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Vegas Country is coming to LW

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.

Vegas Country—

Tribute to Tim McGraw and Shania Twain

Vegas Country is an entertaining tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw featuring Donna Huber as Twain and Adam Tucker as McGraw. Tucker and Huber first appeared together as separate acts in the spectacular Las Vegas Show, “American Country Superstars.”

Donna Huber is a renowned Shania Twain tribute artist from Ontario, Canada. Even Twain herself called Huber the best in the business.

Huber performs such popular Twain songs as “Man, I Feel Like a Woman,” “From This Moment On,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “The Woman In Me” and “I Ain’t No Quitter.”

Huber’s performances worldwide earned her a mention in Shania Twain’s own autobiography. Donna has been featured on CBC, TNN, CMT Magazine, and countless other national media outlets.

Tucker accurately recreates the music and mystique of country music icon Tim McGraw with mega-hits from the 90s such as “Don’t Take the Girl,” “I Like It I Love It,” “Everywhere” and many of McGraw’s radio hits of today.

Tucker was awarded New Artist Radio Network Independent Country Music Artist of the Year in 2006 and has recorded his own music in Nashville.

Bring donations to benefit Fisher House to tonight’s show

The GRF Recreation Department, with the assistance of the American Legion, Post 327, and the Legion Auxiliary, will collect cash and check donations to benefit Fisher House tonight, 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. The 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 tonight to receive donations. Donations must be cash or checks, made out to LB Fisher House, only. The GRF appreciates its members and guests generously supporting the community’s local heroes.


Pool questionnaire is on page 13

At the GRF Recreation Committee on Aug. 6, the committee approved the second questionnaire to seek feedback as the pool serves the entire community. Rsponses to the questionnaire will help determine and shape the future of the pool area. The questionnaire is printed on page 13 of this edition.

Return completed questionnaires by Aug. 24 to any of the tan/white GRF mail boxes, to the pool attendant or the Recreation Office located on the first floor of Building 5.

The second town hall meeting on the pool will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 29 in Clubhouse 4.

At that meeting, responses to both questionnaires will be presented along with a question-and-comment period to ensure any work to the pool represents the mutual need of a majority of members.

This is our community pool area; comments will shape the future of our pool. Together we begin to set the course for our community pool area.


‘Coco’ to be shown on big screen Aug. 17

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.

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.

Sponsors: Alamitos West/Katella; Easy Living Homecare


LW life was focus of photographers

The California Sunday Magazine will feature Leisure World as part of a photo essay scheduled for the November/December issue.

California Sunday appears online at and in an acclaimed print version, delivered with Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. The special issue will focus on a single theme: Home. The centerpiece will be a photo essay in which people across the country are asked one question: “Where do you feel most at home?”

A photographer will be in Leisure World in the coming weeks to capture a slice of Leisure World life. If you’re interested in being featured, contact Joy Shan, assistant editor, at or (318) 840-9622.

California Sunday has been a finalist for 10 National Magazine awards and has a circulation of 350,000. It’s stories are routinely featured in the New York Times, Longform, Longreads and on National Public Radio.


Tell your wartime stories for posterity

Former Los Alamitos High School history teacher Michael Pazeian seeks war veterans, especially World War II-era vets, to interview for a book he is writing. For more information, call him at (714) 891-1171.


Clubhouse 3 & 4 will be closed for expo on Sept. 15

The GRF will host the annual Seal Beach and GRF Club Expo on Saturday, Sept. 15, necessitating all reservations to be canceled on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15. The clubhouses will reopen for business as usual at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Clubs or organizations that want to be relocated should contact the Reservations Office in Building 5 in person as soon as possible. Space availability will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations can be made by phone. The GRF regrets any inconvenience the cancellations may cause.

Clubs that have not yet responded but still want to participate in the Club Expo should contact the Reservations Office by email at to be considered.

Use cell phones safely

by Cathie Merz

Cell phone safety is a top priority since mobile devices, smartphones and tablets, are an important part of daily living. Many people won’t leave home without at least one, making them desirable targets for criminals and a safety concern while driving and performing other activities.

Mobile devices contain valuable information about owners that could be a problem if a device falls in the wrong hands. Owners need to be diligent in keeping track of their devices and protect what they share on social media.

An easy way to keep track of a mobile device is to install an app such as “Find My iPhone” or “Lost.” These apps remotely locate the phone if it is powered up and allows it to be wiped, erasing personal data and restoring it to its original settings. This will help keep passwords, log-ins and online accounts safe if the phone is lost or stolen.

Smartphones are targets for thieves because their relatively small size makes them easy to snatch and hide. Smartphones’ ubiquity makes them easy to move and their high value makes them a good return on a thief’s investment for a quick crime. The more premium the smartphone, the more money it brings in.

It is important to not flaunt a smartphone and to keep it out of sight when not in use. When using a phone in public be sure to keep a tight grip on it so that it will be harder for someone to snatch the phone out of your hands. Grip the phone securely in your hand, fanning out your fingers so that you’ve formed a protective cage or claw around the phone.

In addition to protecting a phone from scratches and breaks, a basic case helps conceal a distinctive phone’s telltale markings.

Keep the phone locked and use a secret PIN (personal identification number), a password, fingerprint setting or other security measure so that only the owner can access the phone.

Avoid calls and texts from anonymous numbers to steer clear of phishing and other scams. Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

It is important to keep up with a phone’s system updates. Updates generally provide bug fixes, security update patches, improves system stability and occasionally user interface improvements. Older security systems make a phone more vulnerable to attacks. Check the phone manufacturer’s website for instructions on downloading security updates.

Be careful about what is shared on social media. Use the same good sense about posting from a phone as from a computer. Once text, a photo or video is posted, it is tough to take back and can be copied and pasted elsewhere, and are posted pretty much forever.

Participants on social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc., can “check-in” somewhere to let their friends know what they are up to. But if the security settings on the social networks are not set properly, they could be telling robbers that their house is vacant.

Don’t save a banking app ID on the device. Most apps give consumers the option to save their ID to that device. But if the smartphone or tablet falls into the wrong hands, the thief will have access to sensitive information, including balances and critical account numbers. Also make sure to sign out of the app after each session. Most apps automatically sign users out after a set time without detecting activity, but it’s safer to sign out immediately after each use.

If using a mobile device for banking, it’s a good idea to alert the bank if the smartphone or tablet is missing, even with a strong password and cookies are not saved from a previous session. That way, the bank can monitor the account for suspicious activities and set up new security measures.

A cell phone is one of the greatest tools in dangerous situations. Help is only three numbers away. Dial 9-1-1 or another local emergency number in emergencies such as a fire, traffic accident, road hazard or medical emergency. Emergency calls are free on cell phones.

Also a cell phone is a useful tool for emergency personnel to know who to call if you need help. Program an emergency contact number listed as ICE, “in case of emergency,” into your contacts.

Excessive use of cell phones have drawn concerns regarding health issues. Continued extended use can cause physical ailments, most notably neck, back and eye strain.

Slouching and constantly looking down can strain neck and back ligaments. Heads weigh 10 to 12 pounds, and focusing downward increases the forces on the neck by five times or more, leading to poor posture and pain.

Carry devices at chest height with head up, chest open and shoulder blades back. Move just eyes downward. And then, take a break. The neck is not supposed to stay in one position for a long period. When reading on a tablet or phone, stop every so often to swivel and tilt your head — up and down, then side to side.

Staring at the tiny font in texts and scrolling through dozens of tweets can lead to eyestrain, blurred vision, dizziness, and dry eyes. Blurred vision plus sore neck muscles can also cause headaches. If experiencing eye discomfort, make the phone’s font size bigger. Try to hold phones at least 16 inches away from faces.

Phones should be cleaned regularly. Dirty phones can crawl with germs and bacteria.

Another concern it engaging in a conversation while walking and not paying attention to what is going on, which can cause trips and falls or other serious injuries. Don’t cross the street while engaged in conversation on a cell phone.

Research shows an increased risk of traffic accidents, three-four times greater, when mobile phones (either handheld or “hands-free”) are used while driving due to distraction. Use a device only when it’s safe to do so.

Talking on a cell phone and texting while driving is illegal in California unless in “hands-free” mode. If a call is received at an inconvenient time, let voice mail answer it. Just because you can talk in the car doesn’t mean you always should. Heavy traffic and hazardous situations require full attention.

Remember to focus on driving first. Don’t look up phone numbers, don’t take notes or play with your personal digital assistant while driving.

If it is necessary to place a call, use the phone’s speed dialing and voice-activation features. If possible, ask a passenger to make or take a call for you. Do not look up a number to dial.

Keep conversations to a minimum while driving. Don’t use the cell phone for social visiting while driving.

While there is no federally developed national standard for safe levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy, many federal agencies have addressed this important issue.

To reduce the possible exposure to radiation from a mobile device, use flight mode when your smartphone or cell phone is not in use. Flight mode turns off the wireless transmitter thereby reducing exposure to radiation fields. Make it a habit to either switch to flight mode or turn it off altogether when not in use.

Protect yourself from identity theft

Protecting oneself from identity theft starts with a solid understanding of what identity theft actually is and coming up with a forward-thinking plan that aims to prevent identity thieves from personal data.

Identity theft, or referred to as “identity fraud” by law enforcement officials, is defined as all crimes against individuals where personal and financial data is illegally obtained by fraud or deception, usually for financial gain.

Never take the security of personal data for granted. Data thieves are out there, ready to strike. Chances are, they’ll target those consumers deemed to be most unprepared and most vulnerable because that’s where the financial opportunity lies for crooks.

Once identity thieves steal a person’s identity, they can:

• Apply for credit cards or loans in their name.

• Withdraw funds from their bank account.

• Use their health insurance to obtain medical care.

• Use their Social Security number to steal their tax refund.

• Sell their information on the dark web to other criminals.

Many Americans don’t take the steps to effectively guard against identity theft.

According to a study by Experian, only 18 percent of U.S. adults use a paid credit monitoring product to protect their identities, 13 percent monitor their credit and finances and 81 percent stated they rely on their banks and credit card companies to take responsibility to thwart identity theft.

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the most common types of identity fraud are credit card fraud, employment or tax-related fraud, phone or utility fraud and bank fraud.

How to Recognize Signs of Identity Theft

Warning signs that signal fraud is developing or happening already:

1. You No Longer Get Your Household Bills in the Mail

An absence of bills in the mail could mean personal data has been compromised, and the identity thief has changed your billing address.

2. You Are Turned Down for a Loan or Credit

If rejected for credit, but have a history of good credit health, you might have been targeted by an identity thief. If you’re approved for a loan or credit, but at higher interest rates, that’s also a sign you may have been victimized by identity theft.

3. You Are Being Billed for Purchases You Didn’t Buy

Invoices for purchases you don’t recognize, or if you’re being billed for overdue payments for credit accounts you don’t have, that’s a sign you’ve been victimized by I.D. fraud.

4. Your Financial Accounts Have Transactions That Appear Fraudulent

If your bank, credit card or other financial account show unauthorized transactions, those accounts may have been breached.

5. Your Tax Return Is Rejected

If you filed your tax returns and received a rejection notice from the Internal Revenue Service, that could indicate a return has been fraudulently filed in your name.

6. Test Charges Appear on Your Credit Card Statement

It’s common practice for identity thieves to “test” that a stolen card is still active by making low-cost purchases of under $5. If the credit card is approved, the fraudster knows that the path is clear for larger transactions.

To better protect personal data against identity thieves, take some forward-thinking steps that minimize the odds of being victimized. The goal is to build many effective obstacles and tripwires with personal data. That strategy will frustrate and discourage identity thieves and drive them toward other targets whose data is easier to fraudulently obtain.

Start that process with these eight steps:

1. Use Passwords

Passwords are needed to protect your data—even though many Americans don’t see it that way.

According to an Experian study, 50 percent of Americans don’t have all their digital devices password-protected. 30 percent of that group says setting up passwords are a “hassle” while 25 percent say it’s not necessary.” The fact is, not having a password on your computer or smartphone, and on all financial accounts, too, is akin to leaving your home with the door wide open. Consequently, always use passwords, and the stronger the password, the better.

2. Mix up Your Passwords

Identity thieves are counting on the fact that you’ll use the same password for all of your electronic devices and for your key financial accounts. Once a fraudster obtains a single password, access to the rest of your accounts is easy to accomplish if every password is the same.

Stop an identity thief from accessing your data by mixing up passwords. Don’t include your name in any passwords or your birthday, and change your password anytime you suspect an account is compromised.

3. Stay Away From Shady Websites and Links

Avoid clicking on any suspicious-looking links in emails or text messages. Identity thieves routinely use emails and websites that look similar to your bank, credit card company, mortgage lender or other financial institution. If you suspect a link isn’t legitimate, don’t click on it, and never type in your username or password on an unfamiliar login screen.

4. Never Give Out Personal Information

Fraudsters may also regularly pose as a bank or credit card company employee over the phone, but doing so should be a dead giveaway. The fact is, no legitimate organization will call and ask you for personal information—like a bank or credit card PIN number or Social Security number.

If you suspect a call is potentially legitimate, ask for the caller’s credentials, hang up, and contact the organization using the phone number listed on your financial institution’s bank statements. Also note that the I.R.S. will never call you on the phone – it always sends taxpayer requests and information via U.S. mail.

5. Check Credit Reports

Credit reports will include any suspicious activity on your financial accounts. As a result, check your credit report regularly for any discrepancies.

You can get a free Experian credit report and a free credit report from each of the credit bureaus every 12 months on

6. Establish Fraud Alerts

If you suspect your identity has been stolen, you can contact Experian to set up a fraud alert. Experian will notify the other bureaus of the fraud alert.

With fraud alerts, financial services or data security companies normally text or place a phone call to consumers if there is a suspected security breach or if spending on a card or account doesn’t match up with your habits or recent location.

7. Protect Documents With Personal Information

It’s also a good idea to destroy any physical private records and statements that include any personal and/or financial data (a good shredder only costs $20 – $30). Don’t leave mail in the mailbox as identity thieves may still steal from mailboxes or the trash to get information.

In general, it’s also helpful to avoid leaving a paper trail of ATM, credit card or retail receipts behind. Identity thieves can use receipts to help piece together your personal data, so hold on to receipts and throw them away or shred them when you get home.

8. Limit Your Exposure

It’s a good idea to limit the number of credit cards you carry in your wallet, so if it’s stolen you can minimize the impact. Additionally, don’t carry your Social Security card on your person – the theft of a Social Security number is an ID theft’s gateway to more financial accounts, and thus must be protected at all costs.


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watch your step
by Jim Breen
Over the years, some residents have used a touch of humor to ward off scammers.
About 10 years ago, a frustrated LWer unleashed a loud, curdling scream into the phone that dispatched the caller immediately.
But no one has ever done it better than Richard Moore of Mutual 2.
Told by a caller that he was a new millionaire after winning the lottery, he spotted the ruse immediately and replied:
“Thanks anyway, but I just married a rich widow and don’t need the money.”
For at least once, a resident got the last laugh on a scammer.
Nick Massetti of Mutual 17 received an email message from Bank of America.
He has no Bank of America accounts but someone who does might be tempted to ignore the subject line: ‘“Security Alert, Importance Notice.”
The attachment on a bright red screen was blocked by Firefox with the following warning: “It may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing personal information like passwords or credit cards.”
The website, the so-called Directory of Unknown Callers, is primarily a free reverse phone number lookup database. It also lists reports from consumers around the world who were targeted by scammers.
One from a man from Canada was amusing:
“… Called by a very rude saleswoman asking for the mileage of my vehicle. We don’t want to answer and she talk dirty word.”
Have you been the victim of a scam attempt? Send details to Jim Breen at the email address above or call 431-6586, ext. 387, Wednesday- Friday between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Senior Patriots
All are invited to participate in a peace vigil from 4-5:30 p.m. Aug. 29 on the public sidewalk along Seal Beach Boulevard in front of the main entrance to Leisure World.
The vigil will focus on climate change. Those concerned about the environment are invited to take a stand by joining the peace vigil for any block of time.
According to the The Environmental Defense Fund, 97 percent of climate scientists agree that current climate change is due mainly to burning fossil fuels and chopping down trees in forests.
The vote at the Aug. 8 California Coastal Commission meeting was favorable to allow additional oil drilling in the area of the Los Coyotes Wetlands Restoration Project.
The Sierra Club claims that Los Angeles County has 68 active oil fields and thousands of drill sites.
Senior Patriots for Peace holds monthly vigils to call attention to the need for a return to peace in our cities and our world with a renewed tolerance of others.
The club also focuses on issues of social justice and the environment to nurture a world where people can live healthy and peaceful lives.
For more information, call Lucille Martin at 430-1047.
american legion
The next activity for American Legion Post 327 is the Post picnic to be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, at the picnic area by Clubhouse 1.
The post will provide the meat, and members are to provide salads and desserts.
Calling all World War II veterans: The Post wants to honor all World War II veterans at the Veterans Day program.
They are requested to call Post member Joseph Chavez at 596-2669 with names and contact information.
legion auxiliary
Summer is coming to a close and activities for the American Legion Auxiliary are ramping up for fall.
Members are reminded that dues are now payable. Remit $30 to Jean Sudbeck or Carolyn VanAalst as soon as possible.
Members with unused Auxiliary handbooks are requested to return them to Jean Sudbeck so they can be used again.
The final training workshop of the summer for new members to learn more about the Auxiliary will be held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 28 at the home of Eloise Knoll. Lunch will be served. To attend, call Jean Sudbeck at 594-0209.
To order a name badge, call Pat Fellers at 430-0288.
Members are invited to attend the Post picnic at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.
They are requested to bring a salad, side or dessert to share.
For more information, call Jean Sudbeck at 594-0209.
Woman’s Club
The annual fund raising event for the Woman’s Club’s charities is fast approaching.
The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.
Tickets are $25 each and tables for eight people are available.
Everyone is invited to attend.
Make reservations by calling Jan Kuhl at 446-0082.
The price of admission will include a catered meat loaf luncheon with potatoes au gratin, green beans and pie.
Coffee and tea will be served but guests are welcome to bring a beverage.
Local merchants have been generous in support of the event by donating raffle prizes.
Raffle tickets will be sold in sets of six for $5.
To date, members have obtained more than 21 gift baskets and nearly 20 gift cards for the opportunity raffle.
Some of the merchants include Mama’s Restaurant, Ralphs Market, Finbars Italian Restaurant, Sprouts, Target, Naples Ribs, Polly’s Pies, Katella Deli, Domenico’s and Gourmet Pies and Café. Carol’s Dress Shop on Main Street in Seal Beach will offer a line of clothing for purchase.
The Woman’s Club supports charities that benefit women and children, including scholarships to the Golden West College School of Nursing.

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Letters to the Editor


I almost fell off my chair when I found out this week that Leisure World’s water bill in 2017 was $1,018,224. LW has one water account.

Each Mutual pays its prorated share. I live in Mutual 2, the biggest, so we paid the lion’s share: $133,183.70.

Next year, the projected water bill for Mutual 2 is $183,099 which, divided by 12 then divided by 864 (the number of units), equals $17.66 from our monthly dues.

Whether we like it or not, it behooves us to work together to stop the waste. If you are not worried about your monthly dues, please think about the devastating effect this water gluttony has on the environment as our state faces more frequent droughts and fires.

How can we reduce our water consumption? Take shorter showers, don’t water your lawn as a hobby, only use the washer for full loads, etc.

But I want to focus specifically on the sprinklers that water our lawns: nothing irritates me more than to see gallons of water pouring down the gutters. If you see sprinklers on longer than necessary so that the grass is spongy, the worms are trying not to drown and water is running into the gutter, please, tell your directors. Because if they don’t see it they don’t know it and the waste goes on.

So let us all do our share to be good stewards of our environment.

Christine Harris, Mutual 2


Am I the only one who feels no joy over the upcoming Health Care Center changes? I do understand the need for Optum, but why are we being forced to accept doctors who have already ditched us once?

Hopefully some of our present doctors will be kept on or at least be given the option to stay.

Laura Arnold, Mutual 14

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.

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. 17, 1978 – The Golden Age Foundation announced a new program to sponsor cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) classes. The Orange County Office of Emergency Services and American Heart Association conducted the classes.

Aug. 18, 1988 – “Medical Center renamed” was the headline in The News. After more than 25 years, the Leisure World Medical Clinic would become the LW Health Care Center. The change was because the word “clinic” was thought to be antiquated. “Health Care Center” reflected the expansion of medical services provided to residents.

Aug. 13, 1998 – A picture in the News showed members of Woodshop 2 with the president of Friends of the Library. Residents who work at Woodshop 2 used their skills to redesign and improve the Friends book storage and display area in the library patio.

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

Setting it Straight

A hospital was omitted from OptumCare’s list of partner hospitals (LW Weekly, Aug. 9). Long Beach Memorial should have been included.


The headline on Jim Greer’s Viewpoint column (LW Weekly, Aug. 9) was worded incorrectly. It should have read “Everyone should have the right to freedom from obscenity.”


The date of the Children-A-Priority (CAP) meeting (LW Weekly, Aug. 9) was incorrectly listed as Aug. 25 .The meeting was Aug. 2.

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Honor banners on sale to display on Veteran’s Day

Golden Rain Foundation is offering Veterans Honor Banners for sale through the Recreation Department. Banners are posted 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. The banner will also include 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.


Umberg is featured guest at Voter Awareness series

Tom Umberg, California Senate candidate running to represent Leisure World and other residents of the 34th District, will be the featured speaker at the Democratic Club’s popular Voter Awareness Series on Tuesday, Aug. 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 2:30 p.m. Space is limited, and reservations are required by emailing or calling 296-8521.

Umberg is a retired U.S. Army colonel. Having also served as U.S. drug czar under President Bill Clinton, he has a deep understanding of the strategies and resources needed to stop the current opioid epidemic. He previously served three terms in the State Assembly.

Club members continue to be active in the wider community as well as in Leisure World, having staffed the Democratic Party booth at the Orange County Fair for two days last week. The booth offered information about candidates and local events as well as voter registration. Voter registration at the fair has greatly increased since last year as more voters are feeling passionate about participating in the upcoming General Election.

The club’s Lunch Bunch program will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11 a.m. at Denny’s Restaurant. Designed especially for new and perspective members, Lunch Bunch gives members and friends a chance to get to know each other in an informal setting. Conversations are free-flowing and not necessarily political. Call Dale Lieberfarb at 594-1119 for information or to make a reservation.

The club will also staff a voter registration booth in front of Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Members interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Club President Mary Tromp at 412-0898.

On Sept. 18 at noon in Clubhouse 4, the club will continue its emphasis on the General Election by dealing with local races such as the Coast Community College Board, the Los Alamitos Unified School District and the Seal Beach City Council.

Mutual 1 Budget

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.


Town Hall is today

Mutual 14 will host a town hall meeting today, Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. All are welcome to join their directors for this informal meeting.

Labor Day alters carport cleaning

Due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, Carports 1-6 and 9-10 in Mutual 1 will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 31.

Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Friday, Aug. 31.

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”

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. 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:

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 17 GRF/Mutual Roundtable

Administration 1 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

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LW Baptist

Kip Watkins will sing a solo at Sunday service

Members of Leisure World Baptist Church invite residents to Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Aug 19.

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

The morning call to worship will be “Great and Mighty is the Lord Our God.”

Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “We Sing the Greatness of Our Lord.”

Congregational hymns will include,“O Happy Day,” “Down at the Cross” and “Since Jesus Came into My Heart.”

Soloist Kip Watkins will sing an old favorite, “Learning to Lean.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon will present the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message from the seventh chapter of Joshua will be “Achan and Ai, Loyalty to God and His People.”

“Loyalty to Christ” is the closing hymn.

The prayer room is open following the morning service for those in need of prayer.


The Men’s Fellowship meets for study at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8 and at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, for a renewal.


The Interfaith Council Seal Beach Rehab meets at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23

For more information, call 430-2920.

Faith Christian

Sunday service is a good cause for celebration

Faith Christian Assembly offers a one-hour service at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays at the main Sanctuary.

Members sing the great hymns of the faith together, and spend some time in the Word of God, usually taught by Pastor Sheri. Leming.

Fellowship follows the service. Residents are invited to attend and a bring friend.

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


Gamechangers, an interactive Bible study for men and women, will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, in Leisure World.

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

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

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

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

–Joan Eisenhart

Beit HaLev’s High Holy Day schedule begins on Sept. 9

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

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

A “chat” option is also available. All services are led by Rabbi Levy-Slater and recorded.

The Torah portion for this week is Shofetim, Deuteronomy 16:18-21:9.


High Holy Day services will be conducted at Beit HaLev this year.

All residents are invited to welcome the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah 5779.


Sunday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Monday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 8 and Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

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

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

All residents of Leisure World are welcome at any or all services membership with Beit HaLev is not required.

To attend High Holy Day services with Beit HaLev, contact Rabbi Levy-Slater Galit at 715-0888.

Beginning Hebrew classes are taught at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Advanced Hebrew is temporarily on hiatus.

For information about classes and/or services,

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

holy family

Celebration Mass is on Aug. 20

Holy Family Catholic Church located at 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will celebrate the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Aug. 19.

The readings:

First Reading: Proverbs 9:1-6; Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Second Reading: Ephesians, 5:15-20; Alleluia, John 6:56; Gospel: John 6:51-58.


The church celebrates Mass at Seal Beach Rehabilitation Center (North Gate) on the third Monday of the Month at 3:30 p.m.

The next celebration will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20.

The Sacrament of the Sick will also be administered to the patients.

All are invited to attend.

Volunteer parishioners help us bring the patients to the main room where Mass is celebrated.


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

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


A Bible study group meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Parish rectory.


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

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

For more information, including the weekly bulletin, visit

Community Church

‘Spirit Over Body’ the title of sermon by Pastor Dodge

Pastor Johan Dodge will preach on the topic, “The Spirit Over Body” on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Community Church.

He will preach on the topic, “The Water of Life.” The Scripture lesson will be John 6:1-21.

Lay liturgist will be Jeannie Braun.

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


Pastor Dodge will facilitate an open forum with the congregation at 10 a.m. on Aug. 27 at the church. The purpose is to share stories and ideas.

The title is “What Would the Church Look Like, if it Wasn’t Like That?”

To attend, call the office at 431-2503.

Rock Church offers 2 Sunday services

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

Sunday services are at 10 am. in English and 1:45 in Spanish

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

– Doris Sandrick

Assembly of God

‘Sending the Disciples’ title of sermon

“Sending the Disciples” is the sermon topic at Assembly of God Church Sunday when members and visitors gather at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, for worship, prayer and praise.

Valery Dierdorf will continue to minister to the congregation while Pastors Sam and Pat Pawlak take some time off.

Valery is Pastor Sam’s sister and is a requested speaker in her home state of Florida. She is also a fourth degree black belt karate instructor and karate school owner.

Her testimony is vital to her life and ministry.

Denise Smith will lead the worship service and Diana Mushagian will share the church family’s activities and needs.

The popular hymn sing begins at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

People for various churches inside and outside Leisure World will gather to select their favorite songs, led by Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger.

Cliff Vanderwal and his wife will bring a vocal solo and testimony of their ministry in Compton.

At the conclusion of the hymn sing, Valery will share a brief devotion. Fellowship with treats ends the day.

Prayer meetings are held at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.


The third in a series of Christian films will be shown at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Clubhouse 2.

A story in the Arts section in today’s LW Weekly is about the film, “Paul, Apostle of Christ.”

First Christian

First Saturday service was a major success

First Christian Church began its weekly Saturday evening services on Aug. 4 and prayers for a successful launch were answered.

Attendance expectations were exceeded and several new faces were seen along with the “regulars.”

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, “The Solid Rock”, “Love Lifted Me” and “To God be the Glory.” The Communion hymn will be “Room At The Cross.”

The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Thou Art Worthy.”

Elder Larry Massey will present the Communion meditation and service.

For the offertory, the Praise Team will sing “Change My Heart Oh God.”

Gregory Black and the Praise Team will sing “Humble Thyself,” followed by Ann Davis who will read from the Gospel of Matthew 14:28-33.

Pastor Gene Cheryholmes’ message will be “Help!” based on Matthew 14:22-36.

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

The Hospitality Room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments.

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

The Calvary Chapel Bible Study Group meets in the chapel on Thursdays at 6 p.m. with Pastor Phil O’Malley.

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

Congregation Sholom offers dairy potluck dinner Friday

Congregation Sholom will present a dairy potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, followed byservices in the same location. An Oneg Shabbat will follow.

Members should call Murray Pollack at 331-3949 to discuss the food they will bring.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, 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.


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.


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.


Eva Velez, who is visually impaired, will speak at services on Friday, Aug. 24, about how Judaism has helped her live with her disability.

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

Redeemer Lutheran

‘Jesus’ Radical Claim’ is sermon title

“Jesus’ Radical Claim” is the title of Pastor Gil Moore’s sermon this Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church. John, 6:51-58 will be his text.

Communion assistant will be Carmen Leslie and acolyte, Barbara Schuyler.

Pastor Lynda and Cedric Elmer will play a piano duet of “Rejoice, the Lord is King.”

Pastor Gil and Lavona Moore will provide altar flowers in honor of the 65th anniversary of his ordination; and from Barbara Dykman in memory of Sharon Flynn.

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

The church recently put a new roof covering on its flat roof and replaced a faulty drain line.

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

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

Website for the congregation is available at

st. theodore episcopal

Rev. Reese is celebrant Sunday

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. 19, is the 13th Sunday after Pentecost.

Rev. Reese Riley will be the celebrant for the service of Holy Communion Rite II.

A coffee hour follows the service. All are welcome.

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 26, St. Theodore’s congregation will join the Redeemer Lutheran congregation for coffee at 11:30

a.m., before the Episcopal service.


Rev Lisa Rotchford will conduct the service of Holy Communion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the chapel at 1240 Oakmont Rd. 52-B.

All are welcome.

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

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Cards and Games Scoreboard

Fun Time Pinochle Club winners Aug.13: Maureen Marsh, 12,200; Sal La Scala, 10,850; Tony Dodero, 10,840; Al Bonnema, 10,660.Bert SellerThe 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. 13: Tom Gate,Paul Chang, Jan Craven. Winners 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.11: Richard Van Wasshnova,12,010; Jim Kaspar, 11,570; Sylvia Clinton, 10,860; Joan Taylor, 10,690. 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 11: N/S: Ted and Joan Wieber; Alan and Barbara Olschwang; Joyce Basch-Linda Nye; Jack Dampman-George Koehm. E/W: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Hanefi Erten-Oliver Yildiz; Mark Singer-Russ Gray; Sue Fardette-Verna Burns; Dorothy Favre-Ellen Kice. Aug 10: N/S: Cooie Dampman – Judy Carter-Johnson; Sue Boswell-Sharon Beran; Ernie Ross-Roy Tomooka; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Fred Reker-Mark Singer. E/W: Sue Fardette-Marilyn McClintock; Joyce Henderson-Alan Olschwang; Jerry and Jane Reid; Russ Gray-Ellen Kice; Karen and Dave Johnson; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki. 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 tomorrow, Friday. •••

Saturday Social Bunco Club winners Aug. 11: Most buncos: Rose Sprague. Most wins: Louise Damron. Most babies: Yvonne Vostroy. Most losses: Sandy Weisenstein. Door prize winner: Ann Ell. The next meeting is Aug.25 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Signups begin at 1 p.m. Due to the demand for tables, a 1:30 p.m. arrival is advised. Play begins at 2 p.m. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. For more information, call Doris Dack, president, (714) 356-0443.


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club over-all winners in a section 17-table game Aug. 9: 1. Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus. 2. Fern Dunbar-Carol Murakoshi. 3. Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis. 4. Judith Jones-Al Appel. 5. Sibyl Smith-Marilyn McClintock. 6. Jerry and Melanie Smith. 7. Sue Boswell-Norma Kruger. 8. Judy and Willie Grieb. 9. Marty Lipman-George Alemshah.10. Tie between Judy Carter-Johnson-Harshad Vora and Eileen Kotecki-Christine Frumen. Winners Aug. 6: N/S: First in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Gary Paugh; second in Strat A: Diane Sachs-Hank Dunbar; third in Strat A, first in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Gene Yaffee; fourth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; fifth in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Russ Gray-Sylvia Kaprelyan; third in Strat B, second in Strat C: Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; fourth in Strat B: Frances Gross-Rick Gonser. E/W: First in Strat A: Verna Burns-Sue Fardette; second in Strat A: Joyce Henderson-Thad Mikols; tied for third place in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece and Bobbi Vann-Harshad Vora (first in Strat B and C); fifth in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; second in Strat B: Nancy Lichter-Tybie Becker; third in Strat B: Howard Smith-Sue Boswell; second in Strat C: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris. 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. 9: Sal La Scala, 11,970; Diana Lambert, 11,870, Nancy Wheeler, 10,790; Jim Dix, 10,460. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

–Bert Sellers

cribbage club

Anna Simons wins with an 837

Anna Simons had high score of 837 to finish first in weekly Cribbage Club play on Aug .7 in Clubhouse 1.

She was followed by Mary Wood, 826; Scott Boeger, 825 and Joyce Underhill, 821.

Sandra deDubovay, Pat Blum, Margaret Smith and Jack Hawn had six games of 121.

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.

–Liz Meripol

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: Qg4. The white queen moves from d7 to g4. N b4. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

tournament poker

Jon Jones wins third final table

Jon Jones won the final table with the unlikely-to-win hand of two and six, finishing with trip sixes in Tournament Poker Club play on Aug. 4 in Clubhouse 6.

Second place Kathy Elliot’s hold cards were jack and king.

Third place was Lem Hall, followed by Connie Deady, Richard Houck, Nancy Jordan and Katie Hamilton.

First high hand was Irma Mackowitz with quad aces, followed by Hall who had quad jacks.

Hamilton also won the special hand, winning with the hold cards of four and eight.

For Jones, a Mutual 10 resident, it was his third final table win since joining the club four years ago.


Frank DePalma and Jody Dixon will give poker lessons for beginners at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1, in Clubhouse 6.

For more information, contact club president Wendy Wu at (714) 366-0940.

– Susan Dodson

women’s golf

Players battle sticky weather

Forty-five members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and circle hole last week on a hot, humidy day.

Marilyn Hewitt was the only golfer to hit in the circle.

A: Low gross: Tie between Soo Choi and Jane Song, par for the course, 27. Low net: Grace Choi, 25. Circle hole: Marilyn Hewitt.

B: Low gross: Tie among Mary Ann Moore, Judy Ro and Sun Lee, 31. Low net: Tie between Young Yoon and Julie Kim.

C: Low gross: Tie among Neva Senske, Sheila Jeon and Dale Quinn, 34. Low net: Tie among Donna Cooper, Judy Kim and Joyce Basch, 25.

D: Low gross: Veronica Chang, 36. Low net: Betty Regalado, 26.

– Mary Ann Moore

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Weekly health, exercise classes
Movement for Medical Qigong
Qigong classes are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, except today, the fourth Thursday of the month, when the class is held in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, also from 9-10 a.m.
For more information, call Catherine Milliot at 760-4545.
Chair classes meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The cost is $5 a class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises.
Mat classes meet Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Those who attend should bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided.
For additional information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214.
Feeling Good Exercise
Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards.
The fee is $3 a class. People of all fitness levels are welcome. For more information, call Cathleen Walters at 598-9149.
Stick, Qigong, Tai Chi Club
Stick exercises, qigong and tai chi chih classes are held from 9:15-11 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
For more information, call Joann Mullens at 596-3936.
Chair Exercise
Classes are offered from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1.
Classes are for men and women at all fitness levels.
For more information, call 493-7063.
Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi
Classes are offered from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda teaches students to free the mind and spirit using laughter and slow and steady flow of tai chi movements.
For more information, call 430-7143.
Beginning Yoga
Classes are offered from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and at the same time on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats. The fee is $5 a class.
For more information, call Patti Endly at 430-7291.
Monday Intermediate Yoga
Classes are offered each week from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; fee: $5 per session.
For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.
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.
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.
Wa-Rite Club
“Alooo-ha” was the theme at the Wa-Rite luau held on Aug.17.
These ladies know how to party with great food, wonderful entertainment and beautiful decorations.
The entertainment was provided by the Leisure World Hui O Hula dancers.
Members took a trip with them to the islands and enjoyed their beautiful, graceful moves as they told their stories.
Members enjoyed a stress free, relaxing morning. Not having to weigh in helped, but they realize that the weigh-ins return tomorrow, Friday.
Winners of the “Lei Off the Sugar” weight losing contest worked hard and were rewarded with hand made leis with cash inserted. The leis were made by Swana White.
Members want to win just to get one of her sought-after leis.
First place was Dorene Youngs, who lost 7-1/2 pounds, followed by Leona San Severino, 3-1/2 pounds and Carol Chambers, Judy Crimins and Jane Haas, tied with three-pound losses.
Marina Tesla, the degree winner, kept her weight steady.
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.
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 in each clubhouse.
Monday, Aug. 27: Homemade beef stew, garden tossed salad with vinaigrette, cornbread, applesauce, orange juice.
Tuesday, Aug. 28: Baked chicken drumsticks,mashed potatoes, carrots and broccoli, fresh fruit.
Wednesday, Aug. 29: Pork chile verde, corn, lima beans, peas and carrots pinto beans,corn tortilla, canned pineapple chunks.
Thursday, Aug. 30: Meatballs with marinara sauce over linguine, Italian vegetables, breadstick, Italian ice, diet dessert.
Friday, Aug. 31: Pasta with butternut squash, feta cheese and beef strips, broccoli/pepper salad, mini muffin, trifle, diet truffle.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service organization that delivers a variety of freshly prepared meals to homebound and active Leisure World shareholders. The discounted daily fee is $8.25 for a complete hot dinner, lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of low-fat milk. Meals with a “friendly visit” are delivered weekdays between between 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. To start a new client application online at or call Caron Adler at (562) 433-0232.
Monday, Aug. 27: Lemon pepper baked chicken breast, seasoned oven potatoes, green beans with pimento, mandarin orange, turkey, ham and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle and German potato salad.
Tuesday, Aug. 28: Whole wheat spaghetti with meatballs, dinner roll, peas and carrots, peaches with yogurt, Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.
Wednesday, Aug. 29: Chicken enchilada with red sauce, seasoned pinto beans, cauliflower with herbs, pineapple upsidedown cake, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, broccoli slaw.
Thursday, Aug. 30: Herb rubbed pork roast with honey and garlic, macaroni and cheese, zucchini and tomatoes, vanilla pudding, chicken salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, homemade potato salad.
Friday, Aug. 31: Turkey and lentil stew with potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, dinner roll, lima beans, fresh banana, Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, dressing, crackers.
diabetic support group
The Diabetic Support Group will meet at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, in the Health Care Center (HCC) Conference Room.
All diabetics are invited to attend the group’s monthly meeting that will be facilitated by Marie Puffpaff, nurse practitioner (NP).
The group offers an opportunity for participants to find support with others who understand the daily challenges of living with diabetes.
Join fellow diabetics as they share stories and tips, learn from each other, and explore ways to manage and cope with the common disease.
For more information, call the HCC at 493-9581.

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Arts and Leisure Aug 23
Abilene to perform Aug. 24
Terry Otte and Abilene will perform a free dance/concert Saturday, Aug. 25, from the stage in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. All LW residents and friends are welcome. The clubhouse is set up with tables, so BYOB and snacks.
Finbars brings dinner service to LW Aug. 27
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 is here on the second and fourth Mondays. There is no dine-out service on the fifth Monday.
Finbars Italian Kitchen will be here on Aug. 27, and reservations are not required
This week’s menu is printed below 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 Menu
Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Clubhouse 1 on Aug. 27 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. 27
Sausage and Peppers
Spicy sweet Italian sausage sauteed roasted red vinegar peppers, mild green chilies, and onions, prepared Sicilian-style or with marinara
Lasagna, $13
Meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, herbs, romano, ricotta, mozzarella, bolognese, marinara, Sunday gravy
Chicken Piccata, $14
Fresh chicken breast cutlets sautéed in a lemon, butter, garlic, caper and white wine sauce. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables.
Teriyaki Salmon, $15
Served with pasta and vegetables or rice
All dinners include the appetizer of the day and a green salad with a choice of assorted dressings.
Bottled water and soda are available for $2.
Photos sought for 2019 calendar
The LW Weekly will produce a 2019 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in time for the holidays. The deadline is Sept. 30 to submit large file, high-resolution, 300 dpi, landscape-format images of places and spaces in and around Leisure World and Seal Beach.
Email entries to with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. Cell phone photos should be emailed in the actual size format.
Photos of people will not be included in the calendar.
For information on technical requirements, visit
Theater Club show is Sept. 4
The Leisure World Theater Club will present “Lost in Leisure World” on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 and Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.
Doors open one hour before performance time.
The cost is $5 per person and will include a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards at each performance.
“Lost in Leisure World” is a comedy spoof about a new clubhouse in Leisure World where people get lost, strange people show up and strange things happen. It is a fun-filled hour with lots of singing, laughs and some silly nonsense.
This is a BYOB evening, but coffee, lemonade and a snack will be offered free of charge.
This is the first year the club will offer a matinee so friends who don’t like to travel at night can enjoy this new show.
For more information, call Taylor White, president, at 596-6358.
Fiction/Non-Fiction Group meets Aug. 24
The Leisure World Creative Writer’s Club Fiction/Non Fiction group will meet Friday, Aug. 24, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Edward Beggs will read selections from his published nonfiction book, “Huckleberry’s for Runaways,” at the meeting.
Edward and his wife, Katherine, moved to Leisure World in 2017, and he has been a member of the Creative Writer’s Club for one year.
Edward changed the lives of thousands of runaway teenagers during the late 1960s in San Francisco.
He established the San Francisco runaway teenage center “Huckleberry’s for Runaways,” which is still going strong today, 50 years later, with a $5 million annual budget.
By providing his model (working with runaways and their parents) to the U.S. Congress, runaways were decriminalized throughout the nation in 1974.
Edward was a vehicle for change to the juvenile justice system in the country, effecting 130,000 runaways in the United States and at least 27,000 in California.
Come hear his story at Friday’s meeting.
GRF Weekly Dance
The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.
The Trio will play 1940s and 50s ballroom on Aug. 25.
The GRF Recreation Department asks that residents and their guests adhere to the following rules:
• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1. Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane.
• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to prepare the space for the following day.
• Only the bands can make announcements from the stage.
• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given
• Everyone should sign in, either as a resident or guest. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of bands.
SBTV Listings
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at
Thursday, Aug. 23
4 pm FALW Vets 2018 Picnic
4:40 pm Rock-A-Bula Band/
LW Poker Tourney
5 pm July 4 LW/ Dog Gone Days
6 pm Glen Ivy RV Park/
LW Poker Tourney
6:30 pm Vintage Vehicles
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
9:30 pm Shakespeare in the Park
11 pm Cerritos Center
Friday, Aug. 24
4 pm LW Chorale
4:46 pm Dog Gone Days
5 pm Rock-a-Bula
5:11 pm July 4 LW
6 pm Calvary Chapel
6:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
8 pm Velvetones
9 pm Studio Cafe
10 pm Life & Times in SB:
Rich Harbour
11:30 pm Live at the Ford Theater
Saturday, Aug. 25
4 pm FALW Vets 2018 Picnic
5 pm Glen Ivy RV Park
5:30 pm Rock-a-Bula
5:41 pm July 4 LW
6:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm LAUSD
10 pm Society of Seven
Sunday, Aug. 26
4 pm SB Planning Com Mtg,
replay 8-20
6 pm Velvetones
7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
8 pm McGaugh 4th Grade Go West!
9 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
9:30 pm Vintage Vehicles
10 pm Studio Cafe
11 pm Cerritos Center
Monday, Aug. 27
4 pm LW Chorale/Dog Gone Days
5 pm July 4 LW/Rock-a-Bula
6 pm Studio Cafe
7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
8:10 pm McGaugh Go West!
9 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
9:30 pm Life & Times in SB—
Rich Harbour
11 pm Live at the Ford Theater
Tuesday, Aug. 28
4 pm Glen Ivy RV Park/
LW Poker Tourney
4:30 pm FALW Vets 2018 Picnic
5:30 pm Rock-a-Bula/LW Poker/Dog Gone Days
6 pm Calvary Chapel
6:30 pm LW Chorale
7:30 pm Velvetones
8:30 pm Studio Cafe
9:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
11 pm Cerritos Center
Wednesday, Aug. 29
4 pm July 4 LW/Rock-A-Bula
5 pm Glen Ivy RV park/
Dog gone Days
5:30 pm FALW Vets 2018 Picnic
6:30 pm McGaugh 1st Grade
Weather Show
7:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
9 pm Studio Cafe
10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
10:30 pm Cerritos Center
*All programming is subject to change.
GRF to close CH 3 and 4 for Expo
The GRF will host the annual Seal Beach and GRF Club Expo on Saturday, Sept. 15, necessitating all reservations to be canceled on Friday, Sept. 14, in addition to Sept. 15. The clubhouses will reopen for business as usual at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Clubs or organizations who want to be relocated should contact the Reservations Office in Building 5 in person as soon as possible. Space availability will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations can be made by phone. The GRF regrets any inconvenience the cancellations may cause.
Clubs that have not yet responded but still want to participate in the Club Expo should contact the Reservations Office by email at to be considered.
Christian Movie Series
Wednesday evening, Aug. 29, will be the final film of the Assembly of God Church’s summer series. “I Can Only Imagine” will be shown in Clubhouse 2 at 6 p.m. It has been shown in Leisure World a few times.
The film is based on the true story behind the MercyMe song of the same name, which is the best selling Christian single of all time.
It tells the true story of band frontman Bart Millard’s complicated relationship with his abusive father, played by Dennis Quaid. The film also stars Trace Adkins, Madeline Carroll, Cloris Leachman and newcomer J. Michael Finley as Millard.
The movie has made over $40 million since coming out in mid-March and continues to do strong business.
People are welcome to bring their own popcorn, sodas, etc. and enjoy the company of others (in air-conditioned comfort).
Amphitheater Movie Night
New movies will be shown on a giant screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights through Sept. 7. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Movies start at 8 p.m.
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
Garden Club Plant Sale Today
The Leisure World Garden Club will hold a sale of potted plants today, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The sale will be held in Mutual 6 at 1400 Mayfield Road, Apt-I.
The plants will range in price from $1-$2.50, and the proceeds from the sale will help the club to support local charities. All are invited to come and shop.
Astronomy Club meets Sept. 5
The Astronomy Club will meet Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in Clubouse 3, Room 3. All are welcome.
A video explaining how the universe works will be shown. It will take several weeks to finish so people can come to any meeting and see it. It will be repeated. A short discussion follows the video.
There will be snacks and coffee.
The 10-inch Dobsonian telescope will be set up. It provides clear views of planets and other astronomical objects.
There was an exceptional night for astronomy at the August meeting.
Mars was closer to earth, which provided a great view. Saturn and Jupiter were also observed.
The weather should be clear in September, and the club has many enthusiasts who are knowledgable and friendly.
Leisure Time Dancers
The Leisure Time Dancers invites everyone, including new members, on Mondays for ballroom dance classes in Clubhouse 6. Instructor Richard Sharrard continues the lively series.
A class in Texas two-step, a fun, easy and casual country dance, starts at 2 p.m. and the upbeat Latin cha-cha starts at 3 p.m.
Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. We especially need ladies, because there are more men than women.
Sharrard looks forward to seeing familiar faces and greeting new members. In mid-September, he will be on vacation.
Mitch Tannen will conduct the class beginning Sept. 17, with an all-Latin schedule of rumba and tango.
Cost is $6 for one hour, or $10 for two hours.
For more information, call Sharrard at 434-6334.
Amphitheater Rules
The Golden Rain Foundation is proud to present the 2018 Amphitheater season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:
• There is no video- or audio-taping of performers.
• Do not save seats. Seating is first-come, first-served.
• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.
• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.
• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles.
• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.
• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage.
• Leave walkers in the aisle.
• Handicap seating is at street level at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater.
• No pets are allowed.
• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1-1/2 hours before the program begins as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.
•Dancing is allowed only on the two side wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.
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.
2018 Amphitheater 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.
8/23 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
Casting Call for Comics
The Video Producers Club has issued a casting call for a comedy TV play, no experience necessary, no auditions. There are easy lines to learn. Senior women and men are needed. The story takes place onboard a cruise ship. The Video Producers Club will film the play at Clubhouse 3. Actors and crew get free a DVD of the performance, and the play will be presented on YouTube and local TV.
Actors will rehearse on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m., today, Aug. 23, Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 and 13.
For more information, email Joe Osuna at or text him at 822-8216.
OLLI Class Registration
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at CSULB offers Leisure World classes for the fall semester, Oct. 1-Nov. 17. There are also many interesting classes on the Long Beach campus, only 10 minutes away. Residents receive priority registration for LW classes.
Classes offered in LW this session are:
• Short Story Discussion Group Monday, 2:30-4 p.m.
• Korean Memoir Writing Tuesday, 1:30-3 p.m.
• Understanding and Managing
Troubling Emotions Tuesday, 2:30-4 p.m.
• Here’s Johnny, Here’s Merv,
Here’s Jack Parr Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m.
• Watercolor for Beginners Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.
• Longevity Stick Thursday , 8:30-9:30 a.m.
• Advanced Watercolor Thursday 1-3 p.m.
• Our Body in Health and Disease Friday 10-11:30 a.m.
For a complete listing of all classes and other information, call 985-8237 or visit Course catalogues and registration forms are also available at the LW Library
Video Producers Club
Learn how to use your cell phone or tablet to take videos from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesdays: Beginners, second and fourth Wednesdays; general information, first and third Wednesdays.
Learn how to transfer VHS tapes to DVD and audio cassettes to discs on Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon.
The Video Producers Club is located in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A; free. For more information, call the VPC room at 431-6586, ext. 287, or drop by weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon.
LW Poetry
This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The club’s Poetry Workshop meets on the first Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The Fiction/Nonfiction Group meets on the second Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
A New Day
Today is just arriving there’s a sunbeam on my sill.
The moon is losing its color and the air is very still.
The sandman’s taking leave of my sleepy eyes
As I welcome back the daylight that is on the rise.
It’s such a quiet time of day before the world awakes.
Now the beauty seems untarnished as morning breaks.
It opens shop by lifting up the earthly morning shade,
I watch as all the twinkling, wishing stars begin to fade.
The bustles of our daily lives come tripping down the street
And the sounds are like the shuffle of a thousand busy feet.
I can see the active crowds as they begin to grow;
They all have many places they shall surely go.
For many engaging hours the silent solitude is gone,
Moving toward the evening, curtains will be drawn.
The noisy world continues throughout the day,
And slowly sunlight once again goes on its way.
Darkness comes upon us and the sunlight turns to eve.
It’s the same as days before when daylight takes its leave.
We welcome back the sandman with very weary eyes;
Another day awaits us in a soft and sweet disguise.
—Nancy Maggio
ICT presents ‘Glass Menagerie’
International City Theatre presents “The Glass Menagerie,” the iconic American classic that launched the career of playwright Tennessee Williams. John Henry Davis directs William’s most personal work, opening Aug. 24 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. A low-priced previews is today, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m.
Set in 1935, “The Glass Menagerie” centers on the Wingfield family who live together in a cramped St. Louis flat, abandoned by Wingfield senior years earlier.
Burt Grinstead stars as Tom, the play’s narrator, now the breadwinner, who works at a dreary shoe factory warehouse during the day, but slips away nightly to the movies. Jennifer Parsons plays Amanda, a faded southern belle who tries to be a caring mother, but whose meddling and nagging are difficult for her adult children to take. Lizzie Zerebko is Tom’s sister, Laura, a shy, frightened young woman with fragile nerves and a lame leg; she seldom leaves the apartment, instead busying herself with her “glass menagerie” of miniature animals. Rounding out the cast is Emilio Garcia-Sanchez as Jim O’Connor, Tom’s co-worker from the warehouse, and Laura’s high school crush.
Williams’ autobiographical “memory play” captures the fragility and stifled yearning of characters clinging to hope against the harsh realities of a rapidly changing world. Based on his own family, Williams depiction of the tragic circumstances that ultimately led to a life fraught with alcoholism, anger and regret is a drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty that has never lost its truthfulness or its impact.
“The world was undergoing tremendous upheaval in the ‘30s and ‘40s, and Williams was writing about the intense trauma experienced by his own family during that time,” says director Davis. “This first work of youthful genius throws a flash of illumination onto his fierce desire to escape his mother’s control as well as his precious memory of his fragile sister. Williams reminds us, with humor and astonishing perception, how powerful family ties are, telling us we never can really escape them, no matter how hard we try.”
The play, which began life as a short story “Portrait of a Girl in Glass,” was completed by Williams in 1943. Then, while working as a screenwriter for MGM in Hollywood, he rewrote the story into the unsuccessful script, “The Gentleman Caller.” Finally, in 1944 the work evolved into “The Glass Menagerie.”
It premiered that year in Chicago, where it overcame a shaky start. Championed by critics whose enthusiasm helped build audiences, the producers moved the play to Broadway where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
The triumph launched Williams’ career , and what Williams later called “the catastrophe of success.”
It has since received numerous Broadway revivals with actors such as Piper Laurie, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris and Jessica Lange in the role of Amanda. The 2013 revival starring Cherry Jones received seven Tony nominations.
The Glass Menagerie runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., Aug. 24-Sept. 9. A preview performance will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $47 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $49 on Saturdays and Sundays, except for Aug. 24 (opening night) for which tickets are $55 and include a post-performance reception with the actors. Preview tickets are $35.
International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 East Seaside Way, Long Beach.
For reservations and information, call 436-4610 or go to
Restaurant Review
Catch of the Day
6854 Edinger Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647
(714) 841-5472
John and Lynn Mertz
by Lynn R. Heath
LW contributor
Alexis Sweeney, Brenda Sinatra and Lynn R. Heath took a drive to Huntington Beach to the Catch of the Day, one of Lynn’s favorite restaurants that she has been sharing with her friends.
So the girls said, “Yes!” to this delicious fishery and was delighted with the fresh amazing food with fresh fish of every kind, plus side dishes that will tantalize your palette. There is wine to accent each dish. They also have beer or you can bring your own drink and share with your friends.
If you are longing for that coleslaw with raisins that will bring you back to old-time barbecue in the summer, they have that too. The clam chowder, both Manhattan and New England, has more than clams. It is loaded with fresh fish that will melt in your mouth.
Each dish has two sides and generous portions, so come hungry or you will be taking a doggie bag home with you.
Top off your meal with a delicious dessert of mud pie, turtle pie or grasshopper pie with sherbet or vanilla ice cream.
It’s like being at your own party where everyone knows your name. John Mertz makes sure of that. He welcomes everyone and makes sure that all are enjoying their meal for the evening.
Be sure to treat yourself to Catch of the Day six days a week (closed on Mondays) for dinner starting at 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. with affordable prices and personable dining experience.
We are telling all our friends to check this amazing eatery. Now it is your turn the have the experience for yourself. Tell John and Lynn “hello” from us.
Friends Bookstore
The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the adjacent Friends Bookstore.
Come and browse for bargains in books, cards, puzzles and more from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday. People can also make donations there.
OC Fair Wrap-Up
The 128th OC Fair welcomed a record 1,470,636 guests who enjoyed 35 sold-out shows, ate hundreds of thousands of chocolate chip cookies and freed their inner farmers by greeting 11 new piglets at Centennial Farm.
“2018 was a banner year for the OC Fair in so many ways,” said OC Fair & Event Center CEO Kathy Kramer. “We want to thank the community for coming out in record-breaking numbers to enjoy the best celebration of the summer. We’re proud that 87 percent of guests surveyed said they increased their knowledge of agriculture and gave us a 4.62 overall enjoyment rating (out of 5).”
Through its community programs, the OC Fair collected 11,055 children’s books, 10,769 items of clothing, 8,849 cans of food and 8,229 school supplies for local charities through the We Care Wednesday program during which guests received free admission with their donation.
The Friends of the Fair program welcomed 4,501 guests with special needs for a free VIP experience while the OC Fair Kids Club brought 1,150 children from local Title 1 programs to the Fair for a special experience that included free admission and rides, a gift card and bus service.
The final audited attendance figures show an increase of 10 percent from the 2017 number of 1,334,753.
Final revenue numbers will be released in October.
“The annual Fair funds our community give-back programs, agriculture education and supports Centennial Farm and Heroes Hall, so a great year for the Fair pays dividends all year long,” said Kramer.
This year the OC Fair offered more discounts and promotions than ever to help make the event more accessible. New in 2018 was Overalls Day and 3,140 fairgoers received free admission on Thursdays when they wore the denim classics. And a new carnival wristband deal was added to Sundays.
The most popular one-time promotion was the opening day “Free Till 3” admission and parking deal and 38,091 guests arrived early on July 13 to get the party started. Some 16,610 veterans and military personnel received free admission during the fair and their family members purchased 22,647 discounted tickets.
On Thursdays, 25,158 children received free admission for Kids Day; more than 13,000 free carnival rides were given to children who participated in the Read and Ride program.
Fisher House donations total more than $2,400
The GRF Recreation Department, with the assistance of the American Legion, Post 327, and the Legion Auxiliary, collected $2,446.85 and one new monthly credit card donor to help support Fisher House, a 16-bedroom house at the Long Beach Veterans Medical Center that provides a temporary home to families of hospitalized veterans.
“It was a great event for Fisher House,” said Steven T. Kuykendall, president and CEO of Fisher House, who thanked everyone for their generous support.
The drive was part of the Aug. 16 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. The goal is to participate in the nation’s promise and obligation to support military personnel who have sacrificed for American freedom and security.
Authorspeak! hosts sci-fi writer Sept. 5
Rob Preece, author of “Blood Star,” will speak at 11 a.m. on Sept. 5 at Veterans Plaza next to the LW Library.
The talk is part of the summer Authorspeak series hosted by the LW Library.
Preece discovered science fiction in the fifth grade but didn’t actually start writing it until he had a career bump while working in the high-tech industry.
Although his career gave him an appreciation for gadgets and technology, science fiction is ultimately about people and how they relate to the changes that new technologies and new worlds create.
In his most recently published work “Blood Star,” Rob examines human settlement in space where corporations have replaced geographically bounded governments, trade in humans is widespread, and a virus has specifically been engineered to kill adults and leave children unharmed. There are unexpected consequences for those caught between childhood and adulthood. One of these in the middle, Kari Lorne, finds herself hunted and in trouble in a deteriorating town on a forsaken moon. She is intent on finding the younger sister she was charged with protecting. Kari soon learns that her sister wasn’t taken by a rogue slaver. Instead, the entire corporate system is set up to prey on the weak in favor of the rich and powerful.
Preece grew up in southern California, attended UC Santa Cruz, earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, and has worked as an economist, a marketing and product manager in the high-tech field, and founded one of the early electronic publishing companies specializing in affordable electronic fiction.
He lives in Long Beach with his author-wife Karen Leabo. When he’s not writing, Rob studies martial arts, enjoys bicycling, and plays and teaches competitive bridge.
Copper Enameling Class
The next copper enameling class will be conducted Aug. 24 in the Clubhouse 4 Lapidary Room from 9 a.m.-noon. Come make jewelry and other small items. The class is limited to 10. Sign up in the Lapidary Room.
Community Karaoke
The Community Karaoke Club thanks Ric Dizon and his helpers for being the KJ for the week.
He’s done a great job inputting karaoke songs and keeping the evening flowing in a timely fashion.
The enthusiastic audience showed appreciation for the karaoke singers. Sometimes they are moved by the words of the songs like “Lead Me Guide Me” or reminiscing with songs like “Unchained Melody” or laughing with the words from “Achy Breaky Heart.”
Each Wednesday night in Clubhouse 1 brings a nice crowd to socialize, celebrate the occasional birthday and just enjoy karaoke members singing their hearts out. All are welcome.
—Margie Thompson

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Water conservation helps future generations and saves money
by Mark Weaver
GRF facilities director
California suffered a very serious five-year drought from 2012-2016 and many counties, including Orange County, were declared exceptional drought areas with widespread water shortages or restrictions; shortages of water in reservoirs, streams and wells creating water emergencies: and widespread crop and pasture losses.
On May 9, 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order to establish long-term conservation measures including permanent water use standards and monthly water-use reporting.
The drought state of emergency was officially declared over in all but four counties on April 7, 2017, but water reporting continues and permanent standards remain in place.
The “new normal” in California is for citizens to continue using water supplies as efficiently as possible.
The average Californian uses 196 gallons of water per day. More significantly, up to 70 percent of that water is used outdoors watering plants or filling swimming pools. By making sure every drop counts, residents can make a huge difference in protecting this resource for future generations.
The following are water saving tips to be stewards for water conservation.
• There’s nothing as refreshing as a cold drink of water, but don’t let the faucet run to get it (pipes in the attic). Chill a container of water in the refrigerator instead.
• Avoid running the faucet over frozen food to defrost it; put it in the refrigerator the night before. Use the microwave defrost setting.
• Rethink any tasks usually performed under running water—washing vegetables or brushing teeth. A gallon of water is wasted if the faucet is half open for one minute. Use a dishpan or bowl to catch the water instead of letting it run down the drain. Then pour the water from the bowl onto plants.
Washing machines and dishwashers consume the most water, so they are important places to start any water-conservation efforts.
• Set the water level on the washing machine to match the size of the load. Try to avoid doing frequent small loads; whenever possible, run the machine with a full load.
• Dishes do not need to be rinsed before putting them in the dishwasher. Hand rinsing dishes under the faucet uses a lot of water. If the dishwasher has a pre-rinse cycle, try using it instead of hand rinsing. If a dish or two isn’t completely clean after the dishwasher cycle, finish the job by hand.
• Like the washing machine, only run the dishwasher when it’s full. If there are only a few dishes, wash them by hand in a sink—not under a running faucet. Use a second basin or dishpan for rinsing.
The bathroom offers the next biggest opportunity to save water.
• Make sure toilets are all working properly. According to the American Water Works Association, the average American home loses 14 percent of all water used to leaks. If there is a problem call a Mutual director. And, remember, the toilet is not a waste basket.
•If water is heard running in an adjacent apartment, call security.
•Keep showers as brief as possible or turn the water off while shaving or scrubbing in the stall.
•Those with a bathtub, should close the drain while the water warms up then adjust the temperature. Monitor the tub as it fills, and turn the water off at the half-way mark.
•Turn off tap water while brushing your teeth
• Use a broom before a garden hose to wash off the patio or side walk.
• Turn in problems to the Mutual director when there is a problem with the sprinklers.
• Use the car wash located at Clubhouse 2, where the water is recycled.
•Water early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler complying with state/city regulations
Water conservation begins with each person. If each member makes a few simple adjustments in household routines, the community can conserve thousands of gallons of water and save thousands of dollars each year.
Remember—use water wisely, save water, (because) every drop counts and none should be wasted.
Dr. Haider is guest speaker tomorrow
Dr. Rudolf Haider will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
Dr. Haider has practiced medicine in Leisure World since 1990, first at the Leisure World Health Care Center and then Optum Care Medical Group for the past two years. He intends to continue serving this community for many years to come.
His level of expertise is in geriatrics, having trained in this field at East Carolina University School of Medicine , with a family medicine residency at the University of Iowa.
Physicians caring for the older adult need to be aware and focus, not only on the patient’s well-being, but on the ability for the person to stay independent and functional in their daily activities.
The geriatric visit should be a constant assessment of the individual as it relates to his/her environment. Attention to the patient’s medications, immunization status, mental health evaluation for depression and memory impairment, the risk of falls and other behavioral risks are some of the issues to address during the doctor-patient visit.
As part of the Optum Care team, Dr. Haider looks forward to serving the Leisure World community and continue to uphold high standards of patient care.
The Sunshine Club is designed to help all different ethnic people to get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information. The classes use LW Weekly as a textbook to go over LW news, general columns, etc.
Arrive a few minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. and bring a mug or cup to participate in the “Save the Earth” program.
The club has frequent guest speakers to familiarize shareholders with the community and others from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW.
The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (Room 4 on the first Friday). There are no membership dues, and everyone in LW is welcome.
For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339
Re-register to continue Ralph’s donations to GAF
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is enrolled in two rebate programs, AmazonSmile and the Ralph’s Community Rebate, that give .05 percent of qualifying purchases to GAF.
The Ralph’s Community Rebate begins anew each year on Sept. 1 and everyone must re-register to participate. Even participants registered as recently as July or August 2018, are required to re-register again beginning Sept. 1.
The GAF thanks residents for their participation in the Ralph’s Reward program and hopes that they will remain active in it. To ensure the GAF continues to receive benefits from the program, register or re-register beginning Sept. 1 online at or by calling (800) 443-4438.
Step-by-step instructions are available at the website, Click on Community, then Community Contributions, and “Enroll Now.”
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support GAF every time the registered person shops on Amazon, at no cost to them.
To participate visit and choose Golden Age Foundation as the charitable organization, then log on to and begin shopping.
It’s illegal to throw batteries in trash; GAF makes recycling easy in LW
Batteries are just a fact of life. Everyone uses them and sooner or later they die. In the past people would dump them into the trash and forget about them. Now people know better. Batteries are full of nasty chemicals that if thrown away will eventually leach into the groundwater. Expensive chemicals in used batteries are lost and have to be replaced. So recycling batteries makes sense.
In Leisure World, recycling small batteries is inexpensive and easy. The Golden Age Foundation (GAF), the local charitable group affiliated with Leisure World, picks up the tab for the cost of the recycling. Last year that tab amounted to $3,234.81.
There are four places to deposit expended small batteries:
• LW Weekly office located at the west end of the Amphitheater complex. It’s open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
• Hospitality Center area of Clubhouse 6. The clubhouse is open from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. most days. Stop by for some coffee, cookies and conversation on weekday mornings 9-11 a.m.
• Golf starter shack.
• Popup collection center during the GAF paper shredding service. This is a popular way to get rid of excess papers and batteries at the same time. Watch the LW Weekly for details.
Golden Age Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of shareholders and residents.
Its purpose is to make the community a better and happier place to live. When there is a well-defined need calling for a solution, GAF will fit it whenever possible.
The Golden Age Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable tax deduction. The tax ID is 23-7273105.
For more information, call 431-9589.
Thursday computer class added
The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, Keith Bague and Max Smith.
• 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)
There will be no classes in September due to Jewish holidays.
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
LB Community Band performs at 8 p.m.
The Long Beach Community Band will close out its summer concert series, “An Evening of Film Music,” at the Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m.
Conductor Greg Flores will lead the band with music from such noted film composers as John Williams, Maurice Jaurre, Nino Rota, Elmer Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Miklos Rozsa, Ennio Morricone and others. The program will feature several arrangements that are exclusive to the Long Beach Community Band and won’t be heard anywhere else.
Established in 1947 by James Son, the Long Beach Community Band is a volunteer organization performing many styles of music, ranging from symphonic literature and traditional wind band music to motion picture soundtracks, popular music, show tunes and jazz.
This is the 10th consecutive year the band has performed in Leisure World. There will be no charge for admission to the concert; however, the band accepts donations to assist in its mission to perform free concerts and to provide a high-level musical experience for instrumentalists whose vocations are typically unrelated to the field of music.
Lunch, cards slated Aug. 24
The Leisure World Social Club will meet tomorrow, Aug. 24, for lunch and cards. The club meets on the fourth Friday of the month.
Pizza, salad, snacks, coffee and tea will be served this month.
Be sure to call Marge Earls, 799-8449, to cancel a table reservations. Last month three tables failed to cancel.
The positions of president, vice president and treasurer need to be filled. The current board is stepping down.
All invited to bingo Sunday
Bingo sponsored by a different club each week is played Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome.
The games on Sunday, Aug. 26, will be hosted by the American Legion. Complimentary refreshments are served.
The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese Guild of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion, fourth and fifth Sundays.
Attend Angels game, fireworks on Sept. 29
The Recreation Department is planning a final Leisure World Day at Angel Stadium for residents and their guests.
The fourth game will feature the Angels vs. the Oakland A’s on Saturday, Sept. 29. This is the second-to-the-last game of the regular season.
The previous three games hosted by GRF sold out.
Seats are not reserved until paid for. If accessible seating is required, it must be requested at the time of purchase and is subject to stadium availability.
Tickets will be presold at the Recreation Office for $38, which includes transportation.
Tickets are $3 more than usual as a fireworks show is included after the game.
A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50.
All payment forms are accepted, and purchases are non-refundable. Participants need to complete a release form, also available at the Recreation Office.
For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586, ext. 326, or email
Mutual 2’s annual picnic is Aug. 29
All Mutual 2 residents are invited to the third annual picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. The picnic will be held on the greenbelt between buildings 20, 21, 34 and 37. Bring a favorite dish to share: entrees, salads, appetizers, desserts, etc., and favorite beverages.
The mutual will supply plates, plasticware, napkins and water. Bring chairs (and a table if you have one) and save the date.
For more information or to volunteer, email Barbara at
—Barbara McFall
Used vehicle sale is on Saturday
On the fourth Saturday of each month, shareholders/members can sell any used motorized vehicle in the Administration Parking Lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Aug. 25.
Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner or representative does not need to be present, but is allowed to display a single “For Sale” sign no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches on the vehicle, to include a phone number.
The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events.
For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.
Deaths caused by excessive heat
In recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat, generally 10 degrees or more above average, often combined with excessive humidity.
Forecasters use these terms when a heat wave is predicted:
• Excessive Heat Watch – Conditions are favorable for excessive heat that will meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours.
• Heat Advisory – Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for one to two days (daytime highs, 100-105 degrees Fahrenheit).
• Excessive Heat Warning – Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least two days with daytime highs in the 105-110 degree Fahrenheit range.
Excessive heat can cause heat stress that leads to heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke.
To avoid heat stress
• Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even when not feeling thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
• Eat small meals and eat more often.
• Avoid extreme temperature changes.
•Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
• Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
• Postpone outdoor games and activities.
• Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
• Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
• Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.
During heat waves people are susceptible to three heat-related conditions, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Heat cramps are muscular pains and spasms that usually occur in the legs or abdomen. Heat cramps are often an early sign that the body is having trouble with the heat.
Get the person to a cooler place and have him or her rest in a comfortable position. Lightly stretch the affected muscle and gently massage the area.
Give an electrolyte-containing fluid, such as a commercial sports drink, fruit juice or milk. Water may also be given. Do not give the person salt tablets.
Heat exhaustion is a more severe condition than heat cramps. Heat exhaustion often affects athletes, firefighters, construction workers and factory workers. It also affects those wearing heavy clothing in a hot, humid environment.
Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale, ashen or flushed skin; headache; nausea; dizziness; weakness; and exhaustion.
If a person is showing symptoms of heat exhaustion act immediately to prevent heat stroke or even death.
Move the person to a cooler environment with circulating air. Do not leave the person alone.
Remove or loosen as much clothing as possible and apply cool, wet cloths or towels to the skin. Fanning or spraying the person with water also can help.
If symptoms include dizziness or lightheadedness, lay the victim on his/her back and raise the legs six-eight inches. If symptoms include nausea or upset stomach, lay the victim on their side.
If the person is conscious, provide small amounts of a cool fluid such as a commercial sports drink or fruit juice to restore fluids and electrolytes. Milk or water may also be given. Give about four ounces of fluid every 15 minutes.
If the person’s condition does not improve or if he or she refuses water, has a change in consciousness, or vomits, call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
Symptoms of heat stroke include dry, pale skin with no sweating; hot skin that looks sunburned; mood changes such as irritability, confusion or the inability to think straight; seizures; or unconsciousness with no response.
For someone experiencing heat stroke call 9-1-1 immediately and follow the procedures for heat exhaustion in addition to using ice pack under the arm pits and groin area.
Cathie Merz
Unlike hurricanes and some other natural hazards, earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning, but a little knowledge and a few precautions can increase the chances of surviving an earthquake — or any other type of hazard.
Preparing for earthquakes involves learning what people should do before, during and after earthquakes and is important to survival after the shaking stops.
Stock up on emergency supplies. These include battery operated radio (and extra batteries), flashlights (and extra batteries), first aid kit, bottled water, two weeks’ food and medical supplies, blankets, cooking fuel and tools needed to turn off gas, water and electric utilities.
Learn where the main turn-offs are for water, gas and electricity and how to shut them off.
Store heavy objects on lower shelves and store breakable objects in cabinets with latched doors. Don’t hang heavy mirrors or pictures above where people frequently sit or sleep.
Anchor heavy appliances and furniture such as water heaters, refrigerators and bookcases.
Store flammable liquids away from potential ignition sources such as water heaters, stoves and furnaces.
When the ground begins to shake, the most important thing to do is remain calm.
Most earthquakes are over in seconds, so knowing what to do instinctively is very important.
Learn the actions to take during the ground motion. If indoors, stay indoors, but avoid areas near windows, large mirrors, hanging objects, heavy furniture and fireplaces. If cooking, turn off the stove.
Drop, cover and hold-on until the shaking stops. The safest place in a room is under a strong desk or along interior walls. Cover head and neck with hands and arms.
If outdoors move to an open area and avoid high buildings, power poles, trees or other objects that could fall. Do not touch any fallen or damaged electrical wires or equipment.
If driving, slow down smoothly and stop on the side of the road. Avoid stopping on or under bridges and overpasses or under power lines, trees or large signs. Stay in the car.
After an earthquake, check for and attend to injuries if needed. Do not attempt to move seriously injured persons unless there is imminent danger of further injury.
Check for damage. Stay away from areas where extensive damage has occurred. Do not enter damaged buildings until inspected by professionals.
If there is a gas smell or the sound of gas leaking, get everyone outside and open windows and doors. Turn off the gas at the meter if safe to do so. Report the leak to the gas company and fire department.
Do not use any electrical appliances because a tiny spark could ignite the gas.
If the power is out, unplug major appliances to prevent possible damage when the power is turned back on.
If there are sparks, frayed wires or the smell of hot insulation, turn off electricity at the main fuse box or breaker. Do not step in water to turn off the breaker, call a professional.
Be prepared for aftershocks which generally follow major earthquakes and can cause further damage.
Do not use the telephone except in extreme emergencies.
Arrange for a contact out of the area to relay information to family members and loved ones. Make one call and let the contact relay information, keeping the lines open for emergency communication.
Instead send a text from a cell phone. Even when the ominous “all circuits are busy” recording comes on, texts still work as they operate on a parallel network to cell phones.
Honor banners on sale to display on Veterans Day
Golden Rain Foundation is offering Veterans Honor Banners for sale through the Recreation Department. Banners are posted 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. The banner will also include 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.
Backpacks donated to JFTB students
As students return to school for some “readin’ and ‘ritin’ and ‘rithmetic,” to quote the old song about “School Days,” they need pencils, paper, portfolio folders and backpacks.
The Rossmoor Woman’s Club recently presented 110 backpacks and the supplies to the Family Assistance program at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.
The program and the Bob Hope USO of Orange County plan to distribute the gifts to students in kindergarten-12th grade who are children of military personnel.

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On the Go
Day Trips
Music, Muppets & Marina Del Rey Leonard Bernstein at 100 & Jim Henson Exhibits. Aug. 30, $99, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287
Pauma Casino – 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
Admission is free Sept. 22
The public is invited to experience all parks, within the National Parks System without entrance fees on Sept. 22, National Public Lands Day, and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
The National Park System includes more than 84 million acres and is comprised of 417 sites, including national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields and national seashores. There is at least one national park or recreation area in every state.
“National parks connect all of us with our country’s amazing nature, culture and history,” said National Park Service Deputy Director Michael T. Reynolds. “The days that we designate as fee-free for national parks mark opportunities for the public to participate in service projects, enjoy ranger-led programs, or just spend time with family and friends exploring these diverse and special places. We hope that these fee-free days offer visitors an extra incentive to enjoy their national parks in 2018.”
To get the most out of a visit to a national park, slow down, drive less and walk or hike and find a quiet place to sit and contemplate.
National parks are laces to find inspiration. Major parks are crowded in the core areas, but usually a short distance away lies solitude with a respite from sights, sounds, smells and pressures of civilizations.
The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.
Last year, 331 million people visited national parks spending $18.4 billion, which supported 318,000 jobs across the country and had a $35 billion impact on the U.S. economy.
National parks are established by an act of the United States Congress.
Yellowstone was the first national park. The bill was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872. Sequoia and Yosemite were designated in 1890.
The Organic Act of 1916 created the National Park Service “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”
Criteria for the selection of national parks include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems and recreational opportunities.
National monuments are frequently chosen for their historical or archaeological significance. Fourteen national parks are designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, while 21 national parks are designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. Eight national parks are designated in both UNESCO programs.
Twenty-eight states have national parks, as do the territories of American Samoa and the United States Virgin Islands.
California has the most (nine), followed by Alaska (eight), Utah (five) and Colorado (four). The largest national park is Wrangell–St. Elias in Alaska at over 8 million acres. It is larger than each of the nine smallest states. The next three largest parks are also in Alaska. The smallest park is Gateway Arch National Park, Missouri, at approximately 192.83 acres. The total area protected by national parks is approximately 52.2 million acres.
The national parks set a visitation record in 2017, with more than 84 million visitors.
The most-visited national park is Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee, with over 11.3 million visitors in 2017. The park gets its name from the bluish mist that hovers in the valleys. It is world renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture.
The park embraces some of the oldest mountains on earth and is the meeting ground for northern and southern types of forests. It contains approximately 900 miles for winding trails along clear streams and waterfalls.
Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is the second most popular park with over 6.2 million visitors each year.
In contrast, only 11,177 people visited the remote Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska in the same year.
Senior passes allow unlimited use
A lifetime $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that charge an entrance fee.
Passes may be obtained in person at a federal recreation site or online and through the mail for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over.
A $20 annual Senior Pass is also available.
The pass provides entrance or access to pass owner and accompanying passengers in a single, private, non-commercial vehicle at Federally operated recreation sites across the country.
Photo identification may be required to verify ownership.
Passes are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass online or through the mail is $90, $80 for the Senior Pass and $10 for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
Senior passes may also provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch and specialized interpretive services, but does not generally cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessionaires.
Trip is planned to Plaza Olvera
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.
Pauma day-trip departs Sept. 12
The New York Club will escort a trip to Pauma Casino on Sept. 12.
The cost of the trip is $15, with $10 cash returned in the machine.
During the trip, bingo is played coming and going and snacks are served.
The bus picks up at Clubhouse 4, 7:15 a.m.; Amphitheater, 7:30; and outside St. Andrew’s Gate, 7:35.
For reservations and information, call Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.

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Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.
• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.
• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.
• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $12 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word.
• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.
• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the GRF Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.
• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of LW Weekly at the member classified advertising rate, $8 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.
In Memoriam
Ronald Snyder 63
Margaret Gutowski 89
Angus Umunnakwe 72
Fritz Moller 84
Manuel Colchado 61
Anne McClelland 83
Andrea Williams 39
Lupe Kaiser 78
Elisa Rosales 94
Michael Grant 61
Tony Grant 42
Randolph Krauss 98
Gladys Morgan 86
Elliott Sternovsky 57
Clive Graham 69
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
Are you a weaver or do you want to learn to weave? Please call Rosie 714-878-1181. 09/06
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 12/27
My grey cat, Lady Bug, has been missing for 2 weeks. She is small adult female and she’s cross-eyed. Please call 203-520-4050
or Chris at 562-596-5622. 08/30
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 08/23
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. 10/25
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. 10/25
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 08/23
GRASP TV Services
TV Handyman Setup,
Mounting and Trouble-shooting.
Call: 714-263-6240
CA LICENSE #531319. 10/25
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. 10/25
(562) 600-0014
LW resident, Rich Livitski Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 10/04
Leisure World
Helping Leisure World
Let’s raise your ears – I’ll make you look your best! Call 562-565-3683.
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 8 am-5 pm, 562-431-4026, 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. 09/20
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. 08/23
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
714-620-9474 09/13
1 hr/minimum for most services.
Young, fast, friendly, trustworthy LW resident with plenty
of references, clearance and Uber certified driver.
CALL Susie 1(828) 537-0437.
Licensed: SHE0007.
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?
Live-in or live-out. Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 11/08
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state.
Gloria 949-371-7425. 11/08
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 of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.
Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 11/08
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
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 09/27
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 11/29
Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 09/13
Dog walker/pet sitter
Dog/pet walker, sitter, or daily check in service. Rate vary depending on individual needs or income.
Katrina (714) 356-0103. 08/30
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Pride 4-wheel scooter. Almost new. Red. Has accessories – cover, flag, baskets (front & back) & charger. $1,100 OBO. 562-755-7553. 09/06
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
Scooter for sale. Roundabout scooter. Almost new. Asking $450.
540-676-2346. 08/23
Pride Victory 10 3-wheeler scooter. Like new! $900. 562-338-3833. 08/23
Permobil motorized wheelchair. Very good condition. Comes with rechargeable battery & cord, owner’s manual & brand new wheelchair “backpack”. Completely adjustable & collapses for storage. Last serviced 9/20/17 w/1-year warranty. $750 OBO Ready to sell.
Call Sally 562-685-1205. 08/23
For Sale 2012 Cricket Golf Cart. Showing at Administration Building parking lot 8/25/18 – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 626-675-0705. 08/23
INEXPENSIVE shuttle service, airports, markets, etc., Seal Beach Business License #AB0001.
562-881-2093. 08/23
Transportation for appointments, help with shopping and various errands. Household duties like laundry, meal prep, bill paying, organizing and clean out rooms, closets, and hard reach cupboards and shelves.
**I don’t do housecleaning. I am not a caregiver.**
Charge $20/hour, 3 hour minimum required. References available. Debbie Hawkins:
Call or Text (949) 370-8518. 09/13
Trailers Wanted
Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 08/23
Wanted: Reliable motorcycle.
562-206-0025. 08/23
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
Wanted HP scanner-printer.
562-596-3429. 08/23
Timeshare for sale: 2 consecutive weeks at Aruba Beach Club. Weeks 25&26 in the same room. Asking $3,000 for both. 540-676-2346. 08/23
In good condition red leather couch $125, beige sofa $50.
562-431-7610. 08/23
Solid oak dining table & 4 chairs. Cost $1,200. Sell $225, and oak coffee table, cost $500, sell $100 OBO. 562-225-8796. 08/23
52” ceiling fan, remote, new $125. Krups coffeemaker $20, bike helmet $15. 310-991-6626. 08/23
Sun Traditional tricycle for sale. Almost new. Red color. Comes with a lock. $350. 562-852-1010. 08/30
St. John knit suit, worn once – $150, size 14. iPad – $75. Beautiful wig – was $250, almost new – DK blonde – highlights $35. TV ears – $40.
Call 562-896-6500. 08/23
3-wheel bike, good condition, light blue/grey color. Comes with a pump and a lock. $175.
Jackie 562-537-0994. 08/23
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Casa Blanca (Bogart)
Star Wars (Harrison Ford)
Bullit (Steve McQueen)
Gone with the Wind (C. Gable)
Lord of the Rings tril.
Raging Bull (R. DeNiro)
Posters are free in exchange for
a cash donation for St. Jude
Children Research Hospital. Amphitheater parking lot
(near the Post Office),
12 noon on Thurs./Fri. first come.
Patio Sale by owner – Mutual 12-39E, 1740 Interlachen. Aug. 23, 24, 9-2 p.m. Brown leather recliner. Ornate CalKing bed set, 2 tall metal chairs. Leather/wood dinette set, foot & leg massager. New microwave cart. 08/23
Patio Sale by owner- Mutual 12, 1660 Glen View Rd, 78B. Thurs., Fri, Sat., Aug. 23,24,25, 9-3 p.m. Ladies St. John’s suite size 2, Ladies jackets size 14-18, men’s suites size 36, lots of other stuff.
LW Garden Club plant sale 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thurs, Aug. 23. Mutual 6, 57 i Nothing over $2.50.
Neighborhood Sale – Mutual 5, 96A on the green, 8/23, 8-2 p.m. Bargains Galore.
Estate Sale by heir – Mutual 9-233H, 13121 Oak Hills Rd., Aug. 23 and 24, 9-2 p.m. Flat screen TV’s, sleigh bed, queen mattress, fireplace, sofa-dining table and 6 chairs. Many cooking and kitchen items, kitchen island, crystal, lamps, coffee and end tables.
Patio Sale by owner – 1950 McKinney Way, 11C, Mutual 15. Aug. 23 & 24, 9-3 p.m. 3 sets of good silverware, some nickel plated silver, jewelry & boxes, pictures, small furniture, golf clubs, New Wave oven, queen size sheets, book case & small furniture, cedar chests, kitchenware, candles, clothes, hats, shoes, baskets, decorative boxes, some Christmas items.
Estate Sale – 13250 N. Fairfield, 173K, Mutual 7, August 23, 24, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Mission style couch, sleeper sofa, rocker, recliner, dressers, full house. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 Seal Beach License GDD0001. 13101 Nassau Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at
Estate Sale – Mutual 4, 87H, 1421 Golden Rain Rd., Aug. 23rd and 24th, Thurs and Friday, from
9 am to 2 pm. This house is loaded. Womens clothes, dining table w/4 chairs, flat screen TV, curio, matching coffee and end tables, lamps, dresser armoire, 2 jewelry cabinets, matching sofa and loveseat, nick nacks, kitchen items and lots more. Please come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.
Yard Sale by owner – Mutual 6, 13401 St. Andrews Dr., 128G. Aug. 25. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. A lot of miscellaneous items.
Patio Sale by owner – Mutual 17, 13601 Del Monte Dr., 44A. Aug. 23 & 24. 9 – 2 p.m. Vintage China hutch, coffee table and end table French Provencial. Knick knacks, costume jewelry. Round dinette table and 4 chairs.
Patio Sale – 1502 Golden Rain Rd., Apt. 46L. Thurs. 23rd & Fri. 24th, 8-4 p.m. 562-506-6122.
Kitchen table & 2 chairs, 2 suitcases, lamps, swivel rocker, books, lots of clothes, dresses, like new. Bedding for twin, queen/full sizes, new-never used, some quilts, some reversable comforters & pillow shams. Lots of tops & shorts. These are on sale for *buy one get one free*. Come early for best selection.
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

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