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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:
The Golden State
Eureka (I have found it)
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

Park Elementary
(510) 293-8515
411 Larchmont St.
Hayward, CA 94540
Crestview Elementary
(805) 734-2896
Utah Ave.
Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA 93437

Middle Schools

Leroy F. Greene Middle
(916) 567-5560
2950 West River Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95833
Chipman Middle
(510) 748-4017
401 Pacific Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501

High Schools

South Pasadena Senior High
(626) 441-5820
1401 Fremont Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Alternative Placement Academy
(408) 227-8189
420 Calero Ave.
San Jose, CA 95123

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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