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California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plans to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of vaccinations required for middle and high school students to attend in-person instruction is contingent upon full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “Please know that there is no immediate action at this time,” says …continue reading

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On Saturday, October 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the City of Garden Grove will host the annual Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree at Atlantis Play Center, located at 13630 Atlantis Way, in Garden Grove Park. Families are invited to attend the Halloween-themed community event. Activities include train rides, inflatable …continue reading

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The spooktacular family-friendly, daytime Halloween event, Knott’s Spooky Farm, invites families with little ghouls ages 3-11 to celebrate the delightfully spooky season as the park transforms with themed décor and wicked fun around every corner. The fall Season of Fun offers Halloween-themed activities that celebrate the season, including trick-or-treating, a …continue reading

MemorialCare Miller Children's and Women's Hospital during COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed a lot this year, including the way children and their families will celebrate Halloween. Missing out on an annual tradition – like trick-or-treating – can be challenging, especially for young children and MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach knows that well. Each year, the child …continue reading

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The Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department hosted its first annual Halloween Decorating Contest sponsored by Ganahl Lumber on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The community was encouraged to decorate the outside of their home using Halloween decorations and festive lights. First and second place winners were selected for …continue reading

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OC Parks presents “OC Parks Spooky Series,” a frightfully fun week of virtual Halloween offerings happening on social media October 26-31. Tune in to OC Parks’ Facebook and Instagram for a daily series including Halloween-themed highlights from county parks and the OC Zoo, along with a bewitching Shakespearean scene filmed …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for October 18 through October 25 include illegal immigration, a safe Halloween, and several articles on unemployment. Top Ten Stories for October 18 through October 25 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): $105 billion in unemployment …continue reading

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Join La Palma’s safe, family-oriented alternative to the traditional trick-or-treat! This year, kids and their drivers will receive Halloween treats and giveaways at La Palma’s drive-through event located at City Hall Parking Lot. Face coverings will be required during the entire event and participants must remain in their vehicles at …continue reading

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The L.A. County Department of Public Health has issued guidance for the COVID-safe celebration of Halloween in cities within its jurisdiction, which includes Lakewood. Door-to-door trick or treating (as well as “trunk or treating”) is not recommended, as it can be difficult to maintain social distancing and ensure that everyone …continue reading

It goes without saying that Halloween won’t be the same this year during the COVID-19 pandemic and it shouldn’t be. Public health officials are not recommending trick-or-treating and other traditions like haunted houses and parades while banning altogether large indoor and outdoor gatherings and parties with non-household members. But decorations, …continue reading