Fourth of July holiday closures
Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Government offices, courts, schools, libraries, banks and post offices will be closed tomorrow for Independence Day.
Trash collection in the city of Los Angeles will be pushed back by one day, according to the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation.
All Metro-operated buses and trains will operate on a Sunday schedule.
For information on Metro schedules, visit www.metro.net.
Metrolink trains will not be operating, except for two round-trip trains between Lancaster and Union Station. Regular service will resume Thursday.
For train schedules, visit www.metrolinktrains.com.
The following Foothill Transit lines will operate on a weekend schedule: 178, 185, 187, 195, 197, 269, 272, 274, 280, 281, 282, 284, 285, 286, 289, 291, 480, 482, 486, 488, 492 and Silver Streak.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—An Independence Day fireworks show will return to Marina Del Rey after a one-year absence Wednesday while Rose Bowl officials seek donations to avoid the end of its long-running July Fourth event.
The Marina Del Rey show was not held in 2011 because of budget cuts but has been revived thanks to donations from area sponsors, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe said. It is among more than a score scheduled in Los Angeles County on the Fourth of July, including an inaugural fireworks show in the Crenshaw district.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Leaving the fireworks to the professionals this July Fourth is a safer alternative than setting off pyrotechnics yourself.
That’s the message from safety officials to residents of Los Angeles County cities that allow the personal use of fireworks.
All fireworks are illegal for personal use within the city of Los Angeles, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Los Angeles County supervisor whose district includes the high desert reminded residents today that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Los Angeles County.
“While some cities allow ‘safe and sane’ fireworks, fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County,” Supervisor Michael Antonovich said.
Fireworks violations can include fines of up to $1,000 and as much as a year in county jail. In some cases, violators can be charged with a felony.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Higher temperatures will come to the Southland today, ushering in a heat wave expected to last through the Fourth of July weekend and beyond.
“Strong high pressure ... will bring a rapid warming trend to the area for the holiday weekend,” warned a National Weather Service (NWS) advisory. “The air mass will warm additionally through the weekend...”
The Fourth of July calls for a carefree party, with good friends, fab food, fun and fireworks—a real star-studded holiday celebration.
The entertaining experts from Wilton have plenty of ideas to add star power to the occasion, beginning with the decorations. Festive stars and stripes napkin rings in red, white and blue dress up napkins and containers of colorful blossoms to brighten up the table. Then, on to the main course. Serve an all-American favorite meal of grilled burgers and corn on the cob, appropriately topped with a star-shaped pat of butter.