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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]

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The State Of California And The United States

- During the past decade, the state of California has been one of the fastest growing economies of the United States. The substantial growth has positioned California as the top one economy in the United States, with a gross domestic production of approximately 2.3 trillion dollars for the fiscal year 2014. The state of California has also ranked number eight in the largest world economies, passing countries like Italy and Russia (Young, 2014). Although many factors have led to this growth, the most influential have been related to the high investment of private industries and the increases on international trade and the real estate sector....   [tags: Unemployment, Economics, United States, California]

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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 Emergency Operations Plan For California

- Evidence of an all hazard approach. California is known for its oceans, mountains, and agriculture. The state is known for being able to play in the ocean in the morning and by late afternoon one could be snow skiing in the mountains. California is known for its great beauty and promise, but with a landscape checkered with earthquake faults, flood plains, and dense wilderness. The state as also known for nature’s wrath. In the wake of the 1991 East Bay Hills Fire California adopted the Strategized Emergency Management System (SEMS)....   [tags: United States, California, Emergency management]

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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]

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The Cultural Diversity Of California

- California is full of beauty, a beauty that is constantly glamourized, and falsely advertised. There is a constant battle against the stereotypes presented in the media, which have created a false image of this massive state. The media presents an insufficient amount of information about California that impedes the outsiders to fully understand the beauty of this state. The media focuses on the tourist attractions of California, like, beaches, Los Angeles, Hollywood, and San Francisco. Although these attractions are appealing, the spotlight should also highlight the impoverished cities, the cultural and geographical diversity....   [tags: United States, California, City, Los Angeles]

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John Augustus Sutter : The Reason For The California Gold Rush

- John Augustus Sutter was born in Baden, Switzerland on the 15th of February in 1803. Sutter is the reason for the California Gold Rush that began in 1848. Sutter had a fort called “New Helvetia” beginning in 1842 that ended quickly in 1844. A man named James Wilson Marshall was planning to build John Sutter a water-powered sawmill, when he came across flakes of gold in the American River near Coloma, California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This Discovery happened on January 24th in 1848 causing the town to have no till afterwards....   [tags: California Gold Rush, United States, California]

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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, ]

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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]

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California 's Soil Is So Good That It Has Been Maintained On Agriculture

- Today’s society is very different than what it was thousands of years ago. Back then everyone shared, there was no problem with who got what, and mostly no one got more than the rest. Now everything that one has, that is valuable is sold for something profitable. California for instance we have so much production of many things and we sell all around the world. California’s soil is so good that it has been maintained on agriculture for many years. But let’s not forget that agriculture needs a lot of water for all of the food that is being planted....   [tags: Water, Hydrology, Drought, California]

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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]

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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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What Are The Elements Of Sue A Public Entity? State Court Under The California Tort Claims Act?

- Question Presented What are the elements required to sue a public entity in state court under the California Tort Claims Act (Claims Act), Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 810 et seq. (West 2013), and did the Complaint sufficiently alleged facts to meet those requirements, as well as, the elements of false imprisonment, false arrest, and negligence claims. Brief Answer Ms. Mejia as satisfied the three procedural requirements under Gov’t §§ 810 et seq. because she filed a claim with the City Attorney (CA Claim) that was subsequently denied, included the information mandated under Cal....   [tags: Tort law, Tort, California, Court]

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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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The California Drought Of California

- California Drought For about five years California has experienced above average temperatures and a lack of rain. This lack of rain and snowfall has caused California to become increasingly dry, starting arguments over whose right to water is more important and who needs to be more mindful with their use of water. Farming in California truly began during the gold rush when water was redirected to land where food was grown for those looking for gold (Siegler, 2015). The farmers that have stayed on that land now have senior water rights (“Water wars”, 2015)....   [tags: Water, Water resources, Water management]

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California 's State Generation Of California

- California is one of the largest states in United States with 38.8 million populations. In 2014, the GDP of California ranked No.1 in the United States (EIA, 2016). The net electricity generation of California in 2014 is 198,808,000 MWh and is ranked in the top 5 states for electricity demand (EIA, 2014). However, the energy consumption per capita in California is the lowest of the lower 48 states. As can be seen from the Table 1, the main in-state electricity generation energy source differs from that of the US....   [tags: Electricity generation, Nuclear power, Wind power]

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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

- Maps altered, the American flag’s design changed and California ceases to be the third largest state in the United States of America. This would be caused not by a dramatic earthquake or natural disaster; instead by a proposition from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Timothy Draper, who believes California is too large as a political body. In December of 2013 Draper submitted an initiative measure to the state proposing California be broken into six separate states that more accurately represent the politics and values of each area....   [tags: maps, silicon valley, large population]

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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]

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Why California When The Water Dries Up? California

- What is going to happen to California when the water dries up. California is known for its hot and dry summers. Thinking that the state is always the first to “experiment” with laws and new ideas, they would have more socially responsible corporations and more environmentally friendly residents. The state historically put in place infrastructure to purify its groundwater during droughts, but this latest drought that began in 2011 has drained the reservoirs lower than ever. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says, “It would take several years of average or above-average rainfall before the state’s water supply could return to anything close to normal” (California Drought)....   [tags: Water pollution, Water, Pesticide, Groundwater]

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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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Effects Of The Drought On The Population Of California

- I believe that Californians have been the root cause of this states drought due to the environmental footprints that Californians leave from inhabiting California. The population of California is growing, which means we will use more water, increases the amount of gas burning utilities, and inflated the agricultural needs of the state. Analyzing these causes for the drought will point the finger inwards towards ourselves as the foundation of this crisis. Although some may believe that the drought is a natural phenomenon, and we cannot control or manipulate the weather to change at will, there are too many scientific factors that show that humans are the main contributors to the drought....   [tags: Oxygen, Global warming, Water resources]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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California Is A Huge Demand For Water

- According to research conducted by Harvard University, over six million people in the United States are using water that contains an excessive amount of PFAS, a kind of chemical that use in the industrial sector. Among the victimized districts, California stands out as one of most heavily influenced state (Water in California). California is a big state in the United States, and it is also one of the driest states. Over one hundred years ago, most areas in California were still the drought. Later, California develops rapidly and becomes the state with the largest population and a specialty in farming in the US....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Water resources]

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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 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 State Of California Is A Water Crisis

- The state of California is in a water crisis. No, this is not the first time we have had an extended dry season or even a severe drought, but there is no reason why we should not treat it as though it could be the last time this state is afflicted by such an intense water shortage. Water shortages are only going to get more and more extreme here if we continue to stress our environment by sucking out every last drop of water it has to offer before it can be replenished. We need to properly monitor and manage water consumption throughout the state by allotting a sustainable amount of water to a finite number of residents....   [tags: Water resources, Water crisis, Water supply]

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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]

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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]

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California Is A Main Supply Of Food

- It will affect California, but it will affect the other states as well because California is a main supply of food. Without the production of food here then there will be no production of food in any other state causing the prices of groceries to increase ridiculously. Stated by Kimberly Chase, “If California production is drastically reduced; the water crisis could affect American kitchens. In an age when people want fresh, local produce, a reduction could ultimately lead to more imports, warns the California Farm Bureau” (Chase 2)....   [tags: Water resources, Water supply, Water crisis, Water]

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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]

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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]

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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 State Of California And Hawaii

- Public health is very crucial in many U.S states. Each health departments differ from each individual state. The goals of each department is different depending on the condition that each state is facing. It takes into consideration of the services they give and receive, the structure of the programs, and the general function of each health care worker. The difference between the state of California and Hawaii varies in many ways. Goals are set upon what is happening the most in that area. As both agency’s misson is to improve the health and environment of the whole community, their goals are quite different....   [tags: Public health, Health, Health care, United States]

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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 ]

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Class Sizes : California Are Big

- Class sizes in California are big. In fact, with an average of 24.9 students per teacher, California is the state with the highest number of students enrolled per certified teacher in elementary schools (NEA Research). Nearly three full bodies less, Oregon has the second highest average with 21.8 students, and closer to the California defined “small class” size (NEA Research). California also has the largest enrollment in a single district, which is three times the second largest number of enrollment for a single district in the nation, with 667, 273 students compared to 202, 245 students (Texas) (Education Week Research Center, 7)....   [tags: Teacher, High school, Education, Elementary school]

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A Guide For Hemet, California Schools

- A Guide to Hemet, CA Schools: From Elementary Through College Meta Description: Hemet, California has some of the best schools in the Inland Empire; here’s a quick guide. Meta Keywords: Hemet schools, Inland Empire schools, Hemet California schools, Southern California Schools The Schools in Hemet, California The city of Hemet, California, located just south of the Eastern end of the Inland Empire, has some terrific public schools, private schools and academies, and colleges and other institutions of higher education....   [tags: High school, School types, College, Middle school]

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Decline Of The California Educational System

- The Decline of the California Educational System The California education system over the last few decades has had to deal with a staggering number of issues related to under achievement of the entire school system. California, being one of the largest populated states, has come to earn poor marks nationwide and ranks among the bottom of states across the country. This fact alone is bewildering to a great many professionals in the field seeing as that California ranks among the highest nationally in population size and overall state budget from taxation....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Kindergarten]

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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]

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Leadership For The State Of California

- Leadership issues in schools are sometime complex and do not always present as clear-cut and easy to solve. Take my personal situation that involved a series of complex organizations coming together to solve an issue related to teacher licensure in the state of California. This particular situation involved a host of organizational leaders collaborating to solve a complicated, multi-faceted problem. I will frame my personal leadership dilemma utilizing the UC Berkeley Leadership Rubric read in EDLD 610 as assigned by Dr....   [tags: Teacher, Education, High school, School]

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The Current Drought Of Southern California

- Southern California faces many environmental issues such as landslides, wildfires and population growth. The most critical issue however, is the current drought. The drought has been occurring for many years and is worse than it has ever been. The lack of precipitation is a contributing factor to the drought. The current water supply is not enough to support the ever growing population. Drastic measures need to be taken in order to fix this issue. Alerts have been sent out on the news to reduce water use....   [tags: Water, Water resources, Water crisis]

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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 California 's Prison System

- California’s prison system is covering a number of infrastructure differences as a consequence of a judicial arrangement that came from the United States Supreme Court, Governor of California et al v. Plata et al. California’s prison system was presumed inadequate and dangerous owed to serious overcrowding which led to “needless suffering and death” (Rogan, 2012, 262). Governor of California et al v. Plata et al. court ruled that the State must cut down the number of inmates in California’s state prisons....   [tags: Prison, United States]

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Morro Bay : A City Of California

- Introduction Morro Bay is a beachfront town in San Luis Obispo County, California. It is located along the central coast of California, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. According to the United States Census Bureau (n.d.), the 2010 census reported that Morro Bay had a population of 10,234. Moreover, the 2010 census reported that the total population was composed of 4.4% of persons under 5 years of age, 15.0% of persons under 18 years of age and 23.7% of persons 65 years of age and over....   [tags: Nuclear power, Electricity generation]

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A Graduate Of University Of California Santa

- Kayla (a psuedonym) is a recent graduate of University of California Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and History. She is 23 years old and is currently living with both of her parents and half-sister in Glendale, CA. She migrated from Peru at the age of thirteen in 2005 with her mother and half sister. She states that her father was already living in the United States for 13 years when they were able to migrate. She explains that the reason behind her father’s move was due to the lack of job opportunities in Peru....   [tags: Family, United States, Cultural assimilation]

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My Experience At The University Of California

- I come from a working-class family headed by a single mother. I migrated to the United States when I was fifteen years old. During high school, I managed to learn English within a year. My hardwork allowed me to be accepted to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), from which I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. My employment background has been focused in the field of education. I am currently employed at the University of Southern California (USC) as an Outreach Advisor in the Pullias Center for Higher Education....   [tags: Higher education, High school, College, Education]

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Precedents Of The Fernandez V. California

- Precedents in the Fernandez V. California As per the fourth amendment, it is clear that unwarranted search and seizure of individuals and persons get misplaced at law. However, under this amendment, there are provisions that the police acting on voluntary consent from a dweller with an equal authority is possible. However, there are law lapses when it comes to the case Georgia v. Randolph. The Supreme Court if by any chance got an objection from one of the continents on the request by the police to search the apartment the police were wrong in turning to the other continent....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States, Law, Police]

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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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Summary : ' The Handbook Of The Indians Of California '

- ALFRED LOUIS KROEBER 1876-1960 Idealistic. Kroeber one of three students who decided to make his seminar in American Indian languages at the University of Columbia with Boas; the results obtained of the fieldwork with the "Arapajos" of Wyoming, "Shoshone", "Utes", and “bannocks". With this work Kroeber a broad and influential Anthropology book:, "The Handbook of the Indians of California," where he did an incredible amount of ethnographic case and become one of the major reference book on American ethnology, in most parts of the globe, Mexico and Peru, India and east and Southeast Asia....   [tags: Anthropology, Franz Boas, Professor]

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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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Management Minor At The University Of California

- I am applying to management minor at the University of California, Irvine is to highlight my business skills and experience. As a management minor, it will help me a lot to get some real world business experience along with it will also help me to make better decision in my life. Also, I choose to do management minor because I come from a family with a business background, where in the future, I might be able to join them in the business. However, my father and my father brother do not have that much experiences, since they did not have a chance to take those business courses, as I could....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Organizational studies]

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The Effects Of Oxycodone On The State Of California

- What is Oxycodone. Since its creation nearly one hundred years ago the pharmaceutical known as oxycodone has been used to treat acute pain for a wide variety of illness and injury. Originally created in Germany in 1916, the thebaine derived oxycodone was intended to be used as a substitution for the previously mass produced heroin and morphine. Though the drug had many of the same analgesic effects, it was thought to have less addictive properties than its predecessors. It was also hoped that it would be less dangerous to use as it was to be ingested rather than injected making the effects less immediate....   [tags: Morphine, Opioid, Drug addiction, Addiction]

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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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Science And Engineering At The University Of California

- Introduction In response to ever rising demands for sustainable energy sources, researchers and engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a bioinorganic form of artificial photosynthesis technology that enables the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy. The bioinorganic system combines semiconducting nanowires that capture solar energy and bacteria that have the ability to fix atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2 ) into organic compounds to produce methane that can be used as fuel for current infrastructure using only sunlight and water [A]....   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Fossil fuel, Natural gas, Methane]

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The Memorial Union Of The University Of California

- The Memorial Union of the University of California, Davis, is located in the Quad district. The Quad districts consist mostly of lecture halls and classrooms that surround a big grassy area, which students use as a recreational space. It consists of a big structure, which is currently under renovation, annexed with an even bigger building called the ‘Coffee House’, a type of cafeteria. Since classrooms surround it, a great number of students often go there to relax between classes, which makes it a bit chaotic....   [tags: Oxygen, Tree, Surround sound, Carbon dioxide]

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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 University Of California Police Department

- Following the years after World War II, the first University of California Police Department (UCPD) was founded at the University of California, Berkeley. It was in September 1947 that the UCPD was founded by the regents of the UC-system as a way for each UC-school to have its own police-department. The UCPD is today a public facility that lies across all UC-campuses and serves the purpose of keeping the university-community safe. The vision statement of the UCPD (specific to UCR) is as follows: “The mission of the University of California Police Department, Riverside is to enhance the quality of life by providing a secure and safe environment through professional service to the University c...   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer, Crime]

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The Oroville Dam in California

- Throughout California there is a total of 1,404 dams(KQED). They can be small structures just holding back rivers and streams, or as big as lakes and reservoirs, supplying water to up to 20 different counties. Oroville dam is the largest dam in California and is located just outside of Oroville County near Sacramento. Construction began in the dam in 1961, and it finally opened 7 years later in 1968. The Oroville dam is a rock fill embankment dam, which means, a water barrier that is made with certain materials so that it isn’t prone to erosion or deterioration....   [tags: central valley project, feather river]

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The University Of Southern California

- University of Southern California The University of Southern California started during the 1880’s, when Los Angeles was just a small town without electricity and paved streets. At that time, there were only 50 students and 10 teachers, but today there are over 43,000 students and almost 4,000 full-time faculty. Today, the University of Southern California is located in one of the most densely populated, biggest metropolises in the world. The University of Southern California is one of the most successful private research universities in the world....   [tags: Academic degree, Bachelor's degree]

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Doctor Appointments At The University Of California

- Doctor appointments were not always a pleasant experience. It wasn’t the fear of doctors that gave me a bad experience, so much as to the attitudes I received when I visited. Due to the impersonal attitudes I received from physicians, I felt both ignored or misunderstood. During one appointment, I visited the dermatologist regarding my athlete’s foot. She did not introduce herself nor did she ask for my name. Her bedside manners were quite rude and she quickly moved to diagnosing, only giving me a brief moment to explain my concerns....   [tags: Physician, Patient, Medicine, Hospital]

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The Minimum Wage For California Workers

- On April 4, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that would significantly raise the minimum wage for California workers. By 2022, California 's workers will receive a minimum wage of $15 per hour (Kurzweil, Anthony, Sara Welch, and Kareen Wynter). Brown signed this bill because employees cannot live above the poverty line if their minimum wage is not proportional to the cost of living (Scheiber, Noam, and Ian Lovett). The purpose of the minimum wage is to ensure that workers can provide essential amenities for themselves and their families....   [tags: Minimum wage, Employment, Wage, Poverty]

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Proposition And The Effect On California

- Proposition 61 states it “prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs” (“Proposition 61”). As you can see Proposition 61 is filled with promises, hopes, and it seems it will give a major blow to the pharmaceutical industry; doesn’t that all sound wonderful. However, don’t be fool by their mere words, to fully understand what is going on you must ask the basic questions of a reporter: who, what, when, where, why, and how....   [tags: Pharmacology, Generic drug, Pharmacy]

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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]

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The Politics Of California State University

- California State University, Northridge is a conglomerate of different cultures, ethnicities, and religions. The students and faculty provide a suitable sample size of the American religious landscape: numerous ethnicities from different locations around the world come together and bring their religious practices with them. This nation holds great pride in its diversity and acceptance of others. While the concept of pluralism is something the nation would prefer to have as a common belief, different opinions are an obstacle present....   [tags: Religion, Islam, United States]

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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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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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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]

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Privacy For Data By California Law

- As per Paul M. Schwartz, Daniel J. Solove (2012), there are few acts has have been considered as privacy for data by California Law: Financial Data Privacy Act: This act mainly deals with the data that is mainly sharing with nonaffiliated companies and provides incentives and discounts for customers who is opting for those kind of institutions. There are retailers who gathers the sensitive information which are credit card details once the transaction has taken place by entering the zip code. Data Security Breach: Gives notifying individuals when breach occurs....   [tags: Security, Computer security, Law, Human rights]

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A Trip On Los Angles, California

- On February 29th of this year I went on an unforgettable adventure to Los Angles, California. It was a new experience for me because I have not been to the heart of L.A before, let alone anywhere that far with just me and my friends. The only other time I was ever close to getting an experience as such was with my basketball team when we travelled, but even that was supervised by the coach. This was an all-out trip, starting from just the way we chose to get there. I had a weekend off and the weather was nice, so I thought it be a great opportunity to complete an adventure for this class....   [tags: English-language films, American films, Taxicab]

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Public Policy Institute Of California

- Los Angeles county, which accommodates more than 18 million people,can be said to have the most contaminated air in the country. Based on a survey by The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) nearly half of Los Angeles’ residents regard air pollution as a serious problem and believe that the air quality is even worse than before. But now, California is leading in supporting clean-energy vehicle production. What we can see is thousands of clean-energy vehicles, such as Teslas, Nissan Leafs and Chevrolet Volts, on the road everyday....   [tags: Automobile, Electric vehicle]

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