This is Halloween (in Oakland)

Halloween is always a time for creepy good fun in Oakland, so this year, we’ve dragged some of our favorite spooky stories up from the vault a little early to help you get into the … er, spirit. Check out these stories of hauntings, Halloween-themed scraper bikes, a bar that really knows how to decorate and much much more…

West Oakland costumer tailors Halloween outfits in fine vintage style

Halloween at The Avenue: Oakland’s bar that goes all-out for the holiday

Costume Square: The special Halloween version of FourSquare East Bay

Halloween on Lawton Avenue, North Oakland’s favorite trick-or-treating spot

Rehearsing your own death: not your typical night in Oakland

Scraper bike Halloween Ride

Haunted Oakland: Searching for the ghosts of Mills College

The tombstone engravers of Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery: A tour for the living

Thrill the World: Michael Jackson tribute brings zombies to North Oakland

Is there a monster in Lake Merritt?

And don’t forget the next day…

Day of the Dead altars honor family, heritage (2009)

Lavish creations honor cycle of life and death at Fruitvale’s Dia de los Muertos (2010)

Fruitvale celebrates Dia de los Muertos (2012)

Looking for activities for Halloween 2012? Check out our list and map here!

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