Page 1, General News
Man Dies in Fire
An 83-year-old resident of Mutual 11 who was apparently overcome by smoke after a fire broke out in his unit in Mutual 11’s Building 273 on March 29 has died.
A woman living in an adjacent unit smelled smoke and called Security at 1:51 a.m., Monday. Security called 911 and immediately sent officers to the building. They saw smoke pouring out of the attic vents and used the key in the lockbox to open the metal security door of the end unit involved. Smoke and flames were too dense to allow entry.
Officers evacuated the building, making sure all residents were escorted to safety, according to Security reports.
Firefighters arrived at the scene in minutes and were able to contain the fire to 273-G. The fire was fully extinguished by 2:15 a.m. During a search of the unit, firefighters discovered an unresponsive man in the bedroom. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to Security reports.
The fire’s origin was traced to the electric stovetop in the kitchen, according to the OCFA fire report. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
During the evacuation, Pastor Bruce Humes from First Christian Church, which is adjacent to Building 273, opened up the church so the evacuees could stay warm until the status of their units could be determined.
At 3:47 a.m., the OCFA stated that the evacuees could return to their residences.
Security has set up caution tape and barrier fencing to secure the unit.
3-day anti-hate rally starts today
On March 24 and 29, LW residents and their neighbors stood in unity against all forms of prejudice at the Globe and Veterans Plaza (see adjacent stories).
LW is a tolerant community, blessed with a diversity of cultures that enrich people’s lives. GRF condemns hate of all kinds and invites everyone to raise their hands in unity at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot today, Friday, April 2; and Saturday, April 3, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Staff and Golden Age Foundation volunteers will be there to help people add their handprints to the Unity Banner.
Wear a mask, respect social distancing and lend a hand to the call to stamp out racism in LWSB.
Anti-hate protest draws 100s
By Ruth Osborn
Leisure World is a crazy quilt kind of place. Overall it’s blanketing, cozy and warm. On the outside, it looks abstractly arranged, whimsically unpredictable and beautifully busy.
But most people who live here know that—like the crazy quilt—LW is not a random batch of people. It has its own unique pattern excellently stitched together so that, on the whole, residents feel included and protected.
“Community Unity” is not just a motto; it’s real.
That’s why news of an anonymous hate letter sent to a grieving Mutual 1 Korean-American widow came as a shock to this community.
The outpouring of support has been overwhelming since March 22, the day the letter arrived.
It was postmarked on March 19.
That day was already the saddest of days for the family of Byong Choi, who died Feb. 24. It was the day of his memorial service at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Three days later, the letter arrived. “Watch out! Pack your bags and go back to your country where you belong!”
It was devastating.
The letter, which police believe was most likely written by a LW resident, was intercepted by a daughter, who sent it to her three sisters, including Claudia Choi, who has become the family spokesperson.
“I wanted to let the media know,” said Claudia, “because Asian Americans receive these kind of insults all the time. We are told to ‘go home’ and made to feel like we are not Americans, even though most are business owners and professionals who have contributed to their communities for years.
“We have endured these insults and just kept working harder. But recent violent attacks have made it clear we can no longer be silent,” said Choi, 46.
“When people dehumanize, insult and threaten a group, and there is no pushback, it makes it easier to attack them on a deeper level—whether it’s cruelly sending a hate letter to a elderly woman during the most vulnerable time in her life or physically attacking an Asian American on the street or murdering women in their place of work. The racism needs to stop before it escalates. We need to speak up now.”
And she did.
She called the Seal Beach Police Department and GRF officials. An investigation was immediately launched. The GRF condemned the letter and has launched an anonymous tip line at (562) 472-1273. People can also leave information at email@example.com. The GRF has authorized a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
Leisure World, Seal Beach, has become the focus of local and national media not only for the hate exposed here, but also for the tsunami of residents rising up against it.
By the hundreds they began posting on social media expressing unbridled support for the Choi family. Columns and letters to the editor began pouring in to the LW Weekly (see page 4, 18, 22). Letters of support and flowers started arriving at the Chois’ LW home.
A Raise Your Hands in Unity rally is set for today; tomorrow, April 2; and Saturday, April 3, at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. LWers can add their handprints to the Unity Banner that will be displayed as a call to stamp out racism in LW.
The Korean American Association sponsored a rally Monday at Veterans Plaza, featuring Claudia Choi, U.S. Representative Michelle Park Steel, 48th congressional district; and Harley Rouda, former U.S. Representative for California’s 48th congressional district; and representatives from the Republican and Democratic clubs, among other luminaries (see story, page 1).
On March 24, hundreds of sign-carrying LWers were joined by people who drove from as far away as Los Angeles to show support. The Senior Patriots for Peace and Democratic Club hosted the protest near the Main Gate.
Jean Grier of Mutual 9 was there. She said she was so angry when she saw the news report that she had to do something, so she posted an offer to forward cards of support and flowers to the Choi family. Hundreds of people from inside LW and beyond the walls responded.
“I was overwhelmed with anger and felt I had no place to put it,” said Grier, an 11-year resident of Mutual 9. “How could this be happening in my America, in my Leisure World. And while we see it on the news daily, I was dumbfounded that it is right here under my nose. My objective in posting it online was to raise awareness and also the share the burden of my outrage.”
She speaks for many in Leisure World who say they are broken-hearted that this has happened in what has been a refuge for most.
“We were proud that (the Chois) were active members of our Karaoke Club since about 2013,” said Karoke Club hosts Margie Thompson and Walk Bier.
Byong was well-known here. In addition to karaoke, he loved the elaborate parties hosted by the Filipino Association of LW. He was an avid golfer, hanging out with buddies Ned Sprow and Reggie Johnson. He especially loved to sing and found many outlets here, including the church choir, Community Sing and Community Karaoke Club.
Karaoke leaders Thompson and Bier decried the horrific turn of events and remembered Byong as a man with a smile and a greeting for everyone.
“Over the years, the Chois celebrated their birthdays and anniversaries on karaoke night,” said Thompson. “Several times, their four lovely daughters and fine sons-in-law came, and even the young grandkids from the East Coast had fun taking the stage and singing with Grandpa. He is greatly missed.”
Ethel Carter, president of Community Sing, agreed, saying she and Byong shared a love of singing. She remembers him as a great asset to the group. She said the always-helpful singer often brought his talented family members and friends in the LW Korean community to perform at the half-time shows.
Seal Beach police are investigating the letter, which was processed at a USPS facility in Los Angeles, as a hate crime. It is being tested for fingerprints and DNA, said Lt. Nick Nicholas of the SBPD. Investigators are also analyzing the letter’s handwriting, canvassing LW mutuals and reviewing surveillance video, said Seal Beach Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak.
“Hate directed toward any member of our community is disgusting and will not be tolerated,” Gonshak said in a written statement. “Across the county, we are seeing more and more violence committed against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. We will not allow this to happen in Seal Beach.”
Or in Leisure World, says GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny: “Our core purpose is to provide a welcoming, safe and inclusive community where every resident experiences a true sense of belonging. The Golden Rain Foundation categorically states that acts of hate speech/bias crime will not be tolerated here.”
Last week, Claudia’s sister Sue Choi, 52, appealed to the letter writer. On Nextdoor, she wrote that the author must be dealing with something “deeply disturbing.” And she offered to open a dialogue with the person in the hope of reconciliation.
“I believe racism is often a mix of ignorance and lack of experience,” she wrote. “If you, the author of that letter, might want to expand your world and yourself, I am happy to meet you.”
She also noted that “overt racism is not something new to me and my family.”
But not here. According to Claudia, the Chois never before experienced racism in Leisure World.
Originally from Busan, South Korea, Byong moved to Indianapolis with his wife in 1970. He, his wife, Yong, and three of their four daughters were naturalized in 1982. Claudia was born in the U.S.
Choi and his wife owned and operated a Chinese restaurant.
Nine years ago, the couple moved to Southern California to be closer to their daughters. A Korean friend recommended Leisure World, saying it was safe.
An estimated 25 percent of Leisure World residents are of Asian descent.
Despite the turmoil and pain caused by the letter, Sue Choi issued the following statement last week: “We are deeply moved by the outpouring of support, from both the GRF and the residents, for our mother during her time of grieving.
“The immediate and generous responses by so many have touched our entire family. Byong and Yong moved here in 2013 and were delighted to share in the collective joy of living a dynamic and active life in their golden years.”
“From our hearts to yours, we thank you for being a part of their lives, in good times and bad.”
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Byong Choi’s name to the Korean American Scholarship Fund at KASF.org.
SB Police Detective Jon Ainley is the lead investigator and can be contacted at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1113, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choi Sisters are touched by outpouring of support
Hundreds of LW residents and outside guests, including U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Park Steel, attended a rally to stand unified against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate on March 29.
Veterans Plaza was filled with sign-waving people of all ethnicities and ages to decry a March 22 hate letter sent to a LW resident of Korean descent. The rally was sponsored by the Korean American Association, which invited all who love peace and hate racism in any form.
In addition to Congresswoman Steel, notable speakers included Claudia Choi representing the Choi family, Mary Larson, LW Democratic Club president; Brian Harmon, LW Republican Club vice president; Ren Villanueva, Filipino Association of LW; and The Board of Directors of the KAA.
“We are going to raise our voices and support each other,” said Congressman Steel, adding that she and Congresswoman Katie Porter are working to protect the AAPI community with a bipartisan resolution, H.R. 153, introduced in the House of Representatives last month.
The resolution goes beyond condemning hate crimes. It encourages perpetrators to be brought to justice by both local and federal law enforcement.
“Hate crime cannot be accepted anywhere in America,” Steel said.
Claudia Choi praised the GRF for strongly condemning the letter and said her family was most touched by the support of so many residents who “reached out with cards and letters.”
“My parents’ neighbors want them to know that they are loved and supported and bigotry has no place in LW.”
A peaceful demonstration was held after the rally, which was covered by Michele Gile for KCAL 9 and CBS 2 new, among other outlets.
—Ruth Osborn, managing editor
What is a Hate Crime
“Hate crimes” are defined as crimes that are hostile, targeting a person merely as a result of his or her disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
And they are on the rise.
Hate crimes in the U.S. rose to the highest level in more than a decade last year, according to an FBI report.
Hate crimes have been increasing in the U.S. almost every year since 2014. Campaign groups warn this comes amid rising bigotry and racist rhetoric.
According to a study from California State University, Long Beach, anti-Asian hate crimes surged 145 percent in 2020.
The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino reports that hate crimes against Asian-Americans in Los Angeles more than doubled from 2019 to 2020.
The FBI categorizes hate crimes as a traditional offense like murder, arson or vandalism with an added element of bias.
For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity,” according to FBI.gov.
Hate itself is not a crime—and the FBI is mindful of protecting freedom of speech and other civil liberties.
As for hate crimes, they are of the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program because of the devastating impact they have on families and communities.
Traditionally, FBI investigations of hate crimes were limited to crimes in which the perpetrators acted based on a bias against the victim’s race, color, religion or national origin. In addition, investigations were restricted to those wherein the victim was engaged in a federally protected activity. With the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, the Bureau became authorized to also investigate crimes committed against those based on biases of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or gender.
The FBI has gathered and published hate crime statistics every year since 1992. In 2019, the last year FBI statistics are available, 7,103 single-bias incidents were reported as follows:
• 55.8 percent were motivated by a race/ethnicity/ancestry bias.
• 21.4 percent were prompted by religious bias.
• 16.8 percent resulted from sexual-orientation bias.
• 2.8 percent were motivated by gender-identity bias.
• 2.2 percent were prompted by disability bias.
• 1.0 percent were motivated by gender bias.
GRF Tax Program
The IRS has extended the filing deadline for 2020 federal tax return to May 17. Therefore, the AARP Tax Program sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) has extended it tax preparation service to May 5.
The service is offered Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Appointments are required. No walk-ins are allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
To schedule an appointment, call (562)596-1987. Leave your name and telephone number. A GAF volunteer will call you back. People are advised to answer their telephones even though the calling number will not be familiar or may be a blocked number.
After an appointment is scheduled, people will be given instructions on how to pick up the intake/interview sheet and other documents to complete at home before their appointments. These interview sheets will not be available at the LW Library this year.
At the appointment, residents will be required to wear masks and stay 6 feet apart. They will be interviewed on the patio of Clubhouse 3 outside of the new Knowledge and Learning Center across from the LW Library. An AARP volunteer will scan all documents to a secure server. After the documents are scanned, they will be returned to the resident and an appointment will be scheduled for a return visit the following week to pick up completed federal and state returns.
Returns will be prepared and quality reviewed by IRS-certified tax-aide counselors who will be working at home using the resident’s scanned documents. Only the counselor assigned to a return will have access to a resident’s scanned documents. The electronic files will be restricted to view only. The tax aide will be unable to copy, print, share or download the file. All returns will be prepared using Tax Slayer Pro Online software over a secure Internet connection.
At the return visit, a counselor will review the completed return with the resident, who will sign the documents, allowing them to be electronically filed. Once the return is finalized, it will be e-filed that day and scanned documents will be deleted within 48 hours after being accepted by IRS and the Franchise Tax Board.
Some returns do not meet the Scope guidelines and cannot be prepared. This program can only prepare returns for full-year residents of California for 2020. People who are married must file a Married Filed Joint return. Returns with rental property or the sale of anything other than a California residence or stocks, bonds and mutual funds cannot be prepared.
New Scope restrictions: The program cannot prepare any Schedule Cs for self-employed individuals. Broker statements for the sale of stock or other commodities cannot exceed 15 pages.
Amended returns for 2020 or prior years cannot be prepared. People who received a distribution from an IRA or retirement plan and will include the amount in income over the next three years or who plan to repay the amount in three years cannot have returns prepared through this program.
CalFresh can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods.
CalFresh is funded by the USDA and administered through the Community Action Partnership in Leisure World to help improve the health and nutrition of people with lower incomes.
Requirements to Apply:
• You must have at least one citizen or legal permanent resident with a Social Security number living in your household (including children).
• You may qualify for CalFresh even if you have a full- or part-time job.
• Gross monthly income must be less than the amounts listed: One-person household, $2,128; two-person household, $2,874.
• Seniors, those on SSI or those with a disability can apply and may be eligible for CalFresh.
• Documents needed to apply: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of income and resident card (if applicable, receipt of rent and receipt of one utility bill).
Upon application, income and many other factors are taken into account to determine eligibility. For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/.
Leisure World residents can get help and more information by calling Cindy Tostado, LCSW, GRF member resource and assistance liaison, (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.
—from the California
Department of Social Services
CAP Food Distribution
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be April 15.
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 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 (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.
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:
Partial Lane Closures on
Seal Beach Boulevard
for Median Work
Crews began median removal on Seal Beach Boulevard between Lampson Avenue and Old Ranch Parkway this week. This work will require lane reductions on Seal Beach Boulevard continuously for the duration of the work.
The center median will be demolished, removed and reconstructed to allow for the addition of a dual left turn lane from southbound Seal Beach Boulevard to the northbound I-405 on-ramp.
Activities include median removal, landscaping/tree removal, excavation, concrete work, backfilling, striping and street/median restoration.
Median work was anticipated to begin March 29 and is expected to last for about a week. Daytime work hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Nighttime work hours are 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m.
This work may be loud.
Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup. Email email@example.com 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.
25-year news deliveryman retires today
by Ruth Osborn
Today is the first day in 25 years that LW residents in Mutuals 3-7 haven’t gotten their LA Times, Press-Telegrams and OC Registers from the ever-cheerful Michael Chubbs.
Today is the first day of his retirement.
It’s also the first day in a quarter century that Chubbs has not hit the alarm button at 3 a.m., rolled out of bed and headed to a warehouse where he loads hundreds of newspapers into a truck and drives them to LW.
Today is the first in two-and-one-half decades that Chubbs has not started his day wending his cart through LW, delivering each and every newspaper with kid gloves.
He knows who likes the paper early and who likes it later. So he makes two rounds of his daily route. He knows who wants it on the patio and who wants it at the front door. He’s the one who delivers all the missed papers to LW doors every single day.
Over the years, he has been a life saver. He rescued a resident who had fallen and spent the night on the floor.
“It’s quiet at that time of the morning,” he said. “And I could hear her crying for help.” He called Security, and the woman was taken to the hospital with a broken hip. She told him she knew he’d be by at a certain time, so that’s when she started hollaring.
He’s returned lost wanderers to their homes. He’s chased coyotes away from pets and he’s helped a person or three who fell out of bed back to safety. He’s returned keys left in front doors and shut doors that were left wide open.
He did that seven days a week for 25 years. Until four years ago, Chubbs went to his job with the U.S. Postal Service after delivering all those papers in LW, often getting home after 6 p.m.
He even logged a 16-year stretch of perfect attendance—never missing a day of delivering. His daughter Monique, one of five children, felt compelled to schedule an evening wedding to make sure her father would be able to attend.
Needless to say, the former postal worker has a lot of friends in Leisure World, who are so sorry to say goodbye. He’s an early morning fixture, and he leaves a big hole.
He said he has enjoyed working with residents over the years. Many of them have his personal cell number so they can call directly for help.
“I just love Leisure World,” he said. “I especially love to see the people married for 40, 50 and 60 years walking down the street holding hands.”
It reminds him of the power of love, that the positive will always outshine the negative.
With his easy smile and affable manner, Chubbs delivered a lot more than newspapers in his time here. He delivered friendly waves, big smiles, a helping hand, a way home and a can-do spirit.
So he’s the perfect guy for his next chapter. He will be spending more time at the helm of his family-owned business, Agape Home Care, which specializes in providing high-level, in-home care services. Several clients are LW residents.
“I’m retiring from 3 a.m. mornings, not from work,” he said.
And that’s a good thing because he will still be in and out of LW, spreading his particular brand of joie de vivre.
From the Editor
On March 22, a member of the LW community and your fellow shareholder received an anonymous letter of hate and discrimination. This crime is under full investigation. The GRF is committed to realizing the community’s vision of unity and the founding premise of neighbor helping neighbor. Its core purpose is to provide a welcoming, safe and inclusive community where every resident experiences a true sense of belonging. The Golden Rain Foundation states emphatically that acts of hate speech/bias will not be tolerated. There has been an outpouring of support for LW’s Asian American Pacific Islander community and the Choi family in particular, as expressed in the letters and columns printed here.
Letters to the Editor
I want to pay tribute to and acknowledge a special friend that our community has lost—Byong Choi. His presence, personality and friendliness were unforgettable.
He participated in many clubs and events and was appreciated wherever he went. I saw him in several multicultural situations having fun and bringing joy to others. I laughed with him. I ballroom-danced with him, and line-danced with him too. His spiritual conviction was apparent as was his love for lovely wife.
I recall how he supported our hula group, reserving a table for his friends when he could for our hula shows.
We miss you, good friend, but are sure you are in a better place.
Since 1973, the Golden Age Foundation has been committed to its vision to enhance the quality of life to all 8,100-plus shareholders.
Our board members and volunteers represent and celebrate the rich diversity of our community. The Golden Age Foundation stands with the Golden Rain Foundation in condemning any hate speech/bias or racism.
The GAF has benefited from the generosity and ongoing support of clubs, organizations and churches that mirror the rich diversity of the LW community. Some of these groups include:
•Filipino Association of Leisure World
•Hui O Hula Club
•Leisure World Women’s Club
•Leisure World Community Church
•Seal Beach Sa Rang Church
•Seal Beach Cornerstone Church
•The Joyful Line Dance Club
•The Korean American Association
• The Korean American Choral Group
• The Sunshine Club
• Y’s Service Club
Please stand with us against any and all discrimination.
GAF Board member
What have I learned in the last week? There are many places in LW that celebrate diversity. The Sunshine Club is one of them. It is a place where everyone gets along, no matter what their background or skin color. No matter what, when you walk through the door into your first meeting, you are a friend, a friend with an opportunity to make more friends, get to know your neighbors, listen to guest speakers, receive information about your community and enjoy delectable treats in a sociable atmosphere, all with no dues and no membership fees.
We don’t discuss politics or religion. We don’t do hate. We want to be living examples of unity. We are ambassadors promoting harmony in our community. As you can imagine, this is a difficult time.
Since Jan. 12, 2012, the Sunshine Club has succeeded in making everyone a friend. Sometimes people are turned away at the door when they arrive too late and letting them in would mean exceeding room capacity.
But this week I learned that not everyone in LW wants to be part of the Sunshine Club. Some people do not want to be harmonious with all and friendly to all. Some people don’t want to be living examples of unity. They must not understand that we are all one.
There is a saying that goes “what happens to one happens to all.” I am proud to claim my membership in the Sunshine Club and stand in unity with all people, all religions, all races, all genders, all abilities, all are loved. Thank you Sunshine Club!
It’s happening here. My former associates in Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., asked us why we moved to Southern California. Our response was been quick. We moved to a place closer to heaven. Heaven has 1,000 steps and our place has 999 steps.
When we leave this world, all we need to do is to climb up just one step, then, voila, wer’re in heaven. Does heaven have hatred?
Our friend Byong Gook Choi, longtime LW resident, died at the age of 83, leaving a his loving wife and three daughters. Byong was an active members of several clubs, including golf and line dancing. He was smiling and gregarious person. On March 19 at the funeral day, Byong’s wife received a handwritten letter, expressing satisfaction that Byong was gone and threatening his wife, saying go back to your country where you belong or watch out.
Not only COVID 19 is spreading like a wild fire, but the virus of hatred, especially Asia hatred is inflaming Americans’ minds. This virus is even has crept into our Leisure World, a heavenly place. Do we have vaccine to cure this hatred? Can we afford not to cure this hatred?
Jane J. Nam
With the COVID-19 vaccine universally becoming available, we finally begin to see the end of the year-old tunnel formed by the insidious virus. For Asian-Americans, however, we may be forced to confront and endure yet another deadly virus for a second time in the form of anti-Asian hate crimes.
We know there have been more than 3,800 incidences of hate crime perpetrated against Asian and Pacific Islanders in California from March 2020- February 2021, witj 44 percent of those crimes committed in Los Angeles and Orange counties. As relatively a newcomer to Leisure World, I have felt blessed to be able to live in this wonderful community free of such ugliness—until recently when a longtime resident-family of our community received an anonymous racist hate when the family was mourning the loss of a family member. My heart sank.
It is devoutly hoped that the ugly incident was an isolated, single case, an anomaly, that most of our community condemn as ignorant, childish behavior, striving to maintain the beautiful oasis that is our Leisure World!
We at LW Art League welcome everyone with open arms into our community. We support diversity and condemn any form of hate, racism and discrimination.
Offensive and hurtful acts and statements directed to a person because of his/her ethnicity, color of skin and religion have no place in our community. Our members express sympathy and condolences to the Choi family,who suffered a loss of a loved one and experienced a despicable act of hate and racism. LW Art League stands united in solidarity with the Asian Pacific Islander peoples.
representing Art League members
I like to share with you my thought regarding incidents of assaults or abuses against Asians. I have been thinking what is my role is in this situation while my heart is sad and aching.
This morning while I was praying following thought came to me.
1. We are living in country where many races, different cultures, different shapes and colors share. All are created by God who loves all dearly.
2. It is our duty to love God, ourselves and our neighbors.
3. All of us have bad spirits. Satan lives in us and we must fight back and win over with good spirits.
4. As loving children of God, we must live our lives fully to make ourselves and whole world better to be a kingdom of God.
Fire broke out in Building 273, Mutual 11, at about 1:30 a.m. on March 29. As instructed residents escaped the building to gather and stand in the cold on a green nearby while firefighters did their job. The evacuees would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Pastor Bruce Humes and his wife, Margaret. As soon as they learned about the emergency, they went to First Christian Church to open its doors to welcome evacuees, provide each of them with a place to sit or lay down, restrooms, hot coffee, pillows, bottled water, etc., un til the firemen allowed residents to return to their homes around 4 a.m.
Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
by Maureen Habel
Golden Age Foundation
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, author unknown.
I am a member of the “silent generation.” Perhaps we were called that because we grew up in an era in which we were taught to be obedient, respectful and, most of all, polite. The recent incident at Leisure World is appalling to most of us. It is not who we are or who we wish to be.
We must confront evil by both saying something and doing something. The first thing we can do is to reach out directly and personally this week to our Asian-American neighbors to tell them that we support them as valuable members of our community. We need to find ways to connect with them and listen to their distress and their fears.
The second thing we can do is to confront ignorance and discrimination by speaking up. I know that I have heard comments that disparage others whose ethnicity or backgrounds differ from ours in our clubhouses and during other activities. Often it’s in the form of an off-the-cuff comment or what passes as a joke. Not responding to such comments isn’t a neutral act—it implies agreement and only encourages the person expressing the biased and ignorant view to continue.
We’re not too old to learn how to break our silence, but I for one need to learn a new skill set. There are lots of books for children about how to respond to bullying. Insulting and denigrating Asian –Americans, African-Americans or Hispanic-Americans is the adult form of bullying. The LW Weekly could do a great service by publishing resources that help us seniors learn how to confront discriminatory comments in a way that doesn’t fracture relationships or end in a call to Security.
Now is not the time to be silent. It’s time to speak up.
by Jim Greer
LW Interfaith Council
Recent events worldwide have shown that prejudice and hate are prevalent in subtle and overt ways. You would think that in such a diverse and secluded neighborhood like Leisure World, it would not be so, but it is.
Threats made toward a community member because of his or her religion, race, country of origin or political leanings are abhorrent. Those who have been so threatened find it near impossible to know how to respond. Any one of us would be tempted to respond in kind. with equal anger, hatred or violence. But when we do, we become the thing we abhor.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness,” declared Martin Luther King Jr., “only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.” As a council of believers, the Leisure World Interfaith Council affirms that all human beings are the same species, children of a loving Creator. We declare that the only way to overcome hate is through love, compassion and unity within the community.
We invite all who live and work in Leisure World to join us on Friday, April 2, from noon-2 p.m. in the Amphitheater for a special outdoor Passover/Good Friday/Easter service. This special service is an opportunity to affirm the belief that only light and love can drive out darkness.
Rejecting hatred is only the start. The commandment to “love your enemies” is not an easy one to apply. There is no clear road map. But, in a Psychology Today article titled “From Hate to Love,” Robert W. Fuller, Ph.D., offers valuable advice:
“First, we can cease to perpetrate indignities. In order to open the door to accommodation, we have to show our antagonists the dignity we want them to extend to others and ourselves.” Fuller continues, “We must be willing to meet indignity with dignity, for however long it takes. Maintaining civility doesn’t mean giving in to others’ demands, but it does mean dealing with them respectfully.”
Next, Fuller prescribes that we “recognize that when real indignities do occur, a flash of righteous anger or a sharp verbal riposte pre-empts the slow burn of hate.” When our mothers responded to our impertinence with “shame on you,” the rebuke served as an instant attitude adjustment. And immediately following that scolding came a show of motherly love that relieved the fear we felt.
Today, in our confrontations, “as fear subsides, and we gain confidence to protest against the indignities that befall us and to apologize for those we ourselves commit, we deny hate the hothouse required for its gestation.”
Once hate is absent from our interactions, dignity is restored, and victim and antagonist are freed from their burdens. This is loving your enemies, and there are no shortcuts.
Fuller concludes, “This procedure applies not only to relationships between persons, but also to those between groups and nations.”
For those living here in this loving community, the road to reconciliation, forgiveness and atonement is available to all. We challenge all who live and serve within our walls to exercise respect for one another. Expect confrontation and disagreement, but see within each individual your mutual kinship as children of God. Never forget: “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
Editor’s Note: The following column was submitted by a Sunshine Club officer, whose name cannot be printed because she is candidate for a Mutual board in upcoming elections. All GRF and Mutual candidates are subject to a news blackout during election season, per GRF guidelines.
Leisure World was saddened last week to witness how a mean-spirited resident of our community deliberately caused pain to a grieving family simply because of a difference of racial background. It must be a huge burden to live with that much poisonous bias and such a hardened heart. May they know peace. For the rest of us, there is always hope.
Today the Sunshine Club would like to offer any who grieve a metaphor that has helped us understand the art of healing. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of putting broken pottery pieces back together with lacquer dusted with gold or precious metals—built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, we create an even stronger, more beautiful object than the original piece.
So instead of our scars (our hurts) making us weak, the beautiful repair increases our value. Whatever tragedy we may experience, we get to reframe that hardship (fill that crack with gold, if you will) and emerge stronger on the other side of it.
Using this as a metaphor for healing ourselves teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes in the process of repairing things that have broken, we create something more resilient, unique and beautiful.
Lastly, every Friday morning, there is a gathering via Zoom of lively LW Sunshine Club members (see page 15 for more information). The Sunshine Club was started by our own Anna Derby to help our Korean residents assimilate and enjoy this lovely community. Her effort quickly morphed into friends and neighbors who recognized a good topic and an opportunity to gather in fellowship. Today the club shares a lovely tossed-salad collection of neighbors representing a rainbow of colors and stations of life. There are no dues, fees, religion or politics.
Please accept this invitation to come and see for yourself.
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.
Fri., April 2 GRF Board Executive Session
virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., April 5 Special GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Mon., April 5 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., April 7 Physical Property Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., April 8 Communications/IT Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., April 9 Executive Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., April 12 Mutual Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., April 14 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., April 16 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Mon., April 19 Finance Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Tues., April 20 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Tues., April 27 GRF Board Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Mon., May 3 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Carport Cleaning Schedule 2021
Since most of the holidays in 2021 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, all carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday, with the exception of Thanksgiving (Nov. 25). The following carports will be cleaned the morning of Nov. 30:
Mutual 11: Carports 130 -131
Mutual 15: Carports 7-8, 10 and 13
Mutual 16: Carport 9
The following carports will be cleaned that afternoon:
Mutual 15: Carports 3, 6, 11-12
GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before.
Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.
Call for Candidates
Mutual and GRF election cycle continues
Since 1962, Leisure World, Seal Beach, has operated on a united community spirit. There is no one more interested in their home, Mutual and community than LWers and their fellow shareholders. Only they can truly understand the value of the LW life and lifestyle and have the motivation to see their Mutual, as well as the entire community, prosper.
Being part of a Mutual or GRF Board places shareholders in the middle of the decision-making process, with their voice and opinions heard as they represent their fellow shareholders for a collective benefit.
Pride in community, patience and motivation to help others are very important qualities for running for a seat on their Mutual or GRF Board. It is the strength of the vast and varied experience each director has, as well as the collective strength of the Board, that builds community and protects LW’s lifestyle and homes. The skills and knowledge a person has compiled through the years will be put to good use.
The duly elected Mutual and GRF Boards set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation and Trust property and all of its amenities. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—that is, their fellow shareholders. Board directors find solutions to existing problems, large and small. The job takes time, effort and a willingness to donate a portion of everyday life to the community.
As a community of more than 9,000 highly qualified shareholders, there is so much expertise to offer. New ideas and perspectives are always needed, which means volunteers are needed. Though most deadlines have passed, there’s still time for candidates for Mutual 17, as well as the GRF Board of Directors.
The schedule below gives more details as to the Mutuals’ and GRF elections schedule. Anyone interested in or who has questions relating to becoming a candidate for his or her Mutual or GRF Board of Directors should contact the Stock Transfer Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., April 1 Presidents’ Council
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., April 6 Mutual 16
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Tues., April 6 Mutual 17
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., April 8 Mutual 12
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., April 9 Mutual 3
virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., April 12 Mutual 9
virtual 9 a.m.
GRF Special BOD Meeting Agenda
Monday, April 5, 10 a.m.
Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream
To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The live-streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.
1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
2) Roll Call
3) President’s Comments
4) Shareholder/Member Comments
a) Written, submitted prior to meeting
b) Verbal, via live streaming
Note: Foundation Shareholders/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).) Each speaker is limited to: four minutes when there are no more than 15 speakers; three minutes for 16-25; and two minutes for more than 26.
5) New Business
a) AB 3182
i) FINAL VOTE: 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use of Trust Property—Rules
b) Architectural Design and Review Committee
i) Approve Statue Relocation
c) COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee
i) Adopt 70-1449-3, California COVID Action Levels—Procedures
d) Executive Committee
i) FINAL VOTE: Amend 30-5093-2, Member/Owner (M/O) Renter/Lessee (R/L) Rules of Conduct, Non-compliance with Rules of Conduct—Fines and Penalties
e) Consent Calendar: Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
i) FINAL VOTE: Adopt 80-5580-1, Entry Passes—Rules
ii) FINAL VOTE: Adopt 80-1930-1, Traffic—Rules
iii) FINAL VOTE: Adopt 80-1937-1, Parking—Rules
iv) FINALVOTE: Adopt 80-1937-2, Parking—Fines
v) Rescind 80-5536-1, Guest Passes
vi) Rescind 80-1920-1, Traffic Rules and Regulations
vii) Rescind 80-1925-1, Traffic Rules and Regulations—Enforcement on Trust Property
viii) Rescind 80-1927-1, Parking Rules for Trust Property
ix) Rescind 80-1928-1, Golf Cart and Low Speed Vehicle Rules
6) Board Member Comments
7) Next Meeting/Adjournment
The next regular GRF Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for April 27 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Arts & Leisure
Hui O Hula
Dancers honor the joy of spring and birthdays
Today, April 1, is not only April Fool’s Day, but also hula dancer Pat Fellers’ birthday. Fellers has been with Hui O Hula from the group’s beginning.
The hula dancers and band recently had fun celebrating another birthday, that of Donna Cooper of Mutual 15. On March 20, the performers dressed in colorful mu’umu’u and aloha shirts to honor the occasion as well as the first day of spring.
“My Orchid Lei” was performed to celebrate spring. Composed by Jojo Weingart’s Honolulu neighbor, the late Victor Rittenband, the song begins, “flowers always bring the happiness of spring”; at the end of the song, the dancers presented their colorful lei to the gathered guests.
The group also performed Cooper’s favorite Hawaiian song, “Puamana,” about a lovely home on Maui—“not unlike our homes here in Leisure World,” said Weingart.
Kaye Huff danced the Hawaiian wedding for Cooper’s granddaughter and bride-to-be, Mindy.
Hui O Hula extend “mahalo a nui,” or many thanks, for the invitation to perform on such a beautiful day.
On a less joyful note, Hui O Hula was saddened to hear about the hate mail delivered to the family of the recently deceased Byong Choi, whom the club describes as friendly and charming, adding he often supported them at hula parties and performances by giving cheers.
The multicultural group expresses aloha for all and invites everyone to join them in learning hula on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. at Veterans Plaza. Masks are required.
Anyone who wants to book a free show should call the event coordinator at (562) 431-2242.
Technology Classes by Miryam
Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are held every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. Topics change each session, all of which are closed captioned. For an invitation, email Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need help setting up a microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins.
Registration is required at least six hours prior to allow for technological issues.
April 13: iPhone
April 27: Beginner’s Guide to Gmail
• It’s been reported that fraudsters are using telemarketing calls, emails, text messages, social-media platforms and even door-to-door visits to collect personal information and finances from individuals while promising to provide a vaccination. Please be careful!
• 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.
Master Gardener Zoom Workshops
The GRF Mini Farm’s Master Gardeners offer monthly workshops on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Zoom links can be found on the mini farm website at www.lwsb.com/mini-farm/ on the morning of each workshop. All are welcome to attend, but current and prospective mini farmers are especially encouraged to join. The dates and topics are:
April 8: Gopher Management
May 13: Terrific Tomatoes
June 10: Insect Pest Management
More workshops will be offered later in the year, possibly
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 email@example.com.
Leisure World Library reopens April 5
The Leisure World Library recently announced it will reopen for in-person visits on Monday, April 5. The pick-up program has been suspended, and the Library’s open hours of Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., will be reinstated.
Though the hours will revert to the pre-pandemic schedule, there are some precautions that will be in place to continue to minimize exposure to COVID-19. (Even fully vaccinated residents can still contract the virus.) The library will limit the number of shareholders inside the building at any given time, so visitors may need to wait to enter if the recommended capacity has been reached. Library staff expect any potential lines to be short, with shade provided for LWers’ comfort. Visits to the library should be kept within 10-15 minutes to ensure everybody who would like to enter has the opportunity to do so. Staff will prompt bibliophiles to complete their visit if it’s been noticed they have been inside for more than 15 minutes.
In keeping with continued CDC guidance, all visitors are required to wear a mask that completely covers both their nose and mouth. Face shields may be worn in addition to, but not in place of, masks. Anyone who removes his or her mask will be asked to replace it immediately; if they refuse to comply or remove it again, they will be asked to leave.
During this initial phase of reopening, newspapers are not available and all seating has been temporarily relocated from the library.
Fax and copy service will be available, as it was prior to the Library’s closure. Regardless of whether they intend to borrow any materials, those seeking this service will need to wait in line to enter the Library if it is at capacity.
“We know many of you are eager to use our computer and printing services,” Library staff said in a release. “We are happy to be able to provide this service again for purpose-driven visits.” Because of the limited number of shareholders who can be inside the building, only two computers will be available to use by appointment only. Each appointment has a 20-minute duration. Starting April 5, interested shareholders may call (562) 598-2431 during business hours to schedule a time. Visitors who arrive late forfeit any lost time; the reservation will not be extended. The Library reserves the right to limit the amount of computer appointments an individual may make in a single week to better ensure computer access for all.
Computer kiosks will be cleaned between each reservation, and there will be regular cleaning of high-touch equipment and common area surfaces. In addition, all items returned to the library will be cleaned before being placed back on the shelves.
The Friends of the Library is not included in the current phase of reopening; LWers with donations are asked to continue to hold onto them.
“We are excited to have the community return to the library,” the staff said, “and ask for your patience over the coming weeks as we work to best serve you all.”
The Chess Club publishes weekly puzzles to keep the love of the game alive until its members meet to play in person again.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. The solution to this week’s puzzle’s first move is White Nc5. The Knight moves from e4 to c5, and the Black’s answer is Qb6 takes c5. Two more moves with White is checkmate.
Join the Leisure Bikers on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Sunday’s ride often includes breakfast and a 2-mile nature hike.
Helmets, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more details.
Literature Art Contest
The Leisure World Library is sponsoring a Literature Art Contest, for which LWers are asked to re-create a scene or pay tribute to a suggested famous work of fiction.
Any artistic medium—paint, ceramic, sculpture, wood, paper, needlecraft or other handcraft—will be accepted, but artists should be mindful that submitted works will be on display outside for several hours.
Participants will need to choose from among the following classics, all of which have been adapted into movies:
• “The Great Gatsby”
• “The Three Musketeers”
• “The Old Man and the Sea”
• “Gone with the Wind”
• “The Hobbit”
• “Huckleberry Finn”
• “Call of the Wild”
• “To Kill a Mockingbird”
• “Little Women”
• “Pride and Prejudice”
• “The Wizard of Oz”
• “Treasure Island”
• “Alice in Wonderland”
• “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Completed entries, accompanied by a copy of the entry form, should be dropped off at the library April 12-15, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Entry forms will be printed in the LW Weekly (see below), as well as available at the library.
Artworks will be displayed at Veterans Plaza on April 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with winners announced promptly at 2 p.m. First place receives $200, second place receives $100, and third place receives $50 in Visa gift cards.
Local museums offer new experiences in safe spaces
by Patty Marsters
With Orange County now in the orange tier, museums have begun reopening to the public, though at a reduced capacity so as to follow the CDC’s recommended guidelines.
All the locations mentioned below are currently open; face masks are required, and social distancing is monitored. Some hours may be limited, so check with each museum before you go.
Muckenthaler Cultural Center: Don’t miss this chance to see “The Persistence of Memory: Salvador Dali and His Influence,” which closes April 8. Reservations to the controversial, mysterious, eccentric surrealist’s works are timed and limited to no more than four people at a time. The sculpture garden is also open. For more information, visit themuck.org.
Bowers Museum: In addition to its regular collections, there are a few higher-profile exhibits available at this celebrated Santa Ana institution. Drawing much attention is “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic,” which opened just before the shutdown in March 2020. More than 400 objects—including original artwork, costumes and props—tell the story of the Walt Disney Company and the man who opened “The Happiest Place on Earth” on a patch of land in Anaheim. Also of note is “Test of Medal: Charles J. Shaw and the Montford Point Marines,” which focuses on the first Black drill instructor to train an integrated platoon of Marines. Shaw moved to Santa Ana in 1956 and opened the Bar-B-Que Pit. Advance tickets for specific times are required for entry; purchase them at bowers.org. Hand sanitizer stations are available, but drinking fountains are closed, and there are no courtesy wheelchairs available.
Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University: Disney-lovers will find more just down the railroad tracks at this museum across the street from the Metrolink station and a Ruby’s Diner. “‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?’: A Groundbreaking Animation Classic” features 30 original cels from the “satirical, eye-popping, heartfelt love letter to the art of animation,” most with photographic backgrounds showing the live actors. Also showing is “Los Angeles Area Scene Paintings,” with works by acclaimed California artists from the early 20th century to today. A video preview is available at hilbertmuseum.org. Admission is free, but visitors are limited to 12 or fewer at any time, with no more than four people in a group or “pod.”
Laguna Art Museum: While you wait for “Matthew Rolston, Art People: The Pageant Portraits” to open in June, check out “Hymns to the Silence,” Jacques Garnier’s high-contrast, black-and-white photos of architectural details found in Southern California. Also featured is “Wayne Thiebaud: Clowns,” a collection of the 100-year-old artist’s paintings, drawings and etchings of the circus entertainers. Advance tickets for specific times can be purchased at lagunaartmuseum.org.
Long Beach Museum of Art: In 1955, the Long Beach Museum of Art presented “California Designed,” an exhibition of 325 furnishings and accessories representative of the best typically California solution to problems in design and workmanship. “CA Designed 1955” is a tribute to that show, featuring a selection of those works. “Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California” puts the spotlight on the female artists who make up 20 percent of the museum’s permanent collection, a higher-than-average percentage nationwide. Go to lbma.org to buy advance, timed tickets.
Brea Art Gallery: Opening April 24 is “Made in California,” an annual juried exhibit showcasing artwork in a variety of mediums from throughout the state. Though advance reservations are not required, capacity is limited. Find out more at breaartgallery.com.
Lyon Air Museum: Located on the west side of John Wayne Airport, this aviation museum offers World War II-era memorabilia, vehicles and aircraft, including the Boeing B-17, a.k.a. the “Flying Fortress.” Tickets are available on location or via lyonairmuseum.org.
Under Jojo Weingart’s leadership, members of the Joyful Line take the lead to display their favorite dances in various styles. The class is held at Veterans Plaza every Wednesday at 2 p.m., except for the fourth Wednesday, when it starts at 3 p.m. All shareholders are welcome; participants are required to wear face masks, follow the rules of social distancing, and wear exercise shoes—no flip-flops or sandals. For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
The pool cues held in lockers in the Pool Room had to be removed because renovations in Clubhouse 2. Pool Club president Dave Silva is looking for the owners of the two-piece cues so that they may be returned. If you are an owner or are a relative of one of the owners and can identify the cue, contact Silva at (562) 209-3183. Pool cues that are unclaimed by April 20 will be sold at a blind-bid auction on a later date.
Video Producers Zoom Meetings
The Video Producers Club offers free, weekly Zoom classes, as well as a social opportunity.
Classes are as follows:
• Monday, 2 p.m.: Zoom class for iPad and Mac users hosted by Fred Carpenter. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wednesday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ Zoom class for Windows and Android users with Charlie Guggino. For an invite to this class, email email@example.com.
• Thursday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ and Intermediate Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with host Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to this class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: The one-hour Zoom Party Social, hosted by Valentinetti, is open to all residents. For an invite, email email@example.com.
Where We Live
Where We Live Club is hoping to broadcast its feng shui workshops via SBTV 3. Everyone who signed up for the workshops will receive notifications about the broadcast schedule, as well as a list of required materials. There is still time to sign up via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail at Where We Live Club, P.O. Box 2213, Seal Beach, CA 90740. The club hopes to offer in-person workshops starting in May.
Golf League Results
On the cool morning of March 22, the League played at the Meadowlark Golf Club in Huntington Beach. A very brilliant sunrise greeted nine golfers. In spite of the good playing and course conditions, there was only one birdie and just two rounds under par. This was mainly due to the narrow fairways and elevated, sloping greens. Additionally, the course was being aerated and sanded on the back nine. At 5,600 yards, this par-70 course is often a challenge to senior golfers.
All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0-20; B flight is higher than 20.
A Flight Winners: First Place: Larry Hillhouse, 2 under 68; second: Fujio Norihiro, 2 over 72, plus a birdie and fewest putts; third: Dave LaCascia, 3 over 73; fourth: Bill McKusky; fifth: Sam Choi.
B Flight Winners: First place: Mike Looney, 3 under 67; second: Bill Zurn, 2 over 72; third: tie between Tom Ross and Marv Ballard; fourth: Bob Munn. Ross also had fewest putts.
A pleasant but cool morning welcomed nine men and one guest on March 26 at the Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. Although the round ended in brilliant sunshine, it never warmed up significantly. Willowick is a par-70, 6,000-yard course, with long par 5s, lots of sand hazards and numerous sloping greens.
A Flight Winners: First place: Jim Goltra, par 70, plus a birdie; second: Hillhouse, 2 over 72, with a birdie, plus tie for fewest putts and closest to the pin on the 145-yard, par-3 12th hole; third: LaCascia, 3 over 73, plus tie for fewest putts; fourth: McKusky; fifth: Norihiro.
B Flight Winners: First place: Looney, 8 under 64, plus fewest putts; second: Lowell Goltra, par 70; third: John Petersen; fourth: Munn.
Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 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. In general, masks are required at the pro shops, but optional while waiting to tee off. No masks are required on the putting greens, driving range or the course itself. Golfers are respectful of one other’s personal space, social distancing is observed, and there is no contact with others’ equipment. Golf carts are single person only unless riders are from the same household.
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. If interested, contact McKusky (562) 430-8618 or LaCascia (801) 674-5975.
Handicaps can be determined using local course handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer, more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact LaCascia for more information.
Mary Ann Moore of Mutual 14 sent this photo of “trend-setting golf fashionista” GeeGee Kwak of Mutual 16. “The girls love her style,” Moore said.
Denny’s Restaurant, 2940 Westminster Ave., Seal Beach, (562) 493-1490.
In my first visit since the pandemic, I was so pleased to see they had remodeled; all was clean and bright. The 55-plus menu is similar to what it was, but wild Alaskan salmon replaces the tilapia—mine was delicious, as was the gluten-free English muffin, squash side and red-skinned mashed potatoes.
New manager Charlie says he’s waiting to get to know our community; ask for the 15 percent LW discount and enjoy!
—Nancy Pomicter, Mutual 2
Grab ’n’ Go Meals
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212.
• Friday: Katella Deli—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: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. Preorder by calling (323) 833-1213.
• Sunday: Closed.
• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck—chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. To preorder, go to www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696; mention LWSB when ordering.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.
• Wednesday: Cousins Maine Lobster Truck—lobster rolls, seafood chowders and bisques, plus other specialties, 3-7 p.m., cards/cash. Full menu available at 126.96.36.199/menu/?location=orange_county_ca&type=truck.
All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. Masks and 6-foot social distancing required. For more information or to offer feedback, 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.
Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Vendors are subject to change. Sign up for LW Live at https://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.
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 5 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.
Learn how to maximize your Medicare benefits
by CJ Blomquist
If you aren’t on Medicare yet, now’s the time to learn what goes into it! There are a lot of things to consider, and Carla Ibarra, an independent agent, shared with us her best tips and practices for reviewing your options.
“There are a lot of Medicare options out there, from regular Medicare to PPO to Medicare Advantage,” Ibarra said. “It can be really confusing to try to figure it out on your own. Working with an agent means being able to look at everything that’s out there. You can make a decision based on what best fits your needs.”
Know your doctors. “Most people want to stay with their primary-care doctor or a specific specialist,” she said. “An agent can find out which networks have the doctors you want most. It’s also important to think about nearby urgent-care clinics, just in case. Some networks have a lot of locations, while others are more limited.”
Make a list of your medications. “Different plans have different costs for the same medications,” Ibarra explained. “Talk about confusing! If you’re taking medications, make a list and bring that with you to your agent meeting. Your agent can actually look at the different costs for each option. This way, you’ll be able to find plans that offer lower costs for your medications or find generic options that are more affordable.”
Don’t forget the extra stuff. “A lot of plans offer more benefits than just medical coverage,” she said. “These include hearing aids, dental coverage, over-the-counter medications, grocery benefits . . . the list goes on and on! Maybe you’re into fitness and want a plan that has a gym membership and offers a Fitbit. Or maybe chiropractic care is important for you—there are plans that offer these services.”
Already on a plan? “Each plan changes each year, so it’s important to do your homework,” Ibarra said. “And these changes can be pretty big year to year. I like to meet with my clients each year to make sure they have the best coverage. If you have new medications or new needs, like transportation coverage, you want to make sure your current plan takes care of you. And if it doesn’t, it’s time to start shopping!”
In partnership with the Health Care Center, Ibarra is holding a special Zoom lecture on how to get the most from your Medicare search on Wednesday, April 7, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.—and she will send small gifts to everyone who participates. Join the Zoom meeting by contacting Grecia Nunez, the HCC’s senior ambassador, at RSVPOptumHCC@mhealth.com.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.25 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. 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, April 1: Oven-roasted turkey with sage gravy, cornbread stuffing and Brussels sprouts; cheesecake; roast beef-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.
Friday, April 2: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, au gratin potatoes and green beans with pimentos; fresh orange; spinach salad with chicken, Mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, April 5: Beef teriyaki, brown rice and Oriental vegetables; applesauce with cinnamon; chicken-salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus homemade macaroni salad.
Tuesday, April 6: Oven-baked chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes and cauliflower; vanilla-chocolate swirl pudding; entrée Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, April 7: Stuffed bell peppers, garlic-and-chives mashed potatoes, and green beans with pimentos; fresh pear; ham, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy cucumber salad.
Happy Monday, Get Strong Kick-Start
Prevent age-related muscle loss, also known as sarcopenia, with strength training. Via Zoom, certified personal trainer and Leisure World resident Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads simple at-home workouts with dumbbells and stretch tubing/bands every Monday at 4 p.m. This free, interactive half-hour group class is designed to help people stay strong and healthy for years to come. Email email@example.com or call (562) 879-1954 for registration information.
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Come to the Passover/Good Friday service at the Amphitheater
The 52nd Annual Leisure World Interfaith Passover/Good Friday Service will be held Friday, April 2, at noon in the Amphitheater. Out of an abundance of caution and following Orange County COVID-19 health directives, the service that is usually three hours long has been shortened to approximately 90 minutes. The service has moved outside; masks and social distancing are required.
The LWIC service will be led by representatives of different faiths and denominations. There will be instrumental and pre-recorded musical presentations. Monetary contributions will be collected for the Orange County Food Bank in this time of food insecurity. All are invited and encouraged to attend this memorable event.
Assembly of God
by Sheryl Franco
Easter was never about the Bunny at our house. We had great parents who, of course, indulged in our desire to create a huge mess dyeing eggs, almost ensuring we would have blue- and green-stained fingers for church on Sunday to complement our new outfits. I knew the Easter story from the Bible very well. I knew Jesus died for my sins and had accepted him into my heart when I was 5 years old. But it wasn’t until I was in my 40s and a seasoned pastor’s wife that the magnitude and importance of what happened on the cross became a soul-shattering realization that Jesus did it for me. As I sat at the piano that Easter Sunday morning, a new realization of God’s redeeming love and the sacrifice of Jesus flooded my soul. It was for me. It was personal. I know I was saved when I raised my hand to accept Jesus at 5 years old in a children’s revival service, but my soul was set ablaze that Sunday morning in a life-changing moment.
If you have ever vacationed in a tropical destination, from your hotel window you may have seen sparkling turquoise water contrasted against brilliant white sand beaches and vivid sapphire skies. It’s a magnificent view. But until you let the white sand run through your fingers and wade neck-deep into the warm water, you are detached from the reality of the experience. You haven’t experienced it personally until you are physically immersed in it. That’s what happened to me that Easter Sunday morning; something clicked in my spirit that took me from knowing about God’s love and sacrifice for me to being convinced of it.
As you read the biblical account of the Easter story this year, put yourself in the crowd. Feel the suffocating press of the throng around you, shouting curses at the one for whom they cheered only days before. Hear the rooster crow as Peter denies Jesus for the third time. A man has been forced by the soldiers to carry Jesus’ cross along the road to Golgotha. Its heavy beam scrapes and squeaks along the stones as he passes by. At the top of the hill, people are mocking and taunting the bat-tered and bruised man about to be crucified. Some at the back of the crowd are muffling their cries of anguish as their brother, their friend, their son, faces a humiliating, excruciatingly painful death. About noon, the sky grows strangely black. People are confused and frightened by the sudden change. The atmosphere changes from riotous clamor to watchful, subdued murmuring. Around 3 p.m., Jesus calls out loudly twice. His final statement is “It is finished.” At that moment, the curtain in the temple is inexplicably ripped from top to bottom by no human hand. Priests, pharisees, political leaders, common people, all are perplexed and confounded by these unnatural events. Something has changed drastically and forever. There is a shift in the relationship between God and man, brought about by the sacrifice of Jesus. With his death, politicians, officials and skeptics have rid themselves of a nagging thorn in their side. Ah, but in the words of Tony Campolo: “Sunday is coming.” Jesus’ death is not the end of the story.
There is a Resurrection Sunday morning ahead for Jesus’ followers, for his disciples, for all believers everywhere, for me and for you. The sky might be black now, and circumstances may not make sense today, but there is a resurrection morning ahead that will make everything clear.
Immerse yourself in the truth of the resurrection this Easter. Let the mercy and grace of God wash over you. Wade neck-deep into his truth and feel the message of reconciliation run through your fingers. Make this Easter a celebration of renewed life in Christ, new victories, marking a fresh season of spiritual growth in your own life as you acknowledge Jesus’ sacrifice for you personally, not just the world at large.
Join us in the Amphitheater at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4, as we celebrate together the promise of new beginnings, new life, and a new and even richer season in our journey with God.
by Johan Dodge
As a part of the Interfaith Council Good Friday/Passover Service, I will be sharing a short message on the words from Jesus as he is on the cross.
It is all too easy to feel forsaken in the midst of this pandemic as we continue with masks, distancing and going so long without singing together. Times of pressure do strange things to the psyche, and we have seen that play out together in recent days with the hate-filled letter that came out last week. To be clear, Leisure World Community Church practices a policy of “Leave your hate at the gate,” and we believe that all are welcome and loved by God.
The Easter message on Sunday is titled: “Without Change, There Would Be No Butterflies.” We are planning to open for in-person worship with a reservation for those who have been fully vaccinated. The worship will be on the screen, as I and the music team are not fully vaccinated yet. If you cannot get a reservation or are not fully vaccinated, you can join the livestreamed worship from your own home. Contact the church office to sign up for either event by calling (562) 431-2503 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as there is a limited capacity and seats will likely go fast. Those who don’t have a computer or Facebook can call the phone system and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening.
Join us for masked and distanced worship on Good Friday, April 2, at noon in the Amphitheater.
If you are in need without another way to address it, call the church office to leave me a direct message at (562) 431-2503.
Beit HaLev is back on Facebook Live! Today we are in the Mo’ed (Intermediary Days) of Passover, and we are longing for next week when we can eat bread instead of Matzah.
To join Beit HaLev’s Zoomagogue community, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.
To worship with Beit Halev on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/galityomtov, and to watch on YouTube, go to www.youtube.com and search for “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!”
Beit HaLev’s Coffee Chavurah on Zoom will celebrate the Sabbath evening, on Friday, April 1, at 5:30, followed by the evening service at 6. The morning service begins on Saturday, April 2, at 10:30, followed by the Coffee Chavurah.
Beit HaLev’s Festival prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” are shared onscreen on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.
Rabbi Galit Shirah will represent Beit HaLev at the Leisure World Interfaith Council Good Friday Service with a reading from the Passover Haggadah. The service will be held at the Amphitheater.
The Torah service on Saturday morning will be from Exodus 13:17-15:26, which includes the Crossing of the Sea of Reeds, the Song at the Sea and Miriam’s Song. The Eighth Day of Passover on Sunday, April 4, the Shacharit (morning) Torah reading will be from Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17, with a description of the selection of the animals chosen for consumption by the Israelite families. The description mirrors one in Exodus that is designated for the Kohanim, the Priests.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. Sim Shalom streams services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing and to hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.
Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s
by Lisa Rotchford
Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Churches are grateful to be able to gather during the holiest of weeks.
Redeemer Lutheran will have its glorious Resurrection Easter Sunday Celebration service on April 4 at 9:30 a.m. for the outside service and 10:30 a.m. for the inside service. The Episcopal service will begin at 12:15 p.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 Saint Andrew’s Drive.
With Alleluias exclaimed by our prayers and presence, we will be worshiping in traditional services while abiding by the church’s COVID-19 protocols: masks must be continuously worn, and social distancing observed, and congregational singing is not yet permitted.
Join Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal for a shortened but worship-filled liturgy that will be prayer-filled and a balm for pandemic-weary souls.
by Rolland Coburn
Jesus’ resurrection surprised his followers because they didn’t understand the Gospel message. So the narrative reports big surprises for them.
Jesus’ enemies considered him a convicted criminal claiming to be the King of the Jews, deserving of his body to be dumped in the Valley of Hinnom with other crucified criminals, not a decent burial. Isaiah’s forgotten prophecy (53:9) foretold they would assign the Messiah’s grave with the wicked, but Father-God would overrule to have a rich man donate his own new, rock-hewn tomb for Jesus’ special burial (Luke 27:55). The place is marked to this day.
Early Sunday morning, the women find the tomb empty (Luke 24:5-9). Two men in dazzling clothing appear, saying, “Why seek the living among the dead? He is not here. He’s risen, as he said.” And they remembered Jesus’ words: “I, the Son of Man, must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” They returned and reported it all to the 11 disciples and the others. Peter ran to the tomb and confirmed their report.
In the hours after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to many of his followers, such as the two on the road to Emmaus. As they walked, a stranger joined them and began explaining the Old Testament prophecies that said the Messiah must suffer and die and on the third day rise again. When they shared a meal, he gave thanks to the Father, and two followers recognized Jesus.
After Jesus left, they returned to Jerusalem. Finding the disciples, they discovered some of them had seen Jesus, too. Suddenly, Jesus was in their midst. He said, “Peace be to you,” and calmed their fears. He invited them to touch and handle him, and he ate a piece of fish, saying, “Don’t be afraid; a spirit does not have flesh and bone as you see I have.”
For 40 days following his resurrection, Jesus spent time showing his followers how his life, death, burial and resurrection fulfill all the Old Testament prophecies. His disciples, he said, are his witnesses, spreading his word of salvation through his name alone to all the world. We too may doubt, but if we read and meditate on his word, we will be ready to share the salvation message. And we will rejoice with confidence that Jesus is indeed risen. Hallelujah, what a Savior.
LW Baptist Church meets Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the Amphitheater.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Resurrection of Our Lord on Easter Sunday, April 1.
The reading at the procession with palms will be Mark 11:1-10. Following the procession, the First Reading is from Acts 10:34a, 37-43, and the Second Reading is Colossians 3:1-4. The Gospel reading will be from John 20:1-9.
To our parishioners, friends and their families, May our risen Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary bless you during this Easter Season. Holy Family invites everyone to participate in the different services it has scheduled to celebrate the most sacred and holiest days in the Church, the Sacred Triduum. May your participation of this Holy Week enrich your understanding of your faith and give you profound joy that such understanding brings.
Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday, April 1: Morning prayer is at 8:30. Mass of the Last Supper will begin at 5 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is from 6-9 p.m.
Good Friday, April 2: Morning prayer is at 8:30. Stations of the Cross begin at 12:30 p.m., and the Good Friday Liturgy follows at 1:15 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 3: Morning prayer is at 8:30. Easter Vigil and Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass this week.
Easter Sunday, April 4: Masses will be at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe.
The church is now open to public entry and can return to its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
Those who attend must a wear a mask or face shield, sit socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer upon entry into the building.
First Christian Church
by Bruce Humes
The triumphal entry has come and gone. Jesus has celebrated his last Passover meal with his disciples, where he instituted the Lord’s supper. He has made his way to the garden of Geth-semane, where he agonized in prayer in preparation of what was to come. It is in that garden late at night that Jesus was betrayed by one of his own with a kiss. He was arrested by the multitude and taken before Caiaphas the High Priest for trial. At the trial, Jesus was asked by Caiaphas to “tell us if you are the Christ, the son of God.” Jesus answered, “It is as you said,” which caused Caiaphas to charge him with blasphemy and moved the trial before the Sanhedrin, the Jewish tribunal court, where he was condemned and sent to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor over Judea, for trial.
At this trial, a criminal named Barabbas was released as the multitudes cried out, “Crucify him, crucify him,” and at this request of the crowd, Jesus was condemned and sentenced to death on the Roman cross.
The prophet Isaiah spoke of this gruesome event 700 years earlier when he prophesied that “He shall grow up before him as a tender plant. And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see him, there is no beauty (appearance) that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). Isaiah is speaking of Jesus; in his humanity, he looked no different than the rest of us.
Isaiah continues in verse 3: “He is despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, and we hid, as it were, our faces from him: he was despised, and we did not esteem him.” This is certainly the case with Jesus. But see in verse 4 how Isaiah prophesies of what Jesus did for us: “Surely, he has (past tense, Isaiah writes 700 years earlier as it’s a done deal) borne our griefs (sicknesses) and carried our sorrows (pains). Yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.”
Mankind thought Jesus was being punished by God for his own sins. But Isaiah sets us straight in verse 5 when he prophesies, “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement (punishment) for our peace was upon him, and by his stripes, we are healed.”
The apostle Peter understood this when he wrote in his first epistle, “For this (the suffering those in the diaspora were experiencing) you were called, because Christ also suffered for us leaving us an example, that you should follow in his steps: ‘who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth.’ Who, when he was reviled, did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but committed himself to him who judges righteously; who himself bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes we are healed” (1 Peter 2:21-24).Peter understood what Christ’s death on the cross meant, and when Isaiah and Peter speak of “by his stripes, we are healed,” they are speaking of our spiritual healing. For it’s through his death, burial and resurrection that we as sinners are reconciled, meaning brought to a right relationship with God.
In 1 Corinthians 15:56-57, the apostle Paul writes: “The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” What victory, you might ask? John answers that question for us in 1 John 5:1a,4-5: “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God (spiritual rebirth). For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the son of God.”
This week is Holy Week for those of the Christian faith. It celebrates the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.Through the resurrection, victory over sin was afforded to all, freeing those who believe and put put their trust in him from the bondage of sin.
Faith Christian Assembly
As we look around our world today, there are so many who are suffering with hopelessness. Faith Christian Assembly invites you to come to its Easter Sunday service on April 4 to receive the one hope that has held up human beings across every continent and culture for 2,000 years of difficult times: “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.”
Come and hear more about Jesus, the savior of the world as we celebrate Easter Sunday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday evening service this week.
Out of an abundance of caution, all who attend services or events at Faith Christian Assembly will have their temperature taken at the door, be required to wear a mask before and after service, and sit socially distant from others. Those who are ill should remain at home.
Due to COVID-19, Faith Christian Assembly is not having all of its regular ministries at this time. Midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and Grief Share’s weekly meetings are Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net or email email@example.com.
Rabbi Eric Dangott will stream services on Friday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. The congregation will also have a virtual service on Sunday, April 4, at 9:30 a.m. with Cantor Marla Barugel. This is the eighth day of Passover; Yizkor will be recited.
New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.
The book club is reading “To Be a Man,” by Nicole Krauss. It can be purchased online as a paperback or downloaded on Kindle. It is a book of short stories, so the group will read one story from it each meeting. Jeff will share his screen so the reading can be seen by all. The group will meet to discuss the book via Zoom on Tuesday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m.
The Interfaith Council will hold its annual Passover/Good Friday service in the Amphitheater on Friday, April 2, starting at noon. Congregation Sholom’s Rabbi Karen Isenberg will be the first speaker.
Congregation Sholom has silk-screened, reusable Congregation Sholom of Leisure World masks for sale for $5 each or four masks for $18, shipping included. All proceeds will go to the general fund. Email Murray Pollack at email@example.com or call (562) 331-3949.
If you know of someone who needs to be added or removed from the misheberach list, let the rabbi know by Wednesday.
Anyone who wants to participate in Congregation Sholom’s games, book club or livestreamed services on Zoom should call Ron Yaffee at (562) 430-7040.
Action Words for Easter
by Lisa Rotchford
As people of both the passion of Holy Week and the glorious resurrection, I hope this Holy Week/Easter week finds us all spiritually centered not just on the passion of the last earthly days of Jesus’ life, but in embracing our Lord’s seven action words of Easter.
The strength of God, through Christ and the Holy Spirit comes alive (boldface type, my emphasis) in our prayer for Easter Sunday:
“O God, you are the creator of the world,
the liberator of your people,
and the wisdom of the Earth.
By the resurrection of your Son
free us from our fears,
restore us in your image, and
ignite us with your light,
through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.”
The past year was like no other, and we have been called to remember that though we were called to be quieter, God speaks loudly to and through each of us as we follow him. Embrace an active God in every aspect of your life.
As concerns of illness and quarantine have limited our physical movements, we must always remember that God, through Christ and the Holy Spirit, is our liberator from anything we may fear. No matter how we may be restricted, we are free in Christ. God’s wisdom is great as is his power over death, which was revealed in the resurrection of Jesus. His Holy Spirit frees us from our fears, restores us in God’s image and ignites us with eternal light.
This Easter season, we thank God for being our God of action, who saves us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our savior and Lord, and who, by the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns now and forever.
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Memorials throughout Los Angeles keep Kobe and Gianna
Bryant’s memory alive one year after their tragic passing
by Joanna Matos
I cried for two days on the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Los Angeles Lakers’ shooting guard Kobe Bryant.I admired Kobe’s “Mamba” attitude and way of life. I am a big fan, and I miss him.
When it was announced that the public could have directions to the 50 murals of Kobe and his daughter Gianna by going to kobebryantmurals.com, I knew I had to pay my respects and take a road trip to Los Angeles.
My longtime tour guide and friend, Bobbi Lona, and I began our 130-mile “Kobe” drive at 7 a.m. from Leisure World. Nine hours later we had seen 28 of 50 murals painted on huge and small buildings, from cities of Vernon, Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles and Wilshire to downtown Los Angeles, Studio City, West Hollywood and the Fairfax district. There were five murals alone on Melrose Avenue. We spent 15 minutes at each one, taking in the extraordinary artist’s work.
We talked to fans from Texas, Connecticut and Fountain Valley who were doing the same thing as we were. Bobbi used the GPS on her cell phone to find the mural address locations. During our trip, we made one wrong turn off Ventura Boulevard in Studio City and ended up driving the beautiful scenic Laurel Canyon, which just added to the already special day.
It was a wonderful day of remembering Kobe Bryant. Bobbi and I will plan another road trip to see the other 22 murals from Torrance to Laguna Beach soon.
Learn about LW’s transportation services
GRF Fleet and Transportation Manager Grant Winford is the Sunshine Club’s guest speaker at its Zoom meeting on Friday, April 2, at 10 a.m. He will speak about transportation options available to LWers including the Minibus, Access service and local transportation. He will also cover how COVID-19 impacted transportation services.
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982089743?pwd=UGR3RlZRaUJmWmlSNE9KdTdNMUh3QT09. The meeting ID is 849 8208 9743, and the passcode is 508742. All shareholders are welcome to attend.
Those who want to receive the Zoom link via email should text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, April 1, at 5 p.m. No phone messages, please.
Winford oversees the Leisure World Minibus service as well as the maintenance and repair of all GRF fleet vehicles. He has worked for GRF for 40 years.
GRF provides a convenient community shuttle service for shareholders, their guests, caregivers and employees. The GRF Minibus service operates seven days a week, with frequent scheduled pickups and stops to all major Leisure World locations as well as the Seal Beach Village Shopping Center. The Transportation Department also oversees the operation of the GRF Access Bus service.
Besides the daily shuttle-bus route services, the Transportation Department also provides shuttle support service for special GRF events such as the summer Amphitheater concert series, the holiday lights tour, the GRF 4th of July barbecue and car show, and other large events like the annual flu shot clinics and, most recently, the COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics. Historically, the Minibuses have also been used to transport displaced residents during emergencies like the Mutual 8 fire and the 1995 flood.
The Minibus and Access Bus services had over 60,000 passenger boardings during the 2019 calendar year.
The Transportation Department oversees the maintenance and repair of all 85 GRF vehicles, which include trucks, tractors, minibuses, Cushman utility vehicles, forklifts, security patrol vehicles and department staff vehicles.
The Sunshine Club will have five speakers this month including In Chul Song from Green Acupuncture Health Clinic on April 9, orthopedic back specialist Dr. Roger Moon on April 16, Tina Schaffer and Jeff Plum from Computer Image Plus on April 23, and retired Seal Beach Police Officer Rick Papp on April 30.
For more information, contact GAF president Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Spice a dish up with chong gak kimchi
Anna Derby planted the popular Korean vegetable YulMu in late fall so it would be ready to harvest in March. (See more information about the process of planting and harvesting YulMu in the March 11 issue of LW Weekly.)
Derby received many inquiries about what meals could be made using YulMu and she recomends Chong Gak Kimchi.
After washing the YulMu, salt the vegetable for 6-8 hours before draining to season. Derby’s method of seasoning is one of many that depends on local preferences. Her ingredients for this dish include Korean chile flakes, ground ginger, minced garlic, fish sauce, a little bit of fermented anchovy sauce, salted tiny shrimp, sweet rice powder porridge, cut scallions, salt, plus a pinch of sugar.
After mixing the ingredients together, store it in a glass jar on the kitchen counter to ferment before placing it in the refrigerator.
Chong gak kimchi is often served over steamed rice or noodle dishes. It provides a crunchy, spicy taste to the meal.
Kimchi is full of living, healthy, good bacteria, or probiotics, that boost immunity, energize the body and aid digestion. It is believed to help fight cancer, lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar.
Those interested in buying kimchi can do so at a Korean market. Be sure to purchase it in the refrigerated section of the store; check for preservatives, and stay away from nitrates. It is usually fine as long as it is refrigerated.
Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales is a SB Farmers Market staple
by Ellen Brannigan
Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales is one of the most popular tables at the Seal Beach Farmers Market on Tuesdays. Jose Carranza brings his Champion Gourmet Tamales from Pacoima each week.
Carranza’s tamales have distinctive flavors that are made from fresh ingredients and corn husks. He carries shredded beef in red sauce, pork in green sauce, chicken, Monterey cheese with non-spicy Anaheim Chile strips veggie and all-natural tamales. His pineapple tamales are new to me, and they are delicious. The tamales cost $3.50 each or three tamales for $10, hot or cold.
Carranza works at many markets and advises LWers to “come early before we sell out our No. 1 tamales.”
The Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m.–1p.m. at Seal Beach Village near Carls Jr., at Seal Beach Boulevard. Look for the canopies and enjoy local fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, jerky, eggs, breads, nuts and tasty tamales from multiple vendors.
At the Republican Club’s last Zoom meeting, the group discussed the Election Integrity Project, California (EIPCa), a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to make sure that “every lawfully cast vote (is) accurately counted.”
In December 2017, EIPca filed a civil lawsuit, in partnership with Judicial Watch, charging that the California Secretary of State and the Registrar in LA County were not updating voter lists as required by the National Voter Registration Act. The lawsuit alleged that Los Angeles County has a voter registration rate equal to 112 percent of the adult population, and the rate was about 101 percent for California as a whole. The lawsuit also alleged that 11 of California’s 58 counties had more registered voters than adult citizens.
In January 2019, California and Los Angeles County entered into a settlement agreement saying it would remove upward of 1.2 million voters from registration rolls.
Focusing on what it means for Leisure World, the Republican Club president said, “As far as the past election is concerned, I think we should just move on. The election is over, that’s it. The issues going forward are the recall and HR1. This bill would remove most of the safeguards that are currently in place to prevent voter fraud and would override the current election laws in every state.”
He continued, “Proponents argue that HR1 will allow disenfranchised voters to participate by requiring that every registered voter be required to receive a ballot in the mail and removing impediments such as voters having to register beforehand or, in some states, submit voter ID.”
During the club’s next meeting on April 21, second vice president Brian Harmon will briefly report on racial and political tolerance, the reasons for the recall of Gov. Newsom, HR1, and suggestions for books that club members can read to become more politically informed.
One reason for the recall that Harmon will address is unemployment. He said that California’s unemployment rate, which was at 8.5 percent in February according to the State of California Employment Department, is second in the nation, referring to the latest numbers provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), part of the U.S. Department of Labor. “The No. 1 spot is held by Hawaii, at 10 percent,” he said.
Harmon mentioned that 10 of the top 10 states in unemployment are blue, if you count D.C. as a state, as the DLS does. If not, they constitute only the nine highest. “Ten of the 15 states with the lowest unemployment rates are red,” he added.
It is free to join the LW Republican Club. To be added to our membership roster, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Harmon at (714) 928-1950. Zoom meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. A link will be sent out to the email list.
by Mary Larson
Leisure World voters should be aware of a pending bill at the state level that is being co-sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tom Umberg. SB 286 would change the way many Orange County elections are held, beginning with the primary in 2022.
Currently, candidates for nonpartisan countywide offices need to receive a majority of votes cast in the primary election in order to win. When this happens, there is no run-off in the ensuing general election.
SB 286 would require elections for all such offices be held as top-two runoffs in conjunction with the next statewide general election. It would also require school boards, which hold plurality elections in primaries, to instead be held in November.
Supporters of the bill say it would engage a larger share of the electorate in county level issues, including the election for Sheriff, DA, County Supervisor, Treasurer, Board of Education, and other county-related offices. It would also give greater opportunities to raise candidate name ID.
SB 286 is being supported by the League of Women Voters California. To show Umberg SB 286 has support, email him at https://sd34.senate.ca.gov/contact or call his district office at (714) 558-3785.
The Democratic Club anticipates addressing the efforts to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom during its meeting on Wednesday, April 21. All Democrats are invited to participate, regardless of whether they are members. Those not already on the club’s outreach list should email email@example.com with their contact information in order to receive the login ID.
Final certification of the Newsom recall effort and setting an election date is not likely to occur before mid-September. Nevertheless, Newsom is taking the recall attempt against him seriously. LWers are encouraged to Google “What to Know about California’s Recall Process” for details concerning the recall.
In looking forward to the time when we can once again engage in face-to-face contact with one another, the club’s board is in the process of developing plans for the reopening of its weekly booth outside Clubhouse 6. When it opens, Democrats and supporters will have even more access to voter registration material, yard and window signs, club brochures, membership forms, and information about upcoming elections.
Opening and maintaining the club’s booth will need a significant number of volunteers. There is a job waiting for anyone interested in participating, either on a one-time basis or every week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Club members are reminded that dues are now calculated on a calendar-year basis. Those who have not renewed for 2021can find forms available at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/democraticclub-membership-2/ or by calling (562) 431-7275. New members are always welcome.
Leisure World Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the Club’s electronic newsletter by emailing email@example.com or calling (562) 296-8521. Remember to include your full contact information.
The Recreation Department installed a new drop box at the RV lot for those needing to update paper work or leave a note for the RV lot office after hours.
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Carol Ann Franz (Ridgeway) was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 1, 1934, to Margaret Helen Klass and Milton John Ridgeway. She had one sibling, her brother Dale Ridgeway. She died at the age of 86 on March 14 in Seal Beach.
She lived in the Chicago area most of her life, raised five accomplished children there, then earned a bachelor of arts degree. She worked for the College Board, in social services for the village of Skokie, and founded an Astrology resource center and book store.
She moved to Leisure World in 1997 and was heavily involved in the community. She served on the Mutual 2 Board and worked tirelessly to ensure transparency in Leisure World’s financial records so they could be accessible to all shareholders.
After moving to Seal Beach, she volunteered for 10 years at the Orange County Legal Aid Society. She also testified before the California Supreme Court regarding small claims court. Carol was an activist for many great causes and social issues throughout her life. Her intellectual curiosity led her to numerous travels in the U.S. and abroad. She very much enjoyed ballroom dancing and was a fabulous dancer!
Carol is a beloved mother survived by Ellen Franz Wallace, Susan Franz Andrese, Karen (Dale) Henchel, Daniel (Marcia) Franz and Thomas (Kris) Franz. She was the loving grandmother of Todd, Curtis, Scott, Ross, Melissa, Tyler, Kirk, Jordan, Haley, Andrew, Braden and Katherine and the great-grandmother of Sierra, Elizabeth, Carson, Brooks, Colton and Leo.
A private service with children and grandchildren will be held at a later date.
Richard Francis Van
Richard Francis Van Wasshnova died unexpectedly on March 15. He was 81.
Richard was born Aug. 9, 1939, in South Rockwood, Michigan. The second of seven siblings born to Frank and Margaret (Bodenmiller) Van Wasshnova, Richard grew up on his family’s farm. After high school he enlisted in the Air Force in 1957, where this small town Michigan boy found himself in such far away places as Alaska, California and Nevada.
In 1967, Richard met his future wife, Diane Weinger, over the telephone when he called her answering service. They soon fell in love and were married in 1968. A few years later, their only child, Melissa, was born. The family settled in Trenton, Michigan, where they remained for the next 30 years. Richard worked as an electronic technician at Conrail and enjoyed tinkering with electronics and broken-down TV sets in the family’s basement.
Following their retirements in 2001, Richard and Diane moved from Michigan directly to Leisure World to be near their grandchildren. Together, they enjoyed playing pinochle and participating in the Friendly Couples Club. Richard was also a faithful member of Leisure World’s Holy Family Catholic Church.
Known as “Papa” to his grandchildren, he was a dedicated and loving grandfather who picked up his grandkids after school for 15 years and never missed a dance performance, sports game, school play or awards ceremony. Richard loved listening to classical music, and enjoyed a tasty morning routine of Chips Ahoy cookies and black coffee for breakfast. He was interested in astronomy and was super passionate about genealogy, tracing some lines back to the 1400s.
Faithfully devoted to his wife until her death in 2016, Richard was fortunate to find love and companionship for a second time with Dorothy Favre, with whom he enjoyed his remaining years. Dorothy inspired in Richard a love of golf, karaoke parties, dances and concerts.
Richard is preceded in death by Diane, his wife of 47 years, and two brothers. He leaves behind his daughter Melissa (Scott) Theiring, four siblings, his brother-in-law Harold (Marion) Weinger, with whom he remained close, and numerous wonderful nieces and nephews. He played a big part in the lives of his three grandchildren, Brandon, Logan and Olivia, who loved and adored their Papa very much.
Richard was a quiet and humble man with a kind heart. He was loving and patient and always willing to help or do anything for others. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. A funeral Mass is planned for late April.
Steven Huston 72
Fernando Hernandez Martinez 59
Dolores Petery 92
William Battle 85
Clarence Davis 90
Carlor Rivera 83
Gerorge Tadlock 56
Bart Bills 66
William Armstrong 78
JoAnne Diamond 77
Anthony Turack 78
Families assisted by
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 07/01/21
WANTED: 1 or 2 beginning golf players to form foursome at LW golf course. Marilyn 562-241-4175. 04/01
Looking for three people to play party bridge at my home. Mask required. 707-496-1857. 04/01
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
Gardening services needed for LW resident, 2 x month.
Easy maintenance, check sprinklers, pull weeds & cut back roses. Please call 310-413-9208. Leave detailed message. 04/08
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling.
40+ yrs in LW.
LW DECOR INC
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.
Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
Serving LW since 1999. 05/27/21
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 04/22
Affordable – Professional,
Licensed and Insured.
Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing,
cabinets. Senior discounts.
Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931.
License #1049257. 04/01
Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed.
LW Decor Inc.
LW DECOR INC.
40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262.
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988.
Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.04/15
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 06/03
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. 04/01
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes.
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.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge.
Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
Also batteries. 562-431-6859.
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
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. 06/10/21
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. 07/01
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. 06/17
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 06/17
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. 04/15
Need part-time help – live-in 2 to 3 days. Light housework, cooking, run errands. Affordable rates. Leisure resident. Please call 562-330-8643. 04/01
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. 05/20
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 04/22
Yvonne from Phenix Salon is coming to your home for perms, color & cut. 714-855-8465. License K336138. 04/15
CALL PHIL AT
Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business
License #AB0001. 05/27
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 06/03
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE
We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A. Call 562-505-1613. 04/22
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 04/15
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 04/15
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as
nice as possible! 15 years of
experience, We can work with your
schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 04/15
ELLY’S HOUSECLEANING SERVICES
We do the work – you relax & take it easy. You get the best job in town at rates you can afford. 20 years of experience working in Leisure World. 714-476-2100. 04/29
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 05/20/21
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training,
Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 04/15
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. 06/03
We Bring You
$1,500 to $6,500 Cash
Cars Trucks Vans. SUVs
Text or Call
Polite Safe Local Since 1975. 04/01
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call: 714-292-9124. 05/13/21
Alante Sport Power Chair Model #GP208. Purchased 10/20/2020, used 6 hours indoors. New batteries, manufacturer warranty. Photos available. $1,300.00. Text or call (714) 595-0141. 04/08
Quicky wheelchair. Extra charger. 562-341-8470. 04/01
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 04/15
Rides by Russ with a personal touch.
Airports, doctors, shopping and errands. 714-655-1544. 04/15
Trailers FOR SALE
2005 Toyota Sienna Minivan, 68K miles, new tires, battery & oil change. $5,800 OBO. 714-598-8135. 04/01
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 06/03
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 06/03
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
For sale – 2 Glass and oak display cabinets. White 2-piece dresser set with mirror white and brown dinette set 6 chairs. Twin bed. White bookshelves. In Mutual 5.
Call Greg (562) 619-8752 to see. 04/01
1-yr old black Whirlpool top freezer refrigerator. 562-431-8200. 04/01
Ceramic Water Crock $10, Coleman tool ice chest with wheels, holds 37 cans, like new, $20. 714-469-7519. 04/01
Easter decorations, USA flags, 3 small desks – roll top, antique secretary, regular with drawers and space for a chair. Rocking chair with ottoman, swivel rocking recliner chair, pictures & frames, small tables, large baskets, organizer units, jewelry boxes, small clocks, two retro end tables, candles. 1860 McKinney Way – 21A, Mutual 15. Call before coming. Mask required.
Samsung blue bird tablet, brand new. Paid $620, sell for best offer. 562-240-5270. 04/01
3-wheel bike, almost new, paid for $460, asking $340. 562-296-5401. 04/01
LW APARTMENTS FOR RENT
Unit available for lease, $2,200 monthly, at 13240 Fairfield Lane, Unit 172G, Mutual 7, full extended 2 bedroom, 1 bath, corner unit facing green belt. Inform relatives and friends.
Delia Silva 310-339-9808. 04/01