Not sure the reason behind Pasadena Police not allowing media to park in the lot directly in front of the gym for the big game tonight, which is running late by the way. I talked to a police officer who said they were not allowing anybody to park there. Muir AD Robert Galvan has no pull and conceded to police instructions. I got here at 2:30ish and was allowed to park there instead of parking about a block away. Our photographer, who has equipment to unload, couldn’t even drive in to do that. When I asked if there was a reason for not allowing media to park there his response was, “I’m not going to get into it with you.”
I’m not trying to be a jerk. If there’s a legitimate reason for not allowing anybody else to park in the lot, fine. But what’s the harm in allowing media to park there? The lot is almost full, maybe about four spaces available. Seems to me like allowing a female photographer to park there would be harm to no one. There are five police cars parked in the lot and about 12 police officers are expected to be at the game.
I understand police is trying to prevent what happened last time, a fight broke out after the Muir-PHS game and Muir had trouble getting to its bus.
I’m just puzzled why there can’t be some discretion.
Also, the girls game didn’t start until 3:45 p.m. so expect the boys game to start around 5:40ish. Ther’es still some seating available as I’m writing this with 4:48 left in the second quarter of the girls game.