Category: U.S. State
Continent: North America
Country: United States of America
Points of interest: Beacon Hills; Bel Air; Beverly Hills; Brentwood; Central City; Fresno; Glendale; La Jolla; Larkspur; Lodi; Los Angeles; Malibu; Oakland; Orange County; Palm Desert; Palm Springs; Palo Alto; Pasadena; Sacramento; San Bernadino; San Diego; San Joaquin County; San Francisco; Santa Ana; Santa Barbara; Santa Clara; Santa Cruz; Santa Monica; South Central; Stanford; Starling City; Sunnydale
Residents: Tanner family
Notable apperances: 24; 90210; A-Team, The; Action; Arrow; Adam-12; ALF; American Horror Story; Angel; Beverly Hills, 90210; Big Bang Theory, The; Brady Bunch, The; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Charlie's Angels; Charmed; Common Law; Closer, The; Columbo; Diagnosis Murder; Dirt; Dragnet; Eli Stone; First Years; FlashForward; Franklin & Bash; Good Vibes; Kindred: The Embraced; L.A. Law; The L Word; Miss Match; Mr. Novak; Murder One; NCIS: Los Angeles; New Girl; New Normal, The; The Nine Lives of Chloe King; No Ordinary Family; The O.C.; Planet of the Apes; Police Woman; Poltergeist: The Legacy; Private Practice; Psych; Sanford and Son; Sons of Anarchy; South Central; Streets of San Francisco, The; Summerland; Sweet Valley High; Switch; T.J. Hooker; Trophy Wife; V; Wild Palms; Wonderbug

California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is by far the most populous U.S. state, and the third most extensive (after Alaska and Texas). It is home to the nation's second- and sixth-largest census statistical areas (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and San Francisco Bay Area), and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach and Oakland). The capital city is Sacramento.

California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west, to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east – from the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. The center of the state is dominated by Central Valley, a major agricultural area. California contains both the highest and lowest points in the contiguous United States (Mount Whitney and Death Valley), and has the third-longest coastline of all states (after Alaska and Florida). Earthquakes are a common occurrence due to the state's location along the Pacific Ring of Fire: about 37,000 are recorded annually.

Excluding New York, the state of California probably boasts the most amount of television programs that utilize it as their central settings. Many series take place in the city of Los Angeles, but some also take place in San Diego and San Francisco. The 1970s cop drama Adam-12 took place in Los Angeles, as did the supernatural action show Angel. One of Angel 's contemporaries, the supernatural fantasy series Charmed took place in San Francisco, as did the short-lived vampire series Kindred: The Embraced, both of which were produced by Aaron Spelling for Spelling Television. More modern shows that take place in California include The Big Bang Theory, which takes place in Pasadena and The Mentalist, which takes place in Sacramento. The USA Network television programs Psych and Monk likewise took place in California. Psych is based out of Santa Barbara, while Monk is based out of San Francisco. According to CBS, a dark future awaits California as it is somehow destined to be overrun by highly evolved humanoid apes as per the 1974 Planet of the Apes television series.

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Larkspur is a U.S. located in Marin County, California. It served as the primary setting for the 1975-1976 Saturday morning adventure series The Secrets of Isis. Larkspur was the home of Larkspur High School, which included staff members Doctor Joshua Barnes, Rick Mason, and Andrea Thomas. Notable teens who attended the school include Cindy Lee, and Rennie Carol.
Lodi is located in San Joaquin County in the northern portion of California's Central Valley. Lodi has been seen in episodes of the FX Network television series Sons of Anarchy. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department, which has jurisdiction in Lodi, is also known for making appearances in the show. The fictional town of Charming from Sons of Anarchy is implied to be located only a short distance from Lodi, and is relatively close to the San Joaquin County border.
Marin County
Marin County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay area. It is located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. The fictional town of Mill Valley, as seen in season six of the TV sitcom Too Close for Comfort is located in Marin County. The city of Larkspur is located in Marin County. The Saturday morning super-hero/action series The Secrets of Isis takes place in Marin County. Larkspur High School is one of the main settings of the show.
Mill Valley
Mill Valley is a town located in Marin County. In the 1980s sitcom series Too Close for Comfort, Henry Rush and his wife Muriel moved out to Marin County with their young son, Andrew, after Henry purchased a 49% stake in a publishing company called The Marin Bugler. Residents of Mill Valley include the Bugler's majority shareholder, Hope Stinson as well as the Rush's housekeeper, Lisa Flores.
San Joaquin County
San Joaquin County is located in the Central Valley region of the state and was incorporated on February 18th, 1850. Its county seat is the city of Stockton. A notable city in San Joaquin County is Lodi, which has been seen in episodes of the FX Network television series Sons of Anarchy. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department is also known for making appearances in the show. The fictional town of Charming from Sons of Anarchy is implied to be located only a short distance from Lodi, and is relatively close to the San Joaquin County border. It is unclear whether Charming is actually located in San Joaquin County or not.
Santa Clara
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California, named after the Spanish mission that was established there in 1777. Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley and is home to the headquarters of several high-tech companies. It is also home to Santa Clara University, the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California.
Vissaria is a small suburban town in California. David Banner took a bus to Vissaria in 1981. He stopped at the Vissaria Public Library where he read a copy of the Vissaria Daily News, which contained an article about a man named Doctor Clive, who was under investigation for an incident relating to a green creature. In the janitor's story to David Banner, he said that the creature killed a farmer named Frank Townsend. After which, Clive mysteriously died a few days later. The janitor told David to talk to Elizabeth Collins, who was Clive's fiancé, who would often spend her afternoons reading poetry in the park. Banner then visited the Vissaria Public Park, where he did in fact find Elizabeth Collins, exactly where the janitor said he would. [1]

Counties Edit

Major cities Edit

Fictional locales Edit

TV shows that take place in California Edit

Films that take place in California Edit

Characters from California Edit

Character Series
Abel Teller Sons of Anarchy
Abby Hammond Santa Clarita Diet
Ace Peterson Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Adrian Harris Teen Wolf
Alan Deaton Teen Wolf
Alex Lowe American Horror Story
Alex "Tig" Trager Sons of Anarchy
Alicia Clark Fear the Walking Dead
Allen Halliwell Charmed
Allison Argent Teen Wolf
Amy Farrah Fowler Big Bang Theory
Andrea Thomas Isis
Andrew Adams Fear the Walking Dead
Andrew Rush Too Close for Comfort
Andrew Wells Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Andy Cardone Incredible Hulk
Andy Goode Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Andy Trudeau Charmed
Anto Planet of the Apes
Arthur Bailey Blood Drive
Audrey Jensen Scream: The Series
Barry Buntrock Wonderbug
Barry Kripke Big Bang Theory
Bernadette Rostenkowski Big Bang Theory
Bethany Exner Fear the Walking Dead
Bionic Bigfoot Six Million Dollar Man
Billie Jenkins Charmed
Billy Batson Shazam!
Bob Flutie Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bobby Munson Sons of Anarchy
Boyd Teen Wolf
Boyd Sherman Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Brad Wheeler Incredible Hulk
Brandon James Scream: The Series
Brett Talbot Teen Wolf
Brian Tanner ALF
Brooke Maddox Scream: The Series
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bungalon Teen Wolf
Burton Guster Psych
C.C. McNamara Wonderbug
Captain Marvel Shazam!
Carl Decker Incredible Hulk
Case Incredible Hulk
Cassie James Scream: The Series
Catherine Weaver Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Cece Meyers New Girl
Charleen Hughes Charmed
Charles Gunn Angel
Charles Townsend Charlie's Angels
Charley Dixon Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Chester Dolenz Six Million Dollar Man
Chris Boal Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Chris Manawa Fear the Walking Dead
Christopher Pike Star Trek
Christy Jenkins Charmed
Cindy Lee Isis
Clark Hudson Scream: The Series
Clay Morrow Sons of Anarchy
Cody Teen Wolf
Collin, the Anointed One Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Colt Seavers The Fall Guy
Connor Angel Angel
Conrad Fenris Teen Wolf
Constance Langdon American Horror Story
Cooper Seldon Arrow
Cordelia Chase Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Corey Teen Wolf
Countess Elizabeth American Horror Story
Curtis Holt Arrow
Daniel Salazar Fear the Walking Dead
Danny Mahealani Teen Wolf
Darryl Morris Charmed
David Banner Incredible Hulk
David Hale Sons of Anarchy
David Lyman Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Debbie Wolowitz Big Bang Theory
Dell Frye Incredible Hulk
Derek Hale Teen Wolf
Dirk Armstrong Peter Mackenzie
Donna Lerner Sons of Anarchy
Donna Smoak Arrow
Dyna Girl Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Echo Dollhouse
Eddie Krueger Scream: The Series
Elaina Marks Incredible Hulk
Electra Woman Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Eli Hudson Scream: The Series
Elias Stilinski Teen Wolf
Elise Rothman Charmed
Elizabeth Collins Incredible Hulk
Emma Duval Scream: The Series
Erica Teen Wolf
Ernest Darby Sons of Anarchy
Filip "Chibs" Telford Sons of Anarchy
Frank Heflin Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Frank Pike Arrow
Fred Sanford Sanford and Son
Frye's creature Incredible Hulk
Galen Planet of the Apes
Gary West Santa Clarita Diet
Gavern Wilson Six Million Dollar Man
Gemma Teller Morrow Sons of Anarchy
Grace d'Argento Blood Drive
Grace Dugan Kindred: The Embraced
Gregor Framkin Angel
Greta Simpson Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Griselda Salazar Fear the Walking Dead
Gustavo Acosta Scream: The Series
Haley Meyers Scream: The Series
Harmony Kendall Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Haley Meyers Scream: The Series
Harry Winston Sons of Anarchy
Hazel Evers American Horror Story
Helen Elgin The Bionic Woman
Henry Tate Teen Wolf
Henry Rush Too Close for Comfort
Henry Spencer Psych
Holden Lowe American Horror Story
Howie Munson The Fall Guy
Hope Stinson Too Close for Comfort
Howard Wolowitz Big Bang Theory
Hulk Incredible Hulk
Isaac Lahey Teen Wolf
Ivan Bekey Six Million Dollar Man
Jackie Rush Too Close for Comfort
Jackson Teller Sons of Anarchy
Jackson Whittemore Teen Wolf
Jake Fitzgerald Scream: The Series
James March American Horror Story
Jasmine Angel
Jennifer Walters Incredible Hulk
Jenny Calendar Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jeremy Burns Charmed
Jesse Flores Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Jesse McNally Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jessica Moore Supernatural
Jillia Planet of the Apes
Jimmy Kelly Incredible Hulk
Jody Banks The Fall Guy
Joe Escandarian American Horror Story
Joel Hammond Santa Clarita Diet
John Lowe American Horror Story
Jonathan Levinson Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Jordan Parrish Teen Wolf
Joshua Barnes Isis
Juan Carlos "Juice" Ortiz Sons of Anarchy
Julian Slink Blood Drive
June Stahl Sons of Anarchy
Joyce Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Karen Lang Scream: The Series
Karma d'Argento Blood Drive
Kate Lockley Angel
Kate Tanner ALF
Kelly Garrett Charlie's Angels
Kevin Duval Scream: The Series
Kieran Wilcox Scream: The Series
Kim Kelly Incredible Hulk
Kip "Half Sack" Epps Sons of Anarchy
Kira Planet of the Apes
Kira Yukimura Teen Wolf
Knox Angel
Lachlan Weaver Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Lamont Sanford Sanford and Son
Laroy Wayne Sons of Anarchy
Laura Hale Teen Wolf
Lawrence Henry Carroll, III Incredible Hulk
Leo Morrison American Horror Story
Leo Spiller Dirt
Leo Wyatt Charmed
Leonard Hofstadter Big Bang Theory
Leslie Winkle Big Bang Theory
Linda Oliver Charlie's Angels
Lindsey McDonald Angel
Lisa Flores Too Close for Comfort
Liz Ortiz Fear the Walking Dead
Lonnie Machin Arrow
Louise Hoffman Sons of Anarchy
Luann Delaney Sons of Anarchy
Lucy Spiller Dirt
Lydia Martin Teen Wolf
Lynn Tanner ALF
Madison Clark Fear the Walking Dead
Maggie Duval Scream: The Series
Maia Rutledge The 4400
Malia Tate Teen Wolf
Marcus Alvarez Sons of Anarchy
Marlene Bekey Six Million Dollar Man
Mason Hewitt Teen Wolf
Matt Daehler Teen Wolf
Matt Murch Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
McKenna Hall Arrow
Melissa McCall Teen Wolf
Mentor Shazam!
Meredith Walker Teen Wolf
Michael Acosta Scream: The Series
Michelle Dixon Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Mike Peterson Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Mister Lahey Teen Wolf
Monroe Ficus Too Close for Comfort
Moira O'Hara American Horror Story
Ms. Barton Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Ms. Morell Teen Wolf
Muriel Rush Too Close for Comfort
Nick Clark Fear the Walking Dead
Nina Patterson Scream: The Series
Noah Foster Scream: The Series
Noah Kuttler Arrow
Ofelia Salazar Fear the Walking Dead
Oliver Queen Arrow
Paige Matthews Charmed
Patty Halliwell Charmed
Phoebe Halliwell Charmed
Piermont "Piney" Winston Sons of Anarchy
Piper Halliwell Charmed
Prudence Halliwell Charmed
Peter Hale Teen Wolf
Piper Shaw Scream: The Series
Polar Planet of the Apes
Quinn Maddox Scream: The Series
R. Snyder Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rachael Murray Scream: The Series
Ramona Royale American Horror Story
Randi Wallace She-Wolf of London
Raquel Ochmonek ALF
Randy Martin Isis
Remus Planet of the Apes
Rennie Carol Isis
Rib Bone Blood Drive
Rick Mason Isis
Riley Dawson Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Riley Marra Scream: The Series
Robert Queen Arrow
Ruby Nicholson Scream: The Series
Ron Updyke Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Sally McKenna American Horror Story
Samantha Jack The Fall Guy
Sara Rush Too Close for Comfort
Savannah Weaver Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Scarlett Lowe American Horror Story
Sheila Hammond Santa Clarita Diet
Schmidt New Girl
Scott Hope Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Scott McCall Teen Wolf
Seth Branson Scream: The Series
Shawn Spencer Psych
Sheila Martini Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sheriff Stilinsky Teen Wolf
Stiles Stilinsky Teen Wolf
Susan Talbot Wonderbug
Tamora Monroe Teen Wolf
Tanhill Six Million Dollar Man
Tara Knowles Sons of Anarchy
Tate Langdon American Horror Story
Terissa Dyson Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Terri Shannon The Fall Guy
Thea Queen Arrow
Tina Angel
Teresa Morrison American Horror Story
Thomas Logan Incredible Hulk
Tina Hudson Scream: The Series
Tom Raintree Six Million Dollar Man
Travis Manawa Fear the Walking Dead
Trevor Ochmonek ALF
Tristan Duffy American Horror Story
Troy James Scream: The Series
Tucker Wells Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Tyler O'Neill Scream: The Series
Urko Planet of the Apes
Veska Planet of the Apes
Vic Trammel Sons of Anarchy
Vick Chamberlain Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Victor Strand Fear the Walking Dead
Victoria Dodd Supernatural
Warren Meers Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Warren Rayker Bionic Woman
Wayne Moss Isis
Wayne Unser Sons of Anarchy
Wendy Teller Sons of Anarchy
Will Belmont Scream: The Series
Willa McPherson Dirt
Willie Tanner ALF
Willow Rosenberg Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Winifred Burkle Angel
Winston Bishop New Girl
Wyatt Halliwell Charmed
Xander Harris Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Zantes Planet of the Apes
Zoe Vaughn Scream: The Series

People who were born in California Edit

People born in California

People who died in California Edit

People who died in California

Notes & Trivia Edit

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References Edit

  1. Incredible Hulk: The First (Part 1)
  2. The primary setting of Planet of the Apes.
  3. The primary setting of Good Vibes
  4. Located in Sunnydale County on Buffy the Vampire Slayer according to a map.
  5. Most episodes of the series took place in rural areas of Southern California, though some episodes took place in other states.
  6. Seasons 1-2 only.

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