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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.


“The Calabasas Secondhand Smoke Control Ordinance has become an international model for municipalities to protect the public from the dangers of secondhand smoke. We worked to develop, and then to enforce, the ordinance in collaboration with local businesses and with the support of numerous health organizations. And our multi-family rental housing ordinance was developed in cooperation with landlords and residents to ensure easy compliance and effective protections to public health.” - Mary Sue Maurer, City Councilmember and local educator


“Brandon’s Village at Gates Canyon Park in Calabasas is the first universally accessible playground in the region and a huge attraction for families from all over the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County. A local non-profit, The K.E.N. Project, has been providing Brandon’s Buddies play dates for children with and without disabilities on the first Saturday of every month since the park opened.” - Dina Kaplan, Founder K.E.N. Project , local attorney and mother to f Brandon Kaplan


“Our beautiful state-of-the-art Calabasas Library has become the center for study, social, cultural and community interaction in Calabasas. As part of our new Civic Center complex, the library, Founders Hall and Calabasas Amphitheatre are home to programs serving toddlers to seniors, quiet study to music, debate, dance and theatre.” - Fred Gaines, Calabasas Councilmember and Civic Center Task Force member


“The Drive Thru Flu Clinic put on by the City of Calabasas is an annual event that members of the community look forward to every year. The efficiency of the event is amazing and the best part is that the flu vaccines are administered for free to the residents of Calabasas.” - Sharon Boucher, Chair, Calabasas Public Safety Commission


"Calabasas people make the most of their community because they set high expectations of themselves and their leaders for quality of life issues, public safety, economics and financial management, the ecosystem, family events, and participation with our neighbors -- near and far -- in planning and implementation of the things that make civic life at the city level worthwhile. Calabasas is a work in progress and we generally have a good time making good things happen." - Dennis Washburn, City Founder, 5-term Councilmember and 4-term Mayor