Camulos Avenue

Named (in 1917) after Rancho Camulos, located in the Ventura County town of Piru. (It’s traditionally held that camulos meant “juniper tree” in the local native language.) Said rancho was established in 1853 by the del Valle family. It was also reportedly the model for Moreno Ranch, the setting of Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 bestseller Ramona. The del Valles did nothing to dispel this rumor – in fact they encouraged it. Anyway, a few blocks north of this street, you’ll find both Ramona and Del Valle avenues. It’s no coincidence.