Mark Keppel High School, San Gabriel Academy High School and Schurr High School varsity boys basketball teams won multiple games in the past week ending on Dec. 30, 2017.
PASADENA, Calif. -- Pasadena Police Department will begin closing the route used for the annual Rose Parade effective 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. The closures will occur along Colorado Boulevard, at Orange Grove Boulevard, east to Sierra Madre Boulevard; and up Sierra Madre Boulevard to Paloma Street. The earlier closure time for most of the route is being done to enhance public safety and provide for a more efficient deployment of public safety resources. Key intersections will be staffed by law enforcement personnel to allow vehicles to cross Colorado Boulevard, either north or south, until 6 a.m. Monday, January 1, 2018, at which time the entire route will be closed to all public vehicles.
Mark Keppel High School won four games and Rosemead High School won three games in girls varsity basketball action for the week of Dec. 26-30, 2017.
PASADENA, Calif. --The No. 2 College Football Playoff (CFP)-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, champion of the Big 12 Conference, and the No. 3 CFP-ranked Georgia Bulldogs, champion of the South Eastern Conference (SEC), have been selected to play in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, on January 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl Stadium. “The Tournament of Roses is excited to host Oklahoma and Georgia at this year’s Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game,” said Rose Bowl Management Committee Chairperson Scott Jenkins. “The opportunity to host two of the top teams in the country will make for a thrilling game. We are pleased to welcome the teams and the fans from both schools to the Granddaddy of Them All.”
PASADENA, Calif. -- Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is most famously known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, was announced as the 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed “Making A Difference” and participate in the pre-game celebration of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Both are held on January 1, 2018.
Tournament of Roses President, Lance Tibbet, made the announcement at Tournament House in Pasadena. In his remarks, Tibbet referred to Sinise as someone making a difference in his community through his work with veterans.
IRWINDALE, Calif. - - It was announced on Dec. 28, 2017 that Irwindale Event Center, the home of Irwindale Speedway and Irwindale Drag Strip, will remain open and in full operation under a new multi-year agreement with a group of motorsports enthusiasts led by Tim Huddleston and Justice Brothers and the property owners.