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September 22, 2009
Gary J. DiSano, 62, died Sept. 20, 2009.  DiSano, President of the Tournament of Roses Association for the 121st  Tournament of Roses Parade and 96th Rose Bowl Game chose the theme, "2010: A Cut Above the Rest" for the Jan. 1, 2010 Rose Parade.    DiSano said about his theme, "the Tournament strives to put a Parade and Game together every year, which are better than the last, we look forward to exciting Pasadena and the world once again with our spectacle."
NEWS
January 28, 2010
Throop names 2011 Rose Parade theme Jeffrey L. Throop of Sierra Madre was confirmed Jan. 21 as the 2010-2011 president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn. by the organization?s board of directors. He immediately announced his theme for the 122nd Rose Parade will be ?Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories.? Throop, a native Pasadenan, is an executive with the George L. Throop company, a building supplies retailer and specialty read mix concrete producer. He has been an active volunteer member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn.
FEATURES
January 26, 2006
Paul L. Holman was named president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2006-07 by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association's board of directors. Holman, a Pasadena resident, will provide leadership for the 118th Rose Parade and the 93rd Rose Bowl Game. He announced that the theme for the parade will be "Our Good Nature." "I felt the theme should incorporate the elements that make our parade and our organization so extraordinary," Holman said. "By far the most distinctive feature of the Rose Parade is its spectacular floral floats and the requirement that our floats be entirely covered with natural materials.
FEATURES
November 6, 2008
In suport of “Mechanical Melodies,” the city’s float entry in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ 2009 Rose Parade, the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association on Sunday held its annual “Evening of Wine and Roses” at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on Godbey Drive. Rose Queen Courtney Lee and Princesses Mary Gaule, Jasmine Jenkins, Lauren Valenzuela and Quinn Young were introduced to those gathered for the event. (Unfortunately, Princesses Bridget McDonald and Molly Novell were under the weather.
FEATURES
July 27, 2006
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association defines a "self built float" as an entry built and decorated entirely by volunteers. This year La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association salutes the dedicated volunteers who make each float possible by naming its 28th Rose Parade entry "Self Built Float." In keeping with the 2007 Rose Parade theme, "Our Good Nature," the recently unveiled rendering of "Self Built Float" depicts a group of arctic characters working together to build a giant root beer float.
NEWS
December 22, 2005
La Cañada resident Laura Schulte will ride atop one of two Wells Fargo stagecoaches participating in the 2006 annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday, Jan. 2. Schulte, Wells Fargo Western Region president, will ride alongside Brenda Ross-Dulan, Los Angeles Crossroads Community Banking regional president for Wells Fargo. "Having the opportunity to represent our more than 150,000 Wells Fargo team members nationwide at the Rose Parade is a wonderful honor," stated Schulte.
NEWS
September 23, 2004
Oct. 10, 1919-Sept. 17, 2004 Pasadena attorney John Howard Whatley, prominent in the legal, philanthropic, and religious community for more than half a century, died at his Pasadena home on Sept. 17, 2004 of complications from leukemia. He was a resident of La Cañada Flintridge from 1950 until he moved back to Pasadena in 1993. Born October 10, 1919 in Alabama, John received his bachelor of laws degree from the University of Alabama in 1941, enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1941, and served in the South Pacific and the Philippines as a captain in the anti-aircraft artillery until his discharge in 1946.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 18, 2007
It was a long way from playing runway model as children. But, as they shared the lipstick and dress-up gowns as little girls, Rose Princesses Kelsey MacDougall and Dusty Gibbs shared the glory Tuesday morning as Gibbs was proclaimed the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ 90th Rose Queen. “Playing runway model was kind of like preparation for this; although our faces aren’t covered with lipstick now,” Gibbs joked as she and MacDougall laughed about their shared childhood memories after Tuesday’s announcement.
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SPORTS
By Emin Avakian, Special to the News-Press | December 8, 2010
SAN MARINO — The Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team hadn't reached the championship game of the South Pasadena Tournament in seven years. So when the Tologs heard the final buzzer sound in Saturday night's championship game versus El Segundo, there was no surprise at the reaction of joy and excitement the girls showed when the trophy was finally theirs. "This just shows how far we've come and how hard we've worked," Tologs Coach Gino Pacella said after his squad's title-clinching 55-50 victory at San Marino High.
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NEWS
January 28, 2010
Throop names 2011 Rose Parade theme Jeffrey L. Throop of Sierra Madre was confirmed Jan. 21 as the 2010-2011 president of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn. by the organization?s board of directors. He immediately announced his theme for the 122nd Rose Parade will be ?Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories.? Throop, a native Pasadenan, is an executive with the George L. Throop company, a building supplies retailer and specialty read mix concrete producer. He has been an active volunteer member of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn.
SPORTS
By Charles Rich | December 10, 2009
The turnovers continued to pile up. In the process, the deficit widened. Before the members of the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy basketball team could blink, a one-point halftime deficit resulted in a 23-point loss. Flintridge Sacred Heart committed 31 turnovers Tuesday afternoon en route to a 56-33 loss to South Pasadena in a pool-play game of the Pasadena Poly Tournament. With each sloppy pass made by the Tologs, the Tigers (4-1) pounced on the ball and converted the miscues into points.
NEWS
September 25, 2009
Gary J. DiSano, 62, died Sept. 20, 2009.  DiSano, President of the Tournament of Roses Association for the 121st  Tournament of Roses Parade and 96th Rose Bowl Game chose the theme, "2010: A Cut Above the Rest" for the Jan. 1, 2010 Rose Parade.    DiSano said about his theme, "the Tournament strives to put a Parade and Game together every year, which are better than the last, we look forward to exciting Pasadena and the world once again with our spectacle."
FEATURES
November 6, 2008
In suport of “Mechanical Melodies,” the city’s float entry in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ 2009 Rose Parade, the La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association on Sunday held its annual “Evening of Wine and Roses” at the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club on Godbey Drive. Rose Queen Courtney Lee and Princesses Mary Gaule, Jasmine Jenkins, Lauren Valenzuela and Quinn Young were introduced to those gathered for the event. (Unfortunately, Princesses Bridget McDonald and Molly Novell were under the weather.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 23, 2008
After a whirlwind week of hair and makeup appointments, dress fittings, learning how to speak with the media, and bonding activities and excursions, two La Cañada students were among seven slightly nervous Rose Princesses who stood on the red carpet at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses’ Tournament House Tuesday morning waiting for the announcement of the 91st Rose Queen. As the name of Arcadia High School senior Courtney Lee was announced as the 2009 Rose Queen, each of the girls continued to smile and offer her hugs and congratulations.
NEWS
By Ruth Longoria | October 16, 2008
Two La Cañada representatives were among seven young women announced Monday morning as members of the 2009 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Court. The names of Mary Gaule, 17, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, and Quinn Young, 16, La Cañada High School, were announced Monday morning as hundreds of family, friends, media and Tournament officials gathered on the grounds of Tournament House in Pasadena. The seven young women were selected from a group of 34, which had been announced Thursday afternoon.
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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