July 22, 2021
Pool permits approved
The Orange County Health Care Agency approved final pool and spa permits July 15, and with the City of Seal Beach approvals received two weeks ago, pool construction can proceed full speed ahead.
The pool is now fully designed, and construction progress updates will be printed weekly and sent out via LW Live email alerts.
The painstaking approvals process will mean fewer expensive mid-construction change orders and a faster construction pace.
The facility will include a pool with five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area in a reconfigured space to maximize potential.
On June 6, 1962, Leisure World, Seal Beach, opened with a swimming and hot pool facility.
Over the next five-plus decades, the pool complex had an average of 124 people per day taking dips.
The pool has been closed since November 2019, when potentially catastropic defects were uncovered in the 1960s-era facility.
The project that started as a simple remodel soon morphed into a full-blown reconstruction in the name of safety.
The project coincided with the coronavirus epidemic, which has delayed construction, parts procurement and other facets of the job.
First in-person classes start next month
North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) and Leisure World Seal Beach are excited to welcome back new and returning students to in-person classes this August.
In-person class registration will be held Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-noon or until classes have filled.
All classes listed below are free, but residents may be asked to supply materials for art classes. The fall semester runs from mid-August through December. Mature Driver Improvement classes are one-day workshops.
• Senior Chorus, starts Aug. 16, Mondays, 10-11:50 a.m.
• Ceramics, starts Aug. 17, Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
• Ceramics, starts Aug. 19, Thursdays, 12:45-4:35 p.m.
• Painting, starts Aug. 17, Tuesdays, 1-2:50 p.m.
• Tone Chime Choir, Aug. 19, Thursdays, 10-11:50 a.m.
• Senior Topics—Personal Electronics, starts Aug. 20, Fridays, 10-11:50 a.m.
• Staying Mentally Sharp, starts Aug. 20, Fridays, noon-1:50 p.m.
• Mature Driver Improvment, Aug. 21, Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:20 p.m.
• Mature Driver Improvement, Nov. 20, Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:20 p.m.
To register for classes, residents will need to do one of two things, depending on their status:
• New students must pick up an application for admission at the LW Library and take the completed form to the in-person registration event Aug. 3.
• Returning students must bring their banner ID number with them to in-person registration on Aug. 3. People who are unsure of their banner ID numbers should visit the library so staff can verify identification and help retrieve banner ID numbers. Bring state issued IDs or a driver’s license for verification.
People who registered for or attended NOCE classes in Leisure World last year likely have banner ID numbers.
The LW Library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, call (562) 598-2431. Visit in person for all assistance with NOCE registration.
Stock Transfer is open to public
The Stock Transfer Office is now open to the public, and shareholders can now conduct their LW business in person.
Stock Transfer staff looks forward to personally serving the Leisure World community. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The office is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building.
Since the COVID-19 shutdowns, the office has been closed with restricted access through walk-up windows.
Masks recommended in GRF buildings
Public health officials at the OC Health Care Agency (HCA) are encouraging residents to take adequate safety precautions in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in the county.
Currently, there are no plans to implement a new mask mandate in Orange County; however, those who are not fully vaccinated must continue wearing a mask indoors in accordance with guidelines from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
In Leisure World, the GRF is recommending that face masks be worn in all trust buildings.
On July 17, Los Angeles County began requiring people to wear masks in indoor public places in answer to a rise in coronavirus among unvaccinated people.
“With the recent reopening of the state’s economy, we had expected to see an increase in our COVID-19 cases and positivity rates,” said Dr. Clayton Chau, county health officer and agency director of the HCA. “The average number of cases increased from 31 to over 100 per day over the last month, and our total testing positivity increased from 0.6 to 2.5 percent. Hospitalizations also jumped from 54 to 119 patients per day, and ICU admissions increased from 13 to 31 patients per day. This means we need to continue being proactive about protecting our loved ones and neighbors and taking the necessary steps to help reduce the risk of infection throughout our county.”
In line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HCA is reminding individuals to avoid large crowds and poorly ventilated spaces, especially those who are not fully vaccinated or who live with others who are unvaccinated or have a high health risk of contracting COVID-19. Over 90 percent of new positive cases are among people who are not fully vaccinated, and over 95 percent of those hospitalized with COVID-19 had not been fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, all COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the U.S. are effective against COVID-19, including serious outcomes like severe disease, hospitalization and death.
Testing also remains a critical component of the county’s strategy to reduce viral transmission. At-home COVID-19 test kits are available at no cost by visiting www.ochealthinfo.com/covidtest.
Sign up in LW for Shopper Shuttle
The new hourly weekday shopping shuttle to Ralphs and Sprouts, the North Seal Beach Senior Center, and Old-Town Seal Beach/Pier requires all passengers to be registered with the City of Seal Beach senior services department prior to riding on the shuttle.
A registration event will be held in Leisure World on Wednesday, July 28, at Veterans Plaza near the Leisure World Library. Registration will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
City of Seal Beach staff, as well as Golden Rain Foundation staff, will be on hand to assist and answer questions.
The shuttle service is a free service provided hourly on weekdays by the City of Seal Beach.
For more information, contact Grant Winford, GRF fleet and transportation manager, at email@example.com or (562) 431-6586, ext. 372.
LW Library hosts fair excursion
For the first time, the OC Fair sold out last weekend. Other days are also on track to sell out, so fairgoers are encouraged to plan ahead.
LW residents have the convenience of signing up for a trip to the fair departing from LW on Aug. 4. The Leisure World Library is hosting the excursion. A bus will depart LW on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 4. Residents must register for this trip.
Tickets cost $30.
To purchase tickets, stop by the Recreation Department in Building 5.
For more information on the trip, call the LW Library at (562) 598-2431.
For information regarding ticket availability, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 326.
This year, there are over 60 food and drink vendors, over 50 games and rides, and dozens of shopping vendors selling unique products.
There are also competitions with entries on display in woodworking, fine arts, photography, flower displays and more.
The Centennial Farms are open so people can visit horses, bees, camels and other livestock.
Security Alert—Bicycle Safety
Along with motor vehicles and pedestrians, bicycles must also comply with the rules of the road. Some important rules and regulations to remember include:
• While riding a bicycle on a sidewalk, the rider must yield the right of way to all pedestrians and shall not, under any circumstances, travel at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent, having due regard for the safety of all pedestrians on the sidewalk.
• Bicycles may not be ridden within the confines of LW clubhouses, and must be walked in internal corridors, under roof overhangs and in breezeways.
• Bicycles operated during darkness should be be equipped with all the lights and reflectors required by law,
• When operating a bicycle at a speed less than the normal speed of traffic moving in the same direction at such time, the rider shall ride as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway.
• Bicycles should take care overtaking and passing another bicycle or pedestrian.
Noise can have impacts in LW
On a daily basis, Security is called regarding noise complaints, and those calls are on the rise.
Residents complain of power tools breaking the weekend peace, blaring televisions, noisy morning walkers and loud music late at night.
Noise complaints take the No. 2 spot of all incident reports, according to Security. This is a problem that erodes community peace and unity as proximity to neighbors makes everyone vulnerable to those who disturb the peace.
Noise pollution impacts millions of people on a daily basis. Exposure to loud noise can also cause high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep disturbances and stress, according to health experts.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines noise pollution as “unwanted or disturbing sound,” explaining that “sound becomes unwanted when it either interferes with normal activities such as sleeping or conversation or disrupts or diminishes one’s quality of life. The annoyance can have major consequences.”
Older adults are especially at risk simply because prolonged or obtrusive noise can trigger physiological changes in the nervous, hormonal and vascular systems, resulting in potentially long-lasting consequences.
Because noise can be detrimental to health, most municipalities have noise ordinances, which are laws that limit allowable noise levels at different times of day for different zoned areas (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial). The maximum allowable noise levels are typically higher during daytime hours and lower during nighttime hours.
In Leisure World, most Mutuals limit when contractors can work, prohibiting work on weekends and holidays, for example, and limiting weekday hours from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The City of Seal Beach has a community noise ordinance that is designed to protect the peace and has designated noise zones and time periods when noise levels can intermittently exceed allowable limits.
Generally speaking, it’s fairly easy to comply with community noise rules by just being courteous to your nearby neighbors:
• Speak conversationally or even at a lower volume on those early-morning group walks when fellow LWers may still be asleep.
• If you are hearing impaired, use closed-captioning on your television so you can turn down the volume.
• Limit your noisier pursuits. For residential properties like LW, the standard noise curfew is from 10 p.m.-7 a.m.
• Know the rules in your Mutual so you plan remodel or construction work within allowable hours.
Communications survey results revealed
by Ruth Osborn
In a GRF communications survey conducted in May, a majority of residents said the frequency of communication with the GRF is “just the right amount” and their No. 1 channel for community news is the LW Weekly.
Among the 500 residents who responded, most are satisfied with communication channels, but the results and comments also highlighted areas that can be improved, including more news about GRF Board topics and more frequent project updates.
Residents completed the survey online or submitted print copies to the News. The survey results will help staff to make decisions about content to include in the newspaper as COVID-19 restrictions dissipate, more businesses open and events resume.
Everyone who filled out the survey that included his or her name was entered into a raffle for two $25 gift certificates. The winners, chosen by Google’s Random Number Generator, were Karen Schaffer of Mutual 10 and William Miller of Mutual 3.
In 2020, after public health orders shut down LW facilities and canceled events, the News reduced its weekly page count from an average of 32 to 24 and introduced two pages of games and puzzles, recipes, hobby to-do features, photo pages and special columns. The survey responses help staff devise useful and satisfying post-pandemic content.
Here’s a closer look at some of the survey results:
Meeting Attendance—Most residents, 76 percent, don’t attend GRF board or committee meetings of any kind—in person, via Zoom or livestream.
But several comments noted that livestreamed board and committee meetings helped people stay informed and supported continuing remote meetings. One person suggested Zoom meetings be archived.
Preferred Channels—Most residents, 69 percent, say the GRF communicates just frequently enough, and 78 percent like LW Live email communications. A whopping 94 percent use the LW Weekly print edition to receive community news, followed by lwsb.com, at 38 percent.
A significant number of residents also get news from social media sites like Facebook, 23 percent and NextDoor, 30 percent;as well as friends and neighbors, 54 percent.
Most Read—The front page, letters to the editor, security reports, and news about community projects and events ranked at the top of reader interest. The front page ranked the highest, with 64 percent of readers saying they read it all the time. Many respondents were encouraging, like this person who wrote: “Thanks for doing a good job under difficult conditions this past year. It’s not easy trying to accommodate the demands of a bunch of people with different opinions and expectations.”
Topics Generating High Interest—Readers find entertainment schedules (Amphitheater shows, movies, excursions), followed by GRF Board actions and Seal Beach news, most interesting. Many comments supported having routine security reports.
Of General Interest—Two-thirds of the newspaper’s current content is read at least occasionally, according to survey responses. Based on rankings, feature articles on residents, HCC and medical news, plus safety, scam and senior services are of general interest.
Least Interesting—Receiving the highest number of responses for least interesting were legislation/advocacy stories, recycling, sports and religion.
Puzzles and Games—Only 5 percent of respondents ranked puzzles and games as the most interesting part of the paper, but 35 percent ranked them in the top five. Several residents noted that they do puzzles at least sometimes. One person wrote: “I like puzzles, but they need some changes. For example, the crossword is so big, it gets boring, and it’s got so much stuff in it that you don’t know and have to Google.”
Print is Popular—LWers like the print edition of the paper. One comment noted that it’s easier to read print on paper than online. Still, about 38 percent read the news online at least sometimes. Residents used the comment section to express their support for the print edition, with several of these coming from surveys filled out online. One person wrote: “Present weekly newspaper content is satisfactory.”(Note: There is no plan for ending the print version of the newspaper.)
What’s Missing—Generally, survey takers said they enjoy the LW Weekly as it is, but there’s room for improvement. One person wrote: “I enjoy it, but a little more care could be taken with misinformation; usually, it’s very good. Keep up the good work!” Lots of comments were encouraging and complimentary, not only for the paper, but also for GRF Recreation: “Recreation has done a fabulous job (with food trucks, COVID-19 communications, etc.).”
Many residents had ideas for things they would like to see in the paper. Some of those ideas include: more transparency; more reporting about GRF and Mutual projects and governance; Q&A columns for new residents, a monthly column from the GRF executive director explaining ongoing projects; and weekly security columns.
One writer noted: “My major problem with communication here is that maintenance activities, emergencies, etc., are not communicated accurately and directly with shareholders who are affected. There are too many ‘correction’ notices after the initial notification on LW Live.”
• Suggestions for Improvement—We also received lots of suggestions for improvement, not only in the paper but also regarding LW at large.
•More art structured art classes, more news about residents and clubs, less outside news.
•Enlarge the print for easier reading.
•Improve GRF policies online. The GRF Recreaction website only allows printing of three pages.
• Have a Mutual column of current issues. After all, most shareholders only care about their Mutuals.
• Everything now seems to be 90 percent GRF, just my humble opinion.
• Stop using a font that looks like cursive writing, where the letters are connected. It’s difficult to read for people with poor vision, and it’s also difficult to read for people whose primary language uses a different alphabet than English.
•This year has shown us that more transparency is needed and more communication. There have been a lot of improvements in this area. Maybe a video could be made and shared on lwsb.com.
• Don’t be afraid to give voice to shareholders who aren’t positive toward the GRF. Perhaps the shareholders’ concerns are based on bad information or rumors that need to be shared for correction by the staff.
• Find ways to constantly cut increasing costs. I signed up for a garden to help reduce food costs, but due to much stealing and an excessive annual rental fee, I have had to drop out of the Mini Farm club.
• There should be a Q&A forum online. All Zoom links should be clickable. Live meetings should be accessible through Facebook notice.
• More food trucks!
• Expand coverage of state and local issues that impact seniors and their surrounding communities.
• A full contact page of GRF employees, so residents know who to call for what.
• When I first moved here I used LWSB.com to see calendar and club information, phone numbers and contacts were routinely incorrect, needs to be updated regularly.
• Local restaurant information and deals.
There was much more feedback that staff will use to improve GRF communication channels, including the LW Weekly.
The staff thanks LW residents for their participation.
Your input is invaluable as we begin shaping and redesigning newspaper content in an effort to be as useful and user-friendly as possible in our post-pandemic world.
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Car Lot is July 24
Leisure World shareholder/members can sell used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturdays of the month. The next pop-up used car lot will be July 24.
Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals, and be insured. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner does not need to be present. A single “for sale” sign no larger than 18-by-24 inches can be displayed on the vehicle.
Only LW residents are allowed to display vehicles for sale. The sale is open to residents and the guests they call in. For more information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.
Letters to Editor, page 4
Ten years ago, the president of Mutual 3 and I worked to get residents interested in using the parking roofs to generate electricity through solar energy as well as allotting some parking spaces to be set up for plug-in vehicles. Both are now very important issues, and many new opportunities for funding will soon be available. It is my hope that such projects will have the support they need.
Thank you for publishing a wonderfully entertaining account by Joanna Matos of her Route 66 road trip. It doubtless brought rich memories to many of us of our own experiences on Route 66. Recently, I made a reservation at the historic La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.
Imagine my surprise to be offered a “Route 66 Special,” which includes a free margarita for my wife and me, a reduction in the charge for parking and a Route 66 deck of cards. The influence of the “Mother Road” lives on!
Ah! There’s nothing like the sound of leaf blowers in the morning. And let’s add the overpowering and gag-producing smell of gasoline.
Operating a leaf blower for one hour produces as much carbon monoxide as driving a 2019 Toyota Camry from San Francisco to Denver—that’s 1700 miles (source: NPR).
I would like to ask GRF to walk its climate change talk and require its landscapers to phase out their gas-powered blowers (and mowers) with the electric version.
They are efficient, not costly, and landscapers across the USA are making the switch.
It would improve the air quality for Leisure World residents and lessen the health dangers for those who operate this machinery on a daily basis. Silence is golden. But, clean air is priceless.
I just came from a meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. I was told GRF spent $350,000 to re-model the room.
It is beautiful, but there is a glass stove top, which should be covered when not in use.
Otherwise people may put things on it that might scratch it, and it would be very expensive to replace.
In addition, the acoustics are terrible. When people are talking, they can’t hear each other. It’s like being a restaurant where you can’t talk to the people you’re with because it’s so noisy.
I’m surprised that whoever GRF hired didn’t think of the noise level.
Editor’s Note: The remodel cost of the test kitchen was about $100,000 and sound panels have been ordered to reduce the ambient noise.
On April 25, my unit’s toilet overflowed, and Service Maintenance sent Jesus Gonzalez to my door, an SOS call. Of course, he did a miraculous job.
On Saturday, July 3, the shower backed up, mine plus seven other units in my building had overflowing toilets or a shower spills at the same time. Again, Service Maintenance came to the rescue, and who do you think led the charge? Yup! Jesus, again doing his miracles, but this time he had his partner, Rafael Gutierrez with him. I kid you not. They were terrific in their work ethic, expertise and calm, capable demeanor. Thank you to Jesus and Rafael. Thank you to Service Maintenance and thank you, Leisure World.
Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Communications and Technical Director.
Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.
Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.
Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.
Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.
GRF BOD Monthly Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, July 27, 10 a.m.
Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream
To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The tab will be active beginning at 12:45 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The live-streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.
1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
3. President’s Announcements
4. Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update
5. Health Care Advisory Board Update
6. Shareholder/Member Comments
Each speaker is limited to: four minutes when there are no more than 15 speakers; three minutes for 16-25; and two minutes for more than 26.
7. Consent Calendar
a. Committee/Board meetings for the Month of May
i. Minutes of the Recreation Committee Board Meeting, May 3
ii. Minutes of the Physical Property Committee Board Meeting, May 5
iii. Minutes of the Executive Committee Board Meeting, May 14
b. GRF Board of Directors Minutes, May 25
c. Special GRF Board of Directors Minutes, dated June 1, 8, 11 and 29
d. July GRF Board Report, dated July 27
e. Accept Financial Statements, June, for Audit
f. Approve Reserve Funds Investment Purchase
a. Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion
b. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion
c. Website Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion
9. New Business
i. Establishment of Ad Hoc Committee
b. Communications/IT Committee
i. Approve Contract Amazon AWS S3 Cloud Backup
ii. Amend 20-5583-3, Advertising Procedures
c. Executive Committee
i. Amend 50-1640-4, Active Membership Certificate
ii. Approve Use of Trust Amenities by the Emergency Preparations Group
d. Finance Committee
i. Reserve finds for Investing in Index CDs
ii. TENATIVE VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees
e. Physical Property Committee
i. Capital Funding Request—Clubhouse 2, Bocce Ball Court
ii. Reserve Funding Request—Repair, slurry and restriping of the Parking Lots at the Administration Building, Building 5, and Clubhouses 1 and 6
iii. Conceptual Approval—Electric Vehicle Charging at St. Andrews Gate
f. Recreation Committee
i. TENATIVE VOTE: Rescind 70-1406-04-1, Ladies Pool and Billiard Room
ii. Mini Farm Professional Design Services
iii. FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1468-1, Swimming Pool Rules
iv. FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1487-1, Recreational Vehicle Lot (RVL) Rules and Regulations
v. FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1428-3, Clubhouse Artwork Displays
vi. FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-141-1, Facility Reservations
g. Security, Bus & Traffic Committee
i. Conceptual Transportation Consultant Approval
10. Board Member Comments
11. Next Meeting/Adjournment
The next regular GRF Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.
Tues., July 27 GRF Board Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Mon., Aug. 2 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 4 Physical Property Committee
Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 5 GRF Executive Committee
Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., July 22 Mutual 1
Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., July 23 Mutual 6
Conference Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.
Mon., July 26 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)
Conference Rm A/virtual 9:30 a.m.
Wed., July 28 Mutual 10
Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 3 Mutual 17
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 5 Presidents’ Council
Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.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.
Since most of the holidays in 2021 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, all carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday, with the exception of Thanksgiving (Nov. 25). The following carports will be cleaned the morning of Nov. 30:
Mutual 11: Carports 130 -131
Mutual 15: Carports 7-8, 10 and 13
Mutual 16: Carport 9
The following carports will be cleaned that afternoon:
Mutual 15: Carports 3, 6, 11-12
Connecting with the LW Weekly
The Leisure World Weekly office remains closed to the public in an effort to slow the spread of new variants of COVID-19. Editors can be reached by phone and email. See page 4 of any edition for editors’ addresses or send emails to email@example.com (submissions will then be directed to the appropriate editor).
People may email or drop articles into the letter slot on the brown door at the front of the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition.
All classified and display advertising may be accepted by telephone at (562) 430-0534; the deadline is Monday at 2:30 p.m.
Health & Fitness
Help the community at upcoming blood drive
by CJ Blomquist
Pandemic or not, there is always a need for blood donations. These donations serve patients in critical circumstances, such as those in surgery or in need of a transfusion. Each quarter, the Health Care Center hosts an American Red Cross blood drive, and the next one is on Friday, July 23, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Appointment required. It used to be easy to walk in and donate blood. But now a few extra precautions are needed to keep LW residents, their neighbors, and the HCC and Red Cross employees safe. This year, everyone make an appointment to donate. To help limit the number of people in the room at any one time, everyone must make an appointment. There are two ways to sign up:
• Call Vanessa Van Mil at the Red Cross at (714) 697-5491.
• Visit RedCrossBlood.org. Enter the sponsor code “leisure” in the box that says, “Find a Blood Drive.”
By making a reservation, no one will be kept waiting. Donors will be on their way quickly. People can also save time by scheduling through RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass, where donors can fill out and submit pre-donation paperwork online.
Standard precautions apply. A face mask or covering is required; this is for everyone’s safety. The doors to Conference Room 1 will be kept open, so no one will need to walk through the entire clinic.
New safety protocols. The Red Cross will now test each donor’s blood to see if it contains COVID-19 antibodies. Not everyone with the virus has symptoms, so antibody testing an important new feature of the blood drive. There is no cost to the donor for the testing. If a donation is negative for antibodies, it can be used for patients in need. The Red Cross will send donors the test results through its online portal.
LWers learn to say ‘no’ to sugar
Carol Chambers presented a program on sugar at the July 9 Wa-Rite meeting. Not only is sugar addicting, but it also wreaks havoc on the body when consumed at high levels, especially in the form of high-fructose corn syrup or sugar that’s been refined and bleached. This can trigger the process that leads to heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Sugar also triggers inflammation, which aggravates arthritis. Many club members have a sweet tooth, and as with most addictions, it’s very hard to give up or let go of sugar, but everyone in Wa-Rite encourages one another and celebrates the overcomers.
Jeanette Williams recorded a 4-pound loss this week, earning her the title of Best Loser. She followed exercises on YouTube and cut down on her portions with every meal.
Meanwhile, Gerri Seaton earned her Bachelor of Goal Weight Certificate. She’s lost a total of 32 pounds over the course of a few years and kept it off even during lockdown—that’s quite an accomplishment.
The club offers this food for thought for this week: “Your body is a self-help, self-healing machine when fueled properly.”
Wa-Rite is a support group for LW women aiming to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh-ins begin at 7:45 and end promptly at 8:45. Contact Margaret Humes at (562) 296-5834 for more information.
Move to fun, energetic music, including oldies, current music and different rhythms, while working muscles, improving balance, and increasing strength and stamina. Classes are held at Veterans Plaza on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, July 22: Spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, whole-grain roll, and seasoned broccoli; tapioca pudding; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus marinated beet salad.
Friday, July 23: Chicken enchilada casserole with red sauce, pinto beans, and seasoned cauliflower; sugar cookies; taco salad, with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, July 26: Herb-roasted pork loin with honey-mustard sauce, au gratin potatoes, and zucchini medley; pineapple with mango; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad.
Tuesday, July 27: Turkey à la king, biscuit, and green beans with pimentos; yogurt with berries; spinach salad, with chicken, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, July 28: Beef lasagna, whole-grain dinner roll, and broccoli and cauliflower; cubed watermelon; turkey, ham and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus macaroni salad.
Yoga for Healthy Aging
As people age, the many years of use, misuse and abuse of their bodies begins to take a toll. Yoga for Healthy Aging is designed to encourage people to use yoga positions and regulate their breath to move toward better health.
Whether LWers are new to yoga or have been practicing for years, everyone is welcome and will likely be able to participate.
The class is taught by Sally Burns every Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. The cost is $35 for five classes or $8 per individual class.
Come join the party, dancing and exercising to the different rhythms of salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata, cha cha, hip-hop, Bollywood, jazz and pop. The Zumba Club meets upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. and at Veterans Plaza on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Mary Romero at (562) 431-0082 or or Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.
Eighteen members of the LW Bicyclists met for a delicious dinner on July 9 at Mangia Mangia Italian Restaurant in Huntington Beach. In addition to regular bicycle riding, the group also meets for lunch, dinner and social time. Join them for rides on Sundays (includes breakfast), Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and safe shoes are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more details.
Arts & Leisure
Korean Literary Club honors one of its own
On July 12, the Korean Literary Club (KLC) held a book-publication ceremony in honor of the recent collection by club adviser Dr. Yoon Soo Park. The title of the ceremony was “The Poetic World and Memoir of Yoon Soo Park.” The Mutual 14 resident spoke of the three poetry books he has published since moving to Leisure World in 2014, as well as his recent book “My Memoir.”
The KLC was established in 2008 by several Korean Americans residing in Leisure World who had a keen interest in writing essays and poems and studying Korean, as well as global, literary works. The group meets at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, on the seccond and fourth Mondays of every month.
The members aim to develop their skills in writing poems, essays and novels. Many of them have received the Newcomers Award from well-known literary societies, and their works have been selected for publication by reputable literature magazines. Some of them have also published their own books of poems and essays.
LW Creative Writers
The Leisure World Creative Writers Club’s fiction/nonfiction group will meet Friday, July 23, from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Members should be prepared to join with a group to write a challenging short story. Prizes will be awarded.
The meeting will include a summertime indoor picnic. The club will furnish pizza, but members and guests are asked to bring a dish to share (salad, cookies, etc.).
The Leisure World Astronomy Club will meet Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. If the sky is clear, telescopes may be brought out for viewing. All are welcome to join and participate. For more information, contact club president John Rogers at (562) 431-7240.
This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members.
The American Flag
“Hat’s off!” The flag is passing by
three cheers for the red, white and blue.
Bands playing marching music
troops step our strong and true.
Proudly we sing our national anthem
then the speaker blares, “Play ball!”
We cheer the team of our nation’s pastime
as we await the umpire’s call.
We salute and pledge allegiance
to bright stripes and field of blue,
a lovely symbol of our freedom
Old Glory and our land so true.
We pray our star spangled banner
may forever and ever wave
over the land of the free
and the home of the brave.
—Phyllis Poper, Mutual 14
LWSB Book Club
The LWSB Book Club met on July 15, and each of the 14 members present gave a brief synopsis of the book they read. The discussions of the various books brought out storytelling skills and included a conversation on the music of Wagner. Kyung Park also recited an original poem.
Among the selections were “In a Sunburned Country” by Bill Brysan; “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline; “The Book of Peach” by Penelope Stokes; “The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life” by Steve Leveen; “The Night Watchman” by Louise Erdrich; “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough; and “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee. A full list of the chosen books was sent to all members for future reading.
The group meets on the third Thursday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1-3 p.m.; the next meeting will be on Aug. 19.
The reading schedule for the next three months is as follows:
Aug. 19: “The Little Guide to Your Well-Read Life: Get More Books in Your Life and More Life from Your Books” by Steve Leveen, nonfiction, 123 pages.
Sept. 16: “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdrich, fiction, 400 pages.
Oct. 21: “Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul” by Naomi Levy, nonfiction, 352 pages.
Anyone with questions, complaints, criticisms or suggestions concerning the club should contact Thomas Gan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 248-8711.
Amphitheater 2021 Movies and Shows
Amphitheater 2021 Show and Movie Nights take place in the 2,500-seat Leisure World Amphitheater. Residents are invited to celebrate summer under the stars at these free events. The concerts start at 7:30 p.m., and the movies begin at 8:30 p.m. (Schedules and start times for both are subject to change.)
Residents must have GRF ID cards for admission; non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder. Smoking is prohibited at the Amphitheater.
Minibus transportation is available before and after events; call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
• July 23: “Jumanji, The Next Level.” The gang is back, but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown—from arid deserts to snowy mountains—to escape the world’s most dangerous game. PG-13 | 2h 3min | Action, Adventure, Comedy. Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Katella Senior Living Community and Alamitos West Health & Rehabilitation, CALMET Services
• Aug. 6: “Minari.” A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. PG-13 | 1h 55min | Drama. Sponsor: Korean American Association
• Aug. 13: “Wonder Woman.” When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. PG-13 | 2h 21min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care Service
• Aug. 27: “Nomadland.” After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman in her sixties embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad. R | 1h 47min | Drama. Sponsors: Cannon Legal Firm, Optum Care Network–Monarch/SCAN
• Sept. 3: “Coming to America 2.” African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet and build a relationship with this unexpected heir. PG-13 | 1h 50min | Comedy. Sponsors: Sandra Teel, Medicare Insurance Broker; Optum Care Network–Monarch/SCAN
• TBD: “Knives Out.” A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family. PG-13 | 2h 10min | Comedy, Crime, Drama.
• July 29: Revisiting the Orbison Years, a stunning tribute to the music of Roy Orbison. Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Independence at Home
• Aug. 19: Ronstadt Revival, a premier tribute to Linda Ronstadt. Sponsors: MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Optum Care Network–Monarch/United Healthcare
• Sept. 2: Petty Breakers, the nation’s No. 1 touring tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Sponsors: Optum Care Network–Monarch/United Healthcare, Zeen—GoZeen.com
To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:
• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.
• Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is first-come, first-served.
• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer onstage.
• Residents must have LW IDs to enter Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.
• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles.
• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.
• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage (see LW Security for assistance).
• Leave walkers in the aisle.
• Handicap seating is at street level, at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater.
• No pets are allowed.
• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1.5 hours before the program begins, as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.
• Dancing is allowed only on the two side-wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.
• No flash photography.
• Do not climb over seats.
Hui O Hula
Hula club shares ‘Tiny Bubbles,’ big fun
Hui O Hula dancers recently participated in a luau party held in two senior group houses in Long Beach. Residents, their families and staff had fun dancing to “Tiny Bubbles,” made popular by Don Ho. Anyone planning a luau or island-themed party should contact Kaye Huff at (562) 431-2242 to book some Hawaiian entertainment.
There are two weekly opportunities to share some aloha with fellow shareholders.
Hula lessons are available on Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. From 1-2:30, the lessons are designed for those who want to learn and practice hula. That’s followed by the “walk in, hula out” session, during which anyone who wants to enjoy the music and hula or just sway along, regardless of skill level, is welcome to join the fun.
On Thursdays at Veterans Plaza, beginning hula dancers can learn the basics from 1:30-2 p.m. After that, regular hula practice starts.
All residents are welcome. For more information, call (562) 431-2242 .
Men’s Golf Club Tournament
The first of two Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournaments this month was played on July 14. Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot circle rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges.
A total of 52 golfers teed off at the Turtle Lake Golf Course and played 18 holes through the early morning and into the afternoon. The weather was sunny at the 7:30 a.m. start, and the temps and humidity rose quickly. There was little wind, and what did come up later was welcomed.
The fairways are in very good condition, but the tee boxes have not recovered from their dormant period. Even so, with great fairways and much improved greens, 31 of 51 rounds were net at or under par.
A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7; B Flight is 8-11; and C Flight is 12-18. All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap).
A Flight Winners: First place: tie between Mike Mayfield and Bill Long, a nice 4 under 50; second: tie between John Kolthoff, Steve Walker and Bill Lyons, 3 under 51; third: tie between Dave LaCascia, Jae H. Lee, Ron Steele and Bob Barnum, 2 under 52.
B Flight Winners: First place: tournament director Alan Sewell, a fantastic 7 under 47; second: Won Lee, a nice 5 under 49; third: tie between Young Lee and Ron Jackson, a terrific 4 under 50; fourth: tie between Walt Bier and Trai Nguyen, 3 under 51.
C Flight Winners: First place: Sang H. Kim, a nicely played 7 under 47; second: Steve Kang, a splendid 6 under 48; third: Lee Broadbent, a super 5 under 49; fourth: Bill Zurn, a fine 4 under 50; fifth: tie between Mike Carlson and Dennis Jensen, 3 under 51; sixth: Won Song, 2 under 52; seventh: Jong Lee, 1 under 53.
Closest to the pins on the 85-yard, par-3 eighth hole and the 17th hole was Dennis Jensen. Well strrrrrruuuccckkkk, Dennis! There were also six circle hole winners.
The Men’s Tournaments are the second and fourth Wednesday of every month; the next one is on July 28. The next Guys & Gals Tournament will be on July 21. If you are scheduled to play and cannot, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as you know.
Great news for all the amazing Leisure World Garden Club members: The club will meet in person meeting on Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. All current and new members are welcome to join this hands-on event.
In the meantime, a Nominating Committee has been formed to contact all the members in search of volunteers to be executive board officers. Without officers, the club will be unable to hold meetings. In addition to someone to serve as treasurer, the committee seeks to assemble a team to help organize lunches, book tours when buses are available again, and/or help procure monthly speakers.
Anyone interested in volunteering for a position on the executive board should call Claudia Francoeur at (562) 296-8825.
The Silver Fox Classic Car Club welcomed back members old and new with a Meet, Greet and Eat on July 13. Salad, pizza, wings and refreshments were provided for all in attendance, including Susan Lee (standing, l to r), Bob Garretson, Steve Neinast, Joe Lewis, Sharon Hamilton, Joyce Strawn, club vice president Mike Strawn and president Ted Green, plus Ron Lee (seated, l to r), Linda Neinast, Scott Davis and Patti Green. Those interested in joining don’t need any special vehicle, just an affinity for automobiles. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5.
This place must be crazy!
Crazy Fish Grill, 12420 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
by Donna Gambol
Who would open a fast-food fish restaurant during a pandemic? Crazy Fish.
Who would open a fast-food fish restaurant right next door to Rubio’s, also a fast-food restaurant that serves seafood? Crazy Fish.
Who would buy ads in the LW Weekly offering 10 percent off on Mondays and daily free drinks to LW residents? Crazy Fish.
Who would promote batter-fried fish and French fries to a bunch of old folks? Crazy Fish.
They’re absolutely crazy—and I believe I’m crazy about them.
Crazy Fish seems to me a few steps ahead of Rubio’s. Their diverse menu offers not only wonderful, fresh fish and seafood specialties, but also a broad selection of items ranging from burgers and chicken sandwiches to salads and bowls to burritos and taco plates that come with house slaw, rice and beans.
Tilapia, rockfish, sea bass, rainbow trout, Atlantic salmon, yellow fin tuna, swordfish, mahi-mahi, Alaskan Salmon and jumbo shrimp are all grilled to order, plus, there’s calamari, New England clam chowder and poke. Alongside the fish, whether you choose grilled or blackened, you can get Cajun butter, garlic butter, chimichurri or seasoned olive oil.
Entrées range from $9.95-$14.95, but that includes two generous sides of your choice, be it white rice, coleslaw, black beans, French fries, brown rice or grilled zucchini. Premium sides—such as Brussels sprouts, sweet potato fries or a side salad—cost an additional $1.75. And all the sides are available à la carte, ranging in price from $1.95-$3.95.
But what about taste? I’ve had their salmon, swordfish and tuna, and each meal was great. The black beans are flavorful and perfectly prepared, and the coleslaw features thin slices of apple and mango bits.
There are also locations in San Pedro and Redondo Beach. But at the Seal Beach outpost, you can eat inside or on some nice tables set up on the walkway. You can even order takeout, pick-up or via Door Dash.
Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of local eateries to email@example.com. Include the restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours, as well as high-resolution photos (saved as jpgs), if possible. Authors should include their name, plus Mutual and telephone numbers. Reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows.
Grab ’n’ Go Meals
All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine in the Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot. For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212.
• Friday: Katella Deli—deli favorites, appetizers, salads, hot entrées; specials of the day available onsite, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611, or order online at www.katellabakery.com.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.
On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
Watch for LW Live alerts for daily menus. Vendors are subject to change. Sign up for LW Live at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.
The Leisure World Genealogy Club has resumed its Theme Thursday Workshops in the Genealogy Library, Clubhouse 3, Room 10. These workshops are held from 1:30-2 p.m.
The current schedule is as follows:
July 22: Newspapers.com.
July 29: Project Week. A project from a member is presented for everyone to help research.
Aug. 5: Ancestry.
Aug. 12: World War I. Members should bring in the names of ancestors who fought or may have fought in that war.
Aug. 19: DNA.
Aug. 26: Family Search (or a special topic to be announced).
Everyone is welcome to attend the workshops, whether or not they are members. Anyone interested in genealogy is encouraged to join.
SoFi Stadium is so fine
by Sandra deDubovay
Perhaps you’ve heard about the $5 billion price tag or seen the new SoFi Stadium in the news. Joe DiDonato and I wanted to check it out, so we recently took a guided, behind-the-scenes tour. Our first view of the NFL stadium’s bold architectural design was quite impressive. It is the largest and most expensive stadium in the league.
With a vision for a new stadium in the LA area, Rams owner Stan Kroenke purchased 60 acres that included the Hollywood Park Racetrack and surrounding areas. After overcoming a lot of issues to get the project approved, the groundbreaking ceremony was held on Nov. 17, 2016.
It is designed with three independent structures: the roof, canopy and stadium bowl. Because of its proximity to LAX, it has a subterranean stadium bowl 100 feet deep to keep it safe from airplane flights. It seats 70,240, but somehow seating can be increased to 100,000.
The Social Finance Inc. (SoFi), an online personal-finance company, acquired the naming rights in a 20-year deal reportedly valued at $30 million annually. Kroenke’s Rams, which relocated from St. Louis, Missouri, was the first football team to commit as a tenant. The Chargers, which moved from San Diego, followed.
During the two-hour tour, we experienced the facility from the top to the bottom, along the way visiting several luxury private suites and both locker rooms. We also got to walk through the 60-foot tunnel the players use to rush onto the field. All facilities are second to none.
Designed as a global destination for entertainment and other sports., SoFi Stadium is scheduled to host the Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, 2022. It will also be the site of the 2028 Summer Olympics opening and closing events.
As with any tour, we ended in the official team shop, which offers stadium-exclusive merchandise and gear. We found this tour well-paced and extremely informative. It’s highly recommended as the best way to go, especially before attending a regular game and having to fight for space with more than 70,000 people, not to mention the parking.
Saturday Social Bunco Club
Results from the July 10 meeting are as follows:
Most Buncos: Marge Bradley, Rita Fueyo and Franca Yeske
Most Wins: Marilyn Moody
Most Babies: Sue Holbrook and Susan Quick
Most Losses: Doris Dack
Door Prize: Dolores Ruiz
The next meeting of the Saturday Social Bunco Club will be July 24 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m., and play begins at 1:30. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.
For more information, contact club president Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.
LW Bunco Club
The winners at the July 12 LW Bunco Club meeting were:
Most Buncos: Billy Holden, Joanne Lester, Margo Mayfield and Dolores Ruiz
Most Wins: Barbara Ayres, Mary Downey, Sue Holbrook and Lynne Sorum
Most Babies: Crystak Bushinsky
Most Losses: Nicole Kluever, Barbara Manuel, Wilma Rojo and Mary Yasuda
Door Prize: Dolorie Thurner
The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; the next meeting is July 26. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp.
All LW residents and their guests are welcome to play this easy dice game. There’s a half-time social, giving attendees time to chat with friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first: Ng6. The White knight moves from e7 to g6. Then Black moves Ne5 to g6. White queen h4 to h7, then Black king h8 to h7, and White’s next move is checkmate.
Chess partners are available when the LW Chess Club meets on Fridays from 2-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for a free lesson.
The July 2 Yahtzee Club winners were Lois True for Most Yahtzees (9) and Barbara Robarge for Highest Total Score (1,770). Candy Petersen won the door prize.
The winners for July 9 were Pat Wilson for Most Yahtzees (8) and Barbara Robarge for Highest Total Score (1,966). Doris Dack won that week’s door prize.
The Yahtzee Club now meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The cost to play is $5 per meeting. The money goes to prizes at the end of the game. Those who have no idea what Yahtzee is are welcome to come during the meeting time and learn the basics of the game.
Everyone is invited to join this friendly club. The dues are $3 for 2021. Each member should bring a beverage in a spill-proof, clearly labeled container. No one is required to bring a snack to share, but should anyone choose to do so, items must be store-bought and in individually sealed packaging.
Anyone with questions or who wants a free lesson should call or text Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.
With 40 karaoke performers in attendance, July 14 was a busy, enjoyable evening. Kyung Choi enjoyed her birthday by sharing cake with us all, plus she and Bob Barnum sang together.
Nina LaRosa gets your attention when she sings; our karaoke members loved the way she sold the song “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Paul Renaldi chose the Beatles hit “Love Me Do.” Duane Owens had us swaying with his version of “Blue Bayou.” Singing old hits were Tony Tupas (“Earth Angel”) and Gerry Tagaloa (“Only the Lonely”). Ren Villaneauva dedicated his “Hallelujah” to the veterans. And Karen Morris chose upbeat tunes.
Performing duets that evening were Ellen Brannigan and Vito Villamor, as well as Ken Notoleva and Susan Kelleghan.
Karaoke practice sessions are on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. on the Amphitheater stage (enter through the back door). And the karaoke parties are for everyone, whether to sing or just listen, every Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
LW Pinochle Club
The LW Pinochle Club meets Mondays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The following are winners from the July 8 meeting: First place: Marilyn Allred, 11,900; second: Charlotte Westcott, 11,340; third: Irene Perkins, 11,240; fourth: tie among Bobbie Olsen, Joan Taylor and Nancy Wheeler, 11,210.
Monday Bridge Club
The Monday Bridge Club meets on Mondays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. The winners from the July 12 meeting are:
First place: Carol Olsen
Second place: Evelyn Scherber
Third place: Marion Standish
The Dancing Feet Club line dances at Clubhouse 2 every Monday from 7-9 p.m. The club also hosts social (ballroom) dancing the fourth Sunday of every month in Clubhouse 2, where members can show off what they learned before an audience. Admission is free. Anyone with a passion for dancing is invited. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.
Candis Davis LW Dance Lessons
Learn a new dance every month from slow to quick, swing to Latin. The class meets Saturdays at Clubhouse 6. This month, the class focuses on the following styles:
American Tango: 9-10 a.m. $7.
Waltz: 10-11 a.m. $7.
All levels are welcome; no partner is needed. Contact Annette O’Connell at (714) 887-3749 for more information.
Tournament Poker Club
The Tournament Poker Club had a wonderful turnout of players on July 10. Barry Brideau won the final table, beating Drew Sargent with two pair. Brideau, of Mutual 12, is a business owner whose hobbies include poker, billiards and chess.
Players ranked third to sixth were Hank Lincourt, Lem Hall, Steve Edrich and Guta Basner, respectively. High hand was won by Jon Jones with 9/9/9/9/K. Second high hand was shared by Ron Pine and Roy Mittlesteadt with A/A/A/10/10. The promotional hand of 8-2 was won by Kathy Elliot. Barbara Houck won the special raffle of $50.
Texas Hold ’Em players are welcome to join the group on the first three Saturdays of the month at Clubhouse 6. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; players must be seated by noon. There is no late entry.
Those with questions should contact Judy Jasmin at (562) 626-8179.
Gladys Comia (l, in red top), Sunny Kim and Joy Azurin enjoy learning new moves in the Joyful Line Dance class, which meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The group will host a summer picnic after class on July 29 in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area, with sandwiches, chips, watermelon and drinks. Members must register for the picnic and pay $10 to club president Anna Derby by today, July 22. For more information, contact Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Photo Arts Club
Esther Cummings’ “Flowers” placed first at the July meeting of the Photo Arts Club; in second place was Roger Bennett’s “Squash” and third was Marsha Sample’s “Chinese Garden.”
The next meeting of the Photo Arts Club will be Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Ben Benjamins will present a program on photographing people in action. Members are invited to bring a photo they have taken of people at work or at play to be voted on.
For more information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978.
Ladies Golf Club Results from July 13
The results of July 13’s Ladies Golf Club tournament were record-breaking. The women competed for low gross, low net and birdies. Sixteen players scored 19 birdies, which is the highest recorded in recent history of ladies’ tournament play.
The Flight winners were:
Flight A: Low gross: Ann Tran, 27; low net: tie between Linda Herman and Bert Thompson, 23. Birdies: Herman (Holes 1 and 2); Linda Joo (Hole 2); Hae Lee ((Hole 2); Stella Yoon (Hole 2); Devora Kim (Hole 3); Ann Tran (Hole 5); GeeGee Kwak (Hole 6); Grace Choi (Holes 6 and 7); Thompson (Hole 7); Sandy Derouin (Hole 7); Margie Thompson (Holes 8 and 9).
Flight B: Low gross: tie between Due Yokomi and Sang An; low net: Joann Lim. 21. Birdies: Pam Krug (Hole 3); Joann Lim (Hole 7); An (Hole 8).
Flight C: Low gross: Alison Kim, 33; low net: Liz Meripol, 23. Birdie: Liz Meripol (Hole 7).
Flight D: Low gross: tie between Patty Latrell and Betty Regalado, 38; low net: Sandra deDubovay, 25. Birdie: Sandra deDubovay (Hole 1).
Any golfer interested in joining the ladies club may contact the starter at the golf course, or call Margie Thompson at (562) 493-0484.
Bobbie Straley celebrated her birthday by treating all 57 cribbage players at the July 13 meeting to cake and ice cream, served by Margaret Smith and Myrna Baker.
Winners: First place: Cathy Boufford, 841; second: Gene Smith, 840; third: tie between Sharon Rutigliano and Suzanne Parks, 839; fourth: Linda Smith, 838. Terry Thrift won six out of a possible seven games.
Play begins at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1 every Tuesday. Dues for 2021 are $3.
Culture clash leads to journey
by Sezen Tumer
“Hanne” by Bahadir Yenisehirlioglu
Fiction, November 2020
The Turkish novel “Hanne” is based on the true story of a woman who searches for her roots and identity, while revealing the clash of the two cultures she exits in. Though author Bahadir Yenisehirlioglu is a man, I think he did an amazingly good job of expressing a woman’s feelings, ordeals and intimacy.
After World War II, Germany invited Turkish workers to help put the German economy and industry back on track. These men, called “guest workers,” were to leave their families behind, then return to their homeland after a few years. However, most of them ended up bringing their families to stay in Germany.
Hanne is the daughter of such a worker. The discrimination and humiliation her father faced as a Turk only intensified his rage and violent tendencies. And when she is 13 years old, the most tragic event of Hanne’s life happens: During an argument between her parents, her father kills her mother. Hanne’s brother, Omer, is sent back to Turkey to live with their uncle, while she is adopted by a German family.
She grows up in a loving household and goes to university, where she meets Suleiman, who is Turkish, and the wealthy Herbert Kruger. Although Herbert’s German family is against their relationship, the two get married anyway.
Hanne becomes a busy wife and philosophy professor, but she is also often depressed and sad. In therapy, the now almost-40-year-old Hanne realizes that her problems lie not so much with her traumatic past, but rather with an identity crisis, a clash between her Turkish roots and German upbringing.
So she takes a sabbatical. Hanne decides to divorce her husband, who has been having affairs, and rekindles her friendship with Suleiman, whom she runs into after a meeting with her lawyer. She also reconnects with her brother, who shares with her disturbing new details from that fateful night. Omer gives her two books that belonged to their late mother: the Quran and Masnawi by Rumi. Inside the latter is a letter she had written to Hanne.
The rest of the novel explores Hanne’s relationships, as well as her journey to make peace with her past and build a new life.
Yenisehirlioglu’s book mainly focuses on three characters—Hanne, Herbert and Hanne’s father—and how they dealt with the clash of Turkish and German cultures. Hanne’s father destroys himself and his family, and her husband commits suicide. But Hanne finds her true self. While providing a clear, detailed view of Hanne’s conflict, the author only hints at the reasons why the men reacted as they did.
Migrations of workers from poor to rich countries has been happening everywhere since the World War II, especially here in America. Societies such as ours have become multicultural, though we rarely read about the effects on other countries. This story, which examines how the clash of cultures affects everyone involved, is a revealing insight into this situation through a woman’s path of self-discovery.
All LW residents are invited to submit book reviews for publication in the LW Weekly. Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mutual and telephone numbers. Reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows.
Men’s Golf League Results from July 12
Eleven Leisure World Men’s League golfers competed on July 12 at the par-70, 5,800-yard Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The morning began with humid, overcast skies, temperatures in the low 70s and little wind. But later in the morning, the sun came out and the wind kicked in. Meadowlark has numerous elevation changes and small greens. The back nine is more difficult than the front (especially when the wind rises), and the greens have the edges all sloping down. There are plenty of water hazards and deviously placed sand traps.
Even though the greens and fairways were in excellent condition course and there was little wind, the golfers delivered only four rounds at or under par.
A Flight handicap: 0-20; B Flight handicap: over 20. All scores are net.
A Flight Winners: First place: Sam Choi, 4 under 66 and fewest putts; second: Dave LaCascia, 2 over 72; third: Gary Stivers; fourth; Bill McKusky. LaCascia was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 16th hole, and Choi and Clay Fischer each had a birdie.
B Flight Winners: First place: Bill Zurn; an excellent 7 under 63; second: Gene Vesely, a nice 4 under 66; third: Ron Sommer, even par 70; fourth: Bob Munn, 1 over 71. Munn was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 seventh hole, and Vesely had fewest putts.
Friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. The league plays at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group play are always quite full, so advance reservations with the league have become the norm, with a sign-up sheet available at each round.
There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net, birdies, closest to the pin on two par-3s, and the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.
Religion, pages 8-9
Miracles happen every day, but are often missed or thought less of because they are not as dramatic as the miracles of Jesus. This week Community Chuch will look at one of the best known miracles of Jesus, the feeding of the 5,000, and will look at how believers could do the miraculous as well.
Community Church is a place where everything is designed with the first-time participant in mind. Those who have not felt welcome in church or have never participated in church before are welcome to join.
As Orange County continues to emerge from the pandemic, Community Church invites everyone to participate based on their personal comfort, either virtually on Zoom and Facebook or in person for those who are vaccinated.
The sanctuary is open for those who are vaccinated, and those who either cannot come physically or are on vacation can join virtually on Facebook.
The Delta variant of the coronavirus is in Seal Beach. Current guidance is to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Those who are vaccinated are welcome to join Community Church services in person while wearing a mask.
Those who missed last week’s message can find it on Facebook.
It’s not too late to drop by the mission team’s drive-up food donation event today, July 22, from 9 a.m-noon. The team will greet people at their vehicles and accept non-perishable donations. Donated food will be delivered to local food banks.
Those who need assistance can leave a message on the phone system at (562) 431-2503 or email email@example.com.
The Leisure World Interfaith Council (LWIC) is planning a Carnival Game Night, Interfaith style, from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 11.
The group will gather for a little lighthearted fun in Veterans Plaza, where people will have the opportunity to show off their skills at tabletop bowling, Bingo and cornhole, among other games; have their “Psalm” read; do some puzzles; and get together on a summer night for some fun. The Interfaith Council will accept donations for the back to school backpack drive during this time.
The LWIC is sponsoring a backpack drive for students in need. As local students head back to classrooms after the pandemic, the need has never been greater.
Working through the Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), the LWIC hopes to help many of the 5,000 students who need extra help to be prepared to succeed in school this year. Any dontation amount will be appreciated, as every $20 collected will provide a student with a backpack fully stocked with paper, pens, notebooks and folders.
Those who would like to donate can drop off a donation of any amount in the LWIC’s locked prayer request drop box by the front door of Redeemer Lutheran Church at 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive.
LWIC will also collect funds at the Carnival Game Night.
Checks can be made out to the LWIC. All funds collected will be added to the grand total and sent to the Backpacks for Success Program at CAPOC.
First christian Chuch
‘Woodlawn’ movie will be screened on July 23-24
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible. Most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.
In 2 Peter 1:5-11, the apostle Peter lays out specific attributes that should govern a Christian’s character. He instructs Christians to diligently pursue virtue, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kindness, and love. These are added to faith in Jesus Christ, who is the foundation of the Christian faith.
Scripture of the Week
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil by rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV).”
Saturday and Sunday services have the same message given by Pastor Bruce Humes. Sunday is a traditional service, with hymnal music provided by Pat Kogok at the piano. This Sunday will feature special music from Lita Fernandez and Terri Humphrey. Sunday service is from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Saturday services are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. Saturday service time is 9:30-10:45 a.m.
The Friday evening prayer meeting is from 6-7.
Thursday morning Bible study will resume July 29 from 11 a.m.-noon.
This month’s movie screening will be “Woodlawn,” a true story of Miami Dolphins superstar running back Tony Nathan. Tony attended Woodlawn H.S. in Alabama. In 1973, the school was desegregated, and racial tensions ran high. Under volatile conditions, Coach Tandy Geralds called in traveling sports chaplain Hank Erwin as a motivational speaker. The rest is history as God intervenes.
Showtimes are at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, at First Christian Church All Leisure World residents are welcome.
Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810.
Faith Christian Assembly
One of the great ways of finding out what is happening at Faith Christian Assembly is to visit the website. It is packed with useful information, such as what Faith Christian Assembly believes, directions to the church, events, photos and the monthly newsletter. The newsletter is a great source for teaching and encouragement and will provide a taste of the weekly messages. Visit www.fcaChurch.net to learn more, or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FCAChurchSB.
Sunday morning service is at 10:30, and the midweek Bible study is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Both are taught by Pastor Sheri Leming. GriefShare meetings are on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. A pre-service prayer group meets each Sunday beginning at 5 p.m.
Those who would like to receive a copy of the free newsletter or would like more information about the church can call (562) 598-9010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School teacher Don Absher will open the Sunday, July 25, service in prayer at 9:45 a.m. Darlene Harris will lead the Baptist choir in “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Pastor Rolland Coburn will bring a message titled “Settling Matters Now with Eternity in View” from Luke 12:32-59.
The Christian Women’s Fellowship meets on Monday, July 26, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.
On Wednesday, July 28, all LWers are welcome to join the Energizers midweek meeting in Clubhoue 3, Room 1, at 3 p.m. Members will pray for each other’s needs and have a Bible study on the Old Testament leader Nehemiah’s memoirs of rebuilding Jerusalem before Christ’s first coming.
Call (562) 430-2920 for more information.
Congregation Sholom will continue its hybrid services with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, July 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, as well as on Zoom starting at 6:30 p.m. Hybrid services will also take place on Saturday, July 24, at 9:30 a.m. The potluck Kiddush lunches have resumed. Those who plan on attending services in person on Saturday are asked to bring a dish.
New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at email@example.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.
The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69. If not clear, call Jeff (714) 642-0122 well in advance.
Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let the rabbi know by Wednesday.
Anyone who wants to participate in Congregation Sholom’s games, book club or livestream services on Zoom should call Jeff at (714) 642-0122 to receive an invitation.
Those who want to join the congregation should contact Howard Brass at (562) 794-9090.
The Buddha Circle will meet from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3
A lesson in Buddhism will be discussed by the Venerable Vui Mung “Joyful Heart.” He presents Buddhism in a simple way, and teaches how to suffer less and become happier. This interactive group encourages those who attend to ask questions. The Ven. Vui Mung will begin the session in a guided meditation.
There is no membership required, just a gathering of like-minded people. All residents are welcome.
Donations are welcome and will support the Ven. Vui Mung in his teachings. For more information, contact Florence Diep at (714) 468-6887.
Beit HaLev is back. Online services will begin again this week, starting with the Sim Shalom Ma’ariv service on Thursday, July 22, at 4 p.m. The Shabbat Shalom LIVE! services will resume on Friday, July 23, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m.
The Torah reading is from “Va’etchanan,” in Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25. This week is called “Shabbat Nachamu,” the Sabbath of Comfort, and follows last week’s observance of Tisha B’Av, a major fast day and one of the most somber days of the Jewish calendar.
Membership forms have been sent to those on Beit HaLev’s email list. The future, as always, is changing. For the first time in four years, Beit Halev will have live, in-person High Holy Day services beginning on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4; the first and second days of Rosh Hashanah will be held on Sept. 7-8 at 10:30 a.m. Yom Kippur services begin with Kol Nidrei on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.; the Shacharit (Morning) service will be on Sept. 16 at 10:30 a.m., and the closing service, Ne’ilah, will be at 5 p.m.
Live, in-person Shabbat services will be held once a month (to start) on the first Friday of the month, beginning on Friday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m.
All services will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook.
Beit HaLev is a Jewish Universalist community. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit Halev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine, and it doesn’t believe in labels.
To learn more about Beit HaLev and to request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the the breadth and length and height and depth of the love of Christ? “Boundless Love,” as described is the letter to the Ephesians, is the focus of Redeemer Lutheran’s worship on Sunday, July 25. Come join Redeemer Lutheran for worship and fellowship at 13564 St. Andrews Drive.
The main service, with Communion and choir, is held inside the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Maria Swift and Dee Sessa are this week’s greeters, and Carol Costello and Beverly Anderson will lead the Scripture readings and prayers. Organist Sharon Heck and the choir will offer inspirational music and hymns. This week, Redeemer Lutheran will celebrate all July birthdays in the church as well.
Need a spiritual lift in the middle of the week?
The midweek Bible study, led by Pastor Lynda Elmer, is held each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
A prayer-filled service with reflection and Communion is held at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel in the sanctuary.
Those who are in pastoral need can call the church office at (562) 598-8697.
Assembly of God
Summer is almost halfway over, and after over a year of “hibernation,” it has been wonderful to be with family and friends again. Even though everyone experienced some sort of loss in 2020, there is so much to be thankful for. Assembly of God encourages Leisure World to let a season of gratitude be its focus for the rest of the summer.
Leisure World Assembly of God meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. each Sunday. The worship style is traditional, and the sermons are uplifting and relevant.
Assembly of God hosts the hymn sing on Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. It is open to all Leisure World residents and guests. A variety of instrumentalists join song leader Dan Ballinger in performing songs from the hymn book, as selected by the audience participants. Ruth Olson takes the crowd back to its church roots with beloved songs from people’s younger years.
Pastor Chuck Franco leads the Bible study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The current study is titled “A Journey into Hope: When Life is Tough,” which is from 1 Peter.
Leisure World Assembly of God invites everyone to spend some time growing in their faith with friends and neighbors.
Those who would like more information about the church or need counseling or prayer can contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360, or emailing email@example.com. People can also share a prayer request with prayer team leader Carolyn Van Aalst at (562) 343-8424.
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Learn about Physical Property
Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Physcial Property Manager Kevin Black will be the Sunshine Club’s next speaker on Friday, July 23, at 10 a.m. During the meeting he will talk about his role in the Physical Property Department.
All shareholders are welcome to join this Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982089743?pwd=UGR3RlZRaUJmWmlSNE9KdTdNMUh3QT09. The meeting ID is 849 8208 9743, and the passcode is 508742.
Those who would like to get a Zoom link by email can text their name, Mutual number, and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, July 22, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls).
The Physical Property Department handles a variety of issues pertaining to code compliance, permits and safety concerns. Black, who was just promoted to department manager, will talk about the duties of building inspectors, which include being involved in all building processes, whether new construction or repairs for both interior and exterior. Building inspectors also oversee the processing of all building permits, prepare specifications, and assist in processing bid packets and contracts for special Mutual projects.
Black currently holds an ICC California Building Inspector License and a C-36 Plumbing License issued by the California Licensing State Board. His tenure with the GRF began over 28 years ago in January 1993. At that time, he was hired as a plumber in the Service Maintenance Department. Although he was one of six plumbers on staff, he was able to assist the team in other maintenance aspects, including electrical, carpentry, concrete and street repair.
In 2003, there was an opportunity for advancement in the Physical Property Department, which he applied for and was promoted to physical property inspector.
The Sunshine Club brings LW leaders to meetings to introduce their organizations to the group. It also invites specialists from outside Leisure World to share their experiences and ideas with club members.
The Sunshine Club will have a grand opening for the begining of its in-person meetings on Friday, Aug. 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Social time will begin at 9:30 a.m., since it will be the first time members will have seen one another in person since March 2020. The room is expected to fill up quickly, so the club encourages members to arrive early. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with Kellie Morris from the Council on Aging, Orange County.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
350 cars filled up 39 barrels at recent shredding event
The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) document shredding event on July 13 was a success.
The drop-and-go method worked extremely well. Residents waited in their cars as GAF volunteers retrieved the items to be shredded, which made the whole process easy and simple. The GAF is considering continuing this method since it is so efficient.
Truck driver Manny Lopez was so helpful during the event. There were over 350 cars/carts that were serviced duing the two-hour event.
The the next shredding event will be in November. LWers are asked to remember to not bring batteries to the event. Batteries can be dropped off any time in the buckets behind Clubhouse 5.
People are also asked to put the documents to be shredded in paper or plastic bags; no boxes will be accepted. Something that showed up this time was a bag of x-rays. Items such as these contaminate the paper and cannot be shredded.
The GAF thanks those who donated at the event. The donations collected will be used to fund GAF programs.
GAF is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit foundation. To receive more information about the GAF, visit the website at www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.
Senior Peace Club
Peaceful protest will focus on voting rights and voter suppression
by Nancy Goldstein
The Senior Peace Club’s next peaceful protest will be held in front of the Leisure World Globe on Wednesday, July 28, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The focus will be voting rights and voter suppression.
When the Sumpreme Court first began to defang the Voting Rights Act in its Shelby County decision in 2013, John Roberts wrote that “things have changed dramatically” in the South, and racial discrimination no longer warranted approval of voting procedures by the federal government. He couldn’t have been more wrong. Arizona’s voting restrictions, as well as those in other states, disproportionately affect minorities. The right to vote is an essential human right, and every time an eligible American voter is denied his or her right to vote because of restrictive and discriminatory laws, it is a threat to democracy. The growing trend of states implementing laws making it more difficult to vote under the guise of stopping “voter fraud,” for which there is no evidence that it is even an existing problem in this country, must be vehemently protested.
Signs will be available at the demonstration, but people are encouraged to make and bring their own appropriate signs. All caring and concerned people are welcome to participate.
American Legion Auxiliary
The Auxiliary is requesting volunteers to help with the Bingo games on the first, second and fourth Sundays of each month. Those who are interested in signing up should call Jean Sudbeck at (562) 594-0209 to volunteer for the different positions and more information.
The next Lunch Hour workshop and luncheon will be held at Sudbeck’s house on Tuesday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m. The luncheon is free and informative. Everyone is welcome, especially new members. To RSVP and receive directions to the location, call Sudbeck at (562) 594-0209 by Saturday, July 24.
Poppy-making will resume in the Clubhouse 1 Lobby from 10 a.m.-noon each Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to come, and there is a job for everyone to do while meeting other members. For information, call (562) 598-3743.
Membership dues are payable by calling (909) 731-9179.
Chinese Friendship Club
The Chinese Friendship Club meets every Thursday at 1p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. During the meetings, the group plays games and members get to know one another better. There will be no refreshments served. Everyone is welcome to join. The club does not charge membership fees. Call club president Stella Huang at (562) 588-3014 for more information.
Paws, claws and beaks
Next club meeting will be Aug. 12
The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club picnic was a success. The club will meet again in August. New members are welcome to join the club on its animal-loving adventures.
The next meeting and picnic will be on Thursday, Aug. 12, at noon. The club will need to know who is coming and what dish each person will bring. This is strictly a potluck event this time. People must have pets and live in LW to be a part of the club. (Bringing pets to the picnic is optional.)
People are asked to bring a food dish for eight people and RSVP to Jackie Hildebrant at (714) 423-8279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Brian Harmon
The LW Republican Club learned how they can do something positive to make elections fair and combat election fraud at its July meeting.
Club president David Harlow said that anyone can volunteer to become an observer at the polls on election day. Election observers are legally allowed to watch what happens at the polling place and take notes if they observe any illegal or suspicious behavior.
“This is one of those opportunities to stand up and do something significant for our Republican values and the future of our children and grandchildren,” he said.
People can sign up to volunteer through the Election Integrity Project of California’s website at www.eip-ca.com.
“Training is required to make sure that election observers know the laws, rules and regulations regarding what you can and cannot do; they will ask for information from you, then contact you later regarding the training date,” he added.
Another issue the club disscused during the meeting is the California State Education Frameworks. This document establishes education policy for K-12th grade. The document covers issues such as Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Comprehensive Sexual Identity. The complete 800-page document is apparently not available on the Internet and must be purchased to be read in its entirety. A website that discusses the content of the frameworks is www.protectourkidsnow.com.
The Republican Club has seen an overwhelming response with inquiries about club membership and other issues. Those who want to be added to the club membership roster or want more information can send an email to email@example.com or call (714) 928-1950. Members will be sent an agenda and minutes for each meeting and other information deemed necessary and/or appropriate by the president by email.
The Republican Club encourages club members to send their opinions on public issues or ideas about what the club should be doing. To do so, call or text (714) 928-1950. Those not wishing their name, ideas or opinions to be made public should so indicate.
by Mary Larson
Alarmed at the degree of misinformation being circulated prior to the Sept. 14 recall election, LW Democratic Club leaders are currently working on a plan to counter the misinformation of mass voting fraud in California. High on the list of projects under consideration will be making copies of a June 29 Los Angeles Times editorial available at the club’s weekly voter information booth on Tuesdays. The title of that editorial is “The ‘Big Lie’ Comes to California.”
The paper writes that its editorial is based on “the belief that Gov. Gavin Newsom will hold on to his seat because a healthy majority of voters lean Democratic in this state.” The editorial staff’s concern is that this “could result in more claims of massive fraud, refusal to recognize the results of the election and the beginning of an all-out assault on the elections process” in California.
The editorial acknowledges that poll watchers working with a variety of groups have made claims of millions of instances of improper registration or fraudulent voting in past California elections. However, the article goes on to point out that “few truly serious cases have been found when election officials have investigated. In many instances, this scrutiny has revealed that the complaints were based on a fundamental misunderstanding of election law.”
Articles titled “Vigilantes claimed voter fraud. A thousand false leads later, investigators found one case” and “Conservative activists push voter fraud claims to recruit an army to police California recall polls” also shed light on this situation. Both articles are available for downloading from the Internet.
The Democratic Club is also initiating a project to reach Leisure World voters directly with information about the Sept. 14 recall election. This effort will be based in part on lessons learned during the successful “Pony Express” project used in a previous election. Supporters of the club who are interested in participating in this effort are invited to call (562) 412-0898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to include complete contact information, including name, address, email and phone number.
Planning is also underway for what the club is tentatively calling “Training for Leadership.” This training will consist of 3-4 weekly sessions designed to provide attendees with more knowledge about the club, as well as politics in general. The first sessions, currently scheduled for August, will be in the form of a “beta” test with the primary participants being members of the board. There will be room in this first series for a limited number of other interested persons. Enrollment in future sessions will be limited to 12 people per series. Anyone interested in participation should email email@example.com for more information or to register.
LW Democrats and supporters interested in more in-depth reporting can subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter by calling the editor at (562) 296-8521 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for the Sept. 4 Anniversary Luau in CH 2
The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) held its monthly meeting on July 11. During the meeting, the club elected its new officers for 2021-2023. The club also discussed and approved the continuance of its annual luau celebration. This affair is the club’s best-attended event.
Kahula Voyage Dancers
The beauty of the South Pacific Islands has been the envy of many. But to learned scholars, these islands were discovered by accident, by people sailing or drifting from southeast Asia. The most famous are the Hawaiian and the Polynesian Island groups. They are both known for their sensual dances during the early years but were banned by the European missionaries because the movements were seen as suhhestive. Today, the hula dancing as the world knows it, has been re-instated as a norm to all Pacific Islanders as part of their culture.
The FALW will bring a touch of authentic Polynesian and Hawaiian hula dancers to the community. Hula is a Polynesian dance that was developed in Hawaii by Polynesians who accidentally settled in Hawaii. Hawaiian hula dancers are usually dressed in a subdued costumes, while Polynesian dancers are typically more scantilly dressed and their dances include emphatic hip movements.
Join the FALW at its Anniversary Luau Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 4, in Clubhouse 2 from 6-10 p.m. and experience a taste of the Pacific Islanders’ life. Authentic tropical cuisine will be served and live music played.
This event is the FALW’s biggest fundraising program. Tickets are now on sale at $30 per person.
To RSVP or receive more ticket information, contact Eileen Merritt, (562) 486-1252; Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597; or Ren Villanueva, (323) 854-6209. Tickets will be available in the Hospitality Room starting tomorrow, July 23, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Today’s meeting features Franz Joseph Haydn
The Korean American Classical Music Association (KACMA) reopened on July 8. It meets every second, third and fourth Thursday in Clubhouse 2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The annual membership free of $40 is due. Professor Samuel Kim is the KAMCA’s new program director.
Today’s progam, July 22, will feature symphony #45 (Farewell) by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn. All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend. The class will be conducted in the Korean language.
Obituaries, page 20
Willis “Bill” Frambach
On Tuesday, July 14, just one day after his 71st wedding anniversary, the Frambach family lost their hero, a magnificent man, a loyal, loving husband, a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a true friend.
Willis “Bill” Frambach died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 96.
Bill was born in Patterson, New Jersey, on Nov. 2 ,1924. From a very young age, Bill had a fascination for how things worked and a thirst for knowledge. While attending high school, he read the entire set of The Encyclopedia Britannica and retained much of the facts and information in those volumes for most of his life.
Bill loved to build and fix radios. As fate would have it, his ham radio licensing exam was cancelled, as it was scheduled for Dec. 8, 1941–the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Bill attended Rutgers University prior to and after serving in World War II and excelled on the wrestling team. He later transferred to UCLA to study marketing, and that is where he met the love of his life, Ann, whom he married on July 13, 1950, after they both graduated from UCLA in 1949.
Early in their marriage, Bill spent a year and a half serving in Korea in the Signal Corps and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant.
Bill was an entrepreneur. He started his own business selling industrial fasteners and later started another business manufacturing high-quality low-voltage lighting. He subsequently attended law school and had a successful career in family law and personal injury.
As a father, the word “incredible” barely describes how wonderful and devoted he was. He always stressed education, but never pushed. He gently encouraged all his children to be the best they could be. With that encouragement and support, Don and Bruce became medical doctors; Julie became an attorney; and Mary became a Ph.D. psychologist.
Bill always loved music. He taught himself to play the guitar and to sing, but initially lacked polish.
Bill and Ann moved to Leisure World, Seal Beach, in 1994. They immediately became very involved in the community. Bill had always loved to sing and play music, but at Leisure World, his musicality blossomed. He treasured the experiences he had and the friendships he developed, in singing and performing groups including the Chorale, the Barbershop Quartet, the Ad Hoc Singing Group (which he founded) and the Theater Club. What he lacked in vocal range he made up for with unbounded enthusiasm and a passion for the center stage.
Bill was also active in the Sunshine Club, The Y’s Men’s Service Club and the Rollin’ Thunder Club. Until health problems prohibited it, Bill would help serve meals for “Meals on Wheels” and helped The Rolling Rolling Thunder Club service golf carts. He also loved volunteering with the Y’s Men to offer free assistance installing, repairing or adjusting all sorts of items (as his children thought he could fix anything by taking it to his tool bench in the “ga-grage”).
Bill was also CFO of Mutual 12 and enjoyed the service he provided in that role.
Bill loved his life with Ann at Leisure World. He would often describe it as “resort living on the cheap.” He thoroughly enjoyed many of the amenities. In their early days, Ann and Bill would do such activities as water aerobics in the pool and walk around in the beautiful surroundings. When walking became difficult, he would work out at the gym. He was again able to walk around Leisure World with his beloved UpWalker; up until very recently, he would proudly clock 1.5-plus miles per day consistently.
Bill cherished spending time with his family. No matter what he and Ann had planned in their busy schedule, at the drop of a hat, all plans were suspended when any of his children and grandchildren came to visit.
More than a bit of a jokester, he wasn’t above conspiring with his daughter-in-law Anna in slipping a dribble glass in front of prospective new family members as an initiation prank.
He told his favorite joke often, which was a response to the question “How did you sleep?” He would reply, “I don’t know, I was unconscious.”
Family get-togethers would generally include singing at least one of his old standards, like “The Wreck of the Old ‘97,” “Clementine” and “The Wabash Cannon Ball.”
Bill’s tireless love and devotion to his wife and the rest of his family was evident throughout his life, his big heart, unparalleled; his keen wit, priceless; and his place in his families’ lives, irreplaceable.
To honor Bill’s memory, friends and members of the community are invited to join the Frambach family for a celebration of life at a date and location that is yet to be determined.
Bill is survived by his wife, Ann Frambach; his children, Donald Frambach (Mary Christine), Bruce Frambach (Anna Nieto), Julie Frambach Bigelow (Don) and Mary Frambach Tayal (Joe Heitman); his grandchildren, Eliza Hook, Stephen, Caroline, Heather and Ryan Frambach, Jillian Zitting (Louie), Rajan and Sita Tayal; and his great-grand children Alexis Bruhn, Lucas and Annalise Zitting. He is predeceased by his parents Arthur and Helen Frambach.
Carleda May Hutton
Carleda May Hutton passed away on June 28. There will be a celebration of life service on Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m. at Grace Brethren Church, 3601 Linden Ave., Long Beach.
Mun Kim’s memorial service will be on Saturday, July 24, at 11 a.m. at Sa-Rang Church in Clubhouse 4.
Odis Allen 82
Siava Ala 58
Larry Shafer 83
Gregory Leonard 68
Helen Moyer 60
Benito Garcia Jr. 78
Kimberly Gross 61
Evelyn Fegenhardt 61
David Watkins 61
Roxie Brown 88
Charoltte Weikert 82
Families assisted by
A Bunco group turned Girls Night Out happy hour group celebrated July birthdays together for the first time since the pandemic at Finbar’s. Linn Atkinson (l-r),Vickie VanErt, Tee Smith, Ana Obrien, Margarita Tautfest, Dee Steinbrecher, Grace Poelstra,Claudia Francoeur, Carol Kern, Sherie Vanek, Marilyn Croswell, Bette Fritz, Irvene Bernstein, Donna Hughes and Elesha Wadel.
Mobility Aid volunteers are ready to help LWers
The Mobility Aids program, sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation (GAF), is now in full swing, after a year of COVID-19 closures.
Volunteers manage the office in Clubhouse 6, Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. They will assist LWers who are in need of a mobility aid.
The program offers rolling walkers (rollators), standard lightweight aluminum walkers, standard wheelchairs and a lighter weight transporter wheelchair. There are also a limited number of knee walkers available.
The GAF is thankful for its volunteers at the Mobility Aid services. Without the volunteers, many of the programs would not exist.
Those who have questions about the service should call the Mobility Aids phone number at (562) 431-9589, leave a message and a volunteer call back Monday-Friday.
The GAF is a charitable foundation with a 501(c) (3) tax status.
For more information, go www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/30
Senior Male Seeking Travel Partner for Day-Time Trips & Excursions. Call 562-572-0830.
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
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 Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739,
562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 10/07
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. 07/07/2022
562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.
LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559. 08/19
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
License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 08/19
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 10/07
Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 09/16
562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed.
LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559. 08/19
LW DECOR INC.
40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262.
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 10/07
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 09/02
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes.
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 431-4796, (562) 596-9906.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries. 562-431-6859.
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7.
949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07
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. 12/30
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-years LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/16
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 09/09
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/30
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 8/26
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 08/05
Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07
MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093. Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 08/19
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/26
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 10/07
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/30
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008. 09/30
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001 08/26
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident SB License FUH0001. 09/30
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. 08/26
Dire NEED for Used-Car, Truck, Van, Motor-Cycle, Motor-Scooter, Vet Seat. Call Chuck 562-240-7404. THANK-YOU! 07/29
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258. 08/22
autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 10/07
1997 30-Ft Storm RV, 454 V8, All Amenities, Perfect Condition, Low Mileage, VERY Clean, Lots of Extras, $15,500 OBO. Leave Message for a Contact, call 562-799-1134.
6×12 Box Trailer. Air/Water TIGHT. Sitting in RV Lot by Clubhouse-4. 714-328-1233.
autos/boats/rv’s trailers wanted
Seeking Camper-Trailer max loaded weight 1,500 pounds or small RV. Leave message at 562-597-1097.
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
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. 09/02
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618 09/09
VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Costume/Turquoise/Sterling/14K Jewelry. Mid-Century, Taxidermy and Unusual Wall-Art. Call Leslie 562-243-7229. 08/12
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Estate Sale. July 22-23 (Thursday/Friday) 9:00am-12:00pm. 1761 Sunningdale Road, Mutual-14/Apt-50F. Mid-Century Bytomskie Style Full-Size Bedroom-Sets; Dressers, Platform-Bed, Nightstand, Upholstered Living-Room Chairs, Kitchen-Items, Garden Tools, Formal Dining-Room Table, Ladies Clothing. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818. Seal Beach License GDD0001. 13531 St. Andrews Drive, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Twin Bed (New), Reclining Leather Chair (Perfect Condition), Oak End Tables, Oval Persian Rug 8×5. By Appointment ONLY 562-305-1539.
2-Top and Bottom Lawn Crypts located in Affection Section, Plots 2AB, Block 5733 (2-Spaces). Located between Court of Freedom and Freedom Mausoleum. Glendale Forest Lawn. 949-533-6145
TEETER Inversion Table. Perfect condition (Like New). Great for back and posture. Paid $350, will sell for $125.
All Tool, Glass Supply, Diamond Grinder for Leaded Glass Hobbyist. Selling CHEAP. Call 562-799-1134. Leave Message for a Contact.
Inertia Brake System to use on a towed vehicle bypassing need to wire up towing & towed cars (Only $50). Call 562-799-1134. Leave contact number.
Box (4-week supply) Nutrisystem Food. Paid over $200, will sell for $80. 562-338-0408.
La-Z-Boy award winning Duo® Reclining-Sofa with dual-controllers and USB-ports on outside arms; patented ComfortCore® upholstery; 6-months old, $1550. Call (310) 251-9817. If texting, use “SOFA” & leave a message.
CARPORTS/CARPORT LOCKERS WANTED
Seeking open car-port near Thunderbird and Golden Rain. Please call Diana 562-583-5426.
leisure world apts/want to rent
Seeking a place/room to rent for 6-months. NEED by Sept-1st. Suzi 714-840-4031.
White coffee table 54” x 24”. In GOOD condition, Solid Wood. Call 562-596-4888.