LWW Trans/Vie 4-30-20

April 30 2020

GRF settles wage lawsuit; no impact on shareholder fees

—from GRF President Linda Stone

The Golden Rain Foundation has settled a lawsuit that aligns with complicated employee meal and rest-break wage regulations. This settlement eliminates a potentially costly and uncertain legal fight and removes financial uncertainty for future budgeting.
The $550,000 settlement will be paid from our capital budget and will have NO impact on shareholder and member fees or existing projects. Let me restate that this settlement will have NO impact on shareholder and member fees.
GRF was sued in October 2017 by a former employee who was joined later by a current employee for what they claimed were wage-and-hour violations. Their lawsuit, similar to almost 8,300 lawsuits filed in 2017, asserted that GRF had not provided proper meal and rest breaks to employees and failed to compensate employees for the resulting overtime.
In consultation with our previous labor lawyers, GRF, along with thousands of other big and small companies adhered to an interpretation of work rules that allowed employees to periodically work through their meal and rest breaks to leave work early. Recent court rulings now favor an expansive view of wage-and-hour rules.
Although the two plaintiffs initially demanded several million dollars to resolve the case, GRF was able to negotiate a much smaller settlement because we have a legitimate legal argument that our pay practices were lawful.
The $550,000 is expected to be paid later this summer after final settlement documents are filed with the court and an independent payment administrator identifies and locates eligible employees. The plaintiffs’ lawyers will receive an estimated $183,000, the firm administering the settlement will receive about $20,000, eligible former and current employees will receive payouts ranging between $100 and $1,900 and the two named plaintiffs will each receive an additional $5,000.
There was a 400 percent increase in lawsuits leading up to 2017 associated with different interpretations of meal and rest-break wages with a total of more than $2.27 billion in settlements. For comparison, Walmart has paid more than $1 billion in wage-and-hour cases since 2008 and TGI Friday’s paid $19.1 million in a single judgment in 2017. Locally, a Brea-based car-wash company paid $4.2 million, a Temecula nail spa paid $1.2 million and an Anaheim auto-towing company paid $4.9 million.
To reiterate, this settlement will have NO impact on shareholder and member fees or existing projects.
I have provided some frequently asked questions (FAQ) below, If you have any additional questions, please send them to questions@lwsb.com.  Weekly we will compile all questions received, update the FAQ and post the answers on the GRF website, LW Weekly as well as send a LW Live email.
Typically, we would host a town hall for all shareholders and members to discuss this important issue. Since we remain under at COVID-19 shelter-in-place order we will rely on email (LW Live), the GRF website (www.lwsb.com) as well as, LW Weekly to provide ongoing information to ensure the well-being of all of us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Why was Golden Rain Foundation sued?

A1: Golden Rain Foundation was sued in October 2017 by a former employee and was joined later by a current employee for what they claimed were wage-and-hour violations. The lawsuit asserted GRF had not provided proper meal and rest breaks to employees and failed to compensate employees for the resulting overtime.

Q2: How did this happen to the Golden Rain Foundation?

A2: Golden Rain Foundation consulted with its previous labor lawyers routinely to ensure its employment procedures were in compliance with California’s stringent and ever-changing workplace rules. Evolving judicial interpretations of employee meal and rest-break laws led to the lawsuit against GRF and nearly 8,300 similar wage-and-hour lawsuits against companies big and small in 2017.

Q3: Specifically, what did the lawsuit say Golden Rain Foundation did wrong?

A3: The primary claim is Golden Rain Foundation employees periodically did not receive or take mandated meal and rest breaks or worked through them to complete their shifts and leave work early.

Q4: Why is Golden Rain Foundation settling this lawsuit now?

A4: In consultation with our attorneys, the Golden Rain Foundation Board concluded that settling the lawsuit would eliminate a potentially costly, uncertain legal fight and remove the financial uncertainty that would complicate its future budgeting. It’s important to know that courts have taken an expansive view of wage-and-hour rules. Recent rulings have held businesses liable for fees and damages even if the employer’s mistakes were minor.

Q5: What is the amount of the settlement?

A5: Golden Rain Foundation will pay a settlement of $550,000. The plaintiffs’ lawyers will receive about $183,000, the firm administering the settlement will receive about $20,000, eligible former and current employees will receive estimated payouts ranging from $100 to $1,900 and the two named plaintiffs will each receive an additional $5,000.

Q6: How does Golden Rain Foundation plan to pay the $550,000?

A6:  Golden Rain Foundation will use its capital budget to pay the settlement. The use of this fund will have NO impact on shareholder and members ship fees or existing projects.

Q7: Will the settlement impact residents’ fees?

A7: No, we expect the settlement to have NO impact on shareholders and members fees.

Q8: Which employees are eligible for settlement payments?

A8: Approximately 400 hourly employees who worked for Golden Rain Foundation between Oct. 30, 2013 and July 16, 2019 are eligible for payments ranging from $100 to $1,900.

Q9: When will the payments be made?

A9: Once the settlement is finalized, a court appointed Payments Administrator will identify and locate eligible employees and we expect payments to be mailed beginning in late summer.

Q10: Have the underlying wage issues been resolved?

A10: Yes, upon receiving the lawsuit and in consultation with our attorneys, Golden Rain Foundation has ensured compliance with current interpretation of wage regulations for employee meal and rest breaks.

Q11: What did the plaintiffs initially demand in their lawsuit?

A11:  The two plaintiffs initially demanded several million dollars to resolve the case. GRF negotiated a much smaller settlement because we have legitimate legal arguments that our pay practices were lawful.

Q12: How does the settlement compare with other companies?

A12: There was a 400 percent increase in lawsuits leading up to 2017 associated with different interpretations of meal and rest-break wages. Nearly 8,300 similar lawsuits were filed against companies big and small with settlements totaling $2.27 billion in 2017. For comparison, Walmart has paid more than $1 billion in wage-and-hour cases since 2008; TGI Friday’s paid $19.1 million in a single judgment in 2017. Locally, a Brea-based car-wash company paid $4.2 million, a Temecula nail spa paid $1.2 million and an Anaheim auto-towing company paid $4.9 million.

Q13: Who may I contact if I have further questions?

A13: Please send your questions to questions@lwsb.com. We will respond weekly to questions submitted through May 15, 2020 in the LW Weekly, LW Live and post Q&As on the Leisure World website (LWSB.com)  Typically, we would host a town hall for all residents to discuss this important issue. Since we remain under a COVID-19 shelter-in-place order, we are unable to do so at this time.

Flag-flying campaign honors workers

The Cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, and the Los Alamitos Unified School District are joining together to thank and honor essential workers.
The “Red, White, Blue and YOU” campaign was designed to show appreciation for the essential workers who are putting their own safety at risk to help serve their communities.
Healthcare professionals, military personnel, firefighters, police officers, school employees, grocery and restaurant workers, the postal service, and bankers are working to provide vital service to the communities throughout this COVID-19 crisis.
Residents are encouraged to help honor local heroes by displaying an American flag, creating a “Thank You” sign to showcase in your window and tying red, white, and blue ribbons around the trees in front of your house or business and throughout your neighborhood.
Show your support and let everyone in the community know that we value their service and that we will get through this pandemic together.
“I am incredibly proud of this community,” said Seal Beach City Manager Jill Ingram. “I know the sacrifices that our essential workers are making. This showing of support will go a long way in letting them know they are appreciated.”
“There are times where we are different cities or districts, and there are times when we are one community,” stated Los Alamitos City Manager Chet Simmons.
“Along with the men and women on the frontlines, we are all in this fight together.”
“Our staff sprang into action to get online school going for our kids, provide childcare for families of essential workers and distribute meals to those in need,” said Dr. Andrew Pulver, superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
“On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, we wish to thank the unwavering dedication, professionalism and commitment from our staff; they have remained determined and upbeat and truly demonstrate how, as a community, we are all Better Together in meeting this extraordinary challenge.”
For more information regarding The Red, White, Blue, and YOU campaign, visit www.sealbeachca.gov.

The Cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, and the Los Alamitos Unified School District are joining together to thank and honor essential workers.
The “Red, White, Blue and YOU” campaign was designed to show appreciation for the essential workers who are putting their own safety at risk to help serve their communities.
Healthcare professionals, military personnel, firefighters, police officers, school employees, grocery and restaurant workers, the postal service, and bankers are working to provide vital service to the communities throughout this COVID-19 crisis.
Residents are encouraged to help honor local heroes by displaying an American flag, creating a “Thank You” sign to showcase in your window and tying red, white, and blue ribbons around the trees in front of your house or business and throughout your neighborhood.
Show your support and let everyone in the community know that we value their service and that we will get through this pandemic together.
“I am incredibly proud of this community,” said Seal Beach City Manager Jill Ingram. “I know the sacrifices that our essential workers are making. This showing of support will go a long way in letting them know they are appreciated.”
“There are times where we are different cities or districts, and there are times when we are one community,” stated Los Alamitos City Manager Chet Simmons.
“Along with the men and women on the frontlines, we are all in this fight together.”
“Our staff sprang into action to get online school going for our kids, provide childcare for families of essential workers and distribute meals to those in need,” said Dr. Andrew Pulver, superintendent of the Los Alamitos Unified School District.
“On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, we wish to thank the unwavering dedication, professionalism and commitment from our staff; they have remained determined and upbeat and truly demonstrate how, as a community, we are all Better Together in meeting this extraordinary challenge.”
For more information regarding The Red, White, Blue, and YOU campaign, visit www.sealbeachca.gov.

Act of Kindness is not forgotten
by Doris Morton
LW contributor

My husband related this interesting story told to him during his college years. It involved a 9-year-old Japanese-American boy who was interned at Manzanar Relocation Camp with his family. Unfortunately, he developed appendicitis and was rushed by train to Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Considered an “enemy agent,” he was escorted by an FBI agent.
Imagine how scared this youngster was, separated from his family and alone in a hospital. During his stay, a young intern took a liking to the boy and offered him something that only a frightened child would enjoy, a flashlight.
Now fast forward many years to the boy’s college days. Now a young man, he told his story to his fraternity brothers. Suddenly one of them interrupted him, “Wait a minute. I’ve heard that story.”
“My dad was the young intern.”
The moral of this story: An act of kindess is not forgotten.

GRF decals issued in a new way
To resume the decal issuing process while ensuring the health and safety of Leisure World Seal Beach residents and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak, the following procedures will be put into place regarding the issuance of decals.
Beginning on Monday, May 4, and continuing throughout the month:
• All decals will be issued by appointment only. Beginning today, April 30, you may call the Security Main Gate 24/7 at (562) 594-4754 to obtain an appointment to receive a decal.
• Appointments for the month of May are available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
• To receive a decal for your vehicle, you must present the following documents:
—Valid proof of vehicle insurance
—Valid DMV vehicle registration (vehicle must be registered to the LWSB resident)
—Valid DMV driver’s license
—GRF identification card
• When you arrive for your appointment at Building 5, a security officer will greet you and direct you to a designated parking space for those receiving decals.
• Please stay in your car. Do not enter the decal office area. After receiving your paperwork, your information will be processed and you will receive a decal.
Be advised:
• The decal will be valid for up to two years after the date of issuance.
• If a resident’s driver’s license expires before the end of the two year period, a decal will expire in the same month the driver’s license expires.
• Expired insurance, registration and/or driver’s licenses are not valid documents and no decal will be issued.
• A DMV identification card is not a valid driver’s license and no decal will be issued.
Security understands that due to DMV office closures that you may have expired DMV paperwork and/or license. However, you must have valid documents to receive a decal. If you do not have valid documents or license, there will be a 30 day grace period after the DMV offices re-open to obtain the necessary documents required to receive a decal.

Golf Course contest winner
The GRF Golf Course Naming Contest has ended and 95 entries were submitted. The Recreation Committee has reviewed them and will be voting for the winner once the committee meets and the GRF Board ratifies the decision. The lucky winner will be invited to the board meeting to receive their prize.
For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

Neighbor to Neighbor
Heart to Heart
Joanna Matos of Mutual 2 left a box of beautiful rocks, one for each member of the LW Weekly news team, with a note: “A rock, a paperweight, a stay-at-home craft made for all eight of you for being our LW news hounds during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an old newspaper photo-journalist, I want to thank you for the splendid work you are bringing to us residents covering the COVID-19 news. We can save our issues as a memento of this historic time in our lives.” The news staff appreciates the gift and the sentiment that accompanied it.
LW Sewing Brigade Update
Dean Jacobus, who is overseeing a grassroots effort in LW to make cloth masks for first responders (they use them to protect their M95 and surgical masks), reports that last week was an incredible one for the team. “Everything is kicking in,” with a total of about 8,000 masks now finished and on their way to doctors and nurses helping COVID-19 patients. “These people are incredible,” said Dean. “Thanks to the help of our mutual pick-up/drop-off team. On April 24, a shipment of masks was sent off to Hoag Memorial and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The brigade is working on a second request for 500 from the hospital ship, Mercy. It has also given masks to two Navajo nation hospitals that were in great need. “Hospital and nursing homes also have great need and what we are doing is a great help,” said Dean.
“This whole program shows what a caring talented community Leisure World is. Many are sewing because of family members in the fight. I have been told, no matter what or how long it goes, some will not stop until they are no longer needed. It takes a village to do this, and we, the LW community, are doing it. It’s a special time, special place! Thank you to all the team members and donors. Stay the course, stay at home,” said Dean.

Thank You to a Kind Lady
Darlene Brideau of Mutual 12 wants to send a thank you out to the lady who found her wireless earbud.
“I was walking the outer circle of our complex last Saturday morning. I was almost home when I realized I had lost my earbud. I immediately backtracked for a few blocks, to no avail. I returned home but decided to walk the complex a second time, but no luck. Later that day I tried one more time hoping to find it. I ended up walking a total of nine miles that day. I called Security and reported it lost hoping someone would find it.” A woman did find it and turned it in. “Since I had no way to say thank you, I called the LW newspaper hoping to get this message out: Thank you to this very kind lady and God bless you for your thoughtfulness.”

A Stitch in Time
In light of a number of gracious volunteer shareholder/members desiring to help their neighbors by making masks for the community, the GRF will offer the use of the sewing room in Clubhouse 3 under these strict guidelines:
• Only two people at a time will be permitted in the Sewing Room.
• The hours will be between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays.
• Mask makers must reserve their time with the Reservations Office by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com.
• Each mask maker will be permitted two hours of machine usage per shift unless there are no other reservations.
• If you have not purchased the required sewing kit, GRF will lend one to you.
• People must sign in and sign out with the custodian each time.
• Fifteen minutes between reservation slots are allotted for the custodian to sanitize the touch surfaces.
For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

Hof’s Hut, Napes coming to LW
by Kathy Thayer
assistant recreation manager

The word is out: Grab ‘n’ Go daily meals from various vendors have been a big success. Residents hunkering down at home can still get a fresh, hot meal to pick up and take home at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot seven days a week.
Now, Naples Rib Company will be returning with a grab ‘n’ go option on Saturdays, replacing Lucille’s BBQ for the month of May (see menu, page 12). Like its Monday night dinners in Clubhouse 1, all meals will be preordered and prepaid via phone or their website, but pickup will now be at Clubhouse 6 parking lot.
Joining the grab ‘n’ go lineup is Hof’s Hut on Thursdays, beginning today, between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (see menu, page 12). A popular Seal Beach dining spot for Leisure Worlders, Hof’s and Lucille’s are owned by the same company.
Their new restaurant on Seal Beach Boulevard will be opening once restrictions are limited, but in the meantime, Hof’s Hut will come to us at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot.
Domino’s Pizza will continue to serve on Thursday evenings.
Menus and ordering instructions are sent out weekly by LW Live, so be sure you are kept in the know by signing up at www.lwsb.com (see page 2 for sign-up form).
Growing in popularity is the volunteer shopper program. Any resident who needs help with shopping can contact the Recreation Department to be matched with a volunteer who will take their list over the phone and leave the groceries on the doorstep.
Residents will be called with the total amount of the transaction and can leave an envelope for the shopper to pick up.
Soon, a new option will be available.
Globally Delicious Burgers in Long Beach is creating a grocery delivery service whereby residents can place their orders from an extensive list of goods online and have them delivered here to LWSB weekly for pickup at Clubhouse 6. In some cases, home delivery may be arranged. In addition, they offer prepackaged meals a cut above the typical.
The company is in the process of putting together a special website especially for Leisure World orders. GD BRO Burger was started by a former Wall Street executive who believes in giving back to the community. Their “Cook to Chef” apprentice program prepares at-risk young adults to become caterers in the culinary and hospitality industries. Their passion is evident in the creative meals they offer, from Greek to Korean cuisine, Italian to down home southern offerings. Owner Hue Nguyen has just received a substantial donation from a large software company which he plans to direct towards programs benefitting 10 local communities that have been impacted by the Coronavirus restrictions. Currently, we are working together to craft a free meal giveaway to 200 lucky shareholder/members to kick off their relationship with us within the next few weeks.
Our vendors always appreciate feedback and suggestions, so please let us know what you think. GRF appreciates these frontline, essential workers bringing these services to us. They maintain strict CDC mandates for everyone’s protection. We appreciate our residents honoring social distancing and wearing masks at these events.
On call bus service available from 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and any time on weekends. Call 562-431-6586 ext. 379
Please direct any questions you may have to kathyt@lwsb.com.

Hof’s Hut Menu for April 30

Soup/Salad/Bakery Combo – $11.75: Chicken Tortilla Soup, Garden Salad, Blueberry Muffin or Cornbread
Salad Dressing Choices – Ranch, Creamy Bleu Cheese and 1000 Island

Hot Turkey Sandwich – $13.75: Served open-face on buttered garlic sourdough with mashed potatoes, gravy and cream corn

Meatloaf Sandwich – $13.75: Served open-face on buttered garlic sourdough with mashed potatoes, gravy and cream corn

Meatloaf Dinner – $16.25: Hand cut slices of meatloaf with beef gravy. Served with bread, cream corn, mashed potatoes and gravy

Cup Chicken Tortilla Soup – Add on to Entree – $2.99
Cup Chicken Tortilla Soup – A la carte – $3.99

Side Coleslaw – $2.99
Side Fruit – $2.99
Side Mashed Potatoes – $2.99
Side Cream Corn – $2.99

Side Garden Salad – Add on to Entree – $2.99
Side Salad with Bread – $5.99

Side Blueberry Muffin or Cornbread – $2.99

Chocolate Chip Cookie (1 each) – $2.49

COVID-19: The Latest
The outbreak of COVID-19 respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was was first detected in China late last year. Updated information from the CDC and other authorities, in addition to the latest guidance and reminders of how residents can protect themselves, will be provided in this weekly column.
What’s known about COVID-19 is rapidly changing as scientists learn more.
What Is It?
The World Health Organization describes the novel coronavirus as a member of “a large family of viruses” that cause everything from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death. The vast majority of people recover. State and local officials have put social distancing policies in place to slow the spread of the virus. There are no known cases of COVID-19 in Leisure World; Seal Beach has 11 reported cases as of presstime, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.
CDC Adds 6 New Symptoms
The Centers for Disease Control previously listed fever, cough and shortness of breath as symptoms of COVID-19. The CDC has added six additional symptoms as people “have had a wide range of symptoms reported,” according to its website.
New symptoms for the disease now include “chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell,” the CDC said.
There are more than one million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 57,900 deaths in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins University, This is the first time the CDC has increased the number of signs of the disease.
Seal Beach Advisory
Reminder
The City of Seal Beach sent out the following advisory last week, reminding residents that everyone needs to be a partner in stopping the spread of COVID-19. Ask your family and friends to be patient and stay at home for now. As a reminder, all green spaces in Seal Beach remain open. However, the beaches, beach parking lots, park amenities, and the pier remain closed. Also, when in public interacting with essential workers, face coverings are required; NO face coverings are required for exercise, simply recommended.
COVID-19:
Help for Veterans
The federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other aid organizations have mobilized resources for veterans, active-duty military and their families. Here are resources available.
•VA Medical Appointments and Prescriptions
Here are options for telehealth appointments and services:
—Use secure messaging through My HealtheVet to send a message to your provider. The My HealtheVet website offers tips and tools to help you partner with your health care team. Find useful resources when you need them. The support tools on this page are designed to help you make informed decisions.
—Use the VA appointments tool to request a telehealth appointment online.
•Options for obtaining prescriptions:
—Access the online prescription refill and tracking tool to refill or renew prescriptions.
—Call the phone number of your VA pharmacy on your prescription label. Have your RX number and your Social Security number ready.
For immediate assistance, contact the California Department of Veterans’ Affairs (CalVet) at (213) 620-2755 or visit https://www.calvet.ca.gov.
COVID-19 Testing
and Screening
The OC Health Care Agency (HCA) now offers COVID-19 testing to Orange County residents who meet the criteria detailed below. The OC COVID-19 Testing Network was launched April 21.
The Network coordinates and expands testing across Orange County to create a safety net for any community member who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but is unable to receive testing through a health care provider.
“We have partnered with an initial set of community health centers who are performing FDA-approved PCR testing, the most reliable testing available to detect current infection,” said Dr. Nichole Quick, county health officer. “The OC Health Care Agency will continue to work diligently to expand this network by bringing more locations online in the days and weeks to come.”
The PCR test identifies if someone is currently infected from a sample taken with a swab. It is not a blood test, nor does it test for antibodies. Residents with symptoms of COVID-19, which generally include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, should first contact their medical provider to get guidance on testing and care. Individuals who are unable to be tested by their provider may schedule an appointment at any network test site to receive a medical screening and test. Initial locations include:
• AltaMed Medical Group, Anaheim
• AltaMed Medical Group, Santa Ana/Bristol
• Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic, Garden Grove
•UCI Health, multiple locations
A continually updated list of test sites, with information on scheduling and the appointment process, can be found at www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus (click on COVID-19 Testing and Screening) or by calling the HCA’s Health Referral Line at 1(800) 564-8448.
“Because of continued challenges of obtaining testing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care providers, testing may be restricted at times to high priority groups as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” said Dr. Quick. “Residents must make an appointment for testing to assure eligibility and availability of testing.”
Coronavirus and the Economy
As of last week, unemployment in the U.S. was swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the new coronavirus. More than 4.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. In all, roughly 26 million people—the population of the 10 biggest U.S. cities combined—have now filed for jobless aid in five weeks, according to AP reports.
No Evidence that
Pets Spread Virus
There’s no evidence that pets are spreading COVID-19 to people. However, there have been a few cases worldwide where animals likely got the virus from humans, according to federal officials. A 4-year-old tiger tested positive at New York City’s Bronx Zoo, and officials think a zookeeper with the virus got the feline sick. Two house cats in different homes in New York have also contracted the virus, likely from their owners or someone in the neighborhood.
FDA Advisory
Two anti-malaria medications being studied as a treatment for COVID-19 should not be taken outside a hospital or clinical trial because of the risk of severe heart problems, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Friday.
The FDA said it issued the warning because of reports about serious cardiac events and death in patients with COVID-19 receiving hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, either alone or combined with the antibiotic azithromycin.
“Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can cause abnormal heart rhythms … and a dangerously rapid heart rate called ventricular tachycardia,” the statement said.
“These risks may increase when these medicines are combined with other medicines … including the antibiotic azithromycin.”
The FDA emphasized that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are not approved for treating or preventing COVID-19. They are currently being studied in clinical trials.

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Pathways program helps LWers
The Pathways Care Navigation Program (CNP) continues to help many Leisure World neighbors stay safe, and independent, in their own homes.
What started out as a collaboration project funded in part by Archstone Foundation, a private nonprofit grant-making organization, has turned into a new way of delivering services for Pathways, along with their partners Meals on Wheels-Long Beach and the CSULB Nursing Department.
During these uncertain times, Pathways is continuing its CNP program just as if COVID-19 had never happened, except for one thing.
They cannot show up in person or send CSULB nursing students into the home.
Instead, they have developed six frontline teams of staff, interns and volunteers, who phone call everyone in the CNP program on an ongoing daily/weekly basis.
They take each person as unique and special, so if the client needs something “outside the box,” they endeavor to fulfill that need, whatever it is.
Last week alone, Pathways delivered 25 “essential care packages” to those who were in critical need of food and supplies.
Local grocery stores have helped the Pathways team fill food and supply orders on a priority basis to avoid running into “empty shelves.”
In addition, Pathways has been accepting cash and product donations to help with this effort.
“We are so grateful for the donations of food and home supplies that have been collected and distributed so far to those most in need,” says Pathways Executive Director Cindy Skovgard.
“Our goal is not to become a new meal delivery service like our partner Meals on Wheels-LB, but we find it hard to ignore the fact that there are many dire situations out there who need a helping hand.”
You can follow Pathways on Facebook (Pathways Volunteer Hospice) or visit its website at www.pathwayshospice.org to see how Pathways continues to make an impact in Leisure World.
For more information or to find out more about how the program can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic, call Pathways at (562) 531-3031, Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Last year, the Golden Age Foundation donated $5,000 to Pathways in recognition of the essential and ongoing service that Pathways brings to LW.

Letter to Editor
Editor:
I know we have a stay-at-home policy at the moment due to COVID-19, and we are very lucky that in Leisure World we have a lot of area to walk and ride bikes.
But we do need to realize that there are rules that still need to be followed.
As of late I’ve noticed residents walking in the middle of the streets instead of moving over onto the grass for six-foot distancing and fast bikes on sidewalks with pedestrians.
We all need to follow basic rules to stay safe on our streets and sidewalks. There is space for everyone—walkers, cyclists and cars.
A little social respect for others goes a long way.
Bert van der Veer
Mutual 8

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2020-22 GRF Board of Directors
Candidate Nominations

Mutual 2
Paul C. Pratt
Stephen Travis Brooks
Paula Snowden
Mutual 4
Marsha Gerber
Mutual 6
Susan Hopewell
Mutual 8
Suzanne Fekjar
Lawrence M. Slutsky
Mutual 10
Carol A. Stern Levine
Mutual 12
Carole Damoci
Mutual 14
Lee Melody
Barry Lukoff
Mutual 16
Janet Isom

2020 Mutual Board of Director Candidate Nominations
Mutual 1
01-056G John Barreras – incumbent
01-024E Jill Brennan – incumbent
01-023L Ruben Collazo
01-025F Donna Gambol – incumbent
01-066I Saundra Luther Stark – incumbent
01-029E Kathleen Nadeau
01-029G Kathy Rose
01-022G Phillip Singer
01-011F George J. Tous Van Nijkerk – incumbent
Mutual 2
02-015D Christopher Abel -incumbent
02-069A Travis Brooks – incumbent
02-015G Christine Harris – incumbent
02-069H Peggy Keller – incumbent
02-006C Marilyn Lester
02-014K Holly MacLaren – incumbent
02-006H Kathryn Mavar – incumbent
02-065J Teri Nugent – incumbent
02-069I Lori Schulte -incumbent
Mutual 3
03-013A James E. Campbell – incumbent
03-030F Carol Ginthner – incumbent
03-001I Stephen Harris – incumbent
03-027H Dianne Hart – incumbent
03-009L Linda Jan Ledbetter – incumbent
03-006F Mike Turis – incumbent
03-009A Nancy Tye – incumbent
Mutual 4
04-046E Jan Kuhl – incumbent
04-074J Mike Lessin – incumbent
04-074I Jon Russell – incumbent
Mutual 5
05-099F Kenneth E. Cude – incumbent
05-119J Kevin Powell – incumbent
05-113D Gloria Shannon
05-110F Debbie Tran – incumbent
Mutual 6
06-053G Pennie Alberts
06-139K Nancy Barber
06-142B Teresa Boggs
06-137K Frank De Palma – incumbent
06-139G Marilyn Hewitt
06-140F Michael S. Simpson
06-055E Joan Tarro
06-056H Joe Traub
06-061D Evelyn Velez-Rosario – incumbent
Mutual 7
07-150A Roger Bennett – incumbent
07-156K JoAnn Fellows – incumbent
07-159A Pat Repasi – incumbent
07-169J Sue Rotter – incumbent
07-151L Lena Stevens – incumbent
Mutual 8
08-200J Michael J. Banfield – incumbent
08-197J Jeri Dolch – incumbent
08-204E Camille Thompson – incumbent
08-196G Sandy Weisenstein – incumbent
08-186J Dorene Youngs – incumbent
Mutual 9
09-211F Robert “Bob” Croft – incumbent
09-228F Marjorie M. Dodero – incumbent
09-234A Beth Mayer – incumbent
09-217A Diane McFadden – incumbent
09-226H Willard Michlin
09-232G Lori Muller Gray – incumbent
09-223A Judith Sherratt
09-207L Pam Turner – incumbent
09-213I Bob Walz – incumbent
Mutual 10
10-249D Ruthann Arlart – incumbent
10-254A Esther Cummings – incumbent
10-248K Michael W. Depew – incumbent
10-248L Michael Giles – incumbent
10-248A John Stipcich – incumbent
Mutual 11
11-279C Gary Adelman – incumbent
11-266C Guta Basner – incumbent
11-267G Denis Craig
11-262G Geoff Davies – incumbent
11-278A Brenda Hemry – incumbent
11-283C Patrick T. Henehan – incumbent
11-274J Leslie Martin Juchna
11-276K John W. Neal
Mutual 12
12-076B Tony L. Anderson – incumbent
12-072E Richard Carson – incumbent
12-042E Susan Ferraro – incumbent
12-078E Darlene Milek – incumbent
12-058B Cindy Mortesen – incumbent
12-035H Rose Marie Sprague – incumbent
Mutual 14
14-026D Valerie “Val” Jorgenson – incumbent
14-019L Barry Lukoff
14-049A Lee W. Melody – incumbent
14-003L Jack Nevin – incumbent
14-048K Adrianne Rosenfeld – incumbent
14-027C Susan D. Simon – incumbent
14-004H Robert “Bob” Stefun – incumbent
14-054C Susanne Worthington – incumbent
Mutual 15
15-017F Ronald Beeler – incumbent
15-036B Bruce Bowles – incumbent
15-014Q Bob Crossley
15-002E Jackie Dunagan – incumbent
15-044C Ron Gildner – incumbent
15-021A David Harlow – incumbent
15-043A Michael Pahlow – incumbent
15-002B Joyce Reed – incumbent
Mutual 16
16-051H Marcia Clawson – incumbent
16-052A Loni Gardette – incumbent
16-050K Jon A. Gillespie – incumbent
16-053A Janet Isom
16-053J John Mayfield
16-053A Dale Watkins – incumbent
Mutual 17
17-010A Catherine Gassman – incumbent
17-087A Keith Goodner
17-084C Peter Hayes – incumbent
17-024B Nick Massetti
17-048A Perry Moore, incumbent

GRF Mobility Aids
The Golden Age Foundation Mobility aids program is being offered on a limited basis.
People who need walkers or wheelchairs can call the GAF answering machine at (562) 431-9589 and leave a message.
Volunteers will return calls and make appointments with residents to pick up equipment. Do not return equipment until further notice to minimize person-to-person contact.
The program loans walkers, both fold-up with tennis ball feet and deluxe walkers with four wheels, a seat and hand brakes, transport chairs and wheelchairs.

GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, meetings have been canceled or postponed until further notice.

GRF Board
Executive Session
1:15 p.m.,
Friday, May 1, 2020
Virtual meeting, in accordance
with applicable codes

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935
A. Call to Order
President Stone
B. Roll Call
C. Legal
D. Contracts
E. Member Disciplinary Actions
F. Personnel
G. Adjournment
“Agenda is Subject to Change”

Schedule of Mutual Meetings
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, meetings have been canceled or rescheduled via conference calls unless otherwise noted.
Mon., May 11 Mutual 9
Administration 9 a.m.
Wed., May 13 Mutual 4 (9:15 a.m., open forum)
Administration 9:30 a.m.
Thur., May 14 Mutual 12
Administration 9 a.m.

Ask the City of Seal Beach
During these challenging times, City of Seal Beach staff is working to ensure that essential community services are fully operational. To that end, the city is committed to keeping in touch with residents, albeit virtually at this time, to answer their questions.
These questions can be related to COVID-19 or how to fix a street light that is out.
The goal is to provide a response within 72 hours or sooner depending on the volume of inquiries and/or other emerging issues.
Email AskCityHall@sealbeachca.gov to ask a question.

Arts and Leisure Pages 12-14

Senior Hours at the Grocery Store
Grocery Store Senior Hours
• Gelson’s Market is open from 7-8 a.m. exclusively for seniors 65-plus. One caregiver per shopper is permitted. Proof of age is required.
• Pavilions opens at 7 a.m. and asks that non-seniors stay home until 9, but they do not specially reserve the time for seniors.
• Ralph’s is open from 6-7 a.m. for seniors. Traffic is restricted to 50 people at a time.
• Sprouts has no senior hours. Bulk items are now sold prepackaged and the store has plenty of fresh produce.
• Trader Joes has senior hours from 8-9 a.m. for people aged 60-plus. It controls shopper entry if the store gets too full.
• Costco is open from 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. with senior hours from 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for shoppers 60-plus.
Costco warehouses will allow no more than two people to enter the warehouse with each membership card.
•Target is open on Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. for seniors only. The store has reduced hours and closes by 9 p.m. daily to deeply clean stores.
• Smart & Final stores are open 30 minutes early, from 7:30-8 a.m. to accommodate seniors 65 and older, those with disabilities and pregnant women. ID may be requested.
Downtown Cafe
The Downtown Café in Building 5 has fully stocked vending machines. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are available for take-out. Tables and chairs have been removed to prevent lingering.

COVID-19 Cancellations
OC Fair Board cancels 2020 Fair due to pandemic
The OC Fair & Event Center Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to cancel the 2020 OC Fair, one of the most anticipated and enduring summer celebrations in Southern California for 130 years.
The action comes amid unprecedented community stay-at-home and social distancing orders and will protect guests, vendors and staff during the COVID-19 crisis.
The 23-day OC Fair welcomes more than 1.3 million fairgoers each year and has an estimated economic impact of $350 million annually. The Fair was canceled 1942-1947 during wartime, but otherwise has been a summer staple since 1890. Information on refunds for concert tickets and Super Passes that have already been purchased can be found at ocfair.com/refunds.

Walking Routes in LW
Regular brisk walking can help people maintain a healthy weight, prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; strengthen bones and muscles; and improve mood, and balance and coordination.
The Safe at Home order has suspended all club activity and closed LW amentities, but people can still go walking.
To that end, the Recreation Department has a Leisure World Walking Trails brochure featuring seven measured trails throughout the community. Stop by the Downtown Café and pick one up.
For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

Radio Club Drills
The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. Use the following guidelines:
• Call-in time begins at 9:30-9:45 a.m.
• Use Channel 13/0.
• Be sure to wait until the radio is clear and call in stating your first name, last name initial, and mutual: example John S. Mutual 13 checking in. Remember to press the side button to speak and release when finished.
If you are not sure how to call in and would like additional instruction on use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson, rjerxn@yahoo.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
—Kathy Almeida, Emergency Information Council chairperson

Video Producers Zoom Classes
The Video Producers Club is using Zoom videoconferencing to conduct free classes for residents and to enjoy a social hour.
You are welcome to join a virtual social hour using Zoom every Saturday from 5-6 p.m. hosted by Joseph Valentinetti. For a personal invitation, email 0501042@gmail.com to secure space in the room. Bring your own drinks.
Join iPad expert Fred Carpenter every Monday at 2 p.m. for a free online virtual meeting. Learn how to use all the features of your iPad including Zoom videoconferencing. Contact Fred Carpenter at sail1942@gmail.com for more information and to reserve a virtual seat in his class
Join Joe Osuna every morning at 10, Monday-Friday, for a free one-hour session to learn Zoom with your Windows laptop or Android cellphone. There are also participants who can share their experiences with iPads and iPhones. Contact Joe Osuna at joosuna29a@gmail.com to reserve a virtual seat in his class or for more information.

Grab and Go Meals At A Glance
Grab ‘n’ Go Schedule
Weekdays, Monday-Friday
Saturday Lunch
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Monday: Viking Dog Truck—Gourmet hot dogs, brats and loaded tots, 4-6 p.m.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m.
• Wednesday: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts, 4-7 p.m.
• Thursday, Hof’s Hut, lunch and dinner selections, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; can pre-order online
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza – Call ahead for special orders; wings and salads offered; 3:30-7 p.m.
• Friday: Koffel’s Food Service – Special Friday menus weekly, 5-7 p.m.
• Saturday Lunch: Domino’s Pizza – Call ahead for special orders, (562) 493-2212; wings and salads, too, noon-2 p.m.
• Saturday Dinner: Naples Rib Company, barbecue, salads, sandwiches, 4-6 p.m., order ahead online, http://www.ribcompany.com/leisure-world-menu.asp
• Sunday: Koffel’s Food Service – Special Sunday menus weekly, 5-7 p.m.
All Grab ‘n’ Go events will take place, rain or shine. If it rains, Clubhouse 6 will be open. People are asked to keep a six-foot distance and wear a mask. All vendors accept cash and cards. On-call bus service available from 4:30 p.m. when regular service ends. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.

Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Sign up for LW Live at http://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.

LW Library Curbside Pick-UP
Leisure World Library staff is receiving dozens of requests each day—and has served around 200 residents so far—with its new curbside pick up program that started a couple of weeks ago.
Essentially, Leisure World library card holders can call in or email an order for library materials, and in 48 hours, library clerks will have the order ready at the library curb for pick-up.
“Our most popular requests are the newer items, but we don’t always have them available because of the demand.” said Library Operations Assistant Taylor Greene.
He wants everyone to know they aren’t limited to books. They can also check out magazines, movies, TV series and audio materials. Almost everything is available.
He recommended that people search the catalog before placing an order. The catalog is located at https://www.lwsb.com/lwcommunity/library/.
To request materials:
• Call the library at (562) 598-2431, Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-to 2 p.m..
• Email LWLibrary@lwsb.com and include your name, library card number, phone number and what kinds of materials you like to read and/or watch.
Library staff will accommodate specific requests whenever possible. If the requested material is not available, library clerks will use their expertise to find similar items and put together a bag of materials for you to borrow from the library.
Due to limited staffing, it will take 48 hours, excluding weekends, to fill orders.
You will receive a call when your order is ready for pick up at the library between Tuesday-Friday.
If you need a library card number, call for a temporary card number that will be good until the library re-opens.
The library building is closed to the public but staff is available to answer questions via phone or email Tuesday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

LB POPS! tickets offered
Jeannie Berro from Mutual 2 is accepting a limited number of new members into her long-standing POPS season ticket group for 2020-2021 season. Seats are in the center loge, Section 111, and are $95 for five concerts. They can be exchanged for floor seats if you are handicapped at no extra charge. The regular season ticket is $208.  Carpools will be arranged.
Dancing downstairs is allowed during concerts.
The schedule is
• Oct. 17: Elton John Tribute with Craig A Meyer on piano and vocals
• Dec. 19, Holiday Pops
• Feb. 20, 2021, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman’s sidekick) presents his favorite pop, R&B and jazz favorites with special guest and Motown legend, Valerie Simpson
• March 20, 2021, Hollywood Sings with vocalist Lori Zabka
• May 8, 2021, Musical Legacy of Chicago by Brass Transit.
See longbeachsymphony.org for subcriber-only benefits including flexible ticket exchanges and dining discounts for restaurants on concert and non-concert nights.
Call Jeannie at (562) 284-6054 between 9 a.m.-8 p.m. for more information; seats limited.

SBTV-Channel 3
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, April 30
4 pm Dr. Chung COVID Info-LW
4:12 pm Tina and Tommy Sing-LW
5 pm Harmonizing Humanity
5:45 pm Sewing Brigade-LW
6:20 pm Shelter at Home Entertainment
6:31 pm Sea Inside
7 pm Life and Times:
Lawhead Brothers
8 pm On Q—8bit Jazz Heroes
9 pm Americana Awards
10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Friday, May 1
4 pm LW’s Rollin’ Thunder
4:10 pm Velvetones Concert
5 pm Beginning of LW
5:15 pm Shelter at Home Entertainment
6 pm Mystery at the Theater
6:32 pm Sea Inside
7 pm Seal Beach City Limits
Richard Hastings
8 pm Life and Times-
Lawhead Brothers
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobats
10:37 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
Saturday, May 2
4 pm Rollin’ Thunder-LW
4:10 pm Velvetones
5 pm McGaugh Patriotic Show
6 pm Tina and Tommy Sing
6:45 pm Dr. Chung COVID Info-LW
7 pm Ocean Perspectives
8 pm LAUSD
10 pm Cerritos Center-Matt Mauser
Sunday, May 3
4 pm SB City Council Meeting
replay April 27
5:45 pm McGaugh First Grade Concert
6:30 pm McGaugh Go West!
7:30 pm Life and Times-
Lawhead Brothers
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-
Riders in the Sky
10:15 pm Americana Awards
Monday, May 4
4 pm LW Sewing Brigade
4:35 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
5 pm Vintage Vehicles
6 pm Ocean Perspectives
7 pm SB Planning Commission Mtg
Live
9 pm Cerritos Center-
In the Mood
11:10 pm National Parks/Drone Club
11:30 pm Vintage Vehicles
Tuesday, May 5
4 pm LW Sewing Brigade
4:35 pm National Parks/Drone Club
5 pm Tina and Tommy Sing
5:45 pm Shelter at Home Entertainment
6 pm McGaugh Go West!
7 pm McGaugh Patriotic Show
8 pm Cerritos Center-Matt Hauser
10 pm Cerritos Center-
In the Mood
Wednesday, May 6
4 pm LW Sewing Brigade
4:35 pm Shelter at Home Entertainment
5 pm Beginning of Leisure World
6 pm Drone Club/National Parks
6:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
7 pm On Q-8bit Jazz Heroes
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits-
Richard Hastings
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobatics
10:37 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
*All programming is subject to change.

LW Poetry
This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The Creative Writers meet on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room1, for poetry, fiction and non-fiction; business meeting follows.

The Locksmith

Creaking timbers beneath the steps
of the Hidden Hollows Shop of Locks
signal our arrival.
The bell on the doorway serves no needed purpose;
its friendly tinkle only adds to its charm.

Magnified visions of intricate patterns
appear in the locksmith’s spectacles
as he closely examines our key.

He pauses briefly while he reads the words
“Do Not Duplicate”
that are firmly stamped into its metal.
Yet he shows no reaction
and he offers no comment.

I just stood there, motionless and silent,
just hoping for a new key,
while my sweetheart stood there beside me.
She was beginning to look exceptionally cute.
That is a thing she does extremely well.
Yet the locksmith paid her no notice.

He held a pallor that was somewhat dreary,
on a face that showed no form of expression,
while he chose the proper blank
to make our new key.

With a non-descript saunter,
neither casual nor deliberate,
he coursed through his narrow shop,
weaving through the clutter,
toward his modern key machine
in the far corner.

The man’s stature was about average.
His age was difficult to judge.
He was wearing clothing that was neither new,
nor especially worn.

Its colors were muted, yet not exceptionally so,
and their features were notably lacking
in any familiar label
of uniqueness or style.

We wait by his battered display case
that doubles as a counter.
It is stacked high with unopened mail
and piles of assorted clutter.

Inside the case,
a collection of older items
invites a closer look.

A curious selection of lock picks and files
is bound in patent leather.
The small black kit
can be folded to resemble the likeness
of a Holy Bible.

Its slender tools are dusty and tarnished now,
yet they still hint of intrigue and danger
from the earlier days of their craft.

The locksmith switches off his modern machine
and examines our new key.

Standing there motionless with his back toward us,
he exhibits his one exceptional feature.
He is able to blend in with his surroundings,
unnoticed and nearly invisible.

Our new key has met his approval.
As we wait there by his counter,
the creaking boards beneath our feet
reveal our slightest shift in posture,
while the master of locks
glides across the wooden floor,
scarcely making the sound
of a church mouse.
—David Chute, Mutual 14

Religion, page 6

Redeemer Lutheran
The cross remains standing
Rev. Lisa Rotchford
Redeemer Lutheran

The cross still stands! Thanks to our wonderful neighbors, Redeemer’s cross, which is a symbol of our crucified and our risen Lord every Easter, is getting an “encore!”
Usually, our darkened Good Friday cross stands from Good Friday through Easter Sunday, when it is turned around and gloriously-colorfully transformed by fresh flowers for Easter Sunday. The sun usually withers the flowers quickly and we take down the cross Easter Monday. This year, we had cloudy weather which allowed the flowers to last until Wednesday. And we received multiple requests to keep the cross up as a sign of hope.
The cross is now back up, and keep your eyes upon it as it transforms and changes into a colorful display as our Easter season—which is actually 50 days long—continues. Thank you LW neighbors for your requests and support as we look to Christ to help us through. May our spirits be uplifted as Jesus was upon the cross, and may our lives rejoice in the eternal life given to us by the beautiful cross of life which never comes down.
If you would like a Sunday celebration packet — Holy Communion and prayers—join us on May 3 from 10 a.m.– noon for a socially-distanced distribution. We’ll be by the cross distributing sanitized packets for your spiritual enrichment.
Beit HaLev
Beit HaLev offers interactive livestream services for Shabbat and Jewish holidays. To attend, go to Facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube.com (the Shabbat Shalom LIVE! channel). Evening services begin at 6 and morning services begin at 10.
“Acharei Mot” (after the death), this week’s Torah reading details instructions for Aaron, the High Priest, on how to approach the holy sanctuary, where HaShem dwells, and avoid death. Last week, Aaron’s two eldest sons approached the Holy of Holies with “alien fire,” causing their deaths. This Torah portion also concerns laws of sexual purity, stressing the practices of the Egyptians and the Canaanites as what to avoid.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online Synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing, or to hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.
Rabbi Galit Shirah also teaches prayer book and conversational Hebrew and Cantillation (Torah chanting) for anyone who wants to learn something new. Contact the Rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com.

Community church
Jesus has left the building, Have you seen him somewhere else?
Pastor Johan Dodge
Community Church

As I write this we continue to be living “safer-at-home” and while we may be safer at home, we are also largely getting bored at home. This past week there have been protests all throughout the country, including next door to us in Huntington Beach. It is easy to give into the frustration. The minutes seem to tick by, hour by hour sometimes. Maybe you have even lost track of days. I saw a meme on Facebook the other day talking about the year of March being over just in time for the decade of April. In the midst of this April decade we have the season of Easter. Easter actually goes all the way through the week of May 24 — it’s seven Sundays.
In the Gospels — time in this Easter season moves slowly. Time actually moves this slowly in every Easter season, we’re just usually not focused upon it.
This past Sunday was when the risen Jesus was encountered by his disciples while they were walking along the road, but it was only when they invited Jesus in to share a meal with them that they recognized Jesus.
Now, spatial distancing means you shouldn’t be inviting your neighbors over for a meal. But you might call to check in our neighbors and see if they need a meal. Maybe you are the risen Christ for a neighbor in need this week. If you find someone in need and don’t have the resources to help them, you can always call the church office (562) 431-2503 to have one of our members drop off a meal. Who knows how and where the risen Jesus will appear in this decade of April. And here’s to hoping that May doesn’t last a century!
You can find our online worship on Facebook by searching for @communitychurchleisureworld. We worship live on Facebook on Sundays starting at 9:50 a.m. If you don’t have a computer or Facebook, you can still call in to our phone system and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening—it takes me a minute to edit and post the audio.
As always, our mission is still active and if you are in need without another way to address that need, you may call the church office to leave me a message (562) 431-2503

First Christian Church
Pastor Bruce Humes
First Christian Church

Romans 15:4 says,“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience (perseverance) and comfort (encouragement) of the Scriptures might have hope.” (NKJV)
In writing about things that were written before, Paul is speaking of the Old Testament canon of Scripture. Paul states that they were written for our learning. And I would add, for our spiritual well being. God wants us to learn and grow spiritually from reading and studying his written word. His word (scripture) speaks words of patience (perseverance, endurance) and comfort (encouragement) and through these comes hope.
From Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” To Revelation 22:20-21, “He who testifies to these things says ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” We get God’s plan of salvation for mankind through his son, Jesus Christ.
The whole message of the holy Bible is one of hope. This hope is not of some uncertainty, for what kind of comfort would that bring anyone? But one of great expectation, anticipation and confidence that the word of God does for the believer, it gives us the strength to endure, brings a powerful sense of comfort, and hope (certainty) even during times of hardship.
Romans 5:1-5 says, “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope (certainty) of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope (a certainty of things to come). Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in the hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
The hope that believers have in Christ will not disappoint, take comfort in that.

Congregation Sholom
Rabbi Karen Isenberg will be streaming Friday night services at 6:30 p.m on May 1 on the Congregation Sholom of Leisure World Facebook page. Join Rabbi Isenberg on Facebook for Saturday morning services at 9:30 on May 2.
Rabbi Eric Dangott posted this message regarding our current pandemic.
“I hope each of you is doing well, along with the entire Congregation Sholom community. During these crazy times, if you are aware of anybody that needs some support, please let me know and I will do my best to meet with them by phone, or video conference when available.
I hope that no one in the community feels alone. Even when we are physically isolated, may we reach out, may we feel supported by a loving spirit, and may we persevere in strength.”

Holy Family
Holy Family Catholic Church wanted to share this prayer of protection with the Leisure World Commuity:
“Jesus Christ, the King of Glory has come in Peace.
God became man and the Word was made flesh.
Christ was born of a Virgin.
Christ suffered.
Christ was crucified.
Christ died.
Christ rose from the dead.
Christ ascended into Heaven.
Christ conquers.
Christ reigns.
Christ orders.
May Christ protect us from all diabolical attacks, wars, calamities, especially from plagues, and sicknesses leading to unprovided death.
Christ went through their midst in Peace, and the Word was made flesh.
Christ is with us with Mary.
Flee you enemy spirits because the Lion of the Generation of Judah, the Root of David, has won.
Holy God!
Holy Powerful God!
Holy Immortal God!
Have mercy on us.”

LW baptist
Time with Jesus, then and now
Pastor Rolland Coburn
Faith Christian Assembly

Our Lord loves his people and invites them to spend time with him, as John the Apostle writes in John 21:1-14. Knowing and experiencing his love strengthens us each day, amid the vicissitudes of life.
Appearing to his followers on resurrection evening and eight days later, Jesus told them next to meet him in Galilee. John recalls the meeting. Night fishing on the Sea of Tiberias, catching nothing, they were coming in at daybreak, when they see a figure on the beach, and it turns out to be Jesus
“Boys,” Jesus calls, “no catch?” They answer, “No.” He called back, “Cast to the right.” They cast, and could not haul in because of the many fish. “Peter,” John says, “It is the Lord.” Hearing that, Simon Peter jumped into the water and swam to shore. The others followed in the boat, being about a hundred yards out, dragging the net of fish.
“When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.”
The same power that brought the fish sustained the net. Jesus shows his followers his risen life, power, love and care. Being with him, love, peace, joy and hope fill their hearts.
John treasures Jesus’ words. “Jesus says to them, Come, have breakfast. None of the disciples ventured to question him, who are you, knowing that it was the Lord.”
Jesus invites them to his table, and us too, through his word and spirit. It is a fellowship meal, sealing forgiveness and acceptance. His disciples needed this restoration. The church also shares his table, and enjoy the forgiveness and fellowship corporately and individually.
John notes though, that for the moment their times together are about to change. He explains, “This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.” This fellowship meal ended, but not the next one. That is another promise: “I go to prepare a place for you” and “I will come again and receive you to myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:2-3), seated with him in glory.

Assembly of God
“Wash your hands and say your prayers, Jesus and germs are everywhere!” These words are from a plaque seen several years ago in a gift shop and are applicable to the current situation now more than ever.
There will always be a need for cleanliness and an even greater need for Jesus in our lives. No matter what happens, the promise, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” gives us assurance even though “the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
The steady diet of the media’s fare will sicken us, so instead of focusing on fickle, ever-changing news broadcasts, try tuning in to the “Living Word.” If we are saturated in mind and heart with the Scriptures, we will walk steadily along life’s path even when we don’t know what will happen tomorrow. We can be sure of our ultimate destination. “I hold you by your right hand and afterward I will take you into Glory” (Psalm 73:23,24).
Pastors Sam and Pat Pawlak share short messages of encouragement every Sunday at 10 a.m. on Facebook.

COmmunity, pages 9-11

LW BIRTHDAYS
Birthday celebrations are not canceled

Ella V. Baker – 100 Years Old
Ella V. Baker has been a long-term resident in Mutual 6. Some nice neighbors threw a social distancing party for her on her birthday April 4.
Ella sat on her “throne” inside her patio as around 20 of her friends and neighbors cheered her on from siwx feet away on golf carts and lawn chairs.
Ella opened up her birthday card from President Donald Trump and embraced a very delicious, nice looking “100 Years” Birthday cake.
Betty Hobbs – 99 Years Old
Betty Hobbs (right) of Mutual 2 was surprised on her 99th birthday on April 21 by the Westside of Building 25 Masked Singers, her neighbors.
Standing six feet apart, neighbors held up “happy birthday” plates and a balloon while singing loudly to celebrate Betty’s ‘lockdown’ extraordinary birthday. (Bottom Left)
She was born in Spokane, Washington and came to Leisure World 40 years ago. Although Betty walks daily, her daughter lives and cares for her mother. Betty’s daughter took the photos behind their apartment gate to maintain a safe distance.

Pauline Fitzsimmons – 94 Years Old
Mutual 1 resident Pauline Fitzsimmons celebrated her 94th birthday on April 17 (right)
Part of Pauline’s celebration day included a surprise social distanced birthday greeting from friends and neighbors. These friends and neighbors surprised Pauline with a “Happy Birthday” serenade, a bouquet of balloons, posters and a “Lynda Walker Original” birthday card. Also attending this celebration was Taylor White.

Tell us how you are celebrating birthdays and anniversaries
while social distancing!
Email stories and photos to
laurie@lwsb.com.
Democratic club
Nursing home reform will be a top priority topic once meetings resume
The Leisure World Democratic Club is interested in hearing from its members and supporters as to how they are managing during this new reality of enforced isolation. Those interested can share their story by emailing the club president, Mary Tromp, at lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.
Those who want to stay informed and are interested in receiving the club’s newsletter on a regular basis should email the editor, Mary Larson, at mlarson.telfords@gmail.com.
The club is thankful that, as of April 17, that although there are 1,501 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County, there are no known cases in Leisure World. Unfortunately, as of that same date, the Orange County Health Care Agency reported that the Alamitos West Health Care Center, located across the street from the hospital that services most LW residents, had more than one but less than 11 cases amongst its staff. There were no cases reported amongst the Center’s patients as of that date.
When face-to-face club meetings resume, one of the first Voter Awareness sessions will be devoted to nursing home reform. In anticipation, members are urged to review a recent report by the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform which was published just before the current pandemic. For a copy, email mlarson.telfords@gmail.com .
The club sends their congratulations to Garden Grove City Councilwoman Diedre Nguyen, the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for election to the California Assembly from District 72. She will face Republican Janet Nguyen in the November General Election. Congratulations also go to Congressman Harley Rouda who will be facing Micelle Steel in that same election. Plans are still underway for a possible LW Townhall in September to which all voters, regardless of party, will be invited to come hear from their Congressman.
Readers should email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or go to the newly updated website, sblwdems.wordpress.com for more information about ways they can be involved in getting prepared for the November General Election, regardless of when regular Club meetings are resumed.

FALW
Seats for Veteran’s picnic on July 4 available to RSVP now
FALW will hold a picnic to honor all US veterans living in Leisure World on Saturday, July 4, at 11:30 a.m., in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area to show their unfaltering gratitude for their great sacrifices for our freedom which we are enjoying today.
This event was started by a few Filipino residents in Leisure World about ten years ago to let the veterans know they are not forgotten. The first picnic was attended by a few veterans. Last year, the attendance was over 150 including their guests.
All veterans and widows of veterans living in Leisure World are invited to join this event. Call to register is a must, those interested should include their name, branch of service, phone number and number of guests. First 75 callers will receive a token gift. For further information call Ren Villanueva at (323) 854-6209 or (562) 493-1406; Ric Dizon at (714) 225-3597; Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223 or Eileen Merritt at (562) 486-1252.

mini farm
Growing vegtables gives mini farmer a deep respect for food

Anna Derby
LW Contrtibutor

Growing my own vegetables wasn’t my favorite thing to do until I was granted a small plot at the Mini Farm site about three years ago. I went from not knowing what to do and not having any farming experience to calling myself a farmer and growing my own vegetables and produce.
Organic vegetables are essential for a balanced diet. I’ve realized that there is so much joy and satisfaction to be found in working in the dirt to get those essential nutrients on your plate.
Normally during the spring we get a lot of sun to help our vegetables grow for the spring harvest. But it has been an unusually wet and chilly spring this year, which slows growth down a bit.
One of the biggest challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic has been going to the store to get some groceries. I go to the Mini Farm every other day to check on my vegetables to see how much they have grown. I planted pieces of garlic so that I can harvest them instead of buying them at the store. They came out nicely and it gave me satisfaction to know what dirt can do for me. If you put in the time and attention to take care of your plot, you will be rewarded with a nice harvest.
I can’t wait to see the crops of carrots, spinach, lettuce, green onion and broccoli that I planted in February, but it will probably be another month or more until they are ready. The Korean zucchini, wild sesame seed plant, leaf mustard and leaf radish will be ready before summer.
Farming has been a wonderful and soothing experience for me and has been a nice distraction from the stress we’re going through. There have been many times that I go to the Mini Farm just to get fresh air, nice sun, and watch lovely vegetables to forget about these terrible numbers we hear from daily news.
I’ve also noticed that the Mini Farm looks neat and clean compared to what it used to look like due to GRF Mini Farm Subcommittee’s hard work to get everything arranged in order to get those who would like to take care of these precious land they have for shareholders.
I hope to continue this immensely enjoyable hobby for a long time.

Sunshine club
May meetings canceled, speakers rescheduled to later in the year
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) issue, the Sunshine Club canceled all scheduled meetings for the entire month of May. The club believes in following local, city and government instructions to practice social distancing in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
The four speakers scheduled for May will be moved to December and January, which is the earliest time slots the speaking schedule allows. The Sunshine Club hopes to return to its Friday meetings back soon and will announce the meeting schedule through LW Weekly.
The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people get along in the community and to get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use the available information.
The club invites many of the LW community leaders and club representatives to introduce their organizations. A wide variety of specialists from “outside the wall” also are invited to share their experiences and ideas with club members.
The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced through LW Weekly with details of the meeting topic.
For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Paws claws and beaks
How to keep your bird healthy
It’s easy for bird owners to fail to notice early clues of illness because their pets are skilled at hiding these signs. It’s important to know what’s normal for your bird so that you can spot any changes that allude to illness so that you can call your veterinarian immediately.
A healthy bird:
Perches without problems, moves with coordination and uses its full body without favoring one side or the other with all four toes present on each foot and in proper position
Is alert and responsive.
Breathes easily, with no sign of laboring or tail-bobbing.
Has eyes, ears, and nostrils that are free of debris.
Feathers have normal color and structure, with no signs of improper development or excessive wear. No evidence of damage from feather-picking, improper housing, or other trauma.
Has well-muscled body of appropriate weight, not obese. Skin is smooth and translucent without excessive amounts of fat showing underneath or excessive flakiness or crustiness.
Routine Care to Ensure a Bird’s Good Health
Putting yourself on a schedule is a great way to make sure your bird’s basic needs are covered. While your avian veterinarian may have specific recommendations for your bird, here’s a general outline of a good routine:
Daily (or even more frequently): Clean food and water dishes and refill them; change cage papers. Most importantly, provide attention and interaction and keep an eye out for changes in behavior, routine, or appearance.
Weekly: Scrub cage where feces have accumulated. Rotate toys for variety, if your bird is comfortable with changes.
Monthly: Blunt toenails; check wings for new feathers that need to be trimmed. Check toys; replace any worn ones. Get a feel for body mass — has your bird gained or lost weight or muscle tone? Scrub and disinfect the entire cage.
Annually: Schedule a “well-bird” exam by an avian veterinarian, possibly including some baseline laboratory tests.

OBITUARIES
In Memoriam
Jo Koenig 88
Darlene Kean 81
Njoku Iwuoma 81
Concepcion Duran 90
Abigal Smith 84
Jeffrey Werton 55
David Sanchez 60
Ada Protti 95
Bonifacio Ochoa-Navarro 82
Juanita Diaz 95
Jose Martinez Jr. 51
Beatrice Burdine 92
John Garcia 87
Joshua Barendrecht 35
Barbara Huber 85
Ronald Shapiro 77
Anne Barnard 93
Timothy Paul 57
Families assisted by
McKenzie Mortuary,
961-9301
—paid obituary
Community strong
Thank you mask-makers
Dianna Harrison wanted to send a big “thank you” to all of the fabric and elastic cutters, sewers and delivery people on her team of mask makers.
The group has 100 masks ready to give out and will continue until there is no longer a reason to wear masks.
Donations are needed in order to continue the groups needs are sewers, fabric cutters, 100 percent cotton fabric, elastic, thread, and monetary donations to purchase essentials.
Non-sewers can cut fabric and or put together face mask kits.
A couple of machines are available; inquire if needed.
Contact Diana Harrison at (714) 497-6642 for more information

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Faith Christian Assembly
Pastor Gywn Vaughn
Faith Christian Assembly

It is our prayer that we will be able to meet together at Faith Christian Assembly on May 3 for our 10:30 a.m. service. However, we will be adhering to governmental guidelines, so please call Faith Christian Assembly’s office for the most updated information at (562) 598-9010. Due to the demand for social distancing, we are creating a reservation list of those who want to attend the service, so call the office to add your name if you are planning to attend.
We partake in the holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month at our 10:30 a.m. service. In the words of Jesus, we are commanded in 1 Corinthians 11:25, “As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.” You don’t have to be a member to join with us, as long as you have accepted Christ as your Savior.
If you are ill, or uncomfortable getting out as yet, we invite you to participate in our all-church conference call on Sunday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. Dial (425) 436-6371, access code: 576671#.
Please be advised, out of an abundance of precaution, for all who attend in person, we will be taking your temperature at the door, and you will be asked to wear a mask, and sit socially distant from others.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit our website at www.FCAchurch.net.

St. Theodore’s
Rev. Lisa Rotchford
St. Theodore’s Episcopal

The month of May in England is a time of many outdoor festivals as people emerge from rain-soaked winters to celebrate the green fields and flowering spring! Let us join everyone throughout the world who seek comfort from God’s beauty in brightly colored potted gardens, bird feeders and green spaces, especially taking time to notice the beauty in Leisure World.
“All Things Bright and Beautiful” is a traditional English hymn written by Cecil Frances Alexander that celebrates God’s beautiful creation at all times, but especially in the hope-filled month of May.
“All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their little wings.
The purple headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day.”
Let us pray For Joy in God’s Creation O heavenly Father, who has filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold thy gracious hand in all thy works;that, rejoicing in thy whole creation, we may learn to serve thee with gladness; for the sake of him through who things were made, thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

GENERAL
JAFRA COSMETICS
by Helen
LW Resident 562-421-5811
www.jafra.com/hwells
Business License #WEL0015
Soaps, lotions, scrubs,
delivered directly. 4/23
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AVON

Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 06/17/20
GARDENING
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
HANDYMAN SERVICES

Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757.
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562-596-0559
LW DECOR INC.
Remodeling/Renovations
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. 07/02
LW DECOR INC.
562-596-0559
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JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764.05/07
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MP CONSTRUCTION
General Contractor
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
562-746-5400.
License #954725. 04/22/21
BATHROOM REMODELING

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
License #699080. 04/30

PAINTING
Bel-Rich Painting – Free
estimates, Apartments, room by room, small jobs, colored walls. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 06/04
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Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 05/14
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562-596-0559
LW DECOR INC.
Only premium paints,
Ceilings made smooth.
New handles-hindges
Cown moulding installed.
License #723262.
LW DECOR INC
40 years in LW.
562-596-0559. 07/02
FLOOR COVERINGS
310-261-0571
Interior Flooring Solutions
Hardwood floors, carpet,
laminate, vinyl planks.
25 years experience.
Contractor License 1043763. 12/24
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562-596-0559
LW Decor Inc.
Laminate, Vinyl, Plank, Patio tile and Patio carpet.
License #723262.
40 years in Leisure World.
562-596-0559. 07/02
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning
We just cleaned your neighbor’s house in Leisure World…
Would you like yours cleaned too?
Call Tito 562 658 9841. 05/07
Since 1988.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.
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SKYLIGHT SERVICES
SKYLIGHTS
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 07/02
WINDOW COVERINGS
LW DECOR INC.
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262.
LW DECOR INC.
562-596-0559. 07/02
Leisure World
Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-9906.
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“ROLLIN THUNDER”
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
562-431-6859.
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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.
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Just Like Your Daughter
Personal Assistant/
Girl Friday
Available for:
errands, scheduling and
transportation for medical
appointments,
patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization,
paperwork, bill pay
All with compassion
and care.
Just Like Your Daughter
Call Janice, 714-313-4450
SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded 05/28
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Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part time, full time, live-in (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 10/15
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EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 06/11
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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
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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
BEAUTY SERVICES

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
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In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 06/11
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Get the beautiful hair without leaving your home. Call hair designer Gabriel 562-708-3170 to have a happy hair day. 20 years styling hair. $40 for blow out and cut.
License # B50551. 04/30

HOUSE CLEANING

GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
General housecleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
(562) 307-3861.
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 06/25
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Patricia House Cleaning, weekly
or monthly. Excellent referrals in
Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal
Beach License LUC0001.04/23
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General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Gloria 949-371-7425 05/07
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Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly. Deep cleaning.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 07/16
COMPUTERS

FRUSTRATED
(562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 05/28
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John’s Computer Services
562-733-9193
Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 06/25
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
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Golf Cart, Sales, parts and services. 714-292-9124. 05/14
TRANSPORTATION

Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 04/30
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Rides by Russ,
With the personal touch.
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. 05/21
Autos/Boats/RV’s
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 05/14
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
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 07/02
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A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/25
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

Set of Dean Martin variety shows. Make offer. (562) 493-6178. 04/23