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July 25, 1993 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A carnival worker arrested on suspicion of fondling three girls at the county fair Saturday denied that he deliberately touched them, and said the girls accidentally ran into him in the haunted house when they became scared. Richard Allen Lee, 41, a convicted child molester, said in a jail interview that he had gone into the Cactus Jack's Haunted House looking for his stepson who worked at that attraction. The haunted house is near a game booth that Lee was working at before being arrested July 16 at the Orange County Fair.
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March 14, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
A challenge to a new contract for carnival activities and rides at the Orange County Fair will be heard March 23 by a state panel that oversees county fair contracts in the state. The Orange County Fair Board approved a contract with Arizona-based Ray Cammack Shows, which would replace Fountain Valley-based B&B Amusements.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
A challenge to a new contract for carnival activities and rides at the Orange County Fair will be heard March 23 by a state panel that oversees county fair contracts in the state. The Orange County Fair Board approved a contract with Arizona-based Ray Cammack Shows, which would replace Fountain Valley-based B&B Amusements.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1993 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A carnival worker arrested on suspicion of fondling three girls at the county fair Saturday denied that he deliberately touched them, and said the girls accidentally ran into him in the haunted house when they became scared. Richard Allen Lee, 41, a convicted child molester, said in a jail interview that he had gone into the Cactus Jack's Haunted House looking for his stepson who worked at that attraction. The haunted house is near a game booth that Lee was working at before being arrested July 16 at the Orange County Fair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1993 | GEBE MARTINEZ and PATRICIA CALLAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS; Times staff writers Rene Lynch and Eric Bailey contributed to this report
State safety inspectors Wednesday interviewed the operator believed to be responsible for a roller coaster crash this week at the Orange County Fair, focusing on the possibility that he was distracted from activating the ride's brakes because he was trying to do two jobs at once.
NEWS
October 1, 1998
Six months after a 15-year-old girl fell to her death from a carnival ride, prosecutors have taken the apparently unprecedented step of indicting nine amusement company executives, employees and inspectors on charges of murder. A defense lawyer and industry officials argued Wednesday that Leslie Lane's death was an accident. A grand jury on Tuesday indicted nine people of Yuma, Ariz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1994
Two men who were among eight people injured in a crash of three cars on the Orange County Fair roller coaster last summer filed suit in Orange County Superior Court this week against the ride operators. Jesse Cooper of Huntington Beach and Jeremy Buchanan of Irvine are seeking unspecified damages from B & B Amusements of Yuma, Ariz., for medical costs, the loss of wages and general damages stemming from a chain-reaction collision on the fair's Cyclone ride on July 12, 1993. About 11:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1994 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two people injured in a roller coaster collision last summer at the Orange County Fair have filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for medical and other expenses and $1 million in punitive damages. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court on behalf of Christopher W. Pitts and Melinda S. Greenleaf, accuses B&B Amusements, owner and operator of the Cyclone roller coaster, and the Orange County Fair of negligence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993
The city's first community fair, originally planned for this weekend, has been postponed indefinitely, officials said Thursday. Unable to come to an agreement with B & B Amusements of Fountain Valley over where the carnival would be located, the Lake Forest Activities Committee has put off the celebration. "It's all up in the air right now," said Mark Pullone, city administrative assistant. "It could be held in a month or a year."
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July 14, 1993 | From a Times Staff Writer
Eight people were injured at the Orange County Fair on Monday night when two roller coaster cars collided after the ride operator apparently failed to activate the brakes. One of the cars on the popular Cyclone ride was being loaded about 11:30 p.m. when another car crashed into it. The occupants of the moving car were tossed back in their seats, then slammed against the safety bars. They suffered back, neck and abdominal injuries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1995 | HOPE HAMASHIGE
The Orange County Fair has received word from the California Department of General Services that it followed proper procedures in awarding a contract to Arizona-based Ray Cammack Shows and that the carnival operator is properly licensed to operate in California. The fair has agreed to allow Cammack to provide rides and games at the fair for the next three years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1995
Who will run the carnival at this year's Orange County Fair will be decided by the state. The Fair Board at its regular monthly meeting last week decided to let the Department of General Services settle the dispute between B & B Amusements of Fountain Valley and Ray Cammack Shows of Laveen, Ariz. The event will run at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa from July 7 to 23.
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