Santa Clara Valley

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The Santa Clara Valley runs south-southeast from the southern end of San Francisco Bay in Northern California in the United States.wikipedia
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PARC (company)

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In the 1950s the transistor industry was established which led, together with Xerox and Stanford University research and the Digital Revolution, to the Valley becoming Silicon Valley, a premier electronic technology center.

Digital Revolution

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In the 1950s the transistor industry was established which led, together with Xerox and Stanford University research and the Digital Revolution, to the Valley becoming Silicon Valley, a premier electronic technology center.

Semiconductor

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In the 1970s, this region had a clustering of semiconductor companies, which is how it got its name.

City manager

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In 1950 Dutch Hamann was appointed city manager of San Jose.

Knight Ridder

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Hamann's boosterism was supported by Joe Ridder, publisher of the San Jose Mercury.

Urban planning

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In power until 1969, Hamann created a master plan for San Jose and embarked on a program of annexation that increased the area of San Jose from 17 square miles to 136.7 square miles.

Annexation

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In power until 1969, Hamann created a master plan for San Jose and embarked on a program of annexation that increased the area of San Jose from 17 square miles to 136.7 square miles.

History of water supply and sanitation

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The main bargaining chip was the superior sewage system built to handle cannery waste.

Urban sprawl

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There were critics: Santa Clara County Planning Director Karl Belser, who opposed urban sprawl, commented.

Newark, California

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Because so much high-tech industry has spread out from the Silicon Valley, Fremont and Newark, even though they are not in Santa Clara County, are often included in discussions about the Silicon Valley or, in the case of Fremont, is referred to as the Gateway to the Silicon Valley (a title also claimed occasionally by San Jose, Union City, and several other locations).

Union City, California

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Because so much high-tech industry has spread out from the Silicon Valley, Fremont and Newark, even though they are not in Santa Clara County, are often included in discussions about the Silicon Valley or, in the case of Fremont, is referred to as the Gateway to the Silicon Valley (a title also claimed occasionally by San Jose, Union City, and several other locations).

Palo Alto, California

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Similarly, Palo Alto, while in Santa Clara County and considered part of Silicon Valley, is on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Subregion

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The South Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California and is roughly synonymous with the Santa Clara Valley, Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara County (in general).

California

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The South Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California and is roughly synonymous with the Santa Clara Valley, Silicon Valley, and Santa Clara County (in general).

North Bay (San Francisco Bay Area)

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The South Bay is one of several subregions in the Bay Area including: San Francisco, the North Bay including parts of the Wine Country, the Peninsula, and the East Bay, among others.

Wine Country (California)

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The South Bay is one of several subregions in the Bay Area including: San Francisco, the North Bay including parts of the Wine Country, the Peninsula, and the East Bay, among others.

East Bay

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The South Bay is one of several subregions in the Bay Area including: San Francisco, the North Bay including parts of the Wine Country, the Peninsula, and the East Bay, among others.

Santa Cruz County, California

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In addition to the primary cities listed above, although physically separated by the Santa Cruz mountains and 2 other counties (Santa Cruz County and San Benito County), the following incorporated cities are infrequently considered part of the region:

Census-designated place

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Many other cities, towns or census-designated places are also sometimes considered part of the region, such as the San Lorenzo Valley towns between Saratoga and Santa Cruz.

San Lorenzo Valley

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Many other cities, towns or census-designated places are also sometimes considered part of the region, such as the San Lorenzo Valley towns between Saratoga and Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz, California

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Many other cities, towns or census-designated places are also sometimes considered part of the region, such as the San Lorenzo Valley towns between Saratoga and Santa Cruz.