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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

Woodside Elementary
(916) 971-5216
8248 Villa Oak Dr.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
Ocean View Elementary
(562) 698-3735
14359 East Second St.
Whittier, CA 90605

Middle Schools

Durfee Elementary
(626) 443-3900
12233 Star St.
El Monte, CA 91732
Urban Promise Academy
(510) 879-1640
3031 East 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94601

High Schools

Warren High
(562) 869-7306
8141 De Palma St.
Downey, CA 90241
Cal Burke High
(818) 781-7665
14630 Lanark St.
Panorama City, CA 91402

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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