July 2009


In the case of a C-17 fuselage, it is huge!  The fuselage was transported Tuesday night (actually the early hours of Wednesday) through Seal Beach along PCH.  One employee of CVS reported that it was so large that the metal was creaking.

The fuselage ended at the Naval Weapon Station where is loaded onto a ship for transport to the east coast.

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This is a lot of fun to watch and it is for a good cause.  All the profit goes to the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.  This is the 14th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals and it is at The Los Alamitos Race track.  First race is at 6:15 P.M.  Parking is free and it is only $3.00 admission for adults and children under 12 are free.  Kids love it.

Don’t forget about the annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday, July 18, at the Community Center, next to the Fire Station.  It is only $5.00 for Adults and $2.50 for children under 12.  Call Jackie Morrison at 562-592-2964 for more info.

Last week, contrary to the desires of Sunset Beach residents, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) voted to put Sunset Beach under the “sphere of influence” of Huntington Beach. This makes it more likely that the unincorporated community would be annexed by Huntington Beach.

On Monday of this week, the Seal Beach City Council directed city staff to come back at their next meeting with a report on annexation of Sunset Beach.

The residents want to remain just as they are, but this appears unlikely.

Greg Griffin, president of the Sunset Beach Community Association, said “100 percent of the people here don’t want to be annexed by anybody. When I asked if your back was to the wall and you had to pick between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, 9 out of 10 people who made a choice, picked Seal Beach. Even though that data was presented to LAFCO, they still put us in the sphere of Huntington Beach.”

Stay tuned.

We’ve seen Main Street add ethnic restaurants recently (Vietnamese, Thai) and now we are getting Sushi.  The former Sweet Berry Bliss is undergoing a transformation that will result Waki Sushi.  According to my friends, Waki Sushi is a “fast food” style food establishment.  The sushi is satisfactory elsewhere so it something that we should all look forward to.

The restaurant won’t open for approximately three months (October time frame).

In related news, the city council capped the number of alcohol permits to 23.  Waki Sushi is number 22 and Pho Basil Leaf is expected to be number 23.

Don’t forget about the “Fish Fry”.  The Lions Club is having their 65th Annual Fish Fry on Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, 19th at the Seal Beach Pier.  It is a lot of fun.