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This city initially was known for it's vast open space and fertile soil, which made the area ideal for fruit orchards. By 1940, some of the area was used to support the war effort. Sunnyvale is home to the Moffett Naval Air Station and Lockheed Missiles & Space Company.

Sunnyvale is the home of some of the nation's most successful businesses, quality parks and a Public Safety Department that brings together fire and police functions for efficient and successful safety.

Advertised as “the City of Destiny” with a population of over 131,000, and a median income of approximately $74,000, Sunnyvale combines the advantages of an attractive suburban residential setting, a diverse population, metropolitan cultural opportunities and a dynamic economic base that includes technology, biotech, aerospace, communications, and manufacturing. A prototype Pong game set up at Andy Capp’s Bar on El Camino Real started the computer game craze and Sunnyvale native Steve Wozniak’s Apple introduced the first personal computer.