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December 31, 1986
Pasadena's annual Tournament od Roses Parade, held on Jan. 1, draws more than a million spectators. The two-hour parade begins at 8:20 a.m. along a 5 1/2-mile route from South Orange Grove Boulevard, east on Colorado Boulevard to Sierra Madre Boulevard, where the public may view the floats after the parade. Some grandstand seating is available by reservation, but most viewers simply try to reserve a piece of sidewalk.
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January 2, 1989 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
At the Tournament of Roses headquarters in Pasadena, the New Year began with phone calls from panicky parade fans. "You told me it had been changed to the second" of January, they howled--and yet there was the parade, right there on TV, on January First . "We had to calm them down," spokeswoman Kristin Mabry said, "and tell them, 'No, it's a rerun of last year's parade.' " Confusion is understandable: Whenever New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the Rose Parade is deferred for a day.
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January 1, 1989 | DAVID FERRELL, Times Staff Writer
Late on the night of Dec. 1, a ragtag band of men in blue jeans and ball caps crowded into the shadowy warehouse at C. E. Bent & Sons float builders. Hulking floats--circus animals, jet planes, a locomotive--loomed around them. They were attending class. The subject was driving: how to get the company's 26 floats down the 5 1/2-mile route of the Rose Parade. Foreman Chris Lofthouse lectured first on the rules for steering, speed, use of the clutch and the instruments.
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June 24, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Get out those mouse ears for the millennium. Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard will be a part of the Disney empire on New Year's Day. That's because Roy E. Disney, vice chairman of the Walt Disney Co. and Walt Disney's nephew, is to be the grand marshal of the first Tournament of Roses Parade of the 21st century, officials announced Wednesday.
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December 30, 1991 | JANET RAE-DUPREE and JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A second powerful winter storm plowed into Southern California on Sunday, closing freeways, blanketing the mountains with at least half a foot of snow, cutting power to thousands and stirring anxiety that the Tournament of Roses' unprecedented 36-year dry stretch could be washed out.
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December 30, 2006 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Father Elly Tavarro, an advocate of organ donations, has a motto: "God doesn't want your organs in heaven. He doesn't need your body, only your soul." Tavarro has practiced what he preaches. Sixteen years ago, the Filipino priest came to America to donate one of his kidneys to his sister, Ritcha. After the surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, he stayed on as the hospital's chaplain.
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December 30, 1997 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Her name adorns 25 restaurants in two states, and her face is splashed across thousands of menus. But Ruby Cavanaugh, namesake for Orange County-based Ruby's restaurant chain, will play her biggest role ever Thursday as she waves to millions of fans tuned in to the 109th annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Cavanaugh, who will only say she is older than 21 but younger than 100, is the mother of restaurant co-founder Doug Cavanaugh.
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January 3, 2002 | MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite aching feet, sleepless nights and spending $50,000, Madalenna Lai could smile proudly Wednesday knowing that she and others in Southern California's Vietnamese community had made a dream come true. "I'm really happy that I have accomplished my gratitude to America," said Lai, a 60-year-old Pomona resident. "I am very thankful for the people who allowed me to thank America."
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