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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.


"Our infrastructure of roads is in collapse state and nationwide. In Big Bear Lake the City has taken action to reconstruct twenty four streets within our IA Project Areas. Utilizing the IA money, not only improves our roads, it is a boost to the valley's economy. Good roads are vital for the growth and prosperity of our year round resort. We are proud of our beautiful community and better access for our visitors is important. Good roads mean good business, thanks to the city, we will enjoy both." - Alan Sharp, owner of Big Bear Marina


“Our relationship with the City continues to be a strong one. In many cases, they help serve as a link between Federal, State and other local agencies. They worked closely with CalTRANS to install a new Changeable Message Sign along Big Bear Blvd. This new sign serves as an effective communication tool, notifying our residents and visitors of chain requirements, road closures and emergency alerts. After being on the slopes all day, tools like these help our patrons find their way home that much easier.” - Brent Tregaskis, General Manager of Bear Mountain Resort, representing Big Bear Mountain Resorts “Bear Mountain and Snow Summit”


“We have a very positive relationship with the City of Big Bear Lake. They have been a partner with us right from the beginning of our commercial rehabilitation project in the Village. First they worked with us on our progressive building design and land use mix, then provided financial assistance through the Redevelopment Agency’s Façade and Sign Improvement Program, and finally they fast tracked the permit process by allowing us to secure incremental building permits on a going forward basis.” - Linda Ricchiuti, owner of Copper Q


“It is no easy task being Southern California’s only four-season resort. Not only does our City provide essential services to our residents, we also serve a large visitor base. In fact, our daily population increases by nearly 500% during peak winter days and holidays. With that kind of increase in volume, it is apparent we have to be on top of our game in terms of infrastructure and basic services we provide.” - Mayor Pro Tem Rick Herrick


“In these tough economic times, our City has continued to be steadfast in balancing our budget while still enhancing public services for residents and visitors. In addition, our team approach has helped create out-of-the-box programs that help local business. Our façade and sign improvement program has transformed the storefronts of many local shops and stores. When a visitor feels warm and welcome from the moment they step in to one of our quaint alpine shops, we know we have had a hand in that.” - Mayor Bill Jahn