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University Heights Street Becomes Halloween Extravaganza

Oct. 30
By Katie Schoolov
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The half-mile haunt on Maryland Street is one of San Diego's biggest and most family friendly Halloween celebrations. Andy and Paula Cameron and their neighbors have been putting it on for 18 years.

Why Do We Love To Be Scared?

Oct. 30
Midday Edition
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Halloween is big business. In addition to people spending millions on costumes, decorations and candy, 35 million people are estimated to attend some kind of haunted attraction. But if you think Disney Haunted Mansion is typical of what’s available, think again.

New Film Shows How Veterans Heal Through Humor

Oct. 28
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What happens when five wounded veterans team up with A-list comedians? The new documentary "Comedy Warriors" shows how humor helps veterans recover from physical and emotional scars of war.

Group Marches To Protest CHE Café Eviction

Oct. 28
By Angela Carone
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The protesters delivered a petition to UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla to save the CHE Café. Last week a judge ruled in favor of UCSD after it sued the collective that runs the café for refusing to vacate the building.

New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni Kicks Off UC San Diego Lecture Series

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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New York Times Op-Ed columnist Frank Bruni will be speaking in San Diego this week about the unexpected effects of technological advancements. The lecture is titled: “Americans Today and Their Customized Cocoons.”

Booklover's New Novel Is A Jane Austen Mystery

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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Creating a literary mystery based on the work of a famous author is a delicate business. Suppose the great Jane Austen politely plagiarized the plot of her masterwork "Pride and Prejudice"? And suppose the proof existed in one rare, old book? It's a premise that's carried off in a new novel called "First Impressions."

Helping First Responders Deal With The Trauma They've Seen

Oct. 27
Midday Edition
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Police officers, paramedics and firefighters all are trained and ready to respond when emergencies and tragedies occur. The first responders are a community's first line of defense. But who defends them against the memories of what they've seen and dealt with?

Encinitas Monks Carve Giant Pumpkins For Halloween Party

Oct. 27
Promise Yee
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Monks from the Self-Realization Fellowship are carving more than 100 pumpkins that will line the downtown portion of Coast Highway 101 for the Safe Trick-or-Treat walk on Halloween night.

Mountain Men Recreate 1800s Fur Trading Camp North of Julian

Oct. 24
By Katie Schoolov
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Once a year, a group of self-proclaimed "mountain men" camp out on Mount Laguna to live like authentic fur traders from the 1800s.

San Diego's McKamey Manor Takes Haunting To Extremes

Oct. 24
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker
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A new trend in extreme haunts offers people the chance to have the “victim experience” and be made a participant in your own horror movie for up to eight hours. San Diego is home to McKamey Manor, one of the top-rated extreme haunts in the nation.