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King of the Mountain
The top hill climber up Mount Diablo last week in a stage of the Amgen Tour of California got to take home a bit of the mountain: a homegrown cycling jersey.
Sebastian Salas was awarded a jersey that the nonprofit Mount Diablo Interpretive Association created to raise funds for nature education and maintenance in Mt. Diablo State Park.
Winners of the daily "King of the Mountain" honor in pro bike tours usually are awarded a plain jersey, but Salas got to wear the blue and green Diablo jersey.
"The King of the Mountain jersey is a big deal in racing," said Roland Gaebert, the Mt. Diablo Park Superintendent, who made the presentation to Salas on the victory stand in Livermore.
The jersey sells for $85 at the state park summit museum -- meaning Salas earned about 4 cents worth of jersey for each of the 2,200 feet he pedalled up to the Junction ranger station.
-- Denis Cuff, Staff
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Headline: "Fair Wins Four Extra Days"
The Alameda County Fair will open two days after planned opening day and run a week later so the pari-mutuel take can be increased by four extra racing days, the county board of supervisors said yesterday.
The supervisors' approval came after the California Horse Racing Board granted the fair an additional four days of racing. Sam J. Whiting, director of racing for the fair said that the change puts the race meet here into the "really big times." The meet now is equal to that of the Los Angeles County Fair in length. The extra days became available, he said, when racing was dropped as part of the Sacramento County Fair at Galt.
Earlier, the state board refused to grant an extension, but after the death of one member and the appointment of another favorable to the cause, it was reconsidered and approved. The supervisors went along with it, but they expressed doubt much enthusiasm would be shown by exhibitors. Supervisor George Janssen pointed out that livestock men will have a hard time during a 16-day stand and that perishable produce exhibits will be in a bad state toward the end of the run.
Headline: "Pleasantonite Signed for Movies"
Last Friday, 16-year-old Richard Rossall, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Rossall of Pleasanton, was a jockey riding at Hollywood Park. This week he is in Mexico City with Columbia Pictures as a double for the young star of "Sure Thing," a horse-racing motion picture being shot there.
Scouts from the studio saw him in action Friday and signed him on the spot. He left Monday night for location. Richard's father flew to Los Angeles early Monday to sign the permits necessary for him to work in the picture.
Groceries: Hagstrom's: A loaf of bread was 21 cents, two quarts of milk 39 cents.
At the Movies: At the Valley Drive-In Theater, the double-bill featured Mickey Rooney in "Quick Sand," and "Davy Crockett, Indian Scout, starring George Montgomery.
-- Compiled by Louise Hartman