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MPPD says it won't tolerate home fireworks or firearms New Year's Eve

Menlo Park Police Department issues a reminder: don't ring in the new year with a big bang and a misdemeanor or felony

It is illegal to discharge a firearm and to use or possess fireworks within the city of Menlo Park, even on New Year's Eve, according to a reminder announcement from the Menlo Park Police Department.

Recklessly discharging a firearm is a felony, and the use and/or possession of fireworks a misdemeanor, according to California law.

Reports can be made to the police department by calling (650) 330-6300.

For people hoping to ring in the new year with fireworks, there will be a free fireworks show in San Francisco along the Embarcadero near Pier 14.

On New Year's Eve through the morning, SamTrans and Caltrain will be free from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Caltrain will operate on its normal schedule plus offer four extra "post-fireworks" trains running at 12:45 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 1:45 a.m. and 2:15 a.m., or whenever the train is full.

Another option for a more subdued, kid-friendly New Years Eve will be at Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park, which will host a "Countdown to Noon" celebration Thursday, Dec. 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring kid crafts and a balloon drop.

To see other nearby New Year's Eve events, visit our event calendar.

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