Brad Jacobson

Earth Day Celebration in Manhattan Beach

Earth Day Celebration in Manhattan Beach

The 2016 Earth Day Celebration was held Saturday April 30th, 2016 at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach. The Manhattan Beach celebration included food – eco-friendly shopping and organizations – fun for all ages eco-quiz with great prizes – music & dancing. The video was produced by Civic Couch Music “Vacation Uke” by Albis

 Mark McDermott

FREEDOM SONGS: Two Long Beach musicians begin residency at Suzy’s in Hermosa Beach

FREEDOM SONGS: Two Long Beach musicians begin residency at Suzy’s in Hermosa Beach

  Two strong singers front the Cold Shoulders and The Kang Trio, who bring a taste of the Long Beach indie music scene to Hermosa Beach on Monday nights once a month — by Mark McDermott  She was a little girl who didn’t say much but had a big voice just waiting to leap out….Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

The True Power of the Ocean, Chasing El Nino Episode 5 (video)

The True Power of the Ocean, Chasing El Nino Episode 5 (video)

Civic Couch brings you Episode 5 of Chasing El Nino, presented by Manhattan Beach Toyota and Easy Reader News. In this Episode we focus on a new swell hit the South Bay in February 2016 which brought a lot of power but not much shape. These scenes were shot across the South Bay. Surfers include:…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

A Great Day of Surf Featured in Episode 4 of Chasing El Nino

A Great Day of Surf Featured in Episode 4 of Chasing El Nino

Civic Couch feature series Chasing El Nino presented by Easy Reader and Manhattan Beach Toyota. This is our most unique episode yet. This entire episode was shot in one, memorable day. February 5, 2016 brought big waves and good to great shape. Matt Meistrell, Chris Wells, Dane Zaun, Scott Johnsen, Chris Frohoff, Steve Howe, Jamie Meistrell,…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

As Seen Across The South Bay Episode 1 [VIDEO]

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.

 Brad Jacobson

Largest Waves This Winter Featured on This Episode of Chasing El Nino

Largest Waves This Winter Featured on This Episode of Chasing El Nino

This is Civic Couch’s second episode in its “Chasing El Nino” series. This episode features some of the largest waves to hit the South Bay this winter. In Chasing El Nino, videographer Brad Jacobson documents what the El Nino winter means for surfers, our beaches and surrounding areas. At the end of the surf season they will be…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

El Nino Surfing Episode 1

El Nino Surfing Episode 1

Civic Couch and Easy Reader are documenting the 2015-2016 El Nino Surf season through separate episodes shot across Southern California.  Volume 1 was shot between January 6 through the 11th. This is an ongoing series and Civic Couch will select the best clips and combine them for a full length video. This is the first episode and features surfers:…Read More→

 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…Read More→

 Kevin Cody

Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $27 Million Purchased at Mickey’s Deli

Winning Lottery Ticket Worth $27 Million Purchased at Mickey’s Deli

Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa sells winning Super Lotto ticket

A Super Lotto Plus ticket worth $27 million was sold at Mickey’s Deli in Hermosa Beach sometime between Wednesday and Saturday evening. Though the lotto ticket Mickey’s owner Paul Mance bought Saturday was not the winning ticket, he’s still a winner.

 Brad Jacobson

A Day of Barrels in the South Bay

The South Bay is know for it’s block long closeouts.  Once or twice a year a swell comes along and produces legitimate waves.  This day saw one of those swells. Surfers include: Conor Beatty, Bryce Lowe-White, Matt Hinson, Chris Wells, Chris Frohoff, Andy Prunauer, Easton Jones, Kyle Brown and others.

 Brad Jacobson

South Bay Waves Wake Up From Their Summer Long Hangover

South Bay Waves Wake Up From Their Summer Long Hangover

Civic Couch catches a really good day in the South Bay. The South Bay woke up from it’s summer long hangover with head high plus spitting barrels. Surfing footage from one day (November 4 ) in the South Bay region of Los Angeles. Surfers include: Noah Collins, Steve Howe, Vinny Leonelli, Chris Wells, Wil Reid,Brian Woods,…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

A South Bay Swell Story

A South Bay Swell Story

Civic Couch produced a short visual story for the Easy Reader about a swell that made it’s way into the South Bay region of Los Angeles for a few days in late October, 2015. The waves did not pan out as expected but it still provided South Bay surfers with some fun waist to head high…Read More→

 Brad Jacobson

High Octane Surf Action From El Porto

High Octane Surf Action From El Porto

Local surfers Dane Zaun, Kelly Zaun, Shaun Burrell, Cheyne Magusson, Noah Collins, Bruna Schmitz, Kyle Brown and others took advantage of a swell that hit El Porto in Manhattan Beach.  The swell brought waist to head high waves to the South Bay surf spot.

 Brad Jacobson

Paddling Through Life With Slater Trout

Paddling Through Life With Slater Trout

The Civic Couch Show recently sat down with South Bay resident Slater Trout to discuss his rise through the Stand Up Paddling world and social media stardom. Growing up Slater Trout’s life was based around the water. At the age of 11, Slater chose to forge his own path through the young and fresh sport…Read More→

 Esther Kang

Remembering Hermosa Beach’s Al Barrera

Remembering Hermosa Beach’s Al Barrera

Reporter’s note: Alfonso Barrera Jr., a longtime fixture in the Hermosa pier area and known for his friendly smile, succumbed to respiratory failure and pneumonia late Monday night on Oct. 12 at Little Company of Mary Hospital.

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