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No Fireworks, But Plenty of Fun In Santa Monica This Fourth of July!

As the July 4 holiday approaches, the Santa Monica Fire Department reminds everyone that ALL types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica. This includes so-called “safe and sane” fireworks, which may not be used in Santa Monica EVEN IF they are legal in the city in which they are purchased.

Fourth of July activities

While there will be no firework displays in Santa Monica for the Fourth of July weekend, residents and visitors are invited to come watch or come march in the third annual hometown parade, presented by the Ocean Park Association.

Holiday traffic and street closure information

Heavy holiday traffic is anticipated west of Lincoln Boulevard throughout the Fourth of July weekend. Expect delays while driving through the area.

The Santa Monica Pier will be closed to vehicular traffic from Thursday, July 2 at midnight through Sunday, July 5 at midnight. All of the Pier’s shops, rides and attractions will be open during their regularly scheduled hours of operation and the Pier will be accessible to pedestrian traffic.

The following streets will be closed on July 4 from 6 a.m. until 12 noon for the parade: Main Street between Colorado Avenue and Marine Street; Neilson Way between Ocean Park Boulevard and Barnard Way; Barnard Way between Ocean Park Boulevard and Neilson Way. As a result of these street closures, Beach Lot 5 South at 2600 Barnard Way will be closed on July 4th from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Stars Walk to Africa

Lakers star Lamar Odom might have won the Championships but it’s not stopping him for helping out with a great cause. The Laker star will take part of the Walk to Africa charity event which will take place June 27.

The event will be at Crescent Bay Park, in Santa Monica. The day will include registration for the adult walk, opening ceremonies with a live celebration, an 8 mile course with four Africa water relief stations every two miles, a children’s walk, and a completion of the Walk To Africa. Sponsorships support and recognition of the walk will aid them in gaining exposure as outstanding members and supporters of the global community.

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American Red Cross ofSanta Monica hosts free Super CPR Saturday

The American Red Cross of Santa Monica will host its twelfth annualSuper CPR Saturday on June 27,

2009. Free adult CPR and child CPR classes will beoffered throughout the day.Super CPR

Saturday will be held at the Ken Edwards Center, 1527Fourth Street (between Colorado and Broadway) in Santa Monica.

The training day is divided into two four-hour class sessions –- 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Both classes consist of video, text, lecture, and hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. After passing the course, an optional Red Cross certificate is available for a $5 processing fee. CPR and other emergency preparedness reference materials will be provided free and there will also be books and emergency supplies available for purchase.

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