Holidays

Holidays

Throw a killer Halloween party for under $50

The average shopper spent just under $75 on Halloween-related purchases in 2015, according to the National Retail Federation spending survey. But if you use the best savings strategies, you could spend a lot less on Halloween this year - including Halloween parties.

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Fireworks over lake, parade enliven Fourth

“Lights on the Lake” is traditionally the high point of the Independence Day weekend, although there are plenty of fireworks going off elsewhere. Lake Tahoe, however, offers a unique place to watch, its sheen and reflection usually doubling the delight and its night sky freer of ambient light than at lower elevations.

Videos

Boy Scouts plant 3,000 flags in front of Cal Expo honoring 9/11 victims

250 Boy Scouts planted 3,000 American flags in front of Cal Expo honoring the victims of 9/11
Paul Kitagaki The Sacramento Bee
Boy Scouts plant 3,000 flags in front of Cal Expo honoring 9/11 victims 2:56

Boy Scouts plant 3,000 flags in front of Cal Expo honoring 9/11 victims

'I'm not going to let people forget' - West Sacramento's Sept. 11 tribute 1:07

'I'm not going to let people forget' - West Sacramento's Sept. 11 tribute

Folsom Pro Rodeo continues annual Fourth of July tradition 1:03

Folsom Pro Rodeo continues annual Fourth of July tradition

Our 2016 annual fireworks review: What's worth your time, money 2:29

Our 2016 annual fireworks review: What's worth your time, money