Category: The Buzz

Breeders’ Cup Week is Here!
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Breeders’ Cup Week is Here!

For horseplayers, the Breeders’ Cup is one weekend you have to clear the deck of any and all distractions. There’s too much money at stake and you can’t afford to miss on any of your strongest opinions. You want to have your seat picked out and your past performances spread in front of you so you can...

I Want my Mommy!
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I Want my Mommy!

My daughter begged me for 3 years in a row to go to Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park. Every year I said “No, you are too young”. But this year she finally reached that magical age where she was ready to face her fears, literally. On we went and had an unforgettable time screaming...

The Birds and the Bees…a Pollination Conversation
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The Birds and the Bees…a Pollination Conversation

Let’s talk pollination…on a small garden scale. The first year I started gardening I noticed my zucchini would start to grow but then get brown on the end and fall off. I was so confused and oh-so sad! Zucchini are supposed to be one of the easiest things to grow! As many a beginning gardener...

Summers over…now what?
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Summers over…now what?

Seasonal Gardening Tips for Beginners As the days get shorter and temperature gets colder, most of us don’t think about our garden as much. But with the Bay Area’s amazing year-round growing climate, winter is no reason to put your green thumb to bed! From beets, broccoli and brussels sprouts to kale, garlic, spinach and...

“The Last Ride” from the Person Who Made it Happen!
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“The Last Ride” from the Person Who Made it Happen!

          The “Last Ride” Cattle drive was so special for many reasons.  It gave me an opportunity to meet several leaders of the community, riders and steer owners, KAT Country radio station DJ’s, a Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen and even a Posse. I describe this event as a giant puzzle with...

Selfies Selfies Selfies
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Selfies Selfies Selfies

Selfies Selfies Selfies!! In today’s world it is all about the social media. We are constantly on the lookout for photo opportunities to post on Instagram for friends and family to see. Working at the Fair I get to see a lot of what goes into making the Fair look “Pretty” for our thousands of...

Last day of the Family Af-Fairs! 
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Last day of the Family Af-Fairs! 

I have to admit, I am feeling very bittersweet about the last day of the 2019 Fair. I was driving around the Fairgrounds this morning on the golf cart and I was looking at all of the things I missed out on this year! You would think after working all 18 days of the fair,...

The Inside Scoop to Betting on Live Races
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The Inside Scoop to Betting on Live Races

Independence Day marks the start of the last week of live racing at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. You won’t see thoroughbreds or any other breed zipping across our one-mile dirt oval until they resume training in May of 2020, so if you want to catch some live racing in the Stella Artois Grandstand,...

I Spy Discounts! How to Fair on a Budget
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I Spy Discounts! How to Fair on a Budget

I don’t consider myself thrifty or frugal, but I AM selective with how I spend my hard earned cash.  I definitely appreciate the finer things in life and place tremendous value on great experiences and amazing, good times. There are definitely things that must be added into this equation like bills, groceries, braces for the...

Meet Your Very Own Artisan Alley-Cat
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Meet Your Very Own Artisan Alley-Cat

As a marketing intern at the Alameda County Fair, I get to catch a glimpse of all the fun things the Fair has to offer. I have seen everything you can name from free Horse Racing, to Nightly Concerts, to spectacular food, but I think my favorite location at the fair has to be Artisan...

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