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MaryAnne Ifft - ESL

Silicon Valley

1. Location
http://www.siliconvalleyonline.org/cities.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley


2. Origin of the term
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley


3. History
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon_Valley
http://www.netvalley.com/svhistory.html


4. People
http://www.siliconvalley-usa.com/about/terman.html


5. Cities

a. Campbell
http://www.ci.campbell.ca.us/

b. Cupertino
http://www.cupertino.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupertino,_California

c. Los Altos
http://www.ci.los-altos.ca.us/

d. Los Altos Hills
http://www.losaltoshills.ca.gov/

e. Los Gatos
http://www.losgatosca.gov/

f. Menlo Park
http://www.menlopark.org/

g. Milpitas
http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/

h. Mountain View
http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_View,_California

i. Palo Alto
http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palo_Alto,_California

j. San Jose
http://www.sanjoseca.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose,_California

k. Santa Clara
http://santaclaraca.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clara,_California

l. Saratoga
http://www.saratoga.ca.us/index.html
http://saratoga-ca.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saratoga,_California

m. Sunnyvale
http://www.sunnyvale.ca.gov/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunnyvale,_California


6. Universities, Colleges and Schools

a. San Jose State University
http://www.sjsu.edu/

b. Santa Clara University
http://www.scu.edu/

c. Stanford University
http://www.stanford.edu/

d. De Anza College
http://www.deanza.edu/

e. Cupertino School District
http://cupertino.ca.campusgrid.net/home

f. Fremont High School District
http://www.fuhsd.org/district.htm

g. Adult Schools
http://www.paadultschool.org/html/english.html
http://www.scae.org/cgi-bin/indexz.cgi
http://www.mvlaae.net/
http://ace.fuhsd.org/


7. Libraries

a. San Jose Public Library
http://www.sjlibrary.org/

b. Sunnyvale Public Library
http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/Library/

c. Cupertino Public Library
http://www.santaclaracountylib.org/cupertino/

d. Mountain View Public Library
http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/city_hall/library/default.asp


8. Museums

a. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/

b. San Jose Historical Museum
http://www.historysanjose.org/visiting_hsj/plan_your_visit.html

c. The Tech Museum
http://www.thetech.org/

d. Winchester Mystery House
http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/

e. Center for Beethoven Studies and Museum
http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/beethoven/

f. Children’s Discovery Museum
http://www.cdm.org/index.asp?f=0

g. Computer History Museum
http://www.computerhistory.org/

h. Intel Museum
http://www.intel.com/museum/index.htm


9. Performing Arts

a. San Jose Repertory Theatre
http://www.sjrep.com/about/history

b. Opera San Jose
http://www.operasj.org/home0708.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_San_Jose

c. Ballet San Jose
http://www.balletsanjose.org/About.htm


10. Film Festivals

a. Visit CINEQUEST for information about the film festival beginning on February 27, 2008
http://www.cinequest.org/indexCQ.php

b. San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
March 13-23
http://festival.asianamericanmedia.org/

Movie Theaters

a. Stanford Theater
http://www.stanfordtheatre.org/stf/

b. Camera Cinemas
http://www.cameracinemas.com/history.shtml

c. The Tech Museum IMAX Dome Theater
http://www.thetech.org/imax/

d. AMC & Century Movie Theaters


11. Television & Radio


12. Newspapers & Magazines

http://www.mercurynews.com/
http://www.svextra.com/blogs/gmsv/

 


13. Recreational Parks & Gardens

a. Villa Montalvo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Montalvo

b. Hakone gardens
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hakone_Gardens

c. Shoreline Park
http://baytrail.abag.ca.gov/vtour/map3/access/Btmtnvw/Btmtvw2.htm#intro

d. Stevens Creek County Park
http://www.bahiker.com/southbayhikes/stevenscreek.html

e. Rancho San Antonio County Park
http://www.openspace.org/preserves/pr_rancho_san_antonio.asp

f. Vasona Lake County Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasona_Park
http://www.bjwrr.org/index.html
http://www.baynature.com/v08n01/v08n01_ott_elsewhere.html

g. Sanborm-Skyline County Park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanborn_Park

h. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
http://www.happyhollowparkandzoo.org/

i. Japanese Friendship Garden
http://www.scu.edu/SCU/Programs/Diversity/jfriend.html

j. San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
http://www.sjparks.org/regionalparks/rg/index.htm

k. Hidden Villa
http://www.hiddenvilla.org/

l. Filoli
http://www.filoli.org/


14. Amusement Parks

a. California’s Great America
http://www.californiaparamountgreatamerica.com

b.. Raging Waters
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raging_Waters


15. Shopping

Malls, outlets, shopping centers, department stores, San Jose Flea Market, farmer’s markets, supermarkets, internet shopping


16. Restaurants & Cafes
American and international restaurants, fast food restaurants
For reviews on restaurants and other things, visit Yelp!
http://www.yelp.com/sanjose


17. Festivals and Special Events by Month

a. January
San Jose International Auto Show, Conventional Center, downtown San Jose

b. February
Vietnamese Spring Festival, downtown San Jose

c. March
Mercury News Press Run, downtown San Jose

d. April
American Indian Pow Wow & Arts Festival, De Anza College
Japanese Cultural Festival, Memorial Park, Cupertino

e. May
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, downtown San Jose

f. June
Firefighters Chili Cook-Off, downtown San Jose
Strawberry Festival, West Valley College, Saratoga
Filipino Fiesta! – Milpitas Community Center
Campbell Highland Games
Portuguese Festival, Kelley Park’s San Jose Historical Museum

g. July
Fourth of July Street Fair and Fireworks Sky Concert, Great Bay Mall
Menlo Park Forth of July Parade, Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park
San Jose America Festival, Discovery Meadow, San Jose

h. August
San Jose Jazz Festival, Plaza de Cesar Chavez, San Jose
Santa Clara County Fair, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose

i. September
Celebrate Saratoga! – Big Basin Way, Saratoga
Chinese Moon Festival, Chinese Cultural Garden, San Jose

j. October
Italian American Cultural Festival, downtown San Jose
Los Altos Fall Festival, South Parking Plaza, Los Altos

k. November
Harvest Festival, San Jose

l. December
San Jose Holiday Parade, downtown San Jose
Christmas in the Park, downtown San Jose


18. Transportation Resources

Bus, Taxi, Light Rail, Caltrain, Bart, Plane


19. Companies and Businesses

Apple Inc., Cisco Systems, eBay, Google, Intel, NASA, National Semiconductor, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo, start - ups


20. Sports

Clubs, teams, events


21. Other Topics
Community Services and Recreational Clubs (Hiking, Photography, Yoga, Tai Chi, etc.)

22. Books

Cheek, Martin. Moon Handbooks: Silicon Valley. Including San Jose, Palo Alto & South Valley. 2nd edition. Emeryville, CA: Avalon Travel Publishing, 2002.

Vance, Ashlee. Geek Silicon Valley. The Inside guide to Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, San Jose, San Francisco. Morris Book Publishing, 2007.

Kraft, Marvin. The Silicon Valley In The 21st Century. 1st Books Library, 2001.

Richards, Sally.Sand Dreams & Silicon Orchards: Silicon Valley. Heritage Media Corporation, 2000.

Waters, John Kevin. Silicon Valley: Inventing the Future. Chatsworth, CA: Windsor Publications, Inc, 1992.

Steinberg, Goodwin B.From the ground up: building Silicon Valley. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2002.

Muller, Kathleen. San Jose: City With A Past. San Jose Historical Museum Association, 1988.









Contact
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Last Updated: 4/25/16