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In San Jose-the heart of Silicon Valley-take the family to the Tech Museum of Innovation, loaded with interactive exhibits. Children also love the Children's Discovery Museum and the Winchester Mystery House, a rambling, 160-room Victorian mansion.

San Jose is California's oldest city and its original Capital.  San Jose is California's third largest and most diverse city. San Jose population is made up of Africian American, Asian, Caucasian, Eastern European, Hispanic and Pacific Islanders.

San JosĂ© is a City proud of the cultural and ethnic diversity of its population and workforce, and the rich cultural identity of its many neighborhoods. Our residents speak more than 52 different languages (San Jose Unified School District 2002). Japantown is a popular tourist stop and a corner-stone neighborhood full of tradition.  San Jose Japantown is one of only three remaining Japantowns in America,   Biblioteca-Latino Americana, one of the City's innovative library branches, boasts one of the largest collections of Spanish language materials in Northern California. The City sponsors many cultural festivals and numerous ethnic chambers of commerce are active in our community.

San Jose can boost many of the largest corporations in the world.  The following is a partial list of major private sector employers:
1.   Cisco Systems
2.   IBM
3.   Ebay
4.   Hitachi
5.   Xilinx
6.   Adobe
7.   KLA-Tencor
8.   Cadence Design Systems
9.   Sanmina-SCI
10. Altera
11. Novellus Systems
12. Flextronics International
13. Seagate Technologies

San Jose is also home to many artists working in all kinds of media. Check out Works, ICA, Gallery AD, or MACLA to see work by local as well as global artists. SJSU's Cadre labs and C5 are walking the fine line between art and technology. Internation Symposium of Electronic Art has chosen San Jose for it's world renowned symposium in 2006. San Jose's Public Art program is the largest of its kind. The Zero One Festival will transform San Jose into the North American epicenter for the intersection of art and digital culture by showcasing the world's most innovative contemporary artists. ZeroOne San Jose is artists making art and using technology as a tool to do so. It is not technology for technology's sake. ZeroOne San Jose is a multi-dimensional, startling and brilliant audience event - with exhibits, live cinema, performances, workshops, and youth activities. All are one-of-a-kind, many never-before, only-here experiences.

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