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    San Francisco Bay Area Military Housing Area Boundaries The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the most competitive job and housing markets in the nation. Coast Guard personnel based on Yerba Buena Island (YBI) are receiving an improper Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate. San Francisco and Oakland are separated by a toll bridge and are less than ten miles apart, yet are considered to be two different military housing areas (MHA). The two MHA’s have significantly different BAH rates. There are eight counties in the bay area with a total of six toll bridges with a total of five MHA’s in a very compact area. Ultimately, members who are stationed at YBI are being forced to make compromises with extended commute times, neighborhood safety, or…

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    Bay Area Vs San Francisco

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    When thinking of the most expensive city to live in the United States, the common answer is typically New York City, but recently passing this notoriously pricey city for the first time is a city right here in the Bay Area, San Francisco. According to NBC Bay Area, the Bay Area’s “affordable housing crisis has reached an epidemic level, with rents at an all-time high and home ownership rates at their lowest since the 1940’s.” Decent listings and rentals are hard to find. If you are even lucky…

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    attack on the San Francisco Bay area revealing many similarities to George Orwell’s 1984. Computer code, being Harajuku Fun Madness, convinced Marcus and Darryl to cut school to meet up with their friends Van and Jolu. To be able to leave school without getting into trouble, Marcus and Darryl had to modify their gaits’…

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    George Henry Burgess

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    7. View of San Francisco in 1850 (George Henry Burgess) Principally known as a California painter, George Henry Burgess was from a vast group of craftsmen. A long-lasting inhabitant of San Francisco, he likewise made intermittent visits to the Hawaiian Islands. Conceived in London in 1831, he learned at the Somerset House School of Design in London, and worked in a lithography shop in the city. The California Gold Rush pulled in George's two siblings, Charles and Edward, and in 1850, he and his…

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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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    What Is Alcatraz

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    of the legend. Make no mistake, just walking around in this 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…

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    Alcatraz Research Paper

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    Alcatraz Island has a rather distinct past. Even though Alcatraz sits in the middle of San Francisco Bay, the island seems distant, as if it were miles out of sea. The appeal to Alcatraz is uninviting, since it had played an important role in the history of California. Imagine being imprisoned in one of the world’s most disreputable prisons. However, not only is the island well known as the prison, but it was much more than a prison going back in time. Alcatraz was a prison for the worst…

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    Anglin brothers had no choice except to 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…

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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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    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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