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California State Guide

The U.S. has always prided itself on its diversity, but nowhere is this virtue more apparent than in California. The state is known for its multinational heritage, a mixture of European, Mexican, Native American, and Asian traditions that have melded together to form a truly unique culture. California's diversity is also reflected in its varied landscape of sandy beaches, snow-capped mountains, deserts, and forests of ancient sequoias and redwoods. The highest and lowest point in the U.S. (Mount Whitney and Death Valley, respectively) are both located in California, just 80 miles from one another. Even the cities embody the spirit of California's diversity; Los Angeles is a gleaming and modern business center, while San Francisco remains an eclectic, cosmopolitan center of culture (and counter-culture). Industries in California run the gamut from Citrus Valley to Silicon Valley, but none are more iconic than the television and movie studios of Burbank and Hollywood.

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Jul 25, 7:30pm
Circo Hermanos Vazquez
Sacramento, Paradise Island Theme Park
Aug 1, 6:00pm
Soda Bar presents GRMLN with Buddy Banter and Same...
San Diego, House of Blues San Diego
Jul 25, 7:00pm
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San Diego, House of Blues San Diego
Jul 26, 6:30pm
Manifest Destiny
Los Angeles, IO West Theater
Jul 23, 7:00pm
Boy / Wheelhouse
Los Angeles, IO West Theater
Jul 23, 8:00pm
New Voices: Pop
San Francisco, Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko
Jul 30, 7:00pm
Sing Along the Wizard of Oz
San Francisco, Castro Theatre
Aug 8, 7:00pm
Map of California
California Map
California Facts
Abbreviation: CA
Capital: Sacramento
Nickname: Golden State
Population: 33,871,648
Time Zone: PST
State Motto: Eureka ("I have found it")
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