Featured graphic shows Miller Children’s & Women’s pet therapy dog, Dakota, greets a child during a Halloween-themed event at the hospital.

Hospitalization can be emotionally challenging for young children and their families, and missing out on traditional childhood activities like trick-or-treating can add to those challenges. To ensure hospitalized children at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach didn’t miss out on this Halloween tradition, hospital employees came together to …continue reading

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With Halloween just around the corner and total spending on related expenses projected to reach $10.1 billion this year, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2021’s Best Places for Halloween report, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary, along with fun and interesting stats about the holiday in its …continue reading

Halloween returns. No, it’s not the latest sequel in the horror movie franchise, but rather the expectation that the spooky celebration will look more like pre-COVID-19-pandemic Halloween this October. Though health officials still recommend some COVID-19 safety restrictions with a record $10.1 billion in U.S. Halloween spending expected this year …continue reading

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The Shops at Rossmoor, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center located in Seal Beach, California, invites families to submit a photo of themselves or their children wearing their Halloween costume via Instagram using the hashtag #rossmoorhalloween or @theshopsatrossmoor for a chance to win a spooktacular prize that includes $200 in gift …continue reading

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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

featured graphic for Garden Grove's Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree

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