Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Wednesday, Jan. 1.
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7 a.m. PASADENA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and supporters will protest SeaWorld's float during the Rose Parade. Scheduled to attend is Rose McCoy, a 12-year-old who jumped a barricade at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to protest SeaWorld's float. Between 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., protesters will be at three different locations: Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard; East Green Street and South Los Robles Avenue, and South Greenwood Avenue and Keyston Street. Contact: Shakira Croce, (718) 204-0423 or Katie Arth, (757) 969-0421.
8 a.m. PASADENA — The 125th Tournament of Roses begins at Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard. From 1-5 p.m., the Showcase of Floats will give visitors an up-close look at the parade floats. Sierra Madre Boulevard between Washington Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, and Washington Boulevard between Sierra Madre Boulevard and Woodlyn Road. Contact: Leslie Unger, (626) 449-4100; David Gordon, (714) 913-9943; Shelcie Takenouchi, (714) 913-9948; PR for Shoji, (310) 854-8195.
8 a.m. PASADENA — The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will hold a same-sex marriage ceremony on its "Love is the Best Protection" Rose Parade float. Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair will be legally married. Parade begins at Green Street and Orange Grove Boulevard. Contact: Ged Kenslea, (323) 308-1833 or cell: (323) 791-5526; Kyveli Diener, (323) 960-4846 or cell: (310) 779-4796; Pam Sharp, (323) 876-5153.
9 a.m. LOS ANGELES —The city's Bureau of Sanitation will distribute free reusable bags at seven locations to coincide with the citywide single-use carryout bag ban ordinance, which goes into effect on New Year's Day. Locations are: Food 4 Less, 9635 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Arleta; Food 4 Less, 5420 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; Food 4 Less, 20155 Saticoy St., Canoga Park; Food 4 Less, 1748 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles; Ralphs, 8824 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles; Food 4 Less, 3654 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; Food 4 Less, 336 W. Anaheim St., Wilmington. Contact: Jackie David, (818) 257-9478; Jimmy Tokeshi, (213) 978-1699, or cell: (213) 798-6202.
10 a.m. HUNTINGTON BEACH — Hundreds of participants will celebrate the new year by splashing into the ocean for the city's 14th annual Surf City Splash. Many participants will dress up or wear bathing suits but wetsuits are not allowed. Pancake breakfast at 10 a.m., costume judging at 11 a.m., costume awards at 11:30 p.m., splash at noon. Huntington Beach Pier, 325 Pacific Coast Highway. Contact: (714) 960-3483.
10 a.m. IRVINE — Hundreds of runners will declare their commitments to living healthy and active lives in 2014 as part of a 35-city Commitment Day 5-kilometer fun run and walk event. Commitment Day will begin its second year with tens of thousands across the nation committing to healthy eating and exercise. William R. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Drive. Contact: Lauren Flinn, Life Time Fitness, (952) 229-7776.
1:30 p.m. PASADENA — Big Ten Conference champions the Michigan State Spartans will take on the Pac-12 champion Stanford Cardinal in the 100th Rose Bowl game. Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive. Contact: Leslie Unger, (626) 449-4100; David Gordon, (714) 913-9943; Shelcie Takenouchi, (714) 913-9948.