Answer: You are in USDA zone 8B and Sunset zone 15. You can find plant suitable for your area by visiting the following website hosted by National Gardening:
Planting dates vary, depending upon what you're planting but the last frost date for your area is about mid-March. So, you can plant most anything in the middle of March.
The San Jose Master Gardeners have a website filled with information. Visit http://www.mastergardeners.org/scc.html for gardening advice of all kinds.
Best wishes with your garden!
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