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  1. San Jose, California - Wikipedia

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    San Jose (/ ˌ s æ n h oʊ ˈ z eɪ,-ˈ s eɪ /; Spanish: [saŋ xoˈse]; Spanish for '"Saint Joseph"'), officially the City of San José, is the cultural, financial, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California, by both population and area.

  2. History of San Jose, California - Wikipedia

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    Mission San José was not founded until 1797, about 20 miles (30 km) north of San Jose in what is now Fremont.) 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.