San Francisco, U.C. [157] The 2009 Junior Olympics for trampoline were also held here. Like other American cities built mostly after World War II, San Jose is highly automobile-dependent, with 76 percent of residents driving alone to work and 12 percent carpooling in 2017. 29 reviews. Japanese Americans primarily from Japantown were sent to internment camps, including the future mayor Norman Mineta. cities. The campus relocated in 2010 to Santa Clara. Despite establishing an urban growth boundary, development fees, and the incorporations of Campbell and Cupertino, development was not slowed, but rather directed into already-incorporated areas. In 2008, around 90 percent of the members of the United States Olympic team were processed at San Jose State University prior to traveling to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The Office of Economic Development coordinates the San Jose Sister City Program which is part of Sister Cities International. 2350 Trade Zone Blvd , San Jose, CA 95131-1879 is currently not for sale. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males. Stanger 1968:4. According to Billboard Magazine and Pollstar, the arena sold the most tickets to non-sporting events of any venue in the United States, and third in the world after the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, and the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, for the period from January 1 – September 30, 2004. [30] The San Jose Metropolitan Area has the most millionaires and the most billionaires in the United States per capita. The airport is also near the intersections of three major freeways, U.S. Route 101, Interstate 880, and State Route 87. The city received its Foreign Trade Zone grant from the U.S. Federal Government in 1974, making it the 18th foreign-trade zone established in the United States. There were 314,038 housing units at an average density of 1,745.0 per square mile (673.7/km2), of which 176,216 (58.5%) were owner-occupied, and 125,150 (41.5%) were occupied by renters. already exists. Other large companies based in San Jose include Align Technology, Altera, Atmel, Bloom Energy, Bristlecone (company), CEVA, Cypress Semiconductor, Cohesity, Echelon, Extreme Networks, GlobalLogic, Harmonic, Integrated Device Technology, Maxim Integrated, Micrel, Move, Netgear, Novellus Systems, Nutanix, Oclaro, OCZ, Quantum, SunPower, Sharks Sports and Entertainment, Supermicro, Tessera Technologies, TiVo, Ultratech, VeriFone, Viavi Solutions, Zoom Video Communications, and Zscaler. View businesses, restaurants, and shopping in . Of the 276,598 households, 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. The Santa Clara County LAFCO has set boundaries of San Jose's "Sphere of Influence" (indicated by the blue line in the map near the top of the page) as a superset of the actual city limits (the yellow area in the map), plus parts of the surrounding unincorporated county land, where San Jose can, for example, prevent development of fringe areas to concentrate city growth closer to the city's core. Semaphore is composed of four LED discs which "rotate" to transmit a message. The Sharks and the Barracuda play in the SAP Center at San Jose. Both would prove to be harbingers for the economy of San Jose, as Reynold Johnson and his team would later invent RAMAC, as well as the hard disk drive, and the technological side of San Jose's economy grew. The common name for the city is "San Jose", without the acute accent on the "e". For Shell Mound dating, F.M. (Monterey was the capital during the period of Spanish California and Mexican California). San Jose, CA. [137] Citizens have complained that San Jose is lacking in aesthetically pleasing architectural styles. Long-term plans call for BART to be expanded to Santa Clara from the Berryessa/North San José station. WestMed College is headquartered in San Jose and offers paramedic training, emergency medical technician training, and licensed vocational nursing programs. Snow rarely falls in San Jose; the most recent snow to remain on the ground was on February 5, 1976, when many residents around the city saw as much as 3 inches (0.076 m) on car and roof tops. [39] This growth led to the highest housing-cost increase in the nation, 936% between 1976 and 2001. [148][149] The visual art installation is supplemented with an audio track, transmitted from the building on a low-power AM station. In the California State Assembly, San Jose is split between the 25th, 27th, 28th, and 29th districts,[4] represented by Democrat Kansen Chu, Democrat Ash Kalra, Democrat Evan Low, and Democrat Mark Stone, respectively. During the winter and spring, hillsides and fields turn green with grasses and vegetation, although deciduous trees are few. [101], Conservationist Roger Castillo, who discovered the remains of a mammoth on the banks of the Guadalupe River in 2005, found that a herd of tule elk (Cervus canadensis) had recolonized the hills of south San Jose east of Highway 101 in early 2019. [161] The goal of a LAFCO is to try to avoid uncontrolled urban sprawl. As the economy slowed in the early 2000s, employment and traffic congestion was somewhat diminished. 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Numerous prominent historical figures were among those granted rancho lands in the Santa Valley, including James A. Forbes, founder of Los Gatos, California (granted Rancho Potrero de Santa Clara), Antonio Suñol, Alcalde of San Jose (granted Rancho Los Coches), and José María Alviso, Alcalde of San Jose (granted Rancho Milpitas). My boyfriend and I stop here often, maybe once or twice a week. [184] It was built in 1935 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, and was refurbished in 1994. It was constructed years before its completion. After California achieved statehood two years later, San Jose became the state's first capital. Zone (Usa) LLC is a California Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on September 8, 2003. [citation needed], During the 1950s and 1960s, City Manager A. P. "Dutch" Hamann led the city in a major growth campaign. San Jose is the county seat of Santa Clara County, the most affluent county in California and one of the most affluent counties in the United States. Intercity bus providers include Greyhound, BoltBus, Megabus, California Shuttle Bus, TUFESA, Intercalifornias, Hoang, and USAsia.[185]. Notable landmarks in San Jose include Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, History Park at Kelley Park, Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, Plaza de César Chávez, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Mexican Heritage Plaza, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Lick Observatory, Hayes Mansion, SAP Center at San Jose, Hotel De Anza, San Jose Improv, Sikh Gurdwara of San Jose, Peralta Adobe, Excite Ballpark, Spartan Stadium, Japantown San Jose, Winchester Mystery House, Raging Waters, Circle of Palms Plaza, San Jose City Hall, San Jose Flea Market, Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose electric light tower, and The Tech Museum of Innovation. By 1845, the population of the pueblo had increased to 900, primarily due to American immigration. San Jose has one of the oldest Sister City programs in the nation. Hastings College of Law, and University of San Francisco. First he chose the site for a military settlement in San Francisco, for the Royal Presidio of San Francisco, and Mission San Francisco de Asís. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 180.0 sq mi (466 km ), of which 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km ) (1.91%) is water, making it the fourth-largest California city by land area (after Los Angeles, San Diego and California City). With an estimated 2019 population of 1,021,795, it is the third-most populous city in California (after Los Angeles and San Diego) and the tenth-most populous in the United States. During this period, San Jose also became a center of innovation for the mechanization/industrialization of agricultural and food processing equipment. [66], The Ford Motor Company relocated its factory in Richmond to a new location in the suburb of Milpitas, called the San Jose Assembly Plant, which was one of the primary locations for manufacturing the Ford Mustang. Early written documents record the local presence of migrating salmon in the Rio Guadalupe dating as far back as the 18th century. If you're planning a road trip, you might be interested in seeing the total driving distance from San Diego, CA to San Jose, CA. [98] Both steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and King salmon are extant in the Guadalupe River, making San Jose the southernmost major U. S. city with known salmon spawning runs, the other cities being Anchorage, Alaska; Seattle, Washington; Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California. About 6.0% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over. Sixty percent of the housing built in San Jose since 1980 and over three-quarters of the housing built since 2000 have been multifamily structures, reflecting a political propensity toward Smart Growth planning principles. Public art is an evolving attraction in the city. This home was built in 2004 and last sold on 3/2/2018 for $1,320,000. [114][115], San Jose is a United States Foreign-Trade Zone. Notable architects include Frank Delos Wolfe, Theodore Lenzen, Charles McKenzie,[141] and Julia Morgan.[142]. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the city, and must present an annual budget for approval by the city council. On March 14, 2013, San Jose implemented a public wireless connection in the downtown area. Many of the students are working professionals in the Silicon Valley. [citation needed] The site, which is bare land, will be the site of an office and research campus where it is estimated that up to 16,000 employees will be located. San Jose is served by Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport two miles (3.2 km) northwest of downtown, and by Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County, general aviation airport located in the eastern part of San Jose. The North American headquarters of Samsung Semiconductor are located in San Jose. This council member acts as mayor during the temporary absence of the mayor, but does not succeed to the mayor's office upon a vacancy.[160]. 2202 Trade Zone Blvd is located at 2202 Trade Zone Blvd in the North Valley neighborhood, CA, San Jose, 95131. Other city officers directly appointed by the council include the City Attorney, City Auditor, City Clerk, and Independent Police Auditor. [citation needed], There are four distinct valleys in the city of San Jose: Almaden Valley, situated on the southwest fringe of the city; Evergreen Valley to the southeast, which is hilly all throughout its interior; Santa Clara Valley, which includes the flat, main urban expanse of the South Bay; and the rural Coyote Valley, to the city's extreme southern fringe.[85]. Only in 1769 was Northern California finally surveyed by Spanish authorities, with the Portolá Expedition. National University maintains a campus in San Jose. After the exhibition, the sharks were auctioned off for charity. The Guadalupe River runs from the Santa Cruz Mountains (which separate the South Bay from the Pacific Coast) flowing north through San Jose, ending in the San Francisco Bay at Alviso. In 1995 Antonio Nava Torres painted The Aztec Calendar Handball Court at Biebrach Park, and the unknown artist of Chaco's Pachuco painted it on the former Chaco's Restaurant in the 1990s. Time zone changes for: Recent/upcoming years 2020 — 2029 2010 — 2019 2000 — 2009 1990 — 1999 1980 — 1989 1970 — 1979 Several state highways also serve San Jose: SR 17, SR 85, SR 87 and SR 237. It ends in San Jose, California. [citation needed], The snow level drops as low as 4,000 ft (1,220 m) above sea level, or lower, occasionally coating nearby Mount Hamilton and, less frequently, the Santa Cruz Mountains, with snow that normally lasts a few days. [162] Accordingly, many county government facilities are located in the city, including the office of the County Executive, the Board of Supervisors, the District Attorney's Office, eight courthouses of the Superior Court, the Sheriff's Office, and the County Clerk.[163]. San Jose has "aggressively wooed" the Oakland Athletics to relocate to San Jose from nearby Oakland, and the Athletics in turn have said that San Jose is their "best option", but the San Francisco Giants have thus far exercised a veto against this proposal.

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