Thanks for Founders Day
On behalf of the 97th Founders Day Committee, I would like to thank the performers, participants, volunteers and sponsors who helped to make our “Hometown Heroes” salute to the Naval Weapons Station a very special event.
First the performers, who included the swinging, Hank Barto’s quartet, the wonderful Oak Middle School Choral Groups directed by Rachel Randeen, John Rush’s fabulous Jazz band,and the powerful Los Al Marching band under the direction of Tom Pollack.
And bravo to Gary Franz, sound man. Special thanks to the Navy, including Commander Paul Werring, who graciously praised our friendly city, Lt. JG Cindy Ely who posted the Seal Beach Navy Cadettes, and the supportive Navy men and women who attended the concert.
Thanks also to the many volunteers, including, Libby Appelgate, Michael Dobkins, Schelly Sustarsic, Marc Loopesko, Elizabeth Kane, the city of Seal Beach, especially, Tim Kelsey, Dana Ingram and Sean Crumby. Other volunteers included Nancey Kredell, Elaine Layne, Perry Watson, Graham, and Lauren Sosenko. And finally a big thank you to our sponsors including the Seal Beach Lions, the 10K Run Committee, the Chamber of Commerce and Coldstone Creamery.
Looking forward to the 98th!
Protect your precious identity
I live in Las Vegas and subscribe to the Sun because I dearly love Old Town Seal Beach and am hoping to retire there in a few years.
I was reading a recent edition of the Sun on my lunch break from my work as an investigator in financial crimes and identity theft for a police department in Las Vegas.
When I read a memorial advertisement about a local man who had passed away, I felt sad for his family and thought it nice for them to request donations towards his children’s future in lieu of flowers—a very nice idea, and very practical too.
But the hairs on the back of my neck stood up as I read that the article included the complete account number and routing number. This is a recipe for financial disaster.
Please never put your personal or financial information in such a public venue.
In this day and age when identity theft and the like are running rampant, all it would take for this family to experience even more loss would be for an unscrupulous person to go to Office Depot, buy a box of check paper and that donation account would be wiped out in a flash.
Of course none of us like to think such people are out there in our own communities—especially in Mayberry By The Sea, but believe me, they are out there.
My case load at work proves it.
Questioning towing company practices
The purpose of this letter is to call into question the actions of the driver from Rossmoor Towing who towed away my friend’s vehicle in Surfside on Tuesday evening, Oct. 2.
Question #1: Does Rossmoor Towing instruct its drivers to hook up the car and tow it as quickly as possible, do not question anyone for confirmation, just grab it and go?
Question #2: Are the drivers allowed to check with, or ask the neighbor next door, who in this case happened to be only 20 feet away from the vehicle to be towed, if that neighbor might know who this vehicle belongs to?
Had the driver in this case taken that initiative, used a little common sense just to be sure, maybe put himself in the shoes of the owner of the vehicle, and walk 20-feet to where I was working on my own car (I was actually under my car), my friend Kevin would not have had to pay $300 to retrieve his car.
I need to clarify that this was all Kevin’s fault in the first place.
Kevin failed to stop at the guard shack when he came in and ask for a current visitor’s pass.
The pass he had was expired. But I was right there, under my car, the lights in my garage were on, he just needed to make the effort and walk 20 feet to ask me. I could have vouched for Kevin, as I have known him for years.
This could have been avoided with just a little initiative on the part of the driver.
Frank S. Herrera
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Thanks for Founders Day