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  • San Francisco Bay Area Boundaries

    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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  • The Department Of Homeland Security In Little Brother By Cory Doctorow

    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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  • Pacific Rail Construction

    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 Research Paper

    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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  • Morris And The Anglin Brothers Essay

    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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  • Escape From Alcatraz Research Paper

    authorities the information about the brothers.The family had said that the first signs of the brothers being alive was that their mother was sent a Christmas card with the names Clarence and John on them, three years after the escape. But there were more escape attempts than just Frank and the Anglin brothers. There were 14 other escape attempts involving 36 other men. December 16, 1937, Ralph Roe and Theodore Cole had filed through the iron bars in the prisons mat shop. It was a very foggy…

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  • Descriptive Essay: The City Of San Francisco

    several neighborhoods filled with homes with unique design in Presidio Heights or Nob Hill, tall office buildings in the Financial District, and amazing views of San Francisco and the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge or Twin Peaks. As many people view San Francisco as one of the most expensive and difficult cities to live in, I like to think of it as my home away from home. It is a city of seekers and adventurers. I am a city girl and I love everything about what an urban environment can offer…

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  • California Economic Development

    There have been many events that contributed to the historical development of California since it became the 31st state in 1850. San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and many other landmarks. Many of these historical landmarks still contribute to California’s economic development today. There were several economic contributions as well including the Gold Rush and World War II. The history of San Francisco has played a major role in relation to the overall…

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  • Alcatraz Prison History

    Early in the 20th century, a new wave of crime swept across the nation. In the 1920’s and 30’s the Volstead Act encouraged illegal alcohol distribution that became a very lucrative business. This sharp rise in crime formed organized gangs that became more and more violent. President Herbert Hoover decided at that time to crack 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…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Personal Pilgrimage To Angel Island

    significance to my family and me, as well as a large amount of Asian-Americans living in the Bay Area. Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay just east of Tiburon. There are hiking trails around its mountain, Mount Caroline Livermore, as well as beaches and a variety of natural plants. In order to reach the island, one needs to take a ferry from San Francisco or Tiburon. Although Angel Island is beautiful today, it doesn’t have such a pretty past. Around the early 20th century, Angel…

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