Brad Jacobson

As Seen Across The South Bay Episode 1

As Seen Across The South Bay Episode 1

A new series by Civic Couch shares scenes across the South Bay, including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo and Torrance. There is always something scenic in the South Bay, and Civic Couch these scenes via videographer Brad Jacobson’s lenses.

 Kevin Cody

Inventor Eddie Paul leaves El Segundo’s Smoky Hollow for Texas

Inventor Eddie Paul leaves El Segundo’s Smoky Hollow for Texas

Inventor Eddie Paul is leaving Smoky Hollow in El Segundo, after nearly five decades of building cars for Hollywood and sharks for the Discovery Channel and Cousteau, as well as inventing portable hang gliders, water pumps and a CD scanner.

 Kevin Cody

El Nino 2016 delivers for Hammerland, El Segundo surfers and photog McConnell

El Nino 2016 delivers for Hammerland, El Segundo surfers and photog McConnell

Photographer Gus McConnell caught up with Hammerland’s regular crew, including Tyler Hatikian, Matt Pagan and Tom Seth, plus young new challengers Noah Collins and “Chewy” Chernega when El Nino delivered it’s first swell to the South Bay on January 6.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

“Touch” – Photographs of artists by Jim McHugh at ESMoA

The Big Picture ESMoA features the artist portraits of photographer Jim McHugh by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s a big job, massive in fact and never ending, but someone’s got to do it. Someone’s got to photograph the visual artists who have made Los Angeles a tier one contender for Art Capital of the World, and right […]

 Brad Jacobson

The Turning Point [VIDEO]

Produced by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch   Written by Mark McDermott The Point in El Segundo is about creating experiences. In the age of Amazon, shoppers don’t need to leave their homes. Therefore, when they do, the experience needs to be about more than a purchase. But The Point, which is less than a […]

 Richard Foss

Rustic fare meets Rancho Nuevo at Sausal in El Segundo

Rustic fare meets Rancho Nuevo at Sausal in El Segundo

Chef Anne Conness built Sausal around a Spanish California cookbook written in 1898. The result is a spectacular dining experience in which a native cuisine is combined with farm-to-table ingredients and brought vividly to life. by Richard Foss  When a chef wants to add some energy and sophistication to a cuisine, a natural tendency is […]

 Mark McDermott

El Segundo earns “Most Business Friendly” award

El Segundo earns “Most Business Friendly” award

by Mark McDermott For the second time in less than a decade, El Segundo has been named the “Most Business Friendly City” among the 88 cities of Los Angeles County. The award, presented by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, recognized the city’s “tradition of excellence….taking a hands-on and active approach when partnering with […]

 Caroline Anderson

New school transfer law inspired by LA Air Force Base

New school transfer law inspired by LA Air Force Base

Children of active duty military personnel throughout the state will have an easier time transferring to public school districts outside of where they live as a result of a new law with roots in the South Bay.

 Mark McDermott

El Segundo’s Marie Fellhauer’s long journey to motherhood

El Segundo’s Marie Fellhauer’s long journey to motherhood

by Mark McDermott  Those who know Marie Fellhauer know her to be many things. She’s an El Segundo native who grew up to become an LAPD cop and then a councilwoman in her hometown. She’s tough and sweet and articulate and deeply devoted to her community. But those who really know Fellhauer also know that […]

 Brad Jacobson

Sandy Days Around the South Bay

Sandy Days Around the South Bay

View some of the sights around the South Bay beaches during late October.  Locations include El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.

 Judy Rae

Ninth Annual Walk With Sally White Light White Night

Ninth Annual Walk With Sally White Light White Night

The Ninth Annual White Light White Night at the Top of the Plaza in Continental Park in El Segundo.

 Ryan McDonald

Dockweiler Beach closure traced to outfall pipe not used in 10 years

Dockweiler Beach closure traced to outfall pipe not used in 10 years

A sewage outfall pipe used for the first time in 10 years, following the Sept. 14 downpour, appears to be the source of debris and elevated levels of bacteria that prompted county officials to close Dockweiler Beach Tuesday morning.

 Brad Jacobson

The Strangely Beautiful Odyssey of Damian Fulton

The Strangely Beautiful Odyssey of Damian Fulton

Meet Damian Fulton. Damian is a local artist with a unique flair which mixes the beach lifestyle, people, comics and hot rods. Damian studied art at Cal State Fullerton and resides here in the South Bay. The Civic Couch Show sat down with Damian while he was working on a mural for Drew Boyles building in […]

 Mark McDermott

The surge in El Segundo

The surge in El Segundo

El Segundo balances growth with its hometown character to emerge as the South Bay’s most vital city   by Mark McDermott  El Segundo City Manager Greg Carpenter relishes the opportunity to give tours in the town he manages and grew up in. These tours, in Carpenter’s city-issued 2004 Crown Victoria sedan, have been occurring with […]

 Brad Jacobson

El Segundo Art Reveal in Smokey Hollow (Video)

El Segundo Art Reveal in Smokey Hollow (Video)

Recognizing the transformation of El Segundo from industrial to creative / technology, El Segundo business owner Drew Boyles captured the evolution by commissioning local artist Damian Fulton to paint a mural on his building in the smoky hollow section of El Segundo. The mural captures this new movement. Crypt Cases hosted a mural reveal part […]

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