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Long Beach Man Loses Thumb After Holding Firework

A drunken man lost his thumb Friday when the firecracker he was holding exploded in his hand, police reported.

07/06/2014

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Fireworks Light Up The Southland — And Inspire A Marriage Proposal — On July 4

Josh Rubenstein and entertainment reporter Suzanne Marques were on the CBS Radford lot in Studio City, where thousands of guests, including some veterans, enjoyed a day of fun-filled entertainment.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2014

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Your Fourth Of July Guide: Parades, Fireworks Shows, Closures

If you’re hoping to do something beyond the BBQ this Fourth of July there are plenty of parades and fireworks shows to choose from across the Southland.

07/04/2014

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Studio City Gears Up For 16th Annual 4th Of July Fireworks Festival

Studio City is gearing up for the 16th Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Festival on the CBS Studio Center lot.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2014

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5 Things You Did Not Know About Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

There’s probably a lot you don’t know about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest so here are five things that may surprise you.

07/03/2014

United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

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4th Of July Tips: Pet Safety During Firework Shows

While the Fourth of July is an enjoyable holiday, residents often forget to take their pets into consideration during the loud celebrations.

CBS Los Angeles–07/03/2014

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Company Behind Simi Valley Fireworks Accident Invited Back For July 4

Some residents are deeply concerned that Bay Fireworks, the company responsible for last year’s debacle, has been invited back for this year’s Fourth of July show.

07/01/2014

Authorities say Pasadena fire crews will spray thousands of gallons of fire retardant near Rose Bowl Stadium. (Photo courtesy Pasadena FD/Twitter)

Crews Douse Brush Near Rose Bowl With Fire Retardant Ahead Of Fourth Of July

For Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells, there is no such thing as “safe and sane” fireworks.

07/01/2014

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Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

With 41 million Americans expected to travel this year, highways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the 3-day weekend.

06/30/2014

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What You’re Eating – 4th Of July Special Menus

For the Fourth Of July this year, many of LA’s best restaurants are serving up special menus on the big day.

06/25/2014

L.A. council member Bernard Parks

Councilmember Bernard Parks Invites Angelenos To 4th Of July Jazz Festival

Bernard Parks stopped by KCAL9 Monday to invite the community to his free 12th annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza and Jazz on the Hill Festival.

06/23/2014

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Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July

In celebration of Independence Day, several cities across the nation are hosting fun-filled activities by day and then concluding with spectacular pyrotechnic shows that can be viewed from miles away. Here are five of the best places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July

06/17/2014

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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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