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Ode to a Fair and a Girl Growing Up

August 20, 2008

My darling daughter, age 4 ¾, will be starting kindergarten in six days, 16 days before the opening of what will be my eighth Fair. Obviously when I started here, my girl wasn’t even in the planning stages. But then, a few years later, there I was, teetering around like a weebles-wobble-but-they-won’t-fall-down figurine, nearly eight…

They Call Me Mister Chicken

August 2, 2008

If you’ve been to the L.A. County Fair, you know him.  Maybe not by sight or by his full name, but definitely from his amazing, deep fried concoctions. Deep-fried Oreos. Deep-fried avocados . Delectable Krispy Kreme chicken sandwiches with Swiss cheese drizzled in honey. He’s Charlie Boghosian, or Chicken Charlie as he is more commonly…

Viva Vino!

June 2, 2008

A global panel of judges just finished selecting the best wines from around the world at the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition, held here at Fairplex. The event has been part of the Fair for 69 years, presenting gold, silver and bronze awards to the best the wine world has to offer. And…