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Encyclopedia > East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)
A satellite image of the East Bay
A satellite image of the East Bay

The East Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States and is comprised of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. It lies on the eastern shores of the San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay and is generally considered to include not just the shorefront cities but the nearby inland valleys located on the east side of the Berkeley Hills. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (818x614, 268 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (818x614, 268 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): East Bay (San Francisco Bay Area) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Bay Area redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Official website: http://www. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... San Pablo Bay is a shallow tidal estuary that forms the northern extension of San Francisco Bay in northern California in the United States. ... The Berkeley Hills are a range of the Pacific Coast Ranges which overlook the northeast side of the valley in which San Francisco Bay is situated. ...


San Francisco Bay's eastern shore was once known as "Contra Costa" (literally "opposite coast"), a name now used for and exclusively associated with Contra Costa County, which occupies the East Bay shoreline's northern quarter and extensive inland areas, amounting to about half of the land area, with the remainder in Alameda County. Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Official website: http://www. ...

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Transportation

For more details on this topic, see Transportation in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Interstate 80, a major east-west route of the Interstate Highway System, has its western terminus in San Francisco, California, United States. ... Interstate 580 (abbreviated I-580) is an interstate highway in Northern California. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-280 SCL 0. ... Interstate 880 is a regional bypass interstate highway in the Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... Interstate 980 is a short Interstate spur in northern California connecting Interstate 580 and California State Highway 24 to Interstate 880 via downtown Oakland. ... State Route 24 in the U.S. State of California is a heavily-traveled east-west freeway in the eastern side of the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California between Oakland (junction Interstate 580, the MacArthur Freeway) and Walnut Creek (junction Interstate 680). ... State Route 4 is a state highway in the U.S. state of California, routed from Interstate 80 to State Route 89. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-61 ALA 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE Segment 1 SR-1 SM 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-238 / SR-185 ALA 8. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-238 / I-580 ?? CA-185 / CA-92 ?? CA-84 ?? I-680 ?? Legend Prev Next < Route 237 Route 239 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 238 is a north-south highway in the southeastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. A divided... Interstate 238 is a short (2. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-680 CC 0. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... Amtrak California is a brand name used by Caltrans Division of Rail on all state supported and Amtrak operated rail routes within the State of California. ... The Altamont Commuter Express leaving Pleasanton station. ... AC Transit (in full, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District) is a regional bus agency serving parts of Alameda County and Contra Costa County in the western coastal area of the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... County Connection (Central Contra Costa Transit Authority) is a public transit agency in and around Concord, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... WestCat is a public transportation service in western Contra Costa County (outside Oakland, CA). ... WHEELS is a bus service that provides public transportation in Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin, California. ... Tri-Delta Transit, also known as the East Contra Costa Transportation Authority, is the mass transportation provider for the eastern area of Contra Costa County in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Union City Transit is a public transit service in Union City, California (near Oakland and Fremont). ... // Airports San Francisco International Airport (SFO) The largest and oldest airport in the region, and a major international hub airport in California second only to LAX (Los Angeles). ...

Major employers

The East Bay is an economically well-developed area offering many employment opportunities. The largest employers are:

  1. University of California, Berkeley with approximately 20,000 employees [1]
  2. AT&T with around 11,000 employees
  3. The U.S. Postal Service with around 10,000 employees
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with approximately 8,750 employees
  5. Chevron Corp. with 8,730 employees
  6. The county of Contra Costa County by offering 8,416 jobs
  7. Safeway with 7,922 employees
  8. Bank of America with 7,081 employees
  9. PG&E employing roughly 5,200 people
  10. New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) about 5,100 employees
  11. Kaiser Permanente with 4,730 employees
  12. Lucky Stores with 4,631 employees
  13. Bio-Rad Laboratories with 4,300 employees
  14. Wells Fargo with about 4,000 employees
  15. Mount Diablo Unified School District with 3,700 employees
  16. West Contra Costa Unified School District with 3,360 employees
  17. John Muir Medical Center with 3,023

Other companies include Pixar, Longs Drugs and Contra Costa Newspapers all of which have their headquarters in the East Bay. [2] Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... USPS and Usps redirect here. ... Aerial view of the lab and surrounding area, facing NW. The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in Livermore, California is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory, managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), a limited liability consortium comprised of Bechtel National, the University of... Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is one of the worlds largest global energy companies. ... Contra Costa County is a suburban county in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... {{This article is about the US-based corporation|Safeway}} Safeway Inc. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) , (NYSE: PCG), is the utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of Northern California. ... New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. ... Kaiser Permanente is an integrated managed care organization, based in Oakland, California, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney R. Garfield. ... Lucky Stores first began in San Mateo County, California when Charles Crouch expanded his lucky stores to the East Bay in 1935. ... Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. ... An older Wells Fargo branch, located in Berkeley, California Wells Fargos corporate headquarters and main branch Wells Fargo & Co. ... The Mount Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD) is a public school district in Contra Costa County, California. ... The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is the district for western Contra Costa County. ... John Muir Health is a health care service located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California, United States, and is notable for its eight Academy Awards. ... Longs Drugs (NYSE: LDG) is a pharmacy chain store located in the West Coast of the United States. ... The Contra Costa Times is a daily newspaper serving Contra Costa County, California. ...


Culture

East Bay was known for punk rock music in the late 80's to early 90's and is the birthplace of bands like Operation Ivy, Rancid, Grimple, Green Day, Filth, Blatz, and AFI. Oakland is the home of the Soul band Tower of Power, and east Oakland is also known as the birthplace of Hyphy. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... This article is about the nuclear test. ... Rancid is a punk band, formed in 1991 in Albany, California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... // Members Jake Sayles - Vocals, later of Fields of Shit and Abandon Len Rokk - Guitar, formerly of Isocracy and later of Strychnine Jim - Guitar Mike-O the Psycho - Bass, later of Strychnine and Fields Of Shit Dave E.C. Henwood - Drums, formerly of the Vagrants and later of Wynona Riders and... Blatz; Varndean High School Slang, mid 00s Blatz ; Varndean School slang for Blatently. ... AFI, in recent years short for A Fire Inside, is an American band from Ukiah, California. ... For the episode of the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon TV series, see Tower of Power (TMNT 1987 episode). ... Look up hyphy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Touring popular singers and bands are seen in locations such as the Oakland Coliseum Arena and nearby Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the refurbished Paramount Theater (Oakland), the Greek Theater (U. C. Berkeley campus), and the Concord Pavilion (whose official name will vary with the sale of naming rights, currently known as the Sleep Train Pavilion) The Oracle Arena also known by its former name of The Arena in Oakland is an indoor arena in Oakland, California, United States. ... For other uses, see Coliseum. ...


The bayside East Bay (specifically Oakland) has had difficulties in providing support for large scale classical ballet and symphony, which may be attributed to the strong draw of talent, funding, and audiences to the world class competition in nearby San Francisco, yet strong small scale operations, and especially those with specific cultural biases have long thrived in many of the east bay bayside communities and in outlying suburbs. An example is the Berkeley Opera, which typically stages only three productions in a season, and in a relatively small venue, but is attractive because of its innovative and accessible productions, sometimes using complete modern English libretto translations, or showing lesser known works by major composers. Another small opera company operates in Livermore. High quality small orchestras such as the California Symphony can be found in the larger suburban centers. Other more urban venues for music such as La Peña (Hispanic/Chicano music), Ashkenaz (World Music & Dance), and Freight and Salvage (folk music) provide specific cultural orientations not found in major venues and so continue to thrive, with many of these venues operated as cooperatives rather than as for-profit private endeavours. Oakland redirects here. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ...


Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus frequently hosts world famous musicians and groups and the venue includes a spectacular organ suitable for classical performances.


The Oakland Museum of California offers quality permanent and touring exhibitions in a modern setting, with emphasis on artworks, photograpy, and artifacts related to California and its history, while the smaller Bedford Gallery hosts a number of exhibitions each year, usually exhibits related to themes of popular culture such as motorcycles or hot rods or keen social and political observations as expressed through sculpture, pottery, quilting, weaving, or photography. The Bedford Gallery is located in Walnut Creek's Lesher Center For the Arts, which is the usual venue for the California Symphony and the Diablo Light Opera among others. Oakland Museum of California or Oakland Museum is a museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California located in Oakland, California. ...


The Chabot Space and Science Center is a modern science hall with interactive exhibits and both a planetarium and an IMAX dome theater. View of the entrance of the Chabot Space and Science Center. ... For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film display systems. ...


Tilden Regional Park is one of the oldest parks in the district with over 2,000 acres (8.1 km²) of wilderness. Highlights of Tilden Park features include an antique merry-go-round, Lake Anza, and the botanic garden.


The East Bay is also home to the restaurant that established California cuisine, Chez Panisse. The front entrance to Chez Panisse on Berkeleys Shattuck Avenue Chez Panisse is a Berkeley, California restaurant known as the birthplace of California cuisine, a style credited to its co-founder, Alice Waters. ...


Cities

Except for its mountains and hills which remain undeveloped and some farmland in eastern Contra Costa and Alameda Counties, the East Bay is highly urbanized. The East Bay shoreline is an urban corridor with several cities exceeding 100,000 residents, including, Oakland, Hayward, Fremont, Richmond, and Berkeley. In the inland valleys on the east side of the Berkeley Hills, the land is fairly well developed, but there are areas which are still rapidly growing, particularly on the eastern fringe of Contra Costa county and the Tri-Valley area. In the inland valleys, the housing stock tends to be more suburban, the population density less and the cities smaller. The only cities exceeding 100,000 residents in the inland valleys are Antioch and Concord. Oakland redirects here. ... Hayward (pronounced ) is a city located in the East Bay in Alameda County. ... For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Contra Costa Government  - Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (G) Area  - City  52. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. ... Motto: Gateway to the Delta Location of Antioch within California Coordinates: , Country State County Contra Costa Government  - Mayor Donald P. Freitas  - State Senate Tom Torlakson (D)  - State Assembly Mark DeSaulnier (D)  - U. S. Congress Ellen Tauscher (D) Area  - Total 27. ... Location of Concord in California. ...


East Bay cities include:

Nickname: Location in the state of California and Alameda County Coordinates: , Country State County Alameda Government  - Mayor Beverly Johnson (D) Area  - Total 23. ... Alamo is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States. ... The city of Albany highlighted within Alameda County Albany is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... Motto: Gateway to the Delta Location of Antioch within California Coordinates: , Country State County Contra Costa Government  - Mayor Donald P. Freitas  - State Senate Tom Torlakson (D)  - State Assembly Mark DeSaulnier (D)  - U. S. Congress Ellen Tauscher (D) Area  - Total 27. ... Bay Point is a census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California, in the United States. ... This article is about the city in Contra Costa County. ... Canyon is a tiny unincorporated community located in Contra Costa County, California, in the East Bay Hills between Oakland and Moraga in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Castro Valley is a census-designated place (CDP) in Alameda County, California, United States. ... Clayton is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Location of Concord in California. ... The Clock Tower square in the heart of downtown The north side of the downtown The southern end of downtown proper Town Meeting Hall Danville is an incorporated town located in a part of Contra Costa County, California called the San Ramon Valley, United States. ... The public library in Dublin Dublin is a suburban city of the East (San Francisco) Bay region of Alameda County, California, United States. ... El Cerrito is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... The city of Emeryville highlighted within Alameda County Emeryville is a small city located in Alameda County, California, in the United States. ... For the unincorporated community in Yolo County, California, see Fremont, Yolo County, California. ... Hayward (pronounced ) is a city located in the East Bay in Alameda County. ... Hercules is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Kensington is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in the East Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay Area, in Contra Costa County, California. ... Lafayette is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Livermore is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... John Muirs home. ... // Moraga Way view toward Moraga Road. ... The city of Newark highlighted within Alameda County Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... North Richmond also called Narf is an unincorporated area adjacent to Richmond, California. ... Oakland redirects here. ... Oakley is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Orinda is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Pacheco, also known as p4ch3c0, after the mayor, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Piedmont is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... For other places with the same name, see Pittsburg. ... Pinole is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... Pleasant Hill is a city located in Contra Costa County, California, in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Location of Pleasanton within Alameda County, California. ... Nickname: Coordinates: , Country United States State California County Contra Costa Government  - Mayor Gayle McLaughlin (G) Area  - City  52. ... Rodeo (pronounced row DAY oh) is a census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Saranap is a residential unincorporated area within central Contra Costa County, California. ... San Leandro is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... The location of San Lorenzo highlighted within Alameda County San Lorenzo is a census-designated place located in Alameda County, California, United States. ... San Ramon is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ... The city of Sunol highlighted within Alameda County Sunol is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Alameda County, California, United States. ... Union City is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. ... Walnut Creek is a suburban community located several miles east of the city of Oakland in Contra Costa County, California, United States. ...

References

San Francisco Bay Area portal
  1. ^ "University of California Statistical Summary and Data on UC Students, Faculty, and Staff" at [1]
  2. ^ "Office of County Administrator; County Audit, and various published sources, including San Francisco Chronicle, May 2002; East Bay Business Times, November 2001; San Francisco Business Times, November 1999. Data is for the reported entity’s latest fiscal year." as seen on: [2]

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