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Caregiver Passes expire June 20

by Nancy Ray

Stock Transfer Manager

Caregivers and the services they provide are vital to shareholders in need of assistance with daily living. Hiring a caregiver is a private matter between the shareholder and the caregiver agency or individual of your choice.

The Mutual Corporations passed Policy 7557 to set guidelines by which a caregiver can obtain a pass to enter the community. Compliance with this policy’s provisions is mandatory. To obtain a caregiver pass, the shareholder or caregiver may pick up an application in Stock Transfer. General requirements include:

• Shareholders must provide a doctor’s note stating that a caregiver is needed for assistance with daily living. The note must be issued on medical office letterhead. Notes are valid for one year and are maintained on file.

• Some Mutual Corporations require caregivers to provide a City of Seal Beach business license on an annual basis. Check with Stock Transfer or your Mutual Board of Directors to determine requirements.

• Family members providing assistance are required to register as caregivers, but are exempt from the City of Seal Beach Business License requirement.

• Caregiver passes expire June 30 and Dec. 31 each year.

• Caregivers must have their photos taken by a Stock Transfer employee.

• Caregivers must register for each shareholder they work for.

• Guest passes will be confiscated if found in a caregiver’s possession.

• Caregivers are not allowed to park in the resident’s carport space without prior Mutual President approval.

Re-registration of current Caregiver passes is available in Stock Transfer starting June 18.

For more information about caregiver registration, stop by the Stock Transfer Office or call 431-6586, ext. 339, 347 or 348.

Community Action Partnership Food Distribution

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 Thursday, June 21.

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 need 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.

LA Fire Museum to open

The grand opening of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum, 16400 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. Special guests include actors Randolph Mantooth, Mike Stoker and Kevin Tighe, best known for their roles in the 1970s medical drama, “Emergency!” Also attending will be Brendan McDonough, the lone survivor of a Granite Mountain Hotshot crew that was overrun by the Yarnell Hill, Arizona, Fire in June 2013. The fire, sparked by lightening on June 28, 2013, killed 19 Hotshots, including Kevin Woyjeck, 21, the grandson of Maria Rogers and the grand- nephew of Amanda Paz, both of Leisure World. His parents, Anna and Joe Woyjeck of Seal Beach, recently gave $40,000 in equipment to Los Alamitos High School’s fire technology program through a foundation they started in Kevin’s memory.

For more information on the musuem opening, visit

2018 Spotlight has been delivered

“Spotlight on Entertainment,” your comprehensive guide to the 2018 Amphitheater Season, Amphitheater movies and special events in and around Leisure World, was delivered last week. People who did not receive a copy can get one at The News Office near the Amphitheater.

Happy Father’s Day—Paying Tribute to good fathers

A good father makes all the difference in a child’s life. He’s a pillar of strength, support and discipline. His work is endless and, oftentimes, thankless. But in the end, many a well-adjusted adult can thank their fathers for a firm foundation. On Father’s Day, celebrated June 17, much of the world will take the time to appreciate good fathers. In that spirit, the following Leisure World residents share fond memories of their stellar dads:

Lynn R. Heath, Mutual 8

To my loving father, Richard L. Heath:

You are 93 years old, still full of spunk and the most enjoyable person I know. You live on your own and walk with the ladies everyday at your 55+ community.

Love is not enough to describe the best dad ever. Sometimes, fatherhood seems like a forgotten role. You certainly didn’t win any awards or hear the praises you really deserved, and I may be as just as guilty as the rest. So now is my opportunity to put pen to paper.

You are my encouragement on each new adventure I take in life. The lessons you taught—that you are probably not even aware of— are so powerful. You listen to me, treating me like a person, not just a kid. You understand me in a way that helped me understand myself. You made me feel like I could be anything I wanted to be, and what I saw as awful mistakes were actually great teachers of powerful lessons.

You were fun. My friends thought so, too. You shared your heart so that others could grow and flourish.

You bring me happiness. We have shared so much together along with the laughter. What more could a daughter ask for in a father than what you are and have always been. So on this father’s day I want to say, “I love you. I’m so proud of you.You are a wonderful father and my best friend.”

Thank you, dad, for being there for me my whole life, helping to make me the person that I am today and still sharing your love with me now.

Thomas Nelson, Mutual 12

My father was a jeweler and watchmaker in a small Nebraska town in the 1930s when no one had money for luxuries. With a family of five kids, a wife and hired girl from a farm outside the town, my father was always last to serve himself and  ate whatever was left after the seven hungry mouths ahead of him.

He was a WWI Army officer having served in the lst Division in Europe.

When I was young he was always the commander of the American Legion firing squad that helped celebrate Decoration Day (now Memorial Day).

I was proud and happy to serve under his command when I became  a veteran of WWII having served as a rifleman in the 45th Division in Europe.

Decoration Day was special for my older brother and me, and I appreciate the example he set for us in the love of our country,  our community, and our fellow man.

Cindy Gannon, Mutual 4

My daddy—the mold was thrown away when John Africa was born in 1903 in Newark, Ohio. He was a remarkable man with many talents. I only knew my dad 17 years, as he crossed over at age 51.

My memories are with me almost daily. Dad was quite funny and never met a stranger. He would pack Mother, my little brother and myself in the old ’49 Ford and off we would go for the usual Sunday outing, often going to Three Rivers, California, for the “breakfast run.” He cooked on an open fire, and I can still smell the bacon. Daddy was so organized, we just sat back and watched.

Dad gave me confidence, self assurance and a sense of humor.

He was always involved. He came to Huntington Beach in 1928 and wrote a column called “The Downtown Coach” for the Huntington Beach News. He was the emcee for many special Fourth of July parades in the 1930s. He was also the first pro at the local golf course, and during the war, he was general manager for Tex Rankins Flying Academy—which trained budding fighter aces—in Tulare.

It has been 63 years since Dad and I good bye—we will meet again and take the Sunday Ride.

Ethel Ina Carter, Mutual 2

When I was born my dad, John Cecil Carter, was already 40 years old. When I was little he taught me how to tie my shoe laces. He read the funnies to me every Sunday morning, using different voices for different characters. He played “Peekaboo” and Hide and Seek with me.

Daddy gave me my very first piano lesson and helped me learn my addition and subtraction facts by playing many games of Dominoes.  His laugh was infectious when something “tickled” him. Sometimes we couldn’t stop laughing for several minutes.

Gail Morrison, Mutual 2

My father, Paul E. Glendenning, was born in 1900 in West Virginia. He had a sixth-grade education. Above all, he taught me kindness, honesty and justice.  And, as a Southern gentleman, to be a lady. We often did things together. We got cream from Grandma’s farm to make Fourth of July ice cream, and I went with him to get the chunk of ice that was taken from our Pine River in the Winter.  We cranked our gallon ice cream maker by hand and it was good!

He told me this story, which I feel sums him up very well:

He was serving as a trustee at our Presbyterian church when the matter came up of paying the taxes on the church building. This was during the Depression, and there was no money. It looked like they would sell the minister’s manse, a lovely home in a prime location on our prestigious State Street, where the former logger barons built their homes.

The trustees were called to a meeting, and my father went. The chairman quickly announced in an excited voice that they’d found a nice apartment for Rev. Vance and his family. Now, my father didn’t have much money, but he knew that the doctors and realtors could easily have paid the taxes themselves. I suppose that my father wasn’t too surprised by the announcement, but I’m sure that he surprised them by saying, “I hope the apartment has a nice, big, back yard because Rev. Vance is a married man with five sons.”

There was dead silence. I don’t know where they got the money, probably from the wealthy trustees, but they never sold the manse.  And, after the meeting, my father ran into Rev. Vance, who had attended the meeting as well, and he said, “Thank you, Paul!”

Dad Facts

Gather around the grill and toast Dad for Father’s Day—the national holiday that Americans have celebrated for more than a century. Here are some little known “Dad Facts.”

1. Halsey Taylor invented the drinking fountain in 1912 as a tribute to his father, who succumbed to typhoid fever after drinking from a contaminated public water supply in 1896.

2. George Washington, the celebrated father of our country, had no children of his own. A 2004 study suggested that a type of tuberculosis that Washington contracted in childhood may have rendered him sterile. He did adopt the two children from Martha Custis’s first marriage.

3. In Thailand, the king’s birthday also serves as National Father’s Day. The celebration includes fireworks, speeches, and acts of charity and honor—the most distinct being the donation of blood and the liberation of captive animals.

4. In 1950, after a Washington Post music critic gave Harry Truman’s daughter Margaret’s concert a negative review, the president came out swinging: “Some day I hope to meet you,” he wrote. “When that happens you’ll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!”

5. A.A. Milne created Winnie the Pooh for his son, Christopher Robin. Pooh was based on Robin’s teddy bear, Edward, a gift Christopher had received for his first birthday, and on their father/son visits to the London Zoo, where the bear named Winnie was Christopher’s favorite. Pooh comes from the name of Christopher’s pet swan.

6. Andre Agassi’s father represented Iran in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics as a boxer.

7. Charlemagne, the 8th-century king of the Franks, united much of Western Europe through military campaigns and has been called the “king and father of Europe.” Charlemagne was also a devoted dad to about 18 children, and today, most Europeans may be able to claim Charlemagne as their ancestor.

8. The voice of Papa Smurf, Don Messick, also provided the voice of Scooby-Doo, Ranger Smith on Yogi Bear, and Astro and RUDI on The Jetsons.

9. In 2001, Yuri Usachev, cosmonaut and commander of the International Space Station, received a talking picture frame from his 12-year-old daughter while in orbit. The gift was made possible by RadioShack, which filmed the presentation of the gift for a TV commercial.

10. The only father-daughter collaboration to hit the top spot on the Billboard pop music chart was the 1967 hit single “Something Stupid” by Frank & Nancy Sinatra.

11. In the underwater world of the seahorse, it’s the male that gets to carry the eggs and birth the babies.

12. If show creator/producer Sherwood Schwartz had gotten his way, Gene Hackman would have portrayed the role of father Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch.

13. The Stevie Wonder song “Isn’t She Lovely” is about his newborn daughter, Aisha. If you listen closely, you can hear Aisha crying during the song.

14. Dick Hoyt has pushed and pulled his son Rick, who has cerebral palsy, through hundreds of marathons and triathlons. Rick cannot speak, but using a custom-designed computer he has been able to communicate. They ran their first five-mile race together when Rick was in high school. When they were done, Rick sent his father this message: “Dad, when we were running, it felt like I wasn’t disabled anymore!”

Bathroom grant workshop set for June 22

Leisure World residents who have trouble stepping into the shower for any reason are likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. Applications are now being accepted for the Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant, which converts tub/shower combinations to showers only for safer access. The tubs are refinished to look like new, and a new glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models.

“Many residents are apprehensive to send sensitive data through the mail or get confused on the application process. Others don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade,” says Monique Eliason, program administrator. “Consequently, we’re holding a workshop to help residents with this process.”  To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below: One person, $61,250; two people, $70,000; and three people, $78,750.

The workshop will be held on Friday, June 22, from 1:30-6 p.m. at Clubhouse 4, Section A. Applications will be available on site, or people can download them at the City of Seal Beach website at Bring any documents that will substantiate your annual income (bank statements, saving statements and tax returns if you file them).

For more information, call CivicStone (City of Seal Beach’s designated program administrative company) at 909-364-9000.

Sign up now for Pageant of Masters trip

The GRF Recreation Department will host a trip to an evening performance of the 2018 Pageant of the Masters on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Tickets are limited. Residents should reserve theirs as soon as possible as this event sold out last year despite the addition of a second show.

In the early years of the 20th century, a new generation of impressionists and plein air painters set up their easels outdoors and reveled in the natural beauty to be found as far as the eye could see.

In the 2018 show, “Under the Sun,” theatrical magic, live music and light-hearted storytelling will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration.

This year, the Pageant will acknowledge two local milestones: the 85th anniversary of “living pictures” at the Festival of Arts and the 100th anniversary of Laguna Art Museum. This will be an exciting salute to a world of “art that lives and breathes” beneath the stars in the Pageant’s beautiful amphitheater.

Seating will be in the main tier, which offers an ideal perspective of the performance.

People with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase additional tickets for their caregivers or assistants.

Tickets are $75, including bus fare. Payment, which is non-refundable, must be made at the time seat reservations are placed.

For ticket sales and reservations, visit the GRF Recreation Office in Building 5, lower level, weekdays, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All payment forms are accepted.

For more information, call 431-6586, ext. 326, or email


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watch your step

by Jim Breen

It might be early in the phishing season for the IRS scam, but some scammers are already testing the waters in Leisure World.

The annoying ruse, which usually heats up in January, occurs when a voice mail message warns the intended victim to call a number to clear up an issue of non-payment of back taxes, threatening legal action by failing to do so.

Last week, Mutual 7 resident Hazel Wersky called to report a threatening call. As always, the best thing to do is simply ignore it and never call the return number given on the message.

When Wersky was contacted the message said “To find out why I’m calling, push the 1 button on your phone.”

Did you push it?,” I asked.

“No,” she shot back.” I pushed the goodbye button.”

Phone calls from fake IRS agents netted thieves about $47 million from 2014-2016, according to the Treasury Department.

Next year, Treasury experts predict that the newest target will be people with college loans. That scam occurs when consumers, regardless of age, are threatened with arrest and other penalties unless a nonexistent “federal student tax” is paid immediately.


Betty Ballen of Mutual 11 was ruffled last week by a phone call from a man who said he was holding the camera that she ordered and wanted immediate payment of $19.79.

“I never ordered anything,” she said. “The last thing I would ever order is a camera.”

She terminated the call with a quick hang-up.

But had she agreed to make the payment, the scammer would probably have requested a credit card number.


According to Pindrop, a service that provides authentication and anti-fraud solutions, identity thieves have been contacting corporate phone call centers, posing as customers to make illicit bank withdrawals or get loans. Crooks often get names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive data from previous phone scams.

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.

y service club

The Y Service Club rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 30, in Clubhouse 2.

Available at bargain prices will be kitchenware, shoes, linens, lamps, pictures, books, small appliances, holiday decorations and tools.

A boutique table will be available for those who shop for jewelry and specialty glassware.

Proceeds from the sale will help support the Los Altos YMCA Kids to Camp program and other projects that benefit the Leisure World community.

– Maureen Habel

legion auxiliary

In lieu of a meeting , the Legion Auxiliary will host a luncheon and installation of new officers for the Post and Auxiliary at 11:30 a.m. on June 18 in Clubhouse 4.

Rich Carson will be installed as post commander for a second term and Jean Sudbeck will be installed as Auxiliary president for the fourth time.

Members and guests of the Post, Auxiliary, and Legion Sons are invited to attend.

The cost is $10 per ticket and are available by calling Auxiliary member Geri McNulty at 673-1725 by tomorrow, June 15.

Tickets will be sold at the door.


During the summer, residents are reminded to support bingo on the fourth and fifth Sundays of the month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.


Auxiliary members continue to make poppies in Clubhouse 6 on Wednesdays.

Anyone willing to help is invited to join the group.


The Roslyn Leff-Avodah chapter of NA’AMAT USA will hold its farewell luncheon at 12:30 on Monday, June 18, at the Nomad Asian Bistro in Long Beach.

Reservations are required and should be made by today, Thursday, by calling Darlene Rose, president, at 347-8088.

The restaurant is located at 6563 E. Pacific Coast Highway in the Long Beach Marketplace.

The Leisure World bus will drop LW passengers off in front of the coffee shop near the Veggie Grill.

There is an 18 percent gratuity for groups of six or more. Those who attend should bring cash to pay for lunch and gratuity.

Simcha tree donations will be made at the luncheon.

Each guest will receive a NA’AMAT penny-a-day Tzedakah box.

Although the club no longer has regular general meetings, it hopes to continue to raise funds for the women, children and families of Israel online, by email, mail and hopefully, through quarterly fundraisers in Leisure World.

All suggestions are welcome.

Annual dues $36 can be submitted at the luncheon.

Remember , “When you think Israel, think NA’AMAT!”

woman’s club

The Woman’s Club will meet for a card party and luncheon tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 2.

Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m. Lunch is at noon.

Luncheon tickets are sold according to assigned table number.Reserved tickets are payable at the door.

Individual luncheon tickets are $11. Tickets for a table of four may be purchased by one person for $44.

Regularly attending card players must be current club members to participate.

If substitute players for bridge or canasta are needed, members can call Joyce Bissell at 596-0148 for the names of available substitutes.

Senior Smart Driver

AARP will offer the next Senior Smart Driver refresher class from 1-5 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 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.

An eight hour class (two four hour sessions) are scheduled from 1-5 p.m. on July 16-17.

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

Cash cannot be accepted.

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


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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, at 493-9898 or visit the LW Museum in Clubhouse 1.

May 25, 1978 – The original blood pressure testing machine used in the Health Care Center was given to residents by the Golden Age Foundation. A blood pressure testing machine has been available since then through the efforts of the Golden Age Foundation.

May 26, 1988 – The headline in The News said “For GOP Women – Millionth envelope poses no writer’s cramp.” Since the organization was founded in 1963, the GOP Women had mailed over 1 million pieces of political mail.

May 21, 1998 – “Hundreds walk to benefit GAF,” was the headline in The News. Over 400 residents took part in the first Golden Age Walk-A-Thon. Over $10,000 was raised for community service projects conducted by the GAF.

JUST A COMMENT: The Historical Society 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: 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.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

outside the wall

By Les H. Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus

Each year an estimated 5 million older adults are abused or exploited, according to the World Health Organization.

Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to financial abuse, funds that could be used to help pay for their basic needs.

It has been estimated that only one in five of these crimes are discovered.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, or WE Day, was launched on June 15, 2006 to provide an opp-

ortunity for communities around the world to promote a better awareness of abuse and neglect of seniors.

The annual observance of this day serves as a call to action for individuals, organizations and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Countries around the world are at varying stages in their national and local response to the care and protection of the elderly. Public education and awareness raising are important elements in preventing abuse and neglect.

The idea is to inform the general public about the various types of abuse, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and where help can be obtained.

The media can also serve as a powerful tool for changing attitudes that stereotype the elderly.

Some countries have been successful using social services, health care and support groups and telephone helplines.

For more information,send an email to


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Election results will be analyzed at next meeting

Sherri Loveland, president of the National Women’s Political Caucus-OC will analyze election results for one of the most complex and fascinating political areas in the country—Orange County at the Leisure World Democratic Club meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Those attending the meeting are invited to arrive as early as noon to interact with members of the club’s board in what has come to be known as “Bring Your Own Lunch Facilitated Discussions.”

Sandra Massa-Lavitt, representing Leisure World on the Seal Beach City Council, will be the featured speaker at the club’s Voter Information Series on Tuesday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. The club extends a hearty welcome to Massa-Lavitt. More information will be provided next week in LW Weekly. RSVP to the

Josh Lowenthal, candidate for the California Assembly, will be the honored speaker at the club’s annual fundraiser on July 14 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Invitations with details will be mailed to club members shortly. Reservations can be made by calling Laura Wilson, 760-6660.

Information about club membership can also be found on the club website, by calling Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816, emailing or by attending the next membership meeting on June 20.


Global warming speaker is guest

The LW Republican Club is proud to bring Professor Mike Van Biezen to Leisure World to present facts and research on global warming on June 20 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Professor Van Biezen has done extensive independent research on global warming and has found this topic to be misrepresented in the news, academia and even in scientific publications. The results of many thousands of hours of research have shown him that there is no indication that there are any unusual trends in the climate or that human activity has had any significant impact on the climate.

Professor Van Biezen has made a number of presentations on global warming and the audiences have been surprised when the real data and information is presented.

Van Biezen earned his master’s of science in physics from Cal State University, Long Beach. He was an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University for 25 years and taught over 100 semester courses in physics, astronomy, and mathematics. He was also an adjunct professor at El Camino College for 24 years.

He worked at Raytheon as an engineering manager for 34 years, developing radars and radar tactical software for the F-14, F-15, and F-18 fighter aircraft. He was instrumental in improving manufacturing techniques in circuit board manufacturing and analyzed military GPS performance.

For information regarding the presentation, call 335-0779.

Voter registration available June 16

The LW Republican Club will have a booth at the 2018 LW Swap Meet on June 16 with open Voter Registration/Information regarding the General Election on Nov. 6. The booth will be set up in the Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot from 8 a.m.-noon.

Stop by and register for the Nov. 6. election or just come by to talk about the issues.

This is open registration for all political parties. For more information, call 335-0779.

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, June 14 Annual Meeting – Mutual 12

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, June 15 Annual Meeting – Mutual 15

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, June 15 Mutual Presidents’ Roundtable

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 20 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, June 21 Mutual 11

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

Friday, June 22 Annual Meeting – Mutual 6

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Monday, June 25 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, June 26 Annual Meeting – Mutual 17

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 27 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Mutual 1, 2, 3, 6, 12 and 15 have canceled June meetings.

GRF Board of Directors Meeting

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:

Monday, June 15 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, June 18 GRF Board of Directors

Administration 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 26 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

GRF Board Executive Session

1:00 p.m. June 15, 2018

Administration Conference Room

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”


June 13, 2017


The 54th Annual Meeting of Members of the Golden Rain Foundation was held in Clubhouse Four on June 13, 2017, called to order by President Carole Damoci.

President Damoci stated that today’s meeting had been convened in compliance with Article III, Sections 2 and 3, of the Foundation’s By-Laws and, following Corporate Secretary Reed’s statement that all members were sent notice of such meeting, she declared it to be in session at 2:00 p.m.


Mayor Massa-Lavitt led the Pledge of Allegiance.


The Corporate Secretary reported that Board members Board Members Perrotti, R. Stone, Pratt, Snowden, L. Stone, Reed, Hood, Hopewell, Rapp, McGuigan, Winkler (left at 3:13 p.m.), Greer, Damoci, Lukoff, Tran, Fekjar and Moore were present. Executive Director Ankeny and Director of Finance Miller were also present. Seventeen members were present, nine constituted a quorum.


President Damoci stated that by prearrangement, through a notice published for three consecutive weeks in the Leisure World Weekly, members wishing to do so were invited to participate in the Annual Meeting. Three written requests were received and referred to the appropriate Mutual.


By REQUEST of Mutual Ten, shareholder Ruthann Arlart, the reading of the minutes of the Annual Meeting held on June 14, 2016, was dispensed with, and the minutes were approved and ordered to be filed in the corporate records as heretofore published. Mrs. Reed seconded the motion; the Board members present unanimously indicated their favor of the motion


The present Board members were introduced by President Damoci:

Mutual One, Leah Perrotti; Mutual One, Richard Stone; Mutual Two, Paula Snowden; Mutual Two, Paul Pratt; Mutual Three, Linda Stone; Mutual Four, Joy Reed; Mutual Five, Phil Hood; Mutual Six, Susan Hopewell; Mutual Seven, Kathy Rapp; Mutual Eight, Steve McGuigan; Mutual Nine,(Vacant); Mutual Ten, Ronde Winkler; Mutual Eleven, Mary Ruth Greer; Mutual Twelve, Carole Damoci; Mutual Fourteen, Barry Lukoff; Mutual Fifteen, Helen Tran; Mutual Sixteen, Suzanne Fekjar; and Mutual Seventeen, Perry Moore.

President Damoci recognized retiring Mutual Five Director Phil Hood, Mutual Nine Director Marjorie Dodero, and Mutual Fifteen Director Helen Tran for their service on the Board. Special recognition was made of the passing of Mutual Ten Director, Bruce Scheuermann and Mutual Sixteen Director, Tim Bolton. On behalf of the community, President Damoci thanked these Board members for their hard work and dedication, and shared a brief history of their GRF activities.


President Damoci then introduced the newly-elected directors of the Board: Wayne Gould, Mutual Five; Antonio Dodero, Mutual Nine; and Patrick Anderson, Mutual Fifteen.


In accordance with Article V, Section 2, of the GRF By-Laws, the Annual Meeting of members is the time and place for receiving reports from chairpersons. President Damoci offered the opportunity for the committee chairs to offer comments, regarding their Committees. The Chairs thanked the members of their committees and staff members individually.


The Executive Director thanked the Board and staff for another excellent year.


The Board members applauded the retiring President for her work as President of the GRF Board.


President Damoci announced that Messrs. Anderson, Dodero, and Gould were officially installed as Directors of the Golden Rain Foundation.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:32 p.m.


Joy Reed, Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors


These are tentative minutes only, subject to the approval of the members of the Golden Rain Foundation.

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LW Baptist

Members of Leisure World Baptist Church will honor their earthly fathers by worshiping their heavenly father Sunday in Clubhouse 4.

Bob Simmons teaches Sunday School beginning at 8:40 a.m., followed by coffee  and conversation from 9:20- 9:45 when worship begins.

The call to worship will be “The Steadfast Love of The Lord Never Ceases.”

The choir selection, directed by Darlene Harris, will be “Be Still My Soul.”

Congregational hymns include “Faith of Our Fathers,” “The Way of the Cross Leads Home” and “The Lord is My Shepherd.”

Soloist Kip Watkins will present a hymn of promise, “Soon, and Very Soon.”

For the offertory, the men of the congregation will sing “Onward Christian Soldiers.”

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from Hebrews 13:18-19 is titled “Prayer to Get Things Done.”

The closing hymn will be “I Believe the Answer is on the Way.”

The prayer room is attended each Sunday following the morning service.


The men’s fellowship meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.


The Energizers will gather for fellowship at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call 430-2920.

First Christian

First Christian Church will show the film, “I Can Only Imagine,” at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23.

All are welcome to come and see the inspiring movie that tells the story behind the beloved song of the same title by the Christian band MercyMe.

Elder Jack Frost will teach Bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday and is 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 worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer, and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in the hymns, “Faith is the Victory,” “The Solid Rock” and “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”

The Communion hymn will be “To God Be the Glory.”

The choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul.”

For the offertory, Pat Kogok and Rhonda Sandberg will play “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will sing “How Great Thou Art” followed by Pat Kogok, who will read from Hebrews 11:5-7.

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 Monday or Friday, between 9-11 a.m..

Beit HaLev

There is still time to join Beit HaLev’s new beginning prayerbook Hebrew class that meets at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

The advanced Hebrew class is on hiatus until further notice.

For more information and location of the classes, contact Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater at 715-0888.

Beit HaLev’s online Shabbat services continue Fridays at 6 p.m. and are led by Rabbi Levy-Slater.

Go to or, without the prayer book, go to

The rabbi recently completed the new Shabbat morning prayer book, which can be accessed only on the platform.

The Torah reading for this week is Korakh, Numbers 16:20 -17:24 in the Triennial Cycle. The parsha details the rebellion of Korakh.

Contact Rabbi Levy-Slater at 715-0888 or 439-2680 for information on Shabbat Shalom LIVE! or to enroll in classes.

st. theodore episcopal

St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church holds its Sunday worship service at 12:15 p.m. in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrews Drive.

Sunday, June 17, is the third Sunday after Pentecost. 

The celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II is the Rev. Lisa Rotchford. Her sermon is titled “Sewing the Seeds of Faith.”

A coffee hour follows the service.

St. Theodore Episcopal Church can be contacted at 430-8619.

Faith Christian

Mario Cuomo is quoted as saying, “I talk and talk and talk, and I haven’t taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.”

Sunday, June 17, is Father’s Day. At Faith Christian Assembly, the plan is to make Sunday an exceptional day for each one.

Pastor Gwyn Vaughn will deliver a message designed to honor and inspire every father.

A special gift will be given to each one.

Invite family members to the 10:30 a.m. service. There will be no evening service that day.

Tuesday is Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room and midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming, is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter or for more information, call 598-9010 or 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 am. in English and 1:45 in Spanish.

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

salvation army

Cheryl Sparks, a lifelong member of the Salvation Army, will be guest speaker when the Home League meets at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18, in Clubhouse 4. 

Sparks, active at the Tustin Ranch Corps (church), will discuss the history of the Salvation Army.

She will discuss the beginning of the Salvation Army with its spread of evangelism and social work among the poor in London.

Sparks will then touch on the current work being done in Orange County.

Greeters will be Belinda McLeod and Leone Metros.

Hostesses will be Verlene Thompson and Norah Williams.

– Norah Williams

congregation sholom

Congregation Sholom is offering free Yiddish classes for the next four weeks at 9:30 a.m. Taught by Yakob Basner, they will be limited to 10 students.

For more information, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.

Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. on June 15 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. They will be conducted by Rabbi Karen Isenberg.

An Oneg Shabbat will follow services.

On Saturday, June 16 , a bagel and cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

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


The Short Story Book Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, at the home of Mort and Helene Goldberg. “The Knife” will be read.

For more information and directions, call 430-7743.


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 Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362.


The Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach will present Big Summer Nights with the Beach City Big Band from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, June 18. The event is free.

The center is located at 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach. For more information, go to

Assembly of God

“The Greatest Enemy of Ecstasy” is the sermon title for Sunday at Assembly of God Church in the continuing series, “Living in God’s Ecstasy.”

Members and friends will gather at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, to hear Pastor Sam Pawlak preach.

Worship songs will be interspersed with the message.

Diana Mushagian will make the announcements and receive the offering.

Musicians in the service will include Marge McDonald, Denise Smith and Norma Ballinger.

The hymn sing at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby attracts people from congregations inside and outside Leisure World.

It’s an opportunity to make new friends and participate in singing the hymns and gospel songs of the faith. 

Special music will be provided by the mother/daughter duet of Valerie Buterbaugh and Carol Darnell, who writes new words to popular songs.

Pastor Sam will close with a brief devotion, followed by time for fellowship and shared treats.

The two prayer meetings of the day are at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, Pastor Sam will continue the study in II Corinthians, Chapter 12.

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will celebrate the 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, June 17.

The Sunday’s readings:

First Reading, Ezekiel 17: 22-24; Responsorial Psalm:92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16; second reading, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10; Alleluia: The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower. All who come to him will live forever.Gospel: Mark 4:26-34.

Envelopes in the church pews are available for listing the names of husbands, fathers, grandfathers or friends (living or deceased) for inclusion in the Novena of Masses that will be offered on Father’s Day, June 17.

They should be returned as soon as possible.


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. at the Parish rectory.


The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meets Wednesdays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. 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

Community Church

Community Church will welcome Rev. David Stoner back to the pulpit on Sunday, June 17. Rev. Stoner is a gifted preacher and a friend of Pastor Don Roe.

Rev. Stoner shared the following quotation by author, Richard Rohr.

“Most of us were taught that God would love us if and when we change. In fact, God loves you so that you can change. What empowers change, what makes you desirous of change is the expression of love. It is that inherent experience of love that becomes the engine of change.”   

On Sunday, Rev. Stoner will preach the sermon, “Parables: What Are You Meaning?” from Mark 4:26-34.

Ted Walker will be lay liturgist .

Worship services begin at 9:50 a.m., followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall.


Gamechangers, an interactive Bible study for men and women,will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Leisure World.

Sessions are held on the first and third Fridays of he month.

Course topics include what identifies people as followers of Jesus and how to live a Christian life.

The workbook has independent units, so a session can be missed and made up later.

For the location and more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

–Joan Eisenhart

christian women

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 for a potluck breakfast.

All residents are welcome to attend.

Members meet on the second and fourth Mondays of the month.

For more information, call 431-0597 or 594-8100.

– Helen Spencer

Redeemer Lutheran

Gil Moore, pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, will preach from Ezekiel 17:22-24 on Sunday with theme of “The Sprig That Saves, It’s Jesus.”

Communion assistant will be Carmen Leslie, and the acolyte, Shirlene Bradrick.

The choir, under the direction of Sharon Heck, will sing, “We Eat the Bread of Teaching.”

Altar flowers are from Verna Becker in memory of her husband, George.

The Sunday service with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m. A coffee hour, which includes the bargain basement, follows the service in Fellowship Hall.

Pastor Lynda Elmer leads a study of the Book of Revelation Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. The class is open to everyone.

Website for the congregation is

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

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tournament poker Club

Susan Dodson won the final table in Tournament Poker Club play on June 2.

Although Dodson and her opponent, Susan Rose, had similar hands going into the finale, queen-seven vs. queen-six, the luck of the draw gave Dodson trip sevens, ending in a full house. That left Rose with just queen high.

Frank DePalma was third, followed by Rick Riley, Grace Buster, Doug Wolfe, Nancy Floyd, and new member Barry Brideau.

Hank Lincourt won high hand with four sixes, and Wendy Wu won second high hand with jacks full of sevens.

Delores Cook won the featured hand winning with jack-five, also named the Jackson Five.

Dodson has been a final table winner over a dozen times since joining the club in 2006. But this was her first win of 2018.

She lives in Mutual 7 with her husband, Bob, an avid karaoke singer.

Her interests are cards, table tennis and reading historical novels.

The club thanks Frank DePalma and Jody Dixon for their series of poker lessons over the past few weeks.

For more information about club membership or activities, call Wendy Wu, club president, at (714) 366-0940.

Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners June 11: Oscar Moya, 11,910; Al Bonnema, 11,350; Marilyn Allred, 11,010; Tony Dodero, 11,000. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.

–Bert Sellers


Monday Night Bunco Club winners June 11: Most buncos: Tie between Audrey Hutchings and Jackie Walters. Most wins: Joyce Ingram. Most babies. Ruth Bonnema, Vivian Fourner and Dolorie Thurner. Most losses: Marilyn Moody. Door prize winner: Bill Zurn. The next meeting is June 25. A half time social is planned with home baked treats to share. The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m., and all are welcome for a fun night of dice games and camaraderie. The game can be taught to newcomer within minutes. For more information, call Gail Levitt at 596-1346.


Saturday Social Bunco Club winners June 9: Most buncos: Tie among Karen LaCourse, Betty Morgan and Mary Milhone. Most wins: Susie Ralston. Most babies: Nancy Brown. Most losses: Madolyn Lacy. Door prize winner: Joyce Ingram. The next meeting is June 23 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 Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Doris Dack, president, (714) 356-0443.


Friendly Pinochle Club winners winners June 7: Irene Perkins, 12,010; Marilyn Allred, 11,960; Jim Dix, 11,650; Tony Dodero, 10,950.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 June 2: N/S: Joyce Basch-Linda Nye; Bill Linskey-Gary Paugh; Russ Gray-Mark Singer; Sharon Beran-Joan Tschirki. E/W: Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; George Koehm-Sue Boswell; Paul and Monica Honey; Fern and Hank Dunbar. Winners June 1: N/S: Al Appel-Joan Tschirki; Robert and Pat Adam; Linda and Richard Stein; Sibyl Smith-Eileen Kotecki; Kay Hyland-Roy Tomooka; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan. E/W: Ann Croul-Arne Lier; Diane Sachs-Betty Jackson; Oliver Yildiz-Hanefi Erten; Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Ted Cooper-Marlene McIlroy; Nancy Lichter-Bill Dewell; Jerry and Jane Reid. Games are played Mondays 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. 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 who need a partner should arrive by noon and check with the club manager; every effort will be made to find one. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m. All area codes are 562 unless otherwise noted. – Gene Yaffee

Women’s Golf Club

Devora Kim shot an aggregate 89 to win the Women’s Golf Club championship played over three weeks on the local course.

A: Low gross: GeeGee Kwak, 90. Low net: Jane Song, 73.

B: Low gross: Theresa Lim, 93. Low net: Sun Lee, 76.

C: Low gross: Susan Abouaf, 101. Low net: Ock Im, 69.


A field of 42 members played for low gross, low net and circle Hole No. 66 in on June 5.

A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 27. Low net: Bert Thompson, 24. Circle hole: Marilyn Hewitt.

B: Low gross: Yvonne Yim, 30. Low net: Mary Ann Moore, 23.

C: Low gross: Judy Ro, 33. Low net: Tie between Mary Lancaster and Chris Cisneros, 26. Circle hole: Jeanne Aranas.

Guys and gals tournament

Members of the Men’s Golf Club will hold a Gals and Guys scramble golf tournament on June 27 at the local course.

It will be a shotgun start format and begins at 7:30 a.m.

Check-in time is 7:15.

Between five and nine teams will participate, depending on the number of sign-ups received.

Teams will consist of between four and six players.

The sign up fee is $15.

Teams will be chosen from player handicaps and by a blind draw.

The deadline to sign up is June 22.

– Steve Mood

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. Beginners are welcome for free lessons.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qe5. The white queen moves from h8 to e5. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

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/Impaired vision and hearing club

The role of the Leisure World Impaired Vision and Hearing Club (IVHC) will be the topic when the Y Service Club meets on Wednesday, June 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Sylvia Makus and Gil and Lavonna Moore will host a continental breakfast, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Following a business meeting led by Y Service Club President Margaret Humes, IVHC officers Juanita Townsend, Sharon Kohn, Nickie Weisel, Linda Johnson and Joyce Payne will discuss how their club helps people with visual and hearing impairments.

IVHC has several speakers who offer information at the club’s monthly meetings at 10 a.m. on the third Friday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

The club also sponsors a Friday Support Group, facilitated by volunteers from the Braille Institute, to assist people with impaired vision.

Shareholders are invited to attend the June 20 Y Service Club meeting to learn more about the club that benefits people with sensory problems.

Weekly health, exercise classes

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

Classes are offered from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6, top floor. Attendance both days is not necessary. The fee is $4 a class when paying by the month, or $5 for those who do not attend regulary.

The trainer leads warm-ups, light weight-lifting and standing yoga poses for improved balance.

For more information, call Marion Higgins at 296-8328.

Ageless Grace

The eight-week chair-based exercise program, which addresses 21 specific aging factors, will resume weekly Monday classes at 4:30 p.m. beginning June 18, upstairs in Clubhouse 6.

Since the exercises are practiced in a chair, it is perfect for everyone.

To participate, drop in anytime for $5 per session or pay $30 for all eight sessions.

For more information, call Carol Costello at 596-3927.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.


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.

Feeling Good Exercise

Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1, 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.

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.

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.

Monday, June 18: Cream of carrot soup with salt-free crackers, beef, mango and barley salad, wheat dinner roll, fresh melon.

Tuesday, June 19: Stuffed salmon boat with Newburg sauce, baked red potatoes, spinach, banana pudding with vanilla wafers with diet pudding, cranberry juice.

Wednesday, June 20: Turkey potroast with gravy, mashed potatoes, capri blend vegetables, nectarine

Thursday, June 21: Hamburger on wheat bun with lettuce, tomato and onion, coleslaw, baked chips, ice cream, no sugar added.

Friday, June 22: Chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, broccoli and carrots mix, chilled diced peaches.

Wa-Rite Club

by Margaret Humes

LW contributor

It’s been said that it’s better to eat small meals frequently throughout the day to keep the metabolism burning, yet more frequent eating leads to more calories being consumed by the end of day.

The topic presented by Virginia Olejnik to the Wa-Rite Club on June 8 was on fasting, quite the opposite of constant eating.

There’s a myriad of information on fasting, which should only be done under the supervision of a qualified health care professional.

It was an interesting topic. Virginia presented good information.

She touched on misconceptions such as having to eat breakfast and if it’s better to eat the first meal later in the day.

Another point made was that fasting will not put the body in “starvation mode.”

Leona San Severino and Marsha Larsen shed 2-1/2 pounds to tie for top losers of the week honors. That’s a lot of hard work and an inspiration for others.

Dorene Youngs, our local celebrity, was named queen of the month for April and May.

Dorene said she drank plenty of water, and when she dines out, she asks for a take-home container so she won’t be tempted to eat more. She also goes to water aerobics four days a week. Exercise plays a vital role.

Food for thought was if people eat to live or live to eat?

Wa-Rite is a support group for women needing to lose 10 pounds or more.

Annual dues are $10.

Members meet from 9-10 a.m. Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins begin at 8 a.m.

To join the club or visit a meeting, ask for Diana Goins.

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

Medical ID theft

All residents are invited to a lecture on identity theft at noon on Thursday, June 21, in The Health Care Center Conference Room.

Those who attend should call 795-6204 at least 24 hours prior to the event to reserve a seat.

A staff member will call to confirm reservations.

Medical identity theft is an unfortunate but common reality targeting Medicare beneficiaries.

Thieves use another person’s Medicare number, and may bill Medicare for expensive services that were never provided or overbill for provided services.

This can lead to inaccuracies in medical records, which can mean delayed care or denied services for patients.

Learn how Medicare is taking steps to help prevent identity theft, and what consumers can do to keep their information safe and avoid becoming more victims of fraud.

Workshop on dementia

The next workshop in the Tuesday Workshop Series: Life Strategies will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, in the Health Care Center’s large conference room.

Titled “Dementia 101: Fact vs. Fiction,” the workshop will provide tips for connecting and communicating with people with memory loss.

The discussion will clarify fact from fiction about Alzheimer’s disease.

Space is limited. To attend, call 795-6204.

Discover how the free services of Alzheimer’s Orange County can help someone you know with dementia.

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Long May She Wave

Hoist your flags today, Flag Day

Today, June 14, is National Flag Day, celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States. On June 14, 1777, a resolution by the Second Continental Congress proclaimed that the “Stars and Stripes” would be the official flag of the U.S.

The Flag Resolution stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the 13 United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” The resolution was probably intended to define a naval ensign.

National Flag Day was officially established in August 1946 by an Act of Congress.

The week of June 10-16 is designated as “National Flag Week.” President Donald Trump, who was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1946, issued a proclamation urging U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of the week.

The Federal Flag Code defines “the flag” as anything “by which the average person seeing the same without deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag of the United States of America.” The code makes it clear that the flag is a living symbol.

The flag, referred to as “Stars and Stripes,” “Old Glory” and “Star Spangled Banner,” should be displayed often, but especially on national and state holidays and special occasions. The flag should be displayed on or near the main building of public institutions, schools during school days and polling places on election day.

It should be displayed outside only from sunrise to sunset, unless it is illuminated during darkness. It should not be subject to weather damage, so it should not fly during rain, snow or wind storms unless it is an all-weather flag.

The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously, and Americans should stand at attention and place their hands over their hearts.

Francis Hopkinson designed the first official American flag. He was an author, a composer, and one who signed the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. He also designed Continental paper money and the first U.S. coin.

The first official U.S. flag is believed to be hoisted by the Continental Army at the Middlebrook encampment in 1777.

The first U.S. flag flown during battle was at Fort Schuyler during the Siege of Fort Stanwix on Aug. 3, 1777. Massachusetts reinforcements brought news of the adoption of the official flag by Congress to Fort Schuyler. Soldiers cut up their shirts to make the white stripes; scarlet material from red flannel petticoats of officers’ wives was used; and the material for the blue union was secured from Capt. Abraham Swartwout’s blue cloth coat.

There have been 28 variations to the design outlined in the Flag Resolution. The “new constellation” grows with the addition of each new state.

Prior to the proclamation of the 48-star flag in 1959, there was no official arrangement of the stars, and the exact colors of the flag were not standardized until 1934.

Although the Flag Code is U.S. federal law, there is no penalty for a private citizen or group failing to comply with the Flag Code, and it is not widely enforced. Congress enacted the Flag Protection Act in 1989 that allowed for anyone who knowingly desecrates the flag to be fined and/or imprisoned for up to one year. The law was challenged in 1990 and the Supreme Court ruled that the act violates First Amendment free speech protection.

The Federal Flag Code contains rules for handling and displaying the flag.

• The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing, unless it is the ensign responding to a salute from a ship of a foreign nation.

• When a flag is so tattered that it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of the United States, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, the military and other organizations regularly conduct dignified flag-burning ceremonies.

• No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

• The flag should never touch anything beneath it.

• The flag should always be permitted to fall freely. (An exception was made during the Apollo moon landings when the flag hung from a vertical pole designed with an extensible horizontal bar, allowing full display even in the absence of an atmosphere.) This is often violated at sporting events when the flag is carried flat or horizontally.

• The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discarded.

Though not part of the official Flag Code, according to military custom, flags should be folded into a triangular shape when not in use. When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.

When displaying the flag in a procession with other flags the U.S. flags should either on the right or front and center of the flag line and hanging from a staff so that it falls free. When the flag is displayed projecting from a building, the union (blue) should be placed at the peak or furthest out from the building. When sharing a staff with other flags the U.S. flag is on top.

St. Andrews Drive repaving project gets underway

The third phase of the paving project begins today, June 14, at St. Andrews Drive, with the removal of 34 trees in the St. Andrews Drive median between Golden Rain Road and Northwood Road. The tentative schedule calls for the project completion on Sept. 20.

During the project at least one lane will be open in each direction. Parking restrictions will be in place. The following schedule is tentative.

On Monday, June 18, the paving company will begin removing and replacing the median curbs and gutters. The soil and roots will be removed and replaced with clean soil. This work is scheduled to continue through Aug. 6.

Communications conduit and junction boxes will be installed in the median from Aug. 6-21.

Beginning Aug. 22 grinding of the asphalt and repair work on the southbound lanes will be performed through Sept. 10. Pavement overlay and striping will follow through Sept. 20.


Drive safer is topic for CHP officer

Duane Graham, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club, tomorrow, June 15, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. His presentation is Drive Safer, Drive Longer.

The presentation helps to equip senior drivers with the necessary tools to remain safe and confident on the road. It will cover various topics ranging from California driving laws, safe driving practices and the effects of aging on a person’s ability to drive safely.

It is not uncommon for senior drivers to be unaware of or deny changes in their physical or mental conditions, which negatively affects the “ability to drive safely.” Therefore the Drive Safer, Drive Longer program was designed with a self-assessment component to assist senior drivers with identifying these changes and providing possible corrective options.

This presentation is an excellent opportunity for senior drivers to refresh their knowledge of California driving laws, evaluate their driving abilities, and improve their driving skills.

Officer Graham has been employed by the CHP for seven years. He is currently assigned to the Westminster CHP office where he works as the public information officer. Some of his current duties include: Conducting media interviews, composing press releases, coordinating community outreach events, managing area-specific social media accounts, and conducting traffic safety programs.

Shareholders should arrive early to guarantee a seat. If arriving late, use the door near the kitchen as to not disturb the speaker.

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

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information.

The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and others from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW.

The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (Room 4 on the first Friday). There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.


All U.S. veterans invited to picnic

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) invites all U.S. veterans and their loved ones living in LW to its annual picnic on July 1 at 11:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.

The picnic is held to express gratitude to U.S. veterans for their unselfish service to keep the freedom, which everyone enjoys. Come and meet old friends and reminisce about old times.

All registered veterans will receive a token gift.

To register and for more information, call Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597, or Ren Villanueva, 493-1406 or (323) 854-6209. The deadline is June 22.


Bingo played Sundays, CH 2

Bingo sponsored by a different club each week is played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.

The games on Sunday, June 17, will be hosted by St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish.

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, fourth and fifth Sundays.


Plans in making for annual Independence Day event

The GRF Recreation Department is planning the annual Independence Day event with a classic car show, barbecue, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade and a fabulous band.

Mark Barnett performs the best loved and challenging songs of the legendary Roy Orbison, plus the most popular music of the 50s and 60s in his widely popular concerts with his band The Black & White Knights.

His transformation into Roy is complete with the looks, voice and the feel of this magnificent performer.

Close your eyes and listen while dancing to the haunting ballads of Roy Orbison and be transported back to yesteryear.

Activities start at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, with more to see inside, and continue until 2 p.m. Residents, their families and friends are welcome.

People need not be a member of the Silver Fox Club to participate in the classic car show. The club is still seeking residents who own classic or unusual cars to participate. Non-residents will also be welcomed to make the show a success.

Arts and craft clubs will display their talents inside the clubhouse in the table tennis area, which will be closed for the day.

Clubs who have asked to participate should contact Kathy Thayer at 431-6586, ext. 398, or email to confirm the equipment needed for their display.


Watch Angels take on Mariners, July 10

Since the first Angels game sold out in record time, the GRF Recreation has added another GRF bus trip to Angel Stadium on Tuesday, July 10, to watch the Angels play the Seattle Mariners. The game begins at 7:07 p.m.

Those in attendance will receive a free Mike Trout tee-shirt. Trout currently leads the league in homeruns.

Trout has achieved many honors in his young career, including, the American League (AL) 2012 Rookie of the Year, six-timeMLB All-Star and the AL MVP in 2014 and 2016.

Tickets to the game are $35 each and include bus transportation to the stadium. A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50. All forms of payment are accepted. Purchases are non-refundable.

Tickets may be purchased in the GRF Recreation Department, Building 5, first floor, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Participants need to complete a release form, available in the Recreation Office.

For more information, call Thomas Fileto, 431-6586, ext. 324, or email


Mahler, Handel, Tchaikovshy presented in class today, CH 2

The Korean American Classic Music Appreciation class will meet at 9:30 a.m. today, June 14, in Clubhouse 2.

Ken Chong will illustrate classical music using Gustav Mahler’s symphony, “Das Lied von Der Erde”, No. 1 and No. 2; Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien”; and George Handel’s “Eternal Source of Light Divine.”

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.


Facebook for beginners is topic June 21

The Computer Friends Club will give a presentation on Facebook for Beginners at the Thursday, June 21, meeting.

The second topic will be a refresher course on how to use the LWSB website to look up LW community activities.

The Computer Friends Club meets every third Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 4:30-6 p.m.

Classes, presentations and membership are free. All are welcome.

For information, call Keith Bague, (714) 267-7871.


Annual meeting is on June 27

The Golden Age Foundation will have its annual board meeting on Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. in Building 5, Conference Room B. Building 5 is across from Clubhouse 6. Conference Room B is located behind GRF Security and Decal office.

All members of the foundation are welcome to observe the annual board meeting.

This is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest news and get a preview of coming Golden Age Foundation attractions.

Korean American Computer Forum

New president is elected for 2018

Dr. Suk Im has assumed leadership of the Korean American Computer Forum (KACF), replacing the outgoing president Ken Chong, who stayed for two years after he created the club in March 2016.

Dr. Im holds a Ph.D. in chemical metallurgy from University of Utah and has spent a lifetime as a leading senior researcher in the field of inorganic chemistry.

For the past years, the presentations given at the KACF classes were mostly limited to PC-computers, concentrating on understanding and upgrading Windows 10 skills, to facilitate daily life and enjoy photos, videos and music.

The club will be progressing to Apple Mac computers in the near future. As smartphones prevail over other devices, the club will place a priority to syncing and data exchange between smartphones and computers.

Each regular teaching class consists of two parts, basic level for the first hour and advanced level for the second hour. Classes for regular teaching meet on first and third Tuesdays of each month between 9-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The class for free discussion meets on the second Tuesday of each month between 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

for information, contact Suk Im, (206) 679-7570 or Jae Im Kim, (949)751-9719.

Mother’s Day photos ready

Photos are ready for those who attended the GRF Mother’s Day Brunch and had a free, family photo taken. Stop by the Recreation Office before Friday, June 22, to pick it up. The photos will not be held after that date.

KLC celebrates publishing its book

On June 19 at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, the Korean Literary Club (KLC) will have a book publication ceremony for “Seal Beach Leisure World: Stories of Retired Village People, 2,” a collection of works by members and non-members residing in Leisure World. The 274-page book includes contributions by 33 people.

The KLC was established in 2008 by several Korean Americans in Leisure World who had a keen interest in writing essays and poems and in studying Korean as well as global literary works. They meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month under the leadership of Professor Won Kim, former vice president of the University of Seoul.

The aim of the members is to develop skills in writing poems, essays and novels. Many members have received the Newcomers Award from well-known literary societies, and their works have been published by magazines. Some members have published their own books of poems and essays.

For further information on the book or club, contact Yoon Soo Park, editor-in-chief, 431-3036; Suja Kim, president, 544-8318; or Myong Park, secretary, (626) 826-9989.

All invited to PEO card party June 27, CH 2

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 June 27. 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 June 23. 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 play at a table as two tables can be pushed together. Come just for lunch. To only play cards, the price is $3. All profits are donated to scholarships for women through the National PEO organization.

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


Introduction to computers class set

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

• Monday, June 11, 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, June 19, Clubhouse 3, Room 9

A free video of the UCLA play, “Mentshn” will be shown from 7-8:15 p.m. LWer Yakkob Basner is in the cast. The English summary is by Ed Asner.

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

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Rollin’ Thunder golf cart parade is July 4 highlight

by Mike Levitt

LW contributor

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will have a starring role in the Golden Rain Foundation’s upcoming gala Fourth of July celebration. Club President Tom Davis, in making that announcement, is inviting all golf cart drivers —even those who have not yet joined the club — to participate.

“This is one of our biggest holiday parades, where we all decorate our carts to display our deep patriotism,” Davis explains. “Few activities in all of Leisure World generate as much spirit and participation as our Fourth of July celebration.”

The July 4th parade will form at Clubhouse 2 at 9:30 a.m., with all carts lined up and ready to roll at the official starting time of 10 a.m.

Approximately one hour later, the parade will conclude at Clubhouse 6 where all of the holiday’s many other activities will start up.

The decorated carts will be up close for viewing and photographs, with their owners nearby to talk about their carts and creations. Future golf cart owners will find this an excellent opportunity to ask about the different types of golf carts. And, of course, this will be the perfect time to join the Rollin’ Thunder Club and enjoy its friendship and camaraderie.

During the summer Rollin’ Thunder’s regular monthly meetings take the form of summer barbecue potlucks at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. These will begin at noon and are held the fourth Tuesday of each month, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25. Regular Rollin’ Thunder meetings, also potluck for lunch, will begin again on Oct. 23 in Clubhouse 2, also at noon.

The club’s next “Air and Water Day” will be held Sept. 15, from 9-11 a.m. at The Pit Stop next to the minifarms off Nassau Drive. At the most recent Air and Water Day, more than 50 golf carts and motorized scooters were serviced by club volunteers, who checked tires for air pressure, and checked and added water to batteries.

“Our ‘A&W Day,’” concludes the club president, “allows us to help many Leisure World residents to maintain their carts at little or minimum cost. And those who had their carts checked will be ready for our big parade.”


Participants wanted for car show

The Leisure World Silver Fox Classic Car Club will host the car show on July 4 in conjunction with the GRF Independence Day event in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot.

The car show is free. It will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature many trophies. The trophy presentation is at 1:30 p.m. Cars will be parked at 9 a.m.

Silver Fox members invite all residents who own classic cars, sports cars or special interest vehicles to join them on this special day and display their special cars.

All residents will be asked to vote for their favorite cars, and the results of those votes will determine the winner of the “Residents’ Choice” award.

In addition to the car show the event will also feature live music and food trucks.

The Silver Fox Classic Car Club meets the second Tuesday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome and do not have to own a classic car, sports car or special interest vehicle to join the club. Simply an interest is enough.


Teaching in Russia is topic June 20

Class will be in session with math and science teacher, Marjean Swan, when Traveling Tigers Club members join her as she recaptures the memories of her time devoted to teaching in St. Petersburg, Russia, with a goal of building bridges for international children.

The International Academy on Vasilievsky Island, a residential neighborhood in St. Petersburg, provided the setting for Marjean to work with students from all over the world and to explore with them the treasures of the Russian culture.

 Marjean returned to Russia to teach for a semester each year in a three-year period. She will share her Russian adventures with The Traveling Tigers Club on Wednesday, June 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The meeting begins with a potluck lunch at noon followed by the program at 1:15 p.m.

Visitors are welcome. Call Joan Schwichtenberg at 446-0731 for more information.

Trip planned to see Pope’s Choir in L.A. on July 23

Holy Family Church will escort a trip to see the Pope’s Choir at the Microsoft Theater on Monday, July 23, at 5 p.m. This is the choir’s first ever U.S. National tour.

Serving as the Pope’s personal choir, the 1,500-year old Sistine Chapel Choir is the oldest and most respected active choir in the world today.

Through its liturgical music, the choir communicates a message of peace and closeness among all people.

This is the choir’s first performance ever in Los Angeles and the final night of the tour. Chorus Angelorum and the California Mission Sinfonia will open the evening with a special performance.

Tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime concert are $100 per person. The group must sell at least 40 tickets for this reduced group rate.

To reserve a ticket, call, 430-8170, or visit the church office, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On the Go

Day Trips

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

Angels Baseball Game vs. Mariners– Tuesday, July 10, $35, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

Pauma Casino – July 11, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Pala Casino – July 27, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Gail Levitt, 596-1346

Pope’s Choir, Microsoft Theater – Monday, July 23, $100, Holy Family Church, 430-8170, Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Angels Baseball Game vs. Tigers – Tuesday, Aug. 7, $35, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

Pageant of the Masters – Wednesday, Aug. 15, $75, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

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

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 the Calgary Stampede, Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper and Yoho National Parks. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Rhone River, France – Oct. 21-28, Wendy Souza, Viking Lyon/Avignon, (808)254-9085

Cuba-Caribbean Cruise – 10-day tour, Nov. 9-19, Half Moon Bay, Bahamas; Cozumel, Mexico; Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Havana, Cuba, and Cienfuegos, Cuba, Joanna Matos, Traveling Tigers Club, 598-1849


LWers honored as ‘40 most traveled passengers’

Recently Leisure World residents Sandra deDubovay and Joe DiDonato took an eight-day cruise to Alaska on the Emerald Princess. They have been to Alaska many times and cruising is their favorite kind of vacation. They flew from LAX to Seattle to pick up the cruise.  

One highlight this time, was sailing through the 30-mile long Tracy Arm Fjord to the end to view the North and South Sawyer glaciers. The forecast for the day was rain. However, the weather was picture perfect. They arrived at 6:30 a.m. and there was live commentary from the Navigational Bridge throughout the three-hour round trip. They ordered breakfast and enjoyed it on their balcony while appreciating the beauty of Alaska.

Another “surprise” was getting a special invite by the captain and his officers to attend the “40 Most Traveled Passengers” on this cruise. There were over 3,000 passengers aboard, and Sandra and Joe were pleasantly impressed that they made the cut.

It was held in a private lounge, and when they arrived they were introduced to Capt. Todd McBain. The ship’s professional photographer took their photo. The hors d’oeuvres were gourmet and they could order any type of drink. It was a first-class event, and Capt. McBain said they hold these special events to thank the loyal passengers who sail regularly with the Princess cruise line. When they left they were given the photo taken with the captain as a nice souvenir. 

They stopped at the ports in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Vancouver Island.

They’d been to Victoria before but never took the time to go to the world famous Butchart Gardens. It is over 100 years old and is still owned by the same family. It is open every day of the year and covers 55 acres of floral themed botanical gardens, meandering pathways, fountains, exquisite foliage and magnificent bronze statues. Every plant is perfect due to having 100 gardeners daily keeping them pristine. They’ve been to many botanical gardens around the world but this truly was No. 1 in their estimation.

They said the entire cruise was wonderful but these three events stood out.

There is so much to see and do while cruising and they have already made reservations for other sailings.

Tips to make summer travel more carefree

As summer kicks into gear, here are some travel tips to help combat travel anxiety and ensure a carefree summer vacation.

• Play it by ear, be flexible— Being flexible with travel plans will provide the most mileage for a dollar. Many destinations are fighting over business, so who knows who is going to come out with the next great deal.

• Travel weekdays — As creatures of habit, it’s easy to book a trip over a regular week. However, there are better rates and travel is smoother if the weekend is scheduled in the middle. Save hundreds of dollars just by shifting flights one day. The best fares generally are reserved for midweek travel. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are particularly good, especially for international flights.

• Enable private browsing— When searching or booking flights online open a private window and then clear computer cache. Travel sites often track visits and will increase prices based on search history.

• Organize travel documents— There’s nothing worse than not being able to find boarding passes, hotel or car reservations in a smartphone, when needed. Alto Mail’s AI allows the user to easily find the information within his/her mailbox. Alto Mail’s AI proactively scans email and sorts the mail into folders that are easy to access; travel, shopping, finance, personal, photos and more.

• Call credit or debit card companies—Before traveling internationally, inform credit card companies so vacation purchases are authorized. The last thing wanted is to be reported for suspicious activity and not have access to money.

• Become familiar with last minute booking services in case of emergencies—Everything was done correctly, but the room, flight or car was overbooked and there is nothing the hotel/airline/rental agency can do to help (so they say). Apps like HotelTonight lets travelers book unsold hotel rooms at discounted rates the day of check-in, and Roomer, a service that sells a persons unused hotel reservations, helping to ensure a person doesn’t get stuck out in the cold.

• Raise the roof — When booking a hotel, request a room on a higher floor. Most vacationers book lower floors to be closer to the pool, so a higher room may reduce the noise, and probably gives a better view, as well.

• Get a rashguard — Instead of slathering sunblock on every few hours, buy a long-sleeve rashguard. These lightweight “swim shirts” protect skin from the sun, dry quickly, and come in a huge variety of sizes and colors.

• Stay connected – A portable power pack is a favorite travel gadget, and fits easily in a pocket or bag and come in all different shapes, sizes and capacities.

• Store loose cables/chargers in an old sunglasses case to keep everything in one place.

• If the wall plug-in for the phone charger is left behind, check the back of the hotel TV. There’s usually a USB port.

• Bring an empty water bottle to the airport and refill it after passing security. Many airports have water bottle filling stations in terminal waiting areas.

• Scan your passport, ID and itinerary, and email it to yourself so you have a digital copy in the event of loss or theft.

—Compiled by Cathie Merz

Common sunscreen destroys coral

It has been discovered that sunscreen contributes to the destruction of coral reefs and other ocean life. As a result the State of Hawaii recently passed a bill that will prohibit the sale of over-the-counter sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. These two ingredients are used in more than 3,500 of the world’s most popular sunscreen products, including Hawaiian Tropic, Coppertone and Banana Boat.

About 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotion ends up in coral reefs around the world each year, according to a study published in 2015 in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Research at Hanauma Bay, off the coast of Oahu, found that the nearly 2,600 average daily visitors left about 412 pounds of sunscreen in the ocean.

The U.S. National Park Service for South Florida, Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa recommend using “reef friendly” sunscreen (those made with titanium oxide or zinc oxide, which are natural mineral ingredients) and wearing clothing and hats to protect the skin from the sun.

When people wear sunscreen, it winds up in the waterways when they clean it off, just like harmful chemicals in household cleaning products that are washed down drains and into the sewage systems.

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Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

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

• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.

• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $11 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word.

• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.

• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.

• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of the News at the member classified advertising rate, $7 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.


Jensen, Jens


Jens S. Jensen, 33-year resident of Mutual 8, died June 7, 2018, of complications of dementia. He was 100 years old.

Jens was born in Raklev, Denmark, on Aug. 12, 1917. He attended grade school and then went to work on neighboring farms. After serving in the Danish army, he married Lilly Pedersen on Nov. 12, 1945. He started several businesses in Denmark, including manufacturing cellulose dolls, painting cars and designing metal racks for product displays in stores. Their first three children, all sons, were born in Denmark.

In 1955 the family immigrated to Canada, where their fourth child, a daughter, was born. He worked as a welder and then a product designer.

They immigrated to southern California in 1961. In California Jens designed metal displays, started DanCraft metal furniture factory, and co-owned a fan guard factory. The fan guard factory became much more successful using his idea to make the fan guards from wire spirals rather than concentric circles.

After his retirement he did metal sculpture, co-owned a gift shop and operated a traveling food stand that made aebleskiver, a Danish dessert similar to doughnut holes.

Jens enjoyed playing the organ, oil painting and bicycling. For many years he was active in the Viking Club, a local group of Danish immigrants, serving one term as its president.

He was preceded in death by his wife, who died in 1998, and all eight of his siblings.

He is survived by four children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.


Baker, Marilyn


Marilyn Naley Baker, Mutual 15, a resident of Leisure World for over 38 years, passed on May 16, 2018.

She was survived by her son, Brad Naley Baker, and daughter, Bonnie Baker Liedlich.

“Grammy,” as all her loved ones called her, retired after almost 45 years as a USC Dental School dental hygienist.

She spent her most favorite years traveling the globe and singing in her Garden Grove United Methodist choir, Leisure World Chorale, as well as with the international champion Harborlites — Sweet Adelines.

She was wonderful and kind to everyone she met, and made an instant connection with thousands during her 90 years on this beautiful planet. She loved fiercely and will be missed dearly.

Her legacy will live on for centuries to come through the hearts of her four grandchildren and three (and counting) great-grandchildren, along with the hundreds of college students she sent cookies to over the years.

Please join family and friends to celebrate her life on Friday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at Garden Grove United Methodist Church, 12741 Main Street, Garden Grove. Reception immediately following at Kiwanisland, 9840 Larson Ave, Garden Grove.

As always, “Love you more” Grammy.


Jimmy’s Handyman


Jimmy of Jimmy’s Handyman of Leisure World for over 30 years passed away on May 30, 2018. Jimmy loved his business in LW as well as all of his customers.

—paid obituary


Bargewell, Robbie G.


Bargewell, Robbie G. (Souder) age 99 a 32 year resident of Seal Beach Leisure World. Born in Alabama, Robbie came to California from Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1942, living at first in Murietta, then Corona and finally to Long Beach in 1944, where she lived until moving to Leisure World in 1986.

A longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church in North Long Beach, prior to her joining the Leisure World Baptist Church, where she continued to be very active in all areas of church ministry which she so loved.

She was an avid Lakers fan having played high school basketball herself and was captain of her team. She loved bowling and competed on several teams of LW residents over the years.

She was constantly making quilts and afghans for her family, the VA hospital, and local children’s home.

She grew up on farms in Alabama and Oklahoma and never tired of working in the dirt…her many beautiful flowering plants over the years are testimony of her success at gardening.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Max G. Souder, and her second husband of nine years, Bob Bargewell, whom she met at LWBC. They married when she was 74 and Bob was 83. This pair was always on the go as they loved to travel. She is also preceded in death by one son, Charles G. Souder; two daughters-in-law, Lorraine Souder and Carol Souder; and two of her grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children Helen June McKinney; Alfred H. Souder and Max (Marla) Souder; two step children Robert (Janet) Bargewell, Jr. and Terry (Dale) West. In addition she has 17 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great- grandchildren and 1 great-great-great-grandson.

Graveside service was held at Elsinore Valley District Cemetery in Lake Elsinore on Monday, June 4.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation are directed to the Leisure World Baptist Church, PO Box 4057, 90740 , or the charity of the choice.

—paid obituary


In Memoriam

Eugene Poole 65

Sharon Bolton 91

Cathy Rogers 64

Yolanda Satterthwaite 82

Marilynn Carr 86

Joseph Di Mario 72

Kathryn Schroeder 53

David Rosenbloom 65

Karen Bartlett 69

Michael Kane 55

Marcia Moss 75

Paul Linenger III 89

Charles McDonald 75

Rodney Trent 49

Randolph Agbeshie 40

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary

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SHAKLEE delivered to your door. LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude) Fikse. 562-618-8731. 09/06



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 07/12





Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 06/14




Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 06/07




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 Beach Business License #GAR0005. 06/28





Interiors, cabinets, ceilings. Entry doors etc., premium paints, primer all wood. Bathroom, kitchen. 40 years in Leisure World Lic. Contractor's license #723262. 08/02




Lady Painter

Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint and specialty finishes, cabinets, murals and more. Lic. 1033927. 07/19



Painting & Construction

Insurance, General Building B and Painting C-33 Lic. #632956. (562) 822-5632 or (562) 418-0007. 11/01/18


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 06/28


Painting -reasonable, reliable, free estimates, kitchen cabinets refinished. Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336 08/16




Tel-Support, TV Handyman Setup, Mounting and Trouble-shooting. Call: 714-263-6240. CA LICENSE #531319. 08/02



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. 08/02





Windows, housecleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19.


Windows, skylights, storages, patios, and gardens. Other jobs. (714) 623-0874. 07/26



(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 10/04




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 ears in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 08/02










CLEANING $33 per room.

562-658-9841. 06/14


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, 562-296-5040, 562-296-8782.


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.



Sewing Clothing Alterations. Home Decor, 40 yrs Experience. References. Call Lynde 714-313-1937. 06/14


Licensed Barber (in your home). Shear/clipper cuts. Ears, nose, eye brows trim. $10. 562-565-3683. 06/14


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538. 07/12


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. 06/14



For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 07/12


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. 07/12


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. 07/05



Carmen cares! Compassionate and sensitive, non-medical experienced caregiver. Personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, runs errands, transportation, cooking. Hourly.

562-287-9349, 9 am – 7 pm. Seal Beach License #CAR0011. 06/14



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. 07/12


Available 24/7

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

949-899-7770. 06/14


Need Caring Caregiver?

Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre's Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/09


Experienced caregivers. Cooking, Cleaning, medications, companions, doctor's. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09

Overnight non-medical home care provided by a professional caregiver. Companionship, personal care, meal preparation, household duties. Low cost. Fluent Engish. GAU0002. Donna 562-991-4500. 06/14


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. 07/12



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 07/12


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. 06/21






Over 30 Years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/23


Professional housecleaning and organizing. $15.00/hour – your supplies. $20.00/hour – my supplies.

Call today 562-991-4500. GAU0002. 06/21


Patricia Housecleaning, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. Call 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 06/21



We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License S&M0001. Call 562-505-1613. 08/02



Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 07/19


General Housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. 18 years in Leisure World. 562-307-3861. Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/09


General housekeeping, 30 years in Leisure World. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09



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

Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 07/26


Darrell's Wallpaper Removal. Free estimates. State Contractor's License #741588. 714-906-7046. 08/02


Let the Computer Coach Help! Learn as you work on your crafts, photos, graphics, email, buying, selling, accounting, investing, home office setup, printers, Windows and more! LW Resident. Seal Beach Business License BRO0001.

Travis 562-502-7302 06/14




Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 09/13




Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.

License #CIP0001 06/14


Feel great! Look great!

Feel healthy! Be healthy!

Certified and insured

personal trainer.

Guaranteed results!

714-943-0205 07/19


Enhance Your



Every Friday, 1:30 p.m.

Essentrics® Aging Backwards

Seal Beach Senior Center

Classes open 6/22 through 8/17

Sponsored by City of

Seal Beach Recreation Dept.

Questions: Call 562-879-1954



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

(562) 881-2093. 06/07


Electric Carts/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 2/21/19


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. 08/16


I want to buy small RV Van N/S. i.e. PW n RT. Must be good condition. 760-415-4247. 06/14


Trailers FOR SALE

1997 Mercury Cougar XR7. 83K orig. miles. Mint Cond. 30th anniversary model. $4,500.

714-815-6475. 06/14


2015 Toyota Tacoma. 55K miles. Off road edition. $24,000.

714-801-4030. 06/14


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor's License #779462. 06/21




Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/28




No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 08/23


WANTED Antiques, collectables, jewelry, turquoise silver, vintage watches. Will pay cash.

Call 562-277-5909. 06/28


Wanted a carport space in Mutual 3. $30 per month. 928-733-7352. 06/14


Wanted a carport space in Mutual 10. 562-588-3014. 06/14


WANTED – a carport space in Mutual 14. $35 per month. 562-537-4622. 07/05


Men’s Bike 26”. $50. Richard.

562-387-5187. 06/14


Women’s Bike. Small. $50. Richard.

562-387-5187. 06/14


For Sale – Reclining lift chair. Remote control. Five months old. New condition. Wine color. $250. 562-598-0307. 06/14


Beautiful furniture for sale. Lots of decorator pieces in excellent condition. Lots of small items.

1060 Foxburg, Unit #218F.

562-598-2926. 06/14


LWer, farmer delivers most famous JUJUBE to the LWers. Ask KW Ranch 310-430-3177 07/12



Two Pacific View Mausoleum crypts in Sunset Court

237-AA-W quad including name plates. Space for four asking $49,000 or make offer,

Pacific View price is $70,000.

213-361-0123. 06/21


Two Plots – Inglewood Cemetery, Avalon section – $6,000 each or best offer – includes transfer fees. 714-595-1312. 06/21


LW resident serving our pets since 2003, day, overnight, vacations. Dogs and cats. Excellent references. Adrienne 562-431-8156. Seal Beach Business License, APS0001. 6/14


Free musical instruments. Must take all. One Remo Snare drum, one LP Aspire double bongos, practice drum, accessories. Call Joan 562-430-1007. 06/14


Record player – free. Just out of long-term storage. Almost certainly requires lubrication. 562-799-3381. 06/14



All advertising offering to purchase entire households of goods and furniture (estates) or offering to conduct estate or patio sales for the owner or heir(s), and all advertising announcing such sales, shall contain the name, address and telephone number of the person or business soliciting such purchases or conducting such sales. All advertising for estate or patio sales conducted by the owner or heir(s) shall contain the words “by owner” or “by heir(s).”


Estate Sale – 11385 Foster Rd., Rossmoor. Thursday-Friday, June 14 and 15, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Beautiful 3 bdrm home filled to the brim with treasures. Sofas, chairs, dining table, buffet, artwork, floor lamps, collectibles. Costume jewelry, designer purses. Men’s Reyn Spooner shirts (3XL), Marantz stereo equipment, flat screen TV’s, Bose sound bar, Bose CD/radio, Fitbit, Casio keyboard, electronics, CD’s (English and Spanish), DVD’s. Convection oven, P90X, beach chairs, bark collars, ladders, tools, garden items and so much more! Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.


Patio Sale by owner – 13660 Annandale Dr. Apt. 22-A. June 14 & 15 – 9:00-3:00. Please come, multiple ites to browse thru.





BRE #00978500


specializing in Seal Beach


PO Box 2734, CA 90740

Phone: 714.642.0122

Fax: 562.446.0575


Coming soon: Fully expanded 1 bedroom with all new amenities and beautiful space saving kitchen counter add-ins. Call Jeff Sacks to join early notification list. 06/28


Quiet, Desirable

Interior Location


Owner Motivated !

1371 Pelham #66K, Mutual 6

Carport #75, Stall #2

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath FIXER!

Make it your own.

Greenbelt view.

Broker: Mark Kachigan

(562) 225-4848

CalBRE#00644779 06/21





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 06/14


Private party wants a 2-bedroom corner unit, as is. Call Arnold,

(360) 319-4095. 06/14



All advertising offering to purchase entire households of goods and furniture (estates) or offering to conduct estate or patio sales for the owner or heir(s), and all advertising announcing such sales, shall contain the name, address and telephone number of the person or business soliciting such purchases or conducting such sales. All advertising for estate or patio sales conducted by the owner or heir(s) shall contain the words “by owner” or “by heir(s).”


Estate Sale – 11385 Foster Rd., Rossmoor. Thursday-Friday, June 14 and 15, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Beautiful 3 bdrm home filled to the brim with treasures. Sofas, chairs, dining table, buffet, artwork, floor lamps, collectibles. Costume jewelry, designer purses. Men’s Reyn Spooner shirts (3XL), Marantz stereo equipment, flat screen TV’s, Bose sound bar, Bose CD/radio, Fitbit, Casio keyboard, electronics, CD’s (English and Spanish), DVD’s. Convection oven, P90X, beach chairs, bark collars, ladders, tools, garden items and so much more! Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.


Patio Sale by owner – 13660 Annandale Dr. Apt. 22-A. June 14 & 15 – 9:00-3:00. Please come, multiple ites to browse thru.





BRE #00978500


specializing in Seal Beach


PO Box 2734, CA 90740

Phone: 714.642.0122

Fax: 562.446.0575


Coming soon: Fully expanded 1 bedroom with all new amenities and beautiful space saving kitchen counter add-ins. Call Jeff Sacks to join early notification list. 06/28

Quiet, Desirable

Interior Location


Owner Motivated !

1371 Pelham #66K, Mutual 6

Carport #75, Stall #2

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath FIXER!

Make it your own.

Greenbelt view.

Broker: Mark Kachigan

(562) 225-4848

CalBRE#00644779 06/21




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 06/14


Private party wants a 2-bedroom corner unit, as is. Call Arnold,

(360) 319-4095. 06/14

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