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81-Year-Old Woman Completes Rigorous 67-Mile Horseback Ride in Santa Monica Mountains

An 81-year-old Conejo Valley woman has reached her goal of horseback riding for 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains. Ruth Gerson, along with four of her female friends, returned on Saturday from a six-day ride on the newly completed Backbone Trail. The five women started Monday from Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County and ended at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Los Angeles.
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Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council

An 81-year-old Conejo Valley woman has reached her goal of horseback riding for 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains. 

Ruth Gerson, along with four of her female friends, returned on Saturday from a six-day ride on the newly completed Backbone Trail. The five women started Monday from Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County and ended at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Los Angeles.

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The continuing heat wave, mixed with other weather conditions across the South Coast, is ripe for wild fire danger.

Red flag warnings are in effect for Southern Santa Barbara County and the Ventura County mountains on Saturday.

Unemployment has grown on the Central and South Coasts, as well as statewide during the last month.

Ventura County’s jobless rate increased from 4.5% in May to 5.4% in June. In Santa Barbara County, the number of people also rose, going from 3.9% to 4.9% from May to June. And, in San Luis Obispo County, the numbers are also up, with unemployment rising from 3.5% to 4.5%.

The statewide unemployment numbers are also up. The percentage of people out of work in California rose from 5.2% in May, to 5.4% in June.

Eight people were treated for exposure to a chemical cloud following an accident at a Ventura County health club.

It happened just after 10 Friday morning, at Gold’s Gym on the 1300 block of East Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley. Captain Scott Dettorre, with the Ventura County Fire Department, says too much chlorine was apparently put into the pool. He says some of it bubbled to the surface, creating a gas cloud.

A controversial proposal to build a new power plant in Ventura County brought hundreds of people to a marathon meeting held by a state agency in Oxnard.

Members of the California Energy Commission heard about a staff report for NRG’s planned power plant at Mandalay Beach, in Oxnard, and took comments on it from environmental groups and the City of Oxnard, as well as from the public.

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Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council

An 81-year-old Conejo Valley woman has reached her goal of horseback riding for 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains. 

Ruth Gerson, along with four of her female friends, returned on Saturday from a six-day ride on the newly completed Backbone Trail. The five women started Monday from Point Mugu State Park in Ventura County and ended at Will Rogers State Historic Park in Los Angeles.

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In an email to NPR, the office of Rep. Marcia Fudge said she "has been named permanent chair of the Democratic National Convention."

The emails, which were released by WikiLeaks just days before the party's convention launches in Philadelphia, appear to show top DNC officials trading ideas on how to hurt Sanders at the polls.

The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will not impose a blanket ban on the entire Russian team from the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite evidence of state-sponsored doping.

Instead, it has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete.

The decision is an attempt to balance "the desire and need for collective responsibility versus the right to individual justice of every individual athlete," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a teleconference with reporters on Sunday.

On the day she was killed, Alexsandra Moreira thought she was safe. She thought she had managed to break away and protect herself.

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"When she got on the bus, my brother told her, 'If anything happens, just call me.' Ten minutes later, his phone rang and it was her. All he could hear was her screaming, pleading for help," Moreira's sister, Andreza da Silva, says.

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