The midnight fireworks show that woke up residents of Marina del Rey and beyond last night was reportedly part of an on-the-water birthday bash that Khloe Kardashian threw for boyfriend James Harden.


Photo courtesy of Neil Budde

Photo courtesy of Neil Budde

Posted this morning by L.A. City Councilman Mike Bonin: “At midnight last night, an enormous fireworks show in Santa Monica Bay woke up thousands of people in Marina Del Rey, Venice, Playa del Rey and elsewhere. This ridiculous, rude, and loud celebrity birthday bash woke up school children, scared pets, and rousted thousands of people from a good night’s sleep. The City of Los Angeles did NOT permit this event, and had absolutely nothing to do with it. Los Angeles County Beaches & Harbors, which overseas and operates the Marina, says they did not permit it either, and it was far enough into the bay to be outside their jurisdiction. We are checking to see if the US Coast Guard is responsible for allowing this, or if the event was unpermitted.”

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— Joe Piasecki