There are approximately 124 Unincorporated Areas within L.A. County

In alphabetical order, they are as follows, with areas noted to the right serving as “slices” of the aforementioned cities to the left:

Community“Slice(s)”
Acton
Agoura
Agua Dulce
Alpine
Altadena
Antelope Acres
Athens (West Athens)
Avocado Heights
Baldwin Hills
Bandini (islands)
Bassett
Big Pines
Bouquet Canyon
Calabasas (adjacent)
Calabasas Highlands
Canyon Country
Castaic
Castaic Junction
Charter Oak (islands)
Citrus (Covina islands)
Crystalaire
Deer Lake Highlands
Del Aire
Del Sur
East Azusa (islands)
East Rancho Dominguez
East Los Angeles
Belvedere Gardens
City Terrace
Eastmont
East Pasadena
East San Gabriel
East Whittier
El Camino Village
El Dorado
Elizabeth Lake
Fairmont
Firestone
Florence
Forrest Park
Franklin Canyon
Glendora (islands)
Gorman
Graham
Green Valley
Hacienda Heights
Hi Vista
Juniper Hills
Kagel Canyon
Kinneloa Mesa
La Crescenta
La Rambla
Ladera Heights
Lake Hughes
Lake Los Angeles
Lakeview
Lang
Lennox
Leona Valley
Littlerock
Llano
Long Beach (islands)
Longview
Los Cerriots Wetlands
Los Nietos
Malibu Vista
Marina del Rey
Mint Canyon
Monrovia/Arcadia/Duarte (islands)
Monte Nido
Montrose
Mulholland Corridor
Cornell
Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon
Malibou Lake
Malibu Bowl
Malibu Highlands
Malibu/Sycamore Canyon
Monte Nido
Seminole Hot Springs
Sunset Mesa
Trifuno Canyon
Neenach
Newhall
North Claremont (islands)
Northeast San Dimas (islands)
Northeast Whittier (island)
Northeast Whittier
Norwalk/Cerritos (islands)
Oat Mountain
Pearblossom
Placerita Canyon
Quartz Hill
Rancho Dominguez
Redman
Roosevelt
Rowland heights
San Clemente Island
San Pasqual
Santa Catalina Island
Saugus
Soledad
South San Gabriel
South San Jose Hills
South Whittier
Stevenson Ranch
Sulphur Springs
Sun Village
Sunland/Sylmar/Tujunga (adjacent)
Sunshine Acres
Three Points
Topanga Canyon
Fernwood
Glenview
Sylvia Park
Topanga
Twin Lakes
Universal City
Val Verde
Valencia
Valyermo
Vasquez Rocks
Veterans Administration Center
View Park
Walnut Park
West Arcadia (islands)
West Carson
West Chatsworth
West Pomona (islands)
West Puente Valley
West Rancho Dominguez
Victoria
West Whittier
Westfield
Westmont
White Fence Farms
Whittier Narrows
Willowbrook
Wilsona Gardens
Windsor Hills
Wiseburn
Wrightwood

“More than 65 percent of the County — 2,653.5 square miles — is unincorporated. For the 1 million people living in those areas, the Board of Supervisors is their “city council” and the supervisor representing the area the “mayor.” County departments provide the municipal services. There are approximately 120-125 unincorporated areas (depending on how you define them), with the largest number located in the northern part of the County.”

Source: Public Affairs, Chief Executive Office, County of Los Angeles, Room 358, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, Phone (213) 974-1311, 2011

J.T.

L.A. Mayors Ball: 1913 – 2022

How time flies. Below, from left to right, are 15 L.A. mayors over a 100 years and then some.

Henry Rose, 1913 – 1915; Charles Sebastian, 1915 – 1916; Frederick Woodman, 1916 – 1919; Meredith Snyder, 1919 – 1921; George Cryer, 1921 – 1929; John Porter, 1929 – 1933; Frank Shaw, 1933 – 1938; Fletcher Bowron, 1938 – 1953; Norris Poulson, 1953 – 1961; Sam Yorty, 1961 – 1973; Thomas Bradley, 1973 – 1993; Richard Riordan, 1993 – 2001; James Hahn, 2001 – 2005; Antonio Villaraigosa, 2005 – 2013; Eric Garcetti, 2013 – 2022; Gina Viola, 2022 – 2030, perhaps?

And from our latest at Making A Neighborhood: “There’s also no telling just what the city’s first non-male mayor in its nearly 241 years in existence could achieve for voters with a term or two onto 2030, and all the more so given L.A. city hall’s historically inequitable—and often compromised—structure in any case. But given Viola’s strong position on divestment from incarceration for L.A.’s most vulnerable communities—especially Black Lives—a policy that’s also gained increasing momentum at the voting booths over the last decade, it sure is something different for the city and its neighborhoods in generations; in fact, with the data and ground-game in mind, it’s an unprecedented opportunity.”

Mail-in ballots arrive this May 9th, 2022. And Election Day is June 7th, 2022.

J.T.