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Fourth of July

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Creative 4th of July Parade Float Ideas

Fourth of July parades take place all across the country and signify not only our collective patriotism, but also local pride. Homemade floats abound and are as unique and individual as the spirit that carved out our country.

06/16/2014

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks are a lot of fun, and many families enjoy setting off these sparkly treats every Fourth of July. Make sure to follow these tips to ensure a safe holiday for you and your family.

06/16/2014

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Craft projects can be enjoyed by guests of all ages at your Independence Day cookout.

06/16/2014

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Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.

06/12/2014

Concord grass fire

Dry Conditions Increase Fire Danger For CoCo County On 4th Of July

Contra Costa County’s fire captain reminds us that dry conditions and the threat of fireworks gone wrong is already a problem when it comes to

07/04/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

Few Passengers Wait In Line For BART Shuttle Buses On 4th Of July

BART continues to roll its limited shuttle bus service between the East Bay and San Francisco, but on the 4th of July, not too many passengers needed them in early morning hours.

07/04/2013

Bay Area Transit Workers Go On Strike

BART Offering Limited Charter Buses On 4th Of July Holiday

BART announced Wednesday that it has received “no indication” that striking workers from two unions will return to work by Thursday morning, leaving a service suspension to continue for a fourth day through the Fourth of July holiday.

07/04/2013

The July 4th celebratory fireworks explode over the San Francisco Bay with San Francisco in the background. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

San Francisco Readies For Fireworks, Visitors Urged To Arrive Early

Crews began work Wednesday morning in San Francisco on what could be a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show or a bunch of “pink fog,” depending on the city’s famously temperamental summer weather, organizers said.

07/03/2013

An AC Transit Bus

AC Transit Adds July 4 Holiday Service Due To BART Strike

With no word yet on an end to a strike that has shut down BART service, AC Transit plans to run more buses during the Fourth of July holiday, a management spokesman said.

07/03/2013

A mound of trash outside the restrooms at Fort Mason in San Francisco, July 5, 2012. (CBS)

New Rules At SF Fort Mason After Last Year’s July 4th Trashing

Glass containers and kegs are no longer allowed at Fort Mason’s Great Meadow in San Francisco after the meadow was left littered with trash following last year’s Fourth of July celebration, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

07/03/2013

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