Category Archives: Seal Beach Discoveries

July 31st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1960, La Scarpa ran this ad in the Long Beach Independent targeting the lucrative feet and toe loving market. You won’t find any Capezio shoes at 133 Main Street today, but you can satisfy all your … Continue reading

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July 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, Aileen Allen and Her Company of California Mermaids gave a diving and swimming exhibition from the Seal Beach pier, both during the afternoon and during the night. These night-time splish splash-capades were probably scheduled to highlight (Ha! … Continue reading

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July 29th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1921, the following advertisement ran in the Santa Ana Register trumpeting the merits of waterfront lots at Anaheim Landing where you can bathe and fish in your backyard and tie your boat to your front porch. … Continue reading

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July 24th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1976, “Grandma’s Candy Store” was shown twice in the afternoon at the Bay Theatre.  According to the Today’s Calendar section in the Los Angeles Times, the film was a documentary about the Seal Beach old town … Continue reading

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July 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1915, the Santa Ana Register ran a short story with the provocative headline, “SEAL BEACH TO INCORPORATE AND BE WET?” Seal Beach’s incorporation by election was just a little over three months away, and rumors were … Continue reading

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July 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1906, the Los Angeles Herald ran this ad enticing potential Southern California real estate buyers to check out this exciting new city named Bay City. Needless to say with a dynamic and distinct name like Bay … Continue reading

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July 18th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1948, the Long Beach Independent shared that good news that any lady with a paid escort and the following ad could enjoy fishing on either the Super Express boat or Fishing Express boat every Friday — … Continue reading

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