The photo blog page of Ted Soqui a Los Angeles based photojournalist. He has over 30 years experience covering the news, events of Los Angeles and the southland. All the images and text on this blog are copyright protected.
LA CityBeat newspaper closed down operations with it's last issue published last Thursday. Was honored to be a contributer to the publication since their launch. Worked with several amazing editors, writers, and designers there, and made some life long friends.
The third annual Earth Hour reached L.A this evening. Landmarks in Los Angeles and around the world went dark at 8:30 to 9:30 pm. Restaurants and other businesses turned off their electricity to shed light on alternative energy, and to promote energy saving.
Los Angeles was the last major city in the world to observe Earth Hour.
L.A. fashion designer Louis Verdad unveiled his new line, Louver.
The Louver collection was presented on several mannequins at the MOCA museum in downtown's little Tokyo. Louis was on site to introduce his new fall line to a couple hundred guest. The fall line is mostly in a black pallet with a couple of dresses adorned with chromed metal spikes and crystals.
Film artist Robertino Fonseca and photographer August Bradley also presented their artwork which featured the Louver line.
Spotted celebrities in attendance were Kelly Lynch, Nicky Hilton, Rose Mc Gowan, and Marisa Tomei.
Downtown Los Angeles Fashion Week hosted the event which also featured a runway show of vintage couture from Cameron Silver/Decades.
President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting in Costa Mesa, CA at the Orange County Fair Grounds. The President answered unscripted questions from the crowd, and spoke on issues ranging from the AIG bonuses to the local California economy. The OC crowd greeted the President with warm chants of "O-BAMA, O-BAMA!."
After his speech, the President removed his jacket and rolled up his sleeves to host the town hall meeting.
This was the President's first post election visit to California, and he will be a guest on the "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" tomorrow afternoon.