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May 27th in Seal Beach History

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May 17th in Seal Beach History

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February 20th In Seal Beach History

The steam plant gets a spur. Continue reading

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February 6th In Seal Beach History

The Seal Beach city council considers many things. Continue reading

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January 14th In Seal Beach History

We’re dredging up some local history and using it to fill this post. Continue reading

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January 8th in Seal Beach History

A week of letting off steam and lost Zs for nappers and early-to-bed sleepers in Seal Beach started today in 1965.

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September 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1936, the Los Angeles region experienced a series of power failures, plunging parts of the city into darkness. The first outage struck at 1:32 a.m. An emergency power plant near downtown Los Angeles restored power to some … Continue reading

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August 22nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1926, the 7:15 p.m. Pacific Electric red car west bound on the Seal Beach to Long Beach line made an unexpected detour at First Street and Ocean Avenue.  Normally, the red car would continue across the … Continue reading

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Seal Beach Electric Station – 1924

Judging by our web traffic stats, the power plant that stood at Ocean Avenue and First Street from 1925 to 1967 has been the most popular of all the Seal Beach history covered in this blog.  Our first post on the … Continue reading

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That Colossal Wreck, Boundless and Bare

Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp. Steam Plant – 1967 Today’s post is a companion piece to this earlier post featuring film footage of the steam plant being demolished in 1967.  Joyce Kucera, who provided the footage in the earlier … Continue reading

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