LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 12-08-22

Dec 08-2022

Friends of Library Tree wins competition

The Recreation Department selected five LW groups—The Quilting Bees, the LW Garden Club, the Friends of the Library, the Art League and the Korean Christian Reformed Church—to decorate trees in the clubhouses for the annual GRF tree decorating contest. 

This year’s theme was “LWSB’s Got Talent.” Clubs were instructed to deck out their trees to reflect what sets them apart.

This year’s judges—GRF past presidents and current directors Carole Damoci and Susan Hopewell, and GRF Director Susan Jacquelin—had an exceptionally difficult time choosing only two winners of the five beautifully decorated trees in the contest. After serious debate, the Friends of the Library tree in Clubhouse 3 took first place.   

Jacquelin called the tree “amazing” and noted that it was decorated with little handmade books with sayings such as “A book is a gift you can open again and again,” and, “We appreciate Taylor Greene.” (Greene is the library manager).Photos of volunteers were pasted onto old-fashioned library cards adorning the tree, and the tree was strung with chains made from printed pages. Jacquelin described the tree as “truly a team effort that reflects the activities of one of the many very special groups in the LW community.” The club took home a $100 gift card.

Second place went to the Leisure World Garden Club in Clubhouse 2. “This outstanding tree also shows the spirit of the club in creative, and humorous, ways,” Jacquelin noted. Ornaments include red and white poinsettias and lovely little seed packet reproductions, with a bright red cardinal and gold floral sprigs as a topper. To finish the theme, the club added a tree skirt made of a coiled green garden hose, which judges called “ingenious.” 

The club was awarded a $50 gift card. 

The remaining three trees won honorable mentions from the judges, who called them “remarkable.” The Korean Christian Reformed Church tree in Clubhouse 6 delights with its glittering white, gold and silver decorations.

The Leisure World Art League’s elegant tree in the Clubhouse 4 foyer shows off the members’ skills with exquisite hand-painted ornaments, including “The Twelve Days of Christmas” scenes on artists’ palettes. Last, but certainly not least, the Quilting Bees’ joyful tree in Clubhouse 1 features a myriad of original, delicately quilted and sewn ornaments as well as carefully placed thread spools, bobbins, yarn balls and Christmas ribbons.

The judges thank all the residents who contributed their time and talent to making this part of the holidays at Leisure World such a warm, cheerful time.

Comments from the community are always welcome and may be addressed to kathyt@lwsb.com. 

Lapidary Club-It’s never too late to start anew

Six weeks ago, John Beckham found a new lease on life and in an unlikely place—he became the newest member of the Lapidary Club. 

Prior to his initiation as an official lapidarist, Beckham was a caregiver to his wheelchair-bound wife, Doris. After 64 years of marriage, Doris died earlier this year—just three years after the couple moved to Leisure World. She was survived by two children, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and one lonely husband. 

“I didn’t know anybody here. My immediate neighbors I knew a little bit, but I didn’t know anyone else here,” Beckham said. “I had nothing to do.”

After spending two months settling his wife’s affairs, Beckham became determined to occupy himself. He picked himself up, opened his front door and started wandering. 

At some point, he walked through a long hallway behind Clubhouse 4 and saw a display case full of glimmering, multicolored glass pendants, intricately woven wire-wrapped stones and polished rocks. 

Just across the hall was the home base for the creators of these fine pieces: the Lapidary Club. 

“I looked around and I could see the rocks, and I could see the glass,” Beckham said. Confronted with a room full of complex-looking machinery, a Lapidary Club member pointed him toward Dean Jacobus, the president of the club. 

Jacobus wasted no time on his new protege. He called over Greg TK TK, an “excellent teacher” according to Beckham. Pretty soon, Beckham was cutting, forming, polishing stones all on his own.

“He’s got more spring in his step, even the ladies have mentioned it,” Jacobus said. “He’s much happier here than when he first walked in. He’s got a smile on his face everyday he walks in.”

Like Beckham, Jacobus also joined the club as a widower nearly five years ago. 

“I have triplets, but they’ve all grown up. I just sort of needed somebody to take care of, so they made me president of the club,” Jacobus said. “So that’s what I do in here, take care of people.”

On Nov. 28, Beckham leaned over an 80-grit rotating rock polisher with a small stone in hand. Dressed in a rubber apron, he shifted his hands with precision; blunted edges became rounder, the stone’s natural hues grew more prominent. 

“I was so tied up with my wife, I had never looked at anything outside of that,” Beckham said. “[Lapidary] is really interesting. You can make things and you can make them quick. You can produce something in one day, two days, and get results. That’s what I like about it.”

In the corner of the room, women use wire to transform polished stones into ready-to-wear pendants. Others crane their necks toward humming machinery, slowly shaping gems into finished jewels. On nearby a table, people fuse colorful strips of glass to create radiant blue-green pendants and decorative plates. Jacobus sat alongside them, ready to pounce on any opportunity to assist new members. 

“Some clubs only meet once or twice a month, we’re here six days a week. We’re even open on Saturday. And once you go through the classes and you’re trained on the equipment, we say, ‘Come in and do free play,’” Jacobus said, describing the club as “day camp for seniors.”

As members busy their hands, they share stories and chit-chat about life. Socialization, Jacobus said, is a vital part of their community. 

“We bond as a special group here. If people don’t come in for a couple days and we know they’re a regular, we give them a call on the phone. It’s a very caring group. We sort of adopt people,” Jacobus said. “It’s like ‘Cheers.’ This is a family.”

To illustrate his point, Jacobus pulled out a scrapbook. In it were individual and group photos of a club member who was recently transferred to a memory facility. On the final page of the book, signatures mingled next to messages of well-wishes, speckled across the page like a high school yearbook. 

The group plans to drop off the scrapbook to the former club member in the coming weeks—a testament to the club’s dedication to its community. 

His advice to residents: It’s not too late to be surprised by the joy of a new horizon.

“Don’t sit at home, you don’t have to. There are options for you. Maybe it’s learning another language, maybe it’s doing genealogy, maybe it’s ceramics, maybe it’s art. Maybe it’s here, and maybe it’s not. The message is: come on out and do something.”

2023 calendar has been delivered

The 2023 calendar produced by the LW Weekly has been delivered to all LW households. 

A limited number of copies are available at the LW Weekly office adjacent to the Amphitheater.

The calendar features resident and staff photographs of Leisure World and the Seal Beach area.

Happy holidays to all from the GRF.

Holiday Deadlines

Holiday deadlines for LW contributors are as follows:

Dec. 22 (Christmas edition)

• Classified ad deadline: Fri., Dec. 16, noon

• Editorial submissions deadline: Wed., Dec. 14, 4 p.m.  

Editors will be unable to accommodate late submissions.

Share Your Holiday Memories

For many, Christmases past were filled with love and joy. Those cherished memories live like echoes in time. LW readers and their families are welcome to share cherished memories of Christmases gone by for publication in the LW Weekly on Dec. 22. Send in a few paragraphs to rutho_news@lwsb.com or bring them in writing to the LW Weekly office adjacent to the Amphitheater by Dec. 15. Submissions are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Be sure to include your full name and Mutual number.

For more information, call 562-472-1277.

Security Report

Between Dec. 3 and 4, three bikes and two golf carts were reported stolen from three Mutuals.

Two bikes were stolen from Mutual 4, one golf cart from Mutual 6 and one bike and one golf cart from Mutual 8.

During a patrol check Sunday morning, a Security officer observed a lock cut at the LA Channel gate. There are two locks on this gate. One lock is provided by GRF; the other, from Orange County.

This is the second spate of thefts since early October, when four golf carts were stolen. 

Seal Beach police have been working with Security to investigate the thefts, which appear to be coming from outside the community.

Police have dispatched surveillance drones, increased patrols, staged dummy bikes as bait and reinforced gate locks to prevent unauthorized entry.

In the latest case, thieves appeared to try to cut the reinforced lock that GRF installed after first thefts were reported in October. The GRF lock held, but thieves cut through a county lock to gain access. Seal Beach police were immediately notified, and as that Sunday morning progessed, calls reporting thefts began to come in.

Police found tire tracks matching a golf cart wheelbase leaving the gate area and then searched the channel to no avail.

Despite Security’s limited staffing, increased patrols are now in place, and Security is working in concert with the Seal Beach Police Department. 

GRF is also working to upgrade gate locks and increase video surveillance to help identify perpetrators.

In the meantime, residents should be cautious about leaving golf carts and bikes unsecured. To help prevent golf cart theft, residents should consider the following:

• GPS: Install a global positioning system (GPS). A GPS  is cost effective and can be hidden anywhere on the golf cart making it impossible for a thief to know its location. Also, many GPS units have apps that connect with cell phones so people can track their carts anywhere.

• Pedal Lock: Install a lock that attaches to the golf cart’s gas petal and locks it into place. It may not completely stop a thief, but the device will make it more difficult for a quick escape and harder to steal.

• Steering Wheel Locks: A steering wheel lock, similar to a pedal lock, is another deterrent.

• Use a Unique Key

The most common way golf carts are stolen is with a key that matches the cart’s.  Factory golf carts all come with a generic key that is interchangeable among other golf carts. For example, most Club Car golf cart keys will start another Club Car golf cart. Most golf cart dealers have the ability to change your key to something  unique. 

—Security Services Director Victor Rocha

LW named in ‘Best Of’ readers’s poll

Leisure World was named the regional “Best of” winner for Orange County the category Senior Living Care in the Nov. 27 Los Angeles Times. The announcement was made in the 2022 Best of the Southland Readers’ Choice poll.

Each regional “best” was entered in the final runoff, and the ones that garnered the most votes from LA Times’ readers were designated Best of the Southland. Those that received the next highest number of votes were recognized as finalists. 

Optimistic People In a Caring Atmosphere or OPICA won Best in the Southland honors. It has been serving adults challenged with memory loss and their families in West Los Angeles for more than 42 years. Founded by Professor Yung-Huo Liu of UCLA and philanthropists Ted and Rita Williams, OPICA is the model adult day care center in the City of Los Angeles and later served as the model for the city’s network for future adult day care centers. 

Leisure World Seal Beach was the regional best for Orange County. It was lauded as a gated community with a small-town feel. Spread over 542 park-like acres, LWSB offers co-ops and condos for those 55 and over. Featuring a golf course, swimming and spa facilities, fitness rooms, free bus service and 24-hour security, there are activities for all active seniors.

Joint Forces Training Base to have drills

A visiting U.S. Army aviation unit is conducting training, including night flight operations, at Los Alamitos Army Airfield on Joint Forces Training Base through Dec. 10.

The training is designed to maintain overall operational readiness and proficiency of the aviators and support personnel and will include periods of increased air traffic.

Residents living near Joint Forces Training Base may hear aircraft arriving and departing outside of normal airfield operating hours and increased aircraft noise during the hours of darkness.

Efforts will be taken to minimize inconvenience during the training.

For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Crystal Housman at 805-458-3825 or via email at crystal.c.housman.civ@army.mil, or call the JFTB noise hotline at 562-795-2573.

St. Hedwig’s invites LWers to holiday dinner

St. Hedwig Catholic Church invites LW residents who will be alone on Christmas Day to Monsignor Quinn’s Annual Christmas Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 25. Doors open at noon, a welcome and blesssing will be held at 1:15 p.m. and dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. 

St. Hedwig Church is located at 11482 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, 90720.

Reservations are required by calling 562-387-3057 by Dec. 21.

People are encouraged to reserve early as seating is limited.

For more than 40 years, the annual Christmas Day dinner has been held in Quinn Hall, serving a hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings donated by St. Hedwig parishioners. The event has grown from a few dozen to over 120 guests in annual attendance.  

1.8 Acre Site Hours

The 1.8-Acre Site is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sundays. GRF ID cards are needed to access dumpsters to dispose of refuse. There is a monitor on site to ensure compliance.

SB police DUI checkpoint is coming

The Seal Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI-driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, Dec. 10, at an undisclosed location within the city limits from 8 p.m.-3 a.m. 

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. 

Research shows that crashes involving impaired drivers can be reduced by up to 20% when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are routinely conducted. 

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. 

When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. 

Recent statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that 25% of drivers in traffic-related deaths are the direct result of alcohol impairment.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. 

Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public. 

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Woodshop supervisor is needed

The newly remodeled woodshop in Clubhouse 1 is open and gaining in popularity. In order to expand the hours of operation,   the Recreation Department needs a few good woodworkers to join its roster of volunteer supervisors. Specifically, potential woodshop volunteers will need to commit a few hours on one or two Saturdays a month.

People who are interested in becoming a volunteer supervisor should call Recreation Director Jesse Cripps at 562-431-6586, ext. 350, to set up an appointment. Typically, experienced woodworker hobbyists should be available for one or two 4-hour shifts a week. 

 For more information, contact 562-431-6586, ext. 398.

Toy drive event is Dec. 17

Clubhouse 2 will be the site for the GRF Toys Drive Christmas Show on Saturday, Dec. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m., with live entertainment starting at 7. All residents and their guests are invited. Entrance is free, but everyone must bring a new, unwrapped toy.

This year, toys will be given to a charity suggested by GRF  Physical Property Inspector Mike Meza. He is part of the Brown Descents Car Club Association, which provides toys to local Orange County kids during the holidays.

The Marines’ Toys for Tots program recently changed its procedures and opted out of collecting at LWSB. So all toys will be donated to the Brown Descents Car Club Association for distribution.

The club is a 501(c)(3) charity that collects toys every year for local youth as well as provides scholarships to disadvantaged teens. 

The group took inspiration from the car clubs that have been a local tradition hailing back to the ‘70s. The clubs acted as a way for minority communities to socialize. Its car club events have been offering the same sense of community for more than eight years. GRF has also donated  leftover toys that were not picked up by the Marines to the Brown Descents.

Holiday Lights Minibus Tours

The annual Leisure World holiday lights tour aboard the GRF Minibus will be held from Dec. 19-23. 

The Minibus service will conduct two tours, at 5 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., except Dec. 23, when there will only be a 5 p.m. tour. 

The tours depart from the Health Care Center.

Seating is first-come, first-served. 

GRF Minibuses seat approximately 19 passengers.

At the conclusion of each tour, all passengers who need a ride will be taken home or to any other location inside LW.

For further information, call Grant Winford, fleet manager, at 562-431-6586, ext. 372.

Interact Solutions Bulk Cable Town Hall

Interact Solutions will host informational meetings for residents interested in finding out more about bulk cable and Internet service coming to LW on Jan. 7 and Jan. 21 in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 from 1:30-5 p.m. 

LW’s bulk cable contract will expire Dec. 31. 

Internet Solution representatives are conducting town halls to answer questions and demonstrate its product.

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the managing editor. 

Letters to the Editor: The maximum number of words is 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail 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 GRF employee directly or indirectly.

Stock Transfer Drop-Off Slot

To provide timelier service, the Stock Transfer office has installed an external mail slot near the LW Administration sign.  

 Drop-off documents must be in sealed envelopes and include resident’s name, and phone, Mutual and unit numbers, along with a brief explanation of the business action. No postage is needed.

CalFresh benefits available to qualified LWers

CalFresh, a USDA-funded nutrition assistance program, can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods. 

CalFresh is locally administered through the Community Action Partnership (CAP) in Leisure World to help improve the health and nutrition of people with lower incomes.

Requirements to Apply:

• Applicants must have at least one citizen or legal permanent resident with a Social Security number living in their household (including children).

• Applicants may qualify for CalFresh even if they have a full- or part-time job. 

• Gross monthly income must be less than the amounts listed: One-person household, $2,128; two-person household, $2,874.

• Seniors, those on SSI or those with a disability can apply and may be eligible for CalFresh.

• Documents needed to apply: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of income and resident card (if applicable, receipt of rent and receipt of one utility bill).

Upon application, income and many other factors are taken into account to determine eligibility. 

For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to  https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/. 

Residents who need assistance applying for Cal-Fresh should contact Robann Arshat in Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or Robertaa@lwsb.com. 

Christmas trees can be disposed of through Service Maintenance

Christmas trees can be disposed of at the 1.8-Acre Site, according to the Service Maintenance Department.

People who need assistance can contact the department and create an order for their tree to be picked up at the current rate of $47.50 per hour. On Jan. 1, the rate will go to $50 an hour, billed in 15-minute increments. 

To place an order with Service Maintenance, call 562-431-6586, ext. 363.

Evening Wind Symphony Band to play

The Long Beach City College Evening Wind Symphony and Band of the California Battalion, a fully reenacted Civil War Union Brass Band, will be featured in a special holiday concert on Monday evening, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

The Wind Symphony is under the direction of Dr. Gary Thomas Scott, retired dean of the School of Creative Arts and Applied Sciences at Long Beach City College. A wonderful program is planned that includes marches, holiday music, period music and a few surprises. 

The Band of the California Battalion ill provide an entertaining and informative program of music from the period when “instruments had character and characters had instruments!” The band is celebrating 30 years as an ensemble and has toured all over the country providing living history presentations, concerts, reenactments and special performances at festivals and venues throughout California and around the country.

This concert is always a crowd pleaser at Leisure World and features something to be enjoyed by all. Admission is free.

Breakfast with Santa is Dec. 10

The Seal Beach Breakfast with Santa event is on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9-11 a.m. at the Marina Community Center, 151 Marina Drive, Seal Beach. 

The Seal Beach Lions Club will provide a free pancake breakfast. Other highlights include photos with Santa, live entertainment, and arts and crafts.

New, unwrapped toy donations are being accepted to benefit children in need this holiday season. 

The Seal Beach Recreation and Community Services Department invites the community to attend this free event to celebrate the holiday season. 

Senior Resource Focus

What to do when a loved one dies-Part 1

This information is provided as part of the Senior Focus Resource by Robann Arshat, GRF member resources liaison. Part 2 will cover state taxes. changing ownerships and titles, credit cards, general finances and professional assistance. 

The death of a loved one or spouse precipitates a period of grief that can be a time of confusion and heartache. It is also a time that many important financial and logistical arrangements  need immediate attention. 

The following checklist has been compiled to help Leisure World residents prepare and handle the many details that must be attended to whether or not prior arrangements were made.  

Collecting the Papers 

The first step is to collect the necessary papers to file for various benefits and to finalize the estate.

1. Copies of the death certificate 

You will need to give copies of the death certificate to give to many of the offices or agencies you contact. You can purchase certified copies of the death certificate through your funeral director or directly from the county health department. There will usually be a charge per certificate. People generally need 10-15 copies; if you need more, you can order more. It will take a couple of weeks to get these copies from the funeral home. 

2. Copies of all insurance policies

Collect all your insurance policies, life insurance policies, homeowners’ insurance and car insurance.

3. Copy of marriage certificate

If the spouse of the deceased will be applying for benefits, a marriage certificate will be needed. Copies are available at the Office of the County Clerk where the marriage license was issued. 

4. Social Security number

Social Security numbers of the deceased and spouse can be found on the death certificate. 

5. Copy of a certificate of military discharge

If the deceased was a veteran, military discharge papers (honorable or other than honorable) can be obtained by contacting Department of Defense’s National Personnel Record Center, 9700 Page Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132.

6. A copy of the will or trust

The lawyer of the deceased may have the will or trust, or it may be in a safe deposit box or with the personal belongings of the deceased. 

7. A complete list of all property

This includes real estate, stocks, bonds, savings accounts and personal property of the deceased. Land titles, stock certificates and other financial papers may be stored in a safe deposit box or other secure place.

Insurance Policies

The deceased may have had several types of insurance policies. These could include:

• Life insurance.

• Mortgage or loan insurance.

• Accident insurance. 

• Auto insurance.

• Credit insurance.

• Credit card insurance.

• Various types of insurance provided by the employer of the deceased.

The proceeds from an insurance policy can generally be paid directly to the named beneficiary. These claims are usually processed quickly and can be an important source of money for survivors. You should file claims for insurance policies as soon as possible, especially if finances are a concern. 

You may need to make a decision regarding the type of payment plan you desire. 

Your options might include taking the money in a lump-sum payment or having the insurance company make fixed payments over a period of time. The decision depends on your financial situation. You may want smaller fixed payments to have a steady income and to pay less tax on the money. Or you may want the full amount immediately to pay bills or to invest. You should consider consulting a lawyer or financial advisor about this decision.

Social Security

The deceased is considered to be covered by Social Security if he/she paid into Social Security for at least 40 quarters. Check with your local Social Security office to determine if the deceased was eligible. 


• Social Security Administration Office  800-772-1213, www.ssa.gov.

• Social Security Garden Grove, 877-669-3115.

• Social Security Long Beach, 888-256-2631.

If the deceased was eligible, there are two types of possible benefits.

• Death Benefit: To receive a death benefit of $255 toward burial expenses, people must  complete the necessary form at your local Social Security office, or you can ask the funeral director to complete the application and apply the payment directly to the funeral bill. This payment is made only to eligible spouses or to a child entitled to survivor’s benefits.

Survivor’s Benefits: 

• If the spouse is age 60 or older, he/she will be eligible for benefits. The amount of the benefit received prior to age 65 will be less than the benefit due at age 65 or over.

• Disabled widows age 50 or older will be eligible for benefits.

• The spouse of the deceased who is under 60 but who cares for dependent children under 16 or care for disabled children may be eligible for benefits. 

• The children of the deceased who are under the age of 18 or disabled may also be entitled to benefits. 

Appying for SS Benefits

When applying for Social Security benefits, you should have available birth and death certificates of the deceased, marriage certificate of the spouse, birth certificates of any dependent children, Social Security numbers, and copies of these deceased’s most recent federal income tax return. 

Veterans Benefits

If the deceased was a veteran who received a discharge other than dishonorable, the survivors may be eligible to receive a lump-sum payment of $300 for burial expenses and an allowance of $150 for purchase of a plot in a private cemetery.  Veterans are also eligible for a headstone or grave marker provided without charge. The funeral director often can help you apply for these benefits or contact the local Veterans Administration Office. 

• VA Benefits Hotline: 800-827-1000.

• VA National Cemetery Administration, Long Beach: 800-535-1117, www.cem.va.gov.

• VA Headstones and Markers: 800-697-6947.

The surviving spouse and dependent children of veterans receiving disability benefits may also be entitled to monthly payments. Check with the local Veterans Administration office.

A VA Benefits Advocate can help you understand and apply for Veterans death benefits and Survivor compensation.

• War Era Veterns Alliance, Kristy O’Brien,  714-616-4000.

Employee Benefits

If the deceased was employed at the time of death, the survivor should contact the employer regarding any benefits for the survivors. The employer may have provided life, health or accident insurance that will yield payments. The deceased may be due a final paycheck for vacation or sick leave. If the death was work-related, there may be worker’s compensation benefits.

You should contact all past employers, including federal, state or local government, to determine if survivors of the deceased are entitled to any payments from a pension plan.

You should contact all past employers, including federal, state, or local government, to determine if the survivors of the deceased are entitled to any payments from a pension plan.

If the deceased was already retired and received a pension, you should check with the employer to determine if survivors will continue to receive a pension payment and whether the payment will be reduced.

The Will or Trust

Hopefully a valid will or trust, signed by the deceased, is available. Try to locate a copy of it. Check with the lawyer, family and friends of the deceased who might know where the will or trust is kept. It may be stored in a safe deposit box, which is sealed at the time of death in some states. 

If the deceased did not have a will or trust, this is referred to as dying “intestate.” In this case, the estate, including property and assets belonging to the deceased, will be disbursed according to state law. This will not include property where the title is in the name of the deceased and another person. This property will automatically pass on to the co-owner.

In California, if the deceased did not have a will or trust, the property of the deceased will be distributed according to this formula:  

• All of the community property is disbursed to the spouse. As to any other property, if there is only one child, one-half to the spouse and one-half to the child. If there is more than one child, one-third to the spouse and two-thirds to the children. Other distribution laws will be followed if there is no spouse or no children. Contact the Probate Court for details.


Probate is the legal process of distributing the estate of the deceased to the rightful heirs. This process usually entails:

• The appointment of an individual by the court to act as a “personal representative” or “executor” of the estate. This person is often named in the will or trust. 

If there is no will or trust, the court will appoint a personal representative, usually the spouse or a relative.

• Proving that the will or trust, if it exists, is valid.

• Informing interested parties, especially heirs and beneficiaries, that the will or trust is being probated.

• Disposing of the estate by the personal representative in accordance with the will or trust or the laws of the state.

In California, the Superior Court has jurisdiction over the probate process. The spouse or personal representative named in the will or trust must file a petition with the court within 30 days after death. There is a filing fee for this process.

Depending on the size and complexity of the probatable assets, you may require legal assistance.

Probatable assets do not include property where the deceased and someone else are listed as owners. Proceeds from a life insurance policy or Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that are paid directly to a beneficiary are also not subject to probate.

Federal Estate Tax

Because of changes in recent years, very few estates now must pay federal estate tax. Estate tax is due on estates exceeding $600,000. Contact your local Internal Revenue Service office for form 706.  

A federal estate tax return must be filed, and taxes paid within nine months of the date of death. Consult your tax attorney or tax advisor.

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Recap of GRF Board of Directors Activity of Nov. 22 Meeting

Approved Consent Agenda

MOVED and approved the consent agenda including the following minutes of the GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Oct. 25, Approve Capital Funds Investment Purchase, Approve Reserve Funds Investment Purchase, Acceptance of the Interim Financial Statements, Oct.  for Audit, Accept Standard Changes to Committee Charter, Approve Heat Pump replacement at Security Building.

Establishment of GRF Trust Property Utilization Ad Hoc Committee: REMOVED FROM AGENDA PACKET ON NOVEMBER 15.

Approve Bid for Engineering Drawing: REMOVED FROM AGENDA PACKET ON NOVEMBER 17.

General – Approve City of Seal Beach Camera Installation: REMOVED FROM AGENDA PACKET ON NOVEMBER 22, 2022.

Finance Committee

Approve Insurance Property Liability Renewal:  MOVED to approve the 2022-2023 insurance renewal proposal as presented by DLD, in the amount of $3,297,945, with $814,679.70 being allocated to GRF and being expended from Operating Account GL #6731000, which has an annual budget of $848,802 as of 2023 budget year. 

FINAL VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees:  MOVED to ratify 40-5061-2, Fees, updating and clarifying document language, as presented.

GRF Administration Committee 

Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms:  MOVED to adopt these amendments in 30-1001-5 – Glossary of Terms: Bicycle, Golf Cart, Inoperable Vehicle, Maintenance Vehicle, Mobility Scooter, Motorcycle, Motor Vehicle, Pedestrian, Prohibited Vehicle, State-Registered Motor Vehicle, Unauthorized Vehicle, Vehicle Used for Recreation, All-Terrain Vehicle, Motorized Scooter, Recreational Scooter, Vehicle and Motorized Bicycle, as presented. 

Adopt 30-5022-3, Community Rules Violation Panel Charter: MOVED to adopt 30-5022-3, Community Rules Violation Panel Charter as presented.

FINAL VOTE: Amend Policy 30-5093-3, Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct, Procedure for Notification of Violation and Right to Hearing: MOVED to ratify 30-5093-3, Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct, Procedure for Notification of Violation and Right to Hearing, updating language throughout the document, as presented.

Information Technology Services Committee

Capital Funding Request: Records Digitization Document Management Solution – Iron Mountain: MOVED to approve the proposal from Iron Mountain as proposed: A one-time cost not to exceed $91,500, including a 10% contingency, with funds to be expended from the Capital Fund account. The annual software cost of $1,800/year with funds to be expended from Operating GL 6481000, which has an annual budget of $161,191 as of January 1, 2023. The annual storage costs with funds to be expended from Operating GL 6485500, which has an annual budget of $3,080 as of January 1,  2023. The President is authorized to sign the contract.

Operating Funding Request: CINC System to Replace Jenark: MOVED to approve the purchase of CINC systems to replace Jenark, ClickPay, and Axxerion at a cost of $47,577.60/year ($.60 per door for 6,608 doors or an estimated cost of $3,964.80 per month) and one-time implementation cost of $3,500 and authorize the President to sign the contract. The monthly funds will be expended from Operating Account GL #6481000-934, which has an annual budget of $110,924 as of January 1, 2023. The one-time funds of $3,500 will be expended from the Capital Funding, which has a current unallocated balance of $2,735.482.

Mutual Administration Committee

Amend 50-5165-3, Committee Charter: REMOVED FROM AGENDA PACKET ON NOVEMBER 17, 2002.

FINAL VOTE: Amend 50-1646-2, Stock Transfer Office Schedule of Fees: MOVED to ratify 50-1646-2, Stock Transfer Office Schedule of Fees, updating verbiage throughout, as presented.

Physical Property 


Capital Funding Request: Amphitheater Rear Door Ramp: MOVED to a contract to MJ Jurado for the installation of a ramp and railing at the back doors to the Amphitheater, for a cost not to exceed $28,090 Capital funding and authorize the President sign the contract. 

Reserve Funding Request: Clubhouse One Kitchen Flooring: MOVED to award a contract to Cornerstone Flooring for the repair and refinishing of the epoxy floor in the kitchen of Clubhouse 1, at the cost not to exceed, $14,777, Reserve Funding and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Reserve Funding Request: Zinsco Electric Panel on Trust Property: MOVED to award a contract to Pacific 3 Electric Inc, for the replacement of eleven electric panels, nine in Clubhouse 3 and two in Clubhouse 1, at a cost not to exceed $31,350 including a 10% contingency, Reserve funding, and authorize the President sign the contract.

FINAL VOTE: Adopt 60-5000-1, Use of Community Facilities, Dumpsters at 1.8 Acres -Rules: MOVED to ratify 60-5000-1, Use of Community Facilities, Dumpsters at 1.8 Acres -Rules, as presented.

Recreation Committee

Reserve Funding Request: Clubhouse One – BBQ at Picnic Area: MOVED to approve the purchase of a Backyard Pro LPG60RD 60” gas grill (liquid propane) and outdoor cover for a cost of $2,988.49 adding $250.00 contingency for a total cost not to exceed $3,238.49, Reserve Funding.

Approve Turtle Lake Golf Course Signage: MOVED to approve the purchase of the Turtle Lake Golf Course sign for a cost of $641.91, adding $100.00 contingency for a total cost not to exceed $741.00, Non-Budgeted Operating Funding.

Capital Funding Request: Clubhouse 3, Room 7 – Hearing Loop: MOVED to approve the purchase of the hearing loop system and four listener-receiver RX20-HS devices for a cost of $3,452.00, adding $300.00 contingency for a total cost not to exceed $3,752.00, Capital Funding and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Strategic Planning 


Approve Feasibility for obtaining Liquor License: Motion FAILED to recommend the GRF Board of Directors asked staff to determine procedures and assess the cost-effectiveness for obtaining and conducting operations associated with a GRF-owned liquor license.   

Approve Revenue Item List and Assignment: MOVED to stop discussion about the Revenue Item Listed and Assignment and proceed to vote on the original motion.

MOVED to validate the list of potential revenue projects and instruct the GRF President to assign the projects to relevant committees for further study and consideration.

GRF Meetings

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

Thurs., Dec. 8 Communications Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 12 Mutual Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tue., Dec. 13 Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 14 Security Bus and Traffic Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 19 Finance Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 20 Website Redesign Ad Hoc Committee  

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will be taken at committee meetings. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.

Mutual Meetings

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards.  The following is a tentative schedule.  

Thurs., Dec. 8 Mutual  12

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Fri., Dec. 9 Mutual  3

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Mon., Dec. 12 Mutual 9

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 13 Mutual 16

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 14 Mutual  4 (open forum 8:30 a.m.)

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  8:45 a.m.

Thurs., Dec. 15 Mutual  11

Conf. Rm B/Zoom  1:30 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 19 Mutual 15

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  1 p.m.

Tues., Dec. 20 Mutual  14

Conf. Rm B/Zoom  1 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 21 Mutual 7

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  1 p.m.

Community Guide White Pages

Residents’ names and phone numbers are not automatically placed in the LW Community Guide’s White Pages. To be included, shareholders may submit their information to the LW Weekly by filling out the form placed in previous editions of the Community Guide on page 55, and returning it to the LW Weekly office or by emailing debbiek@lwsb.com. 

Those whose information may have changed since the 2021 edition of the White Pages may also submit new information via email or in person.

Resident names are deleted from the White Pages by request or after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Anyone who moves within LW may be deleted unless a form with the new address is submitted to the LW Weekly.

Residents who think they know a name that should be removed may notify LW Weekly via email at debbiek@lwsb.com.

Carport Cleaning 

Christmas Schedule

Due to the Christmas holiday the cleaning schedule will be adjusted.  The carport that would have been cleaned on Monday, Dec. 26, will be moved to Thursday, Dec. 29.

In the morning:

Mutual 10: Carports 117-122

In the afternoon:

Mutual 10:  Carports 123 and 124

LW Weekly Deadlines

The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses. 

GRF Board

Public comment at Board meetings

The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) 

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

To address the GRF Board of Directors, simply submit a request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office mail slot (24/7), Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Health & Fitness

Age-Based Health Screening Guidelines

Early detection and preventive care are crucial components of healthy living. Health professionals recommend the following age-specific health screenings that can serve as a preventive care guideline. 

Ages 40 to 64:

• Zoster (Shingles) vaccine: Two doses of this vaccine can be administered starting at age 50 and up.

• Colorectal screening: A colonoscopy to detect any colorectal illnesses is recommended beginning at age 50.

• Prostate screening: Prostate screenings begin at age 50. High-risk individuals can have screenings beginning at age 40.

• Osteoporosis: Doctors may recommend a bone density test and osteoporosis screening at age 50 and up.

• Lung cancer screening: If you are a past or current smoker, it’s wise to have an annual lung cancer screening. Adults 55 and up can have this screening covered by health insurance.

• Mammogram: Women should begin receiving annual mammograms at age 40.

65 years and older:

• Cervical cancer: Most women can stop getting Pap tests at this age if they have no history of cervical cancer. Women who have had a hysterectomy may no longer need pelvic exams after age 65.

• Pneumococcal and pneumonia vaccines: These are recommended every five years for certain conditions and risk factors.

• Cognitive health: Doctors may assess your cognitive health to see if there are any risk factors for dementia.

In addition, doctors may conduct annual depression screenings to assess mental health. Routine blood glucose monitoring may be necessary based on risk factors for diabetes.



Prostate Forum of OC helps men with their prostate cancer journey

In 2009, Ira Kaget of Mutual 15 learned he had prostate cancer. When his doctor shared the news with him, like many diagnosed with a chronic disease, he experienced shock and associated negative feelings. From his physician, Kaget learned he had to choose from multiple treatment options, such as active surveillance, surgery and various forms of radiation. 

Making this decision was extremely difficult and stressful because Kaget knew nothing about these treatments and their side effects, all the while still reeling from the cancer diagnosis only added to his anxiety and caused extreme stress. 

Kaget didn’t know who to talk to about these life-altering decisions. He checked the internet and found the Prostrate Forum of Orange County (PFOC). Not knowing what to expect, he attended one of their meetings. One of the participant-survivors, Ron Else, led a group for men who were recently diagnosed. He listened to Kaget and others, and shared information with them based on his experiences and knowledge in a caring and  supportive manner. 

In addition to this group for men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, the Prostate Forum also provided an ongoing sharing group for men with aggressive cancer. PFOC also offered sessions each month with an expert prostate-cancer clinician, together with an extensive library of information from prior presentations.

Kaget was grateful to receive the information and felt his life was changing for the better because of it. He also knew that he wanted to give back and help others as he was helped. Kaget became a regular attendee at PFOC meetings. Ira started to research and learn everything he could about prostate cancer.

In addition to providing education and support, the PFOC also does outreach. The Orange County Board of Supervisors formally commended the Prostate Forum. Local medical facilities refer patients for support. PFOC also does educational presentations for various organizations, including the Golden Age Foundation of Leisure World.

Over a decade ago, Else offered help and support to Kaget, who is paying it forward. He is a PFOC support group moderator along with Charles Metzger, M.D. (ret.). Over the years, PFOC grew, changed, listened, learned and  provided information based on experiences and knowledge to educate men and their loved ones. Medical advice is left to one’s medical care team.

Kaget and Dr. Metzger want residents to know that as men age, they are more likely to have prostate cancer. Men need to speak with their doctor to find out if screening is appropriate for them. Screening can include a PSA blood test and a digital rectal exam. It can save a man’s life. 

Today, PFOC remains volunteer-based, supported primarily by survivors giving back. All services are free. The PFOC is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.

PFOC conducts support meetings the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5 p.m. via Zoom. All men and their loved ones are welcome. Here are the links:

• Second Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.,  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86164783897

• Fourth Tuesday, 5-7 p.m., https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85450819246

The Prostate Forum also hosts Zoom-based presentations from leading medical authorities. Times and dates for those presentations vary. To learn about upcoming presentations, visit https://www.prostateforum.org/speakers.

The website link for the prostate forum is www.ProstateForum.org. It can be contacted by emailing ProstateForumOC@gmail.com.


Dancing Feet Club

Everyone at the Dancing Feet Club had a marvelous time dancing and celebrating Thanksgiving with a cake. The event’s highlights commenced when Richard and Susie Yokomi beautifully showcased a bolero dance while the club’s line dancers performed amame (a merengue) and the everlasting Let’s Do the Twist. 

The line dance classes are held on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, and social dance every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-10 p.m. Both are free to attend. Dress appropriately and bring your own snacks. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed.

The Dec. 25 ballroom event is cancelled. Monthly social events will resume on Jan. 22. 

For more information, text Ed Bolos at 551-998-4223. 


Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. 

Dues are 99 cents per year. 

For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at 562-304-0880.


The Leisure World Bicycle Club members Ron Kellett (top row, l-r), Bruce Vircks, John Marks, Gary Southern, Jim Thomason and Mary Romero and front row Anita Miller (l-r), Prudence Huang and Dolores Jaunzemiz meet for ping pong on Saturdays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. The club invites cyclists for fun and healthy rides on Sundays (with breakfast), Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Meet at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Helmets and safe shoes are required. For more information about the club schedule, call Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075 or Mary Romero at 562-810-4266.


Laughing for the Health of It Dec. 14

Everyone is invited to an hour-long session of laughing for no reason on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Health Care Center, Conference Room.

People will leave de-stressed with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts. Best of all, it’s fun, free, and non-fattening. Masks are required. 

Instructor Bev Bender is a gerontologist and a certified Laugh Leader. “Healing powers in our lives is the ability to laugh.”


Free Dementia Care Consultations with Alzheimer’s OC

According to statistics, about one in nine adults age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s. LW residents who are interested in meeting with a dementia specialist from Alzheimer’s Orange County can now make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation. Those consultations, which include education about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, can help people plan and identify resources, and get support and assistance with other  individual needs.

Dementia specialists from Alzheimer’s Orange County will hold office hours in the  Social Services Office located in Building 5 downstairs, between the Cafe and Conference Room C, next to the vending machine; it is behind the Optum Healthcare Center and pharmacy.

The office is open from 1-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, by appointment only. 

For more information or to make an appointment, call 949-757-3753.

This event is sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation.


SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air 24/7 on SBTV-3 via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have ROKU channel? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. 

Playback schedule available each week in LWWeekly and SBTV3.org.


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs) 


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

Noon: Silver Age Yoga (2.5 hrs)


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (3.5 hrs)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

Noon: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


Joyful Line Dance

Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,  and has multiple leaders who take turns teaching.They are Albert Comia, Gladys Comia, Jojo Weingart, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim.

The next three classes are on Dec. 8, 15 and 22, then a holiday break until Jan. 5. For  safety, classes are limited to 35 people, on a first come-first served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are strongly recommended. No membership or other fees required. 

For more information, text 562-301-5339.

—Anna Derby


Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day. 

Thursday, Dec. 8

Turkey chili, cornbread, green beans with pimentos, watermelon, roast beef and cheese sandwich with spinach, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion and tomato salad.

Friday, Dec. 9 

Rosemary chicken breast with garlic sauce, oven-browned potatoes, peas and carrots, fresh pear, Caesar chicken salad with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons, dressing and crackers.

Monday, Dec. 12 

Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, au-gratin potatoes, seasoned broccoli, oatmeal cookies, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, Dec. 13

Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, oven-roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, pears with cinnamon, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Dec. 14 

Polish sausage with sauteed onions and bell peppers, baked beans, Mexicali corn, chocolate cake, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, creamy coleslaw.

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Table Tennis Club elects new officers for 2023

Newly elected Table Tennis Club officers are excitedly planning 2023. The club’s president will be K.C. Park; John Lee will be vice president; Yong Pin Choe will be treasurer; and Eugene Lee will be secretary. 

Starting January 2023, the Table Tennis Club will hold a membership drive and host a tournament where the top four players will be unofficially ranked. The Table Tennis Club has members of all skill levels. Beginners are welcome. The club meets in Clubhouse 6. 

Events such as ranking tournaments and free beginner lessons are some of the activities available to members.

For more information about club activities or about becoming a member, contact K.C. Park at 714-204-2848.

—K.C. Park

Women’s Golf Club elects new officers

The Nov. 29 Women’s Golf Club tournament was the fifth tournament in November.  The 18-hole game had 36 players competing for low gross, low net and closest to the pin on the eighth hole.

Flight A—Low gross went to Devora Kim with 50; low net went to Jassca Choi with 52. 

Flight B—Low gross went to Sandy Derouin with 58; low net went to Sun Lee with 46. 

Flight C—Low gross went to Hai Lee Yang with 61; low net went to Soo Kim with 44. 

Flight D—Low gross went to Liz Meripol with 75;  low net went to Connie Kang with 50. 

Closest to the pin on both rounds was impressively given to Devora Kim at 3’4” and 4’4”.

The club recently elected new officers; Pam Krug will serve as president, Dale Quinn as vice president, Margie Thompson as treasurer and Nancy Reid as secretary. 

Pool Club holiday party will be held Dec. 19

On Nov. 26, in Clubhouse 2, the Leisure World Pool Club held “The Turkey That Got Away” eight ball tournament. The club had 12 two-person teams playing six rounds of alternate shot eight ball.

After three rounds, Tom Zimmerman and Dennis Bedford were tied with Bill Clawson and Millie Larson with three wins apiece. After five rounds there were four teams tied with four wins and only one loss.

In the sixth and final round, Tom Zimmerman and Dennis Bedford won their game to finish with five wins. 

Paul Shellenberger and Zelma Berkenkamp needed to win their last game against Bruce Pettys and Frank Sablan to tie for first place, otherwise they would end up in a four way tie for second place. 

The game came down to the eight ball and Bruce Prettys left the eight ball right in front of the side pocket and the cue ball in front of the corner pocket on the same side of the table. 

This would have been a difficult shot except that a ball didn’t hit a rail, which is a foul, and gave Paul Shellenberger cue ball in hand, with an easy eight ball shot to tie for first place.

The Leisure World Pool Club’s only event in December will be a nine ball doubles event on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. This doubles event will serve as the club’s holiday party, and desserts will be served.

—Dave Silva

Shuffleboard Club anticipates busy winter season as membership grows

The LW Shuffleboard Club members’ new t-shirts create a spirit of community for the ever-growing club. New members join almost weekly with seven being added since Oct. 1. Five of the last seven new members will be playing in the winter leagues starting Jan. 6.

The club’s monthly all-members’ meeting was held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Courts Building at 6 p.m. Meetings generally last an hour, and evening meetings create an opportunity for more members to attend. 

Any LW resident who wants to attend to see the spirit of the Shuffleboard Club are welcome to attend. 

The potluck sign-up sheet for the Christmas/holiday party is lcoated in the Courts Building. The party will be held on Friday, Dec. 16, starting at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. All members and their guests are welcome to attend. 

The Tuesday Evening League completed its seventh night of the fall season on Nov. 29, between the Night Shufflers—captained by Karen Mendon, Mutual 14—and the Night Sliders—captained by Sally Fowler, Mutual 8. 

The two teams evenly divided the games with six wins each. Roger Bennett, Mutual 7, and Georgie Martinez, Mutual 2, representing the Night Shufflers won all their games played. 

Representing the Night Sliders, Mick O’Connell  of Mutual 2 and Sally Fowler of Mutual 8 won all games played.

The Friday Morning League completed their eighth round of the fall season on Dec. 2, with the Hot Rods—captained by Rod Osgood, Mutual 9—earning a score of nine wins out of 12 games against the Smashers—captained by Milly Larsen, Mutual 2.  

The Hot Rods had three all-game winners:  Sal LaScala of Mutual 12, Maureen Habel of Mutual 3, and Doris Morton of Mutual 7. The Smashers’ Eileen Kotecki of Mutual 8 was also an all-game winner.

The Courts Building will continue to be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. for open-play and practice. For questions, call Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

—Kay Mount

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Men’s Golf Tournament

The Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament was held Nov. 23. It was a sunny but a bit cool at the 7:30 a.m. tee time. It warmed up nicely and was a lovely morning to play golf. Both fairways and greens were extremely damp after overnight watering and what seemed like frost on surrounding lawns.

Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers play for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18 hole-par 54 course, that challenges all who play.

Note to all golfers: Remember, you are responsible for your tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. Please repair yours and one more. 

Due to maintenance and closure of the tee boxes, temporary tees were used which considerably shortened every hole. This had some golfers just using sand or lob wedges for the entire round. The greens are still not in great shape with the continued encroachment of weeds creates bumpy and uneven surfaces leading to erratic rolls of the ball.

The tee boxes are still in poor condition. Work that was done on them has not seemed to have made any change. There is some new grass, but the majority of the surfaces are still sandy and bare. Three wet areas were noted this week on the third and fourth fairways and behind the seventh tee area. Additionally, the temporary tee areas are now significantly chewed up from just a few weeks use.

A total of 48 golfers teed off and played 18 holes. With the shortened tees, golfers were prepared to attack the course. And attack they did with 66 birdies, 13 circle holes and a Hole-in-one on the sixth hole by Battlin’ Bill Zurn. Additionally, 36 of 48 golfers were net at or under par including five gross under par.

Closest to the pin on the seventh hole was Bob Johnston, and on the 16th hole was Pat Paternoster. The lowest gross score was Bob Turner at a very well-played 5 under 49 followed by Kyoo Choi at a super 2 under 52. Low net was Steve Kang at an amazing 11 under 43, with Bob Turner at net 44, and 17 others under at net 50 or below.

Winners: (All scores below are net=gross score minus handicap) 

“A” flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-6: First place: Bob Turner, a well-played 10 under 44; second: three-way tie between Pat Paternoster, Young Lee, and Andrew Kim, a terrific 6 under 48; third: Seung Lee, a hard-earned 5 under 49; fourth: Dave LaCascia, a sweet 4 under 50; fifth: tie between Kyoo Choi and Gene Archambault, a nice 3 under 51.

“B” flight has handicaps of 7-10: First place: Dennis McMonigle, a terrific 9 under 45; second: tie between Bill Zurn and Yong J. Kim, an outstanding 6 under 48; third: tie between Jae H. Lee, Ken Notorleva, and Bill Smith, at 5 under 49; fourth: Bruce Bowles, an excellent 4 under 50; fifth: tie between Paul Alloway and Steve Walker, a very good 3 under 51.

“C” flight has handicaps of 11-18: First place: Steve Kang, a fantastic 11 under 43; second: Paul Shellenberger, an outstanding 5 under 47; third: tie between Joltin’ Joe DiDonato and Richard McPartland, a very good 5 under 49; fourth: tie between Hyon Shin and Joon Sup Yoon, a very nice 4 under 50; fifth: John Sorenson, a fine 3 under 51.

The next Men’s Tournament will be on Dec. 14 and 28 and then every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the following months. If you had planned to play in any tournament and cannot, contact Alan Sewell 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia

Men’s Golf League Results

There was no Friday golf on Nov. 25, the day after Thanksgiving.

Monday Golf

On Nov. 28, 13 golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League braved the raw and cold morning at the 5,600-yard, par 70 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The course was very wet at the 7 a.m. tee time. The skies were overcast, and the wind became an issue after nine holes. And for some reason, most flag sticks were placed in either sloping areas of the greens or adjacent to serious slopes creating particularly difficult putting situations.

The course has been in great condition for a while, continues to be well maintained, and is pleasure to play. Good scoring, though, does not come with the conditions. With the challenging weather circumstances and difficult pin positions this week the course, not unexpectedly, allowed only two of the 13 golfers to shoot net par. Gene Vesely was closest to the pin both the seventh and 16th par 3’s; Gary Stivers and Lowell Goltra had fewest putts; and there were four birdies.

This week, a special reward was given to those golfers that were able to land and hold the green at the very difficult 120-yard, par 3 fourth hole. This was achieved by Dave LaCascia, Tom Ross and Clay Fischer.


A Flight (handicaps 0-19): First place: Stivers, a well-played even par 70, plus two birdies; second: LaCascia, a hard earned 1 over 71; third: Larry Hillhouse; fourth: Fischer; fifth: tie between Chris Lankford, (with two birdies) and Fujio Norihiro.

B Flight (handicaps 20 and over): First place: Goltra, an excellent even par 70; second: Bob Munn; third: Ross; fourth: Bill Zurn; fifth: tie between Liz Meripol, Gene Vesely and Digna Vesely.

The Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are always quite full, so advance League reservations are required with a sign-up sheet available at each round.

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes, and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and Eagles (two under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Gary Stivers, 714-313-3697, or Dave LaCascia, 801-674-5975.

Guys and Gals Golf Tournament Results

A Guys and Gals Tournament was played on Nov. 30. Teams of various skilled golfers of one man and one woman vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded), and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18 hole, par 54 course, but played significantly under that with temporary tees still in place. A total of 29 teams (58 players) teed off and played 18 holes. The morning was very cold and raw with some wind. The sun came out at mid-round, but temperatures didn’t change much, and the wind freshened. 

The Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs have been without permanent tee boxes for weeks and as such the course has been turned into a pitch and putt with some players only needing two or three clubs to play a round. The temporary tees are quite chewed up now and the heavy overnight watering left most of them muddy.

With the temporary tees and abbreviated course length (no hole more than 95 yards—with several under 60 yards), scores and other playing statistics were expected to be significantly better than past tournaments. 

There were 22 circle hole winners and 84 birdies—both records by far. The lowest gross and net scores was Koo Choi and Jessca Choi at 6 under 48 and 14 under 40 respectively. All 29 teams had net scores under par plus 12 teams were net 10 under par or better. Closest to the pin on the eigth hole was Young Lee and Myung Kim and on the 17th hole Yong Kim and Myung Kim.

Winners: (All scores below are net=gross score minus handicap)

“A” flight (handicaps of 0-9): First place: Koo Choi and Jessca Choi, a sensational 14 under 40; second: Won Song and Jane Song, a well-played 13 under 41; third: Bob Turner and Janice Turner, a very nice 10 under 44; fourth: Steve Walker and Lisa Kim, a sweet 7 under 47.

“B” flight (handicaps of  10-12): First place: tie between Alan Sewell and Patti Smith, and Jae H. Lee and Sun Lee, a spectacular 13 under 41; second: John Rudosky and Pam Krug, a hard-earned 12 under 42; third: Dave LaCascia and Liz Meripol, a really good 11 under 43; fourth: Pat Paternoster and first timer Nancy Reid, a super 9 under 45.

“C” flight (handicaps of 13-18): First place: Rolando Ramirez and Mary Ann Moore, a terrific 12 under 42; second: tie between Bill Zurn and Neva Senske, Yong Kim and Myung Kim, and Brian Tivnan and Patty Littrell, an impressive 11 under 43; third: Byron Schweitzer and Bert Thompson, a hard-earned 9 under 45; fourth: tie between Hyon Shin and Sang An, James Choi and Grace Choi, and Dale Williamson and Mary Grieg, a fine 8 under 46.

The next Guys and Gals Tournament will be held on Dec. 21. The next Men’s Tournament will be on Dec. 14. Those who planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia  at 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play. 

—Dave LaCascia

Bocce Ball

There will be a sign-up meeting on Saturday, Dec. 10, at noon at the bocce court behind Clubhouse 2. All interested individuals who would like to play in team-league bocce tournaments are encouraged to attend. 

Both new and returning players must sign up at this meeting if they’d like to participate in the league. The dues for the year are $5. Those who pay their dues at the meeting will get first selection of the day they want to play. The options are:

• Tuesday mornings (9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. schedules)

• Thursday afternoons (11:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. schedules)

• Saturday mornings (9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. schedules)

• Sunday afternoons (11:45 a.m.- 4:15 p.m. schedules)

People should bring a lawn chair for seating. For more information, call Bocce Club President Dennis Bedford at 562-756-9170.

—Laura Garcia

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Weekend Night Dance Schedule: December and New Year’s Eve

Velvetones on Dec. 18 and New Year’s Eve

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing Big Band Swing and jazz standards—music for dreaming and dancing. They are back in action on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Back by popular demand, they will play on New Year’s Eve in Clubhouse 4. Doors open at 8:30 and the band will play from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Abilene New Year’s Eve Party on Dec. 31

 Abilene will be hold its annual New Year’s Eve party on Saturday, Dec. 31, in Clubhouse 2 at 9 p.m. Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Guitarist Rod Anderson, bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer round out the group. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the music goes until midnight.

Vinyl Rock on Dec. 17

Vinyl Rock will play on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 this month for a special Toy Drive Christmas dance. Entrance is free, but a new, unwrapped toy is required from each attendee. The toy drive benefits local youth, sponsored by the Brown Descents Car Club.

The Orange County-based band consists of nine members who passionately perform classic rock, Motown, and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor. 

They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Health and Safety Guidelines

Masks are no longer required at shows but are strongly reccomended. People are not allowed to save tables, but they may bring their own snacks. 

Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down the setup and arrange the setup for the following day (except New Year’s Eve).

People cannot make announcements from the stage nor adjust audio-visual equipment. 

People should sign in, either as a resident or guest, in the proper spot. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of residents’ favorite bands.

Community Karaoke

“Forever in Blue Jeans” was a fine choice from David Noble for his karaoke night selection. Bev Adams charmed the audience with the memorable “Secret Love.” Another classic, “Red Roses for a Blue Lady,” was Charlie Guggino’s selection.  High-energy songs engaged the audience like “Higher & Higher” by Shannon Harrison, “Good Hearted Woman” by Wayne Urban and “Get Ready” by Richard Yokomi. 

Vickie Mendoza pleased the audience with “Maybe This Time,” as did Elizabeth Butterfield with “We’re All Alone,” Sheri Vanek’s “And I Love You So” and Don Sunday’s “If I Love You.”

Karaoke singers are getting ready to sing Christmas carols, and the audience will enjoy them all on Dec. 14 during the club’s karaoke Christmas party. A huge variety of Christmas songs are available in the artist song book. 

People can practice their favorite tunes on Mondays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m.  Karaoke night is held on Wednesdays beginning at 5:30 in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is welcome to sing or just enjoy and appreciate their friends and neighbors who take the stage.

—Margie Thompson

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Doo Wop Club

The “Let the Good Times Roll” club recently celebrated the success of its Winter Holidays performance with a bring-a-dish dinner. 

The November show was a collection of multicultural holiday celebrations from Thanksgiving to the joyful Diwali celebration of lights, Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza.

If any residents took pictures or video clips during the event, the club asks that they be shared on their Facebook page: Leisure World Seal Beach Doo Wop Let the Good Times Roll fan club.

—Lu DeSantis

The NOCE Leisure World choirs will join forces to bring a concert of holiday spirit on Monday, Dec. 12, in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m. The Senior Chorus and Chime Choir will spark the season with traditional carols old and new, Hanukkah songs, and a tune from the movie “Elf.” Eleven chorus members will share solos, duets, and a Sweet Adeline-style quartet. Lee Lassetter is the director of both choirs. All are welcome.

Duplicate Bridge

North/South winners in the eight-table game on Nov. 25 were Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz with a 63.39% game; second were Joan Tschirki and Dave Carman with a 56.25% game. East/West winners were Fred Reker and Sue Fardette with a 68.45% game; second were Shmuel Fisher and Joyce Basch with a 53.57% game. 

Overall winners in the three-table Howell game on Nov. 26 were Judy Jones and Al Appel with a 67% game. 

With a 63.64% game, Joan Tschirki and Sue Fardette were North/South winners in the eight-table game on Nov. 28; second were Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz with a 59.52% game. First East/West were Fern Dunbar and Leo Dittemore with a 60.02% game; second were Larry Topper and John Berg, Jr. with a 59.13 % game.

Games are played on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets and/or by calling Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or emailing  yuelingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day.

—Gene Yaffee

Hui O Hula

Hula dancers practice weekly. Members are currently learning holiday hula. The group meets on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 with a lesson on basic hula at 12:30 p.m., walk-in-hula-out at 1 p.m., and a regular class at 2 p.m. On Thursdays, the club holds a regular class at 1 p.m. in Veterans Plaza.

Call event coordinator Kaye Huff at 562-431-2242 for class information or to book a Hawaiian style holiday program. 

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Leisure World Lights Up

Leisure World lights up for the holidays every year. The following is a list of exceptional decorations to enjoy during December. To submit a listing, email information to emmad@lwsb.com.

• Glenna Hoff, 1371 Pelham Road, 66-G, has a four-foot angel in her bay window. The angel is large and lovely, with sterioptic wings, crown and a bouquet. “She is ready and waiting to be a blessing to those who come to see her God’s helper,” said Glenna. 

• Sandy and Mike Tessier, 1710 Tam O’ Shanter Road, 12-D, have their Christmas lights up and invite everyone to walk or drive by to enjoy the magic of Christmas. Sandy thanked God, and said the Lord knew she needed this, “because when we turned on the lights, looking at the house lifted my well-needed spirit and made me smile.” 

• Andrea Maas, 1300 Knollwood Road, 41-B, has a spectacular display of nativities on display every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call her at 562-481-2290 to arrange another day and time if desired.

• Dick Crowe has festive lights around his home in Mutual 12, 60-C. 

• Jeanne Haislett, 1541 Interlachen Road, has lights at Mutual 10, Unit 259-G. 

• Janet Hendricks, Mutual 6, 63-B, said “the Grinch is at it again, pulling down Christmas lights” at her house.

• David Naegle, 13260 Fairfield Lane, 171-J, Mutual 7, has Christmas lights and decorations.

  Margo Wheeler and Jacque and Tullie Faris, 1400 Mayfield Road, Mutual 6, 57-G and 57-H, have a joint light display. As dog owners, their decorations have an emphasis on decorative dogs.

• Debra Schaufer at Mutual 9,  208-H, has Christmas ocean-themed decorations. 

• Alma Zamzow, 1541 Homewood Road, Mutual 5, 112-B, has a nativity scene. 

• Devota Elaine Burrows, Mutual 15, 13-F, has hedges covered in lights. The front of the house is colored with colorful lights. 

• Keith Goodner and Chuck Charles, Mutual 17, Building 3, have reindeer, trees and laser lights on the grounds. Their and their neighbors’ balconies are also decorated: Goodner and Charles’ at 87-A, the balcony just above the reindeer; Jacklyn Taylor and Peter Mason at  88-A, to the right of 87-A; and Liz Meripol, 102-B, right above 88-A.

• Jeri Nowell, Mutual 5, 96-A, has lots of lights and two inflatables. Their neighbors  at 95-L and 95-J have lots of lights, and their neighbors at 95-H have lights and a great nutcracker. 

• Michael Camarena and vinton Ash, Mutual 2, 4-C, have decorations for the holidays. 

• Pam Turner, 13201 El Dorado Drive, Mutual 9,  207-L, has a Christmas village displayed in her front window. The village is made up of a collection of over 30 houses and figurines, which started in 1988 with the Department 56 Dickens Train Station. It now includes primarily houses from the North Pole series. This year’s display includes a G Gage train and animated Santakins.

Menorah  lighting to be held Dec. 21

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Plaza, Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz of the Chabad of West Orange County will share the story of Hanukkah and its meaning for Jew and Gentile alike. Musical entertainment will help celebrate the Festival of Lights prior to lighting the menorah.  It is an opportunity for this community, rich in culture and customs, to learn and share in the joy of this beautiful festival.

The holiday celebrates the Jews defeating Syrian-Greek oppressors who had tried forcing them to abandon their religion and adopt Greek culture. The story has it that, led by Judah Maccabee, they recaptured the holy temple in Jerusalem. Arriving there, they found only enough olive oil to light candles for one night. The miracle of Hannukah is it lasted for eight nights, this the eight- branch candelabra known as the menorah. 

Kosher refreshments will be available, graciously provided by OptumCare.

In 1984, Rabbi Berkowitz started Chabad of West Orange County to serve as a traditional synagogue and outreach center in the Huntington Beach area. For the last 37 years, Rabbi Berkowitz served as the director and Rabbi of Chabad of West Orange County and Congregation Adat Israel. When the Jewish Learning Institute opened some 20 years ago, Rabbi Berkowitz introduced the JLI to Orange County, teaching the courses in various cities throughout the county. He is an accomplished musician and the son of Holocaust survivors.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com or call 562-431-6586, ext. 398.

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The Leisure World Art League’s elegant tree in the Clubhouse 4 foyer shows off the members’ skills with exquisite hand-painted ornaments, including “The Twelve Days of Christmas” scenes on artists’ palettes. Last, but certainly not least, the Quilting Bees’ joyful tree in Clubhouse 1 features a myriad of original, delicately quilted and sewn ornaments as well as carefully placed thread spools, bobbins, yarn balls and Christmas ribbons.

The judges thank all the residents who contributed their time and talent to making this part of the holidays at Leisure World such a warm, cheerful time.

Comments from the community are always welcome and may be addressed to kathyt@lwsb.com.

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SB Guitar Ensemble will hold annual concert

Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble will perform its first annual concert on Saturday, Dec. 17, at  3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

The members of Seal Beach Guitar  Ensemble will perform solos, duets, double duets and ensembles. Special guest Hea Lee and guest in the group “Six-tringphil Guitar Ensemble” will be invited to perform solo and group performances. 

The Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble members gathered through the whole year, every Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon, to learn classic guitar techniques and skills to make better sounds. Everyone is invited to the concert.  The club will serve refreshments after the concert. Anyone who is interested in learning classic guitar or joining this group is always welcome.

Carefree Highway, featuring Mike Simpson of Mutual 6 and Jim Nau, will perform on Tuesday, Dec. 13, for a free two-hour Social Night hosted by the Doo Wop Let the Good Times Roll club in Clubhouse 2, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Residents and guests may bring their own refreshments. Donations will be collected in support of future Doo Wop dances.

Bunco Club

The Bunco Club will host a holiday potluck on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. People are encouraged to bring a dish to share. People will play bunco at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join. 

On Nov. 28, the winner for most buncos was Michie Kimura. Leena Shulman had the most wins, Diana Seeger had the most babies and Rita Fueyo had the most losses. Johanna Rogers was the door prize winner. The next Bunco Club meeting will be held on Dec. 12. 

The club meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. and members are encouraged to arrive early. All Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome. A halftime social is held for all attending. 

For more information, contact Gail Levitt at 562-596-1346.

Saturday Social Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. 

The next meeting will be held Dec. 10 in the Clubhouse 3 lobby. Sign-up starts at 1 p.m. play begins at 1:30. 

Members will have a cookie exchange Christmas party so people should bring their favorite dessert. 

The winners from the Nov. 26 meeting were—Most buncos: Karen Riner; most wins: Michie Kimura; most babies; a four-way tie between Joanne Lester, Helen Sponsler, Pat Wilson and Susan Rose; most losses: a tie between Mary Milhorne and Sandy Weisenstein. The door prize winner was Kathy Rapp. 

For more information, call Doris Dack at 562-356-0443.

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Cribbage Club

The odds of anyone winning all seven games of cribbage any day is very rare. The odds of two people winning all games in a day is even more rare. The odds of husband and wife each winning seven games on the same day is unbelievable, but it happened last Tuesday. Margaret and Gene Smith each earned a star by winning all seven games with total points of 847 each. 

The newest member of the club, Minda Painshab, earned second place with a score of 843. Third place went to Donna Gorman with 842. Fourth place went to Rosemary Wu whose point total was 838. Irvene Bernstein won six of seven games while Patti Smith lost all seven games.

Refreshments of cookies and ice cream were donated by Julie Milburn. Margaret Smith served 49 club members at noon. Those interested in providing refreshments in the weeks ahead should see Marilyn Chelsvig at the check-in table for available dates.

Seven games are played beginning at 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. People who want to learn how to play cribbage, brush up on the game or learn more about the club, should call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at 714-394-5885.

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Woman’s Club Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games will be held on Friday, Dec 16, from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Members and friends are welcome to bring and/or join their favorite games. 

Refreshments will be served, as well as sweet treats, coffee and hot water for tea and hot cocoa. Some of the club’s gamers like to bring their own lunch.

Everyone is asked to donate $1 to help support the Woman’s Club philanthropies. This month—at the Woman’s Club meeting which is held on the first Tuesday of every month—the club’s charity was “On the Day You Were Born” which, through donations, provides birthday baskets to children in need. Their goal is to make these children feel special and loved on their birthday.

Any questions or concerns or comments regarding the tabletop games can be directed to Jan Krehbiel at 562-431-8240. 

For more information about the Leisure World Woman’s Club, contact Kathy Russell at 949-293-7517.

The Long Beach Community Band, conducted by Greg Flores (pictured), will perform a Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Coin Club Christmas party

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the annual Leisure World Coin Club Christmas party will be held for past and present members and their guests. The luncheon will be in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, starting at noon. Elections will be held for club officers. 

Membership dues are $10 for the year. 

The deadline to RSVP to the luncheon is noon on Monday, Dec. 12. People can RSVP by contacting Mike Supple by calling 562-594-9104, texting 714-342-8992 or emailing supplemike5@gmail.com.

Friends of the Library

The volunteer elves have been working hard to present shoppers with a wide array of holiday and non-holiday items.  The president of the Friends, Joyce Brannon, took time out for an interview and YouTube video about the bookstore and its holiday selections. 

People can watch the video on YouTube by searching “Friends of Leisure World Library.” It provides an overview of the Friends of the Library, as well as the library’s location, hours and how the profits are used. The video also includes views of the many books at the store, as well as the boutique treasures. The video is about five minutes long but is packed with information.   

Christmas cards are 10 cents each and there is wide range of cards, religious or not, for shoppers to view and choose. Select calendars are available for 25 cents and holiday-themed CDs, are three for $1.

LW Orchestra to perform Dec. 10

The LW Orchestra will play a concert on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Admission is free and there will be treats afterward. 

The concert will include Christmas music, classics by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mozart, a trumpet concerto by Hayden and much more.

The club is happy to accept any new musicians who want to join. 

The club has an urgent need for French horn and tuba players. 

Those interested should contact Fred Reker at fredreker326@gmail.com.

Korean holiday music will be peformed

Videos featuring traditional winter season music and Christmas carols will be played at Clubhouse 4 on Dec. 15, from 1:30-4 p.m. This year’s occasion was organized by Art History Club. The program includes traditional performances, such as Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9” and Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” as well as a couple of modern New Age musical pieces combined with traditional masterpiece paintings.

The annual event has been held since 2017 but was canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19. In 2020, the performances took place via Zoom. 

“For the last two years during the pandemic period, many people were suffering not only from physical ailing but also psychological difficulty,” Ken Chong wrote. “Now, we may feel some comfort and relaxation by enjoying the great music and the beautiful images, and  friendly association with each other.”

All are welcome to attend. Simple snacks and warm beverages will be provided. The program will be presented in Korean, but the video captions will be shown in English. For more information, contact Yun Han Choi at yunhanchoi@gmail.com or Susan Yai at susanyai@yahoo.com.

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Rollin’ Thunder

Golf cart parade will roll through LW this Saturday

The Rollin Thunder Golf Cart Club’s annual Golf Cart Club Holiday Parade will be held this Saturday, Dec. 10.  The route, beginning and ending at Clubhouse 6, will cover most of Leisure World’s main thoroughfares and largest residential streets. 

Residents who want to be in the parade should meet in Clubhouse 6 at 3:30 p.m. to add those last-minute seasonal decorations; carts will roll at 4.  

Club member volunteers will set up refreshments and hot beverages at the parade’s conclusion. Prior to the parade’s start, parade participants are asked to drop off their generous contributions—including a variety of finger foods—for the post-parade goodies. 

In case of rain, snow, sleet or hail, the parade will be postponed to Dec. 17, same time, same place. If it just drizzles, however, the parade will continue on as planned.

Electric cart batteries should be fully charged, and gasoline carts should have full gas tanks.  The parade’s slow speed and frequent starts and stops can quickly drain a cart’s power.

The route will begin in Clubhouse 6 and will roll through St. Andrews Drive to turn right on Interlachen. Then, the parade will snake around the flagpole on Sunningdale and continue up Del Monte Drive, through Northwood Road to El Dorado. The group will then turn around on Canoe Brook Drive to drive back up El Dorado and will turn right on Oakmont Drive. The cart drivers will finish with a loop on St. Andrews, driving from Kenwood Road, back to Clubhouse 6.

For further information, contact Club President Tom Davis at 562-431-6859.

Schmooze Club

All residents are invited to join the Schmooze Club  for  “A Klezmer Hanukkah” on Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby and Room 9. The guest entertainer is renowned klezmer and jazz clarinetist Leo Chelyapov. 

Refreshments will be served at 10 a.m. in Room 9. The program will be held in the lobby from 10:30-11:30, where there is room to dance along with Chelyapov’s lively music. Hanukkah gifts will be available for viewing and purchase before and after the program.

Chelyapov was trained in Russia as a conductor and individual instrumentalist. He has lived in California since 1992 and has performed in jazz festivals and numerous venues with other accomplished artists, with his own band, and as a solo performer. 

There are “no dues to schmooze,” however, donations are accepted.

All residents are invited to this festive pre-Hanukkah celebration with Chelyapov and Rabbi Shmuel Marcus of Chabad of Cypress and Los Alamitos. Hanukkah begins five days later on the evening of Dec. 18.

RSVPs are requested to plan for refreshments; call Darlene Rose at 562-347-8008.

Japanese American Club Christmas party

The Nikkei Club has changed its club name to the Japanese American Club. The club is still open to everyone in Leisure World,  not just people of Japanese heritage. 

The club’s annual Christmas luncheon will be held at the East Buffet located at 12100 E. Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. Everyone is responsible for paying $15 for their own lunch; drinks are extra. The club will pay for tax and tips. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend. 

Club membership dues for 2023 are $10.

People can RSVP to Michie Kimura at 714-317-1102.  

Filipino Association of Leisure World

The FALW will meet  on Dec. 11 in Clubhouse 2, Room 3, at 2:30 p.m.

New members are welcome to join the multicultural club and all residents are invited to participate in bingo games Dec. 20 in Clubhouse  2 at noon. 

The FALW Club will hold a “Simbang Gabi,” the celebration of the coming of the birth of Christ, on Wednesday, Dec. 21, in Clubhouse 2 at 5 p.m.

Korean War veterans honored on Dec. 14

The Korean Veterans Association of Leisure World extends an invitation to the Korean War veterans in Leisure World to a night of dinner and entertainment on Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Clubhouse 4 from 4-6 p.m.

Members of the Korean Veterans Association want to  honor and show their deep gratitude and respect to all Korean War veterans and their families for their sacrifices. 

All the Korean War veterans residing in Leisure World, whether they were military personnel of the U.S., U.N., or Korean Forces, are invited. The event will include dinner, gifts and entertainment by the Korean traditional classical music team. 

The highlight of the event will be awarding Korean War veterans the Peace Medal by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles. 

The event is sponsored by the Korean Veterans Association and the Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles.

The Korean Veterans Association asks Korean War veterans who served during the Korean War from 1950-1953 to contact  club President Paul Lee at 310-710-3114 or Anna Derby at 562-301-5339 to reserve a spot at the dinner.

SBTV-3 Listings

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

Thursday, Dec. 8

4 pm Korean Community Church 

Chorale/LW Orchestra

4:40 pm Cowboy Silent Movie

4:47 pm LW Christmas

5 pm Wonderelles’ First Set

6 pm  Life and Times in SB:

The Lawhead Brothers

7 pm America’s Oldest City

7:30 pm Rob Roy Christmas 


8 pm McGaugh Go West 2022

9 pm SB City Limits:

Richard Hastings

10 pm Americana Show Songs

10:50 pm Magic Red Hats

Friday, Dec. 9

4 pm Korean Nights

5 pm Napa Wine Train

5:30 pm Head Master or Aliens Walk Among Us

6 pm Christmas Stories Entertainment

6:30 pm Society Babe Red Hats

6:45 pm Magic Red Hats

7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

8 pm Studio Cafe

8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10:10 pm Neil Diamond Tribute 11:40 pm Savannah Holidays

11:50 pm Canadian Rockies

Saturday, Dec. 10

4 pm  Mystery at the Theater

4:30pm  The Bug Guy

5 pm Jazz Holiday Concert 

with Hank Barto

6:16 pm Wood Shop Soft Opening

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7  pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, Dec. 12

4 pm 2022 FALW Luau

5 pm Wonderelles Second Set

6 pm Bombs Away

7  pm McGaugh Goes West 


7:30 pm Emergency Prep Expo 2022

7:40 pm Canadian Rockies

8 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Rod Stewart

10:35 pm Korean Nights

11:50 pm Napa Wine Train

Monday, Dec. 13

4 pm Jazz Holiday Concert

with Hank Barto

5:20 pm May Day Hawaiian Party

6:20 pm Magic Red Hats

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm Seal Beach Planning 

Commission: LIVE

8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm TLR Experience:

the Eagles Tribute

10:50 pm Duck Pond Reunion

11:30 pm The Bug Guy

Tuesday, Dec. 14

4 pm Rob Roy Christmas 


4:30 pm Society Babes Red Hats 

5 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Hail to the King 

7 pm Neil Diamond Tribute

8:30 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10 pm Ronstadt Revival

11:40 pm LW Christmas

11:45 pm The Cowboy Silent Movie

Wednesday, Dec. 15

4 pm Life and Times in SB:

Lawhead Brothers

5 pm LW FALW Picnic 2022

6 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Live and Let Die, 

Paul McCartney

7:40 pm The Velvetones

8:30 pm McGaugh Go West 

9 pm LW Tribute Concert 2022:

Stone Soul Motown

10:10 pm  Rod Stewart Tribute Ban

 11:40 pm Kennedy Space Center

*All programming subject to change.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

Diana Carey, former vice-chair of the Orange County Democratic Party and a current school board member, was the featured speaker at the LW Democratic Club’s final gathering of the year on Nov. 30.  Her presentation titled “Where Do We Go From Here?” ended with a challenge to those in attendance.

Before issuing that challenge, Carey outlined current efforts to use local school board elections across the country to cripple public education. She compared it to what happened during the earlier civil rights movement in the South. 

She indicated that it appears that most challengers to incumbent school board members across Orange County were defeated in the November election. However, Carey predicted that there would be more recall efforts that Democrats would need to challenge in the near future.

Carey went on to point out the number of races in the just completed 2022 General Election in which only a few votes separated the winners from the losers. She challenged the club members to begin immediate efforts to prepare for the 2024 elections. She urged that in doing so the LW Democratic Club should focus on talking about the Biden administration’s successes to date which she listed as:

• Rebuilding infrastructure

• Benefits and services for veterans exposed to toxins

• First meaningful gun violence reduction legislation in 30 years

• Supreme Court justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson

• Student debt relief for middle- and working-class families

• More people working than at any point in American history

• More people have health insurance

• Executive orders protecting reproductive rights

• Providing funding to K-14 schools

• Providing relief to households during the pandemic


Democrats are reminded that there will be no club meeting this month. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 25.  Mariann Klinger, who is expected to be a candidate in a runoff election for Seal Beach City Council District 5, is scheduled to be the featured speaker.

The LW Democratic Club will work in support of Klinger during the weeks leading up to the Jan. 31 election. Anyone interested in helping in the effort to support Klinger’s election should contact sblwdemocraticclub@gmail.com or call 562-596-0450.


Thanks go once again to all Democrats and supporters who played such an important part in helping to make sure that Katie Porter continues to represent the LW community in Congress. The club is especially thankful for her focus on issues such as mental health, ending corruption, preventing gun violence and preserving Medicare and Social Security.


For more in-depth reporting on issues, Democrats and supporters are can subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter for free.  To subscribe, call 562-296-8521 or email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. People are asked to include their full name, address and phone number and party affiliation.

American Legion Auxiliary 

Christmas party will be held Dec. 19

Since the American Legion Auxiliary’s inception on Nov. 10, 1919, Auxiliary members and nonmember volunteers have been tirelessly carrying out the Auxiliary’s commitment as a patriotic service organization. Its mission is to advocate for, help, and honor the United States military, veterans and their families, and support the American Legion. November’s meeting celebrated with red, white and blue cake honoring 103 years.

The American Legion Auxiliary Post Unit 327 annual holiday celebrationis  on Monday, Dec. 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. People must RSVP no later than Dec. 14 by calling Rose Marie Sprague at 714-742-8362.

People are asked to bring a favorite dish to share or monetary donations will be accepted to cover costs of foods the Auxiliary will be providing.

LW Anniversary

Alfred and Frances Arrieta of Mutual 12 celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2. 

The two met after Alfred returned from WWII where he survived 32 missions as a B-17 “Flying Fortress” waist gunner. 

They were married on Dec. 2, 1953, in El Paso, Texas. The Arrietas later moved to California in 1959, settling in Lakewood where they raised their five sons and four daughters. Alfred owned and operated Pioneer Electronics, TV & VCR Repair in Norwalk. 

Son Frank Arrieta says the love and care both still show and have for each other are the pride and happiness of their family, which include 17 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Sunshine Club

RSVP for the holiday party on Friday, Dec. 16

Two representatives from the  Pop-in Care team will speak at the Sunshine Club’s weekly meeting on Dec. 9, from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

This informative healthcare session, presented by registered dietitian nutritionist Jasmine El Nabli and physical therapist assistant Brooke McFerren, will cover the benefits of in-home care and the importance of living a healthy, preventative lifestyle that keeps seniors safe at home and out of the hospital.

Pop-in Care, a Parentis Health company, delivers quality in-home care to clients in both Orange County and select Los Angeles county cities. Pop-in Care specializes in short, 1-4 hour caregiving shifts; in addition to existing capabilities to provide around-the-clock 24-hour care. Its main focus is delighting clients and making home care simpler, affordable, flexible and efficient.

All Pop-in Care caregivers are registered home care aides, CPR certified, screened and cleared through the California Department of Social Services, and required to undergo in-field mandatory and ongoing training (including wheelchair and Hoyer lift training). All staff members are subject-matter experts when it comes to an individual’s care.

Many clients will use Pop-in Care services when they need additional support for personal hygiene, meal preparation, medication management, light housekeeping, companionship, and more. The care team respects their client’s independence, and are happy to “pop-in” as much or as little as needed.

Pop-in Care is approved by the Caregiver Resource Center of Orange County and is also an approved vendor for several long-term care insurance companies. Both Pop-in Care and Parentis Health have many clients within major 55 plus communities in the area.

The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served at the meeting. 

On Friday, Dec. 16, the Sunshine Club will hold its annual holiday 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Tickets are $15 per person. The club will provide sumptuous Korean buffet lunch for all who attend.

The Sunshine Club began on Jan. 12, 2012 with the mission to “Build Bridges for Brighter Leisure World,” and to help all  people to get along in the community and to get the best out of living in Leisure World.

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

Give Where You Live: Donate in a loved one’s name

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID # 23-7273105), that has worked to make a positive impact in the Leisure World community since 1973. Over the years, through the support of volunteers, individuals and organizations, the GAF has organized and implemented many programs that have benefitted the community for free.  

People can make a special donation  to the GAF in a friend or family member’s name as a gift. The donation will help those recognized know that they are helping provide important services to the community.

People can give a donation in honor of someone’s birthday, as a Christmas gift or  to express condolences.

An acknowledgement will be sent to the person honored by your commemorative donation or to the family for a memorial donation.

You will also receive an acknowledgement with the necessary information to assist you in reporting these donations on your tax forms. 

Send commemorative or memorial contributions to: The Golden Age Foundation, P.O. Box 2369, Seal Beach, CA 90740 or find the mounted medal box in Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6 .

The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. For information on the GAF’s services, visit www.goldenagefdn.org or call 562-431-9589.

—Anna Derby

November Security Report

The following is the GRF Security recap for November. It has been edited for brevity and clarity.


• Nov. 2, 11:25 a.m., Mutual 14

A resident left pot on stove, smoke only, no evacuation.

• Nov. 6,  6:46 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident possibly left the oven on. Orange County Fire  responded, but there was no fire or smoke.

• Nov. 10, 3:30 a.m., Mutual 2

Heating element caused smoke, no fire  or Service Maintenance assistance required. 

• Nov. 10, 9:16 a.m., Mutual 2 

A resident in a neighboring unit heard the fire alarm. The resident left pizza in the oven too long. There was no fire. 


• Nov. 10, 1:50 a.m., RV Lot 

Security on patrol observed a coyote.

• Nov. 18, 3:45 a.m., Mutual 6

A resident reported seeing a coyote.

• Nov. 29, 2:45 a.m., Mutual 4

A resident observed a coyote.


•Nov. 4, 12:02 p.m., CH 2

An unknown person removed cash from a woman’s purse while she was in the women’s restroom.

• Nov. 15, 12:14 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident stated property was taken from her residence at an unknown date and time.

• Nov. 18, 6:27 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed a resident’s purse from the porch area.

• Nov. 20, 1:44 p.m., Mutual 5

An unknown person removed a resident’s bicycle from the carport.

• Nov. 22, 9:20 a.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed equipment while the resident was packing a vehicle.

•Nov. 23, 8:25 a.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person removed the contents of an Amazon package that was left on a resident’s doorstep

• Nov. 28, 2:40 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident stated her neighbors have been entering her residence and stealing her money for the past four to five years.

• Nov. 28, 4:05 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed three small plants from a resident’s garden area.


• Nov. 30, 5 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident reported she was bitten by a dog seven days earlier on Nov. 23.


• Nov. 2, 11:45 a.m., Amphitheater Parking Lot

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.

• Nov. 7, 5:55 p.m., Amphitheater Parking Lot

 A wrong-way driver was observed dropping off a ballot. Security advised the person of the correct traffic flow.  

• Nov. 21, 11:35 a.m. St. Andrews Drive/Golden Rain Road

A driver struck a pedestrian.

• Nov. 21, 1 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident driver struck a carport wall.

• Nov. 26, 11:04 p.m., Mutual 3

 A vehicle struck a sign and ran over planters.

• Nov. 26, 7:56 p.m., Mutual 15

A hit-and-run driver struck a parked vehicle.

• Nov. 26, 3:14 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person on a two-wheeled vehicle ran over planters and fled the scene.

• Nov. 29, 11:41 a.m., St. Andrews Drive  and Pelham Road

A vehicle struck a person on a scooter in the crosswalk.

• Nov. 30, 2 p.m., RV Lot

An RV struck the compressor shack.


• Nov. 17, 12:41 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident complained about noise from a neighboring unit.  The neighbor reduced the sound.


•Nov. 4, 11:18 a.m., Mutual 4

A resident fell while walking; no transport required.

• Nov. 5, 2:33 p.m., Mutual 2

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a resident’s vehicle.

• Nov. 5, 2:33 p.m., Mutual 2

Ongoing resident dispute with one person claiming another resident is spitting on his vehicle.

• Nov. 6, 2:06 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident reported seeing a golf cart driving at a high rate of speed without caution to others.

• Nov. 6, 10:56 a.m., Mutual 12

A resident reported damage to a wall; two cinder blocks were down near her residence. 

• Nov. 6, 12:25 p.m., Mutual 6 

A resident reported that a suspicious person was sitting in a vehicle. Security verified that the person was harmless.

• Nov. 7, 12:45 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a variety of issues.

• Nov. 7, 9:30 a.m., Mutual 3

A family member threatened another family member via email. The resident stated he would contact the Seal Beach Police Department.

• Nov. 9, 11 a.m., Mutual 11

Dispute between residents regarding a borrowed item.

• Nov. 10, 11:40 a.m., Mutual 3

A resident’s visitor was found walking down Golden Rain Road with no clothing on. The Seal Beach Police Department was called and took the person into custody.

• Nov. 10, 12:20 p.m., 1.8-Acre Site

A resident caused a disturbance and was advised of rules governing the dumpster area.

• Nov. 11, 12:30 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident fell while walking and was transported to hospital.

• Nov. 14, 3:28 p.m, Mutual 1

A resident was found wandering and returned safely to his residence.

• Nov. 15, 5:38 p.m., Mutual 9

Two residents were in a dispute over carport parking. 

• Nov. 16, 5 p.m., North Gate

A pedestrian ran through the gate without stopping. Seal Beach police responded and escorted the person out of the community.

• Nov. 17, 1:08 p.m., Mutual 3

A lost resident wearing an ID bracelet was escorted home.

• Nov. 17, 1:40 p.m., Mutual 4

 A resident was advised that while on vacation her patio was used for storage by another resident.

• Nov. 18, 10:24 a.m., Mutual 8

A resident with a walker fell. Transportation to the hospital was not required.

• Nov. 20, 8:49 a.m., Mutual 1

A person was walking with two bicycles. Seal Beach police were called and found no crime had been committed. 

• Nov. 20, 4:34 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident fell while walking, but only needed lift-and-assist help.

• Nov. 20, 3:20 p.m., Mutual 12

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

• Nov. 21, 3:31 p.m., 1.8-Acre Site

A former resident attempted to dump items at the site and was turned away.

• Nov. 21, 11:55 a.m., Mutual 1

Mutual officials were advised of an ongoing resident issue.

• Nov. 22, 1:33 p.m., Mutual 9

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

• Nov. 22, 7:45 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident was involved in a dispute over use of the sidewalk.

• Nov. 23, 1 p.m., Mutual 4

A man was reportedly observed urinating in public. Security searched the area to no avail.

• Nov. 26, 9:09 a.m., Mutual 11

A resident repeatedly complains of people in the attic. No one has been found at the scene.

• Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m., Mutual 2

An ongoing issue with one resident accusing another resident of theft.

• Nov. 30, 10:31 p.m., Mutual 1

Security verified that a person sitting in a vehicle was a live-in caregiver.


Paramedic calls: 160

Theft: 8

Traffic Incidents: 9

Death Investigations: 16

Lost Residents: 2

Injury: 6

Noise Complaints: 1

Fire Reports: 4 

Pet Complaints: 1

Coyote Sightings: 3

Total Calls: 210

obituaries, page 14

Lorelei I. Horan


Lorelei Horan, a devout traditional Catholic and recent resident of Leisure World Seal Beach, passed away in her home with several of her children at her side on Nov. 30.

Lorelei was born in Denver, Colorado. She is predeceased by three of her five siblings, and is survived by her brother John Evans (Karen Evans) and sister Michelle Smith.

She is also survived by her children, Michael Horan (Kimberly Horan), Mary Chris Horan, Lori Horan Soule (Duncan Soule), Briana Harrison (Mark Harrison), Theresa Horan, John Horan (Tonya Horan) and James Horan (David Clarke). Her grandchildren: Meghan Amen (Andy Amen), Shawna Montelongo (Loren Montelongo), Brielle Novy (Jesse Novy), Michael Horan, Jr., William Harrison, Miles Ybaben, Shane Horan (Kylie Horan), Hayden Horan and Fallyn Horan. Her great-grandchildren: Adalynn Amen and Emily Montelongo.

As a child, Lorelei lost her mother at age 4 and the family began moving around the country from that time on, staying briefly in states such as New Mexico and Oregon until they settled in the Compton, California, area and later Anaheim. She was raised by her paternal grandmother and later a stepmother who gave her three more siblings. She had another great tragedy when she was about 10 and her big brother, Billy (12), drowned at Lake Arrowhead, California. 

She attended Anaheim High School. She met her first husband, John Horan, and married him in 1958 when she was 20 years old. They had seven children together before they divorced when the youngest was a 1-year-old. Despite not having job history, an education or any savings, she kept the family together through devastating financial problems.

From this groundwork, she raised the children, started college, and then began working at Yamaha. It was at Yamaha that she worked her way out of the secretary pool and got on an engineering track. This kind of work allowed her to expand to aerospace and defense contracts, and her work-life culminated with working as a job shopper doing  computer-aided design work all over the country and in parts of Canada. She and her second husband, Martin Brux, lived in a motorhome during these years, where she was able to explore while traveling, all before the word “workcation” was coined or that lifestyle was fully mainstream.

Always an adventurous spirit, Lorelei loved adventure and travel. She was always the first person to say “yes” to any escapade or chance to explore something new. She has traveled to Peru, Australia, Spain, Mexico, and the United Kingdom several times. It was her great pleasure to take her entire family on a cruise to celebrate her 80th birthday where the family visited the Cayman Islands, Belize, Honduras and Cozumel. Lorelei had written a book comprised of a collection of her letters while traveling and proudly offered this to her family earlier this year when she turned 84.  It is titled “Courage to Travel.” 

Lorelei continued traveling in retirement, but also developed her skills as a master quilter. She had been sewing since she was a girl—starting out by sewing doll clothes for herself and other children in the neighborhood, and graduating to sewing baby clothes. She left many  examples of her quilting art as she gave these away freely as gifts. 

Lorelei was a remarkable woman. She was raised by an actual pioneer woman (literally, her grandmother was a woman who came across the prairie in a schooner) but managed to shatter the glass ceiling during the time before the Women’s Movement. 


Betty M. Kelly (Billie)


Betty Kelly went home to be with the Lord at age 94 to join her husband of 46 years and son Christopher Kelly.

Betty was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and had moved to the west coast with her husband Alexander (Jack) Kelly, in 1955. She was an instructional tutor for 31 years in the San Bernardino School District helping children with learning disabilities. 

Betty enjoyed her remaining years in Seal Beach, California. She was an accomplished artist with many beautiful portraits and landscape oil paintings to now be enjoyed by those she loved. All who knew her experienced her sweet, kind and loving disposition. 

Betty is survived by her two sisters Doris DeVol and Marcia Miller, daughter Cary Gordon, son Andrew Kelly, seven grandchildren Jason, Christina, AJ, Paul, Chris, Rachel, Jon Michael, and five great-grandchildren. 

Her celebration of life will be held Dec. 19  at 11 a.m. at Radiant Church, 540 E. H St. Colton, CA. She will join her husband interred at Arlington National Cemetery. 

religion, pages 26-27

First Christian Church

The excitement of the Christmas season is evident at First Christian Church including the beautiful decorations, the beloved Christmas carols, and the anticipation of the birthday celebration of the Lord. Anyone who wants to experience the joy of the season is welcome to join in the celebration.  

Message From the Pastor 

A topic that is often debated among believers is if talents, ministries and effects of spiritual gifts are fruits of the spirit.  

The churches in Corinth and Galatia had difficulty with this same subject.  In 1 Corinthians 12:4, the apostle Paul said, “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons.”  He urged the churches to desire the greater gifts and to live and walk by the spirit.

This week, Pastor Gary Whitlach will share more on what the apostle Paul  had to say about spiritual gifts and fruits of the spirit that could bring insight in to how to sort out these gifts that not only benefit individual members, but also the entire body of Christ

Weekend Services

Traditional Sunday services are from 9:30-10:45 a.m., with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. 

 This week Sandy Carlson will be singing a special solo hymn.

Saturday services, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment.  Saturday service time is 9:30-10:45.

Midweek Studies

Melli Herrera leads the new women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Pastor Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday’s prayer and Bible study is from 6-7 p.m.

All residents are welcome to attend any of the above services and Bible studies.  

   Scripture of the Week

“Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son; and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins’” Matthew 1: 20-21.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. To learn more information about the church and its services, call the office line at 562-431-8810. The call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.

Community Church

This week, Community Church will study the Book of Isaiah’s strong words of encouragement to God’s people from the prophet: “Be strong, do not fear!”

The promise of what the world will be like is then shifted from future tense into present tense in Matthew’s Gospel as Jesus responds to the disciples of John who ask,  “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” The answer is Jesus is the one John’s followers have been waiting for.  

For centuries in the church  the season of Advent—which leads to Christmas—has been described as a season of anticipation, a season of waiting, but Matthew’s Gospel states that the time of waiting is over. Today, it has been over for almost 2,000 years. 

This year, Community Church will approach the season Advent not as a time of waiting, but a time of development. Believers are asked to learn how to accept and embrace God’s love for each person as they are. When people embrace God’s love, they are released from a hidden burden and can share that love with others. This accepting love that is shared between people rises together like a warm loaf of bread.  

The word Gospel means “good news,” and Community Church’s  mission is to spread the good news, both in person and online. 

As a faith community in Leisure World, Community Church continues to celebrate its 60-year history here and the legacies of those who founded and grew the church. While the future remains a mystery, the members of Community Church are dedicated to celebrating each day that is given to them. All are welcome  to join the church.

Entrances to the church may be found both at the front of the church and by the pedestrian gate near the shopping center. 

 The church no longer requires proof of vaccination in the sanctuary; masking is optional. Community Church also offers virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook for those who cannot attend in person.  

Those who want more information about Community Church or are in need without another way to address it may call the church office at 562-431-2503. 

LW Baptist

The theme for LW Baptist’s services this month is “The Word Became Flesh.”

This week’s service begins on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. The sermon will address the questions, Why Christmas? Why the incarnation? Mary’s story in Luke shows God’s purpose in the incarnation and in Jesus becoming man. 

The carol “Joy to the World” expresses the prophetic promise of Psalm 98 in the language of the New Testament, where its fulfillment becomes apparent in the first and second comings of Christ. 

The women’s Bible study group will meet on Monday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, to  discuss how to grow as a Christian. 

For more information about the church, call 562-430-8598.

Faith Christian Assembly

While it may be hard for some to believe that 2022 is coming to an end,  Faith Christian Assembly looks forward to enjoying and celebrating the birth of the savior, Jesus. 

Pastor Paul Vaughn will deliver a sermon on Sunday, Dec. 11, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Pastor Vaughn is a gifted speaker and musician and the Faith Christian Assembly community is excited to hear from him as he shares about the faithfulness of God at his church, La Bonne Nouvelle in Tahiti. 

On Dec. 11, Faith Christian Assembly will hold its annual Happy Birthday Jesus Celebration at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. This event is always a congregation favorite where people can enjoy music, fun and fellowship with a coffee/tea bar and delicious desserts. During this time, the church will bring financial gift to Jesus, as a way to honor and commemorate him, the greatest gift of all. These gifts go directly to the  Grace International missionaries, Samaritan’s Purse, Orange County Rescue Mission, and We Care Family Support Center. 

Touch of Love, Faith Christian Assembly’s women’s ministry, will hold its annual Christmas potluck lunch on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. in place of the regular monthly meeting. The men’s ministry will join the women’s ministry for the festivities. Those who want to attend must RSVP by contacting  Linda Hernandez through the church.

Although Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, the church’s  morning service will still be held at its regular time at  10:30 a.m. It will be a wonderful time  to celebrate Christmas and the birth of the Lord and savior Jesus to be in the house of the Lord. However, there will be no Sunday evening service on Dec. 25.  Grief Share will continue to meet weekly at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room through December as scheduled, with the exception of Thursday, Dec. 15 when it will take a one-week pause. Meetings will resume the following Thursday on Dec. 22.  

Those who are considering visiting or joining a new church are invited to join Faith Christian Assembly. The church has a welcoming and warm congregation with a Bible-based message taught each week. 

Faith Christian Assembly’s Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the pre-service prayer at beginning at 5. The weekly Bible study is in the main sanctuary every Wednesday at 11 a.m. 

To receive a copy of the church’s free monthly newsletter or to receive more information, contact the office at 562-598-9010 during business hours Tuesday through Friday or email contact@fcachurch.net. The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd. People can also visit the church website at www.FCAchurch.net.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing will be held on the third week for this month only on Dec. 18 in  the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 6 p.m.

Sermon for this week:  What makes a person wise?  The Oxford dictionary assigns three characteristics necessary to be considered wise: knowledge, experience and good judgment.  History is filled with examples of smart people who were not wise. What made the wise men in the biblical account of Christmas wise?  Pastor Chuck Franco will deliver a sermon titled “What Made the Wise Men so Wise?” from Matthew 2:1-12 on Sunday, Dec. 11.  Take a fresh look at the ancient story and experience a deeper level of appreciation for the gift of the Savior this Christmas.  

Bible Study: The study of the book of Titus continues to draw parallels to today’s society and issues of modern culture, demonstrating the absolute consistency of Biblical truth. The group meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. 

Contact: More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com.

Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling 562-357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at 562-343-8424.

Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.

Redeemer Lutheran

“Resounding Joy” is the theme for Redeemer Lutheran Church’s worship service this Sunday, Dec. 11. Residents are invited to reflect, join the celebration and share Scripture and Communion of the Great Thanksgiving. The service will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, next to the pool and across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided.

The ushers will greet people at the door and the organist and choir will lift spirits in hymns of praise as Redeemer Lutheran begins  the Advent journey to Christmas.  

Every Wednesday in Advent (remaining days are Dec. 14 and 21), there will be special study and service at 10:30 a.m. for those who would like to enjoy a quiet, meditative time in the midst of the busiest holy-day time of the year.   

As part of its ongoing service to the community, Redeemer Lutheran asks members and residents  to bring a few cans of non-perishable food items to distribute to neighbors in need. 

For more information about the service or the work of the church, call 562-598-8697.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays. Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings  are on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour.  

Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8681.

The course of study is the Old Testament. The study for the week of Dec. 12-18 covers all of Malachi.   

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services with Rabbi Mike Mymon via Zoom on Friday, Dec. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Mymon will also lead the hybrid service on Saturday, Dec. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 and via Zoom at 10 a.m.  

Saturday’s Torah portion will be Vayishlach from the book of Genesis. Vayishlach (He Sent) follows Jacob and his family as Jacob wrestles with a man (commonly understood as an angel), is renamed Israel, and reconciles with his brother Esau. Jacob’s daughter, Dina, is raped by a Hivite prince, and her brothers sack a city in response. Rachel dies as she gives birth to Jacob’s youngest child, Benjamin. To receive a Zoom invitation for any of the services, call or text Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.  

Congregation Sholom has served Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and online.

Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church will observe the Immaculate today, Dec. 8, at its 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass. The church will also hold a service for Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday, Dec. 12. The music begins at 8 a.m., followed by Mass at 8:30, with hot chocolate served at 9:15 a.m.

Christmas Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 24: Youth Choir Concert at 3:30 p.m.

          Christmas Eve Mass at 4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25:    Christmas Day Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon

          Adult Choir Concert at 9:30 a.m.

Confessions are every Saturday except Dec. 24 at 9 a.m., plus Monday, Dec. 19, and Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 9 a.m.        


MISSING!! Miss Nosy (Gray-Tabby/Bengal-Mix). Young, Lanky Feline with Distinct Markings and Spots on her Belly. Last seen Sunday-Evening/October-30th-2022 at 13171 Saint Andrews Drive, Mutual-7/Apartment-154D. If you see Nosy, PLEASE call Mario Galletta 831-234-3397 or Maria/Daughter 562-786-5174.


MISSING/LOST Calico Ginger Cat. Approximately 9-pounds named “GINGER”.  Stolen from Mutual-4  November-30th/1:00pm. Call 949-769-0992 for details-or-pictures.


Jafra Skincare.  Holiday Pop-Up Shop. Saturday/December-10th, 2:00-4:00pm. 13760 Alderwood Lane, Mutual-3/Unit-85D. 1-(562)-400-8104. SB License 14205920.


Nu Kote 562-833-3911.  SB Business License 699080. Exp 1/11/2023


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Carpeting. Patio Carpet Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  Exp 2/08/2023



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure-World since 1978. Planting/Clean-Ups/Fertilization. New Lawns, etc. Offering my services to every Mutual. Honest and Reliable. State Contractor’s License 779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 12/21


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12/2023




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 2/08/2023

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 3/01/2023


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.  Exp 2/08/2023


562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 2/08/2023


Bel-Rich Painting.  Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.

Exp 2/22/2023



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint,  speciality-finishes, cabinets, murals and MORE! License 1033927.  Exp 1/04/23



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 1/25/2023


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 1/04/2023

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.  Exp 3/01/2023.


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Shades/Drapes/New Windows.  Exp 2/08/2023

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  Seal Beach Business License  AB0001. Exp 12/07

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885



Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859



(562) 516-3339 – WWW.MEDEXUCC.COM


Next door to Ralph’s in the Old Ranch Towne Center

Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm / Saturday-Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm  Exp 12/21

Seal Beach Business License 14206467


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7.  949-899-7770.    SB Business License HEL0006  Exp 1/18/23



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.   Exp 1/04/2023


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with/optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann /714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650 /Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 2/15/2023



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003.   Exp 2/01/2023


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 2/22/2023


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 5/03/2023


Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. SB Business License 14206319.  Exp 12/21


Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services.  Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments/Honey-Do-List.  (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830  Seal Beach License14206409.  Exp 1/11/2023


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen/(714)-425-4198.   Exp 1/18/2023


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 12/21


Experienced Housekeeper providing Weekly-and-Monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. SB Business License HEL0006  Exp  1/18/2023


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT, WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING.  CALL PHIL at 562-881-2093.  Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001.



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 1/18/2023


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 2/22/2023


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 2/22/2023


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 1/11/2023


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 5/03/2023


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001.

Exp 2/22/2023



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 1/18/2023


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/04/2023


2007 Sprinter XL4 Scooter in good condition. Originally $5K/asking $1,000/OBO. Call 562-544-5473.


Compact Mid-Wheel Mobility Scooter. Manufacturer/C.T.M, Model# HS-2800. Asking/$450. Call 562-688-2064 for details.


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-standard-sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 12/21


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 12/21


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB Business License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 12/21


2021 Jeep Cherokee 4×4. 80th  Anniversary 2.0L Turbo. Full-Factory-Warranty. 24,390/Miles. $30,900/OBO. 714-743-7000/Cell. Exp 12/21



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 1/25/2023 



Your moving service, any size job.  Call/310-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 2/01/2023


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Modern-Furniture, Art Deco/French-Furnishings, Unique-Items/Uranium-Glass/Vintage-Hawaiian/ETC.  562-243-7229


Need to sell WWII Japanese Royal Gift. Call Marla for details 714-401-9973.


Friday/December-9th, 9:00am-1:00pm. 1300 Weeburn Road, Mutual-3/Apartment-30L. Decorative-Items/Costume-Jewelry/Kitchen-Gadgets/Garden-Pots, Some Plants, Frames and Chotskies.


Yard Sale. 13701 Alderwood Lane, Mutual-03/Apartment-29J. Thursday/December-8th and Friday/December-9th, 8:00am-2:00pm. Kitchen/Christmas/Linens/Clothing/Miscellaneous.


Multi-Family Yard Sale. 13121 Oak Hills Drive, Mutual-9/Unit-233. Friday/December-9th, 8:00am-1:00pm.


Estate Sale – 13450 St. Andrews Dr., Mutual 12 – 73D. Thursday Dec. 8 and Friday Dec. 9 from 8:30-2:00. Lovely home with twin sofa bed, side chairs, nesting tables, grandmother clock, plant stands, futon, desk, twin bed, iron headboard, antique dressers. Costume jewelry, ladies clothing (size S/M), shoes (size 7). Wicker patio furniture, Lladro figurines, Roseville candlesticks, handmade Czech holiday ornaments, ladder, bird houses. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, POB 427, Seal Beach. Business License ESD0001.


Christmas Patio Sale. 13781 Alderwood Lane, Mutual-03/Apartment-22C. Thursday/December-8th from 9:00am-2:00pm. Jewelry/Baked-Goods/Ornaments/Plants/Gift-Items. 714-234-8842.


Mutual-14 Carport Space available for rent, parking spot 818. For details call/562-596-6919.


Wanted Carport Space to rent in Mutual-15. Call Irene 209-609-0923.


Carlsbad, CA (1-week) between March-April. Will negotiate price and buyers fee. 1-(562) 607-4345.


I specialize in improving strength, balance, posture, flexibility, and mobility • shoulders • back • hips • legs • core muscles. Call Howard • 516-659-3314.  SB Business License 14206682  Exp 1/04/2023


Twin Electric Hospital Bed in Excellent Condition needs a new home. 562-446-0303. You Must Pick-Up!