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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.


"Biola University has for over 50 years enjoyed a strong town-gown relationship with the leaders and residents of the City of La Mirada, and we count as a privilege our location in one of California’s safest cities. With a century-long legacy of global, comprehensive university education, scholarship and service within a Christian faith tradition, we take seriously Biola’s role as a good neighbor and proud member of the La Mirada community." - Dr. Barry Corey, President, Biola University


"The City of La Mirada exemplifies an outstanding commitment of excellence to the business community, which is so vital for continued growth and prosperity in today’s economy. I am delighted to offer my highest appreciation for the City and its excellent business friendly climate." - Kevin Clayton, General Manager, Holiday Inn La Mirada


"My family moved to La Mirada in 1956 and we have lived here ever since. La Mirada has given us much in that time – a beautiful, well cared-for community, a myriad of activities for all, a lovely Theatre with programs for all ages, and a heart for its residents. What more could one ask for?" - Pat Ruiz, President of the La Mirada Symphony Association