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A little about San Diego:

Nestled in San Diego Bay, the City of San Diego, CA is a mere 23 miles north of the US-Mexico border. Featuring the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, the Chargers, the Padres, world-class resorts and hotels, enchanting views of the ocean, surfing and many other activities - What's not to like about San Diego?

Early History

San Diego was the first area Europeans visited on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In 1542, Juan Cabrillo, having landed at San Diego Bay, claimed the entire area for Spain. The Presidio and Mission of San Diego, founded in 1769, made up the earliest known European settlement in the area. In 1821, San Diego became part of Mexico, and in 1850, became part of the United States following the admission of California as a state.


Historically tuna fishing and canning was one of San Diego's major industries, and although the American tuna fishing fleet is no longer based in San Diego, seafood companies Bumble Bee Foods and Chicken of the Sea are still headquartered there.

Today, the city hosts several major producers of wireless cellular technology. Qualcomm was founded and is headquartered in San Diego, and still is the largest private-sector technology employer (excluding hospitals) in San Diego County. Other wireless industry manufacturers headquartered here include Nokia, LG Electronics, Kyocera International., Cricket Communications and Novatel Wireless.

The presence of the University of California, San Diego and other research institutions has helped to fuel biotechnology growth. In June 2004, San Diego was ranked the top biotech cluster in the United States by the Milken Institute. In 2013, San Diego has the second largest biotech cluster in the United States, below the Boston area and above the San Francisco Bay Area. There are more than 400 biotechnology companies in the area. In particular, the La Jolla and nearby Sorrento Valley areas are home to offices and research facilities for numerous biotechnology companies. Major biotechnology companies like Neurocrine Biosciences and Nventa Biopharmaceuticals are headquartered in San Diego, while many biotech and pharmaceutical companies, such as BD Biosciences, Biogen Idec, Integrated DNA Technologies, Merck, Pfizer, Élan, Celgene, and Vertex, have offices or research facilities in San Diego. There are also several non-profit biotech and health care institutes, such as the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the Scripps Research Institute, the West Wireless Health Institute and the Sanford-Burnham Institute. San Diego is also home to more than 140 contract research organizations (CROs) that provide a variety of contract services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

San Diego is a vibrant, innovative city with some of the most interesting attractions anywhere in the world. In 2010, the Office of Economic Development designated San Diego as an iHub Innovation Center for collaboration potentially between wireless and life sciences, citing the area's wireless business, pharmaceutical research and start-ups for medical devices and diagnostics.

When it comes to fun and excitement, San Diego boasts an amazing variety of things to do and see. Some of the latest are: Aquatica San Diego: This new SeaWorld water park opened in June 2013 and features exciting waterslides, a sandy beach and up-close animal encounters. SeaWorld's Madagascar Live: Operations Vacation: This is an original live musical show featuring the characters from the Madagascar movie. Conrad Presbyterian Australian Outback at the San Diego Zoo: Opened in May 2013, the exhibit showcases some of the wonders from the land down under including wombats, kookaburras and the largest koala colony outside of Australia. LEGO® Legends of Chima Water Park: The new 4-D movie at LEGOLAND California is a wild chase through the imaginary land of Chima.


The city is governed by a mayor and a 9-member city council. In 2006, the city's form of government changed from a council–manager government to a strong mayor government. The mayor is pretty much the chief executive officer of the city, while the council is the legislative body. The City of San Diego is responsible for police, public safety, streets, water and sewer service, planning and zoning, and similar services within its borders.

The members of the city council are each elected from single member districts within the city. The mayor and city attorney are elected directly by the voters of the entire city. The mayor, city attorney, and council members are elected to four-year terms, with a two-term limit. Elections are held on a non-partisan basis per California state law; nevertheless, most officeholders do identify themselves as either Democrats or Republicans.

San Diego is part of San Diego County, and includes all or part of supervisorial districts 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Other county officers elected in part by city residents include the Sheriff, District Attorney, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk, and Treasurer/Tax Collector.

Areas of the city immediately adjacent to San Diego Bay, known as tidelands, are administered by the Port of San Diego This quasi-governmental agency owns all the property in the tidelands and is responsible for its land use planning, policing, and similar functions.

San Diego is a member of the regional planning agency San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).

Public schools within the city are managed and funded by independent school districts.

Auto Transport

If you are considering a move to or from San Diego, you’ll more than likely need to ship one or more of your autos. We’ll provide you with a "No Cost" estimate. When you are ready to ship, we will provide you with up to ten free quotes from ten different auto shipping companies. In fact, you can fill out one convenient form right here on our website and we’ll get you the quotes you need when you decide to ship your car, truck, motorcycle, ATV or even your RV. SMB Auto Transport is here to make your transition a little smoother.

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