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speaker, 1989. • JD – Univerity of California, Hastings College of the Law, Thurston Society, recipient William Clark Sanford Scholarship. • Taught real estate law for the University of California, Irvine Extension program. Mr. Vanderpool is active in the local legal community, and is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, a board member for the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, and serves as an Arbitrator under the OCBA Mandatory Fee Arbitration program.

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A Letter from Mayor Ellory Deaton Seal Beach Chamber History Places to See Old TOWN Seal Beach Walking Tour Map of Seal Beach Cool Stuff to Do Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station Calendar of Events Seal Beach’s sea shells Growing up In Seal Beach seal beach chamber of commerce

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Animal Care Center 562-430-4993 American Youth Soccer (AYSO) www.ayso159.org Beach Cities LaCrosse 714-719-6470 CPENA sealbeachcpena@hotmail.com Chamber of Commerce General Info: 562-799-0179 www.sealbeachchamber.org Food Finders Patti Larson – 562-598-3003 Friends of the Mary Wilson Library Tom Blackman – 562-431-7415 Girl Scouts of Orange County 949-461-8800 Historical Society Red Car Museum 562-430-1450 International Friendship Assoc. Claire Yeh – 562-431-5414 Interval House – Women’s Shelter 562-594-9492 League of Women Voters Marilyn DeWitt – 562-431-7575 Los Al/Seal Beach Football LosALFNL.com LOTE Volunteer Organization Barbara Barton – 562-596-3497 McGaugh School PTA Isabelle McFadden 562-596-1199 MOMS Club of Seal Beach Veronica Vallejo – 562-493-0543 www.momsclubofsb.org Moms Club of Seal Beach-Old Town www.momscluboldtown.com Republican Women’s Club Phyllis Steiner – 714-826-7022 R.O.C.K. Raising Our Celiac Kids Christie Scales – 562-799-2060 Rotary Club of Seal Beach & Los Alamitos Patricia Efkenzai 562-431-9400 Run Seal Beach RunSealBeach.com Save Our Beach www.saveourbeach.org Seal Beach Arts & Crafts Faire Belinda www.sealbeachartsandcrafts.com Seal Beach Beauty Pageant Rosie Ritchie – 562-810-0078 Seal Beach Lions Club Scott Newton – 562-537-3955 Seal Beach Leo Club Scott Newton – 562-537-3955 Seal Beach Pony Baseball www.sbpony.com Seal Beach TV 3 Community Access 562-596-1404 Seal Beach Swim Club 562-430-1092 Seal Beach Speech Bums Toastmasters Ed Smith 714-996-5864 edlosmith@roadrunner.com Seal Beach Volleyball Club 714-504-6326 www.sealbeachvolleyballclub.com Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge 562-598-1024 Surfrider Foundation Mike Balchin – 562-397-3658 mebabh2o@msn.com Special Olympics So California-OC Jimmy Wong – 714-564-8374 Trees for Seal Beach 714-235-0880 Woman’s Club of Seal Beach Judy O’Neil 562-598-0718

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Seal Beach City Hall 562-431-2527 Community Services Office Los Al Unified School District McGaugh School Office Police Dept, non-emergency Police Substation SB Lifeguard Headquarters SB Com Pool @ McGaugh School Community Senior Serv lunch program Senior Transportation (SB ONLY) Main Post Office (Westminster) Leisure World Fire Main Line Fire Information

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Los Alamitos Recreation Los Alamitos Youth Center Rossmoor Comm. Services Dist

562-430-1073 562-493-4043 562-430-3707


Leisure World Library Mary Wilson Library Rossmoor/Los Alamitos Library

562-431-1611 562-431-3584 562-430-1048


Growing Tree Sun N Fun Seal Beach Playgroup

562-430-2434 562-430-4384 562-594-0066


Seal Beach TV 3 (Community Access) 562-596-1404 Sun Newspapers 562-430-7555 COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

(562) 431-2527 Ext. 1307 – Community Gardens, Adult Sports, General Info and Classes Ext. 1306 – Brochure/Classes and Instructors Ext. 1341 – Athletic Fields, Aquatics, Swim Lessons, Gym Reservations, Film Permits and Seal Beach Tennis Center Ext. 1339 – Facility/Park Rentals and Special Event Permits Ext. 1344 – General Information, Brochure/Classes and Instructors

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The City of Seal Beach: small town California feel, big time destination. Our city, which is dominated with over two-thirds of its landmass by the Naval Weapons Station, is a group of neighborhoods. Home of Leisure World, the first planned retirement community, over one-third of our residents are retirees in that region. The quaint “Old Town,” Surfside and the Hill regions are close to the beach and have many of our shops and residences, which make Seal Beach feel like “Mayberry by the Sea.” College Park West is located just North of 7th Street in Long Beach and West of the 605 freeway and is close to the facilities at California State University and the Veterans Hospital. There is a large park & shopping nearby. Finally, College Park East, near the Joint Forces Training Base, Old Ranch Country Club and some of our largest shopping areas: the Shops at Rossmoor and the Target Center, rounds out our regions. We invite you to explore all that our community has to offer from annual events to simply enjoying our beaches and amenities. Seal Beach has something for residents and visitors alike – all year long.

A Letter from Mayor Ellery Deaton Welcome to Seal Beach – a city of lovely homes on tree-lined streets, year-round sunshine and a spectacular beach. Seal Beach is a city of fine schools and places of worship, a surfer’s paradise, and a city of friendly people who are proud of the small town charm that has existed since the city’s incorporation one hundred years ago. Take a tour and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of our town. Take a walk on the beach or on the pier. Be sure to take time to explore historic Main Street with its many unique shops and stop to relax with a cup of coffee or a great meal. Seal Beach has it all: its a shopper’s delight with an array of shops, boutiques and major retailers found in both the downtown and

north end business centers. Dining choices range from trendy for the foodie to take out for beach goers to comfort food for those wanting a memory of times past. Whatever you desire to eat, you’ll find it superbly prepared at one of Seal Beach’s fine restaurants. The City boasts a public tennis center and private 18-hole golf course. The community provides a multitude of activities for its residents and visitors, including surfing and beach volleyball along with a variety of recreational activities at the city’s parks. From the annual polar plunge that rings in the New Year to the Run Seal Beach 5K/10K and Classic Car Show in the spring to the Concert Series and Fish Fry in the summer to Halloween on Main in the fall or to the Christmas Parade in the winter, Seal Beach has much to offer. With its rich past, exciting present and promising future, we welcome you to our town and hope that you feel right at home whether walking our streets or barefoot on the sand. Seal Beach is truly a town of sun and fun, a great place to work, play and shop. ■

Mission Statement The Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce provides a healthy environment to sustain, promote and grow business, civic and community organizations in the area, while providing opportunity to enhance the quality of life of the greater Seal Beach community through local events.

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SB Chamber has been a town force since 1912 By Larry Strawther Although its path been sometimes rocky, and even intermittent, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce has been a consistent and positive community force since at least 1912. That year a newspaper blurb noted that Robert Draper Richards (known to all as “R.D.”) was not only elected first president of the new Bay City Chamber of Commerce, but would be representing it at the meeting of the county’s associated chambers. Richards, as much the “Father of Seal Beach” as anybody, came to Bay City in 1904 and took over operation of Anaheim Landing. He built the new boathouse (with a billiard parlor and bowling alley), a couple new cottages, improved the dock and promoted events (whist and bowling tournaments, baseball games, etc.) to attract crowds and picnickers. He organized a Bay City Board of Education, chose the site for the first school, and for Bay City/Seal Beach’s first twenty five years, he was its prime booster, even from 1916 to 1919 when the Chamber leadership fell to the Joy Zone managers.

Walter D. Miller, Seal Beach first banker, became Chamber President and promoted acquiring the Hellman and Bixby ranches for subdivision, and turning Anaheim Bay into a major Navy base. He had little success. However some members were more successful in other areas. Albert W. Armstrong, editor of the Post & Wave and Chamber publicity director, promoted galas like the 1924 Grunion Festival, using radio broadcasts of Seal Beach bands to attract attendees. The radio broadcasts caught the attention of local gamblers who began sponsoring weekly radio broadcasts of bands playing at the Captain’s Inn and George Parry’s Cafe, a couple rowdy eateries that also made headlines for bootleg liquor and occasional gambling. In the 1930’s new Chamber President (and long-time Mayor) Elmer Hughes chose to co-exist with the gamblers while staging family-friendly events and trying to wrest control of the beaches (and the run-down pier, Joy Zone and roller coaster) away from the Bayside Land Company. The persistence paid off and in 1939 the chamber sponsored a three-day Beachcombers Frolic Festival to celebrate the dedication of the new pier and oceanfront area. World War II stalled most Chamber activities across the Southland “for the duration.” One exception was an elaborate 4-page Chamber brochure in early 1942 promoting Seal Beach’s many qualities as a place to live. It was distributed to all workers in the nearby government defense factories. The group’s next big activity was in 1949 when they hosted a “Youth Day Parade” and a Rose Bowl float. With local gam-

After the Zone’s demise by 1919, local businessmen became divided over the town’s direction. The Bayside Land Company continued to push to attract one day visitors (and parallel encouragement to the three-man police department to turn a blind eye to liquor and gambling violations, as well as the local inns specializing in illegal horizontal activity. Another faction, led by Richards, wanted to promote more family-friendly events. This battle bled over to the ballot box, and was the main reason behind so many recalls up until just before World War II. The friction took its toll on Chamber effectiveness, prompting citywide meetings in Feb. 1922 and November 1933 to “create new interest” and “revive the Chamber.” In the mid 1920s, 10

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bling defeated at the polls, the Chamber hosted in 1954 the very first Seal Beach Rough Water Swim. By now the group’s focus turned more and more to Main Street.

In December 1945, Brock’s Drug Center opened at the corner of Electric and Main. It was soon followed by John’s Food King and Marina Markets, both at Main and Central. Rollie Vinzant moved his Victory 5&Dime to new quarters at 140 Main, and in 1949 Bay Hardware opened at its current 215 Main Street address. It is still the oldest active business on Main Street. (The oldest still-active business in Seal Beach is Stegen’s Automotive. It opened in 1928 at Main and the Coast Highway and moved to its 16th Street location in 1930). A majority of the street’s lots were still vacant when the war broke out. By the early 1950s businesses filled every storefront from Ocean to the Coast Highway. But somehow the Chamber lost focus -- its members getting distracted with the fight to end the town’s dominance by new wave of gamblers. Most of the early “sportsmen” had migrated to Las Vegas where they played key roles in the growth of the Las Vegas strip. But the new gamblers tried to set up a draw poker casino in quonset huts. Gambling was finally down in 1953 but the Chamber went inactive. Pharmacist Jerry Brockman, helped reorganize the Chamber and became its President in 1957. He led a campaign to “modernize Main Street” and print and distribute Seal Beach postcards on a nationwide basis. The Chamber even sponsored three college students on a 45-day bike ride across the nation at which they extolled the town’s virtues at every stop. For all the newcomers moving into the new tract homes on the Hill, the Chamber hosted a successful “Hi Neighbor” festival.

Association which had primarily a Main Street/Old Town focus. The Business Association became the more active group, starting the Christmas and Easter Parades, the car show, and other events. By the mid-1980s, the Chamber, now facing financial trouble, chose to become a sub-group of the Long Beach Chamber. However in late 1989, the Seal Beach members found that unworkable and re-formed as a separate entity, this time filing (for the first time) official incorporation documents with the State of California. The revived Chamber quickly realized that it and the Business Association had goals more similar than different, even during the divisive passions of local politics in the early 1990s diminished both group’s effectiveness. By 1996, Business Association member Kim Masoner became President of the Chamber. Working with Association Prez Stan Anderson (Coach’s Bar & Grill) the two groups began to merge their activities and energy. In addition to the Parades and Car Show, the new group even resumed holding a Sandcastle Contest, helped launch a kite festival and worked with ESPN to host some Extreme Sports competitions. Despite some struggles, the combined Chamber and Business Association has grown steadily over the past ten years, getting strong leadership from the likes of Joann Adams and Seth Eaker, and more recently Diana Brujes and Vince Bodiford. It has worked closely with the Lions and other groups and has tried to walk the fine line between promoting local business and preserving the unique Seal Beach way of life. ■

Beginning in the early 1960s many Chamber leaders oversaw a stereotypical pro-business, pro-development agenda which ultimately collided with many newcomers who moved to Seal Beach precisely for its small town, slow-growth atmosphere. The 1970s and 1980’s saw unlikely coalitions of old-timers and newcomers banding together to fight anything perceived as making Seal Beach into another Manhattan Beach or Newport Beach -- be it developing the pier area or the DWP property into a into a Seaport Village, turning the old Pacific Electric right-of way into a long parking strip, or building high rise condos along the riverfront. About this time the Chamber, often led by businessmen who worked for chain financial institutions and did not live in town, found itself at odds with a new group, the Old Town Business Community & Visitors Guide

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places to see There are many sights to see and enjoy in the Sun Region that magnify the area’s history as well as current lifestyles and its bright future. Red Car Museum Step back in time and jump into old town Seal Beach. The historic and restored Pacific Railway car now rests on the corner of Main Street and Electric in the heart of this beach town. The once active moving car for the Pacific Electric LA-Newport Line is now a capsule rich in history and a local novelty with exclusive artifacts, photographs and stories

for the whole family. Open the second and fourth Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. FREE OF CHARGE (562) 683-1874 Main Street Seal Beach Shops, eateries, galleries, and pubs - Main Street has it all. Take a stroll down the busy yet welcoming avenue and experience decadent boutiques and mouth-watering restaurants you will want to visit over and over. After you’ve wrapped up your dining and shopping venture,


Places With A History in Seal Beach Seal Beach‘s rich history can be seen in many of the buildings and landmarks that dot the town.

the Seal Beach pier at the end of the road provides perfect views and a refreshing breeze. Bolsa Chica Wetlands Experience local natural beauty by exploring the wetlands and it’s marine inhabitants. This locale is filled with stories about marsh plants, birds, the ecosystem and endangered species. With endless tours and expeditions, the wetland experts talk you through the story of the area during the hike tour. First Saturday Tour History, birds, endangered species, ecology and restoration all in one neatly packed session. On the first Saturday of every month from 9 to 10:30 a.m., local docents meet up across the street from the main entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach for a tour of the magnificently restored wetlands. Tours begin every 15 minutes. FREE OF CHARGE Last Saturday of the Month Tour Want to ruffle your feathers and indulge in something new? Amigos guides and Greg Leo lead a monthly nature walk that focuses on the brilliant feathered creatures that inhabit Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The tour is every last Saturday of the month and begins at 9 a.m. at the South Parking Lot across the entrance of Bolsa Chica State Beach. FREE OF CHARGE. Private scheduled group tours available at $1/person, $25 minimum. Maximum tour size is 80. To reserve a docent led tour of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, call (714)840-1575, or email: info@amigosdebolsachica.org

The Footbridge Lecture Tour Similar to the first Saturday Tour, this tour is for private groups and up to 1.25 hours in length. This is an ideal tour for first time Bolsa Chica visitors and young kids. The Overlooks Trail Tour Beginning at the footbridge, visitors can witness miraculous underwater life and the marsh plants in the area. The guide will tell the story of the marine critters of the wetlands and a variety of surrounding birds and stop at a couple of overlooks to view scenery. Approximately 2 hours, 1.6 miles of trail. Bring closed-toe shoes. Binoculars encouraged. The Mesa Tour A brilliant tour overlooking the Bolsa Chica lowlands, Bolsa Chica State Beach and the Pacific Ocean, this trail will give you the inside scoop on the Outer Bolsa Bay ecosystem and the coastal sage plant population. Participants must park at the north lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve on Warner Avenue. Must be at least 7 years old. Main Street Art Galleries With every day beach inspiration in this small cozy town, it is no wonder that the local artistry and craftsmanship is exquisite and unique. A total of eight galleries encompass the popular Main Street hangout that are open almost every day to the public. From art glass and woodwork to oil and acrylic paints, the Main Street galleries offer rooms of enchantment. â–

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Bay City Center (1970)


When Rancho Los Alamitos was split up among its partners, banker I.W. Hellman (later Pres., Wells Fargo Bank) received Orange County part south of Garden Grove Blvd. Ranch was profitable (sugar beets, beans, alfalfa, especially oil) and not subdivided until 6 mid-1950’s. After 1955, homes on “The Garden of Hill” were built by three separate deAllah (1938) 8 velopment companies.

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City Hall (1929) 5th & Central/Seal Beach Inn(1923) Pacific Electric Railroad (1904) Bay City Center (1970) Garden of Allah (1938) Hellman Ranch Original Stegen’s Garage (1928) Bay Theatere (1945) Seal Beach Grammar School (1914) Baseball Diamond (1930) St. Anne’s Church (1936 / 1922) Brock’s Drugs (1945) Red Car Museum Ord Bld.(1904) Labourdette Bldg (1905)

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State Bank Bldg. (1922) Masonic Hall/ Posten Hardware Walt’s Wharf / O’Conner Bldg. Community Methodist Church (1926) Bay View Terrace Seal Beach Court (1914) Tent City (1916) Philip C. Norton/Seaside Colony Surf Sphinx / August home Seal Way (Boardwalk - 1913) South Pavilion -Bathhouse (beach level), Dance Pavilion ( pier level)

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28. Picnic area (1916) 29. Airplane hangars (1916) 30. Eisenhower Park (1939) 31. The Pier (1906*) 32. Roller Coaster entrance 33. Bayside Land Co. Bldg / Artists League 34. Maymie’s/Clancy’s & Irisher 35. O’Malley’s / Vinzant’s 36. Gump Bldg/ Coast Theater/ Hennesseys 37. Bay View Hotel (1908) Seal Inn (1913)

1. OLD CITY HALL - NW corner Main & Central. Built in 1929, designed by architect W. Horace Austin. The police and fire station entrance was off Central. The second floor council chambers now house SBTV Cable station. Library was originally on north side of City Hall but later moved to NE corner of 8th & Central. New City Hall built in 1969. 2. FIFTH AND CENTRAL - 215 Fifth Street - Before 1930, the Alamitos Bay sloughs almost reached here. In 1905 a wharf “off Fifth Street” provided Ferry Service to Long Beach. By 1913, Central was main road to Long Beach, and by 1925 this corner housed an auto court later called the Seal Beach Motel. In 1976 it was converted into a worldrenowned B&B with antiques, fountains and works of art. The property was sold and divided in 2011. 3. PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILROAD (1904) - The Pacific Electric Railroad followed Electric Avenue on its way to Newport. A second line opened in August 1913, running from downtown Long Beach across to Ocean and up Main Street. Despite romantic history, the Red Car passenger business was never profitable. 4 BAY CITY CENTER (1970) - located on former “Edison yard,” and “lumber yard” elevator cupola is replica of those at old beach pavilions. 5. HELLMAN RANCH - a working ranch but its very profiitable oil fields stunted Seal Beach growth for many years. 6. GARDEN OF ALLAH - (8th & PCH) Opened July 1938, a glamorous nightclub with live radio broadcasts. Briefly a Baptist Church in 1957, then (as Goldfingers) SB’s first topless bar in mid 1960s. 7. BAY THEATER - opened in Nov. 1945 as The Beach Theater. It became the Bay Theatre in July 1946. 8. STEGEN’S GARAGE - original site for oldest business in town. moved to 16th & PCH in 1930. 9. SEAL BEACH GRAMMAR SCHOOL - In 1914, Bayside and Rush companies donate 20 lots at end of 12th for new school. Land was frequently underwater after storms, dirt and sand brought in from beach and Hellman Ranch. Now shops & medical.

12. BROCK’S DRUGS - 302 Main Street. Opened in 1945 by Jerry Brockman, a leader in revitalizing and promoting the town. 13. THE RED CAR MUSEUM - an PE Electric Tower Car (Repairs) renovated in the 1970s into the Historical Society museum. 14. ORD BLDG. - SW corner Main & Electric. - In 1904 John C. Ord, moved his two-story structure from Los Alamitos and became Bay City’s first resident. The building, home to town’s first Post Office, store, and real estate office, was torn down in 1939. 15. LABOURDETTE BLDG - SE corner Main & Electric. Built as a general store by Los Alamitos saloonkeeper Pete Labourdette in 1905. The second floor housed Seal Beach’s original schoolhouse, police station, and City Hall. Torn down c. 1930. 16. STATE BANK BLDG - 209 Main Street - Built in 1922 for Seal Beach’s first real bank. After bank failed in 1933, bottom floor became a grocery. Since 1954, it has housed restaurants - Spanish Food Company (1954-71), Green Pepper (1971-91), BJ’s Pizza (1992-2002), Woody’s (2002-15) and now Avila’s El Ranchito. 17. MASONIC HALL/ POSTEN HARDWARE - 212 Main. Built c. 1919 as the Stevens Bldg. The Freemasons bought it in 1922, added a second floor meeting hall. Postens Hardware occupied the bottom floor until 1950. The rear of 210 Main (off alley) is oldest building on Main St., the Albrite/Putnam Plumbing Bldg. 18. WALT’S WHARF - 201 Main Street - (Orig. O’Conner Bldg.) Since c.1918, this has been a grocery, a gambling hall, a butcher, billiard hall, barber and brothel and occasional home to church fundraisers. After World War II it was Abbott’s, later Marina Market. In 1970 Walt and Mona Babcock opened Walt’s Wharf. 19. COMMUNITY METHODIST CHURCH SE corner 10th and Central. The second home for the city’s oldest church was constructed in 1926. The first (19a) was on Sixth Street in August 1916.

10. BASEBALL DIAMOND - 11th and Landing. Built in 1929 by the new Recreation Club, for kids games and men’s leagues.

20. BAY VIEW TERRACE - these cheaper “inland” lots north of the PE tracks went on sale in mid 1914. Narrower streets.

11. ST. ANNE’S CHURCH - opened in 1936 to replace the original St. Anne’s (near 10th and Electric) which opened in 1922.

21. SEAL BEACH COURT (1914) - an upscale “ocean-front” subdivision offered by the Guy M. Rush Co. in Feb. 1914.

22. TENT CITY (1916) - originally south of Ocean between 13th and 14th. Tent Cities, with wood floors and roofs, and canvas sides, offered accomodations for families on a budget. Some units had sinks. Bathrooms and showers were in a common area.

beach was site for short-lived seaplane ferry to Catalina.

22. SEASIDE COLONY - After Philip C. Norton bought Bayside Land Co. property in 1938, he built numerous duplex units where the roller coaster once ran, leaving corner lots open for later sale.

31. ROLLER COASTER ENTRANCE - mainly from 1916-1923.

23. AUGUST HOME (13TH STREET) Blackie and Pat August’s home was center of early SB surf culture which produced many national champions, helped establish the popular surfer image, and was home of the legendary “Surf Sphinx.” Popular snack shop, Dave’s Place was at Dolphin & Seal Way. 24. SEAL WAY (BOARDWALK) - In 1913 the Boardwalk (Seal Way) ran from Seventh Street to Twelfth. In 1916 the walk was widened to 30 feet and seal-topped lightpoles lined the ocean side. A two block row of concessions (shooting galleries, Palm readers, candy shops, etc.) ran from the Bathhouse to Twelfth. 25. SOUTH PAVILION - The first pavilion was built in 1906. In 1913 a pair of twostory pavilions, based on Atlantic City’s famed Steel Pier, was constructed. At beach level was a bathhouse with 275 changing rooms, expanded in 1916 to 500 rooms. The upstairs dance pavilion, upgraded in 1916 into “the largest dance floor on the Pacific coast,” also hosted theatrical productions, community fund-raising galas, boxing matches, and even a couple dance marathons. 26. NORTH PAVILION - Originally, an 8lane bowling alley was downstairs and a billiard parlor upstairs. In 1916, the two were consolidated at Beach level along with The Grotto offering sandwiches, hot dogs and other fast foods. Upstairs was renovated into the upscale Jewel City Cafe. In the mid 1920s the Cafe was sometimes used as a movie theater. Renovated again in 1933 as the Jewel City Inn and heavy doors on the sides led to a gambling area in back. Pavilions and boardwalk were demolished in 1936. . 27. PICNIC AREA (1916) - The area offered picnic tables for those families who packed their own lunches for their outings. 28. AIRPLANE HANGARS - During Joy Zone (1916-18) pilots used beach between 2nd & 8th as runway, three tents (located below bluffs) were used as hangars. In mid-20s’s 5th Street

29. EISENHOWER PARK - Built in 1939, renamed in the 1970s. 30. THE PIER - first built in 1906, rebuilt in ‘39, ‘85, and ‘92..

32. BAYSIDE LAND CO. BLDG - The curved brick administration building housed Bayside Land Co offices 1916-1938, was leased in 1940 by the Kaola Co. which made cosmetics and medical products. In the 1950s it was used a poolhall, and in 1961 it became a showroom for the Artists League. 33. OLD MAIN STREET - 111 Main Street was originally Ahern’s Pharmacy. By 1940 it was Mamie’s Place, run by ex-wife of a gambling ship owner. In 1957 it became Clancy’s (Clancy and Marcile Meir). Harry Byrne’s Irisher (121 Main), opened after World War II and was final stop for the Finnegan’s Wake St. Patrick’s Day march from 2nd Street in Long Beach (originally a fundraiser for Elks Club Children’s Fund; by mid1970s an excuse for street riots). In 1967, the bars were used in the movie “Born Losers,” an awful film, but first film to feature Billy Jack character. At 117 Main, Little Sweden smorgasbord offered all you could eat for $1.75. 125 Main Street was Tourist Hotel which fell down in 1933 Earthquake. Peppermint Patty Playhouse (originally at 124 Main, a school added in 1966 at 225 Main) was home to plays by SB Actor’s Company and Kay Carroll’s Children’s Theatre Group. 34. O’MALLEY’S /VINZANTS - 142 Main was originally owned by Walter Stortz, the town’s first plumber. Part of the bldg became Rollie Vinzant’s 5 and Dime from the 1940s thru 70s. Then it was the original Hennessey’s. In 1998 it was remodeled into O’Malley’s. 35. GUMP BLDG - 143-145 Main - Built in mid 1920s, this has been a restaurant, a grocery store with a movie theater in back, a Boys Club and finally part was rebuilt into the new Hennesseys. 36. SEAL INN/ HENNESSEY’S PARKING LOT - town’s first hotel -- aka Bay View (1908), Seal Beach Hotel (1913), The Lodge (1916-18) but as Seal Inn it became center of town’s “sin city” reputation. In 1934, a hidden inner casino was found upstairs. Multiple gunfights in alley. Burnt down in July 1940 under mysterious circumstances. ■

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cool stuff to do The Sun Region offers a bevy of recreational activities to you busy. Some are free, some come with a fee. Either way, the Southern California lifestyle and fun in the sun can be found everywhere along the coast. M&M Surfing School Owned by Michael Pless, this all inclusive program comes with 27 years of teaching experience and 49 years of nonstop surfing by Michael. With the help of Michael Pless Jr., “Big” Mike and “Little” Mike offer lessons for all ages and skill levels in a safe and fun environment. Register through the Community Services Office - registration will not be accepted at the class. Surfboards and wetsuits provided. Call (714) 846-7873. Surf Camp Choose any five days with Michael Pless to teach you the fundamentals and basics of surfing. Meet on 8th Street and Ocean. For more info call (714) 846-7873. Marine Biology/Surf Camp A flare for science mixed with the love of surf. This week long camp offers a deeper look into the marine life we surf and play in daily. A full mobile lab and instructors will focus on marine topics such as tides and waves, kelp and phytoplankton, local marine life, shore life, and pollution. This one-of-a kind program will indulge minds with fish, birds, and marine mammals for a full fledged marine experience. June 25-29 Chas Surfing School Chas Wickwire has 31 years of surfing experience and two National Amateur Surfing Champion titles under his belt. Chas offers lessons in a safe and fun environment for all ages and skill levels. Surfboards and wetsuits provided. Call (562) 8960121. 18

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Sand Castle Camp What can be better than a summer filled with beach days and your very own self-made palace? Learn the secrets that experts use when they make sand art and you can let your imagination run wild. From mermaids, to castles, and even your best friend, you can learn to make massive and stunning works of art at your favorite summer hot spot. Contact Edutainment Arts Staff at (714) 220-9596 for more info September Arts and Crafts Faire Join Main Street merchants on the sidewalk and inside their stores for fun deals on unique trinkets and treasures from Seal Beach. Items available for all ages at all price ranges and support local business! OEX Sunset Beach 16910 PCH, Sunset Beach CA (562) 592-0800 OEX is the one stop shop for all things regarding kayaks, rentals and paddleboards. Rentals are affordable and enjoyable, but OEX also offers one-of-a-kind fitness classes for workout junkies. You’re invited to cruise through the mild waters of Huntington Harbour and get a delightful taste of California’s Surf City atmosphere. Seal Beach Lions Fish Fry Support the local community and have some delicious eats at the same time when you visit the Seal Beach Lions Fish Fry happening July 20-21 at Eisenhower Park next to the pier. Enter the raffles for fun prizes that are being given away and enjoy volunteer spirit! Rentals: Kayaks, Pedal Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards Beginner Lesson: The ins and outs of paddle boarding. The beginner class will teach the foundations and techniques of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) to get you prepared for more advanced classes.

SUP Board Yoga Enjoy the ancient practice of yoga but experience it in a completely different way! This class transforms traditional yoga by taking you to the water. The combination of both yoga exercise and paddle boarding will enhance balance, coordination and body strength. Wednesday in the afternoons and Sundays at 8 a.m. SUP Fitness Nautical Flow Enhance inner balance, coordination and strength by combining Ujjayo breathing and postures in his energizing Vinyasa class. Thirty minutes of this cardio will leave you unstoppable, yet, relaxed enough to take on any challenges. Duffy Boat Rentals Fuze Sports 16732 PCH, Sunset Beach CA (800) 879-3893 Fuze Sports offers Duffy electric boats to cruise through the beautiful waterways of Huntington Harbour. The boats are roomy and comfortable and seat up to 22 people for a breezy morning ride or a party cruise at night. Fishing Steven Green is a seasoned kayak/fishing veteran who will teach you the hidden techniques for a successful evening of fishing. This class offers beginner or intermediate level instruction for 6 hours in the calm waters of local harbors, including Huntington Harbor, Newport Harbor, Corona Del Mar and part of Palos Verdes. Guided Scenic Coastal Tour Witness maritime beauty along Southern California’s coastline in this paddleboard tour. Tour consists of 2-6 people per group and includes all kayaks, seats, paddleboards, leashes and full instruction.

Duffy Boat Rentals Fuze Sports, 16732 PCH, Sunset Beach CA, (800) 879-3893 Fuze Sports offers Duffy electric boats to cruise through the beautiful waterways of Huntington Harbour. The boats are roomy and comfortable and seat up to 22 people for a breezy morning ride or a party cruise at night. Bike Riding – Out-Spoke-n 16400 PCH, Suit #100, Huntington Beach CA (562) 5926000. Taking a stroll down PCH is one local’s favorite past time. A total of 12 outstretched miles from Sunset Beach to Huntington Beach and onto Newport Peninsula is a great path to cruise on a bike or even squeeze in a workout. Out-Spoke-n offers bike rentals with free helmets, locks and bottle holders. Surfboard Rentals Bruce Jones Surfboards 16927 PCH, Huntington Beach CA (888) 592-2314 Want to catch a wave, but still don’t have your dream board? Bruce Jones Surfboards can help you out. Rent a surfboard, body board, and even your wetsuit and you’ll be well on your way to So Cal’s favorite past time. Gondola rides Sunset Gondola 16370 PCH, Huntington Beach, CA (562) 592-3295 Experience the romance of Venice, Italy’s gondola rides right here in Sunset Beach. Sunset Gondola possesses only real gondolas from true Italian makers in the calm waters of Huntington Harbour. Yacht Rentals Take advantage of So Cal’s newest craze and ride on a paddleboard! This fun way to get around is unique to Belmont Shore because the waters are the ideal conditions – smooth and calm. Instruction for new users is always available. ■

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Naval Weapons Station Originally commissioned in 1944 as an ammunition and net depot, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach has evolved into the Navy’s primary West Coast ordnance installation. Pacific Fleet surface ships are safely and efficiently loaded with missiles, torpedoes, decoys and gun ammunition at the facility’s 1,000 foot-long wharf, and larger ships can be accommodated at an explosives anchorage located in nearby Long Beach Harbor. An average of 50 ships are loaded or unloaded at the base each year.

in 1977, this outdoor site pays tribute to the U.S. submarines and crew members lost in that conflict. It is open daily to the public. As a part of the local area for over 70 years, the weapons station has a long history of community support. Sailors and Marines dedicate thousands of volunteer hours every year to a wide range of activities including beach cleanups, veterans and handicapped services, and a longstanding “Partnership in Education” with neighboring McGaugh Elementary School. The command also supports opportunities for local residents to visit the base, including public ship tours, tree plantings, and a monthly tour of the wildlife refuge. ■

The weapons station is home to the only national wildlife refuge within a five-county area. The base also encompasses several historical sites. From 1963 through 1974, North American Aviation (now the Boeing Company) used base property to build the second stage for the powerful Saturn V rocket, which propelled man to the moon during the Apollo program. Also on station is the West Coast location for America’s World War Two Submarine Memorial. Dedicated

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calendar of events Dates and times of all events are subject to change.

January The City of Seal Beach begins accepting applicants from nonprofits for grants from the community. Sunset Beach Woman’s Club Education Grants The Sunset Beach Woman’s Club is offers education grants. Grant applications are available to residents of Sunset Beach, Surfside and Huntington Harbour attending or planning to attend a college or university, a trade or technical school or a career enhancement program. All ages are encouraged to apply. Students with a 3.0 G.P.A. or better will be given priority. For more information, call Doria Merical 949-200-0549 or Monica Brady 562-577-3889.

February Third annual King and Queen of Hearts Coronation fund raising event Time and location to be arranged. For more information, visit laef4kids.org. Main Street Sidewalk Sale Date and time to be arranged. For more information, call the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562-799-0179.

March The Be More Healthy Expo fitness and health event Date and location to be determined. For more information, call the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562-799-0179.


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Miss Seal Beach Pageant Date to be arranged

April The Annual Run Seal Beach Seal Beach Community Center. 151 Marina Dr., Seal Beach. The race raises funds for recreation programs and services for the greater Seal Beach community. Register at http://runsealbeach.com. Seal Beach Classic Car Show A Southern California rite of spring, car enthusiasts and others come to Main Street to view vintage cars (and boats in the beach parking lot). One of the largest car shows in the state. The event includes a pinewood derby. For more information, call the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562-799-0179.

July Summer Concerts at the Seal Beach Pier The Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce puts on free summer concerts every Wednesday evening for eight weeks, starting in July. The concerts start at 6pm and go until 8pm at Eisenhower Park next to the Seal Beach Pier. The shows feature some of the most popular local music acts from surf sounds to classic rock. Band on the Sand Time to be arranged. Food, music and a pre-Independence day party on the beach near River’s End Cafe in Seal Beach with fireworks (provided by Long Beach’s Boathouse on the Bay restaurant) on the other side of the San Gabriel River. For more information, visit www.misssealbeach.com.

Seal Beach Lions Club Community Fish Fry Enjoy a weekend of fried fish or bratwurst in Eisenhower Park at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier. Enjoy live music and a raffle with a car as the grand prize. A beer garden is included. Presented annually by the Seal Beach Host Lions. For more information, visit www.sealbeachlions.org

Wings, Wheels and Rotors and Expo The annual Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base event will include displays, vintage aircraft and military warbirds. Identification is required for admission to the base. For more information, visit http://losalchamber.org, email info@losalchamber.org, or call 562-598-6659.


Trick or Treat on Main Street A wave of little princesses and monsters flood the streets from 11am to 4pm as they go store to store trick or treating on Halloween Day.

Seal Beach Animal Care Center Calendar Contest You can enter your dog or cat into the Seal Beach Animal Care Center Calendar Contest. It is completely free to enter, and votes start at $1 (five vote minimum). You vote for your best friend and encourage others to cast a vote for them. The top 13 dogs and top 13 cats will be showcased in the center’s calendars for dogs and cats. For information, call the Center at 562-430-4993 or visit www.sbacc.org. Shakespeare by the Sea in Seal Beach A new cultural tradition in Seal Beach, presented by the Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association, brings the Shakespeare by the Sea company of players to Eisenhower Park at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier for a nighttime performance one of the Bard’s works.

September Seal Beach Sidewalk Sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562-799-0179.

October School Ghoul Los Alamitos The annual 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk and Kids Festival of Races—8 a.m., rush Park, Rossmoor. For more information, visit schoolghoullosalamitos.com or call 714-469-6061.

November Veterans Day Veterans Day 2015 will be commemorated in Seal Beach at the Naval Weapons Station Submarine Memorial on Seal Beach Boulevard and in Eisenhower Park at the foot of the Seal Beach Pier. The Annual Seal Beach Thanksgiving Dinner The feast will be held at St. Anne’s Church in Seal Beach. For more information, call the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at 562-799-0179. Christmas Tree Lighting Each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 3pm-7pm. Santa Claus is the guest of honor at tree lighting. Come and enjoy REAL SNOW at the beach.

December Seal Beach Christmas Parade On the first Friday in December at 7pm on Main Street, Santa Claus is the guest of honor at the annual Seal Beach Christmas Parade. For more information please visit the Seal Beach Lions Club website at www.sealbeachlions.com ■

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Seal Beach’s sea shells Treasure waiting for collectors By Dixie Redfearn Shells are the protective coverings that animals called mollusks – such as clams, snails and oysters – make to protect their soft bodies, Vertebrates – that is mammals, fishes, birds, reptiles and amphibians – have an internal skeleton, a bony frame that supports and protects soft tissue, Mollusks are invertebrates and don’t have bones. Instead, they have a fortress-like external skeleton – their shell. Bivalves are mollusks that have two shells, or valves. The familiar clams, scallops, mussels and oysters are bivalves. The word bivalve comes from the Latin word for “folding doors.” California Horn Snail A long, sharply pointed dark brown horn shell with about 10 whorls, numerous ribs, small spinal cords and a round opening. They are found in intertidal mudflats California Mussel A large, brownish teardrop shaped mussel with many ribs. Their habitat is intertidal rocks and they are found from Alaska to California Scallop The kelp scallop is found from Central California south, usually found in shallow water. Scallops, commonly called fan shells, range in size and color. Some are pure black, others white, and many orange scallops have an almost calico appearance. The square part of the upper scallop on each side is called the “ear” and those are usually symmetrical. Australian scallops, however, have one ear that is much longer than the other. Iceland Scallops have a finely serrated edge. Nuttall’s Cockle They are known by their hard, heart-shaped shells decorated with radiating ribs. Popular along the Pacific Coast, they are also known as Basket Cockle.


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Clams The Pismo Clam, Pacific Littleneck Clam and California Butterclam are all found in local waters. The Pismo Clam are large and triangular, light brown outside, shiny white inside. Littleneck Clams are roundish, thicker and can be white to dark brown. The Butterclam is large, oval and has concentric ridges on the outside; may have purple stain inside. The Pacific Geoduck Clam is very large, growing up to 9 inches across, and is primarily white in color. Razor Clam An oval, thin-shelled clam usually white inside, The California Tagelus razor clam is longer and narrower and is usually about 2 to 4 incles long. Limpets Look like top hats or volcanoes. Oval and raised, different colors, but white inside. Volcano Keyhole limpets have a hole in the top pointed portion of the shell. Scaled Worm Shell Looks like a twisted worm wrapped around itself. Many shells are often intertwined in a large mass. Purple Dwarf Olive Long and cylindrical, it is small but sometimes brightly colored. Common along the California coast. Snails These shells, which come in all sizes and generally resemble its counterpart on land, can be found across the entire United States. They come in many sizes and species; some as small as a little fingernail and others as large as a baseball. ■

Growing Up in

Seal Beach By Scott. L. Levitt

Growing up in Seal Beach, is like growing up in any town, you sort of take for granted how cool it really is. It is not until you get older, and explore and live in other cities and communities, does the uniqueness of the Town really begin to show itself. My family moved to Seal when I was seven years old. By that time I had already lived in several different cities. We came to Seal, like many people, for two reasons, the school district and it was close enough to my parents’ work locations. We lived in CPW (College Park West), and during the summers I, along with my older sisters either rode our bikes down the bike trail, or took the beach buggie (a converted school bus which ran in the summers) to the beach. Upon arrival at the beach, I always bought a slice of pizza and a root beer at the pizza place, which was where Seaside is now. I think it was a $1.25 combo. If I had extra money, I would by a “chipwich” from Grandmas at the corner where Coldstone is now. You could pick a cookie of your choice, they cut it in half, and filled it with the ice cream of your choice. I believe it also was $1.25. Hanging out on the beach every day during the summer is what most of did with our days before becoming teenagers and getting jobs. Sometimes my sister’s friend who worked at the old bait shack at the end of the pier would take me out on the ½ day fishing boat which ran from the end of the Seal Beach pier. We would catch bass, and halibut and mackerel. For many years we fished from the Annie B Barge, where they held annual fishing derbies. The biggest event of the year for all of us, was when the AVP pro volleyball tournament rolled into town. The night before, we would walk out and place our beach chairs all together with bike locks right at the edge of the Court. Years later, as the tourney got bigger, it was paid tickets at grandstands only. We even had years of sandcastle contests here. It was one of the best events the City and community put on. For several years, myself and friends and family entered, creating designs and sculptures reflecting the current news events. The community is seeing about bringing back this family event for all! One thing that the City never lacks is controversy. Although the topics seem benign enough, somehow they always elicit the passion of the residents (at least those without much else to do). However, the silver lining in our City’s debates, is the fact that people care enough to be involved and dedicate their time and efforts to making the City a better place.

Seal Beach is unique in its geographic location, its shops, restaurants, and activities and community involvement, but overall, and what many often forget, it’s not about the name of the store or how big or small a home is, or if an umbrella should be allowed to stay open on a roof deck, but rather, it is the people. The multi-generational residents, and the those who have moved here and are raising their children in this town and community that all of us have chosen over all others that really makes Seal Beach the place where we all want to eat, drink, shop, vacation, live and raise our families, and walk our dogs! ■

Kites, Flags, Windspinners, Toys & More!

Go Fly a Kite! If you’re up for some affordable, high-flying fun… come check us out! • Prices start at just $6… • Kite for all ages and abilities (including stunt kites) • 700+ decorative house & garden flags on display for every holiday /occasion • American Flags, Made in the USA! • Garden Stakes, Spinners, Windsocks and “old school” toys.

139 1/2 Main St. • Seal Beach 562-596-7661 • upupandawaykites@yahoo.com www.upupandawaykites.com Community & Visitors Guide

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seal beach chamber of commerce Accounting Lenning & Co., Inc Tanya Lansing 13924 Seal Beach Blvd, Suite C Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-9729 www.lenning.com Sterling Tax Solutions, Inc. Terri and Frank Bursinger 232 1/2 16th Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-2508 www.sterlingtax.com Shaw & Blasi LLP David Blasi 5030 E. 2nd Street, Suite 204 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-434-3445 www.shawandblasi.com Companybooks Laura Ellsworth 935 Coastline, Seal Beach CA 90740 562-708-9428 www.companybooks.com Advertising, Marketing & Media Coastline Advertising Corporation, LLC Bethany Ann Quinn 11612 Knott Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92841 714-441-1300 CSMP Larry Strawther 3251 Orangewood Rossmoor CA, 90720 562-431-7001 Golden Rain Foundation/ News Department Mr Karen McElwain 13533 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach,CA 90740 562-472-1275 www.lwsb.com Sign A Rama Albert Parks 2926 E. 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90804 562-987-2076 www.signarama.com The Sun Newspaper Vince Bodiford 216 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-7555 x240 www.sunnews.org Schwag Mr David Black 5608 E 2nd Street Long Beach, CA 90803 24

562-547-6319 www.schwagapp.com TRAVELHOST of Long Beach South Bay Magazine Mr. Dan Lipton 1126 East Andrews Drive Long Beach, CA 90807 562-480-0784 www.travelhost.com Aircraft Training California Pilot Training School Michael Draznin 12422 Oak Way Drive Rossmoor, CA 90720 562-810-7195 Animal Hospital Banfield Pet Hospital Seal Beach # 2267 Ms Ronica Alexander 12341 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-2409 www.banfield.com Animal Shelter Seal Beach Animal Care Center Dee Carey 1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-4993 www.sbacc.org Architects Otis Architecture Karen Otis 909 Electric Avenue, Suite 207 Seal Beach, CA 90740 714-846-0177 www.otisarchitecture.net Cherson Weiss Architects Mrs Erin Cherson PO BOX 5188 Los Alamitos, CA 90721 562-596-0495 www.cwarchitects.com Arts & Entertainment Bay Theatre Rena Singer 340 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 33618 562-431-9988 www.baytheatre.com Seal Beach Art Association Belinda PO BOX 967 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-754-3556 www.sealbeach.wix.com Seal Beach Community Performing Arts Association

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Director-Esther Kenyon PO Box 491 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-429-3992 www.sealbeacharts.org West Coast Pops Orchestra Cheryl Loofbourrow 5162 Tripolo Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-596-4454 www.wcpops.org Automotive Original Parts Group Ms. Denise Jiles 1770 Saturn Way Seal Beach, CA 90740 800-243-8355 www.opgi.com Automotive Excellence of Seal Beach Joe Harris 1000 Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-5477 www.automotiveexcellencesb.com Brian Automotive Service Brian Warner 123 10th Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-477-3412 Seal Beach 16th Street Garage Ralph Williams 1590 Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-7021 www.sealbeach16thstreetgarage.com Tom’s Tire Performance Center Tom Bennett 2775 E Willow St. Signal Hill, CA 90755 562-424-0404 www.tomstire.com Banks Chase Bank Nicholas Barden 801 Pacific Coast Hwy. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-795-8909 www.chase.com Pacific Western Bank Peter Issa 13962 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-699-6500 www.pacificwesternbank.com US Bank Ryan Lank 13900A Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740

562-344-3441 www.usbank.com Sea Air Federal Credit Union Sita Sar 800 Seal Beach Blvd. Bldg. 12 Seal Beach, CA 90740 888-732-2471 www.seaairfcu.org Beauty - Cosmetics Merle Norman Cosmetics of Seal Beach Sarah Nicola 1198 Pacific Coast Hwy, #F Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-3700 www.merlenorman.com Nerium International Karen Kuns 1460 Homewood Rd., #95I Seal Beach, CA 90740 909-632-3353 www.karenkuns.nerium.com Bicycle Sales and Rentals Pedego Greater Long Beach Beth Black 1065 Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90740 949-295-2886 www.pedegoelectricbikes.com Business & Professional Services Awesome Bail Bonds Rod Frontino P.O. Box 3029 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-252-1516 www.awesomebailbonds.com BenefitMall Payroll Divsion Renee Polaha 2301 Campus Dr. STE 175 Irvine, CA 92612 949-885-8100 x241243 www.benefitmall.com Black Marble Consulting, LLC Seth Eaker 201 11th Street Suite 6 Seal Beach, CA 90740 215-869-4471 www.blackmarbleconsulting.com Brad Pollak Company Brad Pollak 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy #430 Long Beach, CA 90803 949-887-0514 www.bradpollak.com Diversified Technical Systems, Inc Mike Beckage 1720 Apollo Ct.

Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-0158 www.dtsweb.com Kreuzer Consulting Group Rick Kreuzer 320 Main St. Unit D Seal Beach, CA 90740 714-656-0160 www.kreuzerconsulting.com R. Rallis Enterprises Rallie P Ralllis 550 Ocean Ave. PO Box 640 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-799-4180 www.rallierallis.com Cleaning Services Ceasar’s Cleaning Services Ceasar Nwadiwe 11641 Walcroft St. Lakewood, CA 90715 562-879-8506 www.ceasarcs.com ServPro Mike Awwad 5550 Cerritos Ave #F Cypress, CA 90630 562-431-9400 www.servprosealbeachlosalamitoscypress.com Clothing & Accessories - Men

Tankfarm Mr. Mike Anderson 212 1/2 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-4800 www.tankfarmco.com Coffee Houses Bogart’s Coffee House JoAnn Adams 905 Ocean Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-2226 www.bogartscoffee.com Javatinis Espresso Rob Jahncke 148 Main Street, A Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-626-8202 www.javatinissealbeach.com Computer - Website Design RDS Innovations, Inc. Ruth Schenendorf 80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Suite 401 Sierra Madre, CA 91024 626-789-6679 www.rdsinnovations.com Remote Techs Inc. Mr Mike Mavilia 125 E. Santa Clara Street #3 Arcadia, CA 91006

626-398-4004 www.remotetechs.com Computer & Network Support Ask Erik Computer Services Erik Dreyer-Goldman 1198 Pacific Coast Highway Suite D-245 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-212-2366 www.askerik.com Computer & Telecommunications Blaster Web Services Dave Cornblulm 210 1/4 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-310-9420 www.blasterwebservices.com The Computer Trainer & Assoc Randy Maas 6526 East Rendina Street Long Beach, CA 90815 562-883-3343 Computer Sales and Support Mac-Fusion Kevin & Marilynn Halpin 304 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-989-8181 www.mac-fusion.com Conceirge Services

The Boat Tenders Donna Wright 6216 East PCH #120 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-650-8157 www.theboattenders.com Consulting The Way Company, LLC Mr. Tim Way 222 Main Street, Suite C3 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-400-1588 Curtin HR consulting for SoCal Dan Curtin 13361 El Dorado Dr. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-888-1951 www.hrsolutions4socal.com Contractor - General Building Commercial Property Improvement Mike Knapp 257 5th Street #E Seal Beach, CA 90740 760-412-1908 Safe Step Walk In Tub Company, Inc Debbie Scalisi 15262 Pipeline Lane


First United Methodist Church of Seal Beach Celebrating 100 years of Ministry • Tax Services • Tax Planning & Preparation • Estate & Trust Tax Preparation • IRS Representation • Payroll Services • Audits, Reviews and Compilations • Accounting Services • Bookkeeping/Write-Up • Financial Statements • Audit Services

• Estate Planning • Consulting Services • Accounting Software Selection & Implementation • Retirement Planning • Management Advisory Services • Business Consulting • Trust Administration • Eldercare Services/Senior Focus Department • Incorporate or create a LLC

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Sunday Morning Worship 9:30am 148 10th Street, Seal Beach, (562) 431-0494 www.firstchurchsealbeach.org

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Huntington Beach, CA 92649 714-373-8545 www.safesteptub.com

Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-646-7820 www.losal.org/mcgaugh

Corporate Discounts Preferred Perks Terry Geis 1524 Brookhollow Dr. Santa Ana, CA 92705 714-478-4669

LAEF - Los Alamitos Education Foundation Carrie Logue 10293 Bloomfield Street Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-277-6876 www.laef4kids.org

Counseling Kitty Cleary Adamovic Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Ms Kitty Adamovic 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 206 Seal Beach, CA 90740 424-254-9876 www.kittyadamovic.com Dance Studios Esencia Flamenca Flamenco Dance Studio Ms. Sarah Parra 3257 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-716-1618 www.esenciaflamenca.com Dentists Jorge Oaxaca, DOS Inc. Brenda Evans 805 Central Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-1621 www.sealbeachdds.com Rossmoor Dental Group Jaime Shaw 12419 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-0393 www.rossmoordentalgroup.com Dental Wellness Center Dr. Robert McBride 5406 Village Road Long Beach, CA 90808 562-421-3747 www.rpmdentistry.com Distribution - Fulfillment Services Ned’s Produce Thad Schamburger 209 2nd Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-795-6617 www.nedsproduce.com Education Autism Partnership Foundation Andi Waks 200 Marina Drive Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-1249 www.autismpartnership.com J. H. McGaugh PTA Sarah Parra 1698 Bolsa Ave.

LifeFit Center @ The Beach Mr Doug Butler 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90840 562-985-2005 www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/lifefit Los Alamitos Unified School District Sherry Kropp 10297 Bloomfield St. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-799-4700 x80401 www.losal.org Golden West College Foundation Mr. Bruce Berman 15744 Golden West Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647 www.goldenwestcollege.edu/foundation Orange Coast College Juan Gutierrez 2701 Fairview Road Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-432-5725 www.orangecoastcollege.edu Engineering Consultants Build It Workspace, Inc. Mark Lengsfeld 4478 Cerritos Avenue Los Alamitos, CA 90720 714-947-0800 www.builditworkspace.com Cosmodyne, LLC Loni Lewis 3010 Old Ranch Pkwy, Suite 300 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-795-5990 x1 www.cosmodyne.com Event Venues The Grand Long Beach Jim Choura 4101 E. Willow Street Long Beach, CA 90815 562-426-0555 www.thegrandlb.com

Casa Youth Shelter Luciann Maulhardt 10911 Reagan Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-594-6825 www.casayouthshelter.org The Children’s Institute for Humanity Jill M Armstrong 1617 Seal Way, Apt 10 Seal Beach, CA 90740 732-687-6714 www.humanityforkids.com Christian Science Reading Room Joanne Fernback 226 Main St. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-799-1588 www.christianscience.com Cypress College Foundation Raul Alvarez 9200 Valley View Street Cypress, CA 90630 714-484-7126 www.cypresscollege.edu Girl Scout Council of O.C. Nancy Nygren 9500 Toledo Way #100 Irvine, CA 92618 949-461-8800 www.girlscoutsoc.org

Seal Beach Lions Club Lion President 1198 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste D305 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-537-3955 www.sealbeachlions.org The Youth Center Lina Lumme 10909 Oak Street Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-493-4043 www.theyouthcenter.com Veterans of Foreign Wars Daniel Schmaltz Quartermaster Post 4048 Seal Beach Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714-906-5025 www.vfw.org Film Production Fresh Cut Creative John Currey 829 Ocean Ave., Ste A Seal Beach, CA 90740 323-515-5700 www.freshcutcreative.com

Honoring Our Fallen Laura Herzog 11436 Seabrook Way Cypress, CA 90330 714-904-0253 www.honoringourfallen.com

Finance & Insurance Industry Citywide Escrow Services Carol Tobolski 12501 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-799-1490 www.coastcitiesescrow.com

Lincoln Military Housing Rebecca Russell 1833 Flagstaff Ct. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-9841 www.lincolnmilitary.com

Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance Christy Di Leo 5353 E. 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803 562-597-6193 www.cbcoastalalliance.com

Miss Seal Beach Pageant Rosie Ritchie Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-810-0078 www.misssealbeach.com

Financial Planning and Investments Heenan Investments Bob Heenan 212 A Main St., Ste. 4A Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-9078 www.heenaninvestments.com

Precious Life Shelter Inc. Theresa E. Murphy PO Box 414 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-431-5025 www.preciouslifeshelter.com

Eagles Nest Pam Dickson 5660 Orangewood Ave. Cypress, CA 90630 714-889-1453 x1508 www.eaglenestclubhouse.com

Rossmoor Homeowners Association Bev Houghton P.O. Box 5058 Rossmoor, CA 90720 562-596-1408 www.rossmoor-rha.org

Family, Community, Non-Profit & Civic Organizations

Rotary of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach Mr Joe Partice

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P. O. Box 83 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-431-9400 www.losalrotary.org

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Marah B. Fineberg, CFP® CRPC®, First Vice President - Investments 6700 PCH Suite 170 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-799-2153 www.wellsfargoadvisors.com Waddell & Reed 3030 Old Ranch Parkway, Suite 220 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-248-5003 www.waddell.com

Riedman Real Estate Investments Fred Riedman 6475 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #399 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-621-6496 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Mary C. Lee 7755 Center Dr., Ste 500 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714-308-8576 www.wfhm.com/mary-lee Flooring Sales John Bloeser Carpet One Jack Stidham 5510 Britton Dr. Long Beach, CA 90815 562-430-7501 www.bloesercarpetone.com Gas Stations G & M Oil, LLC Ms. Julie Jackson 16868 A Street Huntington Beach, CA 92467 714-375-4700 www.gmoc.com Seal Beach Mobile Ben Kohanteb 12240 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-9610 www.exxonmobilstations.com/ 518349-seal-beach-mobil-seal-beach Golf Courses Old Ranch Country Club, LLC Shannon Johns 3901 Lampson Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-4425 x177 www.oldranch.com Government City of Seal Beach Jill Ingram 211 8th Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-2527 www.sealbeachca.gov Government Relations Consultants Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Gregg Smith 800 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-626-7215 http://navylifesw.com/sealbeach Graphic Design and Printing Christy Smith Designs Christy Smith Seal Beach, CA 90740 christysmithdesigns@gmail.com www.christysmithdesign.com 1-800-LOGO.COM Hap LaCompte

5318 E. 2nd Street #570 Long Beach, CA 90803 800-564-6266 1-800-LOGO.COM SGX Print Rocky Castro 13331 Garden Grove Blvd. Suite B Garden Grove, CA 92843 714-636-0703 www.sgxprint.com Duncan Creative Veronica Vidal Praeger 141 7th Street, Apt A Seal Beach, CA 90740 617-817-3037 www.duncancreative.com Hardware Stores Bay Hardware Diana Brunjes 215 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-4329 www.bay-hardware.com Health & Fitness Services Anytime Fitness Dana Neucere 2920 Westminster Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-2100 www.anytimefitness.com Beach Fitness Bryce Turner 148 Main Street, Suite F Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-8426 www.beachfitness.com Crunch Huntington Beach Taylor Ferrell 5894 Edinger Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92649 714-316-0110 www.crunchhuntingtonbeach.com Harmony HB Inc. Jan Palmer 16907 Algonquin St. Huntington Beach, CA 92649 714-840-2446 www.harmony-hb.com Xtend Barre Seal Beach Stacy Johnston 308 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-7543 www.xtendbarre.com/studio/sealbeach Synergy Body & Wellness Arisa Yoshida 201 8th Street, Suite 130 Seal Beach, CA 90740 561-314-3399 www.synergybwell.com

Health & Nutrition Take Shape for Life Diana Bean Certified Optimal Health Coach 1425 Ocean Ave., Suite A Seal Beach, CA 90740 209-642-1114 www.healthyhabits4life.tsfl.com/ Health Care Services Aetna Medicare Ms. Rosa Phillips 220 Knox St. #C Costa Mesa, CA 92627 949-515-4657 www.aetna.com Alamitos Eye Care John Osborn 10951 Cherry St. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-430-6161 www.alamitoseyecare.com BlueSea Care Services Rabih Harfouche 209 1/2 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 888-814-0119 www.blueseacare.com Care Ambulance Service, Inc Bob Berry 1517 W Braden Ct. Orange, CA 92868 714-288-3800 www.careambulance.net CareMore Health Plan Erica Bedard 12900 Park Plaza Drive, Suite 150 Cerritos, CA 90703 562-622-2865 www.caremore.com Centers for Family Medicine Lauren Carroll 13930 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-8888 www.centersforfamilymedicine.com Huntington Terrace Susan Hall 18800 Florida St. Huntington Beach, CA 92648 714-848-8811 www.mbkseniorliving.com Long Beach Memorial Martha Gonzalez 2801 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, CA 90806 562-933-2806 www.memorialcare.org/long-beachmemorial Los Alamitos Medical Center/Tenet Susan Morales 3751 Katella Avenue Los Alamitos, CA 90720

562-799-3573 www.losalamitosmedctr.com Parker Hearing Institutes Vanessa 2999 Westminster Ave., Ste 104 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-314-4314 www.parkerhearing.com Right at Home Kevin Karkut 5242 Katella Ave., Suite 103A Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-653-4480 www.rahwestoc.com Seal Beach Physical Therapy Pia Moreno 1005 Pacific Coast Hwy. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-5500 www.sealbeachpt.com Thrive Health MD Martha Wittenberg 5855 East Naples Plaza, STE 307 Long Beach, CA 90803-5050 562-434-0650 www.thrivehealthmd.com Tri-City Regional City Medical Center Ms. Teri Sullivan 21530 S Pioneer Ave. Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716 562-860-0401 www.tcrmc.org Health Services Southern California Brain Center Dr. Cindy Downing 4772 Katella Ave Suite 102 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-799-9150 www.socalbraincenter.com Glowaki Chiropractic Brad Glowaki 13001 Seal Beach Blvd. Ste 300 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-9854 www.glowakichiropractic.com 4:40 Chiropractic Rebecca Bomgaars 5855 Naples Plaza, Ste. 208 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-774-4197 www.440chiro.com Day Wellness Michael Day 6615 E PCH, Suite 105 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-594-6800 www.daywellness.com Gastroenterology Consultants of


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Southern California Medical Group Allan M Effron 13132 Studebaker Rd., Ste 10 Norwalk, CA 90650 562-882-0834 www.scgahealth.com Health Wellness Emotional Somactic Healing Sarah Brink 143 10th Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 714-865-1883 www.touchintocalm.com Limitless Worldwide Independent Distributor, Sports Nutrition, Health & Wellness Sue Charles / Wellness Advocate Sue Charles Seal Beach, CA 90740 206-227-4149 www.VitalitySue.com Violet Source Healing Leanne Crawford 500 Marina Drive Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-338-8749 www.violetsourcehealing.com Hearing/Ear Doctor Shohet Ear Associates Medical Group, Inc. Ms MaryKay Bishop 770 PCH HWY Seal Beach, CA 90740 949-631-4327 www.eardoctor.org Zounds Hearing of Seal Beach Randy Romberg 2908 Westminster Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-794-1981 www.zoundshearing.com Hotels/Motels The Pacific Inn Leyna Trinh 600 Marina Drive Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-7501 www.thepacificinn.com Hampton Inn & Suites Marqueza Bautista 2401 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-3939 www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com Ice Cream, Yogurt Cold Stone Creamery CB Vaughan Jr. 101 Main Street, Ste K Seal Beach, CA 90740 949-382-0368 www.coldstonecreamery.com/ stores/20242 28

Insurance Ken Peters Insurance Agency Inc. Candice Cox 2904 Westminster Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-3933 www.kennithpeters.com RTI Insurance Ms Kori DeLeon 322 Main St., #3 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-498-1301 www.rtiins.com SKS Insurance Agency, Inc. Ms Shannon Sweeney 1500 Pacific Coast Highway #D Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-3900 www.sksinsuranceagency.com The Eric Lenahan Agency of State Farm Eric Lenahan 1066 Bolsa Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-2488 www.ericlenahan.com Laboratories - Research Medical Distrubution Partners, LLC Bryan Muhlenbruch 10650 Reagan St., Unit 1042 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 714-519-1466 Legal Services Bill Cheney Mobile Notary Services Bill Cheney 1511 Greenbrier Road Long Beach, CA 90815 562-818-0696 www.longbeachmobilenotary.com Craton & Switzer LLP Shannon Switzer 100 Oceangate, Suite 1200 Long Beach, CA 90802 562-628-5533 www.bestestateplanningtrusts.com Levitt Law Scott Levitt 311 Main Street Ste #8 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562 493 7548 www.levittlawca.com Nancy Long Cole, Attorney at Law Nancy Long Cole 4050 Katella Ave #104 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-231-6708 www.nancylongcole.com Legal Shield Ms. Kelly Lappin 613 Sandpiper Drive Seal Beach, CA 90740 714-313-1818

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www.bestestateplanningtrusts.com The Vanderpool Law Firm Mr. Douglas Vanderpool 330 Main Street, Suite 203-B Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-6900 vanderpool-law.com Logistics-Third Party Providers British American Shipping, LLC Ms. Robyn Snell 6615 East Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90803 562-316-1212 www.britishamericanshipping.com Manufacturing, Production & Wholesale Boeing Corporation Alberto Sandoval 2201 E. Seal Beach Blvd., 110 SC-01 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-797-2270 www.boeing.com Dekra-Lite Industries Jeff Lopez 3102 W. Alton Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92704 800-436-3627 www.dekra-lite.com Phillips Steel Grace Wagner 1368 W. Anaheim St. Long Beach, CA 90813 562-435-7571 www.phillipssteel.com Marketing Jetpack Marketing Lisa Jorissen 330 Main Street #203A Seal Beach, CA 90740 208-819-5480 www.jetpackmania.com MarketSnag Deb Machen 1077 E. Pacific Coast Highway #151 Seal Beach, CA 90740 949-463-5916 www.marketsnag.com Harmony3Productions Roni Ramos 279 Novara Dr. Long Beach, CA 90803 213-304-6221 www.harmony3productions.com Marketing, Embroidery EmbroidMe Ms. Mary Doyle 6400 E Stearns Street Long Beach, CA 90815 562-276-2361 www.embroidme-longbeach.com Medical Equipment / Supplies

American Low Vision Mark Greget 316 7th St. Seal Beach, CA 90740 818-397-2285 Medical Spa, Botox, Injectables and Laser RENEW-fx, Med Spa Lisa Chrisman 909 Electric Ave, Suite 101 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-2233 www.renew-fx.com Mortuaries Heritage Dilday Memorial Services Susan Robinson 17912 Beach Blvd., B1 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 714-842-2400 www.heritage-dildaymemorialser vices.com Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries 4480 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 4 Cypress, CA 90630 562-212-6934 www.forestlawn.com Luyben Dilday Mortuary Theresa Mathany 5161 Arbor Rd. Long Beach, CA 90808 562-425-6401 www.luybendilday.com Non-Profit Golden Rain Foundation P.O. Box 2069 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-6586 x312 www.lwsb.com American Legion Post 857 Seal Beach Beverly Bonney 800 Seal Beach Blvd., Building 6 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-592-4916 Non-Profit www.oclegion.com L.O.T.E Jerry Chapin PO Box 504 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-1063 Seal Beach Police Foundation Mr. Tom Stretz 1198 PCH # 209 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-799-4000 www.sealbeachpolicefoundation.org Odor Removal Coastline Environmental Solutions, Inc. Vincent Attardo 2480 Brayton Ave.

Signal Hill, CA 90735 562-981-2636 www.coastlineclean.com Party Rentals Classic Party Rentals Eliza Cadavona 3101 South Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92704 714-540-6111 www.classicpartyrentals.com Harbor Party Rental Mike Leibherr 5082 Bolsa Ave., Ste 111 Huntington Beach, CA 92649 714-891-4535 www.hprents.com Coast Party Rentals, Inc. Nacho Ramirez 4260 Cerritos Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-799-6690 www.coastpartyrents.com Property Management Shops At Rossmoor, LLC Janice Scott 12201 Seal Beach Blvd, Ste. C Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-340-6571 www.shopsatrossmoor.com Regency Centers Erwin Bucy 1 Independent Drive Jacksonville, FL 32202 213-553-2200 www.regencycenters.com Public Utilities & Environment Services A Throne Co., Inc. Sara Mills 1850 E. 33rd Street Long Beach, CA 90807 562-981-1197 www.athrone.com Republic Services, Inc. Sam Hall 2495 E 68th Street Long Beach, CA 90805 310-213-2473 www.republicservices.com Southern California Edison Jenelle Bader 7333 Bolsa Ave. Westminster, CA 92683 714-699-0354 www.sce.com Southern California Gas Company Alexander Gonzalez 1919 State College Blvd., SC8310 Anaheim, CA 92806 714-379-3442 www.socalgas.com

Grace Community Church Bob Wriedt 138 8th Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-1605 www.gracesealbeach.org

Real Estate Baytown Realty, Jim Klisanin Sharon Amarantos 321 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-596-6600 www.baytownrealty.com

Associate #00970400 at Beach City Properties Marylea Roth Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-833-0715 www.facebook.com/MaryleaRothHomes

American Beachside Brokers, Frank Carvajal Frank Carvajal 827 Ocean Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-599-9509 www.livingbythebeach.com

Laurie Craig Real Estate Broker Laurie Craig PO Box 892 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-2098 www.lauriecraig.com

Restaurants & Food Seal Beach Winery Mr. Michael Dawson 3387 Cerritos Avenue Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-594-5800 www.sealbeachwinery.com

Remax College Park Realty, Rosie Ritchie 1650 Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90720 562-810-0078 www.rosieritchie.com

O’Malley’s on Main Brian Kyle 140 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-0631 www.omalleyssealbeach.com

Seal Beach Realty, Inc. Sharon Russell 1099 Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-2545 www.sealbeachrealtyinc.com

320 Main Jason Schiffer 320 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-799-6246 www.320mainsealbeach.com

Coldwell Banker Star Realty Greg Baker 610 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 100 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-4851 www.coldwellbankerstar.com

Beachwood BBQ Gabriel Gordon 131 1/2 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-4500 www.beachwoodbbq.com

Remax College Park Realty Tony Perez 1650 E. Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-9447 www.remax-collegepark-ca.com

Cafe Lafayette Timothy Liggett 330 F Main St. Seal Beach, CA 92646 562-598-9566 www.cafelafayettesealbeach.com

Team McCarthy Realty John McCarthy 501 Ocean Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740 714-598-6639

Charo Chicken Moe Bonakdar 333 Main St. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-0909 www.charochicken.com

American Beachside Brokers, Penny Nichols American Beachside Brokers 827 Ocean Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-712-7221 www.livingbythebeach.com All Coastal Real Estate-Pat Hale Pat Hale 311 Main Street, Suite 16 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-773-3919 www.pathaleonline.com All Coastal Real EstateJoyce Ross Parque Joyce Ross Parque 311 Main Street, Suite 16 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-799-2434 www.calcoasthomes.com/rossparque.html Baytown Realty, Sharon Amarantos Jim Klisanin 321 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-754-5037 www.baytownrealty.com Broker Bill Bill Ruzgis 34 Rivo Alto Canal Long Beach, CA 90803 562-439-3028 www.mainstreetrealtors.net/ agent_roster/?pagename=agent_ roster&Agentid=6633 Ferguson Realty, Nat Ferguson Nat Ferguson 700 1/2 Marina Drive Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-645-6501 www.fergrealty.com Janet Logan Ms Janet Logan PO BOX 11706 Newport Beach, CA 92658 949-400-5887 Marylea Roth Real Estate Broker

Real Estate - Commercial/Industrial Main & PCH, LLC Mr Bob Griffith 328 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-858-9019 Watson Commercial Properties Jim Watson 101 Main Street, #A Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-0503 www.jrwatson.com Religion & Churches First United Methodist Church Tia Wildermuth 148 10th St. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-0494 www.firstchurchsealbeach.org

Denny’s/Sunrise Restaurants Mr Michael Treece 2940 Westminster Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-1490 locations.dennys.com/CA/SEALBEACH/248599 Glory Days Beachside Grill Mr Jack Deaton 620 E Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-3800 www.glorydayssportsgrill.com Hennessey’s Tavern,Inc. Susan Ariano


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143 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-6456 www.hennesseystavern.com McDonald’s Kevin Kasha 630 Pacific Coast Hwy Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-434-8838 www.mcdonalds.com The Original Dave’s Cosmic Subs Mr Larry Drum 981 Pacific Coast Highway Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-8555 www.davescosmicsubs.com The Original Fish Company Vanessa Travis 11061 Los Alamitos Blvd. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-594-4553 www.originalfishcompany.com Taco Surf Lisa Rodden 115 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-0600 www.tacosurf.com The Abbey Tom Rowe 306 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-799-4246 ww.theabbeysealbeach.com The Crab Pot John Neumeyer 215 Marina Drive Long Beach, CA 90803 562-430-0272 www.thecrabpotseattle.com The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar Susan & Aaron Kweskin 901 Ocean Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-431-4888 www.thehangoutrestaurant.com Tropical Juice Sharon Gottlieb 101 Main Street, Suite N Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-342-9786Walt’s Wharf John Ryan 201 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-4433 www.waltswharf.com Z Pizza, Target Center Ms Carol Chudy 12430 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-3440 www.zpizza.com

Retail The Angel Store Marygrace Word 130 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-0441 www.theangelstores.com Coast Modern Bryce Cole 219 Main St. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-314-3440 www.coastmodernstore.com Global Product Sourcing, LLC Peggy Senneff 720 Driftwood Avenue Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-233-3620 www.thegpsinc.com Jos. A Bank Clothers Bethany Dubia 12221 Seal Beach Blvd. Seal Beach, CA 90740 410-239-5810 www.josbank.com TYR Sport Jennifer McCaughey 1790 Apollo Court Seal Beach, CA 90740 1-800-252-7878 www.tyr.com Sam’s Club Candy Page 12540 Beach Blvd. Stanton, CA 90680 714-895-4293 www.samsclub.com Endless Summer Nick Paturzo 124 Main St. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-9393 Harbour Surfboards Robert Howsin 329 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-430-5614 www.harboursurfboards.com

Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-296-8022 www.shopelisonrd.com J Ensemble Jacqueline Kanawatij 322 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-537-7720 www.shopjensemble.com Salons Hunter Wellness Marylou Hunter 600 Pacific Coast Hwy #204 Seal Beach, CA 90740 714-726-7655 www.marylouhunter.com Phenix Salon Suites Frank Lopez 678 Euclid Ave. Long Beach, CA 90814 62-394-7814 www.phenixsalonsuites.com Sweet 1017 Hairdressing Michelle Hetzel, Carolyn Rullo 1017 PCH Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-056 www.sweet1017.com Beach Studio Salon Ray Brewer 550 Pacific Coast Hwy. Ste 102 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-626-9262 Recharge at Electric, Hair and Skin Care Center Lisa Chrisman 909 Electric Avenue, Suite 100 Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-493-2424 www.rechargeatelectric.com Upstairs Downstairs Salon Matthew Clark 224 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 714-987-0825 www.upstairsdownstairssalon.com

Harvey Girls Gallery Mary Ann & Brooke Harvey 130 1/2 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-4085 www.harveygirlsgallery.com

Senior Living Alamitos West HealthCare Center/ Katella Senior Living Center Ms. Donna Butin 3902 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-596-5561 www.alamitoswest.com

SB Shoppe Shirely Vanfossen 116 Main St. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-0380

Sunrise Senior Living 3850 Lampson Ave. Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-594-5788 www.sunriseseniorliving.com

Elison Rd Ms. Elizabeth Sontag 211 1/2 Main St

Shopping & Specialty Merchandise Temecula Olive Oil Company Tammy Hauswirth

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148 Main Street Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-296-5421 www.temeculaoliveoil.com Affliction Holdings, LLC Tania Kerio 1799 Apollo Court Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-598-0299 www.afflictionclothing.com Sports & Recreation Activities Newport Landing Thor Brisbin 309 Palm St., #A Newport Beach, CA 92661 949-675-0550 www.newportlanding.com Storage - Self Bolsa Chica Self Storage Bertha Del A Cruz 13090 Old Bolsa Chica Rd. Westminster, CA 92683 714-373-0062 www.bolsachicaselfstorage.com Therapy Naples Salt Therapy Janet Tedesco 5520 East Second Street Naples, CA 90803 562-439-7000 www.naplessalttherapy.com Transportation Dulac Enterprises James Dulac 6400 E PCH #159 Long Beach, CA 90803 562-852-9888 www.bigredbus.com Trophies & Awards Encore Awards/Jensen Stamps Mu Zhang 1344 Newport Ave. Long Beach, CA 90804 562-597-8100 www.awardsbyencore.com Thompson Computer Service Custom Engraving Rick Thompson 505 Laguna Place Seal Beach, CA 90740 562-743-4042 Yacht Clubs Seal Beach Yacht Club Commodore 255 N. Marina Drive Long Beach, CA 90803 562-594-6337 www.slbyc.com ■

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Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM Children’s Ministry, Youth and Adult Programs Available

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