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January 26, 2012
A Mexican food mainstay in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Gringos Locos, brought out supporters of their homemade guacamole today to help them move a few blocks into their new location in the Plaza de La Cañada.  About 50 supporters of the restaurant gathered at the old location, 464 Foothill at 4 p.m., and shortly thereafter, wearing sombreros and carrying bottles of salsa, followed Los Gringos Locos staff in a march up the boulevard to the...
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From Staff Reports | March 14, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Olympian Kate Hansen is one of 12 athletes who will be lauded at a celebratory parade on Sunday for returning stars of the recently-concluded Sochi Winter Games. The parade will take place in Lake Placid, NY, at 3 p.m. (PDT) down the city's main street and will conclude at The Cottage Café. Speeches will be made by four medal winners and elected officials that will be followed by a lighting of the Lake Placid cauldron and a concluding fireworks show. The four Olympians scheduled to speak are Andrew Weibrecht (silver medal in alpine skiing)
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January 6, 2005
Seven LCHS musicians marched down Colorado Boulevard in the Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band on Jan. 1. Membership in the Honor Band is based on auditions in October. More than 1,000 area musicians competed for a spot in the parade block, and 275 students were selected. This year's LCHS musicians include Emily Efftman, senior trumpet; Kaveri Thakoor, junior clarinet; Kate Kraft, junior trumpet; Tia Strozier, junior flute; Eamon O'Connor, junior trumpet; Nicky Moura, sophomore trombone and Jabari Strozier junior tenor drums.
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By Seth Amitin | March 8, 2010
Nobody needed a reminder of the storms, the fires, the mudflows of the last six months in the community, and yet, here everybody was on Sunday, after a heavy rain the day before and puddles left all over the field. It drizzled on and off, but the children marched with their teams in the parade and an estimated 2,500 people took a collective sigh of relief at La Cañada High’s baseball field for the La Cañada Junior Baseball Softball Assn.’s opening day ceremonies on Sunday.
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By Seth Amitin | March 11, 2010
Nobody needed a reminder of the storms, the fires, or the mudflows of the last six months. But on Sunday a heavy rain the day before left puddles all over the field. It drizzled on and off, but the children marched with their teams in the parade. An estimated 2,500 people took a collective sigh of relief at La Cañada High’s baseball field for the La Cañada Junior Baseball Softball Assn.’s opening day ceremonies. “Everyone was in good spirits and I think everyone was happy to get outside for a little bit after the rain on Saturday,” said opening day coordinator Jack Johnson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Longoria | October 10, 2008
Two-dozen rose sculptures will grace the streets of Pasadena in coming months as part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ Roses on Parade public art project. Paintings on the more than 5 feet tall fiberglass sculptures were commissioned to 24 local talented artists, one of whom is a La Cañada resident. The artistry of retired art teacher Gloria Beyer garnered the interest of another La Cañadan, Linda Klausner, who is a Tournament of Roses director and community chair and in charge of the Roses on Parade project.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | May 30, 2012
On a sunny Monday, hundreds of La Cañada Flintridge residents braved 80-degree heat to take in the colorful Fiesta Days parade after honoring La Cañada's fallen members of the military at a somber Memorial Day service. Residents turned out to line Foothill Boulevard for the parade, which turned the city's main thoroughfare from Cornishon to Gould avenues into a colorful procession of classic cars, fire trucks and proud marchers. Parade dignitaries included elected officials and, as grand marshals, the current and past chairs of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors Fiesta Days and is celebrating its 100th year.
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August 2, 2007
Studies have shown that incorporating activity and exercise into our routines on a regular basis has great benefits to our bodies and minds. The Pasadena Senior Center will host a free talk on the role of daily exercise on Thursday, Aug. 9 at noon. The presentation will be held at the center, located at 85 E. Holly St. The presentation is part of the center's monthly Medicine on Parade lecture series. A representative from the Pasadena Rehabilitation Institute will discuss how routine exercise can help with the aging process, mobility and balance.
FEATURES
By Jane Napier Neely | January 5, 2006
The unthinkable happened -- it rained on our parade! After a 50-year hiatus the rain came down in buckets on Colorado Boulevard. The stormy weather didn't dampen spirits of the people marching down the parade route or even the spectators -- there were plenty of smiles to go around. In the parade's 116-year history it has rained only nine times. Here is the best part -- our city's float entry, "The Great Howldini," was a trophy winner! Our adorable and magical dog floated away with the Theme trophy for excellence in presenting the parade theme, "It's Magical."
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From Staff Reports | March 14, 2014
La Cañada Flintridge Olympian Kate Hansen is one of 12 athletes who will be lauded at a celebratory parade on Sunday for returning stars of the recently-concluded Sochi Winter Games. The parade will take place in Lake Placid, NY, at 3 p.m. (PDT) down the city's main street and will conclude at The Cottage Café. Speeches will be made by four medal winners and elected officials that will be followed by a lighting of the Lake Placid cauldron and a concluding fireworks show. The four Olympians scheduled to speak are Andrew Weibrecht (silver medal in alpine skiing)
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By Jane Napier Neely | January 8, 2014
What an exciting New Year celebration it was for me this year. My good friends Mary and Larry Libhardt , who live in Minnesota, decided to leave the ice scrapers behind and head for sunny California and the Rose Parade. Of course I said that I would love to have them come stay with me and that I would see about getting parade tickets for them. Yes, it was last minute, but I bid on and won two tickets to a prime spot for them on the corner of Orange Grove and Colorado Boulevard, right below the KTLA press box. Since there was not a third ticket available, I played chauffeur for them, taking them to the parade route at zero-too-dark-hundred in the morning.
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By Jason Wells | January 2, 2014
The public has until 5 p.m. Thursday to see in person the floats that rolled down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena for the Tournament of Roses Parade. The floats, many of which cost over $100,000 apiece, take months to build and then painstakingly cover with flowers and other plant material in time for the nationally televised New Year's parade. Thursday will be the last day the public will be able to get an up-close look at the handiwork in Pasadena, where dozens of the floats have been parked, the Los Angeles Times reports .  PHOTOS: 125th annual Tournament of Roses Parade This year, "Sunrise at the Oasis," an idyllic desert vision of beasts roaming among cascading waterfalls, palm trees and tropical flowers,  won the coveted  Sweepstakes Award.
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January 1, 2014
Ten Years Ago Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were focused on Mars during the first weekend of January 2004, as the rover named Spirit was scheduled to arrive there to begin a three-month mission collecting data and returning it to Earth. Spirit's twin rover, Opportunity, was expected to land on Mars a couple of weeks later.   Twenty Years Ago A knapsack containing a bank deposit back with $5,000 in cash and checks was wrestled out of the hands of a T.J. Maxx employee as he was about to make a bank deposit from the store late in the afternoon of Dec. 28, 1993.
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By Sal Polcino | January 1, 2014
The pageantry of the Tournament of Roses Parade took over the streets of Pasadena for the 125th time Wednesday morning with a cast of thousands. Marching bands from as far as Japan, equestrian groups featuring Appaloosa, Andalusian and Clydesdale horses, KC & the Sunshine Band, Natalie Cole and this year's winner of NBC's “The Voice,” Tessanne Chin all joined the festivities. Of course, what most of the nearly 800,000 fans came out to see were the floats with their larger-than-life characters and vividly colored roses.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | January 1, 2014
On Wednesday, La Cañada Flintridge residents watched proudly as a 20-foot-tall truck of five dogs escaped from a persistent dogcatcher. The self-built La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Assn. float, “Dog Gone!” won the Bob Hope Humor Award. ___ FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the number of times the city has entered a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. It is the 36th entry, not the 21st. ___ The float features an animated dogcatcher, named Steve, who is running after a group of dogs who are driving away in his 1930s-style truck.
NEWS
December 26, 2013
A group of 50 Gold Award Girl Scouts will march down Colorado Boulevard on Jan. 1 in the Rose Parade . The girls will be a part of the Tournament Troop, which carries banners to announce the floats during the parade. Four of the Girl Scouts are from La Cañada Flintridge: Tracey Andrews, Lauren James, Andrea Klein and Erika Weiler. “We look forward to honoring so many amazing girls for stepping up to make this world a better place,” Lise L. Luttgens, chief executive officer, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, said in a statement.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | December 18, 2013
Arlene Buchmann has always enjoyed sewing, but she has never constructed a pair of pants for a giant. On Saturday afternoon, Buchmann was fitting green canvas fabric over the frame of one of the legs of a 17-foot-tall dogcatcher. She asked another La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Rose Assn. volunteer to hit a switch to power the legs. She studied how the fabric moved with the animation. “There's going to be a lot of tailoring on this guy,” she said. When the association's Rose Parade entry, “Dog Gone!
NEWS
September 5, 2013
Famed Dodgers play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be the grand marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena, officials announced Thursday. Appearing in front of the Tournament of Roses House, Scully -- who recently announced plans to call games for the Dodgers for a record 65 th season -- said he was honored to be chosen, the Los Angeles Times reported . “All my life I've been enamored with the roar of the crowd,” he said....
COMMUNITY
By Jane Napier Neely | July 10, 2013
Oh my, Mother Nature is stirring the pot a wee bit too vigorously. Oppressive heat and melting humidity have been the ingredients for her bubbling summer stew. My antique air conditioner just can't keep up and I'm wilting. How about you? A couple of days ago when the weather was breaking all sorts of heat index records; there wasn't even a whisper of a breeze to cool us down. This simply isn't the California I grew up in when my mother, as the sun was just setting, would raise all the windows in our front and dining rooms and the cross breeze was so refreshing.
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