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San Benito County, CA

City Sites

San Benito County
San Benito County Chamber of Commerce
Hollister
San Juan Bautista


Parks

State of California Parks & Recreation Dept - San Juan Bautista SHP
County Historical Park The County Historical Park is located on Airline Highway, near Bolado Park. Although still a work in progress, the park currently has a number of historic homes on the site to tour. There are 33 picnic areas available on a first-come-first-served basis for individual sites.
Hollister Parks
Pinnacles National Monument - National Park Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcano. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and talus passages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate movement.
San Justo Reservoir
San Benito County Parks


Law Enforcement

California State Sheriffs' Association
San Benito County Administrative Office Mission: To provide effective leadership, management, and coordination of County services and employees to realize the goals of the organization, fulfill State mandates, and carry out the vision of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors.
San Benito County Fire Council The purpose of the San Benito Fire Council is to provide education, implement and fund projects in accordance with the National and California Fire Plans, mobilize citizens and agencies to reduce costs and losses from wildfires, exchange information and foster fire prevention, fire safety, and overall public health and safety within the County of San Benito.
San Benito County Marshal Office The San Benito County Marshal's Office is a highly professional, State-certified law enforcement agency that is committed to serving the judiciary and public competently, efficiently, ethically, and courteously.
San Benito County Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator The mission of this office is to effectively and efficiently perform the duties and responsibilities of each function in accordance with legal requirements and high standards of customer service.
Superior Court of California County of San Benito County


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.


Transportation

AMTRAK
Greyhound National Bus Services
San Benito County Express Provides shuttle bus service between Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Salinas, and South Santa Clara County, as well as Dial-A-Ride service, and Rideshare matching.
Christensen Ranch Airport
Frazier Lake Airpark
Hollister Municipal Airport Hollister Municipal Airport serves Hollister and San Benito County and is owned by the City Of Hollister.
Pinnacles Ranch Airport


Newspapers

Hollister Free Lance Local newspaper serving San Benito County since 1873. Published Tuesday-Saturdays mornings
The Pinnacle
Topix.net San Benito County News


Library

California State Library
SJB City/Carl Luck Memorial Library
San Benito County Free Library The San Benito County Free Library, in order to perform its vital role in the community, provides materials and services to help county residents obtain information, meeting their personal, educational, professional and recreational needs and enrich their lives with an appreciation for cultural diversity


Entertainment

El Teatro Campesino San Juan Bautista - creating a theater that reflects the Chicano experience. Founded by Luis Valdez.
Fremont Peak Observatory
Galeria Tonantzin is a gallery of women's contemporary art
Juan Bautista de Anza Historical Trail
San Benito County Historical Society History of San Benito County
San Benito County Fair Located 7 miles south of Hollister, San Benito County Fairgrounds is a wonderful setting for weddings, company or family picnics, dinner/dances, conferences, etc. for groups of all sizes.
San Benito Wine County Wineries in San Benito County
The Old Mission San Juan Bautista
Wapple House Museum The Historical Society's collection of artifacts is currently housed in the Wapple family home. McKenzie and Wolf Architects of San Jose designed this Prairie Style home for George Wapple, a pharmacist and a prominent citizen of the county. The home was completed in 1909 at a cost of $5888; this fee did not include fencing or fixtures. The Historical Society holds a long-term lease with the county, owners of this important historic structure.


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Monterey County, CA

City Sites

Monterey County
Big Sur
Carmel
Carmel by the Sea
Carmel Valley
Gonzales
Greenfield
Marina
Monterey
Moss Landing
Pacific Grove
Salinas
Seaside


Hospitals

Carmel Community Hospital
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Hospice Support Services
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Hospice of the Central Coast
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Laboratory ~ Ryan Ranch Satellite Lab
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula - Patient Business Services
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula Foundation - Development Office
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula-Outpatient Surgery Center
Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula-Women's HeartAdvantage
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula - Comprehensive Cancer Center
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula - Hospice Support Services
Monterey
Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care medical center owned and operated by Monterey County
Salinas Surgery Center
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Specialized facilities and programs include the Regional Heart Program, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Sleep Disorders Center, an Emergency Department and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


Newspapers

Carmel Communications
Monterey County Herald
Soledad Bee
The Hearst Corporation
Carmel Pine Cone local news, arts, and opinion.
Monterey County Weekly The mission of the Monterey County Weekly is to inspire independent thinking and conscious action, etc.
The Californian Salinas Valley news, weather, sports, and information.
The Herald


Parks

Andrew Molera State Park
State of California Parks & Recreation Dept - Monterey SHP
Elkhorn Slough This ecological treasure at the center of the Monterey Bay coastline provides habitat for plants and animals, including more than 340 species of birds, and is a major fish nursery for the region
George Washington Park Most of the park is natural forest land that offers important wildlife habitat
Lake San Antonio
Limekiln State Park The park features breathtaking views of the Big Sur Coast, the beauty of the redwoods, the rugged coast and the cultural history of limekilns
Locke-Paddon Community Park
Mission Trails Regional Park
Molera State Park is a mostly wide open, wind-swept canvas where the Big Sur River runs wild to the sea
Monterey County Parks
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park The park is 1,006 acres of old growth redwoods, magnificent mountain views, granite river gorge, condors and rich history
Pinnacles National Monument Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of central California's Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcano
Point Lobos State Reserve
Salinas River State Beach


Law Enforcement

District Attorney's Office represents the People of the State of California in all criminal prosecutions in Monterey County
Monterey County Administrative Office
Monterey County Office of Emergency Services The mission of the Office Of Emergency Services is to develop and maintain a state of readiness in preparation for the potential occurence of any natural, technological, or human confclict related emergency that could adversely impact any segment of Monterey County
Monterey County Sheriff's Department Department's mission is the protection of life and property of citizens in Monterey County and the operation of the County Jail.
Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector


Transportation

Monterey Peninsula Airport providing full airline service for the California Central Coast, the Monterey Peninsula Airport.
Monterey-Salinas Transit serves a 275 square-mile area of Monterey County and Southern Santa Cruz County. MST's 33 routes serve an estimated 352,000 population based upon the area within 3/4 mile of established routes within the county
Transportation Agency for Monterey County


Library

Harrison Memorial Library
Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, CA. Peruse rare books by Miller, an online bookstore, an art gallery, interactive forums and more.
Monterey County Free Libraries
Pacific Grove Public Library
Salinas Public Library


Entertainment

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a Federally protected marine area offshore of California's central coast
Monterey County Youth Museum explore and touch everything with hands-on exhibits.
Monterey Museum of Art permanent collection of American photography, early California painting, Asian art and international folk art.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Pacific Repertory Theatre non-profit company presenting original, classic, contemporary, and children's plays, improvisation, and poetry.
Point Pinos Lighthouse The Oldest Continuously Operating Lighthouse on the West Coast
Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation organization to preserve and provide access to Jeffers' house, a National Historic Site.
The Western Stage providing programs that educate and enrich the lives of the people of the Central Coast of California.


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Santa Clara County, CA

City Sites

Almaden Valley
Santa Clara County
Campbell
Cupertino
Gilroy
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Milpitas
Monte Sereno
Morgan Hill
Mountain View
Palo Alto
Santa Clara
San Jose
Saratoga
Sunnyvale


Hospitals

Crestwood Behavioral Health Inc
DaVita Cornerhouse Dialysis Center
Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network
El Camino Surgery Center
Emcare
Good Samaritan Hospital, L.P.
Healthsouth Forest Surgery Ctr
Idylwood Care Center
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Kaiser Permanente Health Care
Kindred Healthcare Operating Inc
Medelex Inc
Mission Oaks Hospital
O'Connor Hospital
Palo Alto Nursing Ctr
Parenting & Breast Feeding Services
Plastic Surgery Center
Progressive Sub-Acute Care, Inc
Regional Medical Ctr-San Jose
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford Stroke Center
Sub-Acute Saratoga Hospital
Sutter Health
Tenet Healthsystem Medical, Inc
The Leland Stanford Junior University
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
Waverley Surgery Ctr
Catholic Healthcare West
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Santa Clara Valley Medical Center provides superior inpatient and outpatient care. The 524-bed hospital is recognized as providing a range of sophisticated specialty services
Good Samaritan Hospital Through leadership in research and adopting the latest technological and clinical practices, Good Samaritan Hospital offers excellent medical care for the high-tech region of Silicon Valley
Kaiser Permanente
Regional Medical Center of San Jose Regional Medical Center of San Jose has served the health care needs of the people of east San Jose
Mayview Hospital MayView Community Health Clinic is a local non-profit organization devoted to providing essential primary health care services to low-income families and individuals who live and work in the northern part of Santa Clara County and the Southern-most part of San Mateo County
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital LPCH is a world-class, non-profit hospital devoted entirely to the care of babies, children, adolescents and expectant mothers


Newspapers

Almaden Times
Calitoday Newspaper
Campbell Express
Christian Music Today
Hearst Communication Inc
Mc Clatchy Newspapers, Inc
Metro Newspapers
Milpitas Post Newspaper
Morgan Hill Times
Nikkei America Holdings, Inc
Silicone Valley Community News
Thoibao
Vietnam Daily News
Wall Street Journal
Almanac your source for local news about Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside
Los Altos Town Crier Weekly community newspaper serving Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Mountain View with online news, classifieds, and local stock index.
MetroActive News, arts and entertainment around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mountain View Voice online edition of the Mountain View Voice
Palo Alto Daily News
Palo Alto Weekly
The Mercury News
The Willow Glen Resident


Parks

Coyote-Hellyer Park
Emma Prusch Farm Park
Foothills Park
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Henry W Coe State Park
Open Space Authority
Santa Clara County
Santa Clara County Model Aircraft Skypark
Santa Clara County Parks
Raging Waters With over 23-acres of slides and attractions, at Raging Waters there's more than enough excitement to satisfy thrill seekers of all ages
Saratoga Parks
Calero County Park Two distinct areas define this park: the reservoir, which offers a host of water-oriented recreational activities, and the adjoining "back country" which reveals to the visitor California Oak woodland, chapparal riparian plant communities and associated wildlife habitats
Chitactac-Adams County Park The park features the beautiful Uvas Creek and a wealth of cultural artifacts including bedrock mortars and petroglyphs left by the Ohlone Indians
Joseph D. Grant County Park This 9,553 acre park includes some of the County''s finest open space resources, as well as rich environmental, cultural and recreational assets
Sanborn-Skyline County Park


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


Transportation

Bay Area Transit Information 511 Transit brings together route, schedule and fare information for all transit services in the Bay Area
Cal Train - information on rail service from San Francisco to Gilroy
Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) - commuter rail service information for Stockton to San Jose
Amtrak's Capitol Corridor - information on Amtrak's service from Sacramento to San Jose
Dumbarton Express - express bus service form the east bay to the peninsula
Highway 17 Express Service - express bus service linking Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley
Palo Alto Free Shuttle
San Jose International Airport Located two miles north of downtown San Jose, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is a completely self-supporting enterprise, owned and operated by the City of San Jose
Santa Clara County Bikeways Map
Santa Clara Transportation Authority


Library

Santa Clara County Library
The Palo Alto City Library The Library's mission is to enable people to explore library resources in order to enrich their lives with knowledge, information, and enjoyment
San Jose State University Library and the San Jose Public Library system The collaboration of SJLibrary.org is unique in the United States. It reflects the best of cooperative efforts between a major city library system and a major university library - a collaboration supported by Silicon Valley's innovators and leaders
Santa Clara City Library
Cupertino Library
Gilroy Library
Los Altos Library
Milpitas Library
Morgan Hill Library
Saratoga Library
Campbell Library


Entertainment

California's Great America
Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley
San Jose Convention Center
Shoreline Amphitheater The Pollstar Concert Industry Awards named Shoreline Amphitheatre the Best Large Outdoor Amphitheatre in the United States
Triton Museum of Art
Japanese American Museum of San Jose The Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj) preserves and disseminates the culture and history of Japanese Americans, with a special focus on the Santa Clara Valley
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose The purpose of Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose is to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery
The Fillmore
Lace Museum
Mexican Heritage Corporation The mission of the Mexican Heritage Plaza of San Jose is to affirm, celebrate and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Mexican community and showcase multicultural arts within the region
Museum of American Heritage Combine elements of history, technology and design to illustrate the evolution of technology, how and why it has influenced society from inception to the current time, and a glimpse of future expectations
West Valley Light Opera
Opera San Jose Opera San Jose is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States
American Musical Theatre of San Jose Since 1935, American Musical Theatre of San Jose has offered professional musical theatre of the highest caliber
Theatre On San Pedro Square
SAP Center
San Jose Museum of Art
The Tech Museum
Winchester Mystery House


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Fresno County, CA

City Sites

Clovis
Coalinga
Firebaugh
Fowler
Fresno
Fresno County
Kerman
Kingsburg
Mendota
Parlier
Reedley
San Joaquin
Sanger
Selma


Law Enforcement

Fresno County Fire Protection District
Sheriff
Superior Court will serve the community and enhance public trust and confidence in the administration of justice by the impartial and timely resolution of disputes, ensuring compliance with court directives, and by fostering a vital court-community relationship


Hospitals

Advanced Medical Imaging is one of the Central Valley's premier outpatient imaging centers, offering a full array of imaging services
Coalinga State Hospital California's newest state mental health hospital
Community Medical Centers Proud partner with one of the nation's top medical schools through the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program


Library

American Library Association
California History and Genealogy Room Fresno County Library
Fresno County Public Library
Hiebert Library Fresno Pacific
Internet Public Library the first public library of and for the Internet community
LibDex Index to 17,660 Libraries


Newspapers

Business Journal
Fresno Bee
Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Chronicle


Transportation

Amtrak Intercity rail service
Fresno Area Express offers 18 fixed-route bus lines and Handy Ride Para transit Service, all designed to help you get wherever you need to go!
Fresno Area Sky Train
Fresno County Rural Transit Agency
Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Greyhound Lines Intercity bus service
Round Up offers service throughout the metropolitan area, providing rides for older and disabled residents of Clovis who need to travel in Clovis, Fresno and nearby areas
Stageline serves the Clovis area. Pperates along fixed routes with regularly scheduled stops


Parks

Boyden Cavern lies beneath the massive 2,000 foot high marble walls of the famous Kings Gates. It is a magnificent cavern with many varieties of natural speleothems, including rare "shield" formations
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fresno County - Golf
Fresno County - Lakes & Rivers
Fresno County - National Parks & Forests
Giant Sequoia National Monument
Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park is a region of giant canyons with towering rock walls, countless lakes, waterfalls and mountain meadows
Sierra National Forest is located on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada between Yosemite and Kings Canyon national parks. Elevations soar from 1,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet
Yosemite National Park one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more


Entertainment

Fresno Art Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits to the public tangible objects valuable to art and history
Fresno County - Concert & Event Venues For further information on upcoming performances, visit the venue's website
Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra provides high-quality classical music and music education programs to audiences and school children throughout the Central Valley
The Big Fresno Fair


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Santa Cruz County, CA

City Sites

Santa Cruz County
Aptos
Boulder Creek
Ben Lomond
Capitola
Felton
Santa Cruz
Watsonville


Hospitals

Bay Eye Medical Group
Outpatient Laboratory Services at Watsonville Community Hospital
Sutter Health
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center
Dominican Hospital has a medical staff of about 400 physicians, and is a dual-campus network of quality-focused comprehensive care serving the health care needs of the Monterey Bay region
Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency exists to protect and improve the health of the people in Santa Cruz County. The Agency provides programs in Environmental Health, Public Health, Medical Care, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and Mental Health
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz specialty hospital for medical, surgical, and perinatal patients
Watsonville Community Hospital provides quality health care services to Watsonville and surrounding communities in the tri-county area along California's Central Coast


Newspapers

Great Exchange
Mercury News
Moutain Network News
Santa Cruz Record
Scotts Valley Banner-Valley Press
Good Times 30 Years As Santa Cruz County's News and Entertainment Weekly
Metro Santa Cruz
Press Banner Serving the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Velley since 1960
Santa Cruz Sentinel Local, state and national news, plus sports, business, politics, lifestyle and entertainment guides.
Santa Cruz Weekly Welcome to the Santa Cruz Weekly, the publication residents of and visitors to Santa Cruz County read each week for insightful writing about news, culture and events in and around Santa Cruz County.


Parks

Boulder Creek Recreation & Park District
Pinto Lake Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is California's oldest State Park, established in 1902. Home to the largest continuous stand of ancient coast redwoods south of San Francisco, the park consists of over 18,000 acres of old growth and recovering redwood forest, with mixed conifer, oaks, chaparral, and riparian habitats
Delaveaga Golfing
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation
Santa Cruz Surfing


Santa Cruz Community

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce


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


Law Enforcement

County Administrative Office is responsible for the preparation and supervision of the County's budget, legislative analysis, contract and grant administration, intergovernmental relations, supervision of non-elected department heads, and oversight of all departmental functions
District Attorney's Office is dedicated to enhancing the safety of all residents of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County Fire Departments
Sheriff-Coroner's Office ''Our mission is to be united with local communities to make Santa Cruz County a place where all people can live safely and without fear''
Superior Court of California, Santa Cruz


Transportation

Amtrak California
Santa Cruz Metro mass transit system for Santa Cruz County in California
Watsonville Municipal Airport (WVI) is located in Watsonville California on the Central Coast near Santa Cruz, Salinas, Monterey, and Carmel
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission


Library

Santa Cruz Public Libraries is a city-county library system with libraries throughout the County of Santa Cruz, California
UCSC Library
Watsonville Public Library provides a variety of information, materials and services in a welcoming place where people gather, learn, and celebrate our multi-cultural community


Entertainment

Capitola By The Sea Guide To Capitola, California
Capitola Historical Museum offers a collection of photographs and artifacts related to Capitola's history; as well as quarterly exhibits on the history and art of the area
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Museum of Art and History is all about visual culture and open all year long with four galleries on three floors with exhibits, family activities, tours, education programs, Historical archives, film series and lectures
Nickelodeon and Del Mar Movie Theaters
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz Baroque Festival Baroque music opens the world of historic sound, and can lead both musician and audience on countless voyages of musical discovery
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is oldest amusement park PLUS a State Historic Landmark
Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council
Santa Cruz County Actors' Theatre
Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center supports and encourages the arts through education, exhibition and cultural activities, reflecting the unique and diverse environment of the mountain communities
Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
Santa Cruz Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California
Santa Cruz Wharf is the perfect setting for enjoying events while taking in the ocean view
Seymour Marine Discovery Center is part of the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory, a research and education facility of the University of California
Shakespeare Santa Cruz


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Merced County, CA

City Sites

Merced County
Atwater
Gustine
Livingston
Los Banos
Merced


Hospitals

Mercy Medical Center
Mercy-UC Davis Cancer Center
University Surgery Ctr
Memorial Hospital Los Banos strives to provide high quality, compassionate care to each patient, while exercising prudent fiscal responsibility.
Mercy Medical Center Merced Offering comprehensive medical services for people of all ages, Mercy is a full-service health system accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation and Healthcare Organizations. With over 1,200 employees, our facility is one of the largest employers in Merced.


Newspapers

Mattos Newspaper Inc
Mc Clatchy Newspapers, Inc
Merced Sun-Star
Los Banos Enterprise


Law Enforcement

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


Library

Merced County Library


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.


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San Joaquin County, CA

City Sites

San Joaquin County
Escalon
Lathrop
Lodi
Manteca
Mountain House
Ripon
Stockton
Tracy


Hospitals

Ambulatory Surgery Center Of Stockton
Behavioral Health Dept
Catholic Healthcare West
Chateau Convalescent Hospital
Dameron Hospital
Doctors Hospital of Manteca
Interim Healthcare
Lodi Memorial Hospital
Manteca Medical Center
Meadowood Health & Reabilitation Center
Neonatal Intensive Care
San Joaquin General Hospital
Sri Surgical Express
Sutter Health
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Mental Health Services is committed to providing excellent services to help you regain control of your life.
Public Health Division goals are to prevent preventable diseases, premature deaths and disability, and promote optimal physical, emotional and social well being.
San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency continually strives for excellence in prehospital patient care by providing system coordination through strong leadership, communication and resource management.
San Joaquin Community Hospital
San Joaquin General Hospital Division is dedicated to a philosophy of excellence in providing health services, education and professional training in an integrated system that values quality in life, family interaction, and respect for both clients and employees. The Agency is committed to the delivery of community-oriented, culturally sensitive, and affordable health care throughout San Joaquin County.


Newspapers

Raymus Development & Sales Inc
Ropers Sports News
Escalon Times "Local News"
Lodi News
Manteca Bulletin
RecordNET "The Record newspaper, Stockton."
Tracy Press "Offers local news, weather, subscription"


Parks

Micke Grove Park
City of Manteca Parks and Recreation Department mission: to plan, acquire, develop and maintain parks, recreational, cultural and educational facilities
General Info


Law Enforcement

County Administrator's Office The administrator directly controls some departments and programs and coordinates and advises others; acts to enforce ordinances, policies, and rules and regulations as adopted by the Board of Supervisors; advises and makes recommendations to the Board on a vast number of subjects; supervises the preparation of the annual county budget and monitors departmental and agency expenditures throughout the fiscal year. 
District Attorney is committed to provide an effective, efficient and professional approach in serving taxpayers of our county, and treating all taxpayers fairly and equitably in accordance with the law.
San Joaquin County - Sheriff Department
San Joaquin County Assessor's Office The County Assessor is a mandated function responsible for producing annual property assessment rolls, the basis of property tax revenue.  The Assessor discovers, values, and enrolls all taxable property in San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin County Superior Court serves all of the citizens of San Joaquin County as the general trial court.
San Joaquin County Treasurer-Tax Collector is committed to provide an effective, efficient and professional approach in serving taxpayers of our county, and treating all taxpayers fairly and equitably in accordance with the law.
The San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office is dedicated to serving the diverse needs of our community and its justice system by furnishing clients whose cases have been entrusted to the office, with competent, effective, loyal, ethical, zealous, compassionate and efficient advocacy.


Library

Lathrop's New Branch Library is equipped with computers for electronic resources, limited reference books and magazines.
Lodi Public Library
Mountain House Branch Library
San Joaquin County Law Library can assist you in your legal research and either direct you to appropriate materials in the library or obtain materials for you from another library
Stockton - San Joaquin County Public Library


Transportation

ACE Train one of the major rail lines into the Bay Area.
Amtrak San Joaquin Service (800) USA-RAIL "Amtrak Oakland-Bakersfield trains, with coordinated bus connections"
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) (510) 441-BART
Oakland International Airport (510) 577-4000
San Francisco International Airport and train service (415) 761-0800
San Joaquin Regional Transit District the Regional Transit Provider for San Joaquin County, provides public transit services in the Stockton Metropolitan Area, as well as Intercity, Interregional, and Rural Transit Services countywide
Tri Delta Transit


Entertainment

Asian-American Repertory Theatre of Stockton This Theatre provides quality community live theatre in Stockton.
Historic Bob Hope Theatre The recent renovation of the Bob Hope Theatre has created a wonderful space for the citizens of Stockton to enjoy not only local arts productions, film, dance, comedy and Broadway type entertainment, but also the latest in top name musical entertainment.
Pixie Woods Amusement Park "Visit Stockton's own fairyland for the 'young in age and the young in heart'. Take a Ride on the merry-go-round, or board the Pixie Express Train traveling through Indian territory -- but keep a look out for pirates."
San Joaquin County Fairgrounds is one of Northern California's premier county fairs. It features fun for everyone with big-name concerts, a carnival, horse racing, agriculture, livestock, food and exhibits.
San Joaquin Historical Society and Museum
Stockton Civic Theatre , a nonprofit organization of volunteers, offers affordable, adult and youth education, collaborative outreach programs, and promotes involvement with our diverse community.
Stockton Opera
Stockton Symphony is one of the pre-eminent performing arts organizations in San Joaquin County, and the third oldest orchestra in California. The Symphony has been presenting live orchestral concerts for 80 years.
The Haggin Museum "The Haggin Museum, an art and history museum"


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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.


City Sites

Stanislaus County
Ceres
Hughson
Modesto
Oakdale
Patterson
Riverbank
Turlock


Newspapers

Hughson Chronicle
Mattos Newspapers
Morris Newspaper Corp Of California
The Ceres Courier
Tracy Press
Turlock Journal
Modesto Bee Daily regional newspaper.
Merced Sun-Star Local Newspaper
Sacramento Bee 24-hour local, state, national and world news, plus politics, sports, business, lifestyle.
San Jose Mercury News The San Jose Mercury News serves the heart of the Silicon Valley with complete coverage of technology, business, sports and local news.
San Francisco Chronicle U.S. newspaper
The Stockton Record Local Newspaper, Free information on classical piano music, music database etc.


Law Enforcement

Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office The District Attorney's Office is responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases.
Stanislaus County Sheriff
Stanislaus County Superior Court Mission: To Protect Rights and Liberties,Uphold and Interpret the Law,And Resolve Disputes Peacefully, Fairly and Effectively In the Superior Court of Stanislaus County
County Treasurer/Tax Collector We serve the citizens of Stanislaus County by collecting property tax and other revenues, and investing public funds for a variety of public agencies, helping all of our customers to meet their financial goals.


Parks

California State Parks - California Travel Parks
Stanislaus County Parks & Recreation Areas
Tuolumne River Regional Park
Woodward Reservoir Regional Park
Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.


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


Library

Stanislaus County Library
Stanislaus County Law Library The Stanislaus County Law Library provides free access to legal information for the judiciary, members of the State Bar, public officials, and to all residents of the county for the purpose of education and research.
California State University Library


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.


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City Sites

San Mateo County
Atherton
Belmont
Brisbane
Burlingame
Daly City
East Palo Alto
Foster City
Half Moon Bay
Hillsborough
Menlo Park
Millbrae
Montara
Pacifica
Portola Valley
Redwood City
Redwood Shores
San Carlos
San Bruno
South San Francisco
San Mateo
Woodside


Hospitals

California Cancer Care Inc
California Pacific Medical Center
California Pacific Medical Ctr
Campus Surgery Center
Central Gardens Convalescent Hospital
Chinese Hospital & Clinics
City & County Of San Francisco
Department Of Urology
Emergency Vehicle Solutions Inc
Health Center at AT&T Park
Hillsdale Extended Care
Kaiser Facilities Design
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Inc
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente Health Care
Kindred Healthcare Operating Inc
Maitri-Compassionate Care
Northern California Melanoma Center
Pacific Heights Surgery Center of San Francisco
Paladin Medical
Palo Alto Nursing Ctr
Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center
Peninsula Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Center
Presidio Surgerycenter
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
San Bruno Skilled Nursing Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
San Francisco Spine Institute
San Mateo Convalescent Hospital
San Mateo County General Hospital
Sequoia Hospital
Seton Coastside
Seton Medical Center-Coastside
Seton Medical Ctr
St Bernardine Medical Center
St Luke's Hospital
St. Luke Health Center
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford Stroke Center
Stanford University Hospital, Digest Health Center
Sutter Health
The Leland Stanford Junior University
The Sports Medicine Shop
UCSF
Ucsf
Ucsf Childrens Hospital
VA Palo Alto Healthcare System
Victorian Healthcare Center
Waverley Surgery Ctr
Mills-Peninsula Health Services acute-care hospital also has comprehensive outpatient services
Menlo Park Surgical Hospital Menlo Park Surgical Hospital is an acute care hospital located on the Mid-Peninsula. We are both Medicare certified and JCAHO accredited.
Seton Medical Center Coastside As a member of the Daughters of Charity Health System, Seton Medical Center Coastside has served the Coastside community for over 35 years.
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center and Medical Offices


Newspapers

Advent Publications Inc
Alameda Newspapers, Inc
Asian Week
Dallas Morning News
Half Moon Bay Review
Mainland Newspaper Inc
Mc Clatchy Newspapers, Inc
Nikkei America Holdings, Inc
Palo Alto Daily News
The Embarcadero Publishing Company
Wall Street Journal
World Journal
Almanac provides local news for Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, and Woodside.
The Mercury News
San Bruno Beacon grass-roots electronic newspaper.
San Mateo Daily Journal includes sports, opinions, classifieds, and more.
Half Moon Bay Review and Pescadero Pebble


Parks

Bayside Park
Butano State Park
City of Belmont Parks and Recreation Dept
Coyote Point Park
Menlo Park Street Maintenance
Millbrae City of Parks & Recreation Dept
San Carlos Parks Maintenance
San Francisco Parks Trust
Coyote Point Museum live animals and exhibits from the San Francisco Bay Area environment.
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve guide to the seashore life in the San Mateo County, California park.
Redwood City Parks and Recreation
San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation contains information on San Mateo County Parks and the Foundation to support those parks.


Law Enforcement

San Mateo County Fire Service


Transportation

Burlingame Shuttle The Burlingame Shuttle carries commuters from both the Broadway CalTrain Station and the Colma BART Station to Burlingame businesses in the morning and evening commute hours during the week.
Commute.org Transit Agencies Serving San Mateo County, CA
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
San Bruno BART
San Francisco International Airport
San Mateo Caltrain Connector


Library

San Mateo County Library
Redwood City Public Library
Menlo Park Library
San Mateo Public Library
South San Francisco Public Library South San Francisco Public Library is actively committed to providing the best possible combination of library materials and services to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of our multicultural community, in a professional manner, with a human touch


Entertainment

Shoreline Amphitheater
The Fillmore (San Francisco)
Hiller Aviation Museum online walking tour.
Peninsula Symphony
Hillbarn Theatre presenting a variety of new and classic plays and musicals.
Shakespeare Festival
San Mateo County Fair Where else can you pet animals, see garden exhibits, learn how to can fruit and vegetables, ride top quality carnival rides, and see and hear a top quality concert, all in one day?
San Mateo County History Museum




Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate.