Hanford, California

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of time during the rule of King Henry VIII (Henry VIII of England) of England. There is no admission charge and the event typically attracts 15,000 people over the two-day period. The event was cancelled in 2012 but returned in 2013. ''Hanford Sentinel'', August 3-4, 2013 thumb right 296px Kings Art Center (File:Kings Art Center 090907 1.JPG) Kings Art Center The Kings Art Center was opened in 1989 to be the premier visual arts gallery and art training center of Kings County. Gallery shows are changed approximately every four weeks. Typical shows include photography, pottery, water color, mixed media, prints, textiles and fibers. Art classes for adults and children are scheduled throughout the year. http: www.kingsartcenter.org Kings Symphony Orchestra The Kings Symphony Orchestra http: kingssymphony.org history was founded in 1963 and draws musicians from throughout the central and southern San Joaquin Valley. The orchestra generally performs four times a year with a variety of classical and "pops" repertoire. Hanford in literature William Saroyan's short story, "The Journey to Hanford" that appeared in ''My Name Is Aram'' is a comic account of two characters from Fresno (Fresno, California) — a boy and his wastrel uncle — who share a single bicycle as they travel the approximately thirty-mile route between Fresno and Hanford, taking along a sack of rice to feed them through what turns out to be a largely pointless summer. Hanford's Chinese community Chinese immigrants arrived in the late 19th century to build railroads and work on farms. They created a thriving Chinatown in Hanford in the neighborhood around China Alley. Ibid. China Alley was the site of the famous but now closed Imperial Dynasty restaurant. Hanford's Taoist Temple (Taoist Temple (Hanford, California)) (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) built in 1893 is also located there. A Moon Festival is held in China Alley in early October. In July 2011, Hanford city council commissioned a study of China Alley with the hope of revitalizing it in the future. Hanford's Black community While the black community has long played an important role in the city, the City of Hanford only began to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15, 2007 after a long battle led by the local branch of the NAACP. The City Council then recognized the day as an official holiday with a resolution honoring Dr. King, read by then Mayor Joaquin Gonzales. The most prominent African-Americans living in the community include Chris Jordan, almost 30-year veteran City of Hanford Police Captain, then elected in 2006 as the first black Sheriff of Kings County. The late civil rights activist, Wanda Williams-Hinton, turned the Black History Month celebration into an annual citywide tradition; that has since been carried on by community leader Gerry Young. ''Hanford Sentinel'', November 30, 2006 Sister city *


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Union High School in 1972 and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2005. *Dameane Douglas was a wide receiver in the National Football League who was born in Hanford. *Harlan F. Hagen lived in Hanford and served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1953 to 1967. *Jermaine Haley is a football player who was born in Hanford. *Tamara Keith, radio reporter, host and producer, was raised in Hanford. *Ariane Koizumi, actress ('' Year of the Dragon (film

) Year of the Dragon '') and model, was born in Hanford. *Bill Landis was a baseball player born, raised in, and still lives in Hanford. He played on the 1967 American League Champion Boston Red Sox. *Mark Lee (Mark Lee (football player)) was a cornerback in the National Football League who was born in Hanford. *Slim Pickens, rodeo cowboy and actor, grew up in Hanford. *Pauline Lord, actress, was born in Hanford. *Richard C. Miller, famous photographer, was a native of Hanford. *Lorenzo Neal, a 3-time Pro Bowl fullback in the NFL, was born in Hanford. *Scott Parker (Scott Parker (ice hockey)), one of the few California-born hockey players to play in the NHL. *Sean Parnell, Governor of Alaska since 2009, was born in Hanford. *Steve Perry (Steve Perry (musician)) is a rock singer with the band Journey (Journey (band)) who was born in Hanford. *J.G. Quintel, creator of ''Regular Show'', was born in Hanford and went to Hanford High School. *James Rainwater, physicist and co-winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physics, lived in Hanford as a child and graduated from Hanford High School (Hanford Joint Union High School District). *Matt Shively, actor on ''True Jackson, VP'', was born and grew up in Hanford. *Bill Simas, pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, was born in Hanford. *David Valadao, elected to the U.S House of Representatives in 2012, was born and raised in Hanford. *Andy Vidak, State Senator (California State Senate) from the 16th district (California's 16th State Senate district), currently lives in Hanford. *Jan-Michael Vincent, actor, moved to Hanford with his family as a teenager, and graduated from Hanford High School (Hanford Joint Union High School District). *Cornelius Warmerdam, longtime pole vault world record holder, grew up in Hanford. *Darrell Winfield is an actor who played the Marlboro man and was born in Hanford. *Delbert Wong (1920–2006), first judge of Chinese-American descent in the continental United States, was born in Hanford, CA. Notes


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Hanford , California high_school Dominguez (Dominguez High School) Early life and high school career Chandler was born to a single mother. He and his two brothers, Terrell and Tervon, grew up in their family's farm in Hanford, California, just south of Fresno, California. Chandler began playing basketball at three years old on a basket Chandler's grandfather, Cleotis, fixed on a tree. Chandler grew up doing farm work such as milking cows, slopping pigs, and cultivating crops. At nine years old Chandler and his mother moved to San Bernadino, California; he was already nearly six feet tall. As a child Chandler was teased because of his height; children on his school basketball team joked that he was older than he really was, and that he had been left back several times in school. http: www.jockbio.com Bios T_Chandler T_Chandler_bio.html * Gilroy (Gilroy, California) * Hanford (Hanford, California) and nearby Lemoore (Lemoore, California) in Kings County, California * Hollister (Hollister, California) Early life Vincent was born 25 Jul 1944 in Denver (Denver, Colorado), Colorado, to Doris and Lloyd Vincent. His family moved to Hanford, California, when Jan-Michael was in his teens. Vincent attended Ventura College in Southern California. The largest cities (over 50,000 population) in the region are Fresno (Fresno, California), Modesto (Modesto, California), Visalia (Visalia, California), Salinas (Salinas, California), Merced (Merced, California), Turlock (Turlock, California), Madera (Madera, California), Hanford (Hanford, California), and Porterville. The '''Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno''' is a particular church of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the western region (XI) of the United States, in the State of California. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Geographically, the diocese consists of


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Register of Historic Places ) built in 1893 is also located there. A Moon Festival is held in China Alley in early October. In July 2011, Hanford city council commissioned a study of China Alley with the hope of revitalizing it in the future. Hanford's Black community While the black community has long played an important role in the city, the City of Hanford only began to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 15, 2007 after a long battle led by the local branch of the NAACP. The City Council then recognized the day as an official holiday with a resolution honoring Dr. King, read by then Mayor Joaquin Gonzales. The most prominent African-Americans living in the community include Chris Jordan, almost 30-year veteran City of Hanford Police Captain, then elected in 2006 as the first black Sheriff of Kings County. The late civil rights activist, Wanda Williams-Hinton, turned the Black History Month celebration into an annual citywide tradition; that has since been carried on by community leader Gerry Young. ''Hanford Sentinel'', November 30, 2006 Sister city *


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work National Weather Service Forecast Office accessdate 2011-11-13 The only significant military base in the region is Naval Air Station Lemoore, a vast air base located


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Dynasty restaurant in Hanford, California. '''Kings County''' is a county (County (US)) located in the Central Valley (California Central Valley) of the U.S. state of California. It is located in a rich

at the former Imperial Dynasty restaurant in Hanford, California. Biography Rainwater was born on December 9, 1917 in Council, Idaho, but later moved to Hanford, California, after the death of his father


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County Courthouse (Hanford, California) Kings County Courthouse was erected after Kings County was formed; it opened in 1896. Constructed in an eclectic mix of styles in a park in the center of Hanford, it was expanded in 1914. The building served as the county's courthouse until 1976 when it was replaced by the new Kings County Government Center on West Lacey Boulevard. The old courthouse was remodeled in the early 1980s and now houses offices, small shops and restaurants. McDevitt, Ray


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Armona . http: www.hjuhsd.k12.ca.us news growthnews.htm The Hanford Joint Union High School District provides public secondary education. It operates Hanford Union High School, Hanford West High School, Sierra Pacific High School as well as Earl F. Johnson High School, which is a continuation high school. The District also operates the Hanford Adult School. A new state of art comprehensive full-service high school, called Sierra

Hanford, California

'''Hanford''' is an important commercial and cultural center in the south central San Joaquin Valley and is the county seat of Kings County, California. It is the principal city of the Hanford-Corcoran metropolitan area (MSA Code 25260), which encompasses all of Kings County, including the cities of Hanford and Corcoran (Corcoran, California). The ZIP Code is 93230 (93232 for post office boxes). The city of Hanford is surrounded by communities that do not fall within the city limits but use the same zip code. These communities include Grangeville (Grangeville, California), Hardwick (Hardwick, California) and Home Garden (Home Garden, California).

The population was 53,967 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The California Department of Finance estimated that the city's population was 55,283 as of January 1, 2014. California Department of Finance Report E-1: City CountyState Population Estimates with Annual Percent Change January 1, 2013 and 2014

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