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Home to approximately 7. The larger combined statistical area of the region, which includes twelve counties, is the second-largest in California after the Greater Los Angeles areathe fifth-largest in the United Statesand the 41st-largest urban area in the world with 8. The earliest archaeological evidence of human settlements in the Bay Area dates back Women wants sex Fairview Shores BC.
After Mexico established independence from Spain inthe region was briefly controlled by the Mexican government until the United States purchased the territory in during the Mexican—American War. Soon after, discovery of gold in California attracted a flood of treasure seekers, many using ports in Women wants sex Fairview Shores Bay Area as an entry point. During the early years of California's statehood, state legislative business rotated between three locations in the Bay Area before a permanent state capital was established in Sacramento.
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Since then, the Bay Area has experienced numerous political, cultural and artistic movements, developing unique local genres in music and art and establishing itself as a hotbed of progressive politics. Despite its urban character, the San Francisco Bay is one of California's most ecologically important habitats, providing key ecosystem services such as filtering pollutants and sediments from the rivers, and supporting a number of endangered species.
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The Bay Area is host to seven professional sports teams and is a cultural center for music, theater, and the arts. It is also host to several institutions of higher education, ranging from primary schools to major research universities. Home to municipalities and nine counties, governance in the Bay Area is multifaceted and involves numerous local and regional actors, each with wide-ranging and overlapping responsibilities.
The borders of the San Francisco Bay Area are not officially delineated, and the unique development patterns influenced by the region's topography, along with the presence of unusual commute patterns caused by the presence of three central cities and employment centers located in various suburban locales, has led to considerable disagreement between local and federal definitions of the area.
When the region began to rapidly develop during and immediately after World War II, local planners settled on a nine-county definition for the Bay Area, consisting of the counties that directly border the San FranciscoSan Pabloand Suisun estuaries: Various U.
Federal government agencies use definitions that differ from their local counterparts' nine-county definition. Among locals, the nine-county Bay Area can be further divided into five sub-regions: Although geographically located on the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, the Women wants sex Fairview Shores of San Francisco is not considered part of the "Peninsula" subregion, but as a West richland WA adult personals entity.
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The western counties of Marin and Sonoma are encased by the Pacific Ocean on the qants and the bay on the east, and are characterized by its mountainous and woody terrain. Sonoma and Napa counties are known internationally for their grape vineyards and wineriesand Solano county to the east, centered around Vallejois the fastest growing region in the Bay Area. Although the settlement of the Americas occurred some 20, years ago, when the first Asians crossed the Bering Strait into Alaska Women wants sex Fairview Shores,  the earliest archaeological evidence of human habitation of the Bay Area dates to around 3, B.
InJames W. The Bay Area's population quickly emptied out as laborers, clerks, waiters, and servants joined the rush to find gold, and California's first newspaper, The Californianwas forced to announce a temporary freeze in new issues due to labor shortages. As Sgores result, numerous vigilante groups formed to provide order, Women wants sex Fairview Shores many tasked themselves with forcibly moving or killing local Native Americansand by the end Housewives looking hot sex MN New brighton 55112 the Gold Rush, True fwb relationship thirds Shorea the indigenous population had been killed.
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By the early s, the Bay Area and the rest of Northern California became the center of the counterculture movement. His students, including David Packard and Srx Hewlettwould later help usher in the region's high-tech revolution. Inin the middle of the World Series match between two Bay Area baseball teams, the Loma Prieta earthquake struck and caused widespread infrastructural damage, including the failure of the Bay Bridgea major link between San Francisco and Oakland.
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It is associated with the works of Clyfford Stillwho began teaching at the California School of Fine Arts now the San Francisco Art Institute inleaving a lasting impact on the artistic styles of Bay Area painters up to the present day. Later, the Bay Area art movement would be heavily influenced by the counterculture movement in the sand art produced during this time reflected the political environment.
Pixar, based in Emeryvilleproduced the first fully computer animated feature filmToy Storywith software it designed in-house and whose computer animation films have since garnered 26 Academy Awards and critical acclaim.
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The St. Non-Hispanic whites form majorities of the population in MarinNapaand Sonoma counties. San Francisco, Marin County  and the Lamorinda area  all have substantial Jewish communities.
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Mexican Americans make up the largest share of Hispanic residents in Napa county,  while Central Americans make up the largest share in San Francisco, many of whom live in the Mission District which is home to many residents of Salvadoran and Guatemalan descent. The largest Asian-American groups were those of Chinese 7.
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