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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR...

Insiders' secrets of the California State Fair
By Dixie Reiddreid@sacbee.com Published: Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2010 from The Sacramento BeeHere are some facts about the California State Fair that you may not know:
The fair, which continues through Sunday, is an instant and temporary city that employs more than 10,000 people for 18 straight days.
Every day, a small city of people – this year, nearly 32,000 – visit the fair.
A couple thousand workers sleep each night on the Cal Expo grounds, as well.
Babies are born and people die at the fair (although none so far this year), so eight to 12 paramedics and two ambulances are always on standby.
Fairgoers also will find a working U.S. Post Office and UPS and FedEx shipping stations. The State Fair police force is 200-strong.
"It's just like any other city," said Deputy Manager Brian May.
He and General Manager Norb Bartosik probably know more than anyone about the State Fair. The other day, they shared some favorite insider tips and state (fair) secrets.
Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/07/27/2916781/insiders-secrets-of-the-california.html#ixzz0uyFFcklX

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