City of Los Angeles
March 27, 1905
CITY OF LOS ANGELES FOUNDED 1781
To represent the city and to authenticate certain edicts and documents.
The seal of the City of Los Angeles contains the coat of arms of the city of Los Angeles, a city located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. The shield is encircled by the legal name of the city (City of Los Angeles) and its date of founding (1781). It was adopted on March 27, 1905, via Ordinance 10,834.
Inside the circle, flanking the shield, are grapes, olives, and oranges, major crops of California, on their plants. These are also symbolized in the colors of the flag of Los Angeles. The fruit are on a field or, bordered with a 77-bead rosary.
The arms are quarterly: