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All fireworks illegal in Pleasanton--even sparklers

To see fireworks, go to a public display, police say

The Pleasanton Police Department and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department are reminding residents of Pleasanton that all fireworks, including those labeled "Safe and Sane," are illegal in the city of Pleasanton.

"The city's strong enforcement posture on the use of fireworks is intended to reduce personal injuries and minimize property damage from uncontrolled fires as a result of the misuse of illegal fireworks," Police Capt. David Spiller, Patrol Commander, said.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that there are approximately 200 fireworks injuries around the nation each day during the month surrounding the Fourth of July holiday.

"The Pleasanton Police Department joins the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department in encouraging the public to enjoy one of the many professional fireworks displays scheduled over the weekend," Spiller added.

--Jeb Bing

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Posted by james
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Jul 3, 2010 at 11:35 am

yeah, god forbid that we should be permitted to celebrate the anniversary of our freedom with a few sparklers.


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Posted by jason
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 3, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Hmmm wow what a bunch of (Word removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff) im still gonna light up some rockets anyways and some smoke bombs and sparklers and you cant stop me


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 3, 2010 at 2:25 pm

...as it was in the beggining, is now, and ever shall be...world without end...


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Posted by illegal and loving it
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:28 am

Why worry, the P-Town police never stop people for running numerous red lights, driving through crosswalks with crossing guards or speeding.


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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2010 at 7:30 pm

While I'm not a proponent of civil disobedience, I do think next year that we should have a "Sparkler" protest in the parking lot of the Pleasanton Police Department on July 3rd. Heck, I might even enlist some help to drive around the adjacent Library parking lot holding sparklers out the car windows and using our cell phones at the same time. I would've called the protest for the 4th, but I can't be there. I'll be too busy lighting sparklers for my grandkids in my backyard.


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Posted by Agreed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2010 at 9:48 pm

It's been said before, and here, I'll say it again: what a load of total hypocrisy on the part of the local city councils and fire/police departments! I understand that we are ALL concerned about the high risk of fire danger, but why the heck do the cities around Pleasanton allow the sale of safe-and-sane fireworks if they are NOT ALLOWED TO BE USED WITHIN *ANY* of the communities, including the one that they're sold in??

Surely the term "safe-and-sane" implies something? Implies that the adults (a requirement) purchasing them agree to use them in a manner that will ensure that a hose be close by and the sparklers, etc. are used not near any dry grass?

If we can't trust them, then why the heck are they being sold right over the 580 freeway overpass???


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Agreed wrote: "including the one that they're sold in"

Not sure what you're referring to. We were legally setting off our "safe-and-sane" fireworks at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin last night. Then we threw them in the water-filled dumpster there!


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Posted by Agreed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Thanks Stacey. Apparently there is some confusion for most people, including me, since the police chief of Pleasanton had originally been quoted in the PW in 2008 saying that the fireworks sold in Alameda county were illegal in ALL of Alameda county. I think he may have retracted that statement, but some of us are still confused about the fact that even though we live in Pleasanton, we can buy them in Dublin and then, what, go to the park in Dublin and set them off? That's good news.


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 6, 2010 at 11:23 am

Stacey is a registered user.

Yea, that would be confusing. I went on the City of Dublin's website and they had all the information there about where to go. Here's the info: Web Link You'll be ready for next year!


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Posted by Agreed
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 6, 2010 at 11:51 am

Thanks again Stacey. It would probably be a good link for the PW to publish somewhere before the next July 4th, or info for the booths selling the fireworks to publicize, if they don't already do so. Seems logical to me...


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Posted by Zuderbeth
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Jul 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Just because you can buy them in dublin doesnt make it ok for you too. It is legal in Dublin Not all cities ban them but livermore and pleasanton do. And in dublin, there are ristrictions too. they can only use the fireworks and other items in a certain park. So before you start calling people names, or saying crap you dont know. Why dont you RESEARCH. you only learn it in school.


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