What’s new in the Sun – July 1, 2021

What’s new in the Sun – July 1, 2021

Seal Beach bids ‘Lucky’ John Domingue farewell

Seal Beach’s “Lucky John” Domingue earned a living giving other people pleasure. News of his death last week saddened his family, friends, and the Seal Beach community.
Information about funeral/memorial services was not available at editorial deadline.
You’ll find a bust of “Lucky John” Domingue in the liquor store at Main and Ocean, just above the ice cream cookies. (According to more than one person, he got a … [ more]

Community Development director, Les Johnson,  retires

Seal Beach Community Development Director Les Johnson is retiring from public service. City Manager Jill Ingram announced his retirement at the Monday, June 28, City Council meeting.
“That is a serious blow to, as far as I’m concerned, for the city,” said District One Councilman/Mayor Joe Kalmick during a phone interview the next day.
He said Johnson got along with everyone. “He showed a great deal of leadership in his department,” Kalmick said.
Johnson’s retirement caps an almost three-decade career in the private sector. (He apparently owned two businesses for about three years.)    [more]

City, LAUSD discuss potential pool project

Officials from the City of Seal Beach and the Los Alamitos Unified School District officials are talking about McGaugh Elementary as a possible site for a long-proposed community swimming pool.  “The City’s discussions with the LAUSD are still in the preliminary stages and we will be having further talks to determine if the McGaugh site is suitable for swimming pool improvements,” wrote… [more]

Seal Beach City Council introduces changes to flag rules

The City Council voted unanimously Monday, June 28, to introduce a new set of rules for flying flags in Seal Beach.
But first the council changed some of the proposals recommended by the Planning Commission, leading to a discussion of the number of flagpoles should be allowed and a discussion of  the definition of flagpoles.
The ordinance amending the Zoning Code is … [more]

City Council OKs new bid threshold, related city manager authority

The City Council held a public hearing this week on two issues: the bidding threshold for Public Works and the city manager’s authority to approve contracts on her own initiative. (Technically, this authority would be with or without written contracts.)
No one called during the public comment portion of the hearing.  The council unanimously approved both by … [more]

Seal Beach Crime Log

Saturday, June 5
• Petty Theft—(Priority 3)—Seal Beach Boulevard—8:37 p.m.—Occurring sometime between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m., the reporting person had their bike, a green Nichiki pueblo bike with green accents, stolen.
Sunday, June 6
• Disturbing Party—(Priority 3)—Sixth Street—3:40 a.m.—In the back of … [more]

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