A crisp chill could be felt along Colorado Boulevard in the hours before the Rose Parade began, as temperatures dipped into the 40s.
But the ever-prepared members of Fullerton's New Wine Church were ready: lining up air mattresses back-to-back — an essential shield to ward off the frigid bite of the sidewalk from sheets and blankets.
"We left from church, and came out here by 11 to get a spot," said Bennie Howlin.
"We try to get this spot every year because there's a 24-hour movie theater, a 24-hour Rite Aid with a restroom that the kids can go to and the stands are right there."
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