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Danville
Dublin
Fremont
Livermore
Pleasanton
San Ramon
 
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Although Danville was incorporated as a city in 1982, it has been in existence since the gold rush days. Daniel and Andrew Inman bought 400 acres in what is now Old Town Danville with their mining earnings in 1854, and the town has flourished ever since. The Town's connection to its Old West past is preserved in the downtown cluster of narrow roads and the remarkable number of early buildings that still remain.

With a population of approximately 40,484, Danville is known for its small-town atmosphere and its outstanding quality of life. Eight parks, with ball fields, tennis courts, picnic facilities, playground equipment and walking trails, offer family activities all year long. The Iron Horse Trail provides miles of paths for biking and walking. Danville's weather boasts nearly 300 days of sunshine every year.

Special events bring out the small-town atmosphere. The Fourth of July Parade and Light the Old Oak Tree are highlights of the year along with art festivals and holiday festivities. The Village Theatre offers live theater productions. The art gallery in the same building showcases local talent. "Music In the Park" a summer concert series, features local groups.

First-rate restaurants draw people from as far away as San Francisco. A wide variety of outstanding cuisine is available. The lovely Danville Hotel Territory, with its cluster of specialty shops, has a favorite eating establishment and is a special Danville landmark. Another popular restaurant, Bridges, was made famous when segments of the movie Mrs. Doubtfire were filmed there.

Danville's quaint downtown area is a natural for unique specialty shops. Parking is plentiful. The Danville Farmers' Market draws big crowds to Old Town every Saturday from ten to 1pm. Other retail stores include antiques, jewelry, and gift and art shops.

Danville is governed by a mayor/council form of government with day-to-day operations performed by a Town Manager. The Town Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Town Meeting Hall - 201 Front Street at 7:30 p.m.

We welcome you to discover Danville. You'll find out why it is one of the leading small communities in California - offering the feel of yesterday and the opportunities of tomorrow.

The nationally awarded and highly ranked San Ramon Valley Unified School District provides elementary, intermediate and high school education to the community. Achievement test scores consistently rank in the top percentiles among California schools.
San Ramon Valley Unified School District Test Results
San Ramon Valley Unified School District Info

("Danville Area Community Guide" published by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. Image courtesy of the Town of Danville Official Web Site.)

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History of Dublin

Dublin has long been known as the "crossroads" of the Bay Area. Dublin now sits at the crossroads of two major highways: Interstate 580 and Interstate-680. However, the significance of the "crossroads" dates back over two hundred years when Dublin served as the crossroads of two important stage routes - one from the Bay Area to Stockton and the other from Martinez to San Jose. The Alamilla Spring, located in the Dublin area, provided a place for travelers to change horses and freshen up before continuing their journey.

Dublin has a rich history dating back to 1772 when Pedro Fages led an expedition of 16 mounted men on a journey in search of a land route to Drake's Bay which at that time was called San Francisco Bay. Their return journey brought them through the Amador Valley.

It wasn't until approximately 1822 when building began in the area. Jose Maria Amador had been paid in land for his years of service as a Mexican soldier and as administrator of Mission San Jose. He received a land grant of 16,517 acres in the Amador- Livermore Valley. He built several adobe homes and many small buildings that were used as shops where his Indian workers made soap, blankets, shoes, farm tools, etc., for use on his rancho.

In 1852 Michael Murray and Jeremiah Fallon came to this area from Ireland. They purchased 1,000 acres of land from Jose Amador and built homes for their families. The area began to grow as many settled in the area.

In 1853 Alameda County was created from parts of Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties. Both Murray and Fallon served on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. Townships were established the next year and Murray's name was chosen for this area.

By 1877 the first schoolhouse in the Amador-Livermore Valley, along with a church, two hotels, Green's Store, a wagon and blacksmith shop, and a shoemaker's shop were constructed in Dublin. The Murray Schoolhouse, Green's Store, St. Raymond's Church and the old cemetery (where members of the Donner Party Expedition are buried) have been preserved and are now located on Donlan Way. Mail was delivered to the Dougherty Station Hotel. Thus the area became known as Dougherty's Station. Subsequently, the area became known as Dublin and in 1982 the City incorporated.

During the past twenty years, the rapidly expanding Tri-Valley area has become renowned as a place of prosperity, a center for internationally acclaimed business parks and home to some of the world's largest corporations.

The City of Dublin, located at the crossroads of the Tri-Valley, has contributed to the planned growth and forward thinking of the area. And the City continues to look ahead to expand and enhance the quality of life for members of the community.

Alameda County School Test Results
Dublin Unified School Info

** Much of this information has been excerpted from Virginia Bennett's book "Reflections." Copies of this book and other historical information can be found at the Dublin Library.

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Located on the southeast side of the San Francisco Bay, Fremont is a city of over 208,000 people with an area of 92 square miles, making it the fourth most populous city in the Bay Area and California's fifth largest city in area. With its moderate climate and its proximity to major universities, shopping areas, recreational and cultural activities, employment centers, major airports, and the Bay Area Rapid Transit system, Fremont captures metropolitan living at its best. The Fremont area was first settled with the establishment of Mission San Jose by the Spanish. In the mid-1840's, John C. Fremont mapped a trail through Mission Pass to provide access for American settlers into the southeastern San Francisco Bay Area. In 1853, Washington Township was established, taking in the communities of Mission San Jose, Centerville, Niles, Irvington, and Warm Springs. On January 23, 1956, these communities joined together to form the City of Fremont.

From its incorporation in 1956, Fremont grew from a collection of farm based communities with a population of about 26,000. With the guidance of an award winning general plan, Fremont has evolved into a community of wide landscaped streets, 46 city parks, the San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge, Coyote Hills Regional Park, and the unique Ardenwood Farm Historical Park. With a vibrant commercial/industrial sector, Fremont is home to the New United Motor Manufacturing plant (NUMMI), a joint venture between General Motors and Toyota, producing Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks, the Geo Prizm, and the Toyota Corolla.

As a part of the world famous Silicon Valley, Fremont also is proud to be home to Lam Research, LSI Logic/Micronics Computers, Logitech, and HMT Technology as well as many smaller but rapidly growing technology companies.

Long recognized as an ethnically and culturally diverse family oriented community, Fremont boasts a crime rate consistently the lowest or near the lowest of the country's 100 largest cities. While not immune to the problems of the larger urban area, Fremont is fortunate to draw on the creative resources of an involved citizenry and robust local government institutions in addressing them.

The history of the City of Fremont is presented in an attractive book published by the Mission Peak Heritage Foundation entitled "The City of Fremont: The First Thirty Years". This very thorough history of the City covers the early history in summary form and focuses on the years since incorporation. The book includes many rare historical photographs, some of which are dispayed in this Website. Copies of the book are available at the Fremont Main Library. A limited number of books may be available for purchase at a cost of $29.95 at the Ardenwood Train Station, Ardenwood Historical Park, or the Shinn House at Shinn Historical Park.

In honor of Fremont's 40th anniversary, local historian Phil Holmes has produced A Condensed History of The Fremont Area. This presentation includes historical photos and illustrations, a bibliography of local history, and information about Fremont's Museum of Local History.

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Fremont School Information

 
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Founded in 1869, Livermore is located in the Tri-Valley region East of San Francisco on Interstate 580 providing easy access to both the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay metropolitan area.

Livermore is the epitome of California living with its urban amenities and relaxed lifestyle. Surrounded by vineyards and golden hillsides, yet less than an hour from San Francisco - Livermore is ideally located for trips to the mountains or the ocean. Great hospitality, community spirit, and a sense of history with a tendency towards the futuristic - this is the image of California and an essential part of Livermore's appeal.

Tour California's Original Wine Country

Award-winning quality permeates those who come to experience the 15 friendly wineries of the Livermore Valley. The quiet and unrushed community of winemakers and growers who often double as tasting room hosts offers the same friendly hospitality that visitors experienced over a century ago. Winemaking is a way of life as much as it is a vocation to these vintners, and, given the Livermore Valley's ideal climate and soil, it's no wonder that everyone from fourth generation Livermore Valley Vintners to the cadre of new, talented winemakers strives to make wines that reflect the character and potential of this region.

Historic Tours and Museums

Historic sites and buildings abound. Visit the History Center and Art Gallery and pick up a walking tour map of the downtown area. You just might meet an oldtimer who knew world heavyweight boxer Max Baer or world champion all-around cowboy Johnnie Scheider.

Sports and Recreation

With more than 41 facilities operated by the Livermore Area Park and Recreation District, there is no shortage of recreational opportunities. There are plenty of sports leagues for youths and adults. Livermore currently has two public and two private golf course. Other entertainment includes bowling, movies, and two family amusement centers.

Shopping and Dining

Downtown Livermore features several historic sites to visit, as well as numerous antique shops and galleries. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, with more to open in the next year.

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(History courtesy of The City of Livermore Official Home Page)

Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Test Results
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Information

 
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Pleasanton, is located in the eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its geographic location has been one of the major factors in shaping its past and will continue to shape its future.

Pleasanton has a deep agricultural heritage due to its being blessed with rich soil, it became the agricultural center for the Amador Valley and home to the oldest horse racing track in the nation. Even today, famous horses from around the country continue to be sent here to showcase their speed because of the excellent soil and facilities. The hops grown here were sought by many of the largest beer producers in the United States and Europe, making Pleasanton internationally famous.

After being chosen as the background for the movie, "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm", starring Mary Pickford, the town served as the location for many films because of its historic downtown and rural flavor.

Pleasanton's rural character was maintained through the late 1950's while other cities in the Bay Area grew rapidly, often routinely bulldozing blocks of historic buildings in the name of "prngress." It was only a matter of time until developers made their move on Pleasanton and the 1960s and '70s brought drastic increases in both its boundaries and population. Located at the intersection of I-580/I680, Pleasanton became a magnet for retail/commercial developers. Several business parks were constructed including Hacienda, which is the largest in northern California. Jobs multiplied rapidly. By the mid 80s, Pleasanton was the third fastest growing city in California based on economic indicators.

Through the great efforts of its citizens and municipal programs, the historic downtown is once again buzzing with activity around new restaurants and retail businesses that have moved back to Main Street.

Revenues from its commercial and retail centers have helped the City fund many of the essential recreational and cultural services that set Pleasanton apart from other towns of like size in the Bay Area. Pleasanton manages to preserve its "turn of the century" flavor while promoting the growth and progress necessary for the economic health of the community. Pleasanton now has the largest active sports park in northern California, a public swimming complex with three pools, a regional park with facilities for boating, fishing and swimming, a City-owned theater for live performances, state-of-the-art basketball facilities built by the joint efforts of the City and School District at both middle schools, vast open space parks connected throughout with miles of trail for horseback riding, walking, or bicycling . . . and even a skateboard park.

The highly ranked Pleasanton Unified School District provides elementary, intermediate and high school education to the community. Achievement test scores consistently rank in the top percentiles among California schools.
Pleasanton Unified School District Test Results
Pleasanton Unified School District Info

As Pleasanton moves into the new millineum, it remains a welcoming family town and continues to emerge as a major job center with many corporate businesses moving their headquarters here, Over 3,000 businesses and industries employing over 32,000 people are presently located in Pleasanton. Its resident population now exceeds 57,000 and is still growing.

(Much of the text and images courtesy of the Official City of Pleasanton Web Site)

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Location: Incorporated on July 1, 1983, the City of San Ramon is located in Contra Costa Countq on 11 square miles of the San Ramon Valley, approximately 25 miles east of the City of Oakland in the San Francisco Bay Area. The San Ramon Valley has long been considered one of the most desirable living areas in the Bay Area because of its scenic beauty, good climate, suburban charm, and proximity to the Bay Area's major employment centers. San Ramon is at the heart of the valley and is surrounded by the prosperous communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, and Diablo.

Population: Since 1980, the population of San Ramon has increased by over 80% from 22,356 to an estimated 41,000 in 1995.

Income and Labor Until the early 1980's the City of San Ramon was primarily a bedroom community for the major employment centers in the Bay Area: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose/Silicon Valley. The development of Bishop Ranch, in 1982, transformed San Ramon into a significant regional employment center. With the development of major new employment centers, employees are attracted from such far away distances as Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.

The Bishop Ranch Office Park consists of 580 acres of land with 5.9 million square feet of office space. The office park currently is home to approximately 200 companies including such Fortune 500 companies as Pacific Bell, Chevron, AT&T, Toyota, and United Parcel Service. San Ramon is an attractive, expanding City and it is expected that over 16,000 jobs will be added within the next 15 years. This represents a 58% increase over the current 27,643 jobs in San Ramon. The City is also an affluent community with the average household income for 1990 estimated to be $79,245. This compares to a county-wide average of $59,432.

The nationally awarded and highly ranked San Ramon Valley Unified School District provides elementary, intermediate and high school education to the community. Achievement test scores consistently rank in the top percentiles among California schools.
San Ramon Valley Unified School District Test Results
San Ramon Valley Unified School District Info

(History and images courtesy of The City of San Ramon Official Home Page.)

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