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That is not the normal sequence for flaps and gear extension. However there is nothing wrong with doing this if you are in the airspeed limits for the flaps and gear extension. Perhaps the pilot was using the gear to more quickly slow the aircraft to the flap extend speed restriction. Sometimes the approach to LAX requires alternate techniques to meeting the situation at hand... retired-airline capt.