California was a state of the United States of America.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the Tenth Doctor, California was built on the San Andreas Fault. (TV: Utopia)

Towns and cities located in California[edit | edit source]

Towns and cities in California included Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Sausalito, Sunnydale and Venice, California.

History[edit | edit source]

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)

Central California was among the places on Earth which received deliveries of Bubble Shock! from the Bubble Shock! factory in London. (TV: Invasion of the Bane)

In 2011, a female anchor reported that no deaths had been recorded over 24 hours "from Maine to California", in a phenomenon quickly dubbed as Miracle Day. (TV: The New World) Later that year, the Californian town of San Pedro contained an overflow camp that was investigated by Torchwood. (TV: The Categories of Life)

Notable residents[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

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