Seal Beach businesses raising money for salon shooting victims
Businesses in the same shopping center as Salon Meritage, the scene of Orange County's deadliest shooting, are donating proceeds from their sales on Monday to the Seal Beach Victims' Fund.
A number of restaurants, salons, spas and professional offices in the Bay City Center, including doctors, lawyers and accountants, are participating. The shopping center is on Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach.
Most of the businesses are donating at least 20% to 25% of their proceeds to the fund, with some others donating much more, said Deb Machen, vice president of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and a trustee for the fund.
Another business, Crema Cafe at 322 Main St. in Seal Beach, will donate 100% of its proceeds, she said. The fund was established to assist the families of the victims of the shooting rampage that left eight people dead and one seriously wounded.
The fund, Machen said, is a central repository for donations, which is being run jointly by the city of Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, and Watson and Associates, the company that owns the Bay City Center.
-- Rick Rojas