El Segundo is a city in Los Angeles County in California. The city was incorporated in 1917. It gets its name from the fact that Chevron opened its second refinery in the town, and "el segundo" is the Spanish for "the second.
"El Segundo is a relatively small city with a population recorded at just over 16,000 in the 2010 US Census. There are several large corporate enterprises based in El Segundo, employing several thousand workers. The city is an important base for aerospace industries. Aerospace businesses are attracted to El Segundo because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The principal aerospace companies located in El Segundo include Boeing, which has its Satellite Development Center there, and which employs more than 5,100 people. The biggest aerospace firm in El Segundo is Raytheon, which employs more than 7,200 people. Northrop Grumman also has a facility in the city, and that company employs over 5,200 people. El Segundo's fourth biggest employer is The Aerospace Corporation, with around 3,000 employees.
The city is also a popular staging post for people who want to visit some of the attractions in the immediate area, or close to El Segundo. Among the most popular tourist attractions that are just a short drive away are Disneyland, Universal Studios, the California Museum of Science & Industry, and the famous Hollywood Bowl.
El Segundo is within a short driving distance of America's movie capital, Hollywood. That partly explains why the city has featured in countless movies and TV programs. One of the most popular filming locations in the city is the El Segundo High School, which once boasted that it was the most filmed of all high schools.
While life in El Segundo is generally laid back and peaceful, there can be occasional disturbances, and some people end up being accommodated in El Segundo's jail. Those who are arrested can use a local bail bonds service if necessary.