Good morning, readers! Today is Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. If you've missed the latest headlines of the new year for the 818 region, here's the roundup:
- In this year's Tournament of Roses Parade, the city of Glendale's float, "Let's be neighbors," earned the Governor's Award for best depiction of California life, while La Cañada Flintridge nabbed the Bob Hope humor award for its float, "Dog Gone!"
- This year's parade also saw the first same-sex wedding atop a float in the history of the Tournament of Roses Parade, according to the Los Angeles Times, and the arrests of
sixteen people protesting a SeaWorld float, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
- If you haven't had a chance to hit the ice yet, the temporary ice skating rink in Burbank, located in the parking lot behind City Hall at 275 E. Olive Ave. is set to close this Sunday.
- Burbank city officials this month denied allegations contained in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former public works employee. The employee, Dale Wagner, 61, sued the city in September for alleged age discrimination and retaliation, claiming that he was forced to retire after health problems caused work restrictions for him, according to his lawsuit.
-- Sameea Kamal, email@example.com
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