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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,…

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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…

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

Traffic Study to Look at NFL Team Use of the Rose Bowl

City manager Michael Beck confirmed Friday that the city is in fact looking at the possibility of allowing the Rose Bowl to be used as a temporary home for the NFL if the opportunity should arise.

“At this point, are just conducting a traffic study that will identify possible traffic impacts of NFL games,” Beck… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on October 25, 2011 at 4:07pm — 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

Seven Coming Up Roses

Tournament of Roses officials announced Monday the seven members of the 2012 Royal Court. The announcement was made at the Tournament House. The court is chosen from a group of 34 finalists. As ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Royal Court members will attend more than 150 communities and media functions… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on October 18, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Opportunity Fair Focuses On Local Hires

The city Finance Department’s Pasadena First Buy Local hosted an Opportunity Fair Thursday, in which, businesses and residents interested in working on the Rose Bowl Stadium Renovation project got the chance to meet first hand with those involved in the project.

“Contractors that are working at the Rose…

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Added by Dean Lee on August 3, 2011 at 8:56am — 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…
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Added by Dean Lee on January 4, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Tournament Moving Fast Towards Jan. 1

Grand Marshal picked, Queen and Royal Court crowned



The Pasadena Tournament of Roses crowned the 93rd Rose Queen, Evanne Friedmann Thursday in an official coronation ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center —earlier this week the Tournament also announced Food Network icon Paula Deen as the Grand Marshal of the 2011 Rose Parade festivities.



In the official ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank, Queen Evanne was officially crowned by… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on November 1, 2010 at 11:31pm — No Comments

Tournament Picks Its Queen

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Tuesday morning (Oct. 19), named Evanne Elizabeth Friedmann (pictured above center), 17, of La Canada Flintridge as the 93rd Rose Queen during a ceremony ending a month-long process that began with more than 1,000 Pasadena-area young women trying out.



“2011 Rose Queen Evanne Friedman and our six princesses are perfect ambassadors for the Tournament of Roses, and the city of Pasadena. They are talented, graceful and stellar examples of young… Continue

Added by Dean Lee on October 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 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

Fireworks Light Up the Sky above the Rose Bowl

Fireworks Light Up the Sky above the Rose Bowl



Thousands of spectators took advantage of Pasadena’s lesser know Forth of July hangout, the Colorado StreetBridge. They brought, pets, chairs, blankets and even homemade food as they watched, with a clear view, as the Rose Bowl lit up with an estimated 3,000 fireworks shorting skyward. The Americafest Independence Day…

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Added by Dean Lee on July 5, 2010 at 10:55pm — No Comments

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