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July 28, 2011
HOPLAND, CALIF. Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition When, where: Aug. 5, Jeriko Estate Winery Highlights: For the 35th year, vintners and experts gather to determine the wine region's best. In addition to the juried tasting competition, there's a farm-to-table dinner featuring the winning vintages. Cost: $75, including the farm-to-table dinner Info: (707) 468-9886, http://www.mendocinowinecompetition.com BIG BEAR Big Bear Air Fair When, where : Aug. 6, Big Bear City Airport Highlights: A family-friendly celebration of all things aviation includes up-close inspections of vintage warbirds and a sneak peek at the latest technologies.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
In their largest demonstration yet, truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will go on a limited strike Monday to protest what they contend are widespread workplace violations. The truck drivers, from some of the region's largest trucking companies, have accused the companies of illegally misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of as employees. That misclassification results in lower wages and denies them protections that employees get under state and federal labor laws, they contend.
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NEWS
September 7, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
View more videos at: http://nbcdfw.com . Fried bubblegum isn't exactly as gross as it sounds. It's really pink marshmallows with bubblegum flavor, dipped in batter and fried, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. On Monday, it beat out deep-fried Texas salsa and other deep-fried-somethings to win most creative food entry at the Texas State Fair . (The video above from NBC affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth shows how fried bubblegum is made.) As veteran fair-goers know, the bizarre becomes the mundane when it comes to food.
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, Jodie Foster and many more came out to shop the preview night of Paris Photo Los Angeles , the international art fair open to the public through the weekend at Paramount Studios. On the studio's New York backlot, guests wandered in and out of sound stages, and galleries set up in faux delis and pizza parlors, admiring historical and contemporary works by hundreds of photographers. This year's event features a tribute to actor/director/artist Dennis Hopper , including a display of his photographic work (his portrait of artist Roy Lichtenstein was one of my favorites)
BUSINESS
September 18, 1989
Don't be fooled by all the fun and games: Fairs are big business in California. According to the Western Fair Assn. in Sacramento, fairs are the state's 47th largest industry and generate more than $60 million worth of sales tax revenue for state and local agencies. In all, 81 fairs are held each year in 54 of the state's 58 counties. (Alpine, Mono, Sierra and Alpine counties are not home to any fairs.) The Los Angeles County fair is by far the largest, attracting about 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Two international art fair heavyweights are joining forces: The Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, the 40-year-old Paris art show known as FIAC, will formally announce on Friday that its Los Angeles debut will coincide with Paris Photo L.A. in May 2015. FIAC L.A. will debut May 27-31, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Paris Photo L.A., which debuted here one year ago at Paramount Studios, will shift from April to May 28-31, 2015. Both events are managed by Reed Expositions France.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
County fairs--as much a part of Americana as family picnics and the Fourth of July--have long been characterized by such traditional symbols as cotton candy, pie bake-offs and country music. Think Johnny Cash singing "Daddy Sang Bass" or "Ragged Old Flag." But today's fair-goers are more likely to encounter such '80s images as chocolate-covered strawberries on a stick, a senior citizen physique contest and sultry pop-rock. Picture Sheena Easton singing the racy "Sugar Walls."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1999
The 51st District Agricultural Assn.'s 1998 San Fernando Valley Fair garnered 11 awards at the recent Western Fairs Assn. Awards Dinner in Ontario. Categories ranged from advertising to cooking competitions and scheduling. Fair officials are now seeking a permanent site for the event, which is scheduled to run June 10-13 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive, Burbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Over the protests of some merchants, the city's 15th annual I Love La Habra Fair opened downtown Friday for a three-day run that organizers project will draw more than 15,000. Business owners' objections focused on the fact that La Habra Boulevard is being closed to traffic for the event. "This is terrible," said Jackie Fogel, owner of MacKinnon's Stationery store on the boulevard. "The weekend before Valentine's Day is my busiest weekend, but . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1996 | ALAN EYERLY
The celebration was as American as apple pie, Japanese rice balls, Mexican tortillas and Swiss chocolate. Fairmont Elementary School's third annual heritage fair Thursday night attracted hundreds of students and their parents to feast on ethnic foods, watch and participate in folk dances from around the globe and celebrate their diversity. "Every year we try to focus on different cultures," Fairmont Principal Kathy Linden said as several young dancers in bright green Korean costumes passed by.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
Two international art fair heavyweights are joining forces: The Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain, the 40-year-old Paris art show known as FIAC, will formally announce on Friday that its Los Angeles debut will coincide with Paris Photo L.A. in May 2015. FIAC L.A. will debut May 27-31, 2015, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Paris Photo L.A., which debuted here one year ago at Paramount Studios, will shift from April to May 28-31, 2015. Both events are managed by Reed Expositions France.
OPINION
April 13, 2014
Re "No 'witch hunt' at Mozilla," Column, April 9 It is no wonder that bullying is a major problem at schools. Kids learn from adults. Brendan Eich was bullied into resigning as chief executive of Mozilla. Because he donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 campaign, he was bullied by people whose personal views differed from his. The "face of a company," as Michael Hiltzik calls a CEO, should refer to the business' product or mission statement. Last time I checked, a CEO has responsibility for the overall success of an organization, and Eich is smart enough to know and abide by that.
NEWS
April 11, 2014 | By Charlotte Allen, guest blogger
On Wednesday, the Senate failed, for the third time, to muster the votes to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a women's-vote-wooing initiative of the Obama administration that has been knocking around Congress since President Obama took office in 2009. Mmm, bad; so whom to blame? How about the Obama administration itself? That's the theory of the Washington Post's online feminist columnist Nia-Malika Henderson, who writes : To illustrate their argument, the White House sent out a shareable graphic , which explains what they are trying to do on equal pay. It pictures two women, one in a pink dress carrying a handbag, the other in an orange dress, and both are wearing oh-so-practical stilettos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
As Republicans and Democrats jockey for advantage months before the fall elections that could swing control of the U.S. Senate back to the GOP, both sides are honing the messages they think will spark the best turnout. For Republicans, it's Obamacare. For Democrats, it's economic equality. (Continued Republican control of the House is probably a foregone conclusion, thanks to smart maneuvering by Republicans. As the Associated Press reported last month, “Gerrymandering has a long history in the United States, pursued enthusiastically by both Democrats and Republicans.
NEWS
April 9, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - With sought-after women voters at stake, Senate Republicans blocked election-year legislation Wednesday aimed at ensuring that female workers receive equal pay for doing the same work as men. A high-profile campaign for the Paycheck Fairness Act, orchestrated by the Democratic-controlled Senate and the White House, did little to motivate Republicans in a mid-term election year when both parties are seeking women voters. Republican senators blocked the bill on a party-line filibuster, 53-44, with many waging a protest vote over party leaders' refusal to allow amendments.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Kathleen Hennessey
WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal work. Surrounding himself with female supporters at the White House, Obama signed an executive order prohibiting contractors from retaliating against employees who talk about how much money they make. Advocates say secrecy about salaries is a major contributor to the gap in average pay between male and female workers in the United States, which the White House says leaves women making 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. The president also ordered contractors to report data to the government showing the compensation they provide their employees by sex and race.
NEWS
July 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Facing huge deficits and far fewer visitors than hoped, the Expo 2000 world's fair in Hanover, Germany, will slash ticket prices and step up advertising while dropping the original goal of selling 40 million tickets, officials said. The five-month world's fair, Germany's first, has attracted only 2.9 million visitors during the first five weeks, spokeswoman Wibke Bruhns said. From the fourth week to the fifth, the number of visitors dropped by 187,000 to 633,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2000
Walt Disney Co. has applied for nine special-events permits as part of its plan to stage 13 job fairs in Anaheim between now and Feb. 8. The series of fairs is part of a campaign to hire 8,500 employees by the scheduled opening date for the company's new theme park, Disney's California Adventure, adjacent to Disneyland.
NEWS
April 1, 2014 | By Scott Martelle
If the state of Mississippi had finished what it started, Michelle Byrom would be dead right now. Instead, based on revelations about confessions kept from a jury and an alleged case of perjury, the state's Supreme Court on Monday tossed out Byrom's murder conviction and ordered a new trial - but also ordered that a new judge conduct it. And this is after the case had already gone through the regular channels of appeal, as Oxford, Miss.,...
OPINION
March 30, 2014 | By Ronald Neumann and Michael O'Hanlon
Negative early headlines about Afghanistan's April 5 presidential election are easy to imagine. Some candidates are already trying to foster a simplified view among Westerners that they can fail to make the likely second-round runoff only if there is fraud. This is a deliberate attempt to provoke U.S. interference, whatever the facts. A peaceful transition of power to a new president broadly accepted as legitimate by the Afghan people is essential for several reasons: to secure future Afghan stability; to maintain support for Afghanistan in the U.S. Congress; and, above all, to achieve a key strategic goal - that the nation does not again become a base for terrorism against the United States.
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