The original name of Los Angeles is The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the River Porciúncula, which is one of the longest and shortest place names in the world. The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce was concerned that the South Pacific would take control of the port, so they attempted to promote San Pedro, leading to the Free Port Struggle. Since its establishment as a small settlement in the late 18th century, Los Angeles has relied on its own river for water, constructing a system of reservoirs, open ditches, and canals to irrigate nearby fields. In addition to Los Angeles, riots against Latinos occurred in other cities in California, Texas, and Arizona, as well as in northern cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia, and Detroit.
Lippencott eventually left the Reclamation Service and became an assistant to Mulholland at the Los Angeles Water Department, providing them with Reclamation Service maps, field studies, and stream measurements. The Latino community in Los Angeles was once concentrated on the east side but now spans across the entire city. This includes the huge floodplain drained by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers and the South Channel Islands, including Santa Barbara, San Clemente, Santa Catalina, and San Nicolas Islands. The success of Los Angeles was heavily dependent on Yaanga, a nearby prosperous village of Tongva.
Harry Chandler, a major real estate investor in the San Fernando Valley, used his Los Angeles Times to promote development near the aqueduct outlet. Between 1899 and 1903, Harrison Gray Otis and his successor son-in-law Harry Chandler made successful attempts to buy cheap land on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. By 1943, Los Angeles County had a population that exceeded 37 states and was home to one in 40 U. S.
citizens. During current storms, the volume of water in Long Beach's Los Angeles River can be as large as that of St. Louis' Mississippi River.Los Pobladores (settlers) is the name given to the 22 adults and 22 children from Sonora who founded Los Angeles. The reaction to police brutality led to the Watts riots of 1965 and the Los Angeles riots of 1992 following Rodney King's beating.
Streetcar service in Los Angeles began with horseback cars (1874-189), cable cars (1885-190), and electric trolleys (1887-1963). The Japanese-American community in Los Angeles has been greatly affected since Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor brought America into World War II.Los Angeles also developed another industry in the early 20th century when East Coast film producers moved there.