An unexpected surf swell hit the South Bay earlier this week bringing heavy, powerful waves and many smiles for surfers who were on it. A swell was expected but nothing like this.  Waves in the way overhead range arrived Tuesday, March 16th but only lasted for a few hours.  Conditions were not great as most…

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Think of the back-to-back (to back-to-back-to-back) swells that came through Southern California this past month. Now, how high on the list of “best evers” do you think this one ranked in the history of the region? I’m not sure if it was the best January ever — knowing what it’s like to live here during an El…

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Manhattan Beach’s downtown area has changed a lot through the years. Do you remember the Hibachi, the La Mar Theatre, Manhattan Coolers, La Paz, Ocean Liquor, Zeppys Pizza etc? Yeah, Manhattan Beach has some great places now but there was something special about these past places. Derek Levy and Brad Jacobson take you on a…

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Hermosa Beach past and present. You probably know it as a great place to go out for a few drinks and a good meal but there’s more to it than that. Join Brad Jacobson and Derek Levy as they take a walk through the famous Hermosa Beach Promenade to share some of its past.

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from the Mad Video Lab: Manhattan Beach Mayor Richard Montgomery joined me in the Mad Video Lab (filmed May 31,2020) to discuss your questions about everything going on in Manhattan Beach. I asked the Mad Video Lab followers on our Facebook and Instagram accounts @madvideolab to submit questions for me to ask our Manhattan Beach…

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By Brad Jacobson (Mad Video Lab) Surfer Spotlight. In this episode of “Surfer Spotlight” we present Matt Mohagen, big barrel hunter. Matty Mo!!! Matt charges big waves and rides them better than most. Watch him stand straight up in the barrel, acting like it’s his living room. Watching him surf is inspiring so sit back,…

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Matt Pagan and I have chased swells across the South Bay region of Los Angeles for the past 6+ years. He’s an incredible surfer with one of those smiles that light up a room. I’ve never seen him get negative or act like he’s having a bad day. I’m sure he’s had them, we all…

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Who’s been here? In this episode we take a tour of what is know as Hobo Bridge in Manhattan Beach. Manhattan Beach Police reported that transients have been spotted under the bridge, often referred to by locals as “hobo bridge,” but there have been no reports of crime linked to the area and its transient…

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Ride along with Brad and special guest, Los Angeles’s favorite on air meteorologist, Vera Jiminez. Vera talks about making fish lips, zip lining, what’s in her bedroom and more. They drive through Manhattan Beach and end up at The Fish Shop, in Hermosa Beach. This video was produced by Civic Couch. 

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