Esther Kang

SHE’S IN CHARGE: Women restaurateurs in Hermosa Beach are owning the game

SHE’S IN CHARGE: Women restaurateurs in Hermosa Beach are owning the game

Over the last few years, Hermosa Beach has seen a growing prevalence of female restaurateurs, chefs and entrepreneurs, who are determinedly overthrowing the status quo.

 Brad Jacobson

Take a tour of Tower 12 Restaurant in Hermosa Beach (video)

Take a tour of Tower 12 Restaurant in Hermosa Beach (video)

We received a private tour of Tower 12 restaurant in Hermosa Beach prior to their grand opening to get more information about this new bar/restaurant.  Thanks to the Newman family for giving us a tour of the new Tower 12 restaurant in Hermosa Beach. Hosted by Steve Napolitano. Filmed by Civic Couch. 

 Brad Jacobson

Manhattan Beach Skate Spot Gives Locals Skaters A Home (video)

Manhattan Beach Skate Spot Gives Locals Skaters A Home (video)

The Manhattan Beach Skate Spot official opened on Saturday March 18th.  Civic Couch and host Steve Napolitano arrived a few days prior to the opening to discuss the new skate park with Manhattan Beach officials and local skate pro Mason Silva. 

 Brad Jacobson

The Past and Future of Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach (Video)

The Past and Future of Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach (Video)

The Past and Future of Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach Mickey’s Italian Deli in Hermosa Beach has been a go-to stop for beach goers since 1953 selling cold cuts, cheeses, sandwiches, lasagna and a ton of other goodies. Civic Couch host Steve Napolitano sits down with the owners Paul and Mickey Mance to discuss the […]

 Brad Jacobson

Fine Dining in a Hermosa Beach Strip Mall? (Video)

Fine Dining in a Hermosa Beach Strip Mall? (Video)

Baran’s 2239 restaurant in Hermosa Beach landed on the Easy Reader’s “ten best new restaurants of 2016” list written by Richard Foss.  Civic Couch productions noticed the buzz circulating about Baran’s and decided to sit down with the owners and executive chef to learn more.  You can read Richard Foss’s entire review HERE. 

 Brad Jacobson

Worth The Wait – Best Surfing Day of the Year So Far (video)

Worth The Wait – Best Surfing Day of the Year So Far (video)

This is the second part of a swell that rolled into the South Bay this week.  The first part of the swell (see previous video) brought some fun, head high + waves into the South Bay on Tuesday, Jan. 24th. This video was shot on Wednesday, Jan 25th and had a little more punch and […]

 Brad Jacobson

It’s Been a While – Surf Video

It’s Been a While – Surf Video

It’s been a while since the South Bay has seen a decent run of waves with punch.  The South Bay receives our best and biggest waves in the winter, although this winter was off to a slow start until this swell. These clips were shot on January 24, 2017 in Redondo Beach.  Surfers include: Jalian […]

 Brad Jacobson

Chasing El Nino(full version), Surfing the 2015-2016 Season in the South Bay by Civic Couch

Chasing El Nino(full version), Surfing the 2015-2016 Season in the South Bay by Civic Couch

This is the full video released and produced by Civic Couch in association with the Easy Reader.   This is the South Bay. This stretch of beach is known for its million dollar homes, beautiful people, beach volleyball and surfing. The South Bay consists of fickle surf spots. A slight change in the swell or […]

 Brad Jacobson

“Team Chris” and friends attack a Hermosa Beach Swell

“Team Chris” and friends attack a Hermosa Beach Swell

“Team Chris”, consisting of Chris Frohoff, Chris Brown and Chris Wells, along with their non-Chris friends attacked a fun windswell in Hermosa Beach on November 28th.  Fingers crossed that we get some of the larger swells that we saw last season. 

 Brad Jacobson

El Segundo’s Candy Cane Lane (video)

El Segundo’s Candy Cane Lane (video)

El Segundo’s Candy Cane Lane, an annual display of holiday lights and community tradition. Candy Cane Lane consist of 26 houses on the 1200 block of East Acacia Avenue who come together to provide children of all ages a wonderful place to enjoy the holidays. This holiday tradition started in 1949. It is open to […]

 Brad Jacobson

USA Beach Volleyball Tournament in Hermosa Beach

USA Beach Volleyball Tournament in Hermosa Beach

On November 19th, 2017 the USA Volleyball junior beach tour hit Hermosa Beach. Divisions were broken down by age, 18 and under, 16 and under, 14 and under and finally 12 and under. The USA Volleyball junior beach tour travels across the county. For more information about USA Volleyball, visit their website.  The video was […]

 Brad Jacobson

A November Surf Swell Hits The South Bay

A November Surf Swell Hits The South Bay

Our second swell of the winter season hit with a little more shape. The first swell which came early November was mainly all closed out waves. This one had more corners although it was far from “great”. Surfers include: Matt Pagan, Noah Collins, Cody Purcell and others. Video provided by Civic Couch. 

 Brad Jacobson

Getting Hands On At The Sea Lab in Redondo Beach

Getting Hands On At The Sea Lab in Redondo Beach

We sat down with Sea Lab director Marie Madrigal to discuss the Sea Lab in Redondo Beach. Since 1997, the LA Conservation Corps has operated and managed the SEA Lab, a hands-on science center dedicated to marine conservation and education programs, located in Redondo Beach. Each year, SEA Lab staff, Corpsmembers and volunteers educate school […]

 Esther Kang

Modern siren Kelleia honors her late mother’s sights toward highest peak

Modern siren Kelleia honors her late mother’s sights toward highest peak

Mount Everest holds a special place in Kelley Kim’s heart. The singer-songwriter known as Kelleia grew up in Orange County, raised by divorced parents. She spent a chunk of her youth with her mother Michelle, a human rights attorney and avid climber whose intrigue with the highest summit on earth preceded Kim’s birth. Everette, she […]

 Brad Jacobson

Small but fun morning of surfing at El Porto

Small but fun morning of surfing at El Porto

El Porto in Manhattan Beach saw some surprisingly fun surf on September 23rd.  Tyler Hatzikian, Scott Johnsen, Mike Siorida, Wagner De Abreu and others were there taking advantage of the fun, knee to head high swell. The video was produced by Civic Couch.

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