Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

Title: 100 Years of the Los Angeles County Fair, 25 Years of Stories
Author: David Allen
Category: Nonfiction
Publication Date: May 1, 2022
Pages: 300
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-64-1
Suggested Retail Price: $21.95

Claremont, CA – February 02, 2022 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of 100 Years of the Los Angeles County Fair, 25 Years of Stories, new nonfiction from David Allen, available May 1, 2022 worldwide.

100 Years of the Los Angeles County Fair, 25 Years of Stories contains virtually everything David Allen has penned about the fair from 1998 to 2021. Columns, feature stories, concert reviews, previews of the fair, short items, a blog post, even a news story about a lawsuit. It’s all here. This book takes the approach that the Los Angeles County Fair – via these stories of people, attractions, concert lineups, pricing, sights, sounds and smells – is worth documenting. Because even if nearly all of the particulars have come and gone, the last quarter-century of the fair is worth setting down in detail. You’ll find a lot of fun stories, some silliness, a few changes noted as they were happening, moments that may bring back memories, elegies for elements now lost. Also, a lot of jokes about foods on a stick.

100 Years of the Los Angeles County Fair, 25 Years of Stories by David Allen will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Gardners, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or

About the author

David Allen, a native of Illinois, has worked in newspapers for three decades, all in California, his adopted home. His career began in 1987 at the Santa Rosa News Herald and continued at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Clarion, Petaluma Argus-Courier and Victorville Daily Press, some of which are still in business. In 1997 he joined the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, where he is a columnist writing about people, places, arts, government and other topics, including, as you may have guessed, the Los Angeles County Fair. His columns now appear as well in the San Bernardino Sun and Riverside Press-Enterprise as his reach expands to the entire Inland Empire. Find his work online, or impress your friends by buying an actual newspaper. A resident of Claremont, he is the author of three previous books, Pomona A to Z, Getting Started, and On Track, also from Pelekinesis.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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