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L.A. County Fair tries to clear the waters on shark myths

Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor This year the Los Angeles County Fair has a Live Shark Encounter exhibit that lets audience members laugh and learn some quick facts while watching a diver interact with the animals as if they were not sharks at all. The show attracts so many audience members that a majority of them have to stand because all of the seats are taken before the show even begins. The fun... 

Galloping toward a friendlier Los Angeles County Fair

Galloping toward a friendlier Los Angeles County Fair
Yankee Dan suffered heat exhaustion after winning the fourth race of the first day of racing at Fairplex Park as part of the 73rd Racing Season on Friday. Outrider Jesus Camacho struggled to keep the horse calm as trainers doused the horse with hoses and buckets of water. It is uncommon for horses to suffer from heat exhaustion of such magnitude. / photo by Warren Bessant John Bottala Staff Writer When... 

Kids show off art talent at Los Angeles County Fair

Kids show off art talent at Los Angeles County Fair
Harry Fuqua, 4, enjoys one of the many activities offered at the America’s Kids “A Time Long Ago” exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fair on Sept. 17. The overall theme for the pavilion is set in Medieval times where children can dress as knights, learn about and build their own castles and practice archery. Also on display is local grade school art. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Christina Collins... 

Animals are key to the L.A. County Fair experience

Animals are key to the L.A. County Fair experience
Katie Wold cares for Smokey, a 12-year-old Shetland pony, at her temporary home in the Fairview Farms section of the Los Angeles County Fair. Smokey is due to give birth in two weeks and Wold hopes that the birth will take place during the Fair. Smokey is staying right outside of the Big Red Barn at the northeast section of the fairgrounds. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Megan Sebestyen Staff Writer ... 

First Person Experience: A fair amount of fried food

<i>First Person Experience</i>: A fair amount of fried food
Piles of fried onion rings, French fries, zucchini and frog legs at Chicken Charlie’s await orders from hungry fair goers. Chicken Charlie’s is among the most popular fried food venders at the L.A. County Fair, offering everything from vegetables to fish and desserts, including Oreos and Klondike Bars. The business has two separate locations at the fair. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Carly Hill Arts... 

Los Angeles County Fair is a local paradise

Los Angeles County Fair is a local paradise
It was 96 degrees at the L.A. County Fair on Saturday. Many people simply stayed in the air-conditioned marketplaces while others were more interested in buying something bizarre like deep fried White Castle burgers or deep fried Spam with pineapples from Chicken Charles Broasted Chicken. Some other sights included mechanical bull riding at Big Bubba’s Bad BBQ, performances from Radio Disney, and... 

Rockabilly group takes Fair to the '50s

Rockabilly group takes Fair to the '50s
Lead singer Ismael Loza and bass player Julian Johnson of the band Jonny Come Lately play rockabilly reminiscent of the 1950s to get fair goers moving. The band plays original songs, as well as covers of songs by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Stray Cats and Sublime. / photo by Christopher Guzman Marla Bahloul Staff Writer Local rockabilly band Jonny Come Lately performed this Labor Day weekend... 
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