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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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    Provide a brief introduction about the city and why you chose it. The city of San Jose is in the heart of Silicon Valley in Northern California. San Jose has the third largest population in California. San Jose is unique because it has a very congested high rise city area as well as suburban and small communities within the city. During my research, at Building Resilient Regions Institute of Governmental Studies, I saw that San Jose was ranked 87th on the RCI list. (RCI) I chose the city of San…

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    deeply related to the wider society just in where, how, and by whom I was raised. Being born and raised in California many do not know the first capital; Vallejo. Vallejo, “The City of Opportunity” the slogan that can be read on all city limits signage. There was once a time that those words carried truth. It is a city that has become known for its crime and violence; a place with lost prestige. In a city shrouded in the darkness of negativity, it is my neighborhood, ethnicity, family, and…

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    California Quake Summary

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    locations where the quake hit California areas. This article named, “The California Quake: “I Don’t Want to Die in Here”: Disaster Areas…” This article was written and published in the New York Times in 1989, which is a while from the actual event. This article clearly describes 7 counties that affected by the quake, such as Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey. Beside the article is the little graph that demonstrates these 7 areas and the routes,…

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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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    The San Francisco Ferry Building is a historic landmark today, but it has only been in recent history that the building has officially been returned to its iconic status. A. Brown designed the Ferry Building in the Beaux-Arts Architectural style, meaning it has such and such characteristics. The Beaux-Arts style highlights symmetry based on heavy influences of Greek and Roman design (Architectural Styles, 2017). It is a classic theme throughout the planning and architectural history to be…

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    Alameda County resides in the East Bay of California and is the fourth most racially diverse county in the United States (Narula, 2014). It comprises of 14 suburban cities and several unincorporated communities with an overall population of 1,610,921 and more than 12% are seniors aged 65 and older (175,320). Geographic isolation between some cities and an ever aging population makes public transportation a concern for the county and it’s stakeholders, especially in regard to the seniors and…

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    Ethnographic Analysis

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    There are lots of immigrants in the Bay Area, and they are trying to settle down in the new environment with diverse society. According the 2005-2007 American Community survey, nearly one third of residents in the Bay Area region are immigrants, 54% of immigrants in Bay Area are citizens; immigrants and their children make up 42% of population in the Bay Area, of all children in region 49% have at least one immigrant parent. This status tells us that Bay Area has lots of immigrant and the second…

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    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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