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Fireworks now on sale in Dublin

Original post made on Jun 30, 2014

"Safe and Sane" fireworks are now on sale in Dublin.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 30, 2014, 7:54 AM

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Posted by byrnsie
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Jun 30, 2014 at 5:37 pm

with the dry conditions and fire danger we're facing, they should be banned in all of Alameda County and not just Pleasanton.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jun 30, 2014 at 6:20 pm

I believe that it poses dangers.


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Posted by Happy
a resident of Happy Valley
on Jun 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

I agree...and no barbecues either. Too dangerous.


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Posted by Stella
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 30, 2014 at 9:16 pm

no firework is safe and sane--all causes fires. ban them all and not just in Alameda county. Look at what happened in San Jose this afternoon. Now I am not saying it was fireworks that started those fires today but just saying.


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Posted by Bob
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:51 am

Please people, give me a break. They are plenty safe. Also it gives people an outlet to do it safely. People are going to do it one way or another... Even if you ban them


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Posted by jaycee
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:42 am

My dog really wishes they were banned! :(


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Posted by Stacee
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 1, 2014 at 4:36 pm

plenty safe? it's fire. case closed


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 2, 2014 at 6:04 am

Driving on Castro Valley Boulevard Tuesday there is a very large sign that states fire works not allowed in Alameda County.
However, Dublin is in Alameda County.


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Posted by Gram-ME
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 2, 2014 at 9:59 am

This should not even be given space in this local paper, fireworks sales that is, especially since fireworks has been banned inP-town for many years!


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Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:56 pm

"Castro Valley is one of the largest unincorporated communities in California. This means that Castro Valley does not have a recognized local government."
Castro Valley is governed by Alameda County due to its unincorporated status. Dublin is a City and governs itself and allows fireworks...


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 2, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Jack,

I did not know of this unincorporated status.
Thank you very much for informing me.


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Posted by kbenson
a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jul 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

I remember how crazy kids were back in NYC area (many years ago) We would take m-80's and or cherry bombs, lite and toss them into the bay. They are = to 1/4 stick of dynamite.

A few kids told me the story of a group which were modifying some fireworks and somehow 1 of the kids had his arm severely injured.

kids + many adults don't think safety (keep safe this 4th!)


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Posted by pTown25
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 3, 2014 at 7:14 am

Does anyone know where all the revenue from the sale of "Safe & Sane" fireworks goes ? And why is Dublin the only community in The Valley that allows them ? Gotta be some big $ involved and a few powerful politicians willing to fight to keep them on sale. I'm surprised they've been on sale for so many years and haven't been banned in Dublin yet.


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Posted by Gram-ME
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2014 at 9:12 am

Not sure about now, but years ago when my children were playing soccer, PGSA usually had a fundraising fireworks booth in ?Dublin. At that time, the booths had to be for charitable fundraising efforts. That's where the sales profits went.


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