14 February, 2008


Newlyweds James and Jennifer Graham embrace after the marriage
ceremony outside the Tlaquepaque Chapel in Sedona, Arizona on November 6, 2004. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2004)

Climber Brandon Watts, 34, of Fort Collins, Colorado finishes the last vein
of Tonic on Upper Gibralter in the Los Padres National Forest north of
Santa Barbara, CA on Saturday, February 12, 2005.
© Aaron Y. Chabot/DayWhen Media Group 2005)

Calico and Odessa Railroad Engineer Charles Lamont takes a break
from the scorching desert heat in the ticket booth of the rail station
at the Calico Ghost Town in Yerma, Calif. on Monday March 14, 2005.
The narrow gauge railway served to bring silver ore to
Odessa from Calico, but today is used only to give tours of the
town and surrounding abandoned mines to visitors.
© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2005)

Drew Brees #9 airs out a perfect spiral during passing drills at the Saints training camp in Oxnard Calif. on August 24th, 2011.
(© Aaron Y. Chabot / DayWhen Media Group 2011

Volunteers Laura Spear, left, Isabella Krestyn, middle,
and Danielle Lourdes, left, serve Thanksgiving dinner to
Buck Mac, right foreground, and other families at the
Salvation Army Transitional Living Center in Ventura, CA
on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25, 2002. The center, staffed by
two dozen volunteers from Ventura County, served almost
150 traditional Thanksgiving dinners to area families in need.
© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2002)

Engineer Trinh Nguyen, front, Fire Fighter Mike Middough, center,
and Captain Brian Bulger, rear, pose for a portrait at the Ventura County
Ojai Valley Fire Station in Ojai, Calif. on Monday, April 4, 2005.
Despite being a veteran of six years and hundreds of fire fights,
Nguyen is still considered the rookie and is often the subject of numerous
practical jokes and good-natured ribbing from his colleagues. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2005)

Special guest speakers Levi Silman, left, and Avi Richler, right,
demonstrate how to make traditional olive oil for use in menorah
lighting ceremonies during the Chanukah festivities at the
Temple Beth Torah’s children’s Torah School in Ventura, CA
on Sunday morning, Dec. 5, 2004. Silman and Richler, owners
of the Olive Press Workshop in Westwood, CA use the same
process as used by the Maccabees during the first Chanukah in
164 B.C. With over a dozen different synagogues, Chabad organizations,
and Jewish community groups in the greater Ventura area, the
eight days of Chanukah, or the “Festival of Lights” is one of many
different ethnic celebrations that can be found
throughout the city of Ventura year round. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2004)

A German Army infantry column, supported by armored assault
vehicles and APC’s, slowly makes its way through the
crowded city streets of the northern Albanian town of Kukes in
June, 1999. In its first significant action outside of German borders
since the close of the second world war, the German contingent to
NATO’s Kosovo Stabilization Force (KFOR) was tasked with
spearheading the southern invasion into Kosovo. After months of
one-sided fighting and ethnic atrocities, surviving Kosovars and
Albanians alike turned out in record numbers to cheer the advancing troops. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 1999)

George Boe, 20, of Ventura, Calif. attempts the final move of an
unnamed boulder problem at Lizard’s Mouth in Santa Barbara, Calif.
on Sept. 21, 2006. Although this attempt was unsuccessful,
Boe did finish the late afternoon session with a successful send. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2006)

Two young Kosovar children, one more cautious then the other,
inspect the approaching group of journalists and foreigners
at the United Arib Emirates refugee camp in the border town of
Kukes, Albania on June 28, 1999. Refugees escaping the Serbian
sponsored ethnic cleansing in Kosovo streamed into this small
border town by the hundreds of thousands creating a large-scale humanitarian crisis. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 1999)

Mourner Keith Rose, left, pays his respects to the cross bearing the
name of his nephew who was killed in action in Iraq this spring as
he is comforted by at the Arlington West memorial along Stearns
Wharf in Santa Barbara, CA on Sunday Dec. 12, 2004. An undertaking of
the local chapter of Veterans for Peace, started on the first Sunday in
November, 2003, the memorial has grown to encompass more then
1,200 crosses, each of which represents American soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2004)

Fellow cyclists and reporters alike record a few brief comments from six-time
Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, center in blue and silver,
moments before the start of the Professional Men's 90 minute Criterion
race at the Garret Lemere Memorial Gran Prix in Ojai, Calif. on Saturday April 9, 2005. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2005)

A runner relaxes on the sun-warmed pavement after completing
the Los Angeles Marathon in Los Angeles, Calif. on March 19, 2006.
(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2006)

A costumed dancer rushes by during Junkanoo festivities in downtown Nassau, The Bahamas on Christmas night 1999. Its origins steeped in mystery and local lore, Junkanoo is the festival that kicks off the Caribbean carnival season. Thousands of costumed dancers take to the street shortly before midnight on Dec. 25th each year to kick off the 12 hour festival each December 26th. 
(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 1999/2000)

Kite surfer Bear Karri of Santa Barbara airs out his sail before
launching into the water to practice his aerial acrobatics at Surfer’s Point
at Seaside Park, also known as C-Street to local surfers, in Ventura, CA
on Wednesday Dec. 15, 2003. Karri has been surfing for 8 years
but only kite surfing for one year although he admits he much prefers
the freedom associated with big air kite surfing much more then traditional surfing.
(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2003)

Climber Jo-Anne Richards of Los Angeles, Calif. takes a moment of
quiet contemplation while lacing up her climbing shoes prior to
assaulting a climbing route high above Wheeler's Gorge in
Ojai, Calif. on Saturday March 26, 2005. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2005)

Taylor Swift and the Skeeters headline opening night at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, December 2006. 
(© Aaron Y. Chabot/DayWhen Media Group 2006)

Under the watchful unending gaze of comrades Che Gueverra & Fidel Castro a worker rolls filler for cigars in a rustic cigar factory outside Trinidad de Cuba, Cuba in June, 1996. 
(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 1996)

Ryan Nieto crimps the crux hold at the beginning of the bouldering
problem Skydiver, rated V5, at Pine Mountain, Calif. on June 17, 2007.
Skydiver is one of the more challenging climbs in the Happy Hunting Ground
bouldering area of Pine Mountain. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2007)

A lone hiker treks through a valley during sunset at the sand dunes outside
of Stovepipe Wells in Death Valley National Park, Calif. on Friday March 11, 2005. 

(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2005)

RB DeMarcus Murray bursts up the middle narrowly avoiding LB Dan Conner during a practice session during at the Dallas Cowboys training camp in August 2012. Drafted in the third round by the Carolina Panthers, Conner was later released by the Panthers in 2011. Conner is fighting for a roster spot on an already packed Cowboy's linebacking crew. Murray most believe is a shoe-in for the starting role at running back. 
(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2012) 

Raven Mumbalgahle, left, and Samson Cartier, both of Los Angeles dance during an underground rave in Central City, Calif. in the wee hours of Sunday, April 4th, 2007. Both use the rave scene as an escape from their everyday 9- 5 jobs-- Mumbalgahle as an accountant for a movie studio and Cartier as lawyer for a talent agency. 
(© Aaron Y. Chabot/ DayWhen Media Group 2005)