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Kids and adults mix and mingle during the Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association's 27th annual Halloween celebration in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

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Children and adults mix and mingle during the Piedmont Avenue Merchants Association's 27th annual Halloween celebration in Oakland on Saturday. Above left, Skyler Pratt, 2, and his father Dennis, of Oakland, dressed as Captain Hook, stroll along Piedmont Avenue during the celebration. Below left, a Day of the Dead display made by employee Lourdes Jaramillo stands outside a laundromat as children and adults walk past.

Kids and adults mix and mingle during the Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association’s 27th annual Halloween celebration in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday,
Kids and adults mix and mingle during the Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association's 27th annual Halloween celebration in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
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Skyler Pratt, 2, and his father Dennis, of Oakland, dressed as Captain Hook, stroll along Piedmont Avenue during the Piedmont Avenue Merchant
Skyler Pratt, 2, and his father Dennis, of Oakland, dressed as Captain Hook, stroll along Piedmont Avenue during the Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association's 27th annual Halloween celebration in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)


Paul King, of Oakland, smiles as strolls along with his family during the Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association’s 27th annual Halloween celebration in
Paul King, of Oakland, smiles as strolls along with his family during the Piedmont Avenue Merchant Association's 27th annual Halloween celebration in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)