The native people who inhabited Simi Valley spoke an interior dialect of the Chumash language, called Ventureño.Simi Valley's name derived from the Chumash word Shimiyi, which refers to the stringy, thread-like clouds that typify the region. Robert Harrington later explained the name: "The word Simiji in Indian meant the little white wind clouds so often seen when the wind blows up here and Indians living on the coast, would never venture up here when those wind clouds were in the sky.The Simi Adobe-Strathearn House, later the home of Robert P.Strathearn, served as the headquarters of the rancho.
There are many Chumash cave paintings in the area containing pictographs, including the Burro Flats Painted Cave in the Burro Flats area of the Simi Hills, located between the Simi Valley, and West Hills and Bell Canyon.Simi Adobe-Strathearn House was the headquarters of Rancho Simi, one of the largest land grants in Alta California by Spain. The first Europeans to visit Simi Valley were members of the Spanish Portolá expedition (1769–1770), the first European land entry and exploration of the present-day state of California.It is now a California Historical Landmark and on the U. The expedition traversed the valley on January 13–14, 1770, traveling from Conejo Valley to San Fernando Valley.Any one sign does not mean that a child was sexually abused, but the presence of several suggests that you begin asking questions and consider seeking help.Behavior you may see in a child or adolescent: All of the warning signs listed above are general indicators of sexual abuse in children.They camped near a native village in the valley on the 14th.) Spanish land grant in eastern Ventura and western Los Angeles counties given in 1795 to Francisco Javier Pico and his two brothers, Patricio Pico and Miguel Pico by Governor Diego de Borica.