You can just make out the black coupe in the shadows. He thought he'd get a jump on his left turn so as soon as the light turned green he roared into the intersection...only the pedestrian got there first. So he had to stop, blocking the through traffic in the other direction.
This Prius driver kept ripping around people on the shoulder; she did it twice that I saw, once to me and once to another Prius at another signal. Despite these strongarm tactics guess what? There we all were adjacent to each other at the next light.
This guy was in a hurry. Yes it's been an ugly traffic day but that does not justify the shenanigans this professional driver pulled. Such as pulling ahead of backed-up traffic in the left turn lane and then squeezing back in at the signal. Or blocking the entire intersection in three directions for a left turn after the light has changed. Or turning left illegally, driving over the pylons placed in the road, to get onto the 405 north ramp, instead of doing it legally, which was unfortunately backed up.