MALIBU, CA — Independence Day events across the country, particularly in Los Angeles County, will not look the same this year, thanks to the coronavirus.
Due to regional health orders and an L.A. County ban on organized fireworks, cities and organizations canceled their traditional Fourth of July extravaganzas, including in Malibu, where no offshore fireworks permits will be issued.
Two barge permits were requested last week and were denied, a city spokesperson said.
But the patriotic spirit persists, nonetheless, throughout the area and Greater L.A., as some communities are hosting live aerial flyovers, virtual fireworks and parades, decorating contests and fun, Independence Day activities to do from home.
And if you’re up for a drive, there are a smattering of fireworks shows set to go off in Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties and in Rancho Cucamonga — although most come with viewing restrictions.
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