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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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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Giant Burbank letters helped lead off Burbank on Parade April 23, 2016

Photo Gallery – Burbank on Parade Day

Walkers, runners, and bike riders provided the pre-show for the 35th annual Burbank on Parade last Saturday, April 23rd. Among the cyclists burning up the parade route, former council member/ Burbank representative on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California board of directors, Marsha Ramos. Here are some highlights of Burbank on Parade 2016. Click on the headline or here to see the photos.

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Photo: FLLewis / Mediacityg -- Burbank on Parade sign posted at George Izay Park 1111 West Olive Avenue Burbank April 19, 2016

Burbank on Parade Day, pancakes, food trucks and more

Burbank on Parade has evolved into a huge all day affair called “Burbank on Parade and Family Festival.” The theme for the 35th annual parade is “Celebrating Our Heroes!” There will be plenty to do before and after the bands, floats, and equestrian units roll down Olive Avenue. “We’re making it a whole day of family activities,” said festival chair, Ross Benson, in a news release. “There will be things to do for all ages from young kids to seniors and music everyone will enjoy.” Here’s a list of just some... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- "Sugar and Spice" team marched in the Annual Ponytail Softball Jamboree parade along West Clark Avenue in Burbank June 27, 2015

Photo Gallery: Ponytail softball parade 2015 in Burbank

The Annual Ponytail Softball Jamboree kicked off with a parade of teams along West Clark Avenue, from Burroughs High School to George Izay park, in Burbank yesterday. Spectators were treated to a colorful contingent of spirited softball teams — some even shared their favorite cheers with the parade watchers. Later, the girls gathered on several baseball diamonds at the park to compete in a series of challenges to show-off their softball skills. Burbank Park, Recreation, and Community Services hosted the event, which was attended by city staffers and city officials... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- "Gunfighters for Hire" kicked off Burbank on Parade on Olive Avenue in Burbank April 25, 2015

Updated: Burbank on Parade 2015: Gunfight on Olive Avenue

Under threatening skies yesterday, Burbank on Parade paid tribute to Burbank as “City of the Wild Wild West.” Leading off this year’s parade “Gunfighters for Hire.” The performers were dressed for the period and packing their sidearms. Along the parade route, Keystone Street to Lomita Street on Olive Avenue, these hotheads would settle their disputes with a series of bang, bang, shoot’em ups. The parade spectators loved it! More photos of Burbank on Parade 2015 coming.

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank Tournment of Roses float and activist/volunteer Janet Diel in Burbank on Parade 2014 April 26, 2014

Burbank on Parade 2014

Burbank on Parade 2014 rolled down Olive Avenue in the Media City today — with smiles, waves and no raindrops. A wet system apparently swept through overnight leaving behind cool temps, light winds, some clouds, but mostly sunshine. A wonderful spring day for a parade. Crowds of Burbank fans lined the avenue to watch a celebration of the city. More photos coming.

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Photo: FLLewis/ Media City G -- Public Works crew were out making repairs on Olive Avenue near Lomita Street in Burbank April 24, 2014

Updated: Getting ready for Burbank on Parade

The Media City is sprucing up and getting ready for Burbank on Parade this Saturday, April 26. Public Works crews were out this morning patching spots of Olive Avenue, between Keystone and Lomita Streets, the main parade route. This is the 33rd edition of the hometown event. The Grand Marshal of this year’s Burbank On Parade is the 2012 National Teacher of the Year and Luther Burbank Middle School English teacher, Rebecca Mieliwocki. The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. with marching bands, floats, dignitaries, vintage vehicles, equestrian units and... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama and Burbank teacher Rebecca Mieliwocki at White House ceremony honoring state and national teachers of the year Washington DC April 24, 2012

Burbank teacher named grand marshal of Burbank on Parade 2014

Another honor for Burbank top-notch teacher, Rebecca Mieliwocki. You might remember, that Mieliwocki won the National Teacher of the Year Award back in 2012. The Luther Burbank Middle School English teacher kicked off a year-long journey of celebration with a ceremony at the White House and recognition by President Obama, followed by a tour of 30 U.S. states and nine countries — where she reportedly represented American’s school teachers. Now, Mieliwocki is receiving a local distinction — that of grand marshal of the 2014 Burbank on Parade. This... 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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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers added lettuce seeds to the horn of the Victrola record player in the float barn Burbank December 28, 2013

More volunteers needed for Burbank Rose Parade float

Burbank Rose Parade float preparations kick into high gear today and more volunteers are needed. Yesterday, I spent some time at the float barn, 123 West Olive Avenue in Burbank, watching the volunteers work their magic. I followed two volunteers, Connie Weir and Virginia Meyers, as they meticulously decorated a recreation of a Victrola record player — produced during the early part of the 20th Century by The Victor Talking Machine Company. Weir and Meyers added detail to the float prop with cranberry and lettuce seeds. Oh, and... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank on Parade sign at George Izay Park 1111 West Olive Avenue Burbank April 4, 2013

Burbank on Parade tomorrow in the Media City

Preparations are in the final stages for tomorrow’s edition of Burbank on Parade. The huge community event is scheduled to roll down a section of West Olive Avenue, between Lincoln (or Keystone) and Lomita streets, beginning at 11 a.m. There will be celebs, marching bands, floats, dancers, clowns, equestrian units and much more. “Burbank on Parade is our city’s only event geared to everyone in the family,” Joanne Miller, parade chairwoman, said in a news release. “So many citizens wait all year long to share this special day with us... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank on Parade 2012

Updated: Burbank on Parade needs volunteers

Burbank on Parade, that all volunteer, action-packed, annual community event, is preparing to roll down West Olive Avenue on Saturday April 6, 2013. However, there is still a lot of work to be done. Right now, there’s a critical need for volunteers, especially those with the skills to help build the floats. That means painters, carpenters, and artists. “We need creative people and people who can follow instructions,” Creative Director, Wayne Poirier, said in a news release.“It’s a lot of fun and a chance to use your imagination!” Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G - John Burroughs High School band marched in Burbank on Parade March 2012

Fundraiser for Burbank on Parade

A fundraiser tonight for one of Burbank’s most popular events — Burbank on Parade. The parade is filled with marching bands, floats, vintage cars and much, much more. It’s the spirit of Burbank on display and “…  showcases the people and groups in town”, according to a news release. The dinner fundraiser will be at the Tallyrand Restaurant 1700 West Olive Avenue in Burbank, from 5 to 9 p.m. January 15. The news release says, “A portion of the proceeds on the purchase of either dine-in or take-out meals will be... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- Burbank PD's 1949 Ford police cruiser takes a spin down West Olive Avenue in Burbank on Parade April 14, 2012

Burbank PD’s 1949 Ford police cruiser wins award

Burbank Police Department has a winner on the force and it rolls on four wheels.  The department’s vintage 1949 Ford police cruiser has won the 2012 California Peace Officers Association “Best Specialty Vehicle” award. The cruiser has been restored with donations from local businesses and individuals, according to a news release from the Burbank PD. The retro cruiser has appeared at a number of city events including the 2012 Burbank on Parade. Most days it’s on display in the museum at the Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters at 200 North... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G - Burbank on Parade sign in front of park on Olive Avenue Burbank

Burbank on Parade tomorrow

Rain or shine, Burbank on Parade is set to roll at 11 a.m. along a stretch of Olive Avenue between Keystone and Lomita streets tomorrow morning. “The World of Aviation and Its Heroes” is the theme. The grand marshals are two Southland aviation pioneers, Bob Gilliland and Clay Lacy. There will be the usual floats, marching bands, and equestrian units. Burbank on Parade is organized by a committee of volunteers.  The Bob Hope Airport is the presenting sponsor. After the parade, at George Izay Park, there will be a special drawing... Read More →

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Photo: Gary Friedman/ Los Angeles Times -- Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and wife Lorrie at the Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2010

ShowBiz Bits

 Lindsay Lohan’s brother speaks out Reports are out that troubled Actress, Lindsay Lohan, has voluntarily entered rehab. This will be the fifth time around for Lohan. Her brother, Michael Lohan Jr., says his sister is “fully committed” to making rehab work this time.  Also, he blamed Lohan’s past failures at getting clean on “leeches” in her social circle. More on the People website. Heroic pilot’s story optioned by Hollywood producers   Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s incredible story is going to be a movie. Captain Sully became a hero on January 15, 2009,... Read More →

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2010 Rose Parade: The grand marshal & and some local float winners

Photo: Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times/01-01-10 — Captain Chesley  “Sully” Sullenberger and his wife, Lorrie, wave to the crowds during the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Hero pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was the perfect choice to be the grand marshal of today’s Tournament of Roses Parade. You might remember, the miracle on the Hudson. The US Airways pilot  landed a disabled passenger jetliner safely on New York’s Hudson River, a year ago this month. A bird strike had knocked out all of the plane’s engines, but Captain Sullenberger’s... Read More →

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