A Guide to Search Results for "California"
The search term "California" is almost always used by people who are looking for general information about the State of California. However, California is an ambiguous search term, even in a geographic context, because there are many cities and towns named California in the United States of America, Canada and the United Kingdom: California City, California; California, Kentucky; California, Maryland; California, Michigan; California, Missouri; California, North Carolina; California, Ohio; California, Pennsylvania; California, New Brunswick; Lower California, New Brunswick; California, Lanark County, Ontario; California, Leeds and Greenville County, Ontario; New California, Ontario; and California, Buckinghamshire, England. Moreover, because of the strong online presence of various California colleges and universities and the strong online presence of certain businesses and organizations that are located in California, people who are looking for geographic information are well-advised to target their searches with additional keywords that are relevant to their queries.
Are you looking for "California" state Web sites and portals?
Welcome to California
The Official Web site for the State of California. Contains sections for Online Services, What's New, Navigational links, Feature links, Quick Hits and Picture Contest. When a registered user logs in, the site will be personalized to show information corresponding to the user's profile.
- Jobs in California
Employment information and opportunities in California.
- Visit California
Tourism information, attractions, accommodations and more.
- California Map
City map of California.
- Yahoo! Directory - California
A comprehensive collection of annotated links covering the State of California.
- California DMV
Website for California's Department of Motor Vehicles.
Are you looking for information about the laws of the State of "California"?
- Official California Legislative Information
Pursuant to California law, this Web site is maintained by the Legislative Counsel for the State of California to provide comprehensive online access to California legislative information, including the California Constitution, all 29 California Codes and the complete legislative history of any and all bills that have been introduced in either house of the California legislature.
- California Code of Regulations
Updated weekly, this Web site contains the complete text of regulations that have been formally adopted by approximately 200 state regulatory agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State for 28 California Codes.
- Office of the Attorney General -
California Department of Justice
Featuring formal legal opinions of California's Attorney General, this Web site provides comprehensive information about the programs and services of California's Department of Justice.
Information about California's drunk driving statutes and legal procedures.
- State Bar of California
Founded in 1927 by the state legislature, the State Bar of California is an administrative arm of the California Supreme Court. Membership in the state bar is mandatory for all lawyers who are licensed to practice law in the State of California and this site provides comprehensive information about admission and membership requirements, including a searchable directory of member attorneys and comprehensive information about the resources that the bar makes available to member attorneys and laypersons.
Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".
- FindLaw California
A comprehensive California law portal, featuring cases, codes and annotated collections of links.
The leading California legal news portal.
California Drunk Driving Law Center
The Internet's most-visited source of information on drunk driving laws, sponsored by California's premiere DUI law firm, the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor.
Are you looking for information about the history and culture of the State of "California"?
- California Historical Society (CHS)
An online guide to over three hundred years of California history with over 400 images from the CHS fine arts, library and photography collections and articles by James J. Rawls, the Reviews Editor for California History.
- California History Online
A collection of articles and photographs organized into a historical timeline stretching from antiquity to the present.
- California as I Saw It
First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849 - 1900, featuring the full text and illustrations from a collection of 190 books about individual experiences in and on the way to California during and after the Gold Rush.
Descriptions and photos of each of the historic California Missions.
- California Missions Studies Association (CMSA)
A nonprofit group of historians, archaeologists, architects, preservationists, Native Americans and clerics devoted to the study and survival of the 21 California missions, presidios, adobes, pueblos, asistancias and ranchos dating from 1769. Their Web site features extensive coverage of archaeological, conservation and preservation projects as well as an annotated collection of links.
- Wikipedia - California
Wikipedia article of the history and facts of California.
- California History, Geography, Population, and State Facts
California history, demographics, population and other facts.
Are you looking for information about the nature and environment of the State of "California"?
- USGS Earthquake Hazards Program-Northern California
A clearinghouse for earthquake hazard information centered in Menlo Park, California with an additional clearinghouse for Southern California located in Pasadena, California.
- Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC)
A consortium of educational and scientific research institutions dedicated to gathering and disseminating information about earthquakes in Southern California.
- California Coastal Records Project
An ever-growing collection of over 12,000 aerial photographs taken from a helicopter at altitudes ranging from 150 to 2,000 feet, providing an almost complete record of the California coastline.
- California Native Plant Society (CNPS)
A non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and to conserving these plants and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.
- California State Park Map
Map of California state parks.
- California State Map Collection
Maps of California terrain, counties, and freeways.
- California State Parks
Regional map of the parks in California.
Are you looking for the Web site of "California" museum or library?
- California Digital Library
A collaborative effort of the nine University of California campuses to provide online access to scholarly materials, databases of journal articles and abstracts and citations, electronic journals, publishing tools and reference databases for the University of California community.
- California Academy of Sciences
A private non-profit institution located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California and consisting of a Natural History Museum, Planetarium and Aquarium open to the public. However, the Academy in Golden Gate Park will be closed to the public until it re-opens in 2008. Meanwhile, the Academy will be opening at 875 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco on May 1, 2004.
- Oakland Museum of California
Dedicated to presenting the natural science, history and art of the Golden State.
- California State Railroad Museum Foundation
Home of the California State Railroad Museum, located in Old Sacramento and the Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, located in Jamestown, California. The museum is a complex of historic facilities and unique attractions, including several historic railroad cars curated in mint condition and is widely regarded as one of North America's finest railroad museums, whereas Railtown 1897 provides an authentic backdrop for filming on location.
- California Science Center
The West Coast's largest hands-on science center, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Are you looking for one of the University of "California" Web sites?
- The University of California, Office
of the President
The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California. Its eight divisions oversee UC's academic mission, budget, community affairs and business and financial activities as well as management of three national labs and its statewide agricultural and natural resources services.
- University of California Press
Established in 1893 to distribute research papers of the University of California faculty, the press is now the nonprofit publishing arm of the University of California.
- University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley is the oldest of the UC campuses and serves as the flagship of California's public university system.
- University of California, Davis
Starting out in 1908 as the University Farm, Davis is now ranked among the top fifteen research universities nationwide with three colleges and five professional schools.
- University of California, Hastings
College of the Law
Founded in 1878 by Serranus Clinton Hastings (the first Chief Justice of California) as the sole law school for the University of California, Hasting College of the Law is now the only stand-alone law school in the UC system.
- University of California, Irvine
Founded in 1965, Irvine is the first public university with faculty who received Nobel prizes in two different fields in the same year.
- University of California, Los Angeles
Beginning as the Los Angeles State Normal School in 1882, the campus became a Teachers College, then the southern branch of the University of California in 1919 and finally a separate campus in 1927.
- University of California, Riverside
The Riverside campus began as the Citrus Experiment Station back in 1907, later blossoming into the College of Letters and Science and then into a general campus in 1959.
- University of California, San Diego
Since its founding as a UC campus four decades ago, San Diego has rapidly achieved the status of one of the top ten ranked institutions in the nation for higher education and research.
- University of California, San Francisco
The only UC campus dedicated solely to graduate and professional study in the health sciences, UCSF's schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry, as well as the graduate division programs, consistently rank in the top of their fields.
- University of California, Santa Barbara
Originally a small, independent Teachers College, Santa Barbara joined the UC system in 1944 and relocated from a small campus near the center of town after World War II and today Santa Barbara is home to eight National Research Centers.
- University of California, Santa Cruz
Highly ranked as both a research university and for its commitment to undergraduate education, Santa Cruz is actually a confederation of ten discrete colleges, each with their own buildings and administration.
Are you looking for one of the "California" State University Web sites?
- The California State University
Official Home Page of the 23 campus California State University system headquarters.
- California Polytechnic State University,
San Luis Obispo
Established in 1901 as the California State Polytechnic School, becoming a California State University in 1972.
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Established in 1938 as the southern campus of the California State Polytechnic School, becoming an independent campus in 1966 and a California State University in 1972.
- California State University, Bakersfield
Established 1965 as a State College, becoming a California State University in 1987.
- California State University, Channel Islands
Established at the site of the former Camarillo State Hospital, the campus California State University, Channel Islands opened in 2002 and welcomed its first class of freshmen in Fall 2003.
- California State University, Chico
First established as a State Normal School in 1887, became a Teachers College in 1921, a State College in 1935 and a California State University in 1972.
- California State University, Dominguez Hills
Established in 1960 as a State College, became a California State University in 1977.
- California State University, Fresno
First established as a State Normal School in 1911, becoming a Teachers College in 1921, a State College in 1935 and a California State University in 1972.
- California State University, Fullerton
Established in 1957 as a State College, becoming a California State University in 1972.
- California State University, Hayward
Established in 1957 as a State College, becoming a California State University in 1972.
- California State University, Long Beach
Established in 1949.
- California State University, Los Angeles
Established in 1947.
- California State University, Maritime
Founded in 1929 as the California Maritime Academy, becoming a California State University in 1995.
- California State University, Monterey Bay
Established in 1995 at the former Fort Ord military base.
- California State University, Northridge
Established in 1958 as San Fernando Valley State College, becoming a California State University in 1972.
- California State University, Sacramento
Established in 1947 as a State College, becoming a California State University in 1972.
- California State University, San Bernardino
Established in 1960 as a State College, becoming a California State University in 1984.
- California State University, San Marcos
The twentieth California State University campus, established in 1988.
- California State University, Stanislaus
Established in 1957 as a State College, becoming a California State University in 1985.
- Humboldt State University
Established in 1913 as a State Normal School, becoming a Teachers College in 1921, a State College in 1935 and a California State University in 1972.
- Sonoma State University
Established in 1960 as California State College, Sonoma, became a California State University in 1978.
- San Francisco State University
First established as a State Normal School in 1899, after the first California State Normal School moved to San Jose, became a Teachers College in 1921, a State College in 1935 and a California State University in 1972.
- San Jose State University
First established as the Weekly Normal School (a training school for elementary teachers) by the San Francisco Board of Education in 1857, becoming the California State Normal School in 1862, the first institution of higher education established by the State of California and moving to San Jose in 1871, then becoming a Teachers College in 1921, a State College in 1935 and a California State University in 1972. Are you looking for the Web site of a private "California" college or university?
- University of Southern California (USC)
Established in the frontier town of Los Angeles in 1880, USC is the oldest independent teaching and research university in the West.
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Established in 1891 as Throop University, the university was transformed over the next thirty years by astronomer George Ellery Hale, chemist Arthur A. Noyes and physicist Robert A. Millikan into a first-class institution for engineering and scientific research and education.
- California Institute of the Arts
By virtue of the merger of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, founded in 1883 and the Chouinard Art Institute, founded in 1921, the California Institute of the Arts was established in 1961 by Walt and Roy Disney as the first degree-granting institution of higher learning in the United States created specifically for students of both the visual and the performing arts.
- California Lutheran University
A private parochial, liberal arts university, originally established in 1959.
- California Institute of Integral Studies
Since its founding in 1968, the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco has become recognized worldwide as a unique leader in higher education, preparing students to work in the areas of psychology, religion, philosophy and the humanities.