Monday, September 1, 2014

LA County Fair

Just as weird as Burningman, the LA County Fair. If you missed Burningman, hit up the fair. It's just as weird, and the fair has deep fried Twinkies!

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
The wildest ride in LA.

Night dragon.

Night light.

The rides are taller than palm trees.

Living legend, the deep fried Twinkie.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Riding the Bu

The last remnants of hurricane Marie, now down graded to a tropical storm, hit Malibu's Surfrider beach today. Some rides lasted over 500 yards, and 10 foot waves were breaking at Third Point in to the late afternoon.
A couple of daring souls shot the pier, dodging dangling pier pylons from the damaged Malibu Pier loosened by the giant waves.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
           

More crowded than the 405.

                                   
Working it.

Just shot the pier!

Last ride at Topanga.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Big Wednesday @ The Wedge

Huge waves with some sets that hit 25 feet high at the Wedge in Newport Beach.
Surfers, boarders, and swimmers challenged the monster waves.
Hurricane Marie off the coast of Baja Mexico generated the high surf.
The waves are expected to get smaller by week's end.
LA Weekly slideshow click HERE

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Classic Wedge wave.

Riding the white water.

Barrel rider.

Outsider.
Huge!


Friday, August 22, 2014

Spanish LA Woman

Spanish women in LA.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Fairfax district.

San Pedro district.

A Day of Anti-Police Violence Protest in LA

Angelenos protest against the recent fatal shootings of several LA residents by the LAPD and LASD. Several hundred students marched and rallied at two South LA schools.
Another protest occurred in front of the Criminal Courthouse Building in downtown LA.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
South LA.

Names of those recently killed by law enforcement.

Downtown LA protest.

Protest in south Los Angeles.

South LA protest.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Giant Yellow Duck and Tall Ships at Port of Los Angeles

A giant 40 foot tall yellow ducky and several "tall ships," which weren't very tall, sailed up the Port of Los Angeles' main channel this afternoon.
The yellow ducky created by Dutch artist Florentijin Hofman is said to be the world's largest, and has been in many of the world's harbors and ports.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
The USS Iowa battleship with the giant ducky.

The "Irving Johnson" in the main channel.

Ducky face ECU.

Small Tall Ship.

The tall "Sea Hawk" tug.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Happy 68th Mr.Clinton

Happy 68th birthday to former President Bill Clinton.
Took this photo of then candidate Bill Clinton back in early 1991. The reporter I was working with, Harold Meyerson of the LA Weekly,  told me take the photo of him, said he was going to be the next president.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1991
Bill Clinton in LA circa 1991.

Monday, August 18, 2014

L.A. Clippers Welcome Steve Ballmer

The Los Angeles Clippers and their fans welcome new owner Steve Ballmer to the Staples Center.
The new super-charged owner rallied the fans and players with promises of a NBA championship for the team.
Doc Rivers, the team coach, stated that he only expected hundreds of fans to show up today. He was pleasantly surprised to hear there was thousands in attendance today.
LA Weekly slideshow click here.

Photos by ted Soqui © 2014
"Hard Core!"

New L.A. Clipper owner Steve Ballmer.

L.A. Clipper fans.

L.A. Clipper player Chris Paul.

Coach Doc Rivers ask us about "Larry."

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Echo Park Skater

A 22-year-old skateboarder was attacked and murdered while walking with his girlfriend on Sunset Blvd. near Laveta Terrace in Echo Park last Friday evening.
Three attackers stabbed the skater, possibly for his skateboard which he refused to give up.
A skateboard was tied on to a street post where the young man was attacked, in protest of the murder.
LAPD is investigating the murder which may be gang related.
The Echo Park is undergoing heavy gentrification, the area was heavily gang plagued and poverty stricken.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
RIP Carlos.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Seize the Day

Today in Hollywood.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Every day.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Goodbye Robin Williams

Today, on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Car Wreck at Getty House

Was driving by the L.A. Mayor's residence, Getty House in Windsor Square, yesterday and saw this car wreck out front. 6th street was shut down for a block due to the accident.
Didn't get any official word on what happened, was on my way to another assignment. Looks like someone ran a red light.
Mayor Garcetti was not involved.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Getty House with wrecked cars.

Honda Fit wrecked in front of Getty House.

Wrecked mini van on Mayor Eric's lawn.

Supermoon in Los Angeles

My evening with the supermoon.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Chinatown dragon.

Window view from home.

Russian Coptic Church in Hollywood.

Friday, August 8, 2014

LA City Hall

Los Angeles City Hall street scene.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
200 N. Main Street.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Navy Days in LA 2014

The second US Navy warship, the USS Spruance (DDG-111) a missile destroyer, arrived to the Port of Los Angeles for Navy Days LA 2014.
The USS Anchorage (LPD-23) arrived yesterday and is berthed next to the USS Iowa Museum.
USS Spruance.

LAFD Fire Boat #2.

The Orion capsule from NASA aboard the USS Anchorage.

Dodger great Tommy Lasorda with Master Chief Santos of the USS Anchorage.
Triage care aboard the USS Anchorage.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Navy Week LA 2014

The USS Anchorage (LPD-23) sailed down the main channel of the Port of Los Angeles for Navy Week LA 2014.
Another warship is expected to arrive this week for Navy Week.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Still Queen of the Pacific, the USS Iowa (BB-61).

The mighty USS Anchorage (LPD-23).

The Anchorage and the Vincent Thomas Bridge.