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Cover Story - June 29, 2012

Fireworks fanatics

Every year, crew with Palo Alto ties mounts patriotic Shoreline spectacle

by Jocelyn Dong

For Dan Nitzan's first professional-fireworks job, he was supposed to remove a tarp protecting the final group of fireworks so that sparks wouldn't accidentally land on them and set them off early.

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Posted by Greg, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 29, 2012 at 9:34 am

Great piece. Dan is a very talented guy. I remember him coordinating elaborate stage productions at Paly when we were students. Glad to see he never lost his enthusiastic attitude!

Posted by rem, a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

rem is a registered user.

As Jeffey's father-in-law and Shawn's father, I am proud of the outstanding work they do. Safety is first with them and Dan...

Posted by Pa, a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I wish the companies in and around Shoreline would open up their parking lots - even for a small fee - for fireworks spectators. Some even had their sprinklers running during the show spraying all pedestrian spectators on the sidewalk.

Posted by KeepPetsInsideJuly4th, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Please all of us....recall that we DON'T want any wayward fireworks.
Be sure the area is damp and have a fire extinguisher on site, and more than one person needs to KNOW WHERE IT IS.
Don't want injuries to people, or pets, or the environment (trees), it's been pretty dry!
And Keep Your Pets INSIDE for sure.

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