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Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest urban region in the United States, encompassing five counties in southern California, extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County on the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast. It consists of three metropolitan areas in Southern California; the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the Inland Empire, and the Ventura/ Oxnard metropolitan area (Ventura County).

Throughout the 20th century, it was one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States, although growth has slowed since 2000. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of nearly 13 million residents. Meanwhile, the larger metropolitan region's population at the 2010 census was estimated to be over 17.8 million residents, and a 2015 estimate reported a population of about 18.7 million. Either definition makes it the second largest metropolitan region in the country, behind the New York metropolitan area, as well as one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world.

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10 November 2018 – Camp Fire, Woolsey Fire, 2018 California wildfires
Two people have been confirmed killed by the Woolsey Fire, which has burned 70,000 acres and hundreds of homes near Los Angeles. (BBC)
29 October 2018 – 2018 World Series
In baseball's World Series, the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth game, winning the series four games to one and claiming the team's ninth World Series title. Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce is named the Series' Most Valuable Player. (The New York Times)
26 October 2018 – 2018 World Series
In baseball, game 3 of the World Series, in which the Boston Red Sox lose to the Los Angeles Dodgers by a score of 3–2, extends to 18 innings and lasts 7 hours and 20 minutes, becoming by far the longest game in World Series history. (USA Today)
20 October 2018 – 2018 Major League Baseball season
The Los Angeles Dodgers return to the World Series after a 5–1 victory against the Milwaukee Brewers in game 7 of the National League Championship Series. (The Los Angeles Times)

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