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A Different Idea, but a Bad One, Too

July 19, 1987

The shooting off of fireworks from the Santa Monica Pier area at 5 a.m. July 4 received much publicity because it was a different idea; but a different idea does not necessarily equate to a good idea.

Many Santa Monica taxpayers were awakened at 5 a.m. by the loud explosives. I live 20 blocks from the ocean and was awakened. My employer lives in nearby Brentwood and he was awakened.

Construction work in Santa Monica is not permitted prior to 7 a.m. so as not to disturb the sleep of residents. The same noise restraints, including firework exhibitions, should apply to weekends and holidays.

SHIRL GRAYSON

Santa Monica

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