| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Three trips to the store and $600 later, Balboa Island resident Peggy Rich has finally stockpiled her Halloween candy supply.
Plastic containers in Rich's living room are brimming with 2,900 packages of candy corn, fun dip and sugary bracelets. It's 200...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Fall is a great time of the year for family outings, from pumpkin picking to corn maze exploring and non-scary Halloween fun.
1. Grim's Fall Festival and Corn Maze: A cornucopia of outdoor events includes pick your own pumpkin, apple picking, barnyard...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:04 PM
1. HmfO (Hall and Oates Tribute): With opening act Lovetester. Halloween party night. Dress as your favorite '80s character. 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $10-$15, adv.; $18-$20, door. Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I don't know why, but people love dressing up their dogs as monkeys," says Alice Lerman, owner of Barker and Meowsky: A Paw Firm (http://www.barkerandmeowsky.com), in Chicago. She says monkey costumes are always big sellers at Halloween -- and this...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Come next Friday, millions of kids will have sorted through their booty from gallivanting about on Allhallows Eve.
There'll be fun-size Snickers, Milky Ways and 3 Musketeers. There'll be Smarties, Junior Mints, Dots and dozens more brands of candy....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
National Chocolate Day comes on October 28 every year. Why? Who knows? But if you ask me, every day is National Chocolate Day at our house, and I'll be happy to double dip on October 28 with a great excuse! Maybe a chocolate croissant to begin the day,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The days are getting shorter, pumpkin spice lattes have returned and grocery stores across America are stocking up on those weird decorative gourds. Halloween is approaching.
As they pick out their costumes, the estimated 41 million children of trick-...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Move over, Elsa.
Apple's iPad is the No. 1 brand among children 6-12, beating out Disney, Nickelodeon, YouTube, Netflix, Toys 'R' Us, McDonald's, and multiple snack-food brands, according to a new survey.
Kids see the iPad as the all-in-one digital...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:01 PM
There will be more than $273 in coupons in this Sunday's Morning Call, including many ways to save on fall favorites.
For starters, you can save $1.50 on any two Febreeze products, including candles and odor eliminating items featuring limited edition...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Hershey Co. unveiled new corporate branding Friday, including a new logo with a Hershey's kiss that was unpoopular with many Internet commenters.
Hershey dropped the "'S" on its name, going for a more streamlined "Hershey." It also dropped the silver...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Pistachio s'mores jar: State & Lake Chicago Tavern is a downtown restaurant with widespread appeal, marrying chic sophistication with approachable, down-to-earth charm. The creations from pastry chef Toni Roberts are a huge part of that allure: Her...