Watermelons Are Replacing Piglets At This California County Fair Event

SANTA ROSA (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair. The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare. In the long-running event at the fair in Santa Rosa, youngsters chased and tried to capture piglets weighing 40 to 60 pounds (18 to 27 kilograms). Officials say this year’s event Aug. 4 will instead include elementary school children carrying watermelons slicked with vegetable oil around an obstacle course in a timed race. The board president says the decision reflects a “heightened awareness” toward calls for humane treatment of farm animals at the fair 55 miles (89 kilometers) north of San Francisco. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press.

Arrest Made After Manteca Shooting Left Woman Injured

MANTECA (CBS13) – An arrest was made after one woman was left with life-threatening injuries after a shooting and vehicle collision Friday in Manteca. According to the City of Manteca, the victim was shot just before 10 p.m. Friday night. After being shot, the woman attempted to drive away and collided with another vehicle uninvolved with the incident. A nearby citizen flagged down Manteca officers, who arrived on the scene shortly after. After investigation, detectives took 21-year-old Stockton resident Carnellius Lee Martin into custody where he was arrested on charges of attempted murder, firing a weapon at an occupied vehicle, conspiracy and domestic violence. Detectives confirmed that the woman was not a random victim and was, in fact, targeted. The suspect and victim reportedly had a prior dating relationship. The female was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. The male driver of the other vehicle was also taken to a hospital with non-critical injuries.

Horoscopes: July 22, 2019

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Selena Gomez, 27; Rufus Wainwright, 46; David Spade, 55; Willem Dafoe, 64. Happy Birthday: Communication is your vehicle to success. Establish what you want to accomplish, and persuade others to get on board. The people you encounter throughout your journey will motivate you to become the best version of who you want to be. Love, romance, travel and adventure are encouraged. Believe in what you can do and so will everyone else. Your numbers are 6, 10, 21, 26, 33, 41, 45.  ARIES (March 21-April 19): Invest more time, money and energy in personal gains, a healthy lifestyle and clearing up unfinished business. It’s time to be realistic about the past, present and future. Size up situations, and make adjustments that ease stress and favor peace of mind. 3 stars  TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Move forward with enthusiasm. Don’t let anxiety and anger stand between you and doing what’s right. Choose to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. Personal growth, knowledge and spirituality are featured. 4 stars  GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make personal changes that…

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