Readers sent in their most pressing questions about L.A. Which should we answer first?

A view of freeway lanes filled with cars, palm trees in the foreground and tall buildings in the background.
Downtown Los Angeles as seen from the 110 Freeway.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

We asked readers to submit questions about Los Angeles and California. Out of all the submissions, we picked our favorites — and now you get to choose which question we answer first.

This poll is now closed. Congratulations to Francesca Muller, who asked the winner question: How did the oil industry play a role in attracting people to Los Angeles at the turn of the century?

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