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Parades to celebrate the Fourth of July in Southland

CNS — Los Angeles On Monday, celebrations for the 246th anniversary of the country’s independence will take place all over Los Angeles County, including in Santa Monica, where professionals in the fields of health care, public safety, and food service will be recognized for their contributions during the coronavirus pandemic.

The roughly 1.3-mile parade will start at Barnard Way and Marine Street at 9:30 a.m. on a new route, travel west on Marine Street to Main Street, then north on Main Street to Pico Boulevard, where it will end.

“America, Together We Stand” is the slogan for the parade in Rosemead. At 10 a.m., the march will start along Valley Boulevard between Muscatel and Loma avenues and terminate at Rosemead Park.

The Sunland-Tujunga Fourth of July Parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at Summitrose Street and Foothill Boulevard, then proceed west on Foothill Boulevard to Sunland Boulevard. “Better Together” is the rallying cry.

The USC Trojan Marching Band will lead the golf cart procession through Avalon, which starts at one o’clock. “Explore Catalina By Land, Air, Or Sea” is the rally’s slogan.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on Loyola Boulevard, from Westchester Park to Loyola Marymount University, is Westchester’s 22nd annual Fourth of July Parade. The event’s theme, “Yours for a Better Community: Celebrating the Best of America,” was chosen in recognition of Howard Drollinger’s 100th birthday, a businessman who contributed to the development and growth of downtown Westchester.

The president of Drollinger Properties and the Drollinger Charitable Foundation, Karen Dial, the daughter of Drollinger, will serve as the grand marshal. Drollinger, who always ended his letters with “Yours for a Better Westchester,” served as the inspiration for the theme.

The Festival of Balloons march in South Pasadena will start at 11 a.m. at Mission Street and Diamond Avenue and terminate in Garfield Park. At 10:30 a.m., there will be an opening ceremony at the South Pasadena Library.

At 10 a.m., Colfax Elementary School will host the Valley Village Homeowners Association Fourth of July Parade, which will finish at Valley Village Park. Kathryn Barger, a supervisor for the county of Los Angeles, will participate in the march.

Barger will participate in the 4:45 p.m. march in San Marino as well. Barger has lived in San Marino his entire life.

Skydivers will land on Sunset Boulevard near Via de la Paz at 2 p.m. to kick off the Pacific Palisades procession.

The Fourth of July Parade in Sierra Madre will start at 10 a.m. and go east to Sierra Vista Park at the intersection of Sierra Madre Boulevard and Sunnyside Avenue.

Chris Cimino, director of public works for the city, will serve as the grand marshal. When Cimino was 2 years old, his family relocated to the city, and when he was 18, he joined the city’s weed abatement team. Additionally, Cimino has volunteered with the city’s minor baseball and softball leagues.

Traditionally, the grand marshal is someone or a group of people whose long-term efforts have benefited Sierra Madre.

The Fourth of July Parade in San Gabriel will begin at Plaza Park at 9 a.m., travel north on Mission Drive, then east on Broadway, and end at Smith Park.

At 10 a.m., the Long Beach beach bike path will host the start of the Great American Kids’ Bike Parade. Participants are invited to think about donating peanut butter, pasta noodles, tuna, or morning cereal to Long Beach organizations that assist the city’s homeless men and women.

At Warner Avenue School, the Holmby Westwood Property Owners Association Fourth of July Parade will kick off at 9:45 a.m.

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