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Page 1 June-21-18

Monarchs reign for LW booster

Donna Gambol of Mutual 1 is an avid supporter of Monarch butterflies and does what she can to bolster their numbers. The 2018 yearly count of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico shows a decrease from last year and confirms the iconic orange-and-black butterfly remains at risk. Monarchs have declined by more than 80 percent over the past two decades, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Donna Gambol and hundreds like her have taken more than a passing interest in the crisis, as she outlines in her story.

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor

It was mid June last year when I began to collect Monarch butterfly eggs to try to increase their number in Leisure World. By the first week of October, I had successfully launched over 70 butterflies from roughly 80 eggs collected.

That’s a pretty good ratio as it is estimated that in nature only one in 150 eggs survives to adulthood. Since October to the present, I have launched an additional 50 butterflies.

There’s all sorts of predatory issues to which the eggs, caterpillars and chrysalis are exposed.

It could be spiders, insects and caterpillars after the eggs; other caterpillars, insects, and birds when they are in the caterpillar stage; and wasps, hornets and ants when in the chrysalis stage.

It’s rather a miracle any survive with all the potential hazards and that doesn’t even include rain, wind, and temperature. Further their numbers are threatened with the loss of milkweed, their only food source as caterpillars.

Taking the advice of friends who have raised Monarchs for years in Pennsylvania, Gambol first collected leaves with eggs and kept them in a container. Once hatched, she housed the little caterpillars in separate sealed cups until they were about an inch in size.

The little sealed containers became like mini biospheres providing enough moisture and oxygen for the caterpillars to survive. Each was isolated with a milkweed leaf or two.

The Monarch caterpillar eats only milkweed. The latex-like sap provides enough moisture and a general protection from some predators, but not all.

As tiny caterpillars, they can be cannibalistic, so you want to keep them separate until they are able to fend for themselves. Oftentimes you can see them fighting over a bit of leaf or location so the little ones are vulnerable.

I established two cage environments for the young caterpillars.

For about 10 days the caterpillars just eat and poop. They shed their skin about five times in the process doubling in size almost daily. It is estimated that if we were to grow as fast as they we would be the size of a bus at the end of the two weeks.

Then they form their chrysalis. It takes about 10-14 days until the chrysalis goes from a mint green to dark brown, signaling the butterfly is about to emerge.

Catching that moment is really special; it’s a short window, generally in mid-morning and lasts only a few minutes before the butterfly is fully emerged. Afterward, the butterfly continues to grow and dry, slowly unfolding its wings and exercising.

Later in the day the butterflies are released. I often invite neighbors and friends to assist with the launch.

There’s something very special about holding that butterfly for a few moments before it takes its first flight,” according to my sister, Midge Bash, Mutual 14.

And there’s something very special about seeing the Monarchs as the flit about the community, helping to pollinate flowers and enrich the environment. David Julian, Mutual 1 resident, has noticed a marked increase in the butterflies this spring, crediting me with their increased numbers here.

I am working to ensure that additional native milkweed (asclepias californica) is available for the butterflies to help increase their number. I’m establishing milkweed gardens with both native and non-native varieties in various spots in the Mutual.

I have always been fascinated with the Monarchs.

I grew up in northeastern Ohio, on a 25-acre subsistence farm; the eastern Monarch’s fall flight pattern brought them through our property annually. The milkweed plants are quite different there, seasonally dying back through the winter. The eastern Monarchs migrate as far north as Canada and then in early autumn begin their month-long flight back to their winter habitat in Angangueo (north west of Mexico City), Mexico. The distance exceeds 3,500 miles for some.

In Southern California, the Monarch can be seen year-round. They are particularly attracted to the coastal communities. The western Monarchs migrate from the western Rockies to California and northern western Mexico. Thousands of the Monarchs winter in groves in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties and there is a sizeable population that winters at San Clemente State Beach in Orange County. I first noticed large numbers of Monarchs at Gum Grove Park in Seal Beach last winter. They seem to like the eucalyptus trees.

I encourage all Leisure World residents to consider planting a milkweed plant or two as the pollination efforts of butterflies enhance all of our flowers. Don’t be too concerned that the caterpillars strip the plant of all its leaves, they’ll grow back,” she says. The native California milkweed is a perennial plant here, with stages without leaves, due to the caterpillars’ voracious appetites.

I will continue to search for eggs and try to sequester the little caterpillars and keep them until they mature. I believe the intervention is helping replenish Monarch’s dwindling population.

Elder Abuse—What does it look like?

The Orange County Older Adult Profile reports that elder abuse and neglect is an increasing problem and can cause serious physical, psychological and financial harm.

In Orange County the number of unduplicated reports of adult abuse more than doubled from 2005 (5,418) to 2015 (10,846). The majority of these reports have been elder abuse (those 65 and over). Most elder abuse cases are financial and/or psychological/mental. Almost two out of three of alleged abusers in 2014 were family members, and the rate of reports increased with increasing age.

Types of Abuse

Physical Abuse

• Beating, slapping, pushing or kicking

• Restrictions on freedom of movements, such as confining the victim in the bedroom

• Overmedication

• Sexual exploitation

• Withholding food or water

Financial Abuse

The mismanagement of money or stealing property belonging to the victim. This can include:

• Theft (the act of stealing)

• Extortion (taking money or property through pressure, threats or intimidation)

• Fraud (taking money or property by deception or misinterpretation)

Mental Abuse

Verbal harassment, threats, or other intimidating behavior that results in fear, agitation, confusion, severe depression or other forms of serious emotional distress. This can include:

• Neglect

• Failure of a caregiver to provide basic necessities such as adequate food or water, shelter, medical treatment or personal care.


• The desertion or willful forsaking of an elder or dependent adult by anyone having care of custody of that person under circumstances in which a reasonable person would continue to provide care and custody. This can include:


• The removal from the state and the restraint from returning to the state of any elder or dependent adult who does not have the capacity to consent to this removal.


•Actions which prevent an elder or dependent adult from receiving mail or telephone calls.

• Falsely telling caller or prospective visitors that the elder or dependent adult does not want contact, if the purpose is to prevent contact with family, friends, or concerned persons.

• False imprisonment.

• Physical restraints which prevent an elder or dependent adult from meeting with others.


• An elder or dependent adult is unable to manage his/her personal needs in the areas of health care, food, shelter, or finances, or cannot handle the basic activities of daily living.

Benefits of Reporting Abuse

• The elder or dependent adult will be given options to keep him/her safe from harm.

• The victim and their family members can be linked with appropriate community resources.

• Unaware family members and friends can be alerted to step in and help.

• An Adult Protective Services social worker can assist victims and their families in developing individualized care plans.

• The reporter can feel relief in knowing that a professional is assessing the situation.

What Can You Do?

If you suspect an elder or dependent adult is the victim of abuse, call:

• In the community (i.e. a private home setting)

Adult Protective Services

24 hour line 800-451-5155

• In a licensed facility (i.e. nursing home or board & care facility) Long Term Care Ombudsman Service

(714) 479-0107

• Inform your local police department, or dial 911 in an emergency situation.


The name of the reporting party is kept confidential. It is not disclosed to the victim, their family or the alleged abuser.

After the Report is Made

Each report is assigned to a senior social worker for investigation and case planning. The assigned social worker attempts to have a private face-to-face meeting with the victim within 10 calendar days of the reports.

Emergency response is available 24 hours per day.

How to Protect Yourself from Abuse as an Elder

• Make sure your financial and legal affairs are in order. If they are not, enlist professional help to get them in order, with the assistance of a trusted friend or relative if necessary.

• Keep in touch with family and friends and avoid becoming isolated.

• If you are unhappy with the care you are receiving, whether it’s in your own home or in a care facility, speak up. Tell someone you • Overmedication

• Sexual exploitation

• Withholding food or water

Financial Abuse

The mismanagement of money or stealing property belonging to the victim. This can include:

• Theft (the act of stealing)

• Extortion (taking money or property through pressure, threats or intimidation)

• Fraud (taking money or property by deception or misinterpretation)

Mental Abuse

Verbal harassment, threats, or other intimidating behavior that results in fear, agitation, confusion, severe depression or other forms of serious emotional distress. This can include:

• Neglect

• Failure of a caregiver to provide basic necessities such as adequate food or water, shelter, medical treatment or personal care.


• The desertion or willful forsaking of an elder or dependent adult by anyone having care of custody of that person under circumstances in which a reasonable person would continue to provide care and custody. This can include:


• The removal from the state and the restraint from returning to the state of any elder or dependent adult who does not have the capacity to consent to this removal.


•Actions which prevent an elder or dependent adult from receiving mail or telephone calls.

• Falsely telling callers or prospective visitors that the elder or dependent adult does not want contact, if the purpose is to prevent contact with family, friends or concerned persons.

• False imprisonment.

• Physical restraints which prevent an elder or dependent adult from meeting with others.


• An elder or dependent adult is unable to manage his/her personal needs in the areas of health care, food, shelter or finances, or cannot handle the basic activities of daily living.

Benefits of Reporting Abuse

• The elder or dependent adult will be given options to keep him/her safe from harm.

• The victim and their family members can be linked with appropriate community resources.

• Unaware family members and friends can be alerted to step in and help.

• An Adult Protective Services social worker can assist victims and their families in developing individualized care plans.

• The reporter can feel relief in knowing that a professional is assessing the situation.

What Can You Do?

If you suspect an elder or dependent adult is the victim of abuse, call:

• In the community (i.e. a private home setting)

Adult Protective Services

24 hour line 800-451-5155

• In a licensed facility (i.e. nursing home or board & care facility) Long Term Care Ombudsman Service

(714) 479-0107

• Inform your local police department, or dial 911 in an emergency situation.


The name of the reporting party is kept confidential. It is not disclosed to the victim, their family or the alleged abuser.

After the Report is Made

Each report is assigned to a senior social worker for investigation and case planning. The assigned social worker attempts to have a private face-to-face meeting with the victim within 10 calendar days of the reports.

Emergency response is available 24 hours per day.

How to Protect Yourself from Abuse as an Elder

• Make sure your financial and legal affairs are in order. If they are not, enlist professional help to get them in order, with the assistance of a trusted friend or relative if necessary.

• Keep in touch with family and friends and avoid becoming isolated.

• If you are unhappy with the care you are receiving, whether it’s in your own home or in a care facility, speak up. Tell someone you trust or call an elder abuse hotline.

If you are in need of assistance or would like more information, contact Cindy Tostado, LCSW, at 431-6586, ext. 317.

—Cindy Tostado,

GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison

LW opinion sought on Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

The City of Seal Beach is preparing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) to create a safer community for residents, businesses, and visitors. The LHMP will help public safety officials and city staff, elected officials and the public understand the threats from natural and human-caused hazards in the community. It will also recommend specific actions to proactively decrease threats before disasters occur.

The project team will hold public meetings to share information and get community feedback. On June 27, a community outreach meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

LHMP strategies can help communities reduce property damage, injury and loss of life from disasters.

Besides protecting public health and safety, the approach can save money. Studies estimate that $1 spent on mitigation saves an average of $4 on response and recovery costs.

An LHMP can also strengthen the mission of public safety officers, such as police and fire department staff, providing them with clear roles and responsibilities to build a safer community.

The LHMP will make Seal Beach eligible for grants and financial help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of California.

The City of Seal Beach LHMP includes:

• A summary of the natural and man-made hazards that pose a risk to the community. This will include descriptions of past disaster events and the chances of these disasters occurring in the future.

• An assessment of the threat to Seal Beach, which will describe where the city is vulnerable to future disasters.

• The threat to important buildings and infrastructure, such as police and fire stations, hospitals, roads and utility lines.

• The threat to community members, particularly the disadvantaged.

Seal Beach plans to include natural hazards including flooding and coastline disturbances, earthquakes and liquefaction, tsunamis, wildfires, tornadoes, waterspouts and wind events.

The LHMP will look at how climate change may affect these hazards and may include other hazards.

The city has assembled a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC), which includes public safety officials and representatives from city departments. It will guide the overall development of the LHMP.

The project team plans to release a first draft of the Seal Beach LHMP for public review in the fall. After public comment is gathered at meetings, the project team will revise the plan and send it to state and federal agencies for review and approval. The Seal Beach City Council will approve the final LHMP. The plan should be ready for adoption in early 2019, but it may be later depending how long state and federal review takes.

The city has an online survey asking about people’s past experience with natural hazards and how the LHMP can be the most useful. To take the survey, visit and click the “hazard mitigation” tab. The city will release a draft of the completed LHMP for public review. For more information, email, or call the City of Seal Beach Emergency Services Coordinator at 799-4100 ext. 1145.

Car ends up in culvert June 14

On June 14, Seal Beach police and Orange County Fire Authority rescuers responded to reports of a vehicle in the flood control channel off westbound Golden Rain Road at Annandale Drive, according to Security reports.The driver told officials that he lost control of the vehicle. There were no apparent injuries. The Volvo SUV was pulled from the ditch without incident.

Bathroom upgrade workshop is 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.

A workshop to help residents apply for the program will be held tomorrow, June 22, from 1:30-6 p.m. at Clubhouse 4, Section A. For more information, call CivicStone (City of Seal Beach’s designated program administrative company) at (909) 364-9000.

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watch your step

by Jim Breen

George Read, a new resident of Mutual 2, was abruptly introduced to the world of scams last week when he was called by a man offering him money. He said his company lost its license to provide computer support, so the refund would go back on his debit card.

“He asked me to verify that the refund went through,” said the resident, who did not give out his debit card information.

“They already had it,” said Read.

Then the scammers (he spoke with two different men) tried one of the oldest tricks in the book.

They deliberately sent more than $250; in fact the refund that showed up in the resident’s account was $2,250.

“They said they erroneously sent an extra $2,000 and asked me to return the money by going to Wal-Mart and buying MoneyCards.

“When I checked with my bank, the $2,000 actually came from my credit card,” said Read.

At that point, he had his bank “close everything,” so he avoided a loss and reported the incident to the Federal Trade Commission.

Read had “no idea how they got the credit card information.”


It’s always a good feeling when the son or daughter of a resident steps forward to help a parent ward off scams.

Their siblings can be that protective shield for the parent who may insist on falling into a trap by sending money to a thief for a chance at collecting a major chunk of money.

Last week, Terri Chapman called Watch Your Step to report that her mother, Janice Chapman of Mutual 2, was contacted by someone impersonating an IRS employee. She was threatened with legal action for non-payment of back taxes

Terri Chapman was furious and wanted to call the police, but that wasn’t necessary because no crime had been committed.

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.

woman’s club

Members of the Woman’s Club enjoyed their annual year-end luncheon on June 6.

The theme this year was “A Cowgirl Roundup,” so some members wore attractive western hats, western dresses and vests.

All current officers were re-elected for the 2018-2019 term and were installed at the luncheon.

They are Elaine Burrows and Janet Cord, co-presidents; Sally Fowler, first vice-president; Penny Wright, second vice-president; Rose Sprague, recording secretary and Nancy Barber, treasurer.

The club is looking forward to achieving another good fund-raising year with members’ participation.

The Woman’s Club is a philanthropic organization supporting the needs of women and children, including nursing scholarships at Golden West College.

To become a member, contact Penny Wright, membership chair, at 799-9486.

– Nancy Barber

Senior Patriots

All residents are invited to participate in a peace vigil sponsored by Senior Patriots for Peace that will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, in front of the main entrance of Leisure World along Seal Beach Boulevard.

The monthly vigils attempt to focus on an issue that seems most relevant to promote peace in the world.

All are invited to select an issue and join the others who will be walking on the sidewalk. Signs will be provided, or people can bring their own.

This month, key issues include the wars in the Middle East, gun violence, homelessness, rising suicide rates, the unavailability of health care or global warming, poverty.

Or, perhaps a concern is the separation of children from their undocumented parents.

According to MSNBC News, 11,200 children are being held in U.S. detention centers under the current Administration’s policy.

On U.N. World Refugee Day June 20, Senior Patriots commemorated the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. It also marked a key moment for the public to show support for keeping families together.

Senior Patriots for Peace holds monthly vigils to call attention to the need for a return to peace with a renewed tolerance of others.

The club also focuses on issues of social justice and the environment to nurture a world where people can live healthy and peaceful lives.

For more information, call Lucille Martin at 430-1047.

– Lucille Martin

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

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By Jim Greer,Mutual 11

Leisure World Interfaith Council

As we approach Independence Day, I wonder what the correct definition of patriotism might be?

According to David French, staff writer for the National Review, and Bronze Star recipient, “patriotism is encompassed and defined by the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and that the very purpose of our government is to secure those


This is the idea, the American idea, that unites a multi-ethnic, multi-faith, continent-sized democracy that is unique in human history.”

In a nutshell, patriotism is the protection of every American’s constitutionally guaranteed right to pursue their definition of happiness. Unfortunately, our pursuit of happiness is often adversely impacted by the pursuits of others.

For instance, if my pursuit of happiness includes driving my sports car to its limits on public highways I can infringe on another’s pursuit of happiness, which may be to arrive home safely. So, there’s the rub. In a society where we all share the “same road,” one’s selfish entitlement must be set aside to ensure everyone else’s pursuit of happiness. That’s patriotism.

George Washington warned us to “guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.” Those “impostures” are those individuals who figuratively “wrap themselves in the flag” while at the same time advocate policies or practices that infringe on the protections guaranteed by the constitution.

For instance, the First Amendment of the Constitution provides protections for religion, speech, the press, the right of assembly, and the right to petition the government for the redress of grievances.

The removal or restriction of any one of these rights would return us to the days when our founding fathers first fought against the tyranny of King George. Today, these founding freedoms are threatened locally and nationally. And if the above definition of patriotism is correct, then a genuine patriot vigilantly protects all guaranteed rights regardless of his political ideology.

With the California primaries behind us and the general election approaching, it is critical to remember that a patriot always votes. A patriot does not refuse to vote because the candidate’s beliefs or platform don’t perfectly match his own.

Patriots vote even when ballot measures aren’t comprehensive or written perfectly. A patriot carefully studies the candidates and issues and votes with the intent of protecting every citizen’s right to their pursuit of happiness.

Most important, a patriot votes to protect and strengthen the constitution. Personal preferences such as political party affiliation, religion, ethnicity, or economic status are secondary considerations when a patriot commits to protecting the rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Many believers insist that the most essential God-given unalienable right is agency, which is a sacred responsibility to apply inspiration in making and acting upon choices.

That agency allows each of us to draw on God’s divine influence when exercising our right to vote. God’s intent in granting us this agency was to encourage each of us to bless all of humanity, to provide for the least among us, and to accept stewardship over the world He created for us.

That means that our votes should also consider those who cannot or are not able to vote. The power we wield as registered voters is often not fully understood. Those who recognize the responsibility of voting do so regularly, not just for their benefit, but to bless all the people of this nation.

If good people of all faiths and political leanings responsibly exercised their agency, they would vote according to their conscience for the benefit of the entire populace. However, if the unalienable right to vote is not exercised, we risk what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt expressed when he said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

Letter to the Editor


On June 14, Mutual 12 seated a new board of directors and I was not on it.

My thanks to all the GRF employees who have worked with me over the past two years while I have been president.

I appreciate your knowledge, your kindness, and your good humor when working with me and the Mutual 12 board.

I will miss you all.


Margaret Gillon

Mutual 12 President,

Parcel 1 Director

Credits& Kudos

Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW News or Golden Rain Foundation.

Kudos to the leadership of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) from Mutual 15 resident Les Cohen for successfully arranging to bring an excellent schedule of quality entertainment to the Amphitheater this season for the enjoyment of Leisure World residents.

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.

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Immigration Detention Centers for Children is topic

by Laura Wilson

LW contributor

On Tuesday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, the SBLW Democratic Club will discuss this Administration’s practice of separating families and housing children in Immigration Detention Centers. Due to space limitations, reservations are required for this popular “Voter Information Series.” Email questions & RSVP to

Come enjoy brunch with Josh Lowenthal, candidate for the 72nd Assembly District representing Leisure World, on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. The club is delighted to host Lowenthal as the event’s featured speaker. All proceeds, after expenses, will be used to support Orange County candidates. The brunch will be catered by Jon’s Café & Restaurant of Huntington Beach and will include such favorites as a Seal Beach Strata, Lyonnaise Potatoes layered with applewood smoked bacon, cheddar, swiss, farm fresh eggs and hollandaise over sourdough with chives; Vegan Strata, potatoes layered with tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, and spinach and topped with avocado; fruit, pastries, sausage sampler, musilix and more. Bring your own champagne for mimosas. The suggested donation is $30. Call Laura Wilson for reservations, 760-6660.

The club’s successful “Lunch Bunch” program will meet on Wednesday, June 27, at 11 p.m. at Denny’s.

Participating in “Lunch Bunch” gives members and friends a chance to get to know each other in an informal setting. Conversations are free-flowing and not necessarily political. Call Wilson for information or to make a reservation.

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

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 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.

Tuesday, July 3 Mutual 16

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 3 Mutual 17

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 5 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Monday, July 9 Mutual 9

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 11 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, July 12 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, July 13 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, July 16 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 17 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday July 18 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 18 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 19 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 19 Mutual 11

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

Friday, July 20 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, July 23 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 25 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, July 26 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, July 27 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 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:

Friday, June 22 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration canceled

Tuesday, June 26 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

GRF Board of Directors Agenda

Clubhouse Four

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call

3. President’s Comments

4. Announcements/Service Awards

5. Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update

6. Shareholder/Member Comments

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

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

3 – minute limit per speaker, 16- 25 speakers

2 – minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers

7. Consent Calendar – N/A

8. Approval of Minutes

a. January 23, 2018

b. May 22, 2018

c. June 5, 2018 (Special)

d. June 12, 2018 (Special)

e. June 18, 2018 (Special)

9. Reports – N/A

10. New Business


i. Mission Park Addendums

11. Staff Reports

Director of Finance’s Report – Ms. Miller

Executive Director’s Report – Mr. Ankeny

12. Board Member Comments

13. Next Meeting/Adjournment

GRF Board of Directors meeting, Tuesday, July 24, 10 a.m. Clubhouse Four

Carport cleaning 2018

The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2018 is as follows:

Independence Day,

Wednesday, July 4

Mutual 1, Carports 17-24, will be cleaned Thursday, June 28.

Mutual 17, Building 1, will be cleaned Thursday, June 28.

Labor Day,

Monday, Sept. 3

Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, will be cleaned Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Veterans Day, Nov. 12

Mutual 3, Buildings 39-42, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 2. Mutual 4, Buildings 54-56, will be cleaned Friday, Nov. 2.

Thanksgiving Day,

Thursday, Nov. 22

Mutual 11, Carports 130, 131, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Christmas Day,

Tuesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 10, Carports 117-120, 122-124, will be cleaned Friday,

Dec. 21.

HHUG collecting items for homeless

Hearts and Hand United in Giving (HHUG), a local non-profit, donates clean used towels and washcloths, new disposable razors, toothbrushes, travel size shampoos, lotions, bath soaps and toothpaste to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center that provides a variety of services to homeless men, women and families in the community.  

HHUG makes two deliveries every month.

If you have any of these items to donate, call Susan Hopewell at 430-6044 or Linda Neer at 430-3214 for pick up or leave on porch, Mutual 6, 1320 Mayfield Road, 62-A or Mutual 2, 1503 Merion Way, 48-A.

Streets will be swept next week

Street sweeping of Trust Streets takes place in the early morning of the fourth Thursday of the month beginning at midnight. Streets will be swept in the early morning of June 28.

Remember to move all cars from the streets on Wednesday evening before retiring for the night.

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Assembly of God

Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger of Assembly of God Church will bring the message, “The Healing Presence and Absence” to the Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Worship songs will be led by Denise Smith. Diana Mushagian will make the announcements  and receive the offering. 

A prayer meeting begins at 10 a.m. to uphold the service and share needs.

A second prayer meeting is planned at 5:15 p.m.

The popular hymn sing is becoming a favorite place to be on Sundays. 

Beginning at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby, Dan Ballinger will take requests for favorite hymns and Dean Brown will bring special music. 

He is renown for his ministry in music as a singer and banjo player.

Norma Ballinger will close the service with a devotion, “Are You a Dipper or a Dweller?” 

Fellowship time concludes the evening, with people sharing snacks and making new friends.


  On Wednesday, Pastor Sam Pawlak will conclude the teaching from the book of II Corinthians, chapter 13. The study group meets at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.


An annual event for the Assembly of God organization is scheduled Sept. 4-7 at Pinecrest Conference Grounds, sponsored by Second Half Ministries. 

A featured speaker will be the assistant superintendent of the Assemblies of God organization. Johnny and Ruth Larring will lead the worship at each meeting. 

For more information, contact Pastors Pat and Sam Pawlak at Assembly of God Church in Leisure World.

LW Baptist

Members of Leisure World Baptist Church will gather as the Family of God Sunday for worship.

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 “He Giveth More Grace.”

Congregational hymns include “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” “Hallelujah What a Savior” and “No One Understands Like Jesus.”

“How Great Thou Art,” a declaration in song, will be performed by soloist Joan Shramek.

The Offertory will be by pianist Yvonne Leon.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from Hebrews 13:20-21 is titled “Peace With God through Christ.”

Closing song is “The Blood Will Never Lose it’s Power.”

A memorial for Lillian Morgan, a longtime church member,  will follow the service.


The Women’s Christian Bible study and fellowship will begin at 10 a.m., on Monday, June 25. All are invited to attend the informal class participation study.


The Deacons meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The Energizers gather at 3 p.m.

For more information, call 430-2920.

Redeemer Lutheran

Preaching on the theme, “How God Comes to Us,” Pastor Gil Moore will blend as his text Job 38:1-11 and Mark 4:35-41 on Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The prayer leader will be Larry Norlander and Chris Moore, the reader.

The choir will sing “Day by Day.”

The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. with a mission moment presentation by Flo Nesland.

A coffee hour, which includes the bargain basement,will follow the service in Fellowship Hall.

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

Pastor Lynda Elmer leads a study of the Book of Revelation from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays 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.


Faith Christian Assembly will present a health information class at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, on the topic ,“The Role of Sugar in Adult Onset Diabetes and Other Common Disorders.”

Leisure World resident Ruth Mullins-Berg will teach the class in the church’s Garden Room.

She will discuss what role sugar plays in diabetes and other common disorders.

Berg is professor emeritus at California State University, Long Beach, and former associate editor of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

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


AGlow International will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Mimi’s Cafe, 6670 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach.

Men and women are welcome.

Reservations should be made by July 9 by calling 631-7263.

Rock Church

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

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

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

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate will celebrate the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist this Sunday.

The readings:

First Reading, 1 Isaiah 49:1-6; Responsorial Psalm:139:1B-3, 13-14AB, 14C-15; Second eading, Acts 13:22-26; Alleluia:Luke 1:76; Gospel: Luke 1:57-66, 80.


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 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 is celebrating a new season of ministry in welcoming new Pastor, the Rev. Johan Dodge, who will preach his first sermon on Sunday, July 1.

The church is planning a welcome celebration as part of its annual Independence Day Picnic and invites friends and neighbors to attend.

Tickets may be purchased on Sunday morning, June 24, in Edgar Hall or in the church office during the week. The cost is $7 per person, which includes a traditional picnic lunch.

Those who attend are invited to wear their favorite patriotic outfit.

“As I prepare to lead Community Church, I believe that together, we are called to make disciples for the transformation of the world,”he said. “My gifts for ministry include strong prophetic biblically based progressive preaching and a love for teaching people to become disciples.”

Pastor Dodge is married and has two children.

In preparation for the new pastor, the church will hold a 24-hour Day of Prayer on June 28-June 29. The theme Scripture is Psalm 100.

Signup on Sunday morning in Edgar Hall or in the church office during the week for a 30-minute time slot of guided prayer.

Mary Granger will serve as lay liturgist on June 24.

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

Congregation Sholom

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

For more information, call Jeff Sacks, who put together theclasses, at (714) 642-0122.

Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. on June 22 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. They will be conducted by Rabbi Marla Barugel.

An Oneg Shabbat will follow services.

On Saturday, June 23, 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 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.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, in Clubhouse 4.

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

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

It’s an interactive group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.

Check the website at under Religion, Buddha Circle for more information.

There is no membership, just a gathering of like-minded people. All are welcome, so invite friends, family and neighbors.

Non-residents should call Gina Diep at (714) 933-5122 to enter Leisure World at the Main Gate.

Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Joyful Heart in his teachings.

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 24, is the fifth Sunday after Pentecost. 

The celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II is the Rev. Lisa Rotchford. Her sermon is titled “Keep Calm and Carry Faith.”

A coffee hour follows the service.

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

First Christian

An encore presentation of the blockbuster movie, “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at First Christian Church.

All are welcome to come and see the inspiring movie that tells the story behind the 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, 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. That will be followed by Margaret Humes leading the hymns, “I Surrender All,” “Take My Life and Let It Be” and “Trust And Obey.” The Communion hymn will be “Near The Cross.”

The choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Sing Unto The Lord A New Song.”

Pastor Bruce Humes will present the Communion meditation and service. For the offertory, the Praise Team will sing “Change My Heart, O God.”

Ragole will sing, “This Is The Time I Must Sing” followed by her reading from the Gospel of Matthew 12:31-37.

Pastor Gene’ Cherryholmes’ message will be “Good Fruit” based on Matthew 12:22-37.

Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and 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., for more information.

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Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners June 18: Marie Parrent, 11,290; Marilyn Allred, 10,350; Bert Sellers, 10,190. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.


Monday Bridge Club winners June 18: Tom Gates, Mary Ann Logan, Evelyn Ingram. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. Bridge players are invited and should arrive between 11:45-noon, with or without a partner. For more information, call Mary Nell Clark, 296-8570.


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners June 16: N/S: Ted Wieber-Mike Ullman; Verna Burns-Sue Fardette. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Dianne Schmitz-Marilyn McClintock; Pam Kirkner-Sue Boswell. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For information on how to play or join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. There will be no games June 23-24 due to the repainting of Clubhouse 1.


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners June 16: Bert Sellers, 11,270; Peg Kaspar, 11,000; Diana Lambert, 10,360; Joan Taylor, 10,050. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433. •••

Y-Yahtzee Rollers winners June 15: Most Yahtzees: Tie between Susie Ralston and Doris Dack, 4. Highest total points:Lois True, 1,593. Door prize winner: Jane Legus. The club meets from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. All are invited to play in a welcoming environment. To learn the game or take a refresher course, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237, and she will set up a lesson. The next games will be played on July 6.


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club overall winners in the unit-rated game June 14: First in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Lavonne McQuilkin; second in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; third in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Carol Murakoshi; fifth in Strat A: Hanefi Erten-Oliver Yildiz; sixth in Strat A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; first in Strats B and C: George Koehm-Jack Dampman; second in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; third in Strat B, second in Strat C: Ted and Joan Wieber; fourth in Strat B: Carolyn Byrnes-Larry Topper; fifth in Strat B: Melanie and Jerry Smith; sixth in Strat B, third in Strat C: Bill Dilks-Barbara Wallace; fourth in Strat C: Winnie Warga-John Hagman. Winners June 11: N/S: First in Strats A and B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; second in Strat A: Midge Dunagan-Arne Lier; third in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; fourth in Strat A: Janet Wagner-Bill Brooks; third in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Ron and Gene Yaffee; sixth in Strat A: Dorothy Favre-Cooie Dampman; third in Strat B: Joan and Ted Wieber; fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: John Hagman-Chie Wickham. E/W: First in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Hanefi Erten; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Fred Reker-Mark Singer; third in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Lynn Danielson-Linda Renkus; fifth in Strat A: Judith Jones-Hank Dunbar; sixth in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Diane Schmitz; third in Strat B: Verna Becker-George Koehm; fourth in Strat B, first in Strat C: Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson. Games are played Mondays and Thursdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the 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 a partner. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report late, call 481-7368 between noon-1 p.m. Today, Thursday, June 21, is the last day to sign up for the “8 is Enough” team event on Monday, June 25. For more information, contact Ted Wieber at 596-8661. All area codes are 562 unless otherwise noted.

Ladies Golf

Forty-four members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and birdies in weekly golf play on June 12 at the local course.

The birdies were flying, with 18 recorded in four flights.

Flight winners:

A: Low gross: Marilyn Hewitt, 28. Low net: Theresa Lim, 23. Birdies/hole: Marilyn Hewitt, 1, 7; Theresa Lim, 8; Devora Kim,3;   Soo Choi, 3, 8; Bert Thompson,7.

B: Low gross: Yvonne Yim, 29. Low net: Tie among Mary Ann Moore, Sally Park and Joann Lim, 23. Birdies/hole: Yvonne Yim, 3; Mary Ann Moore, 1; Sang An, 8; Grace Choi,1; Hailee Yang, 6; Julie Kim, 5.

C: Low gross: Keiko Sekino, 30. Low net: Tie between Donna Cooper and Patti Smith, 24. Birdies/hole: Keiko Sekino, 5; Donna Cooper, 7;  Joan Meyer, 8; Laura Garcia, 2.

D: Low gross: Jean Cose, 34. Low net: Bertha Barragan, 21. Birdies/hole: Sandra deDubovay, 6.

– Mary Ann Moo

Mens’ Golf Club

Fifty four players teed it up on a pleasant day June 13 to compete in the monthly Men’s Club tournament at the local course.

One of the highlights of the day was Dave LaCascia’s hole-in-on the seventh hole, about 85 yards.

Dave used a 52-degree wedge to make the special shot of the day.

Jim Johns and Youn Lee won closest-to-the pin prizes on holes 8 and 17. Eight players won circle prizes.

Dong Kim and Jong Kim tied for first place in the A flight with a four-under-par net score of 50, two strokes ahead of Young Lee. Bill Long was third at 53.

Jae Lee and Won Song tied for first place in the B flight with a superb eight-under-par net score of 46. David LaCascia and Jerry Lee tied for second at 47, followed by Byong Choi, 48.

Joon Yoon walked off with top honors in the C flight with a net 48. He was followed by Youn Lee and Jim Johns, tied at 49 and Rich Miller, 50.

The D flight winner was Ryan Hong with a net 48, followed by Sang Kim, 51; Dennis Jensen, 52; Sum Im, 53 and Ken Goettsch, James Choi and Ben Benjamins, tied at 54.

Ladies Q POOL Club

Members of the Ladies Q Pool Club met for the monthly Funday Tournament on June 13 in Clubhouse 2. Guta Basner was the winner and earned a trophy.

Trophies were also distributed to Sandy Bird, who won the Funday competition in February and March and Shery Wells, the April winner.

Other members who attended the June meeting were Jane Legus, Kathy Engelhardt and Susan Shaver.

The club, in existence since 1978, meets for weekly games at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 1, and on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 1 for Funday tournaments.

Everyone is welcome to join the group for $5 annual membership.

Beginners are welcome.

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.

Tournament Poker Club

Susan Dodson

LW contributor

  A record 132 players attended the Gardens Casino Tournament on June 9 that was sponsored by the Leisure World Tournament Poker Club. After a buffet breakfast provided by the casino, play began at 9 a.m.

Nearly three hours later, 14 tables became only two then the final 10 players, all winners, began the final contest. 

With blinds at 40,000 and 80,000,  Morris Jolly claimed the win and first place.

Jolly, although not a LWer, has attended many previous tournaments through his connection with the Long Beach Lawn Bowling Club, which always provides a dozen or more players.

Second place was Bob Erganian, a former resident, followed by Linda Stone, Terry Versluys, Dorothy Kimmel, Wendy Wu, Bryan Seely, Guta Basner, Gail Pelliccioni and Pauline Lane.

The club is grateful to the Gardens staff, especially their chief cook and server, and Tracee McGehee, who ran the tournament.

Tournaments at the Gardens are held twice a year on the second Saturdays of June and December.

For more information, contact Cleo Looney, 342-9400.

Mens’ Golf Club

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

It will be a shotgun start format and gets underway 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 consists 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 Moody

Shuffleboard Club

This summer, the shuffleboard courts behind Cliubhouse1 will be open from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for members and others who want to take up the game.

Shuffleboard is a non-strenuous game played in a heated building on indoor courts. Twenty-four league games will be played on Friday mornings each week when play starts in late September or early October. The season ends in March.

The lessons are free, with regularly scheduled practices, three tournaments, a monthly Friday lunch and several social activities.

All are invited. The only requirements are closed toe and non-skid shoes.  

The last Friday luncheon is on June 29 at Ruby’s Restaurant. Contact Ellie West at 596-1566 or, if you plan to attend.

For more information, call Carrie Kistner at 300-0285.

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Weekly health, exercise classes

Ageless Grace

The eight-week chair-based exercise program, which addresses 21 specific aging factors, has resume weekly classes at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Beginning Yoga

Classes are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and at the same time on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats. The fee is $5 a class.

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


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

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

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

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.

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.

Wa-Rite Club

Gerri Seaton lost four pounds to earn loser of the week honors at the June 15 meeting of the Wa-Rite Club.

She is facing the consequence of regaining excessive weight.

Years ago, Gerri was club president of Wa-Rite, a support club for ladies who need to lose weight to be healthy.

Residents are invited to the meetings that are held at 9 a.m. Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Weigh-ins start at 8 a.m.

Annnual dues are $10.

Lyn Kelley and Betty Scharf presented a program on addiction. The psychiatric establishment now accepts the idea that addiction is possible with more than alcohol and drugs.

The United States Diagnostic and Statistical data also lists smoking, shoplifting and binge eating.

Addictions are overly rewarding and induce euphoria.  Neuroscientist Nicole Avena says high-fat food and highly processed food such as refined flour and added sugar may be the real reason why people struggle with obesity.

Food addiction is the  desire to eat certain foods and the inability to stop doing so.

Obesity is being researched around the world. One study is called transcranial magnetic stimulation that originated in Italy. There is hope for people who suffer with obesity. 

We just have to live that long.

For more information, call Betty Scharf at 795-0356.

Senior Meals

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

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

Monday, June 25: Baked meatloaf with mushroom gravy, egg noodles, Brussels sprouts, chilled mandarin orange.

Tuesday, June 26: Cream of asparagus soup with salt-free crackers,veggie egg salad with whole grain flatbread, cherry tomatoes, quinoa salad seasonal fresh fruit.

Wednesday, June 27: Pork tenderloin with apple raisin sauce, brown rice cucumber and black-eye pea salad, whole grain bread, chilled fruit mix.

Thursday, June 28: Split pea soup with salt-free crackers, roast turkey with herb gravy, sweet potato casserole, regular and diet cookies.

Friday, June 29: Chicken teriyaki, steamed rice, broccoli and carrots, chilled diced peaches.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), a non-profit group, delivers a variety of home-cooked meals to Leisure World shareholders; cost, $8 per day for two meals, dessert and beverage. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Contact Lisa Valdez at 433-0232 or visit Call Amber Scheuring at 439-5000 before noon to cancel orders for the following day.

Monday, June 25: Chicken enchilada verde casserole, Spanish rice, green beans, yogurt with peaches, turkey, ham and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, carrot and raisin salad.

Tuesday, June 26: Turkey vegetable stew with celery, onion, potatoes, and carrots, biscuit, tropical fruit cup, Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, June 27: Herb rubbed roast pork with mustard sauce, brown and wild rice, carrots, pineapple upsidedown cake, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, broccoli slaw.

Thursday, June 28: Spaghetti with meatballs, dinner roll, seasoned cauliflower and broccoli, fresh rice pudding, chicken salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, homemade potato salad.

Friday, June 29: Lemon pepper oven baked chicken breast, macaroni and cheese, corn, fresh orange, Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, Asian dressing, crackers.

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Annual Independence Day event planned

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.

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.

Dog-owning GRF members are invited to dress up their pooches for the event. The Paws, Claws, and Beaks Club is coordinating this activity and can be reached through the Recreation Department for more information and to sign up.

The Theater Club will offer its popular free face painting to kids of all ages, whether they are a GRF member or not.

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.


The LW Silver Fox Classic Car Club is hosting the car show portion of the day’s activities. Cars will be on display from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot.

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

A number of trophies will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. 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.

Cars will be parked at 9 a.m.


A special event shuttle will run continuously from the Clubhouse 3 and 4 parking lot from 9:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.


The Rollin’ Thunder July 4th parade will form at Clubhouse 2 at 9:30 a.m., with all carts lined up and ready to roll at 10 a.m.

Shareholders are encouraged to come out and watch from the curb as the carts parade though the streets of LW.

Approximately one hour later, the parade will conclude at Clubhouse 6. The decorated carts will be up close for viewing and photographs, with their owners nearby to talk about their carts and creations.

Minibus service provided to summer Amphitheater shows

The Leisure World Minibuses will provide transportation to the Amphitheater shows this summer. The “Event Shuttle” pick-up and drop-off location will be at the curb on St. Andrews Drive near the Tam O’Shanter stop sign. The appointment-based Access buses will pick-up and drop-off at the covered Amphitheater bus benches.

Passengers will be picked up along a special Amphitheater Evening B Blue Route beginning at 6:30 p.m. The buses will make two trips through the community with a stop in the middle of each trip at the Amphitheater for those who board at the beginning of the run. The final drop-off will be at the Amphitheater at 7:55 p.m. For a complete schedule, see the June, July Amphitheater Schedule, page 24.

Those needing Access bus service must call and make reservations at 431-6586, ext. 379, up to three days in advance.

All patrons will be taken as close as possible to their homes at the conclusion of the Amphitheater shows.

The special Amphitheater bus will not go to the shopping center.


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.

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.


Executive director is guest tomorrow

Randy Ankeny, executive director of the Golden Rain Foundation, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club meeting Friday, June 22, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, to talk about current and future projects in Leisure World and how to make the community better.

Through experience and education, Ankeny has developed a keen sense of customer service and a commitment to enhance lifestyle to protect and increase property values of the communities under his care. He has substantive executive experience in managing service and property operations, constantly exceeding expectations. He has been in his post since in June, 2013.

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.


Bus trip planned to see Angels vs. Tigers Aug. 7

The GRF Recreation Dept. has added a third bus trip to Angel Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 7, to watch the Angels play the Detroit Tigers. The game begins at 7:07 p.m.

The July 10 game is sold out.

Those in attendance will receive a free Mike Trout birthday tee-shirt. The Angels’ star will celebrate his 27th birthday that night.

Trout currently leads the league in home runs. Trout has achieved many honors in his young career, including, the American League (AL) 2012 Rookie of the Year, six-time MLB 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.

The previous two games sold out at a record pace, so visit the GRF Recreation Department, Building 5, first floor, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. to purchase tickets.

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

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


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 24, will be hosted by the American Legion.

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.


Used vehicle sale is Saturday

On the fourth Saturday of each month, shareholders/members can sell any used motorized vehicle in the Administration Parking Lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is June 23.

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

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

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


Music class is at 9:30 a.m., CH 4

The Korean American Classic Music Appreciation class will meet at 9:30 a.m. today, June 21, in Clubhouse 4.

A timeline of classical music composers will be presented by Robert Chung.

Members’ favorites and oldies will follow 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.


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 tomorrow, June 22.


Reddy has fantastic party at 80

Reddy DeGuzman, Mutual 1, wife of Col. Romy DeGuzman, celebrated her 80th birthday with a High Mass, officiated by Fr. James Hartnett, and party on June 2 in Clubhouse 4. Approximately 250 people attended, including members of the An Taclobanon Association of U.S.A. and Reddy’s former school mates at Holy Infant Academy in Tacloban, Philippines.

Also attending were relatives, Elizabeth the daughter of Congressman Dodong Codilla Elizabeth, granddaughter Renia Pepito and her mother, Yary, from Armoc City, Philippines, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends from Leisure World.

“It seemed like a reunion of old friends who seldom hear from each other,” she said.

The party started with Mass and the blessing of all June birthday celebrants and the renewal of wedding vows for June anniversary celebrants, Mariza and Eric Cordeta, Dinah and David Muir, Vien and Ed Songco, Fely and Tony Tabora and Romy and Reddy DeGuzman.

There were six dance instructors to dance with those without partners. The band played nostalgic songs, bringing back memories and enduring moments.

It was an impressive event with delicious food, wine, beer, desserts, fruit and cake. The decorations were unique.

“Thank you very much to the party organizers and planners, Mariza Cordeta, Annie Lagado, Ester Pairman, Leta Fernando and Dinah Muir,” she said. The emcee was Raffy Sagado with help from Ren Villanueva.

The event was recorded by Joe Osuna and Michael Oh.


Today’s class focus is on Facebook

The Computer Friends Club will give a presentation on Facebook for Beginners today, Thursday, June 21, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

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.

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

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

Concerned Shareholders meet June 28

Concerned Shareholders will meet Thursday, June 28, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, to discuss the history of Leisure World for new residents; new pool construction ideas led by David Noble; and who is borrowing money from your HOA bank accounts and your money.

The meeting will end with an open discussion.

Randy Ankeny will be featured at the July 26 meeting to talk about the new projects in Leisure World followed by a question-and-answer period.

Monthly meetings are on the fourth Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Trees to be removed from St. Andrews

The third phase of the paving project on St. Andrews Drive, continues 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 removal and replacing of the median curbs and gutters is the current focus of the project. Soil and roots are being removed and replaced with clean soil. This work is tentatively 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.

St. Isadore Historical Plaza

Records needed to attain historical landmark status

The oldest public building in Los Alamitos, St. Isidore Historical Plaza, has been purchased and information from former residents and parishioners of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Los Alamitos is needed to apply for State Historical status.

The mortgage is being paid down with funds raised by rentals and fund raising events. Now the board of directors for St. Isidore Historical Plaza is addressing the restoration of the chapel and seeks a State Historical Landmark Designation. The application requests attachments of historical documents.

Those who know someone who participated in the fiestas, different programs and religious ceremonies, marriage, baptism, First Communion, etc. at St. Isidore are asked to send copies of original documents, photos, movies or written memories to P.O. Box 1434, Los Alamitos, CA, 90720, via email: or stop by the office, weekday mornings, at the back of the chapel, 10961 Reagan Avenue, Los Alamitos.

Social Club

Meet tomorrow for games, lunch

The Social Club meets every fourth Friday for cards and lunch. The cost is $4. Tomorrow, June 22, sandwiches, salad, snacks coffee and tea will be served.

New tables of four and people who want to be subs are welcome.   Call Marj Earls at 799-8449 to reserve a table or to leave your name as a sub. Members play bridge, canasta, Hand and Foot, pinochle and board games.

The club officers are looking for members to take over running the club. They have been officers for the past five years and have enjoyed it. However, it is time for other members to step up as they will not be officers in 2019. An election will be held in October for president, vice president and treasurer.


Tuesday class offers eBay lesson

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

• Monday, June 25, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

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

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

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

Noon – Facebook (Bague)

• Tuesday, June 26, Clubhouse 3, Room 7

Noon – Apple Mac (Sacks)

1 p.m. – Facebook  (Bague)

2 p.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)

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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Tickets selling fast to 2018 Pageant of Masters

The GRF Recreation Department will host a trip to an evening performance of the 2018 Pageant of the Masters on Wednesday, Aug. 15, but act quickly, as tickets are limited and are almost sold out.

If there is enough interest, the Recreation Department will try to secure tickets for a second show later in the season.

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.

The Pageant of the Masters is an annual festival held by the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, California. The event is known for the “living pictures” wherein classical and contemporary works of art are recreated by real people posing in almost exact detail to the work of art they are portraying. The first festival started in 1932.

There will also be no shortage of fun and surprises as the Pageant acknowledges two local milestones: the 85th anniversary of “living pictures” at the Festival of Arts and the 100th anniversary of Laguna Art Museum.

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

Those with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase an additional ticket for their caregiver or assistant.

Tickets are $75 each, including bus fare. Payment must be made at the time of reserving seats and is non-refundable.

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office in Building 5, lower level, on weekdays, between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All forms of payment are accepted.

For further information, call 562-431-6586 ext. 326 or email

Holy Family Church

Choir cancels trip

Holy Family Catholic Church regrets that the Sistine Chapel Choir U.S. National Tour on July 23 at the Microsoft Theater has been canceled, due to a logistical problem.

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

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

Around Town

The El Dorado Nature Center Summer Concert series is underway. On Thursday, June 28, the Steel Parade will perform. The gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. There is a $3 suggested donation at the gate. The El Dorado Nature Center is a 105-acre oasis of natural habitat, providing a sanctuary for animals and plant life. Two miles of dirt trails and a quarter-mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream and forested areas.


The “2nd Sunday in the Chapel” will be held from 3-5 p.m. on July 8 at St. Isidore Historical Plaza, corner of Reagan Street and Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos. The free event features educational, artistic and/or cultural events. For information,

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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.

Carpenter, Rodney E.


Rodney “Rod” E. Carpenter, 84, Mutual 2, died June 17, 2018.

Rod was born on May 3, 1934, in Huntington Park, California, to Russell and Elsie Carpenter.

After his distinguished service in the United Stated Navy on the USS Hassayampa AO145, during the Korean War, Rod worked in the printing and copier industry. He branched out as an entrepreneur, showing and raising over 50 species of birds, and then became one of the premier orchid growers in southern California. He retired in 2004.

He married Janet Carpenter on Oct. 10, 1953.

They lived in Hacienda Heights for 37 years before moving to Leisure World in 2004.

Rod was involved in many Leisure World clubs and groups, ranging from American Legion to the Cribbage Club and the VFW. But his greatest love was the Lapidary Club where he designed and made beautiful clocks and jewelry.

He and Janet also loved to travel and attended many trips to Las Vegas and Laughlin with the folks at Leisure World. They cruised Alaska, Australia, New Zealand and Holland just to name a few of the places they explored.

He also, enjoyed spending time on his sons ranch in Oklahoma.

Rod is survived by his son Mark and daughter in-law Rhonda; four grandsons Graham, Joshua, Michael and Andrew; a granddaughter, Chelsea; a great-grandson and one great-granddaughter.

Rod requested that no services be held. He will be cremated and interned with his wife, Janet, and first born son Scott at the Riverside Veterans Cemetery.


Lodwick, Walter Norman

Nov. 25, 1936-June 11, 2018

Walter Norman Lodwick, a longtime resident of Leisure World in Seal Beach, passed away Monday evening June 11, 2018, at Los Alamitos Hospital due to complications of old age. He was 81 years old.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Sharon G. Lodwick and a daughter Carol F. Busch.

Walter is survived by his beloved birds Jack and Daisy, a sister Bonnie Skow, daughter Lisa A. Gonzalez, six grandchildren, Sara J. Busch, Nathan E. Bush, Bridget M. Schenk, Patrick M. Gonzalez, Kaitlyn R. Gonzalez, Daniel G. Gonzalez, and two great-grandchildren, Logan Schenk and Bella-Marie Gonzalez.

Walter worked in the field of graphic arts as a printer for 68 years. Many of those years were spent running his own business, S&W printing and later Bellflower Blueprint along with working for other companies.

Walter was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He spent countless hours in service to others through his various church duties. He also volunteered his time to serve on the Board of Directors of Mutual 11 in Leisure World. His primary focus was on emergency preparedness for his community. Walter enjoyed family, bike riding, his birds, practical jokes and puns.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 25, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA, 90815.

He will be interned at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cypress, California.


In Memoriam

Mathas Rohwedder 37

Dwight Peleti 56

Jacqueline Grover 74

Robert Evans 78

Gisela Schmidt 62

Deborah Stroppe 65

LeGrand Redfield 90

Ruben Montes 38

Evelenaer Butler 85

Rosalie Fulco 76

Aurora Gomez 96

David Last 26

Manuel Ruiz Hernandez 57

Herbert DeVeaux 88

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary

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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.




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Travis 562-502-7302 08/02




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



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 07/26


FEEL great! Look great!

Feel healthy! Be healthy!

Certified and insured

personal trainer.

Guaranteed results!

714-943-0205 07/19


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

(562) 881-2093. 06/07



Conscientious, Dependable,

Professional… and your Neighbor.

Providing locals trustworthy

affordable transportation.

Perfect for patients, professionals,

and anyone who needs regular or

sporadic reliale transportation.


CALL (562) 537-1298. James. 06/21

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

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


Club Car with full cover and doors, tool box, exterior rear view mirrors, batteries one year old. $2,800. Call Don 310-408-6935. 06/28


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



Trailers FOR SALE

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

714-815-6475. 06/21


2015 Toyota Tacoma. 45K miles. Off road edition. $24,000.

714-801-4030. 06/21


2003 Town & Country Van. Excellent shape. New motor. 183K miles. $2,700 or best offer. 562-248-3921. 06/21



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 14. $35 per month. 562-537-4622. 07/05


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



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


2 Piece sectional beige – good condition. Make offer. 562-431-5916. 06/21


For Sale: Lots of goodies for the Living Room: Needlepoint, Dining room, etc. etc. Call Rita at 562-598-0715. 06/21


2 bikes:Men’s Mongoose, women’s Schwinn Ranger. Good condition $150 both?

Dupont 225 45 R 19 tire, 5 miles use. 310-991-6626. 06/21


Hampton ceiling fan/remote/light, new. $125. 310-991-6626. 06/21



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



FREE moving boxes. LW resident. 714-743-3980.




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 Mutual 9-217G, 1040 Foxburg Rd. on June 21st and 22nd, Thurs and Friday, from 9am to 2pm. House full of beautiful furniture, red sofa, electric massage adjustable bed, fireplace TV cabinet, antiques, table and chairs, kitchen items and so so much more. Please come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach,

714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.


180 McKinney, Unit 13C

Lower level

2 bedroom/2 bathroom.

Central heat and air.

Double french doors lead you to 135 sq foot patio off

master bedroom with a

remote controlled awning.

Nice views of the greenbelt from the patios and bedrooms. Laminate flooring and

recessed lighting throughout. Enclosed patio with cute tiki bar included. Steps from the laundry facilities.

Offered at $337,200.00

Contact: Juli Flibbert

First Avenue

Real Estate Group




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

For sale expanded 1 bdrm heat pump, washer/dryer, dishwasher, window/shutters.

Please call 562-331-6513. 06/21





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

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