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October 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Police are trying to sustain a relative calm established last year, in contrast to this city's reputation for rowdy downtown Halloween parties. This year, police plan to have as many as 450 officers on the street on Halloween night.
December 4, 1990 | United Press International
Seven young men were charged with murder, assault and rioting in the beating death of a homeless man on Halloween night, prosecutors said Monday. The group, wearing monster masks and wielding a meat cleaver, attacked and killed Carlos Melendez, 35, after he refused to give them money, officials said.
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.
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.
November 14, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 34-year-old Camarillo man who was struck by a car Halloween night as he was rode his bicycle home from work has died from his injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Josh Halpern had been bicycling on Central Avenue east of Beardsley Road when he was struck. Authorities said it was dark at the time and the bicycle lacked reflectors. After two weeks in the intensive-care unit at Ventura County Medical Center, Halpern was pronounced dead Monday. The driver of the car was not cited.
October 30, 2011
If you go Whaley House, 2476 San Diego Ave.; (619) 297-7511, . Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children. Open this Sunday until midnight; admission $10. The house is open for ghost tours and tales of the paranormal on Halloween night from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $15. San Diego Ghost Hunters, , leads monthly tours through the house.
October 27, 1989
The Los Angeles police union is protesting a plan by Police Chief Daryl F. Gates to assign more than 400 additional officers to patrol Hollywood on Halloween night, claiming that the deployment violates a court order issued last week forbidding Gates to force changes in officers' work hours. Gates sought to put more police power on the streets to prevent a repeat of the near-riot that erupted last Halloween among almost 100,000 revelers on Hollywood Boulevard.
October 31, 2003 | John Johnson, Times Staff Writer
Today, this Atlanta suburb will hold a noontime Halloween celebration. Kids will come in costume. Their parents will smile proudly. Few will recall the tragedy 40 years ago that changed the meaning of Halloween here. Roy Pritchard Jr., 60, remembers it because he was there and helped dig for survivors. For years afterward, he didn't like going to the town square at night.
Halloween revelers with a taste for terror can get their fill at several haunted houses and other bewitching festivals organized throughout North County in the upcoming week. For less stout-hearted souls, there are numerous carnivals, parties and contests. Here are some of the Halloween happenings in North County: CARLSBAD * Carnival: The city's parks and recreation department is sponsoring its fifth annual carnival from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Calavera Hills Community Center gymnasium.
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