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    Our beloved city, Melbourne has celebrated her 180th birthday this year. One hundred and eighty years ago in June 1835, the tall ship Enterprize sailed up the Yarra River. Landing a party of five men, one woman, a cat, stores and livestock on the northern bank headed by John Batman. Recording in his diary John described what he saw: "About six miles up, found the river all good water and very deep. This will be the place for a village”. Thus a fledgling settlement had begun. For almost…

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    head to California. This included many people from the US and some even from other countries. This caused the population in San Francisco to skyrocket from 1,000 people in 1848 to over 20,000 by 1850. As immigrants started making their way towards California, they could only take one of two routes. One was a six-month sea route all the way from New York to San Diego or San…

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    Chapter Four Methodology Introduction The primary goal of this study is to analyze San Francisco’s implementation of Realignment. In addition, more specific goals of this study is to determine if San Francisco’s method is succeeding or is it putting at risk communities and certain demographics. After taking a close look at the four articles selected to inform this study, the factors that make San Francisco County inimitable are underscored and emphasized in order to further our understanding of…

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    and adventurous as the tales he told. Born in San Francisco on January 12, 1876, he grew up in and around the docks of San Francisco and Oakland, California. At 13 he left school to help support his family. But normal occupations did not appeal to him, and he joined a gang of men who illegally caught oysters at night and sold them the next morning. At only 15 years of age, Jack London was one of the most successful oyster pirates working San Francisco Bay. London maintained a strong love for…

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    California attracted people because it represented a place where dreams were made into reality. Its glittering reputation has regressed throughout the years between 1986 and 2015. James J. Rawls described California as a place of promise and paradox; however, it is no longer thought of as a place of promise. Areas of California like Los Angeles and Hollywood have helped develop the ideology of California as creating fame, success, and fortune, but current economic and environmental instability…

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    Since the days of the Gold Rush, San Francisco has been an important financial center. Located halfway between London and Tokyo as well as between Seattle and San Diego, San Francisco is at the center of global business. The city’s marketing theme is, “Never the same. Always San Francisco.” San Francisco being of Northern California has a very awesome view of the Pacific Ocean and the thriving community of San Francisco has a diverse array of neighborhoods, each with its own culture and…

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    What Is Alcatraz?

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    Alcatraz is an Island located 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco, California, United States in the San Francisco Bay. The Island was originally developed for a lighthouse, a military fort, a military prison, and a federal prison. This was like this from 1933 until 1963 and has since been changed to an official National Historical Landmark as of 1986. It is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Areas and is open to tours. Out of the 1576 prisoners on Alcatraz, only a few were…

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    imposing, if decrepit building will give you the creeps--even knowing how long it's been empty of bad guys. But there is still much more history among the shambling ruins on the island off San Francisco's Pier 41. Pier 41 is adjacent to the chaos of Fisherman's Wharf and the constant foot traffic that San Francisco is famous for, from souvenir shops to chowder served on the street in bowls made from sourdough bread. But being on the boat, headed for the island, the sea gulls hovering off the…

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    San Francisco Essay

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    During the World War II, thousands of people came back to San Francisco from the Pacific battlefronts. The U.S military actively sought out gay and lesbian service members and dishonorably discharged them solely on the basis of their sexual orientation. San Francisco was a city which tolerant those people and show them relatively openness. Homosexual population grew steadily after World War II. Many homosexual veterans remembered San Francisco as a open-minded city and returned after the war.…

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    Observation Site: Alcatraz It’s two forty in the afternoon and the warm sun is clouded by the grey sky on Pier 33. The San Francisco weather is being its usual self, causing my hair to dance in all directions. While purchasing our tickets for the Alcatraz tour, a sudden call of a Caucasian man with a raspy and dry voice is made, “Two forty from Pier 33 to Alcatraz is now boarding! Final call!” My mom quickly checks the time on her grandma phone and realizes it’s now two forty-five. We sprint to…

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