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November 30, 2016 civiccouch0

On November 19th, 2017 the USA Volleyball junior beach tour hit Hermosa Beach. Divisions were broken down by age, 18 and under, 16 and under, 14 and under and finally 12 and under.
The USA Volleyball junior beach tour travels across the county.  Visit their WEBSITE for more information. 
The video was produced by Civic Couch and presented by our sponsor, Manhattan Beach Toyota.



November 2, 2016 civiccouch0

A haunting happened on the south side of the Manhattan Beach Pier in chest to high head surf on Sunday. Good corners and glassy conditions with light wind kept the spooks and goblins at bay all day at 2016’s Spyder Surf Scare and Tear Halloween surf contest. 

“The Scare and Tear was started back in 2005 by Charlie Ninegar to honor Mira Costa Student Adam Frand and continues today in his honor,” said Spyder Surf’s Master of Horror Richard “The Ripper” O’Reilly. “It’s the most photogenic surf contest of the year. The Costumes were fantastic.”

Based on a sinful criteria of 50% costume and 50% wave slashing, the creepy contest brought out all the ghouls for a spook-tacular time.
All photos by Brad Jacobson



October 27, 2016 civiccouch0

The annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is an awe-inspiring event that brings together all walks of life for one common purpose; to support children with special needs and education. The walk is produced by SKECHERS USA and co-produced by The Friendship Foundation.
The walk starts at the Manhattan Beach Pier and goes to the Hermosa Pier and back.

Over 12,000 people joined together in support of the walk including celebrities Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Camila Alves, Ian Ziering, Denise Austin, and Tommy Lasorda. We had more performances than ever before, with Jordyn Jones, New District, Aidan Prince, and Asia Monet Ray entertaining the crowd at the Manhattan Beach Pier.
** The walk has raised over $1,600,000 to date.


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October 27, 2016 civiccouch0

Float into the atmosphere on a weather balloon! Meadows Elementary School Science Specialist Joanne Michael and some of her students launched a weather balloon 97,405 feet into the atmosphere and attached 3 cameras to film the experience.

Thanks to a $6,000 grant from the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, Goodyear Blimp for the use of their airfield, the help of a couple of amateur radio strangers named Tom and Jerry who stood in for Michael’s friend, and permission granted by the FAA which advised pilots that the balloon would be in the area, Meadow students learned that with preparation and the support of a community, big dreams can come true.



July 1, 2016 civiccouch0

Mural honoring Hermosa Beach volleyball debuts on June 25th
Completed by noted local photographer Bo Bridges, the mural uses high-resolution photos on a vinyl-based material, and covers the south- and west-facing walls of the foot of the downtown parking structure. It dispenses with veneration of past stars — one image captures nothing above the knees—in favor of a multi-panel ode to the game’s athleticism. Anonymous players leap into the sky, sand exploding off the beach as though propelled by a land-mine.
The video was produced by Civic Couch and made possible by Manhattan Beach Toyota.



June 9, 2016 civiccouch0

We love seeing local businesses succeed so we were proud to help A Basq Kitchen in Redondo Beach celebrate their 1 year anniversary on June 6th at their restaurant located on the Redondo Beach International Boardwalk.
A Basq Kitchen celebration included a special dance performance by Garden Bat, a traditional Basq dancing group. Basq Kitchen is owned and operated by Jessica Lo Ibarra and Chef Bernard Ibarra .


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June 3, 2016 civiccouch0

The carnival came to town!
The 2016 Springfest carnival and community festival was back in Redondo Beach from April 21st to April 24th. We went on Sunday the 24th and had a blast. The festival featured Carnival Rides • Kids’ Zone • Food Court • Gourmet Food Trucks, vendors and dance shows.
Thanks to our sponsors, Manhattan Beach Toyota and the Easy Reader Newspaper.


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December 27, 2015 civiccouch0

The Redondo Beach / King Harbor Boat Parade floated holiday cheer on Saturday, December 12th, 2015.  The King Harbor Yacht Club held a party during and after the event offering drinks, dancing and awards presided over by Grand Marshall Denise Austin.

This year’s winners, by category:

Sweepstakes: The Voyager, skippered by Julie Coll

Execution of Theme: Mistral, skippered by Ian Bardin

Best Power Boat more than 32 feet: Flying Finn 2, skippered by Greg Ronkainen

Best Power Boat less than 32 feet: Egg Cessive, skippered by Paul Gillett

Best Sail Boat more than 32 feet: Sea Casa, skippered by Connor Jackson

Best Sail Boat less than 32 feet: Pascal’s Wager, skippered by Lee Coller

Best Lighting: Proper Lady, skippered by Ronald Grassl

Best Sound/Music: Mottley Crew, skippered by Jack Mott

Best Costumes/Animation: Starlight JJ, skippered by Allen Duran

All photos by Brad Jacobson – brad@civiccouch.com