Internet Resources - California



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  • (California) Unclaimed Property Bulletin Board System
    From the California State Controller's Office. Online, searchable database. Gives type of account, amount, name of reporting institution, name and address of owner of account for unclaimed property in California.
    Browse related subjects: California, Law
  • Access Northern California
    Access Northern California (ANC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating greater access to travel and recreational opportunities in Northern California for people with physical disabilities. ANC provides both informational and educational services to consumers and businesses.
    Browse related subjects: California, Recreation, Travel
  • Artcyclopedia
    The vast majority of the fine artists in our database specialize in painting and sculpture. We do include other artistic media where possible.
    Browse related subjects: Art, California, Encyclopedias
  • California Coastal Records Project
    Includes over 12,700 photographs of the California coast, from the Oregon to the Mexican borders. Combines map imagery with photographs for easy location identification. Also includes ability to compare current photographs of the coast with photographs taken in 1972.
    Browse related subjects: California, Geography
  • California Courts: Self-Help Center
    Maintained by the California Courts, offers detailed but understandable legal information and assistance. Topics covered include: Free and Low-Cost Legal Help, Small Claims, Divorce, Custody, Adoption, Emancipation, Special Education, Protection from Abuse, Traffic Tickets and much more.
    Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Law
  • California Digital Newspaper Collection
    Over 200,000 pages of California newspapers spanning the years 1849-1911: the Alta California, 1849-1891; the San Francisco Call, 1893-1910; the Amador Ledger, 1900-1911; the Imperial Valley Press, 1901-1911; the Sacramento Record-Union, 1859-1890; and the Los Angeles Herald, 1905-1907. Additional years and newspapers are forthcoming.
    Browse related subjects: California, Newspaper Articles
  • California Driving Permit Tests
    In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries is proud to offer FREE California Driver Permit practice tests. The tests cover both automobile and motorcycle, and the site contains the Driver Handbook for each.
    Browse related subjects: California, California Codes, Driving, Education, Teen Health, Teen Homework Help, Tests, Transportation
  • California Driving Permit Tests
    In partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Santa Cruz Public Libraries is proud to offer FREE California Driver Permit practice tests. The tests cover both automobile and motorcycle, and the site contains the Driver Handbook for each.
    Browse related subjects: California, California Codes, Driving, Education, Teen Homework Help, Tests, Transportation
  • California State Parks
    Searchable by city, county, region, name. Gives address, phone number, directions, hours, activities, description.
    Browse related subjects: California, Recreation
  • Constitution of the State of California
    Full Text. Searchable by table of contents and keyword.
    Browse related subjects: California, Government, Law
  • Ed-Data
    The Education Data Partnership is a collaboration of the Alameda County Office of Education, the California Department of Education, EdSource, and the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team. Ed-Data provides Base API reports at the school, district, and statewide level. You can also "Compare Schools" and "Compare Districts" to see how your school or district stacks up against others in the state. The School Characteristics Index (SCI), a number used to identify a school's demographics and challenges, is now available in each school's Base and Growth API reports.
    Browse related subjects: California, Education, Schools, Statistics, Tests
  • LawHelpCalifornia
    Provides low-income Californians with easy online access to basic legal resources and attorney information. LawHelpCalifornia DOES NOT provide direct legal services. Topics covered include: Legal Aid, Landlord/Tenant, Foreclosure, Abuse/Violence, Restraining Orders, and more.
    Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Law
  • PG&E Gas Transmission Pipelines
    Pacific Gas and Electric Company has released an interactive map that can help you to learn more about pipelines in your neighborhood. The site also provides information about gas pipeline safety.
    Browse related subjects: California, Companies, Infrastructure
  • Social Studies Fact Cards: California Edition
    Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. For the past ten years, printed Fact Cards have been used extensively in California elementary and middle schools, as well as in public libraries. A presentation style that offers quick facts in manageable portions makes Fact Cards the ideal reference resource for students who are just beginning to learn research procedures.
    Browse related subjects: California, Education, History
  • Your Public Law Library
    Organizes California legal resources designed for persons who choose to represent themselves in court without the help of an attorney. Also provides direct access to the AskNow law librarian service which lets people in California ask legal questions and get answers in real time via the internet from law librarians around the state.
    Browse related subjects: California, Do-It-Yourself, Law
  • YP Real Yellow Pages
    Access records from the Real Yellow Pages online. Beginning in July 2013 some directories in California will not include residential white page listings. All white page listings may be viewed at realpageslive.com. To obtain a free printed copy or CD ROM of your local residential white pages, please call 1-866-329-7118 or visit mydirectories.yp.com. Your one time request will be honored for future editions.
    Browse related subjects: California, Consumers, Directories, People, Telephone
  • YP.com
    Access records from the Yellow Pages online. Formerly AT&T Interactive and AT&T Advertising Solutions, YP launched in May 2012, bringing the two companies together with the mission of helping local businesses and communities grow.
    Browse related subjects: California, Consumers, Directories, People, Telephone

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Aptos Village

Aptos was originally a "rancheria" (Spanish term for an Indian settlement), and is now an unincorporated village, of indefinite area, centered around the present-day junction of Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road. "Aptos" is said to be an Indian name meaning "meeting of the two streams or waters," i.e., the ... [More]

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