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Simi Valley, California

Simi Valley California
Administration
Full nameCity of Simi Valley
Official nameCity of Simi Valley
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyVentura
IncorporatedOctober 10, 1969
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
City CouncilMayor Bob Huber
Barbra Williamson
Glen T. Becerra
Steven T. Sojka
Michelle S. Foster
City ManagerMike Sedell
Finance Director / TreasurerJames Purtee
City AttorneyTracy M. Noonan
Geography
Total Area42.247 sq mi (109.4 km2)
Land Area41.480 sq mi (107.4 km2)
Water Area0.767 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation768 ft (234.1 m)
Demography
Total Population124237 (3rd in Ventura County
45th in California
203rd in the United States) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes93062 93065, 93093 93094, 93099
Area code805
FIPS code06-72016
GNIS feature ID1661450

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Simi Valley is an incorporated city located in a valley of the same name in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, bordering the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles in the Greater Los Angeles Area. According to the United States Bureau of the Census, the city had a population of 124,237 in 2010 up from 111,351 in 2000.

Simi Valley is presently known as the home of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where the former president was laid to rest following his death in 2004. The city received media attention as the location of the 1992 trial resulting in the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police officers accused of assaulting Rodney King, triggering riots in Los Angeles and elsewhere. The town sits adjacent to the site of America's first significant nuclear accident, at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in 1959.

The city of Simi Valley is surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountain range and the Simi Hills, west of the San Fernando Valley and east of the Conejo Valley. It is largely a commuter bedroom community feeding the larger cities in Ventura County to the west and the Los Angeles area and the San Fernando Valley to the east.

Simi Valley repeatedly appears on Safest Cities in America lists.


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