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Buena Park, California

Buena Park is a city in northwestern Orange County, about 12 miles northwest of downtown Santa Ana, the county seat. As of Census 2010 its population was 80,530, it is the location including Knott's Berry Farm. It is located about 24 miles southeast of Downtown Los Angeles and is within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Original Spanish explorers settled on the enormous ranchos by land grants made by the King of Spain. Manuel Nieto of the Portolà expeditions received such a grant in 1783, divided by his heirs into five separate ranchos in 1834. One of them, 46,806-acre Rancho Los Coyotes, included the current site of the City of Buena Park; the rancho's adobe headquarters lay on. The area was transferred from Spanish authority to Mexican rule in 1822 and ceded to the United States in 1848 at the end of the Mexican–American War. California was granted statehood in 1850. Americanization further expanded in the area after completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869 and its connection to Los Angeles in 1875.

By Abel Stearns had acquired Rancho Los Coyotes in consideration for loans made to Pio and Andrés Pico. In 1885, James A. Whitaker, a wholesale grocer from Chicago, purchased 690 acres of this land from Stearns. In 1887, Whitaker founded the City of Buena Park in conjunction with the railway development of what we now know as Orange County; the exact derivation of the name Buena Park is uncertain. One theory is that Whitaker used the name of a Chicago suburb: Buena Park, Illinois, although the community in Illinois was named in 1887. Another theory relates to the artesian well and its park-like grounds once located at the current intersection of what are now Artesia and Beach Boulevards. Local settlers referred to the area as "Plaza Buena"; the city was incorporated on January 27, 1953. An agricultural center when founded, Buena Park is now a residential suburb and commercial hub; the Murder of Stuart Tay occurred in 1992. In 2009, the body of swimsuit model and reality TV star Jasmine Fiore was found stuffed in a suitcase and dumped in an apartment building dumpster near the 7400 block of Franklin Street in northern Buena Park by a resident searching for recyclables.

Buena Park's E-Zone district, located along Beach Boulevard, is home to several well-known tourist destinations: the venerable Knott's Berry Farm theme park and its sister water park Knott's Soak City, Pirate's Dinner Adventure Show, a Medieval Times dinner show. The E-Zone has been home to the Movieland Wax Museum, one of the largest of its kind in the world until it closed in 2005. Los Coyotes Country Club, located in the northeast of the city, boasts a 27-hole championship course designed by Billy Bell in 1957 and redesigned by Ted Robinson in 1998; the Los Coyotes LPGA Classic golf tournament has been hosted there. The 105-acre Ralph B. Clark Regional Park, nestled at the foot of the West Coyote Hills, is one of Orange County's prominent parks. Opened in 1981, it is home to an amphitheater, nature trails, a stocked fishing pond, as well as the Interpretive Center, a small museum which features ice age fossil and local geology exhibits; the City of Buena Park has its own local history park on Beach Blvd just south of Interstate 5.

On these grounds, the city has preserved several historic buildings. These include the Whitaker-Jaynes House the Bacon House - the oldest surviving structure from the area, the Stage Stop Hotel and the Tice House; the Buena Park Historical Society maintains the historical content of the museum. The Dreger Clock, a 75-year-old multi-faced street clock, best known for the time it spent at Knott's Berry Farm, was installed in front of the Whitaker/Jaynes house overlooking Beach Blvd in September 2009 after a two-year restoration project. A Nabisco factory on Artesia Boulevard was known for many years as a Buena Park landmark; the red "Nabisco" sign was visible from the I-5 Freeway, visitors to the town could smell cookies. The factory produced Honey Maid graham crackers, Ritz Crackers, Nilla Wafers, among other Nabisco products, before shutting down in 2006. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.6 square miles. 10.5 square miles of it is land and 0.03 square miles of it is water.

One of the things Buena Park citizens are proud of is that Buena Park is considered the center of the southland. Buena Park is bisected by State Route 91 into South Buena Park, it is bordered by Fullerton on the east, Anaheim on the southeast, Cypress on the southwest, Cerritos and La Palma on the west, La Mirada on the north. The 2010 United States Census reported that Buena Park had a population of 80,530; the population density was 7,631.0 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Buena Park was 36,454 White, 3,073 African American, 862 Native American, 21,488 Asian, 455 Pacific Islander, 14,066 from other races, 4,132 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31,638 persons; the Census reported that 79,716 people lived in households, 553 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 261 were institutionalized. There were 23,686 households, o

Lewis Marnell

Lewis Kristian Marnell was a professional skateboarder from Melbourne, Australia, Slam Magazine's 2008 "Skater of the Year". Marnell died in January 2013, following complications related to type 1 diabetes, a condition, diagnosed when he was 10 years old. Numerous tributes were published following Marnell's death and his longtime skateboard deck sponsor, Almost Skateboards, continues to use the hashtag "#LewisMarnellForever"—on 15 and 29 July 2014, the company published the hashtag with 2006 video footage of Marnell skateboarding in Japan. Marnell was born in 1982 in Melbourne and grew up in both Australia and Sweden, his parents were Janet and Jan, his brothers were Andrew and Jonas, his sisters were Jessica and Ebba Louise. Marnell's older brother Jonas was an early skateboarding influence. Marnell dropped out of high school in Sweden and moved back to Australia to pursue a career in professional skateboarding. In 2008 Marnell provided his perspective on leaving school: "I do wish that I just did it, straight up and got it out of the way.

I ended up just dropping out. I was always behind, it became repetitive, go to year 10, drop out, start year 10 again, drop out." Marnell continued to travel between Australia and Sweden before settling in Australia in 2002. Dustin Dollin, Marnell's friend at the time and now a popular professional skateboarder, provided Marnell with skateboard decks from the Baker company during his early years skateboarding in Melbourne. Marnell spoke about his time living in Sweden with his father, a television and film producer at the time, a role that Jan Marnell continues to fulfill: Sweden, I moved to Sweden in'96. My dad is Swedish, he moved over there from Australia, lived there for 6 months and after 6 months he asked me if I wanted to come out there and live there for a bit, it was only supposed to be a year but it ended up being 7. I ended up staying there for a while, did some school, did some skating, tried the Swedish food, it was good. Marnell discussed the Swedish climate in relation to Australia: Sweden has long winters, but their short summers are amazing.

Australia is easy living, but so far away from everything... It's pretty hard for anyone to deal with long cold winters, but being a skateboarder and dealing with it is way harder. I used to skate the local indoor park, but you get bored of skating the same old park every day for like nine months. I tried snowboarding a couple of time. My homie's dad owned a house in the hills and I would get to go kick it there sometimes and snowboard. Marnell was sponsored by Menace Skateboards and Axion Footwear, before signing with Nike SB, Volcom and Almost. Prior to his promotion into the professional ranks of global skateboarding with the Almost company, Marnell was featured on the inaugural cover of the publication Pop Magazine. Marnell was featured in the Volcom videos Chichagof, a part that he shared with Dollin, Let's Live. Marnell was a resident at a Volcom-owned house, located in Newport Beach, California. Australian skateboard photographer Andrew Mapstone wrote a series, entitled "Now and Then", for the Volcom website, in which he recounted: "Joe, Shane and I spent months away from home in California's Newport Beach living at the Volcom Surf House on the sand.

We had the most amazing time and we lived life to the fullest." In 2004 Cross, who died in 2007, Marnell filmed together in Melbourne at the time that the Globe World Cup was held. Marnell was one of the first skateboarders to be sponsored by the Nike SB brand and, in 2007, he was the only'official' Australian skateboarder on the international team. Marnell explained that he was recruited to the team when "they kinda rang me out of the blue one day when I was in Melbourne in 2004, asking me if I liked the shoes to skate in and it all just blew up from there." Marnell remained with Nike SB for the entirety of his time as a sponsored skateboarder and explained his experience with the brand in an interview: You get treated like a professional athlete with Nike. And that's a good thing, its weird cos I'm just a skateboarder….but I guess we are athletes in one way or another. The fact that they are a massive company allows them to give us a lot more support than most others. Things are always sorted and there are little hiccups when we're on the road or at events.

Marnell was featured in a promotional Internet clip for the re-engineered Nike SB'Dunk' shoe, a model that he favoured and wore in skateboard video footage. A print advertisement for the re-engineered model was released and featured Marnell performing a trick at the Melbourne Museum, a famous international skateboarding location, used by professional skateboarder Daewon Song in his Skate More video part. In 2008 Marnell appeared with fellow Australian professional skateboarder Alex Campbell in a promotional video for the Australian Nike SB team, filmed by Middlebrook. Marnell appeared in the Nike SB videos Nothing But The Truth, Don't Fear the Sweeper and SB Chronicles Vol. 1. Marnell's inaugural video part for the Almost company was in the Song/Chris Haslam miniramp video project Cheese and Crackers—Marnell was introduced as a new team member through the inclusion of his part in the "Bonus" section of the DVD release and Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up" is the soundtrack to the part. Marnell achieved professional status for the company in January 2008 and Song and longtime videographer Socrates Leal filmed a spoof video part to welcome Marnell.

The video, entitled "Almost Filmer Asshole", is shot thro

University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver is a public research university in Denver and Aurora, Colorado. It is part of the University of Colorado system; the University of Colorado Denver is the largest research institution in Colorado, attracting more than $375 million in research grants annually and granting more graduate degrees than any other institution in the state. The university has two campuses—one in downtown Denver at the Auraria Campus, the other at the Anschutz Medical Campus located nearly 10 miles away in neighboring Aurora. Additionally, the Anschutz Medical Campus shares its campus with the Children's Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital; the dual campus nature of the university is the result of the 2004 consolidation of the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. There are more than 18,000 students at the school's two physical campuses in downtown Denver and in Aurora; the school offers classes via CU Online. CU Denver, along with University of Colorado Hospital and University Physicians, Inc. employs more than 12,200 Coloradans, making it one of the metro Denver area's top employers.

The university serves more than 500,000 patients a year through clinical services. The University of Colorado created the Department of Medicine and Surgery in September 1883 in the Old Main building on the Boulder campus; the Department of Nursing opened in 1898. By 1892, the last two years of classes were taught in Denver because the larger population afforded more practical experience; this practice triggered something of a turf battle with the University of Denver's medical school and the subsequent legal battle went to the state Supreme Court. In 1897, the court found. However, in 1910, CU got an amendment to the state Constitution passed which allowed them to move back to Denver. In 1911, the School of Medicine combined with the Denver and Gross Medical College to form a larger school with a more comprehensive program, paving the way for the school's permanent move to Denver. In 1925, the School of Medicine moved to the campus on Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Denver; this would become the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

In 1995, the Fitzsimons Army Medical Center was put on the Base Realignment and Closure list, after which officials from the Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado Hospital and the City of Aurora presented a proposal to the Department of Defense in Washington, D. C. to repurpose the decommissioned base as an academic health center. In 1999, the Army base was closed under Closure action. In 2004, the first UCHSC labs moved from Denver to the research towers on the Fitzsimons campus. In 2006, the Fitzsimons campus of UCHSC was renamed the Anschutz Medical Campus in recognition of philanthropic donations from Philip and Nancy Anschutz. By the end of 2008, academic and research operations of all CU Denver health sciences schools and colleges relocated from the Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard campus to the new Anschutz campus, joining the affiliated University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital. In 2011, the Regents approved the name University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus.

The University of Colorado Denver began as the Extension Center of University of Colorado's Department of Correspondence and Extension, established in 1912. In 1938, the Extension Center acquired permanent quarters in Denver in the C. A. Johnson Building at 509 17th Street, where a single, full-time faculty member ran the school with the help of part-time teachers. In 1947, the Extension Center moved into the Fraternal Building at 1405 Glenarm Place. In 1956, the University acquired the Denver Tramway Company Building at Arapahoe Streets. In 1964, the Extension Center was renamed the University of Colorado – Denver Center. On January 11, 1973, upon proclamation of the governor, amended the state constitution to establish additional CU campuses, transforming the University of Colorado—Denver Center into the University of Colorado Denver. Between 1973 and 1976, the State of Colorado built the Auraria Higher Education Center on a 127-acre downtown campus to be shared by the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver.

In 1977, the Denver campus expanded to the newly opened AHEC, to several buildings extending into downtown Denver. In the summer of 2004, the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center merged to create the University of Colorado Denver and Health Sciences Center. On October 29, 2007, the board of regents voted to rename UCDHSC as the University of Colorado Denver, consisting of the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Denver Campus. In August 2011, the regents approved a name change to the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, while the legal name of the dual institution remained University of Colorado Denver. However, the Anschutz Medical Campus is independently referred to as CU Anschutz or CU Anschutz Medical Campus in official materials, the Denver Campus is independently referred to as CU Denver in official materials; the marketing campaign ALL FOUR:COLORADO emphasizes the distinct identities of the Denver and Anschutz campuses alongside the other CU institutions and Colorado Springs.

CU Denver, part of the Auraria Campus, is located to the southwest of downtown Denver in the Auraria Neighborhood, on Speer Boulevard and Auraria Parkway. In a unique arrangement, CU Denver shares certain facilities on the Aurari