CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1990 |
Known for most of its 33 years as the "gravel capital of Southern California," Irwindale is switching from an industrial economy to one based on commercial land development. Or, at least, city leaders hope so. Already, such players as Home Savings of America and Miller Brewery have major operations in the San Gabriel Valley city. Now Irwindale, population 1,100, wants to woo more businesses and profit from the property taxes.