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Candy and pizza in demand on Halloween

Millions of pint-sized ghosts, goblins, fantasy characters, and wicked little impostors are getting ready to hit the streets for Halloween. They’ll be on the prowl tomorrow night for candy of course, but reportedly will kick off or end their evening with pizza. Domino’s, the giant super fast pizza maker and delivery service, is gearing up to dish up a lot pies on October 31st. “Halloween is one of the five busiest nights of the year for Domino’s pizza delivery in the U.S.,” said Jenny Fouracre, Domino’s spokeswoman,... Read More →

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Halloween carnival at Vickroy Park in Burbank

As part of a long standing traditiion, the Burbank Optimist Club is sponsoring a Halloween carnival at Vickroy Park on the spookiest night of the year. More than 300 ghosts, gobblins, and trick or treaters are expected. There will be chances to play carnival games and win treats. It’s a fun and safe way to enjoy Halloween. The event has been going on for more than 25 years. It’s free and open to the public.

They need volunteers to run games, decorate, clean-up … etc. Teenagers can get service learning hours. If you can help or need more information, please call Janet Diel at (818)  216-9377

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Cold and gloomy weather sets the scene for a spooky Halloween

Dark clouds in the sky and the temperature is dropping. It’s going to be a cold and possibly rainy Halloween night in Burbank and most of the Southland. At noon, the temp was only in the upper 60s in B-town. It could get down into the 50s tonight. Hoepfully, most of the rain will not roll in until the little trick-or-treaters are back home safe. Be careful out there. And have a spooky good time!

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- A blow-up Frankenstein monster guards the parking lot of Martino's Bakery in Burbank October 30, 2014

Martino’s Bakery in Burbank plays host to two creepy characters

In the spirit of Halloween, Martino’s Bakery, 335 North Victory Boulevard in Burbank, is playing host to a couple of creepy characters. The bakery has a new parking lot greeter, a giant blow-up Frankenstein monster with a bright green face. Inside, sitting at a choice table by the window, a giant skeleton takes a break from his scary Halloween chores. A couple of staffers told me the skeleton is a big hit with customers. Some take his picture. The really brave ones, sit down for a chat. I hear the... Read More →

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No trick Mega Millions lottery jackpot nearing $300 million

No trick, the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is nearing $300 million.  No one ticket had all of the winning numbers in last night’s draw. Those big money digits: 3, 50, 57, 58, 60 and the Mega Ball 11. The jackpot rolled over to $284 million. Lottery fever could push that money pot beyond the $300 million milestone by the time of the next draw this Friday — Halloween. Yeah, someone could score a major treat on that spooky holiday with some lucky Mega Millions numbers.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Haunted "Ladies Night Out" poster at the Pinup Girl Boutique 3606 Magnolia Blvd. Burbank October 24, 2013

A haunted “Ladies Night Out” tonight in Burbank

Get your Halloween spook on early while you shop, eat, and more at “Ladies Night Out” in Burbank this evening. Pinup Girl Boutique, 3606 West Magnolia Boulevard, is one of a number of retail stores, shops, and businesses in Magnolia Park preparing a haunting good time for visitors. The Magnolia Park Burbank Facebook page is a buzz with chatter and excitement about the event. Halloween fans of all ages are invited to come out and join the fun. Hey, here’s a chance to test out that... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A house on North Niagara Street gets the Halloween treatment Burbank October 3, 2013

Getting ready for Halloween

Some folks in Burbank are getting into the Halloween spirit. This house on North Niagara Street in Magnolia Park is host to a slew of spirits, spiders, and skeletal beings. I wouldn’t be surprised if more scary creatures arrived on the scene before fright night on October 31.  

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It’s Halloween time!

A big weekend for Halloween fans to go shopping for decorations, hunt down the right costume for fright night, and of course, buy candy for those little ghosts, goblins, and other night creatures who may come a trick or treating. No longer just a kid’s holiday — Halloween is now a favorite of adults as well and it’s big business,  according to the National Retail Federation. The NRF says seven out of ten Americans plans to celebrate Halloween this year. Despite the sluggish economy,... Read More →

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90 degree temperatures on the first day of fall in Burbank

On this the first day of autumn, the leaves are falling and the temperature rising in Burbank. In fact, the high reached 93 this afternoon in the Media City. Still change is in the air and that’s a good thing. Expect some cooler temps over the next few days. Get ready — Halloween is only a few weeks away. Scary how time flies.  

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Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn

Jean Youn: Halloween, customs, and traditions

Tomorrow is the last day of October and it is also Halloween! Do you celebrate Halloween? Some people do and others don’t, and that’s ok. People hold different kinds of customs and traditions based on their culture and beliefs. Families like mine that consist of first and second generation immigrants often find it necessary to mix the customs and cultures of both their native land and of the United States. Sometimes we clash with our children due to different customs and values. This reminds me of the film, “Fiddler on... Read More →

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Top creepy crawler careers

Around this time of the year, a lot of us are thinking about the creepy-crawlers. It’s all part of the fun of  Halloween. On the serious side, there are careers where creepy creatures are part of daily operations. Recently,, a job search and career website, identified the nation’s creepiest careers.  “Forensic Entomologist, who studies insects that invade a person’s dead body and decipher insect life cycles to determine the time and manner of death, is the creepiest career on our list,” according to Tony Lee, publisher, “These little... Read More →

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Garden Guru: Growing your own pumpkins for Halloween

Oh geez! How many customers have I talked out of pumpkin seeds this week? Mark your calendars for next year around June if you want to plant a pumpkin patch for the kids or yourself. Pumpkins are a warm season crop that likes the heat and ripens about this time in the fall. If you can find the starters about August, you might have some luck in time for some “smallish” pumpkins to come up for the kids. But don’t expect some jack -o-lantern size ones if... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G --Scary crawlers hang from the ceiling of the "Nightmare at the Museum" haunt, October 23, 2010

Photo Gallery: Halloween flashback & upcoming Christmas haunt

Burbank Mayor Anja Reinke officially opened a haunted house The “Nightmare at the Museum” haunt was a smashing success. Steve Ferguson, Chair of the Burbank Park, Recreation, and Community Services Board and one of the organizers, reports over 2,800 people visited this Halloween haunt on California Street in Burbank last month. They raised more than $4,000 for the Family Service Agency of Burbank.  The team that created creatures like these is gearing up for their holiday haunt with a nightmare before Christmas theme. So the Halloween haunt will be going through a transformation over the next... Read More →

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A wet start to the Halloween weekend

We got some rain early this morning in Burbank and could get more before the day is done. So keep that umbrella nearby. The weather forecast is for cool temperatures in the 60s and overcast skies with some occasional sunshine.   The rain should be gone by tomorrow. The weather watchers are predicting sunny and dry conditions on Halloween in the Media City and the rest of the Southland.

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Burbank haunted house makes a killing before Halloween

This is the big weekend for Halloween haunted houses. As I mentioned earlier, last Saturday I attended the opening of “Nightmare at the Museum,”  a delightfully ghoulish experience at 907 North California Street. A skilled crew of professionals and volunteers worked for weeks to construct this scary haunt. “Nightmare at the Museum” was open for visitors both Saturday and Sunday last weekend and made a killing: “Over 500 people have gone through the haunt despite a little rain on Sunday. So far we have raised close to $1,000 for... Read More →

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Traffic accidents involving pedestrians spike on Halloween

A scary Halloween statistic  is out about traffic accidents in California involving pedestrians. Allstate Insurance Company reportedly conducted a review of claims involving pedestrians over the past three years in the state  and discovered a dramatic increase in October accidents around trick or treat time. The insurer revealed in a PR Newswire release that its figures show the number of people hit by cars in California jumps 25 percent on Halloween as compared to the rest of October.  Allstate is offering up three Halloween tips and two... Read More →

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Some Halloween safety tips from the Burbank Police

We’re heading into the big fright weekend when ghosts, monsters, and other creatures of the night will be walking among us. Halloween is great fun for  kids and adults, but you need to play safe. The Burbank Police Department today issued some Halloween safety tips, which are from the American Academy of Pediatrics.   CARVING A PUMPKIN: Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting. Consider using a glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. Your carved... Read More →

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