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.

"Strong Cities | Strong State" City #26: Adelanto

Today “Strong Cities | Strong State” launches another fantastic city: Adelanto. In the western portion of the High Desert, this city on the verge of tremendous growth offers the perfect blend of small town charm and big city convenience. With a growing population of over 31,000 residents, and a city that encompasses approximately 52 square miles, Adelanto looks to capitalize in all areas of residential, commercial, and industrial development.

Adelanto’s success stories include the following:

Xeriscaping City Hall: Water is a hot commodity in the desert region, so to conserve, Adelanto has taken a proactive approach to landscaping and building retrofits.

Community Clean Up: Every year the city hosts a clean-up event for residents to come together and pick up trash that takes away from the desert landscape.

New Recreation Programs: Before September 2010, Adelanto did not have a single recreation program. Today, the city is host to a robust recreation program with opportunities for all residents.

Read more, see photos, and connect with Adelanto on the new profile here.