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Corning 2013

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Drivers welcome Corning's truck stops are Corning served as the home appreciated by the city for the of one of California's earliest hundreds of jobs and the sales truck stops in the 1940s and tax revenue they provide. has been a hot stop for "They truckers since. provide a The city is tremendous halfway amount of between sales tax," Portland, Ore. The three travel Corning City and Los Manager Angeles, and centers bring in Steve three truck stops more than $500,000 Kimbrough at South Avenue in sales tax annually. said. "It's like — Flying J, TA having a and Petro — Walmart on take advantage each of the three corners." of the central location. Did you know? Major improvements were made to the South Avenue interchange with Interstate 5 in 2009, easing the way for trucks visiting Corning's three large travel centers. The truck stops are Corning's second-highest source for sales tax revenue. The stops, also called travel centers, bring a $500,000 to the city every year, giving Corning the highest per capita sales tax revenue in the north state, helping to fund the police and fire departments. Many jobs in Corning are at the truck stops. Each truck stop employs more than 100 people, meaning about 350 to 400 jobs are at the one intersection. "Corning has gained a reputation as a good place for commercial development," Kimbrough said. Wright said that is because Corning has "cheap, available land and a plentiful, cheap work force." Christine Manes, general manager for Flying J, said Corning is a great stopping point off Interstate 5 because it provides a truck stop "away from the hub of the city," she said. "It doesn't disturb the residents." The four-way stop offers three good choices so it's convenient to the customers. Black Butte Lake Managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Black Butte Lake offers 40 miles of shoreline just a few minutes southwest of Corning. There are two campgrounds and group camping available. Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 up to 240 days in advance. Day use facilities include three self-guided nature trails, Buckhorn Recreation Area with a playground for children and shady, well maintained picnic areas around the lake. Fishing, boating and equestrian activities are highlights at Black Butte Lake. UDLEYS' D EXCAVATING INC. WE SPECIALIZE IN: UNDERGROUND UTILITY LINES, TELEPHONE, GAS, WATER & SEWER SYSTEMS 1953 SINCE • EXCAVATORS • BACKHOES • DOZERS • ROAD GRADERS • CABLE PLOWS • SAND & GRAVEL• ASPHALT PAVING • CHIP SEAL ROADS • DIRECTIONAL BORING • SEPTIC TANK PUMPING • #1 TOPSOIL 530 CA. STATE CONTR.LIC. #694077 22 Corning 2013 385-1445 209 SAN BENITO AVE • GERBER Dario A. Sartori, D.D.S. General Dentistry 480 Solano St. Corning, CA 96021 sartori1d@netzero.net Office (530) 824-5165 Fax: (530) 824-5684

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