Keeping Kids Safe Halloween Night

EDITORIAL: Several ways to stay safe on Halloween | TuscaloosaNews.com

“Halloween is an exciting time for kids and we often have kids that just run out in the streets to go to the next house, and we obviously want to avoid any accidents,” said Lt. Steve Gonzalez from the East Lansing Police Department. Halloween is one of the worst nights of the year for kids walking around. “Do whatever you can to make them as visible as possible this Halloween and that could be glow sticks, glow bracelets, incorporate reflective material into their clothes, have them wear a flash light, and also encourage them to slow down,” suggested Laura Rowen from Safe Kids Worldwide. Safe Kids Worldwide says children under 12 should walk with an adult and always use a traffic signal. “We encourage families to use neighborhoods that they’re familiar with,” said Rowen. “Definitely check the candy, make sure that wrappers are in tact or not pierced, throw away anything that’s sticky or wet or seems to be damaged.” “It’s always important, despite how young your child may be to sit down and have a quick conversation with them before they go out trick or treating and remind them of uh the dangers of having contact with strangers,” said Lt.
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Children should avoid trick-or-treating alone. They should walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Fastening reflective tape to costumes and bags helps drivers see them.
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Call Girls, Crackheads, and Charlie Chaplin: Venice Beach Gets a New Old Hotel – Bloomberg

Both Luchford and Bruce share a love of the surf and skate culture for which Venice became known. Source: Kilburg/Flickr

Even after decades of bacchanalian neglect, the duo saw the promise of the building. There was just this crazy energy to it. It was this sort of really, really rough diamond, but we knew if we just polished it up, it could be something special, Bruce said. The building’s previous owners would let artists stay for free in exchange for murals. Photographer: Magdalena Meissner/Courtesy of The Rose Hotel A whirlwind four-month renovation stripped the blacklight murals, half-finished mosaics, and stained (by god-knows-what) floors back to their original redwood bones.
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KETK NBC: Why Bigfoot is getting nervous

The creature started to flee, but Patterson said he managed to film it before it disappeared into the brush. The wobbly film doesn’t last a minute, but it is captivating. It has the look of an old home movie — except it’s of a massive apelike creature walking in a forest clearing in the sunlight. The creature looks over its shoulder at the camera as if it’s annoyed to be filmed. The Patterson-Gimlin film has been dissected seemingly as much as the Zapruder film of Kennedy’s assassination. Patterson insisted the film was real up until his death from cancer in 1972. But some scientists say the figure in the film was a person wearing an ape suit.
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Ventura County rainstorm causes mudslide, evacuations – LA Times

The first rainstorm most have seen in months moved into Southern California on Friday night, causing mudslides in Camarillo that damaged some homes. The Ventura County Fire Department said one person was rescued and 11 homes were evacuated after mudflows caused damage along San Como Lane. Officials said waist-high mud was reported in some areas. The American Red Cross was on the scene. The rain moved into the region Friday night. Scattered showers are in the forecast through Saturday afternoon.
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