August 2008


There is still a lot going on at the beach areas.  Next weekend September 6 and 7th there is a Arts and Crafts show at the Seal Beach Pier.  It is really different, everything at the show does have to be made by the artist.  The Car show in Belmont Shore is also going on.  Give me a call if you want to see  any Homes  for sale while you are in the area.

We’re getting set for a three day weekend, but wanted to let you know that the Eliminators will be appearing at the Bella Terra mall in Huntington Beach on Saturday, August 30, between 6 and 9pm.

If you enjoyed them at our final Seal Beach summer concert, you’ll enjoy them Saturday.

I wanted to add some more thoughts and results from our last summer concert on the 20th.

What a great time I had at the last summer concert.  I even won the 50/50 drawing.  It was the biggest crowd I ever seen there.  The weather was perfect and still warm even after the concert was over.  Maybe you can find yourselves in some of the pictures I took.  The concerts will return next summer and I am sure they will be just as fun.  I will keep you posted.

Seal Beach summer concert series

My friend enjoying the concert

Seal Beach summer concert series

People enjoying the concert

Seal Beach summer concert series

A large crowd tonight

Seal Beach summer concert series

My friend (everyone selling me a winning ticket is my friend)

I was walking on the Pier the afternoon and they were shooting a Music Video.  I am not sure which one but at first I thought they were making a movie.  I have seen them shoot CSI Miami at the Rivers End Cafe at the end of First Street.  They even brought really big rocks to put at the end of the Jetty.

Making Music Video

Making Music Video

 I learned later that it was Colbie Caillat that was making a video.  This was worth the short diversion in my business day.

I drove along Ocean Avenue to Main Street when I notice a lot of trucks and tents in the parking lot just south of the Seal Beach pier.  I didn’t know what was happening so I parked my car and walked down to find out.

I did not learn much but I did notice that Flying Monkey Films was involved – I don’t know if they were supporting the filming or leading it – but the crew was getting things ready to film two vehicles (a van and a woody) and some action near the van.  There were two performers (one was in a black dress – not normal beach attire) in the area.

If anyone knows what this was for, please let me know by commenting to this blog post.  I’ll check back later.

– Pat (www.pathaleonline.com)

This is just a reminder that the Belmont Shore car show is fast arriving.  Mark September 7 on your calendar.  This’ll be a great time to see vintage cars (vintage in this case is pre-1975) on display along 2nd Street.

See you there!

– pat (www.pathaleonline.com)

According to www.dqnews.com, July sales in California were up more than 12% from June and also up more than 12% from one year ago.  Increased foreclosure resales account for the increase. Here are some statistics for our local area.

In Seal Beach the median sales price was $842K, down 1.5% from one year ago. The average per square foot was $316, unusually low.

For comparison purposes, in the Belmont Shore (we used zip code 90803) the median sales price was $707K, down over 40% from one year ago. The average per square foot was $592.

To see a list of available homes in Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Belmont Shore, and the general area be sure to visit my website at www.pathaleonline.com.

The 2008 Seal Beach summer concert series ended with a surfing concert by the Eliminators.  A ocean front community and the Beach Boys (and the Ventures, Dick Dale, and other surf guitars) are just made for each other.  It was a fun concert. 

The Eliminators are a great concert group.  They have fun and that just eminates through their guitars and drums.  Even Miss Teen Seal Beach enjoyed herself a few feet from the performers dancing with a group of her friends.

Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce and other sponsors for putting the 2008 concert series together.  2009 cannot come quickly enough.

For fans of the Eliminators, we overheard one of them mention to a concertgoer that they are going to be appear at the Bella Terra mall in Huntington Beach during the Labor Day weekend.

July real estate sales figures have been released by www.dqnews.com.  They show an increase (year over year) in number of transactions, and a decrease in the median sales price.  Foreclosure resales represented more than 43% of all resales.

As soon as the figures organized by zip code are available I will post that.  So please come back often to check out those figures for our local area.

If you need anything in the meantime, be sure to contact me through my website at www.pathaleonline.com

I looked through some information on American athletes competing in the Olympics.  I looked for those that showed home towns and residences of Seal Beach.

Haley Ishimatsu (platform diving).  Now lives in Indiana.

Although she missed the final 8, she did a great job for her first Olympics.  Haley expressed positive statements about 2012.  Go Haley!

Adam Wright (water polo).  Scored two goals recently to put the American team into the semi-finals.

Do you know of any others?

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