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San Jose is in Santa Clara County and is the county seat. It lies southeast of San Francisco along U.S. Highway 101, between Hayward and San Juan Batista.

Jose Joaquin Moraga established the pueblo of San Jose in 1777. It was the first non-military settlement in California, a farm community that grew food for the presidios (forts) in Monterey and San Francisco.

Today, San Jose is the state's third largest city. It claims to be the capital of Silicon Valley, a garland of cities whose economies are based on high-technology research and manufacturing. Founded in 1857, San Jose State University is the first of the state's public universities. Other points of interest are the San Jose Museum of Art, showing the works of photographers, sculptors and painters of the 1900s; and the Tech Museum of Innovation, displaying inventions from Silicon Valley. Alum Rock Park offers many kilometers of hiking and equestrian trails.

San Jose is part of the San Jose, California metro area.

Concorde Career Institute | Eastridge Ice Arena | National Education Center-Bryman Campus | Sawyer College |
Art Olinder Theatre | San Jose Museum of Art |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns The Hensley House Bed & Breakfast |
California Counties Santa Clara County |
Education Computer Learning Center |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Riga European Bakery and Cafe | Agnews Insane Asylum | Good Samaritan Hospital-San Jose |
Public Libraries San Jose Public Library | Santa Clara County Free Library | Santa Clara County Library | Adlon Hotel |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Madden Village |
Science Tech Museum of Innovation |
Transportation San Jose International Airport |

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03/30 Coming to The 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.