Press Events for Friday
8:30 AM -- Arraignment is scheduled for actor Brad Renfro, who was charged with attempted possession of heroin after being arrested during a downtown Los Angeles drug sting. Div. 30, Criminal Courts Building, 210 W. Temple St.
9:00 AM -- Four Tournament of Roses Parade float-decorating locations will be open for public viewing through Sunday. Locations include Rosemont Pavilion, 700 Seco St., Pasadena; Brookside Pavilion, south side of Rose Bowl Stadium, Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena; Rose Palace, 835 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena; and Buena Vista Pavilion, 2144 Buena Vista St., Duarte.
11:00 AM -- Mayor Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Police Chief Bratton, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca host a news conference asking New Year's Eve revelers to refrain from shooting guns during their celebrations this weekend. Century Sheriff's Station, 11703 S. Alameda St.
2:00 PM -- Bands participating in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade will participate in "Bandfest,'' presented by Remo USA. The event will continue through Saturday. Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
5:00 PM -- LAPD Deputy Chief Michel Moore and City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel will hold a news conference to announce increased law enforcement efforts to combat drunken driving on New Year's weekend. LAPD Van Nuys Station, 6240 Sylmar Ave.
6:30 PM -- The Grove will host a USC pep rally in advance of Wednesday's Rose Bowl. The event will include USC Yell Leaders, Song Girls and the Spirit of Troy Marching Band. Grove's Town Square, 189 The Grove Drive.
8:00 AM -- The city of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will hold its sixth annual "Polar Bear Swim'' at Hansen Dam Swim Lake. 11798 Foothill Blvd.
9:00 AM -- Rose Parade floats will be judged at the Tournament of Roses Buena Vista Pavilion until 11:30 a.m. 2144 Buena Vista St.
1:00 PM -- Rose Parade floats will be on display for post parade viewing in the "Showcase of Floats'' until 5 p.m. Sierra Madre and Washington boulevards.
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