San Jose, officially San José (/ ˌ s æ n h oʊ ˈ z eɪ,-ˈ s eɪ /; Spanish: [saŋ xoˈse]; Spanish for 'Saint Joseph'), is the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley, and the largest city in Northern California by both population and area.
- Site chosen by Anza
- First Spanish pueblo in California
- Early statehood
- Notable events
The history of San Jose, California, the third largest city in the state, and the largest of all cities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, with a population of 1,021,795
For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the area now known as San Jose was inhabited by several groups of Ohlone Native Americans. Permanent European presence in the area came with the 1770 founding of the Presidio of Monterey and Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo by Gaspar de Portolà and Junípero Serra, about sixty miles to the south. Don Pedro Fages, the military governor at Monterey, passed through the area on his 1770 and 1772 expeditions to explore the ...
El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe was founded by José Joaquín Moraga on November 29, 1777, the first pueblo-town not associated with a mission or a military post in upper Las Californias. The town was founded by the colonists led to California by Anza, as a farming community to provide food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. In 1778, the pueblo had a population of 68. In 1781, Governor Felipe de Neve issued the first rules regarding governance of secular pueblos, the ...
During the Bear Flag Revolt, Captain Thomas Fallon led a small force from Santa Cruz and captured the pueblo without bloodshed on July 11, 1846. Fallon received an American flag from John D. Sloat, and raised it over the pueblo on July 14, as the California Republic agreed to join the United States following the start of the Mexican–American War. Fallon would later become the tenth mayor of San Jose. It's unclear whether or not Fallon ordered all townspeople of Spanish/Mexican origin out ...
In 1881, because of a forceful campaign by editor J.J. Owen of the San Jose Mercury, the city council authorized the construction of the San Jose Electric Light Tower, ostensibly to replace the gas streetlights that had illuminated downtown San Jose since 1861. It didn't provide sufficient illumination, and by 1884 was used only for ceremonial purposes. It collapsed during the great gale of 1915. In 1989, an informal "Court of Historical Inquiry" looked into the issue of whether the Eiffel Tower
San Jose lies near several active faults, including the Monte Vista Fault, Hayward Fault Zone, Calaveras Fault, Silver Creek Fault, and the San Andreas Fault. Significant events occurred in 1856, 1858, 1864, 1865, 1868, 1881, 1891, 1897, 1898, 1906, 1957, 1989, and 2007. The 1906 San Francisco earthquake, with its epicenter slightly off the coast of San Francisco near Golden Gate Park, devastated many buildings in San Jose. The city was still primarily rural and the population was much smaller t
San Jose is a city in Santa Clara County, California in the United States. It is the third biggest city in California, after Los Angeles and San Diego. It is the tenth biggest city in the United States. It is south of San Francisco. The city has about 1,000,000 people. It has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate (Csb in the Koeppen climate ...
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Further reading. Beilharz, Edwin A.; and DeMers Jr., Donald O.; San Jose: California's First City; 1980, ISBN 0-932986-13-7 The California Room, the San Jose Library's collection of research materials on the history of San Jose and Santa Clara Valley.
San José or San Jose (Spanish for Saint Joseph) most often refers to: . San Jose, California, United States; San José, Costa Rica, the nation's capital; San José or San Jose may also refer to:
San Jose, California – A city with over one million and the 10th largest in the country must be the primary topic (San Francisco, a smaller city, is not entitled "San Francisco, California". Also San Jose should be moved to San Jose (disambiguation) IWI ( chat ) 16:34, 23 December 2018 (UTC)
The History of Mission San Jose, California, 1797–1835. Academy Library Press, Fresno, CA. Milliken, Randall (1995). A Time of Little Choice: The Disintegration of Tribal Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area 1769–1910. Ballena Press Publication, Menlo Park, CA. ISBN 0-87919-132-5. Milliken, Randall (2008). Native Americans at Mission San ...
Cambrian is a neighborhood of San Jose, California, located in West San Jose. Though most of the neighborhood is incorporated as part of San Jose, a small portion exists as an unincorporated census-designated place called Cambrian Park.
The name "Cambrian Park" was used regularly since the 1950s by the then San Jose Mercury and San Jose News newspapers to refer to a portion of the Union school and Cambrian school areas, the latter school named in the 1870s by ranch hand David Lewis of the Jeremiah D. Casey Ranch for Cambria, the Latinized name for Wales, the country of Lewis's birth. Due to the relative isolation of adjacent population centers within then rural Santa Clara County, place names and later, municipalities, were oft
Cambrian Park is located at 37°15′20″N 121°55′44″W / 37.25556°N 121.92889°W / 37.25556; -121.92889. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 0.6 square miles, all of it land. Not all of the general area today considered "Cambrian Park" lies within San Jose's city limits. A large swath of the neighborhood was annexed by the City of Campbell in 2012, under an agreement with the City of San Jose.
These figures do not include any part of Cambrian Park which has been incorporated into San Jose at the time of the census.
- Facilities and aircraft
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, also known as San Jose International Airport, is a city-owned public airport in San Jose, California, United States. It is named after San Jose native Norman Mineta, former Transportation Secretary in the Cabinet of George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary in the Cabinet of Bill Clinton. The name also recognizes Mineta's service as a councilman for, and mayor of, San Jose. While San Jose is the largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area, SJC is the S
San Jose is the largest city in the Bay Area by both population and area, but SJC is the second-busiest of the three Bay Area airports by passenger count after SFO. SJC served 14.3 million passengers in 2018, surpassing its previous record of 14.2 million passengers set in 2001. SJC has been one of America's fastest-growing major airports for rate of year-over-year seat capacity growth since 2012. SJC is near downtown San Jose, unlike SFO and OAK, which are around 14 miles and 10 miles from thei
In 1939, Ernie Renzel, a wholesale grocer and future mayor of San Jose, led a group that negotiated an option to buy 483 acres of the Stockton Ranch from the Crocker family, to be the site of San Jose's airport. Renzel led the effort to pass a bond measure to pay for the land in
American Airlines opened a hub at San Jose in 1988, using slots it obtained in the buyout of AirCal in 1986. In 1990, Terminal A was opened to help accommodate the American operation. By summer 2001, American served Paris, Taipei, and Tokyo nonstop from San Jose and had domestic
Beginning in 2010, service expanded at SJC for the first time in several years. Domestic carriers JetBlue Airways and Alaska Airlines added or adjusted service while international carrier Volaris began service in May 2010 with flights to Guadalajara, Mexico. Alaska subsequently e
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport covers 1,050 acres at an elevation of 62 feet. It has two active runways: 12L/30R and 12R/30L, each 11,000 by 150 feet asphalt/concrete. The runway separation is less than ideal: 700 feet between centerlines. In the year ending February 28, 2018 the airport had 181,686 aircraft operations, average 498 per day: 66% airline, 13% air taxi, 20% general aviation and <1% military. 133 aircraft were then based at the airport: 46% single-engine, 12% multi-
There are two terminals at the airport, Terminal A, opened in 1990 and Terminal B opened in 2010. The terminals are connected airside. In 2009, the gates at the airport were renumbered in preparation for the addition of Terminal B. Gate A16B at the north end became Gate 1 and Gate A1A at the south end became Gate 16. The airport's first modern terminal building, Terminal C, was opened in 1965 and was closed and demolished in 2010. Its location is now a short term parking lot but will be used for
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