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California Profile

Nicknamed the "Golden State," California is the third largest state in area after Alaska and Texas. The discovery of gold and the immigration in 1849 of thousands of "forty-niners" in search of the precious metal helped California's admission into the Union in 1850. Today, California, land of the giant redwoods, has the highest population of any state in the nation and is America's principal agricultural state. It is also the home of Hollywood, the center of America's movie and television industry. Its capital is Sacramento and the state flower is the golden poppy. ...Read more here: California - The Golden State

Capital City:
Sacramento
Nickname:
The Golden State
Motto:
Eureka (I have found it)
Statehood:
September 9, 1850 (31st)
Origin of State's Name:
Named by the Spanish after Califia, a mythical paradise in a Spanish romance written by Montalvo in 1510.
Largest Cities:
Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Long Beach
Border States:
Arizona, Nevada, Oregon
Land Area:
155,973 sq. mi.; 3rd largest
State Bird:
California Valley Quail
State Flower:
Golden Poppy (eschscholtzia californica)
State Tree:
California redwood (sequoia sempervirens)
State Song:
I Love You, California

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California Schools

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Elementary Schools

Weigand Avenue Elementary
(323) 567-9606
10401 Weigand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90002
Delta View Elementary
(925) 261-0240
2916 Rio Verde
Pittsburg, CA 94565

Middle Schools

High Tech Middle Media Arts
(619) 243-5006
2861 Womble Rd.
San Diego, CA 92106
Rivera Middle
(562) 801-5088
7200 Citronell Ave.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

High Schools

El Segundo High
(310) 615-2661
640 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
San Marcos High
(760) 290-2200
1615 San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92078

Sex Offender Information for California

For most citizens, the easiest method to obtain accurate and timely sex offender information for their local area is to visit their state sex offender registry website. States are required to provide this information for free. You do not need to pay for this information.

In California, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://meganslaw.ca.gov/disclaimer.htm. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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