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{{also|''For the city of Los Santos in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], see [[Los Santos in GTA V]].''}}
 
{{also|''For the city of Los Santos in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], see [[Los Santos in GTA V]].''}}
 
{{infobox city|
 
{{infobox city|
|image = [[File:LosSantos-GTASA-montage.jpg|315px]]
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| image = [[File:LosSantos-GTASA-montage.jpg|315px]]
|caption = From to left: [[Downtown Los Santos in GTA III Era|Downtown Los Santos]], [[Santa Maria Beach]], Los Santos Observatory and [[Vinewood Sign]].
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| caption = From to left: [[Downtown Los Santos in GTA III Era|Downtown Los Santos]], [[Santa Maria Beach]], Los Santos Observatory and [[Vinewood Sign]].
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br /> Seen in a poster of [[Umberto Robina|Umberto Robina's]] house in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]].
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| games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br /> Seen in a poster of [[Umberto Robina|Umberto Robina's]] house in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]].
|name = Los Santos
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| name = Los Santos
|pop = 3,000,000
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| pop = 3,000,000
|state = [[San Andreas in GTA III Era|San Andreas]]
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| state = [[San Andreas in GTA III Era|San Andreas]]
|motto = "The city where you are most likely to get eaten by a wild animal"
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| motto = "The city where you are most likely to get eaten by a wild animal"
 
}}
 
}}
 
[[File:LosSantos-GTASA-detailedmap.jpg|thumb|left|343px|A detailed terrain map of Los Santos]]
 
[[File:LosSantos-GTASA-detailedmap.jpg|thumb|left|343px|A detailed terrain map of Los Santos]]
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== 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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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 [[The Green Sabre|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, Los Santos|Jefferson]], [[Willowfield]], and even [[East Los Santos in GTA III Era|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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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 GTA III Era|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 [[High Noon|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, [[Riot (GTA SA)|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:Los Angeles riots of 1992|Rodney King Riots]]) after the release of the police officers that brutally beat up [[wp:Rodney King|Rodney King]]. [[End of the Line|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 (if the player chooses to take over all territories held by the Vagos and Ballas).
  
 
== Districts ==
 
== Districts ==
 
[[File:LosSantos-GTASA-map.jpg|thumb|right|333px|Streetmap of Los Santos]]
 
[[File:LosSantos-GTASA-map.jpg|thumb|right|333px|Streetmap of Los Santos]]
 
[[File:VinewoodSign-GTASA.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Vinewood Sign]]
 
[[File:VinewoodSign-GTASA.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Vinewood Sign]]
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==== Western Los Santos ====
 
==== Western Los Santos ====
 
The "wealthy" side of town containing Vinewood, Rodeo and Mulholland, known around the world as the offices, studios, shopping destinations and homes of the rich and famous.
 
The "wealthy" side of town containing Vinewood, Rodeo and Mulholland, known around the world as the offices, studios, shopping destinations and homes of the rich and famous.
*[[Rodeo]] ([[:wp:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]])
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* [[Rodeo]] ([[:wp:Beverly Hills, California|Beverly Hills]])
#[[:wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]] (incorporated into [[Rodeo]]).
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# [[:wp:Rodeo Drive|Rodeo Drive]] (incorporated into [[Rodeo]]).
#[[:wp:Century Plaza Hotel|Century Plaza Hotel]]
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# [[:wp:Century Plaza Hotel|Century Plaza Hotel]]
#St. Regis Los Angeles Hotel & Spa
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# St. Regis Los Angeles Hotel & Spa
*[[Mulholland]] ([[:wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]]) and [[Richman, Los Santos|Richman]] ([[:wp:Bel Air, Los Angeles, California|Bel Air]])
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* [[Mulholland]] ([[:wp:Hollywood Hills|Hollywood Hills]]) and [[Richman, Los Santos|Richman]] ([[:wp:Bel Air, Los Angeles, California|Bel Air]])
#[[:wp:Stahl House|Stahl House]] (as the [[Mulholland Safehouse]]).
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# [[:wp:Stahl House|Stahl House]] (as the [[Mulholland Safehouse]]).
#[[:wp:Chemosphere|Chemosphere]]
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# [[:wp:Chemosphere|Chemosphere]]
#[[:wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]] (as the [[Vinewood Sign]]).
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# [[:wp:Hollywood Sign|Hollywood Sign]] (as the [[Vinewood Sign]]).
#[[:wp:Mulholland Drive|Mulholland Drive]] (incorporated into [[Mulholland]]).
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# [[:wp:Mulholland Drive|Mulholland Drive]] (incorporated into [[Mulholland]]).
#[[:wp:Playboy Mansion|Playboy Mansion]]
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# [[:wp:Playboy Mansion|Playboy Mansion]]
*[[Market, Los Santos|Market]] ([[:wp:West Hollywood, California|West Hollywood]]), [[Vinewood in GTA III Era|Vinewood]] ([[:wp:Hollywood, California|Hollywood]]) and [[Temple]] ([[:wp:North Hollywood, California|North Hollywood]])
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* [[Market, Los Santos|Market]] ([[:wp:West Hollywood, California|West Hollywood]]), [[Vinewood in GTA III Era|Vinewood]] ([[:wp:Hollywood, California|Hollywood]]) and [[Temple]] ([[:wp:North Hollywood, California|North Hollywood]])
 
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# [[:wp:Melrose Avenue|Melrose Avenue]]
#[[:wp:Melrose Avenue|Melrose Avenue]]
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# [[:wp:El Capitan Theatre|El Capitan Theater]] (as the El Dritch Theatre, across the street from [[Cathay Theater]]).
#[[:wp:El Capitan Theatre|El Capitan Theater]] (as the El Dritch Theatre, across the street from [[Cathay Theater]]).
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# [[:wp:Randy's Donuts|Randy's Donuts]] (as [[Jim's Sticky Ring]]).
#[[:wp:Randy's Donuts|Randy's Donuts]] (as [[Jim's Sticky Ring]]).
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# [[:wp:Grauman's Chinese Theater|Grauman's Chinese Theater]] (as the [[Cathay Theater]]).
#[[:wp:Grauman's Chinese Theater|Grauman's Chinese Theater]] (as the [[Cathay Theater]]).
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# [[:wp:Capitol Records Building|Capitol Records Tower]] (as the [[Blastin' Fools Records]] Tower).
#[[:wp:Capitol Records Building|Capitol Records Tower]] (as the [[Blastin' Fools Records]] Tower).
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# [[:wp:Hollywood Walk of Fame|Walk of Fame]]
#[[:wp:Hollywood Walk of Fame|Walk of Fame]]
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# [[:wp:Whisky a Go Go|Whisky a Go Go]]
#[[:wp:Whisky a Go Go|Whisky a Go Go]]
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# Carney's Express Limited
#Carney's Express Limited
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# [[wp:Hollywood Masonic Temple|Hollywood Masonic Temple]] (located just beside El Dritch Theatre, across the street from [[Cathay Theater]]).
#[[wp:Hollywood Masonic Temple|Hollywood Masonic Temple]] (located just beside El Dritch Theatre, across the street from [[Cathay Theater]]).
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# [[:wp:House of Blues|House of Blues]]
#[[:wp:House of Blues|House of Blues]]
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# [[:wp:Hollywood Forever Cemetery|Hollywood Forever Cemetery]] (as [[Vinewood Cemetery]])
#[[:wp:Hollywood Forever Cemetery|Hollywood Forever Cemetery]] (as [[Vinewood Cemetery]])
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# [[:wp:Hollywood Blvd|Hollywood Boulevard]]
#[[:wp:Hollywood Blvd|Hollywood Boulevard]]
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# [[:wp:Sunset Boulevard|Sunset Boulevard]]
#[[:wp:Sunset Boulevard|Sunset Boulevard]]
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# [[:wp:Hyatt West Hollywood|Hyatt West Hollywood]]
#[[:wp:Hyatt West Hollywood|Hyatt West Hollywood]]
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# [[:wp:Argyle Hotel|Argyle Hotel]]
#[[:wp:Argyle Hotel|Argyle Hotel]]
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# [[:wp:Chateau Marmont Hotel|Chateau Marmont Hotel]]
#[[:wp:Chateau Marmont Hotel|Chateau Marmont Hotel]]
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* [[Santa Maria Beach|Santa Maria]] ([[:wp:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]]), [[Verona Beach]] ([[:wp:Venice, Los Angeles, California|Venice Beach]]) and [[Marina, Los Santos|Marina]] ([[:wp:Marina del Ray, California|Marina del Ray]])
*[[Santa Maria Beach|Santa Maria]] ([[:wp:Santa Monica, California|Santa Monica]]), [[Verona Beach]] ([[:wp:Venice, Los Angeles, California|Venice Beach]]) and [[Marina, Los Santos|Marina]] ([[:wp:Marina del Ray, California|Marina del Ray]])
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# 100 Wilshire Boulevard
#100 Wilshire Boulevard
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# [[:wp:Santa Monica Pier|Santa Monica Pier]] (incorporated into [[Santa Maria Beach]]).
#[[:wp:Santa Monica Pier|Santa Monica Pier]] (incorporated into [[Santa Maria Beach]]).
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# [[:wp:Muscle Beach|Muscle Beach]]
#[[:wp:Muscle Beach|Muscle Beach]]
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# Venice Boardwalk
#Venice Boardwalk
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==== East Los Santos ====
 
==== East Los Santos ====
 
The "poor" side of the city, made up primarily of lower-class suburbs that are all subject to violent crime, 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..
 
The "poor" side of the city, made up primarily of lower-class suburbs that are all subject to violent crime, 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..
*[[East Beach]] ([[:wp:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]]) and [[Playa del Seville]] ([[:wp:Playa del Ray, California|Playa del Ray]])
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* [[East Beach]] ([[:wp:Long Beach, California|Long Beach]]) and [[Playa del Seville]] ([[:wp:Playa del Ray, California|Playa del Ray]])
#[[:wp:The Forum (Inglewood, California)|The Forum]] (as the [[Los Santos Forum]]).
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# [[:wp:The Forum (Inglewood, California)|The Forum]] (as the [[Los Santos Forum]]).
*[[East Los Santos in GTA III Era|East Los Santos]] ([[:wp:East Los Angeles, California|East Los Angeles]])
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* [[East Los Santos in GTA III Era|East Los Santos]] ([[:wp:East Los Angeles, California|East Los Angeles]])
*[[El Corona]] ([[:wp:El Sereno, Los Angeles, California|El Sereno]]) and [[Little Mexico]]
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* [[El Corona]] ([[:wp:El Sereno, Los Angeles, California|El Sereno]]) and [[Little Mexico]]
#[[:wp:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]] (as [[Unity Station]]).
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# [[:wp:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]] (as [[Unity Station]]).
#[[:wp:Nickerson Gardens, Los Angeles, California|Nickerson Gardens]]
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# [[:wp:Nickerson Gardens, Los Angeles, California|Nickerson Gardens]]
#[[:wp:Twin Towers Correctional Facility|Twin Towers Correctional Facility]]
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# [[:wp:Twin Towers Correctional Facility|Twin Towers Correctional Facility]]
*[[Ganton]] ([[:wp:Compton, California|Compton]]) and [[Idlewood]] ([[:wp:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]])
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* [[Ganton]] ([[:wp:Compton, California|Compton]]) and [[Idlewood]] ([[:wp:Inglewood, California|Inglewood]])
#[[:wp:Nickerson Gardens, Los Angeles, California|Imperial Courts]] ([[B Dup|B Dup's]] house)
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# [[:wp:Nickerson Gardens, Los Angeles, California|Imperial Courts]] ([[B Dup|B Dup's]] house)
#[[: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]](crack house in [[Cleaning The Hood]])
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# [[:wp:Jordan Downs|Jordan Downs]](crack house in [[Cleaning The Hood]])
*[[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]] ([[:wp:Watts, Los Angeles, California|Watts]]) and [[Glen Park]] ([[:wp:MacArthur Park|Westlake]])
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* [[Jefferson, Los Santos|Jefferson]] ([[:wp:Watts, Los Angeles, California|Watts]]) and [[Glen Park]] ([[:wp:MacArthur Park|Westlake]])
#[[wp:Watts Towers|Watts Towers]]
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# [[wp:Watts Towers|Watts Towers]]
*[[Las Colinas]] ([[:wp:Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California|Los Feliz]]) and [[Los Flores]] ([[:wp:Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California|Boyle Heights]])
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* [[Las Colinas]] ([[:wp:Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California|Los Feliz]]) and [[Los Flores]] ([[:wp:Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California|Boyle Heights]])
*[[Ocean Docks]] ([[:wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]], San Pedro)
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* [[Ocean Docks]] ([[:wp:Port of Los Angeles|Port of Los Angeles]], San Pedro)
#[[:wp:Terminal Island|Terminal Island]] (incorporated into [[Ocean Docks]]).
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# [[:wp:Terminal Island|Terminal Island]] (incorporated into [[Ocean Docks]]).
#[[:wp:Vincent Thomas Bridge|Vincent Thomas Bridge]] (as the unnamed suspension bridge connecting the [[Ocean Docks]] island).
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# [[:wp:Vincent Thomas Bridge|Vincent Thomas Bridge]] (as the unnamed suspension bridge connecting the [[Ocean Docks]] island).
*[[Willowfield]] ([[:wp:Willowbrook, California|Willowbrook]] and [[:wp:West Rancho Dominguez, California|West Compton]])
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* [[Willowfield]] ([[:wp:Willowbrook, California|Willowbrook]] and [[:wp:West Rancho Dominguez, California|West Compton]])
#[[Los Santos Storm Drain]] ([[:wp:Los Angeles River|Los Angeles River]])
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# [[Los Santos Storm Drain]] ([[:wp:Los Angeles River|Los Angeles River]])
  
 
==== Central Los Santos ====
 
==== Central Los Santos ====
 
The middle section of the city, containing major corporate headquarters in Downtown, civic-minded buildings around Pershing Square, and their airport.
 
The middle section of the city, containing major corporate headquarters in Downtown, civic-minded buildings around Pershing Square, and their airport.
*[[Pershing Square]] ([[:wp:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]])
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* [[Pershing Square]] ([[:wp:Pershing Square (Los Angeles)|Pershing Square]])
#[[:wp:Westin Bonaventure Hotel|Bonaventure Hotel]] (as the [[Atrium]]).
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# [[:wp:Westin Bonaventure Hotel|Bonaventure Hotel]] (as the [[Atrium]]).
#[[:wp:Los Angeles City Hall|City Hall]] (at [[Pershing Square]]).
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# [[:wp:Los Angeles City Hall|City Hall]] (at [[Pershing Square]]).
#[[:wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]]
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# [[:wp:Two California Plaza|Two California Plaza]]
#[[:wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]]
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# [[:wp:Beverly Wilshire Hotel|Beverly Wilshire Hotel]]
#Beverly Hills City Hall (as the [[Los Santos Police Headquarters]] at [[Pershing Square]]).
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# Beverly Hills City Hall (as the [[Los Santos Police Headquarters]] at [[Pershing Square]]).
#[[:wp:Millennium Biltmore Hotel|Biltmore Hotel]] (at [[Pershing Square]]).
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# [[:wp:Millennium Biltmore Hotel|Biltmore Hotel]] (at [[Pershing Square]]).
*[[Downtown Los Santos in GTA III Era|Downtown]]([[:wp:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown]]), [[Commerce]] ([[:wp: Los Angeles Civic Center|Civic Center]]), [[Conference Center]] ([[:wp:Los Angeles Convention Center|Convention Center]]) and [[Verdant Bluffs]] ([[:wp:Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California|Griffith Park]])
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* [[Downtown Los Santos in GTA III Era|Downtown]]([[:wp:Downtown Los Angeles|Downtown]]), [[Commerce]] ([[:wp: Los Angeles Civic Center|Civic Center]]), [[Conference Center]] ([[:wp:Los Angeles Convention Center|Convention Center]]) and [[Verdant Bluffs]] ([[:wp:Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California|Griffith Park]])
#[[:wp:Los Angeles Convention Center|Los Angeles Convention Center]] (as the [[Los Santos Conference Center]]).
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# [[:wp:Los Angeles Convention Center|Los Angeles Convention Center]] (as the [[Los Santos Conference Center]]).
#[[:wp:Gas Company Tower|Gas Company Tower]]
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# [[:wp:Gas Company Tower|Gas Company Tower]]
#[[:wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]] (as [[Los Santos Tower]])
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# [[:wp:US Bank Tower|US Bank Tower]] (as [[Los Santos Tower]])
#[[:wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]]
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# [[:wp:Standard Hotel|Standard Hotel]]
#[[:wp:Wells Fargo Center (Los Angeles)|Wells Fargo Center]]
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# [[:wp:Wells Fargo Center (Los Angeles)|Wells Fargo Center]]
#Sunset Vine Tower
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# Sunset Vine Tower
#Figueroa Tower
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# Figueroa Tower
#[[:wp:Griffith Observatory|Griffith Observatory]]
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# [[:wp:Griffith Observatory|Griffith Observatory]]
#[[:wp:Interstate 110|Interstate 110]] and [[:wp:Interstate 105|Interstate 105]] (as [[Los Santos Freeway]])
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# [[:wp:Interstate 110|Interstate 110]] and [[:wp:Interstate 105|Interstate 105]] (as [[Los Santos Freeway]])
*[[Los Santos International Airport]] ([[:wp:LAX|Los Angeles Int. Airport "L.A.X."]])
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* [[Los Santos International Airport]] ([[:wp:LAX|Los Angeles Int. Airport "L.A.X."]])
*[[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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* [[Mulholland Intersection]] ([[:wp:US 101|US 101]] and [[:wp:SR 110|SR 110]] Intersection ([[:wp:Four Level Interchange|Four Level Interchange]])
#North Broadway Viaduct
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# North Broadway Viaduct
#6th Street Bridge
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# 6th Street Bridge
  
 
== Stations ==
 
== Stations ==
*[[Unity Station]] ([[:wp:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]])
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* [[Unity Station]] ([[:wp:Union Station (Los Angeles)|Union Station]])
*[[Market Station]] ([[:wp:Wilshire/Western (LACMTA station)|Wilshire/Western Station]])
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* [[Market Station]] ([[:wp:Wilshire/Western (LACMTA station)|Wilshire/Western Station]])
  
 
== Gang Territory ==
 
== Gang Territory ==
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== Weather ==
 
== Weather ==
 
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Los Santos generally experiences hot and fine [[weather]], which is frequently accompanied by haze. Occasionally, Los Santos also experiences showers, but almost never thunderstorms which last long. Mist sometimes occurs which usually restricts the player from visualizing the tips of the skyscrapers located throughout [[Downtown Los Santos in GTA III Era|Downtown]].
Los Santos generally experiences hot and fine [[weather]], which is frequently accompanied by haze. Occasionally, Los Santos also experience showers, but almost never thunderstorms which last long. Mist sometimes occurs which usually restricts you from visualising the tips of the skyscrapers located throught [[Downtown Los Santos in GTA III Era]].
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== Sports Teams ==
 
== Sports Teams ==
 
There are various sports teams that play in the Los Santos area:
 
There are various sports teams that play in the Los Santos area:
*[[Los Santos Saints]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim]] and [[wp:Los Angeles Dodgers|Los Angeles Dodgers]])
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* [[Los Santos Saints]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim]] and [[wp:Los Angeles Dodgers|Los Angeles Dodgers]])
*[[Los Santos Dribblers]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Lakers|Los Angeles Lakers]])
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* [[Los Santos Dribblers]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Lakers|Los Angeles Lakers]])
*[[Los Santos Rimmers]] ([[wp:Oakland Raiders|Los Angeles Raiders]])
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* [[Los Santos Rimmers]] ([[wp:Oakland Raiders|Los Angeles Raiders]])
*[[Los Santos Slappers]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Kings|Los Angeles Kings]])
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* [[Los Santos Slappers]] ([[wp:Los Angeles Kings|Los Angeles Kings]])
  
 
{{Los Santos}}
 
{{Los Santos}}

Latest revision as of 04:41, 4 March 2015

For the city of Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V, see Los Santos in GTA V.
CITY
Los Santos
LosSantos-GTASA-montage.jpg
From to left: Downtown Los Santos, Santa Maria Beach, Los Santos Observatory and Vinewood Sign.
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Seen in a poster of Umberto Robina's house in GTA Vice City Stories.
State: San Andreas
Population: 3,000,000
A detailed terrain map of Los Santos
Sunrise over Downtown.
Night view of Los Santos.

Los Santos is a fictional city located in 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 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 Saints" and "City of Angels".

Like Los Angeles, Los Santos is a huge, sprawling co-mingling of cultures and perspectives, full of two-bit hoodlums and small-time actors. The population of over 3 million people is divided into 32 districts, which are home to movie and television studios, multi-million dollar estates, crack-ridden ghettos, and a busy international airport. 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 Families gang, a once powerful gang whose influence faded due to highly successful drug trafficking by the rival Ballas gang.

Los Santos' police are 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.

Storyline

Los Santos is the hometown of GTA San Andreas 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 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 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.

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 Los Santos (if the player chooses to take over all territories held by the Vagos and Ballas).

Districts

Streetmap of Los Santos
The Vinewood Sign

Western Los Santos

The "wealthy" side of town containing Vinewood, Rodeo and Mulholland, known around the world as the offices, studios, shopping destinations and homes of the rich and famous.

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

East Los Santos

The "poor" side of the city, made up primarily of lower-class suburbs that are all subject to violent crime, 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..

  1. The Forum (as the Los Santos Forum).
  1. Union Station (as Unity Station).
  2. Nickerson Gardens
  3. Twin Towers Correctional Facility
  1. Imperial Courts (B Dup's house)
  2. Shrine Auditorium (as the Alhambra).
  3. Jordan Downs(crack house in Cleaning The Hood)
  1. Watts Towers
  1. Terminal Island (incorporated into Ocean Docks).
  2. Vincent Thomas Bridge (as the unnamed suspension bridge connecting the Ocean Docks island).
  1. Los Santos Storm Drain (Los Angeles River)

Central Los Santos

The middle section of the city, containing major corporate headquarters in Downtown, civic-minded buildings around Pershing Square, and their airport.

  1. Bonaventure Hotel (as the Atrium).
  2. City Hall (at Pershing Square).
  3. Two California Plaza
  4. Beverly Wilshire Hotel
  5. Beverly Hills City Hall (as the Los Santos Police Headquarters at Pershing Square).
  6. Biltmore Hotel (at Pershing Square).
  1. Los Angeles Convention Center (as the Los Santos Conference Center).
  2. Gas Company Tower
  3. US Bank Tower (as Los Santos Tower)
  4. Standard Hotel
  5. Wells Fargo Center
  6. Sunset Vine Tower
  7. Figueroa Tower
  8. Griffith Observatory
  9. Interstate 110 and Interstate 105 (as Los Santos Freeway)
  1. North Broadway Viaduct
  2. 6th Street Bridge

Stations

Gang Territory

Los Santos is the only city that has gang territories (without exploiting the Territory Glitch). There are 57 territories in Los Santos.

Weather

Los Santos generally experiences hot and fine weather, which is frequently accompanied by haze. Occasionally, Los Santos also experiences showers, but almost never thunderstorms which last long. Mist sometimes occurs which usually restricts the player from visualizing the tips of the skyscrapers located throughout Downtown.

Sports Teams

There are various sports teams that play in the Los Santos area: