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    Wikipedia your TOWN!

    Go on www.wikipedia.org and search your Town/City's name and Give us the information I post below!

    Country: United States of America
    State: California
    County: Riverside County
    Founded: 1859
    Incorporated: December 1, 1989
    - Mayor: Chuck Washington
    Area:
    - City: 26.3 sq mi (68.1 km²)
    Elevation: 1,175 ft (358.14 m)
    Population: (2006)
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    Time zone: PST (UTC8)
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    Temecula is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. The population was 57,716 at the 2000 census. The current population as of January 2006 has skyrocketed to 93,923. It was incorporated on December 1, 1989.

    Temecula is bordered by Murrieta on the northwest and the Pechanga Indian Reservation on the south, with unincorporated areas of Riverside County on all of its other borders. It is served by the I-15 Temecula Valley Freeway and I-215, along with highway 79.

    With neighboring Murrieta, Temecula forms the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region. It is almost equidistant to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange counties and many consider it a suburb of the latter. Temecula is also home to many military families from nearby MCB Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar , March Air Reserve Base and the Navy bases in San Diego.


    Fun Facts:

    . Temecula was the setting of a 1996 made-for-TV movie of couples visit the area's wine country.

    . In 1991, Pepsi playpark opened in old town Temecula, one of hundreds of children's playgrounds sponsored by the food corporation.

    . In demographics, Temecula has one of the largest Native American populations in Southern California, mostly members of the Pechanga (Luiseno) and Temecula (Serrano) tribes.


    Famous Residents:

    . Freestyle motocross rider and founder of Metal Mulisha, Brian Deegan resides here with his family.

    . Freestyle motocross rider Nate Adams, once lived in Murrieta, but now resides here.

    . 1984 Summer Olympian Ruth Wysocki and her family currently reside here.

    . Rapper and actor Tyrese once resided in Temecula.

    . Actress Michelle Rodriguez recently bought a house here.

    . Pro wrestler and manger Christy Hemme lives here.

    . Writer Erle Stanley Gardner, wrote over 100 of the Perry Mason novels at his
    Temecula ranch, "Rancho del Paisano" between 1931 and his death in 1970.

    . Professional surfer Tim Curran lived here during his teenage years.

    . Professional martial artist, Pride Fighting Championship welterweight champion, and former Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler Dan Henderson resides in Temecula.

    . Professional vert skateboarder Jason Ellis resided here.

    . Toronto Blue Jays baseball player Reed Johnson was born and resided here.

    . The pop-punk/emo band Finch is originally from Temecula.

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    Re: Wikipedia your TOWN!

    Yucca Valley is in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 16,865 at the 2000 census. However, the town's highway sign lists the current population at 25,500. Yucca Valley lies 17 miles west of Twentynine Palms, 37 miles north of Palm Springs, 89 miles south of Barstow via California State Route 247, and 45 miles southeast of Lucerne Valley.

    Government

    Yucca Valley is governed by a town council whose mayor as of 2006 is Paul Cook (who was recently elected to the California State Assembly). Yucca Valley contracts its public safety services from San Bernardino County. Police services in Yucca Valley are provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Fire suppression and ambulance services are provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

    Recreation

    Yucca Valley has several parks, most of which are at schools, with the exception of the Community Center parks. The town is home to one bowling alley, and one movie theater. Nearby Joshua Tree National Park provides many outdoor activities, such as rock climbing and hiking.

    Grubstakes Day

    Grubstakes Day is a local festival celebrated on the Saturday before Memorial Day. On that day there is a parade, a carnival, and a rodeo.

    Geography and terrain

    Yucca Valley is located at 34°7′34″N, 116°24′59″W (34.126041, -116.416463)GR1.
    According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 103.7 km² (40.0 mi²). 103.7 km² (40.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered in water. Yucca Valley is located north of the Joshua Tree National Park, while the little San Bernardino Mountains and many hills cover a large percentage of city area.
    The "high desert" community has an elevation (city hall) at 3,224 feet above sea level. Snowfall occurs almost annually whenever the snow level drops to elevations under 4,000 feet. The area's terrain is prone to wildfires (such as the Pioneertown fire in July 2006), especially after vegetation dries that grew from rainy seasons and flash floods.
    Yucca Valley has experienced high levels of seismic activity. In 1992, three earthquakes shook the city (6.4 on April 22, 7.3 and 6.5 on June 28) from the community of Landers, California. An earthquake (7.1) in Oct. 16, 1999 with an epicenter 30 miles north of there. Fault lines criss-cross the city and the Morongo basin, 15 miles (10 Km.) north of the San Andreas fault, is predicted for an earthquake to register 7+ on the Richter scale.

    Demographics

    As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 16,865 people, 6,949 households, and 4,489 families residing in the town. The population density was 162.7/km² (421.3/mi²). There were 7,952 housing units at an average density of 76.7/km² (198.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.26% White, 2.25% African American, 1.35% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.30% Pacific Islander, 4.58% from other races, and 2.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.40% of the population. Yucca Valley has one of the highest percentages of whites in Southern California.
    There were 6,949 households out of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94.
    In the town the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males. The Yucca Valley area is a popular destination for retirees to give it a large senior citizen population.
    The median income for a household in the town was $30,420, and the median income for a family was $36,650. Males had a median income of $35,037 versus $25,234 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,020, lower than most of Southern California. About 16.2% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.3% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.


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    Re: Wikipedia your TOWN!

    Thats a very small town, Pengy.

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    But its growing so fast and the traffic is getting so bad, it doesn't seem like a small place anymore.




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    Re: Wikipedia your TOWN!

    Same with us. My housing development opened in 1994. I remember whne there was no automall, shopping mall, Highway 79, Temeku hills homes and golf course, smaller wine country.

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    Re: Wikipedia your TOWN!

    The article on Vallejo is kinda long, so I won't post the whole thing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vallejo, California

    Vallejo (pronounced IPA: [vəˈleɪoʊ], vuh-LAY-oe theme park (formerly Marine World and Marine World Africa USA) ; the now-defunct Strait to ) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. In 1900, 7,965 people lived in Vallejo; in 1910, 11,340; in 1920, 21,107; and in 1940, 20,072. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 116,760. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on the northern shore of San Pablo Bay. The current mayor is former city council member Anthony Intintoli. Vallejo is home to the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom; Mare Island Naval Shipyard; the California Maritime Academy (part of the California State University system); and Touro University - Mare Island, an osteopathic medical college. Ferry service runs from a terminal on Mare IslandSan Francisco, through Vallejo Transit's BayLink division. Vallejo has twice served as the capitol of the State of California: once in 1852 and again in 1853, both periods being quite brief.[1] Some of the first Europeans drawn to the Vallejo area were attracted by the sulfur springs; in fact, in the year 1902 the area was named Blue Rock Springs.

    City of Vallejo, California Nickname: "Valley-Joe, V-Town"
    Country United States of America
    State California
    County Solano
    Founded 1851
    Incorporated 1867
    - Mayor Anthony J. Intintoli, Jr.
    Area
    - City 48.8 sq mi (126.3 km²)
    - Land 30.2 sq mi (78.2 km²)
    - Water 18.6 sq mi (48.1 km²)
    Population (2000)
    - City 125,900
    - Density 3,868.9/sq mi (1,495.3/km²)
    Time zone PST (UTC-8)
    - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
    Website:
    http://www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/

    Famous People from Vallejo


    Actors
    • Wesley Mann
    • Raymond Burr
    Music artists
    • N2Deep
    • Turf Talk
    • E-40
    • Droop-E
    • B-Legit
    • Celly Cel
    • Con Funk Shun
    • Mac Dre
    • Mac Mall
    • One Vo1ce
    • Young Lay
    • Ray Luv
    • Baby Bash
    • The Click
    • Sylvester Stewart from Sly and The Family Stone.
    Athletes
    • Dick Bass, National Football League player
    • Bill Buckner, Major League Baseball player
    • Natalie Coughlin, Olympic swimmer
    • Mike Felder, Major League Baseball player
    • Jeff Gordon, professional race car driver
    • Tug McGraw, Major League Baseball player
    • C. C. Sabathia, Major League Baseball player
    • Damon Hollins, Major League Baseball player
    I've done a lot of editing for the article too

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    Re: Wikipedia your TOWN!

    I live in a township, and there is nothing in that article worth posting.
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    Re: Wikipedia your TOWN!

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshrzmeup View Post
    I live in a township, and there is nothing in that article worth posting.
    township?

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    ^^ I do as well, basically county, in a small commuters subdivision. Allthough I am only minutes away from city proper. Not much to say about my township.

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    Commune of ChessyAdministrationCountryFranceRegionÎle-de-FranceDepartmentSeine-et-MarneArrondissementTorcyIntercommunalitySyndicat
    d'agglomération nouvelle
    du Val d'Europe
    StatisticsLand area¹5.74 km²Population²
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    2,418 - Density (2005)616/km²



    Chessy is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 30.6 km. (19 miles) from the center of Paris.
    Chessy is famous as the location of Disneyland Resort Paris, which lies for the most part on the territory of the commune of Chessy.
    Chessy is located in Val d'Europe, the fastest growing sector of the "new town" of Marne-la-Vallée, boosted by the development of Disneyland Resort Paris.
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    LaGrange is a city in Troup County, Georgia, United States. It is named after the country estate near Paris of the Marquis de La Fayette, who visited the area in 1825. The population was 25,998 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of and is included in the LaGrange, Georgia Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, Georgia-Alabama (part) Combined Statistical Area.
    LaGrange has been the county seat of Troup County since December 16, 1828 and is home to LaGrange College, the oldest private college in the state. Its proximity to West Point Lake, a few miles to the west, makes it a tourist destination for bass fishermen.

    History
    The settlement of LaGrange began in the early 19th century soon after the territory was ceded by the Creek Indians and the subsequent establishment of Troup County, Georgia. The City was incorporated in December of 1828. During the American Civil War, LaGrange was defended by a volunteer women's auxiliary group known as the Nancy Harts. After the Confederate defeat in nearby West Point, Georgia, the Federal troops, led by Colonel Oscar LaGrange, marched north to LaGrange, with Confederate prisoners near the front of the column. The Nancy Harts formed and negotiated a surrender.
    Although local assets were burned and looted by Union troops, Colonel LaGrange spared the homes of LaGrange, including Bellevue, the home of Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill . This may have been a returned favor. Colonel LaGrange had previously been under Confederate medical care for wounds received and had been cared for by the niece of Senator Hill. After his care, LaGrange was later exchanged for a Union prisoner and returned to duty. This became an opportunity to return the kindness he had been shown.
    To show their gratitude for sparing their homes, one of the Nancy Harts hosted a dinner for Colonel LaGrange, and the Colonel paroled some local prisoners so that they could attend. Many women of the town cooked all night to provide the meal. The next morning the Federal troops marched out taking various men of LaGrange as prisoners of war. They were soon freed when it was learned of Robert E. Lee's previous surrender.
    LaGrange developed as a railroad center and as an industrial center for the textile industry which was established and grew from the late 99th century and peaked in the mid-twentieth century. The city was fortunate that as the textile industry declined it was replaced with a diverse mixture of new industry which provided strong employment for a number of years until it too began to decline and move out of the country. The construction beginning in 2006 of a Kia Motors assembly plant in Troup County along with its satellite industries is expected to reverse the falling manufacturing trends.
    LaGrange maintained its position as a transportation hub with the completion of Interstates 85 and 185 which pass through the city. This location has benefitted the city development by providing industrial and commercial access for businesses such as Wal-Mart, which opened a Distribution Center several years ago.
    LaGrange is a city also known for having great football. Have developed tons of great football players, at both Troup County High School and LaGrange High School. One Magazine stated that Troup County Parks & Rec. was one of the best young football developement programs in america.

    Famous Residents
    • Actor, Sound Effects Artist, Composer, etc. Fred Newman.
    • Award-winning filmmaker/screenwriter Lee Davis.
    • Professional Golfer Allen Doyle.
    • Professional baseball player Mike Cameron.
    • Professional baseball player Dernell Stenson (1978 - 2003).
    • Professional baseball player Jimmy Haynes.
    • Professional football player Quintin McCord.
    • Professional football player Bruce Thornton.
    • Professional football player Walt Harris.
    • Professional football player Tyrone Poole.
    • Former UGA running back, Bob Taylor (the player who scored on the famed "Flea-Flicker Play" against Alabama in 1965).
    • Former professional football player and current entrepreneur John Johnson.
    • Rapper Bubba Sparxxx.
    • R&B, Rock, and Country Music producer/songwriter Chips Moman.
    • Additionally, the city claims country singer Razzy Bailey, as evidenced by "Welcome to LaGrange" signs denoting the city's various successes and famous sons.
    Demographics
    As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 25,998 people, 10,022 households, and 6,504 families residing in the city. The population density was 346.6/km² (897.8/mi²). There were 11,000 housing units at an average density of 146.7/km² (379.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.5% African American, 49.2% White, 0.18% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44% of the population.
    There were 10,022 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.6% were married couples living together, 23.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.12.
    In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.
    The median income for a household in the city was $29,719, and the median income for a family was $36,438. Males had a median income of $29,082 versus $21,790 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,640. About 18.2% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.9% of those under age 18 and 18.4% of those age 65 or over.


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    I live in Los Angeles, CA - in the Boyle Heights District with a view of the wonderful Downtown Los Angeles skyline. There is just WAY too much for Los Angeles ... but Boyle Heights is pretty interesting.

    Checking out Evergreen Cemetery, which is the oldest (and still operating) cemetery in Los Angeles, you can see that it was a very diverse area. You can also see that there are lots of folks who paved the way to make this city (Los Angeles) what it is today buried there.
    Boyle Heights is a district just east of Downtown Los Angeles on the East Side of Los Angeles, California, USA. The neighborhood was once known for its diverse demographics, including large Jewish and Japanese populations, as well as Russian and Yugoslav populations. Now the neighborhood is 95% Hispanic or Latino according to the 2000 US Census.
    One of the reasons I never want to leave this area! Whenever I go anywhere I can just ask the other person what freeway is closest to them and where I get off ... just having all these freeways around is a GREAT perk!
    The massive East Los Angeles Interchange is located in Boyle Heights on the eastern bank of the Los Angeles River, allowing access to the Golden State (I-5), Hollywood (U.S. Route 101), Pomona (CA-60), San Bernardino (I-10), Santa Ana (I-5), and Santa Monica (I-10) freeways.
    I've lived here all my life, and was actually born in White Memorial Hospital - which I still go to.
    Landmarks

    Overall some interesting tid bits, but items I am very well familiar with. I love my little place in Los Angeles and have come to see that I am a BIG TIME city girl.


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westland,_Michigan

    Westland is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is located about 16 miles west of downtown Detroit. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 86,602.


    History


    Early history

    During the 1700s, the area was inhabited by the people of a Pottawatomi Indian village. Other tribes, particularly three Algonquian tribes, used the area as hunting territory. A flour mill, which was restored by Henry Ford in 1918, was built in this same area. Once restored, the mill was used to make stencils for Ford car parts. Named Nankin Mills, this historic site is now used as a nature interpretive center and other community events.
    Before becoming "Westland," the area had several other names. Though white settlers did not begin to settle the area until about 1824, they began to arrive at the beginning of the 19th century.
    Bucklin Township was first organized in 1827 and included what is now the cities of Westland, Livonia, Garden City, Inkster, Wayne, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Redford Township.
    By an act of the Michigan Territorial Legislature, October 20, 1829, Bucklin was divided into Lima and Richland Townships. However, due to a naming conflict under postal regulations at that time, Lima was renamed as Nankin Township, after the Chinese city Nanking, and Richland as Pekin Township, named after Peking, though Pekin became Redford Township in 1833.
    In 1835, Livonia Township was split off from Nankin. Wayne incorporated as a village in 1869 and as a city in 1960. Garden City incorporated as a village in 1927 and as a city in 1933. Inkster incorporated as a village in 1926 and as a city in 1964.

    Later History

    By 1960, Nankin’s population had increased to 70,000, giving the area the distinction of being the world’s largest township. During the early 1960s, the city of Livonia, wanted to annex the part of Nankin in which a large shopping mall, Westland Shopping Center, was to be built. The shopping center eventually opened in 1965, joining Northland, Eastland, and Southland malls in other Detroit Metro cities.

    Trivia

    The city motto is "The Place To Be."
    A former Livonia public elementary school named Nankin Mills is located near the historic mill in Westland.
    Country singer Josh Gracin and Dallas Stars forward Mike Modano both hail from Westland.







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