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November 28, 1987 | LYNN SIMROSS, Times Staff Writer
Peter Apanel has retired his pink leather shoes with the stars that he wore in the first Doo Dah parade, but he hasn't given up the parade. In fact, it is now his full-time job. Since Apanel started Doo Dah in Pasadena 10 years ago as an irreverent parody of the Rose Parade, the offbeat event has grown remarkably in participants and audience. From 63 entries to 140. From 4,000 spectators to about 40,000.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1989 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
When an unauthorized Snow White performed on the most recent Oscars show, the Walt Disney Co. demanded an apology. Meanwhile, MCA has been complaining that Disney copied its Universal Studios Tour concept in Florida. So now that Birmingham, Ala., has held its first Doo Dah Parade, will Peter Apanel hire a Briefcase Drill Team of lawyers to sue? Not at all, according to Apanel, who founded the parody of Pasadena's stately Tournament of Roses Parade in 1977. "I don't care about Doo Dah copiers," Apanel said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1989 | STEVE HARVEY, From staff and wire reports
When an unauthorized Snow White performed on the most recent Oscars show, the Walt Disney Co. demanded an apology. Meanwhile, MCA has been complaining that Disney copied its Universal Studios Tour concept in Florida. So now that Birmingham, Ala., has held its first Doo Dah Parade, will Peter Apanel hire a Briefcase Drill Team of lawyers to sue? Not at all, according to Apanel, who founded the parody of Pasadena's stately Tournament of Roses Parade in 1977. "I don't care about Doo Dah copiers," Apanel said.
NEWS
November 28, 1987 | LYNN SIMROSS, Times Staff Writer
Peter Apanel has retired his pink leather shoes with the stars that he wore in the first Doo Dah parade, but he hasn't given up the parade. In fact, it is now his full-time job. Since Apanel started Doo Dah in Pasadena 10 years ago as an irreverent parody of the Rose Parade, the offbeat event has grown remarkably in participants and audience. From 63 entries to 140. From 4,000 spectators to about 40,000.
OPINION
August 14, 2005
The Aug. 10 article on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway's refusal to go along with plans to upgrade the Riverside Freeway is just a sidebar to a potentially catastrophic regional transportation issue that has yet to be addressed. In October 2002, a Southern California Assn. of Governments report predicted the "total breakdown" of freight and passenger rail services in the region by 2010 unless $4.5 billion is spent on upgrading or constructing new tracks for trains carrying goods from our local ports.
NEWS
December 1, 1994
After 17 years, Doo Dah founder and organizer Peter Apanel has decided to step down and hand over the alternative parade to The Light-Bringer Project, a Pasadena nonprofit arts group. Apanel announced his decision on Monday at the International Festivals Assn. meeting in Anaheim. Apanel, who has run the parade as a full-time job, could not be reached for comment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2000 | STACY BROWN
The city's request for an $11-million loan to fund its downtown theater project could be rejected because officials didn't meet federal public disclosure requirements, two project critics said Monday. Former downtown development manager Peter Apanel and longtime local government critic and City Council candidate Martin Jones said Oxnard failed to prepare and publish their loan application for public review, an error that could jeopardize its approval.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1992
Pasadena's Doo Dah Parade, facing security problems, is scaling back, according to founder and manager Peter Apanel. Apanel now talks of a smaller parade, for a crowd of maybe 5,000, with paid admission and, no doubt, with paid security as well. That would still be fun, but it wouldn't be free fun. We shall miss the openness of this long-running, home-made spoof of the always sumptuous, sometimes pompous Tournament of the Roses (the Rose Bowl Parade).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1989 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa's helpers will be parading him all over town today. And he'll be watched by up to a million and a half people who will have their choice of holiday parades in Hollywood, East Los Angeles and Pasadena to signal the march into the Christmas season. The Hollywood Christmas Parade is expected to draw up to 1 million spectators. It will take place from 6-8 p.m.
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