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Encyclopedia > South San Francisco, California
City of South San Francisco
South San Francisco as viewed from a nearby ridge
Nickname: South City; The Industrial City
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
Location in San Mateo County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°39′22″N 122°25′32″W / 37.65611, -122.42556
Country United States
State California
County San Mateo
Incorporated September 3, 1908
Government
 - Mayor Richard A. Garbarino
 - City Manager Barry Nagel
Area
 - Total 29.7 sq mi (77.0 km²)
 - Land 9.0 sq mi (23.4 km²)
 - Water 20.7 sq mi (53.7 km²)  69.7%
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 60,552
 - Density 6,712.8/sq mi (2,591.9/km²)
  United States Census Bureau
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 94080, 94083, 94099
Area code(s) 650
FIPS code 06-73262
GNIS feature ID 0277618
Website: http://www.ssf.net
The "South San Francisco The Industrial City" sign
The "South San Francisco The Industrial City" sign
A Genentech-sponsored sign declaring South San Francisco to be the "Birthplace of Biotechnology."
A Genentech-sponsored sign declaring South San Francisco to be the "Birthplace of Biotechnology."

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The city lies north of San Francisco International Airport in a small valley between San Bruno Mountain and the Coast Range. The city is served by two major highways, U.S. Route 101 (the Bayshore Freeway) and Interstate 280. A BART station, located directly adjacent to El Camino High School and Solaire Transit Village, opened in 2003, supplementing Caltrain service to San Francisco and San Jose. The city's small downtown and several aging residential subdivisions, such as Mayfair Village, Sunshine Gardens, Avalon Park, Winston Manor, and Rancho Buri Buri, are located west of Highway 101, while the area east of Highway 101 is dominated by bland industrial complexes interspersed with futuristic office parks, particularly the Oyster Point Marina. The extreme western portions of the city near Interstate 280 sit along a hillside and offer views of San Francisco Bay. This area is known to local residents as Westborough. The southern part of the city, closest to the airport, is home to a large number of car repair shops, airport parking lots, and airport hotels. FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... San Bruno Mountain lies south of San Francisco, CA in San Mateo County. ... The Santa Cruz Mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are a mountain range in central California, United States. ... Highway 101 redirects here. ... 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. ... Bart can refer to: A diminutive of Bartholomew Barts is the frequently used abbreviation for St Bartholomews Hospital in the City of London. ... El Camino High School is a four-year American public high school located in South San Francisco, California, directly adjacent to the South San Francisco BART Station. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley County Santa Clara County, California Area  - Total  - Water 461. ... 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. ... 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. ...


Locals refer to the town as "South City," in much the same way that San Francisco is called "The City." People unfamiliar with the area often mistake South San Francisco as the southern part of the city of San Francisco.


South San Francisco is part of the South San Francisco Unified School District, which also serves portions of the neighboring cities of Daly City and San Bruno. The city is home to two public high schools: El Camino High School and South San Francisco High School, which share a cross-town rivalry. The city also has three public middle schools: Parkway Heights, Westborough, and Alta Loma. These public high and middle schools, as well as a number of public elementary schools, are part of the South San Francisco Unified School District. Several parochial schools are also established in the city: All Souls School, Mater Dolorosa School, and St. Veronica's School. The South San Francisco Unified School District is a school district in northern San Mateo County, California, serving the cities of South San Francisco, a small portion of San Bruno, and the Serramonte district of Daly City. ... Daly City is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States with a 2000 population of 103,621. ... The San Bruno police station next to the BART station at the Shops at Tanforan. ... El Camino High School is a four-year American public high school located in South San Francisco, California, directly adjacent to the South San Francisco BART Station. ... South San Francisco High School, known colloquially as South City High, is an American public high school located in South San Francisco, California which serves grades 9-12 as part of the South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD). ... Parkway Heights Middle School, previously known as Parkway Junior High School, is a school in South San Francisco, California. ... Westborough Middle School, previously known as Westborough Junior High School, is a school in South San Francisco, California. ... Alta Loma Middle School, previously known as Alta Loma Junior High School, is a school in South San Francisco, California. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... The South San Francisco Unified School District is a school district in northern San Mateo County, California, serving the cities of South San Francisco, a small portion of San Bruno, and the Serramonte district of Daly City. ... A parochial school (or faith school) is a type of private school which engages in religious education in addition to conventional education. ... For other uses, see Mater Dolorosa School. ... Saint Veronica Catholic School is a private parochial school located in South San Francisco, California. ...

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South San Francisco is not known as a tourist destination, but a key landmark of the city is visible to anyone who travels along the San Francisco Peninsula or travels through the nearby San Francisco International Airport. Sign Hill, near San Bruno Mountain State Park has huge letters on its mountainside [1] which read: "SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO THE INDUSTRIAL CITY". The letters are made of concrete and sit flush with the hillside (in contrast to the raised steel letters of the Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles). A discontinued tradition involved painting the "c"s on the sign blue and the "s"s red in significance of the annual "Big Game" played by Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley. However, a new tradition has replaced it. Every year South San Francisco High School plays their rival El Camino High School (South San Francisco) (both schools are located in South San Francisco) in the Bell game, the last game of the season for both teams. It is said that students from South City paint the "SC" in blue before the start of the Bell Game. South City now holds a 40-6-1 record on El Camino after their 24-8 win this year. (40 wins, 6 losses, and 1 tie) On the top of Sign Hill, a tall pole with electric lights serves as an electric Christmas tree, which is typically lit from the day after Thanksgiving until January 6. The "tree" is visible for many miles at night. USGS Satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... The Hollywood sign as it appears today. ... 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. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... South San Francisco High School, known colloquially as South City High, is an American public high school located in South San Francisco, California which serves grades 9-12 as part of the South San Francisco Unified School District (SSFUSD). ... El Camino High School is a four-year American public high school located in South San Francisco, California, directly adjacent to the South San Francisco BART Station. ... For other uses, see Christmas tree (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). ...


South San Francisco has a number of parks, the largest of which is Orange Memorial Park. This park has softball fields, soccer fields, picnic grounds, play areas, tennis courts, basketball courts, bocce ball and an indoor swimming pool. It also hosts a farmers market during the summer months and the annual South San Francisco "Day in the Park" in September. The South San Francisco Public Library has served the city since 1917. The city also has a marina along the shore of San Francisco Bay, named Oyster Point. A set of Bocce balls Bocce is a precision sport closely related to bowls and pétanque with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. ... The South San Francisco Public Library is located in South San Francisco, California. ... 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. ...


Economy

Much of what is now South San Francisco was initially agricultural land, and was originally known as "Baden". Small pockets of farmland still exist near San Bruno Mountain, but these lands are disappearing quickly because of the demand for housing and retail development. Acres of Orchids, founded by the Rod McLellan Company in the late 1920s, was one such victim of housing development. Once one of the largest facilities in the United States producing orchids and gardenias, the nursery closed in 1998 [2]. A new housing tract now sits upon the land formerly occupied by Acres of Orchids greenhouses. San Bruno Mountain lies south of San Francisco, CA in San Mateo County. ... Orchid re-directs here; for alternate uses see Orchid (disambiguation) Genera Over 800 See List of Orchidaceae genera. ... Species See text. ...


South San Francisco is considered to be an important hub of the biotech industry. The city is home to Genentech, one of the world's largest biotech companies, as well as a satellite office of Amgen, the world's largest biotech firm. Many other biotech companies have also started or moved to South San Francisco to be in proximity to the UCSF, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley; all are within a one hour's drive. Additionally, South San Francisco's office parks and industrial zoning are favorable to meet needs of the biotech industry. Biotechnology is technology based on agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Genentech, Inc. ... UCSF in 1908, with the streetcar that used to run on Parnassus Avenue The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the worlds leading centers of health sciences research, patient care, and education. ... Stanford redirects here. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


See's Candies is also headquartered in South San Francisco. Sees Candies logo Mary See A typical Sees Candies store. ...


Geography

South San Francisco is located at 37°39′22″N, 122°25′32″W (37.655983, -122.425525)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 77.0 km² (29.7 mi²). 23.4 km² (9.0 mi²) of it is land and 53.7 km² (20.7 mi²) of it (69.67%) 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. ... 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. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 60,552 people, 19,677 households, and 14,659 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,591.9/km² (6,712.8/mi²). There were 20,138 housing units at an average density of 862.0/km² (2,232.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 44.05% White, 2.82% African American, 0.60% Native American, 28.92% Asian, 1.56% Pacific Islander, 15.01% from other races, and 7.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.84% of the population. 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. ... 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 19,677 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.05 and the average family size was 3.51. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $61,764, and the median income for a family was $66,598. Males had a median income of $41,442 versus $35,452 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,562. About 3.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 3.7% 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. ...


South San Francisco is a middle class and working class city. However, that image is quickly changing as many luxury homes have been built in the area in recent years to take advantage of the city's close proximity to downtown San Francisco, bio-tech industry, and the peninsula. The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ...


The most commonly spoken language at home was English 46.13%, followed by Spanish 25.36%, Tagalog 12.48%, Chinese 4.4%, Hindi 1.6%, Arabic 1.56%, Cantonese 1.52%, Italian 1.44%, Vietnamese 0.66%, Russian 0.54%, Korean and Japanese 0.5% respectively, other languages were spoken by less than half of one percent of the population.[1]


External links

  • City of South San Francisco - official site

Coordinates: 37.655983° N 122.425525° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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South San Francisco, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1287 words)
South San Francisco is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States, located on the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area.
South San Francisco is not known as a tourist destination, but a key landmark of the city is visible to anyone who travels along the San Francisco Peninsula or travels through the nearby San Francisco International Airport.
The climate of South San Francisco resembles that of nearby San Francisco.
Encyclopedia4U - San Francisco, California - Encyclopedia Article (1842 words)
The City and County of San Francisco (population 776,773), the fourth-largest city in the state of California, United States, is situated at the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula that forms San Francisco Bay.
European discovery and exploration of the San Francisco Bay Area began in 1542 and culminated with the mapping of the bay in 1775.
San Francisco is both a city and a county, and is governed by a mayor, who runs the executive branch of the city, and a Board of Supervisors, who are elected to represent 11 districts in the city.
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