Author Archives: Michael Dobkins

Father Felix Doherty

Anyone have anecdotes, stories, and/or photos of Father Felix Doherty that they’re willing to share on the record? I’ve started research for the first new blog post for next year (March 3rd). I’d like to include some quotes and personal … Continue reading

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A Happy Birthday Seal Beach Announcement

I put this blog on hiatus at the end of 2017 planning to return with new daily posts on January 1st, 2019, but then an odd thing happened. I discovered how much I enjoyed not being on the daily post … Continue reading

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Announcement Posting on 10/27/18

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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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December 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1924, a box of Havana cigars was mysteriously placed on table for the Seal Beach city council meeting. Before we get to the reason for those cigars on the table, I’d like to remind you that … Continue reading

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