LWW Trans/Vie 06-03-21

GRF directors elected

A special meeting of the GRF Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom, for the purpose of starting the counting process for the election of GRF Directors representing odd-numbered Mutuals.

 The results of the ballot count are as follows, with the winner’s name bolded:

• Mutual 1: (Postponed until June 29, 2021). 

• Mutual 3: Sandy Geffner, 177; Linda Stone, 55. Quorum only: 2.  

• Mutual 5: William Thompson, returned to board unopposed.

• Mutual 7: Lucy Ableser, elected by acclamation.

• Mutual 9: Tony Dodero, returned to board unopposed.

• Mutual 11: Phillip Mandeville, elected by acclamation.

• Mutual 15: Philip Friedman, returned to board unopposed.

• Mutual 17: Dominic Massetti, returned to board unopposed.

Club activities now resuming

Start getting excited. The club activities LW residents have missed for over a year will likely resume as soon as June 15.

On May 20, Gov. Gavin Newsom cleared the way for reopening LW clubhouses without restrictions, and the GRF Board voted to allow the Recreation Department to go forward with the reinstatement of reservations under state and county COVID-19 guidelines.

This means most clubs can return to normal activities safely with no restrictions. Some clubs have disbanded; others have been relocated, so contact clubs directly or look for articles placed by organizations in the LW Weekly. Most religious services will resume the week of June 15 in their normal time slots and locations. Some clubs are on hiatus during the summer and others will choose to start later, but members will be advised.

Most clubs have already met with Recreation staff to renew their status and secure reservations. Any club that has not yet submitted a Club Officers Renewal Form has had its reservations suspended. Clubs that want to disband  but have not submitted the form should immediately contact the Recreation Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

For more information on the status of trust property facilities, check the Amenity Reopening Chart in last week’s issue or contact Recreation for more information by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com.

—Kathy Thayer

assistant recreation manager

Classic car clubs to tour LW

Take a trip back in time as three antique car clubs will meander through LWSB trust streets on Saturday, June 12, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The parade will depart from Clubhouse 6.  

Participating in the Happy Days Classic Car Tour will be the Model T Club of America, Long Beach and Orange County chapters, featuring cars from 1907-1927; the Model A Club of America, Orange County, Diamond Tread and Harbor Area chapters, featuring cars from 1928-1931; and the Early V8 Ford Club, Southern California Group No. 11, Palomar Mountain V-8s Group No. 143 and the San Diego Group No. 19, featuring cars from 1932-1953.

The clubs have been touring various communities during the pandemic with drive-through car shows. 

Residents are invited to join neighbors and friends  lining the streets waving them along as the parade passes through your area (see map on page 3). 

If you plan to remove your car from a carport that is on the tour route, kindly wait until the parade has passed by.

—Kathy Thayer

assistant recreation manager

SBPD to crack down on loud, modified exhausts

The Seal Beach Police Department partnered with several coastal Orange County law enforcement agencies to conduct an operation specifically targeting loud/modified exhausts and street racing violations.

During the last several months, the Seal Beach Police Department has received numerous complaints about loud/modified exhausts and street racing along city roadways. To address these issues, the Seal Beach Police Department has pursued education such as issuing press releases, visiting car shows, as well as placing several electronic signboards with messaging in high traffic areas to educate the public on vehicle exhaust and street racing laws in California.

Seal Beach Police Officers also attended a California POST-approved training that involved both classroom and hands-on, in-field vehicle inspections under the instruction of referees from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR). This training ensures police officers can more readily identify loud/modified vehicle exhausts and other illegal modifications to vehicles to increase their effectiveness in enforcement efforts.

On May 23, a joint enforcement operation utilizing over 50 motorcycle officers and other police officers from the Seal Beach Police Department, Newport Beach Police Department, Huntington Beach Police Department, Laguna Beach Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Santa Ana Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the cities of Dana Point and San Clemente, California Highway Patrol, Santa Ana and Westminster Offices, as well as four investigators from the California Department of Motor Vehicles and four referees from the California Bureau of Automotive Repair  participated in enforcement efforts along the entire length of coastal Orange County as well as freeway and arterial access points to the coast.

The Seal Beach Police Department would like to thank the allied law enforcement and state agency partners for their assistance with this enforcement operation, and it looks forward to further joint operations in the coming months.

As a result of this successful joint operation:

• 445 vehicles were stopped for violations

• 348 vehicles were cited for vehicle code violations (including loud/modified exhausts)

• 44 vehicles were inspected on-site for modified exhaust violations by a BAR referee

• 16 vehicles were referred to on-site DMV investigators for possible registration violations

• four vehicles were cited for exceeding 100 mph

• four vehicles were stopped and the drivers/passengers were arrested for possession/sales of narcotics, unlicensed driver and DUI offenses. 

For more information about how the Seal Beach Police Department works to keep city roadways safe, follow it on social media @sealbeachpolice.

American Red Cross Disaster Prep

The American Red Cross will present a seminar on Disaster Preparedness on Monday, June 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. and Monday, June 14, from 6-7:30 p.m. 

The June 7 program is at https://tinyurl.com/preparednessafn.

The June 14 program is at https://tinyurl.com/afnfollowup. 

Part One, called “Essentials: Spotlight on Access and Functional Needs,” will focus on emergency preparedness concerns for people with access and functional needs. The Part 2 follow-up will include a question-and-answer session. 

It is open to the public. No registration needed; just click the link to join at the time of the session.

The presentation will be interpreted in American Sign Language.

To Mutual 1 Shareholders

Dear Shareholders:

As you are aware, an election has been scheduled for the purpose of seating four (4) Mutual One Shareholders on the Mutual One Board of Directors. The board met in emergency Executive Session on Saturday, May 22, 2021, to discuss a legal opinion on the status of the Mutual One 2021-2023 Board Elections. Such action was deemed necessary, as some shareholders came forward stating that they received an incorrect ballot in the Mutual One election material package received via mail. This and statements by Accurate Voting Services of a “printing error” have left the number of wrong ballots sent to Mutual One Shareholders unknown.

The Mutual One Board has ruled that the elections have been compromised and have requested a new election. In order to maintain the integrity of the election, the Mutual One Board has decided to postpone the upcoming Annual Meeting, set for Monday, June 14, 2021.

You are being provided a new secret ballot voting package (this new ballot is green in color). Please read the instructions carefully as the included information contains a new date and time for the return and tabulation of those ballots. 

The new Mutual One Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

All Mutual One Shareholders are encouraged to participate in the governance of our community which includes, among other things, serving on the Mutual One Board. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Administration.

Randy Ankeny

Executive Director

Golden Rain Foundation 

Seal Beach

LW Weekly Print Edition

There are no plans to stop delivery of the LW Weekly print edition. The recently launched lwweekly.com e-edition is not meant to replace the print version, rather to be an enhanced alternative to the current PDF version at lwsb.com, the GRF website. Rumors to the contrary are unfounded.

Space open at RV lot

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

Leases run from $204 to $240 to $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 on-site Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Leave a message, and he will return your call.

Mutual Elections Alert

Attention Mutual 15 Shareholders

By now you should have received your ballots via mail. Each ballot package contained the following documents:

• Election Ballot

• Candidate Statements

• Fridge Notice

• Envelope A

• Return Envelope address to Inspector of Election

If you are missing any of the items listed above, contact the Inspector of Election immediately for a replacement. 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 replacement, shareholders should provide their:

• Name

• Mutual No./Unit No.

• Full mailing Address

405 Freeway Update

Crews will install pre-cast concrete girders for the Bolsa Chica Road bridge over I-405. The girders are the main horizontal support beams, known as the superstructure, the abutments and center columns. 

This work will require a full freeway closure of the southbound and northbound lanes and ramps.

•Night One

The southbound freeway closure is set for as early as 10:30 p.m., Friday, June 4, to 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 5.  

• Night Two

The northbound freeway closure is set for as early as 11 p.m., Saturday, June 5, to 8 a.m., Sunday, June 6.  

If the activity has not been completed during the timeframes above, work will continue on Monday, June 7, from 11 p.m.-5:30 a.m.

Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup.  

SBPD Community Policing Team

Two Seal Beach Police Officers were selected to join the department’s Community Oriented Policing (COP) Team.

During the busy summer months, officers Kendra Owen and Ben Jaipream will patrol the city, including Main Street and the beach area, in anticipation of increased crowds and summer activity. The team will be deployed from Memorial Day through the Labor Day weekend.

The officers were chosen because of their proactivity and dedication to the City of Seal Beach. 

Their primary objective will be to help keep the most trafficked areas of Seal Beach safe by being a uniformed presence and by preventing crimes. 

The officers will patrol on foot, in cars, on bicycles and in off-road vehicles.

Owen began her career in law enforcement with the Los Alamitos Police Department in 2009. She has worked in patrol, investigations, as a field training officer and as a corporal. In 2019, she transferred to the Seal Beach Police Department, where she has been assigned to patrol operations.

Jaipream began his law enforcement career with the Westminster Police Department in 2004. He worked various assignments including patrol, special investigations, narcotics and gangs ,and served on the multi-jurisdictional West County SWAT Team. 

In 2017, he transferred to the Seal Beach Police Department. He is currently assigned to patrol operations, field training officer, explorer advisor, and on the peer support and special enforcement teams. 

Officer Jaipream rejoined the West County SWAT Team and is currently a team leader on one of the tactical elements.

“Because of our beautiful beaches, popular Main Street, and excellent weather, we normally see a large increase in tourists to our city,” said Seal Beach Police Chief Philip Gonshak. “Unfortunately this increase in population also creates an upward trend in criminal activity. By dedicating these two officers to patrol our busiest areas, our mission will be to drive down crime and improve the quality of life for residents, visitors, and businesses.”

Although the COP Team will deploy from the police substation at the base of the pier, officers will respond to emergencies throughout the city and address quality-of-life issues in all neighborhoods. They will also act as liaisons between the police department and businesses, and will participate in community education events.

During the non-summer months, the COP Team will be assigned as liaisons to McGaugh Elementary School, conduct directed enforcement for specific vehicle and penal code sections, host community meetings, and to work with the Chamber of Commerce. 

COP Team members will also be assigned as Quality of Life officers and will help connect community members in need to various resources.

For more information about the Seal Beach Police Department,  see social media @sealbeachpolice.

Letters to the Editor


I would like to compliment Phyllis Poper on her well-written poem, “Armed Forces Day” (May 27). It was a wonderful tribute to our veterans, a beautiful story of the poppies and a tribute to the American Legion Auxiliary, which assists veterans by making the poppies. This story goes back 100 years, when the poppies made by veterans were distributed during the month of May to remind our nation of the sacrifices made by our men and women who fought the wars for our freedom.  It became evident that the veterans could not make all the poppies needed for distribution so the Auxiliary began helping them. Our Leisure World Unit 327 make the poppies weekly and have made many thousands. We are proud to be a part of this.

As the poem implies, the donations received for a poppy must be spent only on veterans and their families. Due to COVID-19, we were not able to continue providing the hot meals we took to the VA Hospital, so we are now assisting veteran families with food gift cards. With children being home from school, their parents’ food budgets did not cover the cost of the young children’s and teenagers’ appetites.  

This has been very rewarding, and we can only thank our community for its generosity in supporting this project.

 The Auxiliary is grateful to Phyllis for her touching and well-2

 written poem.

Jean Sudbeck

Mutual 14

American Legion Auxiliary

After 32 years in Mutual 9, my mother, Geraldine  “Geri” Stone, is leaving Leisure World, which she loves dearly and where she made many friends. She is moving to an assisted living facility near my home in La Mesa, near San Diego.

My mom was active in Theater Club and the Chorale, and was a featured soloist or performer for many years. She kept Theater Club records as secretary and had a great time with all her colleagues, pre-pandemic.

Her move was necessitated by a series of hospitalizations and other medical issues. Since she won’t return to her unit, she won’t have access to her voice mail. But you can text or call me at (619) 277-5610 if you want to share your thoughts, which I can pass on to her. I also can give you her new mailing address, if you’d like to send a card or letter. I’m sure she’d be delighted.

Thanks for all your love and support for Geri over the years. They were the best years of her life.

Ken Stone

La Mesa, California


Thank you to Ogan Construction, Jill and the crew for your trustworthy, organized and affordable service, and the great clean-up. 

Bea Zorrilla

Mutual  5

Mutual 9 held a fair election that represented the Shareholders for the first time. In the past every unit had 7 votes which they could use for multiple candidates or give them all to one candidate. So, with 384 units, a candidate could persuade 54 units to give them their 7 votes, which equals 384 votes. In past elections, candidates have received over 800 votes. This did not represent the 384 units fairly. The election became a popularity contest.

The new Bylaws for Mutual 9 which always had parcel voting now restated the Parcel voting. Each unit has one vote for their Parcel Director. So, depending on the size of the parcel the most a candidate could receive would be 36 votes in the smallest parcel, and 72 votes in the largest parcel. The shareholders in their Parcel elect their representative (Director) like they do with State and Federal elections. That Parcel Director representing their parcel will now answer to those Shareholders. Each Parcel will now be able to make the decision of whether to keep their Director on the Board in future elections based on the Director’s interaction with their Parcel, the Mutual and the Board in general.

If there are other items on the ballot that effect the whole Mutual, each unit will have only one vote for those issues.

I wish to thank the past Boards for their efforts on the Bylaws and voter restatement, and wish the newly elected Board good will for their future year.

Debra Schnaufer Mutual 9

Member Column

by Jim Greer

LW contributor

The relief we’ve been praying for has arrived. God is answering our prayers. We prayed the pandemic would start to dissipate, and it has. We prayed that people would stop suffering, and now fewer are. We prayed a vaccine would be developed, and now we have several. 

So why are we still fearful? 

For many, this pandemic has been a traumatic experience. The effects of trauma are evident all around us, with many showing levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Usually, only the most harshly traumatized individuals have PTSD. But the perfect storm of a worldwide pandemic, reduced confidence in authority, the loss of a sense of belonging, and declines in community solidarity have left many of us traumatized. 

With the state lifting restrictions, we clearly see the light at the end of the COVID tunnel. But, despite the good news, our pent-up fears are not easily forgotten. 

In his May 28, New York Times column, “The Great Unmasking,” David Brooks declared, “For millions of Americans, the next six months are going to be great. The power COVID had over our lives is shrinking, and the power we have over our own lives is growing.”

Still, there is a connection we have developed with our masks that many are hesitant to acknowledge. That connection may be more psychological. Brooks explains, “Productivity is a mask. I’m too busy to see you. Essentialism is a mask. I can make all sorts of assumptions about you based on what racial or ethnic group you are in. Self-doubt is a mask. I don’t show you myself because I’m afraid you won’t like me. Distrust is a mask. I wall myself in because I’m suspicious you’ll hurt me.”

Brooks went on to explain that those of us blessed to have received vaccines can now move from “absence to presence, from restraint to release, from distance to communion.” Whether we do it in small groups or with a loved one, we now have permission to share time and space with others and have fun again, without masks!

Leisure World is a warm and supportive community beset over the past months by an external threat. Unknowingly, we internalized that external threat and began mistrusting and fearing one another. Now is the time to reject those fears, and trust one another. It’s okay to take off your mask and smile at your neighbors, embrace one another, and enjoy our community connection. 

Coretta Scott King wisely stated, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” 

Now is the time to take compassionate action and replace our face coverings with openness, replace social distancing with social closeness. 

Our compassionate actions can start with something as simple as a smile. Dick Van Dyke challenged each of us to “Put On a Happy Face” when “Bye Bye Birdie” opened on Broadway on April 14, 1960. In perhaps the most popular song of the play, Van Dyke challenged all of us to “Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy. It’s not your style. You’ll look so good that you’ll be glad you decided to smile.”

Setting It Straight

A letter to the editor by Russell Gray (May 27) contained unsubstantiated information. He stated, “One director asked to have the new voting procedures separated from the bylaws on the same ballot, by a 5-2 vote that went down,” but according to board meeting documents, there was no such vote at any board meetings. 

The letter further stated, “By a vote of 5-2, the board passed the bylaws to go on the ballot.” 

But according to board minutes from May 11, 2020: “By a vote 6-2, the board passed the bylaws to go on the ballot.” And there were no corrections to the minutes, which stated, “following discussions and upon a motion duly made by President Mayer and seconded by Vice President Walz, it was resolved to approve that the amended and restated bylaws of Mutual 9 be placed on the 2020 ballot. The  motion passed with six yes votes (Mayer, Walz, Dodero, McFadden, Turner and Muller-Gray) and one no vote (Croft).”

Goldbergs celebrate 71 years of marriage June 4

by Ruth Osborn

managing editor

Helene and Mort Goldberg, 30-plus-year residents of Mutual 14, will celebrate 71 years of marriage tomorrow. They will be surrounded by family—son Marshall, daughters Linda and Jeanne, and lots grandchildren. There will be cake and memories.

The couple was married on June 4, 1950, in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. It was a day in the middle of the year in the middle of a century. 

But that Sunday was the start of a long and love-filled union.

Helene’s father, Rabbi Morris Moskowitz, married the couple. Rabbi Moskowitz came to this country from Hungary after serving in the Hungarian Army in World War I. He and his wife, Lena, immigrated to Pennsylvania, moving to Duquesne in 1934. There, he served as a rabbi at Congregation Beth Jacob, where Helene and Mort wed. 

They first met at one of the many young men’s and women’s clubs that spread out from Pittsburgh to surrounding steel towns like Duquesne.

Mort was ready to settle down after serving as a U.S. Army medic in World War II. He was 18 when Pearl Harbor was bombed and was inducted on March 22, 1943.

By June 1950, times were good for starting married life. America stood at the summit of the world, as the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill described it. The economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity-—new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods-—were available to more people than ever before.  Women were wearing full swingy skirts, thanks to designer Christian Dior, and trendy men were beginning to grease back their hair and sport narrow trousers and velvet-collared jackets. 

Jukeboxes were playing Nat King Cole, Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers, and Bing Crosby, and lots of people were watching “The Ed Sullivan Show.” 

The Goldbergs settled into married life. They both worked, raised three children and traveled when they could.

The years went by easy. “We just like each other. We agreed on almost everything,” said Helene. “We did everything we could together.

“I can’t speak for him, but I like him in addition to loving him,” she added, smiling at Mort, who responded with a robust, “You’re wonderful.”

After they met at the Young Men’s and Women’s Hebrew Association a couple of times, Mort asked for Helene’s phone number. She gave it to him with alacrity.

“He was gorgeous, adorable, very blond and blue-eyed,” she recalled.

Poor Mort lost her number, but not to be derailed, he canvassed 5th Street—where he thought she lived—and asked if anyone knew a Helene Moskowitz. 

He had no luck.

Probably because Helene lived two streets away, on 7th. 

But all was not lost. Where sheer determination failed, the fates intervened. 

She was leaving the club one day, when out of a phone booth popped Mort. He had been trying to reach her.

“That was it,” said Helene. “I never dated anyone else again, and neither did he.”

The couple announced their engagement on his birthday, Feb. 12, 1950, and they were married four months later.

They are happy to celebrate 71 years with their dear ones in person. Everyone has been vaccinated. Seeing those faces will be a gift, but they are grateful for FaceTime and other technology that have kept them connected to the world and people, even from home. Because home is where life mostly happens now, as they are fragile, said Helene: “We see the world from here,” and it’s a beautiful world when you are sharing it with your one-and-only.


GRF 58th Annual Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, June 8, 2 p.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

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

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Membership Participation by Pre-arrangement

5. Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Aug. 4, 2020

6. Introduction of Present Directors

7. A Year in Review

a. Architectural Design and Review Committee

b. Communications/IT Committee

c. Executive Committee

d. Finance Committee  

e. Governing Documents Committee 

f. Mutual Administration  & Service Maintenance Committee 

g. Physical Property Committee 

h. Recreation Committee 

i. Security, Bus & Traffic Committee 

j. AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee 

k. Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee 

l. COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee 

m. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee 

n. Website Redesign Ad Hoc Committee 

o. Corporate Secretary 

p. Health Care Center Advisory Board 

q. All other Directors:

Ruben Collazo

Tony Dodero

Carol Levine

Lee Melody

Lawrence Slutsky

William Thompson  

8. Introduction of Newly Elected Directors

9. President’s Report

10. Executive Director’s Report

11. Directors’ Comments

12. Announcements

13. Installation of the Newly Elected GRF Directors/Adjournment

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.

Fri., June 4 GRF Board Executive Session

virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., June 8 GRF Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4 2 p.m.

Tues., June 8 Special GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4 3:30 p.m.

Fri., June 11 Special GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

GRF BOD Executive Session Agenda

Friday, June 4, 1 p.m.

Virtual meeting in accordance with applicable codes. 

NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935.

Executive session meetings are held in the strictest confidence. Every Board member has a fiduciary duty to maintain the confidentiality of all topics deliberated and discussed in executive session. Failure to do so could expose GRF and its Board members to liability. 

In light of the global pandemic, executive meetings will be held telephonically or through web-based applications until further notice. Therefore, all Board members should ensure they participate in a manner that will preserve the privacy and confidentiality of such meetings. Board members should be in a location that is secure with no other persons present or in hearing range of the Board’s discussions.

A. Call to Order

President Susan Hopewell

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Personnel

F. Adjournment

Agenda is subject to change.

Special GRF
BOD Meeting

Tuesday, June 8, 

approximately 3:30 p.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

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

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Announcements

5. Shareholder/Member Comments 

Note: Foundation Shareholders/Members are permitted to make comments before the business of the Board begins. Requests must be registered in advance of the meeting, and comments are limited to four minutes.

6. Election of Board of Directors’ Officers

7. Adjournment

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.

Carport Cleaning Schedule 2021

Since most of the holidays in 2021 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, all carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday, with the exception of Thanksgiving (Nov. 25). The following carports will be cleaned the morning of Nov. 30:

Mutual 11: Carports 130 -131

Mutual 15: Carports 7-8, 10 and 13

Mutual 16: Carport 9

The following carports will be cleaned that afternoon:

Mutual 15: Carports 3, 6, 11-12

Mutual Meetings 

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

Fri., June 4 Mutual 6 Annual Meeting

virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., June 8 Mutual 5 Annual Meeting

virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., June 9 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9 a.m.)

virtual 9:15 a.m.

Wed., June 9 Mutual 3 Annual Meeting

virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., June 10 Mutual 12 Annual Meeting

virtual 10 a.m.

Fri., June 11 Mutual 2 Annual Meeting

virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., June 14 Mutual 9

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., June 15 Mutual 14

virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., June 16 Mutual 7

virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., June 17 Mutual 11

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Recap of Special GRF Board Action, June 1


MOVED to accept the COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee’s final report and formally recognize the dissolution of the Committee.

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.

Health & Fitness

Health Care Center

Virtual events this month aim to keep you healthy

Among the offerings at the Health Care Center (HCC) in June are these fun, free events:

Prevent muscle loss with WildFire! Leisure World resident and certified personal trainer Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads an online class each Monday from 4-4:30 p.m. to help you strengthen your muscles. For more information, contact Eunis at (562) 879-1954 or wildfire1@truetomybody.com.

Calling all art lovers! Whether you’re an expert at drawing or just enjoy doodling, Megan Warren, who has a Master’s of Fine Arts and owns Starry Night Art in Fullerton, will guide you in mastering some new skills and teach you how art can help you relax. The Zoom class is on June 17 from 10-11 a.m. Contact Nunez at the email address above for more information.

HCC tours now available. It’s been a long wait, but the clinic is finally renovated. With more conference rooms, more specialists and modernized exam rooms, it has a lot more to offer to everyone in Leisure World. Starting June 15, tours are available every Tuesday and Wednesday for up to three people at a time. Face masks are required. Contact HCC senior ambassador Grecia Nunez at RSVPOptumHCC@mhealth.com to sign up.

—Compiled by CJ Blomquist, OptumCare

The Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength Club meets at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Bring your weights and join the fun.

Zumba and Dance 

Fitness Clubs

The Zumba Club meets on Mondays at 5 p.m., and the Dance Fitness Club on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m., both at Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

Leisure Bikers

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

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 Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.  

Thursday, June 3: Chicken chop suey, brown and wild rice, and Oriental vegetables; cheesecake; ham-and-cheese deli sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.

Friday, June 4: Beef stew with potatoes, celery, carrots and onions, plus a biscuit; fresh orange; spinach salad, with chicken, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers. 

Monday, June 7: Pork loin with adobo sauce, brown rice, and zucchini medley; chocolate pudding; chicken salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus cucumber, onion and dill salad.

Tuesday, June 8: Oven-baked herbed chicken breast with cream gravy, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and Brussels sprouts; peaches; chicken Caesar salad, with lettuce, cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, June 9: Polish sausage with sautéed onions and red bell peppers, baked beans, and lemon-pepper broccoli; fresh plum; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus macaroni salad.

Balance & Stability Class

The Landmark Balance & Stability class is available on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. via Zoom. Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the meeting ID is 849 8252 2530, and the password is practice. 

A certified instructor teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 and is available on youtube.com.

For more information, call (562) 397-1519.

Arts & Leisure

International City Theatre

Musical examines all love’s sides

by Patty Marsters


Long Beach’s International City Theatre (ICT) continues to bring live performances to homebound theater-lovers with this production of Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years.” The livestream presentation opens today, June 3, and is available via www.internationalcitytheatre.org.

The innovative musical, which premiered in 2001 and was adapted for the big screen in 2014, shows the two sides to a marriage, but with the bride’s and groom’s timelines moving in opposite directions. Novelist Jamie Wallerstein (John Battagliese) starts the play at the beginning of their relationship and progresses forward, while actress Cathy Hyatt (Gabriela Carrillo) starts five years later, at the dissolution of their marriage, then moves backward in time. The timelines intersect once, at the couple’s wedding.

They share their tales entirely through song, truly duetting in “The Next Ten Minutes,” as they get engaged.

Described as funny and uplifting, the play captures almost all the feelings in modern romance, from passion to heartache. It was named one of the 10 best productions of 2001 by TIME magazine and given that year’s Drama Desk Award for music and lyrics. 

Directed by Jamie Torcellini, with musical direction by Graham Sobelman, “The Last Five Years” streams through June 20 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35 per household. A post-show talk with the cast is scheduled for Sunday, June 13.

This is ICT’s first virtual musical and last planned streaming performance, as the theater intends to reopen for live shows, starting with “Closely Related Keys” in August.

Drone Service Club 

The Drone Service Club promotes the positive image of the remote-controlled aerial vehicles and their users. The group, which fosters their safe and responsible use, seeks to train and establish a pool of volunteer first-responder drone operators. Anyone interested in keeping abreast of the rapidly evolving technology or using drones as a hobby should contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com for an invitation to the club’s next meeting.

Opera Club to Restart Meetings

Members of the LW Opera Club are making plans for the best season ever, choosing good versions of popular and lesser known works. Knowledge of plots and composers may spark interest for both opera newcomers and experts, both of whom are invited to and welcome at the meetings. The group focuses on one opera each month, with a complete performance accompanied by information and discussion in two sessions; there are also occasional potluck extravaganzas.

In the past five years, the club has shown 50-plus operas and heard from multiple speakers from the LA Opera as well as other experts. It also facilitated a connection between the LA Opera and the LW Recreation Department, arranging for LW buses to transport club members to and from operas in Los Angeles. Members also receive discounts on concert tickets and busses to Long Beach Symphony Orchestra performances.

During the pandemic, an “email tree” provided members with links to watch free virtual performances by the New York Metropolitan Opera, the LA Chamber Orchestra, USC Music Department and more. 

Members and those interested are invited to the club’s monthly meetings, details for which will appear in advance in LW Weekly. No fees or dues are collected. To receive emails with meeting information and more, to join the free email tree, or for answers to any questions involving the LW Opera Club, contact Beverly Emus at Beverly90740@gmail.com.

Ladies Golf Club

On a warm summer-like day, 51 lady golfers competed for low gross, low net, and chip-ins in May 25’s tournament play. Nine golfers chipped the ball from the fairway directly into the hole; two ladies made two chip-ins each.

The flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Soo Choi, 26; low net: Margie Thompson, 21; chip-in: Thompson (Hole 6).

Flight B: Low gross: Judy Kim, 29; low net: Helen Yoon, 23; chip-ins: Kim (Hole 2) and Pam Krug (Hole 9).

Flight C: Low gross: Soonja Min, 29; low net: three-way tie between Sue Yokomi, Marilyn Hewitt and Sally Park, 23; chip-ins: Min (Holes 7 and 9), Yokomi (Hole 3) and Park (Hole 4).

Flight D: Low gross: tie between Betty Regalado and Melinda Lee, 33; low net: tie between Neva Senske and Patti Smith, 23; chip-ins: Senske (Holes 1 and 9), Donna Cooper (Hole 9) and Sandra deDubovay (Hole 2).

Anyone interested in joining the Ladies Golf Club may pick up an application from the Golf Starter and/or contact Margie Thompson at (562) 493-0484 for more information.

—Dale Quinn

Carol Levine’s daughter Lauren O’Conner, MS, RDN, released her third cookbook, “Healthy Cooking for One.” O’Conner, who dedicated the book to her mother “for always believing in me,” consults and develops meal plans for companies and individuals. She hosts nutritional workshops and healthy-eating demonstrations and has been published in LIVESTRONG, Shape, Prevention, and Food & Nutrition Magazine.

Creative Writers Club

The Creative Writers Club will resume its meetings, starting June 25 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 and continuing the fourth Friday of every month. For more information, email club president Fred Wind at fredwilmawind@gmail.com.

Members of the Joyful Line Dance class posed for a photo to be sent to Mel Blake of Mutual 9, as they wish her a speedy recovery. The club is pleased to be moving onto Clubhouse 6’s upstairs dance floor on June 17. In the meantime, all shareholders are welcome to come learn fun moves to a mix of popular songs, both old and new, at Veterans Plaza on Wednesday, June 9 at 2 p.m. Guest instructors include Albert Comia (pictured), Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, Connie Peck and Daisy Ramos. Participants are required to wear face masks, follow the rules of social distancing, and wear exercise shoes—no flip-flops or sandals. For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Men’s Golf Club

On May 26, three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores, four circle holes (within a 5-foot circle) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges in the Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament. There were no holes-in-one this week, however, in the previous tournament, played May 12, Bill Long had a rare hole-in-one, which was not included in the accompanying article in LW Weekly.

A total of 54 golfers competed through the early morning and into the afternoon. The weather was initially overcast and windy, and though the wind never left, the sun came out warmly mid-round. The early morning front nine rounds were met with “sticky” greens and wet fairways. By the time the back nine started, the greens had become much quicker and the wind began to challenge accurate drives. The tee boxes continue to try to improve, and the greens have still not recovered from their aeration several weeks back. These conditions certainly led to only 27 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: Dong Kim, 6 under 48; second: Jae Kim, 5 under 49; third: tie between John Kolthoff and Ron Steele, 3 under 51; fourth: tie between Bob Barnum and Glenn Barry, 2 under 52; fifth: Bill Lyons, even par 54.

B Flight winners: First place: Dale Williamson, 5 under 49; second: Ryan Hong, 4 under 50; third: tie between Paul Alloway, Young Lee and Gene Archambault, 3 under 51; fourth: tie between Andrew Kim and Jae H. Lee, 1 under 53; fifth: tie between Hyun Jun Lee, Jay Kim and Bruce Bowles, even par 54.

C Flight winners: First place: Ken Noyorleva, a very nice 8 under 46; second: tie between Youn Lee and Hyon Shin, 6 under 48; third: Bill Smith, 5 under 49; fourth: tie between Joon Sup Yoon and Kap Son, 4 under 50; fifth: tie between Mike Carlson and Marv Jones, 2 under 52; sixth: Ivan Painschab, 1 under 53; seventh: Jong Lee, even par 54.

Closest to the pin on the 85-yard, par-3 eighth hole was Won Song at 3 feet, 10 inches, and on the par-3 17th hole, it was Bob Turner at 7 feet, 9 inches. There were also six circle hole winners.

The next Men’s Tournaments will be on June 9 and 23. The next Guys and Gals Tournaments will be on June 16 and 30. If you are scheduled to but cannot play, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible.

—Dave LaCascia

Leisure World Orchestra

Among LWs 9,000 residents, there is a lot of musical talent, though much of it is latent and needs to be unleashed and developed. Leisure World Orchestra is restarting on June 16. Those who have musical interest and talent, even if it has been dormant since high school or college, are encouraged to rehabilitate that talent and relive the fun of playing classical music. There is especially a need for a drummer and brass players. 

The LW Orchestra rehearses for a few hours in the Amphitheater starting at noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. They perform two concerts a year and take a hiatus in summer. For more information, call or text club president Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or drop by during rehearsals.

LW Book Club

On May 20, 13 members of the LW Book Club met via Zoom. All present enjoyed the book “Freakonomics” by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt and were engaged in the discussion.

The next meeting is scheduled for June 17 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. The group will discuss “The Leopard” by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. The popular historical fiction novel has been translated from Italian and was made into a movie in 1963, starring Burt Lancaster as the title character.

“The Leopard” takes place during the political upheavals of Italy in the 1860s, when the decadent but dying aristocracy were threatened by the forces of revolution and democracy. Don Fabrizio is a Sicilian prince of immense sensual appetites, wealth and great personal magnetism, and around him swirls a glittering array of characters, including a Bourbon king, liberals and pseudo liberals, peasants, and millionaires. 

The author himself was part of the aristocracy as the last prince of the island of Lampedusa.

The LW Library carries a copy of “The Leopard,” which is also available for purchase with free shipping from websites such as www.abebooks.com and alibris.com.

For more information, contact Thomas Gan at gltjiook@gmail.com.

Book Reviews

Submit reviews of your favorite books for publication in the LW Weekly by emailing pattym@lwsb.com. Include your name and Mutual and telephone numbers. Reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows.

Master Gardeners Zoom Workshop

The GRF Mini Farm’s Master Gardeners workshop titled “Insect Pest Management” will be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 10 at 10 a.m. The link 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.

Coin Club

The LW Coin Club will meet on June 9 on the green adjacent to 13550 Medinac Lane, 103-L, starting at 1:30 p.m. and continuing until the last coin is auctioned off (likely around 3:30). Meetings are informal, mostly centering on the quest for that one coin needed to fill a folder and a discussion with a dealer about a desired purchase. Hobbyists, investors and new visitors, especially the resident who has that one old coin left to them many years ago, are welcome to join members for what may be the last fresh-air meeting before returning to an indoor venue.

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: Qg8. The White Queen moves from f7 to g8. Then Black to Kg8, White Pd8 becomes a Q, and black Qe8. White’s next move is checkmate.

Community Singers

The sun was still shining brightly when 38 folks gathered for karaoke in Veterans Plaza on May 27. There were selections from country and western, gospel, pop, and show tunes.

Bob Barnum wowed the crowd with “There’s Always Me.” Pat Kogak sang a peppy “Johnny Angel.” The group enjoyed Carmen Edwards’ version of “Just in Time,” Amy Walker singing “Volare,” Ellen Brannigan’s “Hey Good Looking,” Ric Dizon performing “This is My Song” and Tony Tupas crooning “Let It Be.” Walt Bier served as host, and other singers included Frank and Martha Destra, Vickie Mendoza, Ruby Johnson, Carolyn Mottola, Essie Hicks, David Noble, Richard Yokomi, Ren Villaneauva, Wayne Urban, Tino Tupas, Rick Riley and Ray Geierman.

Everyone is welcome to join the fun on Thursdays from 4-6:30 p.m.

—Margie Thompson

Lapidary Club

The next fused glass class, taught by Yevette Louie, is on June 8 from 12:30-3 p.m. The cost is $10. Anyone interested should sign up in the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4. The room is open Monday-Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m.

Men’s Golf League

In quite a change from the previous week’s gloomy outing, it was beautiful and sunny at Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana on May 24. Thirteen men and guest Digna Vesely teed off at the well-manicured, par-70, 5,800-yard course. The tees, fairways and greens were again in great condition, and with the good weather, it was surprising that only six of the 13 rounds were under par, though the course yielded seven 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: Glenn Barry, 4 under 66; second: Gary Stivers, 2 under 68; third: tie between Dave LaCascia and Jim Goltra, 1 under 69; fourth: Larry Hillhouse even par 70; fifth: Clay Fischer, 1 over 71; sixth: Bill McKusky, 2 over 72. Fischer had two birdies, and Barry, Stivers, Goltra, Hillhouse and McKusky each had one. Barry also had the fewest putts. Goltra was closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 second hole, and McKusky was closest on the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Gene Vesely, 1 under 69, plus fewest putts; second: Bob Munn, 2 over 72: third: Marv Ballard; fourth: Tom Ross.

Four days later, the David L. Baker Golf Club in Fountain Valley welcomed 10 men, one woman and guest Vesely to its par-64 Executive Course, which measures nearly 4,000 yards, with many strategically placed sand traps and numerous water hazards. With the great course conditions and nice weather, 10 of the 11 rounds were at or under par, and the course yielded four birdies.

A Flight Winners: First place: Fujio Norihiro, a sensational 11 under 51; second: McKusky, a nice 8 under 54; third: Sam Choi, 3 under 59; fourth: Goltra, 2 under 60; fifth: Stivers, 1 under 61; sixth: LaCascia, even par 62. McKusky was closest to the pin on the 110-yard, par-3 third hole, and Stivers was closest on the 105-yard, par-3 15th hole. LaCascia, Norihiro and McKusky each had a “greenie” on the challenging 130-yard, par-3 12th hole. Norihiro and McKusky tied for fewest putts, and birdies were carded by Choi and Stivers.

B Flight Winners: First place: Ballard, 5 under 57, plus fewest putts and two birdies; second: Munn, 2 over 60, plus a “greenie”; third: Gene Vesely, 2 under 60; fourth: Liz Meripol, 1 over 63; fifth: Keiko Sekino.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays.

LW Men’s Club membership is not required, and friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. If interested, contact McKusky at (562) 430-8618 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Hui O Hula

Hula club performs again for friends outside LW

Hui O Hula is happy to bring its aloha outside the gate as the pandemic is coming to an end. On May 20, the dancers and musicians enjoyed welcoming attendees to Long Beach Salvation Army’s “Spring Fling” drive-through event. People cheered and honked as they cruised by. 

The hula club is looking forward to performing for residents and friends at Stanton’s Rowntree Gardens on June 22. They have been entertaining there twice a year for more than a decade, but had not been able to visit since Christmas 2019. “It will feel like homecoming,” said Jojo Weingart.

Thanks to the GRF Board’s recent decision, coupled with the governor’s announcement, the Hawaiian Dance Club will host its first class since the pandemic closed amenities on June 15 in Clubhouse 6. Starting at 1 p.m., basic hula steps will be taught upstairs. The house band, led by Larry Yamashiro, will play island music for those who just want to “walk in and hula out” after the beginners’ class; hula lessons will continue until 5 p.m. For class information, contact Kaye Huff at (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com. 

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

June 3-9 

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: Closed.  

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

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

• Wednesday: 4WHEEL FRESH—formerly the Skewer, 3-5 p.m. Email theskewer@yahoo.com for a look at the new menu.


 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/.

Religion, pages 8-10

Assembly of God

When crossing a bridge over treacherous territory, like a rocky canyon, or a rushing river, one must have complete faith in the integrity and strength of that bridge to support them the whole way.  On Sunday, June 6,  Pastor Chuck Franco will continue his series with a sermon titled “The Mighty Bridge,” from Hebrews 3:1-19. 

 Leisure World Assembly of God meets in the beautiful Amphitheater on Sundays at 11 a.m. Those who have questions about the church or need prayer can contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco at the church office at (562) 357-4360 or lwagpastorc@gmail.com.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Solemnity of the Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on Sunday, June 6. The first reading is from Exodus 24:3-8, and the second reading is from Hebrews 9:11-15. The Gospel reading is from Mark 14:12-16, 22-26.


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 now open to  the public  and can return to its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. 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 and use hand sanitizer upon entry into the building. 

Congregation Sholom

Rabbi Rachel Axelrad will livestream services on Friday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. 

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 can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those  who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.

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

Join Susan Michlin this Sunday, June 6, at 4 p.m via Zoom for Bingo.

People are invited to RSVP for Congregation Sholom’s picnic on June 13 by calling Ruth Hermann at  (562) 430-3107. The cost is $5 to attend, and there will be Kosher food including hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and drinks. The picnic will start at 11 a.m. with schmoozing, and food will be served at noon.

Congregation Sholom’s first in-person service will take place on Friday, June 18. It will be a hybrid service with some people attending via Zoom. Those who attend services in Room 9 must bring their own siddur, tallit and yarmulka and take them home when they leave. 

Other rules that people must observe for the in-person service are standing  at their seat for Aliyah and not kissing religious objects. Social distancing will be enforced except for members of the same household. Members should bring their own sanitizer, and there should  be no physical contact between participants.

People are encouraged to RSVP, as only a small percentage of room capacity will be allowed.

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.

Those who need 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 services should contact Jeff to receive an invitation. 

Anyone who wants to participate in Congregation Sholom’s services on Zoom should call Howard Brass at (562) 764-9090.

LW Baptist Church

LW Baptist’s worship service is on Sunday, June 6, at 9:30 a.m. This week’s theme addresses what it means to follow Jesus.

 Luke 9:51-62 raises the question when a village refuses to receive Jesus. Those with Jesus find the rejection intolerable, and Jesus rebukes his followers for their attitude and they move on, continuing their journey toward Jerusalem. While traveling, they encounter three would-be followers of Jesus, and Jesus’ conversations with them are illuminating. 

Questions for this week’s service are: Why was Jesus determined to go to the cross? What makes people reject Jesus? How must a person prepare to follow Jesus? How does Jesus press his call above every other? How do divided loyalties disqualify would-be followers?

The song “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus,” with a Hindustani melody, was used often by Billy Graham and has its origin in the conversion to Christianity of a man from Assam, India, and his martyrdom for his faith, when he quoted John 12:26 in his language: “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”

Information about the church is available by calling (562) 430-2920.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly looks forward to its Communion service this Sunday, June 6. This is a special time as the church remembers the sacrifice of  Jesus on the world’s behalf.  

Jesus commanded belivers in 1 Corinthians 11:25: “As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.”  All are invited to join this service. Those who want to attend do not have to be a member to partake in Communion as long as they have accepted Jesus Christ as their savior.  

LWers are also invited to join Faith Christian Assembly for prayer time at 5 p.m. The Sunday celebration service begins 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 is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming every Wednesday at 11a.m., and Grief Share’s weeky meetings are on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Call the church office for the most updated schedule information.

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

Beit Halev

Beit Halev will conduct regular livestream Shabbat services on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.  To Join on 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 www.facebook.com/galityomtov. 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 at 5:30 followed by the evening service at 6. On Saturday, 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.

The  Torah reading is from Numbers 14:8-15;7, “Shelach Lecha,” which follows the devastating behavior of the Israelites upon hearing the report that the Promised Land is filled with giants and that they have no chance of defeating the tribes of Canaan. Moses once again must intervene and plead with HaShem to not destroy the people for their lack of faith.  Once again, HaShem relents and does not destroy them but forces the people to wander for another 38 years (40 in all).  In order for the Israelites to enter the Land of Milk and Honey, an entire generation will have died and a new generation, one “born in the wilderness,” will be led by Caleb and Joshua into the Promised Land.

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.

Community Church

This week Community Church will look at the things that get in people’s way of experiencing the love of God fully in their lives.  For those who have felt stuck amidst the pandemic, or  feeling like there is some unseen thing in their path keeping them from greater joy in this life, this is a great time to come to Community 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 are welcome.  

 As Leisure World continues to emerge from the pandemic, Community Church is open for limited in-person worship following CDC guidelines for those who have been vaccinated. Worship and fellowship via Zoom and Facebook are also available.  

Those who missed last week’s message can find it on Facebook. 

Those who are in need of assistance can leave the Rev. Johan Dodge a message on the church’s phone system at (562) 431-2503 or email at leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.

Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s

Join Redeemer Lutheran Church (13564 St. Andrews Drive) for worship and fellowship this Sunday, June 6.  The first Communion service is outside at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel courtyard. The main service with music and Communion is held inside the stained-glass sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. 

Jerry Brady, vice president of Redeemer Lutheran’s Council, will preach a sermon titled “Mothers, Brothers and Others.” Sharon Heck will accompany the choir on the organ with a special medley of “Holy, Holy” and “Simple Gifts”. 

 A short 30-minute mid-week Bible study led by Pastor Lynda Elmer is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. A brief service of prayer and reflection is held at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.  

Those who have a pastoral need can  call the  church at (562) 598-8697.

First Christian Church

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


Continuing this week in 1 Peter 4:7-11, the apostle Peter tells us that the end of all things is at hand, and knowing this, we should be serious and watchful, living our lives in a manner pleasing to him. First Christian Church will investigate some of those things that are pleasing to God and the impact of those things to God and others.

Scripture of the Week

In Psalm 86:4, the psalmist asked God to “make glad the soul of your servant.” Believers can ask God to make them “glad” to the depths of their being.     


Saturday and Sunday services have the same message. Sunday is a traditional service, with hymnal music provided by Pat Kogok at the piano. 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. 


First Christian Church is concerned about the health and safety of its members as well as everyone in Leisure World. Anyone experiencing any coronavirus, flu or common cold symptoms should stay home.Those who have been in contact with anyone testing positive for the virus within the last 14 days are also asked to stay home.  

To recieve more information on the church, call (562) 431-8810. The church location is on Northwood Road, behind Carport 125.

Community, pages 14-16

Sunshine Club

Elizabeth Denney from the OC Fire Authority will be the speaker at the next Zoom meeting

Elizabeth Denney from the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will present at the next Sunshine Club meeting on Friday, June 4, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. She will help LWers learn how to plan in advance to survive and recover from disasters. 

All shareholders are welcome to join the meeting at 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 no later than today, June 3, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone messages). 

 OCFA is a regional fire service that provides emergency response, training and community education to 23 cities and unincorporated areas throughout Orange County. OCFA serves over 2 million residents from its 77 fire stations located throughout Orange County. It serves cities as far south as San Clemente and as far north as Los Alamitos. OCFA has proudly served the residents of Seal Beach since 1982.

The OCFA community outreach and education department raises public awareness through teaching the following campaigns:

• Disaster preparedness

• Fire safety

• Drowning prevention

• Ready, Set, Go!

In addition, OFCA’s community outreach and education team offers an array of free services to residents within its jurisdiction that are available by contacting one of the six community education specialists:

• Fire Station tours (virtual and prerecorded options)

• School visits

• Community event attendance

  Safety presentations (virtual or prerecorded)

• Fire extinguisher training

The Sunshine club will host four speakers via Zoom this month including  Denney. Other speakers include Christine Tran-Le from the Council on Aging Orange County on June 11; Keegan Ferraro from State Farm Insurance company in Seal Beach on the 18th; and Col. Richard Lalor from the Joint Force Training Base in Los Alamitos on June 25.

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.


Annual veterans picnic is on July 3

The annual picnic to honor all U.S. veterans living in Leisure World was cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Filipino Association of Leisure World, in gratitude for veterans and their unselfish service and sacrifice to preserve freedom, will honor them with its annual picnic. Every veteran living in Leisure World is invited. 

The picnic will be on Saturday, July 3, at the picnic grounds in Clubhouse 1 starting at 11:30 a.m. Those who want to attend should  call and register their name, phone number, service branch and number of guests to be eligible to receive a token gift. 

Call Ren Villanueva at (562) 493-1406 or (323) 854-6209; Ric Dizon at (714) 225-3597; or  Eilleen Merritt (562) 486-1252 to RSVP.

Rollin’ Thunder

Air & Water Day is Saturday

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will host a free golf cart maintenance event on Saturday, June 5. The Air & Water Day is staffed by club volunteers who will check and fill battery water levels and check tire pressure to make sure tires are  filled to  factory-recommended levels.

Maintaining water levels will lengthen battery life and prevent dangerous and unexpected stalling or failure to start. Improper tire pressure can contribute to tip-overs on turns and accelerated tire wear.

The Air & Water Day will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. Entrance to the inspection site will be via the  Clubhouse 3 driveway. Signs and traffic cones will be posted and monitored by Security staff.

Face masks must be worn at all times. No more than two persons per cart; drivers must remain in their carts. Refusal to follow these few rules will result in removal from the inspection line-up.

There is never a charge for this valuable service, and all LW cart owners are urged to participate. Club membership is not required. 

Club meetings may resume this summer, so non-member golf cart owners are encouraged to join Rollin’ Thunder. Luncheon meetings are fun, and guest speakers bring timely information. Membership applications will be available at the event.

Relatively Speaking

Grace Kim’s grandson, Luke, recently graduated from Foothill High School. He was recognized for his work and participation in the National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, Seal of Biliteracy for Spanish and International Baccalaureate. He will study at USC this fall.

American Legion Auxiliary

Get a new flag to celebrate Flag Day

The American Legion Auxiliary wants to thank the LW community for its generous donations during this year’s poppy campaign. All donations will go to veterans and their families. Because of COVID-19,  the American Legion Auxiliary was asked to support families who have children school-aged and younger.  The children were home all day, and appetites soared due to missing out on school lunch programs.  The problem continues with summer approaching and families needing extra help with their food budget.  

The next district meeting has been moved to June 5. It will be held at 9 a.m. at the Cypress Unit. For carpool and other information, call Geri McNulty at (562) 673-1725.

The Auxiliary will hold its annual installation luncheon at 11:30 a.m on June 21 at Fiddlers 3, located on  the Joint Forces Training Base. All members are invited to join. Members will order from the menu and at the on-your-own luncheon. Call McNulty for carpool information and to RSVP.  

June 14 is Flag Day. People who have dirty, tattered or torn flags can get a new from  the Auxiliary for $10.  The old flag will be properly and respecfully disposed. Call (562) 673-1725.

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, June 3

4 pm Rough Seas Ahead

4:22 pm LW Art/Cardboard Contest

4:30 pm LW Special Olympics 2021

4:38 pm Sea Inside

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:

Virginia 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, June 4

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, June 5

4 pm Mother’s Day 2021

4:30 pm Rough Seas Ahead

4:32 pm LW Art/Cardboard Contest

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, June 6

4 pm Town Hall Budget Workshop

Replay 6/1

6 pm Life and Times in SB:

Paula Thomas

7 pm Live at the Ford:

Lady Jazz

8:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

10 pm Cerritos Center-

Matt Mauser

Monday, June 7

4 pm LW Molokai Trip 

4:42 pm Maui Swap Meet 2018

5 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

6 pm Mother’s Day 2021

6:22 pm LW Special Olympics 2021

6:30 pm Rough Seas Ahead

7 pm Los Alamitos Jazz Band/ Bob Cole Conservancy

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, June 8

4 pm Mother’s Day 2021

4:30 pm Easter Quarantine Concert 2021

5:05 pm The Beginning of Leisure World

5:30 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Merry Wives of Windsor

7:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

8 pm Life and Times in SB:

Virginia Haley

8:30 pm Ford Theater:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

10 pm Cerritos Center-

Matt Mauser

Wednesday, June 2

4 pm LW Special Olympics 2021

4:08 pm LW Art/Cardboard Contest

4:16 pm The Street Where I Live

4:30 pm Rough Seas Ahead

4:57pm Easter Quarantine Concert 2021

5:32 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.

Republican Club

Reserve a spot for the June 11 picnic

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The GOP club is looking forward to its picnic on Friday, June 11, at the picnic area near Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. The picnic will celebrate the volunteers who have made the club so successful over the past two years. Those who want to attend should RSVP to dharlow50@aol.com or call (562) 335 0779. All food will be provided except salad, beans and chips. People whose last name begin with the letters A-N should bring a salad; last names beginning with O-Z should bring beans or chips. All club members are invited to come and bring a friend.

Republicans who want to join the club should call (714) 928-1950 or email dharlow50@aol.com. If sending an email, individuals should put “HARLOW” in capital letters in the subject line along with the topic, because the recipient receives around 200 emails each day and this will help him know which emails are a top priority.

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

The June meeting of the Republican Club is scheduled to be held live on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. The room had not been assigned as of press time. A speaker from the police department will discuss current issues facing law enforcement. The club president said he expects a large attendance because people are excited to meet in person after such a long mandatory break.

A hat will be passed at the meeting to accept voluntary contributions to keep the club active.

The club is planning to have the Election Integrity Project present at the July meeting.

Many members indicated they would attend the May 31 Memorial Day remembrance at Veterans Plaza during the club’s most recent meeting. Members also discussed a number of issues, including the reasons to vote to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom, abortion and school board policies, along with national attempts to pack the Supreme Court, add  at least one new heavily Democratic state (D.C.), and impose nationwide laws to weaken or eliminate election integrity laws in every state.

The 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 (562) 335 0779. If sending a text, type  “HARLOW” on the subject line. Those not wanting their name, ideas or opinions to be made public should so indicate.

Democratic club

Committees prep for in person meetings, recall election

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The Democratic Club welcomes two new people, Carolyn Smith and Debbie Wrathall, to its board. Smith will serve as the board’s interim secretary, and Wrathall will be the interim chair of the Program Committee.  

Membership meetings will resume on Aug. 18 in Clubhouse 2 or via  Zoom if necessary.  In the meantime, the club’s board and committees are actively preparing for the anticipated face-to-face meetings that will center on the 2021 recall election and the June 2022 Primary.

The Program Committee will meet on June 9. The committee has been in conversation with a number of potential speakers, including club favorites such  as Josh Lowenthal, Harley Rouda and California Comptroller Betty Yee. All three have expressed interest in meeting with club members. Yee was recently elected as one of two vice chairs of the California Democratic Party.  The committee will also be inviting a number of 2022 Primary Election candidates as speakers for future club meetings.

The Publicity Committee is looking for help from a Leisure World resident with experience in developing websites. It is also looking for a volunteer to be in charge of the club’s Facebook page.  Interested members should call (562) 296-8521. 

Members who have access to the web should check the club’s online resource center at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/resources for the committee’s in-depth reporting on a number of issues.  

The Nominating Committee will meet on June 7.  The committee is responsible for the development of what is tentatively being called “Training for Leadership.” The training, scheduled to last for several weeks, will be held on the second Wednesday of the month. These sessions are being designed to provide a way for members to become more knowledgeable about the club and general politics  as well as get to know each other better. All club members  can enroll, regardless of whether they anticipate assuming responsibility for leadership roles in the immediate future.    

The club will continue to staff a voter service center booth outside Clubhouse 6 every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Voter registration forms, membership applications, club newsletters, brochures and other resource material will be available.

 Members should be on the lookout for a letter from the Special Events Committee concerning the club’s current fund-raising efforts for candidates. Due to the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this campaign is being conducted by mail for a second consecutive year.  The committee hopes to resume the club’s festive once-a-year get-together in 2022.

Club members who had not yet renewed their membership for 2021 recently received a letter requesting that they do so.   To check renewal status, call (562) 431-7275.

Lastly, the Strategic Planning Committee is beginning to develop a plan to reach Leisure World voters about the importance of voting in the upcoming recall election.

Woman’s Club

First table games meeting on July 16

By Janice Krehbiel

LW contributor

 All LW Woman’s Club members should mark their calendars for the club’s first table games meeting on July 16 in Clubhouse 2 at 1 p.m. Members can play any game they want, including dominos, Yahtzee, cribbage, Scrabble, Rummikub, Monoply, Five Crowns, Euchre, Skipbo,  Phase 10, Quiddler, canasta, Hand and Foot, bridge, poker or any other game.

Members who haven’t paid dues for this year can contact membership chairperson Penny Wright at (562) 799-9486. The membership dues are $25 for June 2021 until June 2022.  Those who want to mail their dues directly to Penny should make checks out to the Woman’s Club and mail to Penny Wright ,13902 Thunderbird Dr., 8C, Seal Beach, Ca, 90740.

All women living in Leisure World are invited to join Woman’s Club.  The club  meets the first Tuesday of each month, October–June.  The club’s programs are entertaining, informative and a great way to meet new ladies from all the Mutuals. The Woman’s Club is a philanthropic organization, and its main goal is to raise money to give to organizations that help others.

The club’s first meeting for the year will be held on Oct. 2. It will be a luncheon for the club’s welcome back party. This event is for members only.  More details will be printed in the LW Weekly in September.  

Those who have questions should call Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240 or email her at jhkhoop@aol.com.


Mobility Aids chair position available

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is searching for someone who would be interested in charing of the Mobility Aids program. This program is one of GAF’s longest running programs, and it has been beneficial to the community.  

People should apply for the position if they enjoy helping others when they need it most. The job includes record-keeping for the wheelchairs and walkers, along with training new volunteers and leading a team. The Mobility Aids program has an office in Clubhouse 6, where it keeps inventory that the Mobility Aids chairperson will be in charge of maintaining. 

The new chair would be on the GAF’s Board of Directors and attend its monthly meeting, which usually lasts around two hours. Along with the other program chairs, a monthly report is also prepared.  If more than one person is interested, there is the possibility for this position to be co-chaired.

The GAF would like to thank the current Mobility Aids Chair, John Hlavac, for his dedication and commitment to the program.  He will be leaving by the end of the year and is willing to train his replacement.  

For more information or to meet to discuss the position, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Paws, Claws and Beaks

RSVP to June 10 potluck picnic

The Paws, Claws and Beaks club will host a potluck picnic in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area on June 10 from noon-3 p.m. Any LW pet owner can attend.  

People who are interested in attending must RSVP by Saturday, June 5. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish for eight. Pets are welcome as long as they are on a leash.  There will be a presentation about Leisure World’s emergency pet safety at the event. All who attend must sign in on arrival.  

RSVP to Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314 or craft.kaplan029@gmail.com as soon as possible.


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.

• 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.

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


In Memoriam

Henry Fi Feng Huang



In Memoriam

Stanley Mandich 91

Rosario Quiray 65

Gerald Mankowski 81

Robert Lee Jones 93

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—Paid obituary



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





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. 


(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.


562-596-0559. 08/19


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. 08/19


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. 08/19




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

562-596-0559. 08/19




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




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

562-596-0559. 08/12

Leisure World 

Helping Leisure World

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

(562) 596-1741, (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



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

John’s Computer Services


Virus removal, Repair, Training,

Software, Wireless, Internet

Security. LW Resident

 SB License FUH0001. 07/08


My name is Blake and I’d love to be your concierge for computer repairs! I drive to you and fix your computer on-location. I specialize in both MAC and PC systems and can also help with/other technology related issues. 10+ years of experience! Rate is $75/hour but for all LW Residents; I am offering a $25 discount for the first hour. License COM0018. Call (949) 228-1425. 06.24 



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


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 5/26/22


Need a lift? Pam Miller.

LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 06/17


Rides by Russ with a personal touch. Airports, doctors, shopping and errands. 714-655-1544. 06/17

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



Behringer Concert CDP-2000 Keyboard with/Piano-style setup (Like New) $350. Includes sheet music 559-410-2424.


New Recumbent Tricyle (model Catrike 559), lime-green $1500. Call Don at 562-299-7905.


New BirdSong Tablet. Make best offer! Please call 562-240-5270.


Never Used Schwin Blue 3-wheel Trike w/basket $250. Never Used Power Lift Recliner-chair with/Remote, recently purchased for $1,700 (sacraficing $900). Like New (2) living-room chairs (gold with/rust) $100 each. Like New 2-Rust couches $200 each. 562-522-5574.

BEST OFFER: 2-wicker patio chairs & small side-table, small round dining-room table with/4-chairs,  and woman’s black leather jacket. Man’s bicycle $60.  562-533-8318.