It’s nice to be back with those of you who read my weekly blog after going on vacation. Last week was the 4th of July meaning it was time for fireworks. Despite decades of a ban on fireworks in the Burbank and Glendale area, it seems to me (and sounds to me) that more and more people ignore the city’s ordinances and buy fireworks in communities where it is legal, then set them off here at home.
Where I live in Burbank I am very fortunate to have a front yard seat to the city’s wonderful pyrotechnic display. However, a few years ago the house across the street was purchased by people who year after year set off their own personal display of fireworks right on the sidewalk in front of their home. The noise is incredible, so much so that I have to tranquilize my dog and even then he barks incessantly at the top of his lungs due to it. It has turned what used to be a pleasant community get together to the a day I abhor.