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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

Excelsior Elementary
(714) 663-6106
10421 Woodbury Rd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary
(951) 672-6420
28800 Reviere Dr.
Menifee, CA 92584

Middle Schools

Woodlake Valley Middle
(559) 564-8061
497 North Palm St.
Woodlake, CA 93286
Hillview Middle
(562) 946-7446
10931 South Stamy Rd.
Whittier, CA 90604

High Schools

Gridley High
(530) 846-4791
300 East Spruce St.
Gridley, CA 95948
Laurel High (Continuation)
(562) 799-4820
10291 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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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