March 12 2020
Page 1, General News
The outbreak of COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation; the GRF will provide updated information from the CDC and other authorities, in addition to the latest guidance and reminders of how residents can protect themselves, in this weekly column.
How the Virus is Spread
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
• It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
Who is at Higher Risk
Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adults, people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes and lung disease.
The GRF has added a Coronavirus tab on the left side of its homepage at lwsb.com to keep residents updated.
Click the icon for access to important information including links to the World Health Organization and OptumCare at the HCC.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
What to Do to Protect Yourself
The CDC advises people at higher risk to: Stock up on supplies and take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others. When out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact and wash your hands often. Avoid crowds as much as possible.
Phishing scams related to COVID-19 are on rise
According to digital security company NortonLifeLock, the overwhelming amount of news coverage surrounding the novel coronavirus has created a new danger—phishing attacks seeking to exploit public fears about the virus.
Cybercriminals are sending emails claiming to be from legitimate organizations with information about the coronavirus.
The email messages might ask you to open an attachment to see the latest statistics.
If you click on the attachment or embedded link, you’re likely to download malicious software onto your device.
The malicious software—malware, for short—could allow cybercriminals to take control of your computer, log your keystrokes or access your personal information and financial data, which could lead to identity theft.
The coronavirus — or COVID-19, the name of the respiratory disease it causes — has affected the lives of millions of people around the world. It’s impossible to predict its long-term impact. But it is possible to take steps to help protect yourself against coronavirus-related scams.
Coronavirus-themed phishing emails can take different forms, including these:
• CDC Alerts—Cybercriminals have sent phishing emails designed to look like they’re from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
The email might falsely claim to link to a list of coronavirus cases in your area. “You are immediately advised to go through the cases above for safety hazard,” the text of one phishing email reads.
• Health Advice Emails—Phishers have sent emails that offer purported medical advice to help protect you against the coronavirus.
The emails might claim to be from medical experts near Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak began.
and Fake Ads
Scammers have posted ads that claim to offer treatment or cures for the coronavirus. The ads often try to create a sense of urgency — for instance, “Buy now, limited supply.”
At least two bad things could happen if you respond to the ads.
One, you might click on an ad and download malware onto your device.
Two, you might buy the product and receive something useless, or nothing at all. Meanwhile, you may have shared personal information such as your name, address, and credit card number.
Bottom line? It’s smart to avoid any ads seeking to capitalize on the coronavirus.
Tips for Recognizing and Avoiding Phishing Emails
Like other types of phishing emails, the email messages usually try to lure you into clicking on a link or providing personal information that can be used to commit fraud or identity theft. Here’s some tips to avoid getting tricked.
• Beware of online requests for personal information. A coronavirus-themed email that seeks personal information like your Social Security number or login information is a phishing scam. Legitimate government agencies won’t ask for that information. Never respond to the email with your personal data.
• Check the email address or link. You can inspect a link by hovering your mouse button over the URL to see where it leads. Sometimes, it’s obvious the web address is not legitimate. But keep in mind phishers can create links that closely resemble legitimate addresses. Delete the email.
• Watch for spelling and grammatical mistakes. If an email includes spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors, it’s likely a sign you’ve received a phishing email. Delete it.
• Look for generic greetings. Phishing emails are unlikely to use your name. Greetings like “Dear sir or madam” signal an email is not legitimate.
• Avoid emails that insist you act now. Phishing emails often try to create a sense of urgency or demand immediate action. The goal is to get you to click on a link and provide personal information — right now. Instead, delete the message.
Where can I find legitimate information about
It’s smart to go directly to reliable sources for information about the coronavirus. That includes government offices and health care agencies, and the GRF website at lwsb.com, which has links to bonafide agencies handling news about the emerging situation.
Here are a few of the best places to find answers to your questions about the coronavirus.
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: The CDC website includes the most current information about the coronavirus. The site covers how the coronavirus spreads, symptoms, and prevention and treatment, travel restrictions, number of cases worldwide, global locations with COVID-19 and more.
• World Health Organization: WHO provides a range of information, including how to protect yourself, travel advice, and answers to common questions.
• National Institutes of Health: NIH provides updated information and guidance about the coronavirus. It includes information from other government organizations.
—Steve Symanovich, NortonLifeLock
Mini Farm Town Hall is tentatively set for March 25
The Golden Rain Foundation, in conjunction with the Recreation Committee and the Mini Farm Subcommittee, will conduct a town hall meeting tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in Clubhouse 4.
At the January GRF board meeting, a new policy was approved ceding control of the Mini Farms at the 1.8 acre site to the Golden Rain Foundation. The policy does not take effect until January 2021, which has caused some confusion as to the status of operations in the interim period.
At the town hall, questions will be answered, and misconceptions put to rest. While the Mini Farmers Club no longer has oversight, directors and officers of the club have agreed to work with the Recreation Department to assist with planning the future of the farms. Planning will continue under the newly formed Mini Farm Subcommittee.
Although the club itself will not be reassigning relinquished plots during this period, it is the Committee’s intention to begin doing so in the near future. Due to the condition of a number of neglected plots, a cleanup event is being planned that will be discussed at this meeting.
Mini Farmers who want to keep their plots will need to confirm this at the meeting and must provide identification to demonstrate they are the registered plot holder and the person actually working the farm.
The original rules drafted by the club will remain in effect until January 2021. The provisions agreed to by the farmers will not change until that time. If a plot becomes available for reassignment, the new Mini Farmer must agree to abide by the new policy when it is implemented.
Mini Farmers who have neglected their plots will need to bring them into compliance as soon as possible or risk forfeiture. Offenders will receive a warning and reasonable time to clean their area before final action is taken.
Mini Farmers are asked to come prepared for the meeting with questions and GRF identification and expect to be interviewed by a committee member or GRF personnel. We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
It’s Tax Time
The AARP Tax-Aide Program sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation for the 2019 filing season is underway. Appointments are available for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings through April 8. Call (562) 596-1987 and leave your name and telephone number on the GAF answering machine. A volunteer will return the call to schedule an appointment.
To participate, you must be a full-time California resident and qualify to file as single or married filing jointly. The following records should be brought to the appointment, if they are applicable to you:
• Social Security card, required
• Driver’s license, State issued ID, Passport or Leisure World photo ID
• Copy of 2018 Federal and State returns
• Forms 1099 for interest, dividends, pensions, social security benefits, sales of stocks
• Cost of stocks and bonds that were sold during 2019
• Form 1095-A if you purchased medical insurance through Covered California
• Forms W-2
• For itemized deductions, prepare and total a list of medical expenses, charitable contributions, taxes, interest and other deductions. Bring the list along with the organized receipts
• Copy of a check if you want a refund to be deposited into your checking account
Note that individuals with rental property, a net loss from self-employment or out-of-state tax returns are not in-scope for this program.
An Intake/Interview Sheet (Form 13614-C) must be completed for each return that is prepared. For your convenience, the form is available in the Leisure World Library. Pick up the form and complete it in advance.
The Tax preparation room is in Clubhouse 6, Room A, on the second floor. The process will take at least an hour to have the documents input, reviewed and the return prepared.
During the first three weeks, counselors e-filed 192 federal and state tax returns.
CERT training offered for Korean speaking residents
CERT training for Korean-speaking and -reading LW residents will start Wednesday, April 1, from 8 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 1. Classes will be taught through an interpreter each Wednesday in April. All the materials and hand-outs will be in the Korean language.
Class limit is 30 students.
Class topics are Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utility Controls, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue Operations, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and Active Shooters.
Students need to attend all 20 hours for a CERT certificate, helmet, backpack and equipment, which are provided to CERT team members.
GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez and CERT Team Leader Phil Mandeville are the instructors. To enroll in the Korean-language CERT training, contact Sonji Friedman at (562) 243-1894.
Blood drive is April 3
Leisure World is saving lives with an American Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 3, at the Healthcare Center from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
One donation can save up to three lives.
Call Lisa Love to make reservations at (909) 282 6685.
Special phones make it easier to hear
Special California Phones are free to eligible Californians. Now, it’s easier to hear, dial and make calls. The next free phone events are March 27 and April 24 from 9-11 a.m.
Bring your completed CTAP application with a doctor’s signature and get your phone the same day.
CTAP applications can be picked up at the Health Care Center, from the Member Resource Liaison Office in Bldg. 5, first floor, by calling (800) 806-1191 or visiting www.CaliforniaPhones.org.
Defunct barbershop club donates proceeds to GAF
The now-defunct Barbershop Singing Club has donated its remaining treasury to the Golden Age Foundation. Club President Bill Frambach recently gave a check for $942.48 to GAF President Carole Damoci in the hopes that it will inspire other clubs to do the same.
When it became clear that the number of barbershop singers was on the decline, the remaining members unanimously voted to dissolve the club and give club proceeds to the GAF.
The late Ken Kline and Zeke Bartels formed the Barbershop Singing Club about 15 years ago, with Ken installed as its first president. Bill Frambach was an early member and was elected vice president, an office that he held until Ken died and Bill became president.
Barbershop harmony is generally considered to be one of the few uniquely American-born musical styles, alongside jazz, with which it shares origins. The simplest definition of barbershop centers around relatively simple melodies sung in four-part harmony without instruments (a cappella).
In its heyday, the club was featured at Leisure World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and entertained various LW clubs and organizations.
The Golden Age Foundation, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to serving Leisure World shareholders and residents, appreciates the donation.
Through the generosity of LW residents, the GAF is able to provide various programs and projects free to residents.
The GAF is entirely staffed by resident volunteers and its major income source is contributions from shareholders, either individually or through clubs and organizations.
Master Gardener Class is today
A Master Gardener lecture will be held today from 1-3 p.m. at Clubhouse 4. Warm Season Vegetables will be taught by horticulturalist Stephen Williams.
Learn how to make your smartphone work better for you
People who are having difficulty hearing or seeing their smartphones are invited to attend a free workshop on how to make them work better for you.
Training covers making smartphone volume louder and easier to hear; sending text messages, connecting Bluetooth devices, using basic functions and more.
Android training is from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on March 27 or April 24 and iPhone training is from 2-4 p.m. on March 27 or April 24. Classes, sponsored by the California Telephone Access Program, are held at the Health Care Center. Space is limited. Register by calling 431- 6586, ext. 317.
Perspectives, page 4
by Jim Greer
Leisure World is a unique community. Not because it’s a retirement community or a gated community, but because it is our community. Sure, there’s a lot of complaining about issues large and small. And there’s the typical self-deprecating humor about aging. But we have so much here that can make this one of the great societies the world has known.
In a recent address at Brigham Young University, the New York Times columnist David Brooks spoke about seeing each other deeply.
He noted that Americans, in general, do not see one another well. “There is one skill at the center of any healthy family, company, classroom, community, university or nation: the ability to see someone else deeply, to know another person profoundly, to make them feel heard and understood.”
Brooks went on to explain that to keep our community intact, we need to be weavers.
Weavers plant themselves in one spot of ground they care about, and get to know the people, and become rooted in that spot. Weavers are daring social explorers. They acknowledge that a good life is a series of daring adventures from a secure base. They know who they are and have the security to expand.
Our community can be a collection of unique people looking after each other, seeing each other deeply, taking the time to enter into relationships.
We should depend upon one another, hear and support each other’s stories, and strengthen each other’s behavior. Brooks tells the story of Ruth, a friend who died at a young age in a small Louisiana town.
A beloved local teacher, Ruth, would place a lighted candle on each headstone in the local cemetery during the holidays. Soon after her passing, during another Christmas season, Ruth’s brother Rod asked his mother if she would like to place the candles as Ruth once did. She replied, “it would just wreck me. It’s just too soon.”
As they drove home, passing the cemetery, they noticed that someone else had placed and lit the candles on every gravestone. “This is what happens in a community,” David Brooks emphasized, “the behaviors, the norms, and the gifts get replicated and spread around by people who are deeply engaged and deeply seeing one another.”
Seeing one another deeply helps us realize the difference between happiness and joy.
In David Brooks’ words, “You can be happy alone.
You win a game, you get a promotion, you feel big about yourself. Happiness is the expansion of self.
But joy is the merger of self. It happens when you forget where you end and something else begins, when you really are seeing deeply into each other.”
We are the weavers, the glue that can hold our community together. As a diverse community, we can build a loving, multicultural society.
We only need to give ourselves a little grace.
It will not be easy, but like Ruth’s example of the candles, great works get done if we take the time to look into each other’s eyes.
Credits and Kudos
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Carl and Karen Reggiardo of Mutual 4 appreciate their Mutual 3 Board members who met more than 150 residents on Feb. 29 for lunch and two hours of questions and answers. Within 24 hours, issues put forth by my wife and I (pathway lights out, carport availability, exterior painting) were either resolved or satisfactorily explained. As a resident of five months, I was impressed and want to thank the board for its effort.
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Government, pg 5-6
Mutual election cycle begins
The community unity displayed in Leisure World Seal Beach is a direct result of all the unpaid volunteer Mutual and GRF board members duly elected to serve their mutuals and the shareholders over many years. What better way to sustain a community such as Leisure World than by volunteering time toward the governance of the incredible lifestyle shareholders enjoy?
This community was founded on the premise that the Mutual Boards and the elected board directors would set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate, that is, the shareholders. Board directors find solutions to problems, large and small. This is not an easy job. It takes time, effort and a willingness to unselfishly donate a portion of everyday life to the community.
Leisure World Seal Beach is full of highly qualified shareholders who have so much expertise to offer, such as knowledge of construction, plumbing and accounting. New ideas and perspectives are always needed and that means volunteers are needed. Consider becoming a candidate for a director’s position on your mutual’s board of directors.
The schedule below indicates each mutual’s annual meeting date and election. Note the deadlines to apply for candidacy.
For more information on becoming a Mutual Board of Directors candidate, contact the Stock Transfer Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346.
GRF campaign cycle is underway
The campaign cycle for the GRF Board of Directors (BOD) is now underway. During 2020, the Board seats representing the even-numbered Mutuals are up for election.
Candidacy is subject to all applicable state laws and in accordance to GRF 30-5025-3. All candidates must be members of GRF for at least a year at the time of nomination and cannot have been convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from purchasing fidelity bond coverage or terminate existing coverage.
A Mutual BOD may appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of recommending a candidate for election.
All candidates recommended by a Mutual BOD or nominating committee will be given candidate instructions by the Stock Transfer Office.
Candidates must be current in payment of carrying charges. This does not include non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines cost levied by a third party or if member has paid under protest.
All members have the right to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) pursuant to Civil Code 5658. A member may contact the Board in writing to initiate an IDR/ADR. If an IDR/ADR is not scheduled and completed prior to the nomination deadline the candidates may be disqualified for non-payment of monthly assessments.
A candidate may be a member who is an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation, a member of any City Council, Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange, Planning Commission for the City of Seal Beach or County of Orange.
In addition, a member of any entity or partnership or an officer or director of any other corporation engaged in supplying material series or labor to GRF is strongly discouraged from running for the Board. Such actions may cause a potential conflict of interest, causing unnecessary liability, including but not limited to breaching fiduciary duties.
Each candidate may submit a statement of 300 words or less in 12-point or larger font, single-sided, to the Stock Transfer Office.
Statements shall be written in compliance with the election rules, e.g., contain the background, qualifications and platform of the candidate, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content.
The statements will be mailed out with ballots.
Candidate Nomination Forms and GRF Directors Handbooks are available in the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building beginning Wednesday, March 4, and must be submitted before the deadline, 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 3.
Members are invited to attend a Question-and-Answer Forum with current GRF Directors on Wednesday, March 25, from 1- 2 p.m. or Thursday, March 26, from 2-3 p.m., at the Administration Building, Conference Room A.
Candidates must show a photo ID when turning in the Candidate Nomination Form and Statement. Candidates will receive a receipt when turning in their application materials.
Candidates who complete a Candidate Nomination Forms (or who are nominated by a Mutual’s nominating committee or Board) will be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot.
Three packets containing the Secret Mail-in Ballot, postage-paid envelopes, balloting instructions and deadlines will be mailed to each household in the even-numbered Mutuals on Sunday, May 3.
Nominations from the floor and write-ins are prohibited.
For further information on being a candidate for the GRF Board, call 431-6586, ext. 346, for Stock Transfer, or ext. 303 for the Board of Directors Office.
CAP Food Distribution
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be March 19.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). People who are unable to apply themselves may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. For more information, call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.
Qualified LW residents can get help applying for CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, in person with Cindy Tostado, GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison, online or via phone.
People who are over 55 and meet the following monthly income guidelines may qualify: One-person household: $2,010 per month; two-person household: $2,708 per month.
Have access to the following required documents to assist in the application process:
• Green Card or Citizenship Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Proof of Income
• Rent Receipt and Bills
Ways to apply:
• By Appointment in LW: Call 431-6586, ext. 317
• Online: GetCalFresh.org
• Phone: (800) 281-9799
• Walk In: 1928 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92703
For more information, call Cindy Tostado, LCSW, GRF member resource and assistance liaison, 431-6586, ext. 317.
Mutual 2 Fire Suppression Event is March 18
Dr. Rosa Fabian, chair of Emergency Buddy System of Mutual 2, welcomes LW residents to a fire suppression event at 11 a.m. on the Mutual 2 greenbelt between buildings 21 and 34 on March 18. Bring a chair and an expired fire extinguisher to use (optional) for hands-on training.
GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez will lead the presentation and exercise. Midge Bash, a Community Emergency Response Team instructor, will demonstrate how to use a fire blanket. Contact Dr. Fabian at (562) 240- 5212 for further information.
GRF Drop Box Information
Located throughout the community are light tan-colored payment boxes provided as a convenient method of dropping off monthly assessment payments as well as utility payments for Edison, Verizon, Frontier and Spectrum without having to use a postage stamp.
GRF has established strict procedures relating to the collection and delivery of payments deposited in these payment boxes. Payments are collected once daily Monday-Friday from all boxes. Sealed payments are delivered to the Finance office where they are sorted and mailed in parcels as batches to their respective payment processing centers. Monthly assessment payments are forwarded to the lockbox payment processing center via UPS and contain a tracking number used to confirm the package was delivered.
Be sure to include your name and address on the outside of all payment envelopes deposited in the light tan-colored payment boxes. Doing so allows staff to add an additional step of tracking and recording your monthly assessment payments before they are forwarded to the lockbox processing center. Failure to place your name and address on your payment envelopes will make it difficult for staff to track your payment once it leaves our office.
Note that you must use postage stamps on all mail deposited in the blue US postal boxes. Further, it is always a good practice to place your return address on all US mail in the event the postmaster is unable to deliver your mail.
— The Finance Office
Carport Cleaning Schedule 2020
The remainder of the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2020 is as follows:
Memorial Day – Monday, May 25
Mutual 10, Carports 117-121, 123-124, will be cleaned on Friday, May 29.
Independence Day – Saturday, July 4
No carports are affected.
Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 7
Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, and Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Monday, Aug. 31.
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 Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:
Thurs., March 12 Communications Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Fri., March 13 Executive Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Mon., March 16 Finance Committee
Administration 9 a.m.
Tues., March 17 Special Governing Documents Committee
Administration 10 a.m.
Tues., March 17 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Wed., March 18 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee
Administration 10 a.m.
Fri., March 20 GRF/Mutual Roundtable
Administration 1 p.m.
Tues., March 24 GRF Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Thurs., March 26 Management Services Review Ad Hoc
Administration 1 p.m.
Wed., April 1 Government Document Committee
Admininstration 10 a.m.
Wed., April 1 Physical Property Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Thurs., April 2 Architecture Design Review Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Fri., April 3 GRF Board Executive Session
Administration 1 p.m.
Mon., April 6 Recreation Committee
Conference Room B 1 p.m.
Wed., April 8 Security, Bus & Transportation
Administration 1 p.m.
Thurs. April 9 Communication Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Fri., April 10 Executive Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Mon., April 13 Mutual Administration Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Tues., April 14 Facilities/Amenities Review Ad Hoc
Administration 1 p.m.
Wed., April 15 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc
Administration 10 a.m.
Mon., April 20 Finance Committee
Administration 9 a.m.
Tues., April 21 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Administration 1 p.m.
Thurs., April 23 Management Services Review Ad Hoc
Administration 1 p.m.
Tues., April 28 GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4 6 p.m.
Schedule of Mutual Meetings
Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:
Thurs., March 12 Emergency Information Council
Conference Room B 10 a.m.
Fri., March 13 Mutual 3
Administration 9 a.m.
Mon., March 16 Mutual 15
Administration 1 p.m.
Tues., March 17 Mutual 14
Conference Room B 1 p.m.
Wed., March 18 Mutual 5
Conference Room B 9 a.m.
Wed., March 18 Mutual 7
Administration 1 p.m.
Thurs., March 19 Mutual 2
Administration 9 a.m.
Thurs., March 19 Mutual 11
Conference Room B 1:30 p.m.
Mon., March 23 Mutual 8
Administration 9 a.m.
Wed., March 25 Mutual 10
Administration 9 a.m.
Thurs., March 26 Mutual 1 (open forum precedes meeting)
Administration 9 a.m.
Fri., March 27 Mutual 6
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Thurs., April 2 Presidents’ Council
Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.
Tues., April 7 Mutual 16
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Tues., April 7 Mutual 17
Administration 1:30 p.m.
Wed., April 8 Mutual 4
Administration 9 a.m.
Thur., April 9 Mutual 12
Administration 9 a.m.
Fri., April 10 Mutual 3
Administration 9 a.m.
Mon., April 13 Mutual 9
Administration 9 a.m.
Wed., April 15 Mutual 5
Conference Room B 9 a.m.
Wed., April 15 Mutual 7
Administration 1 p.m.
Thurs., April 16 Mutual 2
Adminstration 9 a.m.
Thurs., April 16 Mutual 11
Conference Room B 1:30 p.m.
Mon., April 20 Mutual 15
Administration 9 a.m.
Tues., April 21 Mutual 14
Conference Room B 1 p.m.
Wed., April 22 Mutual 10
Administration 9 a.m.
Thurs., April 23 Mutual 1 (open forum precedes meeting)
Administration 9 a.m.
Fri., April 24 Mutual 6
Adminstration 9:30 a.m.
Mon., April 27 Mutual 8
Administration 9 a.m.
GRF Passport Services
Passport photos can be taken at the Copy & Supply Center in Building 5 from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.; two photos, $10.
For information, call 431-6586, ext. 345.
The center also carries small items, such as batteries, shower heads, fire extinguishers, emergency vests and other items, from the Purchasing Department.
Resident Decal Replacement
Expiring resident decals are replaced in the satellite Security Office, downstairs in Building 5. Bring a resident ID card, valid driver’s license, current car registration and insurance card when applying.
Decals are issued 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Arts and Leisure, pages 9-11
The Leisure World Garden Club will meet on March 16 at 1:30 pm in Clubhouse 2 with Marie Barnidge-McIntyre as the featured speaker. She will present a program on Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site in Long Beach.
Barnidge-McIntyre has worked at the Rancho since 1992, when she was hired as the first horticulturist at that site. The job initially encompassed researching, restoring and maintaining the gardens and grounds. Over the years it has broadened in scope to include what she terms “resource management.” This includes harvesting products from the garden for unique crafts sold in the Rancho gift shop, capturing rainwater and allowing it to return to the aquifer and developing and training volunteers to lead garden tours. She also works with and teaches interns and students and surveys birds with the Audubon Society.
Self-described as “Curator of Living Collections,” Barnidge-McIntyre is involved in far more than the plants that are her primary objective. Understanding how the soil works, all the way up to who is eating what and what is breeding where, adds a dimension of understanding of the site-specific eco-system beyond the gardens and landscapes. If she determines that something is missing from this environment then she tries to incorporate it, organically when possible.
The Rancho gardens were started in the 1840s, and she is the steward of these venerable trees and this space. The landscape she is restoring, designed by Ralph D. Cornell in the 1930s, has matured and changed the environment, yet she tries to stay true to his vision, using materials he had available and maintaining the historic integrity of his intent. One of her great joys is sharing the history, background and stories she has discovered along the way, about the plants and the people associated with them.
The WE CARE table will be in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash.
Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting.
LBSO 2020-21 Season is announced
The Long Beach Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Eckart Preu, is pleased to announce its 2020–2021 Concert Series comprising six Classical concerts and five POPS! concerts beginning Oct. 10 and ending June 12, 2021. The season also includes a Family Concert, free for children under the age of 18, in spring 2021.
World-renowned guitarist and special guest Pepe Romero will open the season on Oct. 10 with a performance of his father’s (Celedonio Romero’s) El Cortijo de Don Sancho, and American composer Michael Zearott’s Concerto Mariachi, which was written for Romero.
The evening also celebrates a cadre of 20th Century Latin composers that brought the flavor of their native countries to their music, including Moncayo, Grammy-nominated Miguel del Águila, Brazilian-American Clarice Assad and Arturo Márquez.
On Nov. 14, leading female composers share the spotlight with legendary mythical female characters: the demure “Sleeping Beauty” by Tchaikovsky and the powerful “Firebird” by Stravinsky. Featured composers include Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn’s sister; Latin Grammy winner Gabriela Lena Frank and Grammy winner Nan Schwartz, who has scored and orchestrated music for “In the Heat of the Night,” “Argo” and numerous other television series and films,
On Feb. 6, the Symphony will explore Stories from the Middle East, beginning with Earthwork by Turkish-born Sinem Altan, who explores the intersection of music from her multicultural background. Based on a love song that he heard boatmen sing as he sailed on the Nile, Saint Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5 has been dubbed the “Egyptian.” Its lush sounds will be delivered by pianist Orion Weiss, one of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians. The program concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” with its hauntingly beautiful violin passages that portray the woman who convinced the Sultan to spare her life by telling him one-thousand-and-one stories of Arabian nights.
The works featured on the March 6 “Strange Love Stories” program were inspired by fairy tales and folklore from Norway, Czechoslovakia and Spain, among them Grieg’s beloved musical portrayal of the shiftless rogue Peer Gynt (Suites 1 and 2).
Czech composer Smetana depicts the female warrior Šárka (from “Má Vlast”), a vixen that stops nothing short of murder. Neither rogue nor vixen, Don Quixote by Richard Strauss, based on the novel by Cervantes, is simply confused from reading too many romance novels. Cécilia Tsan, the Symphony’s principal cellist, will execute the fabulous cello solos depicting the hero.
Audiences will enjoy an evening of rhythm and musical drama on May 1 when Pepe Romero returns to the stage to perform the evocative “Medea” by Manolo Sanlúcar, one of the key figures in the evolution of the flamenco guitar. The Spanish flavor continues with Ravel’s fan-favorite “Boléro,” one of the most famously erotic pieces of classical music used in the movie, 10. Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber exudes spectacular orchestration, wit, and excitement—a dramatic work deserving of more frequent programming.
The June 12 concert features two concertos for two pianos: J.S. Bach’s BWV 1060 in C minor and Poulenc’s delightfully playful Concerto for 2 pianos. Both will be interpreted by the Israeli piano duo of Silver-Garburg. Given his larger-than-life stature in the world of classical music, the classical season will wrap with two works by Beethoven: his Symphony No. 10, a hypothetical work assembled in 1988 by Barry Cooper from Beethoven’s score fragments for the first movement, and his Symphony No. 7 in which harmonic surprises abound.
The POPS! season kicks off Oct. 17, with “Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute,” his top hits sung by Craig A. Meyer. On Dec. 19, the Long Beach Camerata Singers and vocalist Kevin Glavin join Symphony musicians to celebrate the holidays; then on Feb. 20, conductor Paul Shaffer, Dave Letterman’s longtime sidekick and musical director, will share symphonic renditions of his favorite pop, R&B and jazz tunes together with Motown legend Valerie Simpson (Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’m Every Woman).
Fan favorite conductor Michael Krajewski celebrates Hollywood’s glorious musical past and present on March 20 with “Hollywood Sings,” selections from “The Sound of Music,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Singing in the Rain,” “Skyfall” and more. The POPS! season ends with energy on May 8 with “The Musical Legacy of Chicago” by Brass Transit, with Maestro Eckart Preu conducting and audiences dancing the night away to the songbook of Chicago performed by the dynamic brass powerhouse.
The POPS! Series is presented by Farmers & Merchants Bank.
Patrons may choose from subscription options ranging from $132-$498 for all six Classical concerts and $95-$690 for the five-concert POPS! series. For more information or to purchase subscriptions visit www.LongBeachSymphony.org or call (562) 436-3203.
by Ethel Carter
The Community Sing will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16 in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.
People who want to participate in the 3-minute Opening Acts in the first half hour should sign in by 6:15 to sign with emcee Carmen Edwards; bring music for pianist Rhonda Fischer as needed.
Carmen’s half-time guest will be the popular singer/banjo player, Sam Calderon.
On March 2, Leila Claudio was the leader. Opening Acts including Ethel Carter sing “Let Us All Sing,” a duet of guitar players Don Horning and Vito Willamor, “The Prayer of St. Francis”; Charlotte Ryan, “You Made Me Love You”; Don Horning, “Down By the Banks of the Old Ohio” (accompanying himself on guitar and harmonica); Essie Hicks, “Harbor Lights”; Chuck Zeman, “In the Garden” (a cappella); Ellen Brannigan, “This Land Is Your Land”; and Bruce DuPont, “I Don’t Know Why I Love You Like I Do.” Pianist Rhonda Fischer accompanied five of the opening acts.
At 7:15 Leila introduced her half-time guest Bob Barnum, who sang three numbers, “Story of My Life,” “Unchained Melody” and “The Music of the Night” (from “Phantom”).
The audience applauded loudly in appreciation of Bob’s passionate singing.
After half-time Leila led more group singing and ended the musical evening with “Kumbaya.”
Thanks to pianist Rhonda Fischer.
Transportation offered to LA Phil
The LA Philharmonic’s 2019-2020 concert season continues until May 22.
Join the Long Beach Auxiliary of the LA Phil on its chartered bus to Friday matinee concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
For $25 round trip (eight-concert season cost, $160), people can board the bus at the Leisure World Amphitheater at 8:45 a.m., departing at 9 a.m. for a stop at the Los Altos Target parking lot on Bellflower Boulevard at 9:15 a.m.
Concert tickets (senior rates available) can be purchased from the Philharmonic ticket office by calling (323) 850-2000 or emailing information@LAPhil.org.
The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
• March 20: Piatigorsky International Cello Festival: Haydn Concerto
•April 24: The Planets
•May 22: Dudamel Conducts Norman and Prokofiev
Contact Laurie Gilmore, (949) 584-6267 or email@example.com for bus service information and reservations.
LWSB Book Club
The LWSB Book Club will meet at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 19, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, to discuss “East of Eden,” by John Steinbeck.
Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck wrote the book in 1952. Often described as Steinbeck’s most ambitious novel, “East of Eden” brings to life the intricate details of two families, the Trasks and the Hamiltons, and their interwoven stories.
The book will be read in two sessions, on March 19 (up to page 300) and April 16 (pages 300 to the end of the book).
All are welcome. There are no dues or fees. Books may often be borrowed from the local library or ordered from Abebooks.com for around $3.46 plus shipping.
Hometown Buffet Menu
Hometown Buffet will serve dinner an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner on Monday, March 23, for $11 all inclusive, starting at 4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. They accept checks, cash and credit cards, and the menus are published in the LW Weekly.
The Leisure World Transportation Department provides regular weekday or weekend bus service to the clubhouseand on-call service for the special needs access bus. For further information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext, 372 or 379. For more information on restaurant services, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 431-6586, ext. 326.
March 23 Menu
Traditional Caesar salad
Honey Glazed Carved Ham
Lemon Baked Chicken
Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Saute Green Beans
Steamed Cut Corn
Freshly Baked Dinner rolls
Let the Good Times Roll
The Let the Good Times Roll Club will sponsor a rock ’n’ roll dance on Saturday, March 21, in Clubhouse 2. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The band will play from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Sugar Lips, a professional band that performs at other venues in Orange County, will be featured. The band played here about a year ago and is back by popular demand. Lead singer Gianna Spiegel’s father is a Leisure World resident.
Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and refreshments. Dress is casual. There is no admission fee.
The club will resume performances May 16 and it is seeking new volunteers to join members in providing a bi-monthly musical show. Specific needs are a tech team to set up and handle the sound system and KJ function and an advertising team to do newspaper announcements for shows, make posters for LW online advertising, send out e-mail announcements and take photos.
The club also needs people to work on an operations team to decorate, handle donations and assist in the dressing room and people to handle auditions for back-up and lead singers and back-up dancers in special numbers.
To join the club, call Martha Destra at (562) 225-0037 or email her at email@example.com, or call Frank Destra at (562) 370-6551.
Ad Hoc Singalong
The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour to sing the old songs. All are welcome to come and sing songs from movies, Broadway hits and other classic tunes. Helen Uno is the song leader, with pianist Eric Nelson. Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.
For more information, call Chuck Burnett at 493-0176.
Los Al High Jazz Concert
Los Alamitos High School’s Jazz Program will present its spring concert on Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Center, 3591 W. Cerritos Ave., Los Alamitos. “Spotlight: The Next Generation of Jazz” features student groups and professional performers playing tunes by legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, John Clayton and Count Basie.
This year’s guest artists are Dan Kaneyuki on saxophone, Mike Rocha on trumpet and Natalie Mendoza on vocals. Dan Kaneyuki has performed with some of the greats, including Stevie Wonder, Poncho Sanchez, the Brian Setzer Orchestra and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Mike Rocha’s credits include performing with Christina Aguilara, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, and Bob Dylan. Rising star Natalie Mendoza performs regularly at Disneyland, local venues, and festivals.
These professional artists share their talent on stage and share their experience with the high school students in master class workshops. “These professionals visit our classroom and give our students a glimpse into the real world of jazz and what it takes to succeed in this highly competitive industry,” said Program Director Justin Padilla. “We are grateful for their time, their talent, and their knowledgeof the music world. They inspire our students and bring so much energy to our show.”
The concert will feature solo performances by each of the guest artist as well as the impressive big band sounds of the high school’s Jazz I, Jazz II, and Jazz III ensembles. In addition, the middle schools and youth jazz bands will have an opportunity to showcase their talents. Tickets are available for purchase at losaljazz.seatyourself.biz for $20, $30 or $40. For an additional $25, guests can enjoy a pre-show catered dinner, intermission dessert reception, and a meet and greet with the artists after the show.
For more information about the Los Alamitos High School’s jazz program, visit losalmusic.com.
The Community Karoake Club enjoyed the smooth style of Ric Dizon as entertained the Wednesday night crowd with “Spanish Eyes.” Ed Vilensky, the club’s oldest member, has practiced and perfected his favorite song, “You Don’t Know Me.”
Rick Hering and Mike Breen sang some Irish tunes, and Byong Choi did a fine “My Way.” Karen Morris had fun “Singing the Blues,” and “Send in the Clowns” was nicely done by Vickie Mendoza.
Bob Barnum’s threesome enjoyed doing “Michael Row the Boat Ashore,” followed by Diane Wasserman, “Bye Bye Love” and another 31 neighbors, who serenaded the crowd with a variety of songs.
The club will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 18 with wearin’ of the green and enjoying tasty treats. There is a nice selection of Irish tunes in the white “Artist” song book under “Irish.” People can practice their songs on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. The Karaoke parties are held in Clubhouse 1 starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Everyone is welcome.
The Genealogy Club offers free workshops every Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 10. These are open for anyone who is interested in attending.
Come and learn about the club and see all the resources that the Genealogy Library has to offer.
The Genealogy Library is open Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The following workshops are scheduled for March:
• March 12 – The State of New York – Bring in information about your ancestors from New York and research
• March 19 – Searching for Revolutionary War Ancestors – Bring in the names of your ancestors born between 1730-1760 who were in this country in 1776.
• March 26 – Ancestry DNA
Master Gardener Classes
The Leisure World Library will host Master Gardeners from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources who will give talks on specific areas of gardening over the next six months.
Guest lecturers will be in Clubhouse 4 to give their expertise on the following subjects:
• March 12: Warm Season Vegetables, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.
• April 9: Tomatoes A-Z, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.
• May 14: Herbs, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.
• June 11: Raised Bed Gardening, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.
• July 9: California Natives, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.
• Aug. 13 – Cool Season Vegetables, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.
For more information, contact the LW Library at (562) 598-2431.\
SBTV-Channel 3 Listings
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, March 12
4 pm Drone Club/Quilting Bees
4:20 pm LW’s Rollin’ Thunder
4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity
5 pm Velvetones Concert
6 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm On Q—8bit Jazz Heroes
9 pm Ocean Perspectives
10 pm Vinyl Rock
Friday, March 13
4 pm LW’s Rollin’ Thunder
4:10 pm Velvetones Concert
5 pm St. Patrick’s Day-Rob Roy
6 pm Mystery at the Theater
6:32 pm Sea Inside
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm Life and Times-Virginia Haley
9 pm Cerritos Center-
10:45 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
11 pm Vintage Vehicles
Saturday, March 14
4 pm Drone Club/Quilting Bees
4:20 pm LW’s Rollin’ Thunder
4:30 pm St. Patrick’s Day-Rob Roy
5 pm McGaugh Patriotic Show
6 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm LAUSD
10 pm Cerritos Center
Sunday, March 15
4 pm SB City Council 03-09 Replay
5:30 pm Velvetones Concert
6:30 pm McGaugh Go West!
7:30 pm Life and Times-Virgnia Haley
8:30 pm St. Patrick’s Day-Rob Roy
9 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
10 pm Cerritos Center Voodoo Daddy
Monday, March 16
4 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:32 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
5 pm Vintage Vehicles
6 pm Studio Cafe
7 pm SB Planning Commission, live
8:30 pm Ocean Perspectives
9 pm Vinyl Rock
11 pm Vintage Vehicles
11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Tuesday, March 17
4 pm Harmonizing Humanity
4:30 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder
4:39 pm Quilting Bees/Drone Club
5 pm St. Patrick’s Day-Rob Roy
5:30 pm Life and Times-Virginia Haley
6:30 pm Sea Inside
7 pm McGaugh Patriotic Show
8 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi
9 pm Studio Cafe
Wednesday, March 18
4 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:32 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi
5:30 pm Vintage Vehicles
6 pm Drone Club/Velvetones
7 pm Studio Cafe
8 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
9 pm Vinyl Rock
LW Dance Classes and Clubs
The following is a partial list of dance classes and clubs available in Leisure World:
•Ballet Fitness: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor; no experience required.
•Dancing Feet Club: Ballroom and line dancing are held in Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Sunday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Guests may bring drinks and snacks. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.
•Dance Fitness: Move to energetic music and dance steps to improve balance and increase strength and stamina. Classes, $3, are held upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.
•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 296-8068.
•Fun Exercise Line Dance Club: Intermediate line dance meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C; membership, $10 a year. For information, call Suzanne Ahn, 810-1614.
•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. at Clubhouse 6, upstairs Room C; 2-3 p.m., advanced; 3-4 p.m., newcomer/beginner; 4-5 p.m., intermediate; 10-minute break between classes. For more information, inquire in class or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Hui O Hula: Beginners meet on Mondays from 10-11:15 a.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6, followed by an intermediate and advanced class. The Tuesday class starts at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 252-9676 or email email@example.com.
•Joyful Line Dance Club: Beginning and intermediate easy-to-follow line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.
•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas two-step starts at 2 p.m. and country waltz, at 3, in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours.
For more information, call 434-6334.
•Leisure World Cloggers:Advanced and intermediate students meet at 8:30 a.m. and beginners at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, on the Amphitheater stage. For more information, call 598-9974.
•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club: Themed dances and a potluck are held on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 799-9482.
•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Cha cha is taught from 9-10 a.m.; the Argentine tango, from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor; dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.
•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor.
•Zumba Club: Come join the party while dancing and exercising to different rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha, hip-hop, Bollywood and jazz. Classes, $3, are held upstairs in Clubhouse 6 at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact Mary Romero at 431-0082.
HB Academy of Performing Arts presents Beauty and the Beast
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts (HB APA) will present six showings of “Beauty and the Beast” from March 13-15 and 20-22 in the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $22 for general admission and $16 for students and seniors at hbapa.org/see.
HB APA’s award-winning Musical Theatre department will undertake Disney’s beloved smash movie hit “Beauty and the Beast” in March.
Guests of all ages are invited to witness the captivating tale as it’s told by high school-level performing arts students, with APA’s Technical Theatre and Costume Design departments providing on-stage magic through inventive stagecraft and design.
South Coast Orchid Society
The South Coast Orchid Society, serving orchid hobbyists in Long Beach since 1950, will host a program by Scott McGregor on “Mediterranean Climate Terrestrial Orchids of Europe and Australia.”
The meeting will be held at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, on Monday, March 23, from 7-9 p.m.
McGregor is well known for his success in growing unusual orchid species outdoors.
A challenge for Southern California gardeners, many of the wild orchids of Southern Europe, as well as some from other areas with a similar climate, such as Australia, can be grown and flowered here, once their life cycle is understood.
The event is free and open to the public.
Many orchids grown by members will be on display.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRF Weekly Dance
The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra will play big band swing and jazz standards in Clubhouse 4 at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.
The band plays at LW Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sundays. Concerts are free; tips are appreciated.
People are asked to adhere to the following:
• No table saving; doors open at 5:30 p.m.
• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian prepare the room for the following day.
• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands
• Clubhouse lighting and audio visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given
• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of your favorite bands.
It’s not too late to join this year’s only beginners’ square dance class that covers the 110 square dance steps used all around the world. The class started March 2 and continues until the first Monday of December
Sign up today so you won’t miss out on the fun.
Experienced dancers are needed to support the student dancers.
Classes are held on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. For more information call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250.
There is a singles rotation so everyone can dance.
The Leisure Whirlers Square Dance Club will have a Spring Flowers party on April 3 in Clubhouse 4 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7 p.m. Square and round dances will be alternated from 7-9 p.m., when the potluck starts.
Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at (562) 799-9482.
Photo Arts Club
The Photo Arts Club will meet today, March 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Ben Benjamins will present a program on using cell phones to get the most out of photographs. Topics will include transferring photos from cell phones to your computers, getting prints made from cell phone photos, editing photos on cell phones and using Airdrop to send photos to family and friends.
The club also have a vote by the members for the best photos brought to the meeting. The winners will be posted in the hall at Clubhouse 3.
Everyone is welcome.
The Leisure World Baptist Church congregation invites everyone to join it in Clubhouse 4 on March 15 for a morning of worship and fellowship. Sunday school is from 8:30-9 a.m. People can gather for coffee at the table by the kitchen until 9:45.
All join in singing the call to worship “The Steadfast Love of the Lord Never Ceases”
Soloist Sophia Peng will sing a song of promise written by Bill Gaither, “Because He Lives.” The congregational songs include “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “All for Jesus.” Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir presents “Until Then.” Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory.
Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message is titled “Christ’s Church God’s People” from Romans 15:7-13. “In the Service of the King” will be the closing hymn for this week’s service.
The Men’s Fellowship group meets on Monday, March 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, at 10 a.m.
Energizers come together for a midweek time of fellowship on Wednesday, March 18, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
For more information, call 430-2920.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The Third Sunday of Lent on Sunday, March 15.
The First Reading is Exodus 17:3-7 and the Second Reading is Romans 5:1-2, 5-8. The Gospel reading will be from John 4:5-42.
Renew and Refresh Your Faith
Holy Family Parish is presenting Bishop Barron’s Catholicism Series this coming Friday, March 13, in the parish rectory, from 10-11:30 a.m. The second episode is titled, “The Teachings of Jesus.” Everyone is welcome to join the class.
Sacrament of the Sick during Mass, March 14, 8:30 a.m.
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during Mass on Saturday, March 14, at 8:30 a.m. It can be received by baptized Catholics who are going to have a major surgery, those who are chronically ill and those who are elderly.
Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday–Saturday.
Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days: 4–4:45 p.m. First Fridays start at 9:15 a.m.
Assembly of God
The third Sunday of each month is “Missions Sunday” at Assembly of God’s 10:30 a.m. worship service in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Pastor Pat Pawlak will inform the congregation of the successes in reaching people who have never heard the Gospel by missionaries that the congregation supports.
Following the opening remarks of praise and prayer by Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger, Denise Smith will lead worship songs and Pastor Sam Pawlak will bring a message titled, “The Greatest Commandment.” Diana Mushagian, Marge McDonald and Norma Ballinger will help with service proceedings.
The Hymn Sing is every Sunday at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Those present are given the opportunity to select a hymn which Pastor Dan will lead. Dean and Carolyn Brown will bring special music to sing with his wife. Ruth Olson will lead the youth choruses. Pastor Sam will bring the hour to a close with a devotion. A time of fellowship shared around the tables will follow
The Bible study will continue in the book of Genesis, led by Pastor Sam on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. This is open to all and worksheets are provided.
Karen Merkel is Redeemer Lutheran’s preacher this Sunday, March 15. Karen is celebrating her 52 year as a missionary this month. Join Redeemer Lutheran at 10:30 a.m. for worship and fellowship with refreshments following the service.
In addition to Sundays, Wednesday’s have plenty of opportunity for getting connected with Christ and others at Redeemer. At 10:30, come join the weekly Bible study class in the easily accessible first floor conference room right inside the front glass door entrance. The group is currently working on the final chapters of the Book of Proverbs.
The midweek worship service is every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and includes prayer, reflection and Communion. Come to Redeemer Lutheran at 4 p.m. for the Soup Supper and Lenten Program in the downstairs Fellowship Hall, which is accessible by ramp or elevator. Enjoy a little study, a little discussion, even a little laughter, and then a light supper as Redeemer Lutheran’s congregation journeys together toward Easter Sunday.
The Buddha Circle regularly scheduled meet ings for Mindfulness Meditation sessions f Wednesday, March 11, 18 and 25 have been canceled due to precaution from the Coronavirus.
For more information about the rescheduling, call (714) 234-8735 or email email@example.com
Vet Care Clinic coming March 19
Community Church will host another Vet Care Pet Clinic on Thursday, March 19, from 9-11 a.m. The clinic offers reduced cost physical exams, vaccines, flea and tick control, deworming, nail trimming, etc. Come take advantage of the close and convenient pet service inside the Leisure World gates on the Community Church front patio. Dogs must be on leash and cats in carriers.
Pastor Johan will continue the Lenten Series titled, “Reading the Bible for Action.” This series is not a Bible Study, but rather a step in Christian discipleship. Participants will be challenged to apply the Bible precepts to their daily living. All are welcome to attend. The weekly series meets on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m.
The weekly Bible study, taught by Joy Reed, titled “Potpourri” meets in the Fireside Room on Sunday afternoons at 5. Everyone is welcome to attend.
On Sunday, March 15, Pastor Johan Dodge will deliver a Scripture-based message reflecting on the Third Sunday in Lent, titled “Water.” The Scripture Lesson is from John 4:5-42. Prince Pierson will serve as lay liturgist. Sunday worship services begin at 9:50 a.m. and are followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall.
The Rev. Reese Riley will celebrate and preach at St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church Communion Worship Service on Sunday, March 15 at 12:15 p.m. in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrews Dr. Fellowship with refreshments follows in the easily accessible first floor conference room. The combined Lutheran and Episcopal Worship Service with prayer, reflection and Holy Communion is held every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Theodore Sanctuary Chapel.
Beit HaLev, the cyber-synagogue can now be accessed directly from Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website, http://www.galityomtov.com. There is an interactive chat that accompanies the livestream video of “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!’s” livestream Sabbath services. To chat with the rabbi and the congregation, click the “chat” icon on the lower right corner of the page. “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!” is every Friday evening at 6 and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. To tune in, just click any of the buttons at the top of the video screen (Facebook or YouTube) and join the lively services.
In addition to “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!” Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts weekday Ma’ariv (evening) services every Thursday at 4 p.m. for SimShalom.com. There is a chat area where viewers can converse interactively with the rabbi and the global congregation.
This Shabbat the congregation will read from the Torah portion, “Kee Tissa” in Exodus 30:11-31:17. This passage concludes the instructions for the construction of the Tabernacle; an interesting Midrash concerning the copper basins that were created using donated mirrors, mirrors used to beautify themselves for their husbands; and the first census taken of “able-bodied” men over the age of 20. Women were not included in the military or in the census.
Rabbi-Cantor Galit teaches leaning (chanting) of Torah and Haftarah, voice lessons and Hebrew lessons. A Modern Hebrew class has just started. Anyone interested in lessons should contact Rabbi-Cantor Galit Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Christian Church
March is Missions month at First Christian Church and the congregation considers Leisure World residents a primary mission. First Christian Church believes in the power of prayer to heal the sick and comfort the burdened and that worship hymns bring people into Communion with Jesus.
Service times are Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The hospitality room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments. Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Pastor Bruce Humes, both beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday morning begins with Elder Jack Frost teaching Bible study at 9 a.m. The group is currently in the Book of Luke. The hospitality room opens for fellowship and light refreshments at 9:30 a.m. Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will host.
Pastor Bruce begins the Sunday worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in hymns of worship such as “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus,” “I Love You Lord” and “Thou Art Worthy.” The Communion hymn will be “Tell Me The Story of Jesus.”
The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “Shine Jesus Shine.”
Elder Larry Massey will present the Communion meditation and service.
For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing, “Any Day.” Pat Kogok will sing “The Cross Said It All.” Linda Benevento will read Scripture from the Book of James followed by Pastor Bruce’s in depth teaching.
Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office at (562) 431-8810 for further information.
Faith Christian Assembly
Faith Christian Assembly has a Celebration Service every Sunday Evening at 5:30. This one-hour service is a more informal time of worship, teaching by Pastor Sheri Leming and fellowship. The church will take some extra time to enjoy the great hymns of the church.
Sadly, many churches have cancelled their Sunday evening services due to a drop-off in attendance. But Faith Christian Assembly is finding more and more people who value this special time for worship. All are invited to join the service. Faith Christian Assembly believes it’s a great way to end the weekend, and begin a new week. There is also an opportunity to join the early prayer time at 5 p.m.
Tuesday is Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. Midweek Bible study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. GriefShare is on Fridays at 2 p.m.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
Sign up for Holy Family’s lenten retreat on March 21
The Federation of Filipino Rosary Group is sponsoring a one day retreat at Holy Family Parish on Saturday, March 21, from 9:15 a.m.–4 p.m. The retreat master is Msgr. Mike Heher, pastor at St. Anne’s. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
There is a suggested donation of $10 requested from the attendees and a table for those interested to sign up. All parishioners and friends are welcome to come to this retreat as a part of Holy Family’s lenten observance and to help prepare for the celebration of Holy Week.
Friday services will take place at 7 p.m. on March 13 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Eric Dangott. An Oneg will follow services.
Join Congregation Sholom Saturday, March 14 at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, for services with Rabbi Dangott. An hour of Torah study in English will begin at 10:15. The service will then continue until about noon and will be followed by a potluck lunch.
The book club will meet on Tuesday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m. The club is reading “The Weight of Ink” by Rachel Kadish. For the address or more information, call Ruth Hermann at 430-3107.
To get or offer a ride to services, contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362
The Spiritual Living Center, 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach, is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome and the abundance of life is celebrated through study, inspiration, gratitude and service. Sunday services are held at 9 and 11 a.m., and inspirational music is included.
There are many ongoing events at the Center including A Course in Miracles discussion group, Living and Thriving Through Life After a Loss support group; and a Native American Drum Circle Meditation,
For more information on classes, workshops and other events, visit the Center’s website at www.sbcsl.org or call the office at 598-3325.
The Rock Church
The Rock Church, Seal Beach Campus, welcomes everyone to weekly service for all ages at Marina Community Center, Marina Drive, Seal Beach.
Sunday services are at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in English. Spanish service is at 1:45 p.m.
Anyone can listen to past and present Sunday messages for free by going to www.gototherock.com.
For more information, call (714)526-8233.
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american legion family
All clubs meet throughout next week
The American Legion clubs will meet next week. The Post will hold its board meeting on Monday, March 16 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at noon. The general meeting will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the same location. All veterans are invited to attend.
The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its board meeting tomorrow in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 1 p.m. Final plans for the Fashion Show Luncheon on March 28 will be discussed. The Auxiliary General Meeting will be on Monday, March 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The Post and Auxiliary continue to host Community Bingo on Sunday’s in Clubhouse 2 at 1 p.m. All are welcome to participate. Buy in is $3 for 10 games. Light refreshments are served.
Low cost vet care clinic is at Community church on March 19
Community Church will host a vet care clinic offering low-cost dog and cat vaccinations and other services on March 19 from 9-11 a.m. Rabies vaccines will cost $12, physical exams, $25; microchip, $30. Residents should bring their dogs on leashes and cat should be in crates for their safety.
More than 120 LW pets have been treated at Community Church.
For more information, contact Elaine Miller at (925) 997-3412.
Getty Villa Trip canceled until futher notice
The Sunshine Club’s day trip to the Getty Villa in Malibu on March 12 has been canceled due to the Corona virus.
For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Club looks toward Nov. 3 election
As everyone waits for the final vote count in the California Primary Election, SBLW Democratic Club members are wasting no time in making plans for the General Election on Nov. 3. During the club’s meeting on March 18, Rep.Harley Rouda’s Campaign Manager Alyssa Napuri will lead a discussion on plans for the congressman’s reelection. All LW Democrats and their supporters are welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin at noon in Clubhouse 4.
On Sunday, April 19, all registered Democrats in California will also have the opportunity to vote in post-primary caucuses for delegates to the Democratic National Convention taking place in Milwaukee, WI on July 13-16. Specifically, Leisure World Democrats who choose to do so will vote for their choices among candidates vying for the convention delegate positions allotted to the 48th Congressional District. Voting will be by ballot, with space for each eligible voter to vote for all of the five delegate candidate positions allocated to our District. The location for the caucus will be decided no later than March 30.
For more information about the Convention and other related matters, LW Democrats and their supporters are invited to attend the Club’s March 23 Voter Awareness Session. Due to space limitations, reservations are required by email, email@example.com, or phone at (562) 296-8521.
During this period between elections, club members will also address various issues currently before Congress and/or the California Legislature. Of special interest will be bills in both houses of Congress called the “Women’s Health Protection Act” (H.R. 2975 & S.R. 1645). These bills are designed to safeguard abortion access, even if the Supreme Court guts Roe vs. Wade or state governments pass legislation to restrict reproductive freedom. California’s Attorney General Zavier Becerra has recently joined attorneys general from 10 other states in urging Congressional leaders to support this legislation which they say, “targets onerous state laws that have been adopted in a concerted strategy to restrict access to abortion.” California legislators Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris and Harley Rouda are all co-sponsors of this proposed legislation.
On a somewhat related issue, the University of California Board of Regents, who oversees all of the UCs across the state, is currently deciding whether to have a general policy to allow their health systems to affiliate with religious facilities that do not allow the full range of beginning and end of life options. Various groups are organizing in opposition to the plan.
Readers should email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the newly updated website sblwdems.wordpress.com to learn more about the Democratic Club. A calendar of club and related events is available on the website.
Randy Ankeny is this week’s guest speaker
GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny will be the special guest speaker on Friday, March 13 and will talk about the swimming pool, gym expansion and Knowledge and Learning Center projects. The event will be in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, from 10 a.m.-noon.
Randy has a keen sense of customer service and a commitment to enhancing the Leisure World lifestyle in order to protect and increase the property value of the communities under his care. Randy has substantive executive experience in managing service and property operations.
Mr. Ankeny has been in his post since June 2013.
The club has frequent guest speakers from the GRF to help people get familiar with the community system. The Sunshine Club also invites leaders from other clubs to introduce the purpose and activities of their clubs to those in attendance. The club sometimes invites guest speakers from outside walls to speak on various topics.
The Sunshine Club encourages shareholders to attend this meeting and remind them to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to get a seat since a large attendance is expected. There will be refreshments available before the meeting.
Parking will be tight around Clubhouse 3 on Friday morning, so the Sunshine Club asks everyone to walk, ride a bicycle, carpool or ride minibus.
The Sunshine Club promotes sustainability, and encourages its members to recycle and using a personal mug whenever possible.
The club hosts classes to help with everyday living in Leisure World on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, except the first Friday in Room 9, from 10 a.m.–noon. All shareholders are welcome to attend; no membership required. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Honor Banners available for LW Veterans
The GRF Recreation Department will offer veterans honor banners, $150, that will be displayed throughout Leisure World on trust streets to honor current or former GRF members in good standing.
The name used will be the full legal name, used on the stock certificate of Golden Rain Foundation or deed, in the case of Mutual 17. GRF membership will be verified by the Stock Transfer and Recreation offices.
The banner will also include the mutual and military branch under which they served.
Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis; supplies are limited.
The banners will be displayed for Memorial Day on May 25. People who have previously purchased banners can pick them up from Recreation or donate them and have them redisplayed, subject to space availability. All sales are final, and no refunds will be given. For more information call (562) 431-6586 x324 or email email@example.com.
Y Service Club
Helping the LW community and youth in Los Altos
For those new to Leisure World, the Y Service Club is affiliated with the Y’s Men International, popularly known as the YMCA or Young Men’s Christian Association.
Although members are all still young at heart, its no longer exclusive to men.
Adhering to the Christian principle of “Serving Him by Serving You,” the YSC provides services to hundreds of shareholders each year with non-professional household jobs. Examples include changing light bulbs, cleaning air conditioning/heat pump filters, opening jars, getting items out of storage, taking out trash and many other tasks.
The club also holds fund raising events such as pancake breakfasts, Triviamania, and last Saturday’s potato bake. Proceeds from these fundraisers help support youth programs for low-income families with “Kids to Camp” and after school programs at the Los Altos and Fairfield YMCA locations.
Donations for jobs help to support the club’s efforts on behalf of the YMCA as well as projects within the LW community.
The Y Service Club is a fun-loving group who enjoy working together to help others. All shareholders interested in serving their neighbors are welcome. To join the club or to learn more about what the club does, contact Membership Chair Margaret Humes at (562) 296-5834.
Musical Theatre West
“Mame” musical begins March 27
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings Jerry Herman’s musical masterpiece “Mame” to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 27-April 12.
Based on the novel, “Auntie Mame,” by Patrick Dennis and the play “Auntie Mame,” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, “Mame” lavishly delivers one of theater’s all-time great heroines in a brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching fashion. Tickets are available at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999 or at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office. Tickets start at $20.
The Carpenter Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, at 6200 E. Atherton St.
Mame Dennis is a well-to-do eccentric living in New York at the height of the Roaring Twenties when she receives a “wonderful present” —her 10-year-old orphan nephew, Patrick. As she teaches him to be a “three dimensional” fellow, Patrick later must rescue his Aunt from the trap of a shallow lifestyle. One of Jerry Herman’s most celebrated scores, features the classics “Mame,” “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked Into My Life,” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”
MTW’s production boasts a cast of Broadway and regional theatre talent, including Cynthia Ferrer as Mame, whose credits include more than 100 national tours, regional musicals, and New York productions; Martin Kildare, as Beauregard, who starred on Broadway in “The Lion King” (Scar) and Tracy Lore as Vera Charles, starred in the National Tours of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” (Ursula), and “Peter Pan” starring Cathy Rigby (Mrs. Darling).
Golden Age Foundation Board meeting will be held on March 25
The Golden Age Foundation will have its Board meeting on Wednesday, March 25, at 1 p.m., in Conference Room B.
Conference Room B is located in Building 5 behind the Recreation Department Office and GRF Security Decal Office.
All shareholders are welcome to observe the monthly board meeting.
This is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest news and get a preview of coming Golden Age Foundation attractions.
GOP Club reschedules the SB Coucil member panel discussion to April 15
The LW Republican Club will host LeDell Kasper on March 18 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The previously scheduled panel discussion has been rescheduled to April 15. The panel will speak about the highly unexpected results of Seal Beach proposition BB, passed in 2018. All five Seal Beach council members have been invited to participate
Even though election results are still coming in, it appears that the Leisure World Republicans have done their job.
As of print date, it looks like Trump received more votes in LW than Sanders and Biden combined.
In the contest for who will challenge Harley Rouda to be the next congressman, the Republican Club’s endorsed candidate Michelle Steel soundly trounced Brian Burley in LW, as well as in the district as a whole. In the Republican primary for Assembly, Janet Nguyen, another LW Republican Club endorsed candidate, defeated Tyler Diep by a large margin. Assemblyman Diep had incurred the wrath of conservative Republicans by supporting many bills that nearly all other Republicans opposed, especially AB5.
AB5 requires most independent contractors to become regular company employees, whether they want to or not. This law is expected to cripple small business in California and was strongly opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce which represents most small businesses in California. The law is also expected to increase unemployment among those currently employed as independent contractors.
Of perhaps more local interest, implementation of Seal Beach Proposition BB shows how voters can be tricked into supporting something they don’t believe in. Most voters who approved the new taxes that Proposition BB enacted did so because they were told that the taxes would go toward public safety. The literature and signs promoting BB said that the money would be used to hire more police officers and to pay for some of the cost of providing fire protection.
Proposition BB is expected to bring $5-6 million per year in additional revenue to the city. Less than $2 million will be spent. Councilman Tom Moore offered a motion to spend only $3 million of the money and put the leftover money into the reserve account. According to Robert’s rules of order, before a motion can be discussed it must be seconded by another member of the body. The motion was dropped for lack of a second.
The LW Republican club wants to bring this topic to the awareness of the voting public.
Dennis Montoya of Mutual 8 honored at Pendleton’s USMC Korean War event
Dennis C. Montoya of Mutual 8 was among those honored at a Feb. 26 reception for USMC Korean War veterans hosted by the Republic of Korea and its Minister of National Defense, Jeong Kyeongdoo. The reception was held at Camp Pendleton.
Montoya was proudly accompanied by his children, Mary Grace MacDonald and Michelle Montoya, who were further honored to sit with a 30-year USMC veteran who was at the Battle of Iwo Jima during WWII.
The reception included a video acknowledging the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War and the ROK’s gratitude for the USA’s alliance along with 22 other countries. It was a wonderfully heartfelt evening with veterans, said daughter Mary Grace.
Meeting to be held in Clubhouse 4
There will be a change in venue for the second meeting of the Nikkei Club on March 14, starting at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held in Clubhouse 4, Room AB. It has been reserved to accommodate a group of ballroom dancers who will perform after lunch. The dance group is called “Dance Now” and consists of four couples, including club members Richard and Shigemi Yokomi.
The meeting will start with a potluck lunch at 11 a.m. For those who cannot bring a dish, the Nikkei club asks them to bring a donation of $7 to go toward the purchase of Teriyaki chicken.
The club requests that people bring more main dishes. So far the main dishes that have been mentioned are spare ribs and a Japanese curry dish. The club prefers to have more main or side dishes, rather than sweet desserts.
Everyone is asked to mention what they plan to contribute by calling a member of the telephone committee. The committee consists of Masae Akiyama, (310) 210-9504; Alberta Karch, (562) 296-5567; Margie Kido, (562) 544-4463; Kazuko Monobe , (562) 280-4916, and Sherie Vanek, (562) 296-8074 .
Everyone in LW is welcome. Call the telephone committee to RSVP.
Paws, Claws and Beaks
Meeting to demonstrate animal shelter
The Paws, Claws and Beaks will meet at the northwest corner of the parking lot at Clubhouse 2 on Wednesday, March 18, from 4–6 p.m. to demonstrate how to build an animal shelter. Bring a chair and plan on helping put up the shelter.
Cirque du Soleil returns to OC
Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top returns to Orange County with its first sports-inspired Big Top production, VOLTA, performing under the Big Top at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa March 18-April 19. Tickets starting at $39 are available for purchase by visiting cirquedusoleil.com/volta or calling (877) 924-7783.
VOLTA is propelled by a series of atmospheric, epic and poetic musical landscapes. Orange County music fans can look forward to VOLTA’s live band, which is complete with powerful vocalists, violinist, percussion and more. The rich, musical performance is perfectly synced with the acrobatics, helping to fully immerse guests into the world of VOLTA.
VOLTA features a full-blown BMX park mounted on stage in front of the audience’s very eyes for the breathtaking BMX finale as riders invade the stage to deliver a jaw-dropping, fast and furious performance of nonstop acrobatics on wheels. The riders go up the jump boxes and perform air tricks before landing and leaping off the ramps again, crisscrossing and spinning their bikes in midair in a spirit of brotherhood.
VOLTA is Cirque du Soleil’s 41st original production since 1984, and its 18th show presented under the Big Top. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 190 million spectators in more than 450 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,400 performing artists from close to 60 different countries.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
Learn about the first lawsuit in LW History
Come to the Historical Society Museum to view some early history of Leisure World. The Historical Society will view an interview with the first attorney for the Golden Rain Foundation, William Williams. Williams is the attorney who filed the Golden Rain Foundation vs. the Leisure World Foundation. The lawsuit broke the contracted Management Agreement with the Leisure World Foundation, Ross Cortese’s management company, in 1965.
The events leading up to this lawsuit were filled with intrigue, including a federal wiretapping court case where two private investigators were tried and sentenced to jail for bugging a shareholder’s unit.
The video was filmed by the Video Producers Club while. Williams was speaking to the Historical Society on Nov. 29, 2000. The video is almost an hour of Williams recapping the events leading up to the lawsuit.
The Historical Society will show this video on Thursday, March 26, at the Museum in Clubhouse 1. Because the Museum can only accommodate about 20 people at a time, the viewing will be on a first come basis. There will be three showings at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
There will be a short Q & A between showings.
The Leisure World Historical Society is a 501c3 educational non-profit formed to preserve the history of Seal Beach Leisure World. Donations are tax-free. It has archives at the UCI Langson Library and a museum in Clubhouse 1. It is a member of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH.ORG). Visit the website at sblwh.org or SealBeachLeisureWorldHistory.org for more information.
canceled for the rest of March
The Korean-American Classical Music Academy (KACMA) has decided to cancel all three classical music classes for the month of March, due to concerns about the Coronavirus. The club tentatively plans to resume the activities on Thursday, April 9. However, it depends on if the situation has improved.
The club has also decided to delay introducing a new booklet originally scheduled to be released on March 12. The book contains preview lectures of all 140 works viewed from January 2019 through this month. The material will instead be presented on the second Thursday of April. For more informatin, contact the club president, Angel Joh at (562) 598-0313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or Kyung Ok Huh at (562) 296-8650 and email@example.com.
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Making the most of doctor appointments
by Carson Blomquist
Whether you’ve been waiting for a specialist visit for months or you’re seeing a nurse practitioner for an urgent same-day appointment, you want to get the most out of your time. And the doctor wants the same.
Alton Smith, who works for SCAN Health Plan, will lead a class on making the most out of these appointments on March 18 from noon-2 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at the Health Care Center.
“Doctors are busy these days,” Alton said. “And so are you. There are some ways to make sure you both make the most out of the limited time you have together.”
• Being prepared is vital. “A few days before your appointment, think about what you want to discuss,” he suggested. “Write down questions. Get a list of your current medications and doses, including anything you take that’s over-the-counter, like aspirin. If this is a follow-up appointment from an urgent care or emergency room visit, bring along any paperwork you received during that time.”
• Communicate openly and honestly. “We tend to minimize our experiences,” Alton said. “I know some patients who keep a health diary. This way they can track how they really feel. When they see their doctor, they bring it along. The doctor can see what they are experiencing on a regular basis.”
• Ask questions. “If you aren’t understanding the doctor, say so,” he recommended. “Ask the doctor to simplify or give you written instructions. Bring along a notepad and take notes. Repeat what you have to your doctor to make sure it’s correct. Your doctor is there to help you.”
The class will go over additional ways to prepare for a doctor’s appointment, as well as things you can do to stay as healthy and independent as possible. Everyone is welcome to attend. To RSVP, call (562) 795-6204 and leave your name, phone number, and the name of the class: Making the Most out of a Doctor’s Appointment.
CaptionCall demonstration is today at 6:30 p.m. Jason Keller, outreach manager of CaptionCall, will demonstrate CaptionCall and explain how people can qualify for free phones at 6:30 p.m., today, March 12, at a meeting of the Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). The meeting will be held at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., in Lakewood.
Hearing Loss can be frustrating. With a captioned phone, people can hear and read what the other person is saying: the phone displays big, easy-to-read text that automatically scrolls during the conversation.
Keller has worked for CaptionCall since January 2017. He serves as outreach manager for Southern California, Oregon and Washington. He has a strong background in customer service from previous work experience in real estate, grocery and restaurant services and a family business.
No reservations are needed, and admission is free. All meet-
Association hosts technology demo at 10:30 Saturday People who struggle to hear in restaurants or sleep through their alarm clocks are invited to come to the Hearing Assistive Technology (HAT) Demonstration offered by the Hearing Loss Association of America Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter on Saturday, March 14, from 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood. No reservations are needed and admission is free. For more information, call (562) 438-0597or visit hlaa-lb-lakewood.org.
Hearing aids aren’t the only solution. Come and try a variety of devices that help enhance the quality of life for the hard of hearing.
The HAT Committee does not demonstrate hearing aids or recommend specific brands. The chapter does not sell any of the devices displayed nor does it profit in any way from this service.
Dr. Ngo to speak on OTC medicine March 17 in CH 3
The Wellness Club will present Dr. Maureen Ngo, clinical pharmacist, as the guest speaker at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Dr. Ngo’s topic will be “A Guide Through Pharmacy Over-the-Counter Products.”
She earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy from Western University in Pomona and her experience includes cardiology, geriatric medicine and diabetes education. She currently works at the Leisure World Health Care Center and is available by appointment for pharmacy consultations, medications, heart failure, COPD and chronic disease management for diabetes. For more information, call Charla Gae at (562) 446-0005 or (310) 892-5606.
Eileen Merritt is top loser for the week
Wa-Rite member Eileen Merritt is the top loser for the week with a four-pound loss.
Eileen, one of the club’s newest members, is going strong. When asked how she lost the weight, she said she went to the “Lose It” app and realized she was eating too much, so she cut back. She also cooked food at home instead of eating out.
Fixing meals allows people to use less fats and sodium, roast instead of fry, and more.
For the program, members shared inspirational quotes, encouraging ideas about what works for them or a healthy recipe.
In other club news, about six members went to the Long Beach Memorial Heart and Stroke Seminar. They learned lifestyle changes and how to manage risk factors for heart disease and stroke, such as high cholesterol, glucose levels, high-blood pressure, obesity and smoking. It was very informative.
Quote for the week: “We all have a light within us.” (Oprah Winfrey)
Wa-Rite is a support group of women who want to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weighing is from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10. Only LW women may join.
For more information, call Dorene Youngs at (707) 301-6943 or Debbie Cobb at (714) 227-6887.
Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Meals on Wheels Orange County, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Reservations are not needed. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. One-percent milk is served daily. Suggested donation: $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call (562) 430-6079.
The Rossmoor Senior Shopping Shuttle provides weekday service to Senior Meals from Leisure World.
Thursday, March 12 — Taco salad with seasoned ground beef, chopped lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, beans, sour cream, tortilla strips, salsa, corn and bean salad orange juice, vanilla ice cream, fresh fruit
Friday, March 13 — Baked tilapia topped with savory tomato sauce, rice pilaf, peas and carrots, dinner roll with promise, orange juice, custard
Monday, March 16 — Grilled hamburger on bun with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, and red onion, baked chips, mandarin oranges
Tuesday, March 17—St. Patrick’s Day: Corned beef sandwich on rye, split pea soup, coleslaw, fruited lime gelatin
Wednesday, March 19—Chicken Cacciatore, egg noodles, creamed spinach, 9 grain bread, slices peaches with raspberries
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., is a nonprofit community service organization that delivers a variety of freshly prepared meals to homebound and active Leisure World shareholders. The discounted daily fee is $8.25 for a hot dinner and lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of low-fat milk. Meals with a “friendly visit” are delivered weekdays between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Start a new client application online at www.mowlb.org or call Caron Adler at 433-0232. For cancellations call your site manager at (562) 439-5000.
Thursday, March 12 —Beef stew with potatoes, onions, celery carrots and onions; biscuits, orange, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, potato salad
Friday, March 13 — Chili relleno casserole wit tomatoe sauce, spanish rice, zucchini medley, chocolate chip cookies, chef’s salad with turkey, ham, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing
Monday, March 16 — Roasted pork loin adobo, potatoes, broccoli, chocoate pudding, chicken salad sandwich, orzo pasta salad
Tuesday, March 17 — Corned beef, boiled new potatoes, cabbage, banana, pasta and veggie salad, dressing and crackers
Wednesday, March 18 — Turkey chili with beans, cornbread, California blended vegetables, baked apple granola, roast beef, cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle and carrot and pineapple slaw
page 19, travel
Nine Traveling Tigers members who toured the Philippines islands, Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, Boracay and Luzon have safely returned from a wonderful trip. Travelers pose after riding an outrigger boat from Palawan and a smaller private boat to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Park into a exquisite one-mile river cave. President Ed Hickman and trip coordinator Joanna Matos deemed the 14-day tour a success because no one fell or became sick.
Recent Philippines trip is topic of March 18 meeting
The Philippines will be the topic of the Traveling Tigers meeting at noon on March 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
The meeting will begin with a potluck, followed by a short business meeting at 1 p.m. The program starts at 1:15 p.m.
Nine members of the Traveling Tigers were fortunate enough to enjoy a two-week trip to the Philippines in February with a chance to visit five different islands.
They enjoyed the sights of Manila, a full day underground river tour on the island of Palawan, the Chocolate Hills of Bohol and a chance to explore Cebu.
Some were adventurous enough to ride the fast banana boat, a bouncing inflatable raft pulled over the waves by a speedboat off the coast of Boracay. They also saw, from a distance, the volcano that had recently erupted near Manila in January, temporarily closing the airport.
Non-members are welcome. Contact Susan Shaver at (562) 795-9151 to reserve a seat.
RV Club Meeting
The RV Club will meet at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, in Clubhouse 4 for an Italian-themed potluck and a presentation by RV Adventure-USA. People should bring their favorite dishes to share and their own beverages. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. All members and residents are welcome to attend. A business meeting will be held after the presentation.
RV Adventure-USA will provide information about how it can help RVers plan their vacations. Services include day-by-day trip planning; a complete RV Trip plan with turn-by-turn directions and maps; roads that are safe for RV travel; sites, attractions and activities everyone will enjoy; and campgrounds that are highly rated, friendly and safe. RV rental assistance is also available. The company is dedicated to helping provide the most enjoyable RV vacation possible by alleviating the stress of planning trips. It offers trip packages to fit every budget.
For more information, contact Barbara Ponegalek at (562) 208-3242.
Tickets Available For Descanso Gardens
The Leisure World Garden Club is sponsoring a bus tour to Descanso Gardens on Friday, March 20. Tickets are $28 per person covering bus and Garden admission.
The bus will leave from Clubhouse 4 at 9 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.
Upon arrival people are free to stroll the gardens, visit the Boddy House and/or the Sturt Haaga Gallery. To purchase tickets, call Robin at (562) 598-6121.
More than 110 LWers toured the of the L.A. Arboretum Feb. 20.
LW Library Tour
Guided tour features all the highlights
by Chung Hur
I recently participated in a trip to the Los Angeles Arboretum hosted by the Leisure World Library. Two full buses with 110 residents departed Clubhouse 4 on Feb. 20 and arrived at the arboretum at a little after 9 a.m. The botanical garden encompasses 127 acres nestled into hills near the San Gabriel Mountain in Acardia.
We were welcomed by docents who each took a dozen residents to guide through the park. Our volunteer, Miriam, led us to different gardens. The plants are grouped by geography with gardens for South American, Mediterranean, South African, Australian and Asiatic-North American plants.
There are many trees so new to me, healthy, tall and beautiful. We had privilege to touch and smell them. The Serpent trail in Australian Garden was interesting, with images of a rainbow and snake that symbolize the art and mythology of Aboriginal Australia.
Our group was photographed in front of a very tall gum tree with an ash white trunk that changed to red by water.
An organic vegetable garden had all kinds of herbs and vegetables making me think of salad for lunch, which we enjoyed at the Peacock Café patio. Beautiful peacocks came and greeted us so gently and proudly. They seemed to love showing off their beauty to anyone taking pictures. After lunch we had free time to stroll around the pond
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Chandra and Harshad Patel are winter League champs
It was standing room only at the LW Bocce Winter Finals played on Feb. 29 at Mission Park. After winning two tense playoff games, the Winter League champions are Chandra and Harshad Patel.
The couple was also the undefeated champions of Tuesday league. Their victory was special because Chandra and Harshad had to come from behind in both their matches to win the championship.
Saturday champs Usha Agarwal and Sal LaScala placed second; Sunday champs Estee Edwards and Marsha Stamper placed third and Thursday champs Kathryn Ewell and Scott Bryan placed fourth.
With the matches completed, more than 100 fans and players took part in the end-of-season pizza party. After much backslapping and congratulations, another season of bocce play went into the books.
The Spring league begins Saturday, March 14, at 9 a.m.
Bowling League Standings
Pindilicious swept Very Striking and extended its lead to 10 games in Leisure World Bowling League play last week. Gary Wood led Pindilicious with a 196 game and a 548 series, while teammate Sue Holbrook added a 153 game. Dave Silva of Very Striking had a 219 game and 569 series.
Charlie’s Angels swept Split Happens as Charlie Guggino finished with a 190 game. Phyl’s Guys took three from Strikingly Different even though Fred Garcia, subbing for Strikingly Different opened with a 233 and had a 586 series.
How did Strikingly Different win only one with such a big series by Fred? They were spotting Phyl’s Guys 80 pins, and Phyliss Fairchild of Phyl’s Guys bowled a little over her average each game.
Mutual Busters swept Elcisne on a day where sweeps were common. Sandy Boardman of Mutual Busters had a 178 in Game No. 3, and John Gaddis opened with a 237 and had the high series of the day with a 587. If John Gaddis was a regular bowler he would lead the league with his 195 average.
LW Pool Club
There were 20 players competing in the monthly eight ball tournament at the LW Pool Club. Since Clubhouse 2 only has four pool tables, two of the 10-two person teams had to sit out until a table became available. Each team played five games, so some teams didn’t play each other.
After three rounds, the only undefeated team was Russell Black and Guta Basner. There were four teams with two wins and one loss. Russ and Guta won their fourth game in a row, while Barry Chittem and Connie Adkins won their third game, and Kent Wells and Donna Cooper also won to keep pace with the leaders.
In the fifth and final round, Guta and Russ won their fifth game in a row to clinch first place. Barry Chittem and Connie Adkins, who made some big shots, won their fourth game to take second place.
There was a three-way tie for third place with three wins and two losses. They were Sandy Bird and Dave Silva, Kent Wells and Donna Cooper, and Sal LaScala and Jerry Wrenn. To break the tie for third place money, Dave, Kent and Sal lagged a ball to the end of the table, with the winner being the one whose ball came closest to coming back to the near end rail. Kent went first and, with great touch, came just two inches from the rail. Dave and Sal couldn’t come close to matching Kent’s lag.
The next tournament will be on March 16 at 6:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, with people playing 369, a variation of nine ball.
Bridge Clubs of LW
The bridge clubs of Leisure World invite everyone to play bridge and meet others who enjoy being with fun-loving people.
Bridge is played on the first and second Fridays of the month. Players meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on the first Fridays and in Clubhouse 2 on the second
Paula Loucks won first place last week
The Cribbage Club had 53 members in attendance who were treated to sweets and ice cream by the club. Margaret Smith served the ice cream.
In game play, first place went to Paula Loucks with 843. In second place was Gene Smith with 841, followed by Sharon Rutigliano with 830 in third. Fourth place went to Liz Meripol with 823.
The club meets at noon on Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Partners are not required. Seven games are played, usually finishing by 3:30 p.m.
People who would like to learn to play or could use a brush up should call Patti Smith at (562) 242-4674 and she will arrange for lessons one hour before the games begin. All are welcome.
Potluck planned for April in CH 6
The LW Table Tennis Club wrapped up its 2019 season by hosting a successful holiday party in December. Members enjoyed good food and live entertainment provided by a traditional Samai Nori cultural Korean group.
The club has planned several events for 2020, including a potluck dinner in April. A sign-up sheet will be posted at Clubhouse 6 in a few weeks.
The club will also return to traditional tournaments with Laguna Woods, with the first one set for May 23 in Leisure World. Contact Randy Miller to participate.
Table Tennis Club directors are now collecting membership dues of $10 for the year. For more information about the club and membership, contact Hanna Rubinstein at (562) 900-4243 or Larry Hicklin, (310) 349-6385.
Ladies Golf Club
Forty-three members of the Ladies Golf Club played for low gross, low net and Circle Hole No. 6.
Theresa Lim was the only golfer to hit the golf ball from the tee directly inside the circle surrounding hole No. 6.
The flight winners were:
Flight A-Low gross: Devora Kim, 26; low net, Janice Turner, 23.
Flight B-Low gross: Theresa Lim, 28; low net, Young Yoon, 24.
Flight C-Low gross: tie between Sue Elliott and Judy Kim, 32; low net, tie among Liz Meripol, Anne Walshe and Kay Hong, 24.
Flight D-Low gross: Donna Cooper, 33; Bertha Berrigan, 22.
The club plays a nine-hole tournament every Tuesday.
Anyone who would like to join the club can contact Margie Thompson, (562) 493-0484.
Also members who would like to participate in the Guys and Gals Tournament may sign up at the clubhouse or contact Allen Sewell at (562) 324-8558 for more information.
Cards and Games Scoreboard
LW Pinochle Club winners
March 8 — Bev Adams, 11,280; Marilyn Allred, 10,470; Rodell Van Wyke, 10,440; Antonia Zupancich, 10,230.
Feb. 29 — Bev Adams, 11,120; Jim Dix, 10,300; Charlotte Westcott, 9790; Diana Lambert, 9780.
Feb. 27 — Bev Adams, 11,400; Gracie Finnegan, 10,850; Howard Bleakley, 10,660; Antonia Zupancich, 10,540.
The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at (562)240-5416.
Monday Bridge Club
March 2 — Gail Barrena, first place; Ben Watada, second; Sheila Hanley, third.
Dick Triggs; second place, Maxine LeFleur; third place, Brent Johansson and Carl Kuller.
Feb. 24 — Gail Barrena, first place; Emily Moubassaly, second.
Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Marion Standish at (562) 493-1236.
Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club Winners:
March 7—N/S: Sue Fardette-Larry Slutsky; Russ Gray-Mark Singer; Bud Parrish-Joan Tschirki; Ellen Kice-Harriet Weiss. E/W: Fred Reker-Marilyn McClintock; Judy Jones-Al Appel; Chie Wickham-Mike Nielsen; Miriam Kelley-Judy Mathias.
March 6: Unit Game: N/S: Larry Topper-Lynn Danielson; Al Appel-Joan Tschirki; Jean Kato-Barbara Harris; Betty Jackson-Sharon Beran; Sally Fenton-Judy Percer. E/W: Sue Fardette-Fred Reker (first overall); Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Lavonne McQuilkin-Carol Murakoshi; Judy Carter-Johnson-Mark Singer; Rosemary Ford-Julie Mills; Ellen Kice-Russ Gray.
The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join the fun and play, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is a spring pizza party set for Friday, April 24.
Feb. 29—N/S: Ellen Kice-Joan Tschirki; Larry Topper-Lynn Danielson; Sue Fardette-Priscilla Caillouette. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Joyce Basch-Harriet Weiss.
Feb. 28—N/S: Larry Topper-Lynn Danielson; Joan Wieber-Joan Tschirki; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Joyce Basch-Nancy Lichter. E/W: Ellen Kice-Russ Gray; Sue Fardette-Marilyn McClintock; Lavonne McQuilkin-Carol Murakoshi; Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson; Paul Chen-Cookie Pham.
Feb. 22 — N/S: Larry Topper-Lyn Danielson; Fred Reker-Joan Tschirki; Mark Singer-Russ Gray. E/W: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Joyce Basch-Dorothy Favre; Kathy Jervic-Sue Boswell.
Feb. 21 — Club Championship: N/S: Ernie Ross-Roy Tomooka; Jean Kato-Barbara Harris; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Judy Carter-Johnson-Mark Singer; Fred Reker-Joan Tschirki; Russ Gray-Ellen Kice. E/W: Ted Cooper-Emma Trepinski; Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; Thad Mikols-Larry Topper; Paul and Monica Honey; Al Appel-Judy Jones; Kar-Yee Nelson- Sue Boswell; Nancy Lichter-Julie Mills; Sylvia Kaprelyan-Ed Von Leffern.
The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669.
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Contest to name course is underway
The GRF Golf Course just had a facelift and a new look deserves a new name. Although casually referred to as the Golden Rain or Leisure World Golf Course, it’s time to give it an official title.
Fill out the form (see flyer this page, lower right) and submit it to the Recreation Department by April 10 and win a $250 gift card if you’re the winner. No need to be a duffer: Any GRF member is eligible.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN’S MONDAY GOLF
Feb. 24 scores
The Men’s Monday Golf League played on Feb. 24 at the Meadowlark golf course in Huntington Beach.
A Flight — First place, tie between Sam Choi and Fujio Norihiro, at par 70; second. Gary Stivers, one over 71; third, John Meyer, 72; fourth, Bill McKusky, 73; fifth, Larry Hillhouse, 75. Gary had the fewest putts.
B Flight — First place, Bob Munn, four over 74; second, Marv Ballard, 75; Bob had the fewest putts.
Fujio and Gary each had a birdie. Closest to the pin on the par three-140 yard hole No. 7 was Fujio and on the par three-150 yard hole No. 16 was Sam.
If interested, contact Bill McKusky at (562) 430-8618
MEN’S FRIDAY GOLF
Norihiro and Ballard in first place
The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Friday, Feb. 28 at the par 71–6,000-yard Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana.
The next Friday round will be at Meadowlark on March 13. Come join us and meet new friends.
A flight — First place, Fujio Norihiro, three under 68 and fewest putts; second, Gary Stivers, one under 70; third, Dave LaCascia, 74; fourth, John Meyer, 78; fifth, Paul Cose, 81.
B flight — First place, Marv Ballard, three under 67; second, Bill McKusky, one under 70 and fewest putts; third, Bob Munn, 78.
Birdies: Fujio and Dave. Closest to the pin on the par 3-150 yard #4 – Fujio; and on the par 3-140 yard 12 – Gary.
Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 – 20 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays.
If interested, contact Bill McKusky at (562) 430-8618 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 06/17/20
LW Resident 562-421-5811
Business License #WEL0015
New defy age
product line available! 4/23
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. 05/14
LW DECOR INC.
New triple pane windows, laminate flooring, carpet patio tile/carpet. Painting ceilings made smooth, ceiling lights. Exterior windows, refaced kitchen cabinets, refaced granite quartz countertops.. Lic. #723262. 03/26
LW DECOR INC.
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 03/26
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work.Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764 04/09
TONY DO MAINTENANCE
Reasonable price. Excellent work.
(714) 534-1824. 4/23
Bersi & Sons Furniture Finishers
– In Home Furniture –
Repair – Refinishing – Restoration
Specializing in antiques.
50 years experience.
We make your SHOWER/TUB brand new and/or convert it to a WALK IN SHOWER
serving L.W. since 1999.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
liscense #699080. 04/02
Bel-Rich Painting – Free
estimates, Apartments, room by room, small jobs, colored walls. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 03/12
LW DECOR INC.
Only premium paints,
Ceilings made smooth.
Cown moulding installed.
LW DECOR INC
40 years in LW.
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room
or entire house & refinish kitchen
cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 05/14
LW DECOR INC.
Laminate, vinyl plank, patio tile and patio carpet.
40 years in Leisure World. 03/26
Interior Flooring Solutions
Hardwood floors, carpet,
laminate, vinyl planks.
25 years experience.
Contractor License 1043763. 12/24
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning
We just cleaned your neighbor’s house in Leisre World…
Would you like yours cleaned too?
Call Tito 562 658 9841. 05/07
State Contractors Lic. #578194.
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 04/09
LW DECOR INC.
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262.
LW DECOR INC.
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 week days between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-1741, (562) 493-6291.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.
Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 05/14
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 03/26
PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 30 years experience, 15 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 06/04
Mavis experience hair stylist.
For men women haircut,
shampoo set, color, perm. Manicure pedicure.
(714) 757-0187. 03/19
Just Like Your Daughter
errands, scheduling and
transportation for medical
patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization,
paperwork, bill pay
All with compassion
Just Like Your Daughter
Call Janice, 714-313-4450
SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded 03/19
Lisa Hoffman. (562) 822-2101. Retired RN – $15/hr.
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 3/19
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands.
Available 24/7. 949-899-7770 04/02
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state.
Gloria 949-371-7425. 05/07
Experienced Caregiver. Leisure World references. Day or night – Licensed. Maria Lopez
(562) 257-7631. LOP-0004. 03/12
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. 6/10/20
CALL PHIL AT
Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business
License #AB0001. 04/30
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 04/02
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Gloria 949-371-7425 05/07
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001.3/20
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your scehdule. Bi-weekly or monthly. Deep cleaning.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 04/23
I have been a housekeeper for 10 years. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770 04/02
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 03/05
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 03/31
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
ANY KIND OF CAR
Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 05/07
For sale – Pronto M41 with sure step. Electric wheelchair. Excellent condition. Candy apple red with black upholstery. $750.00.
Golf Cart, Sales, parts and services. 714-292-9124. 05/14
2008 EZ-Go golf cart lifted w/oversized tires & wheels. Healthy batteries, great cond.
Frances (562) 565-3683. 03/05
For Sale: Large Men’s size power lift recliner chair. Purchased at Alpine. Excellent condition. $700.
(562) 596-2557. 03/12
Electric scooter – Pride Victory 10 – 4 wheel, 1 year old. Great condition. Low mileage. Comes with cover $1,000. (760) 408-6980. 03/19
Personal driver. LW Resident. Goes to airports, hospitals, doctors offices, stores.
Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 03/19
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 03/26
Inexpensive shuttle, airports, markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093.
SB License #ABL0001. 04/30
Rides by Russ, with the
For over 4 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544. 03/26
A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH Conscientious, Dependable, Professional. Providing locals trustworthy affordable transportation. perfect for patients, professionals, and anyone who needs regular or sporadic transportation.
CALL 562-537-1298. James. 03/12
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.05/14
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 04/09
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 3/25
Electric recliner. Great condition. (562) 537-6386. $300. 03/12
Assorted sport and dress jackets 42 to 44 reg. (562) 537-6386. $20 each. 03/12
Wilson ultra golf set/w 3 wheel cart.Great condition $200.
(562) 537-6386. 03/12
For Sale: 7 ft Chocolate Brown Sofa Micro-Suede with wood detail. Excellent condition. $150 or best offer. (562) 594-7421.
For Sale – 2 swivel chair w/ottoman. 562-598-0307.
For sale: queen size fully adjustable bed with remote and mattress. Excellent condition. $200.
(714) 898-4409. 03/12
Parakeet – free to good home. Sweet blue/green male. Comes with cage. 828-275-8726.
FREE double futon sofa/bed folds must have transportation out.
Call 562-296-5652 or (cell)
Free used folding scooter and wheelchair carrier with loading ramp and tie downs. Folds up against the back of the vehicle when not in use. Fits into a standard trailer hitch.
If interested call Christine
(281) 639-4060. 03/12
LOST & FOUND
Found cat! Black & white, no collar, very scared!
Call Jackie 714-423-8279 to claim.
ESTATE SALE, MUTUAL 5, 107i, 13521 WENTWORTH, MARCH 13TH AND 14TH Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. Lots of VINTAGE items, side tables, cameras, cassette players, CD players, China, dressers, books, nic nacs, womens clothes and shoes, Full House! Please come by and say Hello!, Kristi Martin, P.O.Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.
Estate Sale – 13330 St. Andrews Dr. #67L, Thurs/Fri. March 12/13. Ethan Allen, lots more!!
Patio Sale – 13881 Thunderbird Dr, 64C, Mutual 1, 8:30-1:30 pm. Collectibles, sofa, accent chair, area rugs, prints, mirror.
Carport wanted for rent. Prefer location in Mutual 2 neal Bldg. 24, storage desired.
Price negotiable $50-$75/mo.
Michael (949) 833-1410. 03/26
LW REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
1461 Pelham, Bldg 132H,
2 bed/1 bath unit, 3 skylights. Laminate floors/new refrigerator w/large lower freezer.
Move in ready. Quick location near “Downtown” $208,900.
Good Homes Real Estate.
License #01129082. 03/19