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4th of July Edition
Celebrate Independence Day at the 4th of July Spectacular
Gather your family and friends to join the City of Yorba Linda as we light up the summer sky at the annual 4th of July Spectacular! One of Yorba Linda's most beloved traditions, the event will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Veterans Park (4756 Valley View Avenue) and Yorba Linda Middle School (4777 Casa Loma Avenue). The entertainment and activities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the "Fireworks Spectacular" will begin at 9:00 p.m. Event highlights include:

  • Live music by Eric Sage and his band;
  • Interactive stage activities and a kids' "stamp" scavenger hunt;
  • A Kids' Zone featuring free games and activities ($5 wristband available for purchase for unlimited access to inflatable games);
  • A variety of food and vendor booths hosted by local non-profit organizations;
  • A ceremony featuring a performance of the “National Anthem” by Jaalene Deleon and "God Bless America" by Aviella Winder; and
  • A fantastic fireworks show!

To view detailed event information, visit the July 4th event flyer .
City Offices Closed in Observance of Independence Day
In observance of Independence Day, all City offices, including the Library, Police Services Substation, and all Parks & Recreation facilities, will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019. City offices will reopen to regular business hours on Friday, July 5.
Stay Safe this July 4th by Leaving Fireworks to the Pros
This 4th of July, Yorba Linda Police Services, and the City of Yorba Linda remind residents that like most Orange County cities, Yorba Linda's Municipal Code prohibits the possession or discharge of fireworks within City limits. For your safety, please leave the fireworks to the professionals and enjoy a City-sponsored fireworks show, like Yorba Linda's 4th of July Spectacular. Please call Orange County Sheriff's Department Dispatch at (714) 647-7000 to report use of illegal fireworks.
Refuse & Recycling Service Schedule
On Thursday, July 4, 2019, Republic Services will not conduct regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection service. Those with a weekly collection day of Thursday or later will have their service delayed by one day for the remainder of the week.

In addition, this July 4th, Republic Services reminds you "When in doubt, throw it out," while you are enjoying backyard barbecues and other events. Overly soiled or greasy plates and other disposables cannot be recycled and can even contaminate an entire batch of recyclable items. Learn more about preparing your recyclables on the Republic Services website . Image: .
Stay Water Safe This Holiday
Children and adults drown without a sound. Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of five and can happen in less than two inches of water. This holiday celebration, keep your family and friends safe by following these water safety rules :
  • Never swim alone;
  • Designate a water watcher;
  • Do not rely on swimming aids;
  • Go feet first;
  • Play safely around water;
  • Educate kids on swimming safety;
  • Stay away from pool drains; and
  • Always wear sunscreen!
Grilling Safety Tips
July 4th is one of the peak days for grilling. Enjoy grilling your favorite meals this Fourth of July while also keeping your family safe by following these tips:

  • Check gas grill hoses for cracks, holes and leaks;
  • Keep children away from grills. Gas leaks, blocked tubes, and propane tanks can be a cause of grill fires and explosions;
  • Never grill indoors, in the garage, in any enclosed area or on a surface that might catch fire; and
  • Keep the grill at least two feet away from decks, siding, branches and any outdoor equipment that can catch fire quickly.
  • View more BBQ Safety Tips from the Orange County Fire Authority.
Pet Safety Tips for 4th of July
Although the 4th of July is a favorite holiday for many people, each year animal shelters experience a large influx of lost animals around the holiday due to the extreme stress many cats and dogs experience due to the loud sounds caused by fireworks. Orange County Animal Care and the City of Yorba Linda encourage residents to remember these safety tips to ensure the furry members of the family are well cared for this 4th of July:

  • DO get in a workout. Take your pet for a walk to tire them out before the festivities begin;
  • DO make sure your pet has current identification, and, ideally, a microchip in case your pet loses its collar during an escape;
  • DO resist the urge to bring your pet to noisy parties or fireworks shows. Your pet will be much happier and safer in the comfort of your home;
  • DO leave the television or radio on when you leave your pet at home to help drown out the sound of nearby fireworks;
  • DO secure your yard to prevent escapes, or consider bringing your pet indoors for the evening; and
  • DO NOT leave your pet in the car while enjoying a fireworks show.

In the event that your pet does escape, visit the Lost Pets page of Orange County Animal Care's website, which is updated every 24 hours. For additional information, please visit Orange County Animal Care's website .
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