Gonzales

Gonzales

[guhn-zah-lis]
Coques or Cocx, Gonzales, 1614-84, Flemish portrait painter, active in Antwerp and England. He excelled in painting diminutive portraits and family groups of the aristocracy with meticulously executed backgrounds. The elegance of his paintings won him the title "the little Van Dyck." Coques is represented in the galleries of Berlin, Dresden, Paris, London, Vienna, and Philadelphia.
Gonzales, Alberto R., 1955-, American government official, b. San Antonio, Tex. After serving in the Air Force (1973-75), he attended the Air Force Academy and graduated from Rice Univ. (B.A., 1979) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1982). He was in private practice in Texas until he was named general counsel to Texas governor George W. Bush in 1994. Texas secretary of state after 1997, he was appointed to the Texas supreme court in 1999. After Bush became president (2001), Gonzales was named White House counsel. He was criticized for helping craft U.S. policies that increased restrictions on access to government information and disregarded the Geneva Conventions, especially with respect to the use of torture in interrogating enemy prisoners. In 2005, Gonzales succeeded John Ashcroft as U.S. attorney general. In 2007 he again became a focus of controversy when his statements—some of them under oath—concerning why several federal prosecutors were dismissed and concerning whether Justice Dept. officials had objected in 2004 to a secret government surveillance program were contradicted by testimony from his subordinates and others. He was strongly criticized by both Democrats and some prominent Republicans in Congress and ultimately resigned in Sept., 2007.

See biography by B. Minutaglio (2006).

Gonzales, Pancho (Richard Alonzo Gonzales), 1928-95, American tennis player, b. Los Angeles, of Mexican parentage. After two straight wins in both the U.S. lawn and clay court singles championships (1948, 1949), he gained an international reputation in 1949 as a member of the U.S. team that won the Davis Cup competition against Australia. Gonzales, noted for his powerful service and strong court play, turned professional in 1949. After an unsuccessful national tour he went into semiretirement. Making a spectacular comeback in 1954, he remained the professional champion (except for 1960) until he retired in 1963. Returning again to competition, he reached the U.S. professional finals in 1964 and remained an active competitor throughout the 1960s.

See his autobiography, Man with a Racket (1959).

Cocx, Gonzales: see Coques, Gonzales.
Gonzales is a city in Monterey County, California, United States. The population was 7,525 at the 2000 census. Gonzales is a member of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments.

The HRM Rex Goliath wine company is based in Gonzales.

Geography

Gonzales is located at (36.508713, -121.442644).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.13%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,525 people, 1,695 households, and 1,501 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,429.4 people per square mile (2,090.2/km²). There were 1,724 housing units at an average density of 1,243.9/sq mi (478.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 34.78% White, 0.80% Black or African American, 1.41% Native American, 2.05% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 55.99% from other races, and 4.81% from two or more races. 86.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,695 households out of which 61.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.4% were non-families. 9.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.42 and the average family size was 4.61.

In the city the population was spread out with 37.8% under the age of 18, 13.1% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 12.7% from 45 to 64, and 5.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,582, and the median income for a family was $41,773. Males had a median income of $31,743 versus $27,115 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,438. About 15.0% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

Media

See also: Media in Monterey County

Local radio stations include KHIP-FM - 104.3 and KKMC-AM - 880. Television service for the community comes from the Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz designated market area (DMA). Locale newspapers include the Salinas Californian and the Monterey County Herald.

Schools

  • La Gloria Elemetary (k-4)
  • Fairview Middle School (5-8)
  • Gonzales High School(9-12)
  • Somavia Continuation School

See also

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