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Contents TABLE OF

Welcome ................................................................... 4 Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce .................... 5

­This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the GREATER MERCED CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1640 N. St., Ste. 120 Merced, CA 95340 Phone: (209) 384-7092 Fax: (209) 384-8472 www.merced-chamber.com

Community Introduction .......................................... 8 Merced Demographics .............................................. 9 Information & Web Links ......................................... 9 History .................................................................... 10 Transportation & Location ...................................... 12 Tourism .................................................................. 13 Housing .................................................................. 15 Recreation ............................................................... 17 Arts & Entertainment ............................................. 18

Copyright© 2015

TOWN SQUARE PUBLICATIONS 155 E. Algonquin Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited.

Education ................................................................ 20

Chairman, CEO and Publisher DOUGLAS K. RAY

Shopping ................................................................. 23

President and Chief Operating Officer SCOTT STONE

Business .................................................................. 24 Economic Development .......................................... 28 Nonprofits & Community Outreach ....................... 30 Houses of Worship .................................................. 33 Health Care ............................................................. 34

Director SCOTT RAY Editor GERRY ALGER Production Manager JOE NUGARA Client Liaison & Content Coordinator STEFANIE MIKUTIS

Meet Your Elected Officials ..................................... 39

Graphic Designer CARRIE DOCKENDORFF

Members by Category ............................................. 41

Ad Production Coordinators TIFFANY SALERNO DAVID ABRAHAM

Advertiser Index ...................................................... 50

Directory Coordinator MICHAEL SUMRAK Acquisition Manager MARK WALIGORSKI Advertising Sales JOY SCHULTZ KATHY MCCORRY

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enator Anthony Cannella (R- Ceres) serves the 12th District in the California Senate. Cannella has authored and supported legislation that creates new jobs, makes neighborhoods safer, increases funding for local schools and strengthens public safety.

Welcome

A lifelong Central Valley resident, Anthony graduated from the University of California Davis and began his professional career in a civil engineering firm. He founded two successful civil engineering businesses. He and his business partners continue to operate Northstar Engineering today. As a business owner, he understands firsthand just how difficult the Legislature has made it to start a business and create jobs.

Cannella also wrote legislation to increase water storage and make clean drinking water available now and in the future. Currently, Cannella is working on solutions to rebuild California’s transportation infrastructure.

Senator Cannella continues to live in his hometown of Ceres with his wife Julie and their four kids.

Prior to the Senate, Cannella served on the Ceres City Council and was twice elected mayor. Cannella is a civil engineer and small business owner.

ANTHONY CANNELLA

State Senator

Unique Food and Gifts, a large assortment of Fresh Produce, Dried Fruits, Nuts, Olives, Jams, Jellies, Honey, Salsa, Sauces, Olive Oils, Deli, and Fresh Bakery Treats. Enjoy a Fresh Made to Order Salad or Sandwich in Our Picnic Area While Enjoying the Petting Zoo.

INGRAHAM TROPHIES The Finest Custom Awards Since 1949 540 W. Main St • Merced, CA, 95340 209-723-3091 • 866-952-9273 www.trophiesandplaques.com

Specializing in Customer-Made Gift Baskets and Dried Fruit and Nut Trays for all Occasions, with shipping available.

NEW LOCATION!

Merced Fruit Barn, bringing together under one roof a wide selection of some of the finest products California’s San Joaquin

Please visit us in our expanded new location. We’re in the same building as before, but our business is entered from the back, facing the parking lot.

Valley and Mother Nature have to offer!!

· Custom Plaques in Full Color · · Custom Certificates in Full Color · Custom Medals · · Chenille Letters · Banners · Trophies · · Acrylic Awards · Ribbons & Rosettes ·

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For over 60 years Ingraham’s has been specializing in the finest custom awards. In addition to state and section awards, we provide awards to more than 120 schools in California and over 40 leagues.

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Chamber of Commerce

he Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce was established in 1936 and has over 500 members. The Chamber is fully committed to promoting the economic vitality and positive image of the business, industrial and entrepreneurial community of Greater Merced, as well as the community at large.

COMMITTEES A number of organized committees work to assist the Chamber in carrying out its goal of maintaining a focused approach to improving the business vitality in the Greater Merced area. The Business and Economic Development Committee makes an outreach to business owners to learn what concerns

MISSION STATEMENT The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce is the premier business resource, advancing economic development through advocacy, education and networking.

them and how the Chamber can help. They hold regular meetings of local manufacturers to exchange ideas. The committee holds quarterly Wake-Up Merced Breakfasts that inform the entire community about local issues such as the annual state of the community, law enforcement updates, healthcare and business development issues. The Chamber works with state and federal legislators to improve the business climate through its cooperative association with the Merced County Association of Governments and its One Voice program. This committee also brings information to the membership concerning health, safety and other workplace issues. The Government Review Council (GRC) meets monthly to review federal, state and local business issues. On occasion, the GRC will bring in speakers/presenters that describe their position and reasoning on the issues. Discussion leads to policy positions recommended

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to the Chamber Board for approval. When necessary, the Chamber will appoint a spokesperson to speak before local government on an issue that has an impact on a number of our member businesses. The Chamber Education Committee works with the school system and both the City and County of Merced to provide assistance and recommendations regarding improvement of the upcoming workforce. One of the many programs developed by the Education Committee is the Junior Leadership Program which is in its 12th year, graduating over 240 students through the program. This program targets high school juniors and seniors from Merced high schools and is patterned after Leadership Merced, the Chamber’s successful adult leadership training program celebrating over 30 years and 600 graduates. The committee is also responsible for the selection and distribution of its local scholarship program. The Ambassador Committee serves as goodwill liaisons of the Chamber with the general membership, but particularly with the new members. They meet, greet and introduce new members at various functions. They are the volunteer base for the Chamber. The Leadership Merced Committee plans and organizes the Leadership Merced Program. The Finance Committee oversees the financial health of the Chamber. The Special Events Committees plan the Golf Tournament, the Cioppino Dinner and other special events throughout the year.

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Quarterly Wake-Up Merced Breakfasts inform the community about timely issues. Quarterly luncheons are held featuring key speakers in the community discussing issues pertinent to business.

and Workplace Harassment Awareness Training are offered. Business Connectors are held on the third Thursday of each month. These are popular mixers where current and potential members can meet, exchange information and talk business in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Bring your business cards and interact with other business contacts. Opportunities exist where you can sponsor a mixer and promote your business. Ribbon Cuttings and Opening Celebrations are held for new businesses in the community. The Chamber offers trips with a business slant to its members. These trips have included China, other U.S. regions, Europe and many more.

COLLABORATORS The Chamber works with many other community and government organizations to enhance local businesses. Here are just a few:              

California Chamber of Commerce City of Merced County of Merced Merced College Merced College Workplace Learning Center Merced Conference & Visitor’s Bureau Merced County Association of Governments Merced County Office of Education Merced Hispanic Chamber SBDC – Small Business Development Corporation SCORE UC Merced U.S. Chamber of Commerce Western Alliance of Chamber Executives

The Chamber partners with Merced College to present the Customer Service Academy and the Thrive and Survive classes. These two classes offer both our businesses and the public quality training for a better workforce. Other classes such as Leadership Training

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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP  Your voice is heard through advocacy efforts of the Government Review Committee  The Chamber represents you on the various Business and Development Organizations within the county  The Chamber partners with the One Voice program to take your issues to State and Federal levels  Referrals of Chamber members to business inquiries  Receipt of the monthly Chamber publication – The Gateway Magazine  Weekly email blasts on Tuesdays  Monthly Chamber news page in the Merced Sun-Star  Business Development opportunities through participation in Chamber Committees  Your company listing in the Chamber’s annual Merced Today publication  Your company listing in the Chamber’s online business directory  A listing of the entire membership, including addresses, for contact by mail  Monthly mixers to meet and network with other members  Exposure through Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremonies  New Member Orientation  Marketing & Promotional Opportunities  Your company name on the Greater Mercer Chamber of Commerce website (www.merced-chamber.com) with a direct link to your site  Advertising in Merced Today  Advertising in the Gateway Magazine  Sponsorship of many of our major community events  Display of information in our lobby Be part of a dynamic alliance of business partners. Join the Greater Merced Chamber and open new opportunities to promote your business; be heard in local, state, and federal government; and become a steward of your community.

LEADERSHIP MERCED The Chamber positions its members to meet the exciting challenges of the areas developing economic base through its unique educationally focused Leadership Merced program. The Leadership Merced Program began in the 1980s to enhance the skills, resources and civic involvement of community leaders. The mission of the Leadership Merced program is to develop a diverse network of dynamic business and community leaders, who, individually and collectively, are catalysts for advancing long-term views and actions on issues critical to the quality of life in Merced County. This is accomplished by:  Developing leaders who know and understand Merced County and are committed to its future.  Presenting a program of leadership training, which increases in the

candidate an understanding of Merced and of themselves as future leaders.  Affording access to community leaders, gaining firsthand experience, knowledge and encouragement for greater business and community involvement.  Offering an opportunity for the graduates of the program to maintain affiliation and involvement with and establish a commitment to the leadership program and to the leadership opportunities of the community through performing day chair functions. Leadership Merced begins with a “Get Acquainted” reception of members and spouses in September and concludes with graduation in June. The participants meet for a full day each month, with “Setting the Stage” starting the first session, followed by days regarding agriculture, health and human services, business economics, government, education, law and justice, the media, arts and communication, and ending with “Future Day.” There is a full two-day “retreat” over a weekend. Leadership Merced is a program supported by the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce. Participants are generally sponsored by their place of employment, with a portion paid by them. Tuition includes seminars, resource materials, meals and transportation during the regular sessions and the retreat. For additional information and an application, contact the Chamber at (209) 384-7092.

JUNIOR LEADERSHIP MERCED Mirroring the Leadership Merced program is “Junior Leadership Merced” (JLM), which is going into its eleventh year. This program looks for high school juniors and seniors who have leadership potential and provide an assortment of mentors and networking opportunities to help youth improve their skills while learning more about their local community. The goal of this seven-month program is not only to provide leadership training to our youth, but to open their eyes to the potential of returning to Merced County as adults and becoming a viable member of our communities. Students involved in the program are enrolled in two Merced Community College courses, which are held during their once-a-month meetings that begin in September. Other sessions include Business and Community Day, College Day, Government Day and Law and Justice Day. In addition, they also participate in a two-day leadership retreat held at the Jack L. Boyd Outdoor School. Ending their seven-month program is graduation, held in March. Unlike the adult program, there is no charge to the student for this program. JLM is currently sponsored by Chamber members, and gracious donations and sponsorships by local businesses that host meals and session days during the year. To learn more about this program, contact the Chamber at (209) 384-7092.

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Introduction COMMUNITY

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many cultural programs supported by the Merced County Arts Council.

erced is a dynamic community of about 81,743 people, with friendly, small-town living in a mid-size city. The University of California Merced campus, opened in 2005, provides new educational and economic opportunities, adding to the already-established growth of the region. Merced’s population is youthful and diverse.

Located in the heart of California’s agricultural Central Valley, Merced is the region’s hub for education, culture and business. The community offers abundant shopping, pleasant neighborhoods and tree-lined streets. Merced’s revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment and dining center of the area. Annual events and festivals bring regional and even national recognition to the community.

Recreational and cultural opportunities certainly contribute to that special quality of life in Merced, but what may be more important is the sense of community that is shared by the people who live here. Businesses and individuals take pride in their volunteer accomplishments. Local government is responsive to community needs.

TOM LEACH

Chamber Merced boasts dozens of tree-shaded parks, miles upon miles of bike paths, golf courses and plenty of choices for sailing, water skiing and fishing. Lake Yosemite is a favorite with sailors and windsurfers alike and its grassy, tree-lined shore makes a perfect setting for a Sunday afternoon picnic. Or, residents may prefer to take in an afternoon concert at the Merced Open Air Theatre, one of

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Perhaps it is our agricultural roots, but Merced has maintained a small-town environment in an urban setting. Neighborhoods are still the building blocks of the community. Wide, tree-lined streets and spacious homes offer a pleasant contrast to the congested residential areas of larger cities. Neighbors spend time together, watch out for each other, and backyard barbecues are a way of life.

Merced’s valley location southeast of San Francisco provides easy access to the central California coast, Sierra Nevada Mountains, national parks and major cities. Merced has historically been the “Gateway to Yosemite,” and residents also enjoy short drives to skiing, beaches, fishing and other outdoor attractions.

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Demographics MERCED

POPULATION

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

MERCED COUNTY 221,237 227,728 234,084 240,303 246,114 251,510 255,250 Increase

6,610 6,491 6,356 6,219 5,811 5,396 3,740

Growth Rate

3.1% 2.9% 2.8% 2.7% 2.4% 2.2% 1.5%

CITIES IN MERCED COUNTY ATWATER

24,200 26,200 26,400 26,832 27,307 27,497 27,571

DOS PALOS

4,500 4,620 4,790 4,882 4,955 4,875 4,875

GUSTINE

5,025 5,175 5,225 5,340 5,261 5,126 5,126

LIVINGSTON

10,900 11,150 11,700 12,411 2,614 13,223 13,795

LOS BANOS

28,350 29,400 30,650 32,558 34,223 35,044 36,052

MERCED CITY

66,500 68,200 69,800 74,010 76,225 79,381 80,608

BALANCE OF COUNTY 80,125 82,255 82,604 84,129 86,166 85,234 87,001

CITY OF MERCED

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*Source: California Department of Finance

Information

& WEB LINKS

 UC Merced www.ucmerced.edu

MCAG – Merced County Association of Governments www.mcagov.org

 Merced College www.merced.cc.ca.us

www.alliancesbdc.com

www.cityofmerced.org/contact/important_phone_ numbers

 Merced Union High School District www.muhsd.k12.ca.us

www.modestomerced.score.org

COUNTY OF MERCED

 City School District www.mcsd.k12.ca.us

www.yosemite.com

 Merced County Office of Education www.mcoe.org

www.mymerced.com/entertainment

www.visitmerced.travel

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

ELECTED OFFICIALS

www.mymerced.com/clubsandorganizations

SCHOOLS

CITY DEPARTMENTS

www.cityofmerced.org/depts CITY SERVICES

www.cityofmerced.org/services IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

www.co.merced.ca.us/countyweb CONFERENCE & VISITORS BUREAU

 Congressman Jim Costa www.house.gov/costa

CHURCHES

www.mymerced.com/churches

 State Senator Anthony Cannella www.republican.sen.ca.gov/web/12

www.mymerced.com/transportation

 State Assemblyman Adam Gray www.democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a21

MERCED COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

TRANSPORTATION

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER SCORE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK ENTERTAINMENT

 California Chamber of Commerce www.calchamber.com  Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce www.merced-chamber.com  Merced Hispanic Chamber of Commerce www.mercedhcc.com

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History

he early Spanish explorers of California missed the huge Central Valley on their journey of discovery, probably because the stories of the “vast desert beyond the mountains” had no doubt reached the ears of the Franciscan missionaries and the journeying soldiers.

early settlers, who thought the mountains protected them from the east. At that time, Spain had dictated only Spanish and Mexican people could live in the area. The trappers were sent back to where they came from, after being given food and being allowed to rest.

However, in 1806, a contingent of Spanish troops from the Presidio in San Francisco traveled on foot across the valley “wasteland” in mid-summer with no water and in temperatures of over 100 degrees. Finally, the group reached a river. Drinking from its cool lifesaving water, they named the river, “El Rio de la Mercedes”—the River of Mercy.

The trappers told stories of the richness of the land, the beauty of the mountains, the wonders of California and the pass across to Merced. Their tales led Merced to justifiably claim the title as “the Gateway to Yosemite” for more than a century.

Merced County, and later the city, were both named after that Merced River, which flows through and gives life to the area. Still, it remained almost a half-century longer before Americans would fully discover one of California’s most valuable land areas: Merced. In 1820, adventurous trappers employed by the Hudson Bay Company – who were always in search of new sources of furs – discovered a pass through the High Sierras that led into the valley below. These stalwart trappers found few fur-bearing animals in the valley. They pushed further south and crossed the San Bernardino Mountains into Southern California where they received a relatively unwelcome reception from the astonished

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The early travelers trekked by foot, on horseback and in crude boats along the Merced River into Yosemite’s “Magnificent Valley.” Later visitors, especially tourists, would travel by stagecoach to Yosemite through welldeveloped Merced routes. The actual City of Merced began with the arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad. As the company laid track throughout the Central Valley in 1871, it established town sites at strategic locations as shipping centers for grain and other agricultural products. Lots in the new town of Merced began selling in February 1872. At that time, the county seat was in Snelling. To prompt an election to move the county government from Snelling to Merced, the railroad offered the

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Geƫng around town just got easier. Need a ride? Try THE BUS! T�� B�� provides transit county the four city blocks of Courthouse Park, on condition that within two years the populace would vote by public election to move the county seat. Within nine months, the citizenry held a special election and chose Merced as the site for its new county seat. The City of Merced was officially incorporated April 1, 1889. At that time, the size of the city was approximately 1,700 acres and the population was just under 2,000. A half-century later, on April 12, 1949, the city became a charter city, by which time there were 15,000 people living in Merced. The original City Hall was located at 560 W. 18th St. and later was moved to 18th and M streets. The Police Department was housed in the City Hall building until 1960 when the department moved into its new location at 22nd and M streets. In 1972, the expanding city workforce necessitated the moving of some of the city offices into a leased space known as “City Hall Annex,” across the street from the original City Hall. Currently, Merced’s City Hall is housed in an architecturally beautiful and modern Civic Center located at 678 W. 18th St. The facility not only houses most of the city’s services under one roof, but also is open for the public to use for City Council meetings, art displays, community workshops, meetings and various other public interest forums. Merced now operates under the council-manager form of government. At an annualized rate of 3.4 percent, Merced’s population has grown faster than the state average since 1980, netting a total population currently of some 81,000. Merced continues to offer that perfect combination of small-town friendliness and sophistication to welcome every visitor and new resident. For more detailed information about the city, visit www.cityofmerced.org.

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Transportation

Merced sits in the center of California’s Central Valley, within 60 miles of Fresno, Modesto and Yosemite National Park; within 130 miles of San Francisco, Sacramento and the Monterey Bay area; and within 275 miles of Los Angeles.

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Getting around Merced is made simple through nearby highways, a regional airport, bus and rail services. The city’s ideal location affords it access to U.S. Highways 140 and 59, as well as State Highway 99. U.S. Highway 140 stands as one major route into Yosemite National Park, while U.S. Highway 59 offers a link to the Monterey Peninsula and the Big Sur Coast. The Merced Regional Airport not only provides service for freight carriers, but also offers passenger service to a variety of select locations. Furthermore, Amtrak, located at 324 W. 24th St. affords rail service to commuters and travelers connecting to cities along the San Joaquin line, and two bus lines, the Merced County Bus Transit and YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) provide daily service from the California Welcome Center at 710 W. 16th St. in Merced.

Commercial Flights Daily Los Angeles International (LAX) Las Vegas McCarron (LAS) Oakland International (OAK) Free Parking • Simple Check-In FBO Services • Pilot Training www.flymercedairport.com • (209) 385-6873 20 Macready Drive • Merced CA 95341

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Tourism

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he Merced County Courthouse Museum houses 8,500 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. The museum is located in the county’s threestory courthouse built in 1875, which is one of the oldest historical buildings in California and was designed by State Capital Architect, Albert A. Bennett. The architectural style of the building is Italianate and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is staffed by volunteers who devote their time to preserving and passing on the history of this great land to generations to come. The Merced County Courthouse Museum and historical archive is located at 21st and N streets, Merced. Admission to the museum is free of charge to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays and major holidays. Contact museum staff from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (209) 723-2401 or via email at info@mercedmuseum.org.

CASTLE AIR MUSEUM

The Castle Air Museum opened to the public in 1981. The museum began with one aircraft, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Today, the museum has grown to encompass 49 aircrafts on display ranging from pre-World War II to today’s high-performance jet aircraft. Castle Air Museum is known worldwide for its collection of superb military aircraft, many of which only a few examples remain anywhere. The mission of the museum is to “preserve military aviation heritage for future generations.” Open daily (except New Year’s, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) Open year round, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $12; Seniors $8 and Youths 6-17 years old $8; Active military and children 5 years old and under are free. The Castle Air Museum is located at 5050 Santa Fe Dr., Atwater. For more information, call (209) 723-2178 or visit our website at castleairmuseum.org.

APPLEGATE PARK ZOO Go wild in Merced’s first city park. See native wild animals at the Applegate Zoo or head to Kiddyland Amusement Park and ride the train around the park’s 23 acres (weekends, June through September). In addition, the park features picnic areas and a rose garden. The zoo is open daily, March-April, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. 26th & R streets, Merced. For more information, call (209) 385-6840. www.merced-chamber.com

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LAURA’S FOUNTAIN Laura’s Fountain was built in 1888 by Charles Huffman, who named this fountain in memory of his beloved wife Laura. Originally established in front of the El Capitan Hotel, it was moved to its current home in Applegate Park in 1935.

MULTICULTURAL ARTS CENTER Located in downtown Merced, the Multicultural Arts Center opened its doors in the fall of 1996. The City of Merced’s Redevelopment Agency and the Merced County Arts Council joined forces in renovating the building, which now houses a theater, the lobby gallery and the Arbor Gallery on the first floor. Extra gallery space and six visual and performing arts studios are located on the second and third floors. A variety of classes, programs, and performances can be found within the center as well. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For performance, event and exhibit schedules, call (209) 388-1090 or visit www.artsmerced.org.

MERCED COUNTY FAIR The Merced County Fair serves the local community plus area residents with a fair each June featuring great entertainment, music headliners, rodeo, auto and motorcycle racing, tractor pull, midway fun, rides and thrills for all ages! The fair presents an array of exhibits including agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, art, photography, crafts,  MERCED Today

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hobbies, home arts, such as baking and sewing, mechanical science, large and small animal showing, judging and auctions. The fair is located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced. For more information, call (209) 722-1506 or visit www. mercedcountyfair.com.

Merced Fruit Barn is located just outside of Merced traveling east on Highway 140, toward the Gold Rush era town of Mariposa, and the always-beautiful Yosemite National Park. Merced Fruit Barn offers a unique shopping experience with many great gift ideas.

FARMERS MARKETS Farmers Markets featuring local fresh produce are held Thursday mornings at the Promenade and Saturday mornings at N and 19th streets all year round.

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ne of the standout features of the Merced area is its diverse housing options – from architecturally significant structures, stately mansions and gated communities to contemporary dwellings on large lots with mature trees. Many new developments have been built in the last few years offering a wide range of styles and prices. Multi-unit complexes and brand-new, custom-built homes with magnificent mountain views are also part of the mix.

Merced is a nationally designated Tree City. Neighborhoods with meticulously manicured lawns, gardens in bloom with vibrant colors accentuated by the sun and mature tree-lined streets, all add to the allure of living in Merced. In October 1944,

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coffee was 29 cents a pound, the average price of a “modern” six-room home in Merced County was $6,500 and the Merced County Association of Realtors was founded.

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Today, the median price of 180 homes listed for sale in Merced is $169,000* according to the Merced County Association of Realtors. The Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Committee of the Association presents free workshops for new homebuyers. The Board of Realtors is located at 635 W. Main St., Merced. For more information, call (209) 725-2165. *Zillow.com 2/09

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he community of Merced is nestled within a diverse landscape, affording residents and visitors an abundance of recreational opportunities. Merced is home to winding bike routes, golf courses, community parks, sites for boating, fishing, hiking and camping, and hails as the “Gateway to Yosemite.” The city boasts one of the top bikeway systems in the country, allowing riders access to virtually any area in Merced. In addition, several community parks are located in the area, providing sites for biking, jogging, skating, picnicking, swimming and more.

Three golf courses are easily accessible in the Merced area, including Stevinson Ranch Golf Course in Stevinson, Rancho Del Rey in Atwater and Pheasant Run in Chowchilla. And for those who prefer a relaxing day of boating and fishing, the region is loaded with lakes and rivers. Lake Yosemite, just north of Merced, offers sailing, swimming and picnic grounds. McClure and McSwain lakes, filled with trout, king salmon, largemouth bass and many more, are known as top fishing sites in the state. Other water activities can be had at the San Luis

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Reservoir State Recreation Area, George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area and McConnell State Recreation Area. Visit over 1,180 square miles of nature’s most awe-inspiring scenery in Yosemite National Park. See Half Dome, El Captain, Tuolumne Meadows, and Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Daily tours are available, or for the more adventurous, try rock climbing, river rafting, bicycling, or snowshoeing or skiing in the winter. Entrance fees are $20 per car or buy an individual pass for $10. Call the California Welcome Center for current road conditions. YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) offers a hassle-free alternative to driving to the park. Ample storage allows for easy transport of luggage and bicycles. YARTS service departs daily from the Merced Transportation Center. For detailed schedule information and tickets, visit www.yosemite.com or call YARTS at (877) 989-YARTS (989-2787).

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ARTS &

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Entertainment

Playhouse Merced, founded in 1994, is the premier theatrical producing organization in the area. With over a dozen productions a year, including musicals, dramas, comedies and children’s offerings, the Playhouse offers the best in professional entertainment, while still offering a chance for local artists to participate. Its Children’s Conservatory provides after-school instruction in acting, voice and dance, in addition to offering production opportunities and two summer camps. Perfect for family or group outings, the Playhouse is the ideal locale for a business meeting, employee appreciation night, or just a rollicking good time. For more information, call the box office at (209) 725-TKTS.

MERCED SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Since 2002, this community theater group has performed one or two Shakespeare plays each summer on the stage of the Merced Open Air Theater in Applegate Park. The audience on the lawn can see a 90-minute version of each play with Renaissance costumes, stage combat, music and dance for free! Usually there are performances for two weekends in August, sometimes in June as well. For more information, call founder and director Heike Hambley at (209) 723-3265 or visit www.mercedshakespearefest.org.

MERCED SYMPHONY The Merced Symphony began in 1958 and continues to provide the finest quality classical music attainable to Merced area audiences. The regular season includes classical concerts and special events. One of the highlights is the Children’s/Family Concert presented to schoolchildren during the day and to the public in the evening. Another popular event is our annual Chamber Concert. For additional information, call (209) 383-3277 or visit www.mercedsymphony.org.

CENTRAL VALLEY BLUES FESTIVAL A musical show for friends and family is held in downtown Merced in the spring. The “Best of the West Festival” features famous Merced County musicians in concert at one time, playing all kinds of music. This festival helps raise money for the restoration of the Downtown Merced Theatre. For information, contact Rick Beckham at (209) 631-0453.

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MERCED GARDEN CLUB Merced Garden Club (MGC) has been meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, except July and August, for over 70 years at the Fish and Game Building at Yosemite Lake. MGC promotes an interest in horticulture, landscape design, gardening, flower arranging and enhancing our habitats. In April the club holds its annual garden tour of several of the finest gardens in Merced. Monthly meetings generally have programs led by experts on varying subjects such as plant propagation, flower arranging and seasonal topics and projects. Sometimes members participate on bus trips and tours of interest to gardeners. For membership information, call (209) 722-1656.

MERCED THEATRE Built in 1931, this Spanish Colonial-style theater was one of the first to be connected with the Golden State Theater Circuit. This theater, considered the finest theater in the Western United States when it was finished, has seating for 1,600 people. Undergoing major renovations since 2002, the Merced Theatre is open to the public for films and a variety of performances. The theater is located at Main Street and MLK Jr. Blvd. For more information call (209) 723-2401 or visit www.mercedtheatre.org.

THE BIG VALLEY ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL Located in downtown Merced, this October festival offers patrons a chance to peruse through diverse works of art from local artists, as well as enjoy entertainment on the Street Stage and partake in hands-on art activities. For more information call the Multicultural Arts Center at (209) 388-1090.

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Education

MERCED COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (MCOE) Merced’s preschool through 12th grade educational system is making dramatic improvements using research-based strategies and proven teaching methods. By emphasizing closing the achievement gaps, updating career-technical education and a developing college-going culture, our schools are taking steps to make today’s students tomorrow’s productive employees and leaders. Merced’s 20 school districts, 104 schools and more than 55,000 K-12 students have, for the past six years, dramatically increased scores on the state’s Academic Performance Index tests. Besides the numerous private child care facilities and preschools in Merced, many public schools have a state-run preschool or Head Start facility. Students with disabilities account for about 15 percent of Head Start’s enrollment in Merced County. Those students are placed in classes with non-disabled students for a full-inclusion program that helps introduce the diversity of fellow students. Career Technical Education is growing rapidly in the region, with ROP students from high schools throughout the county strengthening their skills in both emerging technologies and traditional vocational areas. Merced schools are also on the forefront of technology with the Merced

Educational Television Station, broadcasting and web-streaming local and syndicated educational programming 24/7. Education leadership groups making a difference in Merced County are the P-16 Council and the Business-Education Alliance of Merced (BEAM). The Council promotes coordination between preschools, K-12 schools and both colleges and universities to increase school, and ultimately career, success. BEAM, chaired by UC Merced Chancellor Steve Kang and County Bank Executive Ed Rocha, brings together business leaders and education leaders to lobby for high-quality preschools for all youngsters. There has also been tremendous cooperation between UC Merced, Merced College and the K-12 educational system. University students taking part in the service learning team Get S.E.T. – which stands for Science, Engineering and Technology – visit elementary and high school sites in Merced to provide science demonstrations that engage students and increase their interest in science and math. Merced College serves as an important ally to career-technical education (CTE) and early care and education. If a student takes and passes a CTE class in high school, they are eligible for college credit for that course if they successfully pass the college credit exam. Along the same lines, students taking an automotive services class can earn credits at Merced College by putting in extra hours after the school day has ended. Merced County also recognizes that education isn’t just what happens in a classroom. Because Merced County is in the middle of one of the world’s

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most vital and thriving agricultural regions, it has excellent 4-H and FFA programs for students starting as early as first grade. Students have the hands-on experience of raising livestock and learn life skills through classroom instruction and supervised agricultural experience. Merced County is proud to highlight the students and teachers who excel. The Merced County Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon are a way for students to scholastically compete with their peers in a challenging and rewarding contest. Top students receive scholarships donated by the Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union. The Merced County Teacher of the Year program, sponsored by the Educational Employees Credit Union, recognizes teachers from many districts and one teacher is selected to compete at the state level. Educational opportunities for students in Merced County expand every year, increasing the chances for students to succeed in school and careers.

UC MERCED The 10th campus in the prestigious University of California system, UC Merced opened September 5, 2005 as the first new public American research university in the 21st century. On top of an ever-expanding list of majors, minors and graduate programs, are more than 80 reputable, fulltime faculty members. The new campus also operates educational outreach centers in Bakersfield and Fresno. The growing, diverse student body currently numbers around 6,200. Students have already formed more than 75 clubs and UC Merced’s graduate students are participating in some of the most cutting-edge research being conducted today. Special research institutes have been established at the university and others are being planned. In addition, start-up funding has been received for the

UC Merced Center for Computational Biology and other cooperative research laboratory facilities in genomics and imaging.

MERCED COLLEGE A farmer plants a seed. He nurtures it and watches it grow, providing water and fertilizer for the soil. Merced College is not unlike that farmer who takes pride in raising a good crop. Through its extensive academic offerings, technology-based training programs, career and job skills workshops, community-based, lifelong learning classes and many opportunities for social and cultural enrichment, Merced College helps its local community grow. Growth is the business of Merced College: personal growth, professional growth, business and workforce growth. The development of healthy individuals and society is the result of the College’s focus on student 

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success. If Merced College is the farmer and the students are the seedlings, then the harvest is an abundant crop of successful people. While its mission is to promote success at every stage of life, Merced College continues to expand its instructional facilities with both renovated and new classrooms and support services buildings. Since November 2002, when local voters approved bond measures for both the Merced and Los Banos campuses, the college has introduced its students to a new Learning Resources Center; the new Bill and Dorothy

Bizzini Interdisciplinary Academic Center; the new downtown Business Resource Center; a completely renovated Science, Math & Engineering building; the remodeled Lesher Student Services Center; Barker Administration Building; and the Student Union. For more than 50 years, Merced College has grown into the hearts and minds of its students. It remains the most vital and important engine of professional and personal growth in the local region. Grow. Succeed. You can do both at Merced College.

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Shopping

ailing as the retail center of the greater region, Merced boasts a number of sites for shopping, offering virtually everything for every need. Merced’s streets are lined with national retailers and a variety of unique shops selling goods from clothing and jewelry to home supplies and groceries–and everything in between! With such a diverse array of shopping choices, it is no wonder the Merced area has one of the highest per capita in retail sales in the Central Valley region. Downtown Merced is the site for chic boutiques, antique shops and other unique stores including Helen, Louise & Him and Leighton’s. The downtown center is the site for the 15,000-square-foot Merced Antique Mall as well, which is filled with a significant collection of authentic, one-of-a-kind items ranging from vintage jewelry, furniture and clothing to glass, pottery and art. In addition to the thriving downtown area is McNamara Plaza on 18th and Canal streets, which is comprised of a variety of fashion, jewelry, gift shops and dining establishments. And for those in search of fresh foods, the Downtown Farmer’s Market offers locally-grown goods, along with unique merchandise.

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With accessibility from Highway 99, Merced Mall is a shopper’s dream. Anchored by JCPenney, Target and Sears, the mall houses more than 70 stores with Kohl’s to become their latest addition. To the west on Olive Avenue sits Merced Marketplace, a site for several national chains including Pier 1 Imports, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and Lowe’s. To the east of the mall on Olive Avenue sits College Green Center, equipped with SaveMart Supermarket, Staples, Kevin’s Bikes and others. Further shopping sites include Raley’s Shopping Center on Yosemite Avenue, Olivewood Center along Olive Avenue and Bear Creek Galleria at G Street and Bear Creek Drive. New sites in Merced include El Portal Plaza, the Promenade in North Merced and a new shopping center in South Merced.

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HOFFMAN SECURITY

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With the expansion in the Merced County area and a heightened awareness in the area of security, the alarm and life safety industry has seen tremendous growth in the past 30 years. The alarm and life safety market covers burglar alarms, fire alarms, camera systems and access control systems. Hoffman Electronic Systems has provided security and life safety solutions for homes and businesses throughout the Central Valley since 1979. Today, they rank as one of the largest security companies in the Valley. Whether you need a home alarm system, business security services, or an integrated camera or access control system for multiple locations, they have the experience and ability to handle all of your security needs. From consultation to system design, and from installation to 24-hour monitoring, their solid reputation is backed by a history of customized solutions and round-the-clock performance. They have supported the Chamber for many years and their founder, Steve Hoffman, served on the Board of the Chamber from 1990-1994 and as President in 1993-1994.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS Statistics indicate that Merced County has approximately 5,500 business employers. Government agencies, school districts and educational institutions also employ significant numbers. The County of Merced is the largest government employer in the county,

followed by the city governments in relatively descending order of population. The Merced County Office of Education and the elementary and high school districts in Merced County are also significant employers. Merced College and UC Merced are also key employers. Mercy Medical Center/CHM and Golden Valley Health Center are the top health care employers. Medical practitioners and clinics also account for large numbers of jobs. Retailers with multiple locations in the county are significant employers and include Walmart, Target, SaveMart, Home Depot and Lowe’s. Retail and service employment as a sector accounts for over half of all businesses and one quarter of private business employment. Merced County has approximately 135 manufacturing and processing employers. Food processing and packaging accounts for much of the employment base, although other sectors (printing, water craft and building materials) are significant employers. Merced County’s manufacturing employment base has been relatively stable and currently employs 13,200. The single largest employer is Foster Farms with over 3,500 workers.

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MAJOR MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING EMPLOYERS IN MERCED COUNTY INCLUDE: E&J Gallo Winery/Ranch, Livingston

Ranch, Vineyard, Wine

Foster Farms, Livingston Hilmar Cheese, Hilmar Dole Frozen Foods, Atwater

Poultry Cheese/Restaurant Frozen Fruits

John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Gustine KODA Farms, South Dos Palos Live Oaks Farms, Le Grand Malibu Boats, Merced Morning Star Packing, Volta NCI Building Systems, Atwater Passion Fruit Farms, Merced

Nuts Rice Products Fruit & Vegetable Grower/Shipper Competition Boats Tomato Canning &Packing Building Materials Grocers – Wholesale

Pusateri Nut Co., Gustine

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Quebecor, Merced Richwood Meats, Merced Scholle Corporation, Merced Sensient Dehydrating, Livingston

Printing Meat Packing Bags & Packaging Dehydrating Vegetables

Teasdale Quality Foods, Atwater

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Bottling, Salsa, Jams, Packaging

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Knowing What To Do During A Heart Attac A heart attack can strike anyone at any time. In fact, heart disease is America’s leading cause of death for both men and women, killing more than 610,000 Americans per year. But a heart attack is not always sudden – usually, the heart gives the body warning signs and symptoms that many ignore. Knowing the symptoms of a heart attack and responding to them when they occur may save your life.

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five Ways You May reduce Your risk of Heart attack 1. Eat a Healthy Diet 2. Quit Smoking 3. Exercise Regularly 4. Lose Weight if Overweight or Obese 5. Treat High Blood Pressure, High Blood Cholesterol and Diabetes

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he Merced area is the emerging financial, industrial, trade and commercial capital for the Central Valley of California, an area developing a reputation as a lucrative and distinct region.

The community is located two hours from San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley, near the geographic center of California, and spans from the Coastal Ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The region encompasses 1.2 million acres and includes six incorporated cities, vast wetlands and fertile agricultural lands. The county is firmly in the center of California’s Great Central Valley. Due to the varied terrain, climatic conditions are diverse. However, dry, rainless summers and cool, rainy days with foggy mornings from November to March characterize much of the area. Average annual rainfall is 10 inches, but in the eastern portion of the county with the higher elevations, precipitation may exceed 34 inches a year. Merced County has a land area of 1,970 square miles (1,261,417 acres). The soils are agriculturally rich alluvial plain produced by the Chowchilla, San Joaquin and Merced rivers. As of 2006, 1,159,443 acres were used for agricultural purposes, half of that for grazing. The greater Merced region is the only seismically stable region in the state with no faults within 60 miles. This factor alone helps to assure uninterrupted operations regardless of events occurring in other areas of the state or region. In recent years Merced County was one of California’s fastest growing regions. The area is projected to continue to increase at a rate of over two

percent per annum, twice the state average. There are over two million people within a one-hour drive of Merced. The economic base of Merced County is driven by a multi-billion-dollar annual agriculture production. Three of the world’s largest food processing facilities – Foster Farms, Hilmar Cheese and Morningstar Packing – and one of the largest wineries (E&J Gallo) are located in the region. Non-agricultural industries such as Quebecor (printing), Arvin Sango (auto parts), Malibu Boats and Label Technology help diversify business and employment options in the area. The newest University of California opened in Merced in 2005, hinting of a dynamic new asset as education, research and innovation are anticipated to play a greater role in the local economy. Merced College also opened a new campus in Los Banos in 2007 offering vocational education and nurse training. The cities and county of Merced have embraced a regional perspective, and support the valley-wide initiatives of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Our common message and leveraged resources are instrumental in securing new investment. Perhaps the best example of regional teamwork is the new countywide Enterprise Zone offering significant savings to local businesses that invest or hire within the county. The underlying theme is to support innovation and technology development to help the region compete for investment and jobs. Fostering research and commercializing new products and enabling techniques are keys to diversification and heightened prosperity. Merced County’s primary assets for new economic development are founded in the expansion of existing industries but also induced from commercializing innovation at the new University of California, Merced. Merced’s central location and highway connections, augmented by the evolving and redeveloping Castle Airport, suggest logistics and air freight as a growth sector. Alternative energy, particularly solar, is a focal point of research at UC Merced and may offer significant opportunities. Proximity to natural resources, the abundance of affordable land, a large available workforce and access to international tourist attractions also bode well for Merced County. Rising costs and operating constraints for many businesses in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area help position the Central Valley as the last frontier in California with the space and affordability to retain California firms and attract new investment

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COMPARATIVE POPULATION 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 UNITED STATES 293,027,571 295,734,134 298,444,215 301,139,947 303,824,640 CALIFORNIA 36,252,878 36,743,186 37,195,240 37,662,518 38,049,062 MERCED COUNTY

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255,250

Source: California Department of Finance

Merced County’s population growth rate is consistently higher and nearly twice the rate of California and the USA. By 2040, Merced County’s population is projected to exceed 530,000. Merced County’s manufacturing base is predominantly food processing but includes distinctive sectors such as boat building.

MANUFACTURING 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 No. of Businesses 138 138 135 155 148 No. of Employees 12,566 12,151 12,832 11,944 13,300

INCOME Merced County’s lower income is attractive to businesses seeking cost-competitive locations.

PER CAPITA INCOME 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 MERCED COUNTY $21,505 $23,379 $23,450 $24,153 $23,864 CALIFORNIA $33,400 $35,219 $36,640 $37,422 $40,624 UNITED STATES $31,484 $33,050 $34,586 $36,315 $38,852 MERCED COUNTY % OF STATE 64 66 64 65 59 Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Economic Analysis

seeking access to the state’s huge population as a market for products.

ETHNICITY

Merced County will remain a leader in agricultural production and processing, but the local economy will experience growth in new sectors supporting cluster industries, innovation and entrepreneurs, and the resulting higher incomes will encourage more retail sales. Reducing the number of commuters will also support local retail operations and the subsequent expanded array of goods and services will improve lifestyle pursuits and prosperity for all residents.

The population is young and culturally diverse with Hispanic (52 percent), Anglo (35 percent) and Asian (7 percent) accounting for major segments. The Hispanic population is expected to increase to 60 percent by 2050.

Perhaps the most important economic development resource offered within Merced County is a dedicated and committed approach to accommodate business to foster community wealth generation and enhanced prosperity. The cities and county have agreed to collaborate and support regional initiatives knowing that they will all benefit from new investment throughout the region. The primary objectives of the economic development strategy are: A) retention and expansion of all existing enterprises; b) new business invest-ment; c) employment generation; d) improved services for residents and visitors; and e) an enhanced quality of life with access to health care, less commuting, higher incomes and stabilized home ownership for residents. The economic foundation of Merced County is well positioned to compete. The central location, established affordable facilities and improving transportation infrastructure of the valley bode well for local food processors serving the dynamic California population, as well as global markets. www.merced-chamber.com

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Merced County closely mirrors California’s population for place of birth. Merced County has a larger percentage (75.3 percent) of native-born residents than California (73.2 percent), while California has a larger percentage (19.2 percent) of residents born out-of-state than Merced County (12.8 percent).

AGE Comparatively, Merced County has a younger population than the rest of the state. Minors account for over two-thirds (36.1 percent) of the population while seniors account for 9.4 percent of the population. There are proportionally more seniors (65 and older) and 19-64 year olds in California, 11 and 60.2 percent respectively, than in Merced County.

GENDER Males make up 121,829 (50.3 percent) of the population, while females comprise roughly 120,409 (49.7 percent). The statewide gender makeup is the opposite of Merced County with 42.7 percent (1,696,441) male and 57.3 percent (2,274,754) female. MERCED Today

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nited Way supports and/or endorses these organizations that help make Merced County a better place to live.

ALL DADS MATTER P.O. Box 112 • 2115 W. Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95341-011 • (209) 385-3000, Ext. 5484 Merced County Human Services Agency’s “All Dads Matter Program” strives to increase parental effectiveness of fathers by helping them understand the vital roles they play in their children’s lives. “All Dads Matter” promotes responsible parenting through education, empowerment, mentoring and supportive services.

ALPHA PREGNANCY HELP CENTER 645 W. Olive Ave., Ste. 321 • Merced, CA 95348 • (209) 383-4700 The center provides education and support services to women facing crisis pregnancy situations, and teaches clients how to be the best parent they can be.

ATWATER CARING ABOUT KIDS COMMUNITY COUNCIL 1401 Broadway Ave. • Atwater, CA 95301 • (209) 357-6124 The council is committed to the well-being of Atwater’s youth and community in providing the coordination and leadership necessary for the prevention and reduction of alcohol, tobacco and drug use, gang involvement and the promotion and maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.

ATWATER POLICE ACTIVITIES LEAGUE

CAMP GREEN MEADOW 632 W. 13th St. • Merced, 95341 • (559) 642-0122 Jack L. Boyd outdoor school is a week-long residential outdoor science and environmental education program for fifth and sixth grade students from schools throughout Central California. The Green Meadows facility is at the edge of Yosemite Park and also serves as a conference and retreat center.

CASTLE AIR MUSEUM 5050 Santa Fe Dr. • Atwater, CA 95301 • (209) 723-2178 The museum provides low-cost tours for schools, clubs and organizations to showcase the military heritage for future generations.

CASTLE CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER 3460 Challenger Way • Atwater, CA 95301 • (209) 726-0296 The learning center exposes young minds to the fundamentals of science, technology and engineering in an entertaining manner. The exhibits open minds to the infinite possibilities that exist in a world of math and science. It also exposes students to applied uses of science and math that further their understanding of how basic principals can eventually catapult to advancements that literally open up new worlds to them.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA 336 W. Main St., Ste. 1 • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 383-2494 Provide services to people in need regardless of race, age, color, creed or religious affiliation. The services provided are those not being met by other organizations. They have a multi-lingual staff available for translation.

750 Bellevue Rd. • Atwater, CA 95301 • (209) 357-0986 Organizes a variety of social, educational and recreational activities available to youth (5 to 17) and provides an interactive forum and dialogue between police, citizens and the youth of Atwater and Merced to benefit community building.

BOY AND GIRLS CLUB OF MERCED COUNTY 615 W. 15th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 722-9922 SMART Moves (Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training) The club’s programs provide knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs. At-risk youth learn to avoid drug-related activities and postpone sexual activity.

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CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING 710 W. 18th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (800) 224-2274 The center advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. They offer services to assist people with disabilities to reach their goals of independence. In addition, the Center for Independent Living offers advocacy services to assist consumers in matters involving benefits, housing and employment.

CENTER FOR VISION ENHANCEMENT – COVE P.O. Box 2036 • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 722-8118 The Center provides assessment and other services where an individual can receive help in dealing with loss of eyesight through an individualized plan focusing on developing skills to promote and/or maintain independent living.

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CEREBRAL PALSY ASSOCIATION OF MERCED COUNTY

GREATER YOSEMITE COUNCIL, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

632 W. 13th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 381-6744

4031 Technology Dr. • Modesto, CA 95348 (209) 545-6320 • www.bsa-gyc.org

Provides equipment, home modifications and more, as well as emergency food and assistance to those afflicted with cerebral palsy and their families. Therapeutic education and physical education support activities are also available.

CHALLENGED FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER 827 W. 20th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 385-5314 Provides parent-to-parent supportive services to families who have members with disabilities. Also provides services directly to families through in-home behavioral consultations.

COATS 4 KIDS 303 Jimmy Ct. • Los Banos, CA 93635 • (209) 769-3364

Soccer and Scouting: Hispanic youth and families outreach incorporating competition and lifelong values of the scouting program.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY P.O. Box 423 • Atwater, CA 95301 • (209) 358-3811 Program builds new homes and remodels existing homes that are sold to families at cost with a no-interest loan, which is to be repaid within 20 to 25 years.

HARVEST TIME 1021 R St. • Merced, CA 95341 • (209) 723-2395

Serves underprivileged persons in need of a coat, work apparel and general clothing.

This organization assists in providing nutritional needs and clothing for the needy in Merced County. They share food with other outreaches including churches, Rescue Missions and mental health facilities. The program emphasizes youth so they will exceed in school.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING SERVICE CENTER, INC.

HEALTHY HOUSE

3337 M St. • Merced, CA 95348 • (209) 726-7783

1729 Canal St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 724-0102

This group provides education, interpreting, employment, independent living and advocacy to deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deafblind individuals in Merced County.

Their focus is to improve the health and well-being of all people in our community by building respect between cultures.

DOS PALOS YOUTH IN CRISIS AND OUTREACH 2127 Blossom St. • Dos Palos, CA 93620 • (559) 790-1499 This outreach group provides quality foods to those with limited access to nutritional food due to homelessness, runaways, parental neglect or poverty.

FOUNDATION FOR IMPROVED LIVING – CIRCLES

HINDS HOSPICE 410 W. Main St., Ste. A • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 383-3123 www.hindshospice.com Hinds Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides in-home care and aid to people in the final stages of their life. These services are also available for patients in skilled nursing hospitals and residential care facilities as well. Their mission is to uphold the dignity and ease the suffering of the terminally ill while supporting their loved ones and those who are grieving.

936 W. 18th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 349-8057

LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP

The foundation is launching a community initiative to end poverty in Merced County. The focus will be to help transition individual families into economic self-sufficiency.

1900 Shaffer Rd. • Atwater, CA 95301 • (209) 357-7137

GIRL SCOUTS – HEART OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA 3621 Forest Glen Dr. • Modesto, CA 95356 • (209) 522-9001

Their mission is to serve the poor and needy families in our community through love and respect by providing them temporary free food and clothing. By serving these recipients through support programs, our focus is to give back self-respect and self-esteem to become contributing members in our community.

Outreach to low-income girls, ages 5-17, to help them grow strong and develop self-esteem and values.

LIFELINE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

GOLDEN VALLEY HEALTH CENTERS

731 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. B, #165 • Merced, CA 95340 (209) 201-2905

737 W. Childs Ave. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 383-1848 This nonprofit health care center provides comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to ethnically diverse populations, including migrant and seasonal workers, Southeast Asian refugees and the homeless.

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Program that joins together and builds stronger communities in California’s Central Valley by discovering and mobilizing resources already in the community and working together to empower individuals and groups to take steps to learn and use their gifts and passions to make a change in their lives and the lives around them. 

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LIVINGSTON MEDICAL GROUP

MERCED SHAKESPEAREFEST

1130 Main St. • Livingston, CA 95334 • (209) 394-7075, Ext. 103

28 W. 27th St. • Merced, CA 95340

Program developed to distribute toolkits that will be distributed to local childcare providers particularly in the low-income communities throughout Merced County. The kit will provide items needed to train, educate and encourage local child care centers to create healthy environments within their center.

This theatrical company provides free live entertainment of William Shakespeare plays throughout the summer in Applegate Park in Merced.

LOVE INC 520 W. Canal St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 383-7034 This faith-based organization serves as a clearinghouse to the community. They keep an active list of resources collected by churches within the county and refer out to those in need by matching equipment, food and clothing that has been requested. This is done through confidential intake counselors. Computer systems aid in networking with other churches and organizations.

MERCED CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 452 W. Main St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 725-8587 Playhouse Merced exists to entertain, educate and enlighten community audiences and students through the artistic medium of live theatre. Maintains a Children’s Conservatory program, which entertains students throughout Central California.

MERCED COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL 645 W. Main St. • Merced, CA • (209) 388-1090 www.artsmerced.org Provides youth with educational and therapeutic experience in the performing, visual and literary arts through workshops, performances, festivals and teacher services. Focused programs are for art classes and storytelling to preschool-aged children. Additional educational materials are given out to parents to engage their children in social and creative activities throughout the day, which will develop the necessary skills to become successful learners in elementary school.

MERCED COUNTY FOOD BANK 3058 N. Beachwood Dr. • Merced, CA 95348 • (209) 726-3663 This is the central supplier to emergency food providers in Merced County.

MERCED COUNTY HEALTHCARE CONSORTIUM P.O. Box 2627 • Merced, CA 95344 • (209) 381-2000, Ext. 7008 The Consortium’s responsibility is to increase healthcare resources in Merced County, expand health care access and create an increase in healthcare professionals in Merced County through their leadership program.

MERCED LAO FAMILY 855 W. 15th St. • Merced, CA 95341 • (209) 384-7384 The Merced Lao Family provides Southeast Asian programs, which encourage self-respect and self-sufficiency. They build an informed and compassionate society through educational outreach and work to maintain pride in cultural history.

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MERCED RESCUE MISSION 1921 Canal St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 722-9269 www.mercedmission.org Serves hot meals, delivers food baskets and provides clothing to the needy, homeless and indigent of Merced County.

THE SALVATION ARMY 1440 W. 12th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 383-4225 This Christian-based organization attempts to meet the needs of people, whatever those needs are without discrimination.

U.C. MERCED POLICE MENTOR PROGRAM P.O. Box 2034 • Merced, CA 95344 • (209) 228-8273 Students at UC Merced visit several elementary school sites in Merced to work with young students in after school programs on a daily basis.

VALLEY CRISIS CENTER 529 W. 19th St. • Merced, CA 95341 • (209) 725-7900 Crisis Line: (209) 722-4357 Merced County’s only recognized domestic violence and rape crisis intervention center, which provides services to victims in a culturally sensitive, non-discriminatory manner.

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES/PROJECTS The two programs listed below are collaborations between multiple agencies and programs that have joined forces to make a stronger and more positive impact to the residents in our community:

BUSINESS AND EDUCATION ALLIANCE OF MERCED COUNTY – “BEAM” 632 W. 13th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 201-2590 This is a partnership between committed business, education, government and community leaders who support education, workforce development and economic growth in Merced County. The mission is to support each child’s journey – from preschool to productivity. The major focus of the program is to advocate and obtain quality childcare for all children in Merced County.

COMMUNITY VIOLENCE INTERVENTION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM – “COMVIP” 678 W. 18th St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 385-6232 This partnership consists of local agencies, individuals, faith-based and community organizations working collaboratively to reduce violence in our community.

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erced has a dynamic and active faith community. With approximately 70 different churches in the city, residents have many opportunities to connect with their faith and make significant contributions to God and people. Community churches work together in “Churches of Merced,� and personal needs for food and assistance are addressed through Love INC and the Merced Rescue Mission. People who make their home in Merced will find a vibrant community and a warm welcome at our various places of worship.

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Health Care

GOLDEN VALLEY HEALTH CENTER

University Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art equipment in a warm, comfortable environment. Over 95 percent of patients rated their care “excellent,” and 100 percent of those patients surveyed stated they would recommend University Surgery Center to their friends and family. Nearly every surgeon in the area operates at University Surgery Center and nearly every type of outpatient surgery is performed there. The surgery center opened in 2002 and has become a regional center for elective surgery.

797 W. Childs Ave. • Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-5871 • www.gvhc.org

MERCED COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH (MCDMH) 480 E. 13th St. • Merced, CA 95340 (888) 334-0163 • www.co.merced.ca.us/mentalhealth/index.html Golden Valley Health Center (GVHC) is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1972. Their team of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals provides quality, primary health care services to families in the city of Merced and surrounding area – regardless of language, financial or cultural barriers.

MCDMH provides a selection of mental health and alcohol and drug services to children, youth, adults and their families. Services are available in English, Spanish and several Southeast Asian languages. MCDMH services are available 24 hours a day.

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER MERCED

GVHC’s network includes 21 medical sites and seven dental sites, including two freestanding women’s health centers, three school-based centers and a homeless health care program to serve the community. It is charged with a special mission to care for migrant and seasonal farm workers, as well as their families, and to provide culturally appropriate care for limited English speaking patients.

UNIVERSITY SURGERY CENTER 1390 E. Yosemite Ave. • Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-3400 • www.universitysurgerycenter.com 333 Mercy Ave. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 564-5000

University Surgery Center is an outpatient surgery center owned and operated by local surgeons. With seven operating rooms and over 20,000 square feet, it is one of the newest and largest outpatient surgery centers in California.

Mercy Medical Center Merced is located at and offers the community a fully integrated health care system. Services include an acute care hospital, cancer center, family care clinic, general medicine clinic, health education center, home-care services and kids care clinic. Dominican campus, located at 2740 M St. in Merced is committed to providing full-service/scale outpatient surgery and imaging, as well as lab endoscopy, physical therapy services, sleep lab, wound care and home health care services. Call (209) 384-6444 for further details. 

BloodSource Proudly Offers Many Ways for You to Give Back to the Community Schedule a Blood Donation Today Call 866.822.5663

YES, YOU DO SAVE LIVES bloodsource.org | 866.822.5663

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382 East Yosemite Ave., Merced, CA 95340

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Big-city cancer care. Close to home.

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Humankindness. It means bringing you the highest quality cancer treatment at Dignity Health Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center. From diagnosis to treatment, having a community that supports you is just as important as having the best health care possible. With chemo-certified nurses and skilled doctors, our university-based resources are at your service. To learn more, find a doctor, or explore our services, visit mercymerced.org or call 209.564.3600.

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MERCY CANCER CENTER

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

3850 G. St. • Merced, CA 95340 • (209) 396-6000

It is located 50 miles South of Merced in Madera with a satellite office in Merced. The Merced Pediatric Subspecialty Center is located at 1190 Olivewood Dr., Ste. A.

Mercy Cancer Center, an affiliate of world-renowned U.C. Davis Cancer Network, provides medical and radiation oncology including Universityaffiliated clinical experts and state-of-the-art technology treatment options and educational resources.

To say that the Central Valley is lucky to have a facility like Children’s Hospital Central California is an understatement. For over 50 years, countless lives in Central California and beyond have been touched by the healing hands at Children’s. What started over 50 years ago as the humble vision of five women has grown into one of the 10 largest freestanding children’s hospitals in the nation. Today, Children’s Hospital is a 297-bed pediatric medical center on a 50-acre campus in Madera County. They now have more than 500 doctors practicing in over 40 pediatric subspecialties with clinics and services throughout Central California. In 2004, Children’s Hospital received the prestigious Magnet Nursing Services Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet Award is given to less than three percent of all hospitals in the country. Children’s is the only pediatric Magnet hospital west of the Rockies. The hospital’s effect on kids is not just felt in the Valley; their primary service area encompasses over 45,000 square miles, stretching from Stockton to Bakersfield and

Central Valley Nephrology Medical Associates [CVN]

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MERCED NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER

LA SIERRA CARE CENTER

Our highly dedicated nursing professionals deliver care that allows our residents to achieve their highest level of function, therefore allowing them to return to a lower level of care. We strive to care for our residents the way we would want our own family members cared for. We are here to serve your loved ones after their acute stay to assure safe and comfortable short-term rehabilitation.

Short-Term Rehabilitation • Physical, Speech, & Occupational Therapy • Strength and Conditioning Payments Accepted Medicare & Medi-Cal • Post-Acute Rehabilitation • Orthopedic and Stroke Most HMO & PPO Rehabilitation Private Pay & Private Insurances • Home safety evaluation

Merced Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 510 W. 26th Street Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2911

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• Skilled Services • Pain management • Intravenous Therapy • Wound care • Hospice, Respite, and Palliative Care • Restorative Nursing & Dining Programs

La Sierra Care Center 2424 M Street Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4224

Atul T. Roy, M.D. Daniel Ikemiyashiro, M.D. Board Certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine • Kidney Disease • Dialysis • High Blood Pressure • Kidney Transplant • Diabetes with Kidney Problems • Bilingual Physicians & Staff

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Our doctors are here for you. Here at Dignity Health Medical Group - Merced, our doctors are known and trusted to offer a wealth of expertise. Together, they ensure our ability to provide excellent primary and specialty care. We also make it simple for you to meet them, with easy online scheduling and same-day availability. Whether you’re feeling under the weather or just ready for a check-up, you’ll find each of our doctors to be an expert in the type of treatment everyone wants to receive: kindness. Visit dignityhealthmedicalgroup.org/merced or call 209.564.3700 for an appointment.

Location: 315 Mercy Ave, Suite 400 Merced CA 95340

• Meal planning & preparation • Bathing, dressing & personal grooming • Transportation assistance • Medication reminders • Elegant home-like Atmosphere • Morning exercise program • Arts & crafts, cooking & baking • Meticulous medication management

• A clean, safe, warm living environment • Weekly laundry service & housekeeping • Exercise, music & crafts programs • Medication management

1450 East 27th Street • Merced, CA 95340

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the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the largest service areas of any children’s hospital in the nation. Children’s is not only one of the biggest pediatric hospitals – it’s one of the best. In national benchmark studies, they are routinely recognized as one of the top four hospitals in their peer group. They have received exceptional ratings in key areas such as pain management, cleanliness and responsiveness to special needs. Their NICU, PICU and trauma services are particularly noteworthy for annually ranking among the highest in their peer groups for survival rates. The mission of Children’s Hospital is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services to the children regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks to the generous donations the hospital receives from its many guilds, private donors and corporate gifts, they are able to fulfill their mission and make sure that children have access to excellent health care.

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At Golden Valley Health Centers we believe that everyone deserves quality health care. That is why we have 26 neighborhood health centers offering you a full range of quality medical, dental and behavioral health services. Our services are available at a site near you. Board Certified Doctors • Pediatrics • Family Medicine • Internal Medicine • OB/Gyn • Dental • Podiatric Medicine

Full Range of Services • Health Education • Counseling Services • Optometry • Lab • Pharmacy • Covered CA Enrollment

SE HABLA ESPAÑOL Ceres • Dos Palos • Newman • Le Grand • Los Banos • Merced Modesto • Patterson • Planada • Turlock • Westley • Riverbank bank

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CONGRESSMAN JIM COSTA

Jim Costa is the Congressman representing California’s 16th Congressional District which includes all of Merced County and parts of both Fresno and Madera Counties. Costa’s grandparents immigrated to the United States from the Azores, and he is very proud of his Portuguese roots. Raised on a dairy farm in Fresno’s Kearney Park area, Congressman Costa is a third-generation family farmer. As a Member of Congress, Costa has applied his farming background to fighting for Valley water, agriculture, and the economy. Costa still grows almonds on his family farm and knows that where water flows, food grows. From pushing for the delivery of rescheduled water to investing in additional storage, he has fought to bring the Valley its fair share of water and improve water reliability. As a farmer, Costa knows the challenges farmers and ranchers face firsthand. 

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ASSEMBLYMAN ADAM GRAY Adam C. Gray was born and raised in Merced working at his grandfathers’ local business, Merced Dairy Supply, and was a member of Golden Valley High School’s first graduating class. He went on to attend Merced Community College before graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

He returned home to work with then Assemblymember, and former Congressman, Dennis Cardoza. At the time, farmers were plagued with soaring energy prices, rolling blackouts, low rainfall and low-cost imports flooding the market. Adam helped exempt fuel and farm equipment from the state sales tax, otherwise known as the “Tractor Tax,” which encouraged farmers to upgrade their equipment and save jobs. He also worked on legislation to create tax incentives for small businesses and first-time homebuyers, defend family farms from scrap metal theft, and protect homeowners against fraudulent loan modifications. 

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Serving as the highest ranking Californian on the House Agriculture Committee, Costa pushed for cooler heads and bipartisanship to prevail with the passage of the long overdue 2014 Farm Bill. Costa also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee that oversees water issues such as water resources planning, research and development and irrigation programs, as well as mining, oil, and gas. His efforts include securing funding for dams, working to overturn unfair federal water regulations, and increasing Valley water allocations. In addition to his committee assignments, Costa is a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition and has worked with his colleagues to support more responsible budgeting practices. Costa’s work to improve the Valley stretches across the district. Costa played a leading role in the bipartisan effort to secure Highway 99 funding in the infrastructure bonds approved by California voters in 2006. Additionally, as the primary author of state legislation to create the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, Costa continues to work with local and state officials to clean up the Valley’s air. During his time in Congress, Costa has continually supported legislation to help businesses both big and small. Most recently, Costa voted to support Trade Promotional Authority which gives the President the strongest possible position at the negotiating table, allowing him to move forward with his current trade discussions, and provides certainty to our trading partners. Trade is the backbone of the San Joaquin Valley’s economy, and passing TPA was an important step in ensuring that the United States remains as the leader in the global marketplace. Costa’s efforts to strengthen Valley agriculture and the economy have been recognized by organizations like The American Farm Bureau Federation who named him a recipient of its “Friend of the Farm Bureau” award. Costa is also a proud recipient of the “Spirit of Enterprise” award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

During his first term in the State Assembly, Adam has consistently brought bipartisan interests together to improve the lives of his constituents in the Central Valley. He played a prominent role in the design of the 2014 Water Bond (Prop 1), advocating to maintain nearly $3 billion to construct new water storage to keep water prices affordable for Valley farmers and businesses. Adam traveled throughout the Valley to bring awareness to California’s valuable FFA programs when funding was threatened. He delivered state resources when Le Grand’s water supplies were threatened and organized an effort to restore the electricity to a disadvantaged neighborhood in Santa Nella when a fire destroyed their power source. He fought for state funding to construct a new special education school in Merced when bureaucratic red tape jeopardized the project and brought international attention to Merced and Stanislaus County as finalists for the multibillion dollar Tesla Motors “Giga-Factory.” Adam has been recognized for his stance on firearms and has been named the 2014 California Rifle and Pistol Association’s “Legislator of the Year.” He is the first Assembly Democrat in nearly a decade to receive the award. The National Rifle and Pistol Association also gave Adam high marks for his work on behalf of gun owners. In November, Adam was reelected to a second term to serve the residents of the 21st Assembly District. The District includes the cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced in Merced County and Ceres, parts of Modesto, Newman, and Patterson in Stanislaus County.

Before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, Costa served for 24 years in the California State Legislature. From 1978 to 1994, he served in the California State Assembly where he was Chairman of the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, and from 1994 to 2002, Costa served in the California State Senate where he was Chairman of the Committee on Agricultural and Water Resources.

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Accountants/CPAs/ Tax Preparer Ted P. Allan, CPA 102 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-2004 www.allan-cpa.com Bayne Bookkeeping & Tax Services 25 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1673 Cassabon & Associates, LLP 575 E. Locust Ave., #203 Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 435-3650 Grey B. Roberts & Company 2824 Park Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-2442 www.robertsandallan.com Kemper CPA Group, LLP 3168 Collins Dr., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-2794 www.kempercpa.com Brent Sales, CPA 102 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-7886 Smith & Stapp 110 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-3955 Spinardi & Jones, Accountancy Corporation 478 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7429 www.obscpa.com Whitehill Accounting 385 W. N. Bear Creek Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-2202 Advertising Agencies/Public Relations/Promotional El Tiempo News P.O. Box 2061 Winton, CA 95388 (209) 201-8100 www.eltiemponews.net Hometown Savings Coupon Books P.O. Box 2061 Winton, CA 95388 (209) 201-8100

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Agriculture Financing & Consulting

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American AgCredit, FLCA 711 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1050 www.agloan.com Agriculture Manufacturing & Processors Border Valley Trading 14503 Harding Rd. Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 669-6000 http://bordervalley.net California Sweet Potato Council P.O. Box 366 Livingston, CA 95334 www.casweetpotatoes.com Del Rio Nut Company 15391 Vinewood Cir. Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-7945 Hilltop Ranch, Inc. 13890 Looney Rd. Ballico, CA 95303 (209) 874-1875 http://hilltopranch.com McLaughlin Hay Service, Inc. 10520 S. Orchard Way El Nido, CA 95317 (209) 777-5090 Zymex Industries, Inc. 168 Hawk Dr. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-2770 www.zymex.com Agriculture Silage Covering Central Valley Silage Covering 4338 W. Bailey Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6185 Agriculture Supplies & Feed Stanislaus Farm Supply 624 E. Service Rd. Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 538-7070 www.stanislausfarmsupply.com

Air Conditioning/Heating Sales & Services

Ace Air, Inc. 137 Heron Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2200 www.aceair-fire.com Aire Serv. Heating & Air Conditioning 196 Riggs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 205-4224 www.aireserv.com/greatermerced The Cooling Shedd Air Conditioning Co. 900 W. 14th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2749 Modern Air Mechanical 2200 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1815 www.modernair.biz Airports/Airlines/Aviation Services American Flight Academy 85 Macready Dr. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 388-1002 www.iflyafa.com Gemini Flight Support 3515 Hardstand Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 725-1455 www.castleairport.com Great Lakes Airlines 1022 Airport Pkwy. Way Cheyenne, WY 82001 (800) 554-5111 www.flygreatlakes.com Merced Regional Airport 20 Macready Dr. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 385-6873 www.flymercedairport.com Alterations Kathy’s Alterations 2808 N. G St., #1 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8286

Ambulance Services

Riggs Ambulance Service, Inc. 100 Riggs Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 725-7000 www.riggsambulance.com Animal Boarding/Training Silver Bell Barn 7160 Hwy. 140 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-3010 www.silverbellbarn.net Apartments Bear Creek Housing 1509 N. Plainsburg Rd. Planada, CA 95365 (209) 382-0261 Castle Vista 2300 Cascade Dr. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-2924 www.castlevista.com Central Valley I & II Apartments 1130 D St. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-9270 www.cbmgroup.net Dorothy Lee Apartments P.O. Box 813 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-4239 Dos Palos Apartments 21100 State Hwy. 33 Dos Palos, CA 93620 (209) 392-2712 www.cbmgroup.net The Grove 340 S. Parsons Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3600 www.thegroveapts.info Meredith Manor Apartments 385 Meredith Ave., #41 Gustine, CA 95322 (209) 854-2504 www.cbmgroup.net Sierra Meadows of Merced 720 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0300

Associate Members Al Bardini 500 Saint Kevin Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-0261 Crookham Ranch 2615 2nd Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2379 Dr. Don De Long 2511 Palora Ave Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-9364 Isenburg & Ericson, Inc. P.O. Box 2144 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 722-7808 Dr. Howard Larson P.O. Box 2124 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 722-2628 Les & Liz McCabe Merced, CA MaryAnn McKissick Merced, CA (209) 723-4164 Jerry O’Banion CA (209) 385-7366 Kathy Wyman Merced, CA Associations/Organizations American Cancer Society 1101 Sylvan Ave., C105 Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 722-3341 Italo-American Lodge 1361 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-8541 Merced County Assoc. of Realtors 635 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2165 www.mercedcounty.com United Way of Merced County 658 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4242

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Attorneys/Legal Services Berliner Cohen Attorneys at Law 2844 Park Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 385-0700 www.berliner.com Geraldine Brown, Attorney at Law 3144 N. G St., Ste. 125-217 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2990 Callister, Hendricks & Spencer 544 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8126 Central California Legal Services, Inc. 1640 N St., #200 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-5466 www.centralcallegal.org Flanagan Law Firm 5330 Mulberry Ave. Atwater, CA 95301-9543 (209) 726-6770 Law Offices of Morse & Pfeiff 828 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-9070 Mason Robbins Browning & Godwin 700 Loughborough Dr., #D Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-9334 Morse, Morse & Morse 760 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0132 Ralph Temple, Attorney At Law 548 W. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0720 Automobile Dealers – New/Used McAuley Motors, Inc. 744 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2777 Merced Chevrolet 1485 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3306 www.mercedchevrolet.com Merced Honda 1775 Auto Center Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8100 www.honda.com Merced Toyota 1400 Auto Center Dr. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 725-9000 www.mercedtoyota.com

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Razzari Automotive Group 1234 Auto Center Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0100 www.razzari.com Ron Smith Buick-PontiacGMC-Jeep 1900 Auto Center Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-5050 www.ronsmithgmc.com Automobile Leasing/Renting Courtesy Rent-A-Car 1055 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-3700 Automobile Paint & Equipment American Powder Coating Company 133 Heron Way Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-3457 Automobile Parts & Supplies Valley Auto Wreckers 1330 N. Lander Ave. Stevinson, CA 95374 (209) 667-0191 Automobile Repairs & Services

Aviation Services Merced Regional Airport 20 Macready Dr. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 385-6873 www.flymercedairport.com Banks/Credit Unions American AgCredit, FLCA 711 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1050 www.agloan.com Central Valley Community Bank 3337 G St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2820 www.cvcb.com Educational Employees Credit Union 127 W. El Portal Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-7421 www.eecufresno.org F&M Bank 2936 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 626-4100 www.fmbonline.com Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union 17 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (800) 877-2345 www.figfederal.com

Don’s Mobile Glass/Don’s Tire & Automotive Service 1635 T St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4576 www.donsmobileglass.com

Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union 1021 Olivewood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-5550 www.mercedschoolcu.org

Pete’s Auto Body, LLC 1002 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3565

Merco Credit Union 1911 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4285 www.merco.org

Rich’s Auto Body 923 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-1022 www.richs-autobody.com Sky Blue Mobile Glass, LLC 1668 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 726-4500 www.skybluemobileglass.com Automobile Wrecking Valley Auto Wreckers 1330 N. Lander Ave. Stevinson, CA 95374 (209) 667-0191

Rabobank, N.A. 2000 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3650 www.rabobankamerica.com Travis Credit Union 1194 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-0732 www.traviscu.org Wells Fargo Bank 555 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5772 www.wellsfargo.com WestAmerica Bank 605 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-6880 www.westamerica.com

Yosemite Farm Credit 760 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1116

Cable Services Comcast Business 1717 Miles Ct. Merced, CA 95348

Banquet Facilities/Halls The Double T Agriculture Museum 22368 W. 2nd Ave. Stevinson, CA 95374 (209) 634-0187 www.thedoublet.com Gateway Gardens 560 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3797

Car Wash Prime Shine Express 1800 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 388-9274 www.primeshine.com Carpet/Upholstery – Cleaners

Italo-American Lodge 1361 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-8541 Bar & Spirits

ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration 1891 Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 726-9182 www.servicemasterclean.com Casinos/Hotels/ Entertainment

Espana’s Restuarant 1460 E. Pacheco Blvd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-4041 Beauty Salons/Nail Salons/ Supplies Sierra College of Beauty 1340 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2989 Beverage Distributors Delta-Sierra Beverage 3700 Finch Rd. Modesto, CA 95357-4140 (209) 522-9011 www.sierrabeverage.com Buses – Charter/Rental VIA Adventures, Inc. 300 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-1315 www.viabus.travel

Playhouse Merced 452 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8587 www.playhousemerced.com Table Mountain Casino 8184 Table Mountain Rd. Friant, CA 93626 (800) 541-3637 www.tmcasino.com Caterers Gateway Gardens 560 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3797 Togo’s 3146 N. G St., #107 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8800 Chiropractors

Business Consulting & Training/Services Alliance Small Business Development 1810 K St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 386-1008 www.alliancesbdc.com Business Forms & Systems Carpenter Printing 1574 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2888 www.carpenterprinting.com

Garvey Chiropractic 3349 G St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3000 Churches/Ministries LifeSpring Church Merced, CA (209) 327-0308 www.lifespringchurch.net Yosemite Church 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-5038 www.yosemitechurch.com

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Young Life 731 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. B, #145 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 628-4576 www.younglifemerced.com Clinics & Medical Groups Central Valley Nephrology Medical Associates, Inc. 1140 Olivewood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-2121 El Portal Imaging Center 3365 G St., Ste. 100 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-4250 www.elportalimaging.com Golden Valley Health Center 737 W. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1848 Livingston Community Health 1140 Main St. Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-1368 www.visitlch.org Computers – Sales/ Services/Consultants

Consultants U.S. Small Business Administration/SCORE 801 R St., #201 Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 487-5791 www.sba.gov/ca/fresno Contractors – Concrete Builders Concrete, Inc. 3664 W. Ashlan Ave. Fresno, CA 93722 (559) 225-3667 Central Valley Trucking/Concrete 3823 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-8846 www.centralvalleyconcrete.com Jim Brisco Enterprises, Inc. 221 Airpark Rd., Ste. A Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 356-3275 V C Concretem, Inc. P.O. Box 698 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-9175 Contractors – General

AuREUS Consultants P.O. Box 3529 Merced, CA 95344-1529 (209) 230-5818 www.aureusconsultants.com

Blue Moon Construction P.O. Box 312 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 726-1111 www.moonlightinvestment.com

Mid Valley IT 1170 W. Olive Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (800) 931-2043 www.midvalleyit.com

Bret Briggs Construction 1710 Miles Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-6939 www.bretbriggs.com

Concrete Products Builders Concrete, Inc. 3664 W. Ashlan Ave. Fresno, CA 93722 (559) 225-3667 Calaveras Materials, Inc. 12523 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 563-6907 Central Valley Trucking/Concrete 3823 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-8846 www.centralvalleyconcrete.com Construction Supplies Santa Fe Aggregates 11650 N. Shaffer Rd. Winton, CA 95388 (209) 358-3303

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John Rohrer Construction 1005 E. Childs Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-6966

Commercial Construction Co. 1425 Motel Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3943 Contractors – Landscaping Evergreen Landscape Service P.O. Box 3902 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 357-1516 www.evergreen-landscape-service.com Contractors – Paint/ Wallcovering Tom Brown Painting 2981 Sequoia Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6924 Contractors – Remodeling Artisan Construction & Design 2949 Sunnyfield Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2000 http://artisanconstruction.com Contractors – Solar APG Solar 2339 N. Buhach Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-1468 www.apgsolar.com Copier Sales/Services Mo-Cal Office Solutions 1311 Woodland Ave. Modesto, CA 95351 (209) 529-8121 www.mocal.net Dairy Distributors

O P Development, Inc. 145 Riggs Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-2851

California Dairies, Inc. 1175 Pacheco Blvd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-4901

Rolfe Construction 3573 Southern Pacific Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-5548

Saputo Dairy Foods USA, Inc. 299 5th Ave. Gustine, CA 95322 (209) 854-6461

Rucker Construction, Inc. 102 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-2640 Contractors – Industrial/ Commercial Clendenin Bros., Inc. P.O. Box 1342 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-9367

Dentists/Orthodontists First Step Dental 155 N. El Portal Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 720-2700 Olive Dental Care 3040 Park Ave., Ste. H Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-7789 www.olivedental.com

Scott A. Smith, DDS 1156 Olivewood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-2367 www.smithdds.com Dialysis DaVita 3393 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-0013 Disposal Service/Waste Management Waste Management – Winton Disposal 730 Industry Way Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-2159 www.wm.com Distributors McLane Pacific, Inc. 3876 E. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2500 Domestic Violence Services Valley Crisis Center 1960 P St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-7900 Educational Institutions/ Schools Challenged Family Resource Center 827 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-5314 www.challenged.mcoe.org Fresno Pacific University – Merced Center 3379 G St., Bldg. P Merced, CA 95340 (209) 354-5900 www.fresno.edu/merced Merced City School District 444 W. 23rd St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-6600 Merced College 3600 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-6000 www.mccd.edu Merced County Office of Education 632 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-6600 www.mcoe.org

Merced Union High School District P.O. Box 2147 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 385-6571 www.muhsd.org Milan Institute 780 Loughborough Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 230-9420 www.milaninstitute.edu Sierra College of Beauty 1340 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2989 University of California – Merced 5200 N. Lake Rd. Merced, CA 95343 (209) 228-4400 www.ucmerced.edu WestMed College 330 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. 201 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 386-6300 www.westmedcollege.edu Electrical Services/Repairs Dom’s Electric Motor Shop 551 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-1980 TEA Solar 3797 N. Hwy. 59, Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 564-8359 www.teasolar.com Employment Agencies & Consultants Central Valley Opportunity Center 6838 Bridget Ct. Winton, CA 95388 (209) 357-0062 www.cvoc.org Employment Development Department 1205 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-5404 Kings View Work Experience P.O. Box 774 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-0321 Merced County Department of Workforce Investment 1880 W. Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-2000 Prompt Staffing 1777 G St., #7 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-6281

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Engineering – Consultants/ Civil/Structural

Farm Equipment – Sales/ Services/Supplies

Gallo Cattle Company P.O. Box 775 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 394-7984

Condor Earth Technologies, Inc. 1739 Ashby Rd., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 388-9601 www.condorearth.com

Belkorp Ag, LLC 1486 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8031 www.belkorpag.com

Golden Valley Engineering & Surveying 405 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3200 www.gves.us

Kellogg’s Supply 45 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1501 wwwl.kelloggssupply.com

Live Oak Farms 13401 E. Jefferson St. LeGrand, CA 95333 (209) 389-4576 www.liveoakfarms.com

Kirby Manufacturing, Inc. P.O. Box 989 Merced, CA 95341-0989 (209) 723-0778

McLaughlin Hay Service, Inc. 10520 S. Orchard Way El Nido, CA 95317 (209) 777-5090

Laird Manufacturing 531 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-4145 www.lairdmfg.com

Merced River Farms, Inc. 13640 Collier Rd. Delhi, CA 95315 (209) 394-2712

Quad Knopf 2816 Park Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-2066 Equestrian Barn/Lessons/ Training & Breeding Silver Bell Barn 7160 Hwy. 140 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-3010 www.silverbellbarn.net Equipment Rental/Trucks & Trailers/Tools Holt of California, Sacramento 7440 California 140 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-9990 U-Haul International 749 N. Blackstone Ave. Fresno, CA 93701 (800) 742-1898 www.uhaul.com United Rentals Equipment Rental 1346 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2984 www.unitedrentals.com Eviction Service Merced County Eviction Service 540 W. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2489 Fairs & Festivals Merced County Fair 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-1506 www.mercedcountyfair.com

N & S Tractor 600 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-5888 Farm Supplies Stanislaus Farm Supply 624 E. Service Rd. Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 538-7070 www.stanislausfarmsupply.com Farmers’ Market Make Someone Happy Merced, CA (209) 233-9224 Merced Certified Farmers Market 9901 E. Buchanan Hollow Rd. LeGrand, CA 95333 (209) 358-8949 www.mercedcfm.com Farms/Ranches/Dairies Cunningham Ranch 1115 N. Cunningham Rd. Le Grand, CA 95333 (209) 382-0222 East Lake Ranch 14011 East Ave. Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 668-3276 Ed Silva Farms 117 E. El Nido Rd. El Nido, CA 95317 (209) 722-7738 Fanelli Dairy 7689 Washington St. Hilmar, CA 95324 (209) 668-8097

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Hunt Farms, LLC 3140 N. Arboleda Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 631-2728

Success Capital Expansion & Development Corp. 1100 14th St., Ste. B Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 521-9372 www.scedco.org UBS Financial Services, Inc. 860 W. Olive Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3911 Florists Merced Floral 2855 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7444 www.mercedsfloral.com

Palazzo Ranch 13355 W. Bisignani Rd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-4632

Merced Fruit Barn 4526 E. Hwy. 140 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-2222

The Phone Connection 3797 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-4546 www.phoneconnectioninc.com Finance Companies Finance & Thrift Company 850 W. Main St., #A Merced, CA 95340 www.financeandthrift.com Financial Planners/ Consultants Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. – Advisor 3337 G St., Ste. D Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6577 www.ameripriseadvisors.com/ steve.h.teranishi Seivert & Associates 3172 Collins Dr., #A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-7401

Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home 901 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6201 www.dignitymemorial.com

Food – Snacks/Sales

Montague Pig Farm 2736 W. Chamberlain Rd. El Nido, CA 95317 (209) 722-0087

Fiber Optics/Telephone Services

Evergreen Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1480 B St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4651 www.evergreenfuneralhome merced.com

Stratford Evans Merced 1490 B St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-4191 www.stratfordevansfunerals.com

Hilmar Cheese Company 9001 N. Lander Ave. Hilmar, CA 95324 (209) 667-6076 www.hilmarcheese.com

Pellissier Farms 2507 N. Arboleda Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-9231

Funeral Services

Furniture Slater’s Home Furnishings 345 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1534 Gasoline/Oil/Propane Distributors Amarant Propane 5500 Fleming Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-2257

Food Processors Foster Poultry Farms 1000 Davis St. Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-7901 Hilmar Cheese Company 9001 N. Lander Ave. Hilmar, CA 95324 (209) 667-6076 www.hilmarcheese.com Joseph Gallo Farms 10561 W. Hwy. 140 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 394-7984

Pazin & Myers, Inc. 129 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2050 Tesei Petroleum, Inc. 1450 G St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-5402 Glass – Auto/Plate/Window Don’s Mobile Glass/Don’s Tire & Automotive Service 1635 T St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4576 www.donsmobileglass.com

Safeway, Inc. 2761 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-2710 www.safeway.com Saputo Dairy Foods USA, Inc. 299 5th Ave. Gustine, CA 95322 (209) 854-6461 Fundraising

Sky Blue Mobile Glass, LLC 1668 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 726-4500 www.skybluemobileglass.com Golf Courses/Ranges

Hometown Savings Coupon Books P.O. Box 2061 Winton, CA 95388 (209) 201-8100

Merced Golf & Country Club 6333 N. Golf Rd. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-6268 Stevinson Ranch Golf Club 2700 N. Van Clief Rd. Stevinson, CA 95374 (209) 668-8200 www.stevinsonranch.com

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Government Assemblymember Adam Gray 690 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-5465 Chief of Police 611 W. 22nd St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-6915 City of Merced 678 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 388-7100 www.cityofmerced.org Congressman Jim Costa 2037 W. Bullard Ave., #355 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 281-6024 Merced County Assoc.of Governments 369 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3153 www.mcagov.org Merced County Department of Workforce Investment 1880 W. Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-2000 Merced County Human Services 2115 W. Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-3000 Merced County Sheriff’s Department 700 W. 22nd St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-7444 Senator Anthony Cannella 1640 N St., Ste. 210 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-5495 www.republican.sen.ca.gov Graphic Design Carpenter Printing 1574 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2888 www.carpenterprinting.com Image Masters 429 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-1691 www.otmonline.com Quad Graphics 2201 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-0444

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Randol Graphics, Marketing & Design P.O. Box 3347 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 384-1640 www.randolgraphics.com Grocers – Retail/Wholesale Costco Wholesale Warehouse 1445 R St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-5020 www.costco.com Food 4 Less 1115 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-2150 FoodMaxx 1300 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-3385 www.savemart.com Grocery Outlet 1125 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-0441 www.groceryourtlet.com McLane Pacific, Inc. 3876 E. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2500 Raley’s 3550 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3689 www.raleys.com Rancho San Miguel Markets 1930 Yosemite Pkwy. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 957-4917 www.food-4-less.com Save Mart Supermarkets #53 150 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7501 Smart & Final 1455 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-2200 http://smartandfinal.com Gun Sales/Supplies Gunrunner 2040 Yosemite Pkwy. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3006 Hardware Harbor Freight Tools 1330 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 386-0829 www.harborfreight.com

The Home Depot 1735 Hwy. 140 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2600 Lowe’s 1750 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 385-5000 www.lowes.com Health & Fitness/Nutrition In Shape Fit – Merced 3275 R St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-8375 www.inshapeclubs.com Health Services Alpha Pregnancy Help Center 700 Loughborough Dr., #A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-4700 www.alphaphc.com Blood Source – Merced County 382 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-0428 www.bloodsource.org Castle Family Health Center 3605 Hospital Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 726-1235 Merced Faculty Associates 3385 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1240 Merced Faculty Associates Medical Group, Inc. 220 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-6351 www.mfamg.com Merced OB/GYN Care 360 E. Yosemite Ave., #300 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 564-3724 www.mercedobgyncare.com Merced Radiology Medical Group Radiology Department 315 Mercy Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9729 Mercy Medical Foundation 2740 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 564-4200 Heating & Air Conditioning Services/Sales Ace Air, Inc. 137 Heron Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2200 www.aceair-fire.com

Aire Serv. Heating & Air Conditioning 196 Riggs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 205-4224 www.aireserv.com/greatermerced The Cooling Shedd Air Conditioning Co. 900 W. 14th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2749 Modern Air Mechanical 2200 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1815 www.modernair.biz Hospice/Assisted Living Bristol Hospice California, LLC 374 E. Yosemite Ave., #200 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1415 Community Hospice 4368 Spyres Way Modesto, CA 95356 (209) 578-6300 www.hospiceheart.org Hinds Hospice 410 W. Main St., #A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3123 www.hindshospice.org Lamerson Landy Care 1599 Broadway Ave., #55 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-9525 www.lamersonlandycare.com Hospitals/Surgical Centers Dignity Health – Mercy Hospital 333 Mercy Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 564-5000 www.mercymercedcares.org Emanuel Medical Center 825 Delbon Ave. Turlock, CA 95382 (209) 667-4200 www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org Valley Children’s Hospital 9300 Valley Children’s Pl. Madera, CA 93638-8763 (559) 353-3000 www.childrenscentralcal.org Insurance Companies/ Adjusters AAA 3065 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-7440 Aflac 222 S. Thor St., Ste. 8 Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 614-1534

Aflac Atwater, CA (209) 947-2472 Allstate – Eason Insurance Agency 3321 G St., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-0771 www.allstate.com Central California Alliance for Health 530 W. 16th St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-5300 www.ccah-alliance.org Chuck Meyer Insurance Co. 2824 Park Ave., Ste. C Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-7774 www.chuckmeyerins.com Farmers Insurance 3371 G St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1988 Farmers Insurance Agency – Miguel Soto 1820 P St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 617-7085 www.farmersagent.com/msoto Fluetsch & Busby Insurance 725 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1541 www.fluetschandbusbyinsurance.com Interwest Insurance Services, Inc. 368 E. Yosemite Ave., #100 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-2329 Leap/Carpenter/Kemps Insurance 3187 Collins Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-0797 http://lckinsurance.com Lovingheart Insurance Agency, Inc. 840 W. Olive Ave., Ste. E Merced, CA 95348 (209) 233-4400 State Farm Insurance 731 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. G Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-4432 http://go2tmoe.com State Farm Insurance 1124 Olive Ave., #102 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-8811 State Farm Insurance – Justi Smith 830 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3208

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Thompson Insurance Agency 450 W. 21st St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1889 Winton Ireland Insurance Agency 687 E. Canal Dr. Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 667-0995 Winton Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance 503 Main St. Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-7925 www.wintonireland.com Investment Companies

Maciel & Co. 310 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-8737 www.macielco.com Land Surveyors Golden Valley Engineering & Surveying 405 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3200 www.gves.us Landscape/Gardening Services

Los Banos Investment Group 1010 Racquet Club Dr., #108 Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 823-2477

Evergreen Landscape Service P.O. Box 3902 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 357-1516 www.evergreen-landscape-service.com

UBS Financial Services, Inc. 860 W. Olive Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3911

Yard Masters 1968 Business Pkwy. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-3056

Irrigation Systems & Equipment Horizon Irrigation & Turf Solutions 3065 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3330 www.horizononline.com Janitorial Maintence/ Service Service Master Commercial Cleaning 1779 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-9185 www.smccsvc.com Jewelers Corkys, Miche’ Purses, Bandals presented by Pauline 556 Nightingale Ct. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-6132 Judd’s Jewelers 1714 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1114 Keri’s Gold & Silver 275 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-6134 Leighton’s Jewelers 514 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5906

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Manufacturing Great Spaces USA 360 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1337 http://greatspacesusa.com Greif, Inc. 2400 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4396 www.greif.com Kirby Manufacturing, Inc. P.O. Box 989 Merced, CA 95341-0989 (209) 723-0778 Label Technology, Inc. 2050 Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1000 www.labeltech.com Laird Manufacturing 531 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-4145 www.lairdmfg.com Los Banos Lumber & Sales Co. 549 Mercey Springs Rd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-5141 S&A Manufacturing 7211 N. Pacific Ave. Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-8048 Scholle Corporation 2500 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-3100

Marketing/Production Randol Graphics, Marketing & Design P.O. Box 3347 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 384-1640 www.randolgraphics.com Youbiquicast Studio (The Ark) 1505 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 606-8833

Merced Faculty Associates Medical Group, Inc. 220 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-6351 www.mfamg.com Mercy Medical Foundation 2740 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 564-4200

Meat – Retail/Wholesale

Professional Benefit Services 528 Leslie Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-9136

Los Banos Abattoir Company 1312 W. Pacheco Blvd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-2212

University Surgery Center 1390 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-3400 www.universitysurgerycenter.com

Richwood Meat Co. 2751 N. Santa Fe Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-8171 www.richwoodmeat.com Yosemite Valley Beef Packing Company 970 E. Sandy Mush Rd. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4060 Medical Equipment/Supplies Aspiranet 815 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3090 www.aspiranet.org Merced Faculty Associates 3385 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1240 Merced Medical Supply 1827 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3832 www.mercedmedicalsupply.com Medical Services/Training California Sleep Center 3389 G St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-9400 Dignity Health Medical Group Merced 315 Mercy Ave., Ste. 400 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 564-3715 www.mercymercedmedgroup.org Horisons Unlimited Health Care 936 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-5200 www.huhc.org

Merchant Services Vantiv, Inc. San Joaquin Valley, CA (559) 736-6492 www.vantiv.com

Motel 6 1983 E. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1303 www.motel6.com Travelodge Merced Yosemite 1260 Yosemite Pkwy. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-6224 www.travelodge.com Moving & Storage Cal Storage, LLC 2215 E. Gerard Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9800 www.calstorageselfstorage.com Central Self Storage 3 W. 23rd & G Streets Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-7867 www.centralselfstorage.com Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc. 2425 Santa Fe Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9840

Mortgage Companies Opes Advisors 3040 Park Ave., #A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-4204 www.mmcdcorp.com

Gerard Self Storage 97 E. Gerard Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-7996 www.gerardselfstorage.com Smith Van & Storage Co., Inc. 1120 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8166

Opes Advisors 2819 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-4409 www.opesadvisors.com

Museums

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc. 1160 W. Olive Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-9405 www.honesthomelending.com Robert Dylina 53 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 631-1681

The Double T Agriculture Museum 22368 W. 2nd Ave. Stevinson, CA 95374 (209) 634-0187 www.thedoublet.com Newspapers

Supreme Lending 3174 Collins Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 626-4690 www.rpm-mortgage.com Motels/Hotels/Bed & Breakfast Hampton Inn & Suites Merced 225 S. Parsons Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 386-1210 http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com Holiday Inn Express 151 S. Parsons Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-3700 www.hiexpress.com/mercedca

Between Friends P.O. Box 518 Planada, CA 95365 (209) 261-0007 El Tiempo News P.O. Box 2061 Winton, CA 95388 (209) 201-8100 www.eltiemponews.net Merced County Times 6950 Gerard Ave. Winton, CA 95388 (209) 358-5311 Merced Sun Star 3033 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1511 www.mercedsun-star.com

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Nonprofit Organizations/ Associations Alliance Small Business Development 1810 K St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 386-1008 www.alliancesbdc.com Alpha Pregnancy Help Center 700 Loughborough Dr., #A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-4700 www.alphaphc.com American Red Cross – Central Valley Region 301 W. 18th St., Ste. 104 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2150 www.redcross.org/ centralvalleyregion Aspiranet 815 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3090 www.aspiranet.org Central Valley Coalition For Affordable Housing 3351 M St., Ste. 100 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 388-0782 www.camhpra.org/id90.htm Challenged Family Resource Center 827 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-5314 www.challenged.mcoe.org Habitat for Humanity of Merced County P.O. Box 423 Atwater, CA 95301-0423 (209) 726-0850 Horisons Unlimited Health Care 936 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-5200 www.huhc.org Lao Family, Inc. 1748 Miles Ct., #B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-7384 League of California Cities 6508 Walnut Haven N. Hughson, CA 95326 (209) 614-0118 LifeSpring Church Merced, CA (209) 327-0308 www.lifespringchurch.net Livingston Farmers Association P.O. Box 456 Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-7941 Make Someone Happy Merced, CA (209) 233-9224 www.merced-chamber.com

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Merced Booster Club P.O. Box 1562 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 761-0815 Merced County Community Action Agency 1235 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4565 www.mercedcaa.org Merced County Food Bank 2000 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-3663 Merced County Historical Society 621 W. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2401 www.mercedmuseum.org Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. 855 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-7384 Merced Symphony Association P.O. Box 894 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-3277 www.mercedsymphony.org Playhouse Merced 452 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8587 www.playhousemerced.com Resources for Independence 710 W. 18th St., Ste. 5 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1683 www.ricv.org Notary McCracken Notary Merced, CA (209) 769-8122 James W. North, Notary Public Merced, CA (209) 722-7680 Nursing/Home Health/ Hospice Service Comfort Keepers 478 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. C Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-8007 www.comfortkeepers.com Guardian Angel Home Care 2078 Spy Glass Ct. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 605-5239 La Sierra Merced Nursing Rehab 2424 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4224

Merced Nursing/Rehab Center 510 W. 26th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2911 www.countryvillahealth.com Optometrists Advanced Eye Healthcare – Optometry 197 W. El Portal Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-2110 Kellee D. Meyer, O.D. 2848 Park Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-1408 Paint/Wallcoverings Kelly Moore Paint Co. 1637 V St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3508 http://kellymoore.com Party Rentals/Supplies Classic Party Rentals 4623 McHenry Ave. Modesto, CA 95356 (209) 521-1530 www.classicpartyrentals.com Payroll Services Paychex 7355 N. Palm Ave., Ste. #100 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 432-1100 www.paychex.com Pest Control Bob’s Community Pest Control 2911 Business Pkwy. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-9923 Clark Pest Control 1370 Merced Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0662 www.weneedyou.com D & D Pest Control 1825 E. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6070 Pet Store Armstrong’s Pet World 2941 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2350

Pharmacies El Portal Pharmacy 3377 G St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-8880 Valley Prescription and Compounding 330 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5765 http://valleyrxandcompounding.com Physical Fitness/Exercise Curves/Jenny Craig 28 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8783 www.curvesforwomen.com In Shape Fit – Merced 3275 R St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-8375 www.inshapeclubs.com Physical Therapy Rascal Creek Physical Therapy 3327 M St., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1030 www.rascalcreekpt.com Plumbing Supplies & Repair Service Shannon Pump 275 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3904 Postal Service/Shipping Mail Boxes Merced 23 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 230-5589 www.mailboxesmerced.com

Property Management Bear Creek Properties 2825 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 233-9229 www.bcpmerced.com Century 21 – Salvadori Realty 3500 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6475 www.century21.com Merced Old 99 Reality 1590 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1594 www.mcgarryrentalproperties.com Real Property Management Valley Wide 1164 Olivewood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-7761 www.valleywiderpm.com Red Rock Properties P.O. Box 2325 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 382-0131 Publishers Valley Yellow Pages 5172 Kiernan Ct., Ste. C Salida, CA 95368 (209) 543-1414 www.myyp.com Radio Stations Alpha Media, LLC – KUBB 96.3/ HOT 104.7 510 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-7900 www.kubb.com KCIV 99.9 Radio 301 W. 18th St., Ste. 201 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-7161

The UPS Store 3144 N. G St., #125 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-8543 www.theupsstore.com

Radio Merced – Mapleton Communications 1020 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2192

Printing/Copying

Real Estate – Appraisers

Quad Graphics 2201 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-0444 Propane/Gasoline/Oil Distributors Cardgas, Inc. 129 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2050

Appraisal Alliance of Merced 860 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-0991 www.appraisemerced.com Bob Arnold Association/ Arnold Realty 1018 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3971

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The Thomas Wilkins Company 1429 Motel Dr., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9600 Real Estate – Brokers Bob Arnold Association/ Arnold Realty 1018 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3971 Real Estate – Developers

Gonella Realty Property Management/Mondo Building 701 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-6277 www.gonellarentals.com Heppner & Associates, L.P. 3516 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 www.goodneighborrealtors.com Heritage Management Group 767 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2244

Blue Moon Construction P.O. Box 312 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 726-1111 www.moonlightinvestment.com

Larks Realty, Inc. 531 W. Main St., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-8600 www.larksrealty.com

Lyons Investments 10555 Maze Blvd. Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 522-1762

Jacob Morgner – Tinetti Realty Group 2930 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 617-2679 www.mercedrealestate.com

Rucker Construction, Inc. 102 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-2640 Real Estate – Ranches & Farms Lyons Investments 10555 Maze Blvd. Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 522-1762 Jacob Morgner – Tinetti Realty Group 2930 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 617-2679 www.mercedrealestate.com Real Estate – Services/ Management Century 21 – Salvadori Realty 3500 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6475 www.century21.com Coldwell Banker – Gonella Realty 701 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-2171 www.gonellarealty.com Del Mar Real Estate Group 731 E. Yosemite Ave., #B122 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 628-5517 Flanagan Realty 2098 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4337 www.flanaganhomes.com

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Paramjeet Singh – Century 21 M&M and Associates 2995 R St., Ste. 102 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 564-9999 www.jammurealtors.com Tinetti Realty Group 2930 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3885 www.mercedrealestate.com Recreational Facilities Los Banos Sportsman’s Association 13989 N. Mercey Springs Rd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 769-5581 www.losbanostrapshooting.com Recyclers American Recycling Co. 2070 Morgan Rd. Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 537-4410 www.americanrecyclingca.com Modesto Junk Co., Inc. 1425 9th St. Modesto, CA 95353 (209) 522-1435 www.modestojunk.com Universal Service Recycling Merced, Inc. 450 N. Tower Rd. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 233-3100 www.usrscrap.com

Rehabilitation Hospital Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital 1685 Shaffer Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-3420 www.anberryhospital.com Avalon Health Care Group – Hy-Lord 3170 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-1056 Restaurants/Cafes ALIA Corporation/McDonald’s 140 Heron Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3716 Almond Tree Restaurant 1490 Sycamore Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-6331 The Branding Iron 640 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1822 www.thebrandingiron-merced.com DiCicco’s Italian Resturant of Merced 3360 N. State Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-1801 Espana’s Restuarant 1460 E. Pacheco Blvd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 826-4041 Five . Ten . Bistro 510 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-0280 www.fivetenbistro.com Jantz Cafe & Bakery 3361 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-5157 www.jantzcafe.com King’s Asian Cuisine 360 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-9838 Nagame Japanese Restaurant 2650 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1677 Noah’s Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine 1327 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 349-8660 Panda Express 710 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-0901 www.pandaexpress.com

Paul’s Place 2991 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-1339

Treasured Ornaments 265 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-6735 www.treasuredornaments.com

Port of Subs 731 E. Yosemite Ave., #E Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2436

Valley Pistachio Country Store 20865 Ave. 20 Madera, CA 93637 (559) 674-0020

Sizzler 1334 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-7100 Strings Italian Cafe 731 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-9777 www.facebook.com/ stringsitalanmerced Subway 3566 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-4190 Subway – Merced Mall 851 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-1788 Subway #45054 3360 Hwy. 59, Ste. D Merced, CA 95340 (209) 233-9348 Togo’s 3146 N. G St., #107 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8800

Diamond Prints 1232 Tahoe St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-4373 www.diamondprintsonline.com Image Masters 429 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-1691 www.otmonline.com Soccer City 739 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 233-9003

Guardco Security Services 1360 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4273 www.guardcosecurity.com Hoffman Electronic Systems 2301 Aviation Dr. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 384-3305 www.hoffmanelectronics.com

Wetzel’s Pretzels 721 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95340 Retail/Department Stores Big 5 Sporting Goods 1746 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-1079 www.big5sportinggoods.com Corkys, Miche’ Purses, Bandals presented by Pauline 556 Nightingale Ct. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-6132

Lowe’s 1750 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 385-5000 www.lowes.com

Screen Printing/Embroidery

Security Services/Systems

Toni’s Courtyard Cafe 516 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-2580

The Home Depot 1735 Hwy. 140 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2600

Walmart Stores, Inc. 3055 Loughborough Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-1275

PROtech Security & Electronics, Inc. 104 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 388-1376 www.protechsecurity.us Self-Storage/Storage Facilities Cal Storage, LLC 2215 E. Gerard Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9800 www.calstorageselfstorage.com Central Self Storage 3 W. 23rd & G Streets Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-7867 www.centralselfstorage.com Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc. 2425 Santa Fe Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9840

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Gerard Self Storage 97 E. Gerard Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-7996 www.gerardselfstorage.com Smith Van & Storage Co., Inc. 1120 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8166 Senior Assisted Living/ Independent Living Hampshire Retirement Residence 3460 R St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-3500 La Sierra Merced Nursing Rehab 2424 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4224 Merced Nursing/Rehab Center 510 W. 26th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2911 www.countryvillahealth.com Mission Gardens 1450 E. 27th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3300 www.amiesmissiongardens.com Pacifica Senior Living – Merced 3420 R St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-9700 Park Merced 3050 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-3300 www.amiesseniorcare.com Senior Services Comfort Keepers 478 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. C Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-8007 www.comfortkeepers.com Guardian Angel Home Care 2078 Spy Glass Ct. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 605-5239 Lamerson Landy Care 1599 Broadway Ave., #55 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-9525 www.lamersonlandycare.com

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Merced Senior Citizens, Inc. 755 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-8803 Sierra Meadows of Merced 720 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0300 Terrie’s TLC Senior Care & Residential Homes 3460 R St., #339 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 658-9204 Service Providers Vault Works 1666 N St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 261-4274 Shooting Range Los Banos Sportsman’s Association 13989 N. Mercey Springs Rd. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 769-5581 www.losbanostrapshooting.com Shopping Centers

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Comcast Business 1717 Miles Ct. Merced, CA 95348

Merced Mall, Ltd. 713 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3981 www.mercedmall.com

Creative Voice & Data Networking 128 Heron Way, Ste. D Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-6047

Signs Sign Ninja 3144 N. G St., #125-316 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-4051 www.sign.ninja Solar Power – Contractors APG Solar 2339 N. Buhach Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-1468 www.apgsolar.com NRG Home Solar 870 Piper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (800) 757-6527 www.nrghomesolar.com

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Title Insurance Companies Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. 105 W. El Portal Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3911 www.fidelitymerced.com TransCounty Title Co. 635 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4660 www.transcountytitle.com

Hansen Tire 1631 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4181 Tire World 1021 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-8473

Trucking/Transport West Mark P.O. Box 100 Ceres, CA 95307 (209) 537-4747 Uniforms

Translation Kramer Translation 893 Massasso St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-0425

Elite Uniforms 451 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-4893 Utilities

Transportation American Flight Academy 85 Macready Dr. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 388-1002 www.iflyafa.com VIA Adventures, Inc. 300 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-1315 www.viabus.travel

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Travel Agents Chamber Discoveries 1300 E. Shaw Ave., #127 Fresno, CA 93710 (866) 952-2884 www.chamberdiscoveries.com Citslinc International, Inc. 108 N. Ynez Ave., #205 Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626) 573-8669 www.citslinc.com Trophies/Awards

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Central Valley Trophies 420 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3225 ETCH THIS! And That ... 1810 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-2026 www.etchthisandthat.com

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Leap/Carpenter/Kemps Insurance Agency ........................................... 51 Merced College Business Resource Center .. ......................................... 52 Merced Fruit Barn ................................................................................. 4 Merced Mall ........................................................................................ 22 Merced Regional Airport ..................................................................... 12 Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union ................................. 25 Mercy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center ............................................. 36 Milan Institute .................................................................................... 50 Motel 6 Merced CA ............................................................................. 14 Retail Hospitality Tourism Sector of California Community Colleges Central Region ............................ 21 Roberta Flanagan Realtor, Inc. ............................................................ 15 Santa Fe Pet Hospital, Inc. .................................................................. 24 Slater's Home Furnishings .................................................................. 16 Table Mountain Casino ....................................................................... 19 The Bus ............................................................................................... 11 UC Merced ......................................................................................... 20 Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency ............................. 50

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