Author Archives: Michael Dobkins

On April 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 2018, the Don The Beachcomber closed restaurant at the historic Sam’s Seafood building due to rising rental costs. Although Don The Beachcomber may relocated, the future of the Sam’s Seafood property is not certain at this … Continue reading

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February 26th – March 2nd in Seal Beach History

Want to find out what was happening in Seal Beach this week in years gone by? Here’s a list of links to posts covering this week’s dates in Seal Beach history. February 26th In Seal Beach History It’s time to chow … Continue reading

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February 19th to 25th in Seal Beach History

Want to find out what was happening in Seal Beach this week in years gone by? Here’s a list of links to posts covering this week’s dates in Seal Beach history. February 19th In Seal Beach History News about Lieutenant Junior … Continue reading

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February 12th to 18th in Seal Beach History

Want to find out what was happening in Seal Beach this week in years gone by? Here’s a list of links to posts covering this week’s dates in Seal Beach history. February 12th In Seal Beach History Dr. J. N. Bartholomew … Continue reading

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December 31st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1965, the Long Beach Independent reported that the Marina Democrats had elected new officers for 1966 and that club met the fourth Monday of each month in the Seal Beach city hall. New members were welcome. … Continue reading

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Top Five “This Date in Seal Beach History” Posts Of 2017

I’ve decided to take a sabbatical from posting in 2018 to work on other projects, but before I go it might be fun to see what posts had the most traffic this year. So here’s the top five posts for … Continue reading

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December 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1926, Parry’s Cafe advertised a special New Year’s Eve program of dining, dancing, and entertainment in the Santa Ana Register. It would be the last time this business would advertise. Parry’s Cafe’s launch started out auspiciously … Continue reading

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December 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1923, the Santa Ana Register ran a detailed story on the political climate in Seal Beach as the city approached the end of the year. The provocative headline for this story read, “SEAL BEACH TORN BY … Continue reading

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December 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1913, the Santa Ana Register ran another Henry DeKruif Seal Beach ad. This time a jolly seal works on his new year’s resolutions of which there is only one — “I hereby resolve to spend the … Continue reading

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December 27th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1924, the Santa Ana Register ran this photo of the Los Angeles Gas and Electric Company’s steam plant under construction at First Street and Ocean Avenue in Seal Beach. The photo’s caption gave the following statistics … Continue reading

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