California - List of Cities in California, United States - Yellow Pages Directory Inc.
Green Yellow Pages
Find a Business Near: Woodbridge, NJ                    
Enter Business Name or Keyword       Search by Phone
City, State or Zip Code      Zip code finder

Business Owner?

List Your Business »

Home ::: California

Population: 37325068

Total Males: 18561020
Total Females: 18764048
Median Household Income: $ 61400
Total Households: 12466331
   

Choose a City in California


Below is a list of all cities within the State of California in which we have Yellow Pages business listings. If you do not see your city within the list below, adding your business will create it.
2208 Pico Blvd 29 Palms
Acampo Acton Adelaide
Adelanto Adin Agoura
Agoura Hills Agua Dulce Aguanga
Ahwahnee Alameda Alamo
Albany Albion Alderpoint
Alhambra Aliso Viejo Alleghany
Allendale Alpaugh Alpine
Alpine Meadows Alta Alta Loma
Altadena Altaville Alturas
Alviso Amador City amarillo
American Canyon Anacortes Anaheim
Anaheim Hills Anahiem Anderson
Aneheim Angels Camp Angelus Oaks
Angwin Annapolis Antelope
Antioch Anza Apple Valley
Applegate Aptos Arbuckle
Arcadia Arcanum Arcata
Arco Station Arleta Armona
Arnold Aromas Arrowbear
Arroyo Grande Art Artesia
Artesia-Cerritos Artois Arvin
Atascadero Atherton Atwater
Atwood Auberry Auburn
Avalon Avenal Avery
Avila Beach Azusa Badger
Baker Bakerfield Bakersfield
Bakersfield, Balboa Balboa Island
Baldwin Hills Baldwin Park Ballico
Baltimore Bangor Banning
Banta Bard Barstow
Basqurt Bass Lake Bassett
Bay Point Bayside Beach Center
Beale Air Force Base Bear Valley Beaumont
Beckwourth Bel Air Belden
Bell Bell Gardens Bell Canyon
Bell Flower Bell Gardens Bella Vista
Bellflower Belltown Belmont
Belmont Shore Belvedere Belvedere Tiburon
Ben Lomond Benicia Benton
Berkeley Bermuda Dunes Berry Creek
Bethel Island Beverley Hills Beverly Hills
Beverly-Fairfax Bieber Big Bar
Big Bear Big Bear City Big Bear Lake
Big Bend Big Creek Big Flat
Big Oak Flat Big Pine Big Sur
Biggs Biola Bishop
Bixby Knolls Blackhawk Blairsden-Graeagle
Blocksburg Bloomfield Bloomington
Blossom Valley Blue Jay Blue Lake
Blythe Bodega Bodega Bay
Bodfish Bohemia Bolinas
Bonita Bonny Doon Bonsall
Boonville Boron Borrego Springs
Boulder Creek Boulevard Box Canyon
Box Springs Boyes Hot Springs Bradbury
Bradley Bradley International Brampton
Brandeis Branscomb Brawley
Brea Brentwood Bridgeport
Bridgeville Brisbane Brisbane,
Broderick Brookdale Brooks
Browns Valley Brownsville Buellton
Buena Park Buenapark Burbank
Burgaw Burlingame Burney
Burnt Ranch Burson Butte City
Butte Valley Buttonwillow Byron
CA Cabazon Calabasas
Calexico Caliente California
California City California Hot Springs Calimesa
Calipatria Calistoga Callahan
Calpella Calpine Camarillo
Cambell Cambria Cameron Park
Camino Camp Meeker Camp Nelson
Camp Pendleton Campbell Campo
Campo Seco Camptonville Camrio
Canby Canoga Park Cantil
Cantua Creek Canyon Canyon Country
Canyon Dam Canyon Lake Capay
Capistrano Capistrano Beach Capitola
Capo Beach Cardiff Cardiff By The Sea
Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlotta Carlsbad
Carmel Carmel By The Sea Carmel Mtn Ranch
Carmel Valley Carmichael Carnelian Bay
Carpinteria Carson Carson City
Caruthers Casitas Springs Casmalia
Caspar Cassel Castaic
Castella casto valley Castro Valley
Castroville Cathedral City Catheys Valley
Cayman Islands Cayucos Cazadero
Cedar Glen Cedar Ridge Cedarpines Park
Cedarville Central Valley Century City
Ceres Cerritos Chalfant Valley
Challenge Chapel Hill Charlotte
Charmichael Chatsworth Cherry Valley
Chester Chicago Park Chico
Chilcoot China Lake Chinese Camp
Chino Chino Hills Chiriaco Summit
Cholame Chowchilla Chualar
Chula Vista Chulabista Cima
Cincinnati Citrus Heights Citrus Hts
Citrus Hts. City Industry City O Industry
City Of Commerce City Of Industry Claremont
Clarksburg Clayton Clearlake
Clearlake Oaks Clements Clio
Clipper Mills Cloverdale Clovis
Coachella Coalinga Coarsegold
Cobb Coleville Colfax
Colma Coloma Colton
Columbia Colusa Commerce
Comptche Compton Concord
Cool Copperopolis Corcoran
Corning Corona Corona Del Mar
Coronado Corralitos Corte Madera
Costa Mesa Cotati Coto de Caza
Cottonwood Coulterville Courtland
Covelo Covina Cowan Heights
Coyote Crescent City Crescent Mills
Cressey Crest Park Crestline
Creston Crockett Crowley Lake
Crows Landing Cucamonga Cudahy
Culver City Cupertino Curritos
Cutler Cutten Cy Of Industy
Cypress Daggett Daly City
Dana Point Dana Point Danville
Dardanelle Davenport Davis
Davis Creek Death Valley Deer Park
Del Mar Del Rey Del Rey Oaks
Del Sur Delano Delhi
Denair Denison Denver
Descanso Desert Center Desert Hot Spgs
Desert Hot Sprg Desert Hot Springs Devore
Diablo Diamond Diamond Bar
Diamond Springs Dillon Beach Dinsmore
Dinuba Discovery Bay Dixon
Dobbins Dorris Dos Palos
Douglas City Douglas Flat Dove Canyon
Downey Downieville Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown San Bernardino Doyle Drytown
Duarte Dublin Ducor
Dulzura Duncans Mills Dunlap
Dunnigan Dunsmuir Durham
Dutch Flat E Los Angeles E Rncho Dmngz
Eagle Rock Earlimart Earp
East Compton Dominguez East Irvine East Long Beach
East Los Angeles East Palo Alto East Rancho Dominguez
Eastvale Echo Lake Echo Park
Edison Edwards El Cajon
El Centro El Cerrito El Dorado
El Dorado Hills El Granada El Macero
El Monte El Nido El Portal
El Sareno El Segundo El Sobrante
El Toro El Verano Eldorado Hills
Eldridge Elizabeth Lake ELJON
Elk Elk Creek Elk Grove
Elk Grove Village Elko Elmira
Elverta Ely Emerald Hills
Emeryville Emigrant Gap Empire
Encinitas Encino Encintias
Englewood Escalon Escandido
Escondido Esparto Essex
Etiwanda Etna Eureka
Exeter Fair Oaks Fairfax
Fairfeild Fairfield Fairview
Fall Brook Fall River Mills Fallbrook
Fallon Farmersville Farmington
Fashion Island Fawnskin fb
Federal Felicity Fellows
Felton Ferndale Fiddletown
Fields Landing Fillmore Filmore
Finley Firebaugh Firestone Park
Fish Camp Five Points Flint
Flintridge Floriston Flournoy
Folsom Folsom CA Fontana
Foothill Ranch Forbestown Forest Falls
Forest Knolls Forest Ranch Foresthill
Forestville Forks Of Salmon Fort Bidwell
Fort Bragg Fort Dick Fort Irwin
Fort Jones Fortuna Foster City
Fountain Valley Fowler Frazier Park
Freedom Freemont Fremont
Fremont,CA French Camp French Gulch
Fresno Friant Fullerton
Fulton Fylmar Galt
Garberville Garden Grove Garden Valley
Gardena Garey Gasquet
Gavilan Hills Gaviota Gazelle
Georgetown Gerber Geyserville
Gilroy Glen Ellen Glendale
Glendora Glenhaven Glenn
Glennville Gold River Gold Run
Goleta Gonzales Goodyears Bar
Gorman Goshen Graeagle
Granada Hills Grand Terrace Granite Bay
Grass Valley Graton Green Valley Lake
Greenbrae Greenbrier Greenfield
Greensboro Greenview Greenville
Greenwood Grenada Gridely
Gridley Grimes Grizzly Flats
Groveland Grover Beach Guadalupe
Gualala Guasti Guatay
Guerneville Guinda Gustine
Hacienda Heights Hacienda Hts Half Moon Bay
Hamilton Hamilton City Hanford
Happy Camp Harbor City Harmony
Hat Creek Hathaway Pines Haw
Hawaiian Gardens Hawthorne Hayfork
Hayward Hazard Healdsberg
Healdsburg Heber Helendale
Helm Hemet Henderson
Henet Herald Hercules
Heremosa Beach Herlong Hermosa Beach
Hesperia Hi Vista Hickman
Hidden Hills Hidden Valley Hidden Valley Lake
High Point Highland Highland Park
Hills Hillsborough Hilmar
Hinkley Hollister Hollywood
Hollywood Beach Holt Holtville
Homeland Homewood Honeydew
Honolulu Hood Hoopa
Hope Valley Hopland Hornbrook
Hornitos Hughson Hume
Huntingtn Bch Huntington Bch Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach, Huntington Park Huntington Pk
Huron Hyampom Hydesville
Idyllwild Igo Imperial
Imperial Beach Independence Indian Wells
Indianapolis Indio Industry
Industry City Inglewood Inverness
Inyokern Ione Irivine
Irvine Irvine, Irwindale
Isla Vista Isleton Ivanhoe
Jackson Jacumba Jamestown
Jamul Janesville Janul
Jenner Johannesburg Johnson Valley
Johnstown Jolon Joshua Tree
Julian Junction City June Lake
Juniper Hills Jurupa Valley Kagel Canyon
Katy Kearny Mesa Keeler
Keene Kelsey Kelseyville
Kensington Kentfield Kenwood
Kerman Kernville Keswick
Kettleman City Keyes Keys
King City Kings Beach Kings Canyon National Park
Kingsburg Kingston Kirkwood
Klamath Klamath River Kneeland
Knights Ferry Knights Landing Knightsen
Korbel Kyburz L.A.
LA La Brea La Cañada Flintridge
La Cañada Flintridge La Canada La Canada Flintridge
La Canada Fltrdg La Canada-Flintridge La Crescenta
La Grange La Habra La Habra Heights
La Honda La Hubra La Jolla
La Mesa La Mirada La Palma
La Porte La Puente La Quinta
La Verne Ladera Ranch Lafayette
Laguna Laguna Beach Laguna Hill
Laguna Hills Laguna Niguel Laguna Nigues
Laguna Woods Lagunitas Lahabra
Lake Almanor Lake Arrowhead Lake Balboa
Lake City Lake Elsinore Lake Forest
Lake Gregory Lake Hughes Lake Isabella
Lake Los Angeles Lake Mathews Lake San Marcos
Lake Sherwood Lake Tahoe Lake View Terrace
LakeElsinore Lakeforest Lakehead
Lakeport Lakeshore Lakeside
Lakeview Lakewood Lamirada
Lamont Lancaster Landers
Larkfield Larkspur Las Angeles
Las Flores Las Vegas Lathrop
Laton Laverne Lawndale
Laytonville Le Grand Lebec
Lee Vining Leggett Lemon Cove
Lemon Grove Lemoore Lennox
Leona Valley Lewiston Likely
Lincoln Lincoln Heights Linden
Lindsay Litchfield Little River
Little Rock Littlerock Live Oak
Livermore Livermore Valley Livingston
Llano Lockeford Lockwood
Lod Gatos Lodi Loleta
Loma Linda Loma Mar Loma Rica
Lomita Lompoc Lone Pine
Long Barn Long Beach Lookout
Loomis Los Alamitos Los Alamos
Los Altos Los Altos Hills Los Anegeles
Los Angeles Los Angeles (East LA) Los Angeles (Hollywood)
Los Banos Los Feliz Los Gatos
Los Molinos Los Olivos Los Osos
Losaltos LosGatos Lost Hills
Lotus Louisville Lower Lake
Loyalton Lucerne Lucerne Valley
Ludlow Lynwood Lytle Creek
Macdoel Mad River Madera
Madison Magalia Mailbu
Malibu Mammoth Lakes Manchester
Manhattan Beach Manteca Manton
Mar Vista March Air Force Base Maricopa
Marigold Marin City Marina
Marina Del Ray Marina Del Rey Marino Valley
Marinwood Mariposa Markleeville
Marshall Martell Martina
Martinez Marysville Mather
Maxwell Maywood McArthur
McClellan McClellan Air Force Base McCloud
McFarland McKinleyville McKittrick
Meadow Valley Meadow Vista Mecca
Melrose-La Brea Mendocino Mendota
Menifee Menifee Valley Menlo Park
Mentone Merced Meridian
Meyers Mi Wuk Village Mi-Wuk Village
Mid-Wilshire Middletown Midpines
Midway City Milford Mill Creek
Mill Valley Millbrae Millville
Milpitas Mineral Mira Loma
Mira Mesa Miracle Mile Mirada
Miramonte Miranda Mission Beach
Mission Hills Mission Viejo Moccasin
Modesto Modjeska Mofett Field
Mojave Mokelumne Hill Monarch Beach
Monroeville Monrovia Mont Rose
Montague Montara Montclair
Monte Rio Monte Sereno Montebello
Montecito Monteclair Monterey
Monterey Park Monterey, Montgomery Creek
Monticlair Montrose Moorpark
Moraga Moren Valley Moreno
Moreno Valley Moreno Vallley Morgan Hill
Morgana Morongo Valley Morro Bay
MORROBAY Moss Beach Moss Landing
Mount Aukum Mount Baldy Mount Hamilton
Mount Hermon Mount Laguna Mount Shasta
Mount Wilson Mountain Center Mountain Ranch
Mountain View Mountian View Mt Shasta
Muir Beach Mulpitas Murphys
Murrieta Myers Flat N Highlands
N Hollywood N. Hollywood N. Palm Springs
n.hollywood Nanhattan Beach Napa
Napa, Nappa Valley National City
Natomas Navarro Needles
Nelson Nevada City New Almaden
New Bern New Castle New Cuyama
New Hall New Port Beach Newark
Newberry Springs Newbury Park Newcastle
Newhall Newman Newport
Newport Beach Newport Beach Newport Coast
Nicasio Nice Nicolaus
Niland Nipomo Nipton
Nmeryville No Hollywood Norco
Norden North Hollywood North Fork
North Highlands North Hills North Hollywood
North Lake Tahoe North Palm Springs North Ranch
North San Juan North Tustin North York
Northridge Norwalk Novato
Nuevo Nvoato O' Neals
Oak Glen Oak Hills Oak Park
Oak Run Oak View Oakdale
Oakhurst Oakland Oakland,
Oakley Oakville Obrien
Occidental Ocean Side Oceandise
Oceano Oceanside Ocotillo
Ojai Olancha Old Fort
Old Station Old Town Eureka Olema
Olivehurst Olympic Valley Oneals
Ono Ontagio Ontario
Onyx OR Orange
Orange County Orange Cove Orange Vale
Orangevale Orcutt Oregon House
Orick Orinda Orinda Way
Orland Orleans Oro Grande
Orosi Oroville Owings Mills
Oxnard Pacheco Pacific Beach
Pacific Grove Pacific Palisades PACIFIC PALSADES DR.
Pacific Plsds Pacifica Pacoima
Paicines Pala Palermo
Palm Desert Palm Springs Palmdale
Palms Palo Alto Palo Cedro
Palo Verde Palomar Mountain Palos Verdes
Palos Verdes Est Palos Verdes Estates Palos Verdes Peninsula
Pamona Panorama Ciry Panorama City
Paradise Paramount Parker Dam
Parlier Pasadena Paskenta
Paso Robles Patterson Patton
Pauma Valley Paynes Creek Pearblossom
Pebble Beach Pengrove PeninsulaSanta Clara
Penn Valley Penngrove Penryn
Perris Pescadero Petaluma
Petrolia Phelan Phillips Ranch
Phillipsville Philo Phoenix
Pico Rivera Piedmont Piedra
Piercy Pilot Hill Pine Grove
Pine Mountain Club Pine Valley Pinecrest
Pinedale Pinole Pinon Hills
Pioneer Pioneertown Piru
Pismo Beach Pittsburg Pittsburgh
Pixley Placentia Placerville
Placienta Planada Plantation
Plasant Hill Platina Playa
Playa Del Rey Playa Vista Pleasant Grove
Pleasant Hill Pleasanton Pleasonton
Plumas Lake Plymouth Point Arena
Point Mugu Nawc Point Reyes Point Reyes Station
Point Richmond Pollock Pines Pomona
Pope Valley Port Costa Port Hueneme
Port Hueneme Cbc Base Porter Ranch Porterville
Portland Portola Portola Hills
Portola Valley Posey Potrero
Potter Valley Poway Prather
Princeton Proberta Prunedale
Pueblo Pumpkin Center Quail Valley
Quartz Hill Quincy Rackerby
Ragged Point Rail Road Flat Raisin
Raleigh Ramona Ranch Cucamonga
Ranchita Rancho Bernardo Rancho California
Rancho Cordova Rancho Cucamnoga Rancho Cucamo
Rancho Cucamong Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Dominguez
Rancho Mirage Rancho Murieta Rancho Murietta
Rancho Palos Verde Rancho Palos Verdes Rancho Park
Rancho Penasquitos Rancho Santa Fe Rancho Santa Magarita
Rancho Santa Margari Rancho Santa Margarita Rancho Santa Margarita (rsm)
Rancho Santo Margarita Rancho Snt Marg Rancho Sta Marg
Rancho-Cucamonga Randsburg Rarotonga
Ravendale Raymond Raymond, Madera county
Rcho Santa Margarit Red Bluff Redcrest
Redding Redlands Redondo Beach
Redway Redwood Redwood City
Redwood Estates Redwood Valley Reedley
Reno Rescue Reseda
Rialto Richgrove Richmond
Richvale Ridgecrest Rim Forest
Rimforest Rio Dell Rio Linda
Rio Nido Rio Oso Rio Vista
Ripley Ripon River Pines
Riverbank Riverdale Riverside
Rncho Cordova Robbins Rocklin
Rodeo Rohnert Park Rolling Hills
Rolling Hills Est Rolling Hills Estate Rolling Hills Estates
Romoland Rosamond Roseland
Rosemead Roseville Ross
Rossmoor Rough And Ready Round Mountain
Rowland Heights Royal Oaks Rubidoux
Running Springs Rutherford Ryde
S Lake Tahoe S San Francisco S. San Francisco
sac Sacramento Sacremento
Saint Helena Salida Salimas
Salinas Salma Salt Lake City
Salton City Salyer Samoa
San Andreas San Anselmo San Ardo
San Bernadino San Bernardino San Bruno
San Buenaventura San Carlos San Clemente
San Deigo San Dieg San Diego
San Diego County San Diego, San Dimas
San Fernando San Fernando Valley San Franciisco
San Francisco San Francisco County San Gabriel
San Geronimo San Gregorio San Isidro
San Jacinto San Joaquin San Jose
San Juan Bautista San Juan Capistranno San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capo San Juan Cpstrno San Leandro
San Lorenzo San Louis Obispo San Lucas
San Luis Obispo San Luis Rey San Marcos
San Marino San Martin San Mateo
San Mateo County San Miguel San Pablo
San Pedro San Quentin San Rafael
San Ramon San Raphael San Rosa
San Simeon San Ysidro Sanclemente
Sand City Sanger SanJose
Sanluisobispo Santa Ana Santa A
Santa Ana Santa Anna Santa Anna Heights
Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Claria
Santa Clarita Santa Cruz Santa Fe Springs
Santa Margarita Santa Maria Santa Monica
Santa Nella Santa Paula Santa Rita Park
Santa Rosa Santa Rosa Valley Santa Rosa,
Santa Ynez Santa Ysabel Santaana
Santee Saratoga Saticoy
Saugus Sausalito Scotia
Scotts Valley Scripps Ranch Seal Beach
Seaside Sebastopol Seeley
Seiad Valley Selma Sepulveda
Sequoia National Park Shadow Hills Shafter
Shandon Shasta Shasta Lake
SHASTA LAKE CITY Shaver Lake Sheep Ranch
Shell Beach Sheridan Sherman Oaks
Sherman Village Shermanoaks Shingle Springs
Shingletown Shoshone Shreveport
Sierra City Sierra Madre Sierraville
Signal Hill Silverado Silverlake
Simi Simi Valley Singal Hill
Skyforest Sloughhouse Smartville
Smith River Sn Bernardino Sn Jn Cpstrn
Snata Ana Snelling Snow Creek Circle
So El Monte So. San Francisco Soda Springs
Solana Beach Soledad Solona Beach
Solvang Somerset Somes Bar
Somis Sonoma Sonora
Soquel Sorrento Valley Soulsbyville
South Bar South Dos Palos South El Monte
South Gate South Lake Tahoe South Pasadena
South Sacramento South San Francisco South Whittier
Southport Spreckels Spring Garden
Spring Valley Spring Valley Lake Springville
Squaw Valley St Helena St. Helena
Standard Standish Stanford
Stanton State Road Stevenson Ranch
Stevinson Stewarts Point Stinson Beach
Stirling City Stockton Stonyford
Storrie Stratford Strathmore
Strawberry Strawberry Valley Studio City
Sugarloaf Suisun Suisun City
Suite 3D Sultana Summerland
Sun City Sun Valley Sunland
Sunnyvale Sunol Sunset Beach
Surfside Susanville Sutter
Sutter Creek Sylmar Sylva
Taft Tahoe City Tahoe Vista
Tahoma Talmage Tamarack - Bear Valley
Tarzana Taylorsville Tecate
Tecopa Tehachapi Tehama
Temecula Temple City Templeton
Terra Bella The Sea Ranch Thermal
Thornton Thousand Oaks Thousand Palms
Thousand Plms Three Rivers Tiburon
Tierrasanta Tipton Tollhouse
Toluca Lake Tomales Tonopah
Topanga Topaz Toronto
Torrance Torrence Torrrance
Tottance Trabuco Canyon Tracy
Tranquillity Traver Travis Air Force Base
Tres Pinos Trinidad Trinity Center
Trona Trowbridge Truckee
Tucaipa Tujunga Tulare
Tulelake Tuolumne Tupman
Turlock Tustin Tustin Ranch
Twain Twain Harte Twentynine Palms
Twin Bridges Twin Peaks Ukiah
Union City Universal City Upland
Upper Lake Vacaville Val Verde
Valencia Vallecito Vallejo
Valley Center Valley Ford Valley Glen
Valley Springs Valley Village Valyermo
Van Nuys Van Nuys Vancouver
Vandenberg Airforce Base Vannuys Venice
Venice Beach Ventura Ventura Beach
Venture Verdugo City Vernalis
Vernon Victor Victorville
Villa Grande Villa Park Vina
Vineburg Visalia Vista
Volcano W Hollywood W Los Angeles
W Sacramento Wallace Walnut
Walnut Creek Walnut Grove Warner Springs
Wasco Washington Waterford
Watsonsville Watsonville Waukena
Weaverville Weed Weimar
Weldon Wendel Weott
West Covina West Hills West Hollywood
West Los Angeles West Point West Sacramento
West Toluca Lake Westchester WestHills
Westlake Westlake Village Westlake Villiage
Westlake Vlg Westley Westminister
Westminster Westmorland Westport
Westwood Wetminster Wheatland
White Water Whitethorn Whitewater
Whitier Whitmore Whitter
Whittier Wildomar Williams
Willits Willow Creek Willowbrook
Willows Wilmington Wilseyville
Wilton Winchester Windsor
Windsor Mill Winnetca Winnetka
Winston Salem Winterhaven Winters
Winton Witter Springs Wmstr
Wofford Heights Woodacre Woodbridge
Woodlake Woodland Woodland Hills
Woodside Woodyear Worcester
Wrightwood Yerba Linda Yermo
Yettem Yolo Yorba Linda
Yorkville Yosemite Yosemite National Park
Yosemite Village Yountville Yreka
Yuba City Yuc Yucaipa
Yucca Valley Zamora Zenia
Don't see your city here? Adding a business will create it!
   
Tool Tip Icon

Green Initiatives & Environmental History for: California


Basic History

Colonization of California remained largely Mexican until the 1840s. The first US overland trip was made in 1826, but US settlement did not become significant until the 1840s. Political events in the territory moved swiftly in the next few years. On July 7th, 1848, California became part of the United States. In the same year, there was a gold rush in the territory, and with it came a huge increase in population and a pressing need for a civil government. In 1849, Californians sought statehood and, after a heated debate in the US Congress, California finally entered the Union as a free, nonslavery state, in the year 1850.

Environmental History

California embraces the greatest diversity of climate and terrain. The state’s six life zones are: the desert, foothill regions and some coastal lands, coastal areas and moist northeastern counties, and the Canadian, Hudsonian, and Arctic zones, comprising California’s highest elevations. Plant life in the arid climate features a diversity of native cactus, the Joshua tree, the desert poppy, and a variety of asters. Valley oak, small shrubs, stunted trees, herbaceous plants, mint, viola, the golden poppy also flourish in this zone. Animal life is abundant. It includes the black-tailed deer, black bear, gray fox, elk, garter snakes, rattlesnakes. The kingfisher, chickadee, towhee, and hummingbird represent the bird life of this region. The Resources Agency of California’s Department of Fish and Game is especially active in listing and providing protection for rare, threatened and endangered fauna. Joint efforts by state and federal wildlife agencies have established an ambitious recovery program to revitalize the dwindling population of the native animals and birds. The endangered animals include the mountain beaver, kit fox, Pacific pocket mouse, kangaroo rat, sage sparrow, garter snake, five species of salamander, eleven types of butterflies, and more. California has a total of 290, 821 acres of National Wildlife Refuges.

Green Initiatives

California is leading by example on energy efficiency and conservation, sustainability, green building, and green purchasing practices throughout state government. California is working to reduce energy and resource consumption in state buildings, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and creating healthier environments in which to work, live and learn. Sustainability or green building is the practice of designing, constructing, operating, maintaining, and removing buildings in ways that conserve natural resources and reduce their impact on climate change; California is ensuring so. The state is advocating the procurement of goods and services that have a reduced impact on human health, called Environmentally Preferable Purchasing; in simple terms, it means ‘buying green’. New building or large renovation projects initiated by the state also evaluate the merits of clean on-site power generation such as solar panels and fuel cells. State agencies are taking measures to reduce grid-based energy purchases. Integrating renewable energy producing technologies into state buildings reduce the amount of energy consumed from the grid.

AddThis Social Bookmark