Where are fireworks allowed? Here's a list for L.A. County
In the county, 49 cities and all unincorporated areas ban fireworks. Thirty-nine cities permit safe-and-sane devices -- those that do not explode or fly. The state fire marshal determines which fireworks are considered "safe-and-sane," and they are labeled with a state seal.
Most cities in L.A. County say that even "safe-and-sane" fireworks can be dangerous. Sparklers, for example, can reach temperatures of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, and can cause serious burns and fires. Below is a list of cities in Los Angeles County that permit and ban fireworks sales:
"SAFE AND SANE" ALLOWED: Alhambra, Artesia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Carson, Commerce, Compton, Cudahy, Downey, Duarte, El Monte, Gardena, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale, La Mirada, La Puente, Lakewood, Lawndale, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Monterey Park, Norwalk, Palmdale, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Rosemead, San Gabriel, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate and Temple City.
NO FIREWORKS ALLOWED: All unincorporated communities, Agoura Hills, Arcadia, Avalon, Beverly Hills, Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Cerritos, Claremont, Covina, Culver City, Diamond Bar, El Segundo, Glendale, Glendora, Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, La Cañada Flintridge, La Habra Heights, La Verne, Lancaster, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Monrovia, Palos Verdes Estates, Pasadena, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, San Dimas, San Fernando, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South Pasadena, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina, West Hollywood, Westlake Village and Whittier.
-- Rong-Gong Lin II
Photo: A fireworks booth in Lakewood. Credit: Beatrice de Gea /Los Angeles Times