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December 19, 2005 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
If you can hold it up to your ear and hear the ocean, most likely John Haney has it. Haney owns Seal Beach's California Seashell Co., one of the oldest shops on Main Street. The store carries more than 400 types of seashells from all over the world. They adorn mirrors, necklaces, picture frames, wind chimes and other craft items. "We thought it was a good idea, because tourists want to take home an ornament from the town they're visiting. It's a memory of their vacation," said Haney, 44.
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May 22, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
Two people were killed Sunday in a fiery four-car crash that closed Pacific Coast Highway for nearly nine hours. Grisna Meas, 17, and Rick Vetter, 52, both of Long Beach, died of injuries when several cars collided about 6:30 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Mariner Drive, Sgt. Bob Mullins said. A third person, the 20-year-old driver of the car in which Meas was a passenger, suffered injuries to his lower body and was hospitalized in stable condition, Mullins said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
A large crack in the 36-year-old concrete wall that lines the west side of the Municipal Pier remains unrepaired while debate continues on whether the seawall is friend or foe to the coastal environment. City officials say the wall, or groin, is necessary to slow the loss of sand from the city's badly eroded beaches. But the Surfrider Foundation says the groin contributes to sand erosion and traps pollutants in the city's most popular surfing area.
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May 21, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two people were killed and another person was hurt in a four-car accident Sunday night in Seal Beach, authorities said. The collision occurred at 6:35 p.m. at Pacific Coast Highway and Mariner Drive. Authorities were investigating the cause late Sunday but said there was no initial indication that street racing or drinking were involved. One of the cars in the collision, a Honda, was split in two by the impact.
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April 14, 1992 | BILL BILLITER
City officials have determined that the disposal of two dead seals that washed up on a beach should have been the state's responsibility, even though a city work crew removed the animals after a public outcry. The question over who should be responsible for the carcasses was the subject of heated debate during an April 6 City Council meeting. Several residents who attended the meeting criticized city officials for not immediately clearing away the decaying carcasses.
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April 8, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO and SEEMA MEHTA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although it's been more than 40 years, Kris Lindstrom still lights up when he remembers family outings to see the seals at Seal Beach. If the time was right, dozens would be sunning themselves along the shoreline. But sometimes, patience was required. "All you had to do was sit quietly on the beach and they would come," Lindstrom said. A glimpse of the playful seals that entertained beach goers and gave the community its name is now rare.
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October 1, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA and ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Turn the volume down on "The Imperial March," Starbucks will not be making such a grand entrance into Seal Beach after all. When the coffee superchain's plans for the first drive-thru in Orange County were shot down last week by the City Council of this picturesque seaside community, popular pressure won out--to an extent. Seal Beach almost certainly will still get its first Starbucks, but it won't be a drive-thru Starbucks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
The city is mobilizing against thousands of stingrays lurking in local waters with the planned Sept. 23 "Great Stingray Fishout," an attempt to reduce the county's largest population of the creatures. The city's first stingray fishing contest, for underwater spearfishing and shoreline fishing, is in response to more than 200 reported stingray attacks this summer. Stingrays feed on accumulated debris and are attracted to the unusually warm waters near the San Gabriel River mouth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1994 | RUSS LOAR
As the shifting sands of the city's beaches continue to shorten the distance between beachfront homes and the ocean, the latest plan to replenish the one-mile-long main beach is stuck in the mud. An ambitious effort to recover 110,000 cubic yards of sand from a Santa Ana River dredging project to replenish the main beach has yielded only dirt and clay. With only one-third of the dredging project completed, city officials are hoping they may yet hit sand under all that dirt.
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April 1, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
Seal Beach is considering whether to extend the 10 p.m. curfew at several nearby beaches to the city's oceanside area. Officials fear that the rowdy crowds that prompted the county and Huntington Beach to close beaches at night will move north to Seal Beach if the city doesn't enact its own curfew. "We don't want all the party-goers to say, 'Let's not give up the party. Let's go to Seal Beach,' " said City Councilman William J.
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February 21, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three Seal Beach Jail workers will be arraigned today on charges they stole a Sony PlayStation from an inmate and then manipulated documents to cover up the crime, authorities said Tuesday. Victor Calzada, 29, Fred Madrigal, 21, and Michael Navarro, 22, all non-city employees, are accused of taking the video console in September 2006 from an inmate who was transferred from Seal Beach to the Orange County Jail for failing to comply with a work release program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The City Council on Monday quashed an ordinance that would have restricted home heights in Old Town, a neighborhood west of Pacific Coast Highway. The council approved the law several months ago, but opponents gathered several thousand signatures to let voters decide. The council had agreed to put the matter on the ballot, but decided in a 3-2 vote to scrap the law instead.
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January 23, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council on Monday backed away from setting a date for a citywide referendum on an ordinance limiting home heights and instead moved toward repealing the law altogether. The ordinance prohibits residents of Old Town, the area west of Pacific Coast Highway, from topping their homes with a third story. Its passage prompted opponents to gather nearly 3,600 signatures to allow voters the final say. The election was expected to cost the city from $50,000 to $70,000.
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December 12, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
The City Council on Monday chose to let voters decide whether to enact a controversial ordinance on home heights in Old Town. The ordinance, recently approved by a 3-2 vote of the council, would ban residents from topping their homes with third stories. It sparked intense opposition, culminating in a petition with nearly 3,600 signatures asking the city to reconsider. On Monday the council decided to put the matter on the ballot, as early as April.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2005 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
If you can hold it up to your ear and hear the ocean, most likely John Haney has it. Haney owns Seal Beach's California Seashell Co., one of the oldest shops on Main Street. The store carries more than 400 types of seashells from all over the world. They adorn mirrors, necklaces, picture frames, wind chimes and other craft items. "We thought it was a good idea, because tourists want to take home an ornament from the town they're visiting. It's a memory of their vacation," said Haney, 44.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2005
A Long Beach man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony hit-and-run in the death of a 28-year-old military man from Florida who was struck while fixing a flat tire on the San Diego Freeway. Donal Wright, 37, was arrested about 4:45 a.m., California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Katrina Lindgren said. The name of the serviceman was not released pending notification of relatives, and his branch of service was not immediately known, Lindgren said. The man was hit about 9:40 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1999 | Louise Roug, (714) 966-5977
The City Council will award a design contract for the McGaugh swimming pool at its next meeting, initiating the bid process for the refurbishment of the 32-year-old outdoor pool. The project will include repairs, replastering, new tiles and new lights. It is estimated to cost $130,000, of which the city has contributed $15,000. The rest has been raised from private funds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The so-called Senior Citizen Bandit has struck again, officials said Tuesday, this time at a bank in Seal Beach. Shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday, a man believed to be in his 70s walked into the Cal National Bank branch in the 13900 block of Seal Beach Boulevard, brandished a gun and demanded money, police said. He fled with an unknown amount of cash, they said.
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February 7, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
One man drowned and three others were rescued in Anaheim Bay on Sunday after their boat stuck a jetty and flipped, officials said. The men were heading out to pick up bait about 5:30 a.m. in the 27-foot boat when it hit the jetty, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. Michael Thomas Smith, 52, of Mission Viejo died after being trapped in the vessel. Two of the other men suffered head injuries that were not life-threatening.
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