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October 13th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1980, presidential candidate Ronald Reagan made a speech at a closed-to-the-public campaign stop at Seal Beach Leisure World. Speaking to a crowd of approximately 2,500, Reagan affirmed his support of the Social Security program, promised to … Continue reading

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October 12th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1958, the Long Beach Independent Press Telegram ran a profile of Seal Beach resident Clark Pettingill of 205 Fifth Street and what he called “The Pettingill Apple Tree.” Seal Beach is not famed for its fruit-producing … Continue reading

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October 11 in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1948, the Long Beach Independent ran a human interest story under the attention-grabbing headline of “Free Blood Keeps Her Alive.” The story was about 52 year-old Seal Beach widow Mrs. Arilla Phillips of 1305 Electric Avenue. … Continue reading

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October 10th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1942, The Danville Morning News ran chapter one of a prose adaptation of the MGM movie, “Maisie Gets Her Man,” starring Ann Southern and Red Skelton. It was once common practice for newspapers to run serialized … Continue reading

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October 9th in Seal Beach History

On this date on the 1936, Chief Sperry Knighton and the Seal Beach fire department used the city’s hook and ladder truck to rescue a cat from a palm tree in front of 124 11th Street. The reason why this … Continue reading

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October 8th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, International Gifts ran an ad in the Long Beach Independent Press Telegram announcing their new location next to Brock’s Drugstore. That week’s specials were Swedish candlesticks, basketware, imported glassware sets, hats, and bags and international … Continue reading

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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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October 6th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1963, the Long Beach Independent Press Telegram’s Women’s section ran a profile of the posh Larsen Hall off-campus women’s dormitory at 1310 Electric Avenue in Seal Beach under the breezy headline, “Larsen Hall — Books ‘n … Continue reading

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October 1st in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1961, the following ad for the Ivory Tower Bookstore ran in the Long Beach Independent. The Ivory Tower has appeared here in posts for May 5th and June 11  because the crackerjack editorial team here at “This … 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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