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The State of California has declared the Historical District of the Agnews State Hospital (also known as Agnews Insane Asylum) as surplus property and is selling it off to Sun Microsystems.
Established 1885, partially demolished in the late 1990s, currently partially preserved and in use for Sun Microsystems who are planning to raze the historical district of Agnews except for two and part of two other buildings.
The Agnews State Hospital dates back to 1885. The fully functioning time piece in the Clock Tower is still the original Seth Thomas time piece installed in the original Clock Tower when it was built in 1888. During the quake of '06 Agnews suffered badly. The single greatest loss of life - as a direct result of the '06 tremor - occurred at Agnews. It was when the Clock Tower and Main Treatment Building collapsed, crushing 112 residents and staff under a pile of rubble. A cemetery was created where the victims were buried in a mass grave.
(San Jose) Agnews Insane Asylum
(Oakland) Alameda County Med Center Hospital
(Berkeley) Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
(Modesto) Community Hospice
(San Francisco) Davies Medical Center
(Santa Cruz) Dominican Hospital
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02/21 Coming to The San Jose area
Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Santa Cruz CA April13-May11 A festival of baroque music.
Oakland Greek Festival Oakland CA May17-19 Wonderful aromas of Souklavia and Loukoumades waft through the air and the sounds of traditional Greek music and shouts of OPA! resonate in the hills of Oakland.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
Bach Festival Carmel CA July13-27 Multiple performances of works by Bach.
Midsummer Mozart Festival San Francisco CA July18-28 Organized in 1974, the Festival is the only music festival in North America dedicated exclusively to Mozart.