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.

"Strong Cities | Strong State" City #3: Apple Valley

“Strong Cities | Strong State” is proud to announce its third city profile featured on the website: Apple Valley. Apple Valley is located in the heart of the Victor Valley, just 95 miles northeast of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The town averages 350 days of sunshine per year, and over 70,000 people call Apple Valley home.

The town of Apple Valley’s success stories include the following:

High citizen satisfaction: In Apple Valley, 78% of residents rated the quality of life as good or very good, and 81% were satisfied with the Town’s overall performance in providing municipal services.

Vision 2020: This plan for the future includes strengthening Apple Valley’s transportation system, creating safer communities, and making Apple Valley the High Desert’s premier destination.

North Apple Valley Industrial Specific Plan: With land slated as a major logistics and manufacturing hub primed for explosive growth, Apple Valley hopes to more to the top of the list for industrial site-selectors using this plan.

Top Public Facilities: Between 2009 and 2011, Apple Valley constructed two new public facilities—an animal shelter and an annex to Town Hall—and has begun construction on a public works yard, to be completed in fall 2011.

Connect with Apple Valley on their new city profile page here.