Pasadena’s Black History Month parade has been postponed due to this weekend’s storms.
City officials cited public safety for why they decided to push the 35th annual parade back as there are concerns the storm could include possible lightning strikes in or near the parade route.
“The public’s safety, including those who would watch the parade and the parade participants, was the deciding factor to cancel the parade (Saturday),” said William H. Boyer, public information officer for the Pasadena city manager’s office, in a statement.
City officials are looking to re-schedule the parade, but no decision has been made on a new date, Boyer said.
The parade is one of the oldest, longest-running parades of its kind in California, Boyer said.
—City News Service
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