The Seal Beach Sun ran a number of stories that they have made available for online reading.
Richard Brady of the Matrix Consulting Group confirmed that the consulting firm is nearing completion of its study of the Seal Beach Police Department project, a fact partially confirmed by the SBPD spokesman. At the Oct. 16 Town Hall on Measure BB, Interim Police Chief Miller said his department had been provided a 100-page preliminary draft for their input. Among the areas covered was Most effective force size. SBPD’s own studies put the number for sworn officers at 43. In 1978 the department had 45, but that number dropped to 34 sworn officers in 1997 and is 33 today.
Event News-Enterprise editor Ted Apodaca has changed desks and is now the new editor of the Sun and Catalina Islander newspapers. All three papers are owned by Orange County Newspapers, Inc.
Apodaca replaces David N. Young, who has been assigned a different editorial role within the company by Group Publisher Steven Remery.
Apodaca began his second stint as editor of the Event-News Enterprise in January, after returning to college to get his teaching credential. Prior to that he had worked for multiple area papers, including the OC Register, covering sports and other issues.
Apodaca’s first “Teditorial” as Sun editor also appeared in this week’s issue.
- First United Methodist Church Fall Boutique will offer public service vendor Seal Beach Police Volunteers with their variety of “Grab and Go “ emergency kits and disaster preparedness backpacks on Nov. 3.
- Reporter Jeannette Andruss takes a look at Seal Beach’s changing electorate over the years.