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  • Hollywood Christmas Parade with grand marshal Olivia Newton-John set for Sunday

    11/26/2016 10:04:26 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 31 replies
    City News Service via LA Daily News ^ | Nov 26 2016 | City News Service
    HOLLYWOOD >> Grammy-winning singer Olivia Newton-John, perhaps best known for her starring role opposite John Travolta in the movie musical “Grease,” will be the grand marshal when the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade makes its way through Tinseltown Sunday. Newton-John will also perform during a pre-parade concert, which will begin at 5 p.m. and feature notables including Cyndi Lauper, Kenny G, Scotty McCreery, War and Eric Benet.
  • Family Speaks Out About Cub Scout's Death

    12/05/2006 5:50:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 3,521+ views
    We're hearing from the family of a young boy, who died after falling off a float at a New Hampshire Christmas Parade. On Monday, Thomas Fogarty's family spoke for the first time about the 9-year-old boy who was celebrating Christmas with his fellow Cub Scouts. The float -- being pulled by a trailer through downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire -- pulled Thomas Fogarty to his tragic death. "At this time, we believe that Thomas somehow fell from the float and was run over by the trailer's double-axle wheels," said Chief Michael Magnant of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department. Thomas' family...
  • Christmas Parade celebrates America’s freedom, those who fight for it

    12/06/2005 6:25:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 354+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | Lance Cpl. R. Drew Hendricks
    U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, PACIFIC, CAMP H. M. SMITH, Hawaii (Dec. 5, 2005) -- The 3rd Marine Regiment color guard led the largest community parade in the state of Hawaii during the 43rd annual Kaneohe Bay Christmas Parade, Dec. 3. If you’re not accustomed to a Hawaiian winter you would have found yourself a bit confused as to what this parade was for; the typically warm weather and the “Celebration of Freedom” theme made it as much like a 4th of July celebration than Christmas. Kaneohe celebrated not only Christmas but also all the men and women who serve to...
  • Drivers Of Towed Cars Cry Foul After Christmas Parade (L.A. turns parade into moneymaker!)

    11/29/2005 10:58:54 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 40 replies · 1,102+ views
    KNBC4 ^ | 11/29/05 | Mayor Tony Villar
    LOS ANGELES -- Hundreds of angry car owners claimed their vehicles were unfairly towed Sunday during Hollywood's annual Christmas parade, but city officials said temporary "no parking" signs had been posted well in advance of the parade. The towed vehicles were parked on local streets and were towed by the City of Los Angeles. "We impounded 548 vehicles and issued roughly 600 citations for parking in a temporary no-stopping zone, which was prohibited on this particular day," said Jimmy Price, Chief of Parking Enforcement. Many affected drivers said there was no way for them to know about the temporary no-parking...
  • Parade name change by mayor spurs boycott

    11/26/2005 12:00:04 PM PST · by pissant · 114 replies · 1,820+ views
    SignonSanDiego ^ | 11/26/05 | Angela Lau
    ENCINITAS – Three community groups and members of a Jewish temple are boycotting this year's holiday parade because the city reverted to a name that they said discriminates against non-Christian religions: the Christmas Parade. Mayor Dan Dalager said he used his prerogative as mayor to ask staff members to change the name. "Some years ago, someone in their bureaucratic wiseness decided to change the name to Holiday Parade. I just changed it back to its historically correct name," he said. "It's no big deal. "There is a Christian holiday called Christmas that is celebrated in churches, and there is a...
  • Union Square kicks out young carolers Grade-school kids get boot for lack of permit from city

    12/05/2004 10:01:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 64 replies · 2,489+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/5/4 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Two dozen San Francisco schoolkids sporting white turtlenecks and Santa hats got a very un-Christmaslike civics lesson the other day when they showed up at Union Square hoping to delight Christmas shoppers with holiday carols. "They just wanted to set up next to the Christmas tree and sing,'' said Donna Vargas, one of the parents who escorted the fifth- and sixth-graders from San Francisco Day School on Friday's outing. Instead, they got the boot. Seems they didn't have a city permit -- so after a brief run-in with the park's security, the kids were shooed away. "How can children not...
  • A lump of coal in Denver's stocking (for banning the term "Christmas")

    12/02/2004 4:39:30 AM PST · by mhking · 56 replies · 1,903+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 12.2.04 | Michael King
    Denver's holiday traditions include a Christmas Parade and the lighting of the City and County Building in downtown Denver.Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently announced that the phrase "MERRY CHRISTMAS" on the outside of the building will be changed to "HAPPY HOLIDAYS," in yet another politically correct attack on the institution of Christmas. And while they're at it, the city is stopping a church group from participating in the annual "Parade of Lights", and singing Christmas Carols.Parade organizers claim that Christmas Carols may be offensive to some people....a church group who wants to march in the Parade of Lights and sing...
  • Christmastime event is no-Christian zone ( 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade)

    12/02/2004 1:11:39 AM PST · by ETERNAL WARMING · 43 replies · 1,642+ views
    WND ^ | December 2, 2004 | Joe Kovacs
    HOLIDAY BLUES Christmastime event is no-Christian zone Santa, 'holy homosexuals' OK for parade, but no floats with direct religious themes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: December 2, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Joe Kovacs © 2004 In the latest skirmish over Christmas in America, a Christian group is not allowed to participate in Denver's annual Parade of Lights, because church members sought to sing yuletide hymns and proclaim a "Merry Christmas" message on their float. However, the event, now in its 30th year, will include homosexual American Indians, Kung Fu artisans, belly dancers and, of course, Santa Claus. "I think there's an...