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Spaghetti Feed supports North San Juan firefighters


Spaghetti Feed supports NSJ firefighters

The North San Juan Firefighters Association will hold its annual Spaghetti Feed and Auction on Saturday, March 29, at the Fire Station 1 Community Hall in downtown North San Juan.

The event features a home-cooked spaghetti dinner by Fire Captain Paul Castiglioni, green salad, garlic bread, dessert and coffee.

There will be a silent auction for big-ticket prizes, and the popular dollar bill auction for lots of other auction items begins at 7 p.m.

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. for seniors and 6 p.m. for the general public. The spaghetti dinner is $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and children.

All proceeds go to the North San Juan Firefighters Association.

For more information or to pledge a donation to the auction, call Rainy at (530) 559-0192.

— Submitted to The Union

No elephant rides at San Diego County fair

SAN DIEGO — For the first time in decades there won’t be elephant rides at the San Diego Fair.

U-T San Diego says the company that’s handled the rides announced Thursday that it won’t participate in this summer’s fair, which will run from June 7 through July 6.

The owners of Have Trunk Will Travel, Kari and Gary Johnson, say it was primarily a business decision and not based on criticism about how they treat animals.

Animal rights activists have repeatedly urged the fair to sever ties with the Perris-based company.

Fair officials had already planned to revisit the issue of elephant rides after this year’s fair wraps up.

Have Trunk Will Travel’s elephants are hired out for rides, TV commercials and feature films.

— Associated Press


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