Even before opening day gets under way today at the San Diego County Fair, the annual five-week event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is already one for the record books.This year’s fair — which opens at 4 p.m. today and runs through 11 p.m. on July 4 — will run a record 27 days, making it the longest-running fair in North America, as well as the largest in the United States. But if those facts aren’t enough to impress visitors, then the creative minds behind this year’s imaginatively designed entry gates have set their own record.In honor of this year’s “Ozsome” fair theme, a 40-member team from Pacific Events Productions has spent the past several weeks building an elaborate “Wizard of Oz"-inspired gate that stands 43 feet high. It’s the tallest gate the San Diego company has built for the fair in nearly 20 years of designing and building them, according to employees Becky Chester and Jennifer Wolford, who were onsite Thursday … [Read more...] about Oz-themed San Diego County Fair set to lift off today
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Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press Updated 11:10 pm CST, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 California Gov. Gavin Newsom walks up up the center aisle of the Assembly Chambers to deliver his first of the State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. less California Gov. Gavin Newsom walks up up the center aisle of the Assembly Chambers to deliver his first of the State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 12, ... more Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, AP Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 California Gov. Gavin Newsom walks up up the center aisle of the Assembly Chambers to deliver his first of the State of the State address to a … [Read more...] about California governor names new leaders on water, education
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important? Ford is still struggling, California will meet with the Trump administration, a and a former UAW official gets prison. All of that and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Nov. 8, 2018. 1st Gear: Ford Might Be Junk Again Ford is still a hugely profitable company, despite Trump’s metals tariffs (which cost them $1 billion) and an $11 billion investment into its future. That future features no sedans except for the Mustang, and isn’t bleak for the company so much as highly uncertain. Which partially explains why Ford’s debt is now rated just above junk status, though, according to Bloomberg, it might be getting worse. Junk debt is the kind of debt that investors buy fully knowing it might never be fully paid back. The ratings also affect how much interest the company pays on its debt, which totals $150 billion. From Bloomberg: Bob Shanks, Ford’s chief … [Read more...] about Ford Might Be Headed for Junk Status
After complaining for years about the problem of cellphones in prisons, corrections officials in South Carolina said the inevitable finally happened.On April 15, large groups of inmates at the Lee Correctional facility began rioting using homemade knives.When order was restored the next day, seven inmates were dead and another 17 injured. No staff were injured.Afterward, South Carolina Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling blamed cellphones for helping fuel the state’s deadliest prison riot and renewed his request to federal officials that his agency be permitted to jam the cellphone signals at the prison.“What we believe from the initial investigation is that this was all about territory,” Stirling said. “This was about contraband. This was about cellphones, and you’ve heard us talk about these over and over again.“That’s why we’ve been leading the effort in South Carolina to ask the FCC to allow us to block this signal,” … [Read more...] about ‘Dinosaur eggs’ and smugglers: Keeping cellphones out of prisons is tougher than you think
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Style by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak by Monica Hesse and Dan Zak Email the author April 26 at 10:40 AM Email the author Lynnette Hardaway, left, and her sister Rochelle Richardson, aka “Diamond and Silk,” seen here at an August 2016 rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., soared to fame as YouTube personalities when they declared their support of candidate Donald Trump. (Johnny Louis/WireImage) Lynnette Hardaway’s conversion from lifelong Democrat to Donald J. Trump’s “most vocal and loyal supporter” happened sometime between her concluding that Democrats “didn’t give a damn about my fellow … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: How two small-town North Carolina sisters found fame as Trump fans.