Good morning from sunny Pasadena, where preparations are underway for a big football game but no plans for a parade.
Since arriving on Wednesday, I’ve noticed a steady increase in the number of Nebraska fans in various parts of the greater Los Angeles area.
At the Thursday taping of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” at least 30 Husker faithful made it into the show and one woman from Omaha had her picture taken with Leno when he came out to chat with the crowd before the show.
Those staying in Beverly Hills early Friday morning were participants in a uniquely California event — a 3.5 earthquake. According to the Los Angeles Times, it was felt over a wide area of Southern California, including downtown L.A. and the San Fernando Valley.
It was the second quake of the week in Beverly Hills, but both quakes caused no damage or injuries.
At the Rose Bowl itself, there’s a lot of construction underway at the stadium but it appears to be confined to the press box side where a number of suites are being added.
The UCLA logo at midfield and the word Bruins in the end zones have been painted. Workers have only to finish filling in the Pac-12 logos that were outlined on the perfectly-manicured field.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to upper-80′s at the 4:50 p.m. PDT kickoff time — that’s 6:50 p.m. in Nebraska — and won’t go lower than the upper 60′s on Saturday. It should be a wonderful evening for a football game in one of the most beautiful settings in America.