Hanford, California

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eclectic mix

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


black community

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 *


long battle

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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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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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


association covering

(Route 2 (Legislative Route 2 (California pre-1964)), now U.S. 101 (U.S. Route 101 in California)) near San Lucas (San Lucas, California), and assigned it the '''Route 10''' designation. The third bond issue, passed in 1919, included a further extension east from Visalia to Sequoia National Park. Howe & Peters, Engineers' Report to California State Automobile Association Covering the Work of the California


malayan union

Malaysia's largest political party, was founded, originally to oppose the constitutional framework of the Malayan Union. The National Weather Service Forecast Office for the San Joaquin Valley is located in Hanford (Hanford, California) and includes a Doppler weather radar. Weather forecasts and climatological information for the San Joaquin Valley are available from its official website.


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url http: clarkcenter.culturalnews.net princess.html title Imperial princess doing research in California accessdate 2008-08-19 work Cultural News publisher date 2008-08 On January 2010, Akiko passed the final examination toward a D.Phil. at the Oxford University, and became the second member of Japanese imperial household to achieve a doctorate after Fumihito, Prince Akishino who earned a Ph.D. in Ornithology from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies


playing basketball

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

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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