California Public Records

Understandably the most populous state in the nation with its moderate weather and scenic coastline, California is located on the western coast of the United States and ranks third in terms of size by land area. It measures approximately 250 miles in width by 770 miles in length and it is comprised of 4.7% water. The most populous city is none other than Los Angeles, and the state capital is Sacramento. California was admitted as the 31st state in the Union on September 9, 1850. California enjoys one of the most temperate climates in the country, though it varies somewhat by region. Southern California mostly experiences hot summers with mild winters, while the northwestern regions are temperate year long. The Central Valley has more of Mediterranean climate, while the eastern areas have a desert feel with hot summers and cold winters. There is no doubt that the state of California is most well-known for being the entertainment capital of the world, home to Hollywood and a plethora of rich and famous residents. Tourism is also one of the state's major industries, as people visit from all over the world to experience theme parks such as Disneyland and Universal Studios, as well as popular points of interest including the state's wide expanse of beaches and coastline. Silicon Valley is the computer and software capital of the nation, home to technology giants such as Google, Facebook and Hewlett Packard.

Nicknames : Golden State

Capitol : Sacramento

Largest City (by population) : Los Angeles

Largest City (by area) : Los Angeles

Largest County (by population) : Los Angeles County

Total Area (square miles) : 163694

Admitted to Union : September 9, 1850

Time Zone : Pacific

State Flower : California Poppy

State Tree : Coast Redwood, Giant Sequoia

State Bird : California Quail

Major Industries : trade, transportation, utilities, government, technology

Major Companies : Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, McKesson, Wells Fargo, Walt Disney Company

  • There are more millionaires in the state of California than in any other state in the nation.
  • California is the nation's largest user of energy, though per capita energy usage is one of the smallest of any state due to the temperate climate.
  • Alpine County is one of the smallest counties in the state. It has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks or traffic lights.
  • By area, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the country, with nearly three million acres.
  • The Hollywood Bowl is the world's largest amphitheater.

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my name is Michael wood my case number 15UN0800.i want to know what day the sherrifs or deputies would have landlord was at my door.the entire time I rented from him.i lost because he imtimidated my on the morning of july 19th .the landlord came to my door and said the sheriffs are outside.i belive I find out that they don't do evictions on the weekend.
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I need a copy of my name change decree , with the SEAL .. I don't have the case number since it was from 1994.. help me please..
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I had a name change in 1994 and I need to get the name change decree with the SEAL on it. I only have a copy.. I don't have the CASE number since is was so long ago .. I called the Pomona Superior court and was redirected to contact the superior court in L.A. I just need a copy so I can get my DL in arizona.. they won't accept a copy .. thanks.. please help ..
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I Need A Cop OF My Divorce Judgement , Can I Have My Sister Go To The Recorder Office And Pick It Up For Me? Or Do I Have To Get It Myself?
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I would like a copy of Jack Walton Crosby and Clara Mae Swartz Crosby's Divorce. I think it would be about 1958-1961 time frame. Also is there a record of Jack being committed to Vacaville Prison for the Criminally Insane? If there are records, could I order a copy, informational only. I am helping my sister-in-law in her Ancestry search. Thank you, Virginia Frances Barker
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Looking for property records violet l. Churchill bill.of sale #19688 to Thomas Oakley Taft Calif Oct16,1931volume 145 of official records page 460 Kern county
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i need an official copy of my divorce in contra costa county in 1984. Where do I start ? Petitioner allen j hayes respondent linda c thode
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