LWW Trans/Vie Ed. 08-05-21

Aug. 5 2021

Share the Road

 Pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle drivers must coexist on Leisure World’s streets and byways. It can be a challenge-—the LW Weekly news office gets the calls to prove it.

Drivers call to report residents “who walk around at night in all black with their heads down or on their phones.” And there are the people who just barrel into the roadway without looking to see if a car is coming as well as those who walk in the road near the flood control channel.

Cyclists complain about pedestrians who weave down sidewalks, ignoring signals that bikers are approaching, or those who challenge a biker’s right to be on the sidewalk at all.

And pedestrians have their issues too. They call to recount how  speed-demon drivers run stop signs and bikers, trikers and cart drivers blow around corners, nearly knocking them flat.

It’s a conundrum but one that the GRF Board has addressed in policy and practice with “safety first” as its primary objective. 

The roadways and sidewalks must be shared  by cars, trikes, bikes, golf carts, low-speed vehicles (also known as street legal electric carts) and maintenance carts. They can all be be legally operated on all trust roadways in LW. But pedestrians are king—cyclists and vehicle drivers must yield to them. On the sidewalks, mobility scooters and bikes must also yield to pedestrians. 

To help drivers spot pedestrians, the GRF has placed buckets of neon flags at major intersections. Walkers are encouraged to grab a flag and hold it aloft as they cross to make them more visible to drivers.

Pedestrians must share sidewalks with bikes and mobility scooters and possibly with carts depending on their size and location, according to GRF traffic rules. 

As for drivers, all are cautioned to slow down and drive the 25 mph speed limit, come to full stops at lights and signs, and stay alert. 

Residents complain of speeding cars, distracted drivers  and rolling through stop signs. Although the Seal Beach Police Department cannot isolate LW infractions from those issued citywide, anecdotal evidence shows that officers are handing out as many as 50 citations in a given month, despite steep fines and penalties that include skyrocketing insurance rates for older drivers convicted of moving violations. 

According to the SBPD, the top four most commonly cited violations are running stop signs, using cell phones use while driving, illegal turning and vehicle registration issues.

Speeding is of specific concern in LW, where the posted limit does not exceed 25 miles an hour. 

The average California speeding ticket costs  $230 for a $35 base-fine infraction and that doesn’t include inevitable insurance premium hikes, according to ticketbust.com. Although it varies among insurance companies, older drivers  can see premiums almost double. The average car insurance rate increase for California drivers who get a speeding ticket is 42 percent, according to Forbes Advisor’s analysis. And for senior drivers, it’s often higher.

So it pays to slow down. 

Whether you are walking, behind the wheel or on a bike, there are rules for all GRF-managed roads. 

They include:

•All drivers are required to have a valid driver’s license in their possession.

•All LW vehicles must display current state-issued license plates and carry valid registration papers. 

• LW operators of golf carts and low speed vehicles are not required to possess a driver’s license in LW. 

• Visitors operating golf carts or low speed vehicles must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license, be 16 years of age or older and be accompanied by an authorized resident. 

• All resident cars, golf carts and low speed vehicles must have a valid GRF-issued decal. Decals, which are good for two years, are available at the Security Office in Building 5. 

• Bikes and electric scooters may display GRF decals to assist in gate access and in faster recovery if lost or stolen. But they are not mandatory.

• Golf carts and low speed vehicles that are less than 48 inches in width are only permitted on sidewalks from their parking places to the nearest driveway or exit onto the street.  

•Low speed vehicles that are more than 48 inches in width are prohibited on all walkways and sidewalks. 

• Bikes and mobility scooters may be operated on  all walkways and sidewalks in a safe manner under 5 miles per hour. 

• Motorized and electric bicycles in power mode may not be operated on sidewalks. 

• GRF vehicles, golf carts and low speed vehicles are permitted on sidewalks, lawns and walkways as neceseeary when operated by  GRF employees and third-party contractors.  

• Powered vehicles not licensed for street use are prohibited in LW.  Exceptions are golf carts under 48 inches wide, mobility scooters and electric bicycles using pedaled propulsion (not power).

• Roller skates, roller blades, skateboards, Segways or similar unpowered or powered vehicles are not permitted in LW. 

GRF safety rules include:

• Golf carts and low speed vehicles operated in LW must have working headlights, brake lights, directional signals and wiper blades.

• Golf carts, low speed vehicles, bicycles and electric bicyles can’t go faster than 5 miles per hour on sidewalks.

•Golf carts and low speed vehicles must yield the right of way to all pedestrians, bicycles and mobility scooters. 

• Bicycles and electric bicycles  are not allowed in GRF  buildings. 

• Bicycles and electric bicycles must yield the right of way to all  pedestrians and mobility scooters. 

• Vehicle drivers and cyclists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. 

How to report accidents:

• The driver of any type of vehicle involved in any kind of accident resulting in death or injury to a person or animal must immediately stop and call 911. The driver  then must immediately notify the Security Department. 

• The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in damages to property must immediately notify the Security Department.

Minari will be shown

The GRF will screen the Academy Award-winning 2020 drama “Minari” on Friday, Aug. 6, at 8:30 p.m. in the Amphitheater. The show is co-sponsored by the Korean American Association. A very special personal greeting to LWSB, graciously provided by the film’s prestigious editor, Harry Yoon, will precede the film that night.

“Minari” was produced by Brad Pitt and written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung. It is a semi-autographical expression of the latter’s family of South Korean immigrants trying to make a new life in rural Arkansas in the 1980s. 

Jacob Li moves his young family from California to start over on a 50-acre farm, where he dreams of finding success in raising Korean fruits and vegetables for the 30,000 immigrants who come to the U.S. every year from his homeland.  Struggling with a skeptical wife, cultural adjustments, the constant threat of financial ruin and a young son with a heart condition, he must now adjust to his mother-in-law arriving from Korea to live with them in their tiny trailer. Among the vignettes of tears and humor, the metaphor of minari, a tough Asian vegetable that survives under difficult circumstances almost anywhere, permeates the film through the actions of the wise but iconoclastic grandma, Soonja, portrayed by veteran Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung.

Among its many accolades, “Minari” earned six nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Steven Yeun) and Best Supporting Actress (Youn), with Youn winning for her performance, making her the first Korean to win an Academy Award for acting. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and earned six nominations at the 74th British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film Not in the English Language.

This film transcends cultural lines and will touch all those who see it regardless of their ethnic background. 

Don’t miss this special open-air screening of one of the best movies of 2020.

Pool Progress Report

With City of Seal Beach and Orange County Health Care Agency approvals in place, work on the pool has begun in earnest. 

As of Aug. 5, pool excavation is now nearly complete. More than 480 cubic yards of material have been removed from the site.

Work scheduled for this week includes:

• Complete excavation of spa and removal of dirt.

• Cut in skimmers and main drains, which are related to the filtration of the pool.

• Continue trenching for pool plumbing.

• Start demolition of the roof.

• Pothole for Southern California Edison (meaning that crews will be surveying for utilities before trenching with a backhoe).

• Delivery of pipe for pool and spa plumbing (Friday).

• Start pool and spa plumbing 

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.

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

Mask Up in LW

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has just released data that suggests fully vaccinated Americans who contract the Delta variant can spread COVID-19 as easily as unvaccinated people infected with the variant.

With that in mind, the GRF is strongly urging people to wear masks if they are particpating in group meetings and/or inside any clubhouse, GRF office or other community facility. 

The new study caused the CDC to recommend that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with high levels of COVID-19 transmission. 

According to study findings, 74 percent of the 469 cases that CDC investigated occurred in fully vaccinated individuals. Genomic sequencing of samples from 119 of 133 individuals in the study showed they had contracted the Delta variant. The vast majority of the vaccinated people in the cluster—about 79 percent—developed clear COVID-19 symptoms, according to the CDC. The data also suggested that the vaccinated group was just as able to spread the virus as the unvaccinated group. It is this conclusion that is prompting the CDC, the GRF, and other retail and government agencies to strongly urge people to mask up indoors in areas of high transmission regardless of vaccination status.

Leisure World has a population considered at high risk for the severest symptoms of this virus, and while more than half of the residents are fully vaccinated, there are vulnerable members living here. With the release of the new data—and in view of LW’s susceptible population—comes the strong recommendation to wear a mask indoors to protect yourself and others.  

As of Monday, the seven-day average of daily coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed the peak seen last summer, when the nation didn’t have an authorized COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. U.S. cases, based on a seven-day average, reached 72,790 on July 30. 

Unvaccinated residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible, as studies are also confirming that vaccinated people are far less likely to suffer from severe symptoms.

Emergency Information Council

Sgt. Brian Gray, emergency services coordinator for the Seal Beach Police Department, will be the guest speaker at the Emergency Information Council meeting on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. in Conference Room B, Building 5. 

This meeting is open to all shareholders interested in being proactive in all aspects of emergency and disaster planning. For more information, call (562) 598-4810.

Dumping Dos and Don’t

The large refuse containers at the 1.8-acre site adjacent to the Mini Farm off Nassau Drive are there for the convenience of LW residents. Bulky items, such as mattresses that cannot be safely disposed of at bins in Mutual carports, can be dropped off at the 1.8 acres. 

But not everything can be dumped there, and violators are subject to expensive fines. Removing items from the dumpsters is also prohibited. There are cameras on site to help prevent vandalism, illegal dumping and pilfering.

What can be dumped at the 1.8-acre site:

• Furniture, mattresses

• General bulk items

• Green waste

All items should be placed in, not around, the containers.

What cannot be dumped at the 1.8-acre site:

• Paint, unless it is fully dried in a sealed can

• Hazardous materials, such as pesticides, batteries, motor oil

• Tires

The law prohibits putting hazardous waste in regular waste containers, such as those at the 1.8-acre site. 

The closest hazardous waste collection center is Rainbow Environmental Services, 17121 Nichols St., Huntington Beach (714) 847-3581. For more information, call the Orange County Waste and Recycling, (714) 834-6752 or visit OClandfills.com.  Caution should be used when transporting household hazardous waste to a collection center due to the potential for partial exposure to the waste.  

Decal Office to open

Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, the GRF Security Decal Office will reopen for service Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  The Decal Office is located in Building 5 near the Copy Center.

No appointment is required, and none will be taken. Decal issuance will return to the first-come, first-served process that was in place before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historically, the office’s busiest times have been when the office first opens, at lunch time and just before closing. People who arrive at those times may have an extended wait to receive a decal.

To receive a vehicle decal, residents must present the following documents:

• Valid proof of vehicle insurance

• Valid DMV vehicle registration (vehicle must be registered to the LWSB resident)

• Valid DMV driver’s license

• GRF Identification Card

Be advised:

 • A decal will be valid for up to two years after the date of issuance.

• If a resident’s driver’s license expires before the end of the two-year period, a decal will expire in the same month the resident’s drivers license expires.

• Expired insurance, registration and/or driver’s licenses are not valid documents, and no decal will be issued.

• A DMV identification card is not a valid driver’s license, and no decal will be issued.

Code of Conduct adopted

Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) is committed to ensuring a safe, secure and respectful environment for everyone—employees, residents and vendors alike.

To that end, it has adopted a Code of Conduct with the purpose of clearly stating the GRF’s principles, standards, and the moral and ethical expectations that employees and third parties will be held to as they interact with the organization. 

GRF Code of Conduct

“The GRF is committed to ensuring a safe, secure and respectful environment and expressly prohibits abusive language, including threats, slurs and profanity. 

GRF reserves the right to take appropriate measures to address abusive, disruptive, inappropriate or aggressive behavior on premises, the phone, e-mail or in writing. GRF reserves the right to refuse service and take appropriate actions pursuant to its Code of Conduct 30-5093-1, Member Rules of Conduct.”

What Does It Mean?

The GRF expects that all individuals will demonstrate civil and respectful behavior while on its premises and expressly prohibits:

• Abusive language, including threats, slurs and profanity

• Sexual harassment

• Physical assault

• Physical intimidation

• Bullying

Why is This Important?

The GRF implemented the code in answer to rising incidents of conflict in LW. 

The goal is to maintain a safe, secure and respectful environment for all. Hence, the Board reserves the right to take appropriate measures to maintain decorum. 

This code has also been incorporated into the GRF email signatures.

Letters to the Editor


I really appreciated the thought-provoking and excellently written letter from Suzanne Dunwell (July 22) regarding the use of leaf blowers and lawn mowers, and the unrelenting noise and pollution they create. 

At one time, the Mutual 6 board of directors had written into the landscaping contract that no blowers be used except in special circumstances by permission only.

Let’s consider phasing in the use of all electric garden tools. Perhaps the current board can revisit this issue and set an example for all of Leisure World. 

Also, consider the possibility of replacing some of our lawn area with native species (not succulents and cactus) that use less water and no chemicals. 

This supports our bird, butterfly, bee and amphibian population by replenishing resources for wildlife both locally and along migratory corridors while providing food, shelter, safe passage and places to raise young.

The bird population has lost 3 billion in North America, coastal birds, 48 percent; and migratory and community birds, 26 percent (Audubon Society) due to habitat loss from development, decreased water, pollution, wildfires, etc.                                                                   

We are in a conservation crisis. Let’s all do our part to protect our beautiful bio-diversity with its pollinators, insect eaters and seed dispersers. 

Of course, it would also provide the personal benefits of improving both cognitive and mental health (ecotherapy at its best) with our bird watching!

Paula Dowd 

Mutual 6


What a beautifully written, fun and funny article—written by Joanna Matos regarding getting her kicks on Route 66-—in our July 15 edition of the LW Weekly! It was well-documented with details of where they went and what they did, complete with wonderful photos!  

Even though I’ve never taken that ride, my husband, David, recalls making that trip several times in the 1960s, which he said was still the heyday of Route 66.

Thanks for publishing such a worthwhile, interesting article. 

Jan Friedland

Mutual 4


Here I am again placing a complaint. 

I have been trying for approximately one year to have something done about the problem on St. Andrews Drive and Oakmont when trying to make a left turn. 

I attended a board meeting on Sept. 2, 2020, and there was another person there who complained of the same thing. 

First, I tried to have a three-way stop sign added but was turned down because of some section, but it boiled down to we haven’t had enough accidents on that corner to warrant a stop sign. 

Then I suggested that they cut foliage that blocks the view of cars coming in the other direction while making a left turn. 

I have talked to residents who agree with me about that corner. Our visitors are also concerned. I think some of the foliage has been cut, but it needs more. 

So please, take action before there is an accident. 

Grace Gate-Lesher 

Mutual 7


I am responding to the apparent lack of response to letter last week from Victoria Wood (July 29). 

Nothing is quite so frustrating as not being listened to. The editorial reply focused only on the noise related to the dismantling (of the DWP power plant), and this was not her issue. 

Rather, her complaint was regarding the sound levels from normal operations. “The noise is constant, 24/7.”  When walking in the evening (quiet?) hours, I can attest that this new plant is quite loud the closer your proximity.

So, I sympathize with the writer, as this is not just a Mutual 8 issue, but is a LW community problem. 

I urge the GRF Board to request LADWP measure the normal operating noise levels from this new plant, as it is more than a nuisance.  

Lee Howell

Mutual 5


I’d like to thank everyone for making my birthday very special. I appreciate all the effort put in to assure both parties were great. Love you lots. 

Alanna Eaby

Mutual 12


The Tokyo Olympics are spectacular as energetic Olympians with their flags held proudly represent their countries, competing for gold, silver and bronze.

Synchronized diving is one of my favorites, and I was dazzled watching the magnificent performances.

The women’s volleyball team competition reminded me of when I was on my high school team. The winners are jubilant while the losers accept defeat.

When I was a Mutual director, some of the shareholders were bored, so I suggested that they join clubs and watch the Olympics as the world competitions are always exciting. 

Some called and thanked me, saying how much they enjoyed the great performances.

I am overwhelmed with pride and gratitude as the U.S. tops the medals-won list. The athletes are amazing. 

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual 1

Perspectives Policy

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

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail 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.

405 Freeway Construction Updates

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:

I-405 Lane Reductions for 

Goldenwest Street Bridge Continue 

Crews will continue excavating and installing piles for the center median of the Goldenwest Street bridge over the I-405. This requires northbound and southbound I-405 lane reductions between Bolsa Avenue and Goldenwest. The lane reductions will continue, 5 a.m. to 12 p.m., for approximately five weeks. 

Sidewalk Closures on Seal Beach Boulevard for Signal Work 

Crews closed the sidewalks at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson Avenue for permanent traffic signal construction.

Activities include the removal of existing sidewalk ramps, installation of new sidewalk ramps, electrical and foundation work. Permanent traffic signal construction began June 1 and will continue for approximately two more months on weekdays. Daytime work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson will be intermittently reduced to two lanes at the intersection for the duration of the work.

Nighttime temporary traffic signal removal and permanent pole installation are anticipated in early July.

This work may be loud. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational issues.

Bolsa Chica Road Traffic Signal Work 

Crews will begin support activities in anticipation of sound wall construction in early August. This work includes relocating the temporary concrete barriers and fencing along northbound Bolsa Chica.

  NB I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to Bolsa Avenue Closed 

Crews closed the northbound I-405 loop off-ramp to Bolsa on June 18 for approximately three months to accommodate the freeway widening. It should reopen in mid-September. 

  SR-22 On-Ramp from Old Ranch Parkway Closed

The Old Ranch Parkway on-ramp to the westbound SR-22 closed April 13 for eight months to accommodate freeway widening.

 Activities include demolition, excavation, grading, drainage and electrical system installation, concrete pours, and asphalt paving.

Work hours are from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m. Nighttime work hours are 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Almond Avenue Update

Crews are set to work on the foundation of a wall along Almond Avenue between Dahlia Circle and Jasmin Circle, adjacent to the northbound I-405. The foundation consists of approximately 250 cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles. This activity includes augering large holes, installing forms and steel cages, and pouring concrete into the holes to form the piles.

Following these activities, crews will begin placing rebar, constructing forms and pouring concrete to construct the wall.

Work began July 26, and hours are from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, as needed for approximately two months.

Nighttime activities may also occur between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activity may occur at night. This work may be loud.

 Westminster Boulevard

Crews will excavate and remove concrete from the center median of the Westminster Boulevard bridge. The work is ongoing from 9 p.m.-6 a.m., for approximately one week. 

The 405 Community Outreach Team will provide detailed schedule information in future alerts.

Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup. Email 405project@octa.net or call (888) 400-8994 for more information. 

The I-405 Improvement Project mobile app provides quick access to current traffic conditions, closures and detours, along with project updates and links to contact the project team. Download it from the Apple Store or Google Play.  

I-405 Improvement Project automated call and text alerts will now start coming to subscribers from the I-405 Project Helpline number (888-400-8994). 

This will allow people to leave messages if they have  questions or concerns about the project.

Minibus Orientation

A Minibus Orientation will be held today, Aug. 5, and on the first Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. The classes run from 10-11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required.

The GRF Transportation Department will provide information on using the Leisure World Minibus service as well as information on the GRF appointment-based Access (wheelchair) bus service. Information will also be given on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations. 

Today’s class will include an in-depth presentation on the new City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to Rossmoor and Old Ranch shopping centers and the Seal Beach Old Town Pier shuttle.

These monthly informational sessions are for new or current shareholders who would like to learn about the Minibus service routes and timetables. For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 372, and ask to speak to Grant Winford, fleet manager.

Bathroom Accessibility Grant

The City of Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program has been approved for another cycle of funding. This means that starting July 1, the city can spend nearly $200,000 on grants to Leisure World residents for the Bathroom Accessibility Program.

For over 15 years, the City of Seal Beach has offered the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents modify their bathrooms. As of 2020, LWers with more than one bathroom are eligible. Furthermore, in special circumstances, a bench can be added to the fiberglass unit.

In the wake of  COVID-19, the administration of this program has changed slightly. There will be no in-person workshops this year.  Instead, individual appointments can be made via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to ask questions and get individualized advice on how to complete an application. Simply email monique@civicstone.com for an appointment. People can also call (909) 364-9000, but email is preferred. All information is kept strictly confidential. 

Any Leisure World resident who has trouble stepping into the shower for any reason is likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. The Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant converts the tub/shower combination into a shower-only for safer access. The fiberglass is refinished to look like new, and a custom glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models, and grab bars may be added as needed.

The program is made possible through a grant from HUD, Orange County and the City of Seal Beach. To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below $75,300 if you live alone, or the limit is $86,050 per year for a two-person household. Savings do not disqualify you.

“Many residents get confused about the application process,” said Monique Miner of CivicStone, which administers the program. CivicStone was hired by the City of Seal Beach 15 years ago to facilitate the bathroom grant program. “Residents don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade. We are just a phone call away and can help residents apply for the completely free upgrade.  But don’t delay completing your application because funds are limited.”

For more information, email monique@civicstone.com or call (909) 364-9000. 

SB Police Report

Four people have been identified as suspects in a burglary that occurred at the historic Bay Theatre, currently closed to undergo renovation, in downtown Seal Beach. On June 29 at about 3 p.m., the Seal Beach Police Department received a call of a possible burglary at 340 Main St. Contractors working on the property reported that multiple suspects accessed the Bay Theatre during three separate occasions between June 25-26. Video surveillance captured the suspects entering and exiting the building. The suspects appeared to be teenagers or young adults and familiar with the area.

During one of these incidents, suspects took an antique sign and other items from inside the theater. Additionally, the suspects vandalized the inside of the building using markers and spray painting  graffiti on various surfaces. This graffiti included a crudely drawn swastika with a circle around it and a line through it.

During the course of this investigation, four suspects were identified, two of whom are juveniles. The involved suspects are cooperating with the investigators, and property that was stolen has been returned.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the identity of the suspects will not be released at this time. Based on information obtained at this point in the investigation, detectives do not believe a hate crime was committed and are working closely with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office to review potential charges.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Detective Jorge Muñiz at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1109, or jmuniz@sealbeachca.gov.

Cal Fresh Benefits

CalFresh can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods.  CalFresh is funded by the USDA and administered through the Community Action Partnership in Leisure World to help improve the health and nutrition of people with lower incomes.

Requirements to Apply

• You must have at least one citizen or legal permanent resident with a Social Security number living in your household (including children).

• You may qualify for CalFresh even if you have a full- or part-time job. 

• Gross monthly income must be less than the amounts listed: One-person household, $2,128; two-person household, $2,874.

• Seniors, those on SSI or those with a disability can apply and may be eligible for CalFresh.

• Documents needed to apply: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of income and resident card (if applicable, receipt of rent and receipt of one utility bill).

Upon application, income and many other factors are taken into account to determine eligibility.   

For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/. 

Residents who need help applying can contact Robann Arshat in GRF Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or Robertaa@lwsb.com. 


GRF BOD Executive Session Agenda

Friday, Aug. 6, 1 p.m.

Virtual meeting in accordance with applicable codes. 

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

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

1. Call to Order

President Susan Hopewell

2. Roll Call

3. Legal

4. Contracts

5. Personnel

6. Adjournment

Agenda is subject to change.

How to Contact Your Government

Contacting your elected officials remains one of the most important civic responsibilities you can perform outside of voting. Here’s a guide to how to contact those elected to be your voice:

President Joseph R. Biden

Phone: (202) 456-1111 

Mail: The White House, Office of the President, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500

Website: www.whitehouse.gov

Vice President Kamala Harris

Phone: (202) 456-1111

Mail: The White House, Office of the Vice President, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500 

Website: www.whitehouse.gov

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

Phone: (310) 914-7300 or (202) 224-3841

Mail: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025 

Website: www.feinstein.senate.gov/

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla

Phone: (202) 224-3553 

Mail: 11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 1250W, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: www.padilla.senate.gov

U.S. Representative, 48th District, Michelle Steel

Phone: (714) 960-6483 or (202) 225-2415

Mail: 17011 Beach Blvd., Ste. 570, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

Website: steel.house.gov

Governor Gavin Newsom

Phone: (916) 445-2841 

Mail: 1303 10th St., Ste. 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: www.gov.ca.gov

State Senator, District 34, Thomas J. Umberg

Phone: (714) 558-3785 or (916) 651-4034

Mail: 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Ste. 220B, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: sd34.senate.ca.gov

State Assembly Member, District 72, Janet Nguyen

Phone: (714) 843-4966 or
(916) 319-2072

Mail: 17011 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1120, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Website: ad72.asmrc.org

Orange County Supervisor, District 2, Katrina Foley

Phone: (714) 834-3220

Mail: 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: bos2.ocgov.com

Seal Beach Mayor Joe Kalmick 

Phone: (562) 431-2527, ext. 1501

Email: jkalmick@sealbeachca.gov

Mail: Seal Beach City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach, CA 90740 

Website: www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/City-Council

Seal Beach City Council Member, District 5,  Sandra Massa-Lavitt

Phone: (562) 431-2527, ext. 1505

Email: smassalavitt@sealbeachca.gov

Mail: Seal Beach City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach, CA 90740 

Website: www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/City-Council

GRF Meetings 

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

Thurs., Aug. 5 GRF Executive Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 6 GRF Board Executive Session

Admin Conf Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Aug. 9 Mutual Administration Committee

Admin Conf Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Aug. 10 Special GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 11 Management Services & Contract Ad Hoc

Conference Rm B/virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 11 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 12 Communications/IT Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 13 Architectural Design & Review Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Aug. 16 Finance Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., Aug. 17 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Aug. 18 Strategic Planning Hoc Committee

Conference Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Carport Cleaning

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

Street Sweeping

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

Deadlines for the LW Weekly

The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. 

People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses. 

Submissions should be no more than 500 words in length. Restaurant, theater or book reviews may be accompanied by an original, high-resolution image. All articles are suject to editing by LW Weekly staff.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Aug. 5 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Aug. 9 Mutual 9

Conference Rm A 9 a.m.

Tues., Aug. 10 Mutual 1 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tues., Aug. 10 Mutual 16

Conference Rm A 2 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 11 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9 a.m.)

Conference Rm A 9:15 a.m.

Thurs., Aug. 12 Mutual 12

Conference Rm A 9 a.m.

Fri., Aug. 13 Mutual 3

Conference Rm A 9 a.m.

Mon., Aug. 16 Mutual 15

Conference Rm A 1 p.m.

Tues., Aug. 17 Mutual 14

Conference Rm B 1 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 18 Mutual 5

Conference Rm B 9 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 18 Mutual 7

Conference Rm A 1 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 19 Mutual 2

Conference Rm A 9 a.m.

Thurs., Aug. 19 Mutual 11

Conference Rm B 1:30 p.m.

Mon., Aug. 23 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

Conference Rm A 9:30 a.m.

Special GRF BOD Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1 p.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. Shareholder/Member Comments 

a. Written, submitted prior to meeting

b. Verbal, via livestreaming

Foundation Shareholders/Members are permitted to make comments before the meeting business of the Board begins. The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) 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.

5. New Business

a. Contract Approval—MSP Provider

6. Board Member Comments

7. Adjournment

Health & Fitness


Weight-loss is all about water

Along with oxygen, water is vital for life; the huamn body will not survive without it. After the July 16 meeting, Wa-Rite members were challenged to drink more water, and Joyce Brannon accepted that challenge. She found that it kept her from eating as much. Brannon also shared that not buying what she shouldn’t eat also helped; if it’s not in the house, she can’t eat it. By drinking more water, staying away from sweets and cutting down her portions, Brannon lost 3 pounds and gained the title of Top Loser at the July 23 meeting.

Shirley LaBrecque spoke at that meeting on the importance of water, as it keeps everything in a person’s system moving. For those who have a hard time drinking plain water, she suggested flavoring it with slices of lemon, orange or cucumber. Members were encouraged to do whatever they thought would help them remember to drink more water, including filling a glass and keeping it someplace visible. People should be drinking at least six to eight cups per day.

Some other health tips that were shared include: 

• Don’t skip breakfast.

• Eat more fiber.

• Get plenty of sleep. 

• Keep moving.

• Everyone should give themselves a break and not be so hard on themselves, but rather love themselves as is.

This week’s food for thought: “change = challenge and challenge = change.” Members were asked to consider  the questions “What’s your challenge?” and “What do you need to change?”

Wa-Rite is a support group for women wanting to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins start at 7:45 a.m. and end promptly at 8:45; the meeting runs from 9-10 a.m. Dues are $5. All LW residents are welcome to join, but must present their GRF ID.

Anyone with questions should contact Margaret Humes at (562) 296-5835.

Medical Qi Gong Club 

The Medical Qi Gong Club meets every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. George Stemmann, who began his tai chi studies at the Long Beach Senior Center and has since studied with Dave Heilig, uses movement to promote wellness, longevity and self-healing. He offers instruction on how to maintain health, reduce pain and relieve stress through prescribed movements.

Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. this summer season for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. Dues are 99 cents per year. For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at (562) 304-0880.

Qigong Club

Qigong Club/Tai Chi Cha/Stick-ercise meets every Tuesday from 9:20-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Increase your flow of energy with low-impact movements and experience flexibility, focus and balance through stretching and exercise. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact club president Joann Mullens at (562) 596-3936 or Lillian Silva at lilliansilva027@gmail.com.


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 Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

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.

Happy Monday Get Strong 

Prevent age-related muscle loss with strength training. Via Zoom, certified personal trainer and Leisure World resident Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads simple at-home workouts with dumbbells and stretch tubing/bands every Monday at 4 p.m. This free, interactive half-hour group class is designed to help people stay strong and healthy for years to come. 

One 86-year-old student commented, “I have had two hip-replacements and two knee-replacement surgeries; the latter did not go well so I have balance issues. [Christensen’s] Monday class is the only one I can do. I am trying hard to keep my quadriceps, so the Monday class is very helpful.”

Christensen has certifications and education from National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Exercise Trainers Association, American Council on Exercise, Functional Aging Institute, Zumba®, Titleist Performance Institute, and more.

Email wildfire1@truetomybody.com or call (562) 879-1954 for registration information.

The barre has been lifted: Another barre has been installed for the Ballet Fitness class, taught by Mel Lockett (front, with dance Libby Bond) every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All are welcome to join. Call (562) 252-9676 for more information.

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, Aug. 5: Baked ziti with turkey, whole-grain roll, and green beans with pimentos; cheesecake; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with spinach, tomato and pickle, plus confetti slaw.

Friday, Aug. 6: Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, au gratin potatoes, and Brussels sprouts; fruit cocktail; spinach salad, with chicken, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing; plus crackers. 

Monday, Aug. 9: Homemade meatloaf with brown gravy, mac and cheese, and green beans with pimentos; oatmeal cookies; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad.

Tuesday, Aug. 10: Curry chicken, brown and wild rice, and zucchini with tomatoes; pears with cinnamon; turkey and ham Cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Aug. 11: Pork loin with adobo sauce, oven-browned potatoes, and peas and onions; fresh banana; turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus tricolor pasta salad.

Arts & Leisure

Cabaret Entertainers are back to entertain

On Saturday, Aug. 7, the Cabaret Entertainers will welcome LWers to their first show of 2021, “Cabaret Favorites.” 

The doors to Clubhouse 2 will open at 6 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show, which will feature nostalgic songs of the past, Broadway hits, some country, a piano medley and what’s described as “a funny maternal happening.” 

Joining performers Bette Fritz, Tosca Lies, Vickie Van Ert, Charla Gae, Andre DuSomme and Charlie Guggino are new members Maxine Chavez and Connie Farrand, plus special guest Linn Atkinson. 

Club president Phil Mandeville will act as emcee, with Jon and Chris Russell as the supporting cast. The backstage crew includes sound technician Tim “The Eraser” Fitzpatrick and spotlight operator Bill McKusky. 

Prior to the show, the club will pay tribute to its members who have joined the heavenly cabaret troupe, and Sherie Vanek will dedicate a song to her late husband, Johnny. 

Attendees will find donation dishes at the tables; the club appreciates any financial support for future shows and toward purchasing replacement equipment. 

—Charlie Guggino

Dancing Feet Club 

Dancing Feet Club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2. 

Ballroom and line dancing are every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-9:30 p.m. Attendees to either should come dressed to impress and bring their own snacks and drinks; no alcoholic beverages allowed. 

Line dancing class and practice are every Monday from 7-9 p.m.

Both events are free. For more information, contact Ed Bolos via text at (551) 998-4223 or email at edbolos@comcast.net.

Party Bridge

The First Friday Party Bridge group will start at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 1 on Aug. 6. The group will play with partners, then rotate after five hands. Cards will be furnished, but players are asked to bring $1 to fund prizes for the top three finishers.

Everyone is invited, but participants should call Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240 to make a reservation. Lunch will not be served, but people are welcome to bring their own drinks or snacks.

The Second Friday Bridge group will meet at the same time and location on Aug. 13.

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet on Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Instructor Ben Benjamins will lead a discussion on camera basics and planning presentations for future meetings. Members, new and old, are asked to bring a photo of people playing or working. Lighting, composition and sharpness will be key. Photos should be mounted in a 16-by- 20-inch mat or a black frame of the same size. 

Contact Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978 with any questions.

Amphitheater 2021 Schedule

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. 


• 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.


• 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

‘Save the date,’ says LW doo-wop club 

Leisure World’s doo-wop club, Let the Good Times Roll, takes the stage in Clubhouse 2 on Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is encouragd to come dressed in the spirit of “American Bandstand” and ready to dance. Photos from the event will be posted to the Leisure World Seal Beach—Let the Good Times Roll, Official Doo Wop Club page on Facebook. 

“Come let our cast of singers and dancers entertain you,” says Frank Destra, club president. Joining Frank onstage will be Martha Destra, Lu DeSantis, Carmen Edwards, Jackie Hidebrant, Ben Berg, Bev Adams, Sally Glausser, Tosca Lies, Irit Chapnick, Ric Dizon, Erika Greenwood, Jose Del Pino, Ellen Brannigan, Rick Riley, Susan Kelleghan, Ken Notorleva, Maxine Chavez, Vinny Correnti, Karen Hensel, Claudio Gonzalez and Tillie Stiehr.

—Lu DeSantis

GRF Weekend Band Lineup for August

Golden Rain Foundation sponsors live music performances, a fun social event that gives residents the opportunity to get in some gentle exercise, meet new people or spend time with old friends, and experience new music or enjoy the classics. Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest, on-site, as this is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of the bands. The concerts are free, but tips are acceptable and appreciated.

Aug. 14: Vinyl Rock, rock and roll. Clubhouse 1, 7 p.m.

Aug. 15: The Velvetones, swing band. Clubhouse 4, 6 p.m.

Aug. 28: Abilene, classic rock and country rock. Clubhouse 2, 7 p.m.

Saturday Social Bunco Club

Results from the July 24 meeting are as follows:

Most Buncos: Karen Riner

Most Wins: Laura Geier

Most Babies: Sandy Weisenstein

Most Losses: tie between Joyce Ingram and Shelly Middleton

Door Prize: Kathe Repasi

The Saturday Social Bunco Club will meet Aug. 14 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.

Scrabble Club

The Leisure World Scrabble Club was active in July. The club met on all four Wednesdays; on July 28, they had lunch together to celebrate Larry Edgar’s 500th game. 

Thirteen of the members posted scores of at least 300; there were 45 such totals. Five of the members had bingos, in which a player used all seven tiles in a single word; there were 11 such moves.

Edgar led with eight scores above 300 and had three bingos. His high score was 420. 

Suthy Chhoeuy topped 300 seven times and posted two bingos; her best score was 373. Mary Hobbs had six scores above 300. She scored 90 points on one play, en route to a total of 385.

Diane Seeger bested 300 four times and had four bingos; her top score was 377. Marilyn Moody scored a 402; her one bingo was an 89-point play.

Club president Maria Giegerich topped 300 three times, had one bingo and got a best score of 343. Former presidents Flo Nesland and Flo Thompson each had two 300-plus games, with their high scores being 356 and 346, respectively.

Other members who scored above 300 were Charla Gae (three times; best score: 318); Wanda Bemben (twice; best: 369); Zoe Pickell (twice; best: 336); Mark Scott (once; 322); and new member Valerie Strong (once; 305).

The club meets from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. New members are welcome. 

—Larry Edgar

LW Drone Club

“Fly me to the moon,” Frank Sinatra famously crooned. And while the LW Drone Club definitely wants to fly, it will leave the moon to those with the resources to do so. The club is for people who enjoy flying drones for recreational fun, as a hobby and for other experiences. Members have shared photos and videos that are incredible and absolutely beautiful. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. The club hopes you will come fly with it—just not to the moon.

Men’s Golf Club

In the July 28 Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament, 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. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a well-manicured, 1,658-yard, par-54 course.

A total of 46 golfers played 18 holes through the early morning and into the afternoon. The weather was warm at the first tee time, but the temperature and humidity rose quickly. Until the latter part of the morning, there was no wind, which was welcomed when it came.

The fairways and greens are in very good shape, but the tee boxes have not improved; only 23 of the 46 rounds were net under par, versus 24 last tournament.

All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap). A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7; B Flight, 8-11; and C Flight, 12-18.

A Flight Winners: First place: tie between tournament director Alan Sewell and Jae H. Lee, an excellent 6 under 48; second: tie between Steve Ro and Young Lee, 3 under 51; third: Ron Steele, 1 under 53; fourth: Seung Lee, even par 54; fifth: tie between Jae Kim, Steve Walker and Bob Barnum, 1 over 55.

B Flight Winners: First place: Bruce Bowles, a nice 6 under 48; second: tie between Bill McKusky and Andrew Kim, a sweet 5 under 49; third: tie between Won Song and Hyun Jun Lee, 3 under 51; fourth: Train Nguyen, 1 under 53; fifth: Youn Lee, 1 over 55.

C Flight Winners: First place: tie between Jong Lee and Manny Miranda, a well-played 5 under 49; second: Dave Winn, 4 under 50; third: tie between Paul Shellenberger and Joon Sup Yoon, 1 under 51; fourth: Rolando Ramirez, 2 under 52; fifth: Byron Schweitzer, even par 54.

Closest to the pin on the 85-yard, par-3 eighth hole was Sewell, and at the par-3 17th hole, it was Steele. There were four circle hole winners but no holes-in-one.

The next Men’s Golf Club Tournament will be on Aug. 11, and the next Guys and Gals Tournament will be on Aug. 18. If you had planned to play and cannot, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as you know. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia

LW Bunco Club

The winners at the July 26 LW Bunco Club meeting were:

Most Buncos: Bev Friedman, Nancy Floyd and Liz Meripol

Most Wins: Pat Wilson

Most Babies: Dolores Ruiz

Most Losses: Vivian Fournier

Door Prize: Sharon Rutigliano

The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; the next meeting is Aug. 9. 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.

Carrie Kumabe (r) returned to a warm welcome from Hui O Hula. With her contagious smile, Kumabe is popular because she knows how to play many musical instruments and how to make other musicians sound great. She performs with the Hui O Hula band every Tuesday upstairs in Clubhouse 6 for the “walk in, hula out” session from 2:30-5 p.m. Regular hula lessons are offered in that space from 1-2:30 p.m., as well as at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. Contact Kaye Huff at (562) 431-2242 for more performance information.

Men’s Golf League Results

On July 23, the David L. Baker Golf Club in Santa Ana hosted 15 men (including three guests) and one woman of the Leisure World Golf League. An executive golf course, Baker is a short 4,000 yards, par 62, and fairly flat, with wickedly placed sand traps and numerous water hazards. Although some of the tee boxes needed help, the greens and fairways were in great condition.

At tee time, the day was warm, overcast, humid and with no wind. When the sun came out later, it became a hot, muggy morning. With the great playing conditions and little wind, the golfers generated nine at- or under-par rounds and five birdies.

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

A Flight Winners: First place: Larry Hillhouse, 7 under 55 and fewest putts; second: tie between Sam Choi and Tim Looney, 6 under 56; third: Gary Stivers, 3 under 59; fourth: Dave LaCascia, 2 under 60. Tim Looney, Choi and LaCascia each had one birdie. LaCascia was closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 12th hole, and Stivers was closest on the 110-yard par-3 third hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Bob Munn, an excellent 8 under 54; second: Gene Vesely, 6 under 56; third: Ron Sommer, TK; fourth: Liz Meripol, 2 over 72. Vesely and Munn each had a birdie, and Mike Looney and Ron Sommer tied for fewest putts.

Eight golfers then competed on July 26 at the par-71, 6,000-yard Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana.  It was a rainy, humid, overcast round with temperatures in the low 70s and little wind. Willowick has long, wide fairways and small greens, but no water hazards. The back nine has two par-5s that are more than 520 yards long.

This week, the greens were in excellent condition, but the tee boxes and fairways need to be better maintained. Even with the so-so course conditions and the rain, however, the golfers delivered seven rounds at or under par, plus three birdies and a rare 2-under-par Eagle.

A Flight Winners: First place: Stivers, an excellent 7 under 64, plus fewest putts; second: tie between Choi and Clay Fischer, 5 under 66; third: Jim Goltra, 3 under 68; fourth; tie between Bill McKusky and LaCascia, 1 under 70. Choi was closest to the pin on both the 140-yard, par-3 fourth and the 130-yard 12th hole. Choi had two birdies, McKusky had one, and Fischer had a rare Eagle by chipping in from the fairway.

B Flight Winners: First place: Munn; a very good 6 under 65; second: Lowell Goltra. Munn also 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 (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

LW Pinochle Club

The LW Pinochle Club meets Mondays and Thursdays at noon in Clubhouse 4. Additional games are played in Clubhouse 1. The following are recent winners. 

July 19: First place: Marilyn Allred, 12,250; second: Marge Dodero, 11,910; third: Irene Perkins, 11,390; fourth: Joan Taylor, 10,400.

July 22: First place: Oscar Moya, 11,480; second: Diana Lambert, 11,380; third: Antonia Zupancich, 11,200; fourth: Charlotte Westcott, 11,010.

July 24: First place: Tony Dodero, 10,880; second: Jim Dix, 10,320; third: Julia Troise, 10,290; fourth: Peggy Kasper, 10,110.

July 26: First place: Julia Troise, 13,200; second: Charlotte Westcott, 12,160; third: Jim Kasper, 11,720; fourth: Peggy Kasper, 10,020.

—Marjorie Dodero

Genealogy Club opted to have lunch at the El Dorado Golf Course instead of a picnic. Plans for the balance of 2021 and 2022 were discussed. Contact club president Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for details.

LW Library gives away big rewards to cardholders

More than 250 residents came out for the LW Library’s Welcome Back festival on July 28. In addition to goodie bag giveaways, refreshments and games, LWers could enter a raffle simply by showing off their library card.

For the raffle, there were two of each prize. The dining-themed buckets, featuring gift cards to local restaurants including Panera, as well as a small bottle of soda, were won by Ron Clements and Donna Hughes. Movie night buckets, with gift cards to AMC theaters and movie-theater-sized boxes of candy, were snagged by Herman E. Colvin and Prince Pierson. 

Winning bus tickets, each good for a seat on upcoming Library-sponsored trips, were Lin Kelley and Doris Weinert. 

“I’ve never won anything before!” exclaimed Weinert, as she collected her prize. 

Yahtzee Club

The winners at the July 23 Yahtzee Club meeting were Debbi Fudge, Shelley Middleton, Marilyn Moody, Suzanne Parks, Kathe Repasi, Lois True, Sandy Weisenstein and Pat Wilson. Moddy also won for Most Yahtzees.

The Yahtzee Club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The cost to play is $2 per meeting. The money goes toward prizes at the end of the game. Everyone is invited to join this friendly club. Those who have no idea what Yahtzee is are welcome to come during the meeting time and learn the basics of the game. The club dues are $3 for 2021. 

Each member should bring a beverage in a spill-proof, clearly labeled container. Anyone with questions or who wants a free lesson should call or text Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

Restaurant Reviews

LW residents are invited to submit reviews of their favorite eateries for publication. Include your name, Mutual and telephone number. Reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email submissions to  pattym@lwsb.com.

LW Orchestra seeks musicians 

LW Orchestra is rehearsing without a drummer; the seat is empty. A drummer is needed to fill out the group.  

The orchestra is also in need of a trombone player.  

Anyone interested or perhaps scared because they have not played in a few years is urged to contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or fredreker326@gmail.com. Thanks to a wonderful conductor and helpful fellow musicians, many players have regained their musical skills of yesteryear and are now great contributors to the orchestra. 

Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in the Amphitheater.

LW Quilting Bee Club

Calling all quilters and needle artists: The LW Quilting Bee Club will resume its meetings at 9 a.m. on Sept. 1 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders or practices any needle crafts is welcome. Members and interested shareholders can bring a current project to work on and/or share, as there is a Sew and Share session at each gathering. Experienced quilters and knitters are ready to assist those who need a little guidance. For more information, contact Marcella Campbell at (562) 588-5062.

Shuffleboard League

The Shuffleboard League is looking for new players. For the month of August, one member of the club’s Board of Directors will be at the Clubhouse 1 courts every Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. or later to answer questions, supervise practice and teach anyone wanting to learn the game. The club has a requirement that new players receive 30-45 minutes of training on the rules, etiquette during play and scoring. This is an opportunity to meet new people and get some low-impact, fun exercise. Closed-toed shoes are required. For more information, contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.


See schedule on the LW website at www.lwsb.com


Art League, CH 4, Art Rm., Wed., 9 a.m.-noon; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Guild, CH 4, Art Rm., Thurs., Mon., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ceramics—Bisque-It, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ceramics—Clay Crafters, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Mon., Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting, CH 4, Art Rm., Mon., 1-4 p.m. 

Korean Traditional Painting, CH 3, Rm. 5, Tues., 9 a.m.-noon

Lapidary/Beading, scheduled as needed

Love Weaving Baskets, CH 3, Rm. 6, 4th Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (does not meet Nov., Dec.)

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Thurs., 1-4 p.m. 562-430-7978

Quilting Bees, CH 3 Lobby, Wed., 9-11:30 a.m.


Bridge—Combined Party Bridge, CH 1, Mon., noon-4 p.m.; 1st & 2nd Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Bridge—LW Duplicate Bridge, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., Fri., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cribbage Club, CH 1, Tues., noon- 4 p.m. 

Diamond Poker Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 4-8 p.m.

Hold ’em-N-Squeeze ’em (poker), CH 3, Rm. 6, Sat., Wed., 6-9:30 p.m.

Leisure World Pinochle Club, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Liar’s R Us (poker), CH 3, Rm. 4, 6-10 p.m.

Social Club of Leisure World, CH 1, Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Tournament Poker Club, CH 6 Hospitality Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

WA Train, CH 3, Rm. 4, Thurs., 5:30-9 p.m. 


Ballet Fitness, CH 6, Rm. C, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Dance Fitness, Vets Plaza, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Dancers & Mixers, CH 4, 1st Tues., 5-10 p.m.

Dancing Feet, CH 2, Mon., 7-9 p.m., 4th Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.

Flowering Step Line Dance Club, CH 2, 1st and 4th Mon., 10 a.m.-noon; CH 3 lobby, 3rd Mon., 10 a.m.-noon

Grapevine Line Dance, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 3-5 p.m.

Hello Line Dance, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 1-3 p.m.

Hui O Hula, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 1-5:30 p.m.

Joyful Line Dance of Leisure World, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Korean Folk Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 8-10 p.m.

Leisure Time Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 2-4 p.m.

LW Cloggers, Amphitheater, Wed., 8:30-11:30 a.m. 562-598-9974

Saturday Morning Dance Class, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 9-11 a.m.

Suede Sole Dancers, CH 6, Sec. C, Fri., 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Zumba Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Abilene Club, CH 2, Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; 4th Sat., 4-10 p.m.

Cabaret Entertainers, schedule to be determined

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

Let the Good Times Roll, CH 2, 3rd Sat. in odd months, 4-10 p.m.

Producers, schedule to be determined

Theater Club, CH 4, 3rd Thurs, 5:30-10 p.m.

Velvetones Jazz Club, CH 4, 1st and 3rd Sun., 2-10 p.m.


Bunco, LW, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd, 4th Mon., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Tues., 5-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3 lobby, 2nd, 4th Sat., 1-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Chess Club, CH3, Rm. 7, Fri., 2-6 p.m.

Scrabble, CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 1-5 p.m.

Yahtzee Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Fri., 12:30-4 p.m.


California Retired Teachers, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st Fri., 10 a.m.-noon

English Conversation Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 5-10 p.m. 

Impaired Vision & Hearing, regular meeting, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1-4 p.m. (except July, Aug., Nov.); board meeting, CH 3, Rm. 4, 2nd Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; support group, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Fri., 10-11:30 a.m. 562-431-4026 

Korean English Class, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed. (except 2nd Wed.), 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2nd Wed., CH 3, Rm. 9 

Movement for Health, Medical Qi Gong, CH 3, lobby, Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. 

Qi Gong Club, CH 3, Rm. 1 or 2, Tues., 9-11 a.m.


Astronomy Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 1st Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Carving Club, CH 1, Tues., 1-4 p.m.

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 12:30-4 p.m.

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m.

Garden Club, CH 2, 3rd Mon., 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Wed., 9 a.m.-noon

Historical Society, LW, CH 1, Historical Society Rm., Thurs., 2-4 p.m.

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st, 3rd Tues., 9 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Tues., noon-4 p.m. 

Korean Literature, CH 3, Rm 7, 2nd, 4th Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Leisure World Seal Beach Book Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Thurs., 1-3 p.m.

LW Technology Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Tues. in March, May, September, 1-3 p.m.

Mini Farmers, scheduled as needed

Paws, Claws & Beaks, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., 4-7:30 p.m. (no meetings from June-Sept.)

Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club, CH 2, 4th Tues., noon-4 p.m. (except June, July, Aug., Sept. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area)

Shodo Kai Poetry Club, schedule to be determined

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Stamp and Collectibles Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 1-4 p.m. (no meetings in July, Aug.)

Traveling Tigers, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (no meeting in Aug.)

Video Producers, CH 3, Rm. 3, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 


Chorale Club, LW, CH 3, Rm. 2, Mon., 9-11 a.m.

Community Karaoke, CH 1, Wed., 4:30-10 p.m.

Evergreen Chorale, CH 3, Rm. 8, Mon., 9 a.m.-noon

Good News Singers, CH 3, Rm. 1, Thurs., 9-11 a.m.

Korean American Chorale, CH 3, lobby, Fri., 9 a.m.-noon

Korean American Classical Music, CH 2, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Korean American Guitar Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-noon

Leisure World Orchestra, Amphitheater, Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Wed., noon-2:30 p.m.

Leisure World Women’s Sing Along, CH 2, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Wed., 1-4 p.m.

LW Opera Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Mon., Tues., 1-4 p.m.

Ukulele Guitar Club, CH 3, lobby, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. 

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


American Latino, CH3, Rm. 2, 2nd Thurs., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; CH3 Rm. 8, Wed., 3-5 p.m.

Britannia Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Thurs., 1-6 p.m.; 4th Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Friendship Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Thurs., 1-5 p.m.; 2nd Wed., 1-5 p.m. 

Filipino Association of Leisure World, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sun., 2:30-8 p.m.; CH 1, 3rd Sun., bingo

German American Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Tues., 12:30-4 p.m.

Italian American Club, CH 3, Rm. 2 or 8, 3rd Wed., 2-4 p.m. 

Korean American Association of LWSB, CH 2, 2nd Thurs., 4-10 p.m. 

Nikkei Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed 

Yiddish Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st Thurs., 7-10 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)


Democratic Club, CH 2, 3rd Wed., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Leisure World Republican Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.

Seniors for Peace, CH3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 2-6 p.m.


A Course in Miracles, CH 3, Rm. 8, Fri., 3:30-6 p.m.

Assembly of God, CH 3, Rm. 2, Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., CH 3 lobby, 4:30-8 p.m.

Baptist Church, CH 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Beit Halev—House of the Heart, CH 3, Rm. 4, 1st Fri., 4-8 p.m.

Bible Study in Korean, CH 3, Rm. 9, Mon., 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Buddha Circle, CH 3, Rm. 3, Sat., 10 a.m.-noon

Chinese Bible Study Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 1-5 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Tues., noon-5 p.m. 

Congregation Sholom, CH 3, Rm. 9, Fri., Sat., 6-10 p.m.

Dongbu Pyunkang Church, CH 3, Rm. 2, Sun. (except last Sun.), 3-9 p.m.; last Sun., CH 4, 4-9 p.m.

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

KCRC Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Fri., 4:30-8 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 6, Tues., 10 a.m.-noon

Korean Bible Study, CH 3, Rm., 5, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 2nd Sun., 5-9 p.m.

Korean Catholic Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Sat., 4-10 p.m.; 1st, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

Latter-Day Saints, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 4:30-9 p.m.; 3rd Sun., CH 3, Rm. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.

LW Hanin Church, CH 3, Rm. 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 8, Wed., 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

LW Humanist Association, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Sun., 10 a.m.-noon

Seal Beach Cornerstone Fellowship, CH 2, Sun., 9 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 3, Fri., 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church, CH 3, lobby and Rm. 9, Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Women’s Christian Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 6, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10-11:30 a.m.

Young Nak Presbyterian Bible Study & Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Sun., 5-7:30 p.m.


AA Friends, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed., 3:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. (562) 209-0816, (213) 248-0539

Early Risers, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., Thurs., 6-7 a.m.

Fitness Fusion, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Fun Exercise Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Joy Walking & Jogging, Amphi., Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m. 

Leisure Leggers, CH 6, Mon., 8 a.m.

LW Yoga Club, Vets Plaza, Tues., 10:15-11:15 a.m. (with Travis Ott-Conn); CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 9-10 a.m. (with Sally Burns), 10:15-11:15 a.m. (with Travis Ott-Conn)

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., 8-10:30 a.m.


Amateur Radio Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 9 a.m.-noon (no meetings July-Dec.)

American Legion Auxiliary, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 327, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; CH 2, 2nd, 4th, 5th Mon., 1-4:30 p.m.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Study Group, Conference Rm. C, Bldg. 5, Fri., 6-8 p.m.

Concerned Shareholders, CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Thurs., 1-3 p.m. 

Drone Service Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 1-4 p.m.

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

Golden Age Foundation, Hospitality, CH 6, first floor, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

Y Service Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 2nd Wed., 8-10 a.m.; CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 7-9 a.m.


Christian Fellowship and Fun Club, CH 4, 4th Tues., 5-9 p.m. (no meetings in July, Aug. and Dec.) 

Friendly Couples Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

Neighbor to Neighbor Club (Mutual 14), scheduled as needed

RV Club, CH 4, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m., (no meetings May, June, July, Aug., Sept.)

Rainbow Sisters, CH 3, Rm. 6, 1st, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m.

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Mon., noon-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Schmooze Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Social Club of LW, CH 1, 4th Fri., noon-4 p.m., no meetings in Nov. and Dec.)

Social Club Seventeen (Mutual 17), CH 1 picnic area, 2nd Sun. in Aug., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Fri., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where We Live, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Mon., 6:30-8 p.m.

Wine Lovers Club, CH 4, 1st Mon., 5-10 p.m.

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (games), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Golf—Men’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Tues., Jan. March, June, Sept., Nov., 9-11 a.m.

Golf—Women’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st Tues., 2-5:30 p.m

Ladies “Q” Club, CH 1, Pool Room, 1st Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 1st Sun., 6-8 p.m.

Pool Club, LW, CH 2, Pool Room, 3rd Mon., 6-9 p.m. (starting Sept. 13, Mon. and 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.)

Shuffleboard Club, CH 1, 1st Wed., 8:30-11:30 a.m. (no meetings June, July, Aug.)

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed


Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or via email to: pattym@lwsb.com

For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 387. The office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Please note, this is the first meeting schedule since LW clubs resumed in June. Once registered with GRF Recreation, club representatives can add new listings or change the information provided here. This list is subject to change.

LW Poetry

This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. 

A flower in paradise

There’s a lack of nostalgic golden bell, 

Garden flowers in Carlsbad*, and

Even cherry blossoms in Descanso**.


In a neighbor’s mini-garden

Resting is an unknown flower. 

It seldom dates bees and butterflies.

The stem bows respectably.

The petals wrinkle gracefully.


Full of comfort and peace,

Filled with beauty of recollection,

Bare flower mutters to itself, 


Solely embraces the glorious sunrise,

Rolls the shadow at dusk,

Then, she falls asleep in the moonlight


Out of the vicissitude of life 

Modest is the flower in paradise.

 -—Robert Chung, Mutual 4

* Carlsbad: a coastal city, San Diego County, California

** Descanso: botanical garden in La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles County.

Monday Bridge Club

The Monday Bridge Club meets in Clubhouse 1 on Mondays starting at 11:30 a.m. 

The winners from the July 26 meeting are: 

First place: Dotty Kemper

Second place: Donna Cooper

Third place: Nancy Meader

Anyone interested in playing party bridge is welcome to join the group. For more information, call Marion Standish at (562) 493-1236.

The Silver Fox Classic Car Club will visit Back in the Day Classics on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Located at 1040 W. Hoover Ave., Orange, Back in the Day Classics has huge display of vintage automobile memorabilia, in addition to a terrific collection of American collectibles. Anyone interested in going, whether a member of the club or not, should meet that day in the parking lot of Clubhouse 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Beginning Line Dancing

Instructor Barbara Magie is pleased to announce that her beginners’ line dancing class will now be held every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Lessons are free. For more information, call (562) 596-4690.

Bocce Club

Returning Bocce enthusiasts and interested players are invited to an information and sign-up meeting on Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. in Mission Park/Bocce Court behind Clubhouse 2. The purpose is to officially form the Bocce Club and establish officers. Attendees should bring a chair.

The number of participants at the meeting will determine the number of teams and the days of play.

Those interested but unable to attend should call Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517 for more information and to preregister.

Community Karaoke

“Cookie lady” Alana Eaby celebrated her birthday July 28 with a full house of friends and popping balloons. Eaby rarely sings at the karaoke parties, but tempts those gathered each week with fresh-baked goodies. Like many others, she loves socializing and appreciating the music of the karaoke performers.

Ric Dizon dedicated “Waltz Across Texas” to the birthday girl. Wayne Urban got the audience engaged with “Chug-a-Lug,” and Don Sunday beamed when receiving a standing ovation for “All the Things You Are.” Welcoming applause were new singers Laura Freedman, Michele Nygard and Anna Le. Vita Villamor sang “Achy Breaky Heart” for a lively group of line dancers. And “My Girl” was a popular selection done by Bob Barnum. 

The Monday practice session on the Amphitheater stage is an intimate setting to perfect a tune or try out a new one. Karaoke parties are Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. There are always coffee and snacks during this nice night out with neighbors and friends.

—Margie Thompson

Cribbage Club

At the July 27 meeting of the Cribbage Club, 53 players enjoyed cake, ice cream and mixed nuts served by Jack Hawn and Paula Loucks in celebration of both of their birthdays. Donations of cups and playing cards were received from Carrie Kistner, and a cribbage board was donated by Bob Berry.

Scores were close for the week. Winners include: First place: Alma Zamzow, 839; second: Myrna Baker, 838; third: Barbara Wilke, 836; fourth: tie between Howard Bleakley and Patti Smith, 830. Loucks won six out of seven games, while Pat Fellers lost all seven games.

The Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. The play of seven games begins at 12:30 p.m. New members are always welcome. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

About 40 members of the Joyful Line Dance Club gathered in the picnic area next to Clubhouse 1 on July 29. The diverse group had worked up an appetite during class and shared a lunch of Sprouts sandwiches, chips and watermelon. This was the first such gathering since Anna Derby founded the club in February 2014 with a dozen LWers who wanted to learn to line dance. The group meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6 to learn fun moves to a mix of popular songs, both old and new, as taught by leaders Albert Comia, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, Connie Peck, Daisy Ramos and George Pinada. All shareholders are welcome, but the club requests dancers sign in with their names, plus their Mutual and unit numbers. For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Ladies Golf Club

On July 27’s tournament play, the golfers competed for low gross, low net and chip-ins. There were 12 golfers who chipped the ball from the fairway directly into the hole; one golfer scored two chip-ins.

The winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: tie between Linda Joo and Devora Kim, 28; low net: tie between Ann Tran, Mary Ann Moore and Myung Kim, 24. Chip-ins: Margie Thompson (hole 3), Devora Kim (hole 4), Clara Suh (hole 6) and Hae Lee (hole 7).

Flight B: Low gross: tie between Melinda Lee and Jun Lee, 32; low net: Chong Hee Kim, 24. Chip-ins: Jee Choi (hole 2), Chung Hee Kim (hole 4), Joann Lim (holes 4 and 6), Sue Yokomi (hole 5), and Jun Lee and Melinda Lee (hole 8).

Flight C: Low gross: tie between Soo Kim and Veronica Chang, 32; low net: Dale Quinn, 23. Chip-ins: Soo Kim (hole 2) and Elizabeth Butterfield (hole 5).

Flight D: Low gross: Betty Regalado, 34; low net: Patti Littrell, 19.

-—Dale Quinn

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first: Ra6. The White rook moves from a1 to a6, then Black pawn to a6. White queen goes to c6, then Black bishop to d6, and White’s next move is checkmate.

Chess partners are available when the LW Chess Club meets on Fridays from 1-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Beginners are welcome for a free lesson.

Entertainment Reviews

Seen any good movies lately? Read a great book? Attended a fantastic local theater production? LW residents are invited to submit reviews for publication in the LW Weekly. Include all pertinent information, such as author names, location information, movie ratings, etc.  

Send reviews with your name, Mutual and telephone numbers to pattym@lwsb.com. All reviews are subject to editing for content and clarity and will run as space allows.

LW Art League welcomes Robert Richert

The Leisure World Art League is honored to host a demonstration by Robert Richert, one of California’s top acrylic painters, on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. People are encouraged to arrive early for a good seat.

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

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

After military service, he attended California State University, Long Beach, where he majored in scientific illustration. Inspired by the legacy of Leonardo da Vinci, he learned how to apply the knowledge and discipline of science to the creation of art.

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

His paintings hang in fine art galleries in California and beyond, and several have sold for five figures.

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

 Art League members are encouraged to enter their paintings into the August art show at the meeting by 6:30 p.m. The popular vote decided the theme: “Landscape.”

—Jay Young

Religion, pages 7-8

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.  

The Message

In 2 Peter 1:16, the apostle Peter writes, “For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of the Lord Jesus Christ but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” Unlike the words of false teachers who spoke in fables or myths, the apostle revealed the “power and coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.” This is something that Peter and others were eyewitnesses to and was not some mythical story with a fairytale ending, but something real, and it was nothing less than the coming of the Lord in power.

Scripture of the Week

“Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which you have done, and your thoughts toward us; there is none to compare with you.  If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count”  (Psalm 40:5, NASB).


Saturday and Sunday services have the same message delivered by Pastor Bruce Humes. Sunday is a traditional service, with hymnal music provided by Pat Kogok at the piano. Janet Ray will sing a special solo selection this week. Sunday service is from 9:30-10:45 a.m.  

Saturday services are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading worship to guitar accompaniment. Saturday service time is 9:30-10:45 a.m. 

The Friday evening prayer meeting is from 6-7. 

The weekly Thursday Bible study is from11a.m.-noon. Pastor Humes is teaching a verse-by-verse study of the minor profit book Obadiah that is open to all interested. 


Hospitality time resumes this week before the Saturday and Sunday service from 8:45-9:15 a.m. Coffee and cookies will be served.  

The state of California has recently lifted COVID-19 restrictions with respect to churches.  However, Leisure World is a vulnerable community, so First Christian Church asks those experiencing any COVID-19, flu or cold symptoms to stay home.  

Anyone who wants to speak to someone at the church or has a need can call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message. The church location is on Northwood Road, behind Carport 125.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Aug. 1. The first reading is from 1 Kings 19:4-8, and the second reading is from Ephesians 4:30-5:2. The Gospel reading is fromJohn 6:41-51.

First Friday Devotion

First Friday Devotion will be on Aug. 6. Mass will be at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 9:15 a.m.  

Exposition of the 

Blessed Sacrament

The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be Friday, Aug. 6, starting at 9:30 a.m. and concluding with Holy Hour from  4-5 p.m.   


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

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

Assembly of God

Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco have returned from vacation and will minister Sunday, Aug. 8,  at the 10:30 a.m. worship service in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Pastor Chuck will begin a new series, “Defining our Mission,” with the first part titled, “Love People Unconditionally” from Matthew 22:37.  Loving God  fully with no reservation is the goal.    

The hymn sing is a well-attended event on Sundays at 6 p.m. in the Lobby of Clubhouse 2. Hymnals are provided, and those present can choose a song for the congregation to sing. Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger leads the singing, with Marge McDonald and Norma Ballinger at the instruments. Songs from the group’s childhood years are chosen and led by Ruth Olson, who has a wonderful spirit of praise.  Pastor Chuck will close the hour with a short devotional, and a time of fellowship follows. Residents are asked to not bring food to the hymn sing yet.

Midweek Bible study, led by Pastor Chuck,  starts at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 2, Room 3. Visitors are welcome to attend.

LW Baptist

LW Baptist Church meets on Sundays for worship at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, preceded by Sunday school, taught by Don Absher, at 8:45. All are welcome. 

The choir will sing  “Blessed Redeemer,” and the Bible message from Luke 13:18-35 is “Christ’s Longings for His People,” summarized in the text, “and he has made us to be a kingdom, priests to his God and Father—to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever.” 

The call to worship begins with the congregation singing, “There is Strength in the Name of the Lord.” Pianist Yvonne Leon will play a meditative offertory with Sophia Peng as a soloist.

On Monday, Aug. 9, the Christian Women’s Fellowship meets at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The group is studying “Loving God with All Your Mind.” The midweek Energizers group meets at p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, for prayer and fellowship in the word. 

For more informaiton on the church, call (562) 430-2920.

Beit HaLev

Livestream services  at Beit HaLev are in full swing while preparing for live, in-person services for the High Old Days and once-a-month Shabbat services.

The livestream Sim Shalom Ma’ariv service with Rabbi Galit-Shirah is every Thursday at 4 p.m. Shabbat Shalom LIVE!  livestream services are every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Moses’ dissertation to the Israelites continues with “Re’eh,” Deuteronomy 12:29-14:29; the Second Triennial Cycle reading cautions the people that once the land of Canaan has been settled, they should not worship as the Canaanites did, particularly the practice of child sacrifices; they also must beware of false prophets. Mourning practices such as skin gashing and shaving were prohibited, and a reiteration of the laws of Kashrut are listed.

Beit HaLev is conducting Erev Rosh Hashanah services on Monday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m.; first day of Rosh Hashanah services will be on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m.; Kol Nidrei services will be on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m.; and Yom Kippur Shacharit services will be on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. All services will be in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

Every High Holy Day service will be livestreamed on Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.  In addition to the in-person services, the Second Evening Erev Rosh Hashanah will be on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at  6 p.m.; and Second Day Rosh Hashanah will be on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m.  The closing service, “Ne’ilah,” will be livestreamed only on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.

All services will use the special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which were adapted and abridged for online services from the Reform Machzorim, “Mishkan HaNefesh,” and the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”

Live, in-person Shabbat services will be held on the first Friday of the month beginning on Friday, Oct. 1, at 6 p.m.

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 doesn’t believe in labels.

To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.

Interfaith Council

Carnival canceled, backpack drive still on

Originally scheduled for Aug. 11, the Leisure World Interfaith Council’s  (LWIC)“Carnival Game Night–Interfaith Style!” has been postponed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.  

Althought the carnival has been postponed, everyone can still participate in sponsoring a backpack for students in need.  The need for backpacks and school supplies has never been greater as local students head back to classrooms after the pandemic.

Working through the Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), the LWIC hopes to help as many of the 5,000 students in need as possible this year. 

Any donation amount will be appreciated, as every $20 collected will provide a student with a fully stocked backpack with papers, pens, notebooks and folders.  

Those who would like to donate can drop off a donation of any amount in the locked LWIC’s prayer request box by the front door of Redeemer Lutheran Church at 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive. 

Checks can be made out to the LWIC and whatever funds are collected will be added to the grand total that will be sent to the Backpacks for Success Program at CAPOC.  

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will continue hybrid services on Friday, Aug. 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, as well as on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Hybrid services will also be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9:30 a.m. Congregation Sholom’s potluck Kiddush lunches have resumed. Those who  come in person on Saturday are asked to bring a dish.

New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at jfsacks@gmail.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.

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 the directions are not clear, call Jeff (714) 642-0122 well in advance.

Congregation Sholom’s  walking group meets every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. in front of Clubhouse 3, bus stop A.

The book club will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 1:30 p.m. The club is reading a book of contemporary Jewish short stories titled “Here I Am.”

Anyone who needs to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let the rabbi know by Wednesday.

Those  who want to participate in Congregation Sholom’s games, book club or livestream services on Zoom should call Jeff to receive an invitation. 

Anyone  who wants to join Congregation Sholom should let Howard Brass know at (562) 794-9090.

Community Church

This week, Community Church is looking at the relationship that God seeks with people and how God reaches out to them. The fancy theological words for this are transcendent and immanent. God reaches out for everyone not in one way or the other, but rather in a “both/and” way. 

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, the church welcomes everyone to participate virtually on Zoom and Facebook, and those who are vaccinated are invited to attend in person.  

The sanctuary is open for those who are vaccinated, and services are open virtually for those who either cannot join physically or are still in the midst of their vaccination routine. Full vaccination is two shots after two weeks.  

The Delta variant is here in Seal Beach. Current guidance is to mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. Those who are vaccinated are welcome to attend with a mask. 

Anyone who missed last week’s message can find it on Facebook.

Those who are in need of assistance can call (562) 431-2503 or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.  

Faith Christian Academy

Faith Christian Assembly knows that life can be challenging at times. But it wants to remind people that there is a God in heaven who loves and cares for them. LWers are invited to take advantage of the many opportunities at Faith Christian Assembly to enrich their life and the rest of the year. It has a friendly congregation that will make newcomers feel welcome.

Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and the Sunday evening celebration service is at 5:30. The midweek Bible study, taught by Pastor Sheri Leming,  is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. The pre-service prayer each Sunday starts at 5 p.m.

Those who would like to receive a copy of Faith Christian’s free newsletter mailed or emailed to them, can call (562)598-9010 or email  contact@fcachurch.net. For more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.fcachurch.net.

Redeemer Lutheran

“Live, Love, Life!” is the theme based on the Old and  New Testament readings and the Gospel of John at Redeemer Lutheran’s service on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive. 

The main service, with Communion and choir, is held inside the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Maria Swift and Dee Sessa are greeters, Pastor Lynda Elmer and Carol Costello will lead in Scripture reading and prayer. Organist Sharon Heck and the choir will  provide inspirational music and hymns.  

In order to care for one another’s safety and follow the most recent COVID-19 guidelines for all LW buildings, everyone is required to wear a mask indoors.

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 at (562) 598-8697. 

LW Korean Community Church

LW Korean Community Church (LWKCC) will have Pastor Jung Woon Suh as a special guest speaker Sunday, Aug. 8, at the 11:50 a.m. service. Pastor Jung Woon Suh is a minister, missionary, theologian and author. He graduated from Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and San Francisco Theological Seminary. He did missionary work in Indonesia and taught at Presbyterian Theological Seminary as a professor. He was also the president at Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea, and Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America. He is currently the honorary president at Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is the author of “The Church and Mission,”“The Kingdom of God and Mission,” “We Leave Behind our Life’s Story” and “The Simple Mission.” 

LWKCC is Community Church’s nest church, and its goal is to “fulfill God’s will on Earth.” Sunday worship is every week at 11:50 a.m. in the sanctuary. Early morning services are Tuesday-Saturday begining at 6. In addition to Communion, breakfast is served after the 6 a.m. service on Saturdays.  LWKCC is located by the south gate, and parking is available in front of the building as well as the back.

Contact the church at revyong@hanmail.net or (714) 323-0897 for more information.

St. Theodore’s Episcopal

The Rev. Lisa Rotchford will preach “Live, Love, Life!” at the monthly Episcopal worship service at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8. Join St. Theodore’s for worship, Communion and fellowship at Redeemer Lutheran Church’s sanctuary, 13564 St. Andrew’s Drive. Inspirational hymns will be offered by organist Laura Dickey.  

In order to care for one another’s safety and follow the most recent COVID-19 guidelines for all LW buildings, everyone is required to wear a mask indoors.

A prayer-filled service with reflection and Communion is held at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel in the Redeemer Lutheran sanctuary.   

Those who are in pastoral need can call the church at (562) 598-8697.

Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study will meet Mondays, Aug. 9 and 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 p.m. The group is currently going through the “Women of the Bible” book and will focus on the Dorcas and Lydia chapter. 

All are welcome to join. For more information, call (562) 431-0597 or (562) 594-6505.

Community, pages 17-19, 23

Sunshine Club

Learn the importance of social connection

Isolation and loneliness are known to have negative health effects, especially for older adults. Join the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. to hear from Patty Barnett Mouton about how important social connections are to a person’s well-being and how people can improve their health by staying connected. 

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 want the Zoom link by email should text their name, Mutual address and email to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, Aug. 5,  at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls).

Mouton, who is a masters candidate in gerontology, will discuss how critically important it is to re-engage socially post-coronavirus, and how to continue to develop and adapt to the new normal. Mouton will also highlight how social engagement can contribute to risk reduction for dementia and other health issues. 

Mouton has served as the vice president for outreach and advocacy at Alzheimer’s Orange County since 2005. She currently manages community, clinical and interfaith outreach, as well as the advocacy and public policy activities at the local, state and federal levels. She has served as the co-chair of the OC POLST Coalition, now known as the OC Advance Care Planning Partners, since 2010.  

In January 2020, Mouton assumed responsibilities as the program director for advance care planning with the Hoag Palliative CARES program. She currently serves in leadership roles on both the CalOptima OneCare connect and member advisory committees. 

Active in the work of the OC Aging Services Collaborative and the OC Strategic Plan for Aging, Mouton serves as chair of the Social Isolation pillar for the project. Mouton is also on the leadership council for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange Whole Person Care Initiative, which is providing robust community education about improving access to excellent end-of-life care.  

She has served on the board of directors for the Sacred Dying Foundation and currently sits on the Health and Nutrition Committee for the Senior Citizens Advisory Council in Orange County.  

There will be four speakers this month, including Mouton tomorrow. Dr. Roger Moon, a certified anesthesiologist who specializes in interventional pain management will be on Aug. 13; Nora Oakley, OptumCare chiropractor on Aug. 20;  and Mitchell Smith, Westminister CHP Officer on Aug. 27.

Sunshine Club will continue 

to have Zoom meetings until September. The club  postponed plans to meet in person in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, until Sept. 3 due to the Delta variant of COVID-19. The club will continue to asses the situation.  

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


Save the date for the Sept. 4 Anniversary Luau in CH 2

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. Their sensual dances  were banned by European missionaries because the movements were seen as suggestive. Today, hula dancing, as the world knows it, has been reinstated as a norm to all Pacific Islanders as part of their culture. 

The FALW will bring a touch of authentic Polynesian and Hawaiian hula dancing 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 subdued costumes, while Polynesian dancers are typically more scantily 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 information, contact Eileen Merritt, (562) 486-1252; Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597; or Ren Villanueva, (323) 854-6209.  Tickets are available in the Hospitality Room from 9:30-10:30 a.m.                                

American Legion

American Legion Post 327 is excited to welcome all old and newBingo players this Sunday, Aug. 8, in Clubhouse 2.  Doors open at 1 p.m., and the first call is at 1:30 p.m. Bring small bills, as change is limited. The Auxiliary will come around with cookies for 50 cents and other pastries for $1. Coffee is complimentary. Residents can bring family and friends who are over 21. The more players who participate, the larger the winning jackpots.

Smooze Club

Lunch and Shop trip on Aug. 29

The Schmooze Club is having a “Lunch and Shop” trip on Sunday, Aug. 29. The group will eat lunch at Nosh, the new and only Kosher restaurant in Orange County, just to enjoy being together once again. After lunch the group will shop next door at the OC Kosher Market for the High Holidays. 

The group will gather in the Medical Center parking lot at noon and drive individual cars to the location in Tustin, with the return at approximately 3-3:30 p.m. Those who are willing to be a driver and/or are interested in coming should call Darlene Rose at (562) 347-8088 as soon as possibleso she can plan the carpools and make the lunch reservation. People are asked to include their full name, phone number and email address. Masks are encouraged unless eating. 

The Smooze Club’s first regular meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room. 9.

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.

Senior Peace Club

Next meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 10

The Senior Peace Club will learn about Los Alamitos School District’s Ethnic Studies Program at its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8. There will be a  discussionon the new ethnic studies program being implemented in Los Alamitos and various other California school districts. 

The speaker, who wants to remain anonymous, is a professor of ethnic studies and education at a local university. The professor has children in one of the schools that will have the new program implemented in its ciriculum. The speaker will explain what the ethnic studies program is and what it is not. There has been a lot of controversy and misinformation surrounding the new program. The Senior Peace Club hopes this presentation will clear up the confusion for LWers. 

A question-and-answer period will be held at the end of the presentation.

LW Birthdays

Marion Klimkowski turned 101 on June 19.  Born in 1920, Marion has lived here 20 plus years.  

Clifford Pedersen, a shareholder in Mutual 2,  turned 104 years young on July 21. Cliff is an amazing fellow, with an incredibly sharp mind. He divides his time between Leisure World and his daughter’s home.

Dr. Tong-Nyong Lee (center), an atomic physicist, is a shareholder in Mutual 12. He celebrated his 94th birthday with his sons, Jin-Moo Lee (r),  Dr. Myung-Moo Lee, daughter Selena, and his grandson, Dylan,


Donate to the GAF at no additional cost at Ralphs and Amazon Smile

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making Leisure World a better place to live. 

The GAF must raise funds throughtout the year to continue providing services to the community. There are now two simple ways for LWers to donate to the GAF without any additional cost. 

Shareholders can donate to the GAF during their weekly grocery shopping trip without having to spend more money, thanks to the Ralphs Rewards Program.

Ralphs announced that it is committed to giving over $2 million through its Community Contributions program. By simply signing up and doing your regular grocery shopping, you can help GAF receive a portion of those funds.

Those interested can sign up for the Ralphs Rewards program by phone or through the Ralphs website at www.ralphs.com. You will need your Ralphs Reward card number or the phone number associated with the account to sign up. 

To register over the phone, call (800) 443-4438. Make sure to say GAF’s nonprofit organization (NPO) number,  FS 519, during registration. 


Another way LWers can help GAF while they shop is through www.smile.amazon.com. Amazon Smile is a unique, charitable award program funded through Amazon for qualified nonprofit organizations like the GAF. Every time you buy something from Amazon, a small percentage of your purchase will go to the GAF at no additonal cost.

When enrolling  in Amazon Smile, make sure to select the charitable organization as the Golden Age Foundation Seal Beach. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to get started with Amazon Smile:

Sign in to your existing Amazon account. If you don’t have an Amazon account, you can create one for free. 

 Type Golden Age Foundation Inc. as the charity you want  to support. Make sure the location is set in Seal Beach, California.

 Don’t forget to start at www.smileamazon.com when you shop.

For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.Org or call club president Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Mini Farm

Anna Derby from Mutual 5 harvested corn she grew after spending four months tending to it in her Mini Farm plot. She says it was a great experience and enjoyed learning how to take care of it. She adds that she tries to spend as much time in her plot as possible and as it motivates her to take a daily walk.

Mobility Aid volunteers are ready to help LWers

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) Mobility Aids program couldn’t function if it wasn’t for its dedicated volunteers.  

The phone line is open 24/7, but the messages are usually received Monday-Friday, between  9 a.m.-4 p.m. Any calls after 4 p.m. or over the weekend will be answered the following day by a volunteer.

Volunteers make sure to call every person who leaves a message to answer questions or to help start the process of receiving or returning a mobility aid.  

A mobility aids volunteer is one of a few GAF volunteer positions that can be done at home. These volunteers were instrumental in keeping the mobility aids moving during the pandemic shutdown. The volunteers would receive messages and relay them to the program chair every day to make sure LWers received what they needed.

Volunteers continue to keep Mobility Aids program running smoothly. The program’s new chair, Brenda Thomason, has smoothly stepped in and manages the program very well.

For more information about receiving/returning mobility aids, call the GAF mobility aids phone number at (562) 431-9589. 

The GAF is nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

Democratic Club members and supporters  look forward to gathering in-person for the first time in over a year. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at noon in Clubhouse 2.

Club leaders are assuming that most, if not all, attendees at the Aug. 18 meeting will have been vaccinated against COVID-19.   Nevertheless, in accordance with the latest directives from the California Department of Public Health, all attendees are asked to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.  As an added precaution, masks will be provided for those who arrive without one. No snacks or drinks will be served during the meeting.

It is appropriate that this month’s Democratic Club meeting will be held two days after the County Registrar of Voters will have begun to mail each registered voter a vote-by-mail ballot packet for the upcoming Recall Special Election. Members can look forward to a productive discussion during the meeting about ways to encourage all Leisure World Democrats and supporters to vote “no recall” of Gov. Gavin Newsom in this election.

Thanks to the foresight of the GRF board, Leisure World voters will not need to be concerned about poll watchers recruited by those who want to recall Newsom on Sept. 14. Voters will be able to deposit their ballots at a secure drop box located at 13531 St. Andrews Drive, in front of the Amphitheater. This voter drop box will be available 24 hours a day beginning Aug. 16. Voters who need assistance in delivering their ballot to the drop box can email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or call (562) 296-8521.

Voters are also invited to Google “Statement From Officer Whose Recall Is Being Sought” to view Newsom’s statement as to why they should vote “no” in this election.  

Club members at the Aug. 18 meeting will also have an opportunity to discuss the ramifications of a possible attempt to oust every one of the Los Alamitos Unified School Board trustees, be it a Democrat or Republican. If this second recall election does happen, Leisure World voters have the potential of being a very influential force in the outcome.

The Democratic Club believes it is unfortunate that Orange County educators, parents and students continue to battle over elective ethnic studies courses being incorporated or expanded in local school districts’ curricula.

The programing for the Aug. 18 club meeting will also include a preliminary look at what to expect in the June 2022 Primary Election. Of special interest to club members will be plans to recapture the 48th Congressional District for the Democrats.

LW Democrats and supporters who are interested in more in-depth reporting on issues can subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter. There is no charge to subscribe,  although readers are also encouraged to join the club if they are not already members. Email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com  or call the editor Mary Larson at (562)-296-8521.

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

Orange County School Board President Mari Barke will speak at a future LW Republican Club meeting. The date and time were not confirmed as of press time.Barke will speak to the club about Critical Race Theory (CRT), ethnic studies and school choice.

“There is nobody working harder than the president of the Orange County School Board Mari Barke to educate Orange County families and beyond about ethnic studies and CRT,” she said in a telephone interview.

“I want to make sure that everyone knows what is in the curriculum and I want to protect parent rights.” 

She said that the board has already hosted one forum on the subject at the office in Costa Mesa, and another one is coming up on Aug. 24.

“It is important to understand what our children are learning,” she said, “because there is a lot of confusion out there.”

Barke said that she wants to make sure that every child in Orange County has the same educational choices that her children enjoyed.

She added that she is very interested in public charter schools and parental choice.

“I believe that every child deserves access to a great education, and they should be able to choose whether they want to attend a traditional public school, a public charter school, a private school or be homeschooled. Every child is unique and therefore should have choices,” she said.

She started helping the parent unions in Santa Ana by teaching ESL to adults and supporting their events. At about the same time, Mari decided she could really make a big impact on education in Orange County by running for the Orange County Board of Education.

Barke, a longtime resident of Rossmoor, was elected to the Orange County Board of Education in June 2018 to represent the 2nd District. She currently serves as the board president.

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, with bachelor’s in finance, Barke spent 12 years in the insurance industry, progressing from underwriter to commercial business unit manager. 

In addition to consulting at a non-partisan California think tank, Barke is very involved in her community. She is an ambassador for the Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce and sits on the board of directors for the Cypress Chamber of Commerce. She also donates time to Fisher House in Long Beach. 


The leadership team of the LW Republican Club would like to express its thanks to the Democratic Club for its kind bi-partisanship in congratulating the 60-member GOP caucus that endorses a reasonable response to climate change. This caucus supports policies that would combat climate change without shutting down the oil, natural gas and coal industries as quickly as humanly possible.

House Democrats formed a similar caucus that has attracted 12 members, at last count. 

Italian American Club

The Italian American Club met for the first time in 16 months on July 21. The next meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, and will feature a potluck lunch. Residents are asked to bring enough to feed 6-8 people and their own dishes and cutlery. 

Those who have questions or comments should call (562) 355-2918.

Y Service Club

As on ongoing project, the Y Service Club is selling long-lasting microfiber cloths to raise funds to send deserving kids to camp. Microfiber cloths and water will clean any surface without chemicals. The cost is $6 each or five for $25; free delivery is included. Microfiber cloths make a terrific gift, folded in half, in a card.

Call Glenna Hoff at (562) 296-5040. 

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 on Thursday, Aug. 12, at noon. New members are welcome to join the club on its animal-loving adventures.  

  The club will need to know who is coming and what dish each person will bring. This is strictly a potluck event. 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 at (714) 423-8279 or jackiehildebrant@gmail.com.

Obituaries, page 23

Mikito Fujii 


 Mikito (Miki) Fujii was born in Florin, California, and moved to Detroit, Michigan, as a young boy after having been interned in a World War II relocation camp. Thirty-five years later, he returned to California to live in Bellflower, before moving to Leisure World in 2013. 

As a resident of Mutual 4, Miki was a member the Golf Cart Club, the Coin Club and the Nikkei Club. He also farmed a community garden spot.  

He leaves behind Patricia, his wife of 65 years; daughter Keri; son Eric (Cheryl); and grandsons Jared and Duncan.  

Miki’s drafting and design career was in the automotive, defense and aerospace industries. He held several design patents for his work at the Fruehauf Corporation in Michigan and later worked at Douglas Aircraft in Long Beach.  

Miki lived a full life. A lifelong tinkerer, he designed and built his home in Bellflower.  He enjoyed working on cars and designing and crafting creative home repairs. He was a food enthusiast who enjoyed eating as well as cooking. Any time someone needed help, Miki was the first one to show up and the last one to leave. He will be missed greatly by his extended family in Michigan and California. 


In Memoriam

Vernay Fisher 65

Gertrude Welker 92

Marvin Williams  60

Samuel Torres Flores 66

Guadalupe Osorio 80

Jerry Jehnzen 78

Yvonne Roswell 70

Lillian Johnson 100

Blanca Montez 66

Patricia Hausknost 67

Kathy Miller 61

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


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


Kash/Age-5 and Lulu/Age-8 are a mom/daughter BONDED Feline-pair. Both were dumped and rescued from  Moreno Valley Park. They might be shy at first but are real CUDDLE BUGS once they trust you. They desperately need a forever home! They will be delivered neutered. Call Cambria 949-742-5168. Debbie from LW paper has pictures!


WANTED Intermediate/Advanced Guitarist Living in Leisure-World interested in Jamming/Working on Songs. Available Monday-Friday. 760-985-6238.


LOST 14K White-Gold Bracelet. 14-Diamonds with/Circular Setting on St. Andrews Drive in front of the Administration Building. Leave message 925-784-3553.



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. 


(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


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



Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. 

LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559.  08/19




40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 

562-596-0559.  08/19


All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 10/07




Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 09/02




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 

562-596-0559.   08/12

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 822-6655, (562) 430-9966.


Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885. 




Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries. 562-431-6859.


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

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



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/30


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/16



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 09/09


Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/30


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198. 8/26


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 09/09


Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093. Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 08/19



Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 08/26


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


House-Cleaning/Eco-Friendly products. Available to help with gardening, windows, declutter, errands, etc. Working in Leisure World since 2004 and can provide references. Lori Sage  949-275-8165. Seal Beach License SAG0003. 08/12


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001 08/26


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident  SB License FUH0001. 09/30


My name is Blake and I’d love to be your concierge for computer repairs! I drive to you and fix your computer on-location. I  specialize in both MAC and PC systems and can also help with/other technology related issues. 10+ years of experience! Rate is $75/hour but for all LW Residents; I am offering a $25 discount for the first hour. License COM0018.

Call (949) 228-1425  09/30 



Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 08/26


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30


Need a lift? Pam Miller.

LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258. 08/12



Personal, Dependable. Transportation for Airport Travelers, Medical Patients. Vaccinated/Covid Safe. Call James: 562-537-1298

autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 10/07



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787.  09/02



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618  09/09


VINTAGE STORE. Looking to  buy Costume/Turquoise/Sterling/14K Jewelry. Mid-Century, Taxidermy and Unusual Wall-Art.  Call Leslie 562-243-7229.   08/12


Mutual-15, 9-CARPORT Sellers! Aug 5th-6th Thursday/Friday (9am-3pm). At front gate travel on Del Monte Drive to 1/2-block past St. John Road. Two nice Lamp Tables, Vintage + Antique Jewelry, Furniture, Kitchen Items, nice Clothes, Shoes, Mirrors, Pictures, Diapers. Too MUCH to List!


Moving-Sale (ENTIRE contents in house). August 5th-6th (9am-3pm). 13342 Del Monte Drive, Mutual-15/Unit-5D.


Yard  Sale August 5th-6th, Thursday/Friday (9am-3pm). 1970 McKinney Way,  Mututal-15/Unit-12B. Great Stuff & Too MANY  Bargains  to  List!  Clothes/Shoes, Purses, Household-Goods, Wooden TV-stand with/Storage, etc. Priced to Sell!


HUGE Yard Sale! Neighbors/Families/Friends.  August 5th (9am-2pm). 1261 Knollwood Road,  Mutual-4,  Units 44-A/C/D/E and Units 45-i/J/K. Antiques, new Women/Men Clothes, Nice Decorative-Items, Crystal, Wall-Art, China/Dishes,  Quality Sewing Materials and Miscellaneous.


ESTATE SALE, August 5th-6th Thursday/Friday (8:30am-2:00pm). 13341 El  Dorado Drive, Mutual-8/Unit-200B.  La-Z-Boy Sofa/Loveseat and Electric Lift-Recliner, Secretary, Walnut Dining-Room Table, Hutch, Asian Screen. Full-Size Bedroom-Set, Adjustable-Bed, Lateral File-Cabinet, Bookcases, Lladro/Nao/Delft. Costume-Jewelry, Ladies-Clothing/Size-16, Wicker Patio Furniture, Holiday Decor and MUCH more! Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, PO Box 327, Seal Beach, Business License ESD0001.


Dining-Room Table 42×60 + 2-Leaf & Pads (extends to 96”) with/5-upholstered chairs. Call 562-799-9313.


Treadmill but You-Pick-Up. Call 714-815-8063


Assorted Health Medical Supplies. Gloves, Diapers, etc. Ensure (low sugar or no-sugar). Leave message 562-296-8338.