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Encyclopedia > Oroville, California
Oroville, California
Location of Oroville in California
County Butte
Government
 - Mayor Steve Jernigan
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.cityoforoville.com

Oroville is the county seat of Butte County, California. The population was 13,004 at the 2000 census, although it is informally estimated that population is approaching 25,000. The estimated population of the Greater Oroville area is around 55,000 people. Astronaut photograph of Lake Oroville File links The following pages link to this file: Oroville, California ... Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Butte County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, north of state capital Sacramento. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Butte County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, north of state capital Sacramento. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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Commerce and culture

The Oroville Municipal Airport is located south of California State Route 162 west of California State Route 70 at 39°29′19″N, 121°29′19″W. Oroville Municipal Airport (IATA: OVE, ICAO: KOVE) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of the city of Oroville in Butte County, California, USA. Oroville Municipal Airport covers 920 acres and has two runways: Runway 1/19: 6,020 x 100 ft. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE U.S. 101 MEN 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 SUT 0. ...


The Berry Creek Rancheria (Tyme Maidu Tribe) has tribal government offices listed on Tyme Way off State Route 162 with an approximate latitude/longitude of 39°30′08″N, 121°30′16″W. Berry Creek is about 12 miles northeast of Oroville in hilly terrain at 2,050 feet above mean sea level. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE U.S. 101 MEN 0. ...


The State of California, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development defines Oroville Hospital as a General Acute Care Hospital in Oroville with a Level III Trauma Center and Basic emergency care as of 08/22/2006. The facility is located near (NAD83) latitude/longitude of 39.5048594605 degrees N, -121.542808921 degrees W. For the record label, see Hospital Records. ... A trauma center is a hospital equipped to perform as a casualty receiving station for the emergency medical services by providing the best possible medical care for traumatic injuries 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In recent days, as Chico has grown as a regional commercial giant, more people have been drawn to Oroville for close shopping, but cheap property. It has been speculated that Oroville has undergone more construction of homes in the last four years than it has in the last 30 before it. A possible reason for this could be that the skyrocketing of property values in the bay area has caused as migration of new families to the North State. Oroville's commercially abandoned downtown area has been quickly filling up with local businesses, as well as larger chains, such as Starbucks, Big 5 athletic supplies, Target, and Hometown Buffet. // Chico may refer to: Diego Chico Corrales, lightweight boxing champion Chico Marx, an actor and one of the Marx Brothers Chico Buarque, Brazilian singer and writer Chico DeBarge, an R&B singer Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist Francisco Chico Aramburu, a Brazilian footballer Chico Slimani, a singer from the British... Ebenezer Scrooge encounters Ignorance and Want in A Christmas Carol A miser is a person who is reluctant to spend money, usually to the point of forgoing even basic comforts. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... mtDNA-based chart of large human migrations. ... Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is a coffeehouse chain based in the United States. ... For other uses, see big five (disambiguation). ... TARGET (Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer System) is an interbank payment system for the real-time processing of cross-border transfers throughout the European Union. ... HomeTown Buffet is a buffet-style, sit-down restaurant chain headquartered in Enfield, Connecticut, and with locations throughout the United States. ...


Geography

Oroville is located at 39°30′31″N, 121°33′16″W (39.508651, -121.554560)GR1. It is situated at the head of navigation on the Feather River. The Yuba River flows into the Feather River near Marysville, California and these flow together to the Sacramento River. Geologically, Oroville is situated at the meeting place of three provinces: the Central Valley alluvial plain to the west, the crystalline Sierra Nevadas to the SE and the volcanic Cascade Mountains to the north. It has a Mediterranean climate. This article treats the river in California. ... The Yuba River is an important river in California and a major tributary of the Feather River, which is a tributary of the Sacramento River. ... Marysville is the home of many great people namely Courtney Weaver county seat of Yuba County, California, USA. The population was 12,268 at the 2000 census. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... The Central Valley of California Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... Mount Adams in Washington state The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanos called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... A Mediterranean climate is a climate that resembles the climate of the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ...


The geology of the Oroville area is fascinating. Oroville sits on the eastern rim of the Great Valley, defined today by the floodplains of the Sacramento River and its tributaries. Around Oroville these sediments are dominated by thick fans of Feather River sediments, but just east of this there is a thin, N-S band of late Cretaceous sediments. These sit on top of the Sierran basement, which beneath eastern Oroville comprise greenschist-facies metavolcanic rocks of Jurassic age, giving way to granites of the Sierra batholith to the east. These are manifestations of a vigorous island arc sequence, built out over an east-dipping subduction zone of mid- to late Mesozoic age. The gold veins lace this ancient arc, remobilized by Mesozoic shearing and intrusions of igneous rock. The crystalline foothills are locally overlain by a Cenozoic sequence of Eocene clean beach sands overlain by Neogene volcanics, including the Diamond Head-like profile of Table Mountain. The Cretaceous Period is one of the major divisions of the geologic timescale, reaching from the end of the Jurassic Period (i. ... Greenschist is a general field petrologic term applied to metamorphically altered mafic volcanic rock. ... Metavolcanic rock is a type of metamorphic rock. ... The Jurassic Period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 199. ... Granite is a common and widely-occurring group of intrusive felsic igneous rocks that form at great depths and pressures under continents. ... Half Dome A batholith is a large emplacement of igneous intrusive (also called plutonic) rock that forms from cooled magma deep in the Earths crust. ... An island arc is a type of archipelago formed by plate tectonics as one oceanic tectonic plate subducts under another and produces magma. ... Categories: Geology stubs | Plate tectonics ... The Mesozoic Era is one of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. ... Volcanic rock on North America Plutonic rock on North America Igneous rocks form when rock (magma) cools and solidifies, with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. ... The Cenozoic Era (IPA pronunciation: ); sometimes Caenozoic Era (in the United Kingdom), meaning new life (Greek (kainos), new, and (zoe), life), is the most recent of the three classic geological eras. ... hfajhfiudshfas == == == --24. ... Neogene Period is a unit of geologic time consisting of the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene epochs. ... There have been a number of things named Diamond Head: Diamond Head, Hawaii is the name of a tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and known to Hawaiians as Leahi. ...


History

Oroville is situated on the banks of the Feather River where it flows out of the Sierra Nevada onto the flat floor of the California Central Valley. It was established as the head of navigation on the Feather River to supply gold miners during the California Gold Rush. This article treats the river in California. ... The California Central Valley Part of the Valley as seen from overhead A typical Central Valley scene at ground level The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill. ...


Gold found at Bidwell Bar, one of the first gold mining sites in California, brought thousands of prospectors to the Oroville area seeking riches. Now under the enormous Lake Oroville, Bidwell Bar is memorialized by the Bidwell Bar Bridge, an original remnant from the area and the first suspension bridge in California (California Historical Landmark #314). In the early 20th century the Western Pacific Railroad completed construction of the all-weather Feather River Canyon route through the Sierra Nevadas giving it the nickname of "The Feather River Route". Oroville would serve as an important stop for the famous California Zephyr during its 20 year run. In 1983, this became a part of the Union Pacific Railroad as their Feather River Canyon Subdivision. A major highway, California State Route 70, roughly parallels the railroad line through the canyon. Bidwells Bar (a. ... Lake Oroville is a large lake in central Northern California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. ... Bidwell Bar Bridge The Bidwell Bar Bridge, in Oroville, California, is a suspension bridge across Lake Oroville. ... A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been created since ancient times as early as 100 AD. Simple suspension bridges, for use by pedestrians and livestock, are still constructed, based upon the ancient Inca rope bridge. ... California Historical Landmarks (CHLs) are buildings, structures, sites, or places in the state of California that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by meeting at least one of the criteria listed below: approved for designation by the County Board of Supervisors or the City/Town Council in whose... Drumhead logos such as these often adorned the ends of observation cars on the Western Pacific Railroad. ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... The Union Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks UP) (NYSE: UNP) is the largest railroad network in the United States. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 SUT 0. ...


The Chinese Temple (CHL #770 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NPS-76000478)) is another monument to Oroville's storied past. Chinese laborers from the pioneer era established the Temple as a place of worship for followers of Chinese Popular Religion and the three major Chinese religions: Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The Chinese Temple and Garden, as it is now called, has an extensive collection of artifacts and a serene garden to enjoy. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Clothed statues of Matsu / Mazu (Chinese goddess of the Sea) Chinese folk religion comprises the religion practiced in much of China for thousands of years which included ancestor veneration and drew heavily upon concepts and beings within Chinese mythology. ... Taoism (Daoism) is the English name referring to a variety of related Chinese philosophical and religious traditions and concepts. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Wenmiao Temple, a Confucian Temple in Wuwei, Gansu Confucian temple in Kaohsiung, Republic of China (Taiwan). ...


Ishi, Oroville's most famous resident, was the last of the Yahi Indians and is considered the last "Stone Age" Indian to come out of the wilderness and into western civilization. When he appeared in Oroville around 1911, he was immediately thrust into the national spotlight. The Visitor's Center at Lake Oroville has a thorough exhibit and documentary film on Ishi and his life in society. Ishi (right), last known member of the Yahi tribe, with anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber (1911). ...


Points of Interest

The Oroville Dam, perhaps Oroville's most famous site, is one of the 20 largest dams in the world, the largest land filled dam in the US, and the tallest dam in the US. This dam is 770 feet (235 m) tall and 6920 feet (2109 m) long, and it impounds Lake Oroville, which has a capacity of 3,500,000 acre feet (4.3 km³) of water, making it the second largest reservoir in California. This is one of the most important parts of the California State Water Project (see also the Central Valley Project, a Federal undertaking). Both systems move water from water-rich Northern California to water-poor Southern California. This facility is operated by the California Department of Water Resources which is undergoing contract renewal with the City of Oroville and Butte County. The state has not paid any taxes on this facility nor developed the lake for recreation as originally promised which have been a bone of contention with the local government and residents. Oroville Dam is on the Feather River above the city of Oroville in Butte County, California. ... The Central Valley Project (CVP) is a federal water project undertaken by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1935 as a long-term plan to use water in Californias Central Valley. ...


The Mother Orange Tree, located in Oroville, California, is the oldest of all Northern California orange trees. The Mother Orange Tree, located in Oroville, California, is the oldest of all Northern California orange trees. ...


Demographics

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 31.8 km² (12.3 mi²). 31.7 km² (12.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.16%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 13,004 people, 4,881 households, and 2,948 families residing in the city. The population density was 409.9/km² (1,061.4/mi²). There were 5,419 housing units at an average density of 170.8/km² (442.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.23% White, 4.03% Black or African American, 3.93% Native American, 6.34% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 2.78% from other races, and 5.42% from two or more races. 8.25% 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). ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 4,881 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.19. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $21,911, and the median income for a family was $27,666. Males had a median income of $28,587 versus $21,916 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,345. About 16.2% of families and 23.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.3% of those under age 18 and 8.9% 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. ...


Education

The Oroville Unified School District includes all of the greater Oroville area including area not within the city limits. There are also many smaller private schools on the outskirts of town for a sort of home schooling for locals a little too isolated from the city. Oroville is also notorious for the rivalry between its two highscools, Las Plumas High, known to have a better education program, and Oroville High, known for having a better sports program. Ironicly Central Middle school is split almost perfectly in half to which high scool its students will attend, and after high school, most of them go to the same colleges and universities anyways, most notably local Butte Community College and Chico State University, as well as U.C. Davis. However, the new middle school Ishi Hills will likely attract most of the students planning to go to OHS, because of its close proximity to Oroville High School. Homeschooling (also called home education) is the education of children at home and in the community, in contrast to education in an institution such as a public or parochial school. ... Look up rivalry in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Butte College is a community college located in the Northern California town of Oroville. ... California State University, Chico California State University, Chico is the second_oldest campus in the California State University system. ... The University of California, Davis, popularly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten University of California campuses. ...


Primary Education

Elementary

  • Bird Street Elementary
  • Eastside Elementary
  • Oakdale Heights Elementary
  • Ophir Elementary
  • Sierra Del Oro School
  • Stanford Avenue Elementary
  • Wyandotte Avenue Elementary

Junior High

  • Central Middle School
  • Ishi Hills Middle School
  • Nelson Middle School

Secondary Education

Public

  • Oroville High School
  • Las Plumas High School

Higher Education

California State University, Chico is the second-oldest campus in the California State University system, and home to the Chico University Arboretum. ... Butte College is a community college located near the Northern California town of Oroville. ...

External links


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Oroville, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1235 words)
Geologically, Oroville is situated at the meeting place of three provinces: the Central Valley alluvial plain to the west, the crystalline Sierra Nevadas to the SE and the volcanic Cascade Mountains to the north.
Oroville is situated on the banks of the Feather River where it flows out of the Sierra Nevada onto the flat floor of the California Central Valley.
Oroville is most famous now because it is the site of the Oroville Dam, one of the 20 largest dams in the world and the tallest dam in the US.
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