Burbank on Parade was the best place to be Saturday for those who love to people-watch.
Where else could one see Rep. Adam Schiff and Ronald McDonald at the same event?
City officials like Mayor Dave Golonski and school district VIPs, led by Superintendent Jan Britz, waved to the more than 10,000 estimated people lining Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets. Many of the more than 100 entries kept to the parade committee's theme, "Let's Go to the Movies!" The grand marshal was radio talk-show host Tim Conway Jr.
Rita Smith has lived in Burbank for 30 years and has seen about a dozen of the Burbank parades. Her daughter Andrea, who attends John Burroughs High School, liked the Burbank Burroughs Alumni Band and Cheerleading Squad the best.
"And I liked when the airport fire truck shot off their stream of water and all the kids came running from both sides of the street so they could be in the water," Smith said. "It reminded me of kids in New York City in the middle of summer opening up a fire hydrant and running through it."