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Discover Queen Nation tonight

The 2018 Amphitheater Season, complimentary summer entertainment 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. Pre-concert dining is available from Koffel’s Food Service and Mandie’s Candies Ice Cream truck. Shows start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. For the show schedule, see the Arts and Leisure section.

Queen Nation

8 p.m. | Aug. 9

Amphitheater Stage

The legendary band Queen with lead performer Freddie Mercury is one of the most powerful and iconic groups in rock history. Queen, the kings of arena rock, performed to packed stadiums around the globe for over two decades.

Freddie took showmanship by a rock front man to new levels and reigned as lord of arena rock. He mesmerized audiences with his charismatic energy and larger-than-life stage persona. Upon his death in 1991, a huge void was left in the rock concert world, which has not been matched to this day.

Queen Nation, a Tribute to Queen, was formed in 2004 to carry the musical torch and pay homage to the golden age of vintage Queen.

The band has performed in front of thousands of people at casinos, fairs, festivals and private events.

Queen Nation is comprised of Joe Retta or Gregory Finsley on vocals and keyboards as Freddie Mercury, Mike McManus on guitar as Brian May, Pete Burke on drums as Roger Taylor and Parker Combs on bass as John Deacon.

Queen Nation’s live 90-minute production of greatest hits authentically recreates the image, sound and stage presence of the original band. The live retrospective features such classics as “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Under Pressure” and many more.

LWers pack CH 4 to learn about new LW health care provider

Mutual 3 resident Dan Habel was one of an estimated 400-plus residents who attended a town hall July 31 to introduce OptumCare, the new health care provider at the Health Care Center, to Leisure World.

Los Alamitos Medical Center, which ran the Health Care Center for three decades, recently declined to renew its lease, and the GRF Board of Directors selected OptumCare to take over. The medical group is part of the biggest health care services and technology company in the country.

It will bring unmatched strength and stability to Leisure World, says OptumCare Orange County President Ray Chicoine.

“We want every resident in this community to feel comfortable getting health care at the HCC,” he said.

Dan Habel can support that and said he is looking forward to the transfer: “I’m happy with the HCC service now, and I think the group coming in will have doctors who are experienced in treating Leisure World residents.”

According to a PowerPoint presentation given at the town hall, OptumCare owns and operates some of the best doctor groups in the country and has a unique focus on active adults, serving almost 15 million patients around the country. The company has experience with large Medicare populations, such as the Villages in Florida, and retirement communities in Arizona and Texas.

The OptumCare model is to connect patients seeking education, simplicity, quality and a better experience with doctors who are given more time with patients and less administrative burden.

OptumCare, which has local offices in Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos and Long Beach, will officially take over the Health Care Center in the fall.

GRF President Linda Stone said the board knew it had a major responsibility to find a superlative health care partner for Leisure World.

“It affects everybody,” she said, adding that the board is confident that OptumCare was the right choice.

OptumCare is working closely with the Golden Rain Foundation on a seamless transition. Health Care Center patients will have improvements and added services without disruption to their care.

Dr. Al Pita, medical director, OptumCare Medical Group, said there will be board-certified doctors, expanded hours and same-day access. Existing appointments with primary care doctors will be kept, and eventually, former HCC doctors Rudy Haider, Nancy Smith and Ellen Dayon will be returning to LW.

It will also continue its 30-year relationship with the Los Alamitos Medical Center, according to Kent Clayton, Los Alamitos Medical Center CEO.

PowerPoint highlights:

•OptumCare brings a large network of services, including partnership with Monarch Healthcare. Through this relationship, more than 1,500 specialists, hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care locations and other ancillary facilities are linked.

• Monarch Healthcare,which is part of OptumCare, has access to provide the following services: social workers, diabetes educators, case managers, care navigators, senior ambassadors and pharmacy consultants.

•OptumCare’s partner hospitals are Los Alamitos Medical Center, St. Mary’s, Orange Coast Memorial, Fountain Valley Regional and Hoag Presbyterian.

•OptumCare’s partner health plans include SCAN, United Healthcare, Humana, Aetna, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, OneCare, Alignment (as of Sept. 1), traditional Medicare and all major insurers.

OptumCare is developing a host of primary care services for the HCC, including:

•Accessible and convenient office hours, home visits and 24/7/365 on-call services.

•Same-day access for urgent problems

•Expanded hours, including weekends, if the community wants it.

•A committed care team that works together to relieve doctors of administrative burden and coordinate patient needs.

•Specialty services will include: cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, optometry/ophthalmology, orthopedics, podiatry, pulmonary, surgery and urology.

• Preventive services including home and fall risk assessments, driving safety simulators, cognitive health programs and caregiver support and education.

•On-site health care services include new state-of-the-art x-ray, bone density and ultrasound; pharmacy, laboratory and physical therapy.

•Help for chronic conditions such as heart failure, COPD, asthma, dementia and diabetes.

•The diabetes program will be in one location with new patient visits within one week and urgent new patient visits in one day. There will be on-site diabetes educators, a diabetes retinal camera, medication management and group classes, among other features.

•A palliative care team will help with life transitions through a team comprised of doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains, care coordinators and pharmacists.

•A health advisory board comprised of OptumCare personnel and GRF board members to handle needs and concerns of residents, identify areas of improvement and develop programs customized to LW.

Donation drive at Amphitheater Aug. 16

will benefit Fisher House

The GRF Recreation Department, with the assistance of the American Legion, Post 327, and the Legion Auxiliary, will collect cash donations to benefit Fisher House on Aug. 16 at the Vegas Country concert at the Amphitheater.

Incorporated in 2013, Fisher House Southern California, Inc., is a nonprofit all-volunteer effort by American Gold Star Mothers, the American Legion, Long Beach Rotary members, the Fisher House Foundation and other groups. Their goal is to participate in the nation’s promise and obligation to support military personnel who have sacrificed for American freedom and security.

The 16-bedroom house at the Long Beach Veterans Medical Center provides a temporary home to families of hospitalized veterans when the family doesn’t have other options.

The concept is similar to the Ronald McDonald Houses attached to many children’s hospitals (including one in Long Beach) — patients do better when family members are close by.

Legion volunteers will be posted at all entrances of the Amphitheater Aug. 16 to receive donations.

The GRF appreciates its members and guests generously supporting the community’s local heroes.

LW Car Sale

On the fourth Saturday of the month, Leisure World residents can sell their used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Aug. 25. 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—no larger than 18-by-24 inches—with a phone number can be displayed on vehicles. The sale is open to Leisure World residents and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events. For more information, contact 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

‘Wonder’ is featured tomorrow at 8:20 p.m.

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.

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.

1h 53 min | Drama, Family | PG

Sponsor:Optimal Hospice Care

Channels are moving FCC frequencies

Nearly 1,000 television stations must move FCC frequencies between now and 2020, according to Steve Gardner from the National Association of Broadcasters.

That means that Leisure World residents who watch television over-the-air will need to rescan their TVs to get certain local channels.

The channel shuffling is the result of a congressional authorization ordering the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction off broadcast TV frequencies—or airwaves—to make more airwaves available for wireless services.

The auction has concluded and now TV stations that did not participate in the auction will be required to move frequencies to make room for wireless companies that purchased the broadcast airwaves.

This only affects people who watch TV over the air, but that includes 77 million across the U.S. Rescanning TVs is a simple process, but for people who find it a challenge, help can be found at

Here is a small sample of Los Angeles area stations that are moving:

• Station: KCBS-TV—CBS 2

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

• Station: KDOC-TV—Independent 56

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

•Station: KHTV-CD – Independent 48

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

•Station: KILM—SonLife Broadcasting Network 64

This station has two rescan dates. The first was July 23. Stay tuned for the second rescan date.

• Station: KJLA – LATV Network – Bilingual Spanish/English 57

Rescan Day: Was July 23. This station has two rescan dates. The first rescan took place on July 23. Stay tuned to this station for the second rescan date.

• Station: KLCS – Public Television 58 Rescan Day: April 23

• Station: KNLA-CD – HSN 50

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

• Station: KOCE-TV—Public Television 50. This station changed frequencies June 22 and people must rescan now to continue watching it.

• Station: KPXN-TV – ION Media Networks 30

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

• Station: KSKJ-CD – Independent 38

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

• Station: KTLA—CW Television Network 5

Market: Los Angeles

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

• Station: KVCR-DT – Public Television 24

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

• Station: KVEA – Telemundo 52

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

• Station: KWHY-TV – Independent-Spanish 22

*Timeframe: Phase 2: Dec. 1-April 12, 2019

Food bank available to LWers on 3rd Thursday

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be Aug. 16.

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

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

People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID.

People who need help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.

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

People over 55 who don’t receive SSI will qualify if they meet the following income guidelines: $2,010 per month for one person; $2,708 for a two-person household.

Bring an ID, Social Security card, proof of income and rent receipt to apply for food stamps.

Focus on Fire Safety

During August, the LW Weekly will highlight special areas where Leisure Worlders can take do-it-yourself measures to make their community a safer place to live. The driver, bike and pedestrian safety ran in the Aug. 2 issue; fire safety is featured this week; with personal safety coming Aug. 18; and emergency and disaster readiness, Aug. 23.

Safety of neighbors depends on your response to a fire

The safety of everyone your building depends on your response to a fire in your unit and to the alarm system signaling a fire in someone else’s unit.

If there is a fire in your unit:

• The smoke detector will alert you to a possible fire in your unit.

• Smoke detectors are not connected to any alarm system.

• Leave your unit and close the door behind you. Do not lock the door.

• Call 911 immediately, using a neighbor’s phone if necessary.

•Alert your neighbors to a potential problem as long as it’s safe to do so. They are not connected to the Orange County Fire Department or to LW Security.

• Do not use elevators.

If you hear a smoke alarm:

• Leave your unit and close the door behind you. Do not lock the door.

• Do not use the elevator.

Evacuating the Building:

•Stay clear of the building and the street so the way is clear for fire vehicles, personnel and equipment.

•Follow the instructions of LW Security .

• Do not go back to your unit until given the “all clear” by fire department personnel.

If you need assistance walking:

• Stay where you are.

• Close the windows. Unlock the front door.

• If smoke is coming into the unit, go into the main bedroom, close the door.

• If smoke comes into the main bedroom, go into the bathroom and close the door.

• Fire Department personnel and LW Security will search all units, starting with those closest to the fire. They will find you and assist your evacuation.

If you feel you must leave your unit:

• Do not lock the door.

• Go to the end of the building or as far away from the fire activity as you can.

• Wait for a fireman to assist you.

Fire Facts

Older adults face the greatest risk of dying in a fire, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. In 2015, older adults:

•Represented 15 percent of the United States population but suffered 40 percent of all fire deaths.

•Had a 2.7 times greater risk of dying in a fire than the total population.

•Ages 85 and over were 3.8 times more likely to die in a fire.

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires.

•Two-thirds of home cooking fires started when food or other cooking materials caught fire.

•Clothing was the item first ignited in less than one percent of these fires, but these incidents accounted for 18 percent of the cooking fire deaths.

•Ranges accounted for the largest share (62 percent) of home cooking fire incidents.

•More than half (55 percent) of reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves.

•Frying poses the greatest risk of fire.

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.

Deaths resulting from fires in the home are highest among people age 65 and older and children under the age of 5.

•Residential fires and burns are the third leading cause of unintentional home injury deaths and the ninth leading cause of home injuries resulting in an emergency department visit, according to the Centers for Disease Control

• You can reduce risk by making sure smoke detectors are working and replace batteries once a year.

• Make a fire escape plan and practice it. Make sure escape routes are clear of clutter and that doors and windows are in good working order.

More seniors were injured trying to escape fires than trying to control them, according to FEMA.

The highest percentage of older adults were located in a bedroom at the time of fire death or injury, and the highest percentages of elderly people died or were injured while sleeping, escaping a fire or attempting to control a fire. More older adults were hurt escaping fires than attempting to control them, while those aged 18-64 were more likely to be injured controlling fire than escap­ing it.

• Never smoke when you are lying down, drowsy, or in bed. Smoking is the No. 1 cause of home fires that kill older adults.

• Use large, deep, tip-resistant ashtrays and place them on a flat surface. This will keep ashes from falling onto a nearby area that might burn.

• Wet cigarette butts and ashes before emptying them into the trash.

• Smoke outside, if possible.

• Never smoke near oxygen tanks.

• Keep an eye on what you fry. Most cooking fires start when someone is frying food.

• Wear short sleeves or roll them up so they don’t catch on fire.

• Move things that can burn away from the stove.

• Don’t cook if you are drowsy from alcohol or medicine.

• Use oven mitts to handle hot pans.

• If a pan of food catches fire, slide a lid over it and turn off the burner.

•While they can smell smoke and see fire, people who are deaf or hearing impaired might not be able to hear traditional smoke alarms, especially if they remove hearing devices while sleeping. When it comes to fire prevention, people with hearing impairments should follow the same prevention strategies as everyone else.

•It’s essential that people with hearing impairments install specially designed smoke alarms. The warning of a properly working smoke alarm can make all the difference, in both survival and limiting property damage.

• There are vibrating pillows and bed shakers that can awaken people and alert them to danger.

• Keep TTY devices nearby.

• As people age, their ability to hear high-pitched sounds decreases. Research from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Research Foundation showed that older adults or other people who are hard of hearing (those with mild to severe hearing loss) can use a device that emits a mixed, low-pitched sound. In its current form, this device is activated by the sound of a traditional smoke alarm.

•Choose equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.

•Make sure everyone in your home understands and reacts to the signal (light, vibration or sound) used in their situation.

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watch your step

by Jim Breen

It’s always gratifying when a former LWer and highly regarded military veterans check in from across the country far to pass along tips about scams.

James M. Hoover, CACM Captain, USAF (Retired), better known simply as Jim, checked in from his home base in Lynchburg Virginia.

He lived in Mutual 3 for three years and moved to the historical city of Lynchburg in 2016 after serving a term as commander of the American Legion Post 327.

“I still occasionally find items of interest for Watch Your Step you and forward them,” he wrote.

In his latest message, he wanted to pass along the following tips on avoiding phone, text and email scams:

• Keep personal information like your user ID and password secret.

• Don’t click on suspicious links or attachments.

• Install security software on your computer and devices.

• Do not bypass important security controls on your device.

• Only install apps from reputable locations and be cautious about granting them access to your personal information or the ability to perform functions on your device.

Jim was approached by a scammer with a heavy accent calling from Los Angeles with a scam story that has also been attempted on a few residents.

“He said he was from Microsoft and told me I was due a refund and gave me an address to download a form,” said Jim.

He passed on the opportunity.


Mutual 15 resident Welcome Alt was called by a man asking to verify the 11-digit ID number on her new Medicare card.

She declined, hung up and called the real Medicare.

She was told by an agent that the organization never calls its customers.

She called the toll-free (800) 633-4227 the number on the back of all Medicare cards.

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.


A personal multi-cultural journey will be the topic when the Y Service Club meets on Wednesday, Aug. 15 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Guest speaker Anna Derby will discuss her personal journey from South Korea to her life in the United States.

Ann Frambach and Terry Costa will host a continental breakfast, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Following a business meeting conducted by President Margaret Humes, Derby will share her passion about multi-culture issues by talking about successfully blending two cultures. Along with many Leisure World activities, she is president of the Golden Age Foundation and founding president of the popular Sunshine Club.

All residents are invited.

For information on how to join the club, call Bill Denton, membership chair, at 209-0816.

American Legion

Members of the American Legion Post are selling tickets for their pancake breakfast on Aug. 18 in Clubhouse 2.

The price is $5 per person and may be purchased by any Legion member or at the door on the day of the breakfast.

The menu will include pancakes and sausage or biscuits, gravy and sausage, orange juice and bottomless coffee.

For the third straight year, the food will donated by Fantastic Cafe in Westminster.

All are invited to attend.


On Thursday night, Aug. 16, Post members will help the GRF collect money at the Ampitheater show, to donate to the Fisher House in Long Beach.

Funded solely from donations, the facility offers free housing to families with loved ones in Long Beach Veterans Adminstration Hospital.

Checks should be made payable to the Long Beach Fisher House.

legion auxiliary

The ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary will assist members of the Legion seek donations to help the Fisher House of Long Beach on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Amphitheater.

On Saturday, Aug.18 the ladies will help the Post with the pancake breakfast.

Table setting begins at 7 a.m. The breakfast is from 8-10:30 a.m.

Help will also be needed for cleanup.

The Auxiliary’s district meeting will be held Saturday, Aug. 11.

All members are invited. Call President Jean Sudbeck at 594-0209 for details and carpooling.

Dues are now payable to Jean.


Children A Priority (CAP) will hold a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 25 in Clubhouse 4.

The guest speaker will be Theresa Murphy, who serves as executive director of Precious Life Shelter.

The organization provides a safe, healthy, loving residential environment with supportive services for home-less pregnant adult women and their babies.

Children-a-Priority is a club dedicated to helping underprivileged and at risk youth.

For more information, call Maria Swift at 493-1924.


Social Security Day is Aug. 14, marking that day in 1935 when the Social Security Act was signed into law.

More than eight decades later, millennials (those born between 1979-2000) wonder whether that celebrated social safety net will still be around to help when they reach retirement.

Most are skeptical.

Eighty percent of millennial workers say they’re worried Social Security won’t be there for them, according to a 2017 study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, (TCRS)

The system is projected to be able to pay only 75 percent of benefits starting in 2035.

That year, the Social Security trust fund will deplete its reserves, according to estimates by the Social Security Administration.

senior patriots

Everyone is invited to attend the Senior Patriots for Peace meeting at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 4 to hear Beverly Findlay-Kanek present a talk titled “Nuclear Reactor Safety-The Fukushima Experience.” Her mother, Lucille Findlay, is a Leisure World resident.

Since the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima was observed on Aug. 6, it was decided to have Mrs. Findlay-Kanek be the presenter for Friday’s program.

She will discuss her experience of a nuclear explosion in Japan when the Fukushima power plant malfunctioned.

Since returning from Japan, she and her husband, Yuji Kaneko, have been active in raising awareness about nuclear issues as Fukushima and San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

The Kaneks’ nonprofit volunteer group, Families for Safe Energy, organizes speaking tours, gives presentations, networking in activist communities in the U.S. and Japan, and co-producing the podcast “Voices from Japan” special on Fukushima.

Mrs. Findlay-Kaneko worked at Yokohama National University and The Japan Times. She has a Master’s degree from Stanford University in East Asian Studies, and speaks fluent Japanese.

For more information or admittance into Leisure World, call Don Koepke at 330- 3397.

investment Club

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

Speaker Larry T. Pino, financial advisor with LPL Financial, will speak on the topic “What Matters More, Politics or Fundamentals?”

The stock market is caught in a dilemma. On one hand, escalating trade tensions and the potential for additional tariffs suggest caution may be warranted.

On the other, robust economic and profit growth support runs the of assets continuing to climb higher.

So far, the fundamental forces seem to be winning, but the recent softening in confidence indicators will be worth monitoring.

All are invited to attend the discussion, ask questions and offer 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.

Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club will meet for a card party and luncheon on Friday, Aug. 17, in Clubhouse 2. Seating should be completed by 11:45 a.m. The meal will be served at noon.

Luncheon tickets are sold according to assigned table number. Reserved tickets are payable at the door. Individual tickets are $11. Tickets for a table of four may be purchased by one person for $44.

Regularly attending card players must be current members.

Regular players do not need to make a reservation to play bridge or canasta.

However, to play another game, reservations must be made for a table and lunch.

To cancel, change, or make a new reservation, call Judy Belladella at 598-1784 by 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, so she can adjust the number of lunches ordered.

If substitute players for bridge or canasta are needed, call Joyce Bissell at 596-0148.

GRF Security Report for April


• April 4, Mutual 14, 12:15 a.m. A loud television disturbed a neighbor.

• April 5, Mutual 15, 4:31 p.m. A shareholder returned from vacation believed someone had been in the unit, no theft reported.

• April 5, Mutual 3, 7:32 p.m. A shareholder was disappointed plumbers did not plug in his refrigerator when they finished working.

• April 6, Mutual 9, 11:06 p.m. A resident complained about loud music.

• April 7, Mutual 2 , 12:40 p.m. A rock broke a window.

• April 7, Mutual 3, 10:53 p.m. Security and Seal Beach police responded to a shareholder who wanted her caregiver to leave.

• April 4, Mutual 9, 11:52 p.m. Security turned off three dryers running in a laundry room after hours that was disturbing a shareholder.

• April 8, Main Gate, 3:20 a.m. A visitor presented her uncle’s GRF identification card he told her to use for access. The uncle was contacted by Security.

• April 8, Mutual 3, 4:49 a.m. A shareholder reported her former caregiver removed items from the carport storage. The storage cabinet was left open and there were footprints in the dust on the hood of the car.

• April 8, Mutual 3, 12:56 p.m. Security and SB police mediated between a caregiver removing her belongings and the shareholder until both parties became too agitated to continue.

• April 9, Mutual 2, 8:49 a.m. A skylight pole fell onto a dining room table while roofers were working.

• April 10, Mutual 3, 9:40 a.m. Security walked a shareholder home from the golf course after she was unable to find her car in the parking lot.

• April 11, Mutual 9, 1:50 p.m. A worker dripped paint on the sidewalk.

• April 11, Mutual 4 9:12 p.m. A pet violation was issued to the owner of a dog off leash and out of control.

• April 12, Mutual 4, 6:43 p.m. Men were working in a unit after working hours.

• April 13, Mutual 5, 8:17 p.m. A Mutual Director prevented a non-resident from using the laundry facilities that are for residents only.

• April 14, Mutual 6, 1:30 a.m. A shareholder called Security when she returned to her unit and found the door open.

• April 14, Mutual 17, 8:20 p.m. A pet citation was issued for an unregistered dog and failure to control pet noise.

• April 15, Mutual 2, 12:13 p.m. At a Southern California Edison walled area,the double door was pulled apart, the lock opened and the latch pulled apart.

• April 15, Mutual 9, 12:45 p.m. A shareholder left a garden hose running, flooding a large area.

• April 15, 1.8 Acres, 1:10 p.m. A shareholder was approached and spoken to aggressively by another shareholder who was going through dumpsters.

• April 16, Mutual 5, 12:19 p.m. The Fire Department had a vehicle leaking gasoline moved from space 28. The owner cleaned up the spill and had the vehicle repaired.

• April 16, Mutual 14, 7 p.m. A tree fell over in the wind and knocked a street sign down.

• April 20, Mutual 11, Carport, 3:07 p.m. One-and-a-half inch nails were found in a parking area.

• April 20, Mutual 6, 6:52 p.m. A visitor’s vehicle was towed from the community.

• April 23, St. Andrews/Glenview, 3:04 p.m. A maintenance worker found a wallet and took it to Security where it was returned to the owner.

• April 23, Mutual 2, 5:47 p.m. Security prevented the son of a resident from taking a vehicle from the premises when he could not produce the registration. The resident was not home at the time.

• April 24,Mutual 10, 9:40 a.m. Police made a welfare check on a shareholder, who told a nurse she was distraught.

• April 24, Golden Rain Road , 7:04 p.m. A female transient walking in the middle of the street was escorted to the Exit Gate.

• April 25, Mutual 8 Carport, 7:09 p.m. A shareholder’s son was rude to a parking enforcement officer when he received citations.

• April 25, Mutual 9, 9:45 p.m. Painters left windows open and screens off a painted unit that was vacant.

• April 26, Mutual 2, 11:05 a.m. Painters were rude to a shareholder when she reprimanded them for using her hose without permission and breaking flowers in her garden.

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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.

Letter to the Editor


We took our daughter and grandson to the Long Beach Aquarium and were impressed. Residents would the enjoy outing. To see the variety of God’s creatures,the entire universe of fish, fowl and water is literally a vision of the creator.

We suggest everyone who is able go to the Aquarium should do so.

They will benefit from its beauty and vision.

Kenneth and Katy Koons

Mutual 1

member column

by Nick Massetti

Mutual 17

The City of Seal Beach Water Department recently sent me its water quality report that California water safety regulators requires annually.

Although I had no reason to doubt whether their report relates to the tap water in my Mutual 17 unit, I decided to have the water from my kitchen cold water tap independently tested.

Since I operate a small public water system in the Santa Cruz foothills that’s regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission, I know how to collect a sample properly and where to have it tested to the requirements specified in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.

I did that, then compared the results to the identical tests performed by the same lab on the spring water that supplies my water system in Santa Cruz. Forty-one tests were performed and compared to allowed limits on regulated contaminants in the categories of general minerals, inorganics, and general physical.

• First, there were no flags indicated, meaning there were no tests that exceeded state limits.

• Second, the independent lab results were very closely aligned with those published by Seal Beach.

The only significant difference between the spring water and our water is that the Mutual 17 water tests indicate the water is somewhat alkaline.

Neutral water has pH=7.0 and the spring water had pH=6.6. The Mutual 17 water had pH=8.7, consistent with the Seal Beach water reported to have pH=8.3. So in general our water is fine but a somewhat alkaline. Alkaline water is somewhat controversial. Many health professionals argue against its use, saying there isn’t enough research to support the many health claims made by users and sellers, including slowing the aging process and preventing chronic diseases.

Although alkaline drinking water is considered safe, it may produce negative side effects, such as lowering of natural stomach acidity, which helps kill bacteria and expel other undesirable pathogens from entering the bloodstream.

Additionally, an overall excess of alkaline in the body may cause gastrointestinal issues and skin irritations. So it may have been even more informative if the Seal Beach water quality report had noted that so residents can take proper measures if needed, to protect themselves.

Remember When

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

Aug. 10, 1978 – A photo in The News showed a security officer pointing to a sign that read, “Employee Smog Alert Tomorrow, Please Carpool or Ride the Bus.” The sign was part of the regional air quality control plan. In 1978, there were a number of smog alerts.

Aug. 11, 1988 – In response to continuing complaints, the city of Los Angeles’ Haynes Generating Station (power plant) offered tours to all residents. Plans were also announced to reduce the dust coming from the plant.

Aug. 6, 1998 – George Brown of Mutual 14 announced plans to resign as mayor of Seal Beach to seek election to the Coast Community College District. He was elected to the college board and served for eight years.

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

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Veterans honor banners for sale

Golden Rain Foundation is offering Veterans honor banners for sale through the Recreation Department. Banners are displayed throughout the community on trust streets to honor current or former GRF members in good standing. The banner will include the full legal name, used on the GRF stock certificate or Mutual 17 deed; and the Mutual and military branch under which they served.

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

The banners will be displayed for Veterans’ Day. Those who have previously purchased a banner can opt to pick it up from Recreation or donate it and have it redisplayed, subject to space available.

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

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, 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.

Monday, Aug. 20 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 24 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 27 Mutual 8

Conference Room B 9:15 a.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, 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.

Thursday, Aug. 16 Physical Property Committee, Special

Administration 2 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF Executive Session

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF/Mutual Roundtable

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 Renumbering Subcommittee

Administration 3 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 20 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Information Technology Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Architectural Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23 Service Maintenance Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 28 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m

Democratic Club welcomes state controller

by Laura Wilson

LW contributor

Betty Yee, California’s chief financial officer and the only woman among the state’s seven elected executives, will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Aug. 15, Democratic Club monthly membership meeting beginning at noon in Clubhouse 4.

Non-member Leisure World residents are invited to attend, but must make advance reservations by phoning 296-8521 or emailing with their contact information.

In this second of a series of club meetings dealing with the upcoming November General Election, Yee will address the state-wide races with a special emphasis on the lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner and superintendent of public instruction contests, as well as her own reelection.

A native of San Francisco, Yee’s parents emigrated from China in 1956. She handled the books in her family’s neighborhood laundry and dry-cleaning business while she grew up. Originally speaking no English, she went on to attain a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in public administration.

At the core of Yee’s beliefs is the assumption that California’s continued economic strength relies upon the financial health of all Californians.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the club will continue its emphasis on the General Election with a meeting dealing with local races for the Coast Community College Board, the Los Alamitos Unified School District and the Seal Beach City Council.

Information about club membership can be found on the club website, by calling Membership Chair Rachael Lehmberg at 340-9816, emailing or by attending the Aug. 15 membership meeting. Sign up to receive the club’s newsletter at:

Mutual 1 Budget Meeting

Mutual 1 shareholders are invited to the 2019 budget meeting on Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. in the Physical Properties Conference Room. CFO B. Schweitzer will give a budget analysis.

GRF Board Executive Session

10:00 a.m., August 17, 2018

Administration Conference Room

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

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”

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By Jim Greer, Mutual 11

Leisure World Interfaith Council

Have you noticed how the MPAA ratings for movies containing profanity have eroded? It used to be that F-bombs were only thrown in R-rated films.

But now, they throw one or two into PG-13 flicks to make them seem edgy, enabling adults to feel more sophisticated, and at the same time vulgar enough to make teenagers think they’re grown up.

As film ratings have eroded so has our everyday speech. Our daily conversations, our online postings, and our most popular entertainments regularly include thoughtless phrases that previously would have been considered taboo.

A Time magazine article, “What Profanity Teaches Us About Ourselves,” cites a study that found that “spontaneous swearing doesn’t need the language centers of the left hemisphere. Instead, it’s driven by evolutionarily old structures known as the limbic system, buried deep in the brain, that we share with primates and other mammals. When you swear out of frustration, fear, anger or passion, the words you utter offer privileged access to your emotions, laying bare your covert internal experiences, unmediated by rational and deliberate planning.”

It would seem then that when we use profanity, we abandon reason in favor of our most base emotions. There are those who incorporate crude language as if their profession required it.

For instance, I recall a football coach who seasoned his language with crude embellishment to gain our attention, or to emphasize a point.

But, as is often the case, we filter out words that have no value and assemble from what is left a somewhat coherent message. The truth is we can’t “unhear” those words, and they end up in our limbic systems.

The challenge for all of us then is choose our words carefully. Those of us raised in a Christian faith tradition remember Jesus’ instruction, “I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”

Rabbi David Wolpe of the Los Angeles Sinai Temple fears that the repeated use of God’s name (such as OMG or “Oh, My God) has denigrated the name of deity to a common expression.

Rabbi Wolpe states, “If nothing is considered sacred, then I guess the leveling reality of that is that everything is the same. There’s nothing that people can treasure beyond the normal. You can’t distinguish something as exceptional when everything is on the same level.” Another way of saying it is; that which was once sacred has become common, base or “normal.”

The English language has such a beautiful and rich history of thoughtful expression. Many Christian religions continue to cling to the King James translation of the Bible to retain the refinement language in telling Gospel stories.

The vain and coarse language of modern society debases that which we once considered refined. Maybe now is the time to return to the practice of considering the feelings of others in our conversations.

Their right to freedom from obscenity should outweigh our freedom of expression. After all, what we say reveals who we are, not just what we feel or think.

Faith Christian AssembLY

This month, Members of Faith Christian Assembly will take e a journey through the Word concerning God: Almighty Creator.

Everyone is invited to attend every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a relaxing time.


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

Community Church

Community Church Pastor Johan Dodge made a recent discovery of the memorial giving books. They record donations of significant gifts and the names of the donors.

The books are historical documents dating back to when the church opened its doors over 50 years ago on Aug. 8, 1965.

As members celebrate their 53rd anniversary, they are reminded that each generation benefits from the preceding generation.

It is the generosity of the people of the congregation over the decades that have continued this legacy of faith.

The Community Church family is perpetuating that spirit of generosity.

Rev. Dodge will preach on the topic “The Food of the Spirit” on Sunday, Aug.12. The Scripture lesson is John 6:35, 41-51. Mike Banfield will be lay liturgist.

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

Redeemer Lutheran

The worship service Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church will feature a dialogue sermon by Pastor Lynda Elmer and Chris Moore on the lesson of John 6:35, 41-51.

Ushers are supervised by Maria Swift.

Mickey Costello will play a guitar solo of “Ave Maria.” Altar flowers will be provided by Vicky Nelson in memory of Jim Gay.

The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. and will include a dedication of food gifts of those in need in Orange County.

A coffee hour follows the service in Fellowship Hall.


Savvy Caregiver Training, sponsored by Alzheimer’s Orange County, has its final session on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Another series is planned in January.


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

Website for the congregation is available at

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate will celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Aug. 12.

The readings:

First Reading: 1 Kings 19: 4-8; Responsorial Psalm: 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Second Reading: Ephesians 4:30-5:2; Alleluia: John 6:51; Gospel: John 6:41-51.


The Anointing of the Sick Mass or Sacrament of Healing is planned at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.

It can be received by those who are going to have major surgery, the chronically ill and elderly.

The parish picnic is set for noon on Thursday, Aug. 16, in Clubhouse 1.

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 first Fridays at 9:15 a.m.

For more information, including the weekly bulletin, visit


The Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish invites residents to its annual picnic on Thursday, Aug. 16, at noon at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.

Hot dogs and water will be provided.

Attendees are requested to bring a favorite dish, fruit or dessert to share.

LW Baptist

Leisure World Baptist Church invites residents to Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Aug 12, to begin an active schedule.

Sunday School is from 8:40- 9:20 a.m., followed by a social time for coffee a sweet treat, then the 9:45 service.

All will sing “Great and Mighty.”

Music will be provided by Darlene Harris and Jean Davidson will sing “Search Me ‘O God.”

The choir selection will be “Springs of Living Water.”

Congregational hymns include “Wonderful Jesus,” “Why Do I Sing About Jesus?” and “Jesus Shall Reign.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon will present a musical offertory.

“Jericho, God’s Power in Your Life” is the title of Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message from the 6th chapter of Joshua.

The closing hymn is “Trust and Obey.”

The prayer room is open following the morning service to remember the missionaries around the world, wisdom for our country and our leaders.

The Women’s Christian Fellowship and class participation Bible study begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, in Clubhouse 3 Room 6.


The Energizers meet on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1

For more information, call 430-2920

Assembly of God

Assembly of God Church welcomes Valery Pawlak Dierdorf to Leisure World at at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. She will bring the message, “Jesus-Source of Power.

An ordained minister and accomplished musician, singer and choir director, she is the sister of Pastor Sam Pawlak.

Valery has served on leadership teams throughout the U.S. including Ohio, Colorado and her native Indiana. She now lives in Bradenton, Florida.

At Assembly of God, she will discuss becoming a widow at the age of 30, raising her son and adopting two other sons.

A huge joy in her life are her sons and five grandchildren.

Denise Smith will lead the worship portion of Sunday’s service with announcements by Diana Mushagian.

The popular hymn sing begins at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse3 Lobby.

It will feature Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger leading members in hymns they chose, and Dean Brown, local evangelist and musician.

At fellowship time, many people share snacks.

No Bible study meetings are planned in August.

The Christian Film Festival will be presented on Wednesdays next month at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. They continue weekly through Aug. 29.


Beit HaLev’s Shabbat services are livestreamed weekly on Fridays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater has upgraded her subscription with which allows her to share Beit HaLev’s prayerbook on screen and automatically simulcasts with

It includes a “chat” option.

Services are led by Rabbi Levy-Slater and are recorded.

The Torah portion is Re’eh, Deuteronomy 12:29–14:29.

Moses prepares the people to enter the land by giving them a ritual drama of blessing and curse as soon as they cross the Jordan, followed by a series of laws regarding sacrifice, diet and religious behavior.


Rabbi Levy-Slater announced that High Holy Day services will be conducted in person this year.

She invites all Leisure World residents to welcome the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah 5779, with Beit HaLev.

Services will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

On Monday, Sept. 10, services begin at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8; and Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.


Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, begins with the Kol Nidre service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

The early service starts at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

LW residents are welcome at any or all services; membership in Beit HaLev is not required. No fee will be charged.

“No pay to pray,” said Rabbi Levy-Slater.

Rabbi Levy-Slater teaches Beginning Prayerbook Hebrew classes at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Advanced Hebrew is temporarily on hiatus.

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

congregation sholom

Services at Congregation Sholom will be held at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. An Oneg Shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, a bagel- and cream cheese breakfast is planned at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

It will be followed by Shabbat services 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.


A dairy potluck will be held on Aug 17.


The Short Story Book Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Leisure World home of Mort and Helene Goldberg.

“In the Cave” from “A Bride for One Night” will be read.

The next book to discussed will be “For Whom the Shofar Blows.”

For more information, call 430-7743.


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

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, Aug. 12, is the 12th Sunday after Pentecost.

Rev. Lisa Rotchford will be the celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II. Her sermon topic will be “Strength for the Journey.”

A coffee hour follows the service. All are welcome.

Call St. Theodore Episcopal Church at 430-8619.

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church Monday or Friday, between 9-11 a.m., for more information.

First Christian

By popular request, First Christian Church will re-air the film, “I Can Only Imagine” at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Friday.

The inspiring movie is based on the true story of Bart Millard, who wrote the hit song of the same title.

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, “Majesty,” “Thou Art Worthy,” and “As The Deer Panteth.”

The Communion hymn will be “Are You Washed In The Blood?”

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

Pastor Phil O’Malley will present the Communion meditation and service.

Pastor Bruce and Margaret Humes will sing “Let Us Break Bread Together.”

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will sing “Amazing Grace,” followed by Jeanette Williams, who will read from the Gospel of Matthew 14:16-21.

Pastor Cherryholmes’ message will be “Hungry?” based on Matthew 14:13-21.

Service times are 5:15 p.m. on Saturday and 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

The hospitality room opens 45

minutes before each service for for fellowship and light refreshments.

Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies 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.

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Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Aug. 6: Marilyn Allred, 13,770; Irene Perkins, 11,910; Tony Dodero, 10,920; Jim Kaspar, 10,770. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416.

–Bert Sellers


Monday Bridge Club winners Aug. 6: Emily Moubassaly, PaulChang, Dale Quinn. 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 Aug. 4: Gayle Colden, 12,970; Keith Clausen, 11,930; Julia Troise, 11,150; Peg Kaspar, 10,870. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peggy Kaspar at 799-0433.

–Bert Sellers


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners Aug 4: N/S: Jeanette Estill-Hanefi Erten; Sibyl Smith-Verna Burns; Ted and Joan Wieber; Russ Gray-Mark Singer. E/W: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Ann Croul-Usha Bansal; Joyce Henderson-Alan Olschwang; George Alemshah-Marty Lipman; Sue Boswell-Ellen Kice. Winners Aug. 3: N/S: Howard Smith-Verna Burns; Joan Tschirki-Joyce Basch; Mark Singer-Judy Carter-Johnson; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Ernie Ross-Roy Tomooka. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Joyce Henderson-Alan Olschwang; Jerry and Jane Reid; George Koehm-Dorothy Favre; Paul and Monica Honey. 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 summer picnic and club championship will be held on Friday, Aug. 17.

– Fred Reker


Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners Aug.3: Most Yahtzees: Lois True, 8. Most points: Shelley Middleton,1,744. Door prize winner: Doris Dack. The next next games will be played on Aug.17. The Rollers meet from 1-4 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Play, laugh and have a good time in a welcoming environment. To learn Yahtzee or play a refresher game, call Kathy Rose at 596-7237 to set up a lesson.

– Kathy Rose


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club winners Aug. 2: N/S: First in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat A, first in Strat B: Winnie Warga-John Hagman; third in Strat A: Howard Smith-Diane Sachs; fourth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Bud Parish-Ted Wieber; fifth in Strat A, third in Strat B, first in Strat C: Cookie Pahm-Elaine Dovgard; sixth in Strat A: Linda and Dick Stein; fourth in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; second in Strat C: Midge Dunagan-Ellen Kice. E/W: First in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-LaVonne McQuilkin; second in Strat A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; third in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Ann Croul; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B and C: Chie Wickham-Sally Fenton; fifth in Strat A, second in Strat B: Bill Brooks-Tom Felice; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Fred Reker-Rus Gray; fourth in Strat B: Tybie Becker-Nancy Lichter; second in Strat C: Donna and Jim Shaffer. Overall winners in the 16-table game July 30:First in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; second in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; third in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; fifth in Strat A: Judith Jones-Emma Trepinski; sixth in Strat A: Verna Burns-Sue Fardette; first in Strat B: Alan Olschwang-Chie Wickham; second in Strat B: Fred Reker-Mark Singer; third in Strat B: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; fourth in Strat B, first in Strat C: Gene Yaffee-Julie Cunningham; fifth in Strat B, second in Strat C: Bea Aron-Tybie Becker; sixth in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; third in Strat C: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris; fourth in Strat C: Russ Gray-Sylvia Kaprelyan. 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.

– Gene Yaffee


Friendly Pinochle Club winners Aug. 2: Pat Blum, 11,220; Maureen Marsh, 10,350; Jim Kaspar, 10,200; Ron Olsen, 9,950. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

–Bert Sellers

cribbage club

Gene Smith had the high score of 837 to finish first in weekly Cribbage Club play on July 31 in Clubhouse 1. He was followed by Sandra Holt, 835; Bob Berry, 833 andSandra deDubovay, 832.

Wanda Bemben, Mary Greytak, Kathy Rose, Janet Wade and Joyce Basch had six games of 121.

Bob Marselle celebrated his April birthday a bit late by bringing cake and ice cream to share. It was served by Margaret Smith and Jane Legus.

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

Residents are invited to join the club; there’s always room for more members.

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.

–Liz Meripol

Bowlers needed

Teams in the Leisure World Bowling League will resume play at 12:30 on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Westminster Bowl.

New bowlers are needed and are encouraged to join the club.

To do so, call Phyllis Fairchild, president, (714) 235-8096, Grace Lesher at 598-0307.

They can also sign up for membership at a club meeting at 11 a.m. on Sept. 11.

– Grace Lesher

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: g8.Q The white Pawn moves from g7 to g8. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

women’s golf

Fifty-three members of the Women’s Golf Club played a special tournament called Three Blind Mice.There were no flights.

Devora Kim was the overallwinner.

1. Devora Kim, 2. Tie among Yvonne Yim, Laura Garcia, Soo Choi, MaryAnn Moore and Sang An. 3. Tie among Jane Song, Mary Park, Joann Lim, Sun Lee, Linda Herman and Janice Turner. 4. Tie among Judy Kim, Marilyn Hewitt, Bert Thompson, Susie Kim and Theresa Lim.

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Wa-Rite Club

Members celebrated losing a combined 54 pounds in July at the Aug. 3 meeting of the Wa-Rite Club.

Loser of the week was Judy Crimmins, who dropped three pounds. Doreen Young was queen of the month with a 7-1/2 pound loss.

Mary Dominic and Belen Smith earned master of goal weight degrees and Tanya Moffat earned bachelor of goal weight status.


According to Cornell University, sleep is not a passive activity. The amount and quality of sleep plays a big role in overall health.


The annual yearly Hawaiian party is Aug.17. Members should bring a potluck dish.

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 are from 7:45-8:45. Annual dues are $10.

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

– Betty Scharf

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, Aug. 13: Cream of spinach soup with salt-free crackers, turkey sandwich with shredded lettuce and tomato, bow tie pasta,wheat bread, fresh melon.

Tuesday,Aug. 14: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes,50/50 romaine salad with croutons, dressing,Mandarin orange.

Wednesday, Aug. 15: Baked meat loaf with gravy, mashed potatoes,broccoli, wheat bread, orange juice, regular and diet cookie.

Thursday, Aug. 16: Chili relleno casserole, Spanish rice, pinto beans, salsa, fresh melon.

Friday, Aug. 17: Mrs. Friday’s sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, tartar sauce, regular and diet banana pudding.

health care center

Leisure World residents are invited to a lecture on the Mediterranean Diet at noon on Thursday, Aug. 16, in The Health Care Center conference room. It will be given by Cathy Harris, a health education specialist.

The Mediterranean diet has many health benefits.

The discussion will focus on which foods to eat and how following this diet can improve health and help prevent certain medical conditions

To reserve a seat, call the HCC at 795-6204 at least 24 hours prior to the event. A staff member will call to confirm reservations.

For more information,call 795-6204.

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.

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.

Monday Intermediate Yoga

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

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


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.

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.

Stick, Qigong, Tai Chi Club

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

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

Feeling Good Exercise

Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards.

The fee is $3 a class. People of all fitness levels are welcome. For more information, call Cathleen Walters at 598-9149.


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.

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.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), a non-profit group, delivers a variety of home-cooked meals to Leisure World shareholders; cost, $8 per day for two meals, dessert and beverage. Meals are delivered between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. 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, Aug. 13: Smothered pork chop, macaroni and cheese, peas and onions, pears with cinnamon, ham, turkey and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, tri-color cole slaw.

Tuesday, Aug. 14: Curry chicken, barley rice and mushroom pilaf, mixed vegetables, fresh cantaloupe, Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Aug. 15: Beef stew with potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, biscuit, rice pudding, egg salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, homemade potato salad.

Thursday, Aug. 16: Chili relleno casserole, Spanish rice, Mexicali corn, yogurt with peaches, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, carrot and raisin salad.

Friday, Aug. 17: Homemade turkey lasagna, lima beans, zucchini with tomatoes, chocolate and vanilla swirl pudding, turkey and ham Cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, crackers.

Life Strategies workshop

The next workshop in Life Strategies Series will be held from 2-4 p.m.on Tuesday, Aug. 21, in the Health Care Center’s large conference room.

The workshop is titled “Inspired Care at End of Life: The importance of incorporating spiritual care in end-of-life planning.”

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

Topics covered include:

• Understand continuing spiritual care for those with memory loss and their families

• Learn how we can be the best companions possible as we embrace those at the end of life

• Discuss how you can identify your loved ones’ wishes and ensure that they are honored.

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‘Rigoletto,” Part 2, will be shown

Everyone is invited to come and watch the conclusion of Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto” (Act III) in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Monday, Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Club member Sylvan Von Burg will give a short review for those who missed Part 1 last week.

The story continues with Rigoletto trying to convince his daughter Gilda about her romantic disillusionment with the predatory and rotten Duke of Mantua. In addition, he strikes a deal with a hired killer to assassinate the duke. The ensuing event takes place during a violent storm which is amazingly portrayed by the orchestra. The tragic conclusion of this opera has elicited a high level of emotion for audiences for generations and continues to do so today.

The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. No dues or fees are collected. Room 2 in Clubhouse 3 opens at 1 p.m. (but not before). For more information, contact Beverly Emus, LW Opera Club president, at 296-5586 or

The Producers Club mystery will debut Aug. 11

The Producers Club will present its seventh annual murder mystery called “The Murder Mystery at The Murder Mystery,” by Brian D. Taylor, in Clubhouse 4 on Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. and on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. The show is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Co., Englewood, Colorado. Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. Admission is $5, snacks are included. Bring beverages. The entire cast has worked hard memorizing lines and bringing comedic relief to many of these lines. Come and be thoroughly entertained by the comedy, murder mystery. For more information, call Sam Jones, 598-0880.

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club invites everyone to a meeting at 1:30 p.m. today, Aug. 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Speaker Ben Benjamins will explain how different shutter speeds affect images; how different apertures affect photographs and how aperture and shutter speeds combine to control the desired image. He will also cover the Time Value (Tv), Aperture Value (Av) and Program (P) on the selection dial of today’s automatic cameras. Bring cameras to the meeting.

Needle artists meet today

Needle Artists by the Sea, chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, will meet today, Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. at The Los Angeles Yacht Club, 285 Whalers Walk, San Pedro. Come and meet a friendly group of needlepoint enthusiasts. For more information, call (424) 224-9254.

JCC Big Summer Nights

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

LW 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. Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows.

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

LW Amphitheater Movie Nights

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.

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 in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

PG-13 | 1h 59min | Drama | 2017

Calling All Clubs

The annual Seal Beach City and GRF Club Expo is coming to Leisure World on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The Recreation Department is looking for GRF clubs that would like to promote themselves. The rooms in Clubhouse 3 will be taken over for the day with club exhibits.

With 270-plus clubs now under the GRF Recreation Department, there is an abundance of talent and information to share with the community.

Interested clubs should contact Kathy Thayer at or call 431-6586, ext. 398. Space is limited, and the final decision will be made by the recreation director if response is greater than the space available.

Priority will be given to clubs who have not participated previously.

Restaurant Review

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants and should include their names, and mutual and telephone numbers, the restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours. The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email them to For more information, call 472-1277.

Kobe Steakhouse and Lounge

3001 Old Ranch Pkwy

Seal Beach, 90740


by Janice Laine

LW contributor

Ruth Long and I decided to splurge and take ourselves out to dinner at Kobe Steakhouse in Seal Beach. Diners are able to choose whether to dine in the regular dining room, the sushi bar or at one of the tappanyanki tables, where we chose to be seated along with six other guests. We watched the chef create a spewing volcano out of onion rings. He delighted us with his culinary prowess as he made our individual meals.

Our just-met table mates Andrew Holly and Sean Smith knew the menu well and helped us choose the best meals. They also shared their bottle of unbelievably mellow saki with us.

Ruth and I chose the Kobe beef and scallop dinners. We found out for ourselves that Kobe beef really does melt in your mouth. It was exquisite. We also splurged on the lobster sushi, another exceptional choice. Kobe’s wide ranging sushi menu has pictures of all the selections, and each one looks tastier than the next. Its regular menu includes steak, chicken, fish and pasta dishes.

Kobe Steakhouse has a rotating schedule of entertainers who play every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and at Sunday brunch.

Brunch is an all-you-can-eat feast of hibachi steak and seafood, sushi, tempura, salads, and desserts as well as omelets, eggs and other traditional breakfast items.

Stop by Kobe Steakhouse for its happy hour from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to enjoy the reduced prices on food and drinks.

It was a delightful dining experience, and we’ll be back.

Christian Film Festival

The second of four recently released Christian films, “Let There Be Light,” will be shown at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Clubhouse 2.

This is an open invitation to Leisure World residents to enjoy an evening of enriching entertainment in a cool and friendly environment.

“Let There Be Light” is a 2017 American Christian drama that follows an atheist who goes through a near-death experience in an auto accident. Bring popcorn, cold drinks and friends.

This annual event is sponsored by the Assembly of God Church.

Still to be shown are “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” Aug. 22; and “Love Comes Softly,” Aug. 29.

OLLI Fall Registration

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) based at California State University, Long Beach, will show Leisure World residents how to register online for the fall semester on Aug. 16 and 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, from 9-11 a.m. OLLI volunteers will teach people how to use the campus computer program; annual membership fees of $40 can also be paid.

OLLI volunteers will be in Leisure World on Saturday, Aug. 25, to help with class registration. Online registration is payable by credit card.

Classes include Short Stories, Understanding Emotions, beginning and advanced watercolor and playreading. New classes will be offered in health, the arts and shamanism.

For more information, contact Alice Lemon at 493-1702 or Kathe Repasi at 430-5152.

Rancho Los Cerritos garden workshop is Sept. 22

Rancho Los Cerritos will host a workshop called “Water-Wise Gardening: Rain Gardens” on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m.-noon; $8 per person. The Metropolitan Water District will present the program.

Learn how to create and maintain rain gardens, which allow precipitation to return to the ground, replenishing the water table.

They also reduce mosquito breeding by eliminating standing water and filter runoff pollution.

Rain gardens can be beautiful and provide visual interest even during the dry season.

Panelists will include Ellen Mackey, senior ecologist, Metropolitan Water District; James Morgutia, City of Long Beach, The New Watershed Friendly Lawn-to-Garden Program; Valerie Borel and Jeff Rowe, Long Beach master gardeners; Mark Abramson, senior watershed advisor, The Bay Foundation; Marie Barnidge-McIntyre, horticulturalist, Rancho Los Cerritos.

Tickets are available at

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. In August, beginning/intermediate tango is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and intermediate rumba 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 in the Theater Club studio. 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 $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Bolero is taught from 9-10 a.m.; American tango, 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.

LW Dines Out

The GRF sponsors dinner service by Naples Rib Company and Finbars Italian Kitchen on alternate Mondays in Clubhouse 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Naples Rib Company is in LW on the first and third Mondays of the month. Finbars Italian Kitchen will be here on the second and fourth Mondays. There is no dine-out service on the fifth Mondays.

Finbars Italian Kitchen will host dinner service on Aug. 13 and does not require reservations. For this week’s menu, see below.

Naples does require reservations, which can be made by phone at 439-7427 or online at Reservations must be received before noon on the Monday of service. For specific ordering information, menus are printed in the Arts section and sent out via LW Live!, GRF’s real-time email service.

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

Other dining options include Taco Tuesdays hosted by Koffel’s Food Truck at 5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, and Domino’s Pizza Thursdays at the same location at 3:30 p.m.

Special orders and deliveries can be made by calling the pizzeria at 493-2212.

Finbars Italian Kitchen Menu

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

Aug. 13



Roma tomatoes, basil, garlic, extra virgin olive oil; drizzled with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette on grilled Italian bread.


Spaghetti with Meatball or sausage, $13

Authentic slow-simmered “Sunday gravy” tomato sauce.

Chicken Parmigiana, $14

Chicken breast rolled in seasoned breadcrumbs and baked with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses in a light tomato sauce. Served with pasta marinara and vegetables or rice.

Grilled Salmon, $15

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice

GRF Movie

“Salmon Fishing in Yemen,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, in Clubhouse 4.

Dr. Alfred Jones (Ewan McGregor) is a fisheries scientist who one day receives an unusual request: A businesswoman named Harriet Chetwode-Talbot (Emily Blunt) wants his help in fulfilling a wealthy sheik’s (Amr Waked) request to bring sport fishing to Yemen.

Jones declines at first, but when the British prime minister’s spokeswoman latches on to the project as a way to improve Middle East relations, he joins in.

Romance blooms as Jones and Harriet work to make the sheik’s dream come true.

Some scenes and language may offend some viewers.

Copper Enameling Classes

Copper enameling classes will be held in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse 4 on Aug. 10 and 24 from 9 a.m.-noon. Come and make enameled jewelry and other small items. Class is limited to 10 people. Sign up in the Lapidary Room.

Theater Club donates karaoke machine to hospital

The Leisure World Theater Club gave a gift of a karaoke machine to the Miller Children’s Hospital recently.

Judy Jacobus, Theater Club liaison to the hospital, was greeted with a resounding “yes” when she asked if the children would like a karaoke machine. The club purchased the most highly rated home version of the machine and delivered it to the hospital, but upon using the machine, it was discovered that a larger monitor was needed to accommodate more children singing.

So the Theater Club donated a larger screen.

The karaoke machine is a great success and used every day in the ward.

The Theater Club enjoys donating to worthy causes outside of LW and has supported the military and children.

GRF Weekly Dance

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. One for the Road will play rock and roll on Aug. 11.

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.

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Purchasing manager will speak at Sunshine Club

Julie Rodgers, GRF purchasing manager, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club meeting on Friday, Aug. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

She will share a little about herself as well what the GRF Purchasing Department offers to the residents of Leisure World.

She will give an overview of services provided by the Purchasing Department, including emergency products that are available for sale and battery and bulb recycling.

She will also tell how to keep refrigerators/freezers working at optimum levels during hot weather.

Rodgers came to Leisure World in April 2014 with over 25 years of purchasing and inventory management experience, most of which in was in the home improvement retail industry.

Everyone is welcome.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help people of different ethnicities get along in the Leisure World 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 the LW Weekly as a kind of 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.

Bring a mug or cup to participate in the “Save the Earth” program.

The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and other speakers from outside Leisure World who give programs 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.


John Hlavac is the new coordinator for the Golden Age Foundation’s Mobility Aids program, replacing Bruce Humes and Frank Shramek, who ran the program for many years.

It has been few months since John took the reins, and fortunately, he worked with Humes for a time to provide a smooth transition.

Although John has lived in Leisure World for nine years, he only managed to retire in 2017. Before retiring, he worked in the metal stamping industry as a tool and die maker. John trained as an entomologist in college, which really benefited his tool and die career.

Losing 175 pounds in 1989 is normally considered a notable achievement, but to John, managing to keep 100 of those pounds off in the intervening years is much more important.

Activities that help John keep the weight off include backpacking. He has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in sections from the Mexican border to Tuolumne Meadows in the Sierras at Yosemite, a distance of 950 miles. He’s done Rim-to-Rim trail in the Grand Canyon twice, once as a day hike. Naturally, he has also walked most of Southern California’s back-country trails.

John enjoys native California plants. He is an avid dancer, which is fortunate since he’s married to musician Linda Herman.

John and Linda live in Mutual 12.

The Golden Age Foundation is honored that John chose to join the ranks of GAF volunteers.

The Golden Age Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, is made possible by generosity of residents in wills, bequests and donations. All contributions are tax deductible. The Golden Age Foundation Tax ID is 23-7273105.

For more information on donations or volunteering, call 431-9589.

GRF Construction

The third phase of the paving project on St. Andrews Drive is underway.

The soil and conduits in the median are currently being removed. The project includes replacing the medians between Golden Rain and Northwood Roads, and repaving the northbound lanes.

During the project, at least one lane will be open in each direction. Drivers and pedestrians 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.

Korean variety show featured on Amphitheater stage

The Korean-American Association will host a Korean night variety show at the Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. All Leisure Worlders are invited to come and enjoy the unique show.

Nine different Korean-American clubs composed of nearly 200 performers will entertain beginning with audio-harp players followed by Korean Guitar Club.

The evening will feature the 60-member Korean-American Chorale directed by Paik K. Hwan. The chorale has performed for LW audiences in the past to rave reviews.

Also on the bill are a solo, a poem reading by a literary club member and a traditional Korean fan dance. The Joy Walk Club will present an exercise show. There will be an audience sing-along with the Sing-along Club. The Joyful Line Dance Club will perform.

For more information, call Yong Pyon at (310) 658-0379.

Bowers Museum trip is Aug. 14

The GRF Library, in conjunction with the Recreation Department, will host a trip to the Bowers Museum on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

After a long journey around the world, the Bowers Museum’s special exhibit, featuring selections from its own Native American collection, will be on view in Santa Ana.

“First Americans” includes artwork representative of the native people from the Arctic North, the Northwest Coast, California, the Southwest and the Great Plains. The exhibition first traveled to Bogotá, Colombia’s Museo del Oro in 2011 and then was shown in three museums in China from 2014-2015. Several of the collection’s most important works will be on display in the exhibition, including what may be the earliest example of a transitional Navajo First Phase Chief’s blanket, an early Hopi katsina doll and from the Sonora region of Mexico, a rare Seri feathered kilt.

The Bowers boasts a four-star restaurant on the premises as well as availability of a box lunch at $17 per person – salad or soup, gourmet sandwich, and a bottle of water. Box lunches must be preordered at the time tickets are purchased.

Special considerations are offered to Leisure World, including guided tours by an expert docent and a 20 percent discount in the Gallery Store.

Tickets, including bus transportation (meal is extra), are $30 per person, payable upon reservation. The bus will depart from the Amphitheater at 10:15 a.m. The docent-led tour runs from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. The bus will depart for Leisure World at 3 p.m.

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

Classical music group meets today

The Korean-American Classical Music Academy will meet at 9:30 a.m. today, Aug. 9, in the Clubhouse 4.

Ken Chong will present and interpret the pieces from Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and a reduced version of Johann Strauss II’s, opera “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat).

Robert Chung follows the second part of the program retrieving the Golden oldies and members’ favorites.

The KACMA class is conducted in Korean and open to all residents. The gathering encourages a good fellowship through enjoying mostly classical music and attending outside concerts in a group.

For further information, contact President Kathie Park, 598-6292; Programmer Robert Chung, 387-7377; or Publicity Chair Yoon Soo Park, 431-3036.

PEO Card Party is Aug. 22

PEO, Chapter RT’s card party and luncheon will be held on Aug. 22, the fourth Wednesday of the month, in Clubhouse 2. Be seated by 11:45 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Residents do not need to be PEO members to play. All profits are given to the national college scholarship fund for women in need.

Everyone, men and women, in Leisure World are invited to play any game they like in an air-conditioned room.

Gather friends and enjoy a lunch, $11. The price includes, entrée, salad, roll, dessert plus beverage. People can come just for lunch if they want, but they must have reservations.

Call Jan Krehbiel at 431-8240 by Aug. 18 for changes to standing reservations or to start a new table.

Paws, Claws and Beaks meets Aug. 13

The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club will host its next dog walk on Monday, Aug. 13.

Meet at 10 a.m. at Frank DePalma’s, Mutual 6, 137-K, on St. Andrews Drive.

For information, call DePalma, (714) 319-7646.

Play 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, Aug. 12, will be hosted by the Gadabouts. 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.

FALW luau dinner dance is sold out

The Filipino Association of Leisure World Luau-Dinner Dance on Saturday, Sept. 1, in Clubhouse 2 is sold out.

The club is grateful to friends and the Leisure World community for their support of this annual fund-raising event.

The dinner dance sold out earlier than expected, and the club apologizes to anyone who missed getting tickets.

Other FALW events will be forthcoming and publicized in the LW Weekly.

LW car sale is Aug. 25

On the fourth Saturday of the month, Leisure World residents can sell their used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Aug. 25. 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—no larger than 18-by-24 inches—with a phone number can be displayed on vehicles. The sale is open to Leisure World residents and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events. For more information, contact 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

Computer Friends meets on the third Thursday

The Computer Friends Club will give a presentation on how to convert any thin flat screen into a Smart TV that can access many channels only available on the Internet on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

A presentation will also be given on how to use Chromecast to broadcast the contents of a computer to a thin flats creen TV.

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.

Friendship Club offers computer classes

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

• Monday, Aug. 13, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

9 a.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)

11 a.m. – Word for Windows(Bague)

Noon – Windows 10 (Bague)

• Monday, Aug. 20, in Clubhouse 6, Room B

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

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

11 a.m. – Backing-up Files on Windows Computers (Bague)

Noon – Facebook (Bague)

• Thursday Aug. 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7 (new class time)

1 p.m. – Apple Mac (Sacks)

2:30 p.m. – Let’s Talk eBay (Smith)

• Monday, Aug. 27 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)

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

JFTB hosts a public tour Aug. 16

Registration is now open for the next Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) public tour, which is scheduled for Thursday afternoon, Aug. 16.

Highlights of the fully guided bus tour include an historical overview of the base and its current state and federal missions, plus visits to the California Army National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division Headquarters and Los Alamitos Army Airfield, with an upclose look at a California Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

The tour begins at 1 p.m. from the Military and Veterans Service Center (Building 244) located just inside the JFTB main gate on Lexington Drive.

The Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base and Army Airfield is a busy center of military training and ground zero for emergency management and disaster support for Southern California. But this sprawling base, which is fewer than five miles from Leisure World, is known for partnerships that have forged strong ties to surrounding communities. It is the oldest military base in Orange County.

Participants should plan to be on base for about three hours.

To register, email Col. (CA) Richard Lalor, JFTB Public Affairs Officer, at

The email must include full name, address (including zip code), email address, California driver’s license number and expiration date, and phone number for all participants.

There is a maximum of three people allowed per group unless arrangements are made in advance with the public affairs office.

Space is limited to 45 participants and everyone must be pre-registered. There is no charge for the tour, but all persons requesting entry to the installation must show current photo identification at the main gate. Participants will receive a group photo as a souvenir of their visit. For additional information, contact the JFTB Public Affairs Office at 795-2096.

HHUG collects 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 at 1320 Mayfield Road, 62-A, in Mutual 6, or Mutual 2, 1503 Merion Way, 48-A.

LW Bike Group

Leisure World Senior Bikers enjoyed a ride to Seal Beach Pier and breakfast at Mimi’s on the patio last week. It was a beautiful morning with cool temperatures, and great food and service. Bike lovers are invited to join the group for a bike ride to El Dorado Park in Long Beach today, Aug. 9. Meet at North Gate at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Thursday or Sunday for an enjoyable and healthy ride. Remember to wear a helmet and safe shoes. Call Mary Romero at 810-4266 for further information.

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LWer, son tackle mountain river in Colorado

by Dorothy Ferrington

LW contributor

Ray was exact in how he wanted to be awakened, “Do not wake me up until 10 minutes before it is time to leave. That will give me all the time I need to brush my teeth and get dressed.”

At 4:35 a.m., I told him it was time. It is tough getting up at that hour, a real sacrifice for both of us. He wasn’t too happy about getting up that early, so I kept a respectful distance. As we walked out the door at 4:45 a.m., I offered him a container of hot coffee for a drive to Los Angeles International Airport. Ray was dropping me off at Southwest Airlines for a 6:30 a.m. flight to Denver International Airport.

In Denver, I would meet up with my son, Robert, and we would make a three-hour drive to Steamboat Springs to fly fish for the week.

I had been a single mom to my now 50-year-old son. That might explain the special bond that enabled us to develop a shared hobby – fly fishing. My dad taught Robert how to fish when he was a young boy. And then he grew up, went on to other interests as a young man, but never lost his interest in fishing.

Robert and I hadn’t seen each other in a few years. He had chosen to establish his own path in life, cutting the apron strings to establish his own family. But in 2014 we reunited. Reuniting was a very big deal for me.

We met at Hawley Guest Ranch, on the Boulder River in Montana, a few miles up the road from Tom Brokaw’s ranch. At Hawley Guest Ranch, Robert could fish, and I could fish if I wanted or enjoy all the other activities the guest ranch offered – horseback riding, hiking, taking a rough and ready back road jeep trip to Independence, a ghost town with gold mining history high in the mountains, or go on a river float trip on the Yellowstone River.

Hawley Guest Ranch kept all of its guests well fed, busy with their endless activities and happy. There really wasn’t much time to relax, and who wanted to, anyway?

It was awkward for me in the beginning, getting on all that equipment – waders and boots. Walking in that gear to get to the Boulder River was a challenge, not being acclimated to the 5,000-foot elevation. I was rewarded by stepping into the water, splashing endlessly over small rocks and larger boulders, gravel and small sand bars in the stream. I moved very slowly, step by step, in what seemed like very fast moving water.

Montana is known as Big Sky country. Looking up through the never ending pine trees that surrounded the Boulder River, climbing high up the canyons made me want to hike, trailblazing to the top of those peaks, where the sky was a deep blue with white cumulus clouds moving slowly across the sky.

That was the beginning of great adventures to come. Robert and I opted to take two fly fishing trips a year.

We discovered that for the cost of a one-week stay at the guest ranch, we could afford to take two one-week vacations a year.

Our plan was to take a trip in June, when the snow melt makes the rivers flow swift and cold, demanding wool underclothes and waders. We would take a second trip at end of August, when the waters had warmed, and the watershed had slowed down the flow of the water in the streams.

During the summer vacation, we would “wet wade,” wearing fly fishing boots and a special pair of neoprene socks, which keeps gravel and debris from getting into the boots. The neoprene socks make the boots comfortable enough to walk to fishing spots.


After a two-hour flight to Denver International Airport, my son pulled up to the curb, loaded my luggage and now we were on our way, a three-hour drive, to Steamboat Springs.

Our primary fishing would be on the Yampa River, which flows 250 miles through northwestern Colorado. The Yampa is a tributary of the Green River and a major part of the Colorado River system. At the confluence of the Yampa River and Green River, the flow is 2,154 cubic feet per second (CFS).

The first day fishing on the Yampa River, we were challenged by the flow of the river at 500 CFS. Our guide, explained that is like 500 basketballs per second coming at you.

Fishing in this rapid water flow was a first for both of us, another fly fishing skill to be learned.

Robert caught over 10 rainbow trout in that rapid water. A new fishing technique we had to learn was hooking to the side of fish’s mouth, moving the trout toward the shore while walking in that rapid water, and landing it with a net, as it struggled to get away.

The following days, Robert and I fished the Yampa River at different locations, all of them with a slower velocity of water.

For me, the most exciting part of this fly fishing trip was a first ever experience we had. We were using wet flies, where the hooks are below the water where the fish are feeding. We had been fishing for a couple of hours, working ourselves up the river to different fishing opportunities – run, riffle and pools.

Suddenly, the river was full of hatching bugs that were rising from the bottom of the river. The hatching swarmed around us. We switched from wet fly fishing to dry fly fishing, where the hook rests on top of the water. Our challenge was to match the “fly” with the hatch. I moved quickly, using a nail knot to secure the fly to the line.

Five days of fishing these exquisite waters, and it was time to go home. This was our first trip to Steamboat Springs, but we decided this would not be our last visit here – too many areas to still fish.

I arrived home late in the afternoon on Southwest Airline Flight 4613. Besides the plane being on time, there was Ray waiting for me at the curb. He didn’t wait to load the luggage before he grabbed me in a hug that clearly showed how much I had been missed. It is always good to get home.

American Latino Club trip

The American Latino Club will escort a trip to Plaza Olvera in Downtown Los Angeles, on Friday, Sept. 14. The cost is $25 per person and includes the bus and tip. Lunch is on-your-own. Participants should meet at 10 a.m., at the Clubhouse 4 parking lot.

For reservations, send a check payable to the “American Latino Club” to Carmen Edwards,1240 Oakmont Road, 52K, Seal Beach, CA, 90740. For information, call 431-4257.

On the Go

Day Trips

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

Bowers Museum “First Americans”–Tuesday, Aug. 14, $35, LW Library, 598-2431, or GRF Recreation,

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

Pauma Casino – Sept. 12, $15; $10 cash in machine, New York Club, Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949

Plaza Olvera, Los Angeles— Friday, Sept. 14, $25, American Latino Club, Carmen Edwards, 431-4257

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

Angels Baseball Game vs. A’s – Saturday, Sept. 29, $35, GRF Recreation, 431-6586, ext. 326 or 324, or email

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

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

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

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

Overnight Trips

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

Oxnard/Ventura – 2 days, 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

Arizona Gems, Quartzsite, Arizona – Jan 20-22, 2019, Motorcoach, Blue Water Resort. Traveling Tigers, Joanna Matos, 598-1849

250th Anniversary California Missions Celebration – June 4-9, 2019, tour eight missions by motorcoach from San Gabriel to Solano Mission in Sonoma. City visits, wine tasting. Traveling Tigers, Joanna Matos, 598-1849

LBCC Fall Trips and Tours

The fall semester of classes and day tours for the Senior Studies Program at the Lifetime Learning Center at Long Beach City College is now available online at Registration for the classes and day tours starts Aug. 21 and 22 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Lifetime Learning Center Building QQ, Room 122. All classes are held at the Pacific Coast Campus.

Music Appreciation and Musical Theatre Lovers is Mondays, Aug. 27-Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m. with Lucy Daggett and Sidney Hopson. World Affairs with Mary Thoits and guest speakers starts on Wednesday, Aug. 29-Dec. 12 from 1-3 p.m. Tai Chi for Better Balance is held Fridays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning Aug. 24.

New this semester is Beginning Drawing and Basic Watercolor Techniques on Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., taught by retired illustrator and artist, Mori Morikawa. Music and Film, an in-depth profile of the greatest composers of Hollywood with Angela Romero Anderson starts Sept. 25-Nov. 13 from 1-3 p.m. Classes range from $30-$55.

Day tours include Pretty Pasadena with guide Jonathan Daugherty; Malibu’s Past and Present; Yakult Factory and Anaheim Brewery; Spirit of Hollywood with lunch at the Stinking Rose; the Braille Institute and Guide Dogs of America; Stained Glass Tour with Curtis Tucker including lunch at the Biltmore Hotel; and Myrtle Creek and Botanical Gardens for the Holidays. Tours range from $69-$98 per person.

Long Beach Transit will be on campus Aug. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to take photos and applications for the Senior Transportation TAP cards.

The Lifetime Learning Program is a non-profit organization and operates under the LBCC Foundation.

For more information, call Theresa Brunella at 938-3047 or 938-3048.

Take to Friendly Skies at vintage travel exhibit

Peekaboo Gallery, the new experiential gallery in Old Pasadena, which has quickly become known as The Pop-Culture Time Machine, has announced its second rotating exhibition, “Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel” to open Aug. 18- Sept. 23.

The show will feature some of the most sought-after vintage airline memorabilia and collectibles taking guests back to a time when traveling aboard a luxury airliner was a magical experience.

The gallery will feature an interactive experience for guests featuring a full size vintage Pan Am Jetliner Photo Booth (which will also serve as the official picture spot), a collection of vintage flight attendant uniforms from around the globe and a runway couture show on an airport runway, featuring some of the most fashionable airline styles of the 1940s-1990s.

“We have curated an extraordinary exhibition of some of the most sought-after airline and aviation-related collectibles in the world. We’ll be producing a live runway show featuring vintage crew uniforms and even have a 10-foot section of a Pan Am fuselage installed in the gallery as our official photo hub,” said Founder Jordan Reichek.

“This presentation of collectible airline memorabilia is unprecedented in a fine art setting,” said gallery director Matt Kennedy. “With this show, as with all of our shows, we aim to showcase the best of the genre to an audience that may have never known that collecting was an option. I look forward to introducing the next generation to the treasures of our pop culture past.”

In addition, Peekaboo Gallery has aligned efforts with its good friends at The PAN AM Experience: an incredible evening at the Air Hollywood film studio in Southern California where one can literally travel back in time. Passenger-guests can immerse themselves in the glamour and romance of 1970s commercial air travel and dine first-class aboard a Pan Am 747 Clipper Jumbo Jet.

The Peekaboo Gallery is located at 40 Mills Place in Old Pasadena, California, in a historic brick building erected in 1886, central to Southern California’s first commercial districts.

Peekaboo Gallery provides an environment that takes guests through an attraction that is different from other galleries.

Peekaboo Gallery features multiple, exclusive, experiential shows annually. The inaugural show, 25¢ A Play: The Art of the Videocade, showcases the greatest arcade games of the 70s and 80s and one of the best collections of 8-bit amusements, art and ephemera for sale.

Future shows include Halloween, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and music memorabilia exhibitions.

For more information on Peekaboo Gallery visit

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Obituaries in the LW Weekly

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.


Ventura, Marilyn Blanche


With all the thanks we could possibly say, nothing could be said about the life of Marilyn Ventura and how she changed the life of so many.

Marilyn was born Marilyn Blanche Anderson, Feb. 28, 1923, in New London, Minnesota, to parents Elmer O. Anderson and Bernice Christopherson.

She met her husband, René Alphonse Molina, when they were stationed at the Naval Base in San Diego, California, in 1942.

They were married on Aug. 21, 1943.

After raising four sons, Michael R., Robert S., René Alphonse, Jr. and Bernard “Bing” Molina, Marilyn worked for the County of Orange for 13 years and later went on to volunteer for 25 years at the VA Hospital in Long Beach, California.

After the passing of her husband, René A. Molina, Marilyn married Pete Ventura in 1976. They were married for 30 years until Pete passed away in 2006.

She outlived two husbands and still moved on. She renewed her driver’s license in 2018 at age 95.

She passed away on July 11, 2018.

Her son held her hand as she took her last breath. “Mom, rest in peace.”


In Memoriam

Barbara Hawkins 86

Glenn Baker 85

Hagop Postoyan 87

Colleen Lynch 65

Mary Krebs 93

Roger Ehren 76

Danny Dills 64

John Slagter 95

Walter Vukcevich 74

Tesfa Yacob 73

Dean Faustini 37

Ramon Castro 71

Mary Gabbert 87

Lawrence White 76

Helen Crow 95

James W. Wells 91

Annette Swayne 59

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,


—paid obituary

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



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 12/27


Found ring at car wash. 2 wks. ago. Call 562-430-9966 to identify. 08/30





Sound proof walls. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, roll-out shelves, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 08/23




Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Messages (562) 598-1000. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001 08/16


JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable.

Call JR 562-519-2764. 09/06




Painting and carpentry. Masonry and tile. Call (562) 596-6013 for appointment. Calls returned daily. Fiberglass or Hardi Backer paneling board installled on patio block walks. Seal Beach Business License #GAR0005. 08/23




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







Carpet cleaning $30 per room minimum 2 rooms. Upholstery/Tile & Grout, and much more cleaning.

562-658-9841. 09/06




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





Painting & Construction

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

Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702; 1-800-618-2220. 09/20


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




Tel-Support TV Handyman Setup, Mounting and Trouble-shooting. Call: 714-263-6240

CA LICENSE #531319. 08/02




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



Ted and Jeri Nowell,

“The Handy Couple”

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

Seal Beach License #NOW0001


Darrell’s Wallpaper Removal. Free estimates. State Contractor’s License #741588. 714-906-7046. 10/25



Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 08/02






(562) 600-0014

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



Let’s raise your ears – I’ll make you look your best! Call 562-565-3683.


Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 8 am-5 pm, 562-431-4026, 562-533-0773.


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




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


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


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562- 480-9341 License #KC75538. 08/16



(in your home)

Shear/clipper cuts. Ears, nose, eye brows trim. $10. 562-565-3683. 08/16


Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon.

(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business License MOR0008. 08/09



For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310)938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 12/20


Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 01/10/19



Looking for part time caregiver to accompany my mom. Meals, walks, very easy. $10/hour DOE. Please call Mari 818-324-5772. 08/02




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


Need Caring Caregiver?

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


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


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562)230-4648. Seal Beach Business Lic # CAM0006. 01/10



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 10/11






Over 30 Years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/23



Windows, house cleaning, vacancies. Reasonable prices. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. Seal Beach Business License #TON002. 01/03/19


Patricia Housecleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 09/13



We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License S&M0001a. Call 562-505-1613. 08/02



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 11/01


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

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/09



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

Call Elly at 714-476-2100. 10/26




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

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.License #CIP0001 11/29


Let the Computer Coach Help! Learn as you work on your crafts, photos, graphics, email, buying, selling, accounting, investing, home office setup, printers, Windows and more! LW Resident. Seal Beach Business License BRO0001. Travis 562-502-7302 08/02




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


Scooter, red & black, good condition, 4-wheel. $900. Dean 760-787-1535. 08/23


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


Club car with cover, tool box. $1,800 OBO. 310-408-6935. 08/09


3 golf carts – EZ Go club car Yamaha – all refurbished. 562-431-6859. 08/09


For Sale – 2007 Yamaha Vino 125cc 3,400 mi. original owner. $1,100. 562-896-1936. 08/09


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

562-881-2093. 08/23


Personal Driver. LW resident. Goes to airports, doctor’s offices, stores, etc. Will wait for you

up to 30 mins. for shopping or doctor’s appointment.

Drives By Gary.

(714) 658-9457. 08/16




Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 08/16



1982 Corvette for sale. 61,000 miles. Must see. Excellent Condition. $15,500. Mike 562-253-7670. 08/09


1996 Lumina Chevy. 60,000 miles. $2,000 OBO. 562-596-1382. 08/09




Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 09/20




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


Carport wanted. Prefer long term, lockers optional. 21-year LW owner. 562-881-3281. 08/09



Westminster Memorial Park. Lovely burial plot $3,400 includes transfer fee. 562-528-6923. 08/09


26” Aluminum, step-thru bike 6 spd, xtras, $95. 562-598-8526. 08/09


Ladies walker never used. Brand new. Aqua blue color. $80.

562-450-4098. 08/09


Extra large salt lamp. $20.

714-469-7519. 08/09


For sale Sentry safe dimensions length 17 inches, height 17 inches, width 13 1/2 inches.

Call 562-598-5104. 08/16


3-wheel tricycle. Good condition. $300 or B/O. 562-537-0994. 08/09


Oak coffee table with glass top. $50. 562-596-5513. 08/09


Faberware Rotisserie & grill, Omega vegetable & fruit juicer, 2 electric knives, set of Pier One white dishes, various crystal glassware, 2 square chests, adult diapers & pads. Call 562-843-6963. 08/16


Free Juki surger MO-103N w/manual, hemming attachment, 6 boxes of thread. Also, cams and attachments for Viking 6000 w/manual. Miscellaneous sewing notions, books, patterns, cutting board, and fabrics from NY designer fabric clubs. All in Seal Beach.

Call, e-mail, or text. 530-520-5844.

Marian Mohler. 08/09


Patio Sale by owner 8-9 & 8-10, 1801 St. John Rd. 40B, Mutual 15. 9:00-3:00. Tools, Kennedy tool box, Kenmore cannister vaccum, golf clubs, silver plated coffee set & tray. 2 cross bars for rack on roof of RAV4 Toyota. Jigsaw – reciprocating saw, misc. items.


Estate sale – Mutual 11 – 1540 Norhwood Rd., Unit 270E on Aug. 9, 10, 11 – from 9-4. Royal Albert China, 2 bedside stands/ dark dresser, 2 cabinets – dark oak, 1 Sony TV 38 in., Belee K China, Waterford glasses, many plates made in Germany, clock, old pictures, China cabinet.





Mutual 15

1980 McKinney Unit 13C

Lower level

2 bedroom/2bathroom.

Central heat and air.

Double french doors lead you

to a rare 135 sq foot patio

off master bedroom with

a remote controlled awning.

Nice views of the greenbelt from the patios and bedrooms.

Laminate flooring and recessed lighting throughout.

Enclosed patio with

cute tiki bar included.

Contact: Juli Flibbert

First Avenue Real Estate Group BRE#01304552






DRE #00978500


specializing in Seal Beach


PO Box 2734, CA 90740

Phone: 714.642.0122

Fax: 562.446.0575


Fully expanded One bedroom with lots of amenities. 2 space saving organized closets. New pull-out drawers in kitchen and bath cabinets, DW, AC, Skylights and more. Call for early notification. 08/23


For sale by owner. Mutual 8, 1261 Oakmont Rd. #177L. $350,000. Corner 2 bdrm. 1 bath – extended unit. Washer/Dryer, central air. Double pane windows – plantation shutters. Nice outside patio.

562-708-7368, 714-944-5796. 08/09


Mutual 8 – 195I 2 bed 2 ba. $239,000 OBO. 916-778-9963. 08-09

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