Welcome to The Golden State!
? Nickname: The Golden State ? Date of Statehood:1850 ? Capital: Sacramento ? Largest city: Los Angeles ? Official language: English
? Population: 38,041,430 on July 1, 2012
Nickname: The Golden State State flower：Golden Poppy State bird： California Valley Quail State tree： California Redwood Motto ：I have found it
California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. Nicknamed "The Golden State," it is the most populous and thirdlargest state by land area, after Alaska and Texas. ? California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast to the west, to the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the east, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast and to the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests of the northwest. ? Its five largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, and Fresno. ?
In 1821, Alta California became a part of Mexico . following its successful war for independence
Western areas of Alta California became the state of California, which was admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850.
? Settled by successive waves of arrivals during the last 10,000 years, California was one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in preColumbian North America.
California's climate varies from Mediterranean to subarctic.
Much of the state has a Mediterranean climate, with cool, rainy winters and dry summers. The cool California Current offshore often creates summer fog near the coast. Further inland, one encounters colder winters and hotter summers.
? California is one of the richest and most diverse parts of the world, and includes some of the most endangered ecological communities. California is part of the Nearctice cozone and spans a number of terrestrial ecoregions . ? California's large number of endemic species includes relict species, which have died out elsewhere, such as the Catalina Ironwood .Many other endemics originated through differentiation or adaptive radiation, whereby multiple species develop from a common ancestor to take advantage of diverse ecological conditions such as the California lilac (Ceanothus). Many California endemics have become endangered, as urbanization, logging, overgrazing, and the introduction of exotic species have encroached on their habitat.
California Beef Noodles
California is the capital of the wine
the creative salad of Ecological restaurant in Los Angeles
Deng Ji, crab
Cultural festivals exclusive to California
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
Carmel Tomato Fest
some traditions of other state
Kamehameha day celebration（ On June 10）
Two important activities of Holiday are respectively kamehameha competition and joy competition. Joy competition focus on ohana (family)and is a race of Hawaiian music, dancing and chanting. Kamehameha competition is between men in traditional Hawaiian samurai etiquette, duration and self-improvement of the game
The next is something exciting
---basketball and movie culture
? Hollywood is a famous district in Los Angeles, California, United States situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles.2 Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema. Today, much of the movie industry has dispersed into surrounding areas such as the Westside neighborhood,3 and the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, but significant auxiliary industries, such as editing, effects, props, post-production, and lighting companies remain in Hollywood, as does the backlot of Paramount Pictures.今天，大部分 的电影工业分散到周边地区如西城街道，和圣费 尔南多及圣克拉拉山谷.
Now I will show you some classic films of Hollywood .
Vivien Leigh Elizabeth Taylor
? Disney Park ( in English: Disneyland, full name is Disneyland Park ), is located in the United States California Anaheim ( Anaheim ) theme park. By Walt Disney singlehandedly founded the Disney park by the Walt Disney Company ( The Walt Disney Company ) was founded and operating a series of theme park and resort in the first, from the centre of Losangeles has about 20 minute drive ( highway ). Today, in addition to the California Disneyland in Losangeles, also built the Orlando Disney Park, Paris Disney Disneyland theme parks.
? Disney Losangeles County Park
Disney park is located in the United States of Losangeles County in California Losangeles county ( Los Angeles County ) Anaheim, Disney Park, by the architect John pierce spent 3 years of meticulous construction completed. Is the world's first Disney theme park, opened in July 17, 1955. Distance Losangeles downtown 43.5 kilometers, covers an area of 64.7 hectares. When completed, this super park at a cost of $17000000, every needs 2500 workers to maintain, is expected to attract 5000000 visitors a year can be. Was the world's idea of the most sophisticated amusement park. The park has a total of five regions: Adventures in the world, the western frontier, the fairy tale world, toy kingdom and the future of the world, and constantly update. Adults and children alike enjoy the park, it drawing millions of visitors every year to come here. 1967 ( Disney died a year ), to start the construction of the Disneyland in the East Coast 's sister Park, Florida Orlando Disney World wall. Walt Disney in the Swiss mountains as a blueprint for the design of" paradise" mountain first Disneyland" Disneyland" at night, so that visitors and fairy tales of Alice into the dream world Disney Donald Duck and the world children's temple. Losangeles Disneyland Disney in the stars at night In order to meet its opening 50 anniversary celebration. From 2005 May, Disneyland for 18 months is known as "the world the Happiest Celebration", Disneyland of Hongkong 's opening ceremony was one of the ring. Disneyland of Losangeles in this period, there will be a new design of floats and parade extravaganza, and after the renovation of the indoor" Space Mountain" also will be unveiled.
1932Olympic Games and 1982 Olympic Games were held in LA
Los Angeles Dodgers LA dodgers has won the National Champion 6 times
LA Lakers： Lakers is the most famous team in NBA. L.A. Lakers has won the final champion 16 times
Los Angeles Sparks
Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Clippers）
Los Angeles Sparks
There are some famous star
Kobe Bryant Angelina Jolie Tom Cruise
Nicole Mary Kidman