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Pinole, California
Location of Pinole within California
Location of Pinole within California
Coordinates: 37°59′51″N, 122°17′32″W
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa
Area  
 - City 34.4 km²  (13.3 sq mi)
 - Land 13.5 km²  (5.2 sq mi)
 - Water 20.9 km² (8.1 sq mi)  60.89%
Population  
 - City (2000) 19,039
Website: http://www.ci.pinole.ca.us/

Pinole is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States. The population was 19,039 at the 2000 census. It is one of many small “bedroom communities” along the I-80 corridor in Western Contra Costa County. It is located about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco, and approximately a half-hour drive (without traffic) from either Oakland or San Francisco. Neighboring towns are Richmond and San Pablo to the southwest, and Hercules to the northeast. The unincorporated area of El Sobrante lies to the south. Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ... This article describes country as a type of geographical or political entity. ... A state is a set of institutions that possess the authority to make the rules that govern the people in one or more societies, having internal and external sovereignty over a definite territory. ... 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. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Official website: http://www. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... Official website: http://www. ... 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. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ... Route across the United States Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... Oakland, founded in 1852, is the eighth-largest city in California[1] and the county seat of Alameda County. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... San Pablo is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... Hercules is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... El Sobrante is a census-designated place located in Contra Costa County, California. ...

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History

The name derives from "pinole", a Native American word for a kind of flour made from the seeds of maize, chia, and various other grasses and annual herbs. [1] An expedition under Don Pedro Fages was said to have run out of provisions while exploring the area, and been fed pinole by a local village, and so the Spaniards named their camp "El Pinole". In 1823, Don Ignacio Martinez, commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco, received a land grant of more than 17,000 acres (69 km²) from the Mexican government. This land became known as "El Pinole". Don Ignacio Martinez built a hacienda in Pinole Valley at the present side of Pinole Valley Park. During the 1850s Bernardo Fernandez, a Portuguese immigrant, started a trading facility on the shores of San Pablo Bay and eventually built the historic Fernandez Mansion which still stands today at the end of Tennent Avenue. From these early beginnings a small but thriving community grew into the city we now know as Pinole. Pinole is an Uto-Aztecan word for a kind of gritty flour made from maize mixed with the seeds of mustard greens, chia, and various other grasses and annual herbs. ... An Aani (Atsina) named Assiniboin Boy. ... Look up flour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Binomial name Salvia hispanica L. Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a plant of the genus Salvia of the mint family. ... Don Pedro Fages Beleta (Catalan: Pere Fages i Beleta) was born in Guissona (Lleida, Catalonia, Spain) in 1734 and died in Mexico City in 1794. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Hacienda is a Spanish word describing a vast ranch, common in the Pampa. ...


The settlement grew with the coming of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1878 and the establishment of the California Powder Works in nearby Hercules. During this period this city had an active waterfront and was a regional commercial and banking center. The City of Pinole was incorporated in 1903. The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark SP) was an American railroad. ... Hercules is a city located in Contra Costa County, California. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Pinole and the surrounding area grew rapidly during the Post World War II boom. With the coming of I-80 in 1958 the town evolved in a suburban bedroom community within the San Francisco / Oakland Commuter Belt. Much of its original industry was displaced during this time and the town became predominantly residential. Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey A bedroom community, dormitory town, or commuter town is a community that is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to a nearby town or city to earn their livelihood. ...


Today, the town is locally known for its “big box” shopping store district along Fitzgerald Ave. The downtown area still retains many turn-of-the-century (1900’s) building stock and is being preserved by the city’s development agency as a historic area. 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...


Geography and environmental features

Location of Pinole, California

Pinole is located at 37°59′51″N, 122°17′32″W (37.997509, -122.292086)GR1. Adapted from Wikipedias CA county maps by Bumm13. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.4 km² (13.3 mi²). 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 20.9 km² (8.1 mi²) of it (60.89%) 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. ...


The city of Pinole has habitat areas that support the endangered species Santa Cruz Tarweed on the California coastal prairie ecosystem. A colony of this rare plant was discovered during preparation of an Environmental Impact Report for a proposed shopping center on the east side of Interstate Highway 80 in the late 1980s. Subsequently a plan was developed by the city to conduct replanting of this tarweed on the slopes within the right-of-way of Interstate Highway 80. The critically endangered Amur Tiger, a rare subspecies of tiger. ... The Santa Cruz Tarweed is an endangered plant endemic to certain coastal terraces in Northern California. ... California coastal prairie, also known as northern coastal grassland, is a grassland plant community of California and Oregon. ... An ecosystem, a contraction of ecological and system, refers to the collection of components and processes that comprise, and govern the behavior of, some defined subset of the biosphere. ... Rare species is an organism which is very uncommon or scarce. ... An Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is a document required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see mall. ... Interstate 80 (abbreviated I-80) is the second-longest Interstate Highway in the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 19,039 people, 6,743 households, and 5,057 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,413.7/km² (3,662.3/mi²). There were 6,828 housing units at an average density of 507.0/km² (1,313.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.39% White, 11.11% Black or African American, 0.57% Native American, 21.71% Asian, 0.37% Pacific Islander, 5.81% from other races, and 6.03% from two or more races. 13.75% 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. ... 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. ...


There were 6,743 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.23. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $62,256, and the median income for a family was $70,172. Males had a median income of $47,335 versus $38,019 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,170. About 3.5% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 8.0% 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. ...


Notes

The Punk band Green Day is from Pinole. Green Day sucks is a musical group consisting of three members: Billie Joe Armstrong (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Dirnt (bass) and Tré Cool (drums). ...


John "Geek", singer for the punk band Fleshies is from Pinole. photo by Todd Taylor Band out of Oakland, California signed to Jello Biafras Alternative Tentacles. ...


The S.P.A.M. Records collective originated in Pinole.


The Ska Punk band Operation Ivy's last show was in Pinole. Ska punk or skacore is a musical fusion of Jamaican ska and British and American punk rock. ... Operation Ivy was an influential ska punk band that originated from the East Bay of San Francisco. ...


Skanonymous and Society's Edge, which later combined to form A Class Act, are both from Pinole. These two bands were a part of the Bay Area local band scene. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Bay Area is a common term to refer to a metropolitan area situated around a bay. ...


A Class Act, well-known Bay Area Ska/Indie/Punk band is from Pinole. They recently got 3rd place at the Second Annual Verge Showdown. Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Bay Area is a common term to refer to a metropolitan area situated around a bay. ... Ska is a form of Jamaican music combining elements of traditional mento and calypso with an American jazz and rhythm and blues sound. ... The term indie is short for independent and refers to artistic creations outside the commercial mainstream, without the support of a major record label, major movie studio, or other source of a large budget. ... A group of punks at a music festival. ... Verge (also known as Vecnas Extraordinary Roleplaying Game Engine) is game engine intended for RPGs, although its able to work with variety of game forms. ...


Suburbs Vs. Cities, Oh Man, and Metal Monster are from Pinole.


1992 Heisman Trophy Winner Gino Torretta is from Pinole. Gino Torretta Gino Torretta was an American football player who won the Heisman Trophy and played in the National Football League. ...


External links


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Pinole is a city in Contra Costa County, California, United States.
The name derives from "pinole", a Native American word for a kind of flour made from the seeds of maize, chia, and various other grasses and annual herbs.
The City of Pinole was incorporated in 1903.
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