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Burbank float wins major award at 2023 Rose Parade

Wow! Burbank did it again. The City of Burbank won the Queen Trophy for the most outstanding presentation of roses in the 134th Rose Parade today. The Burbank Tournament of Roses Association submitted, “Adventure Awaits.” This year’s parade theme, “Turning the Corner.” Former Arizona Congressmember, Gabby Gifford, did the honors as Grand Marshal. Gifford made an incredible recovery from traumatic injuries to become an activist. Burbank’s history of participating in the Roses Parade goes back to 1914. In the past 20 years, Burbank took home awards for its floats... Read More →

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Utility scammers target residents and business owners

Utility scammers target Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena

As the holidays near, utility scammers are ramping up their schemes to get money out of residents and business owners in Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena. Recently during a two-week period, Burbank Water and Power reportedly received more than 40 calls from customers complaining about phony utility workers trying to squeeze them for money. Last Wednesday, November 4, just before noon, Laree Adel, owner of Best of Times antiques in Burbank’s Magnolia Park, got one of those crank phone calls. Adel says the caller claimed to be... Read More →

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Deadliest Catch Discovery Channel reality series photo

Updated: Reality TV show producer gunned down in Pasadena

Updated: 11:50 p.m. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s  Department is reporting a suspect in the shooting death of TV producer Joe McMahon has been located. The unidentified suspect was discovered in his vehicle, dead from an apparent “self-inflicted gunshot wound,” at around 4 p.m. in the West Los Angeles area, according to a news release. The suspect is believed to be in his early twenties. No further details at this point.   Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a reality TV producer, gunned down... Read More →

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Armenian Genocide Centennial 100km hike/cycle/ride

The first Armenian Genocide Centennial 100km tribute hike/cycle/ride kicks off on Thanksgiving Day. The event is in honor  the Armenians in the Turkish Empire who were forced to march to their death in World War 1. The tribute involves a hike 100km ( 62 miles ) for the 100 years, spread over four days,Thanksgiving Day through Sunday.

The hike in the San Gabriel Mountains for the first three days. Participants will camp out at night. On the last day, the hikers will exit on Lake Avenue in Pasadena and walk all the way to  the Montebello Armenian Genocide Memorial in Montebello where they  will be joined by the cyclists and motorcycle riders.

Armenian Hikers Association, AHA!, Armenian Hiking Society, Armenian Cycling Association, and Hye Riders MC Club are sponsoring the event. Participants are raising funds, which will be donated to Research on Armenian Architecture.

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“Fashion meets Phil” Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra

A spectacular evening of music and fashion is planned for the opening night gala of the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra’s 24th concert season. Several Burbank Philharmonic musicians will be wearing gowns created for this special evening by the talented fashion designers at Woodbury University.  Soloist, Heidi Hatch, will be performing Glazunov’s “Violin Concerto” and wearing one of the designer creations. This is the second year of the partnership between the university and the orchestra.

The free concert will be held at the Ambassador Auditorium. The Burbank Philharmonic music director, Steven Kerstein, conducts the program. Street parking is limited. Parking in the structure is $10. More information at



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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank float "Deep Sea Adventures" wins fantasy trophy in the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena January 1, 2013

Photo Gallery: Burbank float wins big at Rose Parade

Check out a winner up close. The Burbank float, “Deep Sea Adventures,” grabbed the judges attention and won the fantasy trophy at the 124th Rose Parade yesterday. “Deep Sea Adventures” will be on display in the Burbank Central Library parking lot, Glenoaks Boulevard and Olive Avenue, starting tomorrow January 3 at 9 a.m. Food trucks on site at lunch time. More details  here.

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Photo courtesy Tournament of Roses -- Rose Queen 2013 Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez

Tournament of Roses 2013 Queen announced today

Big announcement in Pasadena today. The Tournament of Roses selected Vanessa Natalie Manjarrez as the 2013 Rose Queen. Manjarrez beat out more than 900 hopefuls. The 17-year-old Pasadena resident was named to the Royal Rose Court on October 8. Manjarrez and six princesses will reign over the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities including the 124th Rose Parade and 99th Rose Bowl game. Manjarrez will be crowned during an official coronation ceremony in the Pasadena Convention Center a week from this Thursday, October 25.

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Photo: PRnewsFoto/Pasadena Tournament of Roses -- Dr. Jane Goodall, 2013 Rose Parade Grand Marshal, with Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby Pasadena April 25, 2012

Dr. Jane Goodall 2013 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal

Legendary scientist and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall, is the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tournament of Roses festivities. The big announcement was made today in Pasadena. “We selected our theme, ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ with Dr. Goodall in mind as Grand Marshal,” said Tournament of Roses President Sally Bixby in a PR newswire release.  “The theme can be interpreted as a celebration of accomplishment, discovery and travel of course, but equally valid is its implicit call to action.  We think Dr. Goodall’s life story is a testament to the sense... Read More →

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blazing hot sun clipart

A scorcher in Burbank today

Another hot one in Burbank and the rest of the Southland today. The temperatures are expected to soar into the mid-90s — even the triple digits by this afternoon in B-town. Before noon the mercury had reached 93 here.  Also, we will get some partly cloudy skies at times with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.  And we got high humidity! A large ridge of high pressure reportedly is bring sizzling temperatures to our area through the weekend. Also, an excessive heat watch is in effect for Burbank, Universal City, Pasadena and... Read More →

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Book cover for "Never in my Wildest Dreams A Black Woman

Pioneer journalist Belva Davis brings book tour to Southland

Award-winning journalist/author, Belva Davis, is in the Southland this weekend for a number of meet-and-greet-and-book signing events. As Black History month draws to a close, this is an incredible opportunity to meet a trailblazer, Davis, the first African American female reporter/anchor in the West, who covered some of the most significant news stories of the past few decades while fighting racism and sexism. In her memoir, “Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism,” Davis describes her fascinating journey, from a difficult childhood to a broken... Read More →

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A picture perfect day for the 2009 Rose Parade

Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times Today under clear sunny skies around a million people lined Pasadena streets to see the 120th annual Tournament of Roses Parade roll by. Millions more watched the floral spectacular on television. “Hats Off To Entertainment,” was the theme of this year’s parade. “Bollywood Dreams,” a salute to the booming film Industry in India, won the Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for most beautiful float from a non-commercial sponsor. So three cheers for the folks living in nearby Sierra Madre and the Sierra Madre Float Association. The Grand Marshal of the parade was actress and... Read More →

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