Tag Archives: Halloween

Hayward man charged in SF Castro Halloween shootout

A man who police suspect of wounding an officer in a shootout in the Castro on Halloween night has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes, police say. Sesar Valadez, a 32-year-old Hayward resident, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number,...

Halloween no holiday for SF cops, but they get in the spirit anyway

Bo Kovitz wrote this post with contributions from the other reporters.  Halloween wasn’t exactly a holiday for San Francisco police officers. Early in the day, they prepared to increase foot patrols throughout the city, shifted work hours for some and got ready for the evening hours. Officers are not allowed to take the 31st off and there’s no overtime. It’s...

If Halloween reflects SF’s psyche, Trump is no longer funny

JoeBill Muñoz wrote this post with contributions from the other reporters.  In the weirdest city, on a weird holiday, San Francisco’s celebration of Halloween offered a barometer of pop culture and politics. Donald Trump masks, no longer funny, were nowhere to be found. A man dressed as Colin Kaepernick popped up at the corner of 18th and Valencia streets and...

Costumed Halloween revelers roam the Mission in mobile dance party

A banana, a cow, a glittery fish and an astronaut made their way through the northern Mission Tuesday night as part of a group of 300 or so people celebrating Halloween with a mobile dance party. The costumed dancers gathered at 16th and Mission streets sometime after 8 p.m., as they have done annually since 2011, when Eda Altiok and...

Where to dance and trick-or-treat in the Mission tonight

Where to dance: “Dance-O-Ween” at 16th and Mission Dance away your demons tonight at the “Insane Roving Dance Party” starting around 8:30 near the 16th Street BART Plaza. Expect music and “surprises” — and don’t forget to wear a costume! Ghoul’s Night Out and Live DJ at Make-Out Room If you hear creepy noises coming out of Make-Out Room around...

Secret arts space launches into creative Halloween season

Disclosure: Mission Local produces a radio program every other week through BFF.fm, a community radio station located in the Secret Alley. The Secret Alley does a good job of living up to its name. From the street, you would never guess what goes on inside the second-floor creative workspace. But in a nutshell, here’s what happens behind the nondescript entryway:...

Haunted Mission: Your Halloween Guide

Whether it’s a run-of-the-mill costume party, an erotic dungeon horror fest, or a zombie blood drive, the Mission has you covered this Halloween even if you won’t be joining the kids going from shop to shop and door to door for candy. Check out our list below to see what you can get up to tonight and tomorrow: Friday, October...

Happy Halloween Mission!

Doom and gloom hover in the foggy air this grim day… no, it’s not the residual stench of Giant’s riot smoke, it’s the chilling specter of Halloween (also, the first rain we’ve had in many, many weeks, thank goodness). To celebrate, we offer this brief guide to enjoying the day. Where to get your candy on Don’t let the rain stop you...

Even Halloween is Getting Gentrified

According to a report by the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend a whopping $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes, which is up from previous years. But according to some local retailers, those ghouls ain’t necessarily looking for their Princess Elsa or Zombie Joan Rivers outfits in the Mission. Or, if they are spending money on Halloween, costume shopping in the Mission is...

Must Have: Día de los Muertos-inspired Tees

Mission Bicycle Company is offering its first line of locally printed, limited-edition Día de los Muertos T-shirts. In the past, the company has designed calavera-inspired (skull) bicycles by staffer David Archard. This year, new staffer Jacob Niebergall designed the American Apparel T-shirts that incorporate bicycle gears within the skull. According to Niebergall: “I really enjoyed doing the research on traditional Día de los Muertos iconography....