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Maps: How Los Angeles Compares In Size To Other Cities
Geographically, Los Angeles isn't quite like the other older cities (particularly those east of the Mississippi), and a new program that allows you to transpose our city limits on a map for comparison really hammers the point home. The program MAPfrappe by the self-storage site SpareFoot compares Los Angeles to thirteen other cities plus the Great Lakes and Grand Canyon to boot.
Los Angeles' oddly shaped city limits—which include the Hollywood Hills and the narrow strip of land that leads to San Pedro—easily swallow New York City (then again, even San Diego is bigger than the five boroughs). Much is made of Los Angeles becoming increasingly dense—and it is—but NYC still has more than double the population with a land mass that's about two-thirds the space. San Francisco, Seattle and Boston are dwarfed by Los Angeles, and Chicago is about half our size.
The even more auto-centric Houston sprawls beyond us. And then if you click through to the rest of the map, you can see how we stack up against tiny international cities like Paris and Amsterdam or the massive Shanghai.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.