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Where They'll Light Up the Sky on the Fourth

July 04, 2002

* Many Southland communities are having holiday fireworks displays. Here are some of the options:

San Fernando Valley

Burbank--The Starlight Bowl will host a Fourth of July concert starring the Tonight Show All-Star Band with guest vocalist Gloria Loring followed by a fireworks display. Starlight Bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Drive. 6 p.m. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. $16. (818) 525-3721.

Lake View Terrace--Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a Fourth of July celebration, featuring live music, food and fireworks, at the Hansen Dam Recreation Area. Hansen Dam Recreation Area, 11770 Foothill Blvd. Noon-9 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free admission and parking. (818) 896-6215.

Studio City--The Fourth of July Picnic and Fireworks Spectacular at the CBS Studio Center begins with a country music concert including Chris Cagle and Tommy Walker and the C.A. Worship Band. A fireworks display will close out the evening. CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave, Studio City. 5-9:30 p.m. $20, adults; $10, 4-12 years; police and fire personnel with ID and children 5 and under are free. (818) 655-7744.

Valencia--Strictly USA, the all-American salute to patriotism at Magic Mountain, will be capped with 15 minutes of red, white and blue fireworks choreographed to patriotic tunes. Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. 10 a.m.-midnight. $42, adults; $26.99, children. (661) 255-4817.

Valencia--The Valencia Town Center will host a holiday celebration in its parking lot featuring strolling entertainers, concerts by the Ho-Dads and the Santa Clarita Valley Concert Band and fireworks. Valencia Town Center, Citrus Avenue and Valencia Boulevard, Valencia. 7 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. Free. (661) 287-9050.

Woodland Hills--The Valley Cultural Center presents its first fireworks show set to live music. KBIG radio personality Charlie Tuna will host the festivities, which include the LA Hip Kids, the Bob Dylan tribute band Highway 61 Revisited and 1960s recording artists the We Five. The SRO 17 Piece Big Band will provide a musical background to the fireworks show. Warner Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. 5:30 p.m. Free. (818) 704-1358.

Los Angeles County

Hollywood Bowl--Award-winning composer John Williams leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and James Taylor will sing along in this patriotic program that includes Sousa marches and a fireworks display. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m. $5-$30 for bench seats; $38-$80 for box seats. (323) 850-2000.

Long Beach--The Queen Mary will be the site of a four-day weekend carnival of activities (today, noon-11p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 1-11 p.m.). The fireworks spectacular takes place on July 4 only. Queen Mary Events Park, 1126 Queen's Highway. $19-$23, adults; $17, seniors and military; $15, ages 3-11. (562) 435-3511.

Marina Del Rey--The fireworks display over the harbor can be viewed from land or sea, from such locations as Marina Beach, Fisherman's Village, Marina Del Rey Peninsula and Burton Chace park. Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindinao Way, Marina Del Rey. 9 p.m. Free. (310) 305-9595.

Pasadena--A ticket to the Rose Bowl tonight gets you two shows in one: a match between the L.A. Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes, and a 15-minute fireworks spectacular after the final buzzer. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. 7 p.m. $8-$22; $65 for a special Independence Day Pack of four tickets. (626) 577-3100.

Pomona--The Fairplex will present "Kaboom!," its Fourth of July celebration featuring fireworks, monster trucks and extreme air motorcycles. Fairplex Gate 17, Fairplex Drive, Pomona. 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.$10-$17.50, ages 2 and younger free. Parking is $6. (909) 623-3111.

Ventura County

Camarillo--The Lions Club Fireworks Spectacular will have food, raffles, demonstrations, jolly jumpers, rock-climbing wall, obstacle course and children's activities. Live entertainment: the Flying Calamaries, Camarillo Community Band and others. Freedom Park at Camarillo Airport off Pleasant Valley Road between Eubanks Streets and Freedom Park Drive, Camarillo, 4- 8 p.m. Fireworks show, 9:10 p.m. Free. (805) 484-8388, Ext. 395.

Fillmore--The Star Spangled Car Show & Festival features more than 300 street cars, classic models, hot rods and trucks, plus arts and crafts vendors, food, live entertainment, horseshoe tournament, vintage train rides, military displays and children's activities. Central Park and along Central Avenue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m.: Fillmore High School football field, 555 Central Ave.; gates open at 6 p.m. with related activities. Free. (805) 524-3701.

Oxnard-- Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Channel Islands Harbor, Victoria Avenue and Channel Islands Boulevard. Free. (805) 985-4852.

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