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San Leandro, California
Coordinates: 37°42′39″N 122°9′12″W / 37.71083, -122.15333
Country United States
State California
County Alameda
Incorporated March 21, 1872
Government
 - Mayor Anthony "Tony" Santos (D)
 - City Manager John Jermanis
Area
 - City  15.6 sq mi (40.3 km²)
 - Land  13.1 sq mi (34.0 km²)
 - Water  2.4 sq mi (6.3 km²)
Elevation  49 ft (15 m)
Population (2007)
 - City 81,466
 - Density 6,053.0/sq mi (2,337.1/km²)
Time zone Pacific Standard Time Zone (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 94577-94579
Area code(s) 510
FIPS code 06-68084
GNIS feature ID 1659582

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Geography and water resources

In the lower elevations of the city, an upper regionally contained aquifer is located 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 m) below the surface. At least one deeper aquifer exists approximately 250 feet (75 m) below the surface. Some salt water intrusion has taken place in the San Leandro Cone. Shallow groundwater generally flows to the west, from the foothills toward the San Francisco Bay. Shallow groundwater is contaminated in many of the locales of the lower elevation of the city. Contamination by gasoline, volatile organic compounds and some heavy metals has been recorded in a number of these lower elevation areas.[2] [3] An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. ... An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, silt, or clay) from which groundwater can be usefully extracted using a water well. ... Missing main definition------ someone add if you know it please. ... San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... “Petrol” redirects here. ... A heavy metal is any of a number of higher atomic weight elements, which has the properties of a metallic substance at room temperature. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 79,452 people, 30,642 households, and 19,825 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,336.4/km² (6,355.0/mi²). There were 31,334 housing units at an average density of 921.4/km² (2,387.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 51.29% White, 9.88% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 22.96% Asian, 0.86% Pacific Islander, 8.48% from other races, and 5.76% from two or more races. 20.06% of the population were Hispanic. The Hispanic population has increased dramatically in recent years to the point where Hispanics almost constitute a majority of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 30,642 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.19. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $51,081, and the median income for a family was $60,266. Males had a median income of $41,157 versus $33,486 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,895. About 4.5% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% 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. ...


History of San Leandro

The first inhabitants of San Leandro were the ancestors of the Ohlone Nation, who arrived sometime between 3500 and 2500 BC. The Spanish settlers called these natives Costeños or "coast people" and the English-speaking settlers called them Costanoans. San Leandro was first visited by Europeans on March 26, 1772 by Spanish soldier Captain Pedro Fages and the Spanish Catholic priest Father Crespi. Forty-eight years later, to increase settlement and strengthen their claim to the Bay Area, the Spanish gave to retired Spanish soldier Don Luís María Peralta a 43,000 acre (174 km²) land grant which he named Rancho San Antonio. In 1842, Don José Joaquín Estudillo, also a retired Spanish soldier (for whom Estudillo Ave. is named), was granted 7,000 acres (28 km²) of land in the San Leandro area, which he named Rancho San Leandro. For the college of the same name, see Ohlone College. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1772 (MDCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Don Pedro Fages Beleta (Catalan: Pere Fages i Beleta) was born in Guissona (Lleida, Catalonia, Spain) in 1734 and died in Mexico City in 1794. ... This article is about religious workers. ... Don Luís María Peralta (b. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Rancho San Antonio, also known as the Peralta Grant, was a 44,800-acre land grant by Governor Pablo Vicente de Solá, the last Spanish governor of California, to Don Luís María Peralta, a Spanish Army officer, in recognition of his forty years of service, on August 3... This article is about a military rank. ...


In 1849 the Gold Rush struck California, and thousands journeyed to the state in search of wealth and prosperity. However, many who were not successful in the gold fields soon moved on to the San Francisco Bay Area, and settled in the San Leandro area. As a result of this increased settlement, in 1855 John Ward, the son-in-law of Joaquin Estudillo, filed a map of a townsite to be called San Leandro with the County government. From 1856 to 1868, San Leandro was the County Seat for Alameda County until the County Courthouse located at Clarke and Davis Streets was destroyed by the 1868 earthquake. Afterwards, Oakland became the county seat, largely because it was to be the terminal of the proposed Central Pacific Railroad. San Leandro was incorporated as a town on March 21, 1872, one hundred years and a day after the area was discovered by Europeans. The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... “Oakland” redirects here. ... The Gov. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


San Leandro industry continued to develop during the late 1800s, thanks to the San Francisco, Alameda and Stockton Railroad Company, which offered inexpensive transportation. Built in 1865, the line ran from Alameda to Davis Street, and many factories were located on or adjacent to the rail line. In San Leandro, agriculture continued to be an important industry up until the early 1900s. Cherries were one of the City's most well-known crops and, to honor their importance to San Leandro's development, the first Cherry Festival, a tradition which continues today, was held in 1909. Alameda is a city located in Alameda County, California. ... For other uses, see Cherry (disambiguation). ...


During and after World War II, San Leandro underwent explosive population growth. For example, from 1940 to 1950, and again from 1950 to 1960, the population doubled and thousands of homes sprang up in the community. In addition to population growth, from April 1942 to October 1965, 87 industrial parcels were annexed to the City, in addition to 27 other non-industrial tracts. Following the war, San Leandro's manufacturing and commercial sectors continued to expand. New shopping centers, such as the Pelton Plaza on East 14th Street, were opened to meet the expanding residential demand for commercial services. Even the city government underwent change, as the San Leandro charter was revised in 1947 and a new zoning law was passed. 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...


By the late 1960s, the city was largely built out, with almost no land available for development or annexation. Because many of the residents who moved to San Leandro in the 1950s and 1960s have stayed here, San Leandro as of 2007 has a large elderly population, although increasing numbers of families with children have begun moving into the city. In the 1980s, the community's diversity grew as African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanics also began moving into the city. In addition, the industrial makeup of the city has been changing, moving away from its traditional manufacturing base toward more of an emphasis on services and warehousing industries.


San Leandro was a 99.99% white community according to the 1960 and the 1970 census. African-Americans were excluded by the use of "covenants"[4] as well as the collusion of real estate agents, some of whom refused to sell houses to African-Americans. The police sometimes harassed African-Americans who crossed the border into San Leandro from Hayward and Oakland. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


Jack Maltester became the first directly-elected mayor in 1962 and was re-elected three times until term limits were enacted in 1974. Jack D. Maltester was mayor of San Leandro, California for twenty years, from 1958 to 1978. ...


San Leandro became a more diverse city with the massive development of apartment buildings. This diversity has continued to increase, and currently San Leandro is one of the most racially diverse cities in California.


Economy

San Leandro is home to many corporate businesses such as, JanSport, Ghirardelli and Otis Spunkmeyer. It also has three shopping malls like the Bayfair Center, Westgate Center, Estudillo Center and Marina Square Center. The JanSport logo JanSport is a popular brand of backpacks owned by VF Corporation, one of the worlds largest apparel companies. ... The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a United States division of Swiss candy-maker Lindt & Sprüngli. ... Otis Spunkmeyer Inc. ... The Bayfair Center shopping mall, located in San Leandro, California, formerly known as the Bay Fair Mall. ... The Westgate Center shopping mall is a mega-strip mall located in San Leandro, California. ... The Marina Square Center is a shopping mall located in San Leandro, California. ...


High School History

In the latter part of the 20th century, San Leandro was home to three high schools: San Leandro High School and Pacific High School (in the San Leandro Unified School District) and Marina High School (located within the San Leandro city limits but coming under the authority of the neighboring San Lorenzo Unified School District). San Leandro High School was established in the early part of the 20th century. As the city's population grew, so did the need for a second high school. Pacific High School was built across town nearer the industrial area adjacent to California State Highway 17 (now Interstate 880) and opened in 1960. It featured a round main building and more traditional outbuildings, as well as a lighted football field. (The football field at San Leandro High School did not have, and still does not have, lights. All night games for both high schools were played at the Pacific football field, named C. Burrell Field after a former San Leandro Unified School District superintendent. San Leandro High School's night football games are still played there.) San Lorenzo Unified School District is a school district serving the San Lorenzo and San Leandro areas in Alameda County, California San Lorenzo Unified School District website Categories: | ...


As student enrollments declined in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the city council and school board elected to close one of the two high schools. Amid much controversy, Pacific High School graduated its last class in 1983. Those who wished to keep Pacific High School open cited the fact that it was a much newer facility and had the better football field. Those who were in favor of retaining San Leandro High School maintained that it was a larger campus and therefore had more room to house both school populations. Some Pacific High School supporters to this day hold the opinion that San Leandro High School was retained because it was located on the "rich" side of town.


Instead of leasing out the Pacific High School property for a few years until birth rates recovered and school enrollments were back on the rise, in 1989 the city sold the property outright. The developers who purchased the site have since constructed an auto mall and an outlet mall (Marina Square Center) at that location.


In recent years, as school enrollments have increased, San Leandro High School has been the recipient of newly built wings to increase classroom space and relieve overcrowding.


San Leandro High School is home to some of the best academic programs in northern California, such as the Business Academy and SLAM. One of the award winning national programs located in San Leandro is DECA, an association for Marketing Students. Recently six students from San Leandro High School won in their competitive events and won a slot to compete in Orlando, Florida on April 27 2007. The overall quality of San Leandro High School is in question, however, as indicated by its low API index and ranking of 4 compared to all other schools in California and 2 when compared to other similar schools (Scale of 1-10). The campus is also characterized by frequent violence between differing ethnic groups. In 2005 there were 419 suspensions and 21 outright expulsions (see pg 2)(15.9% of the entire school). There have been numerous accusations toward the school board about ignoring pupils using false addresses from nearby troubled communities, inflating the schools population causing overcrowding.


There is a good amount of students who attend school with the San Lorenzo Unified School District living in San Leandro, including Arroyo High School, Washington Manor Middle School and Corvallis Elementary School. San Lorenzo Unified School District is a school district serving the San Lorenzo and San Leandro areas in Alameda County, California San Lorenzo Unified School District website Categories: | ... Arroyo High School is located in San Lorenzo, California, and is part of the San Lorenzo Unified High School District. ...


Current leadership

Today San Leandro is run by mayor Tony Santos, whose first term started in December 2006 and a six-member City Council. City Council members include Michael Gregory (District 1), Surlene Grant (District 2), Diana Souza (District 3), Joyce Starosciak (District 4), Bill Stephens (District 5), and appointed Council member Jim Prola (District 6). A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


San Leandro is home to two school districts: The San Lorenzo Unified School District includes parts of Washington Manor and the San Leandro Unified School District includes most of San Leandro plus a small part of Oakland. The 7- member School Board for San Leandro Unified School District is composed of "Rick" Richards (Area 1), Pauline Cutter (Area 2), Linda Perry (Area 3), Mike Katz-Lacabe (Area 4), Ray Davis (Area 5), Lisa Hague (Area 6) and Stephen Cassidy (at large). 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... This article or section should be merged with board of education A school board (or school committee) is an elected council that helps determine educational policy in a small regional area, such as a city, state, or province. ...


Notable residents and natives

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In Film

In The Princess Diaries (film), the cable car conductor, Bruce Macintosh, proclaims that he is from San Leandro. The Princess Diaries is a comedy-drama film and the screen adaptation of Meg Cabots 2000 novel of the same name. ...


References

  1. ^ Demographic Research Unit of the California Department of Finance, STATE ADDS ALMOST 470,000 IN 2006; 2007 POPULATION NEARS 37.7 MILLION, http://www.dof.ca.gov/HTML/DEMOGRAP/ReportsPapers/Estimates/E1/documents/e-1press.pdf, May 10, 2007
  2. ^ CH2M Hill, California Department of Health Services, Toxic Substances Control Division, Phase I Remedial Investigation Rpt, 1465 Factor Avenue, San Leandro, California (1987).
  3. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Andy Kratter, Mark Weisman and Jill Buxton, Environmental Initial Study, Aladdin Avenue/Fairway Drive Overcrossing of I-880, Earth Metrics, CalTrans and city of San Leandro Rpt 9551, 1990
  4. ^ Suburban Wall, documentary, 1971; Invisible Wall, documentary, 1981; "Not a Genuine Black Man: Or How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs" Brian Copeland, 2006

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San Leandro, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1109 words)
San Leandro was discovered on March 20, 1772 by Spanish soldier Captain Pedro Fages and the Spanish Catholic priest Father Crespi.
From 1856 to 1868, San Leandro was the County Seat for Alameda County until the County Courthouse located at Clarke and Davis Streets was destroyed by the 1868 earthquake.
San Leandro was incorporated as a town on March 21,1872, one hundred years and a day after the area was discovered by Europeans.
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San Leandro was first discovered on March 20, 1772 by Spanish soldier Captain Pedro Fages and the Spanish Catholic priest Father Crespi.
San Leandro was incorporated as a town on March 21,1872, one hundred years and a day after the area was first discovered.
Cherries were one of the City's most well-known crops and, to honor their importance to San Leandro's development, the first Cherry Festival, a tradition which continues today, was held in 1909.
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