Toy trouble: Why you need to shop early this year

While many toys are relatively inexpensive to produce, they are often shipped long distances – sometimes halfway around the world. That means shipping can be 30 to 40 percent of the total cost of a toy. And shipping prices have skyrocketed.

Families pack Westmont's Fourth of July extravaganza

Families entered Ty Warner Park beginning at 7 a.m. prepared to have a really good time. Kids enjoyed arts and crafts and also the park’s splash pad with water shooting cannons and waterfall dumping buckets.