Brad Jacobson

Paddling Through Life With Slater Trout

Paddling Through Life With Slater Trout

The Civic Couch Show recently sat down with South Bay resident Slater Trout to discuss his rise through the Stand Up Paddling world and social media stardom. Growing up Slater Trout’s life was based around the water. At the age of 11, Slater chose to forge his own path through the young and fresh sport […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Remembering Hermosa Beach’s Al Barrera

Remembering Hermosa Beach’s Al Barrera

Reporter’s note: Alfonso Barrera Jr., a longtime fixture in the Hermosa pier area and known for his friendly smile, succumbed to respiratory failure and pneumonia late Monday night on Oct. 12 at Little Company of Mary Hospital.

 Brad Jacobson

Fun Waves Hit the South Bay and and Our Local Talent Was All Over It

Fun Waves Hit the South Bay and and Our Local Talent Was All Over It

It wasn’t the first time that we have had fun waves hit the South Bay this winter season but it was the first day that we have good waves and a line up packed with talent. Dane Zaun, Tyler Hatzikian, Noah Collins, Chris Wells, Pat Murphy, Scott Johnsen and others attached the waist to head […]

 Brad Jacobson

A Rising Tide, The King Harbor Youth Foundation

A Rising Tide, The King Harbor Youth Foundation

In this episode of the Civic Couch show we catch up with the King Harbor Youth Foundation at the King Harbor Yacht Club in Redondo Beach.  The King Harbor Youth Foundation is a non-profit corporation created to promote youth sailing in Southern California. They provide access to the sport of sailing to local girls and […]

 Brad Jacobson

Invigorating Entrepreneur, Dan Morad Goes Nation Wide From His Garage

Invigorating Entrepreneur, Dan Morad Goes Nation Wide From His Garage

Hermosa Beach resident Dan Morad was researching endurance drinks for his first Marathon back in 2013 and he thought there was a void in the market for a true “ready to drink” endurance beverage. After utilizing his biomedical engineering degree from Rutgers University, months of research, and personal trial/error, INVIGORADE® was born from his garage in […]

 Brad Jacobson

The Strangely Beautiful Odyssey of Damian Fulton

The Strangely Beautiful Odyssey of Damian Fulton

Meet Damian Fulton. Damian is a local artist with a unique flair which mixes the beach lifestyle, people, comics and hot rods. Damian studied art at Cal State Fullerton and resides here in the South Bay. The Civic Couch Show sat down with Damian while he was working on a mural for Drew Boyles building in […]

 Brad Jacobson

El Segundo Art Reveal in Smokey Hollow (Video)

El Segundo Art Reveal in Smokey Hollow (Video)

Recognizing the transformation of El Segundo from industrial to creative / technology, El Segundo business owner Drew Boyles captured the evolution by commissioning local artist Damian Fulton to paint a mural on his building in the smoky hollow section of El Segundo. The mural captures this new movement. Crypt Cases hosted a mural reveal part […]

 Brad Jacobson

Dancing White Lights, the 2015 White Light White Night

The 9th annual White Light White Night Event at Continental Park in El Segundo benefiting Walk With Sally took place August 22nd.  This years event included “Taste of Los Angeles” with samplings from South Bay restaurants, silent and live auctions, signature cocktails/beer/wine and a musical performance by Super Diamond, a Neil Diamond tribute band.  The […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Miller investigation concluded, Hermosa Beach faces legal action

Miller investigation concluded, Hermosa Beach faces legal action

Nearly six months after the now infamous March 3 incident at The Standing Room involving anti-oil advocate Chris Miller and Hermosa Beach police, the City Council and community members have begun discussing ways to start “the healing process” and ensure such mishandling of a situation doesn’t repeat. The Hermosa Beach City Council on Tuesday addressed […]

 Easy Reader Staff

Suzy’s Bar caught in liquor licensing moratorium’s crossfire in Hermosa Beach

Suzy’s Bar caught in liquor licensing moratorium’s crossfire in Hermosa Beach

Suzy’s Bar & Grill — owned by Longo, 75, and his wife DK, 65 — is a small neighborhood restaurant bar on the eastern end of Hermosa Beach, across town from the downtown sand section and Pier Plaza.

 Easy Reader Staff

Hermosa Beach’s West Bay tenants bid farewell after decades

Hermosa Beach’s West Bay tenants bid farewell after decades

Longtime dwellers of a small apartment complex by the beach make way for new boutique hotel, Strand & Pier, slated to open next year   As a kid growing in Hermosa Beach, Jeanne English and her siblings frequently visited the old downtown movie theater off of Hermosa Avenue. In the summer, the free movie screenings […]

 Brad Jacobson

Take a Video Tour of Downtown El Segundo [VIDEO]

The Downtown El Segundo commercial district has a small town charm not found in many other South Bay locations. Let us take you on a tour through Downtown El Segundo and view the stores, restaurants, gyms, farmers market and more. This video was produced by Civic Couch for the Easy Reader and narrated by Brad […]

 Easy Reader Staff

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.

 Easy Reader Staff

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.

 Easy Reader Staff

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.