LWW Trans/Vie 05-20-21

What do you want in your LW Weekly

by Ruth Osborn

managing editor

The LW Weekly was forced to reshape much of its editorial content after public health orders related to COVID-19 shut down the LW community in March 2020. 

Editors introduced an expanded game  and puzzle section, recipes, hobby tutorials, reader columns and photos, mask making instructions and extensive COVID-19 coverage and guidelines. The paper was made smaller as some sections—namely, Travel and Sports—were shelved pending a return to normalcy. 

Once the pandemic is completely behind us, our pages will again reflect LW life—LW club news, travel stories, GRF events and more. 

The transition is now underway, but before we open the doors completely, LW Weekly staff would like to give residents an opportunity to weigh in on preferred content and channels of communication.

On page 18, readers will find a survey that they can clip, fill out and drop off at the LW Weekly office or the LW Library. People can also mail them to LW Weekly, PO Box 2338, Seal Beach, CA, 90740, or visit lwsb.com for an online version. Survey responses are due June 30.

Work is Underway

Preliminary construction related to the pool project is underway, with the creation of an ADA path of travel to the pool. Current regulations require the 1960s-era pool to have handicapped parking, which was not a regulation when the facility was built. The job consists of regrading the parking area and creating an opening in the wall bordering St. Andrews Drive to provide safe access to the pool. The GRF Physical Property Committee recommended on May 5 that the GRF Board of Directors award the contract to MJ Jurado to replace the approach from the parking lot to the swimming pool to meet ADA requirements, at a cost not to exceed $44,580. Watch for construction updates as plans are finalized and permits secured to rebuild the pool and spa facility.

New website is launched today

Today, the LW Weekly launched a new enriched E-Edition of the community paper. It features interactive content, robust search capabilities and more fun features.

The familiar PDF version will still be available at lwsb.com, but LW residents are invited to explore the new E-Edition at lwweekly.com. 

It features a fast-loading digital replica that can be viewed on your smartphone, laptop, tablet or desktop computer. 

The E-Edition allows easy reading of the paper, plus the ability to search past editions, share articles to Facebook or Twitter, and email screen shots to friends. 

It is powered by Tecnavia, which is used by more than 1,800 publications worldwide, including the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Orange County Register.

The site is designed for an optimal reading experience on mobile devices and maintains the look and feel of the print edition. Each article can be read in text mode or in clip view.

The E-Edition can be translated into 11 languages and includes an audio version, adjustable text size and organized content. 

Readers who get stuck can click the LW Weekly logo at the top of any page to be returned to the home screen.

To start exploring the E-Edition, go to lwweekly.com or hit the icon at the PDF version at lwsb.com. You can easily move between the two platforms with the click of a button.

Once at the E-Edition, you can navigate the paper’s editorial content, classifieds and display advertising. 

A tutorial on page 17 of this issue will show readers how to change font size, zoom the view, search  archives, print and share screenshots, translate and listen to articles, and more.

The GRF Communications and Information Technology Committee and LW Weekly staff hope that LW readers find this website user-friendly, making community news accessible on any current tablet and smartphone, even those with small screens.

Masks still needed at GRF venues

The Centers for Disease Control released guideance on May 13 that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can resume activities without wearing masks or staying 6 feet apart, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal or territorial laws, which include local business and workplace guidance.

For LW residents, face coverings are still mandated per Orange County Health Care Agency guidelines, even for fully-vaccinated people, at GRF venues. GRF staff is required to wear masks on-site unless they are at their desks. California and Orange County mask requirements remain in place for now, but Gov. Newsom has indicated that mask rules will likely be eased on June 15.

LW car lot resumes

The pandemic forced the cancellation of the monthly self-managed car sales near Clubhouse 6 more than a year ago, but looser restrictions will allow the GRF to begin offering trust property for this purpose beginning this month.

The car sale lot is held on the fourth Saturday of the month in the Administration parking lot from  8 a.m.-4 p.m. LW residents can sell  any used motorized vehicle as long as it is insured, has a current DMV registration and a GRF decal. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters can be sold. The owner does not need to be present and is allowed to display a single “for sale” sign no larger than 18-by-24 inches on the vehicle. The sign must include a phone number.

The sale is open to LW residents only and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events.  For more information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

LADWP hotline available to report problems

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is dismantling and removing defunct power units from the Haynes Generating Station adjacent to Leisure World. 

Last weekend, a unit that had just been worked on was fired up, and rust particles were blown from the stack, some of them settling in LW. 

Security received a couple of complaints about the debris. Residents can also call an LADWP claims line at (213) 367-4600, which can be used to report problems related to Haynes construction. LADWP will clean up affected areas and mitigate construction impacts in other ways. 

For general project information, call 1-800-531-6638.  

The years-long overhaul is expected to be completed this year. 

The project is part of a broader effort by LADWP to move away from fossil fuels and will create opportunities to expand its clean energy portfolio.

LBCC online classes start

The Lifetime Learning Center at Long Beach City College  Lifetime Learning Center offers virtual classes ranging from $30-$60 on a variety of topics.

Cari Kaminski’s new class, “Creative Calm,” joins the art of meditation with the creative process, focusing on artistic expression as a source of relaxation. Take time out of your day to center yourself and be inspired.  

Students will practice various forms of meditation, including breath awareness, mindful meditation and guided imagery. Students will also learn simple art techniques. 

The class will be held from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays, from June 3-July 8.

“Tai Chi for Better Balance” with David Hennage and “Strength Training” with Jessi McMaster will also be offered.

Virtual classes are available to everyone and range from $30 -$60.  

Register online at www.lbcc.edu/lifetime-learning-center. 

For more Information, contact Theresa Brunella, (562) 930-3047, or tbrunella@lbcc.edu.

Replacement ballots available for GRF/Mutual elections

Ballots are now being mailed to Mutual residents as election season is underway. 

The 2021 GRF and Mutual Election Schedule on page 5 of every LW Weekly stipulates when GRF and Mutual ballots are to be mailed. Most Mutuals should have received ballots by now (ballots were mailed to Mutual 17 today).

Shareholders may request a ballot replacement packet if necessary. Ballot replacement requests can be emailed (preferred) to accuratevoting@um.occoxmail.com or requested by phone at (833) 861-6352 or (949) 588-8500.

To request a ballot packet, shareholders should provide their:

• Name

• Mutual No./Unit No.

• Full mailing address

Mutual 1 and Mutual 3 shareholders should specify if they want a Mutual ballot or GRF ballot.  

CAP Food Distribution is today

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution is today, May 20.

Every third aThursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including  canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.  

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).

People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID.

City of Seal Beach Budget Workshops

The City of Seal Beach will host two City Council Budget Workshops and a Budget Town Hall Meeting to solicit additional input from the community about the city’s proposed annual budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22.

The town hall and workshops will give residents an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions.  

 The remaining dates are as follows:

• Council Budget Workshop —Capital Improvements Program (CIP)

Tuesday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.

 •Budget Town Hall Meeting—General Fund/Operating & CIP

Tuesday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m.

For the May 25 City Council Budget Workshop, residents may call in to the Zoom meeting via telephone and make live audio comments during the public comment portion of the meeting. Directions to participate in the meeting can be found on the City Council agenda, which will be posted 24 hours prior to the meeting, and on the city’s website at sealbeachca.gov via the city clerk’s homepage. 

For the Budget Town Hall Meeting on June 1, the meeting will be held via Zoom Webinar and instructions to participate can be found on the Town Hall Special Meeting Agenda, which will be posted 24 hours prior to the meeting and on the city’s website sealbeachca.gov via the city clerk’s homepage.  Residents will be able to post questions during the webinar, and all questions will be answered if possible.  Questions may be submitted in advance by emailing them to budget@sealbeachca.gov. All questions submitted in advance will be answered during the Town Hall Meeting.

 Additionally, and in an ongoing effort to encourage community participation and expand community input, the city is introducing a Community Engagement Survey to gather feedback from residents on their budgetary spending priorities. These priorities will be considered during the development of the proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget.

Community members will be able to communicate what activities, services and capital improvement projects are most important to them and how the city is doing overall in providing services and programs to the community. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SealBeach2021CommSurvey. It may also be found atop the city’s website.  

In conjunction with the survey, the city has updated its budget website at https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/Finance/Budget and created a new email where community members can send questions and comments related to the budget. The new email account is budget@sealbeachca.gov.  

—from the City of Seal Beach

Need space for your recreational vehicle? 

RV Parking Available

Several spaces have recently become available for authorized residents to park at the RV lot, providing all documents are in their name exclusively.

Leases can cost $204, $240 or $348, depending on the size of the vehicle, per year.

Complete rules and regulations can be found at 70—1487-1 Recreational Vehicle Lot (Rvl)–Rules and Regulations-Leisure World Seal Beach (lwsb.com).

For more information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 373.  The RV Lot Administrator is onsite Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. People can leave messages, and he will return their calls.

GRF donates to Fitness Center

The Golden Age Foundation, Leisure World’s own philanthropic organization, donated $75,000 to the Golden Rain Foundation for new state-of-the-art training circuit equipment in the Fitness Center in Clubhouse 6. The Fitness Center donation is among the GRF’s most sizable donations this year. 

The remodeled center is open without reservations to authorized residents, who are now able to freely work out in 10,000 square feet of space. The remodel included new flooring, the latest in audio visual equipment, all-new fitness equipment, two strength circuits and a “smart” fitness room, among other features. 

The GAF is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the specific needs of LW residents. It was established in 1973 by members of the GRF Board of Directors. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 2369, Seal Beach, CA, 90740.

To learn more about the GAF, visit www.GoldenAgefdn.org. 

405 Freeway Improvement Project

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.

The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:

NB 405 On-Ramp to Close

Crews closed the northbound I-405 on-ramp from Westminster Boulevard on May 11 for approximately seven weeks to accommodate the freeway widening. 

Activities include removal of the existing ramp, excavation, placement and compaction of base material, rebar and concrete work, paving, drainage installation, electrical work, and striping.

  Partial Lane Closures on 

SB Boulevard

Crews anticipate continuing traffic signal and pedestrian ramp construction work at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson Avenue.

This work will require lane reductions on Seal Beach Boulevard between Old Ranch Parkway and St. Cloud Drive. 

Additional closures at the Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson intersections are anticipated. 

Work was expected to start on May 10 and continue for approximately five weeks on weekdays and weeknights. 

• Daytime work hours are 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  

• Nighttime work hours are 10 p.m.-5 a.m. 

SR-22 On-Ramp from Old Ranch Parkway Closed

The Old Ranch Parkway on-ramp to the westbound SR-22 closed in April for eight months to accommodate freeway widening.

Activities include demolition, excavation, grading, drainage and electrical system installation, concrete pours, and asphalt paving.

Work hours are from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m. Nighttime work hours are 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

NB I-405 and SR-73 Off-Ramps to Fairview  Closed  

Crews closed the northbound I-405 and SR-73 off-ramps to Fairview in April for approximately 100 days to accommodate the freeway widening. 

 Bolsa Chica Road 

Sidewalk Closure

 Crews closed the sidewalk at the intersection of Old Bolsa Chica Road and Bolsa Chica Road for sidewalk, curb, pedestrian ramp and traffic signal construction last month. The job is expected to last approximately two months.

Activities include k-rail placement, demolition and restriping on Old Bolsa Chica Road.

SB I-405 Off-Ramp to Bolsa Chica Road Closed

Crews closed the southbound I-405 off-ramp to Bolsa Chica on Oct. 27 for approximately one year to advance construction on the Bolsa Chica bridge.

Almond Avenue Update

Demolition and reconstruction of the sound walls along Almond Avenue in College Park East are anticipated to start soon. Crews will install a temporary sound barrier prior to demolition.

Bolsa Chica Road

Continuation of pile driving for the Bolsa Chica bridge over I-405 along the center median and southbound I-405 at Bolsa Chica bridge is ongoing from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays for approximately two months.

Report hate crimes 

Hate crimes have become easier to report in Seal Beach.

The Seal Beach Police Department has recently implemented an online Hate Crime Reporting Portal. The tool allows anyone who believes they are a victim of or has witnessed a hate crime to report the incident easily and anonymously online.

Anyone can access the online portal and provide details about the incident. Users are also able to upload evidence such as photographs or videos. Once the incident is submitted, the information will be routed to an on-duty supervisor for investigation.

The online Hate Crime Reporting Portal is located here: https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/Police/Report-a-Hate-Crime. 

If there is a life or death emergency, dial 9-1-1. Victims and witnesses may also report incidents using the Seal Beach Police Department non-emergency line at (562) 594-7232.

Letters to the Editor


Security Director Victor Rocha discussed rear-window vehicle tags during a Presidents’ Council meeting per the LW Weekly.  

I found out implementation of this is mutual-specific and is now being discussed by Mutual 2 directors.

   There has been no compelling rationale presented that substantiates  our vehicles being plastered with redundant stickers. 

Security staff identifies authorized vehicles entering the complex with front window stickers. 

That is sufficient.

No further ID tags are necessary as it won’t enhance the safety and security of residents. 

In addition, the rationale and unbiased arguments for and against implementing it have not been (widely reviewed) in Mutual 2. Feedback by a majority of the total number of residents should be part of the process. 

People I spoke to were not aware of this issue and are against it.

In summary, for the above reasons, discussion for implementation of rear-window ID tags for Mutual 2, and, if in process, the remaining Mutuals, should be suspended. 

Lynn Alper

Mutual 2


Now that the library is opening up again, I had the pleasure the other day of enjoying the sculpture of the elderly couple sitting on the park bench in its new location. 

I felt encouraged by the possibility that I too might live long enough to feel some contentment about a long life, well-lived. 

The elderly couple reminded me that it is important to celebrate life in all of its stages and diversity. 

I am extremely grateful to the family who donated this gift to the residents of Leisure World.   

Mike Maher

Mutual 3 


I am no longer a director in Mutual 9, but I would like to correct recent complaints I recently read regarding Mutual 9’s new election policy. 

Mutual 9 held a town hall meeting in 2020 before the last election. 

The new bylaws were explained by our lawyer, and the majority of the people present agreed that the new bylaws made sense. 

The 2020 election voted in the bylaws. The people’s choice was carried out. 

The suggestion made to “just not vote” could cost us all money. If a quorum is not met, another vote must be taken, an expense for us all. You do not have to vote for anyone, but please sign your name and send in the ballot. 

A director must live in the parcel he is campaigning in. He or she must be able to do the jobs required in his or her parcel (fire inspections, carport inspections, etc.). 

The election is to select the person who is willing and able to help residents in his or her parcel. 

This is not a popularity contest. Everyone has one vote to use no matter how many persons are running. 

This is similar to voting for a president of the U.S. or a governor of your state.

The total number elected make up the Mutual Board, which then works together to run the Mutual as a corporation in the state of California, within Davis-Stirling requirements.

Marge Dodero

Mutual 9

Letters Policy

Letters to the Editor should include your name, Mutual number and phone number, and be emailed to rutho_news@lwsb.com or typed and delivered to the LW Weekly office.

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.

Setting It Straight

The Leisure World Library hours are Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The hours were incorrect in the May 13 edition.


GRF BOD Monthly Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 25, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The live-streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.

1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2) Roll Call

3) President’s Comments

a) Announcements

4) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update 

5) Shareholder/Member Comments 

a) Written, submitted prior to meeting

b) Verbal, via livestreaming

Foundation Shareholders/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Each speaker is limited to: four minutes when there are no more than 15 speakers; three minutes for 16-25; and two minutes for more than 26.

6) Consent Calendar

a) Committee/Board meetings for the Month of April

i) Minutes of the Recreation Committee Board Meeting, April 5 

ii) Minutes of the Physical Property Committee Board Meeting, April 7

iii) Minutes of the Communications/IT Committee Board Meeting, April 8

iv) Minutes of the Executive Committee Board Meeting, April 9

v) Minutes of the Security, Bus & Traffic Committee Board Meeting, April 14

vi) Minutes of the Finance Committee Board Meeting, April 19

b) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, April 27 

c) May GRF Board Report, dated May 25

d) Accept Financial Statements, April, for Audit 

e) Approve Reserve Funds Investment Purchase 

f) Approve Capital Funds Investment Purchase 

7) Reports

a) COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

b) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

c) Website Ad Hoc Committee

8) New Business

a) General

i) Capital Funding Request—Aquatic Center, Additional Landscape Elements

b) Architectural Design and Review Committee

i) Reserve Funding Request—Perimeter Wall Landscaping, Medical Center/Clubhouse 6

c) Communications/IT Committee

i) Amend 20-5581-1, Advertising

ii) Amend 20-5125-3, Communications/IT Committee Charter

d) COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

i) Request to Recreation Department regarding COVID-19 Guidelines 

e) Executive Committee

i) Amend 30-5024-1, Committee Structure

ii) Rescind 30-1220-1, Subcommittee Member/Owner (M/O) Specialist

f) Finance Committee

i) Amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter

ii) Operating Funds Request—Prepaid Microsoft Support

g) Mutual Administration

i) Amend 50-5165-3, Mutual Administration & Service Maintenance Charter 

h) Physical Property Committee

i) Emergency Action: Replacement of HVAC Unit A, Clubhouse 2

ii) Capital Funding Request—Shade Structure, Golf Course

iii) Capital Funding Request—Replace Approach from Parking Lot to Swimming Pool

i) Recreation Committee

i) Capital Funding Request—Outdoor Storage Unit, Clubhouse 3

ii) Approve Mini Farm Redesign Concept

iii) Amend 40-14886-6, Mini Farm (1.8 Acre) Lease

iv) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use of Trust Property

v) Amend 70-1429.02-1, Golf Course Rules

vi) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1468-1, Swimming Pool Rules

vii) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1487-1, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) Rules and Regulations

viii) FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1487-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL)—Schedule of Fees

ix) Amend 70-1428-3, Clubhouse Artwork Displays

x) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1411-1, Facility Reservations

9) Board Member Comments

10) Next Meeting/Adjournment

The next regular GRF Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for June 22 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Notice to all Mutual 3 Shareholders

There are two elections and two ballots. GRF Board of Directors representative ballots were mailed on April 30, and Mutual 3 election ballots were mailed on May 10. A quorum requirement must be met to have a valid election. Mutual 3 shareholders should watch their mailboxes and remember to cast both ballots.

Street Sweeping

GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., May 20 Mutual 2

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., May 20 Mutual 14 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Fri., May 21 Mutual 7 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., May 24 Mutual 8 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., May 26 Mutual 4 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., May 26 Mutual 16 Annual Meeting

Admin Conf Rm A/virtual 2 p.m.

Thurs., May 27 Mutual 1

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., May 27 Mutual 11 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Fri., May 28 Mutual 6

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Fri., May 28 Mutual 9 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

GRF Meetings 

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

Tues., May 25 GRF Board Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tues., June 1 Special GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Health & Fitness

Keep that mask on—for now

by Patty Marsters


Though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on May 13 for those people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s important to note these guidelines do not supersede any local or state mandates.

According to the new guidelines, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under special circumstances. Such exceptions include while on public transportation, as well as in airports, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters. However, people who are immune compromised should speak with their doctors before giving up their masks.

LW residents and staff must abide by community rules, which are in line with the Orange County Health Care Agency guidelines. This would also be true for local businesses. 

In private gatherings or on private property, wearing a mask and social distancing is up to the property owner and participants. 

Those folks who are considered fully vaccinated are at least two weeks out from receiving the second of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or from the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Gov. Gavin Newsom has indicated state mandates for masks may end on June 15.

Whether or not that comes to pass CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stressed that unvaccinated people should continue to wear masks and practice social distancing, adding that they should get vaccinated as soon as possible.

“If things get worse, there is always a chance we may need to make changes to these recommendations,” Walensky said, “but we know that the more people are vaccinated, the less cases we will have and the less chance of a new spike or additional variant emerging.”

Can we return to hugging?

by Patty Marsters


You’ve been fully vaccinated for months now, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has modified its recommendations to acknowledge the improving COVID-19 situation. But what’s the recommendation on hugging? Is it safe in a partially vaccinated world?

The short answer is yes, but with some considerations.

Many mental health professionals are advocating for the return of hugs for the vaccinated and, if unvaccinated, healthy and not immunocompromised. 

Two vaccinated people can hug sans masks, but it’s best if the other person has been part of your pandemic “pod” or “bubble.” Generally, you know your pod-mates better, and who is and is not vaccinated tends to be common knowledge among its members. But if that other person is someone you haven’t seen for a while, it’s wise to proceed with caution. 

If the other person is unvaccinated (say, a child, grandchild or other younger relative), you can still hug them while mask-less, but be aware of the risks to them and you. Vaccinated people can still contract COVID, but the symptoms they experience will be similar to that of a mild cold. And vaccinated people may be asymptomatic and pass on the virus. 

But what if the other person is immunocompromised or otherwise at a greater risk of developing complications from COVID? Doctors recommend you keep your masks on when you’re together. Hugging is fine, but make sure your faces are turned away from each other.

SBTV Classes

The following excercise classes air online at sbtv3.org/schedule every month.



5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hour)

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hours)  


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hour)

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hours)

Noon: Silver Age Yoga (2.5 hours)


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hour)

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (0.5 hours)


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (0.5 hours)

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hour)

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (3.5 hours)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hours)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hour)

Noon: Feeling Fit (1 hour)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hours)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hour) 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hours)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hour)

HCC Tours

 LWers are invited to tour the remodeled Optum Health Care Center every Wednesday in May. Contact Monarch senior ambassador Grecia Nunez at (949) 923-3334 to make a reservation.  

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.25 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change. 

Thursday, May 20: Beef Stroganoff, seasoned egg noodles, zucchini medley and seasoned carrots; mandarin oranges; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus cucumber, red onion and dill salad.

Friday, May 21: Salmon with lemon-dill sauce, barley pilaf, and mixed vegetables; cantaloupe; chicken Caesar salad, with lettuce, cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers. 

Monday, May 24: Oven-baked chicken breast with lemon-pepper sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, and seasoned broccoli; fresh orange; tuna salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.

Tuesday, May 25: Pork loin with apple-berry sauce, creamy noodles, and peas and onions; vanilla pudding; Chinese chicken salad, with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, May 26: Beef picado, Spanish rice and black beans; chef’s special cake; turkey, ham and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus marinated beet and onion salad.

Questions about your health coverage? 

The Health Care Center has several events this month that can help. A licensed agent will be on site to answer questions on the days listed below, form 10-11:30 a.m. No appointments needed. Just look for the open conference room doors near Clubhouse 6.

May 20: Alignment

May 24: SCAN Health Plan

May 26: Aetna

May 27: Humana

Attendees will receive a free bag of goodies. For more information, contact the Health Care Center at (562) 493-9581.

Arts & Leisure

Joyful Line Dance Club

Dance club says grateful goodbye to class leader

The members of the Joyful Line Dance Club posed for a selfie with Jojo Weingart after her last session as a leader on May 5. The club expressed its gratitude for Weingart, who has been sharing dance moves weekly since January 2020 (Weingart will continue to teach hulas for Hui O Hula).

The club will continue to meet at Veterans Plaza every Wednesday from 2-3:30, except for the fourth Wednesday, when the class starts at 3 p.m. Guest instructors include Daisy Ramos, Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Chung Cha Lewis and Anna Derby. 

The club formed in March 2014 as an opportunity to get the men and women of Leisure World out of their living rooms to learn line dances and socialize as a way to enhance healthy, happy, post-retirement lives. Throughout the pandemic, the group has met outside, but it hopes to use the clubhouse facilities again soon.

All shareholders are welcome to join the fun. Participants are required to wear face masks, follow the rules of social distancing, and wear exercise shoes—no flip-flops or sandals. For more information, contact Derby at (562) 301-5339.

—Anna Derby

Submission Deadlines for the LW Weekly

The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses.

Men’s Golf Club

During the Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament on May 12, three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores, four circle holes (5-foot circle) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658 -yard, par-54 with water hazards in play on six holes and enough sand traps to challenge all proficiency levels.

A total of 48 golfers competed through the early morning and into the afternoon. The weather was initially cool but warmed up nicely with mostly sunny skies. The tee boxes are improving, and the greens have almost recovered from being aerated some weeks back. These conditions certainly led to only 21 of 48 rounds being under par.

A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-6; B Flight is handicaps of 7-12; and C Flight is handicaps of 13-18. All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap).

A Flight Winners: First place: Bill Long, 4 under 50; second: Bill Lyons, 3 under 51; third: Ron Steele, 2 under 52; fourth: tie between Steve Ro and Steve Walker, 1 under 53; fifth: John Kolthoff, even par 54; sixth: David Kwon, 1 over 55.

B Flight Winners: First place: Seung Lee, a terrific 9 under 45; second: tie between Dong Kim and Gene Archambault, 5 under 49; third: Train Nguyen, 2 under 52; fourth: Paul Cose, 1 under 53; fifth: tie between James Farr and Hyun Joon Lee, even par 54; sixth: tie between Bruce Bowles, Joon Yoon and Ron Jackson, 1 over 55.

C Flight Winners: First place: Dale Williamson, a very nice 8 under 46; second: Paul Alloway, a super 7 under 47; third: Mike Carlson, 3 under 51; fourth: Young Lee, 2 under 52; fifth: tie between Kap Son and Steve Kang, 1 under 53; sixth: tie between Youn Lee and Bill Smith, even par 54.

Closest to the pin on the 85-yard, par-3 eighth and 17th holes were Tom Owens and Gene Archambault, respectively. There were also six circle hole winners.

The next Men’s Tournaments will be on May 26, then every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The first Guys and Gals Tournament of the year will be on May 19, then every third (and fifth, if there is one) Wednesday. If you are signed up but cannot play, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible.

—Dave LaCascia

Community Singers              

Thursday evenings in Veterans Plaza are a challenge, but our karaoke members are hearty folks who want to sing.  Carmen Edwards sang a fine “For Once in My Life.”  Bob Barnum had everyone singing along with “Bring it on Home to Me.” Vilma Tagaloa sang the popular tune “I Started a Joke,” and Tino Tupas crooned “Shadow of Your Smile.”

About 40 vigorous residents enjoyed the performances, but the group is looking forward to resuming its meetings inside Clubhouse 1.

In the meantime, everyone is welcome to join the Community Singers in Veterans Plaza every Thursday at 4:15 p.m. Members choose from a variety of tunes from gospel to country, from show tunes to ballads.

—Margie Thompson

Leisure Bikers

Join the Leisure Bikers on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more details.

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

May 20-26 

Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot

• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212. 

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

• Saturday: Closed.

• Sunday: The Skewer—Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare, shawarma, falafel, fries, hummus, and salads, 3-5 p.m., cash/cards, (310) 606-1861. View all options at skewerstruck.com/menu. 

• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck—chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. To preorder, go to www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696; mention LWSB when ordering.

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

• Wednesday: Salt ’n’ Pepper—hoagies, hot dogs, melts and loaded fries, 3-5 p.m., cash/cards. For a full menu, go to www.saltandpeppertruck.com/menu. Call in orders at (949) 899-0719.


 All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. Masks and 6-foot social distancing required. For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

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

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

Men’s Golf League

May 10 was a cool, overcast and windy morning. Despite such poor weather conditions, 11 men of the Men’s Golf League teed off early at David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley. The par-62, 4,000-yard course provides plenty of tests, with abundant water and tricky, undulating greens.  This week the tees, fairways and greens were again in great condition; eight players scored below par, plus there were six birdies.

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

A Flight Winners: First place: Larry Hillhouse, with a fine 7 under 55; second: tie between Fujio Norihiro, Paul Cose and Gary Stivers, 4 under 58; third: Jim Goltra, even par 62. Cose had two birdies, and Stivers, Norihiro and Goltra each had one. Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 third hole, and Stivers was closest on the 130-yard, par-3 12th hole. Hillhouse and Cose tied for fewest putts.

B Flight Winners: First place: tie between Gene Vesely and Bob Munn, 5 under 57; second: Lowell Goltra. Vesely had a birdie, and Munn had fewest putts.

On May 14, the Riverview Golf Club in Santa Ana welcomed nine men, one woman and two guests, Ron Summer and Bob Meripol. The par-70, 5,800-yard course with yawning water hazards and strategically placed sand traps was green, lush and in great condition. The weather was sunny, warm and mostly calm throughout the morning.

Many of the fairways play parallel to or cross the Santa Ana River, which is currently fairly dry. Playing these holes can be a challenge that tests not only the golfer’s skill, but also his or her ability to manage many sloping fairways and green placements. The golfers accepted the obstacles, and six of the 12 rounds were under par, plus there were six birdies.

A Flight Winners: First place: tie between Dave LaCascia and Bill McKusky, a terrific 9 under 61; second: Norihiro, 1 under 69; third: Stivers, even par 70; fourth: Jim Goltra, 1 over 71. McKusky had fewest putts, and LaCascia was closest to the pin on both the 140-yard, par-3 second hole and the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole. LaCascia had two birdies; Norihiro and Stivers had one each.

B Flight Winners: First place: Tom Ross, a very nice 7 under 63; second: Lowell Goltra, 3 under 67, plus fewest putts; third: Liz Meripol, 2 over 72; fourth: Munn. Ross and Ballard tied for fewest putts, while Goltra and Munn each had a birdie. 

In general, masks are required at the pro shops, but are optional while waiting to tee off. No masks are required on the putting greens, driving range or the course itself. 

LW Men’s Club membership is not required, and friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par-3s, and lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-One and eagles, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact McKusky (562) 430-8618 or LaCascia (801) 674-5975. 

—Dave LaCascia

Hui O Hula

Hula club spreads love, aloha throughout LW

Lori Chamberlin of Mutual 11 hosted 16 hula dancers and four musicians on May 7.  

For the pre-Mother’s Day celebration, Lori Chamberlin presented every member of Hui O Hula with a gigantic, professionally handmade shortbread cookie inscribed with the club’s name and “mahalo.” Buttercream cupcakes with the word “aloha” or a beach scene were ordered for the audience.

Chamberlin also thanked GRF President Susan Hopewell, who was in attendance, for working tirelessly for the community.

The show opened with a pule/prayer from a Mutual 11 resident. 

Guest musician Geri Kuhia—who was born and raised in La’ie, O’ahu—lent support, singing “Blue Hawaii.” “Auntie Geri” has sung top Hawaiian recording musicians and even once with the King himself, Elvis Presley.  

Hui O Hula continues to spread birthday aloha throughout Leisure World. On May 12, seven dancers performed a few hulas in honor of Mutual 5’s Rosie Smith, who turned 80. Smith danced along to “Tiny Bubbles” with her guests in chairs.

On Saturday, May 22, the group will joyfully perform in Mutual 15 in honor of Lavon Demott’s 90th birthday. 

They will return to Mutual 15 on Wednesday, May 26 to entertain Donna Cooper and her friends.

Hui O Hula meets for hula dance lessons and live music every Tuesday. Lessons are free and open to all. Contact Kaye Huff at (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo Weingart at Jojo@huiohula.com for more information.

Creative Writers Club

In eager anticipation of clubhouses opening, the Creative Writers’ Club will resume meetings in June. 

It’s a fresh start with renewed enthusiasm, as well as a fine time for new members to join. Everyone is welcome. Members listen to readings, share advice and their own works, and generally encourage all writers in their craft. “Where else can you find a group of people interested in what you write—poetry, short stories, nonfiction life experiences, play script, that unfinished novel tucked away in your bedside drawer, etc.?” asks club president Fred Wind. 

For anyone worried their works are not “good enough,” Wind assures that no writer ever thinks his or hers is. “We all wonder if our stuff could improve,” he says. “In fact, Ernest Hemingway wrote 47 different endings to ‘A Farewell to Arms’ before settling on ‘After a while, I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain.’”

Those with a desire to express themselves through written words should contact Wind via email at fredwilmawind@gmail.com. “We love to share with other creative people,” he says. “We love to wonder at their gifts of expression, of observation, reflection and imagination. Help us celebrate your talents.” 

The club intends to resume meeting once a month; the place, day and time will be announced in future editions of LW Weekly. 

In the meantime, Wind encourages all to start writing. “Sharpen that pencil—get the point?”

Genealogy Club 

Genealogy Club members are invited to join the Zoom meeting on Wednesday, May 26, at 10 a.m. Dick Humphrey will speak on “Sources for Researching People After 1950.” Records can be rather sparse for living people, so Humphrey will share sites and techniques that have been effective with his family tree. A fascinating speaker, Humphrey last met with the club in 2018. 

For an invite to this speaking program, contact the club at lwgenealogy@gmail.com or call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266. 

Also: The club would like to remind its members that dues should be mailed to Betty Hacke.

—Mary Romero

American Ballet Theatre

Watch this special ABT performance at home

by Patty Marsters


In late March, 18 American Ballet Theatre (ABT) dancers took up residence across from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, as they perfected their routines for a special performance of “Uniting in Movement.” 

The New York-based troupe paid homage to ABT’s history while also looking to the future of ballet. The four featured works, performed on the Segerstrom Hall stage in front of a live audience, were recorded and are now being offered for home viewing.

Included in the program is the familiar Act II pas de deux from “Swan Lake,” a.k.a. “White Swan,” featuring a take on Lev Ivanov’s original choreography by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. Devon Teuscher and Cory Stearns perform.

“Grand Pas Classique” offers another timeless pas de deux, which was famously choreographed by Victor Gsovsky to music from Daniel Auber’s two-act opera “Le Dieu et La Bayadere.” Catherine Hurlin and Sung Woo Han are the featured dancers.

Among the contemporary works is “La Follia Variations,” set to the music of 18th-century Italian composer Francesco Geminiani, as performed here by the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. New York City Ballet principal ballerina Lauren Lovette choreographed the work. “The progression of steps is one of my favorites among the classical ballet style,” she says in the program guide. 

“These dancers give me hope for the future of dance, and this piece of choreography is a celebration of that hope.” Dancers Emily Hayes, Jonathan Klein, Abbey Marrison, João Mengussi, Kiely Groenewegen, Tyler Maloney, Chloe Misseldine and Jose Sebastian give life to Lovette’s vision.

Betsy McBride, Jacob Clerico, Anabel Katsnelson, Melvin Lawovi, Hannah Marshall, Duncan McIlwaine, Scout Forsythe and Joseph Markey take the stage for “Indestructible Light,” which Darrell Grand Moultrie choreographed to Duke Ellington’s “Battle Royal,” Count Basie’s “Little Pony,” Neal Hefti’s “Tricky’s Licks” and Billy Strayhorn’s “The Star-Crossed Lovers.” 

“‘Indestructible Light’ is inspired by where we are now in our lives and how important it is to stay connected to hope, love and joy,” Moultrie, a recipient of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, noted in the program guide. “I’m always excited about finding ways to use great music and the dancers’ bodies to bring inspiration to people. No matter what’s happening around us, we must always remember there’s a light within that can never be shut off.”

The program can be accessed via www.scfta.org for $25 per household until Wednesday, May 26.

Ladies’ Golf Club

On May 11, there were 51 lady golfers who competed for low gross, low net and birdies. 

Nine players made birdies. And Yvonne Yim scored a hole-in-one on Hole 8—her second in one month.

The flight winners this round were:

Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 26; low net: Ann Tran, 23; birdies: Devora Kim (Hole  9), Tran (Hole 2) and Karen Mendon (Hole 8).

Flight B: Low gross: Young Yoon, 30; low net: Judy Kim, 23; birdies:  Hi Lee (Hole 8), Judy Ro (Hole 2) and Pam Krug (Hole 5).

Flight C: Low gross: Jee Choi, 31; low net: Sally Park, 23; birdie: Park (Hole 1).

Flight D: Low gross: Donna Cooper, 34; low net: Sandra deDubovay, 20; birdies: Sandra deDuBovay (Hole 6) and Soo Kim (Hole 7).

—Dale Quinn

Master Gardener Zoom Workshops

The GRF Mini Farm’s Master Gardeners have been giving monthly workshops via Zoom on Thursdays at 10 a.m. 

The link for the June 10 workshop, “Insect Pest Management,” can be found on the mini farm website at www.lwsb.com/mini-farm/ that morning. All are welcome to attend, but current and prospective mini farmers are especially encouraged to join.

Chess Club

The Chess Club publishes weekly puzzles to keep the love of the game alive until its members meet to play in person again.

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first. Any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.

The solution to this week’s puzzle’s first move is: Bf8. The White Bishop moves from h6 to f8. Black Bishop moves from g4 to h5, White Queen takes h5, Black Pawn takes h5, then White’s third move is checkmate.

Book Club 

The LWSB Book Club meets today, May 20, at 1 p.m. via Zoom. This week, the bibliophiles will discuss “Freakonomics” by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt. 

To join the meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86020736533?pwd=QWl1UVZweEc0YVM4L252aDV2K2ZYZz09. The meeting ID is 860 2073 6533, and the passcode is 871337. 

The club intends to start meeting again in Clubhouse 3 once it gets approval.

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Sunshine Club

Learn about chiropractic services and genetic therapy practices

Dr. Mark De Dubovay will speak at the next Sunshine Club meeting on Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. All shareholders can join the meeting by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982089743?pwd=UGR3RlZRaUJmWmlSNE9KdTdNMUh3QT09. The meeting ID is 849 8208 9743, and the passcode is 508742.

Those who would like to get a Zoom link by email, should text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 by no later than today, May 20, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone messages).

Dubovay, born and educated in Los Angeles, is a founding director of the Advanced Wellness Center. He enjoys providing gentle therapies, nutritional and lifestyle medicine, collaborating with other experts and alternative medicine. He earned his doctorate of chiropractic medicine from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles. Dubovay is a former member of the clinic faculty and has served for 25 years as a supervising doctor for chiropractic interns. He is a past director of the Long Beach area Chiropractic Society.   

Dubovay was invited to practice at the prestigious STATIC Clinic in Bologna, Italy, where he collaborated with medical orthopedists and physical therapists for three years, followed by a year of private practice in Paris, France. He then settled in Long Beach. Through his continuing studies and research, he became a certified traditional naturapath, and early adopter and expert in cold laser therapy. He was appointed by the FDA as a primary investigator in a research study on the benefits of cold laser therapy for osteoarthritis of the hand.               

He is currently focusing on the development of genetic therapy. This field stems from the latest understanding of  the human genetic code along with inherited mutuations. The natural therapy approach that Dubovay is developing alongside other colleagues focuses on identifying key mutations, also called variants. These variants can, in conjunction with certain lifestyle stresses or deficiencies, cause significant disruption and decline in body functions. This can affect mental health and decline, create hormone imbalances along with heightened chemical or allergen sensitivity, and a decline in energy levels. 

By developing a precise “Gene Map” Dubovay can reveal to his patients how much of their health experiences is reflected by their unique gene variances. Dubovay then filters data to identify the key variants that may impact healthy function and aging in negative ways. From there, he can tailor specific nutritional and lifestyle therapies, which include taking specific nutrients at precise doses.These precise 

therapies can have dramatic impact on a person’s overall health and aging and should keep improving as the science continues to evolve.

He has presented programs to many senior groups over the years at Memorial Medical Center, Saint Mary’s, Don Lauda’s wellness series at the pyramid at CSULB, and Senior University at CSULB. 

The Sunshine Club brings LW leaders to meetings to introduce their organizations to the group. It also invites specialists from outside Leisure World to share their experiences and ideas with club members.

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

Pick up pupusas and lemonade at the Farmers Market

by Ellen Brannigan

LW contributor

Karen and Juan Omana-Martinez are the owners of Karen’s Salvadorian Pupusas, one of the vendors located at the Seal Beach Farmers Market. Pupusas are a form of rolled and pounded dough that’s filled with meat,  then fried. The pupusas are filled with beef, pork, beans, cheese, chicken or any combination of the above.

People can add salsa, cabbage, jalapeños, sour cream, and red or green sauce to the pupusas. They are filling enough to be a meal. The couple also makes corn tortillas.

Thirsty? Karen and Juan also sell wonderful drinks such as lemonades with watermelon, pineapple, mango or cucumber or cold horchata. 

Enjoy Salvadorian food every Tuesday from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Seal Beach shopping center by Carl’s Jr.

GAF donates $10,000 to Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach (MOWLB) is thankful for the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) and its continuous  support. The GAF’s generous donation of $10,000 supports the nutritional and emotional needs of the most vulnerable residents in Leisure World. Since March 2020 and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MOWLB has delivered over 70,000 meals to LW residents.

MOWLB was founded in 1971 and began serving LW residents in 2013. The service has steadily grown over the past eight years; over 150 LW residents receive two freshly prepared meals including a hot dinner, lunch, dessert and a beverage every weekday with a friendly visit and wellness check. Deliveries are made by caring and trained community volunteers who provide a valuable social connection for homebound residents. The goal for MOWLB is to help all clients remain safe, socially connected  and nourished at home for as long as possible.    

The program is available to any LWers who have difficulty cooking or shopping for meals due to illness, recent surgery or remain at home due to the pandemic. Donations from the GAF cover the daily fee for qualified, low-income residents.  

For more information about the MOWLB program, visit the website at www.mowlb.org or call Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1. 

The GAF has served the community for over 48 years. To learn more about the Golden Age Foundation, visit the website at www.GoldenAgefdn.org.  


Smooze Club

Sign up for the Kosher Pickle Factory Zoom meeting

The Schmooze Club will present a Zoom Kosher Pickle Factory Workshop on Thursday, May 27, at 11a.m.

The workshop is educational, fun and delicious. Learn how to make kosher pickles with “Rabbi Pickle” (a.k.a. Rabbi Shmuel Marcus) who teaches about the Jewish  way of pickling a kosher dill.

The workshop is perfect for adults and children, as he walks viewers through the process of creating their own jar of kosher pickles. People can choose from one of three ways to participate:

1. Enjoy watching without making any pickles.

2. Shop for  supplies and follow along. Those who want to participate will need a 32 ounce jar, pickling spices, Kosher salt, fresh dill, fresh garlic and 4-5 Persian cucumbers (optional: a small hot pepper to add a little spice).

3. Purchase a ready-made kit with all the supplies for $10 that can be picked up or delivered on Wednesday, May 26.

All participants must RSVP with their full name, phone, email address and number of kits needed if purchasing. The price of $10 per kit is payable by check or cash at the time of pick-up or delivery. 

RSVPs are due by Sunday, May 23, to allow time for providing enough supplies and assembling kits. Call Darlene Rose at (562) 347-8088 to RSVP and to be placed on the list of viewers. Zoom invitations will be sent with the link to participate. 

Mini Farm

Anna Derby from Mutual 5 enjoys working in the Mini Farm to forget about the anxiety and uncertainty in life. While gardening recently, she was reminded of a an article about how it is an example of what people in the field of psychology call a “flow-state” activity, one in which people lose track of time and become one with what they’re doing. Some people may know flow as being “in the zone.”

People become invested in flow activities because it keeps them from worrying or ruminating, and it helps them relieve stress.

Derby says she experiences flow each time she is working on her plot at the Mini Farm. She gets in the zone while making sure that all of  her vegetables are doing well. 

Derby planted beet seeds on the last day of February,and  a few months but a few months later, the beets were ready to be picked. 

“There’s nothing like eating someothing you grew right out of the farm,” Derby said. “It has been a pleasure to have a Mini Farm  plot.” 

Derby says she can’t wait for the cucumbers, tomatoes, Korean Yul Mu, eggplants and corn to grow in her garden as well.

American Legion

Memorial Day poppies available

by Jean Sudbeck

LW contributor

On  Monday, May 31, the American Legion Auxiliary in Leisure World will celebrate Memorial Day.  It is a day the country hangs flags  to honor veterans who gave everything so that the United States could remain a free country. 

Those who have tattered and torn flags can visit American Legion Auxiliary members in the parking lot of Clubhouse 6 on Tuesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 27, from 4-6 p.m. to drop off old flags for proper disposal.  New flags will be available for $10 each. 

Since May is also Poppy Month, the American Legion will offer people a poppy to wear on Memorial Day, which is a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers. Wearing a poppy during May is a 100 year-old tradition to remember the blood shed by so many soldiers in Flanders Fields and those who lost their lives in the following wars.  

The poppies are made by veterans with the help of the American Legion Auxiliary.  Any proceeds received must be used to help and assist veterans and their families. 

LW Birthdays

Bonnie Cooper from Mutual 1 celebrated her May 16 birthday early with a luncheon on May 13 at Finbars Italian Kitchen. Pictured are Bonnie Cooper (seated), Lyndia Walker (l-r), Debbi Fudge and Debbie De Grazia. Billy Holden was also at the luncheon.  Among the beautiful cards Bonnie received was a Lyndia Walker Original.

LWer Grace Kim (center) celebrated her 90th birthday with family last week

Republican Club

Next meeting is on Thursday, May 27

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

 On Friday, June 11, GOP Club members will celebrate the volunteers who helped in the last election and since at a picnic outside Clubhouse 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Those who want to attend can RSVP by calling Kitty Hammerschmidt at (562) 301-9681.

The next Republican Club  meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m., even though meetings are regularly held on the third Wednesday of each month.

At the April club meeting, members discussed their reasons for wanting to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The most popular reasons were unlimited immigration/sanctuary state, election integrity, the bullet train and Newsom’s approach to COVID-19, including the controversy of when he went to a restaurant unmasked while implementing strict stay-at-home orders.


The GOP Club does not charge membership dues or impose any other financial obligation on members. The club raises money primarily through donations and selling political campaign memorabilia during election season; roughly $8,000 was raised in the past year. The club endorses candidates for partisan and non-partisan races, and club funds are used to support the endorsed candidates, pay for speakers at club meetings and cover miscellaneous expenses.

The club is looking forward to meeting in person soon at the picnic on June 11. Any person who wants to be added to the club membership roster or wants more information about the club can send an email to dharlow50@aol.com or call (714) 928-1950. Everyone on the email list will be sent a link to the next meeting and the picnic. 

Members will also be sent via email the agenda and minutes for each meeting and other information deemed necessary and/or appropriate by the president.

The Republican Club encourages anyone, especially club members, to send their opinions on public issues or ideas about what the club should be doing. To do so, call or text (714) 928-1950. If sending a text, type “GOP Club” on the first line. Those who do not want their name, ideas or opinions to be made public should so indicate.

Democratic Club

Visit the club booth every Tuesday

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The LW Democratic Club held its last Zoom membership meeting of the season on May 19.  Featured speaker Orange County Democratic Party Chairwoman Ada Briceño updated members on issues relating to the upcoming recall election, as well as the recently completed Democratic State Party Convention.  

Meetings will resume on Aug. 18,  with programing centered on the already declared 2022 Democratic candidates and important legislative issues at both the federal and state levels.  In the meantime, members are encouraged to periodically check the resources section of the club’s website for background reports on these issues. The first report, which is already posted, is a summary of an inquiry on systemic racist violence. The website can be accessed at sblwdems.wordpress.com or by Googling “SBLW Democratic Club.” 

Future postings on the website will deal with diverse issues such as redistricting as a result of the recently completed census; reinstatement of federal fair housing regulations;  and the role that the Santa Ana Regional Water Board plays in the proposal for a desalination plant in Huntington Beach.

The club will also continue to host a booth in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 every Tuesday from 10:30  a.m.-12:30 p.m. Visitors will receive voter registration information, membership forms and copies of the club’s most recent newsletter.  Other materials relating to current legislation and upcoming elections will also be periodically available.

Plans are underway to make the club’s Facebook page and website more user-friendly, as well as provide udpated  information that may be of interest to voters. Members interested in working on this or any other club project should call Democratic Club president Mary Tromp at (562) 412-0898 or email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.

The club’s nominating committee has been authorized to proceed with planning for what is being tentatively called “Training for Leadership” sessions to begin once club members are able to meet face-to-face.

To subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter, call editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521 or email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com.  People should  include their full contact information. This newsletter is available only to club members and supporters, although back issues are published on the club’s website.

For Democratic Club membership information or to check renewal status, call (562) 431-7275.

SBTV-3 Listings

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, May 20

4 pm Solidarity Rally 2021

5 pm Easter Quarantine Concert 2021

5:34 pm Mother’s Day 2021

6 pm 2015 SSD Kick-off

7 pm Life and Times in SB:

Virgina Haley

8 pm The Street Where I Live

8:13 pm Beginning of Leisure World

8:30 pm Cerritos Center-

Lady Jazz

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Friday, May 21

4 pm Beginning of Leisure World

4:18 pm The Street Where I live

4:30 pm LW Molokai Trip 

5:12 pm Maui Swap Meet 2018

5:30 pm Easter Quarantine Concert 2021

5:35 pm Sea Inside

6 pm Mother’s Day 2021

6:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

7 pm Cerritos Center–

Golden Acrobats

8:37 pm Sea Inside

9 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


10:30 pm Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Saturday, May 22

4 pm Mother’s Day 2021

4:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

5:30 pm The Street Where I Live

5:42 pm Beginning of Leisure World

6 pm McGaugh First Grade Show

7 pm McGaugh Third Grade Show

8 pm LAUSD

11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Sunday, May 23

4 pm Seal Beach Planning Committe 

Meeting Replay 5/17

6 pm Town Hall Pandemic Recovery Meeting 5/20

7 pm Live at the Ford:

Lady Jazz

8:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

10 pm Cerritos Center-

Matt Mauser

Monday, May 24

4 pm LW Molokai Trip 

4:42 pm Maui Swap Meet 2018

5 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

6 pm Mother’s Day 2021

6:30 pm Sea Inside

7 pm Seal Beach City Council


8 pm Oceanscapes #2 

8:30 pm Life and Times in SB:

Lawhead Brothers

9:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew 

Tuesday, May 25

4 pm Mother’s Day 2021

4:30 pm Easter Quarantine Concert

5:05 pm 2015 SSD Kick-off

6 pm The Street Where I Live

6:13 pm The Beginning of Leisure World

7 pm Life and Times in SB:

Virgina Haley

8 pm Ocean Perspectives

8:30 pm Ford Theater:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

10 pm Cerritos Center-

Matt Mauser

Wednesday, May 26

4 pm Solidarity Rally 2021

4:55 pm Easter Quarantine Concert

5:30 pm 2015 SSD Kick-off

6:30 pm McGaugh Fourth Grade Show

7:30 pm Sea Inside

8 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Merry Wives of Windsor

10 pm Cerritos Center-

The Four Tenors

*All programming is subject to change.

Watch your step

Easily spot phishing emails

Scammers use fake email or text messages that look like trusted sources to trick people into giving them personal information. One easy way to spot a scam email is to look at the email address closely. Some emails will have e.something.com or something similiar at the end of the address; the “e.” is a tip-off that it is phishing, and it can look like  @e.chase.com, @e.sce.com and @e.bluehost.com.  

1. Protect your computer by using security software. Set the software to update automatically so it can deal with any new security threats.

2. Protect your accounts by using multi-factor authentication. Some accounts offer extra security by requiring two or more credentials to log in to your account. This is called multi-factor authentication. The additional credentials you need to log in to your account could be done through text message, an authentication app, or a scan of your fingerprint or face ID. 

Multi-factor authentication makes it harder for scammers to log in to your accounts if they do get your username and password.

3. Protect data by backing it up. Back up data and make sure those backups aren’t connected to your home network. You can copy your computer files to an external hard drive or cloud storage. Make sure to back up the data on your phone as well.


Mary Wood


Mary Wood joined her husband, John (2004), and her heavenly savior on May 11. Originally from Ottumwa, Iowa, Mary moved to California in 1960 with John and her first three children. Her youngest daughter was born in California in 1961. Mary is survived by her son, John (Jennifer), daughters Sheila, Sharon (Robert) and Susan (Joseph). Her grandchildren are Andrew, Benjamin (MaryBeth), and Malia and her great-grandchildren are Levi, Eliot, Bianca, Wesley, and Leedeno. Mary was actively involved in Leisure World, she worked with the Friends of the Library; served ten years as a director on the Mutual 6 Board, with the last eight years as president. Mary also served on the Golden Rain Foundation from 2012-2016. She was the historian and a Sunshine  committee member for the Golden Age Foundation. She will be missed by her family and her many friends including Tammy, Howard and Ruth. She was loved by all and is now at peace.


In Memoriam

Virginia Hibbler 75

Mary Samaras 83

Fernanda Portillo 97

Mary Becerra 83

Mark Fisher 69

John Crago 77

Manuel Buenrostro 65

Kalu Ezikpe 66

Marilyn Bauer 73

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—Paid obituary


Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

• An obituary with or withoutphoto is available free of charge for the first 250 words Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word.

• Send obituaries and photos in the form of jpegs to laurieb@lwsb.com, or call (562) 430-0534 for more information

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First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.


What is the will of GOD for believers? Continuing in the study of 1 Peter 4:1-6, Peter says  that since Christ suffered in the flesh for the world, the least believers can do is set aside the old lusts of the flesh or, as Peter put it, time spent doing the will of the Gentiles. Believers are called to put the lusts of their own will behind and seek the will of God. 

Scripture of the Week

“Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.  Sing to the Lord, bless His name; proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day”  (Psalm 96:1-2 NKJV).


Saturday and Sunday services have the same message. Sunday is a traditional service, with hymnal music provided by Pat Kogok at the piano. This week, Rudy and Lita Fernando will sing for the congregation. Sunday service times are from 9:30-10:45 a.m. (note that this is a different service time than before the pandemic). 

Saturday services are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. Saturday service time is 9:30-10:45 a.m. (also a new time). 

 The Friday evening prayer meeting is from 6-7. 


Those experiencing any coronavirus, flu, common cold symptoms, or who have been in close contact with someone who has should stay home. 

Those who want to speak to someone or have a need should call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message.

Community Church

This Sunday is known as Pentecost. Folks who have been in the church for many years know it as “Wear Red Sunday.” It has been the tradition of the Methodist church to wear red for many decades.  Pentecost is also known as the birthday of the church. 

 Community Church is a place where everything is designed with the first-time participant in mind. Those who have not felt welcome in church in the past or have never participated in church before should know that all are welcome. As Community Church continues to emerge from the pandemic, people can participate in the services virtually on Zoom or Facebook,  and those who are vaccinated may  attend in person.  Community Church expects to be open for everyone beginning in July, in line with national guidance.  

Those who missed last week’s message can find the full worship service on Facebook. Call the church office or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.

Those who are in need of assistance or want more information can call the church office at  (562) 431-2503 and leave a message.  

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe Pentecost Sunday on May 20. The first reading is from Genesis 11:1-9, and the second reading is from Romans 3:22-27. The Gospel reading is from John 7:37-39.


To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website for more information at  www.holyfamilysb.com. 

The church is open to public entry and has returned to its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.

Those who attend must a wear a mask or face shield, sit socially distanced and use hand sanitizer upon entry into the building. 

LW Baptist

LWers are welcome to attend LW Baptist’s worship service in the Amphitheater on Sunday, May 23, at 9:30 a.m. The theme for this week is “Who is Jesus?,” focusing on the Gospel events recorded in Luke 9:18-36. Questions that will be addressed are: what does it mean that Jesus is the Christ; why did he have to suffer, be rejected, killed and raised to life three days later; what does a personal relationship with Christ today mean; and is heaven’s chief interest,  according to the Bible?

A poet and an organist collaborated to address these themes in a gospel song called “One Day,” which pianist Yvonne Leon will play. Wilbur Chapman wrote the words surveying the life of Christ, commencing with Jesus’ coming from the father into the world. A recent update of the song done by the contemporary band Casting Crowns is called “Glorious Day.” Chapman’s own life climaxed gloriously the day he himself went into the presence of his Lord on Christmas Day, 1918, perhaps singing the refrain of his devotional song: “Living he loved me, dying he saved me, buried he carried my sins far away, rising he justified freely forever, one day he’s coming, O glorious day!”

For more details, call the church office at (562) 430-2920.

Congregation Sholom

Rabbi Eric Dangott will livestream services on Friday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. in a joint service with the Orange County Collaborative via Zoom. People interested in this livestream can go to https://jewishcollaborativeoc.org/2021/01/15/shabbatogether for more information.

Rabbi Dangott will also perform services on Saturday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. 

New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at jfsacks@gmail.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice ahead of time can call Jeff.  The phone number to call for those  who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.

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

The final Scattergories game is this Sunday, May 23, at 4 p.m. via Zoom and hosted by Sandy Geffner. Jeff will set up the Zoom session. Those who want to play should email Jeff at jfsacks@gmail.com in advance so he can send an invitation link. Sandy will provide the game rules at 4 p.m. It will be helpful to have a pencil and piece of paper ready.

Congregation Sholom has silk-screened, reusable Congregation Sholom of Leisure World masks for sale for $5 each or four masks for $18, shipping included. 

Email Murray Pollack at murrjet@yahoo.com or call (562) 331-3949. All proceeds will go to the general fund.

Anyone who needs to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let the  rabbi know by Wednesday. 

Those who want to participate in the games, book club or other Congregation Sholom services that are livestreamed should contact Jeff. 

To participate in Congregation Sholom’s services on Zoom, call Howard Brass at (562) 764-9090.

Assembly of God

Pentecost Sunday on May 23 commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples after Jesus ascended to heaven.  It is this empowering event that gave the early church its distinctive mission to expand the kingdom of God and take the gospel everywhere, the same mission shared by the church today.

Pastor Chuck Franco will speak from Acts 2, with a message titled “Pentecost for Today.” He will share  about the power to triumph every day.  

Good things are on the horizon as the GRF is carefully and thoughtfully opening clubhouses and meeting places again. Opening dates will be posted as soon as Assembly of God receives permission.  Until then, the Assembly of God meets in the Amphitheater at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

 Those who have any questions about the church or would like prayer should contact Pastor Chuck at lwagpastorc@gmail.com or the church office at (562) 357-4360.  

Beit HaLev

Beit Halev will conduct regular livestream Shabbat services on Friday and Saturday via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube. All are welcome to join the Zoomagogue if familiar with Beit HaLev.  To Join via Zoom, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

To watch on Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/galityomtov. To watch on YouTube, go to www.youtube.com and  search for “Shabbat Shalom LIVE!”

Beit HaLev’s Coffee Chavurah on Zoom will celebrate the Sabbath evening on Friday, May 21, at 5:30, followed by the evening service at 6. On Saturday, May 22, the morning service begins at 10:30, followed by the Coffee Chavurah.

All of Beit HaLev’s prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” are shared onscreen on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.

“Naso” (lift up) focuses on the sanctity of the sanctuary, the laws of the “sotah” (the accused adulterous wife) and the “Nazir,” the men and women who dedicated their lives to HaShem by never shaving and never drinking intoxicants. As for the women or “Nazirah,” if they violated their vows, they were considered “sotah.”  The Haftarah reading that accompanies the Torah reading is from Judges and recounts the story of Samson and Delilah. Samson, a judge, became a “Nazir” when Delilah cut his hair  and he lost his strength.

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

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly has a long-standing tradition of a Sunday evening Celebration Service at 5:30 p.m. Many churches have stopped their Sunday evening services, but Faith Christian Assembly believes that having an evening service on Sunday keeps “the Lord’s Day the Lord’s Day.”  It believes that a Sunday evening service is a great way to honor God by beginning and ending Sunday with worship. 

The one-hour service provides time for prayer, fellowship and creating conversations between members that bring encouragement. LWers are invited to join Faith Christian Assembly early for prayer at 5 p.m. The Celebration service beings at 5:30 p.m. and is a great way to end the weekend and begin a new week.  

Out of an abundance of caution, all who attend services or events at Faith Christian Assembly will have their temperatures taken at the door, be required to wear a mask before and after service, and sit socially distant from others. Those who are ill should remain at home. 

Midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and Grief Share’s weekly meetings are Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 

To receive more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net or email contact@fcachurch.net. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

In his Saturday afternoon speech given at the April General Conference, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, “Brothers and sisters, we see too much conflict, anger and general incivility around us. Fortunately, the current generation has not had a third World War to fight, nor have we experienced a global economic crash like the one in 1929, leading to a Great Depression. We are, however, facing a kind of third World War, marshaling the children of God to care more about each other and to help heal the wounds we find in a conflicted world.”

Elder Holland went on to declare, “The instruments we need to create a brighter day and grow an economy of genuine goodness in society are abundantly provided for in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We cannot afford—and this world cannot afford—our failure to put these gospel concepts and fortifying covenants to full use personally and publicly.”

Review Elder Holland’s complete address in the May issue of the Liahona magazine or at www.churchofjesuschrist.org. 

Religion Directory

The Religion Directory will provide the latest information about church services as the coronavirus situation subsides. Pastors and religious leaders can email laurieb@lwsb.com to submit contact updates or service livestream website addresses.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 07/01/21


JAFRA By Helen

LW Resident. (562) 419-3557


Gifts for Father’s Day

Business License #WEL0015.


USA Midwest ‘grown’ BERRY, multi-vitamin, harvested, liquid juice or tablet form.  To listen, go to https://eb4.co/AroniaProductCall and click to start.  OR you can listen via telephone by dialing 712-770-4169 access code 712543#. Checkout USA.TryAronia.com   License 815823.



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 06/24


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

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757. 03/31/22


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




Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 

40+ yrs in LW. LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559. 05/20


We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new. Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.Nu Kote 562-833-3911 

License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 05/27/21


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

CA State License #675336.   07/15


Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 06/24




Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. 

LW Decor Inc.

562-596-0559.   05/20




40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 

562-596-0559.   05/20


All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988.

Call Tito (562) 658-9841.

State Contractors Lic. #578194.    07/08




Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002.   06/03



WANT CLEAN WINDOWS? I Clean Inside & Outside Or… Clean Outside Only and Save $$$. 

(562) 600-0014. LW Resident, Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach Business License #LIV0004. 07/15




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 

562-596-0559.   05/20

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 296-5040, (562) 596-9906.


Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge.Diane Hart 714-955-2885. 



Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries. 562-431-6859.


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7. 

949-899-7770.   07/15


Looking for a “Personal Assistant”.  This is not a caregiver position.  You are NOT expected to clean, cook, or help with personal care. Prefer a female Leisure World resident (MUST  have driver’s license). Hours and duration subject to change but for now; I need someone twice a week for 5-6 hours each day. Please call to inquire about expectations 




Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 06/10/21


MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001.   07/01


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006.   06/17



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   06/17


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

Gloria 949-371-7425.   07/08


Blue Horizon Private Home Care and Assisted Living. A trusted team of experienced homecare providers. Here at Blue Horizon we provide COVID Care, which includes picking up prescriptions, dropping clothes off at the cleaners, housekeeping and grocery shopping. Also, we help with special needs, disability injury, assistance medication management and escorting to appointments. We have an affordable hourly rate, or a flat-fee rate for 24-Hour care. Contact us today at 323-548-0708 to provide the personal care that’s needed to fit your needs. License #BU22020391.  06/10


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198.   05/20


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 05/27


Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770.   07/15




Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License #AB0001.  05/27



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006.  06/03



We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A.  

Call 562-505-1613.  07/15


Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 07/08


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. 

Call Gloria 949-371-7425.  07/08


Maria House Cleaning

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

Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008.  07/08


Housecleaning/Eco-friendly products. Available to help with gardening, windows, declutter, errands, etc. Working in Leisure World since 2004 and can provide references. 949-275-8165   Lori Sage. SB Business License SAG0003.




Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.      License #CIP0001  05/20/21


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident SB License FUH0001. 07/08



Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 06/03


Automobile wanted. I am interested in purchasing a car that has less than 50,000 miles on it. Call Jen 562-666-5951.


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.   05/27


3-Wheel Electric Cart. Like New! $750.00 OBO. Call 562-430-4421.


Need a lift? Pam Miller.

LW Resident. 310-227-1258.   05/20


Rides by Russ with a personal touch. Airports, doctors, shopping and errands. 714-655-1544.   05/20

autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462.   07/08



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787.  06/17



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618.   06/17



Looking to buy vintage items! Furniture, lamps, art, jewelry, vintage clothing, etc.  Leslie 562-243-7229   06/03


3-Wheel Trike, red with/basket and cover $225 . Walker with/seat (like-new) $150.   562-430-6130.


New Slim Exercise Bike (NEVER USED)! Call me to discuss pricing  562-598-5104.


2-Tiffany floor lamps $20.00/each, 1-metal rollaway twin-bed $40.00, 1-ottoman $10.00, 1-foldable magazine rack $10.00, 1-vinyl recording storage cabinet $40.00. 714-469-7519


Lazy Boy Queen size sofa bed. Excellent condition! Call for pricing 562-421-5811.


Yard Sale (misc items). 1240 Knollwood Road, Mutual-4, Unit-38K. May 20th (9am-2pm). Wear MASK! 


Yard Sale: Bed, Dresser, Hutch, China-Cabinet, Formal Dining Room, End Tables, Grandmother Clock, Lamps, Pictures. 1781 Sunningdale Road, Mutual-14 (48E). May 21st & 22nd (Fri & Sat) 11am-4pm. Wear MASK!


Private Sale IMMACULATE items, May 20th & 21st from 9am-2pm, Mutual 11 Shawnee Lane. Leather Recliner, La-Z-Boy Sofa Bed, Barbeque, Garden Art, Planters, Folding Bed, Kitchenware, KitchenAid, Electronics, Artwork, Rocker, Silk Plants, Religious, Christmas items, Clothing, Furniture and so MUCH more. Appointments, 310-444-1111 Laura.


1-small drawer leaf table (seats 2-4), 1-computer chair, 2-rattan patio chairs, 1-rocking chair, 1-rolling tea cart, 4-sets plastic drawers on rollers. 909-647-5607.


Free Hollister Ostomy supplies Multiple boxes skin barriers (14908), pouches (18183), barrier rings (7805), deodorant and belts. Call to make pickup arrangements for M-6, Unit 131G, 714-906-5808.


FREE: 1-tall white plain bookcase AND 1-vintage wooden bookcase with glass doors. 360-301-5940, Mutual-6.