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Santa Cruz County, CA

City Sites

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


Hospitals

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


Newspapers

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


Parks

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


Santa Cruz Community

Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce


Education

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


Law Enforcement

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


Transportation

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


Library

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


Entertainment

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


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Alameda County, CA

City Sites

Alameda County
Alameda
Albany
Berkeley
Castro Valley
Dublin
Emeryville
Fremont
Hayward
Kensington
Livermore
Newark
Oakland
Piedmont
Pleasanton
San Leandro
Union City


Hospitals

Alameda County Medical Center
Alameda County Medical Center Fairmont Hospital
All Bates Summit Medical Ctr
Bay Area Tumor Institute
California Endocurietherapy Medical Corporation
Carnales Unidos Reformando Adictos Incorporated
Children's Hospital
City Of Alameda Health Care District
County Of Alameda
Crestwood Treatment Center
Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network
East Bay Endoscopy Center
Eden Medical Center
Eden Medical Center - Occupational Health
Eden Medical Center - Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Eden Medical Center - San Leandro Hospital Campus
Eden Occupational Health
Electrical Engrg Cmpt Sciences
Emeryville Homecare
Flowmedica Inc.
Fremont Homecare
Fremont Hospital
Fremont Surgery Center
Garfield Geropsychiatric Hospital
Healthsouth Corporation
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente Fremont Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Health Care
Kaiser Permanente Post Acute
Kindred Healthcare Operating Inc
Kindred Hospital-San Francisco Bay Area
Reliant Nursing Svc
San Leandro Hospital
Sutter Connect
Sutter Health
Telecare Corporation
U C B Space Sciences Lab Cr
Alameda Hospital Alameda Hospital is an independent, general-acute-care hospital dedicated to providing quality, personalized care to patients.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center brings over 100 years of nationally recognized medical care to our East Bay Area communities and to Northern California
Children's Hospital Oakland the oldest pediatric medical center between Los Angeles and Seattle has provided exceptional medical care for children in the region and beyond for 94 years
Eden Medical Center is a full-service, 387-bed medical center with campuses in Castro Valley and San Leandro, serving the health care needs of residents of Alameda County and surrounding communities
Highland Hospital Our mission is three-fold: we are committed to excellence in community based patient care, post-graduate medical education, and Emergency Medicine clinical and basic research


Newspapers

Alameda Newspapers, Inc
Bil-Mar, Inc
Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
East Bay Monthly
Fred Zehnder
India West Publications Inc.
Inland Valley Publising Company
Inside Tennis
Inter-City Express
Mc Clatchy Newspapers, Inc
Oakland Tribune
San Francisco Newspaper Agency
San Jose Mercury News, Inc
The Daily Review
The Globe Newspaper Group
Uc Plant
Voz De Portugal
Alameda Times-Star
The Mercury News
Berkeley Daily Planet local news, free community daily newspaper.
East Bay Express alternative weekly newspaper serving Berkeley, Oakland, and the San Francisco East Bay area.


Parks

Ardenwood Historical Farm
Coyote Hills Regional Park
Fremont City Park Maintenance
Fremont City Parks
Regional Parks Botanic Garden The Regional Parks Botanic Garden was founded on January 1, 1940. It is situated in Tilden Regional Park's beautiful Wildcat Canyon in the heart of the North Berkeley Hills.
University of California Botanic Garden To develop and maintain a diverse living collection of plants to support teaching and worldwide research in plant biology
East Bay Regional Park District - all parks We will acquire, develop, manage, and maintain a high quality, diverse system of interconnected parklands which balances public usage and education programs with protection and preservation of our natural and cultural resources
Angel Island State Park


Law Enforcement

Alameda County Sheriff Office
Alameda Police Department In the spirit of community policing in the informational age, this site is dedicated to providing our citizens and the world access to our department. We hope that the information found here will help to strengthen the community/police team.
Alameda County Treasurer-Tax Collector Our goal is to provide you with the information and easy access to make an online tax payment, obtain your personal tax information or to provide you with a better understanding of what services we provide
Alameda County Fire Department We will provide the highest level of service to our communities by valuing our members; promoting positive leadership; and dedicating ourselves to excellence.


Transportation

AMTRAK Capitol Corridor
Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry
Bay Area Transit Information
Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
Livermore Municipal Airport
Hayward Executive Airport
Black Tie Transportation providing ground transportation in private corporate sedans, stretch limousines, executive vans, and 21 and 25-seat motor coaches.


Library

Alameda County Library
Alameda Free Library Alameda's premier information source since 1877
Berkeley Public Library
Hayward Library
Livermore Public Librarie
Oakland Public Library The Oakland Public Library informs, inspires and delights our diverse community as a resource for information, knowledge, and artistic and literary expression, providing the best in traditional services, new technologies and innovative programs
Pleasanton Public Library
San Leandro Public Library The City of San Leandro is dedicated to providing for the identification, designation, protection, enhancement, perpetuation, and use of historical resources that contribute to San Leandro's historical, architectural, archaeological, cultural, or aesthetic heritage


Entertainment

Alameda Ballet Academy
Berkeley Ballet Theater
Lawrence Hall of Science is a singular resource center for preschool through high school science and mathematics education, and a public science center with exciting hands-on experiences for learners of all ages
Oakland Opera Theater
Shoreline Amphitheater
Sunol Water Temple For decades the Water Temple received many visitors and was a popular location for picnickers


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San Francisco County, CA

Hospitals

California Pacific Medical Ctr
Catholic Healthcare West
Central Gardens Convalescent Hospital
Chinese Hospital & Clinics
City & County Of San Francisco
Department Of Urology
Health Center at AT&T Park
Kaiser Foundation Hospital
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Kaiser Permanente
Maitri-Compassionate Care
Northern California Melanoma Center
Pacific Heights Surgery Center of San Francisco
Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center
Presidio Surgerycenter
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation
St Bernardine Medical Center
St Luke's Hospital
St. Luke Health Center
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation
Sutter Health
The Sports Medicine Shop
UCSF
Ucsf
Ucsf Childrens Hospital
Victorian Healthcare Center
California Pacific Medical Center is one of the largest private, not-for-profit, academic medical centers in California and is a Sutter Health affiliate. California Pacific is recognized as a tertiary referral center providing advanced medical care with a patient-centered focus.
Chinese Hospital located in San Francisco, is a unique healthcare provider with a long and rich history of providing access to culturally competent health care services for the Chinese Community. Chinese Hospital is a 54 bed, acute care, community-owned, non-profit hospital offering a wide range of medical, surgical and specialty programs.
St. Mary's Medical Center The history of St. Mary's Medical Center, the oldest continuously operating hospital in the city, is an inspiring testimony to the tireless efforts of the Sisters of Mercy, outstanding physicians and the many other dedicated individuals who have committed their talents and resources to serving the community of San Francisco, including the poor and marginalized .
Kindred Hospital - San Francisco Bay Area is a 99-bed, regional referral center specializing in the management of medically complex, resource-intensive patients who require extended stays. We serve all of northern and central California and are recognized as a center of excellence in the treatment of this medically fragile patient group.
St. Luke's Hospital For over 130 years, St. Luke's Hospital has been providing quality health care services. St. Luke's Hospital, located in San Francisco, California, is a full-service 260-bed licensed acute care facility. Our employees are reflective of the multi-ethnic neighborhoods we serve and speak over 30 languages.
San Francisco Spine Center focuses on surgical and nonsurgical care for conditions including:Failed Back and Neck SurgerySpinal Deformity (Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis)Herniated Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar DiscsSpondylolisthesisSpinal StenosisBone Cancer and related tumorsSpinal Fractures
San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) serves as a major tertiary care referral center for veterans throughout Northern California. The facility has 124 acute care hospital beds. It is a high acuity medical center with over a third of bed days of care being in intensive care or monitored beds.
UCSF Children's Hospital is one of the highest ranked pediatric centers in California, with more than 150 experts in 50 specialties providing care tailored for the developing minds and bodies of children. Explore our Web site to learn more about our services and doctors.
UCSF Center for Reproductive Health UCSF Medical Center is one of the top 10 hospitals in the nation and a leader in the medical innovations that have improved and saved lives. Explore ucsfhealth.org to learn more about our services and doctors.


Parks

San Francisco Parks Trust
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, an infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public (and despised by inmates), and the historic 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in cultural history, there is also a natural side to the Rock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.
Fort Point National Historic Site Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1853 and 1861 to prevent entrance of a hostile fleet into San Francisco Bay.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Golden Gate National Parks chronicle two hundred years of history, from the Native American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the Mexican Republic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution of American coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco.
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail "Everyone mount up!" This became a familiar call from Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for their independence in the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles to settle Alta California. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spain with San Francisco. Walk in their footsteps from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California.
Presidio of San Francisco For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from World Fairs to earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and beauty of the Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a national cemetery. Walk through an historic airfield, forests, or to beaches, and admire spectacular vistas.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing in from the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.
San Francisco Botanical Garden Ten minutes or a life-time...the San Francisco Botanical Garden is the place for you.


City Sites

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce


Law Enforcement

California Office of Emergency Managment
San Francisco District Attorney's Office
Office Of Treasurer and Tax Collector serves as the banker, tax collector, collection agent, and investment officer for the City and County of San Francisco.
San Francisco Superior Court


Transportation

San Francisco International Airport Ground transportation providers serving San Francisco International Airport include public transit, Airporters, on-demand door-to-door vans, pre-arranged door-to-door vans, taxis, limousines and charter operators.
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Based in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates the Golden Gate Bridge, and two public transit systems: Golden Gate Transit buses and Golden Gate Ferry. Last year 40 million vehicles crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and 11 million customers rode the transit systems.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Our Mission: Working together effectively, we serve our community. We provide safe, reliable, clean, accessible, and convenient transportation to any destination in the City. We are dedicated to creating the most satisfying experience possible for our employees and our riders.
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
Market Street Railway Our Mission: Preserving Historic Transit in San Francisco.We support the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) in its daily operation of vintage transit vehicles as a "museum in motion."We identify, acquire, and restore additional historic transit vehicles suitable for operation on the San Francisco Municipal Railway.We educate the public on the historic importance of mass transportation toward maintaining a high quality of urban life in San Francisco.
San Francisco Paratransit San Francisco Paratransit is a specialized transportation service for persons who are unable to independently use regular buses, streetcars, or BART, due to a disability or health related condition some or all of the time. Paratransit is provided by public transportation systems as part of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


Newspapers

El Observador
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Examinier
San Francisco Guardian
San Francisco Weekly


Library

San Francisco Public Library
University of California Library


Entertainment

California Academy of Science Founded in 1853 as the first scientific institution in the West, the California Academy of Sciences' mission is to explore and explain the natural world.
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art. But we are more than just an art museum - we are your ticket to Asia. Here, travel through 6,000 years of history, trek across seven major regions, and sample the cultures of numerous countries.
Exploratorium Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote museums as informal education centers.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Welcome to the Thinker, website of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Comprised of the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, we are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States.
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center, one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States, covers seven and one-half acres in San Francisco's Civic Center Historic District. Opera, symphony, modern and classical dance, theatre, recitals, plays, lectures, meetings, receptions, special screenings and gala events all have a place at the Center. Each of the Center's facilities is unique and has special characteristics that enhance every event.
Bay Music & Entertainment, Inc (formerly Cardinal Productions) is the premier entertainment resource in Northern California. Since 1982 we have provided talented musicians, DJs, interactive performers and professional event services.
Incentives To Intrigue Incentives To Intrigue(ITI) has remained in the forefront of the incentive industry since its inception in 1989. We work directly with corporations or we can work as partners with incentive houses, destination mangement companies, and all other disciplines. We are frequently consulted for our unique viewpoint and fresh ideas
San Francisco Opera "To be the most exciting force in the opera world"
San Francisco Ballet As America's first professional ballet company, San Francisco Ballet has enjoyed a long and rich tradition of artistic "firsts" since its founding in 1933, performing the first American productions of Swan Lake and Nutcracker, as well as the first twentieth-century American Coppolia. A lively, vital ensemble, San Francisco Ballet is one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States.
San Francisco Zoo
Aquarium of the Bay Opened in 1996 and enhanced in 2001, Aquarium of the Bay is a unique educational and entertainment facility dedicated to the rich and diverse aquatic life of San Francisco Bay and its surrounding waters. The Aquarium provides a window to the Bay that focuses on its distinctive ecosystems to entertain, educate and inspire preservation of this wonderful natural resource.
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival began in 1983, with Free Shakespeare in the Park's debut production of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. Today we are a regional theater company and major arts education provider that includes our sister organizations, the Oakland-East Bay Shakespeare Festival and the Silicon Valley Shakespeare Festival.
Traveling Jewish Theatre
American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with its community
Carnaval San Francisco




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