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September 22, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The top administrator for the Ventura County Fairgrounds announced his resignation Tuesday, ending his 10-year career at the massive entertainment facility to start his own event-management company. During his tenure, 45-year-old Mike Paluszak helped boost annual fair attendance, oversaw a rehabilitation of the Seaside Park fairgrounds and spearheaded construction of the Derby Club, where gamblers now spend more than $2 million annually on off-site horse wagering.
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October 14, 2010
Homemade handicrafts and time-honored tradition take center stage when Ventura's Seaside Park hosts Harvest Festival, the "original art and craft show. " Visitors are welcome to attend the entire weekend-long festival for one price, meaning three full days of Americana-heavy dining, shopping and entertainment ? including the music of the Scott Land Marionettes and HyJinx ? for one single-digit price tag. Ventura County Fairgrounds (Seaside Park), 10 W. Harbor Road, Ventura. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1995
HAUNTED HOUSE Ghouls and goblins and assorted other fright-makers will fill the Ventura Jaycees' 21st annual "Factory of Terror" fund-raiser at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The sizable haunted house--all 5,500 square feet of it--has eight differently themed scare chambers. Visitors are guided through them all and then left in a darkened maze to fend for themselves. The faint of heart need not worry; emergency exit doors are provided.
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October 20, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
VENTURA A former manager at the Ventura County Fairgrounds has pleaded guilty to stealing about $4,900 in parking fees. Richard A. Tucker, 53, of Oxnard entered the plea Monday in Superior Court, officials said. "Investigation revealed that Tucker ... covered up his theft by submitting false reports that underreported the true amount of parking revenue," the district attorney's office said. Tucker had been event-services manager at the fairgrounds for seven years.
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October 20, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
VENTURA A former manager at the Ventura County Fairgrounds has pleaded guilty to stealing about $4,900 in parking fees. Richard A. Tucker, 53, of Oxnard entered the plea Monday in Superior Court, officials said. "Investigation revealed that Tucker ... covered up his theft by submitting false reports that underreported the true amount of parking revenue," the district attorney's office said. Tucker had been event-services manager at the fairgrounds for seven years.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2010
Homemade handicrafts and time-honored tradition take center stage when Ventura's Seaside Park hosts Harvest Festival, the "original art and craft show. " Visitors are welcome to attend the entire weekend-long festival for one price, meaning three full days of Americana-heavy dining, shopping and entertainment ? including the music of the Scott Land Marionettes and HyJinx ? for one single-digit price tag. Ventura County Fairgrounds (Seaside Park), 10 W. Harbor Road, Ventura. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2002
The Ventura County Fairgrounds will be the site of three popular events this weekend. Six hundred vendors will set up shop for a two-day gun show, which typically attracts about 7,000 people, said Lori McMann, the show's manager. The gun show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Anacapa and San Miguel halls. Admission is $8, and children 11 and younger are free. In Santa Rosa Hall, a doll, bear and toy show will feature about 70 vendors.
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May 17, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
Authorities on Sunday identified a man shot to death near the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Tyrone Baker, 24, of Chino, died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, Ventura County Deputy Coroner Dale Zentzis said. Baker was killed about 1:30 p.m. Saturday on Garden Street near Thompson Boulevard. Richard Lamont Jones, 22, of Pasadena was arrested following the shooting after witnesses described his car to police. Police officials said they know of no motive in the shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2002
The Ventura County Fairgrounds will be the site of three popular events this weekend. Six hundred vendors will set up shop for a two-day gun show, which typically attracts about 7,000 people, said Lori McMann, the show's manager. The gun show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Anacapa and San Miguel halls. Admission is $8, and children 11 and younger are free. In Santa Rosa Hall, a doll, bear and toy show will feature about 70 vendors.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2000
Bob Dylan, the 58-year-old poet laureate of rock, will bring his band to the Ventura County Fairgrounds on Friday. Dylan has a legendary habit of downplaying or ignoring recent material while on tour and instead chooses to perform whatever nugget from his vast repertoire appeals to him at the moment. However, the never-predictable Dylan has tickled fans on recent tour stops by highlighting his new song "Things Have Changed." This much is for sure: Phil Lesh and friends are also on the bill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The top administrator for the Ventura County Fairgrounds announced his resignation Tuesday, ending his 10-year career at the massive entertainment facility to start his own event-management company. During his tenure, 45-year-old Mike Paluszak helped boost annual fair attendance, oversaw a rehabilitation of the Seaside Park fairgrounds and spearheaded construction of the Derby Club, where gamblers now spend more than $2 million annually on off-site horse wagering.
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July 12, 1998 | DOUG ADRIANSON, Doug Adrianson is editor of the Times Ventura County Edition editorial pages. Contact him at (805) 653-7580 or by e-mail at doug.adrianson@latimes.com
Even if you live miles from the ocean, never go to the beach and don't have especially warm feelings toward surfers, sailors or tourists, Ventura County's coastline is one of your greatest assets. Honest. Sea breezes are a big reason for the county's ideal climate, which makes this a pleasant place to live and allows the county's farmers to grow a vast array of fruits, vegetables, flowers and other crops all year-round. The ocean buoys Ventura County in other ways, too.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1998 | JANE HULSE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No self-respecting hulk of a horse would ever be called "cute." But come to the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend and you'll see cute, darn cute. The place will be alive and kicking with 100 or more tiny horses--no bigger than a large dog--when the Southern California Miniature Horse Club puts on its third annual show. These little guys pull pint-sized sulkies. They maneuver obstacle courses. They spring over jumps. They even perform to music.
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March 21, 1992 | MAIA DAVIS
An oceanside bike path in Ventura that has been eroded to half its original width in some sections was closed Friday until officials decide whether the path can be saved. The state Parks and Recreation Department put up wooden barricades at about noon to keep cyclists off a 100-foot-long section of the path just west of the Ventura County Fairgrounds, said Steve Chase, environmental coordinator for the city of Ventura.
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July 21, 1988 | JESSE KATZ, Times Staff Writer
MEASURE E: Asks whether the city "shall loan or give any money . . . to assist in the construction of a multipurpose convention center at the Ventura County Fairgrounds." MEASURE F: Asks whether the city "should . . . continue to work with the Ventura County Fair in the financing and / or improvement of facilities at the Ventura County Fairgrounds."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1996 | JEFF McDONALD
Ridership on the four MetroLink trains that run through Ventura County continues to do well, with the passenger rate nearing 3,000 per day for June, according to the latest figures provided by the Ventura County Transportation Commission. Ridership numbers for the month remained about equal to May boardings.
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