Surviving the Fourth of July
Fireworks shot from barges in Lodi Lake explode in flashes of brilliant color on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
- Safe and (mostly) sane
Pick up your stock of safe and sane fireworks while helping out some local non-profit groups. Sales begin on June 28 at noon. Booths close on July 4.
- Cross Culture Christian Center in the S-Mart Foods parking lot. (530 W Lodi Ave.)
- Westside Assembly in the In-Shape Health Club parking lot (1320 Lockeford St.)
- Lodi Elks Lodge 1900 in the Raley’s parking lot (311 S. Lower Sacramento Road)
- Tokay Athletics Football Boosters in the Wal-Mart parking lot (2350 W. Kettleman Lane)
- Lodi Boys & Girls Club in the Vineyard Shopping Center (1000 W. Kettleman Lane)
- Red Circle in the CVS ( 100 W. Lodi Ave.)
Five tips to stay out of the emergency room
- Read labels and carefully follow directions.
- Make sure spectators are out of range before lighting fireworks. Never aim or throw fireworks at another person.
- Never allow a person who has consumed alcohol to handle fireworks. Never try to re-ignite fireworks that malfunction.
- Never try to re-ignite fireworks that malfunction.
- Light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from the house (10 feet), dry leaves and flammable materials.Keep a bucket of water or hose nearby.
— Source: Lodi Fire Marshal Gene Stoddart
Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 8:47 am
It’s a long day. It’s a hot day. It’s the same party every year. But it doesn’t have to be.
We’ve gathered tips, recipes and secrets from Lodi’s summertime experts to make this Independence Day worth the hype.
Friday, June 27, 2014 8:47 am.