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California: My Biggest Disappointments Ever - My visions of California before taking this course is a sunny, beautiful, happy and carefree place and those visions are partly because I visited there nine years ago. Upon my visit I concluded that I would eventually move there when I'm ready to start a family. My visit to California had left a tainted image in my mind, an image of a place where I could leave all my cares behind in hopes of staring anew, but what has left me speechless is the fact that I have no memory of particular events that lead me to this strange obsession over the state....   [tags: California essay] 1044 words
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Impact of Visist California in Tourism - Visit California is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1998 at a governmental state level that encourages tourism to California. The organization is run by the executive committee and board members. The mission of the organization is “to develop and maintain marketing programs — in partnership with the state's travel industry — that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination” (About Visit California, 2014). The 37 members Visit California commission include individuals from all 12 regions of California and they manage all properties of those regions (About Visit California, 2014)....   [tags: funding, non profit, tourism, california]
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The California Ethos - ... Next, the gold-seekers didn’t concern about their safely issue for finding gold at the riverbeds, mountains or even tunnels with poor weather and bad environment conditions. For them, time was money. They kept working days and nights to achieve their dream and only concerned how much did they gain in California to improve their living standard. Second, I believe that the ethos of persistence was developed in the beginning when the gold-seekers decided to come California for a luck. The gold-seekers spent a long and tough journey from their hometown to arrive in San Francisco with nothing and separated with the families indeed....   [tags: California Gold Rush, immigration, west coast]
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California Dreaming - California is the state that is notable for celebrities, consistent sunny weather, lavishly tasting restaurants, overpriced closet apartments, and dazzling cities full of charismatic gurus. Additionally, there's an eminent array of hipster communities that are striving to be different with attempts of transcending new ways to be outgoing. The liveliness of Californians usually comprises of wannabe musicians, actors, artistic exhibitionist, and other infamous people who are dying for their fifteen minutes of fame....   [tags: California Essays] 1279 words
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California State Legislature - 1. LA Department of Water and Power The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) is the largest municipal utility in the United States. It is serving over four million residents. It was founded in 1902 to supply water and electricity to residents and businesses in Los Angeles and surrounding communities. 2. Missouri Plan The Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan or Missouri Plan for short is a method of selecting judges. It originated in Missouri in 1940 and several other states have adopted the same policy....   [tags: Missouri Plan, California, Prop 140, ] 1324 words
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5 Ways to Bust California’s Drought - The California water drought has been declared a crisis by the governor of California. 2013 was the driest year on record, and California could be running out of water. Californians should be water wise, and their use, or no use, of water will have an enormous impact on this drought. They can use the techniques published in a recent Time article called, 5 Ways to Bust California’s Drought, to reduce their water use. Landscape techniques, alternate water sources, and the personal conservation of water can reduce the use of water, and can have a positive change on this water crisis....   [tags: water use, california, sprinkler systems] 665 words
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The Gold Rush of California - In the United States, there would be a new overhaul to its identity. By 1848, businesses would eventually see a new and prosperous way to make money. The U.S. also began to see a few cultures begin to spark and the attitudes of people would change, especially their views about taking risks. This overhaul is known as the Gold Rush of California. The Gold Rush made an impact on American society through diversity and people.      The traditional beginning of the Gold Rush was the story of James Marshall....   [tags: The California Gold Rush]
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Religion in Southern California - Today in California we are blessed with such diversity and ethnical outlooks that make this state what it is today. However, the diversity didn't just popped up out of the ground and grows. It has come from along line of dedication and work, through community and most of all church. Churches like Saddleback, First A. M. E, and now more recently Dream Center and many others. Technology is helping lead the way for many of these churches both new and old. The new ideas of the Southern Californian Protestant churches are beginning to liven up the churches with music, dance, and picture and paintings....   [tags: Church Religion California] 1228 words
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Windmill Energy is not an Acceptable Energy Source Replacement for California - Windmill Energy is not an Acceptable Energy Source Replacement for California Abstract Windmill energy is an old form of energy that is now being modernized to generate electricity in our society today. The big question is whether or not it is a feasible replacement of energy for California. Through research it has been concluded that energy for California cannot be produced only by windmill energy. It can produce about 50% of California’s energy. All aspects including, location, cost, and environment are important to how much energy is produced....   [tags: Wind Power Energy California]
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Hotel California: The Californian Lifestyle - “Hotel California” by The Eagles has been the recipient of much speculation since its release in 1976. Although many other interpretations exist including some which claim this song to be referencing drugs, much evidence suggests that “Hotel California” is, at least partly, making a statement about the lifestyle of drug and alcohol users particularly in the large cities of California. As with many songs, duality of meaning exists in “Hotel California.” Since “Hotel California” debuted in the seventies, one can understand why the topic would be Californian drug-using lifestyle....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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"A Supermarket in California" - During the 1950’s, a group of young American writers began to openly oppose societal norms in favor of other radical beliefs. These writers believed in ideas such as spiritual and sexual liberation, decriminalization of drugs, and opposition to industrialism as well as consumerism (Parkins). Over time, these writers became known as the Beat Generation and created the Beat Movement. Among the members of this rebellious group was the infamous Allen Ginsberg who is considerably one of the most influential poets of his time....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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The California Split - ... California should not be split; it would be far too expensive and detrimental to the state’s residents and shows almost no signs of being beneficial to Californians, but instead to the extremely elite and the liberal political party. Many argue that the proposition would be beneficial to California because it would result in there being a more equal representation by liberals and conservatives, although it may seem as if the split would create an equal number of Republican and Democrat states however according to The Washington Post it would create three solidly democratic states and three swing states, two of which are slightly leaning Republican (Lowery)....   [tags: maps, silicon valley, large population] 1020 words
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The California Condor - ... californianus also have a very poor sense of smell, which assists them in consuming their meals. When they find a meal, the condors will often gorge themselves to the point where they will have to spend several hours resting before taking flight again. Since the condor has now sweat glands they employ a unique technique in attempting to cool themselves down when they become to hot. They will defecate on their legs. “Though this might sound gross or strange to us, this is actually a very effective way for them to stay comfortable when temperatures get too high....   [tags: birds, captivity, endangered, extinction]
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The California Bat - Scientific Name: Myotis Californicus Common Name: California Bat, California Myotis, and Californian Bat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Chiroptera Family: Vespertilionidae Genus: Myotis Species: Myotis Californicus General Characteristics: Myotis Californicus, which is also known as the California Bat, is a type of Vesper bat that is mainly living throughout the Western-North America to Southern Alaska, South into Guatemala, to Baja California and some are known to be scattered around in higher elevations such as the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts in Mexico....   [tags: myotis californicus, anatomy, diet]
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Segregation in California - From its origin, California has idealized to be the place which provided hope and a future for all ethnicities. Pervasive discrimination and prejudice flourished in the south, which led racialized groups and immigrants to head to this west coast state with the help of the transcontinental railroad and appeal of the gold rush. However, the white supremacy sentiment was not entirely left behind, as the white anglo-christian pushed to differentiate themselves from those who were “uncivilized and heathen” (Almaguer, 8)....   [tags: Civil Rights] 1753 words
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California and the Gold Rush of 1849 - "Gold. Gold. Gold from the American River!" said Samuel Brannan, as he ran through the streets of San Francisco waving a bottle of gold dust in the air that he purchased from John Sutter’s Fort. The encounter of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in early 1848 triggered one of the most crucial occurrences to influence American history during the beginning of the 19th century, the Gold Rush. The Gold Rush of 1849 (1848–1855), also known as the California Gold Rush, was one of the most captivating happenings during westward expansion....   [tags: United States-Mexico relations]
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The State of California and Politics - California is a different kind of state. It is one of the largest states and is known for being one of the most diverse states along with being one of the most populous states in America as well. With all these factors coming into play with California, it is not unlikely that California’s politics is in for a wild journey. In 2003, I was 12 years old, just old enough for my parents to let me watch Terminator. I knew who Arnold was at the time and I thought it was very cool to have a Hollywood actor as a governor....   [tags: Water, Education, Democracy] 1469 words
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Popular Companies to Work for in California - California is a historical state located on the West Coastal areas. It has huge landscape areas with highest population rate that ranges more than 35 million. California is bordered in the west by Nevada, in the Northern areas by Oregon and southern side by Baja California. Most sizzling cities with large industries and working population, wonderful economy and rich culture like San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco, Fresno, Oakland etc. are located in this state. Popular companies that provide distribution center jobs in California MilgardABM Industries MBM Food Service Distribution Forever 21 Masco Industries Amgen Milgard McGrath RentCorp Mission Linen Supply TCI Tire Centers Eaton Lighti...   [tags: distribution, opportunities, employers] 569 words
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Living in an Adventure in California - Bright sunshine to frigid snow, all within hours of travel. A place for everyone, all ages, all cultures, all types of people. When choosing a place to live, we decide on the one that pleases us and our busy lives. For those who enjoy constant activity and sunny warm beaches, California and Florida tend to be on their list. Once learning all that California has to offer, they will jump on the decision to pack their bags and head for their new home. California offers exploration and something new every day....   [tags: people, activities, career] 663 words
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The Disappearance of Native Americans in California - “To discover, understand, and encounter the cultures and intricate natures of the California Indian people, it is necessary to search the past” –Nancy Wahl. Tracing back in California history, Spanish explorers, commanded by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, found the tip of what is now Baja California in the year 1533 and named it "California" after a mythical island in a popular Spanish novel. It is evident that from the time Spanish monarchs set foot in California, the world as Native Americans knew it was never the same again....   [tags: Demographics]
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The California DREAM Act of 2011 - ... This new section of the California Education Code created an exemption for undocumented students who were required to pay non-resident fees. In order for undocumented students to benefit from the AB 540 Bill they must have met certain requirements which include, a) attended a California high school for 3 full years, b) will of have graduated from a California high school or received an equivalent of a diploma, c) must register or be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, d) sign an Affidavit with that institution, and finally e) cannot hold a valid-nonimmigrant visa (Diaz, 2011)....   [tags: higher education for illegal immigrants]
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The Journey from Oaxaca to California - Family History Project Essay: From Oaxaca to California I always wondered how my family came to California, but never got the opportunity to research their journey until now. From simply interviewing my father and grandfather, I learned about the challenges my family faced when they traveled to California. It was a story that made me realize how fortunate I am today to have the opportunity of acquiring an education and the chance to write this essay. My family’s migration began with my grandfather migrating to California in 1949 under the Bracero program....   [tags: migration to the United States]
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Stop the Destruction of the Environment in California - California, once a land of legendary beauty, is now easier to see as a concrete paved state, overrun with cars and absent of the old growth redwoods that once defined the coasts. As a state that leads the nation in environmental and political reform, California is failing to protect the natural environment from the hazards of clear cutting, diverted waterways, and toxic dumping. Each of the aforementioned issues are examples of how corporations, governments, and residents are trashing California....   [tags: Environmental Essays] 1382 words
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California and The American Dream - Since 1848 to the present, California has had strong periods of representing the American Dream with its egalitarian advances and times of overwhelmingly democratic positions. Also, California was once a place for economic opportunity, attracting people from all over the nation. Since 1990, however, California has witnessed a reverse migration. Once a land of hope and opportunity, California has slowly been turning into a land of despair. California started its statehood unlike any other state before or after it succession....   [tags: engalitarian society, gold rush,american dream]
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California - By the second half of the nineteenth century, many people rushed to California including Anglo. It can be said that California was entering an era of “Anglo hegemony”. In this paper, I intend to discuss the reason why they traveled to California, their encounters, their remarkable success as well as the role of sex and gender in helping these newcomers assume control of California. During the Mexican era (before the American-Mexican War), the trade and the lure of land attracted Anglo Americans to travel to California....   [tags: American History, Gold Rush, Informative] 891 words
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The Susceptibility of California to Earthquakes - People tremble when they hear the word: destruction, devastation, or losses while those are only the first words that come to mind when an Earthquake occurs. Earthquakes can be terrifying; the earth that had seemed so reassuringly solid and stable suddenly lurches, disrupting people’s both physical and emotional balance. Skyscrapers sway visibly, sound buildings and bridges collapse, power lines spark, gas lines rupture, and landslides scar hillsides and alter the course of the rivers. For years throughout recorded history, earthquakes have disrupted all expectations of normalcy and have imposed an adverse impact on various places around the world, killing over “3.5 million people” on averag...   [tags: impact, faults, motion, geographic] 1237 words
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The Fail of California's Proposition 19 - Cannabis, also known as Marijuana, has been used by humans throughout history for medical, recreational, as well as spiritual purposes. Its fiber, oil, and seed are also refined into products such as hemp oil, wax, rope, cloth, and paper (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2013). With 56% voters overwhelming supported for medical cannabis, California became the first state in the United States to pass Prop 215 in 1996 ensuring the patients and their primary caregivers to “have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purpose” (California Department of Public Health, 2013, Text of Law section, para....   [tags: Marijuana, Legalization, Cannabis] 1949 words
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The California Gold Rush in 1849 - The California Gold Rush in 1849 was the catalyst event for the state that earned them a spot in the U.S. union in 1850. This was not the first gold rush in North America; however, it was one of the most important gold rush events. The story of how the gold was discovered and the stories of the 49ers are well known. Men leaving their families in the East and heading West in hopes of striking it rich are the stories that most of us heard about when we learn about the California Gold Rush. Professors and scholars over the last two decades from various fields of study have taken a deeper look into the Gold Rush phenomena....   [tags: war, territory, mexico]
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The Great State of California - California California, just like the rest of the states of this country is unique. The large populated country known as California has history, an economy and other things that make California the special country that it is today. California’s history is unique. For example, California’s name came from a knightly romance book that was published in 1510. It was about a queen named Califia who ruled over an island paradise with black Amazons and a lot of pearls and gold near the Indies. Men were only allowed there once a year....   [tags: Geography ] 921 words
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Overview of The California Dream Network - Now in its 10th year of existence, the California Dream Network (CDN) has been at the forefront of immigrant youth organizing and civic engagement in Cali- fornia. A program of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), the CDN began in 2003 as an effort to reconnect and continue organizing the alumni from CHIRLA’s high school program for immigrant youth, Wise Up!, as they entered college and founded immigrant student support and advocacy groups.1 The CDN’s purpose is to address the needs of undocumented immigrant students, and to engage them in campaigns to promote social change around immigration reform and access to higher education....   [tags: Immigrant Youth, Deportation]
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Spain's Consolidation and Loss of California - Research Paper 1: Introduction “A dream was born and the modern age of global trade opened in the 1500s. The dream was that of Spanish novelist who envisioned a land of riches called “California.” Distant from Atlantic world slave trading and colonizing ventures, California during the century was drawn into the beginnings of global commerce and an Anglo Spanish rivalry for pacific supremacy. Between 1542 and 1821 Spain consolidated and then lost its hold on California, which had become active in a transpacific fur, manufactures, and grain trade while encountering foreign intrusions.” How were Indians seen in the eyes of the California’s Padres....   [tags: indians, converstion, punishment] 673 words
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California's Direct Means of Democracy - California is a democratic republic consisting of three branches of government. The first is the executive branch, i.e. the governor and a group of elected constitutional officers. Second is the judicial branch which consists of the Supreme Court of California and the various local courts. Officials are appointed by the Governor and ratified in the next general election. The third branch of government in California is the legislative branch. It is a bicameral body which includes California’s Senate and Assembly....   [tags: Prop 19]
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The Quiet Gem of California - California, The Golden State, is best known for its breathtaking beaches, splendid weather, and its’ fun filled metropolises, which allow for the state to have a tourist economy unlike any other state in the nation. The Golden State always has something to offer, in fact it contains so much that a tourist would need several months to explore California and all that it is available. However, even then a tourist would still miss out on all of the attractions not found on postcards, the attractions tucked away into the mountains or hidden behind the mega tourist spots....   [tags: highway 1, road travel ]
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The History of LGBT rights in California - “Do you know what the Gays did to me now. They took away my right to vote!” As much as I hate to admit it, that is what my father called to tell me when the Supreme Court overturned California’s Proposition 8, an amendment to the California Constitution banning Same-Sex Marriage in the state, deeming it unconstitutional. It was his belief that since he had voted for it to pass—which it did—those overturning it neglected his vote, effectively stripping him of his right to do so. I quickly pointed out to him that they didn’t take away anything and what he was really upset about was that he—or anyone else—did not have the right to deny the LGBT Community of their rights....   [tags: gay marriage, overturn of Propostion 8 ]
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Restructuring the California Death Penalty - The state of California is currently suffering from a state deficit so great it would seem wise to restructure the death penalty as it stands now rather than cut education programs and jobs. California is a state which supports capital punishment; it is also a state that very rarely executes it death row inmates. In the last several years, California’s public educations system has taken on enormous budget cuts due to the state revenue crisis. As political leaders gather in the senate and review the gravity of the state’s situation, political leaders should examine how restructuring the death penalty and implementing life without parole would be beneficial for the state and those residing wit...   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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Influence of Immigration in California - In “Down These Mean Streets,” D. Fine describes immigrants how “one carries one’s past into the present, and however successful one is in burying the past for a time, it resurfaces.” In other words, history, in many ways, re-emerges in people’s lives whether they want it or not. When history re-emerges, it can have both positive and negative effects on someone. In Raymond Chandler’s, “The Big Sleep,” the history of LA and the history of the characters drove and developed the plot. In the novel, several characters were immigrants from places like the Midwest and east coast....   [tags: immigrants, illegal business, money making]
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Pesticides and Human Health in California - Agriculture is the most fundamental resource of society. Without it, humans could not live, especially in the ways we do now where people reside in cities. This means that those cities could not exist without large scale agriculture to sustain them. Since agriculture is such a necessity, people have developed methods to gain more from their land. One of the many solutions besides machinery they have developed to produce higher crop yields is through the use of pesticides. However, those pesticides which have resulted in high crop yields have come at price, and that is human health itself....   [tags: public health, epa, depression, suicide]
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The Oroville Dam in California - ... The Central Valley Project was a project run by the federal government with the desire to use the water coming from the Sacramento water sources and San Joaquin water sources to better irrigate and supply water to the Central Valley. The Central Valley is where most of California’s agriculture comes from and is dependent on. After World War 2, it was apparent that California needed water in many places other than the central valley because of the masses of people who began to move to California, specifically down south....   [tags: central valley project, feather river] 660 words
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Abortion and the California Constitution - Through out the history of the constitution of california there has been a number of attempts to change how abortion in teens is handled. Proposition 4 intends to give the parents the right to know when their unmancipated teens want to get an abortion. some supporters of this proposition argue that it will save lives and money for the state. People against it say is more dangerous to teens because they could be driven to use not regulated clinics and or to run away from home. In this research paper we will go through both points of view, and also the implications of continuing with the current constitution or changing it as the proposition 4 dictates....   [tags: Law Essays] 1917 words
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Declining Minority Physicians in California - Minority care quality in California is rapidly declining because of the shortage of minority physicians in practice. One might wonder why such a problem exists, but differences in cultural and ethnic identities between doctors and patients alter the quality of care because of preexisting stereotypes, health disparities, and linguistic gaps. Minorities in California consist of those other than non-Hispanic whites, and with their growing presence, they are becoming further underrepresented in the medical field....   [tags: Health Care ]
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County Profile on Shasta, California - ... In 2014, U.S. citizens and legal residents will be required to have health care coverage. Therefore, those uninsured must have access to health care coverage in any way. The Medi-Cal Managed Care system for Shasta County is the COHS Model (County Organized Health System), also known as the Healthy Families Program. This program“administers a capitated, comprehensive, case-managed health care delivery system. This system has responsibilities for utilization control and claims administration and Medi-Cal covered health care services to all Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are legal residents of the county” (Department of Health Care Services, 2009)....   [tags: outdoors, services, status, health] 1875 words
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Important industry in California - The California Wine Industry is a 34.6 billion dollar industry, which has a long-standing and influential history, since its first vineyard planted at Mission San Diego to today’s well-known wine countries of Napa and Sonoma Valley’s. These famously known Valleys have brought an estimated total of 2.94 million tourists in 2012 (The Napa Valley). Furthermore, in this paper I will be discussing the finding of California that led to its first plantation of a vineyard, to its expansion throughout California’s Valleys from the impact of the California Gold Rush....   [tags: wine, phylloxera, napa valley]
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Insurer Bad Faith in California - Insurer Bad Faith in California Too many people who have paid premiums to an insurance company for years get an unpleasant surprise when they file a claim under their policies: the insurer’s former friendliness and accommodating attitude give way to suspicion, avoidance and even threats. And it all happens at the very time that the loss which caused the claim is adding stress and anxiety to the insureds’ lives. The “Good Faith” Duty of Insurers California was a leader in recognizing this imbalance of power between insurance companies and their customers, and in rectifying it....   [tags: insurance companies, bad faith attorney] 562 words
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Migration to Los Angles, California - Migration in Los Angeles This essay will discuss the issue of migration in South California, Los Angeles. This subject is very topical and affects many people. Why thousands of people immigrate to the city. Why other leave Los Angeles. There are a lot of reasons: economic, social, environmental and others. Arguments and all information will be analyzed thoroughly. First of all, the main reason of economic immigration to Los Angeles is employment. A lot of immigrants in California come from Latin America and Asia....   [tags: employment, industry, suburbs, traffic] 604 words
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Cambodians in Long Beach, California - Cambodians didn’t just appear in Long Beach, CA out of nowhere. Long before Long Beach, CA became the epicenter of a very large Cambodian population, Cambodians migrated from Cambodia, a country in Asia that sits next to Thailand and Vietnam. In the early 1960s Cambodians began arriving in various cities within California, Long Beach in particular witnessed mass numbers of Cambodians flooding into the area in Southern California. One year later, President John F. Kennedy established the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), which was the very first assistance/aid organization set up for a foreign country (Impact of U.S Refugee Policies on U.S Foreign Policy/Carnegie Endowment for...   [tags: Immigrations, Refugees] 1406 words
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Overcrowding: A Crisis in California - Overcrowding: a crisis in California “Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffer – an image of death”, the eminent sage Buddha once said. Whether or not we want to accept it, he was right. This is a quote that reflects the system of imprisonment that currently resides in our society. Prison overcrowding is a conflict in our world today that has been going on for a few decades and no significant solutions have been successful in showing any remarkable effect on the numbers....   [tags: society, criminal justice, civil war]
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Water Crisis: California's Drought - On March 27, 2014, Wade Graham of the San Francisco Chronicle reported “The Water Revolution California needs.” California is having a severe drought. Wade Graham tells his readers that California is in a serious water crisis. The state of California needs to make strict changes to how water is being distributed amongst farmers and residents. Before all of California’s ecological system is destroyed. Wade Graham believes that water should be priced higher; that way people aren’t wasting water. Water is a limited resource that should never be wasted, and is probably California’s most valuable resource....   [tags: water revolution, wade graham] 1047 words
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HIgher Education in California - Higher Education in California 1. Guiding question: What is the state of California’s higher education now and in the following years. 2. Thesis: The public universities in California were some time back the envy of the world. Following the state of California founding “master plan” for its higher education, which was made law in the year 1960, it provided for approximately 12.5% of high school graduates in the California state have a guaranteed entry to the well acknowledged University of California system....   [tags: state laws, schools, teachers, learning]
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Education Reform in California - California’s entire educational system does not need to be changed in order for it to be successful. In the past, the educational system worked and created many successful and productive members of society. Change to the entire system is not what California needs, but what it does need is change to some policies and procedures. Changing these few policies and procedures will greatly benefit California’s educational system. This great nation and this great state have the right ideas, now it just needs to take its existing educational structure and make a few modifications and then we will be back on the right track....   [tags: Education]
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Tension In California Politics - Being part of a nation that is founded on the pillars of democracy, it seems to make sense to give the people a voice in the governing process. In California as well as other states, the initiative and referendum process is a tool of direct democracy utilized by the citizens. California allows statutory and constitutional initiatives to be placed on the ballot. In a utopian world, direct democracy is an ideal form of governance for it gives the people the power to decide; however, direct democracy is an idealistic tool for it gives the ability to create policy and constitutional changes to people who are not knowledgeable of the issue....   [tags: American Government, Proposition 140] 1917 words
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Prison Overcrowding in California - Introduction The proliferation of prison overcrowding has been a rising concern for the U.S. The growing prison population poses considerable health and safety risks to prison staffs and employees, as well as to inmates themselves. The risks will continue to increase if no immediate actions are taken. Whereas fighting proliferation is fundamentally the duty of the U.S. government, prison overcrowding has exposed that the U.S. government will need to take measures to combat the flaws in the prison and criminal justice system....   [tags: proliferation, penal codes, effectiveness, budget]
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The California Gold Rush - California, the place to turn cant’s into cans and dreams into plans. The same situation and scenarios apply to today and even over one hundred and sixty five years ago. Then and now are not so different, people are thriving or failing from the land of plenty, supplying themselves with knowledge, wealth, or skill to either spread their wings and take flight or crash and burn. Each state in the United States of America has a correlating nickname to either why it’s famous or an explanation of its history....   [tags: American History, God, Mexico, West, Gold]
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Problematic California Prison System - California has one of the most dysfunctional and problematic prison system in US. Over the last 30 years, California prison increased eightfolds (201). California Department of Correctional and Rehabilitation (CDCR) does little to reform prisoners and serve as human warehouse rather than a correction institution. California's prison system fails the people it imprisons and society it tries to protect. In many cases, California's prison system exacerbates the pre-existing problems and aids in the formation of new problems for prisoners....   [tags: Criminal Justice] 864 words
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The California Prison System - California’s prison system has been a hot topic for the better part of the past two decades. In 2006 it was estimated that California’s prison system was at 200 percent of its capacity (“California”). This severe overcrowding not only affects those in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), both inmates and staff, but it also affects society as a whole. Inmate’s rights are being violated due to the overcrowding and the taxpayers are being left to foot the bill for a system that is falling apart from within....   [tags: Informative Essay] 1863 words
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California Assembly Bill 1401 - The Policy For years, U.S. Immigration policies and immigrants have been a touchstone in every political debate. Politicians along with policymakers work hard to ensure that they attract the best foreigners who can add value to the society while maintaining their rights. Immigration policies affect all aspects of society. Regardless of the status of the immigrants, they have always played a central role in the life and growth of the American nation. The constitution grants all legal individuals living in the U.S to be treated equally....   [tags: US immigration policies]
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The Sunshine State: California - The Sunshine State Choosing a vacation destination can be difficult. When deciding a destination there are many things to consider. Two of the most important considerations are the climate, and activities that are available. California is one of the top destinations for many people. California is also known as the “Sunshine State”. The beautiful state has many things to offer for families, couples, and singles. The top places that are visited in Southern California include many amusements and popular site seeing....   [tags: climate, activities, attractions, choice] 1279 words
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Gay Marriage: California's Controversy - The state of California hadn’t been faced with what makes a marriage until the nineteenth century. It was proposed that a man and a woman got married, and that was that, just as peanut butter went to jelly. It was a mindless fact for many. After centuries had past with this common thought, people with an attraction to the same-sex began to speak up about the inequalities. They wanted to be granted the same marriage rights as a man and a woman would, along with the ability to receive a marriage license verifying their commitment in their home state....   [tags: inequalities, rights, gays, secular, laws] 1295 words
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The Northridge California Earthquake - Introduction Hazards pose risk to everyone. Our acceptance of the risks associated with hazards dictates where and how we live. As humans, we accept a certain amount of risk when choosing to live our daily lives. From time to time, a hazard becomes an emergent situation. Tornadoes in the Midwest, hurricanes along the Gulf Coast or earthquakes in California are all hazards that residents in those regions accept and live with. This paper will examine one hazard that caused a disaster requiring a response from emergency management personnel....   [tags: hazards, risks, fault lines]
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Sex Trafficking in California - INTRODUCTION Almost 150 years ago, the United States eliminated slavery. Most Californians most likely would disagree and say slavery still exist, right in their backyards. Human sex trafficking is a substantial huge industry in California and about $32 billion dollars is involve. It is one of the furthermost challenging crimes to track. The United States did not start monitoring trafficked individuals until 1994; it started being included in the Department’s Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Wordpress.com, 2009)....   [tags: Social Workers, Illegal Immigrants]
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“California Apologizes to Chinese-Americans” - It is no secret that the United States has a long-standing history of discrimination. Blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, Women, Jews, Muslims, Handicapped, Homosexuals, and even people who are just old have all suffered prejudice from the general public. Ranging from preferential treatment in society to actual laws banning certain rights, these groups have grown accustomed to fighting for equal rights. Over the years, there have been many laws passed toward that end; greatly improving civil rights in this country....   [tags: Literary Review] 1352 words
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California Criminalizes Online Impersonation - Social networks like Facebook have been big targets for malicious actions in the past. This is why California has brought up a new law, which will criminalize a person committing these procedures. Besides this the person will be punished with a $1,000 fine and a year in county jail under SB 1411 . The law states that “harming, intimidating, threatening or defrauding another person” online and without their consent a misdemeanor. It allows the victim to sue the imitator for damages and losses” . This law will help California because one of the biggest issues is happening in the youth as they are falling in love....   [tags: Crime ]
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Toshio Mori's "Yokohama California" - Toshio Mori is a Japanese American author born in Oakland California to immigrant parents in 1910. He grew up working with his parents in a plant nursery for a major part of his life. Mori acquired a passion for writing from reading dime novels. His main influences were Chekov, Stephen Crane, Sherwood Anderson and William Saroyan. Mori would enjoy writing after spending the day tending the flowers. It all culminated in to his first novel, Yokohama California. Mori is heavily influenced by the community he in which he lived....   [tags: Japanese-American Literature]
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The California Three-Stike Law - Officially known as Habitual offender laws; “Three Strikes” laws have become common place in 29 states(Chern) within the United States and the Federal Court system; these laws have been designed to counter criminal recidivism by incapacitation through the prison system. The idea behind the laws were to maximize the criminal justice systems deterrent and selective incapacitation effect, under this deterrence theory individuals would be dissuaded from committing criminal activity by the threat of state imposed incarceration....   [tags: Three Strikes Sentencing Laws]
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Growing Up in California - ... As the years have passed I was considered middle class, but with the top 1% earning more than half the money in the country we are considered closed to being called poor. As the bill of rights states, the government should protect the minority from the majority, but the majority are the elite, those who rule the country, and the minority are the middle class, the rich and the poor. According to 2010 census, Los Angeles, 90210 are the considered the richest, they have a median household income of 130, 071 dollars, 96.3% of their population are high school graduates or higher, and contain 6.8% of poor people....   [tags: neighborhoods, diversity, population] 552 words
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California Cuisine - California leads as the largest agricultural powerhouse and farm income in the United States by providing for consumers over two hundred types of crops; and represents about 73% of the state's agricultural revenues collected from crops (Economy of California, 2009). The perception of Californian cuisine is based on the fact that California has lots of agricultural products from which a variety of fresh ingredients are made. The foundation of today’s Californian cuisine and how it has flourished in to its current style can be considered very subjective or can be defined as individual’s opinion based on their own experiences .In general, Californian cuisine is characterized by different combin...   [tags: Business Analysis ]
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California's Promise - In the 1960’s California experienced reverence through the reputation of being a promising great state. The increasing population as well as the massive publicity, contributed in highlighting this notion. However, in 2011, California no longer holds the same reputation in the eyes of its residents. With a current state deficit of $25.4 Billion, many Californians believe that the state is hopeless and can no longer regain to its past stardom. Famed Historian, Kevin Starr argues that California has lost its promise entirely; however, California has not lost its promise entirely for the fact that California is still the eighth largest economy in the world....   [tags: State Government, State Deficit] 1871 words
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California High - California High Nora and I are living together, in St. Louis. Each morning, we walk to work, her to St. Louis University, me to Providence School in the inner city. She tires of me always talking about my doctoral dissertation, History of Land Travel. (a little about land travel) and I, of her former lover, Erin Satie, her affair of a couple of years ago, on Venice Beach. Although I knew her when she was still in the convent, when I was getting my Masters, we were only friends, friends without benefits, you might say in the current parlance....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2136 words
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East or West: Florida versus California - Florida is a place for fun and time with family. There are endless activities to do, whether it’s being a beach bum for the day or going to Disney World with the family. When deciding where to live, one choses by what makes them happiest and is more convenient for their schedule. California and Florida are both places with beaches galore and Disney parks, but what it all comes down to is which state is a more desirable place to live. A state’s climate can play a huge role in whether or not someone wants to live there or not....   [tags: best states for living in the US]
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California Gold Rush - The California gold rush began on January 24, 1848, in the Sacramento Valley. The first sight of gold nuggets found during the Gold Rush was located in the American River, by James W. Marshall. After the news of the gold became known the tidings spread quickly. Information about Jame's discovery caused thousands of immigrants to migrate, changing the nation forever. Citizens living in California were especially provoked with this, due to their homes being intruded on. Before the gold was first found in 1848 the estimated population was less than 1,000 people....   [tags: Sacramento Valley, Gold, American History]
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California's Proposition 8 - Proposition 8 was a piece of legislation formally called the California Marriage Protection Act which was an amendment to the Constitution of the State of California. The amendment was voted on and passed during the state elections of November 5th, 2008. The new legislation added to the constitution reads: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” The issue was prompted in May of 2008, when the California Supreme Court ruled that same sex couples had a right to marry one another according to the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution of the United States....   [tags: Sexual Rights] 919 words
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Influence of Medical Marijuana on Employment in California - The issue of medical marijuana has become very controversial at work places. This follows the move by several states to legalize marijuana for medical reasons. As a result, many employers are caught in the quagmire of what they need to do with employees who use drugs such as medical marijuana while at work. A study conducted in 2007 by the Americans for Safe Access revealed that there were about three hundred thousand Americans using marijuana for medical purposes (Schubert 218). In the United States, more than ten states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical reasons....   [tags: Drugs]
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A Review of Exploring the California Gold Rush - California has long been known as the place to strike it rich or make it big. California has been seen as a place of financial opportunity. This idea started in part by California’s famous Gold Rush. The Gold Rush is perhaps the most commonly known period of California’s unique history. A vast amount of different types of exhibits, lectures, and other forms of public history have been made about the Gold Rush, making finding one that is truly unique difficult. However, through the California State Library’s online exhibit that explores the California Gold Rush, you find an exhibit that is truly unique....   [tags: online exhibits]
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Putting an End to Illegal Immigration in California - California is home to more than two million undocumented immigrants as of 2010. Since this is a current issue and is not only affecting the citizens of California but also the government of California; this is the controversial issue I will be discussing in my paper. Due to having my own legal citizenship and being an educated member of society this topic comes with responsibility for civic community participation to break down and stop this illegal immigration from occurring. The fact that illegal citizens are doing more harms than good to U.S....   [tags: Controversial Issue, Illegal Immigration]
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California Gun Laws - ... If you purchase a firearm you should be liable to prove that you own a gun safe and that you have taken a safety class. These precautions will eliminate many circumstances in which a firearm ends up in the hands of someone that is incapable of safely operating a firearm. With any controversial topic, firearm control laws in California also has counter claims against keeping the freedom of the second amendment. One of the biggest argument is that gun laws will help protect the public against attacks and violence....   [tags: recent firearm legislation]
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Water Shortage in California is Ruining the Farmers - Water is a precious resource. It is the lifeblood of every living thing on Earth. California is in the midst of a water crisis. Combined with a three (plus) year drought and many people moving into the state there is not enough water to support the crops the farmers need to grow. There is also a tiny little fish that is causing a mess in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The Delta water pumps were turned off to prevent the extinction of the tiny little fish. Some farmers have to let their fields sit idle for the fall and spring planting season....   [tags: Water Scarcity]
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California University Education: A Fading Dream - Universities in California, especially UC Berkley and University of Southern California are ranked so high in the nation that foreign students yearn to study in California in order to get more chances to work in well-known companies such as Apple and Silicon Valley. The quality of schools and education people can get decides how many chances and how many possibilities to be close to success. According to Jennifer Medina, “During a 1960s renaissance, California’s public university system came to be seen as a model for the rest of the country and an economic engine for the state”....   [tags: technology, silicon valley, berkley]
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The Problems Created by The Current Drought in California - Are we coping with the current drought in California or are we just postponing the inevitable shortage of water. Californians need to be quick because if scientists are right, the harshness of the current drought is second only to that of the dust bowl. Some agencies have been created to find possible results to the water shortfall, the government has been manipulated to discover solutions to the problem as well as requesting that people conserve water. This could be the beginning of California’s many consecutive years of drought to occur and last spring and summer was one of the worst because it received the lowest amount of rain recorded and California’s reservoirs were at so low that they...   [tags: irrigation, canals, shortage of water]
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California Budget Challenge - Internet Assignment 1. California budget challenge How does the general economy affect government budgets. What is the role of government in helping the economy grow. The government’s revenue comes from taxes. When the economy is doing well, the money keeps moving within the economy. The more transactions within the economy, the more revenue the government can make. This is the case with sales taxes and other trade and commerce related taxes. The government also takes in much of its revenue from property taxes....   [tags: tax, economic growth]
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California’s Proposition 19 - Is California’s Proposition 19, “The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010,” reefer madness or reefer rationality. In recent years, many states across the nation have passed medical marijuana laws. California however, is preparing to take an even more progressive stance towards the substance and pass a bill that would outright legalize marijuana for recreational use. Proposition 19 would’ve make it lawful for any individual over the age of 21 to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, in a similar manner to alcohol....   [tags: argumentative essay] 2199 words
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Hispanic and Native Americans Culture in California - Upon initial research of the rich heritage of California the two minority groups that stood out as especially influential in historic California and today’s society are the Native Americans and Hispanic Americans. To better understand and identify with these minority groups we must identify the common themes within their day to day life. By researching each culture’s common family traditions, religious beliefs, arts & entertainment, and language one can gain a greater appreciation of many different kinds of people, and in turn have more effective relationships in a multicultural society....   [tags: Culture ]
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