Nine-year-old Zachary Pennington, center, and 7-year-old Zachary Black enjoy some pre-July 4 sparklers over the weekend while learning about fireworks safety from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District. Note the bucket of water – important for dousing used fireworks. The Kiwanis arranged the get-together, and Beau Levesque, Kevin Osen and Captain Mike Deutsch represented Sac Metro.
July 4 is Rancho Murieta's biggest, best day. The population of the community swells with the parade, the barbecues and, of course, the fireworks. As much fun as the day is, it does require some caution. Here's the schedule for Rancho Murieta's July 4 and some safety measures to protect our children and pets -- and ourselves. Read more » about Here's our July 4 schedule and safety tips