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Happy Father’s Day—My Father’s Greatest Gift

The best fathers are steadfast examples of what it means to love someone, a mixture of tough and gentle, with wisdom leavened by common sense. A father’s love is precious and singular, and expressed in many ways. In honor of Father’s Day on June 16, here is a compilation of Leisure World residents’ recollections of the greatest gifts their dads ever bestowed on them.

Edward Larry Beggs, Mutual 7

Larry was 9 years old when his dad, Edward Latchford Beggs, a U.S. Navy service man, was killed in the Pacific Theater of WWII. 

In a letter dated Dec. 24, 1941—written about a month before he died—Beggs included a postscript to his son: “Give Larry my love and tell him daddy said hello. Today is Xmas, and I hope all of you have a merry Xmas and a happy new year. We in the Navy have a great job ahead of us, may God give us strength and courage to carry through. 

“The Japs may have won the first round by their surprise and foul tactics, but victory will be ours in the final round. It is going to be a hard struggle, but we Americans can whip the hell out of them, so let’s get going.

“Some of us won’t be around to celebrate when it’s over. Darling if I am not around, I want you to celebrate for me. Just remember that life lies ahead of you and our son, live it with courage, and do not dwell in the ashes of the past. With love, Eddie.”

Larry Beggs has taken his dad’s last words to heart, carefully preserving the letter containing them, written aboard the USS Marblehead on its way to the Battle of Makassar Strait, for  77 years.

Kaye Huff, Mutual 7

The greatest gift my dad, Tom Mitchell, gave me was his unconditional love and esteem, thinking this shy little girl, and her two sisters, were talented, beautiful kids. He migrated from Canada with a seventh-grade education and no skills during the Depression. Despite challenging financial times, he was always there for me. 

Galit Levy-Slater, Mutual 4

The night before he died, when I arrived at the hospital in Abilene, Kansas, the last thing my dad, Aubrey Wesley Popejoy (aka Dave Knight) said was, “She’ll be good.”

I inherited so much from my daddy, my brown eyes, my sense of humor, my love of music—every kind of music—my love of nature, animals, so very much. But his greatest gift? That’s easy—it was his belief that there is no limit on what I could achieve in my life.

Daddy wasn’t perfect. No one is. 

My mother was his third wife, and I was his only child. People assume that only children are spoiled. That’s not necessarily true, but I was given every opportunity that Hollywood had to offer to hone my talents in voice, acting and dance. 

Daddy died before I began my journey to become a cantor and now a rabbi, but I know he would be proud of my mission to serve God. 

And I think he might say, “She’ll be good.”

Beverly Emus, Mutual 16

I am forever grateful to my father, Maurice Edward Stein, for being the kind, loving supportive member in my otherwise tempestuous, sometimes unkind,  family. When I was  six or seven, I was very shy and unhappy. One day he asked me if I would like a puppy that would belong to me alone, and of course I said yes. 

He understood I needed another reliable source of affection. He and I drove around to several dog breeders, and I picked out my first dog, which made a wonderful difference in my life. Thank you for being there for me and a toast to you, Dad! 

Sandra Hunt Nelson, Mutual 2

My dad, Maynard A. Banta, gave the most wonderful speech at the wedding reception for myself and my new husband, Eric, three years ago. My dad was 89 at the time and turned 90 the next month. It was the last month he lived, and I think he was holding out for the chance to give that speech! 

Dorothy Ferrington, Mutual 1

My dad, Jack Sylvester Geiger, retired from a Southern California job, and returned to Northern California, where I was born and raised. He would spend the last years of his life doing what he loved to do, being in the great outdoors and fishing in the Sierra Nevada mountains. 

When summer vacations would arrive, my sons (then 8 and 10) would get on a plane to Sacramento, where they would be met by their grandpa. Those summer vacations were magical for the boys, as my dad introduced them to all things possible in the outdoors of the High Sierras, fishing the mountain streams in particular.

Last Wednesday, my son, Robert, arrived at LAX, picked me up from Leisure World and we headed to Northern California for our annual fly fishing trip. My son introduced me to fly fishing in 2014. The gift I received from my dad all these years later came through my son, who shares with me his love for fishing that he learned from his grandpa, my dad. 

Joan Shramek, Mutual 12

My father, Elmer Carl Lembke, was born in Albert Lea, Minnesota, in 1904. He, three brothers and their father owned and operated a butcher shop, where he got the nickname “Butch.” Our son is called Butch Shramek in honor of my dad.

I was always my father’s “Joanie Girl.” He was short in stature, five feet, four inches tall, with a heart as big as his smile. He was taken from us when I was 17, but did live to see Frank and I marry, much to his delight. I know I shall see him again in heaven as he was a fine Christian father and example for me. 

Jojo Weingart, Mutual 12

I was raised in Hong Kong. At 15, my parents sent me away to finish high school in Canada. It was a difficult decision since I was their only child. Before I went on my journey, my father told me getting B grades would suffice as long as l learned to type, drive and operate a washing machine. Boy, did those skills come in handy. Thank you, dad, for setting the bar so low. My father was easy-going and undemanding. I love him for that. 

Margie MacDonald Thompson, Mutual 11

As a young boy, Allen MacDonald, my father, was sent to an orphan farm as his father abandoned the family. When he boarded a train with other kids heading for the farms in Wisconsin and the Dakotas, he only had his wits and courage to get him by. 

A kind, hard-working family chose him. I imagine that on the farm he learned hard work, responsibility and compassion because those are characteristics he held his whole life.

As a young man, he sought opportunity and wasn’t afraid to go where it took him. It led him to train hopping, looking for adventure and jobs. Opportunity took him to dizzying heights when he worked as a steel worker. 

He worked hard and found time to play hard. He played catch endlessly with his three sons and hauled his daughter and friends to the mountains and beaches.  Mostly he loved to dance with my mother on a dance floor or  an ice rink. 

He joined the Navy and served in San Diego during WWII. 

We left Peoria, Illinois, and moved to sunny Long Beach so my dad could better provide for his four kids and wife. 

In1955, he opened Mac’s Life Gate, supplying truck lifts for gardeners, appliances and even wheelchairs. 

As a small business owner, dad made it clear that ethics, respect for the customer and sacrifice for those in need were more important than making money. 

Today the business thrives both economically and ethically.  

My dad moved into Leisure World in 1979.  

Tragically his wife and our mother unexpectedly died that night. 

Leisure World became his new home where he loved golf and dancing and once got a citation from Security for roller blading on St. Andrews Drive.  

I remember dad with gratitude for his good example of loving God, his country and valuing family and friends.     

Sue Kaminsky, Mutual 12

Growing up, I didn’t really know my father, Lonnie Franklin Smith. 

He and my mother were divorced when I was six months old and being a kind of wanderer, he didn’t come around very much. I remember on one of those rare occasions when he did visit, he spoke of his Army days in WWII and although he said very little, I caught a glimpse of the sadness and suffering he’d gone through, along with so many who have sacrificed so much to keep us the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” 

My father shared about D-Day and losing his best friend on the beach at Normandy, and I saw my father cry. 

I was a very little girl at the time, but from that moment on, I knew my father was a hero and truly part of, as it is rightly called today, the “Greatest Generation.”

Despite the difficulties he experienced in the war, which I now realize he really never fully recovered from, my father had the most wonderful joyful spirit! 

He was a gifted musician and I remember once when he visited, he played his guitar and made up songs and sang them to me and I laughed and laughed till my tummy hurt! 

His laugh was infectious and although our times together were very few, it’s his laugh that I remember most and the memory of it touches my heart to this day. 

Many years after his death, I was sent some papers of his and in them I found a poem he had written. 

I had, by this time, come to faith in Jesus Christ. My father’s poem spoke of the love and forgiveness that was in Christ, that he felt so completely undeserving of, but nevertheless believed and received because God’s Word, the Bible, proclaimed it. That poem turned out to be the greatest gift my father ever gave me, the knowledge that one day we would be together again and in that eternal life, as promised, there will be no more pain and no more sorrow—and no more parting.

Lynn Baidack, Mutual 6

Probably the most interesting thing about my dad, Irving Baidack, was that he led such a diverse life, believing do the best you can and you will be more than enough. 

Sometime in his 20s, my dad learned to play the saxophone, clarinet and xylophone (vibes). He and his best friends Carl and Laura enjoyed a professional music career together into the mid 1950s. After my dad returned from Europe at the end of WWII, they all played together in the Bob Heller Orchestra (my dad’s “professional” name) at the Park Terrace night club in Brooklyn until about 1957-58.

The orchestra was a big band like other popular bands at the time and had 12 members. 

His music and full-time career kept him busy but he always saved time for community service and family development. As a family we were all musicians and shared many hours being creative, musical and magical.  

 Around 1975 my dad retired. Never once forgetting his passions, he continued giving back to the community, making a difference mentoring young adults pursue their dreams. This eventually led to working as a teacher’s assistant in high school wood shop classes and giving history lectures related to his WWII experiences. He also mentored young employees at Home Depot stores, and was once the oldest Home Depot employee in the country, working there at 90-plus years of age. He passed away at the age of 93 and is remembered as a great man who lived a great life. 

OC Voters Workshop

The Orange County Registrar of Voters will hold a community workshop in Leisure World to explain recent changes in voting procedures.

It will be held from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 19, in  Clubhouse 2.

Orange County is transitioning from the traditional polling place model to the vote center model in 2020, and it will involve significant changes to the voting and elections process. 

In the vote center model, all registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Voters who prefer to vote in person will be able to vote at any vote center that’s open up to 10 days before election day. More information can be found at ocvote.com/votecenter.   

The Registrar of Voters is planning extensive efforts to educate and outreach to the public on the changes to voting and elections, including community workshops, which will provide opportunity for community feedback into its vote center planning.

GRF Publications to be delivered

Leisure World residents should be on the look-out for the 2019 Minibus Schedule and the LW Community Guide, which contains telephone listings, advertiser’s yellow pages and information about the Golden Rain Foundation, Mutual government  among other information. The Community Guide has been delivered to units, and the Minibus schedule is inserted in today’s paper.

Sound check is today

The GRF Recreation Department will test sound equipment in advance of the upcoming Amphitheater show season today, June 13, from 1-3:30 p.m.  Periods of loud noise may occur during this necessary testing. The GRF apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates resident patience.

Food Service Options

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 is in the parking lot of Clubhouse 6 from 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m., provided by Domino’s. 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 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 a Thursday night option with Koffel’s food service serving from 5 p.m. at the venue. Some tables are available, first-come, first-served, prior to the show for those who want to dine there.

LW bus service is available for all of these events.  For schedule information, call 431-6586, ext. 373. 

For information on the restaurants, contact events@lwsb.com or call 431-6586, ext. 326.

Smart Driver Class Canceled

The AARP Smart Driver Course that was scheduled for June 17,  has been canceled because there was no teacher available.  

A certification course (for people who have never attended before) is scheduled for July 15 and 16 from 1-5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.  

For more information, call Ruth Bradley at (714) 401-2237.

Free bathroom upgrades available

Leisure World residents who have trouble stepping into the shower for any reason could be eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant, which converts tub/shower combinations to showers-only for safer access. The tubs are refinished to look like new, and a new glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with a high-boy model.  

“Many residents are apprehensive to send sensitive data through the mail or get confused on the application process,” says Monique Eliason, program administrator. “Others don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade. Consequently, we’re holding a workshop to help residents with this process.”

To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below: One person, $66,500; two people, $76,000; and three people, $85,500.

The workshop will be held Thursday, June 20, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 2. Applications will be available on site, if you don’t already have one. Bring documents to substantiate your annual income (bank statements, saving statements, and tax returns if you file them). For more information, call CivicStone, the City of Seal Beach’s designated program administrator, at (909) 364-9000.

LW Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club will hold a card party and catered hot luncheon  on Friday, June 21, in Clubhouse 2. Club members who want to play a game other than bridge or canasta are encouraged to reserve a table. Everyone should be seated by 11:45 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon.

Luncheon and cards are by reservation only. Those who are not Woman’s Club members may attend one time as a guest. Regularly attending card players who are current Woman’s Club members have standing reservations. Club members who do not play regularly must make reservations. Individual tickets are $12; a table of four is $48 and should be purchased by one person. As always, the opportunity tickets are three tickets for $1.

To cancel, change, or make a new reservation, call Judy Belladella at 598-1784 no later than 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. 

Reservations not canceled must be paid for and the member will be billed. If a substitute player is needed, call Jan Krehbiel at 431-8240.

CalFresh benefits expanded

Changes in a 1974 state law now allow California recipients of  Supplemental Security Income, or SSI, to also get CalFresh food benefits. 

The new law went into effect on June 1.

The California Department of Social Services estimates at least 500,000 recipients of SSI will become newly eligible for CalFresh next month. The majority of those people are adults 60 and older.

To help Leisure World residents navigate this change, the Community Action Partnership (CAP) will be in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, on June 28 from 9 a.m.-noon. 

CAP staff will assist LWers who are interested in applying. 

Residents may call Cynthia Tostado, GRF member resources and assistance liaison, at 431-6586, ext. 317, for more information.

State officials and advocates who work with senior citizens say the expansion of CalFresh benefits will become a crucial safety net for people in the fastest growing segment of California’s population, according to a report in the Press-Telegram.

National estimates suggest up to half of all older Americans are vulnerable to malnutrition. Many face the choice of buying food or paying other bills, such as rent, healthcare and utilities, each month.

The new CalFresh benefits could average up to $130 a month, an amount that could be life changing for older adults on SSI.

Supplemental Security Income is a monthly cash grant to qualified low-income individuals. 

While it is administered by the Social Security Administration, it is separate from the income of Social Security that is based on wages earned prior to retirement.

In addition to senior citizens, SSI also provides support to people who are blind and to adults and children with disabilities who have little to no income and few other resources.

Online sign-ups have already started. 

Leisure World residents can also take advantage of face-to-face outreach as experts will be in Clubhouse 3 June 28 to help people fill out the paperwork.

According to news reports, California was the only state in the nation left with a so-called “cash-out” policy. 

The policy barred people who get SSI income from also being eligible for the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, once known as SNAP and now known in California as CalFresh.

 In California, about 1.3 million residents are currently enrolled in SSI.

Orange County has 36,000 potential SSI recipients.

On average, current CalFresh recipients get between $110-$130 a month on their “Golden State Advantage” debit cards to purchase groceries at stores or farmers markets.

In 10 counties around the state, the electronic benefit transfer cards also can be used to buy prepared meals at some food establishments, including those  in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, among others.

 Depending on size of household, income and expenses, the CalFresh benefit for the new SSI participants will range from $15-$192 per month. 

With few exceptions, SSI recipients must apply for the CalFresh food assistance.

For those who fear a loss in their SSI income if they start getting CalFresh benefits, the California Department of Social Services issued a reassurance earlier this month. 

A May 3 news release quoted the department’s Acting Director Pat Leary: “It’s very important to know: Applying for CalFresh will not change your SSI eligibility or benefit amount in any way.”

 The growing prevalence of food insecurity—lack of access to a sufficient amount of affordable and nutritious food—worries people who work with senior citizens.

It’s especially alarming in a place like Orange County, where people 65 and older represent the only growing segment of the county’s population.

How to Apply

SSI recipients can sign up for CalFresh benefits in the following four ways.

• Online: Go to GetCalFresh.org.

• By phone: Call (877) 847-3663 for help available in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Cantonese, and Russian.

• Walk in: Visit a local CalFresh office. Locations can be found on an interactive map at CalFreshFood.org.

• Attend the workshop in Clubhouse 3 on June 28. 

Finbars Kitchen Menu

Finbars Kitchen will bring Italian fare to Clubhouse 1 on June 17 with service between 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not needed. People can come in any time between those hours, and the dining room stays open until 7 p.m. (see menu, page 11).

Hometown Buffet will have a Sunday brunch, $11, with an omelet bar in Clubhouse 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 23. Hometown Buffet brings brunch to Leisure World on the second and fourth Sundays, no take-out. 

 The menu changes monthly and will be sent out via LW Live! and printed in the LW Weekly.  (Copies are available from the Recreation Office). 

Minibus service is available until 6:30 p.m. to Clubhouse 1 and the Access bus is available by appointment. For further information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary will host a luncheon for all Leisure World veterans on Monday, June 17, in Clubhouse 4 at noon.  

The main course will be spaghetti and meatballs. The cost is $15 per person. 

Post 327 members and Sons of the Legion are also invited to attend. 

Let’s fill up Clubhouse 4 with veterans, who will be served a special lunch courtesy of the hard-working Auxiliary women. 

To make a reservation, call and leave a message for Eloise Knoll at 533-0773. 

GRF survey is in this issue

The Golden Rain Foundation is seeking resident input on three areas of community improvement—the possible addition of a restaurant and bar, expanded fitness facility and the creation of a learning center. Three separate surveys will be distributed to every household over the next few weeks.

Look for the first survey on the addition of a restaurant/bar as an insert in today’s paper. The deadline to return surveys is July 12. Surveys without a name, and Mutual and unit numbers will not be considered. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your opinion counted on whether a restaurant/bar would be a welcome addition to Leisure World and if it would, what type and where.

“It is very important that the (GRF) Board of Directors collect feedback from the community so that it can continually improve the quality of life in Leisure World,” said GRF President Linda Stone. “We want to know what amenities our residents enjoy, and possibly those they don’t.”

The Fitness survey will arrive June 20 with a return deadline, July 19; and the learning center survey will be delivered on June 27, return deadline, July 26.

Surveys may be dropped off at the off-white mailboxes located throughout the community, at the Recreation Office in Building 5, the LW Library or the Administration building. 

For more information, email kathyt@lwsb.com.

Mission Park Courts

The multipurpose courts at Mission Park will be closed the first Wednesday of every month after 3 p.m. for power washing. The Recreation Department thanks players for their cooperation and regrets any inconvenience.


Wa-Rite Club

The Wa-Rite Club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m.

Last week,  the three top losers, each with a three-pound loss  were Swana White, Tanya Moffat and Melinda Lee. 

The shock of gaining four pounds last week propelled Swana to work on getting her body under control this week. 

Tanya stuck to the Wa-Rite philosophy of eating healthy food. She loves vegetables, eats lean meats such as fish and chicken. She satisfies her salty cravings with a few nuts and her sweet tooth, with fruit. She walks about 2-1/2 miles a few days a week. 

Melinda is a busy gal, who tends to forget to eat meals sometimes and she lives upstairs, which helps her get exercise.

The Food for Thought this Week: Science has proven that sleep deprivation can adversely affect your appetite.

It was Share Week, so members offered helpful tips, including the accountability a support group provides, how to say “no thanks” when a host piles on food; healthy snacks such as cherry tomatoes and meal prep to avoid high calorie, on-the-run eating. 

Wa-Rite is a support group of women who need to lose 10 pounds or more.

Weigh-ins are from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10. To join or visit a meeting, call or text Diana Goins at 760-1293. You must be a LW Resident to join so bring GRF ID.

Alzheimer’s workshop kicks off June 18

Alzheimer’s Orange County and Alignment Health Plan will kick off their six-part workshop on Alzheimer’s awareness on June 18 with a class called Healthy Brain Strategies and Early Warning Signs of Memory Problems. It will be held in conference room 1 at the Health Care Center from 2-4 p.m. 

It is open to all residents.

The workshops will help residents understand the basics of dementia. 

Local businesses will provide refreshments.

The June 18 workshop will be led by Dr. Dung Trinh, a clinical assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Trinh’s discussion will focus on ways you can keep your brain healthy, as well as early warning signs. 

Refreshments will be provided by Right at Home.

Future workshops include Dementia 101, Caring Conversations, Planning for the Inevitable, Managing Legal Affairs and Being 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.

To make sure you get a seat, RSVP by calling the HCC reservation line at (949) 923-3233. Leave your full name and note the June 18 Alzheimer’s workshop.

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. Arrive by 11 a.m. to check in at the front desk. Reservations are not needed. 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.

Monday, June 17: Beef bolognese pasta with parmesan cheese, 50/50 salad with vinaigrette, orange juice, breadstick, fruit crisp

Tuesday, June 18:  Homemade vegetable soup with crackers, grilled chicken with lemongrass sauce, steamed rice, Oriental vegetable blend, diced pears

Wednesday, June 19: Chicken enchilada casserole, Spanish rice, zucchini, corn and tomato salad, melon

Thursday, June 20: Fish tacos with shredded red and white cabbage, pico de gallo and salsa soft corn tortillas, cilantro lime rice, pudding

Friday, June 21: First Day of Summer Celebration

Hot dog on whole wheat bun with diced onions, mustard, ketchup and relish, baked beans, carrot raisin salad, sugar-free popsicle, fresh fruit

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., is a nonprofit community service organization that delivers a variety of freshly prepared meals to homebound and active Leisure World shareholders. The discounted daily fee is $8.25 for a hot dinner and lunch consisting of a large salad or sandwich with a small side salad, dessert and carton of low-fat milk. Meals with a “friendly visit” are delivered weekdays between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Start a new client application online at www.mowlb.org or call Caron Adler at 433-0232.

Monday, June 17: Lentil and turkey stew with celery, onions, potatoes and carrots, biscuit, chocolate chip cookies, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, carrot and raisin slaw

Tuesday, June 18: Whole wheat spaghetti with meatballs, lemon peppered broccoli, sliced peaches, entrée chopped chicken pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, black olives, red onions, dressing and crackers 

Wednesday, June 19: Chicken enchilada casserole with verde sauce, pinto beans, seasoned cauliflower, apple turnover, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, German potato salad

Thursday, June 20: Herb-rubbed roasted pork with honey and garlic sauce, brown and wild rice, peas and carrots, chocolate pudding, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, three bean salad

Friday, June 21: Lemon pepper baked chicken, garlic and chives mashed potatoes, California blended vegetables, Mandarin orange, Caesar chicken salad with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons, dressing and crackers

Health Classes and Clubs

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.


Community Church

Community Church will celebrate Father’s Day on June 16 by honoring the men of the church after the worship service in Edgar Hall. 

The Fellowship Team has planned a special “Hula Hoop of Life” activity and special refreshments will be served. Men and women  are invited to enjoy Father’s Day with the Community Church family of faith.  

The morning service starts at 9:50 a.m. and will include special music from the Leisure World Korean Community Church Choir. The Scripture lesson is Romans 5:1-5 and John 16:12-15. Ted Walker will be lay liturgist. 

The Sunday evening Bible study, led by Joy Reed, meets weekly at 5 in the Fireside Room. The topic is “Death and Resurrection.” Everyone is welcome.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7  p.m. on June 14 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Karen Isenberg. 

An Oneg shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, June 15, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Isenberg. 

A potluck dairy lunch will follow at noon. 

During lunch, the Rabbi will discuss this week’s Torah portion.

The short story book club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at the home of Ruth Hermann. Call her for more information at 430-3107.

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

First Christian Church

First Christian Church will honor fathers this coming Sunday. The  morning begins at 9 a.m. with Elder Jack Frost teaching from Luke. At 9:30 a.m. the Hospitality Room will open for fellowship and light refreshments with Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski hosting.

The Saturday evening service begins at 5:15 with the Hospitality Room opening at 4:30 p.m. 

Pastor Bruce Humes will begin worship service at 10:15 a.m. , followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in several hymns.   

The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Faith Of Our Fathers.” Elder Larry Massey will present the Communion meditation and service. For the offertory, Pastor Bruce and Margaret will sing “By My Spirit.”

Anita Ragole will sing “He Touched Me,” followed by Pam O’Malley who will read Joshua 24:14-24.

Pastor Gene’s message is called “My House,” based on Joshua 24:14-24. Fathers are expected to be the key influence in setting the spiritual example that will lead their whole family to faithfully serve the Lord.

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 more information.

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach, holds church services at 9 and 11:15 a.m. on Sundays. People of all ages are welcome. 

Spanish services begin at 1:45 p.m. 

For more information, call (714) 526-8233.

LW Baptist Church

The LW Baptist Church will celebrate fathers on June 16 in Clubhouse 4. 

The morning begins with Sunday School from 8:40-9:10 a.m. Bob Simons leads this class in study.

People meet for coffee and conversation until the morning service begins at 9:45.

The choir, under the direction of Darlene Harris, will sing.

Soloist Kip Watkins will sing the hymn “Holy City.”

Pianist Yvonne Leon will play the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn will give a message from Romans 6:1-11 titled “Father’s Day: Living the Life of Faith.”

The closing hymn is “Living for Jesus.”

The prayer room, attended by members of the congregation, will be open following the service.

The Men’s Fellowship Group will meet at  10 a.m.

The Energizers will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, for study.

For more information, call 430-2920.

Assembly of God Church

Assembly of God Church will celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday  at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Pastor Sam Pawlak will give a message called “The Badge and the Uniform.”

Denise Smith will lead worship with Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger and Diana Mushagian participating in the service. 

Carolyn VanAalst will give the monthly missions report.

The church holds a hymn sing at 6 p.m., Sunday, in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. A mother-and-daughter duet by Carol Darnell and Valerie Buterbaugh will be featured.

Ruth Olson will sing a chorus, and Dan Ballinger will lead songs selected by the congregation. Pastor Sam will give a devotion with more reports about recent missions trip to Poland. The evening includes fellowship and treats brought by people. 

Prayer meetings each Sunday are at 10 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

The Wednesday Bible study at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, will be led by Pastor Sam. He will conclude the study in the book of James.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will present Mindfulness Meditations as follows:

• Gentle movement to reduce pain and suffering from 2-4 p.m. on June 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

 •Learn how to use inquiry to explore thoughts and limit beliefs on Wednesday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. 

Everyone is invited to join facilitators in the meditations. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com. 

The Buddha Circle will also meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, in Clubhouse 4 for a lesson in Buddhism by Ven. Joyful Heart from Desert Zen Center. Check the website at LWSB.com under Religion, Buddha Circle, for more information. There is no membership, just a gathering of like-minded people. All residents are welcome.

For more information, call (714) 933-5122.

Korean Community Church

Rev. Yong Jang Young, senior pastor of the LW Korean Community Church celebrated its ninth anniversary and second anniversary in its new Community Church home on June 2.

Pastor Lee Jung Geun gave the sermon.

Deacon Kim Jin Sun sang a special praise, “Psalms Chapter 23.”

Lee Jung Ha, Lee Yun Ja and Kim Yung Mi were given the title of GwonSas. They will serve Communion.

The KCC holds worship on Sundays at noon in the sanctuary.

Early morning prayer is held from Tuesdays-Saturdays at 6 a.m. in the sanctuary.

On Saturday mornings after worship, breakfast is served and members hike on the beach or at a local park.

The church is planning a pilgrimage to Israel and Jordan departing April 12 2020. Applications for participation will be accepted until the end of August.

Life Changers

Life Changers are people who can bring the power, favor and light of heaven into circumstances encountered here on earth. Learn how to do this in a five-month study from 1:30-3 p.m. on the first and third Fridays through October. The class started on June 7 but all are welcome. For more information, call Joan Eisenhart at 343-8066.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity on June 16. 

The First Reading is Proverbs 8:22-31, and the Second Reading is Romans 5:1-5.

A Father’s Day Novena of Masses (June 16-June 24) will be offered for all fathers whose names are submitted through the envelopes in the pews.  

The Women and Men of Grace Prayer Group meets  Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at the church.

A Bible study group meets Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in the parish rectory. 

All are welcome on any Tuesday.  

 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.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Home League will meet at 7 p.m. on  Monday, June 17, in Clubhouse 4. 

Pastor Rolland Coburn of Leisure World Baptist Church will speak. 

He and his wife, Carolyn, have faithfully served there for 12 years. He will give a message from the Sermon on the Mount called “It is Written.” Everyone is welcome.

Community Church CERT Talk

Phil Mandeville, CERT instructor and Mutual 11 resident, recently spoke to a large group at Community Church about the need to be prepared for a big earthquake and how to help themselves and others afterward.

CERT stands for “Community Emergency Response Team.” The course trains people on how to respond in a disaster and is designed to help them protect themselves, their families, neighbors and neighborhoods in an emergency situation.

Phil was impressed with  Pastor Johan Dodge’s state-of-the-art emergency kit.

At community Church,  member Kelly Frankiewicz is a Red Cross volunteer chaplin and Joanna Matos, a certified CERT volunteer.

Many members are planning to attend Phil’s next CERT class in October.

Redeemer Lutheran

“Our Father’s Love” will be the sermon focus for Sunday, June 16, as Father’s Day will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at Redeemer Lutheran Church.    

“Holy, Holy” will be performed by the full choir, with congregational singing and celebratory music lead by organist Sharon Heck.  Pastor Lynda Elmer will read the Scriptures, and prayers will be led by Karen Ford.  Anita Smart leads the greeting team, and Maria Swift will usher.  All are invited for special Pentecost refreshments during fellowship following the service.

The Book of Romans is the focus for weekly Wednesday Bible class meets June 19 in the Fellowship Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer. All are welcome.

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

For further information, call the church or visit www.redeemerlutheransealbeach.com.

Faith Christian Assembly

George Herbert, English poet, orator and Anglican priest, once said, “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” Sunday, June 16 is Father’s Day and Faith Christian Assembly will play special tribute to fathers at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Pastor Gwyn Vaughn will preach a message that will inspire everyone. Dads will receive a gift as a way of conveying how much the church appreciates the hard work and the vital investment they  have made in the lives of their children. 

There will be no evening service on June 16.

Faith Fellowship Time meets at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room. A midweek Bible study is taught by Pastor Sheri Leming at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Garden Room. GriefShare is held Fridays at 2 p.m.

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

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev will present “Naso,” this week’s Torah reading from Numbers 7:1-67, which instructs tribal princes to bring gifts to the Levites following the completion of the Tabernacle and the dedication of the altar. 

Services are accessed online on Livestream.com/Galityomtov and Facebook.com/galityomtov. Shabbat Ma’ariv (evening) services are at 6 and Shacharit (Saturday morning) services are at 10:30.

In addition to the Sabbath services, Rabbi-Cantor Galit Levy-Slater conducts a short Weekday Ma’ariv (evening) service every Thursday at 4 on SimShalom.com. 

It includes a Torah reading, a D’var Torah, a prayer for healing and the Mourner’s Kaddish.

It’s not too late to start Rabbi Galit’s new beginners Hebrew class  on Wednesday afternoons. To learn Prayerbook Hebrew or modern (conversational) Hebrew, contact Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com. 


Data breaches expose millions who had blood tests to possibility of fraud

by Cathie Merz


Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the country, and LabCorp, another blood testing provider said customer information may have been compromised due to a data breach by a third party provider, American Medical Collection Agency(AMCA) .

The Quest breach affects nearly 12 million customers between Aug. 1, 2018-March 30, 2019, while 77.7 million LabCorp customers’ records were potentially compromised during the same period of time.

The information on AMCA’s affected system included credit card numbers and bank account information, medical information and other personal information, e.g., Social Security Numbers, according to the Quest filing. Laboratory test results were not among in the stolen data, Quest said. According to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing data stored in the AMCA system from LabCorp includes consumers’ credit card and bank account information, as well as first and last name, date of birth, address, phone, date of service, provider and balance information.

The breach “comes as no surprise, as health care records command higher prices on the black market than most types of personal identifiable information,” said Darren Hayes, an assistant professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. “The breadth of information available from health care companies is far greater than most breaches. In the case of Quest Diagnostics, we can see that personal financial data and medical records appear to have been compromised.” 

Anyone affected by the breach should consider adding a fraud alert to the credit reporting agencies, and a credit freeze will provide additional protection to consumers.

In the past few years, dozens of companies, including Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, Michael’s Stores, LinkedIn, Starwood Hotels,Ticketmaster, British Airways, consumer electronics giant Newegg and health insurer Anthem have suffered data breaches that compromised tens of millions of accounts and payment-card numbers. In 2016, Yahoo disclosed two record data breaches in which 500 million and 3 billion accounts were compromised, respectively.

The so-called Magecart group of hackers breaks into vulnerable websites and installs malicious code to skim and send data back to hacker-controlled servers.

It is not a bad idea to type “data breach” into Google News once a day to see who the latest victim has been. Then if you shopped at that store or restaurant, you know to be extra vigilant about your credit card activity.

There are some simple steps to take to minimize chances of becoming the victim of identity theft or credit-card fraud if personal information has been compromised.

The first step is to determine what was stolen. Sensitive information falls into three general categories, least sensitive, more sensitive and most sensitive.

Least sensitive information includes names and street addresses. Such information is pretty harmless since is usually easily accessible.

More sensitive information includes email addresses, dates of birth and debit and credit card account numbers.

A stolen email address may result in increased spam; a stolen credit card will often result in fraudulent charges, but the card holder is generally protected from liability. A date of birth by itself is useless, but when combined with a name, it’s more valuable than an address, because it never changes and is often used to verify identity.

The most sensitive information includes Social Security numbers, online-account passwords, passport numbers, financial-account numbers and payment-card security codes, the three- or four-digit number printed on the front or back of payment cards.

An online-account password, combined with an email address, can be used to hijack online accounts. A card security code lets a thief use a stolen card number for online and telephone shopping. A bank account number lets snoops track financial history and even move money into an account.

The company that suffered the breach may say that even though email passwords or credit-card numbers were stolen, those items were encrypted and hence “safe.” Don’t take their word for it — hackers and cybercriminals can “crack” many forms of encryption. If a password was less than 10 characters long or uses words that can be found in the dictionary, consider it stolen.

If an online account has been compromised, change the password on that account right away. If you used the same password for any other accounts, change those as well, and make up a new, strong password for each and every account. Don’t reuse the password for a second account. That way, you’ll be limiting the damage next time there’s a data breach, and you won’t have to go through this process again.

If the online company offers two-factor authentication to protect an account, use it. With two-factor authentication, a thief who attempts to log into an online account can’t get in, even with the right password, unless he has a numeric code that the company texts to the legitimate user’s cellphone.

If creating and remembering all those new passwords is difficult, use a password manager to handle it all for you. With a password manager, you’ll need to remember only one password; the software will take care of the rest. The downside is that if the “master password” is compromised, all your accounts will be as well.

Check credit card statements regularly. Open statements or log-in to your account online and review all the charges. If you notice fraudulent activity, contact your card issuer immediately, and they will reverse the charges and likely issue you a new card.

Set up text or email alerts for your card. Then, every time a charge is made, you will immediately receive a text or email. You will know right away whether a charge is fraudulent.

If a payment-card number has been stolen, contact the bank or organization that issued the card immediately. Most credit cards have toll-free customer-service numbers printed on the back. Make sure to speak to a live human representative. Explain that the account is at risk of fraud, and ask the card issuer to alert you if it detects suspicious activity on your account. The bank will almost certainly cancel the card and issue you a new one straight away.

If fraud does take place before the bank is notified, the rules differ between credit cards and debit cards.

Professional credit-card thieves often try to “bust out” stolen card numbers with many purchases in a matter of hours, often on weekends when banks are not fully staffed, before the banks can cut off the card. Nevertheless, in the United States, federal rules limit the customer’s liability for fraud. If you alert the banks or card issuers before any fraudulent transactions take place, you’re covered.

But if fraud does take place before the bank is notified, the rules differ between credit cards and debit cards. For credit cards, the customer can report a card stolen or lost at any time, yet will be on the hook for at most $50 of fraudulent charges. For fraudulent charges on a monthly billing statement, the customer has up to 60 days to dispute the charges, in writing.

Debit cards have much less protection if fraudulent charges are rung up before the bank is notified. To get the $50 limited liability, the customer has only two business days after learning of the fraud to tell the bank. After that, you may be liable for up to $500; if more than 60 days go by and you still haven’t told the bank, you could be on the hook for the whole thing.

Possibly the worst piece of personal information to have stolen is your Social Security number. With that and your name, almost anyone can pose as you. A fake passport using your real name, place of birth and photo is almost as bad. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to replace an old Social Security number with a new one.

Consider a fraud alert. Contact one of the three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian or TransUnion, and place a fraud alert. This way, if anyone tries to steal your financial identity, by trying to open a credit-card account in your name you’ll know. You’ll also be alerted when anyone tries to look up your credit.

Fraud alert is free and lasts for 90 days but can be renewed. Request a credit alert online or call the bureau directly, Equifax (888) 766-0008; Experian (888) 397-3742; and TransUnion (800)680-7289. Each bureau is required to contact the others if an individual requests a fraud alert, and consumers need not provide any reason. This makes it harder for an identity thief to open an account in your name. When you have a fraud alert, a business is supposed to verify your identity before it issues credit, so it may contact you.

A credit freeze is more drastic and won’t allow anyone you don’t have an account with to run a credit report on you, or open an account in your name, without your explicit authorization. But it may cause unforeseen complications when applying for new credit cards or a mortgage, or even switch cellular carriers or cable-TV companies. Each agency will give you a PIN with which you can temporarily unlock your file in such instances.

Many large companies that suffer data breaches provide affected customers with one or two years of free identity protection. Take advantage of the offer, but read the fine print for what kind of protection you’ll get. A service that doesn’t monitor financial accounts won’t be of much help if your credit-card number, but not your personal information, was stolen.

These step should be taken to prevent your identity from being stolen, however is if identity fraud does occur you will need to file a report with the local police department as soon as possible. That may seem useless, but it’s extremely important, as it will establish a legal basis with which you can dispute any future fraud.

Next, file a formal report of identity theft with the federal government online with the Federal Trade Commission. Like the police report, the government report will be essential in disputing and resolving future fraud.

In the worst cases, clearing your name can take years. Make sure to document each phone call made, and each email message and letter sent, during your efforts.


Pedestrians, drivers share responsibility

by Eloy Gomez

GRF safety/emergency coordinator

Reports of pedestrians jaywalking within feet from a crosswalk, pedestrians crossing the intersection against a red light and drivers not stopping for pedestrians on crosswalks are becoming a common occurrence in Leisure World.

Is this due to a lack of patience? Are you in such a rush that you would risk your personal safety and safety of others? Have you lost respect for the right-of-way of others or it simply that you have forgotten that both pedestrians and drivers have responsibilities? Let’s be reminded of the responsibilities that apply to pedestrians and vehicle drivers.

Generally, pedestrians have the right of way within both marked and unmarked crosswalks. In fact, California Vehicle Code §21950 states, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. The driver of a vehicle approaching a pedestrian within any marked or unmarked crosswalk shall exercise all due care and shall reduce the speed of the vehicle or take any other action relating to the operation of the vehicle as necessary to safeguard the safety of the pedestrian.

Drivers are required to be extra cautious when a pedestrian is present or is likely to be present. But pedestrians are not faultless in all situations. In fact, a pedestrian might even be liable for a driver’s damages after a car-pedestrian accident, depending on the circumstances. California Vehicle Code §21950 (b), states, “No pedestrian may suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle that is so close as to constitute an immediate hazard, this includes crossing the street on a red light. Pedestrians need to remember to cross safely and do not impede traffic.

Safety tips for drivers

• Be cautious when pedestrians cross. Whenever you see pedestrians attempting to cross a street, regardless if they are at an intersection or in a marked crosswalk, you should slow to a stop. It doesn’t matter if there isn’t a traffic light or stop sign, exercise caution instead of taking a chance.

• Come to a complete stop at crosswalks. When you approach a crosswalk, marked or unmarked, come to a complete stop every time. Do not slow roll through any crosswalk, it presents an unnecessary risk of hitting a pedestrian.

• Always attempt to make direct eye contact. If you do see a pedestrian attempting to walk through a crosswalk, try to make eye contact, acknowledging you see him or her so they are alerted to your presence.

• Give pedestrians plenty of time to walk across. When a pedestrian, particularly elderly, disabled and young children are crossing the street, be sure to give them plenty of time to completely cross the street. Don’t roll into the crosswalk until they are fully across.

• Don’t pass vehicles stopped or braking for a pedestrian. If you see one or more vehicles stopped or coming to a stop whether or not at an intersection and/or crosswalk, slow to a stop and do not attempt to go around them.

• Report incidents to Security. Have LW Security’s phone number on speed dial to reports jaywalkers, pedestrian or vehicle red light violators. Be ready to provide as much detail as possible.

• Be patient. With people with disabilities, remember that you might be in their shoes a few days, weeks, months or years down the road.  

Pedestrians safety tips  

• Be cautious when crossing in a crosswalk. Always be alert, look left, right and left again before you begin to cross the street. Don’t think every driver will respect your right-of-way just because you are in the crosswalk.

• Avoid distractions while crossing a street. Put your cell phone down and avoid any other distraction that may keep you from making eye contact with drivers.

• Don’t take shortcuts. Cross streets using crosswalks when possible and use the safety crosswalk flags for increased visibility where available and never, ever jaywalk cross streets with center median like St. Andrews Drive. The curb and soft mulch cover are difficult to walk on.

• Be patient. Cross lighted intersection on a green light, if the amber hand/body signal is flashing or the 20 second countdown (in LW) has begun, wait for the next green light cycle. Do not take any chances and do not try to make it to the center island over the canal on St. Andrews, drivers do not need more distraction or might even react improperly when they see you there. 

• Report incidents to Security. Have LW Security’s phone number on speed dial to reports jaywalkers, pedestrian or vehicle red light violators. Be ready to provide as much detail as possible.

Remember all emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1 immediately. Be ready to provide location, cross streets or address for quick response.

For questions or additional information, contact Eloy Gomez, safety and emergency coordinator at 431-6586, ext. 356.

Remember When

June 15, 1989 – An earthquake shook LW at 9:57 a.m. It was centered in Montebello, California, and many LWers did not feel it. Peaches were on sale at the LW Market for 37 cents a pound and a 24-pack of Coors was on sale for $8.49. An upgraded one-bedroom was listed at $39,000.

June 17, 1999 – The Golden Age Foundation was sponsoring a property tax refund program. Filet mignon was going for $3.99 a pound and a two-bedroom unit in Mutual 6 with an enclosed patio was listed at $85,000.

June 18, 2009 – A story warned residents that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) with plastic bases posed a fire hazard. Purchasing was selling CFLs with ceramic bases. An oil change including five quarts of oil and filter plus tire rotation was $19.85. A Mutual 2, 1-bedroom unit was listed at $74,000.

Help make history live, tell your story, donate memorabilia, join the Historical Society. For more information, call Linda Johnson, vice president, at 594-9274, or visit the LW Museum in Clubhouse 1 from 2-4 p.m., Thursdays. For more information on the LW Historical Society, go to www.lwhistory.org.

Credits & 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 News or Golden Rain Foundation.

Janice Kay Matthews, Mutual 2, takes her hat off to the wonderful library and its staff who are very efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. “The book I want always seems to be there or can easily be ordered.”

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 maxi mum 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.


Security Corner

May Security Report

by Victor Rocha

security services director

I wanted to share the monthly recap of incidents that involved the Security Department during the month of May, 2019:

Fires – 6 

The majority of our small fires were due to unattended pots catching fire on a stove. Please ensure all burners are off after use.

Burglaries – 0

There were no illegal entries (sometimes referred to as ‘breaking and entering’) that occurred in the community.

Thefts – 11

There has been an increase in petty thefts inside the community. Some of these thefts have been “crimes of opportunity” where a vehicle or residence door was left unlocked and items were taken. We are currently assisting the Seal Beach Police Department on active cases. 

Vandalism – 0

Traffic Incidents – 5

All traffic incidents in May were minor and due to “depth perception” issues, such as vehicles striking another vehicle from the rear at a stop sign, vehicles colliding with objects while backing up out of the carport, etc. 

Miscellaneous Issues – 52

The Security Department handled a wide variety of miscellaneous calls for service, the majority being noise complaints, such as barking dogs and loud neighbors. Please be courteous and monitor the volume of your TV and radio, along with limiting loud noises during the hours of darkness. 

If you have an emergency, always dial 911 first, then the Security Department, 431-6586, ext. 377.

GRF Committee 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:

Tuesday, June 18 GRF Board of Directors (Special)

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25 GRF Board of Directors 

Clubhouse 4 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:

Friday, June 14 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, June 14 Annual Meeting Mutual 2

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Monday, June 17 Mutual 15

Administration canceled

Tuesday, June 18 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday June 19 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, June 21 Annual Meeting Mutual 15

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Friday, June 21 Roundtable with Mutuals/GRF

Administration canceled

Monday, June 24 Mutual 8

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25 Annual Meeting Mutual 17

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m. 

Wednesday, June 26 Mutual 10

Administration 9 a.m.

Thursday, June 27 Mutual 1

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, June 28 Annual Meeting Mutual 6

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m. 

Mutuals 2, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 16 canceled regular meetings in June.



The 55th Annual Meeting of Members of the Golden Rain Foundation was held in Clubhouse Four on June 12, 2018, called to order by President Linda Stone.

President Stone stated that today’s meeting had been convened in compliance with Article III, Sections 2 and 3, of the Foundation’s By-Laws and, following Corporate Secretary Reed’s statement that all members were sent notice of such meeting, she declared it to be in session at 2:00 p.m.


Corporate Secretary Joy Reed led the Pledge of Allegiance.


The Corporate Secretary reported that Board Members Perrotti, R. Stone, Snowden, L. Stone, Reed, Hopewell, Rapp, Dodero, Winkler, Heinrichs, Lukoff, Crossley, Fekjar and Moore were present. Executive Director Ankeny and Director of Finance Miller were also present. Directors Damoci, Gould, McGuigan and Pratt were absent. Fourteen members were present, eight constituted a quorum.


President Stone stated that by prearrangement, through a notice published for three consecutive weeks in the Leisure World Weekly, members wishing to do so were invited to participate in the Annual Meeting. Ten written requests were received and referred to the appropriate Mutual.


By REQUEST of Mutual Six shareholder Lynn Baidack, the reading of the minutes of the Annual Meeting held on June 13, 2017, was dispensed with, and the minutes were approved and ordered to be filed in the corporate records as heretofore published. Mrs. Reed seconded the motion; the Board members present unanimously indicated their favor of the motion. 


The present Board members were introduced by President Stone:

Mutual One, Leah Perrotti; Mutual One, Richard Stone; Mutual Two, Paula Snowden; Mutual Two, Paul Pratt; Mutual Three, Linda Stone; Mutual Four, Joy Reed; Mutual Five, Wayne Gould; Mutual Six, Susan Hopewell; Mutual Seven, Kathy Rapp; Mutual Eight, Steve McGuigan; Mutual Nine, Tony Dodero; Mutual Ten, Ronde Winkler; Mutual Eleven, Irma Heinrichs; Mutual Twelve, Carole Damoci; Mutual Fourteen, Barry Lukoff; Mutual Fifteen, Bob Crossley; Mutual Sixteen, Suzanne Fekjar; and Mutual Seventeen, Perry Moore.

President Stone recognized retiring Mutual Four, Eight and Twelve GRF Representatives for their service on the Board. On behalf of the community, President Stone thanked these Board members for their hard work and dedication and shared a brief history of their GRF activities. 


President Stone then introduced the newly-elected director of the Board: Marsha Gerber, Mutual Four.


In accordance with Article V, Section 2, of the GRF By-Laws, the Annual Meeting of members is the time and place for receiving reports from chairpersons. President Stone offered the opportunity for the committee chairs to offer comments, regarding their Committees. The Chairs thanked the members of their committees and staff members individually.


The Board member Ronde Winkler echoed the sentiments expressed in the Chair reports, adding recognition of the Policy Re-write Sub-committee.


Members of the Board, members of the GRF and shareholders: the President’s report was also included in the Annual Report. However, I wish to add that I am proud to have been given the opportunity to serve as President of the Golden Rain Foundation for 2017-2018. Over the years I have been involved with and on the board of many community organizations, but I can honestly say none have been more rewarding than my time with the Foundation. It has been a delight to work with my fellow board members…we have laughed, listened, debated, played and shared many wonderful moments throughout this past year.

The Golden Rain Foundation began the year with three new directors: Wayne Gould (Mutual 5), Tony Dodero (Mutual 9) and Patrick Anderson (Mutual 15). In July 2017, Mary Ruth Greer (Mutual 11) and Patrick Anderson (Mutual 15), due to unforeseen circumstances, had to leave the Board, but were ably replaced by Irma Heinrichs (Mutual 11) and Bob Crossley (Mutual 15).

We have three Directors that will be retiring in June:

Carole Damoci (Mutual 12) has been on the Board since 2012. She served as Deputy Secretary 2012-2013, Vice President 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2017-2018 and as President 2016-2017. She has been Chair of the Executive Committee for three terms and the Library Committee during the 2012-2013 term.

Among the Vice Chair-ships Mrs. Damoci has been chosen for were the Executive, Finance, Physical Property and Recreation Committees. She somehow found time to serve as a member on the Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc, Finance, ITS, Physical Property, Management Services Review Ad Hoc, Recreation, Security, Bus and Traffic, Strategic Planning Ad Hoc and the Los Alamitos Medical Center Advisory Board for three terms. Additionally, Carole led the Policy Re-Write Sub-Committee to Re-write most of the GRF policies, bringing them into the 21st century. Committed to enhancing the community’s lifestyle, she led the Entertainment Sub-committee for the past four years, choosing the summer amphitheater shows. Notably, Carole initiated and organized the long overdue new Leisure ID Card exchange program, leading to the issuance of over 9,300 ID cards. Her hard work, dedication and vast knowledge will be sorely missed. Carole has been a leader and instigator of many of our projects and programs. Thank you, Carole for all that you have done for the Foundation.

Joy Reed (Mutual 4) has stood on the Board since 2014. She has served as Corporate Secretary for three terms; 2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018. Joy has chaired the Architectural, Design & Review committee, served on Communications committee, Community Access Ad Hoc, Facilities & Amenities, ITS, Mutual Administration and Recreation Committee’s.

Joy brought a new level of distinction to the position of Corporate Secretary. She was the guiding light of the Bereavement Book and the Code of Ethics and will be missed by all. Thank you, Joy for your service.

Steve McGuigan (Mutual 8) has served and served well since 2014. He has chaired the Security, Bus & Traffic Committee in 2014-2015, 2015-2016 and 2017-2018, as well as Vice-Chair during the 2016-2017 term. Additionally, he served as a member of the Architectural Design & Review, Committee Charter Ad Hoc, Communications, Community Access Ad Hoc, Finance, ITS, Management Services Ad Hoc, Physical Properties, Recreation, RV Lot Ad Hoc, and Strategic Planning Ad Hoc committees. Steve has been a catalyst for many thought provoking debates and a very valuable board member as well as our longest winded member! Thank you, Steve.

To the retiring Directors, the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors along with our shareholders and members, thank you for your service to our community as we wish you all good health, joy and happiness in the next adventure in your retirement.

As you read the annual report you will easily note the number of projects and programs that have been accomplished this past year. Well, it takes a village to get this done. I can’t say enough about the team of GRF board members. Collectively they have done the time and work necessary…and they volunteer their time! 

I want to thank:

The 2017-2018 GRF Board of Directors for their commitment to the Foundation and for all their hard work and the many hours needed to ensure a successful year. There isn’t enough room to itemize the individual accomplishments of each director, it would take many, many pages. But know that each and every one of the Directors have been instrumental in the success of the whole. I have been honored this year to work with this respected group.

The committees and their respective chairs that put in a lot of heart and soul, time and effort towards achieving our ambitious goals.

And the 10,000 members for their support in attending the committee meetings, special meetings, Town Halls and the monthly GRF Board meetings.

Special thanks to the fabulous staff led by Executive Director Randy Ankeny that always goes above and beyond the norm…they are the backbone of the Foundation and are appreciated beyond measure. I couldn’t have done this job without Deanna Bennett and Corina Mancilla always keeping me informed, on time and on target. Once again, thank you for the opportunity to function as a leader of the Golden Rain Foundation. It has been an honor.


The Executive Director thanked the Board and staff for another excellent year.


President Stone announced that Ms. Gerber was officially installed as Director of the Golden Rain Foundation. 


The meeting was adjourned at 3:16 p.m.


Suzanne Fekjar, Corporate Secretary

Board of Directors



Rep. Rouda visits with members at meeting

The Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club members and supporters were honored with a visit from 48th Congressional District Rep. Harley Rouda during the May 29 monthly meeting. 

His report, while highlighting a number of accomplishments achieved during his first few months in Washington, also included lamenting that Congressional members have to start fund raising and campaigning almost the day they are elected because of their two-year terms. 

As Rep. Joe Kennedy, III, reminded viewers a few weeks ago in Orange County, “we are heading into an election year that is unlike most others in history.” Kennedy cautioned that the time to protect hard-fought victories in the county and across the country is now, before time and resources are shifted toward the 2020 Presidential run. Congressman Rouda echoed that theme, saying his campaign for reelection is well underway and that he has already become the target of partisan super PACs and dark money donors. In response, the club committed to help by reporting on his accomplishments and raising his name recognition here in Leisure World.

A presentation by club member Mariann Klinger followed. She led a lively discussion on the history and current status of attempts to enact the Equal Right Amendment. The ERA was passed in 1972, but it failed to earn the backing of enough state legislatures to be ratified by a 1982 deadline. Advocates want to strip this time limit requirement from the language. Congress recently held its first hearing on the amendment in 36 years. 

Klinger’s program was timely, in that the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) was reintroduced on May 23 in the 116th Congress by lead sponsors Rep. Judy Chu of California and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. The Act secures equality, autonomy and dignity for all people, reaffirming that pregnant people can have a safe and accessible abortion wherever they live. 

LW Democratic Club president Mary Tromp attended the California Democratic Party’s State Convention May 31-June 2 in San Francisco. Los Angeles labor leader Rusty Hicks was elected president of the State Party. Members of the Convention also passed a number of resolutions, including one that supported continuation of a statewide moratorium on new charter schools until California conducts a study examining how charters have affected public school districts, including their financial health. 

Tromp will join a panel of speakers covering other happenings at the Convention during the club’s June 25 monthly Voter Awareness session at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Reservations are required by calling, 296-8521.

Club members are reminded that the June 19 membership meeting in Clubhouse 4 will not begin until 2:30 p.m. due to a conflict with a GRF town hall meeting on changes in the 2020 Orange County voting procedures taking place at 10 a.m. 

For more information about the Democratic Club, Leisure World residents are invited to email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com.


June 19 meeting is ‘members only’

The LW Republican Club Board of Directors will have an open discussion on how members will support conservative Republican candidates throughout Orange County in 2019-2020. 

The June 19 meeting at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, will be open to club members only. 

Come and show your support for the cause. We need to return Orange County to “red” once again. 

—LW Republican Club Board of Directors.

GOP Club endorses positions for upcoming election

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

In a special meeting of the Executive Committee, the Leisure World Republican Club voted on June 7, to endorse 11 official policy positions. These positions will be promoted on signs and flyers.

Positions winning unanimous approval include, maintaining and moving back to a Constitutional Republic, Proposition 13, capitalism, small government, secured borders, legal immigration, a strong military, voter ID, tax reform/balanced budget, the Bill of Rights (including first and second amendments), God/Bible and voter ID.

The Pro-Life position received some opposition, but passed easily, with the understanding that it meant supporting laws that protect the unborn without specifying whether that meant after three months, six weeks or at conception, and what exceptions should be allowed.

Although everyone present supported Proposition 13, some wondered whether the list should include issues that deal only with California.

The rest of the meeting was dedicated to determining what strategies would be most effective in the 2020 elections. 

Among the options considered were voter registration, precinct walking versus calling, mailings, more candidate and guest visits with follow-up articles and TV interviews, political rallies, and vote harvesting. The most effective strategies in the past have been a voter registration table and calling voters.

A guest visit with a follow-up article and TV interview is being tried this month with the recent visit of California Republican Central Committee delegate Amy Phan West, a candidate for Westminster City Council. The visit received attention in LW Weekly newspaper and a TV interview is airing on “Harmonizing Humanity” on Spectrum Cable SBTV-3 during June. It will also be put on YouTube.

The LW Republican Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 Room 2. All are welcome.



Medals distributed to LW athletes

by Cathie Merz


The first Leisure World Olympic medals were distributed on June 5 by Golden Rain Foundation Director Perry Moore, Mutual 17, who was the driving force behind the event.

“This was something Perry wanted for five years,” said Leah Perrotti, GRF Recreation chair, “to encourage more fun and involvement in the community.” 

“This event didn’t just happen,” she said. She thanked GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny, GRF President Linda Stone and the Recreation Department for the strong commitment to meet the continued needs of the community and for their work to get the event together. And she especially thanked all the clubs who spent many hours organizing tournament to determine the medal winners. 

Mrs. Perrotti hopes that the medalists will act as ambassadors of the community to encourage moving more and getting healthy, while developing fellowship and having fun with others.

The clubs that participated in tournaments were the Ladies Q Club, Shuffleboard Club, Table Tennis Club, Bocce Ball, Pickleball, Women’s Golf Club, Men’s Golf Club, Men’s Pool Club, and LW Bowling Leagues.

Sixty people participated in the bocce 10-week tournament at the new bocce court located in Mission Park. Bocce organizer Joy Kolosky was happy that the Olympics provided an opportunity to introduce the sport to shareholders and looks forward to more shareholders coming to the courts on Thursdays and Sundays to participate in games. 

Pickleball is another new sport played in LW and presented medals to 12 players. 

Terry Otte and Abilene provided country music after the ceremony.

LW Olympic medal winners

Ladies Q Club

Team B – Gold, Ginny Geigle; silver, Ginny Hanawalt; bronze, Gerri Wright

Team A – Gold, Wildfire Christensen; silver, Sally Mansis; bronze, Milly Larsen

Shuffleboard Club

Gold, Maureen Habel; silver, Lee Broadbent; bronze, Carrie Kristner

Table Tennis

Gold, Group A, Joseph Cho and Van Nguyen; Group B, Wendy Wu and Henry Baldoni; Group C, Sally Cavverivo and Linda Joo

Bocce Ball

Gold, Roger and Carolyn Bennett; silver, Richard “Red” Ryals and Milly Larsen; bronze, Dennis Jensen and Tommy Hoang Vu; honorable mention, Robert Berry and Terry Thrift


Level 2.5 – Gold, Susan Dodson; silver, John Perotti; bronze, Bill Zurn

Level 3.0 – Gold, Lynn Baidack; silver, Darlene Boyce; bronze, Connie Terry

Level 3.5 – Gold, Pennie Alberts; silver, Annemarie Lovahl; bronze, Paul Shellenberger

Level 4.0 – Gold, Trai Nguyen; silver, Bob Magie; bronze, Bobby Pham

Women’s Golf 

Low Net – Gold, Anne Walshe; silver, Kyung Cho; bronze, Kay Hung

Low Gross – Gold, Janice Turner; silver, Devora Kim; bronze, Gege Kwak

Men’s Golf

Low Net – Gold, Alan Sewell; silver, Bob Turner; bronze, bob Barnum

Low Gross -Gold, Jae H. Lee; silver, Dennis Kotecki; bronze, Won Song

Men’s Bowling

Gold, Danny Bigelow; silver, Frank Snee; bronze, Renato Villanueva

Women’s Bowling

Gold, Linda Peters; silver, Sharon Van Otterloo; bronze, Lacey Hastings

Rollin’ thunder will host flea market on June 29

Are there “treasures” in your closets and cabinets that you haven’t used — or even seen — in years? Are you tripping over stuff that you are saving, but your grandkids will be tossing? If so, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club can help you regain control of your apartment. 

The club is holding its first Flea Market on Saturday, June 29, at Clubhouse 2, from 8 a.m. -1 p.m., and is seeking donated items to sell. Proceeds will help support the club’s on-going Air & Water golf cart maintenance program and other safety-oriented special events.

Donations and assistance setting up, will be gladly accepted on Friday, June 28, beginning at 4 p.m.

In addition to the club’s fund-raising tables, there will be many tables “rented” by Leisure World residents to sell their own knick-knacks, clothing, electronics, Kodak Brownies and next December’s stocking stuffers. 

Beverages and snacks will also be on sale.

For further information, please call Club President Tom Davis at 431-6859.

•••Leisure World’s popular July Fourth Golf Cart Parade is in its final planning stages by the Rollin’ Thunder Club. This highly anticipated event will feature dozens of colorfully decorated golf carts, and will follow a route covering most of the community’s main thoroughfares and larger residential streets.

Participants can finalize their decorations at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Clubhouse 4. The parade will officially get underway at 10 a.m. and conclude an hour later at Clubhouse 6.

All golf cart owners and their families and friends are invited to reserve a spot in the line-up by calling Club President Tom Davis at 431-6859; Rollin’ Thunder Club membership is not required.

All participants are reminded to charge their batteries (or get that gas tank filled) prior to the parade.


All LW vets invited to annual picnic

The annual picnic for all veterans residing in Leisure World is set for Sunday, July 7, in Clubhouse 1 picnic ground starting at 11 a.m. The Filipino Association of Leisure World is hosting the event for the ninth year to honor our “American Heroes” who unselfishly sacrificed their precious time and life to preserve the freedom, all Americans enjoy today. It is a gesture by all the members of FALW to show their gratitude to these brave heroes.

All veterans are welcome to participate in this event. The first 75 veterans who register before June 30 will receive a token gift. Come enjoy the day with programs, games and food. To participate, call and submit your name, branch of service and telephone number before June 30, to be included in the list of “Heroes.” For further information, call Ren Villanueva, 493-1406; Ric Dizon, (714) 225-3597; Eileen Merritt, (714) 423-3109; Jane Haas, (714) 423-3689; Dove Sonza, 477-5541; Essie Hicks, (714) 488-6149; or Myrrha Villanueva, 493-1406.

Annual Golden Age meeting is June 26

The Golden Age Foundation will have its annual board meeting on Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. in the Building 5 Conference Room B. Building 5 is across from Clubhouse 6 and Conference Room B is located behind GRF Security office Decal Office. All members of the Foundation are welcome to observe the annual board meeting. 

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

Bicycles will be returned on June 26

Jax Bike Shop will return bicycles taken for repairs on June 26 between 2-3:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. Eleven bicycles were taken for repairs during the June 5 service event, and countless bike tires were filled, chains lubed and seats/handlebars were adjusted.

Bike service is suspended in July and August, and will possibly resume in September. 

For service during the summer, call Dave Hanson, (714) 749-8020. He will pick up and deliver bikes for $30 for residents.


Neuropathy is topic tomorrow

Dr. Elizabeth Weidlich, board certified chiropractor, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, June 14, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Dr. Weidlich has been in practice in Los Alamitos for over 22 years and has specialized training in neuropathy, functional medicine and nutrition. She is an author and speaks regularly in the community to help educate and empower her patients and the community on improving their health and achieving their wellness goals. 

Arrive 5-10 minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the meeting. The club appreciates shareholders bringing their own coffee mugs to participate in the club’s “Save The Earth” program. 

The Sunshine Club is designed to help people get along in the community, for neighbors to have better communication and to get the best out of living in Leisure World. 

The club meets from 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 (except the first Friday in Room 9). All shareholders are welcome to attend; membership is not required.

The club began in January 2012 with the mission of reading The News to help inform shareholders on what was happening in the community. The mission has never changed and club uses LW Weekly as a text book.

Be sure to sign the attendance book and include name, mutual and unit number to comply with GRF Recreation Committee policy. 

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


Make reservations for card party, luncheon June 26

The PEO hosts a card party and luncheon on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The next party is June 26 in Clubhouse 2 at 11:45 a.m. All Leisure Worlders are invited. 

Men and women are welcome to join in the fun. People can play any game they want. Find some friends and bring cards, dominos, Yahtzee, or cribbage, and enjoy a catered lunch for $12. Start any size table but, reservations are needed. Call Jan Krehbiel, 431-8240, with any questions or concerns before June 22. 

PEO is a philanthropic organization that sponsors college education scholarships for women. 

June shredding event was success

Free document shredding is one of the Golden Age Foundation’s service programs for shareholders in Leisure World.

Every four months the GAF pays for a truck to come to the Clubhouse 2 parking lot to shred sensitive documents from 10 a.m.-noon. 

On June 6, in spite of the June gloom weather, well over 200 shareholders took advantage of the service. Twenty-nine barrels of documents were shredded.

Ten Golden Age Foundation board members volunteered to serve water and carry documents to the barrels or to offer drive-through service so shareholders didn’t need to get out their vehicles to unload their bags and boxes.

The next shredding service is planned for Thursday, Oct. 3. LW Weekly for the details.

For better service, remember to remove staples and paper clips.

No electronic devices are accepted and contaminated bags are turned away.

Golden Age Foundation also sponsors a small battery disposal. Small used batteries can be disposed of at the shredding event.

Golden Age Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of Leisure World shareholders and residents. The Foundation was established in 1973 by members of the Board of Directors of the Golden Age Foundation.


Chopin, Schumann will be studied today

The Korean-American Classic Music Academy will meet today, June 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 for a class featuring the works of Chopin and Schumann.

Ken Chong will present Chopin’s “Polonaise Heroic” and “Fantasie-Impromtu” and Schumann’s “Scenes from Childhood” and “Woman’s Love and Life” (song cycle).

Robert Chung will follow at 11 a.m. with member’s favorites.

The class is conducted in Korean. The objective of the KACMA is to promote fellowship through interpretation and appreciation of classical music, including symphonies and operas and by attending concerts.

For further information, contact President Angel Joh, 598-0313, or Program Chair Robert Chung, 387-7377, robertschung@hotmail.com.Recreation, Library Newsletter 

The GRF Recreation Department, in conjunction with the LW Library, will have their July-August newsletter available next week. 

See all the upcoming events for the month at a glance. Be sure to stop by the Library or the Recreation office in Building 5 for your free copy soon.

Rollin’ Thunder rolls into summer with a full slate

by Mike Levitt

LW contributor

Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club released its 2019 Summertime calendar of events.

Kicking off the schedule is the club’s monthly general meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at noon in the Clubhouse 1 barbecue area. The club will provide hot dogs and fixings, while members are urged to bring side dishes adequate to serve a minimum of a dozen guests.

The club’s first-ever, fund-raising flea market, will be held Saturday, June 29, at Clubhouse 2 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Treasures galore will be on sale for a mere pittance, while proceeds will help sustain the club’s many safety-oriented activities.

A safe-and-sane way to celebrate the nation’s independence will be by participating in the club’s annual 4th of July golf cart parade. Departing at 10 a.m. from Clubhouse 4, dozens of colorfully decorated golf carts will follow a route to Clubhouse 6. 

July 23 is the date of the second potluck summertime general meeting, also at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area, beginning at noon, the same location for the Aug. 27 and Sept. 24 summer meetings.

More than 50 golf carts and scooters were serviced at the June 1 Air & Water Day golf cart maintenance event. The club will hold the next Air & Water Day on Sept. 7. Batteries will have their water levels checked and tires will be inflated to the proper pressure for safe and long-life operation. This quarterly event takes place at the Pit Stop maintenance area adjacent to the Mini-Farms from 9-11 a.m.

For further information on any of the above activities, contact President Tom Davis at 431-6859.

RSVP to attend Korean War vet dinner

The Korean American Association will host a “thank you” dinner for Korean War veterans at tonight, June 13, at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

Check in at 4:30 p.m. at the registration desk before entering the main hall to get name badge.

All the Korean War veterans who served between June 1950-July 1953 and RSVPed are invited to the event so that the club can show its appreciation for their sacrifice and dedication towards freedom and democracy in the Korean peninsula. 

Korean military veterans living in Leisure World who fought against North Korea during the war are presenting at this event.

There will be gifts for the veterans who attend. 

For more information, contact Anna Derby, 301-5339.

HHUG collecting items for homeless

Hearts and Hand United in Giving (HHUG), a local non-profit, donates clean used towels and washcloths, new disposable razors, toothbrushes, travel size shampoos, lotions, bath soaps and toothpaste to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center that provides a variety of services to homeless men, women and families in the community.  

HHUG makes two deliveries every month. If you have any of these items to donate, call Susan Hopewell at 430-6044 or Linda Neer at 430-3214 for pick up or leave on porch, Mutual 6, 1320 Mayfield Road, 62-A or Mutual 2, 1503 Merion Way, 48-A.

Golden Age Foundation manned booth at fourth Life Options Expo

The Golden Age Foundation participated in its fourth Life Option Expo organized by GRF. It is a great opportunity to show how Golden Age helps to enhance the quality of life in Leisure World and what it offers to active living seniors.

 Mutual 2 shareholder Yvonne Cao won the gift basket donated by Golden Age Foundation. The basket contained a Trader Joe’s gift card, several goodies and a letter of congratulation. Yvonne has been a shareholder since 2007.


Space is available for obituaries of residents and former residents.

• An “In Memoriam” column is available free of charge. Limited to name, mutual number and date of death.

• An obituary with or without photo is available free of charge for the first 250 words. Additional words will be charged at the rate of 25 cents per word. Notices written by the news staff will be free and no more than 250 words.

• Notices from mortuaries and non-GRF members will be printed exactly as submitted and charged at the non-member classified advertising rate, $12 for the first 12 words and 25 cents for each additional word. 

• Bordered, decorative obituaries and eulogies are available in any size at the prevailing display advertising rate.

• Obituaries may be published as news articles when the person has been a member of the GRF Board of Directors, or when, in the opinion of the managing editor, the passing of a person is newsworthy to a sufficiently large number of GRF members.

• A “Card of Thanks” section is available in the classified section of LW Weekly at the member classified advertising rate, $8 for the first 12 words and 25¢ per word thereafter, for persons wanting to express their thanks for help during bereavement, sickness, etc.


Lowman, Larry Lee


Larry Lee Lowman, 78, Mutual 14, died June 2, 2019. 

Larry was born on Oct. 16, 1940, in Gary, Indiana, to Dale and Jayne Lowman.

He retired from Rockwell International as a telecommunications planning advisor.

He moved to Leisure World from Cypress in 2013 and was a member of the Mutual 14 finance/budget and landscape committees. He also created and published the Mutual 14 News. 

Larry was an avid fisherman, friend father, grandfather and neighbor. 

He is survived by his daughter, Lori Lowman Soltis and her husband, Paul Soltis; son, Larry Lowman, Jr., and his wife, Stacy Lowman; granddaughter, Taigan Lowman; and brother, Phil Lowman.

A memorial service will be held on June 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to STAT Sanctuary, at savetheanimalstoday.org.


Janus, Romaine B.


Romaine “Curly” B. Janus, Mutual 15, died May 22, 2019, at age 101.

Romaine was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Behrend and Emma Broeker. 

She married Russell Janus on Nov. 25, 1937, in Cleveland.

She worked as a court reporter.

She moved to Leisure World in 1998 from Cleveland and participated in golf and cards.

She is survived by her son, Russell (Nancy) Janus.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on June 22 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in LW, officiated by Nathan and Jason Kilian.

Burial will be in Cleveland.


Galliani, Mary


Mary Galliani died on May 10, 2019. She was surrounded by family and passed peacefully in her sleep at her home in Mutual 7. 

Born in New York City on April 12, 1936, she was the only girl in the family of seven boys, all who were born in Ireland. 

She married Dan Galliani, a Brooklyn boy on Nov. 30, 1956. The couple had three children while living on the East coast. Their children, Joseph, Anne and Marc, all now live in California. 

After a successful career in opera and the movies, Dan moved the family to California, first to Santa Monica, then to Long Beach and on to Leisure World. 

In 13 years in Mutual 7, Mary spent 10 years teaching a comedy improve class called “Enter Laughing.” While living in Santa Monica, she appeared in a film with her husband and was able to get her Screen Actors Guild membership card. She went on to appear in several TV shows and a few commercials. As part of her career, she spent two years as a member of the “Off the Wall” comedy improv group in which Robin Williams was a member.

She left the group and started a stand-up comedy career appearing in many of the comedy clubs in and around Los Angeles. Mary was widely known for her sense of humor and her easy, warm smile. 

All of her students and fans who watched her at the Amphitheater with Dan and her large family here and abroad will miss this astounding woman.


Preston, Joseph


Joseph Preston, 92, Mutual 6,  died on April 18, 2019.

Joseph was born on Jan. 31, 1927, in Dunfermline, Scotland, to Jean Agnes Cartman and William John Preston. He married Catherine Bell Ritchie on Sept. 17, 1948, in Dunfermline.

Joseph worked as a ramp serviceman for United Airlines.

The Prestons moved to Leisure World in 1987 from Cerritos. Joseph was a member of the Britannia Club. He enjoyed playing bingo and Amphitheater concerts. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine, on Aug. 17, 2001 and son, Robert Preston.

He is survived by his  daughter Jean Preston Harries; son, Joseph W. (Susan) Preston; daughter-in-law, Gwen Preston; grandchildren, Andrew, Juliane and Ian Harries; step-grandchildren, Brendon, Jordon and Sabrina Mulligan; and great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Frank and Max Harries.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on June 22 at Forest Lawn, Cypress, Church of Our Father. A celebration of life will follow in Clubhouse 2. 

In Memoriam

Lindsay Davis, 84

Mutual 15

June 6, 2019


In Memoriam 

Nathaniel Ervin 47

Michele Karasony 63

Michael Maxwell 63

Diane Sweat 64

Theap Prim 81

Alejandro Muro 42

Juan Leon 84

Richard Kivi 91

Lucy Munoz 57

Sandy Deppe 75

Jordan Jones 35

Alexander Hernandez 

Paula Cruz 87

Jose Moncada 64

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary


LACMA offers more than 150,000 works of art

The Leisure World Library is escorting a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) on Tuesday, July 16. The cost of the trip is $43.

LACMA is located in Hancock Park on Wilshire Boulevard. The campus is over 20 acres and has more than 150,000 works of art spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. 

LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. It is located halfway between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, in the Miracle Mile district. The museum is adjacent to the famous La Brea Tar Pits fossil site.

LACMA serves more than a million visitors a year with its rich art collection. Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.

LACMA opened in 1910 as part of the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science and Art, located in Exposition Park. 

In 1961, LACMA became a separate, art-focused institution. LACMA opened its new Wilshire Boulevard location to the public in 1965. The museum is built in a style similar to the Lincoln Center and the Los Angeles Music Center, consisting of three buildings, the Ahmanson Building, the Bing Center, and the Frances and Armand Hammer Building. The Ahmanson Building features the permanent collection; the Hammer Building houses special exhibitions; and the Bing Center is a 600-seat theater used for public programs. 

Urban Light is indisputably the most popular artwork on campus. It is composed of 202 historic street lamps dating from the 1920s-930s that were originally spread throughout Southern California. Urban light was unofficially adopted by Los Angeles as a symbol of the city. 

In honor of the sculpture’s 10th anniversary, last year, all 309 incandescent light bulbs were replaced with LED bulbs, resulting in approximately 90 percent savings in power for LACMA while also reducing emissions of greenhouse gas and other harmful pollutants. The sculpture is outside in the Smidt Welcome Plaza and can be seen from the street 24 hours a day. 

Check in for the trip will begin at 9:15 a.m. in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. The bus will depart LW at 9:45 a.m. The bus will depart the museum at 4 p.m.

Once inside the museum participants are free to peruse the collection at their leisure. There are multiple dining options on LACMA campus or bring a lunch.

Tickets can be purchased at the Recreation Department in Building 5. 

For more information on the trip, visit the Library or call 598-2431. For information regarding tickets availability, call 431-6586, ext. 326.


Purchase tickets to see Angels

Hurry to the Recreation Office to purchase tickets for the second GRF sponsored Angels game on June 27. The Angels will take on the Oakland Athletics at 7:07 p.m. All in attendance will receive a Mike Trout backpack cooler. 

See Mike Trout, the highest paid baseball player, who is a leading vote getter in Major League Baseball’s 2019 All-Star balloting.

Tickets will be presold at the Recreation Office for $40, which includes transportation. A hot dog and beverage may be purchased for an additional $6.50, and a ball cap may be added for $3.

The third Leisure World Day at Angel Stadium will be on July 31, when the Angels play the Detroit Tigers. Tickets will go on sale soon. 

Participants need to complete a release form, available at the Recreation Office. The bus leaves promptly at 5 p.m. from the Amphitheater parking lot, but those going must arrive by 4:30 to be processed. 

Accessible seating is available if requested at the time of ticket purchase. The tickets are non-refundable.

The Recreation Office is located in Building 5, lower level.

For more information, contact the Recreation Coordinator at 431-6586, ext. 326, or email events@lwsb.com.

Grand Canyon National Park celebrates 100th anniversary

On Feb. 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon became a national park. The canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt visited the site and said: “The Grand Canyon fills me with awe. It is beyond comparison—beyond description; absolutely unparalleled through-out the wide world… Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” 

It was 16 years before the canyon with its unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms was granted protection through the Grand Canyon National Park Act. The act was signed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. The National Park Service, established in 1916, assumed administration of the park.

Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size.

In 1979, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site.

The canyon is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. It was formed over time by the Colorado River. Scientists estimate that the river first carved out its path more than 17 million years ago. 

Even though the average distance across the canyon is only 10 miles, it takes five hours to drive the 215 miles between the park’s South Rim Village and the North Rim Village.

American Indians have cared for, shared knowledge of and admired this special place as the canyon’s original stewards for over 12,000 years. 

John Wesley Powell set out on a three-month expedition to explore the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon in 1869.The expedition included nine men, four boats and food for 10 months. This was the first official U.S. government-sponsored passage through the Grand Canyon.

A variety of activities at the South Rim cater to park visitors. A driving tour, 35 miles, along the South Rim is split into two segments. The western drive to Hermit’s Point is 8 miles with several overlooks along the way. Access to Hermit’s Rest is restricted to the free shuttle provided by the Park Service from March-December. The eastern portion to Desert View is 25 miles is open to private vehicles year round.

Walking tours include the Rim Trail, which runs west from the Pipe Creek viewpoint for about 8 miles of paved road, followed by 7 miles unpaved to Hermit’s Rest. Hikes can begin almost anywhere along this trail, and a shuttle can return hikers to their point of origin.

Sports & Games

Cards and Games Scoreboard 

Friendly Pinochle Club winners June 6: Margaret Smith, 13,130; Jim Dix, 12,190; Antonia Zupancich, 11,690; Sylvia Clinton, 11,610. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

– Bert Seller


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club – Overall winners in the 15-1/2-table game on June 6, were: first in Strat A and B: Bud Parish-Sue Fardette; second in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Betty Jackson; third in Strat A, second in Strat B: Jack and Cooie Dampman; fourth in Strat A, third in Strat B: Fred Reker-Russ Gray; fifth in Strat A, fourth in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alelmshah; sixth in Strat A: Alan Olschwang-Kiyo Nagaishi; fifth in Strat B: Howard Small-Diane Starbuck; sixth in Strat B: Peggi Spring-Monica Gettis; first in Strat C: Miriam Kelley-Judy Mthias; second in Strat C: Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert; third in Strat C: Miranda and Tony Reddy; fourth in Strat C: Nancy Lichter-Ellen Kice. Winners in the game on June 3 were: N/S: First in Strat A: Betty Jackson-Larry Slutsky; second in Strat A: Larry Topper-Frances Gross; third in Strat A: Bill Linskey-Gary Paugh; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Alan Olschwang-Chie Wickham; fifth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; second in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; tied for third in Strat B: Jack and Cooie Dampman and Shirley Knopf-Bettyanne Houts; first in Strat C: Louise Seifert-Stan Johnson. E/W: First in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-Rob Preece; second in Strat A: Judy Jones-Al Appel; third in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Marilyn McClintock; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B and B: Cookie Pham-Paul Chen; fifth in Strat A: Dorothy Favre-LaVonne McQuilkin; second in Strat B: Ellen Kice-Sue Fardette; third in Strat B: Ylia Ross-Rosemary Ford. Reservations are requested to play in the Monday and Thursday afternoon games in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Players are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations. To make or cancel a reservation for Mondays, call Midge Dunagan at 594-9698; for Thursdays, call Sharon Beran at 308-7838 or email her, no later than 10:30 a.m. on day of game, at hbsharonb@gmail.com. To cancel a reservation on game day or to report running late, call (636) 579-1357 between noon and 1 p.m. 

– Gene Yaffee


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners June 8: Syliva Clinton, 12,130; Amy Kasuyama, 12,310; Joan Taylor, 10,780; Richard Van Wasshnova, 10,650. Games are played from noon-4 p.m. on Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Peg Kaspar at 799-0433. 

–Bert Sellers


Burning Tree Duplicate Bridge Club winners: June 8: N/S: Bill and Tom Dilks; Bob and Pat Adam; Sherry Troeger-Bob Mault; Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert. E/W: Bud Parish-Dorothy Favre; Al Appel-Judy Jones; Joyce Henderson-Jane Reid; Lynn Danielson-Marilyn McClintock; Harriet Weiss-Joyce Basch; Howard Smith-Sue Boswell. June 7: Record turnout with 13 tables. N/S: Jenny Ernest- Bob Mault; Pamela Cole-Larry Slutsky; Jack and Cooie Dampman; Al Appel-Joan Tschirki; George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Russ Gray-Ellen Kice. E/W: Lavonne McQuilkin-Carol Murakoshi; Paul Chen-Cookie Pham; Don Valens-Barbara Wallace; Paul and Monica Honey; Howard Smith-Dorothy-Favre. The club meets Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:15 p.m. For information on how to join, call or text Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669. The next special event is the club championship on Saturday, June 22. 

–Fred Reker


Saturday Social Bunco winners on June 8: Most buncos, tie, Yvonne Vostry and Marge Bradly. Most wins, Rita Fueyo. Most babies, Susie Ralton. Most loses, Pat Imbrian and Lois True. Door prize, Pam Kelly. The Saturday Social Bunco’s next meeting will is on Saturday, June 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 at noon. Sign-ups begin at 1 p.m. Due to the demand for tables, a 1:30 arrival is advised. Play begins at 2 p.m. The club meets the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 3 lobby. For more information, call Doris Dack, (714) 356-0443.


Y-Yahtzee Rollers Club winners June 7: Most Yahtzees, Susie Ralston, 5; highest score, Doris Dack, 1,578; door prize, Marilyn Moody. The club meets on the first and third Friday of each month from 12:30 to 4:00 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 Rose at 596-7237. 


Monday Bridge Club winners June 10: Pauline Fitzsimons, Marion Standish and Dick Triggs. Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pauline Fitzsimons at 296-8363.

– Pauline Fitzsimons


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners June 10: Julia Troise, 12,230; Marge Dodero, 11,410; Grace Finnegan, 11,140; Bert Sellers, 10,860. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416. 

–Bert Sellers


Best Time Bunco results from June 10: Most buncos, tie, Michie Kimura and Nancy Floyd. Most wins, Audrey Hutchings. Most babies, Sharon Tucker. Most losses, tie, Beverly Adams and Jim Barth. Door prize winner, Jackie Walters. Best Time Bunco’s next meeting is Monday, June 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 for a potluck dinner to kick off summer at 5 p.m. The club will provide ham and scalloped potatoes. Members are asked to bring a side dish to share. Bunco will start at the regular time, 6 p.m.  All are welcome.  For information, call Gail Levitt at 596-1346.


Joyce Smith wins her second final

Joyce Smith won her second final table at the Tournament Poker since moving to LW two years ago. Her hole cards of ace and 10 resulted in trip 10s and ace kicker, ending the tournament.

Second place was Chuck Burnett, followed by Cleo Looney, Donna Hernandez, Jon Jones, Mike Herman and Bette Sargent.

High hand was Mike Elias with aces full of kings. Second was Al Mategorin with aces full of fives. Mike Gass won the promotional hand, winning with the hole cards of ten and five.

Smith, Mutual 4, was in the hotel business before retirement. Her life is now occupied with grandchildren, shopping and gambling.

Private poker lessons are given by Barry Brideau, (714) 401-7622. Contact him if interested.

For other club information, contact Wendy Wu at (714) 366-0940.

Women’s Golf Club

Devora Kim is Club Champion again

The Leisure World Women’s Golf Club had its annual luncheon on June 3 and honored Devora Kim as the club champion for the second year in a row following a three-week club championship tournament ending on May 28.

The tournament winners are: 

Club Champion – Devora Kim, low gross, 84

Flight B winner – Marilyn Hewitt, low gross, 90

Flight C winner – Betty Regalado, low gross, 101

Flight D winner – Kay Hong, low gross, 100

Members thank the ladies who worked hard to make it a great luncheon. The Korean barbecue was put on by Sally Park, Soo Choi, Veronica Chang, Devora Kim, Susie Kim and Mary Park.


On June 4, 43 members of the LW Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net, and circle hole on No. 6. No one reached the circle hole.

The winners were:

Flight A – Low gross, tie between Soo Choi, 27, and Devora Kim, 27; low net, Grace Choi, 24.

Flight B – Low gross, Mary Greig, 30; low net, Judy Kim, 23.

Flight C – Low gross, Veronica Chang, 31; low net, Judy Ro, 22.

Flight D – Low gross, Sandra deDubovay, 35; low net, Chris Cisneros, 24.

LW Cribbage

Sandra deDubovay had the high score of 841 in Cribbage play on June 4. She was followed by Joe DiDonato at 837, Irvene Bernstein at 832 and Jorge Moy at 830. Fred Reker, Irene Perkins, Howard Bleakley and Alma Zamzow each had six games of 121. Marilyn Chelsvig unfortunately had no wins. There were 48 players.

Pat Blum celebrated a birthday and treated members to delicious cake and orange swirl ice cream. Pat and Margaret Smith served. 

The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesdays at noon in Clubhouse 1. Partners are not required and everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. To learn to play cribbage or for a brush up, call Patti Smith, 242-4674, and she will arrange for lessons. 

Come and join the friendly club and have fun. Players should arrive by noon to be assured of a table.

—Bobbie Straley

Chess Club Puzzle

This week’s puzzle: White moves first and for any answer by black, the white’s next move is checkmate.


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 a free lesson.


Solution to this week’s puzzle: Rb3

The white Rook moves from b2 to b3 . Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate. 


The 2018/2019 Shuffleboard Club’s league play ended on June 7. It has been a productive and fun season with each team being in first place at least once during the year. 

The first match of this final week had Puck Masters defeating The Classics 11- 7. All game winners for Puck Masters were Darlene Meyers and John Gustaves. All game winner for The Classics was Dennis Jensen. 

In game 2 Girl Power beat the Sliders 12 – 6. All game winner for Girl Power was Patty Peterson. 

Puck Masters persevered over the latter part of the 30 week season and ultimately captured the top spot with a 2-1/2 point (20-1/2-18) lead over The Classics. Sliders took third and Girl Power, fourth.

Puck Masters winning team consists of Captain Bob Peterson, Sal LaScala, Gary Jantzen, Anita Giroud, Harshad Patel, Mo Habel, Darlene Meyers and John Gustaves.

The annual Sue Mader Tournament is scheduled for June 14. This is a fun tournament and many participants are expected. Remember to sign up at the courts. 

The club will not meet again until Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Clubhouse 1 at 10 a.m. with social time starting at 9:30 a.m. Come learn more about the game and have a free doughnut and coffee.

The 2019/2020 Shuffleboard League season starts on Sept. 27 and runs through May 22. Time off from playing will be taken around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. It is currently anticipated that there will be at least three full teams for next season’s league play. To play or secure a spot on a team roster, contact President Carrie Kistner, (949) 300-0285, by Aug. 15. 

The last Friday luncheon will be June 28 at Ruby’s on Westminster and PCH at noon. 

 Call Carrie if you would like to learn how to play shuffleboard.

Learn to play bocce Sunday

A clinic for people interested in learning to play bocce will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m.-noon. Registration is not required, show up anytime between those hours. Experienced players will teach new players the rules, techniques and game strategies. There will be an opportunity to play the game in a non-competitive environment. Attendees may choose to sign-up for future tournaments. The bocce court is located behind Clubhouse 2 in Mission Park. For more information about the clinic contact Joy Kolesky at Jkolesky7@yahoo.com. or Dennis Jensen at Djensen323@gmail.com.


Three weeks into the seven-week bocce round robin tournament, leaders, from among 30 teams, have emerged in each of the three tournament days. Sunday’s leaders, with three wins, is shared between the teams of Bob Berry and Terry Thrift and Tommy Vu and Dennis Jensen. Tuesday’s undefeated leader is the team of Harshad and Chandra Patel. Thursdays leader with three wins is the team of Beth Mayer and Pat Rhodes. Congratulations to the leaders! However there are still four weeks of play to determine the top four teams who will meet in the playoffs on July 13.

Arts and Leisure 06-13-9

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 the second and fourth Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Rumba is taught from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; nightclub two-step, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; $5 per session. Singles and couples are welcome. For information, call (559) 403-8974.

•Ballet: 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 are held Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. (beginners, first hour; advanced, second hour) at Clubhouse 6, Room C; and beginner level only on Fridays, 2:30-4 p.m., Clubhouse 3, lobby. Newcomers should have general knowledge of line dance and basic dance steps. For more information, e-mail grapevinelinedance@gmail.com or inquire in classes.

•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: The waltz will be taught at 2 p.m. and big band swing 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. 

•Line Dance, beginning: Free classes are Fridays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Contact Barbara Magie, 505-3685, for more information.

•Saturday Morning Dance Club: Bolero is taught from 9-10 a.m.; quick step, 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 for a class 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.

Finbars Menu

Finbars Italian Kitchen will be in Clubhouse 1 on June 17 to serve dinners that include the appetizer of the day, a green salad with a choice of dressings and three entrée options, ranging from $14-$16 (tax included). Dessert and soft drinks are available for an additional charge. Dinner service is from 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations are not required.



Sausage and Peppers

Spicy sweet Italian sausage sauteed roasted red vinegar peppers, mild green chilies, and onions. Prepared sicilian-style or with marinara


Lasagna, $14

Meatballs, sausage, pepperoni, herbs, romano, ricotta, mozzarella, bolognese, marinara, Sunday gravy.

Chicken Piccata, $15

Fresh chicken breast cutlets sauteed in a lemon, butter, garlic, caper, and white wine sauce. Served with pasta or rice and vegetables.

Poached Salmon, $16

Served with pasta and vegetables or rice

Taco Tuesdays presents the Bula Brothers

Everyone loves Taco Tuesdays. The food is delicious, and now the weather is warm and inviting. The Bula Brothers—Mark, Frank, Don and Craig—will perform live from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesdays through October. 

The band  performs its own genre of “Acoustic Roots” music for the taco crowd. Song arrangements will extend from acoustic reggae to nostalgic folk. 

All are welcome to come out and join the Bula Brothers on the patio outside Clubhouse 6 (next to the taco truck) on Tuesday evenings for some great food, music, and fun. 

LWSB Book Club

The LWSB Book Club will meet June 20 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 1 p.m. to discuss the book, “Anything Considered,” by Peter Mayle. 

In France, an Englishman who placed a work-wanted ad in a newspaper lands a job involving him in a war with gangsters over a secret formula for artificially cultivating truffles. A comic adventure full of information on good things to eat, with romantic interest provided by a lady sergeant from the Israeli army. 

On July 18, the group will discuss “Please Understand Me,” a look at character and temperament types by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates. The selection for Aug. 15 is “China Doll,” by Lisa See.

There are no dues or fees. Books may often be borrowed from the local library or ordered online from Abebooks.com for around $3.46 for shipping. The club meets on the third Thursday of the month.

Friends of the 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. 

The bookstore welcomes donations for the boutique. The Friends of the Library does not accept clothing, shoes or large electronics for resale in the boutique. Volunteers will pick up larger donations if needed.

The bookstore is open from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., weekdays, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Copper Enameling

The Lapidary and Jewelry Club hosts classes on class copper enameling taught by Carol Levine. They meet every other Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $10 per person, which includes all supplies.  Students will be able to make two pieces.  Sign up in the Lapidary Room. The next classes are Fridays, June 14 and 28.

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.

There is no charge for these workshops and everyone is welcome. 

Upcoming workshop topics are June 13: Family Tree Maker; June 20: Family Search; June 27—Reading Old Scripts, Translating Foreign Language Records. The genealogy library is staffed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Members may come in during these hours to work on the computers, and visitors are welcome to take a tour of the library and learn what the club has to offer.

Community Karaoke

One of the most popular American entertainers, Dean Martin, was celebrated in song at Community Karaoke last week. 

Dean was born on June 7, 1917. 

Ric Dizon sang “Volare,” followed by Ren Villaneauva,  “Arrivederci Roma”; Tino Tupas, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You”; and Byong Choi, “Return to Me.”

There was a full house of music lovers who enjoyed a wide variety of tunes sung by 37 performers. Culley Eaby brought D-Day to mind with his rendition of “God Bless America.”  

Songs like “Lets Twist Again” and “Sad Movies Make Me Cry” got folks on their feet to dance. 

The audience welcomed Joe Sabroso, who sang  “Greenfields” and Bob Dodson, who did a popular showtune.

People who like music are invited to spend any Wednesday evening in Clubhouse 1, starting at 5:30. 

Everyone is welcome to sing or just enjoy the entertainment.

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. All are welcome to come and sing the old “Hit Parade” favorites, Broadway tunes and songs made famous in movies. 

Helen Onu is the song leader, and new members are helping her and learning how to be song leaders. Thanks to pianist Eric Nelson, who is substituting for Barbara McIlhaney. 

Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

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

Garden Club 

The Leisure World Garden Club’s summer luncheon will be held on Monday, June 17, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Howell’s Catering will provide delicious light fare, including quiche and salad as well as dessert. 

This year’s theme is flowers, and participants are encouraged to wear their favorite flowered t-shirts or other flowered tops and hats. There will be a parade around the room to show off all the flowered finery. 

Tickets are $20 each can be purchased by calling Gail Levitt at 596-1346. All are welcome to attend.

Photo Arts Club

The Photography Club will meet today, June 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1:30 p.m.  

The portrait photos created for the competition should be brought to the meeting, where they will be judged.  

Winners will be published in the LW Weekly and the portraits entered will be on display in the hall in Clubhouse 3. 

For more information, call 430-7978.  

Everyone is welcome. 

LW Chorale

The Leisure World Chorale will present a “Hooray for Hollywood” concert at noon on Saturday, June 15, in Clubhouse 4. 

A free lunch will be served and goodie bags will be available for each person attending. Bring an appetite and get in the mood by dressing in costume from the many stories told in classic films.

Songs from the “Sound of Music” and “Oklahoma” will be featured along with such classics as “Over the Rainbow,” “Cheek to Cheek” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.”

Ellen Brannigan will sing “Second Hand Rose,” and Donna Burr will share the beautiful song, “Summertime.” The Spiritones will bring “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” in four-part harmony. So don’t miss out on the fun and the memories.

OLLI Class

Leisure World resident Holly Weber will teach a six-week course called Healthy Not High at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSULB main campus, Room 101. The class will meet on Fridays from 9:45-11:15 a.m., beginning July 12.  It will end Aug. 16.

Using the solid research of Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., Bonni Goldstein, M.D., and many others, the class will highlight details of cannabis history. It will cover marijuana research done throughout the world to demystify the many “dangers” of using the plant, when cannabis should not be used and possible medication reactions with it.

To register, call 985-8237 or visit www.csulb.edu/centers/olli.

Weber is a registered nurse, certified brain nutritional counselor and psychotherapist. She provides customized wellness consultations and counseling. She may be reached for an appointment at  430-8245.


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 of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The Fiction/Nonfiction Group meets on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, followed by a business meeting at 3 p.m.

My Dad


Some important things I know, I learned from my Dad.

Like changing the oil and a tire makes me very glad.

My Dad likes to fix it, tinker with it, customize it and build it,

Yet he is also content to sit around and collect certificates.

My Dad is a wonderful guy though often misunderstood.

Sadly I don’t sing his praises as often as I should.

He’s the one who smiles even when paying the bills,

Yet drives me crazy when he makes mountains out of molehills.

I think of him as protector and provider, sometimes with the notion,

That he is not subject to that thing many call emotion.

Yet inside my Dad’s heart where no one else can see,

I find the sentiment and softness that’s as it should be.

My Dad is just plain wonderful in a zillion little ways.

He deserves loving compliments and accolades of praise.

So whether I call him Dad, Daddy or Father Dear,

It is with a loving heart, I name him Man of the Year!

—Nancy Maggio, Mutual 3

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 of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The Fiction/Nonfiction Group meets on the fourth Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, followed by a business meeting at 3 p.m.

A Terrible Cat’s After Me


We were great fans of Stan and Ollie

Back in the forties they made us feel jolly

In the annals of comedic skits

Stan Laurel played a befuddled ditz

He once ate a bowl of waxy fruit

His audience found it quite a hoot

When scared, his cry was high and squeaky

His hair on top was tousled and geeky

Stan’s partner, Ollie was likewise witty

But in real life ol’ Stan fed the kitty

He was the one who wrote their plots—

The entrepreneur who called the shots

—Ethel Carter

GRF Weekly Dance

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

The Craig McKnight Band will play big band music on June 15.

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. 

• Be sure to sign in.

South Coast Orchid Society

South Coast Orchid Society, serving orchid hobbyists in Long Beach since 1950, will present a lecture and slideshow by past president Russ Nichols on “How I Built My (Way Too Fancy) Greenhouse.”

The event is free and open to the public. Many orchids grown by members will be on display. 

The  program will be held at Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, on Monday, June 24, from 7-9 p.m.

LBSO Pops Ticket Discount

Jeannie Berro of Mutual 2 is accepting a limited number of  members into her long-standing Discount Season Ticket Group for the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra Pops 2019-2020 season.

The concerts are Saturday nights at 8 at the Long Beach Arena. Seats are in the Center Loge, Section 111. Carpools will be arranged. 

The schedule is:

• Oct. 26: An Evening With Lucia Micarelli, Vocals and Violin: She has collaborated with Josh Groban, Chris Botti and Jethro Tull.

• Dec. 21: Holiday Pops! with The Copa Boys reuniting to spread cheer singing famous holiday tunes and Rat Pack standards. 

• Feb. 22, 20: Mardi Gras Madness: A lively, fun-filled evening centered around the distinct style that makes New Orleans the city of jazz.

•March 21:  A Sondheim and Lloyd Webber Celebration:  A tribute to the great Broadway composers.  Broadway stars singing tunes from “Gypsy,” “West Side Story,”  “Sweeney Todd,” “Evita,” “Cats”  and “Phantom of the Opera.”

  May 9:  A Night of Symphonic Rock: The symphony with vocals and guitar, featuring an all-star six-piece rock band.

The price for Berro’s group is $93 for five concerts. The regular group rate is $204. 

Call Jeannie at 284-6054 between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. for more information.

International City Theater

International City Theatre presents a zany comic romp about writers, how they write, the stories they tell and the secrets they keep. 

Jane Page directs the world premiere of “Bestseller,” by internationally renowned playwright Peter Quilter for a three-week run, June 14-30, at International City Theatre at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. 

A low-priced preview is set for tonight, June 13, at 8 p.m.

Wendy Worthington stars as Maureen, host of a writers’ retreat at her isolated cottage in the British countryside. 

Her current guests include Shelley, played by Alexandra Ruth Wright (last seen at ICT in “Crimes of the Heart”), a hot young writer of steamy romance novels; dark, broody Damien, played by Ian McQuown, who specializes in tales of terror, murder and mayhem; and Alex, portrayed by Eric Myrick, who is desperately searching for ideas in the face of writer’s block. 

As they settle in to work, their three hilarious books suddenly jump off the page, with Julia Davis and Sam Spanjian bringing each of the characters to comical life on stage.

“It’s not often we get to see a play that is so wonderfully inventive and raucous,” says Page. 

“The art and craft of writing is built into our everyday thinking and communicating—we often talk about ‘turning a page’ in our life, or being ‘on the same page’ with someone or, perhaps, ‘rewriting a chapter in our life.’ Writers provide a rich spectrum of characters in “Bestseller.” 

There are secrets to discover, romances to unwind and friendships to be made. 

“It’s a real treat.”

Peter Quilter is recognized as one of the most widely produced playwrights in the world. 

His plays have been presented in major theaters in over 40 countries and translated into 30 languages. 

He is best known for his West End comedy “Glorious!” about amateur opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins (produced by ICT in 2014). 

“Glorious!” was immortalized on film by Meryl Streep.

“Bestseller” runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., June 14-30. 

Tickets are $47 on Thursdays and Fridays, and $49 on Saturdays and Sundays, except for June 14 (opening night) for which tickets are $55 and include a post-performance reception with the actors. 

Low-priced tickets to previews are $35.

International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center at 330 East Seaside Way in Long Beach. 

For reservations and information, call 436-4610 or go to InternationalCityTheatre.org.

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, call the VPC Room at 431-6586, ext. 287.

Y Service Triviamania

The Triviamania game night, hosted by the Y Service Club, will be held on Saturday, June 22, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, Room 1. Singles, couples and groups are welcome to compete for cash prizes. 

Tickets are $10 per person, payable by cash or check. They are now on sale as follows: June 14, 17, 19 and 21 from 9-11 a.m. at the same location. 

For more information, call Bill Denton at 209-0816. 

Notary Service and Passports

Notary service, $15 per signature, are available by appointment at the Copy and Supply Center in Clubhouse 5. For an appointment, call 431-6586, ext. 345. Passport photos can be taken at the Copy & Supply Center in Building 5 from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.; two photos, $10. For information, call 431-6586, ext. 345.



SHAKLEE delivered to your door. LW daughter Sandy (Vandewoude) Fikse. 562-618-8731. 08/15



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



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.  



JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work.Perfectionist, honest & reliable. 

Call JR 562-519-2764. 07/04



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, honest and reliable. Do it all with one call. Work warranty. Lic. #BU21900024. 310-951-1403. 08/22


Handyman Rick – Assembly/ Installation TV wall mounts, carpentry, painting. Seal Beach Business License #RIL0001. 

Messages (562) 598-1000. 07/18




Sound proof walls. Triple pane windows. Ceiling made smooth. Recessed lights, tile, laminate installation, crown molding, window frames painted whited. Lic. #723262. 07/25





Windows-house cleaning. Reasonable price. Excellent work. (714) 534-1824. 06/27


Bel-Rich Painting – Free estimates, small/large jobs, entry doors, skylight wells. Contractor’s License #705131. 714-220-9702. 06/20


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636. CA State License #675336. 07/18




Premium paints,  primer all wood. 40 years in LW. 

Contr. license #723262. 


562-596-0559. 07/04




Tile, laminate, vinyl plank, patio carpet. 40 years in Leisure World. Contractor License 723262. 07/04






Carpet cleaning $40 per room

minimum 2 rooms.

Upholstery/Tile & Grout, 

and much more cleaning.

Tito 562-658-9841. 08/08







(562) 833-3911. 

State License #699080. 06/27




Licensed and insured. 

Dan (562) 841-3787. 

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 08/22



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



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


562-596-0559. 07/04

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, 562-481-2290,





Offers FREE inspections and advice on buying and repairs of your golf cart. 562-431-6859.


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.


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. 10/03/19

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. 06/20


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. 07/04



Compassionate care, 20+ years experience in elder care

Respite and errand services

Specializes in life enrichment and dementia care. 

Call Sandy 562-307-0146. 

LIC# 033043. 07/04



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. 06/20/19



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. 06/13


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. 07/25



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. 10/17/19



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. 08/22


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. 08/29

Need Caring Caregiver? 

Live-in or live-out. Meal preparation, baths, shopping, laundry, doctors. Pierre’s Caring Heart 714-337-6152. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. 08/22



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 07/11






Over 30 years Experience!

Seal Beach Business

License #AB0001. 08/30



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

Call 562-505-1613. 08/01


Patricia Housecleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659. Seal Beach License LUC0001. 08/30


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

Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 08/22




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




Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. 

Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus.   

License #CIP0001 12/05/19

Electric CarTs/ Scooters/Mobile Chairs for sale

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


Go-Go Mobility Scooter, barely used only a few days, paid $1,300, willing to sell for $900. 310-351-2609. 06/13


Personal driver. LW resident. Goes to airports, hospitals, doctors offices, stores, blood tests, etc. Drives by Gary. 714-658-9457. 06/20


Inexpensive shuttle, airports, markets, doctors, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License #ABL0001. 06/27


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Resident. 310-227-1258. 06/27

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. 07/25

Autos/Boats/RV’s Trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. State Contractor’s License #779462. 08/22 


1981 280ZX Datsun. 2 door classic. $7,000. 562-430-4686, 562-208-9208. 06/13




No job too small, fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787.  08/22



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

Estate/Moving/Patio/Carport Sales

Estate Sale – 1621 Interlachen, Mutual 11 – Apt. 265E. Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14, from 8:30-2 p.m.Lovely expanded home with sofa bed, floral recliners, loveseat, oak cabinets, tables, bookcases, buffets, sofa table, entry table, dining set, hutch, large curio. Area rugs, maple chairs and hi-boy dressers. Lots of ruby glass, costume jewelry. Card table/chairs, portable a/c, ladders, tools, and fishing equipment. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232. PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. License ESD0001.


Yard Sale – collectibles, clothing, misc, etc. 1380 Weeburn Rd. – 81C. Mutual 14. June 13-14. Thursday & Friday, 9-3 p.m. 


Patio Sale – Mutual 2-43D. June 13 & 14, 9 a.m – 3 p.m. Thursday & Friday. 6’x8’ area rug, 2 patio chairs, choc. fountain, household misc. and more.




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. 06/13


13680 Alderwood Lane, 78B, Mutual 4

Best location. One bed. 1 bath Expanded with enclosed patio 

and new carpet/flooring.


Shirley Cameron, Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties,

DRE00879100, 949-715-9902. 06/13



For Sale – Beautiful very large 3 bedroom home, overlooking Lake Gregory, San Bernardino, completely furnished. 

Call 951-735-0532. 06/27


All items for sale! FURNITURE,


13330 Del Monte – 10D.

Call Rita 562-598-0715. 06/13