California Governor Jerry Brown and California State Fair CEO Rick Pickering tour one of the exhibits at this year's fair.

The hottest July in a decade did not have as bad  an effect on the California State Fair, Sacramento, as it might have, and CEO Rick Pickering credits that in part to advertising that 10,000 square feet of shaded space and misters had been added for the event.

Attendance for 2017 came in at 636,628, down 5.47 percent from last year’s 673,473, &ldquo...

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