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Haunt No More!

Halloween happenings are many in Santa Monica and for the past 14 years one top attraction was Adam Johnston’s creepy haunted house at 1349 Oak Street. Due to the objections of a neighbor, Johnston is cancelling this year’s installation – literally giving up the ghost! For fans of Johnston’s wildly creative and incredibly kinetic horror machines, all is not lost. In recent years he has turned his obsession into something of a cottage industry and you can view your favorites at his website, poisonprops.com.

One tradition that continues is the dusk-to-dawn “horrorthon” at American Cinematheque’s Aero Theater. The theater will screen six horror flicks starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night with between-film free food, giveaways, trailers, crazy shorts and surprises. Visit americancinematheque.com for details.

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Santa Monica High School Wrestling Team Car Wash Fundraiser

The Santa Monica High School wrestling team continues preparation for its 50 Year Anniversary Campaign with a car wash fundraiser this Saturday, October 31, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Santa Monica High School north parking lot.

Having graduated nine varsity starters from last year’s sixth place CIF ranked team, head coach Mark Black says “the Vikings will field a young but experienced line up this season.” Seniors Ben Yura and Paul Chen lead a group of five returning varsity lettermen including Austin Chadwick, Wesley Evans, Gianni Forster, AJ Mims, and Neil Thomas.

The competitive season begins with a Thanksgiving Freshmen Novice Tournament at El Camino College and progresses to six varsity tournaments and another six lower level weekend competitions. Competing in the Ploneer league with four dual meets in January and February including home competitions against Torrance, January 7, and Beverly Hills, February 4.

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