1. State Facts
    1. Government—all data from:

Starr, Kevin, Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the California State Home Team. "CA Home Page: Government - Your Elected Officials." The California Home Page. 6 Oct 1999. http://www.ca.gov/s/govt/offices.html (10 Oct 1999).

    1. Executives
    1. Governor Gray Davis.
    2. Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante.
    3. United States Senator Dianne Feinstein and United States Senator Barbara Boxer.
    4. Congressmen—all data from:

U.S. House of Representatives. "Members & Committees, Office of the Clerk." U.S. House of Representatives 106th Congress. 15 July 1999. http://clerkweb.house.gov/mbrcmtee/mbrcmtee.htm (10 Oct. 1999).

District Name Hometown

1 Mike Thompson St. Helena

2 Wally Herger Marysville

3 Doug Ose Sacramento

4 John T. Doolittle Rocklin

5 Robert T. Matsui Sacramento

6 Lynn C. Woolsey Petaluma

7 George Miller Martinez

8 Nancy Pelosi San Francisco

9 Barbara Lee Oakland

10 Ellen O. Tauscher Pleasanton

11 Richard W. Pombo Tracy

12 Tom Lantos San Mateo

13 Fortney Pete Stark Fremont

14 Anna G. Eshoo Atherton

15 Tom Campbell Campbell

16 Zoe Lofgren San Jose

17 Sam Farr Carmel

18 Gary A. Condit Ceres

19 George Radanovich Mariposa

20 Calvin M. Dooley Hanford

21 William M. Thomas Bakersfield

22 Lois Capps Santa Barbara

23 Elton Gallegly Simi Valley

24 Brad Sherman Sherman Oaks

25 Howard P. "Buck" McKeon Santa Clarita

26 Howard L. Berman North Hollywood

27 James E. Rogan Glendale

28 David Dreier San Dimas

29 Henry A. Waxman Los Angeles

30 Xavier Becerra Los Angeles

31 Matthew G. Martinez Monterey Park

32 Julian C. Dixon Los Angeles

33 Lucille Roybal-Allard Los Angeles

34 Grace F. Napolitano Norwalk

35 Maxine Waters Los Angeles

36 Steven T. Kuykendall Rancho Palos Verdes

    1. Juanita Millender-McDonald


38 Stephen Horn Long Beach

39 Edward R. Royce Fullerton

40 Jerry Lewis Redlands

41 Gary G. Miller Diamond Bar

42 *

43 Ken Calvert Corona

44 Mary Bono Palm Springs

45 Dana Rohrabacher Huntington Beach

46 Loretta Sanchez Garden Grove

47 Christopher Cox Newport Beach

48 Ron Packard Oceanside

49 Brian P. Bilbray San Diego

50 Bob Filner San Diego

    1. Randy "Duke" Cunningham

Del Mar

52 Duncan Hunter Alpine

*Vacancy due to the death of George E. Brown, Jr., July 15, 1999.

    1. The California State Legislature has two houses:

All info from:

Legislative Counsel of California. Official California Legislative

Information. 10 Oct 1999. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/ (10 Oct 1999).

The California State Assembly

The house of the California legislature consisting of 80 members, elected from districts apportioned on the basis of population.

Officers: Speaker Antonio R. Villaraigosa

Speaker pro Tempore Fred Keeley

Assistant Speaker pro Tempore Helen Thomson

Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson

Majority Floor Leader Kevin Shelley

Minority Floor Leader Scott Baugh

Sergeant at Arms Ronald Pane

Officer list specifically from:

Legislative Counsel Bureau. The California State Assembly. 10 Oct 1999. http://www.assembly.ca.gov. (10 Oct 1999).

The California State Senate

The upper house of the California legislature consisting of 40 members elected from districts apportioned on the basis of population, one-half of whom are elected or re-elected every two years for four-year terms.

Officers: President pro Tem John Burton (D)

Majority Leader Richard Polanco (D)

Dem Caucus Chair Jack O'Connell (D)

Majority Whip Richard Alarcón (D)

Minority Leader Ross Johnson (R)

Rep Caucus Chair James L. Brulte (R)

Minority Whip Ray Haynes (R)

Senate Rules Committee

John Burton (D), Chairman

John Lewis (R)

Joe Baca (D)

Wm. J. 'Pete' Knight (R)

Teresa Hughes (D)

Officer list specifically from:

California State Senate. 7 Oct 1999. http://www.sen.ca.gov/ (10 Oct 1999).

    1. State Records
    1. Requests
    1. Current state of my Public Record Request:
    2. Sjoberg, Kurt R. and David Madrigal "Audit Report Order Form." California State Auditor Bureau of State Audits. 7 Oct 1999. http://www.bsa.ca.gov/bsa/ord_form.html (10 Oct 1999).

      I found a form at the California State Auditor’s web page which would allow me to request a copy of a public record online. I filled out the form and hit submit, and got an error message. Knowing how forms worked, I checked the source and lucked out—there was an email address listed. So I composed the following email:

      To: kathym@bsa.ca.gov

      Subject: Record Request, form not working

      I got an error message when I submitted the Audit Report Order Form (http://www.bsa.ca.gov/bsa/ord_form.html), so I checked the source and found this email address. I'm hoping you'll get this and either get the form working, or send me the info I need. Here's my request:

      Agency/Department: California State University

      Report Title: California State University:

      Evaluation of a Contractor Dispute at

      the Fullerton Campus

      Number of Copies Needed: 1

      Report Number: 96113

      My info:

      Jason Morrison




      HWCC Box 811

      Ohio Wesleyan University

      Delaware, OH, 43015

      When I submitted the above information, I got this error message:

      Server Error

      This server has encountered an internal error which prevents it from fulfilling your request. The most likely cause is a

      misconfiguration. Please ask the administrator to look for messages in the server's error log.

      Thanks for your help.


      This is the reply I received two days later:

      Return-path: <KathyM@bsa.ca.gov>

      Delivery-receipt-to: KathyM@bsa.ca.gov

      Content-return: allowed

      Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 14:50:25 -0700

      From: KathyM@bsa.ca.gov

      Subject: RE: Record Request, form not working

      To: pjmorris@CC.OWU.EDU

      Thank you for letting us know that our form was not working. I will get

      report # 96113 in the mail to you today.

      For the full record, see Figure IIB1a.

    3. Current state of Vital Record Request:

California Department of Health Services. "How to Order Certificates." California Department of Health Services. 15 March 1999. <http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/hisp/chs/vorder.htm> (10 Oct 1999).

The above page looks like it would allow online vital record requests, but there is an HTML error which does not allow the body of the page to display. I wrote a message about the error using their Comments form, but have not received word about it.

    1. Charities--all data from:
    2. Philanthropic Research, Inc. "Charity Search." GuideStar. 1999. http://www.guidestar.org/search/ (2 Nov 1999).

      The most successful, by 1997 income ($321,104,364), was the

      Jewish Community Federation of

      SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma Counties

      121 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105.

      Please note: Guidestar’s site has been altered between the times I found the following data and the previous.

    3. Nonprofit Organizations—all data from:
    4. Philanthropic Research, Inc. "Charity Search." GuideStar. 1999. http://nonprofit.guidestar.org/search/search.cfm (10 Oct 1999).

      Please note: the following are all hospitals because the search page required a category to narrow the search with.

      City of Hope

      Duarte, CA 91010-0269

      The City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research

      Institute is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of

      cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases

      through innovative research and patient care.

      Barlow Respiratory Hospital

      Los Angeles, CA 90026

      Barlow Respiratory Hospital provides charity care to indigent

      patients and recipients of governmental subsidies. Services are

      often provided below cost. The hospital offers special health

      promotion programs, including smoking cessation. The hospital joint

      Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

      Duarte, CA 91010-0269

      The City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research

      Institute is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of

      cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases

      through innovative research and patient care.

      California College of Podiatric Medicine, Inc.

      San Francisco, CA 94115

      California College of Podiatric Medicine, Inc. offers courses leading

      to a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. Also operates a 28-bed

      licensed acute care hospital and various outpatient clinics that

      provide podiatric care to the community while providing trat

      Children's Hospital Medical Center Foundation

      Oakland, CA 94609

      From the organization's Form 990: Support of children's hospital

      medical center. An organization exempt from taxation under IRC

      section 501(c)3.

    5. Businesses—all data in sections a, b and d are from:

Disclosure Incorporated. Disclosure Global Access. 30 July 1999. http://www.disclosure.com (11 Oct 1999).

All recent article listings are from:

Reed Elseveir Inc. Lexis Nexis Academic Universe Home Page. 11 Oct 1999. http://web.lexis-nexis.com/universe (11 Oct 1999).



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a. see figure IIB5i, note 1;

b. see figure IIB5i, note 2;

    1. Recent Articles:
    2. Los Angeles Times, October 11, 1999, Monday, Home Edition, Page



      THIS WEEK; ALSO. . .

      The New York Times, October 11, 1999, Monday, Late Edition -

      Final, Section C; Page 4; Column 5; Business/Financial Desk, 295

      words, I.B.M. to Take Part in Alliance With Other Computer Giants

      To Better E-Commerce Security, Bloomberg News, ARMONK,

      N.Y., Oct. 10

    3. see figure IIB5i, note 3;






    1. see figure IIB5ii, note 1;
    2. see figure IIB5ii, note 2;
    3. Recent Articles:
    4. The San Francisco Chronicle, OCTOBER 5, 1999, TUESDAY,

      FINAL EDITION, BUSINESS;, Pg. C1, 1266 words, Pension

      Dissension; Veteran employees battle companies threatening to

      introduce new benefits plans, Arthur M. Louis, Chronicle Staff Writer

      The San Francisco Chronicle, SEPTEMBER 30, 1999, THURSDAY,

      FINAL EDITION, NEWS;, Pg. A1, 3768 words, Breaking the

      Bank; The untold story of how David Coulter lost BofA, Sam

      Zuckerman, Chronicle Staff Writer

    5. see figure IIB5ii, note 3;





    1. see figure IIB5iii, note 1;
    2. see figure IIB5iii, note 2;
    3. Recent Articles:
    4. Financial Times (London), October 11, 1999, Monday, LONDON

      EDITION 1, FT GUIDE TO THE WEEK;, Pg. 56, 1118 words,

      Nobel prize week

      New Straits Times - Computimes (Malaysia), October 11, 1999, IT

      society; Pg. 24, 78 words, HP contest winner receives prize

    5. see figure IIB5iii, note 3;





    1. see figure IIB5iv, note 1;
    2. see figure IIB5iv, note 2;
    3. Recent Articles:
    4. THE KANSAS CITY STAR, October 11, 1999 Monday,

      METROPOLITAN EDITION, Pg. F10;, 124 words, Remote patrol,

      AARON BARNHART, The Kansas City Star

      The New York Times, October 11, 1999, Monday, Late Edition -

      Final, Section E; Page 3; Column 4; The Arts/Cultural Desk, 508

      words, MUSIC REVIEW; Disney 'Millennium Symphonies', By


    5. see figure IIB5iv, note 3;





    1. see figure IIB5v, note 1;
    2. see figure IIB5v, note 2;
    3. Recent Articles:
    4. The Washington Post, September 28, 1999, Tuesday, Final Edition,

      STYLE; Pg. C01, 634 words, Zuckerman Sells Prized Magazine;

      National Journal Exec Buys Atlantic Monthly, Howard Kurtz,

      Washington Post Staff Writer

      The Washington Post, September 21, 1999, Tuesday, Final Edition,

      FINANCIAL; Pg. E03; DEALS, 843 words, Chandlers Again

      Avoiding Taxes Through a Times Mirror Maneuver, Allan Sloan

    5. see figure IIB5v, note 3;
    1. General Facts—all facts in sections 1-6 from:

Starr, Kevin, Stephen P. Teale Data Center and the California State Home Team. "History and Culture - State Insignia." The California Home Page. 29 June 1999. http://www.library.ca.gov/history/cahinsig.html (11 Oct 1999).

    1. Flag:
    2. On June 14, 1846, a small band of settlers marched on the Mexican garrison

      at Sonoma and took the commandant, Mariano Vallejo, prisoner, They issued

      a proclamation which declared California to be a Republic independent of

      Mexico. This uprising became known as the Bear Flag Revolt after the

      hastily designed flag depicting a grizzly bear and a five pointed star over a red bar and the

      words "California Republic." The grizzly bear was a symbol of great strength while the lone star made reference to the lone Star of Texas. The flag only flew until July 9, 1846

      when it was learned that Mexico and the United States were already at war. Soon after,the

      Bear Flag was replaced with the American flag. It was adopted as the State Flag by the

      State Legislature in 1911.

    3. Seal:
    4. The Constitutional Convention of 1849 adopted the Great Seal of the State of

      California. The seal was designed by Major R. S. Garnett of the United

      States Army, and proposed by Caleb Lyon, a clerk of the convention. The

      Roman goddess of wisdom, Minerva, has at her feet a grizzly bear and

      clusters of grapes representing wildlife and agricultural richness. A miner

      works near the busy Sacramento River, below the Sierra Nevada peaks. The

      Greek word "Eureka" meaning "I have found it", probably refers to the miner's discovery

      of gold. Near the upper edge of the seal are 31 stars representing the number of states with California's anticipated admission. Just as Minerva sprung full-grown from the head of

      Jupiter, California became a state on September 9, 1850, without having to go through a

      territorial stage.

    5. Tree:
    6. The California redwood was designated the official State Tree of California by

      the State Legislature in 1937. Once common throughout the Northern Hemisphere,

      redwoods are found only on the Pacific Coast. Many groves and stands of the

      towering trees are preserved in state and national parks and forests. There are

      actually two species of California redwood: the coast redwood (Sequoia

      sempervirens) and the giant sequoia (Sequoia gigantea). The coast redwoods are the

      tallest trees in the world - one reaching over 360 feet tall grows in the Humboldt

      Redwoods. One giant sequoia, the General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park, is 272 feet high and more than 36 feet in diameter and is widely considered to be the world's

      largest tree overall.

    7. Flower:
    8. California Indians cherished the poppy as both a source of food and for oil

      extracted from the plant. Its botanical name, Eschsholtzia californica, was

      given by Adelbert Von Chamisso, a naturalist and member of the Prussian

      Academy of Sciences, who dropped anchor in San Francisco in 1816 in a

      bay surrounded by hills of the golden flowers. Also sometimes known as the flame flower,

      la amapola, and copa de oro (cup of gold), the poppy grows wild throughout California. It

      became the state flower in 1903. Every year April 6 is California Poppy Day, and

      Governor Wilson proclaimed May 13-18, 1996, Poppy Week.

    9. Song—"I Love You, California", written by F.B. Silverwood.
    10. Bird—California quail (Lophortyx californica), also known as the valley quail.
    11. Famous Women
    12. From:

      University of Maryland. "75 Suffragists." Women’s Studies Database. 1 Sept 1999. http://www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies/ReadingRoom/History/Vote/75-suffragists.html (11 Oct 1999).

      MAUD YOUNGER (San Francisco, CA) Jan. 10, 1870 - June 25, 1936, inherited fortune but lived in NYC College Settlement for 5 years, took job as waitress to understand lives of working women, helped form and lead union, called "the millionaire waitress," lobbied and organized, helped win 8-hour-day labor law for California women, spoke all over California in 1911 campaign, drove a team of six horses pulling a suffrage float down San Francisco's Market Street in Labor Day Parade, organized Wage Earners Equal Suffrage League, became Alice Paul's lieutenant and chief lobbyist, headed National Woman's Party Congressional Committee which emphasized local pressure on Congressmen rather than cordial relations, compelling speaker, toured country defending suffrage hunger strikers, helped initiate and fought for Equal Rights Amendment.


      Wright, Natasha. "Women's History Encyclopedia Entry [Dian Fossey]." Encyclopedia of Women's History. Feb 1999. http://www.teleport.com/~megaines/fossey.htm (11 Oct 1999).

      Dian Fossey was born in 1932 in San Francisco. She was an American

      zoologist who became famous for her studies on Mountain gorillas in

      Africa. She was sent to Africa in 1967 by Dr. Louis Leakey, because he

      thought that the study of Mountain gorillas would help to find out more

      about human evolution. She spent the next 18 years living at the

      Karisoke Research Centre in Rwanda.


      Wright, Parker. "Women's History Encyclopedia Entry [Sally Ride]" Encyclopedia of Women's History. Feb 1999. http://www.teleport.com/~megaines/fossey.htm (11 Oct 1999).

      Sally Ride How would you like to be the first woman to go into space? Sally Ride was. She went up in space in 1983. Just think of everything now, woman are a lot more active then they were back then. If it weren't for Sally Ride now woman wouldn't be going into space .She was born in 1951 in Los Angeles. She earned a Ph.D in pysicsat Stanford Universityin 1977. Later Sally Ride became an astronaut. In 1983 Sally Ride took off on her journey into the gaaxy. She was in a space shuttle called the Challeger. A year later after her first journey she went up into space again. On both flights Sally and crew carried important experiments. In 1987 Sally Ride went back to Stanford to find a position.


      Takacs, Bill. "Gracie Allen [Biography]." Internet Movie Database. 1999. http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Allen,+Gracie (11 Oct 1999).

      Biography for Gracie Allen

      Mini biography

      She and her husband-to-be became the comedy team of Burns &

      Allen in 1922. (A daft one, she was.) They remained spouses and

      performing partners until her passing.

    13. Famous Men
    14. From:

      Dicker, Matt. "Ted Williams (II) [Biography]." Internet Movie Database. 1999. http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Williams,+Ted+(II) (11 Oct 1999).

      Biography for Ted Williams (II)

      Mini biography


      Theodore Samuel Williams was born in San Diego, California, on

      August 30, 1918. He signed a contract at the age of 18 in 1936 with

      the Boston Red Sox baseball team. He was assigned to their farm

      team in San Diego. In 1939 he made his Major League Baseball

      debut, where he set the record for most runs batted in by a rookie

      with 145. Ted Williams hit .406 in 1941, placing him with baseball's

      all-time elite. In 1942 Ted won the American League Triple Crown

      and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he would serve

      through 1945. In 1946, on his return to baseball, lead the Red Sox to the American League Pennant. The next year he won his 2nd Triple Crown. In 1957 he became the oldest player in history to win a batting crown. Ted retired as a player in 1960, amd hit a homerun in his last at bat. 6 years later he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He became the manager of the Washington Senators in 1969, and resigned three years later in 1972. He is considered by many to be the best hitter in baseball history.


      Takacs, Bill. "Gracie Allen [Biography]." Internet Movie Database. 1999. http://us.imdb.com/Bio?Blanc,+Mel (11 Oct 1999).

      Biography for Mel Blanc

      Mini biography

      Voice specialist from radio, movies and TV rarely seen by his

      widespread audience. On 40's radio, for example, his voice

      supplied the soundeffects for the comedian Jack Benny's antique Maxwell automobile's gasp-ing and wheezing and struggling to crank up.

      More widely recognized asthe voice of virtually every major

      character in the Warner Bros. cartoon pantheon, including Porky

      Pig, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety & Sylvester both, Yosemite

      Sam et al. Since Blanc's death, 'Mel Blanc Jr.' has taken up some

      of his father's mantle.


      Who 2?. "Who 2: George Lucas Profile." Who 2 Home Page. 1998. http://who2.com/georgelucas.html (11 Oct 1999).

      George Lucas is one of the most successful movie makers in history. He

      is the writer and director of American Grafitti (1973) and the creator of

      the Star Wars series of movies. As a producer, his credits include

      Raiders of the Lost Ark (and its sequels) and the animated feature The

      Land Before Time. He is also the head of LucasFilms and special

      effects studios Industrial Light & Magic. In 1992 he received the Irving

      G. Thalberg Award for Lifetime Achievement.

    15. What is Unique—all info from:
    16. Johnson, Hans. "A Brief Look at the People of California." The California Home Page. March 1995. http://library.ca.gov/california/people_1.html (17 Oct 1999).

      Today, one out of every eight United States residents is a Californian, and the

      state's population has reached approximately 32 million residents. Even with the current slowdown in California's population growth due to the recession, the state added almost 400 thousand new residents in fiscal year 1993-94. The California Department of Finance projects that by the year 2040, 63 million people will reside in California.

    17. Admitted to Union—info in 10, 11 and 12 from:
    18. Weber Publications. "California." 50states.com. 1999. http://50states.com/californ.htm (17 Oct 1999).

      September 9, 1850

    19. Population and Rank
    20. 32,268,301; 1st, 7/97

    21. Land Area

163,707 sq.mi., 3rd

    1. Physical Facts
    1. Rivers—info from:
    2. Exploration.net. MyTravelGuide.com. 2 Nov 1999. http://www.mytravelguide.com/. (2 Nov 1999).

      Sacramento (longest), San Joaquin, Feather, American, Salinas, Santa Maria, San Diego, Klamath, Pit, etc.

    3. Mountains—info from:
    4. Rowlett, Roger E. "Mount Whitney, California." America’s Roof. 1998. http://www.americasroof.com/ca.html. (2 Nov 1999).

      Mount Whitney is the highest at 14,494 feet. Others include Mount Langley and much of the Rockies.

    5. Lakes—info from:

Exploration.net. MyTravelGuide.com. 2 Nov 1999. http://www.mytravelguide.com/. (2 Nov 1999).

Lake Tahoe (largest), Lake Shasta, Salton Sea