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LW Weekly

July 15 

Seal Beach Senior Transportation launches shuttle service

About 600,000 older adults stop driving each year, according to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

That can make it harder for people to get to doctor’s appointments, shop for necessities, visit family or attend social events. And that increases isolation, negatively affecting health and well-being.

Free and accessible transportation can be one of the biggest boosters of independnt living for older people.

And Seal Beach, working with the GRF, has resumed shuttle bus service to help area seniors thrive.

On Monday at 9 a.m., the popular Senior Transportation Shuttle Service headed down Main Street on its inaugural excursion. 

A bevy of officials, including Seal Beach Council members representing Leisure World and GRF leaders, met at the Seal Beach Pier to see off the shiny new shuttle bus.

Service is provided five days a week, stopping at the Seal Beach Pier/Old Town area, Leisure World and the Rossmoor Shopping Center/North Seal Beach Community Center.  

The route map and schedule can be found at the city’s website www.sealbeachca.gov; click the “Senior Resources” button (see the LW Weekly, July 8 edition, for a printed 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 city also offers a Dial-a-Ride (Yellow Cab) service, operating concurrently with the shuttle service.   

Dial-a-Ride reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours in advance by calling (877) 224-8294. The hours of operation 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.

Pool Update

The City of Seal Beach has approved the permit for the LW pool and spa facility, and plumbing in the rough has been completed in the shower rooms. Approvals from the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) are in progress and expected back this week, according to the GRF Physical Property Department.

Once the final permits are received, work will begin in earnest. Meanwhile, soils compaction is now complete. That means the hole that will become the pool has been lined with a special geotextile soil cloth, in keeping with soils engineers’ recommendations. Crews filled the hole with gravel and dirt, then compacted the ground for grading. The contractor is now setting the pool forms. 

The facility’s roof replacement is scheduled to start at the end of July, and pool equipment is on order.

The pool has been closed since November 2019, when potentially catastropic defects were uncovered in the 1960s-era facility. 

The project that started as a simple remodel soon morphed into a full-blown reconstruction in the name of safety. The project coincided with the coronavirus epidemic, which has delayed construction, parts procurement and other facets of the job.

As soon as the final permit is received, the LW Weekly will have construction updates, culminating in the scheduling of the grand opening. It is estimated that once final permits are received, construction should take no more than three months or so.

The facility will boast a pool with five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area in a reconfigured space to maximize potential.

LW Library Trip

The Leisure World Library will host a bus trip to explore the Descanso Gardens and its 150 acres of gardens and forests on Wednesday, Aug. 11; tickets are $34.

The mission statement of Descanso Gardens reads: “Descanso Gardens is a unique Southern California landscape distinguished by its specialized botanic collections, historical significance and rare natural beauty.” 

More than 500,000 people typically visit  annually. 

The principal collections include California native plants and oak woodlands; one of the largest collections of camellias in the Western Hemisphere; a rose garden with specimens from all corners of the globe; and significant presentations of lilacs, maple trees, cherry trees and iris.

The urban retreat is located 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. 

People can purchase tickets at the Recreation Department in Building 5. For more information, call the LW Library at (562) 598-2431. For information regarding ticket availability, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 326.

Historical Society Museum is now open

The Leisure World Historical Society is open from 2-4 p.m., Thursdays, in Clubhouse 1 and offers an array of interesting artifacts and information about the community’s past.

People are invited to come in and browse videos of Hollywood stars who performed at the LW Amphitheater, artwork, photo collections, hardware from the original units, LW News from 1962-1999 on microfilm, books and magazines featuring Leisure World from the 1960s and 1970s, digital photos of early construction and much more. Drop in to the museum on Thursdays for a fun visit to the community’s past. Watch the newspaper for Historical Society special events. The Leisure World Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational foundation incorporated in 1995.

—Margaret Gillon, president, Leisure World Historical Society

SBPD has added K-9 unit

The Seal Beach Police Department (SBPD) has introduced a four-legged member to its ranks with a new police canine unit.

For the first time in almost 40 years, SBPD will have its very own police K-9 unit helping to protect the community. “A police K-9 is an incredibly important tool that we can use to address crime in Seal Beach,” said Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak. “The police service dog is a force multiplier and is instrumental in building searches, article searches and apprehensions.”

The last official SBPD K-9 unit went into service and ended in the mid-1980s. 

Since then, the SBPD has relied on neighboring police departments to provide K-9 services when needed. By re-implementing a K-9 program within the SBPD, response times where a K-9 was needed before will be reduced. 

In turn, this will allow officers to get back into service and be available for other emergency calls.

Officer Victor Ruiz and 

K-9 Saurus

In 2020, the Seal Beach Police Department took steps to reestablish the K-9 Unit by selecting its first K-9 handler, Officer Victor Ruiz. 

Ruiz has been a police officer for nearly eight years, three of which have been with the Seal Beach Police Department.

Ruiz holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and lives locally with his wife and young son.

His new partner is Saurus, a 14-month-old German Shephard. Saurus was trained by Gold Coast K9 located in Ventura.  

Ruiz and Saurus spent several weeks in training, where they learned to conduct building searches, apprehend fleeing felons and assist in overcoming the resistance of violent subjects. These skills are especially important as they reduce the risk and injury to police officers and the community. 

Ruiz also received training on case law, use of force, de-escalation tactics, community-oriented policing and bias-based policing.

Saurus has also been trained to detect firearms. 

This important tool will help ensure that if a suspect attempts to conceal or discard a firearm, the dangerous weapon is not left for an innocent person, child or other criminal to locate.

The purchase of the K-9, equipment and all associated training costs were paid for via a generous donation by the Seal Beach Police Foundation. 

“This has been a community effort to return this worthwhile program back to the Seal Beach Police Department,” said Chief Gonshak. “It would not have been possible without the support of Mayor Joe Kalmick, Mayor Pro Tem Mike Varipapa, Council Member Sandra Massa-Lavitt, Council Member Schelly Sustarsic, Council Member Thomas Moore, City Manager Jill Ingram, and the generous donation from the Seal Beach Police Foundation.”

For more information about the Seal Beach Police Department and the K-9 Unit,  follow it on social media @sealbeachpolice. 

—from the SBPD

Silence is golden especially on early morning walks

Early morning walks can be delightful and have many benefits. 

Starting your day with a walk can boost energy, improve mental clarity and help you sleep better.

But LW walkers are encouraged to remember their sleeping neighbors, and try to walk quietly through their Mutuals, especially in the early morning hours. 

Leisure World is densely populated, and many sidewalks are in proximity to windows open to catch summer breezes. 

Groups of boisterous walkers can easily, if unknowingly, disturb the sleep of their LW neighbors.

Bravo to those active people who are up with the sun, and special kudos to those tolerant walkers who remember their slumbering counterparts.

Silence, or even low conversation, is golden—especially in the morning. 

Protect Your Pipes

The Golden Rain Foundation is calling upon every member to help keep the sewer lines in Leisure World clear of non-flushable or grindable items (garbage disposal) to ensure a stoppage-free sewer system.


There has been an uptick in reports of stopped-up pipes due to people disposing of non-flushable items down the toilet, according to Service Maintenance. Materials that do not disintegrate in water will clog sewer lines. 

Do not flush (even when marked flushable) cleaning or baby wipes, paper towels, cloth towels, any type of rags, feminine hygiene products, facial tissues, diapers and many other items.  

Do not flush anything other than toilet paper. Anything besides toilet paper should be disposed of in the trash. Putting these items down toilets will plug sewers and cause raw sewage to back into your home.  

Garbage Disposal       

Do not grind any of the following items as they also create sewer stoppages: Bones, carrot and potato peelings, celery and rhubarb stalks, coffee grounds, eggshells, corn cob husks, onion skins, pea pods, grease, pills, rice or any other fibrous materials.

For more information, contact Eloy Gomez, GRF safety and emergency coordinator, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356.   

LW Library hosts Welcome Back Festival

The LW Library will host a Welcome Back festival on Wednesday, July 28, from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by and visit on the library patio. There will be refreshments, a raffle, tote bags filled with goodies, games, music and more.

Residents who bring library cards or sign up for one there will be given a library tote bag and a raffle ticket. 

At 2 p.m., great prizes, including tickets to an upcoming library-sponsored bus trip, will be raffled.

The Friends of the Library Bookstore will also be open and is running a special promotion on select items on July 28 only. The bookstore is seeking volunteers so it can be open for more hours. People who are interested can sign up during this event.

Library staffers hope to see lots of familiar faces, with a special invitation to those who have not yet visited the library and want to learn more about this great community resource.

—Taylor Greene, 

library operations assistant

GRF Column

How to Avoid Scams

by Roberta Arshat

GRF member resources & 

assistance liaison

Generally, most people are friendly, but how friendly should people be before you start to wonder what they really want. Sometimes this isn’t a bad question to ask yourself.    

We meet people every day; some of them become our friends, some become very close friends, and some just pass through our lives for a moment.

But what about those people who meet us and seem to take an interest in our lives and want to know more about what we have.  Who is this chummy predator? 

According to Consumer Reports, most of the time, it will be a family member or caregiver, but there have been cases of the gardener or a co-worker from a past job who financially scam seniors by means of coercion or trickery. 

In some cases, seniors are duped into handing over part or all of their hard-earned assets.  These perpetrators get away with it because only 1 in 44 victims will report the crime, according to estimates by experts.    

Here are some pointers on how to spot potential scammers in your life: 

• Beware of someone finding clever ways to ask you how much money you have and if can they borrow from you. They will also be very willing to drive you to the bank and accompany you inside.

• Beware of someone who wants to see your cute place.  Don’t be so quick to allow strangers into your home. While you’re fetching that glass of lemonade, they may be looking for expensive trinkets or jewelry to put in their pockets. Instead, invite them to sit on the patio or go for a walk. 

• Beware of someone who is asking for your email or phone number. Ask yourself if you feel comfortable getting more personable with this person. If  not, block them ASAP, and alert security, member resources or the police if you’re scared. They can help put a stop to it.  

Other Scams to Avoid

Telemarketing phone calls are one of the most prominent today.  Never ever give out your Social Security number, banking information, credit card numbers or PIN numbers to anyone who calls you over the phone. If someone says they are calling from a place you do legitimate business with, do not give out your personal information; just hang up and call the company using the number from your phone book. If there is an honest issue with one of your accounts, the business will send  a letter, and it will reference specific accounts.  

Emails are another way scammers try to get to you. Sometimes the emails will look legitimate, but take a close look at the email address; that’s where you can find discrepancies.  If you are unsure about the veracity of an email,  call the company directly.

The name of the game is to be safe, alert and report anything you find suspicious or intrusive.  Even if you have a gut feeling about something not feeling right, trust your gut. If you need more information or want to report a potential scam, call Security at (562) 594-4754. For more information, call me, your new  member resources and assistance liaison at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.

Letters to the Editor


Celebrating July 4th with friends in Long Beach was terrific. We had fun feasting with barbecue and all the trimmings. Everyone played games while we waited for dark. The socializing was great.

The fireworks in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Florida and Colorado were spectacular, as was the entertainment from Washington, D.C.

 The huge crowd of people, young and old alike, were joyfully dancing while waiting for the dark.

The magnificent fireworks enhanced the spirit of patriotism celebrating Fourth of July.

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual 1


Our ears are still ringing from the auditory assult of The Springsteen Experience last week (July 3). The volume of noise (as opposed to music) emanating from the stage of the Amphitheater was painful to experience. 

I swear we saw cracks begin to form in the concrete as the amplitude increased to an unbearable crescendo.

My wife, Jeanne, wished that she had a hearing aid so that she could turn it down or off! 

We left early to preserve what auditory capacity we had left. We don’t wish to experience The Springsteen Experience ever again.

Tom Pontac

Mutual 10

Setting It Straight

The Dial-A-Ride number on page 1 of last week’s edition was incorrect. The number is (877) 224-8294.


The date of the Mutual 7 picnic publicized in last week’s edition was incorrect. It should have read July 10.





GRF BOD Executive Session Agenda

Friday, July 16, 10 a.m.

Virtual meeting in accordance with applicable codes. 

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

Executive session meetings are held in the strictest confidence. Every Board member has a fiduciary duty to maintain the confidentiality of all topics deliberated and discussed in executive session. Failure to do so could expose GRF and its Board members to liability. In light of the global pandemic, executive meetings will be held telephonically or through web-based applications until further notice. Therefore, all Board members should ensure they participate in a manner that will preserve the privacy and confidentiality of such meetings. Board members should be in a location that is secure with no other persons present or in hearing range of the Board’s discussions.

1. Call to Order

President Susan Hopewell

2. Roll Call

3. Legal

4. Contracts

5. Pending and/or Litigation Updates

6. Member Disciplinary Actions

7. Personnel

8. Adjournment

Agenda is subject to change.

GRF Meetings 

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

Fri., July 16 GRF Board Executive Session

Admin Conference Rm/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., July 19 Finance Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., July 20 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., July 27 GRF Board Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., Aug. 2 Recreation Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 4 Physical Property Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., July 15, 9 a.m.

Mutual 2

Conference Rm A/virtual

Thurs., July 15, 1:30 p.m.

Mutual 11

Conference Rm B/virtual

Mon., July 19, 1 p.m.

Mutual 15

Conference Rm A/virtual

Tues., July 20, 1 p.m.

Mutual 14

Conference Rm B/virtual

Wed., July 21, 9 a.m.

Mutual 5

Conference Rm B/virtual

Wed., July 21, 1 p.m.

Mutual 7

Conference Rm A/virtual

Thurs., July 22, 9 a.m.

Mutual 1

Conference Rm A/virtual

Fri., July 23, 10 a.m.

Mutual 6

Conference Rm A/virtual

Mon., July 26, 9:30 a.m.

Mutual 8 

(Open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

Conference Rm A/virtual

Wed., July 28, 9 a.m.

Mutual 10

Conference Rm A/virtual

Street Sweeping

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

Health & Fitness

Wa-Rite members find their smiles and celebrate 

“Help me get back to normal” was the topic of Wa-Rite’s July 6 meeting, and after the stress of living through the pandemic and its challenges, members needed to create their own coping kit. The group discussed navigating a new normal and keeping up self-care, reflected on growth, and shared stories. It was found that two main ingredients to resilience are a positive attitude and taking care of yourself. Members are learning to find their smile and celebrate being in the world again.

Four lovely ladies celebrated success. Geri Seaton reached “Bachelor of Goal Weight,” while Ruth Dupree met her short-term goal. Velma Sarna, Jane Haass and Virginia Olejnik tied for “Biggest Loser,” each with a 3-pound loss

Wa-Rite is a support group for women who want to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh-ins begin at 7:45 and end at 8:45 a.m. The club is open to LW residents only.

Anyone needing encouragement is encourage to join.

—Margaret Humes

Join the LW Bicyclists for a ride on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. (Sunday excursions include a stop for breakfast). The group meets at the North Gate. Trips are usually to Bolsa Chica, Long Beach and the Long Beach Municipal Golf Course, and all riders travel at their own speed. Helmets and safe shoes are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for further details.

Yoga Outdoors

Every Tuesday from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Travis Ott-Conn teaches “Yoga for Mobility” in Veterans Plaza. Relax and enjoy a great change of scenery. 

Text or call Connie Adkins at (562) 506-5063 for more information regarding yoga classes in Leisure World.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 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 15: Turkey chili, cornbread, and green beans with pimentos; watermelon; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with spinach, tomato and pickle, plus cucumber, red onion and dill salad.

Friday, July 16: Salmon with lemon-dill sauce, mushroom-and-barley pilaf, and zucchini with tomatoes; fresh banana; chicken Caesar salad, with lettuce, cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers. 

Monday, July 19: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and broccoli and cauliflower; fresh plum; tuna salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.

Tuesday, July 20: Chicken-noodle casserole with peas and carrots, biscuit, and Brussels sprouts; chef’s special cake; turkey-and-ham Cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, July 21: Oven-baked chicken breast with lemon-caper sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, and green bean almandine; mandarin orange; ham-and-cheese sandwich, with spinach, tomato and pickle, plus Asian coleslaw.

Bocce Club

Returning bocce enthusiasts and interested players are invited to an information and sign-up meeting on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. on the Bocce Court by Clubhouse 2. The purpose is to officially form the Bocce Club and establish officers. The numer of attendees at the meeting will determine the amount of teams and the days of play. For more information, contact Laura Garcia at (562) 338-0408 or Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517.


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.

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. 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).

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.

Dance Fitness

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

Qigong Club

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.

Arts & Leisure


Mutual 2 resident gets her kicks on Route 66

by Joanna Matos 

LW contributor

I had three fabulous reasons to take a roadtrip along old Route 66 across eight states to Chicago on April 24: I had gotten my COVID vaccinations; I wanted to attend my sister’s 90th-birthday surprise party in Crown Point, Indiana; and my son Gary, who lives in Oregon, wanted to take his new camper truck on the road. 

It’s also worth noting that I’m an avid Route 66 fan. I belong to a Facebook group for Historic Rte. 66 Roadies. I have Route 66 license plates on my SUV, commemorative plaques on a wall in my home, a bank, a rhinestone bracelet, six themed T-shirts and two hats, plus a few books. (Plus, the trip allowed me to add to my collection a blue whale souvenir license plate; a “standing on the corner” puzzle from Winslow, Arizona; and a Route 66 passport.)

Motorists have many names for Route 66, which was designated a national highway in 1926: the Will Rogers Highway; the Ozark Trail; Main Street, America; or the Mother Road. The route was pieced together from an existing network of promoted trails and unnamed roads, most of which were dirt paths at the time. Despite the invasion of the modern interstates, at least 85 percent of old 66, in one guise or another, remains to be easily explored on a well-paved two-lane road that sometimes aligns with interstate Highway 40.

Route 66 spans more than 2,200 miles through eights states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. It’s a magical cross-section of the nation, from the massive skyscrapers of Chicago, over the green hills of the Ozarks, the grassy plains, the awesome deserts, canyons, and mountains, then down into the fascinating basin of Los Angeles. Historic Route 66 is the legendary emblem of 20th century roadside America. And the road gained national attention in 1946 with the Bobby Troupe song “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.”

The final bypass in Williams, Arizona, was built in 1984. The next year, Route 66 was decertified. No longer an official U.S. Highway, authorities and commentators expected the old road to fade into history. But fueled by nostalgia and fired-up preservation-minded folk, Route 66 began a surprising comeback, with a community of friends, fans and fanatics from virtually every corner of the civilized world. Volunteers formed state associations to bring back what was left of its glory days. Though Route 66 marked about 59 years as a U.S. Highway, it has spend nine decades as an American icon. 

Loaded into the camper truck, we—Gary; his wife, Gretchen; their dog, Lily; and me—traveled about 265 miles per day, giving ourselves eight days to explore small, rural towns, to stop and visit with diner people, as well as the motel, curio shop and museums that many had settled into as business owners. We stayed at such iconic places as the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, Arizona; the Road Runner Motel in Tucumcari, New Mexico; the Silver Saddle Motel in Santa Fe, New Mexico; KOA cabins in Clinton, Oklahoma; and the Boots Court Motel in Carthage, Missouri. 

Everywhere we went—whether Hackberry, Arizona; Santa Rosa, New Mexico; or Elk City, Oklahoma—we encountered down-home, friendly people who loved sharing their Route 66 stories. We left room for serendipity in the plan executed by our navigation expert, Gretchen, to visit most attractions along the way. (Though Gary did have to make a U-turn to visit the famous fudge factory and general store in Uranus, Missouri.) It was sad to see hundreds of small gas stations boarded up and abandoned because of the mega-sized interstate fuel stations. I put my government-issued stimulus money into the small businesses along Route 66. 

But the best part of the trip happened on May 2. That was the day of my sister’s surprise party. We had not seen each other for more than six years, and our old clocks are ticking away, so I positively had to go. 

Among the unexpected joys of our journey were reading the Burma Shave jingles along the roadway; walking onto the Blue Whale in Catoosa, Missouri; having breakfast in a 1940s cafe at Midpoint 66 in Adrian, Texas; spraypainting old Cadillacs planted in the ground in Vega, Texas; visiting the Route 66 Museum in Pontiac, Illinois; and, of course, holding my healthy, 90-year-old sister amid tears and cheers. We definitely got our kicks on Route 66.

Traveling Tigers

The Traveling Tigers will meet on July 21 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at noon. After a short business meeting, Dave LaCascia will share a slide presentation of his October 2016 trip to Yellowstone Park and the Grand Tetons, plus some quick views of Idaho Falls, the Sun Valley Jazz Festival and Craters of the Moon. Expect to see majestic mountains, lava flows, spouting geysers, spatter pots, hot spring terraces, waterfalls, bison, elk and, of course, Old Faithful.

There will be no potluck meal at this meeting, but everyone may bring their own snack or lunch and drink. Members are requested to bring $10 payment for the Aug. 18 picnic at Clubhouse 1. 

Guests are welcome for the presentation. RSVP to Susan Shaver (562) 795-9151 prior to the meeting.

Laughlin Getaway

Janet Karter’s Laughlin Getaway is planned for Oct. 17-20. The trip includes a room at the Edgewater Hotel, visits to an alpaca farm and Oatman, baggage fees, and a tip for the driver. 

A double room is $300, and a single is $325; a $50 deposit is due ASAP, with the final payment due Sept. 10. (Travelers who cancel prior to Sept. 10 can expect a full refund. There are no refunds after that date.) Pick-up at and return to Leisure World are available. 

For more information, including payment options, contact Karter by phone at (562) 924-1938 or (562) 715-0520 or via email at dancnma@yahoo.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.

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.

Last month, Mutual 9’s landscape committee presented a tribute to California’s beaches and deserts. Located on Foxburg Road, it was made possible by shareholder donations, with Mike Jurado donating the pedestal.

LW Orchestra appoints Samuel K. Kim conductor

The Leisure World Orchestra board appointed Samuel K. Kim as its new conductor. He replaces Rae Boeving, who passed away in February. Kim is a resident of Mutual 12 and was formerly the orchestra’s first clarinet player. 

Kim’s strong musical background includes a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Southern California, received in 1994; he majored in choral conducting and minored in orchestral conducting. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1979. He has conducted several church choirs and has been the guest conductor at many festivals and workshops. 

The orchestra continues to grow after being shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 18 musicians showing up to play in the days after the Fourth of July. 

Though it has added three violinists, a pianist, a flutist, a trumpeteer and a sax player, the group is still in need of a drummer and brass players, especially trombonists. 

Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Amphitheater at noon. The orchestra plays classical selections including “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov, the “Hallelujah” chorus by Handel, “Radetzky March” by Strauss, “Hansel and Gretel” by Humperdinck, the “Blue Danube” waltz by Strauss, and the argonaise from “Carmen” by Bizet. 

Those interested in joining should contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or fredreker326@gmail.com.

—Fred Reker

Genealogy Club 

The Leisure World Genealogy Club has reopened the Genealogy Library, and the Theme Thursday Workshops have resumed. Workshops are held every Thursday from 1:30-2 p.m. in the Genealogy Library, Clubhouse 3, Room 10.

On July 8, the club began a four-month series on the major wars, beginning with World War II. The rest of the schedule is as follows:

July 15: DNA.

July 22: Newspapers.com.

July 29: Project Week. A project from a member is presented for everyone to help research.

Aug. 5: Ancestry.

Aug. 12: World War I. Members should bring in the names of ancestors who fought or may have fought in that war.

Aug. 19: DNA.

Aug. 26: Family Search (or a special topic to be announced).

Everyone is welcome to attend the workshops, whether or not they are members. Anyone interested in genealogy is encouraged to join.

Ladies’ “Q” Pool Club 

The Ladies’ “Q” Pool Club meets every Monday at 10 a.m. in both Clubhouse 1 poolrooms for regular pool-playing sessions. All residents are welcome, regardless of experience. 

There’s a potluck luncheon in August and a holiday luncheon in December. Yearly dues are $5, but because of COVID, the group is waiving dues for 2021; membership dues for 2022 will be collected at the December luncheon.

—Kathy Engelhardt

Chess Club

The solution to this week’s puzzle: Nd2. The White knight moves from b3 to d2. Any answer by Black, and 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.

Ladies Golf Club

On a beautiful, warm, sunny day, 52 members of the Ladies Golf Club competed for low gross, low net and circle hole No. 2. Three golfers hit the ball from the tee directly inside the circle surrounding Hole 2.

The flight winners from July 6 were:

Flight A: Low gross: Jane Song, 23; low net: Hi J. Lee, 19; circle hole No. 2: Devora Kim.

Flight B: Low gross: Pam Krug, 30; low net: tie between Sally Park, Marilyn Hewitt, Hailee Yang and Theresa Lim, 25; circle hole No. 2: Pam Krug and Hailee Yang.

Flight C: Low gross: Cecelia Han, 30; low net: Sally Jacobs, 22.

Flight D: Low gross: Kyung Ju, 34; low net: Patty Latrell, 17.

—Dale Quinn

Art League

After a long hiatus because of the pandemic, the Leisure World Art League is honored to host a demonstration by Elizabeth J. Butterfield, an award-winning artist, floral and garden designer, and educator/instructor. A big turnout is expected for this entertaining and educational event on Tuesday, July 20, so attendees should plan to arrive early, especially those who have artwork entries to submit. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Face masks are not required, but people can wear them if they feel comfortable doing so. 

The mixed media art of Elizabeth Jewell Butterfield reflects a host of mediums and materials, from found objects and discarded things to handmade papers and personal photographs. In Monterey, she was inspired by an art teacher to take up the practice of layering different textures, turning nothing into a beautiful something. Butterfield finds pleasure in photographing the things she values and hopes they will be preserved by duplicating them into her torn paper art that is displayed.

Art League members are encouraged to submit their own artwork to the meeting by 6:30 p.m. The subject for the popular vote is “Mixed Media.”

—Larry Sioson

Book Reviews

LW residents submitting book reviews to pattym@lwsb.com should include their name and mutual and telephone numbers. Reviews are subject to editing.

Cribbage Club

Fifty-seven members of the Cribbage Club played on July 6. In celebration of the Fourth of July, Helen Elich provided cake and ice cream, which were served by Pat Fellers and Margaret Smith. 

Sharon Rutigliano missed a perfect score by one point, winning first-place prize money with a score of 846. Adair Paul took second place with 839. Marcy Locy captured third place with 837, and Bobbie Straley came in fourth with 835. Kristi Wilkinson won six out of seven games, while Maureen Habel and Alma Zamzow lost all seven games for the day.

Seven games are played each Tuesday beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

LWSB Book Club

The LWSB Book Club will meet today, July 15, at Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1-3 p.m. Members of the club were to each pick a book; at the meeting, they will share the title of the book, the author’s name and a brief summary. A discussion will follow.

A clipboard will be passed around to record the members’ choices, and the list will be emailed to each member for potential future reading.

Anyone with questions concerning the club should contact president Thomas Gan at gltjiook@gmail.com or (562) 248-8711.

—Pamela Emmons

Joyful Line to host picnic

After class on July 29, the Joyful Line Dance Club will enjoy a summer picnic next to Clubhouse 1. The class will meet as usual from 10:30 a.m.-noon upstairs in Clubhouse 6, then gather at the picnic area for sandwiches, chips, fruit and drinks. It’s a special opportunity for the members to learn more about their friends and neighbors. Members must register, with a $10 payment, for the picnic with club president Anna Derby by July 22.

The Joyful Line Dance class meets every Thursday to learn fun moves to a mix of popular songs, both old and new, as taught by Albert Comia, Anna Derby, Chung Lewis, Connie Peck, Daisy Ramos and George Pinada. All shareholders are welcome, but the club requests dancers sign in with their names, plus their Mutuals and unit numbers. 

For more information, text Derby at (562) 301-5339.

It’s ‘Sunshine’ and ice cream at karaoke party

The July 7 Community Karaoke party included the singing of “Happy Birthday”for our longtime participant Ellen Brannigan. After performing an upbeat tune, Brannigan celebrated by passing out ice cream.

All 37 karaoke singers were then ready to take their turns. Newcomer Nina DeRosa wowed the crowd with her performance of “Where the Boys Are.” Don Sunday received lots of applause for his a capella version of “Oh What a Beautiful Morning.” And the happy group of Diane Neal, Tilly Steihr, Alena Eaby, Ericka Greenwood and Martin Rosendaal had fun with “You are My Sunshine.” There were many tunes that got the line dancers in attendance moving.  

Hot dogs and chips were a special treat for the full house of fun-loving folks. Helping to make the evening a success were Ron Belben, Margie Stewart, Ruby Johnson, Tony Tupas, Bev Adams and Susan Kelleghan.

Everyone is welcome to attend the group’s karaoke parties on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Those who want to practice in advance are invited to practice sessions on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. on the Amphitheater stage.  

—Margie Thompson

Men’s Golf League Results

On July 9, the Riverview Golf Club in Santa Ana hosted 11 men and one woman of the Men’s Golf League. Chris Lankford and Digna Vesely played as guests and are working on getting a handicap. Riverview is a par-70, 5,800-yard course that has significant elevation changes and crosses the Santa Ana River several times. The greens and fairways were in great condition again this week, and the golfers reported it’s a pleasure to play this course. Initially, there was no wind, but a cooling breeze came up toward the latter part of round, making the 85-degree late morning bearable. With the great playing conditions and little wind, the golfers generated six birdies, but only five at- or under-par rounds.

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

A Flight Winners: First place: Sam Choi, a terrific 6 under 64; second: Jim Goltra, a super 5 under 65; third: Larry Hillhouse, a nice 3 under 67; fourth: Fujio Norihiro, 2 under 68. Goltra had two birdies, and Choi, Norihiro and Stivers had one each. Goltra was also closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 second hole, and Dave LaCascia was closest on the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole. Hillhouse had fewest putts.

B Flight Winners: First place: Gene Vesely, an excellent 4 under 66; second: tie between Bob Munn and Tom Ross, 2 over 72; third: Liz Meripol. Ross had fewest putts, and Munn had 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. The courses the group play are always quite full, so advance reservations with the league have become the norm, with a sign-up sheet available at each round.

If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine in the Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot. For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

• 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.


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/. 

Scrabble Club

The Leisure World Scrabble Club meets on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. To celebrate the club’s reopening, lunch will be served on July 28 starting at noon.

The club met July 7. Four members had scores above 300. There was one “bingo” (e.g., the use of all seven tiles in one play): the word “dieting” by Larry Edgar. Edgar had the highest score at 420. Suthy Chhoeuy had two scores above 300, while raising her won-loss record to 7-1. Club president Maria Giegerich and Marilyn Moody each had one score above 300.


American Legion Post 326, American Legion Auxiliary and the Filipino Association of LW (FALW) will be calling bingo every Sunday. Because of cost increases for supplies, the first “buy-in” will be $5, starting Aug. 15. All other games remain the same.

Pool Club

The Leisure World Pool Club will hold its first tournament of the year on Monday, July 19, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. There are six new Brunswick tables, which will allow for more people in the tournament. Participants will play five rounds of eight ball. Partners will be drawn randomly to form two-person teams, with a man and a woman on each team whenever possible; players should arrive 10 minutes early so names can be drawn. Partners will alternate shots in a Dutch Doubles format, and Billiard Congress of America rules will apply.

The entry fee is $3, and all prize money will be divided among the three teams with the most wins. 

For this tournament, players do not have to be members of the Pool Club, but all contestants must be LW residents. Anyone can join the Pool Club at the tournament; dues are $10 per year, with the membership good until November 2022. The Pool Club is no longer a men’s club; all residents are welcome to join.

Anyone in need of a good pool cue should show up at 5:30 p.m. to bid in a silent auction. The minimum bid on cues is $5, or $10 for cues with cases.

Since July 19 will be the grand opening tournament for the new poolroom, the club will provide pizza and soft drinks for the players. There is limited availability to play, so interested parties should email Dave Silva at davesilva165@gmail.com prior to the tournament.

LW Pinochle Club

The LW Pinochle Club meets Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The following are recent winners. 

June 17: First place: Keith Clausen, 11,130; second: Diana Lambert, 10,780; third: Pat Blum, 10,390; fourth: Alma Zamzow, 10,210.

June 21: First place: Dolores Cook, 11,490; second: Sylvia Clinton, 11,460; third: Irene Perkins, 11,420; fourth: Jim Kasper, 11,270.

June 24: First place: Marilyn Allred, 12,040; second: Diana Lambert, 10,800; third: Oscar Moya, 10,390; Alma Zamzow, 10,160.

June 26: First place: Tony Dodero, 11,190; second: Peggy Kasper, 11,180; third: Gayle Coldan, 10,600; fourth: Charlotte Westcott, 10,250.

June 28: First place: Tony Dodero, 12,880; second: Nancy Wheeler, 12,700; third: Irene Perkins, 10,540; fourth: Dolores Cook, 10,330.

July 1: First place: Ruth Bownema, 12,220; second: Sylvia Clinton, 11,960; third: Howard Bleakley, 11,510; fourth: Keith Clausen, 10,710.

July 3: First place: Charlotte Westcott, 10,010; second: Grace Buster, 9,930; third: Peggy Kasper, 9,630; fourth: Julia Troise, 10,310.

July 5: First place: Gene Smith, 11,150; second: Dolores Cook, 11,140; third: Oscar Moya, 10,480; fourth: Peggy Kasper, 10, 410.

—Marjorie Dodero

Monday Bridge Club

The winners from the July 5 meeting are: 

First place: Dotty Kemper

Second place: Howard Bleakley

Third place: Donna Cooper

—Marion Standish

LW Women’s Club Table Top Games 

LW Women’s Club Table Top Games will be held this Friday, July 16, in Clubhouse 2 at 1 p.m. Members should bring any number of friends they want and whatever game they’re going to play. 

Those who have not yet renewed their membership can do so at the table in the lobby. Friends or neighbors who just want to see all the fun can come with members as a one-time guest. 

Lunch will not be offered, but members are welcome to bring their own, though it’s asked that they finish before starting to play. The Women’s Club will serve sweet treats, and coffee and iced tea will be available.

For more information, contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240.

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing swing and jazz standards—music for dreaming and dancing. 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 complete package of musical entertainment. Starting July 18, the band resumes performing on the first and third Sundays of the month at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Cabaret Entertainers presesnts “Cabaret’s Favorites” on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Don’t miss this show, which promises crowd-favorite songs and high-quality entertainment as performed by regular and new cabaret members—plus a special surprise guest.

Donation given to poker club 

There was a great turnout for the Tour Poker Club on July 3. The final table was won by Guta Basner, who beat Harry Sera with two pair. Basner has lived in LW for 11 years and enjoys the three P’s: pickleball, pool and poker. 

Third- to seventh-place final table players were Tom Pappas, Dan Galliani, Barry Brideau, Nancy Floyd and Tony Cantera. High hands were a straight flush by Debbie Basner and repeated by Glen Evenson.

Ken Reddy donated $600 to the club, which will be raffled weekly for $50 for 12 weeks.

The club plays the first three Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 6; the next game is July 17. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and all players must be seated by noon.

—Judy Jasmin

The LW Chorale & Entertainment Club is preparing for its first show of 2021, filled with laughter and memories. On Sept. 25, the group of entertainers will present, “We Wish You Love,” an upbeat tribute to members who are no longer with the club. Singers, dancers and other entertainers are welcome to join the club every Monday at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Amphitheater 2021 Shows & Movies

Amphitheater 2021 Show and Movie Nights take place in the 2,500-seat Leisure World Amphitheater. Residents are invited to celebrate summer under the stars at these free events. The concerts start at 7:30 p.m., and the movies begin at 8:30 p.m. (Schedules and start times for both are subject to change.) 

Residents must have GRF ID cards for admission; non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder. Smoking is prohibited at the Amphitheater. 

Minibus transportation is available before and after events; call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. 


• July 29: Revisiting the Orbison Years. Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Independence at Home

• Aug. 19: Ronstadt Revival. Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Optum Care Network–Monarch/United Healthcare 

• Sept. 2: Petty Breakers. Sponsor: Optum Care Network–Monarch/United Healthcare


• July 23: “Jumanji, The Next Level.” Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Katella Senior Living Community and Alamitos West Health & Rehabilitation, CALMET Services 

• Aug. 6: “Minari.” Sponsor: Korean American Association 

• Aug. 13: “Wonder Woman.” Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care Service 

• Aug. 27: “Nomandland. Sponsors: Cannon Legal Firm, Optum Care Network–Monarch/SCAN

• Sept. 3: “Coming to America 2.” Sponsors: Sandra Teel, Medicare Insurance Broker; Optum Care Network–Monarch/SCAN 

• TBD: “Knives Out.”

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Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will continue its hybrid service programs on Friday, July 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom with Rabbi Rachel Axelrad at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, at 9:30  a.m. The potluck kiddush lunches have resumed. 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. All proceeds will go to the general fund.

Email Murray Pollack at murrjet@yahoo.com or call (562) 331-3949.

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.

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

Through knowledge of God and of Jesus, people will come to a fuller understanding of God’s grace or unmerited favor. The more a person understands God’s  grace, the more the person will experience peace. They will also be able to discern when they are exposed to false teaching because they know the truth.  Knowledge of  God’s word is a first step in protection against  false teaching.The apostle Peter makes this point throughout 2 Peter. 

Scripture of the Week

“Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which you have done, And your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with you.

  “If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count” (Psalm 40:5, 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. This Sunday will feature a special ensemble of singers with Iris Muncie, Sue Kaminski, Carol Speake and Margaret Humes. 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 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.

Assembly of God

Pastor Chuck Franco will wrap up his series in Hebrews at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, with a sermon titled “The Best Bridge,” based on Hebrews 7:1-10.  Jesus Christ is the bridge that brings people into a relationship with God. The book of Hebrews demonstrates that Jesus is the superior bridge, the trustworthy bridge, the mighty bridge, the bridge of understanding, the bridge that provides a place to rest, and the bridge of destiny.  

The Wednesday morning Bible study continues in 1 Peter at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The series is titled “A Journey into Hope, When Life is Tough.”  This study offers encouraging principles to apply when encountering daily struggles.  

The long-awaited return of the interdenominational hymn sing wull be on Sunday, July 18,  at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.  Join neighbors and friends from Leisure World for a great evening of singing well-loved hymns and a wonderful time of fellowship.  Note that for the time being, food will not be served.  

To learn more about Leisure World Assembly of God, contact Pastors Chuck or Sheryl Franco at the church office at (562) 357-4360 or lwagpastorc@gmail.com.  Those who would like prayer can also  contact Pastor Chuck or prayer team leader Carolyn Van Aalst at (562) 343-8424. 

LW Baptist

The LW Baptist Choir will sing America’s second national anthem, “America the Beautiful,” at its July 18 Sunday worship service. All LWers are welcome to attend. 

Pianist Yvonne Leon will lead this week’s featured song, “His Eye is on the Sparrow.”  The message is from Luke 12:1-31, and the sermon title is “God Seeks our Care, Do We Seek His Kingdom?” Jesus calls Christians to consider their lives in view of eternity. What characterizes them? Is it hypocrisy or faith, rich toward God or foolish, trust or anxiety? 

Sunday school meets before worship at 9 a.m. The men’s Bible fellowship group meets on Monday, July 19, to discuss the Sermon on the Mount and practical ways to overcome spiritual struggles. The Wednesday Energizers group meets to hear missionary reports, pray for people’s needs and follow Nehemiah’s diary on how people can do God’s work. 

Call the church office at (562) 430-2920 for more information.

Faith Christian Assembly

Going through the motions and feeling a little out of sorts?  Some may be feeling like their expectations have been dashed because they don’t feel like they are back to normal even though the rest of the world is beginning to move back to pre-coronavirus days.  

Humans are made for connection with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and most important, to their maker. No social media or technology can replace those connections, neither can material things, food or activities. Faith Christian Assembly believes a person can find his or her most fulfilling life direction by growing connection to God and his son, Jesus Christ.  

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 meetings are on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 

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

Community Church

Missions Team Food Drive is July 22

Community Church’s Kelly Frankiewicz will lead the message on the book of  Mark chapter 6 this Sunday, July 18.  The sermon title is “Having Compassion for Those without a Shepherd.”  There are  many opportunities believers have in their everyday lives to share the love of Christ. May each believer’s words, action and even thoughts be a monument of honor to God. 

Kelly is a dedicated volunteer with the Red Cross and has been deployed all over the country to bring the compassion of Jesus to those in immediate need.   

The missions team is hosting a drive-up canned food drive on Thursday, July 22, from 9 a.m.-noon. LWers are asked to purchase or bring non-perishable food items to donate.  People will be greeted at their cars by a missions team member. All food donations will be delivered to local food banks.

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

 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 come physically 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.

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time on July 18. The first reading is from Jeremiah 23:1-6, and the second reading is from Ephesians 2:13-18. The Gospel reading is from Mark 6:30-34.


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

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

Redeemer Lutheran

“One in Christ” is the theme of Redeemer Lutheran’s  worship service on Sunday, July 18 at 13564 St. Andrews Drive.

Redeemer Lutheran’s main service, with Communion and choir, is held inside the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Organist Sharon Heck and the choir will perform inspirational music and hymns  during the service.

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 the church office at (562) 598-8697.

Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach, will present a workshop titled “Rewire Your Brain for Greater Happiness” on Sunday, July 18, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. This workshop, where science meets spirituality, will provide tools to transform a person’s thinking and life.

Leisure World Resident and OLLI instructor, Annemarie Lovdahl, RScP, will facilitate  a journey of discovering simple, fun and effective methods to rewire a person’s mental landscape and overcome limiting thought patterns, negative self-talk and cognitive pitfalls.

The workshop fee is $20, and participants can register by calling the church office at (562) 598-3325.  For more information about the Spiritual Center, visit the website at www.sbcsl.org. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

All members of the Long Beach California East Stake are invited to celebrate Pioneer Day – the day in 1847 when Latter-day Saint pioneers first entered the Salt Lake valley. The event will be held on Saturday, July 24th starting at 3:30 p.m. with dinner being served 5:00 p.m. The celebration will be held at Rush Park, located at 3021 Blume Drive in Rossmoor. 

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Club celebrates its return at 4th of July picnic

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FAWL) celebrated its return with a picnic honoring all veterans in Leisure World on July 3. The celebration was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year’s picnic was a long-awaited activity not only for  veterans, but also for the members of FALW. Around 230 veterans and their dependents were served hot dogs, hamburgers, chili beans, Asian noodles, egg rolls, green salad, fresh-cut fruits, drinks and cakes for the July birthdays. Each veteran received a gift and could enter to win a raffle prize donated by Optum Care.

The picnic started with the Pledge of Allegiance led by FALW president Renato Villanueva.  The  U.S. Armed Forces Branch Medley then sang “God Bless America.” Father Juan Caboboy, spiritual adviser of FALW, gave the invocation. The heartbeats of the audience were almost audible when “Taps” was played, which gave solemnity to the occasion. 

Villanueva asked a census for number of veterans present: during WWII, four were accounted for; Korean War, 12; Vietnam War, 26; and Desert Storm, 14. Some who were present had no combat experience.  


The general membership meeting of FALW was held on July 11. Members were reminded to renew their membership and elected a new president.  Eilleen Merritt is the FALW’s president-elect; Essie Hicks, vice president; Harry Varnas, treasurer; Jane Haas, secretary; and Mel Blake, assistant secretary. The Board of Directors are Ed Bolos, Mel Blake, Carolyn Mottola, Lita Mac-araeg and Ric Dizon. 

FALW’s next meeting will be held Aug.  8.  The food schedule will begin with group one.

Mutual 14 Picnic

Mutual 14 will have its annual picnic today, July 15, from 11:30  a.m.–2 p.m. at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. All residents from Mutual 14 are encouraged to attend.

Sunshine Club

Learn how to improve hearing problems at the July 16 meeting

Audiologist Priscilla Monge will be the speaker for the next Sunshine Club meeting on Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Hearing is one of five senses that is often taken for granted until there is a problem. Monge will give tips on what LWers can do to improve hearing problems. 

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 by email should text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, July 15, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone messages). 

 Monge is licensed as a clinical doctor of audiology and hearing aid dispenser in California. She completed her undergraduate work at California State University, Los Angeles, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in communicative disorders. She  studied at A.T. Still University, in Mesa, Arizona, where she completed her doctorate in audiology. 

She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and American Auditory Society.  Monge is bilingual in Spanish and utilizes this to provide the best care she can to patients in the Los Angeles area. She is interested in vestibular diagnostics and advocating for hearing and balanced health. 


Sunshine Club plans to start meeting weekly in person on Friday, Aug. 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 at 10 a.m. Social gathering will begin at 9:30 a.m. The room is expected to fill up quickly, so the club encourages members to arrive early. The meeting begins at 10 a.m.  with Kellie Morris from the Council on Aging, Orange County. 

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.

GAF sponsors first all-Korean Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training in Leisure World

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) sponsored first the Koreans-teaching-Koreans Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Twelve Korean-American students signed up for the first all-Korean speaking CERT training. In this 20-24-hour course, students had the opportunity to learn disaster survival skills like triage, light search and rescue, fire suppression, medical operations, and team building.   

The Leisure World Korean community needs to be aware of the natural and man-made disasters that could impact the Leisure World community, which is surrounded by bridges, an ocean, power generating stations, the Naval base, freeways and fault lines.

In a large-magnitude disaster, volunteers will be needed to help their communities, as it is likely there will be a limited number of first responders who may not be able to provide immediate assistance due to overwhelming need. By taking the CERT class, LWers can learn to be prepared and ready to respond to emergencies and help the community.  

The GAF sponsored the CERT equipment used by students to perform hands-on activities. Special thanks goes to the interpreters, at the event.

LW Anniversary

Harold and Marion Weinger of Mutual 14 celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on July 14. They are from Detroit, Michigan, and moved to LW in 2000. The two were married in 1954, and they have two children, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Harold spent several years in the  U.S. Army and earned the exclusive privilege to protect President Harry S. Truman. Harold managed many grocery stores and bakeries, and he was also a food broker throughout his career. Harold and Marion enjoyed raising their children and helped to raise their grandchildren as well.

Harold and Marion enjoy visiting with friends and family as well  as playing with their GoldenDoodle and Golden Retriever “grand-dogs,” who both live a couple of miles away.

American Legion Auxiliary

The Auxiliary is requesting volunteers to help with the Bingo games on the first, second and fourth Sunday of each month. Those who are interested in signing up should call Jean Sudbeck at (562) 594-0209 to volunteer for the different positions and more information.

The next Lunch Hour workshop and luncheon will be held at Sudbeck’s house on Tuesday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m. The luncheon is free and informative. Everyone is welcome, especially new members. To RSVP and receive directions to the location, call Sudbeck at (562) 594-0209 by Saturday, July 24.

Poppy-making will resume in the Clubhouse 1 Lobby from 10 a.m.-noon each Wednesday.  Everyone is welcome to come, and there is a job for everyone to do while meeting other members.  For information, call (562) 598-3743.

Membership dues are now payable by calling (909) 731-9179 for information.

nikkei Club

Join the sing-along on July 17

The first Nikkei meeting will be on  Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. This will be a sing-along meeting that anyone can attend. 

Sing-along meetings are something new to the Nikkei Club. Song sheets will be provided. The group will sing popular old and new Japanese songs and, of  couse, serve sukiyaki. Members are encouraged to come out and support the new meeting. Contact Sherie Vanek (562) 296-8074 or Richard Yokomi at (562) 430-8329 for more information. Refreshments will be provided, and donations are welcome. 

The Nikkei Club’s picnic will be on Aug. 20. More details to come.

The club is now accepting new members. Dues are $10 a year for new members. The Nikkei Club will not  collect dues for 2022 from 2021 members.  

For more information, call Michie Kimura at (714) 317-1102.

Where We Live Club 

The Where We Live Club will host its first in person meeting on Monday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

The  club hopes to foster honest debate about how residents can help keep Leisure World affordable while making the necessary upgrades to amenities and maintaining the value of each residential investment. Over the past decade, the club has championed a number of issues for the betterment of the community. However, it’s time to focus on the newest and most pressing issues—like the pool project, among other concerns—and come up with some fresh ideas. 

The Where We Live Club is a group of shareholders whose sole objective is to improve the quality of life for all in Leisure World Seal Beach. It invites all sincere shareholders who are willing to work together to make Leisure World all that it could and should be to join.

The Where We Live Club is not made up of  complainers, blamers or angry voices. The club wants to be a positive force in LW and desires to help make  real changes and improvements. 

LW Birthdays

Mutual 1 resident Joann Mullins celebrated her 87th birthday on July 4  by  having lunch with her daughter and her grandaughter and later having apple pie á la mode with friends Lynda Walker and Debbi Fudge.

Mary “Katie” Wait of Mutual 12 (center) celebrated her 100th birthday in July with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the picnic was attended by family coming from away as far as North Carolina, Massachusetts and Washington state. Pictured is Katie’s son Douglas Wait (l), and daughters Carolyn Wait Davenport, Martha Wait Hubner and Pamela Wait Miles.

Democratic Club

Subscribe to club’s newsletter for recall election updates, other issues

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The Democratic Club’s next meeting will be on Aug. 18 at noon. This meeting will be either in person in Clubhouse 2 or via Zoom, depending on the situation at the time.

In the meantime, all of the club’s committees—as well as the board—continue to be involved in carrying out their respective responsibilities. During its meeting on July 5, the board voted to endorse a plan designed to alert all LW Democrats about the importance of their vote in the upcoming recall election. It also agreed on a number of possible speakers for the August membership meeting.  Information about both of these issues, as well as other actions taken by the board, will be included in the club’s next electronic newsletter.

Any LW Democrat (or supporter of the club) can subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter by calling (562) 296-8521 or emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. Those who are intersted should remember to include their complete contact information. There is no charge for this subscription.

During the July meeting, the Democratic Club board also voted to endorse California Senate Bill 380. SB 380 will make sure that the End of Life Option Act will not expire, as well as improve upon the law so that more eligible Californians are able to access the law.  SB 380 is now in the hands of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. 

The existing End of Life Option Act went into effect on June 9, 2016.  It authorized the compassionate option of medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults with less than six month  life expectance.  This law will expire on Jan. 1, 2026, unless the new legislation is approved.

There are several other issues in the news that Leisure World residents will want to know more about. Of special interest to all voters, regardless of their political affiliation, is that 60 House Republicans have now joined a Conservative Climate Caucus that is willing to acknowledge the problem instead of labeling it a hoax. This caucus was formed by Rep. John Curtis, a Republican from Utah.

President Joe Biden’s new executive order should also be of interest to all readers. It aims to encourage innovation and competition, as well as boost the U.S. economy. The order covers boosting leverage for workers, lowering the prices of drugs, looking out for consumers and bringing back net neutrality.  It also tackles concentrated corporate power. More information about this executive order is in the club’s electronic newsletter.


All Leisure World voters will want to be aware that—contrary to what had previously been reported here—the recall election will be held on Sept. 14. In addition, voters will not be faced with having to vote on a proposition titled “A Lifetime Ban After Three Terms in Office for Members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.” 

Republican Club

EIPCa represenative will be at Wednesday, July 21, meeting

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor 


 Because of the upcoming recall election, the GOP Club booth will be open outside Clubhouse 6 every Monday through July and August, plus Monday, Sept.  6, and Monday-Friday, Sept. 10-14.

Anyone interested can receive voter and club information, register to vote or join the club at the booth. Political merchandise  will also be available for purchase.

The Republican Club supports and encourages voters to support the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 164election, although no recommendation from the club has yet been made on which candidate should replace him.

A representative of the Election Integrity Project, California (EIPCa), will speak at the next  Republican Club  meeting on Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Recently, EIPCa has sent three questions regarding election votes to the California Secretary of State, which are as follows:

1. Why are there almost 124,000 more votes counted in California’s Nov. 3, 2020, election than voters recorded as voting in that election? And why is most of the discrepancy driven by 116,000 vote-by-mail ballots with no apparent voter identified in VoteCal’s voting histories? 

2. Why do more than 7,700 voters have two Nov. 3, 2020, votes credited to their voting histories? These are two votes credited to each of 7,700 unique (non-duplicated) registration ID numbers in the state database. This indicates mass double voting, a significant programming error in the state’s registration system, or both.

3. Why does California have 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible citizens, and why did this overage rise 72 percent in the 2020 election cycle?

    The Secretary of State is required by state law to answer such questions within a reasonable period of time.

 Any person who wants to be added to the club membership roster, or receive more information can send an email to dharlow50@aol.com, call (714) 928-1950, or talk to someone at the club booth outside Clubhouse 6. 

Members will be emailed an agenda and minutes for each meeting and other information 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.

Concerned Shareholders

Next meeting will be held on July 22

Concerned Shareholders of Leisure World will meet on Thursday, July 22, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Golden Rain Foundation staff members Kathy Thayer, assistant recreation manager, and Roberta (Robann) Arshat, member resource and assistance liasion, will be the guest speakers.

Arshat works as a liasion with the Mutuals, government agencies and private companies to assist shareholders in need of appropriate resources.

Thayer will discuss applications for new clubs, changes to the Recreation policies, and a better understanding of the Recreation Department.

There will be a question-and-answer period after each speaker.

All shareholders are welcome to attend this meeting.

Next month’s meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

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 members get to know on another better. There will be no refreshments served at the meetings. 

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

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.

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.

June Security Report

The following is a partial  list of Security reports filed in June. The totals are recorded over a 30-day period. 


June 15,  9:08 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident detected a burning smell in the unit. The source of the smell was melted plastic in the dishwasher.

June 16, 3 p.m., Mutual 14

Resident left the stove on with  a pot while no one was at home.  The unit was secured without a fire starting.


June 3,  1:05 p.m., Mutual 2

Resident reported that property from his vehicle and unit have been removed for 6 months.

June 7, 3:10 p.m.,  Mutual 15

A resident’s unlocked bicycle was removed from carport.

June 10, 5:15 p.m., Mutual 9

An unlocked folding chair was removed from the carport area.

June 11, 10:45 a.m., Mutual 2

A ladder was reported missing from the carport area.

June 15, 10:20 a.m.,  Mutual 3

A resident reported two of her plants had been stolen 20 days earlier.

June 29, 7:38 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident reported a bicycle was removed from a friend’s carport.


June 5,  6:15 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident claimed someone  had scraped the decal off her vehicle.

June 7, 9:15 a.m., Mutual 17

A resident stated his right front tire was punctured.

June 17, 10:22 a.m., Mutual 10

A resident reported someone  had tampered with his windshield wipers.


June 1, 12:37 p.m.,  Mutual 16

An ongoing issue with a resident’s dog without a leash was reported.

June  3, 10:12 a.m., Mutual 1

A dog found inside a vehicle. The owner of the dog was  located,  and the dog was unharmed.

June 5,  7:30 p.m., Mutual 4

A barking dog was reported; no noise was detected at the scene.

June 5, 5 p.m., Mutual 3

Residents reported a roaming cat defecating on their lawns.

June 11, 8:10 p.m., Mutual 12

An unleashed dog was involved in an altercation with another dog. No injuries were reported. 

June 11, 10:58 p.m., Mutual 1

A barking dog was reported. Security heard barking at the scene and issued a pet citation.

June 14, 10:44 p.m., Mutual 9

Report of an unleashed dog on a porch. The owner was located.

June 15, 11:01 a.m., Mutual 1

A barking dog was reported.  No noise was detected at the scene. 

June 18, 6:35 p.m., Mutual 4

A barking dog was reported and detected at the scene. Resident was given a warning. 

June 29, 8:15 p.m., Mutual 4

A barking dog was reported and detected at the scene. Resident was given a warning. 


June 2, 12:11 p.m., RV Lot

A vehicle damaged a wall after striking it. 

June 9, 7:10 p.m., Mutal 1

An unknown vehicle struck a pole and fled the scene.

June 10, 7:25 p.m., Mutual 6

A delivery truck struck the roof line of a carport.

June 12, 3 p.m., Mutual 14

An unidentified vehicle struck a  parked golf cart and fled the scene.

June 14, 11 a.m., Mutual 4

A resident drove a golf cart into the light standard. There were no reported injuries.

June 17, 1:32 p.m., Thunderbird and Golden Rain Road

A driver struck a parked vehicle. 

June 20, 10:13 a.m., Mutual 2

 A vehicle hit the wall while negotiating a U-turn.

June 20, 3 p.m., Annandale and Golden Rain Road

A moving vehicle hit a parked vehicle.

June 21, 3:52 p.m.,  Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive.

Two vehicles collided in the intersection. No injuries were reported at the scene.

June 25, 6:50 p.m., Golden Rain Road and Fresh Meadow

A vehicle struck a parked vehicle’s side-view mirror.


June 1, 5:50 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident reported noise at a neighbor’s unit. No noise was detected at the scene.

June 1, 10:22 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of noise outside. No noise  was detected at the scene. 

June 4, 4:22 a.m., Mutual 7

Ongoing complaint of resident hearing noises outside his unit. No issue was detected.

June 9, 9:15 a.m., Mutual 11

Ongoing complaint of dispute between neighbors. 

June 12, 9 a.m., Mutual 15

A neighbor using power tools on the weekend. The neighbor stopped using the tools.

June 18, 4:14 a.m., Mutual 1

Resident reported a person outside unit. No one was found at the scene. 

June 19, 4:44 a.m., Mutual 7

Ongoing complaint of resident hearing noises outside his unit. No issue was detected.

June 22, 3:08 a.m., Mutual 11

Resident complained of noise outside the unit. No issue was detected at the scene. 

June 22, 8:47 a.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident complaint of noise outside the unit. No noise was detected at the scene. 

June 23, 12:36 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident complained of hearing something in attic area. No issue was detected at the scene. 

June  24, 2:15 a.m., Mutual 17

A resident complained of hearing noise outside the unit. No issue was detected at the scene. 

June 24, 10:40 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident complaint  of hearing noise outside the  unit. No issue was detected at the scene. 

June 24, 11:24 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident complained of hearing noise outside the unit. The neighbor was asked to turn down the volume of the television.

June 27, 10:56 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident complaint of hearing noise outside the unit. No noise was detected at the scene.

June 29, 1:28 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of hearing noise outside their unit. The neighbor was asked to turn down the television volume. 

June 30, 3:16 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident complaint of hearing noise outside  the unit. No issue was detected at the scene. 

June 30, 1:33 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident complained of hearing loud music outside the  unit; other resident was advised.


June 6, 6:15 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident fell while walking and was transported to LAMC.

June 8, 11:10 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident tripped on gym equipment. Medical assistance was not required.

June 10,  9:05 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident fell while removing storage items and was transported to LAMC. 

June 12, 3 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident stated she fell in the carport area. Medical transport was not required.

June 20, 9:23 p.m., Mutual 2

Resident felt ill and could not exit a vehicle. The resident was transported to LAMC. 

June 24, 8:45 p.m., Amphitheater

A resident became ill during a  performance and was transported to LAMC.

June 2, 10:30 a.m.,  Mutual 15

A resident fell while riding a  scooter; no injury.


June 4, 3:45 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident was found near a  carport and returned home safely.

June 5, 9:30 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident came to the Security office requesting assistance and was returned home safely.

June 8, 5:12 p.m., Mutual 1

A lost resident was delivered safely back to unit.

June 9, 4:44 p.m., Mutual 15

A  lost resident was delivered safely back to unit.

June 22, 11:30 a.m., Mutual 15

A lost resident was found and transported to the hospital. 


June 4, 6:19 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident reported having an altercation with another resident in May.

June 5, 6:15 p.m., Mutual 1

A neighbor was using a resident’s porch without permission.

June 5, 9:40, and 11:52 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident called on two separate occasions regarding possible suspects attempting to enter her unit. SBPD was called; there were no suspects or evidence of attempted forced entry found at the scene.

June 6, 10:40 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident reported inappropriate material placed on her vehicle’s windshield.

June 7, 11:20 a.m., Mutual 12

A resident and GRF employee involved in a verbal discussion regarding masks.

June 7, 11:39 a.m., Community Church

A possible trespasser was reported near the church. No one was found.

June 8, 3:41 p.m., Mutual 14

Mutual Violation: A resident was conducting vehicle repairs in the carport. They were advised of mutual rules and stopped immediately.

June 10, 3:50 p.m., Mutual 9

SBPD requested a welfare check for a resident. Security found the resident safe.

June 10, 10 a.m., Stock Transfer

A former resident and a current resident were in a verbal dispute over the removal of LW Weekly papers.

June 11, 9:46 p.m., Mutual 1

Residents and a family member were involved in a verbal altercation. The family member left the scene.

June 11, 6:30 p.m.,CH 6

A resident dispute over wearing a mask.

June 12, 12:54 p.m., Mutual 16

Mutual Violation: A resident was conducting vehicle repairs in the carport. The resident was  advised of mutual rules and stopped immediately.

June 14, 2:04 p.m., Mutual 1

Residents were involved in a verbal altercation regarding smoking in the carport.

June 14, 10:30 a.m., Mutual 11

A resident and a contractor  were involved in a dispute. The argument was diffused; no further issues.

June 15, 11:13 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident reported someone was inside their unit; no one was found.

June 15, 9:08 p.m., Mutual 6

Laundry room was being used after hours. People left the scene.

June 15, 11:23 a.m., Mutual 15

A visitor reported an unknown substance was placed on her parked vehicle.

June 16, 5:08 a.m., Mutual 7

Security directed a lost visitor to the correct unit.

June 17, 9:10 a.m., Mutual 17

Fire Alarm Activation: False alarm.

June 18, 7:24 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident was  flying a drone and ceased operations once advised of drone policies.

June 18, 9:28 a.m., Stock Transfer

Two people were involved in  an argument at Stock Transfer. One person left the scene before Security’s arrival.

June 20, 8:43 a.m., Mutual 15

A resident was involved in a verbal altercation with their daughter.

June 23, 7:34 p.m., Mutual 2/1.8 Acres

Issue regarding ownership of plot.

June 24, 10 p.m., Mutual 15

A possible trespasser was reported. No violation was issued and the caregiver was escorted to the correct address.

June 25, 9:10 p.m., St. Andrews Gate

Possible Trespasser: SBPD conducted search for fleeing suspect; no suspect found.

June 26, 1:34 p.m., Car Wash

A non-resident was using the car wash. They were advised of the rules and left the area.

June 26, 3:15 a.m., Mutual 9

Ongoing dispute regarding secondhand smoke between neighbors.

June 26, 1:27 a.m., Mutual 4

Smoke Alarm Activation: No smoke or fire; resident’s alarm required service.

June 27, 10 a.m., Mutual 12

Driver complained about pedestrians not being observant.

June 28, 4:41 a.m., St. Andrews Drive and Interlachen Road. 

A non-resident was escorted out of the community.


Paramedic calls: 129 (average 4.3 per day)

Theft: 6

Vandalism: 3

Traffic Incidents: 10

Death Investigations:13

Lost Residents: 5

Injury: 7

Noise Complaints: 18

Fire: 2

Dog/Pet Complaints: 10

Grand Total: 203



In Memoriam

Paula Ducan 89

Lisa Tyra 55

Veronica Statzer 57

David Cook 56

Jonathan Glasgow 62

Rose Ann Albert 82

OkYea Kim 73

Frank Leaon 69

Michelle Stueva 63

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—Paid obituary



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



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. 07/15


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. 07/07/202


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. 07/15




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.


LOOKING FOR SUNDAY CAREGIVER. Assist a 91-year old Mom with meals, light housekeeping, medicine, etc. Other days possible but need Sunday afternoons ASAP. Call Mariana at (818) 324-5772 or  send a text. 


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

949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07



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. 09/30


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. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07


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. 09/30


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/30


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. 09/30


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. 09/30



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


Dire NEED for Used-Car, Truck, Van, Motor-Cycle, Motor-Scooter, Vet Seat. Call 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. 07/15


6×12 Box Trailer. Air/Water TIGHT. Sitting in RV Lot by Clubhouse-4.  714-328-1233.



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


Oscillating Pedestal Fan with/Remote $20, Procter Counter-Top Oven $15, Plug-In Wall Lamp $10, Red Wall Clock $5, Frankenstein Cookie Jar $15,  LED Desk Lamp $8,  Assorted Table-Runners $5.00/each.  714-469-7519


La-Z-Boy Twin-Bed Sleeper Chair. Charcoal Tweed, Like-NEW, $500. Recently paid $1,600.00    509-671-2689.


20” Fold-Up 6-Speed Bike with/Kevlar Tires, also 26” Raleigh 21-Speed with/18”  High Handle Bars $90/each.  562-594-7549


Moving Sale July 16th-17th (Fri/Sat) 9:00am-3:00pm. 1441 Monterey Road – Mutual-2/Apt-61D. Furniture, Kitchen Items, Pictures and Miscellaneous Items.


Twin-Bed with Mattress, Box-Spring and Frame. Send email to kalena.hayden@earthlink.net and provide a call-back number.