Monday, June 27, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 16
Signup

Weekly Poll
Should all fireworks be banned on the Fourth of July?

Hell no! It's not the Fourth withouth them.
Thanks for protecting us like the children we are, government officials.
Yes. Pets don't like them and even the legal ones can be dangerous--especially in the hands of idiots.
We're in a drought!

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Delicious
Search or post Santa Barbara County food and wine establishments

Santa Maria Sun / Street Wise

Is Santa Maria spoiling all the fun with its crackdown on fireworks?


Mike Dugan

Mike Dugan

works at Roundtable Pizza

“Not really, because there are organized fireworks shows. Safe and sane is OK as long as you don’t light them off in a dry location. You don’t want to rain on everyone’s parade.”

Marlene Montano

Marlene Montano

nursing student at Allan Hancock College

“They probably shouldn’t even sell the legal ones. If they want to see fireworks, they should go to a show.”

Elizabeth Moriarty

Elizabeth Moriarty

nursing student at Allan Hancock College

“No. We need to be extra cautious and usually they’re not. A fire can start so easily if it’s not put out properly. That’s how the Tea Fire started in Montecito.”

Sandra Ayala

Sandra Ayala

president of Allan Hancock College Nursing Association

“As a medical student, I would say I’m for the ban because people get injured whether or not they’re legal. They’re fun and nice, but I don’t think we should have them because of the kids.”