Glendale News-Press: Governor’s Award Goes to Glendale Rose Parade Float

The pageantry of the Tournament of Roses Parade took over the streets of Pasadena for the 125th time Wednesday morning with a cast of thousands. Marching bands from as far as Japan, equestrian groups featuringAppaloosa, Andalusian and Clydesdale horses, KC & the Sunshine Band, Natalie Cole and this year's winner of NBC's “The Voice,” Tessanne Chin all joined the festivities. Glendale's 2014 [...]

By | January 1st, 2014|Press|0 Comments

Crescenta Valley Weekly: Meatball Gets Top Billing for 2014 Rose Float

From the garbage cans of Glendale neighborhoods to becoming a nationwide celebrity, the saga of Meatball the Bear has been a winding and improbable one. Now a new twist is being added to his journey – as inspiration for a Rose Parade float. Meatball, whose culinary habits caught the attention of the national media last [...]

By | July 25th, 2013|Press|0 Comments

Glendale News-Press: Glendale Approves ‘Meatball’ the Bear Rose Parade Float

A floral depiction of Glendale’s most famous former ursine resident -- "Meatball" -- will be the centerpiece of the city’s next Rose Parade float, council members decided Tuesday. After he was caught devouring frozen Costco meatballs from a garage refrigerator in Glendale last year, “Meatball” the bear gained celebrity status for frequent jaunts through the city's [...]

By | July 24th, 2013|Press|0 Comments