Ryan McDonald

Helping hands: As voters head to the polls to decide on Measure H, cooperation is proving key to addressing South Bay homelessness

Helping hands: As voters head to the polls to decide on Measure H, cooperation is proving key to addressing South Bay homelessness

by Ryan McDonald Patrick sits on the staircase of a Aviation Boulevard stripmall, just east of Pacific Coast Highway. It’s a cold morning with persistent rain. His jacket, several sizes too big, envelops him. He keeps his head down, occasionally lifting it to glance at nothing in particular, and speaks just loudly enough to be […]

 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

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. 

 Ryan McDonald

‘Flaring’ at the Torrance Refinery under scrutiny

by Ryan McDonald Tall flares and billowing black smoke released from the Torrance Refinery earlier this month have prompted added concern from nearby residents and increased scrutiny of the refinery from regulators, which may lead to broader reforms for refineries all across Southern California. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, the local agency tasked […]

 Brad Jacobson

A Late October South Bay Swell

A Late October South Bay Swell

A nice but short swell hit the South Bay this week bringing chest to overhead waves to our beaches giving our local surfers something to get excited about. Surfers include: Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Alex Gray, Trevor LaShure, Angelo Luhrsen, Andy Prunauer and others. All photos by Brad Jacobson.

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay’s Janice Hahn aiming for Fourth District seat

by Ryan McDonald In talking about her style of governance, U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn can sound as though she is planning an ambitious dinner party. Hahn is running to fill a rare vacancy on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, and says she is leaving Congress in part because of its partisan gridlock. A […]

 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 […]

 Ryan McDonald

Refining the refinery: Last year’s ExxonMobil explosion could lead to big changes at Torrance plant

by Ryan McDonald Eighteen months after an explosion hit the oil refinery in Torrance, shockwaves are still being felt. The blast energized Torrance residents, prompting families to organize into dedicated advocacy groups. Now, with regulators and politicians paying increasingly close attention, critical changes to the refining process at the facility —  ExxonMobil at the time […]

 Judy Rae

Easy Reader 46th Anniversary Photography Contest

Easy Reader 46th Anniversary Photography Contest

 

 Brad Jacobson

Above Our Skies With The Goodyear Airship

Above Our Skies With The Goodyear Airship

The Goodyear Blimp “Spirit of Innovation” recently celebrated it’s 10 year milestone of it’s christening at it’s Carson home. The Spirt of Innovation can often be found flying over the South Bay. Spirit of Innovation will remain in California through late 2017, when it will be retired and replaced by Wingfoot Two.  Civic Couch visited […]

 Judy Rae

Beach Honors – South Bay Medal of Valor

Beach Honors – South Bay Medal of Valor

42nd Annual South Bay Medal of Valor Luncheon

 Brad Jacobson

The Largest Waves So Far for the South Bay’s 2015-16 Season (video)

The Largest Waves So Far for the South Bay’s 2015-16 Season (video)

The largest swell to hit the South Bay so far (for the 2015-16 season) made it’s arrival on Saturday December 5th. Surfers Matt Mohagen, Tyler Hatzikian, Noah Collins, Jake Kirchenbaum,Greg Browning, Flavio Pires, Scott Smith and others scored a few gems. Music by Chamomile Video by Brad Jacobson of Civic Couch  

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay Arts Calendar 06/18/15-06/22/15

South Bay Arts Calendar 06/18/15-06/22/15

Thursday, June 18 What’s not to like? Shakespeare by the Sea begins their 2015 touring season with “As You Like It,” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (plus upcoming dates), at Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. It’ll be moving across the South Bay between now and the end of August, in tandem with […]

 Judy Rae

South Bay Community Calendar 06/17/15-06/24/15

South Bay Community Calendar 06/17/15-06/24/15

Thursday 18 BOOK SIGNING Lisa McCann, middle grade author of The Unwanteds and the New York Times bestselling author of the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds, the YA paranormal Wake trilogy, and several other books for kids and teens. She will be at {pages} to discuss and sign her Unwanteds Series books.  RSVP’s […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay Arts Calendar 06/11/15

South Bay Arts Calendar 06/11/15

Thursday, June 11 That softly glowing piano “Steinway by Starlight” features the Alan Pasqua Trio, performing the Great American Songbook, along with the CSUDH Jazz Ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre of California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson. Tickets, $30. Go to csudh.edu/uce/steinway. Time for Shorts is shorter Submissions […]

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