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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Burbank float "Sand-Sational Helpers" appeared in the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena January 1, 2018

Burbank float a winner in 2018 Rose Parade

The Burbank Rose Parade float came up a winner in Pasadena today. The 2018 entry, “Sand-Sational Helpers,” won the Founder Award for most outstanding float built and decorated by volunteers from a community or organization. The float showcases recycling with the depiction of sea creatures doing their share. The theme of the 129th Rose Parade was “Making a Difference.” There were 50 entries in the 2018 Burbank Float design contest. The winning entry came from Catherine Summer Glandon, a young teenager born in Burbank, and Frederick Fraleigh an artist who works in... Read More →

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In The News: January 26, 2015

A drone crashed on the White House grounds this morning. The Secret Service investigating. CNN The measles outbreak from that Disneyland connection continues to grow. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department has confirmed 10 cases of measles in the county, but none is linked to the Disney outbreak. One case is in Pasadena. County officials urging everyone who hasn’t been vaccinated for the disease to do so.  CBS News  L.A. County Public Health A big weekend for “Birdman.” Saturday night, it... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank's award- winning 2015 Rose Parade float in display at Olive Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard in Burbank January 4, 2015

Spectators get close up view of award-winning Burbank Rose float

If you want to get a close up look at the 2015 award-winning Burbank Rose Parade float, you need do it pretty soon. “Jungle Rescue”  picked up the Past President’s Award on New Year’s Day  for most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials. Hundreds of volunteers spent a lot of hours working on the float. Among them, 8 year-old Andrew Podbelski who was at the float viewing at Glenoaks Boulevard and  Olive Avenue yesterday. Andrew says he helped create some of the rock formations on the float.... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank Rose float "Jungle Rescue" January 1, 2015

Burbank float “Jungle Rescue” wins award in 2015 Rose Parade

Burbank Tournament of Roses Association has much to cheer about on this New Year’s Day. For the sixth straight year, the Burbank Rose Parade float has won an award. Burbank’s 2015  parade entry is “Jungle Rescue,” which pays homage to volunteer firefighters in an animated scene about a group of monkeys who fight to put out a fire in a bird house. “Jungle Rescue” won the Past Presidents’ trophy for most creative design and use of both floral and non-floral materials. The theme , “Inspiring Stories.” World War 11... Read More →

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Burbank Rose Float: Poinsettias and volunteers needed

  Those gorgeous red poinsettias brighten the holiday season and they are in much demand by the Burbank Tournament of Roses Association. If you have some to spare and would like to donate them to the 2015 Burbank Rose Float — you are asked to drop the plants off at the building site before December 28. The float construction barn is at the Burbank Water and Power yard at 123 W. Olive Avenue, under the Olive bridge, near the intersection of Flower street and Olive Avenue. Also,... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- The Burbank Rose Parade float "Lights...Camera...Action!" won the 214 fantasy trophy in Pasadena January 1, 2014

Repeat! Burbank Rose Parade float wins Fantasy trophy

A spectacular event in Pasadena today as the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade thrilled millions on T.V. and on city streets.  At least a million fans reportedly lined the parade route to see energetic marching bands, gleaming vintage vehicles, high-stepping equestrian units and of course, beautifully decorated floats. The theme this year, “Dreams Come True.” For the second straight year, the Burbank Rose float won the Fantasy trophy for “Lights… Camera… Action!” It was one of only six floats built by volunteers. The Burbank Tournament of Roses Association is on... Read More →

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Director Garry Marshall and son to ride on Burbank Rose Parade float 2014

It’s getting down to the wire for the 2014 Burbank Rose Parade float, “Lights… Camera… Action!” Volunteers are busy at the float construction and decoration site, 123 West Olive Avenue, getting the Media City entry ready for its debut in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. Riding on the float, veteran writer/producer/director, Garry Marshall. He has a long history in film, television, and theater. Among his credits, directing Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in the popular romantic comedies, “Pretty Woman” (1990)  and “Runaway Bride”  (1999). Marshall is the co-founder of The... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Rose Parade float "Deep Sea Adventures" thrilled crowds in Burbank January 3, 2013

Photo Gallery: Final hurrah for “Deep Sea Adventures”

The winner of the fantasy trophy for outstanding display of animation and imagination at the 124th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day has wrapped up a final showing in Burbank. Burbank’s float, “Deep Sea Adventures,” built by volunteers, drew crowds to the parking lot at Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue from January 3-7. This morning the float was moved to the auxiliary warehouse at the Burbank Water and Power site on Olive Avenue. On Saturday, January 12,  there will be a float dismantling party there beginning at 10... Read More →

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Flyer for Flappers hosted fundraiser for Burbank Tournament of Roses Association

Comedy fundraiser for Burbank Tournament of Roses Association

NBC-4’s weathercaster/comic, Fritz Coleman, will mcee an evening of laughs and fun at Flappers Comedy Club to benefit the Burbank Tournament of  Roses Association on Sunday, March 11, 2012. The fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. Also, scheduled to take to the mike and do some stand-up, Charles Fleischer, Dana Eagle,  James P. Connolly, Jimmy Brogan, Natisha Anderson, and Sammy K Obeid. Tickets are $20 each. Flappers is located at 102 East Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank 91502 , phone number (818) 845-9721 The Burbank... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- A line formed at the Don Chow food truck during the viewing of the winning Burbank 2012 Rose Parade float, "The Dream Machine," in Burbank on Saturday January 7, 2012

Photo Gallery: Burbank’s award-winning float on display

Only a few more hours to view Burbank’s superb entry into the 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade. The float has been on display in the parking lot across from the Burbank Central Library at Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue since Wednesday, January 4.  Today is the last day to see the float up close, before it is dismantled. “The Dream Machine,” about a boy’s wishful dreams, won the Mayor’s Trophy for most outstanding presentation nationally and internationally. I dropped by to see the float a couple of times. On Wednesday, I chatted with some... Read More →

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