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 #41: Bishop

Today Bishop has joined the ranks of 40 other California cities on “Strong Cities | Strong State.” This friendly, small town at the base of the Sierra Nevadas is equidistant between Reno and Los Angeles. If you are interested in camping, hiking, rock climbing, snow skiing, fishing, horseback riding, or merely want to escape suburbia, Bishop is the place for you.

Bishop’s success stories include the following:

• Local Police Department Canine Partner: Through private donations from citizens and local service clubs, the Police Department was able to fund the purchase of a K-9. A grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture allowed the Department to purchase a fully-equipped K-9 vehicle and the program was off and running.

• City Public Works Projects: The City of Bishop has completed an impressive number of street, water and sewer projects over the past five years. To highlight, six street projects, including sidewalk and in many cases water, sewer and drainage improvements, have been done around the city.

• Two new community gardens: Through a joint effort including the City of Bishop, Friends of Eastern Sierra Gardens, University of California Cooperative Extension and Inyo-Mono Master Gardeners, two community gardens were created. The garden has added beauty to both locations and has served as an educational tool for locals.

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