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February 7, 2013 | By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times
LIUYANG, China - The Lunar New Year is fast approaching in China, and that means big business for fireworks sellers like Liu Zhicheng. Liu is a wholesaler in this industrial city known as China's pyrotechnics capital, home to about a 1,000 companies churning out roman candles, spinners, bottle rockets, sparklers and more. Some of his bestsellers are red firecrackers the size of dynamite sticks. Called Thunder Kings, the noisemakers are so powerful they could easily trigger a block of car alarms.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1998 | CECILIA RASMUSSEN
Cities in Los Angeles County permitting private fireworks: Alhambra Artesia Azusa Baldwin Park Bell Bellflower Bell Gardens Carson City of Commerce Compton Cudahy Downey Duarte* El Monte Hawaiian Gardens Hawthorne Huntington Park City of Industry Inglewood Irwindale Lakewood La Mirada La Puente Lawndale Lynwood Maywood Montebello Monterey Park Norwalk Palmdale Paramount Pico Rivera Rosemead Santa Fe Springs South El Monte South Gate Temple City * In Duarte, fireworks are not permitted in any
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1990
Nonprofit community groups interested in operating a food or game booth during the city's Independence Day fireworks show have until May 4 to register. The free fireworks show will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at Fullerton High School Stadium as an alternative to families buying their own fireworks. Besides a full-scale fireworks show, the event will feature games, entertainment and carnival rides. Nonprofit groups must apply to operate a booth with the city's Community Services Department.
OPINION
September 13, 2006
Re "Boom May Be Lowered on Offshore Fireworks," Sept. 9 SeaWorld San Diego has accepted that it might have overdone its fireworks shows and has stopped them. This should have ended this fight. No such luck. The environmental group that's against all this fun wants us to give up watching any fireworks shows near a beach. What's next, doing away with celebrating the Fourth of July? It's time to stop all this nonsense. RON SALMONS Pacific Palisades
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1993
The following community fireworks displays will all occur on Sunday. They are free unless otherwise noted. Aliso Viejo * Location: Sheep Hills Park, Moulton Parkway and Laguna Hills Drive * Program: Music, entertainment at 6 p.m.; fireworks at dusk Anaheim * Location: Peralta Canyon Park, 115 Pinney Drive * Program: Parade, entertainment at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Park * Location: Bellis Park, corner of 8th Street and Knott Avenue * Program: Entertainment at 6:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m.
NEWS
March 20, 1988 | From Reuters
Eleven people died and 26 were injured when a truckload of fireworks exploded in a crowded street in Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city, police said Saturday. A spokesman said most of the victims were helping to unload the truck when the firecrackers exploded Friday afternoon in the East Java capital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1991
Palmdale voters would decide next April whether to outlaw fireworks and get a chance to tell city officials what they think of a proposed $25-million indoor recreation center, under measures given tentative City Council approval. The council voted Monday night to place both measures on the city's April 14 ballot, but must confirm the decision later.
NEWS
February 27, 1986
The City Council has voted to require that the city's eight fireworks stands obtain at least $5 million in liability insurance in a move that council members acknowledged could drive the stands out of business. Liability policies of up to $10 million that were in effect last year have been canceled, with insurance companies now offering policies providing only $1 million in protection.
NEWS
September 30, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Three government officials accused of aiding the illegal sale of fireworks have been charged with crimes ranging from negligence to homicide in connection with a fiery blast that caused the death of 61 people and the injury of more than 340 in central Mexico on Sunday, federal officials said Wednesday. Two city business inspectors and a local representative of the federal attorney general were charged in connection with the illegal sale of fireworks at several area stores, Assistant Atty. Gen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 1985
Thank you for your "It's Not Sane, It's Not Safe" editorial. My only quibble is that you neglected to mention further fireworks costs to the community in the form of yet more littered streets, front yards and gutters, terrified house pets, burned and mutilated wild life in public parks and campgrounds, and a substantial increase in air pollution. DIANE CUNNINGHAM Placentia
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