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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

Mission Elementary
(831) 678-3524
36825 Foothill Rd.
Soledad, CA 93960
Parkway Elementary
(916) 433-5082
4720 Forest Pkwy.
Sacramento, CA 95823

Middle Schools

Cesar Chavez Elementary
(650) 329-6700
2450 Ralmar St.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303
Kroc Middle
(858) 496-8150
5050 Conrad Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117

High Schools

Twentynine Palms High
(760) 367-9591
72750 Wildcat Way
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
La Cuesta Continuation High
(805) 966-0883
905 North Nopal St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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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