The bright lights of fireworks is a large part of many childhood memories, but with so many incidents over the years cities and towns have had to crack down on their use.
This year many may wonder where they are allowed to use fireworks.
In Alameda County “safe and sane” fireworks are currently only legal in Union City, Newark and Dublin. Fireworks are not permitted in Hayward or on the Chabot College Campus. In addition fireworks are not permited in most school campus, shopping centers, or city and state parks.
Instead of celebrating with fireworks many will opt for time with family and friends over a bar-b-q or pool party.
Though for many this doesn’t fill the void or desire for fireworks. Fourth of July isn’t the same without a big bang; those searching for a fireworks show will find them selves leaving the comfort of home.
Berkeley will be hosting a fourth of July celebration at the Berkeley Marina where there will be entertainment, food and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. and the event is free. For more information about Berkeley’s event call (510) 548-5335.
Livermore will host it’s own celebration with fireworks at sunset at Robertson Park; this event won’t be free though. $5 per person or $20 per car. For more information about the Livermore celebration go to www.larpd.dst.ca.us.
Remember that if you are choosing to do fireworks this year in the pre-approved areas that you have a bucket of water to extinguish used fireworks and that you don’t let any children handle the fireworks or match and lighters.
Have a safe and fun Fourth of July.
For a complete list of fireworks locations go to Channel 7 ABC local website.