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City of Santa Clara, California
The Central Park Library in Santa Clara

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Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California.
Country United States
State California
County Santa Clara
Government
 - Mayor Patricia M. Mahan
Area
 - City  18.38 sq mi (47.6 km²)
 - Land 18.4 sq mi (47.6 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km²)
Population (2005)
 - City 109,000
 - Density 5,566.1/sq mi (2,149.1/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Website: http://www.ci.santa-clara.ca.us/

Santa Clara, California (IPA: [sæntʌ kleɹʌ]) , founded in 1777 and incorporated in 1852, is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. The city is the site of the eighth of 21 California missions, Mission Santa Clara de Asís, and was named after the mission. The Mission and Mission Gardens are located on the grounds of Santa Clara University. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x750, 189 KB)The Central Park Library in Santa Clara, California. ... Image File history File links Seal of the City of Santa Clara, California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (814x485, 11 KB)Location map of Santa Clara, California within Santa Clara County, California. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Pacific Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −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... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... PDT is UTC-7 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −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... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Spanish Missions in California (more simply referred to as the California Missions) comprise a series of religious outposts established by Spanish Catholic Dominicans, Jesuits, and Franciscans, to spread the Christian doctrine among the local Native Americans. ... Mission Santa Clara de Asís circa 1910. ...


Santa Clara is home to both Mission College and Santa Clara University, the latter being the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California. Mission College community college located in Santa Clara, California. ... The Santa Clara Mission is a notable on-campus landmark. ...


Santa Clara is also home to Great America, an amusement park operated by Cedar Fair, L.P.. View of Great America from above Great America is an amusement park owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. ... Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, legally known as Cedar Fair, L.P.,(NYSE: FUN) is a publicly-traded company based in Sandusky, Ohio, USA that owns and operates amusement parks in North America. ...


Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley, and is home to the headquarters of Intel, Applied Materials, Sun Microsystems, NVIDIA, Agilent Technologies, and many other high-tech companies. A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. ... Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC, SEHK: 4335), founded in 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation, is an American multinational corporation that is best known for designing and manufacturing microprocessors and specialized integrated circuits. ... Applied Materials, Inc. ... Sun Microsystems, Inc. ... NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) (pronounced ) is an American corporation specializing in the manufacture of GPU technologies for video cards, graphics cards, workstations, desktop computers, handhelds and more. ... Agilent Technologies NYSE: A is the actual descendant of the instrument company founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939. ...


The San Francisco 49ers NFL football team has its heaquarters and practice facilities in Santa Clara. On Wednesday, November 8, 2006, the 49ers announced their intention to move the team to Santa Clara, after negotiations failed with the city of San Francisco to build a new stadium.[1] 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... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 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... Nickname: Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Government  - Mayor Gavin Newsom Area  - City  47 sq mi (122 km²)  - Land  46. ...


As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 102,361.


Santa Clara owns and operates an electric utility called Silicon Valley Power. Recently Silicon Valley Power brought online a brand new gas-powered electric plant called DVR. The new plant produces 130 megawatts of electricity for the city and its residents. As a result, the going rate for electricity in Santa Clara is considerably cheaper than that offered by Northern California's dominant utility, Pacific Gas and Electric. Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is a municipal electric utility owned and operated by the city of Santa Clara, California. ... The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) , (NYSE: PCG), is the utility that provides natural gas and electricity to most of Northern California. ...

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Geography and environment

Santa Clara is located at 37°21′16″N, 121°58′9″W (37.354441, -121.969119)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.6 km² (18.4 mi²), all land. 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. ...


Santa Clara is drained by three seasonal creeks, all of which empty into the southern portion of San Francisco Bay; these creeks are San Tomas Aquino Creek, Saratoga Creek, and Calabazas Creek. 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. ...


There are some significant biological resources within the city including habitat for the burrowing owl, a species of special concern in California due to reduction in habitat from urban development during the latter 20th century.[2] This owl uses burrows created by ground squirrels and prefers generally level grasslands and even disturbed areas. Habitat (which is Latin for it inhabits) is the place where a particular species live and grow. ... Binomial name Athene cunicularia (Molina, 1782) Subspecies About 20 living, see text Synonyms Strix cunicularia Molina, 1782 Speotyto cunicularia Spheotyto cunicularia (lapsus) The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. ... In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biodiversity. ... Genera See entry. ...


Demographics

As of the census of 2000GR2, there were 102,361 people, 38,526 households, and 24,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,149.1/km² (5,566.2/mi²). There were 39,630 housing units at an average density of 832.0/km² (2,155.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 55.59% White, 29.27% Asian, 2.29% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.43% Pacific Islander, 6.94% from other races, and 4.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.99% of the population. 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. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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 38,526 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.14. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 11.3% from 18 to 24, 39.1% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $69,466, and the median income for a family was $77,189. Males had a median income of $58,641 versus $43,131 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,755. About 4.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 8.2% 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. ...


Representation

  • California Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger (R)
  • Federal Senators
Barbara Boxer (D)
Dianne Feinstein (D)
  • Federal Representative
Mike Honda (D) of California's 15th congressional district
  • State Senator
Elaine Alquist (D)
  • State Assembly Members
Sally J. Lieber (D) of California's 22nd Assembly District
James T. Beall, Jr. of California's 24th Assembly District
  • Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Ken Yeager of District 4
  • City Manager
Jennifer Sparacino
  • Mayor
Patricia M. Mahan
  • City Council
Dominic J. Caserta
Will Kennedy
Kevin Moore
Joe Kornder
Patrick Kolstad
Jamie McLeod

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History

The first European to visit the valley was José Francisco Ortega in 1769. He found the area to be inhabited by the Los Costanos (Spanish for the Ohlone Native Americans). The Spanish began to colonize California with 21 missions and the Mission Santa Clara de Asis was founded in 1777. World map showing the location of Europe. ... José Francisco Ortega (1734–February 1798) was soldier and early settler of California. ... For the college of the same name, see Ohlone College. ... Postcard of the reconstructed Mission Santa Bárbara The California missions are a series of settlements established by Spanish Catholic Franciscans, to Christianize the local Native Americans, but with the added benefit of giving Spain a toehold in the frontier land. ... Mission Santa Clara de Asís circa 1910. ...


In 1846, the American flag was raised over Monterey and symbolized the transfer of California to the United States. In 1851, Santa Clara College was established where the old mission used to be. In 1852, Santa Clara was incorporated as a town; it became state-chartered by 1862. The economy centered on family farms since orchards and vegetables were thriving on the fertile soil. In 1905, the first public high-altitude flights by man were made over Santa Clara in gliders designed by John J. Montgomery. By the beginning of the 20th century, the population had reached 5,000 and stayed about the same for many years. The semiconductor industry, which sprouted around 1960, changed the valley forever; little of its agricultural past remains. Nickname: Location of Monterey, California County Monterey Government  - Mayor Chuck Della Sala Area  - City 30. ... John Joseph Montgomery (c. ... The semiconductor industry is the collection of business firms engaged in the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices. ...


Santa Clara's first medical hospital was built in 1963. This structure, on Kiely Boulevard, will be replaced in 2007 with the new Kaiser Permanente medical center located on Lawrence Expressway at Homestead Road.


Santa Clara was also home to a major mental health facility, Agnews State Hospital. According to the National Park Service, more than 100 persons were killed at this site in the 1906 earthquake. The site is now home to Sun Microsystems and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


Sister cities

Santa Clara currently has two sister cities. They are:

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Trivia

Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Michelle Akers (born February 1, 1966 in Santa Clara, California) was a leading American soccer player and played on the historic 1999 Womens World Cup victory by the U.S.. She is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. ... Donna Elizabeth de Varona (born April 26, 1947 in San Diego, California) is a former American swimmer. ... Claudia Anne Kolb (born December 19, 1949 in Hayward, California) is a retired breaststroke and medley swimmer from the United States, who won her first Olympic medal at the 1964 Summer Olympics when she was fourteen years of age. ... Mark Andrew Spitz (born February 10, 1950, in Modesto, California) is a American swimmer. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Dante Dan Pastorini (born 1949 - ) was a quarterback who played for 12 seasons from 1971-1981, and 1983. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Steve Bartkowski (born November 12, 1952) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons (1975-1985) and the Los Angeles Rams (1986). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Carney Ray Lansford (born February 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the California Angels (1978-80), Boston Red Sox (1981-82) and Oakland Athletics (1983-92). ... “NBA” redirects here. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... Steven John Nash[1], OBC (born February 7, 1974), is a Canadian professional basketball player. ... 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 (1883-1885) Ballpark AT&T Park (2000–present) a. ... Dwight Randolph Randy Winn (born June 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the San Francisco Giants. ... Every summer, Drum Corps International (DCI) Division I corps compete to earn the title of DCI Division I World Champion for that years summer season. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

See also

INTA Technologies (formerly International Technical Associates) of Santa Clara, California is a manufacturer and supplier of metallized ceramic products, coatings, glass to metal, glass to ceramic and other hermetic and non-hermetic seals and assemblies. ... 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. ... Golden State Baptist College is an unaccredited Independent Fundamental Baptist Bible college in Santa Clara, California, offering undergraduate degrees in Pastoral theology, missions, Christian ministries, music education, Christian education (elementary and secondary), and secretarial science. ... The Santa Clara Mission is a notable on-campus landmark. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ...

References

  1. ^ "Source: 49ers plan to move out of S.F.", Yahoo News, November 9, 2006.  (Link dead as of 15 January 2007)
  2. ^ Environmental Impact Report for the Esperanca property, Santa Clara, California, Earth Metrics Inc., California State Clearinghouse (1990}

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Santa Clara County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (962 words)
Santa Clara County was one of the original counties of California, formed in 1850 at the time of statehood.
The county is bordered to the north-west by San Mateo County, to the south-west by Santa Cruz County, to the north by Alameda County, to the east by Stanislaus County, to the south-east by Merced County, and to the south by San Benito County.
However, unlike expressways virtually everywhere else in California, the Santa Clara County expressways were built, signed, and maintained as county roads; they are not maintained by Caltrans, although they are patrolled by the California Highway Patrol.
Santa Clara, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (770 words)
Santa Clara is home to Mission College and Santa Clara University, the latter being the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of California.
Santa Clara is located in the center of Silicon Valley, and is home to the headquarters of Intel, Applied Materials, Sun Microsystems, NVIDIA, and many other famous high-tech companies.
The Spanish began to colonize California with 21 missions and the Mission Santa Clara de Asis was founded in 1777.
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