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city (1990 pop. 1,103), San Mateo co., W Calif., a suburb S of San Francisco, on Colma Creek, inc. 1924 as Lawndale, renamed 1941. Shopping centers and automobile dealerships are important to Colma's economy, but nearly three quarters of the city's land is devoted to 17 cemeteries, the first of which was established in 1887. The city, which was incorporated in order to protect the cemeteries from development, is known as the "City of Souls."
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18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 19 at the Target store in Colma, California, the Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs' Charitable Foundation will host 270 6[sup.
Colma, California, eight miles south of San Francisco, is home to about 1,500 living residents and 1.
In Colma, California, there are so many cemeteries, the dead outnumber the living by a factor of 1,000-to-one.
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Pathways Home Health & Hospice is offering an Evening of Remembrance Memorial Service, Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 6:30 to 8 pm at The Tiffany Chapel at Cypress Lawn Funeral Home, 1370 El Camino Real, Colma, California, 94014.
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In March 1999, Malan sold its only West Coast property, a 94,000-square-foot Kmart in Colma, California, for $7.
Since opening its doors in Colma, California in March of 1994, Old Navy has grown to 807 stores in the Unites States and 33 stores in Canada.