Lompoc, California

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Lompoc (Purisimeño: Lompo', "Stagnant Water" ; Spanish: Lumpoco) is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States.wikipedia
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Chumash people

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Before European settlers arrived, the area around Lompoc was inhabited by the Chumash people.
Modern place names with Chumash origins include Cayucos, Malibu, Nipomo, Lompoc, Ojai, Pismo Beach, Point Mugu, Port Hueneme, Piru, Lake Castaic, Saticoy, Simi Valley and Somis.

Vandenberg Air Force Base

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It then became a military town with the completion of nearby Camp Cooke (now Vandenberg Air Force Base).
Vandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 9.2 miles northwest of Lompoc, California.

La Purisima Mission

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La Purisima Mission was established in 1787 near what is now the southern edge of the city.
Mission La Purisima Concepción, or La Purisima Mission (originally La Misión de La Purísima Concepción de la Santísima Virgen María, or The Mission of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary) is a Spanish mission in Lompoc, California.

Santa Barbara County, California

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Lompoc (Purisimeño: Lompo', "Stagnant Water" ; Spanish: Lumpoco) is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States.
North of the Santa Ynez range in the Santa Ynez Valley are the towns of Santa Ynez, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc; the unincorporated towns of Los Olivos and Ballard; the unincorporated areas of Mission Hills and Vandenberg Village; and Vandenberg Air Force Base, where the Santa Ynez River flows out to the sea.

Rancho Lompoc

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In 1837, the Mexican government sold the area as the Rancho Lompoc land grant.
The grant extended from present-day Lompoc west to the Pacific coast.

Surf, California

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The wreckage can still be seen south of Surf Beach.
Surf is a former settlement in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County, California, located along the Pacific coast within Vandenberg Air Force Base west of the city of Lompoc.

Purisimeño language

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Lompoc (Purisimeño: Lompo', "Stagnant Water" ; Spanish: Lumpoco) is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States.
Purisimeño was one of the Chumashan languages traditionally spoken along the coastal areas of Southern California near Lompoc.

Santa Ynez River

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Most of the city is in the valley of the Santa Ynez River, at an elevation of about 80–100 feet (25–30 meters); recent expansion has been to the north, on higher ground known as Vandenberg Village, with elevations of 150–300 feet (50–100 meters).
It is 92 mi long, flowing from east to west through the Santa Ynez Valley, reaching the Pacific Ocean at Surf, near Vandenberg Air Force Base and the city of Lompoc.

Diatomaceous earth

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In 1893, a diatomaceous earth mine opened in the southern hills in Miguelito Canyon.
Marine deposits have been worked in the Sisquoc Formation in Santa Barbara County, California near Lompoc and along the Southern California coast.

Sibyl Marston (ship)

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In 1909, the Sibyl Marston—at the time, the largest steam schooner built on the West Coast—sank nearby while carrying 1100000 board feet of lumber.
Sibyl Marston was a wooden schooner cargo ship built by W.A. Boole & Sons of Oakland, California and belonging to the Sibyl Marston Co. Sibyl Marston sank off the coast of Lompoc, California on 12 January 1909.

Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc

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The Federal Correctional Complex located between Lompoc and Vandenberg AFB includes the medium- and low-security Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc, two minimum-security camps. Other mainstays of the economy include the Federal Correctional Institution, the diatomaceous earth mine (today owned by Imerys), the Lompoc Oil Field and associated oil processing facilities north of town, and agriculture (especially seed flowers and vegetables).
FCC Lompoc is located within the city of Lompoc, 175 mi northwest of Los Angeles, adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Lompoc Fire Department

The city is also served by the Lompoc Fire Department (LFD), which responds to more than 3,800 emergency and non-emergency calls per year.
The Lompoc Fire Department (LFD) provides fire protection and emergency medical services for Lompoc, California.

United States Penitentiary, Lompoc

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The LFD provides mutual aid to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department as well as providing primary fire protection and emergency medical response to the United States Penitentiary, Lompoc.
FCC Lompoc is located within the city of Lompoc, 175 mi northwest of Los Angeles, adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Santa Maria, California

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Lompoc is also served by City of Lompoc Transit, the Clean Air Express to Santa Barbara/Goleta, and the Breeze Bus to Buellton/Solvang and Santa Maria.
Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was established just north of the valley in 1772, and Mission La Purísima Concepción was established near present-day Lompoc in 1787.

Lompoc Oil Field

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Other mainstays of the economy include the Federal Correctional Institution, the diatomaceous earth mine (today owned by Imerys), the Lompoc Oil Field and associated oil processing facilities north of town, and agriculture (especially seed flowers and vegetables).
The Lompoc Oil Field is a large oil field in the Purisima Hills north of Lompoc, California, in Santa Barbara County.

California State Route 246

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State Route 246 heads east to Buellton and the Santa Ynez Valley.
State Route 246 (SR 246) is a state highway in the U.S. state of California that runs from Lompoc east to Solvang and Santa Ynez, cutting through the Santa Ynez Valley and the Santa Barbara Wine Country.

Military town

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It then became a military town with the completion of nearby Camp Cooke (now Vandenberg Air Force Base).

List of Southern California transit agencies

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Lompoc is also served by City of Lompoc Transit, the Clean Air Express to Santa Barbara/Goleta, and the Breeze Bus to Buellton/Solvang and Santa Maria.
The Breeze Bus serves the northern Santa Barbara County communities of Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, and Solvang.

City of Lompoc Transit

Lompoc is also served by City of Lompoc Transit, the Clean Air Express to Santa Barbara/Goleta, and the Breeze Bus to Buellton/Solvang and Santa Maria.
City of Lompoc Transit, known as COLT, is primary provider of mass transportation in Lompoc, Mission Hills, and Vandenberg Village, California.

Spanish missions in California

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The Mexicans secularized the Spanish missions in 1833, and La Purisima Mission gradually fell into ruins.

California State Route 1

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State Route 1 is the major north-south artery through Lompoc.
In Las Cruces, SR 1, now named Cabrillo Highway, splits again from US 101 and heads northwest to the city of Lompoc.

Lompoc–Surf station

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The Surf train station is located to the west at Surf Beach and is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner line.
Lompoc–Surf station is a passenger rail station in Surf, California, west of the city of Lompoc.

Honda Point disaster

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In 1923, the Honda Point disaster, the U.S.'s largest peacetime naval accident, occurred just off the coast; nine U.S. destroyers ran aground, killing 23 people.
Honda Point, also called Point Pedernales, is located on the seacoast at Vandenberg Air Force Base, near the city of Lompoc, California.

Sta. Rita Hills AVA

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Lompoc Valley is the gateway to the Sta. Rita Hills AVA wine appellation, internationally recognized for premium pinot noir and chardonnay.
Rita Hills is part of the larger Santa Ynez Valley AVA, located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton with the Purisima Hills on the north and the Santa Rosa Hills on the south.

Lompoc Valley Flower Festival

The Lompoc Valley Flower Festival, held the last week of June, features a parade, carnival and craft show.
The Lompoc Valley Flower Festival is an annual flower festival held in the city of Lompoc, located northern Santa Barbara County, California.