This combined total of housing and transportation signifies 59 percent of the Bay Area's median household income, conveying the extreme costs of living. Non- language newspapers include several -language papers such as , the largest in the Bay Area by circulation, and El Mundo, a free -language weekly distributed by the Mercury News. The Bay Area is also home to hundreds of ensembles, from community choirs to professional , such as the , , , and the. We attempt to update any changes as they are reported to us. The live '80s cover band are The Spazmatics. Furthermore, the North Bay is a major player in the country's and wine industry. Companies like and managed to weather the crash however, and following the industry's return to normalcy, their market value increased significantly.
There is also a significant diversity of present in the bay. A study by indicates that in 2009, 4. California States Association of Counties. By the turn of the millennium, , the largest ethnic group in the United States, were only half of the population in the Bay Area as immigration among minority groups accelerated. The Bay Area was host to the.
The Spazmatics are regularly featured at top nightclubs and perform for many of the highest level private events in the United States, including a performance at the White House for President George W. Politics in the Bay Area is widely regarded as one of the most in and in the. The Bay Area was also the center of contentious protests concerning racial and economic inequality. The region is also known for the complexity of its landforms, the result of millions of years of movements. It is ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States and operates the , which is the highest-ranked hospital in California. The unprecedented influx of new arrivals spread the nascent government authorities thin, and the military was unable to prevent desertions.
The climate is temperate and generally very mild, and is ideal for outdoor recreational and athletic activities such as hiking. Government in the San Francisco Bay Area consists of multiple actors, including 101 city and nine county governments, a dozen regional agencies, and a large number of single-purpose such as and. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. The three major ridge structures in the Bay Area, part of the , are all roughly parallel to the major. Roughly coinciding with the borders of San Mateo county, it also includes the northwestern Santa Clara county cities of , , and. The , once the cornerstone of 's media empire and the home of , declined in circulation over the years and now takes the form of a free daily tabloid, under new ownership.
Because rain is rare in the San Francisco Bay Area during this time, the surrounding hills quickly become dry and golden-hued in grassy areas. Since then, the Bay Area has experienced numerous political, cultural and artistic movements, developing unique local genres in music and art and establishing itself as a hotbed of. An alternative public educational setting is offered by , which may be established with a renewable charter of up to five years by third parties. The Bay Area is served by a variety of rail transit systems, with services provided by , , , , , , and displayed here. Pixar, based in , produced the first fully , , with software it designed in-house and whose computer animation films have since garnered 26 and critical acclaim.
The same location during the summer months. In addition, there is a sizable community of in Santa Clara county, where San Jose is located. Asian Americans also constitute a majority in , , , and significant populations in , , , , , , and. The greater Bay Area contains the three principal north-south highways in California: , , and. Although the occurred some 20,000 years ago, when the first Asians crossed the into , the earliest archaeological evidence of human habitation of the Bay Area dates to around 3,000 along the shores of the bay, with evidence pointing to even earlier settlement in in.
The first institution of higher education in the Bay Area, , was founded by in 1851, who also founded the in 1855. During the and subsequent , not a single San Francisco-based bank failed, while the region attempted to spur job growth by simultaneously undertaking two large infrastructure projects: construction of the , which would connect San Francisco with , and the , which would connect San Francisco with Oakland and the East Bay. Among the top twenty high schools in California include in San Francisco, in , the in San Jose, in , in Oakland, in , and in. The largest manufacturers include , , , , and. Two of the largest earthquakes in recent history were the and the.
Cain knows how to make that guitar wail, cry and soar. See also: Throughout its recent history, the Bay Area has been home to several musical movements that left lasting influences on the genres they affected. Later, the Bay Area art movement would be heavily influenced by the , and art produced during this time reflected the political environment. In addition to city and county governments, a variety of agencies and districts are also involved in the governance of the Bay Area. Cities with the lowest rate of violent crime include the Peninsula cities of and , East Bay cities of and , and South Bay cities of and. During this time, the Bay Area was the center of the : in 2004, San Francisco began issuing , a first in the United States, and four years later, a majority of voters in the Bay Area rejected California , which sought to constitutionally restrict marriage to opposite-sex couples but ultimately passed statewide. Aquatic mammals are also present in the bay.