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Part Of Rose Parade Float Built On Central Coast Heading To Southern California

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We’re more than two months away still from the 2020 Rose Parade, but one of the floats is soon going to be moving through the Central and South Coasts. For more than seven decades, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has been a part of the New Year’s Day tradition, with a float.

The Cal Poly entry is built by students at the two Cal Polys, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly Pomona. Thursday afternoon, Cal Poly San Luis students packed their half of the 2020 float on a flatbed truck for shipment to the Pomona campus.

The float will be assembled during the next 11 weeks. The float is called “Aquatic Aspirations,” and will feature a submarine floating above a shipwreck which is surrounded by sea life.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.