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El Sobrante, California

El Sobrante is a census-designated place in Contra Costa County, United States. The population was 12,669 at the 2010 census. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles, all of it land. El Sobrante lies within Contra Costa County. Main roads include Valley View Road and Appian Way. San Pablo Dam Road and Appian Way both connect to Interstate 80 to the west. El Sobrante contains San Pablo Creek, running behind the library. Between 5000 and 1000 BC, an indigenous tribe of people called the Huichin, an Ohlone people, came to the East Bay, including El Sobrante. One of the Huichin villages was located; the Huichin left a now-buried shell mound beside San Pablo Creek. Ohlone people still live in other parts of the world today. Between November 1794 and May 1795, the Huichin were forcibly converted to Christianity by Spanish missionaries. After all of the Huichin were removed to Mission San Francisco, they suffered an epidemic of European diseases as well as food shortages, died in great numbers, resulting in alarming statistics of death and escapes from the missions.

In pursuing the runaways, the Franciscans sent neophytes first and soldiers to go round up the runaway "Christians" from their relatives, bring them back to the missions. Thus illness spread both outside of the missions. After Mexican independence from Spain in the early 19th century, Spanish colonists were given land grants, one of, Rancho El Sobrante, deeded to Juan Jose and Víctor Castro in 1841; the grant's boundaries were unusually complicated, as they were to be determined by the boundaries of the surrounding grants: San Antonio, San Pablo, El Pinole, Boca de la Cañada del Pinole, La Laguna de los Palos Colorados. In this sense, the rancho was el sobrante. Legal disputes concerning the borders and the claims of squatters continued for four decades, with much of the land sold to pay court and attorney costs. Victor Castro was left with 549 acres of the original grant, he built an adobe dwelling in what is now El Cerrito, became one of the first members of the Board of Supervisors of Contra Costa County.

Castro died at the age of 90 in 1897. Some of his descendants still live in the area of Castro Ranch Road. El Sobrante was called "Oak Grove" by industrial concerns in 1887 when the California and Nevada Railroad put a spur into the area for the purpose of carrying lumber cut from the hills; the name Sobrante was applied, with the addition of the Spanish definite article "El" coinciding with the opening of the first post office in 1941. By the early 20th century, Rancho El Sobrante had been reduced to a number of smaller ranches following a dirt road along San Pablo Creek. Many of these ranches were further subdivided; as roads were paved and homes were constructed, El Sobrante changed from a rural to a semi-rural community. The 2010 United States Census reported that El Sobrante had a population of 12,669; the population density was 4,581.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of El Sobrante was 6,405 White, 1,673 African American, 127 Native American, 1,986 Asian, 113 Pacific Islander, 1,384 from other races, 981 from two or more races.

Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3,036 persons. The Census reported that 12,620 people lived in households, 49 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 4,759 households, out of which 1,600 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,154 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 757 had a female householder with no husband present, 301 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 312 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 67 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,170 households were made up of individuals and 373 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65. There were 3,212 families; the population was spread out with 2,696 people under the age of 18, 1,126 people aged 18 to 24, 3,340 people aged 25 to 44, 3,910 people aged 45 to 64, 1,597 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

There were 5,136 housing units at an average density of 1,857.3 per square mile, of which 4,759 were occupied, of which 2,952 were owner-occupied, 1,807 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%. 7,829 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 4,791 people lived in rental housing units. As of the 2000 census, there were 12,260 people, 4,676 households, 3,170 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 3,953.1 people per square mile. There were 4,803 housing units at an average density of 1,548.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 60.35% White, 12.16% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 12.50% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 6.97% from other races, 7.06% from two or more races. 15.58 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 4,676 households, out of which 32.6%

Black Heaven

Black Heaven referred to as The Legend of Black Heaven and Kacho-Ōji, is a Japanese anime television series conceptualized by Hiroki Hayashi and produced by Pioneer Corporation, Pioneer LDC Inc. AIC and A. P. P. P. and directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi, with Naruhisa Arakawa handling series composition, Kazuto Nakazawa designing the characters and Kōichi Korenaga composing the music. The series is about the middle-aged members of a short-lived heavy metal band and their unexpected role in an alien interstellar war; the Japanese title of the anime is a multi-layered pun. The opening theme "Cautionary Warning" was written and performed by English rock guitarist John Sykes, who played with rock bands including Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake. In the US, the series has been available on DVD from Geneon in four separate volumes since 2001, in a 4-disc box set since 2005. Middle-aged Oji Tanaka has a wife, a child and a mundane job as a salary man in Tokyo's modern society, but his life wasn't always so dull. Oji's life takes a sudden turn when he is invited by an enigmatic woman to pick up his Gibson Flying V and once again display his legendary guitar skills.

Little does he know the effects this will have on his family, on the other remaining members of Black Heaven, on an alien interstellar war with a mysterious ultimate weapon, or on the fate of the planet Earth. Ouji Tanaka Voiced by: Kōji Ishii. Years he's facing mid-life, wondering what went wrong, when Layla Yuki approaches him, asking him to play for her. Layla Voiced by: Miho Yamada. After finding him, she plays the role of an agent, acting as the go between the band and Colonel Fomalhaut, the space army commander. Yoshiko Tanaka Voiced by: Kae Araki, she plays the role of the housewife and mother, watching in dismay as Oji reverts to his rocker persona and suspicious that he may be having an affair with Layla. She is called "Yokko" by Oji. Gen Tanaka Voiced by: Rikako Aikawa, he believes that Layla is a character from the show. Kotoko Voiced by: Atsuko Enomoto, they are identified with their respective hair colors of blue and green. They are susceptible to various rumors and misinterpret human words and concepts.

Satou Voiced by: Yūji Ueda. Yamada Voiced by: Hidenari Ugaki. After the break-up of the band, he went into the real-estate business. Suzuki Voiced by: Ryuzou Ishino. After the break-up of the band, he opened up a grocery store. Watanabe Voiced by: Atsushi Murai. After the break-up of the band, he went to New York to try to make it in the music business, only to meet an unfortunate end through an aggravated lobster and an insulted gangster, his remains are recovered by "the enemy" and used to create a clone/android to combat the reunited Black Heaven. Note: the links are to the article of the song referenced. "Cautionary Warning" by John Sykes Episodes 1-12: "Yappari Onna no Hoga Iiya" by Riyu Konaka Episode 13: "Let Me Go, Let You Go" by Koichi Korenaga Black Heaven at Anime News Network's encyclopedia Official Japanese Website Official Japanese Website

The Hoobs

The Hoobs is a British-American-Canadian children's television programme created and produced by The Jim Henson Company, Decode Entertainment and Channel Four. Channel 4 announced in November 2000 that a new educational series, titled'The Hoobs', had been developed for a pre-school audience. In a £20 million joint venture between Channel 4 and The Jim Henson Company, the channel commissioned 250 half-hour episodes which were to be broadcast from early 2001; the series was set to be the biggest pre-school series on British television as it was said that "Channel 4 hopes its Hoobs will be the new Teletubbies" and wished from it to match its success. Executive vice-president, Angus Fletcher, of the Jim Henson Television Company commented that "We are delighted to have the opportunity to pioneer a groundbreaking format which will address the needs of the first multi-media generation." It stars five creatures called Hoobs from the fictional Hoobland, their interactions with earth and the human race.

In each episode, they try to find the answer to a question to be put in the great Hoobopaedia created by Hubba Hubba, back in Hoobland, in hopes of learning all there is to know. Hubba Hubba remains in Hoobland to await the report from the other Hoobs, Iver and Tula live in the Hoobmobile, Roma travels to all parts of the world; the five creatures are puppets, but the show includes some animated sequences as well as live motion of human children who explain concepts to the Hoobs. A typical episode format involves: Hubba Hubba introduces the viewers to The Hoobs and the Opening Titles roll A preamble during which a question to be answered is stumbled upon. Hubba Hubba formalizes the task. Roma is e-mailed the question in order for her to provide a report. A line of dialogue with a question and/or statement ending "who", "what", "when", "where", "why" or "how" causes a cutaway to a Motorettes' performance of that word. There may be a song from the Hoobs or Motorettes, with familiar lyrics, or a familiar tune operas and musicals are a favorite, or neither.

The Hoobs visit the "Tiddlypeeps" children twice, as "they're smart, they're fun, they know." One Hoob drives left hand drive, one visits and turns the key and the third may participate in the B story. An animated story is aired. A report on a related subject appears on HoobNet, listed on the Hoobapeadia Various inappropriate solutions are rejected for an answer, just in time Hoob News summarizes the adventure the end credits roll Hello Hoobs - The five minute "Hello Hoobs" segment include excerpts from the English-language version, edited to function as a teaching tool. Targeted at viewers between the ages of four and eight, the segment uses the Hoobs to expand English-language vocabulary and explain rudiments of grammar; the stated goal was to teach 150 different expressions. The segment airs prior to the half hour The Hoobs broadcast on a weekly basis, is compiled into a half-hour weekend broadcast, to serve as a review of knowledge. Iver: The leading figure of the threesome, he is punctual and business-like, but likes to have fun too.

Iver is a great doer. Groove: Always cool and relaxed, a little slower than the others, he is a little shy and a bit more hesitant to leave the Hoobmobile. He has a talent for making music, he enjoys collecting things. Tula: The girl on board, she is sympathetic and enthusiastic, though she's sometimes a little tiring to have around. Tula is creative and loves crafts. Roma: An explorer Hoob who travels around the world, gathering information for the Hoobopaedia by talking to the "Tiddlypeeps" children. Roma does not live in the Hoobmobile, but she reports all her discoveries to Iver and Tula through video messages and sometime she visits the Hoobmobile to help them with their questions. Roma rides a motorcycle called a "Hooby Picki Picki,", powered by the Motorettes. In the series 3 episode Change Roma talks to the Tiddlypeeps Hubba Hubba: The leader of the Hoobs. From his home base in Hoobland, he updates the Hoobopaedia with all the info that Iver and Tula collect during their stay in our world.

The Motorettes: Three robots. Their names are Tootle and Twang; the Motorettes operate the engine of the Hoobmobile by making music. They power Roma's motorcycle "Hooby Picki Picki." Iver − voiced by Don Austen Groove − voiced by John Eccleston & Mark Jefferis Tula − voiced by Julie Westwood Roma − voiced by Gillie Robic Hubba Hubba − voiced by Mark Jefferis & Brian Herring The Motorettes − voiced by Rebecca Nagan, Wim Booth & Mark Jefferis Steven Kynman, Victoria Willing, Ivestyn Evans, Robot Skidmore & Susan Beattie served as assistant puppeteers in the series. Mak Wilson, Katherine Smee, Dave Taylor, Jason Hopley & Jamie Shannon served as puppeteer accountants in the shows final series and on Hooby Happy Holidays on Sprout The series premiered on Channel 4 on 15 January 2001 from 6:00am to 7:00am, with two episodes being broadcast each weekday morning; the episodes were repeated from 11:00 am, finishing its run of 250 episodes on 3 January 2003. Although the series ceased production in the United Kingdom in 2002, it was repeated in the same early morning timeslot for several years afterwards.

It was temporarily taken off the schedule every year during the Christmas period and returned in the new year. However, 2014 was the final year that the series had been screened as it did not return following the Christmas holidays, it has been shown in other countries, including North America and Australia airing on both ABC

Mario Cabrera

Luis Mario Cabrera Molina is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker. He played his entire career in Spain – twelve seasons in representation of three teams Atlético Madrid. Cabrera was born in La Rioja, he started his career in his country with Club Atlético Huracán in 1975, scoring 19 goals in two years. In 1978, he moved to Spain. For the 1980–81 season, Cabrera joined Atlético Madrid, but struggled for most of his stay there, overshadowed by Mexican Hugo Sánchez; the pair complemented itself, combining for 33 La Liga goals in 1984–85 as the capital side finished second and won the Copa del Rey. Towards the end of his career, Cabrera played for Cádiz CF and had a second spell with Castellón, retiring at 34 with 209 matches and 63 goals in Spain's main level. Mario Cabrera at BDFutbol Mario Cabrera at BDFA Atlético's Encyclopedia bio

Hasegawa Shigure

Hasegawa Shigure was a Japanese playwright and editor of a literary journal. Hasegawa was the only female to be featured in three volumes of the Meiji bungaku zenshū, a collection published by Chikuma Shobō, she had the title joryū bundan no ōgosho. Hartley wrote that "Shigure’s work has been overlooked in English-language scholarship" and that this may have been due to a perception that she supported militaristic elements that existed in Japan before World War II, her family members. She was born as Hasegawa Yasu in Tōriabura-chō in Nihonbashi, her parents were merchants. She had two brothers and four sisters, her work. She received exposure to literature through a live-in apprentice though her mother opposed education for girls. For a period Hasegawa worked in the service of a nobleperson, her father forced her to marry at age 19. Hartley wrote that the forcing of the marriage was a "bitter" and that it "further heightened Shigure’s sense of the social injustices visited upon women." Her first husband was the second son of a businessman.

She began writing around the time of her first marriage. Hartley stated that Hasegawa became the era's first "acknowledged" female kabuki playwright in 1905. In 1914 she began caring for the son of one of her brothers, Toratarō. In 1915 Hasegawa began providing financial support for her family after the failure of her mother's businesses and the decline of her father's reputation due to having an involvement in a business scandal described by Hartley as "peripheral". In 1916 she met Mikami Otokichi, he wrote serial fiction. Hasegawa's father died in 1918. In 1919 she and Mikami began living together as part of a common law marriage. In 1923 Hasegawa and Okada Yachiyo began efforts to establish a literary magazine, launched in 1928; the journal was named Nyonin geijutsu. The funds came from Mikami's royalties. Hartley wrote. Hasegawa's plays were written for kabuki stages. Rebecca L. Copeland, editor of Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women's Writing, stated that these plays "resisted clichéd tragic endings and featured heroines who strove for self-fulfillment and independence."M. Cody Poulton, the author of A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930, wrote that Tamotsu Watanabe, a critic of kabuki works, had "expressed his shock at how dark Shigure's modern plays were".

Plays: Chōji midare - Translated into English in 1996 Tegona - It is a lyrical one act play. In the play, based on a legend, a woman encounters two men who wish to marry her, but she chooses to kill herself. According to Poulton, it "is more typical of Shigure's kabuki plays." Mori Ōgai's The Ikuta River is derived from the same legend. Other works: Old Tale Nihonbashi Hasegawa Shigure wrote a fictionalized biography of Tazawa Inabune as part of Shuntaiki—Meiji Taishō josei shō, a seven-part series, serialized in Tokyo Asahi. Melek Ortabasi, author of "Tazawa Inabune", wrote that wrote that compared to the Yomiuri Shimbun series about Inabune, this was "more sympathetic". Collections: Hasegawa, Shigure. Hasegawa Shigure zenshū. In five volumes. Tokyo: Fuji shuppan, 1993. Hartley, Barbara. "The space of childhood memories: Hasegawa Shigure and Old Nihonbashi." Japan Forum, Volume 25, Issue 3, 2013. P. 314-330. Published online on July 2, 2013. DOI: 10.1080/09555803.2013.804109. Tanaka, Yukiko. Women Writers of Meiji and Taisho Japan: Their Lives and Critical Reception, 1868-1926.

McFarland & Company, September 1, 2000. ISBN 0786481978, 9780786481972. English: Kano, Ayoko. Acting Like a Woman in Modern Japan: Theater and Nationalism. New York: Palgrave, 2001. Japanese: Ikuta, Hanayo. Ichiyō to Shigure—denki: Higuchi Ichiyō/Hasegawa Shigure denki sōsho. Tokyo: Ōzorasha, 1992. Inoue, Yoshie. "Hasegawa Shigure Aru hi no gogo." In: Nihon kindai engekishi kenkyūkai, 20-seiki no gikyoku. 1:121-122. Iwahashi, Kunie. Hyōden: Hasegawa Shigure. Tokyo: Chikuma shobō, 1993. Ogata, Akiko. Nyonin geijutsu no sekai—Hasegawa Shigure to sono shūhen. Tokyo: Domesu shuppan, 1980. Ogata, Akiko. Kaguyaku no jidai—Hasegawa Shigure to sono shūhen. Tokyo: Domesu shuppan, 1993. Ogata Akiko. "Watarikiranu hashi—Hasegawa Shigure, sono sei to sakuhin." In: Ogata, Akiko et al. Feminizumi hihyō e no shōtai: Kindai josei bungaku o yomu. Gakugei shorin, 1995. Start p. 101. Watanabe, Tamotsu. "Kaisetsu: kannō to zetsubō." In: Hasegawa, Shigure. Jōnetsu no onna: Kindai josei sakka senshū. Yumani shobō, 2000. 28:6. 長谷川 時雨 - Aozora Bunko

Internal Exile (Fish album)

Internal Exile was Fish's second solo album after leaving Marillion in 1988. The album, released 28 October 1991, was inspired by the singer's past, his own personal problems and his troubled experiences with his previous record label EMI; the album's music reflects Fish's indulgence in the vast regions of music that he wanted to explore as a solo artist. The album has many concert staples such as "Credo", "Tongues" and "Internal Exile" featuring on a number of Fish's official bootleg recordings; as on Vigil, Fish deals with themes important to him. The song "Internal Exile" speaks of his strong national pride and his desire for independence for Scotland. "Credo" is another song dealing with social problems and globalisation, echoing "State of Mind", his first solo single. The album was produced by Chris Kimsey, dedicated to Fish's daughter Tara. A remastered version was released by Roadrunner Records on 26 October 1998. "Shadowplay" – 06:23 "Credo" – 06:40 "Just Good Friends" - 06:00 "Favourite Stranger" - 05:58 "Lucky" - 04:50 "Dear Friend" - 04:08 "Tongues" – 06:22 "Internal Exile" – 04:45 "Something In The Air" – 05:08 "Poet's Moon" - 04:26"Something In The Air" – 05:08"Carnival Man" - 06:25 "Internal Exile" 7" Single, 12" Single, 12" Picture Disk Single and CD Single "Credo" 7" Single, 12" Single and CD Single "Something in the Air" 7" Single, 12" Single and CD Single Lead Vocal: Derek W Dick Keyboards: Mickey Simmonds Guitars: Robin Boult & Frank Usher Bass Guitar: David Paton Drums and percussion: Ethan Johns except "Tongues" & "Internal Exile" Ted McKenna Male Backing Vocals: David Paton, Mr Crimson, Robin Boult Female Backing Vocals: Maryen Cairns Fiddle on "Internal Exile": Charlie McKerron Whistles: Marc Duff Box Accordion: Donald Shaw