(October 3, 2006, updated) -- Some outfit from Hollywood was doing location filming in downtown LB in the area of the First Congregational Church parking lot (Chestnut/3rd) on Oct. 2...and LB resident Scott Gray captured the great shot below.
He says the area is a common filming site...and the scene was apparently supposed to be in Seattle (because "police cars" with Seattle markings were visible.)
"I don't spend much, if any, time watching these shoots because they're mostly just the boring time setting up. I did bother to watch the explosion because we had gotten a note from the city that there would be explosions." Mr. Gray emailed.
The building in the background is the California Condominiums that front on 3rd Street.