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Residents, police mingle during National Night Out (OC Register)

Several Orange County communities joined in the National Night Out campaign on Tuesday. The idea of the movement, which is marked across the country on the first Tuesday of each August, is to encourage residents to get out in their community and meet each other and their local law enforcement as a way to deter crime…. [more]


Susan Egan, Seal Beach native, Los Al grad, produces Disney special at Hollywood Bowl (Event-News-Enterprise)

A Seal Beach native who became a Broadway headliner and a beloved member of the Disney family remembers her days in Mayberry by the Sea as she prepares for a major event at the Hollywood Bowl Aug. 4 and 5. Susan Egan Hartmann grew up in Seal Beach and graduated from Los Al High School before heading off to star under the bright lights of Broadway. In fact, she and her partner Adam J. Levy, another Orange County native, now operate their entertainment company in Nashville called “10th and Main,” which is the [current] address of the Orange County School for the Arts. She and Levy were both members of OCHSA’s first graduating class of the academy which began as part of Los Alamitos High in Fall of 1987. [more]


The latest Los Al Planning Commission meeting is now available for viewing online.

The latest Los Al Planning Commission meetings as well as the Tuesday’s School Board meetings are now available on Los Al TV (available on Cable Channel 3 and losaltv.com) and the OUR Los Al TV streaming app.

The newest shows are the the July 26 Los Alamitos Planning Commission, the August 1 school board workshop and regular board meeting, and the recent performance of Hamlet in Rossmoor’s Rush Park.


Boaters missing new channel for Huntington Harbour are entering restricted naval weapons station (Press-Telegram)

Some boaters are still using an old route between Huntington Harbour and the ocean following the opening in 2021 of a new channel to make it safer for vessels to transit through the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach. And the wayward boaters are drawing security responses. Just two weeks ago, one boater found himself entering what is now a restricted area of Anaheim Bay by motoring down the center of the bay instead of hugging the right side, which is part of the new channel that directs civilians far from Navy operations and funnels them under the bridge at Pacific Coast Highway toward Huntington Harbour. While he couldn’t give details on the Navy’s response, it was swift, said Gregg Smith, spokesman for the base.

“You have to operate as though it’s the worst-case scenario,” Smith said, adding that there have been… [more]


Seal Beach lottery ticket thieves arrested (KCAL 9)

Two men were arrested for attempting to steal a pile of scratch-off lottery tickets from a Seal Beach liquor store July 18.

Seal Beach Police responded around 3 a.m. to West Beach Liquor on Pacific Coast Highway to a report of a burglary and found two men speeding off in their vehicle.

The pair smashed a front glass window of the market to… [more].


We’re putting out a Visitors Guide (The Sun)

The Seal Beach Sun is putting out a Visitor’s Guide just in time for one of the busiest tourist weekends of the year. 7500 copies will be dropped in over 50 of the busiest visitor spots in town, including hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and more. The Guide to Our Town will also feature essential local history, things to do restaurant directory, and a calendar of annual events held in Seal Beach. For more information… [more]


HS Football: Press-Telegram area’s top senior recruits; Los Al has seven of them

In one of its pre-season football stories, the Press-Telegram listed local athletes who are receiving recruiting interest from top programs across the country. The recruits are from a 14-mile radius in the Bellflower, Los Alamitos, Long Beach and Downey area.

St. John Bosco, the defending national champions, tops the area with 14 seniors recognized by 247Sports as top recruits in California’s class of 2024, while Los Alamitos was No. 2 with seven top senior recruits. Millikan is No. 3 with five recruits. Long Beach Poly is No. 4 with four recruits. Warren is No. 5 with three recruits, and Downey landed No. 6 with one recruit.


SPORTS: OC Register’s Prep Football Preview: Los Al Griffin running back on Top 10 in OC list:

Los Al Griffin running back Anthony League checks in at No. on the OC Register’s pre-season list of the county’s top running backs. Although he played in a back-up role last year to the Griffins all-OC Damien Henderson, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound League possesses breakaway speed and slick, lateral moves. He was recently offered by San Diego State.

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