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Friday, October 31, 2008

Early Voting In California

A long line queued up as record numbers to vote early in California at the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder office in Norwalk. This is the only location in L.A. County where you can vote early.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The 5 Living California Governors

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was joined by the other 4 living former California Governors, Gray Davis, Pete Wilson, Jerry Brown, and George Deukmejian today to urge voters to vote No on Prop 5.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sarah Palin Effigy

So a West Hollywood resident thought it would be a good idea to decorate his house for Halloween by putting up an effigy of VP candidate Sarah Palin. This week there was an uproar leading the WeHo resident to take down the controversial decoration. The effigy hung there for 3 weeks before getting publicized this week by media outlets, and now even MSNBC television host Keith Olbermann chimed in on Monday to dub the display's creator, Chad Michael Morrisette, 28, "today's worst person in the world". He got his 15 minutes of fame.

Phil Spector Retrial Begins

Phil Spector began the first day of his retrial on murder charges that he killed aspiring actress and House of Blues cocktail hostess Lana Clarkson. Last years trial of the music producer who worked with The Beatles and created the "Wall of Sound" ended in a hung jury. He arrived with his ginourmous bodyguards and his young wife Rachelle in his Mercedes. which is sporting a sticker apparently showing the Spector's endorsement of Obama for President.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Beckham and LA Galaxy Season Ends

David Beckham and The Los Angeles Galaxy ended a very disappointing season today with a 2-2 tie against FC Dallas. More importantly, they did not qualify for the MLS playoffs for the third straight year. So far Beckham's American soccer experience has been anything but stellar.Becks will be playing for AC Milan in Italy on loan until next MLS season, and despite some of .the rumors to the contrary, he is not planning on leaving the LA Galaxy permanently.
Landon Donovan did score his league leading 20th goal of the year, but he will probably leaving the Galaxy to go play in Europe next season.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sepulveda Pass Fire

Fire season continues with an early moring brush fire that burned just off of the 405 Freeway about 2 miles north of the Getty Center museum and the upscale enclave of Brentwood. The fire burned during a red flag warning , signaling low humidity and moderate winds.400+ firefighters kept the flames confined to about 100 acres near the top of the Sepulveda Pass and away from nearby homes.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Trashed for a Year

Dave Chameides hasn't taken out the trash in almost a year, he is saving all his "trash" in the basement of his home in Los Angeles for one entire year. I had an assignment to photograph David with the collection, and I really was surprised that there wasn't more stuff down there. He explained that it starts at the purchase point, and he really makes an effort to keep the potential waste to a minimum. He is keeping a BLOG of the year long project. Here is a link to the storyDavid is definitely doing his part for the environment , he also converted his car to run on bio-fuel, inspiring stuff!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Close Call

A photographer was shooting photos of the Sesnon fire from the top of a ridge, when the flames roared up a little faster than he expected. I saw him turn around, start walking slowly, then the flames licked over the top and he ducked down and started to run. He escaped safely. The crowd of people I was standing with all gasped. Have to be careful out there.

Monday, October 13, 2008

California Wildfires Day 2

I covered the fires all day, started in Lake View Terrace and then went to the fire in Chatsworth. Here are some of the photos.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Little T Wildfire near Los Angeles

Dangerous Santa Ana winds are starting to hit Southern California today as firefighter battle the Little T fire , which has scorched more than 750 acres and threatening at least 450 homes, prompting the evacuation of Kagel and Lopez canyons northwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Santa Ana winds are expected to hit the region through Tuesday.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sarah Palin Visits Southern California

Vice Presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin was at a rally held in her honor today in Carson. The GOP faithful were there in force, and did they shower the new party hero with love? You betcha!