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Do we need to better control fireworks before and after the Fourth of July?

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Anne Rogers

Claims examiner

Lodi

“Yes. The ones people do, I think, are out of control. One week before and three or four weeks after, they’re going off during the night. They sound like gunshots and it’s a little scary.”

Chad Joseph

Winemaker

Woodbridge

“I think current laws are good, they just need to enforce them with the resources they have. I know there are limited resources, so it’s hard for people in office to make it happen.”

Irma Fuentes

Homemaker

Lodi

“I sure do. Especially right now when it’s so dry. I think it’s dangerous for the kids if they’re using something that is not legal.”

Lonnie Crites

Retail manager

Lodi

“I think it’s fine. We live in the countyside, and it wasn’t disruptive.”

Phil Burnside

Retired

Stockton

“We live in Stockton, and it was ridiculous. I couldn’t believe the amount of illegal fireworks. I am surprised there were no fires or injuries.”

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:08 am

Asked by News-Sentinel photographer Bea Ahbeck Casson at Tokay High School in Lodi.

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