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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
Featured Community Websites in California
- Atchison Village Mutual Homes Corporation
- Fountainhead Garden Home Owners Association
- Fox Canyon Neighborhood Association, Inc.
- Glendora Emergency Response Communications
- Oak Park Community Council
- Santa Monica Canyon Civic Association
- Terra Lago
- University Heights Community Development Corp.
- Willard Neighborhood Association
- Wrigley Association
Real Estate & Home Values in California
Home Buyer and Seller Resources
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- First Time Homebuyers Guide
- Financial Assistance for First Time Homebuyers
- Do You Qualify for an FHA Loan?
- Homeowners insurance: What you need to know
- Home Maintenance Checklist
- What Is A Short Sale?
- What Is A Deed-In-Lieu?
- Reverse mortgage: the pros and cons
- How to Sell Your Home In a Down Market
- 2009 Mortgage Bailout Explained
- Obama Stimulus Plan FAQ
- California Foreclosures
- California Apartments
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Cities, Counties, and Zip Codes in California
Find A School
Browse all 9972 Schools in California
- Marcum Illinois Union Elementary
- (530) 656-2407
- 2452 El Centro Blvd.
- East Nicolaus, CA 95659
- Warren Lane Elementary
- (310) 680-5330
- 9330 South Eighth Ave.
- Inglewood, CA 90305
- Horace Mann Junior High
- (323) 778-9450
- 7001 South Staint Andrews Pl.
- Los Angeles, CA 90047
- Rafer Johnson Community Day
- (661) 631-5445
- 1001 Tenth St.
- Bakersfield, CA 93306
- Gonzales High
- (831) 675-2495
- 501 Fifth St.
- Gonzales, CA 93926
- South Fork Junior Senior High
- (707) 943-3144
- 6831 Ave. Of The Giants
- Miranda, CA 95553
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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