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Los Angeles is a large southern California city in the United States of America and also the center of the movie and television industry in the country. Los Angeles is a global metropolis that sets trends with a fascinating history and rich cultural heritage.
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Los Angeles's cultural attractions are second to none, whether it's Space Shuttle Endeavor, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Getty Center, or art and urban art galleries. From Transformers: The Ride-3D to legendary studios, thriving nightlife and renowned theatrical productions, LA is truly the entertainment capital of the world. It is acclaimed for Michelin star restaurants and multicultural neighborhoods. Sports fans know that Los Angeles is the city of champions! With 75 kilometers of coastline and hundreds of kilometers of cycle paths and walking trails. Shop everything from haute couture to vintage, or relax at one of Los Angeles' world-class spas.
The Hollywood neighborhood has become recognized as the center of the film industry. Los Angeles hosts the Academy Awards and is home to the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the oldest film school in the United States.
Performing arts play an important role in Los Angeles's cultural identity.
There are 841 museums and art galleries in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has more museums per capita than any other city in the world. Notable museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (the largest art museum in the western United States), the Getty Center (part of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest art institution). , the USS Iowa (BB-61) and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. A significant number of art galleries are located at Gallery Row and tens of thousands participate in the downtown monthly art walk.
Summer is warm, barren and cloudless; winter is long, mild, with precipitation and partly overcast sky. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from 9 ° C to 29 ° C and is rarely below 5 ° C or above 34 ° C.
The best time of year to visit Los Angeles and do warm weather activities is from late May to mid-October.
Terrorism: The US Department of Homeland Security, created in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on US protection, has established a range of security alert levels that are constantly updated as the threat level is deemed credible. For information on the current level of this security scale, please visit www.dhs.gov.

Crime: The level of crime is stable, affecting mainly certain cities (or some specific neighborhoods). It is advisable, upon arrival in these cities, to find out which districts are of greatest concern, and especially the times when it is inadvisable to be on the street. Most crimes and petty offenses take place at night and on weekends. Most homicides take place on public roads and are mainly related to drug trafficking.

Los Angeles: East, South and Southeast neighborhoods, such as Watts, Inglewood and Florence.

In case of contact with the police, especially on the road, it is advisable to stop immediately if requested and to remain inside the vehicle with your hands on the steering wheel; do not make sudden or aggressive gestures and never make false statements.

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Emergency number: 911 in all states for contact with police, fire brigade or for medical assistance.
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