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Towns and cities located in California
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, 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)
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)
Behind the scenes
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.