November 3, 2005
To the group of people, in the light-colored car, driving down Crown Avenue about 1 a.m. after Halloween: We hope you'll long remember your night of malicious mischief -- until you too have a son or daughter. Then, you'll be able to explain -- much better than we can -- why it's "fun" to destroy the pumpkin that a young kid took such care to carve. You'll be able to tell your child why it's "funny" that you ran onto someone else's porch, grabbed their pumpkins, and threw them onto the street -- leaving the shattered pieces for those kids to see the next morning.
November 4, 2004
Thoughts from Dr. Joe by Dr. Joe Puglia It was a beautiful Sunday morning. I was staring at a blank screen on my computer sitting at a table between Zeli's and Rite-Aid. I knew the symptom, brain freeze. I've been there before?it was writer's block and the more I starred at that screen, the more I wanted to head for the hills. My inspiration, Kaitzer, was off somewhere with Sabine and Simone. Since it was the weekend, I was unable to call in the 'heavy guns,' Carol Cormaci, my editor.
October 23, 2008
This year at the theme parks, the Halloween haunts are more fun than ever at Knotts, a little sparse at Six Flags, and family friendly at Disneyland. Any way you go, it’s bound to be a ghoulishly good time. Knotts Berry Farm hosts their annual Halloween Haunt again and this year is better than ever. Their numerous mazes and two haunted rides are mostly scary but some are just fun. The best maze in the park is definitely one called “Cornstalkers.” It revolves around the classic Wizard of Oz story, but when Dorothy returns home to Kansas, the Wicked Witch of the West follows her home and unleashes her minions on the corn fields and transforms every scarecrow into an evil one and brings the corn itself to life.
October 26, 2006
Pumpkin Alley "Pumpkin Alley" will celebrate its 14th year this Halloween. Sharon Rae Deacon, PH.D. is once again lining her driveway at 1728 Earlmont Ave. in La Cañada with 100 Jack-O-Lanterns. Sunland Produce has helped provide pumpkins for the last three years. This year the pumpkins are being carved on the campus of Crescenta Valley High School by the school's very active and successful Key Club members. Dr. Deacon would like to especially thank them since they have gone to extra effort this year.