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Spanish and English explorers visited what is now the California coastline during the mid-16th century, but the first colony, a San Diego mission, did not take root until 1769. Christian missionaries eventually extended these missions up the coast as far as Somona. The United States gained control of California in 1847, after the Mexican-American War.
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  • California Map
    California is the third largest state in the US. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, and Mexico to the south. Visitors can view several maps of California.
  • California Directory
    Learn about California's demographics and economy, and use the Categories Menu to find businesses and other organizations in California.
  • California Real Estate Guide
    Learn about rural, suburban, and urban real estate markets in California. Real estate agents, buyers, and sellers will appreciate the California real estate resources on this page.
  • California Atlas
    California state history, geography, and travel information are the subjects of this California atlas page.
  • California Road Map thumbnail California Road Map (Illustration)
    This California map page comprises a detailed, scalable road map of California, as well as Interstate highway routes, scenic road information, and state highway department links.
  • Santa Cruz, California Surfer (Photograph)
    Captioned gallery photo and description of a Pacific Ocean surfer near Santa Cruz, California.
  • Eschscholzia Californica thumbnail Eschscholzia Californica (Photograph)
    Eschscholzia californica, or the California poppy, is the California state flower and comes in a variety of colors. It is often found growing wild throughout the state.
  • West Coast Surf Shops
    When one thinks of the hottest surfing spots, the West Coast of the USA often comes to mind, specifically California. And California has some of the best surf shops in the country as well.
  • Oceanside Pier thumbnail Oceanside Pier (Photograph)
    This is a scenic view of the Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, California. The pier is a hotspot for photographers and people watchers alike, with access to fishing and a retro diner-style restaurant at the end.
  • BMX Bikes
    The popularity of BMX bikes began in California during the 1970s, when teenagers began imitating their motocross heroes.
  • Map Of Sweden
    Sweden is the fourth largest country in Europe and is comparable in size to the state of California. It is located on the eastern side of the Scandinavian peninsula.
  • Nevada Map
    Nevada is the 7th largest USA state, bordered by Utah, California, Idaho, Arizona, and Oregon. Visit this site to learn more and find printable road, topographical, relief and regional maps of Nevada.
  • Oregon Map
    Oregon is the 10th largest state in the USA, bordered by Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, and the Pacific Ocean. Visit this site to learn more about Oregon and view the printable Oregon maps.
  • Surf Shops
    Picture of a surf shop in southern California. Surfing is a favorite form of recreation for many people who love the ocean. Surf shops cater to amateur surfers as well as avid, professional surfers.
  • Pinterest - California Board
    This gallery page features selected California images, including the state flag, a locator map, and various travel photos.

California Directory Page(s)

  • California Page on AbiFind.com
    Visit this california category page on abifind.com to find editorially-reviewed resources about this topic.
  • California Map Page on AbiReal.com
    Visit this california map category page on abireal.com to find editorially-reviewed resources about this topic.
  • California Page on Adirectory.us
    Visit this california category page on adirectory.us to find editorially-reviewed resources about this topic.

California News

  • 'Wash out the executive suite': Comments of the week
    Readers respond to how the industry is donating ahead of the midterms, weigh in on a push to apply CRA-like standards to fintechs, react to a controversial decision by a California court and more.
    American Banker.  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:51:09 GMT.
  • Fraudster caught on camera impersonating a firefighter to try and rob homes in California wildfire
    Tiffani Luedtka posted the shocking footage of a Diane Cody's home on Monday as deputies with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department say the suspect could be using the Holy Fire as cover.
    Daily Mail.  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:44:03 +0100.
  • Dem: Trump pardoning Manafort would be grounds for impeachment
    California Rep. Ted Lieu (D) said Thursday that a decision by President Trump to pardon his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, would be grounds for impeachment, as Manafort faces a jury's impending verdict in his ...
    John Bowden.  The Hill.  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:03:22 +0000.
  • US officials: Ex-ISIS fighter entered US as refugee
    An Iraqi man arrested in California is accused of being a former Islamic State fighter and killing a police officer in Iraq after he qualified to be resettled in the U.S. as part of a refugee program.
    Don Thompson and Julie Watson.  Fox News.  Thu, 16 Aug 2018 23:41:51 GMT.
  • Trump seeks corporate lawyer for US attorney in California
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to the position of U.S. attorney in Northern California, the White House announced on Thursday. ...
    Washington Times.  Thu, 16 Aug 2018 18:32:23 -0400.

California Image

California locator map
California Locator Map

California Bibliography

  • Doerper, John. Coastal California. Oakland, CA. Compass American Guides. 2000.
  • Jensen, Amy, et al. California. New York, NY. DK Publishing. 2003.

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