San Diego County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the State of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,095,313, making it the second-most populous county in California and the fifth-most populous in the United States. Its county seat is San Diego, the eighth-most populous city in the United States. It is the south-westernmost county in the 48 contiguous United States.
San Diego County comprises the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also part of the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area shared between the United States and Mexico.
San Diego County has 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. Most of the county has a mild Mediterranean climate to semiarid climate, though there are mountains that receive frost and snow in the wintertime.
There are also 16 naval and military installations of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard in San Diego County. These include the Naval Base San Diego, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and Naval Air Station North Island.
Arising from an effort by the state government to identify regional economies, San Diego County and Imperial County are part of the Southern Border Region, one of nine such regions. As a regional economy, the Southern Border Region is the smallest but most economically diverse region in the state. However, the two counties maintain weak relations and have little in common aside from their common border.
From north to south, San Diego County extends from the southern borders of Orange County and Riverside County to the Mexico–United States border and Baja California. From west to east, San Diego County stretches from the Pacific Ocean to its boundary with Imperial County. (Full article...)
The San Diego Chargers
are a professional football team
based in San Diego
. They are currently members of the Western Division of the American Football Conference
(AFC) in the National Football League
(NFL). The club began play in 1960
as a charter member of the American Football League
. The club spent its first season in Los Angeles, California
before moving to San Diego in 1961. The Chargers play their home games at Qualcomm Stadium
. The Chargers are the only team to start a season 0–4 and make the playoffs in 1992
, and the only team to start a season 4–8 and make the playoffs in 2008
. The Chargers won one AFL title in 1963
and reached the AFL playoffs five times and the AFL Championship four times before joining the NFL (1970
) as part of the AFL-NFL Merger
. In the 34 years since then, the Chargers have made ten trips to the playoffs and four appearances in the AFC Championship game. At the end of the 1994 season
, the Chargers faced the San Francisco 49ers
in Super Bowl XXIX
and fell 49–26. The Chargers have six players and one coach enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
in Canton, Ohio
: wide receiver Lance Alworth
-1970), defensive end Fred Dean
), quarterback Dan Fouts
), head coach/general manager Sid Gillman
), wide receiver Charlie Joiner
), offensive lineman Ron Mix
(1960–1969) and tight end Kellen Winslow