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Old Posted Jun 26, 2009, 12:25 AM
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Merced, CA

Merced, CA (pop 80,608)

Located about 42 miles south of Modesto in the San Joaquin Valley, Merced, historically known as the "Gateway to Yosemite", is the location of the newest University of California Campus among other things. (And P.S. the city isn't as devoid of human life as it may appear in my photos).

Given the current budget situation, tuition increases, cut back in classes and the possibility of salary reductions and furloughs for us employees at UC, my impression walking the new UC Merced campus was "Looks nice, but, what's the point?". Not to mention, the campus is a good 10 minute drive outside of town.


Tour of California

1: Los Angeles, 2: Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, 3: Riverside, Santa Ana, Long Beach, 4: San Jose, 5: San Diego, 6: Fresno, 7: Stockton, Modesto, 8: Gold Country, 9: Eureka, Arcata, 10: Monterey, Carmel, 11: Santa Cruz, 12: Sacramento Pt One, 13: Sacramento Pt Two, 14: Roseville & Folsom, 15: Concord & Walnut Creek, 16: Tri-Valley, 17: Berkeley, Emeryville, 18: Fremont, 19: Santa Clara, Mountain View, Palo Alto, 20: Redwood City, Foster City, San Mateo, 21: Oakland, 22: Benicia, Vallejo, 23: Napa, St. Helena, 24: Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, 25: San Rafael, 26: Larkspur, Mill Valley, 27: Sausalito, Tiburon, 28: Hollister, San Juan Bautista, 29: Long Beach 2008, 30: Venice, 31: Santa Monica, 32: Sacramento Pt 3, 33: Solvang, 34: Alameda, 35: Knights Ferry, 36: California Zephyr, 37: Colfax, 38: Davis, 39: Oakdale, 40: San Francisco Pt 1, San Francisco Pt 2, 41: Chico, Redding, 42: Kings Beach

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