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By Mary O’Keefe | October 30, 2008
La Cañada Elementary School was a sea of orange and black on Saturday as ghouls, ghosts, dragons and princesses roamed the playground. It may have been a Halloween Haunt, but by far the most popular activity for this fun-filled carnival was centered around cans of Silly String. For only three tickets per can, kids were able to enter the string ?zone? where they would chase each other around spraying plastic lines of colorful stretchy stuff. The event was not just a great way to issue in the Halloween holiday but one of the school?
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By Jane Napier Neely | October 28, 2004
The ghosts and ghouhlies will be in flight at a couple of Halloween celebrations this Saturday and Sunday in La Cañada Flintridge. It will all be family fun on two spooky nights. La Cañada Elementary School PTA will present its 17th annual Halloween Haunt, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which is open to the entire community, will be held on the school playground. The all-volunteer effort promises spine-tingling delights for all ages, including a new inflatable giant slide, inflatable maze, slot car racing, hair and finger painting and a fan-powered booth featuring a whirlwind race for funny money.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | October 21, 2004
It's that time again - time for eerie journeys to the edge of horror and back again. Every place is decked out in its scariest themes, including Disneyland and Magic Mountain. The new seasonal attractions inspire every level of fear - from cute little skeletons trying to make Christmas in a Halloween world to dizzying mazes that will "rattle your bones and leave you crying tears of terror." At Disneyland, Jack Skellington has once again arrived from Halloweentown to decorate the Haunted Mansion.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 23, 2008
Tis now the very witching time of night,” William Shakespeare wrote. And that time has once again come to Foothills. On Halloween night lost souls will roam Foothill streets looking for appeasement in the form of candy. And those searching for the frightening and the macabre will have their choice of two homes that have been transformed from “Leave it to Beaver” suburbia to “The Addams Family.” For sixth years Nightmare on Vista Court has terrified and entertained those strong at heart that dare to enter their door.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 24, 2012
For the last two decades, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge kids have walked the spooky stretch of “Pumpkin Alley” on Earlmont Avenue every Halloween. But host Sharon Deacon says this is the last year she'll organize the jack-o'-lantern tradition. “I've been doing it for 20 years, and unless I get it adopted, it's going to be the last year,” Deacon said this week. “I have a lot of children who are upset with me, but … the organizational time is quite a lot to get 100 pumpkins carved.” Deacon said that while she'd be happy to lend her driveway to any La Cañadan interested in continuing the tradition, the work involved in picking up the pumpkins and organizing the 15 to 20 pumpkin carvers required to get the alley ready has become too much for her. She said that while she wields a jigsaw to carve out lids and gut the pumpkins, the transformation of gourds into ghoulish works of art has come courtesy of La Cañada High School and Flintridge Preparatory Key Clubs and local Little League teams and Scout troops over the years - as well as from some serious carvers.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
The morning after ghouls and goblins ruled the streets, more than 200 people gathered at the Crescenta-Cañada Family YMCA for the 20th annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Leaders of six local churches offered prayers in languages including Armenian and Hebrew. Reid Samuelson, board chair for the YMCA of the Foothills, said the goal of the event was “to kick off the holiday season with a time of thanksgiving and prayer,” with proceeds to benefit the Y's new chaplain program. Highlights included the Crescenta Valley High School choir's performance of “O Nata Lux,” which spurred the crowd to absolute silence so every nuance could be heard.
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By Charly Shelton, Youth Correspondent | October 28, 2004
For anyone who ever thought that putting up the Haunted Jail at the CV Sheriff's Station was just a real quick thing - throw some camoflauge netting, colored lights and fog machines in there - you're wrong. The volunteers work from early in the morning to late at night. And if that's not enough, some stay until 1 in the morning. From painting sets to rigging up lights, they do it all. The Haunted Jail has been a tradition in La Crescenta for about 10 years, said Deputy Charles Norris, the head of the Search and Rescue and Uniform Reserves, who oversees the Haunted Jail.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | October 26, 2006
Disneyland has been celebrating its 50th anniversary since May 5, 2005, but now that celebration has come to an end and the new theme is the "Year of a Million Dreams." This has kicked off the Halloween season, both Disneyland park and Disney's California Adventure. The parks are in full swing to show off the ghouls and ghosts that have come around. For Disney's California Adventure park, the Golden Dreams theater has been transformed into Golden Screams: An award-type show where the audience votes on "the winning scream from a scary scene."
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | October 30, 2013
The Oakmont League of Glendale on Oct. 18 held a luncheon in the beautiful home of member Lynn Dittrick . Lynn's home was festively decorated for the autumn season. President Chris Halajian welcomed the 30 guests, including 10 past presidents. Luncheon was served in the garden. The dining tables were covered with royal purple cloths and adorned with colored autumn leaves. Among the past presidents in attendance were Esther Bowen, Barbara McCullough, Liz Isenman, Nina Ratliff, Julie Budimir, Donna Sauer, Jeri Benton, Marlene Hirt, Gail Gilhooley and Judy Mendicina.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 24, 2012
For the last two decades, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge kids have walked the spooky stretch of “Pumpkin Alley” on Earlmont Avenue every Halloween. But host Sharon Deacon says this is the last year she'll organize the jack-o'-lantern tradition. “I've been doing it for 20 years, and unless I get it adopted, it's going to be the last year,” Deacon said this week. “I have a lot of children who are upset with me, but … the organizational time is quite a lot to get 100 pumpkins carved.” Deacon said that while she'd be happy to lend her driveway to any La Cañadan interested in continuing the tradition, the work involved in picking up the pumpkins and organizing the 15 to 20 pumpkin carvers required to get the alley ready has become too much for her. She said that while she wields a jigsaw to carve out lids and gut the pumpkins, the transformation of gourds into ghoulish works of art has come courtesy of La Cañada High School and Flintridge Preparatory Key Clubs and local Little League teams and Scout troops over the years - as well as from some serious carvers.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 30, 2008
La Cañada Elementary School was a sea of orange and black on Saturday as ghouls, ghosts, dragons and princesses roamed the playground. It may have been a Halloween Haunt, but by far the most popular activity for this fun-filled carnival was centered around cans of Silly String. For only three tickets per can, kids were able to enter the string ?zone? where they would chase each other around spraying plastic lines of colorful stretchy stuff. The event was not just a great way to issue in the Halloween holiday but one of the school?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary O’Keefe | October 23, 2008
Tis now the very witching time of night,” William Shakespeare wrote. And that time has once again come to Foothills. On Halloween night lost souls will roam Foothill streets looking for appeasement in the form of candy. And those searching for the frightening and the macabre will have their choice of two homes that have been transformed from “Leave it to Beaver” suburbia to “The Addams Family.” For sixth years Nightmare on Vista Court has terrified and entertained those strong at heart that dare to enter their door.
NEWS
By Jane Napier Neely | October 28, 2004
The ghosts and ghouhlies will be in flight at a couple of Halloween celebrations this Saturday and Sunday in La Cañada Flintridge. It will all be family fun on two spooky nights. La Cañada Elementary School PTA will present its 17th annual Halloween Haunt, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which is open to the entire community, will be held on the school playground. The all-volunteer effort promises spine-tingling delights for all ages, including a new inflatable giant slide, inflatable maze, slot car racing, hair and finger painting and a fan-powered booth featuring a whirlwind race for funny money.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Charly Shelton | October 21, 2004
It's that time again - time for eerie journeys to the edge of horror and back again. Every place is decked out in its scariest themes, including Disneyland and Magic Mountain. The new seasonal attractions inspire every level of fear - from cute little skeletons trying to make Christmas in a Halloween world to dizzying mazes that will "rattle your bones and leave you crying tears of terror." At Disneyland, Jack Skellington has once again arrived from Halloweentown to decorate the Haunted Mansion.
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