Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fire Moon

An Airbus A321 flies in front of a moon turned orange colored due to wild fires burning in Duarte, CA.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Fire moon.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Duarte Fires

The Fish Fire and Reservoir Fire in Duarte converged today.
117 degree temperatures made it difficult for fire fighters and local residents to deal with the fires which still are burning out of control in the hills above Duarte, CA.
End of day.

DC10 retardant drop.

Drop between the wires.

Gold line and the 210.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Summer Moon

Sitting on the porch last night, watching the jets fly in to LAX on final approach during a full moon.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016

Summer moon.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Petersen Rainbow

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles lit up in the rainbow colors to honor those who were maimed and killed at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Petersen at night.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sanders Election Day Rally

An election day rally for Bernie Sanders who lost the California Primary to Hillary Clinton, was held at the Barker Hanger inside the Santa Monic Airport. 
He defiantly vowed to continue his campaign all the way the next month's convention. 
Sanders gave a shorter than normal speech and was visibly sad and tired from the election.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Sanders waving bye to the crowd.


...feeling the Bern.

West Hollywood Jesus.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Hillary in South LA

Democratic Candidate for President Hillary Clinton held a quick campaign rally in South Los Angeles this afternoon. Area politicians including LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Compton Mayor Aja Brown stopped by to support Hillary.
Jamie Foxx and Jason George from Grey's Anatomy spoke on Hillary's behalf.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Mayor Garcetti

Kareem Abdul Jabbar.

Jason George.

Jamie Foxx and friends.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Balinese Dancing at LACMA

Various dances and gamelan music of Bali inside the courtyard at LACMA last Monday.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Bernie Sanders LA HQ

Bernie Sanders' Los Angeles campaign headquarters at the defunct Johnies Coffee Shop Restaurant at Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd. The restaurant is featured in several commercials, tv shows, and films including "Reservoir Dogs" and "The Big Lebowski."
Bernie's is now open to the public until election night, June 7th. They have decals and posters for sale to support the campaign along with volunteer sign ups.
It's a great also a great opportunity to see inside the coffee shop which is generally closed to the public.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016
Bernie mural.

Inside Johnies/Bernies.

Exterior view.

Bernie nipple.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bernie Sanders Rally in Carson

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of about 10 thousand people at a rally held at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2016

Fist in the air.

In the building.

Bernie pano.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Bill and Hill

Mr and Mrs. Clinton attended the commencement ceremonies at LMU this weekend to watch their nephew graduate.
Bill Clinton was the guest speaker and received an honorary doctorate degree from LMU.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
The Clintons.

Friday, April 29, 2016

24 Years Ago in LA

Twenty-four years ago today, Los Angeles burned in rage in response to the not-guilty verdicts in the brutal beating case of Rodney King by four LAPD officers a year earlier.
Hundreds of LA businesses burned and were looted, fifty-five people were also killed in the three day period beginning on April 29, 1992.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 1992
7th and Union.

Downtown LA.

LAFD Station 13 firefighters on West Adams Blvd.

A young boy near Crenshaw Ave.

Monday, April 4, 2016

CA Gov Signs $15 Min Wage Bill

California Governor Jerry Brown signed in to law a $15 minimum wage bill for the state of California. This now makes California the nation's leader in highest minimum wage paid to all workers in any job.
Signed, sealed, delivered.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bernie Sanders In LA

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stopped by LA's Wiltern Theatre for a quick campaign rally. He was supposed to hold one in Wyoming but snow and inclimate weather changed his campaign's plans.
2300 Angelenos got to see and hear Bernie speak for over two hours.
LA Weekly slideshow click here.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Bern baby Bern.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

18 Years Ago LAFD Firecopter 3

I remember covering the crash of LAFD Firecopter 3 in LA's Griffith Park eighteen years ago. 
My friend photojournalist Douglas Burrows and I heard about it over a scanner and drove over to the park. 
It was a sad day and difficult to cover knowing that four people perished in the crash. 
To this day it remains the largest loss of life of active fire personnel in LAFD history. 

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1998
Firecopter 3.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Blue Cuba

Cuba before the change.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Baby blue in Habana.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

25 Years Ago in Los Angeles

25 years ago on a dark street in Los Angeles, Rodney King was severely beaten by four white LAPD officers after a police chase. The beating was captured on video by a fellow citizen testing out his new camera.
The officers were put on trial in nearby Simi Valley. They were found not-guilty and our city rioted and burned in rage.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992
Rodney Glen King.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Silverlake Homelessness

Affordable rents and housing continue to disappear in Los Angeles.
The homeless population continues to rise and take shelter under the bridges of Silverlake as the city continues to little or nothing about it.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Long may she wave.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Congratulations Leo

The sixth time is a charm for fellow Angeleno, Leonardo DiCaprio.
He won the Oscar for best actor in a leading role for the film "The Revenant" at this year's 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Leo the winner.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

LA Weekly OJ Trial Coverage

Found this issue of the LA Weekly published back on October 12, 2005.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2005
Trial of a century.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Death Valley Super Bloom '05

Death Valley, CA is expected to have a super bloom event this March due to heavy rains this year. The last super bloom event was in March 2005. My friend and amazing photojournalist, Andrew Lichtenstein, suggested we go out to Death Valley and photograph the flowers. 
The 2005 event turned out to be amazing. It was considered to be a once in a hundred year bloom. There was water everywhere, Lake Manly filled with water and kayakers paddled around the shallow lake.
This year's event will be good, but not close to the 2005 event.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2005
Flowers carpeting the desert floor.

Super bloom.

Lake Manly filled with water.

Purple flowers.

Water everywhere.

Lake Manly with cloud reflections.

Yellow poppies.