Originally posted by Bob T The Census Bureau tosses San Jose in with San Francisco and Oakland into one Consoldiated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA). regardless of, in spite of; without regard for: They'll do it regardless of the cost. without concern as to advice, warning, hardship, etc.; anyway: I must make the decision regardless.
In 1999, the estimated population of San Jose was 867,675 and San Francisco's was 746,777. But you all will be glad to hear that each of those cities (SF, Oakland, SJ) are also endowed with their very own Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA) designation, along with the Santa Cruz-Watsonville, Santa Rosa and Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa areas. I mean, it's the Santa Clara Valley, and San Jose is in Santa Clara County, so there you go. having or showing no regard; heedless; unmindful (often fol. Looks like the dictionary people have caved, and it is a word.
I'll reiterate that San Jose was always a city in its own right, though I never lived here before it was merged into the current conglomerate.
San Jose had its own suburbs, but tended to apply pressure to incorporate them into the city limits.
The Census Bureau tosses San Jose in with San Francisco and Oakland into one Consoldiated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA).
In 1999, the estimated population of San Jose was 867,675 and San Francisco's was 746,777.
I found this quite annoying when I was in grad school as I couldn't watch Athletics games on TV, which were primarily broadcast on the San Jose station back in the late 1980s.
Originally posted by dragonlady I grew up in the SF Bay area and I agree.An even worse example of urban mixing exists in the Los Angeles area, where contiguous urbanization exists all the way from Ventura to Banning, and from Santa Clarita Valley to San Clemente.What communities are suburbs of Los Angeles, and which ones of Santa Ana?The whole CMSA is about 6.8 million people, but it goes all the way east to places like Fairfield and as far south as Watsonville.I do know that if you live in Berkeley, you usually can't pick up San Jose TV stations with rabbit ears because the Berkeley Hills tend to hamper the reception.The area of Sunnyvale, Cupertino is probably considered "the Valley", and SJ is just San Jose.