San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

City of Burbank Excels in Excellence, Improves High-Speed Internet Access, and Streamlines Permit Process

Burbank is a city built by People, Pride, and Progress. These three ingredients turned a tiny, rural town into the thriving community it is today. Burbank is a prominent media and entertainment-oriented city which prides itself on a high quality of life, combining 21st century technology with small-town feel. It is, indeed, a city of "people, pride, and progress."

Burbank's success stories include the following:

• Excellence in Education: Burbank has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance, the nation's largest coalition dedicated to children and youth.

• ONE Burbank Fiber Optics: In 2010, Burbank unveiled its new fiber optic service, ONE Burbank (ONE stands for Optical Network Enterprise), which provides Burbank businesses with access to a global high-speed network up to 2,000 times faster than a typical DSL connection.

• Streamlined Permitting: To encourage a prosperous commercial environment and to deliver on the promise of Burbank's business-forward policies, the City has developed a one-stop permitting process.

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