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Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles

Mid-Wilshire is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is known for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Petersen Automotive Museum, the Miracle Mile shopping district. According to the city's official community plan, the Wilshire Community Plan Area known as the Wilshire District, "is bounded by Melrose Avenue and Rosewood Avenue to the north; the adjacent CPAs are Hollywood to the north. The Wilshire area includes the neighborhoods of Wilshire Center, Windsor Square, Hancock Park, Mid-Wilshire, Mid-City, Miracle Mile, Beverly–Fairfax, the Carthay neighborhoods. Within the Wilshire CPA, the neighborhood of Mid-Wilshire is bounded by Crenshaw Boulevard, Pico Boulevard, Fairfax Avenue, Wilshire Boulevard. Part of Miracle Mile overlaps with Mid-Wilshire. According to the Los Angeles Times Mapping L. A. project, Mid-Wilshire is bounded on the north by West Third Street, on the northeast by La Brea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard, on the east by Crenshaw Boulevard, on the south by Pico Boulevard and on the west by Fairfax Avenue.

Mid-Wilshire is flanked by Fairfax, Hancock Park, Windsor Square to the north. Mid-Wilshire includes the following neighborhoods: Little Ethiopia is a block-long stretch of Fairfax Avenue between Olympic Boulevard and Whitworth Drive in Los Angeles, California; the area has a high concentration of Ethiopian restaurants, as well as a significant concentration of residents of Ethiopian and Eritrean ancestry. Miracle Mile is a 1.5-mile stretch of Wilshire Boulevard between Highland Avenues. In the early 1920s, Wilshire Boulevard west of Western Avenue was an unpaved farm road, extending through dairy farms and bean fields. Developer A. W. Ross saw potential for the area and developed Wilshire as a commercial district to rival downtown Los Angeles. Oxford Square is an historic neighborhood which, according to the Oxford Square Neighborhood Association, lies between Pico Boulevard and Olympic Boulevard and includes both sides of Victoria Avenue and South Windsor Boulevard. In 1910 the neighborhood was laid out between Wilshire Boulevard on the north and Pico Street on the south, west of the Los Angeles Country Club.

It was served by the Pico Street streetcar line. The unimproved lots offered by developer Emil Firth ranged from 50 to 100 feet on the street and were 171 feet deep; the streets were 70 feet wide, with 15-foot sidewalks and parkways, which were to be planted with palm trees and flowers. Ornamental electroliers were to be placed every 300 feet. Lot prices ranged from $1,000 to $2,500. Earlier, in 1907; the Harriman interests had begun a four-track subway line across Oxford Square, south of Wilshire Boulevard. In 1991 the City Council approved a request by Oxford Square - Windsor Village residents to close 10th Street at Victoria Avenue in an effort to reduce crime in the communities after a recent outbreak of burglaries and robberies, as well as one homicide. In February 2015 the neighborhood association was lobbying to form an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone; that would have put a temporary moratorium on the issuance of city demolition permits. Los Angeles City Council approved the HPOZ, adopting its preservation plan effective March 26, 2017.

Park La Brea is an apartment complex bounded by 3rd Street on the north, Cochran Avenue on the east, Sixth Street on the south and Fairfax Avenue on the west. With 4,255 units located in eighteen 13-story towers and 31 two-story "garden apartment buildings," it is the largest housing development in the United States. Park Mile is a commercial strip that lies along Wilshire Boulevard between Highland Avenue on the west, Wilton Place on the east, Sixth Street on the north and Eighth Street on the south; some of the office buildings in the district have been designed to harmonize with the nearby Hancock Park area, with long, horizontal warm look of brick and other textures rather than a vertical high-tech design. Construction is regulated by the Park Mile Ordinance, adopted by the city in 1979, it was designed to protect the single-family nature of the residential area and to promote development that provided Park Mile with an "image and sense of continuity." There is a three-story height limit along Park Mile, as well as a ban on painted signs on the outside of buildings.

In 1990 a Park Mile-Wilshire District neighborhood design review board, composed of five to seven volunteers appointed by City Council members, was one of four such local boards throughout the city that oversaw architectural planning. Sycamore Square is a Mid-Wilshire neighborhood located between Hancock Park to the north, Miracle Mile to the west, Brookside to the east, it is bordered by Wilshire Boulevard to the north, Olympic Boulevard to the south, La Brea Avenue to the west, both sides of Citrus Avenue to the east. Wilshire Vista is a Neighborhood of 1700 homes, it contains two Los Angeles Cultural Historic Monuments. The 2000 U. S. Census counted 41,683 residents in the 2.78-square-mile neighborhood—an average of 14,988 people per square mile, among the highest population densities for the city and the county. In 2008 the city estimated that the population had increased to 47,176; the median age for residents

2016 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 2016 United States presidential election in Nevada, held on November 8, 2016 was part of the 2016 general election, was won by Hillary Clinton with a 47.92% popular vote plurality over Donald Trump's 45.5%. All of Nevada's 6 electoral votes were assigned to Clinton. Trump became the first Republican since 1908 to win the presidency without Nevada; this is the first time since the 1976 election that the state has voted for the losing presidential candidate. The 2016 Nevada Democratic caucuses took place on February 20 in the U. S. state of Nevada, traditionally marking the Democratic Party's third nominating contest in their series of presidential primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election. With all other candidates having dropped out of the race ahead of the Nevada caucuses, the two remaining candidates were Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Of the total number of 43 delegates the Nevada Democratic Party may send to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, 35 are pledged and 8 are unpledged.

The delegate selection process is a system with three levels: The first step in the delegate selection process were the precinct caucuses on February 20, which elected about 12,000 delegates to the county conventions. At the county conventions on April 2, the county delegates selected about 4,000 delegates to the state convention. At the state convention on May 14–15, the final 35 pledged delegates to the National Convention will be selected. 23 of them are allocated proportionally based on congressional district results, whereas the remaining 12 are allocated based on the state convention as a whole. A majority of participants at the February caucuses supported Hillary Clinton. However, the county conventions on April 2, 2016, resulted in more Sanders delegates than Clinton delegates being sent to the state convention in May. October 2015 debate in Las Vegas On October 13, 2015, the Democratic Party's first debate was held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, it was broadcast on radio by Westwood One.

Participants were the candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb, Martin O'Malley, Lincoln Chafee. It was the only debate appearance of Chafee and Webb, who ended their campaigns on October 23 and October 20, respectively. February 2016 forum in Las Vegas On February 18, Telemundo hosted a forum in Las Vegas; the County Conventions were marked by bickering between Clinton and Sanders supporters, most notably in Clark County, won by Clinton during the caucuses and led to the attempted arrest of the head of the credentials committee, Sanders supporter Christine Kramar, after the Clinton supporters on the Clark Country Democratic committee attempted to depose her from her position. Kramar had discovered that the Clark County Democratic Party had been having private correspondence with only Clinton's campaign, as opposed to both campaigns; the results statewide goes as follows: Sanders 3846 Clinton 2124 Sanders won most of the northern counties in Nevada, including Washoe County, Clinton won most of the southern counties, including Clark County.

The state convention was held in May as the final stage of the delegate selection process. Supports of Senator Sanders were angered when Party officials declined to accept the credentials of close to 60 pro-Sanders delegates. Nevada Democratic Party Chairwoman, Roberta Lange received numerous death threats and threats to the lives of her family and grandchildren. At the convention, Sanders supporters protested; the event was criticized as being violent, although there is no evidence that violence occurred. Despite charges by Sanders supporters that the Convention was rigged against their candidate, according to Jon Ralston, "the facts reveal that the Sanders folks disregarded rules when shown the truth, attacked organizers and party officials as tools of a conspiracy to defraud the senator of what was never rightfully his in the first place." After Sanders campaign Chair Jeff Weaver repeated assertions of process-rigging by Democratic Party officials, Politifact examined the evidence and concluded that, while the Party's selection process was "arcane" and "incredibly confusing", the fact is that "Clinton’s supporters turned out in larger numbers and helped her solidify her delegate lead."

Moreover, according to Politifact: "There’s no clear evidence the state party'hijacked' the process or ignored'regular procedure.'"The Nevada Democratic Party wrote to the Democratic National Committee accusing Sanders supporters of having a "penchant for extra-parliamentary behavior — indeed, actual violence — in place of democratic conduct in a convention setting." Sanders responded by denouncing the alleged use of violence while asserting that they were not treated with "fairness and respect" in a statement. In a TV segment, comedian Samantha Bee reported on the fracas, as did Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Late Night with Seth Meyers in "A Closer Look" segment. Delegates from Nevada to the Republican National Convention were allocated proportionally based on the caucus results; the following are final 2016 predictions from various organizations for Nevada as of Election Day. Los Angeles Times: Leans Clinton CNN: Tossup Sabato's Crystal Ball: Leans Clinton NBC: Leans Clinton Electoral-vote.com: Tossup RealClearPolitics: Tossup Fox News: Leans Clinton ABC: Leans Clinton On the congressional district level, Hillary Clinton won the 1st district and the 4th district, Donald Trump won the 2nd district and the 3rd district.

Clinton and Trump each won 2 of the state's 4 congressional districts, with Trump carrying a district that elected a Democrat in the

Kings Heath Park

Kings Heath Park is a Green Flag status park in the Kings Heath district of Birmingham, managed by Birmingham City Council. For a time, the park was used as the setting for the popular ATV programme Gardening Today; the park is centred on a house, built in 1832 for the newly elected MP William Congreve Russell. In 1880 the house was bought by John Cartland, a wealthy industrialist and ancestor of the author Barbara Cartland. In 1902 the Cartland family formed the Priory Trust Co Ltd to own and manage the house and land with the intention of developing the area for housing; these plans came to nothing, on 9 November 1908 the Trust sold the house and half the surrounding land to the Kings Norton and Northfield Urban District Council. The council opened the grounds as a public park. From 1909-1911 the house was used as a school. In 1911, Kings Heath — and the park — was incorporated into the city of Birmingham; the Trust sold the remaining land to Birmingham Corporation on 10 February 1914, this was incorporated into the park.

In 1953, the city council created a School of Horticultural Training in the house, using part of the park as training gardens. Since 1995, this has been run, under a partnership arrangement, by Pershore College and Bournville College. In 2008/9, Kings Heath Park was granted a Green Flag Award for the 7th year running. Birmingham City Council page