2020 All About San Ramon, California

San Ramon is a city located 34 miles east of San Francisco and within the San Ramon Valley, in Contra Costa County, California, United States.

San Ramon is home to Chevron Corporation's headquarters, 24 Hour Fitness, AT&T's West Coast headquarters, General Electric 's Global Technology Hub, and the San Ramon Medical Centre. Significant annual activities include the Memorial Day weekend Art and Wind Festival and the October Education Race.

San Ramon 's topography is diverse and features a combination of the Diablo Range rolling hills and the San Ramon Valley flatter basin. The city is predominantly urban and residential with many new developments in housing, although much of the land around the perimeter regions of the city remains undeveloped and is covered by grasslands and orchards of oak trees. The grasses become golden during the drier months but with winter and spring rains, the grasses turn green.

The weather in San Ramon typifies a Mediterranean, seasonal, and moderate climate. Summers are warm to hot and dry whilst winters are mild or cool, wet, and short. Its weather is close to Danville, Dublin and Pleasanton neighborhoods. Fog may be rare but usually occurs in the city's western corners, at Crow Canyon 's eastern mouth, from which marine weather patterns funnel into Castro Valley from San Francisco Bay. It normally burns off until mid to late in the morning.

The lands now occupied by the City of San Ramon were once populated by the people of Seunen, an Ohlone / Costanoan tribe who built their homes along the streams. They were taken by Mission San José sometime around 1797 for use as grazing land. Both were members of José María Amador's land grant to Rancho San Ramon in 1834.

Amador named San Ramón (Spanish for "Saint Ramon"') not after a real saint but after a Native American vaquero who tended sheep on the land for missions. In Spanish practice, Amador added the "San."

Pacific Air Lines Flight 773 crashed close to San Ramon in 1964 after a passenger fired at both pilots.

Public schools in San Ramon are part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD), serving about 30.300 students. The town has eleven primary schools and four middle schools. The secondary schools are the High School for California and Dougherty County. The SRVUSD operates an alternative K–12 school to support homeschooled students: Venture Independent Study School.

California High School was established in 1973 and ranked by Newsweek as the 250th best high school in the United States. In California, Dougherty Valley High School is placed 42nd; placed No. 281 in the national rankings and received a gold medal.

San Ramon boasts some amazing must-see site attractions. Make sure to check them out on your next visit: 

 

  • San Ramon Community Center

  • Memorial Park

  • Diablo Valley College – San Ramon branch campus

  • UC Davis Graduate School of Management – the Bay Area working professional program in San Ramon

  • Forest Home Farms

  • Walt Disney School Park

  • Rancho San Ramon Community Park

  • Central Park

 

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