June 24, 2011
City officials this week established a special fund to encourage private donations to fund the city’s annual float entry in the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. Glendale is currently the second-longest float entrant, but with $80,000 in city funding for the float hanging in the balance, the city’s entry is at risk of being withdrawn from this year’s parade. The Glendale Rose Float Assn. is typically asked to raise $50,000, but has struggled so far this year to attract substantial donations.
January 2, 2012
Thousands gathered under clear, blue skies Monday for Pasadena's yearly spectacle of fantastical floral floats, high-stepping marching bands and colorful equestrian units. Themed "Just Imagine," the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade was expected to attract more than 150,000 visitors this year. The parade is being held on Jan. 2 instead of the traditional Jan. 1 because the parade is not held on Sundays. The event this year was punctuated by a demonstration: The group Occupy the Rose Parade carried signs drawing attention to their cause of income inequality, and dozens of protesters planned to march at the end of the parade with an Occupy Octopus "live" float constructed of plastic bags.
January 2, 2002
Tim Willert PASADENA -- Eleven-year-old Katie Cox, Bob's Big Boy earrings dangling from her lobes, prepared to board the '57 Chevy Bel Air convertible that would accompany Glendale's float down Colorado Boulevard in Tuesday's Tournament of Roses Parade. "I'm a little nervous because I told all my friends to watch for me," said the 11-year-old, wearing a cheerleader's outfit her mom borrowed from Glendale High School. "But I'm ready." Minutes later, "Rock Around the Clock," a re-creation of the landmark Bob's Big Boy drive-in restaurant that was a popular hangout for Glendale-area teens in the 1950s, was on the move.
December 31, 2004
Robert Chacon The 116th annual Tournament of Roses Parade on Saturday in Pasadena will have a heavy local flavor. Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta will either have floats in the parade or residents marching in bands. Five girls from La Canada Flintridge will ride in the parade as members of the 2005 Royal Court, including Queen Ashley Moreno. "The past few weeks have been really crazy, but it's going to be such an honor to be riding in the parade as the Rose Queen," Ashley said.
September 10, 2007
The smell of food on the grill and the sounds of music took over the KABC Channel 7 Studios courtyard Sunday as hundreds came to take part in the 8th Annual Dreaming of Roses. The event helped raise funds for the city’s Tournament of Roses Parade rose float, “Bon Voyage.” The Glendale Rose Float Assn. organized the fundraiser to reimburse half the cost of the float, which the city pays for, Sean Bersell, vice president of the association, said, adding that it costs about $90,000 to construct and decorate the float.
January 2, 2008
Glendale’s aviation-themed float, “Bon Voyage,” made a safe landing among the award-winning entries in the 2008 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Tuesday. The float, which depicts a 1930s-era biplane taking off from the city’s historic Grand Central Air Terminal, was awarded the Mayor’s Trophy, which goes to the best float entry from a city. It was the fourth time in five years that Glendale’s float received formal recognition from the Tournament of Roses at the New Year’s Day parade, said Glendale City Councilman Dave Weaver, the crew chief for the float.
April 15, 2006
Jabs at float and committee offensive Thank you Tim Doyle for the publicity ("There's room to float some better ideas," Wednesday). Welcome to "Dogpatch." Maybe you should move out of Glendale to La Cañada-Flintridge, so you can tell your fancy Westside friends that you, too, live in a fancy community. Be sure to also point out that the La Cañada Flintridge 2006 float entry in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade was "The Great Howldini," a magical dog pulling a goofy rabbit out of a hat with a snake performing the cups and balls.
December 30, 2009
Horse enthusiasts turned out Tuesday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center to catch glimpses of jousting, roping, open paddock, exhibits and precision teams as part Equestfest. The annual lead-up to the Tournament of Roses gave spectators an up-close and personal opportunity to meet many of the equestrians who will be seen by viewing audiences across the world New Year’s Day in the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade. Horses performed drills and dances, and demonstrated trick riding and roping as visitors strolled through the stables, taking pictures and learning about various breeds.
February 4, 2012
People that attend the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade are not the only ones who appreciate and enjoy the Stealth bomber fly-over (“There is a time and place for everything,” Jan. 11). My family and I look forward to going outside to search the sky for the Stealth bomber before the parade. We have the pleasure of seeing the awesome sight when it goes over our home on its way to the parade. Thousands of us who are seniors, or who are unable to attend the parade, enjoy watching the plane with heartfelt pride and admiration for a country able to keep us safe with such an aircraft as beautiful as the Stealth bomber.
November 30, 2007
Breakfast with Santa on Saturday The La Crescenta Woman’s Club Juniors is hosting Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 1 at the clubhouse located at 4004 La Crescenta Ave. Highlights include holiday music by Rosemont Middle School Ensemble under the direction of Rod Yonkers; Mrs. Claus’s Story Corner, which will feature felt board stories by special guest Vernise Elaine Pelzel, children’s author and award-winning educator;...