Friday, September 19, 2014

Stanley Cup Visits LAFD Station 59

Lord Stanley's Cup paid a visit to LAFD station 59 in Century City this afternoon.
Firefighters and their families had the opportunity to take their photo with the cup, which was last won by the 2014 Los Angeles Kings.
Several lucky firefighters got to try on a 2014 LA Kings Championship ring which was made by Tiffanys.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Happy baby.

LA Kings 2104 Championship ring.

Names on the Holy Grail.

Loving the cup.

LAFD Station 59 with the cup.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Occupy Movement Third Anniversary

Today marks the third anniversary of the Occupy Movement.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011
Occupy LA protesting in front of the Bank of America.

Monday, September 15, 2014

City of Lights

While the city bakes in the day, it sparkles at night.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Mulholland Drive overlook.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9/11

9/11/01 in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2001

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Harvest Supermoon over LA

A harvest supermoon hangs in the sky above Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Harvest moon.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday Night Nitro

Photos from the Saturday Night Nitro event at the Auto Club Raceway in Famoso, CA. 
Full 1/4 mile drag racing under the lights. 
Diggers, floppers, altereds, gassers, and weenie-roasters were all there.


Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
"Fighting Irish" sunset.

"Holy Toledo" wins it!

Funny car action at the finish line.

Adam Sorokin's Champion Speed Shop top fueler did very well.

Jet car.

Funny car mid-track.

Side-by-side race action.

Nitro Harley.

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."