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City of San Jose

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Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley
Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California
Location of San Jose with the state of California
Location of San Jose with the state of California
Coordinates: 37°18′15″N 121°52′22″W / 37.30417, -121.87278
Country United States
State California
County Santa Clara
Pueblo founded November 29, 1777
Incorporated March 27, 1850
Government
 - Type charter city, mayor-council
 - Mayor Chuck Reed
 - Vice Mayor Dave Cortese
 - City Manager Debra Figone
 - Senate
 - Assembly
Area [1]
 - City 178.2 sq mi (461.5 km²)
 - Land 174.9 sq mi (452.9 km²)
 - Water 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km²)
 - Urban 260.11 sq mi (673.68 km²)
 - Metro 2,694.7 sq mi (6,979.4 km²)
Elevation [2] 85 ft (26 m)
Population (2006)[3][4][5]
 - City 929,936 (10th)
 - Density 5,216.3/sq mi (2,014.4/km²)
 - Urban 1,611,000
 - Metro 7,264,887
 - Demonym San Josean
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95101-95103, 95106, 95108-95139, 95141, 95142, 95148, 95150-95161, 95164, 95170-95173, 95190-95194, 95196
Area code(s) 408
FIPS code 06-68000
GNIS feature ID 1654952
Website: www.sanjoseca.gov
Aerial view of San Jose. The intersection of I-280 and Guadalupe Parkway is shown at bottom. View is to the south.
Aerial view of San Jose. The intersection of I-280 and Guadalupe Parkway is shown at bottom. View is to the south.

San Jose (IPA: /ˌsænhoʊˈzeɪ/) (meaning St. Joseph in Spanish) or San José is the third-largest city in California, and the tenth-largest in the United States. It is the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is located in the Santa Clara Valley, which has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley," at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area. Once a small farming city, San Jose became a magnet for suburban newcomers in new housing developments between the 1960s and the 1990s, and is now the largest city in Northern California. The official United States Census Bureau population estimate for July 1, 2006 is 929,936.[4] The California Department of Finance estimates, San Jose's population on January 1, 2007 was 973,672. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... San José – or its anglicised form San Jose – is the Spanish for Saint Joseph. ... 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Originally known as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777 as the first town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California, which later became Alta California.[6] The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose served as its first capital.[7] After more than 150 years as an agricultural center, increased demand for housing from soldiers and other veterans returning from World War II, as well as aggressive expansion during the 1950s and 1960s, led San Jose to become what would later be known as the Capital of Silicon Valley. Growth in the 1970s attracted more businesses to the city. In the late 1980s, after four decades of heavy development and population growth, San Jose surpassed San Francisco in population to become the third most populous city in California. By the 1990s, San Jose's location within the booming local technology industry earned the city the nickname Capital of Silicon Valley. is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The Spanish colonization of the Americas was Spains conquest, settlement, and rule over much of the western hemisphere from 1492-1898. ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... For other uses, see Monterey (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...

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Name

On April 3, 1979, the San José City Council adopted San José as the spelling of the city name on the city seal, official stationery, office titles and department names. Also, by city council convention, the spelling of San José is used when the name is stated in both uppercase and lowercase letters, but not when the name is stated only in uppercase letters. The name is still more commonly spelled without the diacritical mark as San Jose. The official name of the city remains The City of San Jose with no diacritical mark, according to the City Charter. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... // Councilmember Chuck Reed defeated Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez in the November general election and took the position as Mayor in January 2007. ... Example of a letter with a diacritic A diacritic or diacritical mark, also called an accent, is a small sign added to a letter to alter pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words. ...


History

Prior to western settlement, the area was inhabited by several groups of Ohlone Native Americans[8] Though visited briefly by the English two centuries prior, the first lasting European presence began with a series of Franciscan missions established from 1769 by Father Junípero Serra.[9] On orders from Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa, Spanish Viceroy of New Spain, San Jose was founded by Lieutenant José Joaquín Moraga as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe (in honor of Saint Joseph) on November 29, 1777, to establish a farming community. The town was the first civil settlement in Alta California.[10] // For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the area now known as San Jose was inhabited by several groups of Ohlone Native Americans. ... For the college of the same name, see Ohlone College. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... The Spanish missions in California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order between 1769 and 1823 to spread the Catholic faith among the local Native Americans. ... Blessed Junípero Serra (November 24, 1713 – August 28, 1784) was a Majorcan (Spain) Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California. ... Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa, marqués de Valleheroso y conde de Jerena, Viceroy of New Spain Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa, marqués de Valleheroso y conde de Jerena (sometimes spelled Bucareli y Urzúa) (January 21, 1717, Seville, Spain—April 9, 1779... Viceroys of New Spain Spanish Rule Before Appointment of Viceroy Hernán Cortés, as Governor-General Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán, as Audiencia President . ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... Lieutenant Alferez José Joaquín de la Santísima Trinidad Moraga was an early explorer to Alta California, now known as California. ... For other uses, see Saint Joseph (disambiguation). ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Alta California (Upper California) was formed in 1804 when the province of California, then a part of the Spanish colony of New Spain, was divided in two along the line separating the Franciscan missions in the north from the Dominican missions in the south. ...


In 1797, the pueblo was moved from its original location, near the present-day intersection of Guadalupe Parkway and Taylor Street, to a location in what is now Downtown San Jose. San Jose came under Mexican rule in 1825 after Mexico broke with the Spanish crown. It then became part of the United States, after it capitulated without bloodshed in 1846 and California was annexed.[8] Soon afterwards, on March 27, 1850, San Jose became the first incorporated city in the state, with Josiah Belden its first mayor. The town was the state's first capital, as well as host of the first and second sessions (1850-1851) of the California Legislature. California Highway 87, the Guadalupe Freeway, is a north-south highway entirely within San José, California. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Josiah Belden (1815–1892) was an American pioneer and politician. ... The California State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ...


Though not impacted as severely as San Francisco, San Jose suffered damage from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Over 100 people died at the Agnews Asylum (later Agnews State Hospital) after its walls and roof collapsed,[11] and the San Jose High School's three-story stone was also destroyed. During World War II many Japanese were sent to internment camps[citation needed] and, following the Los Angeles zoot suit riots, anti-Mexican violence took place in the summer of 1943.[citation needed] This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Sarah San Francisco Earthquake redirects here. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The word internment is generally used to refer to the imprisonment or confinement of people, generally in prison camps or prisons, without due process of law and a trial. ... 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. ... Zoot Suit riots, June 1943 For the swing album by Cherry Poppin Daddies, see Zoot Suit Riot (album) The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots that erupted in Los Angeles, California during World War II, between sailors and soldiers stationed in the city and Mexican American youths, who...


As World War II started, the city's economy shifted from agriculture (the Del Monte cannery was the largest employer) to industrial manufacturing with the contracting of the Food Machinery Corporation (FMC) by the United States War Department to build 1000 Landing Vehicle Tracked.[12] After World War II, FMC (later United Defense, and currently BAE Systems) continued as a defense contractor, with the San Jose facilities designing and manufacturing military platforms such as the M113 Armored Personnel Carrier, the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and various subsystems of the M1 Abrams.[13] IBM established its West Coast headquarters in San Jose in 1943 and opened a downtown research and development facility in 1952. Both would prove to be harbingers for the economy of San Jose, as Reynold Johnson and his team would later invent RAMAC, as well as the disc drive, and the technological side of San Jose's economy grew.[14] Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Del Monte Foods (NYSE: DLM) is an American food production and distribution company based in San Francisco, California. ... Gentgeen 08:41, 28 January 2006 (UTC) Category: ... The United States Department of War was the military department of the United States governments executive branch from 1789 until 1949, when it became part of the United States Department of Defense. ... The Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) was an amphibious vehicle used by the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Army during World War II. It was widely known as amphtrack, amtrak, amtrac etc. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... United Defense Industries was a United States defense contractor which is now part of BAE Systems Land and Armaments. ... , BAE Systems plc (BAE) is a British defence and aerospace company headquartered at Farnborough, England, UK, that has worldwide interests, particularly in North America through its subsidiary BAE Systems Inc. ... A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ... The M113 is an armored personnel carrier family of vehicles in use with the US military and many other nations. ... General Characteristics (M2 Bradley) Length: 21 ft 2 in (6. ... The M1 Abrams is a military tank produced in the United States. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... Reynold Johnson (1906-1998) was an American inventor and computer pioneer. ... RAMAC is an IBM trademark for mass storage products. ... Disc Drive or Disc drive might refer to: Disk drive is a form of data storage for computers DiscDrive is the afternoon show on CBC Radio Two This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Downtown San Jose looking over the Tech Museum towards Mount Hamilton; hills in the background show their winter green color.
Downtown San Jose looking over the Tech Museum towards Mount Hamilton; hills in the background show their winter green color.

During the 1950s and 1960s, city manager Dutch Hamann led the city in a major growth campaign. The city annexed adjacent areas, such as Alviso and Cambrian Park, providing large areas for suburbs. An anti-growth reaction to the effects of rapid development emerged in the 1970s championed by mayors Norman Mineta and Janet Gray Hayes. Despite establishing an urban growth boundary, development fees, and incorporations of Campbell and Cupertino, development was not slowed, but rather directed into already incorporated areas.[12] San Jose's position in Silicon Valley triggered more economic and population growth, which led to the highest housing costs increase in the nation, 936% between 1976 and 2001.[15] Efforts to increase density continued into 1990s when an update of the 1974 urban plan kept the urban growth boundaries intact and voters rejected a ballot measure to ease development restrictions in the foothills. Sixty percent of the housing built in San Jose since 1980 and over three-quarters of the housing built since 2000 have been multifamily structures, reflecting a political propensity toward Smart Growth planning principles.[16] Download high resolution version (1000x667, 184 KB)Downtown San Jose, California from the Adobe towers. ... Download high resolution version (1000x667, 184 KB)Downtown San Jose, California from the Adobe towers. ... The Tech Museum of Innovation, or simply The Tech, is a museum located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in downtown San Jose, California USA. Focusing on technology and its effects, The Tech serves as an important educational and cultural resource for tourists and local residents alike. ... Mount Hamilton is a mountain in Californias Diablo Range. ... Anthony P. Hamann, better known as A. P. Hamann or Dutch, was the city manager of San Jose, California, USA, from 1950 to 1969, longer than any other manager in the citys history. ... Alviso is a small community in Santa Clara County, California. ... Cambrian Park is a census-designated place and neighborhood of San Jose, California. ... Norman Yoshio Mineta (born November 12, 1931) is a United States politician of the Democratic Party. ... UGB redirects here. ... Campbell is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, part of Silicon Valley. ... Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... Smart growth is a concept and term used by those who seek to identify a set of policies governing transportation and land use planning policy for urban areas that benefits communities and preserves the natural environment. ...


Law and government

The San Jose City Hall opened in 2005.
The San Jose City Hall opened in 2005.
See also: San José City Council, List of mayors of San Jose, California, and List of city managers of San Jose, California

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 200 KB) Summary The new City Hall of San Jose, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 200 KB) Summary The new City Hall of San Jose, California. ... San José City Hall. ... // Councilmember Chuck Reed defeated Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez in the November general election and took the position as Mayor in January 2007. ... This is a list of Mayors of San Jose, California from its incorporation in 1850. ...

Local

San Jose is a charter city under California law, giving it the power to enact local ordinances that may conflict with state law, within the limits provided by the charter.[17] The city has a council-manager government with a city manager nominated by the mayor and elected by the city council. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Incorporated town. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


The San José City Council is made up of ten council members elected by districts, and a mayor elected in an at-large election. During city council meetings, the mayor presides, and all eleven members can vote on any issue. The mayor has no veto powers. Council members and the mayor are elected to four-year terms; the even-numbered district council members beginning in 1994; the mayor and the odd-numbered district council members beginning in 1996. Council members and the mayor are limited to two successive terms in office, although a council member that has reached the term limit can be elected mayor, and vice versa. The council elects a vice-mayor from the members of the council at the second meeting of the year following a council election. This council member has the right to act as mayor during the temporary absence of the mayor, but does not have the right of succession to the mayor's office upon a vacancy.[18] // Councilmember Chuck Reed defeated Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez in the November general election and took the position as Mayor in January 2007. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the city, and must present an annual budget for approval by the city council. When the office is vacant, the Mayor proposes a candidate for City Manager, subject to council approval. The council appoints the Manager for an indefinite term, and may at any time remove the manager, or the electorate may remove the manager through a recall election. Other city officers appointed by the council are the City Attorney, City Auditor, City Clerk, and Independent Police Auditor.[18] For the rental car company, see Budget Rent a Car. ... A recall election is a procedure by which voters can remove an elected official from office. ...


Like all California cities except San Francisco, both the levels and the boundaries of what the city government controls is determined by the local county Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).[19] The goal of a LAFCO is to try to avoid uncontrolled urban sprawl. The Santa Clara County LAFCO has set boundaries of San Jose's "Sphere of Influence" (indicated by the blue line in the map near the top of the page) as a superset of the actual city limits (the yellow area in the map), plus parts of the surrounding unincorporated county land, where San Jose can, for example, prevent development of fringe areas to concentrate city growth closer to the city's core. The LAFCO also defines a subset of the Sphere as an 'Urban Service Area' (indicated by the red line in the map), effectively limiting development to areas where urban infrastructure (sewers, electrical service, etc.) already exists. Urban sprawl, also known as suburban sprawl, is the spreading out of a city and its suburbs over rural land at the fringe of an urban area. ...


San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County.[20] Accordingly, many county government facilities are located in the city, including the office of the County Executive, the Board of Supervisors, the District Attorney's Office, eight courthouses of the Superior Court, the Sheriff's Office, and the County Clerk.[21] A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ...


State and Federal

In the state legislature San Jose is located in the 10th, 11th, 13th, and 15th Senate Districts, represented by Democrats Ellen Corbett, Joe Simitian, and Elaine Alquist, and Republican Abel Maldonado respectively, and in the 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 27th, and 28th Assembly Districts, represented by Democrats Alberto Torrico, Ira Ruskin, Sally Lieber, Joe Coto, Jim Beall, John Laird, and Anna M. Caballero respectively. Federally, San Jose is located in California's 14th, 15th, and 16th congressional districts, which have Cook PVIs of D +18, D +14, and D +16 respectively[22] and are represented by Democrats Anna Eshoo, Mike Honda, and Zoe Lofgren respectively. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Ellen M. Corbett (born 31 December 1954) is a Democratic politician from San Leandro, California. ... S. Joseph Joe Simitian is a Democratic California State Senator, who was elected to replace the term-limited Byron Sher in the 2004 elections. ... Elaine White Alquist (born 1944) is currently a Democratic State Senator from Californias 13th Senate District. ... GOP redirects here. ... Abel Maldonado (born August 21, 1967) is a Republican U.S. politician, who is currently a California State Senator and a candidate for California State Controller. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Alberto Torrico has been a member of the California State Assembly since December of 2004 after Assemblyman John Dutra was term limited. ... Ira Ruskin is a Democratic California State Assemblyman and former Redwood City, California Council member. ... Joe Coto is a Democratic State Assembly member from San Jose, California. ... James T. Beall Jr. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... California congressional districts since 2003. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... Anna Georges Eshoo (born December 13, 1942) is an American politician who has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 14th District of California, the heart of Silicon Valley (see map). ... Michael Makoto Mike Honda (Japanese: 本田 誠 born June 27, 1941) is an American Democratic politician. ... Zoe Lofgren Zoe Lofgren (born Sue Lofgren on December 21, 1947), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 16th District of California (map), based in San Jose. ...


Several state and federal agencies maintain offices in San Jose. The city is the location of the Sixth District of the California Courts of Appeal.[23] It is also home to one of the courthouses of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.[24] The California Courts of Appeal are the state intermediate appellate courts in the U.S. state of California. ... The United States District Court for the Northern District of California is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction comprises following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Sonoma. ...


Crime

San Jose considers itself one of the safest large cities in the United States. During the 1990s and 2000s, the crime rate fell [25], but it did not fall as fast as crime rates in most American cities during the same time period [26]. However, as of the end of 2007, San Jose has lost that title[27]. The designation is based on crime statistics reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in six categories: murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and auto theft. Current mayor ,Chuck Reed, is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[28] an organization formed in 2006 and co-chaired by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Thomas Menino. F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... Aggravated assault is a form of violent crime. ... Motor vehicle theft is a crime of theft. ... Chuck Reed (born Charles Rufus Reed in 1948) is an American politician. ... The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ...


Sister cities

The Office of Economic Development coordinates the San Jose Sister City Program which is part of Sister Cities International. As of 2006, there are seven sister cities [29]: Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering town twinning, especially between cities in the United States and cities in other countries. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Geography

Looking west over northern San Jose (downtown is at far left) and other parts of Silicon Valley. See an up-to-the-minute view of San Jose from the Mount Hamilton web camera. http://mthamilton.ucolick.org/hamcam/
Looking west over northern San Jose (downtown is at far left) and other parts of Silicon Valley. See an up-to-the-minute view of San Jose from the Mount Hamilton web camera. http://mthamilton.ucolick.org/hamcam/

San Jose is located at 37°18′15″N, 121°52′22″W (37.304051, −121.872734). View looking west across Silicon Valley from South Rim Trail at Alum Rock Park. ... View looking west across Silicon Valley from South Rim Trail at Alum Rock Park. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 178.2 square miles (461.5 km²)[30], of which 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²; 1.86%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...


San Jose lies near the San Andreas Fault; a major source of earthquake activity in California. The most serious earthquake, in 1906, damaged many buildings in San Jose as described earlier. Earlier significant quakes rocked the city in 1839, 1851, 1858, 1864, 1865, 1868, and 1891.[citation needed] The Daly City Earthquake of 1957 caused some damage. The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 also did some damage to parts of the city. The other faults near San Jose are the Monte Vista Fault, South Hayward Fault, Northern Calaveras Fault, and Central Calaveras Fault. View of the San Andreas Fault on the Carrizo Plain in central California, 35°07N, 119°39W The San Andreas Fault is a geological fault that runs a length of roughly 800 miles (1300 kilometres) through western and southern California in the United States. ... This article is about the natural seismic phenomenon. ... Daly City is a city located in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... The Loma Prieta earthquake was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area of California on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p. ... For recent activity in the region shown on this map see the USGS map for this location. ...


The Guadalupe River runs from the Santa Cruz Mountains (which separate the South Bay from the Pacific Coast) flowing north through San Jose, ending in the San Francisco Bay at Alviso. Along the southern part of the river is the neighborhood of Almaden Valley, originally named for the mercury mines which produced mercury needed for gold extraction from quartz during the California Gold Rush as well as mercury fulminate blasting caps and detonators for the U.S. military from 1870 to 1945.[citation needed] The Guadalupe River is a short river in California that runs from the Santa Cruz Mountains flowing north through San Jose, California, and emptying into the San Francisco Bay at Alviso. ... The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California, United States. ... Alviso is a small community in Santa Clara County, California. ... Almaden Valley (often just called Almaden) is a neighborhood in the south of San Jose, California, USA, roughly equivalent to the 95120 ZIP Code. ... This article is about the element. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... For other uses, see Quartz (disambiguation). ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... Mercury fulminate (Hg(ONC)2) is a primary explosive. ...


The lowest point in San Jose is 13 feet (4 m) below sea level at the San Francisco Bay in Alviso;[31] the highest is 4,372 feet (1,333 m) at Copernicus Peak, Mount Hamilton, which is technically outside the city limit. Due to the proximity to Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton, San Jose has taken several steps to reduce light pollution, including replacing all street lamps and outdoor lighting in private developments with low pressure sodium lamps.[32] To recognize the city's efforts, the asteroid 6216 San Jose was named after the city.[33] For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... Mount Hamilton is a mountain in Californias Diablo Range. ... The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory, owned and operated by the University of California. ... This time exposure photo of New York City shows sky glow, one form of light pollution. ... A sodium vapor lamp is a gas discharge lamp which uses sodium in an excited state to produce light. ... For other uses, see Asteroid (disambiguation). ...


Climate

Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range, showing summer's golden mantle. Dark green areas in hills are primarily scrub oak and other low-growing shrubs. The white domes on top are UCSC's Lick Observatory
Mount Hamilton, in the Diablo Range, showing summer's golden mantle. Dark green areas in hills are primarily scrub oak and other low-growing shrubs. The white domes on top are UCSC's Lick Observatory
Mount Hamilton in January, with morning fog clearing away.
Mount Hamilton in January, with morning fog clearing away.

San Jose, like most of the Bay Area, has a Mediterranean climate.[34] Unlike San Francisco, which is exposed to the ocean or Bay on three sides and whose temperature therefore varies relatively little year-round and overnight, San Jose lies further inland, protected on three sides by mountains. This shelters the city from rain and makes it more of a semiarid, near-desert area, with a mean annual rainfall of only 14.4 inches (366 mm), compared to some other parts of the Bay Area, which can get up to four times that amount. It also avoids San Francisco's omnipresent fog most of the year.[35] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Diablo Range is a large group of mountain chains and ranges in western California. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ...  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... The steppe of Western Kazakhstan in early spring In physical geography, steppe (from Slavic step) is a plain without trees (apart from those near rivers and lakes); it is similar to a prairie, although a prairie is generally reckoned as being dominated by tall grasses, while short grasses are said...


However, temperatures are generally moderate. January's average high is 59 °F (15 °C) and average low is 42 °F (6 °C), with overnight freezes several nights each year; July's average high is 84 °F (29 °C) and average low is 58 °F (14 °C), with heat exceeding 100 °F (38 °C) several days each year. The highest temperature ever recorded in San Jose was 109 °F (42.8 °C) on June 14, 2000; the lowest was 17 °F (-8.3 °C) on January 9, 1920 and January 10, 1920. Temperatures between night and day can vary by 30 or 40 °F (17 to 22 °C). Temperatures exceed 90°F (32°C) on an average of 18.3 days annually, and drop to 32°F (0°C) or lower on an average of 5.6 days annually.


With the light rainfall, San Jose experiences over 300 days a year of full or significant sunshine. Rain occurs primarily in the months from October through April or May, with hardly any rainfall from June through September. During the winter, hillsides and fields turn green with grasses and vegetation, although deciduous trees are bare; with the coming of the annual summer dry period, the vegetation dies and dries, giving the hills a golden cover, which some find beautiful but which also provides fuel for frequent grass fires. For other uses, see Deciduous (disambiguation). ... Fire in San Bernardino, California Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire in wildland often caused by lightning; other common causes are human carelessness and arson. ...


Measurable precipitation falls in downtown San Jose on an average of 58 days a year. Annual precipitation has ranged from 6.12 inches in 1953 to 32.57 inches in 1983. The most precipitation in one month was 10.23 inches in February 1998. The maximum 24-hour rainfall was 3.60 inches on January 30, 1968. Although the summer is normally quite dry in San Jose, a very heavy thunderstorm on August 21, 1968, brought 1.92 inch of rain, causing some localized flooding.[36]


The snow level drops as low as 2,000 ft (610 m) above sea level, or lower, occasionally each winter, coating nearby Mount Hamilton, and less frequently the Santa Cruz Mountains, with snow that normally lasts a few days. This sometimes snarls traffic traveling on State Route 17 towards Santa Cruz. Snow occasionally falls in San Jose, but until recently, the most recent snow to remain on the ground was on February 5, 1976, when many residents around the city saw as much as 3 inches (7.6 cm) on car and roof tops. The official observation station measured only 0.5 inch of snow. However, in March of 2006, a smaller amount, up to one inch (2.5 cm) of snow fell in downtown San Jose as well as other areas around the city at elevations of only 90 feet (27 m) to 200 feet (61 m) above sea level. For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ... Mount Hamilton is a mountain in Californias Diablo Range. ... The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California, United States. ... JUNCTION MILE POST I-880 SCL 13. ... For other uses, see Santa Cruz. ...


Like most of the Bay Area, San Jose is made up of dozens of microclimates. Downtown San Jose experiences the lightest rainfall in the city, while South San Jose, only 10 miles (16 km) distant, experiences more rainfall and slightly more extreme temperatures. Microclimate on rock located in intertidal zone on rock at Sunrise-on Sea Tree ferns thrive in a protected dell at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, in Cornwall, England, latitude 50° 15N A microclimate is a local atmospheric zone where the climate differs from the surrounding area. ...


Economy

Adobe Systems headquarters
Adobe Systems headquarters

The large concentration of high-technology engineering, computer, and microprocessor companies around San Jose has led the area to be known as Silicon Valley. As the largest city in the valley, San Jose has billed itself "the capital of Silicon Valley." Area schools such as University of California, Berkeley, San José State University, Santa Clara University, and Stanford University pump thousands of engineering and computer science graduates into the local economy every year. Headquarters of Adobe Systems in Downtown San Jose, California. ... Headquarters of Adobe Systems in Downtown San Jose, California. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ... The Santa Clara Mission is a notable on-campus landmark. ... Stanford redirects here. ...


High economic growth during the tech bubble caused employment, housing prices, and traffic congestion to peak in the late 1990s. As the economy slowed in the early 2000s, employment and traffic congestion diminished somewhat. In the mid-2000s, traffic along major highways again began to worsen as the economy improved. San Jose had 405,000 jobs within its city limits in 2006, and an unemployment rate of 4.6%. In 2000, San Jose residents had the highest median household income of any city with a population over 300,000, and currently has the highest median income of any city with over 225,000 people.[citation needed] The dot-com bubble was a speculative bubble covering roughly 1995–2001 during which stock markets in Western nations saw their value increase rapidly from growth in the new Internet sector and related fields. ... The highest income places in the United States are usually considered to be in the Northeast; forty-one of the 100 highest income counties by per capita income are located in the Northeast (including Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) and forty-six by median household income. ...


San Jose lists 25 companies with 1,000 employees or more, including the headquarters of Adobe Systems, BEA Systems, Cisco, and eBay, as well as major facilities for Flextronics, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Hitachi and Lockheed Martin. Sizable government employers include the city government, Santa Clara County, and San José State University. [37] Adobe Systems (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: ) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Adobe was founded in December 1982[1] by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell... BEA Systems, Inc. ... Cisco Systems, Inc. ... This article is about the online auction center. ... Flextronics International Ltd. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ... It has been suggested that Hitachi Works be merged into this article or section. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ...


The cost of living in San Jose and the surrounding areas is among the highest in California and the nation.[1] Housing costs are the primary reason for the high cost of living, although the costs in all areas tracked by ACCRA are above the national average. Despite the high cost of living in San Jose, households in city limits have the highest disposable income of any city in the U.S. with over 500,000 residents [38][39]. For other uses, see The Cost of Living. ... For the album by punk rock band, Snuff, see Disposable Income (album) Disposable income is the total amount of income an individual makes after direct taxes. ...


San Jose residents produce more U.S. patents than any other city.[40] Thirty-five percent of all venture capital funds in the U.S. are invested in San Jose and Silicon Valley companies.[41] For other uses, see Patent (disambiguation). ... Venture capital is a general term to describe financing for startup and early stage businesses as well as businesses in turn around situations. ...


Demographics

This thematic map shows the large Asian American population in Cupertino, and the North Valley.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 21,500
1910 28,946 34.6%
1920 39,642 37.0%
1930 57,651 45.4%
1940 68,457 18.7%
1950 95,280 39.2%
1960 204,196 114.3%
1970 459,913 125.2%
1980 629,442 36.9%
1990 782,248 24.3%
2000 894,943 14.4%
Est. 2007 973,672 8.8%
historical data source: [42]
See also: Maps of San Jose, California

As of the census[43] of 2000, there were 894,943 people, 276,598 households, and 203,576 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,117.9 people per square mile (1,976.1/km²). There were 281,841 housing units at an average density of 1,611.8 per square mile (622.3/km²). The Census Bureau's 2006 American Community Survey estimated the racial or ethnic makeup of the city as 46.96% White (31.34% White Non-Hispanic), 30.49% Asian, 0.45% Pacific Islander, 2.92% African American, 0.54% Native American, 15.11% from other races, and 3.52% from two or more races. 32.16% of the population were Hispanic of any race. 38.63% of the population was foreign born.[44] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ... North Valley is a neighborhood in Santa Clara County, California, that includes Milpitas and Berryessa. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... These thematic maps of the San Jose, California metropolitan area illustrate the different neighborhoods and the contrasting demographics of the diverse city. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 276,598 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.62. Matrimony redirects here. ...

Age distribution
Age distribution

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males. Download high resolution version (835x359, 16 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (835x359, 16 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


According to a 2006 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was the highest in the US for any city with more than a quarter million residents with $73,804 annually. The median income for a family was $83,089.[2] Males had a median income of $49,347 versus $36,936 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,697. About 6.0% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% 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. ...


According to California Department of Finance estimates, San Jose's population on January 1, 2007 was 973,672, third in the state behind Los Angeles and San Diego. The estimate indicated a growth of 1.6 percent from the previous year.[45] According to United States Census Bureau estimates, as of July 1, 2005, San Jose had a population of 912,332, making it the tenth most populous city in the United States.[46] Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... San Diego redirects here. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


San Jose has a very diverse religious life with thousands of churches, mosques, temples, and religious centers.[citation needed] San Jose and the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area is home to many Christian congregations (including large, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches[47], Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses) alongside centers of Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Hare Krishna,[48] and Sikh faiths among numerous other religious communities. For the architectural structure, see Church (building). ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... Temple of Hephaestus, an Doric Greek temple in Athens with the original entrance facing east, 449 BC (western face depicted) For other uses, see Temple (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Eastern Orthodoxy (also called Greek Orthodoxy and Russian Orthodoxy) is a Christian tradition which represents the majority of Eastern Christianity. ... This article is about the history and use of the word Mormon. For information about the religious beliefs and culture of Mormons, see Mormonism. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... Hare Krishna Mantra in Devanagari The Hare Krishna mantra, also referred to reverentially as the Maha Mantra (Great Mantra), is a sixteen-word Vaishnava mantra made well known outside of India by the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (commonly known as the Hare Krishnas).[1] It is believed by practitioners... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ...


When it comes to dealing with such a diverse demographic, San Jose has a relatively easy situation with race relations[citation needed]. A high percentage of foreign-born live in the city[citation needed], including many high-tech workers from East and South Asia. The people from these countries have settled in the city and across the Santa Clara Valley during the last three decades. Many Central American, Southeast Asian and Eastern European immigrants have lived in San Jose since the late 1970s and early 1980s[citation needed]. A large, multi-generational Hispanic barrio is in the Alum Rock district. Many Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans thrive downtown on the streets of Guadalupe and Almaden. This article is about the geographical region. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Statistical regions of Europe as delineated by the United Nations (UN definition of Eastern Europe marked red):  Northern Europe  Western Europe  Eastern Europe  Southern Europe Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current borders: Russia (dark orange), other countries formerly part of the USSR... Look up barrios in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


San Jose has the distinction of being the U.S. city with the largest Vietnamese American population.[49] Municipal signs and brochures are sometimes displayed in Vietnamese language in addition to English and Spanish. In an effort to cater to this demographic, the San Jose Mercury News published a Vietnamese-language newspaper from 1999–2005 called Viet Mercury. The following is a list of U.S. cities with large Vietnamese American populations. ...


Arts and architecture

San Jose's downtown architecture is noted more for its limited height than for any particular buildings{or}. Because the downtown area is in the flight path to nearby Mineta San Jose International Airport, there is a permanent height limit for all buildings.The height limit is dictated by Federal Aviation Administration guidelines known as advisory circulars. The height limit is driven by the distance from the runway and a slope defined by the FAA in the previously mentioned guidelines. Core downtown buildings are limited to approximately 300 feet but can get taller the further from the airport.[citation needed]. There has been broad criticism over the past few decades of the city's architecture[original research?]. Citizens have complained that San Jose is lacking in aesthetically pleasing architectural styles. Blame for this lack of architectural "beauty" can be assigned to the re-development of the downtown area from the 1950s onward, in which whole blocks of historic commercial and residential structures were demolished[original research?]. Exceptions to this include the Downtown Historic District, the De Anza Hotel, and the Hotel Sainte Claire, all of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places for their architectural significance. The Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport is a medium-sized airport in San José, California. ... The Downtown Historic District of San Jose, California is an area of the city roughly the size of one square block. ... The De Anza Hotel is a hotel in San Jose, California. ... The Hotel Sainte Claire is a hexagonal six-story hotel in downtown San Jose, California, one of the citys most recognized architectural landmarks. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Municipal building projects have experimented more with architectural styles than have most private enterprises[original research?]. The Children's Discovery Museum, Tech Museum of Innovation, and the San Jose Repertory Theater building have experimented with bold colors and unusual exteriors. The new City Hall, designed by Richard Meier & Partners opened in 2005 and is a notable addition to the growing collection of municipal building projects.[original research?]


Public art is an evolving attraction in the city. The City was one of the first[citation needed] to adopt a public art ordinance at 2% of capital improvement building project budgets[citation needed], and the results of this commitment are beginning to have an impact on the visual landscape of the City. There is a considerable amount of pieces throughout the downtown area, and a growing collection in the City's neighborhood newer civic locations including libraries, parks, and fire stations. Of particular note, the Mineta Airport expansion will incorporate a program of Art & Technology into its development.


Within the early efforts at public art, there are notable controversies. Two examples, include the statue of Quetzalcoatl (the plumed serpent) in downtown which was controversial in its planning because some religious groups felt that it was pagan, and controversial in its implementation because many felt that the final statue by Robert Graham did not closely resemble a winged serpent, and was more noted for its expense than its aesthetics. This has resulted in a common inside joke among locals, who insist it closely resembles a pile of feces. It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Robert Graham (born August 19, 1938, in Mexico City) is a sculptor based in the state of California in the United States of America. ... Horse feces Feces, faeces, or fæces (see spelling differences) is a waste product from an animals digestive tract expelled through the anus (or cloaca) during defecation. ...


The statue of Thomas Fallon also met strong resistance from those who felt that people like him were largely responsible for the decimation of early native populations and Chicano/Latino activists protested he captured San Jose by violent force in the Mexican-American war (1846) as well "repressed" historic documents of Fallon ordered the expulsion of most of the city's Californio (early Spanish or Mexican) residents. In October 1991 after protests in part of Columbus Day and Dia de la Raza celebrations, the Fallon statue plan was scrapped and the statue was stored in a warehouse in Oakland for more than a decade. The statue was returned to public display in 2002, albeit in a less conspicuous location: Pellier Park, a small triangular patched formed by the merge of West Julian and West St. James streets.[50] For other uses, see Chicano (disambiguation). ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000... Languages Spanish Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Mediterranean Amerindian Mestizo The Californios were Spanish-speaking inhabitants of Alta California, first a part of New Spain, later of Mexico. ... Columbus Day is a holiday celebrating the anniversary of Christopher Columbuss arrival in the Americas, which happened on the October 12, 1492 in the Julian calendar, or October 21, 1492 in the modern Gregorian calendar. ... Columbus Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries in the Americas, commemorating the date of Christopher Columbuss arrival in the New World in 1492. ... Oakland redirects here. ...


In 2001, the city sponsored SharkByte, an exhibit of decorated sharks, based on the mascot of the hockey team, the San Jose Sharks, and modeled after Chicago's display of decorated cows.[51] Large models of sharks were decorated in a variety of clever, colorful, or creative ways by local artists and were then displayed for months at dozens of locations around the city. Many displays were removed early because of vandalism. After the exhibition, the sharks were auctioned off and the proceeds donated to charity. The sharks can still be found in their new owners' homes and businesses. For other uses, see Shark (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


In 2006, Adobe Systems in commissioned a kinetic art installation titled San Jose Semaphore by Ben Rubin, which resides at the top of its headquarters building. Semaphore is comprised of four lighted discs which "rotate" to transmit a message. The content of the San Jose Semaphore’s message remained a mystery until it was deciphered in August 2007.[52] The visual art installation is supplemented with an audio track, transmitted from the building on a low-power AM station. The audio track provides clues to decode the message being transmitted. Adobe Systems (pronounced a-DOE-bee IPA: ) (NASDAQ: ADBE) (LSE: ABS) is an American computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California, USA. Adobe was founded in December 1982[1] by John Warnock and Charles Geschke, who established the company after leaving Xerox PARC in order to develop and sell...


The city is home to many performance arts, including Opera San Jose, Symphony Silicon Valley, Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, Children's Musical Theater of San Jose (recognized as the largest and most talented youth theatre company in the nation), the San Jose Repertory Theatre, and American Musical Theatre of San Jose. San Jose also is home to the San Jose Museum of Art,[53] one of the nation's premiere Modern Art museums. In addition, the annual Cinequest Film Festival in downtown has grown to over 60,000 attendees per year, becoming an important festival for independent films. Opera San Jose is the professional opera company in San Jose, California, USA, founded in 1984 by Irene Dalis. ... Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley in San Jose, California, USA, was originally founded in 1986 as San Jose Cleveland Ballet, co-venture with the ten-year old Cleveland Ballet, offering to the dancers added performing exposure, and to each city a great ballet company for a moderate, shared investment. ... The Reps theatre, with signs promoting its production of Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw. ... The Cinequest Film Festival is the first major annual independent film festival held after the Academy Awards. ... A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of films in one or more movie theaters or screening venues. ... An independent film, or indie film, is a film that is produced outside of the studio system. ...


The HP Pavilion at San José is one of the most active venues for events in the world. According to Billboard Magazine and Pollstar, the arena sold the most tickets to non-sporting events of any venue in the United States, and third in the world after the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, and the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for the period from January 1September 30, 2004. Including sporting events, the HP Pavilion averages 184 events a year, or roughly one event for every two days, which is significantly higher than the average for NHL arenas. The HP Pavilion at San Jose, commonly called The Shark Tank, The Tank, both of which come from its primary tenant, or, just simply, the HP Pavillion , or less often as San Jose Arena (after its former name), is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Manchester Evening News Arena or M.E.N. Arena (commonly referred to as just The M.E.N. or simply Manchester Arena) is a large indoor arena in Manchester, England. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Bell Centre (French: ), formerly known as the Molson Centre, has been the home of the Montreal Canadiens since March 16, 1996 when they hosted the New York Rangers (a game which they won 4-2). ... This article needs cleanup. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sports

See also: Sports in San Francisco Bay Area
Club Sport Founded League Venue
San Jose Sharks Hockey 1991 National Hockey League: Western Conference HP Pavilion at San José
San Jose Earthquakes Soccer 1995 Major League Soccer: Western Conference Buck Shaw Stadium
Real San Jose Soccer 2006 National Premier Soccer League Yerba Buena High School
San Jose Frogs Soccer 2006 USL Premier Development League PAL Stadium
San Francisco Dragons Lacrosse 2006 Major League Lacrosse (field/outdoor) Spartan Stadium
San Jose Giants Baseball 1988 California League San Jose Municipal Stadium
San Jose SaberCats Arena Football 1995 Arena Football League HP Pavilion at San José
San Jose Stealth Lacrosse 2003 National Lacrosse League (box/arena/indoor) HP Pavilion at San José

The only "Big Four" team to play in San Jose is the San Jose Sharks of the NHL. The Sharks began play as an expansion team in 1991. As of the 2007-08 NHL Season, the Sharks have become extremely popular in San Jose and are one of the top draws in the NHL selling out nearly all of their home games. The team is still yet to win the Stanley Cup, but if they do it would be the first major professional sports team from San Jose to win a championship. The closest the team ever came to a Stanley Cup championship was in 2004 when they lost in the Western Conference Final to the Calgary Flames. The Sharks play home games at the HP Pavillion in San Jose and is a member of the NHL's Pacific Division in the Western Conference. They have intense rivialries with the Colorado Avalanche and Detroit Red Wings as well as geographic rivalries with the Los Angeles Kings and the 2007 Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks. 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San Jose has had previous attempts to draw teams from Major League Baseball, the NFL and the NBA by offering stadium deals or attracting relocating sports teams. In 1991 the San Francisco Giants baseball team nearly closed the deal to play in San Jose.[citation needed] In November 2007, MLB's Oakland Athletics (A's) submitted plans to the neighboring city of Fremont in Alameda County for a 32,000 seat stadium with a planned opening for the 2011 season. Since the mid-1990s, numerous attempts to move the team to San Jose or Santa Clara never materialized due to territorial restrictions that places San Jose into neighboring National League's San Francisco Giants territory. Nevertheless, the proposed Cisco Field (naming rights were purchased in 2006 by San Jose-based networking company Cisco Systems) will be five to eight miles (8 to 13 kilometers) north of San Jose's city limits via Interstate 880. This is possible because the A's own territorial rights for Alameda County, which borders much of San Jose to the north. Since the team will be located closer to San Jose than its current home in Oakland if the plan goes through, speculation on a name change to more closely identify with San Jose and its more affluent population and businesses is rife according to the San Jose Mercury-News. Major Leagues redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... NBA redirects here. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Fremont is the name of some places in the United States of America: Fremont, California Fremont, Indiana Fremont, Iowa Fremont, Michigan Fremont, Nebraska Fremont, Steuben County, New York Fremont, Sullivan County, New York Fremont, North Carolina Fremont, Ohio Fremont, Seattle, Washington Fremont, Wisconsin Town of Fremont in Clark County, Wisconsin... Alameda County is a suburban county in Californias San Francisco Bay Area. ... Santa Clara (Porutguese and Spanish for Saint Clair or Saint Claire) is a common place name: Cuba Santa Clara, in Villa Clara province Mexico Santa Clara in Durango Santa Clara del Cobre in Michoacan Portugal Two freguesias of Portugal are named Santa Clara, including Santa Clara in Coimbra. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–85) Other nicknames The Jints, The Gigantes, The G... Cisco Field is a proposed ballpark in Fremont, California. ... Cisco redirects here. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... The San Jose Mercury News is the major daily newspaper in San Jose, California and Silicon Valley. ...


The players of the San Jose Earthquakes moved to Houston, Texas after the 2005 season to become the Houston Dynamo. San Jose has been home to the Earthquakes in the North American Soccer League (1974–1984), Western Soccer Alliance (1985–1988), and Major League Soccer (1996–2005). In July 2007 it was announced that San Jose Earthquakes will be rejoining the MLS for the 2008 season in the Western Conference. The team will officially be a continuation of the one that went on hiatus in 2005 and will thus keep its 1996-2005 records and accomplishments, including its MLS Cup wins in 2001 and 2003 and its MLS Supporters' Shield win in 2005. This article is about the MLS franchise. ... Houston redirects here. ... Current season Houston Dynamo is a North American professional soccer team based in Houston, Texas, United States. ... North American Soccer League or (NASL) was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. ... The Western Soccer League (formerly the Western Soccer Alliance) was a professional soccer league in the United States in the mid-1980s. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... Big Ten Conference The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... The Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... Date October 21, 2001 Stadium Columbus Crew Stadium City Columbus, Ohio MVP Dwayne De Rosario Attendance 21,626 The 2001 Major League Soccer Cup was the 6th MLS Cup. ... Date November 23, 2003 Stadium Home Depot Center City Carson, California MVP Landon Donovan Referee Brian Hall Attendance 27,000 The 2003 Major League Soccer Cup was the 8th MLS Cup. ... The MLS Supporters Shield The Major League Soccer Supporters Shield is an annual award given to the Major League Soccer team with the best regular season record, as determined by the MLS points system - much like the Presidents Trophy in the NHL. While MLS is similar to other North American...


In 1997, due to the renovation of the Oakland Arena, the Golden State Warriors basketball team played their entire season home games at the San Jose Arena.[citation needed] Neighboring Santa Clara recently announced (2006) a new stadium deal will break ground and be completed by 2009, as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers football team.[citation needed] San Jose may also soon house the practice facilities for the Oakland Raiders. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...

Previously, San Jose was home to the San Jose Bees (1962-1976; 1983-1987) of the minor league baseball California League, the San Jose Missions (1977-1981) of the minor league baseball Pacific Coast League (from 1977-1978) and the California League (from 1979-1981), the San Jose Rhinos of Roller Hockey International (1994–1997;1999), the San Jose Grizzlies (1993–1995) of the Continental Indoor Soccer League, the San Jose Golddiggers (1987–1989) of Major League Volleyball (women's), the San Jose Jammers (1989–1991) of the Continental Basketball Association, the San Jose Lasers of the American Basketball League, the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (while Oakland Arena was being renovated, 1996–1997), the San Jose CyberRays of the Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2002), and the San Jose Ballers of the International Basketball League, now the Tri City Ballers. The HP Pavilion at San Jose, commonly called The Shark Tank, The Tank, both of which come from its primary tenant, or, just simply, the HP Pavillion , or less often as San Jose Arena (after its former name), is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in... Roller Hockey International or RHI was an inline hockey league in North America between 1993-97 and 1999. ... San Jose Grizzlies were a professional indoor soccer team based in San Jose, California The team was founded on November 24, 1993 as a member of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. ... The San Jose Golddiggers were a womens team in Major League Volleyball from 1987-89. ... Major League Volleyball was a womens professional volleyball league in the United States. ... The San Jose Jammers were an American basketball team based in San Jose, California that was a member of the Continental Basketball Association. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The American Basketball League of 1996 was an attempt to establish an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... NBA redirects here. ... The San Jose CyberRays was a professional soccer team that played in the Womens United Soccer Association. ... The Womens United Soccer Association (WUSA) was the worlds first womens soccer league in which all the players were paid professionals. ... The International Basketball League is a U.S.-based professional basketball summer league featuring teams from the West Coast and the Midwest. ... The Tri City Ballers are an International Basketball League (2005-) franchise based in Pleasanton, California. ...


In addition to professional teams, San Jose hosts several sporting events. The SAP Open (formerly the Sybase Open) is an annual men's tennis tournament held at the HP Pavilion. San Jose was the host of ArenaBowl XVI on August 18, 2002 in which the San Jose SaberCats defeated the Arizona Rattlers, 52-14. The San Jose Grand Prix, first held in July 2005, brings Champ Car racing on a temporary road course on Downtown streets. Downtown San Jose hosted the finish for daily stages of the Amgen Tour of California in February of 2006 and 2007, and hosted the individual time trial in 2006. The city is also one of five host cities for the Dew Action Sports Tour season; the San Jose event is held in September. The SAP Open is a tennis tournament held each year in San Jose, California. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Date August 18, 2002 Arena HP Pavilion City San Jose, California Attendance 16,942 MVP John Dutton, QB, San Jose Ironman of the Game Omarr Smith, WR/DB, San Jose Winning Coach Darren Arbet Losing Coach Danny White U.S. TV Network ABC Announcers Tim Brant, Ed Cunningham, and Lynn... is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1995 Home arena HP Pavilion at San Jose City, State San Jose, California Head Coach Darren Arbet ArenaBowl championships 3: 2002, 2004, 2007 Conference titles 2007 Division titles 7: 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 Wild Card berths 4: 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1992 Home arena US Airways Center City, State Phoenix, Arizona Head Coach Gene Nudo ArenaBowl championships 2: 1994, 1997 Conference titles none Division titles 5: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2004 Wild Card berths 8: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 Arizona Rattlers... The San Jose Grand Prix is an annual circuit in the Champ Car World Series in San Jose, California, and is an open-wheel race on a temporary street circuit. ... “CART” redirects here. ... Road racing can be a term involving road running, road bicycle races, or automobile races. ... A stage in road bicycle racing is a part of a multi-day event, such as the Tour de France or the Giro dItalia. ... The Amgen Tour of California is a professional cycling stage race on the UCI America Tour and USA Cycling Professional Tour that made its debut on February 19, 2006. ... An Individual Time Trial (ITT) is a road bicycle race in which cyclists race alone against the clock (in French: contre la montre - literally against the watch). There are also track-based time trials where riders compete in velodromes, and team time trials (TTT). ... The Dew Action Sports Tour is an extreme sports tour francise that started in 2005. ...


In college sports, the San José State Spartans are the local college team, however, many residents support the Cal Golden Bears or the Stanford Cardinal; local sports news coverage tends to focus more on these two schools. The Pac-10 Women's Basketball Championship is held at the HP Pavilion at San José as well as either the men's or women's West Regional tournament during the NCAA's March Madness. The San Jose State Spartans are the names of the athletic teams representing San Jose State University. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... The HP Pavilion at San Jose, commonly called The Shark Tank, The Tank, both of which come from its primary tenant, or, just simply, the HP Pavillion , or less often as San Jose Arena (after its former name), is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in... NCAA redirects here. ... Disambiguation: March Madness comes from the phrase Mad as a March Hare. In England, the phrase March Madness may refer to wasteful spending at the end of a budget year. ...


In 2004, the San Jose Sports Authority hosted the U.S. Olympic team trials for judo, taekwondo, trampolining and rhythmic gymnastics at the San Jose State Event Center. In August 2004, the Authority hosted the USA All-Star 7-Aside Rugby Championships at Watson Bowl, east of Downtown. San Jose is also home to the St Joseph's Hurling Club. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is a non-profit organization that serves as the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for the United States and coordinates the relationship between the United States Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency and various international sports federations. ... This article is about the martial art and sport. ... Taekwondo (태권도; IPA: ) is a Korean martial art and combat sport. ... Trampolining is a competitive sport in which gymnasts perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline. ... Rhythmic gymnasts from Greece in the 2000 Sydney Olympics Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which single competitors or pairs, trios or even more manipulate one or two apparatuses: Ball, Clubs, Hoop, Ribbon, and Rope. ... The Event Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in San Jose, California and was built in 1989. ... Bold text // Rugby sevens being played at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which was held at Melbournes Telstra Dome. ... St Josephs Hurling Club was established in the mid 1990s and has been a social focal-point for the Irish community in Silicon Valley since then. ...


Transportation

Mineta San Jose International Airport - International Arrivals
Mineta San Jose International Airport - International Arrivals
Sunset silhouettes a FedEx plane and the Bank of America Building's tower in downtown San Jose, CA, as the plane approaches Mineta San Jose International Airport.
Sunset silhouettes a FedEx plane and the Bank of America Building's tower in downtown San Jose, CA, as the plane approaches Mineta San Jose International Airport.

The San Jose area has a freeway system, including three Interstate highwaysI-280, I-880, and I-680—in addition to several state and one US Highway, US 101, CA-85, CA-87, CA-17, and CA-237. It is, however, the largest city in the country not served by a primary, "two-digit" interstate. Additionally, San Jose contains many expressways of the Santa Clara County Expressway System, including the Almaden Expressway, Capitol Expressway, San Tomas Expressway, and Lawrence Expressway. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the Costa Rican airport, see Juan Santamaría International Airport. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... A view of the scenic portion of Interstate 280 Interstate 280 (abbreviated I-280) is a 57-mile-long interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area metropolitan area of Northern California. ... Interstate 880 (abbreviated I-880) is an interstate highway in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-280 SCL 0. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-5 LA 0. ... Route 85 through much of Saratoga and Los Gatos is a sunken highway. ... State Route 87, locally called Highway 87 or the Guadalupe Freeway, is a north-south state highway entirely within San Jose, California, United States. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-880 SCL 13. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-82 SC ?? SR-85 SC ?? US-101 SC ?? I-880 SC ?? I-680 SC ?? Legend < Route 236 Route 238 > California State Highways Current - Unconstructed - Deleted - Scenic California State Route 237 runs from California State Route 82 in Mountain View to Interstate 680 in Milpitas. ... A typical expressway in Santa Clara County, California. ... The Santa Clara County Expressway System is a unique system of high-capacity, partially controlled-access roads in Santa Clara County, California (in the United States). ... Santa Clara County Route G8 is an important north-south arterial from the south valley area of Santa Clara County, California, USA to near Downtown San Jose. ... Santa Clara County Route G21, more commonly known as Capitol Expressway is a 9. ... The Santa Clara County expressway system is a system of expressways in Santa Clara County, California. ... The Santa Clara County expressway system is a system of expressways in Santa Clara County, California. ...


Rail service to and within San Jose is provided by Amtrak (the Sacramento-San Jose Capitol Corridor and the Seattle-Los Angeles Coast Starlight), Caltrain (commuter rail service between San Francisco and Gilroy), ACE (commuter rail service to Pleasanton and Stockton), and a local light-rail system connecting downtown to Mountain View, Milpitas, Campbell, and Almaden Valley, operated by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). Historic streetcars from the San Jose History Museum operate on the light rail lines in downtown during holidays. Long-term plans call for BART to be expanded into the San Jose area via the East Bay. Diridon Station (formerly Cahill Depot, 65 Cahill Street) is the meeting point of all regional commuter rail service in the area. It was built in 1935 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was refurnished in 1994. Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Amtrak California system map, with Capitol Corridor in Red The Capitol Corridor is a 172-mile (275 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in California. ... The Coast Starlight at San Luis Obispo, California. ... Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Gilroy (IPA: ) is the southmost city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. According to the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 41,464. ... The Altamont Commuter Express leaving Pleasanton station. ... Location of Pleasanton within Alameda County, California. ... Nickname: Motto: Stocktons Great, Take A Look! Location in San Joaquin County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Joaquin Incorporated 1850 Government  - Mayor Edward J. Chavez  - City Manager J. Gordon Palmer, Jr. ... Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Jose Joe Esteves Area  - Total 13. ... Campbell is a city located in Santa Clara County, California, part of Silicon Valley. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... [[|right|200px]] Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is a special-purpose district responsible for public transit services, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning for Santa Clara County, California, United States. ... a historic postcard showing electric trolley-powered streetcars in Richmond, Virginia, where Frank J. Sprague successfully demonstrated his new system on the hills in 1888 A streetcar is a railway vehicle designed to carry passengers on tracks, usually laid in city streets. ... Bart can refer to: A diminutive of Bartholomew Barts is the frequently used abbreviation for St Bartholomews Hospital in the City of London. ... Diridon Station (formerly the Cahill Depot) is the central passenger rail depot for San Jose, California. ... The Southern Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting marks SP) was an American railroad. ...


VTA also operates many bus routes in San Jose and the surrounding communities, as well as offering paratransit services to local residents. Additionally, the Highway 17 Express bus line connects central San Jose with Santa Cruz. [[|right|200px]] Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is a special-purpose district responsible for public transit services, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning for Santa Clara County, California, United States. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Paratransit is an alternative mode of flexible passenger transportation that does not follow fixed routes or schedules. ... The Highway 17 Express is a thruway bus service provided by a consortium of entities which provides regional service between San José and Santa Cruz County in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... For other uses, see Santa Cruz. ...


San Jose is served by Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport, two miles (3 km) northwest of downtown, and by Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County. San Jose residents also use San Francisco International Airport, a major international hub located 35 miles (56 km) to the northwest, and Oakland International Airport, another medium-sized airport located 35 miles (56 km) to the north. For the Costa Rican airport, see Juan Santamaría International Airport. ... Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (IATA: RHV, ICAO: KRHV) is located in the southern part of San Jose, south of San Francisco Bay, in Santa Clara County, California, USA. The airport is primarily a general aviation airport; no scheduled flights by commercial carriers arrive and depart at this... FAA diagram of SFO For the television series, see San Francisco International Airport (TV series). ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ...


Utilities

Potable water is provided primarily by the private-sector San Jose Water Company, with some by the Great Oaks Water Company, and ten percent by the public-sector San Jose Municipal Water System. Great Oaks provides exclusively well water[citation needed], while the other two provide water from multiple sources[citation needed], including well water, and surface water from the Los Gatos Creek watershed, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Hetch Hetchy reservoir. Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Hetch Hetchy Valley is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in California. ...


Garbage, wastewater treatment, and recycling services are overseen by the city of San Jose's Environmental Services Department. San Jose recycles 64% of its waste[citation needed], an exceptionally high percentage[citation needed] that is attributed to the recycling program's accepting an unusually long list of recyclable items without requiring that materials be sorted. Among the items accepted are all types of plastic, aerosol cans and paint cans, foam packing materials, aluminum furniture, small metal appliances, pots and pans, and clean fabrics.[citation needed] For other uses, see Waste (disambiguation). ... The international recycling symbol. ... Aluminum is a soft and lightweight metal with a dull silvery appearance, due to a thin layer of oxidation that forms quickly when it is exposed to air. ...


Wastewater treatment happens at the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant, which treats and cleans the wastewater of the more than 1,500,000 people[citation needed] that live and work in the 300 square mile (780 km²) area encompassing San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Monte Sereno. Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ... Los Gatos redirects here. ... Saratoga (IPA: ) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. It is located on the west side of the Santa Clara Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Monte Sereno is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. The population was 3,483 at the 2000 census. ...


About ten percent of the treated wastewater is sold for irrigation ("water recycling") in San Jose[citation needed], Santa Clara, and Milpitas, through local water providers San Jose Municipal Water System, City of Milpitas Municipal Services, City of Santa Clara Water & Sewer Utility, Santa Clara Valley Water District, San Jose Water Company, and Great Oaks Water Company.


Natural gas and electricity are provided by PG&E. Telephone service is provided primarily by AT&T. Cable television is provided by Comcast. For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) , (NYSE: PCG), is the utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of Northern California. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... Cable TV redirects here. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ...


Education

Tower Hall, San Jose State
Tower Hall, San Jose State

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Colleges and universities

San Jose is home to several colleges and universities. The largest and most well known is San José State University, which was founded by the California Legislature in 1862 as the California State Normal School and is the original campus of the California State University system. Located in downtown San Jose since 1870, the university's 30,000 students in bachelor's and master's degree programs are primarily commuters from many areas in the South Bay. National Hispanic University, with an enrollment of 600, offers associate and bachelor's degrees and teaching credentials to its students, focusing on Hispanic students. Lincoln Law School of San Jose offers law degrees, catering to working professionals. The San Jose campus of Golden Gate University offers business bachelor and MBA degrees. San Jose's community colleges, San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College, offer associate degrees, general education units to transfer to CSU and UC schools, and adult and continuing education programs. The West campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic is also located in San Jose. For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... The National Hispanic University, is a small, private university located in East San Jose, California. ... Lincoln Law School of San Jose is a private, non-profit law school in San Jose, California. ... Golden Gate University is a private university that was founded as the night school arm of the San Francisco YMCA in 1853. ... MBA redirects here. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... San Jose City College, founded in 1921, is a community college located in the city of San Jose, Santa Clara County, California. ... Evergreen Valley College is a community college located on the southeastern foothills of San Jose, California. ... Palmer College of Chiropractic is a chiropractic school located in Davenport, Iowa. ...


The University of California, Santa Cruz operates Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton. In addition, San Jose residents attend several other area universities, including Santa Clara University, De Anza College in Cupertino, Stanford University in Palo Alto, Carnegie Mellon West in Mountain View and the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, San Jose and South Bay residents also comprise large sections of the student population at both the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of California, Davis. “UCSC” redirects here. ... The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory, owned and operated by the University of California. ... Mount Hamilton is a mountain in Californias Diablo Range. ... The Santa Clara Mission is a notable on-campus landmark. ... Flint Center, the main auditorium De Anza College is a 112 acre (453,000 m²) community college located in Cupertino, California. ... Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Government  - Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto[1] Area  - City 25. ... Carnegie Mellon West Title Logo Carnegie Mellon West is a branch campus of Carnegie Mellon University located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Mountain View, CA. It was established in 2002[1] on NASAs Ames Research Center in Moffett Field. ... Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... Sather Tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... “UCSC” redirects here. ... The University of California, Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, is one of the ten campuses of the University of California, and was established as the University Farm in 1905. ...


Primary and secondary education

Most San Jose students go to schools in the San Jose Unified School District. Prior to 1954, California law required cities and school districts to have the same boundaries. When San Jose began expanding, rural school districts became one of the major opponents, as their territory and tax base was taken by the city. The city's legislators pushed a bill through the California Legislature, removing that requirement, and ending much of the opposition. The result is a patchwork of local school districts in the areas annexed after 1954.[12] Public education in the city is provided by four high school districts, fourteen elementary districts, and four unified school districts (which provide both elementary and high schools). Horace Mann Elementary School in downtown San Jose. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ... The California State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Primary or elementary education consist of the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... A unified school district is a legal distinction used by a few of the western U.S. states to indicate a school district that includes both primary (Kindergarten thru Junior High) and secondary (High School) schools. ...


In addition to the main San Jose Unified School District, the unified school districts are Milpitas Unified School District, Morgan Hill Unified School District, and Santa Clara Unified School District. The Milpitas Unified School District operates nine elementary schools (K-6), two junior high schools (7-8), and three high schools (9-12) in Milpitas, California, USA. The district has 438 teachers (FTEs) serving 9516 students. ... The Morgan Hill Unified School District operates ten elementary schools (K-6), three middle schools (7-9), and two high schools in the greater San Jose, California, USA area. ... The Santa Clara Unified School District operates sixteen elementary schools (K-5), three middle schools (6-8, unless otherwise noted), three high schools (9-12), and one K-12 school in Santa Clara, California, the Alviso neighborhood of San Jose, and parts of Sunnyvale. ...


The following districts use the "feeder" system:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Private schools in San Jose are primarily run by religious groups. The Catholic Diocese of San Jose has the second largest student population in the Santa Clara County, behind only SJUSD; the diocese and its parishes operate several schools in the city, including four high schools: Archbishop Mitty High School, Bellarmine College Preparatory, Notre Dame High School, and Presentation High School.[54] There are two Baptist high schools, Liberty Baptist School and White Road Baptist Academy. [3] Valley Christian High School is a Protestant high school in the North Valley neighborhood. There is also the nonsectarian K-12 Harker School. The Campbell Union High School District operates the following schools in the greater San Jose, California, USA area: Note: Based on 2002-2003 school year data External links Campbell Union High School District website Categories: Campbell Union High School District | Santa Clara County, California | School districts in California | School districts... The Cambrian School District operates four elementary schools (K-5) and two middle schools (6-8) in San Jose, California, USA. The district has 136 teachers (FTEs) serving 2807 students. ... The Campbell Union School District operates schools in the greater San Jose, California, USA area. ... The Luther Burbank School District is located in San Jose, California, USA. Elementary schools Luther Burbank Elementary School serves 440 students in kindergarten through grade eight, as well as 70 preschoolers. ... The Moreland School District operates seven elementary schools (K-5) and three middle schools (6-8) in San Jose, California, USA. The district has 23e teachers (FTEs) serving 4413 students. ... The Union School District operates six elementary schools (K-5) and two middle schools (6-8) in the greater San Jose, California, USA area. ... The East Side High School District operates the following high schools in San Jose, California, USA: Note: Based on 2002-2003 school year data East Side Union High School District is located in San Jose, California and serves East San Jose. ... The Alum Rock Union School District operates nineteen elementary schools (K-5) and six middle schools (6-8) in the greater San Jose, California, USA area. ... The Berryessa Union School District operates eleven elementary schools (K-5) and three middle schools (6-8) in San Jose, California, USA. Note: Based on 2002-2003 school year data External links Berryessa Union School District Website Categories: Education in San Jose, California | School districts in Santa Clara County, California... The Evergreen School District operates fourteen elementary schools (K-5) and three middle (or intermediate) schools (6-8) in San Jose, California, USA. The district has 564 teachers (FTEs) serving 12621 students. ... The Franklin-McKinley School District operates 12 elementary schools (K-5) and two junior high schools (6-8) in San Jose, California, USA. The district has 505 teachers (FTEs) serving 9953 students. ... The Mount Pleasant Elementary School District operates five pre-high schools in San Jose, California, USA. The district has 143 teachers (FTEs) serving 2849 students. ... The Oak Grove School District operates 18 elementary schools (K-6) and four intermediate schools (7-8 unless otherwise noted) in San Jose, California, USA. The district has 566 teachers (FTEs) serving 11613 students. ... Orchard Elementary School District in Santa Clara County, California, specifically in San Jose. ... The Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD) is a school district in California, serving Cupertino, most of Sunnyvale and parts of San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. ... The Cupertino Union School District operates twenty elementary schools (K-5) and four middle schools (6-8) in the greater San Jose, California, USA area. ... The Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District operates two high schools in the greater San Jose, California, USA area: Note: Based on 2002-2003 school year data See also Los Gatos Union School District External links Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union School District Categories: Santa Clara County, California... The Los Gatos Union School District operates the following schools in Los Gatos, California, USA: Note: Based on 2002-2003 school year data See also Los Gatos High School Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District External link Los Gatos Union School District Website Categories: Santa Clara County, California... Download high resolution version (1143x1506, 262 KB)The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Download high resolution version (1143x1506, 262 KB)The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ... 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The Harker School is a private, co-educational, non-profit college preparatory school in San Jose, California, United States. ...


San Jose library system

The San Jose City Library system is unique in that the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library combines the collections of the city's system with the San Jose State University main library. The building of the library in 2003 was the largest single library construction project west of the Mississippi. It has more than 1.5 million items. The building has eight floors that result in more than 475,000 square feet of space with a capacity for 2 million volumes. [55] Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information, sources, resources, and services: it is organized for use and maintained by a public body, an institution, or a private individual. ... Southeast entrance of the King Library. ...


The city has 18 neighborhood branches including the Biblioteca Latinoamericana which specializes in Spanish language works.[56] The East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library, a Carnegie library opened in 1908, is the last Carnegie library in Santa Clara County still operating as a public library and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The San Jose system (along with the University system) were jointly named as "Library of the Year" by the Library Journal in 2004. [57] This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... The East San José Carnegie Branch Library is a Carnegie library in San Jose, California, USA. It opened in 1908, and is the last Carnegie library in Santa Clara County still operating as a public library. ... A Carnegie library, opened in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, designed in Spanish Colonial style Carnegie libraries for both public use and academic institutions were built with money donated by Scottish-American businessman Andrew Carnegie, earning him the nickname, the Patron Saint of Libraries. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Attractions

Guadalupe River Trail
Guadalupe River Trail
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum at Rosicrucian Park.
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum at Rosicrucian Park.
Front of the San Jose Museum of Art, the remaining facade of San Jose's first post office.
Front of the San Jose Museum of Art, the remaining facade of San Jose's first post office.
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph
Main article: List of attractions in Silicon Valley

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Parks, gardens, and other outdoor recreational sites

  • Almaden Quicksilver County Park, 4,147 acres (17 km²) of former mercury mines in South San Jose (operated and maintained by the County of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation Department).
  • Alum Rock Park, 718 acres (2.9 km²) in East San Jose, the oldest municipal park in California
  • Emma Prusch Farm Park, 43.5 acres (176,000 m²) in East San Jose. Donated by Emma Prusch to demonstrate the valley's agricultural past, it includes a 4-H barn (the largest in San Jose), community gardens, a rare-fruit orchard, demonstration gardens, picnic areas, and expanses of lawn. [4]

Almaden Quicksilver County Park is a 4,147 acres (17 km²) park that includes the grounds of former mercury (quicksilver) mines adjacent to south San Jose, California, USA. The parks elevation varies greatly--the most used entrances (on the east side of the park) are less than 600 feet... Termite-eaten trail sign Alum Rock Park, CAMERON IS A FUCKING BITCH by Atsham Shakeel, 10N, WHTC founded in 1872, was the first municipal park in the U.S. state of California. ... Sign announcing 4-H membership on a ranch in Larimer County, Colorado. ... Californias Great America is an amusement park owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. ... Kelley Park welcome sign Kelley Park in San Jose, California, USA is 156 acres (631,000 m²), including diverse facilities such as Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, the Japanese Friendship Garden, History Park at Kelley Park, and the Portuguese Historical Museum within the history park. ... Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a small zoo and young child-oriented amusement park in Kelley Park in San Jose, California, USA. The zoo section of the park includes many rare and endangered species such as lemurs, parma wallabies, and until recently a jaguar. ... San Jose Light Tower half-height replica. ... The Portuguese Historical Museum in San Jose, California, USA opened in 1997, and is a replica of the first permanent império (religious and cultural buildings primarily in the Azores) built in San Jose circa 1915. ... Statue of Confucius in the Chinese Cultural Garden at Overfelt Gardens Overfelt Gardens is a 33 acre (130,000 m²) park in San Jose, California, USA. The land for the park was donated by Mildred Overfelt in 1959, in memory of her parents, William and Mary Overfelt, early San Jose... Friendship Gate in the Chinese Cultural Garden The Chinese Cultural Garden is located in the Overfelt Gardens park in San Jose, California, USA. The addition of the Chinese Cultural Garden to Overfelt is primarily the work of Chinese immigrant Frank Lowe, and his wife Pauline, who, as of 2005, still... The fountain in Plaza de César Chávez Plaza de César Chávez is a small, 2. ... Raging Waters is the name of two water theme parks located in San Dimas and San Jose, California, USA. They are the largest water parks in the state of California. ... Fun at a water park A water park is an amusement park that features waterplay areas, such as water slides, splash pads, spraygrounds (water playgrounds), lazy rivers, or other recreational bathing environments. ... A water slide A water slide is a type of slide or tube designed for warm-weather or indoor recreational use, typically with water pumped to its top and allowed to flow down its surface, although some may simply be wet. ... Lake Cunningham is a lake in East San Jose near the Eastridge Shopping Mall. ... The Rosicrucian Order, Ancient Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis (AMORC) is a worldwide mystical, Rosicrucian, educational, humanitarian and fraternal organisation founded by Harve Spencer Lewis in 1915. ... Entrance to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, with statue of Tawaret The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (REM), founded by AMORC, is a museum about Ancient Egypt located at AMORCs Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose, California, United States. ... The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden (5. ...

Trails

San Jose's trail network offers over 40 miles (60 km) of recreational and commute trails throughout the City.[58] The major trails in the network include:

  • Coyote Creek Trail
  • Guadalupe River Trail
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail
  • Los Alamitos Creek Trail
  • Penitencia Creek Trail
  • Silver Creek Valley Trail

Additional information is available at the City of San Jose trail network website. The Los Gatos Creek Trail is a pedestrian and bicycle trail that runs through western Santa Clara County in California, from Lexington Reservoir in Los Gatos, California through Campbell, California to Meridian Avenue in San Jose, California. ...


Museums, libraries, and other cultural collections

The Childrens Discovery Museum is located in San Jose, California. ... San Jose Light Tower half-height replica. ... “Beethoven” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Southeast entrance of the King Library. ... Mural on an exterior wall of the Mexican Heritage Plaza The Mexican Heritage Plaza is a museum and cultural center in San Jose, California, USA that opened in 1999. ... The Portuguese Historical Museum in San Jose, California, USA opened in 1997, and is a replica of the first permanent império (religious and cultural buildings primarily in the Azores) built in San Jose circa 1915. ... Entrance to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, with statue of Tawaret The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum (REM), founded by AMORC, is a museum about Ancient Egypt located at AMORCs Rosicrucian Park in the Rose Garden neighborhood of San Jose, California, United States. ... The Rosicrucian Order, Ancient Mystical Order Rosæ Crucis (AMORC) is a worldwide mystical, Rosicrucian, educational, humanitarian and fraternal organisation founded by Harve Spencer Lewis in 1915. ... The San Jose Museum of Art The San Jose Museum of Art is a museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA, founded in 1969 as the Civic Art Gallery. The front part of the building was originally built as the San Jose post office in 1892, and was the city... The Tech Museum of Innovation, or simply The Tech, is a museum located in the heart of Silicon Valley, in downtown San Jose, California USA. Focusing on technology and its effects, The Tech serves as an important educational and cultural resource for tourists and local residents alike. ...

Sports and event venues

The HP Pavilion at San Jose, commonly called The Shark Tank, The Tank, both of which come from its primary tenant, or, just simply, the HP Pavillion , or less often as San Jose Arena (after its former name), is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in... NHL redirects here. ... The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California, United States. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Conference American Division Western Year founded 1995 Home arena HP Pavilion at San Jose City, State San Jose, California Head Coach Darren Arbet ArenaBowl championships 3: 2002, 2004, 2007 Conference titles 2007 Division titles 7: 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 Wild Card berths 4: 1997, 1998, 2004, 2005... NLL redirects here. ... The San Jose Stealth are a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... The Continental Basketball Association (CBA) is a professional mens basketball league in the United States. ... The San Jose Sky Rocket are a 2006-2007 expansion team in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Wide angle shot of the main stage during the Neville Brothers performance Girls playing in fountain The San José Jazz Festival is an annual jazz festival organized by the San Jose Jazz Society and held in downtown San Jose, California, USA. It is mostly outdoors. ... The San Jose Municipal Stadium, or Muni Stadium in common usage, is the home of the minor league baseball San Jose Giants, the Advanced A league affiliate of the San Francisco Giants located in San Jose, California. ... Class-Level High Class-A Minor League affiliations California League Northern Division Major League affiliations San Francisco Giants (1988–present) Name San Jose Giants (1988–present) Ballpark San Jose Municipal Stadium Minor League titles League titles 1998, 2001(co-champion), 2005, 2007 Division titles 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005... Spartan Stadium, located in San Jose, California, is the football stadium of the San José State University Spartans. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... This article is about the MLS franchise. ...

Other structures

See also: Santa Clara County, California#Cities.2C towns.2C and neighborhoods

Exterior view of Cathedral Basilica of St. ... The Lick Observatory is an astronomical observatory, owned and operated by the University of California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Front of Sikh Gurdwara - San Jose The Sikh Gurdwara or Sikh Gurdwara - San Jose (a Gurdwara is the Sikh place of worship) was founded in San Jose, California, USA in 1985 by leaders of the then-rapidly growing Santa Clara Valley Sikh community. ... The Harimandir Sahib. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... The Peralta Adobe is the oldest building in San Jose, California, USA. It is named after Luis Maria Peralta, its most famous resident. ... Renewal of the surface coating of an adobe wall in Chamisal, New Mexico Adobe is a natural building material composed of sand, sandy clay and straw or other organic materials, which is shaped into bricks using wooden frames and dried in the sun. ... The Winchester Mystery House is a well-known California mansion that was under construction continuously for 38 years and is reputed to be haunted. ... Sarah Winchester (1837 - September 5, 1922), born Sarah Lockwood Pardee, was an heiress and the builder of the Winchester Mystery House. ... Raging Waters is the name of two water theme parks located in San Dimas and San Jose, California, USA. They are the largest water parks in the state of California. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ...

Media

San Jose is served by local media as well as that of the Greater Bay Area and national media. Media outlets based in San Jose include the San Jose Mercury News and various smaller newspapers and magazines, five television stations, six AM radio stations, and sixteen FM radio stations. San Jose, California is served by local media as well as that of San Francisco and national media. ... The Mercs sections vary by day of the week, but Business, Sports, and The Valley are standard daily fare. ...


In April 1909, Charles David Herrold, an electronics instructor in San Jose, constructed a radio station to broadcast the human voice. The station "San Jose Calling" (call letters FN, later FQW), was the world's first radio station with scheduled programming targeted at a general audience. The station became the first to broadcast music in 1910. Herrold's wife Sybil became the first female "disk jockey" in 1912. The station changed hands a number of times before eventually becoming today's KCBS-AM in San Francisco.[59] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... KCBS is an AM radio station in San Francisco, California that is currently the West Coast flagship radio station of CBS and the Westwood One Radio Network, broadcasting at 740 kHz. ...


Cultural references to San Jose

Do You Know the Way to San Jose is a popular song by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. ... Hal David (born May 25, 1921 in New York City, New York) is an American lyricist and songwriterFicticiousbyMichaelAlfredMontalbano. ... Burt Bacharach (IPA: ; born May 12, 1928) is an award-winning American pianist and composer. ... Marie Dionne Warrick (born December 12, 1940), known professionally as Dionne Warwick, is an acclaimed five-time Grammy Award-winning African American singer best known for her work with Hal David and Burt Bacharach as songwriters and producers. ... Scepter Records was started in 1959 by Florence Greenberg. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... The Winchester Mystery House is a well-known California mansion that was under construction continuously for 38 years and is reputed to be haunted. ... Century Theatres is a movie theater chain which operates many multiplexes in the western United States; primarily in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. ...

See also

List of notable residents of San José, California, USA Chuck Berry, guitarist and singer (birthplace is disputed) Steve Caballero, professional skateboarder Brandi Chastain, soccer player Amy Chow, a 1996 Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics Jerry Coleman, Ford Frick Award winning sportscaster Dustin Diamond, actor Don Edwards, United States Representative from... Please visit School districts in Santa Clara County, California category via the link provided below. ... The San José Police Department (SJPD) protects the streets of San José, California and keeps San José the safest large city in the United States. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ US Census Bureau Lists of Urbanized Areas
  2. ^ USGS—San Jose, California. Retrieved on 2007-02-17.
  3. ^ E-4 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State, 2001–2007, with 2000 Benchmark. Sacramento, California, May 2007. State of California, Department of Finance. Retrieved on 2007-05-07.
  4. ^ a b Population Estimates for the 25 Largest U.S. Cities based on July 1, 2006 Population Estimates (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-6-28.
  5. ^ Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-05-07.
  6. ^ The First City. California History Online. Retrieved on 2008-03-15.
  7. ^ California Admission Day - September 9, 1850. California State Parks (2007). Retrieved on 2008-03-15.
  8. ^ a b Early History. National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  9. ^ Junípero Serra. California History Online. California Historical Society (2000). Retrieved on 2007-06-20.
  10. ^ Clyde Arbuckle (1986). Clyde Arbuckle's History of San Jose. Smith McKay Printing. ISBN 978-9996625220. 
  11. ^ Agnews Insane Asylum. National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  12. ^ a b c Flashback: A short political history of San Jose. San Jose State University. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  13. ^ BAE Systems History.
  14. ^ Winslow, Ward (editor); The Making of Silicon Valley: a One Hundred Year Renaissance; 1995; ISBN 0-9649217-0-7
  15. ^ San Jose case study, part one: the urban-growth boundary. Thoreau Institute. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  16. ^ Building Permit History, 1980-2006. City of San Jose. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  17. ^ List of California Charter Cities. The California Planners' Book of Lists. California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (1999). Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
  18. ^ a b San Jose City Charter
  19. ^ Local Agency Formation Commission
  20. ^ Charter of the County of Santa Clara, Article 101. Santa Clara County. Retrieved on 2008-02-16.
  21. ^ County of Santa Clara Contacts. Retrieved on 2008-02-16.
  22. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.
  23. ^ Courts of Appeal: Sixth District San Jose. California State Courts. Retrieved on 2008-02-16.
  24. ^ Court Info: San Jose. United States District Court for the Northern California District. Retrieved on 2008-02-16.
  25. ^ San Jose Crime Statistics
  26. ^ Males, Mike. Scapegoat Generation
  27. ^ 2007 Morgan Quitno and Khoa Le Award City Crime Rankings by Population Group (To verify the "Since 2002" claim, change the 07 in the URL to see previous year's results.)
  28. ^ Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members.
  29. ^ Sister City Program. The City of San Jose. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.
  30. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  31. ^ Sinking State. San Francisco State University (April 1996). Retrieved on 2008-04-27.
  32. ^ San Jose City Council, date=March 1, 1983. Outdoor lighting on private developments. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  33. ^ UCSC, Lick Observatory designate asteroid for the city of San Jose. University of California, Santa Cruz (May 25, 1998). Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  34. ^ Miguel Miller. Climate of San Jose. National Weather Service. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  35. ^ http://weather.gov
  36. ^ wrcc.dri.edu/summary/Climsmcaa.html; San Francisco Chronicle, August 22, 1968
  37. ^ Fact Sheet: Community Profile: Employment and Employers. City of San Jose (2008-04-01). Retrieved on 2008-04-07.
  38. ^ San José - Accolades. "America's Most Livable Communities" (Partners for Livable Communities, Washington, DC). Retrieved on 2008-04-07.
  39. ^ San Jose, Capital of Silicon Valley: #1 Community for Innovators in U.S.. City of San Jose (2008-03-27). Retrieved on 2008-04-07.
  40. ^ America's most livable:San Jose, California
  41. ^ America's most livable:San Jose, California
  42. ^ Population and Housing Data.
  43. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  44. ^ 2006 American Community Survey: San Jose, CA
  45. ^ E-1 Population Estimates for Cities, Counties and the State with Annual Percent Change — January 1, 2006 and 2007. State of California, Department of Finance (May 1, 2007). Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  46. ^ Population estimates for places over 100,000: 2000 to 2005. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  47. ^ San Jose Churches
  48. ^ San Jose Hare Krishna Temple (ISKCON)
  49. ^ John Coté. "CAMPAIGN 2007: San Jose City Council: Vietnamese Americans rising on electoral map", San Francisco Chronicle, March 5, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-06-07. 
  50. ^ "Fallon statue unveiled", Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, September 20, 2002. Retrieved on 2007-06-18. 
  51. ^ Chicago cows on parade exhibit
  52. ^ http://www.earstudio.com/sanjosesemaphore/decoding.pdf
  53. ^ San Jose Museum of Art
  54. ^ Schools. Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  55. ^ SJ Library MLK Fast Facts page (Mentions joint university/city status, collection size and size of construction project.)
  56. ^ Locations page at SJ Library site(See BL article for its references.)
  57. ^ San Jose 2003-2004 Annual Report "In 2004, San José Public Library and San José State University Library were jointly named Library of the Year by the Library Journal."
  58. ^ Network Status Table. City of San Jose (2008-01-30). Retrieved on 2008-03-31.
  59. ^ Marty Cheek. KQW Radio, San Jose. Bay Area Radio Museum. Retrieved on 2007-06-18.
  • Bruno, Andy; INCONSISTENCY ACCENTED BY SAN JOSE AND SAN JOSE; San Jose Mercury News; February 15, 1996, p. 2E
  • The Weather Channel data for San Jose
  • Peck, Willys I., "When Ma Bell Spoke With a Human Voice," Saratoga Stereopticon: A Magic Lantern of Memory, (Cupertino, California: California History Center and Foundation, 1998, pp. 41–42.
  • Map: Mobile Communications: Reaching the World by Mobile Telephone Service, (San Francisco: Pacific Telephone Co., 1983.)
  • Undated San Jose Mercury News article describing exchange names possibly written by Patricia Loomis or Clyde Arbuckle.

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Further reading

  • Beilharz, Edwin A.; and DeMers Jr., Donald O.; San Jose: California's First City; 1980, ISBN 0-932986-13-7
  • The California Room, the San Jose Library's collection of research materials on the history of San Jose and Santa Clara Valley.

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