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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 City of Pico Rivera has grown to be one of the safest communities in the area. As a resident of the City and Business Owner for the past 13 years, I have seen major improvements in law enforcement and City services which makes it a great City to not only raise a family, but own a business as well." - Jose Medina, President, Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce


"Pico Rivera is a city filled with community pride and people who want to make a difference. Just recently, I was able to join with 225 community volunteers to build a fantastic playground at one of our city parks. City workers worked side-by-side with moms, dads, grandparents, pastors, and council members. The city does a great job of encouraging volunteers to serve and to get everyone involved. Many of the people of Pico Rivera show up to build playgrounds, serve food during Thanksgiving and lunches to children under the age of 18 in the summer, and participate in a clean up day in the spring. Anything is possible and the sky is the limit when good people come together in unity for the common good. This has been my experience as I have been welcomed as part of the greater team in this great city." - Hans Bletterman Pastor of Pico Rivera Friends Church


"I have been volunteering with the Pico Rivera Christmas Basket Committee for the past 17 years. The Christmas Basket Committee works year round, staffed by volunteers dedicated to serving the less fortunate city residents by providing emergency food and clothing. Without the City’s assistance, the Committee would not be able to provide this service, especially during the holidays when the Committee helps approximately 1,100 families with food assistance. We have a great City and I am proud to be living here for the past 50 years." - Virginia Aguirre, Resident/Volunteer


"I have pretty much lived in Pico Rivera all my life. I lived here back in the 1930’s, got married, moved out and eventually came back in 1953, just years prior to the incorporation of the City. Over the past 50 years, I have seen a lot of transformation in the City. As a lifelong resident, it’s great to see that the City is committed to the youth of Pico Rivera by rebuilding the City’s parks. I look forward to see my City continue to grow in the right direction." - Margaret Kantangian, Resident


"We are proud and honored to be a part of this campaign. Pico Rivera has over 50 years of rich history and continues to move forward, working with residents to make this a city to be proud to live and work in." - Mayor Bob Archuleta


"The City of Pico Rivera is a city on the move. We have multiple projects throughout the City that show the progress this City is making. Our residents are our number one priority and we take every step possible to make sure it stays that way." - City Manager Ron Bates