Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Twenty Years Ago in Noho

Twenty years ago today, two heavily armed gunman with fully automatic assault weapons and wearing full body armor battled LAPD officers for 44 minutes in streets of North Hollywood. The gunman had just robbed a Bank of America branch and were attempting to make a get away.
Several officers and civilians were injured during the battle, the gunman died.
The event was televised live.
Below are images of a LAPD cruiser with bullet holes from the assailants.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
Bullet hole in the windshield of a LAPD cruiser.

Front view of a LAPD cruiser raked by automatic gunfire.

"to protect and to serve"

The Thin Blue Line.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Final Touches at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple

Finishing touches going on at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Blvd.
The Guess Brothers, Maurice and Paul Marciano, are converting the temple in to a giant private art museum. It will house the Marciano art collection and feature local area artist.
The historic temple was designed by Millard Sheets.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
Egyptian architect Imhotep getting a new pedestal.

A row of ancients getting cleaned up.

George Washington.

Albert Pike relief.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Late Winter's Day in La La Land

The last part of LA's long beautiful winter.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
Click image to see in its full glory.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rain Damage in Los Angeles

Rain damage in Los Angeles after heavy rain fell over the southland. A giant 30 foot sinkhole swallowed two vehicles in Studio City.

Photo and video by Ted Soqui © 2017
Studio City sink hole.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Storm Clouds Gather

Storm clouds gather over Los Angeles. Up to 5 inches of rain is expected to fall in the downtown area over the next couple of days.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
View from East Los.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Pro-Trump Demonstration at LAX

30-40 pro-Trump supporters from the Southern California area demonstrated at LAX International Terminal.
They protested in support of Trump's travel ban against the seven Muslim countries in the Middle east, the ban has been temporarily overturned and is not in affect.
A counter demonstration of 300 set up inside the international terminal keeping the pro-Trumpers out and on the other side of the street. LAX Airport police kept the two demonstrations apart from each other.

Photos by Ted Soqui © 2017
Trumpers posing for pictures.

"Trump is Love."

Trumpers in action.

LAX PD keeping the peace.

Trumpers in protest mode.

Friday, February 3, 2017

LAX Reunion

Ali Vayeghan greeted by his family and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he arrives to LAX. Vayeghan, who had a valid travel visa, was not allowed to enter the US last Friday due to a travel ban signed in to law by the President. 
Ali will join his family who live in Indiana.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2017
Back in the USA.