Fire Officials Plead With Public Not To Shoot Off Illegal Fireworks For July 4Citing the risk of fire, injury and death caused by fireworks, Los Angeles area fire officials are pleading with the public to not shoot their own pyrotechnics and instead visit professional shows, which were on pause last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Officials Issue Warnings About Risk Of Fireworks Causing Wildfires, InjuriesOfficials were warning residents who will be using legal fireworks to celebrate on the Fourth of July about wildfire risks and the danger of injuries.
Higher Surf, Stronger Rip Currents Forecast For OC BeachesWeather forecasters warned Friday that higher surf and stronger rip currents are coming to Orange County and other south-facing beaches, increasing danger for Fourth of July weekend crowds.
Holiday Weekend Getaway Begins As Travelers Rush Roads, Air Ahead Of Fourth Of JulyThe Fourth of July holiday rush began as travelers were heading near and far to celebrate Independence Day.
LAPD Will Have Extra Officers, Checkpoints Looking For DUI Drivers Over Holiday WeekendThe LAPD said Friday that extra officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday weekend to look for intoxicated motorists.
Regulators Warn Of Unhealthy Air Due To July 4 FireworksLocal air regulators warned Friday that fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend could lead to poor air quality that could have negative health effects.
Southern California's Biggest Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows Return This WeekendAfter more than a year of dark venues and canceled events to slow the spread of COVID-19, Fourth of July celebrations will be in full swing this weekend. While many community events may not be back this year, some of the biggest fireworks displays are making a splashy comeback.
Officials Warn Pet Owners To Keep Animals Safe On July 4Animal advocacy officials are again urging pet owners to keep their animals inside on the Fourth of July to keep them from running off if they get scared by loud noises.
Southern Californians Expected To Travel In Big Numbers Over Fourth Of July WeekendWith COVID restrictions eased, residents across the southland are expected to travel in large numbers over Fourth of July weekend, according to estimates released Tuesday by the Automobile Club of Southern California.
Hermosa Beach Officials Cracking Down On Unruly Parties, Public Intoxication, Underage Drinking This July 4 HolidayThere are new fines in Hermosa Beach for people who host large, unruly parties, and there will be additional patrols looking for public drinking on the beach. 
LAPD Fireworks Calls Skyrocket For Fourth Of July; COVID Quarantine 'Definitely Had An Impact' Police say calls for service related to Independence Day fireworks nearly doubled in 2020.