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California Gov. Gray Davis announces the state faces a record budget deficit. The looming $35 billion shortfall is almost double the amount reported a month earlier during the state’s gubernatorial campaign. [Source: HistoryNet.]


Seth Eaker, prominent in local business and politics, passed away on this date. Highly popular and always upbeat, he was very active in the Seal Beach Lions Club, and a big booster of Seal Beach. [Sources: multiple personal emails.]