Jen Ezpeleta

Surfing with Santa through four, surf stoked decades

Surfing with Santa through  four, surf stoked decades

by Jefferson Graham In 1978, retired lifeguard Paul Mattheson brought the cartoon character Surfing Santa to life by paddling out at the Hermosa Beach pier in a wool Santa Suit. When the suit got wet, he almost drowned. The following year, Body Glove made Santa a red and white, neoprene wetsuit, which Matthies surfed in […]

 Jefferson Graham

How to photograph a great sunset in Manhattan Beach

How to photograph a great sunset in Manhattan Beach

By Jefferson Graham I’m always chasing sunsets, especially in the winter. They’re the best free light show anywhere, and as a photographer, trust me, people respond more to sunset shots than anything else. How to photograph a great sunset? You’ve come to the right place.  There is arguably no better sunset spot in the South Bay than […]

 Jefferson Graham

La La Land’s favorite pier: Hermosa Beach

La La Land’s favorite pier: Hermosa Beach

If you caught the free webcast of the Oscar winning “La La Land,” on Fandango’s Movieclips channel Friday, and you live in the South Bay, you might just be humming “City of Stars” and thinking about the Hermosa Beach Pier right now as we speak.  How many other movies featured Hollywood royalty dancing on our […]

 Brad Jacobson

An Interview with Doug Weems in Manhattan Beach (video)

An Interview with Doug Weems in Manhattan Beach (video)

Host Brad Jacobson sits down with Doug Weems in the Manhattan Beach Lounge. Doug discusses everything from touring cross country in a smelly van on the Warp Tour with his band 98 Mute to raising a family in Redondo Beach.