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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2010
Rose Parade float viewing Rose Parade floats will be on public display today and Sunday along Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards in Pasadena: Admission: $7; children age 5 and under are admitted for free Hours: 7 to 9 a.m. for the mobility impaired and seniors age 65 and older; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the general public Getting there: Parking is limited, but shuttle service is available from the Rose Bowl...
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January 30, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Vin Scully really does enjoy his down time. He's a regular guy that way, it's just that his schedule is typically demanding even in the off-season, though maybe never more than this one. In the last 30 days, he was honored as  grand marshal of the Rose Parade , announced it was “time for NHL hockey” before to the Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium, presented Spanish-language broadcaster Jamie Jarrin with a lifetime achievement ...
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BUSINESS
December 25, 2011
The public can watch workers put finishing touches on Rose Parade floats. Admission is $10; children ages 5 and younger get in free. Across from the Rose Bowl Stadium Rosemont Pavilion: 700 Seco St., Pasadena Brookside Pavilion (tent): Lot I, on the south side of the Rose Bowl Stadium Hours: Dec. 29 and 30: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Dec. 31: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 1: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Elsewhere in Pasadena Rose Palace: 835 S. Raymond Ave. Hours: Dec. 29-31: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Jan. 1: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2014 | By Matt Stevens, Emily Foxhall and Ryan Menezes
Southern California is used to the annual New Year's invasion of football fans for the Rose Bowl. But this year, the region - and its economy - got a rare double dip. As soon as supporters of Stanford and Michigan State went home after the Rose Bowl, Auburn and Florida State fans began rolling in for Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game at the same stadium. The college colors - burnt orange and navy blue for Auburn and garnet and gold for Florida State - were a common sight in recent days, from the streets of Old Pasadena to the Balboa Island Ferry.
OPINION
January 3, 2013
Re "A parade grows up," Opinion, Jan. 1 While I applaud a Rose Parade with more diversity and variety, I was thrown off when Patt Morrison described the military heroes and astronauts who have served as grand marshals as "lagging behind the culture. " Sure, actors like John Wayne and Roy Rogers had had their best years behind them when they were the marshals, but they were each very accomplished. Would you rather have Kim Kardashian? Despite a few uninspired and perhaps lackluster characters over the years, the Rose Parade deserves a little bit more credit for its choice of personnel.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 2012
Sweepstakes trophy: Dole, "Preserving Paradise" Grand marshal's, for most creative concept and design: Discover Card, "The Dream Believers" President's, for most effective use and presentation of flowers: Republic of Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, "Wonderful Indonesia" Lathrop K. Leishman, for most beautiful entry from a non-commercial sponsor: Kaiser Permanente, "Every Body Walk" Director's, ...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1999
Friday morning, the 56 floral floats, 22 marching bands and 25 equestrian units in the 110th Rose Parade will display the results of months of planning and hard work as they make their way down Colorado Boulevard. PARADE FACTS 81st Rose Queen Christina Leanne Farrell will reign over this year's parade after being selected from among more than 800 young women from the Pasadena area.
OPINION
January 1, 2013 | Patt Morrison
It's just a parade, after all, a once-a-year parade, so in the grand scheme of things, the Tournament of Roses Parade doesn't matter - until it does. And it does. There's a paradox at the core of Pasadena's pretty street party. What began in 1890 as Pasadena's way of flaunting its midwinter pleasures became an internationally televised civic institution. Be careful what you wish for, and all that. PHOTOS: The Rose Parade through the years When the world began watching, this parade - more puritanical than Mardi Gras, more glamorous than Macy's Thanksgiving Day balloons - turned into the face of all of Southern California, and thus it came not to be regarded as Pasadena's private shindig any more.
SPORTS
January 2, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Your browser does not support iframes. Here's a great video of Vin Scully - like there's any other kind - showing him on the parade route as the grand marshal of Wednesday's Rose Parade in Pasadena. The video, provided by the Dodgers, has Scully being interviewed, his voice-over providing the insight to his big day. “In all honesty I never dreamt of becoming the grand marshal of the Rose Parade,” Scully said. “I did dream of being a sport announcer, and that worked out.” Scully described his big day as “exhilarating” and “incredible.” He said the day was made even more special by having his wife, Sandy, sit next to him as the car went down the route, followed by a pair of cars filled with his grandchildren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014
The 125th Tournament of Roses Parade kicks off Wednesday at 8 a.m. as Pasadena celebrates 2014. The theme of this year's parade is “Dreams Come True,” and famed Dodgers play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be the grand marshal. At 2 p.m., Stanford will take on Michigan State in the 100th Rose Bowl game. PHOTOS: 125th Tournament of Roses Parade Pasadena police and fire officials said they are stepping up security for the annual parade and football game in the wake of national tragedies like the Boston Marathon bombing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2014 | By Matt Stevens, Emily Foxhall and Ryan Menezes
Southern California is used to the annual New Year's invasion of football fans for the Rose Bowl. But this year, the region -- and its economy -- got a rare double dip. As soon as supporters of Stanford and Michigan State went home after the Rose Bowl, Auburn and Florida State fans began rolling in for Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game at the same stadium. The college colors -- burnt orange and navy blue for Auburn and garnet and gold for Florida State -- were a common sight in recent days from the streets of Old Pasadena to the Balboa Island Ferry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2014 | By Jason Wells, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
The public has until 5 p.m. Thursday to see in person the floats that rolled down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade. The floats, many of which cost over $100,000 apiece, take months to build and then painstakingly cover with flowers and other plant material in time for the nationally televised New Year's parade. Thursday will be the last day the public will be able to get an up-close look at the handiwork in Pasadena, where dozens of the floats have been parked.
SPORTS
January 2, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Your browser does not support iframes. Here's a great video of Vin Scully - like there's any other kind - showing him on the parade route as the grand marshal of Wednesday's Rose Parade in Pasadena. The video, provided by the Dodgers, has Scully being interviewed, his voice-over providing the insight to his big day. “In all honesty I never dreamt of becoming the grand marshal of the Rose Parade,” Scully said. “I did dream of being a sport announcer, and that worked out.” Scully described his big day as “exhilarating” and “incredible.” He said the day was made even more special by having his wife, Sandy, sit next to him as the car went down the route, followed by a pair of cars filled with his grandchildren.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
About 40% fewer bears were killed in California by hunters in 2013, a change the Humane Society of the United States attributed to a new state law barring packs of unsupervised dogs while hunting. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife said 1,002 bears were killed during the 2013 black bear hunting season compared to 1,962 bears over the same period in 2012. That figure was about 40% lower than the annual state average over the last decade, the Humane Society said in statement issued Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Eureka, Calif., police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found inside a church rectory, the Eureka Times-Standard reported. Authorities have not released the name of the victim, but Eureka Mayor Frank Jager identified him to the newspaper as the Rev. Eric Freed. A police department representative could not be reached for comment. According to the newspaper, Freed was discovered at the St. Bernard Church rectory Wednesday morning by a deacon. Freed may have been killed after a Tuesday evening Mass.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By James Barragan
It's an annual tradition for some families: waking up at the crack of dawn to attend the Rose Parade in Pasadena. Some families, however, take it a step farther, camping out on the streets where the parade will take place, reserving key seats in which to watch the parade on New Year's Day. And while they're at it, they may as well have a party too. PHOTOS: 125th Tournament of Roses Parade As a new year approached late Tuesday night,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
There's a war of the roses brewing ahead of the annual Rose Parade in Pasadena as some Southern California farmers make a push for floats to sport flowers grown in the Golden State, not abroad. Four out of every five flowers used to decorate the floats arrive from South America, according to CBS-TV Channel 2 , and at least one bouquet manager aims to change that. "It just strikes me as odd that the flowers aren't necessarily predominantly coming from California flower farmers on the floats," said Rodi Groot, product coordinator at the Sun Valley Group in Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By Soumya Karlamangla, Ryan Menezes and Paresh Dave
In its 125 t h year, the Rose Parade detoured into debates over same-sex marriage and captive killer whales. Otherwise, the parade stayed largely on script, delivering its traditional mix of small-town wholesomeness, Hollywood-style entertainment and corporate sponsorship. Treated to clear skies and warm air, thousands crammed street curbs and bleachers along the parade's 5 1/2-mile route through Pasadena on Wednesday for the annual procession of marching bands, equestrian groups and elaborate floats crafted of roses, flowers and all manners of produce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 2014 | By James Barragan
Pasadena locals have been entitled to certain privileges during the Rose Parade. One of those is the unofficial code of "chalking," marking with chalk, or tape in some cases, a designated area on the sidewalk along the parade route to watch and celebrate. Look on sidewalks along Orange Grove Boulevard and you'll see the outlines. The entire lawn in front of 252 and 260 Orange Grove Blvd. were chalked as "252" and "260" areas, with patio chairs conspicuously placed lest anyone miss the chalk in the darkness.
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