Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ronald Reagan Bust At CA. State Bldg.

A bust of former U.S. president Ronald Wilson Reagan at the Ronald Reagan California State Building in downtown L.A.

Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011

JTA


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

War Of The Worlds 2011

For the sci-fi aficionados.


War Of The Worlds in downtown L.A.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rev Jesse Jackson Joins Grocery Workers

Reverend Jesse Jackson along with local clergy and unionized grocery workers spoke with a district manager of Ralph's supermarket today in South L.A.
Jackson hoped to keep contract negotiations between the union and management moving along, before a Friday strike vote deadline.
The sticking points of the new contract surround increased out of pocket expenses by union workers for healthcare coverage, while supermarkets are reporting record profits.
Rev. Jackson.

Rev. Jackson and local clergy walking inside Ralphs Supermarket.

Union supporters.


Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dodgers Show Up, Fans Not So Much

The L.A. Dodgers made quick work of the Astros of Houston this weekend, beating them soundly in a two game home stand.
Dodger fans have yet to show, many seats and sections of the grande stadium were left vacant this Saturday and Sunday, during the most mildest summers we have experienced in a long time.
Entering and leaving the parking lot was a breeze, many fans drove away happy with the wins.
Dodger Stadium at night.

Lots of empty seats at the stadium.

Fans not showing up.

The Dodgers getting hits.


Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

John Schwada Day In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council decreed today John Schwada Day in Los Angeles. John Schwada was recently let-go by his longtime employer Fox 11 TV in Los Angeles, despite his stellar work in investigative and political reporting.
Read his thoughts about his firing here.

John Schwada sin press credential.

LA Daily News writer Rick Orlov at city hall off to file.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow

Anna's Hair Studio on Wilshire blvd.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2002

Saturday, August 6, 2011

L.A.P.D. And L.A. School Police Stop Suicide Attempt Atop L.A. High School

L.A.P.D. officers from the Wilshire division assisting L.A. School Police subdue a suicide attempt suspect on top of a car port at L.A. High School on Olympic Blvd.
The suspect appeared to have some mental problems, and would not listen to any commands given to him by the police. The man held a sharp spear up to his abdomen and threatened to impale himself or jump off of the roof. L.A.P.D. officers gradually surrounded the man and shot him six times with non-lethal bean-bag rounds from a shot gun. The suspect seemed un-phased by the bean bag rounds and attempted to stab himself with a spear. LAPD then fired a taser round which immediately stunned the suspect long enough for officers to subdue him.
He was hoisted off the roof of the building by L.A. Fire  and taken to a local hospital.

L.A.P.D. officers with the suspect.

L.A.P.D. air support.

The suspect hoisted off of the roof by L.A. Fire.

L.A.P.D. officer with the suspect's spear.

The suspect on his way to the hospital.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Route 66

A skewered armadillo viewed from the bike lane on Santa Monica Blvd, route 66.

Route 66 armadillo.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011