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I scream for Halloween

Young and wicked minds have been at work throughout downtown, painting participating business windows with visions gleeful and macabre. That Halloween spirit comes thanks to the Los Altos Recreation Department"s 44th annual window-painting contest for fourth to eighth graders. The Los Altos Village Association held its annual Spooktacular downtown Wednesday with trick-or-treating at local businesses noon to 3:30 p.m. and children"s activities 2-4 p.m. at State and Second streets. Local youth George Cooper"s fourth annual haunted house event also took place at his home on Columbia Drive in Mountain View with new props and live actors. Donations benefit the Los Altos Education Fund. Oak Elementary School hosted a haunted house that included snacks and a raffle drawing. The Financial Title Company held a haunted office, "the scariest listing ever," at its 289 S. San Antonio Road office. And this year, the Town Crier received more than 10 spooky stories from local residents. Feedback to Editor Bruce Barton is welcome (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as staff decides on a prize winner in this year"s contest. To read a staff-selected sampling of spooky stories, click here.

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