Lying between the Coast Range and the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Central Valley is the agricultural heart of California. Most communities lie along the current or historic route of California highway 99, which in some portions has been subsumed by I-5. The major cities defining the ends of the Central Valley are Redding and Bakersfield; the region also includes Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Visalia.

The Central Valley is composed of two valleys: the Sacramento Valley north of the San Joaquin River Delta and the San Joaquin Valley south of it.

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Central California Labrador Retriever Rescue
An all volunteer organization to find loving homes for abused, abandoned or unwanted Labrador Retrievers in the Central Valley.
Central California Poetry Journal
Poetry about central California, or written by residents of the area, including brief biographies of the authors.
Central Valley Blues Society
Provides links to musicians' websites and calendar of shows between Bakersfield and Sacramento.
Central Valley Travel Association
Information about and links to a number of cities. Includes a quiz to test knowledge of the region.
Girl Scouts of Central California South
Assist girls in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties in developing leadership skills.
The Great Valley Center
Support for California's Central Valley as a distinct region and assisting in the process of planning for the 21st century. Provides facts and surveys, links to valley media, academia, planning and government, and agriculture.
Institute of Technology
Has campuses in four locations - Citrus Heights, Clovis, Modesto, and Redding, that offer programs in the culinary, technical, medical, and business fields.
Music Express DJs
Provide entertainment and music for weddings and receptions. Lists packages and pricing.
Pan Pacific RV
Sells motor homes, trailers, fifth wheels, and toy haulers. Also offers service and parts. Locations in French Camp, Morgan Hill and Sacramento.
Valley Baseball League-Naba
Adult baseball league for players 28 and older in Manteca, Riverbank, Tracy, Lodi, Stockton, and Galt.
Valley Fever Vaccine Project of the Americas
Valley Fever, coccidioidomycosis, is a lung disease that can cause mild flu-like symptoms or it can be fatal. The disease is explained and lists information on the project to develop a vaccine.
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