Reminder: all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated L.A. County
Fines of up to $1,000 and jail time
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Los Angeles County supervisor whose district includes the high desert reminded residents today that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Los Angeles County.
“While some cities allow ‘safe and sane’ fireworks, fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County,” Supervisor Michael Antonovich said.
Fireworks violations can include fines of up to $1,000 and as much as a year in county jail. In some cases, violators can be charged with a felony.
“With fire season upon us, it is vital that our county residents understand that fireworks can cause brush fires, house fires, millions of dollars in damages, injuries and even death,” Antonovich said.
“Our firefighters risk their lives protecting lives and property—they deserve our help in preventing further fire emergencies.”
Parents can be held liable for any damage or injuries caused by their children when using fireworks, Antonovich said.
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.
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
The Fourth of July calls for a carefree party, with good friends, fab food, fun and fireworks—a real star-studded holiday celebration.
The entertaining experts from Wilton have plenty of ideas to add star power to the occasion, beginning with the decorations. Festive stars and stripes napkin rings in red, white and blue dress up napkins and containers of colorful blossoms to brighten up the table. Then, on to the main course. Serve an all-American favorite meal of grilled burgers and corn on the cob, appropriately topped with a star-shaped pat of butter.
As the Fourth of July approaches, it bears looking beyond the pomp and circumstance to examine the original precept behind this festival of independence. For many residents of color, it is the most paradoxical of holidays because, they argue with much justification, that its celebration is a hollow one, since many of the freedoms it salutes remain elusive to them.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—For the 15th year in a row, the Automobile Club of Southern California will offer free towing during the Fourth of July weekend in an attempt to keep drunken drivers off the road.
The Tipsy Tow program will be available to intoxicated drivers from 6 p.m. Saturday until 11:59 p.m. Monday 13 counties served by the Auto Club.
Motorists, bartenders, restaurant managers, party hosts or passengers of a drinking driver can call (800) 400-4AAA for a free tow to the driver’s residence of up to seven miles away.