Tongva people populate the Los Angeles Basin

Yaanga is the largest of the Tongva villages built on the banks of the LA River. Yaanga stretched from what is now the Glendale Narrows section of the LA River to downtown Los Angeles, with many verdant oak groves. The initial settlement is close to where Los Angeles City Hall stands today. Other Tongva villages along the river were Maawnga on the western bank, and Ochuunga, near where Boyle Heights is today.