Tag Archives: Pacific Coast Highway

May 20th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1939, Andy’s Fish Pond ran the following ad in the Santa Ana Register. We know some of our readers have firsthand memories of Anaheim Landing before the Navy took over in 1944. Can any of them … Continue reading

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May 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1916, the newest and latest of all cabaret and dance cafes, the Wilcox Casino had its grand opening! Connie Conway and six other noted dancers from Los Angeles and San Francisco will introduce the newest dances … Continue reading

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May 7th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1950, Duff Lumber Company advertised in the Long Beach Independent. Known to locals simply as the lumberyard, Duff (under one name or another) was the go-to spot for construction materials in town into the seventies. It took up … Continue reading

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May 6th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1975, the Ranch House Restaurant at 1600 Pacific Coast Highway advertised their Mother’s Day menu specials in the Long Beach Independent. We had to balance out yesterday’s Mother’s Day post with something absolutely non-ironic. Now I’m hungry. – … Continue reading

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May 2nd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1968, the Tastee-Freez chain published the following ad for its Tastee Two Fer promotion in the Long Beach Independent. For years the Tastee-Freez in the Seal Beach Shopping Center (listed as Pacific Coast Highway on Main St. … Continue reading

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April 14th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1953, Seal Beach citizens voted to ban gambling in the city by a narrow margin. The votes against gambling tallied at 848 against 811 for legalizing gambling. The city had previously voted 761 to 661 in … Continue reading

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April 9th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1971, John Shelby Burrows, 58, of 1201 Marlin Avenue, was sentenced to 5-to-15 years in prison after pleading guilty for the murder of Claude LaBean, 39, of 459 Galleon Way. The murder occurred at the Red … Continue reading

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