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 #36: Claremont

The city of Claremont recently debuted on the "Strong Cities | Strong State" website. Located just east of Los Angeles, this city of more than 37,000 prides itself on its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and college campuses. The city continues to develop, keeping the environment in mind every step of the way. 

Claremont's success stories include the following: 

  • Sustainability Plan: The goals of this plan includereducing water consumption, diverting waste from residential trash collection by 70%, expanding alternative energy and transportation options, and increasing public awareness.
  • Claremont Village Expansion: A former industrial tract adjacent to downtown Claremont was recently developed into a new shopping and entertainment district thanks to the efforts of the City’s Redevelopment Agency.
  • Padua Hills Theatre: The theatre, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1930 by Pasadena architects Marston & Maybury and has a rich cultural history.

Read more, see photos, and connect with the city here.