LWW TRans/Vie Ed. 11-19-20

Nov 19 2020 

SB Transportation Service Change

In response to the public’s request for extended operating hours, the City of Seal Beach Senior Transportation Services operating hours were extended starting Nov. 16.

The new hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., instead of closing at 2:30 p.m.

All other Senior Transportation Services program guidelines remain the same.

For more information on the Senior Transportation Services, visit the City’s website at https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/Public-Works/Traffic-Transportation.

For more information about the City’s Senior Transportation Services program, contact Iris Lee, (562) 431-2527, ext. 1322, or ilee@sealbeachca.gov.

SBLW Recognized

The Los Angeles Times named Leisure World Seal Beach as “Best Senior Leisure” community in its Best of Times OC 2020 Senior Living special section Nov. 15. This is the third year that LW has received the recognition.

The article, which ran with a photo of Leisure World’s entrance, stated: “Leisure World Seal Beach is a gated community of more than 8,000 active members with a small-town feel. Spread over 542 park-like acres, LWSB offers co-ops and condos for those 55 and over. The community has a 9-hole golf course, swimming and spa facilities, fitness rooms, free bus service and 24-hour security. With many community activities to keep people socially, mentally and physically active, Leisure World is an oasis for active seniors.”  

Register Now for Fitness Center membership

The completely overhauled Fitness Center in Clubhouse 6 will be open to residents as soon as safely possible. It has a faster sign-in process, all-new fitness equipment, a “smart” group exercise room and more.

Everyone will need to register under the new, card-swipe system to use the  facility. To expedite this process, GRF members can go to the Recreation Department to pick up a release form or print one at home. 

The office is open between  8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. People can pick up forms in Building 5 or digital forms can be found at www.lwsb.com/reserve. To obtain the “Release of Future Claims Hazardous Activity” form, click the link under the exercising man icon.

To book an appointment to complete the registration, click on exercising man and a calendar will pop up. Select a day and time; appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Members should bring GRF ID cards and completed forms to appointments, which will be held on the first floor of Clubhouse 6.

Photos will be taken and a barcode will be added to ID cards.

Once registration is complete, members will be ready to work out when the center opens. Watch the LW Weekly and LW Live for updates on the opening date and how to reserve workout times.

New Features:

• The free weights section has been doubled. 

• Two attendants trained in the proper use of all equipment will staff the center.

• An enhanced group exercise studio has a separate sound system and screens. 

• A yoga/stretching area and circuit training area allows users to work out every major muscle group through strength training, cardio and stretching.   

 • The new exercise bikes and ellipticals have USB outlets letting exercisers listen to their own music or audiobooks while they work out.

During a recent tour for Mutual leadership, Recreation Manager Thomas Fileto demonstrated the elliptical machine and explained the special features of the new equipment.

GRF Financial Report

The GRF 2021 Budget Report and Policy Statement are inserted in this week’s edition of the LW Weekly.  

Gather Safely to Reduce Risk of Spreading COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families and communities healthy and safe.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic is worsening, and small household gatherings are an important contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases. The CDC offers the following considerations to slow the spread of COVID-19 during small gatherings. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial or tribal health and safety laws, rules and regulations with which all gatherings must comply.

Considerations for Small Gatherings of Family and Friends

Celebrating virtually or with members of your own household (who are consistently taking measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19) poses the lowest risk for spread. Your household is anyone who currently lives and shares common spaces in your housing unit (such as your house or apartment). This can include family members, as well as roommates or people who are unrelated to you. People who do not currently live in your housing unit, such as college students who are returning home from school for the holidays, should be considered part of different households. In-person gatherings that bring together family members or friends from different households, including college students returning home, pose varying levels of risk.

Organizers and attendees of larger events should consider the risk of virus spread based on event size (number of attendees and other factors) and take steps to reduce the possibility of infection, as outlined in the Considerations for Events and Gatherings.

There are several factors that contribute to the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19 at small in-person gatherings. In combination, these factors will create various amounts of risk:

Community levels of COVID-19 – High or increasing levels of COVID-19 cases in the gathering location, as well as in the areas where attendees are coming from, increase the risk of infection and spread among attendees. Family and friends should consider the number of COVID-19 cases in their community and in the community where they plan to celebrate when deciding whether to host or attend a gathering. Information on the number of cases in an area can often be found on the local health department website.

Exposure during travel – Airports, bus stations, train stations, public transport, gas stations, and rest stops are all places travelers can be exposed to the virus in the air and on surfaces.

Location of the gathering – Indoor gatherings, especially those with poor ventilation (for example, small enclosed spaces with no outside air), pose more risk than outdoor gatherings.

Duration of the gathering – Gatherings that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings. Being within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more greatly increases the risk of becoming sick and requires a 14-day quarantine.

Number and crowding of people at the gathering – Gatherings with more people pose more risk than gatherings with fewer people. CDC does not have a limit or recommend a specific number of attendees for gatherings. The size of a holiday gathering should be determined based on the ability of attendees from different households to stay 6 feet (2 arm lengths) apart, wear masks, wash hands, and follow state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations.

Behaviors of attendees prior to the gathering – Individuals who did not consistently adhere to social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart), mask wearing, handwashing, and other prevention behaviors pose more risk than those who consistently practiced these safety measures.

Behaviors of attendees during the gathering – Gatherings with more safety measures in place, such as mask wearing, social distancing, and handwashing, pose less risk than gatherings where fewer or no preventive measures are being implemented. Use of alcohol or drugs may alter judgment and make it more difficult to practice COVID-19 safety measures.

The following people should not attend in-person holiday gatherings

People with or exposed to COVID-19

Do not host or participate in any in-person gatherings if you or anyone in your household

Has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not met the criteria for when it is safe to be around others

Has symptoms of COVID-19

Is waiting for COVID-19 viral test results

May have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days

Is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19

Do not host or attend gatherings with anyone who has COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

People at increased risk for severe illness

If you are an older adult or person with certain medical conditions who is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, or live or work with someone at increased risk of severe illness, you should avoid in-person gatherings with people who do not live in your household.

Considerations for Hosting or Attending a Gathering

If you will be hosting a gathering during the holiday season that brings people who live in different households together, follow CDC tips for hosting gatherings. If you will be attending a gathering that someone else is hosting, follow CDC Considerations for Events and Gatherings. Below are some general considerations for hosting a gathering that brings together people from different households. Guests should be aware of these considerations and ask their host what mitigation measures will be in place during the gathering. Hosts should consider the following:

Check the COVID-19 infection rates in areas where attendees live on state, local, territorial, or tribal health department websites. Based on the current status of the pandemic, consider if it is safe to hold or attend the gathering on the proposed date.

Limit the number of attendees as much as possible to allow people from different households to remain at least 6 feet apart at all times. Guests should avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs, with others not from their household.

Host outdoor rather than indoor gatherings as much as possible. Even outdoors, require guests to wear masks when not eating or drinking.

Avoid holding gatherings in crowded, poorly ventilated spaces with persons who are not in your household.

Increase ventilation by opening windows and doors to the extent that is safe and feasible based on the weather, or by placing central air and heating on continuous circulation.

For additional information on increasing ventilation, visit CDC’s information on Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home.

Winter weather can be cold, wet, and unpredictable. Inclement weather makes it difficult to increase ventilation by opening windows or to hold an event outdoors.

If setting up outdoor seating under a pop-up open air tent, ensure guests are still seated with physical distancing in mind. Enclosed 4-wall tents will have less air circulation than open air tents. If outdoor temperature or weather forces you to put up the tent sidewalls, consider leaving one or more sides open or rolling up the bottom 12” of each sidewall to enhance ventilation while still providing a wind break.

Require guests to wear masks. At gatherings that include persons of different households, everyone should always wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose, except when eating or drinking. It is also important to stay at least 6 feet away from people who are not in your household at all times.

Encourage guests to avoid singing or shouting, especially indoors. Keep music levels down so people don’t have to shout or speak loudly to be heard.

Encourage attendees to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Provide guests information about any COVID-19 safety guidelines and steps that will be in place at the gathering to prevent the spread of the virus.

Provide and/or encourage attendees to bring supplies to help everyone to stay healthy. These include extra masks (do not share or swap with others), hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and tissues. Stock bathrooms with enough hand soap and single use towels.

Limit contact with commonly touched surfaces or shared items such as serving utensils.

Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible. Use EPA-approved disinfectantsexternal icon.

Use touchless garbage cans if available. Use gloves when removing garbage bags or handling and disposing of trash. Wash hands after removing gloves.

Plan ahead and ask guests to avoid contact with people outside of their households for 14 days before the gathering.

Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people outside the household.

The more of these prevention measures that you put in place, the safer your gathering will be. No one measure is enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Food and drinks at small holiday gatherings

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that handling food or eating is associated with directly spreading COVID-19. It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, including food, food packaging, or utensils that have the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way that the virus is spread. Remember, it is always important to follow food safety practices to reduce the risk of illness from common foodborne germs.

Encourage guests to bring food and drinks for themselves and for members of their own household only; avoid potluck-style gatherings.

Wear a mask while preparing food for or serving food to others who don’t live in your household.

All attendees should have a plan for where to store their mask while eating and drinking. Keep it in a dry, breathable bag (like a paper or mesh fabric bag) to keep it clean between uses.

Limit people going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled, such as in the kitchen or around the grill, if possible.

Have one person who is wearing a mask serve all the food so that multiple people are not handling the serving utensils.

Use single-use options or identify one person to serve sharable items, like salad dressings, food containers, plates and utensils, and condiments.

Make sure everyone washes their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before and after preparing, serving, and eating food and after taking trash out. Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Designate a space for guests to wash hands after handling or eating food.

Limit crowding in areas where food is served by having one person dispense food individually to plates, always keeping a minimum of a 6-foot distance from the person whom they are serving. Avoid crowded buffet and drink stations. Change and launder linen items (e.g., seating covers, tablecloths, linen napkins) immediately following the event.

Offer no-touch trash cans for guests to easily throw away food items.

Wash dishes in the dishwasher or with hot soapy water immediately following the gathering.

COVID-19 Alert

Orange County Moves to Most Restrictive Tier

Orange  County has moved back to the most restrictive purple tier, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Nov. 16. Newsom said the state is hitting an “emergency brake” on economic activity in light of what he calls an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases statewide.

• Orange County Moves to Most Restrictive Tier

Orange  County has moved back to the most restrictive purple tier, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Nov. 16. Newsom said the state is hitting an “emergency brake” on economic activity in light of what he calls an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 cases statewide. (See page 4 for more information.)

As of Monday, Orange County was one of 28 counties being moved back to the most restrictive tier of California’s matrix governing business operations.Out of the state’s 58 counties, 41 are now in the restrictive purple tier, which limits capacity at retail establishments, closes fitness centers and mandates outdoor-only service at restaurants.

Orange County had been in the slightly less-restrictive “red” tier of the four-level matrix, but  rising daily COVID-19 case numbers changed that.

County officials reported 380 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths Monday, bringing totals to 65,605 cases with 1,526 fatalities. Seal Beach has 333 cases as of Monday, according to the Orange County Health Care Agency.

Gov. Gavin Newsom also announced changes in the way counties will be classified in the matrix. Counties that have spiking virus metrics can now move backward in the state’s four-tier reopening matrix after one week, not the previous two-week requirement.

Counties can also now move back multiple tiers if needed, and counties that move backward must require industry restrictions immediately, not in three days.

Newsom said daily COVID-19 case rates have doubled over the past 10 days, the highest increase the state has seen since June. The state has 11 “surge facilities” that can be activated to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed in particularly hard-hit areas, the governor said.

California has taken additional steps to prepare the state for an increase in COVID-19 cases. The state has developed more testing capacity to allow cases to be quickly identified, recently opening a new laboratory in Valencia that is already processing thousands of tests a day. The state is averaging 164,345 tests over the last seven days.

The state has been working in partnership with hospitals, clinics and physicians on the COVID-19 response. To support California’s health care-delivery system, the state has an additional 1,872 beds available at care sites outside of the system that can be made available quickly if needed.  

For more information, visit covid19.ca.gov. 

Stacks Coming Down at Power Plant

Unit 6 at the Haynes Power Plant adjacent to Leisure World has been dismantled, leaving only its stack, which will  be cut into pieces moving from top to bottom, starting in January. 

Each piece of the stack will be lifted by a crane and carefully lowered to the ground for removal. The Unit 5 metal framing will also be dismantled and removed in the same manner, in preparation for its stack to be removed in early January. 

This work will involve the use of torches, excavators and a crane. Workers may be visible on the Unit 6 stack and on the Unit 5 metal frame structure during the dismantling activities. 

In December, another project milestone will be achieved with the completion of the new temporary maintenance building at the northern end of the plant. 

The abatement and removal of hazardous materials from Units 3 and 4 will be completed this month in preparation for their dismantling in the first half of 2021.

Monitoring instruments will measure dust, noise and vibration levels during all work to maintain levels below the required limits. Only a few trucks will enter and leave the plant during daytime hours. No traffic impacts are expected. 

The LADWP and its contractors continue to use strict safety precautions to protect workers and the community, including compliance with CDC guidelines for COVID-19. 

LADWP will continue to provide periodic updates on the dismantling work to Leisure World residents. 

For more information,  call the Project Information Line at (800) 531-6638. 

—Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Food drive benefits vets

The GRF Recreation Department is coordinating a month-long food drive in November to benefit the Paralyzed Veterans of America, California Chapter, based in Long Beach.

The group’s mission is to make lives better for paralyzed veterans and their families across Southern California. It has a long and historic legacy dating back to World War II.  Its work includes spinal cord research, advocacy, and sports and recreation for local heroes.

Residents are asked to bring canned goods and other nonperishable food items to the Recreation Department in Building 5, the LW Library, Security Main Gate or the St. Andrews Gate. Community donations will help make a difficult year and holiday season brighter for these wounded warriors and their families.

GRF Construction Updates

GRF projects are underway around the community despite slowdowns attributed to the COVID-19 repercussions. This column will update residents on the progress of various construction projects. The information is provided by GRF Facilities Director Mark Weaver and Physical Property Manager David Rudge.

LW POOL

GRF Facilities Director Mark Weaver expects plans from the pool architect this week. Once they arrive, the GRF will submit them to the City of Seal Beach and Orange County Health Care Agency for approvals. When the agencies having jurisdiction approve the plans and issue permits, construction will begin. The date for the pool to be open is April 5, 2021.

Weaver and Physical Property Manager David Rudge met with a SoCalGas representative Nov. 5 to locate the new meter at the pool. 

The work will be contracted by the gas company to begin within the next couple of weeks, depending on the weather.

The new meter will be upgraded from 1.5M BTU to 3.0M BTU to accommodate the 2.3M BTUs in the plan.

The pool area was marked by Underground Service Alert (USA) for excavation Nov. 6.

The COVID-19 crisis has heavily impacted response times by major utilities. 

The good news is that the electrical contractor has worked through the process, and a permit from GRF was issued. 

The contractor has submitted plans to the City of Seal Beach for the Mini Farm and the relocation of the golf course pump located in the pool equipment room as well. 

The City of Seal Beach sends the plans to a third party for review, then sends them back to the city.

LEARNING CENTER KITCHEN

Work at the Learning Center Kitchen is currently at 95-percent complete.

The project currently has all fixtures, tiles and foundation work. 

The last appliance needed to be installed is the induction cooktop, due any time now. 

This project is set to be completed by the end of November. The Learning Center Kitchen is designed to host cooking classes and provide a dining space. 

Holiday Notice

In observance of Thanksgiving,  all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26. 

The Leisure World Maintenance Dept. will be on call for emergencies only and may be reached at 594-4754. 

The Minibus schedule will be the same as the current weekend schedule.

 The Access Wheelchair bus will be available by appointment only from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Appointments for Thanksgiving Day Access bus service can be made beginning Monday, Nov. 23. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. This service is only available for passengers who have mobility challenges.

The regular Minibus service will be available from 8 a.m.- 6:15 p.m.  but will be operating only as an “on call” service on Thanksgiving Day. This is not a reservation service. 

Passengers who need a ride must call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will be dispatched to the specific location.

Food distribution is today

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 is today, Nov. 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 or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. People who need help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.

Thanksgiving Dinners Available in LW

Leisure World’s usual Grab ‘n’ Go option will not be available on Thanksgiving Day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with a traditional holiday dinner with all of the trimmings and none of the work.

Berg Catering

Berg Catering,  a popular Grab ‘n’ Go caterer, is offering an extensive holiday menu that you can have delivered with a minimum of four days’ notice through Dec. 30. It can even provide a service staff for those who really want to do nothing but enjoy the festive occasion. Berg has a flyer with its extensive menu upon request at the weekly Grab ‘n’ Go or email kathyt@lwsb.com. Look for Berg’s ad in LW Weekly and ask about a 15 percent discount for Leisure World residents.

Global Market Kitchen

Global Market Kitchen delivers groceries in Leisure World. It is offering fully cooked turkey dinners, $17.95, for pick up at Clubhouse 4 at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and 25. The menu features turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish and rustic bread. Orders must be received by Monday midnight at the website, www.globalmarketkitchen.com, or by calling (562) 661-9776.

Katella Deli

Katella Deli has a Thanksgiving special for $19.99 available at its regular Grab ‘n’ Go on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving at Clubhouse 6. The Deluxe Thanksgiving Special includes 8 ounces of roasted turkey, house-made safe dressing, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, vegetables, candied yams, cranberry relish, dinner roll and a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

Naples Rib Company

Naples Rib Company will have boxed meals for larger groups, both traditional turkey dinners and its famous barbeque and/or sandwich boxes, if turkey is not a favorite. Advance notice is required.  Check out Naples’ special holiday menus at https://www.ribcompany.com/boxed-meals. Other special options might be in the works for LWSB, so don’t hesitate to ask by calling (562) 439-7427.

-—Kathy Thayer, assistant recreation manager  

Chamber of Commerce to give away holiday dinners

The Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, partnering with the Seal Beach Lions, Boeing and Pavilions, will deliver Thanksgiving dinners for families in need on Monday, Nov. 23, between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. The meals are for residents of  limited means. Meals include fully cooked, frozen dinners for four or more to thaw and reheat. There will be a 10- to 12-pound turkey, with sides and condiments and a pumpkin pie. The first 150 GRF members to call will have dinners reserved. To reserve a dinner, call (562) 799-0179, specify Leisure World, and provide your name and phone number. For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

How to tell the difference between flu and COVID-19

Influenza (the flu) and COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus discovered in 2019, are both contagious respiratory illnesses, meaning they affect people’s lungs and breathing, and can be spread to others. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses.

Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins, explains how the flu and COVID-19 are similar and how they are different.

Similarities: COVID-19 and the Flu

• Symptoms:

Both illnesses can cause fever, cough, body aches, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea (especially in children). 

Both can result in pneumonia, and both can be mild or severe, or even fatal in rare cases.

How It Spreads

Both the flu and COVID-19 spread in similar ways. Droplets or smaller virus particles from a sick person can transmit the virus to other people nearby. The smallest particles may linger in the air, and another person can inhale them and become infected.

Or, people can touch a surface with viruses on it, and then transfer the germs to themselves by touching their face. 

People infected with the coronavirus or the flu may not realize they are sick for several days, and during that time, they can unknowingly spread the disease to others before they even feel sick.

Treatment

Neither the flu nor COVID-19 is treatable with antibiotics, which only work on bacterial infections.

Both are treated by addressing symptoms, such as reducing fever. 

Severe cases may require hospitalization, and very ill patients may need a ventilator, a machine that helps them breathe.

Antiviral medications may shorten the duration of both illnesses.

Prevention

Both can be prevented by wearing a mask, frequent and thorough hand washing, coughing into the crook of your elbow, staying home when sick, and limiting contact with people who are infected. 

Physical distancing limits the spread of COVID-19 in communities.

405 Freeway Update

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:

Nightly Consecutive Ramp Closures Scheduled for Six Months 

Crews are scheduled to close the following ramps each night for six months to support bridge construction activities at Magnolia Street and Brookhurst Street: 

• Southbound I-405 loop on-ramp from Magnolia Street

 »Detour: southbound Magnolia to eastbound Talbert Avenue to southbound I-405 on-ramp

• Southbound I-405 on-ramp from Warner Avenue

»Detour: eastbound Warner to southbound Brookhurst Street to eastbound Talbert Avenue to southbound I-405 on-ramp

• Southbound I-405 loop on-ramp from Brookhurst Street 

»Detour: southbound Brookhurst Street to eastbound Talbert Avenue to southbound I-405 on-ramp

 The nightly closures were scheduled to begin this week, and continue for approximately six months. Closure hours are 10 p.m.-5 a.m., weeknights, and 10 p.m.-7 a.m., weekends.

 The duration of this work may change depending on site conditions. Please be advised that this work may be loud. Dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather. 

 Southbound I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to Beach Boulevard is PERMANENTLY CLOSED 

The southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to northbound Beach Boulevard is permanently closed. Motorists will use the Beach Boulevard/Center Avenue off-ramp from now on to access north- and southbound Beach Boulevard.

The loop off-ramp was eliminated to accommodate the widening of Beach and of the freeway. The Beach/Center off-ramp and Center are being reconstructed to accommodate the change in traffic volume.

Orange County Sanitation District

Crews are replacing sewer lines on Westminster Boulevard between Seal Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Chica Road. Expect some traffic delays.

The 405 Community Outreach Team is Still Working

Email 405project@octa.net or call (888) 400-8994 for more information. The I-405 Improvement Project mobile app provides quick access to current traffic conditions, closures and detours, along with project updates and links to contact the project team. It’s available for download on the Apple Store or Google Play. 

HICAP Help with Medicare

The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers free, unbiased Medicare counseling. Medicare is often complex and confusing. HICAP offers one-on-one counseling to help Medicare beneficiaries and their families, friends and caregivers, understand their Medicare benefits and best healthcare options.

HICAP is part of the national network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) and is the most dependable source of unbiased and accurate Medicare- related information.  The Council on Aging’s HICAP counselors are trained, state-registered staff and volunteers. For more information, call (800) 434-0222 or  (714) 560-0424 and ask for HICAP.

CTAP offers free cellphone training

People who are having difficulty hearing or seeing on their smart phones are invited to attend a free workshop sponsored by the California Telephone Access Program on how to make them work better. Training covers volume control, sending text messages, connecting Bluetooth devices, using basic functions and more. 

This is a two-part online training. A computer is needed to participate. To schedule smart phone training, call (866) 271-1540 or email smartphonetraining@ddtp.org.

Perspectives

Letters to Editor

Editor: 

On Nov. 8 at 4 p.m., we found dog waste 3 feet from our front patio. Based on the size, it appears to be from a large dog. To the owner of this dog, please know that our GRF rules say, “While traversing the common area of the GRF Trust property, the pet owner must have in evidence and in plain view, at all times, a plastic bag and/or a poop scoop device for the purpose of immediately removing any material that may be purged from the animal while walking.” Failure to follow this rule, and “the owner will be asked to remove the pet from Trust property immediately.”

Here are a few more reasons why you must pick up after your pet:

• Dog feces can take up to a year to break down. Anyone, including the mail carrier, gardener or maintenance crew, could step on it and spread the contamination around. The bacteria and parasites will end up in the ocean. 

• Picking up after your dog is not only common courtesy, but also your duty as a pet owner. 

We live in a community. Next time you walk your dog, please do the right thing.

Siriporn Higgins

Mutual 8

Editor:

The Nov.  5 edition had a letter from Craig Shanewise asking about installing solar panels to charge his electric car. 

I have a Chevy Volt and can’t charge it. I am certain there are more electric or hybrid cars that would use on-site charging stations in Leisure World, Seal Beach. 

I propose electric car owners who are interested in on-site charging stations petition the GRF to install them. For more information, contact me at pwj32872@gmail.com.

Paul Polinski

Mutual 10

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Communications and Technical Director. 

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail or hand-delivered. 

Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. 

The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument, opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. 

Priority goes to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome.

Pandemic Humor

by Jim Greer

LW contributor

It doesn’t look like this pandemic is ending any time soon. So, to keep our sanity, we’ll have to find humor in this relentless reality show. 

When asked about his take on the pandemic, Jerry Seinfeld said, “It’s like the whole planet getting detention. When you get out of detention, you’re really going to see things a little differently.”

Just think, someday, the term “2020” will be code for everything that’s out of control. You’ll walk in the door, and your spouse will ask, “How was your day?” And you’ll reply, “A total 2020.” Your spouse will understandably respond, “Say no more.”

Even going shopping, we need to keep a sense of humor.  It used to be that when we left the house, we just grabbed our wallet and the car keys. Now we take our wallet, car keys, face mask, hand sanitizer, gloves and a 6-foot cattle prod. 

The other day, when I finished my shopping, I noticed a big X on the floor by the register for me to stand on. I’ve seen too many Road Runner cartoons to fall for that one. 

This Thanksgiving, many of us may experience an entirely new format due to COVID-19. Just remember: There’s always something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. 

Even if it’s just not being a turkey. On the other hand, many of us may not mind that the family can’t get together.

Andy Borowitz suggests, “For those of you who cannot be with family this Thanksgiving, please resist the urge to brag.” 

Whether or not the family can get together, let’s not forget we have a lot to look forward to. 

I noticed early this month on Facebook, my nephew posted a picture of the Christmas tree he had already put up in his living room. He just couldn’t wait for the good feelings of the holidays. Of course, if you’re a Hallmark Channel addict, you’ve been watching Christmas movies since the pandemic started.

I look forward each holiday season to reading or watching the classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. The story of a bitter man’s transformation into a caring benefactor to the Cratchit family always lifts my spirits. 

You may not realize that Dickens’ book is responsible for introducing the greeting “Merry Christmas” to the English-speaking world. 

Dickens himself presented Christmas Eve readings of the tale in New England in 1867. Upon hearing the story, one Bostonian businessman, Mr. Fairbanks, was so touched that he closed his own factory on Christmas Day and gave every employee a turkey. 

The allegory of Ebenezer Scrooge changed New England’s observance of Christmas from a day of drunken revelry into a day of joy and charitable giving. Once introduced to America, Christmas Past, Present and Future spirits inspired good cheer resulting in Christmas Day being declared a national holiday effective June 26, 1870. Despite  current challenges, there are still celebrations to be enjoyed, and kindness and good deeds to be shared. Let’s keep our good humor as we express gratitude for our blessings. 

Government

GRF Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

Clubhouse 4

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.

Via Live Stream 

To view the live GRF Board meeting:

• Go to www.lwsb.com

• Click on the Live GRF Board meeting tab.

• The live streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting

1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2) Roll Call

3) President’s Comments

a) Announcements

4) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update 

5) Health Care Advisory Board Update

6) Shareholder/Member Comments 

a) Written, submitted prior to meeting

b)  Verbal, via live streaming

Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits, per speaker, are limited to:

• 4-minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers

• 3-minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers

• 2-minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers

7)   Consent Calendar 

a) Committee/board meetings for the month of October

i) Minutes of the Recreation Committee Board Meeting of Oct. 5

ii) Minutes of the  Finance Committee Board Meeting of Oct. 19

b) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Oct. 27 

c) October GRF Board Report, Nov. 24 

d)  Accept Financial Statements, October 2020, for audit 

e) Reserve Funds Investment Purchase 

8) Reports

a) AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee

b) Bulk Cable Services Ad Hoc Committee

c) COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

d) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

e) Website Ad Hoc Committee

9)New Business

a)    General

i)    Emergency Action—Public Safety/Purple Tier

b) 28-Day Notifications to the Membership

i) FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1412.2-1, Smoking Prohibition

ii) FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1447-1, Use of Community Facilities, Mini Farm—Rules

c) AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee

i) Adopt 40-3182-2, Member/Owner and Renter/Lessee Fines, Fees and Deposits

ii) Adopt 50-3182-1, Member/Owner and Renter/Lessee Fines, Fees and Deposits

d) Architectural Design & Review Committee

i) Approve Community Landscaping Contract

ii) Approve Golf Course Contract

e) Consent Calendar: Update GRF Committee Charters 

i) Communications/IT Committee Charter

ii) Mutual Administration Committee Charter

iii) Physical Property Committee Charter

iv) Recreation Committee Charter

f) Consent Calendar: COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee 

i) Adopt and Implement 70-1448-3R, Emergency Operational Rule—Mission Park, Phase One

ii) Adopt 70-1448-3S, Emergency Operational Rule—Golf Course, Phase Two

g) Finance Committee

i) Consent Calendar: Leases

a. Friends of the Library Club

b. Genealogy Club

c. Golden Age Foundation

d. Historical Society Club

e. Radio Club

f. Rolling Thunder Club

g. Theater Club

h. Video Producers Club

i. Mutual Eight

j. LW Trailer Club

ii) Conceptual Approval—Exclusive Use of Trust Property, Building 5

iii) Approve Master Insurance Policy

h) Physical Property Committee

i) Reserve Funding Request—RV Lot Entrance, Replacement of Pavement and Concrete 

ii) Conceptual Approval—Exclusive Use of Trust Property

i) Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

i) Capital Funding Request—Purchase of Stalker Message Board and Trailer

10) Board Member Comments

11) Next Meeting/Adjournment

Next regular meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 4.

GRF Meetings 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule. Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff, with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask are required.

Thurs., Nov. 19 AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 24 GRF Board Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 30 Special GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Wed., Dec. 2 Physical Property Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 3 COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 4 GRF Board Executive Session

virtual 1 p.m.

Carport Cleaning Schedule 2020

The remainder of the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2020 is as follows:

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.

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS FROM THE MEMBERSHIP

Nov. 24, 2020, GRF Board of Directors Meeting

Submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740,  Mrs. Deanna Bennett, Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention Deanna Bennett or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Today’s Date: ______________________

Your Name (please print): ____________________________

Mutual #_____ Apt#______

My Subject is: ______________________________________

The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits per speaker are limited to: four minutes for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes,16-25 speakers; and two minutes, more than 26 speakers. 

Mutual Meetings 

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change). 

Thurs., Nov. 19 Mutual 2

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 19 Mutual 11

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 20 Mutual 6

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 23 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9 a.m.)

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 24 Mutual 1 (rescheduled)

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 1 Mutual 16

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 1 Mutual 17

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Health & Fitness

Create new holiday favorites with Chef Pablo

By CJ Blomquist

OptumCare

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to break out the recipe books. If you’re looking for something new to add to your table this year, join Chef Pablo on Dec. 3 for a special virtual cooking class.

“Chef Pablo has been here in Leisure World a few times, and he has always been popular,” said Grecia Nunez, the senior ambassador at the Health Care Center. “His class on simple and inexpensive salads was so crowded residents were standing on the side! He has an amazing ability to make recipes fun and easy for cooks of all types.”

Because of the pandemic, the class will be held on Zoom, but that may make it better, Nunez pointed out. “This gives you a chance to follow along with all the tools at your fingertips,” she said. “And you don’t have to worry about being in a crowded classroom!”

Many LW residents won’t be traveling for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean a special occasion meal has to be boring. “This is a great time to experiment with new flavors and ideas,” Nunez said. “You can discover new holiday favorites to share with your loved ones next year. . . . Or make some special meals for your neighbors and friends. We may not be able to enjoy a feast together, but we can still share some of our favorite dishes in healthy ways.”

Sponsored by Alignment Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan, Chef Pablo’s class is scheduled for 1 p.m. is http:// www.zoom.us/join. The meeting ID is 939 5565 4103, and the passcode is monarch. It is recommended that you sign in a few minutes early. 

For more information, contact Nunez at gnunez@mhealth.com. Find more upcoming events at www.optumcare.com/landing/leisure-world-health-care-center/event-calendar.html.

Have your neighbor’s back in the pandemic 

Though Leisure World Seal Beach has remained largely COVID-free, there’s a good chance many residents know someone who was affected by the virus. Social distancing measures have prevented people from helping sick friends and family, but experts say people need to be more supportive during the pandemic.  

“If you know someone who has become ill with COVID-19, do not to judge or blame them,” said Dr. Trey Dobson, chief medical officer at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. “COVID-19 is truly something that can happen to most anyone, even those following all reasonably preventative measures.”

According to Dobson, a supportive culture encourages, motivates and inspires others to follow health recommendations, which benefits the community as a whole. “A supportive culture is one that follows the principal ‘I have your back, and you have mine,’” he explains. “Communities that can maintain a supportive culture will have low numbers of COVID-19 cases and few outbreaks while working to establish widespread vaccination.”

Showing support can also help to relieve stress. Whether or not a person has been ill, there’s often other factors that have increased stress during the pandemic, whether it’s financial, job-related or from being a caretaker for other family members. A high level of stress can lead to depression, anxiety, a lowered immune system and an increase in cognitive errors. The Minnesota Department of Health found that being supportive of others not only helps that person, but it also increases the supporter’s sense of purpose and value, improving his or her own well-being.

“There is extensive evidence that giving to someone else makes people feel good,” said Dr. David Fryburg, a physician and co-founder of Envision Kindness. “That feeling, colloquially labeled the ‘helper’s high,’ feels good because it activates reward systems in the brain. Caring about others is a potent stress reliever likely through creating positive connection.”

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a hot dinner, cold lunch, dessert and an 8 ounce carton of 1 percent milk. The cold lunch may be an entrée salad or a sandwich with a small side salad. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Nov. 19: Spaghetti marinara with meatballs, whole-grain roll, and seasoned broccoli; watermelon; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Nov. 20: Beef Stroganoff with seasoned egg noodles, zucchini medley, and seasoned cauliflower; yogurt with fruit; taco salad, with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, plus crackers. 

Monday, Nov. 23: Oven-roasted pork loin with honey mustard sauce, barley pilaf, and Brussels sprouts; vanilla pudding; tuna-salad sandwich, with spinach, tomato and pickle, plus marinated confetti salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 24: Stuffed bell pepper, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and green beans with pimentos; yogurt with berries; entrée Greek chicken salad, with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Nov. 25: Roast turkey with sage gravy, cornbread stuffing, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and peas and carrots; pumpkin pie; roast beef-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade macaroni salad.

Hot Meals Drive Through Program

The Hot Meals Drive Through program is available for residents of Orange County’s District 2, which includes Leisure World Seal Beach. Participants must be aged 60 and older, single parents or unemployed individuals or have disabilities. 

There are three sites open one day per week at which people may pick up two dinner meals.

Qualified applicants must register in advance at www.ocmeals.com. Anyone requiring assistance in completing any step of the application process should email info@ocmeals.com or call (949) 335-7702.

Los Alamitos Medical Center 

Brand-new Step Down Unit opens

Los Alamitos Medical Center (LAMC) recently opened a state-of-the-art Step Down Unit (SDU), just in time for the flu season.

The new unit is for patients who are no longer required to be in an intensive care or critical care unit but are not yet well enough to be in general care. 

Among the modern technology introduced in the SDU is the use of on-the-wall computer units, which help staff to provide a higher level of care. Instead of wheeling in computer carts, all the information a caregiver needs is in the room, with electronic health records updated in real time, and vitals such as heart rate and blood pressure can be checked and monitored in the unit or from the unit station. It’s space-saving and safer. 

The new SDU has 18 beds and single rooms to help with patient flow. 

“I’m proud to be able to add this level of service for the patients in our community,” said Kent Clayton, chief executive officer of Los Alamitos Medical Center.  “We’ve created spacious rooms with advanced technology that will allow our staff to provide great care to our patients.”

Arts & Leisure

Antaeus Theatre Company 

‘The Zip Code Plays’ showcases LA’s character

Travel throughout Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods without leaving Seal Beach, thanks to the Antaeus Theatre Company’s “The Zip Code Plays.” 

Each of the six audio plays, available at https://www.antaeus.org, was written by a member of the Antaeus Playwrights Lab in a different genre and focuses on its own ZIP code. The actors were provided with recording equipment to use at home, so they could obey social distancing restrictions while performing.   

Directed by Carolyn Ratteray, Deb Hiett’s “All Information Herein Is Classified” looks at Westwood, 90024, resident Eleanor Pender McAdams, an 80-year-old who just participated in her first street protest and is now the subject of an FBI investigation. Dawn Didawick, Bo Foxworth and Catia Ojeda perform this “official” compilation of recordings and interviews.

The ruins of an abandoned World War II Nazi compound in Pacific Palisades, 90272, are the inspiration for Alex Goldberg’s “Annexing the Palisades.” In 1939, craftsman Joseph Kurtz takes a job there that turns out to be more complicated than he expected. Ann Noble directs Nike Doukas, Harry Groener and Adrian LaTourelle.

In “Clara and Sierra and the Talking Bear,” an encounter with a comet affects a pair of statues in downtown LA, 90012, as well as a denizen of the La Brea Tar Pits.  The supernatural serio-comedy written by Angela Davis is directed by Steven Robman and stars Tony Amendola, Luis Kelly-Duarte and Abby Marks.

In “Plucker,” Mina is on trial before the Flora and Fauna Committee, defending herself against the Harvesters after eating a piece of overhanging fruit in her Santa Monica, 90403, neighborhood. Nayna Agrawal’s satire pitting the haves against the have-nots is directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx and stars Veralyn Jones, Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier and Marcelo Tubert. 

Khari Wyatt’s “Speakeasy” is set in South Central Los Angeles, 90011, circa 1956, and focuses on Leon Ivy; his wife, Bird; and Bird’s new business partner, Daddy August. Leon has big plans for his future, but so do Bird and August. Bernadette Speakes directs Bernard K. Addison, Lloyd Roberson II and Marlow Wyatt.

“Salvage” stars Gigi Bermingham and Jon Chaffin as a nearly blind former music teacher and the volunteer who has arrived at an auto junkyard in Sun Valley, 91352, to help her locate a part so she can take one last drive. As he attempts to help Martha in her quest to take one last drive, coincidence, empathy and music make for a very special afternoon. Julia Fletcher directs this play by Steve Serpas.

The Zip Code Play series is generously sponsored in part by the Michael J. Connell Foundation, which supports cultural, educational, environmental and medical endeavors throughout LA.

Technology Classes by Miryam

Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are taught on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Topics change each week. For an invitation, email Fernandez at mzzmimm@gmail.com. If you need help setting up a microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins.

NOTE: There is no class on Nov. 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec. 8: Shopping Online

Important Reminder

Apple, Microsoft, IRS, Social Security, etc., will never contact you by phone, text or email. If there’s a problem with your account, they will shut you down until you contact them.

Balance & Stability Class

A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on Zoom. Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts at around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390, right after the Queen Kong interview and is available on youtube.com.

Rosenfeld is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and an ACE Group exercise certificate. Join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the Meeting ID is 849 8252 2530. 

For more information, email arosenfeld1@verizon.net.

LW Walking Trails

Regular brisk walking can help people maintain a healthy weight; prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; strengthen bones and muscles; and improve mood, balance and coordination. The Recreation Department has a Leisure World Walking Trails brochure featuring seven measured trails throughout the community. Stop by the Downtown Café and pick one up. For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

LW Poetry

This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members.  

Happiness

Where are you?  The happiness!

Not in my heart, not in my thoughts nor in my soul

Those are like a grimy cave

If it is a tunnel

It will soon end

I ran, run and running

Yet no sight of ending

Small dot of beam shows up

My brain sees brightness

My heart jumps with hope

I feel air gushing around

Fruitless trees dancing, shinny green leaves

Promising pear soon 

That soon to come sweetness salivating my heart with happiness

I ask, why are you so easily slipping out of me?

I won’t let you go anymore

I’ll tie you up with my delicate thread of emotion.

You’ll be a prisoner of my being

Forever.

 —Chung Hur, Mutual 17

Men’s Golf Leagues Results

It was not a dark and stormy night when the Men’s Monday Golf League tournament played on Nov. 9 the at the Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana, a par-70, 5,800-yard, 18-hole course. With daylight saving time over, it was actually sunny, but the temperatures were in the upper 40s at the 7 a.m. tee time for the seven men. Good scores were expected.

All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0-20, and B flight higher than 20.

A Flight Winners: First place: Fujio Norihiro, 3 under 67; second: Dave LaCascia, 2 under 68, plus two birdies and fewest putts; third: Sam Choi, 1 under 69, plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole; fourth: Bill McKusky, plus a birdie.

B Flight Winners: First place: Bob Munn, 3 under 67, plus closest the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 second hole; second: Bill Zurn, even par 70, plus fewest putts.

The Men’s Friday Golf League played at David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley on Friday the 13th. No black cats were seen, nor were there any unforeseen incidents. Nine men and one woman teed off into a beautiful but cool morning on the scenic, water-hazard-dominated, nearly 4,000-yard Executive Golf course. The sun was out early, and conditions were excellent. With all tees well forward, the course was primed for low scores, and the players delivered. There were 12 birdies and an eagle, and only two golfers were over par.

A Flight Winners: First place: tie between Sam Choi and Ron Jackson, 12 under 50; second: Fujio Norihiro, 10 under 52; third: Gene Vesely, 4 under 58; fourth: Dave LaCascia, 2 under 60; fifth: Bill McKusky.

B Flight Winners: First place: Bob Munn, 11 under 51; second: John Meyer, 6 under 56; third: Marv Ballard, 5 under 57; fourth: Dale Quinn.

Sam Choi had four bridies, an eagle and was closest to the pin on the 110-yard, par-3 15th hole. Fujio had three birdies and fewest putts. Dave, John, Gene, Ron and Bill each had a birdie. Bob Munn was closest to the pin on the 95-yard, par-3 third hole. Dale and John tied for fewest putts

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7 and 7:30 a.m., except holidays. The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview in Santa Ana, and Willowick in Garden Grove. LW Men’s Club membership is not required, and friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par-3s, and lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-One and eagles, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Bill McKusky (562) 430-8618 or Dave LaCascia (801) 674-5975.

The league is looking for golfers (men and women) to join during the reduced playing time we currently endure. Handicaps can be determined using our local course handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer, more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact LaCascia for more info.

—Dave LaCascia

Those who enjoy dancing believe it is a cure for unhappiness. Hui O Hula was established at LW in 2005 to promote Hawaiian dance. During this pandemic, the dancers meet outdoors, where they appreciate exchanging happy vibes. The club extends mahalo a nui (many thanks) to Yo Kishi (right) for her steadfast loyalty. She welcomes all beginners with her warm aloha (love) and gladly shows them the basics; few can mirror the dances like her. Admiration also goes to entertainment coordinator Kaye “KK” Huff (left), who helped to found Hui O Hula. Singlehandedly, KK has booked and organized all the club’s shows—more than 100 per year for many years! Instructor Jojo Weingart says she is most thankful for the support of these women. For class information and a performance schedule, email Jojo@huiohula.com or kkmhuff@gmail.com. Everyone is welcome to join.

Family Radio Service Users

Calling all Family Radio Service Users in Leisure World: The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. 

The call-in time is 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then call in stating your first name, last name initial and mutual number. Remember to press the side button to speak, then release when finished.

For more instruction on the use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at rjerxn@yahoo.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.

Friends of Library Bag of Books

The Friends of the Library has a Bag of Books program for people who love to read. Call (714) 350-7682 and request a specific genre or author, and volunteers will do their best to fill a bag for $5. The bookstore is still closed, and there is no more storage space. Residents are asked to hold onto their donations until the bookstore reopens.

Cool Cardboard Creations Contest

Reuse and repurpose cardboard boxes and scraps for a chance to win fabulous prizes in the Cool Cardboard Creations Contest. Submissions must be 95 percent cardboard. Acceptable materials include cardboard of all types, fasteners, glue, tape, as well as any nontoxic paint and recyclable decorations. The maximum size allowable for tabletop displays is 24 inches wide, 24 inches deep and 36 inches high. For floor displays, it’s 36 inches wide, 36 inches deep and 72 inches high. And for hanging displays, it’s 36 inches by 36 inches.

Excess cardboard can be dropped off in the designated area on the east side of Clubhouse 6. Anyone needing more building materials is welcome to take from this area.

Individual entries, as well as collaborative efforts made by GRF clubs or departments, should be brought to the LW Library by Dec. 16 between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Projects will be judged based on originality and the use of cardboard. The first-place winner will receive $1,000, second place gets $500, and third place $250. Special category winners will be awarded prizes valued between $50-$100.

Creations will be featured in a drive-through display on Dec. 18 near Clubhouses 3 and 4 and Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

Hearts and Hands United in Giving

Hearts and Hands United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the LW community. HHUG accepts donations of clean, used towels, plus new, unopened, travel-size shampoo, soap or lotion. New socks are the only clothing donation that HHUG accepts. 

To donate, contact Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up.  Donations can also be left on her patio at Mutual 2, 48-A.  To learn more about HHUG, visit www.hhug.org.

Golf Course Seasonal Hours Change

The LW Golf Course now closes at 5 p.m.; a tee time may be reserved as late as 4:30 p.m. These hours will remain in effect until daylight saving time begins on March 14, 2021. To book a tee time, go to www.lwsb.com/reserve the day before you want to play. The Recreation Department appreciates your cooperation with these changes.

Holiday Movie Nights

Get cozy by the Hilton pool to watch holiday flicks

The Hilton Long Beach continues its popular outdoor movie nights this holiday season. Film buffs can relax poolside Tuesdays and Thursdays while watching such modern classics as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Elf.” 

On Thursday, Nov. 19, the hotel will screen “Klaus,” an animated comedy by “Despicable Me” co-creator Sergio Pablos. Set in the fictional town of Smeerensburg during the 19th century, struggling postman Jesper Johansson meets Klaus, a reclusive carpenter whose home is filled with handmade toys. Through unlikely alliance between the two and a schoolteacher, a tradition begins of the local children sending letters to Klaus and receiving gifts in exchange. The alternate origin story of Santa Claus features the voices of Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons and Rashida Jones. 

“Mrs. Doubtfire” commands the screen on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Though not often thought of as a holiday film, its message of love prevailing resonates this season. The late Robin Williams stars as a man who goes to unorthodox lengths to spend time with his children while he and his wife are separated. Known for such family-friendly fare as “Home Alone” and the first two “Harry Potter” films, Chris Columbus directed this 1993 feature.

The film series also offers “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Home Alone,” “Jingle All the Way” and “Elf.” The patio opens for moviegoers at 6 p.m., and the movies roll at 7 p.m.

Seating at the screenings is limited to ensure proper social distancing, so secure your $10 seat at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holiday-movie-nights-the-hilton-long-beach-tickets-124598624841.

Apple cider and hot chocolate, as well as the hotel’s regular restaurant menu, are also available for purchase. And special to the outdoor screenings are Smore’s Kits, which can be purchased with tickets.

To help protect guests and staff, masks are required for all attendees while outside their designated seating area.

Tech Talk

Join Bob Cohen in a one-hour live Zoom class on technology every Friday at 10 a.m. Topics are different each week and include iPhones and apps, websites, home-office technology, and Internet marketing. A question-and-answer session is held during each class, and all you need to know in advance is how to join using Zoom. All sessions are free.

Registration information with optional reading material is sent out every Wednesday morning for the Friday Tech Talk. To register for the weekly newsletter, sign up at https://bit.ly/bobologynewsletter or contact bob@bobology.com.

Book Reviews

LW residents are invited to submit reviews of their favorite books for publication in the LW Weekly. Include your name and mutual and telephone numbers. 

The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email submissions to pattym@lwsb.com.

Albert Comia (in a face shield) demonstrated the Electric Slide as a warm-up for a recent Joyful Line Dance Class. Under Jojo Weingart’s leadership, members of the class take the lead on their favorite dances. The Nov. 25 class begins at 3 p.m. in Veterans Plaza. (Every Wednesday except the fourth one of the month begins at 2 p.m.) All participants are require to wear exercise shoes (no flip-flops or sandals) and face masks and follow social distancing rules. All shareholders are welcome to join the free classes.For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

Nov. 19-25 

Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot

• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212. Mandi’s Candies Ice Cream Truck, 4-7 p.m.

• Friday: Katella Deli—extensive menu includes deli favorites, appetizers, salads, hot entrées; specials of the day available onsite, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611, or order online at www.katellabakery.com.

• Saturday: Naples Rib Co.—barbecue, salads, sandwiches; 3:30-5 p.m., cash/cards,  (562) 439-RIBS. Order ahead at www.ribcompany.com/LW for faster service. 

• Sunday: Berg Catering—freshly prepared meals with a healthy, gourmet touch, 3:30-5:30 p.m., PayPal/checks/cash/cards. Preorder at (562)  663-2038 or www.bergcatering.com (click the special LW menu).

 • Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck—chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, 4-6 p.m., cash/cards. To preorder, go to www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696; mention LWSB.

• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.

• Wednesday: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts, 4-6 p.m., cash/cards. Preorder by calling (323) 833-1213.  

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 All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. If it rains or is too hot, people line up inside Clubhouse 6. Everyone should maintain a 6-foot distance, and masks are required. For information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. For more information or to make a suggestion, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.

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

Global Market Kitchen Delivers 

Free Delivery of Groceries and Meal Kits 

Global Market Kitchen delivers groceries and prepared meals every Wednesday, 2-4 p.m., to Clubhouse 4 or your apartment. Order via https://globalmarketkitchen.com or by calling (562) 661-9776. 

Customer service inquiries should be directed to globalmk.usa@gmail.com.

Where-We-Live Club

Learn about the concept of feng shui in 2021! “Let’s Put Our Affairs in Order and Organize!” will concentrate on the art of placement and how it may change their lives. New and previous members, as well as all curious shareholders, are welcome to join. Simply email wherewelive@yahoo.com to be placed on a mailing list for future workshops, as well as updates to the club’s calendar of activities, Zoom meetings and HomeWorks.

Leisure Bikers

Sunday Leisure Bikers ride to Long Beach Municipal Golf Course and have breakfast, then continue to El Dorado park for a 2-mile hike at the Nature Center. There are also rides on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

All are invited to join; helmets, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.

Zumba and Dance Fitness Clubs

Get off the couch! There are two low-impact dance clubs you can join, both of which meet at Veterans Park. Zumba Club meets on Mondays at 4 p.m., and the Dance Fitness Club comes together on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Both are free during the pandemic. 

For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

Connecting with the LW Weekly

The Leisure World Weekly office is closed to the public in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Editors can be reached by phone and email. See page 4 of any edition for editors’ addresses or send emails to rutho_news@lwsb.com. 

People may drop articles and classified ads into the letter slot at the front of the News Building. 

The editorial deadline is Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. All classified and display advertising will be accepted by telephone at (562) 430-0534; deadline is Monday at 2:30 p.m.

OptumCare Flu Shot Clinic

With help from California State University, Long Beach, nursing students, OptumCare administered free flu shots to Leisure World residents who may have missed their first opportunity on Oct. 1. Above: Nancy O’Neil of Mutual 6 gets a flu shot from CSULB student Dayana Phon at a drive-up station. Below: Students Craig Wigboldy and Nikki Le and volunteer Dottie Dickerson of Mutual 2 man a walk-up station.   

Religion 7-8

Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s

By Lisa Rotchford

Reverend

St. Paul writes in his first letter to the people in Thessalonica (who lived through their own extended plague in history): “ Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

It’s hard to feel like rejoicing when we pick up the paper or turn on the news and are met with alarming pandemic numbers and other scary news stories.  Yet we live at a point in history where science is making remarkably quick strides to bring an end to this precarious time. Looking throughout history, plagues and pandemics were not measured in months or even a few years, but often decades!  If we truly have a number of scientists working on vaccines and antibodies that can more quickly get this pandemic under control, there is hope. And hope leads to rejoicing.

As people with a relationship with God, praying without ceasing is a given. Our prayers over the last year may have had more asking (and perhaps pleading) compared to some years past, but we are called to pray at all times in our lives. Pray when things are looking good as well as not-so-good. There is a comfort to having a frequent, comfortable prayer relationship with the divine.  

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded to give thanks to God in all circumstances. Grateful to have our cupboards, refrigerators and plates stocked every day of the year. This year’s Thanksgiving gathering and feast may look and feel a little different, but the feeling of being grateful can be the same.  

Rejoice in your circumstances, pray for your needs and those of your neighbors, and remember to give thanks at all times–especially this year. St. Paul reaches across the centuries and miles and joins us by encouraging our rejoicing, our praying and our Thanksgiving season.

In an abundance of caution, we are closely monitoring the national, state and local guidelines to keep our congregation safe.  As we are allowed to remain open, Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. outside, weather permitting, and 10:30 inside the sanctuary.  Services must adhere to the CDC guidelines:  masks, social distancing and under 40 minutes in length. Organist Sharon Heck plays hymns throughout the worship gathering time. Bread and wine Communion is hygienically sealed and distributed for all to take home and share with prayers. Join us at 135654 Saint Andrews Drive (across from the administration building parking lot), and call the church at (562) 598-8697 for updated information.

First Christian Church

By Bruce Humes 

Pastor

Faith is defined in the Oxford Dictionary like this: “1) Complete trust or confidence. 2) Firm belief, without logical proof.  3) A system of religious belief (the Christian faith).”

 The Holy Bible, the source of the Christian faith or belief system, has much to say about faith. For instance, in Hebrews 11:1, the writer gives us a biblical description of faith and what it does for us: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The verse can be paraphrased like this, “My conviction is the realization of things expected, and my confidence of/in things not seen.” 

This faith is confidence in the trustworthiness of God to do what he says and promises.

In John’s gospel, Jesus tells us in Chapter 14, Verses 1-2, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions; (dwelling places) if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” 

Jesus continues in verse 3, “‘And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” In these three verses Jesus delivers three great promises that Christians believe by faith.

In Hebrews 13:5 it is written, “Let your conduct be without covetousness; (some clear instruction for Christians) be content with such things as you have. For he himself has said, ‘I will never leave or forsake you.’” Let’s not be mistaken, Christians go through and will go through difficult and trying times, but by faith we believe these two great promises from God that “he will not leave or forsake us.” That is  why “we may boldly say: ‘the Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:6).

Another promise form God can be seen in Peter 2:6, which says, “Therefore it is also contained in scripture, ‘Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on him (faith) will be by no means put to shame.’” Shame here means disgraced or dishonored.

 What another great promise from God.

 In the book of John, Chapter 11, the death of Lazarus is recorded. Martha, Lazarus’ sister, had summoned Jesus to come and heal him before he died. We pick up the conversation between them in verses 21-27: “Now Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again (a promise).’  

“Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day (a bold statement of faith).’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live (another great promise from God). And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’

“‘Yes, Lord I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is come into the world.’” 

Martha expressed her deep faith in Christ. And Jesus kept his promise and raised Lazarus from the dead.

The apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephesians wrote in 2:8-9, “For by grace (God’s unmerited favor) you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone one should boast.”

So it’s through our faith,  which is the deep conviction in the one who saved us by his grace and has given use the free gift of salvation through the death, burial and resurrection of his son, Jesus Christ, that brings those who believe victory over death. This is the faith of all born again believers in the Christian faith. 

No matter how difficult and troublesome the world gets around believers, they can always rejoice knowing that he  will never leave or forsake them. Let’s take great comfort in God promises.

If you want to speak to someone at the church or have a need, call the First Christian Church office at (562) 431-8810.  Leave a recorded message and someone will return your call.

Assembly of God

By Norma Ballinger

LW contributor

Assembly of God will gather at the amphitheater for service at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Attendees are asked not arrive before 10:45 and may enter from either side (east or west), near the restrooms. The staff will sanitize the first three rows, which are marked off for social distancing. Wearing a mask during the service is required.  

Dense Smith will lead songs of thanksgiving and praise and Dan Ballinger will sing “Thanks Be To God.” Pastor Sam Pawlak will deliver a sermon of gratitude to God for his many blessings.

What will your holiday be like?  First Thessalonians 5:18 tells us, “Give thanks in ‘all’ circumstances.”  You may be alone this holiday, or have only a few loved ones surrounding  you.  Be thankful for your life in Christ, and share that with others in a phone call or email.  Reach out to those who may be truly suffering with physical pain or loss.  “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”, Psalm 118:24 says. “Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns”  (Philippians 4:6-7 from The Message.).

Community Church

How hope shapes our generosity in simple ways

By Johan Dodge

Reverend

As I write this, the country is still deeply divided. Almost everything around us, including the talking heads, are telling us of our inescapable division, and that the other viewpoint, whatever that other viewpoint may be, is wrong. 

Meanwhile, the church is currently in the season of Advent. Community Church is participating in the season of extended Advent, which runs seven weeks instead of the traditional four weeks. Advent is the start of the Christian year, so while we may still be stuck in 2020 for a few more weeks, in the church we can already begin to look past this year for the record books.  

As we look to the future together, as we begin to dream, Advent reminds us that there was very little room for the baby Jesus to be born in a world under Roman occupation, and yet God’s divine hope found a way in a manger, a feeding trough for animals, in a small town away from the trappings of power and corruption. 

Our online worship community is continuing to grow on Facebook, so whether you are joining us for the first time, or are a recent participant in our worship, I will share what I share every Sunday morning: “You are welcome here. Here is a place where all are welcome.” 

 Our theme for this year is: “Carved by Love: A year of Good News.” This third Sunday of Advent is focused on Matthew 25:31-46. 

To hear this teaching as well as worship music, tune in on Sunday morning at 9:50 on Facebook live.  @communitychurchleisureworld. To join virtual fellowship, you will need to call the church office or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.  

Those who don’t have a computer or Facebook can call in to the phone system at (562) 431-2503  and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening

Communion is served the first Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. in front of the church. The elements are pre-sealed for safety, and the liturgy is part of the morning worship on Facebook. Those who come must wear a mask and maintain distancing. The Communion table is an open table; all who want to receive Communion may participate. You do not need to be a member of the church.  

A day of prayer was observed  to prepare for the Thanksgiving and Advent seasons with gratitude to God. His presence and goodness to us are displayed even in the pandemic. During the Day of Prayer, personal prayers of gratitude were attached to the tree. 

The Missions Team will continue to collect new white socks for Veterans for the “Sock it to Em” sock drive through the end of November.  Drop off socks or a cash donation toward the purchase of socks at the office Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

If you are in need without another way to address it, call the church office at (562) 431-2503.

LW Baptist

By Rolland Coburn

Pastor

The Bible makes a promise of new life in Christ: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come,” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

“Things are different now, something happened to me/When I gave my heart to Jesus/Things are different now/ I was changed it must be, when I gave my life to him/Things I loved before have passed away/Things I love far more have come to stay/Things are different now; something happened that day, when I gave my heart to him.”

A volunteer at our church and regular attender named Myrtle came to Christ late in life, and she eagerly helped in the church office every week. One day our two-and-a-half year old daughter saw Myrtle working in the church and asked me, “Daddy, does Myrtle live at the church?” Myrtle laughed hearing the incident and later told me, “I get a thrill from head to toe every time we sing, “When the Lord saved me, something wonderful happened/Old things passed away/Darkness turned to day, when the Lord saved me.”

Another family friend had a heart for personal evangelism. He loved to quote the promise, but he always quoted it incorrectly, and that bothered me, though respectfully I said nothing. He would say, “Old things will pass away; behold all things will become new.” But the promise does not refer to future spiritual growth. Myrtle was right. When we come to Christ there is a decisive break with the past, and our lives have begun anew in Christ.

As a pianist and composer put it, “Once there was sadness, no ray of gladness/ Dark was the way and so drear/ Then I met Jesus, wonderful Jesus/ He brought me sunlight and cheer/ There’s a melody divine deep within this heart of mine, since Christ has taught me harmony/ There’s music in my soul, since he has gained control/ He gives us perfect peace and victory, constantly/ Though trials may overtake me, he never will forsake me/ I’ll trust him with this life of mine/ For nothing can destroy this harmony of joy, my melody of love divine.”

Another hymn writer traces the promise in Jesus’ days on Earth: “One sat alone beside the highway begging/His eyes were blind; the light he could not see/He clutched his rags and shivered in the shadows/Then Jesus came and bade his darkness flee/When Jesus comes, the tempter’s power is broken/When Jesus comes, the tears are wiped away/He takes the gloom and fills the life with glory/And all is changed, when Jesus comes to stay.”

LW Baptist Church meets in the Amphitheater Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

By Jim Greer

LW Contributor

“Our faith teaches that we are all children of our Father in Heaven, and we worship him and his son, Jesus Christ, who is our savior,” declared Elder Quentin L. Cook in the October General Conference. “Our desire is that our hearts and minds will be knit in righteousness and unity and that we will be one with them.”

Elder Cook further explained that righteousness is a comprehensive term that includes living God’s commandments. Personal righteousness does not depend on our experiencing every blessing in our lives. And despite those missing blessings, the heavenly father promises that the faithful righteous “may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness.”

Unity is also a broad term that exemplifies the first and second great commandments to love God and our fellow men. As we live in love for God and each other, we become a Zion people with hearts and minds “knit together in unity.”

Ours is a time of strong divisions. But despite the society in which we live, millions who have accepted the gospel are determined to dwell in righteousness and unity. As followers of the savior, we have covenanted to do better and overcome the challenge of our day, that we may be a force that lifts and blesses society. 

Elder Cook challenges us to “commit ourselves as members of the Lord’s Church to live righteously and be united as never before.” He reminds us that President Russell M. Nelson has asked that we “demonstrate greater civility, racial and ethnic harmony, and mutual respect.” 

By loving each other and God, we accept everyone as brothers and sisters and become a Zion people.

Our all-inclusive doctrine makes the Church an oasis of unity and celebration of diversity. Fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and respect for diversity engenders even greater unity. Embedded in the savior’s ministry is the message that all races and colors are children of God, making us all brothers and sisters. 

In the Intercessory Prayer, Christ acknowledged that the father had sent him and that he had finished the work he was sent to perform. The savior also prayed for those who believe in him: “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us.” 

The early church was composed of Gentiles and Jews who had a Judaic culture. Paul identified aspects of Judaic and Gentile cultures that conflicted with the true gospel of Jesus Christ. He admonished each to leave behind those cultural roadblocks that were not consistent with the gospel of Christ. Paul challenged Jews and the Gentiles to keep the commandments and love one another, emphasizing that righteousness would lead to salvation.

As the early saints did, we should abandon aspects of cultures that conflict with the gospel of Christ. To follow President Nelson’s admonition to gather scattered Israel, we must admit that we are as different today as the Jews and Gentiles were in Paul’s time. And like the early Saints, we must be united in love and live righteously in our faith in Jesus Christ.

Congregation Sholom

Rabbi Eric Dangott will livestream services via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, services at 9:30 a.m. 

Any new Congregation Sholom members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive the Zoom invitation. Text to Jeff at (714) 642-0122 email or him at jfsacks@gmail.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice beforehand can call Jeff ahead of time.

Zoom also provides a phone number to call if you do not have Internet service. The number in California is in San Jose. (Area code 669). To call inside California is toll-free for most, but you may want to check with your phone provider.  

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09, the meeting ID is 375 251 9429 and the  passcode is 8ZYy69

Those who want to call in to the Zoom meeting need to dial 

+16699009128, the meeting ID is 375 251 9429.

Congregation Sholom will host a Zoom Bingo game on Nov. 22 at 4 p.m.

Electric Shabbat Candles  that have graciously been obtained for Leisure World residents by Rachel Berkowitz of Chabad are available for $8. This will enable shareholders to “light” a candle on Friday night and keep it burning until after Havdalah on Saturday night without a risk of fire. Contact Carol Levine to receive a set. 

Those who want to participate in the livestreamed services on the Congregation Sholom of Leisure World Group Facebook page should contact Ron Yaffee at (562) 430-7040.

Beit Halev

The Beit HaLev Zoom community has blossomed into a small but close-knit group; Rabbi Galit Shirah has instituted a brief “social hour” for members to interact with one another. The group is called “Coffee Chavurah” and it  meets on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. as well as after Saturday morning services on Zoom.  Services still begin at 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.  

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09; the meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

Beit HaLev continues to livestream on Facebook as well. To attend, go to Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website at galityomtov.com, Facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube.com on the “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!” channel.  A link to the PDF version of each prayerbook, “Lev L’Lev,” is provided at each service.

“Toledot” (Generations), Genesis 26:23-27:27, begins with Avraham’s son and heir, Isaac.  He builds well after well, and each time his toil is stolen from him.  Yet he persists until finally he build one he calls “Shiba” (seven or oath), which is given to him in an oath and is the site of the modern city of Beersheba in Israel.  Esau marries a Canaanite woman, disappointing both parents. Jacob and Esau build upon their sibling rivalry when, with Rebecca’s assistance, Jacob deceives his father into bestowing a blessing Isaac meant for Esau, who threatens to kill his brother; Rebecca and Isaac regretfully send Jacob away to her brother Laban where he falls in love with Laban’s younger daughter, Rachel.

Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing and hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.

Rabbi Galit Shirah’s classes on Zoom will continue with Prayerbook and Modern Hebrew classes soon; a Talmud class is also being planned. Contact the Rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Due to updated COVID-19 restrictions, Masses will now  be held outside the church. Dress warmly and, if possible, bring your own chair.  

The Mass schedule is now Saturday (Vigil Mass) at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Starting Saturday, Nov. 28, the Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. will be changed to 4 p.m. 

Faith Christian Assembly

Thanksgiving service is on Nov. 25

Thanksgiving is a time to stop, reflect and give thanks to the Lord for the many blessings he has given us.  Psalm 107:1 tells us to “give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 

 Faith Christian Assembly will have its special one-hour Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m. in the main sanctuary.  It is a blessing to be able to “Exalt His Name together.”  

Out of an abundance of  caution, Faith Christian Assembly will take your temperature at the door, and you will be asked to wear a mask, especially before and after service, and sit socially distant from others. Those who are ill should stay home  

Midweek Bible Study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming o Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room, and Grief Share is on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

 To receive more information about the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

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Sunshine Club

Learn what’s new in Medicare from Beatriz Nunez on Friday

Beatriz Nunez will be the Sunshine Club’s speaker at its Zoom meeting on Friday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. Her presentation is titled: “Medicare: What’s New in 2021?”

The link to join the Zoom meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82119904568?pwd=dkVmOVowRU1uQXRNb2QveFdFSHp4Zz09. The meeting ID is 821 1990 4568. 

Those who would like to receive  the Zoom link via email should text their name, mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than Nov. 19 at 5 p.m.

Nunez’s presentation, provided by the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), will help attendees learn about the upcoming changes to Medicare and how it will affect them.  It’s important for those enrolled in Medicare to know the all of the options to ensure their healthcare coverage is best suited for them. HICAP does not sell or endorse insurance products.

Nunez is a community education and outreach coordinator and counselor for the Council on Aging—Southern California HICAP.  She has been assisting and advocating for Medicare beneficiaries and their families and caregivers for over nine years. Nunez focuses on low-income assistance programs for Medicare beneficiaries and outreach activities to the Latino Community.

There will be a question-and-answers period after the presentation.

The Sunshine Club often has LW leaders come to meetings to introduce their organizations to the group. It also invites a wide variety of specialists from outside to share their experiences and ideas with club members.

The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation is announced  in the LW Weekly with link information to join. 

For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

GAF

Drive-through shredding event sees large turnout

By Anna Derby & Linda Johnson

LW contributors

The Golden Age Foundation’s drive-through shredding event on Nov. 5 was a huge success. The community’s willingness to wear face masks and maintain physical distancing was the main contributor to the event’s success.

Since this was the second drive-through shredding event  the GAF has put on, most shareholders knew the drill to wait in their car until they arrived where GAF board members and volunteers waited to pick  up their plastic or paper bags from their cars without contact.

The seemingly never-ending line kept moving from 10 a.m.-noon, and everyone was able to drop off their documents to be shredded. 

The gracious mobile shredding truck driver, Raul Gamez, came in an half hour early to help shareholders load bags to shred.

Close to 250 shareholders showed up to the event, and the certificate of destruction the company issued said 40 barrels were filled. The group usually fills an average of 25 to 28 barrels, making it seem as if shareholders have been doing some deep cleaning as COVID-19 restrictions stay in place. 

 GAF also collected a little over two buckets of batteries instead of its average one bucket per event. Shareholders who  missed the opportunity to discard old and used batteries can go to the alley behind Building 5 to drop off their batteries in a bucket labeled “Old Batteries” at any time.

The GAF would like to thank its eight volunteers, Carl Kennedy, Linda Johnson, Ren Villanueva, Geneva Potepan, Rosemarie Da Roza, John Hlavac, Supara Ratanasadudi and event coordinator Anna Derby, for their help in making the event run smoothly. It would also like to thank Paul Pridanonda, who jumped in to help when he saw a huge pile of shredding bags that needed to be carried.

The GAF is grateful to the Leisure World community for its continued support of GAF events. All donations support GAF programs and events, including Mobility Aids.

During the pandemic, Mobility Aids program director John Hlavac and phone volunteers have been able to supply the community with needed wheelchairs and walkers.  For information regarding a mobility aid, call (562) 431-9589 and leave a message.

The next shredding event will be held sometime in March 2021.

Protect yourself against scam callers who pretend to be family

By Laurie Bullock

laurieb@lwsb.com

Bree Adams from Mutual 7 said that she had received a call from a young man who asked her, “Don’t you recognize my voice?” She was suspicious, but asked if the caller was her grandson.

Adams said the man claimed to be her grandson and went on to say that he was in trouble. “He said that he was not doing well and asked me not to tell anyone because he didn’t want his father to get upset,” Adams said. The caller told her that while he was driving home under the influence of alcohol, he ran over someone and broke his nose on the steering wheel. He told Adams that he was calling from the local jail, which is why she didn’t recognize the number, and needed bail money. 

Adams suspected something was fishy about the call and hung up. She dialed back and the number the scammer was calling from was actually registered to a spa, not a jail. Adams did the right thing in not reacting quickly and checking to see if the smaller details of the story such as the jail’s phone number were legitimate.

Adams’ experience isn’t unusual. Unfortunately, there are scammers out there who will try to take advantage of a grandparent’s love of their family to steal money or personal information from them. Some warning signs that the family emergency call you are receiving might be from a scammer are:

 The person claiming to be your grandchild asks you to send money immediately and provides details on how to do so such as sending prepaid cards to a particular Western Union office.

The call comes late at night or early in the morning. While some legitimate emergencies do happen late at night, most scammers will try to call you at a time when you’re less likely to think critically.

Below are some basic do’s and don’ts from AARP if you receive a call that might be a family emergency scam:

Do set the privacy settings on your social media accounts so that only people you know can access your posts and photos. Scammers search social networks for family information they can use to fool you.

Don’t drop your guard because the number on your caller ID looks familiar. Scammers can use technological tricks to make it appear that they’re calling from a trusted number, the Federal Communications Commission warns.

Do ask questions someone else is unlikely to be able to answer, such as the name and species of your grandchild’s first pet.

Don’t volunteer information. Scammers fish for facts they can use to make the impersonation believable. If the caller says, “It’s me, Grandpa!” don’t say your grandchild’s name. Wait for the caller say it.

Do say you’ll call right back, then call your grandchild’s usual  phone number. With luck, he or she will answer, and you’ll know that the supposed emergency call is a scam.

Don’t let a caller rush you into making a decision.

Do contact other family members or friends and see whether they can verify the story. Scammers plead with you to keep the emergency a secret precisely so you won’t try to confirm it.

Don’t send cash, wire money, or provide numbers from gift or cash-reload cards to a person claiming to be a grandchild. Scammers prefer those payment methods because they’re difficult to trace.

Do call the relevant law enforcement agency if you speak to someone who claims to be a police officer to verify the person’s identity and any information they’ve given you. 

Don’t panic, no matter how dire the grandchild’s predicament sounds. Scam artists want to get you upset to distract you from spotting the ruse.

Do trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.

Republican Club

How Leisure World voted

By Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The Republican Club salutes the 92 percent of registered voters in LW who took the time to vote in the recent election. Of the 6,892 registered voters in LW, 6,364 voted.

Congresswoman-elect Michelle Steel and City Councilman Thomas Moore thanked the LW Republican Club at its Zoom meeting on Nov. 11.  Steel joins Washington state’s Marilyn Strickland as the first Korean-American women ever elected to Congress.

 Steel called into the Zoom meeting from her car on the way to meeting with the Seal Beach Republican Women Federated, after which she was headed to the airport to attend congressional freshman orientation in Washington, D.C.    

Although she was not able to attend the meeting, Assemblywoman-elect Janet Nguyen was praised for the great job she did on her victorious campaign and for her past service to the Republican party, Orange County and the state as a whole.

As a state senator, Nguyen was named Legislator of the Year by the American Legion, the Association of the United States Army and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

She also received top ratings from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association and the California Taxpayers Association.

Here’s a look at how LW voted for the 2020 Election: 

President

Donald Trump: 3,231

Joseph R. Biden: 3,029

Congress 48th Dist.

Steel: 3,374

Rouda: 2,760

72nd State Assembly

Janet Nguyen: 3,303

Diedre Nguyen: 2,708

Seal Beach City Council

Thomas Moore: 1390

Carole Damoci: 861

Democratic Club

Still more work to be done after the OC 2020 election results

By Mary Larson

LW contributor

A recent Washington Post column titled “Readouts of Biden’s calls with foreign leaders signal a return to pre-Trump normalcy” says it all.  Leisure World Demo-crats, along with a majority of the American electorate, are exhausted and want a return to normalcy, as well as an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a club and as individuals,  Democrats are celebrating the Joe Biden/Kamala Harris victory and look forward with great anticipation to the Jan. 20 inauguration. However, Michelle Steel’s recent win over Democrat Harley Rouda in the 48th Congressional District means working on elections is not over yet for the Leisure World Democrats. As one campaign ends, others are just beginning.  

Rouda has already declared his intention to challenge Steel again in 2022. That campaign should begin almost immediately.  In addition, Leisure World voters will be among those being asked to select a replacement for Steel as their representative on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.  That important election will take place early in 2021, sometime between late February to mid-March. 

Steel was re-elected as second district supervisor in 2018, which leaves two years in her term.  State Sen. John Moorlach, who just lost his reelection bid to Democrat Dave Min has already expressed interest in running for the position to replace Steel.  Moorlach, who’s a well-known name in Orange County politics and a former county supervisor, is facing his first stint in more than two decades without holding public office. 

Many more people are expected to throw their hats into the ring to finish out the remaining two years of Steel’s term. There is speculation that Democrat Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, who became the city’s first elected mayor in 2018 and who was re-elected to that position in November, will also run to re-place Steel.

Both the December and January Democratic Club membership meetings will be focused on the Board of Supervisors’ election. We anticipate that Brandon Love, the club’s favorite authority on Orange County politics, will speak about the importance of the election during the Dec. 16 meeting. Democrats running for the position will be scheduled to

make presentations in January.

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 During the business portion of the December meeting, club members will vote to officially elect the club’s 2021-2022 Board.  The list of the nominees is posted on the club’s website  at  https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/.  

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If you are a Democrat or a supporter and want to know more  about the club,  subscribe to the free electronic newsletter by emailing the editor, Mary Larson, at mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or by calling (562) 296-8521 with your full contact information.  

Democrats interested in joining the club or renewing their membership can find an application on the club’s website.  Memberships received during November or December will not need to be renewed until Jan. 1, 2022.

Senior Patriots for Peace

Bridging the gap between red and blue

All Leisure World residents are invited to the next Zoom meeting of the Senior Patriots for Peace on Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 2-3 p.m.

 In the wake of a very divisive election, this meeting will explore ways to find common ground with neighbors, friends and even family members whose opposing political views hinder friendly relationships. 

The group will watch helpful TED Talk videos about ways to have constructive conversations with people from opposing views and finding common ground. A group discussion will follow.

How to attend meeting by computer or smart phone:

Computer: Go to Zoom.com and then click “Join a Meeting” at the top of the page, enter the Zoom ID number 819 2756 9672 to join.  

Phone (audio only): Call (669) 900-6833, and when asked, enter 81927569672. There is no password to enter the meeting.

For more information, call Don Koepke at (562) 330-3397

Chess Club

The Chess Club is unable to play together because of  the COVID-19 shutdowns. 

In this week’s puzzle, white moves first. Any answer by black, the white’s third move is checkmate.

Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qb8. 

The white Queen moves from h8 to b8.

Obituaries, page 17

Mary Joyce Mackey

Aug. 1931-Nov. 2020

 

Mary Joyce (Pressley) Mackey passed peacefully on Nov. 6  in Laguna Niguel, California, surrounded by family.

She is survived by brother Alton Pressley; children Sandra Lander (Hans), David Huff (June), Terri Nader (George); six grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. 

Born in 1931 in Talladega, Alabama, Mary was the oldest of Lucille and Ural Pressley’s 10 children. Raised in the Baptist church, she grew up cooking, milking cows and tending to her siblings.

Married in 1956 to her true love, they moved the next year to California, where she spent the rest of her life.

During her life, Mary worked as a switchboard operator, in clothing sales and factories, as a receptionist and traffic guard, as well as an emergency dispatcher at Leisure World, where she lived for almost 25 years. She retired at 82.

She enjoyed cooking for family, singing in the choir, dancing to country music and doing hair for friends and family, and she took comfort from reading the Bible.

Traveling became a passion later in life. Her adventures  included going to Hawaii and several cruises, the last being to the Mediterranean at age 80.

Mary was preceded in death by husbands William, Brice and Richard as well as a great-grandson, Cody.

 Her joyful spirit and big hugs were loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.

Mary’s life was honored at a grave-side service on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., at the El Toro Memorial Park in Lake Forest, California. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mary’s memory to LBDA.org, which is the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

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Majorie Meeker Kimbrell

Oct. 1927-Aug. 2020

Marjorie Meeker Kimbrell was born on Oct. 11, 1927, to George Coleman Meeker and Marjorie Wyckoff Meeker in Los Angeles, California, after coming to California in a Model T Ford from Salem, Oregon.  She was the youngest of three children, with brother John and sister Mary preceeding her.  

After studying literature and philosophy and receiving a bachelor’s degree from USC, she married Robert Kimbrell in 1949. They moved to Downey in 1951, where they raised four children. The family went on many camping vacations and played games and sports together. They attended the Downey United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed being a mother (Mom), grandmother (Grammarj), great-grandmother (G.G., a.k.a. Great Grammarj), and aunt (Aunt Marjie).

She was an avid tennis player and bridge player.  She loved the beach, wearing scarves, flying kites, gardening, making greeting cards, stamping and quilting.  Her favorite things to do involved being in her children’s school activities, a Girl Scout leader, trainer of leaders, substitute teacher, tutor, ballroom dancer, and being a member of the Dancin’ Grandmas.  She loved Dixieland Jazz and the Long Beach Municipal Band.

She lived in Leisure World since 2002. She was a member of the Britannia Club, where she took pictures of members during their club meetings. She also gave inspirational talks at the meetings.

Her favorite foods were chocolate, Olallieberry  pie, and waffles with strawberries and maple syrup.  She often said that Peanut M&M’s were her secret to good health and a long life.

Marjorie passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, surrounded by family. She is survived by sons Bob (Rosalie) and Steve (Ann); daughters Jill and Sue (Rick); grandchildren Sarah (Jeff), Peter (Jennifer), Scott, and Wes; great-grandchildren Riley, Emily, Evan, Aubry, and Reymond, and many nieces and nephews.

She had a big smile as well as a big heart and was a forever teacher.

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Willie Miller  80

Jolan Leflinger  91

Janet Kennedy  81

Gelecia Hipolito Jr  75

Rollin Sturgeon  104

Rigoberto Sandoval  67

Connie West 96

Meldoy Goldsmith  57

Willie Jones Jr  84

Allan Powell    82

Rodolfo Parcero  64

Johnson Adenuga  90

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 

961-9301

—paid obituary

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Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.

• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.

• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate: $12 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word.

• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.

• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the GRF Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members

• Obituaries may be sent to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos sent as jpegs

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, Nov. 19

4 pm North SB Community Center

4:15 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2010

5:01 pm Mariachi San Jose Real

6 pm Ocean Perspectives

7 pm Los Al Jazz Band 2018

7:35 pm   Flamingo Party

8:15 pm The Cowboy Silent Movie

8:23 pm Road Trip Rocky Mountains

8:30 pm Terry Otte/Abilene 

Halloween Scarefest

10 pm Aquarium-Decent into the Depths

10:14 pm Aquarium Wonderful World

of Penguins

10:30 pm Cerritos Center-

Matt Mauser

Friday, Nov. 20

4 pm Road trip Rocky Mountain

4:08 pm Albuquerque Hot Air

Balloon Show

4:31 pm Flamingo Party

5:15 pm 2010 North SB Community Center

5:30 pm Mariachi San Jose Real

6:30 pm Los Al Jazz Band 2018

7:05 pm LW Pickelball/Rocky Mountains

7:20 pm The Cowboy Silent Movie

7:30 pm Life and Times in SB-

Paula Thomas

8:30 pm Harmonn Islanders

9 pm Cerritos Center-

Golden Dragon Acrobats

10:30 pm Cerritos Center-

The Four Tenors

Saturday, Nov. 21

4 pm Healthy Brain Aging

4:40 pm Free Kosher Food

5 pm Judge Carolyn John and Richard

6 pm Terry Otte/Abilene

Halloween Scarefest

7:30 pm Cowboy Silent Movie/ Rocky Mountains

7:45 pm North SB Community Center

8 pm LAUSD

11 pm Cerritos Center–

Matt Mauser

Sunday, Nov. 22

4 pm Seal Beach City Council

Meeting Replay 11/15

5:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

6:30 pm Aquarium-Decent to Depths

6:45 pm Wonderful World of Penguins

7 pm Life and Times in SB-

Paula Thomas

8 pm Road Trip: Rocky Mountains

8:08 pm Anna Derby’s 71st Birthday

9 pm Abilene Band

10 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012

10:30 pm Cabaret-Music round the world

11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Monday, Nov. 23

4 pm Cabaret-Music around the world

5:30 pm Mariachi San Jose Real

6:30 pm Aquarium- Decent into the  Depths

6:45 pm Aquarium- Wonderful World

of Penguins

7 pm LIVE at the Ford-Jazz 

Pilgrimage

8:30 pm Los Al Jazz Band 2018 V3

9:15 pm Tina and Tommy

10 pm Cypress Senior Chorus 2018

Tuesday, Nov. 24

4 pm Tina and Tommy

4:45 pm Flamingo Party

5:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers

6:05 pm Rocky Mountains

6:15 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012

7 pm Alaska Final Frontier/ Radio Club

7:15 pm Los Al Jazz Band 2018

7:50 pm Abilene Band Nov. 2018

8:30 pm Life and Times in SB:

Paula Thomas

9:30 pm Cerritos Center–

Matt Mauser

11:30 pm  Bob Cole Conservancy

Wednesday, Nov. 25

4 pm Tina and Tommy Oct. 2019

4:45 pm LW 50th Anniversary 2012

5:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 1

6:45 pm History of Las Vegas Part 2

8 pm Life and Times in SB-

Paula Thomas

9 pm Cerritos Center-

Golden Dragon Acrobatics

10:30 pm Cerritos Center-

The Four Tenors

11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

*All programming is subject to change.

GENERAL

AVON

Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/31/20

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JAFRA

By Helen

LW Resident. (562) 419-3557

www.jafra.com/hwells

Cosmetics, fragrances.

Shop for holiday now.

Business License #WEL0015. 12/17

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SHAKLEE

Delivered to your door. 

LW daughter 

Sandy Vander Woudefikse.

(562) 618-8731. 12/10

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CBD Joint Relief Body Cream

By Restoor Skin Essentials.

Gina, LW Resident.562-281-7103. Business License #MCQ0015. 12/31

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Travel Partner Wanted: Recently retired commercial pilot seeks travel partner. Call 562-572-0830. 12/03

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P.T. Summer Job 2021, LW Live In ok, no job too small, good cook & company, Refs, 4th Gr T.A. St Hedwig’s, Miami Res, Son in Fullerton. 

onunezhialeah@gmail.com

Óscar Núñez, CPA, FL RE Broker

305-924-6733. 12/31

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.

HANDYMAN

SERVICES

Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. 

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. 

(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22

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JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021

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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

BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING

We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.

Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.

Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

License #699080 

Serving LW since 1999. 12/10

PAINTING

Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 01/21

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Affordable – Professional, 

Licensed and Insured. 

Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, 

cabinets. Senior discounts. 

Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. 

License #1049257. 01/07/21

FLOOR COVERINGS

310-261-0571

Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/24

CARPET & UPHOLSTERY 

CLEANING & REPAIR

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988.

Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.

State Contractors Lic. #578194.01/21

SKYLIGHT SERVICES

SKYLIGHTS

CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.

Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 12/17

WINDOW WASHING

WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?

I Clean Inside & Outside Or…

Clean Outside Only and Save $$$.

(562) 600-0014. LW Resident,

Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach 

Business License #LIV0004. 12/03

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.

HOME CARE

PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 12/31/20

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I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770. 12/31

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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. 12/10/20

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MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/31/20

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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 12/31

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Do you need help getting things done? Call “your personal concierge.” Home organization, running errands, house/pet sitting, personal shopper, post ofice services and more! Reasonable rates. 

Call or text Lisa (949) 432-1877. 11/26

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Experienced caregiver, CNA, medication management, dementia, diabetic care, doctor appointments, errands, companionship, cooking & cleaning. Overnight care available. (714) 719-4951. 11/19

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Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Liensed by the state. 

Gloria 949-371-7425. 01/14/21

BEAUTY SERVICES

Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198. 11/26

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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. 12/03

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Stylish haircut at home. Countless clients w/referrals.  

Gabriel 562-708-3170. License #B50551. 12/24

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Licensed Barber in your home. Sheer/clipper cuts, ears, nose, eyebrows, trim. $15. 562-565-3683. 11/26

HOUSE CLEANING

MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT

WINDOWS,

HOUSECLEANING

CALL PHIL AT

562-881-2093

Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 12/10

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Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. 

Call 949-899-7770. 12/31

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Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal

Beach License LUC0001.12/31

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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. 12/17

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MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE

We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A. Call 562-505-1613. 01/28

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General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 01/14/21

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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. 01/21

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 11/19

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John’s Computer Services

562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training,

Software, Wireless, Internet

Security. LW Resident

 SB License FUH0001. 01/21/21

AUTOS WANTED

ANY KIND OF CAR

Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 01/14/21

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call: 714-292-9124. 05/13/21

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Golf cart for sale in excellent condition. Call 562-413-2958 and come see. 11/19

TRANSPORTATION

Need a lift? Pam Miller. 

LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 11/19

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Rides by Russ

For over 5 years I have been 

giving all types of rides to 

Leisure World residents. 

Airports, doctors, shopping and errands. 714-655-1544. 11/19

Autos/Boats/RV’s

Trailers FOR SALE

ELECTRIC CAR PADS

Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.

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‘99 Coachman, model 247QB Futura. Light travel trailer. Only used once a year. Like new inside. Must see to appreciate. Every-thing needed included. Ready to go. Slip six. $8,500. (562) 430-5812. 11/19

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 12/17

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A FRIEND AND A TRUCK

Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 12/17

MISCELLANEOUS  FOR SALE

Extra large medical bed, air mattress, quicky wheelchair, hoyer lift, cough machine. By single piece or all.

562-341-8470. 11/19

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Samsung curved 55” 4K HD smart LED TV. $100. 714-585-0464. 11/19

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Like new small power recliner from Living Spaces. Grey. 562-375-8370.

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Gem Quality UNCUT RAW TOURMALINE collection, all colors, for sale. Call for an appointment to see. 562-598-6121, feel free to leave a message for a return call. Mutual 15 resident. 11/26

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New in box air mattress, twin, extra long with controls. 562-431-8200. 11/19

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Christmas boutique, Mutual 15, 1860 McKinney Way, 21A. You need it? We have it! Candles and more candles! Gifts for family and friends. Lights, ornaments, pictures & frames. Small Christmas trees, King size headboard, black with silver trim, rice cooker, Lane cabinets, yarn, Tiffany style light fixture and much much more. Masks and virus protocol required. 562-843-6963. 11/26

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Private sale. No calls before 9 a.m. November 20, Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Go Christmas shopping at my apartment, stay safe! Christmas new dolls, 3’ corolle dolls, new clothes, new bedding, most still in plastic. Sales by appointment only. Mask required. 562-466-0303. 11/19

CARPORTS WANTED

Wanted carport for rent to park a Sea-Doo. 425-647-1220. 

grossrick@msn.com. 12/03

CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE

4 cemetery plots together. Rose Hills Whittier. Garden of Affection. $11,000 OBO. 626-484-5575. Text me. 11/12