Skip to comments.Popular Fourth of July Fireworks Show Canned By Budget Woes - Los Angeles
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."
Well that and they would rtather pay for illegal aliens tuition and welfare than to celebrate America. Piss be upon them.
Meanwhile, LA still has $500 million to spend to build ONE high school on the site of the old Ambassador hotel...
Also canceled a major 4th display in Torranceso they could keep their Rose Parade float.
The new normal SUCKS!
This is another variation of the “Washington Monument” defense.
As far as I’m concerned they can just cancel California. Period.
They don’t get “Independance Day” anyway. No loss.
As long as the Cinco de Mayo activities weren’t effected....
Of course they would never cancel Cinco de Mayo.
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.
ATTENTION INDIANA/OHIO/MICIGAN FREEPERS!
So, how did you like it, I thought it turned out pretty good.
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!;)
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.
Leave celebrating to the private sector.
Good. It is about time that EVERYONE sacrifice for this budget disaster. Everyone has their pet projects and nobody wants to give up anything.
“...but can afford to pay some life guards over $100,000 a year?”
So...when California wants you to bail them out...for their failures...they can count on you?
I thought that was Orange County, not the city of LA.
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.
Wow. California is cutting and you are saying that is not good. Are you sure that you should be here?
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.
Thanks Beaten Valve. At least the prisons won’t be crowded on the 4th. Morgues probably will be though.
You do know that was for real and not photo shopped?
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...
Government has no business being involved or funding “shows” or celebrations. Mismanaged government can’t even deal with simple budgets or securing the borders.
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.
The only problem is the city won’t let the private citizen have fireworks! PS. I live in Torrance.
The king said that? Ya gunna listen to that fat bloated corrupt AH?
When the going gets tough, the left cuts patriotism.
More like canned because there are only Mexicans left in LA.
Maybe they can move the celebration to May 5th?