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.

Technology Initiatives, Green Innovation, and Innovative Future Featured in City of Riverside's Profile

Riverside, a city of Arts & Innovation, with a population of more than 300,000, is ranked as the 12th largest city in California and the 6th largest city in Southern California. The county seat of the 2nd fastest growing county Riverside leads the region known as the Inland Empire in virtually every measure of economic power. Riverside, a Location of Choice, is the perfect place to live, learn, work and play. In addition, Riverside is home to four nationally recognized higher education institutions, supporting a student population of 50,000. The University of California, Riverside, California Baptist University, La Sierra University, and Riverside Community College, offer specialized training, research partnerships, and a high-technology environment to support emerging and innovative companies.

Riverside’s success stories include the following:

•Riverside leads the country in technology initiatives and was recently named for the second year in a row as one of the Top 7 Most Intelligent Communities in the World by International Communities Forum.

•During the past five years, Riverside has benefited from Riverside Renaissance, an ambitious capital improvement program. The Renaissance revived the arts through restoration and reconstruction of the historic Fox Performing Arts; completed transportation improvements including three major grade separation projects and two freeway interchanges; and made necessary community improvements to libraries, public safety facilities, community centers and parks.

•Riverside is nationally recognized as a leader in green innovation.

•Riverside launched Seizing Our Destiny (SOD), the Agenda for Riverside’s Innovative Future. SOD showcases the community’s vision for the future of Riverside and highlights our next steps toward this goal.

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