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, […]

 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 […]

 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: […]

 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 […]

 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.

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