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 #69: Healdsburg

When you long for small town charm, come to Healdsburg. Envision a town with the best qualities of turn-of-the century America, yet with the ambiance of a European countryside. Tucked between three lush valleys and surrounded by over 60 wineries, Healdsburg is nestled in the heart of the wine country. We're only 65 miles north of San Francisco on Hwy. 101. Home to approximately 12,000 residents, the City encompasses 3.56 square miles and enjoys a mild climate with average temperatures.

Healdsburg’s success stories include the following:

• Giorgi Park Rehabilitation Project: The City of Healdsburg was selected as the 2010 California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence recipient in the category of Park Planning, for the Giorgi Park Rehabilitation Project in the population category of up to 20,000.

• Economic Development Program: Through the City Council Goals of 2010 and the Healdsburg General Plan, the City of Healdsburg Redevelopment Agency (Agency) is committed to providing a business-friendly environment that fosters community growth and prosperity through economic development programs.

• Safe Route to School Improvement: The City of Healdsburg recently completed Phase I of the Grant Street Safe Route to School Improvement project. This project was funded in part by a $896,000 Safe Route to School Grant the City was awarded.

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