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List Of Peckerwood Gangs
The following list of peckerwood gangs are defined as street gangs within the peckerwood subculture. The peckerwood subculture had its beginnings in Oklahoma where the word was used to refer to white inmates in the 1930s. During the Great Depression, a major migration of Oklahomans came to California's Kern County. This migration also established a newfound peckerwood subculture in California with gangs such as the Okie Bakers and Oildale Peckerwoods in Bakersfield. This subculture continued to establish among ethnic Whites in the rural farmtowns of California. The peckerwood prison subculture had its beginnings in the desegregation of United States prisons
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Jay Adams
Jay J. Adams (February 3, 1961 – August 15, 2014) was an American skateboarder who as a teen, was the youngest member of the Zephyr Competition Skateboarding
Skateboarding
Team (Z-Boys). His spontaneous freestyle skateboarding style, inspired by ocean surfing, helped innovate and popularize modern skateboarding. His aggressive vertical tricks make him one of skateboarding's most influential stylists. Adams died of a heart attack on August 15, 2014.[1][3]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Films 4 Personal life4.1 Legal troubles 4.2 Family5 Death 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Jay Adams
Jay Adams
was born in a part of Venice, California. He grew up with his mother and his stepfather, Kent Sherwood
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Fresno, California
FresnoRegion San Joaquin ValleyRailway station 1872Incorporated October 12, 1885[1]Named for Spanish for "ash tree"Government • Type Mayor-Council • Mayor Lee Brand[2] • City manager Bruce Rudd[3] • City council[4] Esmeralda Soria Steve Brandau Oliver Baines III Paul Caprioglio Luis Chavez Garry Bredefeld Clint OlivierArea[5] • City 114.70 sq mi (297.07 km2) • Land 114.42 sq mi (296.34 km2) • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)  0.31%Elevation[6] 308 ft (94 m)Population (2010)[7] • City 494,665 • Estimate (2016)[8] 522,053 • Rank 1st in Fresno County 5th in California 34th in the United States • Density 4,562.76/sq mi (1,761.69/km2) • Metro[9] 97
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Pelican Bay State Prison
Pelican Bay State Prison
Pelican Bay State Prison
(PBSP) is the only supermax state prison in California. The 275 acre prison is located in Del Norte County, California. The prison takes its name from a shallow bay on the Pacific coast, about 2 miles (3 km) to the west. The prison lies in a detached section of Crescent City, several miles north of the main urban area and just south of the Oregon border
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Humboldt County, California
Humboldt County is a county in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 126,623.[4] The county seat is Eureka.[5] Humboldt County comprises the Eureka–Arcata–Fortuna, CA Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located on the far North Coast ~270 miles north of San Francisco. Its primary population centers of Eureka, the site of College of the Redwoods main campus, and the smaller college town of Arcata, site of Humboldt State University, are located adjacent to Humboldt Bay, California's second largest natural bay.[6] Area cities and towns are known for hundreds of ornate examples of Victorian architecture. Humboldt County is a densely forested mountainous and rural county with about 110 miles of coastline (more than any other county in the state),[7] situated along the Pacific
Pacific
coast in Northern California's rugged Coast (Mountain) Ranges
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White Americans
English Albanian  · Arabic  · American Sign Language
American Sign Language
 · Neo-Aramaic  · Armenian  · Azerbaijani  · Belarusian  · Czech  · Danish  · Dutch  · Finnish  · French  · German  · Greek  · Hebrew  · Hungarian  · Italian  · Kurdish  · Ladino  · Lithuanian  · Norwegian  · Pashto  · Persian  · Polish  · Portuguese  · Romanian  · Russian  · Slovak  · South Slavic  · Spanish &
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San Quentin, California
San Quentin is a small unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located west of Point San Quentin,[2] at an elevation of 30 feet (9 m).[1] San Quentin is adjacent to San Quentin State Prison; located just east of the prison, it is also known as San Quentin Village[3][4] or Point San Quentin Village.[4][5][6] It has 40 single-family houses and a condominium complex with 10 units, and its population is about 100.[4][6] The town was originally housing for the prison's employees and their families. Residents rent their driveways to media vans during controversial executions. The reporters are attracted to the place because it is the only place in California
California
where prisoners are executed and many death penalty abolitionists appear and demonstrate against the practice
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Contra Costa County, California
Contra Costa County
Contra Costa County
is a county in the state of California
California
in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,049,025.[3] The county seat is Martinez.[5][6] It occupies the northern portion of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay
Area, and is primarily suburban
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Crockett, California
Crockett (formerly, Crockettville)[6] is a census-designated place (CDP) in Contra Costa County, in the East Bay sub-region of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States. The population was 3,094 at the 2010 census. It is located 28 miles northeast of San Francisco. Other nearby communities include: Port Costa, Martinez, Vallejo, Benicia, Rodeo, Hercules, Pinole and Richmond.Contents1 History1.1 "Sugar Town" 1.2 Economic Adaptation 1.3 The "Catacarb" Event2 Geography2.1 Climate3 Arts and Culture3.1 The Bailey Art Museum 3.2 Crockett Historical Society4 Demographics4.1 2010 4.2 20005 Economy 6 Education 7 Recreation 8 Notable people 9 Notes 10 References 11 External linksHistory[edit] Crockett is located on the Mexican land grant Rancho El Pinole made to Ygnacio Martinez, and is named after Joseph B. Crockett, a judge on the California
California
Supreme Court.[6] The town started when Thomas Edwards Sr
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Irish-American
Irish Americans
Americans
(Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are an ethnic group comprising Americans
Americans
who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics. About 33 million Americans—10.5% of the total population—reported Irish ancestry in the 2013 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.[1] This compares with a population of 6.4 million on the island of Ireland
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Night (book)
Night (1960) is a work by Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald
Buchenwald
in 1944–1945, at the height of the Holocaust
Holocaust
toward the end of the Second World War. In just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative, Wiesel writes about the death of God and his own increasing disgust with humanity, reflected in the inversion of the parent–child relationship, as his father declines to a helpless state and Wiesel becomes his resentful teenage caregiver. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight ... Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever." In Night everything is inverted, every value destroyed. "Here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends," a kapo tells him
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Corcoran, California
Corcoran is a city in Kings County, California, United States. Corcoran is located 17 miles (27 km) south-southeast of Hanford,[7] at an elevation of 207 ft (63 m).[5] It is part of the Hanford–Corcoran Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 24,813 (2010 census), up from 14,458 (2000 census). The California
California
Department of Finance estimated that Corcoran's population was 22,691 on January 1, 2016.[8] Corcoran is most famous as the site of the California
California
State Prison, Corcoran, home to a number of notable inmates such as Charles Manson, and Juan Corona. The California
California
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran is a separate facility that is also located in the city. As of January 1
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Punk Rock In California
Since the late 1970s, California
California
has had a thriving regional punk rock movement. It primarily consists of (but is not limited to) bands from the Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County, San Diego, San Fernando Valley, San Francisco, Fresno, Bakersfield, Alameda County, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Oakland and Berkeley areas.Contents1 History1.1 Pre-1976 1.2 1976–19791.2.1 Emergence of hardcore punk1.3 Nardcore1.3.1 Nardcore origins1.4 1980–1983 1.5 1984–1992 1.6 1993–present2 Art 3 Notable venues 4 Notable labels 5 Fanzines 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Pre-1976[edit] Los Angeles
Los Angeles
had a very strong glam rock scene in the early 1970s, mostly centered on the club Rodney Bingenheimer's English Disco, run by Rodney Bingenheimer, who later, as a disc jockey for KROQ's Rodney on the ROQ, did much to promote LA punk bands
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California State Prison, Corcoran
California
California
State Prison, Corcoran (COR) is a male-only state prison located in the city of Corcoran, in Kings County, California. It is also known as Corcoran State Prison, CSP-C, CSP-COR, CSP-Corcoran, and Corcoran I
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Oildale, California
Oildale is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States. Oildale is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-northwest of downtown Bakersfield,[3] at an elevation of 469 feet (143 m).[2] The population was 32,684 at the 2010 census, up from 27,885 at the 2000 census
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Bakersfield, California
Bakersfield
Bakersfield
is a city in and the county seat of Kern County, California, United States. It covers about 142 square miles (370 km2)[13] near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley
San Joaquin Valley
and the Central Valley region. Bakersfield's population is approximately 365,000,[14] making it the ninth-most populous city in California
California
and the 52nd-most populous city in the nation. The Bakersfield–Delano Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Kern County, had a 2010 census population of 839,631, making it the 62nd largest metropolitan area in the United States.[15] The more built-up urban area that includes Bakersfield
Bakersfield
and areas immediately around the city, such as East Bakersfield, Oildale and Rosedale, has a population of approximately 464,000
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