Feb 4 2021
Page 1/General News
Register now for COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Thursday and Friday
The Orange County Health Care Agency is sending another 1,500 doses of the Pfizer vaccine for clinics that will be held today, Feb. 4, and Friday, Feb. 5.
This shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine is expected to cover all registered LWers with some to spare. It’s important for residents who want an inoculation to register as soon as possible.
The process is simple: People can register themselves or any LWSB resident at https://www.lwsb.com/vaccine/. Those registering others can simply use their own phone numbers and email addresses as the contacts for friends and neighbors. People must have GRF ID cards.
Last weekend, 1,400 residents received their initial doses of the vaccine, bringing the total injections administered in LW to over 2,500 in a two-week period.
So far, about 4,200 Leisure Worlders have registered to receive shots, either by Internet or telephone. All of them will be able to receive their inoculations as vaccine is supplied.
Help Register Elderly Neighbors
To help get everyone registered, the GRF is asking Leisure World residents to sign up their friends and neighbors who are not online or otherwise unaware of the availability of vaccine clinics in LW.
Churches and clubs, Mutual directors, building captains and other LW leaders have been asked to reach into their communities to get people registered as soon as possible.
The sooner GRF can complete vaccinations for the majority, the sooner all amenities can be reopened.
For faster registration, have the following information ready:
•Name (living in same unit)
•Date of birth
All registered names will be added to a database of those who want the vaccination.
People under 65 will be entered into a separate database for when the vaccine is made available to them.
If one person in a couple is under 65, it is preferable to register together for the later date, or to register separately if the older person needs to be vaccinated sooner.
Names will be selected from the list at random as vaccine is received, and clinics are scheduled. People who are chosen will be contacted for appointments.
• People will be notified of appointments by email if they registered by email.
• Residents who registered their infirm or elderly friends will need to inform them of their appointment times and dates, and, if necessary, transport them or arrange for the Access bus to bring them to Clubhouse 6.
Because only 12 hours’ notice is given before receiving the vaccine, there is no choice of appointment times or dates. People must show up for vaccinations on the date and time specified.
• A family member may submit this registration for a resident who is unable to do.
•People must be available to take the second dose three weeks after the first dose.
•Couples will be scheduled together by completing the one form with both names.
•People who registered but have not been contacted by tomorrow, Feb. 5, should email the Recreation Department at email@example.com or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 326.
•People who are unable to complete registration by email and do not have a friend or relative to assist them should contact Cindy Tostado at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, for a copy of the form to register manually or for personal assistance.
2nd Dose Clinics are Feb. 8-9
People who were inoculated Jan. 18 and 19 will receive their second doses in clinics scheduled for Feb. 8 and 9.
Each person who received the first vaccine on Jan. 18 and 19 also got an appointment card at that time. They are to return at the same time, same day of the week as their first shot.
The Orange County Health Care Agency’s Othena app erroneously notified some first-dose recipients to go to Disneyland for their second shot. The agency is looking into what caused the glitch, but GRF members can be assured that they will get their inoculations in Clubhouse 6.
A number of people who had appointments for last weekend’s first-shot clinic either canceled or did not show up.
When this happens, registrants are called at random from the standby list.
People who choose to give up a LW appointment and have the vaccine elsewhere are asked to notify Recreation so they can be removed from the registration roster, paving the way for others to be vaccinated.
Last weekend, the GRF was able to vaccinate about 100 standbys due to cancellations.
Random Selection for All
Residents have asked Recreation staff to move them up the vaccine list for various reasons.
Staff is required to offer the vaccine, without special consideration, to any GRF member, co-occupant or lessee over 65. To do this equitably, the computer randomly selects from the pool of LW registrants. Standbys are chosen the same way.
Staff does not choose or reject anybody.
It is a simple matter of mathematics: Nearly 10,000 people live here, and so far, 2,500 have been inoculated.
Vaccine is becoming more available, and everyone should be inoculated in upcoming clinics.
Residents are free to get their shots from another Point of Distribution but are asked to notify the GRF to take them off the registration list.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You Volunteers
The GRF would like to thank all its volunteers, from staff who came in over the weekend to work the call center, to LW residents, including 15 members of the Golden Age Foundation and Sunshine Club.
LW volunteers covered both clinics in morning and afternoon shifts.
GAF President Anna Derby was at the Information Center, helping Korean American shareholders navigate the clinic, and helpers were at the call center to answer phone lines dedicated to Korean speakers.
Heeja Almeida, in particular, deserves a big thank you for working the Korean speaking phone lines over the two days.
assistant recreation manager
Golf Course and other amenities are open
The GRF Board of Directors approved on Jan. 26 the opening Leisure World’s outdoor amenities that were most recently closed Nov. 25 due to surging COVID-19 cases in the region.
The GRF Board voted separately on whether to reopen each facility as follows:
• Amphitheater: 15 yes/3 no
• Mission Park: 14 yes/4 no
• Golf course: 14 yes/4 no
• Veterans Plaza: 13 yes/5 no
As a result of the vote, all outdoor amenities reopened on Jan. 27. They will operate under Emergency Operating Procedures drafted by the COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee. The exception is Mission Park, which will not require reservations, but instead will be monitored remotely and by the custodian to ensure mask and distancing compliance.
All other venues will require reservations, as before. One additional measure has been added to the golf course: A course marshal will monitor play to ensure golfers are abiding by the rules and COVID restrictions.
Even with restrictions, many LWers were seen last week enjoying the fresh air and sunshine while indulging in their favorite sports.
Dance and exercise classes have resumed at Veterans Plaza on their previous schedules. Contact the Recreation Department at (562) 431-6586, ext. 326, if you are interested in particular activities or contact information for the clubs and their instructors.
The Recreation Department, which coordinates the GRF Vaccine Taskforce, is focusing primarily on that project until completion. Since Clubhouse 6 is being utilized for those clinics, registration for the Fitness Center has been temporarily put on hold but watch for updates as the situation changes.
The COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee will continue to look at opening other amenities, according to CDC guidelines, and provide regular updates.
Updates to all amenity statuses will be published in the LW Weekly as well as on LW Live as they become available. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Send Your Sweetie a Valentine
Valentine’s Day is almost here. The LW Weekly invites residents to email Valentine messages to the ones they love. Messages will be printed as part of a special salute to Valentine’s, that little oasis of love in the middle of February. Celebrate your sweeties by emailing Valentines to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name and Mutual number. Submissions are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Deadline is Saturday, Feb. 6.
NWS participates in military exercise
Leisure World residents may see an increase in law enforcement activities in and around the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station through Feb. 12 as base personnel take part in a series of nationwide security exercises. The exercises, collectively called Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2021, will be conducted simultaneously on Navy bases throughout the continental United States. At the naval weapons station, drills and training will be conducted on a wide range of potential security scenarios.
The exercises may cause increased traffic around the weapons station, delays in base access and temporary gate closures. The station’s “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker system may also be used. Civilian boat traffic through Anaheim Bay and the new public boating channel is unlikely to be affected.
The drills are not in response to any specific threat, but are part of a regularly scheduled annual exercise, developed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security teams.
For more information about the exercise, contact the Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach Public Affairs Office at (562) 626-7215. Live updates will also be posted on the station’s Facebook page (search under “Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Fallbrook, Detachment Norco”).
Official ballot boxes open Feb. 8
A special election for an open seat on the Orange County Board of Supervisors will be held on March 9. At stake is whether Republicans can maintain a 4-1 supermajority or if Democrats can pave the way toward a competitive 3-2 vote on the board.
Voters will decide who will replace outgoing Michelle Steel on the Orange County Board of Supervisors, 2nd district.
Steel resigned to be sworn into Congress after winning the 48th Congressional District from Democrat Harley Rouda in the November election.
There are five candidates in a crowded field: Kevin Muldoon, a small businessman and councilman; John Moorlach, a former state senator who used to represent the 2nd District on the Board of Supervisors; Michael Vo, mayor and business owner; Katrina Foley, mayor and business owner, and Janet Rappaport, tax attorney, according to the Candidate Filing Log at the OC Registrar’s Office.
The registrar will open 28 official voter drop boxes, including one in Leisure World, starting Feb. 8 ahead of the March 9 election. It will be the final day of a month of voting.
Under the official schedule, voters can cast mail-in ballots as soon as Feb. 8.
The drop box in LW is located near the Administration Building next to the U.S. mailbox in front of the Amphitheater bus hub.
OC Registrar staff will pick up ballots Monday-Friday between Feb. 8-Feb. 26.
From Saturday, Feb. 27-Tuesday, March 9, ballots will be picked up daily, including weekends
On Election Day, March 9, two county employees will be assigned at each Ballot Drop Box starting in the late afternoon to assist with traffic flow, receive dropped off ballots and lock the ballot mail slots at 8 p.m. or after the last voter.
-—from the OC Registrar
COVID 19 Updates
Sign Up for LW Live
Leisure World residents are urged to sign up for the GRF’s one-way, real-time community notification system via email. LW Live is designed to keep people informed during emergencies and get the word out about safety, recreation and governance issues.
Recently, it was used to keep residents apprised of hastily scheduled COVID-19 vaccination clinics and how to call in and pre-register for those clinics (the same information is in the LW Weekly for people who do not have Internet access, but LW Live emails provide immediate information during this fast-moving process).
To get this valuable information, all you need is an email address.
To sign up online, log onto www.lwsb.com and click the “LW Live” icon to the right. A simple form will pop up. Fill out the form and make sure to hit the “submit” button at the bottom. If you signed up for LW Live and are not receiving the emails, check your spam or junk email folders.
Get Smartphone Notifications of LW Live Alerts
Smartphone notifications can instantly alert residents to new LW Live emails related to COVID-19 clinics.
If you’re on Android, head to “Settings,” then open apps and notifications. Tap “see all apps,” then choose the app you want to manage notifications for (for instance Gmail or whatever email service you use) and tap “Notifications.” The toggle switch at the top lets you turn notifications on or off for the app.
If you’re an iPhone user, tap the “Settings” icon and tap “Notifications.” From there, you can customize which apps will appear in the Notification Center. Tap the app you’d like to customize, for instance Gmail or whatever email service you use, to be notified of incoming LW Live alarts.
An Orange County Transportation Authority contractor is preparing to install an 8-foot chain link fence with sound blankets behind the k-rail along North Gate Road. The work is in preparation for a new sound wall.
North Gate Road remains closed due to construction related to the 405 Freeway Improvement Project.
The fence installation is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., Monday, Feb. 8, with work continuing until 4 p.m. The job should be completed by Friday, Feb. 12.
Crews may mobilize as early as 6 a.m. Construction dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen operational factors or inclement weather.
This activity is in preparation of upcoming wall construction, which includes demolition, hauling, excavation, cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) pile installation, pile driving, rebar, concrete, backfill and block wall installation. (CIDH piles are commonly used in the construction of bridge structures and refer to a construction method in which the reinforced concrete piles are cast in drilled holes to predetermined elevations using a heavy wall steel casing to prevent caving.)
The sound wall construction is scheduled to begin in early spring/summer 2021.
North Gate Road has been closed for months due to sewer construction, which was suspended in December as a result of unforeseen soil conditions.
This development required a complete project redesign, according to the 405 widening contractor, OC405. The project calls for a sewer line to be built underneath the 405 Freeway.
The redesign of the freeway sewer crossing should be completed soon, with construction anticipated to resume this month. The sewer line project should be completed by May. To accommodate this construction, it is anticipated that North Gate Road will remain closed until May.
The 405 Outreach Team will provide updates as developments unfold.
Golf Course closed Friday
The LW Turtle Lake Golf Course will close at 1:30 p.m., tomorrow, Feb. 5, for tee box maintenance and repairs.
The course will reopen on Saturday during its normal hours.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Mon., Feb. 8 Mutual 9
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Feb. 10 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Feb. 11 Mutual 12
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 12 Mutual 3
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., Feb. 16 Mutual 15
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., Feb. 16 Mutual 14
virtual 1 p.m.
Recap of Special GRF Board Activity, Jan. 29
Approved AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee Consent Agenda: MOVED and duly approved the AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee consent agenda: amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms; amend 50-3182-1, Member/Owner (M/O) Renter/Lessee (R/L)—Rules; and amend 40-3182-2, Member/Owner (M/O) Renter/Lessee (R/L)—Fees, Fines and Deposits, as amended.
The Board concurred to remove consent agenda item 70-1480-1, Arts and Crafts Festival, for discussion.
Amend 70-1480-1, Arts and Crafts Festival: MOVED and duly approved to amend 70-1480-1, Arts and Crafts Festival, updating document language and identifying who may sell as “GRF legal resident,” as amended.
The Board concurred to remove consent agenda items 50-1641-4A, Seal Beach Mutual Lease Information, and 50-1641-4, Seal Beach Mutual 17—Lease Agreement, to refer to corporate counsel, for review.
COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee—FINAL VOTE: 70-1448-3R, Emergency Operational Procedures—Mission Park, Phase TWO: MOVED to adopt emergency action policy 70-1448-3R for Trust property identified as Mission Park, under the provisions civil code (§4360(d).), identifying who may use the Multi-use Courts as “GRF legal resident,” as amended.
Friday, Feb. 5, 1 p.m.
Virtual meeting in accordance with applicable codes.
NOTE: This meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935.
Executive session meetings are held in the strictest confidence. Every Board member has a fiduciary duty to maintain the confidentiality of all topics deliberated and discussed in executive session. Failure to do so could expose GRF and its Board members to liability.
In light of the global pandemic, executive meetings will be held telephonically or through web-based applications until further notice. Therefore, all Board members should ensure they participate in a manner that will preserve the privacy and confidentiality of such meetings. Board members should be in a location that is secure with no other persons present or in hearing range of the Board’s discussions.
A. Call to Order
President Susan Hopewell
B. Roll Call
Agenda is subject to change.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule. Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff, with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask are required.
Fri., Feb. 5 GRF Board Executive Session
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 8 Mutual Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 10 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 11 Communications/IT Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 12 Finance Committee
Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.
Fri., Feb. 12 Executive Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 16 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Tues., Feb. 23 GRF Board Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Mon., March 1 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.
LW Community Guide 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the production of the LW Community Guide in 2020. If there are any changes to your information for the White Pages from 2019, or if you weren’t included in 2019 but want to be in 2021, contact email@example.com with your name and address and/or phone number.
Health & Fitness
Questions about COVID-19 vaccines
By CJ Blomquist
It’s exciting to see vaccine efforts underway, as it’s a major step forward in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. As you consider getting a vaccine, you probably have some questions. Here are answers to some of the more common questions.
I have a health condition. Is this vaccine safe for me?
Yes, clinical trials of the vaccines included people with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. The vaccines were as effective for them as for people without such conditions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is important because people who have chronic conditions and people older than 65 are at greater risk for severe illnesses with COVID-19. But your first stop should be with your primary-care doctor, who knows your health history and can help you make the right decision.
What happens if I have an allergic reaction to the vaccine?
There have been some severe allergic reactions, but these are rare. If you have allergies to polysorbate or polyethylene glycol, the CDC recommends you do NOT get the vaccine. If you have any other allergies, be sure to tell the doctor or nurse before you get the first dose. Vaccination sites are prepared to monitor and treat allergic reactions, should they occur. If you do have a severe reaction, it is not recommended that you get the second dose.
After administering the shot, they’ll give you information on what to watch out for and what to do in case of you experience any side effects or allergic reactions. Your physician should also be available to answer any questions.
How do I know I will get my second dose?
The vaccine is delivered in two doses, with the second about three to four weeks after the first. The vaccine distribution is set up to ensure locations get both doses in time.
I have some sniffles. Is it safe to get the vaccine?
COVID symptoms can be similar to other respiratory illnesses, such as a cold or allergies, so be sure to check with your doctor first.
I haven’t gotten my flu shot yet. Should I still do that?
It’s been a mild flu season so far, but don’t let that fool you! There have been stay-at-home orders and fewer people congregating, limiting that virus’ spread. But the flu can show up unexpectedly. If you are getting your COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll have to wait on your flu shot. The CDC recommends giving yourself 14 days between the first dose and the flu shot. As always, you should check with your doctor first.
I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?
The CDC recommends that persons who have fully recovered from having COVID be vaccinated. If you received treatment for COVID with convalescent serum or monoclonal antibodies, it’s recommended you wait at least 90 days before getting the vaccine. And, of courses, check with your doctor first.
I can’t get the vaccine right now. What can I do to be safe?
You’ve heard it before, but it’s worth repeating: Wear a face mask in public, keep distance from others, and wash your hands often. Avoid any crowded places or areas with poor air circulation. Remember, these guidelines should continue even after vaccination. We cannot let our guards down.
As mentioned several times, check in with your doctor before getting the vaccine. Your primary-care physician can help answer questions specific to your health needs, and together, you can come up with the best plan for you.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Feb. 4: Turkey chili, cornbread, and green beans with pimentos; applesauce; ham-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus three-bean salad.
Friday, Feb. 5: Oven-baked breaded fish with tarter sauce, rice pilaf, and peas and carrots; fresh banana; veggie pasta salad with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onions and dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, Feb. 8: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, mashed sweet potatoes and creamed spinach; Waldorf salad; tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad.
Tuesday, Feb. 9: Tuna-noodle casserole, seasoned carrots and Brussels sprouts; chocolate cake; entrée Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, Feb. 10: Lemon-pepper chicken breast, brown and wild rice, and green bean almandine; mandarin oranges; roast beef-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus tricolor pasta salad.
Balance & Stability Class
A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on Zoom. Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts at around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 and is available on youtube.com.
Join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the meeting ID is 849 8252 2530.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting Feb. 16, the Alzheimer’s Family Center (AFC) offers its five-week Mind Booster series every Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. A variety of experts will give information on how to stay cognitively healthy despite the rigors of stay-at-home orders and the isolation they bring.
The schedule is as follows:
Feb. 16: Dr. Joey Gee, neurologist
Feb. 23: Dr. Nasira Burkeholder-Cooley, nutritionist
March 2: Dr. Cheryl Alvarez, psychologist
March 9: Fay Blix, elder law attorney
March 16: Patrick Wallis, AFC activities director
The series was available at a cost last year, and the program filled to capacity, but this month, classes will be via Zoom and free. Register by emailing email@example.com or calling (714) 593-9630.
Leisure World Blood Drive
On Friday, Feb. 12, there will be a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Health Care Center. To make an appointment, call Lisa Love at (909) 282-6685.
Arts & Leisure
Bernie Sanders goes viral at LW and worldwide
Merriam Webster defines the word “meme” as “an amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.”
Longtime Facebook users will recognize the split image of a distraught woman pointing at a poised cat, or the father and son from the TV series “American Chopper,” Paul Teutul Sr. and Jr., yelling at each other, the text surrounding them often referencing current events in pop culture.
The latest viral meme centers on Bernie Sanders, who bundled up for the 2021 presidential inauguration and sat with his arms crossed, his handmade wool mittens prominently displayed. The Vermont senator has been Photoshopped into a number of scenarios, his image traversing the globe and even crossing political lines. Memes of him became so popular that Sanders’ team put it on merchandise and raised $1.8 million for national charities.
GRF President Susan Hopewell shared the image (above right) of what could have happened if Sanders sat near where a polar bear might find him. And LW Weekly’s Katya Lukina imagined the senator might someday take his lunch break in the Amphitheater. (He might enjoy the warmer weather here.)
Perhaps you’ve seen Sanders out and about, too. Or maybe there’s have another meme that always brings a smile to your face. Send your favorite memes (ones you’ve seen or originals) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and LW Weekly will print them in future issues.
Out and About
Rare teal toad spotted in Mutual 10
Intrepid adventurer Jim Schneiderman of Mutual 3 recently reported another sighting of a rare critter in Leisure World.
“I was out for a cool and blustery walk. . . . Some late-hanging holiday lights drew me like magic to a patio in Mutual 10,” he recalls. “As I was glowing in the greens, reds and blues, I heard the unmistakable sound of an old-time coffee percolator. My mind raced back to my mother’s 1950s Midwest kitchen, but my eyes stayed focused on the flower bed. Then, I spied her—a gigantic teal toad. This unusual animal is usually only seen in the swamps around Washington, D.C. They exist mostly on a diet of rabbits, squirrels and ramen, which may be what attracted this one to Leisure World. Sadly, they were hunted nearly to extinction during World War II when, due to a minor error of diction, the U. S. Army ordered a million pairs of teal toad shoes.”
Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium reopens outdoor areas
Less than a week after Southern California’s stay-at-home order was lifted, the Aquarium of the Pacific reopened its outdoor exhibits to the public on Jan. 30. Visitors to the Long Beach institution pay a discounted admission price to touch sharks, rays and sea jellies; visit penguins, seals and otters; and feed lorikeets.
Since the first stay-at-home order, the Aquarium has looked for ways to offer programs to the public virtually. Though it will continue to host speakers and presentations, as well as festivals, through its Online Academy, the Aquarium has implemented numerous safety guidelines so that guests can visit the outdoor areas comfortably.
Reservations are required, as attendance is limited. Masks are mandatory for everyone age 2 and older, and numerous hand-sanitizing stations are available. Temperature checks are done at the entrance. A timed visit costs $19 for adults and children older than 3.
Among the marine life now available to view are the archerfish, which can shoot water out of their mouths, and the shovelnose guitarfish, rays that blend into their sandy surroundings. Open exhibits include “Our Water Future,” which discusses the importance of fresh water and how to conserve it; “The Southern California Steelhead Story,” in which a local fish changes its body to live in both freshwater rivers and the ocean; and the Molina Animal Care Center, where Aquarium staff demonstrate how they care for the animals.
Tickets and more information are available at aquariumofpacific.org or by calling (562) 590-3100.
Technology Classes by Miryam
Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are held every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. Topics change each session, all of which are closed captioned. For an invitation, email Fernandez at email@example.com. If you need help setting up a microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins. Registration is required at least 24 hours prior.
Feb. 16: How to Clean Up Your Gmail Inbox
March 2: Beginning Zoom and Closed Captions
March 16: Basic Privacy and Security on the Internet
March 30: Facebook (Continued)
Important Reminder: Apple, Microsoft, IRS, Social Security, etc., will never contact you by phone, text or email. If there’s a problem with your account, they will shut you down until you contact them.
Men’s Golf League
A golfer’s refresher on etiquette and ‘ready play’
By Dave LaCascia
Since we are back to playing golf on our newly renamed Turtle Lake Golf Course, now is a good time to refresh ourselves on golf etiquette as is practiced everywhere golf is played.
Silence is golden. As a courtesy, do not move or make noise when a fellow player is up to tee off or putt. Stay quiet for the duration. Put your cell phone on silent mode or leave it behind.
Take your time—but not too much. Try to not take too long before you get on with it. Take 30 to 45 seconds to check your lie, select your club, plan your shot, take a practice swing, and then hit the ball.
Don’t lose your cool. If you find your sense of frustration rising while playing the game, take a few seconds to breathe and realize it’s not that bad. It’s a beautiful day, and you’re playing a game with friends—and that’s something to smile about.
Watch where you stand. Do not walk in another player’s putting line. If you happen to be close enough, ask if you may mark a ball for your fellow player.
Respect the greens. Try to repair any damage caused by the ball landing or from the spikes on your shoes. It’s just the right thing to do. If you see another one, fix that one, too.
Be on time, and check in promptly. Lateness will affect everyone playing behind you. This is completely under your control and should not take place except for emergencies.
Don’t stand behind a player who is hitting. This applies to the tee box, fairways and on the greens.
Play “Ready Golf.” This does not always mean hit when you’re ready, but rather be ready when it’s your turn. When playing with friends or regular golf buddies, Ready Golf can mean hit if you’re ready, even if the individual who should be hitting is not or cannot and there is no safety issue. This is especially true on greens or when someone is searching for a ball.
Keep up the pace. Slow play is hated by every golfer. Don’t lag behind the group in front.
Ways to speed up play include
• Play Ready Golf (see above).
• Concede a short putt you know the golfer should make.
• Don’t use the most rearward tees if you’re not long hitters.
• Keep an eye on other players’ balls.
• Promptly leave the green and proceed to the next tee.
• If your group is lagging, but the next tee is open and the fairway is clear, the players who finish on the green should proceed to next hole and tee off.
Play safely. Make sure the area where your shot should land is clear. Let greens and fringes clear before hitting approach shots. Your playing partners should be scanning the fairway and adjacent rough for golfers who wander onto or toward your fairway while you or another golfer is teeing off or playing from the fairway onto the green.
FORE! Since we’ve all hit a bad shot, remember to yell “Fore!” and add “Right!” or “Left!” in congested areas. If you end up on an adjacent fairway, etiquette says the approaching golfers have the right of way on hitting.
GRF director’s cardboard creation wins award
By Patty Marsters
Carol Levine has always been an artist. “I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t scribbling, drawing or doodling something,” she says.
The GRF director from Mutual 10 and longtime Leisure World Art League member has painted with watercolors and sculpted with clay and even, once, marble, but LW’s recent Cool Creations Cardboard Contest inspired her to try something new. “This was my first time using cardboard,” Levine says. “It holds its shape better than clay.”
Among the creations displayed in the roundabout by the LW Library last month was Levine’s dog-and-squirrel combo. A playful pup, his red tongue lolling out, peers at a bushy squirrel descending a tree; hidden on the other side of the trunk was a lizard and a fuzzy mouse. It was a scene of corrugated joy and wonder.
But LWers weren’t the only ones who were given the opportunity to judge this beauty. Levine, a member of the Huntington Beach Art League, saw a call for submissions to a virtual contest in the league’s newsletter. She’d entered the group’s contests before, mostly paintings, she says. And while she waited for the mid-January submission date for LW’s contest, she posted photos of her cardboard creation to the HB Art League’s Facebook group. According to The Mixed Media, the league newsletter, 35 artists posted 75 entries to its monthly contest, and Levine’s work “garnered a record 40-plus ‘likes.’”
It was also, notably, the first time a three-dimensional piece had been entered in the group’s online shows.
The votes netted Levine a Viewers’ Choice Award, as well as a gift card to Art Supply Warehouse.
Though she initially wanted to coat her creation with wax, then take it to a foundry to be bronzed (“But that was outside my budget,” she says, laughing), she ended up parting with the perky pup part of the work. “Someone in the Huntington Beach Art League asked me how much I want for it,” she recalls with a chuckle, “and I said, ‘Make me an offer!’”
During the pandemic, she has kept busy with other projects, including a couple of commissioned pet portraits for her neighbors. “Art is my thing,” she says.
LW looks forward to whatever she creates next.
Lobster truck draws crowd
Cousins Maine Lobster Truck made its LW Grab ’n’ Go debut on Jan. 27 to the delight of hungry LWers, who braved the chill and queued all the way around Clubhouse 6 to Golden Rain Road. Some people mentioned waiting more than an hour because of the demand for the traditional lobster rolls, each of which cost about $17.
Video Producers Zoom Meetings
The Video Producers Club offers free, weekly Zoom classes, as well as a social opportunity.
Classes are as follows:
• Monday, 2 p.m.: Zoom class for iPad and Mac users hosted by Fred Carpenter. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wednesday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ Zoom class for Windows and Android users with Charlie Guggino. For an invite to this class, email email@example.com.
• Thursday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ and Intermediate Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with host Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to his class, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: The one-hour Zoom Party Social, hosted by Valentinetti, is open to all residents. For an invite, email email@example.com.
• Monday, March 1, 10 a.m.: Bob Cohen hosts a monthly Tech Talk, focusing on a variety of topics. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Zoom invitation. Subscribe to his free newsletter, which features links to videos, articles and free live meetings, at http://bit.ly/bobologynewsletter.
Grab ’n’ Go Meals
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212.
• Friday: Katella Deli—deli favorites, appetizers, salads, hot entrées; specials of the day available onsite, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611, or order online at www.katellabakery.com.
• Saturday: Naples Rib Co.—barbecue, salads, sandwiches; 2-4 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 439-RIBS. Order ahead at www.ribcompany.com/LW for faster service.
• Sunday: Italian Burgers and Grill Food Truck—Burgers, sausage, chicken, steak and loaded fries, all with an Italian accent, 3:30-5:30 p.m., PayPal/checks/cash/cards. See the full menu at www.bestfoodtrucks.com/restaurants/pizzini/trucks/italian-burger-grill/menu. Preorders accepted via email to email@example.com or text to (424) 299-6291; make sure to specify you are ordering for Leisure World.
• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck—chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. To preorder, go to www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696; mention LWSB when ordering.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.
• Wednesday: Messi Burgers—burgers, sausage, chicken, wings, fries and more, 4-6 p.m., cash/cards. For a full menu, go to messiburgers.com. Preorder online or via text at (714) 793-7369; be sure to indicate you are ordering for LW.
All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. Masks and 6-foot social distancing required and strictly enforced. For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Vendors are subject to change. Sign up for LW Live at https://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.
Without barres or pointy shoes, get an aerobic workout that includes balance and strength training. Dancers will also warm up, stretch and cool down with music. All are welcome every Tuesday at Veterans Plaza from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Dress comfortably, preferably in layers, and wear gym shoes because of the unforgiving cement floor. Face coverings and social distancing are required. For more information, call (562) 252-9676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn about the concept of feng shui. “Let’s Put Our Affairs in Order and Organize!” will concentrate on the art of placement and how it may change lives. New and previous members, as well as any curious shareholders, are welcome to join. Email email@example.com to be placed on a mailing list for future workshops, as well as updates to the club’s calendar of activities, Zoom meetings and HomeWorks.
Hui O Hula
Learn to dance Hawaiian-style to tropical music. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Dress in comfortable shoes and attire to join Hui O Hula at Veterans Plaza every Thursday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Face coverings and social distancing are required. For class information, call (562) 431-2242 or text (562) 248-4413.
LW Walking Trails
Regular brisk walking can help people maintain a healthy weight; prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes; strengthen bones and muscles; and improve mood, balance and coordination. The Recreation Department has a Leisure World Walking Trails brochure featuring seven measured trails throughout the community. Stop by the Downtown Café and pick one up. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Radio Service Users
Calling all Family Radio Service Users in Leisure World: The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate.
The call-in time is 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then call in stating your first name, last name initial and mutual number. Remember to press the side button to speak, then release when finished.
For more instruction on the use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at email@example.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
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Lean about elder awareness and empowering your community
Cindy Tostado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Golden Rain Foundation as the Member Resource & Assistance Liaison since 2015. She provides supportive services to the Mutual Corporations and individual members in the Leisure World Seal Beach community.
Cynthia will be speaking about her role in the Leisure World community and her commitment to improving the quality of life for the residents.
Cindy Tostado graduated with her Master’s of Social Work from California State University Long Beach and became licensed in 2016. She has spent the majority of her career with older adults and hospice services. Cindy’s passion is to help support and guide older adults and families towards understanding options for care and support.
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982089743?pwd=UGR3RlZRaUJmWmlSNE9KdTdNMUh3QT09. The meeting ID is 849 8208 9743, and the passcode is 508742. All shareholders are welcome to join the meeting.
If you would like to get a Zoom link by email, please text your name and Mutual along with email address to (562) 301-5339 by no later than Thursday at 5 p.m.
In month of February, club will have four speakers Zoom presentation including Cynthia Tostado on 5th ; on 12th, 3 doctors from Boston Science, Dr. Medhat Mikhael, the chief of the Pain Medicine department at Hoag Memorial Hospital and Orange Coast Memorial hospital, Dr. Iqbal is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine, Dr. Wong double board certified, fellowship trained Physiatrist and Pain Management physician; on 19th,Charity Koff, Practice Manager of Optumcare Medical Group ; on 26th Leyla Ali, Pharmacist and Author of “Off Balance” will be the speaker
The Sunshine Club often has LW leaders come to meetings to introduce their organizations to the group. It also invites a wide variety of specialists from outside to share their experiences and ideas with club members.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Senior Peace Club
Club’s discussion on White Privilege and Racism Continues
By Nancy Goldstein
The Senior Peace Club’s next meeting will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. The group will continue discussing the topic of race, the unfinished business of our time. A YouTube video with Robin DiAngelo titled “Deconstructing White Privilege” will be viewed and discussed during the meeting as well.
DiAngelo received her PhD in multicultural education from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2004. Currently, she is an Affiliate Associate Professor of Education at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her area of research is in whiteness studies and critical discourse analysis, tracing how whiteness is reproduced in everyday narratives. She has numerous publications and books, including “Is Everybody Really Equal?” and “An Introduction to Key Concepts in Critical Social Justice Education,” which was co-written with Özlem Sensoy. In 2011, she coined the term “White Fragility in an academic article which influenced the international dialogue on race. Her book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism” was released in June 2018 and debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List where it remained for 85 weeks.
Dr. DiAngelo has been a consultant, educator and facilitator for over 20 years on issues of racial and social justice and has worked with a wide-range of organizations including private, nonprofit and governmental. She says she grew up poor and white. While her class oppression has been relatively visible to her, her race privilege has not. In her efforts to uncover how race shaped her life, she gained deeper insight by placing race in the center of her analysis and asking how each of her other group locations have socialized her to collude with racism. She now makes the distinction that she grew up poor and white, for her experience of poverty would have been different had she not been white.
There are three options to join in the meeting:
1. Type the link into the web browser. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86896188281?pwd=M0dCeklMR0dGdXBZZnJKNEg0RGo3UT09.
2. Go to www.zoom.com, click “join a meeting” which will be in blue at the top of the webpage, and enter the Zoom ID number: 868 9618 8281. When prompted, enter password: 667699 and then “launch meeting”
3. Join the meeting by telephone (audio only) by calling (669) 900-6833. When asked, enter the ID number 86896188281.
For more information, call Don Koepke at 9562) 330-3397.
Pick up bread and other sweets at next Tuesday’s farmers market
By Ellen Brannigan
Old town bakery is the home of world famous Sourdough Miner’s Bread. My favorite is Vegetable Medley bread where you can actually see carrots, peppers and other veggies baked in the dough. Cinnamon raisin is great also.
“Scotty” Williams has driven 70 miles from Rancho Cucamonga for many years to set up his tasty lemon, chocolate, and other sweet breads. The Carrot cake is excellent. He also carries individual cookies, cupcakes and muffins for a quick snack.
Summers he works at Big Bear. Scotty will sing for you as you shop!
Visit the Old Town Bakery table and enjoy their bakery goods every Tuesday morning from 9 am to 1 pm, rain or shine, at Seal Beach Village. near Carls Jr. There are many other vendors: honey, fresh vegetables, colorful fruits, tasty tamales, eggs, peanuts, jerky and other healthy locally grown produce.
The Chess Club publishes weekly puzzles to keep the love of the game alive since members can no longer meet to play in person.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first. Any answer by black, the white’s thirdd move is checkmate.
Solution to this week’s puzzle is first move Qf7. The white Queen moves from F7 to Q7.
By Mary Larson
Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate for election to the Orange County Board of Supervisors, was the keynote speaker at the LW Democratic Club’s January membership meeting. She began her presentation by outlining how the current COVID-19 pandemic was personally affecting her family. Club members on the Zoom call instantly identified with the mayor as she talked about how the members of her four-generation household (including her mother and 94-year-old grandmother) were taking measures to protect themselves from exposure to the virus. She followed this very personal account with a review of what she would do as a Board member in overseeing the County’s response to the pandemic.
As mayor of Costa Mesa, Foley has established lasting relationships at the city, county, state and federal level. She is committed to bringing these attributes to bear at the county level. During the meeting, she indicated that one of her special concerns centered around the mental health problems associated with the current pandemic. She shared that the Board of Supervisors has approximately $600 million earmarked for mental health that they are not releasing. The County is required to hold 1 years’ worth of these funds supplied by the State in reserve but have instead decided to hold back 3 years of expenditure for what they call economic prudence. At a time when so many are suffering mental health problems due to the pandemic and other factors, Mayor Foley feels it would be appropriate to immediately release some of these funds for the purpose for which they were intended. She is committed to explore this issue if elected.
In addition to Mayor Foley, there are three Republican men and one woman who is registered as a Democrat seeking to replace Michelle Steel as our District 2 representative on the Board of Supervisors in the March 9th election. The Republicans are: John Moorlach, who lost reelection to a state Senate seat in November; Newport Beach Councilman Kevin Muldoon who is a former prosecutor; and Fountain Valley Mayor Michael Vo whose Facebook posting indicates he is a strong supporter of ex-president Trump. Janet Rappaport, the only other Democrat running in this non-partisan race, has not responded to requests for information but she does now have a website supporting her campaign.
For more information about how to be involved in this upcoming special election, readers are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Democrat or a supporter of Democratic principles and want to know more about our Club, subscribe to our electronic newsletter at no cost. Email the editor, Mary Larson, at the above email address or call 562-296-8521. Please remember to include your full contact information.
The Leisure Democratic Club always welcomes new members and friends.
Please join or renew your membership before the end of January if at all possible. Both new and renewal 2021 membership forms are available by phoning 562- 431-7275 or by going on-line at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com/democratic-club-membership-2/.
By Brian Harmon
The top priorities of the LW Republican are the election of John Moorlach as County Supervisor and the recall of Governor Gavin Newsom.
John Moorlach has been endorsed by the OC Republican Party and the OC Register. There are two other Republicans in the race, so the party endorsement is significant.
The Orange County Register endorsement is significant also.
Since the Register is not Republican or Democratic, their endorsement could lead independent voters, and possibly a few Democrats to weigh its opinion in their decision of who to vote for.
The Register does not always endorse Republican candidates. For example, they endorsed Democrat Harley Rouda over Michelle Steel.
The Register cited Rouda’s support for a federal law legalizing marijuana. Currently each state decides for itself, but marijuana is still illegal under federal law. The Register editorial staff members were also encouraged by his attitude toward police.
The Register editorial staff has been libertarian even before there was a Libertarian Party. Libertarians believe that the power of the state is the biggest threat to freedom and that the police are one of the arms of the state which needs to be watched carefully.
Also, the Register complimented Moorlach on being one of the brightest people in state government. This is not the sort of thing they would normally say about a politician of either party. Moorlach is respected nationally as an expert on government finance, especially as it concerns bankruptcy issues.
But the best news ever for the Republican Club and Republican Party this year is that former President Trump has disavowed two Patriot Parties, one formed in Texas and another in Georgia.
Virtually all analysts agree that such a party would probably destroy the GOP as an effective force by siphoning away many, if not most, of his supporters.
According to the San Antonia Express-News, Trump said that neither he nor his PAC, Donald J. Trump for President (DJTFP), would endorse the new parties, and that he disavowed their support.
The Trump campaign’s statement to the FEC said, “DJTFP is placing this disavowal notice on the public record out of concern for confusion among the public, which may have been led to believe that the Patriot Party’s activities have been authorized by Mr. Trump or DJTFP — or that contributions made to this unauthorized committee are being made to DJTFP—when that is not true.”
The Trump campaign repudiated one effort called the MAGA Patriot Party, founded by official papers being filed in Texas by James Davis, a Florida resident , and a Patriot Party in Georgia, according to the Express-News article.
According to the New York Times, Trump had previously “floated the idea” of starting a Patriot Party after the Washington D.C. riots, because a few Republican lawmakers withdrew their support from Trump.
In other good news for the LW GOP Club and other Republicans, according to the Sacramento Bee, “The California Republican Party has seized on the support for the recall (of Governor Newsom) as evidence of Newsom’s failures. On Monday, when Newsom lifted the stay-at-home orders, party chair Jessica Patterson tweeted that the decision was fueled by his fear of recall,” the Bee said.
“This Governor’s decisions have never been based on science,” she wrote. “Him re-opening our state is not an attempt to help working Californians, but rather an attempt to counter the Recall Movement. It’s sad and pathetic.”
No recall or other ballot initiative has ever made it onto the ballot without massive financial support. Support from the state Republican Party, along with other major backers has made the prospect of a recall of Governor Newsome a more credible threat. So far, all of the signature gathering has been done by volunteers, but extra help will be provided by professional signature gatherers now that funding is available. The volunteer efforts of our club and others will continue at “full speed ahead.”
Since the club booth will only be open only at limited times, those who wish to register to vote, sign the recall petitions, join the LW Republican Club, get on our mailing list or get additional information about John Moorlach or the recall, contact the president at email@example.com.
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Helyn Ruth Edwards
Helyn Ruth Edwards received her heavenly homecoming on November 25, 2020. Helyn was born in Detroit, MI to Leonard and Ruth Johnson on May 15, 1927
She and Robert Edwards met in high school, and following graduation, were married July 9, 1945.
Robert joined the U.S. Navy. They lived in various places, even the Philippines, before settling in Long Beach CA. She and Robert loved traveling in their motor home in the states, including Alaska, and also Australia and New Zealand. Helyn was an accomplished seamstress, made greeting cards for many years, and enjoyed cribbage and table games. She and Robert lived in Leisure World, Seal Beach, CA for 25 years before moving to Auburn, CA in 2018 to be near family
She was preceded in death by her parents, and son-in-law Brent Bailey.
Helyn is survived by her husband, daughters Sandi (Timothy) Frick and Willi Bailey, and son Steven Edwards; grandchildren Jennifer (Tim) Marquardt, Emily (Jim) Horacek, Bethanie (Brian) Westgate, Matthew Frick, Justin (Candis) Bailey, Christina Bailey; and seventeen great-grandchildren.
A service of remembrance will be held at a later date. Memorials may be given to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod World Relief.
Santiago Rivera 76
Lory Villagas 81
Juanita Salazar 77
Andres Pulido 55
Ana Mejia 84
Charles Crocket 57
Randy Mikes 59
Jesus Ontiveros-Santos 94
Arturo Herrera 55
Carole Kaplan 79
Elida Diaz Nazaro 79
Elizabeth Flood 99
Alma Rangel 58
Jose Alvarez 57
Mildred Collins 94
Michael Valenti 65
Juno Roberts 71
Sheldon Young 60
Jane Watson 89
Families assisted by
Religion, pages 16-20
By Johan Dodge
As I write this, we have begun to receive vaccines in the community, and there is still a ways to go before everyone is vaccinated. In my own home, my wife is recovering from a blessedly mild case, and my children and I have thus far been spared—although we have had our scares and testing. Now there are reports of new variants of the virus, and we are in a race against time to get people vaccinated. There is a light at the end of the tunnel in the summer or fall, but that time table may be pushed back if we are waiting for booster shots to contain the new variants, which, blessedly, are already in development.
In the midst of it all, we will read Gospel of Mark this week and see the accounts of Jesus healing people with fevers–who are understood to be possessed by demons. To be clear, there are dark forces that possess us, that play on our fears and turn us against one another and God’s creation. But there is also the light of Jesus, who is the love of God for all of creation. And so this week, in the midst of the darkness–with the storms raging around us–look for Jesus. Look for Jesus not in the church building, but in the church body. The body of Jesus is you, your neighbors, your friends and your family. The body of Jesus lives now, even in this moment, to drive out the demonic forces of darkness that would seek to control us. Amidst this darkness, seek the light of God’s divine love and truth.
Join Community Church on Sundays for worship at 9:50 a.m. on Facebook live @communitychurchleisureworld.
There will be a worship service on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. on Zoom and Facebook. A Lenten resource is available in the church office with daily Scripture and weekly prayers. Contact the church office to have one sent to you, or you can pick up a copy at the office.
To join the virtual fellowship, call the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who don’t have a computer or Facebook can call (562) 431-2503 and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening.
If you are in need without another way to address it, call the church office to leave a direct message at (562) 431-2503.\
First Christian Church
By Bruce Humes
“Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp; make melody to him with an instrument of 10 strings. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy” (Psalm 33:1-3).
The righteous and upright are to rejoice, make music, sing a new song and shout for joy to the Lord, but why? Let’s look at verses 4-5 for the answer: “For the word of the Lord is right, and all his work is done in truth. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his goodness.” The psalmist recognizes four things of the Lord: his word is right, his work is truth, he loves righteousness and justice, and earth is full of his goodness. When we recognize these things of the Lord, we are compelled to respond just as the psalmist did.
“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; he lays up the deep in storehouses” (verses 6-7). The psalmist recognizes three more things: the Lord is the creator of all things, he is the source of life, and he controls all elements of his creation.
So, there are seven things the psalmist rejoices over and prompt him to make music. But look at what he writes in verses 8-9: “Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him, for he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” The psalmist now calls on all the earth to stand in awe of the creator God, for he spoke, and it was done.
In verses 10-11, the psalmist writes of the sovereignty of God.“The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he makes the plans of the people of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.” The Lord in his sovereignty controls all human counsel, advice and planning, and his counsel and plans stand forever.
Let’s finish up with verse 12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he has chosen as an inheritance.” The psalmist makes a statement: “Blessed is the nation that recognizes God is Lord. That he is sovereign over that which he created, and the nations that stand in awe of and recognize this will be blessed.”
If you want to speak to someone at the church or have a need, call the church office at (562) 431-8810. Leave a message, and someone will return your call.
Assembly of God
By Sheryl Franco
We have a very special 2-year-old in our family right now. She is quickly coming into her own as a vibrant, dynamic little girl and shedding everything “baby” about her. One of the most typical behaviors of a 2-year-old is the budding concept of possession, of realizing that certain things are “mine.” She freely claims her toys, food, clothes, books, chair and territory. Never mind that she hasn’t worked a day in her brief life to pay for what she claims as her own. She knows it’s hers because Daddy and Mommy gave it to her and told her that it’s hers.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to experience that kind of abundance, the peace of knowing we were so well-cared-for that our every physical, social, emotional and spiritual need was met? Here is some good news: We can experience that assurance in our lives every day. God gives in abundance. It is his nature to be generous and give good things to those who put their trust in him.
The fourth week in the “Promises of God” series looks at the promise of an abundant life, found in John 10:10. That’s why Jesus came, so that we can have abundant life. Opulent wealth is not guaranteed, but the things that prosper our spiritual well-being are. Psalm 37:11, Proverbs 3:10, Romans 15:13 and John 1:16 are a few Scriptures that speak of God’s promise of abundance. There is no lack in God’s kingdom. His will is to provide for his people well. God’s grace is sufficient.
Pastor Chuck Franco and your friends at Leisure World Assembly of God look forward to meeting together again in the Amphitheater on Sunday morning at 11. Face coverings, and maintaining physical distance are required, but there will be no restrictions enforced on abundant joy and gratitude for God’s continued blessing and goodness.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
By Jim Greer
On Jan. 24, a virtual Stake Conference convened under the direction of Area 70, Elder Mark A. Mortensen and General Authority 70 Elder Devn Cornish.The conference reorganized the stake presidency, released Emerson Fersch and his counselors, and then sustained President Nate Fernley as president of the Long Beach California East Stake, with Roland Spongberg and Chad Donvito as counselors.
In his final address, Fersch recounted Jesus’ journey from Judea to Galilee by way of Samaria. Traveling through Samaria was a deliberate variance from Jewish custom that forbade interaction with Samaritans. But in his mercy, Jesus stopped at Jacob’s well, where he met a Samaritan woman.
In addressing the woman, he set aside convention and asked her to draw water for him. To which she replied, “How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria?” The savior replied, “If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, ‘Give me to drink,’ thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”
Continuing his conversation with the woman, the Lord further testified, “Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” The faithful Samaritan woman then requested of the Lord, “Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not.”
During their conversation, Jesus told her of events in her life that no other person could know. His knowledge of her past and her familiarity with the scriptures confirmed that he was, in fact, a prophet. She confessed, “I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.” To which Jesus replied, “I that speak unto thee am he.”
“The first time the Lord acknowledged himself to be the Christ, it was to a Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well,” said Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “And, hearing this, she hurriedly returned to her village and shared the good news. Upon hearing her report, villagers quickly went to the well where Jesus again revealed his true identity. To which they declared, ‘Now we believe, for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the savior of the world.’”
This incident reveals:
1. In time, all Scripture will be fulfilled.
2. God’s enduring love for all of his children.
3. Christ rejects the cruel stigmas and burdens that societies place on groups and individuals.
Emphasizing these points, President Russell M. Nelson stated, “a fundamental doctrine and heartfelt conviction of our religion is that all people are God’s children. We truly believe that we are brothers and sisters—all part of the same divine family.” Also, “the true brotherhood of man and the true sisterhood of women…inspires us with passionate desire to build bridges of cooperation instead of walls of segregation.”
Beit HaLev’s Coffee Chavurah on Zoom will celebrate the Sabbath evening on Friday, Feb. 5, at 5:30 followed by the evening service at 6. Service begins on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Coffee Chavurah. To join on Zoom, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.
Beit HaLev continues to livestream on Facebook as well. To attend, go to Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website at Facebook.com/galityomtov.
Beit HaLev’s prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” are shared onscreen on both Zoom and Facebook.
The core of this week’s Torah reading, “B’Shalach” (Pharaoh, let the people go) from Exodus 14:15-16:10, is the “Song at the Sea.” Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to leave Egypt following the 10th plague, the death of the firstborn, which took the life of his own son. God once more “hardened Pharaoh’s heart,” and the Egyptian army, led by the furious ruler, pursues the former slaves, trapping them between their forces and the Red Sea. The Divine parted the sea, allowing the Israelites to cross on dry land between two walls of water.Once they has safely crossed to the other side, the sea crashed down upon the Egyptians, drowning all, men, horses and chariots. The song the Israelites sang in thanks to their God is chanted in a different melodic trope than the traditional one, giving the “Song at the Sea” an even more special feeling.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing and to hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.
Zoom classes for beginning Hebrew and Pirke Avot will begin in February. Classes have been delayed due to the postponement of Rabbi Galit Shirah’s cataract surgery. For information, contact the rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or email@example.com
Rabbi Karen Isenberg will stream services on Friday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m, and Saturday, Feb. 6, at 9:30 a.m., via Zoom.
New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice beforehand can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128; the meeting ID is 375 251 9429.
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.
Sandy Gaffner will host a game of Scattergories via Zoom on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 4 p.m. Those who want to play should email Jeff ahead of time so he can send a Zoom invitation. Make sure to have a pencil and piece of paper ready.
Congregation Sholom is making Hamantaschen online this year. Kits of dough and filling that are ready to shape, fill and bake are availabe to those interested. You can deliver some to your Jewish neighbors or have a volunteer pick up what you do not eat to use as Mishloach manot to the rest of Congregation Sholom. The recipe is Pareve. You will need to make an egg wash and have baking trays available. Pick up your kit at Carol Levine’s house on Tuesday, Feb. 23, or request it to be delivered.
Participants will learn how to roll out the dough; cut with a glass; and fill, shape and seal them so they do not leak out while baking.Make sure to wear the gloves in the kit and a mask while baking.
Learn the tricks of shaping and sealing Hamantaschen on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Use the same Zoom code that is used for weekly services.
Purim starts at sundown on Thursday, Feb. 25. Congregation Sholom will join the Orange County congregations for a special Megillah reading on Zoom.
RSVP to Ruth Hermann at (562) 430-3107 or email@example.com as soon as possible so that there is enough supplies for everyone. Gluten-free requests are also available. The recipe, including dairy-, gluten-, and sugar-free versions, will be in the News & Nachas for those who want to make more.
Call Ron Yaffee at (562) 430-7040 to participate in the weekly livestreamed services.
Faith Christian Assembly
Faith Christian Assembly takes part in the sacrament of the Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Jesus commanded Christians in 1 Corinthians 11:25 that “As often as you drink from it, keep doing this in memory of me.” Pastor Vaughn gives valuable insights into Communion each month. This a special time for all members. You don’t have to be a member to participate in Communion, as long as you have accepted Christ as your savior.
Out of an abundance of caution, all who attend services or events at Faith Christian Assembly will have their temperature taken at the door, be required to wear a mask before and after service, and have to sit socially distant from others. Those who are ill should remain at home.
Due to COVID-19, Faith Christian Assembly is not having all of its regular ministries at this time. Call the church office for the most updated information on midweek Bible study, which is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and the weekly Grief Share meeting.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.
By Rolland Coburn
Luke 4:14-30 records Jesus telling his mission to his hometown, clearly showing he was God’s anointed savior at age 30.
Following Jesus’ baptism, the baptizer said, “He who sent me to baptize identified the Messiah as he on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, and I have seen and testify that Jesus is the Son of God” (John 1:33-34). Jesus returned to Galilee in the spirit’s power, and news about him spread. He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
Jesus had come home to share the message of salvation. In Nazareth, where he grew up, he went to synagogue on the Sabbath, stood up to read from the Isaiah scroll: “The spirit of the Lord is upon me because he anointed me to proclaim the Gospel to poor people. He sent me to proclaim liberation to captives and sight to blind people, to set free the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” All eyes were fastened on him. “Today, this Scripture is fulfilled,” he said, referring to himself as God’s promised one.
Jesus explained his countrymen’s need for faith. He retold the stories of prophets Elijah and Elisha, whose word brought people salvation, but fell on unbelieving ears in Israel.
Jesus said to them, “No doubt you will quote me this saying: ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard happened in Capernaum, do also here in your hometown.” He knew they wanted signs. “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that many widows were in Israel in Elijah’s time, during the three-and-a-half-year famine. Yet Elijah was sent to none but to a widow in Zarephath in Sidon. And many in Israel had leprosy in Elisha the prophet’s time, yet none was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”
Everyone in synagogue was enraged at Jesus’ call for their faith and forced him out to the cliff to throw him to his death. Isaiah 53 said the messiah would face rejection and hostility.
Besides ultimate victory for God’s anointed, he manifests his glory in the long-suffering, as he has always done. Luke describes Jesus just passing through their midst and going his way. He does not wish any to perish, but all to come to repentance. Blessed are all who put their trust in him.
LW Baptist Church meets Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Amphitheater.
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time on Sunday, Feb. 7.
The First Reading is from 7:1-4, 6-7, and the Second Reading is 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23. The Gospel reading will be from Mark 1:29-39.
First Friday Devotion
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available First Friday at 9:15 a.m. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5.
The Year of
St. Joseph Hail
Pope Francis proclaims the 2021 liturgical year as the Year of St. Joseph Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. “To you God entrusted his only Son; in you, Mary placed her trust; with you, Christ became man.
“Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy, and courage, and defend us from every evil. Amen.
“Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.”
Exposition of the
“Our Lord is truly present: body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.” Holy Family will observe the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, Feb. 6, after 8:30 a.m. Mass, concluding with Holy Hour from 2-3 p.m.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe.
The church is now open to public entry and can return to its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 4 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
Those who attend must wear a mask or face shield, sit socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer upon entry into the building.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 07/01/21
Delivered to your door.
Sandy Vander Woudefikse.
(562) 618-8731. 03/04/21
Wanted female companion – Christian, warm and tender-hearted, affectionate, conservative, well-educated. Loves Tony Bennett & Frand Sinatra. Good conversationalist. Fine sense of humor. Please call 562-370-5656. 02/18
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling.
40+ yrs in LW.
LW DECOR INC
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
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.
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.
Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
Serving LW since 1999. 03/04/20
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 04/22
Affordable – Professional,
Licensed and Insured.
Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing,
cabinets. Senior discounts.
Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931.
License #1049257. 04/01
Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed.
LW Decor Inc.
LW DECOR INC.
40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262.
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988.
Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.04/15
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 03/11
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes.
Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-9906.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
Also batteries. 562-431-6859.
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 06/10/21
MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 07/01
Caregiver/live-in, 10+ years. Companionship, shopping/food prep., aid & bathing/dressing. Medication reminder, transportation needs. Registered w/the state. Lind 949-402-2319. License #7517105068. 02/11
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 03/25
Blue Horizon Private Home Care and Assisted Living. A trusted team of experienced homecare providers. Here at Blue Horizon we provide COVID Care, which includes picking up prescriptions, dropping clothes off at the cleaners, housekeeping and grocery shopping. Also we help with special needs, disability injury, assistance medication management and escorting to appointments. We have an affordable hourly rate, or flat fee rate for 24-Hour care. Contact us today at 323-548-0708 to provide the personal care that’s needed to fit your needs. License #BU22020391. 02/11
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 03/25
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Liensed by the state.
Gloria 949-371-7425. 04/15
Looking for a caregiver for independent, 81 yr.old female.
4 hours per day. Easy to care for. Call Gary 949-532-8850. 02/11
Cats/dogs, nail cutting, bathing. COVD-19 PPE safe.
Cell 562-544-9555 Karen. SB License #Jen0006. 02/04, 02/18
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 02/25/20
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 02/11
Stylish haircut at home. Countless clients w/referrals.
Gabriel 562-708-3170. License #B50551. 02/18
Yvonne from Phenix Salon is coming to your home for perms, color & cut. 714-855-8465. License K336138. 02/18
CALL PHIL AT
Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business
License #AB0001. 03/04
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 03/11
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 04/15
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE
We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A. Call 562-505-1613. 01/28
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 04/15
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as
nice as possible! 15 years of
experience, We can work with your
schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 04/15
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 05/20/21
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training,
Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 04/15
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 06/03
Cars. Trucks. Vans. SUVs.
Text or Call
Polite & Generous.
Very Fair Pricing.
OC Since 1987. 04/01
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call: 714-292-9124. 05/13/21
Jazzy scooter. Runs great. New battery. Cost $3,500 new. Sacrifice for $800. 562-296-8088. 02/11
BLUE PRIDE 3W SCOOTER w/ Charger & 2 storage baskets, swivel seat for easy access. $700 or offers.
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 02/18
Rides by Russ with a personal touch.
Airports, doctors, shopping and errands. 714-655-1544. 02/18
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.
2008 Honda CRV-LX. Gray, excellent condition inside & out, automatic transmission, non-smoker. Mileage 111,600. Price $6,800. 562-682-4775.
2010 Ford Escape SLT, like new, second owner, 6 cylinder, 57,200 miles, white, beige interior. Serviced every 3,000 miles. $10,000.
MOVING, HAULING &
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License
BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 03/11
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 03/11
Wanted someone with a 3D printer or knows someone who has one. firstname.lastname@example.org 02/11
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
New tricycle, never used. $450.
Teeter inversion table, like new. Excellent for posture & back. $150. 562-596-4888. 02/04
Homedics foot spa heated, shower chair, toilet booster/riser, disp. bed pads, Trundle bed – new.
Valentine’s Day is near! We have lamps, purses, hats and scarves. Yarn, candles, small frames w/meaningful sayings. Small jewelry boxes, Lane cabinet, wicker baskets, body wipes & pads. Call 562-843-6963. 02/04
VX-Power Slimplate $225, almost new. Artist Loft wood easel, brand new $65. 949-735-6811. 02/11
For sale: like new leather sofa, 2 lamps, 2 end tables, coffee table, side chair, recliner-rocker, twin bed w/stand, computer desk, queen comforter w/shams & matching lamp, 2 scooters. Call 562-341-0249 for appointment. 02/04
Free – black leather double recliner, 83” wide. 46” x 7 ft tall bookcase w/12 shelves. 562-386-6098. 02/04