Cupertino in California

7 February 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, San Francisco Bay Area Reading Time:  8 minutes

Apple Park © Arne Müseler/www.arne-mueseler.com/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Apple Park © Arne Müseler/www.arne-mueseler.com/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

After two entries about Christian buildings, today we are looking at the host city of the Appleian Cathedral: Cupertino with the world headquarters of Apple. However, this isn’t enough to reach out for a UNESCO World Heritage status ;-) Cupertino is a city in Santa Clara County, California, United States, directly west of San Jose on the western edge of the Santa Clara Valley with portions extending into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Cupertino is located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay. The eastern part of the city, located in the Santa Clara Valley, is flat, while the western part of the city slopes into the Santa Cruz Mountains. Cupertino borders San Jose and Santa Clara to the east, Saratoga to the south, Sunnyvale and Los Altos to the north, and Loyola to the northwest. Several streams run through Cupertino on their way to south San Francisco Bay, including (from north to south): Permanente Creek, Stevens Creek, San Tomas Aquino Creek and its Smith Creek, the Regnart Creek and Prospect Creek tributaries of Calabazas Creek, and Saratoga Creek.   read more…

Stanford University in California

17 September 2018 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, San Francisco Bay Area, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  6 minutes

Stanford University Campus © Jrissman/cc-by-3.0

Stanford University Campus © Jrissman/cc-by-3.0

Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University, colloquially the Farm) is a private research university in Stanford, California. Stanford is known for its academic strength, wealth, proximity to Silicon Valley, and ranking as one of the world’s top-ten universities. The university was founded in 1885 by Leland and Jane Stanford in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was a former Governor of California and U.S. Senator who made his fortune as a railroad tycoon. The school admitted its first students on October 1, 1891, as a coeducational and non-denominational institution.   read more…

The Silicon Valley

17 July 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, San Francisco Bay Area, Universities, Colleges, Academies Reading Time:  8 minutes

Stanford University © Zadonix

Stanford University © Zadonix

Silicon Valley is the southern region of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California. The region, whose name derives from the Santa Clara Valley in which it is centered, is home to many of the world’s largest technology corporations as well as thousands of small startups. The term originally referred to the region’s large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all the high-tech businesses in the area; it is now generally used as a metonym for the American high-tech sector. Despite the development of other high-tech economic centers throughout the United States and the world, Silicon Valley continues to be the leading hub for high-tech innovation and development, accounting for one-third (1/3) of all of the venture capital investment in the United States. Geographically, the Silicon Valley encompasses all of the Santa Clara Valley including the city of San Jose, the southern Peninsula Valley, and the southern East Bay. However, with the rapid growth of technology jobs in the San Francisco Metropolitan area, the traditional boundaries of Silicon Valley have expanded North to include the rest of San Mateo County, San Francisco County as well as parts of Marin County.   read more…

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