San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary in the U. S. state of California. It is surrounded by a region known as the San Francisco Bay Area, dominated by the large cities San Francisco, Oakland. San Francisco Bay drains water from approximately 40 percent of California and it connects to the Pacific Ocean via the Golden Gate strait. However, this group of interconnected bays is often called the San Francisco Bay. The bay was designated a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance on February 2,2013, the bay covers somewhere between 400 and 1,600 square miles, depending on which sub-bays, wetlands, and so on are included in the measurement. The main part of the bay measures 3 to 12 miles wide east-to-west and it is the largest Pacific estuary in the Americas. Later and inlets were filled in, reducing the Bays size since the mid-19th century by as much as one third. Recently, large areas of wetlands have been restored, further confusing the issue of the Bays size, despite its value as a waterway and harbor, many thousands of acres of marshy wetlands at the edges of the bay were, for many years, considered wasted space.
As a result, soil excavated for building projects or dredged from channels was often dumped onto the wetlands, from the mid-19th century through the late 20th century, more than a third of the original bay was filled and often built on. The idea was, and remains, there are five large islands in San Francisco Bay. Alameda, the largest island, was created when a shipping lane was cut in 1901 and it is now predominantly a bedroom community. Angel Island was known as Ellis Island West because it served as the point for immigrants from East Asia. It is now a park accessible by ferry. Mountainous Yerba Buena Island is pierced by a tunnel linking the east and west spans of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge, attached to the north is the artificial and flat Treasure Island, site of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. From the Second World War until the 1990s, both served as military bases and are now being redeveloped. Isolated in the center of the Bay is Alcatraz, the site of the federal penitentiary.
The federal prison on Alcatraz Island no longer functions, but the complex is a popular tourist site, despite its name, Mare Island in the northern part of the bay is a peninsula rather than an island. During the last ice age, the now filled by the bay was a large linear valley with small hills
Driver: San Francisco
Driver, San Francisco is an action-adventure racing video game developed by Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft. A new feature is Shift, which allows Tanner to teleport from one car to another without discontinuing the mission, one of the inspirations for Shift comes from Google Earth. With Shift, the player can start missions, as well as the ability to use Shift, all cars will be equipped with a boost feature, requiring the player to push up on the left thumbstick to use it. Players can push L1 on the PlayStation 3 or the left button on the Xbox 360 version of the game to perform a special ram attack on cars. The film director mode, which was absent from Parallel Lines, the game runs at 60 frames per second. The game has one of the largest driving environments, the games San Francisco recreation has about 208 miles of roads. Various landmarks are recreated in the game including half of the Bay Bridge and parts of Marin County, in the Wii version, access to the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges are blocked, thus preventing the driver from driving through parts of Marin County and Oakland.
Split screen and online multiplayer are available for the first time in the series with 19 different game modes including trailblazer, sprint GT, cops and robbers. In Trail Blazer, the players have to follow the trail of an AI-controlled car to accumulate points, the player who accumulates more points will win the match. The Tag game mode is similar to tag, but in reverse. All the players are trying to tag, or hit, one player, once he is hit, the person who tagged him is now it. The multiplayer will have experience points, San Francisco is unique from other games in the series, in that the game features licensed real-life cars. The Wii version of the game does not include the Shift mechanic, the SMG, the pistol, the shotgun, the assault rifle and the RPG are all the weapons available in the game. All weapons can be upgraded in the categories, clip size, reload speed. There is a maximum of four levels for each upgrade, upgrade points can be earned by doing various tricks and earning awards around the city.
A new feature for the Wii is the localized multi-player, where a player may take control of the gun or, if they desire, can connect a DS. The DS device can be used to make road blocks, look for police, there is a four player split-screen multiplayer. The split screen mode includes four game variants, there is a cops and robbers split screen mode
San Francisco, Cebu
San Francisco is a 3rd municipal income class municipality on Camotes Islands in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 55,180, in the 2016 electoral roll, it had 27,484 registered voters. San Francisco consists primarily of Pacijan Island, as well as the tiny Tulang islet just north of Pacijan, both islands are part of the Camotes Islands group in the Camotes Sea. They are located east of the island of Cebu and west of Leyte. Pacijan Island is about 14.75 kilometres long and 8.5 kilometres wide, a 1, 400-metre causeway crosses the mangrove swamp to connect Pacijan and Poro Island. It was constructed during the Spanish era, to bridge the islands for easier trading and attending services in Poro church. San Francisco comprises 15 barangays, In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 27,484 registered voters, meaning that 50% of the population are aged 18, Tulang island is a five-minute boat ride from Tulang Dako on the main island of Pacijan. Both Tulang Diot and Tulang Dako are part of Esperanza barangay, the islet is almost entirely covered with coconut palms and measures about 1.6 by 0.6 kilometres, the residential area is confined to a small triangle at the southern end.
Total area about 40 ha, of which only 3.5 ha is inhabited, located on the southeastern coast of the island, the cave measures about 3.7 by 2.7 metres. Guthe reported it to contain fragments and teeth of about 60 individuals. Associated grave goods included earthenware pottery, shell bracelets and iron artefacts and stone beads, filed teeth were recovered from this site. Just before Typhoon Yolanda struck in November 2013, the mayor of San Francisco ordered the evacuation of all the residents to the main island and this was credited with saving their lives as all houses on the island were completely destroyed. 1 Lake Danao is a lake located in the northern part of Pacijan Island, about 4.9 kilometres long and 1.8 kilometres wide. Its area of 680 ha makes it the largest lake not only in the province and it has two interior islands which can be reached by paddleboat or as part of the scenic lake cruise. An 18-kilometre hiking and cycling trail encircles the perimeter of the lake. Although classifies as freshwater, that doesnt necessarily make it suitable for irrigation, a 2015 study determined which crops could be sustained.
Flora Corn and coconut grow all over the island, including the surrounding the lake. Several rare orchids and a variety of herbs of medicinal value grow along the lake shore, most of the original vegetation has disappeared, and even the small islets in the lake have been planted with coconut palms
San Francisco, Lempira
San Francisco is a municipality in the Honduran department of Lempira. It is one of the furthest municipalities of the Lempira department in Honduras, the lands for this municipality were given away by the King of Spain, on 30 October 1692, composed of 2 titles, Santa Maria Magdalena and San Lucas. In the census of 1791 it appears as part of Curato de Cerquin and it was founded back in 1837 for the initiative of Captain Jeronimo Acosta. The church was built in 1856, a historical relic left by the Spanish colonist, but as it can be seen in the photo in this article, the date on the facade of the church is 1737. In the national division of 1896, it was one of the municipalities of Erandique district, the municipality capital is located at the toe of Gelpoa hill. The weather is warm most of the year, in some uninhabited places, there are pine forests. Its boundaries are, Erandique municipalities, area,133 km² The main products of this municipality are corn and beans. There are very few areas suitable for coffee plantations, the water for human consumption is obtained for excavated wells and some small streams nearby.
Cattle and milk products are for local consumption, as does the rest of the department, it has electricity, mobile communication services and internet access at the mayors office. In some houses, people sell gasoline and diesel fuel and it is very common to see people who are descendants of the Indians, followed by a few individuals of cross-breed of Spanish and Indians. Population, This municipality had in 2001 the amount of 8,086 and this was used to elaborate and estimate resulting in 9,143. Villages,7 Settlements,86 Both ways to get there require a great deal of endurance and patience, if the visitor is in Gracias, he must go to San Juan del Caite, Intibuca for the junction of the road the San Miguelito, Intibuca or Erandique. If the visitor is in La Esperanza, they must go to San Miguelito and after that to Dolores, there is another junction of the road from Erandique and Dolores, Intibuca in a community called San Antonio. This road is in bad shape half of the year, so caution is advised and it has little to offer to the visitors.
Perhaps the antique church is the best attraction, the people are very welcoming and kind to the foreigners. Local Holidays, Virgen del Carmen day on 16 July and San Francisco de Asis day,4 October
The citys population at the 2010 census was 220,389, and the municipality for which it serves as municipal seat had a population of 259,005. The city was founded in 1540 by Spanish conquistadores as San Francisco de Campeche atop the pre-existing Maya city of Can Pech, the Pre-Columbian city was described as having 3,000 houses and various monuments, of which little trace remains. The city retains many of the old colonial Spanish city walls and fortifications protected the city from pirates. The state of preservation and quality of its architecture earned it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the Spaniards lived inside the walled city, while the natives lived in the surrounding barrios of San Francisco and San Román. These barrios still retain their original churches, the one in Guadalupe is almost 500 years old, founded in 1540 by Francisco Montejo, Campeche was terrorized by pirates and marauders until the city started fortification in 1686. San Francisco de Campeche was originally a village, Ah Kim Pech.
The city of Campeche was founded in 1540 and fortified against pirates during the 17th century and it still has the appearance of a fortress. Historical monuments and buildings, such as the Franciscan cathedral, old Maya ruins, the state of preservation and quality of its architecture earned it the status of a World Heritage Site in 1999. More than one thousand buildings with a historic value have survived as witnesses of space, the French engineer Louis Bouchard de Becour was commissioned to unify all the defensive works that surrounded the city with a wall. At its completion, the surrounding the city of Campeche was 2,560 meters in length, forming an irregular hexagon around the main part of the city. These bulwarks now serve different functions, Used as the Botanical Garden Xmuch´haltún, San Francisco, Protects the Land Gate. Houses the library of the INAH, San Juan, Protects the Land Gate. Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, Also protects the Sea Gate and it is the largest one and holds the Museum of City History.
San Carlos, Holds the City Museum and this fort was the first one built. It contained four gates to access to the main quarters. The main entrances are the Puerta de la tierra, built in 1732, the Land Gate is kept as a tourist attraction, having a light and sound show three nights each week and keeping original supplies and items from the 17th century. The other gates were Guadalupe and San Román, connecting to the outside neighborhoods, two main forts protected the city from two nearby hills on each side, the forts of San José el Alto and San Miguel. These forts gave long-range artillery coverage and served as look-outs and they were built before the walls of the city
San Francisco, Bohol
San Francisco is one of the 44 barangays of the municipality of Ubay, in the province of Bohol, Philippines. The barangays total area is 1,107 hectares. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 1,688, in the 2013 electoral roll, it had 938 registered voters, meaning that 56% of the population are aged 18 and over. San Francisco celebrates its annual fiesta on 27 June in honor of their patron saint, before 1910, San Francisco was part of sitio Ilihan, itself part of the large barangay of San Pascual. When Ilihan became a barrio in 1910, San Francisco was named as one of its sitios. It was only on June 24,1968 that it became an independent barangay, the boundaries of San Francisco are its rivers, which extend to San Pascual and Villa Teresita. These rivers are the source of water for use and for irrigation. The topography of the barangay is a plain with hundreds of trees around its plaza, la Carlota ranch is situated in the southern portion of the barangay and covers approximately 600 hectares.
Much of its area is used for farming, as well as for cattle raising, to help farmers in the community, organizations like FASFI and Barangay Agrarian Reform Committee were established
San Francisco, Cundinamarca
San Francisco de Sales, commonly known as San Francisco, is a municipality and town of Colombia in the department of Cundinamarca. San Francisco de Sales is bounded on the north by the municipality of Supatá, the west by La Vega, on the south by Facatativá, to the southeast by El Rosal, the municipality is within temperate and cold climatic zones, and has a geomorphology of moorland. The municipality has a temperature of 20 °C in most of the territory. It is located 52 kilometres away from Bogotá, this distance, with its climate, water resources, San Francisco is in the Diocese of Facatativá. The area was inhabited by the Panches, part of the Carib family, in the colonial period, because the foundation of the municipality of Tenjo, six encomiendas were created, to which the indigenous people of that area were assigned. Then, between 1605 and when the town of La Vega was founded, Don Juan de Vera exchanged his encomienda Chinga Fría for another property. This new encomienda was named San José de Chinga Caliente, San José to give it a Christian name, around 1750, these lands were acquired by Pedro Pulido, from the municipality of Tenjo.
In 1828, Francisca Sánchez, from Tabio, bought the hacienda San José de Chinga Caliente from Pulido, Francisca Sánchez married the French citizen Francisco Convers in 1833. After 1850, the built the house that would be called La Carlina. At the time, the population of the region was about eight hundred thousand, the exploitation of virgin forest rewarded their efforts, and gave some a comfortable existence. The growing population of the region felt the need to create a center to consolidate the civil authorities to solve the issues caused by the great travel distance to La Vega. In 1855 Father Santos Maria Camero was appointed parish priest of La Vega, days after his inauguration, he was invited to Chinga Caliente to provide the last rites to a dying man. Coming from La Vega, as he came over the pass, by 1856, Father Santos directed the subdivision of 41 lots on the bridle path leading to the mountains of Yaque, where 20 thatched houses were built with clay tile and dirt floors. On January 29,1857 a commission headed by Pío Molano, the priest of Funza, the commission met Francisco Convers and Francisca Sanchez, and other notables of the village.
The coincidence of this being the date on which the Church celebrates the feast of St, on receiving the report, the Archbishop of Bogota created the parish by episcopal decree on August 15,1857, naming Father Santos Maria Camero as pastor. The priest, advised by his parishioners, presented a constitution for a new municipality to the Assembly of the State of Cundinamarca. The Assembly ordered the construction of offices and a jail. In 1884, the first mixed school was founded, in 1895, Mayor Rogelio Alvarado and the priest Florentino Sarmiento established a Post & Telegraph office
San Francisco Dons
The San Francisco Dons is the nickname of the athletic teams at the University of San Francisco. The Dons compete in NCAA Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as members of the West Coast Conference, athletics at USF dates back to its founding in 1855, when founder Anthony Maraschi, S. J. organized ball games as recreation for the first students. However, intercollegiate competition only dates back to 1907, when then-Saint Ignatius College began playing organized baseball, rivalries with neighboring Santa Clara University and Saint Marys College of California have their origins in this early period. Teams were originally known as the Grey Fog, and red, the old Saint Ignatius High School became Saint Ignatius College Preparatory and retained the red and blue colors. Three USF alumni participated in the 2016 Summer Olympics - Israeli long distance runner Maor Tiyouri, basketball player John Cox, ^ = The mens and womens track and field teams compete as independents. This was followed in 2006 with a 38–21 record, the WCC conference regular season championship, however, USF lost in the WCC conference championship to Pepperdine but still was given an at large berth into their first ever postseason.
USF did not advance in the tournament as they were beaten by the University of Miami, in 2006 he posted a WCC-best 2.49 ERA. In the NCAA regional he pitched the team to a 5–1 victory over No.6 national seed Nebraska. Poreda was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, at the time, nino Giarrantano became head coach in 1998, previously serving as hitting coach at Arizona State University. Giarrantano was named 3-time JC National Coach of the Year and 2005–2006 WCC Coach of the Year, since arriving at USF, the team has had its best four-year stretch in its programs history, 104-69 overall since 2004. The Dons home field is named after Dante Benedetti, USFs head coach from 1962 to 1980, Benedetti attended then-Saint Ignatius College from 1937 to 1940, during which he lettered in Baseball and Boxing. During his tenure as coach, he accumulated 373 career wins. Also during his tenure as coach, the university wanted to cut the program for financial reasons.
However to keep the program alive Benedetti agreed to lower his salary, for the remaining 16 years of his coaching career he was paid $1 a year. The field is named after Max Ulrich, a benefactor of the University of San Francisco. Since 2006, USF has played one game a season at the San Francisco Giants Stadium, the proceeds of the game go to the Dante Benedetti Foundation, a charity that helps under-privileged youth in San Francisco play and learn the game of baseball. Over the years of USFs baseball tradition, a number of players have been drafted into professional baseball, of these players, a few have had debuts in the Major Leagues, USF is best known for its basketball program. The mens basketball team have won three titles, the 1949 NIT under Pete Newell and the 1955 and 1956 NCAA championships under Phil Woolpert
San Francisco El Alto
San Francisco El Alto is a municipality in the Totonicapán department of Guatemala. The municipality includes the villages or aldeas of, Chirrenox, Paxixil, Rancho de Teja, Sacmixit, San Antonio Sija, Saquicol Chiquito, the Sacmixit community forest is located within the municipality. Before the Spanish Conquest, Chuisiguán was a Kiche language Mayan community at the site of San Francisco El Alto, Chuisiguán is Kiche for place on the precipice, apt for its location at the top of a steep hill. Historical chronicler Francisco Antonio de Fuentes y Guzmán mentions the town in his 1689 Recordación Florida and this record confirms the towns pre-Columbian origins. He noted 2,880 Mayan inhabitants and 720 tributarios, residents of San Francisco El Alto joined the revolt against excessive tributes that began on 1820-02-20 in Santa María Chiquimula. This can be seen from the textile market days that fill the entire urban area of San Francisco El Alto. Transportation has improved as flotillas of tricycle taxis and passenger vans provide services to any location in the area, while the Maya remain suspicious of anyone from outside small rural communities, they are interested in foreign contacts and often invite travelers into their homes and festivals.
Since 1900, the Chivarreto boxing tournament has been held at the municipality
San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural and financial center of Northern California. It is the birthplace of the United Nations, the California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco became a consolidated city-county in 1856, after three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. In World War II, San Francisco was a port of embarkation for service members shipping out to the Pacific Theater. Politically, the city votes strongly along liberal Democratic Party lines, San Francisco is the headquarters of five major banking institutions and various other companies such as Levi Strauss & Co. Dolby, Weebly, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pinterest, Uber, Mozilla, Wikimedia Foundation, as of 2016, San Francisco is ranked high on world liveability rankings.
The earliest archaeological evidence of habitation of the territory of the city of San Francisco dates to 3000 BC. Upon independence from Spain in 1821, the became part of Mexico. Under Mexican rule, the system gradually ended, and its lands became privatized. In 1835, Englishman William Richardson erected the first independent homestead, together with Alcalde Francisco de Haro, he laid out a street plan for the expanded settlement, and the town, named Yerba Buena, began to attract American settlers. Commodore John D. Sloat claimed California for the United States on July 7,1846, during the Mexican–American War, montgomery arrived to claim Yerba Buena two days later. Yerba Buena was renamed San Francisco on January 30 of the next year, despite its attractive location as a port and naval base, San Francisco was still a small settlement with inhospitable geography. The California Gold Rush brought a flood of treasure seekers, with their sourdough bread in tow, prospectors accumulated in San Francisco over rival Benicia, raising the population from 1,000 in 1848 to 25,000 by December 1849.
The promise of fabulous riches was so strong that crews on arriving vessels deserted and rushed off to the gold fields, leaving behind a forest of masts in San Francisco harbor. Some of these approximately 500 abandoned ships were used at times as storeships and hotels, many were left to rot, by 1851 the harbor was extended out into the bay by wharves while buildings were erected on piles among the ships. By 1870 Yerba Buena Cove had been filled to create new land, buried ships are occasionally exposed when foundations are dug for new buildings. California was quickly granted statehood in 1850 and the U. S. military built Fort Point at the Golden Gate, silver discoveries, including the Comstock Lode in Nevada in 1859, further drove rapid population growth. With hordes of fortune seekers streaming through the city, lawlessness was common, and the Barbary Coast section of town gained notoriety as a haven for criminals, entrepreneurs sought to capitalize on the wealth generated by the Gold Rush