San Diego, California

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  • With a population of over 1.3 million, San Diego is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. The birthplace of California, it is the eighth largest city in the United States and second largest city in California. The present city charter was adopted in 1931. In the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, San Diego has become a leader in health care and biotechnology industries.

    For approximately 10,000 years before the arrival of Europeans, the Kumeyaay inhabited the land, practicing a seminomadic lifestyle that included fishing, hunting, and gathering and moving from the coast to the mountains with the change of the seasons. After the establishment of the Catholic missions, they were forced to abandon their traditional lifeways, accept Christianity, and settle ...

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