What could be more traditionally "sunny California" than Los Angeles (JOBS), with 329 days of sunshine each year? With average January highs of 68F (20C) and average August highs of 85F (29C), you can say good-bye to inclement weather. You can enjoy time at the beach, but those who have a soft spot for snow can still drive into the mountains and see some. And if you just want the outdoors, there's the Angeles National Forest right at your western doorstep!
Love sports? Metro LA has more teams than you can shake a (hockey) stick (or baseball) bat at: the Los Angeles Lakers; Los Angeles Kings; Los Angeles Dodgers; Angels of Anaheim; Anaheim Ducks ; and LA Galaxy.
If you like big populations, you'll like LA: according to the 2000 US Census, Los Angeles County has a population of more than 9.5 million and the City of Los Angeles has a population of 3,694,820. And LA is made up of the richest ethnic mix in the USA. Cultures from around the world rub elbows and make for exciting fusions in the worlds of language, fashion, entertainment, and food. LA has more stage theaters (more than 80) and museums (300) than any US city.
With metropolitan LA at more than twice the size of Switzerland (unless you take a gigantic iron to the country and flatten it out), you can be sure there's plenty to explore. And if you have kids, what could be better in their estimation than having attractions like Disneyland and the Universal Studios theme park in your backyard?
As sprawling as Los Angeles is, so are the number of biotech, pharma, and medical device companies you can find there. The six-county region of Greater Los Angeles is home to about 900 life science companies. Near Anaheim, in the cities of Orange, Tustin and Irvine, you will find Ista Pharmaceuticals, Stason Pharmaceuticals, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc., Zymo Research Corporation, Irvine Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cortex Pharmaceuticals, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Allergan Inc.
Closer to the city of Los Angeles you will find Amgen and Catalyst Pharmaceutical Research. In the Inland Empire you can find Watson Pharmaceuticals and KC Pharmaceuticals Inc.
The Southern California Biomedical Council also known as SoCalBio is the trade association of the life-science industry in Greater Los Angeles. The mission of SoCalBio is to represent and promote medical device and biotechnology industry in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and the Inland Empire and Gold Coast.
For more information about opportunities in Los Angeles, visit the Biotech Beach™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.
Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.
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