SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Little ghosts and goblins will be trick-or-treating around San Diego Thursday night, and a variety of special events are planned.
The county of San Diego will host Halloween festivals at its three community centers:
-- The event at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday and include trick-or-treating, games, music and costume contests.
-- The 10th annual festival at the Lakeside Community Center, 9841 Vine St., will also start at 5 p.m. Among the activities are games, contests, treats and a photo booth.
-- The 10th annual Halloween event at the Spring Valley Center, 8735 Jamacha Blvd., will have games and a costume contest.
Trick-or-treating will be available at the county library branches in Encinitas, Lakeside, Ramona, Santee and Vista. The Imperial Beach library will have treats and games.
Also on Thursday, the 35th KGB Halloween Blood Drive will take place to benefit the San Diego Blood Bank. The first 101 donors will receive a lift ticket to Big Bear and Snow Summit, valid during non-holiday weekdays.
"Over the past 34 years, the 101 KGB Halloween Blood Drive has become a favorite among our donors," said the blood bank's Lynn Stedd. "Halloween is a great time for the blood bank to poke fun at ourselves, and KGB is the perfect partner for that."
The blood drive is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at De la Fuente Cadillac, 1385 E. Main St. in El Cajon.
Students at UC San Diego plan to shove a 500-pound candy-filled pumpkin from the 11th floor of Tioga Hall on the John Muir College campus to see how far it splats. The drop is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
The doomed gourd, donated by local grower Jon Berndes, is one of the largest in the history of the event.
The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take the first step in calling for residents to conserve water on a voluntary basis following the third straight winter with below-average rainfall.
Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
Three months after proposing a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria is scheduled Wednesday to release details of the plan, including an amount.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.