Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween 2010 events for the whole family

Palo Alto is offering many Halloween events this year that the whole family can attend. There is trick or treating for the kids and music and dance for adults to enjoy.

The Gamble Garden Halloween Haunted House is happening in the garden mansion this year and features events that are aimed at kids ages 4 to 10.

Then there is the Witches Delight Carnival which features a variety of carnival rides and a cake walk. Admission to the event is free, but tickets and games cost $1 each.

The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo then hosts a Halloween Zoo Night. There will be a costume contest, guest animals, dinner, drinks and deserts.

If you or a loved one are interested in attending any of these events, visit the Palo Alto online web site for more information.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Santa Barbara cracks down on domestic violence offenders

One in every four women will be the victim of domestic violence during their lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Since felony domestic violence offenders are three times more likely to fail out of probation and go to jail, the Santa Barbara County Probation Department has been awarded $100,000 per year to help address this serious issue.

The money will go into implementing a Batterers Enhanced Supervision and Treatment (BEST) Program. The BEST program will advance the supervision for smaller probation caseloads that have been convicted of domestic violence, dating violence and other offenses such as stalking. GPS technology will be used on offenders that are the most high risk.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Downtown San Diego offers numerous Halloween events

Downtown San Diego is offering a number of events for people to enjoy and celebrate the Halloween spirit together.

Some of the events include a Dos Equis XX Monster Bash which is San Diego's largest block party. The event begins on October 30 at 6 p.m. and continues until midnight. Some of the attractions at the event are DJ's, three bands, and a costume contest with a $3,000 grand prize. For this event, guests must be 21-years-of age.

There is also the Haunted Hotel event which is a spooky walk through a 130-year-old hotel. Throughout the tour people will experience clowns, zombies, and crackling noises and many other scary attractions. It is recommended that children be over the age of 10.

If you are in the San Marcos or San Diego area and are looking for more Halloween events, visit the San Diego News Room for more information.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Married couples with daughters more likely to get divorced

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, married couples that have daughters are more likely to get a divorce.

Researchers from the University of California San Diego and Berkley have studied the data and found that not only are married couples with daughters more likely to divorce, unmarried woman that are are expecting a child are more likely to get married if they are pregnant with a son.

Mothers with daughters are also less likely to remarry after divorce. The reason for the gender difference it unknown, but some think that it is the fear that if parents who have sons get divorced, the child will not have a role model.

Psychologists believe that woman who have daughters are more empowered to leave a bad marriage and do not need to get remarried because they already have a sense of companionship from their parents.

For more information on divorce rates, visit the Divorce statistics web site for more information.