Monthly Archives: April 2010
Apr 29 2010
Pasadena Doo Dah Parade 2010

34th Occasional

Doo Dah Parade

Doo Dah!


May 1st , 2010


Step-Off @ 11:00am

Bring a lawnchair and come early!

Get your coffee in

‘La Barra,’ a 1956 Vespa Ape,

complete with javatainment!

Food spots: Denny’s, Doo Dah vendors,

Pizza, Greek, American, Thai and Chinese Cafes

East Pasadena ROUTE:

Parade Start Location:

Nina and Vinedo

S. on Vinedo

W. on Colorado to Altadena Dr.

Circles back at Altadena Dr.

E. on Colorado

Circles back at San Gabriel Blvd.

W. on Colorado

And back for another round

Parade ends at start: Vinedo and Nina


See The Amazing Chundra, Pasadena Scots, Grand Marshal Corky Peterson, Snotty Scotty and the Hankies, Horses on Astroturf, Laughter Yoga, His/Her Royal Majesty Queen Erica Valentine, HRH Andrew Duke of Doo Dah, Kim Manning and Lance Lazlow, Rock and Rollin’ Wedding, Songbird and His Ocarinas, Men of Leisure, Kid Swap, The Country Gentlemen, The Bra-Etts, The Unemployed Economic Downturn Drill Team, The Hare Krishna Chanters, Howdy Krishna, Count Smokula, The Pink-Slipped Teachers of California, Dr. Steel’s Army of Toy Soldiers (and Propaganda Mobile), Guys on Horses, Wild Bunch of Hollywood, Kinetic Pastry Science Mobile Muffins, East L.A. Marching Huskies, Cheap Sax (Addicted to Love), Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Superb Skaters, What Shoulda Stayed in Vegas, Goddess of Democracy, Million Marijuana March, Sidecar Jazz, ArtStorm, Classic Clowns of Whittier, Scary Clowns, Drunk in the Garage, Thwop, Niswander-er, Pasadena Hoop Groop, King Cork Dork and Princess Wine-a-Palooza, Cafe McMullen, Evotrope, The Martini Kings, Queen of Arts, GirlsDrawinGirls, Yippie Hippie 60’s, El Virus and the Vaccines, Howl-e-luiah Chorus, Weiners for Boobs, The Highland Park Thursday Evening Gentlemen’s Society Circuit Bending Marching Band and Ladies Auxiliary, Flying Baby Jousting, Motorized Friggin’ Couch, Firebrain, NoHo Scooters, Linoleum Bonaparte, JackFM, Carole Anne Kauffman, Hot Lips, World Champion Musical Whistler, Boo Boo Kitty, The Birthday Brigade, ROOM 13, Coast to Coast Critters, Valley Reds in Purple Threads, Billy Maze Fan Club, ICE House’s ‘Tiger in the Woods,’ Cannabis Peace Corps, Vintage Cyclery of Pasadena, Roobie Breastnut, Who’s Calling?, Day 1, Thrill the World Pasadena Zombies, Seenor Graucho, Alice the Wonder Bus! Doo Dah Random Dancers, MEOWMEOW2! And Northeast Records, YES on Prop 15, L.A. Derby Dolls,

The 35’er Chopaderos, Men of Leisure Synchronized Napping Drill Team, AND SO MUCH MORE !!




Live Bands, Dancing, Cheap Food/Drinks, Raffle Prizes, Special Performance by Queen Erica’s slammin’ guitar!

($5 cover, bring cash)

If you want to enter the parade: Contact Paddy

(626) 590-1134

Light Bringer Project

A Nonprofit Arts Organization




Location, Location!

As a reminder, this year’s parade is in a NEW location in Pasadena. Here’s a map:

Wanna’ sign up? No problem, just give us a call and send your entry form in soon!

Congratulations to our New 2010 Queen Erica Valentine and Grand Marshal Corky Peterson

Entries-Sign up now!

34th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade Blasts off on May Day!

SATURDAY, MAY 1st, Colorado Blvd., in East Pasadena, stepping off at 11:00am. [Ed. note: Note time change] Daring to go where no parade has gone before, this year’s Pasadena Doo Dah Parade will venture eastward for the first time in its colorful history. While the alternative event has enjoyed much popular success in the Old Pasadena retail and entertainment district, organizers are excited to bring the eclectic parade to the town-like setting of East Pasadena. “Old Pasadena has been a terrific backdrop and host for the Doo Dah Parade,” says organizer Tom Coston. “But East Pasadena is an exciting new frontier with its own local character and possibilities. It’ll be a great party for all!”

This year’s Doo Dah will be led by its 2010 Grand Marshal Corky Peterson, proprietor of the former Chromo’s Bar in “Old Town” Pasadena. It was in this small tavern in 1978 that Doo Dah was launched. The grassroots event soon gained national attention as the eccentric alter-ego to the Tournament of Roses. “It’s a great honor,” Peterson says. “We never expected Doo Dah to become an annual event… It’s just so fun to see it come full circle.”

Over 1,200 revelers will participate in this year’s Doo Dah, including Queen Erica Valentine, the Electric Squirrels, Martinis in the Morning, Howdy Krishna, Stupidiotic Evolution, Mystik Krewe d’Dieux Dah, Zombies of Debt, Flying Baby Street Racing and Stroller Cross, Men of Leisure, LA Derby Dolls, Dead Robert Palmer Girls, Drunk in the Garage, and classics like the Benzedrine Monks, BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, Amnesty International, Raelian Religion, Doo Dah Random Dancers, Wicked Tinkers, Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, Caesar’s Circus, Fabulous Sons of Ed Wood, Horses on Astroturf, Doo Dah house band Snotty Scotty & the Hankie, AND MANY, MANY MORE!!!
WHAT: 34th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
Stepping off at 11:00am![Ed. note: Note time change]

WHERE: Colorado Blvd. (between Sierra Madre and San Gabriel Blvds.)
Pasadena (Start Location: 2627 E. Colorado Blvd. 91107)


MORE INFO: East Pasadena, which boasts many small businesses and shops, is part of the Lamada Park District. Lamanda has a unique niche in Pasadena as it attracts more of a pioneer type of business. These businesses are what created the modern identity of the creative industrial arts that are located here. And who knew that at one time, this area had the largest winery in Southern California!

Pasadena resident Joe Colletti, Executive Director of the nonprofit, Mama’s Small Business Kitchen Incubator in the area says, “What we like to see is people venturing to a different part of Pasadena. There’s no doubt Doo Dah will bring more people to our neighborhood and that’s only going to be good for us.” Poo Bah Records, which started in Old Pasadena on Fair Oaks in 1971, is now settled on Colorado Blvd. in East Pasadena. Owner Ron Stivers says he is thrilled with the news, “I’ve been here for 6 years now, and have enjoyed plenty of parking, twice the space and have quadrupled my collection of music. It’s great to have Guitar Center next door, and the Colorado Bar after work. Doo Dah Parade moving here, with the mom and pop stores feels right, it’s like the Old, Old Town.”

For public information and to sign up for the Parade call (626) 590-1134 or visit the website.

Apr 29 2010
Is Pandora Possible? A Discussion of the Science, Technology and Environmental Messages Behind AVATAR
Is Pandora Possible?

A Discussion of the Science, Technology and Environmental Messages Behind AVATAR
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Beckman Auditorium
FREE; no tickets or reservations required

Presented By: Twentieth Century Fox and Caltech

James Cameron
Director, AVATAR

Jess F. Adkins
Associate Professor of Geochemistry and Global Environmental Science, Caltech

John P. Grotzinger
Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology, Caltech

Jared R. Leadbetter
Associate Professor of Environmental Microbiology, Caltech

Robert Hurt

Astronomer and Visualization Scientist for NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope

To commemorate the launch of AVATAR on Blu-ray and DVD, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Caltech will host this special presentation and panel about the science and technology behind cinema history’s box office champion. The discussion will include the film’s important environmental messaging and director James Cameron’s worldwide Earth Day initiative that is spearheading the planting of 1,000,000 new trees.

Presentation of select film clips from the Blu-ray release of AVATAR will be displayed on HD monitors. Panelists will discuss the creation and development of the most successful film in box office history, new technologies developed to create the film, and the story’s powerful environmental messaging and impact, which have been felt around the world.

Note: Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you arrive at least one hour prior to the event.

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Apr 28 2010
Love Left To Lose – Sons of Sylvia – American Idol Performance

Love Left To Lose – Sons of Sylvia – American Idol Performance

You might remember them when they went by the name The Clark Brothers (Ashley, Austin and Adam Clark

They’re also the opening act on Carrie Underwood’s “Play On” tour.

Apr 28 2010
can-am Spyder Roadster

Can-AM Spyder RT
Can-AM Spyder Roadster
It’s like a chopper
Newest Spyder Roadster
Original was three years ago.
Fast and stable
side bags

competes with gulf wing
most cargo space of any motorcycle

Apr 28 2010
Bango flips off

Bango flips off a 16ft ladder and throws down at the Bucks home Playoff Game 4 at the Bradley Center.

Apr 28 2010
Planetary Radio Live at SCPR Crawford Family Forum Pasadena KPCC

Planetary Radio Live!
Friday, April 30, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

On Friday night, April 30, join Planatary Radio host Mat Kaplan as he moderates a discussion with Emily Lakdawalla, Bruce Betts and special guests Jeff Richichi, NASA/JPL pioneer James Burke and featured guest Bill Nye the Science Guy.

Planetary Radio is the weekly public radio series about space exploration produced by the Planetary Society, the world’s largest space interest group. You won’t want to miss what promises to be a fun and informative evening.

This is a free event, but space is limited. To RSVP, visit

The Crawford Family Forum
474 S Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

Description The Planetary Society’s weekly public radio series about space exploration goes before a studio audience for the first time. Joining host Mat Kaplan will be regulars Emily Lakdawalla and Bruce Betts.  SpaceX Director of Structural Design Jeff Richichi will be our guest.  The huge SpaceX Falcon 9 may achieve its first launch before the show.  Also, space pioneer James Burke and featured guest Bill Nye the Science Guy.  The interview segment will be extended to 45 minutes for this special event.NOTE: No one under 10 years old will be admitted. Notes We’ll be in the Crawford Family Forum.  Very limited free parking in the Mohn Broadcast Center lot (street level only).  There is ample free street parking. Please, no children under ten.

Apr 28 2010
$224 Million for the Mega Millions Jackpot

$224 Million for the Mega Millions Jackpot

38 states participate.

This Friday the jackpot is estimated to be approx $224 million.

Apr 28 2010
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Apr 28 2010
Los Angeles leads most polluted air cities

Most polluted cities in US.

Los Angeles Long Beach Riverside


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