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By Alicia Lopez, Special to the Daily Pilot | June 20, 2012
An often controversial issue in Costa Mesa, the sale and display of fireworks means a few days of more noise, more people and more police. But Costa Mesa police Lt. Mark Manley said it is important to the department to allow people to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday while making sure they stay safe. The problem isn't with people using the designated "safe and sane" fireworks sold at stands within the city, but rather it is the paraphernalia brought in from outside that causes concern, he said.
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By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | July 2, 2011
The Orange County Great Park on Saturday will officially open a multi-purpose field for soccer, football and other sports, as well as an arts complex. The North Lawn and the Palm Court Arts Complex will open during an event marking the park's sixth anniversary. The North Lawn will feature an open sports field, walking and biking trails. The Palm Court Arts Complex will be a 10,000-square-foot gallery and studio space with an outdoor plaza. Both the North Lawn and arts complex are pieces in Phase 1 of the park's Western Sector Development Plan, which broke ground in October.
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By Peter Buffa | July 1, 2011
You know what Monday is. And, yes, it is a big day. Not only is it Colleen Johns' birthday, like you didn't know that, but it's America's birthday — Uncle Sam, the US-of-A, this place, 235 years old this year. Can you believe it? It hardly looks a day over 200. We've done the 411 on the history of Independence Day before — Philadelphia, summer of '76, scary hot, muggy, miserable, even without the silly clothes and the powder wigs. On July 2, the 55 men in Independence Hall vote for breaking away from the Brits, and on July 4, everyone puts their John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence, including John Hancock.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | July 1, 2011
COSTA MESA — Two local elementary schools are trying to raise money to save their children's science programs by selling the ultimate science experiment: fireworks. As a fundraiser to keep one of its dedicated science teachers, the Kaiser Woodland Schools Foundation is selling Fourth of July fireworks at the Phantom Fireworks stand in the Norms Restaurant parking lot, 2150 Harbor Blvd. "I think it's worthwhile because it means I will have a better experience at school, and other people will have a better experience at school," said upcoming Kaiser fourth-grade student Elizabeth Peters, 9. The program at Kaiser Elementary School, which serves grades 3-6, and its feeder school, Woodland Elementary, which serves K-2, is in jeopardy after a longtime anonymous donor pulled support for next year.
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By Matt Murray | July 1, 2011
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I've been requested to secure tickets for the family to go watch "professional" fireworks. And I don't like it. Growing up in Southern California in the 1970s, the Fourth of July was a special time of year. For one night a year, I was allowed to stay up late so I could watch my dad nearly blow off his hand lighting "safe and sane" fireworks. Our house, in the middle of the block, was the natural meeting place for our neighbors.
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By Candice Baker | June 30, 2011
Your mission, should you accept it, is to plan a rocking, safe Fourth of July, whether for your family, your friends or your foxhound. Read on for options for all types of folks. Mission: A full day of excitement The city of Newport Beach has co-sponsored a massive Fireworks Extravaganza with the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, 1131 Back Bay Drive, with a full day of activities from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, followed by the area's largest fireworks show at 9 p.m. Admission is $50 per car (which includes six wristbands)
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By Alexandra Baird, dailypilot@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
Costa Mesa residents will have two additional days to legally light fireworks this Fourth of July holiday weekend, and fireworks sales will start a day earlier than usual. A May City Council decision allows fireworks to go on sale Thursday and lets residents light fireworks from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday through Monday. Previously, they could only be set off only on the Fourth of July, said Dan Joyce, the city's public affairs manager. The time extension decision was based on supporting high school football and cheer programs and other community nonprofits.
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By Joseph Serna, joseph.serna@latimes.com | May 17, 2011
COSTA MESA — For the uninitiated, Costa Mesa's City Council meeting Tuesday night could have been overwhelming. In about two hours of public comments, seemingly every city hot-button issue in the last year was touched on by residents and business owners. Worried about the Orange County Fairgrounds? Residents got on Mayor Gary Monahan for recently using city letterhead in criticizing a Sacramento bill that seeks to keep the property public in a profit-sharing deal with the state.
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By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | October 20, 2010
COSTA MESA — School board Clerk David Brooks recently suggested that the Newport-Mesa Unified School District revisit the idea of allowing booster clubs to sell Fourth of July fireworks on Costa Mesa school properties. The ban on sales at school sites has had "unintended consequences," he said, meaning that campus programs are not benefitting as much as they can from the sales because they must compete with other programs at fireworks stands that line city streets. "We need to create the beginning of some dialogue to help the booster clubs," Brooks said.
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