Rose Parade & Rose Bowl Special Features

Special Features exclusive to The South Pasadenan

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | The 345-member West Chester ‘Incomparable’ Golden Rams Marching Band, from West Chester, Pennsylvania provided lively sounds and color to the parade. artist Jordan Sparks closed out the two-hour parade with a three-song perfomance.

Pasadena Rose Parade Rings in New Year | 800,000 People Line the Streets for...

As the City of South Pasadena was enjoying another high achievement, celebrating a third straight trophy win in the books, other cities with self-built floats, along with many others on a much larger scale...
PHOTO: Jonathan Williams | The South Pasadenan | Rose Bowl Football 2024: No. 1 Michigan and No. 4 Alabama face-off in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game.

ROSE BOWL GAME 2024: MICHIGAN WIN OVER ALABAMA IN OVERTIME

https://youtu.be/f0ZO-MBW0Bo Michigan's J.J. McCarthy went 17 of 27 for 221 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions to lead the Wolverines to a 27-20 victory Monday night on New Year's Day over the Alabama Crimson...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 parade float: winner of the 'Founder Award'.

WINNER: South Pasadena Rose Parade Float Wins the ‘Founder Award’ (updated)

It never gets old – South Pasadena garnering awards for its float entries in the annual Rose Parade. On Monday, the city grabbed it’s third straight, earning the prestigious Founder Award ahead of the 135th...
Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano

Exclusive: Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano

Naomi speaks with The South Pasadenan about the thrill, challenges, and honor of Rose Court process for her & being crowned queen - honestly, and directly.  It's all about the the princesses of the...
Rose Queen Mother of Naomi

Exclusive: Mother of Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano

The inside story: Worried, excited, and challenges right up until coronation. Naomi continues to make us so proud. The question: "What was is like in the 48 hours before coronation"

Exclusive: Father of Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano

The inside story: What's it like for the family handling such a honor. "As a father I always guide Naomi, but she makes her own decisions..."
PHOTO: Jonathan Williams | The South Pasadenan | Family birthday dinner with newly crowned Pasadena Rose Queen Naomi Stillitano

Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano | The Inside Story: The Royal Dinner

On a wind-chilled night in November, the Stillitano family gathered inside Fogo de Chão, awaiting the all-you-can-eat delicacies the Brazilian steakhouse has to offer. Servers rushed by with silver-tinted skewers, serving each customer. Naomi Stillitano,...
Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano | The Inside Story: The Glory of Christmas Eve Pasadena Rose Queen PHOTO: BY PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES® | 2024 Rose Queen® Naomi Stillitano speaking with local television news KTLA at the 105th Rose Queen Coronation.

Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano | The Inside Story: The Glory of Christmas...

Just a few days before Christmas, the 2024 Rose Queen Naomi Stillitano and her family gather in her kitchen. The shimmer from their tree bounces off the walls, illuminating the dozens of cards and...

Exclusive: Swim Instructor of Pasadena Rose Queen 2024 Naomi Stillitano

Swimming is her sport! A sit-down with Naomi's swim coach Katherine Tse 2024 Pasadena Rose Queen Bio - by Pasadena Tournament of Roses: Naomi Stillitano is a senior at Arcadia High School, and lives in Arcadia. She...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | Ed  Donnelly, chair of the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses, points to an area behind the War Memorial Building where a permanent building is projected to someday house the city’s float. Over the years, the float has been constructed in a giant circus-like tent at the site.

SPTOR Hopes for Permanent Building in City to House Float

Working in the outdoor elements, where cold, harsh winters can play havoc, weighs heavily on efforts to build a permanent indoor facility housing South Pasadena’s float that takes part in the Rose Parade. Ed Donnelly,...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | South Pasadena Tournament of Roses 2024 float at the Tournament of Roses final judging on December 31, 2023.

Final Judgment | The South Pasadena Rose Parade Float 2024

Ed Donnelly seemingly gave Tournament of Roses officials some bad news Sunday morning upon their arrival at South Pasadena’s float site behind the War Memorial Building in the 400 block of Fair Oaks Avenue...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | A core group of workers put in long hours constructing and decorating South Pasadena’s Rose Parade float throughout the year before hundreds more help down the stretch with the finishing touches ahead of the traditional New Year’s Day event in Pasadena.

Volunteers Make the Difference on South Pasadena’s Rose Float

It is completely volunteer-driven, relying on the community for both monetary and physical support, which is something never forgotten by those like Ed Donnelly. “We have a core group that helps us throughout the year...
PHOTO: Bill Glazier | The South Pasadenan | The Tournament of Roses Queen and Court gather in front of flowers that arrived this week before being placed on South Pasadena’s float – “Boogie Fever” – in time for Monday’s Rose Parade in Pasadena.

2024 Queen and Rose Court Visit South Pasadena Float Site

It takes a whole lot of help, especially in those final days, hours and minutes before the City of South Pasadena unveils its float to the world for the grandeur and pageantry of the...
PHOTO: provided by Tournament of Roses | The South Pasadenan | Singer/songwriter Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks to Close out 135th Rose Parade Grand Finale

Media Release Today, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® joins The Mansion Entertainment Group in announcing the highly anticipated Grand Finale of the 135th Rose Parade® presented by Honda on Monday, January 1, 2024. As the...
PHOTO: Sally Kilby | The South Pasadenan | PHOTO: Sally Kilby | SPTOR Decoration Chair, Janet Benjamin, with KTLA's Gayle Anderson paying a visit to the South Pasadena Tournament of Roses float site on December 11, 2023.

We’re on TV! KTLA Pays Visit to South Pasadena Rose Parade Float Build Site

In the late 1970s, as the radio airwaves were filled with disco sounds, one of those at the top of the heap was “Boogie Fever,” made famous by the Sylvers. The group that sang the...

The Final Chapter | Arizona State Takes Down UCLA 17-7

Arizona State's Trenton Bourguet threw for 149 yards with one touchdown, leading the Sun Devils to a 17-7 victory on Friday over the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl, marking their last Pac-12 game...
PHOTO: Jonathan Williams | The South Pasadenan | Rose Queen 2024, Naomi Stillitano, with the Rose Court | Emmerson Tucker, Blair High School, Trinity Dela Cruz, Marshall Fundamental School, Olivia Bohanec, La Salle College Preparatory, Rose Queen Naomi Stillitano, Arcadia High School, Phoebe Ho, South Pasadena High School, Mia Moore-Walker, Flintridge Preparatory School, and Jessica Powell, Flintridge Preparatory School.

Rose Queen Crowned | 2024 Tournament of Roses Pasadena – Videos & Reactions

https://youtu.be/DxRCkUU4Wqk Arcadia High School student, Naomi Stillitano, was crowned the 2024 Rose Queen moments ago in front of the iconic Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena. https://youtu.be/UWhsCtFxJ2g VIDEO: South Pasadena Princess Phoebe Ho Reacts & Congratulates New...
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