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The San Francisco Earthquake And Fire

- The San Francisco earthquake that took place in 1906 is fairly well-known because of its damage and intensity that would affect many lives. The online exhibit of The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire shows how much was lost during this natural disaster, and how the city was before. Many would wonder what is the purpose of documenting how it was before, and after the earthquake, but the fact that no one was expecting one so big impacted countless lives. Also, at the time San Francisco was becoming the most popular city, therefore it would appear in the headlines how a well-known place that most people loved would become damaged (The Bancroft Library, 2006)....   [tags: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Earthquake]

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The Earthquake Of San Francisco Earthquake

- The earthquake that only lasted 45 to 60 seconds but “was felt from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada” was the disastrous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (USGS 2012). A natural disaster that was responsible for structure damage and the lives of many people. Earthquakes are part of the natural process of the earth and are frequent around the world; they are usually small and not even felt by people. Unfortunately, there is also the magnitude 7 or greater earthquakes, which if trigger in big populated areas can become destructive in matter of seconds (Lutgens, F....   [tags: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Earthquake]

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The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

- The 1906 San Francisco earthquake a natural disaster that was estimated to be magnitude 7.8, which destroy the city, caused the casualties of 2,000 people’s death and an estimate of 2,000 residents in the streets (The Center for Legislative Archives, n.d.). In addition, the 99.7 chance for future earthquakes due to San Andreas Fault and the important measurements that every resident in California should take to reduce accidents and damage. 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The earthquake that only lasted 45 to 60 seconds, but “was felt from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada” was the disastrous 1906 San Francisco Earthquake (USGS 2012)....   [tags: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Earthquake]

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San Francisco Earthquake Of 1906

- San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 One of the worst natural disasters in United States history to this date occurred almost 109 years ago. On April 18, 1906 at 5:15am in San Francisco, California, the earthquake of San Francisco occurred hitting between 7.9 and 8.3M on the Richter scale. The San Andreas Fault, which is about 600 miles long, running from the Gulf of California to Cape Mendocino and is an active strike-slip fault, cut through the continental lithosphere to cause the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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The Earthquake Of San Francisco

- At 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, the people of San Francisco were abruptly awaken to one of the world’s most expensive and impacting earthquakes of the 20th century. The magnitude of the earthquake is debatable, ranging from 7.7 to as high as 8.2. However, the most accepted measurement is 7.9. The main shock epicenter occurred offshore 3.2 km from the city, near Mussel Rock. It ruptured along the San Andreas Fault northward and southward for 476 km (296 miles). The quake was felt from Oregon to Los Angeles, inland as far as Nevtada....   [tags: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Earthquake]

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What I Love San Francisco

- “Oh, San Francisco, you never let me down” I said after watching a group of young kids break dancing down on the end of Pier 39. Tourists were coming from all directions to throw a few bucks in the enormous bucket labeled “tips”. My friend Joey couldn’t believe his eyes going on to say “they make more tips in one show then I do working all day!” Coming from the Bay area, San Francisco has always been my favorite get away. I’m able to spend hours in The City with no prior planning at all. I love San Francisco for its amazing scenery, outstanding choices in food, as well as its unique culture and people....   [tags: San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area]

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Film Review : San Francisco

- San Francisco is changing drastically but should it change in the first place. According to the article by CQ Researcher they are unsure as well. Although the documentary San Francisco appeared very certain that the development and changes are ruining San Francisco. Does the view about these changes depend if they are a young “techie” or regular worker that has been living in San Francisco for twenty years with their family. Changes in San Francisco is a constant recurring event. There was the gold rush much later were hippies then the gay movement and finally now the technology advancements....   [tags: Unemployment, City, San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi]

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The Natural Disaster Of San Francisco Bay

- On the 18th of April in 1906, the lives of many San Francisco residents changed in a split second. Most of the city was either sound asleep or getting ready for another normal day (or so they thought), when the disastrous natural disaster struck. At around 5:12 a.m., the Golden City was jolted awake by a monstrous earthquake that would soon go down in the record books. With a Richter magnitude rating of 7.9, this earthquake was not only felt in the San Francisco Bay area, but also all the way from southern Oregon to south of Los Angeles and inland as far as central Nevada....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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The San Francisco Earthquake By Mark Twain

- In the article “The San Francisco Earthquake” written by Mark Twain, is written to talk about an earthquake that occurred. Author Twain uses humor to highlight his purpose throughout the article. “The San Francisco Earthquake” written Jack London, ( a different article) writes about a different earthquake that struck the earth. Author London uses The descriptive detail to describe the city dying throughout the piece. Twain and London both write about the subject of an earthquake Although, Twain uses humor to show society flaws and people’s reactions, while London uses vigorous detail to explain the falling and death of the city itself....   [tags: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Earthquake]

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The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

- Pre-ESS Analysis- 1906 San Francisco Earthquake The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake hit the Northern California coastline. The San Andreas fault shook 296 miles of the coast causing major damage throughout San Francisco, destroying about 80% of the city. Fires broke out throughout the city that lasted for several days. This was one of the worst Earthquakes recorded in history, killing 3,000 people.("The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake") Problem Statement: Earthquakes are a natual part of the environment....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Water]

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The Worst San Francisco Earthquakes On The Destruction Of The City

- Both Twain and London explain two dreadful San Francisco earthquakes that took place in 1865 and 1906. However, they target different aspects of the destruction the earthquakes caused. As Twain’s focus’ on the destruction of the people during the 1865 earthquake, London focus’ on the destruction of the city in the 1906 earthquake. All throughout London’s essay, one sees that he focus’ on the destruction of the city in the 1906 earthquake. He defines the city as, “wiped out” and “all gone” which gives his essay a fearful and defeated tone at the beginning....   [tags: 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Earthquake]

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London Vs. Twain : San Francisco Earthquakes

- London Vs. Twain: San Francisco Earthquakes Jack London, a San Francisco native, and Mark Twain, a frequent visitor to the city both had separate experiences with earthquakes in San Francisco, and wrote about them. However the men had two very different approaches. In their essays on San Francisco earthquakes, Jack London despairs over the loss of a beautiful city, while Mark Twain mocks his surroundings and fellow humans through their use of subjects, tone and description. London’s focus is on the destruction of the physical city itself, especially the after effects....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake

- The newly formed state of California, influenced mainly by the Gold Rush starting in 1848, sent the population drastically sprawling upwards. As more and more people established residency in the future area of San Francisco, area leaders officially recognized San Francisco as a city in 1856. The invention of the cable car in the late 1880s helped facilitate traversing the city’s steep hills, which ended up allowing people to live farther from work and use transportation into the heart of the city....   [tags: california, san andreas fault, tectonic plates]

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The Cultural Festival Of San Francisco

- Several course learning objectives have been met through research that relates to my service learning activity. For example, the article concerning the cultural festival in San Francisco describes the growing pressure in the United States for Latino groups to have a single “Latino identity” versus preserving cultural distinctiveness (Sommers, 1991). This idea relates to the learning objective that concerns analyzing contemporary issues that pertain to Latinos in the United States. In the United States, many people view Latinos as being solely from Mexico without acknowledging the many Latino groups that come from Central America, South America, and the Caribbean....   [tags: United States, Puerto Rico]

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A Report On San Francisco

- San Francisco is a beautiful city, in which more than half of the people living here, come from different countries, states, cities, contents, etc. I have lived in San Francisco for all of my life and I often come into contact with many people from out of state. I also get called a unicorn whenever riding lyft, because there aren 't a lot of locals that take lyft or uber. I get asked so often, how I feel about the changes in the city or how it was growing up in San Francisco, that I thought it would be interesting, to see how people not from San Francisco, felt about it....   [tags: City, English-language films, Luck]

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Chinese Immigration to San Francisco

- In my research project, I choose to explore Chinese Americans’ and Russian Americans’ migration history and experiences during 1850 to 2014, and the location is San Francisco. Reasons for choosing Chinese Americans are first I’m a Chinese so I care about the history of my own ethnicity; also as a major conponent of Asian Americans which is the fastest incresing immigration group nowdays, the understanding of the history and the analysis of the immigration experiences could facilitate the assimilation of Chinese Americans....   [tags: railway, exclusion, california]

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The San Francisco Gold Rush

- In 1849, the San Francisco Gold Rush brought many new residents to find their small part of a new fortune. Unfortunately, on December 24, 1849, a fire ripped through a residential block spreading to the next street. Back then, the buildings were only shells made of wood and cloth cotton for the walls. San Francisco had everything else within the city except a fire department. Without a fire department to stop the fires, the only way was to use gunpowder to blow up buildings to eliminate the fires path by depriving of it of fuel....   [tags: Law, Common law, Property]

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San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

- On the night of April 18, 1906, the whole town was woken by erratic shaking. Although the earthquake lasted under a measly minute, it caused significant damage. Many fires started all throughout the city; San Francisco burned in turmoil. In the early 1900’s, Theodore Roosevelt took office after McKinley was assassinated. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only turmoil at the time. A ship with rats infected with bubonic plague started the first plague epidemic in the continental U.S. Survivors of the plague believed that the corpses were still contaminated, so all burials were banned within San Francisco....   [tags: American History]

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Japan Culture in San Francisco

- Japantown, in San Francisco, is an ethnic enclave to the Japanese who migrated to the US and it is a space created by themselves for themselves to practice their old traditions and remind them of home. The Kinokuniya building in Japantown is home to many generations of Japanese and they would often celebrate traditional festivals and more than often there are many subculture groups within the Japanese here in San Francisco. One subculture that is evident is the Ikebana group located in Japancenter where they display flower arrangements called Ikebana....   [tags: kinokuniya, ikebana group, japantown]

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The San Francisco Bay Area

- Earth, as we know it, is the only planet that needs air and water to survive while the other planets only need sunlight. A diverse set of plants and animals have sustained their existence through the sun and support through soil, water, and air. Without air and water, Earth would be unable to sustain life. The San Joaquin Valley is made of eight counties making Fresno one of them. The mountains surround the valley on all sides except the north where lies the San Francisco Bay area. Its key staple is agriculture that contributes to the downfall of poor air quality....   [tags: Air pollution, Particulate, Smog, Greenhouse gas]

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San Francisco Waste Management

- San Francisco, California: A Model City for Waste Management The US is the number one producer of garbage all over the world, consuming 30% of the planet’s resources and producing 30% of all its wastes. The number is surprising considering that the US is home to just 4% of the global population. As the world modernizes and the population grows, producing more waste, waste management programs need to improve. Many are pointing to San Francisco because the city achieved an 80% landfill diversion rate, the highest in the nation....   [tags: garbage, recycling system]

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Healthy San Francisco Plan

- In 2007 San Francisco began its Healthy San Francisco Plan designed to provide health care for all San Francisco citizens. In 2007, it was estimated that San Francisco had 82,000 uninsured citizens. Under the plan, all uninsured citizens residing in San Francisco can seek care at the city's public and private clinics and hospitals. The basic coverage includes lab work, x-rays, surgery, and preventative care. The city plans to pay for this $203 million coverage by rerouting the $104 million the city currently spends treating the uninsured in the emergency rooms, mandating business contributions, and requiring income-adjusted enrollment fees....   [tags: Health Care ]

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the san francisco peaks

- In 1629, a group of Franciscans stationed at the village of Oraibi named the giant mountains they saw San Francisco, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi . Opinions over the use of the peaks by Native tribes and this new influx of culture are as far apart as the names they call the mountain itself. At over a mile high, the San Francisco Mountains tower over the predominantly Anglo town of Flagstaff to the south. The mountain range was actually formed by a volcano that is now inactive. These peaks have long been considered sacred ground by thirteen Native American tribes, including the Hopi and the Navajo....   [tags: Native American Studies]

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San Francisco Earthquake

- The newly formed state of California, influenced mainly by the Gold Rush starting in 1848, sent the population sprawling upwards drastically. As more and more people established residency in the future area of what would be called San Francisco, area leaders were finally able to officially establish the City of San Francisco in 1856. The invention of the cable car in the late 1880s helped facilitate the traversing the city’s steep hills, which ended up allowing people to live farther from work and transportation to the heart of the city....   [tags: California, History, Gold Rush]

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Analysis Of The Spectre Haunting San Francisco

- In the article, “In Many Cities, Rent is Rising Out of Reach of the Middle Class,” housing that takes up no more than 30 percent of a household’s income is considered affordable. However, the price of housing in some cities has exceeded that 30 percent of middle income, and this is especially the case in San Francisco. In the article “The Spectre Haunting San Francisco” on The Economist, it discusses the housing market crisis in San Francisco. This city is a nice city to live in not only for the scenery, but also for the available jobs in the local labor market....   [tags: Supply and demand, Economics, Real estate]

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The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Firestorm

- San Francisco was a very opulent city during the 19th century due to the gold rush, the city was thriving and booming and more than 400,000 people residing in this area but the dynamics of this change when at 5:12 am April 1906.1 Powerful devastation ultimately gripped California in April 1906. The Great San Francisco Earthquake is number as one the most powerful devastation in the United Sates.2 On this despondent day many lives were taken and the costs of damages were very exorbitant. The implications were very profound and tumultuous....   [tags: history, catastrophies, ]

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Calfornia Gold Rush in San Francisco

- ... It can affect it in a positive way, or a negative way. Just so happens that this event was a lot more negative. When all the people came over, and San Francisco grew its population by about 36,00 people, it caused more crime, and accidents(“California Gold Rush”). When there are more people, a lot more terrible murders, fires and accidents take place("The Effects of the Gold Rush.") . During the stampede of people coming over during the Gold Rush, crime went way up, more people will be involved in murders, robberies, kidnappings etc....   [tags: overpopulation, money, death]

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The History of San Francisco Bay Area

- The Bay Area is an interesting place with a unique geology and formation. The San Francisco Bay, also known as San Francisco Estuarine, consists of three bays, San Francisco Proper, San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, and has a vast inland river delta. The river delta provides fresh water to the bays. The estuarine system provides food, safety, and shelter to many organisms and animals, including humans. (San Francisco Estuarine Wetlands) Along the bays lie major cities such as San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose....   [tags: California, estuarine, tectonic plate]

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The San Francisco Department Of Human Resources

- The San Francisco Department of Human Resources (DHR), its mission is to recruit, train and develop the workforce to deliver quality health care related services to the San Franciscans. Department of Human Resources(DHR) administers the City 's civil service system, ensures payment of workers ' compensation benefits to injured employees, negotiates and administers labor agreements with the City 's labor unions. Make sure to ensure equal employment opportunities for employees and applicants. The Workforce Development Team provides, more convenient and reliable in-house consulting and training services that are focused mainly to achieve the requirements of City Leaders and staff....   [tags: Health care, Health economics, Health]

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The First Starbucks At The University Of San Francisco

- In 1971, the first Starbucks was founded at the University of San Francisco by a group of three students, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker. These three students later met with an Alfred Peet, who inspired the group to start a coffee bean distributing business later named Starbucks. The very first store was opened in Seattle, WA, on 2000 Western street from 1971 to 1976 and was later relocated to 1912 Pike Place where it still remains standing to this day. When thinking of what to call their store they thought back to the famous book Moby Dick for inspiration....   [tags: Starbucks, Coffee, Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegel]

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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

- About eighty years ago, engineers were able to build a bridge on time and within budget with no problem; today, most of the projects take extra time and money to finish. What exactly happened between now and eighty years ago that caused such a drastic shift. It is clearly not the engineers nor the technology; in fact, those have only improved over time. Today, engineers are faced with much more than designing and building the infrastructure, as they were before. They compete with politicians for funds, fight for the safety of workers, and protect our environment by adhering to the numerous laws and acts set forth by the government....   [tags: Transportation, bridge]

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Another San Francisco Detective Novel

- Bang. Crash. The purity of the nighttime silence has been broken. A struggle ensues. One gets the gun and stands above the other. “Where is it?” he demands hostilely. The subdued man points a shaking, bony finger at the cupboard above his head. After a quick rummaging, the man with the gun finds what he is looking for. A grin forms on his face, barely illuminated by the dim streetlights outside. “Now I can finally get that cabana in Cuba and live happily ever after.” “Over my dead body!” “Precisely.” Bang....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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The San Andreas Fault Line

- The San Andreas fault line has causes constant development nightmares for large urban areas such as San Francisco and any other city that has been built on top of it. Fault lines are one of the side effects of the earth’s tectonic plates shifting that can result in devastating earthquakes. Some of the most devastating earthquakes in our modern era have occurred along the San Andreas fault line due to a dense population. The most notable earthquake on the San Andreas fault line occurred in San Francisco on 1906....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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San Francisco 1906 Earthquake: Impact and Reconstruction

- At 5:12 a.m. on April 18th, 1906, the California city of San Francisco was awoken by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Chaos erupted with the earthquake leading to fire break outs throughout San Francisco (Cameron and Gordon. Pgs 69-73).The earthquake and the resulting fires caused destruction to majority of the city with buildings crumbling and igniting into flames. Many people died along with thousands and thousands of people being left homeless. This devastating earthquake left the city and United States in a financial crisis....   [tags: Damage, Casualties]

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The Weather in San Francisco and Corporal by Richard Brautigan

- Richard Brautigan’s short fiction stories incorporate protagonists that are recognizably fictionalized versions of the author himself. He writes in order to extract his own struggles of the past and the difficulties of discovering himself in the present. Through the characters in The Weather in San Francisco and Corporal, the portrayal of his optimistic view of life as a consequence of the rigors of daily life, and the use of symbols, Brautigan presents his personal story through the words on the paper....   [tags: deeply depressed, debt, struggles]

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Internship Report: Hotel InterContinental San Francisco

- Internship Organization History Hotel InterContinental San Francisco is under the InterContinental International Group, which is a multinational chain of hotels located in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, and North America, for 60 nations. InterContinental Hotels began its operations in 1946 as the hotel founded by Pan-American World Airlines. Since its inception, the hotel primarily targets customers for leisure and business purposes. With an added advantage of a flexible transportation system, Hotel InterContinental San Francisco also provides deluxe guest rooms, hospitable services, furnished conference facilities, and accommodations....   [tags: Organization, Housekeeping, Leisure]

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The Liberal Studies Major at San Francisco State University

- The Liberal Studies Major at San Francisco State University classes has been inspirational for me. In Spring 2009, I began my studies with the Communication and Speech 351. The class focuses was on Political Speeches by Famous Presidents and Civil Rights Leaders about the History of America. We wrote speeches sharing a small part of your life experiences with each. The lesson I learned in Biology 318 The Endangered Planet was the destruction of Planet Earth and the effects it is experiencing. The effects on different species habitat being threaten the butterflies, the birds, the beetles, and the polar bears because of humans' activities....   [tags: Course Reflection]

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Application Essay for the MSFA Program in the University of San Francisco

- Shanghai Stock Exchange was established on 1990, and at the same year, I was born. 18 years later, I started my bachelor degree in the Business School of Shanghai Normal University. There was a 2+2 exchange program between the Shanghai Normal University and Weber State University which is located in Ogden, Utah. So I attended this program without hesitation since it was truly a good opportunity to study finance and economics internationally. After graduated from Weber State University, I decided to come to the Great Bay Area since, I believe, the finance and economy of this region is outstandingly strong and steady....   [tags: education, finance, goal]

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The Opportunity Of Interning At A San Francisco Based Resource Center

- Beginning freshman year, when I first learned of senior projects, I was dreading it because I did not think I would be able to settle on one project nor be able to find one that genuinely interested me. Come senior year, and the time had arrived to choose a senior project, I debated between psychological and medical projects, but ultimately I ended up choosing law. The opportunity of interning at a research center presented itself and I knew I was interested in law, so I decided to seize the opportunity....   [tags: Immigration, Immigration to the United States]

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The Merge of Bank of Italy in San Francisco to Bank of America

- Bank of Italy in San Francisco founded a company that has been around for over one hundred years serving many, this bank, and it is directed toward immigrants, but it ultimately merged with Bank of America. This is one of the world’s largest financial corporations, serving individual consumers, and businesses of all times, they have a full range of banking, investing, and offering risk management services. Bank of America serves clients in more than 40 countries. Bank of America is a company that focuses on creating real, meaningful connections with individuals, businesses, and communities to help them connect with what matters most....   [tags: largest financial corporation, banks]

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George Kaepernick 's Quarterback For The San Francisco 49ers

- The most admirable act as human beings we can practice is to listen to another person’s opinions they are passionate about; this is the controversy we are facing today in America. Colin Kaepernick, Quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, is taking a stand by kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem before each game. I am a full supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, and what Kaepernick is attempting to accomplish with his protest. There are many reasons to be proud of the United States of America, but the fact that an unarmed black man is six times more likely to be killed by police than a white man is not one of them....   [tags: United States, Race, African American]

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My Career At San Francisco State University

- My ultimate goal is to receive my Doctoral degree in social psychology from University of California Berkeley or Stanford University. After receiving my Doctoral degree, I would like to pursue a career in academia by teaching and participating in research. I have also considered a career in research separate from academia, where I would be free to focus on research and less on teaching. My main career goal is to continue to do research and further knowledge in social psychology. The social psychology program at San Francisco State University would help me achieve this goal because they have a strong emphasis on research....   [tags: Psychology, Sociology, University, Laboratory]

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My Education At San Francisco State University

- Figuring out what made you is a hard thing to accomplish Is it a mixture of your mother’s intuition and your father 's stubbornness. Or is it the fact that you have his nose and her smile. Or is that distant look in your eye you got from your grandmother. To include education into this age old question brings up another. Who had the biggest impact on my life, the one who made me decide that continuing my education was worth it. I would have to say it would have to be my father, a man who believed he could make me into the child he wasn’t....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Sixth grade]

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San Francisco and Chinatown

- San Francisco and Chinatown Gilded age San Francisco stood as a beacon for travelers bound for the western coast of the United States. The most prominent city in the developing west during the latter parts of the nineteenth century and the opening of the twentieth, San Francisco encompassed a range of conflicting identities. This time period marked a transitory stage in the development of San Francisco, evolving from a booming “frontier town” to a “civilized metropolis,” the emerging San Franciscan identity retained qualities from both poles of this spectrum....   [tags: California Place History American Essays]

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San Francisco and Influenza

- San Francisco and the Spanish Flu SAN FRANCISCO--No one can deny the amount of patriotism San Franciscans have for their country especially during the Great War. Rallying, Parading, and marching down the streets of San Francisco are where these civilians choose to be, whether they like wearing gauze masks or not. Such undertakings, however, are exactly the kinds of activities a community seeking to protect itself from Spanish Influenza should definitely avoid. With the commotion of World War I many San Franciscans fail to notice the rapid rate at which people are falling victim to the epidemic influenza....   [tags: Journalism Spanish Flu Health Essays]

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The San Francisco Earthquake

- The San Francisco Earthquake Heavily damaged buildings in the Marina District of San Francisco Heavily damaged buildings in the Marina District of San Francisco House destroyed by Loma Prieta earthquake A house in the mountains north of Santa Cruz, California, destroyed [IMAGE] Ground view of collapsed building, Marina District Fire following earthquake…. [IMAGE] The Earthquake eyewitness account of Howard Livingston “I was awakened by a violent shaking of the house accompanied by a roar and the sound of cracking wood....   [tags: Papers]

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San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

- In the early 1900's, settlers of the San Francisco Bay Area considered the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which spans over eight miles long and 500 feet above the water at its highest point, an impossible feat. However, with only a few complications, the bridge was completed by November, 1936. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge consists of two bridge types. The east section is a cantilever bridge, and the west, a suspension bridge. The 1.78 mile western span of the bridge between San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island presented the first obstacle....   [tags: Engineering]

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San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)

- San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI) is a free information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex. If you have a question about sex, we'll either answer it or refer you to someone who can. We answer sex questions and offer referrals to resources like books, support groups, organizations, doctors, therapists, Web sites, and more. Ask questions by e-mail or by phone on our phone switchboard. Our volunteers undergo extensive training in all aspects of human sexuality, including reproduction, birth control, safer sex practices, HIV, sexual identity, and gender identity....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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The San Culture Of The Francisco Culture

- The San culture with a simplistic view of life; no material objects, food provided by the land along with the simple beliefs of being humble, sharing and family bonds. This way of life sounds like a difficult life to live; hunting for meat and the gathering of plant forms to feed their band sounds like a full time job, with little time to play but the opposite is true for the San Culture. The culture sustained through an egalitarian culture, everyone of equal status, each individual playing a life sustaining role the band they live in an inclusion of outside bands that may join temporarily during a hap or planned meeting, either being accepted and open to feed, house and sing as a long time...   [tags: Culture, Sociology, Religion, The Culture]

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Buying Your Own Home And San Francisco Real Estate Agents

- It’s possible to sell your own home and San Francisco real estate agents understand there are times when an FSBO has the confidence to accomplish and save money by doing this transaction themselves. Once you do the research of selling your home in San Francisco, California and understand the process to complete everything involved with selling a home in the current market, you may want to reconsider selling on your own, especially in this city. Don’t get the wrong idea, San Francisco real estate agents know it can be done, the uncertainties of getting the house on the market, attracting qualified buyers, and selling for your list price are challenges for anyone outside of the industry....   [tags: Real estate, Property, Sales, Estate agent]

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Least Restrictive Environment in San Francisco Unified School District

- Least restrictive environment (LRE) is among the six standards enacted by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), to govern the education of students with various special needs and disabilities (Jacob, Decker, & Hartshorne, 2010, p. 106). The other five principles are; free and appropriate public education, individualized education program, parent participation requirement and the protection of rights of children with disabilities and their parents (Farris, 2002, p. 1). This principle supports the education of students with disabilities together with non-disabled learners to the greatest extent that is appropriate....   [tags: Education ]

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Physical And Mental Issues Of Students Attending San Francisco State University

- For most students attending San Francisco State University, their journey here was strictly focused on their academic strengths; on the contrary mine was rather more complex with many obstacles along the way testing my physical and mental limits as well. The physical battles I faced as early on as age 13 began with my frequent hospitalizations followed by a diagnosis of various chronic gastrointestinal illnesses that I continue to struggle with hourly as of today. The intense mental conflicts I endured arose throughout the years directly stemmed from my diagnosis and led to an incredible influx of emotions I would now be experiencing alongside those of an “average” teenager....   [tags: High school, Emotion]

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The Game Will Be Fought Between The San Francisco Giants And New York Mets

- The NLWC game will be fought between the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets. These are two teams that have shown great runs in the postseason in the past few years and neither of these teams want to go home early. This Wild Card game will be a little bit uncomfortable to watch because both of these teams should be playing in the NLDS. The Mets went to the World Series last year and the Giants played such a great first half of the year and should really have not been in the NLWC game at all. Now that both of these teams will be eyeing a spot in the NLDS against the Chicago Cubs, this game will be decided on the mound....   [tags: Major League Baseball, National League]

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I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake 1906 by Lauren Tarshis

- ... Maybe if there was a sequel to the book, i could see maybe fletch and wilkie coming in saving them from a crisis. Meaning: 1- Brave: To be fearless. Fearless like nothing is going to happen. 2- Fire: combustion or burning, in which substances combine chemically with oxygen from the air and typically give out bright light, heat, and smoke. Something that is hot and hurts. 3- Dump: a site for depositing garbage. A dirty place that smells. 4- Earthquake: a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Taking a Close Look at the Golden Gate Bridge

- ... Decades later, the population kept growing and growing, requiring a bridge to connect the isolated parts of California to San Francisco. For this reason, the Golden Gate Bridge was built, a construction period of four years. During construction, 11 fatalities occurs, of whom 10 fell through the safety net of the scaffold on February 17, 1937. As previously stated, the architect Irving Morrow was responsible for the beauty of the bridge. The bridge was painted orange vermilion, now called “International Orange” because Morrow thought it blended well with the natural environment surrounding the bridge....   [tags: San Francisco iconic structures]

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Straight Talker and Judge in Adaptation by Malinda Lo

- Straight Talker and Judge My book is “Adaptation” by Malinda Lo. It is a science fiction about a high school girl named Reese and her debate team partner, David who live in San Francisco, have experienced a rare phenomenon in the sky that would change the world. There are flocks of birds fly into airplanes and cause thousands of people die in the airplanes crash. On their way back to San Francisco after hearing the news in Arizona, there is a bird flies into their headlights and the car flips over....   [tags: bisexual, san francisco, phenomenom]

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Environmental History of The Bay Area

- I myself have always lived in the Bay Area until now, when I recently moved to Chico. Pleasanton, Ca is a suburb in the East Bay where I have lived the longest in the Bay Area. However I have also lived for other short periods of time in the cities San Jose, Union City, Fremont, and San Francisco. This is not the case with some of my other family members. My mother, and her side of the family, where born on the Island of Pico. Pico is located in the Azores, which is a chain of islands right off the coast of Portugal....   [tags: San Francisco, California]

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The Golden Gate Bridge

- Sometimes heralded as the most spectacular bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge seemed like an impossible task a century ago. Around San Francisco, any kind of infrastructure built would have to withstand the fierce winds, fog, and any earthquake. Bridges around the area would also have to withstand the tides. Yet, to Joseph Strauss, none of these destructive powers bothered his willingness to create such a triumphant bridge. Completed only 5 months after the promised date in 1937 and a total cost of $27 million, the Golden Gate Bridge benefitted society not only around the San Francisco area, but also around the world....   [tags: San Francisco landmarks]

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The San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition 1939-1940

- The San Francisco Golden Gate Exhibition 1939-1940 In 1939, the city of San Francisco hosted an international exhibition, named the Golden Gate Fair in honor of the construction by the city of the world's two largest suspension bridges, the Golden Gate and San Francisco-Oakland, which spanned the San Francisco Bay. With all the skill that could be mustered by American engineers, an island was constructed amidst the Pacific waters, becoming the largest ever manmade island. Christened Treasure Island, this would be the location of the 1939 Exhibition....   [tags: Architecture History]

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San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts

- San Francisco 1915 - Palace of Fine Arts The Palace of Fine Arts was one of the finest buildings constructed for the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. It was one of the most important symbols of the fair, situated near its center, at the end of the axis on which were located the Courts of the Four Seasons and of the Universe at the center, and the Court of Abundance, with the Machinery Palace framing the other side. The Palace was designed by a well known local architect, Bernard Maybeck (b....   [tags: Architecture History]

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Growing Up in San Francisco- Personal Narrative

- Growing Up in San Francisco- Personal Narrative Although I was born in Salem, Oregon, my earliest memories are from San Francisco, California. My parents came to California to start over and find a better life. For a while we lived on a bus parked in front of a friend's house. When I was three years old, we moved to Potrero Hill, an area of low-income housing projects in the big city. A very famous man, O.J. Simpson, grew up there, but that was before my time....   [tags: Papers]

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The Worst Natural Disasters Happened During The Us History

- Introduction On April 18th, 1906, one of the worst natural disasters happened in the US history. This first major disaster which is recorded in human history with photography, has a 7.8 magnitude(USGS,2013).A subduction of the Pacific plates pulled into the San Andreas plates with the north-west direction, causing a 400 km(ECSC) rupture line. Huge energy is radiated out of the epicenter which was just 2 miles of west San Francisco, the intensity of the shaking nearly wiped out most of the buildings and structures with a duration of 110s(ECSC), affected around 370,000 square meters(NZH,1906)....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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The History of the Golden Gate Bridge

- Stretching across the San Francisco Bay stands the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is located in one of nature’s most beautiful settings, spanning the mile-wide bay from Fort Point in San Francisco to the Marin County Shore. Joseph Strauss, specializing in bridge building, was the leader of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The start of construction began on January 5, 1993 and, after four years, was completed on April 27, 1997. The bridge was needed to be built because of the growing population after the California Gold Rush....   [tags: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, ]

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The Earthquake That Struck Northern California Cities

- The legendary earthquake that struck Northern California cities on April 18, 1906 was recorded as one of the most American disasters in the U.S. history. It is considered as the most catastrophic natural disaster because of its massive consequences left the citizens of California as well as the shape of the U.S. into great damages or even a downturn in country’s peaceful state. The consequences of the quake were vividly depicted through many of the newspapers ‘coverage, especially through The New York Times article named, “The California Quake: 1906; The Earthquake So ‘Great’ a Later One Seems Puny”....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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Analysis Of Mark Twain And Jack London

- Both Mark Twain and Jack London describe their experiences with massive earthquakes in San Francisco. Twain’s piece focuses more on the vulnerability of humans in times of chaos, and the brash decision this can lead to. Conversely, London criticizes the attempt humans had made in conquering nature with the development of new technology and machines. Whether it be the differing points of view or the comparison both make of a city to a living being, both pieces describe the relationship between human ingenuity and the effect nature’s power has on the composure of humans and their mentalities....   [tags: Earthquake, 1906 San Francisco earthquake]

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Harvey Milk: The Gay Rights Movement

- Harvey Milk-Research Paper In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected as the first openly gay individual to the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. Although, he was defeated in his first two campaigns, he was still persistent in his work. He aspired to change the way homosexuals were treated. Before the fight for gay rights that began in the late 20th century, the way the homosexuals were regarded was abominable (“Bringing People Hope”). Milk was a politician who defended his personal rights, beliefs, and faiths not only for himself, but the entire gay community as well....   [tags: biography, gay individual, san francisco]

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Castro Street Under the Spotlight

- Castro street, a street that is located in the heart of San Francisco City and starts from Waller and Divisadero streets on the north, running down southwards through Noe Valley and the 24th Street up to its intersection with the Glen Park to the farthest end, is a domiciliary name not only in expansive city of San Francisco but virtually in all parts of the world. The young, old, rich and poor all talk about the San Francisco’s street and its sprawling gay communities within the business district for one reason or the other despite it having the same fundamentals as any other street....   [tags: San Francisco, Gay Community, History]

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Barbara Berlund 's Making San Francisco Americ Cultural Frontiers Of The Urban West

- In Barbara Berlund’s Making San Francisco American: Cultural Frontiers in the Urban West, Berlund explains how San Francisco grew from a young settlement which grew rapidly thanks to in part of the California Gold Rush which took place in 1949. Of course with the growing of this small settlement came it’s conflicts and how it rised to where it stands present day. A primary factor which helped San Francisco flourish a ton was the influence from those who had power and chose what would happen throughout the city, for example the Big 4....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Sociology]

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How Leaders Controlled Events in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks in New York City

- During times of crisis, it is understood that leaders are expected to control the situation to the best of their ability. This could not be more evident than in the cases of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. General Frederick Funston controlled the post-earthquake San Francisco with an iron fist while implementing measures intended to control the fire engulfing the city. Almost 100 years later, Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a calming presence and helped organize emergency response teams in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks....   [tags: troops, Giuliani, General Frederick Funston ]

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A Research Study On The Rights Of Women During The San Francisco Gay Pride Festival Over The Summer

- Discussions There was a plethora of themes and consistencies that I drew from the peer reviewed sources that were homogenous with the responses I received in my interviews. One trend that I noticed during my interviews was that women seemed to have more to say on the topic than males. This was consistent with the fact that a majority of the authors from the journals I used were women too. For example, when I asked my first question regarding their general knowledge on the topic, women gave much more detailed feedback....   [tags: Coming out, LGBT, History of the Internet]

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A White Kid’s Guide to the Soup Kitchens of San Francisco

- A White Kid’s Guide to the Soup Kitchens of San Francisco “Ten cents a cigarette... “Three for a quarter... “Dollar a pack.” This is Linus’ cadence: Linus is making some money, hawking cigarettes up and down the line of folks waiting for a table. We are in one of the longest lines in town—two blocks long, longer than the line for sushi at the No-nayami on Church Street, longer than the kosher line for the Marrakesh on O’Farrell. St. Anthony’s doesn’t take reservations. Instead, you take a number from the man with the blond beard around the corner....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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The Wost and Best NFL Teams

- We all know the worst team in the NFL, the Raiders, but do we know the best. To your answer question the best team is the SanFrancisco 49ers, hands down. People may say they aren’t because of the 9 bad years they had. If you look back on their past success in the 1980’s and 2011-present you might think twice. The 49ers are the best ream in the NFL because of all the great success, great players, and great moments. One of the main reasons why the 49ers could be considered the best team in the National Football League is because they are tied for second place with the most superbowl victories....   [tags: San Francisco, superbowl, league]

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Compass Clara House : A Program Of The Non Profit Organization Compass Family Services

- Compass Clara House is a two-year transitional housing program that helps homeless families to achieve housing stability, family well-being, and self-sufficiency. It is one of six programs of the non-profit organization Compass Family Services. Located at Page Street near downtown San Francisco, Compass Clara House has been established since 1994 with 13 individual apartments within a supportive community. Besides the two-year transitional housing services, it also provides other important supportive services, including “two-year action plans designed with each family to help clients achieve their education, career and housing goals; intensive case management and onsite therapy; hands-on emp...   [tags: Family therapy, Family, San Francisco, House]

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The Most Famous Prisons And Can Be Visited By The Public Today

- The Rock It was one of the toughest prisons of it time. There was nothing to do but stare at walls. It was mind dwindling. Nicknamed “The Rock,” Alcatraz was a place prisoners didn’t want to go. From the discovery of the island to the closing of the prison, Alcatraz has had a lot of action over the years. With a great warden that kept the place in check, “The Rock” stayed under control, even though Alcatraz held some of the worst criminals of its time. Has anyone escaped. Well, there were those three guys that went missing, but keep reading to find out about that....   [tags: Alcatraz Island, Prison, San Francisco Bay]

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A Sad but Necessary Tragedy

- In September of 1951, Japan signed the Treaty of San Francisco which officially ended the tensions between itself and the United States. However before then, in August of 1945, the United States built two atomic bombs called Little Boy and Fat Man; but, they did not truly know the horrific and disastrous effects that these weapons were capable of (“The Avalon Project”). On August 6th and 9th 1945, the United States dropped these two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Little Boy and Fat Man detonated approximately 500-600 feet above the ground and caused a massive impact on Japan that are almost too horrific to describe (“The Avalon Project”)....   [tags: japan, treaty of san francisco, little boy]

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Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: City Light Books, 2001.

- Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems. San Francisco: City Light Books, 2001. Capitalizing on Capitalizing in Ginsberg’s Howl Ginsberg was a literary revolutionary as can be seen in his poetry. He pushed form and genre, theory and confrontation, confession and controversy right to the threshold and over the doorway of societal standards. In pushing and pushing, Ginsberg creates a new vocabulary for certain words by capitalizing them and giving them the significance of the ‘proper noun.’ By capitalizing the first letter of certain words, Ginsberg gives a solid identity to intangible things and redefines their role in a corrupted society that has destroyed the “best minds” of his gene...   [tags: Ginsberg Howl]

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The Best Vacation Of My Life

- The best vacation of my life According to the Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to six leading causes of death. Of all yearly physician office visits seventy five percent are stress related aliments and complaints. That number should put everyone head over heals when it comes to how we view our lives. For most people all the stress from long hours in work for weeks on end can be undone with a vacation. Vacations not only benefit ones mind but also improve how we perceive certain life events because when one travels outside of his or her routine they are exposed to new experiences....   [tags: Las Vegas Strip, Hotel, San Francisco]

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Chileans In California

- Samuel Brannan's famous announcement in San Francisco that gold had been discovered on the American River took place on May 12, 1848. One of the ships in San Francisco harbor at the time was the J.R.S., a brig out of Valparaiso, Chile, Alfredo Andrews, captain. At the time gold was being purchased in San Francisco for $8 to $10 cash per ounce ($14 to $16 per ounce in trade for merchandise). The supercargo on the J.R.S. had just sold his cargo of merchandise for $4,000 and he offered to purchase all of the gold brought to him for $12 per ounce cash....   [tags: Gold Rush San Francisco History]

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San Antonio 's Expansion And Growth Of The Francisco Antonio Labor Market

- San Antonio has been recognized by several magazines, major publications and newspapers as one of the largest growing cities in the U.S. Recently, the Brookings Institution has named San Antonio as a part of the top 100 largest growing metropolitan economies in the nation. It additionally named San Antonio as the top performer based on employment and unemployment levels (“Workforce”). Moreover, the Milken institute recognizes San Antonio as 2015’s best performing cities based on the booming workforce of continuous job growth (“Workforce”)....   [tags: Unemployment, Minimum wage, Employment]

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San Miguelito

- San Miguelito... It has what you like is officially founded April 14, 1597 by a group of tarascan Indians and Mexicans from the village of Tlaxcalilla, commanded by the Mexican Francisco Jocquinque. In the application of Foundation, approved by Luis Valderrama Saavedra, Mayor of San Luis Potosí, settled at the new town, you were granted 2 thousand 500 rods of land in table, measured from the orchard of the convent of San Francisco more or less in the present street of Pascual M. Hernandez. Quickly named a Government for the Administration and good order of the new settlement, initially consisting of a regular Mayor, one more Deputy and one or two topiles....   [tags: Mexican Indian History, San Luis Potosi]

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