Baldwin Park Station is a Metrolink rail station in Baldwin Park, California, between Pacific Avenue and Ramona Boulevard next to the Baldwin Park City Hall.
The station is owned by the City of Baldwin Park. Foothill Transit routes 178 and 274 and Metro Bus route 490 serve the station, and Baldwin Park and West Covina provide municipal shuttles to the station.
Both bus and rail service run 7 days a week.
In summer 2005, Save Our State, an anti-illegal immigration group based in Ventura, launched a series of protests against the Danzas Indigenas, art at the Baldwin Park Metrolink station designed for the MTA in 1993 by artist Judy Baca. The monument bears several engraved statements whose origins are not attributed. At issue was one particular inscription--It was better before they came--that Save Our State claimed was directed against Anglo whites. In fact, according to Baca, that sentence was uttered by an Anglo white Baldwin Park resident in the 1950s; he was lamenting the influx of persons of Mexican ancestry into the San Gabriel Valley following World War II. Save Our State continued the protests, which drew counter-protesters and required city expenditure on crowd control and riot police. Save Our State stopped protesting towards the end of the summer and has not made any further appearances in the city.
Baldwin Park began as part of cattle grazing land belonging to the San Gabriel Mission. It eventually became part of the Rancho Azusa de Dalton and the Rancho La Puente properties. The community became known as Vineland in 1860. By 1906 it changed to Baldwin Park. It was named after Elias J. "Lucky" Baldwin. In 1956 Baldwin Park became the 47th incorporated city in the State of California. Currently the city is pushing to revitalize its economic base. There are six active Project Redevelopment Areas located in strategic areas of the city.
Projects within these redevelopment areas are as diverse, including high-quality senior housing, Home Depot, Starbucks, Harley Davidson, a transit oriented district (TOD) near the Metrolink Train Station and various other thriving businesses.
The NationalWeatherService said the storm is expected to pass about 125 miles northeast of the islands ...Hana Bay has been closed today and Saturday, but Maui Countyparks, beach parks, pools and other facilities will remain open this weekend, weather permitting, officials said. Baldwin Beach Park may be closed Saturday because of erosion that has damaged the pavilion area ... Oahu could see similar weather Saturday....