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  • Glendale Unified music students to march in Rose Parade

    Glendale Unified music students to march in Rose Parade
    How does a young musician prepare for the audience of a lifetime? Start with a cutthroat audition process, add instrument checks, 5 a.m. call times and 5-mile practice marches, and then follow the piccolos down Colorado Boulevard. That is the routine for...
  • Rex Walheim goes from space to Colorado Boulevard

    Rex Walheim goes from space to Colorado Boulevard
    This year’s Rose Parade will include a brotherly duo unlike any other — one is an astronaut and the other a rose expert, and both will greet onlookers from the fifth float in the Tournament of Roses. Rex Walheim, 49, has five space walks under...
  • Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review

    Smart meters, parade floats and political upsets: 2011 in review
    Coyotes and Capote, political comebacks and smart meters, as well as controversy and intrigue in the quaint, but not-so-sleepy community of Montrose, gave us a year that included a fascinating set of story lines that will continue to reverberate into...
  • Local students to ride on Glendale's float

    Three years ago, Angela Sanchez was living in a homeless shelter with her father, laboring over classwork and college applications while trying to keep her circumstances secret from teachers at Hoover High School. On Monday, Sanchez, now 20 and studying...
  • Thousands turn out for 123rd annual Rose Parade

    Thousands turn out for 123rd annual Rose Parade
    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...
  • Unclassified Info: It's difficult to imagine the point

    Since my criticism of our Rose Parade float concept was fodder for this column on several occasions last year, I thought it only fair to get myself out of bed at 3:00 a.m. so I could get out onto Orange Grove Boulevard for a firsthand, close-up look at...
  • Rose Parade thrills crowds with war vet, city floats

    Rose Parade thrills crowds with war vet, city floats
    Thousands lined Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard Monday for the 123rd Rose Parade that included an Occupy protest, an Iraq war veteran grand marshal and local students who rode atop Glendale’s float. Themed “Just Imagine,” the...
  • Occupy protest draws divided response

    Occupy protest draws divided response
    Hundreds of Occupy the Rose Parade protesters peacefully marched down Colorado Boulevard at the tail of the Rose Parade, carrying posters and a float to display their message of economic inequality. The demonstration was part protest, part street...
  • Help out or shut up

    Throughout 2011, the Glendale News-Press was riddled with articles regarding the Rose Parade float selected for the city of Glendale. It was difficult for the funding to be pulled together, and there was strong opposition against the theme. At the time,...
  • More portable toilets, please

    Hello folks, I really enjoyed your articles in the Rose Parade Survival Guide this week. As the owner of a travel firm, I have been bringing groups into Pasadena and the Rose Parade for about 13 years. The fantastic weather, along with the dozens of...
  • There is a time and place for everything

    I agree that the Stealth fighter is great for what it was created for — one of the most discriminating, precise and accurate weapons of war ever developed. I just don’t believe it has a place in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. To me,...
  • Drama program invited to Scotland

    Drama program invited to Scotland
    One month after being invited to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe — the largest arts festival in the world — the Glendale High School drama program has launched a major fundraising effort to make the trip a reality. Mack Duggard,...