Don't forget: Fireworks banned in man...

Don't forget: Fireworks banned in many area cities

There are 11 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Jun 29, 2010, titled Don't forget: Fireworks banned in many area cities. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Before you even think about staying home with a few fireworks this weekend, beware: fireworks are banned in Long Beach, Avalon, Cerritos, Cypress, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill.

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Awesome

Long Beach, CA

#1 Jun 29, 2010
Cool
naples man

Fontana, CA

#3 Jun 30, 2010
Just another day that illegal aliens in Long Beach can break our laws, shooting illegal fireworks and handguns.
Wannadoright

La Habra, CA

#4 Jun 30, 2010
In Bellflower they'll hit you with a $1000 fine and take you to court to collect if you get caught shooting illegal fireworks. And the cops are in unmarked cars. And hey, Naples Man, no white folk shooting skyrockets? PLEASE?!?!
Northtown Fire Watch

Long Beach, CA

#5 Jun 30, 2010
Every year, on the Fourth of July, I hose down my roofs, fences and trees, then take cover and stand a fire watch while most of the neighbors launch their fireworks and bottle rockets for several hours. Plenty land on the areas that I hosed down, and would ignite some serious fires if those areas were dry. So much for the law banning the shooting of fireworks here in Long Beach. What a sad and ironic joke that is. I am willing to bet that in most low/no-income neighborhoods, ninety-five percent or more of the inhabitants are ignoring and violating that law. That being the case, why even have it? This is nothing more than total hypocracy. The city clowncil might just as well abolish that useless law and enact another one, making it illegal NOT to shoot fireworks, punishable by a fine. Makes about as much (non)sense as what we have now.
dan

United States

#6 Jul 5, 2010
it's over for another year.
bug a boo

Whittier, CA

#7 Jul 5, 2010
Northtown Fire Watch wrote:
Every year, on the Fourth of July, I hose down my roofs, fences and trees, then take cover and stand a fire watch while most of the neighbors launch their fireworks and bottle rockets for several hours. Plenty land on the areas that I hosed down, and would ignite some serious fires if those areas were dry. So much for the law banning the shooting of fireworks here in Long Beach. What a sad and ironic joke that is. I am willing to bet that in most low/no-income neighborhoods, ninety-five percent or more of the inhabitants are ignoring and violating that law. That being the case, why even have it? This is nothing more than total hypocracy. The city clowncil might just as well abolish that useless law and enact another one, making it illegal NOT to shoot fireworks, punishable by a fine. Makes about as much (non)sense as what we have now.
It happens in the scumball parts of Whittier as well. Unfortunately the stuff they shoot lands some distance away and can be heard and smelled for miles. The city of Huntington Beach has managed to control or elliminate fireworks from that community where there used to be a big problem. I'm sure it helped that the low income older housing was torn down and millionaire condos built. But the police also have a huge presence on and before the 4th to deter use. There are lighted signs on the major streets stating "no fireworks" "expect full enforcement" and many police on bicycles. It works. Whittier and Long Beach don't care. Wish I could live in HB, but it is too far to drive as well as a bit costly.
lady bug

Whittier, CA

#8 Jul 5, 2010
Northtown Fire Watch wrote:
Every year, on the Fourth of July, I hose down my roofs, fences and trees, then take cover and stand a fire watch while most of the neighbors launch their fireworks and bottle rockets for several hours. Plenty land on the areas that I hosed down, and would ignite some serious fires if those areas were dry. So much for the law banning the shooting of fireworks here in Long Beach. What a sad and ironic joke that is. I am willing to bet that in most low/no-income neighborhoods, ninety-five percent or more of the inhabitants are ignoring and violating that law. That being the case, why even have it? This is nothing more than total hypocracy. The city clowncil might just as well abolish that useless law and enact another one, making it illegal NOT to shoot fireworks, punishable by a fine. Makes about as much (non)sense as what we have now.
Why do you think it is the poor folks who break the law so much more? I spent the 4th in PV and there were no illegal fireworks.
Northtown Fire Watch

Long Beach, CA

#9 Jul 5, 2010
Poor upbringing, I think. They learned that kind of behavior from their relatives and adopted it to use in most areas of their miserable lives. Firewatch Update. Well, last night set a new record for the sheer quantity of illegal (undocumented)aerial fireworks launched here in Northtown. Almost nothing small, like fountains and sparklers were being used. The night belonged to large, powerful, heavy-caliber aerial bombardments. Those fools weren't messing around. It sounded like a full pitched battle going on (just like the ones in Veet Nam)and lasted well on into the early hours of the morning. I was duly impressed by the constant presence overhead of our police helicopter and by the THOUSANDS of patrol cars converging on the lawbreakers and handing out fines. NOT! Not one patrol car seen, not one flyby from the helioflopter. It must have been parked at the airport, resting comfortably. Wish I could have done the same. Rest, that is, not parking at the airport. Oh, Hell, you know whuttamean!
lady bug

Whittier, CA

#10 Jul 6, 2010
Northtown Fire Watch wrote:
Poor upbringing, I think. They learned that kind of behavior from their relatives and adopted it to use in most areas of their miserable lives. Firewatch Update. Well, last night set a new record for the sheer quantity of illegal (undocumented)aerial fireworks launched here in Northtown. Almost nothing small, like fountains and sparklers were being used. The night belonged to large, powerful, heavy-caliber aerial bombardments. Those fools weren't messing around. It sounded like a full pitched battle going on (just like the ones in Veet Nam)and lasted well on into the early hours of the morning. I was duly impressed by the constant presence overhead of our police helicopter and by the THOUSANDS of patrol cars converging on the lawbreakers and handing out fines. NOT! Not one patrol car seen, not one flyby from the helioflopter. It must have been parked at the airport, resting comfortably. Wish I could have done the same. Rest, that is, not parking at the airport. Oh, Hell, you know whuttamean!
My sympathy. I plan to sue my local police dept when my house is burned to the ground by illegal fireworks.
Anon

Oceanside, CA

#11 Jun 18, 2016
Where are the police right now - south st at rose ave & 59th st lots of those m80s going off. Or are the shot gun blasts? If these fireworks are so illegal why don't we ever see cops here? Help us long beach police! These are going off every night!
M80InUrMailbox

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jun 21, 2016
Whoo hoo!! I love lighting off M-80's, M-250's and M-500's!! KA-BOOOOOOOOOM!!! Nothing like waking people up and setting off car alarms in the middle of the night. Just when you're entering REM state and you least expect it.... KA-BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

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