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A definitive, single-volume history of the Golden State ranges from the earliest Native American cultures, through the Spanish and Mexican eras, the Gold Rush, and rise of Hollywood, to the twenty-first century, chronicling the events, places, and personalities that have shaped California. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Genre: History
Author: Kevin Starr
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release: 2007
File: 370 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812977530

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The characteristic look of Southern California, with its red-tiled roofs, stucco homes, and Spanish street names suggests an enduring fascination with the region’s Spanish-Mexican past. In this engaging study, Phoebe S. Kropp reveals that the origins of this aesthetic were not solely rooted in the Spanish colonial period, but arose in the early twentieth century, when Anglo residents recast the days of missions and ranchos as an idyllic golden age of pious padres, placid Indians, dashing caballeros and sultry senoritas. Four richly detailed case studies uncover the efforts of Anglo boosters and examine the responses of Mexican and Indian people in the construction of places that gave shape to this cultural memory: El Camino Real, a tourist highway following the old route of missionaries; San Diego’s world’s fair, the Panama-California Exposition; the architecturally- and racially-restricted suburban hamlet Rancho Santa Fe; and Olvera Street, an ersatz Mexican marketplace in the heart of Los Angeles. California Vieja is a compelling demonstration of how memory can be more than nostalgia. In Southern California, the Spanish past became a catalyst for the development of the region’s built environment and public culture, and a civic narrative that still serves to marginalize Mexican and Indian residents.

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Genre: History
Author: Phoebe S. Kropp
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2006-06-21
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520931653

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CCH's California Income Tax Manual is a comprehensive, single-source guide to income taxes for individuals, businesses, and estates and trusts in California. It provides clear, straightforward guidance on complex issues and provides numerous examples, tips and suggestions to illustrate how to apply the California income tax law to taxpayer situations. The author, Kathleen Wright, is a well-known California practitioner, CPE presenter and Professor at California State University at Fullerton. This annually-published resource is thoroughly tested and modified by classroom, CPE and consulting use feedback. The book describes and reflects new income tax developments, with an in-depth focus on the problem of conformity. California Income Tax Manual is presented in easy-to-read and easy-to-understand language and it focuses on the practical implications of the topics and concepts discussed, making it a great tool for reference, review and staff training on California income taxation. Important state tax issues, such as nexus, allocation and apportionment, and unitary group reporting (including combined reporting) all get substantial treatment in the book and special consideration is given to California rules that differ from federal rules throughout this extensive manual.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Kathleen K. Wright
Publisher: CCH
Release: 2008-02
File: 629 Pages
ISBN-13: 0808018469

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A comprehensive examination of the wisdom and practical arts of California's native population offers step-by-step instructions for utilizing ancient knowledge, such as tool building, fire-making, hunting, fishing, and much more. Original.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Paul Douglas Campbell
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release: 1999
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 0879059214

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Building on industry fundamentals, this new edition provides the skills a student needs to build a sucessful real estate practice. The text explores issure facing professionals, including advertising, qualifying prospects, loan applications, investment analysis, competitive market analysis, and using the Internet in practice. (493 pages, 2004 copywright.) Chapters include: * Instructor Note * Student Enrichment Exercises * Power Point Presentations * Chapter 1: Getting Started in Real Estate * Chapter 2: Ethics, Fair Housing and Trust Funds * Chapter 3: Mandatory Disclosures * Chapter 4: Prospecting * Chapter 5: Listing Presentation Package * Chapter 6: Listing Presentations * Chapter 7: Servicing The Listing * Chapter 8: Advertising * Chapter 9: The Buyer and The Property Showing * Chapter 10: Obtaining the Offer and Creating the Sales Agreement * Chapter 11: From Offer To Closing * Chapter 12: Real Estate Financing * Chapter 13: Escrow and Title Insurance * Chapter 14a: Taxation * Chapter 14b: Taxation (cont.) * Chapter 15: Property Management and Leasing * Chapter Quiz Answer Keys * Mini Quizzes for All Chapters * Mini Quiz Answer Keys

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Genre: House & Home
Author: William H. Pivar
Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate
Release: 2003-09
File: 506 Pages
ISBN-13: 0793180171

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Reader of original synthesizing articles for introductory courses on archaeology and native peoples of California.

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Genre: History
Author: Terry L. Jones
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Release: 2007
File: 394 Pages
ISBN-13: 0759108722

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Genre: Nature
Author: Sia Morhardt
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2004
File: 284 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520240030

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"This highly synthetic and scholarly work brings together new and important scientific contributions by leading experts on a rich diversity of topics concerning the history, ecology, and conservation of California's endangered grasslands. The editors and authors have succeeded admirably in drawing from a great wealth of recent research to produce a widely accessible and compelling, state-of-the-art treatment of this fascinating subject. Anyone interested in Californian biodiversity or grassland ecosystems in general will find this book to be an invaluable resource and a major inspiration for further research, management, and restoration efforts."—Bruce G. Baldwin, W. L. Jepson Professor and Curator, UC Berkeley "Grasses and grasslands are among the most important elements of the California landscape. This is their book, embodying the kind of integrated view needed for all ecological communities in California. Approaches ranging across an incredibly broad spectrum -- paleontology and human history; basic science and practical management techniques; systematics, community ecology, physiology, and genetics; physical factors such as water, soil nutrients, atmospherics, and fire; biological factors such as competition, symbiosis, and grazing -- are nicely tied together due to careful editorial work. This is an indispensable reference for everyone interested in the California environment."—Brent Mishler, Director of the University & Jepson Herbaria and Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley "The structure and function of California grasslands have intrigued ecologists for decades. The editors of this volume have assembled a comprehensive set of reviews by a group of outstanding authors on the natural history, structure, management, and restoration of this economically and ecologically important ecosystem."—Scott L. Collins, Professor of Biology, University of New Mexico

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Genre: Nature
Author: Mark R. Stromberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release: 2007-12-03
File: 390 Pages
ISBN-13: 0520252209

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This document examines differences in socioeconomic status by racial and ethnic groups in California, exploring changing patterns over time. It analyzes trends and outcomes in demography, geographic distribution, health, education, crime, labor markets, economic status, and political participation. Data on educational outcomes include: education of mothers; English language ability; preschool activities of children ages 3 and 4; reading and math proficiency for grade 4 and 8 public school students; high school completion rates; college completion rates; and measures of basic skills in the adult population. The educational outcomes of Hispanics and African Americans are the lowest among all racial and ethnic groups. Most recent population growth has occurred among Hispanics and Asians. Most counties were predominantly White in 1970, but between 1970-98, the share of Whites declined in all but one county. African Americans have the worst health status of any group. Hispanics often have less access to health care and lower health status than Whites. Health indicators for Asians are similar to those for Whites. Nonwhites generally have lower earnings than whites. Hispanics and African Americans have particularly high unemployment rates. Asian and White family incomes are substantially higher than those for African Americans and Hispanics. The ethnic distribution of those arrested and incarcerated has shifted dramatically. The proportion of Hispanics incarcerated has risen at a faster rate than has the Hispanic proportion of the general population. African Americans experience the highest risk of arrest and incarceration and are most likely to experience violence. Whites are over-represented in the voting population. Asians and Hispanics have the lowest participation rates. An appendix presents additional sources of information. (Contains 103 bibliographic references.) (SM)

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Genre: California
Author: Public Policy Institute of California
Publisher: Public Policy Instit. of CA
Release: 2001
File: 199 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781582130545

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A detailed guide brings to life the beauty, inhabitants, and various kinds of trees and plants of the Sierra Nevada forests, the California forests, the Pacific Northwest forests, and the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Original.

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Genre: Nature
Author: John C. Kricher
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 1998
File: 378 Pages
ISBN-13: 0395928966

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