Sunday, September 4, 2011

Randy Newman

From the South Bay to the Valley
From the West Side to the East Side
Everybody's very happy
'Cause the sun is shining all the time
Looks like another perfect day
I love L.A.!

From Randy Newman's 1983 song, "I Love L.A."

On this date in 1781, Los Angeles was founded by 44 Spanish settlers.  It's original name was El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula, or "The Village of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of Porziuncola."  (Porziuncola is a small church in Italy that tradition says was given to St. Francis of Assisi, who founded the Franciscan Order there.)

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