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Rose Parade Gets a Taste of Doo Dah Fun

With one long time parade participant and Doo Dah queen judge, plus the 2009 grand marshal both riding in this year’s Rose Parade— with at least a half dozen other Doo Dah regulars/Occupy protesters tagged on the back for good measure— the pristine and proper parade got a taste of its, not so serious,…


Added by Dean Lee on January 7, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A Picture Perfect Parade

Under a second perfectly cloudless day, thousands of people came out to get up-close and personal with the Rose floats that glided down Colorado Blvd Jan. 2, in what many called a perfect parade.

Tournament officials estimated more than 100,000 people came out, Monday after the parade and all day Tuesday, to walk up and down of Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards past all 44 floats on display. Many of the spectators got to meet with float riders who told their… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on December 31, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Parade Target of Occupy Movement

As the first Rose Parade bleachers go up at TV corner this week, organizers, calling themselves Occupy the Rose Parade, have set their sights on the area calling on demonstrators Jan.1 and Jan. 2 to oppose corporate money behind the parade floats. The parade this year is on Jan. 2

Peter Thottam, the person…


Added by Dean Lee on November 16, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Charisma Floats Builders Calls it Quits

After 25 years of building floats for the Rose Parade, including last year’s tribute to 9/11, Charisma Floats announced earlier this month they were forced to close their doors after not receiving any business this year —the move leaves just three professional builders for all the floats in the… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on October 18, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Can I Hear You Say ‘Doo Dah’

Daring to again go where no parade has gone before, this year’s Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will bring its own brand of raucous eccentricity East, after its successful relocation last year. This year’s parade will also again dare to go live on the internet streaming at

This year’s spectacle will… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on April 14, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Parade Sees Many Float First Timers

By Dean Lee
  Although an exact number was not given, Tournament of Roses Parade officials said the week before the parade that this year has, in fact, more first time entrees. Officials said the parade lineup changes year to year but the number of entries stays between 95 and…

Added by Dean Lee on January 4, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Grand Marshall Paula Deen Deals with Trouble at Home

By Dean Lee 
 A former housekeeper of celebrity chef and this year’s Rose Parade Grand Marshall Paula Deen was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week after confessing she repeatedly stole jewelry from Deen’s Georgia home. Deen had reported $100,000 worth of jewelry…

Added by Dean Lee on January 4, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

2011 Tournament of Roses Royal Court Finalists

Top row, from left: #4 Catherine Huh (La Salle High School), #31 Hope Hood (Westridge School), #44 Joan-Elise DelSanto (Mayfield Senior School), #54 Brittany Tom (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy), #35 Camille Coffey (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy) #22 Mindy Lewis (La Salle High School)

Fourth row, from left: #67 Margaret O’Brien (La Canada High School), #130 Tenaya Senzaki (Pasadena High School), #243 Dana Kert (Maranatha High School), #273 Crandalyn Jackson (Marantha… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on October 7, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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