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Fine Living in the East Bay

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The East Bay, situated east of San Francisco, consisting of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, is known locally as the “Diablo Country”. Diablo Country - the quality of life we all seek and enjoy. Situated east of San Francisco amongst tree-studded hills and valleys with the awesome Mt. Diablo as the focus, East Bay communities boast beautiful parks, trails and sports fields, easy access to major transportation, award winning restaurants, plentiful shopping and excellent schools that are consistently rated among the highest in the state!

East Bay Cities

Alameda County
Alameda County occupies most of the East Bay region. It is composed of an urban area including the major cities of Oakland and Berkeley and becomes more suburban as you move south and east. With the bustling urban lifestyle of Oakland to the diversity of Berkeley to the vineyards of the Livermore Valley, Alameda County has the best of both worlds. Alameda County is home to excellent higher learning institutions including the University of California, Berkeley, Holy Names College, Cal State, East Bay and the Lawrence Hall of Science. Major sport teams include the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics and the Golden State Warriors, providing many sporting venues. Also located in Alameda County is the Oakland International Airport and one of the largest shipping ports in the country.

Links to specifc cities in Alameda County include:
Alameda - http://www.alamedaca.gov
Albany - http://www.albanyca.org/
Berkeley - http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/
Castro Valley - http://www.mycastrovalley.com/
Dublin - http://www.ci.dublin.ca.us/
Emeryville - http://www.ci.emeryville.ca.us/
Fremont - http://www.ci.fremont.ca.us/default.htm
Hayward - http://cityofhayward-ca.gov/
Livermore - http://www.ci.livermore.ca.us/
Newark - http://www.ci.newark.ca.us/
Oakland - http://www.oaklandnet.com/living.html
Piedmont –  http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/
Pleasanton - http://www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/
San Leandro - http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/
San Lorenzo – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Lorenzo,_California
Sunol - http://www.sunol.net/
Union City - http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/

Contra Costa County
Contra Costa maintains a very separate culture and lifestyle from its Bay Area neighbors. The area is mostly residential although many businesses have moved to Contra Costa to avoid the high costs of being in the city. The mountains that separate Contra Costa from its neighboring counties also protect the area which is typically 10-20 degrees warmer than its neighbors to the west. Mt Diablo, the focal point of the county, towers over the region and on a clear day you can see the Sierra Nevada’s. With many parks, trails, open spaces and Mt. Diablo State Park, there are many outdoor activities available to residents. St. Mary’s College and Cal State East Bay are among the higher learning institutions residing here. The area also includes many performing arts venues and museums.

Alamo - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamo,_California
Antioch - http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/
Bay Point – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Point,_California
Bethel Island - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel_Island,_California
Brentwood - http://www.ci.brentwood.ca.us/
Clayton - http://www.ci.clayton.ca.us/
Concord - http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/
Crockett - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crockett,_California
Danville - http://www.ci.danville.ca.us/
Discovery Bay - http://www.townofdiscoverybay.org/
El Cerrito - http://www.el-cerrito.org/home/
El Sobrante - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Sobrante,_California
Hercules - http://www.ci.hercules.ca.us
Kensington - http://www.aboutkensington.com/
Knightsen - http://www.city-data.com/city/Knightsen-California.html
Lafayette - http://www.ci.lafayette.ca.us/
Martinez- http://www.cityofmartinez.org/
Moraga - http://www.ci.moraga.ca.us/
Oakley - http://www.ci.oakley.ca.us/
Orinda – http://www.ci.orinda.ca.us/
Pittsburg - http://www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us/
Pinole - http://www.ci.pinole.ca.us/
Pleasant Hill - http://www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us/
Richmond - http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/
Rodeo – http://www.rodeoca.org
San Pablo - http://www.ci.san-pablo.ca.us/
San Ramon - http://www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/
Walnut Creek - http://www.ci.walnut-creek.ca.us/

Schools
Alameda County - http://www.alameda-coe.k12.ca.us/apps/page.asp?Q=522
Contra Costa County - http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/about/districts.html

Transportation
Highways: Interstate 80, 580, 680, 880 & 980, CA State Rte 24 & CA State Rte 4 are the main highways of the East Bay
Minor Highways include CA State Rte 13, CA State Rte 84, CA State Rte 92, CA State Rte 238 and CA State Rte 242

Public Transportation
East Bay Mass Transit Rail Systems
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) http://www.bart.ghttp//www.acerail.com
ACE Rail http://www.acerail.com/

East Bay Mass Transit Bus Systems
AC Transit http://www.actransit.org/
The County Connection http://www.cccta.org/wb/
WestCAT http://www.westcat.org/
Tri Delta Transit http://www.trideltatransit.com/
Union City Transit & Paratransit http://www.ci.union-city.ca.us/transit/uctransit.htm

Traffic http://www.sigalert.com/map.asp?Region=Bay+Area

Local Weather: http://www.weatherforyou.com/

Parks & Trails http://www.ebparks.org/parks.htm

Sports
The East bay is home to three professional sports teams. The Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors. Also within a short drive from the east bay you can be at other major sporting events within the bay Area.





Professional
Oakland Raiders http://www.raiders.com/home/
San Francisco 49ers http://www.sf49ers.com/
Oakland Athletics http://oakland.athletics.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=oak
San Francisco Giants http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sf
Golden State Warriors http://www.nba.com/warriors/warriors_intro.html
San Jose Sharks http://www.sjsharks.com/
San Francisco Dragons (Major League Lacrosse) http://www.sanfranciscodragons.com/
San Jose Sabercats (Arena Football League) http://www.sanjosesabercats.com/
California Victory (USL First Division Soccer) http://www.californiavictorysoccer.com/

Minors
San Jose Giants (Minor League Baseball) http://www.sjgiants.com/

Collegiate
California Golden Bears
Saint Mary’s College Gaels
San Francisco Dons
San Jose State Spartans
Stanford Cardinals

East Bay Major Employers
University of California, Berkeley with approximately 20,000 employees
AT&T with approximately 11,000 employees
The U.S. Postal Service with approximately 10,000 employees
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with approximately 8,750 employees
Chevron Corporation with 8,730 employees
The County of Contra Costa County offering 8,416 jobs Safeway with 7,922 employees
Bank of America with 7,081 employees
PG&E with approximately 5,200 employees
New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc employing about 5100 employees
Kaiser Permanente with 4,730 employees
Albertsons with 4,631 employees
Bio-Rad Laboratories with 4,300 employees
Wells Fargo employees around 4,000 people in the east Bay
Mount Diablo Unified School District with 3,700 employees
West Contra Costa Unified School District with 3,360 employees
John Muir Medical Center with 3,023 employees

Other companies include Pixar, Long Drugs and Contra Costa Newspaper Group which are all headquartered in the East Bay.

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