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Merced County, CA

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  • Sheriff's office Our mission is to provide responsive, professional, and caring law enforcement services to all the people of Merced County.

Transportation

  • Los Banos Commuter Services The Commuter Services Office serves Los Banos area residents with assistance from Merced County Association of Governments through a Congestion Mitigation an Air Quality grant.
  • Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System YARTS - a completely voluntary service for those who choose to leave their cars parked in communities outside the Park and enjoy the journey along the way, seeing more of Yosemite than one can see from behind the wheel.

Entertainment

  • Castle Challenger Learning Center Located at the former Castle Air Force Base in Atwater, California, the Challenger Learning Center (CLC) incorporates the thrill and adventure of space flight with the "down to earth" fundamentals of math and science.
  • Merced County Arts Council, Inc. Incorporated in 1978, The Merced County Arts Council serves to provide the synergy of education, place and voice to inspire and nurture the arts with particular emphasis towards ARTREE, an award winning artists in schools and communities program.
  • Merced Courthouse Museum Our museum houses 8500 square feet of exhibits, both permanent and rotating, which depict the history of Merced County as well as the settlers of the Great Central Valley. We are located in the county's three-story courthouse built in 1875, one of the oldest historical buildings in California.
  • Yosemite National Park From pristine Yosemite Valley and the Giant Sequoias to the spectacular panoramas and mountain vistas at Glacier Point or Tuolumne Meadows, or the historical communities that surround the park; the Yosemite experience is alive with natural beauty and a strong sense of American history.
Stanislaus County, CA

Hospitals

  • Del Puerto Health Center
  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
  • Emanuel Medical Center Emanuel Medical Center offers high quality medical care to the people of Turlock and surrounding communities.
  • Medi-Flight of Northern California Air Methods Corporation's mission is to provide safe, professional air medical transportation services, products, and systems with the highest level of quality and integrity. We are dedicated to providing excellent service to our customers, a fulfilling work environment for our staff, responsible membership in the medical aviation community, and a reasonable return on capital to ensure long-term economic viability and healthy growth.
  • Modesto Memorial Medical Center Memorial Medical Center exists to maintain and improve the health status of the citizens of greater Stanislaus County and provides a full range of care, including diagnostic, emergency, surgery, acute medical, home health and outpatient services.
  • Modesto Doctors Medical Center Our dedicated physicians and caregivers provide a wide array of quality services, including an acclaimed cardiac care program, women and children's services, orthopedics and oncology. We also offer emergency and trauma services.
  • Oak Valley District Hospital Oak Valley Hospital District is commited to providing our communities with quality healthcare services with compassion, pride and excellence.

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Transportation

  • Amtrak
  • Ceres Area Transit City of Ceres Fixed Route Service, "CAT" is designed to take passengers to residential and commercial areas within the City of Ceres.
  • Modesto City-County Airport Offers service through Sky West. Two corporate executive airports are also available, which provide connector flights to major metropolitan areas. With Sacramento, Oakland and San Francisco International Airport less than 90 minutes away, air travel is accessible and convenient from Stanislaus County.
  • National Bus Service - Greyhound Bus Lines Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,600 destinations with 18,000 daily departures across the country.
  • Stanislaus Regional Transit
  • Union Pacific Railroads Is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across two-thirds of the United States. Serve many Stanislaus County locations

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Entertainment

  • Central California Art Association & Mistlin Gallery
  • Central West Ballet
  • Cowboy Museum The Center depicts where the cowboys and cowgirls came from, where they are now, and where we are taking them in the future. It also shows the evolution of rodeo from a ranch pastime to a modern high-skill professional sport. Interactive exhibits are designed to engage the visitor in a wide variety of hands on activities and afford a unique and highly educational experience.
  • Dixieland Jazz Society Musical concerts for all tastes
  • Great Valley Museum of Natural History Exhibits focus on the flora, fauna and natural history of the Central Valley. Also features an interactive Discovery Room for children, and a native plant garden. Tours and educational programs available.
  • McHenry Museum Today the museum features both permanent and traveling exhibits showcasing the Central Valley area's pioneering past.
  • State Theatre This is Modesto's performing arts theater.
  • The Modesto Symphony Orchestra
  • Townsend Opera Players Present several full opera productions, a Broadway musical classic, the Messiah, a New Year's Eve concert and a ""Great Opera Choruses"" production each year.
Santa Cruz County, CA

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Santa Cruz Community

Education

  • Cabrillo College provides an accessible and effective learning environment, which aids students in their pursuit of transfer, career preparation, personal fulfillment, job advancement, and retraining goals
  • Santa Cruz County Office of Education is a public agency whose purpose is to provide educational leadership, resources and services to schools to ensure quality educational opportunities for all students
  • Santa Cruz Kids Family friendly site featuring schools, kids activities, entertainment, recreation, summer camps, parenting resources, daycare facilities
  • UC Santa Cruz University of California

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Monterey County, CA

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San Benito County, CA

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Hospitals

  • Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital The San Benito Healthcare District is committed to fulfilling community driven health and wellness needs, in partnership with physicians and other healthcare providers, by offering a compassionate, state of the art healthcare system.
  • Saint Louise Regional Hospital Providing excellent care with gentleness and kindness
  • San Benito County Public Health Services The mission of San Benito County Public Health Services is to protect and promote the health, safety and environment of the people by preventing and controlling disease, environmental hazards, injury and disability, and by educating and promoting healthy lifestyles.

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Santa Clara County, CA

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Law Enforcement

  • Santa Clara Police Department The Police Department provides law enforcement and policing services to the City of Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Sheriff The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to the preservation of public safety by providing innovative and progressive service in partnership with the community
  • Santa Clara District Attorney's Office District Attorney's Office making every effort to achieve the lowest crime rate reasonably possible while emphasizing the prosecution of violent crime
  • Santa Clara County Fire Department The Santa Clara County Fire Department exists to protect the lives, property, and environment within the communities served from fires, disasters, and emergency incidents through education, prevention, and emergency response
  • Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services The Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services is responsible for coordinating organized planning efforts with County departments, local cities and special districts to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters

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