Category: Halloween

Halloween stories about the Los Altos School District

Los Altos, California¬†is a small San Francisco Bay Area town that made national news back in October 1995 when the school district decided to ban Halloween celebrations. The following stories appeared in the¬†San Jose Mercury News. The most pertinent of these are the 10/17/1995 front page article and the 10/18/1995 local article. They show that […]

Local: HALLOWEEN STAYS IN LOS ALTOS

HALLOWEEN STAYS IN LOS ALTOS NO BAN: HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AT SCHOOLS MAY CONTINUE, BUT BOARD MEMBERS URGE CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS’ RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. Wednesday, October 18, 1995 Section: Local Page: 1B By: By LORI ARATANI, Mercury News Staff Writer It may have been the spirit of Halloween but more likely it was the screams of hundreds […]

Front Page: LOS ALTOS SCHOOLS BACK OFF FROM BAN

LOS ALTOS SCHOOLS BACK OFF FROM BAN HALLOWEEN TO STAY, TRUSTEES FINALLY DECIDE Tuesday, October 17, 1995 Section: Front Page: 1A By: By LORI ARATANI, Mercury News Staff Writer The spirit of Halloween scared the Los Altos school board Monday night. After more than three hours of debate, the board of trustees backed away from […]

Editorial: BOO! SCHOOL IS SCARIER THAN HALLOWEEN

BOO! SCHOOL IS SCARIER THAN HALLOWEEN Tuesday, October 17, 1995 Section: Editorial Page: 6B As ”fright night” approaches, it looks like it’s the Christian fundamentalist fringe who’ve got the Los Altos School Board in a sweat. I always found them to be a spooky group, myself, but if Hallow’s Eve and the thought of 6-year-olds […]

Local: HALLOWEEN BAN TO BE DISCUSSED

HALLOWEEN BAN TO BE DISCUSSED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN LOS ALTOS MOVE MEETING TO LARGER ROOM Monday, October 16, 1995 Section: Local Page: 1B By: By LORI ARATANI, Mercury News Staff Writer The phones in the Los Altos School District’s tiny office have been ringing off the hook – ever since word got out about a […]

Editorial: ARE HUCK AND HALLOWEEN REALLY THAT SCARY?

ARE HUCK AND HALLOWEEN REALLY THAT SCARY? Monday, October 16, 1995 Section: Editorial Page: 7B By: Joanne Jacobs column HALLOWEEN and ”Huckleberry Finn” have a lot in common. They’re fun. They’re subversive of authority. They’re controversial. Local public schools are coping with two controversies this October that pose a common question: What should happen when […]

Local: LOS ALTOS BREWS HALLOWEEN DEBATE

LOS ALTOS BREWS HALLOWEEN DEBATE SOME PARENTS WANT END TO PARTIES THEY SAY GLORIFY SATAN AND THE OCCULT Thursday, October 12, 1995 Section: Local Page: 1B By: By LORI ARATANI, Mercury News Staff Writer Harmless fun? Or funless harm? A spirited debate has broken out in the Los Altos Elementary School District over the holiday […]