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45 WAR HERO TO DANCE CELEBRITY

50 DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

J.R. Martinez is the 2012 Grand Marshal

The first Parade flyover: Jan. 1, 1912

49 BANDS, HORSES, DIGNITARIES AND FLOATS

63 SPIRIT OF THE WEST Don’t horse around with history

Here’s the “Just Imagine...” Parade lineup

Grand Marshal J.R. Martinez

PAGEANTRY

82 MEET THE 2012 ROSE QUEEN Drew Helen Washington

84 THE FASHIONABLE ROYAL COURT All dressed up for a photo shoot at Kidspace

GAME

102 THE MATCHUP Oregon vs. Wisconsin

104 THE DUCKS

Rose Queen Drew Helen Washington

112 ROSE BOWL ROSTER: OREGON

Oregon Ducks take flight under Chip Kelly

113 ROSE BOWL ROSTER: WISCONSIN

106 THE BADGERS

115 LaMICHAEL JAMES

Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema looks for a breakthrough win

Oregon’s embodiment of ‘unique excellence’

108 BY THE NUMBERS: OREGON 109 BY THE NUMBERS: WISCONSIN 110 THE ROSE BOWL Still the crown jewel of college football

116 MONTEE BALL Wisconsin’s scoring machine

118 BEWARE THE SCENERY A word to the coaches about the distractions of SoCal

120 UNDER CONSTRUCTION An elegant facelift for the Rose Bowl

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Oregon vs. Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl

DEPARTMENTS FEATURES 14 WHAT NEW TO DO IN 2012? Check out Go, Think and Play to find out.

20 SHOP THE BLOCK Stop at the shops in nearby Eagle Rock

10 EDITOR’S NOTE The editor discovers Kidspace

12 ABOUT THE COVER The path to the Coronation

27 IT’S LEATHER WEATHER See the best bags in town

124 SEEN

29 THE FUTURE IS HERE

128 INSIDER

Local imaginative innovators abound in education, art, music, food and floral design.

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A tribute to education, science and fun

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Kidspace Children’s Museum. I’ve read about it, edited calendar items and assigned photos to be taken of events there, but until we started looking around for an appropriate backdrop for the Rose Court fashion shoot for this edition of Pasadena’s Rose Magazine, I never had the occasion to visit. The Rose Parade theme, “Just Imagine...” had our staff thinking about creativity and imagination, and one bright reporter mentioned that Kidspace was packed with fun exhibits and outdoor spaces that show kids what there is to love about science. It would be a wonderful place to celebrate the theme while featuring the members of the Royal Court, she said. After all, the court is made up of local teenagers, who probably had field trips there when they were younger. That reporter was right. Kidspace was a wonderful location for the fashion photos of the Court. And it also was a perfect subject for our profiles of today’s innovators. (Those stories start on page 29.) Kidspace has bounced around town since it launched in 1979, but its best home is the current one, the former grounds of the Fannie E. Morrison Horticultural Center in Brookside Park. Morrison was a wealthy widow and philanthropist who loved flowers. In 1938, she paid for the construction of a series of greenhouses meant to be used for growing and showing flowers. According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, its use declined after World War II, and it suffered from neglect and several fires. Sponsors of Kidspace

Editor: Catherine Gaugh catherine.gaugh@sgvn.com Assistant Editor: Claudia S. Palma Designer: Amanda Keith Assistant Designers: Manuel Amaya, Steve Ohnersorgen Contributing Editors: Linda Alquist, Frank Girardot, Steve Hunt, Melissa Masatani, Jerry Rice, Larry Wilson Writers: Michael Davis, Brenda Gazzar , Catherine Gaugh, Frank Girardot, Linda Fields Gold, Richard Irwin, Rachel Luna, Jim McConnell, Michelle J. Mills, Steve Ramirez, Robert D. Thomas, Aram Tolegian, Brittany Wong Photographers: James Carbone, Leo Jarzomb, Walt Mancini, Watchara Phomicinda, Sarah Reingewirtz Photo Toning: Mark Quarles Online Editors: Daniel Tedford, daniel.tedford@sgvn.com Erick Gallindo, erick.gallindo@sgvn.com

Children’s Museum rehabilitated the old site, transforming the three remaining old buildings into light, open-air modern rooms, and adding a modern indoor climbing tower. The renovation preserved the wondrous gardens behind it, complete with arbors, gazebos, meandering walkways and waterfalls. Some of the most beautiful shots we took of the Queen and Princesses were staged outdoors, with the gardens as a background. The image on this page of the seven members of the Court marching together was taken along a path of wisteria vines and tall columns reminiscent of Greek architecture. On another note: We offer congratulations to Grand Marshal J.R. Martinez. At 19, he was badly burned by a fire ignited by a landmine in Iraq, but recovered to have a second chance at life. And what a life! An actor, he won the latest “Dancing with the Stars” competition this fall despite twisting his ankle in a rehearsal just before the final dance-off. On Nov. 1, he was named Grand Marshal of the Rose Parade. He has been featured on the cover of People. Now Martinez shares his story with us, starting on page 45. Best wishes to all for a happy new year!

Catherine

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900 — The number of young women trying out for a spot on the Rose Court over a few weeks in September. 35 — The number of finalists selected from the larger group, announced Oct. 6. 7 — The number of young women selected to be members of the 2012 Royal Court, presented Oct. 10. 1 — The member of the Court chosen Rose Queen, announced Oct. 18. It’s Drew Helen Washington of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. “I actually didn’t even hear my name being called” because there were so many people from her school yelling their support, Queen Drew said. Tournament of Roses President Richard Jackson made it official at the Oct. 27 coronation ceremony, placing on her head the Mikimoto crown, which features six carats of diamonds and 600 pearls. — Catherine Gaugh

PHOTOGRAPHER: Walt Mancini LOCATION: Pasadena Convention Center

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GO What’s more important to you — great art or good friends? In the International Tony Award-winning play “Art,” a group of friends have to set their own priorities. Their quandary begins when one of them spends a small fortune on a controversial painting. The debate heats up as each friend faces the consequences of following his own taste in art. “Art” was written by “God of Carnage” playwright Yasmina Reza. The international hit will be directed by David Lee, who has won nine Emmys. Lee has directed many of The Playhouse’s biggest hits, including “Can Can,” “Light Up the Sky” and “Camelot.” Jan. 24-Feb. 19. Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. 626-356-7529,

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PAINTING WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR

In an outdoor spectacle in the Arroyo Seco Richard Jackson will fly and crash a remote-controlled, model military jet plane filled with paint into a wall. The Jan. 21 performance and the resulting artwork relate to the upcoming site-specific interactive exhibit, “Richard Jackson: Accidents in Abstract Painting, The Armory,” that will open Feb. 11 at the Armory Center for the Arts. By creating a new series of pieces in the form of colorful toy guns and cannons that playfully spurt and shoot paint onto the gallery walls, the artist takes action painting to the next level. Performance, Jan. 21. Exhibit, Feb. 11-May 12. Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. 626792-5101, armoryarts.org

NEW THEATER, OLD FAVORITE

Pasadena’s newest theater company A Noise Within presents Michael Frayn’s joyfully out-of-control British farce “Noises Off.” Prone to personal drama, a bumbling troupe of veteran thespians ready themselves for the world premiere of a new play with the auspicious title “Nothing On.” In the process, they bring the house down — quite literally. Don’t forget to check out A Noise Within’s new state-of-the-art theater. Jan 6-15. A

Noise Within, 3352 E. Foothill Blvd. 626-356-3100, anoisewithin.org

AFRICAN RHYTHM

Spirit of Uganda brings to life the sounds and movements of East Africa. The performance features melodic standing drums, dramatic choreography, bright, layered rhythms and call-andresponse vocals. Jan. 27, 8 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave. 626-395-4652 events. caltech.edu

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PLACIDO DOMINGO ON STAGE Legendary tenor turned baritone and artistic director of the Los Angeles Opera Placido Domingo will play the lead role in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. It is a sad historical drama set in the 1300s’ Genoa, Italy. There’s no laughs, just tears, beautiful music, and a chance to see in performance one of the grandest stars of Los Angeles and the world. Feb. 11- March 4. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N.

Grand Ave., Los Angeles. www.laopera.com

GOING FOR ‘THE TREATMENT’ The Theatre at Boston Court in collaboration with Theatre Movement Bazaar offers the world premiere of “The Treatment,” an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s story, “Ward 6.” In this movementbased fantasy, a physician in a remote mental hospital becomes friends with a philosophical lunatic. When the doctor’s world is turned upside down, the prescription is to make him a patient. The work studies powerful people and their captives with ironic humor, song and dance. Feb. 25-March 25. The Theatre at Boston Court, 70 N. Mentor Ave.

MAHLER AS A PROJECT

The flowers will barely have been stripped from the Rose Parade floats before the Los Angeles Philharmonic begins its own mammoth undertaking known as the “Mahler Project.” Music Director Gustavo Dudamel will lead the L.A. Phil and his Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in 17 performances of Mahler’s nine symphonies from Jan. 13 through Feb. 4 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Shrine Auditorium. The sweeping enterprise will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of the great Austrian composer-conductor Gustav Mahler. Dudamel will lead every performance. The Bolivars will play four of the symphonies, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will play four, and the two ensembles will combine and join with more 800 choristers and eight soloists for the Symphony No. 8 on Feb. 4 at the Shrine Auditorium. Jan. 13 -Feb.14. Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, $70-$163; Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles. $38$100. 323-850-2000; www.laphil.com.

CONSUMMATE FOLK MUSIC Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen are consummate folk performers, combining their original songs with some gems from friends as well as traditional music. Their shows include stories about the songs, and anecdotes from their travels, and the audiences they draw tend to feel like a gathering of friends. Presented by the Caltech Folk Music Society. Feb. 25., 8 p.m., $15. 626-395-4652. folkmusic.caltech.edu

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James P. Eisenstein, the Roshek Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Caltech lectures on “Electrons in Flatland.� The stage is Flatland, a simple plane surface, and the actors mere electrons. The drama that unfolds will include bizarre phenomena such as fractional charges, electrons bound to the voids between other electrons and even the idea that such craziness will lead us to a new means of computation. Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, Caltech, 332 S. Michigan Ave. 626-395-4652. events.caltech.edu

EVERYMAN READER’S THEATER It is 1485, and God sends an all too eager “Death� to bring “Everyman� to Judgment. Everyman is completely surprised, and pleads for time to put his “Book of Reckoning� in order. Lance Davis is featured in this thought-provoking and charming Parson’s Nose Reader’s Theater Production. Jan. 28, 7 p.m., and Jan. 29, 2 p.m., at the Lineage Performing Arts Center, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave. Free, but donations are welcome. www. parsonsnose. com or 626-403-7667. Bonus: Two Moliere one-act comedies, “The Ridiculous Young Ladies� and “The Flying Doctor� will be featured at Feb. 25, 7 p.m., and Feb. 26, 2 p.m., at the Lineage.

EXPANDING OUR VIEW OF THE STARS

Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s lecture series will begin the new year with “Revealing the Hidden Universe: Translating Data into Imagery.â€? When we look up into the night sky, we can see just a hint of the wonders of the universe. We extend our vision with telescopes that can see farther and record colors beyond the visible spectrum. Robert Hurt, visualization scientist from the Caltech/Spitzer Science Center, will help us understand how we transform data from JPL missions, including the Spitzer Space Telescope, into images everyone can understand. Jan. 19, 7 p.m., The von KĂĄrmĂĄn Auditorium at JPL, 4800 Oak Grove Drive. Jan. 20, 7 p.m., The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd. 818-354-0112. jpl.nasa.gov

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Bookworms: A Free Storytelling Program, recommended for ages 3-6, is presented at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. This indoor-outdoor program lets children and families explore the Arboretum Library and its great story trees while enjoying plant and nature stories and a take-home craft. “It Blooms Every Year: Aloes” on Jan. 4 and 18, at 10 a.m., and Jan. 21., 2 p.m. “Let Us Have Lettuce: Winter Gardening” will be presented on Feb. 1 and 15, 10 a.m., and Feb. 18., 2 p.m., Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. 626-821-3222. arboretum.org

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The Pasadena Symphony Association and The Americana at Brand present a free interactive event where children can learn about musical instruments and orchestras. The Pasadena Symphony Association’s Musical Circus is for children 3-8 years of age and will begin with the instrument “petting zoo” where youngsters can toot flutes, blow trumpets, pluck violins and cellos and bang on percussion instruments. A performance with a guest musician will begin shortly after the petting zoo. Jan. 22., 1 to

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When Craig Powell decamped to the Eastside from downtown six years ago, he took with him a client roster that includes a set of Stevens (Soderbergh and Spielberg) and a fresh, European-minded floral aesthetic. Since then, Powell’s made a home for himself in this hood, creating prom corsages for high school seniors who, years later, have hired the haute horticulturist to supply blooms for their weddings. “I’m just a kid that loves to play in dirt, so I couldn’t be happier,” Powell said, as he buzzed around his botanical boutique, Pollen, a 1,200-square-foot space filled with orchids, flowers, succulents, cacti and various other life forms. Lately, Powell’s been championing the tillandsia caput-medusae and the similarly die-hard dischidia, air plants he talks up as the house plants of the future for their unfussy maintenance and suitability to the California climate. Pollen’s orchids are of particular note, sourced from a greenhouse in Hawaii that Powell flies to at least once a year in order to coax and check up on clones. The shop carries ready-made gifts, too, from undergrad-friendly Grobal self-watering planters to eco cubes filled with African dwarf frogs. Artfully arranged terrariums brim with life and come in various shapes and sizes; some hang in glass droplets, while Wardian case and apothecary varieties sit on rough-hewn tables sourced from salvaged wood and crafted by Powell himself. In the future, the florist has his nose on creating French-perfume roses in homage to homegrown floral legend Jacob Maarse. But first, he’s adding new edibles to Pollen’s own label of home goods, including all-natural salad dressings and rich, buttery Spanish olive oils made for dipping.

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Colorado Wine Company

With most bottles hovering around the $25 mark and a staff with an uncanny ability to render hard-to-parse wine speak into plain English, Jennifer Morgan and John Nugent’s Colorado Wine Company is populist and pretense-free, a neighborly bottle shopslash-wine bar after your own heart. Sure, they’ve got their staple cabs and chards, but they take a certain pride in shelving off-the-beaten-path varietals and littleguy labels in their sip shop. “We like wines that don’t tick off a box,” Morgan said. “It’s really enjoyable to show people wine it never would have occurred to them to take a chance on, like a Hungarian wine or an Austrian red.” Case in point: a Moric Blaufrankisch that Morgan describes as a mildly herbaceous light red.

Smaller production wineries repped in the racks include Black Sheep Finds, a Santa-Barbara-based winery whose Hocus Pocus and Holus Bolus syrahs get snapped up as soon as they’re delivered. Wine accessories stray from chi-chi crystal decanters, striking a balance between functional and funny, like Han Solo ice trays and chocolate molds poached straight from Jabba the Hutt. On any given night, newcomers, returning winos and the occasional Oxy senior with a precocious palate sidle up for the shop’s tasting flights or red or white by the glass. And if it’s not wine they’re after, there’s a back fridge full of brewskis. (Hops to it: CoWineCo’s sudsy sister shop, Sunset Beer Company, opened in Echo Park in September.)

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Alice found Wonderland down a rabbit hole, but Leanna Lin’s found a bit of it on Eagle Rock Boulevard, in a sugar-coated studio/ art gallery/shop that’s made shoppers squeal “kawaii!” (“cute” in Japanese) since opening more than a year ago. “It’s perfect for me. Even in high school, when everyone else was going to parties, I’d be in galleries,” said Lin, a jewelry designer whose outsized sense of whimsy all but demanded a space. Walls bathed in Wonderland’s signature magenta and green serve as a backdrop to a 5024 Eagle Rock Blvd. Los Angeles candy-colored inventory of Japanese toys and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdaylocally made fashion accessories and original Friday; 11-6 p.m. Saturday; art, like Unicorn Crafts’ sweets-inspired Noon-5 p.m. Sunday; shrinky dink jewelry and Axelhoney’s fanciful closed Monday. 323-550-1332 illustrations. leannalinswonderland.com There are cute-overload curios like Momiji message dolls packed in takeout cartons and enough blind boxes to drive a collector mad. (No swapping Tokidoki x Marvel Frenzie boxes if you get Dr. Octopus in yours instead of Dr. Doom.) Huggable, handcrafted Kauzbots make good-hearted gifts — each plush robot represents a different cause (childhood cancer, autism) and 10 percent of sales go to a related charity. On top shelves, color-coordinated vintage glassware mix with ceramic animal tchotchkes, lovingly plucked from local flea markets by Lin’s mom, Mae Mei Fong. For jewelry-making play dates, a centralized counter space brims with baubles and beads, including a few choice vintage cast-offs from Lin’s own jewelry line. And every month, a new artist gets the Wonderland treatment: their art on a gallery wall, their prints, T-shirts or jewelry for sale and a pop-up art show where munchies-inclined art aficionados spill out the door, queuing up into lines for visiting food trucks like Lake Street Creamery, Don Chow Tacos and Frysmith. 24 | ROSE | PARADE 2012


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Letters from L.A. Sasha Martinus makes no bones about her Eastside affiliation. Since opening Letters from LA in the spring, the FIDM grad from Oklahoma has played curator of a carefully composed boutique heavy on local lines. “I really can’t imagine being anywhere else in Los Angeles” she says, sipping tea under the white glow of a neon Eastside sign. On a recent afternoon, Martinus was on a mission to find favorites, sifting through a rack full of smartly detailed dresses and slouchy sweaters. Her fingers fell upon organic pieces from Highland Park-based popomomo and a shapeshifting bandage skirt from Pasadena native Simone Gonzalez’s line, Pleasure Doing Business. With a collector’s zeal, Martinus pulled out a pair of decidedly non-mom jean-like denim from L.A.based line Mother. There’s a continental drift to the selection, too, from structured boots from Aussie favorite Strummer to light, leather handbags by Netherlands-based designer Ellen Truijen. Martinus then made a beeline to a redwood cabinet that encases an expanding collection of jewelry, including bronze pieces that reference Native-American mythology from Mt. Washington’s Nikki Montoya and jagged statement pieces rendered with recycled metals and semi-precious stones by San Francisco’s Voce Keen. On a center table, a spare Remington typewriter played a set piece among letterpress stationary, Moshi Moshi retro handsets for smartphones, candles and colorful reproductions of Bauer pottery pet bowls. The selling of the latter is left to resident shop dog Bailey. “Whenever he’s in, he’s got to work!” Martinus says of the pup. But Bailey would have none of it; he continued to lounge on the footstool of a cream-colored armchair.

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Tiffany & Co. 68 W. Colorado Blvd. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 626-793-7424; www.tiffany.com

Richard Lambertson and John Truex are the design directors of the Tiffany Leather Collection. At right, Tiffany Genevieve ostrich satchel in light walnut, $4,900.

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The name Tiffany & Co. is synonymous with luxury, which stretches across the company’s glitz and gems to encompass a line of accessories. The Tiffany Leather Collection includes clutches, handbags and totes, as well as wallets, coin purses, gloves and men’s accessories with prices ranging from $50 to (gasp!) $17,500. Richard Lambertson and John Truex are design directors for the line, launched in fall 2010. “It’s a full collection for men and women that expresses a diverse assortment,” said Truex. “It’s not just about a bag.” What makes the Tiffany Leather Collection stand out is its fashion colors: rich jewel-toned items with bold accents and metallic highlights in the same hue. Leopard prints were new this fall, and exotics, such as crocodile and ostrich, are presented in the same bold tones. “Our design process is simple,” Truex said. “Richard and I work together very

closely on every aspect and angle of the collection. We start by talking about what we’re seeing. “Our muses and inspirations are our friends and the colleagues we work with. Our inspiration comes from the modern women that we meet and know today, and that’s what shapes the collections of tomorrow.” The men sit in the design studio to share their sketches, pinning them up on the walls next to fabric and leather swatches. Truex compares it to setting out puzzle pieces and then putting them together to create a pleasing scene. The hardest part is that the designers usually work two seasons ahead, producing a fall and spring collection each year. They look at this fall’s trends to help predict what will be popular for next autumn. This fall, the hottest style in the collection has been Genevieve, a tophandle satchel ($4,900). Luxe grain leather

made it an instant sophisticated classic and it boasts a seasonal leopard print. Another popular look is the Vivian clutch ($995$1,295), which has pleated leather set in playful frame designs. Traditionally, smaller bags and clutches are favored by women who want to keep things more compact. Having a removable shoulder strap is a plus, Truex said, as it takes the clutch from office to luncheon. Medium-sized and large bags will always be in demand for working women who need to carry everything for the day. “Big bags are not out. Small bags are not out. What is important is diversity,” Truex said. In spring, the Tiffany Leather Collection will keep the focus on being useful, but also turn on the fun with new designs and playful colors. “It’s about as fresh as a flower coming up,” Truex said. “It’s bright, it’s cheerful and it will bring a smile to many faces.” R

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already a destination for antiquers and people looking for vintage things because of PCC and the Rose Bowl swap meets.” The purses all hail from a “friend of a friend” on the East Coast who collects secondhand and vintage designer bags. “They brought us a large selection and we looked through and pulled out stuff that we felt fit with our collection, with our store and our clientele,” Metz said. “We picked colors that we thought fit. There’s a lot of mustards and we have an incredible brown velvet Chanel quilted bag that’s actually a backpack.”

A vintage Valentino clutch and more at The Loved One in Pasadena.

The purses range in price from $300 to $1,000. In addition to purses and lingerie collections, TLO offers everything vintage, from hair barrettes to dresses. It also features a line of dress shoes by Seychelles, a Los Angeles-based company. R

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THE SHELVES OF THE LOVED ONE in Pasadena are now plush with vintage designer purses in styles from clutch to backpack and everything in between. Having the perfect bag to complete an outfit is somewhat of a mission for TLO owners Hannah Metz and Elvia Lahman, who opened the store in June. Metz, a New Yorker originally from Pasadena, and Lahman, of Altadena, met while working in the vintage department of American Apparel. While on buying trips together, they would talk about owning their own business. TLO began as a vintage wholesale company in 2009, and the women quickly started designing their own collection of lingerie. Later, with financing through Kickstarter, a donation drive website, they were able to open the Pasadena store. “Pasadena is so pedestrian-friendly, compared to the rest of Los Angeles,” Metz said. “It’s


INNOVATORS: LEARNING

innovators: learning

Parker Wright, 18 months, of Thousand Oaks climbs through Kidspace Children’s Museum.

Kidspace plants seeds for science

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Within sight of the Rose Bowl is a place where creativity and learning is nurtured so that children may develop a passion for science. Kidspace Children’s Museum was first located on the campus of Caltech in 1979, and had several homes after that before its Brookside Park site was ready in 2005. Inside Kidspace, there are many ways to play scientist. At the Shake Zone station, children push large tectonic plates together to create their own earthquakes. At Bugsy’s Diner, they learn which insects are OK to eat by reading a Creature Cuisine menu on a chalkboard. Then there’s the real life, and well-contained, beehive. Outside is the Interpretive Arroyo, a minimodel of the Pasadena site, complete with softly moving water and native plants. There’s also a fish and turtle pond and a large spider web to climb. “The ideal exhibit is something that has multiPARADE 2012 | ROSE | 29


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Michael Shanklin, CEO of Kidspace Children’s Museum, and Yvonne Chavez Lombardi, education director, discuss the details of the museum’s plans for their Physics Forest.

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generational appeal because, even though we do focus on children, we have an obligation to provide an environment where families can learn together,” said Michael Shanklin, the museum’s chief executive officer. “What we say at the museum is that if science makes it to the dinner table, we’ve done our job.” Staff members seek to inspire both children and adults so they will continue conversations about science, math, art and other subjects at home. “Kids are little scientists because they are discovering, they are experimenting, they are hypothesizing, and they are going through this process not knowing where it’s going to take them,” said Yvonne Chavez Lombardi, director of education and community initiatives. Kidspace also is involved in outreach education and has partnerships with other venues, such as Art Center College of Design. One joint project included Art Center students working with children to create and test model cars. “The more we can show Kidspace Children’s Museum, how these 480 N. Arroyo Blvd. $10 matters are admission. 626-449-9144. www.kidspacemuseum.org fully integrated in real life, the more we help set young people up for success as they think later about their careers,” Shanklin said. Usually, subjects such as robotics and space are geared to children older than the Kidspace crowd, but JPL and Caltech have embraced the opportunity to introduce toddlers to science with space and robotics summer camps. Kidspace will be opening a new Physics Forest this summer. It will have an outdoor setting under a canopy of trees and feature 13 exhibits and three learning areas for demonstrations in physics. The exploration stations will include Lift Yourself Up Pulleys, where children can compare the effort needed to lift themselves off the ground using different pulleys; the Magnetic Pendulum, where visitors use small magnets to make a large metal cylinder swing; and the Tennis Ball Launcher, where children and their parents use air pressure to shoot tennis balls as high as they can. “It will be a real joy to see it come to fruition, to see how the kids interact,” Lombardi said. Kidspace demonstrates how science applies to life outside of the classroom and gives children a sense of clarity and confidence about scientific subjects. “We make science less scary for kids,” Lombardi said. R


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Art invention

Things that could be Story by MICHELLE J. MILLS Photos by WALT MANCINI

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A strange object stands in the corner of the neat dining room in artist Dave Lovejoy’s Pasadena Craftsman home. It is “Introspector,” a lie detector/ time machine, which is actually an assemblage artwork made of gauges, tubes and coils of wire. Nearby is “Writer’s Block,” a case boasting an old typewriter, a word die and an assortment of other odd cast-off metal parts. In the 100-year-old garage is “Mystic Trunk,” an old steamer trunk turned transporter. Lovejoy quips that he isn’t sure if it travels geographically or chronologically. The artist’s creations beautifully blur the line between creative genius and mad science. “I use pieces of machines that have

Dave Lovejoy Art. 626-660-6381. www.lovejoyart. com

already served their initial purpose,” he said. “I want my machines to look like they should do something and don’t.” His assemblage is also a way to preserve mechanics of the past. He may change the piece’s function, but the intricacies of its mechanical workings are left intact, maintaining the fascination and value of how things were done in days gone by. Lovejoy spends his time poking through the collection of items in his studio and seeing how different objects look together. He usually passes by the art supply store in favor of the hardware store when scouring for materials. He also spends time at estate sales, swap meets and city streets.

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AT TOP: Untitled art work. ABOVE: Lovejoy’s “Rover.” LEFT: Lovejoy’s “Zoetropoe.”

AT TOP: Lovejoy with his time time-travel art piece titled, “The Mystic Trunk.” Above is a detail of that piece. RIGHT: Lovejoy’s “Writer’s Block.”

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“I am by nature a pack rat and I scavenge for things,” Lovejoy said. “I work in a building downtown that has an alley that’s constantly giving me gifts. And I live in Pasadena, which once a week has sidewalks full of old furniture and things like that. I go through life and when something catches my eye, I pick it up.” In some ways, Lovejoy’s art is a legacy. His grandfather was a carpenter and an apartment manager. When tenants moved out, they often left broken items behind, which he would put in his garage with plans to fix them later. As a child, Lovejoy relished every opportunity to look through the piles of discarded items. “I have a similar respect for old machinery and the patina of use of old things,” he said. “Say there’s some old chair that’s been around 50 or 60 years. The arms are worn, but it can’t be replicated. I want to honor that or feature it in a way.” Lenses could be called Lovejoy’s signature, as they show up in most of his work and are sometimes the entire piece. He has gained notice for his installations consisting solely of hundreds of magnifying glasses, such as

“Bouble Vision,” which was shown at the Majestical Roof in Pasadena, and “Bouble Vision — Through the Looking Glass,” which is at the top of the escalator at Glendale City Center in Glendale as part of a Glendale Area Temporary Exhibitions project. “The fun thing is you can use a lens to focus on something and call attention to it, but also by distorting the focus, putting it out of focus, you can obscure things as well,” Lovejoy said. “So you can have something that looks like the focal point, yet the image within is foggy and not clear. I enjoy playing with lenses in that way.” Lovejoy was a ceramic artist when he and his wife Vera moved into their home six years ago. He soon realized the home’s old wiring system couldn’t support kilns. Updating the electricity would take months, so he looked over his collection of gears, lenses and other items and began putting them together with some of his finished work. “Once I saw that people were interested in it, I started encapsulating that and creating little environments that I could take to a gallery and show someone,” Lovejoy said. R

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Metro and the Construction Authority agree to Master Cooperative and Funding Agreements, making way for the Foothill Extension to break ground

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Design phase of the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa and pre-construction activities

Construction completion on track for 2015 The Foothill Extension light rail extension from Pasadena to Azusa is well underway and will be completed in 2015. Design teams are hard at work engineering the mainline tracks, streetlevel crossings, bridges, stations and more. The first major component of the Pasadena to Azusa extension to move from design to construction is the I-210 Gold Line Bridge, Habib F. Balian, CEO under construction along Metro Gold Line the eastbound I-210 Foothill Extension Freeway between Baldwin Construction and Santa Anita Avenues. Authority The bridge is designed as a “Gateway to the San Gabriel Valley” and is being built by Skanska USA, the design-build contractor hired by the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority – the agency overseeing the project. The Construction Authority will oversee more than $535 million in design-build contracts to complete the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa, which is expected to generate nearly $1 billion in business revenues, $40 million in tax revenues and create nearly 7,000 jobs for the region during construction alone. This significant undertaking requires a talented and experienced team – both at the Construction Authority and to support them. “The Construction Authority is fortunate to work with world-class contractors as we plan, design and build the Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa,” says Habib F. Balian, CEO of the Construction Authority. “Two prime examples are Hill International and Skanska USA.” Hill International is the Construction Authority’s Program Management Consultant, responsible for providing day to day staffing of a wide range of project experts; while Skanska USA was hired to design and build the I-210 Gold Line Bridge. Built over an active freeway, and designed with iconic features by a world-renowned artist, this bridge project is like no other. Stay updated on the progress of this important project: www.foothillextension.org.

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Project completion. Construction Authority hands project over to Metro for pre-revenue operations

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innovators: music & science

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Even as he fingers a down home tune on his fiddle, Mark Indictor’s thoughts may be reaching to the faraway parts of the universe. The Los Angeles resident is among a surprisingly not-sounique group of people who deftly blend their passions for science and art. “It’s amazing how many musicians are engineers and scientists,” Indictor said. “There seems to be a similarity in the thought process for music and engineering. To understand the structure of music is kind of an engineering process. Music has time, there’s structure, there’s harmonic theory.” Indictor worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 2003-2007 and left for a job closer to home. He wasn’t happy, so he went back to JPL in March 2010 as senior staff software systems engineer. He is responsible for the Mission Data Processing and Control System, also known as Legacy, that is being used for the first time on the Mars Science Laboratory mission that launched in November. The Legacy System takes the data received from space by the Deep Space Network and interprets, catalogs and stores it for scientists and engineers to use in monitoring and working with the mission’s spacecraft and rover. Over the years, Indictor has also played fiddle in numerous bands, including Border Radio, Eddie Baytos & the Nervis Brothers and Hot Lips and Fingertips. He has spent the past two years in the bluegrass group, Susie Glaze & the Hilonesome Band. Indictor grew up in Burbank and began playing fiddle when he was 6. His father was a pianist, who dropped out of conducting school at Juilliard to start a family. “I was a geeky little kid,” Indictor said. “I had a patch over one eye and glasses and probably had a runny nose from time to time. I liked ‘Mr. Wizard’ and I played

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around with locks and electricity. I would go down and buy switches and lightbulbs and batteries.” After high school, he got a job as a singing and fiddling waiter at the Great American Food and Beverage Co. in Los Angeles. Later he attended UCLA, taking three courses his first quarter — physics, calculus and computer science. Overwhelmed, he eventually dropped out of school, but his passion for engineering led him to day jobs in the science industry. “I’ve always been a space junkie,” he said. “I love the fact that we’re actually landing on another planet.” Indictor waxes poetic on the immensity of the universe, stating that the more we look outward with science, the more we see inward. In physics, we talk in terms of charm, spin, possibility, things that are not quantifiable and things that change when you look at them. That starts sounding like metaphysics and, in turn, leads to God. This spirituality rings true in Indictor’s musical life as well.

“When I play a solo, my consciousness almost becomes tunnel vision around the music as it’s coming out of me, and all of a sudden it’s no longer me playing the music, the music plays me. “That doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it’s the perfection of creation,” Indictor said. Music has its problems, of course: temperamental musicians, poor pay, odd schedules and unappreciative audiences, all which remind Indictor how good it is to have a regular day job, especially one filled with the technical aspects on which he thrives. Yet, for Indictor, music and science have more in common than most people think. “In music, you’re just trying to express an emotion or bring a feeling to someone or yourself and when it happens beautifully, it’s like a perfect moment. The same thing happens when you find an elegant solution to a technical problem. There’s something perfect about it. You get the same kind of feeling.” R PARADE 2012 | ROSE | 35


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A song for

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Jeff Oster first studied science — biology, to be specific — but left that for music. Now he blends the two. The trumpet and flugelhorn player released “Saturn Calling” for his 2007 album, “True” (Resto Records). The tune features the sound of Saturn’s auroras as recorded by the Cassini spacecraft, and it won the 2008 Independent Music Award for Best New Age Song. Oster, who composes a majority of his music with a computer, was working on a particularly heroicsounding piece he had temporarily dubbed “Sounds of Saturn” and decided to do an Internet search for the title. “I went to Google and I typed in ‘sounds of Saturn’ and what came back was the recording that the Cassini spacecraft did of those auroras of the planet,” Oster said. “It sounded like wind, and I thought it was just a super-cool background. I downloaded them and put them in the song.” The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, which involves the Cassini spacecraft and Huygens Titan Probe. JPL manages the mission for NASA and designed, developed and assembled the Cassini spacecraft. The probe and spacecraft

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were launched from Earth on Oct. 15, 1997, and are still exploring the universe. All planets in our solar system produce radio signals and, in April 2002, Cassini was 234 million miles away from Saturn — close enough to collect the signals of the ringed planet’s auroras with its radio and plasma wave science instrument. The auroras, as Oster describes, sound like an eerie wind. When the album was released, with the tune now called “Saturn Calling,” Oster began working on its publicity with a public relations company that had a relationship with JPL, which led to JPL posting his song on its website. Then in 2009, he had the honor of playing it live to accompany a montage of Cassini images during a celebration for the people who worked on the mission. Space and its exploration have longed intrigued humans. From Christopher Columbus to today’s astronauts, humans yearn to discover new worlds, Oster says. Space is especially interesting because, while we can all admire the heavens, very few of us will ever experience them personally. We travel to the new worlds through our scientists. “The concept of taking a piece of metal and sending it 300 million miles away and putting it in orbit

around some planet and taking a bunch of pictures and having the pictures come back is so mindboggling to me in terms of the technology of it,” Oster said. “The creativity of it is incredibly profound. It’s inspiring and we all benefit from it.” Oster later used sounds from the Large Hadron Collider experiments in his tune, “Particles of God,” which is available as a MP3 single. The Large Hadron Collider is a particle accelerator in Switzerland, and is being used to find Higgs boson, or what scientists call the “God Particle.” The particles within the accelerator move too quickly to photograph, so scientists use sound to represent the decay of their explosions. “Creating music and science and space exploration are all the processes of the discovery of the unknown,” Oster said. “When I make a song, it’s something that’s inside that I endeavor to capture using music composition to make it real and bring it into this world. “It’s the same thing with science. When you look at a star or a planet and you want to know what’s on the planet, you have no idea. So you go inside to create something to bring it into this world.” R

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First: The freshest vegetables Story by MICHAEL DAVIS

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The Royce at the Langham Huntington Hotel, 1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave. 626 -585-6410. www.roycela.com

David Feau is the executive chef at The Royce at The Langham Huntington Hotel. TOP LEFT: Ocean trout with cabbage. TOP MIDDLE: Lobster with curry squash. TOP RIGHT: Tofu with beets.

From the seeds of a quaint garden on the grounds of the luxurious Langham Huntington Hotel, to the tables of The Royce restaurant, Chef David Feau performs his culinary craft with passion and precision. “I do not work,” he said. “I perform every day. It’s like being on a stage. The rush and excitement of new challenges and how each day is different than the next is what I enjoy the most.” The son of a farmer in France, Feau (pronounced “fay-o”) has long been fascinated with fresh produce and the endless combinations he could create. This culinary foundation — combined with California’s climate and bounty of fresh produce — lends itself to Chef Feau’s philosophy of emphasizing seasonality in creating his menus. “It’s always vegetable first, because the season is moving,” he said. “A beef is a beef and a lamb is a lamb. What you’re going to serve with it is what’s important. The seasons move fast and year after year, it’s different.”

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Not all innovation has to dramatically change the world. Sometimes it can simply make it a more beautiful place. Jacob Maarse was a talented florist who not only brought new ideas to Pasadena, but also was an integral part of the Rose Parade. He opened Jacob Maarse Florists in 1966 and created the Rose Queen and Court’s bouquets, as well as provided roses for many of the parade’s floats over the years. Maarse died on Dec. 22, 2010, at age 82. The 2012 Tournament of Roses Directors’ Trophy is dedicated in his honor. “When he started, the design in this country was pretty standard,” said his son, Hank Maarse. “It was carnations, a few roses, gladiolas, baby’s breath. He brought in different flowers, Dutch flowers and a more European style that a lot of people hadn’t seen before.” Hank Maarse, now the president of Jacob Maarse Florists, credits his father’s success to his passion for blooms. Money wasn’t Jacob Maarse’s priority; instead, his focus was on the quality and variety of flowers he could offer. In addition to flowers from around the world, he also incorporated roses from his own garden into his designs. Maarse’s Sierra Madre yard currently boasts about 2,800 rose bushes. There are very few florists who grow their own roses, he says. There are several varying stories about how Jacob Maarse


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started his garden. One is that he originally bought 100 rose bushes for his wife, Clara, as a birthday present. Another story was that a bride wanted garden roses for her wedding on Catalina Island, but as roses didn’t ship well, his father planted some of his own to contribute. Both stories continue with Maarse bringing some of his cut blooms into his shop and placing them in bowls. Customers began asking for them. “Greenhouse roses don’t have a fragrance,” Maarse said. But his father’s garden roses did. As demand grew, the elder Maarse planted more bushes. “I think he probably started with 200 plants, and then it kept growing and growing,” said Maarse, who is keeping his father’s legacy flourishing both in Sierra Madre and at the florist shop. When the garden is in season, 300 to

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400 stems are cut each day, comprising 50 percent of the roses used by Jacob Maarse Florists during their bloom time. “As soon as we prune them, everybody gets sad because we won’t have them for three months,” Maarse said. Jacob’s favorite flower was originally the tulip, but after he planted rose bushes, they became his favorite.

Hank’s preferences, however, change with the season. He likes tulips and garden roses, as well as lilies because of their longevity and hues. He predicts that lilies will be the hot flower for 2012, and adds that a highlight will be a new variety, Gluwien, with peach petals that make it the first Oriental Lily of that color. R

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J.R. Martinez — Wounded warrior. Actor. Veteran’s advocate. Motivational speaker. TV dancing star. and now

Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade Even after a starring role Martinez considers this his on “All My Children,” making second chance at life. As a U.S. the cover of People magazine and army infantryman in Karbala, ultimately winning TV’s “Dancing Iraq, eight years prior, Martinez with the Stars,” Jose Rene “J.R.” found himself trapped in a blazing Martinez worries he could be Humvee after the vehicle he was the least known grand marshal driving struck a land mine. He had to preside over the iconic Rose been deployed to Iraq less than a Parade. month. With predecessors such as Assuming he was about to die, he John Wayne, Carol Burnett and visualized his mother, Maria Zavala, Mickey Mouse, the former U.S. being handed an American flag Army soldier-turned actor who was as is customary at military burials. severely burned in 2003 by a land He then saw an image of a girl in mine feels he has some big shoes a dress that he recognized from to fill. photos as his sister Anabel. “Not a lot of people know who Anabel was 7 when she died in J.R. Martinez is, which is fine,” the their mother’s native El Salvador 28-year-old Los Angeles resident before the 4-year-old Martinez told a small audience in front of the could meet her. Tournament House on Nov. 1. “But “My sister literally spoke to me I believe with this opportunity, it’s and told me I was going to be OK going to give me even more of a because Mom needed me,” he “... I believe with this opportunity, it’s going to give me even more of a platform to share with platform to share with the world said. the world who I am and what I’ve been able to who I am and what I’ve been able overcome and what I stand for.” As soon as that image faded, to overcome and what I stand for.” Martinez was pulled up out of the Since that day, Martinez’s fame vehicle and rescued, only to lapse has exploded. into a coma for three weeks. More than 40 percent of his The lithe ex-soldier with an electric personality went body had been burned. When he awoke and saw himself on to jive, samba and freestyle his way to win the coveted in the mirror for the first time, he was stunned. Mirror Ball Trophy on the 13th season of “Dancing with At that moment, he said, he wished he hadn’t made it the Stars.” out of Iraq alive. Despite suffering from a twisted ankle, he emerged “(I was) thinking to myself, I’m 19 years old now; victorious in ABC’s popular TV competition with dance how am I going to live in this world being completely partner Karina Smirnoff in a riveting finale that pitted him disfigured? How am I going to live a productive life?” against Rob Kardashian and former talk show host Ricki Martinez had 33 surgeries and remained in recovery at Lake. a San Antonio medical center for nearly three years. He is People magazine, in another major tribute, also named largely who he is today, he said, because of the love and the motivational speaker and veterans’ advocate as one of support he was shown by his mother and his friends. He also had a major turning point when he was the Men of the Year in its 2011 Sexiest Man Alive issue. asked to visit a wounded patient who had just returned “I guess it just shows ... that despite what your physical from Iraq. Martinez was able to share with him what he appearance may be, when you come to accept yourself learned and how it got better for him with time. and say this is me and own it and feel confident with it, “Seeing how (his) mentality changed, allowed me to everything else takes care of itself,” he said.

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At right, Martinez and his partner Karina Smirnoff are victorious on ABC TV’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

J.R. Martinez, then and now: On his high school football team; in the Army, and with his mother after his accident and recovery.

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Above, J.R. Martinez as he got the news he was to be the Grand Marshal of the 2012 Rose Parade.


say, this is a new gift,” he said. “This is why I was kept in this world, to help other people.” Even before he reached stardom as an actor on TV’s “All My Children,” Martinez called attention to the needs of U.S. military veterans and their families. Today, he’s working with several charities including Operation Finally Home, which builds houses for wounded troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Iraq Star Inc., which offers free reconstructive surgery to disfigured veterans. “Unless someone really has a troop serving in the family or has served in the family, a lot of times it’s easy for people to forget about the fact that they are taking care of our guys,” Martinez said. For many, particularly those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, reintegration into civilian life can be a daunting challenge. As the country’s troops return home for good from Iraq and Afghanistan, it’s important to “step up” by helping them

understand that it’s OK to talk to someone, first and foremost, and to take the uniform off and become an “everyday person again,” Martinez said. Much of Martinez’s strength, he said, was drawn from witnessing his mother overcome obstacles as a single parent. His father left them when he was just 9 months old. “She always smiles, always thinks positive,” he said. “Those are the things I was able to take away from her.” He also considers his girlfriend, Diana Jones, whom he met on the set of “All My Children,” his “other half.” “We finish each other’s sentences, we sing the same foolish songs, tell the same foolish jokes,” he said. “We have the same personality. We’re both stubborn as hell.” But when they butt heads, they simply remind one another of the great relationship they have, and how connected they are in wanting to get the most out of life.

After an exhausting four months on “Dancing with the Stars,” Martinez said he looks forward to continuing his acting, his motivational speaking and writing his memoirs. The book will go beyond his injury in Iraq and will discuss, for example, the things he learned in his childhood that helped him face that life-changing incident. He also dreams of having his own inspirational talk show. “Not all of us get a second chance at life,” Martinez said. “I feel that because I got a second chance, I want to help people get it right on their first chance. “I want to pass on everything I’ve learned, everything I’ve continued to learn and share it with everybody ... so people can say at the end of their first life, ‘I was able to learn certain things. I was able to take advantage of certain things. I never quit. I always believed. I loved.’ ” R

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AIR FORCE B-2 SPIRIT FLYOVER Flying over the parade route, the B-2 is air power in its purest and most elegant form. The stealth bomber has a wingspan of 172 feet, more than half the distance of a football field, and tips the scales at 175 tons. The B-2 carries a crew of two pilots, and is capable of striking anywhere in the world, either by flying directly from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, or by deploying to forward locations outside the United States. The B-2 holds the record for the longest combat mission in aviation history: 44 hours from Whiteman to targets in Afghanistan.

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American Honda presents a 55-foot-long vision of a child’s dreamlike imagination in which anything is possible. Sheep jump over a smiling crescent moon under a fanciful starry sky, leading to dreams of candy and gingerbread castles, hot air balloons, unicorns, a favorite teddy bear — and a replica of innovative technologies including Asimo, a humanoid robot, and the HondaJet.

Six palomino mustangs have all been adopted from the Bureau of Land Management program and trained at the Carson Prison in Nevada.

The band has about 120 Marine musicians from the Southern California Marine Corps bands, including the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar; 1st Marine Division Band from Camp Pendleton; Marine Band San Diego from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego; and Marine Corps Combat Center Band from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms.

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The only reminder of C.P. “Cal” Perry Rodgers’ historic crosscountry flight in the Vin Fiz 100 years ago is a simple plaque at Tournament Park, which says: “Official Terminus of the first transcontinental airplane flight. Calbraith ‘Cal’ Perry Rodgers took off from Sheepshead Bay, New York, September 17, 1911, landing here November 5, 1911.” Shortly after his descent from the sky, Perry climbed down from the cockpit of his flimsy Wright brothers-constructed biplane. He shook an ash from his trademark cigar as Pasadena welcomed him with open arms. Local dignitaries draped the heroic pilot in the Stars and Stripes. Rose Queen Ruth Palmer greeted him with a bouquet of multicolored flowers. As many as 20,000 people gathered to witness the historic event, according to a government commission detailing the first century of human flight. In the course of

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the 49-day flight, Rodgers made 69 stops and logged a total of 82 hours and four minutes in the air. But Pasadena wasn’t Rodgers’ goal. He wanted to reach the Pacific Ocean. On Nov. 12, he took off for Long Beach only to crash eight miles short of the shore — in Compton. After a couple weeks in the hospital recovering from broken bones and internal injuries, Rodgers tried again, ultimately attaining his goal on Dec. 10, 1911. Cigar clenched in between his teeth,

Rodgers “taxied the weary Vin Fiz into the lapping surf of the Pacific,” 84 days after leaving New York, author Harry Lawrence wrote in his 2004 book “Aviation and the Role of Government.” Pasadena celebrated Rodgers and the Vin Fiz at the Jan.1, 1912, Rose Parade. The celebrated pilot made the parade’s first flyover — dropping hundreds of carnations along the parade route. Following the parade, the pilot was honored by then-President William Howard Taft with a special gold medal. R

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To The Rescue

“To The Rescue” — Cal Poly’s 64th consecutive float in the 2012 Rose Parade exhibits the “Just Imagine...” parade theme with superheroes coming to life. A helicopter falls out of the sky, buildings collapse and there’s a runaway train — no problems for the Cal Poly Heroes as they come to the rescue!

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ARIZONA MINI MYSTIQUE A Miniature Horse Precision Driving Drill Team features nine American miniature horses decorated with feathers and beads pulling black two-wheeled carts.

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CITY OF SOUTH PASADENA

When Life Gives You Lemons

An out-of-control flying saucer careens through a lemon grove, landing on a plateau. The unscathed and resourceful aliens respond to the misfortune by setting up a lemonade stand. The idea is that people — in this case, extraterrestrials — have it within themselves to turn their own bad luck around.

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ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL APACHE MARCHING BAND The more than 400 musicians, color guard, banner carriers, flag barriers and drum major Joel Chen won its spot in the Parade with its high marks in band competitions. This is the 15th time Arcadia’s band will march in the parade. The planned music is a march by John Phillip Sousa titled “Solid Men to the Front” along with an original piece by Frank Sullivan, “America.”

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BAYER ADVANCED

Garden of Imagination

The Bayer Advanced “Garden of Imagination” float features more than 20,000 roses that symbolize the ideas people have. People can imagine creating a beautiful flower garden, or imagine reaching for the stars. Ideas and imagination have no boundaries. The floral pathway features the world debut of the 2012 All-America Rose Selections Award Winner, Sunshine Daydream, a new yellow rose for 2012. Riding the float will be two brothers, Bayer Advanced garden expert Lance Walheim and NASA astronaut Rex Walheim.

11 GRAND MARSHAL J.R. MARTINEZ 2012 Grand Marshal J.R. Martinez leads the 123rd Rose Parade in a 1933 V-16 Cadillac All Weather Phaeton, one of only nine ever made. Martinez’ mother, Maria, and girlfriend, Diana, join him for this ride.

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Stagecoaches appearing in the parade are pulled by teams of four trained horses and an outrider, as part of a multi-horse hitch where teamwork is essential. Making its sixth consecutive appearance, 2012 marks Wells Fargo’s 160th anniversary. The company opened its Pasadena office in April 1885.

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There are nearly 300 members of the band from Avon, Indiana, including five drum majors, 24 flag bearers, 12 dancers, six banner carriers and an extensive color guard. The musicians play in several concert bands, orchestras, drumlines and jazz bands when they are at home. On the parade route is expected about 400 family members from Avon to cheer for their hometown band.

CITY OF GLENDALE

Just Imagine the Music, Fun and Freedom

“Just Imagine the Music, Fun and Freedom” is Glendale’s 98th entry in the Rose Parade. It features a happy, playful elephant leading a colorful circus calliope. At the top of the 20-foot-tall elephant is a giant floral plume with an elegant headdress, matching necklace, blanket and matching leg wrappings. Two ringmasters in top hats guide the prancing pachyderm.

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TRADER JOE’S

Hot Lava

A giant “Fearless Flyer” red wagon rises high over hot lava (red chrysanthemums). The highly-detailed float is based on the classic children’s game, “hot lava,” where players must traverse a landscape without touching the ground. The 40-foot-tall and 65-foot-long animated wagon features a flag-waving teddy bear and a fan that blows air to a patchwork sail and a red bandanna that serves as the headsail. Secured to the sides of the float are Coke-bottle cannons.

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The Ben Davis High School Marching Giants from Indianapolis is 250 members strong, including four drum majors, 30 flag bearers and two banner carriers. The band has traveled to Hawaii every three years since 1975. It has appeared in the Rose Parade six previous times.

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ROYAL SWEDISH NAVY CADET BAND The band, from Karlskrona, Sweden, has 75 members, between 15 and 25 years of age, including four drum majors, four flag bearers and three banner carriers. The band is a step for young musicians who aim for a musical career in the military.

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The Idea Factory is a creative look at how to build just about anything. The float features a giant conveyor belt whisking flowers into a factory and transforming them into cars, homes, and a number of other interesting gadgets. The float reflects how important it is to push the envelope.

PASADENA CITY COLLEGE HERALD TRUMPETS The 10-member band has preceded the Royal Court float for 35 years, and this year marks director Kevin Brown’s 29th year directing the group. There are nine musicians playing the trumpets, selected from more than 80 students who auditioned, and one snare drummer, selected from 60 percussionists who tried out. All fanfares performed were either composed or arranged by Brown.


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The 2012 Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and Royal Court are presented beneath a decorative floating bejeweled crown canopy, sitting amid an elegant tailored rose garden lined in boxwood hedges and delicate ferns. Flanking the length of the float are carved urns featuring rose and floral arrangements. Oversized sculptured roses frame the front of the float.

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ODD FELLOWS AND REBEKAHS

Shining Knights Still Exist

The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs 59th Rose Parade entry, “Shining Knights Still Exist,” showcases a lone knight, a member of the three-link fraternity, Friendship, Love and Truth, aboard his loyal steed in full gallop above an ancient 17th century English crest to protect an elegant castle. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows was founded on the ideas of helping others, without reward or reimbursement.

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The rare snowy white andalusian horses carry modern-day knights who fight for loyalty, honor and chivalry at Medieval Times shows in Buena Park.

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This two-part float honors Indonesia’s future and celebrates its past. The first part features a Sumatran welcome dance, followed by an intricately carved replica of Garuda, a stately, mythical bird-like creature that is the cultural symbol of Indonesia. The Garuda’s eight feathers on the tail, 17 on each wing and 45 on the neck represent the date Indonesia proclaimed its independence: Aug. 17, 1945. This is the first Indonesian Rose Parade appearance in 15 years.

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ROSE BOWL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES Ron Dayne, Dick Enberg and George Fleming, the Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame inductees, will ride in a 1909 Pierce-Arrow.


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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON Spirit squad members cheer for their team and rally crowd support while marching along Colorado Boulevard and later in the day during the Rose Bowl Game, “The Granddaddy of Them All.”

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WESTERN ASSET MANAGEMENT

Imagine in America

Pasadena-based Western Asset features on its 40-foot-tall float an impressive “tree of heroes” topped by a soaring bald American eagle. The tree’s trunk features American symbols including the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the Statue of Liberty, the space shuttle and iconic images of a fireman, football player, soldier, educator, farmer and a mother and child. The Rose Bowl takes front stage on the float.

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THE VALLEY HUNT CLUB Seven majestic blackcoated friesian horses, raised in Visalia, and a restored 1868 Landau carriage are featured in this entry, which represents the group that began the Rose Parade in 1890. The first parade featured horses and carriages decorated with brilliant flowers in a celebration of the warmth and sunshine of Southern California winters. The success of the annual event led to the founding of the Tournament of Roses Association in 1885. The Valley Hunt Club continued to participate in the parade periodically on special occasions until 1983 when the club was asked to participate in recognition of its role in the origination of the Rose Parade. The club has been part of every Parade since then.

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HGTV Dream Home 2012 The HGTV float will invite viewers to imagine winning the HGTV Dream Home 2012, located just outside of Park City, Utah. The modern western ranch home nestled on the banks of the Provo River in Utah will come to life as a mobile floral display, featuring a replica of the house, complete with smoke coming out of the chimney and surroundings that include an elk, a snowman and a pair of 40-foot-tall snow-tipped evergreens.

SPIRIT OF THE WEST RIDERS The Spirit of the West Riders is a unique equestrian unit that blends history and entertainment in an authentic representation of the men and women of various ethnic backgrounds who tamed the wild frontier of the 1840s to 1920s. A variety of quarter horses, mustang/quarter mixes and other breeds found in the Old West, in colors such as greys, chestnuts, buckskins, palominos, bays and black, appear in this entry. For more on this unit, turn to Page 63.

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MAYOR OF PASADENA BILL BOGAARD Mayor Bill Bogaard and his wife, Claire, will ride with four grandchildren — Liesl, Elisabeth, Jeremiah and Cristina — ­ in a 1910 Pope Hartford Touring car.

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BURBANK TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ASSOCIATION

The Dream Machine

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Spirit squad members cheer for their team and rally crowd support for the Badgers marching along Colorado Boulevard and during the Rose Bowl Game.

Burbank’s float depicts a sleeping boy snuggled beneath a space-themed blanket. His bed is floating on clouds and his dreams are being received by the dream machine. As gears turn, shafts spin, and smoke bellows from the machine, his dream becomes reality. The machine has produced a rocket ship and a new astronaut.

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touches everybody — you’ve either lost someone dear to you or know somebody who has,” Spangenberger said. “And of course, John Wayne is the iconic American cowboy.” The group worked with Wayne’s eldest son, Michael Wayne, until his death in 2003, and has continued its course with the actor’s youngest son, Ethan Wayne. Spirit of the West has been in the Rose Parade every year since 1992, except for 2010, when the event cut back on some of its entries. The group was thrilled when it was invited to return in 2011 and again for

the 2012 parade. “Some horses really enjoy it. They arch their necks and step out. They’re beautiful animals and they’re powerful,” Spangenberger said. “When a man or a woman sits the saddle well, it brings you and your heart and your mind back to the knights of old.” Riding in the Rose Parade is “a neat thing to do,” he added. “What could be better than to saddle up and ride down the street to millions of cheering people saying, ‘Happy New Year!’? What a great way to start the year.” R

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“Horses will either keep you in shape — or kill you,” Phil Spangenberger said. The 71-year-old Leona Valley resident should know. He’s been riding for more than 50 years. Spangenberger is the group marshal of the Spirit of the West equestrian unit set to trot in this year’s Rose Parade for the 20th time. The group features 15 men and women representing riders from 1840 through the 1920s in authentic outfits and historically accurate gear. Their appearance is on behalf of the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. The members of the group are “very passionate about recreating the look of the west in a very detailed and correct manner, but in a colorful way, so that it was presentable to the public,” Spangenberger said. Some of them are trick ropers and all but one live in California. Spirit of the West was formed in 1991 to represent the Autry Museum in the parade. In 1999, the Spirit of the West switched sponsors; the group now rides to represent the John Wayne Cancer Foundation. “Cancer is one of those things that

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LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ALL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL HONOR BAND This super-sized band, known for its all-brass and percussion ensembles, is made up of more than 350 musicians, drum majors, flag bearers and banner carriers from Los Angeles district schools. Since 1973, the band has marched in 38 consecutive Rose Parades. The 2012 parade will mark its 39th appearance.

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Soaring for Kids

This 204-member group with musicians, drum majors, flag bearers, dancers, banner carriers and color guard is from a small town in Puerto Rico (Guayanilla). The band was the first Latin American band to participate in the Rose Parade in 2001; it appeared again in 2008.

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CALGARY STAMPEDE SHOWBAND The 180-member marching band from Alberta, Canada, dress in a Western theme, including red boots and white Stetson cowboy hats. Members are ages 16 to 21. The band, formed by the Calgary Stampede in 1971, appeared twice before in the Rose Parade, in 1997 and 2003. The Calgary Stampede will be celebrating its centennial year in 2012.

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Shriners Hospitals is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, research, and teaching programs for medical professionals. Soaring For Kids depicts a fanciful and humorous ride featuring whimsical and fun stunts by a pair of teddy bear barnstormers.

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DONATE LIFE

...One More Day

Inspired by floral clocks and clock towers of the world, Donate Life’s ninth Rose Parade float entry carries 28 donor family members, living donors and transplant recipients reminding us all to make every day count. Six floral clocks are adorned with 64 memorial “floragraph” portraits of deceased donors, whose gifts of organs and tissues add years and quality of life to those in need of transplants. Gears run the length of the float to a 33-foot clock tower with an animated sun/moon dial marking the passing of “… One More Day.”


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CALGARY STAMPEDE SHOWRIDERS The Calgary Stampede Showriders is a nonprofit educational and sports organization for youth ages 14 to 21 that performs at parades, rodeos, and other public events. Founded in 1980, the Showriders were created to provide non-musical support to the Calgary Stampede Showband during parades.

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Inching Towards the End of Polio Rotary International’s 33rd consecutive entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade is “Inching Towards The End of Polio,” which celebrates the work of Rotarians worldwide to eradicate the paralyzing and deadly disease. This 22-foot-tall, 35-foot long inchworm features a doctor’s head mirror, stethoscope and medical journal. He moves through a field of flowers among dueling purple butterflies.

CALIZONA APPALOOSA HORSE CLUB Twelve equestrians dressed in handcrafted Native-American Nez Perce regalia made of elk, deer, European trade cloth, glass beads and seed beads will ride appaloosa horses with a variety of color and spotted coat patterns the breed is noted for.

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THE SALVATION ARMY TOURNAMENT OF ROSES BAND The 180-member band, including ďŹ&#x201A;ag bearers and banner carriers, will also feature 30 women playing tambourines. The Salvation Army was founded in 1865 in England as an evangelical part of the Universal Christian Church. This is the Salvation Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 92nd year marching in the Rose Parade.

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SCRIPPS MIRAMAR SADDLEBREDS Among the champion American Saddlebred Pinto and the Argentinian Hackney horses in this group are American Miniature horses, a Shetland pony and a miniature donkey. The theme is the circus, which includes a horsedrawn calliope, a swan float and two wagons. Horse breeder Michele Macfarlane first rode in the Rose Parade in 1962.

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Enchanted Paradise

Spirit of Prosperity and Harmony The legendary dragon is the focal point of the float as a symbol of excellence, matchless beauty and immortality. The floral deck of this entry sits amid swirling groupings of white orchids, blue and purple iris, white roses and blue, purple and fuchsia mums to create vibrantly hued crashing waves. The dragon’s head will be animated to move side to side and up and down as it breaths smoke out of its nose.

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LOS ANGELES POLICE MOUNTED PLATOON The LAPD Mounted Platoon, Honor Guard and Emerald Society pipes and drums groups have combined to march together for the first time as a group. Led by LAPD Chief Charles Beck, the mounted platoon includes 11 horses and riders in the Parade. The platoon, assigned to the department’s metropolitan division, has a legacy dating back to 1851 when mounted policing arrived in Los Angeles.

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Enchanted paradise is a magical tropical forest with an active volcano that has water sliding down the outside of the mountain. The center of the float has a giant drumming tiki god that drums a beat for the two smaller tiki to chant and move to. The giant orchids and flowers sway to the beat of the drumming.

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CRESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL BAND “The Big Red Machine” from Crestview, Florida, has 230 marching members, including musicians, flag bearers, banner carriers and a color guard. Crestview is the oldest band in Northwest Florida, founded in 1938. In 73 years, there have been only 13 band directors.

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Surf’s Up

Tillman, the skateboarding bulldog, and friends will surf on 65-footlong waves in a 80-foot-long ocean of water on a 116-foot float. Natural Balance is going for the record as the heaviest and longest float in any Rose Parade with “Surf’s Up.”


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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PERUVIAN PASO HORSE CLUB RIDERS This group of Peruvian show horses are known as “The Treasure of Peru,” and some of them will do a little dance on the parade route. Riders are in traditional garb, including straw hats with red hat bands and red ponchos trimmed in white.

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LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES

God’s Promise for All

The Lutheran Hour Ministries 62nd Rose Parade entry reflects the religion’s vision of eternal life. A prayer garden of thousands of roses is prominently featured on the deck of the float with the stream of life where hope springs eternal flows through it. Two doves symbolizing peace are perched on top of the float with olive branches as dueling butterflies symbolizing new life float above an open Bible featuring a floral bookmark adorned by roses and a cross.

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Farmers Insurance showcases a playful rendering of daily disasters. A piano hovers precariously above a dream home, while a tornado licks the roof line and a windstorm brews. These daily disasters loom like a dark storm cloud. In addition, wolves are at the door of the house.

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MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND The 270-member band has 107 musicians playing brass instruments and 139 playing woodwinds. The high school band, previously featured in the Rose Parade in 1993 and 2006, started 30 years ago with 30 members. More than 25 percent of the students enrolled at MIHS participates in the band program. Among its alumni is the late Stanley Ann Dunham, mother of President Barack Obama.

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KYOTO TACHIBANA HIGH SCHOOL GREEN BAND This Japanese band, organized as an all-female group in 1961, has 142 members, now including boys. The band’s unique marching style includes a continuous dancestyle movement. It is the group’s first time in the Rose Parade.


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Preserving Paradise

The Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team dons custom-made, traditional charro suits for the 2012 Rose Parade. The group has been a member of the Association of Charros of Southern California since 1995.

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COWGIRLS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION Ten marvelous quarter horses with distinctive personalities and riders dressed in vintage cowgirl costumes make up this performance team for its first march in the Rose Parade.

A procession of life-like ceremonial elephants, bedecked in floral jewels and tapestries, lead the float with a sculptured tiger and two leopards joining in as tribute to Thailand’s ongoing preservation of wildlife conservation. Thailand is home to the Western Forest Complex, which has the potential to hold nearly 2,000 tigers, the largest wild tiger population in the world. Twenty Thai dancers will perform on the float as well as on the streets. Don’t miss the oversized sculptured pineapples and bananas and the real waterfalls.

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CITY OF ALHAMBRA

Bearing Down the Track

A vintage 35-footlong, 1903 locomotive is the dominant feature on this city’s 84th consecutive Rose Parade float. The 16.6-foot-tall bear locomotive engineer pilots the steam engine. The train’s ID number, 1903, is a nod to the incorporation date of the City of Alhambra.

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FRANKLIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PANTHER MARCHING BAND From Murrysville, Pennsylvania, about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, comes this 197-member band, including seven majorettes.

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KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL

Winter Wonderland

WAR HORSE FOUNDATION The lucky number 13 is featured in the War Horse equestrian unit, which presents many famous cavalry regiments throughout history. In the parade, a number of elegant Arabian horses will be part of the group’s representation of the cavalry of the Napoleonic Age 200 years ago. In its 10 years of existence, War Horse has appeared in or performed at more than 120 parades, civic events and charity fundraisers. This will be the third time the War Horse will be in the Parade.

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Learn. Lead. Serve. LMU at 100

ESCONDIDO MOUNTED POSSE Fourteen horses and riders are appearing for the first time in the Parade, including a 27-year-old Morgan horse named Peter. The Escondido Mounted Posse was chartered and formed as a reserve unit in 1948 and served to assist police officers by patrolling parks and other areas of the city and assisting in search and rescue calls. Now the group has ceremonial and educational tasks, and rides in 15 parades a year.

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THE ALL LUBBOCK MARCHING BAND This Texas-sized band of 528 musicians, drum majors, banner carriers and a color guard, is the consolidation of four high school bands in Lubbock, along with four jazz bands and numerous chamber ensembles. Among the alumni of Lubbock schools is CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly and country music star Mack Davis.

In honor of its centennial year, the university’s 55-foot float features the beautiful campus grounds, from the bluff that overlooks the Pacific to the west and the Los Angeles skyline to the east. Also featured are the infamous “kissing benches” where many LMU students have discussed and begun their futures together.

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LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES ASSOCIATION

If Pigs Could Fly

Looking back Moving Forward

The three pigs have built themselves an airplane and are piloting it down Colorado Boulevard while they soar over fields of flowers. Two birds are scrambling to get out of the way. The littlest pig is hanging on for dear life and has tied some balloons to his waist for extra lift.

This city’s float pays homage to its 100 years of history with replicas of the iconic Irving Gill double-arched railroad bridge and an electric Red Car trolley, set amid towering palm trees, topiary trees and coloful gardens.

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PASADENA CITY COLLEGE TOURNAMENT OF ROSES HONOR BAND Students from more than 70 local area high schools are part of this year’s honor band. The unit has 235 musicians, banner carriers, drum major and majorette. The honor band has appeared in every Rose Parade since 1930.


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CALIFORNIA CLOCK COMPANY

Timeless Fun For Everyone

The classic American-made Kit-Cat Clock is kicking off a yearlong celebration of its 80th anniversary with a Rose Parade float. Palm trees flank a three-storyhigh Kit-Cat Clock with its contagious smile, rolling eyes and swinging tail. Don’t miss the skateboarders riding on and off the float.

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PULASKI HIGH SCHOOL RED RAIDER MARCHING BAND From Pulaski, Wisconsin, is a 185-member group making its second Rose Parade appearance. The last time was 2007. Pulaski is home to the largest Polka Music Festival per capita in North America.

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SIERRA MADRE ROSE FLOAT ASSOCIATION

Colorful Imagination

This float reflects children at play and their unique ability to use imagination to create magical new worlds with swirling paint, magical hoops and fluttering butterflies.

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Our Champion

Marking the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the HIV virus, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has dedicated its first Rose Parade float — “Just Imagine ... A World Without AIDS” — to celebrate the life of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor, who worked tirelessly for AIDS research for three decades.

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The Broken Horn Ropers are a diverse, multi-generational and multicultural trick roping team. The ropers ride American quarter horses, American paint horse and palominos. Each member of the team will perform trick roping skills along the parade route, including tricks such as the “wave,” “butterfly” and the “Texas skip.” 2012 marks the group’s ninth Rose Parade appearance.

THE NEW BUFFALO SOLDIERS The New Buffalo Soldiers is a living historical reenactment group portraying the history of Company H of the 10th regiment of the U.S. Army. The primary goal of the group is to teach the American public about the roles played by African Americans in the Army. The group was founded in July 1992 by John Mapp. The Rose Parade appearance will feature 13 horses, including Missouri Foxtrotters and Tennesse Walkers.

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GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES

What Will You Do Today?

This two-unit float begins with a floral tribute to 100 years of Girl Scouting and asks, “What will you do today?” Oversized sculptured yellow roses signifying friendship complete the setting. At the center of the float is the honored Gold Award emblem, signifying the highest honor earned in Girl Scouts.

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LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL

A World at Peace

Lions Clubs International’s float entry presents a peaceful image of global community and humanitarian service. A white dove of peace with its 16 ½ foot wingspan carries an olive branch to the world with a message of peace.

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From American Fork, Utah, this 230-member group includes the marching band, a concert and symphonic band, two jazz bands and two percussion groups. It last marched in the Rose Parade in 1998. The band will honor an assistant director who was killed in a 2009 bus crash.

SILOAM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL BAND From Siloam Springs, Arkansas, is a 182-member group made up of the concert band, a symphonic band, wind ensemble and jazz bands. The Siloam Springs Public School band program has doubled in size during the past five years and includes one in every three students in sixth through 12th grades.

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CITY OF HOPE

The Power of Hope

ALL AMERICAN COWGIRL CHICKS This group of glamorous trick riders might be best known for rescuing horses to train for its indoor rodeo shows. The group has been together for more than 16 years and do as many as 85 performances a year. The 2012 Parade will be the group’s fifth appearance.

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Dinosaurs in L.A.’s Backyard

“The Power of Hope” float is inspired by the City of Hope campus in Duarte where it is a leading center for research, treatment and education for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

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Every Body Walk

At one time, dinosaurs, like the three depicted on the city’s 55-foot-long float, roamed the Earth, but what would it be like if they stomped through our backyards and gardens today? The float celebrates the recently opened Dinosaur Hall at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

NEEDHAM B. BROUGHTON HIGH SCHOOL BAND From Raleigh, North Carolina, is a group of about 150 marching musicians, drum majors, banner carriers and a color guard. Needham B. Broughton High School is one of the oldest of 18 high schools in the Wake County Public School System, founded in 1929. They were last in the Rose Parade in 2008.

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PALOMINOS ON PARADE A number of equestrian units featuring a total of 100 palomino horses will appear together in front of the final float of the parade. They include The RFD Roy Rogers Riders, The Al Malaikah Shrine/Silver Mounted Patrol, the Kings County Sheriff’s Posse, the Long Beach Mounted Police, the Merced County Sheriff Posse, Santa Rosa Palomino Club and the United States Marshals Posse.

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“Happy Trails” is the RFD float celebrating what would have been Roy Rogers’ 100th birthday year. The “King of the Cowboys” is represented by a 35-foot-tall classic image of the singing cowboy.


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QUEEN DREW HELEN WASHINGTON

Rose Queen Drew Helen Washington, 17, lives in Pasadena and attends Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. She is involved in athletics and various clubs at school. She plans to pursue a career in marketing or public relations. In her free time, she enjoys going to the movies, running, playing volleyball and spending time with her friends. Her parents are Craig and Lorie Washington.

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How do you find time for all your activities? At school, I’m involved with a lot of activities. I’m on the track team, the volleyball team, as well as lots of other organizations. As to managing my time, it is about prioritizing what you want and what you want to do. I’ve always loved athletics, so that’s something I’ve always made time for. You know, sleep, homework — they just come with it.

on the court, I knew that that’s something I wanted to do. She was such a role model for me, I wanted to grow up to be like her, I wanted to show women, just like she showed me, that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Now being on the court, I truly do feel like a role model for young women because I’m showing them that their dreams and aspirations can come true if they have faith, hope and determination.

Do you feel like a role model? Who do you look up to? My freshman year in high school, I met a girl named Katy Hernandez. She was a junior, and I was a freshman, but she came up to me and she was so nice. We just clicked instantly, and we’ve been friends ever since. In my sophomore year, her senior year, she was a princess in the Royal Court. I’ve always looked up to her, so when she was

Tell us about the cultural clubs you are involved in At my school, I am part of the multicultural club and the Latin club. I’ve been a part of the Latin club since freshman year. I’ve taken Latin all four years of high school, so it’s a club you’re automatically in for taking Latin. We educate the students of my high school on how the culture works and what we do in class because it’s a very interesting


The Queen and Court at the Coronation on Oct. 27. From left, Princesses Sarah, Hanan, Morgan, Queen Drew and Princesses Kimberly, Cynthia and Stephanie in demure, yet elegant one-shoulder gowns by Tadashi Shoji. That’s Queen Drew in white; the princesses are in true cobalt blue.

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I’m also part of the multicultural club. This is my first year. Last year, I realized we had a lot of different community organization groups at school but we didn’t have a black student union as most high schools do, so what I did last year with a friend is to start a black student affiliation group, and we did so through the multicultural club just to make students more aware of what the black culture is really about. Describe how you felt the day of the queen announcement and you heard your name. Before the queen was announced, that morning, the girls and I had been together since about 4:30 a.m. and we actually weren’t talking about it at all. We weren’t very nervous. But then all of us kind of got nervous as

we went on stage and held hands, waiting to see who it was going to be. I did not think it was going to be me at all, I was not anticipating it. When President Jackson said “From Flintridge Sa...” well, that’s all I heard. All of a sudden people from my school started screaming so loud, I actually didn’t even hear my name being called. It was the most fantastic feeling of my entire life. Having my school there to support me was really important and really special to me because I wasn’t only sharing it with my six new sisters on the Royal Court, I was sharing it with my school community and my family as well. What were you looking forward to or are looking forward to in being part of the court? I’ve been privileged with the opportunity to be able to go on about 150 community events, from October through January. That’s been my favorite part because most

17-year-old girls can’t say they’re able to see the city of Pasadena in such an amazing way, and go to all these events. I’ve really been able to see Pasadena for its true beauty and true light. One of my favorite events was when we went to gardens at The Huntington. There was a group of about 130 third-graders on a field trip. We got to speak with them, interact with them and it really opened my eyes to the fact that we really are role models for the community. They really looked up to us and I’ve never been looked up to in such a manner before. I felt I was really making an impact on their lives. One other thing I’m looking forward to is the Lawry’s Beef Bowl. We get to go with the football teams and there’s a little bit of a rivalry going on about who can eat the most prime ribs. I’m going for 2 ½, so that should be fun. R

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QUEEN DREW

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PRINCESS CYNTHIA

is in an INC boysenberry turtleneck, Anne Klein black skirt and American Rag black military coat. Note the gold medallion and the Glitz belt, to be worn slightly off center. Fashions courtesy of Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Hair and makeup by Amadeus Salon and Spa in Pasadena.

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PRINCESS MORGAN

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PRINCESS SARAH

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PRINCESS CYNTHIA Megan Louie

PRINCESS MORGAN Eliza Devaud

Tell us about some of your school involvements. Rose Princess At school, I have been Morgan, 18, lives in La Canada Flintridge involved with our student body government as a prom and attends La Canada High School. commissioner. It was so much fun because I was able to express my creative talent by setting up the prom, and decorating and organizing everything. I am also the founder and president of our school’s first Dance Club. It was really fun to bring dance to La Canada High School and share it with my fellow students. You have some experience as a princess, how is being on the Rose court different from that? I am also a princess on the Miss La Canada court. It’s a very similar concept to the Rose Court, however on a much smaller scale. Being a princess on that court, I have an opportunity to get involved in my community. Mainly we attend events such as mixers, chamber meetings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new stores. I love being on the Rose Court because it really has given me an opportunity to say I am more involved with my community. I have already attended so many events, and from now through January, and a little after, we will be attending more than 165 events. There aren’t even 165 days in that time span! We really have dedicated our time and effort into this program. I’m so honored and happy to be able to connect with people in the community and learn more about it. Where have you traveled and where would you like to travel to next and why? Two summers ago, I was fortunate to have the experience of traveling to Switzerland because my father and his family are from Switzerland. I also learned French in a two-month language immersion program. It was so incredible. I learned so much more than just the language, I learned about the culture and more about my heritage and where I come from and it was really a gift that I will cherish for the rest of my life. My dream destination is Barcelona or Madrid in Spain. I would love to go there because there is something about the Latin culture I am so drawn to. I feel they have an exciting zest for life and I really would like to be a part of that as well as see the history. I think it would be incredible to be able to travel there. 92 | ROSE | PARADE 2012

Rose Princess Cynthia, 17, attends La Salle High School and resides in La Canada Flintridge.

What has it been like being on the court? So far being on the Royal Court, I’ve had a really amazing time bonding with all these wonderful “sisters.” I’ve only had an older brother, so I never knew what it was like to have a sister. So it’s been real fun.

Tell us about your brush with fashion. I am a member of the BP (Brass Plum ) Nordstrom fashion board, which really expresses my love for fashion and all the different styles and it actually made me really appreciate all the wonderful, beautiful clothes that we get from our sponsor, Macy’s. In my spare time, I design my own backpacks that I use at school. What are you looking forward to in the future? I’m looking forward to going to law school or pursuing a major in marine biology. Over the past summer, I did a marine biology study program in Mexico where I got to snorkel with whale sharks and sea lions. That was my true test to know if it’s what I really love, and I had an amazing time. That’s what I really want to do with my life, I want to discover new species of fish, but of course, going to law school would be more promising and successful.

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Rose Princess Sarah, 17, lives in Highland Park and attends Benjamin Franklin High School.

How do you feel connected to Pasadena? Residing in the neighboring community of Highland Park, I feel a strong tie to the city of Pasadena because my family and I established traditions early on. One of the things we would do, the night before the Rose Parade, would be to walk down Orange Grove Boulevard and look at all the different floats. This was my way of taking a memory, a little piece of the parade with me, to keep with me the rest of my life. That’s what led me to initially try out and to the position I’m in today.

Where do you get your musical talent? Ever since I was a little girl, I felt a strong appreciation for music. That led me to initially try to teach myself how to play a couple songs on the piano. I wanted to learn how to dance, so I taught myself, watching videos from YouTube, different moves here and there. That led me to really gain confidence in myself in everything that I do, to really continue to persevere. Now I’m the co-president of my school’s Glee Club. It’s taught me to be comfortable with who I am, in my own skin and I’m not afraid to express myself using my own voice. Talk about being on the royal court. Being on the Rose Court is an incredible opportunity. It’s not something that I initially saw myself being a part of, but since I broke through the barrier and was able to become a princess, I hope my sisters would take from that that they have everything they need inside of themselves just as I did. And not only is that a message that I want my sisters to remember, it’s a message I want other girls in my community to take with them as well, because if I can do it, so can they.


PRINCESS HANAN Bulto Worku Tell us about volunteering Rose Princess Hanan, 17, is from at a hospital. Pasadena and Ever since I was attends Pasadena younger, I was High School. very interested in science and pursuing the medical field. I had the opportunity to volunteer at Huntington Hospital, which is in my area, and during the summer, I volunteered in the pediatrics department. Wanting to be a pediatrician, I felt like this provided me with a great experience and it was an honor to be able to interact in my community in this way. What do you like to write about? When I was younger, my mom would encourage reading so she prohibited cable TV. She ordered book after book after book. I eventually took out two library cards to be able to read twice as many books, and this is what inspired my passion for writing. I also write for the Pasadena Chronicle, which is my school newspaper. What are you looking forward to in the future? I’m very excited to pursue my medical degree. I am interested in science, so I hope to major in biochemistry and pursue medical school. After achieving that goal, I want to work overseas in third world countries, hoping to give back a little bit to my community. What does your younger sister think about you being on the court? In addition to the six sisters I have here (on the court), I have a younger sister. She’s entering high school next year so she’s excited to be seeing what we’re doing in the community, and I’m sure she’ll be trying out for the court one year. It’s been very interesting to involve my family as we’ve attended the parade every year and watch the court go by.

PRINCESS KIMBERLY Victoria Ostiller What does a smile represent to you? For the past three years, I have actually worked at a dentist’s office and orthodontist offices, and that’s what I hope to pursue after college. I’ve always enjoyed smiling and I think the gift of a smile is the best gift you can give someone. I hope to provide children and adults with beautiful smiles. What is your favorite type of cuisine? Any favorite restaurants? I enjoy trying new restaurants. My favorite type of food is Mexican food. A bean and cheese burrito is always a great meal for me.

Rose Princess Kimberly, 17, attends Flintridge Preparatory School and lives in Altadena.

What is your dream travel destination? I’ve been very fortunate and had the opportunity to travel around the world. I visited Europe on a family vacation, which was wonderful. There’s lovely architecture and a lot of historical places that I visited. This past summer, I went to Tanzania, Africa, for three weeks where I participated in an international leadership and community service program. That was one of my most memorable trips because I volunteered in a local school orphanage and taught children English. What is your favorite part about being on the royal court? I’m so fortunate to have this opportunity and so thankful to be a member of this great group of young women. I really enjoy the events where we interact with the youth in the community because I think those events really exemplify our duty on the Royal Court as role models to young girls and boys.

PRINCESS STEPHANIE Grace Hynes What is it you like about horse riding? I’ve been riding horses for about eight years now. I started riding western in a horse riding drill team. I own a horse now, her name is Princess and I’ve been riding her for about six years. How important has your faith and church been in your life? I’m really involved with my church, Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. I’m a part of the high school youth group. I sing in the worship services. I was home-schooled, so my church was a lot of my social network. I’ve just really become close to my church family.

Rose Princess Stephanie, 18, attends Maranatha High School and lives in Pasadena.

Talk about your summer trip. This summer, I took a trip to New Orleans with my church youth group. There was a group of about 35 high school students and we all helped rebuild houses that have been destroyed or damaged by Hurricane Katrina. We actually teamed up with the St. Bernard Project, which is a locally based organization in New Orleans that helps rebuild the houses and helps provide financial support to families who were hurt by the hurricane even so many years after. How do you feel about being on the royal court? Ever since I was little, being on the Royal Court has been such a dream of mine. It’s such a tradition in Pasadena itself, so to be on the royal court this year is like a dream come true. PARADE 2012 | ROSE | 93


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the game

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memories on Jan. 2 when they square off in the Granddaddy of Them All at 2:10 p.m. in Pasadena. “I think every year each team is different, and there are a lot of players that played on our (2009) team against a good Ohio State team that aren’t here any longer,” said Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who is 33-6 in three seasons with the Ducks. “We lost 23 or 24 seniors from last year’s team that played in the national championship, so I think every year’s different. “We don’t look at what transpired in the past to be motivation of where to go in the future. We know we’re playing against an outstanding team, and we’re going to give it our best effort and our preparation to

get down there and see what we can do against Wisconsin.” The match-up is a contrast in styles. Oregon (11-2), with its spread-option attack, is new wave; Wisconsin (11-2), using a basic I-formation and its usual mammoth offensive line, is old school. The Ducks have been an offensive juggernaut under Kelly, averaging nearly 45 points per game since 2009, while scoring at least 40 points in 27 of 39 games. Their leader is All-American running back LaMichael James, a Doak Walker award finalist for the second consecutive season after rushing for 1,646 yards and 17 touchdowns. But Oregon’s prowess doesn’t end

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Redemption. That’s the theme for the 98th Rose Bowl Game. On one side, you have Big Ten champion Wisconsin, which has thought of nothing but making up for a 21-19 setback to Texas Christian University last New Year’s Day in the Arroyo Seco. Then there’s Pac-12 champ Oregon, which arguably has had the best three-year stretch in its history. But the Ducks also have failed to find Bowl Championship Series glory, losing in the Rose Bowl to Ohio State two years ago and then to Auburn in the BCS title game in Glendale, Ariz. last January. Both teams will look to erase those


Wisconsin celebrates after they won against Michigan State during the Big 10 Conference Championship Game.

there. It also includes quarterback Darron Thomas, who has passed for 2,493 yards and 30 touchdowns, and speedster De’Anthony Thomas, who has accounted for 1,011 yards and 14 touchdowns between rushing and receiving. Wisconsin hopes to slow down the Ducks’ attack with All-Big Ten players Chris Borland at linebacker and Aaron Henry at defensive back. “(It’s) like opposite ends of the spectrum,” Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema said. “They want to run as many plays as they can and we want to slow it down the best we can. It will be fun in that world. “But you have LaMichael James and all he brings to the table and with (him and the Badgers’) Montee Ball, you have two of the premier running backs in the world of college football on the same field. When we get to Jan. 2nd, it will be very, very special.” Wisconsin relies on Ball, who was arguably the top running back in the country, ending the regular season with a nation’s best 1,759 yards and 32

touchdowns. The junior also had 255 yards receiving for six scores and comes into the Rose Bowl Game with 38 touchdowns, which is one off the national record set by Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders. But there’s more to the Badgers than Ball. Their other key option is quarterback Russell Wilson, a transfer from North Carolina State who added another variable to Wisconsin’s arsenal — the ability to to scramble. Wilson has thrown for 2,879 yards and 31 touchdowns. But his ability to stretch out plays made the Badgers very dangerous to opposing defenses. “Number one, they have a great scheme and really understand how to attack you and will make you pay for not being sound defensively,” Kelly said. “If you want to gang up and stop their running game with Montee Ball, then they’re putting the ball in Russell’s hands and throwing to Nick Toon (822 receiving, nine TDs) and those other guys. “... A team that’s multi-dimensional like Wisconsin really presents the ultimate problem for you on the defensive side of

the ball. You kind of follow scores during the year when it just seems like it’s a pinball number sometimes when you’re watching Wisconsin games.” Oregon will try to contain the Badgers with a stout defense led by first-team All-Pac-12 players Dion Jordan on the defensive line, Josh Kaddu at linebacker and Eddie Pleasant in the secondary. But both coaches believe this one could come down to whoever has the ball last. Either way, one team will be able to redeem itself. “For us to be rewarded the opportunity to play Oregon and everything that they stand for is truly special,” Bielema said. “As a coach, you just wanted to live in the year that you’re in, and everybody wants to draw comparisons to other years, but you really truly embrace it and enjoy the opportunity you have on a year-to-year basis. “This year takes us back to Pasadena and one of the greatest environments in the world of college football.” R PARADE 2012 | ROSE | 103


the game: Oregon Ducks

Ducks take f light under Kelly

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University of Oregon football coach Chip Kelly arrived in Eugene as a relative unknown. Today, the New Hampshire native might be the most-recognizable figure in the state. Kelly, in just his third season as head coach, has transformed Oregon’s culture, winning three consecutive Pac-12 titles while also directing arguably the top scoring offense in the country. He also has the Ducks in the Rose Bowl Game for the second time in three seasons. They will face Big Ten champion Wisconsin in the 98th Granddaddy of Them All on Jan. 2 in Pasadena. “I don’t really think that way about what we’ve accomplished before,” said Kelly, who was New Hampshire’s offensive coordinator when former Ducks coach Mike Bellotti lured him west for the same position prior to the 2007 season. “It’s about living in the moment and being part of this group, and I’m really, really proud about what this group has accomplished.” The director is Kelly, who has orchestrated some prolific offenses in his 13 seasons as a college coach. Kelly, 33-6 in three seasons in Eugene, including 27-2 in the Pac12, was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for eight seasons at New Hampshire. In seven of those eight,

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the Wildcats averaged more than 400 yards per game of total offense. They also averaged 30 points per game in four seasons. That success has followed him to Oregon, where he spent 2007 and ‘08 as offensive coordinator before succeeding Bellotti as head coach prior to the 2009 season. Oregon, using Kelly’s spread-option attack, has averaged nearly 45 points per game while scoring at least 40 points in 27 games, including 10 of the team’s 13 games this season. “I’m a big fan of Chip Kelly’s,” former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said. “I don’t know of a finer job that’s been done in college football over the last couple of years than the job Chip’s done. He went to the Rose Bowl in year one and the national championship in year two (and another Rose Bowl) in year three. “I don’t know how many times ESPN College GameDay has been in Eugene but it’s been a lot. He’s done a magnificent job.” This season’s road back to Pasadena was very similar to Oregon’s path two years ago. The Ducks, like in 2009, lost their opener, this time a 40-27 setback to No. 1 Louisiana State before reeling off nine consecutive victories, including a 53-30 victory over then No. 4 Stanford. Oregon

earned a trip to Pasadena with a 49-31 victory over UCLA in the inaugural Pac12 title game on Dec. 2. But Kelly said the roots of his team’s success this year were set last January, a day after the Ducks lost to Auburn, 22-19, in the 2011 Bowl Championship Series title game. “I talked to our guys on Jan. 11,” said Kelly, who is still looking for a victory in a BCS game. “It started with a small group of seniors and a group of guys that had played before. “But (the players) really set the tone in the offseason. They set the tone in the summer. (This season) is about (the players). They understand what it’s about because they’ve played in it. They showed the guys the way.” Now, Kelly and Oregon hope to top it off with a victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, which will give them that elusive BCS game victory. But is it a must-win? “Not based on the two previous (BCS) losses,” Kelly said. “But that’s our whole mindset going into it. We don’t look at it and say, ‘Let’s take this one.’ “I think our guys are going to go out there and compete, and not based on anything that happened in the past. I say this a lot, but we’re a forward-thinking operation. We have a chance to play one more time.” R

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the game: wisconsin badgers

Bielema looks for breakthrough bowl win

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big one. Wisconsin’s loss last year to TCU was tough to swallow. The Badgers rallied from a 21-13 deficit to pull within 21-19 on Montee Ball’s late touchdown run. Quarterback Scott Tolzien’s pass into the end zone on the two-point try was knocked away, however. Bielema is 60-18 overall and 2-3 in bowl games since taking over for Alvarez in 2006. Alvarez won three Rose Bowls in his 25 seasons at Wisconsin. For Bielema to get the breakthrough bowl win that would elevate his status in Madison, he will have to figure out a way to slow down an Oregon attack that features running backs LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner. The Ducks also have a dangerous quarterback in Darron Thomas. “Obviously, Chip (Kelly) and Oregon like to score at a very rapid rate, and we like to hold the ball and score as often as possible for the most amount of time,” Bielema said. “It’s a very unique situation, and something that we’re excited about. “Obviously, because of the exposure that Oregon’s had over the last couple of years playing three straight BCS games, I’ve watched them quite a bit. It’s a tremendous challenge, obviously, fast-paced. The great thing about this bowl game matchup is it’s

kind of like the direct opposites of offensive philosophy.” Bielema served as defensive coordinator under Alvarez before taking on head coach after the 2005 season. Bielema got his start in coaching in 1993 at his alma mater, Iowa. After nine years under Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz, he moved on to Kansas State, where he served as co-defensive coordinator under Bill Snyder. Wisconsin’s success under Bielema cannot be understated. Only 41, Bielema has proven to be one of the game’s brightest young coaches. The Badgers have been to bowl games each year in the Bielema era, but a win in a BCS game like the Rose Bowl would obviously take things up a notch. And there would be no better way to do it than by beating a Pac-12 champion. “I think for us to have a traditional Pac10/Big Ten matchup and for both programs to be on the scale they are right now, for us to be in two back-to-back BCS games and Oregon being three speaks volumes about where the two programs are at in the world of college football, and the players too,” Bielema said. “You’ve got some of the premier players in the world of college football.” R

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The Rose Bowl Game has three seasons and scoring at withstood the test of time. least 40 points in 27 of 39 For all the national games. championship-or-bust mentality This year, they feature speed of today’s college football world, demons LaMichael James at the Granddaddy of Them All still running back, Darron Thomas stands above all but the Bowl at quarterback and De’Anthony Championship Series national Thomas at receiver. title game on an annual basis. On the other side is STEVE RAMIREZ In the era of the BCS, the Rose Wisconsin, which is old Bowl is still the crown jewel of school. college football. Coach Bret Bielema’s Badgers don’t try Part of that is history and tradition. But to fool you. They simply line up and try to another factor is intriguing matchups, and run over you. Their offensive line averages we have a pretty good one come Jan. 2. more than 300 pounds per man. Hiding The draw for the 98th Rose Bowl Game, behind the behemoths is quick junior which pits Pac-12 champion Oregon running back Montee Ball and athletic against Big Ten champ Wisconsin, is a quarterback Russell Wilson, who can beat contrast of styles. you with his arm or feet. In one aspect, the Ducks and Badgers are But while Wisconsin has a look of a very similar. They both do it with offense, traditional Big Ten team with that runfeaturing two of the more productive first mentality, these Badgers come at you scoring machines in the country, each at an alarming rate. They scored at least putting up pinball-like numbers each week 40 points in nine of the 13 games this during the season. season, including hanging a nice 42 on But it’s their approach that’s different. Michigan State to win the inaugural Big Ten On one side, you have coach Chip championship game. Kelly’s Ducks, who are new wave, Even long-time television broadcaster generation next. They beat you the modern Keith Jackson, who covered the Rose Bowl way — with speed and athleticism, using for ABC Sports from 1989-2006 and is an offensive scheme — the spread option credited with giving the annual classic its — that exploits both traits to their fullest. beloved nickname Granddaddy of Them Oregon, since Kelly’s arrival at offensive All, is impressed. coordinator in 2007 and then promotion to “I’ve characterized the quickness and head coach in 2009, has lit up scoreboards speed of the Oregon team is like going up and down the West Coast, averaging nearly 45 points a game during the past rabbit hunting barefoot,” Jackson said. “I

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don’t know if the Badgers can do that. But I will tell you one thing, they’ll give it a go. The history of that school is, ‘You got us this time, but we’ll get you the next time.’ “They’ll be there against Oregon. These are guys who are stronger than you are, more stubborn than you are and they don’t care how fast you can run. They think they can still (catch you). ‘Come on boys, let’s go play.’” This matchup also might be classified as the Redemption Bowl. There’s no doubt that Oregon, which is 33-6 over the past three years, and Wisconsin, winners of 22 of its last 26, might also be two of the better teams to not win a BCS bowl. The Ducks, despite all their success, have yet to win in January, losing the 96th Rose Bowl Game to Ohio State two years ago and the BCS title game to Auburn last season. Wisconsin lost 21-19 to Texas Christian in last year’s Arroyo Seco clash. For me, all of this makes the 98th Rose Bowl a must-see. It might even be the best matchup of the bowl season, which includes the Fiesta Bowl between No. 3 Oklahoma State and No. 4 Stanford (which I wouldn’t be surprised if it turned into a Cardinal rout), and the BCS title game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama, which could be another 9-6 snoozer. One thing is certain, the Rose Bowl, like last year, will likely be decided in the final minute, and points will be aplenty. Could you ask for anything more? R

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If you ask the experts, many believe LaMichael James will play just one more football game for the University of Oregon — the 98th Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena. But not even the junior, considered by some a possible first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, knows the answer. He says he is too much in the now, looking only at Jan. 2 when the Ducks square off against Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl Game. “I love the fans,” said James in response to their chant of “One more year, one more year” following Oregon’s 49-31 victory over UCLA in the Pac-12 championship game. “They support me through thick and thin. The most important thing to me is my teammates. Those guys are always supporting me. “Just being with my teammates each and every day, I cherish that. I’m blessed to be a part of a team like this. That’s what I think about. I don’t think about one more year; I think about the next day.” James, who could surpass Wisconsin’s Ron Dayne as college football’s career rushing leader, is arguably the most-prolific player in Oregon history. He has run for 4,923 yards and 52 touchdowns in three seasons, including 1,646 yards and 17 touchdowns this season for the Ducks (11-2). He is the first Oregon player to be a consensus All-American, earning the honor in 2010, and only the second Duck to be named a repeat member of the AFCA AllAmerica team. He won the Doak Walker Award, which goes to the top running back, in 2010 and was a finalist this season. But for Oregon, James’ value goes behind numbers that can be obtained on the football field. “He’s special,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly said. “I think you watch what he does in

the classroom, you watch what he does in the community, it’s not just a football thing with him. “It’s the way he lives his life. It’s what I want our football team to be like and I think he epitomizes that. He’s this university. I think our president said once — and I really truly believe this — this university is about unique excellence. That’s what this young man is about. He’s about unique excellence.” Part of that is James’ attitude, which this year was tested when he missed two games after injuring an elbow during the middle of the season. Instead, it just made him work harder. But not so much for himself, but for his teammates. “I want to be the best player I can, in all aspects of the game,” James said. “I don’t want to let myself or my teammates down in any way, so I stay determined to constantly push myself to the next level. “My teammates help motivate me because they stay on top of me, push me, and encourage me to do better.” James responded by giving his best efforts when it counted most. He had 143

yards and three touchdowns in a 53-30 victory over Stanford that gave the Ducks the leg up in the race for the Pac-12 North title. He had 142 yards and a score in the win over rival Oregon State that clinched the North title, then followed that up with 219 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over UCLA in the Pac-12 title game. Now he hopes to add to those numbers in a Rose Bowl victory. Nothing could be bigger for the Ducks. Besides wanting to end their three-game BCS bowl game losing streak, a Rose Bowl win would be Oregon’s first since the Ducks beat Pennsylvania, 14-0, in 1917. And if the 98th Rose Bowl is James’ last hurrah in college football, he said he believes he can look back and smile. “It means a lot (to win three Pac-12 titles),” he said. “Reach for the sky. I think for us, it really starts at practice. Coach Kelly does an amazing job getting us going, getting the best out of us. “We’re really young (this season). That’s not an excuse. If you come out here and work hard each and every day, the things that are happening right now will happen. It will all take care of itself.” R

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Montee Ball has carved out a nice spot on the list of outstanding running backs who have toted the ball for the Wisconsin Badgers. That’s what scoring a Big Ten-record 38 touchdowns in a single season and being a Heisman Trophy finalist as a junior will do for you. Ball, the nation’s leading rusher this season with 1,759 yards, has scored at least two touchdowns in each of his last 12 games. He can add to his legend by helping Wisconsin get a victory over Pac12 champion Oregon in the 98th Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 2 in Pasadena. Great running backs and Wisconsin go hand in hand. Some of the very best Badgers made their names in the Rose Bowl, like 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, who led Wisconsin to Rose Bowl wins in ‘99 and 2000. Ball almost had a Rose Bowl win of his own last season. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder scored a late touchdown to pull the Badgers within 21-19 of TCU in last year’s game, but Wisconsin failed on the two-point conversion and lost the game. Still, Ball finished with 132 yards on 22 carries. This year, Ball and the Wisconsin won’t be sneaking up on anybody. Oregon coach Chip Kelly said he knows exactly what his team is in for trying to stop Ball and Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson. “If you want to gang up and stop their running game with Montee Ball, then they’re putting the ball in Russell’s hands and throwing to Nick Toon and those other guys,” Kelly said. “Usually when you’re playing a team, you’re hoping that they’re one-dimensional. It makes it easy for you. ... But a team that’s multi-dimensional like Wisconsin really presents the ultimate problem for you on the defensive side of the ball.”

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Ball won’t have all the running back headlines to himself in this year’s matchup. Oregon’s LaMichael James, a Heisman finalist last year, also figures to garner plenty of attention and very well could upstage Ball. “LaMichael James and all he brings to the table with Montee Ball, you have two of the premier running backs in the world of college football on the same field,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said. “It’s going to be a unique challenge and one that we’ll embrace the opportunity to prepare for it. When we get to Jan. 2nd, it will be very, very special.” It hasn’t always been easy for Ball to find carries at Wisconsin. As a freshman, he was behind an All-American in John Clay.

Last year, Ball also shared time with James White. Ball was still able to lead the team in rushing in 2010 and with Clay out of the picture this season, there was no question about his role. What truly separates great running backs from those who are merely good is that they get stronger as the game or season progresses. Ball has done exactly that, rushing for 906 yards in Wisconsin’s last five games — all Badger wins. With the NFL likely to come calling in the offseason, the Rose Bowl may be Ball’s last chance to elevate himself in the conversations about all-time greats like Dayne. Given the way Ball has performed down the stretch, don’t put it past the Wentzville, Mo. resident to do just that. R

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defensive backs when he slipped exiting Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and pulled a hammy. OSU’s Hayes envisioned himself as the second coming of General Patton, but ironically never felt at ease in Patton’s hometown. Woody had a particular aversion to the L.A. press corps, who refused to preface their questions with “Sir.” Things finally boiled over during the Buckeyes’ 42-17 Rose Bowl loss to USC in 1973, when Hayes slugged a L.A. Times photographer who forgot to say “please” before he said “cheese.” The following season, USC coach John McKay decided to add to Hayes’ discomfort by sending him a large package of full-color travel brochures, describing each and every one of Southern California’s scenic wonders. Befitting both men’s competitive nature, the package was sent postage due. That year, Hayes extracted revenge with a 42-21 beat-down of the Trojans. In the run-up to the game in post-game hubbub, Woody never once mentioned the brochures. Their whereabouts became clear after the game — when McKay found the package sitting on his car in the Rose Bowl parking lot, with a scrabbled note attached containing a novel but impractical suggestion for their use. Fortunately for Pasadena sensibilities, Hayes saved his absolute worst behavior for non-Rose Bowl games, finally getting fired after punching an opposing player during the 1978 Gator Bowl. With the advent of television, the Internet and a generally less provincial outlook on life, SoCal’s distractions have gradually played less and less a role in Rose Bowl outcomes. But nature remains a potent force. The San Gabriel Mountains are beautiful this time of year. So are the deserts. And the beaches. Beware Wisconsin. It’s tough to play football with your head in the clouds. R

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“Damn the entire “Hold your tongue and Pacific Ocean!” your bladder!” Sutherland With those words ordered his players while University of Pittsburgh driving them through 12- to football coach Jock 14-hour practice sessions Sutherland angrily departed at a remote park in a tiny Pasadena on Jan. 2, 1930. village called Anaheim. Sutherland’s previously No matter. Isolationism unbeaten Pitt Panthers and strong bladders weren’t jim mcconnell had lost the previous day, enough as the Panthers 47-14, to USC in the Rose were once again thumped Bowl. It wasn’t just losing, or losing by USC, 35-0. big, that irked Sutherland. It was how it Sutherland Paranoia turned out to unfolded. be a common ailment among Eastern The Pitt football contingent arrived in coaches bringing their teams to the Southern California in mid-December Rose Bowl. to begin preparations for the game. “Local teams have a touchdown A victory over Howard Jones’ Trojans advantage in the Rose Bowl,” would vault the Panthers to No. 1 on claimed the late Michigan coach Bo most season-ending bowls, the ultimate Schembechler. “Their kids are used to finish in those days prior to the Bowl these surroundings. Our kids from Ann Championship Series. Arbor are too starry-eyed to play good Sutherland opted to give his players football.” a day off prior to starting game And he should have known, since preparations. For a fellow famous for his Wolverines lost eight of the 10 Rose telling his teams that “they must refuse Bowl games he coached. to make a mistake” it was an ill-advised Or, in the undying words of longmove. time U of M radio play-by-play guy One of Pitt’s starting linemen — and Bob Ufer: “Damn! I can’t believe we’re in those days players played on both going to lose another one of these offense and defense — decided to take (blankety-blank) games!” a trip to the beach. And there he stayed, Distractions abound in SoCal, and through the two weeks of practices, they aren’t limited to the great weather. through the game, and through Pitt’s Alabama lost Johnny Mack Brown, its day of departure. star quarterback, back in 1926 when Southern California beaches retain Johnny marched off to the Hollywood much of their beauty, but you can only movie studios instead of trekking back imagine how attractive they were in to Tuscaloosa. A few years earlier, one 1930. Especially if you had just come of Harvard’s top players skipped the from cold, dark, gloomy Pittsburgh. To train trip back to Boston, for the simple find a sunny, warm spot in the middle reason he had met, fallen in love and of winter — with the world’s largest married a Pasadena gal. All this in a heated pool only steps away — proved matter of two weeks. too much of a temptation for the lad, Coaches like Schembechler and Ohio who never did return to the Steel City. State’s Woody Hayes fought a valiant The next time Sutherland brought a but losing fight against the sirens of the team to Pasadena, in 1933, there were Southland. no trips anywhere except an occasional And, speaking of Anaheim, the potty break, and even then those were advent of Disneyland didn’t help. On rare occasions, always monitored by its traditional visit to that magical spot Sutherland’s assistants. in 1972, Ohio State lost one of its top

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agreed to play its home games at the Rose Bowl through 2042, while the TofR has agreed to stage the Rose Bowl Game there through at least 2043. “We’re here to provide our support to make sure this bowl maintains the position as the most elite post-season collegiate football game in the world,” said Richard Jackson, president of the Tournament of Roses Association, at the groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 10, 2010. UCLA is one of the few universities across the country that does not have an oncampus football stadium. “We don’t have an on-campus stadium to call our home, but we certainly do have a home,” UCLA Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said of the Rose Bowl. Andrea Van de Kamp, director of the Rose Bowl Legacy Campaign, said the group has already raised $3 million dollars in private donations and aims to raise up to $22 million more to plug gaps in financing and for additional stadium enhancements. The project, which was born with a $12 million gap, is now facing about a $20 million financing shortfall. The stadium, home of the oldest and most renowned post-season college football bowl game, earned its coveted National Historic Landmark status in 1987, a distinction many in this proud city would be loathe to lose. While the project team is trying to protect

as much of the original stone terracing and landscaping around the stadium’s perimeter, some of it will be lost to make way for the deepening and widening of the new press box, the name of the structure containing premium seating. The terracing and plants “was part of (Bowl architect) Myron Hunt’s original concept to make the outside of this very simple structure look softer and a little more welcoming,” said Sue Mossman, executive director of Pasadena Heritage, the preservation group involved in the planning. All plants that are removed during the project will be stored and either replanted or replaced with other plants. The concourse fence also will be pushed out farther in some areas, creating more space there and making the fence more of an oval shape like the Rose Bowl itself. The Rose Bowl field will resemble its original elliptical shape that it lost when low-tiered seats were added and the field’s corners were altered to accommodate World Cup soccer events. “I think it’s a remarkable success,” Mossman said of the project’s effort to preserve the stadium. “We’re not grumbling at anything at this point. Although its sad to see some of these things go, it’s much more important to have a successful Bowl to create new life for the Rose Bowl for the next 88 years.” R


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INSIDER

By LARRY WILSON

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How we pay for all our fun

AT least the self-styled stars haven’t gone above the title of the feature. It’s the Rose Parade Presented by (name of car manufacturer), and not vice-versa. It’s the Rose Bowl Game Presented by (name of some corporation in ALL CAPS, though I don’t even know what said corporation sells or makes, and I’m not going to Google it). Because, like the services provided by Google, the grand Pasadena Tournament of Roses is, as Steely Dan sings of a Sunday in TJ: “cheap — but it’s not free.” Somebody is paying for those millions of Ecuadorean roses that you can stand on the curbside, gratis, and try to catch a whiff of aroma from. If you’re sitting comfortably in the grandstands for the parade, you’re paying. Be glad — or, as a hopeless homer about things Pasadena, let me be glad — that it’s mostly local folks who build the bleachers and sell the tickets, so those dollars stay right here. Otherwise, like a day spent tiptoeing through the tulips, so many of the ever-bigger series of events making up the TofR can indeed be had without cost. Or, if you’re at the football game, at much less cost and with much more fun than at an NFL whoop-dee-do. Realizing that, the sharp business minds making up so much of the Tournament of Roses volunteer leadership have turned to some of the nation’s best marketing experts to lead the association’s tiny paid staff. The free market will pay plenty, even in this economy, to be associated with such a perfect brand. Perhaps knowing that they never will be allowed to get their names first, a la the (name of processed corn chip) Fiesta Bowl, makes the sponsorship even more attractive. The last big cheese the Tournament hired to head up its paid sponsorship efforts was a whiz in the corporate, media and sports worlds. He knew everyone. He’d had

titles as fancy as the decision-makers at the big international businesses that pay to be associated with the Tournament. Landed some big accounts. Didn’t work out in the end. Had the shortest tenure I know of for any TofR CEO. It’s tough out there, and up there. Tough to get the suits to pay for those petals and pigskins. Plus fans don’t want to see a game in our old Rose Bowl, they say, so we Pasadenans are forking out $160 million for that major renovation project you’ve noticed if you’ve been down in the Arroyo Seco. Back when William Leishman thought up the joint and got it built, in the ‘20s, the whole shooting match cost a quarter-million dollars. But the luxury boxes we built just 20 years ago aren’t luxurious enough for the corporate executives from (names of large multi-nationals) who can pay the piper. And, actually, they aren’t luxurious enough for anyone. Built with fewer amenities than a HoJo in Lubbock. You might have noticed that this place Where Happy New Years Begin messed up. We’re celebrating the calendar turning to 2012 on the wrong day. And just when it was perfect for we working stiffs from the 99 percent who like the fact that Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday, so that our paid holiday is Monday, which would have made for a nice sleep-in after all the festivities, with the TofR cushioned right in the middle of a big weekend. Would have been swell. Not to be. Happens every seven years in this town. It’s a church thing. Hard to get parishioners into the pews when there’s a big parade and a great football game. The corporate names and their bucks might make you think Pasadena has changed a lot in the 122 years of these festivities. And that is where you’d be wrong. R

Larry Wilson is public editor of the Pasadena Star-News and the San Gabriel Valley Newspapers.

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