Parade Is Over – Time To Take A Break

By Brandon HENSLEY To Dave Weaver, working on this year’s float for the Rose Parade was so enjoyable the time just flew by. But that doesn’t mean the work didn’t take a toll on his body. After the crew chief for the city of Glendale’s float helped put the finishing touches on their float, “Say […]

Getting ready for Colorado (boulevard)

By Brandon HENSLEY Santa’s workshop has nothing on the Rose Palace. The Pasadena hideout is a place where New Year’s dreams are born; a place not for elves but for student volunteers who paint and meticulously place beads and flowers onto enormous floats, proud representations of different regions in Southern California. The payoff will come […]

Local floats a cut above the rest

Local floats a cut above the rest

By Mary O’Keefe To many people New Year’s Day means resolutions and new beginnings but to a growing select few it means the culmination of hours of hard work and endless bottles of glue. The Tournament of Roses Parade floats will bring a burst of color onto Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Dec. 31. Like […]