LWW Trans/Vie Ed. 07-08-21

July 8, 2021

Shuttle service to resume July 12

The City of Seal Beach will reinstate  its popular Senior Transportation Shuttle Service starting, Monday, July 12.

Senior Shuttle Service 

The service will operate five days a week, stopping at key points from the Seal Beach Pier/Old Town area, Leisure World and Rossmoor Shopping Center/North Seal Beach Community Center.  

The route map and schedule can be found at the City’s website www.sealbeachca.gov, and then click on the “Senior Resources” button (see page 2 for a print version of the map, and pick-up and drop-off points).

The shuttle is in service Monday-Friday, 9-11 a.m. and noon-4 p.m. 


The Dial-a-Ride (Yellow Cab) service will operate concurrently with the shuttle service.   

Dial-a-Ride reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance by calling (877) 224-2894. The hours of operations are Monday-Friday,  7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

To qualify for this service, users must be Seal Beach residents aged 60 and over.  Only registered users can use the fixed-route shuttle and Dial-a-Ride service. 

People will need a photo ID showing proof of Seal Beach residency and date of birth. This identification can be a California  driver’s license or ID Card, or a Golden Rain Foundation ID card.

To register, visit the city’s website at www.sealbeachca.gov, stop by City Hall or contact the following staff members:

• Anthony Nguyen, anguyen@sealbeach.gov, (562) 431-2527, ext. 1344

• Iris Lee, ilee@sealbeachca.gov, (562) 431-2527, ext. 1322.

7 wells proposed to monitor and halt seawater intrusion

The Alamitos Barrier Project (ABP) was constructed in the mid-1960s to prevent seawater from intruding into the underlying aquifers of the central basin in Los Angeles County and the coastal plain of Orange County. 

Over 6 million residents of the Southern California coastal plain depend on this groundwater that provides up to 40 percent of the drinking water supply.

The ABP is one of three seawater barriers operated by Los Angeles County Public Works to protect the drinking water supply from seawater intrusion by continuously injecting freshwater to form a protective pressure barrier.

ABP’s existing infrastructure has been installed from Long Beach to Seal Beach and includes 7.8 miles of water pipeline, 60 injections wells and a network of over 200 observation wells.

Los Angeles County proposes the construction of five injection wells and two monitoring wells to replace and supplement existing ABP facilities located within the cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach.

Five injection wells will replace existing injection wells that are beyond their useful life. Two of the injection wells will be constructed in the City of Long Beach, and the other three injection wells will be constructed in the City of Seal Beach (located within the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Haynes Generating Station).

The two new monitoring wells at LADWP Haynes Generating Station will be used to monitor the effectiveness of the ABP and improve operational efficiency.

The estimated project cost is $8.4 million with construction currently planned to start in February 2022 and end in October 2022.

Los Angeles County Public Works was awarded a Groundwater Grant (State Proposition 1) in the amount of $4.2 million for the design and construction of this project. No local city funds will be spent on this project.

For more information, visit seawaterbarrier.com or contact  Paul Boice; project manager, at PBOICE@pw.lacounty.gov or  (626) 458-6162.

Amphitheater Movie Night

“Greenland”—July 9, 8 p.m.


Admission is free (bring GRF ID card)

John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities being leveled, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven; PG-13, action/thriller; 1 hr 59 min.

A Minibus will be available to take shareholders home after the movie.

FCC pushes to combat robo calls

As of June 30, LW residents are getting fewer of those annoying robocalls, thanks to a new initiative by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Most phone providers nationwide have been instructed to install Caller ID verification to confirm whether calls on their networks are actually coming from the number on display. Some smaller phone companies have a grace period, but all phone companies were required to report to the FCC by June 30 how they are protecting customers from illegal robocalls. With the new caller ID technology, scammers should no longer be able to spoof phone numbers to pose as legitimate callers like your bank or local sheriff’s office. 

According to the Federal Trade Commission and FCC, illegal robocalls cost Americans $10 billion a year in fraud and $3 billion a year in wasted time.  This year, Americans have received 4 billion robocalls a month, which is twice as many as five years ago. Advancements in technology made it easy to make massive numbers of, and  “spoof,” caller ID information to hide a caller’s true identity.

Emergency Information Council

As of June 30, LW residents are getting fewer of those annoying robocalls, thanks to a new initiative by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Most phone providers nationwide have been instructed to install Caller ID verification to confirm whether calls on their networks are actually coming from the number on display. Some smaller phone companies have a grace period, but all phone companies were required to report to the FCC by June 30 how they are protecting customers from illegal robocalls. With the new caller ID technology, scammers should no longer be able to spoof phone numbers to pose as legitimate callers like your bank or local sheriff’s office. 

According to the Federal Trade Commission and FCC, illegal robocalls cost Americans $10 billion a year in fraud and $3 billion a year in wasted time.  This year, Americans have received 4 billion robocalls a month, which is twice as many as five years ago. Advancements in technology made it easy to make massive numbers of, and  “spoof,” caller ID information to hide a caller’s true identity.

Renew GRF IDs at Stock Transfer

GRF members are required to have GRF photo identification cards for access to amenities, all transfers (membership, removing/ adding someone on title, replacing lost certificates, etc.) and to be a candidate for GRF and Mutual board representation. 

The Stock Transfer Office issues IDs , which expire every five years, in a rotating schedule. In 2020, Mutuals 2, 10, 16 and 17 were up for ID renewals, but only 915 out of 1,326 residents did so. 

In a year of unprecedented pandemic, it’s understandable that some did not get their IDs renewed. The Stock Transfer Office is ready to issue new IDs to those in  Mutuals 2, 10, 16 and 17, who still need them, and to remind residents in Mutuals 3, 4 and 5 that they need to renew IDs in 2021.

 No appointment is needed. People can stop at the Stock Transfer Office on the ground floor of the Administration Building. It’s open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. by window-service only. The office is closed to the public.

Residents will need to bring their expired ID cards. Expiration dates are located on the right side of ID cards.

Lost or stolen cards can be replaced by completing a Certificate of Lost ID form in the Stock Transfer Office. 

There is a $20 replacement fee, which can be waived if there is a police report that can be verified by the Stock Transfer Office.

Teachers needed for NOCE classes

Are you or someone you know an instructor certified in a particular field?  Would you like to share your talent with seniors eager to learn and get paid for it?

Golden Rain Foundation has partnered with North Orange Community Education and is looking for qualified teachers to conduct classes in various subjects in LWSB.  See if you might be a fit for any of the subjects:

• Basic Sewing

• Sewing Lab

• Sew What You Wish

• Quilting for Older Adults

• Needlecraft, Knitting, Crochet 

• Sewing Techniques

• Conversational Spanish


• Writing

• Genealogy

• Photography

• Guitar

• Music Arts

• Music Appreciation

• Ballet

• Yoga

• Salsa Dance

• Zumba

• Latin Cardio Blast

• Tai Chi

• Mobility & Balance

• Golf

• Creative arts

• Cooking

• Food Prep

• Health

• Microsoft Overview

• Computers

• Windows Overview

• Technology

Apply by sending your resume to DDavino@NOCE.edu. Some classes require a degree under the emeritus program and teaching certificate, but others that fall under Community Services accept instructors under less strict requirements. 

For more information, contact Recreation by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com (applications must be sent directly to NOCE at the DDavino@NOCE.edu address).

CAP Food Distribution

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

The next food distribution will be July 15.

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

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

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

405 Freeway Update

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:

Bolsa Avenue Demolition Activities 

Crews are demolishing a portion of the Bolsa Avenue bridge as part of the freeway widening project. The second half of the bridge will be demolished under a full freeway closure set for 11 p.m., Saturday, July 10, to 8:30 a.m., Sunday, July 11.  

Additional nighttime demolition will occur for several weeks under freeway lane closures. Some daytime demolition also is anticipated.

Northbound freeway lane closures are set for 9 p.m., Friday, July 9, to 8 a.m., Saturday, July 10.  

Bolsa Chica Road Traffic Signal Work 

Crews are installing the permanent traffic signal at the Bolsa Chica Road/Old Bolsa Chica Road intersection. This work will require intermittent lane reductions on Bolsa Chica. Activities include electrical, foundation, and concrete work.

Intermittent lane reductions began July 2 and will continue for about two weeks. 

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

•Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m.

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

  NB I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to Bolsa Avenue to Close 

Crews have closed the northbound I-405 loop off-ramp to Bolsa for approximately three months to accommodate the freeway widening. It should reopen in mid-September. 

 SR-22 On-Ramp from Old Ranch Parkway Closed

The Old Ranch Parkway on-ramp to the westbound SR-22 closed April 13 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.

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. The work is ongoing 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays for approximately two months. Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activities may occur from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. as needed.

Westminster Boulevard

Crews began working on the foundation of the retaining wall adjacent to Cascade Park along the southbound (SB) I-405 on-ramp from Westminster Boulevard. The foundation consists of approximately 80 cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles.

Work is ongoing from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays, for approximately one month.

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activity may occur at night. Intermittent nighttime closures of the southbound I-405 on-ramp from Westminster may be required.

Additional construction activities including rebar, form and concrete activities are underway, and backfill and block wall installation is anticipated in July and August.

The 405 Community Outreach Team will provide detailed schedule information in future alerts.

Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup. Email 405project@octa.net or call (888) 400-8994 for more information. The I-405 Improvement Project mobile app provides quick access to current traffic conditions, closures and detours, along with project updates and links to contact the project team. Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play.  

I-405 Improvement Project automated call and text alerts will now start coming to subscribers from the I-405 Project Helpline number (888-400-8994.) This will allow people to leave messages if they have  questions or concerns about the project.

Live dance bands are back

Beginning July 18, the Weekend Live Band Dances are back in Leisure World clubhouses.

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing swing and jazz standards, music for dreaming and dancing.  

The band is back to its normal venue at Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sundays at 6 p.m., starting July 18.

Whether it be a well-known big band standard, contemporary jazz showcase, sentimental vocal ballad or a hard-swinging brass feature, the Velvetones provides a unique and complete package of musical entertainment.

Abilene will resume its regular monthly boot scootin’ dance after the long pandemic-induced hiatus on Saturday, July 24, in Clubhouse 2, starting at 7 p.m.  The doors open at 6:30, but reserving tables is prohibited.

Abilene is Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band, going strong for nearly 20 years.  This year, it opened the Amphitheater season with a rockabilly show that drew nearly 2,000 fans. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Members include Rod Anderson on guitar, Jim Long on guitar synthesizer, Mike Simpson on bass and  Jim Greer on drums.

Residents and friends can dance and party to the music of  Abilene on the fourth Saturday of the month in Clubhouse 2.  Come and see why Abilene is Leisure World’s favorite band.

Cabaret Entertainers presents Vinyl Rock on Saturday, July 31, in Clubhouse 1 at 7 p.m.

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band consisting of nine members who passionately perform classic rock, Motown and pop tunes primarily from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and mingling with them on the dance floor. They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. 

Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18).

Leisure suits, Fu Manchu mustaches, mullets and big hair are welcome but not required. 

All concerts are free, but tips are allowed and appreciated.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

Bathroom Accessibility Grant

The City of Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program has been approved for another cycle of funding. Starting July 1, the city can spend nearly $200,000 on grants to Leisure World residents for the Bathroom Accessibility Program.

For over 15 years, the City of Seal Beach has offered the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents modify their bathrooms. As of 2020, LWers with more than one bathroom are eligible. Furthermore, in special circumstances, a bench can be added to the fiberglass unit.

In the wake of  COVID-19, the administration of this program has changed slightly. There will be no in-person workshops this year.  Instead, individual appointments can be made via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to ask questions and get individualized advice on how to complete an application. Simply email monique@civicstone.com for an appointment. People can also call (909) 364-9000, but email is preferred. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

Any Leisure World resident who has trouble stepping into the shower for any reason is likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. The Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant converts the tub/shower combination into a shower-only for safer access. The fiberglass is refinished to look like new, and a custom glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models and grab bars may be added as needed.

The program is made possible through a grant from HUD, Orange County and the City of Seal Beach. To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below: $75,300 if you live alone or the limit is $86,050 per year for a two person household. Savings do not disqualify you.

“Many residents get confused about the application process,” said Monique Miner of CivicStone, which administers the program. CivicStone was hired by the City of Seal Beach 15 years ago to facilitate the bathroom grant program. “Residents don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade. We are just a phone call away and can help residents apply for the completely free upgrade.  But don’t delay completing your application because funds are limited.”

For more information, email monique@civicstone.com or call (909) 364-9000. 

Used car lot is in LW July 23

Leisure World residents can sell used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month. The next pop-up used car lot will be July 23.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals, and be insured. 

In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner does not need to be present. A single “for sale” sign no larger than 18-by-24 inches can be displayed on the vehicle. 

Only LW residents are allowed to display vehicles for sale. The sale is open to residents and the guests they call in. For more information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

OC Fair is getting ready

The first Ferris wheel is going up, the exhibits are under construction, and the animals are getting ready to welcome guests back to the 2021 OC Fair.

This year’s OC Fair will run July 16-Aug. 15, Wednesdays through Sundays, with limited attendance. The theme is “Time for Fun!”

Tickets must be purchased in advance with no fees on ocfair.com. Fairgoers should make sure to get tickets for special days and group adventures now, since limited daily capacity days could sell out. 

Returning favorites include the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, Dragon Knights roving performers, La Grande Wheel XL, concerts under the stars in Pacific Amphitheatre, the Wine Courtyard, blue ribbons awarded in OC Fair competitions, animal displays, midway games with giant prizes, and the Clown Patrol, with VeeKay, Tadpole and Katie. 

Staff and partners are hard at work preparing for the excitement that the OC Fair has been delivering since 1890. Shopping vendors are stocking their wares, and concessionaires are concocting intriguing food for fairgoers-—there are sure to be lots of things on sticks, deep-fried and wrapped in bacon.  

Key things to know:

· A limited number of tickets are available each day.

· Advance online ticket sales only—no transaction fees.

· Tickets are good only for the date purchased.

· Choose dates carefully—no refunds.

· Same-day fair admission is included with tickets to concerts during the fair.

· OC Fair is not currently planning to increase capacity.

· Ticket prices will not increase.

· Sales are no longer restricted to California residents.

· Masks are required indoors for unvaccinated guests.

. Tickets are $12 weekday general admission (Wednesday, Thursday) and $14 weekend general admission (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Admission for seniors (60+) and youth (ages 6-12) is $7 every day and children 5 and younger are free. 

The 2021 OC Fair mobile app is coming soon and will have information on daily activities as well as a map, news and information and tickets. 

The Fair will open each day at 10 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and midnight on weekends.

 General parking is still $10, $20 for buses and limos, credit card only. The free shuttle from Experian and OCTA’s OC Fair Express bus service will not be available this year. Carnival tickets are also on sale now so fairgoers can skip the ticket booths. Carnival tickets are also available on the RCS Fun app. 

It will be a different OC Fair for guests to explore. With a limited capacity of about 45,000 fairgoers each day, the event is designed to give visitors more elbow room and will have a reduced number of attractions. The OC Fair follows state and county health directives. Masks are required for unvaccinated guests inside OC Fair buildings.

More information is at ocfair.com/thefair. 

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive  in Costa Mesa,  is home to the annual OC Fair. Year-round attractions include Centennial Farm, Table of Dignity, Heroes Hall and Pacific Amphitheatre. OC Fair & Event Center also hosts year-round events. For more information, visit ocfair.com. 

LW Library Hours

The LW Library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. People can bring their own devices or browse shelves for reading material, sit down and relax in air-conditioned comfort.

Four computers are available for use with no appointments required. 

The Orange County Register, Long Beach Press Telegram, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and more are now available. People are welcome to take a seat and read for as long as they want.

The library continues to offer fax, copy and printing services along with nearly 40,000 different items to check out at the library.

For more information, call (562) 598-2431 or email LWLibrary@lwsb.com. People can also contact the library online at https://www.lwsb.com/lwcommunity/library/.

Preparations are underway for in-person NOCE classes to return to Leisure World this fall. 

Those who were previously enrolled in Leisure World NOCE— classes either in person or online—will need their banner ID to apply for classes this fall. People who do not know their banner ID  may stop by the Leisure World Library and staff will retrieve it for them. A government-issued ID or driver’s license will be needed to confirm identity.

People attending NOCE classes for the first time will need to obtain a banner ID to apply for classes this fall. Apply at https://www.noce.edu/admission-records/starting/new-students/.

 Once the application is approved, students will be emailed a banner ID. This process may take up to two business days. 

The LW Library plans to offer on-site banner ID applications to new students, but to minimize potential wait times and ensure a smooth experience, people should obtain a banner ID in advance if possible.

Those who do not have access to a computer to fill out the banner ID application may visit the LW Library and use one of its computers to apply. 

Staff can help people navigate the website to enter required information. Staff will be on hand to troubleshoot any problems people may encounter. A personal email address is needed to apply.

To speak to a NOCE staff member regarding an application or for more information, call (714) 808-4679.

Once residents have their banner ID, they are ready for registration when it starts in the fall.

The LW Library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Perspectives, pg 4

Letters to the Editor


During my seven years as a Leisure World resident, I have read many good suggestions in this publication on how to improve life in our community. I am now including an idea of my own.

During the past year, I have stood outside the Stock Transfer office window to simply obtain a form. Times waiting in line varied from 25 minutes (dog registration) to 45 minutes (carport rental agreement). During those waiting periods, I observed the very busy Stock Transfer Office employees stopping their work to hand out forms, with people sitting on a bench in the wind filling them out. Why can’t we simply download these forms from the GRF website?

I checked out the website of our sister community in Laguna Woods. In addition to fact sheets about living in the community, a move-in guide and other helpful information, you can also download forms! These include the contractor’s list, community map, decal registration, visitor passes request, estate sale application, change of address, dog registration, clubhouse rental, insurance disclosure and stock transfer applications, to name a few.

I would like to suggest GRF update its site to provide easy access to  information and forms. 

It will free up staff time and make it easier for residents. No more standing in line for up to an hour. And the good news is GRF can use Laguna Woods as a template. 

If the DMV, cities and other senior communities can make information more accessible, so can GRF! Thanks for your consideration.  

Suzanne Dunwell

Mutual 6


I moved to Mutual 10 in June, and I just want to put in a good word for Ulises Ramirez, a plumber with Service Maintenance. 

He was very prompt and effective in helping me with some jobs I needed accomplished. 

For example, on July 1, Mr. Ramirez performed the neat and timely job of changing my yard faucet. 

He is courteous, professional and knowledgeable. I am very pleased with his work.

Linda Lomma

Mutual 10

Member Column

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor

“Are you astronauts?” was my enthusiastic query when two petite women, dressed in blue jumpsuits, came through the door of the car rental facility at the Long Beach Airport.

“Indeed we are,” was their response. 

“Wow, you’re Christina Koch, and you’re Nicole Mann,” I said, reading the embroidered name tags on their uniforms. ”Wow!”

“And you?” asked Christina.Thus began a conversation wherein I learned that she was trained as an electrical engineer and Nicole had served as a Marine. They were friendly, enthusiastic conversationalists and willingly cooperative in having their photo taken with me. It was exciting to meet two active astronauts en route from Houston to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

When I returned home, I did a little research on the two. Christina, 42, was flight engineer on the International Space Station’s expeditions 59, 60 and 61. In 2019, she and Jessica Meir were the first all-female team to complete a succession of spacewalks. In December 2019, she broke the record for the longest continuous time in space by a woman and returned from space on Feb. 6, 2020, logging 328 days. Her extended mission is being used to study the physical, mental and biological effects of long-term space travel on women.

Nicole, 43, was being modest when she described herself as a Marine. A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and Stanford University, Lt. Col. Mann has logged over 2,500 flight hours in 25 different aircraft, completed 200 carrier landings, and flown 47 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. She is an experienced test pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. 

She completed her astronaut training in 2015 and is currently assigned to the first crewed test flight of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner, scheduled for later this year.

Both are also in training for NASA’s Artemis Program, launched in 2017, with the goal of returning humans to the Moon, specifically the lunar south pole in 2024. 

Koch grew up in North Carolina and holds both bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from North Carolina State University. She is married to Robert Koch, and the two enjoy backpacking, rock climbing, surfing, yoga, community service, and travel. 

Mann is married to Travis Mann and mother of an eight-year-old son. She is a native of California and holds both bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees in mechanical engineering with a specialty in fluid mechanics.

Meeting the two of them was a memorable experience that re-ignited my interest in the space program.


Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., July 8 Mutual 12

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

Fri., July 9 Mutual 3

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., July 12 Mutual 9

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., July 13 Mutual 16

Conference Rm A/virtual 2 p.m.

Wed., July 14 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9 a.m.)

Conference Rm A/virtual 9:15 a.m.

Thurs., July 15 Mutual 2

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., July 15 Mutual 11

Conference Rm B/virtual 1:30 p.m.

Recap of the Presidents’ Council, July 1

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Leisure World Seal Beach was convened at 9:05 a.m. by President Jackie Dunagan on July 1 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom video-telephone conference.

The following is a recap of that meeting:

The regular monthly Council meeting minutes of May 6 were approved by the Council, as printed.

Facilities Director Mark Weaver provided a verbal report on the Edison Reports, the Physical Property Manager position, the new water-conservation specialist, and water-conservation tips. It was the consensus of the council to add the water report to the agenda for next month.

Recording Secretary Priscilla Jimenez provided an update for Mutual Administration monthly reports and Stock Transfer monthly reports.

The vice president of Presidents’ Council, Mutual 10 President Ruthann Arlart, announced the following members as the nominating committee: Lee Melody, Richard Carson and Peggy Keller. The volunteer members agreed to being in the nominating committee.

The president of the Presidents’ Council, Mutual 15 President Jackie Dunagan, provided an update on the discussion of the GRF Management Scope of Services—Administration. At this time, the document is being rereviewed and is not ready for discussion.

Dunagan provided an update on the discussion of the GRF Management Scope of Services—Finance. At this time, the document is being rereviewed and is not ready for discussion.

Dunagan provided an update on the discussion of the GRF Management Scope of Services—Mutual Administration. At this time, the document is being rereviewed and is not ready for discussion.

Dunagan provided an update on the discussion of the GRF Management Scope of Services—Physical Properties. At this time, the document is being rereviewed and is not ready for discussion.

Dunagan provided an update on the discussion of the GRF Management Scope of Services—Security. At this time, the document is being rereviewed and is not ready for discussion.

The Emergency Information Committee was introduced by Phil Mandeville and the chair of that forum. The “On Your Own” document has been approved by the Golden Rain Foundation. Once the corrections are made, the document will be ready for distribution.

The committee then introduced Marty Williams, who presented the draft “Boots on the Ground” project. The committee stated that this booklet is still in the drafting stage and is open to suggestions for a title.

The Mutual presidents offered comments during the proceedings of the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:41 a.m.

The next Presidents’ Council meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom video-telephone conference.

GRF BOD Executive Committee Agenda

Friday, July 9, 1 p.m.

Administration Conference Room A and via Zoom

To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The tab will be active at 12:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The livestreaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call/Notice of Quorum 

3. Chairs Announcements

a. Introduction of Guests and Staff

b. Introduction of Committee Members

3. Rules of Order

4. Chairs Report

5. Shareholder/Member Comments

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 three minutes.

6. Approval of Minutes from May 14

7. Correspondence

8. Staff Reports 

a. Human Resources Director

b. Finance Manager 

c. Executive Director

9. Unfinished Business 

a. Member Resources & Assistance Liaison position description

b. Stock Transfer Office Reorganization, Update

10. New Business 

a. Golden Rain Foundation Code of Conduct Poster—Update

b. GRF Code of Conduct Email Disclaimer (Handout)

c. Boots on the Ground—Emergency Information Council

d. Administration Construction—Update

e. New Position: Administration/Communications Specialist

f. Administration, Office and Workstation Improvements, Phase Two

g. Juneteenth, New Federal Holiday

h. GRF Board Liaison with GAF—Discussion

i. Roundtable—New Format

j. Budget/Staffing—Discussion

k. 2021-2022 Committee Goals from Retreat

11. Governing Documents 

a. Amend 30-5093-1, Member Rules of Conduct 

b. Amend 30-5093-2, Member Rules of Conduct Non-compliance with Rules of Conduct – Fines and Penalties

c. Amend 30-5093-3, Procedure for Notification of Violation and Right of Hearing 

d. Amend 50-1640-4, Active Membership Certificate 

12. Future agenda items

13. Next Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 1 p.m. in Administration Conference Room A and via Zoom.

14. Adjournment

GRF Meetings 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.  

Thurs., July 8 Communications/IT Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., July 9 GRF Executive Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., July 12 Mutual Administration Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., July 14 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Health & Fitness


Weight-loss club grants amnesty for pandemic gain

Leisure World women were out in full force the morning of June 25 for the “Welcome Back to Wa-Rite” meeting. “It was wonderful seeing so many members out and about again,” said Margaret Humes. “We all definitely need the support and encouragement of one another.”

Because of the lockdown and inability to exercise at the gym, attend dance classes, swim or play outdoor sports, many people put on “pandemic pounds” because of stress eating or feeding their boredom. But Wa-Rite is bestowing amnesty on those who have degrees, giving them 90 days to take the extra weight off.

There were quite a few members who maintained their weight and some who actually lost weight. These disciplined ladies will be leading programs in the coming weeks to encourage the rest of the group.

President Carol Chambers inspired club members by reminding them that it’s all about getting healthy. Her motto is “If life is not what you want now, then change it!” She says everyone has the power to make decisions and get informed. She advises members to make a plan, adding that if they fail to plan, they’ll plan to fail. 

Wa-Rite is a support group of women who want to lose 10 pounds or more. It doesn’t endorse any specific diet. Club members meet on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 to share information and experiences. Weigh-ins begin at 7:45 a.m. and last until 8:45. All members must be LW residents. Dues are usually $10, but since it’s already halfway through the year, there is a $5 discount. Anyone with questions should call Margaret Humes at (562) 296-5834.

The Fitness Fusion Club meets in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Instructor Lori Sage also offers a class every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Marion Higgins at (562) 296-8328.

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, July 8: Hawaiian chicken with pineapple, brown rice, and Oriental vegetables; fresh cantaloupe; ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus Asian coleslaw.

Friday, July 9: Beef stew with potatoes, celery and carrots and onions, plus a biscuit; fresh orange; entrée Greek chicken salad, with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers. 

Monday, July 12: Oven-baked herbed chicken breast, macaroni and cheese, and mixed vegetables; peaches; chicken salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, July 13: Pork loin with apple-berry sauce, seasoned creamy noodles, and peas and onions; chocolate pudding; Chinese chicken salad, with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, July 14: Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and seasoned broccoli; baked apple with granola; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.


Come join the party, dancing and exercising to the different rhythms of salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata, cha cha, hip-hop, Bollywood, jazz and pop. The Zumba Club meets upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and at Veterans Plaza on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Mary Romero at (562) 431-0082 or or Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

Impaired Vision Support Group

Sharon Kohn will chair the roundtable discussion at the Impaired Vision Support Group’s meeting on July 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. All low-vision and blind LW residents, as well as caregivers, are welcome. Attendees should bring any questions they have to this informal meeting.

Happy Monday Get Strong 

Prevent age-related muscle loss with strength training. Via Zoom, certified personal trainer and Leisure World resident Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads simple at-home workouts with dumbbells and stretch tubing/bands every Monday at 4 p.m. This free, interactive half-hour group class is designed to help people stay strong and healthy for years to come. 

Christensen has certifications and education from National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Exercise Trainers Association, American Council on Exercise, Functional Aging Institute, Zumba®, Titleist Performance Institute, and more.

Email wildfire1@truetomybody.com or call (562) 879-1954 for registration information.

Qigong Club/Tai Chi Cha/Stick-ercise meets every Tuesday from 9:20-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Increase your flow of energy with low-impact movements and experience flexibility, focus and balance through stretching and exercise. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact club president Joann Mullens at (562) 596-3936 or Lillian Silva at lilliansilva027@gmail.com.

Community Blood Drive

The City of Seal Beach has partnered with the American Red Cross to host a monthly community blood drive at the Mary Wilson Library/Senior Center located at 707 Electric Ave, Seal Beach. The next blood drive is July 18  from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Future dates are Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 24 and Dec. 29

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, call the American Red Cross at (800) 733-2767 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org (use the sponsor code Seal Beach). Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to expedite their blood donation appointment by completing the required pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, prior to their appointment by visiting RedCrossBlood.org/rapidPass.

Hosting a blood drive coincides with the City of Seal Beach’s core values of giving back to the community. According to the American Red Cross, blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients, and trauma victims.

Yoga Club

Yoga is a great tool to increase strength, balance and flexibility. Classes are available in Clubhouse 6 every Wednesday:

9-10 a.m.: “Yoga for Healthy Aging” with Sally Burns

10:15-11:15 a.m.: with Travis Ott-Conn.  

The cost is $35 for five classes or $8 for drop-ins.

Jenny Ahn also teaches one-hour yoga classes on Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. for $5 per class.Text or call Connie Adkins at (562) 506-5063 with any questions regarding these classes.

Dance Fitness classes are held upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., plus at Veterans Plaza on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy moving to fun, energetic current pop and oldies music in different rhythms while working muscles, improving balance, and increasing strength and stamina. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

Sharp declines in cancer screening

The total number of cancer screening tests received by women through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (Early Detection Program) declined by 87 percent for breast cancer and 84 percent for cervical cancer during April 2020, as compared with the previous five-year averages for that month.

Prolonged delays in screening related to the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to delayed diagnoses, poor health consequences and an increase in cancer disparities among women already experiencing health inequities. “This study highlights a decline in cancer screening among women of racial and ethnic minority groups with low incomes when their access to medical services decreased at the beginning of the pandemic,” said Amy DeGroff, Ph.D., MPH, CDC health scientist and lead author.  “They reinforce the need to safely maintain routine health-care services during the pandemic, especially when the health-care environment meets COVID-19 safety guidelines.”

Screening declines observed in the Early Detection Program coincided with the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in spring 2020. Factors that might have contributed to the declines during this time include screening-site closures and the temporary suspension of breast and cervical cancer screening services due to COVID-19. The requirement or recommendation to stay at home and the fear of contracting COVID-19 also likely deterred individuals from seeking health-care services, including cancer screening.

Published in the journal Preventive Medicine, the study examined COVID-19’s impact on the Early Detection Program’s screening services during January-June 2020.

Among the findings: 

• Declines in breast cancer screening varied from 84 percent among Hispanic women to 98 percent among American Indian/Alaskan Native women.

• Declines in cervical cancer screening varied from 82 percent among Black women to 92 percent among Asian Pacific Islander women.

In April, the number of screening tests for breast cancer declined in metro (86 percent), urban (88 percent) and rural (89 percent) areas compared to the respective five-year averages. The decline for cervical cancer screening tests was 85 percent and 82 percent for metro and rural areas, respectively, and 77 percent for urban areas.

Screening volumes had begun to recover in all groups by June 2020, the end of the observation period.

“CDC encourages health-care professionals to help minimize delays in testing by continuing routine cancer screening for women having symptoms or at high risk for breast or cervical cancer,” said DeGroff. “The Early Detection Program can help women overcome barriers to health equity by educating them about the importance of routine screening, addressing their concerns about COVID-19 transmission, and helping them to safely access screening through interventions like patient navigation.”

For more information about the CDC’s work on breast and cervical cancer, please visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/.


Medical Qi Gong Club 

The Medical Qi Gong Club meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. George Stemmann, who began his tai chi studies at the Long Beach Senior Center and has since studied with Dave Heilig, uses movement to promote wellness, longevity and self-healing. He offers instruction on how to maintain health, reduce pain and relieve stress through prescribed movements.

Arts & Leisure

Quiet nature-lover’s longtime efforts recognized

by Patty Marsters


Eight years ago, Lorna Lass and two other Mutual 2 residents began to turn an unused area next to Carport 37 into something beautiful.  “At the time, my husband was in a nursing home,” Lass recalled. “This was good for my mental health; it was good for me physically and emotionally.”

Though the others are gone, Lass continues to cultivate the succulent garden, stopping by daily with a gallon jug filled with water. People donate cuttings and leave little treasures, such as little rabbit statues that are now hidden among the plants. A rockhound, Lass brings the stones. “There’s no budget,” she explains. “This isn’t an extra expense for the Mutual.

“I can’t always use everything that’s donated,” Lass continues. “People just leave things here, and I try to integrate them.” 

Under the shade of the big tree in the middle of the garden are two benches. GRF staff members have been spotted enjoying lunch there. “I’ve seen people sitting on that bench, waiting for the bus,” says Mutual 2 President Peggy Keller. 

The money for the benches came from a fundraising party Lass and former resident Marguerite Barr held. “Most of this was started by Marguerite,” Lass humbly says. “It’s a community endeavor.”  

But her labors were recognized by her neighbors on June 30, when the directors of Mutual 2 hosted a dedication to what’s now officially Lorna’s Garden.

“Chris Abel had the sign made,” said Debby Cobb, chair of the Mutual’s landscaping committee. “We wanted to recognize all that Lorna’s done to help beautify our Mutual.”

At the dedication, Cobb described Lass as quiet but loved by her community. “We’re so appreciative of her volunteer efforts,” said Debby Cobb, chair of the Mutual’s landscaping committee. 

“Everyone knows what you do,” chimed in Dave Mueller. “They don’t attend meetings or anything else, but they know all you do.”

The self-described nature-lover doesn’t just nature her namesake garden; as she visits the other gardens of her Mutual, she’ll stop to pull weeds or water plants. But the succulents behind Carport 37 are her main spot.

“When people come by and say, ‘Thank you,’” Lass says, “that really makes it all worthwhile.”

Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library 

Donations are now being accepted for the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor (LAR) Library Outdoor Book Sale. The sale itself will be held July 15 and 17 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 12000 Montecito Road, Seal Beach.

The LAR Friends of the Library Book Store will reopen July 13. The new hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (562) 430-1048, ext. 6.


American Legion Post 326, American Legion Auxiliary and the Filipino Association of LW (FALW) will sponsor bingo every Sunday starting July 11 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. All are welcome. For more information, contact Rich Carson at topsrich@gmail.com.

LW Bunco Club

The winners at the June 28 LW Bunco Club meeting were:

Most Buncos: Ian Garside

Most Wins: Dorothy Hill

Most Babies: Rosann MacGregor

Most Losses: Jean Hayes and Barb Manuel

Door Prize: Joanne Lester

The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. All LW residents and their guests are welcome to play this easy dice game. There’s a half-time social, giving attendees time to chat with friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346.

Amphitheater Rules

To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

• Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is first-come, first-served.

• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer onstage.

• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.

• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles. 

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage (see LW Security for assistance).

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

• Handicap seating is at street level, at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater. 

• No pets are allowed.

• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1.5 hours before the program begins, as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.

• Dancing is allowed only on the two side-wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.

• No flash photography.

• Do not climb over seats.

Amphitheater 2021 Shows

Amphitheater 2021, a shortened summer music festival, started June 24 at the 2,500-seat Leisure World Amphitheater. Residents are invited to celebrate summer under the stars at the free concerts, which start at 7:30 p.m. (schedule is subject to change). 

Residents must have GRF ID cards for admission; non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder. Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW Weekly office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. 

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Koffel’s food trucks and Mandie’s Candies will provide options for pre-event dining. 

Summer Concerts

• July 29: Revisiting the Orbison Years, a stunning tribute to the music of Roy Orbison.

Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Independence at Home 

• Aug. 19: Ronstadt Revival, a premier tribute to Linda Ronstadt.

Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Optum Care Network–Monarch/United Healthcare 

• Sept. 2: Petty Breakers, the nation’s No. 1 touring tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Sponsor: Optum Care Network–Monarch/United Healthcare

LW Scrabble Club

The Leisure World Scrabble Club meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. New members are welcome.

During the three meetings in June, seven members had at least one score above 300, and there were five bingos (e.g., the use of all seven tiles at once). Larry Edgar posted seven scores above 300, with a high of 471 points and one bingo. Suthy Choeuy had five 300-plus games, a high of 414 and three bingos. Maria Giegerich had three scores above 300,  a high of 324 and one bingo. Mary Hobbs  scored above 300 three times; her top score was 381. Marilyn Moody exceeded 300 in three games, with a high of 346. Flo Nesland topped 300 in two games, once with a score of 357. Wanda Bemben’s high score was a 383.

—Larry Edgar

Where We Live Club

The Where We Live Club will be back in action on July 19. The group intends to meet from 6:30-8 p.m. in a location to be announced (possibly Clubhouse 3, Room 3). There are a number of topics to be discussed, and the club invites all shareholders to join the conversation. Inquiries should be addressed to wherewelivelwsb@gmail.com.

Astronomy Club

The Leisure World Astronomy Club will meet Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. If the sky is clear, telescopes may be brought out for viewing. All are welcome to join and participate. For more information, contact club president John Rogers at (562) 431-7240.

Amphitheater 2021 Movie Nights

Seven movies will be shown on the Amphitheater’s gigantic screen on Fridays, starting at 8:30 p.m. (start times and schedule are subject to change). Friends and family are welcome at this free weekly event. 

The Minibus has on-call service to the open-air cinema beginning at 7:15 p.m.; call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is also available to take shareholders home after the show.

• July 9: “Greenland.” A family struggles for survival in the face of a cataclysmic natural disaster. PG-13 | 1h 59min | Action, Thriller 

• July 23: “Jumanji, The Next Level.” The gang is back, but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown—from arid deserts to snowy mountains—to escape the world’s most dangerous game. PG-13 | 2h 3min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Katella Senior Living Community and Alamitos West Health & Rehabilitation, CALMET Services 

• Aug. 6: “Minari.” A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. PG-13 | 1h 55min | Drama

Sponsor: Korean American Association 

• Aug. 13: “Wonder Woman.” When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. PG-13 | 2h 21min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care Service 

• Aug. 27: “Nomandland.” After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. R | 1h 47min | Drama

Sponsors: Cannon Legal Firm, Optum Care Network–Monarch/SCAN

• Sept. 3: “Coming to America 2.” African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet and build a relationship with this unexpected heir. PG-13 | 1h 50min | Comedy

Sponsors: Sandra Teel, Medicare Insurance Broker; Optum Care Network–Monarch/SCAN 

• TBD: “Knives Out.” A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. PG-13 | 2h 10min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Coin Club

After five meetings “on the green” during the pandemic, the Coin Club returns to Clubhouse 4, Room 2, on Wednesday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. This “groundbreaking” meeting will include a demonstration on coin cleaning, something the club’s old-timers have been warned against for years. The demonstrator will explain new, recognized methods to remove grit and grime from old coins without destroying their value. Most coins can be cleaned for around $10 apiece. Visitors are always welcome, and club members will try to answer any questions about the value of old coins.

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet on Thursday, July 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. The club will review the changes in procedures as a result of the new GRF Art Display Policy and make plans for future programs. Members, both new and old, are asked to bring a photo taken during the past year, mounted in a 16-by-20-inch mat or same size black frame, to share. Call Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978 with any questions.

Pinochle Club

The Leisure World Pinochle Club plays Mondays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 1. The official start time is 1 p.m., but the action begins earlier with table set-ups, and there’s usually a pregame for 25 cents. Four games of four separate hands of pinochle are played, then the winning partners change tables until each person has played a hand 16 times.

Attendees pay $2 to play for the day, and the winnings are paid to first through fourth place. 

Coffee and tea are available, and the club officers often provide a full meal once per month. There are occasional potlucks to celeberate a holiday; in the summer, there’s a luau.

The Pinochle Club has existed for 60 years, and one of its main attractions is the social interaction. “Most of the friends I have in Leisure World, our friendship started at the pinochle table,” says Marge Dodero, who has lived at LWSB for 23 years.

Anyone interested in learning the game can contact Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

Ladies Golf Club

Falling on a fifth Tuesday, the tournament on June 29 was a special one. For this challenge, each of the 52 lady golfers was only allowed the use of one three clubs throughout the nine-hole play. 

Flights were determined by handicap and the number of tournament participants. All  scores are low net.

Flight A (0-5 Handicap) Winners: First place: Hae Lee, 23; second place: tie between Myung Kim and Linda Herman, 24.

Flight B (6-8 Handicap) Winners: First place: Margie Thompson, 23; second place: tie between Judy Lim, Mimi Lee, Yvonne Yim and Young Yoon, 24.

Flight  C (9-10 Handicap) Winners: First place: Alison Kim, 22; second place: Melinda Lee. 23; third place: Liz Meripol, 24.

Flight D Winners: First place: Patti Latrell, 21; second place: Dale Quinn, 23; third place: tie between Donna Cooper and Delias Kim, 25.

—Dale Quinn

Community Karaoke

Everyone wants to sing now that the COVID shutdowns are done, and Community Karaoke Club provides a happy place where people can do that. On June 30, 40 singers were appreciated—and they loved the audience right back. And each week, a newcomer like Keith Clausen arrives to bravely take the stage

Some folks like to harmonize while singing a duet, and there are always familiar songs by Elvis. Some people pore over the karaoke song books, searching for a familiar old Ricky Nelson hit, a romantic ballad, or a Jim Reeves country-and-western number. These books contain more than 22,000 selections, ranging from gospel and show tunes to Christmas-, Hawaiian-, Irish- and patriotic-themed songs, as well as popular numbers from hundreds of artists.

The Community Karaoke Club in LW began around 1994.  Paul Salay kept it alive and well for many years before passing the mic to Walt Bier and Margie Thompson, who now host the fun every Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

Practice sessions are held on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. on the Amphitheater stage.

Saturday LW Bunco

The winners from the club’s June 26 meeting include:

Most Buncos: Dolores Ruiz and Rose Sprague

Most Bins: Laura Grier, Mary Milhone, Dina Navarro, Wilma Rojo and Kathy Russell

Most Babies: Joyce Ingram

Most Losses: Rita Fueyo

Door Prize: Barbara Robarge

The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The next meeting will be July 10 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m.; because of the demand for tables, a 12:30 p.m. arrival is advised. Play begins at 2 p.m. 

For more information, call Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.

Hui O Hula celebrate the good times, spread aloha

Hui O Hula enjoyed a couple of fun performances last week, including a potluck picnic organized by Mutual 16 directors and a birthday celebration hosted in Mutual 7 by Marie Alee for Joan Perry of Mutual 9. “Such good times for our hula group, as we have more opportunities now to spread some aloha inside and outside our community,” said Kaye Huff. 

Hula classes are every Tuesday upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Basic steps are taught at 1 p.m.; the band joins in at 1:30 for all students, new and advanced. Dancers should wear socks or soft slipper shoes—or go barefoot.

Today’s class at Veterans Plaza is canceled, but it will resume next Thursday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m. 

For more class information, call (562) 431-2242.

Chess Club

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

The White queen moves from g6 to h7. Then Black king moves to h7, White knight to g5, then Black king to h8. White’s next move is checkmate.

Chess partners are available when the LW Chess Club meets on Fridays from 2-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for a free lesson.

Men’s Monday and Wednesday Golf League Results

Twelve of Leisure World’s Men’s League golfers competed on June 28 at the par-70, 6,000-yard Willowick Golf Course. It was a beautiful morning with temperatures in the low 70s. Willowick is fairly flat but long; there are no water hazards, but several sand traps are yawning chasms in front of more than a few small greens.

This week, the greens were again in excellent condition, but the fairways are still very uneven, with numerous wet and muddy spots. With the average course conditions and little wind, the golfers delivered only six rounds at or under par, but there were seven birdies.

A Flight handicap is 0-20; B Flight is over 20. All scores are net.

A Flight Winners: First place: Fujio Norihiro, 2 under 68; second: Sam Choi, 1 under 69; third: Larry Hillhouse, even par 70; fourth; tie between Dave LaCascia and Jim Goltra; fifth: Bill McKusky; sixth: Gary Stivers. Norihiro, Choi, Hillhouse and LaCascia each had a birdie. Norihiro also had fewest putts, and Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 12th hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Ron Sommers, an excellent 8 under 62; second: Gene Vesely, a nice 4 under 66; third: Lowell Goltra, even par 70; fourth: tie between Mike Looney and Bob Munn. Munn had two birdies, and Loony had one. Lowell Goltra had fewest putts, and Sommers was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 fourth hole.

On July 2, the Meadowlark Golf Club in Huntington Beach hosted 15 men and one woman. Meadowlark is a par-70, 5,800-yard course that has significant elevation changes on the back nine, with shrewdly placed sand traps and numerous water hazards. The greens and fairways were in great condition; at tee time, the day was cool, with no wind. With the great playing conditions, the golfers attacked the course but generated only five at- or under-par rounds. There were four birdies, and Hillhouse produced a rare chip-in eagle on the 228-yard, par-4 fourth hole.

A Flight Winners: First place: Choi, 3 under 67, second: tie between Hillhouse, Jim Goltra and Norihiro, 2 under 68; third: Bill McKusky, 1 over 71; fourth: Tim Looney; fifth: Ron Jackson; sixth: Stivers. Hillhouse, McKusky and Tim Looney each had a birdie. Jim Goltra was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 16th hole, and Norihiro was closest on the 140-yard, par-3 seventh hole. Jackson had fewest putts.

B Flight Winners: First place: tie between Vesely and Sommers, an excellent 5 under 65; second: Liz Meripol, 2 over 72; third: Munn; fourth: Mike Looney; fifth: Tom Ross. Vesely had fewest putts and a birdie. 

Friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. The league plays at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, and all are always quite full, so advance league reservations are becoming the norm, with a sign-up sheet available at each round. If interested, contact, Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Dancing Feet Club

 Dancing Feet Club now hosts two events in Clubhouse 2. Ballroom and line dancing are every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-9:30 p.m.  Bring your own snacks and drinks; no alcoholic drinks allowed. Come dressed to impress.

Line dance class and practice are every Monday from 7-9 p.m.

Both events are free.  For more information, contact Ed Bolos via text at (551) 998-4223 or email at edbolos@comcast.net.

Friendly Couples Club

Beginning July 14, the Friendly Couples Club will resume meeting every second Wednesday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 5 p.m. Members of this social club should bring a bag lunch to the July meeting, during which upcoming events will be discussed, including an August barbecue at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area and monthly potluck dinners. 

Couples who would like to join should contact Jeanette Williams at (818) 358-9185 or jnw7491@gmail.com.

Monday Bridge Club

Winners at the June 28 meeting of the Monday Bridge Club were: 

First place: J.J. Halter

Second place: Paul Chang

Third place: Evelyn Scherber

For questions about the club, contact Marion Standish at (562) 493-1236.

Golfers enjoy tournament, picnic

The second Leisure World Guys & Gals Tournament of the month was played on the Turtle Lake Golf Course on June 30 and was followed by a picnic at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. There were numerous raffles of Roger Dunn discount cards, plus golf balls and hats provided by United Healthcare and Optum. A good time was had by all. Eighty-five golfers and family members enjoyed a delightful feast of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, beer, soda, wine and water. Dessert was apple pie and cupcakes. 

In the tournament, three flights of a one-man-and-one-woman teams participated for best net scores, four circle holes (within a 5-foot circle) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges. A total of 32 teams of golfers competed through the early morning and into the afternoon. At the initial 7:30 a.m. tee time, the weather was overcast, cool and windless. Only 1 of the 32 rounds was net above par. Bill Long recorded a Hole-In-One—his second this year and on the same hole.

The greens and course fairways remain in very good condition, with the wet and muddy spots mainly gone. However, the tee boxes are still in poor shape, with very low growth and many bald spots.

The golfers extend a special thanks to the Starters, who are a big help in keeping the various ladies’ and men’s tournaments on time and running smoothly.

A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-10; B Flight is handicaps of 11-13; and C Flight is handicaps of 14-18. All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap).

A Flight Winners: First place: Young Lee and Hae Lee, a terrific 10 under 44; second: Bill Lyons and Pam Krug, a nice 8 under 46; third: tie between Jay Kim and Myung Kim and Bill Long and Janice Turner, 6 under 48; fourth: tie between Glen Barry and Karen Mendon, Dale Williamson and Mary Grieg, and Paul Alloway and Ann Tran, 5 under 49.

B Flight Winners: First place: Won Lee and Mimi Lee, a remarkable 12 under 42; second: Dave LaCascia and Liz Meripol, a super 10 under 44; third: tie between Walt Bier and Margie Thompson and James Farr and Sandy Derouin, a grand 7 under 47; fourth: Won Song and Jane Song, a marvelous 6 under 48.

C Flight Winners: First place: tie between James Choi and Grace Choi and Bruce Bowles and Patty Littrell, a lovely 10 under 44; second: Ron Jackson and Dale Quinn, an excellent 9 under 45; third: tie between Tri Nguyen and Laura Garcia, Marv Jones and Marilyn Hewitt, and Hyun Lee and Hi Lee, a fine 7 under 47; fourth: tie between Lee Broadbent and Joann Lim and Ken Notorleva and Alison Kim, 6 under 48.

Closest to the pin on the par-3 eighth hole was Tri Nguyen and Linda Herman. On the par 3 17th hole, Dave LaCascia was closest for the men and Liz Meripol for the ladies. There were also eight circle hole winners.

The next Guys & Gals Tournament will be on July 21. If you are scheduled to play and cannot, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as you know.

—Dave LaCascia

Classical music club welcomes new instructor 

The Korean American Classical Music Society, founded by Grace S. Kim in 2012, promotes friendship through interpretation and appreciation of classical music (opera, symphony, etc.), selected pieces of modern music, and group participation in events such as concerts and other performances. The club meets today, July 8, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2, then on the second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month. Members should bring their own coffee cups.

Hard-working instructors Dr. Robert Chung and Ken Chong are retiring this year; the group truly appreciates their contributions and will miss them. Stepping in is Dr. Samuel Kyu Kim, who received his doctorate in musical arts with a major in choral conducting and minors in voice, orchestral conducting, music history and church music from the University of Southern California. Though he and his wife recently moved to Mutual 12, he is already actively involved in the community.

Women’s Club Table Top Games

LW Women’s Club Table Top Games will meet at 1 p.m. on July 16 in Clubhouse 2. Play any game you want: Skipbo, Yahtzee, cribbage, pinochle, euchre, dominos, Scrabble, Rummikub, Monopoly, five crowns, Phase 10, Quiddler, canasta, hand and foot, bridge, poker, etc. Bring what you need in order to play. 

If you have trouble finding people to play the game you want to play, call Janice Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240, and she will help. If you are a member and want to play something, call Krehbiel or just go to the meeting and see if you can join a table. Maybe you can learn a new game.

In order to set up the correct number of tables, one person per table must call Krehbiel. There will be a paper on each table for members to sign in and cite the game being played.

Lunch will not be served, but there will be coffee and iced tea, plus some sweet treats. For those bringing their own lunch, doors will open at noon. 

Women’s Club membership will be sold in the lobby during the July 16 meeting; everyone playing that day will be a member or a first-time guest of a member. Anyone with questions about membership should contact Rose Marie Sprague at (714) 742-8362 while membership chairperson Penny Wright is on vacation. For all other questions or concerns, contact Krehbiel at the phone number above or via email at jhkhoop@aol.com.

LWSB Book Club 

Everybody is welcome to the LWSB Book Club, which meets on the third Thursday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1-3 p.m.

The club promotes a love of literature in a positive and nurturing environment, with the purpose of bringing the community together to learn about and discuss books. The monthly reading selection rotates among nonfiction, fiction and a book chosen by individual members. Anyone with questions should contact club president Thomas Gan at gltjiook@gmail.com or (562) 248-8711.

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

July 8-14

Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot

Now that the economy has reopened, most food trucks have gone back to their regular routes and will no longer be available to serve LWSB.

• 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. 

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


 All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. 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/. 

Video Producers Club 

Beginning July 12, the Video Producers Club will begin its club room open hours. The room is located behind the top row of the Amphitheater seating area. Free classes are planned for video editing, how to convert a VHS tape to a DVD, and transferring video and photos from Android phones to your computer. The schedule will be announced in the LW Weekly and on the Video Producers Club’s Facebook page.

There will be at least one club member to assist residents during the club room’s open hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-noon. At present, that schedule is: Mondays: Joe Osuna and/or Owen Hughes; Tuesdays: Leslie Parker; Wednesdays: Joseph Valentinetti; Thursdays: Janice Laine; Fridays: Irene Cistaro. For more information, contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com.

Cribbage Club

Bob Berry paid the $1 weekly playing fee for each of the 57 members of the Cribbage Club on June 29. Officers of the club served sandwiches and chips for lunch at 11:30 a.m., while Howard Blakely added a food platter and Eileen Dohl brought cookies in celebration of her birthday. Carrie Kistner donated coffee cups for the club’s use. 

Seven games were played for a possible perfect score of 847. Prize winners were: First place: Candy Meyers, with 836; second place: Ron Jackson, with 832; third place: Bob Ide, with 830: fourth place: tie between Jim Kasper and Sandra deDubovay, each with 829. Linda Smith won six out of seven games. 

The Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1, with play starting at 12:30 p.m. Dues this year are $3.

Community, Pages 12-14

Sunshine Club

Learn the best practices of estate planning

On Friday, July 9, at 10 a.m., Christopher Lahera will share his  knowledge of estate/succession planning, trust and probate administration, and asset protection with the members of the Sunshine Club.

All shareholders are welcome to join this Zoom 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 via email can text their name,  Mutual number, and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, July 8, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls).  

During the presentaton, Lahera will go over the probable consequences of unsuccessful estate planning at the end of one’s journey, while delivering insights into the benefits of a successful estate plan. Along the way, LWers will learn about the typical probate process and a plan of action to avoid the protracted system of probating a decedent’s estate. 

 Lahera is  the founder and principal attorney at the Lahera Law Office. He holds the unique qualifications of being a licensed attorney, firefighter, and notary public in the State of California. His team has years of experience in advising and assisting clients in matters involving estate planning, probate and trust administration, personal injury claims, and entity formation. 

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.

senior peace club

Gerrie Schipske will speak on Community Legal Aid

by Nancy Goldstein

LW conrtibutor

The Senior Peace Club’s will meet  in person on Tuesday, July 13, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Gerrie Schipske, the club’s featured speaker, will present a program on Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLASOCAL), a group dedicated to meeting the legal needs of the greatest number of low-income people throughout the Orange and Los Angeles Counties. 

CLASOCAL, located in Santa Ana, provides no-cost legal services to those facing problems concerning housing, domestic violence, elder abuse, public benefits, family, immigration, and health care. The Health Consumer Action Center (HCAC) at the Legal Aid Society provides free assistance to clients who qualify for services related to healthcare coverage and health service access issues. HCAC provides legal assistance on private and public health insurance programs.In addition, the HCAC assists clients navigate the health care system, access health care coverage and services, and assists with their medical bills and other health related legal issues.

Schipske is a registered nurse practitioner and health care attorney working with Community Legal Aid SoCal to bring no-cost legal services to those who are experiencing difficulties accessing health care coverage or benefits. She has extensive experience in the health care industry having worked with Blue Shield, Kaiser, and Med Partners. The State Senate Rules Committee appointed Schipske for nine years to the Medical Board of California, which disciplines and licenses 165,000 physicians. Schipski taught public policy and health care administration and law at CSULB for over 11 years.

The club will be celebrating the return to normalcy with festive refreshments. There will be coffee, cookies, ice cream and other treats.

For further information, call Jacquie Clarke at (562) 896-4453.

Drop off batteries behind CH 5, not at the shredding event

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) Battery collection buckets are now the behind Clubhouse 5 in the alley. Consumer batteries, including hearing aid batteries, are accepted for recycling. There will not be any opportunity to recycle old batteries at the shredding service event on Tuesday, July 13, as in the past.  

The GAF  Board decided to have a separate collection from the  shredding service to avoid the risk of mixing of documents and batteries. LWers are asked to drop off small batteries to behind Clubhouse 5 in the orange buckets, which are  picked up by an outside contractor. No printer cartridges will be accepted for donation. 

The GAF is an independent nonprofit, 501(c) (3) charitable organi-zation dedicated to serving the residents of Seal Beach Leisure World. Its purpose is to make the community a better place to live. The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. 

All GAF programs are provided free to Leisure World shareholders. The GAF is entirely staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. The generous support of shareholders, residents, clubs organizations and businesses is the main source of income. GAF’s programs and projects are made possible by the volunteer efforts of so many. 

For more information, go to www.GoldenAgefdn.org  or call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Paws, Claws and Beaks potluck is today

The Paws, Claws and Beaks club invites LW pet owners to its potluck barbecue today, July 8, in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area beginning at noon. 

People may bring their pets in carriers or on  6-foot-long leashes, along with a side dish for eight people. There will be raffle prizes to win, so make sure to come with cash to support the Leisure World Pet Lovers’ Club and enjoy the day with the club. 

Everyone is required to sign in at the picnic. People are asked to  RSVP to Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5310 or craft.kaplan029@gmail.com.


Shredding service is next Tuesday, July 13

The next Golden Age Foundation (GAF) shredding service event will be held on Tuesday, July 13, in the Clubhouse 2 parking  lot from 10 a.m.-noon. 

This event will once again be  drop-and-go only, with no waiting in line. The GAF is asking people to observe  social distancing and to consider wearing face masks when they drop off their shredding materials.

The GAF would like to remind LWers of the following rules for the shredding service: 

• Drop off shredding materials and leave.

• Materials should be dropped off in a plastic or brown paper bag; cardboard boxes will not be accepted.

• Lines will not be allowed to form, and there will be no chairs for people to sit and wait for their documents to be shredded.

• GAF volunteers will guard bags until the shredding truck arrives to shred on-site. 

• Remove staples and paper clips from all documents. 

• No electronic devices will be accepted. 

• Contaminated bags will be turned away. 

The GAF is an independent, nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to serving the residents of Leisure World Seal Beach. Its purpose is to make the community a better place to live. The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. 

GAF programs are provided free to Leisure World shareholders. It is entirely staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. Donations are welcome.

To receive  more information about the shredding event, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339. 

Brenda Thomason is named the new Mobility Aids chair

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is happy to announce Brenda Thomason as its new Mobility Aids chair. 

Thomason is one of the newest members on the Golden Age Board. She and her crew have been instrumental in keeping the Mobility Aids program running during this transitional period.  Thanks to Thomason and the Mobility Aids volunteers, the program hasn’t missed a beat.  

The Mobility Aids program has recently changed its hours of operation to Monday-Friday from  9-11 a.m. 

Those interested in receiving more information about the program or who need a mobility aid  can call (562) 431-9589.  Leave a message and aGAF phone volunteer will return your call.

The GAF was established in 1973 with a 501(c) (3) status.  The Articles of Incorporation state that its purpose is to better the Leisure World community through its programs, aid, and activities. The GAF is run totally by donations of all kinds, such as monetary and volunteer time. 

Other GAF programs include the Hospitality Room in Clubhouse 6, the quarterly shredding service, yearly taxes  program and battery recycling program.

 For more information, go to www.GoldenAgefdn.org.

Y Service Club

The Y Service Club will meet on Wednesday, July 21, after 16 long months. Member meetings will be held every third Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Continental breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m., and the meeting is from 8-9 a.m.

Since there is much business to discuss, there will be no guest speaker.

Y Service has over 60 men and women who are dedicated to serving residents of Leisure World and raise funds for Leisure World projects as well as the local YMCA,  including the  “Kids to Camp” scholarship program.

To receive more information, call or text Dianne Hart at (714) 955-2885.

Tax volunteers who live outside of LW keep coming back for the people

by Diana Lambert

GAF Income Tax Chair 

Editor’s note: The last names in this article are protected  due to AARP policies. 

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) has helped people prepare their tax returns for over 45 years in Leisure World.  Currently, the program is sponsored by AARP Tax Aide. In addition to the Leisure World volunteers, some volunteers live outside the Leisure World gates. Here are three of their stories:

Ed H. has prepared taxes in Leisure World for three years.  He responded to a flyer inside the monthly AARP magazine after he retired. He filled out an AARP volunteer questionnaire. After being contacted, he volunteered to prepare tax returns and the rest is history.  

Ed was familiar with Leisure World because his wonderful, loving and caring in-laws lived here.  His mother-in-law, Claire Hecht, previously volunteered in the LW Friends of the Library Book Store. Ed volunteers at multiple AARP sites, but especially loves working at Leisure World because he feels the residents need the help. He enjoys meeting them and preparing their tax returns.

Marilyn L. has prepared tax returns for five years. While shopping at Ralph’s, she met a former co-worker who was coordinating the tax program.  She had recently retired and had been thinking about what kind of volunteer work she should pursue.  She felt that this would be a great place to use her accounting background and it would be a great team to join. 

“The IRS has always held a frightening place in so many peoples’ minds that it’s nice to put them at ease by preparing their tax returns.” Marilyn said.  “Even people who owe taxes are so appreciative to get this onerous task taken care of.  The rewards are many but the best one is the people I meet. Back in the day when we met face to face, it was always a pleasure to chat with people as I prepared their returns.  You meet the most interesting people in LW with lots of interesting backgrounds.” 

Kim N. has been a tax volunteer for 15 years. She worked in Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Leisure World Seal Beach. She volunteered to help people and socialize with other volunteers and clients. She has enjoyed helping others.

This filing season was an especially challenging time.  Over 500 residents benefitted from the dedication and efforts of all the volunteers, who selflessly gave their time to help taxpayers..   

Democratic Club

What to expect on the special election recall ballot

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

All Leisure World voters will want to be aware of two issues relating to the upcoming recall special election. The first is a bill passed by the California legislature and signed by the governor  that could move the timing for this election to as early as August. In addition, voters will be faced with a proposition to be placed on the ballot by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The 3-2 vote drew support from board Chairman Andrew Do (currently termed out in 2024), Lisa Bartlett (termed out in 2022) and Doug Chaffee (whose first term ends next year). It was opposed by Don Wagner (whose first full term ends in 2024) and Katrina Foley (who won a special election in March).

The title of the ballot proposition is “A Lifetime Ban After Three Terms in Office for Members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.” That makes it sound as if a “yes” vote would toughen limits.  The wording is misleading.  Political observers from both ends of the spectrum have said the proposal looks to them like a last-ditch effort by politicians hoping to extend their own careers. 

Currently, Orange County board members are limited to two consecutive terms. They must then take a break before running again. The new proposition, if passed by the voters, would allow supervisors to serve three consecutive terms, after which they could not run again. However, the proposition as currently written may allow termed-out current board members to serve longer than three terms. 

The proposed new rules would only apply going forward. This could be interpreted to mean that both current and past supervisors would be able to serve up to three more terms in addition to what they have already served.

The Orange County Register has taken a strong stand against the proposition, saying “if supervisors want to extend term limits, they should have proposed a measure for future boards only and drafted a fair title.”  


During its  June 22 meeting, the county board of supervisors also kicked off the official County redistricting process with a public hearing. The Democratic Club will report on that hearing as soon as the information is released.  The District 2 Supervisor Katrina Foley feels every resident of the county, which includes LW, should have a voice in this process. She will announce five public meetings for the district in the coming weeks. Visit https://cob.ocgov.com/2021-redistricting for the latest information on redistricting.


The Democratic Club’s voter service center booth outside Clubhouse 6 is open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Voter registration forms, membership applications, club newsletters, brochures and other resource materials are available at the booth.

Mutual 7 Picnic

Mutual 7 will host its annual picnic on Saturday, June 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the picnic area of Clubhouse 1. Bingo will be played following lunch. 

Mutual leadership will bring hot dogs, buns, condiments, paper goods, plastic cutlery and water. Residents are asked to bring a potluck dish for 8-10 people to share. People can bring a salad, fruit, picnic dishes or dessert. 

Residents are also asked to bring an unwrapped “white elephant” gift item to the picnic. 

To RSVP, call Carol Rasmussen at (562) 594-4139.

Chinese Friendship Club

The Chinese Friendship Club meets every Thursday at 1p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. During the meetings the group plays games and gets to know each other better. There will be no refreshments served at the meetings. 

Everyone is welcome to join the meeting. The club does not charge membership fees in order to join. Call club president Stella Huang at (562) 588-3014 for more information.

American Latino Club

The American Latino Club will open its doors today, July 8, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 11:30 a.m.

Members are asked to call if they intend to come, as there is a maximum limit of 85 people at a time in the room. This way, the club can add any new people who want to become members.

Current members  will have until Aug. 12  to let club leaders know if they intend to continue membership. The club will begin accepting new members in August.

The club will celebrate the birthdays of club president Maria Rodriguez and treasurer Carmen Edwards at its July 8 meeting.  This celebration is exclusively for members of the club. Members will receive a slice of pizza with a cup of lemonade or coffee, along with ice cream and cake for dessert. 

For reservations, call Rodriguez at (562) 430-3405 or Edwards at (562) 431-4257.

Republican Club

Election Integrity Project will be featured in next meeting

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor


Election Integrity Project, California (EIPCa) will be featured in the regular monthly GOP club meeting  on Wednesday, July 21,  at 7 p.m.  in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Election Integrity Project is a non-profit, non-partisan group working to make sure that “every lawfully cast vote is accurately counted.”

In December 2017, EIPca filed a civil lawsuit, in partnership with Judicial Watch, charging that the California Secretary of State and the Registrar in Los Angeles County were not updating voter lists as required by the National Voter Registration Act. 

The lawsuit alleged that LA County had a voter registration rate equal to 112 pecent of the adult population, and the rate was about 101 percent for California as a whole. The lawsuit also alleged that 11 of California’s 58 counties had more registered voters than adult citizens.

In January 2019, one year later, California and LA County entered into a settlement agree-ment saying they would remove upward of 1.2 million voters from registration rolls. However, according to a recent update on its website, EIPca reports that LA County appears to have not removed anyone from voter rolls since the settlement.

EIPca also notes, “The Census Bureau reports that the mobility rate is 12 percent (per year) for residents in Los Angeles County.” This means that each year, on the average, 12 percent of LA County residents leave the county or move to another place within it.

Focusing on LW, club president David Harlow said, “As far as the past election is concerned, I think we should just move on. The 2020 election is over; that’s it. The issues going forward are the recall and the HR1 bill (also known as For the People Act). This is a terrible bill that would remove most of the safeguards that are currently in place to prevent voter fraud and would override the current election laws in every state.”

Harlow said, “Proponents argue that HR1 will allow disenfranchised voters to participate by requiring that every registered voter must receive a ballot in the mail, and removing impediments such as voters having to register beforehand or, in some states, submit voter ID,” he added.


The Republican Club booth is open on the first Monday of each month from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside Clubhouse 6.

Anyone who wants to be added to the club membership roster or to receive more infor-mation can send an email to dharlow50@aol.com or call (714) 928-1950. 

Members will be emailed an agenda and minutes for each meeting and other infor-mation deemed necessary and/or appropriate by the president.

Club members are encouraged 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.  Those who do not want their name, ideas, or opinions to be made public should so indicate. 

Italian American Club

The first meeting of the Italian-American Club will be Wednesday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Returning members should note on their calendars that this is a new day, time and place. All Leisure World residents are welcome.

Mini Farm

Mutual 5 resident Anna Derby finds joy working in her Mini Farm plot. When she decided to grow her own corn, she wasn’t sure thow it would work out since she hadn’t grown it before. Corn was one of  her favorite foods while she grew up in South Korea, and it’s still one of her favorites today.

She saw corn transplants at the nursery in February. To take a chance and try something different, she brought home and planted six stalks in her Mini Farm.

After over four months of TLC, Derby began to see the corn grow by one. One day while tending those vegetables, a neighboring mini farmer gave her a surprising but helpful piece of advice. In order to avoid losing her growing corn to birds and other animals, Derby would need to wrap each ear of corn with cotton-like fabric.

Derby enlisted the help of her Mutual 11 friend Pat Erickson, who is a master in making anything with fabric. Erickson made close to 20 cotton pockets for Derby’s corn. Hopefully, these pockets will protect birds or animals until the corn is ready for harvest. 

Besides the ears of corn, Derby also has tomatoes, green onions, Korean peppers, sesame seeds and spinach. No matter what happens, she still enjoys learning about and tending the vegetables in her Mini Farm plot.



In Memoriam

Ann Knowlton 99

George Meza 89

Iona Smith 97

Paul Sharpe 59

Thomas Baldwin 93

Roalina Hebreo 95

Rosemarie Motts 60

Charles Grafft 62

Susan Blocher 64

Mercy Udeochu 66

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—Paid obituary

religion, pages 19-20

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.  

The Message

   The writings of the apostle Peter continue in book of Second Peter.  This epistle was written in 66 AD, shortly before Peter’s martyrdom. It is Peter’s final word to believers before his death by crucifixion. The subject matter of his second letter shifts from the message of hope for believers during times of suffering in his first epistle, to the approaching apostasy of the church. Peter was writing to expose, stop and defeat false teachers. This letter is his instructions on how to prepare for these false teachers, and the eventual apostasy.

Scripture of the Week

This well-known verse is repeated in several books of the Old Testament over a long time span, which means this repeated verse was taught and familiar from generation to generation. 

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10,  NASB).


Saturday and Sunday services have the same message given by Pastor Bruce Humes. Sunday is a traditional service, with hymnal music provided by Pat Kogok at the piano. Janet Ray will sing a special hymn this week. Sunday service is from 9:30-10:45 a.m.  

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

 The Friday evening prayer meeting is from 6-7.


The state of California has lifted the COVID-19 restrictions with respect to churches. However, since Leisure World is a vulnerable community of residents, First Christian asks for those experiencing any COVID-19, flu or cold symptoms to stay home.  

Those who want to speak to someone at the church can call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message. The church is located on Northwood Road, behind Carport 125.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will continue its hybrid service programs on Friday, July 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom with Rabbi Mark Perman at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 10, at 9:30 a.m. An oneg will follow services. The potluck kiddush lunches are resuming this week. Those who come in person on Saturday are asked to bring a dish.

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.  If not clear, call Jeff at (714) 642-0122 well in advance.

The book club will meet on Tuesday, July 20,  at 1:30 p.m. the club is reading “Here I Am: Contemporary Jewish Stories from Around the World,” edited by Marsha Lee Berkman and Elaine Marcus Starkman.

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

LWers are welcome to join the LW Baptist Church family worship service starting at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 11. 

Light or darkness, formal or heart-religion is the theme in Luke 11:29-54. Jesus addresses questions about sign-seeking, spiritual enlightenment, ritualism or ceremonialism, and fault-finding. The congregation will sing “The Light of the World is Jesus.” 

This month, the choir brings patriotic songs that trace the country’s faith legacy. The Lord’s Supper is the first Sunday of each month. 

For more information about the church, call (562) 430-2920.

Faith Christian Assembly

“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” D.L. Moody, the great preacher and evangelist famously said these words that continue to inspire today. Faith Christian Assembly believes in the power of prayer. The welcoming and friendly group gathers to pray each Sunday at 5 p.m. prior to the  5:30 p.m. celebration service. All are welcome to attend.

Pastor Sheri Leming will lead prayer and teach at the celebration service. 

Sunday morning service is at 10:30 and the midweek Bible study is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Both are taught by Pastor Sheri Leming.  GriefShare:  weeky meetings are on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 

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

Community Church

Over the years the world has become more personalized and media consumption more selective. People tend to only hear what they believe it is their right to believe when that belief comes up against cold, hard facts.  

Facts in this day and age can be  difficult to come by, especially when things are described in language based on feelings. However, a person’s understanding should be constantly evolving. 

There is something to be said for facts and truth, especially when it is difficult to hear them.  In this week’s message based in the Gospel of Mark, Community Church will see the lengths humans will go to avoid the truth.  

Community Church is a place where everything is designed with the first-time participant in mind.  Thos who have not felt welcome in church or have never participated in church before are welcome  to join.

  As Orange County continues to emerge from the pandemic, Community Church invites everyone to participate based on their personal comfort either virtually on Zoom and Facebook or in person for  those who are vaccinated.  

The sanctuary is open for those who are vaccinated and those who either cannot comephysically or are on vacation can join virtually on Facebook.

The Delta variant of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Long Beach, which means it could also turn up in Seal Beach. Current guidance is to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Those who are vaccinated are welcome to join Community Church services in person.

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

Those who are in need of assistance without another way to receive it can leave a message on the phone system at (562) 431-2503 or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com. 

Redeemer Lutheran

Join Redeemer Lutheran Church for worship and fellowship at 13564 Saint Andrews Drive this Sunday, July 11, as the congregation considers the Letter to the Ephesians.  

The main service, with Communion and a choir, is held inside the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.  

Dee Sessa and Maria Swift are this week’s ushers, and Carol Costello and Beverly Anderson will lead the prayers and scriptural readings. Organist Sharon Heck and choir will offer inspirational music and hymns.  

Need a spiritual lift in the middle of the week?  

The midweek Bible study, led by Pastor Lynda Elmer, is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

A prayer-filled service with reflection and Communion is held at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel in the sanctuary.   

Those who are in pastoral need can call (562) 598-8697.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev is currently on hiatus due to Rabbi Galit-Shirah’s health concerns. The online Zoom and Facebook services will begin  around the end of July.

In the meantime, Beit HaLev has sent out membership forms via email to those currently on its email list. Beit HaLev’s future, as always, is changing. For the first time in a few years, Beit HaLev will hold live, in-person services for the High Holy Days and once-a-month Friday night Shabbat services.

Beit HaLev is a Jewish Universalist community.  It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. Each service is  joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the Divine and doesn’t believe in labels.

To learn more about Beit HaLev and how to be a part of the community, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.

Christian Fellowship and Fun Club

The Christian Fellowship and Fun Club meets for a potluck the fourth Tuesday of the month in Clubhouse 4 at 6 p.m. 

The club does not meet in July, August or December. The next meeting will be in September. 

All are welcome to join. There are no membership fees. For more information, call (562) 455-6218.

Assembly of God

The second part of Pastor Chuck Franco’s sermon titled “The Bridge of Destiny,” from Hebrews 6:4-20, illustrates what benefit is in store for those who pursue the things God has destined for them to do as they walk into spiritual maturity. 

 LW Assembly of God meets at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  The worship style is joyfully traditional. The Wednesday Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. in the same location and is working through 1 Peter, offering “A Journey into Hope: When Life Gets Tough.”  

The hymn sing will resume on Sunday, July 18, at 6 p.m.  This is an open, interdenominational celebration of Asssembly of God’s shared musical heritage and fellowship.  

Leisure World Assembly of God exists to love people unconditionally, worship God wholeheartedly, act compassionately and grow continually. Those who have questions about the church or need counseling or prayer can call Pastor Chuck at (562) 357-4360 or email lwagpastorc@gmail.com. People can also reach out to the prayer team leader Carolyn VanAalst at (562) 343-8424.

Holy family Catholic Church

Father Joseph Son Nguyen to succeed Father Caboboy

Father Joseph Son Nguyen  has been named to succeed Fr. Juan Caboboy at Holy Family Parish, where he feels close to home. 

Father Joseph grew up in west-central Orange County, California, and graduated valedictorian from La Quinta High School in  Westminster in 1981. In college he received the invitation to priestly formation by the first Bishop of the Diocese of Orange William Johnson, and went on to receive a bachelor’s in liberal studies (philosophy, psychology and music). He also received a master’s in divinity degree  and a master’s in religion from St. John’s College/Seminary in Camarillo.

Father Joseph was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Orange in 1989. He then served the parishes of Holy Spirit in Fountain Valley, St. Boniface in Anaheim, St. Nicholas in Laguna Woods, St. Mary’s in Fullerton and St. Irenaeus in Cypress. He became the final pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Santa Ana in 2004, and then became the founding pastor of Our Lady of La Vang Church in Santa Ana in 2006. 

In 2004, while serving the Diocese of Orange under Bishop Todd Brown, Father Joseph earned a doctorate in moral theology, specializing in bio-medical ethics, from Santa Clara University’s Jesuit School of Theology. He continued post-doctorate studies at St. Joseph Hospital’s Clinical Pastoral Education and became a board-certified chaplain. From 2009-2018 he taught medical ethics while leading the spiritual care service at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine & Medical Center.

Father Joseph is fond of nature and gardening, loves life and tinkers with everything. He enjoys the arts, plays musical instruments and studies languages. Along the way, he has been a musician, custodian, photographer, newsletter editor,  machinist, city yard worker and chamber of commerce administrative assistant. There is nothing he loves more than to be a priest of Christ, serving God’s people. His main goal is to help people come to a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/30


Go to USA.TryAronia.com scroll down to purple Aronia Science Magazine, and listen. Order through 1-800-811-9236 

(Wellness Berry).



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. 09/16


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


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.

LW DECOR INC 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. 09/16



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. 09/02




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) 431-4796, (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. 12/30


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/16



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 09/09


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


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09


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. 8/26


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 08/05


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


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093. Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 08/19



Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/26



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


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001 08/26


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

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. 09/16



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. 08/26



Thinking about selling or trading in your car? Call us for a quote first! Our appraisers will come to you. Fast, Clean, & Secure

We handle DMV for you! (714) 712 – 0204 The Car Buying Company Licensed & Bonded Business #066647 07/08


Dire NEED for Used-Car, Truck, Van, Motor-Cycle, Motor-Scooter, Vet Seat. Chuck 562-240-7404. THANK-YOU!  07/29


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30


Need a lift? Pam Miller.

LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258. 07/15

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.  09/02



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618 09/09


Looking to buy Furniture, Lamps, Artwork, Buddha, Trinkets, Jewelry, Knick Knacks & Unique Items. Call Leslie 562-243-7229. 07/15


Looking to purchase a USED Tricycle. Call me at 562-430-4811.


Porch Sale, 13461 S  Fairfield  Lane, Mutual-6/Apt-60D. July 8th-9th (Thurs/Fri)   9:00am-2:00pm.  Beach Cottage Style Pictures and Decor, Furniture, Women’s-Clothing, Costume-Jewelry,  Blankets, Towels, Area Rugs, Kitchenware, Cooking-Pans,  Bathroom Decor,  Wicker,  Plush Recliner-Chair,  White Round Dining-Set and/Chairs, Side-Tables, Lamps,  Cat Toys, Cabinet-Drawers, Safe-Box, Electric-Wheelchair,  TV’s,  Bed and Day Bed, Chachkis.  07/08


Down-sizing Patio Sale July 8th Thursday, (9:00am-3:00pm).  Mutual-1/ Apt-46L.  Kitchen Gadgets, Silverware, Cups, Glasses, Dishes, Pictures, Frames, King/Queen-sized Bedding, and various knick-knacks.  07/08


Girls Bike, Living-room Furniture, Lamps, Artwork, Carpets & MORE. 7/08-7/09 Thurs/Fri  (9:00am-1:00pm). Mutual-2/Apt-16J on Monterey Road. 


Stationary Exercise-Bike Schwinn Journey 1.0 (Like New), Quiet, $200/OBO. LW Resident 213-265-5568.


Teeter Inversion Table. Perfect Condition (Like New). Great for Back & Posture. Paid $350, Selling for $125. 562-596-4888.


L-Shaped Sectional, 2-pieces. Beige Micro-Fiber Sofa with/Recliner (123”, 88”).  $300 for both, 949-322-8447.


Worksman Side-by-Side Trike. Pedals and 3-speed gears for each seat. Canopy Roof, Looks Very Sharp, $1200.

Schwinn 26” Trike. Good  Shape, $125.  Call 562-598-6596.


Join us for an AMAZING ECLECTIC ESTATE SALE. This estate has quite the selection of Hollywood regency, Contemporary, and Victorian furniture, depression glass, crystal, books, formal dining-table & chairs, lighted China-cabinet, full kitchen, elegant table-lamps, Spode  Christmas collection, loads of women/men clothing, shoes, accessories,  artwork,  collectibles, and other treasures. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 9th & 10th, (9:00am-2:00pm). 1401 Skokie Road, Mutual-4, Apt-83K.

Call Laura 310-444-1111.


White Coffee Table. Solid Wood. 562-596-4888.