Piru, California

What is Piru, California known for?


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of Sunday School tracts (tract (literature)) and supplies who bought the Rancho Temescal Mexican land grant from the sons of Ygnacio del Valle. Johnson, Brett (December 24, 2011)movie-star "Tiny Piru church has big history and movie-star looks" ''Ventura County Star'' Wanting to establish a "Second Garden of Eden" in this part of the Santa Clara River

Jackson had used nearby Rancho Camulos as one of the settings. Portions of the 1910 (1910 in film) silent movie (silent film), ''Ramona (Ramona (1910 film))'', starring Mary Pickford were shot there. During the production, Pickford, D.W. Griffith (D. W. Griffith) and others of the cast and crew, stayed at the Piru Hotel. The hotel later became known as the Mountain View Hotel. The name was later changed to the Round Rock Hotel, because of a large, round boulder located

. Piru stood in for Clarksburg, California, in the 1974 (1974 in television) TV movie (television movie), ''The California Kid''. It was used for exterior shots in the 1975 (1975 in television) Filmation children's series ''The Ghost Busters''. Scenes in ''The Dukes of Hazzard'' were sometimes filmed on location in Piru, as were scenes in ''Murder, She Wrote'' and ''NCIS (NCIS (TV series))''. In ''Twilight Zone: The Movie'' ( 1983 in film


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Johnson , "The Rock," scenes where he and the alien (extraterrestrials in fiction) boy and girl go into a small town, Stony Creek, where they have repairs done on his taxi (taxicab) and go to a restaurant country music club, were actually shot in Piru, which continues to be a popular location with film companies. Piru Mansion was used as the home of Ellis Wyatt in ''Atlas Shrugged: Part I'' (2011 (2011 in film)), the first segment in a three-part movie adaptation of the novel by Ayn Rand. Piru was also used to film the 2011 music video ''Don't Stop (Colour On The Walls)'', from the band Foster the People and featuring actress Gabourey Sidibe. The 2013 music video ''Wake Me Up (Wake Me Up (Avicii song))'', by Avicii, was shot in Piru. ''Water for Elephants (Water for Elephants (film))'' was also filmed in Piru as well as Alicia Keys' ''Unthinkable'' music video. Disasters Piru was struck by two major disasters in the 20th century. On the night of March 12, 1928, the St. Francis Dam, to the east in Los Angeles County (Los Angeles County, California), broke, sending a torrent of water through the Santa Clara River Valley and causing the deaths of approximately 600 people, a number of which were in Piru. The Northridge earthquake of January 17, 1994, destroyed several buildings in the historic downtown area. Geography Piru is located at east of Piru, California and just north of the Santa Clara River (Santa Clara River (California)), in present day Ventura County, California. It was the home of Ygnacio del Valle, an ''alcalde'' of the Pueblo de Los Angeles and member of the California State Assembly. The ranch was known as the '''Home of Ramona''' because it was widely believed to have been the setting of the popular 1884 novel ''Ramona'' by Helen Hunt Jackson. The novel helped in raising awareness about the Californio lifestyle and "romanticizing of the mission and rancho era of California history (History of California to 1899)."


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Piru has been used for shooting countless film and television productions over the years, including ''Desert Fury'' (1947 (1947 in film)) starring Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak and Burt Lancaster, with Mary Astor and Wendell Corey. Location scenes were shot with the northwest side of Center Street, at Main, used as the exterior of Fritzi Haller's saloon and casino; the Piru Mansion was used as the Haller home and the historic Piru bridge

, crossing Piru Creek on the east side of town, was used as the locale of the car crash. (Some of the exterior scenes were also filmed in the Old Town section of Cottonwood, Arizona, especially where Burt Lancaster enters the Old Town jail, extant though enlarged.) Piru was also used in the scene in ''A Star Is Born (A Star Is Born (1954 film))'' (1954 (1954 in film)) starring Judy Garland and James Mason where Jack Carson's character, Libby, finds them after they are married

. Piru stood in for Clarksburg, California, in the 1974 (1974 in television) TV movie (television movie), ''The California Kid''. It was used for exterior shots in the 1975 (1975 in television) Filmation children's series ''The Ghost Busters''. Scenes in ''The Dukes of Hazzard'' were sometimes filmed on location in Piru, as were scenes in ''Murder, She Wrote'' and ''NCIS (NCIS (TV series))''. In ''Twilight Zone: The Movie'' ( 1983 in film


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was playing the role of Bill Connor, a racist (racism) who is taken back in time and placed in various situations where he would be a persecuted victim: as a Jewish Holocaust victim, a black man about to be lynched (lynching) by the Ku Klux Klan, and a Vietnamese (Vietnamese people) man about to be killed by U.S. soldiers. Morrow, Le, and Chen were filming a scene for the Vietnam sequence in which their characters attempt to escape from a pursuing U.S. Army helicopter out of a deserted Vietnamese village. The helicopter was hovering at about 25 feet above them when pyrotechnic (pyrotechnics) explosions damaged it and caused it to crash on top of them, killing all three instantly. east of Piru, California and just north of the Santa Clara River (Santa Clara River (California)), in present day Ventura County, California. It was the home of Ygnacio del Valle, an ''alcalde'' of the Pueblo de Los Angeles and member of the California State Assembly. The ranch was known as the '''Home of Ramona''' because it was widely believed to have been the setting of the popular 1884 novel ''Ramona'' by Helen Hunt Jackson. The novel helped in raising awareness about the Californio lifestyle and "romanticizing of the mission and rancho era of California history (History of California to 1899)."


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of the novel by Ayn Rand. Piru was also used to film the 2011 music video ''Don't Stop (Colour On The Walls)'', from the band Foster the People and featuring actress Gabourey Sidibe. The 2013 music video ''Wake Me Up (Wake Me Up (Avicii song))'', by Avicii, was shot in Piru. ''Water for Elephants (Water for Elephants (film))'' was also filmed in Piru as well as Alicia Keys' ''Unthinkable'' music video. Disasters Piru was struck by two major disasters in the 20th century


popular location

Johnson , "The Rock," scenes where he and the alien (extraterrestrials in fiction) boy and girl go into a small town, Stony Creek, where they have repairs done on his taxi (taxicab) and go to a restaurant country music club, were actually shot in Piru, which continues to be a popular location with film companies. Piru Mansion was used as the home of Ellis Wyatt in ''Atlas Shrugged: Part I'' (2011 (2011 in film)), the first segment in a three-part movie adaptation


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Piru has been used for shooting countless film and television productions over the years, including ''Desert Fury'' (1947 (1947 in film)) starring Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak and Burt Lancaster, with Mary Astor and Wendell Corey. Location scenes were shot with the northwest side of Center Street, at Main, used as the exterior of Fritzi Haller's saloon and casino; the Piru Mansion was used as the Haller home and the historic Piru bridge


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pulling into town. Another story tells of a Piru restaurant known for good pies. The owner hung a sign proclaiming, "We Put The Pie In Piru." In 1890, Cook built a lavish Queen Anne Style (Queen Anne Style architecture) home a few blocks northwest of his original home, which came to be known as the Piru Mansion. A strict Methodist (Methodism), he provided for construction of a church on the north side of Center Street, just west of Main. His home at Main and Center became

of Nordhoff (later renamed Ojai (Ojai, California)) was started in 1874. ''A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California'', 23–4. Piru (Piru, California), Fillmore (Fillmore, California) and Montalvo (Montalvo, Ventura, California) were established in 1887. ''A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California'', 25–7. 1892 saw Simi (Simi Valley, California) (later Simi Valley), Somis (Somis, California), Saticoy, California Saticoy

and Moorpark (Moorpark, California). Oxnard (Oxnard, California) was a late-comer, not being established until 1898. ''A Comprehensive Story of Ventura County, California'', 27. The '''Chumash''' are a Native American (Native Americans in the United States) people who historically inhabited the central and southern coastal regions of California, in portions of what is now San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo County, California), Santa Barbara County, California


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in owner-occupied housing units and 861 people (41.7%) lived in rental housing units. 2000 As of the census of 2000, there were 1,196 people, 308 households, and 263 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 514.5 people per square mile (199.0 km²). There were 328 housing units

at an average density of 141.1 per square mile (54.6 km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 53.51% White (White (U.S. Census)), 0.25% African American (African American (U.S. Census)), 3.01% Native American (Native American (U.S. Census)), 1.67% Asian (Asian (U.S. Census)), 38.38% from other races (Race (United States Census)), and 3.18% from two or more races. Hispanic (Hispanic (U.S. Census)) or Latino (Latino (U.S. Census)) of any race were 67.89% of the population. There were 308


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— as was much of the television movie ''The Love War'' (1970 (1970 in film)) starring Jeff's father Lloyd Bridges, with Angie Dickinson (with Piru serving as location ''and'' setting). The town has also served for some of the scenes on TV's ''Reno 911!'' and for scenes set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, in ''True Blood''. In the Disney (Walt Disney Pictures) movie ''Race to Witch Mountain'' (2009 (2009 in film)) starring Dwayne

Angeles and member of the California State Assembly. The ranch was known as the '''Home of Ramona''' because it was widely believed to have been the setting of the popular 1884 novel ''Ramona'' by Helen Hunt Jackson. The novel helped in raising awareness about the Californio lifestyle and "romanticizing of the mission and rancho era of California history (History of California to 1899)."

Piru, California

'''Piru''' ( west of Interstate 5 (Interstate 5 (California)). The population was 2,063 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census), up from 1,196 when the 2000 census (2000 United States Census) was enumerated. Lake Piru, in the Los Padres National Forest, is the main recreational attraction.

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