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  • San Pedro Description

    Cities of San Pedro and Torrance The city of San Pedro is a coastal community located in the city of Los Angeles, covering 12.046 square miles. It is port city that is neighbors to the cities of Long Beach and Wilmington to its East, Harbor City to its North, and Ranchos Palos Verdes and Lomita to its West. Housing a portion of the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, is known as a blue collar town. With consideration to national averages the city of San Pedro is considerably high in both violent and property crimes. The scales are set on a range of 1 to 100, with 100 being the most crime, and San Pedro 's property crime coming in at 79.9 (national average 41.4) and violent crime is set at 74.7 (national average 43.5). Torrance is also coastal community and it lies between Redondo Beach and Palos Verdes Peninsula. Covering roughly 20.48 square miles, Torrance sits to the north of San Pedro. Many national corporations call Torrance home including the U.S headquarters for the American Honda Motor Company employing around 4,000 employees. Ten of the largest companies who have their businesses located in Torrance have employed more than 15,000 workers and this has had a profound impact on the well being of the city as a whole. This economic advantage has led to Torrance being known as one of the safest cities in L.A County. Demographics The city of San Pedro is an ethnically diverse city with a population of around 86,012 according to a 2008 Los Angeles Department of City…

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  • Virginia Colonies Vs New England Colonies Essay

    During the 17th century, many Europeans, especially the English came over to America in search of a life better than the one they had in England. In the early to mid 1600s, two different groups of people, the participants from the Virginia Company and the Puritans. Despite this similarity, both the participants and the Puritans had other intentions of moving to America and with this, many other differences. Taking all the advantages and disadvantages the two groups had into consideration, the…

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  • Chesapeake Bay Colonies Dbq Analysis

    The Chesapeake Bay colonies and the New England colonies were both established by the English Empire. These provinces were the second and third attempts at settling and were both successful as permanent settlements. However, there were many differences between the two colonies. There are many reasons why differences occurred in the settlements, but two of the major grounds for why the colonies were completely different are: the reasons to leave England, and their politics. The causes for…

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  • Laurel Bay Descriptive

    The woody, balsamic aroma of bay, with its spicy undertones, is regarded as a masculine scent. It is valued in aromatherapy for its cleansing effects on the mind, body and spirit. Laurel bay, a native of the Mediterranean, has been a symbol of wisdom and peace for thousands of years; an oil can also be steam-distilled from the leaves of the West Indian bay, a native of South America. Bay is warming to the emotions. It is mildly narcotic and euphoric, helping to lift the spirits. Its…

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  • Cree Tribe

    The Cree is one of the largest of the largest groups in North America, with over 200,000 members and counting. Canada has over 135 registered bands. Intertribal marriage is to be blamed for such a large population. The language they speak is known as Algonquian, a subfamily of Native American languages. The Cree are tied together through their culture and that is of great significance to them and has survived through many years and hardships. At a time, the Cree were also found in the United…

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  • Howard County Watersheds

    streams and, lakes, underground and marshlands. Watersheds and waterways, therefore, provide a crucial function in maintaining a stable and operative environment. Rework and simplify your thesis statement:It would be beneficial to analyze the watersheds and waterways of Howard County to evaluate the overall ecological status of the region. Howard County has a variety of different aquatic environments that connect the ocean to the land, and it is necessary to keep up with patterns and make…

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  • Conger Lumber Company Case Study

    The culling of white pine on Blackstone Lake began in the late 1880s with the arrival of the Conger Lumber Company. Once the commercially viable pine had been fully exploited the process of stripping hemlock trees of their bark for the leather tanning process began on the lake in the spring of 1900. At the time the Rankin Bros., headed by James Rankin on Blackstone, were supplying the Conger Lumber Co. Another sawmill operator in the region was the Mitchell Lumber Co. set up by Thomas Mitchell…

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  • Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Essay

    Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Reptilia, Order: Testudines, Family: Cheloniidae, Genus: Lepidochelys, and its species is kempii. Thus the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle’s scientific name is Lepidochelys kempii. (NOAA, 2014) These two turtles are similar in color and size though the Kemp’s Ridley Turtle is the smallest sea turtle, commonly less than 100 pounds. The obvious difference between the two is the number of costal scutes of the carapace. Kemp’s Ridley has 5 costal scutes and 5 vertebral…

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  • Thunder Bay Case Study

    Charley conceivably visited Fort William in the Thunder Bay area, but its glory as a flourishing North West Company rendezvous site of the fur trade lingered only in its history. When Charley passed through the area in 1881, only two years prior to the historic fort’s permanent closure, it primarily functioned as a Hudson Bay Company fishing station.9 However, optimism for a prosperous future abounded in the Thunder Bay communities, with the reported news of the incorporation of the Canadian…

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  • Economic Benefit Analysis

    Economic Benefits Introducing a large-scale tidal power project in the Bay of Fundy region would create employment opportunities, increase GDP and tax revenue and may decrease health care expenditures. Employment 22 000 full-time equivalent jobs are expected to arise from a large tidal power project. The planning, construction and maintenance of the turbines would require many employees during both the construction and operation and maintenance phases. The majority of these jobs would be in…

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