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Encyclopedia > Sunnyvale, California
City of Sunnyvale, California
Official seal of City of Sunnyvale, California
Seal
Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California
Location in Santa Clara County and the state of California
Coordinates: 37°22′19″N 122°1′34″W / 37.37194, -122.02611
Country United States
State California
County Santa Clara
Government
 - Mayor Otto Lee
Area
 - Total 22.6 sq mi (58.6 km²)
 - Land 21.9 sq mi (55.8 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km²)
Elevation 128 ft (39 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 131,760
 - Density 6,006.5/sq mi (2,318.7/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 94085-94090
Area code(s) 408
FIPS code 06-77000
GNIS feature ID 1656344
Website: http://www.sunnyvale.ca.gov/

Sunnyvale ([sʌniveil]) is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States. It is one of the major cities that make up the Silicon Valley. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 131,760. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1000x563, 278 KB)Murphy Street, Sunnyvale, California. ... Image File history File links Seal of the City of Sunnyvale, California. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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. ... Otto O. Lee was recently elected as the 57th Mayor of The City of Sunnyvale, California. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... 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... Although 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... Mr. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 408 in red North American area code 408 is a California telephone area code which covers Saratoga, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino and San Jose. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ...


The city is bordered by the San Francisco Bay and San Jose to the north, Moffett Federal Airfield to the northwest, Mountain View to the west, Los Altos to the southwest, Cupertino to the south, and Santa Clara to the east. It lies along the historic El Camino Real and Highway 101. 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. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Moffett Federal Airfield (IATA: NUQ, ICAO: KNUQ), also known as Moffett Field, is an airport located 3 miles (5 km) north of Mountain View, in Santa Clara County, California, USA. The airport is near the south end of San Francisco Bay, north of San Jose. ... Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... Los Altos (IPA: ) is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ... A map produced in 1920 illustrating the route of El Camino Real in 1821, along with the 21 Alta California Franciscan missions. ... In the U.S. state of California, U.S. Route 101 (also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California) is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in the state. ...


As part of the Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale is headquarters to several high-tech companies such as Maxim Integrated Products, Juniper Networks, Palm, Inc., AMD, Network Appliance, Spansion, Yahoo!, Mirapoint, and Ariba, Inc. Sunnyvale is also home to several aerospace/defense companies; Lockheed Martin has a major facility in Sunnyvale, and Honeywell, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (located at the Hendy Iron Works Museum), and Spirent Communications also have offices in Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale is also the home to Onizuka Air Force Station (commonly called "the blue cube"). The base, named for the deceased Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka, is the primary artificial satellite control facility of the United States armed forces. For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... High tech refers to technology that is at the cutting-edge—the most advanced technology currently available. ... Maxim Integrated Products Stock symbol MXIM.PK, commonly known as Maxim, is a semiconductor company that designs and manufactures analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. ... Juniper Networks NASDAQ: JNPR is a telecommunications equipment company. ... Palm, Inc. ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ... Network Appliance, Inc. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Yahoo redirects here. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... Spirent plc is a British telecommunications company. ... Onizuka Air Force Station Onizuka Air Force Station is a US Air Force installation in Sunnyvale, California. ... Space Shuttle Challenger (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-099) was NASAs second Space Shuttle orbiter to be put into service, Columbia being the first. ... Ellison Shoji Onizuka (June 24, 1946 - January 28, 1986) was an American astronaut from Kealakekua, Kona, Hawaii who died during the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger, where he was serving as mission specialist on mission STS-51-L. // Early life Ellison Onizuka was the oldest son and second... For other uses, please see Satellite (disambiguation) A satellite is an object that orbits another object (known as its primary). ... The armed forces of the United States of America consist of the United States Army United States Navy United States Air Force United States Marine Corps United States Coast Guard Note: The United States Coast Guard has both military and law enforcement functions. ...


Sunnyvale is one of the few U.S. cities to have a single unified Department of Public Safety, where all personnel are trained as firefighters and police officers, so they can respond to emergencies in either capacity. The Department of Public Safety is a state or local government umbrella agency in the United States which serves to assist the certain agencies in their services by providing administrative, financial, and technical services and support for core public safety functions for some or all of the following: Fire and... This article is about the profession. ... Police officers in South Australia A police officer (or policeman/policewoman) is a warranted worker of a police force. ...


Library services for the city are provided by the Sunnyvale Public Library, located at the Sunnyvale Civic Center.

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Geography

Sunnyvale is located at 37°22′7.56″N, 122°2′13.4″W (37.368767, -122.037055)GR1. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 58.6 km² (22.6 mi²). 55.8 km² (21.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (3.05%) is water. The elevation is 130 feet above sea level. 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. ...


Climate

Like most of the San Francisco Bay area, Sunnyvale has a mild, temperate climate and, as can be inferred from the name, is quite bright even on overcast days. Average daytime summer temperatures hover between 85 °F (29.4 °C) and 95 °F (35.0 °C), and during the winter, average daytime temperatures rarely go below 50 °F (10.0 °C). Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ...


On May 4, 1998, during an unusually strong thunderstorm, Sunnyvale and its neighbor Los Altos were hit by two freak tornadoes of nearly F2 intensity, causing upwards of $4 million in property damage. No serious injuries were reported. Tornadoes are virtually unheard of the San Francisco Bay Area, and these were even stranger because they exhibited anticyclonic rotation.[1][2] is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Los Altos (IPA: ) is a city at the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ... For other uses of Tornado, see Tornado (disambiguation). ... The Fujita scale (F-Scale), or Fujita-Pearson scale, rates a tornados intensity by the damage it inflicts on human-built structures and sometimes on vegetation. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... Anticyclonic rotation or circulation is movement in the direction opposite to the Earths rotation. ...


History

When the Spanish first arrived in the 1770s at the Santa Clara Valley, it was heavily populated by the Ohlone. In 1777, Mission Santa Clara was built by Ohlone converts to Christianity. The Santa Clara Valley is a valley just south of the San Francisco Bay in northern California in the United States. ... For the college of the same name, see Ohlone College. ... Mission Santa Clara de Asís circa 1910. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is...


In 1842, Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas was granted to Estrada and Inez Castro. Portions of the land given in this grant later developed into the cities of Mountain View and Sunnyvale. Two years later, in 1844, another land grant was provided to Lupe Yñigo, one of the few Native Americans to hold land grants. His land grant was first called Rancho Posolmi, named in honor of Posolmi village of the Ohlone that once stood in the area. Rancho Posolmi was later known as Rancho Ynigo. For the community near Martinez, California, see Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For the college of the same name, see Ohlone College. ...


In 1844, Martin Jr. and Mary Murphy left Missouri and traveled by wagon along the California Trail to successfully cross the Sierra Nevada. In 1850, Martin Murphy Jr. bought a piece of Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas for $12,500. Murphy established a wheat farm and Bay View. Murphy had the first frame house, which was shipped from New England, in Santa Clara County built. When he died in 1884, his land was divided among his heirs. This article is about the U.S. state. ... A wagon (in British English waggon) or dray is a wheeled vehicle, ordinarily with four wheels, usually pulled by an animal, or animals, such as horses, mules or oxen and used for transport of heavy goods. ... Main route of California Trail (thick red line), including Applegate-Lassen and Beckwourth variations (thinner red lines) The California Trail was a major overland emigrant route across the Western United States from Missouri to California in the middle 19th century. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Santa Clara County is a county located in the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California. ...


In 1860, The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad agreed to use Murphy Station and was allowed to lay tracks on Bay View. Lawrence Station was later established on the southern edge of Bay View.


In the 1870s, county property tax laws, imports and soil degradation caused wheat farming to become uneconomical in Santa Clara County. Small fruit orchards replaced the large wheat farms. In 1871, James and Eloise Dawson established the first fruit cannery in Santa Clara County. Fruit agriculture and canning soon became a major industry in the county. The invention of the refrigerated rail car further increased the viability of an economy based upon fruit. The fruit orchards become so prevalent that in 1886, the San Jose Board of Trade called Santa Clara County the "Garden of the World".


In the 1880s, Chinese workers made up 48% of the farm labor in Santa Clara County. This percentage reduced over time after the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed. In the following decade, the 1890s, multitudes of immigrants from Italy, the Azores, Portugal, and Japan arrived to work in the orchards. This article is about the former U.S. law. ... Motto (Portuguese for Rather die free than in peace subjugated) Anthem  (national)  (local) Capital Ponta Delgada1 Angra do Heroísmo2 Horta3 Largest city Ponta Delgada Official languages Portuguese Government Autonomous region  -  President Carlos César Establishment  -  Settled 1439   -  Autonomy 1976  Area  -  Total 2,333 km² (n/a) 911 sq mi...


In 1897, Walter Everett Crossman bought 200 acres (809,000 m²) and began selling real estate. He advertised the area as Beautiful Murphy. Later, in the 1900s, real estate developer Walter Crossman described it as "the City of Destiny".


Also in 1897, Encina school opened as the first school in Murphy. Previously, children in the town had to travel to Mountain View for school.


In 1901, the residents of Murphy were informed they could not use the names Encinal or Murphy for their post office. They decided to use the name Sunnyvale for the name of their town.


Sunnyvale continued to grow and in 1904, dried fruit production began. In 1906, Joshua Hendy Ironworks relocated from San Francisco to Sunnyvale after the company's building was destroyed by fire after the 1906 earthquake. The ironworks was the first non-agricultural industry in the town. Joshua Hendy Ironworks switched from producing mining equipment to other products such as marine steam engines. In this same year, Libby, McNeill & Libby, a Chicago meat-packing company, decided to open its first fruit packing factory in Sunnyvale. Today, a water tower painted to resemble the first Libby's fruit cocktail can label identifies the former site of the factory. Dried fruit is fruit that has been dried, either naturally or through use of a machine, such as a dehydrator. ... // The term steam engine may also refer to an entire railroad steam locomotive. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ...


In 1912, the residents of Sunnyvale voted to incorporate, and Sunnyvale finally became an official city.


Fremont High School first opened in 1925. Prior to that it served as a military base; planes flying to/from Moffett field commonly stopped here for fuel top-offs. Fremont High School has old military buildings on its campus including a Quonset hut, now used as a wrestling team facility. Fremont High School is a comprehensive, co-educational, public secondary school located in Sunnyvale, California. ... A typical Quonset hut A Quonset hut is a lightweight prefabricated structure of corrugated steel having a semicircular cross section. ...


In 1930, Congress decided to place the West Coast dirigible base in Sunnyvale. This naval airstation was later renamed Moffett Federal Airfield. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Dirigible can refer to : an airship -- a lighter-than-air aircraft that can be steered and propelled through the air. ... USN redirects here. ... Moffett Federal Airfield (IATA: NUQ, ICAO: KNUQ), also known as Moffett Field, is a private airport located 3 miles (5 km) north of Mountain View, in Santa Clara County, California, USA. The airport is near the south end of San Francisco Bay, north of San Jose. ...


In 1939, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, the forerunner of NASA) began research at Ames Laboratory. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (IPA [ˈnæsə]) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Aerial View of Moffett Field and NASA Ames Research Center. ...

City logo circa 1965.

During World War II, the war economy began a change from the fruit industry to the high-tech industry in Santa Clara County. Joshua Hendy Ironworks built marine steam engines, naval guns and rocket launchers to aid in the war effort. As the defense industry grew, a shortage of workers in the farm industry was created. Immigrants from Mexico came to Sunnyvale to fill this void of workers. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 620 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (976 × 944 pixel, file size: 18 KB, MIME type: image/png) Old City of Sunnyvale, California logo circa 1965. ... 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...


Following the war, the fruit orchards and sweetcorn farms were cleared to build homes, factories and offices. In 1956, the aircraft manufacturer Lockheed moved its headquarters to Sunnyvale. In 1969, AMD was founded and based in Sunnyvale. Husked sweetcorn Young sweetcorn The same rows of corn 41 days later at maturity. ... The Lockheed SR-71 was remarkably advanced for its time and remains unsurpassed in many areas of performance. ... Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ...


In 2003 most of the few remaining orchards owned by C.J. Olson were demolished for a shopping center including a Borders, Starbucks Coffee, and an EB Games. The last bit of commercial orchard in Sunnyvale, located next to Las Palmas park, is scheduled to be replaced with homes and shops. However, there are still many city owned orchards, such as one near the community center. Borders Group (NYSE: BGP) is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck A Starbucks coffee shop in Leeds, England Starbucks ( NASDAQ: SBUX) is a large multinational chain of coffee shops, often serving desserts, with a reputation in the US as a center for socializing, particularly among students and young urban professionals. ... Electronics Boutique is a U.S.-based computer games retailer, founded in 1977. ...


In 2005, work began on demolition of the Sunnyvale Town Center Mall. The enclosed mall, built in 1979, was slated to be replaced by a mixed-use shopping and residential development somewhat akin to Santana Row in San Jose and expected to define "downtown" for Sunnyvale. The project stalled in 2006, however. In 2007, the City Council approved the transfer of the project and the property to a new developer, with work expected to resume later in the year. The two anchor stores (Macy's and Target) at either end of the old mall are still open for business. In addition, there is an adjacent one-block-long traditional downtown area on S. Murphy Avenue (between Evelyn and Washington) with restaurants and stores.


Demographics

Standard marker at city entrances
Standard marker at city entrances

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 131,760 people, 52,539 households, and 32,679 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,318.7/km² (6,006.5/mi²). There are 53,753 housing units at an average density of 946.0 persons/km² (2,450.4 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 53.27% White, 2.22% African American, 0.46% Native American, 32.27% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 7.19% from other races, and 4.25% from two or more races. 15.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File links Standard marker used on certain arterial roads to greet visitors to the city of Sunnyvale, California. ... Image File history File links Standard marker used on certain arterial roads to greet visitors to the city of Sunnyvale, California. ... 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 52,539 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.06. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 41.3% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.


Under the 2000 Census, the median income for a household in the city was $74,409, and the median income for a family was $81,634, but under the Census Bureau's 2006 estimates, these figures have risen to $79,926 and $98,568, respectively.[3]


Under the 2000 Census, males had a median income of $65,165 versus $43,051 for females. The per capita income for the city was $36,524. About 3.7% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% 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. ...


Neighborhoods

The far eastern section of El Camino Real in Sunnyvale has a significant concentration of businesses owned by South Indian immigrants.[citation needed] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ...


The area of the city, bounded by Fremont Avenue to the North, Cupertino to the South, and Los Altos to the East is considered to be more desirable to reside as measured by home values[citation needed].


Transportation

Sunnyvale is served by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (both light rail and buses) and the Caltrain commuter rail. The SR 85, US 101, SR 237, and I-280 freeways run through the city. A segment of State Route 82 runs through the center of the city, following the path of historic El Camino Real. Sunnyvale has also been listed by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the bronze level, having multiple on-street and off-street bike lanes, bicycle-activated traffic signals, and bicycle accommodations on both VTA and Caltrain. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee advises the city council on the continued development of the bicycle plan for the city. [[|right|200px]] Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is a special-purpose district responsible for public transit services, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning for Santa Clara County, California, United States. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ... This article is about the form of transport. ... Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ... Route 85 through much of Saratoga and Los Gatos is a sunken highway. ... U.S. Route 101, also known as Highway 101, The 101 in Southern California, and simply 101 in Northern California, is one of the last remaining and longest U.S. Routes still active in California. ... State Route 237 runs from El Camino Real (SR 82) in Mountain View to Interstate 680 in Milpitas. ... 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. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE 101 SCL 0. ... A map produced in 1920 illustrating the route of El Camino Real in 1821, along with the 21 Alta California Franciscan missions. ... The League of American Bicyclists (LAB), a cyclists advocacy group was founded in 1880 as the League of American Wheelmen to improve riding conditions within the United States of America. ... Cycleway, Bicycle street and Pedestrian/Cyclist bridge in Nuremberg, Germany Segregated cycle facilities may consist of separate roads, tracks, paths or lanes designated for use by cyclists and from which motorised traffic is generally excluded. ... [[|right|200px]] Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is a special-purpose district responsible for public transit services, congestion management, specific highway improvement projects, and countywide transportation planning for Santa Clara County, California, United States. ... Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States. ...


Sunnyvale has wide and well maintained roads. Most large streets, such as El Camino Real, have a large, landscaped center median.


For commercial passenger air travel, Sunnyvale is well served by three nearby international airports. The closest, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is a 9.5 mile drive from downtown Sunnyvale by car. It is also accessible by Caltrain, VTA light rail and VTA bus (with both the Caltrain and Light Rail stations requiring transfer to a free shuttle bus to get to the airport terminal). The next closest is San Francisco International Airport (SFO), which is 27.7 miles by car. SFO is also transit accessible via Caltrain and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). The Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK), which is 37.5 miles by car. Access to Oakland airport by public transit is possible via multiple transfers. For the Costa Rican airport, see Juan Santamaría International Airport. ... FAA diagram of SFO SFO redirects here. ... A westbound BART train with aerodynamic design A car in downtown San Francisco. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ...

See also: List of airports in the San Francisco Bay area

The following airports are located in the area around the San Francisco Bay, including the major cities of San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland, as well as surrounding communities. ...

Crime

Sunnyvale has consistently ranked as one of the safest ten cities (for cities of similar size) in the United States according to the FBI's crime reports. From 1966 to at least 2004, Sunnyvale never placed below fifth in safety rankings among U.S. cities in its population class.[4] In 2005, Sunnyvale ranked as the 18th-safest city overall in the U.S., according to the Morgan Quitno Awards.[5] In spite of this ranking, Sunnyvale does have some gang crime. The primary sources of this type of crime is the Norteño affiliated Varrio Via Sol, and the Sureño affiliated Sunnyvale Sur Trece.[6] The associated gang activity occurs in the areas around Columbia Middle School and the Lakewood/Fairwood areas, respectively.[citation needed] Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... For other uses, see Gang (disambiguation). ... Norteño (Spanish: northern) has several meanings in English usage: A member of one of several affiliated street gangs of Mexican origin that operate in the United States. ... The Sureños (Spanish: southerners), or Sur for short, are a Hispanic street gang with origins in Southern California, connected with the Mexican Mafia prison organization. ...


The gang activity is considered far below that of street gangs located in Southern California and is proactively addressed by the city through after-school programs and a "Zero tolerance" policy for gang-related crimes.[7]


Sunnyvale people

  • Francie Larrieu Smith - Olympic winning runner, attended Fremont High School
  • Brian Boitano (Olympic figure skater) is from Sunnyvale and attended Ponderosa Elementary School.
  • Nina Ruch, nee Keener, (photographer and writer) attended Ponderosa Elementary School in the 1970's. Suffering from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as "Brittle Bone Disease" or "Glass bones" (as portrayed on episodes of Chicago Hope, ER and in the movie Unbreakable) she had over 150 fractures by her 20's. In exchange for medical care she contributed valuable information to doctors and researchers, in California and Berlin, Germany (where few doctors had ever seen such a patient).

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Sunnyvale in popular culture

  • In the 1980s movie WarGames, the game company Protovision and NORAD's space division are located in Sunnyvale.
  • Sunnyvale is the location of the Corporate headquarters for the fictional Cyberdyne Systems Corporation in the film Terminator 2 Judgement Day.

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Sunnyvale trivia

  • The first Pong machine was installed in Sunnyvale, in a bar named Andy Capps. The bar is now a comedy club called Rooster T. Feathers.
  • A long standing legend of Sunnyvale is of a ghost that haunts the town's Toys 'R' Us store. Famed Psychic, Sylvia Browne, claims to have made contact with the ghost on the 1978 TV show "That's Incredible" and has named him Johny Johnson. She claims that he had been a farm hand who worked in the orchard where the toy store now stands. She says he bled to death from an accidental, self-inflicted axe injury to his leg.

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References

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See also

For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ...

External links

  • Sunnyvale, California is at coordinates 37°22′15″N 122°02′15″W / 37.3707, -122.0374Coordinates: 37°22′15″N 122°02′15″W / 37.3707, -122.0374

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