4th of July Fest OKd by Council

This year’s Fourth of July celebration, “The American Journey,” will be at Bradford Stadium and will feature a fireworks show, entertainment, food sales, games and displays.

For 20 years, the city has sponsored the event as an opportunity for residents to enjoy a fireworks show without having to leave town, said Steve Pischel, recreation services manager. More than 4,000 people attended last year.

This year’s plans won approval this week from the City Council.

The Recreation and Parks-Cultural Arts commissions’ July 4th subcommittee developed the program for the celebration and fund-raisers to offset the estimated $20,000 cost. Businesses will sponsor the fireworks show and buy advertising in printed programs for a total contribution of about $10,000, Pischel said.


Ticket sales will also help pay expenses. Prices before July 1 are $4 for adults; $3 for youth 13 to 17 years old; and 50 cents for children 4 to 12. Children 3 or younger will be admitted free.

July 4 information: (714) 993-8177.

Also this week, the council gave preliminary approval to regulations for film crews working in Placentia.

Development Services Director Joyce R. Rosenthal said the ordinance would clarify procedures for the city and filmmakers.


The Orange County Film Commission has been promoting Orange County as a location for filmmakers and has drawn up a model ordinance. Placentia’s regulations are patterned after that, Rosenthal said.

Since 1992, the city has issued 10 film permits, six of them in the past two years. Sites used have included the historic Wagner House and Tri-City Park, Rosenthal said.