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.
Beekeeping and cheese making will be just two of the demonstrations taking place at Hawthorne Country Store’s annual fall Homesteading Arts Fair this weekend.
The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts.
Nurses and other caregivers from Palomar Hospital will hold an informational picket on Wednesday to call attention to concerns about working conditions they say are detrimental to patient care.
Police Wednesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing two branches of the same insurance company at gunpoint within an hour of each other in the Clairemont and Kearny Mesa areas.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama will appear Wednesday at BOLD, the annual conference presented by wellness technology company MINDBODY.
A Caltrans worker was injured Wednesday when he fell several stories from an overpass on State Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area, officials said.
As dockless electric scooters become more and more popular, concerns about safety for both riders and pedestrians have grown, too.
The Grand in El Cajon hosts good and fun times, but there are rules that need to be followed like the 'no weapons' policy its owner implanted nine months ago.
Temperatures continue to cool through Friday. Gusty winds in the mountains and deserts. Stronger marine layer dissipates by mid-morning.