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Mayor Bogaard receives 'Grinch' Award - Shoppers asked to sign petition & People to turn back
Dec 19, 2007 at 09:00 PM
Visual Artists Guild Press Release

For Immediate Release

Award Ceremony for Broken Rose Award to
       Grinch of the Year, Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard
Petition US Congress - Ask last minute Christmas shoppers to sign petition for help in asking Beijing to release prisoners of conscience
Asking people to turn their back on the Beijing Float


Beijing, signed their reaffirmation as sister cities
Apr 09, 2009 at 09:00 PM
From Beacon Media News:

"On Sunday afternoon Mayor Bogaard and Zhang Jiandong, Governor of Xicheng district in Beijing, signed their reaffirmation as sister cities on the 10th anniversary of the joint partnership.
The anniversary was marked with the ceremony, signing and gift exchange plus music and lunch all held at the Huntington Library. Though not everyone is pleased with the sister cities arrangement. We received this letter from The Visual Artists Guild on Sunday:

The Great Firewall of China Marching Brigade
May 29, 2009 at 12:07 PM

The Great Firewall of China Marching Brigade to appear in the 2009 Pasadena Doo-Dah Parade WHEN: Sunday, January 18, 2009 11:30AM WHERE: Pasadena Old Town, N Raymond and Colorado MARCHING BRIGADE: A Great Firewall of China Marching Brigade will follow a vintage car carrying Ann Lau, Chair of the Visual Artists Guild and recipient of the 2009 Thorny Rose Award. The Brigade will highlight the internet censorship in China and the continuous imprisonment of internet writers, journalists, religious persons, etc.


Mayor Bill Bogaard voted as Grinch of the Year accepts the Broken Rose Award
Dec 25, 2007 at 07:01 AM

December 22, 2007 Delivered at City of Pasadena - City Hall Image
Statement by Ann Lau, Chair We have called this press conference for three reasons.  The first is to present Visual Artists Guild's first annual  Broken Rose Award to Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard as part of his reward for winning the online poll conducted by Mr. David Markland where Mayor Bogaard won 50% of a 5-way race for Grinch of the Year.  The Grinch of the Year Award will be presented to the Mayor at regular Council meeting.


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