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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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Council Members’ Duel Over July 4 Fireworks Displays Doubles Cost For Taxpayers

Council members Curren Price and Bernard Parks have had a running dispute for two months over which of them would host the fireworks on the Fourth this year, resulting in two fireworks displays and doubling costs.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/03/2014

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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Preparations For 88th Annual Americafest 4th Of July Show Underway At Rose Bowl

Preparations for LA’s largest and longest-running Fourth of July extravaganza are underway.

07/02/2014

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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

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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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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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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

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Only On CBS2: 10-Year-Old Boy Discusses Burns From Fireworks Mishap

A 10-year-old boy is opening up for the first time about the horrific Fourth of July fireworks mishap that left him and many others injured in Simi Valley.

07/09/2013

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Skies Light Up In The Southland For 4th Of July

The biggest Independence Day fireworks show took place at the Rose Bowl, where revelers gathered for the 87th Annual Americafest in Pasadena.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2013

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Dozens Arrested In Newport Beach As 4th Of July Celebrations Get Rowdy

Dozens of Fourth of July revelers were taken into custody in Newport Beach and surrounding beaches.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2013

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28 People Injured During Fireworks Mishap In Simi Valley

Officials say 28 people were injured Thursday during a fireworks mishap in Simi Valley.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2013

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Huntington Beach Marks ‘Surf, Sun & Celebration’ At 4th Of July Parade

“Surf, Sun and Celebration” came to Huntington Beach on Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2013

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Best Places To Watch Fireworks In LA

No Fourth of July is ever complete without fireworks. Los Angeles is filled with great places to watch Fourth of July fireworks from local parks and beaches to restaurants and entertainment stadiums.

CBS Los Angeles–06/21/2013

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