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Encyclopedia > San Mateo County, California
San Mateo County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting San Mateo County
Location in the state of California
Map of the USA highlighting California
California's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1856
Seat Redwood City
Largest City Daly City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,919 km²
1,163 km² (449 mi²)
756 km²,
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

707,161
608/km² 
Time zone Pacific : UTC−8/UTC−7
Website: www.co.sanmateo.ca.us

San Mateo County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco, near San Francisco State University, and north of Santa Clara County. San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of the county, and Silicon Valley begins at the southern end. As of 2005 the population was 712,462. The county seat is Redwood City. Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links Map_of_California_highlighting_San_Mateo_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_CA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): California ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... Daly City is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States with a 2000 population of 103,621. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... 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. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... 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  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, State and SFSU) is a public university located in the southwestern San Francisco, California, bordering Lake Merced and Lowell High School, near Fort Funston and Daly City, near the San Mateo County line. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... FAA diagram of SFO “SFO” redirects here. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ...

Contents

History

San Mateo County was formed from parts of San Francisco County and Santa Cruz County in 1856. This article is about the city in California. ... Santa Cruz County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, it forms the northern coast of the Monterey Bay. ...


The county bears the Spanish name for Saint Matthew. As a place name, San Mateo appears as early as 1776 and several local geographic features were also designated San Mateo on early maps including variously: a settlement, an arroyo, a headland jutting into the Pacific (Point Montara), and a large land holding (Rancho San Mateo). Until about 1850, the name appeared as San Matheo. Matthew the Evangelist (מתי, Gift of the LORD, Standard Hebrew and Tiberian Hebrew: Mattay; Septuagint Greek: Ματθαίος, Matthaios), most often called Saint Matthew, is an important Christian figure, and one of Jesus Twelve Apostles. ... An arroyo is a dry creek bed or gulch that fills with water either seasonally, or after a heavy rain. ... Montara State Beach Montara is a census-designated place located in San Mateo County, California. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,919 km² (741 mi²). 1,163 km² (449 mi²) of it is land and 756 km² (292 mi²) of it (39.40%) is water. A number of bayside watercourses drain the eastern part of the county including San Bruno Creek and Colma Creek. Streams draining the western county include Frenchmans Creek, Pilarcitos Creek, Naples Creek, Arroyo de en Medio, and Denniston Creek. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... San Bruno Creek is an intermittent stream that rises on the eastern slopes of the Northern Santa Cruz Mountains in San Mateo County, California, USA.[1] The headwaters descend a relatively steep canyon east of Skyline Boulevard in a tortuous course. ... Colma Creek is a small creek that flows toward the San Francisco Bay from near San Bruno Mountain. ... Frenchmans Creek is a river in San Mateo County, California. ... Pilarcitos Creek (Latitude: 37°2800; Longitude: 122°2559) is a coastal stream in San Mateo County, California, USA, that rises on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains and discharges to the Pacific Ocean. ... Naples Creek is a stream in San Mateo County, California, USA that rises on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains and discharges to the Pacific Ocean. ... Arroyo de en Medio is a coastal stream in western San Mateo County, California. ... Denniston Creek is a coastal stream in western San Mateo County, California. ...


Incorporated cities

Atherton is a town in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... Belmont is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... Brisbane is a small city located in the northern part of San Mateo County, California. ... Location in San Mateo County and the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County San Mateo Incorporated June 6, 1908 Government  - Mayor Terry Nagel  - City Manager Jim Nantell Area  - City  6. ... Colma is a small town in San Mateo County, California, at the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula next to Daly City and South San Francisco. ... Daly City is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States with a 2000 population of 103,621. ... East Palo Alto (often called EPA) is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... This article is about the town in California. ... |utc_offset ]] = -8 Half Moon Bay redirects here. ... Hillsborough is an incorporated town in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America. ... General view of Millbrae Millbrae is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... Aerial view of the Linda Mar (San Pedro Valley) neighborhood of Pacifica, Calfornia. ... Portola Valley is a town located in San Mateo County, California. ... Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... The San Bruno police station next to the BART station at the Shops at Tanforan. ... Downtown San Carlos San Carlos is a city in San Mateo County, California, USA on the San Francisco Peninsula, about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose. ... San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... A Genentech-sponsored sign declaring South San Francisco to be the Birthplace of Biotechnology. ... Woodside (pop. ...

Unincorporated communities

Broadmoor is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... El Granada is a census-designated place (CDP) in the coastal area of northern San Mateo County, California, United States. ... Emerald Lake Hills is a census-designated place and neighborhood in unincorporated San Mateo County, in the state of California, USA. It is located in the hills between Woodside and Redwood City, roughly bounded by Edgewood Road, Alameda de las Pulgas, Farm Hill Boulevard, and Interstate 280. ... Highlands-Baywood Park is a census-designated place located in San Mateo County, California. ... Location of La Honda, California. ... Categories: Stub | Towns in California | San Mateo County, California ... Montara State Beach Montara is a census-designated place located in San Mateo County, California. ... Moss Beach is a census-designated place located in San Mateo County, California. ... North Fair Oaks is not actually a town, but a census-designated place and district for the purposes of the United States census in an unincorporated area of San Mateo County adjacent to Redwood City, Atherton, and Menlo Park. ... Pescadero is a coastal community on the Pacific Ocean in the US state of California. ... Princeton-by-the-Sea is an unincorporated community on the coast of San Mateo County, California. ... San Gregorio is a town of about 150 people south of San Francisco; south of Half Moon Bay. ... The San Mateo County, California mountain community of Sky Londa is located at the intersection of State Route 84 (Woodside Road) and State Route 35 (Skyline Boulevard). ... West Menlo Park is a census-designated place and an unincorporated community in San Mateo County, California, inside of Menlo Park, and adjacent to Atherton, Sharon Heights and Stanford University. ...

Adjacent counties

This article is about the city in California. ... Official website: http://www. ... 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. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Santa Cruz County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California, just south of the San Francisco Bay Area, it forms the northern coast of the Monterey Bay. ...

Transportation infrastructure

Major highways

Image File history File links I-280_(CA). ... 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. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Interstate 380 is a short spur highway that connects Interstate 280 in San Bruno, California to San Francisco International Airport in South San Francisco, California; the eastern terminus of I-380 is the junction with U.S. Highway 101. ... Image File history File links US_101_(CA). ... Highway 101 redirects here. ... Image File history File links California_1. ... State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along a large length of the Pacific coast of the U.S. State of California. ... Image File history File links California_82. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE 101 SCL 0. ... An early map traces the mission trail in Baja California as it existed in 1769. ... Image File history File links California_84. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE Segment 1 SR-1 SM 0. ... The Dumbarton Bridge is the southernmost of the highway bridges that span the San Francisco Bay in California. ... Image File history File links California_92. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-238 / SR-185 ALA 8. ... Eastern causeway portion of San Mateo-Hayward Bay Bridge (view from Hayward looking west toward San Mateo) The Hayward-San Mateo Bridge is a bridge crossing the San Francisco Bay, in the US, linking the San Francisco Peninsula with the East Bay. ...

Public transportation

SamTrans (San Mateo County Transit District) provides local bus service within San Mateo County. Local and commuter bus routes also operate into San Francisco. San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is a public transport agency in and around San Mateo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


Caltrain, the commuter rail system, has several stations in San Mateo County. Bay Area Rapid Transit trains serve San Francisco International Airport and the northern portion of the county. Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... Bart can refer to: A diminutive of Bartholomew Barts is the frequently used abbreviation for St Bartholomews Hospital in the City of London. ... FAA diagram of SFO “SFO” redirects here. ...


Caltrain, BART, and SamTrans converge together at the Millbrae Intermodal station. Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... Bart can refer to: A diminutive of Bartholomew Barts is the frequently used abbreviation for St Bartholomews Hospital in the City of London. ... San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is a public transport agency in and around San Mateo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Caltrain Platforms Cross-platform Parking Monthly Reserved, Daily (free), Midday (free), Carpool (free) (BART) Yes (Caltrain) Bicycle facilities 30 Lockers (BART) Racks available (Caltrain) Other information Opened June 22, 2003 (BART) 19?? (Caltrain) Accessible Millbrae station at night, viewed from Caltrain platform 5 with BART train in background BART train...


Airports

San Francisco International Airport is geographically located in San Mateo County, but it is owned by the City and County of San Francisco. FAA diagram of SFO “SFO” redirects here. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


San Mateo County does own two general aviation airports: Half Moon Bay Airport and San Carlos Airport.[citation needed] Half Moon Bay Airport is located in Half Moon Bay, California, USA, on the Pacific Coast south of San Francisco. ... San Carlos Airport (IATA Airport Code: SQL) is a small general aviation airport located in San Carlos, California, off Highway 101. ...


Marine transport

The only deepwater port in South San Francisco Bay is the Port of Redwood City, situated along Redwood Creek begun as a lumber float channel in the year 1850. San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, and the Golden Gate San Francisco Bay is a shallow, productive estuary through which water draining approximately forty percent of California, flowing in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers from the Sierra Nevada mountains, enters the Pacific Ocean. ... The Port of Redwood City (37. ... Redwood Creek is a stream in San Mateo County, California, USA which discharges into South San Francisco Bay. ... 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). ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 707,161 people, 254,103 households, and 171,265 families residing in the county. The population density was 608/km² (1,575/mi²). There were 260,576 housing units at an average density of 224/km² (580/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 59.49% White, 3.51% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 20.04% Asian, 1.33% Pacific Islander, 10.17% from other races, and 5.02% from two or more races. 21.88% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 58.6% spoke English, 18.1% Spanish, 6.4% Tagalog, 4.2% Chinese or Mandarin and 1.3% Cantonese as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Tagalog (pronunciation: ) is one of the major languages of the Republic of the Philippines. ... Map of eastern China and Taiwan, showing the historic distribution of Mandarin Chinese in light brown. ... Standard Cantonese is a variant, and is generally considered the prestige dialect of Cantonese Chinese. ...


In 2005 47.3% of San Mateo County's population was non-Hispanic whites. African-Americans had declined to 3.4% of the county population. 23.4% of the population was Asian. The Hispanic proportion had grown, but had fallen below that of the Asians. Hispanics now made up 22.6% of the county population.

San Mateo County Government Center in Redwood City, facing northwest
San Mateo County Government Center in Redwood City, facing northwest

There were 254,103 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.29. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 185 KB) Summary San Mateo County Government Center in Redwood City, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 185 KB) Summary San Mateo County Government Center in Redwood City, California. ... Redwood City is a suburb located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. ... 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 county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 33.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $70,819, and the median income for a family was $80,737. Males had a median income of $51,342 versus $40,383 for females. The per capita income for the county was $36,045. About 3.50% of families and 5.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 5.10% 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. ...


Environmental features

San Mateo County encompasses a variety of habitats including estuarine, marine, oak woodland, redwood forest, coastal scrub and oak savannah. There are numerous species of wildlife present, especially along the San Francisco Bay estuarine shoreline, San Bruno Mountain, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and the forests on the Montara Mountain block. Several creeks discharge to the San Francisco Bay including San Mateo Creek and Laurel Creek and several coastal streams discharge to the Pacific Ocean such as Frenchmans Creek and San Vicente Creek. Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... San Bruno Mountain lies south of San Francisco, CA in San Mateo County. ... Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a marine reserve on the Pacific Ocean, located just north of Pillar Point Harbor and Mavericks in the San Mateo County town of Moss Beach, California. ... San Mateo Creek is a perennial stream that provides the only natural outlet of Crystal Springs Reservoir through a present day dam. ... Frenchmans Creek is a river in San Mateo County, California. ... San Vicente Creek is a Northern California coastal stream which flows entirely within San Mateo County and discharges to the Pacific Ocean. ...


The county is home to several endangered species including the San Francisco garter snake and the San Bruno elfin butterfly, both of which are endemic to San Mateo County. The endangered California clapper rail is also found on the shores of San Francisco Bay, in the cities of Belmont and San Mateo. The endangered wildflower Hickman's potentilla is found near the Pacific Ocean on the lower slopes of Montara Mountain. The endangered wildflowers White-rayed pentachaeta, Pentachaeta bellidiflora, San Mateo Woolly Sunflower, Eriophyllum latilobum, Marin Dwarf Flax, Hesperolinon congestum and the San Mateo Thornmint, Acanthomintha duttonii, are found in the vicinity of the Crystal Springs Reservoir. The Siberian Tiger is a subspecies of tiger that are critically endangered. ... Trinomial name Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia Cope, 1875 The San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) is a slender multi-colored colubrid snake. ... Trinomial name Callophrys mossii bayensis (R. M. Brown, 1969) The San Bruno elfin butterfly (Callophrys mossii bayensis) is a U.S. Federally listed endangered species which inhabits rocky outcrops and cliffs in coastal scrub on the San Francisco peninsula. ... Trinomial name Rallus longirostris obsoletus Ridgway, 1874 The California Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris obsoletus) is an endangered subspecies of the Clapper Rail (. It is found principally in Californias San Francisco Bay, and also in Monterey Bay and Morro Bay. ... Belmont is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States. ... San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Binomial name Potentilla hickmanii Eastw. ... Montara Mountain is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains of the United States, near the unincorporated community of Montara, California in San Mateo County. ... Binomial name (Greene) D.D. Keck Synonyms Chaetopappa bellidiflora(Greene) Keck Pentachaeta bellidiflora (White-rayed pentachaeta or Whiteray pygmy daisy) is a Californian wildflower in the genus Pentachaeta of the (Asteraceae) family. ... Binomial name (Greene) D.D. Keck Synonyms Chaetopappa bellidiflora(Greene) Keck Pentachaeta bellidiflora (White-rayed pentachaeta or Whiteray pygmy daisy) is a Californian wildflower in the genus Pentachaeta of the (Asteraceae) family. ... Binomial name Eriophyllum latilobum Rydb. ... Binomial name Eriophyllum latilobum Rydb. ... Binomial name (A. Gray) Small Hesperolinon congestum, or Marin Dwarf Flax, is an annual herb, which is known to occur only in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin County, California,[1] USA. This plant occurs chiefly on serpentine soils, especially in dry native bunch grasses, chaparral or other grasslands at... Binomial name Hesperolinon congestum (A. Gray) Small Hesperolinon congestum, or Marin Dwarf Flax, is an annual herb, which is known to occur only in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin County, California, USA. This plant occurs chiefly on serpentine soils, especially in dry native bunch grasses, chaparral or other grasslands... Binomial name (Abrams) Jokerst Acanthomintha duttonii is a species of annual plant endemic to San Mateo County, California in the Lamiaceae family. ... Binomial name Acanthomintha duttonii (Abrams) Jokerst Acanthomintha duttonii is an endangered species[1] of the genus Acanthomintha that occurs in San Mateo County, California. ... Crystal Springs Reservoir is a reservoir located in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains of San Mateo County. ...


Some students in San Mateo County's public schools attend outdoor education in La Honda. *San Mateo Outdoor Education is a residential school that teaches major concepts of ecology via exploration of forest, pond, garden, tidepool, wetland, and sandy shore habitats. The center's mascot is the banana slug, a large yellow gastropod. Categories: US geography stubs | Towns in California ... For the journal, see Ecology (journal). ... Tide pools at a beach Closeup of a tide pool with some algae and barnacles Tide pools (also tidal pools or rock pools) are rocky pools by the ocean that are filled with seawater. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Look up habitat in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Species Ariolimax californicus Ariolimax columbianus Ariolimax dolichophallus The banana slugs (Ariolimax) are a genus of terrestrial mollusk, although when used in the context of a species, banana slug invariably refers to the Pacific banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus). ... Subclass Subclass Eogastropoda     Patellogastropoda Subclass Orthogastropoda   Superorder Cocculiniformia   Superorder Hot Vent Taxa     Neomphaolida   Superorder Vetigastropoda   Superorder Neritaemorphi     Neritopsina   Superorder Caenogastropoda     Architaenioglossa     Sorbeoconcha   Superorder Heterobranchia     Heterostropha     Opisthobranchia     Pulmonata The gastropods, or univalves, are the largest and most successful class of mollusks, with 60,000-75,000 species, and second largest class...


Notable structures

There are a number of well known structures within San Mateo County:

The Carolands Chateau is a mansion in Hillsborough, California. ... The Cow Palace (originally known as the California State Livestock Pavilion) is an indoor arena in Daly City, California that borders neighboring San Francisco. ... The Nueva School is a Pre-K through 8th grade private school in Hillsborough, CA for gifted and talented children. ... Crystal Springs Reservoir is a reservoir located in the northern Santa Cruz Mountains of San Mateo County. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Dakin Building The Dakin Building is an architectural award winning class A office building on the San Francisco Bay in Brisbane, California. ... Notre Dame de Namur University is a comprehensive university located in Belmont, California. ... Ralston Hall Ralston Hall located in Belmont, San Mateo County, California, was the country house of William Chapman Ralston, a San Francisco businessman and founder of the Bank of California. ... Pigeon Point Lighthouse Pigeon Point Lighthouse was built in 1872 to guide ships on the Pacific coast of California. ... FAA diagram of SFO “SFO” redirects here. ... The Sánchez Adobe Park, home to the Sánchez Adobe, is located in Pacifica, California at 1000 Linda Mar Boulevard, on the north bank of San Pedro Creek, approximately one mile from the Pacific Ocean in Linda Mar Valley. ... The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory operated by Stanford University under the programmatic direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. ... The Pulgas Water Temple is a stone structure in Woodside, California designed by architect William Merchant. ...

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republicans

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2004 29.2% 83,315 69.5% 197,922
2000 31.0% 80,296 64.3% 166,757
1996 29.2% 73,508 60.6% 152,304
1992 27.2% 75,080 54.0% 149,232
1988 42.9% 109,261 55.7% 141,859
1984 51.9% 135,185 46.9% 122,268
1980 48.8% 116,491 36.6% 87,335
1976 50.6% 117,338 44.4% 102,896
1972 52.8% 135,377 42.8% 109,745
1968 43.7% 98,654 47.2% 106,519
1964 35.5% 77,916 64.3% 140,978
1960 51.7% 104,570 48.0% 97,154

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County trails

See this county page for trail descriptions.

  • Alpine Trail
  • Bog Trail
  • Cañada Trail
  • Crystal Springs Trail
  • Edgewood Trail
  • Ralston Trail
  • San Andreas Trail
  • Sand Hill Trail
  • Sawyer Camp Trail
  • Skyline Trail
  • Sheep Camp Trail
  • Sweeney Ridge Trail

County parks

Source: http://www.sanmateocountyparks.org/ County Parks http://www.eparks.net/smc/department/esa/home/0,2151,5556687_10575168,00.html Coyote Point Coyote Point Park is located in San Mateo County, California. ... Nestled between the City of San Bruno to the north and Woodside to the south, Crystal Springs is a county park comprised of two main trails, Sawyer Camp Trail in the southern end and San Andreas trail in the northern section, which run along the eastern shore of San Andreas... Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is a marine reserve on the Pacific Ocean, located just north of Pillar Point Harbor and Mavericks in the San Mateo County town of Moss Beach, California. ... san mateo county memorial park This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... San Bruno Mountain lies south of San Francisco, CA in San Mateo County. ... The Sánchez Adobe Park, home to the Sánchez Adobe, is located in Pacifica, California at 1000 Linda Mar Boulevard, on the north bank of San Pedro Creek, approximately one mile from the Pacific Ocean in Linda Mar Valley. ...


State parks

Northern elephant seals hauled out on the beach at Año Nuevo State Park Año Nuevo State Park is a California state park located in San Mateo County. ... Butano State Park is a California state park located in San Mateo County near San Gorgonio. ... Portola Redwoods State Park is a California state park, located in San Mateo County. ... San Bruno Mountain State Park is a state park located in northern San Mateo County, California. ...

State beaches

Source: http://www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex/default.asp?tab=3 State Parks, Choose San Mateo Half Moon Bay State Beach is a protected beach located in Half Moon Bay in California. ... Montara State Beach is a beach located eight miles north of Half Moon Bay on California State Route 1, USA. 2 beach access points lighthouse operated as hostel surf fishing dogs on leash (6 max) no fireworks, or fires bike, hiking, horseback trails Offical webpage Coastal Images Categories: | | ... Pacifica State Beach is the southernmost of Pacifica, Californias beaches, it is located at the mouth of the San Pedro Valley in downtown Pacifica off California State Route 1, USA. It is reputed to possess the worlds most scenic Taco Bell location, which is on the beach side... Pescadero State Beach is a beach located 14. ... San Gregorio State Beach is a beach near San Gregorio, California, USA, south of Half Moon Bay. ...


See also

San Francisco Bay Area Portal

Image File history File links Portal. ... List of school districts in San Mateo County, California Bayshore Elementary School District Belmont Elementary School District Brisbane Elementary School District Burlingame Elementary School District Cabrillo Unified School District Hillsborough City Elementary School District Jefferson Elementary School District Jefferson Union High School District La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District Las... This is a list of California Historical Landmarks. ... The Peninsula Humane Society (PHS) is one of the largest and one of the most progressive humane orgaizations in the United States. ... // Seaport Centre is a high-tech business park located in Redwood City, California, USA, and as of 2007 is one of the largest biotechnology research complexes in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... North American area code 650 includes most of San Mateo County (except northernmost portion) and the northwestern portion of Santa Clara County, in California. ... Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park is a recreational city park, located in Foster City, California and run by the city government and local citizens. ... The Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Building, also known as the Leo J. Ryan Memorial Federal Archives and Records Center, is a United States government office facility which opened in 1973, and is located in San Bruno, California. ...

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