Oct 22 2020
Monarch Waystation is first in Mutual 2
by Christine Harris
Mutual 2 Landscape Chair
On Aug. 30, Mutual 2 became the first mutual in Leisure World to have an official, registered and certified Monarch Waystation—that’s a habitat providing the necessary resources for monarchs during their breeding and migration seasons. The beautiful byway located on Monterey Road by Building 14 along the Westminster wall was certified by MonarchWatch.org.
Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to mountains in central Mexico where they wait out the winter until conditions favor a return flight in the spring. The monarch migration is truly one of the world’s greatest natural wonders yet it is threatened by habitat loss at overwintering grounds in Mexico and throughout breeding areas in the United States and Canada. MonarchWatch works to create places that provide resources necessary to produce successive generations of monarchs and sustain their migrations.
The Mutual 2 butterfly garden is one of 31,000 habitats registered by Monarch Watch across the U.S. The LW project has been in the works since last year. Under President Peggy Keller’s leadership, it became reality in April 2020.
This was a true community project: Jose Anguiano from J&J Landscaping dug the ground, installed sprinklers and planted 34 small plants. The initial design consisted of five boulders, milkweed in the center, two concentric circles of lantana and Mexican heather, four Buddleia, also called butterfly bushes, and two Mexican sages in opposing corners. Gradually, more plants were added: sunflowers (grown from seeds), black-eyed Susans, mandevillas and cassias, donated by Debbie Cobb, Dave Mueller and Barbara Berget (from Mutual 8). Mueller also added a beautifully scalloped edge.
Sunflowers are a nectar bar for butterflies and hummingbirds. The garden is designed to attract different types of butterflies: swallowtails, sulphurs, monarchs, queens, painted ladies, mourning cloaks and skippers.
The milkweed is growing fast, and gardeners hope it will be ready for the monarchs when they return because their caterpillars have a ravenous appetite. Each will eat one big leaf per hour. When they are fully grown, caterpillars will sometimes wander far away from their host plant to pupate.
Milkweed was planted in the center of the garden to discourage them from crawling onto the grass and dying.
Leisure World residents who want to raise monarch caterpillars should remember:
• Caterpillars sometimes die for no apparent reason, but most often it is from poisoning (milkweed plants that have been treated with pesticides by the wholesaler).
• Pesticides, whether they are organic or not, are deadly for insects.
• Caterpillars and chrysalises can be infected by tachinid flies. Little white threads will hang down from the chrysalis; infected caterpillars should be destroyed, as the flies lay eggs in chrysalises and maggots will emerge once the host has died.
• Milkweed plants can get infested with aphids. These are little orange spongy critters with black legs that suck the plant dry. In so doing, they compete with caterpillars for food. If you see them on plants, remove them because they have an incredibly high rate of reproduction.
Everyone is welcome to come and visit this little piece of wilderness by Building 14, close to the Westminster wall. You will love it.
OC Vote Options in LW
Recently, there have been inquiries and complaints regarding ballot collection inside Leisure World Seal Beach, causing confusion as to what the legal voting options are for residents.
In order to dispel rumor and misinformation, the Recreation Department contacted the Orange County Registrar of Voters for clarification. To vote in the community, here are your options:
• Mail your ballot via USPS.
• Use the official Ballot Drop Box, located near the bus hub at the Amphitheater.
• Vote in person on Oct. 30 at the Orange County Registrar’s Pop-up Vote Center at the circle between clubhouses 3 and 4.
• Vote in person at Fire Station 48 or the Los Alamitos Senior Center Oct. 3-Nov. 3.
• Ask someone else to mail, deposit in the drop box or hand deliver your ballot within three days to a vote center or the Orange County Registrar’s Office in Santa Ana.
OC Registrar Neil Kelley provided the following clarification on unauthorized ballot boxes, issued by California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Oct. 11.
Elections Code Sections 3011(a)(9)-(11) and 3017 Govern Ballot Collection
Pursuant to Elections Code section 3011(a)(11), a person to whom a voter entrusts his or her vote-by-mail ballot to return to the county elections official must include his or her signature on the return vote-by-mail envelope as the person authorized to return the ballot. That individual is also required to provide his or her name and relationship to the voter. (Elec. Code, § 3011(a)(9)-(11).
• When a voter drops off a ballot in an unauthorized, non-official vote-by-mail drop box, no designated “person” would be signing, as required by state law. A person designated by the voter to return his or her vote-by-mail ballot envelope to the county elections official within the required time period by law, must provide his or her name, signature and relationship to the voter. (Elec. Code, § 3011(a)(11).)
Additionally, Section 3017(a)(2) states, in full:
A vote-by-mail voter who is unable to return the ballot may designate another person to return the ballot to the elections official who issued the ballot, to the precinct board at a polling place or vote center within the state, or to a vote-by-mail ballot drop-off location within the state that is provided pursuant to Section 3025 or 4005. The person designated shall return the ballot in person, or put the ballot in the mail, no later than three days after receiving it from the voter or before the close of the polls on election day, whichever time period is shorter. Notwithstanding subdivision (d), a ballot shall not be disqualified from being counted solely because it was returned or mailed more than three days after the designated person received it from the voter, provided that the ballot is returned by the designated person before the close of polls on election day.”
The question arises, what about political clubs, campaign headquarters, candidates’ offices and churches? Are they legally allowed to collect ballots?
The answer is yes, if they follow the ballot collection protocol. They must receive the ballot directly from the voter, sign the ballot in the voter’s presence and deliver it within three days to the Registrar, a vote center, an authorized drop box or the U.S. mail.
During this cycle, the LW Republican Club has been collecting ballots in the parking lot at Clubhouse 6 and delivering them daily to the Orange County Registrar’s Office in Santa Ana. Club President David Harlow spoke with OC Vote Center Support Lead Espie Martinez, the Registrar’s LW contact, to clarify the new instructions. The club is in full compliance, according to Martinez. This is its current procedure:
For this General Election, the following process will take place:
1. When bringing a ballot to the Republican Club booth, the voter will hand the ballot over to David Harlow, club president, who will be on site at all times.
2. Once he has received the ballot, he will sign on the back side of the voter’s envelope, which indicates that he will personally deliver the ballot to the OC Registrar’s Office on the same day.
3. He will prepare a roster of ballots received for the purpose of tracking the ballot from the club booth to Registrar’s Office.
4. By approximately 3 p.m. each delivery day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), the ballots will be received by the OC Registrar’s office in Santa Ana.
5. After a couple of days, voters can call or go to ocvote.com to track ballots.
The LW Democratic Club was offered space in the same location on alternate days, but declined this year (see club story on page 12 for more information). The Republican Club registers voters of any persuasion at its booth.
In addition to the Pop-Up Vote Center in LW on Oct. 30, people can vote at Fire Station 48, 2121 North Gate Road. It is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30; Saturday, Oct. 31; Sunday, Nov. 1; and Monday, Nov. 2. On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, it’s open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
—Asst. Rec. Manager Kathy Thayer
Giving Thanks in Year of Sacrifice
2020 has been a year of unbridled sacrifice as COVID-19 has ripped through the country, tearing apart families, traditions and the very foundations of day-to-day life.
Yet, amid the grave emergency that has gripped American life, there have been glimmers of good—compassionate kindness, determination to see it through, and courage to embrace new ways to protect yourself and others.
Thanksgiving is just weeks away. As this unprecedented year winds to a close, it is time to take stock of the blessings and victories, all the things you are grateful for.
The LW Weekly is planning a special Thanksgiving issue to highlight the brighter facets of 2020. Weekly readers are invited to share a lesson learned, an act of kindnesss, an encouragement or anything that they are grateful for.
Submissions should be brief.
They are subject to editing and will run as space allows.
Email submissions to email@example.com, include full name and Mutual number.
The deadline is Nov. 18.
Residents are reporting coyote sightings on El Dorado and Oakmont roads, and in Mutuals 3, 4, 5 and 6, among other locations, according to recent social media posts. A pack of three was seen running between Buildings 40 and 76 in Mutual 4. A lone coyote was recently discovered sleeping on a front porch on Martha Ann and Main Way in Rossmoor. Social media reports have also put them in the Old Town area, with at least one spotted near Main Street.
Increased coyote sightings may be due to excessive heat, as the animals look for water and shade. The removal of brush due to freeway construction has eliminated cover for coyotes and the animals coyotes prey on.
Another major reason for the presence of coyotes is likely the abundance of food available outside. Coyotes primarily hunt rodents, squirrels and rabbits, but they will eat almost anything. They take advantage of whatever is available, including garbage, pet food and domestic animals.
California law prohibits the feeding of coyotes.
The Seal Beach City Council has a coyote management plan that was adopted in 2015. The plan emphasizes educating the public on how to avoid attracting coyotes and on hazing, which instills a fear of humans in coyotes.
Residents can lower chances of coyotes in their area by picking up fallen fruit in their yards and securing trash in bins with tight-fitting lids. Feed pets inside or if the animal must eat outside, remove leftover food as soon as possible. If food and water are removed, coyotes will move on to more hospitable locales.
Hazing, which uses scare tactics repel coyotes, includes the following techniques:
•Yell and wave your arms while approaching a coyote.
•Use noisemakers such as whistles, air horns, bells or soda cans filled with pennies to scare the coyote.
•Use projectiles such as sticks, small rocks, cans, tennis balls or rubber balls to throw at the coyote.
•Use hoses, water guns or spray bottles.
Cats and smaller dogs should be monitored by their owners, especially during the hours between dusk and dawn. For more information, visit the California Department of Fish and Game at www.keepmewild.org.
COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee Update
The COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee has been hard at work, drafting emergency operating procedures to continue safely reopening the amenities that everyone has missed during the shut down.
At its Oct. 2 meeting, the committee approved the 120-day emergency procedures for the Phase 1 reopening of the Fitness Center and moved to send them to the board for approval at the Oct. 27 meeting. Once approved, the GRF Board can determine a target date for reopening the Fitness Center, contingent upon hiring and training the necessary staff.
Also approved and sent to the Board is the Phase 1 reopening of the Amphitheater, exclusively for religious services. In addition, a policy governing mandatory face masks and a general COVID-19 Emergency Operational Rule were passed to the board for approval and ratification.
The committee has just approved procedures for reopening LW craft rooms and the sewing room, and expanding Veterans Plaza reservations under Phase 2 to include vocal club gatherings and smaller religious services. Also just approved and being sent to the GRF Board are emergency operational procedures for the woodshops and pool rooms, as well as well as the LW Library and the Friends of the Library Bookstore.
These procedures now must be approved and ratified by the GRF Board. The action request has been added to the agenda for the Oct. 27 meeting. This does not mean that these venues will all be opened at any time in the near future. It does mean that that once each venue is approved, staffed where necessary, and protocols put in place, Recreation will begin to open these amenities under in keeping with COVID restrictions in the time frames approved by GRF.
Once the board has approved the policies and start dates have been determined, the rules will be published in the LW Weekly. For more information on these specific policies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, according to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). Ninety percent of all structure fires in Orange County occur in the kitchen, and seniors are especially at risk. The death rate for people over the age of 65 is twice the national average, and it nearly triples for those over the age of 75.
Between 2010 and 2015, Leisure World was averaging more than one signficant fire a year. In that period, at least seven fires were damaging enough to displace shareholders, most of them attributed to unattended stovetop cooking, improper storage of combustibles or smoking, according to news reports.
Among the most notable:
• In April 2010, OCFA responded to a structure fire in Mutual 9. That fire was contained to one unit.
• In June 2013, fire broke out in Mutual 7, and two units were red-tagged.
• In October 2014, two residents were displaced after fire broke out in a Mutual 3 building.
• In March 2015, an apartment fire in the 1600 block of Northwood Road in Mutual 11 displaced five people and damaged six units, fire officials said.
• On July 16, 2015, an oven fire caused the brief evacuation of Building 278 on Del Monte Road.
• On Sept. 25, 2015, firefighters were called to Building 218 on Foxburg Road in Mutual 9 in response to a report of smoke in the attic. Five units were damaged.
• On Sept. 26, 2015, a stovetop fire displaced a resident of Mutual 14.
Between 2004-2009, there were 31 accidental fires in Leisure World, which resulted in two deaths, two injuries and $1.6 million in property damage, according to news reports at the time. Notable among those fires was one caused by smoking in Mutual 8. The devastating fire broke out Feb. 17, 2009; the building was a total loss.
Since 2015, the rate of fires has sharply declined as more Mutuals have installed safety features, such as SmartBurners, a cooking system that electronically controls energy to burners. In 2015, the Orange County Fire Authority also began offering residential fire safety devices—a smoke alarm for the hearing impaired and a stovetop fire suppressor—free of charge to Leisure World residents. A fire safety grant funded the project.
SmartBurners are available for purchase as a special order through Service Maintenance.
For information, call 431-6586, ext. 369.
Also available for sale is an automatic stovetop fire suppressor that attaches directly above the stove and drops fire suppressing powder onto the burners if flames activate the unit.
The GRF Purchasing Department sells Auto-Out, which replaced the brand FireStop.
For more information on these and other fire prevention aids, call the Purchasing Department at 431-6586, ext. 306 or 308.
Shredding Service is Nov 5
The Golden Age Foundation will sponsor a shredding service event in the Clubhouse 2 parking from 10 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Nov. 5. Residents will drop and go, no waiting in line.
People must wear masks, and social distancing will be strictly enforced.
Residents are asked to put documents to shred in plastic or brown bags that can be recycled. Cardboard boxes will not be accepted.
No line will be allowed to form. There will be no chairs to sit on. GAF volunteers will guard bags until truck arrives to pick them up.
For better shredding service:
• Remove staples and paper clips.
• No electronic devices will be accepted.
• Contaminated bags will be turned away.
The Golden Age Foundation also disposes of household batteries. Bring spent batteries to the shredding event for disposal.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Physical Property staff shares the community’s frustrations on the delays associated with the building of a new pool and spa. The project was originally planned as a renovation, but as underlying foundational defects were uncovered, it quickly became a complete replacement requiring extensive new plans that must be compliant to all new codes.
That complication was compounded by the COVID-19 crisis, which has heavily impacted response times, even with major utilities. For example:
• GRF gave the go-ahead to Southern California Edison in February for the addition of an electric panel at the 1.8-acre Mini Farm site and the relocation of the lake power pump from the pool equipment room to the golf course. SCE engineering has finally set up a time this month to complete the work.
• GRF provided notification to Southern California Gas on moving the gas meter at the pool in March (a vital part of the pool project), the gas company expects to have the project finished in the next 4-6 weeks.
The GRF also switched engineering firms in early spring due to lack of progress. “I am pleased to say we do have a full set of engineering plans and are now waiting for the architect to redraft plans to fit the pool engineering,” said GRF Facilities Director Mark Weaver. “We expect these in the next couple of weeks. Once we have the proper permits in hand, we will post a full construction schedule.”
LEARNING CENTER KITCHEN
Work at the Learning Center kitchen is currently at 90 percent completion. The project currently has all fixtures, tiles and foundation work. Appliances are currently in the process of installation. This project is set to be completed by the end of October. The Learning Center kitchen is designed to host cooking classes and provide a dining space where residents can cook for themselves.
Perspectives Page 4
by Jim Greer
In the early months of 1940, Hitler had invaded much of western Europe. On May 10, he invaded Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and France. It was then that England stood alone against Nazi Germany, and Winston Churchill was her newly elected prime minister. These days were known as “The Darkest Hour.”
Academy Award-winning actor Gary Oldman masterfully portrayed Churchill in the film of the same name. In one of the most inspiring scenes, Churchill uncharacteristically ducks into the London underground to ride from St. James’ Park to Westminster. The passengers, astounded to be sharing a rail car with the prime minister, are asked by Churchill, “British people, what is your mood?” to which one man replied, “Some say it’s a lost cause.” “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for!” said Winston. “What if I put it to you all that we might, if we ask nicely, get very favorable terms from Mr. Hitler if we enter into a peace deal with him right now?” “Never!” replied the group in unison. Turning to a young girl sitting with her mother, the prime minister asked, “You will never give up?” “No, never!” she exclaimed defiantly.
That same week, in his first speech before the House of Commons, Churchill declared that “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” He then promised the world that the British people would “never surrender.”
We have before us today equally threatening enemies, a pandemic, economic uncertainty, political and social unrest. We fight these foes together every day, as the Britons did, with blood, toil, tears and sweat. We do not fight these foes with fists, but with joined hands. Or, as Victor Hugo declared, “In joined hands, there is still some token of hope; in the clinched fist, none.”
Our tokens of hope include civility, kindness, social distancing, the wearing of face masks, and washing our hands. This may appear to be America’s darkest hour, but shall we surrender? Never!
Just as Operation Dynamo saved 338,226 Allied troops from the Germans at Dunkirk, we must band together to tirelessly protect our loved ones and our neighbors. As Churchill declared, “Whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!”
Surrender is giving in to fear. Surrender is accepting conspiracy theories as facts. Surrender is denying evidence presented by the most competent medical and disease-control authorities.
Over a year after his stirring speech to Parliament, Churchill addressed his boyhood school, Harrow. The now-famous speech is as moving today as it was in 1941. After recalling the challenges of the continuing war, he emphasized, “this is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. We stood all alone a year ago, and to many countries it seemed that our account was closed, we were finished.
“There was no flinching and no thought of giving in; and by what seemed almost a miracle to those outside these Islands, though we ourselves never doubted it, we now find ourselves in a position where I say that we can be sure that we have only to persevere to conquer.”
Hiring a Caregiver Part 2
by Cindy Tostado
member resources/assistance liaison
Last week (Part 1, Oct. 15, LW Weekly), my column considered when it might be time to consider hiring a caregiver. This week, we will take a look at how to hire a caregiver in Leisure World. Policy 7557 states that your employed caregiver be registered to your Mutual. The specific requirements vary from mutual to mutual.
The Shareholder is responsible for registering the caregiver to their unit. Requirements for Caregiver Registration are:
• Caregiver’s picture ID.
• Doctor’s note stipulating whether full- or part-time care is needed.
• City of Seal Beach business license.
Mutuals 8, 11 and 17 must have a Seal Beach business license.
Mutuals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 14 should have a Seal Beach business license but it is not required.
Mutuals 1, 15 and 16 do not require a business license.
Caregiver Pass and Badge
• The pass must be renewed every six months (December and June).
• The pass must be worn in clear sight at all times.
• Passes or badge holders may not be transferred or lent to anyone.
Use of Laundry Facilities
• Caregivers must comply with Policy 7575, Laundry Room Use.
• Part-time caregivers may use laundry facilities for shareholder’s laundry only. Part-time caregivers who use Mutual laundry facilities for their personal or family use will be permanently barred from Leisure World.
• Caregivers who are 24-hour live-ins may use washers and dryers for their personal use but may not use the washers and dryers for other family members or friends.
• Washers and dryers are to be cleaned after every use.
• Only two washers and dryers may be used at a time.
• Washed items are not allowed to be hung on patios.
• No items soiled with human waste may be placed.
• Caregiver must cease all noise after 10 p.m., i.e., no TVs, radios, loud talking.
• Neighbors’ rights to peaceful possession must be respected at all times.
• Caregivers are not allowed to bring family members or friends to the apartment.
• Caregivers are not allowed to bring pets into Leisure World.
• Caregivers must comply with the occupancy agreement.
• Caregivers are not allowed to use community facilities.
• Caregivers must comply with and assist their shareholder/employer with all Mutual policies.
• Caregivers must comply with all Leisure World traffic regulations.
• Caregivers must provide a photo I.D., such as a driver’s license.
• Caregivers must provide proof of insurance.
• If the shareholder does not have a vehicle, the caregiver may use the carport space for his or her own vehicle after obtaining a temporary parking pass through the Stock Transfer Office. The temporary parking pass must be clearly displayed on the dashboard of the caregiver’s vehicle at all times.
Letter to Editor
As a longtime resident, I have always appreciated the amenities offered over the years, especially our clubhouses, because they represented residents’ varied interests. There were displays of lapidary, clay crafters, paintings and other media and photography to name a few.
It is now my understanding that these displays are disappearing. Apparently committee members want to change our clubhouses to represent some current esthetic design criteria that probably does not reflect our residents and/or their creativity.
What a loss!
Barbara Houck, Mutual 10
Credits and Kudos
Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW Weekly or Golden Rain Foundation.
• Martha Warner of Mutual 2 would like to give a shout out to the LW Maintenance Department. “Recently, a new refrigerator was delivered to my unit. I needed it after the power outage that some of us here in LW experienced this past summer caused my old refrigerator to malfunction. The new refrigerator was too big to fit into the space where the old one was. Juan Fuentes of the LW Maintenance Department did an absolutely great job of reconstructing the refrigerator space to accommodate the new appliance. I also very much appreciated the fact that Mr. Fuentes was so professional. He showed up to work when promised, left his work space clean and tidy and was pleasant and polite.”
• Gloria B. Bay of Mutual 6 sends kudos to all the wonderful Minibus drivers here in Leisure World. “I recently had to give up my car after driving for over 75 years. I use a walker now and have been taking the bus. All the drivers have gone way above and beyond the call of duty. They are courteous, helpful and so kind. I appreciate them so much and thank them.”
• Mutual 1 resident Debbi Fudge would like to thank the Security Department for the incredible job its employee did in registering her newly acquired golf cart. “From the first words spoken to me by the Security personnel at the front gate, to the timeliness of the registration appointment at Clubhouse 5, to the efficiency of completing the required paperwork, to the placing of the registration decal on my golf cart’s front window, to the giving me a copy of the registration document for my files, every step of the process was an absolutely wonderful experience.”
GRF Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.
Clubhouse 4 and Via Live Stream
To view the live GRF Board meeting:
• Go to www.lwsb.com
• Click on the Live GRF Board meeting tab.
• The live streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting
1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
2) Roll Call
3) President’s Comments
4) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update
5) Health Care Advisory Board Update
6) Shareholder/Member Comments
a) Written, submitted prior to meeting
b) Verbal, via live streaming
Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits, per speaker, are limited to:
• four-minute limit per speaker, 15 or fewer speakers
• three-minute limit per speaker, 16-25 speakers
7) Consent Calendar
a) Committee/Board Meetings for the Month of September
i) Minutes of the Recreation Committee Board Meeting of Sept. 8
ii) Minutes of the Communications/IT Committee Board Meeting of Sept. 10
iii) Minutes of the Finance Committee Board Meeting of Sept. 21
b) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Sept. 29
c) Special GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Oct. 5
d) October GRF Board Report, Dated Oct. 27
e) Accept Financial Statements, September 2020, for Audit
a) COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee
b) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee
c) Website Ad Hoc Committee
9) New Business
i) Approve 70-1448-3D, Emergency Operational Procedures – Amphitheater, Phase One
ii) Establishment of an Ad Hoc Committee
iii) Approve 30-5095-4, Fitness Center Release/Waiver
b) Architectural Design & Review Committee
i) Reserve Funding Request—Car Wash/Service Maintenance Area, Replace Landscaping
c) Communications/IT Committee
i) Capital Funding Request—Paramount WorkPlace Solutions
d) Consent Calendar: COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee
i) Approve 70-1448-1, Emergency Operational Rule
ii) Approve 70-1449-1, Emergency Operational Rule—Face Mask
iii) Approve 70-1448-3E, Emergency Operational Procedures—Pool and Spa, Phase One
iv) Approve 70-1448-3F, Emergency Operational Procedures—Fitness Center, Phase One
v) Approve 70-1448-3G, Emergency Operational Procedures—Friends of the Library, Phase One
vi) Approve 70-1448-3H, Emergency Operational Procedures—Leisure World Library, Phase One
vii) Approve 70-1448-3J, Emergency Operational Procedures—Clubhouses 1 and 2, Poolrooms, Phase One
viii) Approve 70-1448-3K, Emergency Operational Procedures—Clubhouses 1 and 2, Woodshops, Phase One
ix) Approve 70-1448-3L, Emergency Operational Procedures—Clubhouse 3, Sewing Room, Phase One
x) Approve 70-1448-3M, Emergency Operational Procedures—Clubhouse 4, Art Studio, Phase One
xi) Approve 70-1448-3N, Emergency Operational Procedures—Clubhouse 4, Ceramics Studio, Phase One
xii) Approve 70-1448-3O, Emergency Operational Procedures—Clubhouse 4, Lapidary Studio, Phase One
xiii) Approve 70-1448-3P, Emergency Operational Procedures—Veterans’ Plaza, Phase Two
e) Finance Committee
i)Approve RV Lot Lease
ii) TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 40-5523-2, Accounts Receivable Collections—Fees
iii) Amend 40-2920-3, Budget Controls
iv) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees
v) Amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter
vi) Amend 40-5523-1, Accounts Receivable Collections
f) Physical Property Committee
i) Capital Funding Request—Amphitheater Loft Location
ii) Capital Funding Request—Clubhouse 3, Storage Closet Addition
iii) Reserve Funding Request—Paving Project, Foxburg Road
iv) Reserve Funding Request—Trust Property Improvement, Safety Fence Replacement
g) Recreation Committee
i) Cancellation of Scheduled and Budgeted 2020 Recreation Programs Due to COVID-19
ii) Approve Naming of Golf Course
iii) Approve Mini Farm Lease/Plan
iv) TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 70-1451-1, Fitness Center Rules
v) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use of Trust Property—Rules
vi) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1412-2-1, Smoking Prohibition
vii) Amend 70-1422-3, Marquee Usage
viii) Amend 70-1423-2, Bulletin Board Usage
ix) Amend 70-1447-1, Use of Community Facilities, Mini Farm—Rules
x) Amend 70-2609-1, GRF Equipment
h) Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
i) Adopt 80-1930-1, Traffic—Rules
ii) Adopt 80-1930-3, Traffic—Procedures
iii) Adopt 80-1937-1, Parking—Rules
iv) Rescind 80-1920-1, Traffic Rules and Regulations
v) Rescind 80-1925-1, Traffic Rules and Regulations—Enforcement on Trust Property
vi) Rescind 80-1927-1, Parking Rules for Trust Property
vii) Rescind 80-1928-1, Golf Cart and Low-Speed Vehicles Rules
i) Website Ad Hoc Committee
i) Capital Funding Request—Approve Contract with StormBrain
10) Board Member Comments
11) Next Meeting/Adjournment
The next regular GRF Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. at Clubhouse 4.
Schedule of Mutual Meetings
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., Oct. 22 Mutual 1
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 23 Mutual 6
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 26 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9 a.m.)
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 28 Mutual 10
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., Nov. 3 Mutual 16
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Tues., Nov. 3 Mutual 17
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 9 Mutual 9
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., Nov. 10 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., Nov. 12 Mutual 12
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 13 Mutual 3
virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., Nov. 16 Mutual 15
virtual 1 p.m.
Tues., Nov. 17 Mutual 14
virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 18 Mutual 5
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Nov. 18 Mutual 7
virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 19 Mutual 2
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Nov. 19 Mutual 11
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 23 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9 a.m.)
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Tues., Nov. 24 Mutual 1 (rescheduled)
virtual 9 a.m.
Carport Cleaning Schedule 2020
The remainder of the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2020 is as follows:
Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11
Mutual 3, Carports 39-42, and Mutual 4, Carports 54-56, will be cleaned Friday, Oct. 30.
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26
Mutual 11, Carports 130-131; Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13; and Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Monday, Nov. 30.
Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25
Mutual 14, Carports 150-157; Mutual 15, Carports 1-2, will be cleaned Thursday, Dec. 31.
GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before.
Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.
Hot Meals Drive Through Program
The Hot Meals Drive Through program is available for residents of Orange County’s District 2, which includes Leisure World Seal Beach. Participants must be aged 60 and older, single parents or unemployed individuals or have disabilities.
There are three sites open one day per week at which people may pick up two dinner meals.
Qualified applicants must register in advance at www.ocmeals.com. Anyone requiring assistance in completing any step of the application process should email email@example.com or call (949) 335-7702.
Every Woman Counts offers screenings, classes
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Orange County Health Care Agency is promoting its Every Woman Counts Program. Leisure World resident and community health worker Tila Gandara Carrol, R.N., offers one-on-one or small group (two to three people) classes to women interested in learning why it’s important to be screened for breast and cervical cancers, as well as how and where to get free mammograms and Pap tests.
According to SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. About 85 percent of those cases occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. It is the second most commonly diagnoised cancer among women, with cervical cancer coming in fourth.
The Every Woman Counts program provides free screenings and diagnostic services to California residents who are at least 40 years old, have low income, have no or limited insurance, and are unable to get these services through Medi-Cal or another government-sponsored program.
For additional information or to schedule a class, contact Carrol at (562) 433-7109. And to learn more about the signs of breast cancer, visit dhcs.ca.gov/EWC.
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project), the gas company expects to have the project finished in the next 4-6 weeks.
The GRF also switched engineering firms in early spring due to lack of progress. “I am pleased to say we do have a full set of engineering plans and are now waiting for the architect to redraft plans to fit the pool engineering,” said GRF Facilities Director Mark Weaver. “We expect these in the next couple of weeks. Once we have the proper permits in hand, we will post a full construction schedule.”
LEARNING CENTER KITCHEN
Work at the Learning Center kitchen is currently 90 percent complete. The project currently has all fixtures, tiles and foundation work. Appliances are currently in the process of installation. This project is set to be completed by the end of October. The Learning Center kitchen is designed to host cooking classes and provide a dining space where residents can cook for themselves and give parties.
Free COVID Testing
The Orange County Health Care Agency offers free drive-through COVID-19 testing for Leisure World residents on Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Clubhouse 4. Registration via oc.fulgentgenetics.com is required; space is limited. Participants will need to bring an identification card and, if they have one, an insurance card. LW residents are at higher risk for serious illness, so the OCHCA is encouraging testing.
Hearts and Hands United in Giving
Hearts and Hands United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the LW community. HHUG accepts donations of clean, used towels, plus new, unopened, travel-size shampoo, soap or lotion. New socks are the only clothing donation that HHUG accepts.
To donate, contact Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. Donations can also be left on her patio at Mutual 2-48A. To learn more about HHUG, visit www.hhug.org.
GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule (meetings are dependent on orders related to COVID-19; check schedules for latest information). Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask are required:
Thurs., Oct. 22 Security, Bus and Transportation
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 27 GRF Board Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 27 GRF Executive Committee
Clubhouse 4 2 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 2 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 4 Governing Documents Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Thurs., Nov. 5 COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 6 GRF Board Executive Session
virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 9 Mutual Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 10 Physical Property Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 12 Communications/IT Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13 GRF Executive Committee
Admin Conference Room 1 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 16 Finance Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tues., Nov. 17 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 19 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
ARTS & LEISURE
Get your fair foods fix at two spots this weekend
When this summer’s OC Fair was canceled because of the ongoing pandemic, festival organizers put together an alternate, online affair. But you can’t eat through your screen!
Enter the OC Fair Food Drive-Thru, which has been a big success. Though the fried-food fun ends this weekend, there’s still time to load up on goodies from Roasted Corn, Chicken Charlie’s, Australian Battered Potatoes, JP’s Old West Cinnamon Rolls, Fried A Fair, Mom’s Bakeshoppe, Funnel Cakes, Juicy’s, Who Fried the Cheese?, Dole Whip, Pink’s Hot Dogs, Olde Tyme Ice Cream and Planet Popcorn.
Located at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, masked drivers and diners will enter at Gate 1 off Fair Drive, then wind their way through the maze of cones. There’s no fee at the gate, but patrons will need to pay each vendor separately. Be prepared: Some eateries are only accepting credit cards.
The OC Fair Food Drive-Thru is open Oct. 23-24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more details, including a menu, visit ocfair.com/drivethru.
Serving up more delicious fun is the Fair Foodie Fest Drive Thru at Angel Stadium, 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim. Hungry drivers entering off South Douglass Road can follow the orange cones to booths offering Greek, Roasted Corn, BBQ, the Outlaw Grill, Burgers (whose menu includes the iconic Krispy Kreme-enveloped cheeseburger), Funnel Cakes, Deep Fried Oreos, Cotton Candy and Kettle Corn. Just as at the fairgrounds, vendors are paid separately. But at the end of this trail is the chance to win stuffed prizes at the Car Carnival Games’ ring toss; it’s just $5 for a basket of rings. Traditional prizes and other memorabillia are also for sale.
Check it out Oct. 23-24, noon-10 p.m., and Oct. 25, noon-8 p.m. Entry is also free, but those who claim a ticket online also receive a free mini funnel cake with powdered sugar. For more information and a complete menu, go to fairfoodiefest.com.
Grab ’n’ Go Meals
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—Call ahead for special orders; wings and salads offered; 3-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212. Mandi’s Candies Ice Cream Truck, 4-7 p.m.
• Friday: Katella Deli—extensive menu includes deli favorites, appetizers, salads, hot entrées; specials of the day available onsite;, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611, or order online at www.katellabakery.com.
• Saturday and Sunday: THIS WEEK ONLY! Berg Catering—Freshly prepared meals with a healthy, gourmet touch, 3:30-5:30 p.m., PayPal/checks/cash/cards. Preorder at (562) 663-2038 or www.bergcatering.com (click the special LW menu).
• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck—chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, 4-6 p.m., cash/cards. To preorder, go to www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696; mention LWSB.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.
• Wednesday: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts, 4-6 p.m., cash/cards. Preorder by calling (323) 833-1213.
All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. If it rains or is too hot, people line up inside Clubhouse 6. Everyone should maintain a 6-foot distance, and masks are required. For information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. For more information or to make a suggestion, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Sign up for LW Live at http://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. Vendors are subject to change.
Global Market Kitchen Delivers
Free Delivery of Groceries and Meal Kits
Global Market Kitchen delivers groceries and prepared meals every Wednesday, 2-4 p.m., at Clubhouse 4 or to your apartment. Order via https://globalmarketkitchen.com or by calling (562) 661-9776. Customer service inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Radio Service Users
Calling all Family Radio Service Users in Leisure World: The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. The call-in time is 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then call in stating your first name, last name initial and mutual number. Remember to press the side button to speak, then release when finished.
For more instruction on the use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at email@example.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
Alberto Comia leads the warm-up dance “Electric Slide” during a recent Joyful Line Dance Class. Under Jojo Weingart’s leadership, members exercise to their favorite dances. Classes are held at Veterans Plaza every Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m. (fourth Wednesdays are 3-4:30 p.m.). All participants are required to wear face masks and follow social-distancing rules during the session. Wear exercise shoes; no flip-flops or sandals are allowed. There are no membership dues, and all shareholders are welcome to join. For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
International City Theatre
ICT streams performance of ‘Daisy,’ starting Oct. 24
A little girl plucks petals from a daisy, counting out of order. After the last one is pulled, another voice, a man’s, begins a countdown that ends in a mushroom cloud. Then: “These are the stakes: To make a world in which all God’s children can live, or go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die.”
The screen goes black, and the words “VOTE FOR PRESIDENT JOHNSON ON NOVEMBER 3” appear, recited by another, somber-sounding man.
This was the first political “attack” ad, created by New York agency Doyle Dane Bernbach in 1964. It aired just once, during “The NBC Monday Movie” on Sept. 7 of that year. And it’s the inspiration behind “Daisy,” a historical play written by Sean Devine that debuted at Seattle’s ACT Theatre in 2016. It ran there during Donald Trump’s race against Hillary Clinton, and now it’s being presented by Long Beach’s International City Theatre (ICT) during his campaign against Joe Biden.
Available for streaming via www.InternationalCityTheatre.org, the caryn desai-directed production focuses on the creative process behind the so-called “daisy” ad, as well as the impact such an undertaking has on the people behind the scenes as well as those viewing the finished product. “There’s something noble about crafting an ideal that we can cast our votes for,” Devine recently told ICT. “But when you begin to see how much science goes into designing every element of that ideal, into designing and packing the charismatic figurehead at the forefront of that ideal, it starts to feel less genuine.”
David Nevell plays Tony Schwartz, based on the agoraphobic media guru considered the father of the “daisy” ad; other real-life characters include agency head Bill Bernbach (Ed F. Martin), art director Sid Myers (Alex Dabestani) and television producer Aaron Ehrlich (Matthew Floyd Miller). Rounding out the cast are Erin Anne Williams as fictional copywriter Louise Brown and Phillip Lewis, who plays White House lawyer Clifford Lewis, who is based on presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson’s African-American legal counsel, Clifford Alexander Jr.
The live performance premieres Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. and will be recorded to be available for viewing on demand through Nov. 7. Tickets are $20.
LW Library Curbside Pick Up
Despite the limitations imposed by the fight against COVID-19, LW Library staff continues its innovative curbside pick-up program.
To schedule your pick-up, call the library at (562) 598-2431, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or email LWLibrary@lwsb.com. Include your name, library card number, phone number, and what kinds of materials you like to read and/or watch.
Staff members will do their best to accommodate specific requests. If the requested material is not available, they will use their expertise to find similar items.
Due to limited staffing, it could take up to 48 hours, excluding weekends, to fill requests.
You will receive a call when your material is ready for curbside pick-up Tuesday through Friday.
If you have yet to visit and get your own library card number, call for a temporary one until the library reopens.
Residents can still use the library’s Wi-Fi while practicing social distancing outside of the building each day.
As always, the health and safety of our patrons and staff are our priority.
The LW Library was closed March 16, and on-site programs and events were canceled until further notice.
In the meantime, the library has also implemented the following:
• Due dates for all currently checked-out books were extended, and late fees were been suspended until further notice.
• Items may be returned to the outdoor drop boxes at any time.
• The library has created a new protocol for cleaning books (while it always cleaned books and media, cleaning and disinfecting procedures have been stepped up).
• Staff is still available to answer questions via phone or email Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
—Library Operations Supervisor Vanessa Morris
Aquarium of the Pacific
Scarium at the Pacific offers spooky, all-ages fun
While most Halloween-themed activities have been canceled or gone virtual, the Aquarium of the Pacific is opening its gates for its 20th annual Scarium of the Pacific event Oct. 23-25. Visitors can explore the aquatic museum’s outdoor areas, which have been decked out in creepy décor, all the while looking for pumpkins in exhibits such as the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, mudskipper exhibit and the Shark Lagoon. There are also opportunities to feed the inhabitants of the Lorikeet Forest and the Moon Jelly Touch Lab.
Everyone is encouraged to come in family-friendly costume, and masks are required for entry. All COVID-related safety protocols are being maintained, including temperature checks at the door and social-distancing reminders.
The event is free with admission ($17); members get free admission, plus 20 percent off the ticket price for their guests. Timed reservations are required via www.aquariumofpacific.org. The aquarium recommends seniors and those with underlying health conditions reserve an early arrival time. Located at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, the museum has expanded its hours for the event to be open Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Golf Course Seasonal Hours Change
On Oct. 11, the Golf Course’s hours changed to close at 6 p.m., but when daylight saving time ends on Nov. 1, the course will begin closing at 5 p.m. Currently, a tee time may be reserved as late as 5:30 p.m., but a new time of 4:30 p.m. will then go into effect and last until daylight saving time begins in 2021. To book a tee time, go to www.lwsb.com/reserve the day before you wish to play. The Recreation Department appreciates your cooperation with these changes.
Leisure Bicyclists ride together on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The pedestrian gate to the river opens with your ID card. All are invited to join; helmets, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.
LW Walking Trails
Regular brisk walking can help people maintain a healthy weight; prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; strengthen bones and muscles; and improve mood, balance and coordination. The Recreation Department has a Leisure World Walking Trails brochure featuring seven measured trails throughout the community. Stop by the Downtown Café and pick one up. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Golf League Results
The Men’s Monday Golf League played the Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana on Oct. 13. Eight men challenged the par-70, 5,800-yard 18-hole course. With several water hazards, narrow fairways and many elevation changes, accuracy and club selection were particularly essential. The morning started out cool and humid, with damp conditions, especially on the greens. But when the sun appeared, the weather became hot and even more humid. Despite the great course conditions, there was only one birdie and scores were high, as the dampness not only shortened drives and approach shots, but also slowed down putts.
At both this course and the one below, masks are required at the Pro and Coffee Shop, but they are optional while waiting to tee off. No masks are required on the putting greens, the driving range or the course. Social distancing is observed. Golf carts are single person only unless you are from the same household.
All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0 to 20, while B flight is higher than 20.
A Flight Winners: First Place: Bill McKusky, 2 over 72, plus fewest putts; second: Dave LaCascia, plus closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 second hole; third: Fujio Norihiro, plus a birdie; fourth: Gene Vesely.
B Flight Winners: First Place: Tom Ross, even par 70, plus closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole. second: John Meyer, 2 over 72, plus fewest putts; third: Bob Munn; fourth: Bill Zurn.
The Men’s Friday Golf League took on the scenic, par-62, 4,000-yard David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley on Oct. 16. Eight men teed off into a foggy, damp morning, but it became very warm once the sun finally came out. The greens had recently been punched (or aerated) and sanded. Although the fairways were in good shape, the greens’ lack of consistent roll and bumpy conditions created difficult putting. Even so, there were five rounds under part and three birdies.
A Flight Winners: First Place: Dave LaCascia, 1 under 61, plus closest to the pin on the 110-yard, par-3 third hole, a birdie, and tied (to the quarter inch) closest to the pin on the 120-yard, par-3 15th hole; second: Fujio Norihiro, par 62, plus fewest putts; third: tie between Bill McKusky and Gene Vesely.
B Flight Winners: First Place: John Petersen, with a marvelous 12 under 50, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second; Bob Munn, a very nice 6 under 56, plus a birdie; third: Marv Ballard, 2 under 60, plus a birdie, and tied (to the quarter inch) closest to the pin on the 120-yard, par-3 15th hole; fourth: Tom Ross, 1 under 61.
Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World. LW Men’s Club membership is not required, and friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. If interested, contact Bill McKusky (562) 430-8618 or Dave LaCascia (801) 674-5975.
Video Producers Zoom Meetings
The Video Producers Club offers free, weekly Zoom classes, as well as a Zoom Party Social on Saturdays.
Classes are as follows:
• Monday, 10 a.m.: Intermediate Zoom class for Windows and Android users with host Joe Osuna. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
• Monday, 2 p.m.: Zoom class for iPad and Mac users hosted by Fred Carpenter. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wednesday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ Zoom class for Windows and Android users with Osuna. For an invite to this class, email email@example.com.
• Thursday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with host Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Friday, 10 a.m.: Guest lecturer Bob Cohen hosts Friday Morning Tech Talk on a variety of topics. Email email@example.com for an invite.
• Saturday, 5 p.m.: The one-hour Zoom Party Social, hosted by Joseph Valentinetti, is open to all residents. For an invite, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Bob Cohen in a one-hour live Zoom class on technology every Friday at 10 a.m. Topics are different each week and include iPhones and apps, websites, home-office technology, and Internet marketing. A question-and-answer session is held during each class, and all you need to know in advance is how to join using Zoom. All sessions are free.
Registration information with optional reading material is sent out every Wednesday morning for the Friday Tech Talk. To register for the weekly newsletter, sign up at https://bit.ly/bobologynewsletter or contact email@example.com.
Technology Classes by Miryam
Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are taught on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
• Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m.: iPhone iOS 14 Updates
• Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2 p.m.: Question & Answer Meeting, with several instructors answering questions and providing resources.
For an invitation, email Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help setting up a microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358.
Balance & Stability Class
A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on Zoom. Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts at around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390, right after the Queen Kong interview and is available on youtube.com.
Join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the Meeting ID is 849 8252 2530.
For more information, email email@example.com.
Friends of Library Bag of Books
The Friends of the Library has a Bag of Books program for people who love to read. Call (714) 350-7682 and request a specific genre or author, and volunteers will do their best to fill a bag for $5.
The bookstore has been closed since mid-March, and there is no more storage space so donations are not currently being accepted. Residents are asked to hold onto their donations until the bookstore reopens.
Hui O Hula dancers and their audience “drink” a toast during a recent performance of “Tiny Bubbles.” The Hawaiian song, made popular by Don Ho, describes the happy, warm-all-over feeling one gets while drinking bubbly. As the seasons change, the Hui O Hula dancers are getting ready to practice the holiday hulas. Anyone interested in learning popular tunes such as “Mele Kalikimaka” (or Merry Christmas in Hawaiian) is welcome to join. Free lessons are offered at Veterans Plaza every Thursday at 2 p.m. The club band plays while dancers practice. Hula is gentle exercise that’s good for coordination and recall as the lyric/story is told by hand and body gestures. Call Kaye Huff (562) 431-2242 for more details.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Take care when considering Medicare options
by CJ Blomquist
It’s annual enrollment period, a time when Medicare beneficiaries can sign up for different options. A lot of people choose to stick with what they have, but since this is the only time of the year you can change your coverage, it’s a good idea to look around.
Compare your options with what you have. It’s worth doing a little homework to make sure you choose the right plan for you. Don’t just check your existing plan; also look at what’s available from other companies.
Health is a major reason people switch coverage. A person’s health needs can change quickly, whether it’s a new diagnosis, a change in medications or something else. Benefits and formularies change each year. One plan may offer a benefit such as acupuncture, or there may be a plan with lower-cost medications that you need.
If you have a chronic condition, there may be a Medicare Advantage plan just for it. Some companies offer plans for diabetes, heart disease and others. It’s worth checking to see if they are a better fit.
Life changes are another big factor. Maybe you’re not driving as much—or at all. Or you’ve lost your spouse and need more help around the house. There are plans that offer non-medical benefits to cover these things. Depending on what’s important to you, these benefits may be more meaningful than a plan with only medical benefits.
Get the most out of your benefits. If you aren’t sure where to start, consider working with an independent insurance agent, who can help you compare your options. You can also contact the health plans directly for information or visit medicare.gov to compare options.
Remember: you have until Dec. 7 to sign up for a new option. Any changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2021.
AFC offers free services during the pandemic
by Cynthia Tostado
The Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) offers free services to help seniors cope during the coronavirus pandemic. People can take advantage of these services from the safety of their own homes via telephone or Zoom. Results and information are kept completely confidential.
Free Memory Checkups
As seniors shelter in place, they are at higher risk of social isolation, which increases the risk of dementia. Symptoms include: trouble remembering important dates or events, problems misplacing or losing items, and greater difficulty performing basic tasks.
Anyone experiencing these conditions should consider having a free memory checkup. Within 20 minutes, they can learn whether memory falls within normal ranges or if further evaluation is needed. The center recommends everyone age 50 and older get a yearly “check-up from the neck up.”
Do you feel overwhelmed? AFC’s qualified family counselors specialize in helping caregivers manage the demands and emotional aspects associated with caring for a an adult with a cognitive impairment, especially during a pandemic. Through a generous grant from Archstone Foundation, the center provides free, eight one-on-one, 50-minute therapy sessions.
AFC is located at 9451 Indianapolis Ave., Huntington Beach. For more information, visit www.afscenter.org. To schedule your free appointment, call (714) 593-9630.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals Monday through Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a hot dinner, cold lunch, dessert and an 8 ounce carton of 1 percent milk. The cold lunch may be an entrée salad or a sandwich with a small side salad. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Oct. 22: Beef Stroganoff, seasoned egg noodles, zuccini medley and seasoned cauliflower; Mandarin orange; ham-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato & pickle, plus homemade macaroni salad.
Friday, Oct. 23: Chili relleno casserole with tomato sauce, plus Spanish rice and black beans; cantaloupe; entrée turkey-and-ham cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, Oct. 26: Oven-baked chicken leg and thigh with mole sauce, pinto beans, and Mexicali corn; fresh orange or tangerine; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus carrot-and-raisin slaw.
Tuesday, Oct. 27: Pork loin with apple-berry sauce, brown rice and zuccini medley; chocolate pudding; entrée Caesar chicken salad, with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, Oct. 28: Beef picado, Spanish rice, and lemon pepper broccoli; pineapple with mango; turkey, ham and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade potato salad.
Connecting with the LW Weekly
The Leisure World Weekly office is closed to the public in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Editors can be reached by phone and email. See page 4 of any edition for editors’ addresses or send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. People may drop articles and classified ads into the letter slot at the front of the News Building. The editorial deadline is Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. All classified and display advertising will be accepted by telephone at (562) 430-0534; deadline is Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Religion, pages 8-9
Assembly of God
Monday is always a happy day for members of the Assembly of God congregation. Pastor Sam Pawlak makes a personal connection by delivering the DVDs of the service that was recorded the previous day. Again, Assembly of God thanks Richard Ryals, who makes this possible. Pastor Sam also delivers a short devotion on Facebook each Sunday at 10 a.m.
Do you have an advocate? This is a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause. Looking in 1 John 2:1, we read that though we sin, we have an advocate, Jesus Christ, the righteous one, who loves us still and speaks to the Father in our defense. John does not say, “If anyone sins, they have forfeited their advocate” even though we are sinners.
Yes, Jesus is our advocate, the kind we need, whose business and delight it is to save. “You shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
The two most difficult things in life to understand are love and God. These two subjects are intricately related – if we want to deal with God in the right way, we have to learn to love the right way. God and love cannot be separated. The three small books by John provide wonderfully explicit directions on how this works. Jesus is the focus, he provides the full and true understanding of God and shows us the mature working out of love. Read on in this chapter to be reminded of the only way to know we are in him and how to live deeply in his love.
This week make it your goal to not be one of those who make up their own idea of God or make up their own style of love. John was the author and pastor to a church that was disrupted by some of these people. In his letters we see him reestablishing the original unity of God and love that comes to focus and becomes available to us in Jesus Christ.
Faith Christian Assembly
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Most people joyfully look forward to this time of year. However, the holidays can be tough when you’re grieving the loss of a loved one. Faith Christian Assembly has a ministry dedicated to those who are in the grieving process called Grief Share. The group meets on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. There will be a free screening of the movie “Surviving the Holidays” on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. Anyone in the grieving process is welcome. The event is hosted by Rupert and Addie Penner, who have both been through the loss of a spouse, and are eager to help anyone who has suffered a loss.
Out of an abundance of caution, Faith Christian Assembly will take your temperature at the door, and you will be asked to wear a mask, especially before and after service, and sit socially distant from others. If you are ill, we ask that you stay home.
Due to COVID-19, Faith Christian Assembly is not having all of its regular ministries but will resume as soon as possible. The midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. GrieShare meets on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.
By Rolland Coburn
Here is a special promise from God’s word: our physical bodies will be raised to life on earth restored and glorified (perfect), never to die again. The Bible gives this promise to those whose personal faith is in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, as seen in Romans 8:11: “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.”
Jesus, looking forward to his resurrection, said, “Because I live, you will live also,” referring to our resurrection (John 14:19).
The disciples did not understand some of Jesus’ actions and words at first, but when Jesus was glorified, meaning risen with a glorified body, they remembered what had been written of him (John 12:16).
Jesus foretold his resurrection to his disciples on the week of his crucifixtion with these words, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified” (John 12:23).
He then prayed to the father in the disciples’ presence regarding his coming crucifixion and resurrection: “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son, that the Son may glorify you” (John 17:1).
Early Sunday morning, the first day of the week, the Father answered that request by raising his son, Jesus, from the dead with a glorified body.
The Bible tells us, “Now God has not only raised the Lord, but will also raise us up through his power” (1 Corinthians 6:14). That means we get a glorified body like Jesus.
God’s servant Job in the Old Testament had this hope, “Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me” (Job 19:26-27).
The Bible says this is the hope of all believers in Christ. “We ourselves groan within ourselves, awaiting eagerly our adoption, the redemption of our body” Romans 8:23.
You may ask, “How are the dead raised? With what kind of body?”
God’s word explains, “The resurrection of the dead is like this: the body is sown (planted or buried) a perishable body, it is raised imperishable” (1 Corinthians 15:42).
Jesus told his followers after his resurrection, “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; touch me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have” (Luke 24:39). Scripture says, “We know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over Him” Romans 6:9.
And the same is true of us. “Our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our bodies of humiliation to be like his glorious body” (Philippians 3:20-21). Maybe he will come and it will happen today.
By Johan Dodge
This week, Community Church will continue looking at the Gospel of Matthew with the story of the Pharisees asking Jesus which commandment is the greatest. It’s one of the few times that Jesus answers a question like this directly.
We are invited to ask ourselves which commandment is the greatest in our lives? What is the structure upon which we order our lives and the way we view the world around us? Jesus gave the Pharisees a very clear answer in how we should conduct ourselves. We will go over it on Sunday morning. If I have left you with questions, why not come and join us online?
Tune into worship Sunday morning at 9:50 on Facebook live, @communitychurchleisureworld. Call the church office or email email@example.com to join the virtual fellowship. If you don’t have a computer or Facebook, call in to our phone system at (562) 431-2503 to listen to the message beginning Sunday evening.
If you are in need without another way to address it, call the church office at (562) 431-2503.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
“The Lord told us how with simple, but stunning, reassurance: If ye are prepared ye shall not fear,” declared President Russell M. Nelson at the women’s session of the October General Conference. “What a promise. It is one that can literally change the way we see our future.”
Members of the church have known for years to store food and water and have financial reserves. COVID-19 and the resulting economic challenges bear testimony of the wisdom of that counsel. Elder Nelson again urges us “to take steps to be temporally prepared. But I am even more concerned about your spiritual and emotional preparation.”
As commander of the Nephite armies, Captain Moroni faced opposing forces that were stronger, greater in number and ruthless. Accordingly, Moroni prepared his people in three critical ways.
First, he helped them create “places of security.” He reinforced cities with barriers, forts and walls. Today, as turmoil rages around us, we must protect our own places of physical and spiritual security. Today, our homes are our first line of defense, sanctuaries where the Spirit dwells.
Temples are places of security, unlike any other. In them, we are endowed with priesthood power through sacred priesthood covenants, and it’s where our families are sealed for eternity. Places of security are anywhere you can feel the presence of the Holy Ghost.
Second, Captain Moroni prepared “the minds of the people to be faithful unto the Lord.” The Lord asks us to increase our faith by seeking “learning, even by study and also by faith.”
Regular immersion in the Book of Mormon builds faith. No other book testifies of Jesus Christ with such power and clarity. Knowing this, Book of Mormon prophets saw our day and selected the most helpful doctrine and truths for inclusion.
Our security comes as we yoke ourselves to our heavenly father and Jesus Christ. President Nelson testified, “Life without God is a life filled with fear. Life with God is a life filled with peace.” Spiritual blessings come to the faithful, and personal revelation is one of the greatest of those blessings.
Third, Moroni never stopped
preparing his people, even when things were going well. He knew the more emotionally and spiritually self-reliant we are, the more prepared we are to withstand Satan’s relentless assaults.
President Nelson pleads with us to “keep going! Your vigilance in safeguarding your homes and instilling faith in the hearts of your loved ones will reap rewards for generations to come.”
President Nelson further testified that the Lord has placed us here, knowing we could navigate the rough waters of the latter days. The days ahead will not be easy, but the future will be glorious for those who are prepared to be instruments in the Lord’s hands.
Concluding his remarks, President Nelson promised, “As we create places of security, prepare our minds to be faithful to God, and never stop preparing, God will bless us.” He will “deliver us; yea, insomuch that he will speak peace to our souls, and will grant unto us great faith, and cause us that we can hope for our deliverance in him.”
Rabbi Eric Dangott will stream services at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, and a Saturday morning service at 9:30 on Oct. 24 via Zoom.
Those who are new to Congregation Sholom can contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation via email. Request the Zoom invitation with a text to Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the link and follow the prompts. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. If you want more details or to practice, call (714) 642-0122.
The Zoom link will also have a phone number to dial in if you do not have Internet service. The number they have in California is in San Jose (area code 669). To call inside California is toll-free for most, but you may want to check with your phone provider.
To join the Zoom meeting, follow the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429 and the password is 8ZYy69.
On Sunday, Oct. 25, Susan Michlin will lead the Bingo game on Facebook rooms for Congregation Sholom at 1 p.m.
Electric Shabbat candles are available for $8. This will enable you to light them on Friday night and keep them burning until after Havdalah on Saturday night without a risk of fire. Contact Carol Levine if you want a set. They have graciously been obtained by Rachel Berkowitz of Chabad.
Anyone who wants to participate in the live-streamed services and events can call Ron Yaffee at (562) 430-7040.
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, Oct. 25.
The First Reading is Exodus 22:20-26, and the Second Reading is 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10. The Gospel reading will be from Matthew 22:34-40.
40 Days for Life
The Diocese of Orange is promoting “Help Save Lives” by praying for an end to abortion through prayer and fasting for 40 days until Nov. 1. To learn more about the pro-life ministry, contact Jeanette Barreras at (562) 240-5422.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe.
The church is now open to public entry and can return to its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Attendees must a wear a mask or face shield and sit socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer upon entry into the building.
The parish office is now open. The office’s hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
First Christian Church
By Bruce Humes
“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways and to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and his statutes which I command you today for your good” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13, NKJV).
A question is asked of Israel: “What does the Lord require of you?” The same question could be asked of us today – just what does the Lord require or expect of us?
Moses gives them, and us, five requirements:
1) “Fear the Lord your God,” meaning to hold a sense of reverence. The apostle John wrote in Revelations 14:6-7, “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue and people—saying with a loud voice, ‘Fear God and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.’” We are given clear instruction to fear God by giving the glory to him and worshiping him.
2) “Walk in all of his ways.” We should conduct our lives according to God’s will. The apostle Paul said this in Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
3) “Love him.” We must give our affections to the Lord and him alone. The first and greatest commandment comes to mind here, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind,” (Matthew 22:37).
4) “Serve him,” meaning we must be a bondservant, which will show our love and affection toward him. James, the half-brother of Jesus, and Paul called themselves bondservants of Jesus Christ, which gives example of service to the Lord.
5) “Keep his commandments.” This is a call to obedience. 1 John 5:3-5 says, “For this is the love of God, that we keep (obey) his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For whoever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—your faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the son of God.
God calls us to have not only a fear of reverence and awe for who he is as a loving father, but also a frightful sort of fear for him as the supreme judge. We should be compelled to walk in his ways, seeking his will in our lives because we love him and desire to serve and obey his commands.
Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s
Reformation Day will be celebrated at a combined service of Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal churches at Redeemer Lutheran, 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive, on Sunday, Oct. 25. Wear red, if you like, for the celebration.
There is an outdoor service from 8:45-9:15 a.m. and 9:30-10 a.m. Look for the crosses on the wall and red patio umbrellas along the north side of the church building.
The indoor service will be from 10:30-11 a.m. Pastor Lynda Elmer will be the congregational worship leader, Laura Dickey will perform traditional Reformation hymns, and Pastor Lisa Rotchford will preach “How the Reformation Sets Our Faith Free.”
All worship services are held within the CDC-recommended 30 minute window; social distancing and masks are required.
Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit Shirah invite everyone to attend the Zoom services every Shabbat evening and morning. Anyone interested in joining the Beit HaLev Zoom community for services and Hebrew classes can contact the rabbi at (562) 715-0888 for access and instructions on how to use Zoom.
Beit HaLev continues to conduct livestream services on Facebook and YouTube as well. To attend, go to Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website at galityomtov.com, Facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube.com via Shabbat Shalom LIVE! channel.
Evening services begin at 6 and morning services begin at 10:30. A link to the PDF version of each prayerbook, “Lev L’Lev,” is provided at each service.
The second Triennial Cycle in the Torah portion, “Noach” (Genesis 8:15-10:32) is the account of the building of the ark, the flood and its aftermath. There were 10 generations between the lives of Adam and Chavah and the life of Noach. The Torah describes Noach as “the most righteous man of his generation,” which is the reason HaShem chose him to be the “father” of the future generations. Once the floodwaters had dried, the animals had been released from the ark and God promised to never again destroy the earth with a flood by displaying the Rainbow Covenant, Noach planted a vineyard. Despite his nomenclature as being “righteous,” Noach became embroiled in a drunken encounter with his three sons.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing and hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.
Rabbi Galit Shirah’s Zoom classes will resume in November with Prayerbook and Modern Hebrew classes. A Talmud class is also being planned. For information, contact the Rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or email@example.com.
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Detective Ainley will give talk on Safety and Security Friday
Detective Jon Ainley, SBPD, is the Sunshine Club’s speaker on Friday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. via Zoom.
During his presentation Ainley will cover these areas:
Calling police vs. calling LW security
Safety and security
Computer hacks and phishing
To join the Zoom meeting, follow the link at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82119904568?pwd=dkVmOVowRU1uQXRNb2QveFdFSHp4Zz09. The meeting ID is 821 1990 4568. If you would like to get the Zoom link via email, text your email address to (562) 301-5339 by no later than Thursday at 5 p.m. All shareholders are welcome to join this Zoom meeting.
Ainley began his law enforcement career with the city of Placentia in 2002 as a police cadet. In 2005, Ainley attended the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy and was subsequently hired as a police officer by the City of Placentia. Ainley spent a total of 11 years as a police officer/detective and assumed the roles of bicycle team member, honor guard member, field training officer and property crimes detective.
Ainley has investigated numerous types of crimes as a detective including fraud, burglary, theft, forgery, financial elder abuse, white collar crime, vehicle theft, ID theft, assault with a deadly weapon, sexual assault and many others.
He joined the Seal Beach Police Department in 2017 and has since served as a field training officer, special enforcement team member, Leisure World detective, and peer support team member.
Since being assigned to the Leisure World detective position, Ainley has investigated additional crimes including kidnapping, carjacking, fraud, assault, elder abuse, vehicle theft, sexual assault, burglary as well as many additional crimes.
The Sunshine Club often has LW leaders come to meetings to introduce their organizations to the group. It also invites a wide variety of specialists from outside to share their experiences and ideas with club members. The club always welcomes new people.
The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced in the LW Weekly with link information to join.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
LW star Volunteers
Group helps make 700 masks
Bernie and Martha Goossens from Mutual 2 always look for something to do for the neighbors. They have been married for over 40 years and have been living in Leisure World for three.
Bernie, being a machinist turned tailor for 40 years, helped make face masks with his wife. They started sewing face masks at the beginning of the stay at home order to help neighbors, and then started volunteering for the Golden Age Foundation’s mask project. The two of them made close to 700 masks.
“It makes for a happier life when you are busy helping people,” Martha said.
Bernie and Martha made special custom face masks for veterans in every branch of military service for the Filippino Association of Leisure World Picnic that was cancelled due to COVID-19, the members distributed the masks to the veterans. They loved their special face masks.
Diana Harrison, co-coordinator of GAF face mask project, and Laura Sporcich helped collect and distribute fabrics for Bernie and Martha to make their daily work easier.
The Golden Age Foundation would like to thank the group along with the rest of the 55 volunteers who made it possible to have 5,000 face masks distributed among the community from May-September.
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.
Thursday, Oct. 22
4 pm LW Radio Club
4:08 pm Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Show
4:15 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2010
5:01 pm Anna Derby 71st Birthday
6 pm Ocean Perspectives
7 pm Back to Bourbon Street
7:40 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Friday, Oct. 23
4 pm Dr. N Alzheimer’s
4:24 pm Albuquerque Hot Air
4:31 pm Judge Carolyn John and Richard
5:30 pm Free Kosher Food
5:44 pm Aliens Among Us
6 pm Jazz Holiday with Hank Barto
7:15 pm Hot Air Balloon/Radio Show
7:30 pm History of Seal Beach
8 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
8:30 pm Harmonn Islanders
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobats
10:30 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
Saturday, Oct. 24
4 pm Healthy Brain Aging
4:40 pm Free Kosher Food
5 pm Judge Carolyn John and Richard
6 pm Harmonn Islanders
6:30 pm Beginning of LW
6:45 pm Back to Bourbon Street
7:30 pm The Bug Guy
8 pm LAUSD
11 pm Cerritos Center–
Sunday, Oct. 25
6 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
6:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
7 pm Life and Times in SB:
8 pm LW Radio Club
8:08 pm Anna Derby’s 71st Bithday
9 pm Abilene Amphitheater
10 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
10:46 pm Aliens Among Us
11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Monday, Oct. 26
4 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:31 pm Head Master
4:41 pm Sea Inside
5 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
5:46 pm Free Kosher Food
6 pm History of Seal Beach
6:30 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7 pm SB City Council–LIVE
8:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
9:05 pm Vinyl Rock Valentine Concert
11:20 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Tuesday, Oct. 27
4 pm Dr. N Alzhiemer’s
4:30 pm Community Focus
5:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
6:05 pm Albuquerque Hot Air Balloons
6:15 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
7 pm Alaska Final Frontier/ Radio Club
7:15 pm Back to Bourbon Street
8 pm The Bug Guy
8:30 pm Life and Times in SB:
9:30 pm Cerritos Center–
11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Wednesday, Oct. 28
4 pm Healthy Brain Aging
4:45 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012
5:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 1
6:45 pm History of Las Vegas Part 2
8 pm Life and Times in SB:
9 pm Cerritos Center:
Golden Dragon Acrobatics
10:30 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
*All programming is subject to change.
Keith Kelsay celebrated his 86th birthday in August by enjoying outside dining at the new Hof’s Hut with his companion Cindy Gannon. Keith is looking forward to going cruising next April.
Drive-by food drive on Oct. 29
Community Church’s Missions Team is hosting a drive-by food drive on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot in front of the church. Members of the Missions Team will greet you while wearing a mask at your car and accept non-perishable food donations.
The Missions Team will come to your home to pick up donations if you prefer. Contact the church office at (562) 431-2503 to make arrangements. Monetary donations are accepted as well.
All donations will be directed to the Long Beach Rescue Mission and/or We Care. Thank you for your partnership in providing much needed food for your greater community during these challenging times.
Celebrate Simbang Gabi
The Filipino Association of Leisure World is preparing for the annual celebration of Simbang Gabi in preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ.
Simbang Gabi is a traditional, nine-day devotion of masses practiced by the Filipino Roman Catholics. The series paves the way for the anticipation of the coming of Christmas, honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary and the birth of her son, Jesus Christ.
The holiday is from Dec. 16-24. Usually the Christmas season in the Philippines ends in the celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6.
Father Juan Caboboy, spiritual adviser of FALW and pastor of Holy Family Church, will celebrate the mass inside the church on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 5 p.m. Mass is limited to 100. Those who want to attend the Holy Mass must call and make a reservation. A to-go reception will follow. It will be first call, first seated, no exemptions.
For reservations, call Dove Sonza at (562) 477-5541, Aida Jose at (201) 566-3184 or Ren Villnueva at (562) 493-1406.
In this week’s puzzle, white moves first, and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate.
The white bishop moves from D6 to E7. Any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate.
Unfortunately, the members of the chess club are unable to play together on Fridays because of the COVID-19 shutdowns.
The chess puzzle will appear in the LW paper weekly to keep the love of the game alive.
Solution to this week’s puzzle: Be7
Club booth will be open every day until the election
By Brian Harmon
This year, the three candidates the Republican club has been focusing on are Michelle Steel, Janet Nguyen and City Councilman and former Mayor Thomas Moore, who visited the Republican Club’s booth to meet and talk with club members last week. As always, the event was masked and held outside. Attendees were able to ask Moore questions about his campaign.
Of the three, Moore is the one whose success or failure clearly depends on what we in Leisure World do. Although he does not live in LW, for the past four years he has worked hard to represent residents well.
Thomas Moore has fought for and achieved over $670,000 in spending cuts. He tried his best, as is seen in his response to Seal Beach Proposition BB, which passed two years ago.
Orange County is not a place where voters are usually delighted to raise taxes, but in this case we supported a sales tax increase, thinking the money would go towards the police and possibly other public safety uses.
When the City Council decided to spend the money for other purposes, Moore introduced a motion to put all the extra money not spent for public safety into a reserve account. His motion died for lack of a second.
The Republican Club booth will continue to distribute cloth face masks for free, courtesy of OC Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steel, the Republican candidate for Congress in this district.
The club is also distributing free signs including those that say the following:
“Support our Police”
“Taxpayer Advocate Michelle Steel for Congress”
“Create More Jobs, Michelle Steel for Congress”
“Lower Taxes, Michelle Steel for Congress”
“Janet Nguyen for Assembly”
“Thomas Moore for Seal Beach City Council. Moore for Your Money!”
Starting next week, the club booth will be open from 11a.m. -2 p.m. every day until the election on Nov. 3.
Voters can drop off their ballots, which will be turned in by club President David Harlow each day. The booth will be at its regular location in the parking lot in front of Clubhouse 6.
Volunteers can help answer questions about ballots
By Mary Larson
With less than two weeks to go before the Nov. 3 election, volunteers are winding up their campaign designed to ensure that every LW supporter of Democratic candidates votes. This effort has been taken in the form of letters, notes, phone calls, newsletters and personal one-on-one visits during which everyone has worn masks and remained socially distant.
More than 70 volunteers have been involved in the effort to reach out to their fellow Leisure World Democrats. If you need their assistance on any issue relating to the election, call (562) 296-8521, (562) 596-0450 or (562) 412-0898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Democratic Club made a conscientious decision that they would not open the club’s usual voter registration booth. This move to forgo opening a booth around which people would be tempted to gather was in line with the Democratic Party’s commitment at all levels to take precautions not to spread the COVID-19 virus.
Be aware that if someone other than yourself is delivering your ballot to the Registrar of Voters or to the Vote Center, they must sign their name on the outside of the envelope. It is not necessary if someone you trust is delivering it to the official LW Drop Box.
In what will be a surprise to many, the Editorial Board of the Orange County Register endorsed the reelection of Democratic Congressman Harley Rouda. They reported making the endorsement for a number of reasons such as his reliable support of immigration reform, including a laudable vote in support of the American Dream and Promise Act, and his being a critic of the president’s use of tariffs.
The editorial went on to say that Rouda has been a reliable supporter of criminal justice and policing reforms that their board had long championed as being vital to protecting individual rights, upholding high standards in policing and reducing the harms of the War on Drugs. They approved of Rouda’s support for the end of federal marijuana prohibition, his vote to curtail civil asset forfeiture and his support for abolishing qualified immunity in civil rights lawsuits against law enforcement officers.
The Democratic Club welcomes new members and friends. Membership forms are available online at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/.
If you are a Democrat and want to know more about the club, subscribe to the electronic newsletter at no cost by emailing the editor, Mary Larson, at email@example.com or by calling (562) 296-8521 with your full contact information.
After a full and amazing 102 years of life, the Holy Spirit called Delia Ravessoud to the gates of Heaven on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. Our beloved mother, you will be so dearly missed.
Delia was born on Jan. 25, 1918, in Mercedes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. At a young age, she dreamed of flying planes. In 1940, she became one of Argentina’s first of 10 women Licensed Civil Aviator Pilots, flying 1930’s Focke-Wulf and other types of private planes. In 1942, she had become so popular she was being considered as an actress for the movie industry.
In 1949, she met and married her husband, Fernand Ravessoud, in Bariloche, Argentina. This is where their two sons were born. In 1959, the family immigrated to the United States of America, leaving Argentina, friends and family behind, all greatly missed. In 1961, their daughter was born, who beat them to their citizenship, which they earned in 1964.
Delia continues to influence so many in her life. She received her AA degree, became a licensed cosmetologist, and owned her own beauty salon. She became a licensed real estate agent, then a real estate broker. Delia also owned and operated motels, apartments and commercial properties.
We were blessed to have such a remarkable woman we called Mom. Delia was always calm and serene in her Catholic faith. As the years went by, so did her spiritual interests. Delia learned about various religious beliefs, astrology, hypnosis and the positive energy of the universe. She was an involved supporter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, helping her and others to understand the invisible disease.
During retirement, she lived at Leisure World in Seal Beach, California. She loved living near the beach and enjoying the quaint coastal shops nearby. She remained active in many community groups, clubs, events, and selling real estate on occasion. Delia enjoyed some of her best years living at Leisure World. Then came the proud moments of being a loving grandmother. She was their garden of love, hugs and kisses.
As dementia took her away so gradually, it also prepared the family for our unimaginable loss. Delia soon joined her sons and family by moving to New Mexico, where she enjoyed the last eight years of her life.
Delia is survived by her son, Fernando Ravessoud, MD, (Susan) of New Mexico; and her daughter, Linda Vecchetti (Donald) of Arizona. Delia’s grandchildren, Joseph, Russell, Erica; and great-grandchild Acelynn; as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a brother, sister and her son, Henry.
The family would like to extend gratitude to the Heritage Assisted Living, and the wonderful care given to our loved one. Due to COVID-19, a small, yet beautiful, grave-side Catholic service was held on Sept. 14 at the Masonic Cemetery. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca’s Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces, New Mexico (575) 527-2222.
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Gina, LW Resident.562-281-7103. Business License #MCQ0015. 12/31
Gentleman seeks health “Buddy” to plan, and encourage each other in the areas of health, food, exercise and medical. Plan, execute and congratulate. 10/22
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.
Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
Serving LW since 1999. 12/10
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 10/29
Affordable – Professional,
Licensed and Insured.
Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing,
cabinets. Senior discounts.
Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931.
License #1049257. 01/07/21
Interior Flooring Solutions
Hardwood floors, carpet,
laminate, vinyl planks.
25 years experience.
Contractor License 1043763. 12/24
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988.
Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.10/29
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 12/17
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
I Clean Inside & Outside Or…
Clean Outside Only and Save $$$.
(562) 600-0014. LW Resident,
Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach
Business License #LIV0004. 11/05
Helping Leisure World
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 weekdays between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-9906.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
Part Time Driver Needed
Mon. – Fri. 9am to 1pm
Must Have: Good driving record
Box Truck Experience
Ability to lift (minimal) for pickups & deliveries
B&B Carpets & Flooring
(562) 428-7589. 10/29
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 12/31/20
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770. 12/31
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/31
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
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. 12/10/20
MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/31/20
Experienced caregiver, CNA, medication management, dementia, diabetic care, doctor appointments, errands, companionship, cooking & cleaning. Overnight care available. (714) 719-4951. 11/19
Do you need help getting things done? Call “your personal concierge”. Home organization, running errands, house/pet sitting, personal shopper, post office services and more! Reasonable rates.
Call or text Lisa 949-432-1877. 10/29
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 11/26
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 10/29
CALL PHIL AT
Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business
License #AB0001. 12/10
Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning.
Call 949-899-7770. 12/31
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal
Beach License LUC0001.12/31
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 12/17
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE
We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A. Call 562-505-1613. 11/05
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as
nice as possible! 15 years of
experience, We can work with your
schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 10/29
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 11/12
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training,
Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 10/29
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, 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. 10/22
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call: 714-292-9124. 05/13/21
2017 Scout Scooter 4-wheel, super clean, like new, hardly used. $575.00. Mutual 7. 310-291-1978. 10/15
2010 White EZ-GO rear cargo bed. New batteries, tires, wheels. Extras! 562-446-0293. 10/22
Extra nice club cart. $2,600. Extra nice EZ-GO custom $2,400.
PHOENIX HD 4 Electric scooter, 3 yrs. old w/brand new cover. Selling for $1,000. Call Judy (925) 918-0414. 10/29
For sale Yamaha golf car, two-seater, new batteries, tires. $2,100.
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 10/22
Rides by Russ,
With the personal touch.
For over 5 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping
I also make & sell face shields for $6.
Russ 714-655-1544. 10/22
A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH
Conscientious, Dependable, Professional. Providing trustworthy transportation, perfect for airport travelers, medical patients. Safe, limited scheduling.
Greetings to all my
Call 562-537-1298. James 10/15
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.
‘99 Coachman, model 247QB Futura. Light travel trailer. Only used once a year. Like new inside. Must see to appreciate. Every-thing needed included. Ready to go. Slip six. $7,900. (562) 430-5812. 10/22
MOVING, HAULING &
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License
BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 12/17
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 12/17
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Estate Sale by appointment only – Mutual 7. Location: 13300 N. Fairfield Ln. #175-D. Oct. 14th thru Oct. 27th, 2020. All protocols for COVID-19 will apply. Kitchen items, tools: socket sets, wrenches, saws, old toolboxes, ladders, new Dirt Devil shop vac. Fly fishing items: rods & reels, all the materials to tie your own flys and lures. Many items: Xmas, collectible thimbles, 3-wheel bike, office items, golf, tables, couch, dresser, lamps, bookshelves. Cash only. If interested, text or email if you would like pictures: firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 623-5752. 10/22
Private Estate sale – Mutual 14. Mid-century modern Scandinavian furniture: teak rocker, coffee table, sofa, dining room table & chairs, China hutch plus lighting and more. Call for an appointment:
(714) 330-8913. For photos, email:
Estate Sale – Beautiful Lowrey organ, works great! $95.00, electric piano w/bench $90, white toft sofa $90 & lots of miscellaneous furniture. Mutual 11, 1540 Northwood Rd., 270A. (562) 430-1927.
9:00 a.m. daily until sold. 10/22
LAZY BOY Three seat reclining sofa Charcoal Gray. Like new $200 or best offer. (562) 296-8434. 10/22
Used Fujitsu 12K BTU Heat/AC Pump for Sale (Outdoor Unit Only). Bought new in April 2019.
Now reduced to $300 ($775 new). Recently passed LW inspection in perfect working condition.
Call Brian 310-480-5147. 10/22
Adjustable stationary exercise bike. $125. (714) 600-0920. 10/22
Free milk weed plant seedlings.
Buying old sports cards (baseball; football and basketball) that you might want to get rid of. Looking for cards in good condition from the 1960’s or earlier. Jeff 562-413-0517
Looking to rent carport in Mutual 5. Please call (909) 262-3204. 10/22
CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE
For Sale – Two (2) side by side
cemetery plots located in “Garden of Remembrance” Westminster Memorial Park. $8800 for both.
Regular price for 1 is $9300 a plot. Call/Text (323) 854-0007, ask for Keli Taylor.