Fireworks are legal in a number of cities in the county
Not in the city of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Leaving the fireworks to the professionals this July Fourth is a safer alternative than setting off pyrotechnics yourself.
That’s the message from safety officials to residents of Los Angeles County cities that allow the personal use of fireworks.
All fireworks are illegal for personal use within the city of Los Angeles, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
“Many Los Angeles residents are surprised to learn that personal fireworks have been illegal in the city since World War II,” Humphrey said.
LAFD Chief Millage Peaks said this is the time of year that fireworks-related injuries are the most common in Los Angeles, and that more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year.
Peaks urged parents to educate their children on the dangers of playing with fireworks, and he noted that sparklers can burn at a temperature of 1,200 degrees. Most fireworks-related injuries are to the hands and face areas, Peaks said.
The personal use of fireworks is legal in a number of cities in the county, which is a concern for public safety officials, said county fire Inspector Matt Levesque.
“It is a sensitive issue,” Levesque said. “There is always the risk of injury—and of starting fires—and we want to make people aware of those dangers.”
According to the state fire marshal’s office, personal use of fireworks is allowed in the following cities in Los Angeles County: Alhambra, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Carson, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, Gardena, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Mirada, La Puente, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate, Temple City, and Vernon.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Alhambra, Carson, Downey, Torrance, West Covina and Whittier were named finalists today for the honor of most business-friendly city in Los Angeles County.
The six finalists were chosen by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation in the category for larger cities, with populations of more than 60,000 people. The cities of Azusa, Cerritos, Commerce, Duarte, La Mirada and Monrovia were named finalists among cities with populations under 60,000.
Memorial services for former State Sen. Edward Vincent Jr., the first Black mayor of Inglewood, will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at Inglewood Mortuary, 1206 Centinela Ave., in the Galleria. Attendees should enter on the Florence side.
Vincent died on Aug. 31. He was 78.
The viewing will be held Sept. 6 from 3-8 p.m. at the mortuary.
The death was announced by Sen. Roderick D. Wright, who was elected to succeed Vincent in 2008.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Twenty-two people were in custody today after hundreds of investigators raided 32 locations in seven Southland cities in a multi-agency operation targeting rival Compton gang members, authorities said.
The raids, involving more than 300 members of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, were carried out early Thursday by investigators assigned to the department’s Operations Safe Streets Bureau, said sheriff’s Lt. Richard Westin.
Culver City Fourth of July Fireworks Show
The Exchange Club of Culver City and Culver City invite you to attend their annual Fourth of July fireworks show at Culver City High School located at 4401 Elenda St. Food, fun, raffles and entertainment. Gates open at 5p.m. Donations $2 per person, children under 5 are free. Info: http://culvercityfireworksshow.com
4th of July Fireworks Show
LOS ANGELES, Caif.—People without a home computer can purchase concert and sporting-event tickets at various Southern California Wal-Mart stores outfitted with touch-screen Ticketmaster terminals, the ticketing outlet announced today.
The terminals are available at 69 Southern California Wal-Mart stores.
Customers can use the terminals to browse available concerts, shows and sporting events. Once a customer picks an event, a Wal-Mart employee will help complete the transaction and immediately print the tickets.