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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.


“Covina City staff and elected officials have ushered our design review and building permits through the plan check process, helped us coordinate a crucial construction permit with the Los Angeles County MTA in record time, and contributed funds to allow us to provide for-sale housing at affordable prices to qualifying families.” – Ben Besley, Vice President, City Ventures


“The City of Covina has supported the Home Depot as it has grown in the city. When the original building no longer met the needs of our business, the City and Covina Redevelopment Agency helped to assemble land to put together the existing new Home Depot site. The City also stepped forward and worked with us to fund and build a pylon sign that helps shoppers find our store.” – Arnold Chaparro, Store Manager, Home Depot Covina, Store #1845


“Even through a difficult business climate, the city and its personnel have gone out of their way to keep the businesses healthy and surviving the storm. Whether through the offering of grants, adopting business friendly legislation, or simply offering great civic and community programs, Covina can’t be beat!” – Greg Bozzani, Bozzani VW


“After operating a business in another city, I was not expecting much when I purchased a business in the City of Covina. However, I could not have been more wrong. From the day we opened our flower shop, the city staff reached out to welcome us. I can honestly say that without the support from the City of Covina, we would not have been able to survive the downturn in our economy.” – Albert Perez, Citrus Valley Florist


“Without the financial help and guidance I received from the Covina Redevelopment Agency, my business, Fonda Don Chon Restaurant would cease to exist.” – Jimmy Roman, Fonda Don Chon Restaurant