A stake was recently discontinued in California. The Huntington Park California West (Spanish) Stake was consolidated into the Los Angeles California, Downey California (renamed Huntington Park California), and the Inglewood California Stakes. The stake previously contained seven Spanish-speaking units and had no units recently closed. Missionaries report that one of the primary reasons for the consolidation was to provide more socialization opportunities for Spanish-speaking youth with their English-speaking counterparts. Within the past decade, there have been very few congregations closed in stakes affected by the recent stake consolidation.
There are now 156 stakes in California.