white light with flashing colored patternsin the parking lot behind my workplace, which is around the vicinity of van nuys blvd and ventura, myself and two others noticed an extremely bright "blinking" star. we thought at first it was a jet because of its very pronounced pattern, but quickly observed that it was stationary. my coworker got his camera with a high power zoom lense so we could see the lights better, and we all took turns and confirmed the same observations: a BRIGHT white light in the center with red, blue and possibly yellow/green flashes, moving in a circular pattern around it. the distance appeared to be quite a ways off, but the intensity of the light made it very easy to see thru the lense.at this point my coworker began shooting pictures (we will develop tomorrow) and as he did I noticed 3 similar lights in a straight line approx. half as far as the first.we watched the lights for about 10 minutes and noticed they did shift positions but only slightly. it was freezing outside so we got into our cars and drove home. my head was out the window most of the time.