Esther Kang

Hermosa woman robbed in her home on The Strand

Hermosa woman robbed in her home on The Strand

A midnight home invasion and burglary Friday in north Hermosa Beach is the latest in the string of home burglaries on The Strand this past week.

 Esther Kang

DiVirgilio not seeking re-election on Hermosa Beach City Council

DiVirgilio not seeking re-election on Hermosa Beach City Council

As the race heats up for the two open seats on the Hermosa Beach City Council, two-term incumbent Councilmember Michael DiVirgilio announced Thursday he will not be seeking re-election.

 Esther Kang

South Bay public health advocate Robert Grossman remembered as lover of life

South Bay public health advocate Robert Grossman remembered as lover of life

A memorial service and open house will be held in celebration of Dr. Robert Grossman’s life at 101 Lyndon St. in Hermosa Beach this Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m.

 Brad Jacobson

Shaping the South Bay One Board at a Time

Shaping the South Bay One Board at a Time

Wayne Okamoto has been shaping surfboards for over 30 years. Located in a quiet industrial park just off Manhattan Beach Blvd., Wayne can be found grinding out shortboards, fun boards, longboards and basically anything that can be used to ride a wave. Video produced by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch.

 Brad Jacobson

Boho Beach Fashion Looks With Tanya Monaghan

Boho Beach Fashion Looks With Tanya Monaghan

Boho-Chic is a style of fashion drawing on various bohemian and hippie influences.  Many elements of boho-chic became popular in the late 1960’s and the look has resurfaced throughout the years since. The boho-chic look is currently one of the most popular looks, so the Civic Couch Show teamed up with fashion blogger Tanya Monaghan of […]

 Brad Jacobson

July Gloom at the Manhattan Beach Pier [VIDEO]

The last couple weeks have been tough, small waves and gloomy weather.  Most surfers peaked up when they saw on the surf report that there was a small swell coming.  We ran down to the Manhattan Beach Pier and caught Bobby Kithcart, Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Kyle Brown, Hudson Ritchie and others frothing for some […]

 Brad Jacobson

Staying Sharp in Between Fights With UFC Fighter Brian Ortega

Staying Sharp in Between Fights With UFC Fighter Brian Ortega

The Civic Couch Show sat down with South Bay resident and UFC fighter Brian Ortega to discuss his training regiment and how he maintains focus in between fights.  Ortega is coming off of his June 6th UFC win over Thiago Tavares.  He won by a 3rd round TKO.  Brian Ortega is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner […]

 Kevin Cody

VIDEO: The Making and Unveiling of Hermosa Beach’s “Great wave”

VIDEO: The Making and Unveiling of Hermosa Beach’s “Great wave”

On June 28, the Hermosa Beach Mural Committee unveiled the 75-foot-long, 19-foot tall “Great Wave” on the side of the Underground Pub and Grill in downtown Hermosa Beach. The committee commissioned Van Hamersveld last December, in the words of its theme committee, to paint the “surfing lifestyle that gave those living here a sense of […]

 Mike Purpus

Surf community mourns for Bay Cities Surf founder ‘Griff’ Houston

Surf community mourns for Bay  Cities Surf founder ‘Griff’ Houston

Bay Cities Surf Club founding member and former Jacobs Surf Team rider Tommy “Griff” Houston passed away from an apparent heart attack at his Hermosa Beach apartment last Saturday night. He was discovered by his landlord Bob Reinhart, collapsed inside his apartment. He was 67. In the early ‘60s, Houston was a smooth, but radical […]

 Brad Jacobson

The New Redondo Beach Green Bike Path (video)

The New Redondo Beach Green Bike Path (video)

Brad Jacobson of the Civic Couch show noticed a lot of social media posts about the new bike path running through Redondo Beach, so he went out to explore it.  “I was very impressed at first.  Bikers, skaters, joggers and rollerbladers were all taking advantage of the green bike path.  It was nice to see how they […]

 Brad Jacobson

Touring the Redondo Beach Pier and Boardwalk [VIDEO]

Come along with the Civic Couch Show and host Amy Frena as we take you through a tour of the Redondo Beach Pier. Located just a few miles from LAX is the Redondo Beach Pier. The Redondo Beach Pier offers dining, shopping, entertainment, live seafood, an arcade, water activities ranging from a harbor cruise to […]

 Eddie Solt

SBBC King of the South Bay 2015 Presented by Spyder: Power turns prevail for Dane Zaun

SBBC King of the South Bay  2015 Presented by Spyder: Power turns prevail for Dane Zaun

After a season starting with the most postponements due to enormous waves, rain, and/or gale force onshore winds in the five year history of the club, the SBBC wrapped up the 2015 season with the last couple of contests in favorable conditions making the year truly special. On Saturday, May 2nd, the league concluded with the “King of the South Bay” contest at Manhattan Beach Pier.

 Eddie Solt

SBSSA Allstar Meet: South Bay Scholastic surf season wraps up with a killer Allstar finale, awards

SBSSA Allstar Meet: South Bay Scholastic surf season wraps up with a killer Allstar finale, awards

After a season in which cooperative surf and warmer than normal temperatures resulted in only a few rescheduled contests, the South Bay Scholastic Surfing Association concluded with it’s annual All Star Meet last Saturday at Hermosa Beach Pier.

 Eddie Solt

SBBC Event #4 Presented by ET Surf: Warren Kushner Crushes the Competition [RECAP+ PICS]

SBBC Event #4 Presented by ET Surf:  Warren Kushner Crushes the Competition [RECAP+ PICS]

With the South Bay Boardrider’s contest season winding down, Event #4 presented by ET Surf brought out the surf stoked to 26th st. Manhattan Beach. The breakers ranged in the two to three foot range with occasional four foot set that were perfect for Open Mens and Masters winner Warren Kushner.

 Brad Jacobson

Take a Video Tour of North Manhattan Beach / El Porto

By Brad Jacobson Welcome to North Manhattan Beach, more commonly referred to as El Porto. This section of Manhattan Beach is located just 3 miles south of LAX. El Porto is lined with quaint stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, gyms, spas and more. The beach at El Porto is home to world class volleyball and great surfing. […]

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