Jan. 27, 2022
Minibus Information Meeting
A Minibus informational meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.
Sessions are held on the first Thursday of every month to assist residents with using the many transportation services available to the Leisure World community. No reservations are needed. The meeting starts at 10 a.m.
Masks are required.
The GRF Transportation Department provides information on the LW Minibus service as well as the GRF appointment-based Access bus service for people with mobility challenges.
Information on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations is also presented.
Meetings often include information and updates on the City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to Rossmoor and Old Ranch shopping centers and the Seal Beach Old Town Pier shuttle.
Monthly informational sessions are for new or current shareholders who would like to learn about the Minibus service routes and timetables.
The LW Minibus service is a community transportation service for everyone.
Residents, Leisure World employees, visitors, family members of residents and caregivers can all ride the Minibuses. Anyone who has a valid pass to enter the community can step aboard. The only rule is each person must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by someone who is 18 years of age or older.
Stream local shows on SBTV-3
SBTV-3 is LW’s public, educational and government local access (PEG) television for the City of Seal Beach. SBTV-3 airs local programming 24 hours a day on TWC Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37. Those with a Roku Channel can go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv.
?Residents can also watch LW programs online in clear high definition (HD) video. Go to sbtv3.org, and on the home page, click on the SBTV-3 logo. Then click the arrow for the schedule of shows (the schedule is also reprinted in the LW Weekly) and other features of interest.
SB on-ramp to close for a month
The southbound I-405 on-ramp from Seal Beach Boulevard is scheduled to close for approximately one month as part of work related to the I-405 Freeway Improvement Project.
According to OCTA Communications Specialist Megan Abba, crews are scheduled to close the ramp as early as 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
The ramp will be closed to accommodate the freeway widening.
The 16-mile project impacts the corridor communities of Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, and Long Beach.
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Project will cost $2 billion
The I-405 Improvement Project is funded mostly through a combination of local, state and federal funds, with costs for the express lanes covered by those who choose to pay a toll to use them.
OCTA secured a $629 million federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the I-405 Improvement Project, which will cover a major portion of the $2 billion worth of freeway improvements now underway.
Over the course of the years-long project, Orange County taxpayers will save $300 million in interest costs, thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation TIFIA loan program, according to www.octa.net.
Work continues at the LW Aquatic Center, which is undergoing a complete renovation. Among recent progress is:
• Rough plumbing and electrical inspection have been completed.
• Preparation for stucco is being prepared.
• Pool decking, along with the area drains, should be completed by Friday, Jan. 28.
• Southern California Edison is on track to complete its section by Monday, Jan. 31.
• Pool equipment is scheduled to start being installed next week.
The pool was closed in late 2019 for a simple remodel that mushroomed into a complete redesign and rebuild after catastrophic infrastructure defects were uncovered when work began.
The new facility will include a pool with five swimming lanes, a 30-by-30-foot activity area with a volleyball net, a 9-by-25-foot spa, new locker rooms and a lounge area in a reconfigured space to maximize potential.
CERT training offered
by Eloy Gomez
Can you imagine surviving a disaster like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with little or no help from first responders for days after the disaster?
The Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) invites all residents to learn how to help themselves and others in the community during and after natural and man-made disasters.
The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster-response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency-preparedness projects in their community.
Students must attend all dates below to become CERT certified.
The training will be held twice a week from Feb. 15-March 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
The dates are as follows:
• Tuesdays, Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22
• Thursdays, Feb. 17 and 24 and March 3, 10 and 17
To register for training, contact Emergency and Safety Coordinator Eloy Gomez at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356.
NOCE classes start dates delayed
Due to the current surge of the omicron COVID-19 variant, North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) has made the decision to push back the start date of its spring classes at LW until the week of Feb. 7.
Both Mature Driver courses will still meet on their originally planned dates.
Classes are still planned to end the last week of May.
For more information about this change, call the LW Library at (562) 598-2431.
Copy and Supply Center
The Copy and Supply Center in Building 5 offers copy, notary and passport photo services to residents for a nominal fee. Copy service costs 13 cents per color page; 8 cents, black-and-white; passport photos, $10 for two photos; and notary, $15 per signature (by appointment only). The center also sells emergency kits, batteries, flashlights and other items from the Purchasing Department.
City of Seal Beach recognized for excellence in budgeting
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Seal Beach the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award and a Certificate of Recognition for Budget Preparation for the current fiscal period. These awards are the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental budgeting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
In order to receive this award, a governmental unit must publish a budget document that meets program criteria, as a policy document, as a financial plan, as an operations guide, and as a communications device. It also reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
The city’s budget document was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the budget document.
The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals, with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
For more information, contact Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallegos at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1308, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spectrum Service Alert
Spectrum will be conducting maintenance on its equipment in Leisure World on Wednesday, Feb. 9, and Thursday, Feb. 10 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The work could result in a loss of service for a short period of time, up to 15 minutes.
No road closures will be necessary.
Freeway closures begin this weekend
Freeway closures to begin this weekend
The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:
Crews will shift traffic to the new portion of the Brookhurst Street bridge in early February. This shift is needed to begin the second phase of demolition and construction of the new bridge. This work will require bridge and extended ramp closures.
The second phase of demolition is anticipated to begin in mid- to late February.
Southbound Euclid Street
Crews will continue removing the brackets and scaffolding from the I-405 bridge over Euclid Street. This work will require a full southbound (SB) Euclid closure between Mt. Washington Street and the SB freeway ramp.
The SB closures are scheduled for 10 p.m.-5 a.m. today, Jan. 27, and Friday, Jan. 28.
SB I-405 Off-Ramp to Goldenwest Street/Westminster Mall Road
Crews will close the SB I-405 off-ramp to Goldenwest Street/Westminster Mall Road for approximately six weeks to accommodate the freeway widening. The ramp is scheduled to close 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, and is anticipated to reopen after approximately six weeks.
Northbound (NB) I-405 at Westminster Boulevard
Crews will adjust the falsework for the Westminster Boulevard bridge over I-405. This will require a closure between the NB I-405 off-ramp to Bolsa Avenue and the NB I-405 on-ramp from Westminster. The closure is scheduled for 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, to 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28.
SB I-405 at Westminster Boulevard
Crews will adjust the falsework for the Westminster Boulevard bridge over I-405. This work will require a closure between the SB I-405 off-ramp to Springdale Street and the SB I-405 on-ramp from Westminster. The closure is scheduled for 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.
NB I-405 at Brookhurst
Crews closed the NB I-405 off-ramp to Brookhurst Street and the NB I-405 loop on-ramp from Brookhurst to accommodate the freeway widening. The ramps were closed on Jan. 3 and are anticipated to reopen after approximately two months.
Brookhurst Street Bridge
Crews will close the Brookhurst Street bridge and ramps nightly for retaining wall and utility work. The nightly closures are anticipated to continue from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. for approximately two more weeks on weeknights and weekends, as needed.
Westbound (WB) SR-22
On-Ramp from Old
Crews closed the Old Ranch Parkway on-ramp to WB SR-22 on April 13, 2021. The ramp will be closed for an additional three months due to unforeseen site conditions, to address complexities with traffic staging, and to accommodate the freeway widening. The ramp is anticipated to reopen in the spring.
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I-405 Construction Frequently Asked Questions
Why are improvements needed on I-405?
The I-405 freeway experiences heavy traffic congestion and conditions are expected to worsen. Built in the 1960s, the freeway carries between 257,000 and 370,000 vehicles per day depending on location. Near the L.A. County line, the I-405 is the most heavily traveled freeway in the nation, and both the regular lanes and carpool lanes are congested daily during rush hour and on weekends.
Traffic along the corridor is expected to grow approximately 35 percent by 2040. Additional lanes and other improvements are needed to improve traffic flow, accommodate growing traffic demand, relieve congestion and improve overall mobility. The I-405 Improvement Project is critical in order to accommodate expected employment, population and housing growth in not only Orange County but throughout Southern California.
What does the I-405 Improvement Project entail?
The project will improve 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the L.A. County line. The project includes adding one regular lane in each direction from Euclid Street to I-605 and making improvements to freeway entrances, exits and bridges.
It also will construct the 405 Express Lanes, two lanes in each direction from SR-73 to I-605.
The new express lanes—incorporating the existing carpool lanes and connectors that opened in 2014—will give solo drivers the choice to speed up their commute for a toll, and carpoolers may ride in the lanes for free.
Where will vehicles be able to enter and exit the toll lanes?
There are seven access points in between SR-73 and I-605, giving drivers sufficient opportunity to reach every interchange and business along the corridor, including the Westminster Mall, car dealerships, Bella Terra, Goldenwest College and South Coast Plaza, among other destinations.
These intermediate access locations minimize right-of-way impacts to the adjacent community. Additional access points would likely have significant right-of-way impacts.
The intermediate access points at Magnolia/Warner and Bolsa/Goldenwest were selected largely to serve Beach Boulevard which is roughly midway along the corridor, has the highest arterial volume of any of the arterials crossing the freeway and has the largest interchange volumes in the corridor.
-—from the OCTA
by Jim Greer
In his recent stand-up special “Comedy Monster,” Jim Gaffigan asks, “Remember when we thought the pandemic was over? It’s not over. The pandemic is like a TV show you thought was canceled, and then it got picked up by Netflix. I didn’t really pace myself for another season.”
For the first time in human history, each of us has the chance to save the world by staying at home in front of our TVs, doing nothing. Let’s not screw this up! It isn’t easy remaining positive—just remain vigilant and keep your sense of humor.
Hanging on a wooden hook by my front door are the highest-rated masks recommended by Wirecutter. I wear them while shopping, to church, at the fitness center, even to Disneyland. While waiting in lines at the Magic Kingdom, I keep my mask on, inside and outside of buildings. And since the Mouse House doesn’t check to see who has been vaccinated, I assume everyone around me is a likely Omicron carrier.
I’m living life the best I can, but also taking personal responsibility and not spreading the virus. Who knows whether I’m carrying the virus? I’ve been double vaccinated and boosted, and yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I could still be a carrier. So I keep my mask on and keep my distance.
The Orange County Health Officer’s order says, “The mask should fit to minimize gaps between the face and mask. The mask should also fully cover the nose and mouth. If wearing a fabric face covering, three layers should be worn to offer better filtration.” A scarf over your face doesn’t cut it, a mask that only covers your mouth doesn’t protect anyone, and a mask on your chin is just bad fashion sense.
Do you wonder just how safe it is in restaurants? I don’t know why we wear a mask going in, then take it off as soon as we’re seated. I love to be with my friends, but sitting shoulder-to-shoulder without a mask doesn’t guarantee one of us won’t pass the virus to the other. Let’s keep our distance, shall we? And when you’re at a birthday party, don’t eat any cake on which the candles had just been blown out.
Since it’s up to each of us to do our part, we need to ask, “What can I do as an individual to protect myself, my friends and my family?” According to the CDC, “Vaccines remain the best public health measure to protect people from COVID-19, slow transmission, and reduce the likelihood of new variants emerging.”
It also recommends everyone get a booster shot after completing their primary COVID-19 vaccination series. Everyone should wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission, regardless of vaccination status. And, of course, tests can tell you if you are currently infected with COVID-19.
Beware of misinformation. It’s intended to confuse and create fear. Don’t be swayed by rumors of cures or stories of individuals who have achieved immunity. The best thing you can do is to avoid transmission and remain calm. Trust your local county and state health officials, and follow the CDC’s recommended guidelines.
Let’s make sure this third season of COVID gets canceled—for good!
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OLLI celebrates 25 years
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Long Beach, celebrates 25 years of serving older adults this month. The program provides educational opportunities, fitness classes and social opportunities to people ages 50 and older.
“OLLI offers retired people a community of like-minded individuals, people who are retired but who are still interested in learning, in growing and being engaged in the world,” said Carolyn Estrada, who got involved in OLLI in 2009 on the advice of her retired sister.
A small group of active seniors began what was then called Senior University in 1996 with the support of the College of Health and Human Services. Approximately 118 students attended the first class. In 2006, the name changed to recognize of the generous support provided by the Bernard Osher Foundation. In recent years, attendance has soared to 2000 attendees.
“Members often tell us OLLI saves them from isolation and depression,” said Dr. Barbara White, OLLI executive director and faculty emerita from the School of Nursing. “We also hope we are a positive example of lifelong learning and active and healthy aging to our campus community.”
An anniversary celebration has been postponed until further notice. Though winter classes had been canceled, OLLI hosts workshops and programs via Zoom to keep its members safe.
Membership fees are $40 for a full academic year or $15 per class. Members can register for any of the 50 to 75 classes during each eight-week session. This includes lectures on technology, health and wellness, arts, crafts, and music classes, both on campus and at community venues. OLLI encourages social and intergenerational connections, and participation in campus life.
With a university identification card, members can use the university library and receive other student discounts.
Visit www.csulb.edu/college-of-health-human-services/osher-lifelong-learning-institute for more information on what OLLI offers. Registration for spring classes begins on March 7 for classes beginning April 4.
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Recap of GRF Board Activity, Jan. 25
Approved Consent Agenda
MOVED and approved the consent agenda, including minutes of the Physical Property Committee meeting of Dec. 1; minutes of the GRF Administration Committee meeting of Dec. 2; minutes of the Finance Committee from Dec. 20; minutes of the GRF Board Meeting from Dec. 21; acceptance of the Interim Financial Statement from Dec. and approval of Reserve Funds Investment Purchase.
Reserve Funding Request—Server Replacement: MOVED to ratify the emergency action and associated reserve expenditure, in the amount of $9,171.69, for the replacement and installation of a new server and related software from Konica Minolta.
Establishment of Ad Hoc Committee, first motion: MOVED to approve and thereby establish the Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee and grant to the committee limited authority specifically stated within GRF governing documents, policies or other authority as granted by the BOD or as stated within this policy.
Second Motion: MOVED to approve the appointment of Nick Massetti, chair; Lee Melody; Larry Slutsky; Paula Snowden; and Carol Levine to the Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee in accordance with Article VIII of the bylaws, the committee chair and members shall be appointed by the GRF President and approved by action of the BOD in accordance with policy 30-5024-1, Committee Structure.
Amend Rule 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income: MOVED to amend rule 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income, as follows:
1. Remove “the entire amount” from item 2, which will now read: “refund to the Mutual Corporations”.
2. Add new item 4: Retain in GRF Operating Fund.
3. Amend item 5 to read: “a combination of Options 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5”.
FINAL VOTE: Amend Policy 40-5061-2, Fees: Following a brief discussion, the Board decided to send this back to the Finance Committee.
FINAL VOTE: Adopt Policy 40-5580-2, Entry Passes—Fees: MOVED to ratify policy 40-5580-2, Entry Passes—Fees, updating document language, as presented.
Mutual Administration Committee
Approval to Host 2022 Life Options Expo: MOVED to recommend the Board authorize the facilitation of the Life Options Expo on July 29 by Mutual Administration and Member Resource & Assistance Liaison and approve the budget, not to exceed $400, which includes refreshments, water, coffee supplies, napkins and decorations, as presented.
Capital Funding Request—St. Andrews Electric Vehicle Charging Station: MOVED to award a contract to Charge Point to purchase and install vehicle charging equipment and provide 10 years of service for a cost of $62,493, based on approval from SCE Charge Ready Program, and add a 20 percent contingency for a total cost not to exceed $75,493, using Capital funding, and to authorize the President sign the contract.
Capital Funding Request—Urban Crossroad—North Gate Road in Northwood Road and St. Andrews Drive: MOVED to award a contract to Urban Crossroads to perform an analysis of traffic flow for North Gate Road to Northwood and St. Andrews Drive for a cost not to exceed $9,800, capital funds, and authorize the President to sign the contract.
Reserve Funding Request—Drainage Concerns St. Andrews/Northwood: MOVED to award a contract to MJ Jurado for the replacement of the curb, gutter and sidewalk for drainage purposes and construct a cross gutter from the triangle area at St. Andrews Drive triangle to the curb and gutter across Northwood Road, for a total cost, including 10 percent contingency, not to exceed $88,463, using reserve funding, and to authorize the President sign the contract.
Reserve Funding Request—Lobby Carpet Replacement, Clubhouse 2: MOVED to award a contract to Cornerstone Floors for the replacement of ADRC-approved Clubhouse 2, lobby carpet for a total cost of $24,594, which includes 10 percent contingency, using reserve funding, and to authorize the President sign the contract.
Adopt Policy 70-5563-1, Needle Arts Studio—Rules: MOVED to adopt policy 70-5563-1, Needle Arts Studio—Rules, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on March 22.
Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee
Amend Policy 30-5167-3, Committee Charter: MOVED to amend policy 30-5167-3, Committee Charter, with chnages to the purpose, goals and duties as presented.
Security, Bus & Traffic
Capital Funding Request—Speed Cushions: MOVED to award a contract to Urban Crossroads to perform an analysis to determine recommended locations and design for speed cushions to be constructed within the Trust street sections of the community for a cost not to exceed $9,600, capital funds, and authorize the President to sign the contract.
FINAL VOTE: Amend Policy 80-1937-2, Parking—Fines: MOVED to ratify policy 80-1937-2, Parking-Fines, as presented.
FINAL VOTE: Rescind Policy 80-1927.01-2, Fees for Parking Rules Violations on Trust Property: MOVED to rescind 80-1927.01-2, fees for parking rules violations on trust property, as presented.
FINAL VOTE-Rescind Policy 80-1927.02-3, Parking Rules for Trust Property: MOVED to rescind 80-1927.02-3, Parking Rules for Trust Property, as presented.
Family Radio Service Users
The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. The call-in time is from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0.
Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then press the side button before stating your first name, last name initial and Mutual number. Release when finished.
For more information or instruction on the use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at email@example.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.
The following carports will be cleaned on Jan. 31.
In the morning: Mutual 6, Carports 72-73, 81-82.
In the afternoon: Mutual 7, Carports 83-84, 86-89.
GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.
Arts & Leisure
Joyful Line recognizes its leaders
In March 2014, Joyful Line Dance Club was created to give LWers a way to participate in a physical activity that also improves one’s mental acuity, all while offering the community another opportunity to socialize.
Since its beginnings, the club has actively encouraged LW’s men to join the fun. After moving to Mutual 9 with his wife, Gladys, in 2019, Albert Comia not only joined the class, but he also became one of the club’s leaders. He often demonstrates for the group line dances to songs such as “ABC Bachata,” “Chilly Cha Cha,” “Sway,” “Patricia” and more.
Comia shares the dance-leader duties with Connie Peck, who leads the warm-up and closing exercises, as well as “Kiss Me, Honey Honey, Kiss Me” and “Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps”; Daisy Ramos, who does “Carinito,” “Mambo No. 5,” “Cumbia Semana” and “Hear My Song”; Chung Cha Lewis and George Pinada, who lead “Blue Spanish Eyes,” “Blue Rose Is,” “I’m Alive,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Uptown Funk”; Lynn Stel, who does the “Watermelon Crawl”; and Sunny Kim and Anna Derby, who lead “Ah Si!” and “Bailando Boogaloo.” By taking turns, they ensure there’s a variety of tunes to please all dancers.
Those who attend the class regularly will sometimes see past leaders such as Lucia Nakamura, Takako Mitchell and Jojo Weingart among the dancers.
Joyful Line Dance currently meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Because of health and safety concerns, classes are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks are mandatory, and exercise shoes are recommended. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.
Guys & Gals Tournament
The Jan. 19 LW Guys & Gals Tournament was played by 35 teams of one man and one woman. Three flights participated for best net scores, four circle holes (within a 5-foot circle) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges.
A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-10. B Flight is 11-13, and C Flight is 14-18. All scores are net (gross score minus handicap).
A Flight: First place: John Kolthoff and Anne Walshe, a tournament low 12 under 42; second: Bob Turner and Janice Turner, a really nice 8 under 46; third: Kyoo Choi and Bong Choi, a super 7 under 47; fourth: Won Song and Jane Song, a really good 6 under 48; fifth: tie between Glenn Barry and Karen Mendon, Bill Lyons and Pam Krug, and Bob Barnum and Kyung Ju, a terrific 5 under 49.
B Flight: First place: Hyon Shin and Sang An, a nice 7 under 47; second: Ryan Hong and Kay Hong, a well-played 6 under 48; third: tie between Bruce Bowles and Elizabeth Butterfield, Byron Schweitzer and Bert Thompson, and Pat Paternoster and Allison Kin, a sweet 5 under 49; fourth: Dave LaCascia and Liz Meripol, a very decent 4 under 50.
C Flight: First place: Brian Tivnan and Patty Littrell, a fabulous 9 under 45; second: Bill McKusky and Joyce Basch, an excellent 5 under 49; third: Rolando Ramirez and Laura Garcia, a nice 3 under 51; fourth: Bill Zurn and Neva Senske, 1 under 53.
Closest to the pin on the eighth hole were James Farr and Sang An, and on the 17th hole, it was Glenn Barry and Kyung Ju.
The next Guys & Gals Tournament will be on Feb. 16. Anyone who is scheduled to play (check clubhouse bulletin board) and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible.
Ukuleles are among the most versatile and easiest musical instruments to play. Free, lighthearted ukulele instructions and jam sessions start Feb. 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater.
At this time, sessions are limited to four consecutive Tuesdays; these sessions are designed for beginner to intermediate levels. Players don’t need to read music to participate. The emphasis will be on learning chords, strumming patterns and easy-to-play popular songs, as well as improving skills and having fun.
Anyone interested will need a working ukulele that can maintain tuning; a music stand would also be helpful. Chord charts, song sheets and introductory materials will be available. Masks are required.
This class is sponsored by the Vibratones Club, aka the BulaLife Band, which entertains LWers on Taco Tuesdays at Clubhouse 6 when the weather is warm. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Don Horning at (714) 714-8866.
The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra’s (LBSO) hosts Israeli cellist Inbal Segev on Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.
Segev will join the orchestra to perform a modern, moving cello concerto by Anna Clyne titled “Dance.” The evening’s program of romantic and contemporary works will also include compositions by the Mendelssohn siblings: Fanny’s Overture in C and Felix’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.”
A pre-concert talk starts at 7 p.m.
International piano duo Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg were originally supposed to perform, but a scheduling conflict has postponed their appearance until June 4.
For more program information and to purchase concert and roundtrip bus tickets, go to longbeachsymphony.org or call the box office at (562) 436-3203, ext. 1. Discounted tickets for the remainder of the classical concert series can also be purchased at the LW Opera Club group rate by contacting Frieda Davis at GEOH.Davis@gmail.com.
Last-minute concert tickets can be purchased at the box office, and bus tickets are available at the bus from 5:15-5:30 p.m. for $20 each (cash or personal checks accepted). The bus departs at 6 p.m. Masks must be worn on the bus and inside the theater, evidence of COVID vaccinations and photo IDs are also required.
For more information, contact Beverly Emus, Opera Club president and LBSO bus hostess, at (562) 296-5586 or Beverly90740@gmail.com.
Cribbage Club Members Earn Their Stars
On Dec. 28, 2021, 44 members of Cribbage Club helped Gene Smith celebrate his birthday with cake and ice cream. Plus, Myrna Baker received her first star by winning all seven games played, taking first-place honors with a perfect score of 847.
With a score of 846, Hoppy Hopkins was one point shy of winning a star and took second place. Third place went to Margaret Smith with 836, while Deb McCarty placed fourth with 830. Irvene Bernstein won six out of seven games but placed out of the prize money. And Sandra deDubovay and Chunghe Scharschmidt lost all seven games that day.
On Jan. 18, two members received stars; it was Linda Smith’s first and Bob Berry’s fourth.
Other winners for the day were Margaret Smith, with a total score of 840, and Kent Davidson with 834. Tied for fourth place with a score of 831 were Patti Smith and Doroles Cook.
Anyone wanting assistance in learning or brushing up on cribbage can contact Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885. Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1; play begins at 12:30 p.m. Seven games are usually concluded by 4 p.m., with players rotating at the end of each game. Dues for 2022 are $5.
Valentine’s dance set for Feb. 1
Everyone is invited to attend the Valentine’s Day Dance hosted by Dancers & Mixers on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Linda Herman will provide live music. Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages and snacks.
All attendees must wear a properly fitting mask. Anyone who does not have a mask can obtain one from the custodian; otherwise, they will have to leave the clubhouse.
For more information, call (562) 431-1257.
Hui O Hula to practice joyful ‘Haole Hula’
Hui O Hula, the LW Hawaiian dance club, offers free lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m. The class is currently learning the “Haole Hula.” This song about the beauty of Hawai’i from the point of view of composer Andy Cummings.
Dancers use their hands and expressions—even with a mask on—to convey the “lovely blue of sky, many shades of green, brightest hues of the rainbow.” Their movements say, “I love to dance and sing of the charms of Hawai’i, and from a joyful heart, (I) sing aloha to you.”
Anyone who is interested in dancing “Haole Hula” is welcome to join.
Traditional hula should be danced barefoot, but the ground or floor can be cold during the winter, so dancers are advised to wear soft shoes or booties.
Everyone is required to wear masks and maintain social distancing, and classes are held outdoors most of the time.
Call (562) 431-2242 for locations and additional information.
Golf League Results
On Jan. 10, 10 men of the Leisure World Golf League played at Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. The morning was cool and very damp, but it warmed up quickly once the sun came out. The par-70, 6,000-yard course challenges golfers with its length, imposing sand traps and tree-lined fairways, though it is surprisingly free of water hazards. Two of the par-5s are more than 520 yards long, and the par-3s are all 150-plus yards with tricky pin placements. Scores were higher than normal this round.
All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight are over 19.
A Flight: First place: Sam Choi, a well-played 5 under 65, plus two birdies and fewest putts; second: Dave LaCascia, a very nice 3 under 67; third: Clay Fischer; fourth: Chris Lankford; fifth: tie between Bill McKusky, Gary Stivers and Fujio Norihiro. Norihiro also came closest to the pin on both the 4th and 12th holes.
B Flight: First place: Pat Paternoster, 1 over 71; second: Ron Sommers; third: Bob Munn, plus fewest putts.
Nine men and one guest of the league played at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach on Jan. 13. The course had mixed up the reservations and asked the group to play a day earlier, hence the low turnout.
It was again a cool, damp morning that warmed up nicely, though without any of the usual late-morning or early-afternoon winds. The par-70, 5,600-yard course challenged the golfers by putting the flagsticks close to the green edges or on up- or side-hill locations, which made keeping an approach shot on the green tricky. The day’s scores reflected such challenging conditions.
A Flight: First place: LaCascia, a hard-earned even par 70; second: tie between Stivers and Choi, 3 over 73; third: Fischer; fourth: tie between McKusky and Norihiro. LaCascia and Choi tied for fewest putts, while Stivers scored the only birdie. Choi was also closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 16th hole.
B Flight: First place: Paternoster, 4 over 74, plus fewest putts; second: tie between Liz Meripol and Bob Munn. Munn was also closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 seventh hole.
The Golf League plays at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. These courses are often full, so advance reservations are now the norm, 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 and lowest number of putts in each flight, plus birdies and closest to the pin on two par-3s. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.
Linda Tiner won final table on Jan. 15, beating Jon Jones with a straight. Tiner, a former day spa owner, has lived in LW for five months; among her hobbies is teaching dance. She joined the club and won final table on the same day.
Jackie Kennedy and Sal Maciel came in third and fourth. Dolores Cook won high hand with quad 2s, and Linda Tiner won second-highest hand with AAA-JJ. Wendy Wu won the promo hand of 6-2.
The club plays on the first three Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 6. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and players must be seated by noon. No late entries are permitted. For more information, call Judy Jasmin at (562) 626-8179.
Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The following are the winning scores from recent games.
Jan. 13: First place: Joan Taylor, 11,480; second: Antonia Zupancich, 10,550; third: Chung He Scharschmidt, 10,490; fourth: Julia Troise, 10,300.
Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.
By-appointment auditions are being held for the Producers Club’s murder mystery show to be produced in August. There are roles for men and women; memorization is required. Call Toby at (562) 598-5242 or Sam at (562) 598-0880.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first; any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate. The solution to this week’s puzzle: The first move is Rh8.
The White rook moves to h8, then Black knight to h7, followed by White queen to h7 and Black king to f8. The next move by White is checkmate.
The Chess Club meets every Friday from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.
At the Jan. 17 LW Bridge game, sitting in the north/south seats were Betty Jackson and Fay Beckman, while sitting in the east/west seats—and coming in first—were Larry Topper and Harriet Wiss.
LW Bridge is played in Clubhouse 1 on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Check in starts at 11:45 a.m., and the game starts at 12:30 p.m. This is an ABCL-sanctioned game. Call Linda Nye at (562) 453-6678 for reservations, and contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 for more information.
Bidding hint from Eddie Kantar’s “52 Facts of Bridge Life”: “When (your) partner bids two suits and you have an equal number of cards in each suit, take (your) partner back to the first suit even if it means increasing the level. Just do it.”
Monday Bridge Club
The winners from the Jan. 17 meeting of the Monday Bridge Club are:
First place: Sue Yokomi
Second place: Howard Bleakley
Third place: Marion Standish
The group meets every Monday at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, contact Marion Standish at (562) 493-1236.
Shufflers Defeat Sliders
On Jan. 14, the Shufflers defeated the Sliders 12-6 on the Clubhouse 1 courts. The Shufflers’ all-game winner was Dennis Bedford. After seven games, the team remains in first place, with Hot Shots second and Sliders third.
With the continued rise of COVID cases, Shuffleboard games and practices are currently suspended until further notice. Anyone interested in joining the Shuffleboard Club once it reopens should contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 for details.
On Jan. 15, Caryl Ann Hathaway (l) and Evelyn Velez of Mutual 6 won first place in the Adult Amateur Novice, Pre-Championship and Masters competitions for international ballroom-style dance at the California Chic Classic, the largest single-day ballroom competition in California. Hathaway and Velez have been competing internationally and in the U.S. for the past 11 years.
Bob Barnum and Walt Bier entertained karaoke enthusiasts on Jan. 19 with the fun duet “Ain’t Misbehaving.” Essie Hicks shows a lot of expression in her song selections, choosing “On My Own” from the musical “Les Misérables.” Richard Yokomi delivered a smooth “I Wish It Would Rain,” a popular tune by the Temptations, while Vito Villamor can always be counted on to sing a catchy, dancing number. And Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” is a favorite of Pat Kogok’s.
Erika Greenwood sang “Jose Cuervo,” which was new to her, while Pat Paternostra and Barbie May tried out “To All the Girls I Loved Before,” joking with the lyrics. Anna Le performed a strong “S.O.S.,” and Arlene Pollard bravely joined with her caregiver for “Islands in the Stream.” Wayne Urban and David Noble put a lot of punch in their songs and like to surprise the crowd with a booming finale.
Everyone is welcome to join the karaoke parties every Wednesday night at 5:30 in Clubhouse 1.
Masks are worn except while singing, and the microphones are repeatedly sanitized.
The same protocols are followed at the practice sessions in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays from 1-3 p.m.
Good News Singers
The Good News Singers seeks new members as the group prepares for a concert on Saturday, March 19. Titled “Joy in the Camp,” it will be a celebration of a time when the circuit-riding preacher would come to town.
In addition to old-time favorites such as “The Old Fashioned Meeting,” “’Til the Storm Passes By” and “On the Jericho Road,” there will also be newer songs such as “A Child of the King” and “Bow the Knee.”
Good News Singers meets every Thursday from 9-10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. For more information, contact Janet Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or (562) 506-5894.
Women’s Golf Club
On Jan. 18, 48 members of the LW Women’s Golf Club competed for low gross, low net (gross minus handicap) and fewest putts.
The winners were:
Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 27; low net: tie between Janice Turner and Jane Song, 24; fewest putts: tie between Theresa Lim and Janice Turner, 13.
Flight B: Low gross: Young Suk, 31; low net: Marilyn Hewitt, 25; fewest putts: Sun Lee, 11.
Flight C: Low gross: Zoe Pickell, 31; low net: tie between Cecilia Han and Neva Senske, 24; fewest putts: Zoe Pickell, 12.
Flight D: Low gross: Patty Littrell, 35; low net: Sue Elliott, 26; fewest putts: Sandra deDubovay, 11.
LW Pickleball Players Club instructors Jerry Wrenn, Ivan Painschab, Jim Thomason, Linda Evenson and Barry Chittem are ready to host free beginners lessons today, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the pickleball courts behind Clubhouse 2. Anyone interested in future lessons should contact Linda Evenson at Iwsbpickleballclub@gmail.com or (561) 577-3283.
At the first monthly pool tournament of 2022, held Jan. 19 in Clubhouse 2, 10 two-person teams played six rounds of eight-ball.
After the first four rounds, the duo of Rusty Aquino and Connie Adkins were the only team with four wins and no losses. The pair lost in the fifth round but won in the sixth, securing first place.
Tying for second place with four wins were the team of Bill Clawson and Guta Basner and the duo of Paul Snellerberger and Steve Mitchell. To break the tie, two players shoot a ball to the end rail and back at the same time. Clawson came closest to the end rail, winning his team the second-place spot.
The next tournament will be especially for B- and C-level players. On Saturday, Jan. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, there will be a double elimination eight-ball tournament with an entry fee of only $5. More information is available on the poster in the Clubhouse 2 pool room. Anyone who wants to play should call or text Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen at (562) 879-1954.
Starting in February, the tournaments will be held the fourth Saturday of the month. The club hopes this new time will allow more people the opportunity to play.
Dancers release tribute videos
With the help of video producer Michael Oh and video production coordinator Anna Derby, the Suede Sole Dancers have released two videos in tribute to the late Margaret Humes, who danced with the group.
About six years ago, Bert Carroll urged Tommy Williams to invite Suede Sole Dancers to his bands’ shows. Though the graceful dancers appeared cool as cucumbers on the outside, they were overwhelmed with trepidation at the thought of performing in front of hundreds of people.
Since that time, after countless hours of practicing, the Suede Sole Dancers have performed at 26 events. There’s been tears and sweat, laughter and joy, gorgeous costumes, serious discussions, and sad goodbyes. (Carroll passed away in 2017; Williams and Humes in 2021.)
The women give each performance their all, saying they hope audiences leave feeling a sense of wonder.
The videos have now been posted to YouTube, at youtu.be/zts2gbvfdTA and youtu.be/UJAm8VMBknw.
For more information about the Suede Sole Dancers, contact Derby at (562) 301-5339.
‘After Christmas’ Show Canceled
The Leisure World Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club (previously known as LW Chorale Club) has canceled its presentation of “After Christmas With Love” on Jan. 29.
Health & Fitness
Firecracker events go virtual for Year of the Tiger
Amid the recent surge of the omicron variant and a spike in local hospitalizations, the 44th-annual LA Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K Run/Walk, 14th-annual 20-/40-Mile Bike Ride, Kiddie Run and PAW’er Dog Walk will be completely virtual, according to its organizing committee.
The LA Chinatown Firecracker is one of the largest and oldest running, walking and cycling events in the U.S. Its Lunar New Year events, celebrating the Year of the Tiger, were originally scheduled to take place in person and virtually Feb. 19-20. But events will now take place entirely virtually, and participation has been extended to Feb. 27.
Participants will be able to complete events with the RaceJoy app, which can be downloaded onto any mobile device. The app will track and record people’s movements as they run, walk or ride. People can also submit their results manually on the LA Chinatown Firecracker registration site.
Registration is now open. Go to runsignup.com/Race/CA/LosAngeles/LAChinatownFirecracker. Fees for participants range from $32-$89, though discounts are available for groups and those entering multiple events.
Members of the LA Chinatown Firecracker Run Committee (LACFRC) organize and stage events and programs that promote healthy lifestyles, fitness and cultural awareness; support education; and encourage community participation. LACFRC also provides services and programs benefiting elementary schools and local nonprofit organizations.
For more information, visit firecracker10k.org.
Laughing for No Reason
Bev Bender invites all LWers wanting to cast their troubles aside and inject some positivity into their lives to “Laughing for No Reason” at the Health Center Conference Room on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Bender, a gerontologist and certified laugh leader, says attendees will leave this free event feeling more energetic, with a smile on their faces and a song in their hearts, thanks to laughing and being playful with others.
Masks are required.
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.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 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. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Jan. 27: Hawaiian chicken with pineapple, brown rice and Oriental vegetables; vanilla pudding; ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus Asian coleslaw.
Friday, Jan. 28: Beef stew, with potatoes, celery, carrots and corn, plus a whole-grain roll; fresh orange; entrée turkey and ham Cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, Jan. 31: Oven-baked herb chicken leg and thigh, oven-browned potatoes, and cauliflower; peaches; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus homemade macaroni salad.
Tuesday, Feb. 1: Oven-roasted pork with apple-berry sauce, brown rice and zucchini medley; chocolate pudding; turkey-and-ham Cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, Feb. 2: Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and seasoned broccoli; tangerine; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus macaroni salad.
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First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.
Saturday and Sunday services have the same message given by Pastor Bruce Humes. Sunday services, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are traditional, with hymnal music featuring Pat Kogok at the piano. Gregory Black will join the Sunday service this week.
Saturday services, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.
Friday evening prayer meetings are from 6-7, and weekly Bible study, led by Jack Frost, meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All events are open to anyone interested.
The four pillars of the Christian faith are sound doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. This week, guest speaker Gary Whitlatch will share from Acts 2:42, which reads, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayers.”
LWers are invited to attend the Saturday or Sunday service to hear Whitlatch share what these important activities meant to the believers of the new Christian church and what they mean to believers today.
Scripture of the Week
In Mark 6:34, Jesus is surrounded by people who recognized him as one who spoke words they were not accustomed to hearing. “When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.”
Out of an abundance of caution, First Christian Church asks anyone who feels ill in any capacity to not attend service. Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810.
Faith Christian Assembly
In addition to the Sunday morning and evening services, Faith Christian Assembly also holds a Wednesday morning Bible study each week. This is a great opportunity for diving deeper into the word of God.
When purchasing a new piece of equipment or electronic device, people can find the most accurate and comprehensive operating instructions in the user’s guide. It is written by the person who knows the equipment inside and out and is the best source for information because that is who designed and created it. Without the user’s guide, a person may be using his or her device incorrectly. As humans designed and made by the creator, believers have the ultimate user’s guide: the Bible. It can be used to provide wisdom to make a decision, give encouragement or help in a relationship issue. The word of God is rich in guidance in all these areas and more.
In Joshua 1:8, God is instructing Joshua with regards to the scriptures: “Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
The key to successful living is in digging into the Bible, written by and given graciously and lovingly by God.
Join Faith Christian Assembly Wednesdays at 11 a.m. as Pastor Sheri Leming leads the group into digging deeper while allowing God’s word to speak to people’s hearts and lives in order to encourage, help and guide them through life’s challenges.
Sunday morning service is at 10:30, and Sunday evening celebration is at 5:30.
To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
It’s not too late to participate in Community Church’s Missions Team drive-through food collection today, Jan. 27.
People are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the parking area in front of the church between 10 a.m.-noon. A Missions Team member will meet people at their vehicles to collect the donations.
As Community Church continues in the season of Ordinary Time, belivers are reminded that the way of God is not always the way people want the way of God to be. Many people want acts of power, but God offers belivers infants to care for and teaches the way of selfless giving.
Community Church looks forward to returning to in person worship as soon as the omicron variant subsides. Until then, people can join in worshipping God and learning about ways of practicing the experience of the Holy Spirit in the ordinary and seemingly simple things on Zoom and Facebook this Sunday, Jan. 30.
Community Church is on Facebook @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook can join the livestream via Zoom by calling the church office or emailing email@example.com.
Those who are in need without another way to address it may call the church office and leave a message at (562) 431-2503.
Beit HaLev will not conduct clubhouse services until further notice due to the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Beit HaLev livestream services can be viewed at Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom.
To join the Zoomagogue community, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.
Livestream services on Fridays are at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Services are followed by the Coffee Chavurah social on Zoom.
“Mishpatim” (rules) is the name of this Shabbat’s Torah reading. The Decalogue (Ten Statements) was given directly to the Israelites by HaShem last week; the laws given in this parashah are mediated though Moses to the people. The Third Triennial Cycle reading is from Exodus 23:20-24:18. In this reading, HaShem promises that the hostile tribes they encounter will be wiped out before them, they will encounter no illnesses, pregnant women will not miscarry, and food will not spoil. The covenant between God and the Israelites was solemnized when Moses, Aaron and several of the leaders ascended partway up Mt. Sinai and shared a solemn meal with HaShem. The reading ends with Moses ascending the mountain alone to receive the tablets.
All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available for sale when Beit HaLev resumes live, in-person services.
Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and doesn’t believe in labels. It considers all religions holy and valid.
To request a membership form for Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time on Jan. 30.
Pilgrim Virgin Program
Holy Family invites prayer groups, families and individuals to take its Fatima Pilgrim Statue home to pray for peace, world consecration and vocations for one-week durations as often as possible throughout the year. Signups and instructions are available in the office.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website for more information at www.holyfamilysb.com.
The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.
The morning meditation at LW Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 is on the Lord’s glory. Betrayed, denied, abused and confessing his divine identity in Luke 22, Jesus is a believer’s champion, friend, redeemer and the coming king.
The midweek Energizers group meets on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room1, for prayer, praise, world missionary focus and reflection on Psalm 6.
Call (562) 430-8598 for more information.
On Friday, Jan. 28, Congregation Sholom will conduct Zoom services with Rabbi Eric Dangott at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mike Mymon will lead the Saturday, Jan. 29, service at 9:30 a.m.
New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks by texting (714) 642-0122 or emailing email@example.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.
The walking group walks 6 feet apart while wearing masks every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Meet at the bus stop across from Clubhouse 3.
Lisa Brass is crocheting double-thick pot holders as a fundraiser for $18 a pair. Call (562) 794-9090 to order.
Congregation Sholom has silk-screened, reusable Congregation Sholom of Leisure World masks for sale at $5 each or four masks for $18, including shipping. All proceeds will go to the general fund. Email Murray Pollack at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 331-3949 to place an order.
Those who want to plant a tree in Israel for any occasion can contact Michele Vallens at (562) 230-7464 for more information.
Those who need to be added to the yahrzeit list should call Lisa Brass at (562) 794-9090 by Wednesday, Feb. 2, so she can inform the clergy.
Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should call Darlene Rose at (562) 347-8088 by Wednesday, so she can inform the clergy.
Those who want to join the congregation should let Howard Brass know at (562) 794-9090.
To receive Zoom invitations to all Congregation Sholom events, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
Assembly of God
Service/Gathering Times: Assembly of God meets Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing is held on the third Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
Sermon for this week: Popular psychology has coined the term “decision fatigue” to describe a person’s decreased ability to make good decisions after a prolonged session of decision-making. Perhaps that is why candy, chips, sodas and gossip magazines are located near the checkout stand. After making hundreds of decisions regarding brand, value, package size, ingredients, nutrition and calorie content for a cartful of groceries, a human’s capacity to make wise, informed choices is overwhelmed by the attractive, less-than-nourishing offerings at the checkout counter.
The ability to make wise decisions on a consistent basis can affect the course of one’s life. God has gifted humankind with intellect and the ability to choose. He has provided specific instruction on how to make wise choices.
Pastor Chuck Franco will offer the next message in the “How To” series, “How to Make Good Decisions,” based on Acts 27:9-14 at the Sunday morning service.
Bible Study: Session 3 in the series in 1 Peter, “Living Victoriously When Life is Hard,” will be presented Wednesday. Video teacher Kyle Idleman presents the teaching from a tall ship in Boston Harbor, and the discussion is led by Pastor Chuck.
Contact: More information about Assembly of God can be found on 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 at (562) 357-4360 or email@example.com. Carolyn van Aalst is available for prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.
Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on Facebook (Chuck Franco) and the Faithlife app under the group “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.
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Senior Peace Club
First meeting will be on Feb. 8
The Senior Peace Club’s first in-person meeting of the new year will take place on Feb. 8 in Clubhouse 3, Room 8, at 2 p.m. Steve Miller, who runs a volunteer outreach program to help Skid Row’s homeless, will be the featured speaker.
Miller has been doing mutual aid work at Skid Row for two years. What started out as a giveback effort one week has evolved into a twice-a-week event. He visits Skid Row to provide essentials to those in need. The community has come together to help with these efforts by providing food, drinks, clothing and more. Miller and his partner in the program, Heather Roberts, go every Thursday to Skid Row, bringing needed items; and on Sundays, his wife and daughter, plus about 10 other volunteers, join in for a bigger event. Miller says that listening to people’s stories, while providing them with essentials in life, is a reward that cannot be matched.
The most needed items for the Skid Row community are new or gently used blankets, pillows, jackets, belts and shoes (athletic durable shoes), as well as non-perishable food such as crackers, canned goods, tuna, chips and other snack items. The club encourages attendees to bring donations to the meeting.
Anyone who would like to donate but cannot attend the meeting can call (562) 357-9231 or (562) 896-4433 for more information.
All LW residents and their guests are welcome to attend the meeting. Masks will be required.
Bill Cruikshank from MOWLB will speak on Friday
Bill Cruikshank, executive director for Meals On Wheels of Long Beach(MOWLB) will speak at the Sunshine Club’s next Zoom meeting on Friday, Jan 28 at 10 a.m. via Zoom.
All residents are welcome to join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87427954280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode is 080651.
Those who would like to receive the Zoom link via email can text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, Jan. 27, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls).
MOWLB, founded in 1971, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization. MOWLB began serving Leisure World residents in 2013. Over the past eight years, the service has steadily grown. Every weekday, two freshly prepared meals–a hot dinner plus a complete lunch, dessert and a beverage–are delivered during a friendly visit and wellness check to over 120 Leisure World residents.
Deliveries are made by caring and trained community who provide a valuable social connection for homebound residents who are isolated and alone. The goal for MOWLB is to help all clients remain safe, socially connected and nourished at home for as long as possible.
The program is available to all LWers who have difficulty cooking or shopping for meals due to an illness, recent surgery or the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations from the Golden Age Foundation are directed to qualified low-income residents in Leisure World to cover the daily fee.
Cruikshank joined MOWLB in 2010 as operations director and has served as executive director since 2013.
He began his nonprofit career over 40 years ago, working in administration for chemical dependency treatment and job training programs for adults and youth.
Cruikshank moved to Long Beach in 1994 and started a residential recovery program for adult men and women dealing with chemical dependency and mental health issues. He co-founded the Long Beach Sober Living Association in 1997, an organization that continues to serve the transitional housing community today.
In addition to serving as the executive director of MOWLB, Cruikshank is aslo a member of the board of directors for the Disabled Resource Center in Long Beach and Meals on Wheels of California.
Cruikshank spends his free time coordinating volunteers and organizing groups to visit patients at several Long Beach-area nursing homes. He has also served in the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese-Office of Restorative Justice mentoring program.
He is a member of the 2013 class of Leadership Long Beach, Community Emergency Response Team Long Beach, and the California Conference on Equality and Justice Interfaith/Intercultural Breakfast Committee. He volunteers with Christian Outreach in Action, assisting the homeless and senior populations.
Cruikshank was the recipient of the Go Long Beach Award in 2014 for his community service work and the Gene Lentzner Human Relations Award in 2015.
For more information text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Aldo Flores (l), manager of Seal Beach Farmer’s Market, shares some healthy natural produce with Leisure World resident Ellen Brannigan.The market has many fresh products and is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m-1 p.m. at Seal Beach Village at the intersection of Seal Beach and Westminster Boulevards.
Centennials to be recognized with small gift at their door on April 20
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is calling upon all LW residents who have reached the age of 100 or will achieve that fantastic milestone in 2022 to sign up for a special day to honor them.
The GAF, along with GRF, wants to recognize LW’s long-lived residents who have been witness to world events since 1922.
Help is needed in identifying and contacting LW centenarians in time for the April 20 celebration. On that day, friendly GAF volunteers will visit them with a warm smile and a special gift.
To participate, people need to call no later than Feb. 11 so plans can be finalized. Contact GAF President Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339 or Lita Fernando at (562) 296-5885 for more information and to sign up.
American Legion Post
On Jan. 17, the American Legion Post and Auxiliary held a joint meeting to hear speakers from the Orange County Rescue Mission. The Orange County group manages 12 OC-area locations. The Tustin location also has a wing dedicated to veterans and their families who are homeless.
The outpost is always in need of clothes, linens, and some furniture. Monetary donations are also accepted.
The Post meets on the third Monday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 1:30 p.m. All veterans are welcome to attend.
The Auxiliary also meets on the third Monday. The women’s group meets in Clubhouse 3 Room 1.
For more information, call Cmdr. Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872 or President Jean Sudbeck at (562) 594-0209.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Concerned Shareholders meeting for Jan. 27 has been canceled. At this time, the club plans to hold a meeting in February.
Friendly Couples Club
Friendly Couples Club meets every second Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 5 p.m. The purpose of the club is to make new friends, share happy times and enjoy a delicious meal together.
Due to coronavirus restrictions, the club’s February meeting has been canceled. The club hopes to meet again on March 9. Corned beef and cabbage will be on the menu, and the group will play Bingo for “pots of gold.”
Those who would like to join the club can contact Jeanette Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 358-9185.
Norma Sakakibara (l), Ren Villanueva, Wenie Diancin, Rick Dixon, Maria Bogart and Lu Tolentino recently celebrated their birthdays with the Filipino Association of Leisure World. The club’s meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3. The next one will be held on Feb. 13 to celebrateValentine’s Day. Those who are interested in attending should contact President Eileen Merritt at (562) 489-1252 to RSVP. After the meeting, there will be other exciting activities including dancing, karaoke and delicious food.
by Brian Harmon
Republican Club President David Harlow stressed at a recent strategy meeting that education might be the best issue to emphasize for the upcoming election.
The group consisted of 19-20 of the top volunteers in the club, including its officers.
Harlow said, “The amazing Republican victories in Virginia seem to show that voters are most concerned about issues that affect their family. One such issue is the education that their children and grandchildren receive.”
Another member present said that the two ways that this issue most affects LW are the school choice petition and the upcoming Los Alamitos school board election.
The School Choice Initiative would allow parents to send their children to the school of their choice. This would be accomplished by providing $14,000 in assistance for each child the parents send to a secular private school, a religious school, certain charter schools or homeschool.
The debate about the school board election centers on the content of the new high school ethnic studies class.
The book being used as a text is “A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America,” by Ronald Takaki. Critics say the book presents a biased view of United States history
The GOP Club booth is up every Monday outside Clubhouse 6. The club will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Monday, Feb. 14, at the booth. Valentine goodies will be served while they last.
At the January club meeting, two aides to Congresswoman Michelle Steel reported on the past year’s legislative activity.
Also, representatives from the School Choice Initiative campaign outlined the advantages of school choice for parents and for the future of the United States.
Republican Club meetings are held every third Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
by Mary Larson
Leisure World voters are now in CA Senate District 36. This newly redrawn district encompasses all of coastal Orange County, including Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. It also goes inland to include cities like Fountain Valley, Westminster, Garden Grove, Cypress and Buena Park. Huntington Beach is the largest city in the district.
This reconfiguration means that beginning in January 2023 Democrat Tom Umberg will not be the Leisure World representative in the California Senate, even if he wins re-election. He will be running in the 2022 Primary in the newly configured California Senate District 34. Democrat Kim Carr has announced that she will run for election in the 36th District. She is expected to get wide support, including from members of the SBLW Democratic Club.
Carr was elected to the Huntington Beach City Council in 2018 and served as mayor in 2021. She is a third-generation Southern Californian. She has been active in local government for over a decade, including serving as a Public Works commissioner and member of the General Plan Advisory Board.
Carr has received praise for her response to the COVID-19 pandemic and innovative solutions to aid small businesses. She was a critical part of the response team that protected the wetlands and wildlife when an oil spill occurred off the coast of Huntington Beach. Carr also serves on the boards for a number of other government agencies as well as numerous local nonprofit organizations.
So far, the only candidate running against Carr in the 36th District race is Republican Janet Nguyen, the current representative in the Assembly. To date, the only known candidate to replace Nguyen in what will still be the 72nd Assembly District is Republican Diane Dixon, a Newport Beach Councilwoman.
LW Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter to receive more information about candidates in other races and other issues. Email email@example.com or call editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521. Those who are interested should include their full name, address, phone number and party affiliation.
The club’s hospitality and information booth, located outside Clubhouse 6, will be open next Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Democratic voters and potential supporters are invited to stop by. Visitors will find copies of the club’s current newsletter, voter registration forms and a warm welcome at the booth.
Korean American Classical Music Association
Korean American Classical Music Association’s program for the meeting today, Jan. 27, is Verdi’s Opera Aida. The meeting is from 9:30-11:30 a.m.in Clubhouse 2. Contact Grace Kim at (562) 431-3039 for more information.
Braille Support Group
In order for everybody to be safe, the Braille Support Group has been canceled until at least April.
Those who have questions should call (562) 596-1969.
The Social Club will meet this Friday, Jan. 28, at noon. The club is unable to serve food at this time. The cost is $2, and the club will serve coffee and tea. The club asks people to wear masks.
by Dave Silva
Until further notice the Leisure World Humanist Association will not hold public meetings, due to the rapid spread of the omicron virus. The speaker from Planned Parenthood, originally scheduled for the Feb. 6 meeting, could have only been facilitated over Zoom. The Humanist Association believes the abortion issue, as it concerns the rights of women in this country, would not be covered adequately by a Zoom meeting.
The American Humanist Association believes a woman’s right to choose should not be infringed upon by others. It also believes in freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion as stated in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Humanists don’t believe in the Establishment Clause simply because it is in the Constitution, but because it allows individual freedom, unfettered by the religious opinions of others.
Planned Parenthood will provide the Humanist Association with a speaker when it is safe to meet in person.
At the December meeting, artist and author Robert Richert gave a great Powerpoint presentation titled “Can People Predict the Future?”
The short answer is no. Astrology, palm reading and crystal balls are all ineffective and based on pseudo-science. Nostradamos and Jean Dixon only occasionally had a hit out of numerous misses. Most predictions of the future came from reasoned guesses, based on scientific trends and evidence.
People can create a better future by working together to improve the human condition, but the future is far too complicated to accurately predict.
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Susan Conklin 74
Elaine Marsh 76
Lorenzo Rivera 64
Kevin Brickman 63
David Ortega 63
Tywana Moore 62
Barbara Mantelli 63
Ruben Verdugo 70
Anna Volkman 66
Jacqueline Gillispe 59
Kathleen Boody 62
Danny Patterson 69
Fred Bisbey 78
Families assisted by
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000. 6/30
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new. Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License 699080 Serving LW since 1999. 4/28
LW DECOR INC.
40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 562-596-0559. 2/10
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License 779462. Call 562-863-7739,
562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 3/24
Want to beautify your GARDEN? ALC has installed many lovely gardens in LW. Call Estee 562-208-2540 1/27
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License 393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757. 3/31
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. 7/07
562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.
LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559. 2/10
Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257. 3/03
562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
License 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559. 2/10
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. 2/17
UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. 578194. 3/24
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 562-596-0559. 2/10
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (714) 955-2885.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859.
FREE PET PORTRAIT, Original Art By Noel
Free 4 “x 4” Custom Portrait of your Pet when you order our 8”x 8” Pet Portrait at a 50% Savings. Call Noel at 562-380-0949 or Visit
EMPLOYMENT / HELP WANTED
Leisure-World Resident needs dog-walker for Little “Lola”. Please call Lucy for details/562-431-7535.
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 3/24
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
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. 6/16
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License HYC0001. 6/02
Over 25+ years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 2/24
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 3/17
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006. 5/26
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 2/10
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 1/27
Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 3/24
WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License AB0001. 3/24
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License GRA0006. 2/10
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic HER0008. 3/17
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE
We make your home sparkle! 7-days call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.
Call 562-505-1613. 3/03
LeeGee Cleaning Services. Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning,Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. 7-Days Call/Text Lisa/714-916-7796. Seal Business License LEE0004. 2/17
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001 2/17
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident SB License FUH0001. 3/17
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 2/10
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/29/2022
2018 PRIDE 3-Wheel Scooter in Excellent Condition $1,300. Call 714-655-1544 for details.
EZ GO Golf Cart $2,500. If interested call for more information! 951-365-4868.
GOLF CART PADS
Need a GOLF CART PAD? Look no further! We have installed many cart pads in LW and handle everything from start to finish. Call Estee 562-208-2540 1/27
Golf Cart Tires
Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “Specialty Tires”. All Standard Sizes and MORE! 1-800-847-9593 2/03
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 2/10
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 3/24
Rides by Russ 714-655-1544. 1/27
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. 3/24
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan. 2/17
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618. 2/24
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Cemetery-plots at Westminster Memorial Park in Garden of Olive. Six-plots $10,000/each, seller will pay transfer-fee. Gary/951-490-1174. 2/03
Sun EZ-3 21-gear recumbent-trike, used, royal blue, great condition/$495. Includes many accessories: helmet, tire-pump, basket, owner’s manual, etc. Leave message/714-381-2401.
Ashley 7-Ft Couch, removable cushions, paid/$700, asking/$400, delivered. Queen-size Aerobed, never-used/$250. Golf clubs, Ram, full-set bag, covers, $400. Everything-like-new! Call/562-760-5668.
Two “1992” Commentrative Edition sheets of 40 Elvis Presley 29cent stamps in protective sleeves reminiscent of record album dust jacket. Uncirculated! Includes other Elvis Memorabilia. $75.00 Joanna/562-598-1849
Estate Sale – 1441 Golden Rain, Mutual 4, 88G. Thursday, January 27th and Friday, January 28th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Gorgeous country French furniture, large curios, queen beds, 4 poster bed, wing back chairs, wicker desk. TONS of NEW ladies clothing (XL/XXL), NEW shoes (7-1/2), exquisite costume jewelry, beautiful scarves, blankets and comforters. California pottery, glass, and plenty of “stuff”. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License EDS0001.
22-old Hit Parader Magazines dated 1949 – 1954. $220-for-all. Contact Pat 562-594-0166.
Exercise Bike with/bottle holder, wide cushion-seat, floor mat, $200/OBO. LIKE NEW! 562-446-0172
Emerson portable 8-track player with/20-tapes, plus storage case. Works! $45. Portable DVD player with/speakers, great for bedside, like-new/$25. Two-bookshelf speaker stands, wall-mounted, black, like-new/$40. Portable twin tub washing-machine, German quality, 26lbs capacity. Built-in drain pump, like-new/$85. Portable compact laundry dryer, Panda brand, 13lbs capacity, all electric, like-new/$125, originally $389. Sue/714-469-7519
Electric Hospital Bed, only 2-years old. For details call 909-576-7500.
Sofa with/Chaise 96x40x68. Light Gray, Like-New/3-Months Old. Paid over $1,000. Asking/$550. 562-296-5986.
Sole F60 Treadmill (Walk or Jog without leaving home)! Does not take up too much space & moves around easily. $300/OBO. John/562-596-8139
carports/Carport Lockers wanted
Carport Space ONLY, Mutual-14, Building-155, Any space# (1-through-18). Will pay $25.00/monthly. Anne/626-991-6529.
carports/carport lockers for rent
Space-41/Carport-9 off St. John Road. Get your car safely off the street. Low Rate. (408)-406-6315.