Monthly Archives: September 2017

September 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1971, the following ad ran in the Long Beach Independent for the Ranch House Restaurant. The ad offered fine dining and entertainment by Bill Clark, a pianist and organist who sang and played pop hits and … Continue reading

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September 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1977, the following ad ran in the Long Beach Independent. Before Ruby’s Diner and long after the scintillators were removed, Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant served food at the end of the Seal Beach Pier, including an enticing … Continue reading

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September 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1946, Ralph Henry Lawrence, a 45 year 0ld toolmaker from Clearwater plead guilty to a felonious assault charge and received ten years probation and was ordered to pay a $360 fine at the rate of $10 … Continue reading

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September 27 in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1927, former Seal Beach City Marshal Thomas Randall robbed the Pasadena Savings Bank. Randall entered the bank just before closing and backed several bank clerks and six bank patrons up against the wall at gunpoint and … Continue reading

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September 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins spoke to a jubilant crowd at the North American Rockwell (now Boeing) plant in Seal Beach across Bay Boulevard (now Seal Beach Boulevard) from where the second … Continue reading

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September 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1960, the following photograph was published in the Long Beach Independent’s fashion section. There were a number of photos showing off current fashions available at local shops, but this ensemble was available at Seal Beach’s very … Continue reading

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This Date in Seal Beach History Hiatus

I have to spend the rest of the week dealing with real life concerns and actual paying writing work, so there won’t be any new entries this week.  I hope to be back to posting by September 25th. Thanks for … Continue reading

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September 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the movie production company filming “Born Losers,” starring Tom Laughlin was ordered out of town by sundown by city manager Lee Risner. A revised and more detailed version of this post will appear this weekend. … Continue reading

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September 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1941, Hitler and Mussolini were cooked and eaten by Seal Beach city employees.   Not a hoax! Not an imaginary story! Now the truth can be told! I’m not kidding. This is for realsies. I’m as shocked … Continue reading

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September 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1936, the Los Angeles region experienced a series of power failures, plunging parts of the city into darkness. The first outage struck at 1:32 a.m. An emergency power plant near downtown Los Angeles restored power to some … Continue reading

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