Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cool Rainy Day in Downtown LA

Another cool and rainy day in downtown Los Angeles.

Broadway and 3rd.

Union Station

An old woman at Grand Central Market

A botica on Broadway.

Iron work detail on an elevator at the Bradbury Building.
Photos by Ted Soqui © 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gun Buy Back Program (2nd Update)

L.A.P.D. is now investigating the two rocket launchers turned in to the gun buy back program. Guess the no questions asked rule is out.

LAPD Chief Beck holding a rocket launcher that was turned in.

Several hand guns that were turned in.
Two rocket launchers along with 901 handguns, 698 rifles, 363 shotguns and 75 assault weapons. Hundreds of Angeleno's lined up in their cars and on foot to turn in their guns for gift cards. The gift cards ranged from $50.00 per hand gun, up to $200.00 for assault weapons. The LAPD was in charge of taking in the weapons, and no questions were asked.


Hand guns.

Lined up.

LAPD officer clearing a rifle.

Buh bye.
Photos by Ted Soqui/JTA © 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012


Merry Christmas.

Near the 5 freeway in Los Feliz.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

LA High

Spotted out front at Los Angeles High School.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bad Day With a BatCat (Updated)

A bomb threat was phoned in at a Wilshire Blvd. Temple. While L.A.P.D. responded, another bomb threat was phoned in with the alleged bomb placed in the trunk of a L.A.P.D. cruiser that was parked near the Temple.
The cruiser was lifted and searched by a Bomb Squad BatCat and remote controlled robot.
Traffic in the area was shut down for most of the day.
No bombs were found.

A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with yesterday's bomb threats targeting the Wilshire Boulevard Temple and then an LAPD patrol car parked nearby, police say. The Los Angeles Times has identified the suspect as Wan Ryung Song, also known as Patrick Song.

BatCat lifting a cruiser.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hollywood Blvd.

Construction on the Hollywood Blvd. Walk of Fame.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Big Bird

The Hungary statue at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles.

Big bird.
Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012

Oakwood Venice Back in the Day

Photographed these two V13 OG's in the Oakwood section of Venice, CA back in 1993. It was for a possible cover image for the LA Weekly's expose' on the turmoil of change going in Venice. 
The story was written by Jill Sharer and the image made it on the cover.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1993

Monday, December 3, 2012

Broadway Bridge

The Broadway Bridge and Viaduct over the LA River.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2012