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area map from an atlas) is needed for finding some locations on the satellite image and helps one become familiar with the geography represented in the satellite view.
Scientists know that buildings and other man-made structures built on fill areas or areas of uncompacted sediments are more likely to be damaged in an earthquake because these materials can intensify shaking.
area suggests that this area is rocked fairly regularly, on a geologic time scale, with large earthquakes.
web.ics.purdue.edu /~braile/edumod/bayarea/bayarea.htm   (1732 words)

  Bay Area travel guide - Wikitravel
The Bay Area (more fully, the San Francisco Bay Area), ringing San Francisco Bay in northern California, is a geographically diverse and extensive metropolitan region that is home to nearly 8 million inhabitants in cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose.
The sub-regions of the Bay Area are described several ways, which may give the first time visitor the impression that the Bay Area is bigger than it really is. In fact, the unique geography of the Bay Area makes it relatively easy to get a sense of where you are.
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is a nice regional train system that connects San Francisco to the East Bay and Contra Costa County, as well as parts of the Peninsula, the eastern half of Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco and Oakland airports.
wikitravel.org /en/Bay_Area_(California)   (1441 words)

  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : San Francisco Bay Area   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The San Francisco Bay Area, referred to locally as The Bay Area, is the conurbation that surrounds San Francisco Bay in northern California.
Because San Francisco was the largest city in the region (it was surpassed by San Jose in the 1990 census) and remains the traditional and cultural center, the region is often identified by outsiders with the city of San Francisco proper.
San Francisco serves as the cultural and financial center of the region, and once was the population and economic center.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /San_Francisco_Bay_Area   (2627 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
San Jose is the largest city in the Bay Area, surpassing San Francisco in the 1990 census.
The metropolitan area comprising the city of San Francisco together with Oakland and San Jose is the fifth-largest in the United States, behind New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington-Baltimore.
San Francisco serves as the cultural, tourist, financial and urban center of the region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/San_Francisco_Bay_Area   (1441 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The San Francisco Bay Area, sometimes referred to as The Bay Area or The Bay, is a metropolitan area that lies along the San Francisco Bay.
Because San Francisco was the largest city in the region (until recently surpassed by San Jose) and remains the traditional and cultural center, the region was referred to and is generally confused as the city of San Francisco proper.
The East Bay is split into two regions, the inner East Bay that sits on the bay coastline proper as the outer East Bay is in the inner inland valleys and are landlocked by mountains and valleys.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/San_Francisco_Bay_Area   (2208 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > State -- News in brief from the San Francisco Bay area
SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Bay area's population will rise by about 2 million people over the next 30 years, with the largest increase in San Jose, according to a new report.
San Jose is expected in 2010 to become the first Bay Area city to surpass one million people, the report issued Thursday by the Association of Bay Area Governments said.
SAN JOSE – A police car speeding to a crime scene slammed into a house where a 5-month-old girl and her aunt were watching television.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/state/20061215-1934-ca-baybriefs.html   (557 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area travel guide
San Francisco (and thus the SF Bay Area) is a place for romantics and those who enjoy solitude and reflection.
The Pier area (Pier 40 and further south at the Ferry Building) is where the ferries arrive from around the rest of the Bay Area.
San Jose is much like a mini Los Angeles, sitting at the basin of a mountain range so you it gets a little smoggier but warmer than the rest of the Peninsula.
world66.com /northamerica/unitedstates/california/sanfranciscobayarea   (4461 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area New Homes Directory > California
The San Francisco New Homes Directory is designed to be the most simple, easy to use real estate resource on the web, for finding new homes for sale, new home builders, and new home communities in San Francisco, California.
San Francisco is located in San Francisco County and is the county seat.
The city of San Francisco is located at the mouth of the bay and it connected to Marin County by the Golden Gate Bridge.
www.newhomesdirectory.com /BayArea   (343 words)

 Magnetism and the San Francisco Bay area
Because the magnetic field in the Bay area is inclined and does not point straight down, a magnetic rock creates both a magnetic high and a magnetic low.
In the areas where earthquakes occurred along elongated magnetic highs, the serpentinite is concentrated along fault zones that were seismically active between 1972 and 1989.
Many people look at the trace of the San Andreas fault just south of San Francisco on this poster and feel comforted that there are few earthquakes, when in fact, this area has one of the higher probabilities for a large earthquake.
wrgis.wr.usgs.gov /docs/gump/zulanger/bayarea/magnetism_ofr.html   (2068 words)

 SF Gate: News and Information for the San Francisco Bay Area
Photoblog: the magic of the Bay Area captured by Fred Larson.
Experts fear last week's oil spill in S.F. Bay is likely to pose far-ranging effects on marine and land life for years, with one comparing it to the last big accident in 1999.
Bay Area therapists are seeing more patients who are worrying about their home values and self worth.
www.sfgate.com   (522 words)

 San Francisco Hotels : San Francisco Real Estate : Tours : Restaurants
From the Ohlone settlement to the Hippie Generation, from the Gold Rush to the biotech boom, San Francisco's history as vibrant as the characters that have colored its foggy hills and valleys.
San Francisco International Airport's new international terminal is North America's largest, while San Francisco itself features some of the most charming and sophisticated public transportation systems in the world, including the Muni, BART, historic cable cars and ferry systems linking the entire Bay Area.
About 100 miles south of San Francisco nestled along the beautifully rugged Pacific coastline is Carmel-by-the-Sea, a simply gorgeous beachside town of historic hotels and cozy inns, hidden cottages and eccentric artist studios with first-class restaurants and picturesque landscapes.
www.sanfrancisco.com   (2010 words)

 FresnoBee.com: California: Federal officials to inspect environmental impact of San Francisco Bay oil spill
Federal officials will take an aerial tour of the San Francisco Bay to assay environmental damage caused by the area's worst oil spill in nearly two decades.
Nearly 20,000 gallons of oily liquid had been sucked up by Saturday morning, and about 770 workers have taken part in cleanup efforts on the water and along beaches to mop up the damage - a job that is expected to last weeks or possibly months.
The spill has also forced about 65 Bay Area crab fisherman to vote to ask Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to officially close the commercial and sport crabbing seasons.
www.fresnobee.com /384/story/188904.html   (605 words)

 Driving Tour: San Francisco Bay Area @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Here’s a city that has it all—heart-swelling views, a picturesque bay that is by turns sunny or shrouded in romantic fog, Victorian houses on steep hills, fine restaurants, and high culture.
Its reputation for tolerance made San Francisco a home of the 1950s beat generation and the hippie-go-lucky generation of the sixties; today it’s a capital of the gay community.
The largest island in the bay has felt every footprint of local history—as Native American hunting ground, landfall of the first European to sail through the Golden Gate (Ayala in 1775), cattle ranch, Army post, immigration station, prisoner-of-war camp, and Cold War Nike missile base.
www.nationalgeographic.com /destinations/San_Francisco/San_Francisco_Bay_Area.html   (2872 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center
San Francisco Baykeeper is investigating why initial reports underestimated the size of the spill and why the Coast Guard failed to immediately coordinate its response with the Office of Spill Prevention and Response.
According to California NORML, "CCAC was by far the largest and most conspicuous dispensary in the East Bay, due in large part to the suppression of its competitors by local regulations, raids and bans." CCAC had operated as a legal business in full compliance with Alameda County regulations.
On, October 24th, a benefit was held at Station 40 in San Francisco at 7pm to support the continuing resistance in Oaxaca, Mexico.
www.indybay.org   (3234 words)

 Bird-watching: San Francisco Area Bird-watching @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Visitors to San Francisco without time to travel far from the city will also find Marin Headlands a pleasant place to see typical area birds such as California Quail, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, and Wrentit, and exploring its coastline and Rodeo Lagoon will always turn up waterbirds.
Wooded areas and plantings in the western part of this expansive park offer the best land birding, but local bird-watchers keep an eye on all the park lakes for waterfowl and gulls.
Just north of Half Moon Bay, drive west through the community of Princeton toward Pillar Point, a fine spot from which to scan the sea for loons, grebes, sea ducks, and alcids, and the rocky coast for shorebirds.
www.nationalgeographic.com /destinations/San_Francisco/San_Francisco_Area_Bird_watching.html   (1238 words)

 Amazon.com: Zagatsurvey 2004 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants (Zagatsurvey: San Francisco/ Bay Area Restaurants): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This was our first visit to San Francisco, so I bought this guide based on my nice experiences with Zagat NYC Restaurants.
I religiously buy the San Francisco guide of Zagats as I found it to be the best resource.
With Zagat expanding into other areas like movie reviews et al, it is obvious that the quality control of the restaurant guides is suffering.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1570065357?v=glance   (1161 words)

 Argosy University/San Francisco Bay Area - Argosy University
The Bay Area is regarded as a long-time leader in the field of higher education.
Argosy University/San Francisco Bay Area is centrally located within easy commuting distance from any of the major Bay Area communities, is adjacent to major freeway access with ample parking, and is within walking distance of the charming historic town of Point Richmond, with its variety of restaurants and Bay Front Park.
Argosy University/San Francisco Bay Area faculty and staff passionately believe that Education, Experience, and Enthusiasm are the keys to success in career and life.
www.argosyu.edu /sanfrancisco   (655 words)

 CBS 5 - San Francisco Bay Area's source for news, weather, traffic and sports
Feds To Inspect Environmental Impact Of Bay Spill
Longtime former San Francisco Chronicle foreign correspondent Frank Viviano offers CBS5.com's readers in the Bay Area and beyond his unique perspective on world affairs.
Bay Area Ponzi Scheme Victim To Lose Everything
www.cbs5.com   (494 words)

 San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf & Bay Area Travel Planner. Maps,Guides & Online Coupons
Book your reservation here for San Francisco Bay Area hotels Select from hotels in Fisherman's Wharf, SOMA, Civic Center, Union Square, Luxury Properties and hotels near the SFO Airport.
Our goal is for you to get the tour of San Francisco or the Bay Area that you have always wanted.
Enjoy a Segway Tour in either San Francisco and Sausalito - San Francisco and Sausalito Electric Tour Company is the first and only company to offer guided tours of either the San Francisco or Sausalito waterfront on the world's first and only self-balancing electric transport mechanism, the Segway.
www.mapwest.com   (666 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area Hotels - Hotels in San Francisco Bay Area - BuySanFranciscoTours.com - Web
With its prime San Francisco location and unique blend of Eastern and Western influences, the Miyako Hotel offers a calm and serene ambiance that is sure to please business and leisure travelers alike.
Located in the heart of San Francisco, on Market Street, midway between downtown and the colorful Castro District, our hotel is the perfect place for travelers to stay when visiting San Francisco.
This hotel, 2.5 miles from San Francisco city center, is a non-smoking property (a $150.00 penalty applies for those who smoke in our rooms).
arestravel.com /962   (1100 words)

 Save San Francisco Indymedia!
For several years, San Francisco IMC has had all kinds of problems and organizational setbacks.
Our problems have come from law enforcement, from server colocation facilities, from corporate legal departments, from within our own organization, and from people abusing IMC process for their own benefit (and attacking us in the process).
To our credit, we founded a new non-profit, set up a new colocation facility, and now things are back to running smoothly for all the IMC's that were at risk.
sf.indymedia.org   (448 words)

 National Weather Service - NWS San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area
National Weather Service - NWS San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area
National Weather Service Mission: "The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.
NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community."
www.wrh.noaa.gov /mtr   (117 words)

 San Francisco Bay Area, California
The urban area stretches from the Pacific Ocean far inland.
From the center it sprawls south and north to encompass all of the area around the huge bay.
This portion of Inn-California is devoted to the City and to the Megapolis - The Greater San Francisco Bay Area.
www.inn-california.com /sanfrancisco   (118 words)

 Bay Area Census -- Bay Area Data
* The Bay Area consists of nine counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma.
The Bay Area data shown are totals for the nine counties.
Median and average data were taken from the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA CSA (Consolidated Statistical Area), which includes Santa Cruz County and San Benito County.
www.bayareacensus.ca.gov /bayarea.htm   (109 words)

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