In addition to being the safest city in the country, Simi Valley has also had a history with the having one of the highest incest rates of any city over 100,000 people.

The city is probably best known for the role it played during the Rodney King Trial of 1992, which sparked the LA Riots upon the aquittal of the 4 LAPD officers involved.

The name of the city means "valley of the wind" and is a derivative of the Chumash Indian word for wind, because the Santa Ana winds tear through the sloping valley with menacing force.