What’s in The Sun – January 6, 2022

Pictured, from left, are Seal Beach Lions Treasurer Scott Newton, International President Douglas Alexander and Seal Beach Lion President Stan Sarkauskas. Photo by Ted Apodaca

Lions International president visits Seal Beach

The Seal Beach Lions Club hosted a luncheon on Dec. 29 welcoming Lions Club International President Douglas Alexander of New York. Alexander has been a member of Lions since 1984, as a member of the Brooklyn Bedford Stuyvesant Lions Club.  Despite being based in a small city, the Seal Beach Lions Club has approximately 370 members. One of the reasons Alexander came to visit was to see more about how Seal Beach brings in so many members. The Seal Beach club does not hold traditional membership drives. Instead current members consistently… [more]

New pastor to lead St. Anne’s Catholic church into start of its second century

By Barry A. Kunz and Donald J. Miller – When Fr. John M. Shimotsu was assigned in July 2020 as a parish priest working for the pastor at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Seal Beach, he may not have considered that he would be named the new pastor 18 months later, starting January 1, 2022.
And as the new pastor, he will lead this Seal Beach church and her parishioners at the start of … [more]

Pop-up COVID testing site closes due to overflow

A COVID testing site near the Los Alamitos Youth Center building became so inundated with people seeking tests that the City of Los Alamitos decided to close the site until a more suitable location can be found, officials said on Tuesday afternoon.  Gina Philips, administrative director at the Youth Center, reported her concerns about the proximity of the overflowing COVID testing site to the Youth Center, which serves a highly vulnerable, at-risk  population comprised of the center’s young children and elderly folks coming in… [more]

Local Beaches reopen after sewage spill

The good news—if that phrase may be applied to something as revolting as a multi-million gallon sewage spill—is that our town’s beaches reopened early Monday afternoon., Jan. 3. The spill originated inland and closed beaches in two counties.
State Sen. Tom Umberg told the Sun that the pipe that caused the spill had been scheduled to be replaced in 2022.
“We have an infrastructure crisis right now in California,” he said, adding the state has a budget surplus right now, and the sewage spill is… [more]

Seal Beach Police announce ‘FOCUSED’ campaign for 2022

For 2022, the Seal Beach Police Department wants to remind the community that it is Seal Beach “FOCUSED.”  Seal Beach Police Chief Philip L. Gonshak has released his vision statement for 2022.
F – FIRST ON SCENE. The Seal Beach Police Department is dedicated to responding to every emergency call for service as fast and as safe as possible. We pride ourselves on having the fastest response times available. We will continue to help reduce response times by ensuring our police officers are physically in the … [more]

Author: Los Al TV


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