Gavilan College, Gilroy, California

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Gilroy Here you can find visitor information about Gilroy,living in Gilroy, Bonfante Gardens, more about Bonfante Gardens, and the address and phone number of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. Here are some events at the Gilroy Public Library, and here is a panoramic picture of downtown Gilroy. Mount Madonna State Park is near Gilroy.
Hollister Hollister's official website doesn't have much information, but there is a walking tour of the Calaveras Fault in Hollister, and information about the San Benito County Fair. Here is a short History of San Benito County and some population facts. Hollister's two newspapers are the Pinnacle and the Free Lance. In San Benito County, you can also visit Pinnacles National Monument and learn about its history. The California state gem is Benitoite, found only in San Benito County. 
Monterey Here is some history, a little more history, and some facts about the Monterey Peninsula. Three important attractions in this area are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Secret Gardens of Old Monterey, and the Mission, in nearby Carmel. 
Morgan Hill Here are some facts about Morgan Hill, its history, and some attractions in and around the city. This is a panoramic picture of downtown Morgan Hill. Henry W. Coe State Park and Anderson Lake are recreation areas. You can call or visit the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce for more information. The address and phone number are at the bottom of the homepage.
Oakland  The official website of Oakland includes information about features of Oakland,  local sports, and area museums. Here are some attractions and information about  Jack London Square, the Port of Oakland, and the famous Paramount Theater. You can even take a walking tour of Oakland.
Palo Alto Palo Alto has a lot of attractions, including Stanford University. Click here for a tour. Stanford is also the home of the famous linear accelerator, which has helped many scientists. The famous Hewlett-Packardelectronics company started in this garage in Palo Alto--the birthplace of Silicon Valley. Here is more history of Silicon Valley, and here is information about the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. The early history of Palo Alto is similar to nearby Menlo Park
San Francisco You can start with some San Francisco facts and historical information. Here is a long list of things to see and do.  For example, you can visit the zoo, museums, Alcatraz, or the nearby mission. If you want to see some San Francisco  neighborhoods, take a walking tour, or you look at these pictures of different districts and more photos of the city. Here you can read about many different kinds of San Francisco history
Salinas Here are some facts and history about Salinas and Oldtown Salinas. This site has a variety of information about the city, and here are some local attractions. Salinas is home to the famous California Rodeo, the Steinbeck Center, and Hartnell College is also located in Salinas.
San Juan Bautista This is San Juan Bautista's official website. Here are some details and the history of Mission San Juan Bautista and more information about the Mission, which is part of the San Juan Bautista State Park. Here are a few pictures. The San Juan Bautista Chamber of Commerce has more information. San Juan Bautista is also the home of El Teatro Campesino.
San Jose Here is a website is about San Jose. San Jose has many attractions, including parks, Great America, the Mexican Heritage Plaza, Japantown, and a popular flea market. San Jose has an interesting history and a nearby mission, the fourteenthin California. 
San Martin TheSan Martin Homepage, has links to livery stables, the farmers' market, Main Street businesses, schools, and so on. In San Martin you will also find an air museum and an animal shelter.
Santa Clara Here is a history of Santa Clara and some attractions. The center of Santa Clara is its Mission. Here are some short facts about the mission.
Santa Cruz The City of Santa Cruz page is a good place to begin. You can also find information about the Santa Cruz Wharf and the Beach Boardwalk, as well as the Mission Santa Cruz. On the Mission page, you will find pictures and many answers to questions about the Mission. Santa Cruz is also the home of the famous Mystery Spot and a small surfing museum.
Watsonville Here are a history of Watsonville, some facts, more facts, and some local attractions. Agriculture is an important part of Watsonville's lifestyle and economy. Watsonville is also the home of the Santa Cruz County Fair

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