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July 3, 2004
Robert Chacon While the vibrant explosions of fireworks seldom disappoint Fourth of July revelers, they can be down- right terrifying to pets, especially cats and dogs. But pet owners can take steps to minimize the frightening effects to pets. "The Fourth of July is a dreadful holiday for pets," said Ricky Whitman, public relations director for the Pasadena Humane Society, which handles animal- control services for Glendale and La Canada Flintridge.
July 4, 2001
Karen S. Kim BURBANK -- Fireworks. They're bright, they're colorful, they're traditional, but boy, are they loud to the sensitive ears of dogs and cats. In fact, the noise of fireworks is frightening enough to send pets leaping over backyard fences, breaking through wooden gates or crashing through glass windows or screens, according to local animal experts. And if residents don't want to spend July 5 frantically searching animal shelters for their runaway pets, they need to take precautions.
By Chris Vose | July 8, 2006
I attended the Fourth of July festivities up at the Starlight Bowl. It was the first time I had attended an event at the Bowl, and I think it is a wonderful venue. The fireworks were great, and the music was a great plus. And the food ? a barbecued tri-tip sandwich and an ear of roasted corn for $6 That is great. Any other venue, and you would spend $12, and the food wouldn't have been as good. But I think the way the event is put on really needs some attention. First of all, the event seemed to be oversold, at least the lawn seats.
July 8, 2000
Edward Headington With the patriotic fervor generated by Mel Gibson's Benjamin Martin in "The Patriot" still fresh in memory, I witnessed one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in my lifetime. Nestled in our nation's capitol, with the Washington Monument serving as the backdrop and American folk songs heard in the distance, I took silent inventory of the many blessings we share as a people. To be sure, the fireworks shows of old at the Starlight Bowl and Burroughs High School have their nostalgic import.
By Angela Hokanson | July 5, 2008
Revelers enjoyed patriotic music and lights during the show “A Star Spangled Salute to America” on Fourth of July at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. Families and friends on Friday socialized down the length of the amphitheater, sprawled out on blankets in the grass, huddled around picnic dinners in box seats and danced in front of the stage to 1950s Doo-wop music. Concerts at the Starlight Bowl have a special hometown feel for Burbank resident Pat Aldrich. “Everyone is always in such a good, sweet mood,” Aldrich said.
By Chris Wiebe | June 30, 2007
BURBANK — With the cancellation of July 4 fireworks at the Starlight Bowl this year, police fear the temptation to celebrate the Independence Day with illegal fireworks will be greater than ever. But the dry conditions that led to the suspension of the annual fireworks display pose just as much, if not more, risk for flare-ups or bodily harm from the use of already dangerous illegal fireworks like sparklers and firecrackers, Burbank Fire Department officials say. "There are fires every year and there are injuries every single year," Burbank Fire Captain Ron Bell said.
June 28, 2003
Ryan Carter Fire officials, volunteers and organizers are gearing up for the one day of the year when patriotism is displayed in the sky. Two major events will be the cornerstones of this year's Fourth of July ceremonies in Burbank and Glendale. In Burbank, the Starlight Bowl's "Star Spangled Salute to the Fourth of July" will begin at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. at the bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Drive. In Glendale, the festivities begin at 4 p.m. at Crescenta Valley High School, 4400 Ramsdell Ave., with the fireworks starting shortly after 9 p.m. The Burbank event will include the Bill Elliot Swing Orchestra, the Alley Cats and the Jokesters leading up to the fireworks display.
By Chris Wiebe | May 26, 2007
BURBANK — The traditional Fourth of July fireworks display at the Starlight Bowl will be suspended this year because of concerns over fire safety. Burbank Fire Department officials made the decision after testing moisture levels in the hillside near the bowl, finding vegetation far too brittle to safely conduct a fireworks show, said Burbank Fire Chief Tracy Pansini. "It was a tough decision, but it's the right decision," he said. "The safety of the community has to take preference over launching fireworks.
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