In 1991, U.S. presidential history was made in Simi Valley.
The Times called it "the ultimate photo opportunity."
The presidents were drawn to California for the opening of the
"For the first time in history, five U.S. presidents — several of whom had waged bitter campaigns against each other over the years — were gathered in one place.
"Warmed by a California sun and clearly aware they were basking in the light of history, they appeared jovial and fraternal, as political rhetoric melted into buttery praise for each other.
"Even the lone Democrat,
Just three years later, another presidential scene occurred just a freeway ride away at the