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Ex-Rose Parade Official Arrested in Murder

February 9, 2012
Ex-Rose Parade Official Arrested in Murder

A 71-year-old Alhambra man was arrested in connection with the suffocation slaying of his lover, whose decomposed body was found by her daughter in the trunk of her car three weeks after she disappeared in… See the rest here: Ex-Rose Parade Official Arrested in Murder

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How To Watch The Pasadena Rose Parade

February 3, 2012

The 2012 Rose Parade, which takes place on Monday, January 2nd in accordance with the “Never On A Sunday” tradition, steps off at 8am PST. Southern Californians who make the trek to watch the parade in person face traffic, limited parking and limited space along the 5.5 mile parade route — but that won’t stop the approximately 700,000 people who are expected to make it out there. The OC Register’s infographic guide to the Rose Parade notes that parking “is a nightmare,” but that savvy spectators would be wise to park on Pasadena streets starting at noon the day before the parade. The parade steps off on South Orange Grove Boulevard and Green Street and then marches east on Colorado Boulevard. The parade ends by turning north on Sierra Madre Boulevard and stopping at Villa Street. Check out a list of street closures related to the Rose Parade . The rest of us can watch live coverage of the events on KTLA (which is also doing a live feed online ), and East Coast viewers can catch it on local ABC and NBC stations from 11am to 1pm EST. National channels covering the parade include the Hallmark Channel, Home & Garden and Univision, according to the SF Examiner . As for those who are interested in this year’s unofficial float, Gigaom reports that Spencer Miller will be broadcasting Occupy The Rose Parade online. Details to be announced on Miller’s twitter feed . Leading the parade in its 123rd year is Grand Marshall J.R. Martinez, a military veteran turned inspirational speaker and actor (and the 2011 champion of Dancing With The Stars ). In a press conference on Friday , Martinez expressed both gratitude and disbelief about his role in the upcoming parade. “It’s really going to be amazing… I think that’s really going to hit me in an emotional way,” he said. “To think, here I am bringing in 2012 in such an unbelievable way.” Rose Queen Drew Washington also joins the parade, where she will appear with six rose princesses: Morgan Eliza Devaud, Stephanie Grace Hynes, Cynthia Megan Louie, Kimberly Victoria Ostiller, Hanan Bulto Worku and Sarah Nicole Zuno. Richard Jackson, president of the Tournament of Roses, praised this year’s royal court, saying, “We are so honored to have them as a part of our Tournament of Roses family. These beautiful, smart and poised young ladies have been and will continue to be excellent ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses.” Stay tuned to the Huffington Post for more coverage of the 2012 Rose Parade. Preparing For The Parade In the slideshow below, volunteers work on the Everybody Walk float, a caterpillar with a walking stick and compass. Organizers at EverybodyWalks.org want parade-goers to know the health benefits of walking: the risk of heart disease, diabetes and other diseases are decreased, and years can be added to a life with a regular walking routine. All photos by Deborah Zeitman/ EveryBodyWalk.org . Captions by Jason Evans. See more here: How To Watch The Pasadena Rose Parade

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Currywurst on Fairfax Offering Free Sausage to the Masses

January 7, 2012
Currywurst on Fairfax Offering Free Sausage to the Masses

Have you ever tried currywurst ? If not (or even if so!), now’s your chance — eponymous restaurant Currywurst on Fairfax is ringing in the new year by offering free meals every Tuesday in February starting at 7 p.m. The offer will last each night for 20 minutes and 12 seconds (get it? 2012). more › Read more from the original source: Currywurst on Fairfax Offering Free Sausage to the Masses

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Who Left Behind More Trash: Occupy Los Angeles or the Rose Parade?

January 7, 2012
Who Left Behind More Trash: Occupy Los Angeles or the Rose Parade?

We’ll give you a clue: there’s a better of chance of the Rose Parade getting snowed out next year than the city halting this event—even though it left behind more than three times as much trash as the other. more › Go here to read the rest: Who Left Behind More Trash: Occupy Los Angeles or the Rose Parade?

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Occupy activists target Rose Parade

January 3, 2012

Occupy activists test a float made with a copy of the Constitution in Pasadena . Activists with the Occupy movement are planning to turn out today at the annual Rose Parade. See the rest here: Occupy activists target Rose Parade

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Kings End 2011 Winning

January 1, 2012
Kings End 2011 Winning

This was definitely worth staying sober on New Year’s Eve for the first time since I was 16 years old. I was only loaded on coffee, and the only white piles near me were the ice shavings at STAPLES Center. And for the first time this season, the Kings were the team that I envisioned them to be before the season started in their 4-1 beatdown of the Vancouver Canucks under the weighty gaze of Gene Simmons. more › View original post here: Kings End 2011 Winning

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Consumer Confidence Is Up, Survey Says

December 28, 2011

A new survey shows that consumers have more confidence in our economy. But, despite signs of improvement, it’s still unclear which way our economy will turn. NBC4′s Stephanie Elam reports. See the original post: Consumer Confidence Is Up, Survey Says

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Police Increase Security for Rose Parade

December 28, 2011
Police Increase Security for Rose Parade

The Pasadena Police Department is increasing the number of law enforcement agents in response to a planned demonstration by Occupy protesters. Here is the original post: Police Increase Security for Rose Parade

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Rose Parade Welcomes Its First-Ever AIDS Float, Dedicated To Elizabeth Taylor

December 23, 2011
Rose Parade Welcomes Its First-Ever AIDS Float, Dedicated To Elizabeth Taylor

Pasadena’s 2012 Tournament of Roses will feature its first-ever Rose Parade float dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness. The L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced today that it will dedicate its float to actress Elizabeth Taylor for her “nearly three-decade-long advocacy and compassion on behalf of people with HIV/AIDS.” more › More: Rose Parade Welcomes Its First-Ever AIDS Float, Dedicated To Elizabeth Taylor

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