Merced, California

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Park , about concrete gravity O'Shaughnessy Dam in Hetch Hetchy Valley on the Tuolumne River. After a years-long battle against the dam, led by John Muir, the dam was approved under the administration of Woodrow Wilson in 1913 and was completed in 1923. It is owned by the San


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had a median income of $31,725 versus $24,492 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,115. About 22.4% of families and 27.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.9% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over. Hmong community The '''''Merced Sun-Star''''' is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Merced, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 20,000 copies. The newspaper is published every day except for Sundays.


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of Aeronautics''' is an aviation flight school headquartered in Livermore, California. It operates two training facilities. The largest is at the Livermore Municipal Airport. The other facility is located at the former Castle Air Force Base in Merced, California. Sierra Academy is also contracted by several foreign air carriers to perform pilot training, including Shanghai Airlines. '''209''' is the North American telephone ''' Telephone numbering plan area code


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; As the Hmong settlement matured and the Hmong children gained English language skills, the town's overall attitude began to be more accepting of the Hmong community. This acceptance is reflected in various services provided to the Hmong community. This includes the Merced Lao Family Community Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides social services to Hmong people, The '''''Merced Sun-Star''''' is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Merced, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 20,000 copies. The newspaper is published every day except for Sundays.


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up in Saxmundham in England, Altus (Altus, Oklahoma) in Oklahoma, Edwards Air Force Base in California, and Germany. Marc J. Spears,sports basketball celtics articles 2007 10 10 allen_takes_a_strange_route_to_his_roots Allen takes a strange route to his roots, ''The Boston Globe'', October 10, 2007. He attended high school in Dalzell (Dalzell, South Carolina), South Carolina, where


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television market. The television station's airwaves extend northward to Mariposa, California and the southern Sierra Nevada (Sierra Nevada (U.S.)), and sometimes can be received to the south in Kern County (Kern County, California) for those who live about north of Bakersfield. '''Jeff Ball''' (born April 17, 1969 in Merced, California) is the assistant general manager of the Atlantic City Surf professional baseball team, taking the position on March 21, 2007 after being


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accessdate 2009-09-15 *Thad Tillotson - MLB baseball player for the New York Yankees *Rick Williams (baseball b. 1952) - MLB Pitcher, Houston Astros, 1978-1979. http: houston.astros.mlb.com team player.jsp?player_id 124334#gameType 'R'&sectionType career&statType 2&season 2014&level 'ALL' Sports * UC Merced (Bobcats)- softball and other athletic programs. http: www.ucmercedbobcats.com ref>


yosemite village

, California Mariposa , and Yosemite (Yosemite Village, California), as well as the northern San Joaquin Valley (part of California's Central Valley (California Central Valley)) and the Sierra Foothills. It was created in a split with area code 916 as a flash-cut on October, 26, 1957, at 12PM. The southern half was split into area code 559 when 209 was split on November 14, 1998. Legacy Merced Army Airfield in Merced, California, was renamed Castle Air Force


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of the central business district of Merced (Merced, California), a city in Merced County (Merced County, California), California, United States. It is operated by the Merced County Department of Commerce, Aviation, and Economic Development. University of California at Merced Merced (Merced, California), California - *Philadelphia Phillies (2000) '''Christopher Davis Pritchett''' (born January 31, 1970, in Merced, California) is an scout (sports

) international scout for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball, assigned to Canada. Boston Red Sox A former MLB first baseman, he is an alumnus of the University of California, Los Angeles. circulation 15,952 Daily 20,189 Saturday The '''''Merced Sun-Star''''' is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Merced, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 20,000 copies. The newspaper is published every day except for Sundays.


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located in Applegate, a live stage theater downtown (:Commons:Category:Merced, CA, Downtown), two first run movie theaters, The Mainzer Theater which is known for its historic and architectural value, County Courthouse Museum (:Commons:Category:Merced, CA, Historic Courthouse) circa 1889, the Merced Multicultural Arts Center and the County Library (:Commons:Category:Merced, CA, County Library). Though still growing, Merced has several shopping areas including the Merced Mall, anchored by Target (Target Corporation), Sears (Sears, Roebuck and Company), JCPenney and Kohl's, a strip mall located on the city's northwest side which includes Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Lowe's, Wal-Mart, and several restaurants. Merced's Main Street contains several restaurants, a movie theater, and other assorted shops. Also within a short distance from the city limits are the Castle Air Museum, Lake Yosemite, and Merced Falls. Merced is also the headquarters of Malibu Boats, a manufacturer of inboard boats. The city of Merced along with its surrounding cities are serviced by the ''Merced Sun-Star'' and the ''Merced County Times''. The ''Sun-Star'' daily newspaper has a circulation of over 20,000 in the Merced area and the Times weekly newspaper has a circulation of over 5,000. thumb 250px Main Street in Merced California (File:Main Street Merced.JPG) Homes at the median level in Merced have lost 62% of their value from the second quarter of 2006, when they peaked at $336,743, the biggest drop anywhere in the country, according to data provided to Forbes by Local Market Monitor, a Cary, North-Carolina-based real-estate research firm. Earlier, home building and buying grew exponentially in Merced, but the metro still suffers from an elevated 14.2% unemployment rate (Dec 2013) The '''''Merced Sun-Star''''' is a daily broadsheet newspaper printed in Merced, California, in the United States. It has an estimated circulation of 20,000 copies. The newspaper is published every day except for Sundays.

Merced, California

'''Merced''' is a city in, and the county seat of, Merced County, California in the San Joaquin Valley of Northern California. As of 2014, the city had a population of 81,130. Incorporated on April 1, 1889, Merced is a charter city that operates under a council-manager government (Council-Manager government). It is named after the Merced River, which flows nearby.

Merced, known as the "Gateway to Yosemite (Yosemite Valley)," is less than two hours by automobile from Yosemite National Park to the east and Monterey Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and several beaches to the west. The community is served by the rail passenger service Amtrak (Merced (Amtrak station)), a major airline through Merced Regional Airport, and three bus lines. It is approximately from Los Angeles.

In 2005, the city became home to the tenth University of California campus, University of California, Merced (UCM), the first research university built in the U.S. in the 21st century. UC Merced – Mission Statement

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