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.

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Ridgecrest Council/Manager Relationship

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The Council scopes out the challenges ahead, devises the plays, and prepares the team for success, but no matter how exciting the plans are, they can’t be implemented without the quarterback.

City Managers are like that quarterback. They relay the plans from the coach to the team, and organize the city employees to move the ball down the field for a touchdown. They are the vital connection between planning and execution that every city depends on. City Managers oversee the operations and finances of cities to make sure the City Council’s policy direction becomes a reality.

Ron Carter – Mayor

“Chip” Holloway – Mayor Pro Tem

Jerry Taylor – Vice Mayor

Steven Morgan – Councilmember

Jason Patin – Councilmember

Kurt Wilson – City Manager

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CITY TESTIMONIALS

Looking Forward to a Long History Together

“ATK recently expanded its business operations to the City of Ridgecrest. The city offered close proximity to our customer, opportunities for expanded growth and local talent while being...

Warm Community of Caring People

“After spending my early adulthood dodging gangs and drugs in the San Fernando Valley and traffic on the highways and freeways, I couldn’t imagine raising my children anywhere else in California...

Great Reason to Make Ridgecrest Home

“In the current real estate environment collaboration, information and efficiency has never been more important. We have always had an excellent working relationship with all levels of city...

Strong Bond Gives a Decisive Advantage

"What is unique about Ridgecrest is that in this city of more than 25,000 people, nearly one in every five works for the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, a statistic that underpins the...