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  • In Theory: Should Christians buy into Halloween?

    Q. Halloween is upon us again, and with the annual traditions of trick-or-treating and pumpkin-carving in the air, many Christians are looking to alternate ways of celebrating the holiday. Because of its pagan origins and emphasis on death, celebrating...
  • Muslims mark Festival of Sacrifice

    Muslims mark Festival of Sacrifice
    Hundreds of local Muslims gathered to pray and feast Sunday as part of the religious holiday “Eid Al-Adha” at the Maple Park Community Center. Muslims around the world celebrate the day that marks the end of many a pilgrimage, or “Hajj,...
  • Unclassified Info: Facing the elephant in the parade

    As some of you may know, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) gathered last week near City Hall to protest the design of our beloved and sacred Rose Parade float. It seems the group, which has long advocated for the rights of animals, is...
  • Elephant float kerfuffle charges on

    Elephant float kerfuffle charges on
    The ongoing drama over Glendale’s elephant-themed float for the Tournament of Roses Parade continued on Tuesday, with the builder of the design calling criticism from animal rights activists unfair. Last week, People for the Ethical Treatment of...
  • Nightmare becomes a dream come true

    Nightmare becomes a dream come true
    Where you stumble lies your treasure, and that’s just what struggling actress and filmmaker Christy Oldham found during a brief, dark period, when she became a phone sex operator to pay rent in Burbank. The treasure came in the form of raw material...
  • Unclassified Info: The float shows no imagination

    Since it looks like we are lumbering down the path toward building our New Year's tribute to — whatever — I have but two more observations on the matter. After this, I vow to put this topic aside for the remainder of 2011, barring any...
  • City to take over Rose float process

    City to take over Rose float process
    The City Council on Tuesday moved to take creative control of the city’s annual float entry for the Tournament of Roses Parade, but steered clear of assuming the hard part — paying for it. After a bruising gestation process for the 2012 float...
  • Occupy movement plans to protest Rose Parade

    Occupy movement plans to protest Rose Parade
    An activist who helped expand the Occupy Wall Street movement to Los Angeles is setting his sights on new territory: Pasadena’s iconic Rose Parade. “Everything is not coming up roses,” said Peter Thottam, an Occupy L.A. organizer who...
  • Float volunteers' hard work is unappreciated

    For many years, the Glendale Rose Float Assn. has been working hard to make sure a float representing our city is part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Parade. This association was founded by interested citizens of Glendale to raise money to...
  • 'Never on Sunday' for Rose Parade

    'Never on Sunday' for Rose Parade
    The Rose Parade is an event tethered to traditions — the Tournament House, the Royal Court, and its strict “Never on Sunday” policy. The policy dates to 1893, when officials decided to move the parade to Jan. 2 because New Year’...
  • Unclassified Info: Linking shoppers and protesters

    It’s time to apply a little Gary logic to a few issues around town. I see a couple of former Pacific BMW employees got busted for allegedly taking a sports car off the lot for a joyride around Glendale. If I were judge and jury on that case, I&...
  • Montrose Christmas parade goes digital

    Montrose Christmas parade goes digital
    The Montrose Christmas Parade—known for its quaint, hometown feel—is taking a digital turn. The annual holiday event, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday, is scheduled to be live streamed on the internet for the first time in its 35 year...