Sunday, April 28, 2013

A City Divided

On this day twenty-one years ago, Los Angeles divided and ripped itself apart.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992
South Central LA 1992.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fairfax Ave

Fairfax Ave on a spring day.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013


A former U.S. Marine standing in front of a photo of the flag at a photo presentation and talk by photojournalist Eros Hoagland.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2103

Monday, April 22, 2013

Formula E Arrives in LA

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa welcomes the FIA Formula E Championship to Los Angeles today, Earth Day, becoming one of 10 global cities to host the world's first fully-electric Formula E race, commencing in 2014.
Formula E is a new FIA championship electric vehicle racing series.
The series is designed to promote interest and investment in electric vehicles and sustainable motoring.
The race car actually pulled off a couple of righteous donuts in front of the DeWaP building a well.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
Formula E.

The Mayor.

It's a tire slayer!

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Today's CicLAvia from downtown to the sea. It was crazy crowded, was unable to make it to Venice due to the major log jam of bicycles.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013


Eat and ride with style.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Rare Joshua Tree Bloom Event

The famed Joshua trees, Yucca brevifolia, of the Mojave Desert simultaneously bloom for the first known time. It is also the first Joshua tree bloom in over three years, due to drought conditions in California. 
Botanist do not know why the all the trees have suddenly bloomed, but theorize that it may be due to global warming and the need for the trees to propagate.
Joshua Tree National Park has the largest forest of Joshua trees, which are native to the Mojave desert.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013
Joshua tree with seed pods.
Joshua tree
Joshua tree with flowers.
Mojave yucca, Yucca schidigera, also in bloom.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cabazon Dinosaurs

Things are closer than they appear in Cabazon.
Not Jurassic Park.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Saturday, April 13, 2013

LA's Koreatown

Starting my photo essay on L.A's Koreatown.
Koreatown has L.A.'s most dense population, with Koreans making up to 23%, and Latinos making up to 54%. Koreatown also has the largest population of Koreans outside of Korea.
Drove past a church on Wilshire Blvd. and saw a wedding party taking photographs.
Thought it would be the perfect spot to begin this essay.
Good luck to Kenny and Becky.
Kenny and Becky.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cindy Sheehan Begins Tour de Peace Bicycle Ride

Arlington West war memorial.


 Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan began her 3000 mile trek across the USA on bicycle for her Tour de Peace bike ride for peace.
The ride's purpose is to end war and, suppression of civil rights, and to end partisan apathy and inaction.
The tour began at the Arlington West war memorial at Santa Monica Beach, where crosses and mock coffins are placed on the beach every Sunday to honor the U.S. war dead.
Cindy Sheehan's son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan,  was killed 9 years ago fighting in Iraq.

Arlington West war memorial.

Cindy Sheehan

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Balinese Celebrate Kuningan in Southern California.

Kuningan  is the final day of the Balinese celebration of Galungan, which commemorates the victory of good over evil.
Galungan occurs once in the 210-day cycle of the Balinese calendar, and marks the time of the year when the spirits of the ancestors are believed to visit the earth. Balinese Hindus perform rituals that are meant to welcome and entertain these returning spirits.
This celebration was held at a home in Valencia.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2013