Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rally To Restore Sanity In L.A.

Thousands of Angeleno's watch the Rally To Restore Sanity event at MacArthur Park via satellite.
Several comedians and politicians spoke after the national event in D.C.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Whitman Spending Reaches $141 Million

According to Steve Lopez of the L.A. Times, republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has spent $141 million dollars in pursuit of becoming California's first female Governor.
The L.A. Times reports that with the money she has spent so far, it would be enough to buy every Californian two medium Domino's pizza with two toppings of your choice. The L.A. Weekly also adds "wouldn't you rather have had the pizzas?"
Wonder what we would get from Jerry Brown's campaign, a half tank of gas?

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Women's Conference in The LBC

First Lady Maria Shriver.
Meg, Arny, and Jerry.
Eve Ensler.
Diane Sawyer with Chief Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Conner.
Jane Goodall.

Laura Bush with bobble-head likeness.
Deepak Chopra.

The Women's Conference held at the Long Beach Convention Center was hosted by California First Lady Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Plenty of stars and fireworks at today's opening session. Matt Lauer called on both gubernatorial candidates to pull their negative TV ads form the air. Jerry Brown agreed as long as Meg Whitman would follow suit.
Eve Ensler gave the crowd of 15 thousand a moving reading about her battles with cancer.
Chief Justices Sandra Day O'Conner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke about their experiences during the their tenures at the Supreme Court.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Blustery Day

View of Mt. Baldy with very low clouds this morning from South Pasadena.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

L.A.'s Dopest Attorneys

Bruce Margolin and his daughter Allison are featured in a L.A. Weekly article on prop 19, the initiative that would legalize pot in California.
Bruce, the dean of weed defense, has defended thousands of pot cases along with his Harvard Law grad daughter and law partner Allison, "L.A.'s dopest attorney."
I photographed the duo for the L.A. Weekly article between their bong hits, client meetings, and yoga poses. We finally came up with this idea for a pose. Bruce wanted to sit cross legged and meditate, Allison was to read from a law book like she was his beautiful dream.
I want to re-name them as "L.A.'s coolest attorneys".

Photograph by Ted Soqui © 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Brown, Newsom, and Clinton Rally At U.C.L.A.


Once bitter rivals, democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown and former president Bill Clinton play nice at a rally held at U.C.L.A.
Democratic candidate for Lt. governor Gavin Newsom was also on stage completing the political superstar trio.
Several thousand people, mostly students heard the two candidates speak on their campaign issues.
Clinton spoke mostly about his green initiatives, also thanking L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for adding the LED lighting to street standards across the city.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Whitman Housekeeper Press Conference

Whitman Housekeeper Presser

Candidate Meg Whitman's former housekeeper, Nicky Diaz-Santillan, held a press conference at her lawyer's, Gloria Allred, office.
Diaz-Santillan denies the claims by Whitman that someone put her up to dragging Whitman's name through the mud in the final weeks of the gubernatorial campaign. Diaz-Santiallan claims that Whitman abused her verbally and financially during her nine year employment, and she is owed over six thousand dollars in unpaid wages.
Whitman stated that Diaz-Santillan lied about her personal information when she was hired, Diaz-Santillan is an undocumented worker from Mexico.
Attorney Gloria Allred told the press that she was not working for the Brown campaign, and is just doing her job as an attorney. Although Allred will not disclose who is paying for her fee.

Photos and footage by Ted Soqui © 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Army @ Universal Studios

21 members of the Army re-enlisted in front of the Universal Studios theme park. The ceremony for the L.A. based soldiers was held next to the Global fountain at the theme park.
Lt. Col. Robert Blankenship swore in the the soldiers, many of them chose to re-enlist indefinitely.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010