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California Corner: Festivals, Feasts & Fairs

April 28, 2002

Selma--The community that calls itself the "raisin capital of the world" will host the Raisin Festival May 1-5. The carnival begins May 1, followed by a weekend of food and arts and crafts. Lincoln Park. 3-10 p.m. May 1-2; 3-11 p.m. May 3; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. May 4; 1-9 p.m. May 5. Free. (800) 807-3562.

Oroville--The Feather River region will celebrate Feather Fiesta Days May 3-12. The Gold Rush-themed events include a parade (10 a.m.), chili cook-off, arts and crafts, children's activities, a car show (all May 11) and carnival (May 9-12). Downtown. Free. (800) 655-GOLD (655-4653), www.oroville-city.com/chamber.

Yucca Valley--Grubstake Days May 2-5 will commemorate the area's mining history with a four-day carnival and a parade (10 a.m. May 4). 4-11 p.m. May 2; 4 p.m.-midnight May 3; noon-midnight May 4; noon-9 p.m. May 5. Grubstake grounds, Highway 62. (760) 365-6323, www.yucca valley.org.

Ukiah--Festivities for Cinco de Mayo get underway May 4 with a parade and street fair, including food, music and dance, children's activities and arts and crafts. State Street. Free. (707) 463-1460, www.ukiah.com.

San Luis Obispo--The SLO Botanical Garden Festival May 4-5 will offer speakers, food, entertainment, a plant sale and a plant Q&A booth. El Chorro Regional Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. $5 for adults; kids younger than 12 admitted free. (805) 781-2777, www.slobg.org.

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--Laurie K. Schenden; Schenden's e-mail address is Lkschenden@hotmail.com.

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