Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1945, Seal Beach film fans could stroll down to the recently opened Beach Theatre on Main Street and catch a double feature of “You Came Along” and “The Kid Sister.” The Beach had only just opened … Continue reading

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November 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1980, the Los Angeles Times ran an ad for the Seafood Broiler restaurant chain, including the newly opened Seal Beach location. – Michael Dobkins

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November 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1963, Kiko’s of Seal Beach opened the “Very In” room which displayed art by local artists. Owners Betty and Frank Semasko entertained  a crowd of 75 guests, including Mayor Dean Gemmill and Mrs. Shirley Gemmill, Dixie … Continue reading

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Nov 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1954, 58-year old widow Ernestine Goetz refused to be interviewed by reporters and secluded herself inside her home in the Seal Beach Trailer Park. The West Virginia Supreme Court had just ruled that Ernestine would inherit … Continue reading

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November 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1962, the Southland Magazine section of the Long Beach Independent ran a full page ad advertising Seal Beach shops under the following banner: Here are the ads for the ten individual shops and restaurants: At the … Continue reading

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November 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the local retail chain, Uncle Al’s Toy Korral celebrated the opening of their new Seal Beach store by offering a toy sale at their Tustin location as shown in this ad from The Tustin News. … Continue reading

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November 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1921, Los Angeles and Seal Beach realtor F. L. Flack’s $12,000 home at Seal Way and Dolphin Avenue burned to the ground while members of the Seal Beach Fire Department watched helplessly. The cause of their … Continue reading

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November 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1913, the Santa Ana Register reported that a land dredger, a rarity in 1913 Southern California, had started work on the sand dunes of Seal Beach. A mere four posts ago, I made fun of the … Continue reading

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November 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1913, the Guy M. Rush ran this ad in the Santa Ana Register reminding potential Seal Beach real estate buyers that a special Pacific Electric red car was leaving for Seal Beach (actually still named Bay … Continue reading

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November 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1928, The Santa Ana Register announced the first members of the newly established Seal Beach Junior Police. The new members were Jay Goade, Harry Scott, James Wheat, Junior Morris, Edward Howard, and Ellis Winterstein. Quoting Stan … Continue reading

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