Friday, September 26, 2014

Queen Mary Turns 80

The grand ship, the Queen Mary, turned 80 years old today.
A giant 15 foot long 600 pound ship cake was made in her honour.
The ship was open to the public fee free all day for the festivities.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Her Majesty.

Her Majesty.

The helm.

600 pounds of cake.

The Satin Dollz entertain the crowd.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Go Blue

Congratulations to the NL West Division Champs, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Go Blue!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Phil Spector Then and Now

Here are Phil Spector's latest mugshot just released by the California Department of Corrections.
He is serving a life sentence in prison for the murder of Lana Clarkson back in 2003.
The other two images were shot during his trial back in 2007. Seems so long ago.

Photos by CDOC and Ted Soqui © 2007
Latest images of Phil in custody. Photos by CDOC.

Phil Spector arriving to court  8/10/2007

Phil leaving court after a mistrial was declared. 9/27/2007

Gordo the Dog

Gordo the dog was released from the City of Angels Veterinary Hospital yesterday. Gordo was hit and run over by a van during a high-speed police chase in South Los Angeles. He underwent emergency surgery to save his hind legs that were nearly severed by the rims of the van.
The vets did a great job and saved young Gordo, who can now gingerly walk.
The driver of the van that hit Gordo was charged with felony evading, vehicle theft, driving recklessly, and felony hit-and-run for running over Gordo.
Gordo's plight became national news and people all over the county donated money to saving him. The money that wasn't used for the surgery will either be returned or donated to the Culver City Police K-9 unit.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sand Boat @ Marina del Rey

A stranded boat on the beach at Marina del Rey.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Sand boat.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Stanley Cup Visits LAFD Station 59

Lord Stanley's Cup paid a visit to LAFD station 59 in Century City this afternoon.
Firefighters and their families had the opportunity to take their photo with the cup, which was last won by the 2014 Los Angeles Kings.
Several lucky firefighters got to try on a 2014 LA Kings Championship ring which was made by Tiffanys.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
Happy baby.

LA Kings 2104 Championship ring.

Names on the Holy Grail.

Loving the cup.

LAFD Station 59 with the cup.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Occupy Movement Third Anniversary

Today marks the third anniversary of the Occupy Movement.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011
Occupy LA protesting in front of the Bank of America.

Monday, September 15, 2014

City of Lights

While the city bakes in the day, it sparkles at night.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Mulholland Drive overlook.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


9/11/01 in Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2001

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Harvest Supermoon over LA

A harvest supermoon hangs in the sky above Los Angeles.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
Harvest moon.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Saturday Night Nitro

Photos from the Saturday Night Nitro event at the Auto Club Raceway in Famoso, CA. 
Full 1/4 mile drag racing under the lights. 
Diggers, floppers, altereds, gassers, and weenie-roasters were all there.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
"Fighting Irish" sunset.

"Holy Toledo" wins it!

Funny car action at the finish line.

Adam Sorokin's Champion Speed Shop top fueler did very well.

Jet car.

Funny car mid-track.

Side-by-side race action.

Nitro Harley.

Monday, September 1, 2014

LA County Fair

Just as weird as Burningman, the LA County Fair. If you missed Burningman, hit up the fair. It's just as weird, and the fair has deep fried Twinkies!

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2014
The wildest ride in LA.

Night dragon.

Night light.

The rides are taller than palm trees.

Living legend, the deep fried Twinkie.