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Brisbane, California

Brisbane is a small city located in California in the northern part of San Mateo County on the lower slopes of San Bruno Mountain. It is located on the southern border of San Francisco, on the northeastern edge of South San Francisco, next to San Francisco Bay and near San Francisco International Airport; the population was 4,282 as of the 2010 census. Brisbane is called "The City of Stars" because of a holiday tradition established over 69 years ago. At the start of the Christmas/Hanukkah season, many residents and business owners place large, illuminated stars, some as big as 10 feet or more in diameter, on the downhill sides of homes and offices throughout Brisbane. Many of the stars are kept up all year. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.1 square miles, of which 3.1 square miles is land and 17.0 square miles is water, the latter the Brisbane Lagoon. A remnant of San Francisco Bay, the Lagoon was formed by the construction of the U. S. Highway 101 causeway, became diminished as most of its north and central portions were filled with landfill.

Brisbane sits at the southeast corner of the Guadalupe Valley. Guadalupe Valley Creek is a small creek which flows east through Brisbane along the north flank of San Bruno Mountain and enters the Brisbane Lagoon after passing under the Tunnel Avenue bridge; the first recorded inhabitants were the Costanoan Indians. They built dome-shaped dwellings of tules. By 1776, Spanish explorers had arrived and the Franciscan missionaries soon followed leaving numerous large land grants in their wake. With Mexican rule, the lands controlled by the Mission were released to private enterprise. Brisbane was part of Rancho Cañada de Guadalupe la Visitación y Rodeo Viejo, a large tract of land that included the Cañada de Guadalupe, the Bayshore district of Daly City, the Visitacion Valley district of San Francisco, San Bruno Mountain. Visitacion City, as it was known, was platted in 1908 adjacent to a new rail line, completed in 1907 to the east of the town site; the Southern Pacific Railroad built the new line to create a faster and more direct route into San Francisco.

The railroad planned to build extensive terminal facilities just north of the town site. The Visitacion Valley rail yard and locomotive works were expected to employ over 1,000 workers, but construction was halted soon after it began due to the Panic of 1907; the town site remained undeveloped for many years. The railroad resumed construction of the yard and shops during World War I, the facilities were completed by 1918; the city is served by San Mateo County Libraries. In the 1920s Arthur Annis proposed the name change from Visitacion City to Brisbane. Annis regarded the name Visitacion City as a handicap "being so close to a San Francisco city district with a similar name", which he felt would confuse people and prevent "Brisbane" from establishing its own unique identity. Accounts of how the city acquired its name vary. According to his daughter, the city was named for Brisbane, Queensland due to the area's resemblance to that port city at the time. Another story holds. In the 1930s, the city was home to several slaughterhouses.

Animals kept at the nearby Cow Palace were butchered in Brisbane, the meat was loaded onto railway cars for transport. The 2010 United States Census reported that Brisbane had a population of 4,282; the population density was 213.3 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Brisbane was 2,578 White, 80 African American, 21 Native American, 1,084 Asian, 41 Pacific Islander, 182 from other races, 296 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 712 persons; the Census reported that 4,266 people lived in households, 16 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 1,821 households, out of which 514 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 808 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 159 had a female householder with no husband present, 96 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 128 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 59 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 554 households were made up of individuals and 122 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.34. There were 1,063 families; the population was spread out with 825 people under the age of 18, 213 people aged 18 to 24, 1,356 people aged 25 to 44, 1,459 people aged 45 to 64, 429 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.7 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males. There were 1,934 housing units at an average density of 96.3 per square mile, of which 1,169 were owner-occupied, 652 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.3%. 2,936 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,330 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,597 people, 1,620 households, 850 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,083.6 people per square mile. There were 1,831 housing units at an average density of 551.6 per square mile. There were 1,620 households out of which 23.0% had children under th

Mike Harrison (footballer, born 1952)

Michael Harrison is an English former professional footballer who made 19 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City and Southend United. He played as a centre half. Harrison was born in Leicestershire; when he left school in 1968 he joined Birmingham City as an apprentice, turning professional two years later. He captained Birmingham's youth team, made his debut as an 18-year-old, deputising for Dave Robinson in a 4–1 win at Leicester City on 16 January 1971, he kept his place for the next game in the absence of Roger Hynd, played once more the following season in place of Stan Harland. In the 1972 close season Harrison joined Southend United, where he spent one season and played 18 games in all competitions, his next club was Yeovil Town of the Southern League. In the 1974–75 season, his second with the club, Harrison was named Player of the Year; the following season, under player-manager Stan Harland whom Harrison had understudied at Birmingham, the club achieved a "runners-up double" in the Southern League and the Southern League Cup, success which prompted invitation into the 1976–77 Anglo-Italian Semiprofessional Tournament, to play against Italian Serie C teams.

Harrison was again named Player of the Season. In all competitions, he made 304 appearances for Yeovil Town over a six-year career

Mario Montalbetti

Mario Manuel Bartolo Montalbetti Solari is a Peruvian syntactician and a professor of linguistics within the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona, as well as a poet. Mario Montalbetti studied Literature in Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, he holds a PhD in Linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds the title of Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona and is a member of the faculty of the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program and the Center for Latin American Studies, his research interests include Spanish morphology and syntax. Montalbetti, Mario. "Three ways to get tough". Papers from the Eighteenth Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. University of Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society. Pp. 348–366. CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Montalbetti, Mario. "On certain differences between Spanish and English". In P. Sells. Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Conference.

Amherst, Mass.: GLSA publications. Pp. 191–198. Montalbetti, Mario. "After binding: On the interpretation of pronouns". Hdl:1721.1/15222. Montalbetti, Mario. "Binding is linking". WCCFL. 4: 228–246. Montalbetti, Mario. Silva-Corvalán. "How pro is it?". Studies in Romance linguistics. Dordrecht: Foris. Pp. 137–152. CS1 maint: extra text: authors list Montalbetti, Mario. Fin desierto y otros poemas. Lima, Perú: Hueso Húmero ediciones. Montalbetti, Mario. Llantos elíseos. Dordrecht: Foris. ISBN 9972-852-05-9. Literature of Peru