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Old 05-10-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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well, it sure is confusing!!

I thought Anaheim was just a part of L.A. city!

Its reeeeally weird how the cities are so close to eachother.. its nothing like that here in Norway.. I still don't get it, though.. When I look at a map of Cali, i see San Francisco way up north.. then Sacramento.. Santa Barbara.. and finally Los Angeles. And its huge.. All that i thought was Los Angeles is just alot of small-sized cities together + the city of Los Angeles, isnt it?

will someone please hand me a map of L.A. and the surrounding cities!?!?
Go to Google maps and find LA. It'll say "Los Angeles" by the intersection of Interstate 5 and Interstate 10. That's downtown City of Los Angeles. See all the other names on the map? Most of those are incorporated cities and not part of City of LA.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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will someone please hand me a map of L.A. and the surrounding cities!?!?
What is really good for visualizing this is a Thomas Guide. The individual cities are colorized.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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See below. The red area is the City of Los Angeles. The gray areas are surrounding cities. All of them are are in Los Angeles County which is the outlined area. The white areas are unincorporated areas in the County of Los Angeles, i.e. areas of the county that have not incorporated into a city and are therefore subject to county jurisdiction.

If you look closely, some gray areas are completely surrounded, or mostly surrounded, by the the City of LA. These are independent cities such as Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Glendale, City of San Fernando (not to be confused with San Fernando Valley), and Culver City.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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The dark yellow is the "official" political boundaries of the city of Los Angeles. White or light yellow are other cities. This does not show Orange County which is even further south. Cities like Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Glendale, etc.. may be officially separate cities, but they are still lumped in as being called Los Angeles. The political boundaries only mean something for who picks up your trash, gives you police coverage, cleans your streets, etc... Still, it is all "Greater Los Angeles."

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Old 05-10-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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I once knew someone who got really mad just because I thought Orange County was part of L.A. The way it appears, especially around Anaheim and Buena Park, made me think that it was a suburb of L.A. being so close (20-30 minutes in good traffic).
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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will someone please hand me a map of L.A. and the surrounding cities!?!?

http://ceo.lacounty.gov/forms/08%20Map%20&%20Cities.pdf

http://www.fullerton.edu/cdr/oc_map1.pdf
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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Los Angeles is where the bad schools are. All of the other cities are where the good schools are .





Just kidding folks!
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:13 PM
 
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Oh, it is confusing! When I first got here it used to drive me crazy. I never knew whether people were talking about the city, the county or the general area. You do need a map so you can see how big Los Angeles county is and how many cities it holds Then you'll see all the sections of Los Angeles the city. And then there are cities like Beverly Hills that are separate cities right in the middle of Los Angeles (the city) but are NOT Los Angeles the city BUT are in the Los Angeles AREA and in Los Angeles COUNTY. Trust me, this is something you have to have grown up with to understand easily. It will make your head rotate right off your shoulders...
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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... I never knew whether people were talking about the city, the county or the general area. You do need a map so you can see how big Los Angeles county is and how many cities it holds Then you'll see all the sections of Los Angeles the city. And then there are cities like Beverly Hills that are separate cities right in the middle of Los Angeles (the city) but are NOT Los Angeles the city BUT are in the Los Angeles AREA and in Los Angeles COUNTY...
And a map of San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties, as well. The LA Metro area is biiiiig.
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I once knew someone who got really mad just because I thought Orange County was part of L.A. The way it appears, especially around Anaheim and Buena Park, made me think that it was a suburb of L.A. being so close (20-30 minutes in good traffic).
Well, Anaheim and Buena Park are kind of close to the border line of L.A. county.
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