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Metro Digest

Local News in Brief : Fair Relocation Delayed

February 12, 1988

The San Fernando Valley Fair will remain for another year at the fairgrounds in Northridge, delaying plans to move to the Pierce College campus until 1989, it was announced Wednesday.

The decision came just two weeks after fair operators and campus officials had agreed that the event could be held at the Woodland Hills school. But college officials had required organizers to scale down the fair and its traditionally large and noisy midway.

Waiting until next year will allow fair operators to work out a better compromise with Pierce officials, said Sal Buccieri, a member of the board of the 51st Agricultural Assn., the state agency that operates the fair.

The fair has been at Cal State Northridge on the Devonshire Downs fairgrounds since 1975. But university officials announced last year that fair organizers would have to look elsewhere because the university plans to begin building a $200-million academic-and-commercial development on the 30-acre site.

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