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August 1, 2011
I think it's great that the private sector, instead of the taxpayer, is paying for this year's Tournament of Roses Parade float (“Rose float funds roll in,” July 26) - that's the way it should have always been done. Thank you Rick Caruso for getting “the ball rolling.” David Lee Williams Glendale    
NEWS
October 5, 2011
Three cheers for Ted Baumgart (“Wholesomeness becomes horror,” Sept. 21)! Your solution for the problems with the design of Glendale's 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade float is simply sweet. I got goose bumps when I read your article. I think the elephant itself is just daring and unhooked with all the volunteers you suggest … what a thrilling representation of Glendale's values it would be. Let's do it. Barbara Jean Ence Glendale
NEWS
January 4, 2003
The Tournament of Roses Parade might be over, but Glendale's giant coconut-covered swan isn't ready to swim away just yet. The Glendale Rose Float Assn.'s "Enchanting Dreams" entry will be parked in front of The Alex Theatre until Monday. The float includes a large white swan swimming on a lake of colored roses and lily pads, two small rowboats and a large heart-shaped floral swing. Thousand Oaks resident Paul Whithorne, a Glendale native who attended Wednesday's parade, was among those admiring the float Friday in front of The Alex Theatre.
NEWS
December 22, 2004
Rose Queen Ashley Moreno urged people who will be attending the 2005 Tournament of Roses Parade to take the train to the parade. With a crowd of a million expected along Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1, parade-goers can avoid the hassles of parking and traffic, she said. The Gold Line train will run for free between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve. Along with delivering the message, Moreno and her court of six princesses received a lesson on how the trains along the Gold Line are operated.
NEWS
January 3, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta THE TRIALS OF THE TRAIL It's a great opportunity but not one without challenges. Kenny Risen, 12, of Glendale, was excited about riding in the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade with an equestrian team from the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks. However, he said it wouldn't be easy. "The hard part is just having to keep riding the horse 'cause you get sore after riding a long time," he said. Also, there's the public to deal with.
NEWS
January 2, 2002
Tim Willert PASADENA -- Ward Grant huddled with friends at the intersection of Orange Grove and Colorado boulevards, eagerly awaiting the start of Tuesday's Tournament of Roses Parade. "It's different each year, but it's consistent," said Grant, a Burbank resident and public relations director for entertainer Bob Hope. "It's the only parade that smells good, except after an equestrian event." The 113th annual parade, dubbed "Salute to America" and themed "Good Times," lived up to its patriotic billing, entertaining an estimated 1 million parade goers and a television audience of 200 million-plus worldwide.
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | January 3, 2011
PASADENA — While many camped out overnight for a chance to view the 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade, Wisconsin resident Kristin Edwards snagged a prime spot of parade real estate shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday. "This is just unbelievable," said Edwards, who found space for her husband and two children's four chairs along Colorado Boulevard. After the parade, they would head to the Rose Bowl for the Wisconsin-TCU matchup. "My husband went to Madison," she said.
NEWS
January 1, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Stuntman Ric New will be up hours before dawn this morning and, dressed in a brown cowboy hat and leather chaps, will ready his chestnut-colored horse for the 2001 Tournament of Roses Parade. "This will be Buckaroo's first parade ... but he's got a parade attitude," the 54-year-old Glendale man said of his Arabian horse. To exemplify Buckaroo Bud's mannerisms, New puffs his chest and wiggles his arms like he's dancing. For New, taking part in the parade is a milestone in his life: when he got Bucky -- his affectionate name for the 16-year-old horse -- in 1994, New couldn't even walk.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | December 13, 2010
Susan Chow was where she wanted to be Saturday, 10 feet up on scaffolding in a Pasadena warehouse, gluing red kidney beans onto the front of Glendale's float in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. A week earlier, Chow started chemotherapy to treat cancer in her nasal passage. For three months, she endured dozens of radiation sessions on the road to recovery. During that time, she said, Chow hoped her treatment would leave her free to work on Glendale's float. "I've been doing this for 10 years," Chow said.
NEWS
January 3, 2012
Burbank's “The Dream Machine” won the Mayor's Award for best municipal float - adding to the city's storied performance at the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Burbank's history of awards at the Rose Parade is especially sweet since the floats are constructed entirely by volunteers, an effort that has produced pyrotechnics, hydraulic-powered moving parts and smoke machines for an extra flair that makes the designs stand out. Jon Reeves, a member of the Burbank Rose Float Assn.
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By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.com | December 27, 2013
Lilit Mkrtchian's favorite part of watching the Tournament of Roses Parade every year is spotting the Glendale float and pointing out the parts she helped decorate. Come this New Year's Day, she will be able to boast about the uva grass, a cream-colored tropical plant, and other materials she glued on the star of this year's float: Meatball the bear. PHOTOS: Glendale Rose Parade float volunteers in full swing The 35-foot-long craft's design, which features animals living in Glendale's hillsides, was inspired by Meatball, the famous black bear that was caught in foothill neighborhoods three times last year before being captured by state wildlife officials and transported to an animal sanctuary in San Diego County.
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NEWS
January 3, 2012
Burbank's “The Dream Machine” won the Mayor's Award for best municipal float - adding to the city's storied performance at the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Burbank's history of awards at the Rose Parade is especially sweet since the floats are constructed entirely by volunteers, an effort that has produced pyrotechnics, hydraulic-powered moving parts and smoke machines for an extra flair that makes the designs stand out. Jon Reeves, a member of the Burbank Rose Float Assn.
NEWS
October 5, 2011
Three cheers for Ted Baumgart (“Wholesomeness becomes horror,” Sept. 21)! Your solution for the problems with the design of Glendale's 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade float is simply sweet. I got goose bumps when I read your article. I think the elephant itself is just daring and unhooked with all the volunteers you suggest … what a thrilling representation of Glendale's values it would be. Let's do it. Barbara Jean Ence Glendale
NEWS
August 1, 2011
I think it's great that the private sector, instead of the taxpayer, is paying for this year's Tournament of Roses Parade float (“Rose float funds roll in,” July 26) - that's the way it should have always been done. Thank you Rick Caruso for getting “the ball rolling.” David Lee Williams Glendale    
NEWS
By Katherine Yamada | April 8, 2011
One of the first things Nello Iacono discovered when he was hired by the city of Glendale’s Parks and Recreation Division in 1978 was that the department’s staff was heavily involved in the city’s annual entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade. And that’s why he was in the driver’s seat the year the float clipped a grandstand. Iacono learned that not only did staffers oversee the decorating, they escorted the float from the builder to the staging area on Orange Grove Boulevard in time for judging, provided overnight security and then drove the float along the parade route.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011
Organizations Parade honors city’s 100th birthday Burbank on Parade will salute the city of Burbank’s Centennial and the parade’s 30th anniversary on April 9, said parade chairwoman Joanne Miller. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and will travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets. The centennial theme will be reflected in several entries. “We’re delighted to have the honor of paying tribute to Burbank residents who have achieved their own 100th birthday (or more)
NEWS
By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | January 3, 2011
PASADENA — While many camped out overnight for a chance to view the 121st annual Tournament of Roses Parade, Wisconsin resident Kristin Edwards snagged a prime spot of parade real estate shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday. "This is just unbelievable," said Edwards, who found space for her husband and two children's four chairs along Colorado Boulevard. After the parade, they would head to the Rose Bowl for the Wisconsin-TCU matchup. "My husband went to Madison," she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 31, 2010
Several area Girl Scouts are seeing a longtime dream come true today as participants in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The young women have all received their Gold Award, the organization’s highest in honor, qualifying them for the Tournament Troop, which carries the banners announcing the award-winning floats in the parade. Boy Scouts who have earned the rank of Eagle Scout are also members. Participating in the Rose Parade provides Girl Scouts with an opportunity to showcase the importance of community service, said Mary Broomfield, marketing manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
NEWS
By Bill Kisliuk, bill.kisliuk@latimes.com | December 13, 2010
Susan Chow was where she wanted to be Saturday, 10 feet up on scaffolding in a Pasadena warehouse, gluing red kidney beans onto the front of Glendale's float in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. A week earlier, Chow started chemotherapy to treat cancer in her nasal passage. For three months, she endured dozens of radiation sessions on the road to recovery. During that time, she said, Chow hoped her treatment would leave her free to work on Glendale's float. "I've been doing this for 10 years," Chow said.
FEATURES
By Jason Wells | January 19, 2009
If the Rose Parade is meticulous use of flora, then its annual spoof equivalent is all about raucous partying — and it had the hula dancers in fat suits to prove it. For 32 years the Doo Dah Parade has presented an unapologetic alternative to its esteemed inspiration, the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. And so on Sunday, a man dressed in a hairy black gorilla costume playing the bag pipes and other odd sights were just par for the course. “It’s kind of creepy, and it’s kind of fun — kind of like a weird dream,” parade watcher Cyndi McClain said.
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