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July 5, 2012 | 11:26 am

Videos: Bay Area July 4 Fireworks, Plus San Diego Accidentally Ignites Everything at Once

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Cool weather and budget cutbacks didn’t dampen the Bay Area’s crackle and pop Wednesday. Here are some of the best videos of Independence Day fireworks: Here’s the finale of the San Francisco display, as seen from Fort Mason, posted to Youtube by SandD2012: This video shows the rockets taking off from the ground in San […]

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Raw Video: Illegal Fireworks Light Up San Jose’s Alviso Neighborhood

July 5, 2011 | 10:56 am

Raw Video: Illegal Fireworks Light Up San Jose’s Alviso Neighborhood

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For the third year in a row, budget constraints put the kibosh on San Jose’s July 4th fireworks show. In the city’s Alviso neighborhood, however, the joint was jumping in terms of noisy, colorful — and illegal — explosions, as people went the decidedly unofficial route. You can watch raw video from KTVU here. Right […]

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A Bay Area July 4th, on the Web

July 5, 2011 | 8:31 am

A Bay Area July 4th, on the Web

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A look at how residents of northern California celebrated July 4, 2011 through Tweets, photos, video and more. Curated by KQED News Community Engagement Specialist Ian Hill.

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Bay Area July 4th Fireworks: Lists, and Some History

July 1, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Bay Area July 4th Fireworks: Lists, and Some History

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On one level, Fourth of July fireworks are simply patriotic tradition. On another, they’re an opportunity to indulge our love of watching stuff explode and go boom in relative safety. Interesting to note: Fireworks have been part of our national celebration from even before what we universally think of as Day One of the United […]

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