Los Angeles created the first municipal zoning ordinance in the United States.On September 14, 1908, Los Angeles City Council promulgated residential and industrial land use zones.However, between 19, Los Angeles City Council created various exceptions to the broad proscriptions which applied to these three residential zones, and as a consequence, some industrial uses emerged within them.There are two differences from the 1908 Residence District Ordinance and later zoning laws in the United States.
Los Angeles is also famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry.
Calship built hundreds of Liberty Ships and Victory Ships on Terminal Island, and the Los Angeles area was the headquarters of six of the country's major aircraft manufacturers (Douglas Aircraft Company, Hughes Aircraft, Lockheed, North American Aviation, Northrop Corporation, and Vultee).
During the war, more aircraft were produced in one year than in all the pre-war years since the Wright brothers flew the first airplane in 1903, combined.
Los Angeles is the largest and most populous city in the state of California and the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California.
Los Angeles is located in a large basin bounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and by mountains as high as 10,000 feet (3,000 m) on the others.