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June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

After 9 years of planning, the City of El Segundo now has flushing toilets for beach goers. Sparked by former El Segundo City Councilman Jim Boulgarides, the restroom/shower/lifeguard tower has been completed with the assistance of Chevron, Don Knabe, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Southern California Edison, and NRG Energy. The long awaited project was official opened on Wednesday with an official ribbon cutting.

June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

August 21, 2013 marked the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Manhattan Beach Library. Guest speakers included the county Librarian, Margaret Donnellan Todd, Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, Manhattan Beach Mayor David Lesser and the Director of the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works Gail Farber. The Manhattan Beach Library is set to open in the spring of 2015.

June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

Abs Fab offer Pilates sessions and classes for every level and budget. Pilates on their apparatus (including reformers, the Cadillac,the Wunda Chair and the Ladder Barrel) can be done as customized privates, duets or as a small class of 3. They train teens through elite athletes, Pre/post-natal Pilates, Restorative Pilates, AARPilates and more. For more info, contact them at (310) 497-3497 or visit their website:

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June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

In this episode we feature an incredible home for sale in Manhattan Beach. Host Amy Frena gets the tour from Olympic Gold Medalist Eric Fonoimoana.

This custom home has been masterfully crafted with attention to detail and quality through out. The kitchen was beautifully designed with designer cabinets, Brazilian granite counter tops and Bamboo Hardwood floors which is perfect to entertain guests. It’s a great family home with 6 bedrooms and 6 baths and over 3500 Sq/ft of living space that was built on top of the hill for privacy and views. The entire living area faces south giving it great warm natural sunlight that flows into a large patio with limestone flooring, a built-in BBQ and an outdoor fireplace. The Master Bedroom retreat has a spa like bath, walk-in-closet and a deck over looking the valley. The home is equipped with 2 tankless water heaters, surround sound in living room and master bedroom and prewired with cat6 wiring.

For more info about this listing please contact Eric Fonoimoana at (310) 350-5578

June 18, 2014 civiccouch0

Hop on board as I take a 2 minute simulated helicopter ride through the Manhattan Beach Botanical Gardens.

Manhattan Beach Botanical Garden is a non-profit public education organization dedicated to promoting Earth-friendly gardening techniques, encouraging the use of drought-tolerant plants including California natives, and conserving our natural resources.

MBBG mission statement:

We promote Earth-friendly gardening for the conservation of water, wildlife and the well-being of our community.