The San Bernardino Valley
, sometimes referred to as the Greater San Bernardino Area, lies at the south base of the Transverse Ranges. It is bordered on the north by the eastern San Gabriel Mountains
and San Bernardino Mountains
, on the east by the San Jacinto Mountains
, and on the south and west by the Santa Ana Mountains and Pomona Valley. Elevation varies from 180 metres (590 ft)
on valley floors near Chino
, where it gradually increases to about 420 metres (1,400 ft) near San Bernardino
. The valley floor houses roughly over 80% of the over 4 million total human population in the Inland Empire region, one of the most important industrial and residential areas of Southern California
and the 14th largest metropolitan area in the United States
Victoria Gardens, located North of Foothill Boulevard between Day Creek Boulevard and Etiwanda Avenue by the Interstate 15 freeway, is a pedestrian-oriented, open-air, mixed-use town center in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The 147-acre (0.59 km2) project consists of residential areas, office space, retail stores, public plazas, a movie theater, and a civic cultural arts center. It officially opened October 28, 2004.
California State University, San Bernardino
, also known as Cal State San Bernardino or CSUSB, is a state-funded university in the suburban "University District" in San Bernardino, California
, and is part of the 23-campus California State University System. CSUSB was founded in 1965. Enrollment annually tops 17,000. Built atop 441 acres (1.78 km2) of bedrock on the city’s north side, CSUSB is framed to the north by the San Bernardino Mountains. The hills are a dramatic backdrop and contrast to the modern new buildings, wide lawns, clean spaces and airy, park-like feel of the campus. For years, students have voted Cal State San Bernardino one of the most beautiful in the 23-campus CSU system. CSUSB's satellite campus in Palm Desert
, founded in 1986, is notable for having been built entirely with private funds.
The Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
is an Indian gaming casino located in Cabazon, California
near San Gorgonio Pass
. The casino has 310 rooms and suites. A 44-acre, 27-story resort, Morongo is one of the largest casinos in California
. At 330 feet (101 m) high, the casino tower is the tallest building in the Inland Empire. Morongo is one of only three AAA four diamond casino resorts in California
with Pechanga Resort and Casino and The Chumash Casino being the others. Morongo's main casino floor is 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2) with over 2,000 slots and table games.