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Chef Peter Dills
Table for Two

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… This and That
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Christopher Nyerges
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VOLUME 12 NO. 01 
Rose Parade and Rose 
Bowl by the Numbers
Rose Parade 
Makes the 

 Get a behind-the-scenes 
look at Pasadena’s famed 
Tournament of Roses Parade 
as the Pasadena Museum 
of History hosts an evening 
January 23 with longtime 
Tournament Volunteer and 
2004 President Michael K. 
Riffey. The event will be held 
from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
More Than 
a Parade
Let Freedom Ring: A Day 

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This year’s Rose Parade 
Monday morning turned 
out, with a few exceptions, 
the exact image the world 
knows it for –lots of sunshine, 
flowers, horses and music.

 Pasadena Mayor Terry 
Tornek (Pictured middle 
right) road with a smile on 
his face down Colorado 
Blvd., along with his family, 
in a vintage jitney bus. The 
jitney is also well known to 
Pasadena’s Doo Dah parade. 

La Canada-Flintridge self-
built float “Panda-Monium, 
(pictured right top) ‘’ won the 
Bob Hope Humor Award for 
most whimsical and amusing 
float. The UPS Store Inc., 
“Books Bring Dreams to Life, 
(pictured left middle) won the 
Extraordinaire Trophy Award 
for most extraordinary float. 
Rose Queen Isabella Marez 
of Altadena and her court 
(pictured middle lower left) 
waved to the crowd in typical 

RFD-TV/Ag PhD’s float 
A “Salute to Farmers” 
(pictured bottom) was the 
only float towed through 
TV corner (Orange Grove 
and Colorado blvd. The 
parade stopped for about 
10 minutes. Another float, 
city of Carson, with a large 
treasure chest and fountain 
veered from the marker (a 
red painted line) coming 
within inches of the crowd. A 
few other floats, including the 
Cal Poly Universities Rose 
Float “Dreams Take Flight” 
(see float viewing page. 3) 
reported being damaged by 
a low hanging wire near the 
end of the 5.5 mile route. 

 Tournament of Roses 
President, Lance Tibbet, and 
his family, road down the 
parade in a 1929 Packard 
Modal 633. Actor and 
humanitarian Gary Sinise, 
known for his portrayal of Lt. 
Dan Taylor in the film Forrest 
Gump, road, with his family, 
in a 1919 Dodge Brothers as 
the parade’s Grand Marshal. 

Of Readings From Dr. King

 All Saints Church will observe Martin Luther King Jr. 

Pg. 4 
Pg. 3 
Pg. 7 
Pg. 10
Day with “Let Freedom Ring: our second annual daylong, 

community reading of Dr. King’s speeches, sermons and 

writings. the church is located 132 N Euclid Ave. 

From All Saints’ rector Mike Kinman:

 Like most Americans, I grew up knowing the Rev. Dr. 

Martin Luther King by the sound bites. 
“I have a dream.” 
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do 

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

 About 15 years ago, a friend gave me “A Testament of 
Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin 
Luther King, Jr.” It sat on a shelf for a while, and then, 
on King’s birthday, I pulled it down and decided I would 
spend an hour or so reading it.

 I opened the book … and didn’t put it down for hours.

 “Let Freedom Ring” was born. We used A Testament of 
Hope and the extensive collection of the King Papers Project 
at Stanford, contacted the King Center for permission for a 
public reading, and set up a simple structure. A large book 
of readings would be at the front of the church – first at 
the lectern and eventually in the pulpit from where King 
preached. People would sign up for half-hour shifts to 
read … but at any time, someone could walk up indicate 
they want to take over reading, and just take over. We’d ask 
people to read for no more than 5 minutes if someone was 
waiting, and if there was a gap, the shift leader would be 
there to make sure the reading continued.

We advertised it as a complement of reflection to the 

King National Day of Service activities taking place in the 

community. And people came.

 They came for a half hour, for two hours, for the entire 
day. They read and they listened. School groups came after 
doing service projects and then had conversations about 
how what they had done and what they heard were related.

 The idea of getting “celebrity readers” to draw more people 
in was floated and quickly dismissed. This was about the 
people. When Senator Claire McCaskill showed up to read, 
she waited her turn like everyone else.

 Attendance grew every year, and it became one of the 

signature events of the year at Christ Church Cathedral … 

and other churches around the country began to pick it up.

 And this year, we’re bringing it to All Saints. On Monday, 
January 15, from 9 am – 5 pm, we will be hosting “Let 
Freedom Ring.” Thanks to the translating skills of Antonio 
Gallardo, we’ll have the option of reading in Spanish as well 
as English … it will be streamed live online. 

 Riffey will share stories from 

his book about the hard work, 

drama, and fun that go in to 

making the Tournament of 

Roses Parade one of the “gotta 

see” events on the nation’s TV 

schedule. He will introduce the 

Royal Court, float designers 

and builders, equestrian 

units, band members, and the 

amazing Tournament of Roses 


 Tickets: Members $10;

General $15. Tickets include 

entrance to the Galleries 

starting at 5:00 pm and a 

wine and cheese reception. 

Advanced ticket purchase is 

recommended. Tickets may 

be available at the door for an 

additional $5 charge.

 Pasadena Museum of History 

is located at 470 W. Walnut 

Street. For more information 

visit or 

call 626.577.1660. 

Older Women 
3x3 Basketball 

 Registration is open and all 
skill levels are invited for the 
next season of the Pasadena 
Senior Center 3x3 Basketball 
League for women ages 40 and 

 Games will be played Sundays, 
Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28 and Feb. 
4, and 25 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. 
in the Braun Athletic Center at 
Caltech. The registration fee is 
only $35 per player.
Please note time and location 
subject to change. Please call 
ahead to confirm.

 For more information and to 
register contact Oma Soto at or call 

 Pasadena city officials released 
statistics Thursday on this year’s 
Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game 
as it relates to the efforts involved 
by all city departments. 

 According to city officials 
during the two-day period, the 
Pasadena Police Department 
reported receiving 1,828 calls 
into its Dispatch Center. Of those 
calls, 771 resulted in patrol units 
responding as a “call for service.” 
Many of the remaining calls were 
either duplicates or information-
only from people telling police 
officials the “See Something, Say 
Something” public information 
campaign motivated them to call.

 Pasadena Police made nine 
arrests during the enforcement 
period. Three alcohol-related 
misdemeanors and one arrest on 
an outstanding warrant occurred 
on the parade route while five 
additional misdemeanor arrests 
occurred at the game, attended 
by more than 92,000 people. The 
10 p.m. New Year's Eve closure 
and barricade deployment for 
the 5.-mile parade route was 
successful, with no public safety 
problems reported.

 The Pasadena Fire Department 
reported treating 38 people at 
the parade or at related events, 
including 18 transported to the 
hospital and 20 who were treated 
on scene and released. The Red 
Cross had about 130 people stop 
at their aid stations for minor 
assistance. At the football game, 
nearly 500 medical contacts 
were made with the public by 
firefighters and paramedics, 
including 53 persons needing 
medical aid, with 18 taken to 
the hospital and 35 treated and 
released on scene.

 The Pasadena Public Health 
Department’s Public Health 
Emergency Preparedness 
Program staff worked closely with 
its health counterparts from the 
federal, state and county levels to 
monitor for health risks during 
the events; none were reported. 
The Department also inspected 
and permitted about 120 food 
vendors for the parade, football 
game and pre- and post-parade 
events. The Health Department’s 
“unlicensed vendor” detail 
deployed with police and found 
only one unlicensed food vendor 
who was cited. 

Crews from the Public Works 
Department were also out in 
force. The Department assisted 
law enforcement by providing 
the physical barricades at 21 
dedicated cross streets and 
protective water barriers for 
an additional 59 streets along 
the parade route. In all, the 

Public Works Department 
deployed about 6,500 barricades 
throughout the City; installed 
14,500 temporary No Parking 
signs; placed more than 100 
catch basin covers to prevent 
storm drain contamination; and 
painted about 10 miles of blue 
honor lines and six miles of the 
pink float-driver center route 

 The Public Works Department 
had 112 workers using eight 
dump trucks, eight skip loader/
backhoes, eight street sweepers 
and 10 pick-up trucks to collect 
about 94 tons of trash from 
the parade, post-parade and 
outside areas of the Rose Bowl 
Stadium—a 25 percent increase 
over 2017. More than 20 tons of 
clean cardboard and more than 
8,500 beverage containers were 

 In the days leading up to 
the events, Public Works also 
removed 37 traffic signals 
poles, masts or street lights; 
temporarily installed 17 others 
such devices; and placed about 
1,500 temporary traffic signs, 
orange cones and traffic lane 
delineators. Crews will now 
spend several more days putting 
it all back together for normal 
traffic flows throughout town.

 GT-5, the City’s new natural 
gas-fired turbine generator at the 
Glenarm Power Facility operated 
by Pasadena Water and Power, 
was in use for about 34 hours, 
from noon on Dec. 31 to 10 p.m. 
Jan. 1, to help ensure all local 
electric needs were efficiently 

 Crews from the City’s 
departments of Transportation, 
Information Technology and 
Water & Power were also on 
scene to assist in numerous 
support roles at various locations, 
monitoring everything from 
traffic flows and data/Internet 
needs to plumbing, security 
cameras and stadium lights.

 Pasadena’s police and fire 
departments were assisted 
in providing comprehensive 
public safety protection by the 
Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s 
Department; the Federal Bureau 
of Investigation; U.S. Department 
of Homeland Security; U.S. 
Secret Service; the U.S. Bureau 
of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms; 

U.S. Customs; the California 
National Guard; U.S. Coast 
Guard; California Highway 
Patrol; Los Angeles Port Police; 
the Glendale Police Department 
and many other police 
departments within the greater 
law enforcement community of 
Southern California.

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