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Operation Boo: Sex Offenders Around the State Forced Indoors Halloween Night
They call it "Operation Boo" and it's been happening since 1994: On Halloween night, California's sex offenders out on parole are "rounded up and kept indoors" from 5 p.m until 5 a.m. November 1. Additionally, while inside, the parolees may not turn on external lights or decorate their residence's exterior for the holiday. In fact, if their doorbell rings, the only people they may open the door for are members of law enforcement organizations.
This year, the focus is also on homeless sex offenders out on parole, explains L.A. Now:
The new condition imposed this year deals with transient sex offenders, who will be required to report to special centers to spend the night under supervision.
Earlier this month in Riverside County, emergency legislation was passed to ensure that no registered sex offender be permitted to hang decorations outside or hand out candy to costumed little darlings trolling the neighborhood on Halloween night. Similar bans were passed in Hemet and Temecula.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.