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National City

(Encyclopedia) National City, city (1990 pop. 54,249), San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1887. Structural metal is fabricated, and there is shipbuilding and the manufacture of recycling…

Coronado

(Encyclopedia) Coronado krnä´d, city (1990 pop. 26,540), San Diego co., S Calif., on a peninsula on the west side of San Diego Bay; inc. 1890. It is a well-known beach resort. The city is linked…

Chula Vista

(Encyclopedia) Chula Vista choo´l, city (1990 pop. 135,163), San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1911. A port of entry, the city lies in an area of citrus fruit- and vegetable-growing,…

Cabrillo, Juan Rodríguez

(Encyclopedia) Cabrillo, Juan Rodríguez hwän rôr´gth käbr´ly, Port. João Rodrigues Cabrilho, d. 1543, Spanish conquistador and discoverer of California, b. Portugal. In 1520 he landed in Mexico…

Chadwick, Florence May

(Encyclopedia) Chadwick, Florence May, 1918–95, American distance swimmer, b. San Diego, Calif. She began swimming at the age of six, and four years later she swam the San Diego Bay Channel, the…

Portolá, Gaspar de

(Encyclopedia) Portolá, Gaspar de gäspär´ d pôrtlä´, fl. 1734–84, Spanish explorer in the Far West. After serving in Italy and Portugal, he was sent (1767) to America as governor of the Californias…

San Diego

(Encyclopedia) San Diego sn d´g, city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring…

San Diego, Calif.

Mayor: Kevin Faulconer (to Jan. 2017)2010 census population (rank): 1,307,402 (8); Male: 660,626 (50.5%); Female: 646,776 (49.5%); White: 769,971 (58.9%); Black: 87,949 (6.7%); American…

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1513 After Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish explorer, helped conquer what is now the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, he secured a commission to conquer and colonize the island of "Bimini", an…

California

(Encyclopedia) California klfôr´ny, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and…