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Candy thieves: 68 percent of parents steal their kids’ Halloween treats

When my kids are tucked into bed on Halloween night, passed out in sugar comas, I always sneak into their pumpkin buckets, pilfering yellow packs of peanut M&Ms from their candy stash. A recent survey from Yahoo Food finds that I’m not the only o…

13 best places to take the kids trick-or-treating around the Bay Area

Halloween is upon us and families around the Bay Area are stocking up on candy, placing tombstones in their front yards and even turning their garages into spooky haunted houses in preparation for Halloween. Below is a list of 13 favorite spots for tri…

Watch Jimmey Kimmel make kids cry with annual Halloween prank

The past two years late-night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel has asked parents to tell their kids that they ate all their Halloween candy and capture the horror on video. The compilation videos of kids screaming, crying and throwing themselve…

Colorado parents told to watch out for pot-infused candy on Halloween

Along with Colorado’s crazy culture of legalized marijuana comes a new fear of infused candy showing up in children’s Halloween treat bags. This month, the Colorado Police Department and a marijuana-store owner collaborated on a public service vid…

Awkward family photos: When Halloween costumes go wrong

There were those years when you had the most awesome Halloween costume in the class and those years when you wore the most pathetic one. And there was that October 31 when your mom forced the entire family to dress up like pumpkins and you were embarra…

Best Bay Area neighborhoods for trick-or-treating

Halloween is upon us and some of the Bay Area’s favorite neighborhoods are wrapped in orange and black. Below is a list of some of the favorite spots for trick-or-treaters offered up by SFGate readers on Facebook. Please add to this list in the comme…

10 signs your kids have eaten too much candy

Numerous studies contradict the widely held belief that sugar makes kids hyper. Scientists have tested this theory again and again and repeatedly find that sugar doesn’t make kids bounce off the walls. But any parent will tell you these researchers …

Walmart apologizes for selling ‘Fat girls costumes’ online

Today, Walmart apologized for labeling an online page ‘Fat Girl Costumes.’ The retail giant featured the offensive heading on a page selling costumes for plus-size women launched on Monday. Twitter quickly lit up with angry outraged messages and Wa…

Calif. company makes pot leaf Halloween costume for babies

A California costume company is known for its provocative designs. But while the Ebola Hazmat Containment Suit is this year’s best-seller, it’s the Marijuana Leaf for Babies that’s got people talking. The baby bunting with a giant pot leaf attach…

Homeowner in rich neighborhood tired of passing out candy to ‘poor kids’

A penny-pinching curmudgeon who claims to live in an average house in a rich neighborhood has written a maddening letter to Slate‘s advice columnist Prudence complaining about the financial burden of passing out candy to the droves of “poor kids..