LWW Trans/Vie 02-27-20

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Page 1, General News

Thuy Do makes heirloom rings for daughters

by Chris Walker


Over the last year, Thuy Do of Mutual 14 has spent her precious time crafting a legacy of treasures for her family, and she did it all in the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4.

Her jewelry-making skills are well known among the rock hounds and grassroots jewelers who frequent the Lapidary Room.

And Thuy Do has learned to do it all—she cuts stones, works with metals and glass, and has been honing her considerable skill to execute a project of epic proportions: to fashion three rings from one large gleaming piece of blue topaz.

Thuy made one ring for herself and will give the others as gifts to each of her two daughters, Stephanie Thuy Do and Jennifer Thuy Do.

The rings were finished just in time for a very important milestone: her oldest daughter Stephanie will have her mother’s gift as a wedding ring Saturday; it will be a lasting symbol of eternal love when she marries Tony Conoscenti on Feb. 29. 

Daughter Jennifer lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Thuy’s son, Francis Do, lives in Vail, Colorado. All of them will be together to celebrate Stephanie and Tony’s marriage.

Thuy, her family and her late husband, Dieu Thuc Do, hail from Cleveland, Ohio. 

Thuy married Dieu, an M.D., in 1980 in Toronto, Canada. The couple moved to Ohio to settle down. Dieu was a major in the South Vietnamese military and later, for the United States Army. 

Thuy Do began sourcing, designing and cutting, and polishing her blue topaz rings in 2019. Blue topaz has a rich blue color and is said to promote harmony and relaxation. 

Lapidary enthusiast Bill Hayes has been one of her mentors throughout the process. 

Thuy has made clocks, rings and necklaces from glass, ruby and blue topaz.

The process begins with a design, followed by sourcing the materials and finally cutting the materials with precision equipment. The process is time consuming and mistakes are hard to correct, hence the joy over creating three heirloom rings linking Thuy Do and her daughters through the beauty of her art.

Back History Month Screening

The Leisure World Library will host a community film screening in honor of Black History Month, the annual celebration in February of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.

The library will screen “12 Years a Slave” from 2-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, in Clubhouse 4. 

 “12 Years a Slave,” rated R, is a 2013 biographical period-drama and an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir “Twelve Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northup. He was a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released.

This year’s Black History Month theme is “African Americans and the Vote.”

AAUW Celebrates

The Long Beach Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host its annual, invitation-only STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Conference for the 17th year. The conference, aimed at motivating 250 LBUSD middle school girls into STEM careers, will be held at Long Beach City College’s Liberal Arts Campus on Feb. 28,  from 4:30-7 p.m. Conference sponsors are AES, Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Water Department, Society for American Military Engineers (Orange County Post) and other local businesses: Diversified Technical Systems (DTS), P2S Inc., SCS Engineers, TABC / Toyota and the Teachers Association of Long Beach.  

The conference wil be attended by 7th and 8th graders from Franklin Classical Middle School, Hamilton Middle School, Hudson K-8 School, Muir Academy, Powell Academy for Success (K-8), Stephens Middle School and Washington Middle School.

It will highlight 10 STEM careers including: architect, astrophysicist, coroner, environmental engineer, mechanical engineer, optometrist, paleontologist, software engineer, speech-language pathologist and structural engineer. 

This year’s keynote speaker is Sathya Chey, a graduate of LBUSD, CSU Fullerton, and USC, where she received her MBA. Chey, the honoree of a 2019 Forbes Best-in-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisor award, will share her journey with the girls, from her birth at a Thai refugee camp to becoming a highly regarded financial advisor.

Afterward, students will attend two  hands-on workshops, where they participate with female  STEM professionals to gain an understanding of the work involved and investigate possible career paths. AAUW Long Beach branch members and other volunteers work diligently to make this conference a success.

AAUW’s Long Beach branch has been involved in the community since 1911. Its mission is to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy, with membership open to those with an AA degree or greater. For details about membership in AAUW and the local Branch, visit www.aauw-longbeach.org. 

Mini Bus Schedule

by Grant Winford

GRF fleet manager


The 2020 LW Minibus schedule has been delivered to all shareholders’ homes over the last 10 days. The new book contains updated minibus route time tables in a larger print font as well as easier-to-read route maps. 

The routes in the book will become effective on Monday, March 2.

The monthly Minibus orientation  on Thursday, March 5, will highlight the new minibus schedule and related changes and all transportation options available to Leisure World residents. 

The monthly orientation classes are held at Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The major changes to the 2020 Minibus schedule and routes include:

• Monday-Friday Morning B bus service will begin at 8 a.m. The 7:30 a.m. trip has been eliminated.

• Monday-Friday Evening B bus service from 4:15-4:55 p.m. has been eliminated. 

• The evening on-call bus will be available for late afternoon passenger service beginning at 4:15p.m. and will continue until 5:30 p.m. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will be dispatched to your location. Evening on call service will no longer be available after 5:30 p.m. See page 38 in the new schedule book.

• Saturday D bus service will be begin at 9:15 a.m. and continue until 6:35p.m. Note that the 7:45-9:10 a.m. service has been eliminated on Saturdays.

• Sunday D bus service will begin at 7:45 a.m. and will continue until 3:20 p.m. Note that the 3:25-6:35 p.m. service has been eliminated.

• Holiday D bus service will operate on most major holidays from 9:15 a.m.-4:05 p.m.

• Access wheelchair service on Saturday will now follow the same schedule as on Sundays. Weekend Access service  will be available from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

GAF Donation to GRF

The Golden Age Foundation Board has voted to donate $125,000 to build a ramp to help disabled shareholders access the Amphitheater building.  The vote was taken at the GAF’s Jan. 22 board meeting.

People who use walkers, wheelchairs or electric scooters would be able to use the ramp, which will be easier to navigate than the current ramp.

On Feb. 5, the Golden Rain Foundation Physical Property Committee accepted the funding and gave the project a high priority.

Pathways Grief Support

A Journeys Support Group, sponsored by Pathways, will begin a new session for adults in grief who are adjusting to the loss of a loved one. 

Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, March 4-April 22, from 2-3 p.m.

One of the most effective ways to deal with grief is to surround yourself with a supportive community. 

The Journeys Grief Support Program provides a safe place to process feelings with others who have experienced similar losses. Each week a new topic will be introduced, and group members will learn valuable tools to help them move forward.

Contact Cindy Tostado, LCSW, GRF member resource liaison, 431-6586, ext. 317, to RSVP and receive details before attending as space is limited.

JFTB commander named

The California Military Department has named U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Michael J. Leeney as the new commander of Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) effective Feb. 1.   

Leeney will oversee all operations at the 1,319-acre installation, which is home to the only military airfield in the greater Los Angeles area and serves as a training hub for every armed forces branch.

“Brig. Gen. Leeney brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and energy to this assignment and will be a strong advocate for the California Military Department in Southern California,” said Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, adjutant general of the California Military Department.

Leeney succeeds Brig. Gen. Nick Ducich who has started an assignment with the National Guard Bureau. 

Leeney concurrently serves as deputy commanding general (operations) of the California Army National Guard’s 40th Infantry Division, which is also based at JFTB. 

For additional information, contact Col. (CA) Richard Lalor at (562) 795-2096 or via email at richard.w.lalor2.nft@mail.mil, or Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman via email at crystal.c.housman.mil@mail.mil.

CERT Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. 

The CERT training program is a 20-hour course, delivered over a five-week period. Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue. 

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Students must attend all sessions.

All classes meet on Mondays from 8 a.m.-noon. The schedule is as follows (locations and topics may be changed):

• March 2: Disaster Prep., Unit 1, CERT Organization, Unit 2, Clubhouse 3, Room 1

• March 9: Medical Operations I, Unit 3; Medical Operations II, Unit 4, Clubhouse 4, Section A

• March 16:  Disaster Psychology, Unit 5; Fire/Utility Safety, Unit 6, Clubhouse 4, Section A

• March 23: Light Search & Rescue, Unit 7; Terrorism/CERT, Unit 8; Clubhouse 4, Section A

• March 30: Course Review/Disaster Simulation, Unit 9, Clubhouse 4, Section A

To register, call Eloy Gomez at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356.

Naples Rib Co is in LW

Naples Rib Company will host dinner at 4 p.m. on March 2 in Clubhouse 1. The restaurant serves dinner in Leisure World on the first Monday of each month. Reservations are required for Naples. Call (562) 439-7427or visit www.ribcompany.com/leisure-world-menu.asp. Reservations must be received before noon on the Mondays that it serves here. Those who book through the website will receive a special treat. 

Hometown Buffetwill serve an all-you-can-eat buffet on March 23 for $11 all inclusive, starting at 4:30 in Clubhouse 1. It accepts checks, cash and credit cards, and the menus are published in the LW Weekly.

Hometown Buffet serves dinner on the fourth Monday of the month.

The Leisure World Transportation Department provides regular weekday and weekend bus service to the clubhouse as well as on-call service for the special needs Access bus. For further information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372 or 379. For information about restaurant service, contact events@lwsb.com or 431-6586, ext. 326.

Sunshine Club Day Trip

The Sunshine Club will host a day trip to The Getty Villa in Malibu on March 12.

A few seats are still available. To make reservations, call (562) 301-5339.

People who have already signed up should be in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot by 8:30 a.m., and no later than 8:45 a.m. to allow enough time to check in prior to boarding the bus.

Community Pet Vet Clinic

Community Church will host a vet care clinic offering low-cost dog and cat vaccination and other services will be held on March 19 from 9-11 a.m. Rabies vaccines will cost $12, physical exams, $25; micro-chip, $30. Residents should bring their dogs on leashes and cat should be in crates for their safety.

For more information, contact Elaine Miller at (925) 997-3412.

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Scam Alert

The Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force provided the following list to warn and educate the public about trending elder fraud threats. The Strike Force encourages use of the scheme names listed below to enable those combatting financial exploitation to speak a common language in discussing and reporting incidences of elder fraud.

IRS Tax Scam

Social Security Administration imposters contact prospective victims by telephone and falsely claim that the victim’s Social Security number has been suspended because of suspicious activity, or because it has been involved in a crime. They ask to confirm the victim’s Social Security number, or they may say they need to withdraw money from the victim’s bank and to store it on gift cards or in other unusual ways for “safekeeping.” Victims may be told their accounts will be seized or frozen if they fail to act quickly.

Perpetrators often use robocalls to reach victims. Victims may be told to “press 1” to speak to a government “support representative” for help reactivating their Social Security number. They also use caller ID spoofing to make it look like the Social Security Administration is calling. With such trickery, perpetrators convince victims to give up their Social Security numbers and other personal information. Social Security Administration imposters operating from abroad often use U.S.-based money mules to receive victim payments and transmit proceeds to perpetrators.

 Source: Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General

Tech Support Scam

Fraudsters make telephone calls and claim to be computer technicians associated with a well-known company or they may use internet pop-up messages to warn about non-existent computer problems. The scammers claim they have detected viruses, other malware, or hacking attempts on the victim’s computer. 

They pretend to be “tech support” and ask that the victim give them remote access to his or her computer. Eventually, they diagnose a non-existent problem and ask the victim to pay large sums of money for unnecessary – or even harmful – services.

Tech Support Scams operating from abroad often use U.S.-based money mules (including legitimate-seeming businesses registered in the U.S.) to receive victim payments and transmit proceeds to perpetrators.

 Source: Federal Trade Commission

Lottery Scam

Fraudulent telemarketers based in Jamaica and other countries are calling people in the U.S., telling them that they have won a sweepstakes or foreign lottery. The fraudulent telemarketers typically identify themselves as lawyers, customs officials, or lottery representatives, and tell people they have won vacations, cars or thousands—even millions—of dollars. “Winners” need only pay fees for shipping, insurance, customs duties, or taxes before they can claim their prizes. Victims pay hundreds or thousands of dollars and receive nothing in return, and often are revictimized until they have no money left. Lottery Scams operating from abroad often use U.S.-based money mules to receive victim payments and transmit proceeds to perpetrators.

Source: U.S. Embassy in Jamaica


IRS Imposter Scam

IRS Imposter Scams are aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers. Callers claim to be employees of the IRS, using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a wire transfer or stored value card such as a gift card. Victims who refuse to cooperate are threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. IRS Imposter Scams operating from abroad often use U.S.-based money mules to receive victim payments and transmit proceeds to perpetrators.

Source: Internal Revenue Services


Sweeheart Scam

Millions of Americans use dating sites, social networking sites and chat rooms to meet people. And many forge successful relationships. But scammers also use these sites to meet potential victims. They create fake profiles to build online relationships and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love. Some even make wedding plans before disappearing with the money. An online love interest who asks for money is almost certainly a scam artist. Romance Scams operating from abroad often use U.S.-based money mules to receive victim payments and transmit proceeds to perpetrators. Sometimes, perpetrators of Romance Scams convince victims to serve as money mules, receiving illegal proceeds of crime and forwarding those proceeds to perpetrators. For example, Romance Scam victims often are induced to receive payments and/or goods such as technology equipment procured through fraud and to forward those payments and goods directly or indirectly to perpetrators.

Source: Federal Trade Commission

Letters to the Editor


This is in response to  a Letter to the Editor from Beth Mayer (Feb. 20). 

The petition she talked about costing the mutual $11,000 was rescinded so as to not put the cost on Mutual 9. 

I think it is very important for all LW shareholders to know that policies can be put to a shareholders’ vote during the yearly Board Election Ballot without cost.

The shareholder petitions  just have to be presented to the Mutual Boards within the 90 days of the board election. 

LW shareholders have the right to be heard and this doesn’t have to cost any extra money to their mutuals. I think it’s great to see more shareholders involved in their mutual agendas. 

Lori Gray

Mutual 9


I would like to see a regular update in the LW Weekly from the Security Director regarding the Seal Beach Police Department patrol activities within Leisure World. It appears there was a flurry of activity after the death of a pedestrian a few months ago, and drivers were more cautious when approaching stop signs and cross walks. 

The honeymoon is over, and it’s business as usual on the St. Andrews speedway and Golden Rain raceway. 

As I was walking the other day, I was crossing Oakmont at El Dorado when a driver rolled right through the stop sign while I was in the crosswalk. This is the same intersection where the pedestrian was killed. A similar incident happened at Knollwood and El Dorado, but the driver was nice enough to wave at me as her car passed within a foot of me. 

I have witnessed cars running the stop signs at El Dorado and Golden Rain without even slowing down. There will be those that scoff at this letter, but what if it was you who got hit by an inconsiderate driver? I’m just trying my best not to be the next casualty.

Nancy Davison

Mutual 3


Celebrating my birthday with my niece and grandkids at Goldilocks restaurant was terrific. I ordered my favorite pancit (noodles with all the trimmings) and halo-halo, a popular Filipino dessert concoction of crushed ice, evaporated milk and various other delicious ingredients. We had a great time feasting on delicious Filipino cuisine.

Earlier my friends took me to Rusty Pelican in Newport Beach, an elegant restaurant by the water. We enjoyed watching the colorful sailboats while feasting on nutritious and delicious meals.

The Wellness Club at Saint Mary hospital in Long Beach celebrated  February Celebrity members in a decorated room. We played games and even though I did not win, a man gave me his prizes. It was a wonderful random act of kindness. Everyone had a great time feasting and socializing.

Celebrating my birthday with family, friends and colleagues is a blessing I will always cherish .

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual 1

Perspectives Policy

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

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: Columns, 500-word maximum, may present an argument, opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. 

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

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GRF Board Recap

The following is the recap of Golden Rain Foundation Board action from the Feb. 25 meeting:

Approved Consent Agenda

MOVED and duly approved to adopt the Consent Agenda:  Committee/Board meeting minutes for the month of January, as presented; minutes of the January 28, 2020 Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD), as presented; the February 2020 GRF Board Report as presented; the financial statements, January 2020, for audit; and approved Reserve Funds Investment Purchase.

General – Reserve Funding Request – Roof Replacement Administration Building,  Latent Construction Defects

MOVED and duly approved an additional $28,599, Reserve funding, in contingencies for Roof Project #927-19, resulting in a total of $83,086 ($55,513 BOD approved funding) for contingencies for the project, and authorize the Physical Property Chair to approve the change orders.

General – Fitness Center Expansion and Enhancement, Design Approval 

MOVED and duly approved to conceptually approve the design concept (Exhibit A in the agenda packet) for the expansion and enhancement of the Fitness Center and authorize the Physical Property, Recreation and Architectural Design Review Committees  to take all required actions to finalize all plans and specifications and to fully develop all costs for the proposed project. Upon securing all required costs, request the availability of Reserve and Capital funds from the Finance Committee. With the Finance Committee’s determination of available funding, recommend the GRF Board review and approve the design concept.   

General – Design Approval – Pool, Spa, and Locker Room Replacement

MOVED and duly approved the design concepts (Exhibits A and B in the agenda packet) for the replacement of the Pool, Spa and Lockers Room, required by the uncovered presence of numerous critical latent construction defects and authorize the Physical Properties, Recreation and Architectural Design Review Committees  to take all required actions under a budget, as approved by the Board, to complete the replacement of the Pool, Spa and Locker Rooms, as quickly as reasonably possible.    

Executive Committee – GRF Healthcare Benefits Renewal

MOVED and duly approved the renewal of the following GRF employee benefit plans for the plan year beginning April 1, 2020, and ending March 31, 2021:Anthem Blue Cross Medical Low and High HMO Plans, Guardian Dental HMO and PPO Plans, Guardian VSP Vision Plan, Guardian Basic Life and AD&D Insurance Plan, Guardian Long Term Disability Plan, Guardian Accident and Critical Illness Plan, Guardian Employee Assistance Plan, and Guardian Voluntary Life Plan.

Executive Committee – Capital Funding Request – Administration Building, Vacant Office Repurpose

MOVED and duly approved the office rehabilitation expenses for technology purchases and office furniture for the repurposing of the vacant office on the second floor of the Administration Building, Capital Funding, not to exceed $2,000.

Executive Committee – Appoint Inspector of Elections for GRF and Mutual Board Elections

MOVED and duly approved to appoint Accurate Voting Services as the Inspectors of Election for the 2020 GRF and Mutual Board elections.

Finance Committee – Approve Reserve Study Proposal

MOVED and duly approved to accept the Loyalty Plan pricing, as presented in the proposal submitted by Association Reserves (Exhibit A in the agenda packet) for the preparation of a reserve study update with site visit for the budget year 2021, followed by two updates with no site visits for budget years 2022 and 2023, totaling $9,600 per year, to be charged to each respective year’s operating budget.

Physical Property Committee –Reserve Funding Request– Pool/Golf Course Project

MOVED and duly approved additional Reserve funding, not to exceed $750,000, to replace both pools, equipment and rooms, refurbish the locker rooms, as needed, and replace all needed utilities as called out in Exhibit A in the agenda packet, and authorize the President sign the required contracts for the project.

Physical Property Committee – Capital  Funding Request – Clubhouse Three, Knowledge and Learning Center, Rooms Nine and Ten

MOVED and duly approved Capital Funding, in an amount not to exceed $315,000, for the upgrades and betterments for the Knowledge and Learning Center at Clubhouse Three:Room Nine for the purpose of creating a Knowledge and Learning Center based on the scope of work presented (Exhibit A in the agenda packet), including contingencies for assistive listening devices and unforeseen items, for a total cost not to exceed $110,000, and Room Ten for the purpose of creating a Knowledge and Learning Center based on the scope of work presented (Exhibit A in the agenda packet), including contingencies for assistive listening devices and unforeseen items, for a total cost not to exceed $205,000, and to authorize the President sign the contracts and Physical the Property Chairperson authorize any contingency funds. 

Physical Property Committee –Capital Funding Request– 1.8 Area, Electrical

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract to Schlick Ser-vices to install a 400-amp electric panel at the 1.8 area with seven new light poles and fixtures including conduit for video surveillance and adding $4,000 in contingencies for permits and any unforeseen needs, for a total cost not to exceed $ 43,677,  Capital funding, and to authorize the President sign the contracts and Physical Property Chairperson authorize any contingency funds.

Physical Property Committee – Operating Funding Request– Fire Protection Contract

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract to National Fire Protection, to service and maintain Trust Property fire protection equipment, for a three-year period, at a total cost of $15,246, Operating funding, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Physical Property Committee –Reserve Funding Request – Painting Projects -Clubhouse Four, Service Maintenance and Library

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract to Certa Pro Painters, for the exterior painting of Clubhouse Four and the Service Maintenance buildings, as well as the interior painting of the Library and Friends of the Library buildings, for a total cost not to exceed $34,388, including a 5% contingency ($1,638), Reserve funding, and authorize the President sign the contract and Physical Property Chairperson authorize any contingency funds.

Physical Property Committee – Capital Funding Request – Main Gate Improvements (Exit Area, Break Room and Kitchen Area

MOVED and duly approved  improvements at the Security Main Gate (break room, kitchen area and exit office), to be carried out by the Service Maintenance Department as called out in Exhibit A in the agenda packet,  for a cost not to exceed $17,440, Capital funding, and authorize the Executive Director to issue the work order.   

Physical Property Committee – Reserve Funding Request – Clubhouse Four, Replace Flooring, Lapidary Room

MOVED and duly approved to award a contract to Cornerstone Flooring, to replace the flooring in the Lapidary Room of Clubhouse Four, for a cost not to exceed $8,684, and add contingencies of $1,316, for a total project cost not to exceed $10,000, Reserve funding, and to authorize the President to sign the contracts and Physical Property Chairperson authorize any contingency funds.

Physical Property Committee – Reserve Funding Request– Administration Building, Replacement of HVAC Unit One

MOVED and duly approved the replacement of the rooftop HVAC, unit #1, at the Administration Building, for a cost not to exceed $4,200, Reserve funding, and authorize the Executive Director to initiate the request and authorize the President to approve the agreement.

GRF/Mutual Board Training

The Golden Rain Foundation and Mutual Board Training Seminar will be held on Monday, March 2, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 4. The training seminar is open to anyone who is interested in running for GRF and/or Mutual boards.

The agenda is as follows:

• 8:30-8:45 a.m.

Meet and Greet, coffee, doughnuts, fruit will be served.

• 8:45 a.m.

Pledge of Allegiance, led by Rich Carson, Mutual 12 president

Introduction of Speakers, Randy Ankeny, GRF executive director

• 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Training Sessions

• 9-10 a.m.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Attorney Theodore S. Khachaturian

•10-10:30 a.m.

Executive Sessions 101, Attorney Lisa Tashjian

•10:30-11 a.m.

Department of Fair Housing, Lisa Tashjian

• 11 a.m.-noon

You Are a Board Member 24/7, Mutual Attorney Ray Kaiser

GRF Campaign Cycle is underway

The campaign cycle for the GRF Board of Directors (BOD) is now underway. 

During 2020, the Board seats representing the even-numbered Mutuals are up for election. 

Candidacy is subject to all applicable state laws and accordance to GRF policy 5025-30. All candidates must be members of GRF for at least a year at the time of nomination and cannot have been convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from purchasing fidelity bond coverage or terminate existing coverage. 

A Mutual BOD may appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of recommending a candidate for election. 

All candidates recommended by a Mutual BOD or nominating committee will be given candidate instructions by the Stock Transfer Office. 

Candidates must be current in payment of carrying charges. This does not include non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines cost levied by a third party or if member has paid under protest. 

All members have the right to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR) and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) pursuant to Civil Code 5658. A member may contact the Board in writing to initiate an IDR/ADR. If an IDR/ADR is not scheduled and completed prior to the nomination deadline the candidates may be disqualified for non-payment of monthly assessments. 

A candidate may be a member who is an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation, a member of any City Council, Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange, Planning Commission for the City of Seal Beach or County of Orange. 

In addition a member of any entity or partnership or an officer or director of any other corporation engaged in supplying material series or labor to GRF is strongly discouraged from running for the Board. Such actions may cause a potential conflict of interest, causing unnecessary liability, including but not limited to breaching fiduciary duties. 

Each candidate may submit a statement of 300 words or less in 12-point or larger font, single-sided, to the Stock Transfer Office. 

Statements shall be written in compliance with the election rules, e.g., contain the background, qualifications and platform of the candidate, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content. 

The statements will be mailed out with ballots. 

Candidate Nomination Forms and GRF Directors Handbooks are available in the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building beginning Wednesday, March 4, and must be submitted before the deadline, 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 3. 

Members are invited to attend a Question-and-Answer Forum with current GRF Directors on Wednesday, March 25, from 1- 2 p.m. or Thursday, March 26, from 2-3 p.m., at the Administration Building, Conference Room A. 

Candidates must show a photo ID when turning in the Candidate Nomination Form and Statement. Candidates will receive a receipt when turning in their application materials.

Candidates who complete a Candidate Nomination Forms (or who are nominated by a Mutual’s nominating committee or Board) will be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot. 

Three packets containing the Secret Mail-in Ballot, postage-paid envelopes, balloting instructions and deadlines will be mailed to each household in the even-numbered Mutuals on Sunday, May 3. 

Nominations from the floor and write-ins are prohibited. 

For further information on being a candidate for the GRF Board, call 431-6586, ext. 346, for Stock Transfer, or ext. 303 for the Board of Directors Office. 

How to be a candidate for your mutual board

The community unity displayed in Leisure World Seal Beach is a direct result of all the unpaid volunteer Mutual and GRF board members duly elected to serve their mutuals and the shareholders over many years. What better way to sustain a community such as Leisure World then by volunteering time toward the governance of the incredible lifestyle shareholders enjoy?

This community was founded on the premise that the Mutual Boards and the elected board directors would set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation. 

Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate, that is, the shareholders. Board directors find solutions to problems, large and small. This is not an easy job. It takes time, effort and a willingness to unselfishly donate a portion of everyday life to the community.

Leisure World Seal Beach is full of highly qualified shareholders who have so much expertise to offer, such as knowledge of construction, plumbing and accounting. New ideas and perspectives are always needed and that means volunteers are needed. Consider becoming a candidate for a director’s position on your mutual’s board of directors. 

The schedule below indicates each mutual’s annual meeting date and election. Note the deadlines to apply for candidacy. For more information on becoming a Mutual Board of Directors candidate, contact the Stock Transfer Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings 

Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:

Thurs., Feb. 27 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Fri., Feb. 28 Mutual  6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Tues., March 3 Mutual 16

Adminstration 9:30 a.m.

Tues., March 3 Mutual 17

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wed., March 4 CFO Council

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Thurs., March 5 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Mon., March 9 Mutual 9

Administration 9 a.m.

Wed., March 11 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thurs., March 12 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Thurs., March 12 Emergency Information Council

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Fri., March 13 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Mon., March 16 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Tues., March 17 Mutual 14

Administration 1 p.m.

Wed., March 18 Mutual 5

Administration 9 a.m.

Wed., March 18 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m.

Thurs., March 19 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thurs., March 19 Mutual 11

Conference Room B 1:30 p.m.

Mon., March 23 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

Wed., March 25 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thurs., March 26 Mutual 1 (open forum precedes meeting)

Administration 9 a.m.

Fri., March 27 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

GRF Committee Meetings 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:

Tues.,  Feb. 27 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration canceled

Mon., March 2 GRF/Mutual Training

Clubhouse 4 8:30 a.m.

Mon., March 2 Recreation Committee

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Tues., March 3 Mini Farm Subcommittee

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Wed., March 4 Governing Document Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Wed., March 4 Physical Property Committee

Conference Room A 1 p.m.

Thurs., March 5 Architecture Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Fri., March 6 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration 1 p.m.

Mon., March 9 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tues., March 10 Parking Rules Violation Panel

Administration 10 a.m.

Tues., March 10 Facilities/Amenities Review Ad Hoc

Admin 1 p.m.

Wed., March 11 Security, Bus, Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thurs., March 12 Communications Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Fri., March 13 Executive Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Mon., March 16 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tues., March 17 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wed., March 18 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Fri., March 20 GRF/Mutual Roundtable

Administration 1 p.m.

Tues., March 24 GRF Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Thurs., March 26 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Mutual 12 Election

The following information is for Mutual 12 members about the 2020 election of directors

• No. of Directors Being Elected: 7

• Candidate Application Begins: Feb. 27

• Candidate Application Deadline: March 30

• Ballots Mailed: May 12

• Ballot Count: June  11

• Annual Meeting: June 11, 10 a.m., Clubhouse 4

Holiday Carport Cleaning

Memorial Day – Monday, May 25: Mutual 10, Carports 117-121, 123-124, will be cleaned May  29. 

Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 7; Mutual 1, Carports 1-6, 9-10, and Mutual 17, Building 3, will be cleaned  Aug. 31.

ARTS pg 11-16

GRF Weekly Dance

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra will play big band swing and jazz standards in Clubhouse 4 at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 1.

The band is a Leisure World favorite.  

The band plays at LW Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sundays. Concerts are free; tips are appreciated.

People are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• No table saving; doors open at 5:30 p.m.

• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian prepare the room for the following day.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands

• Clubhouse lighting and audio visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given

• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of your favorite bands.  

—GRF Recreation Dept.

Master Gardener Class

Starting March 12, the Leisure World Library will host Master Gardeners from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources who will give talks on specific areas of gardening over the next six months.

Guest lecturers will be in Clubhouse 4 to give their expertise on the following subjects: 

• March 12: Warm Season Vegetables, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.

• April 9: Tomatoes A-Z, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.

• May 14: Herbs, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.

• June 11: Raised Bed Gardening, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m. 

• July 9: California Natives, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m.

• Aug. 13 – Cool Season Vegetables, Clubhouse 4, 1-3 p.m. 

For more information, contact the LW Library at (562) 598-2431.

GRF Movie

“Letters to Juliet,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1,  in Clubhouse 4. While visiting Verona, Italy, with her busy fiancé, a young woman named Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) visits a wall where the heartbroken leave notes to Shakespeare’s tragic heroine, Juliet Capulet. Finding one such letter from 1957, Sophie decides to write to its now elderly author, Claire (Vanessa Redgrave). Inspired by Sophie’s actions, Claire sets out to find her long-lost lover, accompanied by her disapproving grandson (Christopher Egan) and Sophie. 

Community Sing

Leisure World residents and guests are invited to attend the Community Sing on Monday night, March 2, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 starting at 6:30. People who want to participate in Opening Acts should come by 6:15 to sign in with song leader Leila Claudio; bring music for the pianist as needed. Leila’s half-time guests will be Walt Bier and Bob Barnum. 

On Feb. 10, Ethel Carter was the emcee. Opening Acts began with Chuck Zeman singing “How Deep is the Ocean?” (a capella); and included Bruce DuPont, “That’s My Desire”; Carmen Edwards, “Always”; a duet with Diane Wasserman and Chuck Zeman, “Mairzydoats”; Byong Choi, “The Last Rose of Summer”; Bob Slater, “Moon River”; and Vito Villamor, “It’s a Small World” (accompanying himself on his ukulele).

Pianist Pat Kogok accompanied six of the opening acts.

Ethel then led group singing until 7:15 when she introduced her half-time guest, Galit Levy-Slater.  Galit sang three numbers while accompanying herself on her lovely purple guitar: a song in a foreign language, the title in English— “Nightingales,” “The Rose” (for which she wore a beautiful blouse with large red roses) and “When I Fall in Love.” Then she was joined by her husband, Bob Slater, in a duet from “The Phantom” and “All I Ask of You” (accompanied by Pat Kogok on piano).  

The audience applauded loudly and cheered for Galit and also for Bob, both of whom gave a professional performance.

After half-time Ethel led more group singing and ended the evening with “Kumbaya.” Many thanks to pianist Pat Kogok and to Bruce DuPont for helping with the books.

Joyful Line Dance Club

The Joyful Line Dance class is held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. All are welcome, no fees. People are asked to sign in as they arrive at the class.

Last week, the class began with 1997’s “Together Again” to warm up  and continued to “Electric Slide” and “Kiss Me Honey, Honey.”

Then the dancers were ready for a favorite, “Night Fever,” made famous by John Travolta.

Dancers enjoyed other songs, including “Twist and Shout” and the “Macarena,” among other tunes geared for all levels of line dance.

The 90-minute class finished up with “Git Up,” a  fairly new dance demonstrated by instructor Jojo Weingart.

 The class was well attended class with over 40 students. For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339. 

Karaoke Club

“The Sweetest Thing” sung by Janice Chapman is exactly what people think of her singing voice, which is so easy to listen to. She is often invited to harmonize with other karaoke performers.

Last week, the Community Karaoke Club enjoyed catchy melodies like “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by Bev Adams, “Do Lord” by Ellen Brannigan and “Down on the Corner” by Walter and Sue Piippo. 

Other pleasing numbers were sung by the 30 karaoke singers who kept the audience entertained while people snacked on pizza.

Practice karaoke sessions are held in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays. 

Community Karaoke parties are in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

A faithful audience always shows appreciation for the karaoke performers. 

Everyone is welcome.

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club offers free computer classes taught by  instructors Jeff Sacks, Bob Cohen and Miryam Fernandez. The club meets on the first, second and fourth Mondays in Clubhouse 3, Room 4; and on the third Monday, in Clubhouse 6, Room B.  

The schedule is as follows:

 Monday, March 2, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Windows 7 and 10 (Sacks)

Noon—How to Search LW Website (Sacks)

Monday, March 9, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Usernames & Passwords: Best Ways to Use & Keep Them Secure (Bob Cohen)

Noon—iPhone Basics Part 3 (Miryam Fernandez)

Monday, March 16, Clubhouse 6, Room B

11a.m.— Membership Meeting (Sacks)

Noon—Computer Questions (Sacks)  

Monday, March 23, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Computer Basics: Hardware, Software and More (Bob Cohen)

Noon—DMV Practice (Sacks) 

For computer and smartphone information and advice, DMV, to suggest topics and questions or to join the email list, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122. For iPhone/iPad, Social Media, Google Calendar questions, contact Miryam Fernandez at 884-7460.


Leisure Whirlers Square Dance and Round Dance Club will hold a “Leprechaun Ball” dance party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6, in Clubhouse 4. Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7 p.m. Square and round dances are alternated from 7-9 p.m., when the potluck and socializing start. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at (562) 799-9482.

This year’s only beginners’ square dance class starts March 2 on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. 

Singles and couples are welcome in all classes. There is a singles rotation so everyone can dance. 

The class will cover the 110 square dance steps that are used in  dances all around the world. The class takes nine months, from March 2 until the first Monday of December. 

Students are advised to attend all of the classes since each class builds on previous classes. 

Square dancing is great exercise for mind and body. They are always called in English so no matter where you travel you can find a club to dance with.

Experienced dancers are needed to support student dancers.  

For more information call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250.

Dance Classes and Clubs

The following is a partial list of dance classes and clubs available in Leisure World:

•Ballet Fitness: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor; no experience required. 

•Dancing Feet Club: Ballroom and line dancing are held in Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Sunday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Guests may bring drinks and snacks. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223. 

•Dance Fitness: Move to energetic music and dance steps to improve balance and increase strength and stamina. Classes, $3, are held upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 296-8068.

•Fun Exercise Line Dance Club: Intermediate line dance meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C; membership, $10 a year. For information, call Suzanne Ahn, 810-1614.

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. at Clubhouse 6, upstairs Room C; 2-3 p.m., advanced; 3-4 p.m., newcomer/beginner; 4-5 p.m., intermediate; 10-minute break between classes. For more information, inquire in class or email grapevinelinedance@gmail.com.

•Hui O Hula: Beginners meet on Mondays from 10-11:15 a.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6, followed by an intermediate and advanced class. The Tuesday class starts at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 252-9676 or email jojo@huiohula.com.

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Beginning and intermediate easy-to-follow line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas two-step starts at 2 p.m. and country waltz, at 3, in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  434-6334.

•Leisure World Cloggers:Advanced and intermediate students meet at 8:30 a.m. and beginners at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, on the Amphitheater stage. For more information, call 598-9974.

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club: Themed dances and a potluck are held on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 799-9482. 

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Cha cha is taught from 9-10 a.m.; the Argentine tango, from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor; dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays  upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. 

•Zumba Club: Come join the party while dancing and exercising to different rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha,  hip-hop, Bollywood and jazz. Classes, $3, are held upstairs in Clubhouse 6 at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact Mary Romero at 431-0082.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club offers free workshops every Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 10. These are open for anyone who is interested in attending. Come and learn about the club and see all the resources that the Genealogy Library has to offer.

The Genealogy Library is open Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The following workshops are scheduled for March:

• March 5 – Gabbing About Genealogy – Bring in questions or new sources you have found to share

• March 12 – The State of New York – Bring in information about your ancestors from New York and research

• March 19 – Searching for Revolutionary War Ancestors – Bring in the names of your ancestors born between 1730-1760 who were in this country in 1776.

• March 26 – Ancestry DNA

Garden Club Trip

The Leisure World Garden Club is sponsoring a bus tour to Descanso Gardens on Friday, March 20. 

Tickets are $28 per person covering bus and Garden admission. 

The bus will leave from Clubhouse 4 at 9 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. 

Upon arrival people are free to stroll the gardens, ride the Enchanted Railroad, lunch at the Descanso Cafe, visit the Boddy House and/or the Sturt Haaga Gallery, as well as the fabulous gift shop. 

To purchase tickets, call at (562) 598-6121. 

Dancers and Mixers

 The Dancers & Mixers Club will host a St. Patrick’s dance from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in Clubhouse 4. Dancers are encouraged to wear green. Linda Herman will be playing from her extensive repertoire of Irish music.

Partners are not needed as there always is both line dancing and a mixer. Bring favorite snacks and beverages.   

Thanks to Kellie Sala of Universal Healthcare Solutions for providing snacks and water for the members and guests.

Come out for a fun and relaxing evening dancing to live music with friends. For more information, call 431-1257. 

LW Orchestra

The LW Orchestra recently received a violin as a donation and is looking for a former violin player to play it. Call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 if you are a violinist and don’t have an instrument, but would like to join the orchestra and play.

The group has many members who have not played for 20 or more years and find it very rewarding to get back into creating classical music. 

The LW Orchestra has two concerts coming up in May and would like to find someone who can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

Lapidary Club

Dean Jacobus, president of the Lapidary Club, invites all members to a potluck and general meeting on March 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

The potluck starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 1 p.m.

Members will discuss plans to return to the remodeled Lapidary Room with an open house. There will be exhibitions and demonstrations by members. 

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour to sing the old songs. All are welcome to come and sing songs from movies, Broadway hits and other classic tunes. Helen Uno is the song leader, with pianist Eric Nelson. Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

For more information, call Chuck Burnett at 493-0176.

Creative Writers

The Leisure World Creative Writers’ Workshop and the Leisure World Poetry Workshop have been combined. 

The next workshop will be held Friday, Feb. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Leisure World residents and guests are invited to attend and enjoy Friday’s meeting.  

Video Producers

The free Video Producers Club iPad classes held on Wednesdays   from noon-2 p.m. are canceled for March 4 and March 11. 

They will resume on March 18. 

For more information, email Fred Carepenter at sail1942@gmail.com or call him at (310) 755-5925.  

Mini Farmers 

Mutual 5 shareholder Anna Derby is satisfied with her fall and winter harvests, and she is preparing for spring vegetables after a nice rain over the weekend. 

She was granted a Mini Farm in the fall of 2016 with half plot, No. 60. She had no experience farming but was willing to learn from her Mini Farm neighbors.

Twice a year, she added some soil nutrients and has found California to be a productive place to grow vegetables because of its year round sunshine.

She has found farming her plot to be a wonderful, soothing experience, saying that people wouldn’t need to go yoga or meditation classes if they were able to putter in a garden.

In the last few years, her garden has  supplied her with fresh organic lettuce, zucchini, red pepper, cucumber, kale, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, Korean yulmu, leafy radishes, spinach, leaf mustard and more, pretty much every thing she would buy at the market. “Who needs full plot when we can do all of these from half plot?” she said, adding that she hopes to be able to continue this “immensely enjoyable hobby” for a long time.

Opera Club

Everyone is invited to come and watch Massenet’s “Manon,” Part 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Tuesday, March 3, at 1:30 p.m.  

“Manon” is a story told by a monk, the Abbe Prevost, that sets romantic love against the attraction of money and all the things money can buy.  

The title role is sung by Renee Fleming in the title role with Marcelo Alvarez as her lover.  

The conductor is Jesus Lopez-Cobos. Gretchen Dinger, the newest club member and opera fan, will introduce the story.

In Act 1, a pretty young woman, Manon, arrives at a checkpoint, to be escorted by her cousin, Lescaut, on her way to a convent on the order of her parents. 

She is immediately fascinated to see a wealthy landowner, de Bretigny, spending money lavishly while entertaining three actresses at a hotel.  Simultaneously, her looks attract an older man, Guillot, who offers her his coach, but whom she refuses, as she also elicits the attention of a younger man, De Grieux, who falls in love with her at first sight, and with whom she is persuaded to flee to Paris in the prior suitor’s coach.

Act 2 finds Manon and her young lover DeGrieux living in Paris where they are visited by her cousin and his new-found gambling friend, the wealthy landowner de Bretigny. 

He lures Manon with offers of great wealth and a secure future, confidentially conveying information that her lover, De Grieux is being seized and returned to the home of his father. 

She is persuaded by her visions of luxurious clothing and jewelry and escapes with de Bretigny. The outcome of her decision will be shown in Acts 3 and 4 next Monday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m.

The opera is sung in French with English subtitles. Room 1 is open at 1 p.m. (but not before). 

No dues or fees are collected.  For further information, contact Beverly Emus, LW Opera club president, at (562) 296-5586 or beverly90740@gmail.com. 

LB Symphony Orchestra 

The Long Beach Symphony will commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, in the Long Beach Terrace Theater.

In honor of this auspicious occasion, Maestro Eckart Preu chose Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D—the only concerto he ever wrote for that instrument.

Leisure World patrons have the convenience of round trip bus service to the concert. People should meet the bus by 5:30 at the Amphitheater bus loading area near St. Andrews Drive. People who want to buy bus tickets must arrive by 5:15 to purchase them for $16, payable by personal check or cash, exact change appreciated.  

The bus leaves at 6 p.m. to arrive at the theater in time for the Maestro’s 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture. Information and concert seat tickets may be purchased by phone at the symphony Box Office at (562) 436-3203 or on line at www.LongBeachSympnony.org,  payable by credit card or at the box office concert night.

For  further information on the bus, contact Bev Emus, co-bus hostess, at (562) 296-5586 or Beverly90740@Gmail.com.

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D begins with five soft beats on the timpani, a motif that is passed around to other instruments as the concerto unfolds. This highly virtuosic work will dazzle with the instrument’s range as  guest violinist Stefan Jackiw will demonstrate. Jackiw, who lives in New York City, has soloed with myriad orchestras around the world, is an active recitalist and chamber musician, and has collaborated with top names in the classical music world

Following a brief intermission, the orchestra will present Schubert’s 9th Symphony in C major, dubbed “The Great” to distinguish it from his shorter symphony in the same key. The work is a showpiece for trombones, which play throughout and even receive important melodic roles. Though Schubert, an Austrian, criticized German music for much of his life, he later became a devoted follower of Beethoven’s music to the point that, on his deathbed, he requested to be buried next to him – indeed, the two graves are alongside one another. Though the 9th Symphony was unpublished at the time of Schubert’s death, composer Robert Schumann discovered it among music that had been entrusted to Schubert’s brother. It is considered one of Schubert’s finest orchestral works. 

Ticketholders are invited to attend a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. by Maestro Eckart Preu and guest soloist Stefan Jackiw or to enjoy free live music in the lobby of the hall before the concert. 

This concert is sponsored by The Robert D. Hanson Trust, The Wolfe Foundation and The Westin Hotel in Long Beach. 

Founded in 1934, the Long Beach Symphony’s concerts offer music lovers the opportunity to hear live orchestral music without having to drive to LA or Orange County – a real gift to the community given today’s traffic challenges. 

Most notable in the 2019–2020 Classical Season is the Violins of Hope Concert on April 25 in which Symphony musicians will play stringed instruments that were played by Jewish musicians in concentration camps during the Holocaust. 

The concert ends with the Verdi Requiem, which was performed by the Jewish orchestra and chorus in silent protest during the Nazi’s SS visit at the Theresienstadt camp in 1944. The project includes related lectures, a film, panel discussion, two chamber music concerts and a week of programs in local schools and colleges, all intended to create a region-wide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression.

The Classical season will wrap with an exploration of love and war by Romantic composers on May 30, with works by Liszt, Clara Schumann, and Brahms. 

Tickets to the Symphony’s Classical concerts start at $30 (student tickets $10). For more information, or to purchase tickets and subscriptions, visit www.LongBeachSymphony.org or call (562) 436-3203. 

Photo Arts Contest

The Long Beach Symphony will commemorate Beethoven’s 250th birthday at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, in the Long Beach Terrace Theater.

In honor of this auspicious occasion, Maestro Eckart Preu chose Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D—the only concerto he ever wrote for that instrument.

Leisure World patrons have the convenience of round trip bus service to the concert. People should meet the bus by 5:30 at the Amphitheater bus loading area near St. Andrews Drive. People who want to buy bus tickets must arrive by 5:15 to purchase them for $16, payable by personal check or cash, exact change appreciated.  

The bus leaves at 6 p.m. to arrive at the theater in time for the Maestro’s 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture. Information and concert seat tickets may be purchased by phone at the symphony Box Office at (562) 436-3203 or on line at www.LongBeachSympnony.org,  payable by credit card or at the box office concert night.

For  further information on the bus, contact Bev Emus, co-bus hostess, at (562) 296-5586 or Beverly90740@Gmail.com.

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D begins with five soft beats on the timpani, a motif that is passed around to other instruments as the concerto unfolds. This highly virtuosic work will dazzle with the instrument’s range as  guest violinist Stefan Jackiw will demonstrate. Jackiw, who lives in New York City, has soloed with myriad orchestras around the world, is an active recitalist and chamber musician, and has collaborated with top names in the classical music world

Following a brief intermission, the orchestra will present Schubert’s 9th Symphony in C major, dubbed “The Great” to distinguish it from his shorter symphony in the same key. The work is a showpiece for trombones, which play throughout and even receive important melodic roles. Though Schubert, an Austrian, criticized German music for much of his life, he later became a devoted follower of Beethoven’s music to the point that, on his deathbed, he requested to be buried next to him – indeed, the two graves are alongside one another. Though the 9th Symphony was unpublished at the time of Schubert’s death, composer Robert Schumann discovered it among music that had been entrusted to Schubert’s brother. It is considered one of Schubert’s finest orchestral works. 

Ticketholders are invited to attend a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. by Maestro Eckart Preu and guest soloist Stefan Jackiw or to enjoy free live music in the lobby of the hall before the concert. 

This concert is sponsored by The Robert D. Hanson Trust, The Wolfe Foundation and The Westin Hotel in Long Beach. 

Founded in 1934, the Long Beach Symphony’s concerts offer music lovers the opportunity to hear live orchestral music without having to drive to LA or Orange County – a real gift to the community given today’s traffic challenges. 

Most notable in the 2019–2020 Classical Season is the Violins of Hope Concert on April 25 in which Symphony musicians will play stringed instruments that were played by Jewish musicians in concentration camps during the Holocaust. 

The concert ends with the Verdi Requiem, which was performed by the Jewish orchestra and chorus in silent protest during the Nazi’s SS visit at the Theresienstadt camp in 1944. The project includes related lectures, a film, panel discussion, two chamber music concerts and a week of programs in local schools and colleges, all intended to create a region-wide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression.

The Classical season will wrap with an exploration of love and war by Romantic composers on May 30, with works by Liszt, Clara Schumann, and Brahms. 

Tickets to the Symphony’s Classical concerts start at $30 (student tickets $10). For more information, or to purchase tickets and subscriptions, visit www.LongBeachSymphony.org or call (562) 436-3203. 

Suede Sole Dancers

Suede Sole Dancers performed at Interfaith Council Installation Gala Jan. 30  unveiling a newly choreographed waltz to “Go Light the Candles.” Choreographer and costume designer Pat Erickson chose the dance to underscore the theme and enhance the elegant costumes worn by the dancers.

The performance received heartwarming applause. 

The Suede Sole Dancers aims to provide colorful entertainment  to the Leisure World community.

Each member shares a common passion, which is to make each performance an unforgettable one for the audience.

The Suede Sole Dancers thanks the Interfaith Council for its warm hospitality throughout the evening.

The dancers are available to perform at special events for Leisure World clubs and organizations. For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

SBTV-Channel 3

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule.Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, Feb. 27

4 pm No Snow

4:21 pm LW Yoga

4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity

5 pm Chorale December 2019

6  pm 2019 Simbang Gabi 

7 pm McGaugh First Grade

8 pm Velvetones

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Vinyl Rock 

Friday, Feb. 28

4 pm LW Tree Lighting

4:10 pm Doo Wop Christmas

5 pm Dixieland Jazz Band

6 pm Dove Sonza’s 75th

7 pm Studio Cafe 

8 pm Ocean Perspectives

8:30 pm Sea Inside

9 pm Cerritos Center-

Bronx Wanderers

10:45 pm Aquarium of the Pacific

11 pm Vintage Vehicles

Saturday, Feb. 29

4 pm LW Yoga

4:07 pm No Snow

4:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity 

5 pm Dove Sonza’s 75th

6 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

10 pm Cerritos Center

Sunday, March 1

4 pm SB City Council 2/24 Replay

5:30 pm Studio Cafe

6:30 pm McGaugh Go West!

7:30 pm Velvetones December 2019

8:20 pm LW Yoga

8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10 pm Cerritos Center Voodoo Daddy

Monday, March 2

4 pm No Snow

4:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific

5 pm Vintage Vehicles

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm SB Planning Commission, live

8:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

9 pm Vinyl Rock

11 pm Vintage Vehicles

11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Tuesday, March 3

4 pm Harmonizing Humanity

4:30 pm LW Rolling Thunder

4:39 pm Quilting Bees/Drone Club

5 pm Dove Sonza’s 75th 

6 pm Velvetones

8 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi

9 pm Studio Cafe

10 pm Cerritos Center, 

Bronx Wanderers

Wednesday, March 4

4 pm Mystery at the Theater

4:32 pm 2019 Simbang Gabi

5:30 pm Vintage Vehicles 

6 pm Dove Sonza’s 75th

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm Aquarium of the Pacific

9 pm Vinyl Rock

11 pm On Q—8Bit Jazz Heroes

LW Poetry

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

I’m Blessed

I feel lucky to arrive to LAX 

same time with people in the first class seat

My humble court welcoming me

My bed leads me to sweet dreams

My kids are not calling me

Because they do not need me

Enough things to do are waiting for me 

just as they can’t do without me

I am very blessed!

—Chung Hur

Page 7, sports and games


Fujio, Sam, Bill and Marv win flights at Meadowlark

The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Feb. 14 at the par 70–5,300-yard Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. Eleven men teed off at 7 a.m. on a very cold morning. The sun came out but had no effect until late in the round and then the wind came up. A very wet course plus difficult pin placements paired with the cold weather, led to higher scores than expected. The next Friday round will be at Willowick on Feb. 28. Come join us and meet new golfers. Friends, ladies, spouses, and family are all welcome to play and/or join.

A flight — First place, tie between Sam Choi, Fujio Norihiro, and Bill McKusky, 73; second, Dave LaCascia, 75; third, tie between John Meyer and Ron Jackson, 76; fourth, Paul Cose, 78. Birdies: Sam Choi, Fujio Norihiro and Paul Cose. Fewest putts: Sam Choi. Closest to the pin on the par three-140 yard hole No. 7 – Fujio Norihiro.

B flight — First place, Marv Ballard, 77; second, Dennis Kotecki, 80 plus a birdie; third, Bob Munn 81; fourth, Lowell Goltra, 82.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. LW Men’s Club membership is not required. If interested, contact Bill McKusky (562) 430-8618 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia


Sliders defeat Puckmasters

Shuffleboard League continued into week 18 on Feb. 14 at the Clubhouse 1 courts.

The Sliders beat the Puck Masters 10-8. Sliders all game winners were Sally Fowler and Peggy Hamilton. Puckmasters all game winners were Chandra Patel and Carol Johnson.

Hot Shots are still first in the standings, Puckmasters are in second and Sliders are third.

The next general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, with social time at 9:30 a.m. and member meeting at 10 a.m. Come and have free coffee and munchies. This and future meetings will continue to be held on the courts.

The time is now for new board member elections. This year the club needs to elect a new president, secretary and vice president. Also needed is a social coordinator responsible for planning the dinners, BYOB nights and other events for Shuffleboard members. A nominating committee has been selected and will be contacting members to ask for volunteers for the open positions. Elections will be held at the April meeting; installation of the new officers will be in May. The new officers will begin their roles in June. If no one steps up for the president’s position, the club may have to disband after being in existence for 57 years.

The Ham Shoot is scheduled for April 3. Be at the courts by 8:30 a.m. to get a starting position.

The St. Patrick’s Day potluck dinner has been cancelled. At the current time there will be no BYOB in February or March.

—Dave LaCascia


Bocce continues to grow in LW

In addition to bocce ball becoming more competitive in season five with scores getting higher each week, each of the four divisions has added new teams and players to their rosters. Each league now has 14 teams with a total of 112 players on the court weekly.

New league teams:

Saturday – David and Debi Day, Howard and Lisa Brass, Joanne Lester and Kathy Rapp

Sunday – Marilyn Jonas and Suzanne Gravois, Barry Brideau and Susan Dodson

Tuesday – Irene Rozendaal and Mo Ashley, Bill and Cindy Zurn

New league members: Jack O’Brien, Lilly Hughes, Kathy Russell, Barbara Zienke, Vicki Guy and Sharon Rutigliano. 

After four weeks of the seven-week LW Bocce Winter Tournament, the following teams are undefeated:

Saturday  – Mike and Kathleen Pitts

Sunday – Melli and Sal Herrera

Tuesday – Chandra and Harshad Patel

Thursday – Mary Greig and Dale Williamson

Guys and Gals golf

LaCascia aces hole No. 11

The Guys and Gals golf tournament was played on Feb. 19 at the local LW course. Thirty-eight teams of one man and one woman played the course over 18 holes in three flights. Dave LaCascia had a hole-in-one on the 64-yard par-three hole No. 11.

The morning was beautiful with lots of sun. The early warmth continued throughout the round. All the players were

This week’s puzzle: white moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate. 

Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets from 1-6:30 p.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for a free lesson.

CHESS, page 8


McKusky and Munn beat seven players during Feb. 10 game

The Men’s Monday Golf League played on Feb. 10 at the 6,200-yard par 71 Willowick golf course in Santa Ana. Seven men challenged the course and the elements. The round was played the morning after a very significant rainstorm and scores were generally higher than expected. Willowick is a long course to begin with, add marginal playing conditions and the course becomes quite a challenge. Remember; friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join.


All scores are net (actual score minus handicap).

A Flight — First place, Bill McKusky with a two under 69; second, John Meyer, 76; third, Sam Choi, 78; fourth, Larry Hillhouse, 81; fifth, Fujio Norihiro, 83. Bill was closest to the pin on the par three-140 yard fourth hole. John had the fewest putts and Larry had a birdie.

B Flight — First place, Bob Munn, at par 71; second, Marv Ballard, 72. Marv had the fewest putts and Bob had a birdie and was closest to the pin on the par three-140 yard fourth hole.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 to 20 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. LW Men’s Club membership is not required. 

If interested, contact, Bill McKusky (562) 430-8618 or Dave LaCascia (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia


Pindilicios leads by 10 games

Split Happens swept Pindilicious as Eric Dodd had a 179 and 180. After running up a double-digit lead Pindilicious has gone zero and eight their last two weeks to lead second place Strikingly Different by just 7-1/2 games. Thats a big lead, but with 10 weeks left in the season before sweepstakes, that lead isnt nearly as secure as it once was. Two years ago Very Striking had a 7 1/2 game lead with two weeks to go and ended up in second place by half a game.

Elcisne swept Phyls Guys with Sharon Van Otterloo, bowling a 158. Strikingly Different took three against Mutual busters as Tom Kaczmarek finished with a 209.

Dave Silva of Very Striking had the high game of the day with a 225 as they split with Charlies Angels. In frame 10 of the third game Dave Silva needed a spare and a good count to take total pins. He missed the head pin and left four, but he bowled on the wrong lane, so he got a do over. Then he got a wide open split and won game three by three pins, but lost total pins by five.

Pindilicious halted their losing streak on Feb. 18 by sweeping Elcisne. Gary Wood finished with a 220 and teammate Leena

Page 8, sports and games


Smith and McKendrick tie for first

Cribbage Club was treated to cake and ice cream served by Margaret Smith and Anna Simmons as they were celebrating their birthdays on Feb. 18.

Two players tied for first and played seven perfect games. Gene Smith won his ninth star and Peggy McKendrick won her fifth star. Terry Thrift had a score of 841 for second place; third place was Marilyn Chelsvig with 829; and fourth place was Joyce Underhill with 827. Sandra DeDubovay received the consolation prize.

Members meet every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 at noon. Partners are not required. Seven games are played, usually ending by 3:30 p.m. If you would like to learn to play or just need a brush up, call Patti Smith (562) 242-4674, and she will arrange for lessons one hour before the games begin. All are welcome.

—Liz Meripol

ladies golf 

Kim and Lim tie for first in flight A

Forty-five lady golfers participated in the weekly tournament play on Feb. 18. They played for low gross, low net and birdie. Twelve ladies hit a total of 15 birdies, which was two birdies short of last week’s record.

Flight winners:

Flight A — Low gross, tie between Devora Kim and Joann Lim, 27; low net, Zoe Pickell, 24. Birdies/hole, Devora Kim, two; Joann Lim, four and seven; Grace Choi, eight; Margie Thompson, five and eight; Zoe Pickell, six and eight.

Flight B — Low gross; Marilyn Hewitt, 30; low net, Sandy Derouin, 23. Birdies/hole, Sandy Derouin, six; Mary Ann Moore and Mary Grieg, three.

Flight C — Low gross, Theresa Lim, 30; Low Net, Jee Choi, 21; Birdies/hole, Jee Choi and Soo Kim, three; Sue Yokomi, five. Chang Hee Kim, six.

Flight D – Low gross, Betty Regalado, 33; low net, Bertha Berrigan, 22.

—Dale Quinn


From page 7 

Shulman scored a 197 game and the high series for the ladies with a 560. This brought their league lead to 10 and a fifth games over second place Strikingly Different, who lost three to Charlie’s Angel. Charlie’s Angels won total pins by 194 pins.

 Mutual Busters took three from Very Striking as Maureen Habel opened with a 161 and Sandy Broadman finished with a 175. Jackie McReynolds of Very Striking made the shot of the day by picking up the 4-10 split.

—David Silva


From page 7

delighted with the weather and the low scores reflected the excellent conditions with most teams under par.

A flight has teams with combined handicaps of 0–10. B flight 11-13, and C flight 14-18. All scores are net. 

Flight winners:

A flight — First place, tie between Young Lee – Hae Lee and Bob Turner – Janice Turner, with a terrific eight under 46; second, John Kolthoff – Anne Walshe, five under 59; third, tie between Steven Walker – Yvonne Kim and Bruce Bowles – Helen Yoon, four under 50.

B flight — First place, Ron Jackson – Dale Quinn, with a sensational 11 under 43; second, Dave LaCascia – Liz Meripol, with a sweet eight under 46; third, tie between Alan Sewell – Patti Smith and Jae H. Lee – Sun Lee, a nice seven under 47; fourth, Won Song – Jane Song, six under 48.

C flight — First place, Larry Shulman – Neva Senske, a marvelous 10 under 44; second, Gene Archambault – Stella Yoon, a great nine under 45; third, David Song – Angela Song, an impressive eight under 46; fourth, Lee Broadbent – Joanne Lim, six under 46; fifth, Joe DiDonatao – Sandra de Dubovay, fifth under 49.

There were nine golfers who landed inside the circle on holes two, five, 11 and 14. Closest to the pin on hole No. 8 was James Choi and Young Sil Yoon, and on hole No. 7 it was Bob Barnum and Anne Walshe.

The Guys and Gals Tournament is held on the third Wednesday of each month, and on the fifth Wednesday of months that contain five Wednesdays.

The next Guys and Gals Tournament will be on March 18. 

Players must be a member of the Men’s or Ladies Golf Club to play in this tournament and have a valid handicap.

—Dave LaCascia


Eight teams compete on Feb. 17

There were 22 players in the 369 pool tournament, held on Feb. 17, the third Monday of the month, in Clubhouse 2, at 6:30 pm. Until Pool league restarts on Aug. 17, the club will continue to have an eight ball tournament on the first Monday of the month and 369 tournament on the third Monday of the month.

Before play began, there was a vote held by all present members proposing that the name of club be changed from, Men’s Pool and Billiard Club of Clubhouse 2 and 3, to, Leisure World Pool Club. And that any Leisure World resident could join the club. The vote passed without opposition. 

Asking for a show of hands by anyone who played billiards revealed that nobody plays that game. Also, LW has not had a pool room in Clubhouse 3 for several years. Since ladies have been playing in all the pool tournaments for years, it only seemed natural that they should be able to join the club.

On Feb. 17 there were six teams of three players, and teams seven and eight had two. The team of Kurt Bourhenne, Ken Harpham and Donna Cooper started the first game of five rounds by making the three, six and nine for a total of six points. 

In round two Kurt, Ken and Donna made the six and the nine ball, after round two they had eleven points and a two point lead over Steve Edrich, Sandy Bird and Jerry Wrenn. 

In the third and fourth rounds Bob Barnum, Paul Snellenberger and Connie Terry made the 369, and the six and 9 ball.

In the final round Kurt, Ken and Donna made the three and nine ball for a total of 23 points to take first place. Bob Paul and Connie made the nine ball to take second place with 21 points and Steve, Sandy and Jerry only made the six ball to take third place with 18 points.

In 369 points are scored instead of wins. One point for the three ball, two for the six ball and three for the nine ball.

The next tournament will be Monday, March 2.

—David Silva


Bill Clawson wins tournament

Bill Clawson won the Feb. 15 poker tournament, beating Susan Rose with Kings and Threes. Bill has won the final table many times in the past and is a longtime member of the club. He is a retired City of Long Beach employee and has lived in LW for many years.

Third to seventh place players are: Grace Buster, Richard Houck, Linda Stone, Mike Gass and Joyce Smith.

High hand was won by Grace Buster and second highest hand was won by Susan Dodson. The promo hand of six and two was won by Al Logue and Nancy Jordan.

The next tournament is on Saturday, March 7, at noon in Clubhouse 6. Players should arrive by 11:45 am. Call Guta Basner at (619) 850-6052 for more information. Barry Brideau offers free poker lessons and can be reached at (714) 401-7622.

—Judy Jasmin


From page 7

Solution to this week’s puzzle: Qc4

The white queen moves from b3 to c4. 

Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets at 1-6:30 p.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

page 10, travel

Kelsay and Gannon take a memorable Royal Mexico cruise with friends

Editor’s Note: Cindy Gannon and Keith Kelsay of Mutual 4 took a Royal Mexico Cruise, spending a memorable week with friends and family. The following is a first-person account of the highlights.

As Keith and I cross over the St. Vincent Thomas Bridge, our Royal Princess Ship looms on the horizon—all 1,831 feet of her dominate the bustling port. We embarked on this 3,600-passenger ship to relive a 2015 transatlantic journey from Ft. Lauderdale to London.

It was our eighth crossing, a shorter seven days to Mexico, but still memorable. 

The warm weather of Cabo-Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta awaited us. It was in the high 80s. We were the first to board and I forgot how large the ships are getting to be. 

As I’m unpacking, there is a knock at the door. I was thinking it was the cabin steward, but when I opened the door, I find my brother David Africa and his wife, Julie, from the Sacramento area.

My eyes flooded with tears. We spent the week catching up and having a grand time. One highlight was meeting with old friends, cruise staff we have known over the years, some dating back to 2006.

 Our cruising days are numbered, I know, but I always hope there is time for just one more.

—Cindy Gannon

Passport Fees Increase April 2

The time to renew your passport is before April 2 when the execution rates will increase by 40 percent. The passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. To start a new passport application or learn more, visit travel.state.gov.

Customers applying with the DS-11 form pay two separate fees: an application fee and the execution fee. These customers must apply in-person at either a passport acceptance facility or a Department of State passport agency or center. Passport acceptance facilities such as post offices, clerks of court, or public libraries are designated to accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.  With more than 7,600 acceptance facility locations, customers applying for the first time can find a convenient location to apply for their passport.

Traveling tigers

Reserve your spot today

The Traveling Tigers Club is planning three different trips for the first half of 2020.

• A 14-day Alaska Passage with Glacier Bay and Victoria Canada cruise on the Golden Princess ship May 16-30, roundtrip from San Pedro (Los Angeles Cruise Terminal). Amenities include unlimited Beverage Package, unlimited Wi-Fi, and gratituties with a $100 deposit for those that reserve by Feb. 29. Cabins start at $1899 plus taxes, fees and port expenses of $255. 

• A four-day, three-night motor coach tour from Leisure World to Paso Robles, June 9-12. The traveling Tigers will be visiting three award winning wineries, going on a Hearst Castle tour, visiting Clydesdale horse ranch, making stops in the towns of Harmony, Morro Bay, Lake Cachuma, Solvang, Cambria and Santa Barbara. The trip consists of three night accommodations, three breakfasts and two lunches. Reserve your spot for $999 per person.

• An eight day Baseball Tour and More, motorcoach tour beginning in Newark, New Jersey on July 22-29. Traveling Tigers will witness this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Parade of Legends. Sightseeing tours are included in New York City, historic Philadelphia, Boston and a guided tour of Yale University. Daily breakfast is included. Tour is $1,845 for doubles and $2,395 for singles, airfare not included.

The Traveling Tigers and friends invite anyone who has a desire to cruise Alaska, see East Coast major league baseball games, visit historic cities and experience Southern California’s unique wonders. Contact Joanna at (562) 598-1849 for details and flyers. Participants do not have to be members of the Traveling Tigers to be a part of the group.

—Joanna Matos

Onthe go

Day Trips

Harrah’s Rincon — Seven days a week, free, Amphitheater, 7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457 ext. 4704

Pechanga Casino — Daily, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., free, $10 in EZ Play upon arrival, (951) 770-2579

Valley View Casino — Sunday-Monday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Pala Casino — Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Amphitheater 8 a.m. (713) 623-4643

Overnight Trips 

Danny Stewart’s Bluegrass Cruise — Feb. 24-28, Long Beach, Catalina, Ensenada, day at sea, Long Beach. Danny Stewarts Bluegrass Cruise by Carnival Inspiration. Contact Ellen Brannigan, (310) 890-2368.

Dublin and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way — March 23-April 1, Dublin, Giant’s Causeway, Kylemore Abbey, Belfast, Irish Farm Visit, Sheepdog Demonstration and more, Meridian Guided Travel (714) 871-8520

Windy City Getaway — April 26-May 1, Chicago River Cruise, Willis Tower Skydeck, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home & Studio and more, Meridian Guided Travel (714) 871-8520

Coastal New England — May 12-19, Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Mystic Seaport, Plymouth Plantation and more. Meridian Guided Travel (714) 871-8520

Alaska Cruise — May 16-30, Roundtrip from San Pedro, Golden Princess amenities included until Feb. 29, Joanna Matos, Traveling Tigers Club, (562) 598-1849

Baseball Games and Hall of Fame — July 22-29, six teams, four ballparks, four games, motor coach sightseeing tour from Newark, NJ, Joanna Matos, Traveling Tigers Club, (562) 598-1849

OCTA seeks community input on O.C. transportation needs


The Orange County Transportation Authority is conducting an online survey to gain better insight into how people living in Orange County are changing the way they get around the county.

The Transportation Needs Assessment Survey is intended to gauge people’s opinions on the current public transit system and help shape future transportation planning in Seal Beach, and throughout Orange County.

The online survey is part of an ongoing effort by OCTA to reach out to current riders of OC Bus and Metrolink, as well as non-riders, to deliver a balanced and sustainable transportation network for the county and to enhance overall quality of life.

The survey, at www.OCTAsurvey.com, will be online through the end of March. In an effort to engage residents from a variety of backgrounds, the survey is available in English and six other languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

“Our goal is to ensure all residents have a voice when it comes to transportation needs,” said OCTA Chairman Steve Jones, also the mayor of Garden Grove. “The Transportation Needs Assessment is an opportunity for residents to have a say in local and regional mobility and to ensure everyone is being served.”

The brief survey, which should take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete, asks how residents currently get around Orange County, and seeks suggestions on what can be improved to encourage people to use public transportation or consider active transportation options, such as walking and cycling.

—Eric Carpenter, OCTA

Michael Bolton performs March 8

Michael Bolton, the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, is performing at Harrah’s resort on March 8. Free transportation to and from Harrah’s is available seven days a week from the Ampitheater, departing at 7:30 a.m.

Michael’s soulful voice and poignant lyrics have contributed to more than 65 million record sales globally. First signed at the age of 16, Bolton has made his musical mark on the entertainment industry for 50 years, with his most recent release, “A Symphony Of Hits,” taking No. 1 album on the Billboard Classical Chart. 

Bolton continues to tour the world, all while writing, recording and taping for a wide array of projects spanning music, film, television and branded entertainment. Also committed to many humanitarian causes, Bolton gives back through The Michael Bolton Charities as well as other philanthropic organizations.

Go to harrahssocal.com for more information.

Page 21, Health and fitness


Wendy Alfageme is Top Loser of the week

Top Loser of the week was Wendy Alfageme, achieving a three-pound loss.

She stayed within 1,000 calories per day and wrote everything down. Volunteering for Meals-On-Wheels helps her increase her exercise with an extra 2,000 steps each day. 

Shirley LeBrecque is Queen of the Month with a 6 ½-pound loss. She attributes it to cutting back portions, staying focused and eating an apple when the night time cravings hit.

Leona San Severino gave an inspirational program for the club.

Leona’s maiden name is Lovely, and she disliked it because the last thing she felt was lovely. In fact she disliked herself for most of her growing up years because of a reading disability. Ignorant people made remarks that made her feel inferior. Although she was loved by many, she just couldn’t love herself. Leona learned of God’s love for her and figured if God could love her, then she could love herself. Her message was that everyone is worth loving because God loves them.

Wa-Rite is a support group of women needing to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m.

Weighing begins at 7:45; annual dues are $10. Members must be a LW resident to join. For more information, call Carol Chambers at (562) 822-4641 or Bev Bender at (562) 594-9148.

—Margaret Humes


Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., is a nonprofit community service organization that delivers a variety of freshly prepared meals to homebound and active Leisure World shareholders. The discounted daily fee is $8.25 for a hot dinner and lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of low-fat milk. Meals with a “friendly visit” are delivered weekdays between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Start a new client application online at www.mowlb.org or call Caron Adler at 433-0232. For cancellations call your site manager at (562) 439-5000 .

Thursday, Feb. 27 — Chicken enchilada with Verde sauce, black beans, cauliflower with herbs, peaches with yogurt, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, red cabbage coleslaw

Friday, Feb. 28 — Beef stew with potatoes, onions, celery and carrots, biscuit, vanilla and chocolate swirl pudding, taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Meals on Wheels Orange County, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Reservations are not needed. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. One-percent milk is served daily. Suggested donation: $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call (562) 430-6079.

The Rossmoor Senior Shopping Shuttle provides weekday service to Senior Meals from Leisure World. 

Thursday, Feb. 27 — Mexican Beef Enchilada Casserole Spanish Rice Broccoli Spears Melon

Friday, Feb. 28 — Moroccan lentil soup with crackers, turkey wrap with hummus spread (sliced turkey, red bell peppers, diced tomatoes, romine lettuce), whole wheat flour tortilla, ranch dressing, fruited gelatin 

Monday, March 2 — Pork chili, Verde Spanish rice, Oregon bean medley, flour tortilla, ambrosia

Tuesday, March 3 — Potato leek soup with crackers, cobb salad bowl, apple crisp

Wednesday, March 4 — Beef stroganoff, egg noodles, sliced carrots, fresh melon

Thursday, March 5 — Cream of spinach soup with crackers, Vietnamese coconut curry, chicken breast, pineapple, fried rice, broccoli spears, tropical fruit

Friday, March 6 — Baked salmon with herb sauce, rice pilaf, chef cut vegetables, dinner roll with promise, angel food cake with berries

Monday, March 9 — Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli spears, fresh fruit

Tuesday, March 10 — French onion soup with crackers, open face hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, bread, cranberry sauce, mandarin oranges

Weekly health and fitness

Chair Exercise

Classes for people at all fitness levels are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call 493-7063.

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

Classes are from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6, top floor; $4 per class by the month or $5 for occasional drop-ins. For more information, call Marion Higgins at (562) 296-8328.

Leisure Leggers

The walking and running club meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30-60-minute walk. For more information, call Tom Pontac, (562) 304-0880.

Movement for Health and Self-Healing Medical Qigong

Qigong practice sessions are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. QiGong practitoner Dave Heilig instructs. 

Tai Chi Chaun

Tai chi classes increase mobility and balance at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Beginners welcome. For more information, call Joann Mullens at (562) 596-3936.

LW Yoga Club

Monday – Clubhouse 4, Section C, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (formerly Yoga with Sally)

Tuesday – Clubhouse 4, Section C, 8:30-9:30 a.m. with Travis; 10-11 a.m. with Jenny

Thursday – Clubhouse 3, Room 1, 8:30-9:30 a.m. with Travis; 10-11 a.m. with Jenny. For more information, contact Connie Adkins, (562) 506-5063

Religion , pg. 9

First Christian church

C.E.F is the supported mission for March

March is one of the Mission Months at First Christian Church. The mission for this month is Child Evangelism Fellowship (C.E.F.) and the church supports the West Orange County area. Many members say that those meetings were the beginning of their life-long walk with the Lord. 

The Saturday evening service begins at 5:15 p.m. with the hospitality room opening at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday morning begins with elder Jack Frost leading the Bible study at 9 a.m. The group is currently in the Book of Luke. Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will open and host the hospitality room at 9:30 a.m. 

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture. The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “In His Time.” Marget will also lead the congegation in other hyms throughout the service. Elder Jack Frost will present the Communion meditation.

For the offertory the praise team will sing, “Ain’t No Rock.” Janice Chapman and Jerry Tester will sing,“He’s So Precious To Me.” Jeanne Braun will read scripture from the Book of James followed by Pastor Bruce’s in-depth teaching of the reading.

Service times are Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The hospitality room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments. Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with Pastor Bruce, both beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Call the church office at (562) 431-8810 for further information. 

Congregation Sholom

Come celebrate Shabbat Across America as Congregation Sholom joins hundreds of synagogues across the land on Friday, Feb. 28, for services at 5:30 p.m. with Rabbi Rachel Axelrad. Dinner and dessert to follow.

On Saturday, Feb. 29, there will be bagels at 9 a.m., followed by services from 9:30–noon with Rabbi Axelrad and then a dairy pot luck luncheon. Havdalah will take place at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Carol Levine at 505-3622 for more information and location of the dinner and Havdalah. All other activities will take place in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

To get, or offer a ride to services contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122 or Maria Bogart at 594-4362.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev, the Cyber-Synagogue can now be accessed directly from Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website, http://www.galityomtov.com.  There is an interactive chat that accompanies the “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!” livestream Sabbath services that occur every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Click any of the buttons at the top of the video screen (Facebook or YouTube) to join the services and chat with other BHL members and Rabbi Galit Shirah.

Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts weekday Ma’ariv (evening) services every Thursday at 4 p.m. for SimShalom.com. There is a “chat” area where viewers can converse interactively with the rabbi and the global congregation.

Following the 53 laws given in last week’s Torah reading, in this week’s parashah, “Terumah,” HaShem instructs Moses to tell the Israelite people that they are to bring gifts of gold, silver and copper to build the Tabernacle where they will conduct worship services and bring sacrifices and the Aron Kodesh, the Holy Ark. The instructions for building are given in great detail as the Tabernacle must travel with the people.

Rabbi-Cantor Galit offers lessons in chanting Torah and Haftarah, Voice lessons and Hebrew lessons. A Modern Hebrew class has just started. Anyone interested in lessons should contact Rabbi-Cantor Galit Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email her at duets@icloud.com.

LW Baptist

The Leisure World Baptist Church, in keeping with tradition, observes the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of each month in Clubhouse 4. Sunday School starts at a new time from 8:30-9 a.m. 

All sing the doxology and read the scripture from Isaiah 40 printed in the bulletin.

Congregational include “Why Should He Love Me So,” “Grace Greater than All Our Sins” and “What a Wonderful Savior.” Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message is titled “Build Up One Another” from Romans 14:13-23.

The closing hymn will be “I Love Thy Kingdom Lord.”

The prayer room will be open for those who have a prayer request.

The men’s fellowship group will meet on Monday, March 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8 at 10 a.m.

The Energizers will meet on Wednesday, March 4, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Call 430-2920 for any questions.

Assembly of God

The title of Pastor Sam Pawlak’s message this coming Sunday is “Fake News,” as he continues the series from the Ten Commandments. It’s a phrase that everyone hears these days, but the church wants to know God has to say about it. 

Worship with the Assembly of God starts at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The service will include taking the Lord’s Supper, worship songs, church family news and receiving an offering.

Prior to  service, a prayer meeting is held at 10 a.m. and another one at 5:15 p.m.

At 6 p.m., people gather from all over the area for the hymn sing in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.  

The weekly Bible study will be Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. The study from the Book of Genesis has just started and new additions are welcome to attend. Worksheets are available at no cost.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly takes Holy Communion during the first Sunday service of each month at 10:30 a.m. Jesus instructs his followers in how to take Communion in 1 Corinthians 11:25, “As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.”  Pastor Gywn Vaughn gives the church valuable insights into communion each month. Faith Chrisitan Assembly invites anyone who has accepted Christ as their savior to partake in Communion regardless of whether or not they are a member of the church.  

Tuesday is Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. The midweek Bible study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. GriefShare is every Friday at 2 p.m. 

To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

Community Church

Community Church will offer a six week Lenten Series titled, “Reading the Bible for Action.”  This series, led by Pastor Johan, is not a Bible study, but rather a step in Christian discipleship.  Participants will be challenged to apply the Bible precepts to their daily living. It is about living a transformed life, not just gaining Bible knowledge. All are welcome to attend. The weekly series begins on Tuesday, March 3, at 1 p.m.

It’s not too late to take part in the “Third Thursday” potluck on Feb. 20 in Edgar Hall from 4-6 p.m. Anyone desiring to be a part of an active and engaged community should feel free to stop by. Bring a potluck dish to share and personal plates and cutlery. 

On Sunday, March 1, open Communion will be shared. Pastor Johan Dodge will deliver a Scripture-based message reflecting on the First Sunday in Lent, titled, “Bread.” The Scripture lesson is Matthew 4:1-11.  Sally Clark will serve as lay liturgist on March 1. Worship services are at 9:50 a.m. followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall.   

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The first Sunday of Lent on Sunday, March 1. The First Reading is Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7 and the Second Reading is Romans 5:12-19. The Gospel reading will be from Matthew 4:1-11.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will start Friday, Feb. 28 after 8:30 a.m. Mass.  During Lent, the devotion is held every Friday after 8:30 a.m. Mass. 

First Friday devotion and Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament

Continuing with Holy Family’s devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, First Friday Mass is on March 6 at 8:30 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at 10 a.m. 

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass, concluding with Holy Hour from 4–5 p.m.   


Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday–Saturday. 

Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days: 4–4:45 p.m. First Fridays start at 9:15 a.m.

Community pg 17-20


Orientation sessions are March 5

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct informational meetings on using the Minibus service from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. 

The sessions are for shareholders who want to learn about Minibus system routes and timetables and other transportation options available in Leisure World. 

“Learn the Route,” previewing the “D” route, will follow the 10 a.m. session. The ride-along is limited to the first 17 participants and takes one hour. 

Bus service orientations are held on the first Thursday of every month. 

For more information, call Fleet Manager Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.

Yiddish Club celebrates Purim

The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet on Thursday, March 5 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 7 p.m. The topic will be “the celebration of Purim.”

Purim comes as a ray of light and salvation not only to the Jewish people, but to all persecuted minorities/the timely deliverance from the Persian enemies and their vindication are celebrated as a time of feasting and gladness, and sending portions one to another and gifts to the poor. It is also vital that in times of stress, the sense of humor should not be lost The origin of the Purim is told in the scroll of Esther, read twice during the holiday. After Yiddish words and Proverbs are introduced will the resident, Yakob Basner, read stories, poems and jokes connected with Purim. Refreshments will be served after the program. 

Sunshine CLub

Medical safety is this week’s topic

Dr. Kim Ngan Tran will address the Sunshine Club on Feb. 28 to teach about high-risk medications and give practical tips regarding safe medication practice. The club meets at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2

Dr. Tran received her doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Southern California in 2019. She is currently a postgraduate community pharmacy resident at Western University/Ralphs Pharmacy. Dr. Tran will be presenting on medication safety in older adults.

An online survey by American Association of Retired Persons reported that over 80 percent of adults aged 60 and older take at least two prescription drugs and approximately 35 percent have five or more prescription medications. Additionally, many people use over-the-counter medicine, herbal preparations and supplements. It is also alarming to note that adults aged 50 and older account for more than 50 percent of emergency room admission due to adverse drug events. While medications are beneficial for improving health and managing medical conditions, they must be taken cautiously.

The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people to get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communications while getting the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information. The club uses LW Weekly as a textbook to go over LW news, general columns, etc.

A great number of LW community leaders and club representatives visit the club to introduce their organizations. A wide variety of specialists from “outside the wall” are also invited to share their experiences and ideas with club members. The club has frequent guests from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW. The club does not endorse the speakers or their businesses. It solely provides information. Any interaction with the business outside of the meeting is personal. 

The Sunshine Club asks new members to bring their own mug for refreshments in an effort to be more eco-friendly. The club has encouraged bringing personal mugs since 2013.

Arrive 5-10  minutes early to enjoy refreshment before the meeting begins at 10 a.m. The Sunshine Club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2,  except the first Friday in Room 9,  from 10 a.m.–noon. All shareholders are welcome to attend; no membership required. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

American Latino Club

Next meeting will be on March 6

The American Latino Club will have its monthly meeting on Friday, March 6, at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. The cost is $10 per person and the lunch will include a green salad, lemonade, vegetarian or turkey lasagna, dessert and coffee or tea. 

For reservations, call Carmen Edwards at (562) 431-4257. The last day to pay for the lunch will be Feb. 29.

Democratic Club available to answer voting questions

During the meeting on  Feb. 11, the SBLW Democratic Club board voted to continue its outreach to Leisure World voters with information relating to the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. Members have already started this effort by contacting their neighbors to offer assistance and to answer questions they might have about the ballots. 

Voters who still have questions, wants help with their ballots or assistance in delivering them to a voting center should call Mary Tromp at (562) 412-0898 or Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521.

 Of special concern to the club’s leadership is the confusion being spread through social media outlets such as the popular “Next Door Leisure World” about Proposition 13 on the Primary ballot. The March 2020 Proposition 13 has nothing to do with the landmark 1978 measure of the same number 13 that put limits on California’s real estate tax rate, making them some of the lowest in the country for both residential and commercial property.

While it is true that the 1978 Proposition 13 could be partly undone in 2020, that issue will not come before California voters until the November General Election. This proposed initiative, which has not yet received sufficient signatures to qualify for the November ballot, would undo property tax caps for certain commercial and industrial properties but would not affect residential properties.  As of the last official reporting date of Dec. 6, this proposed ballot measure had received only 25 percent of the 997,139 signatures needed before the deadline of April 14, 2020 in order to qualify for the November ballot. 

The Proposition 13 that is on the Primary ballot asks voters to decide whether or not to allow the state to issue bonds for financing school infrastructure. This proposition was placed on the March 3 ballot by a nearly unanimous September 2019 vote of the members of the California legislature, including the vote of Leisure World’s 72nd Assembly District representative, Tyler Diep.  The vote on the enabling legislation (AB 48) which placed this Prop. 13(2020) on the March ballot was 78 to 1 in the Assembly and 35 to 7 in the Senate.

This March ballot Proposition 13 dealing with school bonds, if passed by the voters, will place special emphasis on helping small districts and low income, low property wealth districts.  It will also give priority to districts with the most pressing needed upgrades to their facilities, such as removing lead in water and reducing seismic hazards.


Readers should email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or go to the newly updated website sblwdems.wordpress.com to learn more about the Democratic Club. A calendar of both club and related events is included on the website. All LW Democrats are invited to participate in the club’s activities.

republican club

GOP Booth now accepting ballots seven days a week until election

The LW Republican Club is now receiving ballots for voting at the Republican Club booth, seven days a week, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. up until the election. Voting recommendations are available at the booth. Those who would like to talk or ask questions are welcome.

Those who have not received their ballots should call the Registrar of Voters to check on the status of their ballots. The phone number for the OC Registrar of Voters is (714) 567-7600 or voters can check  their status on www.ocvote.com. Anyone who receives a ballot that is not for the correct party can call the number and change their status.The last day to register to vote in the primary election has passed.

For more information, call David Harlow at (562) 335-0779 or email him at dharlow50@aol.com 


Former Sen. Janet Nguyen answered some questions that concerned voters at the Republican Club meeting on Feb. 19. 

One issue involved a flyer sent out by a group called COPS, showing an apparent endorsement for former Nguyen and also for Proposition 13 on the ballot (not to be confused with the Prop 13 passed in 1978). This new Prop 14 would authorize an increase in taxes for school bonds. The flyer in question is called a slate mailer and candidates pay to have their names included. This costs much less than sending out a separate mailer for each candidate. It does not imply that people listed on the flyer support other candidates or issues promoted on the mailer.

A letter was sent out to all Republicans in Leisure World announcing the club’s support for Sen. Nguyen. In it, the letter informs readers about the LW Republican Club endorsement of Sen. Nguyen. The letter highlighted Nguyen’s endorsement from the Howard Jarvis taxpayers association PAC and how she is the only candidate within the surrounding area with a lifetime “A” rating. The letter also listed the awards from different organizations and what propositions she supports and opposes. 

The Republican Club hopes that people will join them in voting for Sen. Nguyen since she has demonstrated consevative values consistently over her 15 year career in politics. 

y service club

Residents can now get potato-bake tickets delivered to their door

The Y Service Club is sponsoring a potato bake on Saturday, March 7, starting at noon in Clubhouse 2. The menu features a large baked potato with all the fixings, a small salad, a beverage and baked goods contributed by Y Service Cub members. 

Tickets are $12 each. Proceeds from the event help the Y Service Club support children’s programs at local YMCA’s and Leisure World projects. 

YSC  Second Vice President Bill Denton has offered to deliver tickets to residents’ doors. 

To order tickets, call Bill at (562) 209-0816. Tickets are avalible to purchase at the door on March 7. Join friends and neighbors for a great lunch and a good cause.

LW Library

Friends Bookstore offers bargins and benefits library

The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the Friends Bookstore located across the patio. 

People are welcome to browse for bargains in books, including children’s books, cards, puzzles and more. 

The Friends group is in need of volunteers. To learn more or pick up an application, go to the bookstore during operating hours from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

American Legion Auxiliary

Next community activity on May 25

Members of American Legion Post 327 traveled to Marina High School to interview students for Boys State 2020.  Jim Tadros was the selected delegate. He will be sponsored by Post 327 to attend Boys State in Sacramento in June.  For one week the young men set up a mock state government and learn about the political process. They also get the opportunity to visit their own state senators and assemblymen.  

The next community activity the Post has planned is the Memorial Day program on May 25.

Community bingo is played Sunday

Community bingo, hosted by the American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary and the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW), is played on Sundays in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1 p.m. with the first call at 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary refreshments are served.

Woman’s Club

Four new members added to club

The Leisure World Woman’s Club will meet on Tuesday, March 3, in Clubhouse 2 at 1:30 p.m. The theme is St. Patrick’s Day, and the club encourages everyone to wear a “wee bit of the green.”

This meeting will beafor the Woman’s Club members only who will enjoy an ice cream social, a fun event and something that hasn’t been done before. Members will have the opportunity to make their own ice cream sundaes, with toppings galore. To attend, members must contact Rose Sprague at (562) 430-3768 so that there is enough ice cream for everyone. 

The Woman’s Club welcomed four new members; Becky Nakasue, Joan Busch, Marianne Matheis and Judi Quigley, in February. All Leisure World women are invited to attend the meetings twice as a guest before joining the club. For information about membership, contact Penny Wright at (562) 799-9486 or email her at pennyw65@gmail.com.

social club

Meeting will have pizza for lunch

The Social Club meets every fourth Friday for the cards and lunch costs is $4. This month members are having pizza, salad, snacks, coffee and tea. Bring $5 for membership. Call  Loem Taylor (562) 240-5416 or Mary Earls (562) 275-1178 for cancellations.

y service club

Next trivia night is set for June 6

Ninety-nine eager shareholders participated in the Y Service Club Triviamania event on Feb. 7. 

Categories included That’s Entertainment, Sports, World Geography, the state of Georgia, Do You Remember the ‘60’s?, the Bible, a Bit of Biology and the Elements. 

Tables of up to eight people competed to come up with the right answers, with the winning table members taking home $30 each. Leisure World brainpower was on display as all tables achieved scores of over 80 percent. 

The next Trivamania game will be on Saturday, June 6. More information will be provided as the date approaches.



VETERANS SERVICES Volunteers are  needed for the  Veterans Services Center at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos for two or more hours a week. No experience is necessary and an orientation will be provided. 

Contact Howard Neill, (714) 828-5640, for information.


Meeting to be held in Clubhouse 4

There will be a change in venue for the second meeting of the Nikkei Club on March 14, starting at 11 a.m. The meeting will be held in Clubhouse 4, Room AB.  It has been reserved to accommodate a group of ballroom dancers who will perform after lunch. The dance group is called  “DANCE NOW” and consists of four couples, including club members Richard and Shigemi Yokomi.   

The meeting will start with a potluck lunch at 11 a.m. For those who cannot bring a dish, the Nikkei club asks them to bring a donation of $7 to go toward the purchase of Teriyaki chicken. 

The club requests that people bring more main dishes. So far the main dishes that have been mentioned are spare ribs and a Japanese curry dish. The club prefers to have more main or side dishes, rather than sweet desserts.  

Everyone is asked to mention what they plan to contribute by calling a member of the telephone committee. The committee consists of Masae Akiyama, (310) 210-9504, Alberta Karch (562) 296-5567, Margie Kido (562) 544-4463, Kazuko Monobe , (562) 280-4916,  and  Sherie Vanek (562) 296-8074 .

Everyone in LW is welcome. Call the telephone committee to RSVP.

Lw birthdays

Helen Scott celebrated her 100 birthday with friends at the Britannia club, who raised glasses of champagne to toast her with delicious cake and ice cream.

Animal Control

Long Beach Animal CareServices provides animal control services to Seal Beach. To report coyote activities or other animal control services, call the 24-hour animal services line, (562) 570- 7387 or online at www.longbeach. gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report.

The office is open Tuesday-Friday


Shostakovich to be featured

The Korean American Classical Music Association will have a program on Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4,  featuring Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Piano Quintet,” “Op. 57,”  “I. Prelude,” “III. Scherzo,” “V. Finale” and  “Suite for Variety Orchestra,” “VII. Waltz 2.”

 Ken Chong will lead an appreciation of the classical music, following tenor In-Soo Park’s presentation of favorite songs selcected by the members. 

All are invited. The program is presented in Korean. 

The club encourages fellowship through the appreciation of classical music and concerts.

For further information, contact President Angel Joh, (562) 598-0313; Vice President Kyungok Huh, hanandkay@gmail; or Program Chair Robert Chung (562) 387-7377, robertschung@hotmail.com.

Filipino association

Nida Marachli (l) was chosen as Ms. Valentine 2020 during the FALW Valentine’s Day celebration on Saturday, Feb.8. She was crowned by Dove Sonza (r), FALW out-going Ms. Valentine 2019.

American Legion

Fashion show tickets selling quickly

American Legion Auxiliary 327 is pleased to introduce its newest members, Darlene Ross, Kathy Dyke, Debbie Salling, Darlene Brideau, Rose Sprague, Verna Morgan and Phyllis Pierce. The club looks forward to them becoming active members of the group.  

The Fashion Show Luncheon is on March 28 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.  Tickets are selling quickly.  

To purchase tickets, call Eloise Knoll at (562) 533-0773. Tickets are $25 per person. The main course will be chicken. If anyone wants a vegetarian meal, call Eloise Knoll and give her their name and table number.   

The fashions will be from Soft Surroundings in the Rossmoor shopping center. 


Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

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

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

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

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

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

• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of LW Weekly at the member classified advertising rate, $8 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.


Bianca Louise Bozzano (Carr) 1928-2020

Bianca L. Bozzano (Carr), 91, of Long Beach, California, died Feb. 18, 2020. 

Bianca was born in Italy to Andre Pierre Bozzano and Maria Regina Lopez. She lived in France for 27 years. 

She is survived by her daughters, Leslie and Gloria, sons Mark and Janine, grandchildren, Jennifer, Jacqueline, Justin and Jessica, great-grandson Drew and other family members .

Bianca was a woman of strength, determination, courage, wisdom. Culture was a love of life. She danced her way through Cannes, fell in love with an American sailor and moved to America. 

Bianca made many friends in Long Beach. Her friends called her “Fu Fu” and most of us knew her as “Memé.”

Bianca owned and ran a restaurant in Bixby Knolls called Alfred’s for several years. Always a social butterfly with a love of the limelight, Memé was a person who said what was on her mind and was always the best dressed in the room.

After retirement, she moved to Leisure World and became a security officer. She was a member of the Mini Farmers club and had a beautiful award-winning garden. She was also a member of the Italian Club. 

Recently, Bianca spent her final months making new friends with everyone who crossed her path at the Regency Palms Senior Living in Long Beach, California. She returned to her art work and was involved in many of their activities. She kept the staff on their toes with a lot of love and laughter. 

Bianca was a special lady. The most magical woman to ever touch this family. Memé will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. You will forever be in the deepest part of our hearts. 

Memé, thank you for teaching us “Joie de vivre.”

Services will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 13900 Church Place,  Seal Beach (Leisure World) California, 562-430-8170

—paid obituary


Charles W. Lee


Charles W. Lee passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the age of 78. 

Charles was born on Dec. 13, 1941 to Ned Lee and Catherine Thompson in Omaha, Nebraska. 

He married Lucy Lee on May 16, 1961, in Germany. Charles and Lucy had three daughters, Bridget, Pat, and Susan. 

Prior to coming to Leisure World in 2013, Pat lived in Moreno Valley, California and worked as an engineer. 

Charles is surrvived by his wife, Lucy, and his daughters, as well as his 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. 

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Darrell Peek will  direct and officiate the service in Riverside. Charles will be burried in the Riverside National Cemetary.


In Memoriam 

Shinichiro Yoshikama  47

David Ramsey  78

Terry Helberg  70

Dorothy Chikwem  85

James Lewis  64

Oscar Winslow  59

Sara Dixon  89

Robert McMahon  90

Blaine Crummey  68

Sharon Maage  77

June Postrel 94

Judith Jensen  80

Martin DeBruyne  84

Anna Grant  88

Bobbie Worley  85

Mary Jones  81

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary



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



by Helen

LW Resident 562-421-5811


Business License #WEL0015

Valentines Day gifts available! 4/23


Piano lessons for the young and young at heart.

Juilliard Grad.

619-871-3617. 3/04


SHAKLEE delivered to your door.

LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude)

Fikse. 562-618-8731 3/5



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 05/14






New triple pane windows, laminate flooring, carpet patio tile/carpet. Painting ceilings made smooth, ceiling lights. Exterior windows, refaced kitchen cabinets, refaced granite quartz countertops.. Lic. #723262. 03/26





General Contractor

Specializing  in  remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate. 


License #954725. 03/26


JC Handyman Services

Professional and reliable. specializing in remodeling, plumbing and electrical. . Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 2/2020


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work.Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764 3/05



Windows-house cleaning.

Reasonable price. Excellent work.

(714) 534-1824. 4/23


Bersi & Sons Furniture Finishers

– In Home Furniture –

Repair – Refinishing – Restoration

Specializing in antiques. 

50 years experience.



We make your SHOWER/TUB brand new and/or convert it to a WALK IN SHOWER serving L.W. since 1999. 

Nu Kote 562-833-3911 

liscense #699080. 04/02


Bel-Rich Painting – Free 

estimates, Apartments, room by room, small jobs, colored walls. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 2/28




Only premium paints,  

Ceilings made smooth. 

New handles-hindges

Cown moulding installed.

License #723262. 


 40 years in LW. 

562-596-0559. 03/26


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room

or entire house & refinish kitchen

cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 05/14





 Laminate, vinyl plank, patio tile and patio carpet. 

License #723262.

40 years in Leisure World. 03/26




Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/24



All Year Carpet Cleaning

We just cleaned your neighbor’s house in Leisre World…

Would you like yours cleaned too?

Call Tito 562 658 9841. 05/07

Since 1988. 

State Contractors Lic. #578194.




Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 04/09



Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262. 


562-596-0559. 03/26

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-1741, (562) 493-6291.



Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. 



Let’s lower your ears – I’ll make you look your best! Call 562-565-3683


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.


Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon. 

(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business

License MOR0008. 1/15


PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 30 years experience, 15 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 06/04


Mavis experience hair stylist. 

For men women haircut, 

shampoo set, color, perm. Manicure pedicure. 

(714) 757-0187       


Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical


patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded 03/19


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



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 3/19


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands.

Available 24/7. 949-899-7770 04/02


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

Gloria 949-371-7425. 05/07


Experienced Caregiver. Leisure World references. Day or night – Licensed. 

Maria Lopez (52) 257-7631. 

LOP-0004. 03/05


Our family is looking for a resident in Leisure World who can assist our Mother with light housekeeping, trash removal, changing her bed twice a month, doing a few loads of laundry as needed and taking her to her Leisure World doctors’ appointments. We are looking for someone who will do these tasks for ten dollars an hour, about fifteen hours a month. They must be kind, caring, able bodied, loving and speak English well. If interested, please call 818-912-6824. 02/27



Referral Agency. Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 6/10/20



We make your home sparkle! 7 days – call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001a. Call  562-505-1613. 



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 04/02


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Gloria 949-371-7425 05/07


Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001.3/20


Maria House Cleaning

We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your scehdule. Bi-weekly or monthly. Deep cleaning. 

Call or text 714-496-2885. 

Bus. Lic #HER0008


I have been a  housekeeper for 10 years. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770 04/02




Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. 

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

License #CIP0001 2/27


John’s Computer Services


Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet 

Security. LW Resident

 SB License FUH0001. 03/31

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale


Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 05/07


For sale – Pronto M41 with sure step. Electric wheelchair. Excellent condition. Candy apple red with black upholstery. $750.00. 

562-431-7535. 03/05


Electric Wheelchair. Never been used. $450. 

Please call Annette 562-212-4376.


Go Chair. Like New with charger. Retails for $1,500. Available for only $595. Call Mike 562-233-7060. 02/27

Electric scooter for sale. Purchased refurbished and rarely used, comes equipped with a walker holder. Asking for $800 and includes a walker. Purchase receipt from 2019 available. Please call Ms. Miller at 714-264-6362 and leave a message or email me at aeiouvd@mac.com.


Quantum 600 Electric wheel chair – $8,000 OBO. Used for 1 month. (310) 770-7945. 02/29


Personal driver. LW Resident. Goes to airports, hospitals, doctors offices, stores. 

Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 03/05


A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH Conscientious, Dependable, Professional. Providing locals trustworthy affordable transportation. perfect for patients, professionals, and anyone who needs regular or sporadic transportation.

 CALL 562-537-1298. James. 02/27


Rides by Russ, with the 

personal touch

For over 4 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544. 02/27 


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 2/27


Inexpensive shuttle, airports, markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093.

SB License #ABL0001. 4/23

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.05/14


2011 HONDA CRV – WHITE. Very clean in & out, runs excellent 153K mi. LW resident. $9,477. 


Email harveymail101@gmail.com. 02/20



No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 4/9



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 3/25


WANTED dog walker. Weekend only. Good pay. 

Call Arlene 562-296-5755.


I am a happy, handsome male cat looking for a forever home. Healthy, neutered, and ready to meet you – Vincent. Call Troy at 714-615-7785. 


Vintage schwinn bicycle with hemet, basket, and locks. Close to original wiht new wheel and tire. This is a Hollywood style bike. $100.00 Call Dale 562-386-6156 LW Resident 2/13


Schwinn Bike, 7 speed, U.S.A. Women’s beach cruiser. Red. Good condition. 562-598-0121 2/20 


Parakeet/Small parrot birdcage. New black tabletop, flat top 24”H x 22”L x 22”W $50. Patty (562) 598-0664. 02/27


Schwinn Bike – 7 speed, USA, Women’s beach cruiser, red. Good condiion. $75.00. 562-598-0121.


Large lift chair, like new. Perfect condition $300. Lounge chair $60. Small lounge chair $40. 

(562) 430-1927. Mutual 11. 


For sale: Wood Dresser, 9 drawer, 68 1/2”(W) x 19 1/4”(D) x 32 1/2”(H) $50. White Dresser, 3 drawer, 43”(W) x 20”(D) x 38”(H) $20. Oak bookcase, 5 shelf, 24” (W) x 9 1/2” (D) x 72”(H), $20. Call Wayne 714-722-4822 LW Resident. 02/27


Free loveseat (medium purple).

 (562) 386-3727 after 10:00 a.m.


Carport for rent. Mutual 12. 



One Day Sale

Feb 29 from 9 to 4. TV vacuum, table and chairs, lamps, and a lot of otehr nice things. Everythign must go. 13860 St. Andrews Dr. Apt 61-J.


Redeemer Lutheran Church spring craft bazaar. Arts, crafts, Thai treasures, plants, jewelry & more.

13564 St. Andrews (across from HealthCare Center & next to swimming pool) 9-3 pm. March 4, 2020.


Estate Sale – 1431 Pelham Rd, Mutual 6 – Apt 65A. Thursday Feb 27  and Friday Feb 28 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Leather loveseat, oversized chair, dining table/2 chairs, hutch, lawyers bookcase, rocking chair. Tiffany style lamps, wall clocks, artwork, dressers, accent tables, bakers rack. Desk, several file cabinets. Depression glass, Le Creuset cookware. Costume jewelry, men’s Reyn Spooner shirts (size XL), shoes (size 10/11). Lots of tools. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 

714-514-8232. PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. License ESD0001.


ESTATE SALE, MUTUAL 6, 57E, 1400 MAYFIELD RD, Feb 27th and 28th, Thursday and Friday from 9 am to 2 pm. OMG! Mid Century Furniture in Excellent Condition, Full Bedroom Set, w/dresser and night stands, coffee table, buffet, console stereo, sofa, chairs, dining table w/leaf and 6 chairs, wicker patio furniture and so much more. Please come by and say Hi! Kristi Martin, P.O. Box 1351, Seal Beach, 714-655-5473, Seal Beach Business License MAR0016.


Private room for female (College age) in house next to CSULB. Available now for March and April only. $400 per month plus utilities. mahff4@aol.com 02/20


Companion Lawn Crypt (double) for sale at Forest Lawn, Cypress. Space 1 AB Lot 5916.Located in the Garden of Protection section.Situated adjacent to the Ascension Mausoleum. Forest Lawn has valued this Companion Crypt at $12,000. Our asking price is $9,500 plus Forest awn’s $250 transfer fee. If interested, please call Juliet at 714-767-1439 or 562-296-8802.  2/7


4 GRAVES FOR SALE @FOREST LAWN, Whittier, Ca. Graves 1, 2, 3 and 4, Lot 1121, Garden of Affection. Asking price: $12,000 OBO. 

If interested please text Nancy @626-484-5575. 02/20