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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Rep. Maxine Waters Ethics Investigation

The outspoken and longtime Los Angeles politician Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is being investigated by a House ethics for involvement in a bank's dealing with her husband. Last month she convened a congressional hearing to look into the controversial mega merger with NBC and Comcast in LA with Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) who is facing a House trial on 13 ethics allegations.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Firefighters Make Progress on Crown Fire

As of 8 Pm on Friday there is no smoke visible in Palmdale after an aerial and ground assault today by firefighters. Helicopters used the California Aqueduct to reload water as the continued to douse hotspots

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Crown Fire Scorches northeast LA County

The Crown Fire erupted this afternoon near Agua Dulce and moved quickly northeast towards Leona Valley and west Palmdale.

LA Protest against SB 1070

Protesters have shut down the intersection of Wilshire and Highland on the day SB 1070, the controversial immigration law takes effect in Arizona. Ten people were arrested.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Seal Beach Summer

Kids enjoy a game of soccer in Seal Beach with a looming oil rig just offshore.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pasadena Bridge

The "Colorado Street Bridge" in my hometown of Pasadena was built in 1913. Apparently Colorado Blvd was formerly called Colorado Street. During the Great Depression in the 1930's the bridge was referred to as "Suicide Bridge". Definitely one of the more picturesque bridges in So Cal.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wild Summer Weather in SoCal

Could have had better timing when I decided to leave Venice at 5:45 pm and drive out to the Antelope Valley to shoot weather. Took me two hours plus to get there but I did manage to get a couple shots

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pete Rose Sighting in Malibu

Pete Rose, the beleaguered former big leaguer and baseball's all time hit king "managed" a team at Steve Garvey's Celebrity Softball Game for ALS Research held at Pepperdine University last night. Pete's third base coach was Verne Troyer. The press release said the event would be "highlighted by the first time Pete Rose will be swinging a bat in public in decades", but he never touched a bat unfortunately. The highlight was watching Jose Canseco launch some bombs out of the stadium during the pre-game home run derby.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

LA River Designated as "Traditional Navigable Waters"

Congratulations to the much maligned Los Angeles River, which the EPA designated "traditional navigable waters," and now qualifies for Clean Water Act protections

Manslaughter Conviction For 2009 BART Killing

A small gathering of protesters waited for the verdict against Johannes Mehserle, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing Oscar Grant at a Bay Area Rapid Transit stop in Oakland on January 1, 2009. Nearby behind Parker Center, the LAPD stood by in case of civil disobedience following the verdict.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Upside Down Yoga

Hanging out with Karen Shuman at her Yoga studio in Van Nuys. Karen has transformed her life through yoga, healthy eating,and positive energy. I had never seen this before, but at her studio with the help of some ropes you can practice upside down yoga. Shot on assignment for a womens magazine.