Category Archives: Photo Essays

Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises: The Grey Whales Return to California!

Once again it’s the beginning of the mighty Grey Whales’ annual migration to the south, passing through on their way to Baja California to birth their calves after a summer of feeding around the north pole. Migrating fin whales, orcas, humpback whales, … Continue reading

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Women’s March Los Angeles: Images of the Trump Resistance

Los Angeles held the largest of the global sister marches to the national Women’s March in D.C., 750,000 and counting!! All images by Judy Ornelas Sisneros. All rights reserved.  

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The Los Angeles Women’s March Strongly Represented for Civil Liberties and Free Speech!

I met up with Kat Kramer for the Women’s March here in Los Angeles to be a part of something important after the fallout of the November 8th election. While I waited for Kat to arrive I was amazed by … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – sunday, january 1, 2017

we got somebody new at the ponds at averill park here in my pedro town – a wood duck is now among the mallards that mostly make up the quacking population here. happy new year, everyone! photo by mike watt … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – wednesday, december 21, 2016

yeah, today it’s both rainy AND will have the longest night of the year BUT yesterday it was sunny and also my bday so though the sea was a little rough, I paddled my kayak “zaby” in the harbor off … Continue reading

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Random L.A: “Bling Bling That Hot Street Thing”

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watt’s picture of the week – friday, december 2, 2016

you think this pelican in my pedro town this morning was telling me “you mean, let me understand this … cuz I … maybe it’s me, maybe I’m a little fucked up maybe. I’m funny how, I mean funny, like … Continue reading

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Wrangling Balloons in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Filled with celebrities, balloons, and dozens of marching bands, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of the biggest Christmas parades in America. 2016 marked the 85th observation of this Southern California holiday tradition.

The Hollywood Hotel is among the many groups that partner with the parade to wrangle the balloons as the parade proceeds through the streets of Hollywood. This year, they extended a special offer to their guests to join the parade team as a balloon wrangler.

I was invited to join the Hollywood Hotel balloon team to get a behind the scenes look at the parade. Here’s a recollection of that experience! Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – thursday, november 24, 2016

you think this gull by the pilot station here in my pedro town earlier today was saying “happy tday” special just for you? believe it – just look at those feathers! photo by mike watt – – – – – … Continue reading

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The 2016 Occasional Doo Dah Parade: What Did That Look Like?!

Over the last few years the Occasional Doo Dah Parade has migrated from winterish, to springish and has currently settled in the fall. Doo Dah is always the carnival of the absurd where anything that can be imagined can manifest … Continue reading

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