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Santa Clara County, CA

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  • Santa Clara Police Department The Police Department provides law enforcement and policing services to the City of Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Sheriff The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the preservation of public safety by providing innovative and progressive service in partnership with the community
  • Santa Clara District Attorney's Office District Attorney's Office making every effort to achieve the lowest crime rate reasonably possible while emphasizing the prosecution of violent crime
  • Santa Clara County Fire Department The Santa Clara County Fire Department exists to protect the lives, property, and environment within the communities served from fires, disasters, and emergency incidents through education, prevention, and emergency response
  • Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services The Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services is responsible for coordinating organized planning efforts with County departments, local cities and special districts to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters

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San Francisco County, CA

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  • San Francisco Parks Trust
  • Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, an infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public (and despised by inmates), and the historic 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in cultural history, there is also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.
  • Fort Point National Historic Site Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1853 and 1861 to prevent entrance of a hostile fleet into San Francisco Bay.
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area Golden Gate National Parks chronicle two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco.
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail "Everyone mount up!" This became a familiar call from Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for their independence in the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles to settle Alta California. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spain with San Francisco. Walk in their footsteps from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California.
  • Presidio of San Francisco For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from World Fairs to earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and beauty of the Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a national cemetery. Walk through an historic airfield, forests, or to beaches, and admire spectacular vistas.
  • San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden Ten minutes or a life-time...the San Francisco Botanical Garden is the place for you.

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  • San Francisco International Airport Ground transportation providers serving San Francisco International Airport include public transit, Airporters, on-demand door-to-door vans, pre-arranged door-to-door vans, taxis, limousines and charter operators.
  • Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Based in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates the Golden Gate Bridge, and two public transit systems: Golden Gate Transit buses and Golden Gate Ferry. Last year 40 million vehicles crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and 11 million customers rode the transit systems.
  • San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Our Mission: Working together effectively, we serve our community. We provide safe, reliable, clean, accessible, and convenient transportation to any destination in the City. We are dedicated to creating the most satisfying experience possible for our employees and our riders.
  • San Francisco County Transportation Authority
  • Market Street Railway Our Mission: Preserving Historic Transit in San Francisco.We support the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) in its daily operation of vintage transit vehicles as a "museum in motion."We identify, acquire, and restore additional historic transit vehicles suitable for operation on the San Francisco Municipal Railway.We educate the public on the historic importance of mass transportation toward maintaining a high quality of urban life in San Francisco.
  • San Francisco Paratransit San Francisco Paratransit is a specialized transportation service for persons who are unable to independently use regular buses, streetcars, or BART, due to a disability or health related condition some or all of the time. Paratransit is provided by public transportation systems as part of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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  • California Academy of Science Founded in 1853 as the first scientific institution in the West, the California Academy of Sciences' mission is to explore and explain the natural world.
  • The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. But we are more than just an art museum - we are your ticket to Asia. Here, travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.
  • Exploratorium Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as informal education centers.
  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Welcome to the Thinker, website of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Comprised of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, we are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States.
  • San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States, covers seven and one-half acres in San Francisco's Civic Center Historic District. Opera, symphony, modern and classical dance, theatre, recitals, plays, lectures, meetings, receptions, special screenings and gala events all have a place at the Center. Each of the Center's facilities is unique and has special characteristics that enhance every event.
  • Bay Music & Entertainment, Inc (formerly Cardinal Productions) is the premier entertainment resource in Northern California. Since 1982 we have provided talented musicians, DJs, interactive performers and professional event services.
  • Incentives To Intrigue Incentives To Intrigue(ITI) has remained in the forefront of the incentive industry since its inception in 1989. We work directly with corporations or we can work as partners with incentive houses, destination mangement companies, and all other disciplines. We are frequently consulted for our unique viewpoint and fresh ideas
  • San Francisco Opera "To be the most exciting force in the opera world"
  • San Francisco Ballet As America's first professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic "firsts" since its founding in 1933, performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first twentieth-century American Coppolia. A lively, vital ensemble, San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States.
  • San Francisco Zoo
  • Aquarium of the Bay Opened in 1996 and enhanced in 2001, Aquarium of the Bay is a unique educational and entertainment facility dedicated to the rich and diverse aquatic life of San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. The Aquarium provides a window to the Bay that focuses on its distinctive ecosystems to entertain, educate and inspire preservation of this wonderful natural resource.
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival began in 1983, with Free Shakespeare in the Park's debut production of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. Today we are a regional theater company and major arts education provider that includes our sister organizations, the Oakland-East Bay Shakespeare Festival and the Silicon Valley Shakespeare Festival.
  • Traveling Jewish Theatre
  • American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with its community
  • Carnaval San Francisco
San Mateo County, CA

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Alameda County, CA

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  • Alameda County Sheriff Office
  • Alameda Police Department In the spirit of community policing in the informational age, this site is dedicated to providing our citizens and the world access to our department. We hope that the information found here will help to strengthen the community/police team.
  • Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector Our goal is to provide you with the information and easy access to make an online tax payment, obtain your personal tax information or to provide you with a better understanding of what services we provide
  • Alameda County Fire Department We will provide the highest level of service to our communities by valuing our members; promoting positive leadership; and dedicating ourselves to excellence.

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Santa Cruz County, CA

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  • Cabrillo College provides an accessible and effective learning environment, which aids students in their pursuit of transfer, career preparation, personal fulfillment, job advancement, and retraining goals
  • Santa Cruz County Office of Education is a public agency whose purpose is to provide educational leadership, resources and services to schools to ensure quality educational opportunities for all students
  • Santa Cruz Kids Family friendly site featuring schools, kids activities, entertainment, recreation, summer camps, parenting resources, daycare facilities
  • UC Santa Cruz University of California

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Marin County, CA

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  • China Camp State Park
  • Tomales Bay State Park
  • Marin CountyDivision of Parks & Landscape Services Bastrop State Park is 3503.7 total acres (land acreage, 3493; water acreage, 10); approximately 30 miles southeast of Austin in Bastrop County. It is the site of the famous "Lost Pines," an isolated timbered region of loblolly pine and hardwoods. The park was acquired by deeds from the city of Bastrop and private owners from 1933 to 1935; the park opened in 1937. Additional acreage was acquired in 1979.
  • Angel Island (State Park) A brief ferry trip from San Francisco, Tiburon, Vallejo, or Oakland/Alameda, this former Civil War camp preserves many of its wooden army buildings. It was next a jumping-off point for soldiers returning from the World War II Pacific campaigns and later home to a Nike missile base. The island offers campsites, biking and hiking trails, bike rentals and sea kayak tours with breathtaking views.
  • China Camp (State Park) Site of the Bay Area's last Chinese shrimpfishing village-dating to the 1880s-this park offers 30 developed walk-in campsites. But most come to watch the multitudes of birds, hike, swim, fish, boat, or windsurf.
  • Marconi Conference Center (State Historic Park) has a rich human history that dates back hundreds of years. From the pre-historic villages of the Coastal Miwok to the farming communities of today, the Tomales Bay ecosystem has supported the livelihoods of thousands of people.
  • Mount Tamalpais (State Park) This park's twisting road to the 2,571-foot summit is a paradise for hikers and bicyclists. It has 16 developed walk-in campsites, and 10 rustic cabins perch on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. Accessible picnicking and cabin; annual Mountain Play. (415) 388-2070
  • Olompali (State Historic Park) This park was the site of the largest Coast Miwok villages. The discovery of a 16th-century English coin suggests possible contact with Sir Francis Drake. Day use only. Accessible picnicking. (415) 892-3383
  • Samuel P. Taylor (State Park) Enjoy open hillsides with hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails, creeks, canyons, and thriving redwoods. Some accessible campsites, 2 group camps, an equestrian camp, accessible picnic area and trail. (415) 488-9897
  • Tomales Bay (State Park) is a 6800 acre estuary located on the central California coast approximately 40 miles northwest of San Francisco. It is twelve miles long and relatively shallow, occupying the seaward end of a rift valley created by the San Andreas fault.

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  • Auditor-Controller The mission of the Auditor-Controller is Office is to serve the Marin County community by providing excellent and responsive fiscal leadership, advocating financial integrity and accountability in county government through the monitoring and reporting of financial performance, promoting economy and efficiency, safeguarding public funds, and fulfilling the many legal mandates of the office.
  • County Clerk
  • Marin County District Attorney The Marin District Attorney has taken aggressive steps to address the issues facing the expanding senior Marin population.
  • Marin County Sheriff's Office
  • Marin County Fire department
  • Treasurer-Tax Collector is an elected position. The mandate of the office is to receive, safeguard, and invest County, Schools, and Special District funds, to collect taxes and revenues, and to probate estates for County residents when required as public administrator.

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  • SMART (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Rail District)
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Marin County Airport at Gnoss Field The Marin County Airport is staffed and maintained by the County's Public Works Department (DPW) for the benefit of the flying public. With a 3300' lighted runway, parallel-lighted taxiway and GPS approach Gnoss is ready to serve the needs of the community 24 hrs/day. The airport is attended days and night security is on duty all nights. Gnoss Field CTAF is 123.075 mhz. Fuel is offered by concession (EMC Petroleum) in both 100LL and Jet A grades.
  • (BGF) Blue and Gold Fleet Blue & Gold Fleet is the Bay Area's largest provider of ferry and water excursion services.
  • GGT (Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District) Based in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates the Golden Gate Bridge, and two public transit systems: Golden Gate Transit buses and Golden Gate Ferry. Last year 40 million vehicles crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and 11 million customers rode the transit systems.

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  • Marin County Free Library Marin County Free Library
  • Belvedere-Tiburon Library Combines the innovations and technical advances of today with the warmth and accessibility of the best of traditional community centered libraries.
  • Larkspur Public Library The newest MARINet member library, online December 3, 2001. We are a cozy library with historic charm and friendly service dedicated to enriching the lives of all who use it.
  • Mill Valley Public Library Providing the opportunity for knowledge and personal enrichment; a variety of materials and resources reflecting the needs of the community; and encourages children to read.
  • San Anselmo Library This newly renovated Carnegie Library has preserved the small-town, friendly feeling it's had since it was built in 1915.
  • San Rafael Public Library A user-friendly library with historic roots in the community.

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  • Art Works Downtown, Inc.
  • Elly Simmons Elly paints her love and exuberance towards life. She paints not only what brings her happiness, but also what moves her to sorrow or to anger. She paints to protest injustice, but also to celebrate the beauty of existence.
  • Ross Valley Winery Grape juice, passion and alchemy distinguish the fine winemaking at Ross Valley Winery.
  • Golden Gate Opera Golden Gate Opera provides professional, inspiring opera performances for opera enthusiasts, families and children in a variety of settings, as well as numerous outreach programs focusing on broadening area students' fine-arts experiences and inspiring at risk youth.