LWW Trans/Vie Ed. 09-12-19

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500 people injured by stingrays

More than 500 people were injured over the holiday weekend by stingrays at Southern California beaches.

Officials said that the high Labor Day weekend numbers weren’t because of an increase in stingrays but rather an influx of humans in the water looking to enjoy the last days of summer.

Stingrays are common in the shallow waters of south-facing beaches—like Seal Beach, Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach—where most of the injuries were reported. Stingrays love these beaches for breeding and secluding themselves from predators, according to California State Parks officials.

Stings are, subsequently, extremely common on the certain beaches, more so when crowded.

The best way to stay away from the fish is to let them know you’re there, specifically with one move commonly known as “the stingray shuffle.”

Lifeguards will tell swimmers to shuffle their feet when they go out in the water. The shuffle will cause the stingrays to scatter.

In Bolsa Chica State Beach, 124 injuries were reported on Saturday, 64 on Sunday and 42 on Monday, while the nearby Huntington State Beach witnessed around 20 each day, according to the California State Parks. The numbers were first reported in the Orange County Register.

The pain from minor stings can last 30-60 minutes. For more serious stings, with an open wound, people should watch for infections and seek further treatment. If you are stung on the beach, alert the lifeguard, who will take you to the lifeguard station, where treatment often consists of soaking the affected foot in hot water.

California Telephone Access Program

The California Telephone Access Program offers a range of free, specialized phones that make it easier for people to hear, dial and make calls. CTAP also has phones designed for individuals who have restricted mobility, speech impairments, or who are blind or deaf.

Applying is easy:

1. Pick up an application form at the Health Care Center, Library, News Office or the Member Resource Office (Administration Building, 2nd floor). Fill out Part 1.

2. Have Part 2 of the application filled out and signed by a medical doctor or other authorized professional.

3. CTAP representatives will be in the LW Health Care Center on Sept. 13 from 10 a.m.-noon to answer questions about the free specialized equipment. 

They will have equipment on display. People who have the fully completed application form signed by their doctor may be able to receive equipment that day. 

CTAP will be able to process the first 10-12 people on a first come, first served basis. It will not accept phone exchanges for existing customers at this event.  

For more information or application forms call 1-800-806-1191 or visit www.CaliforniaPhones.org (web chat available).

The local, full-time service center is located at 681 South Parker St., Suite 210, in Orange (cross streets are Town and Country and South Parker)

—Cindy Tostado, 

LCSW, GRF Member Resource & Assistance Liaison

Amphitheater, Season Finale 

America’s Diamond Live: 

Tribute to Neil Diamond

Thursday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Koffel’s Barbecue, $10, and Food Truck will be there for pre-concert dining.

Sponsors: Monarch HealthCare, UnitedHealthcare

For over 25 years, Jay White has stretched his singing and acting talents, while reflecting the stage persona Neil Diamond, one of the world’s best-loved musical icons. His eight-year run headlining on the Las Vegas strip is the longest ever by a solo tribute artist, and his nine-year run during the 90s with the multi-million dollar production “Legends in Concert” was also unequaled. Leeza Gibbons of “Entertainment Tonight” wrote: “He’s uncanny and truly amazing!,” while Jay Leno said, “you do a great job.”

Since 2010, Jay and his band continue to perform nationwide and around the world including Canada, Australia, South America and the Philippines. After over 9,000 performances, Jay is grateful that his years of hard work and dedication are still so convincing and so appreciated.

His impersonation of Neil Diamond was authentic enough to earn the attention of Hollywood director Ron Howard, who cast Jay to play Neil Diamond in the Academy Award-nominated film “Frost/Nixon” in 2008. Three years later, Jay was cast as the lead in a fictional musical drama film called “Beautiful Noise,” a story about a down-and-out singer/songwriter whose musical career was revived after an encounter with a beautiful young muse who stole his heart.

In 1996 and again in 2002, Jay White and Neil Diamond met before his Vegas MGM appearances. Neil told Jay to “keep up the good work” and autographed a photo. It read: “Jay keep singing, so I can stay home and relax, your friend in music.” 

Over the years, Neil’s mother Rose, son Jesse and brother Harvey have also expressed their genuine enthusiasm and amazement. “I’m also honored to have appeared with Neil on his DVD box set called “Stages,” and I’m proud and grateful to share this beautiful noise with those of you who continue to show your appreciation, especially the Diamond Family. Your kindness and acceptance continues to inspire!”

RAF team to dazzle at air show

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, will perform  at the fourth annual Great Pacific Airshow Oct. 4-6 in Huntington Beach. The Red Arrows will come to Huntington Beach for its Southern California debut after a successful U.S. and Canadian tour. This is their largest North American tour to date.

A vital part of the Red Arrows’ tour to North America is the mighty Airbus A400M Atlas transporter. This massive machine, with its four turboprop engines producing 44,000 horsepower, can carry more than 22 tons of equipment and people and provides both tactical and strategic airlifting capabilities during times of crisis and peace. 

The A400M will only perform “flypasts” at a few select airshows during this historic tour. Don’t miss it’s final performance at Huntington Beach.

“The British are on their way, and we are weeks away from what could be our best show yet. This year, we have even more jets and exciting demonstrations that audiences are going to love,” said Kevin Elliott, airshow director and CEO of Code Four, operators of the Great Pacific Airshow.

In addition to the Red Arrows, the Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds demonstration squadron will be returning to the Pacific Airshow.

For those aviation fans who want to see the Red Arrows, the Snowbirds and the other airshow action up close, the Great Pacific Airshow has several premium ticket options. The Flight Line Club features hosted food and bar, enhanced audio and premium viewing. The Drop Zone offers food and a variety of beverages for sale and is located close to the water. Pier Seating is also an option. All tickets are now on sale at https://pacificairshow.com/tgpatickets or contact Barbara Caruso at (714) 328-3273 or Barbara@c-squaredpr.com.

Voted by fans as one of the top 10 airshows on USA Today’s 10 Best list, millions are expected to attend to this year’s show to see first-hand the jaw-dropping precision of the Royal Air Force jet team, the Red Arrows, and the returning Royal Canadian Air Force’s Snowbirds. Other performers include the US Air Force F-35 Lightning II demo and A-10C Thunderbolt II demo, Lucas Oil Airshows’ Mike Wiskus, Jeff Boerboon in the one and only Yak 110, the SOCOM Para Commandos jump team, Red Bull Air Force, Greg Colyer in the “Acemaker” T-33 Shooting Star, and more.

Follow The Great Pacific Airshow on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, @PacificAirshow, and visit the website at www.pacificairshow.com.

Calling All Photographers

The LW Weekly will produce a 2020 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in time for the holidays. 

The deadline is Sept. 30. Potential contributors should submit large, high-resolution, 300 dpi images in landscape format of places and spaces in and around Leisure World and Seal Beach.  Photos of people are not eligible.

Cell phone photos should be emailed in the “actual size” format. Email entries to stephenb_news@lwsb.com with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. For information on technical requirements, call 431-6586, ext. 392.

The calendar will be delivered to every unit for free. Additional copies may be purchased for $1.50. 

Stock Transfer Office

The Stock Transfer Office will be closed for business on Wednesday, Sept. 18, so staff can work on files to improve customer service and turn-around time. 

All other Administration offices are open as usual. Stock Transfer will reopen at 8 a.m. on Sept. 19.

CERT Training Classes

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. It also provides training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. 

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members will be able to assist others in their neighborhoods or at work following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. 

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Students must attend all sessions of the class to be certified. Classes are held on Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Location and topics may change. As of today, the schedule is as follows:

• Oct. 7: Disaster Prep 1 and Prevention and Suppression

• Oct. 14: Medical Operations

• Oct. 21: Search and Rescue,  CERT Organization

• Oct. 28: Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT, 

• Nov 7: Course review, disaster simulation.

To register, call GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez at 431-6586, extension 356.

LW Dines Out

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. It also provides training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. 

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members will be able to assist others in their neighborhoods or at work following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. 

CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. Students must attend all sessions of the class to be certified. Classes are held on Mondays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Location and topics may change. As of today, the schedule is as follows:

• Oct. 7: Disaster Prep 1 and Prevention and Suppression

• Oct. 14: Medical Operations

• Oct. 21: Search and Rescue,  CERT Organization

• Oct. 28: Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT, 

• Nov 7: Course review, disaster simulation.

To register, call GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez at 431-6586, extension 356.

GRF Fall Fest

The 2019 GRF Fall Festival will be held at Clubhouse 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 26. The LW CERT Club, in conjunction with the Security Department and other clubs, will demonstrate what is new in disaster preparedness.

The L.A. Sound Machine, a Gloria Estefan tribute band, will  highlight Gloria’s mega-hits from the 80s, 90s and today.

Koffel’s food truck will offer snacks, and its signature barbecue will be available in the parking lot. 

The Theater Club will provide complimentary face painting for all of the young at heart.

A Minibus shuttle service will be available from Clubhouse 4’s parking lot, so plan to park and ride. For more information, contact events@lwsb.com. 

Smart Driver Class

The next Smart Driver Course will be held on Monday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. This is for people who have taken the two-day class and need to renew their certificates.  For more information, call Ruth Bradley at (714) 401-2237.  

CalFresh Benefits

Qualified LW residents can get help applying for CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, in person with Cindy Tostado, GRF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison, online or via phone. 

People who are over 55 and meet the following monthly income guidelines may qualify: One-person household: $2, 010 per month; two-person household: $2,708 per month. 

Have access to the following required documents to assist in the application process:

• ID

• Green Card or Citizenship Certificate

• Social Security Card

• Proof of Income

• Rent Receipt and Bills

Ways to apply:

• By Appointment in LW: Call 431-6586, ext. 317

• Online: GetCalFresh.org

• Phone: (800) 281-9799

• Walk In: 1928 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92703

For more information, call Cindy Tostado, LCSW, GRF member resource and assistance liaison, 431-6586, ext. 317.

OCTA 405 Freeway Update

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project will improve 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the L.A. County line.

Construction includes a new Bolsa Avenue Street bridge, which is being rebuilt in two stages, allowing it to remain open to traffic during construction. 

In other significant developments:

• Crews are demolishing the Talbert bridge over I-405 under full freeway closures. Additional demolition activities will occur on weeknights under freeway lane closures.

 • The remainder of the Talbert Bridge demolition schedule is from  11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, to 9 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 22: The northbound I-405 will be closed between Euclid and Talbert; and the southbound I-405 will be closed between Brookhurst and Talbert.

Construction is occurring along the entire 16-mile stretch of the I-405 so drivers should watch for detour signs.

For more information and interactive maps, visit www.octa.net/images/freeways/405/405closures.pdf

GAF Board Meeting

The Golden Age Foundation Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, Sept.  25, at  2 p.m., in Conference Room  B, located in Building 5.

All members of the Golden Age Foundation and shareholders are welcome to observe the monthly board meeting. 

This is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest news and  get a preview of coming Golden Age Foundation attractions.

Food Service Options in LW

The GRF Recreation Department currently sponsors several food service options here in Leisure World.

Taco Tuesday, hosted by Koffel’s Food Service, has reasonably priced fare at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot at 5 p.m. 

Tables are available to eat inside the clubhouse as well as on the patio.

Pizza Thursday, hosted by Domino’s, is under the stripped canopy in the parking lot of Clubhouse 6 from 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Special orders may be called in to 493-2212 between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pick-up at the truck also.  

A Monday night dinner is hosted three times a month in Clubhouse 1 by three alternating restaurants. 

Naples Rib Company serves at 4:30 p.m. each first Monday of the month (reservations only), Finbars Italian Kitchen hosts the third Monday, starting at 4:30 p.m.; and Hometown Buffet is here at 4 p.m. every fourth Monday. Menus and information are published in the LW Weekly.

Hometown Buffet also hosts Sunday brunches in Clubhouse 1 on the second and fourth Sundays. Check the LW Weekly for menus or sign up for LW Live! for real time updates by going to www. lwsb.com and following the link on the home page.

The Amphitheater season offers Koffel’s food service serving from 5 p.m. on Thursday nights. This week, there will also be barbecue for $10 a plate to celebrate the Amphitheater season finale. Tables are available prior to the show for those who want to dine there. LW bus service is available for all these events. For schedule information, call 431-6586, ext. 373. For information on the restaurants, contact events@lwsb.com or ext. 326.

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Community Church

The Community Church Missions Team actively seeks  opportunities to assist and encourage people and organizations in its own backyard and around the world.

The Missions Team is sponsoring a Polly’s Pie fund-raising opportunity that will benefit Precious Life Shelter in Los Alamitos.

Enjoy a meal and raise money for Precious Life, which is an emergency, transitional program that provides a safe environment for the pregnant woman with no place to live. 

The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Polly’s Pies, 3464 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos.

People should drop by the church office Monday-Thursday, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to pick up a flyer, which will have a barcode required to make sure a percentage of the meal cost is credited to the shelter. 

The flyer must be  presented to a Polly’s server to receive credit. Visit Polly’s anytime from 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sept. 18, and enjoy a meal with friends and at the same time, benefit homeless pregnant women and their precious unborn children in the local area.

In other church news, Community Church has a Sunday evening Bible study led by Joy Reed that meets at 5 in the Fireside Room. The topic this week is “Death and Resurrection.” Everyone is welcome to attend.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Pastor Johan Dodge will give a sermon titled, “Treasure,” based on Luke 15:1-10.

Carmen Edwards will serve as lay liturgist. Worship services are at 9:50 a.m., followed by coffee and refreshments in Edgar Hall. 

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on Sept. 13 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Karen Isenberg. 

An Oneg will follow services.

On Saturday, Sept. 14, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Eric Dangott. An hour of Torah study will begin at 10:15. The service will continue until about noon and will be followed by a potluck lunch. 

The book club will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Ruth Hermann’s house. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. 

The High Holidays are coming soon. Rabbi Chaim Singer-Frankes and Cantor Marla Barugel will officiate. The complete schedule will be forthcoming.

The congregation is organizing a Bat Mitzvah class for interested women. To find out more, email Mel Chazen at melvin.chazen@yahoo.com.

The congregation is going to start an “Ask the Rabbi” column in “News & Nachas.” If you have a question, email it to Mel Chazen at the above address.

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

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. Sunday services are in English at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:45 p.m.  For more information call (714)562-8233.

Redeemer Lutheran

“God’s Lost and Found Department” is the title of Karen Merkel’s sermon at Redeemer Lutheran on Sunday, Sept. 15.  All are welcome for Communion Sunday, followed by coffee and conversation in the fellowship hall.

The choir will lead congregational singing, and celebratory music will be led by organist Sharon Heck. Shirley Reimers will read the Scriptures and Beverly Anderson will lead Prayers of the People. Shirley Holland will be the greeter, and Maria Swift, the usher.

The Wisdom Books are the focus for weekly Wednesday Bible class on Sept. 18  in the Fellowship Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m., also under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer.  

The Respite Center program  meets on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 596-1209 for information about registration.

 For more information call the church or visit www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com. 

SB Center for Spiritual Living

On Sunday, Sept. 15, a workshop on the use of mudras in spiritual and healing practices will be presented by Annemarie Lovdahl RScP, at the Seal Beach Spiritual Center from 1-3 p.m.  

Mudras are unique finger or hand positions that are used to strengthen the flow of life energy and tap into an individual’s inner reservoir of physical, mental and spiritual healing power. 

For centuries, Hindus, Buddhists and other Eastern traditions have used them as part of prayer, meditation and numerous rituals, and as a means to create greater restorative, harmonious and healing benefits.

Come discover and practicing various mudra techniques to achieve the greatest personal benefits. The workshop fee is $20.

The Center for Spiritual Living, located at 500 Marina Drive in Seal Beach, is a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome. Sunday services include uplifting, inspirational messages and music, are held at 9 and 11 a.m. The title of this Sunday’s message, given by Reverends Michael Heinle and Nicole Von Atzingen, is “You are a Spiritual Broadcasting Station.”

For more information on classes, workshops and other events, visit the Center’s website at www.sbcsl.org or call the office at 598-3325.

Assembly of God

Mariusz Musczynski, a prominent pastor from Opole, Poland, will be the guest speaker at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church during regular Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Rev. Muszczynski is no stranger to this congregation or Pastor Samuel Pawlak. They have worked together for over 27 years, both in Poland and the U.S. 

Pastor Musczynski has served for many years as a national church planter and church developer in Poland, and the Pawlaks worked with him while they were appointed missionaries to Poland for several years.

At the Sunday Evening Hymn Sing, Rev. Musczynski will perform a familiar church song in Polish and share more about his work in Poland. The group meets at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3.

Recently, members of the Assembly of God Church and many regular attendees of the Sunday Evening Hymn Sing participated in a project to provide windows for an addition to church building that the Rev. Musczynski pastors in Poland. The contributions enabled construction to continue through the winter. Upon completion this new building will become the first Protestant Christian School in the country of Poland. All are welcome to attend this Sunday and meet Rev. Musczynski.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Pastor Pawlak will resume the weekly Bible study on the book of Revelation at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. All are welcome.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sept. 15. The First Reading is Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14, and the Second Reading is Timothy 1:12-17. 

The Anointing of the Sick Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 14, at 8:30 a.m. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick can be received by baptized Catholics who are going to have a major surgery, those who are chronically ill and those who are elderly.  

Holy Family Church celebrates Sunday Mass at 8 and 10 a.m., and noon; the Vigil Mass is at 5 p.m., Saturday; daily Mass is at 8:30 a.m., Monday-Saturday.  Confessions are Saturdays and eves of Holy Days from 4-4:45 p.m. and on the first Fridays at 9:15 a.m. 

Faith Christian Assembly

Healing is happening in the lives of people who are attending the GriefShare ministry, directed by Rupert and Addie Penner, at Faith Christian Assembly. The group meets Fridays at 2 p.m. in FCA’s Garden Room. The last two meetings for this session are Sept. 13 and 20, and videos on how to survive during times of loss will be shown. Admission is free.

Featured will be “Surviving the Holidays” on Sept. 13 and “Surviving the Loss of a Spouse” on Sept. 20. Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one or who have bereaved friends or loved ones are welcome.  

Faith Fellowship Time is held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study  is taught by Pastor Sheri, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room; 

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

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev services are accessed online on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov. Shabbat Ma’ariv services are at 6 p.m. and Shacharit services are at 10:30 a.m.

In addition to the Sabbath services, Rabbi-Cantor Galit Levy-Slater also conducts a short Weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday at 4 p.m. on SimShalom.com, that includes a Torah reading, a D’var Torah, a prayer for healing and the Mourner’s Kaddish.

Rabbi Galit’s beginner and intermediate Hebrew classes are held Wednesday afternoons. People interested in learning prayerbook Hebrew or modern (conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com for information regarding day and time. 

St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church

St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church will meet for a Holy Eucharist worship service at 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 13564 St. Andrews Drive. The Rev. Riley will preach on “Amazing Grace.”  The Communion worship is followed by refreshments and fellowship in the conference room. 

A combined Lutheran/Episcopal service is held on Wednesday  at 11:30 a.m.

Bible Study Fellowship

A Woman’s Bible Study will be held in Mutual 7 every Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning today, Sept. 12. For more information, call Cindy Spievy at 618-0822 or Patty Steele at 833-1882.

LW Baptist Church

The Leisure World Baptist Church will meet for a worship service on Sunday, Sept. 15, in Clubhouse 4. 

All are welcome. 

Sunday School, led by Bob Simons, is from 8:40-9:10 a.m. Friends then meet at the round table for coffee and conversation until the service begins at 9:45.

The call to worship will be “The steadfast love of the Lord.” Choir member Ruben Garcia will sing a solo selection.

Congregational hymns include “Stand up for Jesus,” “Soldiers of the Cross Arise” and “Why do I sing about Jesus,” a beautiful reflective hymn written in 1923 by Moody Bible institute student Albert Ketchum.

Pianist Yvonne Leon will play the offertory selection.

Pastor Rolland Coburn will give the morning message from Romans 8:31-39, “Assurances— Answers to Five Great Questions.” 

The prayer room will be open and attended by members from the congregation to meet people for prayer.

On Monday, Sept. 16, the  Men’s Fellowship Group will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m.

The Wednesday Energizers will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 3 p.m.

For more information, call 430-2920.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church’s pastors, elders and members extend a warm welcome to all their recent visitors and newest members. Services are held on Saturday evening at 5:15 and Sunday morning at 10:15. FCC now offers additional parking in the rear of the church, as well as the golf cart, bicycle, and motor scooter parking on the front patio. All are welcome. The Hospitality Room opening at 4:30 p.m. prior to the Saturday service. 

Sunday morning begins with Elder Jack Frost teaching a Bible study at 9 a.m. from the book of Luke. At 9:30, the Hospitality Room opens for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting.

Pastor Bruce Humes begins the worship service at 10:15 a.m. with praise, prayer and Scripture, followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in “I Need Thee Every Hour,” “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” and “He Touched Me.” 

The Communion hymn will be “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.” 

The church choir, under the direction of Margaret Humes, will sing “There’s A Song In The Air.” Elder Jack Frost will present the Communion meditation and service today. 

For the offertory, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing, “Here I Am To Worship.”

Anita Ragole will sing, “When God Steps In,” followed by Barbara Frost, who will read Matthew 26:69-75.

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes’ message will be “Good Intentions,” based on Matthew 26:69-27:10. When we come face to face with our own weakness, then we are ripe for His restoration.

 Prayer and verse-by-verse Bible studies during the week are held on Tuesdays with Pastor Humes and on Thursdays with Pastor Cherryholmes, both beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

 Hearing enhancements are available at all church functions. Call the church office at 431-8810 for further information. 

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet for a Mindfulness Meditation session from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

The sessions are facilitated. Donations are welcome; admission is free. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com.

Life Changers

Life Changers are people who can bring the power, favor and light of heaven into circumstances encountered here on earth. The group meets on the first and third Fridays from 1:30-3 p.m., with the next meeting scheduled for Sept. 20. 

Men and women are welcome. For more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

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Video Producers Club

The Video Producers Club hosted an android training seminar on Aug. 29 conducted by Bonnie Z. Cooper and Mara Williams.

Ray Rydell and Raul Aquino, two representatives from the Best Buy in Westminster, answered questions and described the latest  technology products on the market.

Bravo to Bonnie Z. for organizing the class, which drew a large turnout. Community members definitely have a great interest in learning about their tablets and phones.

Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club offers themed workshops on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, Room 10.

The workshops are open to everyone and are free. The Genealogy Library is open from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Workshops include:

•Sept. 12: How to Build a Tree on Family Tree Maker

•Sept. 19: Recent Changes in Ancestry Records (and how to add them to your tree)

•Sept. 26: Library Clean-Up Day (Come help dust the books, shelves, computer monitors and keyboards, clean tables and counters, etc.) 

People must be club members to use the computers and access  resources. All are welcome to come in and see what the club has to offer. 

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks and Miryam Fernandez. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 16, Clubhouse 6, Room B

• 11 a.m.—Computer Questions and Answers (Sacks)

• Noon-Google Calendar, Part 2 (Fernandez)

Monday, Sept. 23,  Clubhouse 3, Room 4

• 11 a.m.— Prepare for California DMV test (includes infornation about REAL ID) (Sacks)

• Noon—iPhone Basics (Fernandez)

•Monday, Sept. 30, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

•11 a.m.— Introduction to iPhone/iPads (Fernandez)

•Noon—iPhone Tips and Tricks (Fernandez)

Classes are free.

For expert computer and smartphone information and advice, DMV, to suggest topics and questions, or to join the email list, contact Jeff Sacks (714) 642-0122. 

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

GRF Weekly Dance

The Golden Rain Foundation sponsors a weekly dance on Saturdays from 7-10 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. 

The Robin Fellows Group will play 1940s-60s ballroom and pop on Sept. 14.

Hal Willis of the Robin Fellows Group says, “Robin Fellows performed worldwide on major cruise lines as a headliner doing shows that featured her singing and playing several instruments. 

The group is made up of musicians who have worked in the recording industry and performed at Disneyland and the Hollywood Bowl among many other venues.  

The band will try to fulfill all song requests and loves to interact with the audience.

The Recreation Department asks residents and their guests attending the GRF Saturday Dances in Clubhouse 1 to cooperate in adhering to a few, simple rules:

• Do not park on the east side of Clubhouse 1. Parking for the clubhouse is across Golden Rain Road at the golf course or on Burning Tree Lane. 

• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to set up for the next group.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.

• Clubhouse lighting and audiovisual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given

• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of bands.

• Guests must be accompanied by the GRF member who invites them as all passes and ID’s are subject to inspection.

Writers Workshop

People who want to know more about writing a memoir, novel, story or poem are invited to the Writers Workshop, which meets every first and  third Thursdays of each month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. This group  supports fellow writers with encouragement. All are welcome.

LBSO will start 6-concert season

The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra will start its six-concert 2019-2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. at the Terrace Theater  in Long Beach.

The LBSO provides a bus for transportation to and from Leisure World to the concert; a round-trip ticket costs $16. A 20-percent discount is available for concert and bus tickets for anyone subscribing for the season as part of the Leisure World Opera Club Group.  

The first concert of the season includes a violin concerto by Dvorak and a Symphony by Tchaikovsky.   

On Nov. 16 the theme is “French Fantastique,” with music by Debussy and Saint-Saens. 

“The Americas” is the theme of the Feb. 8 concert, which includes two pieces by American composer Copland and others by Latin American composers, including a harp concert.

On March 7, Beethoven’s birthday will be celebrated with his violin Concerto and Schubert’s Symphony #9.

On April 25, there will be a special concert called “Violins of Hope,” part of a region-wide dialogue about music, art and social justice. It Commemorating the Holocaust, the concert features instruments played by Jewish musicians during and often at the concentration camps, with music on Jewish themes.

The final concert, “Love Triangles,” features music by Liszt, Brahms and Clara Schumann.

Maestro Eckart Preu will also introduce little known music relevant to the theme of the evening. Visit the website LongBeachSymphony.org for more information  or to purchase tickets online or call 436 3293.                                 

For symphony tickets, call Florita Davis at the Symphony box office at 436-3203, ext. 232, Mondays-Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or Fridays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information about the bus, contact co-bus hostess Beverly Emus at Beverly90740@gmail.com.

Community Karaoke

by Margie Thompson

LW contributor

Community Karaoke crooner Mike Breen loves to sing and perform. 

He patiently waits for his turn as he sways to the music as he takes the stage. Singing makes him happy as it does for all the karaoke performers. 

There were 42 in the line-up last week as people snacked on Amerci pizza and ice cream sandwiches while appreciating some fine selections.  

Folks love joining voices for duets:  Janice Chapman and Rosemary Freman did “The Rose,” followed by Barbie May and Pat Paternoster, “Seven Spanish Angels”; Walter and Sue Piippo, “Summer Song”; Ellen Brannigan and Rick Riley, “All of Me”; Bob Barnum and Eileen, “Nothing at All”; and Helen Schultz and Janice Chapman, “Precious Lord.”

Line dancers in the group enjoyed Vito Villamar and Martin Rosendaal’s songs as they showed off their steps for everyone.  

Thanks to Ruby Johnson, Tony Tupas and Susan Kelleghan for serving the snacks.

This club loves its audience. Some people come with their caregivers to enjoy an hour or two listening to their neighbors and friends.  Some of the singers take advantage of the Tuesday practice sessions in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. to be in top form for the karaoke parties, held Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome.

Legacy Writing Class

By popular demand, LW resident Doris Sandrick will start a new 12-week Legacy Writing class today, Sept. 12, from 1-3 p.m. Call her at 296-8435 for more information. Space is limited.

The memoir writing class will cover how to begin such a project and provide a new theme each week. Members will share their work for constructive feedback, support and encouragement.

Writing your legacy, memoirs or an ethical will (a personal document to communicate your values, experiences, and life lessons to your family) is a great adventure. The class will help people capture memories, and get to know LW neighbors and friends better. Everyone has a story to tell.

“It is important to write our memoirs,” said Sandrick. “It will show family, friends and others that your life mattered. 

“They will understand who you are, how you lived, how you became you.”

LW Dance Classes and Clubs

The following is a partial list of dance classes and clubs available in Leisure World:

•A Time to Dance Club by Joseph: Ballroom dance group lessons are held on the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Argentine Tango is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; fox trot, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet Fitness: A one-hour class is held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 6, second floor; no experience required. Classes are $3. 

•Dance Club: Ballroom and social dance classes are held on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Beginning/intermediate cha cha is taught from 7:15-8:15 p.m. and intermediate fox trot is taught from 8:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $6 per class or $10 for both classes. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers rotate. For information, call dance instructor Jeremy Pierson, 999-1269.

•Dancing Feet Club: Ballroom and line dancing are held in Clubhouse 2 on the fourth Sunday of the month from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6. Admission is free. Guests may bring drinks and snacks. The club holds free line dance lessons and practices in Clubhouse 6 on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., and on the first, third and fifth Sundays from 4:30-6 p.m. For more information, call Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223. 

•Flowering Step Line Dance: Free classes are held at 10 a.m. on Mondays in Clubhouse 2 and the third Monday at 9:30 in Clubhouse 3. Young-ah Koh is the instructor. For more information, call 296-8068.

•Fun Exercise Line Dance Club: Intermediate line dance meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6, Room C; membership, $10 a year. For information, call Suzanne Ahn, 810-1614.

•Grapevine Line Dance: Free line dance classes Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. at Clubhouse 6, upstairs Room C; 2-3 p.m., advanced; 3-4 p.m., newcomer/beginner; 4-5 p.m., intermediate; 10-minute break between classes. For more information, inquire directly in class or email grapevinelinedance@gmail.com.

•Hui O Hula: Beginners meet on Mondays from 10-11:15 a.m., upstairs in Clubhouse 6, followed by an intermediate and advanced class. The Tuesday class starts at 1:15 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. All levels are welcome. For more information, call 252-9676 or email jojo@huiohula.com.

•Joyful Line Dance Club: Beginning and intermediate easy-to-follow line dance classes are from 3-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3; $2 per 90-minute class; Justin Manalad is the instructor. For more information, call Anna Derby, 301-5339.

•Leisure Time Dancers: West Coast Swing will be taught at 2 p.m. and nightclub two-step at 3 p.m., Monday, in Clubhouse 6. Richard Sharrard is the instructor. Singles and couples are welcome; dancers rotate. Cost is $6 for one hour; $10 for two hours. For more information, call  434-6334.

•Leisure World Cloggers:Advanced and intermediate students meet at 8:30 a.m. and beginners at 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, on the Amphitheater stage. For more information, call 598-9974.

•Leisure Whirlers Square and Round Dance Club: Themed dances and a potluck are held on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $7 per person. For more information, call Lenore Velky at 237-2682. 

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Rhumba is taught from 9-10 a.m.; Argentine tango, from 10-11 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 1; Candi Davis; instructor; dancers rotate. Sessions are $5.

•Suede Sole Dancers: The group meets at 6 p.m. on Sundays  upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Pat Erickson is the instructor. 

•Velvetones Jazz Club Dance: The big band plays dance music at 6 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month in Clubhouse 4. 

•Zumba Club: Stef Sullivan teaches the class with dance steps inspired by salsa, merengue, cha-cha, raggaeton, Cumbia, Bollywood, jazz, hip-hop and disco. Classes, $3, are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Classes are held in Clubhouse 6, except the Thursday class, which meets in Clubhouse 3.

Friends of the LW Library

The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the Friends Bookstore located adjacent to the library. People are welcome to browse for bargains in books, including children’s books, cards, puzzles and more. The boutique sells gently used collectibles and gift items, and    donations are welcome (no clothing, shoes or large electronics can be accepted). Volunteers will pick up larger donations if needed.

The boutique will begin selling holiday items the first week in September. Everyone is invited to come in and get their holiday shopping started early.

The Friends group is in need of volunteers. To learn more, go to the bookstore;  applications are available during operating hours from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Ad Hoc Sing-Along

The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour to sing the old songs. All are welcome to come and sing songs from movies, Broadway hits and other classic tunes. 

Helen Onu is the song leader, with pianist Eric Nelson.

Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

For more information, call Chuck Burnett at 493-0176.

Wild, Wild West Show is Sept. 21

The Leisure World Chorale will bring Leisure World residents a concert of songs to remember in its “Wild, Wild West!” show at noon on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Clubhouse 4. A free lunch will be served immediately after the concert. Western attire is welcome.

Selected western classics include “Red River Valley,’’ “Indian Love Call” and “Home on the Range.” The Chorale will also sing “Bonanza”  and “Paint Your Wagon.”

Donna Burr and Tosca Lies will sing a duet of “Side by Side,” and Bill Frambach will be featured in a great rendition of “Tumbling Tumbleweeds.” In addition to music, the lively afternoon will include  dancing and feasting.

Restaurant Review

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants and should include their names, and mutual and telephone numbers. The restaurant’s full name, telephone number, address and operating hours should be provided. The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email them to rutho_news@lwsb.com. For more information, call 472-1277. 

Kathy May’s Lakeview Café 

6622 Lakeview Drive, 

Huntington Beach, 92648


(714) 842-7700

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor


It’s off the beaten path, but oh so close to Leisure World, you just might want to take the little drive to discover a delightful dining experience. Tucked away in Huntington Beach at Huntington Central Park is a small café that is open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We went there for breakfast, but one of our trio had been there for lunch and raved about the site and the food.

We were not disappointed; we each ordered different fare; eggs benedict ($10.49), vegetarian omelette ($10.99) and spinach omelette with mushroom ($10.99). 

Now don’t get on me about how I am spelling omelet; that’s the spelling they use on their menu and it’s proper. The omelettes are made with three fresh eggs and served with either home fries (real potatoes) or hash browns, (they will allow you to substitute broccoli or cauliflower) and a choice of English muffin, plain bagel, toast or a fresh muffin. Coffee, a bottomless cup, is $3.29. Breakfast is served at any time during the day or evening.

We sat outside on the veranda overlooking the lake and it was absolutely pleasant. They have seating for about 70 outside on two different levels, the upper patio tables had umbrellas to block the sun, the lower level was more open. Folks pass by walking the paths, many with dogs in tow and dogs are welcome on the lower patio. They also have indoor seating for about 30. No one tried to rush us, and all the seats and tables full on this Sunday mid-morning outing. We enjoyed watching a little radio powered speed boat making laps in the lake. 

Kathy May’s luncheon menu includes garden fresh salads, steamed vegetable platters, a range of appetizers from fried zuccini to chicken tenders, potato skins to a sampler platter. These all in the $6.50-$8.50 range. Hot off the grill sandwiches and burgers are available: Rueben, ham and cheese, tuna melt, sirloin steak, garden burgers,  and grilled beef patty burgers; these range from $8.50 -$13.49, and each is served with a choice of fries, sweet potato fries, potato salad, cole slaw, or cottage cheese. You can add on a salad or soup for $3.99.

Each day of the week features a special homemade soup: Monday, corn chowder; Tuesday, chicken with wild rice; Wednesday, broccoli cheese; Thursday, baked potato cheese; Friday, clam chowder; Saturday, enchilada; and Sunday, split pea. Chicken noodle and all meat chili are available every day.

There’s a whole variety of sandwiches and wraps from the traditional BLT to meatballs. These too come with a choice of fries, sweet potato fries, potato salad, coleslaw or cottage cheese.

In the evening you can try the Sunset Dinners: Top sirloin steak, New York strip steak, pot roast, roasted turkey, meatloaf, pork chops or stuffed bell peppers; there’s more but you get the idea; these range from $13.29-$17.99. Dinners are served with a choice of soup or salad, potato or rice, vegetables, and bread. It’s a good and filling meal for the price.

They also offer barbecue ribs, Mexican dishes carne asada and enchiladas, and teriyaki stir fry. The seafood includes salmon filet, Alaskan cod and halibut, jumbo shrimp,and Idaho rainbow trout.

Feeling like pasta? You can get that too: fettuccini Alfredo, spaghetti marinara, spaghetti with meatballs and chili spaghetti.

Of course they have beverages, including coffee, tea, cappuccino, milk, juices and various Pepsi products.

Video Producers Club

The Video Producers Club offers free training weekdays from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 12-A. Get answers to video related questions and step-by-step demonstrations; no appointments needed. Drop in Mondays to learn more about creating and editing videos with Joe Osuna; Tuesdays, how to transfer VHS tapes to DVD or other media, Richard Houck; Wednesdays, general information about the club and its services, Irene Cistaro; Thursdays, using smartphones and tablets to take videos, Joseph Valentinetti; and Fridays, creating and editing videos, Janice Laine. For more information, stop by the club room in Clubhouse 3, Room 12, from Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-noon.

Friends of the Los Al Library

The Friends of the Los Alamitos/Rossmoor Library will hold a fall book sale on Thursday, Sept. 19,  and Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thanks to the many donations received from patrons and the community, this sale promises to be a big one. Besides the usual carts and community room filled with fiction and non-fiction books, there will be Halloween and Thanksgiving books.

The Children’s area will include, kids paperbacks for only 25 cents, teen books, easy readers, picture books and books about animals and science. There are a lot of educational and teacher workbooks, and most are only 25 cents.

The library sale is located at 12700 Montecito Drive in Seal Beach.

For additional information, call 430-1049.

Garden Club

Leisure World resident Kathy Conley will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Leisure World Garden Club on Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. She will present a program called “Saving Monarch Butterflies.” 

Conley will discuss how a novice can make a difference in the world of butterflies, and share the excitement and fun she has had this year raising and releasing 30 monarchs.

After 45 years in finance, Conley retired in March 2018 and made it her goal to do things she couldn’t do while employed. 

One of the things she did was travel to Pacific Grove in Northern California to see the migration of the monarchs. She was awed by their beauty and saddened by the knowledge that they are in danger of extinction. 

She decided to do something about that and thus began her quest to help save the monarch butterflies.

The We Care table will be in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash. The Garden Club is a longtime supporter of this  non-profit organization that pools the resources of the community to meet the emergency needs of local families and individuals, We Care provides  rental and utility assistance,  assistance, therapy services, food, personal care items and more. 

Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting. 

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. today, Sept. 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. All are welcome.

Ben Benjamins will lead a discussion on the composition of a table top still life using photos submitted by the members.  

The photographers will describe their thought process in “making” the picture.   

Members will vote for their favorites after the discussion.

Velvetones Dance Band

The Velvetones Ballroom Orchestra with Tommy Williams and Tina Schaffer will perform in Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Sept. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome.

LW Poetry

This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The club’s Poetry Workshop meets on the second Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

Weather Forecast

The moon has been responsible for many love affairs

It brings about some happiness for very special pairs.

Even though at times it isn’t big and round,

Lovers bathe in its beauty here on the ground.

The sun is warm from dawn till dusk and it shall ever be,

A source of light so bright that it brings us solar energy.

It’s a light from which a fern and flower grow

As we walk about the earth so very far below.

The wind provides the cooling air that tolerates the sun;

Except for storms, hurricanes and twisters that tend to stun!

It brings to the entire world a soothing kind of air

And will always keep following the weather so fair.

The gentle rain that falls and feeds our mother earth

Can sometimes lack the flow and cause a dreadful dearth.

For it is provided by the mighty heavens hand

And too much of it would devastate the land.

The winter blanket of white spreads across the open fields.

The warmth of spring will celebrate all that’s been concealed.

Summer sun is scorching as along the beach we stroll,

As colored leaves return and fall, just like the story was foretold.

—Nancy Maggio, Mutual 3

International City Theater

International City Theatre celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2020 with a five-play season of song, laughter, drama and more laughter.

The season opens in February with “The Andrews Brothers,” a madcap musical salute to the swinging ’40s created by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wondrettes, Life Could Be A Dream). A USO show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to show, and it’s up to three earnest and determined stagehands to go on with the show. Mistaken identities, zany adventures, a bit of cross-dressing and the music of an entire generation highlight this valentine to the heroes of World War II. Featuring over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat to China,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” (Feb. 21-March 8; previews begin Feb. 19.)

Next up, in May, is the California premiere of “Daisy,” a compelling historical drama by Sean Devine exploring the moment in TV history that the political attack ad was born. During the 1964 U.S. presidential campaign, as turmoil raged over Civil Rights and the Vietnam War, a group of Madison Avenue ad men working for Lyndon B. Johnson unleashed the most powerful political commercial ever conceived: the “Daisy” ad. (May 1-17; previews begin April 29.)

ICT can’t reveal the title of the play set to open in June just yet — but get ready for a tender and uproarious new comedy by an acclaimed playwright about love, marriage — and spanikopita! (June 12-28; previews begin June 10.)

August brings a hard-hitting drama about family conflict and clashing cultures. In “Closely Related Keys,” by award-winning playwright Wendy Graf, an African-American attorney with a career on the rise is shocked to discover she has an Iraqi half-sister. Julia Dolan’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble when Neyla, a devout Muslim, arrives in the U.S. with plans to audition for Julliard. But is there more to her story? (Aug. 28-Sept. 13; previews begin Aug. 26).

The season will go out on a high note (pun intended) with Ken Ludwig’s two-time Tony-nominated screwball comedy “Lend Me A Tenor.” When world-famous tenor Tito Morelli arrives for a fundraiser at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, a chain-reaction of mistaken identity and mixed signals spirals out of control, leading to mayhem, high-jinx and hilarity—and leaving audiences giddy and teary-eyed with laughter(Oct. 23-Nov. 8; previews begin Oct. 21).

Recognized by Long Beach as the city’s resident professional theater company, International City Theatre is the recipient of over 400 awards, including the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s prestigious Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Excellence” and the LADCC’s 2016 Polly Warfield Award for an “Excellent Season.” 

In addition to its professional theater productions, ICT offers six community and educational outreach programs each year. The company’s commitment to the community also includes ongoing collaborations with Long Beach’s African American community and other groups and organizations. Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe called ICT “a cultural treasure.”

All performances are held Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 

For more information about ICT’s 2020 35th Anniversary Season and to purchase subscriptions or single tickets, call (562) 436-4610 or visit www.internationalcitytheatre.org. 

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Watch Your Step

The IRS detected a new scam at the end of last month when taxpayers began notifying phishing@irs.gov about unsolicited emails from IRS imposters. The email subject line may vary, but recent examples use the phrase “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder.”

The emails have links that show an IRS.gov-like website with details pretending to be about the taxpayer’s refund, electronic return or tax account. The emails contain a “temporary password” or “one-time password” to “access” the files to submit the refund. But when taxpayers try to access these, it turns out to be a malicious file.

“The IRS does not send emails about your tax refund or sensitive financial information,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “This latest scheme is yet another reminder that tax scams are a year-round business for thieves. We urge you to be on-guard at all times.”

This new scam uses dozens of compromised websites and web addresses that pose as IRS.gov, making it a challenge to shut down. By infecting computers with malware, these imposters may gain control of the taxpayer’s computer or secretly download software that tracks every keystroke, eventually giving them passwords to sensitive accounts, such as financial accounts.

The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry, which work together in the Security Summit effort, have made progress in their efforts to fight stolen identity refund fraud. But people remain vulnerable to scams by IRS imposters sending fake emails or harrassing phone calls.

The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

The IRS also doesn’t call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes. 

To verify contact from the IRS, go to IRS.gov and search on the letter, notice, or form number. Please be aware fraudsters often modify legitimate IRS letters and forms. You can also find information at Understanding Your Notice or Letter or by searching Forms and Instructions. For additional information see “How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door”.

If it is legitimate, you’ll find instructions on how to respond. If the completion of a form is required and it’s provided by a questionable contact, you should verify the form is identical to the same form on IRS.gov by searching Forms and Instructions.

If you find information on the IRS website or the instructions are the same as stated in the letter, notice or form, use the appropriate online resources.

Once it is determined that it is not legitimate, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.


Making History

Sept. 12, 1940 – A collection of prehistoric cave paintings are discovered near Montignac, France, by four teenagers who stumbled upon the ancient artwork after following their dog down a narrow entrance into a cavern. The 15,000 to 17,000-year-old paintings, consisting mostly of animal representations, are among the finest examples of art from the Upper Paleolithic period.

Sept. 14, 1814 – Francis Scott Key penned the poem that was later set to music and became “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem was written after Key witnessed Fort McHenry being bombarded by the British during the War of 1812. Key was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over the Maryland fort at daybreak. 

Sept. 15, 1978 – Boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so.

Sept. 18, 1793 – George Washington laid the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building. The building took nearly a century to complete. Today, the Capitol building, with its famous cast-iron dome and collection of American art, is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes six Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings, all developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Perspectives Policy

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

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

Letters to the Editor


Recently in these columns residents of Leisure World have voiced concern over speeding motorists on our streets. In the same issue of the paper there was a report about the GRF board asking Seal Beach Police to patrol our streets. I quote “the streets within Leisure World would have to be certified to meet the same standard as any public street.” Our streets will then become subject to the same laws of the road as in the city. This means speeding, failure to come to a full stop at stop signs, crossing the line briefly to avoid drivers getting into their cars, etc., are all subject to the laws of the road. No more bring-your-own-bottle club parties. A whiff of alcohol in your breath, you will be breathlyzed and possibly hauled to the jail.

There is another solution for this problem. Install speed bumps at every intersection. Break long stretches of the street like St. Andrews with speed bumps spaced at intervals sufficient to prevent speeding. 

I will volunteer for any study of how many and where to place these using portable speed bumps.

In our own neighborhood some streets have dips at intersections, which effectively slow motorists. We can avoid flashing lights and sirens invading our private roads.

Ken Reddy

Mutual 15


After reading the article in the Members Column tonight by Margaret Gillion, past president of Mutual 12, my hat is off to her and her research on the history of LW. 

I lived in North Long Beach when LW was built, and I remember my mother’s friends discussing this new “country club atmosphere” in LW.

It was especially enlightening to read that all Mutual 1 buyers had to pass a credit check along with other qualifying requirements.  When the  Mutual 1 Board passed a New Buyer Qualification Policy in early 2018  (requiring a credit check), the board received many complaints, mostly from Realtors. I was told Mutual 1 was the only mutual with this requirement.

I have been familiar with a credit check, for large purchases, all my adult life. 

Again,  many thanks for publishing this article. We all need to be reminded of our history. I look forward to reading the whole article on the Historical  Society’s website. 

Saundra Luther Stark

Mutual 1

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Security Column

by Victor Rocha

security services director

In a previous article, I discussed issues with harassment regarding GRF employees and residents. It is important to note that there are times people take issues a step further and make statements of a threatening nature.  In today’s environment, there is zero tolerance for these types of statements at Leisure World.

Even though some people who make verbal threats later say “I was just angry” or “I was just blowing off some steam,” the Seal Beach Police Department will be called in every instance where there are threats of violence toward anyone inside the community.  

There are no jokes when it comes to the safety and security of GRF staff and Leisure World residents.  Call 911 immediately if you are the victim or are witness to a verbal threat of violence. 

If you have any questions or want to share any concerns, call me at 431-6586, ext. 371.


Cleaning 2019

The holiday carport cleaning schedule for 2019 is as follows:

Veteran’s Day

Friday, Nov. 11

Mutual 5, Carports 60-63, 68-71 be cleaned on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 28

Mutual 11, Carports 130-131, Mutual 15, Carports 3, 6-8, 10-13, and Mutual 16, Carport 9, will be cleaned on Friday, Nov. 29.

Christmas Day 

Wednesday, Dec. 25

Mutual 11, Carports 132-133, Mutual 1, Carports 141-146,  and Mutual 15, Carports 4-5, will be cleaned Monday, Dec. 30.

For Your Information

For your 


Resident names are deleted from the LW Community Guide after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Anyone who moves within LW will be deleted unless a form with the new address is submitted to LW Weekly. 

Residents who think they know a name that should be removed may notify LW Weekly. 

Names are not automatically placed in the phone book. To be included shareholders must submit telephone book information to LW Weekly in writing.

GRF Board of Directors Meetings

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The Administration Conference Room is upstairs in the Administration Building. The following is a tentative schedule of meetings on the Golden Rain Foundation master calendar, maintained by Administration:

Thursday, Sept. 12 Communications/IT Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13 Executive Committee

Administration rescheduled

Monday, Sept. 16 Finance Committee

Administration 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 20 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration canceled

Tuesday, Sept. 24 GRF Board of Directors

Clubhouse 4 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26 Management Services Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Schedule of Mutual Meetings 

Mutual meetings are listed below. Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards as follows:


Thursday, Sept. 12 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 13 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 16 Mutual 9, Special Meeting

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 16 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday Sept. 18 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 19 Mutual 2

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 19 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 3, Room 9 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration 1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 23 Mutual 8

Administration 9 a.m.

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GAF needs volunteers

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) has been making an impact in Leisure World since 1973, and now it is time for shareholders to make an impact to keep the organization going. 

GAF, the philanthropic arm of LW, is reaching out to the community to fill two key positions on the board of directors, treasurer and recording secretary, so that the organization can continue to provide a variety of worthy services and goods to LW.

GAF sponsors the Hospitality Program, the Mobility Aids Program, and the Tax Assistance Program for the benefit of all shareholders. Battery recycling and document shredding are also offered as free services to the Leisure World community. 

GAF has used donated funds to provide bus benches, two disabled access buses, the audible crossing sign at St. Andrews and Golden Rain, the church directory on St. Andrews and upgrading of the fitness center.

 GAF is run by a group of volunteer board members. The treasurer writes checks, makes deposits and reports financial activity to the board of directors at its monthly meeting. Past treasurers have used Quick Books or their own spreadsheets for reporting purposes. The time commitment is approximately 1-2 hours per week. The recording secretary takes the roll call and records minutes at each board of director meeting and on occasion, special meetings. The time commitment averages approximately one hour each week. Friendly current board members are available to lend their support. 

These positions are crucial to the ongoing success of GAF in the community. The board of directors is hoping that there are interested people who will donate their skills to help the organization function productively in the community. If you are interested in serving, contact Carole Damoci at 405-4965.

American Legion Post 327 Flea Market

It’s flea market time, hosted by the American Legion, Post 327, on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. It should be a lovely day to come out and find great bargains with over 50 vendors selling their wares.

Coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs, chili dogs and more will be available for purchase, so stop by for lunch and enjoy the fun with the community. 

There will be two opportunity drawings. The first drawing will be held at 10 a.m. and the second drawing at noon. Funds raised help in supporting our military families, active duty, reserve and retired.


Cmdr. Rich Carson will hold a board meeting at noon on Monday, Sept. 16 in Clubhouse 4.  It will be followed by the general membership meeting at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.  

Y Service Club

Marcos Iniguiz, public information officer for the CHP, Santa Fe Springs 550 Station, will speak at the Y Service Club meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast hosted by Zoe Pickell and Eileen Kotecki. 

Following a business meeting conducted by new President Dianne Hart, Officer Iniguez will provide CHP advice “driving well while aging well.” 

He will also share experiences about the CHP training academy and something the CHP calls “Taming the Beast.” 

All Leisure World residents are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the club’s services in the community and to find out what “Taming the Beast” really means.

Community Bingo

Bingo games, sponsored by different Leisure World clubs, are played at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 2. The doors open at 1. All LWers are welcome. Complimentary refreshments are served.

On Sept. 15 the games will be hosted by St. Therese of Holy Family Parish.

The New York Club hosts the first Sunday of the month; Gadabouts, second Sunday; St. Therese of Holy Family Parish, third Sunday; and the American Legion the fourth and fifth Sundays.

Sunshine Club

Jessica Sackman from Silver Sneakers will give a special Balance Builder workshop, today, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. There will be no Sunshine Club meeting, Friday, Sept. 13.

The workshop will examine common risk factors and steps to take to prevent falls, including exercises to strengthen and improve balance.

SilverSneakers is a program designed for seniors, providing an opportunity to join a group of like-minded people focused on maintaining good health and independence.

 SilverSneakers helps millions of people on Medicare defy the odds, shatter stereotypes and answer every challenge with, “I can do this!” Membership includes access to every participating gym and fitness center in the network. With this benefit you’ll have: 

• the power to take control of your health 

• support from trained instructors 

• classes for all fitness levels 

• access to all 16,000-plus participating locations nationwide 

• use of basic amenities 

• group fitness outside traditional gyms 

• on-demand workout videos plus health and nutrition tips.

 Sackman has been a certified exercise instructor and personal trainer since 1995, specializing in working with older adults. She has been a SilverSneakers class instructor for 22 years and been a SilverSneakers instructor coordinator for 12 years.

The club has frequent guest speakers from outside Leisure World who speak on various topics that enhance living in LW. The club does not endorse the speakers or their businesses. It solely provides information. Any interaction with the business outside of the meeting is on-your-own. 

Other speakers for September include, Megan Mar, physical therapist on Sept. 20, and Patty Mount, vice president of outreach and advocacy from Alzheimers’ Orange County on Sept. 27.

The club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon (except on the first Friday in Room 9). 

All shareholders are welcome to attend; no membership required. For more information, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

GAF Gala

The Golden Age Foundation’s annual “Golden Age Gala” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 4 p.m. “On Broadway” is the theme this year.

Tickets, $25, are available, in the Clubhouse 6 Hospitality Center from 10-11 a.m. Monday-Friday or by calling Gail Levitt at 596-1346.

The gala is the annual Golden Age Foundation fund raiser and recognition of donors event. 

Entertainment will be provided by Ryan Christopher, “The Millennial Crooner,” evidenced by his young age and smooth voice. He specializes in singing jazz standards made famous by Frank Sinatra and the great crooners of the 30s and 40s. Find out more about Ryan Christopher at ryanchistophersings.com.

The gala begins with a social hour at 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6.

A complimentary photo booth will be set up, so “dress to impress.” 

GAF will recognize its community sponsors in the gala program. Sponsorship and co-sponsorship opportunities are available and include, but are not limited to, beverages, entertainment, programs and tickets and silent auction items.

All contributions or sponsorships are tax deductible. The GAF is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Its tax ID number is 23-7273105.

For more information regarding sponsorships, call Anna Derby at 301-5339.

Democratic Club

All Leisure World Democrats and their supporters are invited to attend the Democratic Club’s membership meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon in Clubhouse 4. Club favorite Josh Lowenthal will be speaking on what to expect as members look toward the March 3 Presidential Primary Election.

Lowenthal, who comes from a family of politicians, including his father Congressman Alan Lowenthal, is well positioned to know what is going on in Orange County, especially in the historically Republican 72nd Assembly District. In 2018 he received the largest number of votes for a single candidate in the district’s primary election, only to later lose to Republican Tyler Diep in the general election after a damaging negative campaign.

Members and supporters are urged to arrive at 11:30 a.m. with their bag lunches to engage in informal round-table discussions before the formal meeting begins.

Voter registration continues every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. Club members are on hand to answer questions and assist in filling out the required form to participate in both the primary and general elections. For help or more information, email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or call 412-0898.

The Democratic Presidential Candidates Watch Party potluck set for Sept. 13 has been canceled. Members will have a chance to discuss their reactions to the Sept. 12 debate at the club’s monthly Voter Awareness Series on Monday, Sept. 23. Advance reservations are required by phoning 296-8521 or by signing up at the Sept. 18 meeting.

The club’s “Lunch Bunch” meets at 11 a.m. at Denny’s on Westminster on the fourth Wednesday of the month to provide members an opportunity to socialize and get better acquainted with one another. Prospective members are welcome. Advance registration is recommended but not required by calling (203) 520-4050. The next gathering will be on Sept. 25.

GOP Club

The Leisure World Republican Club will meet on Sept. 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 7 p.m. Francis Hur, the community outreach director for Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel, will discuss her run for the 48th Congressional District, which includes Leisure World. 

Hur will discuss how the LW Republican Club can assist Steel leading up to the Primary in March 2020 and later the National Election in November 2020. 

The movie, “The Enemies Within,” by Trevor Loudon, will follow. 

The video is timely in view of  the Democratic Party’s potentially promoting a socialist as president of the United States. 

The film will make a case for how Communism has been slowly seeping into daily lives under the guise of Socialism via Democratic Socialist of America. 

American Legion Auxiliary

American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 327, will have a board meeting on Friday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. All members are invited to attend.  

This will be President Lorna Miller-Kaplan’s first meeting in her new role.  

On Monday, Sept. 16, the general meeting will be held in Clubhouse 4 at 1:30 p.m. Plans for the fall and the holidays will be shared. The Auxiliary has several special activities to suggest to the membership.  

First Vice President Roberta Lane reminds everyone to pay their dues. Bring $30 to the meeting.

Woman’s Club

Rose Marie Sprague, president of Woman’s Club, and Darlene Brideau are busily collecting the over 50 opportunity  baskets and gift cards donated by many of the local businesses in Seal Beach, Long Beach, Rossmoor and Los Alamitos.  The distribution will take place at the organization’s annual fund raiser on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Clubhouse 2.  The event includes a sit-down lunch and entertainment provided by Daniele and Anthony Bernasconi.

The doors open at 11 a.m.  Lunch will be served at noon. Tickets are $25 per person; opportunities are six for $5.  

For information and reservations, call Jan Kuhl at 446-0082.

GAF Fund Raisers

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a non profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making the Leisure World, Seal Beach, community a better and happier place to live. 

To provide services, the GAF needs to raise funds. There are two easy ways to donate funds to GAF without any cost to the donors.

Leisure Worlders and their family members can enroll in Smile.Amazon.com and indicate their charitable organization as the Golden Age Foundation, Seal Beach. Then every time they shop on Amazon, a percentage of their purchase will be donated to GAF without any additional cost to them.

The Ralph’s Rewards program is another way to donate to the Golden Age Foundation. Sign up at www.ralphs.com. A Ralph’s Rewards Card number or the phone number associated with an account is needed. 

GAF volunteers Lillian Kennedy and Anna Derby are available on Tuesdays from 9-11 a.m. in Hospitality Center to help shareholders sign up for the programs. Stop by to see them and enjoy free cup of coffee.

The GAF has set a goal of 500 participants in the Ralph’s Reward program. 

To date, 386 people have signed up. 

The program began with 192 participants in November last year.

Y Service Club Trivia Night

Seventy-five players participated in the Y Service Club Triviamania game on Aug. 30 in Clubhouse 2. Team members put their heads together to answer 80 questions on a variety of topics ranging from Cheeses of the World to Questions on the U.S. Citizenship Examination. 

All of the teams had high scores. The winning team members scored over 91 percent and received $30 each. The second and third place teams competed in a lightening round tie-breaker, in which they were asked to name the capital and state nickname of 10 states. Second place team members earned $20 each and third place winners received their $10 buy-in back. 

Proceeds from the game help the Y Service Club sponsor children’s programs at local YMCA clubs. 

The club is grateful to Joe Osuna from the Video Producer’s Club for videotaping the event, which will be aired on public TV. 

The next Triviamania game will be on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

Nikkei Club

Judd Matsunaga of Elder Law Services of California will be the speaker at the Nikkei Club meeting on Sept. 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Everyone is urged to arrive by 11:15 a.m. for their pre-ordered lunch before the presentation which begins at 12:30 p.m. 

Matsunaga conducts various classes/workshops throughout Southern California geared for seniors, mainly, because they are so easily manipulated and fleeced of their valuable assets. 

He also conducts seminars related to living trusts. 

It’s important for Leisure World residents to complete living trusts.

Many residents who have recently moved here may have put off updating certain portions of their existing trusts. 

Matsunaga will give members insight into what elders must take care of now, so families won’t have to go through probate on certain property, which  can take years to resolve and can be very costly to those involved.

PEO Card Party and Lunch

The PEO card party on the fourth Wednesday of the month will be held on Sept. 25 in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

All Leisure World residents are invited to attend. To make changes or start a new table, call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, by Sept. 21. 

The price of the lunch is $12 and includes an entree, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. To come just for lunch a reservation is needed, or to play cards and no lunch the cost is $3 toward the scholarship fund.

Any game can be played. Men and women are invited or you can mix up the table to play dominos, Skip-Bo, Phase 10, Hand and Foot, Euchre, bridge or canasta. Make a reservation and come join your friends for an afternoon of really great fun.

In October the card party will be held on the fifth Wednesday, Oct. 30. This is a one time change of date. PEO does not have card parties in November and December because they fall too close to Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

For more information, call Jan Krehbiel at 431-8240.

Korean American Classic Music Academy

The Korean American Classic Music Academy will meet today, Sept. 12, to consider Dvorak’s Slavonic Dances, Op. 46-8, Op. 72-2, Piano Quintet No. 2, mov I, String Quartet No. 12 “American”, Mov I and III and Cello Concerto, Op. 104, Mov II.

Ken Chong conducts the appreciation of classical music, and Robert Chung presents a golden oldies and favorite songs selected by the members.

All are invited to KACMA class at 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

The class is conducted in Korean. For more information, contact President Angel Joh, 598-0313, or Program Chair Robert Chung, 387-7377, robertschung@hotmail.com.


Devan-Bostrom, Chrystal Y. 1920-2019

Chrystal Y. Devan-Bostrom, born March 26,1920, in Easington County, Durham, England, and raised in Bankstown, Sydney, Australia, passed away Sept. 3, 2019, at the age of 99 at her home in Leisure World in Seal Beach, California.

Chrystal was the only child of James and May Devon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1979. He was the love of her life. 

Chrystal was a Mutual 6 resident for 17 years and belonged to many clubs where she loved to play bridge. She was also an avid reader of mystery books. 

She is survived by her daughter, Ingrid Spisak; sons, Robert (Barbara) and Peter (Joyce); and seven grandchildren, Glori McStravick (Craig), Erik Bostrom (Jessica), Anne Bailey (Aaron), Beth Espinosa (Franco), Laura Rittgarn (Alan), Carolyn Lewis (Adam), Scott Bostrom, and seven  great-grandchildren, Sydni McStravick, Robbie and Elin Bailey, Emma and Jeffrey Lewis, Bianca and Mae Bostrom. 

She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. 

At Chrystal’s request no Leisure World memorial will be conducted.


Nicholson, Frances Yolanda


Frances Yolanda Nicholson, Mutual 1, died Aug. 5, 2019, at the age of 86.

Frances was born May 22, 1933, in New York.

She married Carl Francis Nicholson on 23,1951.

She retired as an administrator for the Foundation for Christian Living. 

Frances moved to Leisure World in 2011 from Poughkeepsie, New York and was a member of the Sunshine Cub.

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Ann, Fishkill, New York; sons Carl (Nancy), Tega Ray, South Carolina; Stephan (Lisa), Buena Park, California; Paul (Carol), Wappingers Falls, New York; and 10 grandchildren.

Frances was honored at Memorial Mass on Aug. 29 in Wappingers Falls. Burial is at Gate of Heaven Memorial Park in Hawthorne, New York.

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Optumcare at the hcc

By Carson J. Blomquist


It’s not always an easy topic, but end-of-life planning is an important one. No matter our age, planning ahead can make a difference in how we live out our days.

The Health Care Center is holding a workshop on a special screening of the documentary End Game, as well as a conversation about end-of-life planning. Patty Mouton, from Alzheimer’s Orange County, will lead the conversation.

“Some people are very comfortable with this planning, but many aren’t,” Patty said. “Nevertheless, it’s something we should do.”

It isn’t just for us; families and loved ones benefit from the planning as well. “We always hear about someone who is sick and hasn’t planned. The responsibility falls to the family next, and that can be a devastating ask,” Patty explained. “Without some plan, many families don’t know what to do. What they end up doing may not be what the person wanted.”

“End-of-life planning is exactly that: a plan to help others during this time,” Patty said. “It gives everyone reassurance and guidance. That’s what this workshop is all about.”

Refreshments will be provided by Dignity Memorial. Following the workshop will be a chair massage, sponsored by Alignment Health Plan. There are a limited number of appointments available; please call the HCC reservation line to book your spot.

This is the fourth part of a six-part workshop series. The series is offered by Alzheimer’s Orange County, with activities provided by Alignment Health Plan. Future workshops include managing legal affairs and how to be a Dementia friend. Each workshop will be held at the Health Care Center. Stay tuned to Leisure World Weekly for future dates. Or stop by the HCC to pick up a flyer.

The Sept. 17 workshop will be held in conference room 1 at the Health Care Center from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. It is open to all residents. All attendees must RSVP by calling the HCC reservation line at (949) 923-3233. Leave your full name and include that you would like to attend the Sept. 17 Alzheimer’s workshop.

The power of positive thinking

Join Michelle de Guzman at the Health Care Center to discover how positive thinking can make a difference in your life. Michelle will be leading a one-hour class on the topic, exploring how we can re-train our brains to look at life in a more positive view. She’ll also cover five ways you can respond to a difficult situation with a brighter outlook. The class is part of an ongoing series from Humana Health Plan.

The class is being held in conference room 1 of the HCC, Sept. 16, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome.

Michelle represents Humana at the HCC every Monday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Next week at the HCC:

Friday, Sept. 13: California Telephone Access Program, 10 – 12p.m., conference room 1. Monday, Sept. 16: Managing Pain without Prescription Drugs, 10-11 p.m., conference room 1. Monday, Sept. 16: Positive Thinking, 2-3 p.m., conference room 1. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Planning for the Inevitable, 2-4 p.m., conference room 1. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Chair massage (RSVP only), 4 – 6 p.m. , conference room 2

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club 

Support group meeting Sept. 20

253 million people are blind or have moderate to severe distance vision impairment in the United States. Globally, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment.

The Support Group for the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will be meeting on Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

If you are having difficulty with your vision or hearing, please join us. Helpful hints and important information will be shared. All are welcome.

For more information please call Sharon Kohn, 596-1969.

— Sharon Kohn

Its a toilet, not a trash can

By Chris Walker, LW Editor


It’s simple, the toilet is only meant to flush the three P’s—pee, poop and paper. Human waste and toilet paper should be the only things going down any toilet. Unfortunately, over times, people have turned the toilet into a trash can and a place for falsely adertised “flushable” products.. From medications and sanitary products to deceased pet fish and cigarette butts, if it fits in the toilet, it is going to get flushed. Flushing these types of items down the toilet causes home pipes to clog, it wastes water (up to 5 gallons of water every time you flush) and most importantly can have a huge impact on our sewers and oceans. Items that people commonly flush, that should not be getting flushed include sanitary products, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, facial tissues, “flushable” wipes, kitty litter, medication, condoms, dental floss and anything besides human waste and toilet paper.

Now that we cleared up the toilet, let us move on to the sink and all drains found in a home. Here are some items commonly rinsed down drains that should be disposed of by being put in the trash or recycled. Food, coffee grounds, eggshells, hair, household hazardous materials and fats, oils and grease (FOG). FOG sticks to the interior surface of the sewer pipes, hardens over time and eventually may cause sewage to backup and lead to a sewage spill within a home or in the streets.

So, let’s keep California’s wastewater flowing and the local oceans clean. Educate yourself, family, friends and others. Know what to flush, what to put down the drain, what to trash and what to recycle in order to protect our sewers and environment.

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Weekly Health, Exercise Classes

Ageless Grace

An eight-week chair-based exercise program addressing 21 specific aging factors is held at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The exercises are practiced in a chair. Drop in anytime for $5 per session or pay $30 for all eight sessions. For more information, call Pam Turner, (760) 560-8161.

Chair Exercise

Classes for people at all fitness levels are from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call 493-7063.

Feeling Good Exercise

 Move to the music from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Mondays, in Clubhouse 1, with Sarah Grusmark and Thursdays with Katie Sellards; $3 per class; all fitness levels welcome. 

Fitness Fusion Upper/Lower Body Strength and Yoga

Classes are from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Clubhouse 6, top floor; $4 per class by the month or $5 for occasional drop-ins. For more information, call Marion Higgins at 296-8328.

Leisure Leggers

The walking and running club meets at 8 a.m., Mondays, in front of Clubhouse 6 for a 30- to 60-minute walk. For more information, call Tom Pontac, 304-0880.

Movement for Health and Self-Healing Medical Qigong Club

 Qigong practice sessions are held from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. QiGong practitoner Dave Heilig instructs. 


Chair classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6; $5 per class. Instruction includes seated and standing exercises. Mat classes are Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, Room C. Bring a mat. All other equipment will be provided. For more information, call Susan Hopewell, 430-6044, or Linda Neer, 430-3214. 

Qigong, Tai Chi Club

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

Yoga, Beginning

Beginning yoga classes are held from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 and on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Bring mats; $5 per class. For more information, call Patti Endly, 430-7291.

Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi

Classes are from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Paul Pridanonda instructs. For more information, call 430-7143.

Yoga, Monday

Classes are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Section C; $5 per class. For more information, call Pat Castaneda at 225-0273.


Classes are at 10 a.m., Tuesdays, in the Clubhouse 4 lobby; at 10 a.m., Thursdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1; and at 10 a.m., Saturdays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; $5 per class. For more information, call Connie Adkins at 506-5063.

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Reservations are not needed. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Sugar-free desserts are offered on request. One-percent milk is served daily. Suggested donation: $3 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for all others. For more information, call 430-6079.

The Rossmoor Senior Shopping Shuttle provides weekday service to Senior Meals from Leisure World. For more information, see page 22 of the 2019 Minibus Guide .

Thursday Sept. 12 Baked chicken drumstick, baked sweet potato, Promise, winter blend vegetables (cauliflower and broccoli), sugar free chocolate pudding 

Friday Sept. 13 Cream of spinach soup with sugar free crackers, open face turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, whole wheat bread, cranberry sauce, sugar free cookie

 Monday, Sept. 16 Breaded fish tacos with shredded cabbage, salsa, Pico de Gallo, soft flour tortillas, cilantro lime rice, canned pineapple chunks 

Tuesday, Sept. 17 Cranberry basil chicken salad with “yogurt”, dressing served on fresh spinach, whole wheat dinner roll with Promise cantaloupe

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Cream of carrot soup, sugar free crackers, turkey wrap, flour tortilla, sliced turkey, peppers, tomatoes, spring mix and ranch dressing, Fig Newton 

Thursday, Sept. 19 Moroccan lentil vegetable soup, sugar free crackers, veggie egg salad, couscous with parmesan, peas salad, whole wheat dinner roll with promise tropical fruit mix 

Friday, Sept. 20 Chili dog on a whole wheat bun with diced onions, shredded cheese, ketchup, mustard, baked chips creamy coleslaw, sugar free ice cream

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On the Go Day Trips 

Harrah’s Rincon — Thursday-Monday, no Tuesdays or Wednesdays, free, Amphitheater, 7:15-7:30 a.m., (877) 777-2457

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

Valley View Casino – Sunday-Tuesday, Amphitheater, 7 a.m., free

Catalina Island — Oct. 1, featuring a high speed catamaran ride from Long Beach, the charming island village of Avalon, a myriad of quaint shops and outstanding eateries to enjoy lunch on your own.  On display at the museum is :Esther Williams: The Swimming Queen of the Silver Screen” and “Wrigley’s Catalina: A Centennial Celebration.”  David Nell / Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287 

Downtown Carpinteria Avocado Festival Oct. 5, $85. motorcoach to Los Angeles Union Station to board the deluxe Coast Starlight train for a relaxing and scenic ride along the coast to Santa Barbara, David Nell / Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287   

Big Bear lake — Sept. 29, $89, ride on Big Bear Queen, a paddlewheel boat for a narrated cruise on Big Bear Lake and enjoy an included lunch. David Nell / Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287 

Pala Casino —Friday, Sept. 27, $6, $10 back, American Legion Post 327, Phyllis Pierce, 598 3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949.

Overnight Trips 

Enchanting Canyonlands — six days, Sept. 19-24, featuring Zion, Bryce and Capitol Reef national parks, Cedar Breaks, Escalante-Grand Staircase, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

Colors of New York and Niagara – seven days, Sept. 25–Oct. 1, featuring Niagara Falls, Fingers Lakes, Berkshires, Norman Rockwell Museum, Corning, Toronto. David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

New Mexico enchantment — seven days, Oct. 10-17, featuring Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe, Taos, Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos. nights 1-3: Embassy Suites – Albuquerque, NM; Nights, 4-6: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza – Santa Fe, NM. David Nell / Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287

RV Club

Semi-annual barbeque and picnic

When: Sept. 17, 5 p.m.

Where: picnic area by Clubhouse 1. 

Come share camping trip stories with Recreational Vehicle club members. Hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts will be provided along with plates, flatware and water. Members are asked to bring a side dish. A general meeting will be held at 6 p.m. New members are welcome. Information regarding Lake Havasu Balloon Festival in January and Lake Havasu Fireworks show and concert on February will be available. These events do sell out fast and early, reservations can be made now. For more information or to make a reservation please contact lwrvclub90740@gmail.com.

—Barbara Ponegalek

Traveling the healthy way

By Chris Walker


Whether for business or pleasure, Americans love to travel and do lots of it. Traveling exercises the body, mind and broadens a person’s outlook – it’s a way to have new experiences, try different things and meet interesting people. There are health benefits too – it reduces stress levels, increases physical activity and enables travelers the option to take time out of an often-busy schedule to finally get plenty of rest.

Traveling has the ability to take you out of the daily routine and into new surroundings and experiences, this can reset your body and mind. Vacationing improves mood and reduces stress. It also can temporarily help boost productivity. People who travel more frequently are more satisfied with their physical health and well-being. 

The most important factor in having a successful, healthy vacation, is to be prepared. Experiencing the unexpected can be one of the joys of traveling, but don’t let unforeseen events like accidents, injuries, illness, jet lag or fear of flying ruin your trip. One overseas traveler in two will have a travel-related illness. The illness may be mild, such as gastroenteritis, and may not require treatment or it may be more serious, such as malaria or dengue fever. Plan and prepare to get the most out of a holiday by being prepared.


Pala Casino trip is Sept. 27

The American Legion, Post 327, will escort a day-trip to Pala Casino on Sept. 27. The $6 fee goes to the American Legion Post 327 in Leisure World. Bingo is played on the bus. It is a straight run to the casino with no stop overs. All are welcome.

The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. It returns about 5:30 p.m. Call Phyllis Pierce, 598-3743, or Chee Chee Porr, 430-5949 for reservations.

Deadline for news articles for the LW News is Thursday, 4 p.m. for the following week, except holiday weeks.

page 21 sports and games


Pfingston wins star No. 3

On Sept. 3, Myrna Baker is dealt and plays a 28 point hand. This week Joyce Pfingston had 7 games of 121 and a total score of 847 to win her third star. Sandra deDubovay followed at 833, Margaret Smith at 827 and Liz Meripol and Bobbie Straley tied at 826. Unfortunately Bill Barnes had no wins today. There were 61 players today.

Two birthdays were celebrated, one for Potsy Frank and one for Bob Berry. Both provided a lovely lunch of sandwiches, potato salad, chips and sodas. Many thanks to all.

The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. There is room for more players. Lessons are available for beginners or for those who need to brush up on cribbage. Call Patti Smith at 242-4674 to arrange a lesson. Partners are not required. Everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. Come and join; everyone is welcome. Players must arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

—Bobbie Straley

Cards and Games Scoreboard 

Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club Winners in the game on Sept. 2 were: N/S: First in Strat’s A and B: Martin Lipman-George Alemshah, second in A: Linda Stein- Richard Stein; third in A: Joan Tschirki-Fred Reker; fourth in A: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; fifth in A: Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; second in B: Bill Linskey-Paul Chen; third in B and first in C: Joan Wieber-Ted Wieber. E/W: First in A: Lavonne McQuilkin-Dorothy Favre; second in A: Judith Jones-Al Appel; third in A: Robert Preece-Fern Dunbar, tied for first and second in B: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris and April Berg-John Berg, tied for 4/6 in A: Ron Yaffee-Richard Norris, April Berg-John Berg and Ann Croul-Shmuel Fisher; third in B and second in C: Raimonda Scime-Mark Singer.

Winners on Sept. 5, N/S: First in A and B: Jeanette Estill-Ted Cooper; Second in A: Larry Topper-Kay Tseng; Third in A and second in B: Gene Yaffee-Judy Carter Johnson; Fourth in A: Betty Jackson-Mike Ullman; Fifth in and Third in B; Martin Lipman-George Alemshah; First in C: Nhuong Pham-Elaine Dovgard. E/W: First in A: Ellen Kice-Joan Tschirki ;second in A and First in B and C: Judith Hirsch-Judy Mathias; third in A and second in B: Camden Parish-Sue Fardette; fourth in A and third in B: Fred Reker-Russell Gray; fifth in A, fourth in B and second in C: Monica Honey-Paul Honey.

Reservations are required to play in the Monday and Thursday games. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to make or cancel reservations call 430-7040 for Monday and 308-7838 for Thursday. Coming late? Call 636-579-1357 on game days.

—Ted Wieber


Friendly Pinochle Club winners Sept. 5: Marilyn Allred 12,890; Rogell Van Wyke, 12,180; Maureen Marsh 11,920; Oscar Moya 11,070. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

—Bert Sellers

Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners: Sept. 7: N/S: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah, Joan Tschirki-Al Appel; E/W: Ellen Kice-Russ Gray, Sue Fardette-Larry Slutsky, Ted Cooper-Marlene McIlroy. Sept. 6: N/S: Larry Slutsky-Pamela Cole, Judy Carter-Johnson – Mark Singer, Al Appel-Joan Tschirki, Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz, George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan, Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; E/W: Fred Reker-Sue Fardette, Paul Chen-Cookie Pham, Nancy Lichter-Joyce Basch, Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join the fun and play, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is Saturday Sept. 14 Club Championship.

—Fred Reker


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners Sept. 7: Amy Kasuyama 10,830, Julia Troise 10,600, Jim Dix 10,410, Marge Dodero 10,370. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

—Bert Sellers


Monday Bridge Club winners Sept. 2: First place, Jody shataw; second place, Jane Tachine; third place, Pat Moore. Sept 9: First place, Carl Kulzer, second place, Paul Chang, third place, Betty Levitt. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pailine Fitzsimons, 296-8363.

—Pauline Fitzsimons


Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners Sept. 6: Most Yahtzees, Lois True, 6; highest score,  Shelley Middleton, 1,738; door prize,  Kathy Russell.  The club meets on the first and third Friday of each month from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.  Play begins at 12:45.  All Leisure World residents are welcome to join in the fun.  If you have a question or want a Yahtzee lesson prior to joining, call Kathy at 596-7237. The Rollers meet at 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. 

—Kathy Rose

Bocce Ball

Playoff scheduled

As summer rolls to an end, so does season three of Bocce Ball at LW. Playoffs between the four teams, each from a separate league, with the best won lost records will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. 

Pizza, salads and sodas will be served to those who have pre-paid.

After six weeks of a seven-week season, the leaders for Saturday league are Jerry Happel and Laura Garcia; Sunday league is tied between Melli and Sal Herrera, against Gerri Wright and Ken Winkler; Tuesday league, Jacci Morrow and Reenie Viska; Thursday league, Red Ryals and Millie Larsen.

— Terry Thrift

Chess club puzzle

This week’s puzzle: The white Bishop moves from a5 to b4.  Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.

Chess partners are available in Leisure World when the LW Chess Club meets from 2 -6:30 p.m. on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.  

Beginners are welcome for free lessons.


New Pickleball court hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Courts will be closed the first Wednesday of each month for court maintenance.


Norihiro overcomes heat

The Men’s Friday Golf League played on Sept. 6 at Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. Although a shorter course at 5,800 yards – par 70 from the white tees, it is still very challenging. Its website states “River View boasts beautiful elevated tees and greens, as well as seasonal water hazards courtesy of the Santa Ana River.” Last winter the course was devastated by the high-water flow but has been restored nicely. With wider and improved fairways that make for easier flag-hunting and lower scores.

The morning temperature was 75 degrees at 7 a.m. and got into the upper 80’s by 11 a.m. Humidity was high for the duration of the game. Only five men braved the harsh conditions over 18 holes. 

All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). 

The winner, Fujio Norihiro with a 2 under 70. He also had closest to the pin on the 100-yard par 3 – 9 holes with the fewest putts. Fujio was followed by John Meyer, 71; Bill McKusky, 72; Gary Stivers, 73; and Dave LaCascia, 75.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Clubs play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview in Santa Ana and Willowick in Garden Grove. LW Men’s Club membership is not required. Ladies, friends, spouses and family are all welcome to play. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight; two prizes for closest to the pin on par threes; and a prize for the lowest number of putts. Holes-in-one, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Bill McKusky, 430-8618, or Gary Stivers, (714) 313-3697.

—Dave LaCascia

LW Ladies Golf Sept. 3

Forty-eight members played for low gross, low net, and circle hole no. 6. One golfer hit the ball from the tee directly into the circle surrounding the hole.

Congratulations to three club golfers who each landed a hole-in-one during tournament play. Pam Krug hit a hole-in-one on hole no. 1; Sally Park hit a hole-in-one on hole no. 2; and Margie Thompson on hole no. 5.

The flight winners were:

Flight A – low gross; Devora Kim, 25; low net; Susie Kim, 22, circle hole no. 6; Devora Kim.

Flight B – low gross; Pam Krug, 27; low net; Margie Thompson, 24. Flight C – low gross; Stella Yoon, 32; low net; tie between Laura Garcia and Soo Kim, 25. Flight D – low gross; Sun Chung, 33; low net; Bertha Barragan, 22.

–—Dale Quinn

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DMV sending letter to those with early REAL ID’s

By Cathie Merz


California residents who obtained California REAL IDs before April 2019 will be receiving a letter from the DMV asking the license holder to certify that the address where the letter was received is correct. The recipient simply needs to sign and return it in a postage-paid envelope, according to the DMV. 

The DMV also asks that if the address has changed to visit the website www.dmv.ca.gov/.

Hundreds of thousands of California Real ID licenses were issued before the Department of Homeland Security notified the state that the early California version did not fully meet its standards because the state only required one form of proof of residency, which was approved by the DHS.

California residents who do not obtain a California REAL ID through the Department of Motor Vehicles will not be allowed to board domestic flights or visit secure federal facilities and military bases after Sept. 31 without a US passport, passport card, military ID or other federally approved form of identification.

This is the result of the REAL ID act, passed by congress in 2005, that establishes a minimum set of security standards for state issued drivers licenses and ID cards. The act prohibits the use of non-compliant licenses and ID cards to be accepted by TSA at airport screenings or at federal facilities such as military bases.

Most states were required to be compliant with the new standards in 2018.

When renewing or applying for a California driver’s license the applicant has a choice of a Real ID or driver’s license with federal limits.

To apply for a CA Real ID the applicant must visit a DMV field office and present in person, proof of identity such as an original or certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate, US passport, employment authorization, permanent resident card or foreign passport with an approved Form 1-94; proof of a social Security number, such as a SS card, W-2 or pay-stub with full SSN, two California residency documentations, such as a utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage bill or medical document and if the identity document is in a different name then a name change document will be needed, such as a marriage license, divorce decree or court document.

A bear and star logo identifies federal compliant REAL ID driver licenses and ID cards.

The easiest way to apply for a REAL ID card is at the same time for renewal. There is no additional fee for a REAL ID. Once a REAL ID is issued, it can be renewed by mail or online.

For a a federal non-compliant ID cannot be used to board domestic flights or enter secure federal facilities that require identification. This card has the phrase “federal limits apply” on the front of the card. A U.S passport is required for identification on all international flights.v

Lost & Found

LOST: Black HAM radio. Lost near carpenter shop two. Reward $100. Call 714-343-1071. 09/12



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN0001. 12/26



by Helen

LW Resident 562-421-5811


Business License #WEL0015

Anti-aging products, makeup, gifts. 10/10



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.  



General Contractor

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


License #954725. 08/29/19


JC Handyman Services

Professional and reliable. specializing in remodeling, plumbing and electrical. . Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 10/10




Sound proof walls. Triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 10/17





Windows-house cleaning. Reasonable price. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. 09/26


JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. 10/03




Premium paints,  primer all wood. 40 years in LW. Contr. license #723262. 


562-596-0559. 09/26


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs, entry doors, skylight wells. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 09/12



Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 09/26





Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and steam cleaning extraction.

Tito 562-658-9841. 10/03

Home Decorating

Interior Designer: Experienced designer/project manager since 1976 for all interior projects. Specialties include lighting, wall treatments, kitchens, baths, and whole house remodling, from base to crown and all points inbetween, windows, doors, flooring, mantles, etc. All subcontractors are licensed and bonded.

Michael Fox:657-347-8136 Email: foxmichaelexr@gmail.com 09/12




Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/14



New screens, re-screening, screen doors, retractable screens, new and repair. Call today. (562) 493-8720. Since 1988. State Contractors Lic. #578194.



(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 09/19



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


562-596-0559. 09/26

Help Wanted

Daily dog walker needed for small dog. Payment negotiable. Please contact Jeff at 714-391-9163 09/12

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call week days between 9 am-5 pm, 562-810-1561, 562-794-9744.


Let’s lower your ears – I’ll make you look your best! Call 562-565-3683.


Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Maria Giegerich 562-596-9983. Free of charge.


Nail cutting, Bathing, in home for cats and small dogs. Call or message 562-544-9555 SB license#Jen0006



Hair and Nail Salon

Hair Stylist, 25 years experience. Shampoo and roller set, cut, perm, color, manicure/pedicure. Warm and friendly service. Available for in-house appointments for special occasion, $100+. Tammy Nguyen, 714-425-4198. Phenix Salon. 09/05


Yvonne with 25 years experience, will do shampoo/sets, perms, hair cuts and tints at Phenix Salon. 

(714) 855-8465. Seal Beach Business

License MOR0008. 10/03


Sandy: Friendly, I do perms, haricuts, and color! Call me at 562-230-6169 Lic:KK265498 9/12



Electrologist w/25+ yrs Experience

Marlyn Palmquist, CPE. 



The Sanctuary Salon,

12800 Seal Beach Blvd., D

Seal Beach Business License



PERMANENT MAKEUP for Eyebrows, eyeline, lip line. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 09/26


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 09/26


Hair stylist, 35 years experience at ABC Extension Salon. Rollerset, perm, color, and more. In-home appointments available. Call Mavis 714-757-0187. License #KK203303. 10/03


Just Like Your Daughter

Personal Assistant/

Girl Friday

Available for: 

errands, scheduling and 

transportation for medical


patient advocate, shopping, domestic organization, 

paperwork, bill pay

All with compassion 

and care.

Just Like Your Daughter

Call Janice, 714-313-4450

SB Lic. #JUS0006/Bonded. 09/19



Affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/19/19



Personal assistant needs

Assistance after surgery care

Run errands, moving helper

Shop for you, take you shopping, to salon or nail appts

Accompany you to Dr appts


Uber and Lyft approved driver

Young LW Resident.

Reference and licensed.

CALL Susie @ 828-537-0437. 


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


Affordable Caregiver. Assist with showers, Dr. Appointments, medications, light house-keeping, etc. Live in Long Beach #ROD0003

Elizabeth 951-867-1275 11/14



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



Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 08/29


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. 11/14


Will care for female or male. I can cook, do laundry, light housekeeping, dr. appts and all other needs. experienced 30 plus years. 

562-370-4544. 09/05



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

Call 562-505-1613 11/28



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 10/03


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach Business license RAZ0002.

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 11/14


$30.00 Computer Tune-Up


Computer Running Slow! Call John

LW Resident. SB License FUH0001. 10/03



Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License #CIP0001 12/05/19



Virus removal. Expert in all computer systems. John Fuhrer, LW Resident. Seal Beach License FUH0001. 08/29

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

Golf Carts, Sales, Parts, Service (714) 292-9124. 09/26


2001 Club Car Golf Cart. Excellent condition. $2,700. Firm. 

526-344-5156 09/12


Enclosed Mobility Scooter – Q pod – four wheel, two door ,60V and 35 mile range. Leave voicemail at 626-253-2763 09/19


A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH Conscientious, Dependable, Professional. Providing locals trustworthy affordable transportation. perfect for patients, professionals, and anyone who needs regular or sporadic transportation.

 CALL 562-537-1298. James. 09/12


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes

to airports, hospitals, doctors offices,

stores. Drives by Gary. 

714-658-9457. 09/12


Rides by Russ, with the 

personal touch

For over 3 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping and errands I also enjoy helping my neighbors with chores and maintenance around their homes. Russ 714-655-1544. 09/26


Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers Wanted


Boat, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 10/17

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE

2013 “Tiffin Allegro Breeze” Class A diesel pusher, 21,188 miles. 2 slides with quality upgrades. $90,000 OBO. 562-822-9380, 562-341-7101 09/05


2015 Buick Verano excellent conditon with 12,230 miles.safety features, power sun roof for $16,500. Call 562-986-5604 09/19


Classic Car: 1981 Datzun 280ZX. Two door. $4,850. 562-493-7061 or

562-240-5568 09/12


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 11/14



Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 09/26

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

Estate/Moving Sale: Tons of art and antiques and everything else. 9/13

and 9/14 a.m. 5830 E Appian Way, Long Beach. 562-326-1366 09/12


Yard Sale by owner Flordia and Ken Leach. Many plants and jewelry, tricycle, and new dragons, two chairs, suitcase, shoes, many items and more. 1441 Homewood rd. Apt. 96K Seal Beach. Sept. 12-13. 

562-370-6542 09/12


For Sale: small dinette, drop leaf table and two chairs, one four-year old queen size bed, deep mattress.Call 562-252-9686 09/12


Air Fyer, red, 3.5 quart. Used once. $50. Call: 626-253-2763 09/19


“Kitty Mansions” 64″ used redwood cat tree. Email for photo. $45.00; mogimi@hotmail.com 09/12


Free-standing 5ft long Ballet Barre $80. Call 626-253-2763 09/19


SwivelMate knee walker with hand brake. five wheel stability and 90 degree steering. 350 lbs capacity. $250 Call 626-253-2763. Leave Message. 09/19

L.W. Apartments for Sale

Lowest Priced: Two bedroom, two bathroom Corner. Seculded enclosed patio. M 2-44G asking $229,000 Reduced


Fully expanded one bedroom unit on gorgeous Greenbelt. Walk-in closet, walk-in shower. M16 on St. John #51B Asking $165,000


The ultimate two bedroom two bathroom corner. A.C., washer and  dryer, dishwasher, bay windows. Built in private office, drive-up location. Best buy at $469,999. M14, #18G 

Must see this one. Call Mr. Hank for more info: 562-743-8473


Brand new remodel! Mutual 14. Expanded two bedroom, 1.5 bathroom unit. “Feng Shui” design, all of the extras including a large patio. M14. 49 E. Reduced to only $435,000. Call Carl for more info 661-810-9410


Leisure Living Resales, next to Wells Fargo Bank. 562-493-6601 Lic #636260. 09/05



MUTUAL 3, #16F

Fully Expanded,

Recently Remodeled

3 bay windows. 3 skylights

A/C-Heat 2 Bdr. 2 Full baths

Corian Counters,

Laminate Floors. Washer/Dryer

+ Golf Cart w/new batteries


MLS #OC19097966


BRE #01129082

714-474-6204. 09/12