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Trio of Brush Fires Fully Contained On Vandenberg Air Force Base

Normal operations resumed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, even as firefighters continue some mopup work from some brush fires on the base. The largest of the trio of fires, the Canyon Fire on the south part of the base, charred more than 12,000 acres of brush. It was fully contained on Saturday, nearly a week after it started. Two smaller fires which started late last week, a 200 acre plus blaze and a 30 acre fire, were also declared fully contained over the weekend. There have been no...
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A bicyclist who went out of his way to be prepared for potential trouble when he went for a nighttime bike ride along Ventura’s oceanfront still lost his bike, after being attacked and pepper-sprayed by a group of men.

The 31 year old man was riding on a bike path through State Beach Park around nine Saturday night when he was stopped by three men, who then started to punch him. The victim tried to use a personal taser to defend himself, but was hit with pepper spray by the attackers.

(USAF/30th Space Wing Photo)

Normal operations resumed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, even as firefighters continue some mopup work from some brush fires on the base.

The largest of the trio of fires, the Canyon Fire on the south part of the base, charred more than 12,000 acres of brush. It was fully contained on Saturday, nearly a week after it started. Two smaller fires which started late last week, a 200 acre plus blaze and a 30 acre fire, were also declared fully contained over the weekend.

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SB 999 requires public and private health plans to cover the dispensing of birth control pills, patches, and rings for a period of up to a year. Currently, women have to get refills every 30 or 90 days. The new law allows doctors to issue up to 12 month long prescriptions, allowing them to be dispensed in a more convenient way.

(Photo By Senior Airman Julie Kazanas /USAF)

Firefighters have fully controlled one brush fire, and have 90% containment of a second on Vandenberg Air Force Base, in Santa Barbara County.

The Washington Fire started yesterday afternoon, burning more than 200 acres of land on the north side of the base before it was contained last night. It was full controlled this morning. The fire is believed to have been started by a power line downed by gusty wind.

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A bicyclist who went out of his way to be prepared for potential trouble when he went for a nighttime bike ride along Ventura’s oceanfront still lost his bike, after being attacked and pepper-sprayed by a group of men.

The 31 year old man was riding on a bike path through State Beach Park around nine Saturday night when he was stopped by three men, who then started to punch him. The victim tried to use a personal taser to defend himself, but was hit with pepper spray by the attackers.

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Normal operations resumed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, even as firefighters continue some mopup work from some brush fires on the base.

The largest of the trio of fires, the Canyon Fire on the south part of the base, charred more than 12,000 acres of brush. It was fully contained on Saturday, nearly a week after it started. Two smaller fires which started late last week, a 200 acre plus blaze and a 30 acre fire, were also declared fully contained over the weekend.

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