A city cleaning crew at 10:30 a.m. on July 5 in the Mission, the night after  Fourth of July celebrations in the Mission.

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  1. For several years I lived on Utah St., at 24th. Lots of lovely yards in that block. Leading up to the 4th, I would hose down my yard and little house nightly in anticipation of the festivities. The evening of the 4th, we’d fire up the Weber, enjoy a bunch of cocktails and lean back on the patio and enjoy the show coming from somewhere on Potrero. Lots of sparkely fireworks fun! I’ve always wanted to thank the folks who put it on.

  2. I’m constantly amazed the city allows the bacchanalia. Besides it being horrifically loud, the fire danger seems out of control. Showers of sparks were falling upon rooftops everywhere. No police in sight. One of these years there’s going to be some huge fire due to the unregulated fireworks in tightly housed areas. This year people didn’t stop setting off fireworks until 2:30 in the morning. Can’t understand how anyone can consider such war-like chaos fun let alone want to celebrate the current state of our country with concentration camps and the like.

      1. fun, like hell it was a war zone to wee hours of Friday. Too much like Viet-Nam. Had to close all my windows tight and put my stereo full blast just get through the night.