Elk Hills, a United States naval petroleum reserve in southern California. The reserve is in Kern County, near Bakersfield. Some of the oil fields are privately owned. The navy, however, regulates all drilling activity. The reserve was involved in the Teapot Dome Scandal of the 1920's.
Nevada, a state in the western United States. It is bounded on the north by Oregon and Idaho, on the east by Utah and Arizona, and on the south and west by California.
Los Angeles, California, the largest city in the state and, since 1982, the second most populous in the United States, after New York City.