San Mateo, California

San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California 20 miles south of San Francisco, 31 miles northwest of San Jose. San Mateo had an estimated 2017 population of 104,748. Documented by Spanish colonists as part of the Rancho de las Pulgas and the Rancho San Mateo, the earliest history is held in the archives of Mission Dolores. In 1789 the Spanish missionaries had named a Native American village along Laurel Creek as Los Laureles or the Laurels. At the time of Mexican Independence, there were 30 native Californians at San Mateo, most from the Ssalson tribelet. Captain Fredrick W. Beechey in 1827 traveling with the hills on their right, known in that part as the Sierra del Sur, began to approach the road, which passing over a small eminence, opened out upon "a wide country of meadow land, with clusters of fine oak free from underwood… It resembled a nobleman's park: herds of cattle and horses were grazing upon the rich pasture, numerous fallow‑deer, startled at the approach of strangers, bounded off to seek protection among the hills… This spot is named San Matheo, belongs to the mission of San Francisco."

An 1835 sketch map of the Rancho refers to the creek as Arroyo de Los Laureles. In the 21st century, most of the laurels are gone. In 1810 Coyote Point was an early recorded feature of San Mateo. Beginning in the 1850s, some wealthy San Franciscans began building summer or permanent homes in the milder mid-peninsula. While most of this early settlement occurred in adjacent Hillsborough and Burlingame, a number of important mansions and buildings were constructed in San Mateo. A. P. Giannini, founder of the Bank of Italy, lived here most of his life, his mansion, Seven Oaks, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 20 El Cerrito Avenue, it has been deteriorating as it has not been preserved or occupied for years. In 1858 Sun Water Station, a stage station of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, was established in San Mateo, it was located 9 miles south of Clarks Station in what is now San Bruno and 9 miles north of the next station at Redwood City. The Howard Estate was built in 1859 on the hill accessed by Crystal Springs Road.

The Parrott Estate was erected in 1860 in the same area, giving rise to two conflicting names for the hill, Howard Hill and Parrot Hill. After use of the automobile changed traffic patterns, neither historic name was applied to that hill; the Borel Estate was developed near Borel Creek in 1874. It has been redeveloped since the late 20th century for use as modern shops; the property is owned by Borel Place Associates and the Borel Estate Company. Hayward Park, the 1880 American Queen Anne-style residence of Alvinza Hayward, was built on an 800-acre estate in San Mateo which included a deer park and racetrack bounded by present-day El Camino Real, 9th Avenue, B Street and 16th Avenue. A smaller portion of the property and the mansion, was converted into The Peninsula Hotel in 1908, following Hayward's death in 1904; the Hotel burned down in a spectacular fire on 25 June 1920. In the early 20th century, Japanese immigrants came to San Mateo to work in the salt ponds and flower industry. Although Japanese-Americans only account for 2.2% of the population today, they continue to be a major cultural influence and a draw for the rest of the region.

The Eugene J. De Sabla Japanese Teahouse and Garden was established in 1894 at 70 De Sabla Road, designed by Makoto Hagiwara, designer of the Japanese garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, he arranged for Japanese artisans to be brought to the United States for its teahouse construction. The parcel was purchased in 1988 by San Francisco businessman Achille Paladini and wife Joan, who have restored it; the garden features hundreds of varieties of several rare trees. A large koi pond surrounds an island; the property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. In December 1967, Sgt. Joe Artavia serving in Vietnam with Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division wrote to his sister, Linda Giese, a resident of San Carlos working in San Mateo, asking if San Mateo or San Francisco could adopt the Company, saying that it would bring "the morale of the guys up as high as the clouds". San Mateo passed a resolution on March 4, 1968 adopting Alpha Company and letters and gifts began arriving from the citizens of San Mateo.

Joe would be killed in action on March 24, 1968, less than three weeks after the resolution. Linda would travel to Vietnam to meet with the men of Alpha Company for Christmas in 1968 and deliver personalized medallions from the City of San Mateo. In 1972, San Mateo requested and received permission to have Alpha Company visit the city when they left Vietnam holding a parade in January 1972, believed to be the only parade honoring the military during the Vietnam War. In 1988, Joseph Brazan wrote a screenplay entitled A Dove Among Eagles chronicling the adoption of Alpha Company by San Mateo and the real-life romance between Linda and Artavia's commander, Lt. Stephen Patterson; the city expanded its support to the entire 1st Battalion in 1991, when they were deployed to Kuwait under Operation Desert Storm. San Mateo is located at 37°33′15″N 122°18′47″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.9 square miles, of which, 12.1 square m

Schorndorf station

Schorndorf station is in the city of Schorndorf in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It was opened in 1861 along with the Rems Railway from Stuttgart to Aalen; the abbreviation of the station is TSF and it is used by about 10,000 passengers a day. The station is situated on the northern edge of the historic Altstadt of the city of Schorndorf in the centre of the city. Next to the station to its east is the central bus station, to the west; the station consists of a Renaissance Revival reception building completed in 1863 with some additions. It has six tracks, namely platform tracks track 14 to the west of the station. Tracks 1–3 and track 5 are in normal use while track 14 is used for S-Bahn services. Otherwise, this track is used for storing S-Bahn trains. Track 5 is used for services of the Wieslauf Valley Railway, it is—since the removal of an eastern connection—only connected on the western side of the station to the Rems Railway. All platforms are equipped with lifts for access for the disabled.

As part of the economic stimulus platform, the reception building was rehabilitated with energy-related measures. In addition, the platform roof on the main platform is being renovated. With the completion of the Fils Valley Railway in 1850, construction of the Rems Railway began in 1858; the line was planned in 1845 to pass south of the city of Schorndorf. The local council and the citizens' committee decided in 1858 not to support this solution. Construction of the section through Schorndorf began in 1860; the railway construction occurred at a time of great misery in Schorndorf and saved many people from starvation or emigration. The station was built between the former centre, now the suburbs. A trial run on the section from Cannstatt to Schorndorf was celebrated at the station on 23 June 1861; the station was opened on 18 July 1861. A week on 25 July 1861, scheduled operation started on the line from Cannstatt to Wasseralfingen. On 3 October 1863, the line was opened from Wasseralfingen to Nördlingen.

In 1873 and 1874, there were plans for a connection from Schorndorf to Plochingen, but this project was rejected. Other plans had called for a line from Schorndorf to Ludwigsburg. In 1908, the Wieslauf Valley Railway opened and Schorndorf station became a junction. Schorndorf station signal box "Sf" of class Sp Dr S59 was put into operation in 1962, but it was closed on 1 July 2001. Since Schorndorf station has been remotely controlled from Waiblingen; the station is classified by Deutsche Bahn as a category 3 station. In the early morning and late evening some InterCity trains on the Karlsruhe–Nuremberg route stop at Schorndorf station. Schorndorf is an intermediate station of regional services running every half hour from Stuttgart to Aalen, it is served every two hours by Interregio-Express trains from Karlsruhe to Aalen. Schorndorf station is the terminus of line S2 of the Stuttgart S-Bahn from Filderstadt; the Wieslauf Valley Railway, operated by the Württembergische Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft, branches off east of the station to the north to Rudersberg.

West of the station is the siding of the logistics centre of the appliance manufacturer Bauknecht, owned by Whirlpool Corporation. It gets 20% of its incoming freight by rail. There used to be an extensive industrial railway network in Schorndorf, connecting the Hammerschlag industrial area through the suburban streets to the Rems Railway; the Bauknecht factory had a rail connection until 2000. The station building has a bakery and a kiosk. In the neighbouring former Express freight building there is now a book and magazine store and an Internet café. Geschichte der Stadt Schorndorf. Stuttgart: Konrad Theiss Verlag GmbH. 2002. "Locality plan". Retrieved 8 April 2011. "Platform information". Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 8 April 2011. "Track plan". Deutsche Bahn. Retrieved 8 April 2011

The Garden (Silver Apples album)

The Garden is an album by the American band Silver Apples. It was not released until 1998, by record label Bully. Brad Reno of Trouser Press called the album "nowhere near as strong as the first two", but "still welcome". All music composed except where indicated. "I Don't Care What the People Say" – 3:08 "Tabouli Noodle" – 4:18 "Walkin" – 4:07 "Cannonball Noodle" – 5:29 "John Hardy" – 2:22 "Cockroach Noodle" – 2:24 "The Owl" – 3:23 "Swamp Noodle" – 2:58 "Mustang Sally" – 3:15 "Anasazi Noodle" – 3:20 "Again" – 2:58 "Starlight Noodle" – 4:39 "Mad Man Blues" – 3:13 "Fire Ant Noodle" – 3:43Bully Records CD bonus tracks