Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fireworks will be allowed in some beach areas

The good 'ol days, 2011

San Mateo County Times/Joshua Melvin, 6/25/13.  "Pacifica beach fireworks ban will include nearly all waterfront areas on Fourth of July."

....  "Safe and sane" fireworks, which generally don't fly or explode, will only be allowed on a several-hundred-foot-section of the roughly mile-long Linda Mar Beach. They will also be OK in the south parking lots at Linda Mar and Rockaway beaches as well as at residents' homes. 

....  Pacifica was one of just 14 cities in the greater Bay Area that last year permitted "safe and sane" fireworks, though the tradition has remained controversial through the years. Despite complaints, Pacifica residents have twice voted, most recently in 1996, to keep fireworks.  Read article

Related article - Pacifica Patch/Gideon Rubin, 7/24/12. "Pacifica environmentalist group petitions for beach fireworks ban."  "The Pacifica Beach Coalition is gathering signatures in support of initiative that would ban all fireworks on the city's beaches."   Note:  Photograph from 

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Big heat wave and the 4th of July. Lack of rainfall and bone dry hills.

Not a good combo!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, the hills may burn and our homes with them, but the beach is safe.

Wonder what kind of report card fireworks at the beach gets this year? I'm thinking, not so good.

Shut her down and force more fireworks into the neighborhoods! Yeah, I can see council doing that.