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MaryAnne Ifft - ESL

Silicon Valley

1. Location

2. Origin of the term

3. History

4. People

5. Cities

a. Campbell

b. Cupertino,_California

c. Los Altos

d. Los Altos Hills

e. Los Gatos

f. Menlo Park

g. Milpitas

h. Mountain View,_California

i. Palo Alto,_California

j. San Jose,_California

k. Santa Clara,_California

l. Saratoga,_California

m. Sunnyvale,_California

6. Universities, Colleges and Schools

a. San Jose State University

b. Santa Clara University

c. Stanford University

d. De Anza College

e. Cupertino School District

f. Fremont High School District

g. Adult Schools

7. Libraries

a. San Jose Public Library

b. Sunnyvale Public Library

c. Cupertino Public Library

d. Mountain View Public Library

8. Museums

a. The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

b. San Jose Historical Museum

c. The Tech Museum

d. Winchester Mystery House

e. Center for Beethoven Studies and Museum

f. Children’s Discovery Museum

g. Computer History Museum

h. Intel Museum

9. Performing Arts

a. San Jose Repertory Theatre

b. Opera San Jose

c. Ballet San Jose

10. Film Festivals

a. Visit CINEQUEST for information about the film festival beginning on February 27, 2008

b. San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
March 13-23

Movie Theaters

a. Stanford Theater

b. Camera Cinemas

c. The Tech Museum IMAX Dome Theater

d. AMC & Century Movie Theaters

11. Television & Radio

12. Newspapers & Magazines


13. Recreational Parks & Gardens

a. Villa Montalvo

b. Hakone gardens

c. Shoreline Park

d. Stevens Creek County Park

e. Rancho San Antonio County Park

f. Vasona Lake County Park

g. Sanborm-Skyline County Park

h. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

i. Japanese Friendship Garden

j. San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

k. Hidden Villa

l. Filoli

14. Amusement Parks

a. California’s Great America

b.. 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!

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.

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