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Destruction Derby draws ardent fans to Sonoma County Fair

Engines roared and cars collided Saturday during the Destruction Derby at the Sonoma County Fair. “It’s extremely trashy,” one spectator declared. “In the best kind of way.”

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For nearly a century, the popular venue has been a gathering spot for locals and visitors alike, with performers that have included Count Basie, Harry James, The Beach Boys and the Grateful Dead.
Sonoma County’s top prosecutor has eased a controversial policy limiting public access to police body camera recordings following an outcry about a perceived lack of transparency.
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