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July 5, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton, Kate Mather and Emily Foxhall
A sheriff's helicopter surveyed a Simi Valley park Friday morning as authorities walked the grassy lawn littered with items left behind. Lawn chairs. Broken sunglasses. Barbecue grills. Flip flops. As people gathered near Rancho Santa Susana Community Park to retrieve their belongings and revisit the scene, many recalled the explosion at the Fourth of July fireworks display that sent the crowd running and left at least 28 people injured. Simi Valley resident Victor Morales, 40, said his brother Danny Morales, 42, was hit between the eyes.
July 4, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
When longtime Costa Mesa resident Rob Friedmann guards a fireworks stand through the night, he sleeps lightly. He keeps a flashlight and phone nearby in case he hears anything that could prompt him to call police or firefighters. "I've heard horror stories of people's places getting broken into," he said. He's had only one hair-raising experience in his 15 years of overnight volunteering to keep ne'er-do-wells away from the pyrotechnics sold by local nonprofits. He slept in a local church during a shift his first year.
November 20, 2013 | By Jason Wells
The pit bull that was strapped with fireworks and set ablaze, only to be yanked from a truck bed and left for dead in the San Fernando Valley , is on the mend after several surgeries to repair burns that exposed bone. Staff members at Westlake Village Animal Hospital  told NBC4 they weren't sure the 3-year-old pit pull, nicknamed "Indy," would survive his injuries after he was left for dead July 4 in an alley between Kittridge and Hamlin streets in Winnetka. The badly burned dog was found and rescued the next day. Now, four months later, Indy's "wounds are totally healed," said Dr. Daniel Slaton at the animal hospital.
July 4, 2013 | By Brittany Woolsey
Huntington Beach's annual Fourth of July parade and festival gets underway at 10 a.m. Thursday, one of many Independence Day events. Meanwhile, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will take part in Westchester's annual July 4 parade beginning at 11 a.m. Actor Ed Asner will be grand marshal of the Pacific Palisades parade, starting at 2 p.m. GUIDE: Where to see July 4 fireworks in the Southland Santa Monica's parade begins at 9:30 a.m....
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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