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San Diego, California
Official flag of San Diego, California
Official seal of San Diego, California
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Nickname: "America's Finest City"
Location
Location of San Diego
within San Diego County
Coordinates 32°42′54″N, 117°09′45″W
Government
County San Diego
Mayor
City Attorney
      

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District Eight San Diego in 2002. ... Not GFDL. Flag of the city of San Diego, California. ... Not GFDL. Seal of the city of San Diego, California. ... A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Bobadito, Robban, (in Sweden), is short for Robert). ... Download high resolution version (1026x792, 26 KB)Map of the City of San Diego within San Diego County, with County highlighted in California. ... Official website: http://www. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Official website: http://www. ... List of Mayors of San Diego, California: (*) Resigned (**) Mayor Pro Tem Category: Lists of mayors ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...

Jerry Sanders (R)
Michael Aguirre

Scott Peters
Kevin Faulconer
Toni Atkins
Tony Young
Brian Maienschein
Donna Frye
Jim Madaffer
Ben Hueso
Geographical characteristics
Area  
  City 963.6 km²  (372.0 sq mi)
    Land   840.0 km²  (324.3 sq mi)
    Water   123.5 km² (47.7 sq mi)
Elevation 22 m  (72 ft)
Population  
  City (2005) 1,305,736
    Density   1,456.4/km² (3,772.07/sq mi)
  Metro 3,051,280
Time zone
  Summer (DST)
PST (UTC-8)
PDT (UTC-7)

Other City Symbols
City Flower: Carnation
City Urban Tree: Jacaranda
City Native Tree: Torrey Pine

Website: http://www.sandiego.gov/

San Diego (pop. 1,305,736 as of 2005 [1]) is a coastal Southern California city located in the southwestern corner of the continental United States. It is the second largest city in California and the eighth largest in the United States [2]. It lies just north of the Mexican border (shares border with Tijuana, Mexico), and is a home for United States Navy and Marine Corps bases, many miles of beaches, and a mild marine climate. The annual mean temperature is 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit (18°C). San Diego's economy centers on tourism, trade, agriculture, ship-building, the military, biotechnology, computer science and electronics. Gerald R. Jerry Sanders (born c. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Michael Aguirre is currently the City Attorney for the City of San Diego California, a post that he has occupied since 2006. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Kevin Faulconer A graduate of San Diego State University recently won the vacant Second District seat on the San Diego City Council in a special election on January 10, 2006. ... Toni Atkins (born c. ... Tony Young may refer to: Tony Young, a San Diego city councillor, Tony Young, an actor, Tony Young, a Welsh Green Party politician, the real name of a Canadian television and radio personality more commonly known as Master T. This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with... Donna Frye speaking to supporters during 2005 mayoral campaign Donna Frye is a member of the San Diego City Council, representing District 6, and a candidate for mayor. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre (in the U.S., chiefly meter) is a measure of length, approximately equal to 3. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... World map of the population density in 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Map of the world color-coded with areas in blue observing daylight saving time. ... PST is UTC-8 The Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) resulting in UTC-8. ... UTC-8 is a band of timezones separated from the Universal Time Coordinated by 8 hours. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... Mountain Standard Time ... Binomial name Dianthus caryophyllus L. The Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) is a flowering plant native to the Near East and has been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. ... Species about 50, including: Jacaranda acutifolia Jacaranda arborea Jacaranda caerulea Jacaranda caroba Jacaranda caucana Jacaranda copaia Jacaranda glabra Jacaranda mimosifolia Jacaranda obtusifolia Jacaranda praetermissa Jacaranda sparrei Jacaranda is a neotropical genus in the family Bignoniaceae. ... Binomial name Pinus torreyana Parry ex Carr. ... Depending on usage, the term continental United States can refer to either: the 48 contiguous states plus the District of Columbia; or the 48 contiguous states plus the District of Columbia and Alaska. ... Geography Tijuana is a city in northwestern Mexico. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military, which along with the U.S. Navy, is under the United States Department of the Navy. ... A thermometric scale whose name is synonymous with the Celsius scale. ...


The University of California, San Diego and nearby research institutes on Torrey Mesa provide a base for technological innovation and there are numerous high-tech and biotech companies in the area, such as Qualcomm, Neurocrine, and Illumina. Major tourists attactions include the city's beaches and bays, Balboa Park with its many museums, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, San Diego Wild Animal Park (in Escondido, north of the city) and Old Town, the site of the original Spanish settlement. The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... Biotechnology is technology based on agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego, California. ... Neurocrine Biosciences NASDAQ: NBIX is a biopharmaceutical company founded in 1992 and located in San Diego, California. ... Illumina is the second album by Alishas Attic to be released world-wide in 1998. ... Desert garden Museum Botanic building Balboa Park is a 1,200 acres (4. ... San Diego Zoo Entrance The world-famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California is one of the largest, most progressive zoos in the world. ... For the unrelated theme park in Australia, see Sea World. ... Sign inside the park The San Diego Wild Animal Park is one of the main tourist attractions of San Diego and Southern California. ...


Downtown San Diego is located on San Diego Bay. Coronado and Point Loma separate the bay from the ocean. Ocean Beach is on the west side of Point Loma. Mission Beach and Pacific Beach lie between the ocean and Mission Bay, a man-made aquatic park. La Jolla, an affluent community, lies north of Pacific Beach. Mount Soledad in La Jolla offers views from northern San Diego County to Mexico. San Diego Bay is a natural harbor adjacent to San Diego, California. ... Coronado and San Diego, as viewed from the Cabrillo National Monument. ... Old Point Loma Lighthouse Jon Sullivan Point Loma is a scenic hill that sits atop San Diego Bay, in California, USA. Point Lomas well known landmark is the Cabrillo National Monument, named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Spain, the first European explorer to see San Diego Bay. ...


Mountains rise to the east of the city, and beyond the mountains are desert areas. Cleveland National Forest is a half-hour drive from downtown San Diego. Numerous farms are found in the valleys northeast of the city. The city of San Diego itself has deep canyons separating its mesas, creating small pockets of natural parkland scattered throughout the city.


Military bases in or near San Diego include U.S. Navy ports, Marine Corps bases, and Coast Guard stations. San Diego is the home port of the largest naval fleet in the world, including two Navy supercarriers (the USS Nimitz and the USS Ronald Reagan) five amphibious assault ships, several Los Angeles-class submarines, and many smaller ships. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for conducting naval operations. ... United States Marine Corps seal The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the U.S. military, which along with the U.S. Navy, is under the United States Department of the Navy. ... Coast Guard shield The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is a military branch of the United States involved in maritime law, mariner assistance and search and rescue, among other duties of any coast guard. ... USS , a typical supercarrier, and HMS Illustrious, a light V/STOL aircraft carrier on a joint patrol. ... USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier in the United States Navy, the lead ship of its class. ... USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), the ninth and penultimate Nimitz-class supercarrier, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for former President Ronald Reagan. ... Amphibious assault ships, usually shortened to amphibs, phibs or popularly known as gator freighters, denotes a range of classes of warship employed to land and support ground forces on enemy territory by an amphibious assault. ... The Los Angeles-class attack submarines (SSN) are the most numerous class of nuclear powered submarines built by any nation, and form the bulk of the U.S. attack submarine force as of 2004. ...


One of the Marine Corps' two Recruit Depots is located here. San Diego is also known as the "birthplace of naval aviation," although Pensacola, Florida makes a rival claim. Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego is a United States military installation in San Diego, California. ... Naval aviation is the application of manned military air power by the navies of the world such as those operated by the United States Navy. ... Nickname: The City of Five Flags Location Location of the city within the state of Florida Government Country State County United States   Florida     Escambia Mayor John Fogg Geographical characteristics Area     City 102. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,794 sq mi (170,451 km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ...


Four Navy vessels have been named USS San Diego in honor of the city.[3] Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS San Diego, after the city of San Diego, California. ...

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History

Main article: History of San Diego, California

The area has long been inhabited by the Kumeyaay people. The first European to visit the region was Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, Cabrillo claimed the bay for Spain in 1542. The site was named San Miguel by Cabrillo. On Nov. 12, 1602, Don Sebastian de Viscaíno came ashore with his party on the day of St. Didacus (San Diego in Spanish) and celebrated a mass in the saint's honor. By coincidence, Viscaíno's flagship was named San Diego. He renamed the place San Diego after the 15th-century saint In 1769, the Presidio of San Diego (military post), which overlooks Old Town, was established almost at the same time as the Mission San Diego de Alcala by the Franciscan friars led by Junípero Serra. By 1797 the mission had become the largest in California, (over 1,400 natives were associated with it), but its fortunes declined in the 1830s when it lost its township status. The recorded history of the San Diego , California region goes back to the Spanish penetration of California in the 16th century. ... The Kumeyaay, also known as the Diegueño and sometimes confused with the Luiseño, are a Native American people of the extreme southwestern United States and northwest Mexico. ... Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, in Portuguese João Rodrigues Cabrilho, (ca 1499–January 3, 1543) was an explorer noted for his exploration of the west coast of North America while sailing for Spain. ... Saint Didacus of Alcalá, more familiar as San Diego, was a lay brother of the Order of Friars Minor who died at Alcalá, Spain, November 12, 1463. ... 1769 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 map, Presidio of San Diego El Reál Presidio de San Diego (Royal Presidio of San Diego) was first established in May 14, 1769 by Commandant Pedro Fages under authority of the King of Spain as a fort. ... Mission San Diego de Alcalá as it stood circa 1900. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... Fray Junípero Serra. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Events and Trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday Dutch-speaking farmers known as Voortrekkers emigrate northwards from the Cape Colony Croquet invented in Ireland Railroad construction begins in earnest in the United States Egba refugees fleeing the Yoruba civil wars found the city of Abeokuta in south-west Nigeria...


With the end of the Mexican-American War and the gold rush of 1848, San Diego was designated the seat of the newly-established San Diego County and was incorporated as a city in 1885. In the years before World War I, the anti-capitalist labor union IWW had a major impact on labor struggles in San Diego. ([1]). Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia Strength 60,000 40,000 Casualties KIA: 1,733 Total dead: 13,283 Wounded: 4,152 25,000 killed or wounded (Mexican government estimate) The Mexican-American... The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by great world-wide interest concerning a gold discovery in Northern California. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria Germany Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead: 5 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total dead: 8 million Military dead: 4 million Civilian dead: 3 million Total dead: 7 million The First World War, also known as... The IWW Label A Wobbly membership card The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies) is an international union headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, having much in common with anarcho-syndicalist unions, but also many differences. ...


Significant U.S. Naval presence began in 1907 with the establishment of the Navy Coaling Station, which gave further impetus to the development of the town. San Diego hosted two World's Fairs, the Panama-California Exposition in 1915 and the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. Many of the Spanish/Baroque-style buildings in the city's Balboa Park were built for these expositions (especially for the one in 1915). Intended to be temporary structures, most remained in continuous use until they progressively fell into disrepair. All were eventually rebuilt using castings of the orginal facades to faithfully retain the achitectural style. 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Worlds Fair is the generic name for various large expositions held since the mid 19th century. ... The Panama-California Exposition was an exposition held in San Diego, California between January 1, 1915 and January 1, 1917. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Official Guide Book The California Pacific International Exposition was an exposition held in San Diego, California during May 29, 1935–November 11, 1935 and February 12, 1936–September 9, 1936. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


After World War II, the military played an increasing role in the local economy. But at the end of the Cold War the local economy experienced a downturn due to cutbacks in the local defense and aerospace industry. San Diego leaders sought to diversify the city's economy, and San Diego has since become a major center of the emerging biotech industry. It is also home to telecommunications giant Qualcomm. Combatants Allies: Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France/Free France, United States, Canada, China, India, Australia, Poland, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8... The Cold War was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers of the Soviet Union and the United States, supported by their military alliance partners. ... Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego, California. ...


A series of scandals has rocked the city in recent years. With mounting pressure due to underfunding of pensions for city employees that began prior to his administration, Mayor Dick Murphy, in April 2005, announced his intention to resign by mid-July. A few days after his resignation two city councilmembers, Ralph Inzunza and deputy mayor Michael Zucchet -- who was to take Murphy's place -- were convicted of taking bribes in a scheme to get the city's "no touch" laws at strip clubs repealed. Both subsequently resigned. The judge set aside (overturned) the guilty verdict in the case of Michael Zucchet. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ralph Inzuza was the City of San Diego City Council District Eight representative who resigned along with Michael Zucchet after taking bribes. ... Michael Zuchett (c. ...


On November 28, 2005, U.S. Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham resigned over a bribery scandal. Cunningham represented California's 50th congressional district, which mostly lies outside (north) of the city of San Diego proper. He is currently serving a one-hundred month sentence in prison. November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Randy Duke Cunningham speaking January 2005 Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duck, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District. ... Bribery is a crime defined by Blacks Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions as an official or other person in discharge of a public or legal duty. ... Randy Duke Cunningham speaking January 2005 Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duck, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District. ... A map of district 50 District 50s location in California The 50th Congressional district in California represents part of north coastal San Diego County. ...


Downtown San Diego has been enjoying an urban renewal since the 1980s, beginning with the opening of Horton Plaza, the revival of the Gaslamp Quarter, and the construction of the San Diego Convention Center. The Centre City Development Corporation (CCDC), San Diego's downtown redevelopment agency, has transformed what was a largely abandoned downtown into a glittering showcase of waterfront skyscrapers, live-work loft developments, five-star hotels and a slew of cafes, restaurants and shops. MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Horton Plaza is a 5-level outdoor shopping mall located in downtown San Diego and remarkable for its bright colors, architectural tricks and odd spatial rhythms. ... Entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter The Gaslamp Quarter is a historic neighborhood of downtown San Diego, California. ... The San Diego Convention Center is the convention center for the city of San Diego, California. ... Taipei 101, the worlds tallest skyscraper by roof height on high rise. ... The 4-star Manor House Hotel at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England. ... A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging, usually on a short-term basis. ... The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations in the United States, first enacted by Congress in 1975, exist to regulate and improve the average fuel economy of cars and light trucks (trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles) sold in the US. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) is the sales weighted... Toms Restaurant, a restaurant in New York made familiar by Suzanne Vega and the television sitcom Seinfeld For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ...


The North Embarcadero is slated to have parks in addition to a waterfront promenade. And Balboa Park will be linked to downtown with a view corridor. The recent boom in the construction of condos and skyscrapers has brought with it a gentrification frenzy, and some people are concerned that speculators have played too big a role in the condo market downtown. In the meantime, the city is committed to a "smart growth" development scheme that would increase density along transit corridors in older neighborhoods (the "City of Villages" planning concept.) Some neighborhoods are resisting this planning approach. But "mixed-use" development has had its successes, especially the award-winning Uptown Shopping Center in Hillcrest. Gentrification is a process in which low-cost, deteriorated neighborhoods experience urban restoration and an increase in property values, along with an influx of wealthier residents. ...


The latest accomplishment of CCDC has been the recent inauguration of PETCO Park. The once-industrial East Village adjacent to the new ballpark is now the new frontier in San Diego's downtown urban renewal. PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ...


Demographics

San Diego's skyline at night
San Diego's skyline at night

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,223,400 people, 450,691 households, and 271,315 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,771.9 people per square mile (1,456.4/km²). There were 469,689 housing units at an average density of 1,448.1 per square mile (559.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.18% White, 9.86% African American, 1.62% Native American, 13.65% Asian, 0.48% Pacific Islander, 12.39% from other races, and 4.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.40% of the population. The city's Asian ethnicities breakdown accordingly: Filipino (6.1%), Vietnamese (2.2%), Chinese (1.9%), Other Asian (1.5%), Japanese (0.8%), Korean (0.6%), Asian Indian (0.6%). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x555, 173 KB) San Diego skyline, California Downloaded from : [1] Credits : PD Photo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x555, 173 KB) San Diego skyline, California Downloaded from : [1] Credits : PD Photo. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... 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. ...


There were 450,691 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.30. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $45,733, and the median income for a family was $53,060. Males had a median income of $36,984 versus $31,076 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,609. About 10.6% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Current estimates

According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of San Diego in 2005 was $62,085 (not adjusted for inflation). When adjusted for inflation (1999 dollars; comparable to Census data above), the median household income was $50,415. The San Diego Association of Governments (abbreviated SANDAG) is an association of local San Diego governments. ... The median household income is commonly used to provide data about smaller geographic areas. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Communities and neighborhoods

Old Town, San Diego
Old Town, San Diego
Further information: San Diego County, California

Northern: Bay Ho, Bay Park, Carmel Valley, Clairemont Mesa, Del Mar Heights, La Jolla, La Jolla Village, Mission Beach, North City, North Clairemont, Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines, University City Download high resolution version (2368x3440, 546 KB)Old Town San Diego This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (2368x3440, 546 KB)Old Town San Diego This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Official website: http://www. ... Carmel Valley is one of the newer villages of the City of San Diego, California. ... One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California, is a seaside resort community comprised of 42,808[1] residents within the city of San Diego. ... Mission Beach is a community on a stretch of sandbar along the Pacific Ocean to the west and Mission Bay to the east in San Diego. ... The view south of Crystal Pier The view north of Crystal Pier Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ...


Northeastern: Carmel Mountain, Miramar, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley NorthEastern Area Map and neighborhood boundaries Miramar is a neighborhood in the northern part of the city of San Diego, California, USA. Although Miramar is mainly a commercial and light industrial area, many people live in Miramar. ... NorthEastern portion of San Diego and neighborhood boundaries Mira Mesa is a large suburb that is part of the city of San Diego, California. ... Rancho Bernardo is a neighborhood of the city of San Diego, California, located in the county of the latters same name. ... Scripps Ranch, California, is an upscale, inland community within the City of San Diego. ... Sorrento Valley is located about 15 mi (24 km) north of downtown San Diego and its main airport, Lindbergh Field. ...


Eastern: Allied Gardens, Birdland, Del Cerro, Grantville, Kearny Mesa, Lake Murray, San Carlos, Serra Mesa, Tierrasanta Del Cerro (Spanish for from the hill) is a wealthy community in the eastern part of San Diego, California. ... Eastern San Diego Area Map and neighborhood boundaries Tierrasanta, Spanish for sainted land, is an inner suburb within the city of San Diego, California. ...


Western: Hillcrest, La Playa, Linda Vista, Loma Portal, Midtown, Midway District, Mission Bay Park, Mission Hills, Mission Valley, Morena, North Park, Ocean Beach, Old Town, Point Loma Heights, Roseville-Fleetridge, Sunset Cliffs, University Heights, Wooded Area The Hillcrest Sign at 5th and University Avenue Hillcrest is a neighborhood in the Uptown area of San Diego near Balboa Park. ... Mission Valley is a neighborhood in San Diego along Interstate 8. ... North Park is an urban neighborhood in San Diego, California, USA. It is situated to the northeast of Balboa Park, bounded on the north by El Cajon Blvd, on the south by a canyon extending eastward from the Balboa Park Golf Course, on the east by Interstate 805, and on... This article uses excessive clichés and jargon associated with Hippies. ... University Heights is a neighborhood in Central San Diego centered around Adams Avenue and Park Boulevard. ...


Central: Balboa Park, Banker's Hill, Barrio Logan, Core-Columbia, Cortez, Gaslamp Quarter, Golden Hill, Grant Hill, Harborview, Horton Plaza, Little Italy, Logan Heights, Marina, Memorial, Park West, Sherman Heights, South Park, Stockton Desert garden Museum Botanic building Balboa Park is a 1,200 acres (4. ... Entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter The Gaslamp Quarter is a historic neighborhood of downtown San Diego, California. ... Golden Hill is a neighborhood of San Diego South of Balboa Park and East of Downtown. ... Horton Plaza is a 5-level outdoor shopping mall located in downtown San Diego and remarkable for its bright colors, architectural tricks and odd spatial rhythms. ... The Little Italy Sign, in San Diego Little Italys architecture Little Italy is a neighborhood just north of downtown San Diego, California. ... Logan Heights in San Diego, California is one of the citys historically hispanic neighborhoods south of downtown San Diego. ... South Park is a neighborhood of San Diego, California, East of Balboa Park, North of Golden Hill or Grant Hill and South of North Park, the boundary being Juniper Street. ...


Mid-City: City Heights, College Area, Darnall, El Cerrito, Gateway, Kensington, Normal Heights, Oak Park, Rolando, Talmadge, Webster City Heights Map and Boundary City Heights is a large community in the eastern part of San Diego known for its ethnic diversity. ... The College Area is a neighborhood of San Diego, California. ... Mid-city Area Map and neighborhood boundaries Normal Heights is centrally located in San Diegos hills above Mission Valley. ...


Southeastern: Alta Vista, Bay Terrace, Chollas View, Emerald Hills, Encanto, Jamacha-Lomita, Lincoln Park, Mountain View, Mt. Hope, Paradise Hills, Shelltown, Skyline, Southcrest, Valencia Park Ethnically diverse neghborhood of the City of San Diego. ...


Southern: Egger Highlands, Nestor, Ocean Crest, Otay Mesa, Palm City, San Ysidro, Tijuana River Valley View of U.S.-Mexico barrier (and Tijuana, Baja California beyond it) from San Ysidro, California. ...

Downtown San Diego
Downtown San Diego

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Economy

Tagged one of six centers of innovation, San Diego has strengthened its economy. The unemployment rate has been low and San Diego business entrepreneurs and civic leaders are said to be building one of the great technology regions of the twenty-first century.


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San Diego's leaders made a commitment in the 1980s to diversify the economy and encourage the growth of high technology companies. They were motivated by the desire to move away from the boom or bust cycles that dependence on two core industries (tourism and national defense) created. No one could have predicted the success and speed with which the region would develop key technology industries. Thanks to cross fertilization of venture capital, entrepreneurs and a growing research community, San Diego's core technology sectors have become leading centers for biotechnology, communications and software development. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The structure of insulin Biotechnology is a technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... This article is in need of improvement. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ...


Life sciences, computer sciences, communications

In June 2004 San Diego was ranked the No. 1 biotech cluster in the U.S. by the Milken Institute. The honor was bestowed for the region’s climate of innovation and success in bringing products to market, establishing new companies, and creating jobs. Recently, Biosite Inc.’s Triage® Cardio ProfilER and Biogen IDEC’s Zevalin™ have joined Agouron (now Pfizer) Pharmaceuticals' Viracept®, Ligand Pharmaceuticals' Targretin®, and Biogen IDEC’s Rituxan® as successful products developed in San Diego. Corporate giants Merck, Pfizer, Dow, Novartis and others have developed key partnerships with local biotech pioneers, fostering growth while providing companies with the financial freedom to develop innovative new products.


Much of the credit for San Diego's revitalized economy goes to the University of California, San Diego, which is world-class in its academic quality and home to many Nobel Prize winners and members of the National Academy of Sciences. UCSD shares its Torrey Pines location with the world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Salk Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, and the Burnham Research Institute. The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO or just Scripps) in La Jolla, California is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. ... Salk Institute Salk Institute The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent non-profit educational research organization in La Jolla, California. ... The Scripps Research Institute, in La Jolla, California is home to notable chemists such as K. Barry Sharpless and P. G. Schultz, as well as neurobiologist Gerald Edelman, and Nobel Laureate Kurt Wurtrich. ...


Together with UCSD's Medical Center, these outstanding reseach institutions have created a critical mass of technological innovation, providing the seedbed for start-up companies in biotech, software development, wireless communications, pharmaceutical development and medical equipment manufacturing.


San Diego's biotechnology community is the third largest in the country. San Diego's communications industry is one of the fastest growing in the country and has earned San Diego the title of wireless communications capital of the world.


San Diego is also known for developing wireless cellular technology. Qualcomm Incorporated was founded here and is headquartered here, and the company is the county's largest private-sector technology employer (excluding hospitals), with more than 6,000 employees in San Diego [4]. Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, and Texas Instruments also have research and development labs in San Diego, principally focused on cloning Qualcomm's CDMA cellular technology.


The economy of San Diego is also influenced by its port, which includes the only major shipbuilding yard on the West Coast, as well as the naval base.


Climate

San Diego enjoys mild, sunny weather throughout the year. Average monthly temperatures range from about 57 Fahrenheit (14°C) in January to 72 Fahrenheit (22°C) in July, although late summer and early autumn are typically the hottest times of the year. Snow and ice do not occur in the wintertime. "May grey and June gloom", a local saying, refers to the way in which San Diego sometimes has trouble shaking off the fog that comes in during those months. Temperatures soar to very high readings only on rare occasions, chiefly when easterly winds bring hot, dry air from the inland deserts (these winds are called "Santa Anas"). The average annual precipitation is less than 12 inches (300 mm), resulting in a borderline arid climate. Rainfall is strongly concentrated in the cooler half of the year, particularly the months December through March. The summer months are virtually rainless. Rainfall is highly variable from year to year and from month to month, and San Diego is subject to both droughts and floods. Thunderstorms and hurricanes are very rare. Sunlight filters through a thin layer of fog on a crisp winter morning in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...


Climate in the San Diego area often varies dramatically over short geographical distances, due to the city's topography (the Bay, and the numerous hills, mountains, and canyons): frequently, particularly during the "May grey / June gloom" period, a thick "marine layer" cloud cover will keep the air cool and damp within a few miles of the coast, but will yield to bright cloudless sunshine between about 5 and 15 miles inland -- the cities of El Cajon and Santee, for example, rarely experience the cloud cover. This phenomenon is known as microclimate. Cumulus of fair weather Different cloud types A cloud is a visible mass of condensed droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of the Earth or another planetary body. ... El Cajon (pronounced el ka-HONE) is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Santee can refer to: Several towns in the United States Santee, California Santee, Nebraska Santee, South Carolina Two different ships The USS Santee (1855) The USS Santee (CVE-29) The Santee River This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °F (°C) 66 (19) 66 (19) 66 (19) 69 (21) 69 (21) 72 (22) 76 (24) 78 (26) 77 (25) 74 (23) 70 (21) 66 (19) 71 (22)
Avg low °F (°C) 50 (10) 52 (11) 54 (12) 56 (13) 60 (16) 63 (17) 66 (19) 67 (19) 66 (19) 61 (16) 54 (12) 49 (9) 58 (14)
Rainfall inches (millimeters) 2.28 (57.9) 2.04 (51.8) 2.26 (57.4) 0.75 (19.0) 0.20 (5.1) 0.09 (2.3) 0.03 (0.8) 0.09 (2.3) 0.21 (5.3) 0.44 (11.2) 1.07 (27.2) 1.31 (33.3) 10.77 (273.6)
Source: Weather.com[5]

Crime

San Diego has had a declining crime rate since the early 1990s. In 1991 the number of murders was 167, in 2005 the number of murders was only 98. San Diego is now the "sixth-safest U.S. city among those with populations of 500,000 or greater."[6] This article is about the year. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Education

High schools

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Colleges and universities

San Diego State University athletics http://www. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California. ... {{Infobox_University name = University of San Diego established = 1949 | type = Private | president = Dr. Mary E. Lyons | city = San Diego | state = California | country = USA | undergrad = 4,904 | faculty = 706 | campus = Urban | mascot = Toreros (Bullfighters) | free_label = Campus name | free = Alcalá Park | website = www. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Alliant International University is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education formed in July 2001 as a result of a merger between California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and United States International University (USIU), formerly known as California Western University. ... Point Loma Nazarene University is a liberal arts university located in San Diego, California on the Point Loma oceanfront. ... The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant denomination within the broad tradition of Methodism. ... A national university is a university created or run by a national government. ... Pacific Oaks College has campuses in Pasadena, California, United States. ... San Diego City College (known more informally as City College) is a public, two-year community college located in San Diego, California. ... San Diego Mesa College (known more informally as Mesa College or Mesa) is a public, two-year community college located in San Diego, California. ... San Diego Miramar College is two-year community college located in San Diego, CA, USA. Address 10440 Black Mtn Road San Diego, CA 92126 Phone and Website Tel# 858-536-7800 http://www. ...

Accredited law schools

Founded in 1924, California Western School of Law (popularly known as California Western or Cal Western) is a private, non-profit law school located in San Diego, California. ... Thomas Jefferson School of Law is a private, independent law school. ... The University of San Diego School of Law, commonly referred to as USD Law, is a law school in San Diego, California. ...

Culture

San Diego has a strong Mexican influence due to its proximity to the international border between the United States and Mexico. In addition, San Diego has other significant immigrant communities. Older immigrant groups include those from Sicily and Portugal, which settled in Little Italy and Point Loma respectively. Newer immigrants have arrived from former Soviet Republics (notably Ukraine, Russia and Caucasia), Greece, the Philippines, South East Asia, China, India, the Pacific Islands, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Brazil, Turkey, the Horn of Africa and South Africa. The city council has taken a stand to protect the safety and comfort of its citizens and visitors by banning smoking in public parks and on public beaches. [7] Sicilian redirects here. ... In its final decades of its existence, the Soviet Union consisted of 15 Soviet Socialist Republics (SSR), often called simply Soviet republics. ... The Caucasus is a region in eastern Europe and western Asia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea which includes the Caucasus mountains and surrounding lowlands. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... The Pacific Ocean has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number has not been precisely determined. ... Nations of the Horn of Africa. ...


Cuisine

Owing to its privileged position on the Pacific Ocean and its warm Mediterranean-like climate, San Diego enjoys an abundance of quality produce and dining. The renowned Chino Farms in nearby Rancho Santa Fe provides fresh organic produce both to local restaurants and to restaurants in San Francisco and other cities. There is also a wine growing industry in San Pasqual Valley and Temecula.


Given its ethnic and cultural mix, it is not surprising that San Diego has a wide range of cuisines. One can find Mexican, Italian, French, Spanish, Greek, Latin, German, Indian, Central and East Asian, Middle Eastern and Pacific Islander food throughout the city. In addition, there are numerous seafood restaurants and steakhouses. The city's long history and close proximity to Mexico has endowed the area with an extensive variety of Mexican restaurants. Regional homemade specialties, border fare and haute cuisine are all readily available.


San Diego's warm, dry climate and access to the ocean have also made it a center for fishing and for the growing of fruit and vegetables. Long a center of the tuna industry, San Diego benefits from an abundant supply of seafood.


Many of the most popular restaurants can be found in the Gaslamp Quarter, Little Italy, La Jolla, Hillcrest and Old Town.


Local specialties include:

  • Mexican (carne asada, rolled tacos, burritos, fish tacos, enchiladas, and ceviche)
  • Woodfired, California-style pizza
  • Salads made from fresh, local produce (including Caesar, Greek, Mixed, and Caprese Salads)
  • Southern Italian pastas, panini, and pizzas
  • Shish kebab, shashlyk, and Gyros
  • Southeast Asian specialties of all kinds.
  • Locally produced, artisan bread
  • Local Wines (San Pasqual Valley, Rancho Bernardo)
  • Locally produced (from the mountains near Julian) hard and sweet apple cider
  • Various fruits and vegetables (including avocados, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, eggplant, oranges, lemons, limes, strawberries, grapefruit, grapes, apples, pomegranates, persimmons, and melons)

Several chain restaurants made their start in San Diego. These include Jack in the Box, Pat & Oscar's, Souplantation (March 1978), Rubio's (1980s), and Anthony's Fish Grotto (1950s). Rubio's fish tacos were also featured at the 1996 Republican National Convention which was held in San Diego. Caesar salad is a traditional salad often prepared tableside. ... Insalata caprese is an Italian dish from Campania region made from tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. ... Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by the fermentation of fruit, typically grapes though a number of other fruits are also quite popular - such as plum, elderberry and blackcurrant. ... For other uses, see Jack in the Box (disambiguation). ... Sweet Tomatoes (Souplantation) is a buffet-style chain restaurant with locations in the south, west and Midwest United States (see here for details). ... in addition, some of this was taken from Yahoo resteraunt guide External Link official site Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The 1996 Republican National Convention convened at the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) in San Diego, California from August 12 to August 15. ...


Events

Comic-Con International, commonly known as Comic-Con or the San Diego Comic-Con, is an annual multigenre fan convention founded as the San Diego Comic Book Convention in 1970 by Shel Dorf. ... The Holiday Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that has been played annually at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, since 1978. ... The Poinsettia Bowl is a post-season NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A college football bowl game that was created in 2005 to replace the Silicon Valley Football Classic. ... Street Scene is a music festival held each summer the downtown Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California. ...

Shopping malls

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Sites of interest

Crystal Pier
Crystal Pier

San Diego is a major tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. Among the many attractions are its beaches, climate, and deserts. Noted San Diego tourist attractions include: Download high resolution version (1911x1155, 293 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1911x1155, 293 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse Jon Sullivan Point Loma is a scenic hill that sits atop San Diego Bay, in California, USA. Point Lomas well known landmark is the Cabrillo National Monument, named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Spain, the first European explorer to see San Diego Bay. ... Chicano Park is a 7. ... Entrance to the Gaslamp Quarter The Gaslamp Quarter is a historic neighborhood of downtown San Diego, California. ... The Hillcrest Sign at 5th and University Avenue Hillcrest is a neighborhood in the Uptown area of San Diego near Balboa Park. ... One of the beaches at La Jolla Cove La Jolla, California, is a seaside resort community comprised of 42,808[1] residents within the city of San Diego. ... The entrance of Legoland Deutschland. ... Location Location of Carlsbad within San Diego County, California. ... The Little Italy Sign, in San Diego Little Italys architecture Little Italy is a neighborhood just north of downtown San Diego, California. ... Little Italy is a general name for an ethnic enclave populated (or formerly populated) primarily by Italians or people of Italian ancestry. ... Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is about 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown San Diego, California, USA. The United States Marine Corps installation is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aircraft Group 11, and Marine Aircraft Group 16. ... The Miramar Airshow is an airshow held in October at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, California. ... Mission Bay is a bay located south of the Pacific Beach community of San Diego, California. ... The Giant Dipper The Mission Beach Roller Coaster, known as the Giant Dipper, is a wooden roller coaster, built in 1925. ... Belmont Park is a historic theme park located in the Mission Bay area. ... Mission San Diego de Alcalá as it stood circa 1900. ... Mount Soledad is a prominent landmark in the city of San Diego, California. ... Old Globe Theatre The Old Globe Theatre, located in San Diego, California, is a replica of the original Globe Theatre in London. ... Mission Trails Regional Park is a 5,800 acre (23 km²) open space preserve within the city of San Diego, California. ... Old Town, San Diego Old Town, San Diego Old Town, San Diego The Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, located in San Diego, California is a city park which attempts to recreate life in San Diego from 1821 to 1872. ... The view south of Crystal Pier The view north of Crystal Pier Pacific Beach is a neighborhood of San Diego, bounded by La Jolla to the north, Mission Beach to the south, Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. ... PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ... Old Point Loma Lighthouse Jon Sullivan Point Loma is a scenic hill that sits atop San Diego Bay, in California, USA. Point Lomas well known landmark is the Cabrillo National Monument, named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Spain, the first European explorer to see San Diego Bay. ... 1820 map, Presidio of San Diego El Reál Presidio de San Diego (Royal Presidio of San Diego) was first established in May 14, 1769 by Commandant Pedro Fages under authority of the King of Spain as a fort. ... Qualcomm Stadium, formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium, is a multiple-use stadium in San Diego, California. ... Salk Institute Salk Institute The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent non-profit educational research organization in La Jolla, California. ... San Diego Aerospace Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum in San Diego, California. ... Sign inside the park The San Diego Wild Animal Park is one of the main tourist attractions of San Diego and Southern California. ... San Diego Zoo Entrance The world-famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California is one of the largest, most progressive zoos in the world. ... Seaport Village in San Diego, California, is an artificial Village that is designed to capture the spirit of a traditional seaport village. ... For the unrelated theme park in Australia, see Sea World. ... The Euterpe in 1883, later renamed the Star of India. ... The word barc appears to have come from Celtic languages so that the form adopted by English, perhaps from Irish, was bark while that adopted by French , perhaps from Gaulish, was barge. ... Torrey Pines Golf Course is a public golf course owned by the city of San Diego, California. ... A Torrey pine in its harsh native habitat. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... 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San Diego is about two hours south of Los Angeles, California and north adjacent to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of the same name; the citys current mayor is Jorge Hank Rhon of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). ...


Sports

Club Sport League Stadium Logo
San Diego Padres Baseball MLB PETCO Park
San Diego Chargers American Football AFL 1961-1969, NFL 1970-Present Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego Fusion Soccer NPSL Helix High School
San Diego Gauchos Soccer USL Southwestern College
San Diego Gulls Hockey ECHL iPayOne Center
San Diego Riptide Arena football Arena Football League 2 iPayOne Center
San Diego Surf Dawgs Baseball Golden Baseball League Tony Gwynn Stadium
So Cal Scorpions American Football WPFL Edward's Stadium
San Diego Siege Basketball National Women's Basketball League Harry West Gym
San Diego Wildcats Basketball ABA TBA

San Diego has several sports venues. Jack Murphy Field at Qualcomm Stadium hosts football and soccer games. Three Super Bowls have been held there. Baseball can be seen at Petco Park and Tony Gwynn Stadium. iPayOne Center, formerly the San Diego Sports Arena, hosts hockey, arena football, and basketball, which is also hosted at Cox Arena at Aztec Bowl. Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego hosts basketball and volleyball games. Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames San Diego Padres (1969-present) Major league home ballparks PETCO... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ... San Diego Padres logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Local radio Flagship stations: KIOZ (105. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... AFL logo The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... Qualcomm Stadium, formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium, is a multiple-use stadium in San Diego, California. ... San Diego Chargers logo, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... NPSL may mean: National Professional Soccer League, a soccer league that lasted these years (1967, 1984-2001) National Premier Soccer League, a minor soccer league higher than the Premier Developmental League, but lower the USL Division Two. ... Helix Charter High School (HCHS), in La Mesa, California, is a charter high school built in 1952. ... The San Diego Gauchos are a PDL team that play in San Diego, California. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... USL may mean: United Soccer Leagues United States Lines University of Southwestern Louisiana UNIX Systems Laboratories Ugandan Sign Language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Southwestern College is a community college located in Chula Vista, California. ... The San Diego Gulls are a minor league ice hockey team that plays in the Pacific Division of the ECHL, and plays its home games at the IPayOne Center (aka San Diego Sports Arena). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The iPayOne Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located on Sports Arena Blvd in Point Loma, San Diego, California off of Interstate 8. ... The San Diego Riptide is an Arena Football League team. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The iPayOne Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located on Sports Arena Blvd in Point Loma, San Diego, California off of Interstate 8. ... The San Diego Surf Dawgs are a Golden Baseball League team based in San Diego, California. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... The Golden Baseball League is an independent minor league in California and Arizona, whose member teams are not associated with any Major League Baseball teams. ... Tony Gwynn Stadium is the home field of the San Diego State University Aztecs baseball team. ... The So Cal Scorpions play Womens American football and are in the American Conference of the Womens Professional Football League (WPFL). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Womens Professional Football League (WPFL) is the original and longest operating womens pro American football league in the United States. ... Image File history File links SoCalScorpionsLogo_125x80. ... The San Diego Siege are a womens professional basketball team in the National Womens Basketball League (NWBL). ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The National Womens Basketball League or NWBL is an organization governing basketball leagues for women in the United States. ... The San Diego Wildcats are an American Basketball Association (ABA) expansion team who will play in a venue yet to be announced in San Diego, California in their 2006-2007 innagural season. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens professional basketball league founded in 1999 as a revival of the defunct basketball league, also called the American Basketball Association, that merged with the NBA in 1976. ... Image File history File links Wildcats-150. ... Qualcomm Stadium, formerly known as San Diego Stadium and Jack Murphy Stadium, is a multiple-use stadium in San Diego, California. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... PETCO Park is an open-air stadium in downtown San Diego, California. ... Tony Gwynn Stadium is the home field of the San Diego State University Aztecs baseball team. ... The iPayOne Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located on Sports Arena Blvd in Point Loma, San Diego, California off of Interstate 8. ... The iPayOne Center(formerly San Diego Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located on Sports Arena Blvd in Point Loma, San Diego, California off of Interstate 8. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... Cox Arena, located in on the San Diego State University campus in San Diego, California, USA, is the home of the San Diego State University Aztecs basketball teams. ... Jenny Craig on the cover of her book. ... {{Infobox_University name = University of San Diego established = 1949 | type = Private | president = Dr. Mary E. Lyons | city = San Diego | state = California | country = USA | undergrad = 4,904 | faculty = 706 | campus = Urban | mascot = Toreros (Bullfighters) | free_label = Campus name | free = Alcalá Park | website = www. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...


SDSU Aztecs (MWC) and the USD Toreros (WCC) are NCAA Division I teams. The UCSD Tritons (CCAA) are members of the NCAA Division II while the PLNU Sea Lions (GSAC) are members of the NAIA. San Diego State University athletics http://www. ... The Mountain West Conference (or MWC), the youngest of the College Athletic Conferences affiliated with the NCAA’s Division I-A, officially began operations in July 1999. ... {{Infobox_University name = University of San Diego established = 1949 | type = Private | president = Dr. Mary E. Lyons | city = San Diego | state = California | country = USA | undergrad = 4,904 | faculty = 706 | campus = Urban | mascot = Toreros (Bullfighters) | free_label = Campus name | free = Alcalá Park | website = www. ... The West Coast Conference is an NCAA collegiate athletic conference consisting of eight member schools in California, Oregon, and Washington. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is an intercollegiate athletic conference in the Division II of the NCAA. It was founded in December of 1938 and began competition in 1939. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... Point Loma Nazarene University is a liberal arts university located in San Diego, California on the Point Loma oceanfront. ... The Golden State Athletic Conference is a college athletics conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...


San Diego has been the home of two NBA franchises, the first of which was called the San Diego Rockets. The Rockets represented the city of San Diego from 1967 until 1971. After the conclusion of the 1970-1971 season, they moved to Texas where they became the Houston Rockets. Seven years later, San Diego received a relocated NBA franchise (the Buffalo Braves), which was re-named the San Diego Clippers. The Clippers played in the San Diego Sports Arena from 1978 until 1984. Prior to the start of the 1984-1985 season, the team was moved to Los Angeles, and is now called the Los Angeles Clippers. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Houston Rockets are a professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ...


Other sports franchises that represented San Diego include the San Diego Conquistadors of the American Basketball Association, the San Diego Sockers (which played in various indoor and outdoor soccer leagues during their existence), the San Diego Spirit of the Women's United Soccer Association, and the San Diego Mariners of the World Hockey Association. The San Diego Conquistadors, nicknamed the Qs, were an American Basketball Association team based in San Diego, California. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) was founded in 1967 and eventually merged with the National Basketball Association. ... The San Diego Sockers is a name that has been used by two different soccer teams // Original Team The San Diego Sockers were one of the most successful indoor soccer teams in the sports short history. ... Categories: Stub | United States soccer clubs (defunct) | San Diego sports ... WUSA logo The Womens United Soccer Association formed in 2001 as a soccer league for women in the United States. ... The San Diego Mariners were a hockey team based out of San Diego that played in the World Hockey Association. ... World Hockey Association logo The World Hockey Association (French: Association Mondiale de Hockey) was a professional ice hockey league that operated in North America from 1972 to 1979. ...


Media

San Diego is served by The San Diego Union-Tribune. Another newspaper with high readership in the region is the North County Times, which serves San Diego's North County area. The San Diego Union-Tribune is a daily newspaper published in San Diego, California by the Copley Press. ... The North County Times is a newspaper in north San Diego County, California, which also publishes The Californian in southwest Riverside County. ... North County, photographed north of Vista North San Diego County (locally referred to as North County) refers to the northern portion of San Diego County, a suburban and rural area far from the urban center of San Diego. ...


San Diego's television stations include XETV 6 (FOX), KFMB 8 (CBS), KGTV 10 (ABC), KPBS 15 (PBS), KBNT 17 (Univision), XHAS 33 (Telemundo), KNSD 39 (NBC), XHUPN 49 (UPN), KUSI 51 (Independent), and KSWB 69 (WB). XETV (FOX6) is the Fox television station serving the San Diego market. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... KFMB-TV is the local CBS television affiliate of San Diego. ... CBS (formerly an acronym for Columbia Broadcasting System, the former legal name of the network) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... KGTV is the ABC television affiliate in San Diego, California. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... KPBS is a public broadcasting organization based in San Diego, USA. It serves the San Diego County market with broadcast and high-definition digital television and radio broadcast services. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... KBNT is a Spanish language television station in San Diego, California. ... Univision (pronounced Univisión in Spanish; NYSE: UVN) is the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, and overall, the fifth-largest American network (right behind Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS); and is one of ten major mainstream/commercial broadcast networks in the United States, alongside NBC, CBS... XHAS (Channel 33), commonly identified on the air as XHAS, is the Telemundo-affiliated television station, licensed to Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, with studios and offices in San Diego, California. ... Telemundo is a U.S. television network based in Hialeah, Florida. ... KNSD is an NBC owned-and-operated television station based in San Diego, California. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... XHUPN (Channel 49), commonly identified on the air as XUPN, is the UPN-affiliated television station, licensed to Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, with studios and offices in San Diego, California, United States. ... UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) is a television network in the United States, owned by CBS Corporation, which also owns the more widespread CBS network. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... WB or Wb or wb may stand for: Internet chat slang for welcome back Wachovia Corporation, stock symbol Warner Bros. ...


San Diego in popular culture

  • The film still regarded by many critics as the best of all time, Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, was partially filmed in and around Balboa Park. Some of the buildings were undergoing renovations, and while vacant, the interiors were used to represent Kane's expansive residence. The San Diego Zoo, fully contained within the park to this day, represented Kane's private menagerie.
  • San Diego is the primary setting and filming location for the 1986 movie Top Gun about the real-life TOPGUN program. At the time the movie was made, the TOPGUN program was based at the former Naval Air Station Miramar, which is currently the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, in San Diego. The bar featured in the movie's piano scene, Kansas City BBQ, is on the corner of Kettner Boulevard and West Harbor Drive (near the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel) and contains memorabilia from the film.
  • Other military films and TV series have used the San Diego Naval and Marine bases, aircraft carriers, and other facilities for their projects over the past 50 years or so.
  • San Diego and Los Angeles are part of the futuristic utopian megacity San Angeles in the 1993 movie Demolition Man.
  • In the comic book series Aquaman, half of San Diego was plunged into the Pacific Ocean by an Earthquake. A large number of survivors who were unwittingly mutated into water-breathers due to related illegal genetic experimentation have formed a community known as "Sub Diego" in the remains of the submerged portion of the city.
  • The fictional city of Neptune, California (as portrayed in the hit television show Veronica Mars) is said to be a suburb of San Diego. The entire series is filmed in San Diego. Interior shots are filmed at Stu Seagall Productions, while many exterior shots have been filmed in the San Diego suburbs of La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe. The real Oceanside High School is used as Neptune High School, and San Diego State University has been used as Hearst College.
  • San Diego of the 1970s is the setting for the 2004 comedy film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy starring Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy. The Burgundy character is partially inspired by former San Diego television news personalities. The climatic final scenes take place at the San Diego Zoo.
  • In Jurassic Park II, a T-Rex rampaged through the city. The city was used as the setting of the second half of the film, where a new theme park was to be built (inspired by the actual San Diego Wild Animal Park). Many of the II scenes were filmed in downtown, the harbor, and ports, though the street scenes were filmed in Burbank, CA.
  • The season two finale of television series Quantum Leap, "M.I.A", was based around San Diego's Naval Base.
  • Writer/Director Cameron Crowe attended University of San Diego High School and San Diego City College. He later went "undercover" at Clairemont High School as a student to observe the students, who were the basis for his book and screenplay Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The semi-autobiographical Almost Famous, which Crowe also directed and for which won the Oscar for Original Screenplay, shows numerous shots of San Diego, where main character William Miller grew up. Many of the concert scenes were filmed at the San Diego Sports Arena, the building used as a stand-in for other cities' venues as well.
  • In a 2002 episode of Without A Trace, several agents head to San Diego to investigate the disappearance of a businessman. Several subsequent episodes were filmed with San Diego as the named locale, or as the actual filming location standing in for another city.
  • The double-Oscar winning film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World was partially filmed using real ships and replicas in San Diego Harbor and sailing off the coast. The film made its World Premiere party in San Diego, with the film screening on deck of one of the ships, and with the film's star Russell Crowe in attendance.
  • Season 14 (2004) of The Real World was set in San Diego. The residents lived in Point Loma, and their nightlife escapades took place primarily in Pacific Beach.
  • San Diego is home to the hit Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh. Most of the characters in the show live there.
  • San Diego is the setting for the 1980s detective series Simon and Simon.
  • Much of the movie Bring It On was filmed in various locations in San Diego, including several high schools and San Diego State University.
  • Scenes from the Academy Award-winning movie Traffic were filmed in San Diego. Most of the film takes place in and around San Diego and the bordering city of Tijuana, Mexico.
  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Wrestler and current World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio represents his hometown of San Diego by calling his finishing move 619, the area code of San Diego.

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Cameron Crowe Cameron Crowe (born July 13, 1957) is an American writer and film director. ... University of San Diego High School (USDHS) is a Catholic, co-educational, college preparatory secondary school located in San Diego, California. ... San Diego City College (known more informally as City College) is a public, two-year community college located in San Diego, California. ... The subject of this article might not be notable enough for inclusion in Wikipedia. ... Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American teen film directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe (who wrote both the screenplay and a book of the same name which inspired the movie). ... Almost Famous is also the name of an album by R&B singer Lumidee. ... The iPayOne Center(formerly San Diego Sports Arena) is an indoor arena located on Sports Arena Blvd in Point Loma, San Diego, California off of Interstate 8. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Without a Trace is an American television show set in New York City. ... Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 film directed by Peter Weir and starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen Maturin. ... The San Diego Season of The Real World first aired on MTV in 2004. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the play by Michel Tremblay, see The Real World? The Real World is a reality television program on MTV originally produced by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray. ... Old Point Loma Lighthouse Jon Sullivan Point Loma is a scenic hill that sits atop San Diego Bay, in California, USA. Point Lomas well known landmark is the Cabrillo National Monument, named after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo of Spain, the first European explorer to see San Diego Bay. ... 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Transportation

Public mass transportation

Trolley (LRT) Old Town, San Diego
Trolley (LRT) Old Town, San Diego

San Diego has trolley, bus [2], Coaster [3], and Amtrak service. They primarily serve the downtown and uptown areas. The Amtrak and Coaster trains currently only run along the coastline. A planned trolley extension along the 5 Freeway will link up to the UTC/UCSD areas. Newly expanded Trolley routes and a new underground stop at San Diego State University opened in 2005, with more Coaster train stops and services to be added in 2006 and 2007. Download high resolution version (3440x2368, 590 KB)LRT San Diego This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Download high resolution version (3440x2368, 590 KB)LRT San Diego This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... San Diego, California has a light rail system, which until 2004 was known as the San Diego Trolley, because of the trolley-style German-built vehicles from Siemens-Duwag. ... The San Diego Coaster, or Coaster, is a commuter rail service administered by North County Transit District of San Diego County, California and operated by Amtrak. ... Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida Amtrak’s high-speed Acela Express at Penn Station New York, NY For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ...


The bus is available along almost all major routes within the city proper, although buses tend to be concentrated downtown and around various transit centers. Typical wait times vary from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the location and route. Trollies arrive every 5 to 15 minutes (depending on time of day), with lines extending from Old Town all the way south to the US-Mexico border in San Ysidro, and west-east from Old Town, traversing Mission Valley all the way to neighboring El Cajon and Santee. Ferries are also available every half hour crossing San Diego Bay to Coronado. El Cajon (pronounced el ka-HONE) is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Santee is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Coronado and San Diego, as viewed from the Cabrillo National Monument. ...


Cycling

San Diego's roadway system provides an extensive network of routes for travel by bicycle. The dry and mild climate of San Diego makes cycling a convenient and pleasant year-round option although the city's hilly terrain and canyons somewhat restrict practical use -- a vast majority of cycling related activities are recreational.


Because of these factors and the great distances brought about by the city's growth during the era of California car culture, while recreational cycling is enjoyable, cycling for utilitarian purposes in San Diego is generally limited. Older and denser neighborhoods around the downtown core tend to be friendlier to utility cycling. This is partly because of the grid street patterns now absent in newer developments farther from the urban core, where suburban style arterial roads are much more common. Over the course of the 20th century, the automobile rapidly developed from an expensive technological wonder into the de facto standard for passanger transport. ... Ugandan bicycle taxi or bodaboda Utility cycling encompasses any cycling not done primarily for fitness, recreation such as cycle touring, or sport such as cycle racing, but simply as a means of transport. ...


The city has several segregated bike paths, particularly in newer developments although the majority of road facilities specifically for bicycles are painted on regular roadways. Segregated cycle facilities may consist of a separate road, track, path or lane that is designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ...


Many San Diego cyclists belong to the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition which upholds the rights and interests of cyclists throughout the county.


Air

San Diego International Airport, also known as Lindbergh International Airport or Lindbergh Field, is the primary commercial airport serving San Diego. It is the busiest single-runway airport in the nation, serving over 16 million passengers every year, and is located on San Diego Bay just a mile or two from downtown. Other airports include Brown Field Airport (Brown Field) and Montgomery Field Municipal Airport (Montgomery Field). Control Tower at Lindbergh Field San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN, ICAO: KSAN), also known as Lindbergh Field, is located in San Diego, California. ...


Sea

The Port of San Diego manages the maritime operations of San Diego harbor and the airport. Each year, more and more cruise lines (Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Crystal, etc.) arrive and depart at San Diego's cruise ship terminal at the foot of Broadway downtown. Cruises go to Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean via the Panama Canal. San Diego's port also manages a significant cargo operation which includes imports from South America, vehicle imports from Germany, Japan and Mexico, and other trade operations. A canal tug, making its way down to the Caribbean end of the canal, waits to be joined by a ship in the uppermost chamber of the Gatun Locks. ...


San Diego is home to General Dynamics' National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), the largest and only shipyard on the West Coast of the United States. It is capable of building and repairing large ocean-going vessels. The yard constructs commercial cargo ships and auxiliary vessels for the U.S. Navy and Military Sealift Command, which it has served since 1960. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...


Military institutions

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is about 10 miles (16 km) north of downtown San Diego, California, USA. The United States Marine Corps installation is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Aircraft Group 11, and Marine Aircraft Group 16. ... The edge of Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is located in southern California between the towns of Oceanside and San Clemente. ...

Sister cities

San Diego has fifteen sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept where towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Alcalá de Henares is a Spanish city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Government Country   State Brazil   São Paulo Geographical characteristics Area Total 797. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Cavite City is a 3rd class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Edinburgh (pronounced ; Dùn Èideann () in Scottish Gaelic) is the second-largest city in Scotland and the countrys capital city. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Afghanistan. ... Jalalabad (Persian: Jalālābād, 34°31′N 70°31′E) is the capital of Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, 150 km east of Kabul near the Khyber Pass and west of the Kunar River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Jeonju (Jeonju-si) is a city in and the capital of North Jeolla Province, South Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Plaza Principal Plaza Principal Arco de la Calzada The city of León – officially named León de los Aldamas – is an industrious city in the heart of Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Perth is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Western Australia, and is the fourth largest city in Australia, with a population of approximately 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Abbreviation: Central City (中市) City nickname: The cultural city Capital District West Dist. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ghana. ... Tema, population 209,000 (2005), is a city on the Atlantic Ocean coast, east of the capital city of Accra, in the region of Greater Accra, in Ghana, West Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Tijuana is the largest city in the Mexican state of Baja California and the seat of the municipality of the same name; the citys current mayor is Jorge Hank Rhon of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... City and harbor of Vladivostok with the Statue to the fighters for Soviet power in the Far East (bottom right) Vladivostok (Russian: ) is the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, situated close to the Russo-Chinese border and North Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Warsaw (Polish: , (?), in full The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish: Miasto StoÅ‚eczne Warszawa) is the capital of Poland and its largest city. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Yantai (Simplified Chinese: 烟台; Traditional Chinese: 煙台; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Shandong province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Yokohama City Hall Mayor Hiroshi Nakada Address 〒231-0017 Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Minato-cho 1-1 Phone number 045-671-2121 Official website: Yokohama City Yokohama (Japanese: 横浜市; -shi) is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. ...

See also

List of notable San Diegans This is a list of famous people from San Diego, California. ...


References

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  2. ^ Census Bureau News. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2006-06-21.
  3. ^ USS SAN DIEGO. San Diego Navy Historical Association. Retrieved on 2006-05-03.
  4. ^ SD Daily Transcript. Largest employers in San Diego County. Retrieved on 2006-05-20.
  5. ^ Weather.com
  6. ^ Tony Manolatos and Kristina Davis. "County crows at glowing crime report", The San Diego Union-Tribune, 2006-04-14. Retrieved on 2006-04-29.
  7. ^ S.D. council votes to ban smoking in city parks, beaches. San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved on 2006-06-20.
  1.  | County of San Diego
  1.  | Infoplease - Top 50 Cities in the U.S. by Population
  1.  | CityTown Info- San Diego
  1.  | City of San Diego City of Villages Program General Outline
  1.  | Awards won by the developers of the Uptown District in Hillcrest.

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County of San Diego, California
Cities

Population over 100,000:    San Diego (County seat) • Chula VistaOceansideEscondido
Population 50,000 – 100,000:    CarlsbadEl CajonEncinitasLa MesaLemon GroveNational CitySan MarcosSanteeVista
Population under 50,000:    CoronadoDel MarImperial BeachPowaySolana Beach

Unincorporated communities
AlpineAviaraBonitaBonsallBorrego SpringsBostoniaCamp Pendleton NorthCamp Pendleton SouthCardiff-by-the-Sea • Casa de Oro-Mount Helix • CrestFairbanks RanchFallbrookGranite HillsHarbison Canyon • Hidden Meadows • JamulJulianLa PresaLake San MarcosLakesidePine ValleyRainbowRamonaRancho San DiegoRancho Santa FeSan Diego Country EstatesSpring ValleyValley CenterWinter Gardens

Colleges and Universities
Colleges & Universities:   California State University, San MarcosPoint Loma Nazarene UniversityNational UniversityAlliant International UniversitySan Diego State UniversityUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of San Diego
Two-Year and Community Colleges:   MiraCosta CollegePalomar CollegeSan Diego City CollegeSan Diego Mesa College

State Parks
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park • San Onofre State ParkTorrey Pines State Park Official website: http://www. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Location Location of Chula Vista within San Diego County, California. ... Oceanside is a city in northern San Diego County, California. ... Escondido is a city located in northern San Diego County, California just north of San Diego, California, USA. The name means hidden in Spanish-- it occupies a shallow valley ringed by hills. ... Location Location of Carlsbad within San Diego County, California. ... El Cajon (pronounced el ka-HONE) is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Official website: http://www. ... La Mesa is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Lemon Grove is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... National City is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... San Marcos is a city located in the northern portion of San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 54,977. ... Santee is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Vista is a city located in northern San Diego County, California. ... Coronado and San Diego, as viewed from the Cabrillo National Monument. ... Del Mar is a city in San Diego County, California, United States. ... View of the Pacific Ocean from Imperial Beach Imperial Beach is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Poway is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Solana Beach is a city located in San Diego County, California. ... Alpine is an unincorporated town located in San Diego County, California. ... Aviara The faux-gated community of Aviara is an exclusive resort community nestled in the hills of South Carlsbad, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Batiquitos Lagoon. ... View east from Bonita Downs toward Mount Miguel. ... Bonsall is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Borrego Springs is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Bostonia is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Camp Pendleton North is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Camp Pendleton South is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a beach community tucked between Encinitas and Solana Beach in San Diego County, California. ... Casa de Oro-Mount Helix is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Crest is an unincorporated community located in San Diego County, California. ... Fairbanks Ranch is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Fallbrook is a census-designated place located in northern San Diego County, California. ... Granite Hills is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Harbison Canyon is an unincorporated community located in San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the census-designated place had a total population of 3,645. ... Hidden Meadows is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Jamul is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Julian is an unincorporated community located in San Diego County, California. ... La Presa is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Lake San Marcos is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 4,138. ... Lakeside is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Pine Valley is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Rainbow is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Ramona is an unincorporated town located in San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the census-designated place had a total population of 15,691. ... Rancho San Diego is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Rancho Santa Fe is an unincorporated census-designated place in San Diego County, California, United States. ... San Diego Country Estates is a census-designated place and town in San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 9,262. ... Spring Valley is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Valley Center is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... Winter Gardens is a census-designated place located in San Diego County, California. ... California State University, San Marcos (also known as CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos) opened in 1990 as the 20th campus of the California State University system, the first new campus in nearly 30 years. ... Point Loma Nazarene University is a liberal arts university located in San Diego, California on the Point Loma oceanfront. ... A national university is a university created or run by a national government. ... Alliant International University is an independent, not-for-profit institution of higher education formed in July 2001 as a result of a merger between California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and United States International University (USIU), formerly known as California Western University. ... San Diego State University athletics http://www. ... The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD) is a public, coeducational university located in La Jolla, California. ... {{Infobox_University name = University of San Diego established = 1949 | type = Private | president = Dr. Mary E. Lyons | city = San Diego | state = California | country = USA | undergrad = 4,904 | faculty = 706 | campus = Urban | mascot = Toreros (Bullfighters) | free_label = Campus name | free = Alcalá Park | website = www. ... MiraCosta College is a community college located in the northern coastal region of San Diego County, California. ... Palomar College Palomar College is a community college with multiple campuses in San Diego County, California. ... San Diego City College (known more informally as City College) is a public, two-year community college located in San Diego, California. ... San Diego Mesa College (known more informally as Mesa College or Mesa) is a public, two-year community college located in San Diego, California. ... Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. ... San Onofre State Park, is located in San Diego County, California, USA. Gov. ... Torrey Pines State Park is a coastal state park located in the San Diego, California community of La Jolla, California. ...

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California Topics | Geography | Economy | Government | History | Californians File links The following pages link to this file: California Dana Rohrabacher Los Angeles, California San Francisco Peninsula San Francisco Bay Area Silicon Valley San Diego, California Sacramento, California Sacramento County, California Orange County, California Death Valley San Francisco, California Sierra Nevada (US) Oakland, California Fremont, California San Jose, California... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Greetings from California, vintage large-letter postcard. ... A field of California golden poppies circa 1910. ... This is a partial list of well-known people from California. ...

Capital Sacramento
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Metropolitan areas Bakersfield | Chico | Fresno | Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale | Modesto | Napa | Oakland-Fremont-Hayward | Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura | Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario | Sacramento-Roseville | Salinas | San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos | San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City | San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara | San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles | Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine | Santa Barbara-Santa Maria | Santa Cruz-Watsonville | Santa Rosa-Petaluma | Stockton | Vallejo-Fairfield | Visalia-Porterville | Yuba City
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Note: Counties with over 1 million in population are in bold
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San Diego International Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2129 words)
San Diego International Airport is the busiest single-runway commercial airport in the United States, with approximately 600 departures and arrivals carrying 40,000 passengers each day.
This naming occurred because San Diego holds the honor of being the city from which Charles Lindbergh began the journey that would ultimately become the first solo transatlantic flight.
SAN's only runway is located at the base of the hill, and the steep approach is further complicated by a parking garage under the glidepath.
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Old Town San Diego -- Recreates early California, Its displays, historic buildings, shops and restaurants illustrate the changes that have taken place in San Diego since it was first settled in 1769.
San Diego Ghost Tour -- Take a tour of some of the most famous sites of ghosts, hauntings and supernatural phenomena.
Gaslamp Quarter --"The Historic Heart of San Diego" is just a short walk from the convention center.
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