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Seal of Los Angeles, California. On March 27, 1905 Ordinance 10,834 authorized and described the City Seal still being used today. [1].

The shield has quarterings of the United States, California, Mexico, and Spain.
Source Self-drawn in CorelDraw and Inkscape. Source images here, here, here and here, among others.
Author Mysid
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current 22:43, 13 August 2019 Thumbnail for version as of 22:43, 13 August 20191,024 × 1,024 (225 KB)Illegitimate Barristermade text thicker, changed colors per:
23:00, 15 December 2015 Thumbnail for version as of 23:00, 15 December 20151,024 × 1,024 (201 KB)Illegitimate BarristerGradients
22:53, 15 December 2015 Thumbnail for version as of 22:53, 15 December 2015979 × 979 (183 KB)Illegitimate Barristercolor is more of a bronze than a yellow, according to the official city website.
00:39, 25 February 2014 Thumbnail for version as of 00:39, 25 February 2014979 × 979 (183 KB)Illegitimate Barristercropped empty space!!!!!!!!!
16:37, 21 December 2011 Thumbnail for version as of 16:37, 21 December 20111,024 × 1,024 (144 KB)Mysidredraw animals etc.
10:43, 13 October 2010 Thumbnail for version as of 10:43, 13 October 20101,024 × 1,024 (57 KB)AnonMoosadjusting margins
10:43, 24 May 2006 Thumbnail for version as of 10:43, 24 May 20061,024 × 1,024 (57 KB)Mysid{{Information| |Description=Seal of Los Angeles, California. |Source=Self-drawn in CorelDraw. The "rosary" was made using a custom-made Perl script. Source images [ here], [htt

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