Notice the young branches and petioles are reddish.
Flowers are borne on a long 5-10" thin panicle with tons of individual small white flowers.
Small reddish to black fruit, not usually eaten by humans, but the birds will strip a tree in a day.
The fruit in October.
maybe another prunus, there are enough of them, but not likely in bloom, the rest of the white evergreen prunus have much shorter flower stalks and the fruit is smaller than most and seems to be more egg-shaped.
Prunus laurocerasus is the type species for the subgenus Laurocerasus or the cherry laurels. Others in this group include P. ilicifolia, P. lyonii, P. laurocerasus, P. lusitanica, P. carolinana. They all have flowers that look and smell like these.
Cabrillo Campus in the lawn behind the Sesnon House.
Civic Center Drive at MacDorsa Park