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Lomita, California (U.S)

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[flag of Lomita, California] image by Ron Lahav, 13 January 2005

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Description of the flag
A small illustration of the city seal can be found on one of the inside pages of the web site. It is shown in white outline on a blue background, but the size is such that I am unable to determine many of its details. Within the standard circular format the upper ring has the words 'CITY OF LOMITA' in block lettering at the top, and the word 'CALIFORNIA' similarly written at the bottom. The central image is divided per pale, with the left-hand half further divided per fess. Within the right-hand portion are three palm trees on a knoll or mound, but I am unable to distinguish the features of both the upper and lower halves of the left-hand section.

From Monika Martinez:

Unfortunately I do not have a .gif format of the Lomita flag, but am sending the city seal, which is in the center of the flag, white and yellow background with medium blue writing. The flag itself is half medium blue and half white, divided by a diagonal line.

The logo/seal came from a design contest conducted by the city council when the city was incorporated on June 30, 1964. The name of the contest winner is unknown. Here is the significance of each of the three fields - Palm Trees are very common in Southern California and many are found in Lomita. Lomita means 'Little Hill" in Spanish, hence the hills in the upper left quadrant. The area itself was founded and named in 1907, but did not incorporate until 1964, hence the municipal code in the lower left.
Ms Martinez was imprecise as to the direction of the diagonal on the Lomita city flag, and also whether the medium blue or the white is in the upper half of the diagonal.

Since I have not heard any more from Ms Martinez at Lomita, California, regarding their municipal flag, I wonder if we want to guess at the flag. If it turns out to be incorrect I am sure that someone will correct us, and in the meantime a disclaimer can be added that this appears to be the Lomita flag on the basis of the incomplete information which I received.

Ron Lahav, 13 January 2005