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Go for the bean dip at Don Ramon's

Friday February 24th, 2017 01:52:59 AM
By EVA KILGORE

For many years our family has enjoyed the food at Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant. The drinks are good, the enchiladas and tacos are delicious. But, what we really look forward to is the bean dip. The bean dip? Yes. As soon as you sit down, a warm,...

Kids could again be arrested for prostitution under Travis Allen's bill

Friday February 24th, 2017 12:29:00 AM
TERI SFORZA

It earned a “Pants on fire: The statement is not accurate and makes a ridiculous claim” rating from Politifact’s Truth-O-Meter, but state Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, has stuck to his guns.
California legalized child...

Freaked out about a rise in sharks close to shore? There's shark-repellant technology on the market

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 10:58:00 PM
By LAYLAN CONNELLY

Matt Moore wants to make one thing clear: he’s not an alarmist.
In his 22 years of surfing, he’s had 13 shark encounters – thankfully none too close and personal. But he’s seen enough great whites over the years to make it a no-brainer to...

Huntington Beach police chief tries to calm fears of those concerned about Trump's immigration orders

Thursday February 23rd, 2017 12:21:00 AM
By GREG MELLEN

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Police Chief Robert Handy met with residents of the predominantly Latino Oak View neighborhood to assuage their fears in the wake of executive orders from President Donald Trump and increased rhetoric about cracking down on...

Councilman asks panel to look into Huntington Beach business district's finances

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 11:02:55 PM

HUNTINGTON BEACH A city councilman asked that the city’s finance committee review the budget of the Downtown Business Improvement District at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Councilman Erik Peterson said he was requesting the review because...

500-pound great white shark caught from Huntington Beach shore

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 07:57:00 PM
By LAYLAN CONNELLY

There’s that moment, that split second, that you have to wonder what to do with the thrashing, enraged great white shark that’s stuck on the sand.
The species is illegal to catch, so when an angler unknowingly reeled a 500-pound, eight-foot-long...

Man seriously injured in Huntington Beach stabbing

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 06:19:00 PM
By SCOTT SCHWEBKE

HUNTINGTON BEACH – A man sustained serious injuries in an apparent gang-related stabbing late Tuesday in Huntington Beach.
The incident was reported around 10:40 p.m. in the 17400 block of Jacquelyn Lane, said Officer Jennifer Marlatt, a...


O.C. Real Estate News

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These Orange County businesses thrive in the rain, while others barely survive

Tuesday January 24th, 2017 02:36:00 AM
By NANCY LUNA, HANNAH MADANS, JESSICA KWONG and JEFF COLLINS

Bill Skeffington, owner of Ben’s Asphalt in Santa Ana, said the deluge of rain has hampered dozens of projects his company is working on throughout Southern California, costing him thousands of dollars each day.
He hasn’t had to halt this many...

Seal Beach's Bay Theatre gets new owner with focus on art films and live entertainment

Thursday January 12th, 2017 12:23:00 AM
By GREG MELLEN

SEAL BEACH A Fullerton real estate developer’s dream of reopening Seal Beach’s landmark Bay Theatre as an art movie and live entertainment venue is coming into focus.
More than six months after going into escrow, Paul Dunlap, president of Dunlap...

Irvine Ranch leads nation in planned community home sales

Friday January 6th, 2017 12:50:00 AM
JONATHAN LANSNER

The Irvine Ranch was the fastest-selling master-planned home community in the nation in 2016, according to the RCLCO real estate consultancy.

Irvine Co.'s homebuilding activities in northern Irvine resulted in the sale of 1,989 homes sold last...

County officials say demolition of Coto Equestrian Center barn defies agreement

Saturday November 12th, 2016 04:06:00 PM
By NATHAN PERCY

COTO DE CAZA The demolition of a popular barn at the Coto Equestrian Center that started Wednesday has angered residents and prompted a threat by county officials to reject the luxury housing development proposed at the site. Demolition of the lower...

After outcry, developer's plan to demolish Coto de Caza barns for luxury homes is on hold

Tuesday November 8th, 2016 01:02:00 AM
By NATHAN PERCY

COTO DE CAZA - Demolition of two rustic barns at the Coto Equestrian Center to make way for a luxury housing project is still on hold as county and equestrian center officials continue meeting with the developer to discuss alternatives after an...

100-unit luxury condo project gets go-ahead in Newport Beach

Sunday October 23rd, 2016 01:33:00 AM
By LOUIS CASIANO Jr.

NEWPORT BEACH – A 100-unit luxury condominium that would replace the Orange County Museum of Art received approval from the city’s Planning Commission on Thursday.
The unanimous vote came after three hours of discussion and public comment on the...

Dana Point residents seek to overturn decision on short-term rentals

Saturday October 1st, 2016 01:20:00 AM
By ERIKA I. RITCHIE

DANA POINT – A group of residents are circulating a petition to overturn Dana Point City Council's recent approval of an ordinance that allows short-term-rentals in all neighborhoods.
Petition authors have until Oct. 7 to gather signatures. If they...


Local Beach News

  1. The Latest: Police watch Anaheim neighborhood after protest - SFGate - February 24, 2017
    SFGate The Latest: Police watch Anaheim neighborhood after protest SFGate ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fight between an off-duty Los Angeles officer and a group of teens in Anaheim (all times local):. 8:25 a.m.. Anaheim police are maintaining watch on a neighborhood where a raucous demonstration erupted after an ... 13-year-old boy in scuffle with off-duty LA cop in Anaheim free for now OCRegister Anaheim pledges to thoroughly investigate shooting incident involving off-dut [...]
  2. Political spending of AIDS nonprofit takes heat from critics - Los Angeles Times - February 24, 2017
    Los Angeles Times Political spending of AIDS nonprofit takes heat from critics Los Angeles Times Not Snap-happy: Snap has its share of detractors among the old Venice Beach set. BuzzFeed. POLITICS ... Janet Nguyen, a Republican from Orange County, was removed from the Senate floor on Thursday as she attempted to criticize the late California Sen. and more »
  3. Costa Mesa and Santa Ana Cops Hold Checkpoints Tonight; Cycle Ops, Too - OC Weekly - February 24, 2017
    OC Weekly Costa Mesa and Santa Ana Cops Hold Checkpoints Tonight; Cycle Ops, Too OC Weekly Besides briefly stopping motorists to ensure they have not been consuming drugs or alcohol, specially trained officers in both cities will be checking for proper licensing. Meanwhile ... The Orange County Sheriff's Department runs such an operation ...
  4. Stolen vehicle chase from Laguna Beach to Balboa Island ends with 2 arrested - OCRegister - February 24, 2017
    OCRegister Stolen vehicle chase from Laguna Beach to Balboa Island ends with 2 arrested OCRegister NEWPORT BEACH – Police arrested two men after a vehicle pursuit and foot chase ended on Balboa Island Thursday night, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jesse Schmidt said. Officers spotted the 2001 Honda CRV, which was reported stolen from Santa Ana, and ...
  5. Lou Correa's town hall in Santa Ana offers guidance to worried ... - OCRegister - February 24, 2017
    OCRegister Lou Correa's town hall in Santa Ana offers guidance to worried ... OCRegister SANTA ANA – A crowd of nearly 700 — predominantly Latino parents — filled the Santa Ana High School auditorium Thursday evening to get. and more »
  6. Appeals court to decide if parents can trigger reform of Anaheim's Palm Lane Elementary - OCRegister - February 24, 2017
    OCRegister Appeals court to decide if parents can trigger reform of Anaheim's Palm Lane Elementary OCRegister Daniel Bress, of Kirkland & Ellis, representing pro-bono Cecilia Ochoa and other Palm Lane parents, asked the judges to uphold Orange County Superior Court Judge Andrew Banks' 2015 ruling that the district's rejection of the parents' petition was ...
  7. California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker - Yahoo News - February 24, 2017
    Yahoo News California senator removed after criticizing late lawmaker Yahoo News Nguyen represents a portion of Orange County known as Little Saigon, home to the largest Vietnamese population outside Vietnam. Many fled South Vietnam and blame the U.S. anti-war movement for undermining American forces and contributing to the ... and more »
  8. Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes - Santa Rosa Press Democrat - February 24, 2017
    Santa Rosa Press Democrat Some San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes Santa Rosa Press Democrat SAN JOSE — Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose. With water levels ... Flood evacuations underway in San Jose CNN San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order Daily Mail all 522 news articles& [...]
  9. Beyonce pulls out of Coachella under advice from doctors after announcing she's pregnant with twins... but promises ... - Daily Mail - February 23, 2017
    Daily Mail Beyonce pulls out of Coachella under advice from doctors after announcing she's pregnant with twins... but promises ... Daily Mail Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, has pulled out of this year's Coachella citing advice from her doctors. The 35-year-old was unveiled as the headline act on January 3, a day before tickets went on sale. She revealed her pregnancy to the public a ... Beyonce Dropping Out of Coachella, Will Headline in 2018; Who Will Replace Her? OC Weekly Bey [...]
  10. Drought covers just 17% of California, down from 73% three months ago - USA TODAY - February 23, 2017
    USA TODAY Drought covers just 17% of California, down from 73% three months ago USA TODAY Relentless rain and snow in California continues to eat away at the state's five-year drought, federal experts said Thursday. Only 17% of the state remains in a drought — primarily in Southern California — the lowest percentage since 2011, according ... and more »

Annual Seal Beach Events

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There is a busy calendar of annual events in Seal Beach. The new year starts with the Seal Beach Polar Plunge  and the Annual Crab Feed  in February, sponsored by the Seal Beach Police Association. Other events include the Seal Beach Lions Club Pancake Breakfast  and the Seal Beach Classic Car Show  which are held in April. They also run a Seal BeachFish Fry  in July on the same weekend as the Seal Beach Rough Water Swim  which takes place by the Seal Beach Pier . The Seal Beach Chamber Of Commerce  sponsors many events, including: The Seal Beach Summer Concert Series  in July & August, a Seal Beach Sand Castle Festival  and the Seal Beach Kite Festival  in September. The Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony  is held in late November and the year ends with The Seal Beach Christmas Parade  in December along with Santa & the Reindeer.

Blog Listings

Don ‘Waldo’ Autry was skateboarding pioneer

Don ‘Waldo’ Autry was skateboarding pioneer

You might never know that the easygoing man who lived quietly, albeit on the fringe in his van in a Seal Beach alley. was famous for being… Read more »

Seal Beach Plans to Curtail Anglers’ Pier Pressure

Seal Beach Plans to Curtail Anglers’ Pier Pressure

A plan to limit fishing on the Seal Beach Pier hit some rough water Monday after city staff determined an agreement with the state forbids the city… Read more »

Forbes Names Seal Beach 4th Friendliest Town in U.S.

Forbes Names Seal Beach 4th Friendliest Town in U.S.

Hey neighbor!  You live in the 4th Friendliest Town in America, according to the latest Forbes’ ranking. The magazine recently released its list of top 15 pleasant places…. Read more »