July 4th Weekend Not So Busy

No way did the town seem crowded at all.

Budget cutbacks forced the city of Monterey to cancel its annual fireworks display, but thanks to a calendar coincidence, which moved the MotoGP race up two weeks to July 4 weekend this year, thousands of colorful bikes lined Cannery Row.

Police began closing the street to automobile traffic about 2 p.m. Lt. Leslie Sonné of the Monterey Police Department expected 8,000 to 10,000 people to be on hand by the evening — about what the event has attracted in past years.

By mid afternoon, attendance was below last year’s, possibly because an aggressive public relations campaign to discourage illegal fireworks in the city, Deputy Chief Mike Aspland said.

July 4th Weekend Not So Busy

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  1. The BBQ at Caledonia Park wasn’t bad. Brought the dog and my sippy cup of wine. What’s July 4th without a cocktail? Un-American!
    Pretty good chicken, I stood on my cake by accident though. May have been wine-

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