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October 19, 2006
In the Oct. 12, 2006, issue of the La Cañada Valley Sun, a group photo of the La Cañada candidates for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court ran on Page 18 of the newspaper. Pictured were: Alexandra Malchione, Taylor Testa, Christina Penido, Courtney Sarian, Elle Navarro, Brianne Howey, future Rose Princess Sue Park, Emily Ballard, Keely Uhlir and future Rose Princess Christina Barsamian. Not in the photo were Kandyss Peterson, Azure Pallay and future Rose Queen Mary McCluggage.
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December 20, 2007
Tournament of Roses Parade Troop A special group of Eagle Rank Boy Scouts and Gold Award Girl Scouts from La Cañada Flintridge have earned the honor to be members of the prestigious 2008 Tournament of Roses Troop. This special group includes: Sally Choi from Troop 33; Katherine Bliss and Carla Gharibian from Troop 134; Lucy Filippone and Kelsey Lew from Troop 173; Amanda O’Toole from Troop 184; Karen Atkins, Ruth Barber, Kathryn Chew, Allison Guthrie, Shannon Mar, Claire Mazahery, Erika Paulson, Alison Roybal, Caitlin Sarian , and Amanda Teng from Troop 191; Brittany Fors and Melissa Kil from Troop 297; Collin Chersi from Troop 507; Sean Bell, Niels Hauksson, and Evan Key from Troop 509; and Molly Teodo from Troop 598. These La Cañada Scouts along with others from the Pasadena area are in the largest ever Tournament of Roses Troop, chosen to continue the half-century-long tradition of Scouts participating in the parade opening ceremony at Tournament House and marching in the world famous Rose Parade.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 1, 2011
A wet and windy December capped with bone-chilling cold on New Year's Eve was all but a memory by the time festivities got underway Saturday morning for La Cañada Flintridge contingent of Rose Parade royalty, volunteer float builders and their boosters on the bleachers. Clouds parted and the sun shone brilliantly in the sky above Pasadena just in time for the 8:03 a.m. commencement of the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade — a fast-paced kaleidoscope of artistry and showmanship complete with 47 dazzlingly colorful floats, 22 marching bands and several equestrian teams that all whizzed by in about two hours behind celebrity chef and parade Grand Marshal Paula Deen.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | October 12, 2006
At almost the same day and hour every year, there is a group of 30 young women whose adrenaline collectively rises and stays that way for a few minutes. And, at almost the same time every year, there is a group of seven girls out of that group of 30 whose adrenaline collectively rises and stays that way for months afterward. Monday morning, each of the 30 finalists stood on footsteps at the south end of Tournament House leading to a grassy area, facing the various television and newspaper cameras.
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By Ruth Longoria | September 25, 2008
One million spectators are expected to line the streets of Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day 2009 to watch as spectacular floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other vehicles glide along in the Tournament of Roses’ 120th annual Rose Parade. Millions more people will likely view the festivities on television. About 1,000 local young women lined up Saturday morning and Monday afternoon outside of the Tournament House in Pasadena hoping to become participants rather than spectators on the Tournament’s Rose Queen and Royal Court float.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | October 22, 2009
Natalie Innocenzi, a student at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, on Tuesday was named the 92nd Rose Queen of the Tournament of Roses. The 16-year-old Arcadia resident, along with her court of six, will serve as ambassadors of the 121st Rose Parade and 96th Rose Bowl Game on New Year?s Day 2010. To celebrate the momentous occasion, half of the senior class from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada came to witness the announcement and support Princesses Katherine Margarita Hernández and Innocenzi.
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June 1, 2007
Tournament of Roses Foundation President Diane Scott distributed grant checks totaling more than $63,000 to 14 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley at the Tournament of Roses Foundation Grant Award Reception held May 16 at Tournament House. Eight of the 14 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. Established in 1983, the Tournament of Roses Foundation is a non-profit corporation that manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses.
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By Anthony Carpio, Special to the Sun | October 8, 2012
With the Pasadena City College Lancer Band playing in the background, Tournament of Roses officials on Monday named the seven young women who will make up the 2013 Rose Court. The women were selected from a group of 33 finalists, their numbers called out during a ceremony at Tournament House in Pasadena. The members of the Rose Court are: Kathryne Benuska of Maranatha High School; Tracy Cresta of La Salle High School; Vanessa Manjarrez of Mayfield Senior School; Victoria McGregor of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Nicole Nelam of Pasadena High School; Sonia Shenoi of San Marino High School; and Madison Teodo of La Cañada High School.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | January 1, 2011
A wet and windy December capped with bone-chilling cold on New Year's Eve was all but a memory by the time festivities got underway Saturday morning for La Cañada Flintridge contingent of Rose Parade royalty, volunteer float builders and their boosters on the bleachers. Clouds parted and the sun shone brilliantly in the sky above Pasadena just in time for the 8:03 a.m. commencement of the 122nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade — a fast-paced kaleidoscope of artistry and showmanship complete with 47 dazzlingly colorful floats, 22 marching bands and several equestrian teams that all whizzed by in about two hours behind celebrity chef and parade Grand Marshal Paula Deen.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | September 20, 2010
With brightly scrubbed faces and carefully coiffed hair, hundreds of young women crowded the walkways at the Tournament of Roses House on Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena on Saturday for preliminary tryouts for Rose Queen and Court. (To view an audio slide show of the tryouts, click here ) Jan. 1, 2011 will mark the 93rd Rose Court, a tradition punctuated by appearances at the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, and, of course, lots and lots of glamour. Competing for one of the seven coveted spots has become a right of passage for San Gabriel area women, most of whom grow up admiring court members as they gracefully make their way down Colorado Boulevard each New Year's Day each year.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | October 22, 2009
Natalie Innocenzi, a student at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, on Tuesday was named the 92nd Rose Queen of the Tournament of Roses. The 16-year-old Arcadia resident, along with her court of six, will serve as ambassadors of the 121st Rose Parade and 96th Rose Bowl Game on New Year?s Day 2010. To celebrate the momentous occasion, half of the senior class from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada came to witness the announcement and support Princesses Katherine Margarita Hernández and Innocenzi.
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By Ruth Longoria | September 25, 2008
One million spectators are expected to line the streets of Colorado Boulevard on New Year’s Day 2009 to watch as spectacular floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other vehicles glide along in the Tournament of Roses’ 120th annual Rose Parade. Millions more people will likely view the festivities on television. About 1,000 local young women lined up Saturday morning and Monday afternoon outside of the Tournament House in Pasadena hoping to become participants rather than spectators on the Tournament’s Rose Queen and Royal Court float.
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December 20, 2007
Tournament of Roses Parade Troop A special group of Eagle Rank Boy Scouts and Gold Award Girl Scouts from La Cañada Flintridge have earned the honor to be members of the prestigious 2008 Tournament of Roses Troop. This special group includes: Sally Choi from Troop 33; Katherine Bliss and Carla Gharibian from Troop 134; Lucy Filippone and Kelsey Lew from Troop 173; Amanda O’Toole from Troop 184; Karen Atkins, Ruth Barber, Kathryn Chew, Allison Guthrie, Shannon Mar, Claire Mazahery, Erika Paulson, Alison Roybal, Caitlin Sarian , and Amanda Teng from Troop 191; Brittany Fors and Melissa Kil from Troop 297; Collin Chersi from Troop 507; Sean Bell, Niels Hauksson, and Evan Key from Troop 509; and Molly Teodo from Troop 598. These La Cañada Scouts along with others from the Pasadena area are in the largest ever Tournament of Roses Troop, chosen to continue the half-century-long tradition of Scouts participating in the parade opening ceremony at Tournament House and marching in the world famous Rose Parade.
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By Timithie Gould and Ruth Longoria | October 11, 2007
A healthy crowd of family, friends, media and other onlookers gathered at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses House Monday morning to witness the announcement of the 2008 Rose Court by Tournament president C.L. Keedy. “If we could have chosen all of you, we would have,” Keedy told the group of 33 anxious finalists as they waited for the unveiling of the court. As the Pasadena City College band played, seven young ladies were called forward to accept their role of Rose Princess.
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June 1, 2007
Tournament of Roses Foundation President Diane Scott distributed grant checks totaling more than $63,000 to 14 civic, educational and cultural organizations in the San Gabriel Valley at the Tournament of Roses Foundation Grant Award Reception held May 16 at Tournament House. Eight of the 14 organizations funded are first-time grant recipients. Established in 1983, the Tournament of Roses Foundation is a non-profit corporation that manages charitable contributions on behalf of the Tournament of Roses.
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