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  2. California State Route 241 - Wikipedia

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    State Route 241 (SR 241) is a state highway in Orange County, California that is a toll road for its entire length. Its southern half from near Las Flores to near Irvine is the Foothill Transportation Corridor, while its northern half to SR 91 on the Anaheim–Yorba Linda border forms part of the Eastern Transportation Corridor system with SR 133 and SR 261.

  3. Politics of California - Wikipedia

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    In the cities, California has one of the U.S.'s most serious gang problems, and in some farming regions, some of the highest murder rates. The state also contains many individuals who desire to keep and bear arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property. The legislature has passed restrictive gun control laws.

  4. Capital punishment in California - Wikipedia

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    History Pre-Furman and pre-Anderson historyThe first known death sentence in California was recorded in 1778. On April 6, 1778 four Kumeyaay chiefs from a Mission San Diego area ranchería were convicted of conspiring to kill Christians and were sentenced to death by José Francisco Ortega, Commandant of the Presidio of San Diego; the four were to be shot on April 11.

  5. List of birds of Santa Cruz County, California - Wikipedia

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    List of birds of Santa Cruz County, California. The county is in Northern California , located on the California coast, including northern Monterey Bay , and west of the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley .

  6. Big Basin Redwoods State Park - Wikipedia

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    Big Basin Redwoods State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of California, located in Santa Cruz County, about 36 km (22 mi) northwest of Santa Cruz.The park contains almost all of the Waddell Creek watershed, which was formed by the seismic uplift of its rim, and the erosion of its center by the many streams in its bowl-shaped depression.

  7. Pebble Beach, California - Wikipedia

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    Big Sur is about a 40-mile (64 km) drive south on scenic State Route 1. Cypress Point in Pebble Beach is the westernmost landfall in Southern California; the dividing line between the north and south portions of the state coastline is situated at the center of the Monterey Bay shoreline near Moss Landing.

  8. Vacaville, California - Wikipedia

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    In 1880, Leonard Buck created the California Fruit Shipping Association, as well as the L.W. and F.H. Buck Company, an early company selling auctioned fruit in the state, and Vacaville was soon home to many large produce companies and local farms which flourished due to the Vaca Valley's rich soil. It officially became a city in 1892.

  9. Vista, California - Wikipedia

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    City in California, United States Vista, California City City of Vista View of South Santa Fe Avenue Seal Motto: America's Climatic Wonderland Location of Vista within San Diego County, California Vista city street map, California Vista, California Location in the United States Coordinates: 33°11′37″N 117°14′28″W  /  33.19361°N 117.24111°W  / 33.19361; -117.24111 ...