Articles Tagged With ‘fireworks’

Grover Beach police issue nine $1,000 citations for illegal fireworks

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police officers issued nine $1,000 citations for illegal fireworks use during July 4th festivities. On Thursday night, officers worked to contact individuals who lit illegal fireworks in the city of Grover Beach. With assistance from... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police make 10 arrests in first four days in July

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police officers made 10 arrests and issued five fireworks citations during the first four days of July. Spanning Saturday through Tuesday, Grover Beach officers responded to 299 calls for service, 65 of which were related... (Continue reading)

Fireworks reportedly cause Fourth of July fire in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Investigators are trying to determine who set off fireworks that are suspected to have caused an open space fire in Paso Robles on the Fourth of July.  Shortly after 9 p.m., a caller reported the fire burning... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria issues nine $1,000 fireworks citations ahead of July 4th

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Maria Police Department has issued at least nine $1,000 citations for illegal fireworks use in the lead up to the Fourth of July. [KSBY] Beginning in late June, every evening, the police department has... (Continue reading)

Fourth of July parades, concerts, fireworks and more across SLO County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Central Coast residents and visitors can choose between numerous locations and events across San Luis Obispo County to celebrate the Fourth of July on Tuesday.  Events include parades, a “doggie” parade, a sand castle contest, concerts, a... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria plans to monitor illegal fireworks from the sky

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Santa Maria Fire Department plans to use a high-altitude aircraft with video capability and GPS technology to locate residents setting off illegal fireworks during the July 4th festivities. In an attempt to protect the community, firefighters... (Continue reading)

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.     See the photo gallery here... (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)