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Popular Fourth of July Fireworks Show Canned By Budget Woes - Los Angeles
KTLA-TV ^ | May 23, 2011 | KTLA News

Posted on 05/23/2011 2:19:11 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

The skies over Marina Del Rey will be dark this Fourth of July after budget issues forced the cancellation of its popular fireworks display.

Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors announced on their website Monday that the annual fireworks show will not be active due to "budget curtailments."

The show has been a popular draw for the seaside community, bringing thousands and snarling traffic near the Fisherman's Wharf tourist stop and channel-area beaches.

The department still encouraged locals to visit the city, reminding that "hotels, restaurants, retailers and local attractions will be open, parks and beaches are popular, and it will be a great day to get out on the water for fishing, boating and cruising."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; fireworks; losangeles
Made possible by the greed of the LA County Union employees...
1 posted on 05/23/2011 2:19:18 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

Well that and they would rtather pay for illegal aliens tuition and welfare than to celebrate America. Piss be upon them.


2 posted on 05/23/2011 2:24:14 PM PDT by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Beaten Valve
AZ to LA:

DROP DEAD.


3 posted on 05/23/2011 2:25:36 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: I see my hands

Meanwhile, LA still has $500 million to spend to build ONE high school on the site of the old Ambassador hotel...


4 posted on 05/23/2011 2:30:33 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Beaten Valve
Can't afford sky-rockets, but can afford to pay some life guards over $100,000 a year?
5 posted on 05/23/2011 2:31:40 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Also canceled a major 4th display in Torrance—so they could keep their Rose Parade float.

The new normal SUCKS!


6 posted on 05/23/2011 2:40:07 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Beaten Valve

This is another variation of the “Washington Monument” defense.


7 posted on 05/23/2011 2:42:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: Beaten Valve

As far as I’m concerned they can just cancel California. Period.


8 posted on 05/23/2011 2:46:15 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: vpintheak

They don’t get “Independance Day” anyway. No loss.


9 posted on 05/23/2011 2:48:37 PM PDT by albie
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To: Beaten Valve

As long as the Cinco de Mayo activities weren’t effected....


10 posted on 05/23/2011 2:49:11 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Beaten Valve

Of course they would never cancel Cinco de Mayo.


11 posted on 05/23/2011 2:49:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: albie

12 posted on 05/23/2011 2:51:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Beaten Valve

4th of July celebrants can head South to HB and check out the fireworks show they do from the end of the pier. Parking sucks, but the rest of the experience is nice.


13 posted on 05/23/2011 2:54:58 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Beaten Valve
I guess this is a good place to put this:

ATTENTION INDIANA/OHIO/MICIGAN FREEPERS!

Gigantic Fireworks Show Coming Memorial Day Weekend! (Hamilton Indiana)

14 posted on 05/23/2011 2:56:13 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Two Kids' Dad
I’d love to see an old photo of Nixon doing the double peace sign fingers, but with 0bama’s head superimposed.

So, how did you like it, I thought it turned out pretty good.

15 posted on 05/23/2011 3:00:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Beaten Valve

after budget issues forced the cancellation of its popular fireworks display.

I really don’t see a problem here. All they have to do is ask all LA gang members to be outside at dark and fire off their semi-automatics into the sky all at once. It would really be a show stopper!;)


16 posted on 05/23/2011 3:08:40 PM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: TruthHound

As a Torrance resident with a prime view of the (former) fireworks, I am disappointed, but I’m glad we’re keeping the float. We just had the very patriotic annual Armed Forces Day Parade, and we are definitely not running out of patriotism. But I understand that if you skip a year on the Rose Parade Float, you can’t just get back in the line-up next year. Torrance is coming up on its centennial and I hope the Rose Parade float will be part of that. Not just any city gets to be in the Rose Parade. (Yes, I am a Rose Parade fanatic.)

For other evidence that the “new normal” sucks, though, check out all the empty storefronts on Hawthorne Blvd. Sad.


17 posted on 05/23/2011 3:08:46 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Good, the government needs to get the hell out of the celebrating business....

Leave celebrating to the private sector.

18 posted on 05/23/2011 3:11:58 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Beaten Valve

Good. It is about time that EVERYONE sacrifice for this budget disaster. Everyone has their pet projects and nobody wants to give up anything.


19 posted on 05/23/2011 3:12:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Lockbar

“...but can afford to pay some life guards over $100,000 a year?”

Seriously?!


20 posted on 05/23/2011 3:14:01 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Beaten Valve
With all due respect....no city should be spending tax payers monies on fire works.

Period.

21 posted on 05/23/2011 3:17:19 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: napscoordinator
Good. It is about time that EVERYONE sacrifice for this budget disaster.

So...when California wants you to bail them out...for their failures...they can count on you?

Excellent!!

22 posted on 05/23/2011 3:20:39 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is an enemy of the United States of America)
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To: Lockbar
Can't afford sky-rockets, but can afford to pay some life guards over $100,000 a year?

I thought that was Orange County, not the city of LA.

23 posted on 05/23/2011 3:20:46 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Beaten Valve

Can’t say I disagree with a local government, in hard times, NOT spending millions on a fireworks show. But ...

but I’ll bet there are many expenditures going UNcut that I would have cut even sooner than the fireworks displays.

And, as ever in this neck of the woods, one wonders how much of the available money is made UNavailable due to illegal aliens: extra burdens on public roads, schools, public services, welfare!!, etc.


24 posted on 05/23/2011 3:54:53 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: MplsSteve
“...but can afford to pay some life guards over $100,000 a year?”

Seriously?!

Seriously.

25 posted on 05/23/2011 3:58:41 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Osage Orange

Wow. California is cutting and you are saying that is not good. Are you sure that you should be here?


26 posted on 05/23/2011 4:03:13 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Beaten Valve

Tucson couldn’t afford ours a couple of years ago, Jim Click rallied some other businesses to pay for it. Jim is a loud mouth and often annoying, but he never misses a chance for good PR, and he has business interests in the greater LA area. Somebody should give him a call.


27 posted on 05/23/2011 4:04:29 PM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Beaten Valve. At least the prisons won’t be crowded on the 4th. Morgues probably will be though.


28 posted on 05/23/2011 7:06:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: dfwgator

You do know that was for real and not photo shopped?


29 posted on 05/23/2011 8:16:10 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: SunkenCiv; smoothsailing; dragnet2; I see my hands

Budget woes.

I heard it was because at last year’s show the PA announcer would scream IMMIGRATION ever time something exploded and too many got hurt in the stampede...


30 posted on 05/23/2011 8:32:10 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener but Lindsay Graham beat me to it.)
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To: bigheadfred

Government has no business being involved or funding “shows” or celebrations. Mismanaged government can’t even deal with simple budgets or securing the borders.

Enough!


31 posted on 05/23/2011 8:37:51 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I agree it is enough.

For me, it was enough a ways back.

The crappy part is that you and I are the ones really doing all the funding.

There is a show “Gettysburg” upcoming on the History channel.

They bill it with “Two armies went in, in three days, one nation came out”.

There are a lot of brain dead, gutless, crybabies in this country who can’t or won’t understand what it takes for one nation to come out.

Some people on this forum say inane things. Resort to slick humor.

Maybe that is just their way of walking lightly.


32 posted on 05/23/2011 8:52:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred (I wish I was an Oscar Meyer wiener but Lindsay Graham beat me to it.)
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To: Osage Orange

The only problem is the city won’t let the private citizen have fireworks! PS. I live in Torrance.


33 posted on 05/23/2011 8:59:15 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
The only problem is the city won’t let the private citizen have fireworks!

The king said that? Ya gunna listen to that fat bloated corrupt AH?

34 posted on 05/23/2011 9:20:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SunkenCiv

When the going gets tough, the left cuts patriotism.


35 posted on 05/24/2011 4:23:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Beaten Valve

More like canned because there are only Mexicans left in LA.


36 posted on 05/24/2011 6:18:08 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

Maybe they can move the celebration to May 5th?


37 posted on 05/24/2011 6:20:39 AM PDT by nascarnation
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