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{{Disambiglink|For the HD Universe rendition, see [[Los Santos (HD Universe)]].}}
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{{DISPLAYTITLE: Los Santos}}
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{{Infobox city
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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|image = L_S_3DU.jpg
Mentioned in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|Grand Theft Auto IV]] <br> Mentioned in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''
 
|name = Los Santos
 
|name = Los Santos
|state = [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]
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|state = [[State of San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]]
 
|motto = "City of Saints"
 
|motto = "City of Saints"
 
 
"The city where you are most likely to get eaten by a wild animal"
 
"The city where you are most likely to get eaten by a wild animal"
|pop = |country = United States|caption = From top to bottom, left to right: Downtown Los Santos, Vinewood sign, West Los Santos, Jefferson, Mullholand intersection, Los Santos city hall.}}''The City of Los Santos redirects here. For [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]'s rendition of the city, see [[Los Santos in GTA V Era|Los Santos]].''
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|pop = |country = [[United States]]|caption = From top to bottom, left to right: [[Downtown Los Santos (3D Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]], [[Vinewood Sign]], [[Rodeo]], [[Jefferson]], [[Mulholland Intersection]] and [[Los Santos City Hall]].}}
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{{quote|Los Santos is truly one of the most audacious and must see cities of the world. The people are beautiful and their attitudes... well, that's for you to discover. The city has everything... whether you're jet-setting, roughing it or in between, it's ALL here. Los Santos is an urban wonderland with its Babel towers, labyrinth of criss-crossing freeways, side streets, rundown residential districts and glamorous neighbourhoods. Los Santos is a place where you can see it all and have it all.|GTA San Andreas City Guides}}
   
[[File:LosSantos-GTASA-map.jpg|thumb|Street map of Los Santos.]]
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[[Image:LosSantos-GTASA-map.jpg|thumb|Street map of '''Los Santos'''.]]
[[File:LosSantosSunrise.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Sunrise over [[Downtown Los Santos|Downtown]].]]
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[[Image:Los_Santos_-GTASA-highdetailedmap.jpg|thumb|High detailed map of '''Los Santos'''.]]
[[File:Los_Santos_Night_View.jpg|thumb|300px|Night view of Los Santos.]]
 
'''Los Santos''' is a fictional city located in [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]], and it is the first city encountered in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. Los Santos is the biggest city of the State of San Andreas. Los Santos is based on [[wikipedia:Los Angeles, California|Los Angeles, California]]. Los Santos translates to 'The Saints', a play on Los Angeles, meaning 'The Angels'. This also applies to the two cities' nicknames - "The City of the Saints" and "City of Angels".
 
   
[[File:Los_Santos_from_Jefferson.jpg|thumb|400px|Downtown Los Santos seen from [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]]. ]]Like Los Angeles, Los Santos is a huge, sprawling co-mingling of cultures and perspectives, full of two-bit hoodlums and small-time and really big time actors and musicians. The population of 3,000,000 is divided into 32 districts, which are home to movie and television studios, multi-million dollar estates, crack-ridden ghettos, and the [[Los Santos International Airport|fourth busiest airport in the world]]. Numerous roads and a central rail line connect Los Santos to [[San Fierro]] and [[Las Venturas]]. The most infamous street in the city is [[Grove Street]], located in [[Ganton]], southeast of downtown Los Santos, and just minutes south of [[East Los Santos]], which contains a predominantly Hispanic population. Grove Street is home to the [[Grove Street Families|Families]] gang, a once powerful gang whose influence faded due to highly successful drug trafficking by the rival [[Ballas]] gang.
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'''Los Santos''' is a fictional city located in the [[State of San Andreas (3D Universe)|State of San Andreas]], and it is the first city encountered in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''. It is based on [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles]], [[wp:California|California]]. Los Santos translates to 'The Saints', a play on Los Angeles, meaning 'The Angels'. This also applies to the two cities' nicknames - "The City of the Saints" and "City of Angels".
   
Los Santos' [[Los Santos Police Department|police]] are often corrupt and the politicians avoid the streets like the plague. There is a motocross track, several basketball courts, and an observatory (modeled after the Griffith Observatory) to satisfy stargazers. Occasionally, independent drug dealers are seen carrying huge wads of cash from recent transactions. [[Graffiti]] is commonplace and gambling venues like the racetrack are frequented by many of the city's denizens. The suburbs nestled in the north hills (modeled after the Hollywood Hills) are home to wealthy businessmen, movie stars, and [[Madd Dogg]], the killer rap artist, alike. The occasional shack or trailer park can also be spotted within this highly affluent district, testaments to the period prior to the gentrification of northern Los Santos.
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Los Santos is the biggest and most populated city of the state. It is situated on the southeastern part of San Andreas, south of [[Red County]] and east of [[Flint County]]. Los Santos is a major world centre for motion picture, television and other related entertainment industries.<ref name="manual">''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - City Guides'' (PC manual) p.11</ref>
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Like Los Angeles, Los Santos is a huge, sprawling co-mingling of cultures and perspectives, full of two-bit hoodlums and small-time and really big time actors and musicians. The population of 3,000,000 is divided into 27 districts, which are home to movie and television studios, multi-million dollar estates, crack-ridden suburbs, a [[Los Santos Forum|racetrack]], an [[Los Santos Observatory|observatory]] to satisfy stargazers, and the [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|fourth busiest airport in the world]]. Occasionally, drug dealers are seen carrying huge wads of cash from recent transactions. [[Tags|Graffiti]] is commonplace and gambling venues like the racetrack are frequented by many of the city's denizens.
   
 
==Storyline==
 
==Storyline==
Los Santos is the hometown of GTA San Andreas protagonist [[Carl Johnson]], who returns from living in [[Liberty City in GTA III|Liberty City]] for five years, after his brother informs him of their mother's death. The game starts upon CJ's arrival in Los Santos, and the story revolves around a lengthy [[Gang Warfare in GTA San Andreas|gang wars]] between CJ's gang, The [[Grove Street Families]], and their fiercest rivals, the [[Ballas]]. Tensions between rival Hispanic gangs, [[Varrios Los Aztecas]] and [[Los Santos Vagos]], also threaten the tenuous hold with which [[Grove Street Families|GSF]] clings to its paltry territories. However, due to the betrayal of senior members [[Big Smoke]] and [[Ryder]], GSF leader [[Sweet Johnson]] is arrested and CJ is run out of town by [[C.R.A.S.H.]], causing the disbandment of the Grove Street Families and the mass takeover of Los Santos by the Ballas and Vagos, with the Ballas taking all of what used to be Grove Street territory.
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[[File:LosSantosSunrise.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Sunrise over [[Downtown Los Santos (3D Universe)|Downtown]].]]
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[[File:Los_Santos_Night_View.jpg|thumb|300px|Night view of Los Santos.]]
   
The city is torn apart over the issue of gang warfare. The Grove Street Families and Ballas constantly spar over total dominance in [[Ganton]], [[Idlewood]], [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]], [[Willowfield]], and even [[East Los Santos]]. In 1992, police officers [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]] of [[C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) are charged with murder and sexual assault, after their extensive corruption becomes blatantly obvious, even to the general public. However, Pulaski had already been murdered by CJ in the [[Arco del Oeste]] area prior to those events, after he and Tenpenny, who were using CJ as their patsy, decide there is no more use for him. Alone at the court hearing, however, Tenpenny is released when the prosecutor inexplicably drops all charges. The entire city, outraged that Tenpenny walks free from horrendously heinous charges of which he is obviously guilty, erupts in riots. This is a reenactment of the L.A. Riots (also known as the [[wikipedia:Los Angeles riots of 1992|Rodney King Riots]]) after the release of the police officers that brutally beat up [[wikipedia:Rodney King|Rodney King]]. During the ensuing chaos, CJ kills cocaine drug lord and ex-gang member [[Big Smoke]]. CJ then chases after Officer Tenpenny, who dies when his stolen [[Fire Truck]] careens off the side of the overpass over Grove Street. When news of Tenpenny's death reaches the people of Los Santos, the riots cease, and the Grove Street Families regain their spot as the strongest gang in Los Santos.
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Los Santos is the hometown of protagonist [[Carl Johnson]], who returns from living in [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] for five years, after his brother informs him of their mother's death. The game starts upon CJ's arrival in Los Santos, and the story revolves around a lengthy [[Gang Warfare in GTA San Andreas|gang war]] between CJ's gang, The [[Grove Street Families]], and their fiercest rivals, the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]]. Tensions between rival Hispanic gangs, [[Varrios Los Aztecas (3D Universe)|Varrios Los Aztecas]] and [[Los Santos Vagos (3D Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]], also threaten the tenuous hold with which [[Grove Street Families|GSF]] clings to its territories. However, due to the betrayal of senior members [[Big Smoke]] and [[Ryder]], GSF leader [[Sweet Johnson]] is arrested and CJ is run out of town by [[C.R.A.S.H.]], causing the disbandment of the Grove Street Families and the mass takeover of Los Santos by the Ballas and Vagos, with the Ballas taking all of what used to be Grove Street territory.
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The city is torn apart over the issue of gang warfare. The Grove Street Families and Ballas constantly spar over total dominance in [[Ganton]], [[Idlewood]], [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]], [[Willowfield]], and even [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]]. In 1992, police officers [[Frank Tenpenny]] and [[Eddie Pulaski]] of [[C.R.A.S.H.]] (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) are charged with murder and sexual assault, after their extensive corruption becomes blatantly obvious, even to the general public. However, Pulaski had already been murdered by CJ in the [[Arco del Oeste]] area prior to those events, after he and Tenpenny, who were using CJ as their patsy, decide there is no more use for him. Alone at the court hearing, however, Tenpenny is released when the prosecutor inexplicably drops all charges. The entire city, outraged that Tenpenny walks free from horrendously heinous charges of which he is obviously guilty, erupts in riots. This is a reenactment of the L.A. Riots (also known as the [[wp:1992 Los Angeles riots|Rodney King Riots]]) after the release of the police officers that brutally beat up [[wp:Rodney King|Rodney King]]. During the ensuing chaos, CJ kills cocaine drug lord and ex-gang member [[Big Smoke]]. CJ then chases after Officer Tenpenny, who dies when his stolen [[Fire Truck]] careens off the side of the overpass over [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]]. When news of Tenpenny's death reaches the people of Los Santos, the riots cease, and the Grove Street Families regain their spot as the strongest gang in the city.
   
 
==Districts==
 
==Districts==
[[Image:Vinewood Sign.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Vinewood Sign]]
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[[File:DowntownLosSantos-GTASA-northwards.jpg|thumb|250px|Downtown Los Santos.]]
====Western Los Santos====
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===='''Central Los Santos'''====
The "wealthy", affluent and upper-class side of the city containing Vinewood, Rodeo and Mulholland, known around the world as the offices, studios, shopping destinations and homes of the rich and famous. Popular for tourists and also contains varied businesses. The various neighborhoods include
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The middle section of the city and its business/financial district, containing major corporate headquarters in Downtown, skyscrapers, very busy streets, many tourists and shoppers, and civic-minded buildings around Pershing Square. Neighborhoods and areas include:
*[[Rodeo]] ([[wikipedia:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]])
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*[[Pershing Square]] (''[[wikipedia:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]]'')
#[[wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]] (incorporated into [[Rodeo]]).
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#''[[wp:Beverly Hills City Hall|Beverly Hills City Hall]]'' (as the [[Los Santos Police Headquarters]])
#[[wp:Century Plaza Hotel|Century Plaza Hotel]]
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#''[[wp:Los Angeles City Hall|Los Angeles City Hall]]'' (as [[Los Santos City Hall]])
#St. Regis Los Angeles Hotel & Spa
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#''[[wp:Millennium Biltmore Hotel|Millennium Biltmore Hotel]]''
*[[Mulholland]] ([[wikipedia:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]]) and [[Richman]] ([[wikipedia:Bel Air, Los Angeles, California|Bel Air]])
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*[[Downtown Los Santos (3D Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]] (''[[wp:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown Los Angeles]]''), [[Commerce]] (''[[wp:Civic Center, Los Angeles|Civic Center]]'') and [[Verdant Bluffs]] (''[[wp:Griffith Park|Griffith Park]]'')
#[[wp:Stahl House|Stahl House]] (as the [[Mulholland Safehouse]]).
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#''[[wp:File:HSBC_Building,_7th_and_Figueroa,_Los_Angeles,_CA,_2012.jpg|Figueroa Tower]]''
#[[wp:Chemosphere|Chemosphere]]
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#''[[wp:Gas Company Tower|Gas Company Tower]]'' (as [[Midland Building]])
#[[wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]] (as the [[Vinewood Sign]]).
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#''[[wp:Griffith Observatory|Griffith Observatory]]'' (as [[Los Santos Observatory]])
#[[wp:Mulholland Drive|Mulholland Drive]] (incorporated into [[Mulholland]]).
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#''[[wp:Los Angeles Convention Center|Los Angeles Convention Center]]'' (as the [[Los Santos Conference Center]])
*[[Market]] , [[Vinewood]] (<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Hollywood</span>) and [[Temple]] (North Hollywood)
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#''[[wp:Tower Theater (Los Angeles)|Tower Theater]]''
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#''[[wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]]'' (as [[Corner Tower]])
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#''[[wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]]'' (as [[Los Santos Tower]])
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#''[[wp:Westin Bonaventure Hotel|Westin Bonaventure Hotel]]'' (located next to the [[Atrium]])
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*[[Mulholland Intersection]] (''[[wp:US 101|US 101]] and [[wp:SR 110|SR 110]] Intersection, [[wp:Four Level Interchange|Four Level Interchange]]'')
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#''[[wp:Sixth Street Viaduct|6th Street Viaduct]]''
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#''North Broadway Viaduct''
   
#[[wp:Melrose Avenue|Melrose Avenue]]
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===='''West Los Santos'''====
#[[wp:El Capitan Theatre|El Capitan Theater]] (as the El Dritch Theatre, across the street from [[Cathay Theater]]).
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[[Image:Vinewood Sign.jpg|thumb|right|275px|The Vinewood Sign.]]
#[[wp:Randy's Donuts|Randy's Donuts]] (as [[Jim's Sticky Ring]]).
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The "wealthy", affluent and upper-class side of the city containing Vinewood, Rodeo and Mulholland, known around the world as the offices, studios, shopping destinations and homes of the rich and famous. Popular for tourists and also contains varied businesses. The various neighborhoods include:
#[[wp:Grauman's Chinese Theater|Grauman's Chinese Theater]] (as the [[Cathay Theater]]).
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*[[Mulholland]] (''[[wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]]'') and [[Richman (3D Universe)|Richman]] (''[[wp:Bel Air, Los Angeles|Bel Air]]'')
#[[wp:Capitol Records Building|Capitol Records Tower]] (as the [[Blastin' Fools Records]] Tower).
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#''[[wp:Chemosphere|Chemosphere]]''
#[[wp:Hollywood Walk of Fame|Walk of Fame]]
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#''[[wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]]'' (as the [[Vinewood Sign]])
#[[wp:Whisky a Go Go|Whisky a Go Go]]
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#''[[wp:Mulholland Drive|Mulholland Drive]]'' (incorporated into [[Mulholland]])
#Carney's Express Limited
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#''[[wp:Stahl House|Stahl House]]'' (as the [[Mulholland Safehouse]])
#[[wp:Hollywood Masonic Temple|Hollywood Masonic Temple]] (located just beside El Dritch Theatre, across the street from [[Cathay Theater]]).
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*[[Rodeo]] (''[[wp:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]]'')
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#''100 Wilshire Boulevard''
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#''[[wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]]''
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#''[[wp:Century Plaza Hotel|Century Plaza Hotel]]'' (as [[Rodeo Hotel]])
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#''[[wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]]'' (as [[Via Rodeo]])
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#''St. Regis Los Angeles Hotel & Spa''
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*[[Vinewood (3D Universe)|Vinewood]] (''[[wp:Hollywood, Los Angeles|Hollywood]]'', ''[[wp:West Hollywood|West Hollywood]]''), [[Temple]] (''Hollywood''), [[Market]] (''Hollywood'', ''[[wp:Wilshire, Los Angeles|Wilshire]])''
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#''[[wp:Sunset Tower|Argyle Hotel]]''
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#''[[wp:Broadway Hollywood Building|Broadway Hollywood Building]]'' (Fatt Building)
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#''[[wp:El Capitan Theatre|El Capitan Theatre]]'' (as [[El Dritch|El Dritch Theater]], across the street from [[Cathay Theater]])
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#''[[wp:Capitol Records Building|Capitol Records Building]]'' (as the [[Blastin' Fools Records]] Building)
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#''Carney's Express Limited'' (as [[Hobos]])
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#''[[wp:Chateau Marmont Hotel|Chateau Marmont Hotel]]''
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#''[[wp:TCL Chinese Theatre|Grauman's Chinese Theatre]]'' (as the [[Cathay Theater]])
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#''[[wp:Hollywood Boulevard|Hollywood Boulevard]]''
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#''[[wp:Hollywood Masonic Temple|Hollywood Masonic Temple]]'' (located just beside El Dritch, across the street from the Cathay Theater)
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#''[[wp:File:House_of_Blues_Sunset.jpg|House of Blues]]''
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#''[[wp:Hyatt West Hollywood|Hyatt West Hollywood]]''
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#''[[wp:Melrose Avenue|Melrose Avenue]]''
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#''[[wp:Randy's Donuts|Randy's Donuts]]'' (as [[Jim's Sticky Ring]])
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#''[[wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]]'' (as [[The Bog Standard]])
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#''[[wp:Sunset Boulevard|Sunset Boulevard]]''
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#''Sunset Vine Tower''
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#''[[wp:Hollywood Walk of Fame|Walk of Fame]]''
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#''[[wp:Whisky a Go Go|Whisky a Go Go]]''
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*[[Santa Maria Beach]] (''[[wp:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]]''), [[Verona Beach]] (''[[wp:Venice, Los Angeles|Venice Beach]]'') and [[Marina]] (''[[wp:Marina del Rey, California|Marina del Rey]]'')
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#''[[wp:Los Angeles Harbor Light|Los Angeles Harbor Light]]'' ([[Los Santos Lighthouse]])
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#''[[wp:Muscle Beach|Muscle Beach]]''
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#''[[wp:Santa Monica Pier|Santa Monica Pier]]'' (incorporated into [[Santa Maria Beach]], as [[Yacht Harbor]])
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#''Venice Boardwalk''
   
#[[wp:Hollywood Blvd|House of Blues]]
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===='''East Los Santos'''====
#[[wp:Hollywood Blvd|Hollywood Boulevard]]
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[[File:Grove_Street.jpg|thumb|275px|Ganton.]]
#[[wp:Sunset Boulevard|Sunset Boulevard]]
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The "poor" side of the city, made up primarily of working-class suburbs, small-time businesses and stores, single-family homes and housing projects that are all subject to violent crime, gang violence, drug problems (especially crack-cocaine), car crime (e.g. carjackings), poverty, prostitution, unemployment, marked by the [[Ballas-Grove Street War in 3D Universe|Ballas-Grove Street War]] and the area where the [[Los Santos Riots]] started, which eventually spread to the entire Los Santos area. Considered to be "the ghetto" of Los Santos.
#[[wikipedia:Hyatt West Hollywood|Hyatt West Hollywood]]
 
#[[wikipedia:Argyle Hotel|Argyle Hotel]]
 
#[[wp:Chateau Marmont Hotel|Chateau Marmont Hotel]]
 
*[[Santa Maria Beach|Santa Maria]] ([[wikipedia:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]]), [[Verona Beach]] ([[wikipedia:Venice, Los Angeles, California|Venice Beach]]) and [[Marina]] ([[wikipedia:Marina del Ray, California|Marina del Ray]])
 
#[[wp:Santa Monica Pier|Santa Monica Pier]] (incorporated into [[Santa Maria Beach]]).
 
#[[wp:Muscle Beach|Muscle Beach]]
 
#Venice Boardwalk
 
   
====East Los Santos====
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Four different African-American and Hispanic gangs that are split into varying sets make their home in various neighborhoods here. Despite the crime, there are a minority of neighborhoods that are more middle-class and some areas contain some tourist destinations, such as the eastern beaches, [[Glen Park]] or the [[Jefferson Towers]]. The area is based on [[wp: South Los Angeles|South Central Los Angeles]]. The various neighborhoods include:
Also known as [[South Central Los Santos]]. The "poor" side of the city, made up primarily of working-class suburbs, small-time businesses and stores, small, single-family homes and housing projects that are all subject to violent crime, gang violence, drug problems (especially crack-cocaine), car crime (e.g. carjackings), poverty, prostitution, unemployment, marked by the [[Ballas-Grove Street War]] and the area where the [[Los Santos Riots]] started, which eventually spread to the entire Los Santos area. Considered to be "the ghetto" of Los Santos. Four different black and hispanic gangs that are split into varying sets make their home in various neighborhoods here. Despite the crime, there are a minority of neighborhoods that are more middle-class and some areas contain some tourist destinations, such as the eastern beaches, [[Glen Park]] or the [[Jefferson Towers]]. The area is based off of [[wikipedia: South Central Los Angeles|South Central Los Angeles]]. The various neighborhoods include:
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*[[East Beach]] (''[[wp:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]]'', ''[[wp:Beach Cities|Beach Cities]]''), and [[Playa del Seville]] (''[[wp:Playa del Rey, Los Angeles|Playa del Rey]]'')
*[[East Beach]] ([[wikipedia:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]], [[wikipedia:Beach Cities|Beach Cities]]), and [[Playa del Seville]] ([[wikipedia:Playa del Ray, California|Playa del Ray]])
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#''[[wp:The Forum (Inglewood, California)|The Forum]]'' (as the [[Los Santos Forum]])
#[[wp:The Forum (Inglewood, California)|The Forum]] (as the [[Los Santos Forum]]).
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*[[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]] (''[[wp:East Los Angeles, California|East Los Angeles]]'')
*[[East Los Santos]] ([[wikipedia:East Los Angeles, California|East Los Angeles]])
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#''[[wp:Watts Towers|Watts Towers]]'' ([[Jefferson Towers]])
*[[El Corona]] (El Sereno) and [[Little Mexico]] (Olvera Street)
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*[[El Corona]] (''[[wp:Lennox, California|Lennox]]'') and [[Little Mexico]] (''[[wp:Olvera Street|Olvera Street]]'')
#[[wp:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]] (as [[Unity Station]])
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#''Dana Strand Village Housing Projects'' (as [[El Corona Village]])
#Dana Strand Village Housing Projects (as [[El Corona Village]])
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#''[[wp:Twin Towers Correctional Facility|Twin Towers Correctional Facility]]''
#[[wp:Twin Towers Correctional Facility|Twin Towers Correctional Facility]]
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#''[[wp:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]]'' (as [[Unity Station]])
*[[Ganton]] ([[wikipedia:Compton, California|Compton]]) and [[Idlewood]] ([[wikipedia:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]])
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*[[Ganton]] (''[[wp:Compton, California|Compton]]'') and [[Idlewood]] (''[[wp:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]]'')
#[[wp:Imperial Courts, Los Angeles, California|Imperial Courts]] Housing Projects (as the [[Ganton Courts]] projects where [[B Dup]] formerly resides)
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#''[[wp:Imperial Courts|Imperial Courts Housing Projects]]'' (as the [[Ganton Courts]] projects, where [[B Dup]] formerly resided)
#[[wp:Rosecrans Avenue|Rosecrans Avenue]] (the main road in Ganton)
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#''[[wp:Jordan Downs|Jordan Downs Housing Projects]]'' (as the [[Crystal Gardens]] projects where the crack house is in [[Cleaning The Hood]])
#Spruce Street (Grove Street)
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#''[[wp:Rosecrans Avenue|Rosecrans Avenue]]'' (the main road in Ganton)
#[[wp:Shrine Auditorium|Shrine Auditorium]] (as the [[Alhambra]]).
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#''[[wp:Shrine Auditorium|Shrine Auditorium]]'' (as the [[Alhambra]])
#[[wp:Jordan Downs |Jordan Downs Housing Projects]] and [[wp:Nickerson Gardens|Nickerson Gardens]] (as the [[Crystal Gardens]] projects where the crack house is in [[Cleaning The Hood]])
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#''Spruce Street'' ([[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]])
*[[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]] ([[wikipedia:Watts, Los Angeles, California|Watts]]) and [[Glen Park]] ([[wikipedia:Echo Park, Los Angeles, California|Echo Park]])
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*[[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]] (''[[wikipedia:Watts, Los Angeles|Watts]]'') and [[Glen Park]] (''[[wikipedia:Echo Park, Los Angeles|Echo Park]]'', ''[[wp:MacArthur Park|MacArthur Park]]'')
#[[wp:Watts Towers|Watts Towers]] ([[Jefferson Towers]])
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#''[[wp:LAC+USC Medical Center|Los Angeles County General]]'' ([[County General Hospital]])
*[[Las Colinas]] and [[Los Flores]] ([[wikipedia:Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California|Boyle Heights]])
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*[[Las Colinas]] (''[[wp:Northeast Los Angeles|Northeast Los Angeles]]'') and [[Los Flores]] (''[[wp:Boyle Heights, Los Angeles|Boyle Heights]]'')
*[[Ocean Docks]] ([[wikipedia:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]], San Pedro)
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*[[Willowfield]] (''[[wp:Wilmington, Los Angeles|Wilmington]]'', ''[[wp:Willowbrook, California|Willowbrook]]'')
#[[wp:Terminal Island|Terminal Island]] (incorporated into [[Ocean Docks]]).
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#''[[wp:Los Angeles River|Los Angeles River]]'' (as the [[Los Santos Storm Drain (3D Universe)|Los Santos Storm Drain]])
#[[wp:Vincent Thomas Bridge|Vincent Thomas Bridge]] (as the unnamed suspension bridge connecting the [[Ocean Docks]] island).
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#''[[wp:Nickerson Gardens|Nickerson Gardens]]'' (as the [[Willowfield Homes]] projects)
*[[Willowfield]] ([[wikipedia:Wilmington, Los Angeles, California|Wilmington]]/Willowbrook)
 
#[[wp:Los Angeles River|Los Angeles River]] (the sewer in [[Just Business]])
 
   
====Central Los Santos====
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===='''South Los Santos'''====
The middle section of the city and business/financial district, containing major corporate headquarters in Downtown, skyscrapers, very busy streets, many tourists and shoppers, civic-minded buildings around Pershing Square, and their airport. Neighborhoods and areas include:
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[[File:OceanDocks-GTASA-northwards.jpg|thumb|275px|Ocean Docks.]]
*[[Pershing Square]] ([[wikipedia:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]])
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The industrial area of the city, containing port facilities, refinery towers, cranes and warehouses, as well as a [[National Guard Depot]], in [[Ocean Docks]] and south [[Willowfield]]. The [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|LSX airport]] is located to the west, in the southernmost end of the city.
#[[wp:Westin Bonaventure Hotel|Bonaventure Hotel]] (as the [[Atrium]]).
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*[[Ocean Docks]] (''[[wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]]'')
#[[wp:Los Angeles City Hall|City Hall]] (at [[Pershing Square]]).
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#''[[wp:Terminal Island|Terminal Island]]'' (incorporated into [[Ocean Docks]])
#[[wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]]
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#''[[wp:Vincent Thomas Bridge|Vincent Thomas Bridge]]'' (as the [[Ocean Docks bridge]] connecting the Ocean Docks island)
#[[wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]]
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*[[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] (''[[wp:Los Angeles International Airport|Los Angeles International Airport]]'')
#Beverly Hills City Hall (as the [[Los Santos Police Headquarters]] at [[Pershing Square]]).
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#''[[wp:Theme Building|Theme Building]]''
#[[wp:Millennium Biltmore Hotel|Biltmore Hotel]] (at [[Pershing Square]]).
 
*[[Downtown Los Santos|Downtown ]]([[wikipedia:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown]]), [[Commerce]] ([[wikipedia: Los Angeles Civic Center|Civic Center]]), [[Conference Center]] ([[wikipedia:Los Angeles Convention Center|Convention Center]]) and [[Verdant Bluffs]] ([[wikipedia:Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California|Griffith Park]])
 
#[[wp:Los Angeles Convention Center|Los Angeles Convention Center]] (as the [[Los Santos Conference Center]]).
 
#[[wp:Gas Company Tower|Gas Company Tower]]
 
#[[wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]] (as [[Los Santos Tower]])
 
#[[wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]]
 
#Sunset Vine Tower
 
#Figueroa Tower
 
#[[wp:Griffith Observatory|Griffith Observatory]]
 
#[[wp:Los Angeles Freeway|Los Angeles Freeway]] (as [[Los Santos Freeway]])
 
*[[Los Santos International Airport]] ([[wikipedia:LAX|Los Angeles Int. Airport "L.A.X."]])
 
*[[Mulholland Intersection]] ([[wikipedia:US 101|US 101]] and [[wikipedia:SR 110|SR 110]] Intersection ([[wp:Four Level Interchange|Four Level Interchange]])
 
#North Broadway Viaduct
 
#6th Street Bridge
 
   
==Stations==
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{{wide image|LosSantos-GTASA-Panorama.jpg|1000px|Panorama view of Los Santos}}
*[[Unity Station]] ([[wikipedia:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]])
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*[[Market Station]] ([[wikipedia:Wilshire/Western (LACMTA station)|Wilshire/Western Station]])
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[[File:MulhollandIntersection-GTASA-southwestwards.jpg|thumb|275px|[[Mulholland Intersection]].]]
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===Important Highways/Streets===
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Numerous roads and a central rail line connect Los Santos to [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] and [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]. The [[Los Santos Freeway (3D Universe)|Los Santos Freeway]], the longest highway in San Andreas, connects the city with Las Venturas and [[Red County]]. Other notable [[List of Street Names|streets]] and highways in Los Santos include [[Vinewood Boulevard (3D Universe)|Vinewood Boulevard]], [[Mulholland Drive]], [[Fifth Avenue]], [[Saints Boulevard]] and [[East Beach Freeway Extension|Interstate 125]].
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The most infamous street in the city is [[Grove Street (3D Universe)|Grove Street]], located in [[Ganton]], southeast of [[Downtown Los Santos (3D Universe)|Downtown]] and just minutes south of [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]]. Grove Street is home to the [[Grove Street Families|Families]] gang, a once powerful gang whose influence faded due to highly successful drug trafficking by the rival [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] gang.
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[[File:LosSantosInternationalAirport.jpg|thumb|300px|[[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International]].]]
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===Air and Seaport===
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Los Santos has the fourth busiest [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|airport]] in the world, made up of five gates connected by a U-shaped two-level main terminal. The airport is located on the [[Los Santos Freeway (3D Universe)|freeway]] and there are also direct road links into the center of the city. [[Ocean Docks]] is a busy container port, with good road connections with [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]]. The docks are served by a train depot on a line which connects it with [[Unity Station]].
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===Rail===
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There are two [[Brown Streak Railroad]] stations in Los Santos: [[Unity Station]], based on ''[[wp:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]]'', and [[Market Station]], possibly referring to the ''[[wp:Wilshire/Western (Los Angeles Metro station)|Wilshire/Western Station]]'', and the only underground station of the state.
   
 
==Crime==
 
==Crime==
Los Santos is the most crime riddled city in the [[State of San Andreas]], suffering from rampant gang violence, drug-trafficking (especially crack-cocaine), car crime (e.g. carjackings), poverty, prostitution and corruption on several levels. However, despite the city's size there is no real major organized crime element with the criminal underworld of the city (with the exception of a brief period of influence from the [[Russian Mafia]]); being primarily occupied by warring street gangs, drug lords and up-and-coming criminals. Eastern Los Santos is by far the most active city in terms of small-time street gangs (known as sets) with gang wars and gang related violence occuring on a regular basis. The city is home to several large and violent hispanic and African-American gangs;
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Los Santos is the most crime riddled city in the [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|state]], suffering from rampant gang violence, drug-trafficking (especially crack-cocaine), car crime (e.g. carjackings), prostitution and corruption on several levels. However, despite the city's size there is no real major organized crime element with the criminal underworld of the city (with the exception of a brief period of influence from the [[Russian Mafia (3D Universe)|Russian Mafia]]); being primarily occupied by warring street gangs, drug lords and up-and-coming criminals. Eastern Los Santos is by far the most active city in terms of small-time street gangs (known as sets) with gang wars and gang related violence occurring on a regular basis. The city is home to several large and violent Hispanic and African-American gangs;
 
*[[Grove Street Families|Grove Families]] (Grove Street Families, Seville Boulevard Families, Temple Drive Families)
 
*[[Grove Street Families|Grove Families]] (Grove Street Families, Seville Boulevard Families, Temple Drive Families)
*[[Ballas]] (Front Yard Ballas, Rollin' Heights Ballas, Kilo Tray Ballas, Temple Drive Ballas)
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*[[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]] (Front Yard Ballas, Rollin' Heights Ballas, Kilo Tray Ballas, Temple Drive Ballas)
*[[Los Santos Vagos]]
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*[[Los Santos Vagos (3D Universe)|Los Santos Vagos]]
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*[[Russian Mafia]] (formerly)
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*[[Russian Mafia (3D Universe)|Russian Mafia]] <small>(formerly)</small>
The areas plagued with the most crime, gangs, prostitution and drug-trafficking include the entirity of [[South Central Los Santos]]. Further, many crack dealers and prostitutes can be found in South Central Los Santos. Pockets of neighborhoods and districts to the west also suffer from crime (primarily gang violence) but on a much lower scale. This includes [[Temple]], [[Verona Beach]] and [[Santa Maria Beach]].
 
   
Los Santos is the only city in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] that contains gang territories without exploiting a glitch in the game.
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The areas plagued with the most crime, gangs, prostitution and drug-trafficking include most of the areas of eastern Los Santos. Further, many crack dealers and prostitutes can be found in these neighborhoods. Pockets of neighborhoods and districts to the west also suffer from crime (primarily gang violence) but on a much lower scale. This includes [[Temple]], [[Verona Beach]] and [[Santa Maria Beach]].
   
The varied housing projects in south central Los Santos are especially plagued by crime, gangs, drugs and poverty. This includes:
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Los Santos is the only city in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' that contains gang territories without exploiting a glitch in the game.
*[[Ganton Courts]]
 
*[[Crystal Gardens]]
 
*[[El Corona Village]]
 
*[[Willowfield Homes]]
 
   
 
==Sports Teams==
 
==Sports Teams==
Los Santos has two basketball teams, the [[Los Santos Saints|Saints]] and the [[Los Santos Dribblers|Dribblers]], and a hockey team, called the [[Los Santos Slappers|Slappers]]. In 1992, Los Angeles held a hockey team, the [[wp:Los Angeles Kings|Los Angeles Kings]], two basketball teams, the [[wp:Los Angeles Lakers|Los Angeles Lakers]] and [[wp:Los Angeles Clippers|Los Angeles Clippers]], along with two football teams, [[wp:Los Angeles Raiders|Los Angeles Raiders]] and [[wp:Los Angeles Rams|Los Angeles Rams]], with a baseball team, [[wp:Los Angeles Dodgers|Los Angeles Dodgers]] and another baseball team in Anaheim, a suburb of Los Angeles not depicted in the game, the [[wp:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|Los Angeles Angels]], whom the Saints could very well be named after. The Saints could also be named after the professional football team, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Orleans_Saints New Orleans Saints].
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[[File:LosSantosSaints-GTASA-Logo.png|thumb|[[Los Santos Saints|Saints]]' logo.]]
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Los Santos has two basketball teams, the [[Los Santos Saints|Saints]] and the [[Los Santos Dribblers|Dribblers]], and a hockey team, called the [[Los Santos Slappers|Slappers]]. In 1992, Los Angeles held a hockey team, the [[wp:Los Angeles Kings|Los Angeles Kings]], two basketball teams, the [[wp:Los Angeles Lakers|Los Angeles Lakers]] and [[wp:Los Angeles Clippers|Los Angeles Clippers]], along with two football teams, [[wp:Los Angeles Raiders|Los Angeles Raiders]] and [[wp:Los Angeles Rams|Los Angeles Rams]], with a baseball team, [[wp:Los Angeles Dodgers|Los Angeles Dodgers]], and another baseball team in [[wp:Anaheim, California|Anaheim]] (a suburb of Los Angeles not depicted in the game), the [[wp:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|Los Angeles Angels]], whom the Saints could very well be named after. The Saints could also be named after the professional football team, the [[wp:New Orleans Saints|New Orleans Saints]].
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==Notable Residents==
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* [[Alan Crawford]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Barry Thorne]]
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* [[Beverly Johnson]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Big Devil]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Big Poppa]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Brian Johnson]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Carl Johnson]]
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* [[Cesar Vialpando]]
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* [[Colonel Fuhrberger]]
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* [[Denise Robinson]]
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* [[Dope]]
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* [[Eddie Pulaski]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Emmet]]
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* [[Frank Tenpenny]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Freddy]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Forth Right MC]]
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* [[The Funktipus]]
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* [[Gal]]
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* [[Hazer]]
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* [[Jeffrey Cross]]
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* [[Jimmy Hernandez]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Jose]]
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* [[Julio G]]
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* [[Kane]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Kendl Johnson]]
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* [[Lance Wilson]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[LB]]
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* [[Little Devil]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Little Weasel]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Madd Dogg]]
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* [[Mark Wayne]]
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* [[Melvin Harris]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Ralph Pendelbury]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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* [[Sunny]]
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* [[Sweet's Girlfriend]]
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* [[Sweet Johnson]]
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* [[Three Deep]]
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* [[Tony (GSF)]] <small>(Formerly)</small>
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
{{speculation}}
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* Although the [[HD Universe]] follows an alternate continuity to the [[3D Universe]], the 3D Universe rendition of Los Santos still has a cameo on the TV show [[I'm Rich]], even showing [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] driving and skydiving.
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[[File:LosSantosGuide-GTASA.png|thumb|The Los Santos Tourist guide.]]
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* Los Santos is the only city in GTA San Andreas that has at least one outlet of each [[Clothing in GTA San Andreas|clothing store]]. 
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* Although it is the most populous city in [[State of San Andreas (3D Universe)|San Andreas]], it has the smallest presence of [[Burger Shot]] outlets, with only two.
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* Los Santos is misspelt "Las Santos" in a magazine in some houses.
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* Curiously, many of the businesses that exist in Los Santos are actual real-life L.A. businesses that existed around 2003-04; Rockstar took photos of these for textures.
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*In a [[Redwood Cigarettes]] [[Radio Stations in GTA San Andreas|radio commercial]], it is said that "living in Los Santos is the equivalent to smoking a pack a day", a reference to the air pollution of the city.
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==See Also==
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*[[Los Santos (HD Universe)]]
   
* In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], there are a lot of references to Los Santos (in television, radio, different characters, etc.). They also confirm that "Vinewood" still exists as their Hollywood parody.
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==Reference==
* Although the GTA IV Era follows an alternate continuity to the GTA III Era, the GTA III Era rendition of Los Santos still has a cameo on the TV show [[I'm Rich]], even showing [[CJ]] driving and skydiving.
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* Unlike other cities in San Andreas, this city is the least accurate city. For example Verdant Bluffs is near the airport when in Los Angeles it's near the Hollywood sign. Also Santa Monica is to the west and no[[File:LosSantosGuide-GTASA.png|thumb|The Los Santos Tourist guide.]]t to the south.
 
* The statement "you can't get there from here" applies more in Los Santos than in any other city in San Andreas, due to its often-confusing network of overpasses and bypasses, that are not always evident on the map provided with the game. Knowledge of the idiosyncrasies of the city's road network is an asset when attempting some of the odd-job missions such as taxi, ambulance and fire to avoid costly (and often mission-ending) detours.
 
* Although it is the most populous city in [[San Andreas]], it has the smallest presence of [[Burger Shot]] outlets, with only two.
 
* In some safehouses, there are guidebooks for different places, including Los Santos.
 
* Los Santos is misspelled Las Santos in a magazine in some houses
 
* Los Santos has a representive population of only 12,416 if calculated.
 
   
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For the HD Universe rendition, see Los Santos (HD Universe).
"Los Santos is truly one of the most audacious and must see cities of the world. The people are beautiful and their attitudes... well, that's for you to discover. The city has everything... whether you're jet-setting, roughing it or in between, it's ALL here. Los Santos is an urban wonderland with its Babel towers, labyrinth of criss-crossing freeways, side streets, rundown residential districts and glamorous neighbourhoods. Los Santos is a place where you can see it all and have it all."
―GTA San Andreas City Guides
LosSantos-GTASA-map

Street map of Los Santos.

Los Santos -GTASA-highdetailedmap

High detailed map of Los Santos.

Los Santos is a fictional city located in the State of San Andreas, and it is the first city encountered in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It is based on Los Angeles, California. Los Santos translates to 'The Saints', a play on Los Angeles, meaning 'The Angels'. This also applies to the two cities' nicknames - "The City of the Saints" and "City of Angels".

Los Santos is the biggest and most populated city of the state. It is situated on the southeastern part of San Andreas, south of Red County and east of Flint County. Los Santos is a major world centre for motion picture, television and other related entertainment industries.[1]

Like Los Angeles, Los Santos is a huge, sprawling co-mingling of cultures and perspectives, full of two-bit hoodlums and small-time and really big time actors and musicians. The population of 3,000,000 is divided into 27 districts, which are home to movie and television studios, multi-million dollar estates, crack-ridden suburbs, a racetrack, an observatory to satisfy stargazers, and the fourth busiest airport in the world. Occasionally, drug dealers are seen carrying huge wads of cash from recent transactions. Graffiti is commonplace and gambling venues like the racetrack are frequented by many of the city's denizens.

StorylineEdit



LosSantosSunrise

Sunrise over Downtown.

Los Santos Night View

Night view of Los Santos.

Los Santos is the hometown of protagonist Carl Johnson, who returns from living in Liberty City for five years, after his brother informs him of their mother's death. The game starts upon CJ's arrival in Los Santos, and the story revolves around a lengthy gang war between CJ's gang, The Grove Street Families, and their fiercest rivals, the Ballas. Tensions between rival Hispanic gangs, Varrios Los Aztecas and Los Santos Vagos, also threaten the tenuous hold with which GSF clings to its territories. However, due to the betrayal of senior members Big Smoke and Ryder, GSF leader Sweet Johnson is arrested and CJ is run out of town by C.R.A.S.H., causing the disbandment of the Grove Street Families and the mass takeover of Los Santos by the Ballas and Vagos, with the Ballas taking all of what used to be Grove Street territory.

The city is torn apart over the issue of gang warfare. The Grove Street Families and Ballas constantly spar over total dominance in Ganton, Idlewood, Jefferson, Willowfield, and even East Los Santos. In 1992, police officers Frank Tenpenny and Eddie Pulaski of C.R.A.S.H. (Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums) are charged with murder and sexual assault, after their extensive corruption becomes blatantly obvious, even to the general public. However, Pulaski had already been murdered by CJ in the Arco del Oeste area prior to those events, after he and Tenpenny, who were using CJ as their patsy, decide there is no more use for him. Alone at the court hearing, however, Tenpenny is released when the prosecutor inexplicably drops all charges. The entire city, outraged that Tenpenny walks free from horrendously heinous charges of which he is obviously guilty, erupts in riots. This is a reenactment of the L.A. Riots (also known as the Rodney King Riots) after the release of the police officers that brutally beat up Rodney King. During the ensuing chaos, CJ kills cocaine drug lord and ex-gang member Big Smoke. CJ then chases after Officer Tenpenny, who dies when his stolen Fire Truck careens off the side of the overpass over Grove Street. When news of Tenpenny's death reaches the people of Los Santos, the riots cease, and the Grove Street Families regain their spot as the strongest gang in the city.

DistrictsEdit

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Downtown Los Santos.

Central Los SantosEdit

The middle section of the city and its business/financial district, containing major corporate headquarters in Downtown, skyscrapers, very busy streets, many tourists and shoppers, and civic-minded buildings around Pershing Square. Neighborhoods and areas include:

  1. Beverly Hills City Hall (as the Los Santos Police Headquarters)
  2. Los Angeles City Hall (as Los Santos City Hall)
  3. Millennium Biltmore Hotel
  1. Figueroa Tower
  2. Gas Company Tower (as Midland Building)
  3. Griffith Observatory (as Los Santos Observatory)
  4. Los Angeles Convention Center (as the Los Santos Conference Center)
  5. Tower Theater
  6. Two California Plaza (as Corner Tower)
  7. US Bank Tower (as Los Santos Tower)
  8. Westin Bonaventure Hotel (located next to the Atrium)
  1. 6th Street Viaduct
  2. North Broadway Viaduct

West Los SantosEdit

Vinewood Sign

The Vinewood Sign.

The "wealthy", affluent and upper-class side of the city containing Vinewood, Rodeo and Mulholland, known around the world as the offices, studios, shopping destinations and homes of the rich and famous. Popular for tourists and also contains varied businesses. The various neighborhoods include:

  1. Chemosphere
  2. Hollywood Sign (as the Vinewood Sign)
  3. Mulholland Drive (incorporated into Mulholland)
  4. Stahl House (as the Mulholland Safehouse)
  1. 100 Wilshire Boulevard
  2. Beverly Wilshire Hotel
  3. Century Plaza Hotel (as Rodeo Hotel)
  4. Rodeo Drive (as Via Rodeo)
  5. St. Regis Los Angeles Hotel & Spa
  1. Argyle Hotel
  2. Broadway Hollywood Building (Fatt Building)
  3. El Capitan Theatre (as El Dritch Theater, across the street from Cathay Theater)
  4. Capitol Records Building (as the Blastin' Fools Records Building)
  5. Carney's Express Limited (as Hobos)
  6. Chateau Marmont Hotel
  7. Grauman's Chinese Theatre (as the Cathay Theater)
  8. Hollywood Boulevard
  9. Hollywood Masonic Temple (located just beside El Dritch, across the street from the Cathay Theater)
  10. House of Blues
  11. Hyatt West Hollywood
  12. Melrose Avenue
  13. Randy's Donuts (as Jim's Sticky Ring)
  14. Standard Hotel (as The Bog Standard)
  15. Sunset Boulevard
  16. Sunset Vine Tower
  17. Walk of Fame
  18. Whisky a Go Go
  1. Los Angeles Harbor Light (Los Santos Lighthouse)
  2. Muscle Beach
  3. Santa Monica Pier (incorporated into Santa Maria Beach, as Yacht Harbor)
  4. Venice Boardwalk

East Los SantosEdit

Grove Street

Ganton.

The "poor" side of the city, made up primarily of working-class suburbs, small-time businesses and stores, single-family homes and housing projects that are all subject to violent crime, gang violence, drug problems (especially crack-cocaine), car crime (e.g. carjackings), poverty, prostitution, unemployment, marked by the Ballas-Grove Street War and the area where the Los Santos Riots started, which eventually spread to the entire Los Santos area. Considered to be "the ghetto" of Los Santos.

Four different African-American and Hispanic gangs that are split into varying sets make their home in various neighborhoods here. Despite the crime, there are a minority of neighborhoods that are more middle-class and some areas contain some tourist destinations, such as the eastern beaches, Glen Park or the Jefferson Towers. The area is based on South Central Los Angeles. The various neighborhoods include:

  1. The Forum (as the Los Santos Forum)
  1. Watts Towers (Jefferson Towers)
  1. Dana Strand Village Housing Projects (as El Corona Village)
  2. Twin Towers Correctional Facility
  3. Union Station (as Unity Station)
  1. Imperial Courts Housing Projects (as the Ganton Courts projects, where B Dup formerly resided)
  2. Jordan Downs Housing Projects (as the Crystal Gardens projects where the crack house is in Cleaning The Hood)
  3. Rosecrans Avenue (the main road in Ganton)
  4. Shrine Auditorium (as the Alhambra)
  5. Spruce Street (Grove Street)
  1. Los Angeles County General (County General Hospital)
  1. Los Angeles River (as the Los Santos Storm Drain)
  2. Nickerson Gardens (as the Willowfield Homes projects)

South Los SantosEdit

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Ocean Docks.

The industrial area of the city, containing port facilities, refinery towers, cranes and warehouses, as well as a National Guard Depot, in Ocean Docks and south Willowfield. The LSX airport is located to the west, in the southernmost end of the city.

  1. Terminal Island (incorporated into Ocean Docks)
  2. Vincent Thomas Bridge (as the Ocean Docks bridge connecting the Ocean Docks island)
  1. Theme Building
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Panorama view of Los Santos

TransportEdit

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Mulholland Intersection.

Important Highways/StreetsEdit

Numerous roads and a central rail line connect Los Santos to San Fierro and Las Venturas. The Los Santos Freeway, the longest highway in San Andreas, connects the city with Las Venturas and Red County. Other notable streets and highways in Los Santos include Vinewood Boulevard, Mulholland Drive, Fifth Avenue, Saints Boulevard and Interstate 125.

The most infamous street in the city is Grove Street, located in Ganton, southeast of Downtown and just minutes south of East Los Santos. Grove Street is home to the Families gang, a once powerful gang whose influence faded due to highly successful drug trafficking by the rival Ballas gang.

LosSantosInternationalAirport-GTASA

Los Santos International.

Air and SeaportEdit

Los Santos has the fourth busiest airport in the world, made up of five gates connected by a U-shaped two-level main terminal. The airport is located on the freeway and there are also direct road links into the center of the city. Ocean Docks is a busy container port, with good road connections with Las Venturas. The docks are served by a train depot on a line which connects it with Unity Station.

RailEdit

There are two Brown Streak Railroad stations in Los Santos: Unity Station, based on Union Station, and Market Station, possibly referring to the Wilshire/Western Station, and the only underground station of the state.

CrimeEdit

Los Santos is the most crime riddled city in the state, suffering from rampant gang violence, drug-trafficking (especially crack-cocaine), car crime (e.g. carjackings), prostitution and corruption on several levels. However, despite the city's size there is no real major organized crime element with the criminal underworld of the city (with the exception of a brief period of influence from the Russian Mafia); being primarily occupied by warring street gangs, drug lords and up-and-coming criminals. Eastern Los Santos is by far the most active city in terms of small-time street gangs (known as sets) with gang wars and gang related violence occurring on a regular basis. The city is home to several large and violent Hispanic and African-American gangs;

The areas plagued with the most crime, gangs, prostitution and drug-trafficking include most of the areas of eastern Los Santos. Further, many crack dealers and prostitutes can be found in these neighborhoods. Pockets of neighborhoods and districts to the west also suffer from crime (primarily gang violence) but on a much lower scale. This includes Temple, Verona Beach and Santa Maria Beach.

Los Santos is the only city in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that contains gang territories without exploiting a glitch in the game.

Sports TeamsEdit

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Saints' logo.

Los Santos has two basketball teams, the Saints and the Dribblers, and a hockey team, called the Slappers. In 1992, Los Angeles held a hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings, two basketball teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, along with two football teams, Los Angeles Raiders and Los Angeles Rams, with a baseball team, Los Angeles Dodgers, and another baseball team in Anaheim (a suburb of Los Angeles not depicted in the game), the Los Angeles Angels, whom the Saints could very well be named after. The Saints could also be named after the professional football team, the New Orleans Saints.

Notable ResidentsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Although the HD Universe follows an alternate continuity to the 3D Universe, the 3D Universe rendition of Los Santos still has a cameo on the TV show I'm Rich, even showing CJ driving and skydiving.
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The Los Santos Tourist guide.

  • Los Santos is the only city in GTA San Andreas that has at least one outlet of each clothing store
  • Although it is the most populous city in San Andreas, it has the smallest presence of Burger Shot outlets, with only two.
  • Los Santos is misspelt "Las Santos" in a magazine in some houses.
  • Curiously, many of the businesses that exist in Los Santos are actual real-life L.A. businesses that existed around 2003-04; Rockstar took photos of these for textures.
  • In a Redwood Cigarettes radio commercial, it is said that "living in Los Santos is the equivalent to smoking a pack a day", a reference to the air pollution of the city.

See AlsoEdit

ReferenceEdit

  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - City Guides (PC manual) p.11

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