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Once known for its endless and bountiful fruit orchards, Sunnyvale is now an integral part of Silicon Valley, with tech companies AMD, Palm Inc. and Yahoo headquartered here.
Sunnyvale consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in the U.S., and it's one of the few cities in the nation to have public safety officers trained as both firefighters and police officers.
Desperate Housewives' Teri Hatcher and Olympic figure skater Brian Boitano hail from Sunnyvale (not to be confused with Sunnydale -- the fictional town of popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer). But don't expect any nightcrawlers here -- Sunnyvale is home to defense companies Lockheed Martin, Honeywell and Northrop Grumman.
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