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Feature story: Fireworks fanatics

Original post made on Jun 29, 2012

For many Americans, Independence Day means relaxation. But for fireworks professional Dan Nitzan and his crew, the holiday means Department of Homeland Security background checks, sore backs and -- hopefully -- a job well done. ==B Related stories:==
• [Web Link Q&A with Dan Nitzan]
• [Web Link The anatomy of fireworks]
• [Web Link Celebrating the Fourth of July]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 29, 2012, 8:45 AM

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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!


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Posted by rem
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
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...


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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.


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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.