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Piedmont

(Encyclopedia) Piedmont, city (1990 pop. 10,602), Alameda co., W Calif., a suburb of Oakland; inc. 1907. It is a hilly, residential city. Many of its homes enjoy a spectacular view of the San…

Richmond–San Rafael Bridge

(Encyclopedia) Richmond–San Rafael Bridge, W Calif., c.4 mi (6 km) long, part of the network of bridges serving the San Francisco Bay area; completed in 1957. It provides an essential link between…

Hayward

(Encyclopedia) Hayward, city (1990 pop. 111,498), Alameda co., W Calif.; settled 1851, inc. 1876. It is an important commercial and distribution center for farm products. Manufactures include wire,…

Walnut Creek

(Encyclopedia) Walnut Creek, residential city (1990 pop. 60,569), Contra Costa co., W Calif., in the San Francisco Bay area; inc. 1914. It is the trade and shipping center of an extensive…

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

(Encyclopedia) William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, philanthropic organization founded in 1966 by engineer and entrepeneur William R. Hewlett (1913–2001), co-founder of Hewlett-Packard, his wife,…

Pittsburg

(Encyclopedia) Pittsburg pts´brg. 1 Industrial city (1990 pop. 47,564), Contra Costa co., W Calif., on the edge of the San Francisco Bay area, at the junction of the Sacramento and the San Joaquin…

Korematsu, Fred Toyosaburo

(Encyclopedia) Korematsu, Fred Toyosaburo, 1919–2005, Japanese-American internment protester, b. Oakland, Calif. He was a shipyard welder when, after the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor in 1942,…

Oakland

(Encyclopedia) Oakland, city (1990 pop. 372,242), seat of Alameda co., W Calif., on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay; inc. 1852. Together with San Francisco and San Jose, the city comprises the…

Harold Samuel SAWYER, Congress, MI (1920-2003)

SAWYER Harold Samuel , a Representative from Michigan; born in San Francisco, Calif., March 21, 1920; attended the public schools of the San Francisco Bay area; graduated from Marin Junior College (…

Huey Newton

Huey Newton and fellow activist Bobby Seale founded the radical Black Panther Party in 1966. Under their leadership, the Black Panthers became a political force both admired and feared for its…