Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:38 am
Raymond - you have to call, sometimes more than once. We laughed as we read this article, because frankly, there are so many illegal fireworks that have been exploding for WEEKS and suddenly the police brass care? The violence here has upticked, kids are out of school and a major holiday is approaching, so cops are stretched thin.
We keep our hoses handy and plan on coming back before dark tomorrow. Sigh.
Posted by EPA Mom, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Jul 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm
There's no crackdown here! My neighbor was shooting the huge ones that explode in the sky for hours. And you hear them all over town well into the night. Anyone that has pets is well aware of the constant booms. It horrible for pets ... and pet owners.
Posted by MidTown650, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm
people who are complaining about the fireworks just stop why does there need to be so much control over how much fun you can have? you people act like you were never kids like you never liked fireworks..worry about the real terrible things like drugs,shootings things of that nature.
Posted by Member, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Jul 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm
The "crackdown" plan surprises me. In particular the time frame. First of all, in my block we've been hearing these booms for weeks already.
As I type this, I hear them cracking and booming outside just down the street or on the next block. Second, the article states the police department will crackdown through July 6th. Naturally the bulk of the activity will fall on the 4th and even the 5th but trust when I say that based on past experience, the booms will sound for weeks after the holiday just as they have been for weeks leading up to the holiday. It's a nice thought this plan. I believe it is a lofty plan. I rather EPA Police focus on the "celebratory" gun firing.
Posted by EPA Resident, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Jul 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm
I agree those late night loud ones are the worst!!! Before the Fireworks Ban I can remember one year the air was so thick it was hard to breathe and the eyes hurt if you went outside.
Children learn from adults that this is something fun to watch. That in it's self is not a bad thing. But allowing them to play with it is taking a real chance of them getting injured. The best option for everyone would be is to let the experts do the shows... for those who enjoy fireworks and who can tolerate smoke and noise.