David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American filmmaker and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch (1969). He was known for the innovative and explicit depiction of action and violence, as well as his revisionist approach to the Western genre. Peckinpah's films generally deal with the conflict between values and ideals, and the corruption of violence in human society.
Phil Austin (often credited as Philip; born April 6, 1941) is a comedian and writer. He was born in Denver, Colorado and later grew up in Fresno, California, attending Fresno High School. He attended Bowdoin College and UCLA, joining the staff of KPFK radio in Los Angeles in the late 1960s. Austin is best known for his work as part of The Firesign Theatre (of which he is the only constant member), where he plays the group's best-known creation, Nick Danger.
Cruz Miguel Bustamante (born January 4, 1953) is an American politician. He was the 45th Lieutenant Governor of California, a former Speaker of the State Assembly and a member of the Democratic Party. He served with Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger and was succeeded by John Garamendi on January 8, 2007.
Daryle Pat Lamonica is a former American collegiate and professional football quarterback who played in the American Football League, and later in the NFL. Lamonica lettered in four sports and was an All-State Quarterback at Clovis High School in Clovis, California. Clovis High School renamed its football stadium Lamonica Stadium in 1970. After high school, he turned down a professional baseball contract with the Chicago Cubs.
Thomas R. "Tom" Flores (born March 21, 1937 in Fresno, California) is a retired American collegiate and professional football quarterback and former professional coach. Flores and Mike Ditka are the only two people in the NFL history to win Super Bowls as a player, as an assistant coach, and as a head coach. Flores was also the first Hispanic head coach in league history. Flores is currently a radio announcer.
James Porteous (1848-1922) was the Scottish-American inventor of the Fresno Scraper. James Porteous was born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. His father, William Porteous, had been a wheelwright and blacksmith who built and repaired carriages, wagons and farm equipment. After learning his basic skills, James Porteous emigrated to the United States in 1873, at the age of 25, and settled in Santa Barbara, California.
Kerkor "Kirk" Kerkorian (born June 6, 1917) is the Armenian-American president/CEO of Tracinda Corporation, his private holding company based in Beverly Hills, California. Kerkorian is known as one of the important figures in shaping the city of Las Vegas, Nevada and, with architect Martin Stern, Jr. the "father of the megaresort. " Kerkorian splits his time between his residences in Beverly Hills, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ubuntu may refer to: Ubuntu (operating system), a popular Debian-based Linux distribution named after the philosophy of Ubuntu. Ubuntu (philosophy), an ethical concept of African origin emphasizing community, sharing and generosity Ubuntu Cola, a beverage Ubuntu Local Municipality, Northern Cape, South Africa Ubuntu Goode, a character in the series The Goode Family
Distal muscular dystrophy (or distal myopathy) is a group of disorders characterized by onset in the hands or feet. Many types involve dysferlin, but it has been suggested that not all cases do. Types include: DYSF is also associated with Limb-Girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B.