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Registered voters to begin receiving ballots

The county’s 1.6 million registered voters will begin receiving ballots for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election soon. The OC Registrar’s Office began mailing them on Feb. 3.

And for the first time, Leisure World voters will cast ballots in a new way. Orange County has replaced its traditional polling sites—schools, churches and clubhouses—with Vote Centers and ballot drop boxes strategically placed around the region (see below for the ones closest to Leisure World). 

Every voter will receive his or her vote-by-mail ballot and be able to save time and vote at home with multiple options for returning their ballots. The alternatives include voting at home, drive-through ballot drop-offs, in-person options, returning your ballot via the United States Postal Service or personally delivering it to a Vote Center.

There are now 188 fully staffed Vote Centers. 

People can choose to vote in-person at any location starting Feb. 22 or drop their ballots into ballot boxes.  People will be able to vote at any center anytime between Feb. 22-March 3. 

The new system includes 110 secure ballot drop box locations throughout Orange County. 

Voters will be able to deposit their ballots into a secure drop box between Feb. 3-March 3. 

People voting in person will be to fill out a printed paper ballot with a pen.

The March 3 election will mark the first time Orange County voters will use new voting machines replacing the county’s 2003 system. 

Anyone who wants to vote at a machine, including people with disabilities, can choose to do so. But unlike prior elections, people voting with machines now will receive a print-out of their ballots to verify their selections and then turn it in to a scanner to be counted.

Having the machines print individual paper ballots – which are formatted just like mail-in ballots – also makes it easier to audit the results to ensure the votes were counted correctly, according to the OC Voter Registrar’s Office.

Checking in to vote centers will also be different. 

Previously, poll workers would ask voters for their names and addresses and compare them against a paper print-out of registered voters within the precinct. If the information matched the printed roll, the voter would sign it.

Under the new system, voters will be asked the same questions but poll workers will use a digital tablet to verify information. 

The tablets will be digitally linked to the central voter registration database, which notes when a voter has cast a ballot and will update all of the other vote centers within minutes. This helps ensure each voter is casting just one ballot.

Voters also will be able to cast a regular ballot at any of the 188 Vote Centers in Orange County, not just the closest one to their home.

All locations for the 188 Vote Centers and 110 drop boxes will be published in the Voter Guides mailed to each voter weeks before the election. Or people can visit www.OCVOTE.com for a wealth of information.

A new state law also lets people register to vote on Election Day and cast a ballot at any Vote Center. 

Previously, voters had to travel to the Registrar of Voters’ headquarters in Santa Ana if they wanted to register to vote on Election Day and cast a ballot in that election.  

 Starting 10 days before Election Day, certain vote centers will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Then, from the weekend before the election until the day before the election, all vote centers will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

On Election Day, the vote centers will be open for the state-required hours of 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

Cast Ballots Close to LW

Vote Centers in Seal Beach

• Fire Station 48

3131 Northgate Road 

• Mary Wilson Library/Seal Beach Senior Center

707 Electric Ave. between Main Street and Marina Drive

Closest Ballot Drop Box

• Mary Wilson Library/Seal Beach Senior Center

707 Electric Ave., between Main Street and Marina Drive  

Day and Hours Open: 

March 3, 7 a.m.-8 p.m

Feb. 29-March 2, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Shredding service is today

The Golden Age Foundation will host a shredding service to safely destroy sensitive documents today, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m.-noon in the parking lot of Clubhouse 2. Service lines close at 11:30 a.m. Make sure papers are free of clips and staples. Contaminated bags will not be accepted.

A Salvation Army truck will be there to collect donations of clothing and small household items, including e-waste such as iPads and other hand-held devices, until noon.

People can also bring spent batteries for recycling.

GRF Employee of the Year

The Golden Rain Foundation awarded its first Employee of the Year honors to Pool Attendant Susan Flynn, who went above and beyond the call of duty to help a swimmer in distress at the LW Pool a few months ago.

She utilized her considerable first aid skills to aid the swimmer, and although she was a new employee, she handled the situation with efficiency and professionalism.

“She’s always willing to make herself available to work whenever needed,” said GRF Assistant Recreation Manager Kathy Thayer, who nominated Flynn for the award.

The GRF Board of Directors recognized Flynn at its meeting on Jan. 28 with a plaque, a crystal globe and a hearty round of applause.

Flynn, who has only been on the job for 10 months, thanked the board for the recognition.

NOCE Class Registration

In-person registration for free classes in LW will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Clubhouse 2 at 9 a.m. Classes are the result of a partnership between North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) and the Golden Rain Foundation.  A full list of classes, start dates and times will be released in next week’s LW Weekly or people can pick up a class list from the LW Library. For more information, visit the library or call (562) 598-2431 weekdays from 9:30a.m.-3:30 p.m.

On-Site Home Sales has grand opening

On-Site Home Sales had a grand opening Jan. 31 under the new ownership of The Januszka Group, Inc., led by broker Dawn Januszka (above). A friendly team of trained professional agents (below) works exclusively in Leisure World. The On-Site Home Sales office is the only real estate office endorsed by the Golden Rain Foundation and the Mutual Corporations.  

GAF donates $10,000 to Meals on Wheels, LB

The Golden Age Foundation is continuing its LWers-helping-LWers tradition with the donation last week of $10,000 to Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, a non-profit that delivers more than 100 nutritious and freshly cooked meals to Leisure World every day.

This is the second year that the GAF has funded the meals delivery service, which is for everyone—people who are sick, recovering from injury or just don’t want to cook. 

Some MOWLB clients are on limited incomes and cannot afford the $8.25 a day. The GAF donation will cover meal sponsorships for qualified low-income Leisure World residents.

Low-income LW residents can request meal service and see if they qualify for funding support by contacting LWSB Site Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext 4. 

Meals are delivered by friendly and trained volunteers Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

The GAF’s goal is to improve the quality of life for those residing in Leisure World, especially for people who may need a bit of help.

MOWLB was founded in 1971 to support the independence and well being of homebound seniors, veterans and the disabled. This program is designed specifically to meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors. MOWLB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is supported by philanthropic foundations and the generosity of corporate and individual donors.  

Coffee with a Cop is Feb. 19

Seal Beach City Council Member Thomas Moore invites the community to meet with him and the Seal Beach Police Department for a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5:30-7 p.m.

Often the community’s only interaction with the police is during a time of emergency or other crisis. During these events, the community may be left with questions about police practices and procedures.  Coffee with a Cop events are designed to provide an opportunity for people to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know their police department. The relaxed nature of the event is intended to allow public to get to know the officers who serve Seal Beach and vice versa. 

SB Pool Update 

The City of Seal Beach is seeking public input regarding the proposed construction of a new community pool. Meetings will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 6-8 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 211 8th St., and Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the McGaugh Swimming Pool site, 1698 Bolsa Ave.

The city is hosting the meetings to give the public a chance to find out more about the proposed pool, view a set of informational exhibits, and share their thoughts on the overall proposal.

As background, the city performed a condition assessment on the existing McGaugh Swimming Pool more than 10 years ago. At the time of the assessment, the pool, which was constructed in 1964, was reaching the end of its useful life, and the cost to renovate was almost as much as the cost for a complete reconstruction. 

As a diligent step in rebuilding the pool in 2014, the city conducted a public outreach campaign to solicit feedback from the community in identifying programmatic requirements and determining site location preferences. 

The current concept for the new community pool at the Naval Weapons Station, adjacent to Adolfo Lopez Drive and Seal Beach Boulevard, is a result of these efforts. 

The McGaugh Swimming Pool was determined to be an unsuitable site because it lacks expansion capacity. 

For more information, contact Iris Lee, deputy public works director/city engineer, at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1322.

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

The GRF Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. A chicken piccata dinner is on the menu. Anthony and Doniele Bernasconi will entertain. Seating is limited. Tables may be purchased by groups of eight, subject to availability. Tickets are $30 per person or $220 for a table and are available at the Recreation Office in Building 5. For information, contact Kathy Thayer or Andrew Delaney at 431-6586, ext. 326, or email events@lwsb.com.

Construction Alert

Howard Roofing Company will remove the roof from the GRF Administration Building on Sunday, Feb. 16, weather permitting. 

Roof construction is expected to be completed that week.

Residents are advised to use  caution in the work zone, as some areas will not be accessible.

LW Dines Out

Finbars Italian Kitchen has canceled dinner service in Leisure World, due to lack of participation. The restaurant has brought Monday night meals to Clubhouse 1 since 2017. “We feel it has run its course,” said owner Joseph Barbara. “Less than one percent of the community is taking advantage of the restaurant nights. We have enjoyed making new friends in Leisure World and hope to continue seeing them at our restaurant.”

Finbars Italian Kitchen is located at 1041 Pacific Coast Highway in Seal Beach. For delivery options, call (562) 346-2277.

Hometown Buffet will continue to serve dinner on the fourth Monday of the month. 

An all-you-can-eat buffet will be available on Feb. 24 for $11 all-inclusive, starting at 4:30. Hometown Buffet accepts checks, cash and credit cards, and the menus are published in the LW Weekly. 

Celebrating Black History Month

The Leisure World Library will host a community film screening in honor of Black History Month, the annual celebration in February of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.

The library will screen “Hidden Figures,” rated PG, from 2-4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Clubhouse 4 and “12 Years a Slave” from 2-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, in Clubhouse 4. 

“Hidden Figures” is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi and written by Melfi and Allison Schroeder. 

It is loosely based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly about black female mathematicians who worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race. 

These brilliant women—Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

“12 Years a Slave,” rated R, is a 2013 biographical period-drama and an adaptation of the 1853 slave memoir “Twelve Years a Slave,” by Solomon Northup. 

He was a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery.

 Northup was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released.

This year’s Black History Month theme is “African Americans and the Vote.” 

This is an important general election year and the 150th anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870), which gave the right to vote to black men following the Civil War. It also marks the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. 

This year’s theme recognizes the struggle for voting rights among black men and women throughout American history. 

Black History Month first originated as part of an initiative by writer and educator Dr. Carter G. Woodson.

He launched Negro History Week in 1926. 

Woodson proclaimed that Negro History Week should always occur in the second week of February — between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Since 1976, every American president has proclaimed February as Black History Month. 

Today, other countries such as Canada and the United Kingdom also devote an entire month to celebrating black history.

Black History Month is a good time to learn about prominent African-Americans such as Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, Peter Spencer, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Frances Harper, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Wilson, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Scott Joplin,  Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owens, Muddy Waters, Goose Tatum, Sammy Davis Jr., Malcolm X, Miles Davis, Bo Diddley, Ray Charles, Martin Luther King Jr., Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson, Angela Davis, Condoleezza Rice, James E. Clyburn, Elijah Cummings and President Barack Obama.

Opera Club

Everyone is invited to come and watch “Don Carlo,” Part 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Monday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. The presentation is the conclusion of Verdi’s opera about political, religious and romantic intrigue based on Schiller’s play “Don Carlos,” which recounts 16th-century tales about the Spanish inquisition.

This 1983 production at the Metropolitan Opera is visually and musically sumptuous, featuring Placido Domingo in the title role with Mirella Freni and Grace Bumbry in the women’s roles. The conductor is James Levine. 

Club member and Verdi fan Lucy Poropat will share her knowledge of this opera and give a brief synopsis of Part 1 for those who could not attend that screening .

In Act 3, Queen Elisabeth asks Princess Eboli to don a mask and attend a forthcoming event dressed as her. Don Carlo also attends the event and confesses his love for Elisabeth, unaware that he is addressing the wrong woman. He further pleads for intercession in getting King Philip to assign him to Flanders to protect Flemish deputies who are slated for execution by the Inquisition. He hopes thereby to find an escape from his romantic feelings for his stepmother. However,  Princess Eboli, whose own feelings of love for Don Carlo were dashed by his confession, then exposes him to the king.  

In Act 4, King Philip consults with the Grand Inquisitor who recommends that the Marquis Rodrigo and Don Carlo (the King’s son by his first wife) both be put to death. The  King, who incorrectly became suspicious of his wife’s feelings for him based on Princess Eboli’s statements, now finds that Princess Eboli, and not his wife, is in love with Don Carlo, and as Princess Eboli further reveals she has been the King’s mistress, the King pardons his son.

Act 5 is the conclusion of this story and takes place in the cloisters outside the tomb of Don Carlos’ grandfather. Queen Elisabeth agrees to intercede for Don Carlo to go to Flanders, but as King Philip and the Grand Inquisitor enter to announce additional executions, a hand reaches out and pulls Don Carlo into the grandfather’s tomb and the tale is finished.

The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles. Room 1 is open at 1  p.m. No dues or fees are collected. For further information, contact Beverly Emus, Opera Club president, at (562) 296-5586 or beverly90740@gmail.com.

Coin Club

The Leisure World Coin Club will meet Feb. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, to hear member Andy Kmita, a professional coin dealer, give hints and rules about coin collecting. He will cover some dos and don’ts that could be important. Don’t overlook current coins in your pocket change, especially state quarters and keep an eye out for the 2019 quarter with the “W” mint mark below the date as it will be valuable. 

In January, the club elected its 2020 officers: John Harper, president; Mike Supple, vice president; Ron Kellett, returning secretary; and Joyce Knudson, treasurer. The smaller-than-usual membership decided that this happy group should have a picture taken in celebration of the club’s continuation as possibly the longest continuously active club in Leisure World.

No program was planned for January because the December meeting was a luncheon, but five members were prepared anyway to “show and tell” parts of their collections, and it was interesting to see what they brought.

American Numismatic Association (ANA) representative Rockie Herrera will have a valuable demo in April on how to clean a coin so it meets ANA scrutiny. 

One or two coin dealers attend club meetings to answer questions from members and non-members. People are welcome to bring old coin(s) and have them evaluated by these experts, who buy, sell and trade at club meetings. 

All LW shareholders are welcome to come and enjoy discussions about coins, both the rare and the ordinary. 

Coin auctions are held regularly.

LW Art League

The Leisure World Art League is honored to host a demonstration by Robert Richert, one of California’s top acrylic painters on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. People are encouraged to  arrive early for a good seat as the demos consistently draw large turnouts.

Richert is an accomplished acrylic painter who grew up in Southern California at a time when open space was abundant. He spent many childhood days exploring and enjoying the outdoors. Throughout his life he has maintained a curiosity about nature and a passion for scenic beauty.

In 1969-70, Richert served in the infantry with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal with a “V” device for valor.

After military service he attended California State University,  Long Beach, and earned a bachelor’s degree. Majoring in scientific illustration and inspired by the legacy of Leonardo de Vinci, he learned how to apply the knowledge and discipline of science to the creation of art.

Richert has pursued art full time since 1982. For most of his early career, his primary subject matter was wildlife, but in the 1990s he began to devote more time toward his passion for scenic beauty.  Today he specializes in California landscape and seascapes. 

His paintings hang in fine art galleries and several have sold for over five figures

Richert seeks to create dramatic paintings that rise above the generic. People say that his paintings are inviting because they transport them to beautiful places where they experience joy and tranquility.

Art League members are encouraged to enter their paintings into the arts show by 6:30. The popular vote theme is “abstract.”

Leisure Whirlers

Leisure Whirlers Square Dance and Round Dance Club will host a “Cupid’s Heart” party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 7, in Clubhouse 4. 

Pre-rounds are from 6:30-7 p.m. 

Square and round dances will be alternated from 7-9 p.m., when the potluck and socializing begin. Singles and couples are welcome. There will be a singles rotation so everyone can dance. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at (562) 799-9482.

 Square dance classes are held every Monday from 7:30- 9:30 p.m. Come to have fun and/or brush-up on dancing skills. Singles and couples are welcome. 

Classes are held at the Garden Grove Women’s Club, 9501 Chapman Ave. in Garden Grove. 

For more information, call Mel Branham at (714) 803-0250. A new class for beginning dancers will be starting the first Monday in March.

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts group will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 Room 9. Members will evaluate Main Street photos submitted for the photo contest.

There is a limit of three entries per person. Bring photos to the meeting. Everyone is welcome, even if they are not participating in the competition.  

Video Producers Club

Join iPad expert Fred Carpenter to learn new tips and tricks about the device and its camera and video capabilities. There will be time to discuss specific problems people have. Everyone is welcome.

Classes are sponsored by the Video Producers Club on Wednesdays from noon-2 p.m. in the Theater Club Room located in the upper deck of the Amphitheater. 

To locate the room, ascend the left ramp at the entrance to the Amphitheater. At the top of the ramp, the room is located on the left. 

For more information, contact Fred Carpenter at (310) 755-5925 or email sail1942@gmail.com.

GRF Movie

“Valentine’s Day,” rated PG-13, will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, in Clubhouse 4. 

In a series of interconnected stories, various Los Angeles residents (Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper) wend their way through the highs and lows of love during a single day. 

Sort of the “Love Actually” of Valentine’s Day, this rom-com has an all-star cast that makes this movie the perfect, feel-good V-Day treat.

As the holiday unfolds, they experience first dates, longtime commitments, youthful crushes and connections to old flames.

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

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 Uno 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.

Lapidary Club

Dean Jacobus, president of the Lapidary and Jewelry Club invites all members to attend a potluck  on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

There will be a progress report on the renovation of  the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4, which is  closed until further notice.

LW Dance 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 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. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: Texas two-step starts at 2 p.m. and country waltz, at 3, in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays 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: Bolero is taught from 9-10 a.m.; the waltz, 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. 

•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.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club Library is now open five days a week. New hours are Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m.  The club is hoping to offer some weekend hours soon. 

The Genealogy Library is located in Clubhouse 3, Room 10.

The club offers free workshops every Thursday from 1:30-2:30.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Upcoming workshops are:

Feb. 6 – Presidential Connections

Feb. 13 – Marriage Traditions

Feb. 20 – Ancestry DNA

Feb. 27 – The State of Virginia

 The workshops are free.

Joyful Line Dance Club

The Joyful Line Dance Club was treated to dance instructor Jojo Weingart of Mutual 12, who taught “Get Up,” a dance from 2019, all time favorite, “Saturday Night Fever” Jan. 22 and Jan. 29.

Her artistic, lovely movements and exciting new music were appreciated by membes. She will be back as often as she can as the club’s volunteer teacher. 

Everyone is welcome to try out the class, which meets on Wednesday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.

There are no fees.

Friendship Computer Classes

The Friendship Club offers free computer classes taught by  instructors Jeff Sacks, Bob Cohen 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, Feb. 10, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Beginning Android (Sacks)

Noon—Beginning Chromebook (Sacks)

Monday, Feb. 17, No Class, Presidents Day

Monday, Feb. 24, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.—Use Your Voice-Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant (Cohen)

Noon—Prepare for the CA DMV Test w Real ID info (Sacks)

Tuesday, Feb. 25, Clubhouse 3, Room 7

1-3 p.m.—How to Choose Your Next Computer (Sacks)

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. 

If your browser is being redirected to sites that display errors or alerts, it is possibly a Tech Support Scam. 

These scams display pop-up messages that won’t go away, essentially locking your browser to trick you into calling an indicated technical support hotline. 

Don’t call the number. Instead press the power button on the computer for seven seconds to force it to turn off. Then contact a local computer person that you trust.

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

LBSO Bus Transportation Offered

The Long Beach Symphony will provide bus transportation from Leisure World to attend its classical concert celebrating the rich heritage of music composed based on folk melodies of the America, particularly the USA and Mexico. The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. 

Anyone interested in round trip bus transportation can meet the bus no later than 5:30 p.m. at the bus loading area in front of the Amphitheater near St. Andrews Road. 

Although many Leisure World residents have been riding the bus and have already purchased single or season bus tickets, new bus riders may purchase ound trip tickets at the bus for $16 each with cash or a personal check. Correct change is appreciated. 

The program opens and closes with works by American Aaron Copland. The first, El Salón México, is named after a dance hall said to have played three kinds of music: one for the upper-class, a more vigorous working-class music and a foot-stomping music of the peasantry. As the music segues from one class to the other, audiences will hear drunkenness, twirling dancers, lots of brass and  memorable clarinet solos. 

Next, the audience will be taken south of the border to hear from Arturo Márquez (b. 1950), who captures the essence of his native Mexico in his charming Concerto for Harp “Mascaras” that will be delivered by internationally renowned harpist, Ina Zdorovetchi. She is noted for her compelling interpretations and unique tone. Hailed as “the harp whisperer” as well as “monster player,” she has appeared as soloist with orchestras around the world, has premiered several harp concertos by prominent composers and has received numerous competition awards.

Zdorovetchi resides in Boston, playing as principal harpist with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Portland (Maine) Symphony, and Boston Lyric Opera and teaching as the Associate Professor of Harp at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. 

Following intermission, the Symphony will present Carlos Chávez’s most popular composition, his Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía india,” which is comprised of three melodies originating from native-American tribes of northern Mexico. 

The final work on the evening’s program is Copland’s captivating Appalachian Spring orchestral suite, perhaps best known for its “Simple Gifts” melody, which was taken from a collection of Shaker melodies. It is first presented by a solo clarinet, then majestically reiterated by orchestra and brass—real goose bump music. Bursting with the sounds of Americana, this moving composition by Copland will linger in listeners’ hearts long after the music stops playing.

Ticketholders are invited to attend a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. by Maestro Eckart Preu and Zdorovetchi or to enjoy free live music in the lobby of the hall before the concert. 

This concert is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Jon Masterson and Wallboard Tools Co., Inc.

 For more information, visit www.LongBeachSymphony.org or call (562) 436-3203.

People who want to purchase concert tickets or bus tickets using a credit card or who want more information about the concert can contact the Symphony Box Office at (562) 436 3203 or www.LongBeachsymphony.org  or Bev Emus, Leisure World Bus co-hostess, at (562) 296-5586.

GRF Weekly Band

Cabaret Entertainers presents  the Vinyl Rock band in concert this Saturday in Clubhouse 1 at 7 p.m.

Vinyl Rock is a nine-member Orange County-based band that  plays classic rock, Motown and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. 

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

The band plays on the second Saturday of the month at Clubhouse 1 at 7 p.m. 

The Recreation Department asks that residents and their guests attending the GRF Saturday Dances in Clubhouse 1 cooperate with 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.

• Doors open at 6 p.m. – no reserving tables except for the band.  Others will be removed.

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

• People should sign in as a resident or guest. 

This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of bands. 

Master Gardener Workshops Set

The Leisure World Library  will be host a series of Master Gardeners from the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Gardening experts will come to Clubhouse 4 for the next six months, starting in March.

Everyone is invited to the once-a-month classes by guest lecturers who will speak on a variety of different topics. 

All workshops are in Clubhouse 4 from 1-3 p.m. Topice are: March 12-Warm Season Vegetables; April  9-Tomatoes A-Z; May 14-Herbs; June 11-Raised Bed Gardening; July 9-California Natives; and Aug. 13-Cool Season Vegetables.

For more information, contact the LW Library at (562) 598-2431.

Getty trip planned

The Leisure World Library will host an excursion to the Getty Villa and its iconic collection of Greek and Roman antiquities on Thursday, March 19; tickets are $29 and include round-trip bus transportation.

 The Getty Villa on the Malibu coast in Pacific Palisades is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. 

The collection has 44,000 antiquities dating from 6,500 BC -400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth. 

Purchase tickets from the Recreation Department in Building 5. For more information about the trip, call the Library at (562) 598-2431. For information regarding ticket availability call (562) 431-6586, ext. 326.

Community Sing

Leisure World residents are invited to attend the Community Sing on Monday, Feb. 10, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. People who want to participate in the first half-hour of Opening Acts should come at 6:15 to sign in with emcee Ethel Carter. Bring music for the pianist as needed.

Ethel will lead group singing until 7:15 when she will introduce her half-time guest, singer and guitarist Galit Levy-Slater.

On Jan. 27 Leila Claudio was the leader. Opening Acts were as follows: Chuck Zeman, “Ghost Riders in the Sky” (a cappella); Ethel Carter, “It’s a Marshmallow World in the Winter”; Bruce DuPont, “Hey, There” (a capella); Ruby Johnson, “Summertime”; Byong Choi, “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”; a duet with Bob Barnum and Walt Bier, “For All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” (karaoke); and lastly, Vito Villamor, “Tickle, Tickle, Little Darling” (a Filipino song) translated into English by Leila; Vito accompanied himself on ukulele.  

Pianist Pat Kogok accompanied three of the Opening Acts. 

Leila led group singing until 7:15 when she introduced her half-time guests, singers Susan Kelleghan and Bev Adams. Using a karaoke machine Susan and Bev sang four songs in beautiful harmony: “Blowing in the Wind”, “Take Me Home Country Roads,” “Fernando” and “If I Had a Hammer.”

The audience applauded loudly and cheered in between  songs to show their appreciation of Susan and Bev’s skills and dramatic intensity.  

After half-time Leila led more group singing and ended the musical evening with “Kumbaya.”  

Many thanks to pianist Pat Kogok, Bob Barnum for helping with the book collection, and to Walt Bier and Margie Thompson for furnishing the karaoke machine. 

There will be no Community Sing on Feb. 17 in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Community Karaoke

Classily clad in her boots, hat and fringed vest, Vicky Van Ert was the highlight of the fifth annual Community Karaoke Country Western Jamboree, yodeling a spirited “Cowboy Sweetheart.” Other folks who donned  western attire and sang country tunes were Ren Villaneauva, Ric Dizon, Walt Bier, David Noble, Tino Tupas, Ellen Brannigan, Ruby Johnson and Carolyn Mottola,

While feasting on John’s Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, the group was entertained by many members of the club who anxiously awaited their turn to sing. Diane Wasserman did “These Boots are Made for Walkin’” and Karen Morris did a bouncy “Little Bitty.” “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” was a good number by Pat Kogak.  Popular Helen Schultz did a Patsy Cline pop hit “Crazy.” “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” made popular by Gene Autry was done by Bev Adams.  “Desperado”, another old-time tune, was done by Susan Kelleghan. 

Everyone can join the fun by singing or enjoying friends and neighbors each Wednesday night in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m. Practice sessions are held on Tuesdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson


First Christian Church

First Christian Church has been hit hard by this cold and flu season. It wishes its ailing and precious family at FCC as well as Leisure World a rapid and complete recovery.

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

Sunday morning begins with Elder Jack Frost teaching the Bible study at 9 a.m. The group is currently studying the Book of Luke. The hospitality room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting at 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer, and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in these hymns of worship: “Jesus Loves Me,” “Love Lifted Me,” and “In the Garden.” The Communion hymn will be “Softly And Tenderly.

For the offertory, Pastor Bruce and Margaret will sing, “Beloved, Let Us Love One Another.” Diane Booth will sing “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.” Pat Kogok will read Scripture from the Book of James followed by Pastor Bruce’s in depth teaching of the Scripture.

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 and Thursdays with Pastor Bruce, both beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Call the church office at (562) 431-8810 for more information. 

Redeemer Lutheran

Pastor Lisa Rotchford of Redeemer Lutheran church will preach “Love in the Gospel: Being the Salt and the Light!” on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the 10:30 a.m Communion service. Evelyn Stephens and Maria Swift are greaters. Scripture readings and prayers will be led by Cedric Elmer and Nancy Leuben.  Carmen Leslie will assist in serving the Lord’s Supper. Join Redeemer Lutheran for fellowship with refreshments following the service and its annual congregational meeting. 

Redeemer Lutheran has a  midweek worship service every Wednesday for prayer, reflection and Communion at 11:30 a.m. The weekly Wednesday Bible class is studying the Book of Proverbs. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the easily accessible first floor conference room inside the main entrance.

LW Baptist

Leisure Word Baptist invites everyone to its weekly service on Sunday, Feb. 9, in Clubhouse 4. Bob Simons teaches the Sunday school class from 8:30-9:10 a.m. 

All sing the call to worship, “Jesus is Lord of All.” Under the direction of Darlene Harris, the choir will sing “My Faith has Found a Resting Place.” Solist Jean Davidson will sing “Open My Eyes that I May See.” 

Congregational songs include “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah,” and “O Master Let Me Walk with Thee,” written by Pastor Washington Gladden, named because his great grandfather served as George Washington’s bodyguard during the Revolutionary War. 

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message is titled “Love Fulfills the Law” from Romans 13:8-10. The closing hymn will be “Sunlight or Beloved Now are We.” 

The prayer room is open in Section A following the service, and attended by members of the congregation who have special prayer requests.

The Women’s Christian fellowship and Bible study will meet on Monday, Feb. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The Energizers will meet on Wednesday, Feb.12, in Clubhouse 4, Section A at 3 p.m.

Call 430-2920 for more information.

Congregation Sholom

Friday night service at Congregation Sholom with Rabbi Karen Isenberg will be held on Feb. 7  in Clubhouse 3, Room 9,  at 7 p.m. An Oneg will follow service.

The Saturday morning service with Rabbi Isenberg on Feb. 8 will be in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 9:30. A Tu Bishvat seder will be at 10:15  a.m. followed by Torah reading.

Rehearsals for the Purim Shpiel continue through the month of February. For more information, call Alice Lemon at 493-1702.

A cantor’s concert will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, at Temple Beth Shalom, 3635 Elm St., Long Beach, at 5 p.m. The cost is $36 per person. Call 426-6413 for transportation.

The book club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Ruth Hermann’s house.

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

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, Feb. 9. The First Reading is Isaiah 58:7-10 and the Second Reading is 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. The Gospel reading will be from  Matthew 5:13-16.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick during Mass

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be administered during the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, Feb. 9. All baptized Catholics are welcome, especially those who are sick, elderly or suffering in any way, mind, body or spirit.


Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 a.m., 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: 4–4:45 p.m. First Fridays start at 9:15 a.m.

Christian Women’s Fellowship Bible Study

The Christian Women’s fellowship and Bible Study Group will meet Friday, Feb. 10, and Monday, Feb. 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. All residents are welcome to attend.

The group is studying the book, “Women in the Bible.” For information, call Jean Davidson (562) 431-0597 or (562) 594-8100.

Faith Christian Assembly

Combating loneliness with weekly Sunday Lunch Group

According to the latest research, it is a sad fact that families rarely enjoy meals together around the table anymore. Faith Christian Assembly, knows how important fellowship is. That is why it has a regularly scheduled opportunity for people to enjoy lunch together each Sunday, directly after the 10:30 a.m. service. There has been positive feedback about the wonderful camaraderie of this group. 

The Sunday Lunch is led by Patty Desmond and Donna Smith. They are always excited when someone new joins them at the table. The exact restaurant is listed in the bulletin each week and each person is responsible for their own bill.

Faith fellowship time is Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. Pastor Sheri Leming leads the midweek Bible study on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. GriefShare is every Friday at 2 p.m.

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

Community Church

Community Church will host the second annual “Love Luncheon” on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. Join the community of people who have been touched by cancer on Friday, Feb. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The invitation to the “Love Luncheon” is extended to cancer survivors, patients and family members who have faced a cancer diagnosis. This is a community wide event. Friends and neighbors are welcome to attend. The event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP to Taylor White at (562) 596-6358. 

On Sunday, Feb. 9, Pastor Johan Dodge will deliver a Scripture based message titled, “Who are you Wearing?” The Scripture lesson is 1 Corinthians 2:1-16. Chris Kim will be serving as lay liturgist.Worship services are at 9:50 a.m. followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall.  

Assembly of God

Assembly of God is looking forward to its monthly gathering of Romeo and Juliets at Denny’s on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 11:30 a.m. As the men and women sit separately, there is an opportunity to share concerns, praises and make new friends. This gathering follows the weekly Bible study in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 10 a.m. Pastor Sam Pawlak will lead the study, teaching from the Book of Revelation.

The Sunday morning worship service begins in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10:30 a.m. Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger will open with praise and prayer, followed by worship songs led by Denise Smith.

Pastor Sam’s message is a continuation of the Ten Commandments series, “Man, This is Living,” and will be titled “Life Takers.” Diana Mushagian will lead announcements and offering time after the message.

A prayer meeting is held prior to the worship service at 10 a.m. and another one at 5:15 p.m.

A time of singing praises begins at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. Pastor Dan leads the songs selected by those present and Kip Watkins will share a special solo. The evening concludes with a devotion by Pastor Sam and fellowship time around the tables.  

Beit HaLev

This week is Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song. The Torah portion is “Beshalach” records Pharaoh’s acquiescence following the 10th Plague to let the Hebrews go. Under HaShem’s guidance, the Exodus begins; then Pharaoh changes his mind and pursues the fleeing people to the shores of the Red Sea. God parts the sea so that the people are able to cross on dry land and then closes the sea over the pursuing Egyptian army. The people then sing their song of gratitude for their salvation.

People can now join the live, interactive service on the YouTube.com channel, “Shabbat Shalom LIVE.”

Rabbi-Cantor Galit Shirah conducts live, online (livestream) Shabbat services every Friday evening at 6 and Saturday morning at 10:30. Services can be accessed on Facebook.com/galityomtov and on YouTube.com. In addition, Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts weekday Ma’ariv (evening) services every Thursday at 4 p.m. for SimShalom.com. There is a “chat” area where viewers can converse interactively with the rabbi and the global congregation.

Rabbi-Cantor Galit offers lessons in chanting Torah and Haftarah, voice lessons and Hebrew lessons. Anyone interested in lessons should contact Rabbi-Cantor Galit Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email her at duets@icloud.com.

St. Theodore’s

In February, the month of celebrating love, The Rev. Lisa Rotchford will preach “Love in the Gospel: Being the Salt and the Light!” at St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church Communion worship service on Sunday, Feb. 9,  at 12:15 p.m. in Redeemer Lutheran Church’s sanctuary. Fellowship and the annual meeting with refreshments follows in the easily accessible Conference Room. The combined Lutheran and Episcopal Worship Service with prayer, reflection and holy Communion is held every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Theodore Sanctuary Chapel.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet for a Mindfulness Meditation session from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. The sessions are facilitated. Donations are welcome; admission is free. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email rebeccagad71954@gmail.com.

Cancer Luncheon Committee

The Cancer Luncheon Committee invites anyone who has or has ever had cancer to a free Valentine’s Day Luncheon. It will be held at LW Community Church on Friday, Feb. 14, at 11:30 a.m. Piano player Charla Gae will entertain the group. Reservations are required. Call Taylor White at (562) 596-6358.



Romance scams cost most of all reported scams

by Cathie Merz


Valentine’s Day is next week and love is in the air. Online dating has become popular and many people are finding love. But its rapid rise of success has also brought about a dramatic rise in romance scams. 

If you think flowers and chocolate are expensive, losing money in a romance scam can cost even more. In 2018, people reported losing $143 million to romance scams, a higher total than for any other type of scam reported to the FTC that year. People reported a median loss of $2,600 from romance scams in 2018.

Not long ago it was embarrassing to find love online, it was a sign of desperation. These days a person meets someone online and believes he/she is perfect, someone to spending the rest of their life with— a decent person with a good job or business in search of a good, honest partner to settle down with. Hold on…

No matter how good they sound, things often aren’t what they appear to be. In reality you could be talking to a criminal sitting at a computer with a well-rehearsed script that he/she has used many times before while hunting through chat rooms, dating sites and social networking sites searching for victims, to cash in on romance. 

If you are over 40, recently divorced, a widow, elderly or disabled then all the better in the crook’s eyes. Scammers use any weakness they find to their advantage.

Trolling for victims online “is like throwing a fishing line,” said Special Agent Christine Beining, a veteran financial fraud investigator in the FBI’s Houston Division. She has seen a substantial increase in the number of romance scam cases. Cases have nearly doubled since 2015. “The Internet makes this type of crime easy because you can pretend to be anybody you want to be. You can be anywhere in the world and victimize people,” she said. “The perpetrators will reach out to a lot of people on various networking sites to find somebody who may be a good target. Then they use what the victims have on their profile pages and try to work those relationships and see which ones develop.”

Romance scammers are experts at what they do, wooing people on dating apps and social media. They may lift photos to create an attractive profile or even steal the identity of a real person. They spend hours honing their skills and sometimes keep journals on their victims to better understand how to manipulate and exploit them.

Just like with real romances, it may take them some time to gain your trust, but the scammer’s payoff can be big. Scammers will look for common interests and usually become emotional very quickly. They will introduce you to their “relatives”  who are really business partners in the scam, to project a positive feeling safety in the relationship.

Romance scammers might claim they need money for a medical emergency or to come visit you, and then ask you to send them money by wire transfer or gift card. They take your money, but there’s no surgery and no trip. 

Once a victim becomes a victim, by sending money, they will often be placed on what’s called a “sucker list” and names and identities are shared with other criminals, so that they may be targeted in the future by others in the enterprise.

To stay safe online, be careful what you post, because scammers can use that information against you. Always use reputable websites, but assume that con artists are trolling even the most reputable dating and social media sites. 

Research the person’s photo and profile to see if he/she has posted to his/her profile, then run them through a reverse-image search engine, such as TinEye or Google Images. If the same picture shows up with a different name, that’s a red flag. The website Scamalytics maintains a blacklist of scammers who use false pictures.

And if you’ve been communicating with someone by email, check their address at a site such as Romance Scams, which compiles lists of email addresses belonging to known scammers. 

If you develop a romantic relationship with someone you meet online, consider the following:

• Never send money or gifts to anyone you don’t know personally.

• Take it slowly. Ask questions and look for inconsistent answers.

• Beware if the individual promises to meet in person but then always comes up with an excuse why he or she can’t. If you haven’t met the person after a few months, for whatever reason, you have good reason to be suspicious.

• Beware if the individual seems too perfect or quickly asks you to leave a dating service or Facebook to go “offline.” 

• Beware if the individual attempts to isolate you from friends and family or requests inappropriate photos or financial information that could later be used to extort you.

• Talk to someone about this new love interest. And pay attention if your friends or family are concerned.

• If you suspect an online relationship is a scam, stop all contact immediately. And if you are the victim of a romance scam, report to the scam to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint and file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Notify the dating site where you met the scammer, too.

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, 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.

Letters to Editor

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

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.

Shareholders may only have one letter published per month.

Credits& Kudos

Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW News or Golden Rain Foundation.

Katharina and Kenneth Glenn Koons, Mutual 15, commend the Maintenance Department on the way it dealt with an electrical problem Jan. 28-29. It turned out it was a real danger and a fire could have consumed them, the cat and their treasures. Jake Johnson from Service Maintenance and an inspector from Physical Property not only restored power but told them that they needed a new heater because the wiring was burnt to a crisp. “We will get a new heat/air pump very soon. We are fortunate for their expertise.”


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, Feb. 6 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 10 Mutual 9

Administration 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 14 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 Mutual 15 (rescheduled)

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday Feb. 19 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m. 

Thursday, Feb. 20 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20 Mutual 11

Conference Room B 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 24 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m. 

Thursday, Feb. 27 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 28 Mutual 6

Administration 9:30 a.m.

GRF Committee 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:

Thursday, Feb. 6 Architecture Design Review Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 7 GRF Board Executive Session 

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 10 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, Feb. 11 Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13 Communications/ITS Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14 Finance Committee

Conference Room B 9 a.m. 

Friday, Feb. 14 Executive Committee 

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 21 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 25 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 27 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

GRF Board Executive Session

1:00 p.m.,  Friday, February 7, 2020

Administration 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”

Opt Out Letters

As of Jan. 1, 2020, the California Civil Code Section 5220 states that a shareholder may request that the Mutual provide him or her with a copy of the shareholder list. The shareholder list may include the name, property address, mailing address and, as of Jan. 1, 2020, the e-mail address of each shareholder. 

Only a shareholder of the mutual may submit his/her request for the shareholder list. The requestor is required to state the purpose for his/her request and it must be reasonably related to his/her interest as a shareholder. The Mutual Board may deny the request if the Mutual Board believes that the list will be used for other purposes, through a due process review. 

As a shareholder, you can “opt out” and decide that none of your information be released. Opting out will not remove any shareholder from receiving mail from GRF, the Mutual Board of Directors or the Mutual Administration Office. If no action is taken on the shareholder’s part, by default, that shareholder’s name, property address, mailing address and e-mail address will be included in the shareholder list. Note, that any shareholder’s “opt out” will remain in effect until further written notice from the shareholder.

Policy 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use

Per the action of the GRF Board on January 28, 2020, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of Final Approval of Adoption of 70-1406-1, Limitations on Use.

70-1406-1, Limitations on Use

Limitations have been placed on certain Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Trust facilities. The Recreation Department (RD) is authorized to verify the status of any user and may enlist the Security Department (SD) and/or other agencies to enforce this policy.


1.1. Car wash;

1.2. Exercise room (Policy 70-1466-1);

1.3. Golf course (Policy 70-1429.01-1 & 70-1429.02-1);

1.4. Lapidary room;

1.5. Swimming pool (Policy 70-1468-1); 

1.6. Woodshops;

1.7. Multi-use Court;

1.8. Bocce Ball Court.

All other Trust facilities are provided for the use of GRF Members in good standing and their guests who are at least eighteen (18) years old except for private functions. Members must be present at all times when guests are using these facilities.

Caregivers may assist Members who use the facilities and remain with them, but they may not use the above facilities themselves.

Special events take precedence when approved by the RD.


2.1. Power equipment, such as the equipment used in the lapidary room, woodshop or exercise room, shall not be used except under the supervision of a RD approved attendant or supervisor;

2.2. Football, baseball, soccer, hockey, basketball and other contact sports may not be played on GRF Trust property due to the possibility of injury to Members and/or guests;

2.3. Risers may not be stacked upon one another for any activity in a clubhouse; and

2.4. Use of skateboards, razor-type scooters, roller skates, hoverboards, a Segway or roller blades is prohibited on all Trust property.


3.1. Will not be allowed for a four-week period prior to the GRF Arts and Crafts Festival;

3.2. The maximum number of tables allowed shall be approved by the RD;

3.3. All items for sale must be sold by GRF Members; and

3.4. Operations will be monitored by the RD to ensure that all rules are followed.


The following rules are to be posted in all clubhouses for the information and guidance of all concerned:

4.1. Clubhouse lobbies will be available for reservations with RD head approval. Lobby furniture may only be moved by custodial staff;

4.2. Dining and kitchen facilities shall be cleaned by the reserving member after being used. (Policy 70-1411-1);

4.3. Clubhouse One (1) and Clubhouse Two (2) Picnic Area shall be cleaned by the reserving member after being used, except for the BBQ;

4.4. BBQ’s will be cleaned by the custodians after it has cooled down;

4.5. The regulation of the thermostats shall only be controlled by the custodian on duty; 

4.6. Malfunctioning and/or damaged equipment shall be reported to the custodian or the RD;

4.7. Items shall not be hung on window coverings or partitions at any time;

4.8. Only blue low tack painters’ tape shall be used to attach items to the walls – no other type of adhesive is authorized. Push pins or tacks may be used to attach items to the soundproofing panels.  No push pins or tacks can be used on walls.  Any cost to repair will be charged to reserving party;

4.9. Items shall not be stored in any area of any Clubhouse without RD approval; 

4.10. Decibel sound levels inside clubhouses and outdoor entertainment areas should not exceed eighty (80) decibels and will be monitored by staff on duty;

4.11. Children under the age of eighteen (18) years shall remain under the constant visual supervision of an adult;

4.12. No Smoking (Policy 70-1412.02-1);

4.13. Only licensed Service or Emotional Support Animals, duly registered with Stock Transfer, are permitted in or on Trust property. (Policy 50-1023-1);

4.14. Power-driven mobility devices operated inside the clubhouses shall display an authorized handicap decal issued by the SD. The vehicle shall be operated at the lowest possible speed at all times within a clubhouse. Electric wheelchairs are exempted;

4.15. Any person, persons or activities which disturb an event shall be brought to the attention of the custodian or the SD;

4.16. All damages, repairs or unusual cleaning costs shall be the responsibility of the reserving Member;

4.17. Members shall notify the RD when a caterer will be used. (Policy 70-1431-1);

4.18. Candles shall only be used in Trust facilities without carpeting; 

4.19. GRF reserves the right to disallow the use of Trust property to any Member at any time; and

4.20. GRF and custodial staff meal and break periods must be adhered to without interruption (California Labor Laws).


Any club or organization using Trust property cannot make rules or regulations that conflict with the established rules and regulations of the GRF.

Neither the GRF, nor staff employed by the GRF, may become involved with enforcement of club or organization rules or regulations.


GRF Trust facilities shall be maintained and preserved for the social, cultural and recreational benefit of all GRF Members. Rules shall be reasonable, and yet not allow for exploitation of Members by individuals, groups, clubs or organizations.

Standard practices to be followed by clubs or organizations using GRF Trust facilities shall include the following:

6.1. The club or organization shall have a defined purpose. A current annual application, with bylaws attached, must be filed with the RD.

6.2. There shall be an annual business meeting, including election of at least three (3) officers, and financial accounting to Members of the club or organization of all funds.

6.3. The club or organization shall specify a regularly scheduled meeting time and place.

6.4. The RD shall be kept informed of any change of officers, By-laws or purpose of the club.

6.5. Although Members are allowed to invite guests, no club may advertise or publicize its activities so as to infer its membership or events are open to non-GRF Members.

6.6. Caregivers cannot belong to any club.

6.7. Should a complaint be lodged by a member of a club for any reason, the RD can require all pertinent detailed documentation needed to resolve the complaint: 

6.7.1. If a club refuses to comply with the request, they can have their use of Trust property suspended until they do;

6.7.2. If the complaint is found to be valid, the club will be given 30 days to remedy;

6.7.3. If the club fails to comply, the club’s status as a recognized club in LW may be terminated, and all further use of Trust property will cease;

6.7.4. The Club has the right to appeal the RDs’ decision to the Recreation Committee. Appeal must be in writing to the Recreation Committee Chair; and 

6.7.5. A final appeal to the GRF Board, must be requested in writing to either the Executive Director or GRF President.

6.8. GRF reserves the right to disallow the use of any Trust property to any club or organization at any time.


GRF Members in good standing that belong to an organization outside of the community may be permitted to reserve a clubhouse facility once each calendar year for an event by that organization if space is available. Members are responsible for the organizations’ activities and shall ensure that the organization follows all established rules relating to Trust property use.  In the event that more than one Member belongs to the same outside organization, that organization is still limited to one invitation per calendar year.

There will also be a non-refundable usage fee depending on the number of attendees.  See policy 70-1406-2.


Members are able to invite guests as long as the number of guests does not comprise a majority of the attendees.


9.1. The clubhouses will be open for the use of Members and guests accompanying them from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm.

9.2. Hours of operation for the Exercise Room. Golf Course, and Swimming Pool will be determined administratively;

9.3. The Exercise Room. Golf Course, and Swimming Pool will be limited to Members. Caregivers or guests are not permitted to use these areas;

9.4. The Exercise Room. Golf Course, and Swimming Pool will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day;

9.5. Any Trust facility may be closed at any time for maintenance;

9.6. No personal trainers are allowed in the Exercise Room;

9.7. The Amphitheater will be available for use by recognized clubs and organizations by reservation only. (Policy 70-1412.02-1);

9.8 The Golden Age Foundation can use the hospitality area in any Clubhouse, on any holiday, for the benefit of the Members;

9.9. Clubhouses One (1), Two (2), Four (4), Six (6), and building Five (5) will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Exceptions are at the discretion of the RD;

9.10. Any permanent operational time change(s) must be approved by the Recreation Committee.


Whenever it may become necessary to close down or limit the use of any Trust facility for a non-emergency reason, advance notice of up to one month is to be given to the RD, who, will give proper notification to all concerned.


11.1. Charges will be assessed for clubs and/or private parties using Trust facilities when the scheduled or actual use extends beyond the official hours, or when additional help or special accommodations are is required. The rate to be used is the lowest established billing rate currently in effect as determined and published by the Accounting Office. In the event of overtime, a minimum of one hour will be charged;

11.2. Parties requesting the use of meeting rooms will be required to pay all charges for damages, repairs or unusual cleaning costs.

11.3. See 70-1406-2, Limitation on Use, Fees.

POLICY 30-5025-3, GRF Election Procedures

Per the action of the GRF Board on January 28, 2020, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of Final Approval of Adoption of 30-5025-3, GRF Election Procedures.

30-5025-3, GRF Election Procedures

The following will be in effect for the election of directors to the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD):



The election of directors for odd-numbered Mutuals will occur during odd- numbered years and the election of directors for even-numbered Mutuals will occur during even-numbered years. Each director shall serve a two-year term.

One (1) director will be elected from each Mutual except for Mutuals One (1) and two (2) where there will be two (2) Directors.


Upon the occurrence of a vacancy on the BOD representing an odd- or even- numbered Mutuals, the process for a special election will begin within ten (10) days after the Secretary of the Board is notified of the vacancy.



Members may vote only by using the mail-in secret ballot. Members may cast one (1) vote, except on the ballots of Mutuals One (1) and Two (2), members may cast two (2) votes, but they may not be cast cumulatively. Members may obtain replacement ballots by contacting the Inspector of Elections.


Pursuant to the Bylaws, cumulative voting is not permitted.


To the extent permitted by law, in the event the number of candidates at the close of nominations is the same as the number of open positions on the Board, those candidates shall be automatically elected, by acclamation, without further action, and the results shall be announced as required by these Rules and applicable law.



All candidates must be members of GRF at the time of nomination.

3.1.1. Only members who meet the following criteria are qualified to be elected to the BOD: Candidates and Directors may not have been convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from purchasing fidelity bond coverage or terminate GRF’s existing coverage. Candidates and Directors must be current in the payment of carrying charges.  Note, this does not include non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines, fines renamed as assessments, costs levied by a third party, or if the member has (1) paid under protest per Civil Code Section 5658; (2) has entered into and is current in a payment plan (defined as a signed written agreement between the Board and the Owner) per Section 5665, and is current and in compliance will all terms thereof; or (3) if the member has not been provided the opportunity to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”).

All members of GRF have the right to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”) and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), pursuant to the Civil Code. A member may contact the Board, in writing, to initiate IDR/ADR. Note, if IDR/ADR is not scheduled and completed prior to the nomination deadline, candidates may be disqualified for non-payment of carrying charges. Candidates must have been a member of GRF for at least one (1) year.

3.1.2. In addition to the foregoing qualifications, any member who is (a) an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation at Seal Beach Leisure World; (b) a member of any City Council; (c) a member of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange, California; (d) a member of the Planning Commission  for the City of Seal Beach, California,  or the County of Orange, California; (e) an elected official of any city, county, governmental body or political subdivision thereof; (f) an individual, a member of any entity or partnership, or an officer or director of any other corporation engaged in supplying material, services or labor to the Golden Rain Foundation, is strongly discouraged from running for the BOD, as such action creates a substantial time commitment and causes a potential conflict of interest. Further, such action may expose any individual member and/or the Board to unnecessary liability, including, but not limited to, breaching fiduciary duties. 

The Corporate Secretary is authorized to determine the qualifications of a Director, pursuant to the terms of all GRF Governing Documents and applicable State laws.


Candidates shall turn in the following materials prior to the deadline set by the GRF.

3.2.1. Application for Candidacy as a GRF Director

3.2.2. Signed Candidate Eligibility Disclaimer (set forth below)

3.2.3. Signed Candidate Statement (set forth below)

At the time of turning in candidate materials, candidates must present current GRF identification card. Candidates will receive a receipt for their application.


Refer to GRF By-laws, Article Six, Section 1. Candidates shall complete an Eligibility Disclaimer to set forth that they are qualified to serve on the GRF Board of Directors.


Prior to the deadline established by the GRF, each candidate shall submit a Statement containing up to 300 words (no less than 12-point type, single sided). The statement shall be mailed with the ballot.

3.4.1. The statement shall contain the candidate’s background, qualifications and platform, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content.


As prescribed by law, at least thirty (30) days before the close of nominations, GRF will provide individual notice of the election and the procedure for nominating candidates.

Additionally, the GRF shall place a notice in the Community newspaper not less than ninety (90) days prior to the election counting meeting that any member may place his or her name into nomination for the director position representing the Mutual in which they reside. The notice shall be published in the Community newspaper every week thereafter until the closure of the nominating period.


Members who wish to nominate themselves as a candidate for election to the BOD must do so in writing to the Stock Transfer Office prior to the closing of the application deadline. 

3.6.1. All candidates shall be provided candidate instructions upon submitting their name for nomination.

3.7. A Mutual BOD may appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of recommending a candidate for the election. Any candidates who are recommended by their Mutual BOD or nominating committee will be given candidate instructions by the Stock Transfer Office.

3.8. Nominations from the floor or write-ins.

3.8.1. Nominations from the floor and write-ins are prohibited.

3.9. Campaign Cycle

3.9.1 The campaign cycle shall begin in February and end with the closing of the polls.

3.10. Equal Access to GRF Media

3.10.1. Candidates advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election shall be provided a one-time access to the GRF’s website (LWSB website) during the campaign cycle as follows: Submissions shall be posted on the election bulletin board  on the LWSB website during the campaign cycle. Submissions shall be limited to 300 words and shall not contain disparaging or defamatory content. One submission shall be accepted from each candidate for posting on the LWSB website.

3.10.2. Candidates advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election may purchase, subject to space availability and advertising guidelines established by the News Office, a maximum of a half-page of space in an edition of the Community newspaper at regular advertising rates during the campaign cycle. No other access to the Community newspaper will be granted.

3.10.3. Equal access to clubhouse meeting spaces shall be provided at no cost to all candidates, including those who are not incumbents, and to all members advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election. The clubhouses are subject to availability by reservation only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

3.10.4. In the event that incumbent directors makes any statements or take any actions, solely in the context of those directors’ performance of their duties as directors, any and all such statements or actions shall not constitute provision by the GRF of access to its media for campaign purposes.

3.10.5. In the event that  GRF’s media reports any candidates’ statements or actions that are reasonably unrelated to the election, the reporting of such shall not constitute provision by GRF to its media for campaign purposes.

3.10.6. In accordance with Civil Code 5135, no GRF funds shall be used for campaign purposes, except to the extent necessary for the GRF to comply with the duties imposed upon it by law.

3.10.7. Provision of Mailing Labels Candidates are entitled to purchase labels for the addresses in their Mutual at a flat rate of $10 per request, plus $0.25 per sheet cost which is to be paid at the time the labels are ordered. Labels can be ordered by completing an “Access to Documents” form in the Accounting Department.

3.10.8. Non-Responsibility for Statements and Actions

Neither GRF or its officers, directors or employees shall be responsible for any claims, damages, injuries, judgments, orders or settlements, including attorney’s fees, arising from a candidate’s statement or actions made in connection with an election.


The GRF BOD will convene a special meeting one week prior to the Annual Meeting for the purpose of the Inspector of Election counting secret ballots. All members are welcome to attend the special meeting.

In the case of a special election, the GRF BOD will convene a special meeting approximately thirty (30) days after the ballots are mailed for the purpose of the Inspector of Election counting ballots. All members are welcome to attend the special meeting.


5.1. The Executive Committee shall review the election materials and the election process and recommend approval to the GRF BOD.

5.2. GRF shall contract with an independent third-party vendor to perform all election services as Inspector(s) of Election. The vendor will be directed to conduct the election and be accountable for the conduct of the election in accordance with this policy, all applicable codes, GRF By-Laws, and state laws.

5.3. During its meeting in February, the Executive Committee of the GRF BOD will recommend that the Board appoint the election services company as its Inspector(s) of Election.

5.4. During its meeting in February, the BOD will appoint the election services company as its Inspector of Election.


6.1 Notice of Election

At least thirty (30) days before the ballots are distributed, GRF will provide general notice of (1) the date and time by which, and address where, ballots are to be returned; (2) the date, time and location of the meeting to tabulate the ballots; and (3) the list of all candidates’ names that will appear on the ballot.

6.2 Verification of Election Material

GRF shall permit members to verify the accuracy of their individual information on the Election Material at least thirty (30) days before the ballots are distributed. GRF or any member shall report any errors or omissions for either list to the inspector(s) of election who shall make the corrections within two (2) business days.

“Election Material” means the following documents: returned ballots, signed voter envelopes, Candidate Registration List and the Voter List. The Candidate Registration List means the list of qualified candidates existing as of the close of nominations. The Voter List may include: the name, voting power and either the physical address of the member’s separate interest or the parcel number, or both; and the mailing address of the member (if different from the physical address or if the parcel number is used).

6.3. Ballot Packet

The ballot packet will consist only of a mail-in secret ballot, voting instructions, any candidate statements/resumes, a copy of the election rules, two return envelopes, and mailing instructions for the election. The ballot packet will be mailed no less than thirty (30) days prior to the ballot counting meeting. Note, the election rules may be provided by individual delivery or by posting same on an internet site and providing the corresponding internet.

6.4. Secret Ballots Returned by Mail

6.4.1. The mail-in secret ballot is required to be mailed to the Inspector(s) of the Election for proper verification and validation and must be received before noon on the date established on the ballot.

6.4.2. The mail-in secret ballot is irrevocable once received by the Inspector(s) of the Election.

6.4.3. The denial of a ballot to a person with general power of attorney for a member is prohibited. (Civil Code Section 5105(g)(2).)  A ballot submitted for a member by an individual with general power of attorney is valid so long as it is submitted in a timely fashion.

6.4.4. The Inspectors of Election will open and process, in public view, the mail-in secret ballots on the day of the special meeting held for the purpose of counting ballots as outlined under Section 7. If a mail-in secret ballot is compromised or improperly sealed or addressed,  or has any identifying marks, it will be invalidated by the Inspector(s) of the Election.


7.1. Inspector(s) of the Elections shall perform the following:

7.1.1. Determine the number of shareholders entitled to vote and the voting power of each.

7.1.2. Establish a mailing address for mail-in ballots, and the contact phone number for members’ questions.

7.1.3. Prepare and mail to all members in the odd- or even-numbered Mutuals, no later than thirty (30) days prior to the election meeting, the notice letter, mail-in secret ballot, any candidate statements/resumes, voting instructions, the election rules, two envelopes, and mailing instructions for the GRF election, in a manner consistent with providing and ensuring that the member’s vote will be by “secret ballot.”

7.1.4. Receive mail-in secret ballots.

7.1.5. Open mail-in secret ballots at the special meeting for the purpose of counting ballots.

7.1.6. Count and tabulate all votes.

7.1.7. Determine the results of the election.

7.1.8. Certify, in writing, that the election was held in accordance with this policy and Section 5110 of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (the Act).

7.1.9. Consult with  GRF’s legal counsel, if necessary, to fulfill the Inspector(s)’ obligations under the law.


Any candidate or member of the GRF may witness the counting and tabulation of the votes. However, the Inspector(s) of Election may establish reasonable guidelines for candidates and members for the observing of the counting and tabulation of ballots, including guidelines on distance from which observers may stand.


9.1. The sealed ballots at all times shall be in the custody of the Inspector or Inspectors of election or at a location designated by the inspector or inspectors until after the tabulation of the vote, and until the time allowed by Section 5145 of the Civil Code (twelve months) for challenging the election has expired, at which time custody will be transferred to GRF.

9.2. After the transfer of the ballots to GRF, the ballots shall be stored by GRF in a secure place for no less than one year after the date of the election.70-2504-2, The Library, Fees

Per the action of the GRF Board on January 28, 2020, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of Final Approval of Adoption of 70-2504-2, The Library, Fees.

70-2504-2, The Library, Fees


At the time a library patron borrows materials from the library collection, the patron assumes the responsibility for the care and timely return of the materials.

1.1.1. Late books and audio $.25 per day with a maximum fine of $10.00.

1.1.2. Late media $.50 per day with a maximum fine of $10.00.

1.1.3. Late Launchpad $1.00 per day with a maximum fine of $15.00.

1.1.4. Late paperback $.25 per day with a maximum fine of $5.00.

1.1.5. Late magazines and DMV handbooks $.25 per day with a maximum fine of $3.00.


1.2.1. If materials are so damaged as to be judged by the library as being unsuitable for the collection, the patron must pay the current replacement cost. Patron will be allowed to have the damaged materials once payment has been received.

1.2.2. If material is lost, the patron must pay the current replacement cost. 

1.2.3. All fines and fees shall be collected at the library.


1.3.1. A photocopy machine is available to patrons who wish to copy materials at the rate of $.10 per page. 

1.3.2. Faxes sent within the USA at a rate of $1.00 per page. Faxes sent outside the USA at a rate of $3.00 per page. Faxes received at a rate of $.50 per page.

1.3.3. A printer is available to patrons who wish to print material at the rate of $.10 per page

70-1406-2, Limitations on Use, Fees

Per the action of the GRF Board on January 28, 2020, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of Final Approval of Adoption of 70-1406-2, Limitations on Use, Fees.

70-1406-2, Limitations on Use, Fees


A charge will be made for the outside organizations to use Trust property. All money must be paid at least ten (10) business days before the date of the event.

1.1. Under one hundred (100) people: $200.00 non-refundable fee. 

1.2. Up to two hundred (200) people: $400.00 non-refundable fee.

1.3. Up to three hundred (300) people: $500.00 non-refundable fee.

1.4. Up to four hundred (400) people: $600.00 non-refundable fee.

1.5. Up to five hundred (500) people: $800.00 non-refundable fee.

1.6. Over five hundred (500) people: $1,000.00 non-refundable fee

Policy 20-2806-2, Service Fees

Per the action of the GRF Board on January 28, 2020, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of Final Approval of Adoption of 20-2806-2, Service Fees.

20-2806-2, Service Fees


1.1. First 250 words (may include photo): free of charge;

1.2. Additional words:  Current Obituary Rate*;

1.3. Bordered, decorative obituaries, eulogies and photos: Current Classifieds Rate; 

1.4. A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the LW Weekly Classified section:

1.4.1. GRF Shareholder Rate: Current Classifieds Rate*;

1.4.2. Non-Shareholder Rate: Current Classifieds Rate*.


2.1. Service Note: Content is limited to the topic of service, date, place / address and name of the speaker. 

2.1.1. First Column inch (approximately 33 words): free of charge;

2.1.2. Additional column inches: $5 per column inch.

2.2. An article: One article per month per religious organization.

2.2.1. Up to 7 column inches (250 words) with or without photo: free of charge.

2.2.2. Additional column inches: $5 per column inch. 

*Contact LW Weekly Office for details.

Policy 70-1447-1, Use of Community Facilities, Mini-Farm – Rules

Per the action of the GRF Board on January 28, 2020, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of Final Approval of Adoption of 70-1447-1, Use of Community Facilities, Mini-Farm – Rules.

70-1447-1, Use of Community Facilities, Mini-Farm – Rules


The Recreation Department is responsible for the fair and equitable use of the Mini Farm area also known as the 1.8 acres. The Recreation Department will also be responsible to ensure that all of the conditions of these rules are followed.

1.1. The Mini Farm plots are for Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Members only. Only one plot shall be assigned per household.

1.2. Spaces shall be leased for a period of six years. Upon the completion of a six year lease, the lessee can go back on the waiting list. Effective January 1, 2020 all plot holders in excess of six years still have a remaining year.

1.3. Plots shall not be traded or given up to another GRF Member by the Lessee. If you choose to relinquish your space, you must notify the Recreation Department and your space will be reassigned to the next GRF Member on the waiting list.

1.4. Plots must be worked by the GRF Member only. Exception: In case of an injury or temporary illness, other arrangements may be made with the approval of the Recreation Department. 

1.5. GRF Members and their Guest may not enter or harvest fruits or vegetables in plots assigned to other GRF members without permission from that plot’s lessee. 

1.6. The pathway along the wall bordering Nassau Drive and all walkways must always be kept clear of gardening tools and plant materials from the plots.   

1.7. Storage containers must be the type approved by the Recreation Committee and the storage container and tools must be kept within the boundaries of the designated plot.

1.8. Neither trellises nor fences may exceed 7 feet in height to avoid shading a neighbor’s plot. Structures or decorations shall not conflict with community standards.

1.9. One faucet and hose are set up for up to four plots for watering. The plots that are assigned to that area have exclusive use of the water fixture when the plot is being worked.

1.10. Automatic sprinklers are forbidden. GRF Members must turn off water faucet or valve before leaving the plot. 

1.11. Crushed rock or gravel is not permitted inside the plots. Any existing crushed rock or gravel must be removed from the plot upon vacating.

1.12. No wood treated with wood preservative shall be used in any plot.  

1.13. All trees, miniature trees, shrubs or bush type fruit trees must be potted with a solid base underneath, and not exceed 7 feet tall. Existing trees or shrubs cannot extend over walkways or exceed 7 feet in height during any month of the year. Any existing tree shall be cut down when a lot is vacated before being assigned to a new GRF Member. No more than 10% of plot may be planted in flowers.    

1.14. The Recreation Department may order the forfeiture of a plot when any Mini Farmer does not maintain His/her plot as described in the rule. Failure to plant at least 60% of a plot for three (3) of the four seasons, spring, summer, fall and winter, shall be sufficient cause to forfeit the plot.

1.15. GRF Members shall park in designated parking spaces only.

1.16. Dumpsters are available for the disposal of green waste and regular trash. The removal of discarded items from the dumpster will not be permitted at any time.        

1.17. Plots must be cleared of all vegetation and weeds before vacating plot.  Failure to clean plot will result in loss of future privileges. 


7:00 a.m. to dusk seven (7) days a week.


3.1. To prevent the breeding of flies, harboring of rats, or air contamination, all decaying compost or newly delivered fertilizer shall be properly cared for by effectively sealing in plastic bags, or by turning it under in the plot within 48 hours.

3.2. Remove all garden trash from the plot daily in the provided green waste bins.

3.3. Keep all plots, including the area to the center of the adjacent pathways, free from all grass and weeds through the year, whether or not the garden is planted or fallow.

3.4. Use care and caution while watering in order to keep from flooding neighboring plots and pathways.

3.5. Use care when spraying or dusting for bugs, snails, and other garden pests.  Members must make every effort to ensure there is no drifting of pesticides to adjoining plots.

3.6. Store only the garden material necessary to supporting, staking or containing the plantings, neatly within the perimeter of one’s assigned garden plot. No plants or vines shall be allowed to grow past a fence or property line, over walkways or sidewalks. No exterior fence will be used as a trellis on which to grow plants or vines.


4.1. The Recreation Committee may order the forfeiture of any plot when the GRF Member fails to comply with this set of rules.



Make appointments now for tax program

The free income tax services provided by AARP Tax-Aide program volunteers and sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation are preparing and e-filing tax returns for full-year California residents.  This tax service is provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in Clubhouse 6. Appointments are required. 

Call (562) 596-1987 and leave your name and telephone number.  A volunteer will call back to schedule an appointment.  The Intake/Interview sheet required for every appointment can be picked up at the Leisure World Library and should be filled out prior to the appointment.  

Note that individuals with rental property or a net loss from self-employment are out of scope for this program. 


Orientation sessions are today

The Golden Rain Transportation Department will conduct informational meetings on using the Minibus service from 10-11:30 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. today, Feb. 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. 

The sessions are for shareholders who want to learn about Minibus system routes and timetables and other transportation options available in Leisure World. 

“Learn the Route,” previewing the “B” route, will follow the 10 a.m. session. The ride-along is limited to the first 17 participants and takes one hour. 

Bus service orientations are held on the first Thursday of every month. 

For more information, call Fleet Manager Grant Winford at 431-6586, ext. 372.


Speaker will address reasons for reparations

Senior Patriots for Peace is excited to hear the Rev. William Summerville speak at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Summerville will inform members on how the USA can be a better place to live for all residents. He is a dynamic community advocate, pastor and a doctoral student. He holds a Master’s of Divinity degree and is pursuing his doctoral degree in religion and society. In addition to leading his congregation at Kingdom Come Community Church in Gardena, the Rev. Summerville serves as a chaplain mainly in the areas of trauma and hospice.

“Reparations,” the idea that compensation should be given to the descendants of slaves will be his topic. He will explain reparations and offer concrete ideas for a comprehensive reparations platform. Rev. Summerville will provide policy suggestions that assist in healing systemic racism and expose the negative effects that white supremacy has on all people. “If there is no financial restitution to be offered, then our society remains in a racist holding pattern that cuts off any possibility to disable white supremacy.” He said in Orange County, hate crimes have steadily risen over the past three years, according to the OC Human Relations nonprofit. Summerville, an Aliso Viejo resident, will talk about fearing for his life when he gets pulled over by the police.

 As of 2018, 2.1 percent of people in Orange County are black according to the Census population estimate. “The goal of reparations is to get rid of the practice of white supremacy that has turned into racism and has now joined with corporatism,” Summerville said. “We fix racism, we fix America.”  

According to Summerville, reparations should go beyond the financial compensation of the estimated $97 trillion of unpaid labor, but also extend into housing, education and social sectors. Summerville calls for a more comprehensive reparation process. He suggests multi-tier reparations process aimed at changing the educational, legal, housing and public policy systems on behalf of descendants of slaves, going beyond the “40 acres and a mule,” the model of reparation


Speakers announced for February

The Sunshine Club will meet tomorrow, Feb. 7, at  10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, to  discuss  donating a second bus bench to the community from funds raised from bus trips the club sponsored and an outing for devoted club members.

In February the club will have three speakers, Andie Squires, California Telephone Access Program, on Feb. 14;  Dr. Matthew Johnson, OC Wellness Physician, on Feb. 21; and Dr. Kim Ngan, Ralph’s pharmacist, on Feb. 28.

The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced in detail prior to the meeting in LW Weekly.

 The Sunshine Club in its ninth year, is designed to help all people to get along in the community and for neighbors to have better communication, while getting the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information. The club uses LW Weekly as a textbook to go over LW news, general columns, etc.

The Sunshine 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. They are invited solely to provide information. Any interaction with the business outside of the meeting is “on-your-own.” 

The club encourages shareholders to arrive 10-15 minutes early to get a seat and enjoy refreshments before the meeting. 

The club promotes saving the earth by asking participants to bring a mug whenever possible.

The Sunshine Club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, except the first Friday in Room 9, from 10 a.m.-noon. All shareholders are welcome to attend; no membership required. For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Schmooze CLub

Preminger is guest comedian Feb. 11

Come laugh with Mike Preminger at the Schmooze Club meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Refreshments and “schmoozing” (socializing) begin at 10 a.m. The hour-long program, “Come Laugh with Mike” will begin at 10:30. 

Mike has been a Schmooze Club guest many times over the past few years, and members look forward to his visits. Many Americans remember his appearances on late night TV talk shows like Jay Leno and his comedy performances in the Catskills. He is also a comedy writer. 

Today, Mike donates his time making people laugh in senior homes to cheer the residents and always leaves the Schmooze Club members and guests uplifted, more relaxed, laughing and smiling. Mike loves to schmooze with the audience; and doing so, has become a friend as well.

There is no cost to attend, donations are gratefully accepted. As always, there are “no dues to schmooze.” Our purpose is to help leave you feeling better when you leave than when entered. All Leisure Worlders and guests are welcome to  enjoy Mike Preminger with the Schmooze Club and to make new friends. Rabbi Shmuel Marcus, who first introduced Mike’s comedic talents to the club, will also be there.

Call Darlene Rose (562) 347-8088 with names of guests for Main Gate entry.


Auxiliary is gearing up for its annual fashion show

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327 is gearing up for its annual fashion show luncheon on Saturday, March 28.  A fun- filled afternoon has been planned with Soft Surroundings showing its fashions. 

There will be several drawings for prizes such as tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific, The Dinner Detective and Knott’s Berry Farm and Massage Envy gift cards  and many more to be announced. 

Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight.  They are available by calling Eloise Knoll at (562) 533-0773 or Cathy Boufford at (562) 598-9361.  

Come together as a community and help raise funds for Golden West College nursing scholarships for veterans, some of whom have returned from overseas like Afghanistan and Iraq.  

This is the Auxiliary’s  largest fund raiser this year. In order to continue providing support to veterans the auxiliary must raise the necessary funds. 

To make a door prize donation, contact La Brenda Carson at (424) 263-0514. 


Car club will visit Chip Foose Design

On Tuesday Feb. 4 , the Silver Fox Car club will go to Chip Foose Design in Huntington Beach to tour the shop.

Chip Foose is well known for his “Overhaulin” Television show.

There is no charge for the tour, but participants must be there no later than noon to get in.

The club will leave from the Clubhouse 3 parking lot at 11:15  a.m. Non-members are welcome.

The club’s regular meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. in  Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

Other upcoming events are the car show in San Clemente on  Feb. 22 and the Garden Grove car show on March 20.

All events are free and open to all car enthusiasts.

Visit the club’s Facebook page for more information.


Veterans will flip pancakes on Feb. 22 in  CH2

American Legion Post 327 is selling tickets for the first of two pancake breakfasts on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8-10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

Tickets are $5 per person.  Purchase tickets from any Post member or at the door.  

The menu will be pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee or biscuits and gravy, sausage, orange juice and coffee. All the food is donated by Fantastic Cafe on Westminster Boulevard, just past Bolsa Chica Road. Fantastic Cafe  has been the Post’s benefactor for several years.  

The Navy Sea Bees will help out for community service hours. They love pouring the bottomless coffee.  Bring a friend or neighbor along and have an enjoyable meal together.

On Sunday afternoons don’t forget to come play bingo from 1-4. The buy in is $3 and light refreshments are served. Funds raised go to support local veterans. Thank you to everyone in Leisure who continues to support veteran activities.


Katsenelson poem will be recited

The Yiddish Club of Leisure World will meet tonight, Feb. 6, at 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

The topic of the meeting will be “The Life and Creation of the Famous Yiddish Writer Isaac Katsenelson.”

After new words and proverbs in Yiddish are introduced, President Ykob Basner will recite excerpts from Katsenelson’s famous poem, “Song of the Slaughtered Jewish People,” which roused wide attention, when it was found after the end of World War II, translated and published in several languages.

Refreshments will be served after the program.

Bus departs LW for Pauma

The bus to Pauma will return to Leisure World on Wednesday, Feb. 12. 

Pick up is at Clubhouse 4 at 7:30 a.m. with a stop at the Amphitheater bus stop at 7:45 a.m.


Valentine’s Day celebrated at tea

The American-Latino Club will have its first meeting of 2020 at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 7, in Clubhouse 4. Members will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a tea party that includes ham and American cheese sandwiches, Ambrosia salad, heart cookies and candies.

Members and non-members pay $5. Dress in fancy outfits and a hat to participate in the fashion parade. Awards will be presented for the most elegant, casual and ordinary.

Paws, Claws and Beaks

Phil Mandeville with his dog Paula will be joined by Eloy Gomez, GRF emergency/safety coordinator, at the Paws, Claws and Beaks meeting on Feb. 19 at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Mandeville and Gomez will provide information on how to handle the distress of pets during a disaster or emergency situation. CERT material will be provided.


Members gear up for primary

Orange County’s official voter information guides as well as vote by mail ballots are now on the way,  or have already been delivered, to 6,250 registered voters in Leisure World. In addition, the SBLW Democratic Club has sent letters to all of LW’s Democratic and No Preferred Party registered voters. These letters were designed to help further clarify changes relating to the upcoming election as well as to list the club’s endorsed candidates.

The club’s board has recently raised a new concern about the confusion surrounding a March 3 Primary Ballot bond initiative which the club supports. Lawmakers, Democrat and Republican, overwhelmingly voted to put this measure, titled Proposition 13, the School and College Facilities Bond, on the ballot. They have stressed California’s urgent need to modernize its facilities. This Primary ballot issue has nothing to do with the landmark measure of the same number 13 passed four decades ago. 

Unfortunately, this Primary Ballot bond issue is often being confused with the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020, also known as the “split-roll” measure, which is still gathering signatures to qualify for the General Election 2020 ballot. If approved by voters next November, this measure would hike taxes on factories, stores and other commercial and industrial real estate by requiring owners pay property tax based on current market value rather than the value of the property when it was purchased. 

The Democratic Club has spent time stressing the importance of voting in the March 3 Primary. As an example, members point out that 160 more votes from Leisure World residents in the 2018 Primary could have resulted in a different outcome in that year’s ensuing General Election 72nd Congressional District race.


The California Democratic Party has opened a campaign office in Huntington Beach. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact Club President Mary Tromp at (562) 412-0898.


Any registered Democrat can run to be a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. March 3 is the deadline for filing for the April 19 caucus when a delegate from the 72nd AD will be selected. For more information, call (562) 296-8521 or go to the club’s website (address below).


Plans are underway for hosting a LW Town Hall in September, when all voters, regardless of party, will be invited to come hear from Congressman  Harley Rouda.


Readers should email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or go to the newly updated website sblwdems.wordpress.com to learn more about the Democratic Club. 

A calendar of club and related events is included on the website. All LW Democrats and their supporters are invited to participate in the club’s activities.


Assembly candidate Janet Nguyen visits LW Feb. 19

Former county supervisor and state senator and current Assembly candidate Janet Nguyen will address the LW Republican Club at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

Nguyen, a Republican, is challenging Republican Assemblyman Tyler Diep who represents LW in the 72nd Assembly District, strongly attacking his vote for AB5, a law which will require most independent contractors to become regular employees.  Previously, workers could be considered independent contractors if they set their own hours and were not told how to do their job. AB5 requires that workers cannot be considered independent contractors if they work in the same type of business as the company they work for. Many small business owners and charitable organizations complain that the bill will kill jobs and hurt business.

Assemblyman Diep’s office responded that he voted for the bill so that he could work with the Democrats to amend the bill to exempt several types of small businesses, including hair stylists and manicurists, occupations that are heavily represented in his district. He was the only Republican in the Assembly to vote for the bill. The OC Republican Central Committee, at its last meeting, dropped its endorsement of Assemblyman Diep.  

As a state senator, Nguyen represented the 34th district, encompassing parts of Long Beach and Orange County, including LW.  She was the first Vietnamese-American state senator in the United States and the country’s first Vietnamese-American woman state legislator.

Prior to being elected to the state senate, Nguyen was an Orange County supervisor, representing the First District. At the age of 30, she was the youngest person to be elected to the board of supervisors, the first woman to be elected from the First District, and the first Vietnamese-American county supervisor in the United States.

She won her supervisor seat following a historic special election where two Vietnamese-American candidates received half of the total votes cast in a field of 10, separated from each other by only seven votes. She was sworn in on March 27, 2007, after a lengthy court battle. She won a full, four-year term in 2008 in another historic election when all three major candidates were Vietnamese-Americans. She was reelected to a third term in 2012. In a major upset, she was narrowly defeated by former Assemblyman Tom Umberg in the 2018 elections.

LW Republicans will continue celebrating each Friday as “Red Hat Day” at the booth in front of Building 6, across the parking lot from the Administration Building. Republicans will continue to wear the famous USA red hats. 

In addition to registering voters, the GOP booth will accept ballots every day Monday -Friday.  All ballots received will be turned in to the OC Registrar of Voters the same day. For any voting questions, the number for the Registrar of Voters office is (714) 567-7600. The website is www.ocvote.com.

The fire station on North Gate Road will receive ballots starting on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Residents who have difficulties getting out of the house can call Dee Harmon at (714) 771-0273. Leave contact information if she does not answer.

The LW Republican Club meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Residents who have any questions about the club or how to volunteer can call David Harlow at 335-0779.

Community bingo is played Sunday

Community bingo, hosted by the American Legion, the Legion Auxiliary and the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW), is played on Sundays in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1 p.m. with the first call at 1:30 p.m.

Complimentary refreshments are served.

Council will meet on a new day

The Emergency Information Council (EIC) monthly meeting day has changed to the second Thursday of the month, starting Thursday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. in Building 5, Room B.

The Emergency Information Council is open to all members of Leisure World who would like to know more about being prepared in the event of a disaster.


Register now for February tours

The Long Beach City College Senior Studies will escort  a tour, Slice of Orange County with Curtis Tucker, on Feb. 13,  and the Relics and Rarities tour on Feb.  27.

 The Slice of Orange County  tour will depart at 10 a.m. and costs $93 and includes lunch.  

The tour begins with lunch on Ruby’s Diner located at the site of the original Santa Fe depot built in 1888, followed by a docent-guided tour of the  Hilbert Museum. This is the nation’s only institution dedicated to the display of California scene painting and California representational art. The final stop will be “Old Town Orange.” 

The Relics and Rarities excursion will depart at 8 a.m. and cost $95 including lunch.

The excursion includes a guided tour of the Holyland home and museum dedicated to Antonia Futterer, an eclectic adventurer who some say was the inspiration for the character, Indiana Jones. A throwback lunch at the original Bob’s Big Boy is included. After lunch the group will be allowed to explore the vast collection of artifacts and memorabilia at the Valley Relics Museum.

Both tours depart from LBCC Foundation Building O-2, 4900 Conant St., Long Beach, off of Clark Avenue. Parking is located  behind the O-2 building. Parking permits, $2 per day or $5 for the semester, are available at the center. There are also permit machines in the parking lots.

Contact Theresa Brunella, (562) 938-3047, for reservations and more information, or visit the  website, lbcc.edu/lifetime-learning-center.

LWer seeks yarn, donations to knit for the homeless

For the past six years, Kay Matthews, Mutual 2, has knitted 100-plus caps and scarves for the homeless in the Long Beach area.  Kay needs yarn or cash donations to help with her ongoing charitable work.  Kay knits for Hearts and Hands United in Giving (HHUG), a non-profit organization, which includes several other Leisure World members.  

Kay can be reached and (562) 598-1079.



Shambaugh, Dorothy Jean


Dorothy Jean (Morgan) Shambaugh passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 23, 2020, in Seal Beach, California, at the age of 87. 

Dorothy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Fred Shambaugh; children, Gary and Cathy Musgrave of La Habra, Susan Musgrave of Seal Beach, Fred and Kyra Shambaugh of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Jeff and Margie Wright of Tustin; siblings, Richard Morgan, Helen Minor, Charles “Chuck” Morgan, Robert Morgan, Betty Satterfield, Larry Morgan, and Harold Morgan; grandchildren, Timothy and Katherine Wright of Searcy, Arkansas, Nathanael Wright, and Grace, Elizabeth, Reid, and Reagan Shambaugh. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mae Morgan and by her brother, Jerry Morgan.  

Dorothy was born on Nov. 14, 1932, in Farmington, West Virginia, to Frank and Rosetta “Mae” (Bland) Morgan. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1950. Upon graduation, she began working as a bookkeeper at Fairmont American Laundry in Fairmont, West Virginia. 

She married Sherwood Musgrave on July 3, 1954. After moving to Inglewood, California, Sherwood and Dorothy welcomed two children, Gary Musgrave in 1956 and Susan Musgrave in 1962. During this time Sherwood and Dorothy owned and operated John’s Laundry in Inglewood for 13 years. 

After selling their business, Dorothy worked for Western Auto. 

After Sherwood’s death on Jan. 20, 1967, Dorothy met Fred Shambaugh at the Alhambra Church of Christ in Alhambra, California. They married on Nov. 14, 1967. 

Fred and Dorothy owned and operated VIP Catering from 1968-1976. After relocating to Huntington Beach, California, the couple owned and operated a restaurant, Bun n Burger, in Fountain Valley, California, from 1983 -1985. Dorothy then worked as a cafeteria manager at Edison High School and Huntington Beach High School from 1985 until her retirement in June of 1995. During this time, the couple welcomed two children, Fred Jr. in 1970 and Margie Shambaugh in 1973.

Dorothy enjoyed quilting in her later years and enjoyed collecting rocks, blue glass, jugs, thimbles and bells. She had a passion for taking pictures, always at the ready with her disposable cameras. She also volunteered as team mom for several seasons, as a Girl Scout leader, and ran the snack bar for years at Camp Tanda’s summer kids camp. In addition, she sewed and stuffed Christmas stockings annually for the City of Children in Ensenada, Mexico. She was an active and dedicated member of the Alhambra, Costa Mesa, Newland Street, and Studebaker Road Churches of Christ and often volunteered for Bible class teaching, youth group events and enjoyed planning church events, such as family emphasis days.

A memorial service  is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Studebaker Road Church of Christ in Long Beach. (3433 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA, 90808) All are welcome to attend. 

The family would like to thank Graceland Hospice, Senior Helpers and their church families for their support and care.

—paid obituary


Glenn, Wilma


Wilma Glenn, formerly of Mutual 11, passed away on Nov. 22, 2019, in Michigan with her family. 

She will be missed by her son, Donald, daughter, Shelly, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Bill Lesher, Mutual 7; a cousin, Gladys and Bob Taylor; and a  little girl, Jackie Trzaskas, who called  her “Ma.”

Wilma was very active  in the Women’s Bowling Association for over  60 years. She bowled  in the Leisure World league for many years. 

She wanted all her neighbors to  know  how much she missed them. 

She was living in Michigan, but her heart was in California.


In Memoriam 

Blair Hillman 39

Mathew Dastis  78

Norman Willis  82

Sidney Weatherspoon  85

Lucila Raygoza-Rodriguez  60

Robert Hatch  92

Christopher McNeal  52

Marina Antillon  25

Kenneth P. Paulsen  68

Judith Hodge  72

Nhan Le  74

Milo Leonard  67

George Jameson  91

Jacqueline Petterson  75

Milton Hall  87

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary

page 9, Sports and Games

Pool league

Silva elected as league president

After a dinner of pizza, salad and cake, the fall Pool League ended the season with a sweepstakes event where every team played every other team in one game of eight ball and one game of nine ball.

 The Hot Shots players Allen Bourhenne and Rich Ryals came out on top, winning eight of their 12 games. Close behind were the Hot Mess Express with Bill Clawson, Roy Middlestead and Connie Adkins with seven wins. The Favorites with Dave Silva, Dave Makionder and Sandy Bird also scored seven wins.

At the annual club election Dave Silva was elected president, and Steve Edrich was elected vice president.

Pool League members noted that one doubles tournament a month wasn’t enough to keep members active in the game. The Pool League will begin having a doubles tournament on the first and third Monday of each month. Games start at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Names will be drawn for partners, entry fee will be $3.

Fall league play begins Aug. 24.

—Dave LaCascia

Ladies golf club

Kim and Choi tie for first in C flight

Forty-eight members of the Ladies Golf Club played on Jan. 21 for low gross, low net and birdies.

Seven golfers hit a total of 11 birdies during Tuesdays weekly tournament.

A flight – Low gross, Devora Kim, 26; low net, Helen Yoon, 26; Birdies/hole, Devora Kim, No. 3, 7 and 8. Helen Yoon, No. 7 and 8. Susie Kim, No. 3. Bert Thompson, No. 7.

B flight – Low gross, tie between Joann Lim and Young Yoon, 31; low net, Dana McElrath, 25. Birdies/hole, Joann Lim, No. 2, 9. Mary Ann Moore, No. 3.

C flight – Low gross, tie between Chang Hee Kim and Jee Choi, 34; low net, Patti Smith, 25. Birdie/hole, Dale Quinn, No. 3.

D flight – Low gross, Mary Lancaster, 34; low net, Kim Delias, 25.

—Dale Quinn


Norihiro leads game in A Flight

The Men’s Monday Golf League played on Jan. 13 at the Willowick Golf Club in Santa Ana. Six men challenged the 6,100-yard, par 71 course which has flat fairways and elevated, challenging greens. Its length makes fairway drives demanding with a need to be long.

All scores are net.

A Flight — First place, Fujio Norihiro, three under 68; second, Gary Stivers, 1 under 70; third, Sam Choi, 74; fourth, Larry Hillhouse, 78. Two birdies were carded by Sam, and he was closest to the pin on the 150-yard par three No. 12 hole, he had the fewest putts, 27.

B Flight — First place, Bob Munn, two under 69 plus fewest putts with 31; second, Lowell Goltra, 75.

Friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and attend games.

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

 The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview and Willowick in Santa Ana. LW Men’s Club membership is not required.

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 in each flight. Holes-in-one, are generously rewarded.

If interested, contact Bill McKusky at (562) 430-8618 or Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

—Dave LaCascia

Men’s Golf Club 

Broadbent, Ro and Wiliamson win flights

The second Men’s Golf Club tournament of the year was held on Jan. 22. Thirty-six golfers gathered and challenged the local course in three flights over 18 holes. It was a damp morning that got nicer after the sun came out around 9 a.m. The round was very competitive with many scores under par. There were 11 circle hole winners.

A flight has golfers with handicaps of 0–6, B flight 7–12 and C flight 13-18. All scores are net.

A flight — First place, tie between Steven Ro and Bob Turner, two under 52; second, tie between Bob Barnum and Jae Lee, even par 54; third, John Kolthoff, 55; tie for fourth, Steve Walker and Bob Turner, 56; fifth, Dong Kim, 57.

B flight — First place, Dale Williamson, 6 under 48; second, Kyoung Kim, 4 under 50; third, Young Lee, 1 under 53; fourth, Young Jeun, even par 54; fifth, Ron Jackson, 55; tie for sixth, Jerry Hore and Ben Benjamins, 56.

C flight — First place, Lee Broadbent, 60; second, Suk Im, 62; third, Bob Marselles, 63.

Closest to the pin on hole eight was Ben Benjamins and Bill Lyons on the No. 17 hole.

There will be two Men’s Club tournaments each month, one on the usual second Wednesday and another on the fourth Wednesday. The next Men’s tournament will be Feb. 12.

To join the Men’s Golf League contact Marv Jones or Dave LaCascia by visiting the Golf Starter Shop. New Men’s Golf League members must join the Men’s Club by playing three 18-hole rounds on the local course in order to get a valid handicap. Two rounds must be played with a current club member and one round with the Qualifying Committee Chairman Ryan Hong if available. Scorecards are then left with the starter. This qualifies the individual to play in the Men’s and Guys and Gals Tournaments played each month throughout the year.

—David LaCascia

page 10, sports and games

Cards and Games Scoreboard

LW Pinochle Club winners

Jan. 23 — Diana Lambert, 11,010; Howard Bleakley, 10,820; Grace Finnegan, 10,730; Irene Perkins, 10,570. 

Jan. 25 — Bert Sellers, 12,950; Gail Colden, 12,020; Julia Troise, 11,320; Bev Adams, 10,860; Nancy Wheeler, 10,860.

Jan. 27 — Marilyn Allred, 12,030; Bert Sellers, 11,360; Dolores Cook, 10,970; Joe Capra, 10,690.

Jan. 30 — Maureen Marsh, 13,000; Marilyn Allred, 12,370; Grace Buster, 12,150; Tami Reupert, 11,250.

The club meets from noon-4 p.m. every Monday in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at (562)240-5416. 

 —Bert Sellers


Monday Bridge Club

 Jan. 27: First place, Sheila Hanley; second place, Paul Chang; third place, Sue Yokomi. 

Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Marion Standish at (562) 493-1236.

—Marion Standish


LW Bunco Club 

Jan. 27 – Most buncos, Suzanne Frankm Peg Szumita and Marianne Matheis; most wins, Diane Seeger; most babies, Michie Kimura; most losses, Joyce Ingram; door prize winner, Marilyn Moody.

The Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. All Leisure World residents and their guests are invited.

This is a dice game that can be learned to play in minutes. For more information, call Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346.

—Mike Levitt


Bruning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club

Jan. 25 — Club Championship N/S: Joan Tschirki-Linda Nye; Bud Parish-Sheron Beran. E/W: Ellen Kice-Al Appel; Ted Cooper-Sue Boswell. 

Jan. 24: N/S: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Joan Tschirki-Joan Wieber; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Joyce Basch-Nancy Lichter; Linda Nye-Mike Nielsen. E/W: Judy Jones-Al Appel; Kar-Yee Nelson – Sue Boswell; Sue Fardette-Marilyn McClintock; Ellen Kice-Russ Gray; Jeanette Estill-Eileen Kotecki. 

The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join the club and play, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next Club Championship is Friday, Feb. 21.

–Fred Reker


Saturday Social Bunco Club

Jan. 25 — Most buncos, Jan Riner and Pam Kelly; most wins, Darlene Brideau; most babies, Nancy Brown; most losses, Sue McBride; door prize winner, Jean Hayes.

The club’s next meeting will be Feb. 8 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups begin a noon. Due to the demand for tables, a 11:30 a.m. arrival is advised. Play begins at 1 p.m. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

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


Wood leads with a 555 series

Pindiculous had a eight game and continued their winning ways by sweeping Charlie’s Angels. Gary Wood led the way with a 555 series, while teammates Sue Holbrook added a 156 and Joyce Ingram a 159.

 Very Striking lost the first game to Strikingly Different, but came back to win three. Dave Silva opened with a 202 and had a 584 series and Connie Terry rolled the high game for the ladies with a 170. Tom Kaczmarek of Strikingly Different had the high series of the day with a 190, 205 and 222 for a 617 series.

—David Silva

Wendy Wu wins Poker Tournament

Wendy Wu was the winner of the Poker Tournament Club on Feb. 1. She has won the final table more than 10 times since she joined the club six years ago. She has lived in LW for six years. Her hobbies include poker, table tennis and singing. Jon Jones came in second place. 

Winners from third to sixth place were: Barry Brideau, Army Mangravito, Glenn Everson and Grace Butler. Harry Sera was the dealer.

Kathy Elliot won the high hand and Erica Greenwood won second highest hand. The promotional hand was two and four, and was won by Jon Jones and Dolores Cook.

The next tournament will be on Feb. 8. Players should arrive by 11:45 a.m. For questions, call Guta Basner at (619) 850-6052. For free poker lessons, call Barry Brideau at (714) 401-7622.

Men’s Friday Golf League 

Norihiro and McKusky win Jan. 26

The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Jan. 24 at the par 70, 5,700-yard Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. Nine men, and one woman braved the initially overcast, chilly and damp start of the round and teed off at 7:15 a.m. The sun came out early but was tempered by the low flying clouds. By 10 a.m the sun came out and took the edge off the cold. With plenty of water and lots of elevation changes this this golf course tests distance, accuracy and ball placement. This week’s scores were pretty good considering the wet course and cool morning.

A flight — First place, Fujio Norihiro, 3 under 67 plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 150-yard par three second hole; second, tie between Gary Stivers and Sam Choi, 71 – Gary also had a birdie and fewest putts, 28, Sam was closest to the pin on the 100-yard par three ninth hole; third, Dave LaCascia, 74 with a birdie; fourth, John Meyer, 77.

B flight — First place, Bill McKusky and Lowell Goltra, two under 68, Bill tied for fewest putts, 32; second, Dennis Kotecki, 75; third, Liz Meripol, 76; fourth, Bob Munn, 81.

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 and Willowick in Santa Ana. LW Men’s Club membership is not required.

Ladies, friends, spouses and family are all welcome to attend and play. 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 (562) 430-8618 or Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

—Dave LaCascia

page 18, Health and Fitness


Seaton is Top Loser of the week

Geri Seaton is this weeks Top Loser with a 4-1/2 pound loss. She wasn’t sure of what she did differently but attributes it to her home cooking schedule of making more soups and eating less.

Going out too often can cause you to eat more than usual so eating at home helped her to maintain portion control.

Margaret Humes gave the program of the day on Jan. 24. Margaret gave an overview of some of the information that’s been covered in the past. There are many new members and some were wondering what kind of diet Wa-Rite advicates. Members don’t adhere to any specific program. There is no one size fits all, they’re all so different. What works for one member will not work for another member. There is no magic pill. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Wa-Rite members have learned through many experiences what works, and what doesn’t.

It’s better to go slow and steady. Eating a balanced meal and cutting back portions.

Being accountable and having the support of others is something that brings success and joy to many members. There is definitely strength in numbers, and they find that camaraderie at Wa-Rite.

Food For Thought

Make the best of your will or your will-not power, and take the rest as it happens. You have control, use it.

Wa-rite is a support group of women needing to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 from 9-10 a.m. Weighing begins at 7:45 and ends at 8:45. Annual dues are $10. 

You must be a LW resident to join. For more information, call Carol Chambers at 822-4641 or Bev Bender at 594-9148.

—Margaret Humes

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. For cancellations call your site manager at (562) 439-5000 before noon to cancel a meal for the next weekday.

Thursday, Jan. 30 — Beef stew with potatoes, celery, carrots and onions, biscuit, pineapple upside down cake, egg salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato, quinoa salad

Friday, Jan. 31 — Breaded baked fish with tartar sauce mixed vegetables, peaches and strawberries with yogurt, taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing and crackers

Thursday, Feb. 6 — Chicken tetrazzini, rice pilaf, brussels sprouts, fresh banana, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, homemade potato salad

Friday, Feb. 7 — Beef lasagna, dinner roll, green beans and pimentos, Ambrosia salad, entrée Caesar chicken salad with romaine lettuce, grated cheese, croutons, Caesar dressing and crackers

Monday, Feb. 10 — Tuna noodle casserole, zucchini and tomatoes, brussels sprouts, fresh banana, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, creamy coleslaw

Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Lemon pepper chicken leg and thigh, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, Mandarin orange, entrée chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing and crackers

Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Whole grain spaghetti noodles with marinara sauce, meatballs, dinner roll, broccoli, oatmeal cookies, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce and pickle, three bean salad

Optumcare at the hcc

What you need to know about the coronavirus

By Grecia Nunez

HCC, Optum Care

There’s been a lot of news coverage about coronavirus, a respiratory infection that has affected many people around the world. Locally, there has been 11 confirmed cases in the US, six in California.

Dr. Ellen Dayon is a primary care doctor at the Health Care Center. She provided some helpful tips on what you can do to protect yourself.

Watch for symptoms. The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to other respiratory infections, like the flu. “Fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, these are common with a lot of infections,” she said. “If you’re experiencing any of these, talk to your doctor. If you recently traveled to China or have been around people who have been traveling there, you may be at risk for coronavirus.”

Avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing. “Coughing and sneezing can spread germs very quickly,” Dr. Dayon said. “If you’re near someone when they sneeze, you might breathe in the germs.”

Wash your hands regularly. “We touch a lot of things during the day,” she said. “If you’re in public places, you’ll touch door handles, chairs and more. The germs can live on surfaces, so it is smart to wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.”

Stay home if you’re feeling sick. “Maybe it’s only a cold, but if you’re feeling under the weather, stay home,” Dr. Dayon said. “it’s better for you to rest and recover than risk spreading germs.”

Many of these tips are the same for protecting yourself against the flu. “The bigger threat is the flu, which has killed almost 5,000 people this season,” Dr. Dayon said. “You are more likely to encounter the flu than coronavirus. If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, now is the time.”

HLAA class is offered Feb. 12

Free Lip Reading classes offered through the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Long Beach/Lakewood Chapter at the Weingart Center, 5220 Oliva Ave., Lakewood. All are welcome. 

HLAA is a volunteer support group offering education on coping skills and resources to help people with hearing loss to help survive in a hearing world. Classes are held every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Classes began Jan. 8 and continue on Feb. 12, 19 and 26. For more information, call (562) 438-0597 or visit www.hlaa-lb-lakewood.org.

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Meals on Wheels Orange County, 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 (562) 430-6079.

The Rossmoor Senior Shopping Shuttle provides weekday service to Senior Meals from Leisure World. 

Thursday, Feb. 6 — Cottage cheese, milk, orange pineapple juice, bread with peanut butter and sf jelly thai chicken salad with dressing, crackers tropical fruit mix, fish with tartar sauce, cilantro lime rice, broccoli, dinner roll with Promise, fresh fruit

Friday, Feb. 7 — Multigrain Cheerios, milk, orange juice, low fat yogurt, cranberry basil chicken salad, quinoa salad, dinner roll with Promise, ambrosia stuffed pepper, brown rice, spinach

Monday, Feb. 10 —Hardboiled eggs, milk, orange juice, bread with Promise and sugar free jelly, Tuscan tuna and white bean salad, zucchini and tomato salad, dinner roll with Promise, sugar free fruited gelatin, grilled chicken breast with lemongrass sauce, brown rice, oriental vegetable blend, dinner roll with Promise, canned apricots 

Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Cottage cheese, milk, fruit cocktail, mini muffin, beef hamburger with mayo and mustard, coleslaw salad, Mandarin oranges, beef with Bolognese sauce and Parmesan cheese, bow tie pasta, Italian vegetable blend, breadstick, pineapple chunks

Wednesday, Feb. 12 — Multigrain cheerios, milk, orange-pineapple juice, string cheese, bread with Promise and sugar free jelly, veggie egg salad, couscous with parmesan and pea salad, dinner roll with Promise, fresh apple, chicken breast with Florentine sauce, wild rice broccoli, dinner roll with Promise fruit mix

Thursday, Feb.13 — Bran muffin, milk, orange juice, low fat yogurt, Mexican chicken bowl with chicken strips, rice, corn, and beans, tortilla strips and salsa, custard, beef goulash, mashed potatoes with Promise, spinach, ambrosia

Friday, Feb. 14 — Oatmeal, milk, bread with peanut butter and jelly, butternut squash pasta with chicken strips, California salad, orange juice, cookies, stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, chef vegetable blend, dinner roll with Promise cake, fresh fruit

Monday, Feb. 17 — Presidents Day, closed

Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Mini muffin, milk, orange-pineapple juice, low fat yogurt, Provençal tuna salad, corn, lima bean and tomato salad, dinner roll with Promise, cookies, roast beef with mushroom gravy, baked potato with sour cream, chef’s cut vegetables

Weekly Health and Exercise classes

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.

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 (562) 296-8328.

Leisure Leggers

The walking and running club meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30-60-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. 

Tai Chi Chaun

Tai chi classes increase mobility and balance at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Beginners welcome. For more information, call Joann Mullens at (562) 596-3936.

LW Yoga Club

Monday – Clubhouse 4, Section C, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (formerly Yoga with Sally)

Tuesday – Clubhouse 4, Section C, 8:30-9:30 a.m. with Travis; 10-11 a.m. with Jenny

Thursday – Clubhouse 3, Room 1, 8:30-9:30 a.m. with Travis; 10-11 a.m. with Jenny. For more information, contact Connie Adkins, (562) 506-5063

Page 19, Travel

On the Go

Day Trips

Harrah’s Rincon — Seven days a week, free, Amphitheater, 7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457 ext. 4704

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

Valley View Casino — Sunday-Monday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Pala Casino — Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, Amphitheater 8 a.m. (713) 623-4643

Overnight Trips 

Danny Stewart’s bluegrass cruise — Feb. 24-28, Long Beach, Catalina, Ensenada, day at sea, Long Beach. Danny Stewarts bluegrass cruise by Carnival Inspiration.

Contact Ellen Brannigan, (310) 890-2368.

Dublin and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way — March 23-April 1, Dublin, Giant’s Causeway, Kylemore Abbey, Belfast, Irish Farm Visit, Sheepdog Demonstration and more. Meridian Guided Travel (714) 871-8520

Windy City Getaway — April 26-May 1, Chicago River Cruise, Willis Tower Skydeck, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home & Studio and more. A Meridian Guided Travel (714) 871-8520

Coastal New England — May 12-19, Boston, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Mystic Seaport, Plymouth Plantation and more. Meridian Guided Travel (714) 871-8520

Alaska Cruise — May 16-30 Roundtrip from San Pedro, Incredible Golden Princess amenities till Feb. 29, Joanna Matos, Traveling Tigers Club, (562) 598-1849

Baseball Games and Hall of Fame — July 22-29, six teams, four ballparks, four games, motor coach 

sightseeing tour from Newark, NJ of four states, Joanna Matos, Traveling Tigers Club, (562) 598-1849

Traveling tigers

Only six spots are still available

There are only six spots available for the July 22 Baseball tour. An eight day Baseball Tour and More, motorcoach tour beginning in Newark, New Jersey on July 22-July 29. Fans will enjoy six MLB teams (NY Yankees, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles, NY Mets) play four games in four baseball stadiums in four major cities and a tour of Cooperstown Hall of Fame museum. Traveling Tigers will witness this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the Parade of Legends. Sightseeing tours are included in New York City, historic Philadelphia, Boston and a guided tour of Yale University. Daily breakfast is included. Prices start at $1,845.

 For more information, contact Joanna Matos at (562) 598.1849.

—Joanna Matos

Visit the Seal Beach Wildlife Refuge today

The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge is a 965-acre wildlife sanctuary in the seaside community of Seal Beach. 

Established in 1972, the refuge is part of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. It encompasses an array of different habitats, including remnants of a saltwater marsh in the Anaheim Bay estuary that serves as a significant stopover and wintering area along the Pacific Flyway for shorebirds. 

Other eco-systems in the sanctuary include a subtidal zone, intertidal channels, and tidal mudflat habitats, a coastal salt marsh habitat, an upland habitat and several islands, including Hog Island, the man made NASA Island and a non-native upland that supports exotic vegetation. 

The Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge provides essential habitat for three endangered species, including the California least tern, the light-footed clapper rail and the Belding’s savannah sparrow. Plan a trip to visit this weekend. Go to www.fws.gov/refuge/seal_beach for more information.

Traveling tigers

Galapagos trip

meeting Feb. 19

On Feb. 19 the Traveling Tigers will be meeting, all are welcome. Attendees will hear and see wonderful tales of adventure, exploration, science, mystery and beauty.

Join us as Donn Maryott presents Galapagos, the land where Charles Darwin observed evolution first hand, up close and very personal. See elderly turtles, giant lizards, young sea lions and blue footed boobies as they have adapted to their unique environments and continue to evolve to this day. Penguins in the northern hemisphere? Yes, they are there, sporting their black and white tuxedos for all to admire. See Lonesome George and his search for love on his remote island.

The meeting location is in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 at noon. The presentation follows the business meeting and luncheon. Those wishing to experience Galapagos, call Susan Shaver at (562) 795-9151 for an invitation and details.

OCTA debuts 10 new buses

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) debuted 10 new hydrogen fuel cell electric buses and, what it reports to be, the largest transit-operated hydrogen fueling station in the United States. Both are part of OCTA’s continued sustainability efforts. 

“We are very happy to be leading the way toward a cleaner and greener future that keeps the residents of Orange County moving, while keeping the air they breathe healthy with zero emissions,” said OCTA Chairman and Mayor of Garden Grove Steve Jones.

In Dec. 2018, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) approved a regulation that requires the state’s transit agencies to transition 100 percent of their fleets to zero emission by 2040.

“We are proud to be working with all of our partners to set a strong example as a large urban transit operator making a positive impact on the environment,” said OCTA CEO Darrell E. Johnson. “We will continue to explore the use of zero-emission technology to ensure we deliver a balanced and sustainable transportation system for Orange County’s future.”

OCTA’s hydrogen fueling station is located at the authority’s Santa Ana Bus Base and can support up to 50 fuel cell buses per day. The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) was responsible for managing all aspects of the project, including the design and production of 10 buses, building the new high-capacity station and upgrading the facilities at OCTA’s Santa Ana Bus Base to work safely on hydrogen-fueled vehicles.

“This is one of the leading fuel cell electric bus deployments in North America and demonstrates the value of fuel cells in helping California meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction goals in the transportation sector,” stated Dan Raudebaugh, CTE’s executive director.

OCTA debuted a hydrogen fuel cell electric bus pilot program in 2016, making them the first large public transportation agency in southern California to do so.

— Eric Carpenter, OCTA

The Annual Los Alamitos Race on the Base is celebrating its 39th year and is all set to take place on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22. 

The race is held throughout the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos and features helicopters and military vehicles with music throughout the course. The event also features a commemorative technical race shirt for all participants and volunteers and finisher medals. Visit raceonthebase.com or call (562) 430-1073 for more event details.

page 25, sports and games


Jantzen has perfect score

Cribbage Club had 52 members in attendance on Jan. 28. Norman Martin celebrated his birthday by bringing ice cream and cake to share. Anita Smart donated candy for all to enjoy. Delores Cook and Margaret Smith served the members.

Jan. 28 marked a rare day for Cribbage Club with a remarkable three members earning a star. Bert Sellers earned his fifth star with his 847 win. Terry Thrift had a perfect score of 847 for his third star. Gary Jantzen won his second star with a perfect score of 847. Ruth Bonnema had a score of 834 for second place. Peggy McKendrick came in third with an 832. Margaret Smith had 826 for fourth place. Liz Meripol had six winning games of 121.

—Liz Meripol


Chhoeuy led with seven bingo’s

The Scrabble Club got the year off to a good start in January. LW Scrabble players set records with 64 scores of 300 or above, helped by 19 bingos. A bingo is the use of all seven tiles in one play.

Suthy Chhoeuy posted the highest score, 462, and led the club with seven bingos. Diane Seeger tied for the most scores above 300 with 12 games above 300 and had five bingos. She posted a 320 in a three-way game, a score that’s equivalent to a 480 in a two-way game. Club secretary Larry Edgar also had 12 scores above 300, with a high of 416 and three bingos.

Former club president Flo Nesland had six 300-plus scores, a high of 376, and one bingo. Marilyn Moody had five high scores, topped by a 341 and one bingo. Club president Maria Giegerich scored higher than 300 three times, with a best of 345. Vice president Sylvia Makus posted four 300-plus scores, with a high of 306. Ruth DePuy was above 300 three times, with one bingo and a best score of 355.

Treasurer Zoe Pickell had three scores over 300, bested by a 347. Those with two scores above 300 include: Troy Marino, with a high of 392; Wanda Bemben, with a high of 325; and Pam Smithson, with a high of 323. Ruby Reznick had one bingo.

The club meets on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Games begin at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

For more information about the club, contact Lawrence Edgar at (310) 927-3785.

—Lawrence Edgar


Connie beats 56 players for win on Jan. 21

The big winner on Jan. 21 had a score of 846, followed closely by Bea Lossow at 838, Gary Jantzen at 835 and Dale Quinn at 827. Norm Martin had six games of 121. Eileen Dohl, Irvene Bernstein and Sylvia Clinton had no wins. There were 57 players.

Connie treated the players to a delicious homemade carrot cake and dulce de leche ice cream in celebration of her birthday. Connie and Margaret Smith served.

The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesdays at noon in Clubhouse 1. Partners are not required, play finishes by 3:30 p.m. Free lessons for beginners or for those who need a brush up are available. For lessons Call Patti Smith at (562) 242-4674, leave your name and number, and she will arrange for a time and date for lessons. Come and join the friendly Cribbage Club. Players should arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

—Bobbie Straley

LW Ladies Golf

Forty-eight members compete on Jan. 28

On Jan. 28 members played what is called a Shotgun Tournament. Participants drew numbers to determine at which hole they would begin play. All golfers then started play at the same time and finished the nine holes at approximately the same time. Forty-eight members played for low gross, low net and chip-ins, six golfers chipped seven golf balls from the fairway directly into the hole.

Flight winners

A flight — Low gross, tie between Bert Thompson and Susie Kim, 29; low net, tie between Zo Pickell and Janice Turner, 27. Chip-in/hole, Janice Turner, hole No. 3.

B flight — Low gross, tie between Sang An and Yvonne Yim, 31; low net, Joann Lim, 27. Chip-ins, none.

C flight — Low gross, Theresa Lim, 30; low net, Stella Yoon, 23. Chip-ins/hole, Sun Chung, No. 7 and No. 9. Jee Choi, hole No. 4. Hailee Yang No. 9.

D flight — Low gross, tie between Sandra DeDubovay and Melinda Lee, 38; low net, Kim Delias, 25. Chip-in/hole, Cecilia Han, hole No. 8.

—Dale Quinn


Lacascia and Goltra defeat Willowick

The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Jan. 31 at the par 71, 5,800-yard Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. Nine men, and one woman teed off on an unusually sunny, but cold morning. By 9 a.m. jackets were being shed and temperatures rose into the upper 70s. Willowick is the longest course the league plays and although it has no water hazards, sand traps are always in play and access to greens requires accurate tee shots. Today, easier pin placements and soft greens led to flag hunting and very low scores. It was an enjoyable day to be outside and play golf. The next Friday round will be at in David L. Baker, an executive course, in Fountain Valley on Feb. 7. 

A flight — First place, Dave LaCascia with a splendid eight under 63 and a birdie; second, Fujio Norihiro, a nice four under plus a birdie and low putts; third, Jim Goltra, 72 plus a birdie and closest to the pins on both the par three fourth and 12 holes; fourth, Bill McKusky, seven and a birdie; fifth, Sam Choi, 74.

B flight — First place, Lowell Goltra, 72 plus low putts; second, Marv Ballard, 73; third, Bob Munn, 75; fourth, Liz Meripol, 77.

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 and Willowick in Santa Ana. LW Men’s Club membership is not required. Ladies, friends, spouses and family are all welcome to play. 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 (562) 430-8618 or Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

—Dave LaCascia

Classifieds 2-6



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000 6/17/20



by Helen

LW Resident 562-421-5811


Business License #WEL0015

Valentines Day gifts available! 4/23


Piano Lessons for the young and young at heart. Call Ms. Patience at 619-871-3617 3/04


SHAKLEE delivered to your door.

LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude)

Fikse. 562-618-8731 3/5



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.  





New triple pane windows, laminate flooring, carpet patio tile/carpet. Painting ceilings made smooth, ceiling lights. Exterior windows, refaced kitchen cabinets, refaced granite quartz countertops.. Lic. #723262. 1/29



                             MP CONSTRUCTION

      General Contractor

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


License #954725. 1/9


JC Handyman Services

Professional and reliable. specializing in remodeling, plumbing and electrical. . Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 2/2020


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work.Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764 3/05



Windows-house cleaning.

Reasonable price. Excellent work.

(714) 534-1824. 4/23


Bersi & Sons Furniture Finishers

– In Home Furniture–


Specializing in antiques. 

50 years experience.



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 #699080.3/12


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, Apartments, room by room, small jobs, colored walls. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 2/28




Only premium paints,  Ceilings made smooth. New handles-hindges

Cown moulding installed.

License #723262. 


 40 years in LW. 

562-596-0559. 2/13


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room

or entire house & refinish kitchen

cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 2/13





 Laminate, vinyl plank, patio tile and patio carpet. 

License #723262.

40 years in Leisure World. 2/13




Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05


All Year Carpet Cleaning

We just cleaned your neighbor’s house in Leisre World…

Would you like yours cleaned too?

Call Tito 562 658 9841. 1/8/20

Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.




Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 4/9



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


       562-596-0559. 1/29




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 1/24

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, 562-598-1384




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.


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. 1/15


In home hair care, serving the men 

and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 3/18


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. 1/23




Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience

Marlyn Palmquist, CPE.



The Sanctuary Salon,

12800 Seal Beach Blvd., D

Seal Beach Business License



PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 30 years experience, 15 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 1/30



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 1/15


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.



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 3/19



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. 6/10/20







Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001.4/23



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

Call  562-505-1613 1/30



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 4/23/20


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002. Gloria 949-371-7425 1/15


Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001.3/20


Maria House Cleaning

We make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schdule. Bi-weekly or monthly. Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008


Computer Repair


Set-up Computers, Tablets, TV’s Phones. John LW Resident

 SB License FUH0001. 3/18/2020




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

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

   License #CIP0001 2/27

Help wanted

Seamstress wanted:

Leisure World, Seal Beach.

Modify car cover so that the LICENSE PLATE IS VISIBLE. Please contact Pat Gonzales at 562-296-8072. 2/06

Health & fitness

Helping Seniors Improve 

their Quality of Life.  

Look Good – Feel Good – Move Better

Mobility / Flexibility / Balance / Strength / Nutrition

Call Coach Justen (714) 943-0205


Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Cart, Sales, parts and services 714-292-9124 1/30



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. 1/08/20


Electric scooter for sale. Purchased refurbished and rarely used, comes equipped wiht a walker holder. Asking for $800 and includes a walker. Purchase receipt from 2019 available. Please call Ms. Miller at 714-264-6363 and leave a message or email me at aeiouvd@mac.com.


Easy-Go 4 seat golf cart. Runs great and has new batteries. $1,800. Call 562-810-6636 2/6

2011 Ford Fiesta Hatchback AT/AC Power Windows/Doors, new tires, clean ext/int, current reg, runs great. Miles 106K, $4,700. LW Resident 213-265-5568 2/6


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. 1/30


Rides by Russ, with the 

personal touch

For over 4 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. 2/29. 


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes

to airports, hospitals, doctors offices,

stores. Drives by Gary. 

714-658-9457. 2/6


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 1/16


Inexpensive shuttle, airports,

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

SB License #ABL0001. 4/23

Autos/Boats/RV’s/Trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.2/12/20 



No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 4/9



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 3/25


Companion Lawn Crypt (double) for sale at Forest Lawn, Cypress. Space 1 AB Lot 5916.Located in the Garden of Protection section.Situated adjacent to the Ascension Mausoleum. Forest Lawn has valued this Companion Crypt at $12,000. Our asking price is $9,500 plus Forest awn’s $250 transfer fee. If interested, please call Juliet at 714-767-1439 or 562-296-8802.  2/7


Collection of 73 older cameras. Best offer over $500. 562-343-6393 2/6


For sale: Vintage Schwinn Bicycle with helmet, basket, and locks. Close to original with new wheel and tire. This is a Hollywood style bike. $100. Call Dale 562-36-6156. LW Resident. 2/06


For Sale: Delsey Luggage with approximate dimensions: 28” H x 11”D x 17.5” W. Interior: lined, tie-down straps; large mesh pocket on lid. Wheels: dual density, ouble-spinner wheels. Handles: erogonomic multi-position trolley handle with soft grip for two or four-wheel use, top, bottom and side handles. Excellent condition. $90. Contact Suzanne: 562-240-5273. 2/6


Quantum 600 Electric wheel chair- 8,000 OBO. Used for one month. Call 310-770-7945 2/6


Smokey Joe Jumbo Charcoal grill, like new. $40. Double sleeping bag, coleman, like new, $35. Doggy door , new, $45. 1 designer t.v. trays, new $25.  Call 714-469-7519. 2/6


Twin Bed for sale: 

Box bed, bedspread, sheets, shams, blankets, and white headboard, like new, $80. Call 562-430-1927 2/6


Bookshelf-$50. Coffee table- $200 Mirror – $30. Call 310-504-4346 


Poker Table, Oak, 48″ wide. Octagon, good condition. $275 OBO 714-317-1102 2/6


Estate Sale–1981 McKinney Way, Mutual 15-Apt. 14A. Thursday, Feb. 6, and Friday, Feb 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sofa/loveseat, trundle bed, twin sofa bed/ottoman. Recliner, shabby chic curio, corner desk/cabinets, bookcases. many large Capoimonte pieces. Franciscan, limoges and Old Country Road dishes. Costume Jewelry, ladies clothing, (Size M)shoes (size 8). Full length mink coat. Vacuum, microwave, tools, Craftsman tool boxes. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232. P.O. box 427, Seal Beach Bus. License ESD0001. 


Estate Sale: Thursday, Feb. 6th. Furniture and Miscellaneous other items. M15, 41K. 2/6


Estate Sale: 13300 N. Fairfield Lane, Mutual 7–175F. Thursday/Friday Feb. 6 and 7 from 9-2. 

Beige electric recliner, oak, china hutch, oak tea cart, antique oak bookcase, oak table with 6 charis, oak T.V cabinet, roll-top desk, sofa, swivel chairs, antique hope chest, vintage wood wall telephone, 1922 vintage sewing machine, Flint Ridge China –rose patteren (8 place settings), Noritake Ireland China – Patience pattern, Bavaria Germany silver tea pot, depression glass, lenox pieces, table cloths/placemats/napkins, handmade quilts and quilting supplies, women’s clothing (most s/m), women’s shoes (7.5/8), men’s dress shorts (36”), suitcases, holiday decorations, Medi rub massager, books, old Bibles, CDs, lamps, kitchen items, glassware, antique dolls, beanie babies. Free items available with purchase! Everything is negotiable!

Questions – Call Vera (360) 623-5752 – if possible, text first. Send email address if you would like pictures. Private viewing of sale items available before sale.

Apartment is for sale – Owner will be on site if interested.

Cash only– NO PETS please.


1822 St. John Road apartment 31C Mutal 15. Danish modern bedroom set, piano, sofas, leather recliner, 8 ft. wine cabinet, engineers cabinet, filing cabinets, wall art, book cases, plant stands, hippo knickknacks, teak screen, microwave, collection of tea sets, pots and pans, baking pans, dishes, linens, round area rug, footstools, ladies  clothes, board games, needle point supplies and racks. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 Seal Beach license GDD0001 13101 Nassau Dr, Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at https://www.flickr.




Coner unit with greenbelt viewing! You will love sitting on your patio or gazing out of your living room at a beautiful greenbelt. This nice two bedroom, one bath unit has a spacious wrap around patio to enjoy or to use to add on the unit. It is move-in ready wiht recent paint, new carpet, blinds and electrical outlets/lightings.

1482 Goldenrain 47A, M2. 

Priced at only 227,500. 

Mike Goodman

Relmax R.E. Specialists.

562-430-3868 2/06