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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.


“Since the hospital was announced, we’ve seen five or six major projects go up around the Medical Center. They range from physicians’ offices to outpatient surgical centers and diagnostic facilities. This new medical community with [Palmdale Regional Medical Center] at the hub was missing from Palmdale before. With emergency room volumes 30% over projections, residents clearly appreciate having comprehensive services close at hand.” - Robert Trautman, CEO, Palmdale Regional Medical Center


“We really appreciate all the hard work by everyone in the City who helped us open. We are happy to join a great community and bring 192 jobs to the area.” - Gil Vance, General Manager, Claim Jumper Restaurant


“The Antelope Valley Mall is the region’s retail magnet, drawing shoppers from surrounding communities as well as local residents. This location is among our best performing in the region.” - Guy Bray, Manager, JCPenney


“Embassy Suites has used its new Palmdale location to test and prototype its new design vision in California. We’ve been very satisfied with the feedback from customers and expect to be the market leader for the Antelope Valley.” - Randy Keller, General Manager, Embassy Suites, Palmdale


“The City has played a key part in allowing us to come [to Palmdale]…scientists, experimenters and researchers come here from all over the world in groups of up to 100. They are able to take advantage of the City’s amenities to make their stay more pleasant and have a great work environment.” - Steve Schmidt, Director, Dryden Aircraft Operations, NASA