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Friday, December 31, 2010

Walking A Tightrope - Adios 2010

A few scenes this afternoon from Venice Beach as the Sun sets on 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Moving Sands of Venice Beach

Work that began in November has progressed on a $1.6 million project to replace 30,000 cubic yards of sand that has eroded in Venice Beach near the lifeguard tower over the past few years. Work is scheduled to be complete in January 2011, and the temporary fencing will be removed.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Rainbow Finish to the Storms

A late afternoon rainbow over the Glendale freeway hopefully signals the end of a series of storms that soaked Southern California for the past 7 days

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

LAX on The Day Before Thanksgiving

Got up extra early this morning for an assignment on the busy travel day before Thanksgiving with the new TSA screening rules in effect.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

On Assignment - Top Gear America

Top Gear's anonymous race car driver "The Stig" with actress Michelle Rodriguez
On a rainy day last month, I spent a day on the Irvine set of Top Gear America, for this New York Times Automotive section article.
Top Gear America premieres tonight on the History Channel at 10pm

Saturday, November 13, 2010

November Scenes From Venice Beach

 The Lifeguard towers are from last night, the RV I just snapped this morning.

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Inception" Director of Photograhy Wally Pfister

Director of Photography Wally Pfister at a screening of Inception at The Wrap Screening Series on Thursday, November 11, 2010. Pfister has collaborated on many projects with Christopher Nolan as the DP including Inception, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, and Memento.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Metro Exposition Line Construction Continues

Work is proceeding on the much needed Metro Exposition Line which will connect downtown Los Angeles to Culver City in 2011. The 8.5 mile line will run from the existing Metro Rail station at 7th/Metro Center in Downtown LA to the intersection of Venice Blvd and Robertson Blvd in Culver City.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sen. Barbara Boxer Re-Elected

Senator Barbara Boxer had to wait until late Tuesday night to declare victory over Carly Fiorina in a tight Senate race in California.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Maria Shriver -First Lady of California (at least for a little while longer)

Maria Shriver is the subject in Manuel Roig-Franzia's profile piece in The Washington Post featuring photography by yours truly

Friday, October 29, 2010

Evan Rachel Wood @ Rocky Horror Picture Show 35th Anniversary Tribute

Evan Rachel Wood played Magenta at the 35th Anniversary Tribute to the Rocky Horror Picture Show charity event at The Wiltern Theater last night. The evening's Tribute benefited the Painted Turtle, one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Womens Conference in Long Beach

A few photos from The Women's Conference yesterday in Long Beach, the conference came to a close when Oprah was presented with a Minerva Award.
First Ladies Michelle Obama and Laura Bush both spoke at the conference

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Whitman, Schwarzenegger, and Brown

Meg Whitman, Republican nominee for Governor of California,  Governor Schwarzenegger, and Jerry Brown, Democratic nominee for Governor pose together on stage during The Women's Conference in Long Beach, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. Originally established in 1985, the event has grown into the largest one-day conference for women in the U.S., and has a mission to empower women to be "Architects of Change.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


  An alley and the drum circle at twilight on an October Sunday in Venice

About 15 minutes after I snapped this image, LAPD had to call in reinforcements to disperse some unruly drumcirclers who apparently didn't want to stop the party. More info and pics at YoVenice

Friday, October 8, 2010

Jerry Brown in The City of Angels

I spent an hour recently (before whore-gate) with Jerry Brown as he walked around Staples Center and LA Live shaking hands and giving brief interviews with some press. He paused to talk on his mobile phone right next to a model dressed as an angel during a party held by the Los Angeles Mexican Consulate. I was the only still photographer there, and he noticed me snapping some photos so he stepped away from the "angel", leading to this image a few minutes later as one of his aides and a security man stood by.

And of course there was a Hollywood moment as Brown had a brief exchange at Staples Center with "The Golden Boy " , retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya