In name only

first_imgBut if the fair isn’t going to be held in the San Fernando Valley, it shouldn’t call itself the San Fernando Valley Fair. If we’re going to have a fair in name only, we don’t want one at all. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOR the second time in recent history, the 60-year-old San Fernando Valley Fair has pulled out of the San Fernando Valley. Squabbling between the fair’s board and the city’s Recreation and Parks Department prompted a vote Friday to move the event out of the Valley and into the Santa Clarita Valley. It was only two years ago that the Valley welcomed the prodigal fair back home and to Hansen Dam after it had relocated to Castaic Lake for several years. But politics and NIMBYism over where in the Valley it should be held this year doomed its local future. Maybe this is a sign that the historic agricultural event no longer fits into the Valley’s image of itself. That’s too bad. last_img read more