Palo Alto, California

city in Santa Clara County, California, United States
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Palo Alto is a city in the American state of California in Santa Clara County that has a population of about 55,000 people. It is in the region called Silicon Valley and close to Stanford University. It is the home of many innovators and entrepreneurs. "Palo Alto" means tall tree in Spanish after a famous redwood that was struck down by lightning in 1955. A diverse population thrives in a city known for its schools, churches, restaurants and mild climate.

Palo Alto is where Apple CEO, Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011.