California was a state of the United States of America.

Geography Edit

According to the Tenth Doctor, California was built on the San Andreas Fault. (TV: Utopia) Its major cities included Los Angeles and San Francisco. During the 20th century it was the location of the Mount Palomar Observatory. [source needed]

Towns and cities located in California Edit

History Edit

The Seventh Doctor regenerated into his eighth incarnation in San Francisco on 31 December 1999. (TV: Doctor Who)

In 2006, the First Doctor lost the TARDIS in a bet in Chicago. He and his companions Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Susan Foreman were forced to travel 2,500 miles down Route 66 in a purple Oldsmobile 88 (which the Doctor won in another bet) to California in order to retrieve it. (PROSE: The Mother Road)

In 2011, the Californian town of San Pedro contained an overflow camp that was investigated by Torchwood. (TV: The Categories of Life)

Notable residents Edit

Peri Brown was a resident of California at the time of her trip to Lanzarote in 1984, according to the unofficial, handwritten information at the beginning of her passport. (TV: Planet of Fire) Another account suggests her family was from Baltimore, Maryland. (PROSE: Blue Box, AUDIO: The Reaping)

Dr Grace Holloway was a homeowner and practising heart surgeon in San Francisco at the start of the 21st century. (TV: Doctor Who)

Before joining the CIA, Rex Matheson had lived in Los Angeles. After the CIA turned against him in 2011, he returned here with Torchwood to investigate PhiCorp. (TV: Rendition, Escape to LA)

New California was named for this state. (PROSE: Synthespians™)

Behind the scenes Edit

Several stories have been set in California, including TV: Doctor Who, PROSE: Vampire Science, Unnatural History; and PROSE: Wonderland — all set in San Fransisco —and the Los Angeles-based tales, PROSE: The King of Terror; and TV: Escape to LA, The Categories of Life, and The Middle Men.