Thursday, December 31, 2015

KCAL/CBS News Los Angeles: Little Sierra Madre Float That Could Chugs On For What Will Be 99 Years

Mod: Nice article from the KCAL/CBS News LA website that speaks volumes about Sierra Madre's mastery of the art of Rose Parade float building over the years. Since it is New Year's Eve and tomorrow is the big parade in Pasadena, I thought I should post the article in case you haven't seen it yet. Even better, a great TV news video is attached to this piece as well. You can link to the entire KCAL/CBS website by clicking here.

Link to the video here.

Happy New Year!

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23 comments:

  1. If the CC had any business sense we would get a corporate sponsor and actually make money on this enterprise. Electricity,heat, maintenance, etc all must be paid for and who gets the bill the TAX payers

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    1. The City doesn't own the Rose Float. That's why the Rose Float Association is still going!

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    2. Don't want the city involved. Can you imagine the staff time charges?

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    3. They couldn't do it. City Hall is closed until January 4.

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  2. The Sierra Madre Rose Parade Float. Brought to you by Hankook Tires!

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    1. No. Doesn't seem the same.

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    2. we could get a marijuana dispensary to sponsor...

      brought to you by "Leafs by Snoop"

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    3. Not a chance there will be one of those in Sierra Madre. Trust me on that.

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  3. Don't spoil something that works so well. All volunteers with donations, I am proud to give. The quickest way to ruin it is to involve government.

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    1. plus Elaine would bill them for 700 staff hours to pre-plan like she does to the Mt Wilson Trail Race

      and the PD would charge for overtime to guard the building

      no, it's doing well because the city isn't involved

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  4. Think of the chargebacks City Hall would take out of the Rose Float Association.

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  5. When are the winners announced?

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    1. The Kensington could sponsor it?

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    2. What would they ask for in return?

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    3. Ask them.Maybe just their name discreetly on the Float?

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    4. Do they need the money? I have never heard that they did.

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    5. They don't. Leave well enough alone. Not everything needs to become a discussion of the city's finances.

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  6. Happy New Year to the MOD and his family.

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  7. Got a great idea, let's buy the DUARTE Bronze Horse Statue and put our city manager on it with the city council pulling it out of town to the city of Encinitas where their buddy jod mosca lives!

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    1. Mule is from down that way. His three trusty mules could help pull it.
      http://sierramadretattler.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-adventures-of-mule-plus-is-reverse.html

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