3-2-1: June 30, 2022 – More Building on LB-SB line; LAHS to start school day at 8:30am.

Before and after images of the properties direcvtly across the San gabriel River from Seal Beach. The new projects are two of four planned for that corner.

Is Building a Better Long Beach good for Seal Beach?

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia provided updates on four projects located just across the San Gabriel River from Seal Beach that could have a significant impact on traffic in the area.

The projects, three of them mixed-use, are all located on the strip of Pacific Coast Highway between 2nd Street and the Seal Beach boundary.  Collectively, they will bring 1,353 residential units and over 12,000 square feet of commercial space, as well 5,200 square feet of office space alongside an almost 10,000-square-foot warehouse.  This is an area already affected by the huge new 2nd and PCH center, which certainly has provided a lot of popular retail and dining shops.

Closest to Seal Beach at 6700 E. Pacific Coast Highway (aka the Morgan Stanley Building), the Holland Partner Group is replacing the 39-year old structure with two, five-story buildings that will provide 303 units and 3,390 square feet of commercial space.

Across the street, on the present Pumpkin Patch site, is a project dubbed Lyon Living. Although no one will live at Lyon, it will be a two-story, 5,200 square-foot office project whose construction will include work to clean and restore the wetlands.

Also getting the mixed-use treatment are the office buildings that make up the northernmost part of the Marketplace complex and the Marina Shores Center across the street (from Mimi’s to PetCo.)

More can be read at the Long Beach Business Journal.

Los Al HS to start classes at 8:30am beginning this August

Thanks to a new state law which goes into effect on July 1, morning traffic patterns on Los Al Boulevard for school days will be drastically altered because the new law prohibits public schools from starting classes before 8:30am.

The law also covers Middle Schools but this should not impact Oak or McAuliffe which already start after the law’s 8:00 am requirement.

For many years Los Al high schools started the local day with the 7:40 bell, causing a 20-minute blob of traffic up the entire Seal Beach-Los Al alley, but which was generally clear by 8:15 am, after the Middle School rush.  How this will impact business at the various Starbucks and Bonjour Bagel remains to be seen.

SPORTS:  Griffin alums advance for at world water polo, volleyball tourneys

Griffin alumni stole the sports headlines today, with Rachel Fattal (LAHS ’12) and the US Women Water Poloists advancing to the FINA championships, Justine Wong-Orantes (LAHS ’13) helping the US Womens’ Volleyball squad moving into first place at the Nations Volleyball Tournment, and Noah Roberts (LAHS ’22) being named to the US Men’s Under 21 volleyball team camp roster.  Click here for the details and more sports news.




The two main events of the night are happening in Rossmoor and Los Al. The Rossmoor Farmers market runs from 4pm to 7pm, while the Los Al Rec Summer Concerts on Pine Street presents its third concert. This week’s band is Radio Royalty which “celebrates the unique sounds and styles of the decade including Pop, Rock, Soul, and New Wave. Bringing together lush synth sounds, live horns and a killer front vocal line, the band is all about getting a party started. ”   Click here to visit their website.




And if you still have you party hats on, there is karaoke at Griffins Grill, Trivia Night at O’Malley’s on Main, or check out the Motown/Blues & Soul stylings of Derek Bordeaux at Kobe.

Happy Hour at Hof’s Hut

And if you’re over the bridge in Seal beach, check out The Hangout where it’s STREET TACO THURSDAY — Chicken, Steak or Fish Street Tacos for 1.95 each. Plus 7 Dollar House Margaritas All Day.

It’s also Kids Eat Free all day at Mama’s – not to mention it’s also Tito’s Thursday.

Or you can check out Happy Hour at Taco Surf from 3-5, Madera’s from 3-6, so many places… so little time.



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