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San Jose


San Jose is the 3rd largest city in California, and 10th largest in the United States. As of 2006, the city's population was estimated at 929,936, with 1,810,560 living in the San Jose metropolitan area.

San Jose was the first city to be incorporated in the state of California, this having been done in 1850, just after the area had been annexed from Mexico (in 1846). San Jose then went on to become California's first state capital, as well hosting the first two sessions (1850 to 1851) of the California Legislature.

One interesting issue is whether the name should be spelled with or without the diacritical mark, that is to say, as "San Jose" or "San José". The City Charter, defines the official name as "The City of San Jose" (without the diacritical mark), and this is probably the most common way that the city's name is spelled. On the other hand, on April 3rd 1979, the City Council adopted "San José" (with the diacritical mark), as the official spelling, and this spelling is used on the city seal, official stationery, office titles and department names.

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San Jose Facts


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  • Some of the leading companies with their headquarters in San Jose include Adobe Systems, Cisco Systems and eBay.

  • Perhaps the most famous educational institution in San Jose is San José State University ("SJSU"). San José State University ("SJSU") is an urban university with a student enrollment of over 30,000, including more than 20,000 undergraduates.

  • Professional sports franchises in San Jose include the baseball team, the San Jose Giants, and the NHL ice hockey team, the San Jose Sharks.

  • San Jose is nicknamed "The Capital of Silicon Valley".

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San Jose California Travel Guide Game and Journal: Travel Guide Game and Journal

By John Pennington

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (96 pages)

San Jose California Travel Guide Game and Journal: Travel Guide Game and Journal
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Welcome to an interactive Travel Guide! The Travel Guide, Game and Journal series is designed to be more than a list of places you can visit, but a new way to experience those places. This guide encourages interaction with the places you visit and provides you with incentives to explore more. The guide provides you with a game system to accumulate points and a journaling system to help record the memories you experience. We do not provided detailed information on locations. Instead we encourage you to use this as a way to record your memories. Enjoy exploring!

San Jose

By GM Johnson

GM Johnson
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Moon Los Cabos: Including La Paz & Todos Santos (Travel Guide)

By Jennifer Kramer

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-10-10
Paperback (300 pages)

Moon Los Cabos: Including La Paz & Todos Santos (Travel Guide)
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Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!

Los Cabos is synonymous with luxury and relaxation, but the best of Baja starts just beyond the resorts. Dive into the real Mexico with Moon Los Cabos.

  • Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, from four days of ocean waves, tacos, and sunshine to an exciting road trip through Baja Sur, along with the best beaches for relaxing, diving, snorkeling, and surfing
  • Curated advice from local tour guide Jennifer Kramer, who's spent nearly 30 years sharing all that Baja has to offer
  • Activities and unique ideas for every traveler: Explore mountain ranges, secluded beaches, and gorgeous waterfalls, or snorkel through pristine coral reefs. Drink margaritas in a beach-front caba?a, or go whale watching to spot humpbacks, whale sharks, and even sea lions. Savor the crispiest fish tacos, dance until dawn, or take a spa day at an incredible resort
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own
  • Background information on the landscape, history, government, and culture, including a handy Spanish phrasebook
  • Essential insight for travelers on health and safety, recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book light enough to fit in your beach bag
  • In-depth coverage of Cabo San Lucas, San Jos? del Cabo, La Paz, Parque Nacional Cabo Pulmo, Los Barriles, Sierra de la Laguna, El Triunfo, Todos Santos, El Pescadero, The East Cape, and the West Cape
With Moon Los Cabos' practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.

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San Jose Shopping Guide 2018: Best Rated Stores in San Jose, California - Stores Recommended for Visitors, (Shopping Guide 2018)

By Donald T Raymo

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San Jose Shopping Guide 2018: Best Rated Stores in San Jose, California - Stores Recommended for Visitors, (Shopping Guide 2018)
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The stores found in this shopping guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. Accessories, Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Bookstores, Candy Stores, Cards & Stationery, Children's Clothing, Comic Books, Convenience Stores, Cosmetics & Beauty Supply, Customized Merchandise, Department Stores, Discount Store, Drugstores, Electronics, Fabric Stores, Fashion, Flea Markets, Formal Wear, Furniture Stores, Gift Shops, Gold Buyers, Grocery, Hobby Shops, Home Decor, Jewelry, Kitchen & Bath, Leather Goods, Lingerie, Luggage, Men's Clothing, Outdoor Gear, Outlet Stores, Pawn Shops, Shoe Stores, Shopping Centers, Skate Shops, Souvenir Shops, Sporting Goods, Sports Wear, Thrift Stores, Toy Stores, Watches, Women's Clothing and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Lonely Planet Coastal California (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Brett Atkinson, Sara Benson, Cristian Bonetto, John A Vlahides & Jade Bremner

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-03-20
Paperback (544 pages)

Lonely Planet Coastal California (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Coastal California*

Lonely Planet Coastal California is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to know the rocky Big Sur coast like the locals do, hug the world’s tallest tree in Redwood National and State Parks, or take a tour of biodynamic vineyards and sample new vintages in the Napa and Sonoma wine country; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Coastal California and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Coastal California Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, politics, customs, lifestyle, visual arts, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, earthquakes, cuisine, wine
  • Covers San Francisco, Marin County, Bay Area, San Jose, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Coastal Highway 1, Redwood Coast, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Anaheim, San Diego and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Coastal California, our most comprehensive guide to coastal California, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

Looking for a guide focused on San Francisco or Los Angeles? Check out Lonely Planet’s San Francisco guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer; or Pocket San Francisco and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to Coastal California. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.

San Jose's Historic Downtown (CA) (Images of America)

By Lauren Miranda Gilbert & San Jose Public Library

Brand: Arcadia Publishing
Released: 2004-09-22
Paperback (128 pages)

San Jose s Historic Downtown (CA) (Images of America)
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San Jose is the "Capital of the Silicon Valley," the high-rise, economic engine of advanced technology. Yet it was once a verdant valley, inhabited by wildlife, waterfowl, and the native Ohlone people. The Spanish who founded California's first civilian settlement here in 1777 named it for Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the Spanish Expedition. Their farms fed the soldiers at the Monterey and San Francisco presidios, beginning an agricultural industry that thrived for nearly 200 years. Although serving briefly as California's first state capital, for many decades downtown was the somewhat sleepy commercial center of the Santa Clara Valley. A housing and population expansion that began in the 1950s exploded with San Jose's rebirth as a technological mecca.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Costa Rica

By DK Travel

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Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

By Tracy Salcedo

Brand: FalconGuides
Paperback (112 pages)

Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
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Best Easy Day Hikes San Jose features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps of seventeen easily manageable hikes.

San Jose Restaurant Guide 2017: Best Rated Restaurants in San Jose, California - 500 Restaurants, Bars and Cafés recommended for Visitors, (Guide 2017)

By Michael B. Haddock

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The restaurants found in this guide are the most positively reviewed and recommended by locals and travelers. "TOP 500 RESTAURANTS" (67 Cuisine Types). Afghan, African, American, Asian Fusion, Bagels, Basque, Brazilian, Buffets, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Caribbean, Chinese, Colombian, Creole, Crêperie, Cuban, Delis, Dim Sum, Diners, Ethiopian, European, Falafel, Filipino, Fondue, French, German, Gluten-Free, Greek, Halal, Hawaiian, Indian, Iranian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Malaysian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, Moroccan, Pakistani, Persian, Peruvian, Portuguese, Ramen, Salvadoran, Singaporean, Spanish, Steakhouses, Sushi, Szechuan, Taiwanese, Tea, Tex-Mex, Thai, Vegan, Vegetarian, Venezuelan, Vietnamese and many more options to visit and enjoy your stay.

Geek Silicon Valley: The Inside Guide To Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, San Francisco

By Ashlee Vance

Globe Pequot Press
Released: 2007-11-01
Paperback (246 pages)

Geek Silicon Valley: The Inside Guide To Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, San Francisco
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The Real Silicon Valley



Some people say that Silicon Valley is a state of mind, but the cultural trends that drive us today were actually born in a very real place—the garages and back rooms of the cities between San Francisco and San Jose, California. Geek Silicon Valley delivers Silicon Valley history, taking us from success story to failed start-up and back again as we drive the roads from Menlo Park to Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara.



Place by place, readers get the background info on all the addresses that count: Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Stanford University, NASA Ames, the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Santana Row, Genentech, and many more.



Journey through a circuitry of places and people—and the stories that created today’s high-tech lifestyle—with Geek Silicon Valley.



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