Author Archives: Michael Dobkins

June 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1977, The Anglers Tackle Box on Electric Avenue hosted an all-day fishing clinic, featuring Leonard “Straggler” Lussier, noted Baja and Southern California saltwater fishing authority, a movie, prizes, discounts, experts and much more! – Michael Dobkins

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June 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1914, a “big auto excursion’ left Santa Ana at 10:30 a.m. sharp to visit Seal Beach to enjoy “the surf, fishing, dancing, and bowling” and, representatives of the Guy M. Rush Company dearly hoped, put money down on … Continue reading

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June 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1927, two men were rushed to the Seaside Hospital in Long Beach. Robert I. Gilchrist, 54, of Sunset Beach and David Carlson, 37, of Seal Beach were struck by a car as they crossed the highway. … Continue reading

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June 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, fishermen on the Seal Beach pier had a close encounter with a large California gray whale. Not only were the fishermen surprised by the whale spouting a large spray of water over them, but the whale also … Continue reading

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June 21st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, The Seal Beach Lions Club held its first annual election. Seal Beach Community Church pastor F. Harold Essert replaced founding president of the Lions Club, J. C. Felts. Max Henkey, Dr. Homer De Sadeleer, and Mayor … Continue reading

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June 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1966, the Seal Beach McGaugh Pool officially opened. A joint venture between J. H. McGaugh Intermediate School and the City of Seal Beach, the pool cost $118,000. Students had used the pool during the school year, … Continue reading

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June 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1965, The Delicates appeared for one night only at Larry’s Goldfinger’s A-Go-G0 with Adrian Lloyd IV and Donn Coats filling out the rest of the bill. If Larry’s Goldfinger’s A-Go-Go is remembered at all today, it’s as … Continue reading

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