Articles Tagged With ‘fireworks’




Fourth of July fireworks in Pismo Beach, photos

Pismo Beach July 4 events included live music, food, crafts and a grand fireworks display. Photographer Steven Zawalick took the following photos. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar.... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police seize nearly 100 pounds of fireworks

The Santa Maria Police Department fireworks task force has seized nearly 100 pounds of fireworks, as of Saturday. Over the weekend, task force officers also pressed charges against one person and wrote multiple citations, which carry $1,000 fines. Santa Maria... (Continue reading)

Fireworks van explodes in California

A van packed with fireworks exploded on Interstate 15 Thursday afternoon, backing up traffic in both California and Nevada. [LA Times] Shortly before 1:30 p.m., a Chevrolet box van caught fire near Ivanpah, California. At the time, the van was... (Continue reading)

California man loses both hands in fireworks explosion

A man in his 40s lost both of his hands Friday when fireworks exploded prematurely in a San Jose July 4 celebration. [Mercury News] San Jose police said that the man was igniting illegal fireworks Friday evening as family members... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay blast deemed firework-like device

A blast that prompted a series of 911 calls in Morro Bay Sunday night was caused by a high-powered, improvised firework device, according to the Morro Bay Police Department. [Tribune] The illegal device sounded around 10:07 p.m. Sunday and created... (Continue reading)

Fireworks likely cause of Cambria fire

Fireworks caused a small hillside fire in Cambria early Tuesday morning, according to firefighting officials. [Tribune] The fire burned a forested area of about 40 square feet on a hill below the Cambria Pines Lodge before firefighters extinguished it. Fireworks... (Continue reading)

Park rangers enter Oceano campground in riot gear

Oceano State Park rangers entered the North Beach campgrounds in riot gear to keep from getting hit with residue as they confiscated illegal fireworks. [KCOY] Both Cal Fire and California State Parks employees are out in full force collecting illegal... (Continue reading)

Committee cancels Paso Robles Fourth of July fireworks

Organizers of the primary Fourth of July fireworks show in Paso Robles have cancelled this year’s event due to lack of funding. [Tribune] Paso Blast, which takes place at Barney Schwartz Park, draws about 15,000 people annually, according to its... (Continue reading)