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Pacheco
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5. 
37.98756 N, 122.06230 W.  ZIP 94553.
Unincorporated town in Contra Costa County southeast of Martinez.
Access from Hwy 4 or Hwy 680.
Population (1990): 3,325.

Pacheco Creek
See Pacheco Slough.

Pacheco Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5 (as "Pacheco Creek").  Extends from south shore of Suisun Bay east of Martinez south almost to Hwy 4 near Buchanan FieldGrayson Creek and Walnut Creek flow into this slough.

Pacific Recreation Complex
San Leandro city facility at Teagarden St & Marina Blvd.  http://www.ci.san-leandro.ca.us/slparkspacific.html
Lighted fields and courts for organized softball, high school football, little league baseball, soccer practice, and tennis. Ticket booth and 2 concessions.

Pacific Refinery
At northern tip of Hercules on San Pablo Bay, just south of Lone Tree Point.
Built in 1966, and closed in 1995.  Efforts are now underway to develop the land for housing and other purposes.

Pack Rat Trail
Two parallel trails in Tilden Nature Area.  See Lower Pack Rat Trail and Upper Pack Rat Trail.

Padre
Reservable picnic site on South Park Dr in Tilden Regional Park, with parking and restrooms.

Palma Ceia Park
Park in Hayward at 27600 Decatur Way.
Picnic facilities, play area, lawns, recreation center building with snack bar and meeting rooms, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Palma Ceia School
Public elementary school in Hayward.
27679 Melbourne Ave, Hayward CA 94545.  Tel: (510) 293-8512.  Fax: (510) 783-2836.

Palmer School for Boys & Girls
Private elementary school in unincorporated Contra Costa County between Hwy 680 and Heather Farms Park.
2740 Jones Rd, Walnut Creek CA 94596.  Tel: (925) 934-4888.

Palm Tract
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  A-2. 
Delta island (with Orwood Tract), protected by levees, in Contra Costa County, bounded by Rock Slough on the north, Old River on the east, the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad tracks on the south, and Werner Dredger Cut on the west.
Access by Orwood Rd from Byron Hwy near Brentwood.

Palomares Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  C-5. 
Flows from southwest side of Sunol Ridge (west of Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park) northwestward to join with Eden Canyon and become San Lorenzo Creek.

Palomares Hills Park
Park in unincorporated area east of Castro Valley, at Villareal Dr & Laurelwood Dr.
Picnic facilities, group picnic area, play area, ball fields, soccer fields, lawns, par course, snack bar, restrooms.
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Palos Colorados Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-2,3.
Hiking/equestrian trail in Joaquin Miller Park, along Palo Seco Creek.

Palo Seco Creek
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  B-2,3.
Flows from Joaquin Miller Park westward to join Shepherd Creek, forming Sausal Creek in Dimond Canyon.

Palos Verdes Mall
Shopping center in Walnut Creek at Pleasant Hill Rd & Camino Verde.

Panorama Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail (hiking/equestrian only for part of its length) in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Papa Bear Hill
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-3.
At end of Pereira Trail in Briones Regional Park.
Site of Briones Reservoir View Point.

Parchester Marsh
At south end of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Parchester Park
Richmond city park at Collins Ave & Williams Dr, south of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.

Park Boulevard Creek
Originally flowed from area near Oakland High School into San Antonio Slough (now Lake Merritt) near present intersection of Park Blvd & Wayne Pl E. Now flows entirely in underground storm drains under Park Blvd.

Park Boulevard Playground
Oakland city playground adjacent to Park Boulevard Plaza.

Park Boulevard Plaza
Oakland city park at 2300 Park Blvd.

Park Day School
Private elementary school in Oakland.
370 43rd St, Oakland CA 94609.  Tel: (510) 653-0317.

Park in Rheem Valley, The
Shopping center at Center St & Park St in Moraga.

Park Junior High School
Public junior high school in Antioch.
1 Spartan Way, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-5314.

Parkmead Elementary School
Public elementary school in Saranap, an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County between Lafayette and Walnut Creek.
1920 Magnolia Way, Walnut Creek CA 94595.  Tel: (925) 944-6858.

Parkmont Elementary School
Public elementary school in Fremont.
2601 Parkside Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 793-7492.
Fremont Unified School District.

Park School
Public year round elementary school in Hayward.
411 Larchmont Ave, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 293-8515.  Fax: (510) 782-0789.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with play area, ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.

Parkside Drive Park
Berkeley city park at Parkside Dr & Plaza Dr.

Parkside Elementary School
Public elementary school in Pittsburg.
985 W 17th St, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4340.

Parkview
Reservable picnic site in Temescal Regional Recreation Area.

Parkway Golf Course
Thomas 1997  p.753  C-5.
3400 Stevenson Blvd, Fremont CA 94538.  Tel: (510) 656-6862.

Parr-Rich Canal
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.608  F-2.
Small, short channel extending north from Harbor Channel in Richmond Inner Harbor.

Parsons Park
Thomas 1997  p.691  J-2.
Undeveloped park site in Castro Valley at Almond Rd & Ewing Rd.

Paseo Padre Center
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-1.
Shopping center in Fremont at Paseo Padre Pky & Fremont Blvd.

Paso Nogal Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.591  J-3  and  p.592  A-3.
Pleasant Hill city park at Paso Nogal & Primrose Dr.

Patten Academy of Christian Education
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-6.
Private primary, middle, and high school in Oakland, founded in 1945 by Dr Bebe Patten. Affiliated with Patten College and the Church of God (Cleveland TN).
2433 Coolidge Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 533-8300.

Patten College
Thomas 1997  p.650  C-6 (not marked).
Religious college affiliated with the Church of God (Cleveland TN). Also has a Denver campus.
2433 Coolidge Ave, Oakland CA 94601.  Tel: (510) 533-8300.  http://www.diac.com/~patten/

Patterson Creek
Thomas 1997  p.751  FG-2 (unmarked).
Only small remnants of this creek remain, such as this one forming a distorted bend just south of Alameda Creek. Presumably the course of this creek was eliminated during the engineering of Alameda Creek as a storm channel.

Patterson Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  E-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Fremont.
35521 Cabrillo Dr, Fremont CA 94536.  Tel: (510) 793-3010.
Fremont Unified School District.

Patterson House
Thomas 1997  p.752  D-3.
Home of the Patterson family on their ranch. Now restored in Ardenwood Regional Preserve and used for various activities recreating Victorian life. George Washington Patterson came to California in the gold rush. With his family, he settled in the area that is now northwestern Fremont in 1854, draining and clearing wetlands and shorelands. The house was built in 1856 as the centerpiece of what became a 3,000-acre farm called Ardenwood (presumably a Shakespearean reference). The house was expanded in 1880. The present Ardenwood Preserve includes only 205 acres of the ranch, which extended into the present Coyote Hills Regional Park. Most of the land was subdivided.

Patterson Park
Thomas 1997  p.752  E-3.
Fremont city park at Cabral Dr & Angeles Ave.

Patterson Pass
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-1.  Thomas 1997  p.697  D-7 (unmarked).
Route over hills between Livermore and Tracy in the Central Valley. The high point on Patterson Pass Rd. Since Hwy 580 was constructed, Altamont Pass (not far to the north) has been by far the most heavily traveled route across these hills.

Patterson Reservoir
Thomas 1997  p.696  H-6 (unlabeled).
Small reservoir on the South Bay Aqueduct east of Livermore, just north of Patterson Pass Rd.

Patterson Run
DeLorme Northern California  p.106  C-2.  Thomas 1997  p.698  A-5.
Creek flowing northwest from Patterson Pass to vanish in the Central Valley.

Paul Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.69  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.630  H-1.
Orinda city park at Camino Pablo & Brookwood Rd.

Peach Tree Springs
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-4.
Multiple springs on slope northwest of Olofson Ridge in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed from Red Rd.

Peak Meadow Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Peak Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail (hiking/equestrian only for a short distance on each side of Mission Peak) in Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

Pelican
Reservable picnic site in Doolittle area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Pelican Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Pelton Center
Thomas 1997  p.691  A-1.
Shopping center in San Leandro on Pelton Cir between Washington Ave & E 14th St.

Penitencia Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.115  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.815  BC-5.
Originates in the hills east of San Jose and flows generally westward through Alum Rock Park and Penitencia Creek County Park before being diverted into Coyote Creek where Berryessa Rd crosses it. This portion of the creek is known as Upper Penitencia Creek. Much of the creek's course through San Jose has been buried in storm drains. Lower Penitencia Creek emerges near E Capitol Ave at the Milpitas border and flows briefly westward then northward and into Coyote Creek just south of the Alameda County border. Most of the course of Lower Penitencia Creek has been altered in storm channels. The name is said to come from an old adobe house near the creek that was used for confessions.

Penke
See Christian Penke Park.

People's Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.68  C-7 (unmarked).  Thomas 1997  p.629  J-2 (unmarked).
Most of the block in Berkeley bounded by Telegraph Ave, Dwight Way, Bowditch St, and Haste St (except for the businesses along Telegraph Ave).  In 1967, the University of California - Berkeley purchased this land for future use as playing fields and parking lots.  After the longtime residents moved out, most of the houses were rented to UC students, many becoming communal households.  During finals week in 1968, the renters were evicted and the houses were torn down.  There were charges that the University was acting primarily because many student activists lived in the block, an idea that seemed to be confirmed when UC left the lot vacant and unimproved for the next year.  UC claimed that the land was now slated for new student dormitories, but in the meantime it was being used as an unofficial dirt parking lot.  In April 1969, some people declared the lot to be a "People's Park" and began planting flowers and vegetables and creating public facilities there.  Various public planning meetings were held, and many people from students to older residents participated in creating the park.  The University responded early on May 15 by erecting a chainlink fence around the lot and destroying the park "improvements."  A rally at Sproul Plaza on the UC campus ended with a crowd storming down Telegraph Ave to the park; police from several local jurisdictions fired teargas and buckshot into the crowd.  Dozens were injured and one man watching from a rooftop was killed by police buckshot (they claimed that he had thrown a brick at them).  Governor Ronald Reagan banned all public assemblies in Berkeley, and on May 17 the California National Guard was sent into Berkeley to maintain order, establishing their headquarters behind the chainlink fence on People's Park.  On May 20, a National Guard helicopter dropped a chemical agent on a demonstration in Sproul Plaza.  Eventually, the University and the city of Berkeley reached an agreement to allow the park to exist.  The struggle has continued off and on over the years, with sporadic UC attempts to develop the site generally defeated, although volleyball courts have been built on the site, and various "people's" improvements such as a free food distribution center have been ejected.

Peppertree Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.715  F-1.
Shopping center in Livermore at E Stanley Blvd & Murrieta Blvd.

Pepper Tree School
Thomas 1997  p.695  G-7 (unmarked).
Private school in Livermore.
714 Junction Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-0264.

Peralta Community College District
333 E 8th St, Oakland CA 94606.  Tel: (510) 466-7200.  http://www.peralta.cc.ca.us/
Created in November 1963 by a vote of the residents of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, and Piedmont, officially coming into existence in July 1964. The name was chosen because the cities of the district are all located on the 1820 land grant of Luis Maria Peralta. It took over the Laney and Merritt campuses of the former Oakland City College. The new College of Alameda campus was opened in June 1970. Vista College has had a troubled existence but is currently operating in Berkeley.

Peralta Creek
Thomas 1997  p.670  D-1.
Flows from the area south of Joaquin Miller Park southwest to Hamilton Junior High School and then south into East Creek Slough and hence into San Leandro Bay. For much of its course, the creek is now in culverts and underground storm drains. Tributaries include Harrington Avenue Branch, Laguna Branch, Curran Branch, and Berlin Branch.

Peralta Hacienda Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  D-6.
Oakland city park at 34th Ave & Paxton Ave. Site of the original adobe home on the Peraltas' Rancho San Antonio, the first permanent European settlement in the East Bay after Mission San José. Built in the 1820s, the adobe was torn down in 1897. Some of its bricks are in a building in Dimond Park and in a home at 384 W Estudillo Ave in San Leandro. The creek in this park is an artificial one, created by diverting some of the water from the real Peralta Creek in a culvert below.

Peralta Park
Thomas 1997  p.649  H-5.
Oakland city park along the Lake Merritt channel between 12th St and 10th St.

Peralta Year-Round School
Thomas 1997  p.629  H-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
460 63rd St, Oakland CA 94609.  Tel: (510) 879-1450.
Oakland Unified School District.

Pereira Cove
Thomas Contra Costa  p.42  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.610  G-1.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  FG-4.
On north shore of Briones Reservoir.

Pereira Creek
Thomas 1997  p.590  FG-2 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  F-2.
Short creek flowing southwest into Pinole Creek, just west of intersection of Alhambra Valley Rd and Bear Creek Rd.
Pereira Rd (called Pereira Ranch Rd on some maps) runs through the valley of Pereira Creek near its intersection with Alhambra Valley Rd.

Pereira Fire Road
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-4.
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) extending from Bear Creek Rd down to Pereira Cove on East Bay Municipal Utility District lands.

Pereira Trail
Thomas Contra Costa  p.45  A-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.590  H-6 (unlabeled).  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  G-3.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.

Peres Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.37  C-1 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.588  F-5 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Richmond.
719 5th St, Richmond CA 94801.  Tel: (510) 232-4543.

Perkins Canyon
Thomas Contra Costa  p.80  C-5.  Thomas 1997  p.614  D-7.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  J-5.
Creek flowing from southeast slope of North Peak in Mt. Diablo State Park generally eastward to enter Marsh Creek just east of the park.

Perry Field
Wedding site in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland.

Persimmon Camp
One of three reservable group campsites at Camp Ohlone.

Phoenix High School
Thomas 1997  p.715  E-2 (as "Vineyard Alt HS").
Public high school in Livermore. Phoenix shares campus and principal with Vineyard Alternative High School and Vineyard Elementary School.
543 Sonoma Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4740.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/Schools/Phoenix/phoenix.html
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

PhotoCentral
Thomas 1997  p.712  A-1 (unmarked).
Darkrooms and other facilities for classes and individual work by photographers. Instructors on staff.
1099 E St (lower level), Hayward CA 94541.  Tel: (510) 881-6721. 
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.

Pickleweed
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Pickleweed Park
Thomas 1997  p.587  A-1.
San Rafael city park at Spinnaker Point Dr & Railroad Ave.

Pickleweed Trail
Unpaved multiuse trail in Martinez Regional Shoreline.

Piedmont Avenue School
Thomas 1997  p.629  J-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
4314 Piedmont Ave, Oakland CA 94611.  Tel: (510) 879-1460. 
Oakland Unified School District.

Piedmont Meadows
In Redwood Regional Park, near intersections of Stream Trail with Chown Trail and Lupine Trail.

Piedmont Park
Thomas 1997  p.650  B-1.
Piedmont city park at Piedmont Ct & Highland Ave.  Tel: (510) 420-3050.
The original mineral-spring resort area that later became the city of Piedmont was known as Piedmont Park.

Piedmont Pines
Thomas 1997  p.650  G-1.
Neighborhood of Oakland between Montclair and Redwood Regional Park.

Piedmont Stables
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-3.
At edge of Redwood Regional Park, at Monteiro Trail & Redwood Rd according to the park map, or near Redwood Rd & Skyline Dr according to the trail map cited above.
6525 Redwood Rd, Oakland CA 94619.  Tel: (510) 531-9944.

Pigg Trail
East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  E-4.
Short unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands on south slope of Sather Canyon, extending from Sobrante Rd to Upper Lake Rd and Lower Lake Rd.

Pine Canyon
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  AB-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.76  E-6.  Thomas 1997  p.633  DE-2,3.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  E-5 to F-6.
Upper valley of Pine Creek in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Pine Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  A-5.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.76  DE-6.  Thomas 1997  p.633  B-1.  Mount Diablo Trail Map  D-3.
Flows from southwestern Mt. Diablo State Park northwest and north through Walnut Creek, then northwest again through Concord, disappearing near the intersection of Willow Pass Rd & Hwy 242, presumably flowing into Walnut Creek.

Pine Hollow Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.53  B-2 (as "Int").  Thomas 1997  p.593  F-7 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Concord.
5522 Pine Hollow Rd, Concord CA 94521.  Tel: (925) 672-5444.

Pinehurst Gate Staging Area
Entrance to Redwood Regional Park from Pinehurst Rd. Parking. Access to East Ridge Trail.

Pine Meadows Golf Course
Thomas Contra Costa  p.10  D-7.  Thomas 1997  p.571  H-7.
451 Vine Hill Way, Martinez CA 94553.  Tel: (925) 228-2881.

Pine Pond
Thomas 1997  p.633  D-2 (unlabeled).  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-6.
On Pine Creek in Pine Canyon in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed by Stage Rd.

Pine Ridge
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  B-6.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.78  E-1.  Thomas 1997  p.633  C-2 to D-3.  Mt. Diablo Trail Map  F-6.
Ridge south of Pine Pond in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed by Wall Point Rd.

Pines
Picnic site in Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area.

Pines, The
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unlabeled)  and  C-10 (inset).
Picnic area on Summit Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park.

Pine Tree Trail
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.43  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.591  D-3,4.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  H-2.
Unpaved multiuse trail in Briones Regional Park.
(2) East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-5.
Hiking trail in Tilden Nature Area.

Pine Valley Middle School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.117  C-4 (as "Int").  Thomas 1997  p.673  G-7 (as "Int").
Public middle (6-8) school in San Ramon. Formerly Pine Valley Intermediate School.
3000 Pine Valley Rd, San Ramon CA 94583.   Tel: (925) 803-7420. 
San Ramon Valley Unified School District.

Pinewood Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  A-7.  Thomas 1997  p.592  A-5.
Pleasant Hill city park on Maureen Ln near Lockwood Ln.

Pinole Creek
Thomas 1997  p.569  E-3.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  CD-1.
Flows from just west of Briones Regional Park into San Pablo Bay near northern border of Pinole.

Pinole Junior High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  D-4 (as "Jr. H.S.").  Thomas 1997  p.569  D-5 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in Pinole.
1575 Mann Dr, Pinole CA 94564.  Tel: (510) 724-4042.

Pinole Park
See Pinole Valley Park.

Pinole Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-3.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.1  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.568  F-3.
On San Pablo Bay northwest of Richmond, inside Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
Access by trail or by van shuttle from Shoreline parking lot.
Fishing pier.  From 1880 to 1960, explosives were shipped from an older pier here.

Pinole Ridge
Thomas Contra Costa  p.5  B-5.  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  D-1.
Between Pinole Creek and Refugio Creek.

Pinole Valley Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.569  F-5.
Shopping center at Pinole Valley Rd & Hwy 80 in Pinole.

Pinole Valley High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.569  F-6.
Public high school in Pinole.
2900 Pinole Valley Rd, Pinole CA 94564.  Tel: (510) 758-4664.

Pinole Valley Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.39  B-1 (as "Pinole Park").  Thomas 1997  p.569  G-7 (as "Pinole Park").  East Bay Hills Northern Trail Map  C-2.
Pinole city park along Pinole Valley Rd (which becomes Alhambra Valley Rd just east of the Pinole city limits).

Pinole Vista Center
Thomas Contra Costa  p.2  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.569  D-6.
Shopping center at Appian Way & Fitzgerald Dr in Pinole.  Tel: (510) 262-9569.

Pintail
Reservable picnic site in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.

Pinto Ranch Recreation Area
Thomas 1997  p.650  H-5.
Oakland city recreation area at Redwood Rd & Crestmont Dr.

Pioneer
Reservable picnic site in Garin Regional Park.

Pioneer Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.752  A-1 (unlabeled).
Public elementary (K-4) school in Union City.
32737 Bel Aire St, Union City CA 94587.  Tel: (510) 487-4530.  Fax: (510) 487-0313.  http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/Pioneer/pioneer.index.html
New Haven Unified School District.

Pioneer Horse Camp
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-6 (unlabeled)  and  D-9 (inset).
Reservable campground in Mt. Diablo State Park outfitted for equestrian groups.

Pioneer Trail
Hiking/equestrian trail in Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park. Access from High Ridge Loop Trail or Meyers Ranch Trail.

Pipeline Trail
Unpaved fire road and hiking/equestrian trail (permit required) in East Bay Municipal Utility District lands on northeast slope of San Pablo Ridge near Orinda Horse Corral.

Piper Slough
Thomas Contra Costa  p.29  A-3.  Thomas 1997  p.577  F-1.
Extends from False River to Sand Mound Slough.
Once separated Jersey Island and Bethel Island from the now-flooded Franks Tract.
Birding by Richmond, p. 35.

Pirate Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-6.  Thomas 1997  p.754  DE-4.
Originates on the north slopes of Mission Peak and flows northward and then eastward into Alameda Creek.

Pittsburg High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  D-2.  Thomas 1997  p.574  E-3.
Public high school in Pittsburg.
250 School St, Pittsburg CA 94565.  Tel: (925) 473-4100.

Pittsburg Landing
Thomas Contra Costa  p.19  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.574  J-2.
On New York Slough near Waterfront Rd & E 3rd St in Pittsburg.

Pittsburg Marina
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-6,7.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  D-5,6.  Thomas 1997  p.574  E-1.
On New York Slough in northwestern Pittsburg.
Access from Marina Blvd or Sea Point Way.

Pittsburg Pier
Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  C-4.  Thomas 1997  p.554  D-7.
On Sacramento River in Riverview Park in Pittsburg.
Access from Bay Side Dr.
Fishing pier.

Pittsburg Point
Thomas Contra Costa  p.19  B-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.574  H-2 (unlabeled).
On south shore of New York Slough, just west of Pittsburg Landing, opposite the mouth of Middle Slough.

Pittsburg Water Treatment Plant
Thomas Contra Costa  p.18  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.574  B-5.
At west end of Olympia Dr in Pittsburg.

Plateau, The
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  C-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.609  B-6 (unlabeled).
A slightly elevated area of landfill north of the Golden Gate Fields parking lot in Albany, at the east end of The Bulb.

Plaza at Bishop Ranch
Thomas 1997  p.673  D-3.
Shopping center in San Ramon at Hwy 680 & Bollinger Canyon Rd.

Plaza 580
Thomas 1997  p.696  A-5.
Shopping center at 1st St exit from Hwy 580 in Livermore.

Plaza Park
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.609  A-1.
Richmond city park at Berk Ave & 47th St.
(2)
Thomas 1997  p.752  H-5.
Small Fremont city park at east end of Madera Ct.

Plaza Ygnacio Martinez Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.F  C-5 (as "Pk").  Thomas 1997  p.571  D-3.
Martinez city park at Alhambra Ave & Henrietta St.

Pleasant Hill Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.46  E-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.592  A-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Pleasant Hill.
2097 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 934-3341.

Pleasant Hill Junior Academy
Thomas Contra Costa  p.44  E-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.591  J-6 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in Pleasant Hill.
796 Grayson Rd, Pleasant Hill CA 94523.  Tel: (925) 934-9261.

Pleasant Hill Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-5.
Pleasant Hill city park at Gregory Ln & S Cody Ln.

Pleasant Hill Plaza
Thomas Contra Costa  p.47  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.592  C-5.
Shopping center at Contra Costa Blvd & Gregory Ln in Pleasant Hill.

Pleasant Oak Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.49  A-2.  Thomas 1997  p.592  B-7.
Pleasant Hill city park at Monticello Ave & Hawthorne Dr.

Pleasanton Canal
Thomas 1997  p.714  BC-1.
Storm drainage canal in Pleasanton, flowing from south of Pleasanton Sports & Recreation Park westsouthwestward into Alamo Canal.

Pleasanton Middle School
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-4 (as "Mid").
Public middle school in Pleasanton. The gymnasium is operated by the city and available for rental.
5001 Case Ave, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 426-4390.
Pleasanton Unified School District.

Pleasanton Ridge
Thomas 1997  p.713  H-5.
Ridge southwest of Pleasanton, between Arroyo de la Laguna and Sinbad Creek.

Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
Thomas 1997  p.713  G-4.
Southwest of Pleasanton, this park includes 3,201 acres of wilderness and open space with very limited development. Trails extend through much of the park with water and horse water at a few locations. The Oak Tree Staging Area on Foothill Rd has the only restrooms and provides the only entrance to the park. There is no parking except on the roadside.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/pleasrig.htm

Pleasanton Senior Center
Thomas 1997  p.714  D-4,5.
Pleasanton city facility located in Centennial Park, with rentable rooms including main hall with capacity of 330 people.
5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 484-8176.

Pleasanton Sports & Recreation Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  C-1.
Pleasanton city park and recreation area, with rentable group picnic area and a variety of sports fields.
5800 Parkside Dr, Pleasanton CA 94566.  Tel: (925) 484-8335.

Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park
Thomas 1997  p.714  B-1.
Pleasanton city park at Hopyard Rd & Valley Ave.

Pleasant Valley Creek
Once flowed from area around Dracena Park in Piedmont into the northeast arm of San Antonio Slough (now Lake Merritt) in Oakland. Now flows almost entirely in storm drainage pipes under Grand Ave.

Pleasure Island Park
Thomas 1997  p.715  D-2.
Park in Livermore at Pearl Dr & Flint St.
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Plomosa Park
Thomas 1997  p.793  J-1,2.
Long narrow Fremont city park at Scott Creek Rd & Zinfandel St.

Plover
Reservable picnic site in Arrowhead Marsh area of Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline.

Plummer Creek
DeLorme Northern California  p.105  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.772  A-3.
Creek originating near Perrin Ave & Hickory St in Newark and flowing generally westward through the wetlands (now salt evaporation ponds) into the mouth of Newark Slough. This creek probably was always a waterway within the wetlands.

Poinsett Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  B-2.  Thomas 1997  p.589  B-7.
El Cerrito city park at 5611 Poinsett Ave.

Point Beenar
Thomas Contra Costa  p.19  D-7 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.575  A-2.
At southeastern tip of Winter Island, between New York Slough and San Joaquin River.

Point Carquinez
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-4.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.7  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.550  J-6,7.
East of Port Costa on Carquinez Strait.
No road access.

Point Conchal
Old name for Pinole Point.

Point Edith
See Edith Point.

Point Edith State Wildlife Area
Thomas 1997  p.552  BC-6.
Between Suisun Bay and Waterfront Rd just west of Hastings Slough in Contra Costa County.

Point Emery
Thomas 1997  p.629  D-5.
Small spit of landfill extending into San Francisco Bay near north border of Emeryville.
Parking, path, benches, view and birdwatching.
Access from frontage road west of Hwy 80 near Ashby exit.

Point Emmet
Thomas Contra Costa  p.16  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.554  E-7.
Between New York Slough and Suisun Bay.
The western tip of Browns Island.

Point Isabel
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-3.
On shore of San Francisco Bay in southern Richmond, now extensively modified by landfill. The US Postal Service bulk mail sorting facility now occupies much of the land here. At one time, the point was the site of the Vigorite Powder Company (1901 records show that the company then employed only Chinese workers).

Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
Thomas Contra Costa  p.67  B-1.  Thomas 1997  p.609  AB-4.
Access from Richmond on Central Ave from Hwy 580 or 80;  take Central west to the end, then right on Isabel St to the end.  Another parking lot is located at the north end of Rydin Rd off Central Ave.
Fishing, birdwatching, hiking trails, kite flying, picnic tables.  Dogs (except pit bulls) allowed off leash if under control.  Mudpuppies dogwash concession located near Isabel St parking lot.
In 1975, the East Bay Regional Park District acquired a 50-year lease (at no charge) from the US Postal Service to operate this shoreline park as mitigation for the USPS bulk mail center being built on landfill nearby.
East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/ptisable.htm
Birding by Richmond, p. 33.

Point Molate
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-7.  Thomas 1997  p.587  J-5.
On San Francisco Bay south of Point Orient and Point San Pablo, in Richmond.
Access by private road from Western Dr.

Point Molate Beach
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  C-7.  Thomas 1997  p.588  A-5.
Formerly part of Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot.
Future status undecided.
Access from Western Dr.

Point Molate Naval Reserve
See Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot

Point Molate Navy Fuel Depot
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  C-7.
World War II naval station.  Change to civilian status currently underway; future uses undetermined.

Point Orient
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-5.  Thomas 1997  p.587  HJ-3.
On San Francisco Bay south of Point San Pablo, in Richmond.
Access by private road from Western Dr.

Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
DeLorme Northern California  p.94  D-3.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.1  C-3.  Thomas 1997  p.568  FG-4.
Access from Richmond off Giant Hwy, just south of West County Detention Facility.
Fishing pier, picnic areas, multiuse trails, marsh, remains of Giant Powder Company (later Atlas Powder Co) operations.
Facilities for valleyball, baseball, and horseshoes.
Dogs allowed off leash away from picnic areas, beaches, wetlands, or marshes.

East Bay Regional Park Districthttp://www.ebparks.org/parks/ptpinole.htm
Birder's Guide by Westrich, p. 122.

Point Pinole Road
Paved multiuse trail in Point Pinole Regional Shoreline.
Shuttle van service (except Tues-Wed) from parking lot to fishing pier and picnic areas.

Point Potrero
See Shoal Point.

Point Richmond
(1) Thomas Contra Costa  p.34  E-7.  Thomas 1997  p.608  C-3.
Point in San Francisco Bay in Miller/Knox Regional Shoreline.  Also called Ferry Point.
In pre-bridge days, site of ferry slips for Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe and Southern Pacific railroads.
(2) Neighborhood in western Richmond, centered around Washington Ave & W Richmond Ave, corresponding approximately to the 94801 ZIP code.  This was the original settlement of Richmond.

Point San Pablo
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.587  H-2.
At boundary between San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay.
The westernmost part of Richmond.

Point San Pablo Yacht Harbor
Thomas Contra Costa  p.33  B-4.  Thomas 1997  p.587  J-2 (unlabeled).
In Richmond on San Pablo Bay just east of Point San Pablo.
Access by private road from Western Dr or Richmond Ln.
Tel:  (510) 233-3224

Point San Quentin
DeLorme Northern California  p.104  A-2.Thomas 1997  p.587  C-5.
On San Francisco Bay at south end of San Rafael Bay and west end of Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Poker Table Flat
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  HG-5,6.
On Burma Rd in Mt. Diablo State Park, northwest of Diablo Ranch.
Elevation 1513 ft.

Poplar Recreation Center
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-1.
Oakland city recreation center at 3131 Union St.  Tel: (510) 597-5042.

Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Thomas 1997  p.716  H-5.
Golf course in unincorporated Alameda County southeast of Livermore.
4280 Greenville Rd, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 447-6779.

Port Chicago
Thomas Contra Costa  pp.11-12.  Thomas 1997  pp.552-553.
The port facilities on Suisun Bay for Concord Naval Weapons Station (otherwise known as United States Naval Weapons Station Concord or United States Naval Magazine).

Port of Oakland
In 1852 Oakland's first mayor, Horace W. Carpentier, was given title to all of the waterfront property in return for building a wharf at the foot of Broadway and a public school. Carpentier got the land conveyed to a new Oakland Waterfront Company, which gave control of it to Central Pacific Railroad to entice the railroad to locate its western terminus in Oakland. Carpentier ended up with a seat on the board of the railroad. Southern Pacific later took over the holdings of Central Pacific. These highly suspicious dealings were the subject of litigation for decades. Finally, in 1909, the railroad gave the land back to the city in return for a 50-year lease. In hopes of preventing future scandals, a semi-independent body called the Port of Oakland was set up to manage and develop the waterfront property.
530 Water St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 272-1100.  http://www.portofoakland.com/

Portola Avenue Elementary School
Thomas 1997  p.695  G-7 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Livermore.
2451 Portola Ave, Livermore CA 94550.  Tel: (925) 606-4743.  http://www.lvjusd.k12.ca.us/Schools/Portola/portola.html
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District.

Portola Junior High School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  D-5 (as "Jr HS").  Thomas 1997  p.609  D-2 (as "Jr HS").
Public junior high school in El Cerrito.
1021 Navellier St, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 524-0405.

Portola Park
Thomas 1997  p.695  G-6.
Park in Livermore at Portola Ave & N Livermore Ave. State Historic Landmark commemorating Robert Livermore is located here. http://donaldlaird.com/landmarks/counties/200-299/241.html
Livermore Area Recreation and Park District.

Port View Park
Thomas 1997  p.648  J-3 (as "Portview Park").
Port of Oakland park at foot of 7th St.
Reconstructed and expanded in 1995 after extensive damage during 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Great views of San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco skyline, and shipping operations at the Seventh Street Terminal. Now has 4.5 acres open to the public, with picnic areas, play area, fishing piers, snack bar, bait shop, elevated viewing area and historical display, restrooms, drinking fountains, parking, benches, public telephone.

Posey Tube
Thomas 1997  p.649  F-5.
Tunnel carrying automobile traffic (Hwy 260) under the Oakland Inner Harbor from Webster St in Alameda to Harrison St in Oakland. Built by Alameda County in 1927 to eliminate bridges over the Oakland Estuary, thus avoiding automobile traffic bottlenecks at drawbridges and making it possible to develop port facilities for large ships. At the time, it was the largest tunnel of its type in the world. It is named after its chief engineer. Made one-way after the Webster Street Tube was added in 1963.

Possum
Picnic site in southern Tilden Regional Park.

Potato Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.96 D-2 (unlabeled).  Thomas Contra Costa  p.28  E-5.  Thomas 1997  p.558  C-2 (unlabeled).
Western tip of Venice Island, in the San Joaquin River.

Potato Slough
DeLorme Northern California  p.96  D-2.  Thomas Contra Costa  p.28  E-4.  Thomas 1997  p.558  E-1.
Extends from San Joaquin River back into San Joaquin River, forming north and east boundaries of Venice Island.

Potter Creek
This creek, now completely replaced by stormdrains, once flowed from near the intersection of Milvia St & Channing Way in Berkeley westsouthwest to enter San Francisco Bay near the southern end of Aquatic Park.

Powell Street Plaza
Thomas 1997  p.629  D-6.
Shopping center in Emeryville at Shellmound St & Christie Ave.

Prairie Falcon Trail
Hiking trail in Morgan Territory Regional Preserve.

Presbyterian Cemetery
Thomas 1997  p.752  H-3.
In Fremont on Bonde Way between Fremont Blvd & Post St.

Prescott School
Thomas 1997  p.649  D-3 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Oakland.
920 Campbell St, Oakland CA 94607.  Tel: (510) 879-1470.
Oakland Unified School District.

Presentation Park
Thomas 1997  p.629  F-2 (unmarked).
Berkeley city park at Allston Way & California St.

Preston Point
DeLorme Northern California  p.95  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.552  F-2 (unlabeled).
The western end of Roe Island in Suisun Bay.

Prewett Family Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.56  D-5.  Thomas 1997  p.595  H-4.
Antioch city park at Lone Tree Way & Deer Valley Rd.

Prince Road
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  C-2 (as "Prince Trail").
Hiking/equestrian trail (fire road) in Redwood Regional Park.

Prince Street Totlot
Thomas 1997  p.629  G-4 (unmarked).
Berkeley city park on Prince St between California St and King St.

Proctor School
Thomas 1997  p.692  A-2 (unlabeled).
Public elementary school in Castro Valley.
17520 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley CA 94546.  Tel: (510) 537-0630.
Castro Valley Unified School District.
Grounds include park area maintained by Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with ball fields, soccer fields, lawns.

Proctor Staging Area
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-7.
Entrance to Chabot Regional Park on Redwood Rd at Camino Alta Mira, north of Castro Valley.
Parking. Access to Ten Hills Trail and Proctor Trail. Southern end of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail.

Proctor Trail
East Bay Hills Central Trail Map  G-7 (as "Procter Trail").
Hiking/equestrian trail at southeastern corner of Chabot Regional Park. A part of this trail forms the southern end of the East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail.

Project School
Thomas 1997  p.712  B-5 (unmarked).
Public elementary school in Hayward, located at Tennyson High School.
27035 Whitman St, Hayward CA 94544.  Tel: (510) 537-6572.

Prospect Elementary School
Thomas Contra Costa  p.38  C-3 (unlabeled).  Thomas 1997  p.589  B-7 (unlabeled).
Private elementary school in El Cerrito.
2060 Tapscott Ave, El Cerrito CA 94530.  Tel: (510) 232-4123.

Prospectors Gap
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  I-5.
Saddle northeast of the summit of Mount Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park, accessed by North Peak Trail, Bald Ridge Trail, Prospectors Gap Rd, or North Peak Rd.

Prospectors Gap Road
Mt. Diablo Trail Map  H-4.
Fire road and multiuse trail in Mount Diablo State Park, extending from Meridian Ridge Rd past Prospectors Gap to Ray Morgan Rd.

Prospects High School
Thomas 1997  p.575  C-3.
Public high school in Antioch.
820 W 2nd St, Antioch CA 94509.  Tel: (925) 706-4146.

Prosserville Park
Thomas Contra Costa  p.20  E-3.  Thomas 1997  p.575  B-4.
Antioch city park at west end of 6th St.

Provo Park
See Martin Luther King Memorial Park (2).

Puma Camp
In Chabot Regional Park.

Punta Vaca
Reservable group campsite located in the family campground at Del Valle Regional Park.

 

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