GRF Election Results
A special meeting of the GRF Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom, for the purpose of starting the counting process for the election of GRF directors representing even-numbered Mutuals.
There were two contested elections with the results as follows (winners’ names are in bold):
• Mutual 8
Larry Slutsky, 136; Suzanne Fekjar, 73; Quorum only: 1. Abstain: 2.
• Mutual 14
Lee Melody, 121; Barry Lukoff, 109; Quorum only: 1. Abstain: 2.
The following GRF Directors were returned to their seats on the Board, unopposed:
• Mutual 2
Paul Pratt and Paula Snowden
• Mutual 4
• Mutual 6
• Mutual 16
The following GRF Directors were elected, by acclamation:
• Mutual 10: Carol A. Stern Levine
• Mutual 12: Carole Damoci
See page 2 for photos of all 18 Golden Rain Foundation Board members.
Mutuals 1 and 2 elect two directors because their mutuals are the largest of the 16 parcels. There is no Mutual 13.
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, and projects are ongoing all along the construction corridor.
Construction updates are as follows:
• I-405 Northbound Seal Beach Boulevard Off-ramp Opens Soon
The northbound I-405 off-ramp to Seal Beach Boulevard has been closed for nearly a month and is scheduled to reopen this week. It was closed to reconstruct the ramp as part of the freeway widening. Work includes demolition, excavation, grading, draining, electrical system installation, concrete pours and asphalt paving.
• Southbound I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to Westminster Boulevard to close for one year
The southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to Westminster will close for approximately one year. The ramp is being reconstructed as part of the freeway widening.
The closure is set for 7 a.m. Aug. 17.
Crews built a temporary traffic signal for the southbound I-405 off-ramp to Springdale Street. It is anticipated that the signal will be turned on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 11.
•I-405 Southbound Loop Off-ramp to Beach Boulevard to Close
The southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to northbound Beach Boulevard is anticipated to permanently close in early August. Motorists will use the Beach Boulevard/Center Avenue off-ramp from now on to access northbound and southbound Beach Boulevard.
The loop off-ramp is being eliminated to accommodate the widening of Beach Boulevard and the freeway. The Beach Boulevard/Center Avenue off-ramp and Center Avenue are being reconstructed to accommodate the change in traffic volume.
• NB I-405 Loop Off-ramp to Westminster Boulevard Closed
Crews closed the northbound I-405 loop off-ramp to Westminster Boulevard. The ramp will be closed for approximately 12 months to allow construction of new walls and ramps at this location in one stage, eliminating multiple traffic shifts and confusion for motorists.
• Heil Avenue Pedestrian Bridge to Close
Crews will close the Heil pedestrian bridge in early August to support the freeway widening. The bridge will be demolished and reconstructed.
•Harbor Boulevard Pile Driving Activities
Daytime ramp closures and lane reductions on Harbor are set for early August so crews can continue pile driving activities. This work will support the construction of the widened freeway bridge over Harbor.
• Northbound Beach Boulevard Freeway Ramps Closed
Crews closed the northbound loop on-ramp to northbound I-405 and the northbound I-405 off-ramp to northbound Beach. The ramps will be closed for approximately one month to accommodate the freeway widening.
Activities include demolition, excavation, grading, drainage and electrical system installation, concrete pours and asphalt paving.
•NB I-405 Loop On-ramp from Goldenwest Street is Closed
The NB I-405 loop on-ramp from Goldenwest Street is closed for approximately three months. The ramp is being reconstructed as part of the freeway widening. The ramp is scheduled to reopen Oct. 2.
The duration of this work may change depending on site conditions.
Navy Railroad: Crews are installing piles for the foundation of the freeway bridge over the railroad near the Westminster Mall. The work is ongoing from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. for approximately one month. This work may be loud.
Beach Boulevard: Full northbound and southbound Beach Boulevard closures continue for falsework construction.
• Crews are constructing falsework for the widened freeway over Beach Boulevard.
• This work requires full ramp, lane and Beach Boulevard closures between Center Avenue and the freeway ramps.
• This work also includes closing eastbound Center.
• Nightly closures are ongoing, 9:30 p.m.-6 a.m.
• This work may be loud.
East Garden Grove Channel: Crews are continuing construction on the East Garden Grove Channel near the Newland Avenue bridge.
Activities include installing shoring by vibrating in steel beams, excavation, demolishing concrete and hauling materials.
Crews will also begin pile driving for the widened I-405 bridge over the channel.
• Work is ongoing, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. for approximately one month
• Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m.
• Some activities, such as hauling materials, may occur at night
• This work may be loud.
Southern California Edison: Crews will close northbound and southbound I-405 lanes from Harbor Boulevard to Euclid Street. The closures are needed for overhead utility relocation.
Orange County Sanitation District: Crews are replacing sewer lines on Westminster Boulevard between Seal Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Chica Road. The project will replace and reconstruct nearly three miles of two parallel 36-inch diameter sewer pipelines on Westminster Boulevard between Seal Beach Boulevard and Rancho Road/Hammon Place in the cities of Seal Beach and Westminster.
For more information on the I-405 Freeway Project, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (888) 400-8994. There’s a mobile app to help residents and commuters navigate construction on the I-405. The app includes quick access to current traffic conditions, closures and detours, along with project updates and links to contact the project team. It is available for Download on the Apple Store or Google Play.
55 on the 405
The speed limit on I-405 between I-605 and SR-73 has changed from 65 mph to 55 mph.
The new speed limit was implemented in 2018 for the safety of the traveling public and crews during construction of the I-405 Improvement Project. The signs warning motorists of the new 55 mph are installed on the northbound and southbound sides of the freeway in the project area, and on all on-ramps between I-605 and Fairview Road in Costa Mesa.
Reopening LW a Step at a Time
DECIDING TO GO OUT—What You Need to Know
In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a cloth face covering, tissues and a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol, if possible.
Understand the Risks of Going Out
As communities and businesses begin opening up, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The risk of an activity depends on many factors, such as:
• Is COVID-19 spreading in your community?
• Will you have a potential close contact with someone who is sick or anyone who is not wearing a face covering (and may be asymptomatic)?
•Are you at increased risk of severe illness?
•Do you take everyday actions to protect yourself from COVID-19?
The CDC cannot provide the specific risk level for every activity in every community. That’s why it’s important for you to consider your own personal situation and the risk for you, your family and your community before venturing out.
Close contact with other people increases risk
In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. So, think about:
How many people will you interact with?
• Interacting with more people raises your risk.
• Being in a group with people who aren’t social distancing or wearing cloth face coverings increases your risk.
• Engaging with new people (e.g., those who don’t live with you) also raises your risk.
• Some people have the virus and don’t have any symptoms, and it is not yet known how often people without symptoms can transmit the virus to others.
Can you keep six feet of space between you and others? Will you be outdoors or indoors?
• The closer you are to other people who may be infected, the greater your risk of getting sick.
• Keeping distance from other people is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with underlying medical conditions.
• Indoor spaces are more risky than outdoor spaces where it might be harder to keep people apart and there’s less ventilation.
What’s the length of time that you will be interacting with people?
• Spending more time with people who may be infected increases your risk of becoming infected.
• Spending more time with people increases their risk of becoming infected if there is any chance that you may already be infected.
What Makes Activities Safer
Activities are safer if:
• You can maintain at least six feet of space between you and others. COVID-19 spreads easier between people who are within six feet of each other.
• They are held in outdoor spaces. Indoor spaces with less ventilation where it might be harder to keep people apart are more risky.
• People are wearing cloth face coverings. Interacting without wearing cloth face coverings also increases your risk.
Stay Home if You Are Sick
If you have COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people.
When you can leave home and be around others depends on different factors for different situations. Follow CDC’s recommendations for your circumstances.
Consider the Risks Before You Go
Asking these questions can help determine your level of risk.
• Is COVID-19 spreading in my community?
Find out by viewing the latest COVID-19 information and a map of states with reported COVID-19 infections. As of May 26, a COVID-19 case was reported in the LW community. In Orange County, all positive cases are reported to the Public Health Department and the individual is given detailed instructions to follow in regards to self-quarantine. As of now, the city has 211 cases and Orange County is under CDC thresholds.
LW Golf Course—New Opening Procedures
The GRF Board of Directors approved the reopening of the LW Golf Course at its meeting July 28 meeting. The course opened on Aug. 3 under the Emergency Operational Procedures set forth and ratified at the meeting.
The reopening of Veterans Plaza for dance and exercise classes was voted down. But the reactivating of this and other amenities will be discussed at the newly formed COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee meeting Aug. 13 (see page 5 for GRF schedule).
Golfers may request tee times for Monday or Friday by filling out the form available at https://www.lwsb.com/reserve/.
There are some changes in operations:
• You can now book up to four people per tee time.
•The course is open from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
•You may call to see if any tee times are still available on the day of play or just walk up, but tee times pre-booked on the website will always take precedence
•Any golfer who fails to abide by these rules is subject to losing their privileges
•The golf course may be shut down at any time if multiple reports are received about violations.
If you haven’t played since the original shutdown, the following is a comprehensive list of the rules. The following procedures will be implemented to allow for GRF members, in good standing, to utilize the golf course:
• All rounds will be booked through the Golf Starter by email only. The hours of play will be from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Golfers may play more than once a week, providing there is space available. Email requests will always take precedence; however, golfers may call on the day of play to see if any openings are still available. Walk-ups may be permitted at the sole discretion of the starter under the same condition.
•A round is nine holes. At the discretion of the Starter, a second round during a tee time may be allowed if the schedule permits.
• No tournament play will be allowed.
• Golfers are required to book the day before their actual tee date and time by emailing https://www.lwsb.com/reserve/
• Only rounds of one or up to four golfers will be permitted and the names of all golfers must be summitted at the time of booking with Mutual and apartment number.
• Golfers must state 3 tee times, in order of preference, in case their first choice is not available
• Golfers may not arrive sooner than 10 minutes before their tee times and all tee times will be spread 10 minutes apart.
• Masks and six-foot distancing will always be required.
• No gathering will be permitted before or after rounds have been played.
• No golfer may touch any other golfer’s equipment, including golf balls.
• The Starter Shack will be closed to all gatherings and will only be available for restroom use.
• The Starter can only be addressed through the protective window area.
• The putting green area will also be open with all required restrictions.
• The hitting cage will remain closed.
• The Golf Starter will have the final say in all matters.
The following are additional restrictions on the course:
• No score cards will be provided.
• No posting of scores.
• Ball washers are not available.
• The shoe cleaning station will be off limits due to touch surfaces.
• Flag sticks to remain in holes.
• No food or beverage services allowed.
• Patio chairs and benches have been removed to prevent gathering of groups and to maintain social distancing.
Grocery and Meal Kit Deliveries to LW
Global Market Kitchen is now accepting orders for free weekly grocery and meal kit delivery to the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. Orders will be accepted until Aug. 5 for delivery to the parking lot in Clubhouse 4 on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 2-4 p.m.
Residents can start their orders by visiting the company’s easy-to-navigate website at https://squareup.com/store/GDBROGMK/ or call (562) 661-9776. A free meal will be included with every order of at least $50.
People can order from a wide selection of fresh produce, dairy products, pantry staples, deli meats, bakery goods, beverages and prepared meal kits updated regularly according to market availability.
For more information, contact email@example.com or the vendor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for vendor updates in the LW Weekly and menus by LW Live, the LWSB email blast that keeps residents in the know.
The Minibus and the on-call bus are available for those who prefer not to drive.
City launches new resource for seniors
The City of Seal Beach has launched SeniorCityzen, a senior resource started to support and check in with seniors who are socially isolated as a result of the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
The resource allows Seal Beach seniors to connect with city staff (volunteers) who may schedule a call to receive regular check-ins via telephone to chat and/or to receive referrals to community resources during this difficult time.
To participate, email SeniorCityzen@sealbeachca.gov or call (562) 431-2527, ext. 1600. Seniors are asked to leave their name and phone number, and staff will return their email/call to set up a chat and/or answer any senior-resource related questions.
SeniorCitizen is geared for people 60 and above who are facing social isolation and are looking for someone to talk to, along with getting referrals to other senior-centric organizations.
For more information about SeniorCityzen, contact Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallegos at email@example.com or (562) 431-2527, ext. 1308.
SBPD Connects with Neighbors app
The Seal Beach Police Department has joined Neighbors, a free app by Ring, as of July 21. The Seal Beach Police Department will now be able to use Neighbors as a new way to connect with residents at the local level to provide valuable safety information.
Neighbors is a free and simple app that helps community members stay informed of local incidents and share neighborhood safety updates, while keeping their privacy protected.
Neighbors brings residents together to have safety conversations and engage with their local public safety agencies on the app in their area to make their neighborhoods safer. The app is available for anyone to use with or without a Ring device.
Having an effective and easy means of hyper-local communication with residents is central to public safety and why the Seal Beach Police Department has decided to join Neighbors in its effort to serve the community.
The Seal Beach Police Department is now even better positioned to notify residents of a nearby safety incident, or share proactive tips and emergency preparedness information ahead of time.
It’s important to note that local public safety officials do not have access to user cameras, live streams or personal information when using Neighbors. When an individual user chooses to post a video or comment on the app, they are identified only as “Neighbor #” and the location of posts are obscured to protect user privacy. Public safety officials are always identified by their last names and agencies when using Neighbors, and can view and comment as well as share posts to the app in their jurisdiction.
Residents can learn more about the Neighbors app and how public safety agencies use the Neighbors Public Safety Service by visiting Ring’s website and the Neighbors Public Safety Service homepage.
How to Use Neighbors
• Download the Neighbors app: Residents do not need a Ring device to join Neighbors and can text “JoinToday” to 555888 or visit the app store from their smartphones to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS, Android and FireOS devices.
• Join Your Neighborhood: Once downloaded, users can join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive safety alerts and updates from their neighbors, local police and fire departments as well as from the Ring team.
• Customize Alerts: Users can adjust their settings and select the alert categories most relevant to them.
• Join the Conversation: Users decide what content to share and whether or not they wish to engage with other users, including local police and fire departments, on the app.
“We’re excited to use this application to help keep the community safe,” said Seal Beach Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak. “If a crime or other incident is captured on video, this will make it easier for the community to share that evidence with our investigators.”
Since its founding in 2013, Ring has been on a mission to make neighborhoods safer. The home security and smart home company is owned by Amazon. Ring manufactures home security products that incorporate outdoor motion-detecting cameras, including Ring Video Doorbell. It hosts the app, Neighbors, for online social sharing of captured footage among users.
For questions about this app or other innovative ways that the Seal Beach Police Department uses technology to keep the community safe, contact Sgt. Nick Nicholas at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1160, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free smartphone training offered
A free online training session sponsored by California Phones is available for people who are having difficulty hearing or seeing on their smartphones. Learn how to:
• Make your smartphone louder and easier to hear
• Send text messages
• Connect Bluetooth devices
• Operate the basic functions of your smartphone and much more.
This is a two-part online training. To participate, you need a computer, Internet access and a valid email address. A staff member will contact your to review the registration process. iPhone and Android training is offering as follows:
iPhone Training is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 17-18 and Android training is from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Aug. 26-27.
Space is limited. Register now by calling (866) 271-1540 or emailing email@example.com.
Dial A Ride service available
The Senior Shopping Shuttle to Ralphs, Target and Sprouts has been canceled until further notice. Dial-A-Ride service is available for shopping rides to any location within the City of Seal Beach.
Service is available at no cost Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required by calling (877) 224-8294.
Cindy Tostado, GRF member resources and assistance liaison, is available to help people register for the Senior Transportation Service by appointment. To make an appointment, call 431-6586, ext. 317.
For additional information on the program, contact Iris Lee at Seal Beach City Hall, (562) 431-2527, ext. 1322, firstname.lastname@example.org or AskCityHall@sealbeachca.gov. Other transporation options are available. The Orange County Transit Authority bus service is conveniently offered from the Leisure World Main Gate bus station.
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Letters to the Editor
In her letter to the editor (July 30), Gloria Beech’s criticism of the Security guards seems directed to LW’s African American employees. She asks, “where are the old people in our community,” meaning “white” folks. “They” had an interest in keeping “their” community safe, racial indication of a different culture. “We have our own Security Dept. that had residents working,” she continued. But the majority of LW guards were elderly and white. “This new batch does not live here.” No, these employees live in huts in Africa, where they grow in “batches.”
“They’re just not old enough,” she continued. No, they’re not. Now I get my guests’ names on the board efficiently, without having to repeat everything.
Lastly, “they leave here after their shifts, so what do they care?” Yes, they have families to support. With this virus, jobs are hard to find; their health is also at risk.
As an African American women, I have endured more racism in Leisure World than throughout my 67 years. Here’s one instance: I invited a few African American engineers from Boeing to see the gym and pool area. We approached the pool as 20-plus white residents frolicked. They “froze.” One lady jumped out of the pool to retrieve her purse from the chair. It was so insulting we had to laugh!
If you have complaints, document it with proof of dates and incidents. Minorities face daily hurdles; it never ends. Instead of being critical, try lending constructive input to improve any situation.
My husband and I received face masks from a Sunshine Club impromptu giveaway on July 17. We would like to thank club president Anna Derby and donor Randy Oh for making this possible.
Anna even called us the day after the giveaway to confirm we received our masks.
We truly appreciate her volunteer spirit, time and effort to make our community safe and strong. Anna’s kindness helps make this fight against the pandemic easier, and we will certainly put these masks to good use.
Leisure World residents are living in historic times as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds around the world. Residents are welcome to share their experiences, observations, opinions and insight with their friends and neighbors in this occasional column. The deadline is Thursday for the following week’s publication. Email submissions to Ruth Osborn at email@example.com. Submissions are subject to editing for clarity and brevity.
ZOOMING & BLOOMING
by Leila Claudio
Zooming has become a way of life as we all stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. One of the best Zoom experiences I’ve had came by way of a flower arrangement class orchestrated by Grecia Nunez of Monarch Health Care through the Health Care Center.
The class was announced for two consecutive weeks in the LW Weekly and through the LW Live! email blasts that keep the community connected.
I emailed Grecia right away that I wanted to be included in the class.
It made sense that there would be a limited number of people. How many can a zoom class accommodate? Grecia responded: I was in! Thursday, the day of the class, came. Can you believe that the flowers were delivered in a kit, including the vase, by Stacy Lemoine of Bougie Twigs + Blooms about one-and-a-half hours before the event?
Alton Smith, with the generosity of Scan Health Plan, sponsored the event. Stacy donated her time to teach the class. I couldn’t believe that we didn’t even have to go and buy the flowers.
Stacy had gone to the flower mart in downtown Los Angeles, bought the flowers, separated them into kits and hand-delivered the kits to us students in our homes!
As the class started, Stacy instructed everyone to fill their vases with water and preservative.
The white hydrangeas were the first to go in on three corners of the vase. The fourth one went in the middle. Three green hydrangeas were tucked between the whites. I trimmed the ends diagonally with a kitchen knife.
The cuts were so that the flower could absorb the water more efficiently.
Six white roses came next, then two pink flowers (I forget the name). The fillers were eucalyptus twigs. Lavender was interspersed throughout.
My little apartment is filled with the divine scent of the flowers! How lucky are we that we live in LW, where classes such as this are organized for us, even in the middle of a pandemic.
I will be enjoying my flowers for days to come. Thank you Grecia, Alton of Scan and Bougie Twigs and Blooms’ Stacy for the joy and blessing that you’ve given.
Don’t forget to look into the Healthy Cooking, Mask Making and Yoga classes that Monarch is also hosting. Enjoy!
Bougie Twigs + Blooms by Stacy Lemoine creates custom flower arrangements, offers no-contact delivery and curbside pick up at her Orange County store. For more information, call (714) 485-5140 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule (meetings are dependent on orders related to COVID-19; check schedules for latest information). Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask will be required:
Fri., Aug. 7 Special GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4/Zoom/livestream 1 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 7 GRF Board Executive Session
Zoom 2 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 13 COVID Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4, Zoom/livestream 1 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 17 Special GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4/Zoom/livestream 9 a.m.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., Aug. 6 Presidents’ Council
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 7 Mutual 6, annual
CH 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Mon., Aug. 10 Mutual 9
virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., Aug. 10 Mutual 1, annual
CH 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 11 Mutual 5, annual
CH 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 12 Mutual 4, open forum 9:15 a.m.
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 12 Mutual 3, annual
CH 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 13 Mutual 12, annual
virtual 10 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 14 Mutual 2, annual
CH 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 14 Mutual 3
canceled 9 a.m.
Mon., Aug. 17 Mutual 15
virtual 1 p.m.
Tues., Aug 18 Mutual 14
virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 19 Mutual 5
canceled 9 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 19 Mutual 7
virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 20 Mutual 2
canceled 9 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 20 Mutual 11
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 21 Mutual 15, annual
CH 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Mon., Aug. 24 Mutual 8, open forum, 9:15 a.m.
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 25 Mutual 17
CH 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 26 Mutual 10
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 27 Mutual 1
Administration 9 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 28 Mutual 6
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Carport Cleaning Schedule 2020
The remainder of the holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2020 is as follows:
Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 7
Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, and Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned Monday, Aug. 31.
Veterans Day – Wednesday, Nov. 11
Mutual 3, Carports 39-42, and Mutual 4, Carports 54-56, will be cleaned Friday, Oct. 30.
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, Nov. 26
Mutual 11, Carports 130-131; Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13; and Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned Monday, Nov. 30.
Christmas Day – Friday, Dec. 25
Mutual 14, Carports 150-157; Mutual 15, Carports 1-2, will be cleaned Thursday, Dec. 31.
Sign up now for the GRF’s one-way, real time community notification system. LW Live is designed to keep people informed during emergencies and get the word out about on-site restaurant services, and other useful information. To sign up, visit lwsb.com and click on the LW Live button.
2 p.m., Aug, 7, 2020
in accordance with
NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935
A. Call to Order
B. Roll Call
F. Member Disciplinary Action
Agenda is subject to change.
GRF Meeting Agenda
SPECIAL GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Clubhouse 4 and Live Stream
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, 1 p.m.
View the meeting livestream:
• Navigate to www.lwsb.com
• Click on the Watch BOD Meeting Live tab
• The live streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting
1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
4. Shareholder/Member Comments
Note: Foundation Shareholder/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits, per speaker, are limited to:
•4-minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers
•3-minute limit per speaker, 16- 25 speakers
•2-minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers
5. New Business
a. Ratify Committee Assignments, Ad hoc Committee Assignments and Health Care Center Advisory Board Assignments
6. Board Member Comments
7. Next Meeting/Adjournment
a. Aug. 25, 2020, 1 p.m., Clubhouse 4 and live stream
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 Aug. 20.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household.
To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).
People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. People who need help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.
Arts and Leisure Pages 12-15
Video Producers Club
The Video Producers Club offers free weekly Zoom classes at 10 a.m. and a Zoom Party Social on Saturday at 5 p.m. Classes are as follows:
•Monday, 10 a.m., intermediate Zoom class for Windows and Android users with Joe Osuna, host. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
•Monday, 2 p.m., Zoom class for iPad and Mac users hosted by Fred Carpenter. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Wednesday, 10 a.m., beginners Zoom class Windows and Android users with host Joe Osuna. For an invite to his class, email email@example.com.
• Thursday, 10 a.m., beginner’s Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with host Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to his clas, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Friday, 10 a.m., guest lecturer Bob Cohen hosts Friday Morning Tech Talk on a variety of topics. Email email@example.com for an invite.
• Saturdays, 5 p.m., Zoom Party Social, hour open to all residents, hosted by Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to the party, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LW Sewing Brigade
After taking a well-deserved break in July, the Leisure World Sewing Brigade is ready to start up again. Cloth masks continue to be an important component in the fight against COVID-19. The brigade has an ample supply of elastic and a limited amount of recently donated fabric, and needs funding to continue its effort. To date, the group has made and given away 25,401 masks. Of those, 4,000 were given to Leisure World residents and 500 to the local Meals on Wheels. The rest were given to hospitals, doctors, nurses, first responders, frontline workers and women’s shelters. If you are interested in helping the effort by sewing, cutting fabric or elastic, being a runner or making a donation, call Yevette Louie at (562) 841-2166 or email Dean Jacobus at Dean.Jacobus@gmail.com.
Calling all Family Radio Service Users in Leisure World—the Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. Use the following guidelines.
• Call-in time is from 9:30-9:45 a.m.
• Use Channel 13/0.
• Be sure to wait until the radio is clear and call in stating your first name, last name initial and mutual, example “John S., Mutual 13, checking in.” Remember to press the side button to speak and release when finished.
If you are not sure how to call in and would like additional instruction on use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson, email@example.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
Join the Leisure World Bicyclists Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9 a.m. at the St. Andrews Gate.
The group used to meet at the North Gate, but it is closed due to 405 Freeway construction and other projects. All are welcome to go for a ride to Long Beach, Huntington Beach, El Dorado Park or Seal Beach Pier.
Ride at your own safe speed and use any make of bicycle. Treks, recumbents, electric bicycles, etc., are all welcome. Helmets and safe shoes are a must.
Safe distancing and masks are required.
Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for further information.
Aquarium of Pacific Penguin Exhibit
The Aquarium of the Pacific is now offering its popular Animal Encounter program with Magellanic penguins. Participants will have the chance to sit next to a penguin as it waddles around outside the June Keyes Penguin Habitat before the Aquarium opens to the public in the morning.
An Aquarium educator will accompany participants and teach them about the Aquarium’s penguins, where this species lives in the wild, what they eat, and how the Aquarium cares for them.
Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras or phones to take photos. Meet with the Aquarium’s staff members who care for penguins and get up close to these fascinating birds during this 30-minute program.
Penguin Encounters require a minimum of two and a maximum of four participants, limited to one household group. Participants must be at least 7 years old. Advance reservations are required. Once booked, Animal Encounter participants must complete a waiver and release form. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and face coverings, social distance from staff members at all times and will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the Aquarium. For more information about the Aquarium’s safety protocols, visit aquariumofpacific.org/visit/aquarium_safety.
WHEN: Offered daily at 8:30 a.m. Penguin Encounters must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
WHERE: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
COST: $150 per person, $135 per Aquarium member. Includes Aquarium admission (currently only outdoor exhibit areas are open).
INFO/RSVP: (562) 590-3100 or visit pacific.to/penguinencounter
Balance and Stability Class
A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Zoom.
Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities.
The class is now being broadcast from around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390, right after the Queen Kong interview and is available on youtube.com.
Rosenfeld is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and a ACE Group exercise certificate.
To join email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you the link to join to group.
Or people can join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the Meeting ID is 849 8252 2530.
Men’s Golf Club
The Men’s Friday Golf Club played at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach July 31. Ten men and one woman tested the par 70, 5800-yard course. The weather was overcast early; when the sun came out, the wind rose making the last few holes extra challenging. The grounds are in particularly good shape, and the greens, well taken care of. With a few large water hazards and smaller, rolling greens, course conditions were ripe for excellent scores. Not surprisingly, there were seven birdies, but only three sub-par rounds. Meadowlark has lovely tree-lined fairways and numerous elevation changes adding to the challenge.
All scores are net (actual score minus handicap).
A Flight Winners:
First Place: Jim Goltra, 6 under 64 plus 3 birdies and closest to the pin on the 130-yard par 3 seventh hole; second: Dave LaCascia, 4 under 66 plus 2 birdies and closest to the pin on the 150-yard par 3 sixteenth hole; third: Bill McKusky; 1 under 69 plus 2 birdies; fourth: Sam Choi and fewest putts for A flight; fifth: Fujio Norihiro.
B Flight Winners:
First Place: John Meyer, 3 over 73 plus tied for fewest putts for B flight; second: Lowell Goltra, 5 over 75 plus tied for fewest putts for B flight; third: Bob Munn, fourth: Gene Vesely.
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. LW Men’s Club membership is not required. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight; two prizes for closest to the pin on par threes; and a prize for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-One, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Bill McKusky, (562) 430-8618, or Dave LaCascia, (801) 674-5975.
Friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. If you are a LW Men’s or Women’s League member handicaps can be determined using our local course handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer and more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact Dave for more info.
Friday Tech Talk
Join Bob Cohen in a one-hour Zoom class on a technology topic every Friday at 10 a.m.
• Aug. 7: Finding and Using Stock Images from the Web
• Aug. 14: Zoom for Hosts: Creating and Using Polls
• Aug. 21: Zoom for Hosts: Using Annotations and Whiteboard
• Aug. 28: Creating a Facebook Page for a Business, Club, Organization or Pet
To register, contact email@example.com or subscribe to the newsletter at www.bobology.com.
Health, page 6
Overcoming Roadblocks to Achieve Healthy Eating
Here are some suggestions for dealing with the common problems that can make it harder for older people to follow through on smart food choices.
Food Tastes Different?
Are foods not as tasty as you remember? It might not be the cook’s fault! Maybe your sense of taste, smell, or both has changed. Growing older, having dental problems, and medication side effects can cause your senses to change. Taste and smell are important for healthy appetite and eating. Try adding fresh herbs, spices, or lemon juice to your plate. If you drink alcohol or smoke, cutting back can improve your sense of taste.
Feeling Sad and Don’t
Want to Eat?
Feeling blue now and then is normal, but if you continue to feel sad, ask your doctor for help. Being unhappy can cause a loss of appetite. Help might be available. You might need to talk with someone trained to work with people who are depressed.
Just Not Hungry?
Maybe you are not sad, but just can’t eat very much. Changes to your body as you age can cause some people to feel full sooner than they did when younger. Or lack of appetite might be the side effect of a medicine you are taking—your doctor might be able to suggest a different drug.
Try being more physically active. In addition to all the other benefits of exercise and physical activity, it may make you hungrier.
If you aren’t hungry because food just isn’t appealing, there are ways to make it more interesting. Make sure your foods are seasoned well, but not with extra salt. Try using lemon juice, vinegar, or herbs to boost the flavor of your food.
Vary the shape, color, and texture of foods you eat. When you go shopping, look for a new vegetable, fruit, or seafood you haven’t tried before or one you haven’t eaten in a while. Sometimes grocery stores have recipe cards near items. Or ask the produce staff or meat or seafood department staff for suggestions about preparing the new food. You can also find recipes online.
If you aren’t eating enough, add snacks throughout the day to help you get more nutrients and calories. Raw vegetables with hummus, low-fat cheese and whole grain crackers, a piece of fruit, unsalted nuts, or peanut butter are good examples. You can try putting shredded low-fat cheese on your soup or popcorn or sprinkling nuts or wheat germ on yogurt or cereal.
If you are eating so little that you are losing weight but don’t need to, your doctor might suggest a protein nutrition supplement. Sometimes these supplements help undernourished people gain a little weight. If so, they should be used as snacks between meals or after dinner, not in place of a meal and not right before one. Ask your doctor how to choose a supplement.
Weight Issues Adding
Some older adults do not get enough of the right nutrients. These problems can put you at risk of developing weak bones and muscles, which can make you frail and unable to do daily activities. Obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and the number of older people who are overweight or obese is also increasing. But, just losing weight is not necessarily the answer. That’s because sometimes when older people lose weight, they lose more muscle than fat. That puts them at greater risk for becoming frail and falling. They also might lose bone strength and be at risk for a broken bone. Exercise helps you keep muscle and bone. Also, for some people, a few extra pounds late in life can act as a safety net should they get a serious illness that limits how much they can eat for a while.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), delivers freshly cooked meals daily, Monday thru Friday, between 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a hot dinner, cold lunch, dessert and 8oz. carton of one percent milk. The cold lunch may be an entree salad or a sandwich with a small side salad. A sugar-free dessert is available for those who have diabetes. 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 Caron before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Aug. 6: Baked ziti with turkey, whole grain roll, broccoli and cauliflower, Jello with pineapple, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, homemade potato salad.
Friday, Aug 7: Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, wild rice, seasoned carrots, fruit cocktail, entree greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, Vinaigrette dressing.
Monday, Aug. 10: Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Ambrosia salad, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade macaroni salad.
Tuesday, Aug 11: Vegetable fritatta, oven browned potatoes, seasoned cauliflower, pears with cinnamon, entree Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing, crackers.
Wednesday, Aug. 12: Oven roasted pork loin with honey and garlic sauce, barley pilaf, peas and onions, banana, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, marinated confetti salad.
Community pages 7-8
Grace Kim received the 2020 Outstanding Service Award from the Sookmyung Girls High School Alumnae Association. Grace taught high school students for 35 years, the last 24 years were at Northern California Davis Senior High School.She retired from Northern California Davis Senior High in 1996. Grace also served at Presbyterian Church, in Davis, California, as well as Leisure World Community Church and various community organizations in Northern California and Leisure World. She has served in the GAF Board, Korean American Association, Multicultural Council, Korean American Chorale, Korean American and the Classical Music Academy.
Mutual 1 resident Joann Mullins celebrated her 86th birthday on July 4, and had a socially distanced celebration with friends and neighbors. Joann was serenaded and presented with balloons and a Lynda Walker Original card. Those celebrating were Taylor White (l-r), Debbi Fudge, Joann Mullins, Lynda Walker, Pauline Fitzsimmons and Yoon Lee.
AA Friends meetings are continuing in Leisure World during the shut down of its clubhouse meetings. Those who would like to recieve the online Zoom meeting codes, call (562) 500-5105 or (213) 248-0539.
Club joins SPP in celebrating the life of Rep. John Lewis
By Dave Silva
Jackie Clarke, 0resident of the Senior Patriots for Peace, organized a demonstration held in front of the Leisure World Globe on July 29 between 4–5:30 p.m. The Leisure World Humanists joined the Senior Patriots in celebrating the life of John Lewis and his lifelong commitment to social justice.
The signs the groups displayed supported the Black Lives Matter movement for racial justice and equality, violence against peaceful protestors expressing their first amendment rights, demands for police reform to reduce excessive violence and advocating that everyone wear masks to protect themselves and others in the midst of the pandemic. Many of the cars passing by honked their horns in support of our commitment to a more peaceful and just society.
John Lewis served as Congressman in the House of Representatives from the 5th District in Georgia for over 30 years. He was known by his colleges as the Conscience of the Congress. Lewis was second only to Martin Luther King Jr. in his struggle to bring racial justice to these United States. Lewis adopted the non-violent methods of Mahatma Gandhi to overturn segregation and bring voting rights to Black citizens. In this he was not completely successful.
Lewis was perhaps the most vocal critic of racism and inequality at the March on Washington, where King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.
There are many great quotes attributed to John Lewis. One of them being, “None of us will be free until all of us are equal.” Under the guidance of Martin Luther King Jr., he adopted the non-violent method of dissent created by Mahatma Gandhi, that called upon the compassion innate within the human spirit to treat others as they would wish to be treated and to grant them the basic human right they would claim for themselves. Throughout his life John Lewis never wavered from these basic principles.
Although King and Lewis often sought these principles of equal justice for all under the law from the Bible and Christian teachings, the values are universal in their nature. Gandhi was a Hindu, who was deeply influenced by the Jain religion that practices complete respect for the sanctity of all life – not just human life. Much of Gandhi’s success was built on his respect for the beliefs of other beliefs that embrace equality and justice for all.
Humanists believe all people are equal under the law regardless of the color of their skin, sex, sexual orientation or their nationality. We contend to believe otherwise can only result in discrimination and violence. The philosophical concept of equality doesn’t need a religious foundation to support it.
Diana Harrison would like to thank everyone who has donated and helped sew masks for the community and surrounding areas so far. She is sill seeking homemade fabric masks to collect and distribute. If interested in helping, call Sharon Kohn at (562) 596-1969.
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.
Thursday, August 6
4 pm Sailing, Sailing, Sails Aweigh
4:18 pm LW Eric part 1 & 2
5 pm LW Entertainment
5:23 pm Suede Soul Dancers
7 pm Back to Bourbon Steet
7:40 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Friday, August 7
4 pm LW- Eric and Sandy
4:30 pm Anna Derby 71st Birthday
4:45 pm Wally Schirra
5:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 1
6:40 pm History of Las Vegas Part 2
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
Seal Beach Police Department
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobats
10:37 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
Saturday, August 8
4 pm Vinyl Rock Valentine Concert
6:15 pm LW Hula Dance Club
6:30 pm Harmonn Islanders
7 pm Beginning of Leisure World
7:15 pm Back to Bourbon Street
8 pm LAUSD
12 am Cerritos Center–
Sunday, August 9
4 pm Seal Beach City Council
Meeting 8/3 Replay
5:05 pm Betty Price Chimes Solist
6 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
7 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7:30 pm History of Seal Beach
8 pm Wally Shirra/Newsreel 1964
8:30 pm Eric and Sandy-LW
9 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
10 pm Abilene Ampitheater
11:35 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Monday, August 10
4 pm LW Entertainment
4:30 pm LW Hula Dance Club
4:45 pm LW Special Olympics
5 pm Sailing, Sailing, Sails Aweigh
5:18 pm LW- Eric Part 1 & 2
6 pm History of Seal Beach
6:30 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7 pm SB Planning Committee LIVE
8 pm World’s Fair Newsreel
8:15 pm Beginning of LW
8:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
9:05 pm LW Entertainment
9:30 pm Vinyl Rock Valentine Concert
11:40 pm National Parks/Drone Club
Tuesday, August 11
4 pm Sailing, Sailing, Sails Aweigh
4:18 pm LW- Eric Part 1 & 2
5 pm LW Entertainment
5:23 pm Suede Soul Dancers
7 pm Back to Bourbon Street
7:40 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
8:30 pm Cerritos Center:
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Wednesday, August 5
4 pm Eric and Sandy- LW
4:30 pm LW- Anna Derby’s
5:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 1
6:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 2
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
Seal Beach Police department
9 pm Cerritos Center:
Golden Dragon Acrobatics
10:30 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
*All programming is subject to change.
Michelle Steel to speak at club’s next Zoom meeting
By Brian Harmon
Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the OC Board of Supervisors and Seal Beach resident, will be the guest speaker at the Republican Club’s Zoom meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12, a week earlier than the usual meeting day.
Steel is probably the most popular political figure in OC today and is running for Congress against Harley Rouda in the 48th District, which includes Leisure World. To join in on the meeting, contact the Republican Club President at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 335-0779.
Throughout her career, Supervisor Steel has focused on controlling government spending to prevent tax increases. As an elected member of the California Board of Equalization for eight years, she fought consistently, and sometimes successfully, to stop new taxes from being implemented.
Steel, a conservative, is also well known for leading the fight against making Orange County a “sanctuary” county, which would have prevented police from cooperating with Federal immigration officials and prevents the County from informing ICE when dangerous prisoners are released from jail.
Steel, as of press time, is the only serious candidate in the race to publicly oppose defunding the police.
She is endorsed by Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, retired Sheriff Sandra Hutchins and Orange County Supervisors Lisa Bartlett, Andrew Do and Don Wagner. She is also endorsed by Orange County Assessor Claude Parrish, County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen and Treasurer-Tax Collector Shari Freidenrich.
Steel spoke previously to the club on Nov. 20, `when she kicked off her campaign for Congress.
The Republican Club has a booth open near Clubhouse 6 every Monday in August from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m, where you can register to vote or pick up red, white or blue hats. Here are the top 10 reasons to come to the GOP booth:
Get a free face mask and water (stay safe!)
Register to vote
Join the Republican Club
Get a free Michelle Steel for Congress window/yard sign and campaign literature;
Sign the petition to recall Governor Newsom
Receive information on LW GOP Club positions on issues and candidates
Buy red USA hats for $10, or shop for political lapel pins, hat pins, political buttons, hand fans, and scarves
Have fun conversations with some of your approximately 2020 fellow LW Republicans
Munch a free treat
Find out why they have a sign that says, “God is welcome here.”
The Republican Club information and voter registration booth will be open every Monday in August until further notice.
Golden age foundation
Ralph’s Rewards Program can now be completed over the phone
In order to provide services, the Golden Age Foundation needs to raise funds. There are two easy ways to donate funds to GAF without any cost to donors.
One of the ways that people can help GAF is through the Raph’s Community Rewards Program. Sign up on www.ralphs.com. People will need their Ralph’s Rewards Card number to register or the phone number associated with the account.
Those who don’t have access to the Internet can sign up by phone registration. Ralph’s Rewards registration number is (800) 443-4438. Be sure to let them know the GAF non-profit organization (NPO) number with Ralph’s is FS 519.
Ralphs has announced that it is committed to giving $2 million to NPOs over the next 12 months through its Community Contributions program. Just by signing up and doing their normal grocery shopping at Ralph’s, LWers can help GAF obtain a portion of these funds at no additional cost.
Comparing the events of the 1960s to today
By Mary Larson
While the nation continues to memorialize civil rights icon John Lewis, it feels appropriate to compare events of the 1960s with what is happening across the country today.
One such comparison comes from our close friend, the Rev. James (Jim) Lawson, Jr. Jim was the featured speaker at the January meeting of LW’s Senior Patriots for Peace. Jim’s elegy to John Lewis at his funeral services on July 30 is available to watch on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOxpSPT5PnI&feature=youtu.be.
As a young man, Jim Lawson was chosen by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to train young activists to fight racism non-violently. Jim had invited King to Memphis in 1968 and was standing beside him when he was assassinated on April 4.
David Halberstam, then a 25-year-old reporter, was assigned to cover the courage and vision demonstrated by these young people – including Jim Lawson – who were changing history. In his 1998 book titled “The Children,” David covers Jim’s life extensively. This story of the early days of the civil rights movement is still available.
In a just released article, Rev. Lawson calls the Black Lives Matter campaign of today the most important nonviolent campaign since the movement that he, John Lewis and C.T. Vivian helped lead.
Jim writes, “As a student of nonviolence and history, this past spring I have said the 21st century has a chance to have movements like this one. To be far larger and more dynamic than anything we did in 20th century.”
In a June 24 article in Vox, American journalist Ezra Klein writes about the historically multiethnic nature of the Black Lives Matter protests, and the rapid change in polling around racial issues which have put African American in coalition with Hispanics, Asians, and white liberals. According to Ezra, the Democratic Party is increasingly a coalition of people who experience racism directly or base part of their identity on opposing it ideologically.
Recent polling following George Floyd’s death indicate a big shift from the 1960s. A recent Monmouth survey found that 71 percent of Democrats thought the anger driving the protests was justified. A CNN poll found 92 percent believe the criminal justice system is biased against Black Americans. A CBS poll found that 76 percent believe African Americans face “a lot” of discrimination in daily life.
As one of the latest signs as to how the Black Lives Matter movement is reshaping politics, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that top CA Democratic leaders are demanding that the party stop accepting campaign contributions from law enforcement unions.
The San Diego County Democratic Party has published online an extensive list of acticles, resources, and guides in support of the Back Lives Matter movement and other anti-racism efforts. Congressman Harley Rouda has participated in BLM protests.
Those who want to stay informed and are interested in receiving the Democratic Club’s electronic newsletter on a regular basis, should email email@example.com or call (562) 296-8521 with your contact information.
Sept. 1949 – July 2020
Dao Thi (Nguyen) Trimble, 70, of Moorpark and Seal Beach, California, passed away on July 14, 2020, in her daughter’s home, surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with uterine cancer.
She was born to Cung Nguyen and Mung Thi Nguyen, on September 13, 1949, in Hue, Vietnam.
Dao grew up the seventh of 10 children in the “Imperial City” of Hue, Vietnam, a prominent city known for its history as the nation’s capital under the Nguyen Dynasty.
From a devout Catholic family, Dao’s life was centered on the teachings and activities of the Roman Catholic church of Phu Cam in Hue. She attended the prestigious all-girls Dong Khanh High School located on the banks of the Perfume River. With her knowledge of English, she went on to work in the U.S. Military Post Exchange during the war.
After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Dao evacuated Vietnam for fear of persecution from the Viet Cong. Dao came to the United States with former husband, David F. Trimble with whom she had one daughter, Jennifer Trimble. Her entrepreneurial spirit led to owning and operating a successful salon, Hair Concepts in Moorpark. During her 22 years at the salon, she developed lasting friendships with many of her clients and became a well-loved member of the community. Always guided by her faith, she regularly attended the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Moorpark. Over the years, she continued to support family and charities in her home country of Vietnam. In 2017, Dao purchased a home in Leisure World Seal Beach to fulfill her dream of retiring by the beach. Dao was a devoted grandmother, mother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Dao is survived by her daughter Jennifer Jane Trimble (Jorge Alted); two grandsons Milo Alted and Luca Alted; three sisters, Lien Kim Nguyen, Tin Thi Nguyen and Hoa Thi Nguyen; three brothers, Chinh Nguyen, Lanh Nguyen and Dinh Nguyen; longtime companion Mike Butler, and many loving nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Mung Thi Nguyen and Cung Nguyen; sisters Luu Thi Nguyen and Dinh Thi Nguyen; and brother Hien Nguyen.
Dao touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She will especially be remembered for her generous, welcoming spirit and her passionate love of family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to La Salle Vietnam House/Christian Brothers, a non-profit Catholic organization that brings direct aid to poor and disadvantaged children in Vietnam: 1103 Maxey Ct,. San Jose, CA, 95132-2868.
A celebration of life will be held at Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, at a later date due to COVID-19 restrictions.
—paid obituary •••
Edgar Narmore 86
Mary Gage 84
Harold Newmark 84
Marilyn Braaten 78
Daryle Anderson 88
Nancy McCarthy 81
David Zuckerman 64
Bernice Boykin 84
Lila Lee Andersen 80
Steohen Lsmbert 68
Sylvia Hayes 73
Maria Sanchez 72
Ellis Hinman 94
John Conway 90
Margaret Duggan 58
David Dominguez 66
Marilyn Siler 84
Darren Menefee 46
Marvin Dunn 77
Families assisted by
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/31/20
I am a 78 yr. old man seeking a female companion. I am a widower, a Christian, father and grandfather. I am retired from the Air Force and a retired school teacher. I am a Trump supporter, and from conservative. I am a saxophonist, singer, and favor music of Senatra, Tony Bennett, etc. Seeking a Christian female, intelligent, warm, gentle, sweet, loving, thoughtful, affectionate and kind. I enjoy swimming, golf, tennis, long walks & movies. If interested, call (562) 650-5528. I live at 13701 Annandale Dr. 08/06
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
LW DECOR INC.
New triple pane windows,
laminate flooring, carpet patio
tile/carpet. Painting ceilings
made smooth, ceiling lights.
refaced kitchen cabinets,
refaced granite quartz countertops.
Lic. #723262. 07/02
LW DECOR INC.
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.
Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
Serving LW since 1999. 09/17
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 08/06
LW DECOR INC.
Only premium paints,
Ceilings made smooth.
Cown moulding installed.
LW DECOR INC
40 years in LW.
LW Decor Inc.
Laminate, Vinyl, Plank, Patio tile and Patio carpet.
40 years in Leisure World.
Interior Flooring Solutions
Hardwood floors, carpet,
laminate, vinyl planks.
25 years experience.
Contractor License 1043763. 12/24
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning
We just cleaned your neighbor’s house in Leisure World…
Would you like yours cleaned too?
Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.07/30
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 09/24
LW DECOR INC.
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262.
LW DECOR INC.
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. 08/20
Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-9906.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.
Maria’s experieced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 12/31/20
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770. 10/01
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/10/20
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 09/24
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state.
Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/17
MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/31/20
DO YOU NEED HELP
GETTING THINGS DONE?
Call “your personal concierge”. Home organization, running
errands, house/pet sitting, personal shopper, post office services
and more! Reasonable rates.
Call or text Lisa (949) 432-1877. 08/06
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. 09/03
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 08/20
Get the beautiful hair at home. Countless happy clients with good referrals. Gabriel (562)708-3170 License #B50551. 08/06
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal
Beach License LUC0001.10/08
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/17
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 09/23
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 08/20
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training,
Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 08/06
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 10/22
Auto wanted. Student needs Toyota Prius. 2005 or up. Has cash. Call Terry (562) 577-4921. 08/06
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Golf Cart, Sales, parts and services. 714-292-9124. 05/13/2021
2015 Scooter 3 WHL Victory 2015. New battery 2-1-2020. Price $400. 760-567-1965. Interlachen, LW. 08/06
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 08/20
Rides by Russ,
With the personal touch.
For over 5 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping
I also make & sell face shields for $6.
Russ 714-655-1544. 08/13
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 09/03
5th wheel trailer, 94 Savana, 2 new batteries. 4 new tires. 5 yr roof. Side rm & skirting. Everythign works. Excellent shape. $5,000 OBO. Call 562-714-4648 Mike. 08/06
1994 Buick Skylark, 1008 miles. Blue Book price $1,500. Good condition. (562) 598-6290. 08/06
1998 Volkswagen Rialta, 22 ft. motorhome. 128K miles, $20,000.
(562 594-7549. 08/06
MOVING, HAULING &
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License
BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 09/24
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 09/17
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
GE Electric sliding range, 4 yrs old. Like new. $600. (562) 431-3193. 08/06
Private Sale – August 6-9. Collection of precious moments, willow tree figurines, Christmas in lindshorg, cut glass, roll top desk, dining table, sofa, ladies clothing. Call Glind Davis (714) 943-1818 for appointment. 08/06
GENERATOR 2000 Watt, like new. Only has 5 hrs, 3HP engine. Runs great. Very quiet. $150. LW Resident. (808) 339-9591. 08/06
7-piece patio table & chairs. Wrought iron style. Ceramic tile top, no cushions. Cost $600, asking $250. (714) 272-7448. 08/06
Wanted late model working stackable electric washer & dryer.
(310) 650-0029. 08/06
WOODEN JIGSAW PUZZLES
I’m looking to buy some for my aunt. Puzzles with character-shaped “whimsey” pieces. Please call or text (805) 861-7132 or email at
I have a couch, dining room set, brass headboard, 2 green lounge chairs and a glass/wood coffee table available. Also, various books, bedding, kitchen items and knicknacks. Located in Mutual 3, 13800 Canoe Brook #15L. Please call to set time to meet, Bev Airhart (714) 337-6487. 08/06
Seeking carport in Mutual 2 by Monterey Rd or Merion Way. Barbara (661) 496-7708. 08/27
LW REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
LW Real Estate for sale: Mutual 5-98L, 2 bed, 1.5 ba, corner. AC/Greenbelt, designer kitchen. Call Hank by appt. only (562) 743-8473. 08/06
Mutual 1-54H Fully expanded one bed. Approximately 900 sq ft. AC, washer, dryer, nice greenbelt, great location. $190,000. Call Hank for appt. (562) 743-8473. 08/06
One bed basic Mutual 7-160B. $179,000. Driveup, AC. Call Hank for appt. (562) 743-8473. 08/06