Seal Beach

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Bingo for Charity! 320 Main Fifth Anniversary and Bike MS Fundraiser Monday, Sept. 15

    What are you doing Monday night? 320 Main in Seal Beach is celebrating its fifth anniversary of being rescued from a dank shot-and-beer hole in the wall, and owners Jason and Rebecca Schiffer are celebrating with $5 appetizers and $5 cocktails. Matt "Rumdood" Robold and I are riding our bicycles f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    3 DUI Defendants Arrested in Courthouse Sting as End-of-Summer Enforcement Continues

    See Update No. 5 at the bottom of Page 2 on a courthouse sting involving people with licenses suspended due to DUI. Update No. 4 revised DUI arrest results during the end-of-summer crackdown. Update No. 3 is on a DUI task force sweep. Update No. 2 has opening weekend DUI arrest totals. Update No. 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    OC Animal Care Sued for Allegedly Putting Down Too Many Healthy Pets

    The county is mum over a Seal Beach animal rescue nonprofit's $2.5 million lawsuit that alleges OC Animal Care euthanizes healthy cats and dogs too quickly.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Affliction, City of Seal Beach and Salon Meritage Victim Families Team Up for Memorial Event

    Paul Caouette, whose father was the last victim in the worst mass slayings in Orange County history, has involved himself in the campaign to build a memorial to the eight who lost their lives in Seal Beach that fateful October 2011 day. But when it comes to being the driving force behind raising fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Eat This Now: Everything at Rocharin Thai Bistro

    OC doesn't have its own Thai Town, but this doesn't mean that we don't have great Thai restaurants. It only means that the ones we have are scattered throughout our fair county--the proverbial Easter eggs waiting to be found. Some of the greatest--Coconut Rabbit in Los Alamitos, Sutha Thai in Tustin ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 24, 2013

    Hey, Nice Nails! Now!

    [Trendzilla] Sisters Donne and Ginny Geer of Seal Beach take on the world with their nail salon

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Irvine Joins Anaheim, Placentia and Buena Park in DUI Checkpointing Saturday Night

    The Irvine Police Department just announced a DUI checkpoint Saturday night at Jamboree Road and Birch Street.This is the first of eight such ops the department has scheduled in coming months.

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    One Battleship Opens on OC Screens While Another Heads for Waters Off Seal Beach

    Peter Berg's $200 million alien action movie Battleship, which has already earned back $215 million internationally, opens nationwide today.But you can see a real battleship off Seal Beach.Without the aliens. Presumably.Oh, and that's three miles off Seal Beach.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Three New Restaurants Open In Huntington Beach

    ​There's a been a flurry of new restaurant activity in Surf City lately. I've noticed three to be exact. Here's a quick rundown:Pizza Lounge takes the place of a departed Beach Pit BBQ at 301 Main Street (Suite 107) and is the sister of the Pizza Lounge in Laguna Beach. Along with the usual sus ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Seal Beach Hair Salon Shooting: 5 Ways to Help

    ​Much attention has been focused on why the gunman killed eight people and wounded another in the worst mass shooting in Orange County history. Much less attention has been focused on the victims who were left behind. These are the hair stylists, other staffers and clients inside Salon Meritage in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    [UPDATED with Conviction:] John Hines, Long Beach Fire Captain, Guilty of DUI Hit and Run of Cyclist

    ​UPDATE, SEPT. 6, 2:59 P.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines pleaded guilty today to severely injuring a cyclist in a mid-day hit-and-run crash while driving with a blood alcohol level of .24 percent, three times the legal limit. The 38-year-old Huntington Beach resident accepted a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Poet Gerald Locklin Talks About How Lady Gaga is in his Reading Routine, the Bukowski Connection and OC as 'Sand Beach'

    Henry Denander​Poetry readings are boring. And I'm not just saying that as a guy whose sole exposure to the genre was a force-feeding of Maya Angelou in community college. Nope, I actually read -- and try to write -- the stuff and even I think most of these gatherings are really great if you aresu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Jason Michael Elliott Accused of Giving 3 Women Sexed-Up Massages; More Victims Sought

    ​Authorities are seeking possible victims of a masseur who worked throughout Orange County and is facing charges of sexually assaulting three women while working at Massage Envy in Seal Beach. Jason Michael Elliott, 28, of Seal Beach, could get eight years and eight months in state prison if conv ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    [UPDATED with Arraignment:] John Hines, Long Beach Fire Captain, Arrested for Felony Hit and Run

    ​UPDATE, MAY 3, 9:36 A.M.: Long Beach Fire Department Capt. John Hines turned himself in to an Orange County court this morning on a $250,000 arrest warrant and was to be arraigned immediately on felony drunken driving and hit-and-run charges that could keep him in state prison for nearly seven ye ... More >>

  • Food

    April 14, 2011

    There's Something About 320 Main

    Cameron Diaz eats at this Seal Beach stalwart, and so should you!

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    This Week In Food: New Forker, Taco Bell Fake-Beef Allegations and Hungry Monkeys Go Wild!

    Flickr user Phillie Casablanca​The big story in the OC food world was the $5 million class-action lawsuit against Taco Bell alleging the chain sells fake beef, but other, better things happened this week. After the jump!

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Yuzu Blossom at 320 Main, Our Drink of the Week

    Tobin Sharp​This week's adventure found me at the popular Seal Beach watering hole, 320 Main, a place where the mixologists take the creation of cocktails very seriously.

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011

    Rx Bandits

    House of Blues

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Tustin, Cypress, La Habra, Costa Mesa, Dana Point and Garden Grove Hold DUI Checkpoints Tonight, a Bunch More Follow Through the Holidays

    ​Update, December 17, 2:46 p.m.: Irvine Police announce a DUI checkpoint for Saturday night (weather permitting). Details on next page.Update, December 17, 12:11 p.m.: Two more DUI checkpoints will be held tonight, in Seal Beach and Huntington Beach.The Seal Beach operation runs from 6 tonight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Gabe Gordon of Beachwood BBQ, Part Two

    Photo by Todd Barnes​ Today we continue our Q&A with Gabe Gordon, chef and owner of Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Stay tuned for a recipe from our chef tomorrow. If you missed the first part, click here. What show would you pitch to the Food Network? I don't really watch the Food Network, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Gettin' Made: Bag a New Purse This Weekend in Seal Beach

    If you're looking for something to do this weekend, make sure to check out the Seal Beach Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. While you're hanging out at the festival taking place near the pier, be sure not to miss Seal Beach artisan Seth Wegter's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Joshua Miller of 320 Main, Part Three

    Photo by Meg Strouse​For our final installment of On The Line with Chef Joshua Miller of Seal Beach's 320 Main, the man shares a recipe. Missed the first or second part of our interview? Click here and here. Otherwise, read on.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Joshua Miller of 320 Main, Part One

    Photo by Meg Strouse​People come to 320 Main in Seal Beach to sip the stiff drinks owner Jason Schiffer mixes and chomp the steaks that Chef Joshua Miller sears. We wish we could do a profile on both; but for this feature, Chef Miller gets the stage as he answers our silly questionnaire. Stay tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Seal Beach, Saying Enough is Enough, Wants BP/ARCO to Remove Contaminated Soil

    David Falconer/National Archives​After three decades of trying to end contamination from a gasoline station leak in Seal Beach, the City Council has voted to direct BP/ARCO to dig out the tainted soil.The company was asked 25 years ago to do something about the contamination at PCH and Fifth Stree ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 10, 2010

    Play Time!

    [Summer Guide] From archery to volleyball, your alphabetical primer on getting off your butt this summer

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    Stand by Me

    Bay Theater

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 6/3

    Film: Reservoir Dogs, 6 p.m.Quintin Tarrentino's classic tale of a bank robbery gone bad. It's bloody, violent, loud, full of cursing and the soundtrack is fabulous. Bay Theater - Seal Beach, 340 Main St., Seal Beach, CA; 562-431-9988The Underground Lounge, 10 p.m.As our fabulous Clubs Editor, Vick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 5/4

    Film Screening: 10, 8 p.m.Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews and Bo Derek star in the 1979 film that made braids and bathing suits go together so well. George, a middle-aged screenwriter, kinda stalks a blonde beauty while on his honeymoon, only to learn that his infatuation isn't exactly what he dreamt of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Shooby Dooby, It's a New Ruby's

    At the Irvine Spectrum, according to this post here on the OC Metblogs. Personally, I've become re-acquainted with the chain's terrific burgers, ever since I moved to Seal Beach and can easily walk to the one at the end of the Seal Beach Pier.....

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    To Do Tonight 12/8

    Film screening of A Hard Day's Night, 6 p.m.Beatles mania all over again.Bay Theater - Seal Beach, 340 Main St., Seal Beach, CA 562-431-9988Annual Xmas Party and Customer Appreciation Night, 9:30 p.m.Christmas time is here. Drinks and laughs and cheer.The Gypsy Lounge, 23600 Rockfield Blvd., Ste. 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    To Do Tonight 12/3

    Carnival of Animals, 6:30 p.m.Robert Kapilow, composer and conductor leads a chamber orchestra. Not balloon animals.Cerritos Center, 12700 Center Court Dr. Cerritos, CA800-300-4345 Orange County Mormon Choir Christmas Concert, 7 p.m.The crowd may be slim due to Prop 8 boycotts, but at leas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008
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    July 25, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 7/25-7/27

    Jack's Bad Monkey, Friday 9:30 p.m. Bring bananas. Harp Inn 130 E. 17th St. Costa Mesa CA 92627 949-646-8855 Whos Bad—the world's #1 Michael Jackson tribute band, Friday 8:00 p.m. The one-gloved wonders. House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim CA 92802 714-778-2583 Senior Patriots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    To Do Tonight 6/25

    JOHN SOLONE’S TRIBUTE TO SINATRA, 6:30 p.m. Luck be a lady. Piccolino Ristorante Pizzeria 28731 Los Alisos Blvd., Ste. 3 Mission Viejo CA 92692 (949) 380-7261 SCREENING: ANNIE HALL, 8 p.m. The odd couple: Diane Keaton and Woody Allen Bay Theater - Seal Beach 340 Main Street (340 Main Street) Seal ... More >>

  • Articles

    September 20, 2007
  • Food

    September 28, 2006

    Grub Guide

    Tasty morsels from the county's best damn dining guide

  • Food

    May 18, 2006

    Grub Guide

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  • Food

    May 11, 2006

    Grub Guide

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  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Cazadores Straight Up

    Mexicos best tequila woos American hearts, livers from Seal Beach

  • Food

    June 2, 2005


    This week in the coast

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Food

    June 6, 2002

    Hidden Treasure

    Cafe Lafayette worth looking for

  • Columns

    May 30, 2002

    Giving People What They Love

    The Girl ranks OCs least annoying beaches

  • Food

    October 11, 2001

    Little Dublin

    Seal Beachs battle for the blarney heats up

  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Seal Beach

    Little Dublin

  • Culture

    July 12, 2001


    Dick Loderhose's immense organ keeps an era alive

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    There Goes Peter Cottontail

    Leisure World declares war on wabbits

  • Features

    October 28, 1999
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