LWW Trans/Vie 10-17-19

Pages 1-3, 8-14, 26

Page 1, General, pg 2-3

American Flag Etiquette

LW Weekly readers often ask about American flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Here is a list of rules and guidelines for displaying the American flag and treating it with proper respect.

Honoring the Flag Code

On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution, which was amended on Dec. 22, 1942, that encompassed what has come to be known as the U.S. Flag Code. 

Perhaps the most important guideline involves how citizens should behave around the flag of the United States. It is an emblem of America’s identity as a sovereign nation and people for more than 200 years.

Therefore, members of the armed services and veterans are asked to stand at attention and salute when their flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered; civilians should place their right hand over their heart.

When to Display the U.S. Flag

The flag is a symbol of respect, honor and patriotism. It may be displayed on any day of the year according to the following guidelines:

• The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement.

• The custom is to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on flagstaffs in the open, but it may be displayed at night—if illuminated—to produce a patriotic effect.

• The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on:

-New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

-Inauguration Day, Jan. 20

-Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, third Monday in January

-Lincoln’s Birthday, Feb. 12

-Washington’s Birthday, third Monday in February

-Easter Sunday (variable)

-Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May

-Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May

-Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May

-Flag Day, June 14

-Father’s Day, third Sunday in June

-Independence Day, July 4

-Labor Day, first Monday in September

-Constitution Day, Sept. 17

-Columbus Day, second Monday in October

-Navy Day, Oct. 27

-Veterans Day, Nov. 11

-Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November

-Christmas Day, Dec. 25

The flag will also be flown on any other days as proclaimed by the President of the United States, the birthdays of States (date of admission) and on State holidays.

The flag should be displayed at every public institution and in or near every polling place on election days, and at schoolhouses during school days.

Proper Display of the Flag

As a symbol of the country and its people, the flag should be treated with respect and be honored when on display.  To treat the flag with the dignity it deserves, the following display guidelines are recommended:

• When the flag is hung vertically on a wall, window, or door, the Union (blue section) should be to the observer’s left. When the flag is hung either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the Union should be to the observer’s left.

• In a procession, the American flag should be to the right (the flag’s own right) of any other flag or, if in a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.

• When displayed from a staff projecting from a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff.

• When the flag is displayed otherwise than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out; or so suspended that its folds fall as freely as though the flag were staffed.

• When displayed over a street, the flag should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street, or to the east in a north and south street.

• On a platform, the flag should be above and behind the speaker, with the union uppermost and to the observer’s left.

• When displayed from a staff in a church or auditorium, the flag should occupy the position of honor and be placed at the speaker’s right as he faces the audience.

• When the flag is used to cover a casket, the union should be at the head and over the left shoulder.

Displaying the Flag on a Vehicle 

The flag should not be displayed on a float except from a staff or draped over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle.

When the flag is displayed on a vehicle, the staff should be fixed firmly to the chassis.

Hoisting and Lowering the Flag

The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

When flown at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to half-staff position. It should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. Half-staff is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag must be flown at half-staff on all buildings on the death of any officer listed below, for the period indicated:

• For the President or a former President: 30 days from the date of death.

• For the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives: 10 days from the day of death.

• For an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Cabinet, a former Vice President, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives: From the day of death until interment.

• For a United States Senator, Representative, Delegate or the Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: the flag should be flown in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia, on the day of death and on the following day; in the state, congressional district, territory, or commonwealth of such Senator, Representative, Delegate, or Commissioner, from the day of death until interment.

For a Governor: Within the state, territory or possession, from the day of death until interment.

Displaying the Flag with Other Flags

In the United States, no other flag should be placed above the American flag or, if they are to be placed on the same level, to the right of the American flag.

The United Nations flag may not be displayed above or in a position of superior prominence to the United States flag except at United Nations Headquarters.

The flag, when displayed with another against a wall—both from crossed staffs—should be on the right (the flag’s own right), and its staff should be in front of the other staff.

The American flag should be at the center and the highest point when displayed with a group of state flags.

When flags of states, cities, etc., are flown on the same halyard, the American flag should be at the peak.

When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height, and the American flag should be hoisted first and lowered last.

How Not to Display the Flag

The flag and its likeness should be treated with respect. Its image should not be cheapened or tarnished by improper use.

The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing, including government officials—even the President.

The flag should never be displayed with the union (stars) down, unless as a signal of dire distress.

The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise.

The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used or stored so that it might be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

The flag should never be used as covering for a ceiling.

The flag should never have anything placed on it.

The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose, nor embroidered on cushions or handkerchiefs, printed on paper napkins or boxes, nor used as any portion of a costume.

How to Dispose of the 

American Flag

When the flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem, it should be destroyed in a dignified and ceremonious fashion, preferably by burning.

Most American Legion posts will conduct an annual ceremony, often on Flag Day (June 14) to retire old or worn flags. Leisure World’s American Legion Post 327 will help people retire their  flags.

Great California ShakeOut is today

The 2019 Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill will be held today, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m. More than 10 million Californians—including hundreds of Leisure World residents and Golden Rain Foundation employees—will participate in “Drop, Cover and Hold On” and other readiness drills to prep for an earthquake. In addition to practicing local response, the drill provides time for first responders to fine-tune emergency plans. 

The GRF is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Expo as part of its Fall Festival from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Clubhouse 6. Residents will be able to get more information and purchase survival supplies there.

There are lots of ways to prepare for a disaster:


 In the event of an emergency or disaster, help may not be immediately available. All households should have basic items such as food, water and supplies available; pre-assembled emergency kits and disaster backpacks provide these essential items.

The Leisure World Purchasing Department is selling waterproof Survival Kits for $10.76 at the Copy and Supply Center in Building 5. The red nylon bag with a handle contains 6 water pouches, a Dynamo Ready Light, a 2,400 calorie food bar and a solar blanket. 

Seal Beach Police Deparment Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) are selling grab-and-go emergency kits and disaster preparedness backpacks. The kits range in price from $25-$90. There are also single-use items available and a pet emergency kit. Proceeds from  sales support the VIPS program. To purchase an emergency kit or disaster backpack, contact VIP Sylvia Klebe at 260-8919 or e-mail her at klebester@gmail.com. 

The Seal Beach Police Department VIPS program provides thousands of volunteer hours to the City of Seal Beach and the Seal Beach Police Department. VIPS perform a variety of duties including staffing the Seal Beach Pier substation and providing uniformed patrols.  For more information about the VIPS program, contact Cpl. Michael Henderson at mhenderson@sealbeachca.gov.

For more information about how to prepare for a disaster go to www.ready.gov.

ALERTOC System Test

Residents can do their part to prepare for emergencies by registering for AlertOC, a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies. By registering with AlertOC, time-sensitive voice messages from the City of Orange may be sent to your home, mobile or business phone. Text messages may also be sent to mobile phones, e-mail accounts, and hearing impaired receiving devices. 

For more information or to register alternate phone numbers or e-mail addresses, visit AlertOC.org. Registrations of cell phone and alternate numbers increase the potential of reaching the greatest number of community members as rapidly as possible. This enables landlines, cell phones and e-mail addresses to be incorporated into a single notification system.


Leisure World residents can also sign up LW Live for real time community information from the Golden Rain Foundation. Sign up at www.lwsb.com.


Leisure World offers CERT training, a 20-hour FEMA-approved course includes training in personal disaster preparedness, light search and rescue, fire suppression, team organization, medical operations including triage, disaster psychology and terrorism. CERT, which means Community Emergency Response Team, trains people to assist others when professional responders are not immediately available to help. 

The Golden Age Foundation recently donated survival backpacks to every CERT volunteer who completes the course. They include a  CERT hardhat, CERT Vest, working gloves, googles and an N-95 particulate respirator. Some kits may contain additional supplies like flashlights and batteries, knee pads, emergency blankets and snap lights. The Golden Age Foundation, a nonprofit that spends its donations to make Leisure World a better place to live, spent about  $2,600 for the backpacks.

A CERT training course is now underway and another one will be held in March. The course is publicized the LW Weekly. The training is ideal for mutual building captains and directors. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Eloy Gomez, GRF safety and emergency coordinator, at  431-6586, ext. 356, or  eloyg@lwsb.com. 


As of presstime, several Mutuals reported planned ShakeOut activities, most of which would start at 10:17 a.m. today: 

• Mutual 2 will hold a “Drop, Cover and Hold On” presentation on the greenbelt.

• Mutual 3 will have a ShakeOut drill.

• Mutual 6 volunteers will conduct a building check following a “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill at 10:17 a.m.

• Mutual 10 has distributed flyers encouraging shareholders to participate and prepare for disasters at a personal level in their units.

• Mutual 11 building captains will have a drill that includes a door-to-door check-in. Volunteers will practice listening for (simulated) cries of help or whistles blowing and report findings to the command center. Command center volunteers will dispatch the Mutual 11 CERT team to ascertain damage and investigate building captain reports, reporting findings to the command center. 

• Mutual 17 will hold a practice evacuation with designated meet-up areas.

• GRF staff will participate in the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” followed by building evacuations.    

Earthquakes Happen

The Ridgecrest Earthquake began the morning of July 4  with a magnitude 6.4 temblor, followed by many aftershocks. The next night, a magnitude 7.1 occurred—now understood as the main shock. It was felt all around Southern and Central California; the most violent shaking was experienced south of Owens Valley, just over 100 miles east of Bakersfield (in between the Sierras and Mojave Desert). Exponentially more aftershocks continued for weeks. Southern California was on edge, with many people wondering if more would happen and how to improve safety. This was the biggest earthquake  in Southern California since the 1999 7.1 Hector Mine Earthquake. Use ShakeOut drills to test communication  plans, secure space from items that could fall or break and update insurance policies, among other readiness precautions.

Drop Cover and Hold On is safest strategy

When the earth shakes, remember to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” It can save lives and reduce the risk of injury. Everyone, everywhere, should learn and practice what to do during an earthquake, no matter where they are. Step 1 is to DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby. Then COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand

If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter. If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows); stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs and HOLD ON until shaking stops: If you are under shelter, hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts. If you are unprotected, hold on to your head and neck with both arms and hands.

AES Construction Update

The AES Alamitos Energy Center (AEC) started up its  first unit  for the first time last week after more than two years of construction. During this process, natural gas is combusted in the gas turbines to produce high pressure steam, which is then used to clean the main lines/pipes of the AEC. 

This “steam blow” phase of the commissioning process is critical to avoid damage to the equipment and lengthen the life of the plant. The heat and steam pressure will ensure that the newly installed steam system is perfectly clean, that no foreign material can get into the steam turbine and that plant systems are functioning properly.


The steam blow phase can last anywhere from one to two weeks. During this time, steam blows may occur 24 hours per day in a close-loop cycle. In addition, open air steam blows will occur intermittently between the hours of 7 a.m. -7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday. 

During the open-air steam blows, steam is released from the steam lines and vented to the atmosphere. This creates a large plume and is louder than the close-loop cycle blows. A loud hissing sound will be heard during open air steam blows; however, both close-loop and open blow steam blows will create some noise. 

This is temporary and will not be a part of normal operations. 

The center is working to complete this process as quickly and as safely as possible.


During the first fire of the first unit, an odor was emitted from the site, which is adjacent to Leisure World. The odor was a result of the burn-off of rust, dust and other residuals from the construction process. This will not be a part of normal operations.

Yellow/Light Orange Plume

The AEC has also received calls regarding the yellow/light orange plume vented from the new stack. This is also a normal part of the commissioning process. The yellow/orange cast is a result of oxides of nitrogen, which happens for two reasons: Pollution control equipment has not yet been installed on the new units, which results in higher oxides of nitrogen than normal operations, and the turbine is running at much lower rate than during normal operations.

The pollution control equipment will be installed as soon as the steam blow phase has been successfully completed. Further commissioning operations should not cause the yellow/orange plume. 

These emissions were assessed during the permitting phase and the result is that maximum possible impacts are lower than air quality standards. This is temporary and will not be a part of normal operations. Like the steam blow phase, this will be resolved in one to two weeks.

Current Status

The first of two units has successfully completed the steam blow phase. The second unit will initiate first fire soon. When the second unit successfully completes the steam blow phase, both units will run through a steam blow phase together. This will complete the steam blow process and will begin the steam blow restoration period. The steam plume from the initial first fire and steam blow may have a yellow/light orange appearance at first. There may also be an odor emitted from this initial process. Should this occur, it should clear  in a short time.

AEC stresses that the noise and odors are temporary and will not be a part of normal operations. For more information, visit www.renewaesalamitos.com or call (888) 363-2226.

GRF Fall Fest

The 2019 GRF Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Clubhouse 6. The LW CERT Club, in conjunction with the Security Department and several service clubs, will showcase  emergency preparedness equipment and have the latest information at the fest. People will be able to purchase survival kits and other items.

The L.A. Sound Machine, a Gloria Estefan tribute band, will be rocking outdoors with a Latin flavor. The band highlights all of the mega-hits from the 80s to today. 

A variety of noshes will be offered by Koffel’s food truck at modest prices as well as a tri-tip barbecue ($10) for heartier appetites. The Theater Club will provide complimentary face painting for the young at heart.

In addition to OC agencies and LW Service clubs, vendors include:

• SOCAL Animal Response Team (SCART)

• The Salvation Army

• OC 211

• LW Radio Club


• Make A Difference CPR, First Aid and AED

• Blue Can Water

• CERT Study Group

• Security


• More Prepared  

• ARES, a radio communications service group in L.W.

Shuttle service will be available from the parking lot of Clubhouse 4, so plan park and ride. 

For more information, contact events@lwsb.com. 

GAF Board Meeting

The Golden Age Foundation Board will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. in Conference Room B in Building 5. Everyone is invited to attend. 

Airport Noise Update

Aircraft engines and high speed turbulence over the fuselage are the largest sources of noise on aircraft and exposure to noise impacts can be stressful. 

Occasionally residents complain to the Golden Rain Foundation about commercial aircraft noise, and there are ways to lodge formal complaints.

The nearby Long Beach Airport has a multi-million dollar system called  Airport Noise and Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) in place to monitor aircraft noise and to help enforce the city’s Airport Noise Compatibility Ordinance.

There are 18 noise monitors located throughout Long Beach.

The airport has a budget of nearly half a million dollars a year devoted to maintaining monitoring and reporting aircraft noise. 

The best way to make a noise complaint is to call (562) 570-2665, the complaint hotline.

A staff noise specialist investigates every complaint.

The complaints are logged into the ANOMS complaint database and plotted on a map for the monthly Airport Advisory Commission  meeting. 

Although violations are not issued because of complaints, complaints are studied for patterns and to gauge community issues.

Flu Clinic is Oct. 18

The annual Health Care Center Flu Shot Clinic will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. Parking is limited; people should use the Minibus shuttle or ACCESS service if possible.

A make-up clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 29, will be in the Health Care Center in Conference Room 1. 

OptumCare is offering two vaccines this year: a regular dose and a stronger dose for residents age 65 and older. The cost for the flu shot is $40 for the regular dose and $64 for the stronger dose. The costs are higher than last year for everyone. 

There are two ways to pay:

• Your health insurance. Bring your insurance card. Your insurance company will send you an explanation of benefits (EOB) in next month as proof of payment. This is not a bill. Note: The clinic cannot accept Kaiser Permanente. 

• The clinic also accepts cash payments. Payment must be collected before receiving the shot; cash only. 

Mutual  Appointment Time

Mutuals 8 and 9 8 a.m.-8:45 a.m.

Mutuals 4 and 11 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Mutuals 1 and 17 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Mutuals 10 and 14 10:15 a.m.-11 a.m.

Mutuals 2 and 16 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Mutuals 12 and 15 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mutuals 3 and 5 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Mutuals 6 and 7 1:15 p.m.-2 p.m.

Missed appointments 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

CAP Food Distribution

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be today, Oct. 17. Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including  canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.  Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,287 a month for one person; $1,736 for a two-person household; $2,184 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).

People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf. For more information, call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317. 

Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 26

The Seal Beach Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. 

Bring pills for disposal to Leisure World’s Security building at the Main Gate on Saturday, Oct. 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous.

Last April, Americans turned in over 468 tons (over 937,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,800 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 17 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 11,816,393 pounds—more than 3,000 tons—of pills.  

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are on the rise, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—pose potential safety and health hazards. 

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Oct. 26 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA website at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/index.html. 

Directions for Shareholders

• Driving: Stay on the left exit lane on Golden Rain Road, make a left onto the driveway between the Security building and the LW Globe. After dropping off unused medications, make a left turn to re-enter the community.

• Walking: People can take the LW bus, walk or ride bicycles to the Main Gate, walk outside to the OCTA bus waiting area.      

For your privacy a Department of Justice officer will be on-site to ensure your medical container with personal information is not touched once deposited in the recycling receptacle which is then incinerated complete with drugs and containers.

Arts and Crafts Fest

The 51st annual GRF Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Arts & Crafts Festival is for the purpose of encouraging the creative talents of Leisure World GRF members. 

While invited to exhibit their products, participants must adhere to guidelines established in Golden Rain Policy 1481; items for sale at the festival must have been made by the shareholder/member. No manufactured articles may be sold. Each seller must live in Leisure World and be a GRF member. 

Smart Driver Class

Renew Smart Driver certificates at the AARP Smart Driver Course from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

For more information, call Ruth Bradley at (714) 401-2237.

CalFresh Benefits

Qualified LW residents can get help applying for CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, in person with Cindy Tostado, GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison, online or via phone. 

People who are over 55 and meet monthly income guidelines may qualify.

For more information, call Cindy Tostado, LCSW, GRF member resource and assistance liaison, 431-6586, ext. 317.

Rabid bat found in SB

A bat found alive near the entrance of Kohl’s department store at 12345 Seal Beach Blvd. in the City of Seal Beach on Sunday, Oct. 6, at around 8 p.m. has tested positive for rabies. Rabid bats are identified routinely each year in Orange County and around the country. Contact with bats should be avoided and any potential bat bite should be discussed with a medical provider.

Anyone who may have had physical contact with this bat or saw someone else having contact with the bat is asked to call the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) Communicable Disease Control Division at (714) 834-8180 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or (714) 834-7792 after hours to determine the risk for rabies. Owners of pets who may have had contact with this bat should contact their veterinarian.

The rabies virus is found in an animal’s saliva and is transmitted to people by a bite from a rabid animal. Although very rare, contamination of the eyes, mouth or an open wound by the saliva of a rabid animal can also transmit rabies. Most cases of human rabies in the United States in recent years have resulted from bat strains of rabies; bats have very small teeth, and their bites may go unnoticed.

Once a person begins showing signs and symptoms of rabies, the disease is nearly always fatal. For that reason, preventive treatment to stop the rabies virus from causing illness is given to anyone who may have been exposed to rabies. Medical assistance should be obtained promptly after an exposure so any wound can be cleaned and preventive treatment can be started. This treatment is safe and effective.

The HCA and OC Animal Care recommend the following actions to minimize the risk of rabies:

• Avoid all contact with wild animals.

• Vaccinate all cats and dogs against rabies.

• Do not sleep with open unscreened windows or doors.

• If bats are seen inside the house or other structure, close off the area and contact animal control. Once the bat(s) have been removed, close off any areas allowing entrance into the house.

• Do not leave pet food outside where it will attract wild animals.

• Immediately wash all animal bites with soap and water, being sure to flush the wound well, then contact your doctor.

• Report all animal bites or bats found in a home or workplace to your local animal control agency.

More information about rabies is available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/rabies.

Religion pgs 8-9

Community Church

Community Church appreciates all creatures—human and animal—in God’s kingdom. On Oct. 4, the church blessed the animals here in Leisure World. The Community Church Planning Team presented an upbeat and pet-friendly event that included hymns, readings and an encouraging message titled “To All Creation.” Pastor Johan Dodge closed the service  by walking through the crowd and giving an individual blessing over each animal while church member Andre DuSomme provided background guitar music.  At the conclusion of the service, pets and pet-owners were treated to delicious treats prepared by the planning team.  

The Sunday evening Bible study, led by Joy Reed, meets at 5 p.m. in the Fireside Room.  The topic will be “Christ’s Death and Resurrection.”

A Bible study on the Book of Revelation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the studies.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, Pastor Johan will give a Scripture-based message titled “Rekindle: Justice or Faithfulness?” The Scripture Lesson is Luke 18:1-8.  Sally Clark will serve as lay liturgist. Worship services are at 9:50 a.m., followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall.

Redeemer Lutheran

October’s Growing-in-Faith focus continues Sunday, Oct. 20, at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor Lisa Rotchford’s sermon “Faithful Living that Never Ends.” 

Dee Sessa will give the alter flowers in memory of her husband Peter, and son Douglas. Shirlene Bradrick will greet people at the door, and Maria Swift will usher them into the sanctuary. Violet Quist and Juanita Townsend will lead Scripture readings and prayers.

The church is on St. Andrew’s Drive, next to the golf course/ swimming pool and across from the Administration building with ample parking. There is also a midweek Lutheran/Episcopal combined worship service for prayer, reflection and Communion at 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. 

Under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer, the study of Matthew, Mark and Luke will be the focus of the weekly Bible class on Wednesdays  from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the upstairs Conference Room — no steps or ramps; it’s totally accessible.  

Orange County Care Connections provides respite care for persons diagnosed with memory impairment and their caregivers. This ministry of Redeemer is open to everyone in the Leisure World community. The program runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (562) 596-1209 for more information or visit www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.

—Sue Long

Faith Christian Assembly

Bill Gates is quoted as saying, “The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” 

A great way of finding out what is happening at Faith Christian Assembly is to check out its website at at www.FCAchurch.net. It is packed full of useful information, such as “What We Believe,” directions to the church, events and photos. The website is constantly  updated with current issues of the monthly church newsletter.

So click by and check it out.

Faith Fellowship Time at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010. 

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Oct. 20. The First Reading is Exodus 17:8-13 and the Second Reading is 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2.

St. Therese 

Annual Baby Shower

St. Therese Organization of Holy Family Parish will host a baby shower to benefit the Precious Life Center in Los Alamitos today, Thursday, Oct. 17, in Clubhouse 2, at noon. The event is in recognition of Respect Life Month in October. Members can bring money and/or baby items to donate to the center. Lunch will be provided. 

  Masses and Confessions Schedule

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

Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m. 

First Christian Church

First Christian Church will celebrate the life of Pastor Phil O’Malley on Saturday, Oct. 19,  at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. He died on Sept. 7. He and Pam, his beloved wife of 63 years, have been residents of Leisure World for over 20 years. Pastor Phil taught the Bible at First Christian Church for 18 of those years. He served as commander of the American Legion Post 327, as president of the Y Service Club and CFO of Mutual 12. His life was dedicated to the service of others and as he receives his heavenly reward, FCC and his innumerable friends and family rejoice in honoring his noble life. 

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

Sunday begins with Elder Jack Frost teaching Bible study at  9 a.m. from the book of Luke. At 9:30 a.m. the Hospitality Room opens for fellowship and light refreshments, with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting.

Pastor Bruce Humes will begin the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in “Cleanse Me,” “Our God Reigns” and “To God Be the Glory.” The Communion hymn will be “He Lives.”   

The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “It Is Well With My Soul.” Pastor Bruce Humes will present the Communion meditation and service. For the offertory, Pat Kogok and Rhonda Sandberg will play “There’s Something About That Name.” 

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes will sing “Because He Lives,” followed by Linda Benevento, who will read Matthew 28:1-6.

Pastor Gene’s message is “The Resurrection,” based on Matthew 28:1-10. 

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

Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office at (562) 431-8810 for further information. Leave a recorded message and someone will return the call.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on Oct. 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Karen Isenberg. An oneg Shabbat will follow the service.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Eric Dangott. An hour of Torah study will began at 10:15. The service will continue until about noon and will be followed by a potluck lunch. 

Services for Shemini Atzeret/Yizkor will be held on Monday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m with Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes. 

Celebrate Simchat Torah on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Singer-Frankes. The service will feature a dedication of two new Torah covers donated by the families of Henrietta Zarovsky, and Rita and Harry Hasten.

A plaque will be placed on the Memorial Board. A light lunch will follow services. RSVP by today, Oct. 17, to Gene Yaffee at 430-7040 or grandmagene83@gmail.com.

A fundraiser will be held at Ruby’s Diner at PCH and Second Street on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 4-9 p.m. A portion of dine-in and take-out meals will go to Congregation Sholom.

A Bat Mitzvah class is in the works. Interested women should email their names and email addresses to Mel Chazen at melvin.chazen@yahoo.com.

An “Ask the Rabbi” column is being set up in “News & Nachas.” Email questions for Ask the Rabbi to Mel Chazen.

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

Korean Community Church

Korean Community Church, Rev. Jang Young Yong, pastor, recently celebrated Deacon Ji Sa Young’s 89th birthday with an abundant feast, prepared by Ji’s children.

 Ji moved to Leisure World in 2002. He has served as the chairman for the OC Korean American Association for the Elderly for 18 years,  counseling, consoling and otherwise working for the benefit of people of the community. He attends the church’s early morning worships on Saturdays and every Sunday worships at the KCC.

The KCC will hold it second annual friends-invited picnic at Dana Point on Oct. 21.

KCC is currently having a 99-day contest to read all 66 chapters of the Bible. The senior pastor guides the Bible reading contest in the Communion room on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Pastor Kang In Duk will lead an eight-week training course on the principles and the practice of evangelism, starting Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

The church choir will participate in a concert to aid the blind, hosted by the Oriental Mission Church, on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. The church donates to charities in Korea every year to help 20-30 low-income patients receive eye surgery.

The KCC has a worship service every Sunday at  noon in the main sanctuary of Community Church. Early morning worship  are Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. in the main sanctuary.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev services are accessed online on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov. Shabbat Ma’ariv services are at 6 p.m. and Shacharit services are at 10:30 a.m.

 In addition to the Sabbath services, Rabbi-Cantor Galit Shirah also conducts a short Weekday Ma’ariv (evening) service every Thursday at 4 p.m. on SimShalom.com, that includes a Torah reading, a D’var Torah, a prayer for healing and the Mourners Kaddish.

The Torah reading for this Shabbat T’shuvah (The Sabbath of Returning) is “Ha’azinu,” and Moses completes his final address to the Israelites in a song.  The man who feared that he was incapable of speaking to Pharaoh expresses eloquently the future of the Israelite people, including his vision of their eventual rejection of HaShem and punishment through exile. Moses is then given a view of the land he will not enter before he ascends Mt. Nebo and his death.

The schedule of livestream services (links are above) for Sukkot is:

• Sunday, Oct. 13: Erev Sukkot, 6 p.m.

• Monday, Oct. 14: Sukkot Day 1, 10:30 a.m. 

• Tuesday, Oct. 15: Sukkot Day 2, 10:30 a.m.

Hebrew classes are suspended for the high holiday season. Classes will resume on Nov. 6. Call (562) 715-0888 to enroll.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet from 9:30 -11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Clubhouse 4.

Ven. Vui Mung, also known as Joyful Heart, from Desert Zen Center will present Buddhism in a simple way—how to suffer less and become happier. It’s an interactive group; people are encouraged to ask questions. He will begin the session with a guided meditation.

Check the website at LWSB.com under Religion, Buddha Circle, for more information. There is no membership fees, just a gathering of like-minded people. All residents are welcome.

Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Joyful Heart in his teachings. For more information, call (714) 933-5122.

—Florence Diep

St. Theodore’s Episcopal

St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church meets for a worship service with Communion at 12:15 p.m Sunday, Oct. 20, in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive.

The Rev. Lisa Rotchford will preach on “Faithful Living that Never Ends.” The worship is followed by refreshments and fellowship in the conference room. A combined Lutheran/Episcopal Communion service is held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. All are welcome.

Life Changers

Life Changers are people who can bring the power, favor and light of heaven into circumstances encountered here on earth. The group meets on the first and third Fridays from 1:30-3 p.m., with the next meeting scheduled for Oct. 18.  Men and women are welcome. For more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

Home League

The Home League of the Salvation Army will meet Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Capt. Josh Sneed will open the meeting with prayer and Pledge of Alligiance.  Ramona Glass will announce the songs. Pastor Gwynn Vaughn and his wife, Ginny, from Faith Christian Assembly will speak. They are active in the ministries, especially the music ministry, of the church. Refreshments served before and during the meeting. All are welcome and bring friends.

Assembly of God

Johnny and Ruth Larring, internationally known artists, will be featured at Assembly of God’s Sunday services in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. for the Hymn Sing in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. 

This couple has been ministering through music and God’s Word for over 40 years-in person, over the radio and on television. They have produced over 15 albums in English and Norwegian.

At the Hymn Sing, the Larrings will present special music in solos and duets and congregational singing. A love offering will be taken at this service to support their ministry.

People can purchase CDs by the Larrings and to hear more about their life’s work at the fellowship time following the program. 

Prayer meetings will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. 

The weekly Bible study from the book of Revelation is Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Pastor Sam Pawlak will lead the study, and worksheets are available.

On Nov. 10, the church will host its first Missions Banquet and program at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.  Tickets are $5 each and are available from church members and Pastor Sam.

LW Baptist Church

The Leisure World Baptist Church will hold Sunday service on Oct. 20 in Clubhouse 4. Sunday School is from 8:40-9:10 a.m. Bob Simons teaches this  well-attended class. Afterward enjoy coffee and a sweet treat with friends at the round tables until 9:45, when the morning service begins.

Soloist Magda Bellis will sing a hymn of promise to the Lord, “I’m His To Command.”

The choir sing “Who is on the Lord’s Side?”

Congregational hymns include “Rescue the Perishing,” “Jesus I Come to Thee” and an old hymn sung in many altar calls from the past “Just As I Am.”  Pianist Yvonne Leon will play for the offertory.  Pastor Rolland Coburn’s message is titled “Pray for Israel, Pray For The Lost” from Romans 10:1-4.  

The Men’s Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 8.

Mindfulness Meditation

The Buddha Circle will meet for a Mindfulness Meditation session from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and 30, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. The sessions are facilitated. Donations are welcome; admission is free. For more information, call (714) 234-8735.

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Good News Singers

by Nancy Maggio

LW contributor

The Good News Singers will be the first to welcome in Christmas cheer with the concert “He is Born” on Saturday, Nov. 2, in Clubhouse 4 at noon.

The choir will sing many Christmas favorites, including “Mary’s Boy Child,” “Go Tell It On the Mountain” and “Do You Hear What I Hear.” The group will be in white choir robes to depict a scene of reverence for the birth of Christ.

The Good News Singers will serve a free lunch right after the concert. So bring appetites to cap off a musical afternoon to welcome in the Christmas season.

Community Sing

by Ethel Carter

LW contributor

Leisure World residents are cordially invited to come to the Community Sing on Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.  

People who want to participate in Opening Acts should come at 6 to sign in with the emcee, Nancy Maggio, bringing piano music for the pianist as needed.  

On Sept. 30, Carmen Edwards was the leader. 

Opening Acts began with Ethel Carter singing “What a Wonderful World,” followed by Audrey McKenzie, “Beyond the Reef”; Byong Choi, “Autumn Leaves”; Richard Yokomi, “City of New Orleans” (accompanying himself on his electric guitar); Chuck Zeman, “Deep Purple” (a capella); Bruce DuPont, “Bye, Bye, Blackbird”; Bob Barnum, “Catch the Wind” (a capella) and Essie Hicks, “I Have a Dream” (a capella).  

Pianist Pat Kogok accompanied four of the performers. 

After Opening Acts Carmen led the audience in group singing until 7:15 when she introduced her half-time guests, the Hui a Hula dancers. 

These ladies, dressed in colorful Hawaiian dresses and leis, brought Hawaiian percussion instruments made of gourds, feathers, and bamboo sticks.

They sang five numbers: “Pua Iliahi”, “Aloha Kauai/Vioula,”  “I’ll Remember You” (dedicated to two members of the Hui a Hula Club, who have recently passed away), “Lei Hooheno” and “What a Wonderful World,” inviting the audience to join and demonstrating the hand and arm movements for the words. This last song was accompanied by Pat Kogok on the piano.    

The audience was entranced by the lovely dancing and impressed with the skills of the dancers, moving back and forth, changing line formations and playing the percussion instruments in sync.

The dancers were rewarded by the audience’s loud applause and cheers.  

One of the dancers took a group picture of everyone—including the audience and dancers.

Carmen then asked the audience to pass in their books and stand for the singing of  “Kumbaya,” which wrapped up the musical evening.  

Many thanks to pianist, Pat Kogok and to Bob Barnum for helping with the moving of items on and around the stage before the dancers performed.

Ad Hoc Chorus

The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour to sing the old songs. All are welcome to come and sing songs from movies, Broadway hits and other classic tunes. 

Helen Onu is the song leader, with pianist Eric Nelson.

Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

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

GRF hosts weekly dances

For the next three months, GRF is co-sponsoring three of LW’s most popular bands—The Velvetones, Abilene and Vinyl Rock—for the weekend dances.  The Velvetones Ballroom Orchestra with Tommy Williams and Tina Schaffer will perform Sunday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

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

The Velvetones was founded in 2011 by Leisure World resident Carl Hatheway, who had long-ranging experience with big bands, both in playing trumpet (and trombone) and leading jazz bands.  His 40-Something Big Band in the West Covina area played for many community events, wedding receptions, corporate parties and even a Hollywood movie premiere.

The Big Band Sound is a uniquely American combination of reeds, brass and rhythm that defined the nation’s popular music for more than three decades.

The Velvetones vividly brings this classic music to life for a new generation of audiences, authentically recreating the style, musicality and essence of Swing Era band music. The Velvetones also mixes in contemporary pop hits.

The musical director of the Velvetones is Jeff Plum. Featured vocalists are Tommy Williams, Tina Schaffer, Lori Banta, Dennis Bryan and Marcia Ford. Some of the very best musicians from all over Southern California can be heard playing with the Velvetones.  

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

The Velvetones play in Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sundays  at 6 p.m. Their concerts are free, but tips are acceptable and appreciated.

The Recreation Department asks residents and their guests attending the GRF Saturday Dances in Clubhouse 1 to cooperate in adhering to a few, simple rules:

• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1. Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane. 

  People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m.  to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down the setup and arrange the setup for the following day

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

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

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

Finbars Italian Kitchen

Finbars Italian Kitchen will serve dinner in Clubhouse 1 for the  Monday Night Restaurant on Oct. 21. The dining room is open until 7, so residents can come in for dinner any time between 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not required.

People can use regular Minibus service to get to the clubhouse until 6:30 p.m. and there is on-call service for the special needs access bus. For more information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372.

The Golden Rain Foundation provides various dining options in Clubhouse 1 on three Mondays each month and a Sunday brunch twice a month.  

Naples Rib Company serves on the first Monday, Finbars Italian on the third Monday, and Hometown Buffet serves dinner on the fourth Monday and Sunday brunch  on the second and fourth Sundays. 

For more information about food service in Leisure World, contact the Recreation Coordinator at events@lwsb.com.  

Finbars Menu


Sausage and Peppers

Spicy sweet Italian sausage sauteed roasted red vinegar peppers, mild green chilies, and onions. Prepared sicilian-style or with marinara


Lasagna, $14

Meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, herbs, romano, ricotta, mozzarella, bolognese, marinara, Sunday gravy.

Chicken Piccata, $15

Fresh chicken breast cutlets sauteed in a lemon, butter, garlic, caper, and white wine sauce. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables.

Poached Salmon, $16

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice

GRF Movie

“The Producers,” rated PG, will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Clubhouse 4. 

Down-and-out producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel), who was once the toast of Broadway, trades sexual favors with old ladies for cash contributions. 

Max’s new accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), offhandedly muses that if Max found investors for a new production that turned into a flop, he could legally keep all the extra money. 

The duo begins to put together the worst play possible, titled “Springtime for Hitler,” with a terrible director and a hippie-freak star.

Some scenes and language may offend some viewers.

Can’t make the movie? 

Borrow it from the LW Library for free any time.

LWSB Book Club

The LWSB Book Club will meet at 1 p.m., today, Oct. 17 at Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Members will discuss “The Keeper of Lost Things,” a fiction work by Ruth Hogan (note that there is another book with the same title).  

Reviewers call this a charming, clever and quietly moving debut novel that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves and the surprising connections that bind us. 

Anthony Peardew is the keeper of lost things, 40 years after he carelessly lost a keepsake from his beloved fiancee.

The book for Nov. 21 (non-fiction) will be chosen at the October meeting.   

The LWSB Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 7 at 1 p.m.  

There are no dues or fees. Books may often be borrowed from the local library or ordered online from Abebooks.com for around $3.46 for shipping. 

LB Auxiliary of the LA Phil

The LA Philharmonic’s 2019-2020 concert season begins Nov. 8. Join the Long Beach Auxiliary of the LA Phil on its chartered bus to Friday matinee concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For $25 round trip (eight-concert season cost, $160), people can board the bus at the Leisure World Amphitheater at 8:45 a.m., departing at 9 a.m. for a stop at the Los Altos Target parking lot on Bellflower Boulevard at 9:15 a.m.

Concert tickets (senior rates available) can be purchased from the Philharmonic ticket office by calling (323) 850-2000 or emailing information@LAPhil.org.

The schedule is as follows:

• Nov. 8: Dudamel and Yuja Wang

• Dec. 13: Tchaikovsky and Copland— Michael Tilson Thomas

• Jan. 10: Mehta Conducts Wagner and More

• Jan. 31: All-Strauss

• Feb. 28: Ives 4 and Dvorak 9 with Dudamel

• March 20: Piatigorsky International Cello Festival: Haydn Concerto

•April 24: The Planets

•May 22: Dudamel Conducts Norman and Prokofiev

 Contact Laurie Gilmore, (949) 584-6267 or gilmore21@earthlink.net for bus service information and reservations.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club will hold a membership meeting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; social time starts at 9:30 a.m. 

Members are invited to bring a old family treasure to show the group.  October will feature a presentation by Liz Rasmussen and Janet Lessin for a fun presentation appropriate to October.

The nominations for 2020 officers will be held with an installation in December. The holiday party committee needs volunteers also call Chair Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443 to make lunch reservations.  For further information, call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266.

LB Pops

The Pacific Ballroom of the Long Beach Arena, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., will come alive with the charismatic sounds of crossover violinist Lucia Micarelli and the Long Beach Symphony.

The POPS! concert is Oct. 26, and doors open at 6:30 p.m to allow time for dining and mingling with friends; the concert begins at 8.  

Known for her collaborations with Josh Groban, Chris Botti and Jethro Tull, Lucia Micarelli is an exhilarating, passionate and virtuosic American violinist, actress, and singer.

Tickets to a Long Beach Symphony POPS! concert include options for seats at 10-top tables or more intimate Bistro seating for four. For the budget-conscious, loge seating is available for $30 (student tickets $10 with ID). Prices for a season subscription to all five POPS! concerts start at $93. Regardless of seating preference, jumbo screens on each side of the stage bring the action to life for everyone, and all patrons are invited to bring their own picnics and libations, to purchase dinner from a list of preferred local caterers (must be ordered in advance of concert night), or from concessionaries in the Arena lobby.  

For more information or to purchase tickets and subscriptions, visit www.LongBeachSymphony.org or call (562) 436-3203, ext. 1. Tickets are also available on Ticketmaster. The POPS! Series is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank. 

The Symphony POPS! Series continues Dec. 21 with Michael Berkowitz conducting Holiday POPS! with The Copa Boys. 

For Classical concert lovers, the season continues Nov. 16 in the Long Beach Terrace Theater with French Fantastique featuring sweet sounds by Debussy, Cesar Franck, and Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony punctuated by the frenetic sounds of Franz Schmidt’s “The Accursed Huntsman.”

Community Karaoke

“When Autumn Comes” was beautifully sung by Donna Burr at the Wednesday night Community Karaoke party.

With his strong voice, Byong Choi did a nice “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” 

David Noble pleased his wife with “You’re the Reason I’m Living,” and everyone joined Mila Cruz in  “Lean on Me.” Vickie VanErt sang “Chances Are” and the audience swayed with a variety of rockin’ music sung by Wayne Urban, Martin Rosendaal, Diane Wasserman, Tony Tabora, Vito Villamor Ellen Brannigan, Pete Tupas, Rick Hering, Barbie May and Richard Yokomi. With over 30 karaoke singers, everyone was thoroughly entertained.

There was a full house once again in Clubhouse 1 to applaud club performers, enjoy the coffee and be with friends. 

Everyone is welcome on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. Practice sessions are held from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6.

Friendship Club Computer Classes

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

Monday, Oct. 21, Clubhouse 6, Room B

11 a.m.—Calif  DMV  Test Prep (includes information about REAL ID) (Fernandez)

Noon—Meet “Siri” (Fernandez)

Monday, Oct. 28, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—iPhone Tips & Tricks (Fernandez)

Noon—Browsing the Internet (Fernandez)

Monday, Nov. 4, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Android Phones and Tablets (Sacks)

Noon—Privacy & Security on the Internet (Fernandez)

Monday, Nov. 11—No Class, Veterans Day Holiday

For expert computer and smartphone information and advice, DMV, to suggest topics and questions, or to join the email list, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122. 

For basic computer information, iPhone/iPad, Social Media, Google Calendar questions, contact Miryam Fernandez at 884-7460.

Video Producers

The Video Producers Club offers free training weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A. Get answers to video related questions and step-by-step demonstrations; no appointments needed. For more information, stop by the club room in Clubhouse 3, Room 12, from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-noon.

LW Classes and Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Beginning and intermediate easy-to-follow line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3; $2 per 90-minute class; Justin Manalad is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: West Coast Swing will be taught at 2 p.m. and nightclub two-step at 3 p.m., Monday, in Clubhouse 6. Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  434-6334.

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

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

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

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

•Velvetones Jazz Club Dance: The big band plays dance music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month in Clubhouse 4. 

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

Restaurant Review

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants and should include their names, and mutual and telephone numbers. The restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours should be provided. The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email them to rutho_news@lwsb.com. For more information, call News Editor Ruth Osborn, 472-1277. 

Shenandoah at the Arbor

10631 Los Alamitos Blvd. 

Los Alamitos

(562 ) 431-1990

by Dorothy Ferrington

LW contributor

Shenadoah at the Arbor, 10631 Los Alamitos Blvd., offers daily lunch srvice from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., with dinner starting at 5 p.m.   Monday-Only Happy Hour also starts at 5 p.m. Local entertainment starts at 6 p.m. on the patio.  

Happy hour prices are reasonable for food items and wine and beer—$5 and $7. Full menu items start from $15.

The service is beyond compare. 

It recalls the warmth of Granny’s home, the welcome in her eyes and, the aroma that drifted out of her kitchen.

Rather than a bread basket, the server arrives with apple fritters.  You can add a little butter to those fritters. They are delicious.

The table ordered and shared every item on the happy hour menu—   Texas spicy fries, artichoke hearts, fried green tomatoes, chicken tacos, Mama’s Fried Chicken Strips and marinated mushrooms.  

The regular dinner menu met the restaurant’s advertisement “Throughout our travels across the U.S., we searched for recipes and beliefs that evoked those memories and ideals of a simpler time. We set out to reinvent American cuisine with a southern philosophy and style.

A few items from their menu tell of their travels: Texas beef brisket from Fredricksburg, Texas; Texas fried chicken salad from Round Rock, Texas; Riverwalk Steak from San Antonio, Texas; Summer Pasta from Sonoma, California; and seafood gumbo from New Orleans, Louisiana. 

We saved the best for last. During summer season, Shenandoah’s serves Texas peaches until the peaches are past their prime ripeness. 

Marinated Texas peaches, along with several varieties of berries, served over the most delicious ice cream ever, it is better known as “Bowl from Heaven.”  

Garden Club

The Leisure World Garden Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 21 in Clubhouse 2. This month’s program will be a hands-on demonstration of the art of making beautiful Autumn-inspired centerpieces out of pumpkins and succulents. 

People who want to make a centerpiece should bring their own palm-sized pumpkins. 

The club will provide glue, moss and some succulents. Members are welcome to bring additional succulents from their own gardens. 

Garden Club experts will guide everyone through the process of creating his or her own special work of art. 

These five club members spent a day last year making centerpieces out of pumpkins of many different shapes, sizes and colors topped with a wide variety of succulents and want to share this fun experience with the club. The beautiful centerpieces will look great during the holiday season and last well into the next year. Members may want to continue working on their creations at home or make even more for gifts to friends.

The We Care table will be in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash. 

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting.

Orchid Society Auction

The South Coast Orchid Society, serving orchid hobbyists in Long Beach and surrounding communities since 1950, will hold its annual orchid auction at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, at Whaley Park Commuity Center,  5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. The event is free and open to the public.

About 200 plants will be auctioned, with selections for beginners and experienced growers alike. Many can be grown outdoors in Southern California, and we can teach you how to do it.

Doors open for plant viewing at 6 p.m. For more information, contact southcoastorchidsociety@gmail.com.

Genealogy Club Workshops

The Genealogy Club offers themed workshops on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, Room 10.

The workshops are open to everyone and are free. The Genealogy Library is open from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Workshops include:

•Oct. 17: Witches & Witch Trials

•Oct. 24: Find-A-Grave

•Oct. 31: Halloween Party; people are welcome to bring snacks and drinks to share and come get acquainted.

 —Janet Lessing

Perspectives page 4

by Cathie Merz


GRF has recently completed several beautification projects throughout Leisure World that enhance property values and make the community a more desirable place to live. 

But keeping it beautiful and desirable is the responsibility of each and every shareholder, and this begins with not littering.

Land litter is not hard to spot and comes in all types — cigarette butts, plastic bags, fast food wrappers and plastic and glass bottles. 

Litter isn’t just unsightly—it can cause injuries, smother plants, start fires and harm or kill animals. It also attracts rats and harmful bacteria.

Litter has a number of negative consequences, including substantial costs to business and government, and reduced property values. Estimates show that $11.5 billion are spent in the U.S. on litter abatement and clean-up activities each year, and this number probably underestimates the true costs.

According to Keep America Beautiful, one of the strongest contributors to littering is the prevalence of existing litter. Its surveys have found that litter begets litter. Individuals are much more likely to litter into littered environments than into beautified environments. These findings strongly support the need for ongoing clean-up and beautification efforts.

Whether the litter is intentional or unintentional, large or small, it can drastically affect the environment for years to come. Before carelessly tossing another item on the ground or looking the other way when someone else does, consider the impact you can make on the environment by recycling, reusing and disposing of waste properly.


In the first half of 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 21,000 reports of scammers posing as Medicare and other health officials. But that’s just a small piece of the puzzle when it comes to scams nationwide. The FTC reports nearly 1.5 million counts of fraud, identity theft and similar crimes.

Many of these crimes target older adults. When they succeed, older adults lose an average of $34,200, compared to an average of $16,700 among all ages.  But no matter your age, where you live could factor into your risk of being targeted. 

A handful of California cities,such as San Francisco, Sacramento, and Stockton, made the top 25, but the Golden State seems to have cleaned up its act in 2017 and 2018.

Over the first half of 2019, FTC received 1,476,512 reports of fraud, identity theft, and other related crimes.

Of those, 72,789 reports involved criminals posing as Social Security Administration (SSA) employees and 21,356 were about scammers posing as Medicare and other health officials. 

If you are targeted for a scam, it helps to be prepared. Visit the FTC’s website for scam alerts and check out Medicare Scam Report at eligibility.com/medicare/medicare-scam-report for the latest Medicare-specific scams,and what to do to protect yourself.

— Eligibility.com


Do you know if there is information on how many people voted yes for a restaurant and how many voted no?

I play cribbage in Clubhouse 1 and found out today that 60-plus players, no guests, from the oldest club will be kicked out, also affected are bridge and pinochle card players and many other clubs using Clubhouse 1.

Also, we already have lots of food coming to LW—Monday through Friday, the lunch taco truck, the Tuesday taco truck,Thursday pizza, Sunday brunch, Monday dinners, Meals on Wheels and food deliveries.

I guess it was just the people who want bar service. More DUIs we don’t need.

Peter Meuter

Mutual 9

Making History

Oct. 17, 1931 – Gangster Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion and fined $80,000, signaling the downfall of one of the most notorious criminals of the 1920s and 30s. Capone moved to Chicago, and helped run crime boss Johnny Torrio’s illegal enterprises, including alcohol-smuggling, gambling and prostitution.

Oct. 18, 1867 – The U.S. formally took possession of Alaska after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412 square miles, about twice the size of Texas. Russia sold the Alaska territory, which was remote, sparsely populated and difficult to defend, to the U.S. rather than risk losing it in battle.

Oct. 22, 1962 – President John F. Kennedy announced on TV that U.S. spy planes discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites—under construction but nearing completion—housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C. Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval “quarantine” of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons to the island and explained that the United States would not tolerate the existence of the missile sites currently in place. the Cuban Missile Crisis actually began on October 15, 1962—the day that U.S. intelligence personnel analyzing U-2 spy plane data discovered that the Soviets were building medium-range missile sites in Cuba.

Member Column

by Jim Greer

LW contributor

On Oct. 4, people and churches around the world celebrated the Feast of St. Francis with the blessing of animals and prayers for creation. Ours is not a unique community in our love for and abundance of pets and service animals. For many, these sensitive creatures bring a spirit of love and caring into a home that would otherwise be a lonely place. 

As I grew, I didn’t appreciate the impact that my dog Brownie had on my life. His guileless influence contributed to my emotional and spiritual growth. He taught me to be aware of other’s feelings and to read the subtleties of body language. Despite my teenage moodiness and immaturity, he always greeted me with the same happy welcome. 

As older adults, our companionship with our pets is even more critical. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pets increase our opportunities to exercise, get outside and socialize. Just walking or playing with pets decreases blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Pets help us manage loneliness and depression. The bond between us and our pets increases fitness, reduces stress, and brings happiness to us, their owners. Or should I say, companions? 

The domestication of animals commenced over 15,000 years ago, beginning with the gray wolf (Canis lupus) by nomadic hunter-gatherers. The modern descendants of those ancient canines are estimated to be as intelligent as a 2-year-old human child. Border collies and retrievers are among the most intelligent. 

Researchers have found that dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to five, and can perform simple mathematical calculations. Other domesticated animals are more intelligent than was previously thought. Recent research at Essex University showed that horses are capable of counting.

Professor Marc Bekoff, an ecologist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said, “Domestic animals are incredibly smart and emotional. They do many things that their wild relatives cannot do because of their close association with humans over long periods of domestication.”

Perhaps what we forget about our pets, and many of God’s creatures, is that they are a gift with a purpose. When we are at home with our pets, we feel at peace with God and the world. We experience an increase in the hope that we will find the same acceptance and intimacy with our neighbors as we do with our animal companions. 

Pope John Paul said of St. Francis “the poor man of Assisi gives us striking witness that when we are at peace with God we are better able to devote ourselves to building up that peace with all creation which is inseparable from peace among all peoples.”

Seeking “peace with all creation” may seem a daunting goal for any of us. But, with the help of our neighbors and friends, within our clubs and churches, each of us can actively strive not just to protect animals but bring peace. No matter our political affiliation, we begin to actively seek peace among all peoples when we care for those persons and creatures living within our own homes.

Perspectives Policy

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

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

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

Government, page 5

Security Column

by Victor Rocha

security services director

Due to a variety of issues and concerns, residents may require a police and/or medical emergency services response to their residence. During these emergencies, some residents have contacted the Security Department before calling 9-1-1.

In any type of emergency, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 first.-

Whenever possible, call 9-1-1 from a landline phone. Emergency 9-1-1 calls received on a landline phone automatically display your address on the computer monitor of the emergency operator. This is a tremendous help because if you are unable to give the operator your exact address, they will have your address on their computer screen and send assistance your way.

Many residents have medical alert systems that are operated by a number of different companies. Always instruct a medical alert system operator to contact 9-1-1 first, not the Security Department. Having the Security Department contacted first can cause significant delay in sending the assistance you need.

Some residents delay in calling 9-1-1 because they fear what is happening may not turn out to be a “real” emergency. An issue that at first may seem like nothing can quickly become a major issue. Issues regarding chest pains, shortness of breath, any type of head injury, etc., should always be considered serious and 9-1-1 should be called immediately.

If you have any questions, contact Security Services Director Victor Rocha at (562) 431-6586, ext. 371, or Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356.

Carport Cleaning


The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Veteran’s Day,  Friday, Nov. 11

Mutual 5, Carports 60-63, 68-71 be cleaned on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28

Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, and Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned on Friday, Nov. 29.

Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 11, Carports 132-133, Mutual 1, Carports 141-146,  and Mutual 15, Carports 4-5, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 30.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

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

Friday, Oct. 18 GRF Board Executive Session

Administration 11 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1 GRF Board Executive Session 

Administration 1p.m.

Monday, Nov. 4 Recreation Committee

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Governing Document Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Physical Property Committee

  Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7 Architecture Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8 Executive Committee 

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14 Communications/ITS Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 15 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 15 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 18 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m. 

Tuesday, Nov. 19 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov.20 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 26 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 28 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings 

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


Thursday, Oct. 17 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 18 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 24 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 25 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 28 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 Mutual 16

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5 Mutual 17

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6 CFO Council

Conference Room B 10 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 8 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Nov. 15 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 18 Mutual 9

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 18 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday Nov. 20 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m. 

Thursday, Nov. 21 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m. 

Friday, Nov. 22 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 25 Mutual 8

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27 Mutual 10

Administration canceled  

GRF Board Executive Session

11:00 p.m., October 18, 2019


Conference Room 

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

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E. Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”

Community, pg 16-19

Rolling Thunder Golf Cart Club

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will meet at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Clubhouse 2 to discuss the impact of a police presence on Leisure World’s hundreds of golf cart operators. Seal Beach Police Sgt. Mike Erzoj and Motor Officer Keith Phan will attend to provide input and answer questions. The club hopes this will put to rest the rumors and dire predictions that have preceded this step to improve the safety of pedestrians and operators of all motor vehicles.

Club members and guests are reminded to bring a generous potluck contribution.

Club directors have arranged to have new cart wheels and tires available for sale at the meeting.

Also available will be tickets for the club’s Thanksgiving feast, a fully catered luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in Clubhouse 2. Tickets, $2 each, can be obtained by calling club President Tom Davis at (562) 431-6859. You must have a ticket to attend.

The club’s next Air and Water Day will be Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Pitstop (near the Mini Farms), 9-10:30 a.m. While there is never any charge for this service, donations are welcome to cover club expenses. New cart tires and wheels will be available at this popular safety-first event.

During the last Air and Water Day, club volunteers maintained batteries and tires for more than 70 golf carts and scooters.

On Dec. 12, the club will host its annual Holiday Parade. More information regarding this popular and colorful parade will appear in a November issue of the LW Weekly.

GAF Gala

Golden Age Foundation’s 46th annual gala, “On Broadway,” is Saturday,  Oct. 19,  in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. The affair honors the organization’s donors. 

A complimentary photo booth will be awaiting the arrival  of the guests, so “dress to impress.” Photographer Harry Varnas and Mel Blake will greet everyone with smile.

Don’t miss the Silent Auction displayed on the front table before  sitting  down and take an opportunity to bid on items you would like. Be sure to bring your checkbook.

Dinner will be catered by Country Garden and entertainment provided by Ryan Christopher, RCA recording artist.

The latest additions to the silent auction are: one-hour of technical support from Computer Images Plus; one-day of handyman work worth $175 by Consider It Done; and a beautiful gift basket from Oakmont of Huntington Beach. 

 For more information, call Anna Derby, (562) 301-5339.

GRF Used Car Lot

Each fourth Saturday, shareholders/members have the opportunity to sell used motorized vehicles in the Administration Parking Lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Saturday, Oct. 26.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured.  In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner or representative does not need to be present but is allowed to display a single “for sale” sign no larger than 18 inches by 24 inches on the vehicle, to include a phone number.

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events.  

For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586 ext., 398.

Shuttle Service to Old Town

The Thursday shuttle to the Seal Beach Pier/Old Town and Seal Beach Pavilions resumed service from the Amphitheater Hub.

The shuttle departs Thursdays from the Amphitheater at 8, 9 and 11 a.m. and at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. 

Return trips from the pier are at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.

There is no trip from LW at noon or return trip from the pier at 11:30 a.m. so the drive can have a lunch break.

For those who extend their stay after 4:30 p.m. can catch the OCTA Bus 42A back to Leisure World. The last bus departs Electric Avenue and Main Street for LW at 10:29 p.m. The fare for seniors over 60 is 75 cents.

The Seal Beach Dial-A-Ride operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. by appointment only. 

There are no same day appointments. To make an appointment for Monday, call on Wednesday the week before. Wednesday appointments can be made on the Friday before and Friday appointment are made on Monday prior to pick-up. Appointments can not be made on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays or Sundays.

Air Quality Meeting

Dr. Vasileios Papapostolou, program supervisor at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, will host a short workshop in Leisure World on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 10 a.m. The workshop will focus on the air quality measurements that have been ongoing in the community over the past 24 months. 

The project is part of the Leisure World – SCAQMD partnership under the EPA STAR Grant Project. 

In addition to the 29 residents who have hosted the air quality monitors at their units, anyone interested in learning how the project is progressing is invited to attend. 

The meeting will offer an opportunity for the sensor hosts to describe their experiences using the low-cost sensor technology and suggest improvements, changes, concerns and challenges. 

Dr. Papapostolou will share the SCAQMD’s comprehensive interpretation of the data to date and also how similar programs are playing out in the other California communities enrolled in the project. 

Attendees will be treated to a short movie that includes the visualization of several periods of varying air quality. 

Real-time air quality data from LW sensors can be seen at anytime at www.purpleair.com/map. 

For more information, contact Nick Massetti at (408) 406-6315.

Sunday Bingo

Bingo games, sponsored by different Leisure World clubs, are played at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome. Complimentary refreshments are served.

The Oct. 20 games will be hosted by St. Therese of Holy Family Parish.

Sunshine Club

Thomas Buckley, registered representative with LPL Financial, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club on Friday, Oct. 18.

His topic will be “Market and Economic Perspectives – Pressure Points.” 

Prior to working at LPL Financial, Tom served as a financial advisor at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Edward Jones and UBS Financial Services, Inc. and as a vice president in Mellon Financial Corporation’s Private Wealth Management practice.

The club has frequent guest speakers from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW. The club does not endorse the speakers or their businesses. It solely provides information. Any interaction with the business outside of the meeting is on-your-own. 

The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the “Save The Earth” program the club began about five years ago. Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting begins.

The club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon (except on the first Friday in Room 9). 

All shareholders are welcome to attend; membership is not required. For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.


The Sunshine Club’s  day trip to the Getty Center on Nov. 7 is fully booked. A waiting list has been started. The trip, $50 per person, includes round-trip transportation from the front of the Clubhouse 4 parking lot, pick up, lunch, snacks and water. Trip-goers should be in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot at 8:30 a.m., no later than 8:45 a.m. It will take some time to check in before boarding the bus. Parking is limited, so people are asked to carpool.

No refund will be issued on cancellations after Oct. 24. For more information or to get on the waiting list, call Anna Derby.

Y Service Club

Triviamania, a general knowledge quiz game sponsored by the Y Service Club, will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, in Clubhouse 4 starting at 2 p.m. Note the start change of 2 p.m., with the game ending between 4:30 and 5 p.m. 

Tables of eight people compete in eight rounds of trivia, collaborating as a group to come up with the right answers. Come by yourself or with friends and neighbors. Seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. 

 Tickets at $10 per person will be on sale outside Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m. on Nov. 4, 6, 8, 11 and 13. Some tickets may be available at the door on Nov. 15. The winning team takes home three times its buy-in; second place receives two-times its buy in; third place gets its registration fee refunded. Proceeds are shared among all table members. 

 Participants from previous games continue to share their joyful experiences. Sandy Geffner, Mutual 3, who joined the “Wild and Crazy Maniac” table, reports the afternoon was “soooo much fun.” Mutual 4 residents Mike and Janet Lessin say they “love the games and want to have them more often.” Janet Isom, Mutual 16, states that she “loved it because it was educational and so much fun.”

 Proceeds help support local YMCA programs and Leisure World projects. For information, call Bill Denton (562) 209-0816.

American Legion Post 327

American Legion Post 327 will meet 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 4. 

Plans for the Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 will be discussed. 

All veterans are now invited to attend and join. 

In July, President Donald Trump lifted the wartime restriction for membership. All that is needed to join is a copy of your DD 214 and the dues payment of $45. 

Post 327 invites all veterans to join.

American Legion Auxiliary

Lorna Miller-Kaplan will call the monthly meeting of America Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 to order at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 on Monday, Oct. 21. 

After the meeting the ladies are in for a treat. Labrenda Carson has planned a fall fashion boutique. All members are asked to clean out their closets and bring their gently used clothing and purses to the meeting. Afterward, members will have a clothing swap. Members may take anything they like for free. It should be fun and will refresh wardrobes. 

Anything left over will go to the Flea Market that the auxiliary is sponsoring on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

There are still a few tables left. Interested vendors should call Labrenda Carson at (424) 263-0514. 

Where We Live Club

The Where We Live Club officers welcome new shareholders as well as former members to its next meeting Monday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

The Where We Live Club is celebrating the start of its 11th year at LWSB. The focus of the club is improving the quality of life in the community, and specifically reaching out to shareholders, new and old, bringing people together for positive change. 

New officers elected in September are President Gregory Moore, Vice President Leslie Parker and Anne Seifert, who has stepped in as club secretary. 

The new leadership seeks to reinvigorate and refocus the club responding to the needs of members and new shareholders.

Come to the next meeting to voice any concerns you may have. Some of the club’s many past projects have included efforts to cover  the Golden Rain channel, improve the community’s name, monitor air pollution and encourage the planting of drought tolerant landscapes. 

What are your thoughts? 

The club will create a “wish list” from suggestions and work to bring these ideas to fruition.

Everyone is welcome. Meet other interested shareholders Monday evening. Also you are invited to join the club email list by sending a request to wherewelive@yahoo.com.

GOP Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

LW Republican Club President David Harlow endorsed the first annual Seal Beach Prayer Breakfast, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Nov. 2 at the Old Ranch Country Club, 3901 Lampson Ave., between Seal Beach Boulevard and Bolsa Chica/Valley View. 

Mayor Thomas Moore will be the master of ceremonies. Praying for the community and nation will be Don Shoemaker, the pastor emeritus of the Grace Community Church and Seal Beach police chaplain.

The keynote speaker will be Daniel Lynem, a former Black Panther and accused cop killer whose life changed dramatically when he was serving a 7-year term for offenses related to drugs. He now mentors drug addicts and alcoholics, including ex-cons, in sober living houses.

Tickets are $25 from EventBrite.com or $30 at the door.

Sitting at the Republican voter registration booth on Sept. 30, Harlow and fellow Republicans discussed how the prayer breakfast could be a small step toward reducing the acidity of the current political climate.

“It seems like every time politics is mentioned in public, it leads to shouting and insulting words,” Harlow said. “Democrats and Republicans coming together to celebrate and practice what most of us have in common might be a step in the right direction.”

“All the research indicates that most Americans, both Republican and Democrat, believe in God, although there are very divergent views about what he is like and how we can know him,” he said.

“It might be a good time for us to come together with our neighbors to celebrate our country and thank God and pray for our government, community and business leaders, our first responders such as police officers and firefighters, our teachers, health care workers and each other,” he said.

The Republican Club meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3.

PEO Club

The next PEO luncheon and card party is set for Oct. 30. This is one week later than usual. The event will be in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. 

All Leisure World residents are invited to join the fun, men and women combined or separate are invited to play any game they want. 

The PEO will not host games and lunch in November or December. The lunch is $12, which includes entree, salad, roll, beverage and dessert. Tax and tip is included. 

To start a new table or make changes, call Jan Krehbiel before Oct. 27 at 431-8240. 

Democratic Club

On Oct. 5, Democrats from throughout California gathered in regional meetings to cast their votes in the party’s pre-endorsement conferences. Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club delegates, voting in District 17, were instrumental in the selection of Garden Grove City Councilwoman Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen as the district’s endorsed candidate for California’s 72nd Assembly District in the upcoming March 3 Presidential Primary Election. 

Big changes are afoot in Orange County for voters in this primary election. For the first time, all voters, regardless of how they are registered, will receive mail-in ballots. The county will also replace 1,200 traditional polling sites with 188 vote centers where people can cast ballots in person days before the election by filling out a printed paper ballot with a pen. If that option is not convenient, voters also will be able to deliver their mail-in ballots at any of 110 steel drop boxes located around the county.

Those who prefer to vote at a machine may continue to do so, including individuals with disabilities. However, unlike in the past, people voting on machines now will receive a paper print-out of their ballot to cross-check their choices, and then they will turn it in, at which point a scanner will count it. 

Similarly, checking in to vote centers will be a little new, too. In the past, volunteers asked a voter for his or her name and address and then compared it against a paper printout of registered voters within the precinct. If the information matched the printed roll, the voter could sign in. Now with the new system, the voter will be asked the same questions, but poll workers will use a digital tablet to verify the information. The tablets will be digitally linked to the central voter registration database, which tracks when a voter casts a ballot and updates all of the other vote centers within minutes. This helps to ensure that each voter is casting only one ballot, according to Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters. 

Voters also will be able to cast a regular ballot at any of the 188 vote centers in Orange County, not just the one closest to their home. Under the prior system, voters had to fill out paper provisional ballots when they showed up to vote at a different precinct from one closest to their home. That caused a backlog with ballots that took weeks to count after Election Day. The new system will eliminate that problem and expedite tabulations.

In addition, a new state law lets people both register to vote on Election Day and cast a ballot on the same day at any vote center. Previously, voters had to travel to the Registrar of Voters’ headquarters in Santa Ana to register, and then show up at their assigned polling location. The new law will make it easier for citizens to vote. 

The March 3 election will mark the first time Orange County voters will use new voting machines. Mr. Kelley said that the current machines date from 2003, are at risk of failing, and have software that is no longer supported by Microsoft. 

Finally, the locations for voter centers and ballot drop boxes must be set by Dec. 6. Future articles will identify where Leisure World residents may find convenient locations.


In preparation for the Monday, Oct. 28, Voter Awareness Series gathering dealing with addressing common sense gun legislation, club members are encouraged to read Thom Hartmann’s new book titled “The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.” It is available in paperback or Kindle from Amazon.


For more information about the SBLW Democratic Club, email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or go to the club’s website http://sblwdems.wordpress.com. There is also an up-to-date calendar of both club and related events on the website.

Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club Card Party will be held in Clubhouse 2 on Oct. 18. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. 

Judy Belladella takes new reservations and cancellations for regular and substitute players. She will help new players and can be reached at (562)598-1754. 

Reservations and cancellations must be made by the Tuesday before each card party. Membership in the Woman’s Club is required for monthly players but new players may try out the party before joining. The group meets on the third Friday of every month. 

Lunch and games are $12, $1 of which goes to Woman’s Club philanthropies. Popular games are bridge and canasta, however, other table games such as cribbage, backgammon and hoof can also be played.

Korean-American Chorale

The Korean-American Chorale will hold its seventh annual concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Leisure World Community Church.

Community Church’s pastor Johan Dodge and its members are much appreciated for allowing the chorale to use church facility for the concert.

Under the direction of conductor Kyoung Whan Paik, chorale members have practiced for several months. Pastor Paik was a famous composer and conductor in South Korea. Ever since he came to the United States, he has been active in composing and conducting.

He moved into Leisure World several years ago, and is directing the chorale until now.

Soprano Hee Sook Jung will share her beautiful voice with the Seal Beach Male Chorus and sing “Great Grace of The Lord” and “Majesty.”

The Chorale will perform with three different sections. The first section will be sacred music; the second section will feature world-famous folk songs: and the last section, Korean songs.

All are welcome. The refreshments will follow the concert in Fellowship Hall. 

For more information, call Won Sik Ryu at (630) 697-5377.

Salvation Army Truck Coming

The Golden Age Foundation is sponsoring The Salvation Army Donation Truck on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot, so get a jump start on fall cleaning.

The Salvation Army is looking for donations of clothing, small household items, things that can be carried into the truck. It will also take small e-waste items such as note pads, cell phones, but no large pieces of furniture. All items should be clean. 

The donation truck will return in February, the same day as Golden Age Foundation Shredding Service day.

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


The Korean-American Classic Music Academy will meet today, Oct. 17, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Highlights of the lesson will be Claude Debussy pieces, “Clair de lune,” “Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune” and “La mer, De l’aube à midi sur la mer” presented by Ken Chong.

Robert Chung will present a golden oldie and favorite songs selected by the members. 

 All are invited. The class is conducted in Korean.

The club encourages good fellowship through interpretation and appreciation of classical music and  by attending concerts.

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

Concerned Shareholders

Concerned Shareholders will meet on  Thursday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  

Items for discussion:  

• Seal Beach Police in Leisure World.  

• The flu shot given in Leisure World.  

• With a restaurant in Clubhouse 1, what will happen to the clubs that meet in Clubhouse 1?  

• What is happening to the Mini Farms?  

• What is happening to the clubs with lockers? 


Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Pindard, John J. 


John J. Pindard, July 23,1929-Oct. 3, 2019, was born in England. He immigrated to Canada in 1953 and California in 1956.

He married his beloved Mary in 1953. 

He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, his three children, Susan Monsoor, Christine Pontius and John J. Pindard, Jr.; his three grandchildren, Rachel (Doug) Williams, Kevin (Kristin) Monsoor and Shane Pindard and his five great-grandchildren, Blair, Blake and Bennett Williams and Greyson and Weston Monsoor. 

A funeral Mass was held Oct. 11, 2019, at Holy Family Church in Leisure World. 

Please sign the guestbook at www.luybendilday.com. 

Luyben Dilday Mortuary (562) 425-6401.

—paid obituary 

page 6, Sports and games


Hot Shots deafeat the Puckmasters

Shuffleboard season continued with week two on Friday Oct. 4 at the Clubhouse 1 Courts. The Hot Shots defeated the Puckmasters 15-3. All game winners for the Hot Shots were Howard Bolten, Carrie Kistner, Gus Krauss, Patty Peterson, Milly Larsen, John Mount & Kay Mount.

The next game will be PuckMasters against The Sliders on Oct 11. The last Friday luncheon will be on Oct. 25 right after league play. There will also be a BYOB and appetizer Shuffleboard open house and happy hour on Tuesday Oct. 29.

The first tournament of the year will be the Nov. 22 Turkey Shoot. Many participants are expected. A sign-up sheet will be available at the courts and at the Wed. Nov. 6 monthly meeting scheduled for at 10 a.m. with social time starting at 9:30 a.m.

For those who wish to join or try out the game, practices during the season are 10 a.m. Monday and Fridays at 9 a.m. during league play. Call president Carrie Kistner with any questions, (949) 300-0285.

—David LaCascia


Membership fees waived for LWers Leisure World Monday and Friday Golf Club invites all LWers to join the league during the golf course renovation. All membership fees are waived, and will use LW course handicap with a long course crossover Chart. 

Participation in the prize pool for a $7 buy in is optional. Payouts are first through fifth place and low putts in both A and B flights, plus two closest to the pin holes. For more information, contact Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

Monday Friday

Course and Dates: Course and Dates:

Nov 4 Meadowlark Nov. 8, Willowick

Nov. 11, Riverview Nov. 15, Baker

Nov. 18, Willowick Nov. 22, Meadowlard

Nov. 25, Baker Nov. 29, no play

Dec. 2, Meadowlark Dec. 6, Willowick

Dec. 9, Riverview Dec. 13, Baker

Dec 16, Willowick Dec. 20, Meadowlark


Meyers beats 64 players for the win

Candy Meyers had the high score of 838 followed by Janet Wade at 836, Jerry Hore at 834 and Irene Perkins at 832. Lucy Starkey had six games of 121. There were 65 players on Oct. 8.

The Cribbage Club provided cake and chocolate cookie ice cream. Alma Zamzow brought a large jar of Trail Mix. Carrie Kistner and Margaret Smith served.

The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesday’s at noon in Clubhouse 1. There is always room for more players. Partners are not required. Everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. Lessons for beginners or for those needing a brush up are available. Call Patti Smith at (562) 242-4674 and she will arrange for lessons. All are welcome. 

—Bobbie Straley


Goettsch and Galliani win table

The LW Tournament Poker Club held its annual Volunteer Tournament on Sept. 28 with 27 participants, nine at the final table. Ken Goettsch and Dan Galliani split the top prize. Santos Hernandez was third, followed by Roy Mittelsteadt, Donna Hernandez, Bill Clawson, Barry Brideau and Jack Pfeiffer.

Volunteers are needed every tournament to set up, collect dues, pass out seating cards, manage the opportunity drawing, and clean up afterwards. Volunteers are needed to plan special events, host parties, and shop for supplies. The club will be holding elections in December and is always looking for more helpers. Members are asked to consider devoting some time to running the club.

Barry Brideau gives private individual or group lessons. Call him at (714) 401-7622. Call President Wendy Wu for more club information at (714) 366-0940.


Silva has high series of the day

Very Striking is in the lead team in the second week of bowling with seven wins, one loss. They swept Splits Happen as Dave Silva had the high series of the day with a score of 182,220 and 238 games for a 640 series. Teammate Jackie McReynolds had the high game for the ladies opening with a score of 170.

 Team No. 3 took three from Strikingly Different as Helen Sponsler had 157 and Gus Krauss opened with a 177. Mutual Busters lost the first two games to Charlies Angels, but won game three by 49 pins to win total pins and earn a split. Maureen Habel bowled a 149.

Leisure World started the 2019-2020 bowling season on Oct. 1 with seven three person teams. The league is hoping to expand to eight teams but needs a few new bowlers to reach that goal. If you or a friend would like to join the fun, call Dave Silva, (562) 209-3183, or Phyllis Fairchild at (714) 235-8096. Also, you can show up at Westminster Lanes, located at Westminster Boulevard and Edwards in Westminster, at noon on Tuesday and we will put you on a team as a regular, or you can sub if you want.

 Just remember, if you’re a little rusty at bowling you get a handicap of 90-percent of 200, so you don’t have to be a high average bowler to be competitive. On the first day of the league everyone was establishing their average, based on the first three games. This means the win, loss outcomes for the first week are unclear.

—David Silva

page 7

mens golf

Kim takes first place in tournament

The Men’s Golf Club first October tournament was held on Oct. 9 at the local course. It was a great day for golf. Thirty-seven men gathered and competed in three flights over 18 holes. There were no Holes-In-One.

 ‘A’ flight has golfers with handicaps of 0–6, ‘B’ flight 7–12, and ‘C’ flight 13-18. All scores are net: (actual score minus handicap).

A flight:

First place: Jae Kim; second place, tie between Dong Kim and Bill Lyon; third place: Bob Turner;  fourth place, tie between Alan Swell & Young Lee; fifth place, (tie) Steve Ro, Bob Barnum, and Ron Steele.

B flight: 

First place, Kyoung Kim; second place, tie between Ryan Hong and Jim Johns; third place, Bruce Bowles; fourth place, tie between Steve Moody, Paul Alloway, Young Jeun and Byong Choi; fifth place, tie between Jerry Hore and Kap Son.

C flight:

First place, Joe Didonato; second place, Lee Broadbent; third place, Sang Kim; fourth place, Dennis Kotecti.

There were six circle holes. Closest to the pin on hole No. eight, Kap Son. Closest to the pin on hole 17, Mike Carlson.

There are two Men’s Club tournaments each month, one on the second Wednesday and another on the fourth Wednesday. To join the Men’s Golf League, contact President, Marvin Jones or Membership chair Dave LaCascia at the Golf Starter Shop. New Men’s Golf League members must join the Men’s Club and play three–18-hole rounds on the local course in order to get a valid handicap. Rounds must be played with a current member and scorecards left with the starter. This qualifies the individual to play in the Men’s and Guys & Gals Tournaments played each month throughout the year.

The Men’s Club has embarked on a race to crown the 2019 Men’s Club Champion. Competition started with last April’s tournament and will proceed until a champion is crowned in mid-December. Only Men’s club members may participate and must have competed in at least eight tournaments by Nov. 13. Course closure due to tee box and Clubhouse renovations may impact the tournament finals presently scheduled for mid-Nov. Current scores for all participants are on the outdoor Men’s Club bulletin board.

Men’s Monday/Friday league is inquiring if golfers would like to join the league during the local course shutdown. Handicaps will be determined using local handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer and more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact Gary Stivers for more info at 714 313-3697.

—David LaCascia

mens friday golf

Stivers takes first place at Willowick

The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Oct. 11 at Willowick Golf Course in Garden Grove. This golf course is the longest competed by the league. Six players participated in the game.

All scores are net (actual score minus handicap).

A flight: First place, Gary Stivers , net four under 68 and fewest putts; second place, tie between Fujio Norihiro and Jerry Hore, 73; fourth place, John Meyer, 78.   

B flight: First place, Bob Munn, 72, plus low putts; second, Marv Ballard, 78. Closest to the pins on the par three fourth and 12 holes was Jerry Hore. There were no birdies this week.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Clubs play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview in Santa Ana and Willowick in Garden Grove. LW Men’s Club membership is not required. Ladies, friends, spouses and family are all welcome. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight; two prizes for closest to the pin on par threes; and a prize for the lowest number of putts. Holes-in-One, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Bill McKusky, 430-8618, or Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

The Men’s Monday and Friday league is inquiring if men and women golfers would like to join the league during the local course shutdown. Handicaps will be determined using our local handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer and more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact Gary Stivers for more info at (714) 313-3697.

—David LaCascia

ladies golf

Four players make birdies

Forty-three members played for low gross, low net, and birdies. Nine golfers hit nine birdies this Tuesday. Four players made birdies on Hole No. 8.

The flight winners were:

A flight: Low Gross; Devora Kim, 27. Low net; Zoe Pickell, 25.

Birdies and hole: Zoe Pickell, No. 8; Ann Tran, No. 9.

B flight: Low gross; Theresa Lim, 30. Low net; Dana McElrath, 25. 

Birdies and hole: Dana McElrath, No. 6. Mary Greig, No. 8.

C flight: Low gross; Sun Lee, 30. Low Net; Judy Kim, 21. 

Birdies and hole: Sun Lee and Judy Kim, No. 8. Alison Kim, No. 7. Anne Walshe and Kay Hong, No. 5.

D flight: Low gross, Patti Smith, 34; Low net, Sandra Dedubovay, 23.

—Dale Quinn

Cards and Games Scoreboard

Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners, Oct. 12: Diana Lambert, 12,440; Amy Kasuyama, 11,750; Jim Dic, 10,990; Charlotte Westcott, 10,890.Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

—Bert Sellers


Saturday Social Bunco winners Oct. 12: Most buncos, Helen Sonsler, Kathy Rose. Most wins, Lois True, Jean Hayes. Most babies, Dolores Ruiz. Most loses, Norah Williams, Sue Holbrook. Door prize winner, Rite Visloskie. The Saturday Social Bunco’s next meeting is on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 2 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. Due to  the demand for tables, a 1:30  arrival is advised. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 3 lobby. For more information, call Doris Dack, (714) 356-0443.

Seal Beach pool available during LW pool closing

The Leisure World swimming pool will be closed for renovation from Nov. 4 until at least Jan. 4. 

The City of Seal Beach offers daily swimming at McGaugh Middle School. Open swimming is from 5:30-7 a.m.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and 6:30-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday. The pool is also available Friday-Sunday from 8-11 a.m.

Passes may be purchased in bulk at city hall, 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach. They cost $80 for 16 swims or $136 for 34.

Carpooling would be best, but for those who don’t drive, Dial-a-Ride provides round trip transportation for free.

The Dial-A-Ride program is available to drive senior residents to any location within city limits. 

Dial-A-Ride service is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (562) 439-3699 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the date, time, and location. Residents are picked up at their units and taken home after their appointments. Registration is free at City Hall with I.D. verifying Seal beach residency.

For more information, contact the City of Seal Beach Recreation Department at (562) 431-2527, extension 3.

On the go

Day Trips 

Nixon, The Moon & The White House – Nixon Library and White House lunch and 50th Anniversary of the moon landing exhibit, Nov. 2, $119, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Masters of Their Craft – Rubel Castle, Maloof home and included barbeque lunch in Glendora Village. Nov. 6, $99, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Brazilian, Books & The Broad – With included Fogo de Chão lunch. Nov. 13, $99, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Harrah’s Rincon – Thursday-Monday, no Tuesdays or Wednesdays, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457

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

Valley View Casino – Sunday-Tuesday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Overnight Trips 

Biltmore, Bluegrass & Bourbon — Seven-day tour featuring Louisville, Lexington, Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge, Biltmore Estate, Oct. 21-27, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

A Capital “Christmas”— Six-day tour featuring Washington, D.C., Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Richmond, Mount Vernon. Dec. 4-9, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

San Antonio “Christmas” — Five-day tour featuring a single hotel stay on the River Walk, The Alamo, Austin, LBJ Library & Ranch, Fredericksburg. Dec. 10-14, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Coastal “Safari” by rail — three-day tour featuring an oceanfront stay in Pismo Beach, Coast Starlight Train, Morro Bay, Cambria, Feb. 5-7, Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Death Valley Splendor three-Day tour featuring a two night stay at The Ranch in Death Valley. March 1-3, Good Times Travel, 888-488-2287

E-mail your TRAVEL stories, 

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How to find the lowest airfare, by chris walker chrisw@lwsb.com

Finding a flight is easier than ever with sites like Expedia, Travelocity and google available at the tap of a finger. What is still challenging is finding the best fare for flights. There are a few easy solutions that you can do to find the best price for a flight.

Time of travel is one of the biggest indicators of how much a plane ticket will be. Holidays will always be the most expensive. Figure out where your destination is and find out what time of the year is the off-season and if you’re willing, travel on those dates. Typically, the best time of the week to depart is Tuesday. Weekends will always be the most expensive day to leave.

Technology is going to be one of the best assistants when searching for the best deal. Some of the most useful apps that I have used is Skiplagged and Hopper. Both of these applications allow for a Flight Alert to be set for a set day that you would like to travel. As the prices of those flights on the pre-selected dates changes weekly and sometimes daily your phone will get a notification for when there is a decrease or increase in price and will suggest if you should buy now or wait for a better price. Google offers a similar service called Price Alert.

Ultimately, being flexible with dates of travel will get you the lowest fare.

page 20,

Gannon and Kelsay take a cruise down the west coast of California

Cindy Gannon and Keith Kelsay flew from LAX to Vancouver to get aboard the Island Princess cruise ship, which departed from Vancouver and made stops in San Francisco and Santa Barbara before returning them home to LW. 

During their stay in San Francisco, Gannon and Kelsay had dinner at Pier 47’s famous restaurant Scoma’s. Gannon had the crab and shrimp salad. She “will be back for more.” After dinner they observed the local color before heading back to the ship to depart for Santa Barbara. 

— Cindy Gannon

optumcare at the hcc

Managing legal affairs for those with dementia

by carson J. Blomquist

Managing our own legal affairs can be difficult in and of itself. But how do you manage the affairs for someone with dementia? It’s a challenge many loved one’s face.

The Health Care Center is holding a workshop on how to do just that. Todd Litman, an elder law attorney, will review how to handle the legal affairs of someone with dementia.

“A lot of people don’t even know where to begin. It can feel daunting,” Todd said. “There are so many different things to consider, and you want to do what’s best for the person.”

“If someone is in the early stages of dementia, it can be easier to figure these things out with them,” Todd added. “If the prognosis is further along, you may find more obstacles. But that’s what this workshop is for.”

Refreshments will be provided by Optimal Senior Care. Following the workshop will be a foot spa, sponsored by Alignment Health Plan. Spots are limited – please call the reservation line ahead of time to book your spot.

This is the fifth part of a six-part workshop series. The series is offered by Alzheimer’s Orange County, with activities provided by Alignment Health Plan. Next month’s workshop will be about being a dementia friend. Each workshop will be held at the Health Care Center. Stay tuned to Leisure World Weekly for future dates. Or stop by the HCC to pick up a flyer.

The October workshop will be held in conference room 1 at the Health Care Center on Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is open to all residents. To make sure you get a seat, please RSVP by calling the HCC reservation line at (949) 923-3233. Leave your full name and specify that you would like to attend the Oct. 22 Alzheimer’s workshop.

Upcoming events at the HCC

-Flu shot clinic, Friday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Clubhouse 6

-Talking to Aging Relatives, Monday, Oct. 21, 2 to 3 p.m., conference room 1

page 21, Health and fitness

Class schedule

Chair Exercise

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

Feeling Good Exercise

 Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays,in Clubhouse1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards; $3 per class; all fitness levels welcome. 

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

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

Leisure Leggers

The walking and running club meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 15- to 60-minute walk. For more information, call Tom Pontac, (562) 304-0880.

Movement for Health and Self-Healing Medical Qigong Club

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


Chair classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6; $5 per class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises. Mat classes are Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided. For more information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214. 

Qigong, Tai Chi Club

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

Yoga, Beginning

Beginning yoga classes are held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats; $5 per class. For more information, call Patti Endly, 430-7291.

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda instructs. For more information, call 430-7143.

Yoga, Monday

Classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; $5per class. For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.


Classes are at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Clubhouse 4 lobby; at 10 a.m., Thursdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and at 10 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; $5 per class. For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.

Race on the base registration

The Annual Los Alamitos Race on the Base is celebrating its thirty-ninth year and is all set to take place on Feb. 21-22. 

• All military, police and fire personnel receive a Hero Discount of $5 off with code HERO2020. 

(Note that you will be required at Packet Pick-Up to present your military, police or fire identification to verify eligibility for this discount.)

• Participate on behalf of a charity and help raise funds for a great cause.

Race on the Base events include the Southland Credit Union Glow in the Dark Donut Run on Feb. 21 for all ages with the main event being held on Feb. 22. 

Events include the Honoring Our Fallen 5K Run/Walk, GORUCK 5K Rucking Division, 10K Run/Handcycle/Wheelchair, and the 95.9 The Fish Reverse Triathlon. Anyone around the world can also participate in the Honoring Our Fallen Virtual 5K Run/Walk. The race is held throughout the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos and features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. The event also features a commemorative technical race shirt for all participants and volunteers. Visit www.raceonthebase.com or call (562) 430-1073 for more event details.

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club 

Support group meeting Oct. 22

The Impaired Hearing and Vision Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The guest speaker will be Michelle Stone from HICAP. She will come with new information about all the changes in Medicare for the 2020 year. Open enrollment is in full swing and will end on Dec. 7. It is important that you act now if you want to change your plan. Don’t forget to reserve the handicap bus. All residents of Leisure World are invited to attend. 

—Sandy Esslinger

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

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

Friday, Oct. 18 – Beef teriyaki, sticky white rice, oriental vegetables, fruit cocktail, entrée chicken pasta salad, green, yellow and red bell peppers black olives, feta cheese, dressing and crackers.

Monday, Oct. 21 – Barbeque chicken leg quarter, macaroni and cheese, peas and carrots, vanilla and chocolate swirl pudding, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, carrot and raisin slaw.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 – Stuffed bell pepper, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, zucchini, sliced peaches, Mediterranean salad with chicken, red bell pepper, red onion, black olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Swiss steak with mushroom cream and onion sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, zucchini medley, ambrosia salad, turkey, and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, German potato salad.

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Roasted turkey with sage gravy, corn bread stuffing, seasoned mixed vegetables, chocolate chip cookies, chicken salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, red cabbage coleslaw.

Friday, Oct. 25 – Oven baked chicken breast with mole sauce, flower tortilla, Spanish rice, Mexicali corn, fresh tangerine, entrée Caesar chicken salad with romaine lettuce, grated cheese, croutons, Caesar dressing and crackers.


Humes is top loser of the week

Betty Scharf is recognized as the degree winner for the month. She has held the Doctor of Goal Weight degree since 2012, that’s an outstanding accomplishment. When earning a degree members have to stay within 3 pounds of their goal weight, if a member goes over, they have 3 months to get it back, or they will lose the degree.

Wa-Rite members who are able to obtain a Bachelor’s will hold it for one year, then graduate to a Masters, keep it for a year before earning a Doctor’s. Whichever degree a member is in, they will start back at a bachelor’s if they fail to get the weight off in time. Betty is an inspiration to those around her that wish to obtain a Doctor’s. Margaret Humes is the Weeks Top Loser with a two-pound weight loss. She fought tooth and nail to get that, literally. Her tooth came loose and it was hard for her to eat. She also holds a Bachelor of Weight Degree.

Food For Thought: How your clothes fit is a better indicator of what’s going on than the scale.

Wa-rite will be hold another contest from Oct. 18-Nov. 22. This is a good opportunity to work on losing weight and to earn ‘funny money’ for our Christmas Auction on Dec. 6.

Wa-rite is a support group of women who need to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 from 9-10 a.m. Weighing is from 7:45-8:45. Annual dues are $10. You must be a LW resident to join.

For any questions, call Carol Chambers at (562) 822-4641 or Bev Bender at (562) 594-9148.

Senior Meals

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

The Rossmoor Senior Shopping Shuttle provides weekday service to Senior Meals from Leisure World. For more information, see page 22 of the 2019 Minibus Guide that was recently delivered to all LW units.

Friday, Oct. 18 – Savory tomato braised tilapia, wild rice pilaf, peas and carrots, ambrosia 

Monday Oct. 21 – Meatballs with Hawaiian sauce, rice pilaf, oriental vegetable blend, whole wheat bread with Promise, fresh melon

Tuesday, Oct. 22 –  Grilled hamburger on whole wheat bun, with shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, and red onion, baked chips, mayo, ketchup, mustard and relish, fruited gelatin 

Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Chicken drumstick, baked sweet potato with promise, winter blend vegetables, sugar free chocolate pudding 

Thursday, Oct. 24 – Cream of spinach soup with sf crackers, open face turkey sandwich, with mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, on whole wheat bread, cranberry sauce, sugar free cookie 

Friday, Oct. 25 – Black bean soup with sf crackers, zucchini, corn and egg casserole, tomato and onion salad, biscuit with promise, tropical fruit mix 

Monday, Oct. 28 – Moroccan lentil vegetable soup with sugar free crackers, veggie egg salad, couscous with parmesan and peas salad, whole wheat dinner roll with promise, tropical fruit mix



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 12/26



by Helen

LW Resident 562-421-5811


Business License #WEL0015

Anti-aging products, makeup, gifts. 


Heavy duty shower transfer bench for use in tub with shower curtian, free to anyone who needs such a device. Call 562-936-0150



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



 General Contractor

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


License #954725. 12/19


JC Handyman Services

Professional and reliable. specializing in remodeling, plumbing and electrical. . Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 10/10




Sound proof walls. Triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 10/24




JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. 10/03



Big or small, I do it all. Car detailing to all home improvements. 

Call 562-387-5187 10/24


We make your SHOWER/TUB brand new and or convert it to a WALK IN SHOWER serving L.W. since 1999. Nu Kote 562-833-3911 liscense #699080. 10/31



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539.

Interior paint and specialty

finishes, cabinets, murals

and more.

Lic. #1033927. 12/17




Premium paints,  primer all wood. 40 years in LW. 

Contr. license #723262. 


562-596-0559. 10/24


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room

or entire house & refinish kitchen

cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 12/19



Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, Apartments, room by room, small jobs. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 12/05



Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 09/26





Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and steam cleaning extraction.

Tito 562-658-9841. 10/03




Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/14




New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 10/03



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


562-596-0559. 10/24

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 9 am-5 pm, 562-296-5040, 562-430-9966.



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



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


Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 10/31


Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 12/26


Hair stylist, 35 years experience at ABC Extension Salon. Rollerset, perm, color, and more. In-home appointments available. Call Mavis 714-757-0187. License #KK203303. 1010


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

(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business

License MOR0008. 10/10



Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience

Marlyn Palmquist, CPE.



The Sanctuary Salon,

12800 Seal Beach Blvd., D

Seal Beach Business License



Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical


patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded 10/10


Affordable Caregiver. Assist with showers, Dr. Appointments, medications, light house-keeping, etc. Live in Long Beach #ROD0003

Elizabeth 951-867-1275 11/14



Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/19/19


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

——————————————A WOMANS TOUCH

Personal assistant needs

Assistance after surgery care

Run errands, moving helper

Shop for you, take you shopping, to salon or nail appts

Accompany you to Dr appts


Uber and Lyft approved driver

Young LW Resident.

Reference and licensed.

CALL Susie @ 828-537-0437. 


I am experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770 10/24


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. 11/14



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/26



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







Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 10/31



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

Call  562-505-1613 11/28



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 10/10


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Gloria 949-371-7425 11/14


Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 12/19




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

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

License #CIP0001 12/05/19


$30.00 Computer Tune-Up


Computer Running Slow! Call John

LW Resident. SB License FUH0001. 12/26




Need help Friday afternoons into evening. Other days/shifts also possible.Assist an overall healthy 89-year old female with meals and safely getting around home.  Spanish speaker a bonus but not required (She is bilingual).

Hours perfect for a retired person or student.  Pay DOE.  Ask for Christy or Chris at (714) 330-5802 or send us a text! 



Santa Fe Importers Italian Deli

Positions available for counter help, cashiers, and prep cooks.

Full and part time positions available. Flexible hours.

Looking for friendly, upbeat, service-oriented people who have a love of good food.

$12-$13/hr. Sick pay. Benefits for full time positions.

Applications available at 12430-B Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach 90740 in the Ranch Town Center next to Starbucks.

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Cart $949 or make an offer. 



Club Golf Cart, 2 seater with truck, blue, newwer batteries, $2,500. Call 562-795-9151. 10/17


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes

to airports, hospitals, doctors offices,

stores. Drives by Gary. 

714-658-9457. 10/10


Rides by Russ, with the 

personal touch

For over 3 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544.10/24


Inexpensive shuttle, airports,

markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093.

SB License #ABL0001. 10/31


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 10/10


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

 CALL 562-537-1298. James. 10/10

Autos/Boats/RV’sTrailers Wanted


Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 10/17

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE

2002 Thunderbird, 14,000 miles. Like new. Teal with a white top, $19,200. Call 562-438-9620. 10/31


2000 Volkswagon Passat Wagon GLS 4 cylinder Turbo auto. P.S. Sunroof, 86,000 miles. New tires. 4,500. Call 562-852-5478 10/17


2006 Chrystler P.T. Cruiser, Nice, 130,000 miles, $2,200. 



Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 11/14



No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 11/14



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 12/26


MEDICAL SUPPLIES: Gently used walkers, potty chiar, new hinged toilet riser, al types of adult diapers, bed pans, and incontinent pads for men and women. New lounge chair for $150 (used for one month for visitor) Call 562-843-6963. 10/17 


Golden technologies Maxi-comfort POWER LIFT RECLINER. “The Relaxer” coffee bean, Brisa 

(synthetic leather), Large. Used four months. $1,900. Call 707-478-4602. 10/24

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE, Oct. 17, 18, 19th. 1860 McKinney Way 21A.

Shop early to get a headstart. Christmas towels, table cloths, candles, statues, lots of lights and outdoor decorations. Clocks lamps, Christmas blouses, wrapping paper, bags, ribbons, gifts for neighbors and friends, antique and custom jewelry music boxes. 562-843-6963 10/17


Beautiful excellent ladies two-wheel bicycle, top-quality ladies clothes, many misc items. Friday and Saturday, 9-2 PM, Seaview and St. Andrews, Mutual 7 #155A, 10/17

L.W. Apartments for Sale

LEISURE LIVING: Mr Hank & Associates.

“Best little sure house” in Leisure World. 2 bed, 2 bath and enclosed patio.  Lowest price $229,00 M2 #44G Corner


Fully expanded one bedroom unit on gorgeous Greenbelt. Walk-in closet, walk-in shower. M16 on St. John #51B. Call Mr. Hank  562-743-8473


Brand new remodel!M14,49 E. Reduced to only $435,000. Call Carl for more info 661-810-9410


New Listing: M4 #79B. One Bed, Basic, Hank.

Over 150 units for sale. We have M.L.S Access

Leisure Living Resales, next to Wells Fargo Bank. 562-493-6601 Lic #636260. 10/17