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California State Fair sees 5 percent attendance drop on 50th anniversary at Cal Expo

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Cornhole. It’s coming to a bar near you

Cornhole – also known as beanbag toss – has been around as a picnic game since at least the mid-1800s. But it has enjoyed a major surge in popularity in the past decade. The California State Fair will be hosting its second cornhole championship on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

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Sydney Saniao discusses her State Fair arrest: 'I got booked for no reason'

Sydney Saniao, 18, of Federal Way, Wash., outside Sacramento County Main Jail in Sacramento after her release from custody on Tuesday, recounts the events that led to her arrest late Friday at the California State Fair. Prosecutors declined to file assault charges against the Washington woman Tuesday. Saniao, on vacation in Sacramento, said she and friends, all 17 and 18, were harassed and attacked by an older group of men and women in their 30s and that she was arrested after trying to defend her friends.

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