PLACES Archives - Page 3 of 8 - Civic Couch


June 23, 2016 civiccouch0

Civic Couch went behind the scenes with the Goodyear Blimp

The Goodyear Blimp “Spirit of Innovation” recently celebrated it’s 10 year milestone of it’s christening at it’s Carson home. Chances are you’ve seen the Goodyear blimp flying over the South Bay. We wanted to get more information about the Goodyear and their airships. Spirit of Innovation will remain in California through late 2017, when it will be retired and replaced by Wingfoot Two.
Senior pilot William Bayliss with the Goodyear Airship Operations explains the “Spirit of Innovation”.



June 21, 2016 civiccouch0

Hermosa Beach Utility Box produced by Civic Couch in association with the Easy Reader Newspaper.
Leadership Hermosa Beach organized a community project that transformed 8 utility boxes located across Hermosa Beach by wrapping them in beautiful, entertaining, and stimulating art donated by local artists. The HUB Art boxes are located at (artists noted in parentheses):

Pier Ave & Hermosa Ave (Daniel Inez)
The Strand @ 11th St (Rob Dob)
The Strand @ 35th St (2 boxes) (Lisa Arnett & Jeff Fieger)
Herondo St & Monterey Ave (Daniel Inez)
Prospect Ave & Aviation Blvd (Carissa Catalina)
Valley Dr @ Hermosa Valley School (Jake Tedesco)
13th St & Hermosa Ave (Chris Miller)



March 22, 2016 civiccouch2

Civic Couch produced “Driven to the Sea” as a short visual documentary of life in the South Bay.

Driven to the sea features short clips taken from across the South Bay which represents the oceans influence over us.  This was filmed in Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo by Brad Jacobson for Civic Couch.



January 28, 2016 civiccouch0

In this new series by Civic Couch, we share different scenes from across the South Bay including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo and Torrance. There is always something scenic in the South Bay, and we will be sharing these scenic areas with our viewers through the eyes of our lenses.
Special thanks to our sponsors Manhattan Beach Toyota and Easy Reader News.



January 20, 2016 civiccouch0

Written by Mark McDermott
The Point in El Segundo is about creating experiences. In the age of Amazon, shoppers don’t need to leave their homes. Therefore, when they do, the experience needs to be about more than a purchase. But The Point, which is less than a quarter the size of The Grove, is also about creating a place very much both connected to and representative of the community it seeks to attract.

This video was produced by Brad Jacobson for Civic Couch



November 12, 2015 civiccouch0

Civic Couch found this old video on youtube of channel 4’s coverage of the sad day that the Redondo Beach Pier Fire.  This episode aired on May 27, 1988. The Los Angeles Times reported “A stubborn fire raged for more than two hours on the storm-battered Redondo Beach Pier Friday afternoon, destroying more than a dozen restaurants and shops and severely charring the pier’s pilings and decking. Damage was estimated at about $4.8 million.”

This Redondo Beach video is posted on AdinaZed’s youtube channel.



November 11, 2015 civiccouch0

Recently Natalie from the Travel Muse visited Manhattan Beach and fell in love with it.

In her episode “The happiest Beach in LA: Manhattan Beach” she shows why and trip to LA must include a beach day in Manhattan Beach.  Her visit is mostly shot in downtown Manhattan Beach and the pier area but also includes the strand.

Civic Couch is always looking for fun videos covering the South Bay.  Please send us any videos that you would like to see us share to brad@civiccouch.com.



November 10, 2015 civiccouch0

It’s that special time of year in the South Bay. Golden afternoons and windy days. Civic Couch shares some of the sights around the South Bay beaches during late October.  Locations include El Segundo, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach.