Special Issues | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:00:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Special Issues | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Tournament of Roses CEO David Eads says new additions will make this year’s Rose Parade more exciting than ever https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/tournament-of-roses-ceo-david-eads-says-new-additions-will-make-this-years-rose-parade-more-exciting-than-ever/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/tournament-of-roses-ceo-david-eads-says-new-additions-will-make-this-years-rose-parade-more-exciting-than-ever/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 17:11:12 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108655 Taking on a new job can be daunting for anyone. But when David Eads was selected as the new CEO of the Tournament of Roses (TOR) in 2016, he was charged with expanding the Rose Parade’s already-massive audience to include more millennials and ensure the popularity of the event for decades to come.  His first […]

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City increases security budget for New Year’s festivities https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/city-increases-security-budget-for-new-years-festivities/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/city-increases-security-budget-for-new-years-festivities/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:57 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108645 Security will once again be at an all-time high at the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Football Game due to the rise in global terrorism. And the cost of that protection is also rising. In November, the Pasadena City Council voted to increase its security budget for the festivities from $1.1 million to $1.5 […]

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Grand Marshal Chaka Khan brings the kids to watch history in the making at the 130th Rose Parade https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/grand-marshal-chaka-khan-brings-the-kids-to-watch-history-in-the-making-at-the-130th-rose-parade/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/grand-marshal-chaka-khan-brings-the-kids-to-watch-history-in-the-making-at-the-130th-rose-parade/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:47 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108634 Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter who has released 22 albums and 10 No. 1 Billboard charted songs over a 45-year career, will make history on New Year’s Day as grand marshal of the 130th Rose Parade. First, she will be the first African-American female entertainer to serve as grand marshal in the parade, […]

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Welcome to Pasadena 2018 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/welcome-to-pasadena-2018/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/welcome-to-pasadena-2018/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108575 LEADING THE WAY TOURNAMENT OF ROSES CEO DAVID EADS SAYS NEW ADDITIONS WILL MAKE THIS YEAR’S ROSE PARADE MORE EXCITING THAN EVER MUSIC MAN TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PRESIDENT GERALD FREENY BRINGS HIS MUSIC-DRIVEN SENSE OF JOY TO THE ROSE PARADE ‘A FAMILY AFFAIR’ GRAND MARSHAL CHAKA KHAN BRINGS THE KIDS TO WATCH HISTORY IN THE MAKING AT THE 130TH ROSE […]

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‘I feel honored to be chosen,’ says 101st Rose Queen Louise Deser Siskel https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/i-feel-honored-to-be-chosen-says-101st-rose-queen-louise-deser-siskel/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/i-feel-honored-to-be-chosen-says-101st-rose-queen-louise-deser-siskel/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:16 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108637 At first, it didn’t sink in that Tournament of Roses President Gerald  Freeny had just announced her name as the 101st Rose Queen during the yearly coronation held at the Pasadena Playhouse in late October. “I thought they announced someone else’s name,” Louise Deser Siskel explained on KTLA Channel 5 the morning after the ceremony. […]

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Ohio State and Washington to meet in classic Big Ten vs. Pac 12 Rose Bowl matchup https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/ohio-state-and-washington-to-meet-in-classic-big-ten-vs-pac-12-rose-bowl-matchup/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/ohio-state-and-washington-to-meet-in-classic-big-ten-vs-pac-12-rose-bowl-matchup/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108625 Home to many national championship games, the Rose Bowl this year resumes its tradition role as home to the Big Ten vs. Pac -2 championship game when the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes take on the No. 9 Washington Huskies on New Year’s Day. “No disrespect to the other bowl games, because they’re awesome, but […]

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Pre- and post-parade events the whole family can enjoy https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/pre-and-post-parade-events-the-whole-family-can-enjoy/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/12/27/pre-and-post-parade-events-the-whole-family-can-enjoy/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108622 Rose Parade Float Decoration Viewing Dec. 28 through 31 — See the Rose Parade floats being decorated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 30 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at Rosemont Pavilion. Tickets are $15 general admission, […]

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HOLIDAY GUIDE https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/holiday-guide/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/holiday-guide/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:40:20 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108121 KITSCH & BEYOND USE THIS GIFT GUIDE TO FIND QUIRKY PRESENTS THAT WILL PRODUCE SMILES & MEMORIES   TINY BUT MIGHTY PASADENA OFFICIALS PREDICT A BIG THURNOUT FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY   SPECIAL PLACES SPECIAL GIFTS FIND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY TREAT AT ONE OF GREATER PASADENA’S MANY SHOPPING DISTRICTS   HOLIDAY DINING YULETIDE MEALS AROUND […]

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Use this gift guide to find quirky presents that will produce smiles and memories https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/use-this-gift-guide-to-find-quirky-presents-that-will-produce-smiles-and-memories/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/use-this-gift-guide-to-find-quirky-presents-that-will-produce-smiles-and-memories/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:30:13 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108116 No man or child wants to get a set of shirts, ties or socks for Christmas. And no woman wants kitchen appliances. Thankfully, there’s plenty of unique alternatives for those looking to make gift-giving fun on that special morning, with lots of cool area stores ready to help you make fun memories. Here’s a guide […]

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Pasadena officials predict a big turnout for Small Business Saturday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/pasadena-officials-predict-a-big-turnout-for-small-business-saturday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/11/22/pasadena-officials-predict-a-big-turnout-for-small-business-saturday/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:20:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108106 This year’s holiday season couldn’t get here fast enough for some people, with radio stations eschewing tradition and playing Christmas tunes shortly after Halloween, not waiting for Thanksgiving.  That cheery music, it seems, then serves as a trigger for some stores to begin decorating their front windows with images of Santa Claus and Christmas ornaments. […]

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