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Former San Jose swim coach to be arraigned on additional sex abuse ... - San Jose Mercury News
By Linda Goldston San Jose swim coach, Andrew King, 61, makes a Santa Clara County Superior Court appearance on June 4, 2009. King faces charges for allegedly having inappropriate relations and committing lewd acts with children dating back to the late...
Alaska Airlines to launch flights from San Jose to Austin - San Jose Mercury News
By Steve Johnson In response to American Airlines' announcement last week that it will discontinue its "nerd bird" flights from San Jose to Austin on Aug. 25, Alaska Airlines said Monday it will begin providing daily service from San Jose to Austin on...
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San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed said Oakland A's co-owner Lew Wolff wants the issue of territorial rights resolved before San Jose asks voters to approve bringing the team to town. The San Francisco Giants own Major League Baseball territorial rights to the...
Amid Brown Act claim, San Jose planning commissioners to retake ... - San Jose Mercury News
By Denis C. Theriault San Jose's planning commissioners Wednesday will formally rescind and retake last month's vote naming Thang Do as the panel's new chairman, following a complaint that the votes for his selection were illegally lined up ahead of...
San Jose's cable-access television is democratic, creative, a wee ... - San Jose Mercury News
By Bruce Newman A portrait of CreaTV San Jose Production and Operations Manager Danny McGuire, left, and Executive Director Suzanne St. John-Crane in the studio at the non-profit's San Jose studio. CreaTV San Jose runs public access Channel 15 on...
Bouncing their way to San Jose - Roseville Press Tribune
24 in San Jose, 41 young athletes from Ron and Susan Jacobson's American Powerhouse gym in Rocklin will make a trip to the national stage. Kids from Roseville, Granite Bay and the surrounding Placer County area are headed to the USA Gymnastics National...
Tesla locks up $465 million in federal loans, will build battery ... - San Jose Mercury News
"Tesla's success is our success," said Nanci Klein of San Jose's Office of Economic Development. And Tesla's decision to spend some of that money to open a $100 million advanced battery and powertrain manufacturing facility in the Bay Area — whose...
PETA Says San Jose is Too Fat - 1590 KLIV Silicon Valley News
SAN JOSE -- The girls from PETA have a message for San Jose; lighten up. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had women wearing leafy green bikinis camped out across from City Hall today handing out free vegetarian hot dogs at lunch time....
San Jose police seek possible rape victims of Vagos Motorcycle Club... - San Jose Mercury News
Three reported members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club are behind bars on suspicion of gang raping a woman in their North San Jose clubhouse last month, and detectives are asking if other women have been similarly attacked. Charged with multiple counts of...

City of San Jose del Monte

Official seal of City of San Jose del Monte

City of San Jose del Monte Filipino: (Lungsod ng San Jose del Monte) is a 1st class urban component city in the province of Bulacan, Philippines. It is bordered by Caloocan City and Quezon City, both in Metro Manila, in the south; by Rodriguez, Rizal in the east; Santa Maria and Marilao, both of Bulacan, in the west and Norzagaray, Bulacan in the north. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 439,090 inhabitants.

San Jose del Monte has experienced serious economic development, evidenced by the presence of major commercial banks, fast food chain outlets, real estates, and wide coverage of landline and cellular phone services.

It has its own representative to the House of Representative (Hon. Congressman Arthur B. Robes) having been separated from the fourth district of Bulacan in 2004.

The Most Business Friendly City the City of San Jose del Monte bested other cities in the Most Business Friendly City category North Luzon Area.

Former City Mayor Angelito "Lito" M. Sarmiento (2004-2007) ecstatically received the awards together with City officers. The City of San Jose del Monte won the Most Business Friendly City Award. The LGUs are chosen for achieving a continuous improvement of services in their areas, benefiting both the business community and the citizenry.

On September 4, 2007, Mayor Eduardo V. Roquero M.D. announced that a “super city” will rise (following the construction of the US$ 1.23-billion "Metro Rail Transit 7 MRT" in the next 3 years) at the 200-hectare lot in Tungkong Mangga, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan where the first intermodal terminal will be constructed (the last terminal of the 20.7-kilometer MRT-7 line from SM City North EDSA in Quezon City, MRT-3 north). Universal Light Rail Transit Corp. (Manila Metro Rail Transit System) will start constructing MRT-7 by late 2009 or early 2010 and will be completed by around 2013. The 40-kilometers Circumferential Road 6 (C-6) will also start and branch out to the North Luzon Expressway between its Malolos and Marilao segments and after passing it, will pass until it reaches Cavite City. At least 20,000 workers from San Jose del Monte and nearby towns will be employed due to MRT-7 Project. The City Government is now building up its manpower base thru skills training being conducted by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

The MRT 7 proposal is a combined 45-km of road and rail transportation project from Bocaue exit North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to MRT3 at North Avenue-EDSA. The 22-km, 6-lane asphalt road will connect the NLEX to the major transportation hub development in Tala, San Jose del Monte. The 23-km mostly elevated MRT starts from Tala and ends at the integrated MRT 3/MRT7 station at EDSA.

The construction period is expected to last 3-1/2 years. The Proponent will operate and manage the system on behalf of the government over 25 years while gradually transferring ownership of the system to government in proportion to payments of annual capacity fees.

The Project is estimated to cost US$ 1.235 Billion, including interest during construction. Project cost will be financed by a combination of debt (75%) and equity (25%).

With the continuous expansion of Metro Manila, the city is now included in Manila built up area which reaches San Ildefonso in its Northernmost part.

Sto. Rosario Sapang Palay College (formerly Assumption Sapang Palay College) is a Catholic school whose rector is appointed by the bishop of the Diocese of Malolos. The city is also the home for two Catholic congregational schools: Siena College (under the Dominican order) and Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Bulacan (under the Franciscan order), both are administered by nuns.

The Bulacan State University Sarmiento Campus, was established in 1998. Former Congressman Angelito "Lito" M. Sarmiento donated a 2-hectare lot in Kaypian, San Jose del Monte, Bulacan to the Bulacan State University that shall serve as an extension campus of the University. In June of the same year, BSU-SJDM opened its extension classes at the Sarmiento Garments bldg. In Poblacion. Through the act of generosity, BSU-SJDM was named after the Sarmientos, BSU-Sarmiento Campus. This endeavor, further enhanced a vision in the making, an institution that would offer quality education geared towards the vision of the University.

The city is serviced by various bus routes going to and from, among others, Sapang Palay, Baclaran district in Pasay City, Muntinlupa (Alabang), Makati City, Quiapo and Sta. Cruz districts in Manila, Novaliches district in Quezon City and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA. Various jeepney routes also ply the roads between the city and neighboring cities and towns in Metro Manila and Bulacan province.

San Jose del Monte's road network has a total length of 211.43 km. (except the BRMCREx). The following are the main arteries of San Jose del Monte's road network which link the 59 barangays with Metro Manila and the rest of Bulacan.

The bulk of water requirement of the city is being served by the San Jose del Monte City Water District while some subdivisions have their own independent water supply system.

Landline telephone systems are being provided by the Digitel, PLDT, BayanTel and Globelines.

Mobile telephone services are provided by Smart, Globe Telecom, Red MobileFor 3G Phones Only & Sun Cellular.

Like other cities in the Philippines, City of San Jose del Monte is governed by a mayor and vice mayor elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the city's departments in executing the city ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads a legislative council consisting of 10 members. The council is in charge of creating the city's policies.

City of San Jose del Monte, being a part of the Bulacan province, has its mayor in the City of San Jose del Monte Council headed by the Area Itegrated Development Authority (AIDA). This council formulates development plans that seeks to solve the problems and improve the conditions in the metropolis.

City of San Jose del Monte is divided into 59 barangays which handle governance in a much smaller area. These barangays are grouped into two districts and city has Lone District where district is own represented by a congressman in the country's House of Representatives.

The City aims to continuously provide its contituents with basic services such as social services, health services, economic services, environmental protection, tourism, peace and order, infrastructure and human resources development.

San Jose del Monte City is divided into two districts for representation purposes. It is politically subdivided into 59 barangays of which 23 barangays comprise the first district while 36 for the second district.

Based on the document particularly the Errecion de Pueblo, Bulacan, Tomo Exp. 10 Fol 38.40b memoria de Bulacan, 1842 National Archive, the period of foundation of San Jose del Monte under the colonial government was March 2, 1752. An old documents can proved this date which was strengthened through Municipal Ordinance No. 03-02-95.

During the Spanish time, the idea of reduccion was widely spread. This was the system used in order to spread religion especially in remote areas of Bulacan. Reduccion or reduction of population was being practiced in most populated area particularly in Meycauayan, Bulacan followed by settlers located in different parts of San Jose, Centro Da Baloges.

In other words, San Jose del Monte is a result of reduccion from the populated area of Meycauayan where the only residents are Itas and Dumagats. They usually brought wild pigs, deer, yantok and almasigan in exchange to rice, wine, nganga, salt, etc. in Lagulo now Malhacan, Meycauayan.

March 1750, in Lagulo church after the mass, a decree from the Archbishop of Manila regarding the creation of new municipalities was announced by the priest. This included the list of families who volunteered to be evacuated from the most populated area of Meycauayan going to the mountainous area of San Jose.

Solares were peacefully distributed to the new occupants after being measured and surveyed including the intended lot for main road. The population of the new municipality did not exceed to 200 people belonging to the family of farmers and stone cutters of Libtong and Meycauayan.

San Jose is a peaceful area and very ideal retreat from the noisy and crowded atmosphere. The people live a simple lifestyle, hardworking and prayerful, blessed with natural products like fish, root crops, vegetables and fruits. Under the American regime in 1901, on instruction of President T. Mckinley of the United States, William Howard of the Philippine.

In 1918 under American dispensation, San Jose del Monte became independent again with Honorable Ciriaco Gallardo as the first town Mayor. There were only four (4) barangays then with a rough population of 2,000.

The year 1961 marked the opening of the Sapang Palay Resettlement Project under the People's Homesite and Housing Corporation (PHHC) now the National Housing Authority (NHA), covering 752 hectares.

With the passage of new local government code in 1991, came the reformulation of equal wealth sharing between the national and local units and the realization of the residents of having their own barangays. This move led to the creation of 59 barangays.

In October 1996, the idea of Cityhood was first conceived by former Congressman Angelito "Lito" M. Sarmiento under the tutelage of the late Congressman Teodulo Natividad.

December 10, 1998, House Bill 5988 was filed: "An act converting the municipality of San Jose del Monte into a Component City to be known as the City of San Jose del Monte". It was co-authored by Congressmen Manuel Roxas, Douglas Cagas, Romeo Candazo, Roilo Golez, Prospero Amatong, Leonardo Montemayor and Loretta Ann Rosales in Congress and was authored by Senator Sergio R. Osmeña in the Senate.

In July 2000, Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada signed Republic Act 8797 or the Cityhood of San Jose del Monte and the plebiscite was set.

Year 2004, the City of San Jose del Monte became a Lone Congressional District in the province of Bulacan.

The city has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years. The P524,135,505.09 gross income surpassing the gross income of Meycauayan City and Malolos City reported by the city treasury office & Commission on Audit for the 2007 fiscal year represented an increase of 72.60% from the P380,533,433.00 total in 2004 five years after.

The The P524,135,505.09 income in 2007 has put the city at par with the major cities and municipalities in Bulacan like Meycauayan City, Malolos City, Baliuag and Santa Maria and many other municipalities in the Philippines.

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Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California

San Jose Basilica.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Jose in California (Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Josephi in California) is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the northern California region of the United States. It comprises Santa Clara County, and is led by a bishop. Its patron saints are Saint Joseph and Saint Clare of Assisi.

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in Downtown San Jose is the cathedral church of the diocese. The diocesan offices are located in the neighboring City of Santa Clara. The diocese serves over 600,000 Catholics in 52 parishes and missions, three university campus ministries, and 38 schools.

The history of the Catholic Church in Santa Clara County dates to the founding of Mission Santa Clara de Asis in 1777. Originally a part of the Diocese of Sonora in Mexico, in 1840 San Jose and the rest of the Californias became part of the Diocese of Alta and Baja California, headquartered in Santa Barbara.

In 1850 the Diocese of Alta and Baja California was split between the American and Mexican territories, and San Jose became a part of the Diocese of Monterey. In 1853, the northern half of the county became part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, while the areas around Gilroy and Morgan Hill remained in the Diocese of Monterey. In 1922 the American Catholic Church decided to use county boundaries for dioceses, and the southern half of the county was transferred to the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Pope John Paul II granted the See of San Jose independence on January 27, 1981; the diocese was canonically erected later that year by archbishops Pio Laghi, Apostolic Delegate to the United States, and John Quinn, Metropolitan Archbishop of San Francisco, on March 18, the vigil of the feast of Saint Joseph. The first Bishop of San Jose was Pierre DuMaine, and the first cathedral of the diocese was Saint Patrick Proto-Cathedral Parish.

Today, the diocese remains a suffragan of the ecclesiastical province of San Francisco. Its fellow suffragans include the Dioceses of Honolulu, Las Vegas, Oakland, Reno, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Santa Rosa and Stockton.

In terms of student population, the diocese is the second largest education provider in the county, trailing only San Jose Unified School District. Most of the primary schools are parochial, or operated by a parish, while all the high schools, with the exception of St. Lawrence Academy, are operated by either the diocese or by a religious order. Santa Clara University is a Jesuit run university at the site of Mission Santa Clara.

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San José State University

The State Normal School at San Jose football team in 1910. Jerseys display a large "N" for the "Normal".

San Jose State University (generally known as SJSU) is the founding institution of what later became the California State University system. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the 154-acre campus has an enrollment of over 30,000 students and claims to provide Silicon Valley firms with more graduates than any other college or university. SJSU graduates have founded many well-known high-tech companies in the region including Intel, Oracle and Dolby.

In recent years, the university has enjoyed tremendous enrollment growth. This growth combined with more recent statewide budget cuts have worked to make admission to the school increasingly more competitive, particularly among entering freshmen. Transfer students also are finding it more difficult to gain admission as the university declared a campus-wide enrollment impaction for Fall 2009.

Much of the growth and increased competition is due in part to the recent transformation of the physical campus, including the addition of the luxurious $200 million Campus Village residence complex in 2005, the $177.5 million Martin Luther King Library in 2003, and the rapid redevelopment and growth of downtown San Jose since the early-1990s. Additionally, philanthropic support of SJSU is among the highest in the CSU system. SJSU received a record $50+ million in private gifts during the 2006-2007 fiscal year and $84 million in capital campaign contributions. In 2008, SJSU received a CASEWealth Engine Award in recognition of raising over $100 million.

San Jose State's College of Engineering has raised its profile in recent years as well. In 2007, the college received record-breaking gifts totally nearly $19 million. U.S. News and World report recently ranked the College of Engineering 14th in the nation (out of 572 universities), which included top-5 national rankings for its computer and industrial engineering programs. Indicators used to measure academic quality include student selectivity, faculty resources, alumni giving, financial resources, retention and peer assessment.

The engineering college also recently launched a joint Ph.D program with Mississippi State University, allowing an increase in research for both universities as well as enhancing the stature of both engineering colleges. In spring 2007, a team of SJSU engineering students made headline news with their development of the ZEM (Zero EMissions) Car, a Human Hybrid Powered Vehicle (HHPV), which won the National I2P (Idea-to-Product) Competition for EPICS and Social Entrepreneurship at Princeton University. The ZEM car is the first of its kind to be powered by human, solar, and electric energy.

What is now called San José State University was founded by the California legislature on May 2, 1862. It was originally called the California State Normal School when the state of California took over the Minns' Evening Normal School, also known as the San Francisco Normal School. The San Francisco Normal School was a city-funded normal school located in San Francisco, California. The school eventually moved to San José in 1871, and was given Washington Square Park at Fourth and San Carlos Streets where the campus remains to this day.

In 1881, the first branch campus of the California State Normal School was announced, which later became the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). To commemorate San Jose's identity as the original California State University, the bell pictured at right was forged with the words "California State Normal School, A.D. 1881." After creation of the Los Angeles campus, the San José campus was officially known as the California State Normal School, San José. Six years later in 1887, the school was renamed the "State Normal School" by the California legislature.

The Justice Studies Department holds the distinction of being the first degree-granting program in criminal justice in the United States. The department was founded as the Police School in 1930. A stone monument with a plaque sits close to the site of the original Police School near Tower Hall.

In 1942, the old gym (now named Yoshihiro Uchida Hall, after judo coach Yosh Uchida) was used to register and collect Japanese Americans before sending them to internment camps. Coincidentally, Uchida's parents and siblings were among those processed in the building.

In 1972–1973, the economics department experienced political turmoil. The administration conducted a purge of left-leaning professors. For several years thereafter, the economics department was under censor by the American Association of University Professors.

The English department has sponsored the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest since 1982.

In 1999, San Jose State and the City of San José agreed to combine their main libraries to form a joint city/university library located on campus, the first known collaboration of this type in the United States. The combined library faced opposition, with critics stating the two libraries have very different objectives and that the project would be too expensive. Despite opposition, the project proceeded, and the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Library opened on-time and on-budget in 2003. The new library has won several national awards since its initial opening in 2003.

In March 2007, a group of San Jose State students sponsored an official student initiative to restore the words "California State University" to the school's public identity while preserving the "San Jose State" name as part of balanced city-state identity for the school. The measure garnered substantial Bay Area media coverage. Although the measure was defeated, some 600 students voted for the measure, amounting to roughly 25% of the students casting ballots in the election.

In 2008, then university president Don Kassing made the controversial decision to ban blood drives on campus due to the FDA's long-standing policy barring gay men from donating blood, and its violation of the campus non discrimination policy. "I recognize the importance of giving blood and we know that universities are a significant source of blood," he wrote in an E-mail sent to faculty, staff, students, and alumni. "Our hope is that the FDA will revisit its deferral policy in a timely manner, and we may soon be able to hold blood drives on this campus again." This decision was born out of a grievance submitted to the office of Equal Opportunity by Residential Life Coordinator Seth Hodge after his concerns were dismissed by the leadership in University Housing and has since gained national attention through the media.

The main campus is a rectangular area in downtown San Jose, California, bordered by San Fernando Street (north), Fourth Street (west), San Salvador Street (south), and Tenth Street (east).

California State Normal School never had a permanent home in San Francisco and was moved to San José in 1871. The original California State Normal School campus in San José consisted of a rectangular, wooden building with a central grass quadrangle. The wooden buildings were destroyed by fire in 1880 and were replaced by a stone and masonry structure of roughly the same configuration in 1881. This building was declared unsafe following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and was being torn down when an aftershock of the magnitude that was predicted to destroy the building occurred and no damage was observed. The demolition was stopped, and the portions of the building still standing were made into four halls: Tower Hall, Morris Dailey Auditorium, Washington Square Hall, and Dwight Bentel Hall. These four buildings are the oldest on campus. A $2 million renovation of Tower Hall, the oldest and most recognizable building on campus, was announced in October 2005.

Formerly, San Carlos Street, Seventh Street and Ninth Street crossed the campus, creating essentially six small schools separated by roads clogged with traffic. Beginning in the fall of 1994, the streets were closed and converted to pedestrian walkways and green belts within the campus. San Carlos Street was renamed Paseo San Carlos, Seventh Street became El Paseo de César Chávez, and Ninth Street is now called the Ninth Street Plaza. Three of the six residential brick blockhouses have been demolished, and phase one of the new student village was completed in 2005. If this phase is a success, the three remaining red brick residence halls and Joe West Hall may be demolished and replaced with phase two of the project. However, the school's commuter school status and lower rents in the surrounding community have depressed demand for this new student housing, and future phases are uncertain.

The new housing complex, called Campus Village, is a more than US$200 million project designed to replace the old residence halls. The concrete poured for this project was the largest amount of concrete poured in California. Campus Village consists of three buildings ranging from seven to fifteen stories tall. The project was completed in the fall of 2005 and doubled student capacity for on-campus housing. Campus Village has housing options for first-year students, upper-class students, graduate students and faculty, staff or guests of the university.

San Jose State University is also proud of its diverse culture. SJSU International House is a famous housing facility for domestic as well as international students of the university. It is a home to approximately 70 students. International House (also known as I-House) accommodates residents from approximately over 35 countries worldwide each semester. The International House was founded by very generous alumni of San Jose State University, Alan and Phyllis Simpkins. It also has close ties with San Jose Rotary; who have successfully finished number of projects like a computer lab for the residents.

The new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, which opened its doors on August 1, 2003, won the Library Journal’s prestigious 2004 Library of the Year award, the publication’s highest honor. The King Library is the first collaboration of its kind between a university and a major U.S. city. The library is eight stories high and has 475,000 square feet (44,100 m2) of floor space.

San José's first public library occupied the same site from 1901 to 1936, and the Wahlquist Library occupied the site from 1961 to 2000, at which point it was torn down to begin construction of the King Library.

The Business Classroom Project was a US$16 million renovation of the Boccardo Business Education Center. Renovations included state-of-the-art telecommunications as well as interior and exterior upgrades.

The university boasts a year-round, outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool that is the largest in Northern California. The Event Center Arena has a full gym including basketball and racquetball courts, a weight room, and a climbing wall. It also plays host to rock concerts and other events. The student union features a bowling alley and large game room.

Spartan Stadium, the other athletic fields, additional student housing and overflow parking are located on the South Campus on Seventh Street, about 2.4 km (1.5 miles) south of the main campus.

San José State maintains a facility at Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport as part of the Aviation Department, and manages the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in Moss Landing, California, on the Monterey Bay, a cooperative research facility of seven CSU campuses.

In 2007, the School of Library and Information Science, the largest graduate program at San Jose and the largest of its type in the world with 2,500 graduate students, opened a virtual campus in Second Life, complete with faculty offices, classrooms, student lounge and library e-resources. The project was supported by grants from a number of sources including the Soros Foundation.

As a university of the California State University System, San José State falls under the jurisdiction of the California State University Board of Trustees and the Chancellor of the California State University.

The chief executive of San José State is the President of San José State University. The current president is Jon Whitmore, who was appointed to the position on May 14, 2008.

San José State offers 69 bachelors degrees with 81 concentrations, and 65 masters degrees with 29 concentrations.

The San Jose School of Library and Information Science is the largest program of its type in the world. Its Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree is accredited by the American Library Association and the school library media credential by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. In 2008 it began a Master of Archives and Records Administration focussing on electronic records in government and the corporate world and an innovative Gateway PhD program with Queensland University of Technology. The School is nationally ranked and was named the #1 e-learning service provider in its discipline by U.S. News and World Report.

The university has participated in athletics since it fielded a baseball team in 1890. SJSU sports teams are known as the Spartans, and compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in NCAA Division I (FBS, formerly known as Division I-A for football). San Jose State University sports teams have won NCAA titles in track and field, golf, and boxing. The school has achieved an international reputation in judo, having won 42 out of 46 national championships in the sport (as of 2007). Additionally, SJSU students and alumni have won more than half of the U.S. olympic medals in judo. The SJSU men's club ice hockey team was ranked #1 in the west (ACHA) for the 2005–2006 season.

SJSU alumni have won 18 Olympic medals through the years, dating back to the first gold medal won by Willie Steel in track and field in the 1948 Olympics. Alumni have won medals in track and field, swimming, judo and boxing. Due to pressures created by Title IX, several of these programs have been eliminated, including the historical track team known as "Speed City" coached by "Bud" Winter which produced Olympic medalists and social activists Lee Evans, John Carlos and Tommie Smith.

San Jose State University was a boxing powerhouse during the latter years of NCAA sanctioned intervarsity boxing. The university is one of only a select number of colleges that sponsor a top-flight intercollegiate boxing team.

In July 2007, SJSU was selected by the United States Olympic Committee to serve as the primary processing center for all Team USA members bound for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. All team members enjoyed the SJSU campus housing and dining, during at least two days of document checks, health exams, cultural briefings, portrait sittings, uniform fittings, and last-minute workout sessions. The actual location of the processing center on the SJSU campus was kept secret for security reasons.

Notable among a number of songs commonly played and sung at various events such as commencement, convocation and athletic games are: San Jose State Spartans fight song.

San José State has about 1,600 faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold doctorate degrees.

Research collections located at SJSU include the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies and the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies.

SJSU research partnerships include the SJSU Metropolitan Technology Center at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, the Cisco Networking Laboratory, and the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories.

It is also home to various institutes, such as the Mineta Transportation Institute. Since 2001, the university has operated the Survey and Policy Research Institute (SPRI), which conducts the quarterly, high-profile California Consumer Confidence Survey and many other research projects.

Approximately 32,000 students are enrolled at SJSU. It is one of the most ethnically diverse student populations in the nation, with large Asian mostly southeast Asians including Cambodian, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Thais, and Hmong and Latino enrollments. Although the university is widely viewed as a commuter school, campus residence facilities house over 3,000 students and an estimated 10,000 more students live within easy walking or biking distance of the campus.

SJSU is ranked #45 among public colleges and universities in the West that offer only undergraduate and master's programs, according to the latest survey by U.S. News & World Report . On the national level, the university tied for 14th place for the best undergraduate engineering program, placed 5th for the best computer engineering program, and tied for 5th place for the best industrial/manufacturing engineering program.

The SJSU College of Business is one of the 500 institutions worldwide that are accredited by the prestigious AACSB International at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, the College of Business is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the California State Board of Education. The college is actively seeking corporate donations, and most recently received a donation of US$10 million from alumni Donald and Sally Lucas. Donald and Sally Lucas are the founders of the Lucas Dealership Group, one of the top 25 automobile dealerships in the country. Beginning in the summer of 2007, its undergraduate business honors program was internationalized and launched its first annual 14-day study trip to Beijing and Shanghai.

The engineering, science, and business schools have more graduates working in Silicon Valley than any other university in the world. Nearly 200 SJSU graduates have founded, co-founded, served or serve as senior executives or officers of public and private companies reporting annual sales between US$40 million and US$26 billion. Notable engineering societies include local chapters of IDSA, IEEE and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

The College of Education has been accredited under the performance-oriented standards of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The school newspaper, The Spartan Daily, was founded in 1934, and is published five days a week when classes are in session. KSJS, 90.5 FM, is the university's radio station. Known for being one of the best college radio stations in the country and broadcasting with 1500 watts 24 hours a day, KSJS is a student-training ground that features five different types of music (electronic, urban, jazz, subversive rock, and rock en espanol), as well as a variety of public affairs programming.

The Spartan Squad is the official student booster club at San Jose State, and it started in 2005. The Spartan Squad is for all undergraduate and graduate students of San Jose State, and its intentions are to increase student attendance at sporting events and school pride overall on campus. The Spartan Squad members are easily recognized wearing the group's signature gold t-shirts, designed by San José State graphic design student Dang Nguyen. It's creators are class of 2006 graduates Matthew Olivieri and Brad Villeggiante.

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San Jose Earthquakes

The San Jose Earthquakes on the field at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in 2008

The San Jose Earthquakes professional soccer team is located in San Jose, California and participates in the top level soccer league in the United States and Canada, Major League Soccer (MLS). The Earthquakes participated in MLS from 1995 to 2005, and resumed operations in 2007. It is one of the original ten teams in the league, known as the San Jose Clash from 1995 to 1999. The Earthquakes defeated D.C. United 1–0 in the first game in MLS history. It is one of three teams from California to play in the league.

The team won the MLS Cup in 2001 and 2003, and the MLS Supporters' Shield in 2005.

Following the conclusion of the 2005 MLS season, the franchise was officially put on hiatus in December of that year while the players, head coach Dominic Kinnear and some of his coaching staff were moved to Houston, Texas where they now play as the Houston Dynamo. After a two-year absence, the San Jose Earthquakes resumed play for the 2008 season and currently plays most home games at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

The franchise's roots trace back to 1974, when the North American Soccer League (NASL) awarded an expansion franchise to San Jose, named the Earthquakes. The NASL folded after the 1984 season, and the Earthquakes played in the Western Soccer League (WSL) from 1985–88, under the ownership of Peter Bridgwater.

In 1988, Bridgwater sold the team. When the team folded later that year, the WSL awarded a franchise to Dan Van Voorhis, a local real estate lawyer. Van Voorhis named his new team the Blackhawks, after a real estate development of his. The San Francisco Bay Blackhawks entered the WSL for the 1989 season. In 1991, Van Voorhis hired a former Earthquakes player, Laurie Calloway, as coach. Calloway coached a team full of players who would later play for San Jose in MLS, including John Doyle, Troy Dayak, Paul Bravo, and Eric Wynalda. In a preview of what was to come later in MLS, bitter disagreements between Calloway and Wynalda led to Calloway kicking Wynalda off the team in 1992. Blackhawks owner Dan Van Voorhis later pulled his team out of the WSL's successor league, the American Professional Soccer League, after which it played as the San Jose Hawks in the USISL in 1993. The team folded at the end of the 1993 season.

In 1994, Van Voorhis successfully led a San Jose bidding group that was awarded one of Major League Soccer's inaugural teams. At that time, he handed over all existing Hawks player contracts, front-office resources and the rights to play in San Jose State University's Spartan Stadium to MLS in exchange for Type C stock in the league. He also became the franchise's investor/operator until outside concerns forced him to divest himself of these positions prior to the league's launch and accept a buyout from the league, leaving the franchise league-owned for several years. Meanwhile, a direct connection to the earlier Earthquakes came in the person of Peter Bridgwater, named as General Manager of the MLS team. Although Bridgwater still owned the rights to the Earthquakes name and logo, the team became known as the Clash at the urging of Nike, a major investor in MLS.

On December 7, 1995, Bridgwater hired Calloway as the team's first coach, providing a second direct connection with the NASL Earthquakes, as well as a connection with the Blackhawks. Ignoring the past history between Calloway and Wynalda with the Blackhawks, the team acquired Wynalda just over a month later, on January 23, 1996. The Clash's connections to the Blackhawks continued when the Clash made the first trade in MLS history, sending Rhett Harty to the MetroStars for Troy Dayak, both players having spent several years with the team. Despite the presence of Calloway and much of his former team, the Clash failed to achieve the dominance achieved by the Blackhawks.

Wynalda scored the first goal in MLS history. However, he and Calloway were soon at each other's throats. The tensions on the team eventually led to a locker room brawl between Wynalda and John Doyle. On top of that was an infamous incident in which Wynalda hired an aircraft towing a banner demanding the Clash fire Calloway.

Although the Clash made the postseason in the inaugural 1996 MLS season, and Doyle earned recognition as the best MLS defender, the team floundered in 1997. By mid-season the team was sinking fast and Bridgwater fired Calloway and replaced him with Brian Quinn. The Clash finished 1997 at the bottom of the Western Conference standings with a 12–20 record. Things were no better in 1998, when the team finished 13–19 and well out of playoff contention. During the 1999 pre-season, the saga of player-coach antagonism continued when Richard Gough left the team after an argument with Quinn. By the end of 1999, Quinn was done and the team released him to hire Lothar Osiander.

The franchise's official name changed from Clash to Earthquakes on October 27, 1999.

After missing four consecutive post-seasons with three different coaches, the Earthquakes hired head coach Frank Yallop days before the 2001 MLS SuperDraft. Yallop's personnel changes and deft coaching with the help of assistant coach Dominic Kinnear and goalkeeper coach Tim Hanley, along with the allocation of star forward Landon Donovan on loan from Bayer Leverkusen, quickly turned around the Earthquakes' on-field fortunes, spurring the biggest regular season turnaround in league history (from 29 points in 2000 to 45 points in 2001) and leading the team to a 2–1 MLS Cup 2001 overtime victory over the archrival Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Quakes followed with two consecutive runners-up finishes for the MLS Supporters' Shield and a 4–2 MLS Cup 2003 win over the Chicago Fire. Prior to reaching the 2003 final, the Earthquakes had rallied from four goals down to beat the Galaxy, 5–4 on aggregate, in a first-round playoff that many MLS watchers described as the greatest in league history. Following the season, Yallop returned to his native Canada to coach the Canadian men's national soccer team. Assistant coach Kinnear was then promoted to head coach, and former San Jose player John Doyle was named as his assistant.

Having won two MLS Cup titles in three years, the Earthquakes were poised for greater success both on and off the field. However, in January 2004, General Manager Johnny Moore, whose roots with the club dated back to his days as a player for the NASL Earthquakes, resigned after AEG and MLS considered allowing the team to be rebranded as San Jose America (with ownership to transfer to the owners of Mexico's Club America). Earthquake fans were similarly outraged at the proposed rebranding, coming just months after the MLS Cup. Former Los Angeles Galaxy defender Alexi Lalas was named as Moore's replacement. Under Lalas' management, the club planned a move to Houston. Meanwhile, when the Quakes' star player, Landon Donovan, played briefly in Germany, Lalas traded away his rights, enabling Lalas' former team, the Galaxy, to acquire him.

On the field, Kinnear led the team to two more playoff appearances, including a MLS Supporters' Shield win in 2005.

The owner of the San Jose Earthquakes, Anschutz Entertainment Group, announced on December 15, 2005 that the team was moving to Houston for the 2006 season because of the failure of efforts to secure a soccer-specific stadium for the team in San Jose. The franchise was renamed to Houston 1836, then to Houston Dynamo. However, MLS Commissioner Don Garber said that the Earthquakes' name, colors, logo, wordmark, history and competitive records would not be transferred, similarly to the Cleveland Browns deal in the National Football League. The Houston Dynamo is technically considered an expansion team by MLS just as the Baltimore Ravens was by the NFL during that team's early years.

On May 24, 2006, an agreement was reached between Major League Soccer and the principal owners of the Oakland Athletics baseball team. Lewis Wolff and John Fisher have a three-year exclusive option to develop a soccer-specific stadium and bring an expansion franchise to the San Francisco Bay Area.

In September 2006, after nearly nine months of inactivity (displaying only Commissioner Garber's December 2005 letter of condolence to Earthquakes fans over the team's relocation), the team's website was revived to display updates on the progress of starting up the expansion San Jose Earthquakes franchise and to allow fans to sign up for the Earthquakes Soccer, LLC e-newsletter.

On July 18, 2007, Commissioner Don Garber announced that the San Jose Earthquakes would resume play starting in the 2008 season after Lew Wolff exercised his option to purchase the new expansion team. While functionally being the 14th franchise to join MLS, the team retained all records, logos, colors and titles of the 1996–2005 franchise and is a continuation of that franchise.

In October 2007 the Earthquakes announced they would be moving their offices from the Fairmont Hotel in downtown San Jose to an office park across the street from their temporary home, Buck Shaw Stadium, and across the Caltrain tracks from the location of the former FMC site.

On November 6, 2007, the team announced that former Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop was returning to the team as head coach. According to, the Earthquakes compensated Yallop's previous employer, the Los Angeles Galaxy, with a third-round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.

On January 27, 2009, the team announced that Amway Global would be the primary shirt sponsor in a three-year deal. Amway Global is also a sponsor of AC Milan.

In 2008, Ireland's Ronnie O'Brien made 28 appearances for the Earthquakes, and anchored the offense with 4 goals and 6 assists. Following O'Brien's strong performance and evident leadership in 2008, the San Jose Earthquakes stunned their fans by failing to pick up his contract option for the 2009 season. Earthquakes' GM John Doyle was hoping that O'Brien would accept a substantial pay cut. Instead, O'Brien made it known that he would not be returning to the San Jose Earthquakes. Without O'Brien's leadership and strong play, the Earthquakes have struggled early in 2009. Despite a favorable schedule in which San Jose played five of their seven games at home, the Quakes managed just one win, leading many San Jose fans to call for O'Brien's return.

At a joint press conference on October 9, 2008, the Earthquakes and Tottenham Hotspur F.C. announced a strategic partnership between the two clubs. The partnership involves both business and soccer interests, including sharing marketing ideas and training facilities and playing friendlies against each other. The deal aims to grow each team's soccer interests and brand on both sides of the Atlantic.

The team currently plays its smaller attendance games at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara and its larger attendance games at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland.

On January 13, 2007, the San Jose Mercury News reported that the city of San Jose, San Jose State University and the Earthquakes owners were in negotiations to build a soccer stadium just east of the Earthquakes' previous home, Spartan Stadium. The new facility, to have 22,000 permanent seats but be expandable to a capacity of 30,000 for single games, would be privately built by Lewis Wolff and John Fisher, the primary owners of the Earthquakes, with San Jose State providing the needed land. Additionally, the team and the university would build community soccer fields across Senter Road in Kelley Park using San Jose municipal bond money that had been approved years earlier for the purpose but never spent. The plan was for the new version of the San Jose Earthquakes to play in Spartan Stadium during the 2008 MLS season, then move into the new stadium in 2009. Plans for the stadium collapsed on April 19 of that year after the Earthquakes and SJSU could not come to an agreement on revenue sharing.

On May 8, the city of San Jose and Earthquakes Soccer, LLC confirmed that their new primary focus was on a site near San Jose International Airport on the site of the former FMC plant. The new site is owned by the city, which is exploring either leasing it to Earthquakes Soccer, LLC or selling it outright. The 75-acre site is adjacent to not only the airport but the planned BART extension to Santa Clara and the existing Santa Clara Caltrain station, and near both Interstate 880 and U.S. Route 101. On June 12, 2007, the San Jose City Council voted unanimously to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore construction of a new stadium to bring MLS back to San Jose and adopted a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate agreement with Wolff and his partners regarding the potential development of the former FMC site. The preliminary designs have yet to be released to the public. The first payment on the new stadium land of $3 million dollars was made in the last week of June 2008. The new stadium is projected to open in 2011 or 2012.

Earthquakes games are televised locally on Comcast SportsNet California, with John Shrader providing the play-by-play, Troy Dayak providing the color analysis and Christine Nubla providing reports from the sideline. The team's local marketing efforts have likely suffered, however, due to the lack of free over-the-air broadcasting, and also due to the fact that Comcast Sports Net California lacks the visibility of other local channels. By contrast, the expansion Seattle Sounders FC broadcast their games on over-the-air TV in the Seattle area, resulting in much higher ratings and greater visibility for the team.

A number of games are instead televised nationally on ESPN2/ESPN2HD/ESPN Deportes, Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Sports en Español and TeleFutura.

On radio, all Earthquakes games are broadcast in English on KDOW-AM, and all home games are also broadcast in Spanish on the team's website. A weekly five-minute English-language Earthquakes news report airs on Fridays at 7 p.m. PT on KNBR 1050 AM throughout the season.

The San Jose Earthquakes Anthem is performed by Bay Area rapper E-40.

As of May 2, 2009.

This list of former players includes those who received international caps while playing for the team, made significant contributions to the team in terms of appearances or goals while playing for the team, or who made significant contributions to the sport either before they played for the team, or after they left. It is clearly not yet complete and all inclusive, and additions and refinements will continue to be made over time.

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