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Protected: ANSWER KEY Thanksgiving Tidbits crossword

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Thanksgiving tidbits crossword

Enjoy figuring out these tidbits of Thanksgiving history and tradition. Across 2. Having celebrated it as a child, Sarah Josepha ____ is often credited with establishing the national holiday of Thanksgiving. A women’s rights advocate, prominent writer and editor of the time, she believed the holiday could ease tensions and unify northern and southern parts […]

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Professional investigators Jennifer Humphries (top center) and Teri Ras (top right) of the Xtreme Hauntings Paranormal team sit with event attendees as they record a haunting session at the McConaghy House in Hayward, Calif. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Paranormal Investigation team records spirits on ‘haunted’ Hayward properties

 (XHP) investigation team led site visitors on the city’s spookiest tour last weekend at the Meek Mansion and McConaghy House estates in Hayward, Calif. The ticketed event spanned two long nights on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 and proceeds went to benefit the Hayward Area Historical Society in its ongoing restoration and preservation […]

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Halloween History Crossword

Across 4. In the late 1800s, Irish immigrants brought Halloween to America and started a door-to-door tradition of asking for food and money, which evolved into modern _____-__-________.  (17) 5. Halloween began as a celebration to mark the end of the harvest season and the transition into winter, a time between which the _____ believed […]

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Jesse Hernandez and many other artists, curate this year’s Oakland Museum of California's 20th Anniversary of Dias De Los Muertos exhibit entitled “Song for Sarrow” in Oakland, Calif. on Oct. 7, 2014. [Davis Dichoso/Staff photo]

Oakland Museum of California opens Dia de Los Muertos

On Oct. 8, the Oakland Museum opened their annual Dias de Los Muertos exhibit entitled, “Songs and Sorrows”, in Oakland, Calif. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the art display that will remain open until Jan. 4, 2015. Jesse Hernandez, curating this years Oakland Museum of California’s 20th Anniversary of Dias De Los Muertos […]

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Crossword: News from Sept. 1 to Sept. 18

ACROSS 4. Williams sister (6) won the U.S. Open in two straight 6-3 sets over Caroline Wozniacki on Sept. 7. 5. Microsoft is spending $2.5 billion on deal to buy Swedish company (6) who created the popular pixelated video game Minecraft. 6. A referendum will be held on Sept. 18 to determine if (8) will […]

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Macy’s 24th Annual Tree Lighting

Thousands of holiday shoppers flocked to Union Square Park as San Francisco’s most recognized Christmas tree was officially lit during the Macy’s 24th Annual Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 29. The annual event, which is Macy’s gift to the city, usually takes place the day after Thanksgiving. It marks the beginning of the holiday season, […]

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201 foot “Gum Lung” (Golden Dragon) from the Leung’s White Dragon and Lion Dance Association at the San Francisco Chinese New Year parade on Feb. 23, 2013.

Year of the Snake

Thousands of people gathered at Union Square and Chinatown on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in San Francisco for the annual Chinese New Year parade, which marks the end of the lunar New Year celebrations. (more…)

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La Faux Crepes Recipe!

The holidays are here and a warm French dessert is perfect recipe to have this winter. (more…)

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