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October 21, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Seal Beach police Wednesday were trying to identify a man whose nude body washed ashore about 200 feet south of the Surfside jetty. The man is described as white, 25 to 35 years old, 6 feet 4 inches tall and 180 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and no identifying marks. He was found about 4:30 p.m. and is believed to have been in the water for two to four days. "Right now we have no idea what the cause of death is," supervising deputy Orange County coroner Joseph Luckey said.
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October 20, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
Welcome to soggy Seal Beach -- average elevation, 15 feet. In this mile-wide beachfront community of 25,000, residents typically have a surfboard in their garage and sand in their carpet. It's also a place where the kind of rain that has fallen this week means buckling hardwood floors and calls to insurance companies.
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October 18, 2004 | Jennifer Mena, Times Staff Writer
Seal Beach residents on Sunday afternoon fanned water-logged carpets and dried car interiors damaged in overnight flooding, which some residents said was made worse by a drainage system malfunction. Other Orange County cities also coped with the aftermath of heavy overnight rain, which flooded parks, streets and houses. In Anaheim, emergency workers were called out Sunday to a flooded garage containing 20 cars.
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September 30, 2004 | Stanley Allison, Times Staff Writer
The notice that was posted in the Leisure World laundry room caused 75-year-old Pauline Hamric to shudder. Her homeowners association, it appeared, was taking steps to ban pets in her Seal Beach neighborhood -- unsettling news for Hamric, who had recently bought a Chihuahua puppy for companionship. The notice contained a draft of a policy declaring that "no shareholder will be allowed to bring a pet into Mutual Twelve from this day forth." It invited residents to submit comments.
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September 9, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
After months of battling a cadre of Leisure World residents, managers of the Seal Beach retirement community relented Wednesday and allowed them access to financial records. The surprise move came on the eve of a second round of court hearings and two weeks after the residents found attorneys to help them fight the Golden Rain Foundation, an umbrella group that governs the community of 9,000 residents.
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August 22, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
The body of a Garden Grove man who had been missing for four days was found off Seal Beach on Saturday, Orange County coroner's officials said. Ha Pham, 30, was discovered in the water near Seal Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Avenue, near the Naval Weapons Station. He disappeared Tuesday while swimming in Huntington Beach.
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August 21, 2004 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
A portion of Seal Beach was reopened Friday after a spill of about 100 gallons of oil had caused it to be closed, officials said. The mess was spotted about 3 p.m. Thursday, along a half-mile stretch from the West Anaheim jetty to the pier, said Seal Beach lifeguard Capt. Ross Pounds. "It looked like real, real black crude oil," he said. "It wasn't just a sheen." "There were stretches of oil spots spread out everywhere," said lifeguard Darren Sandvig.
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August 18, 2004 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Seeking to keep their financial records confidential, managers of a Seal Beach retirement community filed suit this week against a group of residents who have asked to see how their monthly dues are spent. "They're turning up the heat [and] trying to intimidate us," said David Lyon, who was among 10 Leisure World residents sued by the Golden Rain Foundation in Superior Court.
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July 11, 2004 | Kevin Pang, Times Staff Writer
As Dan Checkoway felt the wheels of his airplane lift off the runway, all he could do was laugh. It wasn't that something was so funny, it was a laugh of joy, knowing that after spending 30 months building his RV-7 plane himself, he was 1,000 feet in the air. "Every night and long day sweating in the garage and hangar, this one minute made it all worth it," said the 30-year-old Chino Hills computer programmer.
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July 9, 2004 | Kevin Pang, Times Staff Writer
The pilot killed in the crash of a home-built plane in Seal Beach was officially identified Thursday as Ross Kay Anderson of Rancho Palos Verdes. The 62-year-old retired Navy fighter pilot was making his daily commute from Torrance to Chino on Wednesday morning when his Harmon Rocket II nose-dived between two homes. The Orange County coroner's office identified the body through a partial fingerprint match, said Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.
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