Neighborhood Cancels Halloween after '06 Attack

For years, the upscale Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach, Calif., went all out for Halloween, with decorations and celebrations that encouraged trick-or-treaters to come from miles away. But last Halloween, three white women there were attacked on the streets by a group of black youngsters.

The incident ended in a racially divisive trial in which nine of the 10 youngsters were found guilty.

This Halloween, Bixby Knolls is going dark in hopes of lowering the neighborhood's profile.



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