History of San Ramon, California
San Ramon is a town situated within the San Ramon Valley in Contra Costa County, California, United States, about 34 miles east of San Francisco. The US Census Bureau estimated the population of San Ramon to be 75,995 in 2019, making it the fourth largest city in Contra Costa County, behind Richmond, Concord, and Antioch.
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. Major annual events include the Memorial Day weekend Art and Wind Festival, and the October Run for Education.
On April 24, 2001, San Ramon was designated a Tree City USA.
San Ramon is northerly adjacent to Danville, California, and south to Dublin, California. Unincorporated county lands to the east and west bordering San Ramon. It is situated about 150 m (500 feet ) above sea level. Mount Diablo flanks the city to the northeast and is visible prominently from nearly every part of town. The Las Trampas Regional Wilderness covers the extreme northwest of San Ramon, on Bollinger Canyon's northern end. The smaller Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve straddles the western boundary of San Ramon, situated approximately between Interstate 680 and the Alameda County line.
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 largely commercial and suburban with many new developments of housing, while most of the land along the perimeter regions of the city remains undeveloped and is covered by grasslands and orchards of oak trees. The grasses are golden during the drier months but with winter and spring precipitation, the grasses turn green.
San Ramon is governed by a four-body City Council consisting of members elected to four-year terms alternating in tandem with a two-year mayor-elect. The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department rendered police services under contract until 1 July 2007, when the city formally took over providing police services.
Bill Clarkson (Mayor), Sabina Zafar (Vice Mayor), Scott Perkins, Phil O'Loane and David Hudson (Council members) are the elected officials as of 2020.
The city of San Ramon is in Contra Costa County.
The town is split between the 11th Congressional District of California, represented by Democrat Mark DeSaulnier and the 15th Congressional District of California, represented by Democrat Eric Swalwell, in the United States House of Representatives.
As of 10 February 2019, San Ramon has 41,872 registered voters, according to the California Secretary of State. For those, 16,518 (39.4%) are registered Democrats, 8,907 (21.3%) are registered Republicans, and 12,147 (29%) have refused to declare a political party.
This amazing attraction in San Ramon, California is located near some other must-see places of interest:
- Zscape Games
- The Bridges Golf Course
- Primavera Ristorante
- Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
- Forest Home Farms Historic Park
- The Golden Skate
- Canyon Lakes Golf Course & Brewery
- San Ramon Royal Vista Golf Course
All of these wonderful attractions are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street in Walnut Creek California! Stop by for a visit anytime!
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