200-acre Culver-area brushfire destroys 2 vacation homes

A wind-fueled brushfire exploded near Lake Billy Chinook in Cove Palisades State Park Saturday morning and raced east across 200 acres into the Culver area, burning two vacation homes and several outbuldings  About 60 residents were evacuated for hours as crews battled on the ground and from the air to stop the flames.

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On this day: July 11

POSTED: 8:33 AM PDT July 9, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT July 10, 2015 

A vice president duels for honor, the Marine Corps is re-established, a folk singer debuts, a space station plummets to Earth, and Martin Luther King earns a posthumous honor, all on this day.

OTD July 11 - Tommy Ramone
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2014: Tommy Ramone, the founding drummer and last surviving original member of the punk rock band the Ramones, dies at age 65 at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He had been in hospice care following treatment for bile duct cancer. Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary, he played with the band for the first four years of its existence, appearing on the first three Ramones' records. He wrote "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" and the majority of "Blitzkrieg Bop" for the Ramones and also co-produced several of the band's albums.

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