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June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

In this episode of “Beer With” we sit down with restauranteur Mike Simms in his restaurant MB Post in Manhattan Beach. Mike discusses running a restaurant, managing personal life with his business life, growing up in a successful restaurant based family and more. Mike Simms is associated with the Kettle, Simmzys, MB Post and Tin Roof Bistro.

June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

In this episode of Local Music we sit down with local band “Special C”.  It all started in late 2007 with Jason “Bubba” McMackin’s birthday fast approaching. Bubba, formerly of the bands Product and Dubweiser, wanted to play a birthday show, but was a like maniacal drum machine without anyone to operate the controls. The three Redondo Beach residents were old friends from various local ties.

June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

Redondo Beach is in the midst of a special election run-off for the office of City Treasurer after the mid-term retirement of long time Treasurer Ernie O’Dell. Recently, we sat down to talk separately with each of the two candidates who moved forward from the primary election to the run-off: Steve Diels and Dawn Esser. In these in-depth interviews, each candidate lays out their vision for the office, what “reform” means to them, and why they should be elected. In this second of our two part series, we interview candidate Dawn Esser.

June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

The race for Redondo Beach Treasurer is heating up.  In this half of our coverage, Steve Napolitano interviews candidate Steve Diels.  We also sat down with Dawn Esser.(that video is featured here on Civic Couch).

The Redondo Beach City Treasurer  Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality municipal treasury services at the lowest cost, delivered in a professional, responsive, and friendly manner, promoting citizen trust by increasing organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and fiscal responsibility, while improving the City’s financial viability and expanding economic opportunities.


June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

Hundreds of surfers, photographers, surf legends, family and friends gathered together on Saturday June 25th at the Hermosa Beach Pier to honor the life of the Godfather of surf photography, Leroy Grannis. Paul Strauch, Steve Pezman, Don Craig, Mike Purpus, Nacio Feliz, Rabbit Kekai, Donald Takayama, Hap Jacobs and the two remaining members of the original Palos Verdes Surfing Club, Fenton Scholes and Dick Miney spoke in reverence of Grannis.

June 17, 2014 civiccouch0

South Bay Business Lawyers are proud to provide business owners in the South Bay area with a full range of legal services to help their business thrive!  Running a business is stressful enough, even without the added burden of making sense of complicated legal language. South Bay Business Lawyers pride themselves on providing prompt and easy-to-understand answers to client questions about often confusing legal matters.

For more info, go to their website: http://www.sbblmb.com

June 10, 2014 civiccouch0

Host Steve Napolitano sits down with local Newspaper Editors to discuss where the local papers started, where they are now and where they are going. Kevin Cody of the Easy Reader (hermosa beach) and Paul Silva of The Beach Reporter ( manhattan beach) are our guest.