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May 31, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
City boosters brought a roller coaster from the 1915 San Francisco World Expo to Seal Beach in hopes of attracting visitors to the pier and beach area. A "cyclone" ride also graced the beach, said Seal Beach historian Barbara Rountree. Despite Prohibition, saloons and bars soon dotted Main Street. Gambling was also popular at two locations; one of the casinos was in the current Seal Beach Inn on Central Avenue, Rountree said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Workers completing seismic retrofitting of one of the city's oldest buildings came upon it by accident last month: a foot-long copper box that has provided an unexpected looking glass into the city's past. The box contains a time capsule placed below the two-story brick building when the structure was completed in 1922. Inside, workers found letters, papers and photographs. The contents have little material value, but those who have examined the items said they are local historical gems.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
City boosters brought a roller coaster from the 1915 San Francisco World Expo to Seal Beach in hopes of attracting visitors to the pier and beach area. A "cyclone" ride also graced the beach, said Seal Beach historian Barbara Rountree. Despite Prohibition, saloons and bars soon dotted Main Street. Gambling was also popular at two locations; one of the casinos was in the current Seal Beach Inn on Central Avenue, Rountree said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
After two years of discussions, the City Council this week adopted guidelines to safeguard archeological finds and provide a way of notifying interested parties. The unanimous vote Monday ended a lengthy standoff between city officials and preservationists over how to handle the confidentiality of archeological finds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
In its early days, Seal Beach was known as the shipping community of Bay City. Then during Prohibition, it became a frolicking town with a reputation for its Joy Zone, where bootleg liquor, gambling and ladies of the night flourished. Since then, Seal Beach has evolved into an upscale coastal city fighting big development. And 96-year-old Frank Curtis, who moved here with his family in 1912, has seen just about all of it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 1994 | SHELBY GRAD
Workers completing seismic retrofitting of one of the city's oldest buildings came upon it by accident last month: a foot-long copper box that has provided an unexpected looking glass into the city's past. The box contains a time capsule placed below the two-story brick building when the structure was completed in 1922. Inside, workers found letters, papers and photographs. The contents have little material value, but those who have examined the items said they are local historical gems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
For some residents, the heavy rains that recently battered the county evoked troubling memories of the storms that wrought havoc and destruction along the Seal Beach coastline in 1983. The fierce storm finally departed and Seal Beach emerged relatively unscathed. Aside from minor flooding, the rains caused little visible damage. In fact, the Seal Beach Pier--battered badly during the 1983 storms--was alive with tourists, surfers and residents a week ago even as rain pelted the sands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
For some residents, the heavy rains that recently battered the county evoked troubling memories of the storms that wrought havoc and destruction along the Seal Beach coastline in 1983. The fierce storm finally departed and Seal Beach emerged relatively unscathed. Aside from minor flooding, the rains caused little visible damage. In fact, the Seal Beach Pier--battered badly during the 1983 storms--was alive with tourists, surfers and residents a week ago even as rain pelted the sands.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN
After two years of discussions, the City Council this week adopted guidelines to safeguard archeological finds and provide a way of notifying interested parties. The unanimous vote Monday ended a lengthy standoff between city officials and preservationists over how to handle the confidentiality of archeological finds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
In its early days, Seal Beach was known as the shipping community of Bay City. Then during Prohibition, it became a frolicking town with a reputation for its Joy Zone, where bootleg liquor, gambling and ladies of the night flourished. Since then, Seal Beach has evolved into an upscale coastal city fighting big development. And 96-year-old Frank Curtis, who moved here with his family in 1912, has seen just about all of it.
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