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Sen. Janet Nguyen, DA Rackauckas

host LW scam protection workshop

In an effort to enhance consumer protection and give residents tools to protect themselves against scammers, Sen. Janet Nguyen and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas will visit Leisure World to host a consumer protection workshop called “Protect Yourself Against Fraud.”

The workshop will be held at 6 p.m. on May 3 in Clubhouse 4 and is only open to residents of Leisure World or visitors explicitly invited as guests by a Leisure World resident.

“Scammers continuously devise new and sophisticated ways to steal critical information and money from unsuspecting residents. The only way to combat these unscrupulous individuals is to stay informed of their new tactics and methods,” said Sen. Nguyen. “I am proud to partner with District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to provide the residents of Leisure World with important information and tools that they can use to protect them and their pocketbooks.”

The topics covered in the Consumer Protection Workshop will include but not be limited to:

• Phishing scams

• Phone scams

• Mail scams

• Charity scams

In addition to providing residents with insight and recommendations, workshop attendees will receive information and resources on where to report these types of fraud.

“These crooks unscrupulously target seniors because they have saved their money and are often trusting. These criminals not only steal money, but destroy security and dreams. While the Orange County District Attorney will continue to aggressively prosecute these fraudsters, prevention is key. Thank you Sen. Nguyen for helping to arm seniors with this valuable information,” said Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas.

National Parks Week starts with free admission

From April 21-29, the National Park Service joins with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to celebrate America’s treasures. Parks across the country will host a variety of special programs and events. National Park Week is a time to explore nature’s beauty. The theme for 2018 National Park Week is “Park Stars,” celebrating everything from starry skies to superstar volunteers, park features, and resources. Parks, programs, and partners nationwide invite people everywhere to explore stories, experiences, and sites that brighten the National Park System and public lands.

On April 21, the National Park Service will have a Fee Free Day with free admission to any one of the more than 400 parks available every day. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.

To search for parks in the state and find out ways to participate in volunteer programs, visit

Pool renovation is topic April 25

The Golden Rain Foundation will host a town hall meeting to give a presentation and solicit resident opinions on replacing, renovating and/or enhancing the community’s 1960s-era pool facility. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on April 25 in Clubhouse 4.

Cookies, water and coffee will be available.

The presentation will include a review of the current status of the pool area, a look at possible alternative locations and time requirements for replacing vs. renovating the facility.

The GRF Board will take all comments into consideration and looks forward to beginning the journey to replace or modify this treasured LW amenity.

The town hall will be followed by a community questionnaire in an effort to hear from a majority of shareholders.

In its commitment to keep LWers informed every step of the way, a second town hall will be held in September to update residents on questionnaire responses.

Park Service to raise admission fees

Last week, the National Park Service unveiled a new plan to hike entrance fees at national parks. The proposal calls for raising fees at many national parks by around $5 in the next year, with some seeing an additional increase in 2020. The new plan will apply to the 117 national parks that charge fees, not to the two-thirds of national parks that do not have entrance fees, the agency says.

The entrance fee for the Grand Canyon, the nation’s most popular park that charges an entrance fee, will climb by $5 to $35 per vehicle starting June 1. An annual pass for the Grand Canyon will climb by $10 to $70, according to the park service numbers.

The original proposal, unveiled in October, called for more than doubling peak-season admission at 17 popular parks to $70.

Increased revenues will help the Park Service address almost $12 billion in backlogged maintenance projects, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The new plan will raise about $60 million in additional revenue per year, he said.

Food distribution is today at CH 4

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be today, Thursday, April 19. Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,287 a month for one person; $1,736 for two-person household; $2,184 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).

People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. People who help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.

CAPOC will have a representative there to help people with applications for its program and for the separate Cal Fresh benefits, which are food stamps.

People over 55 who don’t receive SSI will qualify if they meet the following income guidelines: $2,010 per month for one person; $2,708 for a two-person household. Bring an ID, Social Security card, proof of income and rent receipt to apply for food stamps.

Drug take-back day is April 28

On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Seal Beach Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring pills for disposal to the Main Gate. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous.

This year Ralphs has partnered with the Seal Beach Police Department to provide staff to assist in the collection.Pharmacists from Ralphs Pharmacy will be on site to answer health-related questions people may have about their medications.

All information discussed will be kept confidential.

This initiative addresses a vital public health and safety issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website at

Pet registration forms available at Stock Transfer

by Nancy Ray

Stock Transfer Manager

Per Pet Policy 7501, Article II, pets must be registered with the Stock Transfer Office before they are brought onto the Mutual premises. Further, pet registration and licensing must be updated on or before Dec. 31 of each year. The Mutual Pet Registration Form can be picked up at the Stock Transfer Office. To complete the registration, include the following:

• Requirements for dogs: City of Seal Beach Pet License, proof of spay or neuter, proof of dog’s inoculations, proof of liability insurance, and proof of dog’s weight.

• Requirements for cats: Proof of spay or neuter, and proof of liability insurance.

People who are renewing a currently registered pet in the Stock Transfer Office do not need to complete a new form, but they must provide current liability insurance documents and, for dogs only, a current City of Seal Beach Pet License.

If a pet has been registered and is no longer in the unit, notify Stock Transfer. It is important to have current information so Stock Transfer can alert emergency responders when there are pets in the home. For more information about registering pets, call Stock Transfer at 431-6586, ext. 339, 346 or 347.

LW Dines Out

Finbars Italian Kitchen and Naples Rib Company alternate Monday night dinner service in Clubhouse 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Naples Rib Company is in LW on the first and third Mondays of the month. Finbars Italian Kitchen will be here on the second and fourth Mondays. Finbars will serve April 23 (see page 11 for the menu). There is no dine-out service on the fifth Monday, April 30.

Finbars does not require reservations. Dinner will be served between 4:30-6 p.m.

Reservations are required by phone or email for Naples. For specific ordering information, see the restaurant menu, which is printed on the first page of the Arts and Leisure section in the LW Weekly. Menus are also sent out via LW Live!, GRF’s real-time email service.

For more information on the GRF-sponsored restaurant service in LW, call the Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 326 or 398, or email

Other dining options include Taco Tuesdays hosted by Koffel’s Food Truck at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, and Domino’s Pizza Thursdays at the same location at 3:30 p.m. Special orders and deliveries can be accepted by calling the pizzeria at 493-2212.

For more information, call the GRF Recreation Department at 431-6586, ext. 326 or 398, or

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watch your step

by Jim Breen

Margaret Miller of Mutual 8 was surprised to get a call from VISA last week from a woman with a “very pleasant, almost perfect voice.”

The resident was told that some “out-of-the-ordinary” activity on her credit card was observed last week that needs to be discussed. She said that “someone” had used her credit card number to charge more than $600 in airline tickets.

“Check your card, you still have it, don’t you?” asked the caller. When Miller said she did, the caller said there was a mix-up and asked for the numbers on the card “so we can straighten this thing out.“No, actually I have a better idea,”
said Miller. “Give me the number and I will check it against what you have.

“Give me a minute to look it up,” she said.

After a few seconds, the woman hung up, defeated. Yet another scam that didn’t work on a Leisure World resident.

It turns out that Miller had not used her card in months, and it had a zero balance.

The call was identical to several others made in LW over the last few weeks.


The following is verbatim, the contents of a robo-call I received last week by cellphone from an Irvine number.

“Hello this is Lisa, calling you today about your credit car account,” she began, this woman with enough enthusiasm in her voice to make you want to dance.

“Oh, there’s no problem with your credit because after all, you are a valued customer,” she went on. “In fact, I’m willing to offer you a major price reduction on all future purchases you make. I’m sure you want all the details, so just press the “1” button on your phone.

Rumor has it that those buttons would enable the caller to use his new victim’s number to call anywhere in the world.

At the risk of sounding rude, residents and others would be best served to delete the call immediately, even before Lisa finishes talking.

Have you been the victim of a scam attempt? Send details to Jim Breen at the email address above or call 431-6586, ext. 387, Wednesday- Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary Ladies of Leisure World Unit 327, most of them grandmothers, watched children of all ages honored for their courage at the military child appreciation luncheon held last week at the Joint Forces Training Base.

April has been designated as “Military Child’s Month” and several service organizations came together in appreciation of the youngsters’ bravery.

The kids have lived living in many strange environments as their parents are transferred from one location to another.

About 300 children and their parents,who selflessly served their country, came from as far as San Diego and San Bernardino to take part in the celebration.

The collaborative talents and creativity of Sally Fowler and Jean Sudbeck of the LW Auxiliary provided an impressive dessert table together, just something a grandma would do.

The USO offered a face and hand painting table, and the kids enjoyed displaying their new body art. Pizza and pumpkin and fruit pies were enjoyed

Each child was given a special coin hidden in a handshake, a symbol of appreciation for their sacrifice.


Memorial Day festivities begin at 11 a.m. and will feature patriotic music, American Legion riders, flags, songs, and Jim Gauderman a speaker from the Iowa Naval Warship.


The Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Recreation Department, is offering Veterans Honor Banners for sale. Banners will be posted throughout the community on trust streets and may honor current or former GRF members in good standing.

The name used will be the full legal name, used on the stock certificate of Golden Rain Foundation or Mutual 17 deed.

The banner will also include the mutual and military branch under which the person served.

The cost is $125. Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis while the limited supply lasts.

The banners will be displayed for Memorial Day.

Those who have previously purchased a banner can opt to pick it up from Recreation or donate it and have it redisplayed.

Orders may be placed with Tommy Fileto by email or at the Recreation office in Building 5, lower level.

Senior Smart Driver

AARP will offer the next Senior Smart Driver refresher class from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, May 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

To qualify for the four-hour class, residents must have completed an eight-hour class within the past three years, and their insurance company must agree to their eligibility.

The classes teach defensive driving to adults 50 or older.

Residents should bring valid driver’s licenses, AARP  membership cards and a check or money order only for $15 or $20.

Cash will not be accepted.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Christina Turkowiak at 431-8038 between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday- Friday only.

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outside the wall

By Les H. Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus

To help recognize the 10th anniversary of this Outside the Wall (OTW) column, last week I had the privilege of addressing and thanking members of the GRF Communications Committee and Executive Director Randy Ankeny.

As members heard “Advocacy is not Politics,” it is democracy in its finest form.

As the residents know what, happens in Sacramento does not stay in Sacramento: It impacts the quality of life for the residents of Leisure World.

After a successful and exciting 40 years of walking the halls of the state capitol, I retired and relocated to Leisure World.

My career was successful because I represented clients who believed in grassroots advocacy. I am always reminded how privileged we are to enjoy one of the most important freedoms found in the state and federal constitutions. “Congress shall make no laws abridging the freedom of speech.”

The state constitution guarantees that every person may “speak, write and publish his/her sentiments on all subjects.” Without this valued right, citizens would be unable to freely petition the government for redress of their grievances.

As the Supreme Court has said, lobbying is a constitutionally protected right.

When I moved to LW, I recognized that the size and diversity of the residents give them a unique advantage to influence elected officials through a grassroots advocacy program.

In 2018, I presented my ideas to the committee and received unanimous approval to launch this OTW column.

Whenever I ask for grassroots support , the residents, their families and friends respond by contacting their legislators. It worked, and the bill on the Caregiver Fraud Protection Act passed and became law.

Always remember, ”No One is as Strong or Powerful as All of Us.”

Remember When

Editor’s note: Remember When is presented by the Leisure World Historical Society. Help make history live, tell your story, donate memorabilia, join the Historical Society. For more information, call Linda Johnson, vice president 493-9898 or visit the LW Museum in Clubhouse 1.

April 20, 1978 – “Lions and Lady Lions Meeting is a First” was the headline in The News. The Lions service organization and Lady Lions held their first joint luncheon, and it was a success.

April 21, 1988 – The Portapak Club’s program for the month was a collection of Fred Cooper interviews. The Portapak Club, which was the name of the early Video Producers Club, filmed interviews between Cooper and the stars of the Amphitheater shows. The interviews were then broadcast on the local cable channel.

April 16, 1998 – “LWers respond to walk-a-thon in positive way” was the headline in The News. There was an outpouring of support for the Golden Age Foundation walk-a-thon, the first to be conducted by the GAF to raise money for community projects.

JUST A COMMENT: The HS Museum is open from 2-4 p.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information,go to

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Publications Manager.

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: Two-hundred-fifty (250). Letters should be typed and delivered to the Golden Rain News by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

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GRF Board of Directors Agenda

Clubhouse Four

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

6:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call

3. President’s Comments

4. Announcements/Service Awards

5. Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update

6. Shareholder/Member Comments

Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b.).) Time limits, per speaker, are limited to:

• 4 – minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers

• 3 – minute limit per speaker, 16- 25 speakers

• 2 – minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers

7. Consent Calendar – Approval of Board Committee Meeting Minutes

8.Approval of Minutes

a. March 27, 2018

9. Reports

a. Los Alamitos Medical Center Advisory Report

b. Management Services Review Ad hoc Committee Report

c. Strategic Planning Ad hoc Committee Report

10. New Business

a. General

i. Reserve Funding Request – Administration Building: Elevator

ii. Capital Funding Request – Mission Park: Concrete

b. Architectural Design and Review Committee

i. Main Gate: Bench, Refuse Receptacle Replacement

c. Communications

i. Rescind Policy 2850-36, Display Advertising Commission

d. Finance Committee

i. Accept March Financial Statements

ii. Approve CDAR Purchase

iii. Approve CARE Lease

iv. Approve Lease Renewal, RV Club.

e. Mutual Administration Committee

i. Rescind 7730, Member’s Personal Records

ii. Adopt Policy 1001-30, Glossary of Terms

f. Physical Property Committee

i. Reserve Funding Request – Amphitheater/News Building: Exterior Paint

ii. Reserve Funding Request – Clubhouse Four: Interior Paint (Ceramics, Arts and Lapidary Rooms.

iii. Reserve of Operating Funding Request – Clubhouse Four: LED Lights (Ceramic, Art & Lapidary Rooms.

iv. Clubhouse One: Interior Paint (approved Clubhouse Revitalization Funding.

v. Rescind Policy 5512-70, Bidding Procedure

g. Recreation Committee

i. Operating Funding Request – Golf course Tree Pruning

ii. Mission Park Revision

iii. Amend Policy 1202-50, Clubhouse Membership

iv. Amend Policy 1401-50, Outside Buses

v. Amend Policy 1403-50, Commercial Use

vi. Amend Policy 1405-50, Literature-Community Facilities

vii. Amend Policy 1471-50, Display of Trophies

viii. Amend Policy 1511-50, Dissemination of Information

11. Staff Reports

Director of Finance’s Report – Ms. Miller

Executive Director’s Report – Mr. Ankeny

12. Board Member Comments

13. Next Meeting/Adjournment

Tuesday, May 22, 10 a.m., Clubhouse Four

GRF Committee Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Conference Room B is located downstairs in Building 5. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:

Friday, April 20 Roundtable with GRF/Mutuals

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, April 20 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Monday, April 23 Video Subcommittee

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 Town Hall Meeting -Aquatic Center

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Thursday, April 26 Security, Buses, Traffic Committee (special)

Conference Room B noon

Friday, April 27 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings

Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:

Thursday, April 19 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, April 19 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m.

Monday, April 23 Mutual 8

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, April 26 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, April 27 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.


Mary Tromp confirmed as new club president

Leisure World Democratic Club President Mary Larson resigned from her position shortly after calling the April 4 board meeting to order. She intends to remain on the board, as the immediate past president.

Larson, a lifelong social justice activist, became president of the LW club in September 2015. Under her leadership, membership in the club has grown to a robust 200 members. During her tenure, she ensured that the club work closely with the Democratic Party of Orange County and involved members of the club in the Democratic Party candidate endorsement process for the first time ever. Larson is a professional editor with strong skills on the computer, so it is no surprise that she promoted the establishment of a website, newsletter, professional email and social media. She masterfully managed the club’s voter outreach campaign. The club has thrived under her leadership, and she now turns the office over to Mary Tromp.

Incoming President Tromp is a naturalized citizen from Canada. She earned her master’s degree from Cal State, Long Beach, in statistics. Tromp is currently serving as treasurer not only for the LW Democratic Club, but for the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and for the Humanist Association of Orange County. She has wide ranging political interests and brings a multitude of strengths to the position. The club extends her a hearty welcome.

Get to know other club members in an informal setting with the club’s popular “Lunch Bunch” program on April 26 at 11 a.m. Call Bev Emus to RSVP, 296-5586.

The club’s voter outreach campaign includes canvassing, a mailout and making phone calls. Volunteers are needed. Those interested in joining others to reach potential voters should call Laura Wilson, 760-6660, or email for information or to sign up to walk and/or make phone calls.

The club is staffing a voter registration table on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in front of the Leisure World Library from 1-3 p.m. In addition to registering to vote, residents can change their ballots to vote by mail in the June 5 Primary election and/or change their party affiliation. The next opportunity is on April 26.

Information about club membership can be found on the website, by calling Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816, emailing: or by attending the next membership meeting on April 18 at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.


New policies will be enforced beginning May 1

Effective May 1, 2018, Mutual 2 will begin enforcing violations set forth in the Policies effective in January 2018.

Parking violations will be ticketed immediately and do not get a warning.

Other violations such as remodeling without permits and climbing on the roof will have a warning letter sent the first time and then a fine will be issued if the problem persists.

There is an appeals process. Anyone who believes the ticket is unfair can appeal and a committee of three Mutual 2 Board members will meet with the defendant and make a final decision.

The Mutual 2 Board of Directors wants to be sure everyone has been advised of the enforcement date beginning on May 1.

For more information, call your director.


Landscape Council meets on April 20

The Landscape Council will meet April 20 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 5, Conference Room B.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Dessie Underwood, entomologist, professor and interim chair for the Department of Biological Science at California State University, Long Beach, and director of the Stream Ecology and Assessment Laboratory

Dr. Underwood conducts ecological studies on insects and their kin in a variety of habitats. Bring a magnifying glass to this session to better examine the specimens she will bring.

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Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Fourth Sunday of Easter on April 22.

The First Reading is Acts 4:8-12; Responsorial Psalm: 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29; Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-2; Alleluia: John 10:14; Gospel: John 10:11-18.

Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.

Confessions are on Saturdays and Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m.


A Bible study group meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. Come and join any time at the parish rectory.


The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meets every Wednesday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Come and join any time at the Parish rectory.

Say the Rosary and Divine Mercy every Monday and Thursday at 3 p.m.

For more information, including the weekly bulletin, visit

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone for weekly services for all ages at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach.

Sunday services are at 10 a.m. in English and 1:45 p.m. in Spanish

For more information, call (714) 526-8233, or visit the website at

LW Baptist

Leisure World Baptist Church invites everyone to clubhouse 4 this week. Sunday School begins with Bob Simons reaching  at 8:40 a.m.

Conversation and coffee time from 9:20-9:45 a.m. The morning service begins at 9:45, with all singing the call to worship “Yesterday, Today And Forever.”

The choir selection is “The Way of the Cross Leads Home.”

Congregational hymns include; “Stand Up for Jesus,” “They’ll Know We Are Christians” and “God Will Take Care Of You.”

Choir director Em Schoon-hoven will sing “Jesus Gives Me a Song.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon will play the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from Hebrews  chapter 13:1-4 is titled “God’s Family, Love, Hospitality, Compassion.”

The the Women’s Bible study begins at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

Wednesday deacons meet at 2 p.m. on April 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The Energizers meet at 3.

For further information, call 430-2920.

Assembly of God

The sounds of familiar gospel songs from members of Assembly of God Church emanate from the Clubhouse 3 Lobby every Sunday beginning at 6 p.m.

This gathering of people from various local churches select their favorite hymns and listen to special music.

On Sunday,that will be followed by a short devotion by Pastor Sam Pawlak.

Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will lead the singing, with assistance from Marge McDonald and Norma Ballinger at the organ and piano, respectively.

Additionally, special music will be provided by Dean Brown, who, with his late wife, led the Good News Family Ministries for many years.

Dean is an accomplished soloist and will accompany himself on the banjo.

At the conclusion of the one-hour service, fellowship time is planned, when food will be shared.

At the 10:30 a.m. service in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, Pastor Pawlak will be speaking on, “The Abiding Christ.”

It will be the next-to-last segment in the series, “Who Is This Man Called Jesus?”

Hymns, announcements and offering will follow.

Sunday prayer meetings begin at 10 a.m. and at 5:15 p.m.

The fourth chapter of II Corinthians will be taught at the Bible study at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, led by Pastor Pawlak. Discussion is encouraged.

Redeemer Lutheran

Pastor Gil Moore’s sermon on Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church is titled “Salvation is Named!” The reader will be Karen Merkel and the prayer leader, Jerry Brady.

The choir will sing “Jesus, Shepherd Us.”

The altar flowers will be provided by Ella Aasen in memory of Bertha Vander Molen.

The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour in Fellowship Hall.

Devotions will be held today, Thursday, at 4 p.m. at Seal Beach Health and Recreation Center.

The outreach group meets at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in the conference room. The finance committee group gathers at 2:30.

A grief support group, led by David Berg, meets in the conference room at 10 a.m. Fridays and is open to everyone.

The Wednesday Bible class, led by Pastor Lynda Elmer, meets at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Members are studying Scripture lesson supports for the statements in Luther’s Small Catechism. Everyone is welcome.

The congregation website is available at

The Respite Center offers adult day care on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For further information, to register or volunteer, call 596-1209.

first christian

At a recent Missions meeting at First Christian Church, attendees learned of the outreaches throughout the world that the church is a part of.

From Burma to South Korea, from Indiana to Long Beach, it provides everything from medical supplies to goats and chickens, and most importantly the good news of Jesus Christ.

Elder Jack Frost will teach Bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday and is currently in the book of Genesis.

At 9:30 a.m., the hospitality room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski as co-hostesses.

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in “Pass Me Not,” “My Jesus, I Love Thee” and “What A Day That Will Be.” The Communion hymn will be “Are You Washed in the Blood?”

The choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing“These Are the Days of Elijah.”

Pastor Humes will present the Communion meditation and service.

For the offertory, Rhonda Sandberg will play “We’ve a Story to Tell the Nations.”

The Praise Team will sing, “Go Ye Therefore, and Teach All Nations,” followed by Pat Kogok who will read from the Gospel of Matthew 9:35-38.

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes’ message will be “Harvest Time” from Matthew 9:18-38.

Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and on Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes, both beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Calvary Chapel Bible Study Group meets in this chapel on Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Pastor Phil O’Malley.

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office on Monday or Friday, between 9-11 a.m., for further information,call 386-0091.

St. Theodore Episcopal

St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church holds its Sunday worship service in the Sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 13564 St. Andrews Drive.

Sunday, April 22 is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The service of Holy Communion Rite II begins at 12:15 p.m. The Rev. Reese Riley will be the celebrant.

A coffee hour follows the service.

On Wednesday, April 25, the Rev. L isa Rotchford will celebrate Holy Community at 11 a.m. in the chapel, which is located at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-B.

Theodore’s Episcopal Church can be contacted at 430-8619.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, April, 28 in Clubhouse 4.

Another lesson in Buddhism will be discussed by Ven. Joyful Heart from Desert Zen Center.

He presents Buddhism in a simple way, how to suffer less and become happier.

All are welcome so invite friends, family and neighbors.

Community church

Community Church’s Sarah Circle Bible Study group will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in the Fireside Room.

The group is led by members Mary Maness and Kelly Frankiewicz. All women in Leisure World ate invited to attend.

Members meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Pastor Don Roe will offer a “Think thru” on Thursday, April 26 from 10:30 a.m.-noon in the Fireside Room. Title of the study is “Out of Loneliness, New Life.”

The session will be an extension of the April 10 class, “Understanding Loneliness.”

Pastor Roe elected to offer another session exploring the topic in greater depth.

It isn’t necessary to have attended the first session. Everyone is invited to attend.

The church will receive new members into the congregation Sunday.

Pastor Roe will preach the sermon, “Reverence for the Natural World.” The Scripture lesson is Genesis 1:1-2:3.

Mary Granger will serve as lay liturgist. Worship services begin at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments and coffee in Edgar Hall.

Congregation Sholom

All are invited to help members of Congregation Sholom celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Salad will be served and a make your own potato bar will be available. Cost to attend is $5.

Services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes.

Maya Unger, an Israeli citizen, will give a talk on life in Israel. For more information contact Lisa Brass at (714) 390-4213 or

A bagel-and-cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

It will be followed by Shabbat services with Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes from 9:30 a.m.-noon and a dairy/potluck Kiddush lunch and study, noon-1:15 p.m.

The walking group leaves Clubhouse 3 (in front of the lobby) at 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays.

To provide a ride to services or to get one, call (714) 642-0122.

salvation army

Lt. Col. Michele Lescanso of the Tustin Ranch branch of the Salvation Army (SA), will be the guest speaker when the Home League meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 23, in Clubhouse 4.

Michelle and her husband, Major Lee Lescano, have served as officers in the organization for 30 years.

Michele was the corps officer of the Tustin Ranch Corps in Orange County for 20 years and served in various other capacities for the SalvationArmy.

Greeters for the evening wil be George and Millie Westmoreland.

Hostesses will be Aline Kerr and Tina Craig.

beit halev

Rabbi Galit-Levy Slater of Beit HaLev has completed the new online prayer book for Shabbat morning services.

It is a compilation of morning prayers, blessings and meditations modeled after the Reform prayer book, “Mishkan Tefillah.”

The Friday night prayer book is an original Beit HaLev creation that has been used recently.

Both prayer books are used during services on Shabbat Shalom LIVE!, livestreamed on

Services are simulcast on, but the online prayer book can only be shared on the Livestream website.

Friday services can be accessed at 6 p.m. and Saturday services at 10:30 a.m.

The Torah reading for this weekend is Tazria and Metsora, Leviticus 13:4-14:32.

Beginning Prayer Book Hebrew classes will start on Wednesday, May 2, at 2 p.m.

A discussion class on Pirke Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) will follow the Hebrew class the same day at 3 p.m. A donation of $5 per lesson is optional.

There will be a cost for books, which will be provided by Rabbi Levy-Slater.

Contact her for information on Shabbat Shalom LIVE! To enroll in classes call 715-0888 or 439-2680.

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Cribbage Club

Janet Wade had the high score of 838 in Cribbage Club play on April 10 at the Clubhouse 1 courts.

She was followed by Kent Davidson, 835; Julie Milburn, 833 and Al Bonnema, 827.

Jean Wilson had six games of 121.

Members celebrated Scott Boeger’s birthday with chocolate cake and ice cream that he provided. Ruth Depuy brought a jar of peanuts.

Potsy Frank and Margaret Smith served.

Members bid farewell to John Loasby, who is moving to Stockton to be near his family.

Members meet at noon on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. There’s always room for new players. Play usually ends by 3:30.

Partners are not required. Players are requested to arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

To learn to play cribbage, call Patti Smith at 242-4674, and she will arrange for lessons for one hour before the games begin.

tournament Poker

Bill Clawson won his second final table of the year on April 7 in Tournament Poker Club play in Clubhouse 6.

His pair of 10s beat Susan Dodson’s pair of fours. Third- place finisher was Linda Stone, followed by Nancy Park, Lucy Starkey, Edward Gass and Nancy Jordan.

Clawson, who has been with the club since its inception, has now won the final table 10 times.

Now retired, he worked for the city of Long Beach. His hobbies include pool and poker.

Glenda Saunders won high hand with a straight flush. Second high hand was held by Bette Sargent with four queens.

Starting at 10 a.m. on May 5, Frank DePalma will instruct beginners in poker basics.  Non- members who attend will receive five free 50-50 tickets for the tournament that day.

The club holds tournaments on the first three Saturdays of the month.

For more information, call President Wendy Wu at (714) 366-0940.

Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners April 16: Julia Troise, 11,610; Oscar Moya,10,390; Irene Perkins, 10,290; Jim Kaspar, 10,140. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.


Monday Bridge Club winners April 16: Jan Craven, Emily Moubassaly, Gail Barrera. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. Bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Mary Nell Clark, 296-8570.


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners April 14: Joan Taylor, 11,090; Jim Kaspar, 10,270; Richard Van Wasshnova, 9,900; Nancy Wheeler, 9,450. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.


Saturday Social Bunco Club winners April 14: Most buncos: Kathy Rose. Most wins: Tie between Jean Cochran and Dolores Ruiz. Most babies: Rita Fuejo. Most losses: Marie McGuire. Door prize winner: Sue McBride.The next meeting is April 28 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 1 p.m. Due to the demand for tables, a 1:30 p.m. arrival is advised. Play begins at 2 p.m. The club meets the second and fourth Saturday of the month. For more information, call Doris Dack, president, (714) 356-0443.


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners April 14: N/S: Fred Reker-Larry Slutsky; Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Sharon Beran-Joan Tschirki; Monica and Paul Honey. Winners April 13: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Verna Burns; Ted Cooper-Marlene McIlroy; Judy Cook-Jenny Ernest; Betty Jackson- Diane Sachs; Jean Kato-Barbara Harris. E/W: Ellen Kice-Russ Gray; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki; Sue Fardette-Marilyn McClintock; Jane and Jerry Reid; Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson. Winners April 7: N/S: Jeanette Estill-Ann Croul, Alan and Barbara Olschwang, Sibyl Smith-Verna Burns, Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre. E/W: Diane Sachs-Marilyn McClintock, Judy Jones-Al Appel; Joyce Henderson-Dalia Hernandez, Jerry and Jane Reid, Joyce Basch-Cookie Pham. March 31 winners: N/S: Robert and Pat Adam, Verna Burns-Howard Smith, Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz, Betty Jackson- Diane Sachs, Joyce Basch-Joan Berg, Jean Kato-Barbara Harris. E/W: Sue Fardette-Fred Reker, Ellen Kice-Russ Gray, Paul Chen-Cookie Pham; Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For information on how to play or join the club, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898 0669. The spring pizza lunch will be held tomorrow, Friday.


Friendly Pinochle Club winners April 12: Amy Kasuyama, 11,640; Joe Capa, 11,200; Ruth Bonnema, 10,640; Sal La Scala, 10,560. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For  more information, call (310) 968-9509.


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners April 12: N/S: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Verna Burns; second in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Howard Smith; third in Strat A, first in Strats B and C: Ron and Gene Yaffee; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Harshad Vora; fifth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Christine Frumen-Norma Krueger; sixth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Bill Dilks-Barbara Wallace. E/W: First in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Diane Sachs; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Russ Gray-Fred Reker; third in Strat A: Verna Becker-Joan Tschirki; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Paul and Monica Honey; fifth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Bud Parish-Sue Fardette; sixth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B, first in Strat C: Joan Berg-Joyce Roberts; second in Strat C: Judy Percer-Sally Fenton. Winners April 9: N/S: First in Strats A and B: Bettyanne Houts-Melanie Smith; second in Strats A and B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; third in Strat A: Midge Dunagan-Dorothy Favre; fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B, first in Strat C: Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; fifth in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Fay Beckerman; sixth in Start A: Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; fourth in Strat B: Howard Smith-Juliane Deluccio; second in Strat C: Jane Gibbons-Ellen Kice. E/W: First in Strats A and B: Eileen Kotecki-Jeanette Estill; second in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Rob Preece; third in Strat A, second in Strat B Monica and Paul Honey; fourth in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; fifth in Strat A: Judy Jones-Hank Dunbar; sixth in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Lavonne McQuilkin; third in Strat B: Chie Wickham-Alan Olschwang; fourth in Strat B, first in Start C: Paul Chen-Sandra Schlosser; second in Strat C: Sylvia Kaprelyan-Russ Gray. Games are played Monday and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations and pay fees. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698, for Thursdays call Cookie Pham at 431-6453. With a maximum of 18 tables available, players without reservations should arrive by noon and check in with the director of the day; they will be accommodated on a first come first served basis if there is space. Players needing a partner should arrive by noon and check with the club manager; every effort will be made to find a partner. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon and 1 p.m.


Best Time Monday Night Bunco Club winners from March 26: Most buncos: Tie between Joyce Ingram and Susie Ralston. Most wins: Dolorie Turner. Most babies: Tie between Peg Szumitaand Linda Aloha. Most losses: Nancy Floyd.Door prize winner: Rita Firejo. The next game will be played on April 23. Games are played at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. For more information, call Gail Levitt, 596-1346.

shuffleboard club

The Patriots will face the Puck Masters at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Shuffleboard Club play at the Clubhouse 1 courts.

The first-place Hot Shots have 9-1/2 points in the standings, followed by the Puck Masters, 7 points; and the Patriots, 5-1/2.

In the game played April 13, the Hot Shots edged the Puck Masters, 10-8.

All game winner for the Hot Shots was Al Bonnena.

All game winner for the Puck Masters was Anita Giroud.


The next monthly luncheon will be held Friday, April 27, at Ruby’ Diner in Long Beach.


New officers will be installed at the May 2 meeting in Clubhouse 1. Doughnuts and coffee will be served. Social hour begins at 9:30 a.m. The meeting starts at 10 a.m.


The Sue Mader Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. on May 4 at the Clubhouse 1 courts.

The first 24 people to sign in will play. Everyone will play three games.


To join the club or try out the game, practices are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays during the league season at the shuffleboard courts behind Clubhouse 1.

For more information, call Anita Giroud at 240-5375.

– Dave LaCasccia

Bowling Club

Spares Are Good swept Very Striking on the final day of the Leisure World Bowling League season to win the title by a halfgame with a whirlwind finish.

Three weeks ago, Spares Are Good was 7-1/2 games behind Very Striking. The only close game was the first one, when Spares Are Good won, 570-555.

Ron Marcus of Very Striking picked up the 4-7-10 split and bowled a 205.

Danny Bigelow had games of 214 and 219 and a 614 series. Congratulations to Gracie Hastings, Paula Hute and Bigelow.  They finished second last year and came back to win it all in 2018.

Just Lucky, last year’s champion, finished third, winning three games from What Us Worry as Mike Schaeffer had a 234 game.

Shirley Dohrman was high for the ladies, bowling 192 and 200 as We Can Do It Too swept Friendly Foes.

This week is the season-ending sweepstakes, where teams and individuals try to bowl their best and win some money.

Women golfers

Fifty-three members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and birdies on April 10 at the local course.

Fourteen birdies were made.

A: Low gross: Helen Yoon, 28. Low net: Hae Lee, 23. Birdies/hole: Helen Yoon, 6; Hae Lee, 2; Devora Kim, 1; Theresa Lim, 2; Soo Choi,7; Yvonne Yim, 2; Jane Song, 2.

B: Low gross: Janice Turner, 29. Low net: Tie between Young Yoon and Soonja Min, 22. Birdies/hole: Anne Walshe, 1; Joan Meyer, 7; Soonja Min, 4.

C: Low gross: Hailee Yang, 32. Low net: Kay Hong, 23. Birdies/hole: Mary Lancaster, 8; Dorothy Favre, 2.

D: Low gross: Tie among Sharon Van Otterloo, Jean Ferrari and Joyce Bizzell, 36. Low net: Evelyn Scherber, 25. Birdies/hole: Jean Ferrari, 2; Joyce Bizzell, 5.

Chess Club Puzzle

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate.


Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets from 2-6:30 p.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Free lessons for beginners.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Bd3.The white Bishop moves from h7 tod3. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.


Weekly health, exercise classes

Ageless Grace

The eight-week program is offered on Mondays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Class dates in the current program are April 23 and 30, May 7, 14 and 21 and 14 and June 4 and 11.

The chair-based exercise program addresses 21 aging factors that strengthen the core to improve flexibility, balance and mobility. The cost is $5 a class.

For more information, call Carol Costello at 596-3927 or visit

Feeling Good Exercise

Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays, with Sarah Grusmark, and Thursdays with Katie Sellards. The fee is $3 a class.  People of all fitness levels are welcome.  For more information, call Cathleen Walters at 598-9149.

Movement for Medical Qigong

Qigong classes are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, except the fourth Thursday of the month, when the class is held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, also from 9-10 a.m.

For more information, call Catherine Milliot at 760-4545.


Chair classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The cost is $5 a class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises.

Mat classes meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Those who attend should bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided.

For additional information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214

Stick, Qigong, Tai Chi Club

Stick exercises, qigong and tai chi chih classes are held from 9:15-11 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call Joann Mullens at 596-3936.

Beginning Yoga

Classes are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and at the same time on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

Bring mats. The fee is $5 a class.

For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.


Classes are offered Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 Lobby,

Thursdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The fee is $5 per session.

For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.

Monday Intermediate Yoga

Classes are offered each week from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; fee: $5 per session.

For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda teaches students to free the mind and spirit using laughter and slow and steady flow of tai chi movements.

For more information, call 430-7143.

Chair Exercise

Classes are offered from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1.

Classes are for men and women at all fitness levels.

For more information, call 493-7063.

Leisure Leggers

The Leisure Leggers, the walking and running club, meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30-to-60-minute walk and to train for local races.

For more information, call Tom Pontac, president, at 304-0880.

Health Care Center

Negar “Lily” Zakeri, a registered dietitian will be the guest speaker from noon-1 p. m. Thursday, April 26, at the Health Care Center (HCC) Conference Room.

The title of her talk will be “Nutrition Therapy for Congested Heart Failure.”

The presentation is part of the dietary lecture series offered at the HCC.

Zakeri received a masters of science degree in nutrition and dietetics at California State University, Long Beach.

CHF occurs when the heart can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.

The weakening of the heart’s pumping ability causes:

• Blood and fluid backs up into the lungs

• Fluid buildup in the lower extremeties, called edema

• Tiredness and shortness of breath.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 795-6204 .

impaired vision/hearing

Dr. Rudolph Haider, a gerontologist, will be the guest speaker when the Impaired Hearing and Vision Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Dr. Haider, former medical director at the Health Care Center, will discuss ear care.

He will cover diseases of the ear and how to help hearing impairment.

New members are always welcome.

Annual dues are $3.

– Sandy Esslinger

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Reservations are not needed. Sugar-free desserts offered on request. Suggested donation, $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079.

The Los Alamitos senior lunch and bread program offers the same menu from 11:15-11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday, at the Los Alamitos Youth Center, 10909 Oak St. Suggested donation: $3-$5 for seniors, $5 for people 59 or younger. For reservations, call 430-1073, ext. 526. The month’s menu is posted on bulletin boards in each clubhouse.

Monday, April 23: Spinach casserole, romaine salad with red wine vinaigrette, wheat crackers, apple crisp.

Tuesday, April 24: Egg drop soup with salt-free crackers, Thai chicken salad with dressing, wheat roll, mandarin orange.

Wednesday, April 25: Holly Farm chicken drumsticks, Mexican rice, Brussels sprouts, canned apricots.

Thursday, April 26: Fettuccini and roasted butternut squash with feta cheese and basil, Cobb salad with ranch dressing, bran muffin, regular and diet trifle.

Friday, April 27: Macaroni and cheese, four-way salad mix with red raspberry dressing, fresh melon.

Volunteers are needed at HCC

Residents are needed to serve as volunteers to work two-hour shifts during the week at the Health Care Center.

Shifts are from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1- 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, but the schedule is flexible.

Volunteers can take a regular shift or be on call in case another volunteer is unable to work.

The HCC is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-noon, and 1-4:30 p.m

Volunteers are often the first to greet patients and visitors and help them get to where they need to go.

Some volunteers also assist HCC staff members by taking blood pressure readings and staffing the welcome desk.

For more information about volunteering at the HCC, call 795-6285.

Wa-Rite Club

Melinda Lee was crowned loser of the week at the April 13 meeting of the Wa-Rite Club. She lost 1-1/2 pounds, which is considered to be the healthiest way to lose weight, in small amounts.

Extreme amounts, such as five-seven pounds in a short period of time, usually winds up coming back.

Danette McCloud presented a program on protein bars, which are plentiful on most store shelves. Many of them are not much better than candy bars, but there a few good ones.

Member Karen Punches will present a program at the tomorrow’s meeting titled “Health Recipes.”

 Wa-Rite is a support club for women to lose excessive weight.  Members are weighed every Friday.  Annual dues are $10 per year and penalties are handed out for weight gains.

Members meet from 9-10 a.m., Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins begin at 8 a.m. To join the club, ask for Carol Chambers. Two free visits are allowed.

For more information, call Margaret Humes at 296-5834.

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LW Dance Classes and Clubs

The following is a partial list of dance classes and clubs available in Leisure World:

•A Time to Dance Club by Joseph: Ballroom dance group lessons are held the second and third Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Waltz is taught at 11:45 a.m.; tango, 1-2:30 p.m.; $5 per session. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor. No experience is necessary. Men and women, including beginners, are welcome. Classes, $3, are taught by Mel Lockett. For more information, call Lynn R. Heath at 296-5588.

•Dance Club: Ballroom and Social dance classes are held Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Beginning/intermediate salsa is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m., followed by intermediate East Coast Swing, from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per class or $10 for both classes. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. For information, call instructor Jeremy Pierson at 999-1269. He has 20-plus years of professional dance experience.

The club sponsors tap dance classes on Thursdays at the Amphitheater stage. Beginner tap is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and advanced, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Joyce Basch, tap dancing since she was 9 years old, will teach rhythm tap and “the old soft shoe” dance steps. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per class. For more information, contact Joyce, 598-1988 or Write “tap” in the subject line.

•Dancing Feet Club: Ballroom and line dancing are held in Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Sunday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Guests may bring drinks and snacks. There are 50/50 raffles. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.

•Dancing for Fun: Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (first Tuesday is in Clubhouse 4), 4 and 5 p.m.; $6 per class; two classes, $5 each; extra help is available at 6 and 7 p.m., 446-0302.

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays and the third Tuesday of the month in Clubhouse 2. Young-Ah Ko is the instructor. For more information, call (310) 658-0379 or 296-8068.

•Fun Exercise Line Dance Club: Intermediate line dance meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C; membership, $10 a year. For information, call Suzanne Ahn, 810-1614.

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes for all levels on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m., Clubhouse 6, Room C; more advanced dancers attend the Friday class (taught at a faster pace) from 1-3 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Newcomers need general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, inquire in classes.

•Hui O Hula: Beginners meet on Mondays from 10-11:15 a.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6, followed by an intermediate and advanced class. The Tuesday class starts at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 252-9676 or email

•International Folk Dance Club: Learn easy line and circle dances from around the world at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Beginners are welcome.

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Get exercise and learn line dances from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Members dance to popular favorites for the first half-hour and then learn newer, mostly beginning, dances for the last hour. Instructor is Takako Mitchell. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Rumba and gaucho tango with Argentine styling will be taught on Mondays in Clubhouse 6. Fox trot starts at 2 p.m.; salsa/mambo, at 3 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call instructor Richard Sharrard at 434-6334.

•Leisure World Cloggers: Advanced and intermediate students meet at 8:30 a.m. and beginners at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays on the Amphitheater stage. For more information, call 598-9974.

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club:The club hosts themed dances with a potluck on the first Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Bolero is taught from 9-10 a.m.; nightclub two-step, from 10-11 a.m., on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor. Dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays for a class upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Velvetones Jazz Club Dance: The big band plays dance music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month in Clubhouse 4.

•Zumba Club: Stef Sullivan teaches the class with dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cha-cha, raggaeton, Cumbia, Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop and disco. Classes, $3, are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Classes are held in Clubhouse 6, except the Thursday class, which meets in Clubhouse 3.

GRF Movie

“Seabiscuit,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in Clubhouse 4.

Seabiscuit was a champion thoroughbred racehorse in the United States. A small horse, Seabiscuit had an inauspicious start to his racing career, but became an unlikely champion and a symbol of hope to many Americans during the Great Depression.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture 2003.

A great American story based on the inspiring true story of three men—a jockey, a trainer and a businessman—and the undersized racehorse who took the entire nation on the ride of a lifetime. This breathtaking film achievement is “a must-see moviegoing experience” and “a flat-out great movie!”

Some scenes and language may offend some viewers.

Finbars Italian Menu

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Clubhouse 1 every other Monday to serve dinners that include the appetizer of the day, a green salad with a choice of dressings and three entrée options, ranging from $13-$15 (tax included). Dessert and soft drinks are available for an additional charge. Dinner service is from 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not required.



Mini meatballs in a slow-simmered tomato sauce


Lasagna, $13

Meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, herbs, romano, ricotta, mozzarella, bolognese, marinara, Sunday gravy

Chicken Piccata, $14

Fresh chicken breast cutlets sauteed in a lemon, butter, garlic, caper, and white wine sauce. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables

Teriyaki Salmon, $15

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice.

Good News Singers to perform

“Jesus is the Answer” is the theme for the upcoming Good News Singers concert on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The songs are all about Jesus Christ and the wonderful salvation he brings to mankind.

The choir will sing “Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone,” “Draw Me Close to You” and “Here I Am, Lord,” plus such upbeat songs as “Let’s All Go Down to the River,” “Your Name is Great,” “When I Think About Jesus” and “The Jesus Revolution.”

Nancy Maggio will sing “Majesty,” and Carmen Edwards will perform “Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man.”

Soloist Lorna Miller Kaplan will sing the beautiful “Via Dolorosa,” Pat Kogok will sing “End of the Beginning” and Anita Ragole, “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked.” Jerry Tester, accompanied by Andre du Somme on guitar, will perform an arrangement of his own called “A Meditation on Jesus.”

The Spiritones, founded and directed by Nancy Maggio, will sing “Ride the Chariot,” and Dorothy Kane and Janet Ray will perform Dorothy’s arrangement of “No, Not One/What a Friend.” It will be an afternoon of inspiring music with something for almost every taste and preference.

Immediately following the concert, a full, free meal will be served to audience members. There will also be a free gift bag with some nice surprises inside for everyone.

Arriving early is a good idea for those who want to get a good table.

Come on out and enjoy the fun, the food, the free gift bag, and the great fellowship.

Community Sing meets on Tuesday

The Leisure World Community Sing will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, in Clubhouse 1. People who want to be part of the 3-minute-only Opening Acts should come at 6 to sign in with the leader/emcee, Leila Claudio. Bring sheet music for the pianist.

Leila will lead the audience sing-along until 7:15 when she will introduce her half-time guest, Carmen Edwards.

On April 10, Opening Acts began with Don Horning singing “Sonny’s Dream,” accompanying himself on guitar.  He was followed by Martin Rozendaal singing “I Want to Hold Your Hand”; Betty Ballen, “My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time” (a capella); Byong Choi, “Serenade” (in Dutch); and Bob Barnum, “All By Myself,” (accompanying himself with his Boom Touch machine. Anita Ragole finished up with “People Will Say We’re in Love.” Then she led the flag salute and “God Bless America” before leaving the stage.  The club’s wonderful  pianist, Pat Kogok, accompanied three of the soloists.

Ethel Carter was the leader of the evening. She led group singing until she introduced her half-time guests, Ben Berg, who sang and played the piano, and Dutch Vankerckhoven on bass guitar.

The outstanding duo made toes tap as they performed “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Jenny, Jenny, Jenny,”  “Long Tall Sally,”  “I Got a Woman,”  and “Great Balls of  Fire.” The audience clapped enthusiastically and cheered loudly for these lively entertainers.

After half-time, Ethel wrapped up the group singing and ended the musical evening with “Kumbaya.”

Thanks to pianist Pat Kogok, stage manager and book lender, Bob Barnum; and Clarence Hoffman, sound technician.

GRF Weekly Dance

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

Linda Herman will play mixed ballroom on April 21.

The GRF Recreation Department asks residents and their guests to adhere to the following rules:

• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1.

Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane.

• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to prepare the space for the next day’s groups.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.

• Clubhouse lighting and audio visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian, according to the instructions they have been given.

• People should sign in, either as residents or guests. That is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of the bands.

Square Dance Class

A square dance class is held weekly on Mondays from 7:30-to 9:30 p.m. at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove. Experienced dancers are welcome to help support students.

There is a singles rotation so everyone can dance. For more information, call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250.

Community Karaoke meets Wednesday

“I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair” sung by Erika Greenwood had the Community Karaoke audience laughing at last week’s event. Walt Bier and Margie Thompson started the night with “All I Have to Do is Dream,” and Ken Harpham dedicated “You’re My Best Friend” to his wife, Bunny. “Elvira,” sung by Culley Eaby, got a dozen people line dancing in the aisles. Ren Villanueva did a swell “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and Leila Claudio sang “Sabor a Mi” in Spanish. Bev Adams sang a popular tune from the ‘60s , “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.” Everyone appreciated lots of songs from the 1950s-70s, ballads, catchy tunes, country and showtunes. All the karaoke singers did a fine job trying to please a growing and wonderful audience.

Thanks to the people who bring cookies for snacks with the coffee.

Practice karaoke songs in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday. Karaoke parties are on Wednesdays starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is welcome.

Authorspeak is coming to LW Library

Authorspeak!, hosted by the Leisure World Library, will welcome memoir writer Lee Livingston from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, April 25, on the library patio. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

“In the Rearview Mirror: A Road Trip into the Heart of Another Country” is a nostalgic look back at “America of the Big Heart.” It was 1961, before the deaths of JFK and MLK, before Vietnam, and two carefree 18-year-olds hitchhiked across a country of wide-open highways and wide-open people.

IndieReader calls their adventure out of adolescence into the beginning of responsibility “A must read not only for the baby boomer generation, but great commentary on friendship, mental illness and, ultimately, the road toward redemption.”

Livingston was born in Los Angeles and spent his early childhood in New York City and most of his school years in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Claremont Men’s College in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in literature.

He finally completed his MFA in theatre arts from UCLA in 2005. He was a vice president/creative director at Grey Advertising in Los Angeles.

Since 1980, he has been running his own commercial film production company in Los Angeles.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

Genealogy Club presents program on Spanish patriots

The LW Genealogy Club is pleased to present Letty Pena Rodella, past president of the Orange County Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR).

The LW Genealogy Club general meeting, open to everyone, will be held from 10 a.m. until about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social time and refreshments start at 9:30 a.m. Rodella’s topic is “Spanish Patriots during the American Revolution, Are You a Descendant?”

Letty will present background history of the involvement and the contributions by the Spanish government and  Spanish patriots to the Continental Congress and George Washington’s Army during the American Revolution.  She will name notable Spaniards who played important roles in assisting the colonists in their fight for independence.

The Genealogy Club also features a dedicated research library located in Clubhouse 3, Room 10 (just off main lobby).

It’s is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.

All are welcome to visit.

LW Bike Group plans rides

The Leisure World Bicycle Group meets on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at the North Gate Entrance at 8:30 a.m.

The DWP has provided an easy-access bike trail just outside North Gate to the San Gabriel River Trail. The group rides to the Seal Beach Pier where people can opt for coffee and/or breakfast available at nearby restaurants before returning to Leisure World.

The ride is flat and about 10 miles round trip at beginner-plus speeds. No one gets left behind.

For further information, contact Mary Romero at 810-4266 or

The club also hosts longer Saturday bike rides that require a bike carrier to transport bicycles to beginning destinations. The April-May schedule is as follows:

April 28: Santa Ana River Trail east from Riverdale Avenue, 20 miles

May 12: Huntington Beach State Park, south to the Wedge, Newport Beach, and back, 15 miles

May 26: Santa Fe Dam to San Gabriel River and back, 17 miles.

For information on Saturday bicycle rides, contact Dorothy Ferrington at 357-4320 or

LWSO tickets can be had for a discount

Jeannie Berro of Mutual 2 is accepting a limited number of people into her long-standing Discount Season Ticket Group for the 2018-2019 season of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. The concerts are on Saturdays at 8 p.m. at the Long Beach Arena. Seats are in Center Loge,  Section 111. Carpools will be arranged.

The dates are Oct. 6, Dancing in the Streets: A Symphonic Tribute to Motown; Dec. 22, Holiday Pops!  with the Long Beach Camerata Singers; Feb. 16, 2019, Tango Caliente! Fiery Tango classics with award-winning Argentinian dancers; March 23, Faith:  A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of George Michael, biggest hits from his solo career as well as with his group Wham!; and May 4, Cirque Musica Presents: “Heroes and Villains,” featuring a classical repertoire, popular sci-fi pieces from movies, comics and TV and spell-binding Cirque acrobatic performances.

See for subscriber-only benefits, including free lost ticket replacement and flexible ticket exchanges, and a dining discount card.

The price is $78 for five tickets. If Berro can’t get enough people to maintain the group discount,  she  will consider splitting a season ticket between two people. Purchase soon for best seats still available in second and third rows. Call her between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at 598-6294.

Quilting Bees to host luncheon

The Leisure Quilting Bees annual spring luncheon fund raiser will be held on May 16 in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch is served at noon.

For tickets, $20, contact Lisa Quient at (949) 584-2884. In addition to lunch, the ticket price includes six raffle tickets. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the luncheon for $1 each or $5 for six.

Copper class is Friday

A copper class by Carol Levine will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, April 20, in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4. The class will cover enameling and etching.

Tickets on sale for Theater Club’s C/W night

Tickets for the Theater Club’s annual spring country western evening featuring dinner, a show and dancing to Terry Otte and Abilene are now on sale. People can buy them on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-noon in the Little Theater. Tickets, $15, must be pre-purchased. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The fund raiser is set for May 4 in Clubhouse 2 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for this event are usually a last-minute sell out with a waiting list, so it is advisable to buy early. As the ramp to the Little Theater is difficult for some people, Taylor White will make special arrangements for people to pick up their tickets. Call 596-6358 for more information.

This year’s show, called “A Night at the Chuck Wagon,” will feature picnic foods including chili dogs, hot dogs with all the fixings, potato salad, coleslaw, vegetable tray, chips, lemonade, iced tea and cookies for dessert. Following dinner will be a fun-filled depiction of a mountain momma who takes her two daughters to town to try and marry them off.

Music by Terry Otte and Abilene will top off the evening.

Lapidary Club Class

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club is offering an “Introduction to Glass Fusion and Slumping” from 9:30 a.m.-noon on May 14 in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4. Learn the basics of glass fusion and slumping, a technique in which glass is shaped into molds at high temperatures. A materials fee of $10 is payable at the class. Sign-up in the Lapidary Room; limit of six students per class.

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LWer receives Heritage Hero award from Assemblies of God ministries

Leisure World resident Richard Ryals was honored by the Southern California Network of the Assemblies of God Adult Ministries, which carries the name, 2nd Half Ministries Department, as one of their 2018 Heritage Heroes on March 20.

The annual awards presentation took place at the Orange County Christian Center Church in Santa Ana. Twelve of Richard’s friends from the Leisure World Assembly of God Church accompanied him to witness this honor.

The presentation is given each year to one person from Assembly of God churches within a network of churches that covers an area from Chula Vista to Fresno.

The Heritage Hero award is for that individual who has, for many years, lived a dedicated life of service to his/her church.

A beautiful framed certificate was presented to Richard as a proclamation was read in his honor. Several facts that help comprise the award were cited by the state directors of Senior Adult Ministry, Rev. and Mrs. Paul Grasser of Victorville, California.

“Richard and his wife began to serve a new church plant in the Bay area of California before relocating to Hanford, California, where they responded to any beck and call that was needed by the pastor, the church, or any member of the church for the better part of 20 years,” Rev. Grasser stated.

It was also revealed that, after retiring and relocating to Leisure World in Seal Beach, Richard became fully involved with pastors Joe and Carolyn Prettyman.

Even after losing his loving wife, Richard never slowed a step using his special skills in woodworking and carpentry to build the pulpit that is used today and making several beautiful wooden name plates that hang above the entrances of numerous LW residences.

Richard’s present pastor Sam Pawlak said, “Richard only made one mistake through the years, he bought a truck and is often the first person called when anyone needs something moved or picked up.”

Pastor Pawlak also said, “If you could look up Heritage Hero in the dictionary you might find the picture of Richard Ryals.”

The Leisure World Assembly of God Church is extremely proud and thankful to see Richard Ryals named Heritage Hero for 2018.


Bingo played on Sundays, CH 2

Bingo games are played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.

The American Legion will host games on April 22.

Complimentary refreshments are served.

The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays.


Safe drinking water is topic tomorrow

How to remove unhealthy deuterium from drinking water is the topic Keith Bague will present at the Sunshine Club meeting, tomorrow, April 20, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

If time allows, he will show how to attach photos to text messages to emphasize a point and to add the Uber app to smartphones or computers for transportation needs.

Bague has been a Leisure World resident for eight years and has worked in the computer field for 45 years.

Arrive a few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save the Earth” program that started about five years ago.

There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.


Replace expired decals at CH 5

Expiring resident decals are replaced in the satellite Security Office, downstairs in Clubhouse 5. Bring a resident ID card, valid driver’s license, current car registration and insurance card when applying.

Decals are issued 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, unless the weather is damp.

GAF meets on April 25, 2 p.m.

The Golden Age Foundation Board will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 25, at 2 p.m. in the Administration Building Conference Room.

All members of the Foundation are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.

Make plans for Mother’s Day brunch

The GRF Recreation Department will host a special brunch to honor Leisure World mothers on Saturday, May 12, in Clubhouse 4 at 11 a.m.

The elegant brunch will feature a gourmet egg and sausage strata, strawberry filled crepes, freshly baked pastries, and fresh fruit. Sparkling cider and orange juice will accompany the repast with infused water and coffee.

Classical harpist Peggy Skomal will entertain.

As a special treat, a complimentary family photo will be available.

Now is the time to save the date and drop hints to family members who would like to treat mom. Mothers may want to treat daughters too, and both are welcome, so plan to attend the day before Mother’s Day.

Tickets are $22 and may be purchased by contacting Recreation at or by calling 431-6586, ext. 326.

Used vehicle sale is on April 28

On the fourth Saturday of the month, shareholders/members have the opportunity to sell used motorized vehicles in the Administration Parking Lot between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Saturday, April 28.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes, and scooters may be sold. The owner or representative does not need to be present, but is allowed to display a single “for sale” sign no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches on the vehicle, to include a phone number.

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public is not able to sell at the events.

For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

LW Angels Day

‘Take me out to the ballgame’

The Recreation Department is planning another Leisure World Day at Angel Stadium for residents and their guests, on May 16. The Angels will take on the World Series Champions, Houston Astros, starting at 6:40 p.m.

Don’t miss an opportunity to see the Angles new phenomenon Shohei Ohtani, who had a perfect game for six-plus innings in his first pitching performance in Angles Stadium and hit three home runs as a designated hitter in three consecutive games during the same week. He is currently the Las Vegas odds pick for Most Valuable Player honors.

Also see Angels’ star Mike Trout, the American League (AL) 2012 Rookie of the Year, a six-time Major League Baseball All-Star and the AL MVP in 2014 and 2016.

Interested parties should come to the Recreation Office, located in Building 5, lower level to make their purchase. With people sensing spring is now in the air, sales are expected to be brisk, so don’t delay.

Tickets will be pre-sold at the Recreation Office for $35, which includes transportation. A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50, and a ball cap may be added for $3. Participants need to complete a release form, also available at the Recreation Office.

For more information, contact Cindy Maiden at 431-6586, ext. 326, or email


Town Hall meeting planned April 29

The Mutual 1 Board of Directors will host a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 1 for Mutual 1 shareholders only. Bring GRF ID cards for admission. Refreshments will be provided.

Continuious bus service will be available on Thunderbird Drive, St. Andrews Drive and Annandale Drive from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Shareholders do not need to be at a designated bus stop just along the street and signal to the driver.

Mutual 1 shareholders are invited to bring questions and concerns.


Get tickets now for performance

The GRF Recreation Department will host a trip to the La Mirada Theater on April 28 at 2 p.m. for a matinee performance of the classic musical, “South Pacific.”

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s epic musical romance is making its La Mirada Theatre debut.Although well-known for its extraordinary score – “Some Enchanted Evening,” “Younger Than Springtime,” “Bali Ha’i,” “There’s Nothin’ Like A Dame,” and “A Wonderful Guy” – South Pacific is also a deeply felt drama. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in a foreign culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. Don’t miss it here, in all its melodic glory!The tickets, $60, include bus fare. Seating is in the balcony. Upgraded orchestra and wheelchair accessible seating may be purchased at an additional cost.

To reserve seats, act quickly and be prepared to pay when making the reservation. All forms of payment are accepted.

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office in Building 5, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays.

For further information, contact Cindy Maiden, at or call 431-6586, ext. 326.


Club meets on April 26, 1 p.m.

Concerned Shareholders of Leisure World Club will meet on Thursday, April 26, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Topics for discussion will be:

1. New Monument Sign

2. Building of the new Mission Park

3. New Aquatic Center

4. Mutuals changing of Governing Documents

5. Open Discussion


Mozart piano concerto featured

The Korean American Music Appreciation class will meet at 9:30 a.m. today, April 12, in Clubhouse 4.

Ken Chong will illustrate classical music using Wolfgang Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, First and Second movements,Jacques Offenbach’s work for cello, “Jacqueline’s Tears,” and Samuel Barber’s violin concerto.

Robert Chung will conduct members’ favorites and oldies following the presentation.

The KACMA class is conducted in Korean. All are invited. The KACMA promotes fellowship through interpretation, appreciation of classical music, including symphony, operas and by attending concerts.

For more information, contact President Kathie Park, 598-6292; program chair Robert Chung, 387-7377; or publicity chair Yoon Soo Park, 431-3036.


Women’s Sing-A-Long celebrates sixth anniversary

The Leisure World Korean Women’s Sing-A-Long began six years ago. Five original members are still involved and welcome everybody who loves to sing to join them on the first, second and third Wednesday of the month in Clubhouse 4 from 2-3:30 p.m.

They sing favorite childhood songs, Korean/American folk songs, hymns and songs from all generations.

Mrs. Yuom is the music instructor.

For more information call Hyo Chong, (714) 396-7739.

American Latino Club

Make plans for mariachis, food

The American Latino Club will have its “get together” on Friday, May 4, in Clubhouse 4, at 11 a.m. featuring mariachis and Mexican food.

The cost is $10 per person. Call Carmen Edwards, 431-4257, to make reservations.

The deadline for reservations is April 27.

Mariachi music, margaritas flow at May 5 celebration

The annual Cinco de Mayo event arrives in Leisure World on Saturday, May 5, with more reasons to come out and enjoy the Koffel’s Mexican food truck, with its famous virgin margaritas and a variety of Mexican and American food.

The fun starts at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, as well as inside.

Continuous Minibus service will be available to and from the event from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Entertainment at the 2018 festival will be provided by El Mariachi Espectacular, one of the most popular singing groups of the genre in Southern California. The group has performed at Disney California Adventure among other well-known venues.

Save the date and invite friends and family.

The first floor of the clubhouse will be closed to normal activities, including table tennis.

The second floor will remain open as normal.

Noon Spoons regroup

The Noon Spoons will meet again for monthly lunches beginning May 16. The group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month, same as previously. A short meeting will be held after lunch for member comments. Annual dues are $10 and include a free end-of-year lunch. This is a great way to enjoy lunch and socialize with fellow LWers. Transportation can be arranged for those unable to drive. Interested persons may contact the new president, Les Feller, at 213-3923.


Learn to Skype at computers class

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, Keith Bague and Max Smith.

• Monday, April 23, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Test Preparation (e.g. DMV, Real Estate, etc. Using Modern Technology  (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Samsung (and Android) Smartphone (Sacks)

11 a.m. – iPad (Bague)

Noon – Skype Free Video Chatting (Bague)

• Tuesday, April 24, Clubhouse 3, Room 7

Noon – Apple Mac (Sacks)

1 p.m. – Facebook  (Bague)

2 p.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)

• Monday, April 30, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Intro to Computers, Tablets and Smartphones (Sacks)

10 a.m. – Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

11 a.m  – Viruses and Internet Security (Bague)

Noon  – Facebook (Bague)

Classes are free, but donations to pay for a wireless hotspot and printing materials are welcome.

For computer information, call Bague, (714) 267-7871 or Sacks, 431-8050; for eBay information, contact Smith at

PEO lunch, cards is slated April 25

The PEO luncheon and card party is held the fourth Wednesday of each month in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45 a.m. This month it is on April 25. The cost of the luncheon is $11, and includes an entrée, roll, salad, beverage and dessert. To change a reservation, call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, by April 21.  To start a new table, make arrangements with Krehbiel as well.

All Leisure World residents are invited. People can play any card game that they would like.  Any number of people can be at the table.

Those who do not want to order lunch can reserve a table anyway. The cost is $3 each without lunch.

It is a fun afternoon with friends. Players can be men, women or mix and match.



Windows 10 is today’ topic

The Computer Friends Club will give a presentation on Windows 10 for beginners on today, April 19, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

A second presentation will feature moving through the file structure of Windows 10 as well as how to back up documents and pictures to a flash drive.

Also included will be a session on how to preserve the Windows 10 system by doing a full image backup and tips on how to capture and preserve Windows 10 serial numbers.

Classes, presentations and membership are free. All are welcome. For information, call Keith Bague, (714) 267-7871.

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Cart operation is topic April 24

New golf cart registration procedures including insurance requirements, and safe cart operation, will be highlighted by the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club at its next general meeting, to be held Tuesday, April 24 at noon in Clubhouse 2. Potluck dishes to serve a large crowd are requested.

As Leisure World’s golf cart ownership soars, the need for safe driving climbs right along with that skyrocketing growth. And so does the need to regulate and protect golf carts from theft and misuse.

Addressing these two issues will be Paul Bristow, Leisure World’s director of Security Services.

To ensure that golf carts in Leisure World are adequately insured for liability, and easily identified if stolen and then recovered, Paul will explain the new procedure to register golf carts. His presentation will include the various forms and documents that will need to be completed and presented to the Security Department when applying for the new golf cart decal. This new registration program will go into effect later this year.

Those attending the general meeting will have the opportunity to suggest new routes for the Rollin’ Thunder holiday parades, such as the upcoming July 4th parade. Volunteers will be sought to help flip burgers at the club’s four summer meetings, which will be held at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area June-September. And someone will be available to accept orders for the club’s new tee-shirts.

The club’s next Air & Water Day will be June 2. At the most recent event, 63 carts were checked for tire air pressure and battery water levels.

For more information, contact President Tom Davis at 431-6859.


Minibus shuttles LWers to annual SB Car Show

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will provide a free shuttle to the 31st annual Seal Beach Car Show on Main Street, Saturday, April 28. The shuttle will run in a continuous loop at approximately the top and bottom of the hour.

The first bus will leave the Amphitheater Hub at 9 a.m. The last shuttle from the event will leave Main Street and Electric Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Leisure World ID cards are required for return trips.

The free car show runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Between 560 and 600 vintage, hot rod, antique, custom and special interest cars will be showcased.

The Seal Beach Vintage Motorcycle Show runs concurrently with the car show, featuring bikes from 1979 and older.

Main Street will be closed to traffic, but the shops and restaurants will be open for business.

Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue; Ocean Avenue between 10th and Eighth streets; Central Avenue between 10th and Eighth streets; and Electric Avenue between 10th and Eighth streets; will be closed from 5 a.m. to about 4 p.m. on April 28.

On the Go

Day Trips

“JFK’s Life & Times” Exhibit at The Bowers– April 26, $89 with buffet lunch at The Hacienda, LBCC Senior Tours, Cindy Mackay, 938-3048

La Mirada Theater: “South Pacific”– April 28, 2 p.m., $60, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326 or

The Colorful Songs Revue, Country Cowboy Classics – May 3, $109 with lunch and wine, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Heritage Square Museum – May 8, $50 includes lunch at Canoe House, LW Garden Club, Dee Neri, 431-5889, or Gail Levitt, 596-1346

California Science Center – May 9, $75, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Pauma Casino – May 9, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Glendale Center Theatre, “West Side Story” – May 12, $99 includes Tam O’Shanter Inn lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Stars on Ice— May 12, $40, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326, or email

Angels Baseball Game— May 16, $35, GRF Recreation Department, 431-6586, ext. 326, or email

Pala Casino —May 18, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Tony Dodero, 430-5828

The Huntington Library and Gardens, Becoming America Exhibit– May 24, $69, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Cachuma Lake Wildlife Cruise, Nature Center – June 2, $89 with picnic lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Fantasy Springs – June 6, $25, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Tibbies Cabaret Theater, “Viva Las Vegas” – June 10, $109 with dinner, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Glendale Center Theatre, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” – June 30, $99 with lunch at Tam O’Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Candlelight Theatre, “Legally Blonde, The Musical” – July 7, $119 with lunch and champagne, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Harrah’s Rincon – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457

Pala Casino – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., (714) 985-9555

Pechanga Casino – Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579

Valley View Casino – Sunday-Tuesday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Overnight Trips

Grand Parks Adventure – April 22-May 1, 10 days, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin – April 23-25, Seal Beach Woman’s Club, 434-7113 or 596-0968

Viva Las Vegas—Three days, April 15-17, Treasure Island Hotel & Casino with optional excursion to downtown, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

National Parks of New Mexico and Texas– Seven-day tour, May 8-14, featuring Big Bend National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park & White Sands National Monument, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Laughlin, Edwater – May 20-22, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Portland Roses & Oregon Trails–six-day tour, June 6-11, Rose Festival Parade, Columbia River Gorge, Mt. St. Helens and Astoria. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Laughlin – June 24-27, New York Club and Los Alamitos Senior Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede – eight-day tour, July 12-19, featuring a Calgary Stampede, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

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• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.

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Robert C. Schiller


Robert C. Schiller, Mutual 1, passed away April 10, 2018.

Bob is survived by his daughter Kristy and granddaughter Abigail.

A memorial service will be held on April 21 at 1 p.m. at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 4645 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, California, 90713.

A private family interment is planned in the near future at Riverside National Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bob’s memory to Long Beach State Athletics.


In Memoriam

Fulgencia Ortega  92

Diane Woodhead  61

Masroor Javed  63

Charles Lang  85

Clarence Vincent Jr.74

John Williams  82

Mitro Galeos  76

John Gidcombe  82

Betty Jo Henderson  96

Susan Dahl  61

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary


Russell, Donald Lee


Donald Lee Russell was born on Oct. 27, 1928, in Norman, Oklahoma, to Lawrence Albert and Ruth Ann (Smith) Russell. He entered into eternal rest on April 2, 2018, in Los Alamitos, California, at the age of 89.

With dedication and hard work, Donald was a corporate vice president for Boys Market for over 35 years. He was an avid golfer, having played for at least 40 years. After retirement he enjoyed the sport even more, playing every Saturday with the same foursome for many years. He also loved to watch golf on television.

Donald is survived by his loving family, his wife, Bobbie Josephine Russell; his daughter, Donna Brambila (Ernest) of Pasadena; his son, Michael Russell of Garden Grove; and his daughter, Robin Harnen of Alabama. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, his seven great-grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter on the way. He also leaves his five nieces and three nephews.

He was greeted at Heaven’s Gate by his sister, Ruth Ellis and his brother, Charles Russell.

Donald will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

Risher Mortuary & Cremation Service are Funeral Directors. Condolences may be sent to the family through its website,


Becker, George


George L. Becker, Mutual 10 was born on Sept. 11, 1922, in Summer, Iowa, and was brought to Long Beach as a weeks-old baby. He was educated in Long Beach and University of California, Santa Barbara, and Columbia University in New York.

In WWII, George served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.

After service, George spent 32 years teaching and counseling at Jordan and Millikan high schools and as a director of research and a financial aids officer at Long Beach City College.

His home by the Colorado Lagoon, where he grew up, is a Long Beach historic site, known as the Becker House.

During his 75-year marriage to wife, Verna, he sired three daughters, two whom are active in Long Beach affairs.

George was an avid fisherman and won many trophies as such. He was a skipper on the sport-fishing boat “Sea Angler” for many summers.

On April 9, 2018, George passed away peacefully in a Long Beach care facility and will be buried at sea as he always wanted.


Alice Genevieve Wood


Alice Genevieve Wood, 100, of Seal Beach, California, died peacefully at home in Mutual 5, at 10:30 a.m., March 16, 2018.

She was born in Northern British Columbia, Canada, on Oct. 18, 1917, to Genevieve Verhei and James Stoynoff. Her mother divorced and later married Reuben Porter. Alice grew up in the Far Northern Territory of Canada in the wilderness. Her father helped build the railroad.

Her mother raised 13 children and Alice was the third oldest; Stanley and Arthur Stoynoff, Dorathea Spargo, Margorie Nastave and Leonard, who died at 3, Gene Porter and step-siblings, Howard, Carroll, Raymond and Eli Porter, Francis Nicholson and Idola Schussler.

She married James Wood in 1938 in Spokane, Washington. They moved and settled in Long Beach, California, and later moved to Leisure World in 1988.

Alice and Jimmie had two beautiful daughters, Gail Marie Moore and Cheryl Ann Woodruff. They gave Alice and Jimmie six grandchildren. From Gail; Carrie, Paige, Jennifer and Heather. From Cheryl; Kirk and Mark.

Alice was a force to be reckoned with and loved by so many. She was healthy and sharp-as-a- tack up to her last days.

She was a waitress for 50 plus years and enjoyed serving people. After her husband, Jimmie died in 1997, she became a professional clown in order to bring joy to children, veterans and others in hospitals. Over 150 people attended her recent 100th year birthday celebration. She danced and mingled the day away. She made a difference in the lives of many.

She leaves behind a brother, Gene Porter; six grandchildren, Carrie Moore, Paige Peter, Jennifer Rosenblum, Heather Miller, Kirk and Mark Wines; 10 great- grandchildren, Brookes, Taylor, Austin, Madison, Paulina, Cooper, Luke, Cole, Em and Quinn; three great-great grandchildren, Cameron, Marcus and Nolan; as well as, many other loved family members, nieces and nephews.

We invite you to join us for a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 21, from noon-3 p.m. at Alice’s home, 1360 Pelham Road, 69-A. Please bring a dish or dessert to share.

As expressions of sympathy donations can be made to Smile Train, (800) 932-9541, 41 Madison Ave, 28th Floor, New York, NY, 10010,

—paid obituary

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Lenora Browning, LW resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001 6/28



Shaklee. 562-860-1909. Sandy Fikse, LW Daughter (Vanderwoude). Delivered to your door. 3/29


Tired of being alone. Looking for my last love. I am a middle-aged Italian-American widowed woman seeking a gentleman, 69 to 85 for companionship, movies, plays, short trips and a meaningful relationship. Must be honest, loyal, a one-woman’s man and financially secured. Hoping to hear from you. Call 909-720-1593. 5/17

Are you in need of help? I am a widowed Italian woman, middle aged, attractive. My children are all grown and married and I need to keep busy. Too lonely to stay home. I am an excellent cook and a very pristine housekeeper looking for a gentleman 69-85 years old for movies, theater adn trips. Must be honest, loyal, respectful and looking for last love. Laura (909) 720-1593. 5/3



Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.

(562) 596-7757



General Contractor

Specializing in Remodeling; Additions Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.

562-746-5400 License #954725.




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 4/26






Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 743-3832 or 714-527-1172 6/29



Landscaping-plants, lawns, trees, etc. Maintenance of lawns and flower beds. Available for all residential and Mutual projects. Joe (562) 650-1511, Jesse (562) 676-0015 State Contractor’s License #79003 6/29



Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 5/17



Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 4/26



Richard’s Handyman Service –

Big or small, I do it all.

Give me a call. 562-387-5187. Seal Beach Busines License HUG0002. 04/19



Painting and carpentry. Masonry and tile. Call (562) 596-6013 for appointment. Calls returned daily. Fiberglass or Hardi Backer paneling board installled on patio block walks. Seal Beac Business License #GAR0005. 5/3



Painting & Construction

Insurance, General Building B and Painting C-33 Lic. #632956. (562) 822-5632 or (562)

418-0007. 10/26/18

Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 06/21



Interiors, cabinets, ceilings. Entry doors etc., premium paints, primer all wood. Bathroom, kitchen. 40 years in Leisure World Lic. Contractor’s license #723262. 4/26



Painting -reasonable, reliable, free estimates, kitchen cabinets refinished. Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336 06/07





TV Handyman Setup,

Mounting and Trouble-shooting.

Call: 714-263-6240

CA LICENSE #531319. 04/26



New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.



Ted and Jeri Nowell,

“The Handy Couple”

LW residents. Licensed and insured. (562) 430-1104.

Seal Beach License #NOW0001



Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 04/05





(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 05/31


Windows, skylights,

storages, patios, and

gardens. Other jobs.

(714) 623-0874. 07/14


Windows, housecleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/05.

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Let’s raise your ears – I’ll make you look your best!

Call (562) 565-3683.


Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 8 am-5 pm, 562-296-5834



Keith Bague, Founder of the Computer Friends Club will NOW offer a service by phone at no charge to the LW community. This free service will be available for up to 15 minutes per call. Services include: guidance and advice on purchases and problem solving. Keith has a Computer Science (BS) Degree UC, Irvine, is Microsoft Certified, 39 years experience. 714-267-7871.



Offers FREE inspections and advice on buying and repairs of your golf cart. 562- 431-6859.


Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.


Retail pharmacy clerk. FT and PT available, Mon-Fri. Retail experience helpful, Bi-lingual in Korean desired. Apply in person at LW Pharmacy 9 am – 5 pm. 05/10


Need someone who does shorthand. (206) 920-6349. 04/19


Christine’s Hair Service

In-your-home hair care

for men and women. 20 years of experience in Leisure World.

Call 714-603-1213. Seal Beach License KK335182. 06/21

In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538. 05/03


Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 6/29


Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon. (714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business License MOR0008. 5/3


For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 6/29


LOOKING FOR LIVE-IN CAREGIVER: Live in Seal Beach while helping out my Mom with meals, changing, light housekeeping, etc. during the hours daughter works. Perfect for student or part-time worker. (This is NOT an hourly job.) Call Silvia at 818-324-5772. 04/26



Available 24/7

Experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctors appointments & errands.

949-899-7770. 05/31


Wanting to provide care in your home. I have current and active RN license in state of CA. 18 years experience and I provide patient in-hospice care. Call 562-760-3013. 04/19



Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/28/18



Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appoint-ments, references , fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911 Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 06/28


I will care for male or female. Experienced. I do light housekeeping, cook, Dr. appt., grocery shopping and all other needs.

Call 562-370-4544. 06/07



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 6/29


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562)230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic # CAM0006. 6/26


Experienced Caregiver – LW references – car. Maria Lopez LOP0004 323-501-2940. 4/19



Weekly, bi-weekly service. Excellent referral in Leisure World. Nearly 20 years experience. Seal Beach Business License BEN0001.

Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 5/03

Patricia Housecleaning, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. Call 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 06/07


General Housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. 18 years in Leisure World. 562-307-3861. Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 07/26


Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/5




Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 06/07



Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.

License #CIP0001 5/2018


INEXPENSIVE shuttle service, airports, markets, etc., Seal Beach Business License #AB0001.

(562) 881-2093. 06/07


Trailers Wanted


Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We

do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give

you a quote. (562) 684-0901 05/03


Wanted! Car for newly licensed son. Any offer considered. Call Craig 562-252-5392. 04/19

AUTOS for Sale

2011 Mercedes Benz GLK350 SUV, V-6, auto, loaded. Well maintained. $15,000. Phone (562) 335-0032. 4/19


20002 Lexus L430, loaded, very clean, driven less than 7,000 miles per year. Asking $6,500. Phone (562) 852-5478. 4/19


Casita Travel Trailer 2010 16′ Spirit Deluxe. For sale by LW resident. Has a fridge, AC, cook top, toilet, sink, shower, table for two, side awning, custom memory foam mattress, large solar panel, and more. Very clean. Includes hitch and anti-sway bar. It’s everythign you need in a lightweight, easy to pull and park trailer. $12,900. Call Dennis (562) 243-4004. 04/19


2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL. Beautiful and well maintained. Only 60,000 miles. Asking $10,500.

Phone (714) 73-0884. 04/19

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs

Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 2/07/19


Two Shoprider 6-wheel mobility scooters. One is 6RUNNER. $1,000 Each. 714-594-8013. 04/19


Golf cart: Club car Precedent Hard top, hard sliding doors. Refurbished like new. 48-volts. Cost $10,000 in October. Selling for $8,000.

(360) 606-6701. 04/26


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 06/07




Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/14


Antiques, collectables, jewelry, turquoise silver, vintage watches. Will pay cash. Call 562-277-5909. 04/12

25 year resident of Leisure World pays cash for all collectibles, jewelry to art. Fair prices.(562) 326-1366. 04/19


FREE Kimbell electric organ with bench. Call (310) 977-0425. 04/19



Easy fold ad hoc electric

wheelchair. Easy to store in car trunk. Brand new. Never used.

Accessories: spare battery,

umbrella, car charger, cup holder, safety belt and tools.

Paid $1,900. Asking $1,500.

Call Berj 562-296-5181. 05/10

Lowery Majesty LX510 organ. Amazing sound quality and features orchestral sounds. B/O. Please call (562) 594-7579. 04/19


Couch for sale. Tan 74 inches long, 3 years old,. Excellent condition. Paid over $2,000, asking $200. Pick up in Seal Beach. Call after 5 p.m. (909) 618-8992.


Fuji bike, 3-speed cruiser. Sanibel LX. Helmet, basket, lock and pump included. $130 or best offer. (562) 598-5593.


26-inch Schwinn Tricycle. Excellent condition only 2 years. Too big for Asian lady, can’t enjoy often. Sell for $225, or exchange to 24-inch excellent condition tricycle, Paid $400 with assembly.

Call (562) 569-3755, James. 04/19


Adjustable electronic bed frame. Twin XL with remote. $150.

(714) 594-8013, Greg. 04/19


Brand new golf bag. Plastic cover still on. Paid $175. Asking $35.

(562) 326-1366. 04/19


Nice vintage tricycle. $65. Three speed. Nice. (562) 326-1366. 04/19


CPAP Machine $200, Samsung 47″ Television $150, GPS Garmin $50, Mechanical tools Williams socket $40, 1/2″ drill $30, Sony sound system $75, lots of household & all good condition grill, rice cooker, vacuum. Call (562) 756-0876. 04/19


Golf clubs, 2 bocci balls & lg samsonit suitcase, small tent.

(562) 240-5097. 04/19


Comfortable recliner w/massage & heat. $100/O.B.O.

(562) 537-0994. 04/19


Forest Lawn Cypress, two plots side-by-side for sale $4,300 each. Cash only. (562) 743-0915. 04/19


LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs and cats. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/01


ESTATE SALE Mutual 4-86B, 13762 Alderwood Ln. on April 19th and 20th, Thurs. and Friday, from 9 am to 2 pm. Book shelves, nice wide TV cabinet, queen mattress, dresser, lift chair, lots of kitchen appliances, walker, sm. kitchen table and 2 chairs and much more. Please come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach. 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.


ESTATE SALE Mutual 16-53A, 13140 Del Monte Dr. April 19th and 20th, Thurs and Friday, from 9 am to 2 pm. Beautiful Victorian Style Sofa and matching love seat, lift chair, round dining room table, depression glass. Please come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473. Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.





1791 St. John Unit 50-K

Mutual 16

Carport 10, Space 11

Super clean 2-bedroom/1-bath, approximately 800 sq. ft. with large private front porch overlooking the greenbelt. Upgrades include newer dual paned windows and sliders with laminate flooring


Call or text Chad 714.524.2423

BRE #00993554 05/31


Best location in LW! 1560 Homewood Rd., Mutual 5, 114-L. 2 BR, 2 ba, full expansion, wood floors and plantation, shutters throughout. A/C, W/D. Highly sought after. Downtown LW. Close to Amphitheater, Fitness Center and Pharmacy. $425,000. Please call Sam 562-896-1908. 04/19


MUTUAL 3 – 19B;

2 BEDROOM – $238,888.


Great location, Perfect size front yard, close-by carport parking plus open parking within 50 FT. Wrap-around patio with large paver rubber tiles for comfort and easy maintenance. Also includes new privacy door and storage room.


Brand new luxury carpeting in living room and bedrooms. Luxury vinyl tile planks in kitchen and hallway.


New oven and smart stove burners. Stainless steel stove top, sink, and LG double door refrigerator.


New fixtures and paint.


New carpeting and recent paint including wooden blinds.

Living room:

New carpeting and paint.

Call Gary @ (714) 273-2225. 04/19


Private party wants a 2-bedroom corner unit, as is. Call Arnold, (360) 319-4095. 05/31


I would like to rent a carport space. Call Dan. 714-488-6115. 04/12


Wanted a carport space in Mutual 3. $25 per month. 928-733-7352. 04/19

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