Wednesday, March 30, 2016

RIP Bill Rosendahl

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2011
Bill at LA City Hall.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bernie Sanders In LA

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders stopped by LA's Wiltern Theatre for a quick campaign rally. He was supposed to hold one in Wyoming but snow and inclimate weather changed his campaign's plans.
2300 Angelenos got to see and hear Bernie speak for over two hours.
LA Weekly slideshow click here.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Bern baby Bern.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

18 Years Ago LAFD Firecopter 3

I remember covering the crash of LAFD Firecopter 3 in LA's Griffith Park eighteen years ago. 
My friend photojournalist Douglas Burrows and I heard about it over a scanner and drove over to the park. 
It was a sad day and difficult to cover knowing that four people perished in the crash. 
To this day it remains the largest loss of life of active fire personnel in LAFD history. 

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1998
Firecopter 3.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Blue Cuba

Cuba before the change.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Baby blue in Habana.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

25 Years Ago in Los Angeles

25 years ago on a dark street in Los Angeles, Rodney King was severely beaten by four white LAPD officers after a police chase. The beating was captured on video by a fellow citizen testing out his new camera.
The officers were put on trial in nearby Simi Valley. They were found not-guilty and our city rioted and burned in rage.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 1992
Rodney Glen King.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Silverlake Homelessness

Affordable rents and housing continue to disappear in Los Angeles.
The homeless population continues to rise and take shelter under the bridges of Silverlake as the city continues to little or nothing about it.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2016
Long may she wave.