Monday, June 25, 2007

Red Devils Return to Pacifica -- June 25, 2007

Pacifica is one of the two cities on the San Francisco peninsula that allow the sale of fireworks. Riding home on the bus last Thursday, I saw the fireworks stands lying flat on the ground in several lots. On Friday, I saw that the stands had been set up.

Many Pacificans agree that selling fireworks is a bad idea: We have steep, brush-covered hillsides that pose a fire danger. People use the "safe and sane" fireworks to mask the unsafe and insane variety. Not to mention my cat hates the Fourth of July.

Unfortunately, our charities claim that fireworks are the only thing they can sell that will generate enough money. That can't be true. What about drugs? Weapons? They're not thinking outside of the box.

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