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City of Industry, California

City of Industry referred to as Industry, is an industrial suburb of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County, United States. It is home to over 3,000 businesses and 67,000 jobs, but only 219 residents according to the 2010 census, the city is entirely industrial, it was incorporated on June 18, 1957, has become the economic hub for the San Gabriel Valley. Industry is located 17.6 miles east of Los Angeles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.07 square miles, of which 11.79 square miles of it is land and 0.28 square miles of it is water. Industry is a suburb of 22 miles driving from downtown. In 1841, William and Nicolasa Workman, who emigrated with John Rowland and others, received a land grant for Rancho La Puente from the governor of Alta California; the ranch grew to 49,000 acres. The Workmans established themselves as cattle ranchers and did well financially during the Gold Rush supplying fresh beef in the gold fields. Following the discovery of oil by their son on land they owned in the Montebello hills, the Workmans' grandson, Walter P. Temple, his wife, bought the Workman House and surrounding land in 1917.

This property is now known as the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum and is a museum in present-day City of Industry, free and open to the public. In the 1910s, Tract 1343 shows a large portion of today's City boundaries; the City of Industry was incorporated on June 18, 1957. A little under fifteen years from its incorporation, the City of Industry created a general plan to guide its future development and the 1971 document remains in effect today nearly a half century later; the plan was overseen by planning consultants Gruen Associates, a firm established in 1950 by Austrian-born Victor Gruen, a visionary architect and urban planner. The goals and objectives section of the general plan identified the primary goal of the city as "creating and maintaining an ideal setting for manufacturing and industrial facilities."In 1962, the Industry Chamber of Commerce formed and in 1974, the Workman House became a historical landmark. In 1981, the Industry Hills Expo Center opened as a community multi-purpose event facility.

In 1985, the inaugural Charity Pro Rodeo took place, to raise funds for youth in the San Gabriel Valley. The annual Rodeo still takes place annually. In 1991, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Youth Activities League was formed to offer sports to at-risk children as an alternative to gang activity. In recognition of the importance of mass transit, the City invested in the development of this Metrolink transit station near the confluence of the 60 and 57 freeways and in 1993, the City of Industry Metrolink Station opened. In 2004, the Environmental Impact Report and Design for the 57/60 Confluence Project was completed; the three-phased program of improvements consists of ramp and interchange reconfigurations as well as the addition of bypass lanes to reduce weaving, resulting in less congestion for the sixth-worst congested and dangerous freeway interchange in the nation. In the California State Legislature, Industry is in the 22nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Susan Rubio, in the 57th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Ian Calderon.

In the United States House of Representatives, Industry is split between California's 32nd congressional district, represented by Democrat Grace Napolitano and California's 39th congressional district, represented by Democrat Gil Cisneros. The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Pomona Health Center in Pomona, serving Industry; the United States Postal Service City of Industry Post Office is located at 15559 Rausch Rd. City of Industry's City Council members, composed of five members, are elected at large and the elections are held on a Tuesday after the first Monday in June of odd-numbered years; the city is opposing California's Senate Bill 415, which would force it to change election dates to coincide with Los Angeles County and federal elections in even-numbered years, due to a low voter turnout. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the Industry Station in Industry; the city's zoning is devoted to business: 92% is industrial, 8% is commercial. The few residences in the city either existed before incorporation, are on properties adjacent to either Industry Hills Golf Club, Industry Hills Recreation Center or in a small neighborhood adjacent to City Hall.

In addition, there are residents at the El Encanto Healthcare Center, a nursing home owned by the City. The City of Industry has no business taxes and is funded through retail sales tax from shopping centers located within the city limits, property tax on parcels within the City; the city has the highest property tax rate in Los Angeles County, at 1.92%. In addition, there is a revenue-generating hillside hotel resort, known as the Pacific Palms Resort, completely surrounded by the city of La Puente but located in the City of Industry. City of Industry is a popular investment area for Chinese businesspeople and the city has emerged as a high-tech import/export center for computer parts, with business links to the Asian marketplace. For convenience many Chinese entrepreneurs and staff live in nearby Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Diamond Bar and Walnut; some of the companies with headquarters in Industry are: Alta Dena AMI ClubWear Antec Arconic CSC Enterprise Corp. CyberPowerPC Dacor DUB Emtek Products Engineerin

2005 European Grand Prix

The 2005 European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 29 May 2005 at the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Germany. The 59-lap race was the seventh round of the 2005 Formula One season, the 49th running of the European Grand Prix, the 15th European Grand Prix as a standalone event, it was the second of a series of six races held within eight weeks. The race was won by championship leader Fernando Alonso for the Renault team, but is most famous for McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen winning the race but crashing at the start of the final lap from the lead because of a suspension failure caused by a flat-spotted front tyre. Winner Alonso started in sixth position whilst Nick Heidfeld took the first and only pole position of his career for the Williams team, he finished second in front of the Ferrari of Rubens Barrichello, who completed the podium in third position. The race saw the return of the BAR-Honda team, suspended for two races following the San Marino Grand Prix, due to a fuel tank irregularity.

However, due to the 2005 engine regulations, they had to use engines from the San Marino race, untouched for five weeks. Red Bull Racing decided that Vitantonio Liuzzi would retain his race seat for one round, before Christian Klien would take over for the Canadian Grand Prix and onwards; the race marked yet another change in the qualifying system, with the aggregate system being discarded for a single session on Saturday, with cars in full race set-up, running in reverse order to the classification from the previous Grand Prix. This disadvantaged the BAR team as they were required to be the first two cars on the track. German Williams driver Nick Heidfeld took his only career pole position in front of his home fans, ahead of McLaren's Kimi Räikkönen and Heidfeld's teammate Mark Webber. With an ambient temperature of 25 °C and a track temperature of 45 °C, the cars lined up for the start of the race. However, as the lights turned on to signal the start, Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella signalled that his car had stalled, the start had to be aborted.

As the field set off for another formation lap, Fisichella's car was pushed into the pitlane, the race distance was reduced by 1 lap to 59. At the start, both Williams' got away from the line with Heidfeld beaten into the first corner by Räikkönen, Webber overtaken by both Jarno Trulli and Juan Pablo Montoya before the first turn. Desperate to keep Trulli behind, Webber braked late for the corner, locked his front-right brake. Montoya turned in towards the apex of the corner, but made contact with Webber, forced to retire with suspension damage. Montoya's car was undamaged, but he lost several places as a result of being forced off line, finished the first lap in 13th place. Several other cars were forced to take evasive action, with both Ferraris losing a large amount of time, Ralf Schumacher breaking his front wing as he ran into the back of another car. During the first lap, Takuma Sato damaged his front wing, along with Schumacher, was forced to pit at the end of the lap, leaving both cars at the back of the field.

Red Bull Racing's David Coulthard managed to avoid the confusion, was in 4th place at the end of the first lap after starting 12th. Both Jordan drivers made good starts sitting in 10th and 11th. Räikkönen pushed away to a 1.9 second lead by the end of lap 1. As the Jordans and Minardis were forced back down the field by faster cars, Toyota's Jarno Trulli was handed a drive-through penalty because his mechanics were still on the grid within 15 seconds of the race start, he dropped down from 3rd to 9th upon taking the penalty. On lap 6, Rubens Barrichello had an excellent battle with Jenson Button, taking 8th position after attempting to pass through 3 corners. Button lost a small amount of time as a result of the pass, enough for Montoya to close up behind and subsequently take 9th place. Barrichello, on a charge, overtook Vitantonio Liuzzi for 7th place on lap 8, but showed he was on light fuel, being the first driver to take their scheduled stop, which dropped him down to 12th position. On the next lap, Heidfeld took his first stop, showing that his pole position was helped by having less fuel than several of the front-runners.

The rest of the field began their pit stop sequences around lap 18, allowing Montoya to leapfrog Liuzzi for 8th place, while Barrichello put in some quick laps to move into an outright 4th position. David Coulthard, who led the race for 1 lap as the pit stop sequence unfolded, was given a drive-through penalty for exceeding the pitlane speed limit. With all the stops complete, Räikkönen retained a 2-second lead over Heidfeld, followed by Alonso, Coulthard, Felipe Massa, Michael Schumacher and Montoya. On lap 30, Räikkönen appeared to lose concentration, going wide through the Ford chicane, allowing Heidfeld into the lead for one lap before the German had to pit; as he ran off road, Räikkönen damaged his bargeboard. The mistake allowed Alonso to gain 4 seconds. Heidfeld rejoined in 3rd after his second pit stop, Barrichello on a 3-stop strategy, retained 4th. A few laps whilst lapping Jacques Villeneuve, who ignored blue flags, Räikkönen locked his front-right tyre and ran wide, causing a "flat spot" and losing a small amount of time to Alonso.

Due to the 2005 regulations, Räikkönen was unable to change the tyre and continue in the race, causing severe problems in the race. Ralf Schumacher became only the second retirement of the race, losing his car at the Ford chicane, spinning into the gravel trap. On lap 36, Räikkönen held a 15.2 second lead back to Alonso, who had an 8-second gap back to Heidfeld, followed by Barrichello, Coulthard

Ellen Blackwell

Ellen Wright Blackwell was a writer and botanist who made a lasting impact on the field of botany in New Zealand. She was born in Northampton, England on 7 October 1864. Blackwell was born in Northampton to John and Anna Maria Blackwell, the sixth daughter and ninth child of their eleven children. Prior to her visit to New Zealand she wrote some religious books for children under the name "Grace Winter". Blackwell came to New Zealand in 1904 to visit her two brothers William and Frank, who had emigrated to New Zealand previously. Robert Malcolm Laing, Blackwell's co-author on the Plants of New Zealand, was a passenger on the Omrah, the ship upon which Blackwell was travelling. Laing joined the ship at Naples; the two travellers discovered their common interest in plants and went ashore together at some of the ports of call. A friendship was established and after the ship reached New Zealand in 1904 they remained in touch. After arriving in Auckland, Blackwell visited her brother Frank, a keen photographer, at Pahi in January 1904.

She remained in New Zealand for three more summers, visiting other areas with Laing set out to produce Plants of New Zealand. This book was first published in 1906 under the joint authorship of Laing and Blackwell, with 160 original photographs by Blackwell and her brother Frank, it was the first time a popular, well-illustrated and authoritatively-written account of New Zealand plants had been published. Several generations of people interested in New Zealand's native plants were to use it as a constant reference book and a number of professional botanists would credit it with stimulating their original interest, it is a classic in New Zealand literature on biology. The book is notable in that it attempts to integrate for the first time aspects of New Zealand culture into a botanical framework. First published in 1906 by Whitcombe and Tombs with a second revised edition in 1907 and third and fourth editions revised by Laing. There was a fifth edition in 1949 and a reprinted "sixth edition" in 1957.

A seventh edition was revised by Eric Godley and the publishers remained Whitcombe and Tombs. There has been some debate among academics concerning the relative contribution of the two authors to Plants of New Zealand. Blackwell went back to England shortly after the book was published and never returned to New Zealand. In London on 14 October 1910 Blackwell married Thomas Maidment, she wrote two further religious books for children which were published in 1923 and 1926. She died in Portsmouth on 24 February 1952. Digitized copy of Plants of New Zealand at Biodiversity Heritage Library. Photographs by Frank Bartrum Blackwell at Auckland Museum

Zastavna

Zastavna is a town in Chernivtsi Oblast of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Zastavna Raion. Zastavna is located in 26 km to the north of the city of Chernivtsi, in the historical region of Bukovina. Population: 7,898 ; the first mention in chronicles is dated to 1589. The name of Zastavna most origins from its location surrounded by ponds. There is a version that the name goes from the turnpike on the road to Chernivtsi existed in old times. Zastavna has status of town since 1940. A local newspaper is published here since January 1945. In January 1989 the population was 9438 people. In January 2013 the population was 8063 people. A railway station Zastavna on the web-site of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Special routes of U.S. Route 16

At least 12 special routes of U. S. Route 16 have existed, including four in Michigan. U. S. Route 16 Business in Newcastle, Wyoming is mainline US 16 signed as a Business Route, it includes West Main Street east of U. S. Route 16 Truck, South Summit Street east of West Main Street and North Summit Street. U. S. Route 16 Truck in Newcastle, Wyoming runs south of mainline US 16, it begins at West Main Street between Quarter Horse Drive and Sixth Avenue, directly across from Seventh Avenue, Divide Avenue and South Summit Street. U. S. Route 16 Truck in Hill City, South Dakota runs east of mainline US 16/US 385 along Walnut Avenue, is overlapped with US 385 Truck, it begins at Main Street north of Pond Court runs alongside the Mickelson Trail. Across the street from MacGregor Street the street name changes to Railroad Avenue for the South Dakota State Railroad Museum and the former Chicago and Quincy Railroad depot, which serves the Black Hills Central Railroad; the name Walnut Avenue is revived as "North Walnut Avenue" as US Truck Route 16/385 ends at East Main Street.

U. S. Route 16 Truck in Rapid City, South Dakota runs from US 16 in the southern portion of the city to Interstate 90's Exit 61 on the city's eastern boundary; the route, recognized by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials as "U. S. Route 16 Bypass", was established in 1989 and its relocation eastward was approved in 2005. While not reflected in these records, the route is signposted along Interstate 90 westward to Interstate 190 and US 16 at I-90's Exit 57

Marisa Baena

Marisa Isabel Baena is a Colombian golfer who plays on the U. S.-based LPGA Tour. Baena was born in Colombia, she started playing golf at the age of six. She attended the University of Arizona in the United States and had an outstanding amateur career, the highlights of which were claiming the individual NCAA title in 1996 and finishing at runner up at the U. S. Women's Amateur in the same year, she qualified for the LPGA Tour at her first attempt and had her rookie season in 1999, but she has not so far lived up to the promise of her amateur days. Her best finish in a stroke play tournament on the Tour is a tie for second place at the 2003 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. In July 2005 she was the surprise winner of the first HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship, beating South Korea's Meena Lee by one hole in the final, she won $500,000, a three-year exemption on the LPGA Tour, a gold horseshoe necklace. She represented Team International in the inaugural Lexus Cup competition in 2005, she and her sister Christina represented Colombia in the 2006 Women's World Cup of Golf.

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001. LA = Low amateur CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Professional Lexus Cup: 2005 World Cup: 2006 Marisa Baena at the LPGA Tour official site Profile on the Colombian Golf Federation's official site