Examples from the Web for california
But since those rosy scenarios were first floated, the California political scene has grown more crowded.
Newsom will likely be out if Harris runs since the two are considered allies, California political insiders said.
Those threats prompted Lozoya to move her family to California for a time until things cooled down, she said in an interview.
Excited, Shaheen wasted no time and began interviewing surgeons, deciding upon Dr. Curtis Crane in Greenbrae, California.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before it was split between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Baluchistan spread over an area slightly larger than California.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A secondary result would be a considerable power development and a source of domestic water supply for southern California.State of the Union Addresses of Calvin Coolidge|Calvin Coolidge
We know of no similar articles in historic times in Baja California, nor to the north in southern California.A Burial Cave in Baja California|William C. Massey
For long it was tried to write down California; but the gold-dust at length became too strong for them.
A year ago, Jack and I set out on a horseback trip through the northern counties of California.The California Birthday Book|Various
As for the Bulletin and other California papers, they were taken-in completely, and were furious.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for california
Word Origin and History for california
name of an imaginary realm in "Las sergas de Esplandián" ("Exploits of Espladán"), a romance by Spanish writer Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo, published in 1510. It was a sequel to his "Amadis de Gaula," and was said to have been influential among Spanish explorers of the New World. It could have led them to misidentify Baja California as this mythical land and to mistake it for an island. The Amadis tales are the Iberian equivalent of the Arthurian romances; they are older than 1510 (traces of them have been found mid-14c.) and were wildly popular. That conquistadors and sailors would have known the story in all its imaginative detail is hardly surprising.
Amadis de Gaula ... set a fashion: all later Spanish writers of books of chivalry adopted the machinery of Amadis de Gaula. Later knights were not less brave (they could not be braver than) Amadis; heroines were not less lovely (they could not be lovelier) than Oriana; there was nothing for it but to make the dragons more appalling, the giants larger, the wizards craftier, the magic castles more inaccessible, the enchanted lakes deeper. Subsequent books of chivalry are simple variants of the types in Amadis de Gaula: Cervantes made his barber describe it as 'the best of all books of this kind.' This verdict is essentially just. Amadis de Gaula was read everywhere, especially in the French version of Herberay des Essarts. It was done into Hebrew during the sixteenth century, and attracted readers as different as St Ignatius of Loyola and Henry of Navarre. Its vogue perhaps somewhat exceeded its merit, but its merits are not inconsiderable. [James Fitzmaurice-Kelly, "Spanish Literature," 1922 edition]
Where Montalvo got the name and what it means, if anything, is a mystery. Californian is attested from 1785. The element Californium (1950) was named in reference to University of California, where it was discovered.
Culture definitions for california
State in the Far West bordered by Oregon to the north; Nevada and Arizona to the east; Baja California, Mexico, to the south; and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its capital is Sacramento, and its largest city is Los Angeles.