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City of Sacramento

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Nickname: River City, Sac
Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California
Location of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California
Coordinates: 38°33′20″N 121°28′8″W / 38.55556, -121.46889
Country United States
State California
County Sacramento
Government
 - Mayor Heather Fargo
Area
 - City 99.2 sq mi (257.0 km²)
 - Land 97.2 sq mi (251.6 km²)
 - Water 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km²)
Elevation 25 ft (8 m)
Population (2008)[1]
 - City 475,743 (city proper)
 - Density 4,711/sq mi (1,818/km²)
 - Metro 2,104,974
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 942xx, 958xx
Area code(s) 916
FIPS code 06-64000
GNIS feature ID 1659564
Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/

Sacramento is the capital of the U.S. state of California and the county seat of Sacramento County. Located along the Sacramento River and just south of the American River's confluence in California's expansive Central Valley, it is the seventh most populous city in California with a 2008 estimated population of 475,743.[1] Sacramento is the core cultural and economic center of its four-county metropolitan area (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo counties) with a combined population of 2,103,956. The Sacramento Metropolitan Area is the largest in the Central Valley, and is the fourth-largest in California, behind the Greater Los Angeles Area, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the San Diego area. Greater Sacramento has been cited as one of the five "most livable" regions in America,[2] and the city was cited by Time magazine as America's most integrated.[3] Look up sacramento in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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Sacramento became a city due to the efforts of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew faster due to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riverboats, the telegraph, the Pony Express, and the First Transcontinental Railroad. This does not cite its references or sources. ... James Wilson Marshall (October 8, 1810 - August 10, 1885) was an American carpenter and sawmill operator, whose discovery of gold in the American River in California in January 1848 set the stage for the California Gold Rush. ... 19th century illustration of Sutters Fort Started in 1839, Sutters Fort, which was originally called New Helvetia[1] (New Switzerland) by its builder, John Sutter, was a 19th century agricultural and trading colony in California. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... Wagon Train was a television series on NBC from 1957 to 1962 and on ABC from 1962 to 1965. ... Stagecoach in Switzerland A stagecoach is a type of four-wheeled enclosed passenger and/or mail coach, strongly sprung and drawn by four horses, widely used before the introduction of railway transport. ... A riverboat is a specialized watercraft (vessel) designed for operating on inland waterways. ... Telegraph and Telegram redirect here. ... Frank E. Webner, pony express rider c. ... This article refers to a railroad built in the United States between Omaha and Sacramento completed in 1869. ...


Sacramento is referred to by nicknames such as Sac, SacTown, Sacto, River City, and The Capitol.


California State University, Sacramento, more commonly known as Sacramento State or Sac State, is the major local university. It is one of the twenty-three campuses of the California State University system. In addition, the University of California, Davis is located in nearby Davis, just west of the capitol. California State University, Sacramento, more commonly referred to as Sacramento State or Sac State, is a public university located in the city of Sacramento, California, USA. It is part of the California State University system. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, and was established as the University Farm in 1905. ... Davis is a city located in Yolo County, California. ...

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History

// Pre-Sutter History – Through 1838 Indigenous people such as the Miwok and Maidu Indians had dwelt in the present-day Sacramento area for perhaps as long as thousands of years (the precise length of time is subject to dispute among historians, anthropologists, and Native American studies scholars, although no sources...

Indigenous culture

Nisenan (Southern Maidu) and Plains Miwok Indians have lived in this area for perhaps thousands of years. Unlike the settlers who would eventually make Sacramento their home, these Indians left little evidence of their existence. Traditionally, their diet was dominated by acorns taken from the plentiful oak trees in the region, and by fruits, bulbs, seeds, and roots gathered throughout the year. For other uses, see Acorn (disambiguation). ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus (from Latin oak tree), which are listed in the List of Quercus species, and some related genera, notably...


In either 1799 or 1808, the Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga "discovered" and named the Sacramento Valley and the Sacramento River after the Spanish term for 'sacrament', specifically, after "the Most Holy Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ", referring to the Roman Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist. Spanish army officer Gabriel Moraga was one of the first Europeans to explore Californias Great Central Valley. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... For other uses, see Eucharist (disambiguation). ...


From pioneers to gold fever

Sacramento in 1849.
Sacramento in 1849.

The pioneer John Sutter arrived from Liestal, Switzerland in the Sacramento area with other settlers in August 1839 and established the trading colony and stockade Sutter's Fort (as New Helvetia or "New Switzerland") in 1840. Sutter's Fort was constructed using labor from local Native American tribes. Sutter received 2,000 fruit trees in 1847, which started the agriculture industry in the Sacramento Valley. In 1848, when gold was discovered by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma (located some 50 miles, or 80 kilometers, northeast of the fort), a large number of gold-seekers came to the area, increasing the population. John Sutter, Jr. then planned the City of Sacramento, in association with Sam Brannan against the wishes of his father, naming the city after the Sacramento River for commercial reasons. He hired topographical engineer William H. Warner to draft the official layout of the city, which included 26 lettered and 31 numbered streets (today's grid from C St. to Broadway and from Front St. to Alhambra Blvd.). However, a bitterness grew between the elder Sutter and his son as Sacramento became an overnight commercial success (Sutter's Fort, Mill and the town of Sutterville, all founded by John Sutter, Sr., would eventually fail). This does not cite its references or sources. ... Liestal (in former times Liesthal) is a smal Swiss Town 17 km south of Basel, and 6km south of Augst, capital of the half canton Basel-Land. ... 19th century illustration of Sutters Fort Completed in 1839, Sutters Fort, which was originally called Nuevo Helvetia (New Switzerland) by its builder, John Sutter, was a 19th century agricultural and trading colony in California. ... Nuevo Helvetia (also known as New Helvetia or New Switzerland) was a Mexican-era California settlement. ... James Wilson Marshall (October 8, 1810 - August 10, 1885) was an American carpenter and sawmill operator, whose discovery of gold in the American River in California in January 1848 set the stage for the California Gold Rush. ... Sutters Mill Sutters Mill was a sawmill owned by 19th century pioneer John Sutter. ... Coloma is a former small town in El Dorado County, California, USA (Latitude/Longitude: 38. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ...


The part of Sacramento originally laid out by William Warner is situated just east and south of where the American River meets the Sacramento River (though over time it has grown to extend significantly north, south, and east of there). A number of directly adjacent towns, cities or unincorporated county suburbs, such as Fair Oaks, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Rocklin, West Sacramento, Orangevale, and North Highlands extend the greater Sacramento area. The American River, located in the US state of California, has a prominent place in American history for being the site of Sutters Mill, where gold was found in 1848, leading to the California Gold Rush. ... The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... Fair Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... Citrus Heights is a city in Sacramento County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 85,071. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Sacramento Incorporated July 1, 2000 Government  - Mayor James Cooper  - Mayor Pro Tempore Michael Leary  - Chief Of Police Robert Simmons Area  - Total 15. ... Historic Sutter Street‎ Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park along the American River. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Sacramento Incorporated July 1, 2003 Government  - Mayor David Sander  - Vice Mayor Linda Budge  - City Manager Ted A. Gaebler Area  - City  22. ... Location in Placer County Coordinates: , Country State County Placer Incorporated April 10, 1909 Government  - Mayor Jim Gray[1]  - State Senate Dave Cox (R)  - State Assembly Ted Gaines (R)  - U. S. Congress John Doolittle (R) Area  - Total 30. ... Rocklin is a city in Placer County, California. ... West Sacramento is a city in Yolo County, California. ... Orangevale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ... North Highlands is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ...


The citizens of Sacramento adopted a city charter in 1849, which was recognized by the state legislature in 1850. Sacramento is the oldest incorporated city in California, incorporated on February 27, 1850.[4] During the early 1850s the Sacramento valley was devastated by floods, fires and cholera epidemics. Despite this, because of its position just downstream from the Mother Lode in the Sierra Nevada, the newly founded city grew, quickly reaching a population of 10,000. is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Mother Lode is a term associated with the mining of gold. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ...


Capital city

California's State Capitol Building
California's State Capitol Building

The California State Legislature, with the support of Governor John Bigler, moved to Sacramento in 1854. The Capital of California before 1846 was located in Monterey where in 1849 the first Constitutional Convention and state elections were held. In 1849 the State Legislature voted to sit the State Capitol in San Jose. After 1850, when California was ratified as a state, the Capitol was also located in Vallejo, and Benicia before moving to Sacramento. In the 1879 Constitutional Convention, Sacramento was named to be the permanent State Capital. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... John Bigler 3rd Governor of California John Bigler (January 8, 1805–November 29, 1871) was Governor of California from January 8, 1852 until January 9, 1856. ... For other uses, see Monterey (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California Location of San Jose with the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Pueblo founded November 29, 1777 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Type charter city, mayor-council  - Mayor Chuck Reed  - Vice... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Vallejo (pronounced or in English; in the original Spanish) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. ... Benicia is a waterside city in Solano County, California, United States. ...


Begun in 1860 to be reminiscent of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC, the Classical Revival style California State Capitol was completed in 1874. In 1861, the legislative session was moved to the Merchants Exchange Building in San Francisco for one session due to massive flooding in Sacramento. The legislative chambers were first occupied in 1869 while construction continued. From 1862-1868, part of the Leland Stanford Mansion was used for the governor's offices during Stanford's tenure as the Governor; and the legislature met in the Sacramento County Courthouse. The United States Capitol is the capitol building that serves as the seat of government for the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... For information about the economic theory, see neoclassical economics. ... The California State Capitol building in Sacramento, California houses the California State Legislature and the office of the Governor of California. ... Leland Stanford Mansion in front of the Resources Building. ...


With its new status and strategic location, Sacramento quickly prospered and became the western end of the Pony Express, and later the First Transcontinental Railroad (which began construction in Sacramento in 1863 and was financed by "The Big Four" – Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, and Leland Stanford) Leland Stanford is known as the man who hammered in the last (golden) spike into the transcontinental railroad and also, the man who founded Stanford University in honor of his fifteen-year old son, who had died. Frank E. Webner, pony express rider c. ... This article refers to a railroad built in the United States between Omaha and Sacramento completed in 1869. ... Alternate meaning: The Big Four (novel) The Big Four were the chief entrepreneurs in the building of the Central Pacific Railroad, the western portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States. ... Mark Hopkins (September 1, 1813 – March 29, 1878) was one of four principal investors who formed the Central Pacific Railroad along with Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Collis Huntington in 1861. ... subject_name=Charles Crocker| image_name=ccrocker. ... Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker) who built the Southern Pacific Railroad and other major interstate train lines. ... Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, politician and founder of Stanford University. ... Stanford redirects here. ...

The Tower Bridge, built in 1935, a popular landmark.
The Tower Bridge, built in 1935, a popular landmark.

In 1850 and again in 1861, Sacramentans were faced with a completely flooded town. After the devastating 1850 flood, Sacramento experienced a cholera epidemic and a flu epidemic, which crippled the town for several years. In 1861, the legend has it that Governor Leland Stanford, who was inaugurated in early January 1861, had to attend his inauguration in a rowboat, which was not too far from his house in town on N street. The flood waters were so bad, the legend says, that when he returned to his house, he had to enter into it through the second floor window. In 1862 Sacramento raised the level of the city by landfill. Thus the previous first floors of buildings became the basements, which were later connected by tunnels under the streets of Old Sacramento. The tunnels became a network of opium dens, which were also mostly filled in. However, it is still possible to view portions of the "Sacramento Underground." Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2409x1962, 875 KB) Summary Image taken by Phreakdigital 02:01, 14 August 2006 (UTC) from the east side of the Sacramento River as it flows through the city of Sacramento in the US State of California Edited by Fir0002 Licensing File... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2409x1962, 875 KB) Summary Image taken by Phreakdigital 02:01, 14 August 2006 (UTC) from the east side of the Sacramento River as it flows through the city of Sacramento in the US State of California Edited by Fir0002 Licensing File... The Tower Bridge is a vertical lift bridge located in Sacramento, California, United States, that crosses the Sacramento River. ... A townhouse with basement windows showing A basement is one or more floors of a building that are either completely or partially below the ground floor. ... Old Sacramento State Historic Park is the historic region of Sacramento, California, which has been designated as a state park. ...


The same rivers that earlier brought death and destruction began to provide increasing levels of transportation and commerce. Both the American and especially Sacramento rivers would be key elements in the economic success of the city. In fact, Sacramento effectively controlled commerce on these rivers, and public works projects were funded though taxes levied on goods unloaded from boats and loaded onto rail cars in the historic Sacramento Rail Yards.

Sacramento City Hall

Now both rivers are used extensively for recreation. The American River is a 5-mph (8-km/h) waterway for all power boats (including jet-ski and similar craft) (Source Sacramento County Parks & Recreation) and has become an international attraction for rafters and kayakers. The Sacramento River sees many boaters, who can make day trips to nearby sloughs or continue along the Delta to the Bay Area and San Francisco. The Delta King, a paddlewheel steamboat which for eighteen months lay on the bottom of the San Francisco Bay, was refurbished and now boasts a hotel, a restaurant, and two different theatres for nightlife along the Old Sacramento riverfront. Water sport most commonly refers to a sport which is played in the water. ... Rafting in Brazil. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... A riverboat is a specialized watercraft (vessel) designed for operating on inland waterways. ...


The modern era

The city's current charter was adopted by voters in 1920, establishing a city council-and-manager form of government, still used today. As a charter city, Sacramento is exempt from many laws and regulations passed by the state legislature. The city has expanded continuously over the years. The 1964 merger of the City of North Sacramento with Sacramento substantially increased its population, and large annexations of the Natomas area eventually led to significant population growth throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Incorporated town. ... Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... North Sacramento is a well-established community that is currently part of the city of Sacramento, California. ... Natomas is a neighborhood in northwestern Sacramento, California. ...


Sacramento City and County (along with a portion of adjacent Placer County) are served by a customer-owned electric utility, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). Sacramento voters approved the creation of SMUD in 1923. In April, 1946, after 12 years of litigation, a judge ordered Pacific Gas & Electric to transfer title of Sacramento's electric distribution system to SMUD. SMUD today is the sixth-largest public electric utility in the U.S., and has a worldwide reputation for innovative programs and services, including the development of clean fuel resources, such as solar power. Placer County is a county located in California, USAs Sierra Nevada, in the Gold Country. ... The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) provides electricity to Sacramento County and a small portion of Placer County. ... The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) , (NYSE: PCG), is the utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of Northern California. ... The Solar Two 10 MW solar power facility, showing the power tower (left) surrounded by the sun-tracking mirrors. ...

The Ziggurat Building in the city of West Sacramento, viewed across the Sacramento River from the western edge of Sacramento
The Ziggurat Building in the city of West Sacramento, viewed across the Sacramento River from the western edge of Sacramento
West America Bank Building
West America Bank Building

The Sacramento-Yolo Port District was created in 1947, and ground was broken on the Port of Sacramento in 1949. On June 29, 1963, with 5,000 spectators waiting to welcome her, the Motor Vessel Taipei Victory arrived.[5] The port was open for business. The Nationalist Chinese flag ship, freshly painted for the historic event, was loaded with 5,000 tons of bagged rice for Mitsui Trading Co. bound for Okinawa and 1,000 tons of logs for Japan. She was the first ocean-going vessel in Sacramento since the steamship Harpoon in 1934. The Port of Sacramento has been plagued with operating losses in recent years and faces bankruptcy. This severe loss in business is due to the heavy competition from the Port of Stockton, which has a larger facility and a deeper channel. As of 2006, the city of West Sacramento took responsibility for the Port of Sacramento. During the Viet Nam era, the Port of Sacramento was the major terminus in the supply route for all military parts, hardware and other cargo going into Southeast Asia. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1522 × 1019 pixel, file size: 328 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 536 pixelsFull resolution (1522 × 1019 pixel, file size: 328 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the prefecture. ... The Port of Sacramento is an inland port located 79 nautical miles northeast of San Francisco, and is centered in one of the richest agricultural and industrial regions in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... West Sacramento is a city in Yolo County, California. ...


In 1967, Governor Ronald Reagan became the last Governor of California to live permanently in the city. A new executive mansion, constructed by private funds in a Sacramento suburb for Reagan, remained vacant for nearly forty years and was recently sold by the state. Reagan redirects here. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that...


The 1980s and 1990s saw the closure of several local military bases: McClellan Air Force Base, Mather Air Force Base, and Sacramento Army Depot. As a result, the U.S. armed forces have little military presence in the city except for recruiting offices. McClellan Air Force Base was a United States Air Force base located 10 miles (16 Kilometers) northeast of Sacramento, California. ... Mather Air Force Base was a base of the United States Air Force located in Rancho Cordova, California. ...


In the early 1990s, Mayor Joe Serna attempted to lure the Los Angeles Raiders football team to Sacramento, selling $50 million in bonds as earnest money. When the deal fell through, the bond proceeds were used to construct several large projects, including expanding the Convention Center and refurbishing of the Memorial Auditorium. Serna renamed a city park for controversial farm labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Through his effort, Sacramento became the first major city in the country to have a paid municipal holiday honoring Chavez. Joe Serna, Jr. ... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993), born in Yuma, Arizona, was an American farm worker of Mexican descent, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. ...

US Bank Tower will be completed Spring 2008

In spite of major military base closures and the decline of agricultural food processing, Sacramento continued to experience massive population growth in the 1990s and early 2000s. Primary sources of population growth are people migrating from the San Francisco Bay Area seeking lower housing costs, as well as immigration from Asia, Central America, Mexico, Ukraine, and the rest of the former Soviet Union. From 1990 to 2000, the population grew 14.7%. The Census Bureau estimates that in four years (2000-2004), the population of Sacramento County increased from 1,223,499 to 1,352,445. The tower is currently under construction. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Sacramento County is a county in the U.S. state of California. ...


In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Mayor Heather Fargo made several abortive attempts to provide taxpayer financing of a new sports arena for the Maloof brothers, owners of the Sacramento Kings NBA Basketball franchise. In November 2006, Sacramento voters soundly defeated a proposed sales tax hike to finance this, due in part to competing plans for the new arena and its location. Heather Fargo (born December 12, 1952, in Oakland, California) has been Mayor of Sacramento, California since 2001. ... The Maloof family is an American family of Lebanese descent which owns numerous business properties in the Western United States. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Despite a devolution of state government in recent years, the state of California remains by far Sacramento's largest employer. The City of Sacramento expends considerable effort to keep state agencies from moving outside the city limits. In addition, many federal agencies have offices in Sacramento. Look up Devolution in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The California Supreme Court normally sits in San Francisco. The Supreme Court of California is the state supreme court in California. ... San Francisco redirects here. ...


Geography and climate

Geography

  • Elevation: 25 feet (8 m) above mean sea level.
  • Latitude: 38° 31' N; Longitude: -121° 30' W
The Sacramento River near the old pumping station
The Sacramento River near the old pumping station

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 99.2 square miles (257.0 km²), of which, 97.2 square miles (251.6 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is water; 2.1% of the area is water. The population in 2000 was 407,018; the 1980 population was 275,741. The city's current estimated population is approximately 454,330. Depth to groundwater is typically about 30 feet (9 m). Much of the land to the west of the city (in Yolo County) is a flood control basin. As a result, the greater metropolitan area sprawls only four miles (6 km) west of downtown (as West Sacramento, California) but 30 miles (50 km) northeast and east, into the Sierra Nevada foothills, and 10 miles (16 km) to the south into valley farmland. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 3. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 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. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ... Groundwater is water located beneath the ground surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of lithologic formations. ... Yolo County is located in the northern part of the U.S. state of California, bordered by the counties of Sacramento, Solano, Napa, Lake, Colusa, and Sutter. ... West Sacramento is a city in Yolo County, California. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in hilly areas at the base of a mountain range. ... For other uses, see Farm (disambiguation). ...


The city is located at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the American River, and has a deepwater port connected to the San Francisco Bay by a channel through the Sacramento River Delta. It is the shipping and rail center for the Sacramento Valley, fruit, vegetables, rice, wheat, dairy goods, and beef. Food processing is among the major industries in the area. The Sacramento River is the longest river in the U.S. state of California. ... The American River, located in the US state of California, has a prominent place in American history for being the site of Sutters Mill, where gold was found in 1848, leading to the California Gold Rush. ... 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. ... The San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta. ... Damaged package The Panama canal. ... railroads redirects here. ... The Sacramento Valley is the portion of the California Central Valley that lies to the north of the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta. ... For other uses, see Fruit (disambiguation). ... Vegetables on a market Vegetable is a nutritional and culinary term denoting any part of a plant that is commonly consumed by humans as food, but is not regarded as a culinary fruit, nut, herb, spice, or grain. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ... Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans or animals. ...


Climate

Sacramento has a Mediterranean climate that is characterized by mild winters and dry, hot summers (Koppen climate classification Csa). The area usually has low humidity. Rain typically falls only between November and March, with the rainy season tapering off almost completely by the end of April. The average temperature throughout the year is 61 °F (16 °C), with the daily average ranging from 46 °F (8 °C) in December and January to 76 °F (24 °C). Average daily high temperatures range from 53 °F (12 °C) in December and January to 93 °F (34 °C) in July (with many days of over 100 °F (38 °C) highs). Daily low temperatures range from 38 to 58 °F (3 to 14 °C).  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ...

Sacramento riverfront (as seen from the The Ziggurat)

The average year has 73 days with a high over 90 °F (32 °C), with the highest temperature on record being 115 °F (46 °C) on July 25, 2006, and 18 days when the low drops below 32 °F (0 °C), with the coldest day on record being December 11, 1932, at 17 °F (-8 °C). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Ziggurat, headquarters of the California Department of General Services. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Average yearly precipitation is 17.4" (442 mm), with almost no rain during the summer months, to an average rainfall of 3.7" (94 mm) in January. It rains, on average, 58 days of the year. In February 1992, Sacramento had 16 consecutive days of rain (6.41" or 163 mm). A record 7.24" (184 mm) of rain fell on April 20, 1880. is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


On average, 96 days in the year have fog, mostly in the morning (tule fog), primarily in December and January. The fog can get extremely dense, lowering visibility to less than 100 feet (30 m) and making driving conditions hazardous. Tule fog (IPA: ) is a thick ground fog that settles in the San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento Valley areas of Californias Great Central Valley. ...


The record snowfall was recorded on January 4, 1888, at 9 cm (3.5 in). Snowfall is rare in Sacramento (with an elevation of only 52 feet or 16 m above sea level), with a dusting of snow every eight to ten years. Forty miles (65 km) east of Sacramento, in the foothills, snow accumulation is an annual occurrence. Further east, the Lake Tahoe recreation area is home to a number of world famous ski areas which have accumulation greater than 90" (230 cm) nearly every year during the peak season. Spots in the Sierra Nevada mountains east of Sacramento annually receive some of the greatest snowfall in the lower 48 states, and the mountain range's immense snowpack is a vital source of water for the entire state of California. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ...



Weather averages for Sacramento, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °C (°F) 13 (55) 17 (63) 19 (66) 23 (73) 28 (82) 32 (90) 34 (93) 34 (93) 32 (90) 26 (79) 18 (64) 13 (55)
Average low °C (°F) 5 (41) 7 (45) 8 (46) 10 (50) 12 (54) 14 (57) 16 (61) 16 (61) 15 (59) 12 (54) 8 (46) 4 (39)
Precipitation mm (inches) 106.2 (4.2) 95.8 (3.8) 80 (3.1) 29.7 (1.2) 15.2 (0.6) 4.6 (0.2) 1.3 (0.1) 1.3 (0.1) 9.4 (0.4) 25.4 (1) 65.8 (2.6) 70.1 (2.8)
Source: weather.com[1] 2008-03-01

City neighborhoods

The city groups its neighborhoods into four areas:


Area one (Central/Eastern)

Alkali Flat, Boulevard Park, Campus Commons, Sacramento State University, Dos Rios Triangle, Downtown, East Sacramento, Mansion Flats, Marshall School, Midtown, New Era Park, Newton Booth, Old Sacramento, Poverty Ridge, Richards, Richmond Grove, River Park, Sierra Oaks, Southside Park.[6] California State University, Sacramento, more commonly referred to as Sacramento State or Sac State, is a public university located in the city of Sacramento, California, USA. It is part of the California State University system. ... Downtown Sacramento is defined as north of N Street, south of H Street, east of the Sacramento River, and west of 16th Street. ... East Sacramento is a neighborhood in Sacramento, California that is east of downtown and midtown. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... New Era Park is a neighborhood in Sacramento, California. ... Old Sacramento State Historic Park is the historic region of Sacramento, California, which has been designated as a state park. ... The Shops at River Park River Park is a shopping center in Fresno, California. ...


Area two (Southwestern)

Airport, Freeport Manor, Golf Course Terrace, Greenhaven, Curtis Park, Hollywood Park, Land Park, Little Pocket, Mangan Park, Meadowview, Parkway, Pocket, Sacramento City College, Land Park, Valley Hi / North Laguna, Z'Berg Park[7] Meadowview is one of the neighborhoods of Sacramento, California. ... Part of the large canal system in the Pocket Pocket-Greenhaven is a community within the city of Sacramento, California. ... Sacramento City College (SCC) is a two-year community college located in Sacramento, California, USA (). SCC is part of the Los Rios Community College District and had enrollment of 21,729 for the Fall 2004 semester. ... Land Park is a neighborhood in the city of Sacramento. ...


Area three (Southeastern)

Alhambra Triangle, Avondale, Brentwood, Carleton Tract, College/Glen, Colonial Heights, Colonial Village, Colonial Village North, Curtis Park, Elmhurst, Fairgrounds, Florin-Fruitridge, Industrial Park, Fruitridge Manor, Glen Elder, Granite Regional Park, Lawrence Park, Med Center, North City Farms, Oak Park, Packard Bell, South City Farms, Southeast Village, Tahoe Park, Tahoe Park East, Tahoe Park South, Tallac Village, Woodbine[8] Curtis Park is a neighborhood located within the city of Sacramento, California. ... Elmhurst is a historic residential neighborhood located in the eastern part of Sacramento, California. ... Oak Park is a neighborhood in Sacramento, California. ...


Area four (North of the American River)

Natomas (north, south, west), Valley View Acres, Gardenland, Northgate, Woodlake, North Sacramento, Terrace Manor, Hagginwood, Del Paso Heights, Robla, McClellan Heights West, Ben Ali, and Swanston Estates.[9] Natomas is a neighborhood in northwestern Sacramento, California. ... Valley View Acres is a neighborhood located within the city of Sacramento, California. ... North Sacramento is a well-established community that is currently part of the city of Sacramento, California. ... Del Paso Heights is a neighborhood within the city of Sacramento, California. ... Robla is a neighborhood located within the city of Sacramento, California. ... Ben Ali is a neighborhood located within the city of Sacramento, California. ...


Unincorporated neighborhoods

Antelope

Antelope is an unincorporated area located approximately 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown Sacramento. Established in the mid-1800s by Chinese immigrants who worked for the railroad, Antelope began as, and remains, a bedroom community. By 1973, Antelope still consisted of little more than a general store and a half-dozen homes. As the surrounding areas grew in the 1980s and 1990s, so did Antelope. By 1993 the residents of the area voted to be recognized as a community by the county and with their own ZIP code (95843) which became effective July 1, 1994. By the 2000 Census the population had grown to more than 36,000. Antelope is an unincorporated area of Sacramento County, California, USA located approximately 18 miles (29 km) northeast of downtown Sacramento and 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Roseville. ... Commuters waiting for the morning train in Maplewood, New Jersey to travel to New York City A commuter town is an urban community that is primarily residential, from which most of the workforce commute out of the community to earn their livelihood. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Arden-Arcade

Arden Arcade is a community immediately east of the city of Sacramento and north of the American River that includes an affluent area called Arden Park. Its population was once listed at over 90,000 people and boasted 42,987 households. However, after the census of 2000, the borders of the community were changed and the population was listed at a revised total of 83,000. It is located only minutes from downtown and offers many shopping and entertainment venues. There are over 2,000 businesses in the area, employing over 40,000 people. Access to outdoor recreation is also nearby because Arden is bordered by the American River Parkway, a 26-mile (42-kilometer) hike and bike trail that follows the American River to Folsom Lake. Golf, swimming and city parks are also close by. There is an organized group of citizens looking to place an incorporation measure on the ballot in 2008. There is also an effort by the city of Sacramento to annex Arden-Arcade. This is the first effort since 1960. Unlike CDP's like Carmichael and Fair Oaks, People living in Arden-Arcade have a Sacramento address. Arden-Arcade is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ...


Carmichael

Carmichael is located 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Sacramento and is a historic community that dates back to the early 1900s. It was founded by Dan Carmichael, who was mayor of Sacramento in 1917-1919. Some of the remaining signs of the early Carmichael days are the palm trees along Palm Drive, planted around 1913. The current population is 49,742; there are 20,631 total households, 64% are family households, and the median age is 40. Carmichael is home to the beautiful Ancil Hoffman Park which houses the 77 acre Effie Yeaw Nature Center, a sprawling pristine nature preserve along the banks of the American River. Golf can also be played in the park under the shade of native oaks trees. Carmichael is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ...


Fair Oaks

Fair Oaks, located 15 miles (24 km) east of downtown Sacramento and, with a population of 28,808, is an affluent, well-established community. It consists of suburban and semi-rural neighborhoods. The area is home to rolling hills and numerous native oaks that add to the area's quality of life. The views of the American River bluffs and nearby Nimbus Hatchery and Folsom Dam add to the distinctive character of Fair Oaks. Fair Oaks is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ...


Fair Oaks’ uniqueness also stems from its existing business core and town center, known as the Fair Oaks Village. The village is home to narrow winding roads, rolling hills, an open-air amphitheatre, and a historic plaza of historic buildings full of unique galleries and shops. The Village has a charming small town atmosphere. The Plaza Park Amphitheatre, located in the Village, is the main site of the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, one of the many outdoor community theatres in the area. Fair Oaks Village is also the site of the annual Fiesta Days, an event celebrating the residents of Fair Oaks.


Gold River

Gold River is an affluent suburb 15 miles (24 km) east of downtown Sacramento that is often mistakenly considered part of Rancho Cordova, an incorporated city in Sacramento County, California. The population was 8,023 at the 2000 census. The Gold River Community Association is the master association for the 25 separate "villages" that make up the community. Each village has its own sub associations as well. Typical Gold River Home. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Sacramento Incorporated July 1, 2003 Government  - Mayor David Sander  - Vice Mayor Linda Budge  - City Manager Ted A. Gaebler Area  - City  22. ...


La Riviera

La Riviera is a suburban community, 10 miles (16 km) east of downtown Sacramento. The population was 10,273 at the 2000 census. La Riviera is a primarily residential neighborhood located between the American River and Highway 50. It's popular place to live for college students attending California State University Sacramento, or CSUS. The community is sub-divided by La Riviera Drive into the areas of College Greens and Glenbrook. La Riviera is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ...


Orangevale

Orangevale is a semi-rural suburb in the northeastern area of the county (north of Fair Oaks, east of Citrus Heights, west of Folsom and south of the Placer County city of Roseville and community of Granite Bay). The population was 26,705 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community is known for its abundance of horses. Orangevale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ...


Rio Linda/Elverta

Rio Linda, Spanish for "Beautiful River", is a community located north of Sacramento city and is home to over 10,000 people. There are approximately 3,500 households, 77% of which are family households and the median age is 34. This rural working-class community offers an escape from the busy city life. Rio Linda/Elverta has its roots as a small farming community established in the early 1900s. The Gibson Ranch and Cherry Island Golf Course are a couple of the places this area offers for horseback riding and outdoor recreation. There is currently a campaign to incorporate the Rio Linda and Elverta communities to form a single township which would then be governed independently from surrounding areas. Rio Linda is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California, United States. ...


North Highlands

North Highlands is a community of 44,000 residents that is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Sacramento. The community was formally established with the opening of the North Highlands post office in July 1952 and this unincorporated area grew with the development of the McClellan Air Force Base. North Highlands is mostly a middle-class residential housing area. With some commercial and industrial regions around the McClellan Air Force Base, now a civilian airport, called McClellan Business Park. North Highlands is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ...


Vineyard

Vineyard is a new suburban neighborhood in Sacramento County approximately 15 miles (24 km) southeast of downtown Sacramento. The population was 10,109 at the 2000 census, however, plans have been announced to add as many as 20,000 new homes to Vineyard. This could add as many as 60,000 new people to the area. Along with the houses would come new shopping centers, parks, and schools. However, some have been critical of the expansion and one California State University, Sacramento professor referred to it as "car-oriented sprawl development." However, there are plans to extend some sort of public transportation to Vineyard and to build around the train tracks that go through the town. Vineyard is a census-designated place located in Sacramento County, California. ...


Demographics

Sacramento
Population by year
1860 13,785
1870 16,283
1880 21,420
1890-1910 N/A
1920 65,908
1930 93,750
1940 105,958
1950 137,572
1960 191,667
1970 254,413
1980 275,741
1990 369,365
2000 407,018
2007 467,343

As of the census[10] of 2000, there are 407,018 people (2004 Est. 454,330), 154,581 households, and 91,202 families residing in the city. The population density is 4,189.2 people per square mile (1,617.4/km²). There are 163,957 housing units at an average density of 1,687.5/sq mi (651.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 48.29% White, 15.47% African American, 1.30% Native American, 16.62% Asian, 0.95% Pacific Islander, 10.96% from other races, and 6.41% from two or more races. 21.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 154,581 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% are married couples living together, 15.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% are non-families. 32.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.35. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Cathedral Square, Downtown.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.0 males. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 409 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (699 × 1023 pixel, file size: 143 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cathedral Square on an early evening. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 409 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (699 × 1023 pixel, file size: 143 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cathedral Square on an early evening. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Bishop Patrick Monague, first bishop of Sacramento Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States. ...


The median income for a household in the city is $37,049, and the median income for a family is $42,051. Males have a median income of $35,946 versus $31,318 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,721. 20.0% of the population and 15.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 29.5% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Income, generally defined, is the money that is received as a result of the normal business activities of an individual or a business. ... 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. ...


Factors such as mild climate, a location at the crossroads of major interstate highways and railroads, and the availability of campsites along the rivers, as well as an outlook of tolerance, attract some homeless people.


Sacramento is notably diverse racially, ethnically, and by household income, and has a notable lack of inter-racial disharmony. In 2002, Time magazine and the Civil Rights Project of Harvard University identified Sacramento as the most racially/ethnically integrated major city in America.[11] The U.S. Census Bureau also groups Sacramento with other U.S. cities having a "High Diversity" rating of the diversity index.[12] TIME redirects here. ... The Civil Rights Project is a renowned multidisciplinary research and policy think tank focused on issues of racial justice. ... Harvard redirects here. ... In ecology, a diversity index is a statistic which is intended to measure the biodiversity of an ecosystem. ...


Politics

In the state legislature Sacramento is located in the 6th Senate District, represented by Democrat Darrell Steinberg,, and in the 5th, 9th, and 10th Assembly Districts, represented by Republican Roger Niello, Democrat Dave Jones, and Republican Alan Nakanishi respectively. Federally, Sacramento is located in California's 5th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +14 [13] and is represented by Democrat Doris Matsui. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Darrell S. Steinberg (born 15 October 1959) is a Democratic politician from Sacramento, California. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... GOP redirects here. ... Roger Niello was elected to the California State Assembly in 2004. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Dave Jones has represented Californias 9th assembly district since December of 2004 after Darrell Steinberg was term limited. ... Alan Nakanishi has represented Californias 10th assembly district since December of 2002. ... Map Californias Fifth Congressional District currently covers Sacramento, California and the surrounding area. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Doris Matsui Doris Okada Matsui (born September 25, 1944) is an American politician of the Democratic Party who represents the Fifth Congressional District of California (Sacramento County, map) in the United States House of Representatives. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

Sacramento State north entrance
Sacramento State north entrance

Sacramento is home to Sacramento State (California State University, Sacramento), founded as Sacramento State College in 1947. In 2004, enrollment was 22,555 undergraduates and 5,417 graduate students in the university's eight colleges. The university's mascot is the hornet, and the school colors are green and gold. The 300 acre (1.2 km²) campus is located along the American River Parkway a few miles east of downtown. National University of California maintains a campus in the city. A satellite campus of Alliant International University also offers graduate and undergraduate programs of study. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... California State University, Sacramento, better known as Sacramento State, Sac State, or CSUS, is a public university located in the city of Sacramento, California. ... California State University, Sacramento, more commonly referred to as Sacramento State or Sac State, is a public university located in the city of Sacramento, California, USA. It is part of the California State University system. ... A national university is a university created or run by a national government and might or might not be autonomous from government interference. ... Alliant International University is an independent, not-for-profit, upper-division university formed in July 2001 as a result of a merger between California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and United States International University (USIU). ...


Sacramento is home to an unaccredited private institution, University of Sacramento, a Roman Catholic university run by the Legionaries of Christ. Currently, the university offers course work in graduate programs. Nearby Rocklin, CA is home to William Jessup University, an evangelical Christian college. The University of Sacramento is a private, coeducational university in the United States. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... // Introduction The Legion of Christ is a Catholic religious order established in 1941 in Mexico by Fr. ... Rocklin is a city located in Placer County, California. ... William Jessup University is a non-denominational Christian college located in Rocklin, California. ...


The University of California has a campus, UC Davis, in nearby Davis and also has a graduate center in downtown Sacramento. The UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) is located in downtown Sacramento on One Capital Mall. Many students, about 400 out of 517, at the UC Davis GSM are working professionals and are completing their MBA part-time.[14] The part-time program is ranked in the top-20 and is well-known for its small class size, world class faculty, and involvement in the business community. UC also maitains the University of California Sacramento Center (UCCS for undergraduate and graduate studies. Similar to the UC's Washington DC program, "Scholar Interns" engage in both academic studies and as well as internships, often with the state government. Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz UC Office of the President in Oakland The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly abbreviated to UC Davis or UCD is one of the ten University of California campuses. ... Davis is a city located in Yolo County, California. ... The UC Davis Graduate School of Management is one of 10 schools and colleges at the University of California, Davis. ...


Also, the UC Davis School of Medicine is located at the UC Davis Medical Center in Oak Park. The UC Davis School of Medicine is one of five University of California medical schools in the State of California. ...


University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, a top 100 law school according to U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of U.S. law schools (2006, 2007 & 2008), is located in the Oak Park section of Sacramento. McGeorge School of Law is a private, ABA-accredited law school in the Oak Park neighborhood of the city of Sacramento, California, commonly known as Pacific McGeorge as it is part of the University of the Pacific which is located in Stockton, California. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


The private University of Southern California has an extension in downtown Sacramento, called the State Capital Center. The campus, taught by main campus professors, Sacramento-based professors, and practitioners in the State Capitol and state agencies, offers Master of Public Administration and Master of Public Health degrees.[15] The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ...


The Los Rios Community College District consists of several two-year colleges in the Sacramento area – American River College, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento City College, Folsom Lake College, plus a large number of outreach centers for those colleges. The Los Rios Community College District is a special district providing administrative services and governance for the community colleges serving the greater Sacramento area and points east all the way to Lake Tahoe (map). ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... American River College (ARC) is a two-year community college located in the southern edge of unincorporated Foothill Farms in Sacramento County, California. ... Cosumnes River College is a two-year community college located at the southern edge of Sacramento in Sacramento County, California. ... Sacramento City College (SCC) is a two-year community college located in Sacramento, California, USA (). SCC is part of the Los Rios Community College District and had enrollment of 21,729 for the Fall 2004 semester. ... Folsom Lake College (FLC) is a comprehensive, public community college, the 109th community college in the State of California[1], and the fourth campus of the Los Rios Community College District. ...


Sacramento has a number of private vocational schools as well. A blacksmith is a traditional trade. ...


In the PBS KVIE building, there is also an extension of San Francisco's Golden Gate University. San Francisco redirects here. ... Golden Gate University is a private university that was founded as the night school arm of the San Francisco YMCA in 1853. ...


Public schools

Several public school districts serve Sacramento. Sacramento City Unified School District serves most of Sacramento. Other portions are served by the Center Unified School District, Natomas Unified School District, San Juan Unified School District, Grant Joint Union High School District, Rio Linda Union School District, North Sacramento Elementary School District, Del Paso Heights School District, and Robla School District. Joe Serna, Jr. ... Center Unified School District (CUSD) is a relatively small school district, located at the northern edge of Sacramento County, California, in the town of Antelope. ... Natomas Unified School District is located in Northwestern Sacramento, California. ... San Juan Unified School District is a large school district in Sacramento County, California that serves Carmichael, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, and parts of Rancho Cordova and parts of Sacramento. ...


The Valley Hi/North Laguna area is served by the Elk Grove Unified School District, despite being in the city limits of Sacramento and not in Elk Grove. The Elk Grove Unified School District is a school district in southern Sacramento County, California, U.S.A. The Elk Grove Unified School District is the fifth largest school district in California and the largest in Northern California. ...


Private schools

Continuing an educational history that began in the Sacramento region at the time of the Gold Rush, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento operates 1 diocesan high school within the city and surrounding suburbs, St. Francis High School. Various Roman Catholic religious congregations operate four additional Catholic "private" (i.e., non-diocesan) high schools in the city and suburbs: Loretto High School (sponsored by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary), Christian Brothers High School (sponsored by the Brothers of Christian Schools), Jesuit High School (the Society of Jesus, or "Jesuits"), and, as of the Fall of 2006, Cristo Rey High School Sacramento (co-sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Jesuits). Sacramento is one of 12 cities in the United States with a Cristo Rey Network High School, the first of which was founded by the Jesuits in Chicago in 1996 on a reduced tuition model designed to be accessible to those otherwise unable to afford conventionally-priced private education. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. ... // St. ... The Loreto School is a mid-sized Catholic college preparatory school for young women in Sacramento, Calif. ... Christian Brothers High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Sacramento, California. ... A Jesuit High School is any high school currently or previously operated by the Jesuits, a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Cristo Rey High School Sacramento is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Sacramento, California. ...


Additionally within the city and surrounding suburbs are 30 "parochial" schools – i.e., schools attached to a parish. These range from the oldest still operating, St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School (1895), to the newest, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (2000), to the recently consolidated, John Paul II School (2005), combining All Hallows (1948) and St. Peter (1955) Schools at the All Hallows Parish site.


In 1857, almost immediately upon their arrival from Ireland, the Sisters of Mercy opened the first school of any kind in Sacramento. Open to all regardless of religious denomination, St. Joseph Academy continued operation through the late 1960s. The final school site is now a city of Sacramento parking garage. The "St. Joseph Garage" honors the name of the school that marked the arrival of formal education in Sacramento.


While Catholic institutions still dominate the independent school scene in the Sacramento area, in 1964, Sacramento Country Day School opened and offered Sacramentans an independent school that is affiliated with the California Association of Independent Schools. SCDS has grown to its present day status as a learning community for students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Sacramento Country Day School (SCDS) is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school serving pre-kindergarten through grade 12 since 1964. ...


There is one Islamic school in Sacramento, founded in 1998. Shalom School is the only Jewish day school in Sacramento.


Culture and arts

Reconstruction of California's first permanent theatre, the Eagle Theatre
Reconstruction of California's first permanent theatre, the Eagle Theatre

The primary newspaper is The Sacramento Bee, founded in 1857 by James McClatchy. Its rival, the Sacramento Union, started publishing six years earlier in 1851; it closed its doors in 1994. Writer and journalist Mark Twain wrote for the Union in 1866. In late 2004, a new Sacramento Union returned with bimonthly magazines and in May 2005 began monthly publication, but does not intend to return as a daily newspaper. In 2006, The McClatchy Company purchased Knight Ridder Inc. to become the second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States. The Sacramento Bee has won five Pulitzer Prizes in its history. It has won numerous other awards, including many for its progressive public service campaigns promoting free speech (the Bee often criticized government policy, and uncovered many scandals hurting Californians), anti-racism (the Bee supported the Union during the American Civil War and publicly denounced the Ku Klux Klan), worker's rights (the Bee has a strong history of supporting unionization), and environmental protection (leading numerous tree-planting campaigns and fighting against environmental destruction in the Sierra Nevada).[16] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... The reconstructed Eagle Theatre in Old Town Sacramento in its exact historic location Sacramento in 1855 showing the original Eagle Theatre in the grouping of buildings to the left. ... The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States. ... James McClatchy (1824–1883) was an American newspaper editor. ... Logo used for many decades by the daily The Sacramento Union was a newspaper founded in 1851 in Sacramento, California. ... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humanist,[2] humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ... Salting is the preparation of food with salt. ... Environmental movement is a term often used for any social or political movement directed towards the preservation, restoration, or enhancement of the natural environment. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ...

The Big Four Building in Old Sacramento

The oldest part of the town besides Sutter's Fort is Old Sacramento, which consists of cobbled streets and some historic buildings, some from the 1860s. Buildings have been preserved, restored or reconstructed, and the district is now a substantial tourist attraction, with rides on steam-hauled historic trains and paddle steamers. buildings in Old Sacramento, the historic district of Sacramento, California. ... buildings in Old Sacramento, the historic district of Sacramento, California. ... 19th century illustration of Sutters Fort Started in 1839, Sutters Fort, which was originally called New Helvetia[1] (New Switzerland) by its builder, John Sutter, was a 19th century agricultural and trading colony in California. ... Old Sacramento State Historic Park is the historic region of Sacramento, California, which has been designated as a state park. ... A paddle steamer, paddleboat, or paddlewheeler is a ship or boat propelled by one or more paddle wheels driven by a steam engine. ...


The "Big Four Building", built in 1852, was home to the offices of Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, and Charles Crocker. The Central Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad were founded there. The original building was destroyed in 1963 for the construction of Interstate 5, but was re-created using original elements in 1965. It is now a National Historic Landmark. Also of historic interest is the Eagle Theatre, a reconstruction of California's first permanent theatre in its original location. Collis Potter Huntington (October 22, 1821 – August 13, 1900) was one of the Big Four of western railroading (along with Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins and Charles Crocker) who built the Southern Pacific Railroad and other major interstate train lines. ... Mark Hopkins (September 1, 1813 – March 29, 1878) was one of four principal investors who formed the Central Pacific Railroad along with Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Collis Huntington in 1861. ... Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, politician and founder of Stanford University. ... subject_name=Charles Crocker| image_name=ccrocker. ... The Gov. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... The reconstructed Eagle Theatre in Old Town Sacramento in its exact historic location Sacramento in 1855 showing the original Eagle Theatre in the grouping of buildings to the left. ...



Theatre Arts

The Community Center Theatre
The Community Center Theatre
The Wells Fargo Pavilion, Music Circus
The Wells Fargo Pavilion, Music Circus
Main Stage of the Sacramento Theatre Company
Main Stage of the Sacramento Theatre Company

There are several major theatre venues for Sacramento. The Sacramento Convention Center governs both the Community Center Theatre and Memorial Auditorium. The Wells Fargo Pavilion is the most recent addition. It is built atop the old Music Circus tent foundations. Next to that, is the McClatchy Main stage, originally built as a television studio, it was renovated at the same time the pavilion was built. It is the smallest of the venues providing seating for only 300. The Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sacramento Opera perform at the Community Center Theatre. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 647 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 647 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Sacramento Convention Center the main center for events happening in Sacramento, California, USA, which encompasses three venues: The Exhibit Hall, The Community Center Theatre and the Memorial Auditorium. ... Convention Center Theater. ... The Memorial Auditorium is one of two venues that form the Sacramento Convention Center, and is located in Sacramento, California, USA. External links Sacramento Convention Center Homepage Categories: | | ... The Wells Fargo Pavilion, main west entrance. ... The Sacramento Ballet was founded in 1954 through the efforts and leadership of Barbara and Deane Crockett, who came to the capital of California from the San Francisco bay area. ... The Sacramento Philharmonic is the leading symphony orchestra in the Sacramento region, having been established in 1997 after the disbandment of the Sacramento Symphony that same year. ...


There are several Theatre companies with professional stature. California Musical Theatre and its Summer stock theatre, Music Circus bring many directors and performers from New York and the Los Angeles area to work and perform in their productions at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. During the fall, winter and spring seasons Broadway Sacramento brings bus and truck tours to the Convention Center Theatre. The Sacramento Theatre Company provides non-musical productions of high quality as an Equity House Theatre, performing in the McClatchy Main stage. At the [B Street Theatre], smaller and more intimate professional productions are performed as well as a children's theatre. The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival provides entertainment under the stars every summer in William Land Park. The Wells Fargo Pavilion, California Musical Theatres home for the Sacramento Music Circus California Musical Theatre is the largest nonprofit musical theatre in the state of California and the city of Sacramentos oldest professional performing arts organization. ... Summer Stock is also the title of a 1950 musical motion picture starring Judy Garland. ... Music Circus was a theatre form begun in Lambertville, N.J., by St. ... The Wells Fargo Pavilion, main west entrance. ... The Sacramento Theatre Company. ... // The Sacramento Shakespeare Festival is produced by City Theatre at Sacramento City College and strives to provide top quality Shakespeare performances and training to the Sacramento community, utilizing the resources, teachers, and students of the Theatre Department, and the most experienced and professional artists in the Sacramento area. ...


The Sacramento area has one of the largest collection of smaller Community Theatres in California. Some of these include, the 24th Street Theatre, River City Theatre Company, Runaway Stage Productions, Magic Circle Theatre, Big Idea Theatre, Celebration Arts, Lambda Player, Synergy Stage and the historic Eagle Theatre. Many of these theatres compete annually for the Elly Awards overseen by The Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance or SARTA.


On Wednesday June 13, 2007 a new studio for the performing arts was announced to be built alongside the Sacramento Theatre company and the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The new multi million dollar complex will be named "The E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts" and will provide rehearsal space for 4 of the regions principal arts groups, the Sacramento Ballet, California Musical Theatre, Sacramento Opera and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, centralizing most of the city's Arts organizations. is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...



Visual Arts
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission is an organization which was established as the Sacramento arts council in 1977 to provide several arts programs for the city. These include Art in Public Places, Arts Education, Grants and Cultural Programs, Poet Laureate Program, Arts Stabilization Programs and Other Resources and opportunities. The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission was established as the Sacramento, USA arts council in 1977. ... The Arts Council of Great Britain was a Quango dedicated to the promotion of the fine arts in Britain. ...


Sacramento Second Saturday Art Walk is a program of local art galleries that stay open into the late evenings every second Saturday of each month providing a unique experience for the local population as well as tourists to view original art and meet the artists themselves.



Museums

Sacramento has several major museums. The Crocker Art Museum, the oldest public art museum west of the Mississippi River is one of the finest. On July 26, 2007 the Museum broke ground for an expansion that will more than triple the buildings floor space. The Modern architecture will be much different from the Victorian style building it is added to. Construction is to be completed by 2010. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 798 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 1491 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 798 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1984 × 1491 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Crocker Art Museum has operated continuously longer than any other art museum west of the Mississippi. ... The Crocker Art Museum has operated continuously longer than any other art museum west of the Mississippi. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Also of interest is the Governor's Mansion State Historic Park, a large Victorian Mansion which was home to 13 of California's Governors. The Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park, which was completely restored in 2006, serves as the State's official address for diplomatic and business receptions. Guided public tours are available. The California Museum for History, Women, and the Arts, home of the California Hall of Fame, is a cultural destination dedicated to telling the rich history of California and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art and culture. The Museum educates tens of thousands of school children through inspiring programs, sharing with world visitors California's rich art, history and cultural legacy through dynamic exhibits, and serving as a public forum and international meeting place. The California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento has historical exhibits and live steam locomotives that patrons may ride. The Towe Auto Museum, located just south of Old Sacramento, is filled with automotive history and vehicles from 1880 to 2006 and is the oldest non-profit automotive museum in the West. The mission of the Towe is to preserve, promote, and teach automotive culture and its influence on our lives – past, present and future. The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts – home of the California Hall of Fame – is housed in the State Archives Building in Sacramento, one block from the State Capitol. ... Conceived by First Lady Maria Shriver, the California Hall of Fame was established with The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts to honor legendary individuals and families who embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history. ... The California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento is a tribute to the role of the iron horse in connecting California to the rest of the nation. ...



Music
The area is home to many local rock bands that aspire to bigger things. Many have broken through to mainstream popularity. Each year the city hosts the Sammies, the Sacramento Music Awards. Sacramento also has a reputation as a center for Dixieland jazz, because of the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee which is held every Memorial Day weekend. Events and performances are held in multiple locations throughout the city. Each year thousands of jazz fans from all over the world visit for this one weekend. Sacramento is also home to the Sacramento French Film Festival, a cultural event held every year in July that features U.S. premiers of French films and classic masterpieces of French cinema. In addition, Sacramento is home to the Trash Film Orgy, a summer film festival celebrating the absurd, B-movies, horror, monster, exploitation. Dixieland music is a style of jazz which developed in New Orleans at the start of the 20th century, and was spread to Chicago and New York City by New Orleans bands in the 1910s. ... The Sacramento Jazz Jubilee is held every Memorial weekend in Sacramento, CA. It is organized and put on by the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society and features some of the most noted jazz musicians in the world. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... 2005 Festival Poster 2004 Festival Poster 2003 Festival Poster 2002 Festival Poster The Sacramento French Film Festival is an annual July event held in Sacramento, California that benefits the Alliance francaise de Sacramento. ...


Classical music is widely available in usual and unusual venues. The Sacramento Philharmonic, the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, the Sacramento Youth Symphony, and the Camellia Symphony each present a full season of concerts. Two local churches feature unusually sophisticated classical music programs. Sacred Heart Church, located in affluent East Sacramento, is host to Schola Cantorum, an ensemble chorus that features a full season of performances, while also participating at Sunday liturgies at Sacred Heart. All Hallows Church, serving working class south-central Sacramento, is host to the nation's only parish-based full symphony orchestra, which presents a full range of performances each season. Sections of the orchestra also perform at significant parish school events, and orchestra members teach a complete curriculum of choral music at the inner-city school. The parish also features periodic individual recitals, including on its Yamaha Concert Grand Piano and Italian-built Viscount Digital Pipe Organ, one of only nine four-manual Viscounts in the world. All Hallows promotes its vast music programs around the theme "Transforming the Inner-city Through the Beauty of Art." The Sacramento Youth Symphony (SYS) was founded in 1956 as a 55-member youth orchestra, associated with the Sacramento Symphony Association. ...


Sports and recreation

ARCO Arena is home to two professional level basketball teams: the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association and the Sacramento Monarchs of the Women's National Basketball Association. The Kings came to Sacramento from Kansas City in 1985, and the Monarchs are one of the eight founding members of the WNBA, which started in 1997. The Monarchs won the WNBA Championship in 2005 to become the first major, professional sports team in Sacramento to do so. Image File history File links Raley_field. ... Image File history File links Raley_field. ... Raley Field is the home of the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. ... The Sacramento River Cats are a minor league baseball team based in Sacramento, California. ... ARCO Arena is an indoor arena located in Sacramento, California, United States. ... The Sacramento Kings are a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. ... NBA redirects here. ... The Sacramento Monarchs is a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... ...


The Sacramento Solons, a minor league baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, played in Sacramento during several periods (1903, 1905, 1909-1914, 1918-1960, 1974-1976), mostly at Edmonds Field. In 2000, AAA minor league baseball returned to Sacramento with the Sacramento River Cats, an affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. The River Cats play in the recently constructed Raley Field, located in West Sacramento. The Sacramento Solons were a minor league baseball team which played in the Pacific Coast League during several periods (1903, 1905, 1909-1914, 1918-1960, 1974-1976). ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The Sacramento River Cats are a minor league baseball team based in Sacramento, California. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Raley Field is the home of the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. ...


Several smaller leagues have and continue to be in Sacramento. The Sacramento Heatwave of the American Basketball Association currently plays at Natomas H. S. Event Center. In the past, the city hosted three professional football teams, the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League, and the Sacramento Attack of the Arena Football League. Sacramento was also home to an indoor soccer team, the Sacramento Knights of the Continental Indoor Soccer League (later called the World Indoor Soccer League). The Sacramento River Rats of Roller Hockey International also played in the city for several years. The Sacramento XSV (pronounced "excessive") of the National Professional Paintball League represents the City but is based in Modesto, CA. The Sacramento Heatwave is an American Basketball Association (ABA) team based in Sacramento, California. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... The World League of American Football (WLAF) was founded in 1990 with support from the NFL to play semi-professional American Football in North America, Europe and later maybe Asia. ... The Sacramento Gold Miners were a Canadian football team based in Sacramento, California. ... Lions Stampeders Eskimos Roughriders Blue Bombers Tiger-Cats Argonauts Alouettes The Canadian Football League (CFL) (Ligue canadienne de football (LCF) in French), is a professional sports league located in Canada that plays Canadian football. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... An indoor soccer game in Mexico. ... The name Sacramento Knights has been used by two different soccer teams. ... The Continental Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that played from 1993 to 1997. ... The World Indoor Soccer League was an indoor soccer league that existed from 1998 to 2001 and consisted of nine teams. ... Roller Hockey International or RHI was an inline hockey league in North America between 1993-97 and 1999. ... The National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) is one of two American paintball national tournament series that travel throughout the United States each year. ...

View of the city skyline from Raley Field
View of the city skyline from Raley Field

Sacramento has frequently hosted the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship as well as the 1st and 2nd rounds of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. The Sacramento Mile is a national flat-track motorcycle racing event. From 1961 to 1980, Sacramento hosted the Camellia Bowl, which selected or helped select ten national champions in college football's lower divisions. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... NCAA Team Championships for Mens Outdoor Track and Field Division One 1921 Illinois 1922 California 1923 Michigan 1925 *Stanford 1926 *Southern California 1927 *Illinois 1928 Stanford 1929 Ohio St 1930 Southern California 1931 Southern California 1932 Indiana 1933 LSU 1934 Stanford 1935 Southern California 1936 Southern California 1937 Southern... This article is about NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championship. ... // Classic Road Racing Road Racing on (temporary closed) public roads Motorcycle sport is a broad field that encompasses all sporting aspects of motorcycling. ... The Camellia Bowl was a post-season major college football bowl game played in Lafayette, Louisiana, on December 30, 1948. ...


Sacramento also hosts some recreational facilities and events. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, that runs between Old Sacramento and Folsom Lake, attracts cyclists and equestrians from across the State. The California State Fair is held in Sacramento each year at the end of the summer, ending on Labor Day. Over one million people attended this fair in 2001. Sacramento residents play softball more than any city except Detroit, Michigan. The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (or American River Bike Trail) is a paved multi-use pathway that runs between the confluence of the Sacramento River with the American River, in downtown Sacramento, CA, and Beals Point at Folsom Lake, north of Folsom, CA. The trail is 32 miles long... Old Sacramento State Historic Park is the historic region of Sacramento, California, which has been designated as a state park. ... Folsom Lake is a large lake in Northern California about 25 miles northeast of Sacramento. ... The California Exposition and State Fair is the annual state fair for the State of California. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... Softball is a team sport popular especially in the United States. ... Detroit redirects here. ...


Among other activities in Sacramento is Discovery Park, a 275-acre (1.1 km²) park studded with stands of mature trees and grasslands, this park where the American River flows into the Sacramento River, its a destination for fisherman and travelers alike.


In amateur sports Sacramento claims many prominent Olympians such as Mark Spitz, Debbie Meyer, Mike Burton, Summer Sanders, Jeff Float (all swimming), and Billy Mills (track). Coach Sherm Chavoor founded his world famous Arden Hills Swim Club just east of the city and trained Burton, Myer, Spitz and others.

Club League Sport Venue Established Championships
Sacramento Kings NBA Basketball ARCO Arena 1945 (1985) 1 NBA Championship, 2 NBL Championships (as Rochester Royals)
Sacramento Monarchs WNBA Basketball ARCO Arena 1997 1 WNBA Championship
Sacramento River Cats PCL Baseball Raley Field 1978 (2000) 1 Class Triple-A Title, 3 League Titles
Sacramento Capitals WTT Tennis Allstate Stadium 1987 5 Championships
Sacramento Heatwave ABA Basketball Natomas H.S. Event Center 2003
Sacramento Knights NPSL Soccer Cosumnes River College 2003 1 Championship
Sacramento Sirens IWFL Football Foothill High School 2001 1 WAFL Title, 3 IWFL Titles
F.C. Sacramento Pride WPSL Soccer Lincoln High School 1995

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Notable residents

See also: Sacramento writers, Sacramento sports figures, Sacramento entertainers, and Sacramento criminals

Notable people with ties to Sacramento include designer architect Ray Eames, painter Wayne Thiebaud, photographer Michael Williamson, philosopher Cornel West, author J. Maarten Troost, astronaut Stephen Robinson, U.S. Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy, actress Milla Jovovich, record producer Charlie Peacock, and writer Joan Didion. Journalist Mary K. Shell, the mayor of Bakersfield from 1981-1985, and her husband, the then petroleum lobbyist Joe Shell, lived in Sacramento during the 1970s. Notable writers with ties to Sacramento, California include: Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Marcos Breton, author of books on baseball, winner of Guillermo Martinez-Marquez Award Dale Brown, adventure-suspense novelist Buck Busfield, playwright Timothy Busfield, childrens playwright Herb Caen, legendary and longtime columnist for the... In addition to members of the Sacramento Kings, sports figures associated with Sacramento, California include: Max Baer, world heavyweight boxing champion Dusty Baker, manager of the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants and an outfielder with teams including the Atlanta Braves Frenchy Bordagaray, played with the Sacramento Solons Sally... Sacramento, California has been home to or associated with entertainment figures that include: !!!, band Carlos Alazraqui, actor, comedian An Angle, band Lynn Anderson, country singer Max Baer, Jr. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames (December 15, 1912 - August 21, 1988) was an American artist, designer, architect and filmmaker who, together with her husband Charles, is responsible for many classic, iconic designs of the 20th century. ... Three Machines (1963), by Wayne Thiebaud. ... Michael Williamson is an American photographer whose work has been awarded two Pulitzer Prizes. ... Cornell West redirects here. ... Stephen Robinson Stephen K. Robinson is a NASA astronaut. ... This article is about the Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. ... Milla Jovovich (Serbian: Милица Јововић/Milica Jovović, Ukrainian: Мілла Йовович/Mіlla Jovovič; born Milica Nataša Jovović on December 17, 1975) is an American supermodel, actress, musician, singer, and fashion designer. ... Charlie Peacock (born Charles William Ashworth, August 10, 1956, also goes by Charlie Peacock-Ashworth) is a songwriter, record producer, musician, and writer, best known for his work in the field of Christian Contemporary Music. ... Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American writer, known as a journalist, essayist, and novelist. ... For other uses, see Journalist (disambiguation). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Bakersfield redirects here. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Petro redirects here. ... Lobbying is the practice of private advocacy with the goal of influencing a governing body, in order to ensure that an individuals or organizations point of view is represented in the government. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


In addition to Huntington, Hopkins, Stanford, and Crocker, the city's more successful entrepreneurs have included Russ Solomon (Tower Records) and Sherwood "Shakey" Johnson (Shakey's Pizza). Tower Records is a retail music chain based in Sacramento, California, USA. It currently exists as an international franchise and an online music store. ... Shakey Johnson pictured on the cover of Shakey and Me. ... Shakeys Pizza is a pizza restaurant chain based in the United States. ...


Actors, singers, rap artists, bands, and other performers with ties to the city can be found under Sacramento entertainers. For sports figures with ties to Sacramento see Sacramento sports figures. Sacramento, California has been home to or associated with entertainment figures that include: !!!, band Carlos Alazraqui, actor, comedian An Angle, band Lynn Anderson, country singer Max Baer, Jr. ... In addition to members of the Sacramento Kings, sports figures associated with Sacramento, California include: Max Baer, world heavyweight boxing champion Dusty Baker, manager of the Chicago Cubs and the San Francisco Giants and an outfielder with teams including the Atlanta Braves Frenchy Bordagaray, played with the Sacramento Solons Sally...


Transportation

Amtrak service

Amtrak's Sacramento Valley Rail Station serves as the city's main train gateway.

Amtrak provides passenger rail service to the city of Sacramento. The Sacramento Valley Rail Station is located on the corner of 5th and I streets near the historic Old Town Sacramento and as of April, 2007, is currently undergoing extensive renovations. The station also serves as an RT light rail terminus. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 301 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sacramento Valley Station, on March 26, 2007. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 301 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Sacramento Valley Station, on March 26, 2007. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Sacramento Valley Rail Station (SAC) is an Amtrak train station which serves the city of Sacramento, California. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Sacramento Valley Rail Station (SAC) is an Amtrak train station which serves the city of Sacramento, California. ... The Sacramento Regional Transit District, commonly referred to as the RT, is the agency responsible for public transportation in the Sacramento, California area. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...


Amtrak California operates the Capitol Corridor, a multiple-frequency service providing service from the capital city to its northeastern suburbs and the San Francisco Bay Area.[citation needed] 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 Capitol Corridor is a 292-mile (470 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California. ... Bay Area redirects here. ...


Sacramento is also the northern terminus of the Amtrak San Joaquins route which provide direct multiple-frequency passenger rail service to California's Central Valley as far as Bakersfield; Thruway Motorcoach connections are available from the trains at Bakersfield to Southern California and Southern Nevada. The San Joaquins refers to a train route operated by Amtrak California in Californias Central Valley. ... Bakersfield redirects here. ... Categories: Stub ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ...


Sacramento is also a stop along Amtrak's Coast Starlight route which provides scenic service to Seattle via Klamath Falls and Portland to the north and to Los Angeles via San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara to the south. The Coast Starlight at San Luis Obispo, California. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Klamath Falls, is a city in Klamath County, Oregon, United States. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Type Commission  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... San Luis Obispo, San Luis, or SLO (Spanish for ) is a city in California. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Barbara Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - Total 41. ...


Amtrak's California Zephyr also serves Sacramento daily and provides service to the east serving Reno, Salt Lake, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and intermediate cities. Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... Reno redirects here. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Omaha redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


The Sacramento Valley Rail Station also provides numerous Thruway Motorcoach routes. One route serves the cities of Marysville, Oroville, Chico, Corning, Red Bluff and Redding with additional service to Yreka and even Medford, Oregon. A second serves the cities of Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, Colfax, Truckee, Reno and Sparks. The third and final thruway motorcoach route serves Placerville, Lake Tahoe, Stateline Casinos, and Carson City, Nevada. Each of these routes provides multiple frequencies each day. Sacramento Valley Rail Station (SAC) is an Amtrak train station which serves the city of Sacramento, California. ... 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. ... Oroville is the county seat of Butte County, California. ... Nickname: Location of Chico in California Coordinates: , Country State County Butte Settled 1843 Founded 1860 Incorporated January 8, 1872 Government  - Mayor Andrew Holcombe  - City Council Scott Gruendl Steve Bertagna Larry Wahl Ann Schwab Mary Flynn Tom Nickell  - City Manager Area  - Total 27. ... Corning is a city with nearly 8,000 people in Tehama County, California, United States. ... Red Bluff (pop. ... Redding from space, April 1994 Redding (pop. ... Yreka (pronounced wye-REE-ka ()) is the county seat of Siskiyou County, California. ... Motto: The Center of the Rogue Valley Location of Medford in Jackson County and in the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Jackson Incorporated February 24, 1885 Government  - Mayor Gary Wheeler  - City council Jason Anderson Al Densmore James Kuntz Ben Truwe Jill Stout John Statler Greg Jones Bob Strosser... Location in Placer County Coordinates: , Country State County Placer Incorporated April 10, 1909 Government  - Mayor Jim Gray[1]  - State Senate Dave Cox (R)  - State Assembly Ted Gaines (R)  - U. S. Congress John Doolittle (R) Area  - Total 30. ... Rocklin is a city in Placer County, California. ... Auburn is the county seat of Placer County, California, USA. The population was 12,462 at the 2000 census. ... Colfax is a city in Placer County, California, at the crossroads of Interstate 80 and California State Route 174. ... A cabin in Truckee. ... Sparks is a city in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. ... Placerville is the county seat of El Dorado County, California. ... This article is about the lake in California/Nevada. ... Stateline is a census-designated place (unincorporated town) located in Douglas County, Nevada. ... Motto: Proud of its Past. ...


On March 15, 2007 around 5:40 p.m. a rail trestle along the American River set fire and left an Amtrak train stuck on the track for over 5 hours until Amtrak buses arrived to help the stranded travlers. is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Other transportation options

An RT light rail train pulling into Cathedral Square.

Sacramento Regional Transit's bus and light-rail system provide service within the city and nearby suburbs. Light-rail lines have recently been expanded east as far as the city of Folsom. Sacramento's light rail system goes to the Sacramento Valley Rail Station, Meadowview RD. in south Sacramento and north to Watt/I-80 where I-80 and Business 80 meet. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 292 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cathedral Square, Sacramento. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 292 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Cathedral Square, Sacramento. ... The Sacramento Regional Transit District, commonly referred to as the RT, is the agency responsible for public transportation in the Sacramento, California area. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... The Sacramento Regional Transit District, commonly referred to as the RT, is the agency responsible for public transportation in the Sacramento, California area. ... Historic Sutter Street‎ Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park along the American River. ... Sacramento Valley Rail Station (SAC) is an Amtrak train station which serves the city of Sacramento, California. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ...


The Sacramento International Airport handles flights to and from various United States destinations (including Hawaii) as well as Mexico and Canada. Sacramento International Airport (IATA: SMF, ICAO: KSMF, FAA LID: SMF) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) northwest of the central business district (CBD) of Sacramento, in Sacramento County, California, USA It is run by Sacramento County. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The Sacramento region is served by freeways (notably I-5, I-80, Business Loop 80 (Capital City Freeway), U.S. Route 50, and State Route 99). No new freeways have been built since the mid-1970s, despite a near-doubling of population in the metropolitan area since that time. Some Sacramento neighborhoods, particularly the central downtown and midtown areas, are pedestrian friendly. And as a result of litigation, Sacramento has undertaken to make all city facilities and sidewalks wheelchair accessible. In an effort to preserve its urban neighborhoods, Sacramento has constructed traffic-calming obstacles in several areas. INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # Mexican Federal Highway 1/ Mexican Border CA 0 I-805 CA 1 I-15 CA 13 I-8 CA 20 I-805 CA 31 I-405 CA 94 I-605 CA 124 I-710 CA 130 I-10 CA 134 CA 135 I-405 CA 158... Interstate 80, a major east-west route of the Interstate Highway System, has its western terminus in San Francisco, California, United States. ... Sign at the western terminus indicating the distances to Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, and the eastern terminus in Ocean City, Maryland. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 KER 0. ... Traffic calming is a set of strategies used by urban planners and traffic engineers which aim to slow down or reduce traffic, thereby improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as improving the environment for residents. ...


Sister cities

Sacramento has seven sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:[17] Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ...

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Media

Television

Channel Call Sign Network
3 KCRA-TV NBC
6 KVIE PBS
10 KXTV ABC
13 KOVR CBS
19 KUVS-TV Univision
29 KSPX ION Media Networks
31 KMAX-TV CW
32 KSTV-LP Azteca America
33 KCSO-LP Telemundo
40 KTXL FOX
58 KQCA MyNetworkTV
64 KTFK Telefutura

KCRA-TV is a television station in Sacramento, California owned by Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. ... This article is about the television network. ... KVIE is the local PBS station in Sacramento, California, USA. It operates on VHF channel 6. ... Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... KXTV, News10 is an ABC affiliate in Sacramento, California. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... KOVR (CBS13) is the CBS owned-and-operated television station (O&O) in Sacramento, California. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... KUVS Univision 19 is the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California owned and operated station of the Spanish-language Univision television network. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States and Puerto Rico. ... KSPX is the Modesto, Stockton, and Sacramento area outlet for i, formerly known as PAX TV. Other Logos Used External links Query the FCCs TV station database for KSPX Categories: | ... ION Media Networks (formerly known as Paxson Communications) is an American television broadcasting company that owns and operates over 60 television stations in most major American markets. ... KMAX-TV (Channel 31) is the CBS Corporations CW affiliate serving the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, California broadcast area. ... CW may stand for: The CW Television Network (colloquially The CW), a television network which launched in September 2006 as a merger of both the UPN and The WB networks. ... KSTV-LP, Channel 60, is a low power station broadcasting Jewelry Television by ACN for home shopping. ... TV Azteca is a Mexican television network. ... KCSO-LP is a Telemundo affiliate based in Sacramento, California. ... Telemundo is an American television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... KTXL, (Fox 40), is the Fox affiliate based in Sacramento, California. ... This article is about the animal. ... KQCA (also known at times as WB58) is a current affiliate of The WB, but come September 2006 it will become an independent for the first time since 1995. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MYN-TV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company, a division of News Corporation. ... KTFK 64 is a Spanish language general entertainment station owned by Univision and affiliated with Univisions younger leaning network called Telefutura. ... TeleFutura is a U.S. Spanish-language broadcast television network owned by Univision with headquarters in Miami, Florida. ...

Sacramento newspapers

The Sacramento Bee is a daily newspaper published in Sacramento, California. ... Logo used for many decades by the daily The Sacramento Union was a newspaper founded in 1851 in Sacramento, California. ... Sacramento News and Review is an alternative weekly newspaper in Sacramento, California. ...

Magazines

  • Sactown Magazine

Sactown Magazine is a bi-monthly publication based on the various cultural offerings of Sacramento, California. ...

Radio

See also: List of radio stations in Sacramento List of radio stations in the Sacramento market (Arbitron #27) This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ...


See also

List of mayors of Sacramento See also : Lists of incumbents Categories: Lists of mayors | Sacramento County, California ... C. M. Goethe Arboretum The Charles M. Goethe Arboretum (1. ...

References

  1. ^ a b E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change — January 1, 2005 and 2006 (PDF). California Department of Finance (May 1, 2006). Retrieved on May 1, 2008.
  2. ^ America's Most Livable Communities - Most Livable Program 2004. America's Most Livable Communities. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.
  3. ^ Welcome to America's Most Diverse City - TIME. Time Magazine. Retrieved on 2008-03-27.
  4. ^ City of Sacramento Municipal Homepage
  5. ^ Avella, Steven M. (2003). Sacramento: Indomitable City. Arcadia Publishing, p. 124. ISBN 0-738-52444-1. 
  6. ^ Area One (Central/Eastern)
  7. ^ Area Two (Southwestern)
  8. ^ Area Three (Southeastern)
  9. ^ Area Four (North of the American River)
  10. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ Stodghill, Ron; Bower, Amanda (2002-08-25). Welcome to America's Most Diverse City. Time. Retrieved on 2007-06-15.
  12. ^ The Geography of U.S. Diversity (PDF). United States Census. Retrieved on 2007-06-15.
  13. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  14. ^ UC Davis Graduate School of Management: About Us
  15. ^ USC SPPD in Sacramento
  16. ^ here
  17. ^ Online Directory: California, USA. Sister Cities International.

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