Saturday, June 29, 2013

What to do next Thursday, July 4th, 2013

The Daily Journal (San Mateo County), Heather Murtagh, 6/29/13. "Lots of fun planned for the Fourth of July."

San Bruno and Pacifica
fireworks booths every year
 "Take a break midweek to celebrate the Fourth of July locally with music, food, games and even fireworks.

....  Remember, safe and sane fireworks are only allowed in two cities — San Bruno and Pacifica. Booths selling fireworks are up and open for business. Items purchased from the booths benefiting local nonprofits need to be used in one of those two cities only.

In Pacifica, the City Council recently accepted recommendations from the Fireworks Task Force Committee to limit the use of fireworks on Linda Mar Beach to an area extending about 10 feet east of the tideline and north of the Taco Bell to the north end of the Linda Mar Beach parking lot. There are two alternative sites being provided for setting off fireworks — the asphalt areas of the south Linda Mar Beach parking lot and the south Rockaway Beach parking lot. Fireworks are not allowed on any other beach areas in Pacifica.

Both cities increase enforcement for the holiday. Possession of fireworks other than those deemed as “safe and sane” is illegal. There is a zero tolerance policy toward those possessing illegal fireworks. Those individuals are subject to arrest and a $1,000 administrative fine."  Read article.

Related activities - CBS San Francisco Bay Area, channel 5, KPIX, 2013.  "Bay Area Celebrates July 4 with Events, Fireworks."  "...  full list of Independence Day activities, including parades, concerts, barbecues, and official fireworks displays (over 100 events). These are organized alphabetically, by name of community for easy use – followed by date, time and location information."

Related fireworks archive articles -  Contra Costa Times, Contra Costa Times , 6/29/11, "Fireworks legal just 12 Bay Area cities." The fireworks stand photograph is from that article.  Fun Cheap, "Where to buy fireworks (the legal kind)", Among the 290 communities allowing “safe and sane” fireworks sales in California in 2012, the only Bay Area cities where you can buy fireworks are Gilroy, Hollister, Watsonville, San Bruno, Dublin, Newark, Sebastopol, Union City, Rohnert Park, St. Helena, Pacifica and Petaluma (unless in high risk fire zone)." The second photograph is from this article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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