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    Brief History Of Alcatraz

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    Alcatraz, escaped inmates, and the daily routine for these horrendous people known to crime. Alcatraz is located in San Francisco, California on an island. The island where Alcatraz was once housed is equivalent to 1.25 miles long. The island was discovered by a famous Spanish naval officer named Juan Manuel de Ayala in 1775, who was the first European who entered the San Francisco Bay. How Alcatraz got its name was from a Spanish derivative from “Alcatraces”. A group that went by “Indians of…

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    leave Allen West behind after taking too long to remove his cell’s ventilator grill. The escapees climbed thirty feet to the cellhouse’s roof from pipes and duct shafts, and fifty feet down pipes to the ground. After reaching the ground and the San Francisco Bay, Morris and the Anglin brothers were never seen or heard from again. West eventually made it to the rooftop of the cellhouse, but by that time his fellow inmates completely vanished. According to West, the plan was to use the raft to…

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    Pacific Rail Construction

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    California by passenger rail. One of the rail companies to first do so was The Southern Pacific Railroad Company, which constructed rail that connected San Francisco to Los Angeles and San Diego. In it’s early history, California heavily utilized new rail technologies that defined American transportation of the…

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    Alcatraz Prison History

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    down on crime and this led to the creation of larger, higher capacity federal prisons. Alcatraz prison was one of the products of this decision, and is possibly the most famous prison in American history. Alcatraz Island is located offshore the San Francisco Bay in California. This penitentiary was home to the nation’s worst criminals such as “Machine Gun” Kelly, Al Capone, Arthur “Doc” Barker, and Alvin Karpis. (Blakely…

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    Alcatraz was considered the most secure prison. It was located on an island about two miles from San Francisco Bay. It was surrounded by freezing water. There were military men everywhere, who were highly trained and not afraid to shoot. It was built in 1934, to hold the most dangerous and clever prisoners. Many tried to get away from this life sucking prison, but none succeeded. They were either caught, drowned, or shot. It closed in 1963. One of the great mysteries of Alcatraz is whether Frank…

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    the two met escaped so they were not seen. The two men had jumped into the water and have not been seen since. September 15, 1941, John Bayless had attempted to make an escape, but soon gave up swimming after entering the freezing waters of the San Francisco Bay. December 16, 1962, Darl Lee Parker and John Paul Scott used a saw to cut through the windows in the kitchen to be able to climb through, then proceed to make a run to the…

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    Each year the bakery donates financially to, as well as caters the breakfast and dinner, for the “Devil’s Slide Ride” which supports PARCA, an organization that works to help improve the lives of the developmentally-disabled and their families in San Mateo County. Additionally, Mazzetti’s has helped with many school fundraisers and sponsored local sports teams, furthering their visibility and giving back to the community. Some of Mazzetti’s best marketing comes from the bakery’s numerous…

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    Summary: Mission District

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    Term Project Assignment: 10/9 Mission Local reports that the Mission District in San Francisco is in an advanced stage of gentrification. Emma Neiman writes that the district’s median income level, already above average at $73,718, is going to see further increases in the near future. UC Berkeley researchers Miriam Zuk and Karen Chapple, who published their finding in August, found that the two tech-booms, cultural richness, and transportation accessibility led the Mission on a path of rapid…

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    The Center of Innovation 7.5 million people, thousands of technology startups, infinite possibilities; The San Francisco Bay Area is one that cannot compare to any other area in the world. Not less than one year ago, my family and I traveled to the beautiful city of San Francisco. Originally this trip was so we could spend time with my aunt who lives in the area. Although that was fun, my trip had a much deeper meaning to me. The city made a huge impression on me. I learned that I would like to…

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    Global Sea Level Rise

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    Throughout the last several decades, sea level rise has become an issue that is affecting many areas around the world. According to National Geographic (n.d.), “Scientific research indicates sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 0.14 inches per year since the early 1990s. The trend, linked to global warming, puts thousands of coastal cities… and even whole islands at risk of being claimed by the ocean”. The three main factors that have been causing this global sea level rise are the…

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