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Encyclopedia > Cypress, California
City of Cypress, California
Official seal of City of Cypress, California
Seal
Location of Cypress within Orange County, California.
Country United States
State California
County Orange
Mayor Stephen "The Retard" Quinn
Area  
 - City 17.1 km²
 - Land 16.9 km²
 - Water 0.2 km²
Population (2000)
 - City 46,229
 - Density 2,700.3/km²
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.cypress.ca.us/
Cypress City Hall
Cypress City Hall

Cypress is a city located in southern California near the northern border of Orange County, California, USA. Though it is considered to be a suburb of Long Beach, it has many resident industries. As of May 2005 estimates, the city population was 48,863. Actor John Stamos of Full House fame and golfer Tiger Woods grew up in the city. The Los Alamitos Race Course has Arabian, quarter horse and thoroughbred racing. It was once the only harness racing in Southern California. Although the race course is often thought to be in Los Alamitos, it is actually in Cypress. Image File history File links CypressSeal. ... Image File history File links MapCypress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... UTC-8 is a band of timezones separated from the Universal Time Coordinated by 8 hours. ...  Areas that observe daylight saving time  Areas that once observed daylight saving time  Areas that have never observed daylight saving time A 2001 public service announcement for the upcoming turning back of the clocks Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time, is a conventional local time adopted by... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... Mountain Standard Time ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 714 KB) Summary Cypress, California City Hall. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 714 KB) Summary Cypress, California City Hall. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Phillip Stamos (born August 19, 1963) is an Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Full House was a popular American television sitcom that ran from 1987 to 1995 on the ABC network. ... Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ...

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History

The first people living in the area now known as Cypress were the Gabrieleno, a Native American tribe of the Tongva people. They were displaced soon after the arrival of Raymond. The government of Spain then possessed the land until Mexico gained its independence in 1821. Mexico then lost Alta California to the United States during the period following the Bear Flag Rebellion and then the Mexican-American War. Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska down to their descendants in modern times. ... Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... Raymond is a name of Germanic origin, from the name Reginmund, composed of the elements ragin advice and mund protector. This was the name of several (mostly Spanish) saints, including Saint Raymond Nonnatus, the patron of midwives and expectant mothers, and Saint Raymond of Peñafort, the patron of canonists. ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia Strength 7,000 - 43,000 18,000 - 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded (Mexican government...


The original Spanish dons held immense tracts of land throughout California, which were given in lieu of pay to Spanish soldiers. Manuel Nieto was one of the early Spanish dons or landowners in the area. After his death in 1804, his sons retained title to his holdings, but these lands were eventually broken up and distributed among them in 1833 by a grant from the Mexican governor José Figueroa. Manuel's son, Juan José Nieto, retained the title to a large portion of his father's original properties in southern California that included the present-day area of Cypress. That land and other Rancho properties were finally sold to the American Abel Stearns, then acquired by the Robinson Trust, a group of investors, which eventually parlayed their holdings into a vast land speculation business. Downtown Los Angeles Skyline Southern California, also colloquially referred to as SoCal, is an informal name for the megalopolis and nearby desert that occupies the southern-most quarter of the U.S. state of California. ...


Cypress was originally nicknamed "Waterville" due to the preponderance of artesian wells in the area, but was incorporated under the name Dairy City in 1956 by local dairy farmers as a way to stave off developers and to preserve their dairies, much like the then-neighboring cities of Dairy Valley in Cerritos and Dairyland in La Palma. However, after World War II the land became too valuable for farming or ranching, and one-by-one, the dairies sold out to housing developers during the 1960s. By the 1970s, no dairies remained. (Many of the dairymen moved their operations to Chino, California, where development is once again pushing them out of the area.) Geological strata giving rise to an Artesian well An artesian aquifer is an aquifer whose water is overpressurized. ... A dairy farmer is a farmer who specializes in raising dairy cattle, specifically for milk and/or cheese products. ... City nicknames: The Geographic Center of Southern California The Freeway City County: Los Angeles County, California Mayor: Paul W. Bowlen (re-elected 2003) Mayor Pro Tem: Laura Lee (elected 2003) City Council: Jim Edwards (elected 2005) Gloria A. Kappe (re-elected 2003) John F. Crawley (re-elected 2005) Mottos: A... Location Location of La Palma within Orange County, California. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Chino is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...


In 1957, local residents voted to change the name of Dairy City to "Cypress". The name was taken from Cypress Elementary School, originally built in 1895, which took its name from the Cypress trees planted to protect the schoolhouse from the seasonal Santa Ana winds. Cypress Elementary School also provided the name for new Pacific Electric Railroad station on Walker Street at Lincoln Avenue when the Santa Ana Line was completed in 1906, as "Waterville" had already been used elsewhere in the system. Santa Ana winds are warm, dry winds that characteristically appear in Southern California weather during autumn and early winter. ... Pacific Electric Railway company depot in downtown Los Angeles, circa 1910. ...


Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.1 square kilometers (6.6 square miles). 17.1 square kilometers (6.6 square miles) of it is land and 0.15% is water. Its Geographical coordinates are 33°49′6″N, 118°2′21″W. Image File history File links Cypress_in_Orange_County_CA_map. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Cypress is approximately 13 miles north of Bolsa Chica. Cypress is less than a 20 minute drive from Long Beach Airport. Bolsa Chica State Beach is a public beach managed by the California state parks department. ... Long Beach Municipal Airport (IATA: LGB, ICAO: KLGB), also known as Daugherty Field, is located in Long Beach, California, and serves Los Angeles and Orange Counties. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 46,229 people, 15,654 households, and 12,241 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,700.3/km² (6,991.1/mi²). There were 16,028 housing units at an average density of 936.2/km² (2,423.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.61% White, 2.77% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 20.81% Asian, 0.40% Pacific Islander, 5.44% from other races, and 4.38% from two or more races. 15.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 15,654 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.31. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $64,377, and the median income for a family was $70,060. Males had a median income of $50,781 versus $36,337 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,798. About 4.6% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The closest beach to Cypress is Seal Beach, which is roughly 7.8 miles away from the center of Cypress.


Facts

The current mayor, Stephen Quinn, has not had a successful term. A recent poll (with a ±3% chance of error) has found that he has only a 43% approval, with 54% unhappy with his leadership (3% were either undecided or declined to comment). Stephen Quinn (born April 4, 1986 in Clondalkin) is a professional footballer from the Irish Republic. ...


Mostly, according one man polled, his unhappiness with the Cypress mayor has stemmed from the fact Mr. Quinn is an all around "asshole," his quote alluding to Principal Rooney from the film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Mayor Quinn's "asshole-ness" is apparently also the reason he gained his nickname of "The Retard." Ferris Buellers Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and produced by Michael Chinich. ...


External links

City government

Education

Cypress College is a community college located in Cypress, California. ... Cypress High School is a 9th–12th grade public high school in Cypress, California, and is one of eight high schools in the Anaheim Union High School District. ... Oxford Academy College Preparatory School is a college preparatory school serving 7th-12th grade in Cypress, California. ...

References

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Cypress was originally nicknamed "Waterville" due to the preponderance of artesian wells in the area, but was incorporated under the name Dairy City in 1956 by local dairy farmers as a way to stave off developers and to preserve their dairies.
The name was taken from Cypress Elementary School, originally built in 1895, which took its name from the Cypress trees planted to protect the schoolhouse from the seasonal Santa Ana winds.
Cypress Elementary School also provided the name for new Pacific Electric Railroad station on Walker Street at Lincoln Avenue when the Santa Ana Line was completed in 1906, as "Waterville" had already been used elsewhere in the system.
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