Brad Jacobson

Chasing El Nino Episode 3

Chasing El Nino Episode 3

This is Civic Couch’s third episode in “Chasing El Nino”presented by Manhattan Beach Toyota and the Easy Reader. It was filmed during the last half of January. In Chasing El Nino, we document what the El Nino winter means for surfers, our beaches and surrounding areas. At the end of the surf season we will be […]

 Caroline Anderson

Badminton players compete for Olympics

Badminton players compete for Olympics

The Manhattan Beach Badminton Club has always been known as a social club, but it was all business on the courts Friday night as athletes from around the world competed to go to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach bicyclist killed in car accident

Manhattan Beach bicyclist killed in car accident

A 31-year-old Manhattan Beach resident was killed early Saturday morning in an accident at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Keats Street, according to Manhattan Beach police.

 Caroline Anderson

Local takes over Manhattan Beach library

Local takes over Manhattan Beach library

On January 4, Manhattan Beach resident Melissa McCollum became the new managing librarian of the Manhattan Beach branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan preservation law to allow owners to opt out

Manhattan preservation law to allow owners to opt out

Responding to a large group of residents concerned about their property rights, the council revised the law to allow owners to be able to opt out of any potential landmarking.

 Brad Jacobson

As Seen Across The South Bay Episode 1

As Seen Across The South Bay Episode 1

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.

 Caroline Anderson

Olympics shines light on Manhattan Beach Badminton Club

Olympics shines light on Manhattan Beach Badminton Club

From Feb. 3 to 7, the Manhattan Beach Badminton Club is hosting the final Olympic Badminton qualifying tournament in the U.S. before this summer’s games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 Caroline Anderson

Fatal traffic accident off Ardmore Avenue in Manhattan

A traffic accident on Ardmore Avenue at 19th Street in Manhattan Beach around 10:55 p.m. on Monday led to a Lawndale man’s death, Manhattan Beach Police said.

 Caroline Anderson

A proper farewell

A proper farewell

After his family’s Manhattan Beach house sold in a day, artist Gary Sweeney felt he had to do something to honor his family and the past.

After his family’s Manhattan Beach house sold in a day, artist Gary Sweeney felt he had to do something to honor his family and the past.

 Caroline Anderson

Manhattan Beach to regulate use of drones

Manhattan Beach to regulate use of drones

The Manhattan Beach City Council approved a preliminary version of an ordinance regulating drone use at its January 19 meeting, saying it wanted to protect citizens’ safety and privacy.

 Caroline Anderson

Gelson’s plan revised, but neighbors aren’t satisfied

Gelson’s plan revised, but neighbors aren’t satisfied

In November, the real estate developers who have proposed building a Gelson’s supermarket on Sepulveda Boulevard between 6th and 8th Streets submitted revised plans.

 Judy Rae

The El Nino challenge

The El Nino challenge

This year’s Fifth Annual South Bay Big Wave Challenge is as much a challenge for photographers as it is for surfers.

 David Mendez

L.A. Rams to spike South Bay real estate market

L.A. Rams to spike South Bay real estate market

by David Mendez By the time the National Football League collection of owners made its decision, allowing the St. Louis Rams to move back to Los Angeles, Shorewood Realtors real estate agent Ed Kaminsky was already coiled and ready to strike. “I had been anticipating it for a while,” he said, building relationships as a […]

 Caroline Anderson

Marine Avenue Park to get skatepark by year’s end

Marine Avenue Park to get skatepark by year’s end

Manhattan Beach will get its first skate park by the end of the year, the City Council decided Tuesday night.

 Caroline Anderson

G.I. Joe returns for boot camp after stroke

G.I. Joe returns for boot camp after stroke

For the first time since he suffered a stroke last January, the beloved boot camp fitness instructor known for his tough love classes at the Manhattan Beach Pier will be offering his signature class.

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