This flag design was proposed by Ricardo Tomasz. It is designed to represent the mountain ranges that help define the L.A. landscape. These include the Baldwin Hills (mountain range), Chalk Hills, Chino Hills, Dominguez Hills (mountain range), Foothills of the San Gabriel Valley, Hollywood Hills, Long Buttes, Palos Verdes Hills, Rosecrans Hills, San Gabriel Mountains, San Jose Hills, San Rafael Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Susana Mountains, Sierra Pelona Mountains, Simi Hills, South Hills (California), Tehachapi Mountains, Three Sisters (Los Angeles County), and the Verdugo Mountains.
The San Gabriel Mountains are a mountain range located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, United States. The mountain range is part of the Transverse Ranges and lies between the Los Angeles Basin and the Mojave Desert, with Interstate 5 to the west and Interstate 15 to the east. This range lies in, and is surrounded by, the Angeles National Forest, with the San Andreas Fault as the northern border of the range.
The highest peak in the range is Mount San Antonio, commonly referred to as Mt. Baldy. Mount Wilson is another famous peak, famed for the Mount Wilson Observatoryand the antenna farm that houses many of the transmitters for local media. The observatory may be visited by the public. On October 10, 2014, President Obamadesignated the area the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Why Flags Matter
Why Los Angeles Needs A New Flag
As was stated in the recent online petition:
Los Angeles is currently undergoing a profound transformation. Development is booming, neighborhoods are thriving, and the very heart of our city is growing and adapting to meet the demands of an ever-changing 21st century. We are not just home to celluloid dreams and iconic landscapes, but also to a growing tech industry, world-class cultural centers, and the fastest growing mass transit system in the country. We are in the midst of a stunning revival and, as such, will host the 2028 Olympics. We have set a course to strengthen and transform our city, to create a more sustainable L.A., and right now all eyes are on us. It’s time we show the world how beautiful, creative, and united we truly are.
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