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June 23rd in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1927, two men were rushed to the Seaside Hospital in Long Beach. Robert I. Gilchrist, 54, of Sunset Beach and David Carlson, 37, of Seal Beach were struck by a car as they crossed the highway. … Continue reading

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May 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1954, two “kangaroo men” — as they were named in a headline in the next day’s Long Beach Independent — escaped from Seal Beach Police. John Johnson, the owner of the drugstore at 141 Main Street, was leaving work for … Continue reading

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May 4th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1933, the Seal Beach city council took measures to balance the general fund  by instituting a new work schedule and pay for the city’s water, street, and janitors. The modified schedule cut four weeks down to three weeks. The … Continue reading

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April 15th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1965, the Orange County district attorney’s office charged Larry Doyle Lyons, 20, and John Warren Hilliard, 18, of conspiracy to prevent Alan M. Lennot, 17, from going to combat duty in Viet Nam. Lennot, a paratrooper stationed … 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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March 26th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1968, job seekers interested in local law enforcement careers probably circled this ad in the classified section of the Long Beach Independent: Adjusting for forty-seven years of inflation, a $592 monthly salary in 1968 is roughly the … Continue reading

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March 25th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1937, Dr. W. W. Chandler, chief inspector of the Orange County Health Department, imposed a ninety day quarantine on Seal Beach dogs in response to three diagnosed cases of rabies. Police Chief Lee Howard instituted a door-to-door canvass … Continue reading

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