From the Pasadena City Star: The City Council took a big step toward renovating the Rose Bowl by committing $4.1 million in funds to preliminary design work on the plan. The city's plan for the 87-year-old stadium is a $170 million project that will bring in new luxury suites and high quality seating options to make the stadium more profitable. City officials are hoping to start renovation by January, a timetable they have acknowledged will be challenging to meet. As part of the process, the council on Monday night heard results of a survey of what prices fans might be prepared to pay for a new set of luxury boxes and premium seats. The survey of a group of 3,000 UCLA fans was conducted over the Internet, and more than 500 in-person responses were gathered from fans at a game. GO BRUINS.