Merced, California

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crime stories

, Steven (Steven Stayner), was kidnapped (Kidnapping) by child molester (Child molestation) Kenneth Parnell in 1972 and held captive for more than seven years before escaping and being reunited with his family. Cary Stayner would later say he felt neglected as his parents grieved (grief) over the loss of Steven.


career amp

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>


playing basketball

claims, his mother took drugs and even sold the family TV to feed her habit. Bruce Jr. spent his days playing basketball and eventually became a star in the local West Fresno Edison High School squad. After receiving a scholarship, Bowen played four seasons at Cal State Fullerton (California State University, Fullerton), appearing in 101 games, and averaged 11.4 points (point (basketball)) and 5.8 rebounds (rebound (basketball)) per game.<


run movie

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.


sports basketball'

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


live stage

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


fresno california

103.9 FM - The current league was founded in 1941, and contained teams in Anaheim (Anaheim, California), Bakersfield (Bakersfield, California), Fresno (Fresno, California), Merced (Merced, California), Riverside (Riverside, California), San Bernardino (San Bernardino, California), Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California) and Stockton (Stockton, California). The following year, as a result of World War II, the league dropped to four teams, then ceased operations altogether

. It came back in 1946, adding teams in Visalia (Visalia, California), San Jose (San Jose, California) and Ventura (Ventura, California) by 1947. Reno, Nevada joined the league in 1955 and continued as a member for 37 years. '''Mariposa County''' is a county (County (United States)) in the U.S. state of California, located in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada (Sierra Nevada (U.S.)) mountains. It lies north of Fresno (Fresno, California), east of Merced

, California Merced , and southeast of Stockton (Stockton, California). As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,251 up from 17,130 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Mariposa (Mariposa, California). '''Merced County''' (pronounced 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.


sports basketball

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


commercial service

, Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, California), Merced (Merced, California), Modesto (Modesto, California), Monterey (Monterey, California), San Jose (San Jose, California), Stockton (Stockton, California) and other smaller airports—many of which no longer have commercial service—such as Van Nuys Airport, Fullerton Municipal Airport, and the Airport in the Sky (Catalina Airport) on Santa Catalina Island (Santa Catalina Island, California). In 1971 it attempted to acquire Los Angeles Airways, a local helicopter commuter line, but the deal fell through. High school The third of five children, Ray Allen was born at Castle Air Force Base near Merced (Merced, California), California, the son of Flora and Walter Allen. 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.


training including

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

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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