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By Chris Wiebe | April 11, 2007
BURBANK — On the heels of a well-attended comeback in 2006, Burbank on Parade organizers are in the midst of preparations for this year's event, titled, "Saluting those who serve." The armed forces- commemoration and patriotism theme has garnered strong support from military veterans, who are working alongside past and first-time volunteers to put on the parade on April 28, said Renee Hoenig, a parade organizer. The parade, which will begin at 11 a.m., will travel down Olive Avenue between Keystone and Lomita streets, featuring community groups, high school marching bands and local dignitaries.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | April 14, 2012
With aviation as its theme this year, Burbank on Parade kicked off Saturday with a flyover by five helicopters followed by other fliers, marching bands and flight-themed floats. The rain that hit the L.A. area Friday had moved on, and the almost 100 parade entries traveled down Olive Avenue under sunny skies. One of the most popular entries came near the end of the parade, with about 25 vintage cars from the Road Kings club. Ashley Nesbit said the cars are always her favorite part, along with the Burbank/Burroughs Alumni Band.
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July 7, 2001
Karen S. Kim MAGNOLIA PARK -- More than 70 adults and children from a Magnolia Park neighborhood proved Wednesday afternoon that patriotism can come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Led by a Burbank Fire Department fire engine, the residents paraded down Beachwood Drive between Chandler and Magnolia boulevards to show their respect for the Fourth of July holiday the best way they knew how. "It was lots of fun, and a lot of kids were really decked out," said Michael Shaughnessy, whose family started the parade three years ago. Children rode tricycles, bicycles, wagons and strollers covered with red, white and blue decorations as adults marched along on foot, dressed in patriotic garb.
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April 26, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Marching bands, local dignitaries and residents will flood the streets for Burbank on Parade this weekend. The parade, with thousands of expected participants and even more bystanders, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lincoln Street and Olive Avenue and travel east on Olive to Lomita Street to Clark Avenue. Burbank resident and actor Brooks Gardner will be among the parade's leaders as its grand marshal. The parade committee chose the theme "It's A Brand New Day!
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By Jeremy Oberstein | April 30, 2008
Even as temperatures raced north of 90 degrees Saturday, Trixie Dejong was undaunted in her enthusiasm for the 27th annual Burbank on Parade. ?It?s hot, but it?s not enough to keep me away,? she said, joined by thousands of residents who lined Olive Avenue for this year?s 1950s-themed parade. At noon, just as Mayor Marsha Ramos waved to the crowd from the front seat of a restored 1960 Thunderbird Convertible, temperatures soared to 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 5, 2013
Burbank on Parade is having a Big Band Swing Dance fundraiser event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. The Big Band Swing Express, conducted by Jonathan Goldman, will be playing music of the 1940s, popular modern jazz and a mix of movie theme selections, said Wayne Poirier, parade creative director. “This talented blend of local musicians and vocalists will provide this special performance for the Burbank on Parade fundraising effort,” he said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 14, 2013
Participants in next year's Burbank on Parade will have a variety of options for decorating floats and other entries with the theme “Burbank - the City of the Future.” The parade committee selected the parade theme this week and set April 26 as the date for the event, said Carey Briggs, the committee's president. “This year's theme incorporates all the great aspects of our community with a view toward the future,” Briggs said. “Our friends in the entertainment industry, small businesses, Burbank Water and Power, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, the schools and service clubs are going to have fun depicting this theme while making this a great day for our community.” Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. and travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone Street to Lomita Street.
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By Brian Mahoney | March 26, 2013
If an alien - I don't mean the acid-drooling, cockroachey, slobbering kind, but instead, the soft, furry kind that would hold a borderline obsessive interest in our housecats - if this alien were to drop from the sky on April 6 and land in the middle of Olive Avenue, how would we describe a parade to it? It's a people zoo in reverse - rather than traveling to the exhibits, the exhibits come to you in a preordained order on a pre-plotted path. You stand there for a couple of hours and watch the same emergency vehicles you always see; only now they're traveling at one-twentieth their usual speed, with candy flying from the windows.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 16, 2013
Participants in next year's Burbank on Parade will have a variety of options for decorating floats and other entries with the theme “Burbank - the City of the Future.” The parade committee selected the parade theme this week and set April 26 as the date for the event, said Carey Briggs, the committee's president. “This year's theme incorporates all the great aspects of our community with a view toward the future,” Briggs said. “Our friends in the entertainment industry, small businesses, Burbank Water and Power, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, the schools and service clubs are going to have fun depicting this theme while making this a great day for our community.” Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. and travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone Street to Lomita Street.
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By Sameea Kamal, sameea.kamal@latimes.com | April 27, 2014
Deloreans, the Jetsons and remote-controlled robots were a few of the glimpses into the future featured in the 33rd annual Burbank on Parade, which took place Saturday morning along Olive Avenue. The marching bands were a hit among several spectators who came out to see Burbank on Parade, including Kim Hall, a Burbank resident who brought her son Bradford and his three friends, all students at Bret Harte Elementary. PHOTOS: Burbank on Parade 2014 They were seated at their traditional spot about 50 feet west of the McDonald's, where, per tradition, Hall said, they would head afterward for lunch.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Thousands are expected to flood Olive Avenue Saturday morning for the 33rd annual Burbank on Parade with this year's theme “Burbank: City of the Future.” The parade, which will kick off at 11 a.m., will travel east on Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets. The mile-long parade, which will feature a helicopter flyover by the Burbank Police Department and nearly 400 participants, will wrap up at George Izay Park with an awards ceremony, food trucks, music and prize giveaways.
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By Joyce Rudolph | April 22, 2014
Some participants in this Saturday's Burbank On Parade pay homage to films and TV shows of the past in their depictions of the theme “Burbank - City of the Future.” The parade will kick off at 11 a.m. and travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets. Volunteers with the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. have taken the locomotive from this year's Rose Float and created a smaller design and mounted it onto an all-terrain vehicle, said Robert Symons, chairman of the association's entry titled “Back to the Future.” The locomotive is being driven by the conductor character who was on the off-camera side of the Rose Float.
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By David Laurell | March 25, 2014
Putting on an event of the magnitude of Burbank on Parade is an expensive endeavor, and sponsorships and city contributions only go so far in making it happen. While working to raise those funds is not something those who are charged with the duty would usually call "fun," the folks at Burbank on Parade did prove this past Sunday that collecting cash for the cause actually can be "funny. " Gearing up for the 2014 parade, which will take place on April 26 on Olive Avenue with the theme of "Burbank: City of the Future," parade organizers staged a fundraiser at Flappers Comedy Club that tickled the funny bones of both those who enjoy and carry on the tradition of parading down the avenue that dates back to the end of World War II. Welcomed by the organization's president, Carey Briggs , attendees at Sunday's event enjoyed the evening's host, NBC4 weatherman Fritz Coleman , as he presented the comedic stylings of Jeff Richards , Brian Dunkleman , Cristela Alonzo , Drew Lynch , Jose Barrientos , Lisa Orkin and Richy Leis . Burbank's parade has not taken place every year.
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By Tim Traeger, tim.traeger@latimes.com | December 28, 2013
It's crunch time for the hundreds of volunteers working on Burbank's 82nd entry into the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade that will roll down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on New Year's Day. About 180 volunteers were in the Burbank Water & Power auxiliary warehouse on Thursday, according to officials with the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn., and hundreds more showed up on Friday as the clock ticked toward the big unveiling. PHOTOS: Burbank Tournament of Roses builds movie-themed float That number is expected to swell each day until the parade, officials said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | December 10, 2013
Volunteers are working “frantically,” putting in long hours, six days a week to construct the Media City-inspired float for the 125th annual Rose Parade, according to Burbank organizers. The city's float, with the theme “Dreams Do Come True,” depicts a movie scene in which a damsel in distress, on the verge of getting run over by a train being steered by a villain, is rescued by a hero wearing a white hat and riding a white horse. “We would like to think that dreams come true in Burbank through the art of moviemaking, so that's what our float celebrates, the movie industry,” said Steve Edward, vice president of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 16, 2013
Participants in next year's Burbank on Parade will have a variety of options for decorating floats and other entries with the theme “Burbank - the City of the Future.” The parade committee selected the parade theme this week and set April 26 as the date for the event, said Carey Briggs, the committee's president. “This year's theme incorporates all the great aspects of our community with a view toward the future,” Briggs said. “Our friends in the entertainment industry, small businesses, Burbank Water and Power, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, the schools and service clubs are going to have fun depicting this theme while making this a great day for our community.” Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. and travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone Street to Lomita Street.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 14, 2013
Participants in next year's Burbank on Parade will have a variety of options for decorating floats and other entries with the theme “Burbank - the City of the Future.” The parade committee selected the parade theme this week and set April 26 as the date for the event, said Carey Briggs, the committee's president. “This year's theme incorporates all the great aspects of our community with a view toward the future,” Briggs said. “Our friends in the entertainment industry, small businesses, Burbank Water and Power, Burbank Bob Hope Airport, the schools and service clubs are going to have fun depicting this theme while making this a great day for our community.” Volunteers are needed to help organize the event, which will begin at 11 a.m. and travel east along Olive Avenue from Keystone Street to Lomita Street.
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By Joyce Rudolph | September 25, 2013
The Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. will have its annual Craft Faire and Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the float barn, located at 123 W. Olive Ave., to raise funds to build its 2014 float entry. Vendors will be selling candles, soaps, jewelry and other gift items. Handy Market will be barbecuing on site and Enola's Krispy Kettle Korn will offer desserts. Parking is available in the MetroLink lot. The 2014 float marks the city's 100th entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade, said Robert Hutt, publicity chairman.
NEWS
By Joyce Rudolph | April 6, 2013
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. PHOTOS: Burbank on Parade celebrates 32nd anniversary Rita Smith has lived in Burbank for 30 years and has seen about a dozen of the Burbank parades.
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