San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776. Soon thereafter, the California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. Now the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California as well as a popular tourist destination, San Francisco is known for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture and landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Fisherman's Wharf and its Chinatown district. San Francisco is also the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., Salesforce.com, Dropbox, Reddit, Square, Inc., Dolby, Airbnb, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Yelp, Pinterest, Twitter, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, and Craigslist.
Diversified Search and BioQuest are located in heart of the business district and only steps away from the future Transbay Transit Center, which will connect eight Bay Area counties and the State of California through 11 transportation systems: AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit, Greyhound, Muni, SamTrans, WestCAT Lynx, Amtrak, Paratransit, and California’s future High Speed Rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles/Anaheim.