The most populous area of the state, the Southern California Region consists of the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura. It includes the entire metropolitan area of Los Angeles, and the regions Coachella Valley and Inland Empire. Parts of the regions Central Coast, Channel Islands and Deserts are also within the boundaries of the area. Sites related to Imperial county and/or San Diego county in addition to all or part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area are listed in this category. This includes organizations or businesses with widespread locations within the region, and guides relating to similarly large areas.
Sites accepted to this category will have locations so widespread that they are not covered by a County, Metro Area, or a smaller Region. Suggestions for organizations or businesses with a single location must be made to the locality category where the organization or business is located.
This category is for websites about business and economic activities, including listings of companies and industries that pertain to the Southern California Region as a whole. The Southern California Region consists of the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura. It includes the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Diego.
Please submit only sites related either to all of the Southern California Region or to more than one metropolitan area within it.

Sites about a specific town or city should be submitted to that town''s category, found under California''s Localities section. Sites about more than one city or town all within the same county should be submitted to that county''s category, found under the Counties section. Sites about the Los Angeles metropolitan area should be submitted to Los Angeles Metro section.

Appropriate listings would include businesses with multiple locations in cities or towns that span from Los Angeles Metro to San Diego, area-wide business directories, and businesses whose physical location is unimportant to most customers and who have a clearly defined service area within Southern California.

Regional government, law and military information.
Governmental bodies and districts restricted to one county or a smaller region within this area should be listed in that smaller area.
This category is for sites that pertain to the Southern California Region as a whole and are about businesses, economic conditions, and organizations related to health and beauty services including spas and salons.
This category is for sites offering online maps, photographs, satellite images, and live web cams of the Southern California area.
Please submit only sites that span multiple regions of the Southern California area.

For sites of wider interest, see the California: Maps and Views category.

For sites of more local interest, see the individual Regions, Counties, or Localities categories.

Please submit your site to the most specific level at which it fits.

Please submit only sites related either to all of Southern California or to more than one county within it.

For websites related exclusively to a specific county within Southern California, find the appropriate category here.

Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

List only sites that apply to more than one county in Southern California.
Most sites should be submitted to the category for the locality in which the lodging is located. For example, lodging in Carlsbad should be submitted to Regional/North_America/United_States/California/Localities/C/Carlsbad.

If associated with multiple localities in a single county, metro area, or smaller region, please submit to the category for that county, metro area, or smaller region. Only sites covering multiple regions in southern California should be submitted to this category. Submitting to the wrong category will delay review of your site.