Take Your Best Shot
The LW Weekly will produce a 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Disaster Preparedness Month
by Eloy Gomez
GRF safety/emergency coordinator
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As the nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.
• Week 1: Make A Plan
Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the coronavirus.
• Week 2: Build A Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home.
Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
• Week 3: Prepare for Disasters
Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage.
• Week 4: Talk to Your Family
Talk to your family about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
The Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Emergency Information Council have been working and planning since January for this year’s emergency preparedness fair, which has been cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For the past several years, the fair was held in Clubhouse 6. The fair featured an array of survival products and services from area vendors, service clubs and county agencies.
This year’s fair is canceled by people are urged to prepare and build their own personal 3-7 day earthquake survival kit. Below please find a couple of vendors you can view and order emergency preparedness products online or by phone.
• Ready America
• More Prepared
Note: GRF does not endorse any of these vendors or their product.
For more information, contact Eloy Gomez, safety and emergency coordinator, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356.
Golden Rain Foundation
SPECIAL BOARD OF
Topic: GRF 2021 Operating Budget
Where: Clubhouse 4/live streamed
Date: Thursday, Sept. 17
Time: Starts at 9 a.m.
Masks required; social distancing protocols will be in place.
WNV-positive mosquito samples found in LW
The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District has detected mosquito samples infected with West Nile Virus in Leisure World. Two positive samples were taken from the flood channel bisecting the community on Sept. 10.
Samples also tested positive for WNV in 10 other OC cities, with the most in Fullerton, 14 positive samples.
The OCMVCD conducts county-wide mosquito control during the WNV season, which typically begins in early summer and tapers off in the fall, with the highest risk for disease occurring in mid-July through September.
In Leisure World, inspectors check the flood control channel along Golden Rain Road every 10 days or so for elevated mosquito breeding. When mosquito larvae are found, they are treated with larvicide, which prevents breeding for 120 days.
As OCMVCD continues to identify and treat for mosquito breeding sources, it is essential that residents do their part in eliminating standing water on their properties. Even a capful of water can produce hundreds of mosquitoes.
“Residents need to take immediate action to dump and drain standing water in containers on their property. We must reduce mosquito breeding around homes to reduce the presence of adult mosquitoes and prevent the transmission of West Nile virus,” stated Heather Hyland, OCMVCD Public Information Officer.
Residents must take charge of their yard to prevent mosquitoes from breeding on their property:
• Tip out any standing water at least once a week
• Toss out any unused containers
• Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly
• Do not transport or share plant clippings rooted in water
• Drill a hole or puncture containers to eliminate standing water
To prevent mosquito bites, take action, and follow these tips:
• Apply mosquito repellents to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended
• Wear repellent containing DEET®, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus
• Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or space; repair broken or damaged screens
• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and opt for lighter-colored clothing
Residents are encouraged to sign up for District email notifications. For more information, visit www.ocvector.org.
Most often, WNV is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes are WNV carriers (“vectors”) that become infected when they feed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can then spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite.
WNV was first detected in the eastern United States in 1999. WNV cases are now reported in all of the continental United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
There are no vaccines to prevent it or medications to treat it. Fortunately, most people infected with WNV do not have symptoms. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. About 1 in 150 infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness.
Due to COVID-19, the OCMVCD has suspended its program to report dead birds. Reports can still be submitted to westnile.ca.gov for risk mapping.
2020 Flu Shot Clinic is Oct 1
The 2020 Flu Shot Clinic sponsored by OptumCare Health Care Center is more important than ever this year. To help keep everyone safe and socially distanced, OptumCare will have its first-ever drive-through clinic.
The clinic will be held in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 1, between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Face masks or coverings are required.
Here’s how it works:
Use the north entrance. The clinic will be held behind Clubhouse 4. There will be signs and personnel to guide traffic. See the yellow lines on the map (page 3).
• After you get your shot, exit onto Northwood Road.
For scooters, bikes, shuttles, golf carts, and walk-up appointments:
Tables will be set up in front of Clubhouse 4. Wear a face mask or covering. See the red lines on the map (page 3).
How do I know if I can get my flu shot here?
• If your primary care doctor works at an Optum location, you can get your flu shot. There is no copay.
• If your primary care doctor does not work at an Optum location,
• If you have Original Medicare and are not a Medicare Advantage patient, you can get your flu shot. There is no copay.
• If you are a Medicare Advantage patient and your insurance card does not have Monarch Healthcare on it, we are unable to provide the flu shot unless you pay cash. Contact your Primary Care Physician to find out what locations are available to you.
• The regular adult dose flu shot is $40 and the high dose for high risk individuals is $65.
• Many pharmacies are now offering flu shots. Check with your doctor’s office to learn more.
What do I need to do before getting my flu shot?
• Bring a consent form filled out upon arrival to the flu clinic.
• Bring a picture ID and insurance card.
• Wear a short sleeved or sleeveless shirt.
• Wear a face mask or covering.
• Come at the assigned time for your Mutual (see below)
Where do I get a consent form?
• At the Health Care Center
• Recreation Office, Building 5
• On the Leisure World Buses
The following are appointment times for all Mutuals:
Mutuals 4 and 11 8-8:45 a.m.
Mutuals 1 and 17 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Mutuals 10 and 14 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Mutuals 2 and 16 10:15-11 a.m.
Mutuals 12 and 15 11-11:45 a.m.
Mutuals 3 and 5 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mutuals 6 and 7 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Mutuals 8 and 9 1:15-2 p.m.
For people who miss appointments, shots will be give from 2-3 p.m.
Reserve Your Spot at GRF Facilities
Interested in playing pickleball, bocce ball or shooting a few hoops? Does a Zumba class sound like fun or is ballet more appealing?
Veterans Plaza is now open to some exercise and dance classes, and Mission Park offers a few sports after so many months under the COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines, which are now being gradually lifted.
The bocce and multipurpose courts are available by reservation seven days a week. Requests are accepted at https://www.lwsb.com/reserve/ Monday-Sunday before 4 p.m. for play the following day. Just click on that sport you want to play (golf is included), fill out the simple form, and you’ll be good to go.
Under Phase One restrictions, courts and bocce ball are limited to two players (no doubles) and spectators are not permitted. An attendant is on duty daily from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. to check people in and answer questions.
Unclear on the rules? Request a copy from the Recreation Office.
Veterans Plaza has dance and exercise classes, and qualifying clubs may reserve time for a class, as space permits, by contacting email@example.com. Members may request a list of current classes by sending an email to this address also.
assistant recreation manager
OC Registrar News
Did you receive a green postcard from the Orange County Registrar’s Office?
The office has received inquiries about the green postcards recently sent to about 300,000 voters. The cards are part of its process to ensure clean voter rolls prior to mailing ballots.
If the registrar is confirming a new address for you, make sure to return the postcard; for more information, call (714) 567-7600.
GRF Project Updates
GRF projects are underway around the community despite slowdowns attributed to the COVID-19 repercussions. This column will update residents on the progress of various construction projects. The information is provided by GRF Facilities Director Mark Weaver and Physical Property Manager David Rudge.
Progress on the pool project continues despite challenges posed by COVID-19, which are hampering the coordination of plans from the architect and pool engineer.
Among the construction update highlights:
• The electrical panel has been replaced, skylights openings are being prepared, and final phases of plans are being coordinated.
• The spa depth has changed to reduce volume and the filtration system, saving space in the equipment room.
The finished facility will include a five-lane pool, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area in a reconfigured space to maximize its potential.
The 2020 Trust Street Paving project will run September-October. The schedule began Aug. 18. Grind and overlay projects on Oakmont Road are underway; Northwood Road from Del Monte to St. Andrews are completed; and the Clubhouse 2 parking lot is complete. The parking lot at Clubouses 3 and 4 will be slurry sealed and cracks will be filled through Sept. 22.
Drivers are asked to obey construction zone signs, speed limits and flagmen during construction.
The flooring has been completely installed at the 10,000-square foot Fitness Center in Clubhouse 6, which has undergone an extensive overhaul and expansion. New audio visual equipment and glass door installations are completed. New fitness equipment is being delivered and installed. The final touches and pick-up list are in process. LEARNING CENTER/KITCHEN
Work is underway on the new Learning Center demonstration kitchen in Clubhouse 3. Kitchen cabinets have been installed and countertops installation is next week. Rooms 9 and 10 are being refurbished from the floor up to accommodate computer stations, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and assistive listening devices, a “smart” board and two 80-inch monitors.
Healthy Brain Expo
The Healthy Brain Expo will be held from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, on the Seal Beach Leisure World local channel. The expo includes free memory screenings, presentations on brain health and memory loss and caregiver resources.
Topics include Super Foods and the Brain, Nasira Burkholder-Cooley, DrPH, RDN; Brain Health, Teryn Clarke, MD; Oral Health and the Brain, Michael Cooley, DDS; and Healthy Brain Aging: It is Not All in Your Head!, Cheryl Alvarez, Psy.D.
For more information, call (714) 593-9630.
Perspectives, pg 4
Letters to the Editor
The LW Weekly (Sept.10) stated the new LW pool depth has been adjusted from five feet to four feet deep. It also states the adjustment carries into the volleyball area four feet at one end, three-and-a-half feet at the other end.
With a pool that shallow, there will be no floating without your feet hitting the bottom of the pool and no treading water for exercise.
To me that sounds like a kiddie wading pool. If this is true, that’s absurd for active senior adults.
Ron Belben, Mutual 2
I was reading the GRF project update on page 2 (Sept. 10) and came across a most curious statement: the first bullet in the update where it discusses the adjusted pool depth says, “The pool depth has been adjusted from five feet deep to four feet deep, an NCAA Rule 1 Short-Course Swimming race course standard…”
First of all, why are they referring to a competitve pool standard for collegiate/university pools? Are they planning to hold races for that age group here? Is Leisure World building a competition-worthy pool?
Secondly, they should read the full standard that also requires minimum length and width by date built. (By the way, that 4-foot depth is OK for older pools, but newer ones should be seven feet.)
It is a ludicrous statement. It is written as if an NCAA standard is something to crow about, but really has nothing to do with the type of pool being built here nor its usage. By the way, if competitive events are going to be held at Leisure World (doubtful), then the more appropriate governing body is U.S. Masters.
Editor’s Note: The following is from GRF Physical Property ManagerDavid Rudge: The pool will be five feet deep at the main drain.
What does Prop 15 mean for you as residents here in Leisure World? The so-called split commercial/residential tax roll on the November ballot is being advertised as solely a commercial property tax. But could it unravel Proposition 13 property tax protections even for residential properties or for us here in LW? The biggest take away if this proposition passes is that small businesses will lose the 2 percent ceiling of property tax increases. This 2 percent is the maximum amount the state of California can raise property taxes each year for all property owners and could impact residential property.
Will this increase to large businesses trickle down to small businesses? Do you want your small businesses to go under or for us to have to pay more to keep these business afloat because the state can raise property taxes higher than the 2 percent with this proposition passing?
California has a 7.25 percent sales tax (in some cities even higher). Do you think this will be rolled back because of the passing of Proposition 15? Please read and do your homework for what is best for you as Leisure World residents and the small businesses you support. This could be a slippery slope for all of us in California.
Going on seven months we’ve been reading and hearing about people disrespecting each other, making threats and false reports, graffiti, destruction of personal property and more. Do you know that all of these actions and reactions happened here in Leisure World. All of these examples were over a “flag.”
We live in a retirement community and we see in the news destruction of private businesses, disrespect to police officers, and looting and burning without regard to innocent protestors, bystanders, the elderly and children.
In Leisure World we understand that we are in a political campaign and that there will be differences in political opinions. We know better; we are adults, but there is a group of people here acting out like the criminals that are causing all the trouble in Seattle, Portland, NYC, Chicago and Rochester. In the last two weeks, one of our proud disabled residents had a flag flying in front of his unit and the very next morning he found that flag shredded in pieces left at his doorway. He went out and bought another flag but changed his mind about posting it because he did not want further trouble. He gave me that flag, and it now flies proudly on the flagpole at the corner of Del Monte and McKinney Way.
We are better than this, for God’s sake lets remember Luke 6:31: Do to others as you would have them do to you.
David Harlow, Mutual 15
The bizarre events now taking place at our postal service are personal to me. As a retired letter carrier, who spent 31 years delivering the mail, it’s severely disappointing to see an organization that has served the American public so long and so well needlessly degraded. The Post Office has a 90 percent approval rating with the public. This slowdown in service hurts everyone.
When I started at the post office, you could send a letter from Seal Beach to New York for only 5 cents. In this time of pandemic the mail service has become even more critical to the American public. It’s not just Social Security checks and unemployment benefits we rely on for our economic well being. We also depend on delivery of medical supplies and numerous items we used to shop for not too long ago.
According to CNN reports, the mail has been deliberately slowed down by discarding 671 postal sorting machines that can process 36,000 letters an hour.
This leaves postal workers to sort mail at a much slower pace and added cost. Small businesses cannot get their products delivered without delays.
Forty-six states have been notified that mail in ballots might not be counted in time for the 2020 Presidential Election. During this pandemic there are clear and obvious reasons not to stand in long lines of people to exercise our right to vote.
I will vote by mail well before Nov. 3, to make sure my vote is counted.
Dave Silva, Mutual 12
Credits and Kudos
Credits & Kudos must include the writer’s name and mutual, and will be edited for brevity. Mention of a business or service is not an endorsement or recommendation by the LW Weekly or Golden Rain Foundation.
Joan Palango of Mutual 14 writes: I needed to borrow a wheelchair to help a friend get to an urgent care center. It was a weekend, of course, which made it a bit more difficult. After several unsuccessful attempts trying different options, I contacted Lee Melody, our Mutual 14 president. He was in the middle of doing something but dropped that and was able to secure a wheelchair for me to borrow. It made a big difference and many thanks to Lee for helping out.
Pat Kruger, vice president of the LWSB Senior Patriots for Peace, would like to express her sincere thanks and appreciation to Joe Osuna of the Video Producers Club for taking the time to meet with members and generously share his expertise about methods of publicizing the club and using social media to its advantage. What a great resource Joe and his group are to all of Leisure World.
Government, pg 5
Schedule of Mutual Meetings
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., Sept. 17 Mutual 2
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Sept. 17 Mutual 11
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 21 Mutual 15
virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 23 Mutual 10
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Sept. 24 Mutual 1
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Sept. 25 Mutual 6
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Mon., Sept. 28 Mutual 8
virtual 9:30 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 6 Mutual 16
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Tues, Oct. 6 Mutual 17
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 8 Mutual 12
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 9 Mutual 3
virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 12 Mutual 9
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 14 Mutual 4
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 15 Mutual 2
virtual 9 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 15 Mutual 11
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 19 Mutual 15
virtual 1 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 20 Mutual 14
virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 21 Mutual 5
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 21 Mutual 7
virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 22 Mutual 1
virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 23 Mutual 6
virtual 9:30 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 26 Mutual 8
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 28 Mutual 10
virtual 9 a.m.
Cap Food Distribution
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4.
The next food distribution will be today, Sept. 17.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household.
To sign up, bring a photo ID, and proof of income (Social Security/SSI Statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).
People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the box of food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID.
People who need help arranging a proxy can call GRF Member Resource Liaison Cindy Tostado at 431-6586, ext. 317.
Air quality is in unhealthy range
Unhealthy conditions from the wildfire ash blanketing Southern California persisted this week.
As massive wildfires—including the Bobcat fire near the San Gabriel Valley and the El Dorado fire in the Inland Empire—continue to burn, Orange County residents were advised to continue to limit outdoor activities, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
LW residents can monitor the air quality here by visiting https://www.purpleair.com/map?opt=1/i/mAQI/a10/cC0#14/33.76515/-118.08707.
People can go visit this site any time to see the air quality map and air quality index, which lists values from good to hazardous.
As of Monday, most of Leisure World was in the “unhealthy” range.
Breathing this air can make people more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Much of the smoke has come from fires in Northern California and Oregon, experts say, pushed southward by a large high-pressure system off the coast then trapped by the local marine layer. The bulk of the ash that has fallen here is come from the Bobcat fire.
Residents are urged to stay indoors, particularly those with health conditions. When going outside, experts say masks can help with some of the smoke particles.
GRF Committee Meetings
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule (meetings are dependent on orders related to COVID-19; check schedules for latest information). Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask will be required:
Thurs., Sept. 17 Special GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.
Mon., Sept. 21 Finance Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Wed., Sept. 23 Security, Bus and Traffic Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 24 Architectural/Design Review Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 29 GRF Board Meeting
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 1 GRF COVID-19 Ad Hoc Commitee
virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 1 Physical Property Council
virtual 1:30 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 2 GRF Board Executive Session
virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 5 Recreation Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 7 Governing Documents Committee
Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 7 Physical Property Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct 8 Communications Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 9 Executive Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct 12 Mutual Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.
Arts/Leisure, pg 10-11, 14
Longtime GAF director lauded for service
Lynn Vienna, a longtime member of the Golden Age Foundation Board known for her steadfast commitment to Leisure World, was recently honored with emeritus status and recognition on GAF’s perpetual appreciation plaque. She has served as the GAF corresponding secretary since she joined the board in 2008.
Lynn recently submitted her resignation to “kick back” and enjoy life with husband, Duane. In her resignation letter, she stated that it was an honor and privilege to serve on the Golden Age Foundation Board of Directors and that she would be an ardent supporter in the future.
The GAF Board will miss Lynn as she has been “a rock” of stability for more than 12 years.
Lynn, who resides in Mutual 15, has generously given her time to her neighbors and the community at large.
She and her husband moved to Mutual 15 in 2005 after living in Santa Fe Springs for 35 years. Lynn’s first husband passed away in 2007. Lynn wanted to get involved and give back to the community, so in 2008, she was recruited by then president and neighbor, Marge Vienna (no relation). Lynn has served under presidents Marge Vienna, Joan Shramek, Joyce Vlaic, Maureen Habel, Anna Derby and Carole Damoci.
The Golden Age Foundation is nonprofit, charitable organization dedicated to serving Seal Beach Leisure World shareholders. Its purpose is to make the community a better place to live. When there is a well-defined need, the Golden Age Foundation will do its best to find a solution.
—Linda Johnson, GAF Board member
Line Dance Class
A Line Dance class has resumed on Mondays at 2 p.m. at Veterans Plaza near Clubhouse 3. People should wear masks and follow distance protocols.
Technology Zoom Classes
Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are taught on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Topics change each week as follows:
• Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m., Zoom for Beginners
• Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., Facebook Basics
For an invitation, email Miryam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help setting up your Zoom microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins.
Apple, Microsoft, IRS, Social Security, etc., will never contact you by phone, text or email. If there’s ever a problem with your account, they will shut you down until you contact them. If you get a call from them, it’s a scam.
LWSB Book Club
Twelve members of the LWSB Book Club met via Zoom on Aug. 20 to discuss John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden.” The story enfolded the lives of two generations of an American family in California’s 1930s Salinas Valley. As a study of human nature, members of the Book Club discussed the character portrayals of good vs. evil, along with the observation that individuals, whoever they may be, can exercise power over their own lives if they so choose. The author was credited with having written a powerful story that was enjoyed by all of the readers.
The next Zoom virtual meeting of the LWSB Book Club will be on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. The book chosen for discussion will be “Grayson,” by Lynne Cox, an intriguing story about an encounter between a Seal Beach, California, swimmer and a baby whale, separated from his mother.
It is available through local libraries and Abebooks.com for $ 3.65 with free shipping.
To become a member of the LWSB Book Club and receive a Zoom invitation, send an email message of interest with your name and email address to Thomas Gan, president of LWSB Book Club, at email@example.com.
Global Market Kitchen
Free Delivery of Groceries and Meal Kits
Global Market Kitchen now delivers groceries and prepared meals on Wednesdays at Clubhouse 4 between 2-4 p.m. Order by phone at (562) 661-9776 or online at https://globalmarketkitchen.com. The customer service email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
LW Golf League Scores
Men’s Monday Golf League Results
The Men’s Monday Golf League played on Aug. 31 at David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley. Seven men and two women challenged the par 62, 4000-yard 18-hole executive course. Located adjacent to Mile Square, this course has numerous water hazards and no par 5’s. This makes it friendly to all levels of golfers but still presents a challenge.
A cool and humid start to the morning became a lovely day. Not surprisingly, the consistent course condition and the excellent weather yielded six birdies plus all scores were under par.
Masks are required at the Pro Shop, plus while waiting to tee off. The snack bar was open, and there is outdoor seating. No masks are required on the putting greens or driving range nor on the course itself. The golfers are all respectful of each other’s personal space and social distancing is observed. Golf carts are single person only unless you are from the same household.
All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0-20; B flight, higher than 20.
A Flight Winners:
First Place: Sam Choi, a very nice 7 under 55; second: Bill McKusky, 5 under 57; third: tie between Ron Jackson and Fujio Norihiro, 3 under 59. Sam, Bill, Ron, and Fujio all had a birdie each. Sam and Bill tied for fewest putts.
B Flight Winners:
First Place: John Peterson, a spectacular 11 under 51 plus a birdie; second; tie between Bob Munn and John Meyer, 5 under 57; third: Dale Quinn, 3 under 59; fourth, Keiko Sekino 1 under 61. Bob had a birdie and was closest to the pin on the 110-yard par 3 fifteenth hole. John was closest to the pin on the 100-yard par 3 third hole and had fewest putts.
Men’s Friday Golf League Results
The Men’s Friday Golf played at Riverview Golf Course in Huntington Beach on Sept. 4. Ten men accepted the course challenge on the picturesque par 70, 5800-yard course. The weather was sunny and warmed up nicely. The Santa Ana River runs through the middle of the playing areas, so there is lots of sand but no water in the riverbed yet. A few strategically placed trees and palms require accurate drives. With many elevation changes and gullies, club selection is particularly important. The grounds were in especially good condition so several low scores and five birdies were not unexpected.
Masks are required at the Pro and Coffee Shop, plus while waiting to tee off. No masks are required on the putting greens or driving range nor on the course itself. There are no shoe or golf ball cleaners and the flags cannot be moved. Golf carts are single person only unless you are from the same household. There is outdoor picnic-style seating.
All scores are net (actual score minus handicap).
A Flight Winners:
First Place: Bill McKusky, 5 under 65 plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: Gene Vesely; 2 under 68 plus 3 birdies and closest to the pin on the 100-yard par 3 ninth hole; third: Dave LaCascia, 1 under 69; fourth: Ron Jackson, par 70; fifth: Sam Choi, plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the long, 150-yard par 3 second hole; sixth: Fujio Norihiro.
B Flight Winners:
First Place: Tom Ross, 1 over 71; second: Bob Munn, 2 over 72 plus a birdie; third: John Meyer; fourth: Marv Ballard. A big welcome back to Marv after being sidelined for many months.
For more information, Bill McKusky (562) 430-8618 or Dave LaCascia (801) 674-5975.
Grab n Go Meals
Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot
• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza – Call ahead for special orders; wings and salads offered; 3-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212; Mandi’s Candies Ice Cream Truck, 4-7 p.m.
• Friday: Katella Deli; extensive menu—deli favorites from appetizers, salads, hot entrees, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611 or order online www.katellabakery.com, specials of the day available onsite, cash/cards.
• Saturday: Naples Rib Company, barbecue, salads, sandwiches; new hours, 3:30-5 p.m.; order ahead online for faster service, www.ribcompany.com/LW or (562) 439-RIBS; cash/cards
•Sunday: Berg Catering—Freshly prepared meals with a healthy gourmet touch, 3:30-5:30 p.m., pre-order at (562) 663-2038 or online at www.bergcatering.com (LW Menu) or buy onsite, PayPal, checks, cash, cards.
• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck – Chicken or meat kabobs, Gyros, Falafel, loaded fries, 4-6 p.m., www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696 for preorders or buy onsite. Mention LWSB, cash/cards.
• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no pre-orders.
• Wednesday: Gourmet Renee—American cuisine, homemade soups and desserts, 4-6 p.m., pre-order by calling (323) 833-1213; cash/cards
All Grab ‘n’ Go events will take place, rain or shine. If it rains or is too hot, people line up inside Clubhouse 6. People should keep a six-foot distance and masks are required. For information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
On-call bus service available from 4:30 p.m. when regular service ends. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. For more information or to make a suggestion, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Sign up for LW Live at https://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. Vendors are subject to change.
Dance with Hui O Hula
Hui O Hula dancers are meeting at LW’s Veterans Plaza for Hawaiian dance lessons. Free classes are given every Thursday at 2 p.m. Instructor Jojo Weingart has prepared ‘Ike I Ke Kani A’o Nohili’ (The Barking Sands of Nohili) for the beginners as well as the old-timers. Nohili is the name of a beach located on the western shore of Kauai. Dancers will learn how to describe the swaying palms and the soft, misty rain in this song. Be sure to wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from other dancers. Those who would rather be in the audience can call Kaye Huff at 431-2242 to arrange a hula performance.
Friends of the Library Bag of Books for $5
The Friends of the Library Bookstore has been closed since mid-March. It has suspended donations as the bookstore is at capacity, and there is no more storage space. Residents are asked to hold onto their donations until the bookstore reopens.
People can call (714) 350-7682 and request a bag of books. Just give a genre or author, and volunteers will do their best to fill a bag per your request for $5.
The Leisure World Genealogy Club will hold a Zoom conference Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. featuring speaker Lisa Schumacher on the 1890 Census Substitutes. Family history researchers rely heavily on Census records from 1790-1940; however, most of the 1890 census is not available. What happened and what can be done to fill in the 1880-1900 gap? Learn about other resources that can provide information for this time period.
Lisa Schumacher started working on her family history 30 years ago with an interest in how computers could work with genealogical research.
She is a professional genealogist and lecturer and was a volunteer, instructor and staff supervisor at the Los Angeles Family History Center.
Lisa is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Mayflower Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is currently Librarian of the South Bay Cities Genealogical Society, having held various positions for 20 years, including president and program chairman, organizing society events such as Research Roadshow and Dessert with our Ancestors.
The society’s version of “Who Do You Think You Are?” for the 2012 City of Torrance Centennial Celebration was her most rewarding and memorable accomplishment as a genealogist.
For information to join this Zoom conference, email the club at email@example.com or call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266.
Joanna Matos featured in Westways Magazine
“I’m not the centerfold but I’m on page 8 of the latest issue of AAA Westways magazine,” said Joanna Matols of Mutual 2. That’s thanks to her 2002 Plymouth Prowler, later the Chrysler Prowler, a retro-styled production car manufactured and marketed from 1997-2002 by DaimlerChrysler. Last April, AAA interviewed her and then, a photographer came to Leisure World and took photos in the Rose Garden beside Clubhouse 4. “It was a fun experience alongside the 45 phone calls from friends who opened their “Westways” magazine to page 8 and saw Joanna behind the wheel. “I keep my ‘Kat’ smooth running and participate every Wednesday night in the Huntington Beach Surf City Classic cars rally and cruise from Farquhar Park at 12th and Main to the Pier. Life is good,” says Matos, who is well known here for her travels far and wide. The September-October issue of Westways magazine also featured a letter by LWer Dwayne B. Smith on the bummer of closed beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joyful Line Dance Club
The GRF Board approved the reopening of the Veterans Plaza and Mission Park on Sept. 4 under Emergency Operational Procedures in keeping with government-mandated pandemic restrictions.
On Sept. 9, the Joyful Line Dance Club had its first class since June, when the plaza was briefly opened before a second wave of COVID-19 closed the venue.
Last week’s class was a pleasant reunion of members. Teacher Jojo Weingart’ led the class, and everyone who showed up with face coverings and maintained social distancing. People had a wonderful time dancing to the music and feeling fresh air at the outdoor facility.
The Joyful Line Dance Club class will open its weekly dance classes at Veterans Plaza. The class meets Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. (except the fourth Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m.)
For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Tech Talk by Bob Cohen
Join Bob Cohen in a one-hour Zoom class on a technology topic Friday at 10 a.m. On Sept. 18, the topic is Web Browser Basics, Safari, Chrome, Microsoft Edge; Sept. 25, How To Organize Photos in the iPhone Photos App. Registration information is sent out Wednesday for the following Friday. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list.
Religion, pages 6,8
Faith Christian Assembly
Faith Christian Assembly is hosting a health class on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. The topic is heart disease.
Many people may not be aware that heart disease and its related conditions are the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 800,000 people die each year from heart disease and stroke, and at least 200,000 of these deaths are preventable, according to the CDC. This informative class will be taught by Sherre Yurenko, who is a licensed vocational nurse and has a lot of training in this field.
Out of an abundance of caution, all who attend services/events at Faith Christian Assembly will have their temperature taken at the door and must wear a mask before, during and after service while sitting socially distant from others. Those who are feeling ill are asked to stay home.
Due to COVID-19, Faith Christian Assembly is not having all of its regular ministries at this time, but will resume as soon as possible. Midweek Bible study taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in the Garden Room. Grief Share will meet on Fridays at 2 p.m. starting Sept. 18.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
Assembly of God
By Norma Ballinger
To explore the idea of experiencing the riches of our salvation and the joy of being loved constantly and perfectly, look at Ephesians 2:7 -8: “in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God.”
We often make a practice of judging ourselves, based on how we look, behave or feel. When we like what we see in the mirror, we feel a bit more worthy of God’s love. When things are going smoothly, you find it a bit easier to believe we are God’s beloved children. However, when we are discouraged, we tend to look inward so we can correct whatever is wrong.
Instead of trying to “fix” ourselves, we should fix gaze on Jesus. Hebrews 3:1 says, “Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly kingdom, fix your thoughts on Jesus” Rather than using our energy to judge ourselves, we need to redirect that energy to praise God. He sees us clothed in his righteousness, radiant in his perfect love.
“Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame,” Psalm 34:5.
Remember to go on Facebook on Sunday at 10 a.m. to be blessed with a devotion delivered by Pastor Sam Pawlak. Continue your prayers for him and the family as they mourn and celebrate the life of Pastor Pat Pawlak.
By Johan Dodge
Our assumptions, our quick thoughts and our long held beliefs — even those beliefs passed down to us about how things work, how things simply “are”— can keep us from seeing what is God is doing around and even in us. The divine eye sees the world in a way that we cannot.
We are children of God, and we have God in us, but we are not God on our own and our personal assumptions can keep us from experiencing the power and presence of God. This week, we will look at a passage from Matthew’s Gospel about workers in a vineyard. Their assumptions are crushed, but the world is more grace-filled because these assumptions are not met.
Have you missed the opportunity for greater joy because you were holding on to your assumptions? How did you know?
To hear this teaching as well as some exceptional worship music, tune in to worship Sunday morning at 9:50 on Facebook live @communitychurchleisureworld.
If you want to join the virtual fellowship you will need to call the church office or email email@example.com. If you don’t have a computer or Facebook, you can call in to the phone system at (562) 431-2503 and listen to the weekly message beginning Sunday evening.
Community Church offers Communion on the first Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. in front of the church. The elements are pre-sealed for safety and the liturgy is part of the morning worship on Facebook. Those who come and receive Communion must wear a mask and maintain distancing.The Communion table is an open table, all who wish to receive Communion may come and participate. You do not need to be a member of the church, all are welcome here.
If you are in need without another way to address that need, you may call the church office to leave a message at (562) 431-2503.
Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s
Nothing can separate us from God
By Lisa Rotchford
Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal churches are meeting for worship inside and outside the house of the Lord. Join us on Sunday for “Pick up Your Spirits, with Prayer and Communion.” Those who want to worship outside can attend the drive-up/walk-up communion service out in front of the church on the northeast side of the church from 9:30–10:15 a.m. A traditional 30-minute worship service will start inside the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.
We are officially six months into this difficult time when we are not called to be together physically but apart. However, as Christians, we are called together by our faith and love of our Lord, savior and redeemer Jesus Christ, nothing can seperate us. Nothing separates us from our God, the love of God or God’s hands. Not even a pandemic can limit our relationship with God.
It’s as if Paul were writing to us in Seal Beach instead of Rome when he gave us a direction to live under a time of stress (remember, he was writing from within prison walls, quite limiting like a pandemic). Whether we are allowed to worship together or apart, we are one with the Lord. We can “love each other genuinely; hate what is evil and hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection and honor one another, not lagging in zeal and being ardent in spirit. In all ways, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope. Hope that we can be together again soon. Let us be patient in any suffering we endure. Above all let us persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints by extending hospitality to strangers” (Romans 12:9).
September is the time the national Lutheran church encourages to take on outreach projects that benefit the wider community and God’s kingdom under the moniker “God’s Work, Our Hands.” The annual food donation drive will be each Sunday of September. If you have a non-perishable food item on your shelf that you’d like to share with a hungry neighbor in need, we will be collecting food for the neediest in Orange County. The barrels in front of the church on Sunday mornings will collect your food or cash donations, which will be taken to Lutheran Social Services’ shelves to feed the hungry.
The apostle Paul wrote that though our movements may be limited, we are not imprisoned but free in Christ. This year especially we can contemplate what it means to do God’s work with our hands as our hands are held by God’s as he walks us through this time. Let us go to God’s house and may the work we do be our worship to the one who is with us always.
High Holidays begin this weekend
The High Holidays begin this weekend. See below for the schedule:
Friday, Sept. 18: Erev Rosh Hashanah, Cantor Marla Barugel and Rabbi Karen Isenberg at 7 p.m.
Saturday,Sept. 19: Rosh Hashanah (day 1), Cantor Marla Barugel and Rabbi Karen Isenberg at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 20: Rosh Hashanah (day 2), Cantor Marla Barugel and Rabbi Karen Isenberg at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 25: Karen Isenberg Shabbos Shuvah at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26: Karen Isenberg Shabbos Shuvah at 9:30 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 27: Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre) Cantor Marla Barugel and Rabbi Karen Isenberg at 7 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 28 : Yom Kippur(Yizkor) Cantor Marla Barugel and Rabbi Karen Isenberg at 9:30 a.m.
To use Zoom with a computer, smartphone or tablet, contact Jeff Sacks so he can email a Zoom invitation to you. The invitation will have a link so you can click to join the meeting. Request the Zoom invitation with a text to Jeff’s cellphone at (714)-642-0122, or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. He will email a link to get into the services. Once received, click the link and follow the prompts. The link will have the meeting id and password embedded. Call Jeff for more details or practice at (714) 642-0122.
The zoom link will also have a phone number to dial in if you do not have internet service. The number they have in California is in San Jose, area code 669. To call inside California is toll free for most, but you may want to check with your phone provider.
The Tashlich boat ride will be on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. contact Susan Michlin at (805) 501-5628 for information or to make a reservation.
First Christian Church
By Bruce Humes
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away” (2 Timothy 3: 1-5 NKJV).
The apostle Paul wrote these words to Timothy while in a Roman prison awaiting his execution because of his witness and faith in Jesus Christ. The date of the writing was around 65-67 AD. The “last days” spoken of here is of the church age, just before God extracts his church from the earth, an event identified in Latin as the Rapture.
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:52 that it will happen “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.” But, I get sidetracked. I share that with you as a lead in to what the apostle wrote to Timothy, and to us, concerning what those last days will look like.
“Perilous” in the Greek, meaning “difficult, dangerous, furious and fierce” times will come. Not maybe, or possibly, but will come. He goes on to tell Timothy what those days will look like and why. Men will be lovers of themselves (selfish), lovers of money (greedy), boasters, proud, blasphemers (railing against God), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy (profane against God in conversation and their lives), unloving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good (hostile to those who do good), traitors, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God (not mindful of God or the things of God), and having a form of godliness, but denying its power (going through the motions and rituals of religion, concerned about outward appearance and the spiritual and his relationship with God).
Pretty strong words for the apostle Paul concerning what those last days will look like, but as I look at the world today, I see each one of those attributes of mankind being manifested. Yes, they have been prevalent throughout the church age, but the idea is that they become more and more prevalent as we near that moment in time when Christ comes for his church.
Peter in his second epistle wrote this in 2:1-2, “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.” The apostle Peter is speaking of false teachers and their message in the last days, leading people from the truth of God’s word with their deception.
Jesus himself spoke about this period of time in the gospel of Matthew 24:3-8, “Now as he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us when will these things be? And what will be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying I am the Christ, and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All of these are beginning of sorrows.”
As I observe what is now taking place worldwide and within the borders of our own country it appears to me that what the apostles Paul, Peter and Jesus warned us about is unfolding before our eyes. Jesus in Matthew 24:36 said, “But of that day and hour (of his return) no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but the father only.” And again in 24:42, “Watch therefore, for you do not know the hour your Lord is coming.” We are to be watching, with anticipation for his soon return. Be encouraged and comforted by knowing this truth.
If you want to speak to someone at the church or if you have a need, call the First Christian Church office at (562) 431-8810. Leave a recorded message and someone will return your call.
Beit HaLev is conducting services on Zoom. Anyone interested in joining the Beit HaLev Zoom community for services and Hebrew lessons, contact the rabbi at (562) 715-0888 for access and instructions on how to use Zoom.
Beit HaLev is continuing to livestream on Facebook and YouTube as well. To attend, go to Rabbi Galit Shirah’s website at galityomtov.com, Facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube.com (Shabbat Shalom LIVE! channel). Evening services begin at 6 and morning services begin at 10:30. A link to the PDF version of each prayerbook and “Lev L’Lev,” is provided at each service.
The Days of Awe begin next week but the special prayer service that precedes Rosh Hashanah is this Saturday — S’lichot (prayers of supplication). Beit HaLev’s schedule for livestream services for S’lichot, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is:
S’lichot: Saturday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 1: Friday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah 1: Saturday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.
Erev Rosh Hashanah 2: Saturday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah 2: Sunday, Sept. 20, 10:30 a.m.
Kol Nidrei: Sunday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.
Yom Kippur: Monday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Yizkor: Monday, Sept. 28, 12:30 p.m.
Ne’ilah: Monday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m.
Erev Sukkot: Friday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m.
Sukkot: Saturday, Oct. 3, 10:30 a.m.
As Shabbat is also Rosh Hashanah, the Torah reading for the First Day is from Genesis 21:1-34; for Sunday, the Second Day, Genesis 22:1-24.
Rabbi Galit Shirah conducts a weekday Ma’ariv service every Thursday for Sim Shalom, the online synagogue. Sim Shalom presents livestream services Monday-Thursday, with a different rabbi each day. To say Kaddish, pray for healing and hear a spiritual message, go to SimShalom.com.
Rabbi Galit Shirah’s classes will resume following the High Holy Day season, around November. For information, contact the Rabbi at (562) 715-0888 or email@example.com.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
By Jim Greer
As older church members, we may feel that we don’t fit into the traditional definition of “family,” as identified in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World.”
The Proclamation emphasizes eternal principles that establish an ideal for us to strive to reach, not a rigid, cookie-cutter mold of the perfect family. This month’s Ensign magazine provides insights to help us understand those eternal principles. As we apply those principles, we are blessed to more clearly see how we, as older adults, fit into God’s plan.
No matter what our earthly family looks like, each of us is “a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents” who love us. As members of God’s eternal family, our purpose is to “progress toward perfection and ultimately realize our divine destiny as heirs of eternal life.”
Sister Sharon Eubank, of the Relief Society General Presidency, explains, “The reality is that most church members do not live in perfect family situations. I’m not sure anyone lives in that perfect ideal family. So why keep the emphasis? Because family is our destiny, and we are on this earth to learn the skills of strong family relationships, no matter what our situation is. The Lord sees you. If you trust your life to him, his hand will guide you every step of the way until you are happy and at peace with all the desires of your heart.”
While many of us may no longer have, or may never have had what would be considered a “normal family,” there are vital relationships that are sacred stewardships. Brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and others can be significantly influential. Fostering these family connections can provide valuable support and establish eternal relationships.
Just think about how Abraham, as an uncle, changed Lot’s life. Or, how Joseph of Egypt saved his brothers and their families. Sisters Mary and Martha blessed each other and their brother, Lazarus. Ruth sustained her mother-in-law Naomi and received the blessing of Naomi’s counsel. As cousins, Elisabeth and Mary supported another during their pregnancies. And, Zoram, who sustained Nephi, though not related by blood, was adopted with his kin as family members. The breadth of the “eternal family” concept envelops everyone as an integral part of God’s nuclear family.
President Henry B. Eyring confided with a member of the Quorum of the Twelve that “because of choices some in our extended family had made, I doubted that we could be together in the world to come.” In response, that living apostle explained, “You are worrying about the wrong problem. You just live worthy of the celestial kingdom, and the family arrangements will be more wonderful than you can imagine.”
Elder Eyring further declared that this concern for our loved ones carries a promise to each of us who have done all we can to qualify for eternal life. And the heavenly father’s plan of happiness makes it possible for “each of us who has done the best we can to be sealed in a family forever.”
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Sunday, Sept. 20.
The First Reading is Isaiah 55:6-9 and the Second Reading is Philippians 1:20C-24, 27A. The Gospel reading will be from Matthew 20:1-16A.
If you would like to receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, you can sign up at www.ebulletin.jspaluch.com or www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe.
The church is now open to the public and has returned to its regular Mass schedule. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
Those who attend must a wear a mask or face shield and sit socially distanced, and use hand sanitizer upon entry.
community, pages 12-13
The challenges of Mt. Whitney
By Tony Jin
Mt.Whitney is one of the most popular hiking trails in the United States. Despite its popularity, the trail is extremely tough. Mt. Whitney is the highest peak in the lower 48 states at 14,505 feet. The trail starts at Whitney Portal, 13 miles west of Lone Pine, California. The hike is around 22 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 6,100 feet.
I decided to split up the hike by backpacking overnight instead of summiting in one day.
I ascended along the trails and passed Lone Pine Lake, Outpost Camp, Mirror Lake and Consultation Lake. I then arrived at the trail camp resting at 12,000 feet at 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 31. The camp is six miles up from Whitney Portal. I camped overnight to acclimate to the elevation and got to enjoy a beautiful night under stars.
I headed for infamous 99 switchbacks the following morning at 7 a.m. It’s a steep section to the Trail Crest at 13,600 feet and 8.5 miles above Whitney Portal. The trail is rocky and barren. It’s diffiuclt for every hiker.
Unacclimated hikers are prone to acute mountains sickness (AMS), with symptoms such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. It happens when hikers don’t take the time to acclimate to the elevation change on the mountain. It was important that my climbing was slow and steady to minimize the chances ofAMS.
After a break at the Trail Crest, I ascended along the ridge another 2.5 miles more to reach the summit. The Whitney Hut came into my view, and I reached the top of Mt. Whitney at 12:26 p.m. The hut was built in 1909 for celestial observation purpose by Smithsonian Institute. It’s a rewarding sight for many hikers who summit. I signed the trail register, took photos as a precious souvenir and enjoyed the incredible view.
“Going up is option, but coming down is mandatory.”
My training progression over the couse of a year to summit Mt. Whitney is as follows:
Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flat (5,710 feet)
Cucamonga Peak via Ice House Saddle (8,859 feet)
Telegraph Peak via Manker Flat & Baldy Notch (8,989 feet)
Mt. Baden Powell (9,406 feet)
Mt. Baldy via the Devil’s Backbone (10,064 feet)
Mt. San Jacinto via Marion trail (10,834 feet)
Grand Canyon Rim to Rim (South Kaibab trail to Bright Angel trail-17 miles)
Low Cost Vet Clinic is today
LW Community Church is hosting another low cost vet clinic this Thursday from 9–11 a.m. at Community Church, 14000 Church Place. The low cost clinic is to ensure the health and safety of all Leisure World residents’ cats and dogs. People must wear masks and stay six feet apart. Contact Elaine Miller for more information at (925) 997-3412.
Kellie Morris will speak on finances and fraud at the next club meeting
Kellie Morris will present a speech titled “Getting Your Finances In Order” to the Sunshine Club over Zoom on Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m.
The presentation is focused on understanding the benefits of financial wellness and how having one’s financial assets in order can protect them from fraud. The group will discuss what should be done to protect one’s assets and the risk of not securing those assets. Morris’ speech will also include a discussion on elder financial abuse.
Getting finances in order is good for anyone who has financial assets and would like to learn how to plan ahead and protect those assets from financial fraud.
Morris is the current director of the Council on Aging, Southern California’s senior protection program, and the Financial Abuse Specialist Team (FAST). She provides education and outreach and limited public consultations regarding elder abuse and co-chairs monthly FAST meetings.
Additionally, Kelli serves as a Social Security Disability Appeals Attorney and represents individuals throughout California and neighboring states.
Kelli has a BA in biological sciences with an emphasis on genetics and a minor in psychology from USC, and a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Small Business Law from Concord Law School.
Those who would like to get the Zoom link by email can text their email addresses to (562) 301-5339.
The Sunshine Club is designed to help all people get along in the
community and get the best out of living in Leisure World by learning how to use available information.
The Sunshine Club often has LW leaders come to meetings to introduce their organizations to the group. It also invites a wide variety of specialists from outside to share their experiences and ideas with club members. The club always welcomes new people.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Senior Patriots for Peace
Ballot Propositions explained
Leisure World residents are invited to the next Senior Patriots for Peace Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 2 p.m. Christi Mathews from the League of Women Voters will explain all the propositions on the Nov. 3 ballot from a completely non-partisan viewpoint and will discuss the pros and cons of each issue, which will take about an hour. The discussion will then be opened up for questions from the audience.
Senior Patriots for Peace have compiled a list of helpful websites for various voting issues. Voters can sign up on line by going to https://organgecounty.ballottrax.net/voter/ or by calling (714) 567-7600. This will track a voter’s ballot as to when mailed, received and counted. CourageCalifornia.org has voter information on the candidates and the propositions.
For those who haven’t used Zoom before, here are some basic instructions:
Begin by searching for www.Zoom.com on the computer. At the top of the next page, click “Join a Meeting” and enter. On the following page, enter the Zoom ID number 818 9984 1005 and click “Join.” When prompted, enter the password 002223 and click join again. For those using the telephone, dial (669) 900-6833. When asked, enter ID number 81899841005. Then when asked, enter the password 002223. This option will be audio only.
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.
Thursday, September 17
4 pm Alaska Final Frontier
4:08 pm Archie and Edith Get Rescued
4:18 pm SBACC with Bloopers/Outtakes
4:46 pm Expo 2018
5:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
6:05 pm Tommy Williams
6:32 pm LW Entertainment
7 pm Back to Bourbon Steet
7:40 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Friday, September 18
4 pm Queen Kong 2009
4:32 pm Anna Derby 71st Birthday
5:32 pm History of Las Vegas Part 1
6:40 pm History of Las Vegas Part 2
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
Seal Beach Police Department
9 pm Cerritos Center-
Golden Dragon Acrobats
10:30 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
Saturday, September 19
4 pm Vinyl Rock Valentine Concert
6:15 pm LW Hula Dance Club
6:30 pm Harmonn Islanders
7 pm Beginning of Leisure World
7:15 pm Back to Bourbon Street
8 pm LAUSD
11 pm Cerritos Center–
Sunday, September 20
4 pm SB City Council Meeting Replay 9/14
5:30 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
6:30 pm Aquarium of the Pacific
7 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7:30 pm History of Seal Beach
8 pm Alaska Final Frontier
8:08 pm Anna Derby’s 71st Bithday
9 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
10 pm Abilene Ampitheater
11:35 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
4 pm LW Entertainment
4:30 pm LW Expo
5:15 pm Archie and Edith get rescued
5:30 pm Tommy Williams Sept. 2020
6 pm History of Seal Beach
6:30 pm Spirit of Seal Beach
7 pm SB City Council Meeting– LIVE
8:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
9:05 pm Vinyl Rock Valentine Concert
11:20 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Tuesday, September 22
4 pm Queen Kong-LW
4:32 pm Community Focus
5:30 pm Suede Soul Dancers
6:05 pm Rolling Thunder
7:15 pm Archie and Edith Get Rescued
7:30 pm Alaska Final Frontier
7:40 pm Betty Price Chimes Soloist
8:30 pm Cerritos Center:
10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Wednesday, September 23
4 pm SBACC with bloopers/outtakes
4:30 pm Anna Derby’s 71st Birthday
5:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 1
6:30 pm History of Las Vegas Part 2
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
Seal Beach Police department
9 pm Cerritos Center:
Golden Dragon Acrobatics
10:30 pm Cerritos Center-
The Four Tenors
11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
*All programming is subject to change.
By Brian Harmon
LWers joined other law enforcement supporters gathered at the base of the Seal Beach pier on Sept. 6. The rallies are held every Saturday at noon at the pier and everyone who supports the police is invited to participate.
Many carried signs saying “Support Our Police,” American flags and signs supporting Republican candidates, especially Board of Supervisors Chairwoman and Congressional candidate Michelle Steel.
LW resident Donald Horning carried a sign that said, “We increased our sales tax to hire more Seal Beach Police.”
He said he was a member of the committee that suggested that Seal Beach raise the sales tax so that they could hire more police officers.
Seal Beach proposition BB was passed by voters in 2018. Signs throughout the city at that time said that the money would be used for public safety such as police or fire protection.
City Councilman Thomas Moore tried to get the City Council to take the money not needed for public safety and put it in the reserve account, for when it may be needed at some later time. He was unsuccessful in getting his motion passed by the City Council.
Moore said, “I certainly support what these people are doing here. I think the police throughout the country, and especially in Seal Beach, are doing a great job, with a very few exceptions. Those officers who break the law should be fired and or sent to prison, but that is no excuse for defunding the police.”
LW Republican Club president David Harlow said, “Anything we can do to support our police officers is terrific. They put their lives on the line to keep us safe.”
Bibi Mesmer, who spearheaded the event said, “It is so great to see all these wonderful people come out to support our police officers. They certainly deserve it.”
Cars driving by honked in support. When a police car would come by, the crowd responded with loud “hoorays,” as well as a lot of hooting and hollering.
Seal Beach resident Pete Amunson, who does social media publicity for the weekly rallies, voiced his support. “I think an overwhelming majority of Seal Beach residents, as well as other Americans, support the police. The job that they do for us is truly phenomenal,” he said.
The Republican Club booth will continue to be open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Flags, political campaign buttons, patriotic scarves, U.S. flag lapel pins, hats and other collectible items are available to purchase every Monday.
The booth is located in the parking lot in front of Clubhouse 6, to the left of the GRF administration building.
Window signs and free face masks provided by OC Board of Supervisors Chairwoman and Congressional candidate Michelle Steel, and signs supporting Thomas Moore for City Council are available in 11×17 inches size as well as 2×4 inches.
A beautiful, large framed picture of the jailhouse in Bodie, California, is the first prize in the LW Republican Club’s first raffle on record. Raffle tickets sell for $3 each or 5 for $10.
Bodie is one of the few remaining “Ghost Towns” in California. The picture was donated to the club by club member Jim Yoshioka. He said the jailhouse represents “Law and Order,” a major theme in the Republican party’s platform this year.
Jim is also donating proceeds from his autobiography to the club. The book is titled “I am the Clay, He is the Potter, Autobiography of Jim Masao, First Born in the Japanese Internment Camp.”
The officers of KACMA Club held a Zoom meeting on Sept. 12. The officers hope club members stay safe during the COVID-19 period. It may still take several more months before the group can meet face to face at club meetings, so until then, the group is following safety and health rules, eating and sleeping well, and exercising.
Seven members of the Philippines tour group met on Sept. 2 in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot to receive a DVD and USB from Edward Hickman of his photos and movie he made of the trip from the February Philippines tour. Pictured is Elizabeth Kennedy (l) holding a souvenir Philippine flag with President Ed Hickman, wearing his Philippines islands tee shirt, Joanna Matos with Traveling Tigers tour sign, Nancy Floyd , Debra Fudge wearing a Philippine dress, John Guidi sporting his tee shirt from the island Boracay and Johanna Brilman.
Rouda answers Mayor Hardy’s questions
By Mary Larson
The Democratic Club has heard from Congressman Harley Rouda’s campaign team over Zoom last week to hear more about what he has done for Seal Beach in the 48th Congressional District. He has been involved in helping over 20,983 businesses in the district access Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans – saving 206,323 jobs. He has also consistently called out evidence of racism wherever it has occurred and has continued to condemn hate speech.
Some democratic Club members Congressman Rouda’s recent talk with Jill Hardy, the mayor pro tem of Huntington Beach interesting. During the interview, Rouda spoke about many bipartisian topics taht were important to him.
Rouda stressed the importance of being able to work across the aisle in order to actually move legislation into law. He told Mayor Hardy that one of the bills he is most proud of is one addressing the opioid crisis that he worked on with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
In addressing the current COVID-19 crisis, he spoke of working with the Democratic Party to pass four major bills into law. He also said he was proud of the fact that he helped bring considerable funds to the county to address tracing, tracking and testing,
He also spoke about co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would repeal the new law putting a cap on state and local tax deductions in our tax returns. He said he also has legislation to address the federal deficit.
During the session with the mayor, Rouda made it clear that he did not want to defund the police. He said the Heroes Act, already passed in the House, would provide a substantial amount of money to Orange County for law enforcement and first responders. He stressed that what we’ve got to recognize is that we have real issues in our country around systemic racism and it’s not just in law enforcement.
Window signs supporting the following candidates are available by calling (562) 596-0450 or (562) 296-8521:
Joe Biden/Kamala Harris, candidates for president and vice-president
48th District Congressman Harley Rouda, candidate for reelection to the House of Representatives;
Garden Grove Councilwoman Diedre Nguyen, candidate for CA Assembly District 72;
Paurvi Trivedi, candidate for Los Alamitos Unified School District Board Area 2.
Readers are reminded that the Democratic Club will not staff a voter registration booth outside Clubhouse 6 for the foreseeable future because of the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Residents are encouraged to register online at OCvote.com. Volunteers stand ready to assist anyone having problems registering for the first time, changing their address or registering to a different party. Call (562) 412-0898, (562) 596-0450, or (562) 296-8521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a registered Democrat or a supporter and want to know more about the club’s efforts between now and Nov. 3, you can subscribe to our electronic newsletter at no cost by emailing me at email@example.com or by calling (562) 296-8521 with your contact information.
Mary Bennett 86
Randy McDonald 68
William Henning 90
Toni Lobosco 77
Donald Murphy 58
Robert Johnson 75
Rachel Crawford 97
Jacqueline Zbur 58
Aaron Harris 35
Domitila Mercado Aceves 52
Robert Malicki 84
Andrew Osman 59
Eliut Miranda 59
Families assisted by
Health , page 15
How Wildfires Affect Your Breathing
By Carson Blomquist
The massive fires across the west have devastated communities and upended lives. While we aren’t close to any of the current fires, the signs are everywhere: the bright orange skies, the ash raining down. It can be a frightening time.
But the effects of the fires can also be physical. Ash and smoke can affect your breathing. And if you have a chronic condition, like asthma or COPD, smoke and ash could make your conditions worse.
So what can you do to stay healthy?
Stay informed. Check the weather report each day. The air quality reports will tell you how safe it is outside.
Stay safe. If you need to go outside, protect yourself. If you have an inhaler, bring it with you. Limit your time outside as much as you can.
Stay indoors. Keep doors and windows closed. If you have air filters, use them when you’re home. It’s okay to use an air conditioner, but keep the fresh-air intake closed. If you don’t have an air conditioner and it’s a hot day, stay hydrated and run fans to help cool you down. If there is a cooling center available, head over there – just be sure to bring your face mask!
If you have difficulty breathing, you may want to call your primary care doctor. He or she can suggest treatments or other ways to stay safe.
Free reading glasses available
The Lions Club of Seal Beach has been distributing free reading glasses in Leisure World. Over 200 pairs of glasses have been handed out to 50 plus residents so far. Readers available with various strengths and an eye chart available in the Leisure World Health Care Center.
The Lions Club also has a collections box in the Health Care Center for any old/used prescription glasses that are no longer needed. The Lions Club recycles these and they are given to folks in need at the Vision Screenings in Southern California and Mexico.
Deliveries are available by emailing Frank Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Hollen, email@example.com.
OC great plates
Order Kosher Meals on Wheels
Pirchei Kosher is serving through Orange County’s Great Plates program kosher meal delivery for those who qualify. This is a meal delivery service providing three meals a day for the duration of the program. To enroll, call Pirchei at (949) 215-9995.
Other programs may be available for those who may not be able to qualify for this program. Contact us for more information or visit www.ypsshul.com/kosher.
Those who are over 65 may qualify for the kosher meal service. This is a limited time program and to enroll you must contact us as soon as possible. Those who are 60-64 and have exposure to COVID-19 may qualify under other categories.
This program is funded in part through a grant from the California Office of Emergency Services, as allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and administered by the Office on Aging.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc. (MOWLB), delivers freshly cooked meals daily, Monday – Friday, between 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Deliveries include a hot dinner, cold lunch, dessert and 8oz. carton of one percent milk. The cold lunch may be an entree salad or a sandwich with a small side salad. A diabetic dessert is available for those in need. Contact Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2 or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Caron before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Sept. 17: Baked ziti with turkey, whole grain roll, seasoned cauliflower, cheesecake, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, Asian coleslaw.
Friday, Sept. 18: Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, wild rice, seasoned carrots, fruit cocktail cup, entree Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.
Monday, Sept. 21: Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, oatmeal cookies, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade macaroni salad.
Tuesday, Sept. 22: BBQ chicken leg and thigh, oven browned potatoes, mixed vegetables, fresh pear, veggie pasta salad with cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onions, dressing and crackers.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: Oven roasted pork loin with honey and garlic sauce, barley pilaf, peas and onions, cake, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, marinated confetti salad.
Hearts and Hands United in Giving
Hearts and Hands United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community.
HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels, new, unopened travel size shampoo, soap or lotion. New socks are the only clothing donation that HHUG accepts.
Those who wish to donate can contact Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. Donations can also be left on her patio at Mutual 2-48A. To learn more about HHUG, visit www.hhug.org.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/31/20
LW Resident. (562) 419-3557
Hand sanitizers available.
Business License #WEL0015. 09/17
UCLA Research Study
Do you have grandkids and
are 60 or older?
Earn up to $20 by participating in a UCLA Research Study about your health. 323-252-5409. 09/17
Gentleman seeks health “Buddy” to plan, and encourage each other in the areas of health, food, exercise and medical. Plan, execute and congratulate. 09/24
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutual’s. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
LW DECOR INC.
New triple pane windows,
laminate flooring, carpet patio
tile/carpet. Painting ceilings
made smooth, ceiling lights.
refaced kitchen cabinets,
refaced granite quartz countertops.
Lic. #723262. LW DECOR INC.
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/08/2021
Specializing in remodeling, Additions, Reconstruction, Window replacement and more! Call for a free estimate.
License #954725. 04/22/21
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new.
Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat.
Nu Kote 562-833-3911
Serving LW since 1999. 12/10
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 10/29
LW DECOR INC.
Only premium paints,
Ceilings made smooth.
Cown moulding installed.
LW DECOR INC
40 years in LW.
LW Decor Inc.
Laminate, Vinyl, Plank, Patio tile and Patio carpet.
40 years in Leisure World.
Interior Flooring Solutions
Hardwood floors, carpet,
laminate, vinyl planks.
25 years experience.
Contractor License 1043763. 12/24
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY
CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988.
Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841.
State Contractors Lic. #578194.10/29
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 09/24
LW DECOR INC.
Blinds, shutters, shades, 40 years serving Leisure World. Contractor’s License #723262.
LW DECOR INC.
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
I Clean Inside & Outside Or…
Clean Outside Only and Save $$$.
(562) 600-0014. LW Resident,
Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach
Business License #LIV0004. 09/24
Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm, (562) 596-9906.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart.
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.
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License #CAM0006. 12/31/20
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments, and errands. Available 24/7. 949-899-7770. 10/01
Over 20 years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 09/24
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
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. 12/10/20
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state.
Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/17
MOST AFFORDABLE RATE affordable rates with optimum service, 23 years experience LW, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24 hour, part time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/31/20
Do you need help
getting things done?
Call “your personal concierge”.
Home organization, running
errands, House/pet sitting,
personal shopper, Post office
services and more! Reasonable rates.
Call or text Lisa 949-432-1877. 09/17
Experienced caregiver, CNA, medication management, dementia, diabetic care, doctor appointments, errands, companionship, cooking & cleaning. Overnight care available. (310) 367-4664. 11/19
HOME CARE/PERSONAL ASSISTANT WANTED
CAREGIVER/HOUSEKEEPER URGENTLY NEEDED – This is a live-out position work, from Tuesday to Friday. $750 weekly. Childcare and Light housekeeping. Must be able to interact with children, speak English, and non-smoker. MUST HAVE REFERENCES AND BE RESPONSIBLE.
If interested, you can reach Janet at
Looking for a Russian-speaking woman for a companionship for my mother, for 3-4 hrs/day.
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 11/26
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 09/24
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal
Beach License LUC0001.10/08
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 09/17
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning
Excellent referrals in LW
20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 09/23
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE
We make your home sparkle! 7 days-call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A. Call 562-505-1613. 11/05
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as
nice as possible! 15 years of
experience, We can work with your
schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Call or text 714-496-2885.
Bus. Lic #HER0008. 10/29
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device.
Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.
License #CIP0001 11/12
John’s Computer Services
Virus removal, Repair, Training,
Software, Wireless, Internet
Security. LW Resident
SB License FUH0001. 10/29
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly!We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 10/22
Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call: 714-292-9124. 05/13/21
Scooter Pride Victoria LX.
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 09/17
Rides by Russ,
With the personal touch.
For over 5 years I have been giving all types of rides to Leisure World residents. Rides to the airports, doctors, cruise ports, shopping
I also make & sell face shields for $6.
Russ 714-655-1544. 09/17
Trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462.
MOVING, HAULING &
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License
BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787 09/24
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call 310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. 09/17
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Private Sale – Sept. 14-20. Sofa, coffee tables, desk, dining table, dressers, artwork, wardrobe dresser, men’s XL clothing, patio set. Call Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 for appointment. 09/17
Sale by appointment. Miscellaneous items. Thursday & Friday, Sept. 17th & 18th. 562-431-5916. 09/17
2 Lane cedar chests $75, table lamps all sizes, blanket holder, shoe rack. Coffee maker, laundry cart & basket, small wooden towel holders, large and medium plastic storage cabinets. Adult diapers, pads, lotion, body wash. Come see more goodies. Call Laurie 562-843-6963. 09/17
Miscellaneous Sale – Mutual 2-54H. 9-19-2020 to 9-26-2020, by appointment only. Call 562-296-8530. Glassware, beach canopy, shop vac, nice punchbowl & cups, small sand blaster for jewelry & much more. 09/17
Surfing & recreational kayak by Hunt Johnson desins, 30 lbs, made of Kevlar. $1,100 OBO. 623-299-6544. 09/24
Guitar – $250. Very good Martin Backpacker travel guitar. Padded bag. New leather Martin guitar strap. Extra set of new Martin guitar strings. New Martin guitar picks.
Banjo – $250. New-never used-very nice Epiphone open back 5 string. Padded bag. Extra set of new strings. Finger picks. Beginner’s Instruction Book with CD. 562-597-6182. 09/17
Casio piano CDP-220R.
Featherlite wheelchair for re-sale. 13.5 lbs. The wheels pop-off. 19 lbs with the wheels. Easy to put in and out of a car. Only 3 months old, was $650 new, asking $350.
(714) 536-0075. 09/17
Wanted women’s bicycle and a pickup truck, low mileage.
Mutual 12. 562-244-8024. 09/17
Free CDs. Music. 562-431-5916.
Free double bed, brand new, with mattress. You pickup.
ESTATE FOR RENT
Looking for a female 65 & older that is looking for a private room to rent. Low income. 6 bedroom house. In Westminster, off Bolsa Chica & Westminster Blvd. All utilities & cable included. Ready for move-in. The room starts at $900/month.
(562) 296-5410. Yvonne. 10/01