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Surf’s Up with Beach Boys tribute at Amphitheater tonight

The 2018 Amphitheater Season, a complimentary under-the-stars show season courtesy of the Golden Rain Foundation, will continue through Sept. 13. Residents and their families and friends are invited to spend Thursday nights at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater, featuring new paint and a powerful new sound system. Every week, Koffel’s Food Service will provide tacos and other festive fare, ranging in price from $5-$10. Mandie’s Candies Ice Cream truck will sell treats for $2-$3. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. For more information and the summer entertainment schedule, see the Arts and Leisure section.

Surf’s Up:

Beach Boys Tribute

8 p.m. | July 19

Amphitheater Stage

Tonight, Surf’s Up, one of the first true Beach Boys tribute bands in the region, will take the stage.

The band has spent a quarter century perfecting the Beach Boys sound, literally since the members were kids.

Like the Beach Boys, Surf’s Up kept it in the family—the band consists of brothers Donny and Danny Goldberg, their father Don Goldberg Sr., who founded the group, and close cousin Denny Hardwick.

The sibling harmonies capture the authentic blend of the Beach Boys, bringing the magical “Sounds of Summer” to the Amphitheater. The band has played Disneyland and the Fourth of July Festival in Huntington Beach among many other venues.

Surfs Up also features the classic rock of the 60s through the 80s and Top 40 pop rock.

Changes to Senior Transportation Program explained Aug. 7

The Senior Transportation Program was recently evaluated by Seal Beach city staff to identify opportunities to make it more cost effective while continuing to provide safe, reliable and user-friendly transportation services to participants.

During the review process, staff learned that the County of Orange operates a program called Senior Non-Emergency Transportation (SNEMT) that is very similar to the city’s Dial-A-Ride program. The SNEMT program provides seniors with access to non-emergency trips such as medical appointments, dentists, therapies, exercise programs, testing and other health related trips. The SNEMT program operates Monday-Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Staff also evaluated the city’s Shopper Shuttle and transportation to the Senior Nutrition Program.

Staff concluded that in order for the Senior Transportation Program to remain within budget and be available to a high volume of users, an emphasis should be placed on trips to medical facilities and nutrition programs.

As such, no changes were recommended to the Nutrition Program transportation; however, the City Council directed staff to eliminate the Shopper Shuttle after Dec. 31.

As a result of staff’s evaluation of the Program, the City Council adopted the following modifications that will be implemented beginning Sept. 4:

• The Dial-A-Ride Program will operate from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Tuesday and Thursday travel will be eliminated.

• Transportation to the Senior Nutrition will remain unchanged.

• The Shopper Shuttle will be eliminated after Dec. 31.

Over the next couple of months, the city will host four Transportation Open Houses to inform program participants about the new modifications and invite them to learn more about additional transportation options offered by other public agencies and private companies that will allow them to take trips to medical and shopping destinations outside the scope of the city’s program.

The Senior Transportation Program Open Houses will be held at:

• North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 Saint Cloud, Drive, on July 31 from 9 a.m.-1p.m.

• Clubhouse 2 in Leisure World on Aug. 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Fire Station 48, 3131 North Gate Road, on Aug. 14 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, on Aug. 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information about the city’s Senior Transportation Program, contact Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallegos at 431-2527.

For information about Seal Beach in general, see the city website at

GRF has tickets to Lakers game featuring LaBron James

The GRF Recreation Department will host a trip to see new LA Laker LeBron James play on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. The LA Lakers vs. the LA Clippers is a sold-out event, but the GRF has secured 54 tickets, first-come, first served.

Tickets are $60 and include bus fare and gratuity. Non-refundable payment must accompany reservations. No accessible seating is available for the game.

Buy tickets at the GRF Recreation Office in Building 5, lower level, weekdays, between 8:30 a.m.-4p.m. All forms of payment are accepted. For more information, call 431-6586, ext. 324, or email

‘The Post’ will be shown July 27

July 27—The Post, 8:20 p.m., Amphitheater: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. For the complete show schedule, see page 21.

Restaurant Review

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants. The restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours should be provided. The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email them to For more information, call News Editor Ruth Osborn, 472-1277.

The Pub at Fiddlers Green

4745 Yorktown Ave

Los Alamitos, CA

(562) 795-2168

By Janice Laine

LW contributor

Although we had the “big guns” from the Leisure World American Legion—Executive Officer Lee Esslinger and American Legion Cmdr. Rich Carson—with us for dinner at the Pub at Fiddlers Green on the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, you don’t have to be service connected to enjoy the food here.

The Pub is a favorite spot for Leisure World civilians and can accommodate large groups. Including Esslinger and Carson, our group of 12 included Ruth Long, Charlie Guggino, Sandy Esslinger, Brenda Carson, retired Army specialist Joseph Chavez, Shirlene Chavez, Carol Guggino, Taylor White, Sally Glausser and Janice Laine.

The food is great and cleverly named. There’s the “Booby Trap Burrito,” the “Fleet Fish and Chips,” “GI Joe Cheeseburger,” and the “Classified Chili” to name a few.

During the week, the Pub serves budget friendly specials: Tri Tip Tuesday, Taco Mania on Thursday, and on Friday, finger lickin’ ribs.

The Pub has a full bar, and from 2-6 p.m., it serves half-price appetizers for a truly happy “Happy Hour.” Additionally, they have a beautiful patio for al fresco dining when the weather permits.

Catch the OC Fair Express Bus

The OC Fair Express Bus provides non-stop service to the OC Fair on weekends from nine locations between 10 a.m. and midnight through Aug. 12.

Four of the pickup locations connect directly from Metrolink passenger rail stations. Riders can use their valid Metrolink passes from connecting trains to ride the OC Fair Express for free.

Regular bus fare is $4 round-trip, and riders will receive a coupon for $4 admission to the OC Fair, a savings of up to $10 off the regular ticket price. Riders ages 60 and over and those with disabilities ride for 75 cents each way, and children 5 years and younger ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Metrolink transfers also receive the $4 fair admission coupon.

Riders can also download the free OC Bus app to their mobile devices to easily buy electronic tickets in advance and to check bus routes and schedules.

The OC Fair Express allows riders to avoid traffic and parking hassles, and passengers are dropped off just feet from the entrance to the OC Fair.

Locations where riders can catch the OC Fair Express include:

• Anaheim: Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, 2626 E. Katella Ave.

• Anaheim Canyon: Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Station, 1039 N. Pacificenter Drive

• Fullerton: Fullerton Park-and-Ride, 3000 W. Orangethorpe Ave.

• Huntington Beach: Goldenwest Transportation Center, 7301 Center Ave.

• Irvine: Irvine Metrolink Station, 15215 Barranca Parkway

• Laguna Hills: Laguna Hills Transportation Center, 24282 Calle de los Caballeros

• Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Metrolink Station: 28200 Forbes Road, Laguna Niguel

• Orange: The Village at Orange, 1500 E. Village Way

• Santa Ana: The Depot at Santa Ana, 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.

The special bus service offered by the Orange County Transportation Authority had more than 87,000 total boardings during the five-week fair season last year.

Cal Fresh benefits, food bank available

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4.

The next food distribution is today, July 19.

Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.

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

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

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

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

Traffic Advisory for Seal Beach Boulevard

The Seal Beach Police Department has issued a traffic advisory about construction on Seal Beach Boulevard near the Shops at Rossmoor today, July 19, and Friday, July 20.

This work is expected to cause significant traffic slowing and delays in the area of the shopping center.

Orange County Sanitation District crews will perform exploratory excavation along northbound Seal Beach Boulevard between the intersections of Rossmoor Center Way and Bradbury Road.

The work is required to facilitate the design of a major regional sewer replacement project.

Construction work is scheduled to be completed by tomorrow. The hours of construction will be restricted from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Northbound traffic lanes will be narrowed to one lane of through traffic the construction zone.

The southbound lanes will be unaffected.

National Night Out is Aug. 7

The Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Cypress police departments are teaming up with Target for the annual National Night Out community celebration.

National Night Out is a nationwide, one-night rally, where citizens and law enforcement join forces to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5-8 p.m., residents from all neighborhoods in Seal Beach, Los Alamitos and Cypress are asked to lock their doors, turn on exterior lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and their police departments.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to celebrate the community spirit at the Target Shopping Center, where members of all three police departments, Seal Beach Lifeguards, Orange County Fire Authority, California Highway Patrol and the U.S. Naval Weapons Station will be assembled.

Exhibit booths will showcase community programs such as Volunteers in Policing (VIPS), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Neighbor 4 Neighbor (N4N) and Explorers. The Seal Beach Police Officers Association will sponsor a bounce house for the kids, and Target will provide free hot dogs.

Millions of people participate in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide on the first Tuesday in August.

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watch your step

by Jim Breen

Loretta Galbraith of Mutual 9 was opening the Internet on her laptop computer on July 4 when a window popped onto her screen that read: “Warning, your computer has been locked down, do not unplug or turn off.”

The crude message included a phone number to call that she thought was from Microsoft. So Mrs. Galbraith called it and was told by a male scammer that her computer had multiple viruses.

For protection from criminals, he could install special software for $999.99. So Ms. Galbraith gave him her checking account number for that amount.

“After talking to some family members they did some checking and told me that I was scammed,” said the LWer.

So she immediately contacted her bank and related the details. A stop payment was placed on the check and a freeze put on her checking account.

Ms. Galbraith didn’t lose any money during the ordeal and had the malware software removed by a professional.

She also opened a new checking account.


Maria and Walter Vankerckhoven of Mutual 15 are the latest residents to be approached by a scammer misrepresenting Southern California Edison.

It was the same scam reported here on July 5 when Barbara Schuyler of Mutual 5 was warned that she was on the verge of being canceled because of overusage.

Mrs. Vankerckhoven was called last week with an offer to enroll her in a program to eliminate overusage.

When she asked how much it cost, the scammer responded by asking if she owned her own home.

“Yes, I live in a retirement community,” she answered.

With that, he hung up immediately.

That was a surprise since the thief was obviously not targeting seniors.

Mrs. Vankerckhoven checked her latest bill and found that their usage has been going down, not up.

A similar incident occured when resident Mary Ann Tusha was called twice by a scammer offering a 30-percent discount on her SCE bill.

“To see if you qualify, push the 1 button on your phone,” was the closing statement.

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.

senior patriots

Leisure World residents and others are invited to participate in a peace vigil on July 25 sponsored by Senior Patriots for Peace. It will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. in front of the main entrance of Leisure World on the sidewalk along Seal Beach Boulevard.

This month’s vigil will focus on human rights, a broad topic that covers multiple issues.

All are welcome to take a stand for human rights by attending.

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 additionally 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.

american legion

American Legion Post 327 invites Leisure World residents to its first flea market, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, in Clubhouse 2.

Tickets will be sold for grab bags and an opportunity drawing at noon.

Doughnuts and coffee will be sold in the morning and hot dogs, chili, soda and chips may be purchased for lunch.

Women of the Auxiliary have collected many items for sale at the flea market.

Proceeds will be used to help needy veterans in the area.

Many bargains will be available. Remember, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure

y service club

The men and women of the Y Service Club handle small jobs for residents, such as cleaning filters, replacing light bulbs and related light tasks in the home.

Every week, the club’s phone numbers are listed in the classified section of LW Weekly under the heading “Leisure World Helping Leisure World.”

investment Club

The Leisure World Investment Forum will meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

All are invited to attend the informative and lively discussion.

Speaker Larry T. Pino, financial advisor with LPL Financial, will provide some perspective and direction in today’s hectic marketplace.

Those who attend are encouraged to ask questions and make comments.

For over 30 years, the Forum has been committed to informing and educating LW residents by presenting monthly discussions on key financial topics and current economic events.

Presentations are sponsored by Basdakis Wealth Management Group, an independent office of LPL Financial.

For more information, call (949) 502-8525.

legion auxiliary

Auxiliary women new to the club are welcome to attend an orientation workshop and lunch on Tuesday, July 24, at the home of Eloise Knoll.

For more information or to attend, call Jean Sudbeck at 594-0209.


Another way to support veterans is to play bingo from 1-4 p.m. on Sundays, July 22 and 29, in Clubhouse 2.


Paper poppies are assembled in Clubhouse 6 at 11 a.m. every Wednesday this summer.

Anyone who enjoys crafting is welcome. The poppies are distributed every Memorial Day.

– Sandy Esslinger

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council comments

By Sandra Massa-Lavitt, Mutual 15

Seal Beach Council member, District 5

The Seal Beach City Council and its hard working dedicated staff have accomplished a great deal these last few months. If you haven’t been paying attention, here are a few of the issues dealt with by the Council.

When I was first elected, my focus was on the improvements to Westminster Avenue along our

new wall.

The project was submitted to OCTA for consideration, and we did not receive the grant. This time SB partnered with the City of Long Beach connecting our improvements for the landscape and bike path. We hope our latest effort is successful.

The City approved a new plan for the maintenance and improvements to Gum Grove Park. The long term efforts will ensure long term sustainability and safety.

SB is preparing a hazard mitigation in partnership with the Naval Weapons Station. The plan is fully funded by the federal government. Our Leisure World PEP effort was reviewed by the consultants preparing the plan who commented on the high quality of LW efforts to deal with hazards that may affect our community.

The pier repairs will begin Sept. 4 and continue through May 2019. There is considerable work to be done to repair the fire damage. The funding is a combination of insurance coverage and City funds totaling more than $7 million.

Some of the other issues we dealt with are employee compensation contracts. A parking management plan is being developed for downtown SB using state of the art equipment. A citizens advisory committee looked at the cost of fire service from OCFA, the current provider.

After looking at a possible contract with Long Beach and Huntington Beach, and the potential of re-establishing a Seal Beach Fire Department, the Citizens Advisory Committee recommended staying with OCFA. The Council accepted that recommendation.

I can be reached at 594-8203, or come to the Sunshine Club meetings Friday mornings in Clubhouse 3, or to Clubhouse 6 to have morning coffee.

outside the wall

By Les H. Cohen, Mutual 15

Legislative Advocate Emeritus

The California Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee will conduct a hearing on the final report of the California Task Force on Family Caregiving from 1-3 p.m. today, Thursday, at Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on the USC campus.

The hearing will include two panels of experts and an opportunity for public comment on the issue.

The committee’s recommendations:

• Support the financial wellbeing of caregivers

• Learn about caregivers and their needs to improve services

• Equip caregivers with education and training

• Increase access to affordable and accessible services

• Integrate caregivers into healthcare settings

• Increase funding to state caregiver resource centers

• Create an advisory council on matters affecting family caregivers.

It is hoped that the legislature acts on these recommendations to better support the state’s family caregivers. The recommendations will enhance existing policies and provide better support to California’s 4.5 million caregivers.

To learn more about the Task Force, of which I am a member, and to see the report, go to

Letter to the Editor


I would like to express my thanks to Johanna Nelson (LW Weekly, July 12) for her beautiful obituary for our St. Andrews trees.

We are continually being urged to walk, but with streets robbed of trees and their cooling shade, who wants to? Many people have expressed similar thoughts about the loss of beauty and the loss of habitat for little creatures who are just trying to survive.

I now look at all of our lovely trees with anxiety. The next time I look they may be only stumps.

Rachael Lehmberg

Mutual 12

Remember When

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

July 13, 1978 – Roberta Linn, the former Champagne Lady of the Lawrence Welk Show, entertained at the Amphitheater. She was in show business since she was 3 years old and became the original Champagne Lady at 17.

July 14, 1988 – A monument that was on its way to a permanent site on the island of Tarawa was on display at the downtown Long Beach Promenade Amphitheater. Many LW residents participated in ceremonies as members of the honor guard.

July 9, 1998 – A picture in The News showed Marie Derry-Konopka of Mutual 15 and her daughter Karen Lovelace of the Los Alamitos School District, who was named Orange County’s middle school administrator of the year.

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

Perspectives Policy

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

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 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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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, July 19 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 Canceled

Thursday, July 19 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, July 20 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, July 23 Mutual 8

Conference Room B 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.

Thursday, Aug. 2 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Mutual 16

Conference Room B 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Mutual 17

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 9 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 10 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 13 Mutual 9

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday Aug. 15 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 16 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 16 Mutual 11

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

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF/Mutual Roundtable

Administration 1 p.m.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

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

Thursday, July 19 Executive Session

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, July 20 Roundtable with GRF/Mutuals

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 24 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 25 Architectural Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 26 Service Maintenance Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, July 27 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 1 Physical Property Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 6 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7 Recreation Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 8 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 9 Communications Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 10 Executive Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 13 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 13 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF/Mutual Roundtable

Administration 1 p.m.

GRF Board of Directors Agenda

Clubhouse Four

Tuesday, July 24, 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

8. Approval of Minutes

January 23, 2018

May 22, 2018

June 5, 2018 (Special)

June 12, 2018 (Special)

June 18, 2018 (Special)

June 26, 2018

9. Reports

Management Services Review Ad hoc Committee Report

Strategic Planning Ad hoc Committee Report

10. New Business

a. General

i. Approval of GRF Board of Directors’ Mission Statement

ii. Approval of GRF Board of Directors Goals

1. Attract and Retain Qualified Employees

2. Increase Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency

3. Improve Community Access Control

4. Protect, Preserve and Improve Trust Assets

5. Improve and enhance Hardware, software and use of Technology

iii. Appointment of Mutual Twelve Representative

iv. Appointment of Mutual Sixteen Representative

b. Finance Committee

i. Accept April Financial Statements

ii. Approve CDAR Purchase

iii. Approve Use of Trust Property Lease – Mutual Fourteen

iv. Approve Limited Use of Trust Property Lease – Leisure

World Trailer Club

c. Physical Property Committee

i. Capital Funding Request – Medical Center to Clubhouse Six Crosswalk Revision

d. Recreation Committee

i. Capital Funding Request – Patio Furniture, Veteran’s Plaza

ii. Adopt Policy 1445-52, Mission Park

iii. Adopt Policy 1446-52 Veteran’s Plaza

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, August 28, 10 a.m. Clubhouse Four

GRF Board Executive Session Agenda

1 p.m., July 19, 2018

Administration Conference Room

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

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

The agenda is subject to change.


Love facilitates July 24 voter information series

Leisure World Democratic Club favorite Brandon Love will facilitate the club’s upcoming Voter Information Series on Tuesday, July 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Love will analyze results from the recent primary election. He will also identify the dynamics of several important races that will be on the ballot in November, with a focus on county-level offices. Reservations are required by calling Mary Larson at 296-8521 or emailing

The club’s successful Lunch Bunch program will meet on Wednesday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at Denny’s. Participating 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 Laura Wilson, 760-6660, 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 attending the next membership meeting on Aug. 15 at noon in Clubhouse 4.

—Laura Wilson

LW 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.

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 the porch, Mutual 6, 1320 Mayfield Road, 62-A or Mutual 2, 1503 Merion Way, 48-A.


Replace expired decals at CH 5

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

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

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Redeemer Lutheran

Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Gil Moore will speak on the theme “The Coming Kingdom” on Sunday from the Old Testament text of Jeremiah 23:1-6.

The reader will be Terry Durham and the prayer leader, Violet Quist.

Pastor Lynda and Cedric Elmer will play a piano duet of “Jesus Loves Me.” Altar flowers will be from Barbara LaBoyteaux in honor of her 100th birthday.

The service with Holy Communion begins at 10:30 a.m. A coffee hour follows the service in Fellowship Hall.


Savvy Caregiver Training, sponsored by Alzheimer’s Orange County, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the conference room. For information or to make a reservation ,call (844) 435-7259.


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.


Pastor Moore will hold devotions at 4 p.m. today, Thursday, at Seal Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center.


The congregation anticipates the commencement of the application of a new flat roof to begin on Monday, July 23.

Website for the congregation is

The Respite Center offers adult day care on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, to register or serve as a volunteer, call 596-1209.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly welcomes new members with open arms. After attending, they see how friendly members of the congregation are.

For those without a church home, consider dropping by. Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. and the celebration service at 5:30 p.m.

Members sing old hymns of the faith and hear messages that are relevant to daily life.

Friendly fellowship is important. Studies have shown that eating together improves unity.

FCA has a group, led by Patty Desmond and Donna Smith, who gather for lunch each week at various restaurants.

The locations are listed in the church bulletin.

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

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call 598-9010 or visit

LW Baptist

Leisure World Baptist Church begins the day with Sunday School this week at 8:40 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

It’s a time of fellowship with coffee and snacks from 9:20- 9:45, when morning worship service begins.

Congregants will join in singing the call to worship, “Fill My Cup Lord.”

Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “My Hope is in Thee.”

Congregational hymns will include “Great is Thy Faithfulness” and “How Great Thou Art.”

Kip Watkins will sing a great hymn of promise, “My Lord is Coming Back to Earth Again.”

The offertory will be presented by pianist Yvonne Leon.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message will be from Joshua, Chapter 2, “Jordan Through Deep Waters.”

“God Leads Us Along” will be the closing song.

After the service, the prayer room will be open for those with special needs.


The Women’s Christian Fellowship and Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

The Energizers will gather for fellowship with Don and Annie Erickson, the church’s missionaries in South Africa, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call 430-2920.

The offertory will be presented by pianist Yvonne Leon.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message will be from Joshua, Chapter 2, “Jordan Through Deep Waters.”

“God Leads Us Along” will be the closing song.

After the service, the prayer room will be open for those with special needs.


The Women’s Christian Fellowship and Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

The Energizers will gather for fellowship with Don and Annie Erickson, the church’s missionaries in South Africa, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call 430-2920

Assembly of God

Assembly of God Church will present the popular hymn sing at 6 p.m. Sunday in Clubhouse 3.

It will feature a special message from Katie Gurzi, who will return to Zululand, South Africa, later this week to minister to women in the HIV/AIDS hospital wards.

Her presence there has been warmly received in an area where very few people choose to minister.

Katie will share news of her upcoming trip and a time of prayer will be held to sustain her during her travels.

Those who gather can choose their hymns from the hymn book. Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will sing.

Special music is planned.

Pastor Sam Pawlak will preach from the theme, “The Double Comforter,” at the 10:30 a.m. service in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Worship songs will be interspersed with the message, announcements will be made and an offering received.

Prayer meetings are planned at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on July 22. It will be a time to share needs, praise and pray for the service that follows.

Pastor Sam will conclude the study from the Book of Galatians at the 10 a.m. Bible study on Wednesday, July 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. No Bible study meetings are planned in August.


The Christian Film Festival will be presented on four Wednesday evenings next month, beginning Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

rock church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone for weekly services for all ages 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


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

Sessions are held on the first and third Friday of the month.

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

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

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

Community Church

Members of Community Church are enjoying the time of transition with Rev. Johan Dodge, the new pastor. He is getting to know the church family and the greater Leisure World community on a more personal level.

He has hosted numerous small group “Coffee with Pastor Johan” sessions where he welcomed questions and engaged in open dialogue with those in attendance.

On Sunday, July 22, Pastor Dodge will preach on the topic, “The Touch of the Divine” from Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.

Lay Liturgist will be Virginia Olejnik.

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

beit halev

In addition to the weekly livestream Shabbat services, Beit HaLev will observe the Holy Day of Tisha B’Av on Sunday, July 22, the Ninth Day of the Hebrew month of Av, the most solemn day of the Jewish calendar.

Considered the Jewish “bad karma” day, Tisha B’Av is remembered for the destruction of both temples in Jerusalem, in 587 BCE (Before the Common Era) by the Babylonians and again by the Romans in 66 CE (Common Era).

Tisha B’Av and the three weeks preceding it, are also a period in which many other disasters befell the Jewish people, including the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and the Fall of the Warsaw Ghetto.

The Tisha B’Av service will be livestreamed at 10:30 a.m, on and

Regular Shabbat services are livestreamed at 6 p.m. Fridays and 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. The website includes an interactive prayerbook. All services are recorded.

The Beginning Hebrew class is held at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

For information about classes and/or services, contact Rabbi-Cantor Galit at 715-0888, 493-2680 or

First Christian.

Giving God all the glory, First Christian Church has announced that in order to relieve the overcrowding on Sunday mornings, a Saturday service from 5:15-6:30 p.m. will begin Saturday, Aug. 4.

Fellowship will be shared and light refreshments will be served from 4:30-5 p.m.

All are welcome to join members who will truly “Enter into His Gates With Thanksgiving and Into His Courts with Praise!” (Psalm 100:4)

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

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,“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” “Blessed Be the Name” and “His Name Is Wonderful.” The Communion hymn will be “My Jesus, I Love Thee.”

The choir, directed by Anita Ragole, will sing “Wonderful Grace of Jesus.”

Pastor Bruce Humes will present the Communion meditation and service.

For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing “He is Able/In His Time.”

Ragole will sing, “Ivory Palaces,” followed by Kaminski, who will read Matthew 13:24-30.

Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes, both at 9:30 a.m.


The Calvary Chapel Bible Study Group meets in the 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.

congregation sholom

Services at Congregation Sholom will be held at 7 p.m. on July 20 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes will lead the service.

An Oneg Shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, July 21, a bagel and cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

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


Free Yiddish classes are offered on Fridays at 10 a.m. Taught by Yakob Basner, they will be limited to 10 students.

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

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

For more information, call 331-3949.

Game night with ice cream is set for July 24. More information to follow.

To provide a ride to services, or to get one, call Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362.

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate will celebrate the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time July 22.

The readings:

First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Responsorial Psalm: 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6; Second Reading: Ephesians, 2:13-18; Alleluia: John 10:27; Gospel: Mark 6:30-34.


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

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


A Bible study group meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Parish rectory. All are invited to attend.


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

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, July 22, is the seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Rev. Reese Riley will be the celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II.

A coffee hour follows the service. All are welcome.

Rev. Lisa Rotchford will conduct the service of Holy Communion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in the chapel at 1240 Oakmont Road, 52-B.

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

Buddha Circle

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

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

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

Those who attend are encouraged to ask questions.

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

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Ladies Pool Q Club

Guta Basner and Sally Mansis of the Ladies Pool Q Club tied for first place at the Funday Tournament held last week in Clubhouse 1.

It was believed to be the first time the club ever had a double winner in the monthly tournaments.

Other members who attended were Kathy Engelhardt, Jane Legus and Sherry Wells.


On Monday, Aug. 6, the club will hold its summer picnic luncheon in Clubhouse 1. Play will be from 10-11 a.m, followed by the picnic at 11:30 outdoors, weather permitting.

Members who have yet to report what kind of food they will bring should contact Kathy Engelhardt, club secretary.


Membership in the club, in existence since 1978, is open to everyone. Annual dues are $5.

Beginners are welcome.

Cards and Games Scoreboard

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


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners July 14: Joan Taylor, 11,840; Peggy Kaspar, 10,840; Diana Lambert, 10,550; Ruth Bonnema, 10,400.Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners July 14, unit game: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill; Verna Burns-Sue Fardette; Joyce Basch-Linda Nye; Alan and Barbara Olschwang; Cooie Dampman-Ellen Kice. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Joyce Henderson-Dalia Hernandez; Sharon Beran-Joan Tschirki; Dorothy Favre-Bud Parish; Miriam Kelley-Gayle Knapp. Winners July 13: N/S: Fred Reker-Gary Paugh; George Alemshah-Sylvia-Kaprelyan; Sibyl Smith-Judy Jones; Jean Kato-Barbara Harris; Verna Burns-Emma Trepinski; Judy Carter-Johnson-Cooie Dampman; Roy Tomooka-Ernie Ross. E/W: Joan Tschirki-Sharon Beran; Sue Fardette-Marilyn McClintock; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki; Dorothy and Donovan Favre; Anne Croul-Arnie Lier; Sharon Beran-Sue Boswell; Kay Hyland-Lynn Findley; Ted Cooper-Marlene McIlroy. Winners July 7: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Joyce Basch-Linda Nye; Howard Smith-Dorothy Favre; Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Hanefi Erten; Marilyn McClintock-Gary Paugh; Paul and Monica Honey; Ellen Kice-Sue Boswell. Winners July 6: N/S: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Jack Dampman-George Koehm; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Nancy Lichter-Bill Dewell. E/W: Joan Tschirki-Sharon Beran; Ted Cooper-Marlene McIlroy; Fred Reker-Sue Fardette. Winners June 30: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill; Larry Slutsky-Sue Fardette; Alan and Barbara Olschwang. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Ken and Lee Miller; Fern Dunbar-Carol Murakoshi; Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith. Winners June 29: N/S: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Ted Cooper-Marlene McIlroy; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Jack and Cooie Dampman. E/W: Fern Dunbar-Hanefi Erten; Jeanette Estill-Marilyn-McClintock; Fred Reker-Gary Paugh; Joyce Basch-Dorothy Favre; Paul Chen-Cookie Pham; Linda Stein-Sue Fardette; Ellen Kice-Russ Gray. 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. The next special event is the summer picnic and club championship on Friday Aug. 17. •••

Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club overall winners in the championship game July 12: First in Strats A and B: Jerry and Melanie Smith; second in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Rob Preece; third in Strat A, second in Strat B: Bill Brooks-Tom Felice; fourth in Strat A: Alan Olschwang-Kiyo Nagaishi; fifth in Strat A, third in Strat B, first in Strat C: Ron and Gene Yaffee; sixth in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stein; fourth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; fifth in Strat B: Jeanette Estill-Hanefi Erten; third in Strat C: Bobbi Vann-Paul Chen. Winners July 9: N/S: First in Strats A and B: Bill Linskey-Midge Dunagan; second in Strat A: Larry Topper-Lynn Danielson; third in Strat A, second in Strat B: Alan Olschwang-Chie Wickham; fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B, first in Strat C: Ted Wieber-Harshad Vora; tied for fifth place in Strat A: Judy Carter-Johnson-Verna Burns, Betty Jackson-Fay Beckerman, and Marty Lipman-George Alemshah. E/W: First in Strats A and B: Monica and Paul Honey; second in Strats A and B: Howard Smith-Sue Boswell; third in Strat A: Eileen Kotecki-Jeanette Estill; tied for fourth in Strat A: Marilyn McClintock-Diane Schmitz and Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis (third in Strat B); fourth in Strat B, first in Strat C: Jan and Bruce Peterson. 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 reservation. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; for Thursdays call Sharon Beran at 308-7838 or email her by 10:30 a.m. on the day of game at 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.


Friendly Pinochle Club winners July 12: Julia Troise, 12,060; Maureen Marsh, 11,110; Pat Blum, 10,550; Marilyn Allred, 10,520. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.


Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners July 6: Most Yahtzees: Shelley Middleton, 5. Most points: Ann Ell, 1,577. Door prize winner: Doris Dack. The next next games will be played on July 20. The Rollers meet from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. To learn Yahtzee or play a refresher game, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237 to set up a lesson.

cribbage club

Pat Blum had the high score of 842 to finish first in Cribbage Club play on July 10 at Clubhouse 1.

She was followed by Don Daniels, 836; Sandra deDubovay, 833 and Cynthia Eastman, 832.

Jean Wilson had six games of 121.

Jane Legus had no wins.

Eileen Dohl celebrated her birthday by providing members with cake, ice cream and fruit snacks.

Eileen and Peggy McKendrick served.

Members meet at noon on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. Play usually ends by 3:30.

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

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

– Bobbie Straley

women’s golf

Forty-two members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and birdies on July 10 at the local course.

One of the highlights of the day was two birdies by Sally Park.

Flight winners:

A: Low gross: Tie between Myung Kim and Devora Kim, 29. Low net: Hae Lee, 25. Birdies/hole: Yvonee Yim, 8.

B: Low gross: Grace Choi, 28. Low net: Mary Greig, 22. Birdies/hole: Melinda Lee, 1; Soo Kim, 8.

C: Low gross: Neva Senske, 31. Low net: Judy Kim, 23. Birdies/hole: Sally Park, 7, 8.

D: Low gross: Liz Meripol, 35. Low net: Veronica Chang, 24.

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: Bishop d3. The white Bishop moves from h7 to d3 . Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.


The club’s annual pizza meeting will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow, Friday. All members are encouraged to attend.

tournament poker

by Susan Dodson

LW contributor

Lucy Starkey won the final table in Tournament Poker Club play on July 7 with a king high straight.

Second was Susan Rose, followed by Doug Wolfe, Wendy Wu, Linda Stone, Nancy Jordan and Nancy Floyd.

Wolfe also claimed high hand with four jacks. Second was Barry Brideau with a quartet of fours.

Irma Makatz won the “special hand” while holding a 2 and 9.

Starkey has won the final table four times.

A retired business manager, she has lived in Mutual 7 over 25 years. Starkey plays poker as often as possible.


The club’s next event is a potluck/barbecue at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.

Sign-ups will be accepted at each tournament this month.

Family and friends are invited. A raffle and bocce ball games will add to the fun.

Those who attend are requested to bring their favorite comfort food to share.

The club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and soft drinks.

For more information, contact club president Wendy Wu at (713) 366-0940.

shuffleboard club

This summer, the shuffleboard courts behind Clubhouse 1 will be open from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for members and others who want to take up the game.

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.

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.

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

Bowling Club

Teams in the Leisure World Bowling League will resume play on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Westminster Lanes. New bowlers will be needed to join the fun.
Phyllis Fairchild will return for her second term as president of the club.

– Dave Silva

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Weekly health, exercise classes

Ageless Grace

The eight-week chair-based exercise program, which addresses 21 specific aging factors, has resumed weekly classes at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays, upstairs in Clubhouse 6.

Since the exercises are practiced in a chair, they are suitable 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 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.


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

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


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.

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.

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.

Wa-Rite Club

The Wa-Rite Club’s top loser last week was Glo Tyler with a six-pound loss. She attributed it to sweating, and yes, women sweat.

And with the recent heat, she had plenty of opportunity. In high temperatures, many people lose the desire to eat as much as usual.

I was glad to lose three pounds last week, but that was due to less food, more water and lots of dancing.

The topic given by Wendy Alfageme at the July 13 meeting was on the importance of water. After being admitted to the hospital for dehydration she decided to do some research on the subject.

Her symptoms were feeling dizzy, weak and listless, so she called her friend to take her to the emergency hospital. She was given an IV and told to drink more water.

The body consists of 60 percent water, which every cell, organ and tissue needs. Water keeps the body temperature normal and it lubricates and cushions the joints.

These are just a few of the many benefits of water, which is vital to life.

Another important factor in the water we drink is the PH level. A PH level of seven and less is acidic.

For an alkaline reading, look for a PH level of 8-14. The PH neutralizes the acid level in the bloodstream. And electrolytes are important to balance potassium and sodium.

Wa-Rite is a support group for women needing to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet from 9-10 a.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room. 1

Weigh-ins will be at the new time of 7:45-8:45. Annual dues are $10.

To join or visit a meeting call Diana Goins, membership chair, at 760-1293.

– Margaret Humes

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, July 23: Kung Pao chicken with Oriental vegetables, jasmine rice, cucumber salad, Mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, July 24: Salisbury steak with gravy, sweet potato mash, green beans, 50/50 whip.

Wednesday, July 25: Fish tacos, red cabbage and pico de gallo, two soft tacos shells cilantro lime rice, salt-free custard.

Thursday, July 26: Signature chicken salad, tossed salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, almonds and red wine vinaigrette, wheat roll, honeydew melon

Friday, July 27: Lentil soup with salt-free crackers, crab salad, fresh spinach and cherry tomatoes, wheat roll, fruit crisp, diet apple crisp.

Health Care Center

Dr. Sullyvan Tang will deliver a talk on on liver wellness at noon today, Thursday, in the Health Care Center Conference Room.

Dr. Tang will discuss the various types of liver disease,the treatment and prevention.

The liver is the primary filtering system for the body and is connected to many of its vital functions.

More than 25 million Americans have liver related diseases,which appear to be on an increase.

For more information,call 795-6204.

LB Meals on Wheels

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. Deliveries include a complete hot dinner, lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of 1 percent lowfat milk. Contact Lisa

Valdez at 433-0232 or visit Call Amber Scheuring at 439-5000 before noon to cancel orders for the following day. Menu subject to change without notification for the following day.

Monday, July 23: Beef stew with potatoes, carrots, celery and onions, cornbread, pear and mango chunks, roast beef, turkey and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, orzo pasta salad.

Tuesday, July 24: Whole wheat spaghetti with meat balls, dinner roll, mixed vegetables, peaches with yogurt, chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, crackers.

Wednesday, July 25: Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, green beans with herbs, tapioca pudding, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, German potato salad.

Thursday, July 26: Beef lasagna with tomato sauce, whole wheat dinner roll, mixed vegetables, ambrosia salad, egg salad sandwich with lettuce, tomato, homemade marinated beet salad.

Friday, July 27: Chile relleno casserole, black beans, Lima beans, chocolate cake, Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing.

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Arts and Leisure July 19 2018

Finbars Menu

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Leisure World on Monday, July 23, in Clubhouse 1.

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

Naples Rib Company is in LW on the first and third Mondays of the month. Finbars Italian Kitchen, on the second and fourth Mondays. Menus are also sent out via LW Live!, GRF’s real-time email service.There is no dine-out service on the fifth Mondays.

For Naples, reservations are required by phone or email.

Finbars does not require reservations.

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

2018 Amphitheater Show Schedule

The 2018 Amphitheater Season on the big stage near Administration is now underway. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September, when they start at 7:30. Admission is free, but bring Leisure World IDs; friends and family are welcome. Koffel’s Food Service will be there at 6 p.m. for pre-show al fresco dining. A Mandie’s Candies Ice Cream truck will sell treats for $2-$3. 7/19 Surf’s Up: The Beach Boys Tribute

Sponsor: Pharmacology Research Institute (PRI)

7/26 Rocky Mountain High Experience:

A Tribute to John Denver featuring Rick Schuler

8/02 Tribute to Bette Midler and Bobby Darin

Sponsor: Pharmacology Research Institute (PRI)

8/09 Queen Nation: A Tribute to the Music of Queen

8/16 Vegas Country: A Tribute to Tim McGraw and Shania Twain

Sponsor: Alamitos IPA

8/23 The Las Vegas Rat Pack

Sponsors: Alignment Healthcare, Calmet

8/30 Fortunate Son: A Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival

Sponsor: Monarch Healthcare

Shows start at 7:30 p.m.

9/06 Paperback Writer: A Tribute to the Beatles

Sponsor: Monarch Healthcare

9/13 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Sponsor: Monarch Healthcare

Let the Good Times Roll hosts show July 21

The Let the Good Times Roll Club presents its bimonthly show and dance Saturday, July 21, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 6:45. Admission is free. Dress is casual, leisure or fancy.

“To celebrate all those whose names were immoralized by a rock and roll or doo-wop song, the performers have chosen tunes with a name in the title or lyrics,” said Jackie Hildebrant, club secretary and show announcer.

Songs like “Delilah,” “Daniel,” “Fernando” and “Runaround Sue” are among the many selections to be performed by Audrey McKenzie, Ray Geierman, Carmen Edwards, Charlie Guggino, Susan Kellighan, Bev Adams, Frank Destra, Lu DeSantis, Sally Glauser, Bob Slater and Tosca Lies.

The Rhythm Rockers, Leisure World’s own rock and roll band, will be featured. The band includes Ben Berg on the piano, Jay Clausen on drums, Steve Winder on lead guitar, Dutch VanKerckhoven on bass guitar and vocalist, Vicki Van Ert.

“I am sure to have my dancing shoes on when Ben Berg is rocking his piano,” says President Frank Destra.

The club will furnish snacks, and ice and water will also be available.

Guests are welcome to bring beverages and snacks.

Club members enjoy creating a party with entertainment for all Leisure World residents and their friends.

GRF Movie

“Hostiles,” rated R, will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, in Clubhouse 4.

In 1892, legendary Army Capt. Joseph Blocker reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their tribal land. Embarking on a harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, they soon encounter a young widow whose family was killed on the plains. The travelers must now band together to survive a punishing landscape that’s crawling with hostile Comanches and vicious outliers.

Some scenes and language may offend some viewers.

LWSB Book Club

The LWSB Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. on today, July 19, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. All are welcome. The group will discuss “Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet,” by Stephanie Cowell.

Amphitheater Rules

The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2018 Amphitheater Season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

• Do not save seats.

• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.

• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.

• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles.

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage.

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

• Handicap seating is at street level at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater.

• No pets are allowed.

• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1-1/2 hours before the program begins as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.

•Dancing is allowed only on the two side wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.

Big Summer Nights at the JCC

The Alpert Jewish Community Center presents Big Summer Nights with the Beach City Big Band every third Monday of the month from 7-9 p.m.

Admission is free. The JCC is located at 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach. For more information, visit

Authorspeak! features writer Paula Thomas

Paula Thomas, author of “Potluck: Little Stories From a Big Table,” will speak at 11 a.m. on July 25 at Veterans Plaza next to the Leisure World Library. Her appearance is one in a series of Authorspeak! meetings hosted by the library.

In “Potluck,” Thomas gives Readers an endearing and hilarious picture of a rambunctious childhood in Seal Beach and beyond.

Her new book takes readers on a heartwarming and hilarious tour of the small-town beach city she knew in her youth. It features a selection of family friendly, entertaining and relatable stories.

She had a knack for embarrassing herself and a gift for telling those gut-busting stories to keep her friends in stitches. Acting out the ridiculous situations she got herself into became theater for family and friends, and now, you get to laugh along. The book is available in paperback at Barnes & Noble and

Restaurant Review

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of favorite restaurants. Reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email them to For more information, call 472-1277.

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor

Ahhh the Mexican grill…and fresh avocado, here’s where to go to enjoy both!

So you’re from the midwest or east, your experience with Mexican Cuisine is limited for the most part to a quick bite at Taco Bell or a dinner at ChiChi’s. Welcome to the Southwest. Here you’ll find a whole lot more choices and some wonderful additions to the staid offerings you might have known. The following list of recommended restaurants are all within a few miles or less of Leisure World.


I’ll begin with the full-service restaurants first and in my order of preference.

Yucatan Grill

50 Pacific Coast Hwy

Seal Beach, CA 90740


$$—menu/pricing online:

Family owned and operated since 1988

Yucatan Grill is a super family-friendly restaurant, haunt of the locals and with good reason. There’s a cheerful staff, good food, and spectacular margaritas—my favorite, the El Patron (they stock over 100 varieties of tequila.)

But let’s examine the food, all fresh, lots of wonderful seafood soft shell tacos, which to be honest I didn’t know existed. Back east you just get beef or chicken. Here the variety is seemingly endless: salmon, tuna, mahi-mahi, tilapia, halibut and shrimp, oh, you want meat, that’s available too.

I’m told from a dining companion that the chile rellenos are the best and judging from the finished plate, I’m guessing so. They offer a dozen different appetizers and immediately provide a never ending basket of chips and homemade salsa as soon as you sit down.

There’s delicious homemade soups, generous salads, and the biggest burritos I’ve ever seen. Shrimp diablo, steak and lobster, salmon filet or sizzling fajitas, it’s all on the menu. Additionally they offer Caribbean specialties: Jamaican jerk chicken, steak Palomilla, mojo chicken, seafood and beef dishes.

Yucatan is open for breakfast/brunch as well with both classic fare: French toast, pancakes, eggs, etc or machaca and eggs, Mexican steak, chorizo or a breakfast quesadilla.


Playa Amor Mexican Cocina

Market Place Long Beach

6527 Pacific Coast Hwy

Long Beach, CA 90803


$$—menu/pricing on line:

This is a wonderful intimate restaurant with live entertainment on the weekends. Tortillas are hand-made and cooked at the door. The offerings are a little more stylized, they call it a contemporary pocho and modern-Mexican cuisine; I call it great! They have a full service bar and offer dozens of hand-crafted libations with an extensive list of spirits, beers and wines.

The trio of chefs prepare foods in an extraordinary way. You’ll be surprised by the spices and fresh veggies incorporated into the dishes. You can order Oaxacan roasted crickets (Chapulines) or a ceviche mixto, which more or less incorporates the offerings of the sea, charred Brussel sprouts doused in cotija, lime juice, red wine vinegar and jalapeño remoulade, pork belly nachos or charred octopus. There’s more of course; this is just to give you an idea, and that’s for starters.

The main meals are just as varied. Here’s just a few: kale and quinoa with avocado, kidney and garbanzo beans, golden raisins, roasted fresh corn, onion, chili, lime, peanuts, avocado dressing and you can add chicken, salmon or asada (sliced steak beef), or New Mexico green hatch spaghetti. Let’s just say this is not related in any way to the Italian style; and lobster, salmon, shrimp, and beef plates aplenty all prepared in extraordinary marriages of spices, seasonings, and fresh vegetables that reflect this region of the world.


Marina Pacifica Mall

6270 Pacific Coast Hwy

Long Beach, CA 90803


$$—menu/pricing on line:

Eight restaurants throughout LA metro area.

For those with midwestern notions of a Mexican restaurant, this will feel familiar. The menu is of a simpler form, specializing in burritos, tacos, enchiladas and fajitas. Of course there’s also soups, salads, appetizers and seafood specialties. The bar features margaritas, cervezas (beer), and wines by the glass. Desserts include flan and fried ice-cream. It’s more or less what you expect, a great location right on the marina, nice to see the boats in the water and enjoy the sunset.


And now a good selection of chain restaurants, some you may have passed by. They are all great alternatives to traditional fast-food that is deep fried:


Old Ranch Town Center

12420 Seal Beach Blvd., Suite A

Seal Beach, CA 90740


$ menu-pricing online:

Over 200 restaurants, based in San Diego and located throughout the Southwest and coastal California.

This little gem is the source of “The Original Fish Taco.” The closest one to Leisure World is tucked behind the Starbucks bordering Seal Beach Boulevard. The chain has been recognized repeatedly with culinary awards for its quality and fresh ingredients. For a “fast-food” chain, they specialize in grilled, made-to-order cuisine at an affordable price.

Go here for the fresh fish soft shell tacos, burritos and salads. They offer a nice array of grilled veggies and specialty items to make any vegetarian happy. The salsa bar is always fresh and filled with a variety of tastes. It features sustainable seafood, all-natural chicken raised without antibiotics, fresh produce, cage-free eggs and stone ground tortillas. Their foods are prepared with no artificial sweeteners, added MSG or hydrogenated oils. Another nice feature is that you will be served on real plates, with real silverware, no plastic except for take-out.

Fresh brewed tea, lemonade and mango-lime aqua fresca are on the menu as well as craft and Mexican beers, sangria, and wine.

Baja Fresh

12800 Seal Beach Boulevard,

Seal Beach, CA 90740


$ menu/pricing online:

Some 165 restaurants in 26 states, Dubai and Singapore

Our little Baja Fresh is located adjacent to the Ayer’s Hotel, just across the 405, next to the AT&T store. This is a bright cheery place with a friendly staff and excellent food choices. In particular I like the various salad bowls that can be enhanced with chicken, shrimp, or steak. They have tacos, taquitos and burritos, all quickly grilled to perfection.

Fresh tortilla chips are served with every order and there are six salsas to choose from made fresh every day.

All their produce, fish, and meats are fresh, they boast that they have no freezers or can-openers in their restaurants.

They offer churros for dessert and soft drinks (Coca Cola products).

They are open from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

El Pollo Loco

3502 W Cerritos Ave

Los Alamitos, CA 90720


$ Menu/pricing online:

Company operates over 400 restaurants in southwestern states.

The closest restaurant is on the corner of Los Alamitos Boulevard and Cerritos Avenue, just before Los Alamitos High School.

It’s open most days from 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

The chain specializes in serving authentic fire-grilled chicken and shrimp Mexican food.

The chicken is superb, slow-marinated in their special herbs and spices and then the whole chicken is fire grilled, hand-chopped and served in burritos, salads, tostadas, tacos and quesadillas.

They hand make their guacamole, salsas, and dressings.

The salads, burritos and tacos that call for it include generous slices of fresh avocado; no beef or pork at this restaurant.

So there you have it, welcome to the Southwest and welcome to fresh Mexican cuisine with a bit of spice, chilies, and avocado at every location.

Explore your options and enjoy the rich flavors and traditions of our coastal location.

You’ll be glad you did.

Community Karaoke

The Community Karaoke Club celebrated Ellen Brannigan’s birthday with cake that she served to everyone. She had everyone join in singing “This Land is Your Land” as part of the happy occasion that featured toe-tapping tunes sung by members.

It was fun to see and hear Walt and Sue Piippo’s grandsons, Noah and Isaac, sing “Green Green.” Shannon Harrison did fine with “Sea of Heartbreak” as did Ren Villanueva with “Great Pretender.” The Harphams sang “Bye Bye Love,” Vito Villamar, “Memphis Tennessee”; Culley Eaby, “What’d I Say”; Bev Adams, “Sea of Love”; Leila Claudio, “In My Life”; David Noble, “Return to Sender; and Mike Breen, “Tom Dooley.” Those songs were hits in the 50 and 60s.

Tony Tupas, Wayne Urban, Byong Choi, Martin Rosendaal, Diane Kasperson and Pete Tupas did numbers from the 70s.

Karaoke parties are held Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m.

Next week Allan Eaby will celebrate her birthday, and she said she’ll have door prizes. Everyone is welcome to come and sing or listen to the local talent and enjoy a snack.

Spotlight on the Artist features Carmen Leslie Friday

The Leisure World Art League will host a Spotlight on local artist Carmen Leslie and her work at a reception in Clubhouse 4 on Friday, July 20, from 1-3 p.m. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Mickey Costello will play classical Latin guitar.

Carmen Leslie came to California as a youngster and grew up in Long Beach. She has had a lifelong love of painting.

She was owner operator of Brush n Palette in Bellflower through the 70s while painting, teaching and raising her three children with her husband, Dale.

In the 80s, with children now grown, she relocated to northern Nevada, teaching and painting for Brewery Art Center in Carson City, Catholic Schools in Reno and the Nevada Art Association. Some of her favorite memories are of St. Mary’s Art Center, while teaching there and her 10 years on its board of directors.

Carmen came back to Southern California in 2001 and settled into life in Leisure World, with brush and pastels in hand. She began teaching and painting for the Leisure World Art League and has been active here ever since. She is also a member of Huntington Beach Art League and other associations. She recently found a letter from the Leisure World Art Association dated June 1979 thanking her for demonstrating her artwork. She completed another demonstration for Leisure World this past year, nearly 40 years later.

Come and celebrate the work of this fine artist tomorrow at 1 p.m.

LW Bicycle Group

The LW Bicycle Group meets at the North Gate entrance at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays. Rain cancels the rides.

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

The ride, about 10 miles round trip, is flat and at beginner-plus speeds. No one gets left behind. For more information, contact Mary Romero at 810-4266 or

The group also has Saturday bike rides. For information on those, contact Dorothy Ferrington at 357-4320 or must be able to transport bicycles to beginning destinations.

On July 28, the group will ride to Huntington Beach State Park north to Seal Beach and return, 20-plus miles.

Copper Enameling Class

A copper enameling class is held in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4 on July 27, and Aug. 10 and 24 from 9 a.m.-noon.

Sign up in the Lapidary Room. Class is limited to 10.

LW Dance Classes and Clubs

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

•A Time to Dance Club by Joseph: Ballroom dance group lessons are held the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Waltz is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; tango, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couple are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

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

•Dance Club: Ballroom and social dance classes are held on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Beginning/intermediate East Coast Swing is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and intermediate level fox trot is taught from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per class or $10 for both classes. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. For information, call veteran dance instructor Jeremy Pierson, 999-1269.

Tap dance classes are held on Thursdays on the Amphitheater stage. Beginner tap dance class is from 8:30-9:30 a.m.; advanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Longtime tap dancer Joyce Basch instructs. All levels are welcome; no experience is necessary; $5 per class. For more information, contact Basch, 598-1988 or Write “tap” in the subject line.

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

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

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

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

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

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Get exercise and learn line dances from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Beginners dance from 2:30-3 p.m.; intermediates, 3-4:30 p.m. Members dance to popular favorites at the beginning and learn newer dances in the last hour. Takako Mitchell is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas Two Step and Latin Cha Cha will be taught on Mondays in Clubhouse 6. The two-step starts at 2 p.m.; cha cha, at 3 p.m. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call instructor Richard Sharrard at 434-6334.

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

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

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Waltz is taught from 9-10 a.m.; cha cha, from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor; dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays for a class upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor.

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

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

Amphitheater Movie Night

New movies will be shown on a giant screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights through Sept. 7. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Movies start at 8:20 p.m. The following is the remainder of the schedule:

July 27—The Post: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join a battle between the press and the government.

PG-13 | 1h 56min | 2018

Aug. 3—Last Vegas: Four friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.

PG | 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama | 2013

Aug. 10—Wonder: Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

PG | 1h 53min | Drama, Family | 2017 |

Sponsor:Optimal Hospice Care

Aug. 17—Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

PG | 1h 45min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 2017 |

Sponsors: Alamitos West/Katella; Easy Living Homecare

Aug. 24—Darkest Hour: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

PG-13 | 2h 5min | Biography, History | 2017 |

Sponsor: Pharmacology Research Institute (PRI)

Aug. 31—The Last Jedi: Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

PG-13 | 2h 32min | Action, Adventure | 2017 |

Sponsor: Pharmacology Research Institute (PRI)

Sept. 7—The Same Kind of Different Me: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man to save his marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

Ad Hoc Singalong Club meets Tuesdays

The Ad Hoc Singalong Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Barbara McIlhaney accompanies singers on the piano. The group sings about a dozen familiar oldies until 5 p.m.

Selections often include such standards as “Stand By Your Man,” “This is My Country,” “This Land is Your Land,” “Those Were The Days!” “Til The End of Time,” “Til There Was You,” “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” “Turn Back The Hands of Time” and “Two Sleepy People.”

GRF Weekly Dance

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

Linda Herman will play mixed ballroom on July 21.

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

• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1. Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane.

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

• Only the bands can make announcements from the stage.

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

• Everyone should sign in, either as a resident or guest. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of bands.

Los Alamitos Library has book sale

A book sale will be held at the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library today, July 19, and Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chilling mysteries, novels and non-fiction books on hobbies, self-improvement and travel will be on sale. Hardcovers, paperbacks, board books, children’s and comic books, and a large collection of American Girl books are included in the sale. Fill a paper bag with paperback fiction, after 2 p.m. daily for $2.

The library is located at 12700 Monticito Road, Seal Beach. For information, call 430-1048.

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LW safety will be topic tomorrow at Sunshine Club

Eloy Gomez, GRF safety and emergency coordinator, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club meeting on Friday, July 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

His responsibilities include working with shareholders, Mutuals, Seal Beach Police Department and other county and state agencies for emergency preparedness purposes. He is responsible for the safety of GRF staff, compliance with the California Occupational Safety and Health Agency (Cal-OSHA) as well as the safety in GRF facilities.

He is a certified Cal-OSHA instructor, Red Cross certified instructor, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Instructor and a certified Emergency Management Specialist by the California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI).

He will speak in detail about three important issues that affect every shareholder in the community.

• Emergency preparedness

• Current and future mosquito activity

• Heat illnesses due to extreme weather

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all different ethnic people to 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 classes use LW Weekly as a textbook to go over LW news, general columns, etc.

Arrive a few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. and bring a mug or cup to participate in the “Save the Earth” program.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and 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.


Executive director invited to July 26 meeting, 1 p.m.

The Concerned Shareholders of Leisure World (CSLW) will meet on Thursday, July 26, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Golden Rain Foundation Executive Director Randy Ankeny will be guest speaker. He will discuss the progress of new physical improvements and future projects for Leisure World.

There will be a question-and-answer period.

All shareholders are encouraged to attend.


All invited to meeting on July 25

The Golden Age Foundation will have its July board meeting on Wednesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. in the Building 5 Conference Room B. Building 5 is across from Clubhouse 6 and Conference Room B is located behind GRF Security office Decal Office. All GAF members are welcome to observe the meeting.

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

GRF used vehicle sale is July 28

Each fourth Saturday, Leisure World residents can sell their used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is July 28.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals, and be insured. Cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold.

Owners or their representatives do not need to be present. A single “for sale” sign with a phone number can be placed on the vehicle. The sign must be no larger than 18-by-24 inches.

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.


Tickets are on sale for annual luau

The Filipino Association of Leisure of World is busy gearing up for the annual luau dinner dance from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, in Clubhouse 2. This is one of the biggest events hosted by the FALW to raise funds for community projects.

The FALW Luau Dinner-Dance is well attended and enjoyed by members of the community for its camaraderie among Leisure World residents. The main attraction is the Polynesian dancers who perform dances from the Pacific, most notably Hawaii, Tahiti, Marquesas, New Zealand, Samoa, etc. The young dancers clad in colorful costumes evoke the romance of the South Pacific.

Dance music for guests will be provided by the Music Masters Band, headed by Dan Manuel.

Tickets are now available. Cost is $25 per person. Tickets are limited. People can purchase a table for eight or individually.

For more information, call Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597; Myrrha Villanueva, 493-1406; Dove Sonza, 477-5541; Julie Nulod, 596-1981; or Ren Villanueva, (323) 854-6209 and 493-1406.

—Ren Villanueva

GRF sponsors another bus to Angels game

The GRF Recreation Department is planning a final Leisure World Days at Angel Stadium for residents and their guests. The fourth game will feature the Angels vs. the Oakland A’s on Sept. 29. This game will be $3 more than usual as a fireworks show is included. Seats are not reserved until they are paid for. If accessible seating is required, it must be requested at the time of purchase and is subject to stadium availability.

Tickets will be presold at the Recreation Office for $38, which includes transportation. A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50. All payment forms are accepted, and purchases are non-refundable. Participants need to complete release forms, which are available at the Recreation Office.

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


Learn about Windows 10 today

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

Following the Windows presentation will be a refresher course on how to navigate the LWSB website to look up information available to Leisure World residents.

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.


Computer class taught Thursdays

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

• Monday July 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 4

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

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

11 a.m. – iPad (Bague)

Noon – Skype Free Video Chatting (Bague)

• Thursday, July 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7 (New Class Time)

1 p.m. Apple Mac (Sacks)

2:30 p.m. Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)

• Monday, July 30, in 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. – Understanding Files and Folders in Windows computers (Bague)

Noon – Facebook (Bague)

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

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

Make plans for PEO card party

Everyone is invited to attend the PEO luncheon and card party on July 25 in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45 a.m. Those who do not have reservations need to call Jan Krehbiel at 431-8240 to set up a new table by July 21. To make changes to a regular table, also call Krehbiel.

Play any game with as many people as wanted.

Set up a table only for lunch. Lunch is $11, which includes an entrée, salad, roll, dessert and a beverage of choice. There is always ice tea, ice water, hot tea and coffee. In a restaurant you pay $2.50 for that alone. There is no extra charge for tax and tip. It is a bargain so come for lunch and socializing but reservations are required.

People do not need to be members of PEO to attend the card party. Men and women can set up a table, it can be a table of just men, just women, or mixed. It is a fun afternoon to spend with friends in an air conditioned clubhouse. To play cards without lunch the charge is $3.

This is a fund raiser for scholarships for women that need assistance to help pay for finishing their college education.

Join LWers for lunch at Dino’s on July 25

The Noon Spoons Luncheon Club met at Tara’s Himalayan Restaurant in Artesia last month. Everyone enjoyed the exotic flavors of the varied Asian cuisines.

The next outing will be on Wednesday, July 25, to Dino’s Italian Restaurant, 6391 Westminster Blvd. in Westminster, at 11:30 a.m. The restaurant is next to Big Lots. The closest main intersection is Edwards Street.

Dino’s serves excellent traditional Italian cuisine. It has a lunch buffet for under $10.

People who don’t want the buffet can opt for the half-off coupon that normally applies to dinner. This courtesy is exclusively offered to the Noon Spoons Club. The coupon appears weekly in the Leisure World Weekly.

Call Ellen Larsen, 596-2904, or Carole Kendall, 209-5722, so the club can get a count of the group size. Let them know if you need a ride or can provide one.

The club now meets on the fourth, not the third, Wednesday each month. Come join members for a delicious lunch and meet some neighbors.

Use caution in construction zone

The third phase of the paving project on St. Andrews Drive is scheduled to get underway this week. The project includes replacing the median between Golden Rain Road and Northwood Road.

During the project at least one lane will be open in each direction. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes when possible and to use caution when driving in the construction zone. Parking restrictions will be in place.

The project is scheduled to be completed in September.


All invited to bingo Sunday

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, July 22, 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.

Large tree limb breaks in Mutual 15, blocking walkway

A big tree limb crashed across John Mount’s Mutual 15 yard and walkway at 6 p.m. on July 2. The branch fell in front of 6-B at 13350 Del Monte Drive. Mount called Security, and in about 15 minutes, a Security officer appeared, with his work gloves on, along with a maintenance team with power saws.

By 6:45 p.m., the walkway and sidewalk were cleared, and the area protected with green cones.

All was safe and secure.

There were no injuries or property damage, and Mount was pleased with the quick response.

“We’re very happy folks!,” he said. “Thanks to the Security staff and the efficient maintenance team.”

Long Beach Heritage needs docents

Long Beach Heritage has an array of volunteer opportunities for people who have an interest in history and preservation.

Docent positions are available for the Bembridge House and historical architectural walking tours. Hours are flexible with no set times. The volunteers are friendly. No experience is necessary.

For additional information, visit the website at or call 493-7019.

People who are interested in the walking tours should contact Chris Hogan at

For the Bembridge house, email


SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at

Thursday, July 19

4 pm Okebono Karaoke Club

4:40 pm Judge Bonnie Z Court

5 pm Cypress Senior Chorus

6 pm Harmonizing Humanity

6:30 pm Rock-a-Bula Tuesday

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert

8:40 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!

9:30 pm Shakespeare in the Park

11 pm Cerritos Center

Friday, July 20

4 pm Veteran’s Plaza Grand Opening LW

4:30 pm Teddy Roosevelt Remembered

4:33 pm Rock-a-Bula Tuesday

5 pm Okebono Karaoke/ Wakahisa Kai Japanese Dancers

5:50 pm OLLI Classes/Teddy Roosevelt Remembered

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm Nelson’s Broadway Show

7:30 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!

8:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Life & Times in SB: Rich Harbour

11:30 pm Live at the Ford Theater

Saturday, July 21

4 pm Harmonizing Humanity

4:30 pm Veteran’s Plaza Grand Opening LW

5 pm Judge Bonnie Z CourtWakahisa Kai Japanese Dancers

5:30 pm McGaugh 1st Grade Weather Show 2018

6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

10 pm Society of Seven

Sunday, July 22

4 pm SB City Planning Commision meeting replay 7-16

4:30 pm Shakespeare in the Park

6 pm McGaugh 1st Grade Weather Show 2018

7 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert

8 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!

9 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10 pm Studio Cafe

11 pm Cerritos Center

Monday, July 23

4 pm Okebono Karaoke Club

5 pm Cypress Senior Chorus

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm SB City Council Mtg, LIVE

8 pm McGaugh 1st Grade 2018

9 pm Life & Times in SB: Rich Harbour

10:30 pm Live at the Ford Theater

Tuesday, July 24

4 pm Judge Bonnie Z Court

4:18 pm Wakahisa Kai Japanese Dancers

4:30 pm Nelson’s Broadway Show

5:30 pm Rock-a-Bula Tuesday

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm McGaugh 1st Grade Show

7:15 pm McGaugh 3rd Grade Concert

7:50 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!

8:30 pm Studio Cafe

9:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

11 pm Cerritos Center

Wednesday, July 25

4 pm Teddy Roosevelt Remembered

4:03 pm Veteran’s Plaza Grand Opening/OLLI Classes

4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity

5 pm Rock-a-Bula Tuesday

5:30 pm Nelson’s Broadway Show

6 pm Chuckwagon Show-LW

6:30 pm Cypress Senior Chorus

7:30 pm McGaugh 1st Grade Weather Show

8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10:30 pm Cerritos Center

*All programming is subject to change.

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On the Go

Day Trips

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

Pechanga – Aug. 1, $15, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

Champagne Brunch Cruise Aboard John Wayne’s Wild Goose -Aug. 4, $119, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

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

Chocolate Cover L.A. – Aug. 7, $90, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

Pauma Casino – Aug. 8, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Glendale Centre Theatre, “Mary Poppins,” – Aug. 11, $99 with lunch at Tam O’ Shanter Inn, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Disney Concert Hall, Beethoven & Bernstein With The California Philharmonic – Aug. 12, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

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

Pageant of the Masters – Wednesday, Aug. 22, $75, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

The Pantages Theatre, “Waitress – The Broadway Musical” – Aug. 25, $139, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Music, Muppets & Marina Del Rey Leonard Bernstein at 100 & Jim Henson Exhibits. Aug. 30, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Pauma – Sept. 5, $15, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

Adventures in Arrowhead Narrated Lake Cruise & Shopping – Sept. 16, $69 with optional lakeside lunch, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

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

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

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

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

Overnight Trips

Laughlin Luau, Riverside Casino – Aug. 26-29, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

Oxnard – Sept. 13-14, Los Alamitos Senior Club, Teri Nugent, 446-0293, Carol Foss/Verna Burns, 596-1896

National Parks of The Four Corners – 7-day tour featuring Arches, Canyonlands and Mesa Verde national parks, Durango-Silverton train. Sept. 21-27, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

California Volcanoes, Redwoods & Rail: 7-day tour featuring Lassen and Redwoods national parks, Skunk Train, Mendocino, Burney Falls, Eureka. Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 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

Pauma day-trip departs Aug. 8

The New York Club will escort a day-trip to Pauma Casino on Aug. 8.

The cost of the trip is $15, with $10 cash returned in the machine.

During the trip, bingo is played coming and going and snacks are served.

The bus picks up at three locations, Clubhouse 4, 7:15 a.m.; Amphitheater, 7:30; and outside St. Andrew’s Gate, 7:35.

For reservations and information, call Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.


Free admission for attending nearby fairs

The Orange County Fair is in full swing and invites all attendees to the San Diego County and Ventura County fairs to bring their original tickets to the OC Fair for free admission. Tickets must be surrendered at the gate to redeem offer.

The OC Fair is open Wednesday-Friday through Aug. 12.

Hours are Wednesday-Friday, noon-midnight and Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-midnight.

The fair is closed Monday and Tuesday.

Friday is Seniors Day, 60-plus, and admission is $5 with free Ferris wheel and merry-go-round rides all day.

General admission is $12 weekdays and $14 weekends; senior admission is $7; youths, 6-12, is $7 and children 5 and under are free.

Parking is $10 per car in the OC Fair lots. Free parking and shuttle service is available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit of the 405 Freeway. Follow the signs to “Experian.” The shuttle operates from 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday only.

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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, $12 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 GRF 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 LW Weekly at the member classified advertising rate, $8 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.

Schweizer, Robert Henry


Robert Henry Schweizer, 68, died July 5, 2018, in Los Alamitos, California.

Robert was born Sept. 17, 1949, to Madeline and Harry Schweizer on Long Island, New York, and raised in East Rockaway, with siblings Kathryn Boake (deceased), William Schweizer, Anna-Marie Schweizer, Madeline Black and Marjorie Hyland.

Robert worked in airport security at JFK International Airport until he relocated to California in 2000, living first in Mission Viejo and then in Seal Beach.

He was employed by Securitas Security in Anaheim until he retired in 2015.

Robert will be cremated and his remains returned to his beloved New York. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Stillman, Velma J.


Velma J. Stillman died June 30, 2018, surrounded by her family, and within an aura of loving blessings from her large family, and many friends.

Velma was born on March 22, 1931, on a dairy farm in Pleasant Mount, Pennsylvania. She was number four of a family of seven born to Clarence and Vera Bennett Turner.

Velma received her basic education in a rural one-room school and continued to study her entire life. She was an avid reader. While raising her family, she studied and became a registered nurse.

She worked as a nurse in several hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Her last place of nursing employment was at Long Beach Community Hospital. She loved caring for people but was forced to retire due to illness.

She was politically active and fought hard for what she believed in; however, she was always a good listener and a studious observer of both sides of an issue.

Velma loved all types of music and although her preference leaned toward classical, she also had a keen interest in bluegrass and country. Velma and her husband, Jerry, loved to travel and were able to see most of the United States and much of the world before his passing four years ago.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Jerry, and two of her brothers, Stuart D. Turner, and Erwin O. Turner.

She is survived by a daughter Jeanette Johns and her husband, Bill Johns; her son Neal Stillman and his wife, Monica; grandchildren Jessica Johns Serocke and her husband, Brian; First Lt. Christian Johns; Navy Musician First Class Henry Johns; her sister Elva G. Turner; and brothers, Clarence J. Turner, and his wife, Janice; Thomas L. Turner and his wife, Gale; Benjamin A. Turner and his wife, Susan; and sister-in-law Dolores Stillman Volpe; and many nieces and nephews.

Velma was a born caregiver, who reached out to her family, her patients and her many friends. She will be remembered fondly by all of us.

There will be an invitational Celebration of Life Memorial, which will be held at the Meadow Lark Golf Course in August.

—paid obituary


In Memoriam

Gerardo Gonzalez Castillo 52

Jasean Owens 24

Mary Cook 88

Ryland Johnson 95

Maria Lucero 53

Ronald Beamsley 67

Helen Negrette 83

Anna Bailey 92

Valentina Dunton 47

Francisco Rivera 59

Rose Petrillo 101

Margaret Weise 98

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary

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