What’s in this week’s Sun – December 9, 2021


Parade chair recaps Christmas Parade 2021

The chair of the 2021 Seal Beach Christmas Parade called the Friday, Dec. 3, event a success in a recent email. “We had big crowds, good weather and a huge helping of holiday spirit,” wrote Scott Newton of the Seal Beach Lions Club, primary organizers of the event.
“A total of 79 entries with over 2,200 participants walked down Main Street and finished before 8:30 p.m. More than 200 volunteers worked the event.”   According to Newton, 14 judges selected the following winners… [more]

Police chief on department measures officers take to protect McGaugh Elementary

By SBPD Chief Phil Gonshak — While the details of the Oxford High School shooting in Oxford, Michigan, are still unfolding, we are all deeply disturbed by the actions of that cowardly suspect. May the families and friends of all the victims find some solace in knowing that even in our small town of Seal Beach, California, we are wishing justice be served swiftly.
Please know how much it means to us that all Seal Beach residents have entrusted our police department with their child’s protection, whether in school or not. Undoubtedly, the safety and welfare of all … [more]

Seal Beach officer to call it a 34-year career

Seal Beach Police Officer Eric Tittle will retire this month, concluding 34 years of law enforcement service, according to a social media post by a Seal Beach resident. Lt. Nick Nicholas, public information officer for the SBPD, confirmed this week that there would be a presentation in Tittle’s honor at the Dec. 13 council meeting.  Seal Beach resident Mark Loopesko went on the Nextdoor platform to ask residents to send their respects to Officer Tittle to … [more]

Local man helping launch JWST

In just over 12 days, NASA, in conjunction with several other entities, will launch the James Webb Space Telescope. The JWST is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, but is considered more of a space observatory.
   The JWST has revolutionary new technology That will allow it to study cosmic history. It will not only be able to provide new insight to our galaxy, but also to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe. Its infrared telescope will be able to … [more


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