LWW Trans/Vie Ed. 09-09-21


Sept. 11 service is Saturday

Patriot Day honors the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The American Legion Post 327 and Auxiliary will hold a service to remember those who died and to honor the first responders who risked their own lives to save others.

The brief ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Veterans Plaza. Legion Cmdr. Rich Carson will emcee the service.

All are welcome to attend. Seating will be provided. Masks are strongly recommended.

Sound wall work to start

As part of the I-405 Improvement Project, the sound wall on North Gate Road will be replaced.

Crews are scheduled to remove a portion of the old sound wall west of the fire station, beginning as early as Monday, Sept. 13. 

Most of the work will take place on weekdays during the day, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The road will remain open in both directions; crews will be working behind the concrete barriers.

The job is expected to take approximately three weeks to complete. Sound blankets will be in place until the wall is reconstructed.

The work is part of the I-405 Improvement Project, which will add one regular lane in each direction of I-405 between Euclid Street and I-605, and a second lane in each direction of the freeway from SR-73 and I-605 that will combine with the existing carpool lanes to form the 405 Express Lanes. 

To receive updates related to this work and other 405 project construction near Leisure World, visit www.bit.ly/405LeisureWorld.

Wear a mask to stay safe

To help prevent the spread of droplets containing COVID-19, masks are required for all Orange County residents and visitors in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status:

• On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airports, bus terminals, marinas, train stations,  ports, subway stations or any other areas that provide transportation).

• Indoors in schools/childcare centers.

• Emergency shelters.

Masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status (and surgical masks are recommended):

• Healthcare settings.

• State and local correctional facilities and detention centers.

• Homeless shelters.

• Long-term care settings, and adult and senior care facilities.

Additionally, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public). 

Face shields may be worn by people who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition or other exemption, although they may not work as well as to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others.

Remembering 9/11—20 Year Anniversary

Editor’s Note: It’s been 20 years, but the day will never be forgotten. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners in an attack against the United States. These terrorists intentionally flew two jet airliners into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City and a third aircraft into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. A fourth aircraft, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed in an open field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all passengers, crew members and terrorists on board. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted. The four aircraft strikes killed nearly 3,000 people, the deadliest attack on American soil by a foreign entity. 

LW resident Donna Gambol was a professor of journalism at Indiana  University of Pennsylvania and a witness to history. Here is her first-person account of that unforgotten day and a story on the National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania (below).

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor

It was a glorious fall day. The air crisp in southwestern Pennsylvania. As I drove to the university, I recall how absolutely beautiful it was. The colors just beginning to show in the hardwood forest, and visibility was unlimited. This was going to be a great day. 

Moments after my arrival, the department secretary announced, “A plane just flew into the World Trade Center!” She had just received a call from another office at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where I was about to enter the journalism classroom to teach Document Design. 

 “Go to the NY Times site,” I said, “they’ll have something up if it’s true.” As soon as we clicked on the link, an image of the World Trade Center with black smoke billowing from the top appeared. I went to my classroom and turned on the television monitors, changing the input from computers to network television. The images were unbelievable. 

My students began to come in with lots of chatter; word was already getting out that something horrible was happening in New York. We were all glued to the screens. And then, within a few minutes of the class beginning, we watched as the second plane flew into the South Tower. Stunned, I went into the hall and encountered the department chair.

“Are we going to cancel classes?”

“No, the university president hasn’t said to cancel classes.”

“Pray to God that this is the worst thing we will ever witness in our lifetime, and you’re telling me classes go on as usual?”

“Yes, you should teach your regularly scheduled class; the curriculum doesn’t change.”

“Like hell I will.” 

I went back into the classroom and said, “You’re journalism students. No design today. Today we’re going to watch this story unfold in real time; we’re going to pay attention to the reporting.”

As we watched, I inquired of my students how many had ever been to New York City; only two had. I explained to them that the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings were 104 stories, about a quarter of a mile high. 

“That’s like taking that track out there, unfolding it and putting it up on its end.”

Their eyes widened.

I drew diagrams of what the center looked like and explained to them that it was not misnamed; it was the world’s trade center.

I explained how magnificent the view was from the restaurant at the very top, where on a day like today, you literally  could see for miles. I explained there were 90-plus floors of office space, and underground, a three-story shopping mall, parking facility and control rooms for the PATH trains, subway links and more.

For three years, I had lived in Jersey City, less than a mile from the Trade Center, which I could view from my window each night. Often I would watch as lights turned on and off, complete floors, all through the night, as commerce continued uninterrupted across the world. 

I worked in downtown Manhattan and daily rode the PATH train one stop, under the Hudson River, to the bowels of the WTC. I rode an escalator up one platform, crossed through the shopping mall, exited the front of the building and walked four blocks to my office at Wall Street Plaza. 

When visitors came, I would often take them into the city on a morning commute, have them ride up one of the 14 escalators, stop at the platform and watch as the throng of passengers filed past. 

Within 10 minutes thousands of people rushed by, coming from New Jersey to work in lower Manhattan. 

They marveled that the equivalent of the total population of their hometowns had just passed by. 

The WTC welcomed PATH trains every three minutes during rush hour, and these were always filled to capacity. 

Further, you could access five different subway lines either directly or through tunnels from the underground location. I knew that potentially thousands of people were at risk underground, let alone the estimated 40,000 who worked in the buildings.

And then the reporters announced that a plane had crashed into the Pentagon. It was astounding. 

When that happened, I said, “If I were the head of the FAA, I would ground every plane right now.” 

But I also told my students if that were done, it would effectively shut down the U.S. economy. Such a decision would cripple us for months. We watched and listened; the hour passed, no students left.

Dan Rather reported for CBS that the FAA ordered all aircraft grounded. 

He also compared this attack to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to which I immediately took exception.

“No,” I said, “this is not at all like Pearl Harbor. The Japanese bombed a military installation. This is a bunch of savage terrorists who have commandeered civilian aircraft, using them and their passengers as ammunition to hit civilian targets.”

We continued to watch in horror. A few minutes past 10 a.m., they announced the crash of Flight 93.

When they said Shanksville, one of my students cried out. It was her hometown. Rushing from the classroom, she went to call her parents. 

Now, the story was terrifyingly real. Shanksville, as the crow flies, was but 40 miles from where we sat. 

In the next 20 minutes, we watched as the first tower collapsed. I was silent, tears filling my eyes, believing that tens of thousands perished. 

Rather had no visual as the microwave links from atop the WTC were disabled. 

He repeatedly said, “It’s been reported that one of the towers has collapsed, but we have no confirmation on that.” 

He had no confirmation, but we had a visual. The tower had indeed collapsed. Less than 30 minutes later, the second one went down. 

The class period ended. Most of the students remained. The TVs stayed on. 

More students filed in from other classrooms to witness what was happening. 

It was noon before the university suspended classes for the day. 

Field of Honor Forever

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor

I lived in southwest Pennsylvania, just 25 miles from Shanksville in Somerset County. After 9/11, it became a regular stop when out-of-town friends came to visit.  

The site of the Shanksville crash has been described as farmland. In fact, it is an area that had been surface-mined for coal. The replaced soil was relatively loose to a depth of 40-50 feet. When the jet crashed to the ground at a speed in excess of 500 mph, it burrowed right through the soil and was completely obliterated. Above ground, very little of the plane debris was visible.

Within days of the Flight 93 crash, folks began to gather at the site, which was quickly cordoned off with a perimeter fence about a mile distant to keep spectators at bay. People wanted to express their sympathy and emotions; they tucked bits of memorabilia into the chain-link fence.

The tributes continued, soon the site became a tourist destination. Families of the victims organized, and with the help of Congressman John P. Murtha, pressure was exerted on the Federal Government to begin plans for a permanent memorial. Soon the site was under the auspices of the National Park Service, who after securing sufficient land, erected a 40-foot special fence and shelving structure to collect the tokens, stationing it at a distance above grade from the crash site. 

Curatorial staff began to collect and catalogue the items. The items were carefully stowed until such time that a permanent memorial could be established. Within months plans were underway to establish a national park. Interest in the site never waned; it grew each year. 

The initial stages of the permanent memorial were completed in 2011, 10 years after the event. During that time, I served as executive director of the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, responsible for tourism and travel in Somerset, Westmoreland and Fayette counties in Pennsylvania. All through 2010, I encouraged folks to go to the fence before the permanent site was completed, knowing that there would be a significant change in the area. 

There was something raw about the original memorial site. It was always chilly atop that knoll, no matter the time of day or time of year. Always a crisp cool breeze, always the visitors reverent, silent, slow-paced and reflective. Their tributes, from the heart, painful and meaningful. It attracted folks from throughout the United States and the World. 

The permanent Memorial has a unique quality as well, the design a simple marble slab echoing the flight path. Visitors continue to place personal tributes along the wall in various niches, others against the wall beneath passengers’ names. Annually on Sept. 11, dignitaries come, and the families return for the tributes; crowds grow each year.

The Memorial is now complete with the completion of the Tower of Voices. In 2018 a 93-foot tower was erected, and last year they installed the “voices,” 40 wind chimes representing the 40 passengers and crew which are activated by the wind.

Each year, on Sept. 11,  Bells of Remembrance are tolled at 10:03 a.m., 40 times, once for each of the passengers and crew as their names are read, a tradition from the first annual Sept. 11 observance. 

Turtle Lake Golf Course gets high marks

Pat Gross Turf  Solutions, an independent golf course industry consultant with expertise in maintenance, water conservation and tournament preparation, inspected LW’s Turtle Lake Golf Course on Aug. 17. 

A report to the GRF last week concluded that the putting greens were healthy and in good condition; the fairways and rough had a clean, manicured appearance with good playing quality; and the bunker’s new sand and maintenance were providing good playing conditions.

The maintenance staff is doing a good job of repairing and maintaining the irrigation system, according to the report. Water applications are being properly managed to promote healthy turf growth and good playing conditions without creating wet spots or dry areas.

The GRF commissioned the evaluation to assess course conditions and solicit professional advice to fine-tune maintenance programs. 

Among the report’s findings:

• The greens displayed healthy creeping bentgrass growth over more than 95 percent of the total surface area. Given the age of the greens, it was remarkable to see the high percentage of creeping bentgrass and the very low percentage of Poa annua.

• It was reported that the greens are mowed six days per week at a cutting height of 3/16 inches, which provides acceptable ball roll and preserves healthy turf growth.

• Soil profile samples taken from the greens showed deep and vigorous root growth to a depth of 6 inches with a moderate amount of thatch and organic matter in the top 1.5 inch near the surface. This is an indication that the greens are managed in an agronomically sound manner.

• Greens should be aerated in April and October by applying a heavy layer of sand top dressing.

• The current fertilizer program should be continued.

• Good agronomic programs are employed on the tees for mowing and weed control.

• The fairways and rough display a clean, manicured appearance with good playing quality.

• The new sand along with good maintenance practices are providing good playing conditions in the bunkers.

• The maintenance staff is doing a good job of repairing and maintaining the irrigation system.

• Water applications are properly managed to promote healthy turf growth and good playing conditions without creating wet spots or dry areas.

For the complete report, which includes information on all aspects of the course, visit GRF Project Updates at lwsb.com.

SBPD installs surveillance cameras

The Seal Beach Police Department routinely patrols the city’s beaches, parks and all residences/businesses within the five city council districts. When calls for service are generated throughout other areas of town, it is difficult to have a continual police presence in every area of the city. 

Because of this and in response to receiving funds from the 2018 Measure BB general sales tax, the City of Seal Beach Police Department has developed innovative programs to better monitor and reduce crime from occurring in our town.

For example, the Seal Beach Police Department has been installing network cameras strategically throughout public areas of the city to assist in achieving its mission of driving down crime and improving the quality of life in Seal Beach. Furthermore, the network camera system should help in the overall traffic management plan and enhance integrated crime prevention/suppression measures.

With this, when the 2018 Measure BB general sales tax increase went into place, the department promised that it would improve current levels of public safety through technological upgrades. Hence, video surveillance throughout the city’s open spaces in town has and will continue to be a critical tool for years to come. 

This necessity for video surveillance was underscored during the September 2020 police reform demonstrations that drew several hundred participants and officers to the Main Street areas. Cameras can become the “eyes” of the city without having to put more officers out on the street.

A command console has been established where specially trained staff can monitor video feeds in the vatch commander’s office and West-Comm Dispatch Center. People monitoring the camera system will have the ability to control cameras remotely to follow events as they occur. Most cameras have a 1280-by-720 pixel resolution. The average cost per camera is approximately $2,000. As a cost savings measure, cameras were built in house using component parts.

Additionally, the locations of the network cameras are as follows in the interest of full transparency. :

Current locations include:

Seal Beach Police Department, Seal Beach City Hall, Marina Center Park, First Street Public Works Building, San Gabriel River,  bike path/First Street park, Central/Main streets, SBPD Substation/lifeguard headquarters, north and south sides of pier; Zero Tower; and in front of substation

Future installations:

Public Works, Public Works Utility Buildings, traffic cameras on Seal Beach Boulevard and Westminster; Bay Theater; and Chase Bank.

In addition to the law enforcement function of these cameras, the system will also be used to support city departments. For example, during rain events where flooding is anticipated, the camera system can be used to assist Public Works and responding patrol officers to assess flooded areas more quickly.

A couple additional items to note specifically related to the network cameras:

• They do not contain facial recognition software.

• They are not recording audio conversations.

• Only a select Seal Beach Police Department staffers have access to the system.

• They follow through on two of the components of the 2021 Seal Beach Police Department CARES Campaign: “C”ommunity Traffic Safety and “R”esponsive to Quality of Life Issues.

• They align with the Main Street Revitalization project.

• They are used to capture crime and deter crime from happening, particularly since these cameras placed in full view and not hidden. 

• Cameras are not meant to replace police patrols of certain areas of the city, rather to provide an additional tool for responding officers.

• They will also be used to monitor surf conditions and provide  lifeguards with more information regarding the San Gabriel River trail and jetty; the Pacific Ocean; public facilities; and community parks

“By creating innovative and cost-effective solutions, such as the use of video surveillance as a crime fighting tool and police force multiplier, our ability to help solve crimes and collect evidence is greatly increased,” said Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak.

For more information about the network camera system, contact  Lt. Nick Nicholas at (562) 799-4100 extension 1160 or nnicholas@sealbeachca.gov.

Air and Water Day

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will hold its quarterly Air & Water Day on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 8:30-10 a.m. (this is a time change) at Clubhouse 4. This change in schedule is due to the Labor Day weekend.

As usual, Rollin’ Thunder volunteers will check and adjust water in golf cart batteries and air pressure on cart tires. Driving carts with factory-recommended air pressure is important because under-inflated tires can cause a loss of control and will lead to premature tread loss and tire failure.

The North Gate is now open, increasing vehicle traffic in the cart line-up area. Security will be at the event for traffic control. As usual, there will be no charge for this club-sponsored event.

Due to CDC and Leisure World health restrictions, masks are mandatory and must be worn during cart servicing. Carts will not be serviced if the driver is unmasked. Participants must also be able to exit their carts without the assistance of volunteer Rollin’ Thunder members while their battery water levels and tire pressure are checked. 

For further information, contact club president Tom Davis at (562) 431-6859. 

—Mike Levitt

LW contributor

Decal Office Open

The GRF Security Decal Office in Building 5 is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring proof of insurance, DMV registration, a driver’s license and GRF ID card. No appointment is required. Decals are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cast your ballots by Sept. 14

Leisure World voters are joining the rest of Californians in deciding whether Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office or be replaced by one of 46 contenders. The final day to vote–—the official election day—is Tuesday, Sept. 14. 

Ballots can be cast in person at Orange County Fire Authority Station 48, 3131 North Gate Road, or dropped in the Orange County Registrar’s official ballot drop box near the Administration Building and the Amphitheater bus hub, or they can be sent via the U.S. Postal Service.

To  make sure their mail ballot is counted, voters must sign and date the envelope as directed, and if mailed in, it has to be postmarked by Sept. 14.

Blue or black ink is preferred for marking the ballot because it’s easiest for counting machines to read.

Turnout in special elections is typically low, averaging about 25 percent on previous local issues and contests in Orange County communities, according to the OC Registrar’s Office. Find vote centers and drop box locations, a voter information guide and other information at ocvote.com.

Anonymously report COVID cases

The GRF has set up an anonymous phone line for residents to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 in an effort to track the spread of the virus in LW. 

If you or a member of your household tests positive, call (562) 296-4161 and state the number of confirmed cases and your Mutual number. 

No other identifying information should be given.


Letters to Editor


I deeply appreciate that the City of Seal Beach has resumed its Senior Transportation shuttle bus to the Rossmoor Shopping Center.

I surely enjoy shopping at Ralphs, Target, Sprouts and Pavilions grocery store. Masks are required on the bus and in some stores.

The bus also takes us to the Seal Beach Pier. I enjoy strolling on the boardwalk while watching the enthusiastic surfers brave the giant waves

Young and old had fun walking on the beach the last time I visited.Some are playing volleyball while others are rolling skating.

The cheerful atmosphere helps everyone to enjoy the well-maintained and beautiful beach.

The Senior Transportation shuttle bus is a great help to shareholders who do not drive anymore. 

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual 1


I  want to express my concern and distress that one LW club is publicizing that another group takes God out of the country. 

The sign, which can be seen on the Republican Club’s tent on Mondays, reads “The Democratic Party has taken God out of America.” 

Not only is that insulting to all Democrats of faith, but it also might discourage people hoping to move into LW and find a welcoming community. 

As a member of the supposedly godless group and as a person of faith, I feel that this is slanderous propaganda.  

Cynthia Stone 

Mutual 14


How come after all these years there is no ramp or handicapped access to the Amphitheater stage, not only for residents, but also for performers and visitors?

I think there are Americans for  Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines that speak to this. 

There are three entrances, and I think a ramp could be added without remodeling the whole place.  

When our Community Karaoke club was meeting there, one of our members had to leave his wheelchair to navigate the steps and had great difficulty. 

It is also difficult to come up and down the long driveway to the building especially with music and equipment.

Thank you for making life easier for us, residents of Leisure World.

Ellen Brannigan

Mutual 14


GRF Meetings 

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

Thurs., Sept. 9 Communications/IT Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 10 Architectural Design Review Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 13 Mutual Administration Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 15 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 20 Finance Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., Sept. 21 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 23 Management Services/Contract Ad Hoc

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., Sept. 28 GRF Board Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Notes from the 2nd District

Katrina Foley’s office distributes a weekly newsletter focused on her efforts in the county, updates on the COVID-19 situation and more. Below are some highlights from recent weeks. 

Supporting Disabled Veterans: Senate Bill 498 by State Sen. Tom Umberg was officially endorsed by the County of Orange. This bill will allow for more disabled veterans to qualify for free legal services by reducing income requirements that have precluded them from accessing services in California because of the high cost of living. Foley thanks Antoinette Balta, a member of her District 2 Veterans Working Group and the executive director/co-founder of the Veterans Legal Institute, the sponsor of the bill, for bringing the item to her office. 

Improving the Digital Divide for Seniors: Foley supports the OC Senior Citizen Advisory Council’s proposal to allocate American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to bridge the digital divide among OC seniors. The funds will primarily be used to purchase 2,200 iPads with data plans. In addition, funds will be used to purchase subscriptions to online training and classes to support District 2’s senior community. “COVID-19 has demonstrated how important it is for our seniors to be connected,” Foley said. “I look forward to working with the OC Senior Citizen Advisory Council to advance proposals that help address the technological needs of our seniors.” 

There are two vacancies on the Senior Advisory Council. Anyone interested in serving should call (714) 480-6450.

Cleaner Skies Around JWA: Moving toward cleaner skies around John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, Foley made a motion to approve an airline lease with Air Canada for direct flights from Orange County to Vancouver. Air Canada has committed bringing in the Max 8 jet, which is known as a quieter and less-polluting aircraft. This will advance the county’s efforts to implement a Fly Friendly program.

Transparency at the OCPA: The Board of Supervisors voted to approve expanded conflict-of-interest rules for the Orange County Power Authority staff and consultants after Foley raised concerns about a potential lack of transparency. The OCPW was formed to offer clean energy alternatives for cities that choose to join, but it has faced scrutiny from many clean energy advocates. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations: As of Sept. 3, within the city of Seal Beach, 82 percent of the eligible population is partially vaccinated, while 74 percent is fully vaccinated. According to covid19.ca.gov, 10.2 percent of California’s eligible population is partially vaccinated, and 66.9 percent is fully vaccinated. Vaccine clinics continue to be hosted by the Orange County Health Care Agency; visit www.othena.com for locations and dates. 

Golden West College in Huntington Beach hosts a free mobile vaccine clinic every Wednesday from 3-8 p.m. at the Student Union. Walk-ins are welcome. 

Anyone who is experiencing COVID symptoms or has been exposed can request a Self-Collection Test Kit via occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing.

Visit bos2.ocgov.com for more information. 

Mutual 3
Board Meeting

All Mutual 3 Board meetings, including the one on Sept. 10, will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. Link information will be on the agendas, which are posted on the Mutual’s website and in the laundry rooms.

—Carol Ginthner, Mutual 3 president

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.

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

Comments at Board Meetings

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).) Time limits per speaker are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker, more than 26 speakers

To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740,  Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Sept. 9 Mutual 12

virtual 9 a.m.

Fri., Sept. 10 Mutual 3

virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Sept. 13 Mutual 9

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Sept. 14 Mutual 16

virtual 2 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 15 Mutual 5

virtual 9 a.m.

Wed., Sept. 15 Mutual 7

virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 16 Mutual 2

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., Sept. 16 Mutual 11

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Mon., Sept. 20 Mutual 15

virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Sept. 21 Mutual 14

virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Sept. 22 Mutual 10

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., Sept. 23 Mutual 1

virtual 9 a.m.

Fri., Sept. 24 Mutual 6

virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., Sept. 27 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Health & Fitness

Fun races and events combine for Week of Los Al

Race Los Al (formerly Race on the Base) returns to the streets of Los Alamitos for its 40th year on Sept. 17. The two-day event includes a Glow in the Dark Run and Groovin’ Glide and virtual and in-person 5K and 10K run/walks and a 10K wheelchair/handcycle. This year’s 5K/10K course will both start and finish at Pine Street and Florista Avenue, location of the My City, My Los Al Street Fair.

The fun starts on Friday, Sept. 17, with the the Groovin’ Glide at 7 p.m. Participants are invited to gear up in ’80s fashions, then lace up roller skates of any variety for this 1.5-mile course that’s open to all ages. The Glow in the Dark Run starts half an hour later, with 0.75- and 1.5-mile options. It’s also for all ages and is open to runners and walkers. Both events are non-competitive, and event organizers remind everyone to take it “nice and easy” at the start to avoid causing any injury to others. 

The evening’s events also include a Glow in the Dark-themed costume contest, in which attendees are invited to bring their own creative flair to the race. It’s a family-friendly event, so costume pieces should be appropriate for the general public. They should also be properly attached so as to not become a trip hazard on the course. Prizes will be awarded for best family-friendly theme, “wacky neon” and best imagination. Winners must be present, with their race bibs on, at the time of judging.

Saturday’s race starts with an opening ceremony at the starting line at 7:55 a.m. Beforehand, registered racers and spectators are welcome to peruse the surrounding Health & Fitness Expo. Participants in the 5K and 10K run/walks and 10K wheelchair/handcycle take off at 8 a.m. and should return in time for the street fair at 10 a.m.

The My City, My Street Fair, which runs Sept. 17 from 4-8 p.m. and Sept. 18 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., will feature more than 60 vendors from Los Alamitos and neighboring cities, many of them offering give-aways, race merchandise, active clothing and shoes, and food and drinks. There will also be a farmers market and performances from live bands.

Race Los Al also offers the Honoring Our Fallen Virtual 5K Run/Walk. Participants can honor America’s fallen heroes from anywhere in the world by completing a 5K run or 5K walk at their leisure. Race fees benefit Honoring Our Fallen, a Garden Grove-based organization that provides programs and services that support the grieving families of U.S. service members.

To register, go to raceroster.com/events/2021/47806/race-los-al or at the registration tent on the day of the event(s) on Pine Street, between Katella Avenue and Florista Street. Bibs can be picked up at that tent starting at 4 p.m. on Sept. 17.

SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air on SBTV via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and sbtv3.org/schedule.


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga  


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

Noon: Silver Age Yoga


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

Noon: Feeling Fit


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

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, Sept. 9: Beef Stroganoff with egg noodles, seasoned carrots and zucchini medley; mandarin oranges; ham-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.

Friday, Sept. 10: Baked salmon with caper-and-garlic cream sauce, barley pilaf, and mixed vegetables; cantaloupe; entrée turkey-and-ham cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers. 

Monday, Sept. 13: Oven-baked chicken mole (leg and thigh), pinto beans and seasoned broccoli; fresh orange; tuna salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, Sept. 14: Herb-roasted pork loin with honey-mustard sauce, au gratin potatoes and zucchini medley; sugar cookies; chicken Caesar salad, with lettuce, cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Sept. 15: Beef picado, Spanish rice and black beans; pineapple with mango; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade potato salad.


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 at Veterans Plaza on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446 or Mary Romero at (562) 431-0082.

Arts & Leisure

Pacific Symphony performs tribute to 9/11 

Pacific Symphony will perform Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture, complete with live cannons and fireworks, on Sept. 11 at the open-air Pacific Amphitheatre on the OC Fairgrounds. 

The concert, conducted by Carl St.Clair, opens with patriotic music by John Williams, Stephen Paulus and Irving Berlin to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. That’s followed by Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” Overture-Fantasy.

International Tchaikovsky Competition Silver Medalist George Li joins the orchestra on piano to perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini. Li, who made his concert debut at age 9, is also the youngest recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award.

Long Beach bagpiper Dave Champagne will also be featured.

Gates open at 6 p.m. Guests are welcome to picnic on the grounds before the concert. The Huntington Beach Concert Band will provide entertainment on the Plaza Pacifica from 6-7:15 p.m. 

Masks are highly recommended.

Tickets cost $25-$99 and are available via pacificsymphony.org.

Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library Outdoor Autumn Book Sale

Fall into some good reading with the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Friends of the Library’s Outdoor Autumn Book Sale from Sept.16-18. Included in the sale will be fall and winter holiday selections, hardbacks and paperbacks by prolific authors, and children’s series books. 

Shoppers can visit the Library Community Front Porch at 12000 Montecito Road, Seal Beach, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to score new-to-them reading material. 

The LAR Friends of the Library Book Store is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Limited donations of recent publications are still being accepted. For more information, call (562) 430-1048, ext. 6; email friendsoflarlibrary@gmail.com, or visit www.friendsoflarlibrary.com.

Hui O Hula dancers continue meeting at Veterans Plaza twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 1 p.m. Dancers say they enjoy the mini getaway, thanks to the Hawaiian music and dancing. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Those who would like to donate their time toward bringing a little cheer to others are invited to study hula with a goal of participating in performances. Follow instructor Jojo Weingart, who usually mirrors, or the old-timers who are always in the front. All classes are free. For more information, call event planner Kaye Huff at (562) 431-2242 or email jojo@JojoJoe.com.

Community Karaoke

Searching for something new to sing? Community Karaoke has several songbooks available for its Wednesday-night parties. There is a one with songs listed alphabetically by artist and category. There, you’ll find all the popular hits by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Reba McEntire, Anne Murray and more.It even has show tunes, gospel selections, Christmas carols, Irish diddies and patriotic numbers.

Another songbook lists about 20,000 selections alphabetically by title, alongside the various artists who recorded them. 

Singers are welcome to join the Monday practice sessions from 1-3 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. This is a chance to try out something new, possibly something discovered in those songbooks, in front of an encouraging group in a comfortable room.

Karaoke parties are on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fresh coffee and a tasty treat are often available. Everyone is welcome, whether or not they sing, to enjoy their neighbors’ company in a fun environment. 

—Margie Thompson

Men’s Golf Club

There will be a Men’s Golf Club membership meeting at the Clubhouse 1 Picnic area on Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. Discussions will include the 2021 Christmas Party, membership, and minor changes to the Men’s and Guys & Gals tournaments. 

Club membership is $10, and fees will begin to be collected at the January meeting, though payments can be made at the September meeting. The current board of directors will remain in place at least through the end of the year or whenever a new election can be scheduled.

Women’s Golf Club

There were 43 ladies participating in the Aug. 31 Women’s Golf Club tournament. The challenge for that game was each member was required to hit her golf ball from the men’s blue tees, situated at each tee box.

The Flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Linda Herman, 27; low net: Clara Suh, 26.

Flight B: Low gross: Sally Park, 3; low net: Choung Kim, 26.

Flight C: Low gross: Veronica Chang, 34; low net: Melinda Lee, 26.

Flight D: Low gross: Angela Song, 35; low net: Dorothy Favre. 27.

The President’s Trophy golf tournament is set for Sept. 14 and 21. All ladies competing must play both days. To qualify, each member must have played at least six nine-hole rounds of golf at Leisure World’s Turtle Lake Golf Course since March 1. To register for this tournament, contact the starter at the golf course. There is no entry fee.

—Dale Quinn

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first. Any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.

The solution to this week’s puzzle: The first move is Qg7. The White queen moves from h7 to g7. 

The LW Chess Club has suspended meeting in person until further notice.

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.

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine in the Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot. Masks are highly recommended. Vendors are subject to change; watch for LW Live! alerts. (To sign up for LW Live, go to www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up.) For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398. On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. The schedule below is for Sept. 9-15.

• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212. 

• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.

Let the Good Times Roll

Ben Berg, formerly of the Rhythm Rockers band, returns to the Clubhouse 2 stage on Sept. 18 for the “American Bandstand”-themed doo-wop show by Let the Good Times Roll. “Everyone will want to ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’ when Ben takes the stage,” says club president Frank Destra. 

While keeping alive the spirit of “the show must go on,” the Doo Wop Club is also dedicated to promoting good health and safety. The members encourage everyone at Leisure World to follow CDC guidaince and wear a face covering indoors at all social gatherings, wash hands often with soap, and keep a safe social distance of at least 3 feet around you. 

“Then the show can go on!” club member Lu Desantis says. “Our joy is seeing our guests smiling, dancing and having a good time.”

Friends of the Library 

Friends of the Leisure World Library Bookstore will host a BIG Book Sale Sept. 9-10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shoppers need to bring their own bag(s); for $2 per bag, they can fill them with any books from inside the store—hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, coffee table books, nonfiction, books on CD, etc.

Masks are required. The number of customers inside the store will be limited as necessary. LWers are asked to hold all donations until the bookstore reopens, possibly in early October.

Photo Arts Club

The Sept. 9 meeting of the Photo Arts Club has been cancelled. It’s anticipated that the program planned by Ben Benjamins-—a continuation of his review of camera basics, with a focus on aperture—will be presented at the meeting planned for Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Everyone is welcome.

The assignment for that meeting is for members to bring a photo they have made showing action by adjusting the shutter speed; examples include a pendulum on a grandfather clock, a flying bird, a moving car, etc. The photo should be cropped to emphasize the subject. Members will vote to choose the winners. 

Good news from the Photo Arts Club: Hanging rods have been installed in Clubhouse 3. The winning images from two months ago are now on display.

For more information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978.

—Esther Cummings

Mutual 1 resident Debbi Fudge was in the audience on Aug. 29 at the Long Beach Shakespeare Co.’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The theater troupe recently reopened with limited live performances.  


Due to COVID concerns, the proposed Sept. 15 meeting of the Shuffleboard Club has been postponed. The club intends to restart playing as soon as safely possible; watch for updates on future activities.

Carrie Kistner will return as president, as will treasurer Sally Fowler, advertising and communication chairman Dave LaCascia and vice president Ellie West. Taking over membership duties from past chairwoman Geri McNulty will be Kay Mount, and past secretary Mary Milhone with turn the reins over to Maureen “Mo” Habel.

Shuffleboard is a low-impact sport that gets people off the couch, is easy to learn and is fun exercise. Members of the club also enjoy the fraternization and socialization, meeting new people while having an entertaining time. Throughout the year, there are several tournaments, including a Turkey Shoot (at Thanksgiving) and a Ham Shoot (at Easter). The club sponsors periodic happy hours and other social events, and many players attend a luncheon outside the community on the the last Friday of the month. There are also plans to have evening parties around Christmas, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick Day. 

For more information, contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

Art League

The September meeting of the LW Art League has been canceled because of the rise in COVID cases. The club’s officers will later decide whether to hold an October meeting and encourage everyone to stay safe.

Joyful Line Dance—led by Albert Comia (pictured), Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, Connie Peck, Daisy Ramos and George Oinada—is temporarily holding classes in Veterans Plaza because of the increase in COVID cases within the community. Face masks and exercise shoes are mandatory. Classes are limited to 32 people; text (562) 301-5339 to reserve a spot.

Men’s Golf League

On Aug. 27, 14 men and one woman of the LW Golf League endured the heat and humidity at Huntington Beach’s Meadowlark Golf Course, a 5,600-yard, par-70, 18-hole course that has numerous elevation changes, as well as some serious water hazards and difficult sand traps. It’s well-maintained, with narrow fairways and several sloping or slanted greens that make approach shots very demanding. The course also offers several large practice areas.

Temperatures rose quickly that morning, and humidity was an issue. With the great conditions and little wind, the golfers generated just three at- or under-par rounds and four birdies.

All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicap is 0-20, and B Flight over 20.

A Flight Winners: First place: Dave LaCascia, 1 under 69; second: Gary Stivers, even par 70; third: tie between Clay Fischer and Tim Looney, 1 over 71; fourth: tie between Sam Choi and recent retiree Jim Goltra, 3 over 73; fifth: tie between Bill McKusky and Fujio Norihiro. Jim Goltra had fewest putts and two birdies and was closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 16th hole. LaCascia and Looney tied for closest on the 140-yard, par-3 seventh hole, and Looney and Fischer had a birdie each.

B Flight Winners: First place: Chris Lankford, 2 under 68; second: Tom Ross, 2 over 72; third: Bob Munn, 3 over 73, plus fewest putts; fourth: Gene Vesely; fifth: Bob Meripol; sixth: tie between Liz Meripol and Lowell Goltra.

At the David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley on Aug. 30, 13 men and one woman competed on the par-62, 4,000-yard course. It’s an executive course, which means it’s shorter and takes less time to play. 

It was an initially overcast, humid morning, with cool temps. The greens, tee boxes, and fairways were again in excellent shape. The course had been well-watered overnight, and with sun and high humidity, the fairways and greens stayed wet throughout the round. The wetness usually translates to receptive greens, and with the tees in the middle positions, the golfers were able to convert this into low scoring. Nine players were significantly under par, and there were seven birdies.

A Flight Winners: First place: tie between Stivers and Jim Goltra, a very nice 5 under 57; second: Ron Jackson, a terrific 4 under 62; third: tie between Norihiro, Fischer and LaCascia, a well-played 3 under 59; fourth: tie between Larry Hillhouse, Choi and McKusky. Stivers and Choi tied for fewest putts. Single birdies were carded by LaCascia, Jackson and McKusky, while Fischer had three. Closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 third hole was Jackson, and Jim Goltra was closest on the 110-yard, par-3 15th hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Munn, a marvelous 9 under 53, plus fewest putts; second: Vesely, a great 8 under 54; third: Chris Lankford, a sweet 7 under 55, plus a birdie; fourth: Lowell Goltra, 1 over 63; fifth: Dale Quinn.

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

The Leisure World Radio Club’s Emergency van goes for a monthly road test. If the community’s infrastructure were in any jeopardy, the radio-equipped van would be in action. You can view a “Club Close Up” video segment on the Radio Club this month on SBTV/Ch 3 (Spectrum) and Ch 37 (Frontier). The TV schedule- is posted in the LW Weekly and on SBTV3.org.

LW Poetry

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

Birthday Balloons

His 15-year-old granddaughter

came over with birthday balloons,

floating ones which said, Happy, Happy Birthday,

Party Hearty, Birthday King, and

Caution: Senior Moments Ahead.

She said, Grandpa, I like your poetry book.

Where do you get your ideas from?

Oh sweetheart, he said,

ideas are all around.

You just have to see them.

She raised her eyebrows slightly,

and didn’t understand.  

But Grandpa appreciated her question.

The helium balloons bobbed against the ceiling for weeks.

Caution: Senior Moments Ahead

slowly, day by day, shrank

and inexorably sank

closer and closer to the ground.

(Ideas are all around!)

—Fred Wind, Mutual 12

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First Christian Church


First Christian Church is mourning the shining light of Margaret Humes. Margaret had a heart for Jesus and all of God’s people.  She made herself available to all who were lost and hopeless. She led First Christian church members in songs of worship that were perfectly fitting for that day’s message every week. Her enthusiasm was so contagious that often times a member or two of the congregation would be compelled to stand in worship or dance in praise to Jesus.  

She was a proficient and loving partner to her husband, Pastor Bruce. Margaret represented her God and savior Jesus with joy, laughter and a beaming smile each week. The days her children or grandchildren visited from out of town, Margaret was at her best in the hopes of sharing her love for Jesus to those she loved dearly.  Margaret is now in heaven and rejoicing.  

Her family and friends will mourn and miss her, but also rejoice in knowing she has arrived at a place that is far superior to this world.  She is singing in the heavenly chorus with many angels.   

  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me will live even if he dies” (John 11:25).


All First Christian services, Bible studies and prayer meetings are suspended at this time.  


Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message.

Congregation Sholom

On Friday, Sept. 10, Congregation Sholom will have Shabbat Shuvah services with Rabbi Mike Mymon at 6:30 p.m. and on  Saturday, Sept. 11, at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.

New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks to receive a Zoom invitation. Text Jeff at (714) 642-0122, or email him at 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 below; if not clear, call Jeff well in advance.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.

High Holiday services will be conducted by Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Marla Barugel on Zoom. Kol Nidre will be recited  on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Morning services for Yom Kippur, which will include Yizkor, will be on Thursday, Sept.16, at 9:30 a.m., with an afternoon service at 5:30 p.m. The shofar will be blown at the end of the service.

The walking group meets every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m Clubhouse 3, Bus Stop A

Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let Darlene Rose know by Wednesday at (562) 347-8088.

Those who want to participate in games, book club or livestream services should call Jeff to receive an invitation. 

Those who want to join the congregation should let Howard Brass know at (562) 794-9090.

Assembly of God

Happy Grandparents Day! Isn’t every day Grandparents Day in Leisure World?  Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Grandparents Day in 1978, and it was first widely celebrated in 1979.  One statement in President Carter’s proclamation seems particularly poignant for the world today: “We all know grandparents whose values transcend passing fads and pressures, and who possess the wisdom of distilled pain and joy.”  

Grandparents, whether biological or by relationship, are defenders of traditional values, witness-bearers of history, and carriers of time-proven faith.  Wisdom has been gained from the distillation of a lifetime of pain and joy, giving hope to younger generations that both are necessary and to be expected in a life fully lived.  

Pastor Chuck Franco will share from Ruth 4:13-17 in his message, “Godly Grandparents,” on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

There are just a few lessons more in the Bible study in 1 Peter titled, “Journey to Hope, When Life Gets Tough.” The group meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  

Out of an abundance of caution, the hymn sing will remain closed until further notice. Remember that these inconveniences are only temporary. Everyone is asked to wear masks when gathering for church and Bible study. 

 In the meantime, honor God by reaching out to those who are vulnerable,  lonely or discouraged. Practice the values grandma and grandpa modeled to honor them.  

Those who would like prayer can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360, email pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod, or calling Carolyn van Aalst at (562) 343-8424. 

LW Baptist

LW Baptist church enters into heaven’s joys at sinners’ turning from death to life, from darkness to light on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. 

Religious leaders of Jesus’ day criticized him for welcoming sinners and eating with them. Jesus replied they should rejoice in God’s saving grace, and fulfilling Ezekiel chapter 34’s prophecy, he faults Israel’s false shepherds for not seeking the lost and, pictures himself searching and finding the sheep for himself. 

Jesus also said, “It is not the healthy who need a physician, but the sick. The son of man came to seek and save the lost.” When he finds lost people, he does not leave them there, for that would be as if he never found them. Rather he rescues and saves. Seeing the person’s helplessness, he carries them in his arms. Confessing sinners rejoice in forsaking their sin, knowing with joy that heaven has changed their hearts. That is the Gospel’s wonder, full of things angels long to look into. 

The midweek service meets in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and in the same place on Sunday. Masks are required at both meetings.

 For more information, call (562) 430-2920.

Community Church

Community Church will continue its series in the scandalous message of James. The message of James was scandalous because it challenged that faith without works is dead. This week, the scandal speaks directly to where Americans find themselves: living in a world full of misinformation.  The tongue can be a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it, a person can bless the Lord and father or curse those who are made in the likeness of God.  

This week will feature a guest speaker from the congregation while Pastor Johan Dodge is away.

Every week, Pastor Dodge reminds everyone that the word Gospel means “good news,” and if the word of God is being used in a way that isn’t good news, well then it isn’t the true Gospel. 

 Community Church is a place where everything is designed with the first-time participant in mind. Those who have not felt welcome or have never participated in church before are welcome to attend. 

Community Church has gone back to virtual worship until further notice. 

Everyone is welcome to participate virtually on Zoom and on Facebook. The Facebook page is @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. Those  who want the Zoom link to watch the service can contact the church office by calling  (562) 431-2503 or emailing leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev’s High Holy Days are livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube and Zoom.  The schedule is as follows:

Shabbat T’shuvah Ma’ariv: Friday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.

Shabbat Shacharit: Saturday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m.

Kol Nidrei: Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. 

Yom Kippur Day: Thursday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.

Ne’ilah: Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. 

Beit HaLev will host a guest rabbi who will give a presentation on “T’shuvah” on Yom Kippur morning.  Rabbi Misha ben David is a musician and a counselor specializing in substance abuse.

The schedule for Sukkot and Simchat Torah is as follows:

Erev Sukkot: Monday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m.

Sukkot Day: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10:30 a.m. 

Sh’mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.

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

The Torah reading on Saturday, Sept. 11 is from “Vayelech,” Deuteronomy 31:1-30. Moses addresses the Israelites, telling them that he can no longer lead them, HaShem has said, “You shall not go across yonder Jordan.”  He explains that Joshua will lead them into the promised land with HaShem going before them and they will not fail to conquer the land. Moses also instructs the people in the public reading of the Torah, which he had written down, given to the priests, the sons of Levi who carried the Ark of the Covenant and all the elders of Israel.

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

Live, in-person Shabbat services will be held once a month  on the first Friday of the month, beginning Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

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

Faith Christian Assembly

Griefshare is starting up again at Faith Christian Assembly. Griefshare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside a person through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  It is designed to help a person go from sadness to finding their joy. Rupert and Addie Penner host this ministry, which begins Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. Anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, or even those who know someone who is going through the grieving process, are invited to attend. The Penner’s have both been through the loss of a spouse and are eager to help anyone who has suffered a loss.  

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

For more information on the church, or to receive a free monthly newsletter, call (562)598-9010 or email contact@fcachurch.net. Information on the church is also available at www.fcachurch.net.

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sept. 12. The first reading is from Isaiah 50:5-9a, and the second reading is from James 2:14-18. The Gospel reading is fromMark 8:27-35. 


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 is still operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. 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.

Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Group

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible group will meet  at 10  a.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The group is currently studying about Dorcas in the “Women of  the Bible” book.

The group meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month. For more information, call (562) 431-597 or (562) 594-8100.

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Sunshine Club

Learn about the history of Leisure World Sept. 10

Margaret Gillon will give a presentation about the history of Leisure World to the Sunshine Club on Friday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. 

All residents are welcome to join this Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87427954280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode: is 080651.

Those would like to get the  Zoom link via email should text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339  no later than today, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. (text only; no phone calls). 

Gillon is a retired programmer/ IT manager/web developer and continues to work on web projects as a volunteer. 

Gillon joined the board of the Leisure World Historical Society (a 501c3 nonprofit educational foundation) in 2013. Her first project was setting up a computer to convert the society’s 150 VHS tapes to digital files and create a YouTube channel to host the videos. Board member Richard Erickson came in many times a week to convert videos, which had to be played while the conversion was done. As of August, the Historical Society Youtube channel has been viewed by 117,766 people.

Gillon became president of the Historical Society in 2018. She has also served on other boards in Leisure World such as the Golden Age Foundation. 

In 2019, the Historical Society partnered with the University of California in Irvine to open an archive for Leisure World at the UCI campus. The original LW newspapers, documents, and photos were moved to UCI. Residents can visit the archive and see the materials at the university Langston Library. Before the move, Gillon scanned over 4,500 photos and documents. Video producer Owen Hughes also filmed the Historical Society and the UCI archive as part of his video “The Beginning of Leisure World” during that time.

There are many materials at the Historical Society in Clubhouse 1 for people to view, including artwork by Leisure World artists, digital photo collections, the LW news on microfilm from 1962-1999, digital copies of the LW paper from 2009 to the present, sales brochures from the 1960s, aerial photos, artifacts, 1960s maps of Leisure World, digitized copies of the Golden Rain Foundation’s minutes from 1962-1972, court records from some of the past lawsuits such as the Golden Rain Foundation vs. the Leisure World Foundation 1965, digital copies of construction photos of Seal Beach Leisure World being built, and so much more. It is open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

LWers can view the Historical Society’s website at https://sealbeachleisureworldhistory.org and its YouTube channel at  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdvkUuFiuG8AFDGqxObmAsg.

To view the “The Beginning of Leisure World” video, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-abIxDx6vs

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

SB farmers market

Find specialty teas to fit your needs

by Ellen Brannigan 

LW contributor 

“Don’t spill the tea, drink it” is the slogan for the Premier Tea Company, one of the Farmers Market’s newest vendors. Paul Lara from Whittier will explain the many health benefits provided by these premium loose-leaf herbs and teas. All the teas in powder or loose-leaf form can be taken hot or cold, plain or in a warm beverage such as coffee.

The vendor has teas to provide relief for many different ailments; “Anxietea” calms anxiety and stress, and the “Golden Milk” blend can help inflammation and joint pain. One of Lara’s favorite blends is “Hawaiian Paradise,” which supports kidneys and helps lower blood pressure.

The Seal Beach Farmers Market, at the junction of Westminster and Seal Beach Boulevards, is held every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring friends to enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, tamales, pupusas, lemonade, nuts, pastries, eggs and other healthy products every week.

Senior peace club

Sept. 16 meeting will take place via Zoom
The Senior Peace Club’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.

After just one in-person meeting, the club regrettably must resort back to the Zoom meeting format, as it is the only way to get this important program out to members during the surge of the COVID-19 delta variant. The meeting is being held on a different day and time than normal to allow for the availability of the speaker.

The meeting, which was rescheduled from August, will explain the new ethnic studies program being implemented in Los Alamitos and various other California school districts. 

The club’s speaker, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a professor of ethnic studies and teacher education at a local university. The professor lives in Los Alamitos and has children attending school there. The speaker will explain what the Ethnic Studies program is and what it is not. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the new program with a lot of misinformation being promulgated. The Senior Peace Club hopes to clear up any confusion about the program during the meeting.A question-and-answer period will be held at the end of the presentation.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86896188281?pwd=M0dCeklMR0dGdXBZZnJKNEg0RGo3UT09. People can  join by calling (669) 900-6833 for audio only. The meeting  ID is  868 9618 8281, and the password is 667699.

For more information, call Jacquie Clarke at (562) 896-4453.

Visit the Woman’s Club at the SB Arts Fair Sept. 11-12

The Woman’s Club of Seal Beach is exited to announce the return of the Seal Beach annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Sept. 11-12 in Eisenhower Park at the entrance to the Seal Beach Pier. 

The Woman’s Club booth will provide succulents, staghorn ferns, plumerias, and a variety of indoor and outdoor plants. 

The Woman’s Club is a social club that works throughout the year to raise money to support over 20 community organizations in Seal Beach. Those interested in joining the organization can contact Judy O’Neill at (562) 598-0718.

Animal Care Services

Long Beach Animal Care Services provides animal control services to Seal Beach. To report coyote activities or other animal control issues, call the 24-hour service line, (562) 570-7387, or go online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report. Remember to not enagage and give space to wild animals, strays, and any sick or agressive-looking animal you come across.

GAF is looking for new Mobility Aid volunteers

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is looking for volunteers to help run the Mobility Aids office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9-11 a.m.   

The Mobility Aids Program loans out walkers and wheelchairs from its office as well as transports mobility aids to LWers in need. It is located in Clubhouse 6 and open Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. 

Marilyn Long, who is new to the volunteer team, has this to share about her experience: “I have several years of volunteering experience; however, helping people as a Mobility Aids volunteer is the most rewarding job I have ever had.”

To sign up for an inspiring volunteer opportunity at the Mobility Aids office, call Brenda Thomason at (626) 833-6641. 

Paws, Claws and Beaks final summer picnic is today

The next Paws, Claws and Beaks Club meeting is today,  Sept. 9, in the picnic area of Clubhouse 1 at noon. There will not be a potluck of homemade or shareable dishes. The club will create a prepackaged sack lunch for members only, so an RSVP is required. This will be the last summer picnic of the year. The club will also begin planning for its upcoming members-only Halloween party and pet parade.

Call Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314 or email Craft.kaplan029@gmail.com for more information.

Donate to the GAF while shopping

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 Rewards 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. 


Amazon Smile is a unique, charitable award program funded through Amazon for qualified nonprofit organizations like the GAF. With every purchase through Amazon, a small percentage of the purchase will go to the GAF at no additonal cost.

When enrolling in Amazon Smile, make sure to choose your 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 Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

LW RV Club

Due to the recent COVID-19 surges, the Leisure World RV Club Board has decided to temporarily cancel activities, beginning with the fall picnic that was scheduled for this month. The club will resume activities when safe conditions return.

Italian American Club

Due to COVID-19 and delta surges, the Italian American Club has suspended all meetings until further notice. The club asks its members to stay mindful, masked  and safe until the club can meet in person again. 

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor 

Tuesday, Sept. 14, is the election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. LW Republican Club volunteers will be manning the booth outside Clubhouse 6 every day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to answer questions or help in any way possible. 

People still have time to vote by mail-in ballots, depositing ballots in the official drop box in the Amphitheater parking lot, dropping it off at the Republican Club booth, or by voting in person at the fire station outside the LW North Gate at Seal Beach Boulevard.

The recall movement was sparked in part by Newsom’s strict shutdowns during the early months of the pandemic that included limiting capacities at indoor church gatherings. While the state was virtually shut down, Newsom attended a gathering of some of his wealthiest donors at one of the most expensive restaurants in the state. The governor and his friends were photographed not wearing masks, which pushed more people to sign the petiton for a recall election.

The recall is predicted to be very close, especially with Newsom having raised “tens of millions more than recall leaders and GOP candidates,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

In fact, on Aug. 31, the Guardian said, “(The Newsom campaign) total is on track to raise $70 million more before all is said and done. The pro-recall effort, by contrast, has raised about $8 million.”

According to the Guardian, conservative attorney and talk show host Larry Elder has raised over $6 million, about as much as all the other Republican candidates put together. The LW Republican Club has endorsed Elder to be Newsom’s replacement should he be recalled.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor 

As of Sept. 1, nearly 4.7 million Californians have already voted in the special election; of this number, the votes cast by Democrats were more than two times the number of Republicans, with most of those votes coming from the San Francisco area. 

 In Orange County, 168,664 of the over 407,000 ballots cast by Sept. 1 had come from Democrats, and 136,151 were from Republicans. With the vote in Orange County this close, how the 76,776 persons with no preferred party registration had voted could very well swing the election in either direction.  

No definitive information was available as to how many Leisure World residents had already voted by Sept. 1. However, the turnout by Democrats appears to be high.

After the Presidential election in 2016, many voters saw far too late the painful consequence of assuming that far-fetched election results couldn’t happen.

The recall election facing Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept.14  is bringing this lesson forward once again. 

 Just as in 2016, Californians are facing a tight election. And just as in 2016, should Democrats fail to stop the recall of Newsom, the result could permanently harm the state. Every vote in every election, especially in this one, is important.  

Any Democrat or supporter still needing assistance in getting his or her ballot to the Leisure World official Ballot Drop Box, located on St. Andrews Drive by the Amphitheater, should call (562) 296-8521. 

Those who want to vote in person are reminded that they can do so at the voting center beginning Saturday, Sept. 11,  at the fire station located just outside the North Gate. Those who have not registered to vote can do so “conditionally” at the same center.


The  speaker at the next LW Democratic Club membership meeting will be Marlys Davidson, president of the Los Alamitos USD School Board. A teacher in the district for 25 years, Davidson was elected to the board in 2018 and will be running for re-election in 2022.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at noon via  Zoom. Login information will be sent to subscribers of the club’s newsletter. Other LW Democrats who want to join the meeting should call (562) 412-0898 well in advance.


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

August Security Report

The following is the list of Security reports filed in August. The totals are recorded over a 31-day period. 


Aug. 2, 8:50 p.m., Mutual 8

A resident reported money missing from a dresser drawer.

Aug. 5, 10:22 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident reported a lost  cell phone.

Aug. 11, 5:45 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident’s tree was removed.

Aug. 11, 11:40 a.m., RV Lot,

A resident reported solar panels were removed from a trailer. 

Aug. 28, 1:40 p.m., Mutual 11

Items missing from the porch after a resident returned home after being away for three weeks.


Aug. 7, 11:47 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident reported another resident broke the sidewalk and carport lights.

Aug. 22, Unknown Time, Mutual 11

Two residents reported that decals were painted over on their vehicles.

Aug. 27, 6:51 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident’s golf cart tire was cut.

Aug. 30, 2:43 p.m., Amphitheater

HCC’s van and GRF cart were vandalized with graffiti.


Aug. 6, 2:25 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident’s dog on the leash bit a delivery man on the leg. SB Police were called and a report taken. The delivery man did not require  transport.

Aug. 6, 10 a.m., Mutual 15

An unidentified person’s dog was walking around without a leash. The dog’s owner became upset when a resident did not play with the dog. No injuries were reported. 

Aug. 13, 6:45 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident with unleashed dog was involved in a verbal altercation with another resident.

Aug. 26, 1:20 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident reported a barking dog. 

Aug. 26, 10:15 a.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing issue regarding resident allowing dog to roam without a leash and not picking up dog deposits. Mutual president advised.


Aug. 9, 6:50 a.m., Mutual 15 Carport

A U-Haul vehicle struck the corner of a carport.

Aug. 13, 11:58 a.m., Mutual 15 Parking Lot

A vehicle moving in reverse struck a parked vehicle.

Aug. 15, 9:06 a.m., Pelham Road

A vehicle struck another parked vehicle while attempting to park.

Aug. 21, 12:37 p.m., Mutual 8

A golf cart struck a light pole.

Aug. 31, 4:26 p.m., Golden Rain/Thunderbird

A resident found damage to his parked vehicle. The other driver did not leave a note.


Aug. 8, 12:15 a.m., Mutual 4

A resident reported a neighbor’s loud garbage disposal.

Aug. 9, 2:05 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing resident complaint of voices coming from the attic.

Aug. 9, 1:05 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident complained of people in the attic creating noise.  Security did not find anyone in  the attic.

Aug. 11, 1:33 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident reported hearing noises on a neighbor’s patio. No sound was detected at the scene.

Aug. 13, 12:31 a.m., Mutual 17

A resident heard noises  coming from a neighbor’s unit. No noise was detected at the scene. 

Aug. 18, 6:28 p.m., Mutual 2

Construction work continuing after hours. The contractor was advised of quiet hours and  stopped working.

Aug. 18, 9:40 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing complaint of noises coming from neighboring units. No noise was detected at the scene.

Aug. 21, 12:06 p.m., Mutual 10

Ongoing complaints regarding noises in the attic. No noise detected at the scene.

Aug. 24, 2 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident reported a neighbor’s loud television. The resident turned the volume down.

Aug. 30, 11:30 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing complaint of noises coming from neighboring units.No noise was detected at the scene.


Aug. 2, 3:56 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident fell while stepping off the sidewalk The person did not require transport to a hospital. 

Aug. 3, 10:10 a.m., Mutual 9

A resident was found on the ground by a bus driver. The resident was not injured and did not require transport.

Aug. 4, 4:45 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident fell in a carport and was transported to the hospital.

Aug. 4, 10:05 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident tripped while using a walker but did not require transport to a hospital.

Aug. 5, 7:35 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident fell off a bicycle and was transported to the hospital.

Aug. 5, 1:25 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident fell but did not require hospital transport.

Aug. 10, 6:45 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident fell while using a walker but did not requrie transportion to the hospital. 

Aug. 10, 11:57 a.m., Mutual 9

A resident fell while walking her dog and was taken to the hospital.

Aug. 14, 1:55 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident fell while walking; hosptial transportation was not required.

Aug. 18, 7:50 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident fell while using walker and was transported to the hospital. 

Aug. 19, 11:55 a.m., Mutual 15

A resident fell while using a walker and was transported to the hospital.

Aug. 20, 10 a.m., HCC

A resident fell while walking to their vehicle and was transported to the hospital.

Aug. 22, 4:30 p.m., 1.8 Acres

A resident fell while tending a garden. The resident did not require transportation to the hospital.

Aug. 23, 2:10 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident fell and was taken to the hospital

Aug. 30, 9:33 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident fell while walking but  transportation to the hospital was not necessary.


Aug. 1, 11:25 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident was  found in Mutual 1 and returned home safely.

Aug. 1, 1:20 a.m., Mutual 11

A resident was found in Mutual 10 and returned home safely.

Aug. 30, 11:33 a.m., Mutual 7

A disoriented resident was taken home.


Aug. 1, 6:50 p.m., Mutual 5

Ongoing dispute between neighbors. 

Aug. 5, 10:48 p.m., Mutual 11

SBPD was called to keep the peace between neighbors involved in a verbal altercation.

Aug. 6, 11:10 a.m., Mutual 5

Ongoing issue regarding odors from a neighboring unit.

Aug. 7, 10:03 p.m., Mutual 3

An electrical issue was reported.  OCFA arrived at the scene and found an electrical malfunction but no smoke or fire.

Aug. 7, 7:06 a.m. Amphitheater

A resident complained of parking violation. The vehicle belongs to the 24-hour nurse, who was advised of the rules.

Aug. 8, 6:44 a.m., 9:50 a.m. and 7:40 p.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing neighbor dispute involving multiple issues leading to verbal altercations. The SBPD was called and the officer took a report.

Aug. 8, 6:05 p.m., 1.8 Acres

Bed bugs were found on donated furniture.

Aug. 8, 4:30 p.m., Mutual 10

Ongoing neighbor dispute was reported. A verbal altercation occurred during this incident.

Aug. 9, 3:17 p.m., Mutual 4

Unattended children were climbing trees. The resident hosting them was advised of the rules.

Aug. 10, 8:28 p.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing neighbor dispute was reported.

Aug, 10, 12:58 a.m., Mutual 8

A resident reported running water from a neighboring unit. 

Aug. 12, 7:51 a.m., Mutual 11

A resident found trash items strewn on her front porch.

Aug. 12, 12:52 a.m., Mutual 3

A resident reported people in her residence. There was no evidence of  forced entry or unknown presons found at the residence.

Aug. 13, 8:50 a.m., Mutual 9

A resident reported another vehicle driving erratically that almost struck his vehicle.

Aug. 15, 8:32 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident was involved in a verbal altercation with a contractor.

Aug. 16, 2:15 p.m., Mutual 9

A verbal dispute involving a resident and their daughter was reported.

Aug. 17, 5:07 p.m., 1.8 Acres

A dispute between residents over items left at a dumpster was reported.

Aug. 17, 4:36 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident and their son were involved in a verbal altercation. SBPD was called to keep the peace.

Aug. 19, 6:15 p.m., Mutual 1

There was an issue between residents regarding carport usage on Mutual property.

Aug. 19, 12:57 p.m., Mutual 7

 A resident filed a complaint regarding landscaping and was  referred to Mutual director. 

Aug. 20, 10:12 a.m., North Gate,

A non-resident attempted entry at the gate. SBPD was called, and the unknown person was taken to the hospital.

Aug. 21, 12:06 p.m., Mutal 10

Ongoing dispute regarding possible theft; no crime substantiated.

Aug. 22, 7:25 p.m., North Gate

A non-resident was barrd from entry; SBPD was called and issued a warning.

Aug. 22, 10:25 p.m., Front Gate

An non-resident entered the security office and requested paramedic assistance for an unknown ailment. The person was taken to the hospital.

Aug. 23, 9:45 a.m., Mutual 11

A resident’s  vehicle was towed per the Mutual president’s request.

Aug. 25, 3:22 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident verbally abused another resident while conducting Mutual business.

Aug. 27, 3:25 a.m., Mutal 2

A resident heard noises outside of her unit. An animal on the patio was the possible cause.

Aug. 27, 5:10 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident heard a racoon on the patio; animal control was advised.

Aug. 27, 12:57 p.m., Mutual 11

A strong chemical odor was  detected in a residence. Contractors were using chemicals to treat wood.

Aug. 28, 10:59 p.m., Mutual 12

A man was found asleep with alcohol nearby. SBPD was called   to the sene. The man is a resident’s son; SBPD cited him for having an open container in public.

Aug. 28, 6:25 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident would not release a  prescription to a caregiver. SBPD was called to obtain the prescription from the resident.

Aug. 29, 2:29 a.m., Mutual 8

Water flooding was origninating from a leak in a custom toilet;  maintenance department was advised.

Aug, 31, 1:23 p.m., Mutual 14

A stray golf ball struck a unit’s skylight.

Aug. 31, 8:20 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident reported odd occurrences outside her residence. No issues or unknown person was found.


Paramedic calls:154

Theft: 5

Vandalism: 4

Traffic Incidents: 5

Death Investigations: 11

Lost Residents: 3

Injury: 15

Noise Complaints: 10

Fire: 0

Dog/Pet Complaints: 5

Grand Total: 212

SBTV-3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, Sept. 9

4 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021

4:30 pm LW Special Olympics 2021

4:38 pm LW Sewing Brigade

5 pm Captain Joe Disappears

5:15 pm Maui Swap Meet 2018

5:31 pm LW Shakespeare Sonnets

5:45 pm Alaska/LW Radio Club

6 pm Life and Times in SB:

Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger

7 pm Vintage Car Cruise

8:30 pm Cerritos Center-

Lady Jazz

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Friday, Sept. 10

4 pm Beginning of Leisure World

4:20 pm Alaska: The Final Frontier

4:30 pm LW Classic Car Parade 2021

5 pm Molokai Trip 2018

5:50 pm Radio Club 2021

6 pm Roy Orbison Tribute 2021

7:30 pm Vintage Car Crusie

8:40 pm LW Sewing Brigade

9 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


10:30 pm Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Saturday, Sept. 11

4 pm Maui Swap Meet 2018

4:15 pm Captain Joe Disappears

4:30 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021

5 pm Molokai Trip 2018

5:45 pm LW Shakespeare Sonnets 

6 pm Roy Orbision Tribute 2021

7 pm McGaugh Third Grade Show

8 pm LAUSD

11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Sunday, Aug. 12

4 pm Live at the Ford:

Lady Jazz

6 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

7:45 pm Cerritos Center:

In the Mood

9 pm Life and Times in SB:

Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger

10 pm Vintage Car Cruise 2021

11:15 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Monday, Sept. 13

4 pm Molokai Trip 2018

4:45 pm The Street Where I Live

5 pm LW Classic Car Parade 2021

5:30 pm LW Sewing Brigade

6 pm Captain Joe Disappears

6:15 pm Alaska/LW Radio Club

6:30 pm LW Hula 2021/LW 

Special Olympics

7 pm Vintage Car Cruise 2021

8:15 pm Terry Otte & Abilene 2021

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew 

Tuesday, Sept. 14

4 pm Memorial Day 2021

4:40 pm Beginning of Leisure World

5 pm The Street Where I Live/

LW Hula 2021

5:30 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade

6 pm Roy Orbison Tribute 2021

7 pm Vintage Car Cruise

8:15 pm Life and Times in SB:

Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger

8:30 pm Ford Theater:

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Wednesday, Sept. 15

4 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021

4:30 pm LW Classic Car Parade 2021

5 pm Molokai Trip 2018

5:45 pm Maui Swap Meet 2018

6 pm The Street Where I Live

6:15 pm Alaska/LW Radio Club

6:30 pm LW Special Olympics

6:40 pm Vintage Car Cruise 2021

7:50 pm LW Shakespeare Sonnets

8 pm Roy Orbison Tribute 2021

9 pm Cerritos Center:

In the Mood

11:15 pm Memorial Day 2021

*All programming is subject to change.



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


New to Leisure-World. Looking for four-some Mahjong game at home. Marla 714-401-9973.


Patsy is a 9-year old small Shih-Tzu Female mix. She is spayed, debarked, fully vaccinated and tagged. Patsy is smart, adores people and likes to play. She needs a new home because her Leisure World owner passed away.  Call JoJo 

562-252-9676 for details.



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.  11/11


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. 11/11


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.  11/11



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint,  specialty-finishes,  cabinets, murals and MORE! License #1033927.  11/25




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

562-596-0559.  11/11


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. 11/25




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

562-596-0559.   11/11

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) 430-2836, (714) 955-2885.


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.


Cats/Dogs, nail cutting, bathing, COVID-19 PPE Safe. Karen Cell 562-544-9555.  Seal Beach  Business License JEN0006.


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. 11/18


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. 11/11



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

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 11/18


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


14-Years Housekeeping Experience in Leisure-World.  Available Weekly, Bi-Weekly or Monthly.  Cindy 714-251-7195. Business License CCM001. 09/16


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 11/18


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. 09/09


A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH! 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.  11/25



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


VINTAGE STORE. Looking to  buy Vintage-Clothing/Jewelry, Rocks/Crystal-Stones, Furniture, Hanging Lamps, Rugs, etc. 562-243-7229. 09/09


Monday/9-13, Tuesday/9-14 (9am-2pm). Mutual-1/Apartment-34C. Dog  wee-wee-pads/package, bareque-gas-grill, frying-pan, books, old-movies, large/plastic-containers, miscellaneous-items.


2-grave spots. Rose Hills in Whittier, Garden of Affection. Lot 1121 (1&2), $5,000/both. 626-484-5575.


Patio/Yard-Sale. September 9th-10th Thursday/Friday (9am-3pm). 1362 Golden Rain Road, Mutual-2/Apartment-56i. Small Love-Seat, Living-Room Table, Picture, Mirror,  Assorted Tools, Miscellaneous.  Approved by Mutual/Deborah Cobb.


White Leather Recliner with/Ottoman. Very good condition, $150. Call 562-533-8801


La-Z-Boy Charcoal-Tweed Oversized Chair opens to Twin-Sleeper. Like New $500. Call 509-671-2689.


Wayfair Kitchen Island with Cabinets. $60 OBO. Call 562-879-1494 for more details.

leisure world apts/FOR rent

Unit available for lease $2,200/month (MINIMUM Yearly Rental) at 13240 Fairfield Lane. Mutual-7/Apartment-172G, Fully-Extended 2-Bedrooms, 1-Bath, Corner-Unit facing Greenbelt. Close to Parking/Carport. Inform Relatives/Friends.  Delia 310-339-9808. 09/23