Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach welcomes Special Olympics Parade

Hermosa Beach welcomes Special Olympics Parade

Special Olympians and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run stopped at the Hermosa Beach pier Wednesday, on their way from the Manhattan Beach pier to the Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach.

 Brad Jacobson

Gliding Entrepreneurs, the Affordable Electric Bike

Gliding Entrepreneurs, the Affordable Electric Bike

Video by Brad Jacobson While researching for a previous video for the Civic Couch Show we came across two South Bay residents Indiegogo project and were amazed at the popularity of this fundraising project. The project is for the Wave electric bike and has already raised over $800,000 and the company have over 900 orders. […]

 Kevin Cody

CrossFit Games hits the water in Hermosa Beach

CrossFit Games hits the water in Hermosa Beach

Elite CrossFit athletes from around the world swam and paddled at the Reebok Cross 2015 Games in Hermosa Beach Wednesday morning.

 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)

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 […]

 Kevin Cody

45th Anniversary Easy Reader Writing and Photography Contest

Easy Reader 45th Anniversary Writing and Photography Contest: Thursday, August 13 Best story: $500 Best photographs: 1st prize: $500 Paul’s Photo gift certificate 2nd prize: $300 Paul’s Photo gift certificate 3rd prize: $200 Paul’s Photo gift certificate Deadline: Photos and stories must be submitted no later then Monday, August 3. Photo awards presentation and exhibit […]

 Sean Carroll

2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman – Sean Carroll [PHOTOS]

2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman – Sean Carroll [PHOTOS]

Photos from the 2015 Hermosa Beach Iron Man Competition.

 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 […]

 Ray Vidal

2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman – Ray Vidal [PHOTOS]

2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman – Ray Vidal [PHOTOS]

Hermosa Beach Ironman 2015

 Kevin Cody

Tattoos of the 2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman [PHOTOS]

Tattoos of the 2015 Hermosa Beach Ironman [PHOTOS]

The Hermosa Beach Ironman is a proud tradition among those who grew up at the beach. One of way of declaring that pride is with tattoos. Over 500 people competed in the 2015 ironman competition. Competitors must run a mile, paddle a mile and chug a six pack. Upchuck and you are DQ’d.

 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 […]

 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. […]

 Kevin Cody

McCarthy Race Team regroups after Best in the Desert Mint 400

McCarthy Race Team regroups after Best in the Desert Mint 400

The Hermosa Beach McCarthy Racing Team had high expectations when it entered The Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas last month. The Mint 400 is one of the premier events on The Best in the Desert Racing Series.

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