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San Angeles is a fictional futuristic concept of Southern California, United States, typically configured by commentators and films producers to include the areas of Los Angeles to San Diego and sometimes even San Bernardino to Riverside. Although Los Angeles and the West Coast have been treated as a futuristic concept geographic region by different names in other works — "Los Andiegoles" in the novel A Friend of the Earth, "Rattown" in the novel Dr. Adder, and "Mega City 2" in the comic stories of Judge Dredd; San Angeles remains the more popular identifying description.
San Angeles was first conceived as a setting for the 1982 movie Blade Runner in an early script. Ten years later, the 1993 script for the 1994 movie Double Dragon, post-earthquake California merged Los Angeles and San Diego into one megalopolis called San Angeles, half of which was under water. At about the same time, the San Angeles concept city also was used in the 1993 movie Demolition Man, where the earthquake-destroyed Los Angeles of 2010 was replaced by the city San Angeles that stretched from San Diego to Santa Barbara. The Demolition Man/San Angeles, a modified Irvine, California set in the year 2032, maintained a police force called "SaPD" (for San Angeles Police Department), which used black and white, gull-winged cars having SaPD emblazoned on them. The 1993 Demolition Man movie also set the fictional Arnold Schwarzenegger Presidential Museum in San Angeles, even though Arnold Schwarzenegger's first run for political office would not be for another ten years.
In 2000, the Icebox.com live-action Web series "The Hanged Man" positioned fictional detective Hugo Manes as being from the San Angeles Police Department. In 2001, American printmaker Edward Ruscha released a series of seven postcard-size color etchings that he entitled "Los Francisco San Angeles" to reflect how the etchings made light of the cultural distance between Northern California and Southern California. Ruscha's concept Los Francisco San Angeles was analyzed in 2004 for Arts & Activities Magazine  by Tara Cady Sartorius, Curator of Education at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
In addition to uses of San Angeles by the entertainment industry, political causes and businesses alike have adopted the concept. For example, in April 1989, Camp Pendleton was viewed as the last remaining open-space barrier against a future "San Angeles" composed of Southern California boom and sprawl from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border. In 2002, environmentalist and commentator Tershia d'Elgin described a then-recent federal district court ruling on the Endangered Species Act of 1973 related to paving over land as promising "to transform our county into El Toro too. Everything that has made San Diego worth living in will be gone. It will become San Angeles." That same year, the 2002 political movement to have San Fernando Valley seceded from Los Angeles to become an independent incorporated city of its own suggested San Angeles as the potential new name for the proposed incorporated city. However, "San Angeles" ranked ninth in popularity behind the name "San Fernando Valley" in a field of eleven potential names. Along with the proposed "Los Fernando", "San Angeles" was viewed as an absurd juxtaposition which made no sense at all in Spanish.
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