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,...
April 16, 2010
The big top rolled through town Saturday, saturating Burbank on Parade’s 29th annual street march in a wave of colors that breathed life into an overcast morning. Burbank on Parade Celebrates the Big Top, this year’s iteration of an event that began in 1945, began with a 27-foot-wide circus tent and gave way to Grand Marshal Ronald McDonald. The hamburger mascot waved from inside a 1926 Ford as hundreds of spectators lined Olive Avenue from Keystone to Lomita streets to take in the community celebration of floats, equestrian groups and public officials.
April 7, 2010
Burbank on Parade officials promise Saturday’s event will be packed with all the pageantry that’s created when the circus comes to town — including the big top itself. When deciding on this year’s theme — “Burbank on Parade Celebrates the Big Top” — organizers wanted something colorful and easy for people to come up with ideas for their entries, said parade President Linda Barnes. “The beginning of the parade will be spectacular, starting out with the letters spelling out Burbank, and we are actually going to have a big top tent,” Barnes said.
January 12, 2010
DOWNTOWN ? Amid a local economy sacked by underperforming tax revenues, slumping home values and high unemployment, the biggest winners in the Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena won?t be taking the field. The 121st Rose Parade and two post-season college football games are expected to produce an economic impact of $350 million to $400 million for greater Southern California, according to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and past economic studies. ?This has to be an economic pleasure for the Southern California region,?
January 9, 2010
EFFORT PROVIDES MEALS TO SHUT-INS The city of Burbank coordinated with Providence St. Joseph Medical Center on the program to deliver holiday meals to shut-ins and those without family Christmas Day. Receiving the meals were those in the city of Burbank?s Home Delivered Meals program, said Renee Crawford, social services supervisor with the city?s Senior and Human Services department. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center donated the meals, said Joy Cantrell, who is in charge of the meal services there.
January 2, 2010
As I type this, the clock is slowly ticking toward the first Tournament of Roses Parade of the new decade. Around this time, 100 years ago, the parade had no theme (and wouldn?t have one until 1918, with the theme of ?Patriotism?). The grand marshals of the 1910 parade were Dr. Francis F. Rowland and professor Charles F. Holder, both founders of the Tournament of Roses Parade. Rowland is the only person with the distinction of having been grand marshal seven times, according to the Tournament of Roses organization.