First founded by the Spanish in 1781, Los Angeles was absorbed into Mexico until the Mexican-American War, when it was purchased by the United States. It officially became a municipality in 1850. The city experienced rapid growth and became a massive metropolis port city.
- California Angels (baseball)
- Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball)
- Los Angeles Lakers (basketball)
- Los Angeles Talons (basketball)
- Los Angeles was the primary setting for the V comic book series (based on the 1983 and 1984 television mini-series events).