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November 11, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, November 11. Pierce College will continue an event today to raise money for the school's Equestrian Science program. It costs about $26,000 a year to care for the horses in the program , reports the Daily News .  The November election may be over, but the Los Angeles Board of Education race is just taking shape. The results of the March election could spark a lot of change in the system , reports the L.A. Times . What's going on today?
By Joyce Rudolph | November 6, 2012
Burbank on Parade President Carey Briggs has announced that “Let's Go to the Movies” is the theme for the parade on April 6. The parade committee has launched a major drive for volunteers and is getting an early start on fundraising, Briggs added. Coming up on Monday, Caminiti's Pizza & Sports restaurant, 1220 W. Burbank Blvd., will donate a percentage of dine in or take out orders to the parade between 5 and 8 p.m. Customers are asked to download and print the event flier from the parade Facebook page and present it when ordering.
By Mark Kellam, | 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.
By Bryan Mahoney | April 10, 2012
Not even stampeding elephants could rain on Linda Barnes' parade. When Barnes and a group of her neighbors held their first Burbank on Parade in 1982, they were entering unknown territory. The city's Easter parade was a small affair on Third Street - a far cry from the pomp and circumstance of the parade in the early 1950s that celebrated the return of troops from World War II. Nearly three decades had passed and Barnes and her friends found themselves watching the Easter parade and thought - no, knew - they could do better.
January 2, 2012
Burbank's "The Dream Machine" won the Mayor's Award for best municipal float. Jon Reeves, president of the Burbank Rose Float Assn., designed the hydraulics and many other elements of the float. That includes the bed carrying a sleeping boy at the front of the float. The bed is made of structural steel, pencil rod steel, chicken wire and a plastic cocoon originally developed to mothball ships, Reeves said. Among the Burbank volunteers were Victor and Erica Luster of Santa Clarita, who began volunteering for the Burbank float 15 years ago. Victor Luster, wearng the patch he earned for volunteering at his first parade in 1998, said it all started when they were looking for something their bored teenage son could do. -- Elisabeth Frater and Bill Kisliuk , Times Community News  
By Gretchen Meier, | March 15, 2011
Clark Jellison has entered the annual Rose Parade float design contest since he was a Burbank High School student. Now 56, Jellison is the official float design contest winner for a seventh time for the “Just Imagine” theme entry into the 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses. When he was just 16 years old, his design, “Neptune’s Daughter,” took first place in the 1973 parade. This year’s sketch, with a working title of “The Great America Dream Machine,” was a design Jellison originally submitted 10 years ago that came in second for the local contest.
By Bill Kisliuk, | December 15, 2010
Mayor Anja Reinke practiced her Rose Parade wave Saturday morning, holding her elbow and upper arm stiff while letting her wrist do all the work. "I've been doing this for weeks," Reinke said. "I hope to perfect it before Jan. 1. " Reinke is preparing for her starring role, alongside former Burbank City Manager Mary Alvord, atop the Burbank entry in Pasadena's Tournament of Roses Parade. The mayor wasn't the only one practicing Saturday. Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn.
By Gretchen Meier, | July 28, 2010
Burbank is set to undertake one of the most elaborate designs ever for the city's entry into the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade, officials said. The float design, unveiled this week, will celebrate 100 years since the city's incorporation, and will be called "Centennial Celebration." "This float is really going to be the leadoff event for the yearlong celebration of our city," said Bob Hutt, the president of the Burbank Tournament of Roses Assn. "We're excited to be setting the tone for the entire year."
April 17, 2010
Winners have been announced for Burbank on Parade: Bands: Middle School Band: first place, Clifton Middle School; Drum Major: first place, Clifton Middle School; Majorette: first place, Clifton Middle School; Drill Team, first place, Clifton Middle School; second place, Rialto Middle School; Auxiliary: first place, Clifton Middle School; second place, Rialto Middle School; Drill Team Youth, first place, Toluca Lake Drill Team; Sweepstakes,...
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