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Ah well. It seems that nobody outside of California knows that San Jose is actually bigger than San Francisco. You probably got lumped in with San Francisco, along with Sebastopol, which is even further away on the other side. People outside of California also assume that Silicon Valley would naturally want to be associated with San Francisco. I haven't found that to be the case anywhere south of, say, Palo Alto, which seems to be the city that most wants to think of itself as in the middle, independent from both the San Jose and San Francisco spheres of influence.

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