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{{quote|Imagine a city full of people ruthlessly pursuing wealth, fame and self-improvement, at any cost? Where everyone you met was either a celebrity, trying to be a celebrity, or used to be a celebrity? Where nature's bounty meant you could enjoy perfect weather all year round? Where the air was so good you could literally see and taste it? Dare to dream, because that city exists...|GTA V Manual}} {{Infobox city
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{{Infobox city
|name= Los Santos
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|name = Los Santos
|image= [[File:LosSantosPics.png|right]]
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|image = [[File:LSMontage-GTAV.png|315px]]
|mayor=
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|mayor =
|pop=estimated 4,000,000+
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|pop = estimated 4,000,000+
|established=1781
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|established = [[1781]]
|state= [[San Andreas in HD Universe|San Andreas]]
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|state = [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]]
|country = [[United States]]
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|country = [[United States of America]]
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto V]]|caption = From top, skyline of [[Downtown Los Santos]], middle-left [[Del Perro Pier]], upper middle-right the Los Santos drains, lower middle-right, [[Portola Drive]], to the lower-left, The [[Vinewood Sign]] and to the lower-right, [[Galileo Observatory]]|motto = Bulimic Capital of America
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
}}'''Los Santos''' is a fictional city located in the southwestern [[United States of America|United States]] in [[Los Santos County]] within the State of [[San Andreas in HD Universe|San Andreas]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. GTA V is the city's 2nd appearance in the series after [[GTA SA|GTA San Andreas]]. Los Santos is based on [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles, California]], and its greater metropolitan area. Los Santos is Spanish for "The Saints", a play on "The Angels".
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|caption = From top to bottom, left to right: skyline of [[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]], [[Sightings Bar & Restaurant|Sightings]] restaurant at the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], [[Portola Drive]], [[Los Santos City Hall (HD Universe)|Los Santos City Hall]], [[Vinewood Sign]], [[Rancho Towers]] in [[South Los Santos]], and [[Gentry Manor Hotel]] at [[Vinewood Boulevard (HD Universe)|Vinewood Boulevard]]
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|motto = Bulimic Capital of America}}
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''For the [[GTA San Andreas]] rendition, see [[Los Santos (3D Universe)]]''
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{{Quote|Imagine a city full of people ruthlessly pursuing wealth, fame and self-improvement, at any cost? Where everyone you met was either a celebrity, trying to be a celebrity, or used to be a celebrity? Where nature's bounty meant you could enjoy perfect weather all year round? Where the air was so good you could literally see and taste it? Dare to dream, because that city exists...|GTA V Manual}}
   
Like its real-life counterpart of ''LA,'' Los Santos is a huge sprawling metropolis with a lot of cultures, the film-making industry and the hood life, just to name a couple. Not unlike [[Liberty City in HD Universe|Liberty City]] in GTA IV, the time and date of the city is present of the year the game was released (2013).
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'''Los Santos''' is a fictional city located in the southwestern [[United States]] in [[Los Santos County]] within the [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|State of San Andreas]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''. GTA V marks Los Santos' second appearance in the series after ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', which came out in [[2004]]. The new rendition of the city is now much more detailed, larger, and looks more alive than ever before. Los Santos is based on [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles, California]], and its greater metropolitan area. Los Santos is Spanish for "The Saints", a play on "The Angels", which is the translation of Los Angeles.
GTA V's rendition of Los Santos is divided into the sections of North Los Santos, East Los Santos, West Los Santos and South Los Santos, in which beneath the sections the streets are divided into districts or neighborhoods, and one incorporated[[Davis| city]].
 
   
The city is served by the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], which is one of the busiest airports in the world. Los Santos also has an extensive [[Los Santos Transit|transit system]].
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Like its real-life counterpart of LA, Los Santos is a huge and sprawling metropolis with various different cultures, ranging from the prestigious film-making industry of [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] to the suburban hood life of [[Strawberry]], just to name a few. Like [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', the time and date of the city is the same as the year the game was released ([[2013]]).
   
The city was first revealed in the debut trailer of [[GTA V]].
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GTA V's rendition of Los Santos can be divided into four big sections: North, East, West and South Los Santos, in which beneath the sections, the streets are divided into districts. There are three incorporated cities in Los Santos: [[Davis]], [[Del Perro]], and [[Rockford Hills]].
   
==Landmarks and Sightings==
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The city is served by the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], which is one of the busiest airports in the world. Los Santos also has an extensive [[Los Santos Transit|transit system]] that reaches all throughout the city.
*[[Mile High Club]]
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*[[Maze Bank Arena]] ([[wp:The_Forum_(Inglewood)|Great Western Forum]])
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Los Santos serves as the County Seat of Los Santos County, and is the Principal City of the Los Santos Metropolitan Area.
*[[Los Santos Country Club]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Country Club|Los Angeles Country Club]])
 
*[[Vinewood Sign]] ([[wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]])
 
*[[Maze Bank Tower]] ([[wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]])
 
*[[Sightings Bar & Restaurant]] ([[wp:Theme Building|Theme Building]])
 
*[[Badger Building]] ([[wp:Capitol Records Tower|Capitol Records Building]])
 
*[[Arcadius Business Center]] ([[wp:Westin Bonaventure|Westin Bonaventure Hotel]])
 
*[[Los Santos City Hall (GTA V)|Los Santos City Hall ]] ([[wp:Los Angeles City Hall|Los Angeles City Hall]])
 
*[[Pegasus Concierge Hotel]] ([[wp:Sunset Tower|Sunset Tower Hotel]] )
 
*[[wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]] look alike
 
*[[wp:File:Towers_on_Fig.jpg|801 Tower]] look alike
 
*Puerta del Sol Yacht Club ([[wp:Marina City Club|Marina City Club]])
 
*[[Lombank Building]] ([[Wp:100 Wilshire Building|100 Wilshire Building]])
 
*Rockford Hills City Hall ([[wp:Beverly Hills City Hall|Beverly Hills City Hall]])
 
*[[Rockford Plaza]] ([[wp:Beverly Center|Beverly Center]])
 
*Von Crastenberg Richman ([[wp:Beverly Hilton|Beverly Hilton]])
 
*[[Vinewood Bowl]] ([[wp:Hollywood Bowl|Hollywood Bowl]])
 
*[[Weazel Plaza]] ([[wp:Fox Plaza, Los Angeles|Fox Plaza]])
 
*[[FIB Headquarters]] ([[wp:One California Plaza|One California Plaza]])
 
*[[IAA Headquarters]] ([[wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]])
 
*[[Schlongberg Sachs Center]] ([[wp:Citigroup_Center_(Los_Angeles)|Citigroup Center]])
 
*[[Union Depository Tower]]
 
*[[Rockford Dorset Hotel]] ([[wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]])
 
*[[WIWANG Tower]]
 
*[[Dream Tower]]
 
*[[Opium Nights (Los Santos)|Opium Nights Hotel]]
 
   
==Air and Sea Ports==
 
*[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] ([[wp:LAX|Los Angeles International Airport]])
 
*[[Port of Los Santos]] ([[wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]])
 
 
==Districts/Neighborhoods==
 
==Districts/Neighborhoods==
====Central Los Santos ====
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[[File:DowntownLS.png|thumb|Central Los Santos from air.]]
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Central Los Santos districts make up the area of Downtown Los Santos. The area is bounded by the Del Perro Freeway to the north, the La Puerta freeway to the west, the Olympic Freeway to the south and the Los Santos River to the east. The area is chracterised as Los Santos' most urbanised area, with the presence of the tallest high-rises.
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[[File:Downtown_Los_Santos_(V).jpeg|thumb|262px]]
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===Central Los Santos===
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Central Los Santos districts make up the area of Downtown Los Santos. The area is bordered by the [[Del Perro Freeway|Del Perro Freeway]] to the north, the [[La Puerta Freeway|La Puerta Freeway]] to the west, the [[Olympic Freeway]] to the south, and the [[Los Santos River]] to the east. The area is characterised as Los Santos' most urbanised area, with the presence of the tallest high-rises in the city, including the huge [[Maze Bank Tower]].
   
*[[Downtown Los Santos (GTA V)|Downtown Los Santos]] ([[wp:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown]])
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*[[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]] ([[wp:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown Los Angeles]])
 
*[[Textile City]] ([[wp:Fashion District (Los Angeles)|Fashion District]])
 
*[[Textile City]] ([[wp:Fashion District (Los Angeles)|Fashion District]])
 
*[[Mission Row]] ([[wp:Skid Row, Los Angeles|Skid Row]])
 
*[[Mission Row]] ([[wp:Skid Row, Los Angeles|Skid Row]])
 
*[[Pillbox Hill]] ([[wp:Bunker Hill, Los Angeles|Bunker Hill]])
 
*[[Pillbox Hill]] ([[wp:Bunker Hill, Los Angeles|Bunker Hill]])
 
*[[Legion Square]] ([[wp:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]])
 
*[[Legion Square]] ([[wp:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]])
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[[File:Buzzard-Next-Gen-Version.jpg|thumb|A Buzzard flying over North Los Santos.]]
   
====North Los Santos====
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===North Los Santos===
North Los Santos comprises the neighborhoods that extend north from Downtown Los Santos into the Vinewood Hills at the northern fringes of the city. The area is suburban in nature and possesses Los Santos' most affluent and exclusive neighborhoods. [[File:NorthLS.png|thumb]]
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North Los Santos consists of the neighborhoods that extend north from Downtown Los Santos into the Vinewood Hills at the northern edge of the city. The area is rich and suburban in nature and possesses Los Santos' most affluent and exclusive neighborhoods. North Los Santos is home to one of the wealthiest people in Los Santos. Many famous celebrities such as [[Poppy Mitchell]] reside here. Houses in North LS, such as [[Michael's House]], are very lavish and expensive. North LS is the richest area in the city. 
   
*[[Alta]] ([[wp:Los Feliz|Los Feliz]])
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*[[Alta]] ([[wp:Chinatown, Los Angeles|Chinatown]])
 
*[[Burton]] ([[wp:Beverly Grove, Los Angeles|Beverly Grove]])
 
*[[Burton]] ([[wp:Beverly Grove, Los Angeles|Beverly Grove]])
*[[Rockford Hills]] ([[wp:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]])
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*[[File:RockfordhillsLSnextgen.png|thumb|270px]][[Rockford Hills]] ([[wp:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]] and [[wp:Century City, Los Angeles|Century City]])
*[[Vinewood (GTA V)|Vinewood]] ([[wp:Hollywood, California|Hollywood]])
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*[[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] ([[wp:Hollywood, California|Hollywood]])
*[[Richman (GTA V)|Richman]] ([[wp:Bel Air, Los Angeles|Bel Air]])
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*[[Richman (HD Universe)|Richman]] ([[wp:Bel Air, Los Angeles|Bel Air]] and [[wp:Holmby Hills, Los Angeles|Holmby Hills]])
 
*[[West Vinewood]] ([[wp:West Hollywood|West Hollywood]])
 
*[[West Vinewood]] ([[wp:West Hollywood|West Hollywood]])
*[[Vinewood Hills (GTA V)|Vinewood Hills]] ([[wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]])
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*[[Vinewood Hills]] ([[wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]])
 
*[[Downtown Vinewood]] ([[wp:Downtown Hollywood|Downtown Hollywood]])
 
*[[Downtown Vinewood]] ([[wp:Downtown Hollywood|Downtown Hollywood]])
*[[Hawick]] ([[wp:Melrose District, Los Angeles, California|Melrose]])
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*[[Hawick]] ([[wp:Melrose District, Los Angeles|Melrose]])
   
====South Los Santos====
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===[[South Los Santos]]===
[[South Los Santos]] includes the neighborhoods or areas that define as independent cities that extend south from Downtown Los Santos. The south of the city is home to Los Santos' poorest residents. The south-central districts has several low-income housing projects and garbage pilling up the streets. The city of [[Davis]] also lays in this area. South Los Santos is mostly based of [[wp:South Los Angeles|South Los Angeles]], as well as the city of [[wp:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]]. The port and docks of Los Santos is defined also as South Los Santos.[[File:SouthLS.png|thumb]]
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South Los Santos includes the neighborhoods or areas that define as independent cities that extend south from Downtown Los Santos. The south of the city is home to Los Santos' poorest residents. The south-central districts have several low-income housing projects and garbage lining up the streets. South LS is filled with crime and street gangs like [[The Families]] gangbanging. The port and docks of Los Santos is defined also as South Los Santos. Two of the most iconic districts of Los Angeles, [[wp:Inglewood|Inglewood]] and [[wp:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]], previously featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]], are mostly absent however, aside from slight influences in other districts of Los Santos.[[File:South_Los_Santos_in_GTA_V.jpg|thumb|258px]]
   
*[[Strawberry]] ([[wp:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]])
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*[[Strawberry]] ([[wp:Crenshaw, Los Angeles|Crenshaw]] and [[wp:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]])
 
*[[Davis]] ([[wp:Compton, California|Compton]])
 
*[[Davis]] ([[wp:Compton, California|Compton]])
*[[Rancho]] ([[wp:Watts, Los Angeles|Watts]])
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*[[Rancho]] ([[wp:Watts, Los Angeles|Watts]] and [[wp:Florence, Los Angeles|Florence]])
*[[Chamberlain Hills]] ([[wp:Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, Los Angeles|Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw]])
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*[[Chamberlain Hills]] ([[wp:Baldwin Village, Los Angeles|Baldwin Village]])
 
*[[La Puerta]] ([[wp:San Pedro, Los Angeles|San Pedro]])
 
*[[La Puerta]] ([[wp:San Pedro, Los Angeles|San Pedro]])
*[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] ([[wp:Los Angeles International Airport|Los Angeles International Airport]])
 
 
*[[Banning]] ([[wp:Wilmington, Los Angeles|Wilmington]])
 
*[[Banning]] ([[wp:Wilmington, Los Angeles|Wilmington]])
*[[Elysian Island]] ([[wp:Terminal_Island|Terminal Island]])
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*[[Elysian Island]] ([[wp:Terminal Island|Terminal Island]])
*[[Cypress Flats]]([[wp:Long Beach|Long Beach]])
 
 
*[[Terminal]] ([[wp:Long Beach Harbor|Long Beach Harbor]])
 
*[[Terminal]] ([[wp:Long Beach Harbor|Long Beach Harbor]])
   
====East Los Santos ====
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===East Los Santos ===
[[East Los Santos (GTA V)|East Los Santos]] comprises the neighborhoods bounded between the [[Los Santos Freeway (GTA V)|Los Santos Freeway]] and the [[Los Santos River]] to the west and the [[Tataviam Mountains|Tataviam]] and [[Palomino Highlands]] mountain ranges to the east. The area sees considerable disparities of wealth, with northern districts (e.g. East Vinewood and Mirror Park) being home to the elite and middle classes, districts in central east Los Santos (e.g. El Burro Heights, Murrieta Heights, La Mesa) possessing working class residents and southern districts being home to many of Los Santos' harsh industrial facilities.
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[[East Los Santos (HD Universe)|East Los Santos]] comprises the neighborhoods bounded between the [[Los Santos Freeway (HD Universe)|Los Santos Freeway]] and the [[Los Santos Storm Drain (HD Universe)|Los Santos Storm Drain]] to the west and the [[Tataviam Mountains|Tataviam]] and [[Palomino Highlands]] mountain ranges to the east. East LS is primarily made up of various different Hispanic/Latino immigrants, mostly [[Mexico|Mexican]]. Like South LS, East LS has many criminals lurking about, and it is said that tourists are unsafe even in daytime. The area sees considerable disparities of wealth, with northern districts (e.g. East Vinewood and Mirror Park) being home to the elite and middle classes, districts in central east Los Santos (e.g. El Burro Heights, Murrieta Heights, La Mesa) possessing working class residents, and southern districts being home to many of Los Santos' harsh industrial facilities.
   
*[[East Vinewood]] ([[wp:East Hollywod|East Hollywood]]
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[[File:EastLSnextgen.png|thumb|270px]]
*[[Mirror Park]] ([[wp:Echo Park, Los Angeles|Echo Park]], [[wp:Silver Lake, Los Angeles|Silver Lake]])
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*[[East Los Santos (GTA V)|East Los Santos]] ([[wp:East Los Angeles|East Los Angeles]])
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*[[East Vinewood]] ([[wp:Silver Lake, Los Angeles|Silver Lake]] and [[wp:Echo Park, Los Angeles|Echo Park]]) 
*[[La Mesa]] ([[wp:El Sereno|El Sereno]])
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*[[Mirror Park]] ([[wp:Echo Park, Los Angeles|Echo Park Lake]])
*[[El Burro Heights]] ([[wp:Signal Hill|Signal Hill]])
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*[[La Mesa]] ([[wp:Arts District, Los Angeles|Arts District]])
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*[[El Burro Heights]] ([[wp:Signal Hill, California|Signal Hill]])
 
*[[Murrieta Heights]] ([[wp:Boyle Heights|Boyle Heights]])
 
*[[Murrieta Heights]] ([[wp:Boyle Heights|Boyle Heights]])
*[[Cypress Flats]] ([[wp:Long Beach, Los Angeles|Long Beach]])
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*[[Cypress Flats]] ([[wp:Vernon, California|Vernon]])
 
*[[Murrieta Oil Field]] ([[wp:Long Beach Oil Fields|Long Beach Oil Fields]])
 
*[[Murrieta Oil Field]] ([[wp:Long Beach Oil Fields|Long Beach Oil Fields]])
   
====West Los Santos====
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===West Los Santos===
West Los Santos comprises the neighborhoods that sprawl west from Downtown Los Santos, extending as far as the Pacific Bluffs, at the city's western limits. Whilst not as affluent as North Los Santos, neighborhoods in the west of the city generally still possess high levels of wealth.
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West Los Santos comprises the neighborhoods that sprawl west from Downtown Los Santos, extending as far as the Pacific Bluffs, at the city's western limits. Whilst not as affluent as North Los Santos, neighborhoods in the west of the city generally still possess high levels of wealth. West LS is home to the city's beautiful beaches that are extremely crowded. The famous [[Pleasure Pier]] is located here, boasting various attractions such as a [[Leviathan (Roller Coaster)|roller coaster]] or even a [[Ferris Whale|Ferris wheel]].[[File:WestLSnextgen.png|thumb|270px]]
   
 
*[[Little Seoul]] ([[wp:Koreatown, Los Angeles|Koreatown]])
 
*[[Little Seoul]] ([[wp:Koreatown, Los Angeles|Koreatown]])
 
*[[Morningwood]] ([[wp:Westwood, Los Angeles|Westwood]])
 
*[[Morningwood]] ([[wp:Westwood, Los Angeles|Westwood]])
 
*[[Del Perro]] ([[wp:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]])
 
*[[Del Perro]] ([[wp:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]])
*[[Pacific Bluffs]] ([[wp:Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles|Pacific Palisades]]/[[wp:Malibu, California#Malibu Bluffs Community Park and Malibu Bluffs Recreation Area|Malibu Bluffs Park]])
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*[[Pacific Bluffs]] ([[wp:Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles|Pacific Palisades]])
 
*[[Backlot City]] ([[wp:Culver City, California|Culver City]])
 
*[[Backlot City]] ([[wp:Culver City, California|Culver City]])
*[[La Puerta]] ( [[wp:San Pedro, Los Angeles|San Pedro]])
 
 
*[[Vespucci Canals]] ([[wp:Venice Canals|Venice Canals]])
 
*[[Vespucci Canals]] ([[wp:Venice Canals|Venice Canals]])
 
*[[Vespucci]] ([[wp:Venice Beach|Venice Beach]])
 
*[[Vespucci]] ([[wp:Venice Beach|Venice Beach]])
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*[[Puerto Del Sol]] ([[wp:Marina del Rey, California|Marina del Rey]])
   
==Highways/Streets==
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==Landmarks and Sightings==
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===Skyscrapers and corporate buildings===
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[[File:DowntownLS2-GTAV.jpg|thumb|Downtown LS.]]
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Los Santos is not as renowned as [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] for its cityscape, but many important companies as well as government agencies [[FIB]] and [[IAA]] are headquartered here. Most of the city's high rises are located in [[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown LS]], and the rest are scattered throughout the nearby districts of [[Little Seoul]] and [[Rockford Hills]].
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*[[3 Alta Street Tower]] ([[wp:File:Towers on Fig.jpg|801 Tower]])
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*[[707 Vespucci]] (800 Wilshire Boulevard)
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*[[Arcadius Business Center]] ([[wp:Westin Bonaventure|Westin Bonaventure Hotel]])
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*[[Badger Building]] ([[wp:Capitol Records Building|Capitol Records Building]])
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*[[FIB Headquarters]] ([[wp:One California Plaza|One California Plaza]])
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*[[IAA Headquarters]] ([[wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]])
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*[[Little Seoul Tower]] ([[wp:Equitable Life Building (Los Angeles)|Equitable Life Building]])
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*[[Lombank Building]] (100 Wilshire Building)
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*[[Lombank Tower]] ([[wp:File:HSBC_Building, 7th and Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA, 2012.jpg|Figueroa Tower]])
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*[[Maze Bank Tower]] ([[wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]])
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*[[Mile High Club]] ([[wp:JW Marriott Hotels|JW Marriott]] & [[wp:Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company|Ritz-Carlton]] hotels) ''(under construction)''
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*[[Penris Building]] ([[wp:File:1000_Wilshire.jpg|Wedbush Securities Building]])
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*[[Richards Majestic|Richards Majestic Tower]] ([[wp:Constellation Place|Constellation Place]])
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*[[Schlongberg Sachs Center]] ([[wp:Citigroup Center (Los Angeles)|Citigroup Center]])
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*[[Union Depository Tower]] (Mellon Bank Center & [[wp:Gas Company Tower|Gas Company Tower]])
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*[[Weazel Plaza]] ([[wp:Fox Plaza, Los Angeles|Fox Plaza]])
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*[[WIWANG Tower]] ([[wp:5900 Wilshire|Variety Building]] & [[wp:Aon Center (Los Angeles)|Aon Center]])
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===Hotels===
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Los Santos, especially the northern side of the city, is praised for its high quality hotels. There are many famous hotel chains such as the one owned by the affluent [[Von Crastenburg Family]].
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*[[Banner Hotel & Spa]] (Fairmont Miramar Hotel)
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*[[The Emissary (Los Santos)|The Emissary]] ([[wp:Millennium Biltmore Hotel|Millennium Biltmore Hotel]])
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*[[The Generic Hotel]] ([[wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]])
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*[[Gentry Manor Hotel]] ([[wp:Chateau Marmont Hotel|Chateau Marmont Hotel]])
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*[[Hookah Palace]] (Figueroa Hotel)
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*[[Opium Nights (Los Santos)|Opium Nights]] (Sheraton Gateway Hotel)
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*[[Pegasus Concierge Hotel]] ([[wp:Sunset Tower|Sunset Tower]])
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*[[The Richman Hotel]] ([[wp:Beverly Hills Hotel|Beverly Hills Hotel]])
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*[[Rockford Dorset Hotel]] ([[wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]])
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*[[Von Crastenburg Hotel]] ([[wp:Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel|Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel]])
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===Residential buildings===
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Aside from houses, there are also large apartment buildings for people to live in. These buildings are typically high-end and go up to thousands of dollars in price, except the low-rise housing projects of [[South Los Santos]].
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*[[Dream Tower]] (Wilshire Christian Manor)
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*[[Eclipse Towers]] (Sierra Towers)
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*[[Kayton Towers]] (Central Plaza)
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*[[Rancho Projects]] ([[wp:Nickerson Gardens|Nickerson Gardens]])
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*[[Tinsel Towers]] (Sierra Towers) (Shortened version)
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*[[Weazel Plaza]] ([[wp:Fox Plaza, Los Angeles|Fox Plaza]])
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===Recreation and sports===
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[[File:MazeBankArena.png|thumb|Maze Bank Stadium.]]
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Los Santos is not only famous for its film culture, but also its sports. There are many famous sports teams in Los Santos that have fans arguing about them on [[Lifeinvader]].
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====Sports teams====
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*[[Boars Baseball Club]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim]])
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*[[LS Squeezers]]
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*[[LS Pounders]]
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*[[Los Santos Corkers Baseball Team]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Dodgers|Los Angeles Dodgers]])
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*[[Feud Baseball Team]]
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*[[Los Santos Kings]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Kings|Los Angeles Kings]])
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*[[LS Benders]]
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*[[U.C.L.S. Bookworms]]
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*[[Los Santos Panic Basketball Team]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Lakers|Los Angeles Lakers]])
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*[[San Andreas Magnetics]]
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*[[LS Jardineros]]
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*[[Los Santos Shrimps]]
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====Locations====
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*[[Del Perro Plaza]] (Portofino Plaza)
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*[[Los Santos Golf Club]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Country Club|Los Angeles Country Club]])
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*[[Maze Bank Arena]] ([[wp:The Forum (Inglewood)|Great Western Forum]] & [[wp:Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum]])
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*[[Pleasure Pier]] ([[wp:Pacific Park|Pacific Park]])
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*[[Puerto Del Sol Yacht Club]] (Marina City Club)
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*[[Rockford Plaza]] ([[wp:Beverly Center|Beverly Center]])
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*[[Vinewood Bowl]] ([[wp:Hollywood Bowl|Hollywood Bowl]])
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*[[Vinewood Racetrack]] ([[wp:Hollywood Park Racetrack|Hollywood Park Racetrack]])
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===Art and Culture===
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Before the Internet age, people went to the various theatres of Los Santos to see movies. These theatres have been used since the 20th century and are what made the [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] film industry famous. There are also art museums and galleries located throughout LS.
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* [[Betsy O'Neal Pavilion]] ([[wp:Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|Dorothy Chandler Pavilion]])
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* [[Doppler|Doppler Cinema]] ([[wp:Hollywood Pacific Theatre|Hollywood Pacific Theatre]])
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* [[Kortz Center]] ([[wp:Getty Center|Getty Center]])
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* [[Oriental Theater]] ([[wp:TCL Chinese Theatre|TCL Chinese Theatre]])
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* [[San Andreas Gallery of Modern Art|San Andreas Gallery of Modern Art (SAGMA)]]
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* [[Sisyphus Theater]] ([[wp:Greek Theatre (Los Angeles)|Greek Theatre]])
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* [[Ten Cent Theater]] ([[wp:Million Dollar Theater|Million Dollar Theater]])
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* [[Tivoli Cinema]] ([[wp:Fox Bruin Theater|Fox Bruin Theater]])
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* [[Valdez Theater]] ([[wp:Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre|Wiltern Theater]])
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* [[Whirligig Theater]] ([[wp:El Capitan Theatre|El Capitan Theater]])
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* [[Weazel Morningwood]] ([[wp:Fox Theater, Westwood Village|Fox Theater, Westwood Village]])
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===Government===
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Back in the old days, when [[Davis]], [[Del Perro]], and [[Rockford Hills]] were independent, there were many different city halls built. These were made obsolete in modern times and serve as just landmarks.
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*Davis City Hall (Comptom City Hall)
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*[[Del Perro City Hall]] (Santa Monica City Hall)
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*[[Los Santos City Hall (GTA V)|Los Santos City Hall]] ([[wp:Los Angeles City Hall|Los Angeles City Hall]])
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*[[Rockford Hills City Hall]] ([[wp:File:Beverly Hills City Hall,_LA,_CA,_jjron_21.03.2012.jpg|Beverly Hills City Hall]])
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===Iconic landmarks===
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[[File:Vinewood-Sign-Background.jpg|thumb|Vinewood.]]
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There are also many tourist traps in LS. These landmarks are what gave LS a glamorous image.
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*[[Rancho Towers]] ([[wp:Watts Towers|Watts Towers]])
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*[[Sightings Bar & Restaurant]] ([[wp:Theme Building|Theme Building]])
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*[[Tequi-la-la]] ([[wp:Whiskey a Go Go|Whiskey a Go Go]])
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*[[Vinewood Boulevard (HD Universe)|Vinewood Boulevard]] ([[wp:Hollywood Boulevard|Hollywood Boulevard]])
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*[[Vinewood Sign]] ([[wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]])
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==Infrastructure==
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[[File:Los Santos Traffic - GTAV.jpg|thumb|Traffic on the Freeway at night.]]
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===Air and Seaport===
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Los Santos has one of the busiest airports in the world, along with one of the busiest seaports in the world. In the LSX, people are traveling to and from Los Santos every day, although there is barely enough infrastructure to support all this activity. The port is used mostly for Chinese goods and [[The Merryweather Heist|suspicious cargo]].
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*[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] ([[wp:LAX|Los Angeles International Airport]])
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*[[Port of Los Santos]] ([[wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]])
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===Important Highways/Streets===
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:''See [[Interstate System in GTA V]] and [[List of Street Names]] for more information.''
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Los Santos is also known for its horrible traffic and poorly designed highways. It is said that Los Santos traffic is so bad that a woman ended up carpooling with a dead body. Yet still, Los Santos has a large system of freeways, interstates, and highways that run throughout the city. Commuters can be seen here day and night.
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*[[La Puerta Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 110 and State Route 110 (California)|Harbor Freeway]])
 
*[[La Puerta Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 110 and State Route 110 (California)|Harbor Freeway]])
*[[Elysian Fields Freeway]]
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*[[Elysian Fields Freeway]] ([[wp:California State Route 47|Seaside Freeway]])
*[[Los Santos Freeway (GTA V)|Los Santos Freeway]]
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*[[Los Santos Freeway (HD Universe)|Los Santos Freeway]] ([[wp:Hollywood Freeway|Hollywood Freeway]])
 
*[[Del Perro Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 10 in California#Santa Monica Freeway|Santa Monica Freeway]])
 
*[[Del Perro Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 10 in California#Santa Monica Freeway|Santa Monica Freeway]])
*[[Olympic Freeway]]
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*[[Olympic Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 105 (California)|Glen Anderson/Century Freeway]])
*[[Palomino Freeway]]
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*[[Palomino Freeway]] ([[wp:Interstate 710|Long Beach Freeway]])
*[[Senora Freeway]]
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*[[Senora Freeway]] ([[wp:California State Route 111|State Route 111]])
 
*[[Great Ocean Highway]] ([[wp:California State Route 1#Los Angeles and Ventura counties|East Pacific Coast Highway]])
 
*[[Great Ocean Highway]] ([[wp:California State Route 1#Los Angeles and Ventura counties|East Pacific Coast Highway]])
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*[[Mountain View Drive]]
 
*[[Mountain View Drive]]
 
*[[Jamestown Ave]]
 
*[[Jamestown Ave]]
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*[[Portola Drive]] ([[wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]])
 
*[[Portola Drive]] ([[wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]])
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*[[Marlowe Drive]] ([[wp:Mulholland Drive|Mulholland Drive]])
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*[[Bay City Ave]] ([[wp:Ocean Avenue (Santa Monica)|Ocean Avenue]])
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*[[West Eclipse Boulevard]] ([[wp:Sunset Boulevard|Sunset Boulevard]])
 
*[[South Rockford Drive]]
 
*[[South Rockford Drive]]
 
*[[Panorama Drive]]
 
*[[Panorama Drive]]
 
*[[Nikola Avenue]]
 
*[[Nikola Avenue]]
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*[[Forum Drive]] (Coliseum Street)
 
*[[Carson Avenue]]
 
*[[Carson Avenue]]
*[[Vespucci Boulevard]]
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*[[Vespucci Boulevard]] ([[wp:Venice Boulevard|Venice Boulevard]])
*[[Strawberry Ave]]
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*[[Strawberry Ave]] ([[wp:Crenshaw Boulevard|Crenshaw Boulevard]])
*[[Jamestown St]]
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*[[Vinewood Boulevard]] ([[wp:Hollywood Boulevard|Hollywood Boulevard]])
*[[Vinewood Boulevard]]
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*[[Grove Street]]
 
   
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===Transportation===
[[File:LosSantosTransit-GTAV-logo.jpeg|thumb|right|200px]]
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[[File:Lst_logo.png|thumb|Los Santos Transit logo.]]
 
Los Santos offers a wide range of transportation, including a connected major [[Interstate System in GTA V|highway]] system, and several other [[Numbered Highways in San Andreas|smaller]] highways, with several exits and on-ramps around the city. The city also has its own rapid transit system named the [[Los Santos Transit]]. Buses can also be seen spawned in traffic all around the city. Like most cities, Los Santos traffic is monitored and controlled by the [[Los Santos Transport Traffic Control System]] which allows the city to control traffic lights and manipulate conditions and the flow of vehicles on the streets and highways.
 
Los Santos offers a wide range of transportation, including a connected major [[Interstate System in GTA V|highway]] system, and several other [[Numbered Highways in San Andreas|smaller]] highways, with several exits and on-ramps around the city. The city also has its own rapid transit system named the [[Los Santos Transit]]. Buses can also be seen spawned in traffic all around the city. Like most cities, Los Santos traffic is monitored and controlled by the [[Los Santos Transport Traffic Control System]] which allows the city to control traffic lights and manipulate conditions and the flow of vehicles on the streets and highways.
   
==Mountain Ranges==
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[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport (LSX)]] is located in the south eastern part of Los Santos and is the only airport in the city.
*[[Tataviam Mountains]] ([[wp:San Gabriel Mountains|San Gabriel Mountains]])
 
*[[Palomino Highlands]] ([[wp:Chino Hills|Chino Hills]])
 
*[[Vinewood Hills (GTA V)|Vinewood Hills]] ([[wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]])
 
*[[Banham Canyon]] ([[wp:Topanga, California|Topanga Canyon]])
 
*[[Tongva Hills]] ([[wp:Agoura Hills, California|Agoura Hills]])
 
*[[Tongva Valley]] ([[wp:San Fernando Valley|San Fernando Valley]])
 
*[[Great Chaparral]] ([[wp:Angeles National Forest|Angeles National Forest]])
 
   
==Law Enforcement==
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==Education==
''Main article: [[LSPD in HD Universe]] ''
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[[File:Lossantoselementary.png|thumb|150px]]
[[File:CJ_(GTA5).png|right|A criminal (maybe a possible protagonist) being pursued by the LSPD|220px]]The [[LSPD in HD Universe|Los Santos Police Department]] (LSPD) is the law enforcement agency that serves Los Santos, along with the [[Los Santos County Sheriff]]'s Department. Their motto is "Obey & Survive", which is inscripted on their squad cars. Unlike the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]], they use newer [[Vapid]] [[Police Cruiser]]s and also use [[Vapid Interceptor]], as apposed to the Merit-based [[Police Patrol]] , but they still use the [[Police Maverick]] as their main squad and helicopter units respectively. 
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Los Santos is home to many schools and other educational institutions. The most famous one is the [[University of San Andreas, Los Santos]], where the most privileged students attend for good careers. There is also the [[Los Santos Elementary]] for children to know the basic learning skills necessary to succeed. [[Sue Murry]] used to teach here. In the incorporated city of [[Davis]], there is the [[Davis High School]].
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*[[Davis High School]] ([[wp:Compton High School|Compton High School]])
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*[[Los Santos Elementary]]
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*[[University of San Andreas, Los Santos]] ([[wp:University of California, Los Angeles|University of California, Los Angeles]])
   
 
==Healthcare==
 
==Healthcare==
*[[Central Los Santos Hospital|Central Los Santos Medical Center]]
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Los Santos boasts a wide variety of hospitals and medical centres. There are more high-end and affluent ones such as [[Mount Zonah Medical Center]], while there are many cheaper ones such as [[St. Fiacre Hospital]].
*[[Mount Zonah Medical Center]] ([[wp:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center]])
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*[[Central Los Santos Hospital|Central Los Santos Medical Center]] ([[wp:LAC+USC Medical Center|Los Angeles County General]])
*[[Pillbox Hill Medical Center]] ([[wp:California Hospital Medical Center|California Hospital Medical Center]])
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*[[Eclipse Medical Tower]] ([[wp:Sunset Medical Tower|Sunset Medical Tower]])
*[[St. Fiacre Teaching Hospital]]
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*[[Mount Zonah Medical Center]] ([[wp:Cedars-Sinai Medical Center|Cedars-Sinai Medical Center]])
*[[Eclipse Medical Tower]] ([[wp:Sunset Medical Tower|Sunset Medical Tower]])
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*[[Pillbox Hill Medical Center]] ([[wp:California Hospital Medical Center|California Hospital Medical Center]])
==Art and Culture==
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*[[St. Fiacre Hospital]]
   
* [[Betsy O'Neal Pavilion]] ([[wp:Dorothy Chandler Pavilion|Dorothy Chandler Pavilion]])
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==Law Enforcement==
* [[Doppler|Doppler Cinema]]
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===LSPD===
* [[Oriental Theater]] ([[wp:Grauman's_Chinese_Theater|TCL Chinese Theater]])
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:''See main article: [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]]''
* [[Sisyphus Theater]]
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[[File:Lossantos_seal.png|thumb|150px]]The [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|Los Santos Police Department]] (LSPD) is the law enforcement agency that serves the city of Los Santos. They are based on the real life Los Angeles Police Department. Their motto is "Obey & Survive", which is inscripted on their squad cars and also reflects on their corrupt nature. Unlike the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]], they use newer [[Vapid]] [[Police Cruiser]]s and also use the [[Vapid Interceptor]], as apposed to the Merit-based [[Police Patrol]], but they still use the [[Police Maverick]] as their main squad and helicopter units, respectively. The LSPD is accused of corruption and racism, much like its [[Los Santos Police Department (3D Universe)|predecessor]] and the LAPD in real life.
* [[Ten Cent Theater]]
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* [[Tivoli Cinema]] ([[wp:Fox Bruin Theater|Fox Bruin Theater]])
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===NOOSE===
* [[Valdez Theater]] ([[wp:Pellissier_Building_and_Wiltern_Theatre|Wiltern Theater]])
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The [[National Office of Security Enforcement]] also has a presence in the city of Los Santos, as one of its branches is located in the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] area, while its [[NOOSE Headquarters|main headquarters]] are located in the [[Palomino Highlands]], northeast of the city. When there is dangerous criminal activity, NOOSE is deployed to the scene.
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===Criminal Justice===
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Although not seen in-game, Los Santos operates a criminal justice system. In a [[Weazel News]] radio segment, a court known as the Los Santos Superior Court is mentioned.
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==Crime==
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Los Santos is also the stronghold of the criminal underground. Many of the neighborhoods in Los Santos suffer from high crime rates, specifically the southern part of the city. Since the 1990s, Los Santos is primarily affected from drug trades between many gangs in the city. These drugs include crack, meth, and marijuana as well as a new drug called "Toilet Cleaner".
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Besides the drug smuggling, the city suffers from violence, murder, and gang fighting in the southern part of the city (mainly [[Chamberlain Hills]], [[Davis]], and [[Strawberry]]). Most of these crimes are caused by the two long time rival African-American street gangs, [[The Families]] and the [[Ballas (HD Universe)|Ballas]]. They are involved in arms-trafficking as well, bringing in illegal weaponry such as [[Assault Rifle]]s and [[SMG]]s.
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Other than small-time street gangs, there are also influential and organized crime groups in the city. The [[Marabunta Grande]], a powerful Salvadorian crime syndicate, are expanding their operations to Los Santos. They have fierce rivalries with other gangs all across [[San Andreas (HD Universe)|San Andreas]] that are involved in the narcotics trade.
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Not only is there high criminal activity, but there is also widespread corruption amongst city officials and even the police. The [[LSPD (HD Universe)|LSPD]] is known for their police brutality; there was even an instance where they shot and killed a [[dog]]. According to some sources, LSPD officers are also known for hiring [[prostitute]]s, which may explain the high presence of prostitution even in the affluent parts of the city.
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==Choice of City==
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When Rockstar Games started to conceptualize ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', they felt that they still had work to do in San Andreas. [[Dan Houser]], the English Vice President of Rockstar Games along with his brother, [[Sam Houser]], as well as the VP of Creativity, had given his idea on creating a new Los Santos this time around:
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''"Sam, my brother, more than anyone, but also the lead artist Aaron Garbut, were both really interested in the idea of doing a proper Los Angeles. We felt we hadn't done that with San Andreas - which was these very small, sketch like cities. Los Angeles and the surrounding countryside would be very interesting, giving us good themes to play on, and lots of good, different gameplay environments - something that allude to aspects of GTA IV and allude to some aspects of San Andreas, but still very fresh and different from the both of them."''
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Dan Houser also stated that, ''"The geography you could get outside Los Angeles is spectacular. The contrast between desert/rural Southern California, inland from L.A. and just a bit north, compared to L.A., gives you a great microcosm of red state/blue state theme - different vibes culturally as much as geographically. I think this would be good about this location."''
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When asked about what elements were Rockstar Games comfortable with leaving behind and what elements they wanted to preserve from [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|San Andreas]], Rockstar Games' Aaron Garbut said that they wanted the new world of Los Santos to feel ''"very fresh"'' and that there reference for the world of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' ''"wasn't the city from the earlier games."'' Aaron also stated that this version Los Santos is an, ''"entirely fresh game world waiting to be explored and experienced."''
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Once asked what is difference between Los Santos in GTA: San Andreas and in GTA V, Aaron stated that the focus of San Andreas was gang culture, while the focus of GTA V is about contemporary culture of L.A. as a whole, with the difference between the two is that GTA V is ''"so much broader."''
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On December 24th 2013, Rockstar added snow to ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. It covered the whole city and was visible from far away. Also, the nights were made darker and time went faster, just like it does in real life on Christmas.
   
 
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VespucciCanals-PhotoViewer-GTAV.jpg|Vespucci Canals
 
lsbc-id.png|"Visit Los Santos & Blane County" as seen on Rockstar's GTA V website.
 
lsbc-id.png|"Visit Los Santos & Blane County" as seen on Rockstar's GTA V website.
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LosSantosMap-GTAV-Tourism.jpg|A tourist holding a guide to Los Santos. Note that this the map seems to be different than the actual game map.
 
LosSantosMap-GTAV-Tourism.jpg|A tourist holding a guide to Los Santos. Note that this the map seems to be different than the actual game map.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* On November 3rd of 2011, Rockstar Games revealed that Los Santos' Grand Theft Auto V rendition will be bigger and contain [[Grapeseed|rural areas]], [[Zancudo River|valleys]], and [[Vespucci Beach|beaches]]. ([http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/19471/grand-theft-auto-v-official-announcement.html Source])
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* Los Santos was first revealed in the debut trailer for ''GTA V''.
* After travelling long enough in GTA IV the stats will record miles traveled from '''[[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]''' to '''Los Santos'''.
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* After travelling long enough in ''GTA IV'', the stats will record miles traveled from '''[[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]''' to '''Los Santos'''.
 
* The pedestrian stop/start walk signs show a man strutting.
 
* The pedestrian stop/start walk signs show a man strutting.
* Los Santos is the first city in the GTA series with an elementary school and high school.
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* Los Santos is the first city in the ''GTA'' series to feature an elementary school. However, the elementary school was removed during gameplay, probably due to controversy.
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* Los Santos is the only city so far in the [[HD Universe]] with highways wider than four lanes.
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* Los Santos in the [[HD Universe]] has the highest sky limit than any other ''GTA'' game in the [[3D Universe|3D]] and [[HD Universe]]s.
 
* During nighttime, the sky turns into a dark yellow colour. However, as soon as the player exits the city, the sky turns back to normal. This is a reference to how polluted Los Angeles is due to the smog covering the skies.
 
* During nighttime, the sky turns into a dark yellow colour. However, as soon as the player exits the city, the sky turns back to normal. This is a reference to how polluted Los Angeles is due to the smog covering the skies.
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CITY
Los Santos
LSMontage-GTAV
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto V
Population: estimated 4,000,000+
Established: 1781
Country: United States of America
State: San Andreas
Motto: Bulimic Capital of America


For the GTA San Andreas rendition, see Los Santos (3D Universe)

"Imagine a city full of people ruthlessly pursuing wealth, fame and self-improvement, at any cost? Where everyone you met was either a celebrity, trying to be a celebrity, or used to be a celebrity? Where nature's bounty meant you could enjoy perfect weather all year round? Where the air was so good you could literally see and taste it? Dare to dream, because that city exists..."
―GTA V Manual

Los Santos is a fictional city located in the southwestern United States in Los Santos County within the State of San Andreas in Grand Theft Auto V. GTA V marks Los Santos' second appearance in the series after Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which came out in 2004. The new rendition of the city is now much more detailed, larger, and looks more alive than ever before. Los Santos is based on Los Angeles, California, and its greater metropolitan area. Los Santos is Spanish for "The Saints", a play on "The Angels", which is the translation of Los Angeles.

Like its real-life counterpart of LA, Los Santos is a huge and sprawling metropolis with various different cultures, ranging from the prestigious film-making industry of Vinewood to the suburban hood life of Strawberry, just to name a few. Like Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV, the time and date of the city is the same as the year the game was released (2013).

GTA V's rendition of Los Santos can be divided into four big sections: North, East, West and South Los Santos, in which beneath the sections, the streets are divided into districts. There are three incorporated cities in Los Santos: DavisDel Perro, and Rockford Hills.

The city is served by the Los Santos International Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the world. Los Santos also has an extensive transit system that reaches all throughout the city.

Los Santos serves as the County Seat of Los Santos County, and is the Principal City of the Los Santos Metropolitan Area.

Districts/NeighborhoodsEdit


Downtown Los Santos (V)

Central Los SantosEdit

Central Los Santos districts make up the area of Downtown Los Santos. The area is bordered by the Del Perro Freeway to the north, the La Puerta Freeway to the west, the Olympic Freeway to the south, and the Los Santos River to the east. The area is characterised as Los Santos' most urbanised area, with the presence of the tallest high-rises in the city, including the huge Maze Bank Tower.

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A Buzzard flying over North Los Santos.

North Los SantosEdit

North Los Santos consists of the neighborhoods that extend north from Downtown Los Santos into the Vinewood Hills at the northern edge of the city. The area is rich and suburban in nature and possesses Los Santos' most affluent and exclusive neighborhoods. North Los Santos is home to one of the wealthiest people in Los Santos. Many famous celebrities such as Poppy Mitchell reside here. Houses in North LS, such as Michael's House, are very lavish and expensive. North LS is the richest area in the city. 

South Los SantosEdit

South Los Santos includes the neighborhoods or areas that define as independent cities that extend south from Downtown Los Santos. The south of the city is home to Los Santos' poorest residents. The south-central districts have several low-income housing projects and garbage lining up the streets. South LS is filled with crime and street gangs like The Families gangbanging. The port and docks of Los Santos is defined also as South Los Santos. Two of the most iconic districts of Los Angeles, Inglewood and Long Beach, previously featured in GTA San Andreas, are mostly absent however, aside from slight influences in other districts of Los Santos.
South Los Santos in GTA V

East Los Santos Edit

East Los Santos comprises the neighborhoods bounded between the Los Santos Freeway and the Los Santos Storm Drain to the west and the Tataviam and Palomino Highlands mountain ranges to the east. East LS is primarily made up of various different Hispanic/Latino immigrants, mostly Mexican. Like South LS, East LS has many criminals lurking about, and it is said that tourists are unsafe even in daytime. The area sees considerable disparities of wealth, with northern districts (e.g. East Vinewood and Mirror Park) being home to the elite and middle classes, districts in central east Los Santos (e.g. El Burro Heights, Murrieta Heights, La Mesa) possessing working class residents, and southern districts being home to many of Los Santos' harsh industrial facilities.

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West Los SantosEdit

West Los Santos comprises the neighborhoods that sprawl west from Downtown Los Santos, extending as far as the Pacific Bluffs, at the city's western limits. Whilst not as affluent as North Los Santos, neighborhoods in the west of the city generally still possess high levels of wealth. West LS is home to the city's beautiful beaches that are extremely crowded. The famous Pleasure Pier is located here, boasting various attractions such as a roller coaster or even a Ferris wheel.
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Landmarks and SightingsEdit

Skyscrapers and corporate buildingsEdit

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Downtown LS.

Los Santos is not as renowned as Liberty City for its cityscape, but many important companies as well as government agencies FIB and IAA are headquartered here. Most of the city's high rises are located in Downtown LS, and the rest are scattered throughout the nearby districts of Little Seoul and Rockford Hills.

HotelsEdit

Los Santos, especially the northern side of the city, is praised for its high quality hotels. There are many famous hotel chains such as the one owned by the affluent Von Crastenburg Family.

Residential buildingsEdit

Aside from houses, there are also large apartment buildings for people to live in. These buildings are typically high-end and go up to thousands of dollars in price, except the low-rise housing projects of South Los Santos.

Recreation and sportsEdit

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Maze Bank Stadium.

Los Santos is not only famous for its film culture, but also its sports. There are many famous sports teams in Los Santos that have fans arguing about them on Lifeinvader.

Sports teamsEdit

LocationsEdit

Art and CultureEdit

Before the Internet age, people went to the various theatres of Los Santos to see movies. These theatres have been used since the 20th century and are what made the Vinewood film industry famous. There are also art museums and galleries located throughout LS.

GovernmentEdit

Back in the old days, when Davis, Del Perro, and Rockford Hills were independent, there were many different city halls built. These were made obsolete in modern times and serve as just landmarks.

Iconic landmarksEdit

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Vinewood.

There are also many tourist traps in LS. These landmarks are what gave LS a glamorous image.

InfrastructureEdit

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Traffic on the Freeway at night.

Air and SeaportEdit

Los Santos has one of the busiest airports in the world, along with one of the busiest seaports in the world. In the LSX, people are traveling to and from Los Santos every day, although there is barely enough infrastructure to support all this activity. The port is used mostly for Chinese goods and suspicious cargo.

Important Highways/StreetsEdit

See Interstate System in GTA V and List of Street Names for more information.

Los Santos is also known for its horrible traffic and poorly designed highways. It is said that Los Santos traffic is so bad that a woman ended up carpooling with a dead body. Yet still, Los Santos has a large system of freeways, interstates, and highways that run throughout the city. Commuters can be seen here day and night.

TransportationEdit

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Los Santos Transit logo.

Los Santos offers a wide range of transportation, including a connected major highway system, and several other smaller highways, with several exits and on-ramps around the city. The city also has its own rapid transit system named the Los Santos Transit. Buses can also be seen spawned in traffic all around the city. Like most cities, Los Santos traffic is monitored and controlled by the Los Santos Transport Traffic Control System which allows the city to control traffic lights and manipulate conditions and the flow of vehicles on the streets and highways.

Los Santos International Airport (LSX) is located in the south eastern part of Los Santos and is the only airport in the city.

EducationEdit

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Los Santos is home to many schools and other educational institutions. The most famous one is the University of San Andreas, Los Santos, where the most privileged students attend for good careers. There is also the Los Santos Elementary for children to know the basic learning skills necessary to succeed. Sue Murry used to teach here. In the incorporated city of Davis, there is the Davis High School.

HealthcareEdit

Los Santos boasts a wide variety of hospitals and medical centres. There are more high-end and affluent ones such as Mount Zonah Medical Center, while there are many cheaper ones such as St. Fiacre Hospital.

Law EnforcementEdit

LSPDEdit

See main article: LSPD
Lossantos seal
The Los Santos Police Department (LSPD) is the law enforcement agency that serves the city of Los Santos. They are based on the real life Los Angeles Police Department. Their motto is "Obey & Survive", which is inscripted on their squad cars and also reflects on their corrupt nature. Unlike the LCPD, they use newer Vapid Police Cruisers and also use the Vapid Interceptor, as apposed to the Merit-based Police Patrol, but they still use the Police Maverick as their main squad and helicopter units, respectively. The LSPD is accused of corruption and racism, much like its predecessor and the LAPD in real life.

NOOSEEdit

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The National Office of Security Enforcement also has a presence in the city of Los Santos, as one of its branches is located in the Los Santos International Airport area, while its main headquarters are located in the Palomino Highlands, northeast of the city. When there is dangerous criminal activity, NOOSE is deployed to the scene.

Criminal JusticeEdit

Although not seen in-game, Los Santos operates a criminal justice system. In a Weazel News radio segment, a court known as the Los Santos Superior Court is mentioned.

CrimeEdit

Los Santos is also the stronghold of the criminal underground. Many of the neighborhoods in Los Santos suffer from high crime rates, specifically the southern part of the city. Since the 1990s, Los Santos is primarily affected from drug trades between many gangs in the city. These drugs include crack, meth, and marijuana as well as a new drug called "Toilet Cleaner".

Besides the drug smuggling, the city suffers from violence, murder, and gang fighting in the southern part of the city (mainly Chamberlain Hills, Davis, and Strawberry). Most of these crimes are caused by the two long time rival African-American street gangs, The Families and the Ballas. They are involved in arms-trafficking as well, bringing in illegal weaponry such as Assault Rifles and SMGs.

Other than small-time street gangs, there are also influential and organized crime groups in the city. The Marabunta Grande, a powerful Salvadorian crime syndicate, are expanding their operations to Los Santos. They have fierce rivalries with other gangs all across San Andreas that are involved in the narcotics trade.

Not only is there high criminal activity, but there is also widespread corruption amongst city officials and even the police. The LSPD is known for their police brutality; there was even an instance where they shot and killed a dog. According to some sources, LSPD officers are also known for hiring prostitutes, which may explain the high presence of prostitution even in the affluent parts of the city.

Choice of CityEdit

When Rockstar Games started to conceptualize Grand Theft Auto V, they felt that they still had work to do in San Andreas. Dan Houser, the English Vice President of Rockstar Games along with his brother, Sam Houser, as well as the VP of Creativity, had given his idea on creating a new Los Santos this time around:

"Sam, my brother, more than anyone, but also the lead artist Aaron Garbut, were both really interested in the idea of doing a proper Los Angeles. We felt we hadn't done that with San Andreas - which was these very small, sketch like cities. Los Angeles and the surrounding countryside would be very interesting, giving us good themes to play on, and lots of good, different gameplay environments - something that allude to aspects of GTA IV and allude to some aspects of San Andreas, but still very fresh and different from the both of them."

Dan Houser also stated that, "The geography you could get outside Los Angeles is spectacular. The contrast between desert/rural Southern California, inland from L.A. and just a bit north, compared to L.A., gives you a great microcosm of red state/blue state theme - different vibes culturally as much as geographically. I think this would be good about this location."

When asked about what elements were Rockstar Games comfortable with leaving behind and what elements they wanted to preserve from San Andreas, Rockstar Games' Aaron Garbut said that they wanted the new world of Los Santos to feel "very fresh" and that there reference for the world of Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV "wasn't the city from the earlier games." Aaron also stated that this version Los Santos is an, "entirely fresh game world waiting to be explored and experienced."

Once asked what is difference between Los Santos in GTA: San Andreas and in GTA V, Aaron stated that the focus of San Andreas was gang culture, while the focus of GTA V is about contemporary culture of L.A. as a whole, with the difference between the two is that GTA V is "so much broader."

ChristmasEdit

On December 24th 2013, Rockstar added snow to Grand Theft Auto Online. It covered the whole city and was visible from far away. Also, the nights were made darker and time went faster, just like it does in real life on Christmas.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Los Santos was first revealed in the debut trailer for GTA V.
  • After travelling long enough in GTA IV, the stats will record miles traveled from Liberty City to Los Santos.
  • The pedestrian stop/start walk signs show a man strutting.
  • Los Santos is the first city in the GTA series to feature an elementary school. However, the elementary school was removed during gameplay, probably due to controversy.
  • Los Santos is the only city so far in the HD Universe with highways wider than four lanes.
  • Los Santos in the HD Universe has the highest sky limit than any other GTA game in the 3D and HD Universes.
  • During nighttime, the sky turns into a dark yellow colour. However, as soon as the player exits the city, the sky turns back to normal. This is a reference to how polluted Los Angeles is due to the smog covering the skies.
    • According to a radio advertisement, Los Santos became "the most polluted city in the world" after a fierce battle with the city of Beijing in 2013.
  • The Seal of LS has an Epsilon Program logo at the top.
  • Just like Los Angeles, Los Santos is accused of having terrible traffic. This can be seen when sometimes switching to Michael or Franklin, where they will be stuck on the highway with lots of congestion.
    • Traffic jams are scripted, and do not happen in normal gameplay.
  • It is revealed in the Loot & Wank website that there were riots in Los Santos several years ago, which is a reference to the Los Angeles riots.

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