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.

 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. […]

 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: […]

 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, […]

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