For most outsiders, Los Angeles is all about Hollywood, palm trees and sunny skies. But the huge metropolis that is home to nearly four million people is also the largest urban oil field in the country. Hundreds of active oil wells sit in densely populated and mostly low-income neighbourhoods of the county, butting up against schools, homes, parks, shopping malls or cemeteries.
Singer Rihanna was among the stars who descended on Los Angeles' fabled Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night for the world premiere of "Queen & Slim," a thriller about a black couple on the run after they kill a white policeman in self-defense.
People stand in support of Hong Kong's anti-government protesters outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles as the NBA season starts. American basketball and China have been locked in a war of words after the Houston Rockets General Manager Ray Moury tweeted support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists during a pre-season tour of China earlier this month.