Portraits of volunteer coordinators working at the phone bank headquarters for president Barack Obama on election morning Nov. 6 in Santa Monica, Calif.
Santa Monica fire fighters under a red trap from the Engine Company 5 (station 5) and Truck 1 (station 1) attempt to turn off the water after a car back into a fire hydrant on the corner of Ocean Park and 28th street on Tuesday, Nov. 13 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. The water was spraying over 30 feet high. The fire fighters said, this is the second broken fire hydrant in the area in the last 24 hours.
Jason King #11 of Santa Monica High School is lifted up by teammates Steve Becerra #63 and Andres Meza #53 after scoring a touchdown against the defense of Templeton High School in the first round of the CIF Football Southern Section playoffs on Friday, November 9, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. SAMOHI won 44-0 and advance in the playoffs.
There was a theme in the game with SAMOHI scoring 44 unanswered points.
Wynona Parks of Los Angles (center) watches election coverage in a space titled “Your Land / My Land” by artist Jonathan Horowitz during Election Night at the Hammer on November 6, 2012 in Los Angeles. ”Your Land / My Land” installation divides the room in half by using red and blue carpets along with two televisions playing Fox News (red) and MSNBC (blue). The separation brings attention to the two party system in US politics today.
A Santa Monica College student looks at the symbolic tombstones representing the 500 class that would be cut if Prop 30 is defeated on November 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. Prop 30 passed with a 53.9% vote.
Santa Barbara City College offensive lineman Matthew Pullen on the sidelines during the game against Santa Monica College on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. SMC won 41-27 improving SMC’s record to 7-1 on the season.
Santa Monica College student Michelle Sorensen (right) works the switchboard inside the control room along side SMC instructor Gail Fetzer during SMC’s game against Santa Barbara City College on Saturday, October 27, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. SMC students in the Television Production Media 46 class worked as production crew throughout the game as a class project in conjunction with Santa Monica City TV.
Spectators sit on the beach during the The Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concert Series on the evening of Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. The Twilight Concert Series ended its ten week schedule tonight with Best Coast and NO performing live on the Santa Monica Pier for the 10,000 plus in attendance.
The events of this summer (2012) are eerily similar to my childhood summer of 1998 – details I had not realized before typing these words for the blog. At the age of 16 I set off for Israel with a core group of summer camp friends. We toured the country as any group would do for about five weeks. After our trip we spent a few nights at home with our parents and then set off to visit our summer home in northern Wisconsin at Camp Interlaken. Fast forward 14 years to late June 2012, I was fortunate to be able to travel back to Israel. This 10-day trip, in partnership with a local synagogue in the Los Angeles area, let me reconnect with Israel by visiting new sites and tasting some amazing foods. After arriving back in the states, I rested for three days. Then, as I had done when I was 16, I traveled back to Wisconsin, visited my family and spent two weeks working at Camp Interlaken, my summer home for 15 years.
Within the next few weeks I hope to post photos from my travels. The first installment will be from Gan Sachne — a natural spring located about two hours northeast of Jerusalem in Israel — a great place to cool off in the hot Israeli sun.