Bay Area Family Keeps Halloween Tradition Alive With Drive-Thru Haunted HouseThanks to the pandemic, Halloween traditions will look very different this year but one East Bay family is still giving neighbors a fright.
COVID-19 Update: State Releases Official Guidance On Halloween Celebrations, Strongly Discourages Trick-Or-TreatingCalifornia health officials on Tuesday released the state's official COVID-19 guidance for safely observing Halloween and Día de los Muertos celebrations later this month.
San Francisco Production Company Offers Halloween 'Screaming Telegrams' From Terrifying ClownsA San Francisco production company that can't open its annual Halloween attraction due to the COVID-19 pandemic has come up with a creative seasonal service to offer instead: "screaming" telegrams delivered by terrifying costumed clowns.
Airbnb Requires Hosts to Commit to Enhanced CleaningAirbnb said Thursday it’s requiring hosts to follow enhanced cleaning procedures as part of its effort to reassure guests and local officials during the coronavirus pandemic.
Airbnb Bans One-Night Bookings Halloween Weekend After Last Year's Deadly Party In OrindaAfter last year's deadly party in Orinda, Airbnb is introducing a ban on one-night bookings Halloween weekend, because it says it's a matter of public safety and public health.
Airbnb Blocking Some Rentals Over Halloween to Prevent PartiesAirbnb announced this week that it's prohibiting one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses.
Bay Area Health Officials Warn Against Trick-Or-Treating, Halloween Parties Over COVID-19Health officials in the Bay Area urged people to make alternate plans for celebrating Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos this year, amid concerns of spreading COVID-19 through events like trick-or-treating or parties.
COVID-19: CDC Warns Against Trick-Or-Treating, Other Halloween TraditionsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday released guidance assessing the risk level of traditional activities for the upcoming holiday season amid the coronavirus pandemic, including Halloween trick-or-treating.
COVID Reopening: No Treats This Year; Contra Costa County Health Officials Advise Against The Usual Halloween TraditionsWith the COVID-19 pandemic remaining a public health threat, Contra Costa County health officials Wednesday advised against the usual Halloween traditions -- trick-or-treating, haunted houses, big parties -- to minimize the risk of spreading the virus.
Proposed Law Would Make Owners Of Short-Term Rental Homes More AccountableAfter five people were killed at a Halloween party at an Airbnb in Orinda, a California lawmaker has proposed a law that make people who rent out their homes more accountable.
Orinda Police Stay Silent On Halloween Airbnb Shooting InvestigationThe families of victims killed in the mass shooting at an Orinda Airbnb party house on Halloween night are experiencing frustration after getting radio silence from police two weeks after the deadly incident.
Common Says He'd Meet With Milpitas High Teacher Who Imitated Him In BlackfaceGrammy-winning rapper Common broke his silence about a white Bay Area teacher who dressed up as him in blackface on Halloween.
Family Of Man Killed In Orinda Halloween Party Shooting To Sue AirbnbThe family of a man who was among five people killed in a Halloween party shooting at a house in Orinda is expected to file a lawsuit against short-term rental platform Airbnb and the homeowners.
Milpitas High Teacher Wears Blackface, Raps Out Lesson On HalloweenAdministrators at Milpitas High School are investigating an incident in which a school staff member wore blackface over Halloween.
5th Victim Dies Following Orinda Halloween ShootingThe Contra Costa County sheriff announced late Friday night that a fifth victim wounded in a shooting at a large Halloween party in an Orinda mansion rented on Airbnb has died at the hospital.