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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.


“Carson is the ‘Jewel of the South Bay’” – Mary Anne O’Neal, former Council member and local volunteer


“The tough economic times have taught us to embrace a new philosophy in governing -- to do more with less” – Mayor Jim Dear