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Fireworks On The Fourth: Festive Or Frustrating?




Fans watch a fireworks show after the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Fans watch a fireworks show after the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
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The fourth of July in Los Angeles is a spectacular event for many. 

It’s a sign that summer is in full swing and a celebratory mood is in the air.

But as the sky explodes with colorful pyrotechnics, so do complaints to the fire department.

Across the city, neighbors with pets, sleeping children, and those who are bothered by the noise are frustrated with illegal fireworks. 

Others around Los Angeles think the fireworks are a beautiful tradition and spend their evening outside in anticipation of the displays. 

If you heard fireworks in your neighborhood last night, we want to hear from you. Were they an annoyance or did you enjoy them? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

David Barrett, executive officer of MySafe:LA, a non-profit that organizes community risk reduction programs throughout the greater Los Angeles area; they are one of the lead organizations for Los Angeles city’s fireworks mitigation program