I'm back in Portland for about a week!
Also I'm an uncle!
An eligible bachelor05-15-09 20:29
As of today I have a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was our commencement speaker! He seemed like a really cool guy and gave a great speech that you could tell he put a lot of time and effort into it. Very personable and very willing to make fun of himself.
My parents flew down to the see me graduate. It was the first time they've been to Los Angeles in over a decade ago when we had a family reunion/Disneyland trip. It was pretty fun going to Disneyland with my parents again this trip, as its probably the most time I've spent with my parents in one day since before high school started. I'm also glad that they got out of the house and did something fun by taking a mini-vacation to Los Angeles.
Even with all the Pomp and Circumstance, this was one of the most remarkable days I've had in a long time.
Someone got fragged on my side of town03-12-09 00:39
The following is a list of text messages received tonight:
Trojans Alert: Shots fired @ Budlong & Adams. 1 suspect&weapon in custody. 3 suspects @ large. LAPD perimeter north of UPC. Stay inside until further notice
LAPD/DPS searching North University Park area for three outstanding suspects, possibly armed. Stay inside until further notice. Notify DPS immediately or dial 911 if you encounter suspects or suspicious persons or circumstances. Wait for further instuctions via TrojansAlert.
Suspects were involved in a shooting with LAPD officers at Budlong and Adams at approximately 830PM, March 11, 2009. Suspects then fled in a vehicle before crashing in the 2600 block of Menlo after striking a USC tram. No one on the tram was injured. Three suspects then fled on foot. One suspect with a gunshot wound was taken into custody at the collision scene and police recovered a firearm.
One suspect is described as male Hispanic, shaved head, white t shirt, dark pants and stud earrings in both ears.
LAPD has set up a perimeter bordered by Vermont, Orchard, 30th Street and Adams and has set up a command post. DPS is deploying additional resources into area.
Trojans Alert: Search narrowed to Adams-30th-Vermont-Ellendale. Stay inside & call 911 for anything suspicious. 1 more suspect in custody, 2 at large.
Trojans Alert: LAPD incident cleared. 1 suspect dead, 3 in custody. Detectives in area. No injury to USC students occurred.
The LAPD/DPS search of the North University Park area for three outstanding suspects was cleared at approximately midnight on March 11, 2009. Menlo is still not open to vehicle traffic, but students and residents are able to return to the area.
LAPD Detectives are still investigating this case, but we now know that four suspects were involved in a shooting with LAPD officers at Budlong and Adams March 11, 2009. The suspects then fled in a vehicle before crashing in the 2600 block of Menlo after striking a USC tram. No one on the tram was injured. Three suspects fled on foot and were apprehended through the efforts of LAPD, DPS and persons who called with information.
Any additional information released about this incident will come from LAPD through the local media or a media release. Thank you for cooperating with this investigation and contact LAPD if you have any information that may be helpful.
Is it wrong that this video is making me consider having children someday?02-03-09 00:40