Planet Los Angeles
|Planet Los Angeles|
|Owner||Liberty Police, Inc.|
|Mass||3.22 x 10e24 kg|
|Temperature||-40°C to 45°C|
|Escape velocity||8.98 km/sec|
With the majority of the planet covered in deep salt water oceans and gorgeous, white sand beaches, Los Angeles was popular with the wealthy and privileged of Manhattan, before the Terraforming efforts failed during the Great California Drought of 543 A.S. The ocean water was discovered to be unusable due to a chemical that, although it is completely harmless to humans besides from tasting foul, fatally disrupts the growth of crops and certain species of terrestrial animals. The available water supplies from the Tahoe and Sierra ice clouds were quickly running out, and as a result it was becoming ever more expensive to ship water into the California system.
Over the course of the following century, most of Los Angeles' population subsequently emigrated to Planet Denver in the Colorado system, with only those who did not want to move, or couldn't afford to, remaining behind. A large portion of the remaining industry relied heavily on farming genetically modified livestock that are able to process the chemical in the water, although a number of corporations still retained offices on Los Angeles, including Universal Shipping's corporate training academy.
It wasn't until Synth Foods perfected their patented and hugely popular Synth Paste, created from a genetically engineered plant similar to that of the Earth Kelp, that the planetary economy resurged. The resulting success of the new food paste prompted Synth Foods to relocate their headquarters to Los Angeles, and the booming technology market has also encouraged Ageira Technologies to construct an optical chip plant here. With all the new jobs available on the planet, coupled with the recently opened trade lane to the Ontario Jump Gate, the population of Los Angeles has jumped to over 470 million, and the increasing prosperity promises a brighter future for the entire California system.