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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

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

Middle Schools

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

High Schools

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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