LWW Trans/Vie Ed. 6-20-19

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Amphitheater Season starts next week

Every year, the Golden Rain Foundation hosts a festive summer music festival on Thursday nights at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. 

Residents, their friends and families are invited to kick off the 2019 series at 8 p.m. on  June 27 with the Texas Tenors, an Emmy Award-winning classical crossover with country roots. The trio vocal group was formed in 2009 by country singer JC Fisher, Broadway singer Marcus Collins and opera singer John Hagen. 

The 2019 Spotlight magazine detailing Leisure World’s summer entertainment line-up will be delivered soon. The Amphitheater schedule will be printed weekly in the Arts section.

What You Need to Know

Amphitheater shows will start at 8 p.m. until September when they begin at 7:30 p.m. A special July 4 show will also begin at 7:30.

Residents must have GRF photo I.D. cards for admission to Amphitheater shows. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident shareholder.  Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW Weekly Office in the GRF Administration complex. Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Koffel’s food trucks will provide pre-event dining options.

Summer Show Schedule

The summer line-up includes:

• June 27: Texas Tenors

• July 4: Bruce Springsteen Tribute: The Rising  (starts at 7:30 p.m. due to 4th of July holiday)

•July 11: Harmony: Three Dog Night Tribute, opened by comic Scott Wood

•July 18: Tribute to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

•July 25: ABBA Fab

•Aug. 1: Billy Joel Tribute: The Stranger

•Aug. 8: Best of Doo Wop featuring The Diamonds, the Coasters and The Drifters

•Aug. 15: Mick Adams and The Stones: The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to The Rolling Stones

•Aug. 22: The Papas & The Mamas: Tribute to The Mamas & The Papas, opened by comic Mark Schiff

•Aug. 29: Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

•Sept. 5: Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Jackie Wilson 

• Sept. 12: America’s Diamond Live: Tribute to Neil Diamond 

4th of July Festivities in LW

The GRF Recreation Department will host the annual Independence Day event with a classic car show, a barbecue, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade and a tribute to Roy Orbison and the classic music of the 50s and 60s. 

The GRF Transportation Department will run a continuous shuttle to Clubhouse 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. from Clubhouse 4, so take advantage of the park-and-ride service.

Mark Barnett will perform the best-loved songs of the legendary Roy Orbison plus the most popular music of the 50s and 60s in concert with his band, The Black & White Knights. 

Mark’s transformation into Roy is complete with the look, voice and feel of this iconic performer. 

People can dance to the haunting ballads of Roy Orbison, or just listen.

Activities will start at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, with more to see inside, and will continue until 2 p.m. Residents, their families and friends are all welcome. 

Koffel’s will bring the Taco Truck and its famous tri tip barbecues, back by popular demand.  

The Silver Fox Club is seeking residents (club membership not required) who own classic or unusual cars to participate in the July 4 show. Non-residents are also welcome. Contact information is available through the Recreation Department.

The Theater Club will offer its popular complimentary face painting to kids of all ages, whether they are a GRF members or not.

Arts and craft clubs will display their talents inside the clubhouse in the table tennis area, which will be closed for the day. Clubs who have been selected should contact Kathy Thayer at 431-6586, ext. 398, or email kathyt@lwsb.com to confirm the equipment needed for their displays. Some space may still be available, and any GRF craft club may apply.

New GRF Board Installed

The 2019-20 Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors was installed at the June 11 annual meeting in Clubhouse 4. Representatives include Kathleen Rapp (back row, l-r), Mutual 7; William Thompson, Mutual 5; Suzanne Fekjar,  Mutual 8; Ronde Winkler, Mutual 10; Antonio Dodero, Mutual 9; Paula Snowden, Mutual 2; Irma Heinrichs, Mutual 11; Susan Hopewell, Mutual 6; Marsha Gerber, Mutual 4; and in the front row are Dominic Massetti, Mutual 17; Paul Pratt, Mutual 2; GRF President Linda Stone, Mutual 3; Barry Lukoff, Mutual 14; Leah J. Perrotti, Mutual 1; JoAnn St. Aubin, Mutual 1; Janet Isom, Mutual 16;  Lucille Findlay, Mutual 12; and Philip Friedman, Mutual 15.

GRF Survey in today’s paper

Inserted in today’s LW Weekly is a survey on the Fitness Center, the second of three surveys from the Golden Rain Foundation soliticting resident input on Leisure World  amenities. (The first survey on the addition of a bar/restaurant in LW was distributed in the June 13 paper).

Owing to a generous endowment by a former shareholder, the Exercise Room was outfitted with virtually all new equipment in 2013, but with an average of 8,000 users a month, it has become LW’s most active amenity. Member input is needed to help determine what alterations or upgrades should considered to enhance the Fitness Center located in Clubhouse 6.

The deadline for submission is July 19; results will be provided at the Recreation Committee meeting in September, as well as published in the LW Weekly.

Surveys may be dropped off at the off-white mailboxes located throughout the community, at the Recreation Office in Building 5, the Library, or the Administration building. Those without a name, Mutual, and unit number will not be included. Do not add to the survey except in the comment section as this information cannot be tabulated. 

“The Golden Rain Foundation is dedicated to providing the best possible amenities for our members/shareholders,” said GRF Recreation Committee Chair Leah Perrotti. “In an ongoing effort to meet your needs, we would like to know what is important to you as a valued member of our community. Our Surveys will be distributed throughout Leisure World. As the chairperson of the Recreation Committee, I am asking that you respond to these brief surveys.  

“Your answers will help us to determine how to meet the needs of the majority of the Golden Rain Foundation Members living here.  The results of the surveys will be discussed at subsequent Recreation Committee meetings.  Your responses will make a difference and we thank you for participating.”

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

Y Service Club 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 3, Room 1. Singles, couples and groups are welcome to compete for cash prizes. 

Tickets are $10 per person, payable by cash or check. A few tickets may be available for sale at the door.  

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

Slurry Seal Schedule

Slurry seal coating will be applied between June 21-26 on parts of Golden Rain Road, Alderwood, Cedar Crest, Pelham Road, Danbury Lane, Wentworth Lane, Weeburn Lane, Canoe Brook, Fresh Meadow and Medinac Lane.

Parking will be restricted in some areas. Flaggers will direct traffic. Street access will be limited in some areas.

Slurry seal is a protective coating that is placed on top of asphalt to extend the life of the pavement.

Bathroom grant workshop is today

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 you annual income (bank statements, saving statements, and tax returns if you file them)

For more information, call to CivicStone, the City of Seal Beach’s designated program administrator, at (909) 364-9000.

Caregiver passes expire June 30

by Belinda Meacham 

Stock Transfer manager

Caregivers and the services they provide are vital to shareholders in need of assistance with daily living. Hiring a caregiver is a private matter between the shareholder and the caregiver agency or individual of your choice.  

The Mutual Corporations passed Policy 7557 to set guidelines by which a caregiver can obtain a pass to enter the community.  Compliance with this policy’s provisions is mandatory.  To obtain a caregiver pass, the shareholder or caregiver may pick up an application in Stock Transfer. General requirements include:

• Shareholders must provide a doctor’s note stating that a caregiver is needed for assistance with daily living. The note must be issued on medical office letterhead. Notes are valid for one year and are maintained on file.

• Some Mutual Corporations require caregivers to provide a City of Seal Beach Business License on an annual basis. Check with Stock Transfer or your Mutual Board of  Directors to determine requirements.

• Family members providing assistance are required to register as caregivers, but are exempt from the City of Seal Beach Business License requirement.  

• Caregiver passes expire June 30 and Dec. 31 each year.

• Caregivers must have their photos taken by a Stock Transfer employee.

• Caregivers must register for each shareholder they work for.  

• Guest passes will be confiscated if found in caregiver’s possession. 

• Caregivers are not allowed to park in the resident’s carport space without prior Mutual President approval.

Re-registration of current Caregiver passes is available in Stock Transfer starting June 24. For more information about caregiver registration, stop by the Stock Transfer Office or call 431-6586, ext.  339, 347 or 348.

Senior Patriots for Peace

All are invited to participate in a peace demonstration to bring attention to climate warming sponsored by Senior Patriots for Peace. It will be held in front of Leisure World along Seal Beach Boulevard on Wednesday, June 26, from 4-5:30 p.m.  

With all the world’s pressing issues swirling around, climate warming is one of the most threatening. 

In its Fifth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of 1,300 independent scientific experts from countries all over the world under the auspices of the United Nations, concluded “that there is a more than 95 percent probability that human activities over the past 50 years have warmed the planet.” 

Most respectable climate scientists agree that greenhouse gasses are responsible for raising global heating that has already brought a multitude of conditions that threatens all life on earth. Experts agree that the major cause of rising planet temperatures is caused by the overuse of fossil fuels.  

Online Nation of Change reported that during a recent press conference the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a grim warning for the public: the world is “facing a climate emergency. We are seeing everywhere a clear demonstration that we are not on track to achieve the objectives defined in the Paris Agreement.” 

Guterres pointed out that New Zealand remains one of the few countries taking bold measures to fight climate change. More countries need to follow in the footsteps of New Zealand., “We need to protect the lives of all people and we need to protect our planet,” he said. Meanwhile, the U.S. is approaching the two-year anniversary of abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement.

All who believe that global warming is a fact based on unbiased, expert science are welcome to assert their voices at the demonstration June 26. Signs are provided. Call Lucille Martin for additional information, 430-1047.


The Leisure World Senior Patriots for Peace will have a program on healthcare reform at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Dr. Bill Honigman will talk about considering healthcare as a human right. 

Dr. Bill, as he likes to be called, is an emergency room physician recently retired from a 35-plus-year practice in Orange County. He is a member of the steering committee for Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) California. He is a strong believer in improved Medicare for all and has been active in politics since his youth. He is currently an organizer and coordinator for a grassroots group in Orange County.

This is a free event with free literature and refreshments. 

To join Senior Patriots, a $10 fee is collected at the door. Club board meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. Guests may attend and members are encouraged to volunteer for the board. Terms are one year with elections in October. The Senior Patriots also host peace demonstrations the last Wednesday of the month in front of the globe.

For more information, call Dorothy Kemeny at 296-8554.

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary will not meet during July and August but members will still be very busy. 

On the first Tuesday of July, August and September, all members are invited to a luncheon workshop to learn more about the different activities in the Auxiliary.  Each month will feature a different subject. The workshops will be held at the home of Rita Cacashhias. For more information or to RSVP, call Eloise Knoll at 533-0773 or Jean Sudbeck at 594-0209.

On Thursday, July 11, the American Legion Post and Auxiliary will have their annual food drive at the Amphitheater. This year they are requesting canned meats such as Spam, ham, tuna, chicken as well as canned vegetables. The Auxiliary women use the food to make casseroles for the homeless veterans. Cash donations will also be accepted. All donations are welcome. All members who want to pay their dues should call Roberta Lane. Meetings will resume in September.

CAP meeting canceled

Children A Priority will not meet on July 4 in lieu of the Independence Day holiday.

Health and Fitness

Wa-Rite Club

by Margaret Humes

LW contributor

Last week, the Wa-Rite club celebrated three members for different accomplishments. Wendy Alfageme received her Doctor of Goal Weight Degree last year, meaning she has maintained her weight for 3-1/2 years, a huge accomplishment. She has had to make lifestyle choices and changes. For exercise, she walks her dog and uses weights. She eats healthy to stay healthy.

Glo Tyler was Queen of the Month, with a six-pound loss. She did everything right! For breakfast she ate oatmeal, for lunch she had  a salad loaded with vegetables and she used balsamic dressing. Then she ate a light meal for dinner. She snacked on fruit.

The Top Loser of the Week was Linda McDonald with a 4-1/2 pound loss. How? She got the treadmill out and started using it a lot. She cut back to two meals a day and one of them was a protein shake. The other meal was a salad, and she also ate fruit. She even gave up popcorn! 

Members are rewarded with flowers for every achievement as they build their bouquets of success. And they inspire each other with stories of discipline and hard work.

Food for Thought: Losing weight is so not easy, so why is it so easy to find?

Wa-Rite is a support group of women who need to lose 10 pounds or more. Members meet on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh-in is from 7:45-8:45 a.m. Annual dues are $10. To join or visit a meeting, bring GRF IDs. For more information, call or text Diana Goins at 760-1293.

Impaired Vision Picnic

The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will have an annual picnic on Tuesday, June 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. (an hour earlier than the normal meeting time. Linda Johnson will call paid members for their reservations to the members-only lunch. President Juanita Townsend will host. There will also be an opportunity drawing, so bring cash to participate.

Impaired Vision Support Group

The Impaired Vision and Hearing Support Group will meet on Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Clubhouse 3, Room 6. People who are having difficulty with their vision for whatever reason are welcome to come and learn some helpful hints.

Discussions focus on ways to make life easier.

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

OptumCare at the HCC

Summer is finally here! If you’re heading outdoors to enjoy a day on the green, a stroll around the mutual or just enjoy some fresh air from your patio, here are a few tips on the right snacks to bring along:

• Veggies. Not only refreshing, vegetables can have a lot of water in them. Cucumbers, zucchini, and baby carrots are chock-full of water, vitamins and minerals. Prepare a small container with some of your favorite vegetables. 

• Fruits. Cantaloupe, grapes, and watermelon (of course!) contain plenty of water. They also make for great snacks no matter the weather. Keep in mind that fruits tend to have more sugar. 

• Water. You knew this one was coming, and for good reason: it’s all too easy to get dehydrated. The temperatures may not be sweltering yet, but it’s warm enough that your body is going to need extra water. Bring along a reusable bottle when you’re out and about.

Looking for some simple and nutritious summer meals? Join Alignment Health Plan for a special cooking demonstration. Chef Pablo will share great recipes, as well as demonstrate how to make some of his favorites. This event is free and open to all residents. It will be held in Conference Room 1 at the Health Care Center on June 26 from 10 a.m.-noon. To RSVP, call the Health Care Center’s reservation line at (949) 923-3233.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly prepared meals to homebound and active Leisure Worlders. The 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, 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 24: Roasted turkey with gravy, cornbread stuffing, creamed spinach, pear with mango chunks, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, creamy coleslaw

Tuesday, June 25: Chicken tetrazinni, au gratin potatoes, brussels sprouts, carrot cake, Cobb salad with blue cheese dressing and crackers

Wednesday, June 26: Smothered pork loin in mustard sauce, barley pilaf, banana squash, rice pudding, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, tri-color slaw

Thursday, June 27: Beef lasagna, whole wheat dinner roll, lemon peppered broccoli, fresh plum, chicken salad sandwich, homemade potato salad

Friday, June 28: Barbecued chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, sauteed cabbage, fresh orange, entrée chicken pasta salad, green, yellow and red bell peppers, black olives, feta cheese, dressing

LW 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.

Senior Meals

Seal Beach Community Services, in cooperation with Community Senior Serv, offers a weekly hot meals program at the North Seal Beach Community Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr. The center is open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday. Lunch is served weekdays at 11:15 a.m. Reservations are not needed. 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 24: Mexican corn soup with crackers, chicken torta (shredded chicken, pinto beans, lettuce, tomato), French roll, mayonnaise, melon

Tuesday, June 25: White fish with sweet and sour sauce, green beans, brown rice, whole wheat bread, tropical fruit mix

Wednesday, June 26: Beef meatballs with Swedish sauce on egg noodles, beet and orange salad, fruited gelatin

Thursday, June 27: Grilled chicken breast with chipotle barbecue sauce, pinto beans, flour tortilla, Mexican corn and zucchini, orange juice, diet custard

Friday, June 28: 

Turkey pot roast with brown gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli, diet cake


Community Church

Church member Joy Reed will preside over the Community Church worship service on June 23 and deliver the morning message. 

She is a devoted student of the Bible and will give a message called “God of Second Chances.” 

Joy will explore the following themes: God gives people second chances (multiple chances), God gives cities and nations second chances, and God wants people to give themselves a second chance.

The Scripture lessons will be Psalm 103:12, Isaiah 43:25, Nehemiah 8:2-3, 9-10, Nehemiah 9:38, and 1 John 1:9. The lay liturgist will be Mary Granger.   

All are welcome.

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

The worship service is at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments and coffee in Edgar Hall.

Baptist Church

The Leisure World Baptist Church welcomes all to Sunday School from 8:40-9:10 a.m. on  June 23 in Clubhouse 4. 

Then friends meet for coffee at the round tables until the service begins at 9:45.

The call to worship will be “I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord”

Wally and Fran Johnson will sing the old favorite, “In the Garden.”  Congregational songs include “The Solid Rock,” “My faith Looks Up to Thee” and “My hope is in the Lord.”

Yvonne Leon will play a piano selection for the offertory.

Pastor Rolland Coburn’s morning message from Romans 6:12-14 is titled “Fighting the Fight of Faith.”

The prayer room open and attended following the service.

On Monday, June 24, the Women’s Christian Fellowship and Study begins at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

The Energizers will meet at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

For more information, call 430-2920.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, in Clubhouse 4.

Another lesson in Buddhism will be taught by Ven. Joyful Heart from Desert Zen Center. He starts the session with a guided meditation and then presents Buddhism in a simple way, with a focus on how to suffer less and become happier. 

It’s an interactive group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions. 

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.

Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Joyful Heart. For more information, call (714) 933-5122.

Christian Fun and Fellowship

The Christian Fun and Fellowship Club will at 6 p.m. on June 25 in Clubhouse 4. All are welcome. There will be a catered meal. Table service, water and coffee will also be provided. 

Sam and Pat Pawlak will present a video of their recent trip to Poland. 

For more information, call Alberta VanderWal, 455-6218.

Beit HaLev

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

The Torah reading is from Numbers 10:35-12:16; the tongue-twisting name of the Parashah is “B’ha’alot’cha” (when you bring up). 

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

It’s not too late to start Rabbi Galit’s beginner’s Hebrew Class   on Wednesday afternoons. People interested in learning prayerbook Hebrew or modern (conversational) Hebrew can contact Rabbi Galit at 715-0888 or duets@icloud.com for information regarding day and time.

Mindful Meditation

The Buddha Circle will present a Mindfulness Meditation on how to explore thoughts and limit beliefs Wednesday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Everyone is invited. Donations are welcome. For more information, call (714) 234-8735 or email mindfulcircle@yahoo.com. 

First Christian

First Christian Church’s Saturday evening service will begin at 5:15 p.m. with the Hospitality Room opening at 4:30 p.m. 

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

Pastor Bruce Humes will begin the worship service at 10:15 a.m., followed by Margaret Humes leading the congregation in several hymns. The Communion hymn will be “The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power.”

The church choir, under the direction of Anita Ragole, will sing “Sing Unto The Lord A New Song.”  For the offertory, Pat Kogok and Rhonda Sandberg will play, “Praise Him, Praise Him.” 

Pastor Gene Cherryholmes and the Praise Team will sing “I Wish We’d All Been Ready,” followed by Barbara Frost who will read  Matthew 24:36-41.

Pastor Gene’s message will be “Very Soon,” based on Matthew 24:32-51. It was a time of great suffering and persecution, yet millions will come to salvation.

First Christian Church recently bid farewell-for-now to one of its own, Pearl Helen Bissell. Born in Freedom, Pennsylviania, on Feb. 23, 1930, she went home to be with the Lord on April 15. The eighth of 10 children, she grew up in a farming community, all working together to make ends meet. Pearl gave her life to the Lord as a youth and grew graciously into that “gentle and quiet spirit” the Lord finds so precious. 

Service times are Saturday at 5:15 p.m. and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. The Hospitality Room opens 45 minutes before each service for fellowship and light refreshments. 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 (562) 431-8810 for further information. 

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will have a Friday night service at 7 on June 21 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, with Rabbi Rachel Axelrad. An Oneg shabbat will follow.

On Saturday, June 22, the service starts at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, for services with Rabbi Axelrad. A potluck dairy lunch will follow at noon. During lunch, the Rabbi will discuss this week’s Torah portion.

The picnic, which was rained out in May, has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  in the picnic area near Clubhouse 1. Congregation Sholom will provide kosher hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, coleslaw, drinks, watermelon and condiments. 

The price is $10 per person.

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

Holy Family Catholic

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ on June 23.

 The First Reading is Genesis 14:18-20, and the Second Reading is Corinthians 11:23-26.

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

This group of the faithful gathers to praise God, lift up needs and thanks to the Lord. 

It seeks to be a prayer resource for individuals and the whole parish community. 

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.

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.

Assembly of God

Assembly of God Pastor Sam Pawlak will give a message called “The Door” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. A prayer meeting, opened by Associate Pastor Dan Ballinger at 10 a.m., will precede the worship service. 

 Denise Smith will lead worship. Diana Mushagian will lead the offering and give announcements.

A hymn sing begins at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Clubhouse 3. People from various congregations in and out of Leisure World select their favorite hymns, which are led by Pastor Dan. Carolyn vanAalst, accompanied by Marge McDonald and Ruth Olson, will feature special music. Pastor Sam will give a devotion, followed by fellowship.

A Bible study will be held at 10 a.m. on June 26 in Clubhouse 3, Room 7. Pastor Sam will begin a new study from the book of Revelation. He will provide study material that he has written. All to welcome.

Spiritual Living Center

The Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living will host the third annual Summer Solstice Harmonic Health Sound Journey on Friday, June 21, from 7-8 p.m. at the center, 500 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. People who want to lay down during the mediation should bring yoga mats and pillows or they can sit in chairs. The event is presented by the Holy Bowlers, recommended offering is $10.

Sunday services are held at 9 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. All faith traditions are welcome. For more information on classes and events, visit www.sbcsl.org or call 598-3325.

Faith Christian Assembly

“A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others”—so said Abraham Lincoln. 

Faith Christian Assembly has a wonderful library filled with books to inspire and encourage. C. S. Lewis said, “We read to know we are not alone.” 

According to statistics, 42 percent of college graduates never read another book after graduating. 

It seems the “Greatest Generation” is truly characterized by people who read. All are welcome to come over and check out a book.  Faith Christian Assembly’s Library is open every Tuesday during office hours.

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

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

—Pastor Sherry Leming

Redeemer Lutheran

Redeemer Lutheran will begin a three-part sermon series by Pastor Lisa Rotchford on “The Freedom We Find in Our Faith” on Sunday, June 23. The series in based on Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by spirited fellowship with refreshments.    

The choir, with congregational singing and celebratory music, will be led 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 is the usher.

The Book of Romans is the focus for weekly Wednesday Bible class that meets on June 26 in the Fellowship Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. under the leadership of Pastor Lynda Elmer. Everyone is invited.

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

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

Rock Church

The Rock Church, Seal Beach campus, welcomes everyone to weekly services at Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach.

Sunday services are in English at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:45 p.m. People can listen to Sunday’s message for free by going to www.gototheorck.com. Select Seal Beach campus and click the podcast.

 For more information call (714) 562-8233.

Fifth Church of Christ

Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist, Long Beach will sponsor a free presentation by Nate Frederick, C.S. on Friday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Christian Science Church, 5871 Naples Plaza. His lecture is titled “Learn to Pray and Heal, a Spiritual Adventure.” 

Nate studied perennial religion at Hampshire College where he was introduced to Christian Science healing. After traveling the world for a year and hiking extensively in the Himalayas, he came to Boston in 2008 to work for his church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston. He has seen everything from broken hearts to broken bones and cancer healed through prayer alone.

Nate is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. His talk is inspired by the Bible-based healing principles discovered by Mary Baker Eddy and set down in her breakthrough book, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.”

For more information, call 799-1588. Everyone is welcome.


California ranks 17th in fraud reports

by Cathie Merz


A new study conducted by Security.org found that California is No. 17 for overall reported fraud cases, based on data from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The state ranks third for identity theft reports. The median fraud loss within the state is $400. Californians filed 263,096 reports with the FTC in 2018.

The study examined the 10 most common forms of identity theft, fraud and financial scams in every state to determine the rankings. Nationally, two-thirds of all Americans have been the victims of fraud and reported cases of fraud increased by 4 percent in 2018 from 2017.

The FTC collected more than 1.4 million fraud reports. The reports showed that in 25 percent of the reports, victims lost money, totaling $1.48 billion, an increase of 38 percent over 2017.

Thieves sometimes target older adults to try to cheat them out of their life savings. However, younger people reported losing money more often than older people. 

Last year, of those people who reported fraud, 43 percent were their 20s, while only 15 percent of people were in their 70s. When people in their 70s did lose money, the amount tended to be higher. The median loss for those 70-79 was $750 and $1,700 for those over 80. The median loss for people in their 20s was $400.

Scammers prefer to get money by wire transfer, which totaled $423 million last year, the most of any payment method reported. There was also a surge of payments with gift and reload cards. Reports indicate that there was a 95 percent increase in dollars paid to scammers last year.

The 10 most common types of fraud in California:

1. Identity Theft – in California 73,668 cases of identity theft were reported, which amounted to 23 percent of all incidents reported to the FTC. Tax-related identity theft was down nationwide last year by 38 percent, but credit card fraud on new accounts was up 24 percent. Misusing someone’s information to open a new credit card account was reported more often than other forms of identity theft in 2018. 

 2. Debt Collection – In California , 57,442 cases were reported to the FTC, accounting for 18 percent of the fraud reported. Red flags include a caller who won’t provide written proof of the debt you supposedly owe or who threatens arrest or violence for not paying.

3. Imposter Scams – Imposter scams are the most common single type of financial fraud or theft in the United States. The agency received more than 530,000 reports of imposter scams in 2018. These schemes often start with a phone call, a letter, an email, a text message or a fax supposedly from a government agency, requiring an upfront payment or personal financial information, such as Social Security or bank account numbers. In California 44,949 reports were filed with the FTC. Federal government agencies won’t ask you to send money for prizes or unpaid loans, and they won’t ask you to wire money to pay for anything.

4. Credit Bureaus, Information Furnishers, Report Users – Scams related to credit reports and other personal financial data accounted for about 4.6 percent of all reports or 136,000 cases nationwide. This type of fraud accounted for 5 percent of California’s filings with 16,485 reports.

5. Telephone and Mobile Services – While telephone and mobile services scams make up only about 5 percent of all cases nationally, they impact more than 100,000 people every year. California had the average number of reports for telephone and mobile services scams at 5 percent, accounting for 16,089 reports. 

6. Banks and Lenders – Scams involving banks and loans, accounted for 5 percent of Californians woes, with 15,840 reports. Be on the lookout for scammers who falsely claim to be lenders, loan servicers, financial counselors, mortgage consultants, loan brokers or representatives of government agencies who can help avoid a mortgage foreclosure and offer a great deal at the same time. Common warning signs of fraudulent mortgage assistance offers include a “guarantee” that foreclosure will be avoided and pressure to act fast.

7. Shop-at-Home and Catalog Sales schemes impacted more than 140,000 people nationwide in 2018. California had 12,994 reports of inferior products, no product received and other concerns relating to items ordered.

8. Prizes, Sweepstakes and Lotteries – You might be told you won a lottery (typically one that you never entered) and asked to first send money, usually by wire transfer, to the “lottery company” to cover certain taxes and fees. This scam impacted more than 130,000 Americans according to the FTC’s report, which is about 4.4 percent of all reports accumulated in the U.S. California accounted for 8,803 complaints or 3 percent of the reports filed by Californians. 

9. Auto Related – With just over 100,000 cases reported, auto-related scams are the ninth most common category, accounting for about 3.5 percent of all scams. California was average in the number of reports filed at 3 percent.

10.  Internet Services – Rounding out the top 10 scam types,  Internet services scams accounted for about 2 percent of all types of scams, impacting more than 60,000 people throughout the country. Again California was at the national average with 7,703 reports filed accounting for 2 percent of the state’s cases of fraud.

People who are victims of fraud and scams are encouraged to report to the FTC at ftc.gov/complaint. The FTC, along with thousands of law enforcement partners, uses the reports to investigate and bring cases against the perpetrators.

Remember When

Editor’s Note: This will be the last Remember When column. The LW Historical Society has shipped all the copies of The News to UCI for a special collection in the UCI Archives for Seal Beach Leisure World. 

June 22, 1989 – Bill Narang, GRF administrator, met with CalTrans and the LW sound wall group about construction of a sound wall along the freeway that borders the north side of LW. Valencia oranges were on sale at the LW Market for four pounds for $1. No-wax vinyl flooring could be installed in a LW kitchen for as little as $190.

June 24, 1999 – The Orange County Water District began drilling injection wells around-the-clock to create a fresh water barrier. Fuji apples were on sale for 29 cents a pound. 

June 25, 2009 – Albertson’s market planned to lower prices on thousands of goods in its stores was the headline. John Davidson would perform at the Amphitheater. It was the first concert where residents were required to bring IDs to attend and the number of guests were limited. A 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit in Mutual 15 was listed at $189,000. A thick super-plush pillow-top twin mattress cost $349.

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.

Letter to Editor


View from the ground: I was a math major and studied statistics which included surveys. If you let me design the questionnaire/survey, I can guarantee the results you want to get. That is why I didn’t appreciate the sham survey that came with last week’s paper. Do you want a Restaurant/Bar? — legitimate question. Do you want it in Clubhouse 1 or Clubhouse 2? — WRONG! Magicians do something similar to force you to make a choice they want. Yes, I want a restaurant. No, I don’t want it in a clubhouse at all. In Clubhouse 2, I suspect they would replace the woodshop, card room and pool room. Give us a benefit that adds to rather than replaces benefits we already enjoy. Maybe put it in the southeast corner of the parking lot by Clubhouse 2. You might have to move the vacuum/air hose to where the car wash is but it probably belongs there anyway. Close enough to Clubhouse 2 to run a gas line if necessary. You would have to give up a few parking spaces but unless you show me a study indicating that lot is regularly completely filled, I doubt you are really losing anything. Not possible? Then think creatively to find another solution that avoids taking away existing services. And don’t ask us questions where the only choices are answers you want to hear.

Sandy Geffner

Mutual 3

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.

Lita Lewis, Mutual 16, sends kudos to the Golden Age Foundation Hospitality for serving the community for 20 years this month.

Making History

Last Week- The National Hockey League (NHL) and the Nation Basketball Association (NBA) crowned new champions. The St. Louis Blues earned the team’s first Stanley Cup in its 57 year history, while the Toronto Raptors took the Larry O’Brien trophy back to Canada for the first time after defeating the two-time defending champions, the Golden State Warriors. It was the Warriors’ last game in Oakland at Oracle Arena. The Warriors will open next season in a new arena located across the bay in San Francisco.

June 20, 1975 – “Jaws” opened in theaters making countless viewers afraid to go into the water. “Jaws” was the highest grossing film in movie history at the time. The self-taught filmmaker Steven Spielberg went on to become one of the most influential, iconic people in the film world.

June 22, 1788 – New Hampshire was the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.

June 23, 1944 -On this day in 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill, designed to compensate returning G.I.s for their efforts in World War II.

June 25, 1876 – Native American forces led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeated U.S. Army troops in the bloody Battle of Little Bighorn.

—Compiled from History.com

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.

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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

Stop Means Stop!

by Victor Rocha

security services director

Both Safety and Community Coordinator Eloy Gomez and I have written numerous articles regarding traffic safety inside the community. We are encouraged by the latest statistics that show a drop in traffic collisions of nearly 50% since February. However, we still have too many drivers that do not observe posted stop signs.  

Just last week I personally spend nearly one hour sitting at the bus stop observing the four way stop at St. Andrews Drive and Tam O’Shanter Road. Out of the nearly 180 vehicles that approached the intersection, my observations included:

• Nearly 40 percent did not fully stop at the stop signs (widely known as a “California rolling stop”).

• 12 vehicles drove completely through the stop sign without any attempt to slow their vehicle.

• Most vehicles were looking for other vehicles approaching the intersection, not pedestrians. On five occasions, a vehicles was rolling through the stop sign and then after a second look had to brake quickly after they observed a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

All of us owe each other a safe and secure community. Residents know where the stop signs in the route they travel are and should follow all posted signs inside Leisure World.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 431-6586, ext. 371.

GRF Board of Directors Agenda

Clubhouse Four

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

1:00 p.m.

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call

3. President’s Comments

4. Announcements/Service Awards/Staff Commendation

5. Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update

6. Health Care Advisory Board Update

7. Shareholder/Member Comments 

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

• 4 – minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers

• 3 – minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers

• 2 – minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers  

8. Consent Calendar (n/a)

9. Approval of Minutes

a. May 28, 2019 

b. June 4, 2019 (Special) 

c. June 11, 2019 (Special) 

d. June 18, 2019 (Special) 

10. Reports 

a. Facilities and Amenities Review (FAR) Ad hoc Committee

b. Management Services Review Ad hoc Committee

c. Strategic Planning Ad hoc Committee

11. New Business

a. General

i. Amend Trust Property Landscape Contract 

ii. Capital Funding Request – Dynamics: Additional Funding

12. Staff Reports   

a. Director of Finance’s Report – Ms. Miller

b. Executive Director’s Report – Mr. Ankeny

13. Board Member Comments

14. Next Meeting/Adjournment

Next regular GRF Board of Directors meeting, Tuesday, July 23, 10:00 a.m., Clubhouse Four

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. 

Tuesday, July 2 Mutual 16

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, July 2 Mutual 17

Administration 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 3 CFO Council

Administration canceled

Thursday, July 3 Presidents’ Council (rescheduled)

Clubhouse 4 9 a.m.

Monday, July 8 Mutual 9

Administration 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, July 10 Mutual 4

Administration 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, July 11 Mutual 12

Administration 9 a.m.

Friday, July 12 Mutual 3

Administration 9 a.m.

Monday, July 15 Mutual 15

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16 Mutual 14

Conference Room B 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17 Mutual 5

Conference Room B 9 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17 Mutual 7

Administration 1 p.m.

GRF Board Executive Session

9:00 a.m., June 28, 2019

Administration Conference Room

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

A. Call to Order – President Stone

B. Roll Call

C. Legal

D. Contracts

E.  Member Disciplinary Actions

F. Personnel

G. Adjournment

“Agenda is Subject to Change”

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 25 GRF Board of Directors 

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m. 

Monday, July 1 Recreation Committee

Conference Room B 1 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 3 Governing Document Committee

Administration 10 a.m.

Wednesday, July 3 Physical Property Committee

  Administration 1 p.m.

Friday, July 5 GRF Board Executive Session 

Administration canceled

Monday, July 8 Mutual Administration Committee

Administration 1 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9 Facilities and Amenities Review Ad Hoc

Administration 1 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Administration 1 p.m.


Voter Awareness meeting is scheduled June 25

June has been a busy month for members and supporters of the Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club, and there are more exciting things ahead.

The Voter Awareness meeting is on June 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Diane Carey and others who attended the California Democratic Party Convention will discuss what they learned.

Local congressman Harley Rouda, paid a surprise visit to the club. He serves on a number of important committees relating to transportation,infrastructure and environmental issues, in addition to handling constituent cases with federal agencies. He is always approachable and interested in Leisure World’s priorities and needs.

At the June general meeting, members viewed a film on “What’s Happening in the Battle for Control of the American Court System,” with Brandon Love, another Leisure World favorite, facilitating a response.

On June 26, the Lunch Bunch of club members and supporters will gather at Denny’s on Westminster at 11 a.m. to socialize and become better acquainted. Call (203) 520-4050 for reservations.

On June 26 there will also be a debate watching party in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Light refreshments will be served. The exact time will be announced later. Club members and supporters are welcome, but reservations will be required because of limited space. Email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com. There will be additional watching parties in July.

Looking ahead, the club will hold its annual fundraising brunch on Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m. The meal will be catered by Country Gardens with both traditional and vegan meals available. 

The speaker will be Lawrence Rosenthal, a professor at the law school of Chapman University, who will speak on “The Constitutional Case for Gun Control.” Tickets are $30, with the money going toward voter outreach. Call Clara Wise at 909-957-9886 by July 5 for reservations. 

Democrat of the Year Awards will be given to Mary Tromp, club president, and Diana Carey, a longtime supporter of the group.



Get tickets to see ‘Time Machine’ 

at Pageant of Masters Aug. 14

The GRF Recreation Department is hosting a trip to an evening performance of the 2019 Pageant of the Masters on Wednesday, Aug. 14. Act quickly as last year this event sold out twice. Tickets are limited and are almost sold out. 

The 2019 Pageant of the Masters, “The Time Machine,” will take audiences around the globe and into the past, present and future in search of great art and amazing stories. Taking its cues from science fiction and steam punk fantasies, “The Time Machine” will be a ticket to thrills, laughter, beautiful music and extraordinary living art under the stars.

“At its core, “The Time Machine” will focus on the ways in which art reveals and reflects the world in which it was created,” said veteran scriptwriter Dan Duling. “When we look at works by artists like Leonardo da Vinci or Johannes Vermeer, they provide us with invaluable clues to better understand life in their times.”

Seating will be in the main tier, which offer an ideal perspective for the performance. Although it might be sunny and warm during the day, be prepared for the temperature to drop when the sun goes down. Those with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase an additional ticket for their caregiver or assistant.

Tickets are $85 and include bus fare and gratuity. Payment must be made when reserving your seats and is non-refundable.  

Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation office in Building 5, lower level, weekdays, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All payment forms are accepted. 

For further information, call 431-6586, ext. 326, or email, events@lwsb.com.

Historical film on Filipino rescue of Holocaust survivors will be shown

The Filipino Association of Leisure World will show the one-hour documentary film, “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust,” on Sunday, June 23, in Clubhouse 4 at 2 p.m. 

It is a story about how Philippines rescued and offered sanctuary to more than 1,200 Jews from Germany and Austria during the Nazi regime. 

The Philippines was the only country in the world who offered sanctuary to German and Austrian Jews during the Nazi purge to exterminate the Jewish population in Europe during World War II. The documentary was narrated by a well known German actor, Liev Schreiber. 

The untold story involves poker-and-cigar-smoking buddies, the Freider brothers, Cincinnati businessmen who were making two-for-a-nickel cigars in pre-WW II Manila. They  and the charismatic first President of the Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon, a U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana and an ambitious Army colonel named Dwight D. Eisenhower formulated the escape of over 1,200 Jews from the Nazis to migrate to the Philippines. 

After the show, cookies and coffee will be served. 

For further information, call Ren Villanueva, (323) 854-6209 or 493-1406.

Bicycles returned to LW 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.

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.


Super Bingo is slated Sunday

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

On June 23 and 30 the American Legion, Post 327, will host Super Bingo. The buy-in is $3 for 10 games. Other games may also be purchased. All money is used to support Veteran activities in our local area.

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

Learn about stroke care tomorrow at Sunshine Club

Melissa Radcliff, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, will be the guest speaker at the Sunshine Club tomorrow, June 21, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Melissa specializes in strokes and neuro-oncology. Currently, she oversees the stroke patient care at Los Alamitos Medical Center, an award winning comprehensive stroke center. 

Her talk will be“The Science of Stroke and Stroke Care in Orange County” and will include the physiology of stroke; stroke prevention; what happens when you or a loved one has a stroke; where to go; what is the best practice-based care; and questions-and-answers.

Prior to Los Alamitos, Melissa was an advanced provider at the UCLA Neuro-Oncology clinic. She saw patients, directed their treatments and provided patient and staff education. She also served as a clinical nurse for over 14 years at the UCLA neuro-oncology unit and at Hoag Hospital’s neuro-surgical intensive care unit, in Newport Beach. 

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.

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.

Last GRF game to see Angels set

The Recreation Department is planning an afternoon game for the third Leisure World Day at Angel Stadium this season. The Angels will take on the Detroit Tigers on July 31 at 1:07 p.m. Interested parties should come to the Recreation Office, located in Building 5, lower level to make their purchase. 

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. 

Participants need to complete a release form, also available at the Recreation Office. Accessible seating is available if requested at the time of ticket purchase. The tickets are non-refundable.

The bus will leave from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. 

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


Learn to navigate  Internet, prepare for DMV tests, more

The Friendship Club offers computer classes taught by Jeff Sacks, and Miryam Fernandez.

• Monday, June 24, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m. Windows 7, Windows 10 (Jeff)

Noon – iPhone Tips and Techniques (Fernandez)

• Monday, July 1, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.- Introduction to Computers (Sacks)

Noon-Navigate the  Internet (Fernandez)

• Monday, July 8, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

11 a.m.- Prepare for a test like Calif DMV. (Includes information about REAL ID) (Sacks)

Noon-iPhone Notes App (Fernandez)

Classes are free, but donations to pay for a wireless hotspot and printing materials are welcome.

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

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


Plans settled for upcoming events

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) held its monthly meeting on June 9. 

Treasurer Annie Andreatta reported that the club is financially healthy and can meet the financial needs from hosting the annual picnic honoring veterans living in Leisure World. FALW President Ric Dizon, reminded members to support and volunteer for a successful event. 

Other events discussed during the meeting, was the documentary film the club will show on June 23 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 and the anniversary-luau dinner on Saturday, Sept. 7.


Purchase tickets for annual picnic on July 3, CH 1 The Italian-American Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month in Clubhouse 4 at noon. All Leisure World residents are welcome to join. 

Pizza and salad were served at the June meeting and more people attended than anticipated. It was great. A big welcome to the new members. 

Next month the Italian-American Club will host its annual picnic on July 3 in the picnic area by Clubhouse 1. Once again it will be potluck with a $5 charge for members, $8 for non-members. The club will provide fried chicken, rolls, soft drinks and water. Tickets, cash or check, will be sold prior to the picnic. More information will follow. 

For information about the club, call Sunny Beech at 355-2918.


All invited to flea market

The Rollin’ Thunder is having its first Flea Market on Saturday, June 29, from 8-a.m.- 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Shareholders’ help and support is needed to make it a success. 

Come shop until you drop.

Coffee and refreshments will be available for early morning buyers.


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.

LWer publishes autobiography

Jim Masao Yoshioka, Mutual 7, completed his autobiography, “I am the Clay, He is the Potter, Autobiography of Jim Masao Yoshioka, First Born in the Japanese Internment Camp,” last December. 

Jim’s life stories are unique and begin when he was born in an U.S. Army ambulance on the way from the Stockton Assembly Area to Sacramento General Hospital. He was the first to be born in a Japanese internment camp.

Jim is a Christian writer and includes miracles and encounters in the book.

The e-book is available at Amazon.com, biographies of religious leaders. 

Jim was an aerospace engineer and occupational therapist assistant before retiring in LW.


Liszt, Schumann are featured today

The Korean-American Classic Music Academy will meet today, June 20, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 for a class featuring the works of Franz Listz and Robert Schumann.

Ken Chong will present Schumann’s “Poet’s Love” and his piano quintet and Liszt’s Etude No. 3, “A Sigh” and “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.”

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.

LWers were honored guests at Special Olympics

by Beverly Bender

LW contributor

I just started volunteering for the Special Olympics Global Messenger program. We coach public speaking based on Toastmaster International methods to athletes so they can go out and bring awareness to Special Olympics. I started coaching a young athlete, Sydney Driscoll, who will do her first speech on Saturday at the Gavel Club in Santa Ana.

Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, in 1968 to show the world that her sister, Rosemary, and other people with intellectual disabilities can, with proper instruction and encouragement learn, enjoy and benefit from participating in individual team sports. Special Olympics is now world wide with over one million athletes. 

I went to the games on Saturday with the LW honored guest program. Sydney and her mother with other parents were our tour guides.  

This was my first Special Olympic event at Long Beach State University. It was an awesome experience. There were 1,100 athletes from as far as San Louis Obispo to San Diego county competing in basketball, swimming, bocce ball, flag football and track.

In opening ceremonies the athletes paraded in with the dramatic torch arrival and the lighting of the cauldron to kick off the games. Law enforcement officers celebrated the culmination of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg with vehicle displays and exhibits. 

There was the Healthy Athletes Village. All athletes were able to receive free health screenings in dental, eyes, feet, hearing, physical fitness and nutrition. Nike gave foot and ankle screenings and handed out new Nike tennis shoes. 

There were booths with games, food, a boutique and live entertainment. 

Thousands of volunteers helped make this a special event. CSULB has sponsored the Southern California Special Olympics for 22 years and offered free parking.

A mother told me that parents and schools are encouraged to start helping their intellectually disabled children early in sports and exercise, even babies can learn to swim.

Some of the swimmers were physically disabled but they still were able to compete. All the participants get medals or ribbons. I had the honor of giving medals and a ribbon to three swimmers. 

The most inspiring though, were all the volunteers, families and friends that came to watch and participate in the events. There was a feeling of bonding just walking around seeing so many people smiling and having a wonderful time. It felt so good to be a part of this celebration. I went back on Sunday.

I want to say thank you to the thousands of coaches and volunteers that made this event go smoothly. It is hard work and it was obvious all the volunteers were having a good time being supportive and enthusiastic with all the athletes and their families. 

It has been a long time since I have seen so much love shown in a large venue.

For more information on Special Olympics, Southern California, visit sosc.org.

Concerned Shareholders

Concerned Shareholders will meet June 27 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  The topic will be the mutuals that voted down the change of bylaws.  

There  will also be a discussion regarding weekly surveys from the Recreation Department.  


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.


Mathews, Mary Theresa 


Mary Theresa Matthews, 93, Mutual 10, died May 31, 2019.

Mary was born on June 24, 1925, in Niagra Falls, New York, to Theresa Baker and Rocco Ciamprone. 

She married Zelma Matthews on May 12, 1947, in Niagra Falls. 

She was a chemical lab technician.

She moved to Leisure World from Lake Havasu, Arizona, in 2000 and attended art classes and had a minifarm. She also swam at the pool and went to the exercise room.

Mary loved living in Leisure World and had many friends who will miss her. 

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Zelma, on Aug. 8, 1999.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Lou Ross, Long Beach; and Rose Matthews, Crossville, Tennessee.

Services at Faith Christian Assembly Church are pending. 

She is interred at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.


In Memoriam 

Susan Britton 67

Maria Becerra 87

Jose Moncada 64

Lenworth McBean 72

Paula Cruz 87

Gary Puckett 68

Elsie Goodrich 95

Devaris Watson 29

Gary Puckett 68

Manuel Saaverda 82

Carol Marshall 82

David Marshall 76

Jean Jackson 89

Sandra Linares  53

Stephen Smith 50

Rita Doll 91

Sati Manvi 83

Ursula Wolf 8

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary, 


—paid obituary



Today is national ‘Dump the Pump’ Day, ride bus

The Orange County Transportation Authority is encouraging those who live and work in Orange County to Dump the Pump today,June 20 and take a free ride on OC Bus instead.

Riders who pledge online to ride the OC Bus instead of getting behind the wheel of a car can use the OC Bus mobile ticketing app to get free and unlimited rides on OCTA’s fixed-route bus system for the entire day on June 20.

People can make the pledge and sign up for the free pass online at www.octa.net/DumpthePump.

Dump the Pump Day is marked across the United States as a day when people are encouraged to leave their cars at home for the day and try an alternative way to get to their destinations, by public transit, carpooling, walking or cycling.

“We really hope people will take time to discover the many alternatives to being a single driver behind the wheel of a car,” said OCTA Chairman Tim Shaw, also a La Habra Councilman. “It may be just one day, but once somebody sees how easy and convenient it can be to ride public transportation, we believe they will ride again.”

As part of Dump the Pump Day, Waze Carpool is also offering free rides through June 21 throughout Orange County.

Metrolink is offering one free ride on its commuter rail system in Orange County, through June 20 when people pledge online. The Metrolink pledge and pass can also be accessed at www.octa.net/DumpthePump.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) sponsors Dump the Pump Day for public transportation systems from around the country. The national campaign helps emphasize the benefits of using public transportation for individuals to save money, lessen impacts on the environment and ease traffic congestion by reducing the number of vehicles on the road.

Substantial cost savings are also possible. APTA’s Transit Savings Report published last year indicated that a two-person household can save on average more than $10,000 annually by using one car rather than two.

On the Go

Day Trips 

Plaza Mexico, La Huasteca Restaurant – Sunday, June 23, $30 for members, $40 for non-members, American Latino Club, Carmen Edwards, 431-4257

Anaheim Angels vs. A’s – June 27, $40, GRF Recreation, events@lwsb.com, 431-6586, ext. 326 

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

Pala Casino – Daily, free, Amphitheater, 8 a.m., (714) 985-9555

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

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

Overnight Trips 

Historic Cities of Eastern Canada – Seven days, July 12-18, David Nell/Good Times Travel, (888) 488-2287 

Canadian Rockies & Glacier Park–Sept. 8-14, Traveling Tigers Club, Joanna Matos, 598-1849

Sports & Games

Women’s Golf Club

Six women make birdies, score 30

Forty-six members of the Women’s Golf Club played for low gross, low net and birdies on June 11. Six players landed birdies in the weekly tournament.

There were also six players with a low gross score of 30.

The flight winners were: 

Flight A – Low gross, tie between Grace Choi, Soo Choi, Teresa Lim and Bert Thompson, 30; low net, Sandy Derouin, 25; birdies/hole, Grace Choi, No. 3, Theresa Lim, No. 5, Sandy Derouin, No. 4 and Jane Song, No. 1.

Flight B – Low gross, tie between Joann Lim and Sun Lee, 30; low net, tie between Hae Lee and Helen Yoon, 26; birdies/hole,Sun Lee and Mary Grieg, No. 8.

Flight C – Low gross, Cecilia Han, 31; low net, Judy Ro, 22; no birdies.

Flight D – Low gross, Jeanne Aranas, 33; low net, Bertha Barragan, 22; no birdies.

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: h4B 

The white Bishop moves from g5 to h4 . Any answer by black, the white’s next move is check mate.


Slutsky wins first All-LW Tourney

Larry Slutsky won the first ever All-Leisure World Texas Hold’em Tournament on June 8. His pair of fours beat second place Keith Coffman’s ace high to end the game.  Third place was Bette Sargent, followed by Miriam Smith, a Long Beach lawn bowler; Hank Lincourt, Roy Mittelsteadt, Jack “Lee” Pfeifer and Ed Coffman, father of the second place winner.

Larry, a Mutual 8 resident, is a retired metallurgical engineer.  He is also a bridge enthusiast and an avid bicyclist.  Last year he came in second place in the last Gardens Casino event.

The event started with a fantastic breakfast prepared by club member Connie Deady, with her team of helpers – Donna Hernandez, Lucy Starkey, Jody Dixon and Drew Sargent.  All appreciated her herculean efforts to prepare and serve food for all 90 tournament participants.

Special thanks to the many members who provided back-up help in many areas- Linda Stone, Barry Brideau, Cleo Looney, Harry Sera, Don and Glenda Saunders, Carole Damoci and all the volunteer dealers, without whom, the game would not take place.  Also thanks to President Wendy Wu, who acted as tournament director.

The LW Tournament Poker Club meets the first three Saturdays each month in Clubhouse 6 beginning at noon.  Barry Brideau will give private poker lessons.  Call him at (714) 401-7622.


All invited to play

The Ladies’ “Q” Pool Club meets every Monday, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 1, for regular pool playing. 

Everyone is welcome to come by and see what it’s all about. All residents are welcome, even those with no experience, a little experience or who played for years. Annual dues are $5. The club has a potluck luncheon in August and a holiday luncheon in December. A good time is had by all.

Martin wins cribbage play with 842

Norm Martin had the high score of 842 in Cribbage play June 11, followed by Sandra deDubovay at 835, Bea Lissow at 831 and Patti Smith at 830. Darlene Meyers had six games of 121. There were 52 players.

Peggy McKendrick and Eileen Dohl celebrated their birthdays and shared ice cream sandwiches and cookies. 

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. Arrive by noon to be assured of a table.


Six land in circles at June tourney

The Men’s Golf Club tournament was held on June 12 at the local course. It was an overcast start to the morning that warmed up nicely after the sun came out. Forty-seven golfers gathered and competed in four flights over 18 holes. There were no holes-in-one recorded, but there were six circle hole winners.

‘A’ flight has golfers with handicaps of 0-5. ‘B’ flight 6-8, ‘C’ flight 9-14, and ‘D’ flight 15-18. All scores are net: (actual score minus handicap).

A Flight- first place, Bill Lyons, 47; John Kolthoff, 50; Steven Ro, 51; Hyon Shin 52.

B Flight-Kyoung Kim, 46; Terry Thrift, 49; Ron Jackson, 50; Stan Johnson, 52.

C Flight – Kap Son, 49; Youn Lee, 50; Jae Lee, 52; tie for fourth place between Jay Kim and Won Song, 54.

D Flight: Joon Yoon, 49; Ben Benjamins, 50; Fred Edworthy, 52; Bob Marselle, 53.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 8 was Bill Long, and on the 17th hole Jae Kim.

There will be two Men’s Club tournaments each month, one on the second Wednesday and another on the fourth Wednesday. The next men’s tournament is on June 27.

The Men’s Club has embarked on a race to crown for the “2019 Men’s Club Champion.” The competition started with April’s tournament and will proceed until a champion is crowned in mid-December. Only Men’s Club members may participate and must have competed in at least eight tournaments by Nov. 13.

To join the Men’s Golf League contact President Bill Zurn or Membership Chair Dave LaCascia, via the Golf Starter Shop. 

New Men’s Golf League members must join the Men’s Club and play 3-18-hole rounds on the local course in order to get a valid handicap. Rounds must be played with a current member and scorecards left with the starter. This then qualifies the individual to play in the Men’s and Guys & Gals tournaments played each month throughout the year.

Cards and Games Scoreboard

Friendly Pinochle Club winners June 13: Howard Bleakley, 11,490; Bev Adams,10,870; Tony Dodero, 10,820; Gracie Finnegan, 10,280. The club meets Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call (310) 968-9509.

—Bert Sellers


Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club – Winners in the game on June 13 were: N/S: First in Strat A: Larry Slutsky-Verna Baccus; second in Strat A: Larry Topper-Thad Mikols; third in Strat A, first in Strat B: Bill Linskey-Howard Smith; fourth in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; second in Strat B: Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; first in Strat C: Nancy Lichter-Bea Aron; second in Strat C: Cookie Pham-Elaine Dovgard. E/W: First in Strats A, B, and C: Bobbi Vann-Paul Chen; second in Strats A and B: Bud Parish-Monica Gettis; third in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Gary Paugh; fourth in Strat A: Fern Dunbar-LaVonne McQuilkin; third in Strat B: Judy Carter-Johnson-Mark Singer; second in Strat C: Chie Wickham-Lynn Danielson. Overall winners in the United-Rated game on June 10 were: First in Strat A: Jeanette Estill-Gary Paugh; second in Strat A: Judy Jones-Al Appel; third in Strat A: Sibyl Smith-Rob Preece; fourth in Strat A, first in Strat B: Howard Small-Diane Starbuck; fifth in Strat A, second in Strat B, first in Strat C: Jane Gibbons-Ellen Kice; sixth in Strat A, third in Strat B, second in Strat C: Kar-Yee Nelson-Mark Singer; fourth in Strat B: Chie Wickham-Alan Olschwang; fifth in Strat B: Shirley Knopf-Lynn Danielson; sixth in Strat B, third in Strat C: Glynn and Priscilla Sisson; fourth in Strat C: Ron and Gene Yaffee. 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. Today is the last day to sign up to play on Monday, June 24, for the game and the cook-out, which follows the game. Midge will not take or cancel reservations for that day. For more information, contact Ted Wieber at 596-8661.

– Gene Yaffee


Jolly Time Pinochle Club winners June 15: Bert Sellers, 11,520; Al Bonnema, 10,290; Bev Adams, 10,020; Ruth Bonnema, 9,850. 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 15: N/S: Bud Parish-Dorothy Favre; Sibyl Smith-Jeanette Estill; Fred Reker-Joan Tschirki; Marty Lipman-George Alemshah; Sue Boswell-George Koehm. E/W: Al Appel-Judy Jones; Chie Wickham-Mike Nielsen; Joyce Henderson-Howard Smith. Jun 14 Happy Flag Day: N/S: George Alemshah-Sylvia Kaprelyan; Betty Jackson-Norma Krueger; Jean Kato-Barbara Harris; Sibyl Smith-Diane Schmitz; Larry Topper-Judy Cook; Stan Johnson-Louise Seifert. E/W: Sue Fardette-Marilyn McClintock; Jeanette Estill-Lynn Danielson; Ted Cooper-Ray Unsal; Fred Reker-Dorothy Favre; Emma Trepinski-Judy Jones; Mark Singer-Judy Carter-Johnson; Judy Percer-Sally Fenton; Larry and Bob Goldstein. 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


Monday Bridge Club winners June 17: Howard Bleakley, Dale Quinn and Betty Leavitt Games begin at noon in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Pauline Fitzsimons at 296-8363.

– Pauline Fitzsimons


Fun Time Pinochle Club winners June 17: Marilyn Allred, 13,070; Bert Sellers, 12,540; Grace Buster, 12,460; Richard Van Wasshnova,12,420. The club meets from noon-4 p.m. Mondays in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Joan Taylor at 240-5416. 

–Bert Sellers

Arts 6-20-19

Hometown Buffet Dinner and Brunch

Hometown Buffet will bring dinner service to Clubhouse 1 from 4:30-6:30 on June 24. No reservations are required, and the cost is $11 including tax for an all-you-can-eat buffet (no takeout). Cash and checks are the only accepted forms of payment. The menu changes monthly and will be published on LW Live! (see below).

Hometown Buffet brings dinner service on the fourth Mondays.

The restaurant also hosts a twice-a-month Sunday buffet in Clubhouse 1 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (This is a time change). The all-you-can-eat buffet will be here on June 30. Brunch is $11, all-inclusive (no take-out). 

The Leisure World Transportation Department provides Minibus  service until 6:30 p.m. to the clubhouse as well as on-call service for the special needs Access bus. 

For more information on the bus schedule, call 431-6586, ext. 372.  For more information on restaurant service in LW, email events@lwsb.com or 431-6586, ext. 326.

Hometown Buffet Dinner Menu

Italian Chopped Green Salad

Broccoli Salad


Traditional Vegetable Beef Soup 


 Rotisserie Baked Chicken

 Succulent Hometown Meatloaf

Creamed Mashed Potatoes and Gravy 

Seasoned Green Beans

 Vegetable Pilaf

Corn Bread 


Cinnamon Pecan rolls

Strawberry Glazed Bananas

Seasonal Fruit Platter

 Hometown Buffet Brunch Menu

Hot Pot



Salad Table


-Coleslaw Salad

Juice Bar

-Orange Juice

Toast Bar


-Corn Bread

-White Bread

Hot Bars

-Biscuits & Country Gravy

-Scrambled Eggs

-Crispy Bacon

-Savory Sausage Links


-O’Brien Potatoes

-Baked Chicken Rotisserie

-Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

-Vegetable Rice

-Grilled Parmesan Tomatoes 

Omelet Station

-Omelets made to order

Dessert Station

-Strawberry Glazed Bananas

-Fruit Platter

-Chocolate Pudding

-Whipped Cream





-Breakfast Syrup

-Strawberry Glaze

-Brown Sugar


Ad Hoc Sing-Along

The LW Ad Hoc Sing-Along Club meets at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 for one hour to sing the old songs. 

All are welcome to come and sing songs from movies, Broadway hits and other classic tunes. 

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

Song sheets are furnished. Reading music is not required.

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

Friends of the LW Library

The Friends of the Leisure World Library raises funds to support the library through the sale of donations at the Friends Bookstore located adjacent to the library. People are welcome to browse for bargains in books, including children’s books, cards, puzzles and more. The boutique sells gently used collectibles and gift items. 

People are asked to bring their own shopping bags when they visit. 

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 Friends group is in need of volunteers. Interested persons should go to the bookstore and fill out an application during operating hours from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

GRF Movie

“Stan & Ollie,” rated PG, will be shown Wednesday, June 26, at 2 and 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Laurel and Hardy—the world’s greatest comedy team—face an uncertain future as their golden era of Hollywood films remains long behind them. 

Diminished by age, the duo set out to reconnect with their adoring fans by touring variety halls in Britain in 1953. 

The shows become an instant hit, but Stan and Ollie can’t quite shake the past as long-buried tension and Hardy’s failing health start to threaten their precious partnership.

Some scenes and language may offend some viewers.

Can’t make the movie? Borrow it from the LW Library for free any time.

AuthorSpeak at the LW Library

The Leisure World Library invites everyone for its third AuthorSpeak event on July 11 at 11 a.m. Korean-American author Sang Bukaty will speak about her book “Grace Notes.”

Sang-Eun was the fifth child and youngest daughter born to a wealthy politician’s family in Seoul. From the beginning she was destined for a purpose. The misfortune of her birth during the Pacific war saved her family. When the Korean War broke out, the family escaped again, as refugees in the southernmost part of Korea. When Sang-Eun finally returned to her beloved Seoul after the cease-fire, she faced her own personal war with a ruthlessly competitive academic-based society.

Only when she took up the cello did she find her path to national fame and recognition. 

But amid the performances and prizes, Sang-Eun still felt like something was missing. She packed her bags for America to fulfill her dream of becoming a famous concert cellist.

Along the way, she found her true passion, learning unexpected lessons. “Grace Notes” is a timeless story that spans two cultures, two continents and two languages as it speaks of the universal love connecting sister to sister, mother to daughter, and wife to husband.

This event will be held at Veterans Plaza located on the cement patio between Clubhouse 3 and the LW Library. 

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the library at 598-2431.

Community Karaoke

The Community Karaoke Club loves its faithful audience. People applaud, tap their feet and lip-sing along with all the singers. 

This week, singers chose familiar tunes like “Paper Roses” by  Julie Nulad, “Release Me” by Carolyn Mottola, “Boots are Made for Walking” by Diane Wasserman, “Crazy” by Eva Doroia, “Cold Cold Heart” by Pete Tupas and “I Fall to Pieces” by Erika Greenwood.  

Tino Tupas did a fine “Something.” Many other smooth songs from the past were nicely sung by Audrey McKenzie, Gerry Tagulao, Byong Choi, Ric Dizon, Mila Cruz, Ruby Johnson, Donna Burr, David Noble, Vilma Tagulao, Vickie Van Ert, Charlie Guggino, Martin Rosendaal, Wayne Urban, Kyung Cho,  Culley Eaby and Vito Villamar.  Janice Chapman did an Elvis gospel number “Who Am I.” Some 1970-1980’s numbers were sung by Bob Barnum and Tony Tupas.

New song selections are added to the club song book from time to time. They are located in the front pages.  

Karaoke parties are held on Wednesdays, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Practice sessions are Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.

Orchid Society

South Coast Orchid Society will meet at Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, on Monday, June 24, from 7-9 p.m.

LW Library has new chess tables

by Vanessa Morris

LW librarian

The LW Library is pleased to announce two outdoor checkerboard tables that have been installed on the library’s patio area. 

Before air-conditioning, the Internet and 24/7 TV, sitting outside and playing chess (or checkers) was a popular pastime. Chess, checkers and Connect Four are games that require critical thinking, patience and skill. Leisure World has many people in the community who are accomplished chess and checkers players. 

The LW Library is hoping to create a community gathering space.With this is mind, it has added a collection of games for residents to check out. The library has a chess set, checkers, Yatzee, Connect Four, Dominoes, Mahjong set and much more. 

Come visit the LW Library to check out our games and stay awhile on our new game tables.

Genealogy Club

The Leisure World Genealogy Club will meet at 10 a.m. on June 26 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social time starts at 9:30.  All are welcome.

Hal Horracks will speak on “Organizing Genealogy Files on Computer.” Horracks has been seriously engaged in family history research for a dozen years. 

His areas of expertise have fallen into the areas of British and Australian research, immigration records, and British and U.S. census records. He also has extensive historical knowledge of the western Kentucky and southern Illinois area. Handouts will be available at the meeting.  Call Mary Romero at 810-4266 for more information.

The club also 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 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.

Bula Brothers Concerts

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. 

OLLI Senior University

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 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.

GRF Weekly Dance

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

Now and Then will play 1940s-60s ballroom and pop on June 22.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SBTV Channel 3

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Thursday, June 20

4 pm Bob McCauley 

Retirement Party

5:06 pm Easter Egg Decorating

5:15 pm National Parks, Grand Canyon

5:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity #41 

6 pm McGaugh Third Grad Concert

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm SB City Limits: 

Richard Hastings

9 pm Interview: Rich Harbour

Kurt Augsburger

10:15 pm National Parks, Grand Canyon

10:30 pm Cerritos Center

Friday, June 21

4 pm Cinco de Mayo

5:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

6 pm Calvary Chapel

6:30 pm The Entertainers

7:30 pm Ocean Perspectives 

8 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm Americana Awards 2019

10:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Saturday, June 22

4 pm Earthquake Awareness

5:51 pm Easter Egg Decorating 

6 pm Ocean Perspectives

7 pm Studio Cafe

8 pm LAUSD

10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

11 pm SB City Limits: 

Richard Hastings

Sunday, June 23

4 pm Shakespeare by the Sea

6 pm The Entertainers

7 pm Go West! 2019

8 pm Ocean Perspectives

8:30 pm Studio Cafe

9:30 pm Interview: Rich Harbour/

Kurt Augsburger

Monday, June 24

4 pm Cinco de Mayo 2019

5:30 pm Harmonizing Humanity

6 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm Seal Beach City Council, live

9 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10 pm The Entertainers

11 pm The Sea Inside

Tuesday, June 25

4 pm Earthquake Awareness

5:51 pm Easter Egg Contest 

6 pm National Parks-Grand Canyon

6:11 pm Metro Motion-Union Station

6:30 pm Humanizing Humanity

7 pm Ocean Perspectives

8 pm On Q-8bit Jazz Heroes

9 pm Seal Beach City Limits

10 pm Interview: Rich Harbour/

Kurt Augsburger

11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

Wednesday, June 26

4 pm Bob McCauley 

Retirement Party

5:06 pm Sea Inside

5:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

6:30 pm Interview with Rich Harbour

and Kurt Augsburger

8 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm SB City Limits

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park

*All programming is subject to change.

LW 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.

LW Library Exhibit

A collection of ironwood carvings loaned by Ted and Jeri Nowell of Mutual 5 is now on display at the Leisure World Library.

The art of ironwood carving originated with the Seri people of Sonora, Mexico, as a way to make a living and continues today. They use only naturally fallen branches that are cured for at least three years. Live Ironwood is never harvested for this purpose.

The first to carve ironwood for sale was Jose Astorga in the late 1960s. He mainly carved bowls and spoons, and later focused on decorative art, especially sea animals.

The wood is almost impossibly hard to work and takes special tools and a great deal of patience to carve. Each finished piece is more of a sculpture than a carving. After crude shapes are chiseled out, the artist brings the piece to life by carefully shaping and adding detail with special blades. The figures are then sanded, buffed and polished to an amazingly smooth finish that lets the intricate grains and subtle color variances show through.

The deep glow of the wood is achieved without lacquer or varnish. The natural shine comes from the remarkable density and natural oils in the wood. 

These works of art in the library display clarity and shine, part of what attracted the Nowells to begin their collection.

The couple moved to Leisure World 16 years ago and are well known here as the Handy Couple.

Jeri said her favorites are the Smoky the Bear and road runner figures, and both love the sea life. 

Residents are welcome to go to the LW Library to view the display, which will be up until July.

LW Poetry

This poetry feature showcase original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. The club’s Poetry Workshop meets on the second Wednesday 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.

In Memory of the Best Brother in the World 

Alan Richman


I have always said

I have the best brother in the world.

I didn’t keep it a secret from anyone, 

Including him.

When I was seven and he was twelve 

He saw that I wasn’t reading.

He said, “You like horses and dogs. 

Let’s go to the library and get you 

Some horse and dog books.”

I loved them!

I moved on, eventually, to other topics, 

And loved them, too.

I haven’t stopped reading since.

If he had done nothing else for me, 

That alone would have made him 

“The best brother in the world!”

—Toby Richman, Mutual 7



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


Pug mix – Boots, 6 1/2 yrs. old. Very gentle. Free to loving home. Call Kim at 714-917-5617. 06/20


My sincerest thanks to everyone who did so much for me while I was in North Carolina handling the death of my daughter, Amanda. I am also deeply grateful for all you have done for me since I have been home. Your love and kindness have been so comforting during this sad and difficult time.

In deep gratitude and love, Mary Feldman, Mutual 4, #49A.



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


Richard’s Handyman Service –

Big or small, Ido it all.

Give me a call. 562-387-5187.

Seal Beach Business License

HUG0002. 06/20


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





Interior Flooring Solutions

Hardwood floors, carpet, 

laminate, vinyl planks. 

25 years experience. 

Contractor License 1043763. 12/05




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 and Nail Salon

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


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


PERMANENT MAKEUP For eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner. 27 years experience, 10 years in LW with references. Loann: (310) 938-8808. Cosmetology license #KK5976. 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


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


Male companion for stroke patient. 20-25 mid-day hours/wk. Driver’s license required. Email robinwmichaels@gmail.com



Windows 10% off first cleaning

General housecleaning

Excellent referrals in LW

(562) 307-3861. 

20 years experience.

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 07/11




(562) 600-0014

LW resident, Rich Livitsky.

Seal Beach Business License

#LIV0004. 06/27






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

Electric Wheelchair – Pronto M91 – Red/Grey, Joystick control, footrest, headrest, plug-in to charge, very comfortable, excellent condition.  $1,400. Electric Scooter – Spitfire Scout – Red/Black w/carry basket and pivoting seat, adjustable speed control, great condition.  $900 – Call David at 562-445-2709. 06/20


FOR SALE – EZ GOLF CART. Excellent condition! Near new: Batteries, lights, tires, charger windshield, custom 4-sided canvas enclosure. Extra’s: Horn, turn signals, brake lights, wind-proof padding. $3,500. Contact: Jack Wells 909-802-4795. 06/20


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


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 


2018 Subaru Outback, 14K miles. Perfect condition. $25,000 OBO. Tom 310-291-1978. 06/20


2018 Toyota RAV4-XLE, only 8,200 miles; $23,500 or BO. TX and engine life time warranty by Toyota dealership. Call Jerry 714-600-7708 or leave message. 07/04




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 – 1320 Knollwood Rd., Mutual 4 – Apt. 42H. Thursday, June 20 only from 8:30 – 3:00 p.m. Antique and modern furnishings. Industrial media unit, dining table (from Room and Board), leather/chrome chairs, hutch, 2 queen beds, antique secretary, accent tables, lamps, stereo, mirror, linens, Costume jewelry, Movado watch, designer purses and belts. Vacuum, air bed, garden pots. Estate Sales by Docia Drake,  714-514-8232. 

PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. License ESD0001.


Estate Sale – 1941 St. John Rd, Unit # 34B . Thursday, June 20,  8:00 – 2:00 p.m. & Friday June 21,  9:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lovely 2 bed , 2 bath unit with plenty of quality tasteful furniture & pieces: excellent queen size bedroom set (3pcs), 3 fur coats, dining set, 2 large lighted gold trim china cabinets, leather top desk & chair, rolling serving table, sectional couch , high back chairs, lamps, statues, Lladros, vases, urn, glassware,  crystal pcs,  plenty of costume jewelry & cabinet, artwork, books. Check out photos online: https://www.estatesales.net/CA/Seal-Beach/90740/2255763  Veteran owned Long Beach Estate Sales. (562) 552-2830


Moving Sale – Custom-built kitchen island/countertop, couch, complete wood bedroom set, vintage drop-top desk, and nice woman’s bicycle. Contact Kirk: 858-232-3193. 


Moving Sale – Custom-built kitchen island/countertop, couch, complete wood bedroom set, vintage drop-top desk, and nice woman’s bicycle. Contact Kirk: 858-232-3193.


Carport Sales: Mutual 11, Thurs. & Friday, June 20 & 21st. 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Carport Bldgs. 130 & 131 on Interlachen St. Several sellers. Lots of various merchandise. 



Multi-Family Yard Sale Mutual 2, 1461 Monterey Rd. Apt. 28A. Good quality stuff – a litle bit of everything, including antiques & collectibles. June 20 & 21. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 


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

Call 951-735-0532. 06/27


FREE – 6 drawer dresser, brown. Dimensions: 19”x53”x38”.


3-piece corner computer desk with 2-drawer lateral file and 2 desk drawers plus file drawer in white-washed oak finish. $100. 

Kay at 562-598-1079. 06/20


Portable Oxygen Concentrator Machines (2) – Inogen – Model IO-300 with carrying case and extra batteries $500 each. Bedside Oxygen Concentrator Machine – Inogen – Model GS-100, $900. 06/20