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October 29, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald
Halloween is my favorite time of year. And I love to be scared. Over the years, I've been through my fair share of theme park mazes, independent haunted attractions and backyard spookfests. I even dress up every Halloween as a chainsaw-wielding maniac in a hockey mask and scare the neighborhood kids at the haunted house on our block. So I like to think I've seen it all - from the mundane to the extreme. But I've never experienced anything like McKamey Manor . > Photos: Inside the McKamey Manor backyard haunt in San Diego On Friday night I went through the backyard haunt tucked behind the three-bedroom, brick-and-stucco home of Russ and Carol McKamey in an otherwise ordinary San Diego subdivision near Poway.
December 24, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers are set to play on Christmas Day for the third consecutive year, an indication of how far they have come and the star power they have in Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The Clippers are to play the Golden State Warriors in Oakland in the latest round of what has become a bitter and heated feud. The Clippers won the first meeting this year, at Staples Center on Halloween night. The Clippers and Warriors played on Christmas night two years ago in Oakland, and the Clippers played the Denver Nuggets last year on Christmas at Staples Center.
November 1, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
Halloween 2011 in California was marked by an aggressive crackdown by state and local officials on sex offenders. In started in the last few weeks, when Riverside County supervisors and several cities approved measures prohibiting all registered sex offenders from decorating their houses or distributing candy to trick-or-treaters. The state, which has long required sex offender parolees to stay shuttered in their homes on Halloween night, added a provision for homeless sex offenders in most of the state: They were ordered to spend Halloween night at "transient sex offender round-up centers.
November 5, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Ten sex offenders were arrested for allegedly violating their parole on Halloween, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. In an effort dubbed “Operation Boo,” the Sheriff's Department's Regional Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement team joined the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Halloween night and checked on 358 sex offenders to make sure they were staying away from trick-or-treaters and obeying their curfews,...
November 3, 2001
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man, woman and child involved in an armed robbery at an Encino home while trick-or-treating Halloween night. The man, who was wearing camouflage fatigues, is described as a 6-foot-3 African American with brown eyes and hair and weighing 160 pounds. He is between 25 and 35 years old. The woman, who was dressed as a football player, is described as white, 5 foot 4, about 150 pounds and having blond hair, blue eyes and freckles.
What are the 10 scariest movies ever made? When it gets close to Halloween, that question oftens pop ups among film fans. The average movie-goer probably has a list. So does the Horror Film Buffs Society, a small, informal group of horror-film fanatics who have seen just about all the movies in the genre. They guarantee that, if you watch any of their Top 10 fright flicks on Halloween night, you'll be shivering and quivering.
November 2, 1994 | KAY SAILLANT
Treats were plentiful but tricks were in short supply Halloween night, law enforcement agencies reported Tuesday. The only pranks reported came from Ventura, where youths tossed toilet paper at the home of a former mayor, and in Fillmore, where tricksters sent fountains of water flowing onto streets from fire hydrants, officials said.
November 3, 1994 | SUSAN STEINBERG
Thousands turned out to celebrate Halloween on Monday night in Hollywood, but what began as an informal, carnival-like event on Hollywood Boulevard turned scary for Los Angeles police when some of the revelers began pelting officers with bottles and rocks. The violence broke out after officers decided to disperse the crowds in the area of Hollywood Boulevard between Highland Avenue and the Hollywood (101) Freeway.
October 28, 2009 | Gary Klein
USC quarterback Matt Barkley was only a modest Halloween fan as a child, never straying too far from character when choosing his costume. "Usually always a football player or something," Barkley said Tuesday. Barkley, then, should feel comfortable Saturday night when the fourth-ranked Trojans, who are fifth in the Bowl Championship Series standings, play at No. 10 Oregon. Of course, a zealous crowd at Autzen Stadium is expected to do everything it can to unnerve the freshman.
The prosecution in the murder trial of three boys killed on Halloween, 1993, rested its case Tuesday after calling more than 50 people to testify, clearing the way for the three defense attorneys to begin calling their witnesses. Lorenzo Alex Newborn, 25, Karl Holmes, 20, and Herbert Charles McClain Jr., 26, have pleaded not guilty to the murder of three boys and attempted murder of three others in a case that drew nationwide attention and galvanized Pasadena community activists.
November 4, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
A detective investigating the gruesome burning death of a man on Halloween night said Monday that it appears the man may have accidentally started the fire himself while trying to light a cigarette. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Det. Richard Biddle, a bystander recounted seeing the victim, Gilbert Estrada, accidentally ignite the hood of his Halloween costume with a cigarette lighter. When Estrada pulled the hood off his head, the flames spread to his back, eventually engulfing his whole body, the bystander said.
November 2, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with the death of a woman who Santa Ana detectives believe may have been pushed from a truck on Halloween night. Francisco Montano was booked into Santa Ana jail on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, "for now, pending further investigation," the Santa Ana Police Department said in a statement. On Thursday, officers responded about 8 p.m. to the 1600 block of West Edinger Avenue, where they reported finding a young girl and the woman, with major injuries, on the roadway.
October 24, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Princesses and zombies will mingle peacefully during Halloween In Las Vegas in an array of costume parties and even a parade. Here are five of our favorite happenings: • Marilyn Manson  hosts an irreverent “Halloween Horror Bash” at Hyde Bellagio . One of  the hippest nightclubs in Las Vegas will be transformed into a house of horrors on Tuesday evening. Guests are encouraged to party in their scariest costumes. Cover is $30. • Kick off Halloween night (Oct.
September 12, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
Universal Studios Hollywood will be inundated with zombies as "The Walking Dead" takes over a haunted maze, a scare zone and the terror tram during Halloween Horror Nights 2013. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood I recently got a behind-the-scenes walk-through preview of "The Walking Dead" maze from Halloween Horror Nights creative director John Murdy and the hit AMC show's executive producer and makeup designer Greg Nicotero. After taking visitors through the zombie-infested streets of Atlanta last year, the all-new Walking Dead maze returns this year with scenes from the show's third season set in an abandoned prison and its rural Georgia surroundings.
September 9, 2013 | By Brady MacDonald
Universal Studios Hollywood has announced plans for haunted mazes based on "The Walking Dead" hit TV show, "Evil Dead" film franchise and heavy metal trailblazers Black Sabbath for Halloween Horror Nights 2013. Photos: Halloween Horror Nights 2013 at Universal Studios Hollywood Doubling down on the success of "The Walking Dead" zombie juggernaut, Horror Nights will add a scare zone this season to the haunted maze and terror tram attractions returning from last Halloween. The 2013 version of the Walking Dead: No Safe Haven maze takes visitors inside the walls of the zombie-infested Georgia prison featured in the Emmy Award-winning show's third season.
October 27, 2012 | Chris Erskine
One of the first things you have to realize about zombies is that they drool blood, which must be hell on the dry cleaning. Never date a zombie, not even over a cup of coffee, unless you're one of those women with a bad boy/blood complex, in which case there's probably no helping you. That's just one of the takeaways from attending Halloween Horror Nights, currently playing at Universal Studios. Widely regarded as the best Halloween attraction in the area, Horror Nights features a half-dozen haunted house mazes.
The brutal Halloween night murders of three Pasadena children has become a watershed in the city's history, community leaders said, as citizens grieved with tears, anger and a new-found determination to unite against crime. Police Chief Jerry Oliver said he will call for a ban on the sale of handgun ammunition, and the city's religious leaders have pledged to fight for gun control laws. "I sense outrage, anger, frustration and a determination to do something tangible and substantive," he said.
October 31, 2011 | By Jessica Pauline Ogilvie, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The very first time Shaina Olmanson took her oldest child trick-or-treating, she saw the holiday — and its chocolaty, sugary spoils — in a new light. "You walk around and they get a giant bag of candy," says the mother of four, who lives in St. Paul, Minn. "Then what do you do? Just let them have at it, or what?" This question will be on the minds of millions of parents Monday night after their kids collect candy bars, lollipops, peanut butter cups and other goodies from well-meaning neighbors: The National Confectioners Assn.
October 25, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Halloween usually brings horror movies, but the actual holiday experience for most people has more to do with costumes and candy than serial killers and demons. With that in mind, the new film "Fun Size" looks to play the part of the non-horror Halloween movie. Transiently entertaining, with intermittent sparks, it'll do until something better comes along. The film marks the feature directing debut of Josh Schwartz, the force behind such of-their-moment teen TV as "The O.C. " and "Gossip Girl.
October 25, 2012 | By Randall Roberts
Jay Leno may have snagged Barack Obama for a late-night sit-down interview on Wednesday, but the president of the United States has nothing on a competing booking. Jimmy Kimmel sat down with Guns N' Roses cofounder Axl Rose, who gave a rare live television interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live. "  Rose's band will open a 12-night run in Las Vegas on Halloween night, and no doubt to drum up sales and interest in the gigs, the notoriously grumpy and outspoken singer agreed to talk to Kimmel -- and in the process endorsed Obama for president.  True to form, Kimmel didn't waste any time ribbing Rose.
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