When the vision in your head ends up perfectly. Taylor went above and beyond to create some amazing images. I feel honored when people believe in my art.
Here are some highlights of my coverage of the Chapman University Undie Run for OC Weekly. I have been covering both Chapman’s and Cal State Fullerton’s Undie Runs for a couple years now and I will say this assignment does not suck haha. Enjoy!
Two people were injured in a massive fire in a storage area in an industrial complex early Friday morning in Newport Beach. The blaze was reported sometime after 2 a.m. in the 800 block of Production Place, which is an industrial area on the border of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Firefighters are still on scene doing overhaul as of 1:30 p.m. Friday. One person suffered 3rd degree burns and the other suffered smoke inhalation. Firefighters from Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Fountain Valley battled the fire.
Several hundred anti-Trump protesters gathered near Edinger Avenue and Bristol Street around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night in Santa Ana. The protest quickly turned violent as protesters started smashing police vehicles and throwing rocks, glass bottles and mortars at police. The police moved in firing non-lethal rounds and several arrests were made.
Shooting breaking news is one of my favorite parts of my job. If I am covering a story it is usually somebodies worst day of their life. On occasion I get to cover stories like this which involves just a pure miracle. The night was pretty slow when over the radios I hear that Huntington Beach Police are in a pursuit of a suspect. All of a sudden you hear an officer on the radio yelling shots fired. My adrenaline kicks in as a start driving towards the location of the pursuit. After a couple of minutes I hear over the radio that an officer has been shot. Now my adrenaline is through the roof. As I arrive on scene to where the officer has been shot, I learn that the officer had been shot in the badge and it deflected the round and saved his life. He had some minor cuts from glass from the windshield but overall was unhurt. As the pursuit zooms past me again I get back in my vehicle and continue the chase. We started on the Southbound 405 Freeway near Harbor Boulevard then transferred onto the Northbound 55 Freeway to the Eastbound 91 Freeway and then onto the Northbound 15 Freeway. The suspect was driving between 100 and 130mph throughout the pursuit. About an hour into the pursuit I hear over the radio that the suspect has crashed off the embankment at Cleghorn Road on the Northbound 15 Freeway. As I pull up to the scene I see the suspects vehicle completely engulfed in flames. The suspect was burned to death in his vehicle.