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West Los Angeles

West Los Angeles is an area within the city of Los Angeles, California. The residential and commercial neighborhood is divided by the Interstate 405 freeway, each side is sometimes treated as a distinct neighborhood, mapped differently by different sources; each lies within the larger Westside region of Los Angeles County. The West Los Angeles Community Plan area recognized by the city of Los Angeles is bounded by Centinela Avenue on the west. Among the neighborhoods included within it are Sawtelle, Rancho Park, Cheviot Hills, Castle Heights, Century City; the Community Plan area itself is part of the larger West Los Angeles Area Plan Commission area. The Automobile Club of Southern California does not mark boundaries on its map, but centers the neighborhood of West Los Angeles proper as south of Santa Monica Boulevard, west of Interstate 405, north of Olympic Boulevard and east of Barrington Avenue; the borders of the official West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council correspond to this definition.

Its district stretches from the 405 freeway in the east to Centinela Avenue in the west and Wilshire Boulevard in the north and the 10 freeway in the south. This is the same area labeled as "Sawtelle" in the Mapping L. A. website of the Los Angeles Times. In 2003, a Los Angeles Times correspondent noted: The meaning of the term West Los Angeles varies widely; some use it to describe the entire Westside including Santa Monica and stretching east to Western Avenue. More though, it is the portion of incorporated Los Angeles between the Santa Monica city limits on the west, Wilshire Boulevard on the north, Century City to the east and extending just beyond National Boulevard on the south. Sections of West L. A. run the gamut from stylish Cheviot Hills to a cluster of generic homes east of Bundy Drive. That report on the meaning of West Los Angeles included Rancho Park and the Westdale Trousdale area near National Boulevard and Barrington Avenue; the 2004 City of Los Angeles & Communities map by the Los Angeles Almanac shows West Los Angeles as a neighborhood south of Santa Monica Boulevard and north of Culver City.

West Los Angeles is book-ended with Mid-City, Mid-City West and Mid-Wilshire on the east and Sawtelle on the west. Century City, Rancho Park, Cheviot Hills are shown as sub-neighborhoods in West Los Angeles. Together, the areas east and west of Sepulveda Boulevard/I-405 comprise a large portion of the official West Los Angeles Community Plan area; the Frommer's Guide described West Los Angeles as "a label that applies to everything that isn't one of the other Westside neighborhoods." It lies "south of Santa Monica Boulevard, north of Venice Boulevard, east of Santa Monica and Venice, west and south of Century City. In 2009, the Los Angeles Times Mapping L. A. project defined West Los Angeles as south of Santa Monica Boulevard, west of Beverly Glen Boulevard, north of Pico Boulevard and east of Sepulveda Boulevard. Profiling the neighborhood in 2018, the Times described it as follows: Nowadays, West L. A. is a marooned rump of the once-mighty West Los Angeles of old, which stretched from Century City to the Santa Monica city limits, which has atomized over the years into a handful of disparate neighborhoods....

Many people assume West Los Angeles refers to all that lies between Robertson Boulevard. But it is its own place, not just a toponym to be used interchangeably with "the Westside." For the area west of the 405 freeway, Mapping L. A. gives the population of the 2.69-square-mile "Sawtelle" neighborhood as 35,844 according to the 2000 U. S. census, with a rise to 38,698 in 2008 as estimated by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Its density of 13,319 people per square mile, about was average for the city of Los Angeles but among the highest densities for the county; the percentage of Asian people is high for the county and the area is diverse compared to both City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles averages. Mexico and Iran are the most common foreign places of birth. Notably, 49.8% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree, high for the city of Los Angeles and high for the county. The percentages of never married males and never married females are among the county's highest.

For the area east of the 405 freeway, Mapping L. A. gives the population of the 1.05-square-mile neighborhood as 12,659 according to the 2000 U. S. census, with a rise to 13,582 in 2008 as estimated by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning. Its density of 12,061 people was about average for the city of Los Angeles. 76.7 % of residents were non-Hispanic. The median household income in east Mapping L. A. area was $86,403 in 2008 dollars, considered high for both the city and the county. The percentage of households earning $125,000 and up was high for the county. Median age of residents was 38, old compared with other locality in the county; the average household size was 1.9, low for the county. 51% of residents rented their living quarters, 49% owned them. The percentage of widowed men and women was among the county's highest. Iranian and Russian were the most common ancestries; the east Mapping L. A. area was educated, with 60.4% of residents 25 and older holding a four-year degree, a higher ratio than fou

The Silver Lining (video game)

The Silver Lining is a five-chapter episodic video fangame based on the King's Quest series, developed and released in free download format by Phoenix Online Studios for Microsoft Windows starting July 18, 2010. The most recent release, Episode 4:'Tis in My Memory Locked, and You Yourself Shall Hold The Key Of It, was released on November 8, 2011. Until the release of King's Quest, the official ninth installment of the series, TSL remained the first release in over fifteen years to feature Graham's family in a new adventure. Although the game features 3D graphics, its gameplay departs from Sierra Online's last King's Quest release, The Mask of Eternity, criticized for its RPG-like atmosphere, settles into that created by the previous titles; the plot itself revolves around King Graham as he seeks the help of ancient druidic artifacts to undo the evil cast upon his children and Rosella. The fifth and final episode for the series, A Thousand Times Good Night, remains in development in 2020 after multiple delays since 2011.

Since Phoenix Online Studios changed its name to Phoenix Online Publishing on 19 May 2014 in order to respecialize for publishing of independent quest games and focus on more profitable endeavors. The company soon made a statement of releasing all rights to the game to Activision upon request. On 7 August 2014, Activision announced the reboot of Sierra Entertainment division with a new King's Quest game; the game begins one year after the events of The Mask of Eternity, with Rosella and Edgar's wedding on the Isle of the Crown, in the land of the Green Isles where Alexander and Cassima are rulers. As Rosella is about to take her vow of marriage, a strange man in a black cloak comes from the crowd and casts a spell on her, which renders Rosella unconscious; as Edgar catches her, her brother, suffers the same fate elsewhere in the castle. The stranger vanishes from the wedding, leaving only his cloak behind. Having picked up the cloak, Graham decides to ask around the castle in order to find out more clues about who its owner might be.

Captain Saladin suggests to Graham to visit the Oracle who lives on the Isle of the Sacred Mountain in order to find out more. As Graham dresses up for an adventure and quits the castle, a storm begins and he is forced to take refuge in the ferryman's house, befriending Hassan. Hassan agrees to help Graham visit the Isle of the Sacred Mountain and lend his ferry to him. After some conversation with the Winged Ones, Graham is escorted to see the Oracle, but as she is unable to trace the source of magic from the cloak, she sends Graham to see the druids living on the Isle of the Mists. Graham journeys there and talks to the Arch Druid; the latter informs Graham that he is aware of unusual events taking place, while working on a reverse spell from black magic, proposes Graham tries to reach his wife and children in their dreams. At the same time Graham is given a list of ingredients that must be found throughout every consequent episode in order to help the Arch Druid counter black magic; as Graham prepares to leave the Isle, the storm becomes unusually violent, leaving him no other choice but to stay for the night.

Next morning, Graham sees the face of Shamir, the Court's genie, in the scroll, rushes back to the Isle of the Crown. There, he meets with Ali the book keeper as well as Jollo the royal jester. Ali tells Graham that he knows where to find one of the ingredients, but will require a map of the Isles in order to pin its location; as Jollo plays a trick on Graham, he is able to gather one of the ingredients for the scroll. At the village square, Graham manages to get a map copy done for him, which he shows to Ali to obtain the location of the item. Upon visiting Shamir at the Castle, Graham finds out that the genie once belonged to one of the members of the so-called "Black Cloak Society", who might be the owner of the cloak. Knowing that Valanice are descendants of the "Silver Cloaks", who were an ancient clan of magic protectors, Graham wonders if both are related, he thanks Shamir and makes his way by sea to the location of the map given by Ali, in order to retrieve the second ingredient. Hassan suggests that the third ingredient might be found on the Isle of Wonders, but dares not step there after his quarrel with the Red Chess Queen.

Graham journeys into the Isle alone and makes his way to obtain the third ingredient. At the same time a nameless cloaked man shows up in front of Graham and tells him to question Valanice about her druidic roots; as the man disappears, Graham runs back into the Castle. At the Castle, Valanice falls unconscious, she sees herself at 23 years of age, when she was forcedly taken away from her family by a certain wizard Shadrack. Shadrack keeps her in a deadly tower surrounded by her own nightmares. Back in the Castle, Graham, by her side, keeps a promise to help her; the list shows Graham continues his adventure. Talking with Shamir the second time reveals to Graham that at least two of the ingredients, which he can use to revive the children, are found at the Isle of the Mists. Graham arrives there and meets again with the Arch Druid, who confirms the presence of the elements which can only be found in the depths of Mother N

Camp Douglas (Chicago)

Camp Douglas, in Chicago, sometimes described as "The North's Andersonville," was one of the largest Union Army prisoner-of-war camps for Confederate soldiers taken prisoner during the American Civil War. Based south of the city on the prairie, it was used as a training and detention camp for Union soldiers; the Union Army first used the camp in 1861 as an organizational and training camp for volunteer regiments. It became a prisoner-of-war camp in early 1862. In 1862 the Union Army again used Camp Douglas as a training camp. In the fall of 1862, the Union Army used the facility as a detention camp for paroled Confederate prisoners. Camp Douglas became a permanent prisoner-of-war camp from January 1863 to the end of the war in May 1865. In the summer and fall of 1865, the camp served as a mustering out point for Union Army volunteer regiments; the camp was dismantled and the movable property was sold off late in the year. The land was sold-off and developed. In the aftermath of the war, Camp Douglas came to be noted for its poor conditions and death rate of about seventeen percent, although it is possible a higher rate occurred.

Some 4,275 Confederate prisoners were known to be re-interred from the camp cemetery to a mass grave at Oak Woods Cemetery after the war. On April 15, 1861, the day after the U. S. Army garrison surrendered Fort Sumter to Confederate forces, President Abraham Lincoln called 75,000 State militiamen into federal service for ninety days to put down the insurrection. On May 3, 1861, President Lincoln called for 42,000 three-year volunteers, expansion of the regular army by 23,000 men and of the U. S. Navy by 18,000 sailors. Convening in July 1861, Congress retroactively approved Lincoln's actions and authorized another one million three-year volunteers; the states and localities had to organize and equip the volunteer regiments until in 1861, when the federal government became sufficiently organized to take over the project. Soon after President Lincoln's calls for volunteers, many volunteers from Illinois gathered in various large public and private buildings in Chicago and overflowed into camps on the prairie on the southeast edge of the city.

Senator Stephen A. Douglas owned land next to this location and had donated land just south of the camps to the original University of Chicago. Henry Graves owned most of the property. Illinois Governor Richard Yates assigned Judge Allen C. Fuller, soon to be adjutant general for the State of Illinois, to select the site for a permanent army camp at Chicago. Judge Fuller selected the site, in use for the makeshift camps because it was only 4 miles from downtown Chicago, prairie surrounded the site, nearby Lake Michigan could provide water, the Illinois Central Railroad ran within a few hundred yards of the site. Fuller was not an engineer and did not realize that the site was a poor choice for a large camp because of its wet, low-lying location; the camp lacked sewers for more than a year, the prairie on which it was built could not absorb the waste from thousands of humans and horses. The camp flooded with each rainfall. In the winter, it was a sea of mud; when the camp opened, only one water hydrant worked.

There was a severe shortage of latrines and medical facilities from the time of the camp's initial use through the period of incarceration of the first group of Confederate prisoners in mid–1862. The camp ran west four blocks from Cottage Grove Avenue to the present Martin Luther King Drive, its northern boundary was what is now East 31st Street, its southern boundary was the current East 33rd Place, named College Place. A gate in the south fence of the camp provided access to the 10-acre property donated by Senator Douglas to the Old University of Chicago, which had opened in 1857 at its site on Cottage Grove Avenue and 35th Street. A smallpox hospital, four rows of garrison barracks, an Illinois Central Railroad station were located on the former Douglas property; the boundaries of the camp and the number and location of its buildings evolved during the war, but certain main divisions of the camp existed for significant periods of time. "Garrison Square" contained post headquarters, a post office and parade ground.

"White Oak Square" housed both Union soldiers and prisoners until late in 1863. White Oak Square included the original camp prison and the building that would become the infamous "White Oak Dungeon." Prisoners who were being punished were subject to close confinement in small and dirty conditions in this "dungeon." The "dungeon" was a room 18 square feet, lit by one barred window about 18-by-8-inch off the floor, with entry only through a hatch about 20-inch square in the ceiling. The room had an intolerable stench from a sink in the corner of the room. Prison hospitals and a morgue were located just to the south of the camp in an area of 10 acres known as "Hospital Square". In 1863, the army built "Prison Square" or "Prisoner's Square" in the western division of the camp, as well as surgeons' quarters and warehouses. Prison Square, located along the south and west sides of Garrison Square, was created by combining parts of other squares with White Oak Square and separating the area from other parts of the camp with a fence.

Prison Square contained 64 barracks, which were 24 by 90 feet with 20 feet partitioned off as a kitchen. Designed for about 95 men each, the camp's barracks held an average of 189 me

Daniel P. Huttenlocher

Daniel P. Huttenlocher is an American academic administrator and corporate director, he is the inaugural dean of the Schwarzman College of Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the inaugural dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech at Cornell University, a director of Amazon, he joined the department of computer science at Cornell in 1988, he owned 24 patents in computer vision by 2015. Before Cornell, Huttenlocher had worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center and was Chief Technology Officer at Intelligent Markets, he has an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and earned his master’s and doctorate degrees from MIT. In February 2019, he was named by MIT to be the head of its new Schwarzman College of Computing starting in August 2019

Commander-in-Chief, English Channel (Royal Navy)

The Commander-in-Chief, English Channel or formally Commander-in-Chief, of His Majesty's Ships in the Channel was a senior commander of the Royal Navy. The Spithead Station was a name given to the units and staff operating under the post from 1709 to 1746. Following Admiral Lord Anson new appointment as Commander-in-Chief, English Channel this office was amalgamated with the office of Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth; the English Navy had organized its fleet into sub-commands namely squadrons from at least 1205 and during the 16th century. A channel squadron was operating out of Portsmouth from around 1512. By 1560 The Navy Royal had three functioning squadrons one in the Channel, the Irish Sea and another in the North Sea.. From 1509 until 1649 Vice-Admirals commanding particular fleets were styled so as to denote he was junior to the Lord Admiral of England these flag officers were formally appointed by the crown. From 1709 the Channel Squadron was coordinated out of Spithead, England under the command of Sir John Norris.

In 1715 Norris was reassigned to command the British Baltic Fleet and sent to the Baltic Sea to support a coalition of naval forces from Russia and Hanover taking in the Great Northern War. In 1729 Admiral Norris returned to the Spithead Station for a second tenure as CINC. In March 1744 he resigned his post over the Admiralty's attempts to override his authority in setting strategy in response to renewed hostilities against France. Following Admiral Norris's resignation the station was commanded by Sir John Balchen until 1746 when the Admiralty issued orders to centralize all existing naval commands in the English Channel including Spithead and those at the Downs, Narrow Seas and Plymouth, to be under the control of Admiral Lord Anson the Commander-in-Chief, Western Squadron, he assumed the post of Commander-in-Chief, English Channel, The Spithead Station was merged with Portsmouth Station. Vice-Admiral, Sir John Norris, 5 March 1709 – 1715. Vice-Admiral, James Berkeley, 3rd Earl of Berkeley, 1719.

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Kevin Mitchell (linebacker)

Kevin Danyelle Mitchell was an American football linebacker in the National Football League from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He played for the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins. Mitchell played college football at Syracuse University as a defensive tackle, he was the Defensive MVP of the 1993 Fiesta Bowl upset of Colorado where Mitchell had eight tackles, including six behind the line of scrimmage. Mitchell was drafted in the 1994 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round, he won Super Bowl XXIX in his rookie season with the 49ers. He played three more seasons with the 49ers, he signed with the New Orleans Saints after the 1997 NFL season. He played with the Saints for two seasons. Mitchell joined the Washington Redskins after the 1999 NFL season and played for them until after the 2003 NFL season. Mitchell's best season came in 2001 NFL season when he recorded 81 tackles, 2 sacks, one forced fumble in 13 games. In his career, he recorded 300 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two interceptions for seven yards, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, six pass deflections in 144 regular season games.

On April 30, 2007, Mitchell was found dead in his sleep in Virginia. According to a preliminary autopsy, he died of a massive heart attack. Friends and family close to Kevin Mitchell said. Remembering Kevin Mitchell from Football Blog