Local Area Information

[Art Museums][Business][Community Resources][Education][Gateways][Government][Health][History]
[Media][Miscelleneous Local Area Information][Recreation and Entertainment][Transportation][Weather]

Art Museums
Asian Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
de Saisset Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts
Oakland Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Jose Museum of Art
Triton Museum of Art

Business
Bay Area First -- Information about the San Francisco Bay Area designed to entice businesses to locate there.
California Business Search -- Provided by the Secretary of State's office, this site searches corporate records and limited partnership/limited liability company records for the state of California.
Doing Business - Santa Clara County -- Information for starting a business in Santa Clara County.
NOVA -- Northern Santa Clara County job service assistance.
Silicon Valley Companies Database -- Database of the 150 largest publically traded companies in Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, southern San Mateo, and southern Alameda counties; based on fiscal year sales reported each April by the San Jose Mercury News. In addition to financial and stock information, you can find information on the corporate culture and benefits.
Youth@Work -- Covers Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
Work2Future -- South Santa Clara County.

Community Resources
2-1-1 Santa Clara County -- Non-emergency community, health and disaster information in Santa Clara County.
Community Information Program -- From the Peninsula Library System. It contains information about Bay Area organizations in addition to San Mateo County.
Hands On Bay Area -- Volunteer activities.
HelpSCC: Information and Referral Database for Santa Clara County
Humane Society of Silicon Valley
LawHelpCalifornia -- Information to help people in California with low and moderate incomes find legal resources.
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
Phoenix Data Center -- An index of free and low income services offered in Santa Clara County.
San Francisco Bay Area Volunteer Information Center -- Provides information about volunteer opportunities.
TaxExemptWorld -- Tax exempt and non-profit organizations located in Santa Clara County.
United Way Silicon Valley
VolunteerMatch - San Jose
Your Public Law Library

Education
Academic Performance Index -- Rankings list for most of the public schools in California.
Bay Area Private Schools
GreatSchools -- Comprehensive guide to California K-12 public schools.
Santa Clara County Office of Education
Santa Clara County School District Locator -- Search by street address or parcel number to determine school district in Santa Clara County.
STAR Test Results -- Access to the California Department of Education's Standardized Testing And Reporting data server.

Gateways
Silicon Valley Gateway
Yahool! San Francisco Bay Area
Yahoo! Santa Clara County

Government
ABAG: Association of Bay Area Governments
American Law Sources Online - California
California City and County Sales and Use Tax Rates
California Government
City of Campbell
City of Cupertino
City of Gilroy
City of Los Altos
City of Milpitas
City of Monte Sereno
City of Morgan Hill
City of Mountain View
City of Palo Alto
City of San Jose
City of Santa Clara
City of Saratoga
City of Sunnyvale
Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County Polling Places -- Find out where to vote. Available 40 days before the election.
Town of Los Altos Hills
Town of Los Gatos
Your Elected Officials -- Enter your zip code and find out who represents you.

Health
Bay Area Air Quality Forcast -- Updated daily, except those weekends when air quality is predicted to remain healthful.
El Camino Hospital's Health Library and Resource Center
Find a Dentist -- Provided by the Santa Clara County Dental Society.
Health Library & Resource Center of Los Gatos
Phoenix Data Center Healthcare -- Fee and low income services offered throughout Santa Clara County and neighboring communities.
Planetree Health Library

Santa Clara County Hospitals
El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital Los Gatos
Good Samaritan Hospital
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
O'Connor Hospital
Regional Medical Center of San Jose
Saint Louise Regional Hospital
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Santa Clara County Medical Society
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Stanford Health Library

History
Bancroft Library - University of California, Berkeley
California History Center
California History Portal
California Room - San Jose Public Library
ClaraVision -- University of Santa Clara archives' database of selected images
Filoli Center
Historic Topological Maps of California -- Historical maps of the San Francisco Bay area from 1895 to the present.
History San Jose
Los Gatos Library Historical Collections
Monterey County Historical Society - Local History
Mountain View Public Library - Obituary Database
Museum of the City of San Francisco
Online Archive of California
Palo Alto Historical Association Photograph Collection
Palo Alto Local News and Obituaries
San Francisco Genealogy
San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection
San Francisco History
San Jose State Special Collections
Santa Clara City Library - Local History
Santa Clara County, California GenWeb Project -- A collection of links to Santa Clara County genealogy.
Santa Clara County Historical and Genealogical Society
Santa Cruz County Local History
Silicon Genesis - an Oral History of Semiconductor Technology
SiliconValleyHistory Online
Sourisseau Academy for State and Local History
Sunnyvale History

Media
Out & About Magazine
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Magazine
San Jose Mercury News
Santa Clara County Newspapers

Miscelleneous Local Area Information
ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
Access USGS - San Francisco Bay and Delta -- Information and digital maps.
Bay Area Census
California Death Records -- From 1940 thru 1997.
California Federation of Certified Farmers' Markets
California Geological Survey Regulatory Hazard Zones
California Geological Survey Tsunami Web Site
Center for the Development of Recycling - Santa Clara County
Department of Conservation - Maps
Electronic Product Management Directory -- California facilities that collect specific types of electronic equipment for reuse or recycling.
Green Gate: NRDC's Environmental Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area
Index to Seismic Hazard Zone Maps
Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
Recent California Seismic Events
San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory
Santa Clara County Extension Office
Santa Clara County Food Facility Inspections
Santa Clara County Property Assessment Records
Santa Clara County Property Taxes
Santa Clara County Recorders Office - Official Documents
Silicon Valley Index -- Includes economic and quality of life indicators.
Vital Records -- Information on ordering certified copies of California vital records.

Recreation and Entertainment
Artsopolis - Silicon Valley's Ultimate Guide to Arts and Culture
Bay Area Hiker -- San Francisco Bay Area hiking guide.
Bay Nature -- San Francisco Bay Area links relating to nature, ecology, and conservation.
California Academy of Sciences
California Hiking - a Virtual Presentation
California State Parks
California Tourism - San Francisco Bay Area -- Links to major Bay Area tourist attractions provided by the California Division of Tourism.
California's Great America
Chabot Space and Science Center
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
Computer History Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Exploratorium
Fujitsu Planetarium De Anza College
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
Hiller Aviation Museum
Intel Museum
Lawrence Hall of Science
Lick Observatory
Lyric Theatre of San Jose
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Museum of American Heritage -- Historic technologies of the 19th & 20th centuries.
Museum of Performance & Design
Oakland Zoo
Opera San Jose
Raging Waters
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Zoo
San Jose Giants
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Symphonic Choir
San Jose Wind Symphony
Santa Clara County Parks
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Symphony Silicon Valley
The Tech Museum of Innovation
Winchester Mystery House
YSI - Youth Science Institute

Transportation
California Department of Motor Vehicles
Caltrain
Mineta San Jose International Airport
Oakland International Airport
Road Conditions - California Department of Transportation
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)
San Francisco International Airport
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Weather
Department of Water Resources California Data Exchange Center
National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey
San Jose Climate Page -- Weather archives.

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