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Trick-or-treat is this week’s feat

HALLOWEEN is Thursday night and that means many monsters and sugar rushes (Shutterstock).

Hey, it’s the week of Halloween and the return of November and the end of daylight savings time. That’s a lot to keep track of, but here’s your Monday Briefing to help with that.

WEATHER: We’re supposed to see a decline in high temps this week to the mid-70s, then heating up to the low 80s later in the week, but we’ve been fooled before by this odd October weather. Winds could be up to 20 miles an hour, then down to eight, then back up to 10 mph or more. Wear a hat.

EVENTS: Of course the biggest event of the week will be Halloween (also known as All Hallow’s Eve) on Thursday. Westminster Mall will hold a “Boo Bash” on that day from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with candy, costumes and more.

As always, if you’re trick-or-treating or supervising those who are, place the emphasis on safety, including walking carefully, wearing comfortable, safe and reflective costumes and showing courtesy to others.

MEETINGS: Because this is the fifth week of the month, there are not a lot of government meetings. However, there is a community input workshop on Westminster’s transition from at-large city council elections to by-district voting will be held on Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the city’s senior center, 8200 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster. On Tuesday, there’s a special meeting of the city council at 6:30 p.m. whose sole topic will be a public hearing on the subject.

SPORTS: High school football teams are wrapping up the regular season this week. One of the most interesting matchups will be Santiago vs. Loara on Thursday at Glover Stadium. The Cavaliers (6-3 overall) are 4-0 in Garden Grove League play and the Saxons (7-2) are 3-1. If Santiago wins, it will be outright league champion. If Loara prevails it will create a two-or-three team deadlock for the title (if Rancho Alamitos defeats La Quinta).

AND DON’T FORGET: Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday morning. That’s fall back, spring forward. In other words turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

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