San Diego is a major city in the U.S. UU. The Cuyamaca and Laguna mountains rise to the east of the city, and beyond the mountains there are desert areas. Cleveland National Forest is half an hour's drive from downtown San Diego.
Numerous farms are located in the valleys to the northeast and southeast of the city. There are several new skyscrapers under construction, including two that exceed 400 feet (122 m) in height. The areas of the city immediately adjacent to San Diego Bay (tides) are managed by the Port of San Diego, a quasi-governmental agency that owns all properties in the tides and is responsible for land use planning, surveillance, and similar functions.
San Diegois a member of the regional planning agency Association of Governments of San Diego (SANDAG).
Public schools within the city are managed and funded by independent school districts (see below). San Diego was the scene of San Diego's fight for freedom of expression in 1912, in which the city restricted expression, vigilantes brutalized and tortured anarchists, and the San Diego Police Department killed a member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Other public colleges and universities in the city include San Diego State University (SDSU) and the San Diego Community College District, which includes San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College and San Diego Miramar College. The city's private nonprofit colleges and universities include the University of San Diego (USD), Nazarene University of Point Loma (PLNU), the San Diego campus of the National University, the University of Redlands Business School campus in San Diego, the San Diego campus of Brandman University, the San Diego Diego Christian College and Juan Pablo el Grande Catholic University.
For-profit institutions include Alliant International University (AIU), California International Business University (CIBU), California College San Diego, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's San Diego, NewSchool of Architecture and Design, Platt College, Southern States University (SSU), UEI College and the satellite campus of the Woodbury University School of Architecture. There is a medical school in town, the UCSD School of Medicine. There are three ABA-accredited law schools in the city, including the Western California Law School, Thomas Jefferson Law School, and the University of San Diego Law School. There is also a law school, Western Sierra Law School, not accredited by the ABA.
San Diego is home to a major professional sports team, the San Diego Padres of MLB. The area was once home to the NFL Chargers and the NBA Clippers, but those teams moved to the greater Los Angeles area. San Diego has other higher-level professional teams, minor league teams, semi-professional and amateur teams, and college athletics teams. The San Diego TV market is limited to San Diego County only.
The Imperial Valley, including El Centro, is located in the television market of Yuma, Arizona, while neighboring Orange and Riverside counties are part of the Los Angeles market. Sometimes, in the past, an affiliate of the defunct network in the Imperial Valley was available on cable television from San Diego. City of San Diego Water Department Provides Residents with Water. The city receives most of its water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Gas and electric services are provided by San Diego Gas & Electric, a division of Sempra Energy. Because the car is the primary mode of transportation for more than 80 percent of residents, San Diego has a network of highways and highways. This includes Interstate 5, which extends south to Tijuana and north to Los Angeles; Interstate 8, which extends east to Imperial County and the Arizona Solar Corridor; Interstate 15, which runs northeast through the Inland Empire to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City; and Interstate 805, which runs northeast through the Inland Empire to Las Vegas and Salt Lake City; and Interstate 805, which is divides from I-5 near the Mexican coast border and merges with I-5 in the Sorrento Valley. Major state highways include SR 94, which connects downtown to I-805, I-15 and east of the county; SR 163, which connects downtown to the northeastern part of the city, intersects I-805 and merges with I-15 in Miramar; SR 52, which connects La Jolla to the east of the county via Santee and SR 125; SR 56, which connects I-5 to I-15 through Carmel Valley and Rancho Peñasquitos; SR 75, which extends across San Diego Bay like the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, and also passes south San Diego as Palm Avenue; and SR 905, which connects I-5 and I-805 to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.
With its great climate, miles of sandy beaches and major attractions, San Diego is known around the world as one of the best tourist destinations and a great place for residents to relax all year round. Torrey Pines Golf CourseMore Information Special Events & FilmingMore Information From neighborhoods and parks to streets and parking lots, find what you need in your community and report your concerns. View garbage collection scheduleMore information Incentives and programs are available to help launch, grow and expand your business, and support homeowners and contractors to get their jobs done. Business Tax CertificateLearn More Development Codes & RegulationsLearn More Ten Key Steps to Starting Your BusinessLearn More The San Diego Public Library is a popular destination connecting our diverse community with free educational and cultural resources that will enrich their lives.
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Below are the distances from San Diego to some cities in those markets. Buses, trains, highways, ferries, and trolleybuses make travel accessible and affordable for San Diego commuters. And the city is well connected to the rest of the country and the world through roads, rail, sea and air. The City of San Diego adheres to transit-oriented development guidelines to discourage urban sprawl and promote the creation of places for people instead of cars.
The guidelines call for the development of places that are designed to be pedestrian-friendly, connected to traffic, and have a combination of uses. The City works with local agencies to provide transportation systems for its residents and visitors. The bus and tram service, as well as its commuter train stations, in the city are served by the Metropolitan Transit System. San Diego Airport Authority operates San Diego International Airport and San Diego Bay maritime activities.
Recent regional transportation projects have sought to mitigate congestion, including improvements to local highways, expansion of the San Diego airport and doubling of cruise terminal capacity. The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art (MCASD) is located in La Jolla and has a branch located in Santa Fe Depot, downtown. Johnson in 1964, San Diego granted majorities to the six Republican presidential candidates from 1968 to 1988. At first, they had it easy, capturing major ports, including San Diego, but Californians in southern Alta California fought back. San Diego Bayfair World Series of Powerboat Racing, a family festival tradition for more than 40 years, reaches the finish line.
In the late 1860s, Alonzo Horton promoted a move to the Bay Area, which he called New Town and which became downtown San Diego. Also in the San Diego area are California State University, San Marcos of the NCAA Division II and the University of Santa Catalina of the NAIA, both located in San Marcos, and the San Diego Christian College of the NAIA, located in Santee. The Presidio and the San Diego de Alcalá Mission, founded in 1769, formed the first European settlement in what is now California. San Diego's economy evolves mainly are military, tourism, research and manufacturing, and biotechnology.
In 1821, San Diego became part of the newly declared Mexican Empire, which was reformed as the First Mexican Republic two years later. The northeasternmost part of the city encompasses Lake Hodges and the San Pasqual Valley, which is home to an agricultural reserve. Since then, San Diego has become a center of the emerging biotech industry and is home to telecom giant Qualcomm. In East San Diego County, the terrain ranges from gentle foothills to mile-high mountains and the historic mining town Julian, to the 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, offering nature-conscious visitors endless opportunities to hike, camp, fish, observe the wildlife and much more.