Tag Archives: Pacific Coast Highway

October 7th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1941, the Long Beach Independent reported that Sam’s Seafood at 2501 Pacific Coast Highway had recently opened a new building in the back to handle its overflow crowds of weekend diners. The new 30 by 94 … Continue reading

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September 30th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1971, the following ad ran in the Long Beach Independent for the Ranch House Restaurant. The ad offered fine dining and entertainment by Bill Clark, a pianist and organist who sang and played pop hits and … Continue reading

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September 28th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1946, Ralph Henry Lawrence, a 45 year 0ld toolmaker from Clearwater plead guilty to a felonious assault charge and received ten years probation and was ordered to pay a $360 fine at the rate of $10 … Continue reading

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September 9th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1938, this ad in the Santa Ana Register offer two choice places for dining, dancing and entertainment, Vivian Laird’s South Seas and Vivian Laird’s Garden of Allah in Seal Beach.  In spite of there being WOMEN CHEFS … Continue reading

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August 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, Hal Ross launched the 1937 Derby Show on a triangle of land between Coast Highway and Hathaway Avenue in Seal Beach, probably in a large circus big top type tent. To save the curious reader … Continue reading

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July 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1940, the Long Beach Independent ran this ad for the Dovalis 101 Ranch House Cafe. We’ve posted 101 Ranch House ads before, but this one is from very early in its history, coming only three weeks … Continue reading

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July 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1950, the Long Beach Independent’s Round The Town column mentioned that Turk Murphy and his Dixieland crew were playing a long-term gig at the Garden of Allah and hoped “the building was a solid as the music.” … Continue reading

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