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Scenes of the City: SF Giants' World Series Victory Parade

Everyone either skipped work or school to be there, and there must have been thousands, if not hundreds of thousands at the Giants' Victory Parade down Market Street today.

Street Style Report: Four Stylish Halloween Looks in Nob Hill

We called upon Old Navy visual stylist and Guam native, Robert Shabazz, to cook up some stylish Halloween looks. From a dapper, dancing Sammy Davis Jr. (above) to a iPad-reading, shoe-tying modern Mr. Rogers, here's what he came up with.

Seven Scary Movies to Watch in the Dark

Sam Neill in "In the Mouth of Madness"

Now that a certain chill is in the air and pumpkin food and drink is being hawked by every vendor in sight, we take a break from our regular film calendar (which isn't really doing much in the horror department this year–come on San Francisco!) to share some of the best overlooked horror flicks from the past.

Where to Dress Up, Party, and Get Down This Halloween

Scary Clown

This year, Halloween is on a Wednesday–but it doesn't have to be Bummertown, USA. It just means a few more days of hard partying, dancing, being weird, and getting the most out of your costume(s). Here's our guide to Bay Area parties, but beware: The first one starts on Thursday, so pace yourselves!

Trick or Drink this Halloween in Wine Country

It’s no secret that people don’t need a reason to don a costume in San Francisco. It’s only natural then that locals go all out this time of year when Halloween rolls around. USA Today even named San Francisco as one of the best cities to celebrate Halloween. However, beyond the parties, parades, and costume contests, there are unique things to do beyond the city of San Francisco in Wine Country. Today we spotlight a few of the different Halloween activities happening in Napa and Sonoma this month.

Halloween Haunts in the South Bay

Winchester Mystery House San Jose

October has arrived and the official countdown to Halloween is on. While you’re busy trying to decide on this year’s costume, there’s a scary number of blood curdling Halloween activities planned in the South Bay to get you in the terrified mood.

Weekend Long Pumpkin Party in Half Moon Bay

field of pumpkins in Half Moon Bay

This time of year it’s all about being orange in Half Moon Bay. Farm after farm in the seaside community is loaded with colorful pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, just waiting to take up residence in your window or on your front door step. In case you need more motivation to get moving in search of a great gourd to call your own, the self-proclaimed World Pumpkin Capital is throwing a party this weekend that’s worth marking on your busy calendar.

Top Bay Area Pumpkin Patches

pumpkin patch

It doesn’t matter whether you carve it, cook it or smash it. It just isn’t Halloween without a pumpkin. Picking out the perfect jack-o-lantern can be an all-day affair with farms around the Bay Area pulling out all the shots to attract you to their part of the patch.

What We're Searching For This Halloween in the Bay Area

You don’t have to have lived in San Francisco very long to realize that Halloween is this city’s idea of a pretty good holiday.

And it’s not necessarily just for kids, either–although most of them make out like bandits (or whatever else they’re disguised as) by visiting the stores along our neighborhood commercial strips, as well as houses on the specific blocks in various neighborhoods that specialize in goblinery.

My Week in Food: Blue Bottle, Empanadas, The Perfect Costume

Last night, I came up with the perfect idea for Halloween and since I'm not into dressing up myself, you can have my ultimate mixologist costume. All it entails is a mustache, suspenders, a page boy cap, a shaker, and an ice pick for making perfect ice. Obscure bitters would be good. For a little gore, add some fake blood to the tip of the ice pick which you can say is from the customer you stabbed when they asked for a vodka tonic.

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