Meet fair’s favorite toymaker

Gene West
Toymaker Gene West is celebrating his 16th year of sharing his craft at the Ventura County Fair.
At his exhibit in the Youth Expo Building on the fairgrounds, children and families can play with his handmade toys.
Pam Doss, assistant superintendant of the Youth Expo, calls West and his wife, Patricia, “the Santa and Mrs. Claus of the Ventura County Fair.”
Gene West, a resident of Oxnard, attended college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he majored in mechanical engineerin...

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