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- 99 Miles from LA
- An Orange Grove in California
- Apple Valley Romance
- At the Panama Pacific Fair
- Avalon Town
- The Bells of Avalon
- California and You
- California has its Faults.
- California, Here I Come
- California Moon
- California Rose
- California Nights
- California Skies
- California Sunshine
- California Tan
- Catalina is Calling Me
- City of Dreams
- Coronado Nights
- Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
- Down Among the Sheltering Palms
- Golden Gate Open for Me
- Good-Bye California
- Hello, Frisco!
- Hello, Los Angeles
- Here in California
- Hollywood Nights
- Hollywood Party
- I Lost My Heart in Monterey
- I Love L.A.
- I'm Going to California
- In a Pasadena Garden
- In the Heart of the Sierra Nevada
- I've Been Kissed in San Francisco
- LA Story
- L.A. Sunshine
- Meanwhile, Back in L.A.
- My San Diego Home
- On the Road to California
- Palm Springs
- Route 66
- The San Diego Waltz
- San Francisco Days
- Sausalito Sunshine
- Shores of Old California
- Somewhere in California
- Sunny California
- Sunset Strip
- The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
- There's Something New in San Berdoo
- Ventura Highway
- When the swallows come back to Capistrano
- Yosemite Echoes
- Yosemite, God's Wonderland
- As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to observe the future. (Alison Lurie)
- California has a beautiful coastline. It can be a rough coastline. The waves are huge. The rocks are steep. Same thing in Vancouver. It has a beautiful coastline. It's dramatic. (Jennifer Granholm)
- California is a fine place to live--if you happen to be an orange. (Fred Allen)
- Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them. (Brian Ferneyhough)
- Everything is just better in California--the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful. (Beth Anderson)
- I will embrace the first opportunity to get to California and it is altogether probable that when once there I shall never again leave it. (George Stoneman)
- Still in bloom, California flowers dance to winter song. (Victor P. Gendrano)
- To be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars.
- Nicknames: The Golden State; The El Dorado State; The Land of Milk and Honey; The Grape state
- Slogan: Find Yourself Here
- Motto: Eureka (I have found it!--this alludes to the discovery of gold)
- Song: I Love You, California
- Dance: West Coast Swing
- Folk Dance: Square Dance
- Colors: Blue and Gold
- Animal: California Grizzly Bear
- Marine Mammal: California Gray Whale
- Bird: California Valley Quail
- Fish: Golden Trout
- Marine Fish: Garibaldi
- Reptile: Desert Tortoise
- Insect: California Dogface Butterfly
- Tree: California Redwood and Giant Sequoia (some giant redwoods in Sequoia National Park are more than 2,000 years old)
- Flower: Golden Poppy
- Fossil: Sabre-Toothed Cat
- Gemstone: Blue Diamond (Benitoite)
- Mineral: Gold
- Rock: Serpentine
- Pro Sports Teams: Anaheim Angels, LA Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants (baseball); Golden State Warriors, LA Clippers, LA Lakers, and Sacramento Kings (men's basketball); San Jose Raiders (women's basketball); Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and San Francisco 49ers (football); Anaheim Mighty Ducks, LA Kings, and San Jose Sharks (hockey)
Facts About California
- Capital: Sacramento
- Residents: Californians
- State Name Origin: named after an island paradise described in a 16th century Spanish novel
- Admitted to Statehood: 9 Sep 1850
- Order of Admission: 31st state
- Coastline/Shoreline: 840/3,427 miles
- Length: 770 miles
- Width: 250 miles
- Area: 163,696 square miles
- Size Rank: 3
- Number of Counties: 58
- Streams and Rivers: 211,513 miles
- Geographic Center: 38 miles E of Madera
- Mean Elevation: 2,900 feet
- Highest Point: Mt. Whitney, 14,494 feet (highest peak in the contiguous 48 states)
- The highest and lowest points in the continental United States are within 100 miles of one another
- Lowest Point: Bad Water in Death Valley, 282 feet below sea level (lowest point in the US)
- Agricultural Products: milk, cattle, turkeys (more than any other state), fruit, vegetables, avocados (more than any other state), grapes (over 300,000 tons annually), wine (more than seventeen million gallons annually)
- Commercial Products: transportation and industrial equipment, oil, natural gas, motion pictures, biotechnology research
- Average Annual Rainfall: 17.3 inches
- Average Winter Low Temperature: 14 degrees
- Record Low Temperature: -45 degrees (20 Jan 1937 Boca)
- Average Summer High Temperature: 92 degrees
- Record High Temperature: 134 degrees (10 Jul 1913 Death Valley--the hottest, driest place in the US)
- Official Language: English
- More information about California
I love You California
(words by F. B. Silverwood, music by A. F. Frankenstein)
I love you, California, you're the greatest state of all
I love you in the winter, summer, spring, and in the fall.
I love your fertile valleys; your dear mountains I adore,
I love your grand old ocean and I love her rugged shore.
I love your redwood forests--love your fields of yellow grain,
I love your summer breezes, and I love your winter rain,
I love you, land of flowers; land of honey, fruit and wine,
I love you, California; you have won this heart of mine.
I love your old gray Missions--love your vineyards stretching far,
I love you, California, with your Golden Gate ajar,
I love your purple sunsets, love your skies of azure blue,
I love you, California; I just can't help loving you.
I love you, Catalina--you are very dear to me,
I love you, Tamalpais, and I love Yosemite,
I love you, Land of Sunshine, half your beauties are untold,
I loved you in my childhood, and I'll love you when I'm old.
When the snow crowned Golden Sierras
Keep their watch o'er the valleys bloom.
It is there I would be in our land by the sea,
Ev'ry breeze bearing rich perfume,
It is here nature gives of her rarest,
It is Home Sweet Home to me.
And I know when I die I shall breathe my last sigh
For my sunny California.
If You're going to San Francisco
If you're going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you're going to San Francisco
You're gonna meet some gentle people there
Items of Interest
- More people live in California than in any other state
- In 1925 a 300 feet high giant sequoia located in California's Kings Canyon National Park was named the nation's national Christmas tree.
- Caswell Memorial State Park (near Manteca) is the only place you will see the riparian brush rabbit.
- The largest three-day rodeo in the United States is held on the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.
- The California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, is the largest museum of its kind in North America.
- Totaling nearly three million acres, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the country.
- Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge contains the largest winter population of bald eagles in the continental United States.
- The Hollywood Bowl is the world's largest outdoor amphitheater.
- The first motion picture theater opened in Los Angeles on April 2, 1902.
- Inyo National Forest is home to the bristle cone pine, the oldest living species. Some of the trees are thought to be over 4,600 years old.
- Sequoia National Park contains the largest living tree. Its trunk is 102 feet in circumference.
- San Francisco Bay is considered the world's largest landlocked harbor.
- California has the largest economy in the states of the union. It was the first state to ever reach a trillion dollar economy in gross state product. Compared by itself to other countries, it would rank the 7th largest economy in the world.
- It is estimated there are approximately 500,000 detectable seismic tremors in California annually.
Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.
- Marcus Allen (1960-) - football player (San Diego)
- Luis Walter Alverez - inventor (San Francisco)
- Gertrude Atherton - author (San Francisco)
- Jack Benny - comedian (buried in Culver City)
- Shirley Temple Black (1928- ) - child actress, US ambassador to the United Nations (Santa Monica)
- David Belasco - playwright, producer (San Francisco)
- Robert Bower (1936- ) - inventor (Santa Monica)
- Dave Brubeck - musician (Concord)
- Julia Child - chef (Pasadena)
- Richard Dana (1851-1882) - author (wrote Two Years Before the Mast, Dana Point was named after him)
- Leonardo DiCaprio - actor (Hollywood)
- Joe DiMaggio (1914-1999) - baseball player, won three MVP awards (Martinez)
- Walt Disney (1901-1966) - cartoonist, animator, producer (Hollywood)
- James H. Doolittle (1896-1993) - Air force general (Alameda)
- Isadora Duncan - dancer (San Francisco)
- Percy Faith - entertainer (buried in Culver City)
- John Fremont - explorer (San Francisco)
- Robert Frost (1874-1963) - poet laureate of the U.S., won a Pulitzer Prize four times (San Francisco)
- Jerry Garcia - guitarist, singer (San Francisco)
- Charles P. Ginsburg - inventor (San Francisco)
- Richard Pancho Gonzales - tennis player (Los Angeles)
- Jeff Gordon - race car driver (Vallejo)
- Zane Grey - author (lived much of his later life in Avalon)
- William Randolph Hearst - publisher (San Francisco)
- Mariel Hemingway - actress (Mill Valley)
- Sidney Howard - playwright (Oakland)
- George Jessel - entertainer (buried in Culver City)
- Al Jolson - entertainer (buried in Culver City)
- Anthony M. Kennedy - supreme court justice (Sacramento)
- Jack London (1876-1916) - author, wrote Call of the Wild (San Francisco)
- George Lucas (1944- ) - filmmaker best known for the Star Wars series (Modesto)
- Theodore Harold Maiman - inventor (Los Angeles)
- Mark McGwire - baseball player (Pomona)
- Aimee Semple McPherson - evangelist (Ontario)
- Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) - actress (Los Angeles)
- Dominique Moreanir - gymnist (Hollywood)
- John Muir - naturalist, founder of the Sierra Club
- Emma Nevada - opera singer (Alpha)
- Richard Milhouse Nixon (1913-1994) - 37th U.S. president (Yorba Linda)
- Isamu Noguchi - sculptor (Los Angeles)
- George S. Patton, Jr. (1845-1945) - general in WWII (San Gabriel)
- Otis Redding - singer, song writer (wrote his last song and greatest hit, The Dock of the Bay, while on a houseboat in Sausalito
- Robert Redford - actor (Santa Monica)
- Sally K. Ride (1951- ) - astronaut, first American woman in space (Los Angeles)
- William Saroyan - author (Fresno)
- Lincoln Steffens - journalist, author (San Francisco)
- John Steinbeck (1902-1968) - author (Salinas)
- Adlai Stevenson - statesman (Los Angeles)
- Michael Tilson Thomas - conductor (Hollywood)
- Earl Warren - Supreme Court Justice (Los Angeles)
- Serena and Venus Williams - tennis players (Lynwood)
- Myra Wilson - actress (Burbank)
- Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (1975- ) - golfer (Cypress)
The California State Flag
The California State Flag was adopted in 1911. The design is based on the original Bear Flag raised over Sonoma in 1846 by a group of American settlers in revolt against Mexican rule. The flag was designed by William Todd on a piece of unbleached cotton. The star imitated the lone star of TX. The grizzly bear represented the numerous bears seen in CA. The words, "California Republic", placed beneath the star and bear represented the pioneer spirit of the early settlers.
It Has to Be California!
- Both you AND your dog have therapists.
- Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in the U.S.
- The guy at Starbucks wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney really IS George Clooney.
- If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license. If you're here illegally, they want to give you one.
- Instead of your newspaper arriving in a plastic bag on rainy days, it's gift wrapped.
- It's barely sprinkling and there's a report on every news station: "STORM WATCH."
- A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.
- Shake-N-Bake has a whole new meaning!
- Someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
- The Terminator is your governor.
- Thanks to modern medicine, the senior citizens look younger than you do!
- The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
- The high school quarterback calls a time-out to answer his cell phone.
- You can't remember...is pot illegal?
- You drive to your neighborhood block party.
- You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee beans are grown, and you can taste the difference.
- You know how to eat an artichoke.
- You make over $250,000 a year and you still can't afford to buy a house.
- You pass an elementary school playground and the children are all busy with their cell phones or pagers.
- Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
- Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring, and is named Flower.
- Your coworker has eight body piercings and none are visible.
- Your plumber can't make it today because he has an audition for a movie role.
Driving in California
Real answers received on the California Department of Transportation's driving school exams:
- Q: Do you yield when a blind pedestrian is crossing the road?
- A: What for? He can't see my license plate.
- Q: Who has the right of way when four cars approach a four-way stop at the same time?
- A: The pick up with the gun rack and the bumper sticker saying, "Guns don't kill people. I do."
- Q: When driving through fog, what should you use?
- A: Your car.
- Q: What problems would you face if you were arrested for drunk driving?
- A: I'd probably lose my buzz a lot faster.
- Q: What changes would occur in your lifestyle if you could no longer drive lawfully?
- A: I would be forced to drive unlawfully.
- Q: What are some points to remember when passing or being passed?
- A: Make eye contact and wave "hello" if s/he is cute.
- Q: What is the difference between a flashing red traffic light and a flashing yellow traffic light?
- A: The color.
- Q: How do you deal with heavy traffic?
- A: Heavy psychedelics.
- Q: What can you do to help ease a heavy traffic problem?
- A: Carry loaded weapons.
Life in Southern California
A Highway Patrolman pulled a car over and told the driver that because he had been wearing his seat belt, he had just won $5,000 in the statewide safety competition. "What are you going to do with the money?" asked the policeman.
"Well, I guess I'm going to get a driver's license," he answered.
"Oh, don't listen to him," yelled a woman in the passenger seat. "He's a smart aleck when he's drunk."
This woke up the guy in the back seat who took one look at the cop and moaned," I knew we wouldn't get far in a stolen car."
At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a voice said, in Spanish, "Are we over the border yet?"
Diary of a Relocated Californian:
December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our hot chocolate and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!
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December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Can there be a more lovely place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea I've ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life .
December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry, we'll definitely have a White Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man I'm glad he's our neighbor.
December 14: Snow, lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.
December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and two extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.
December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my rear on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like crazy. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.
December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for five hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. Boy do I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.
December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the nasty stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. Blasted snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.
December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because thirteen more inches of that white mess fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to use the bathroom. By the time I got undressed, went and dressed again I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the jerk is lying.
December 23: Only 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.
December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, l broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the guy who drives that snowplow, I'll drag him through the snow by his fingernails. I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for the snowplow.
December 25: Merry Christmas. Twenty more inches of the messy slop tonight. Snowed in! The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. Gee, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to scream.
December 26: Still snowed in. Why the heck did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.
December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.
December 28: Warmed up to above zero. Still snowed in. That woman is driving me crazy!!!!!
December 29: Ten more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?
December 30: Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars. The wife went home to her mother. Another 9" predicted.
January 2: Weatherman says it's the warmest winter they have ever had, but looks like a cold streak is coming.
January 4: Set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.
January 8: I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
Songs about California
- Ain't No California - Mel Tillis (1978)
- All the Gold in California - The Gatlin Brothers (1979)
- Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues) - Rodney Dillard (1990)
- California - Debby Boone (1977)
- California Blue - Roy Orbison (1989)
- California Callin' - Bill Wence (2001)
- California Day - New Riders of the Purple Sage (1972)
- California Dreamin' - Mamas and Papas (1966)
- California Fish Fry - Alan Barnes All Stars (2004)
- California Flood - Tony Furtado (2007)
- California Girl and the Tennessee Square - Glaser Brothers (1969)
- California Girls - Beach Boys (1965)
- California, Here I Come - Freddy Cannon (1960)
- California Man - The Move (1972)
- California Nights - Lesley Gore (1967)
- California Rose - Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (1966)
- California Rumba - Bandidos De Amor (2001)
- California Soul - The Fifth Dimension (1969)
- California Stars - Jeff Tweedy (1997)
- California Suite - Mel Torme (1949)
- California Sun - The Crickets (1964)
- California Sunshine - Rusty Draper (1968)
- California Tan - Spider Virus (1997)
- California Uptight Band - Flatt and Scruggs (1967)
- Connecticut Yankee in California - Joey Latimer (2005)
- Friend in California, A - Merle Haggard (1986)
- Going Back to California - Steve Young (1993)
- Going to California - Danny Shirley (1987)
- Gotta Get to Oklahoma 'Cause California's Gettin' to Me - The Hagers (1969)
- Heads Carolina, Tails California - Jo Dee Messina (1996)
- Here in California - Lucinda Williams (1998)
- Hotel California - Eagles (1977)
- How Are Things in California? - Nancy Sinatra (1970)
- I Remember California - REM (1988)
- It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond (1972)
- Kind of Like California - Kris Tyler (1998)
- Kinfolks in California - Steve Kaufman (2007)
- On the Road to California - Len Nash (1929)
- Out in California - Tom Russell (1995)
- Railroad Trestle in California, A - Red Sovine (1969)
- Some Old California Memory - Henson Cargill (1973)
- Something's Wrong in California - Waylon Jennings (1969)
- Somewhere in California - Michael Harter (2002)
- Southern California - George Jones and Tammy Wynette (1977)
- Southern California Drive, A - Chris Darrow (1982)
- Sunny California - Mary McCaslin (1979)
- Travelin' to California - Albert King (1961)
- Who Do You Know in California? - Eddy Raven (1981)
- You Ain't Gonna Get to California - Paul Young (1973)
Songs about California Cities
- Balboa Blue - The Marketts (1962)
- Beautiful Downtown Burbank - Freddy 'Boom Boom' Cannon (1969)
- Big Sur - Thrills (2003)
- Glendale, California in the Summer of '63 - Rainwater and Cowdery (1981)
- Kern County Line - The Ventures (1970)
- Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
- Malibu Blues - The Super Stocks (1964)
- Pal in Palo Alto - Texas Jim Robertson (1944)
- Redondo Beach - The Super Stocks (1964)
- Roseville Fair - Nanci Griffith (1984)
- Salinas - Larry Hosford (2007)
- Price of San Jacinto - Reverend Horton Heat (1996)
- Do You Know the Way to San Jose? - Dionne Warwick (1968)
- Rose of the San Joaquin, The - Tom Russell (1995)
- 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) - The Four Preps (1958)
- Santa Monica Pier - Christine Lavin (1987)
- Santa Rosa Serenade - Don Edwards (2000)
- Union City Blue - Blondie (1979)
- Ventura Highway - America (1972)
Songs about Bakersfield
- Bar in Bakersfield, A - Merle Haggard (1990)
- Streets of Bakersfield - Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens (1988)
Songs about Hollywood
- Hey, Hollywood - Donovan Chapman (2004)
- Hollywood - Boz Scaggs (1977)
- Hollywood (Down on Your Luck) - Thin Lizzy (1982)
- Hollywood Dream - Thunderclap Newman (1970)
- Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger (1978)
- Hollywood Party - Dick Bush (1958)
- Hollywood Tease - Girl (1980)
- If Hollywood Don't Need You - Don Williams (1983)
Songs about Los Angeles
- 99 Miles From L.A. - Albert Hammond (1976)
- Coming into Los Angeles - Arlo Guthrie (1969)
- Country Boy, You've Got Your Feet in L.A. - Glen Campbell (1975)
- Drinking in L.A. - Bran Van 3000 (1999)
- From New York to L.A. - Patsy Gallant (1977)
- Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham - Larry Henley (1969)
- Honeymoon in Los Angeles - Loren Murrell (2008)
- I Love L.A. - Randy Newman (1983)
- Icicles in L.A. - Adam Lopez (2003)
- L.A. Angels - Jimmy Payne (1969)
- L.A. Freeway - Jesse Hunter (1994)
- L.A. Goodbye - The Ides of March (1971)
- L.A. International Airport - Susan Raye (1971)
- L.A. Sunshine - War (1973)
- L.A. Turnaround - Billie Jo Spears (1973)
- L.A. Woman - Billy Idol (1990)
- Letter to L.A. - Joe Ely (1987)
- Life Goes on in L.A. - Rick Monroe (1997)
- Long Way from L.A. - Canned Heat (1971)
- Meanwhile, Back in L.A. - Lenny Breau (1988)
- So Far Away from L.A. - The Anita Kerr Singers (1977)
- West L.A. Fadeaway - The Grateful Dead (1987)
Songs about Mendocino
- Mendocino - The Sir Douglas Quintet (1969)
- Mendocino County Line - Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack (2002)
Songs about Pasadena
- Little Old Lady from Pasadena, The - Jan and Dean (1962)
- Pasadena - Temperance Seven (1961)
Songs about Sacramento
- Sacramento - Gary Usher (1964)
- Sacramento, a Wonderful Town - Middle of the Road (1972)
Songs about San Bernardino
- San Bernardino - Christie (1970)
- San Bernardino Waltz - Mary McCaslin (1974)
Songs about San Diego
- Lonely Rainy Days in San Diego - Edwin Starr (1974)
- San Diego - Charlie Walker (1968)
- San Diego Serenade - Nanci Griffith (1991)
Songs about San Fernando
- My San Fernando Rose - Tex Williams (1950)
- San Fernando Valley - The King Sisters (1944)
Songs about San Francisco
- I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett (1962)
- If You're Going to San Francisco - Scott McKenzie (1967)
- Leavin' Memphis, Frisco Bound - Jesse Fuller (1955)
- Let's Go to San Francisco - Flowerpot Men (1967)
- San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon and the Animals (1967)
- San Francisco Bay - The Southcoasters (1962)
- San Francisco Bay Blues - Colin Hodgkinson (1999)
- San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie (1967)
- San Francisco is a Lonely Town - Ben Peters (1969)
- San Francisco Mabel Joy - Waylon Jennings (1973)
- San Francisco (You've Got Me) - Village People (1977)
- San Francisco Days - Chris Isaak (1993)
Songs about Santa Cruz
- Other Day (Near Santa Cruz), The - Leo Kottke (1991)
- Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far) - Thrills (2003)
Songs about Sausalito
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- Sausalito is the Place to Go - Ohio Express (1969)
- Sausalito Sunshine - Augie Meyers (2001)