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July 4th in Los Angeles: Noisy and Iconic

Wilshire Country Club fireworks, captured from the intersection of Rosewood and June St. in Hancock Park.


It’s (mostly) quiet now, but yesterday’s Fourth of July celebrations were definitely exuberant, all over the city.  This year, officially sanctioned fireworks shows (like those at the Wilshire Country Club and the Rose Bowl) made a big return after a pandemic year off in 2020…and LA’s notorious illegal fireworks activity kept pace, too. 

Buzz co-publisher Patty Lombard captured these images near Rosewood and June St., in Hancock Park, last night…



…and put together this short video from the location:



Meanwhile, in West Adams Heights, Liz Fuller and Dan Kegel captured the following without even leaving home:




The scene was, of course, the same in many – if not most – neighborhoods around the city.  This report from KABC-7 TV, in particular, pretty accurately captures Angelenos’ love-hate relationship with the holiday and its fireworks run rampant, calling the spectacle  both “impossible to turn away from, and just iconically L.A.”  :



And now, on this much calmer morning, the Buzz will be joining you for the remainder of this day of rest and relative quiet.  We’ll be back with more news tomorrow!


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