I was so otherwise occupied I couldn’t cover the parade down Fair Oaks yesterday (Saturday), except to say it was a magnet for some trouble. Around 9am, some ’60s classic cars waited at Fair Oaks and Ventura for the start of the parade and balloons festooned the street around the park. By the afternoon, the story was traffic, arrests, and police everywhere. Robinson Park was filled with people for the food and other booths, but one young guy was arrested in the middle of Fair Oaks at Washington, stopping traffic. And I witnessed other police stops and those who looked like gang members working the streets while families strolled from park to home. Driving on Fair Oaks was not pleasant.

A local group proudly marched in the parade, however. Here’s the story of the Diamondettes: