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Introduction to Daly City, California

 

Daly City is a coastal community located at the northernmost edge of San Mateo County. Sharing a common border with the City/County of San Francisco, Daly City is known as the “Gateway to the Peninsula.” The City’s area extends from the Pacific Ocean on the west and nearly to San Francisco Bay on the east. Daly City abuts on San Bruno Mountain, a State and County Park which features the highest peak in the area’s hilly terrain.

Daly City is one of the few majority Asian-American cities in the continental United States.

The first non-native American settlement of the area now occupied by Daly City started in the 1850s. The city was incorporated in 1911, and was named after John Daly, a prominent area businessman.

Daly City Overview

History

History Of Daly City

Much of Daly City occupies what were original Spanish land grants, largely unoccupied in the years that followed the sighting of San Francisco Bay by members of an exploratory party led by Gaspar de Portola in 1769. A military post, the Presidio, was established near the entrance to the bay, and with a mission founded near a small lake in the center of what became San Francisco, European settlers inhabited this north peninsula.

 

In the early 1850’s a few settlers claimed lands on the old Spanish grants. Among the first was a blacksmith named Robert Thornton, who set up business near the south end of San Francisco’s Lake Merced. He was of Irish extraction, as were most of the early score or so of settlers nearby. A moment of fame occurred when a duel between two prominent California political leaders was fought not too far from the county line. David Broderick, U.S. senator from California, and David Terry, former chief justice of the State of California, engaged in a period of insults over the role of California as a free or slave state. Their arguments set up two camps in San Francisco, and the duel was considered at the time to be the “first shot to the Civil War.”

In the early 1860’s a railroad ran south to San Jose, passing around the westerly edge of Daly’s ranch. Stores, hotels, butcher shops, and other businesses blossomed at the bottom of the hill, a cluster of activity that embraced a new schoolhouse, railway station, and a Catholic church. The north peninsula was growing in population. Many of the newcomers were Italians, who managed to grow crops where others had failed. By the early 1890’s streetcars were running from San Francisco to communities as far south as San Mateo, coming right over Daly’s Hill, as a stop was appropriately named. Daly moved into San Francisco in 1885, seeking better schooling for his children, but maintained his business at the “top-of-the-hill.” He helped establish a bank in the new community, donated funds for the first library, and was a political leader

He subdivided his property in 1907, and streets were quickly laid out. Many of the original houses were dragged out from mass refugee camps on public lands in San Francisco. A drayer named H.H. Smith bought a number of 14′ x 20′ temporary houses, dragged them out and set them on inexpensive lots on many locations across the county line.

Prior to the earthquake, dog racing was a big attraction, with trains and streetcars bringing thousands to the sparsely-populated hills of the area across the county line. Boxing matches were held in quickly-built arenas near the edge of San Francisco, where gambling was less restricted than in the City.

Now the pressure to become a city was growing, and by 1911 there was sufficient support to incorporate. By a slim margin a new town was voted into San Mateo County. It was named Daly City, in honor of the residents’ good friend John Daly.

Streets were paved, sewers and a water system were introduced, police and fire protection became a reality, and Daly City was on its way. More schools were built, the city council erected a City Hall half a block away from Daly’s former dairy ranch, and other subdivisions began to fill in the gap tooth’s with new housing.

Prior to the earthquake, dog racing was a big attraction, with trains and streetcars bringing thousands to the sparsely-populated hills of the area across the county line. Boxing matches were held in quickly-built arenas near the edge of San Francisco, where gambling was less restricted than in the City.

After World War II moderate-cost housing began in Daly City as well as in most other Bay Area communities. A San Francisco builder, Henry Doelger, purchased some 600 acres of sand dunes and cabbage patches that occupied much of the land between the original Daly City’s westerly edge to the ocean. He built a community called Westlake, which was annexed to Daly City in 1948

He doubled his land purchases and continued building west and south. An earlier settlement, Broadmoor Village, had been under construction for some years but was not part of any Daly City annexation. Other builders contributed thousands of homes and satellite shopping centers. A huge hospital, Seton Medical Center, came originally from San Francisco as Mary’s Help Hospital and is now a prominent landmark on the Daly City scene. Regional shopping centers link St. Francis Height and Serramonte subdivisions.

Outside the War Memorial Building on Mission Street there is a mission bell commemorating the original route of El Camino Real, “The King’s Highway,” which has not changed by more than a few feet from the original dirt path used by the padres and soldiers more than 200 years ago.

 

 

Daly City

Community, Schools and City Links

Daly City Chamber Of Commerce

http://www.dccchamber.org/

MISSION STATEMENT – The role of the Daly City/Colma Chamber of Commerce shall be to encourage business development and networking, providing members with useful information and services. The Chamber shall take a leadership role in promoting economic, professional, commercial and civic vitality for our communities, while seeking to preserve the unique qualities that are good for business and make Daly City and Colma very special places to live work and do business.

NEWSLETTERS – http://www.dccchamber.org/Newsletters.php

EVENTS – http://www.dccchamber.org/Calendar.php

RESOURCES – http://www.dccchamber.org/Resources.php

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/DCCChamber/

TWITTER – https://twitter.com/dccchamber

INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/dalycitycolmachamber/

 

Daly City Public Schools

Bayshore Elementary
155 Oriente St.
ZIP: 94014
Primary
Total Enrollment 200
Garnet J. Robertson Intermediate
1 Martin St.
ZIP: 94014
Middle
Total Enrollment 178
George Washington Elementary
251 Whittier St.
ZIP: 94014
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Jefferson High
6996 Mission St.
ZIP: 94014
High
Total Enrollment 1135
John F. Kennedy Elementary
785 Price St.
ZIP: 94014
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Panorama Elementary
25 Bellevue Ave.
ZIP: 94014
Primary
Total Enrollment 106
Susan B. Anthony Elementary
575 Abbot Ave.
ZIP: 94014
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle
550 E. Market St.
ZIP: 94014
Middle
Total Enrollment 696
Thornton High
115 First Ave.
ZIP: 94014
High
Total Enrollment 181
Woodrow Wilson Elementary
43 Miriam St.
ZIP: 94014
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Daniel Webster Elementary
425 El Dorado Dr.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Fernando Rivera Intermediate
1255 S.gate Ave.
ZIP: 94015
Middle
Total Enrollment 477
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Elementary
1200 Skyline Dr.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Junipero Serra Elementary
151 Victoria St.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary
305 E.moor Ave.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary
725 S.gate Ave.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Skyline Elementary
55 Christen Ave.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Summit Public School: Shasta
350 90th St.
ZIP: 94015
High
Total Enrollment 220
Thomas Edison Elementary
1267 S.gate Ave.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Westlake Elementary
80 Fieldcrest Dr.
ZIP: 94015
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Westmoor High
131 W.moor Ave.
ZIP: 94015
High
Total Enrollment 1690

Daly City Private Schools

Bridgemont High School
444 E Market St
ZIP: 94014
Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
Our Lady Perpetual Help School
80 Wellington Ave
ZIP: 94014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 240
The Hilldale School
79 Florence St
ZIP: 94014
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
Our Lady Of Mercy School
7 Elmwood Dr
ZIP: 94015
Elementary
Total Enrollment 410
Spectrum Center – Dale City
60 Christopher Court Ste C
ZIP: 94015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 43

Mussel Rock Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Daly City, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/mussel-rock-trail?ref=result-card

 

Thornton Beach Trail is a 1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Daly City, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/thornton-beach-trail?ref=result-card

 

Phillip Burton Memorial Beach is a 0.8 mile out and back trail located near Daly City, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/phillip-burton-memorial-beach?ref=result-card

 

Gellert Park Loop is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Daly City, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/gellert-park-loop?ref=result-card

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