The Compton High Tarbabes… Compton College’s mascot name is the Tartars, so the mascot name for Compton High School became the Tartar Babies. This was later shortened to the Tarbabes. The mascot is “Baby Tartar”, who wears a diaper and carries a big sword.
Really no story here – I just like the moment I found when I got to the game. Junior ROTC Poly recruit Jeramy Ov, left and Private Audrey Deveraturda stand guard at the entrance to a tunnel before Poly takes on Lakewood during their Moore League game at Veteran Stadium in Long Beach, Calif. on Friday, September 28, 2007.
Old-timer street fighter/boxer Jimmy Harryman took a swing at me! Yes, it’s true. I Show up tp take his picture, he dons the glove and comes within in an inch of my face – then laughs. This guy, now in his 70s, was one of the original street fighters – he told me he learned to fight when he was growing up in Compton. The big C was a bit different then – but apparently still a rough place and it also seem Harryman was a tough guy. He was a San Pedro longshoreman that was coined “King of the Street Fighters,” He also played football for the Chicago Bears and played rugby. His football career earned him JC All American honors at Compton College, a scholarship to the University of Washington.
Special Olympian Matthew Rodriguez carries the torch on the Pacific Coast Highway
Zach Wilson (25), center, celebrates with teammates Ryan Dent (24) and Elliot Glynn (21) after Wilson hit in the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning again Esperanza during their CIF-SS Division I semifinal game in Riverside, Calif.
For the first time the American LeMans Series is part of the bevy of races that make up the Grand Prix of Long Beach. The race differs from the Champ car by having four different types of cars on the track at the same and allowing two drivers per car – not at the same time. The drivers rotate during pit stops. click here to see an audio slideshow about LeMans>>
For the final stage of the Tour of California bike race I shot video – yes, video! Its a shame though, because thousands of people see my pictures in the paper, but less then 200 viewed this video. Since your reading this, click here to check it out>>
This stage of the Tour of California bike race went 105 miles from Santa Barbara, through the mountains, to Santa Clarita (Magic Mountain). For this section I was shooting from the back of a motorcycle, weaving in and out of mountain roads, the support vehicle and the riders themselves. At times we were so close to the races I could have extended my arm an knoced them to the ground. Click here to see more pictures>>
The Stage of the Tour of California bike race was time trials through the mountains above Solvang. Click here to see the pictures>>