Offical nickname. Nickname comes from the discovery of gold there in 1848 and for fields of golden poppies that bloom each spring there.
The Californian flag was designed and risen in 1846 by a group of American settlers revolting against Mexican rule.
Also the Southern Pacific in the US and the Orient Express in Eurasia
Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon respectively
Headquarters of a 23 campus system
Headquarters of a 10 campus system boasting more than 191,000 students