Thursday, December 30, 2010

Clear, Cool, And Windy Days End 2010

Los Angeles is ending this year with amazing clear, cool, and windy days.

Clear and 48 degrees atop Kenny's park.

The Qantas 747-400 "Spirit of Australia" on final approach to LAX.

Wind damage on Effie street in Silverlake.

L.A. City worker cutting a tree limb from overhead wires.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

L.A. Christmas Tree

A L.A. styled Christmas cactus tree in Silverlake.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas L.A. 2010

Christmas spirit in the Hancock Park area of L.A.
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rainy Day In L.A.

Rain related L.A. photos.

A stranded motorist inside his Infinity on Rossmore Ave.

Driving on Rossmore Ave.

L.A.F.D. rescue a stranded motorist on Rossmore Ave.
A fallen Oak tree in Griffith Park.

Fog and rain in Griffith Park.

Broadway overpass looking towards downtown L.A.

The Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Muddy Waters

This is what a gazillion gallons of muddy rain water looks like. Took this image with my Nikon Coolpix set on panoramic mode, at the Los Feliz Blvd. bridge over crossing the L.A. River.
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

L.A.P.D. Reveal Grim Pix

The L.A.P.D. put over 180 images of women on display in hopes of having the public identify them. The images were taken by serial killer suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr., The Grim Sleeper. The images were found during a search of Franklin's house. Most of the photos were either taken on film or Polaroid. Some of the images were pulled off of video tape by L.A.P.D.
Detectives want to know if these women are alive and well, and do not consider them suspects in the case.
The photos will be displayed on the L.A.P.D website: www.LAPDonline.org







Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Year in Pictures 2010 L.A.


Single rainbow over the Eagle Rock. 2/9/2010
Earth Day view of the San Gabriel Mountains. 4/22/2010
Angry Bell residents at a city council meeting. 7/26/2010
The "A" yacht anchored off of the 'Bu. 8/12/2010
NSM neo-nazi demonstration at L.A. City Hall. 4/17/2010
May Day celebration in downtown L.A. 5/1/2010
Family of Janecia Peters console each other. Grim Sleeper press conference. 7/8/2010
Jay Leno's vintage Porsche breaks down on Mulholland Drive. 5/5/2010
Rioting on 6th street over a LAPD shooting in the Westlake area of L.A. 10/9/2010  
L.A. County buries the unclaimed. 12/8/2010

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Ted Soqui © 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Derrick Burts Speaks To The Media



Derrick Burts, a 24 year old porn actor know better as "patient zeta" in the porn acting world, spoke to the media about his ordeals in the world of porn and contracting HIV.
Derrick acted in both gay and strait porn often without condoms, not knowing of state and federal laws that now requires porn actors to wear them. Derrick said no one even mentioned that he had a choice to wear one, and believes he contracted HIV along with many other STD's while working with a HIV infected gay porn actor.
He also spoke bout his frustration with the porn world's testing lab, Adult Industry Medical (AIM), often not returning his calls and telling him about his HIV status in a timely fashion, or offering him any treatment for HIV.
AIM's office was shut down today by L.A. County health officials, and denied their application to work as a community heath clinic.
Aids Heathcare Foundation (AHF) is now treating Derrick, and is calling for mandatory condom use on all porn shoots as the law calls for.

Photos and footage by Ted Soqui © 2010
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

L.A. County Buries 1,689 Souls Today





The ash remains of 1,689 Angelenos were laid to rest at the L.A. County Crematorium Cemetery today. Most of the dead were poor, homeless, or had no living families to bury or claim them. The dead were cremated in 2007, and had their ashes stored so they could be claimed by their families or loved ones. When no one claims them, the county buries their ash remains in a plastic bag in a large mass grave.
A brief service was performed with Buddist, Jewish, Catholic/Christian, Islam, and Spanish language prayers.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday's View From Mt. Lee


Rode my bicycle up to the top of Mt. Lee and made this panoramic image with my new point and shoot camera. Some days you just gotta love L.A.
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Photo by Ted Soqui © 2010