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Palo Alto is located in Santa Clara County 40 miles south of San Francisco between San Mateo and San Jose along Interstate 280 near the San Francisco Bay. Palo Alto is home to Stanford University and many technological companies.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 59,098, an increase of 3,198 since 1990. Palo Alto is part of the San Jose, California metro area.

Birthplace of the Personal Computer, the Homebrew Computer Club of Palo Alto reviewed Steven Wozniak's first contribution to the personal computer field, the Apple I, in April 1976, but few took it seriously. The Xerox PARC Center, (Developed the computer “Mouse” and the graphical desktop), IBM, and many other major American technology companies are either based in the area or have offices in the area.

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04/16 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.