LWW Translate Ed. 03-17-22

March 17 2022

Search for executive director is underway

The search for a new executive director for the Golden Rain Foundation is aggressively moving forward. 

Last month, the GRF Board of Directors began meeting with an executive search team, which has now compiled a list of 15 serious candidates from an initial pool of 23 applicants. 

During the week of March 21-27, the managing partner and his recruiting team will coordinate the first round of extensive Zoom interviews to identify the most qualified candidates for the Board to consider. 

On March 29, the team will recommend and submit no more than eight finalists to the Board for review. 

 The process is expected to yield the top contenders for the challenging job of providing the Board of Directors with comprehensive guidance, overseeing day-to-day GRF operations, supervising the annual budget, and managing 170 employees in 15 departments among many other tasks. 

Between April 27-28, GRF Board members and GRF directors, who are the highest ranking department heads, will participate in interviewing finalists.

Updates will be provided as developments occur.

First WNV-positive mosquito found in OC

The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) has confirmed that mosquitoes collected in the city of Fullerton have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). This is the first mosquito sample to test positive in Orange County this year. 

The positive mosquitoes were collected at the cross streets of Pine Drive and Valencia Drive. 

West Nile virus is spread to people by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Currently, no human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in Orange County.

“Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus in March is an early indication that the virus is circulating in the community. Generally, we don’t see much WNV activity until temperatures begin to warm up in the late spring and early summer months” said Amber Semrow, Director of Scientific and Technical Services. “This is an early reminder that residents need to take an active role protecting themselves from mosquito bites.”

Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District will post WNV advisory signs alerting residents of high WNV activity in the affected area. The OCMVCD staff will continue to conduct surveillance, inspections and control measures for mosquitoes in the surrounding areas to prevent additional mosquito breeding.

“Residents need to do their part by eliminating standing water on their properties,” said Heather Hyland, OCMVCD Public Information Officer. “The best ways to protect yourself are using EPA- registered repellent to prevent bites and reducing stagnant water sources to reduce mosquito breeding.”

To learn more about West Nile virus go to https://www.ocvector.org/west-nile-virus

To prevent mosquito bites, take action and follow these tips:

• Dump and drain containers filled with water at least once a week

• Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly

• Dump water from potted plant saucers

For more information on how you can help reduce the risk of WNV in your community, visit www.ocvector.org.  

LWers stand with Ukraine

Several dozen Leisure World residents carried signs in support of Ukraine in a rally at the Main Gate globe on March 8. It was an outward expression of what many LWers have expressed on social media and in and around the community: We stand in support of the Ukrainian people.

On Feb. 24, Russia launched a devastating attack on the country, a European democracy of 44 million people, bombing its cities and  triggering a mass exodus of refugees. On March 10, Russian aircraft bombed a children’s hospital in Mariupol, wounding 17 children, women and doctors and killing three, including a young girl. 

As of March 14, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was in negotiations with Russia and is waiting for a meeting with its president, Vladimir Putin, despite repeated escalated attacks by Russia in Ukraine.

During a nightly address to his nation, Zelenskyy said Sunday that his delegation has a “clear task” to do everything to ensure a meeting between the two presidents, according to the Associated Press.

As Russia targets more cities for air strikes and shelling, the United Nations said more than 2.8 million people have now fled Ukraine. More than 1.5 million refugees crossed into Poland, but about 40 percent of them are thought to have subsequently left for other countries.

With Leisure World residents still reeling from pandemic-related repercussions, the war has spurred many to action. 

“It’s breaking my heart,” said Thuy Do, a Vietnam refugee who lives in Mutual 14. She is an artist who channeled her talent to create a fused glass tribute to the people of Ukraine. 

Her yellow-and-blue plate features a dove in the center, expressing her deepest wish for the people of Ukraine, “that they may have truly long-lasting peace. She was moved to create the plate by a photo showing a group of boys huddled together, each holding a rosary to pray, and each with an expression of fear on his face.

“It (caused) me to realize what was happening in the Ukraine, and it deeply saddened me,” she said. “Children deserve to live in happiness and love. Those poor little boys are enduring so much fear and anxiety caused by the war.”

During her youth, she experienced the devastation of living in a war-torn country. “Constant fear is a part of such violence, and I still bear the emotional wounds that it caused,” she said.

Whether it is through art or protests, LWers are showing their support of the Ukrainians. There are many ways to help, with numerous nonprofits stepping up to provide medical supplies, food, cash assistance and other essentials for those fighting in Ukraine and those fleeing to neighboring countries. 

Here is a list of nonprofits  working around the world to support Ukraine, according to NonProfit Pro, a newsletter for thought leaders and innovators in the nonprofit world. Some of these websites provide continual updates on the war’s impacts and other compelling information that goes deeper than the day’s headlines. They also provide links for donations and other support.

• CARE: https://www.care.org

CARE is raising money via its Ukraine Crisis Fund to reach 4 million Ukrainians— prioritizing women and girls, families, and the elderly—with immediate aid, including food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance. Its teaming up with People in Need to coordinate efforts. The first trucks with supplies of food, hygiene items, diapers, sleeping bags and mats departed March 1.

“The population in eastern Ukraine has been suffering from the conflict for almost eight years now,” Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro, CARE’s International Secretary General, said in a statement. “Every day is a fight for survival. Besides fear of attacks and violence, millions of people have no access to essential resources and services. The COVID-19 pandemic further exacerbates the situation.”

• Direct Relief: https://www.directrelief.org

Over the past six months, Direct Relief has supplied $26 million in aid to Ukraine. Since the conflict began, Direct Relief has worked directly with the country’s Ministry of Health to provide 360 emergency medical backpacks for first responders and $500,000 in medical support to Ukraine and surrounding countries that are receiving refugees.

“Right now, the types of items being urgently requested indicate they are dealing with severe, acute injuries,” Alycia Clark, Direct Relief’s director of pharmacy and clinical affairs, said in a statement. “The medications and supplies are typically utilized in a critical care setting.”

• International Committee of the Red Cross: https://www.icrc.org

Ukraine is among the top 10 largest operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross, with more than 600 staffers working with the Ukrainian Red Cross. The nonprofit provides refugees emergency assistance, such as food, water and other essential items, and healthcare facilities with medical equipment and emergency preparedness. In addition, it repairs water stations, supports households to rehabilitate their damaged homes and reconnects families separated by the conflict.

On its website, it details current challenges:

“Given the hostilities, we are not able to move needed supplies because of blocked roads and insecurity. This is an extremely dangerous time for families caught in the fighting, and a dangerous time for aid organizations, too. As soon as we do move aid in, the top priorities will be medical supplies and shelter material (tarpaulin, blankets).”

• International Rescue Committee: https://www.rescue.org

With a history of responding to humanitarian crises, the International Rescue Committee is on the ground in Ukraine and Poland supporting those fleeing the war. It has teamed up with the Disasters Emergency Committee and launched an emergency response for Ukraine. Uber also announced it is matching donations through its app for the International Rescue Committee, up to $1 million.

• Doctors Without Borders: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org

In Mariupol, Ukraine, teams from Médecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) have distributed medical kits and provided telemedicine trauma care training for 30 surgeons from eastern Ukraine. The group is shipping truckloads of surgical kits, trauma kits, chronic disease medications and mass casualty supplies from Brussels.

Many hospitals have limited staff and supplies, and those shortages have been exacerbated  due to an influx of wounded patients. 

Therefore, Médecins Sans Frontieres is rushing new shipments of emergency medical supplies—including its few remaining medical stocks for emergency surgery and trauma care—for facilities in areas where there is active fighting. Additionally, the organization will send more experienced medical staff and provide trauma care training to staff in the country via telemedicine. 

The nonprofit will continue to assess the country’s needs and the feasibility to reach additional cities, such as Odessa, Mykolaiv or Kherson. 

The nonprofit also has teams in Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russia and Belarus to assess medical humanitarian needs for those crossing the border. 

It is currently ramping up efforts in Poland, where it donated items to a reception shelter and assisted refugees suffering from exhaustion, dehydration or hypothermia after their long journeys to cross the border.

• Project HOPE: https://www.projecthope.org

Project HOPE has tapped into its social followings to raise more than $237,000 from hundreds of social media fund raisers on platforms such as Twitter and Discord. The nonprofit began tackling health challenges in Ukraine in 2002 and reports that pharmacies and stores in Kyiv are empty, and hospitals and health facilities have serious shortages of medical supplies. The organization has been sourcing and shipping essential medicines and medical supplies, including hygiene kits, interagency emergency health kits and insulin.

Its teams on the ground are assessing medical facilities in and near Dnepro, Ukraine, as well as determining the needs at the border and readying pharmaceuticals, medicines and medical supplies in Krakow, Poland; Bucharest, Romania; and Chisinau, Moldova. 

Tom Cotter, Project HOPE’s director of emergency response, reports from the Romanian border that Ukrainian refugees are pouring into the country via ferry and vehicle as well as on foot. 

• Save the Children: https://www.savethechildren.org

Save the Children estimates at least 400,000 children are fleeing Ukraine with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and at risk of hunger, illness, trafficking and abuse. 

The organization’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will provide lifesaving assistance to children and families, like a woman who stayed at a temporary camp with her 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son before moving to a reception center where Save the Children runs child-friendly spaces. 

She told the organization she fled Ukraine with her children in hopes of reaching the Czech Republic, where her friends live.

“On the way, we saw planes overhead, and the roads were very busy,” she told the nonprofit. 

“We saw rockets being fired and destroying buildings. Sirens were constantly blaring. My husband stayed behind. He drove us to the border before going back. We could only bring a few clothes and some medicines.”

• UNICEF: https://www.unicefusa.org

UNICEF is helping children in Ukraine, as well as surrounding countries. Services include health care, psychosocial support, protection, education, water and sanitation, as well as the establishment of 26 “Blue Dot” safe spaces along transit routes that can each provide services to 3,000-5,000 people per day. The nonprofit estimates the majority of refugees from Ukraine are children.

Sophia, 19, fled her home in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, with her sister, Tania, and her niece —Tania’s daughter—Mia, 2. They crossed the border into Romania on Feb. 27 and were headed to Spain to stay with an uncle until it’s safe to return.

“It was a decision [to leave] taken in just a few moments because the situation in Ukraine is very hard, and you don’t know what will be in the next minute. Nobody feels safe now in Ukraine,” the 19-year-old told the nonprofit.

• USA for the UN Refugee Agency: https://www.unrefugees.org

The USA for the UN Refugee Agency predicts 4 million people will be forced to leave the Ukraine if the conflict continues. The organization is distributing emergency supply kits with necessary items, such as thermal blankets and water cans, and setting up transit centers in neighboring countries to assess the needs of refugees.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced a matching gift for the organization on Feb. 26. “Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively for pledging $1 million in support of families from Ukraine who have been forced to flee for their lives,” Anne-Marie Grey, executive director and CEO of the USA for the UN Refugee Agency, said in a statement. “In less than 48 hours, their compassion inspired thousands of Americans to donate and show newly displaced families that they are not alone.”

• World Central Kitchen: https://wck.org

World Central Kitchen has been serving hot meals to refugees at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland since Feb. 24. It has since increased its efforts by adding services at eight accommodation centers in multiple countries, including Poland, Romania and Moldova. Meals include a traditional Polish soup called ?urek that is made with white sausage, smoked meat and sour fermented rye flour. The organization has served tens of thousands of meals in coordination with 26 restaurants in Poland. Additionally, the nonprofit partnered with Ukrainian restaurants to serve hot meals to those in need in foure Ukrainian cities, including Kharkiv, Kherson, Kyiv and Lviv. Despite active fighting, World Central Kitchen continues to serve there. 

—from staff reports

On-Site Home Sales gives back nearly $700,000 to LW

On-Site Home Sales, under the ownership of The Januszka Group, Inc., led by broker Dawn Januszka, reports that GRF’s only official real estate agency returned $698,470.68 to the GRF last year. 

The annual give-back helps offset monthly assessment fees for every LW resident.

“This is a fantastic amount considering our inventory is so low,” said Januszka, who helms the friendly team of trained professional agents who work exclusively in Leisure World. 

In 2021, On-Site Home Sales had 143 escrows go through its office and closed $58,450,993 in gross sales.

And there’s not a lot of inventory in Leisure World. As of March 14, only 22 units-—out of 6,808—were available.

It was a good year, but it could have been better, said Januszka.  “In 2004, our office gave back $905,724 at a time when prices were up as they are now. But that year, many more residents used our office for their real estate needs. 

With the increase of online services, a lot of our business has gone to outside area agents who are not familiar with Leisure World or how to conduct a listing,” she said.

Leisure World is comprised of 15 stock cooperatives (Mutuals 1-12 and 14-16; there is no Mutual 13) and one condominium association (Mutual 17). For people moving into Mutuals 1-16, they own a share of stock that allows them to live and make improvements to the unit only if approved by the Mutual. Mutual 17 residents own their condos.

Leisure World is a unique hybrid in the world of real estate. On-Site Home Sales has a 45-year history in buying and selling here. 

“We only conduct real estate transactions in Leisure World and we are specialists in buying and selling in this wonderfully unique community,” said  Januszka. “It is not your typical real estate transaction. There is so much to know with 16 different Mutual Corporations each having their own requirements. 

“Let’s face it, when you purchase a property outside with cash, there is no need to financially qualify or attend an orientation.” And that’s just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

There are rules for every facet of the process—Notice of Intent to Withdraw, pre-listing inspections, lock box, showing property (open houses are not permitted), escrow, buyer qualifications, cash-only sales (mortgages are only permitted in Mutual 17) and financial qualification. Eligibility requirements vary from Mutual to Mutual, and the Stock Transfer Office verifys every application.

On-Site Home Sales agents are fully versed in the complexities of listing units in all the different Mutuals. Agents pre-screen buyers to make sure they  will qualify for the properties they are interested in and help clients navigate purchase and sale procedures. 

“One of our agents recently wrote an offer on a listing only to find out there was no attorney approval done, no notice given to the Mutual, no pre-listing inspection,” said Januszka. “In other words, everyone loses, both the seller and the buyer have lost time.”

On-Site Home Sales takes pride in matching the right people with the right properties. As every resident knows, each Mutual is a little different. Some allow patios; some curtail building at the garden line. Some are easier to qualify for. Some Mutuals won’t let you have a red door, only white, wood or a Mutual-approved neutral. Some Mutuals won’t allow units to stay vacant, mandating re-inspections until they are sold.

Knowing this kind of information upfront helps buyers comfortably settle into new homes without the conflict of unmet expectation.

On-Site Home Sales even offers an in-house escrow company to ensure that the entire transaction runs smoothly with open lines of communication between agents and the escrow officer. 

Januszka took over On-Site Home Sales in 2020, just 10 weeks before the global pandemic struck. It was a challenging year, with her burning the midnight oil many a night. She dealt with staff shortages, a two-month office shutdown and rapidly changing market conditions. That year On-Site Home Sales sold 176 units, the most since 2017, and this in a year that flattened many businesses. And it brought $554,841 in revenues to GRF. 

The GRF is grateful for the annual give-back revenues and the decades of service, especially under the new leadership.

“On behalf of the GRF Board, we want to thank On-Site Home Sales for a fantastic year,” said GRF President Susan Hopewell. “Dawn and her team have exceeded our expectations under challenging conditions.”

 Today, Januszka and her agents continue to offer virtual home tours and Zoom meetings, but also in-person help so serious buyers can get a first-hand look at available property.  

It just goes to show that when the world feels upside down, people are attracted to this friendly refuge called Leisure World.

“Sales spike during unrest because people know it’s safe here,” said Januszka. “We see an increase during those times. People want to live in a place where they know their neighbors, packages are left undisturbed on patios, and Security is always on patrol. 

“And finding that perfect place for a newcomer is what we love to do.”

Calling All CERT Volunteers

The Leisure World CERT Club invites all CERT volunteers to attend the first post pandemic meeting  Friday, March 25,  from 10 a.m.-noon. in Building 5, Conference Room B.

After two years of inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LW CERT Club President Phil Mandville has decided that it is time to resume meetings to discuss emergency preparedness and sharpen CERT members’ skills. 

“Disasters don’t wait and neither should we,” he said. 

The meeting will cover the progress of the Boots on the Ground community emergency plan as well as participating clubs’ responsibilities.

This meeting will be offered both in-person and via Zoom. Registered participants with email addresses will receive the Zoom link 2-3 days before the meeting.    

Note: In-person guests are required to wear a face mask.  

OCFA training in LW

A training exercise with the Orange County Fire Authority will be held Saturday, March 19, from 2-6 p.m. Multiple engines will be deployed at the east end of St. John Road in Mutual 15. The exercise will involve laying hose, among other drills. There should be minimal noise. LW Security will provide traffic control.

Run Seal Beach Street Closures

On Saturday, March 19, the 48th annual Run Seal Beach 5K/10K will be held in the Old Town and surrounding areas of Seal Beach. As a result of this event and the large number of participants expected to run, the following streets will be closed to ensure runner safety:

• Marina Bridge (to/from Long Beach to Seal Beach), 4-9:30 a.m.

• 1st Street from Welcome Lane to Marina Drive, 4-8:15a.m.

• 1st Street from Marina Drive to Ocean Avenue, 7-9:30 a.m.

• Ocean Avenue from 1st Street to 7th Street, 7:15-10 a.m.

• Ocean Avenue from 7th Street to Electric at Landing, 7-10 a.m.

• Seal Beach Boulevard from Electric Avenue to Pacific Coast Highway, 7:15-9 a.m.

• Seal Beach Boulevard from Pacific Coast Highway to Westminster Avenue will have one southbound lane closed, but it will be open to through traffic in other lanes.

• Westminster Avenue from Road B to San Gabriel River Trail Input will have one eastbound lane of traffic closed, but it will be open to through traffic in other lanes.

• Intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Seal Beach Boulevard will be closed from 8:05-8:30 a.m.

There will be no parking on the streets listed above. Vehicles along the race course may not be moved from closed streets during the race hours of 7:30-10 a.m.

All times are approximate and roadway openings may be delayed. For more information, visit www.runsealbeach.com.

SB Crime Report

A 29-year-old man was arrested after allegedly leading officers on a short pursuit while driving a stolen car on March 12 at about 12:11 p.m. When a Seal Beach police motorcycle officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, the driver led officers on a brief pursuit through the Old Town neighborhood of Seal Beach.

The vehicle eventually came to a stop on 12th Street between Electric Avenue and Landing Avenue. 

The driver quickly exited the vehicle and began to act in an erratic manner, refusing to follow the orders of the police officers. Officers on scene used a Taser to take the suspect into custody without further incident. The driver was identified as Richard Ortiz of Represa, California. 

Once the scene was secure, officers discovered the vehicle that Ortiz was driving had been stolen earlier that morning in Los Angeles.

Ortiz was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, failure to yield for an emergency vehicle and other California Vehicle Code violations. He was later booked at the Orange County Jail. 

The stolen vehicle was returned to the registered owner.

Utility Scam Report

Scammers continue to target utility customers, posing as “collection” employees. They threaten to disconnect electricity service unless a payment is made immediately using a pre-paid cash card. This is a scam. 

LW residents have recently reported in social media receiving calls from people posing as Southern California Edison (SCE) employees. Customers are falling for it big time. In 2021, SoCalEdison says customers have lost nearly $600,000, according to an NBC Los Angeles news report. The company says that scammers get even more aggressive in November and December, when they hope to catch you off-guard. SCE doesn’t accept pre-paid cash cards. Calls demanding money using pre-paid cash cards are a scam, and people are advised to just hang up. 

What to Do if a Scammer Contacts You

• SCE employees always have SCE Photo ID badges and wear company uniforms. Employee vehicles have SCE logos on them.

 • SCE will never call to demand immediate payment with the threat of service disconnection. 

• SCE employees will never ask for cash in person.

• SCE never conducts credit transactions on weekends or holidays.

What to Do if a Scammer Contacts You

• Never reveal personal information to anyone, including SCE account information, credit card, ATM or calling card number.

• Never use the call-back number provided by an unknown caller to verify billing information.

• Ask for the caller’s name, department and business phone number. Residents who have received suspicious calls or who have questions about their bill should contact SCE at 1-800-655-4555. 

Grab n Go for Next Week

The Cousins Maine Lobster Truck will be in Leisure World on Wednesday, March 23, only from 4-7 p.m. See the menu at https://www.cousinsmainelobster.com/locations/details/orange-county-ca/. Cards and cash are accepted.

All trucks are located in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. The rest of the schedule is as follows”

•Each Thursday, 3:30-7 p.m. 

Domino’s Pizza – Call ahead for special orders, wings and salads; (562) 493-2212; cash/cards.

•Each Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.

Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers, and fries, no preorders; cash and cards accepted.

The schedule is subject to change. Check LW Live for updates

Social distancing and and masks required.

For more information or to give feedback, call (562) 431-6586 ext. 398. On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. on with regular service availabe before 4:30 p.m.  Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, for more information.

Sign up for LW Live at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.

Extra SBPD patrolling today

This St. Patrick’s Day, the Seal Beach Police Department will be on alert for suspected impaired drivers and reminds the community to celebrate the holiday responsibly.

Additional officers will be on patrol in cars and on foot today, March 17, looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

“Have a game plan before you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day,” Seal Beach Police Chief Philip L. Gonshak said. “Designate a sober driver or make other plans to get home safely.”

During the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, nearly half of all traffic deaths throughout the country involved a drunk driver.

The Seal Beach Police Departments wants to warn the community that alcohol is not the only substance that can cause impairment. Cannabis, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal drugs can all lead to a DUI. 

Report any suspected drunk driver by calling 911.

As St. Patrick’s Day celebrations typically bring large crowds to the Main Street pubs and restaurants, there will also be additional police officers on foot patrol to conduct DUI enforcement.

In an effort to reduce the occurrence of drunk driving, increase public safety, pedestrian safety and facilitate a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day, an active pick-up and drop-off zone has been designated for the Main Street and Old Town area. 

The zone will be a dedicated area for rideshare vehicles and designated drivers to safely pick up and drop off riders.

The active zone will be in the 900 block of Ocean Avenue, between Main and 10th streets along the south curb (next to Eisenhower Park). 

The zone will be active today, March 17, from noon until 2:30 a.m. 

The Seal Beach Police Department has partnered with rideshare companies Uber and Lyft, and rideshare services on Main Street will be directed to the zone on St. Patrick’s Day. 

The goal of the Seal Beach Police Department is to provide a safe and enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

For more information, contact the Seal Beach Police Department at (562) 799-4100 and follow the SPBD on social media @sealbeachpolice.

CAP food distribution is today

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be today, March 17.

Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including  canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.  

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. 

For more information, contact Robann Arshat in GRF Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or robertaa@lwsb.com. 

34th annual Classic Car Show is April 30

The 34th Annual Classic Car Show comes to Main Street on April 30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Seal Beach.  Last year’s Classic Car Show was postponed to October due to COVID restrictions. This year, the popular event is scheduled for the last Saturday in April in keeping with a time-honored Seal Beach tradition. Car show spectators will once again be able to sit among the classic cars in restaurant parklets while enjoying a meal, beverages or a favorite treat. 

This year’s car show will showcase more than 530 classic cars, hot rods, custom cars, antiques and local public officials. The event is free and open to the public, with ample free parking at the Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, and a double-decker shuttle service bringing visitors to and from the car show. Guests can park for free at the Naval Weapons Station’s Liberty Gate on Seal Beach Boulevard, between Electric Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Parking will be available from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Festivities include live music throughout the day from four bands—Down the Hatch, The Bierman Brothers Band, Flying Squad and OC Ragdoll Band—playing on two stages. 

A pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch will be provided by the Seal Beach Lion’s Club at the foot of the pier.

The car show is an official event of the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seal Beach. For more information, visit www.SealBeachChamber.Org. 

Honoring LW Centenarians—Happy Birthday Mary Greytak

This is one story in an occasional series profiling some of LW’s most long-lived residents, those who have reached the enviable age of 100 years or more. The series is running in connection with the Golden Age Foundation centenarian event on April 20, which will celebrate these milestones. In most cases, a family member or friend has written the stories.

by Dee Harmon

special to the LW Weekly

Mary Francis Duitz was born April 28, 1922, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, one of four girls born to Leo and Mary Duitz.

The highlights of Mary’s childhood were having sisters, being able to attend school before she met the legal age requirement and experiencing a horrendous flood that relocated them to a two-bedroom apartment. She lived there with her grandma, and an aunt and uncle for a month.

Mary was active in the USO in Indiana. She danced, played ping-pong, chatted and wrote letters to several of the servicemen who frequented the USO as a place to relax.  It was there she met a young serviceman who became her husband six months later. 

The day after her marriage to Claude Cox, they moved from Indiana to sunny California. It was here her new roots began to grow. They started a family of their own with the birth of their son Wayne. Three-and-a-half years later, they were blessed with another child, but this time a girl, Dee Mary. 

The family spent happy times playing ping-pong, picnicking and camping, mostly at state beaches with a host of family and friends.

After a 50-year career with State Farm and the death of her first husband, Mary lived with her daughter Dee and son-in-law Brian in Orange. She had 16 happy years there spending time with her granddaughter Kelly.

“By 1999 many of my friends had died, and I was feeling stagnant and lost,” Mary said. About that time, a high school friend had Mary over for lunch in her Leisure World home and two weeks later Mary took out her checkbook.  

“Moving to Leisure World was wonderful. I never looked back,” Mary said.

She bought into Mutual 9 and met the Doderos, who immediately introduced her to the Cribbage Club. “I felt so welcome,” Mary said. 

She played cribbage every week. It so happened that a nice man named Roger Wieber shared Mary and Tony’s table.  Roger was elected president of the club and Mary, the secretary. The two worked closely together, got to know each other and boom! 

They were married in a matter of months. They shared club life, and it was good. When asked about wedding gifts, the only thing they could think of was a new blender. Mary’s family, being the jokesters they are, had all family members buy identical blenders. While opening each new present hubby Roger laughed so hard, he cried.

“He was friendly, personable, romantic. There were flowers on the table, good food at meals, everything was a big treat,” Mary remembered. The marriage lasted 18 months, and then Roger, who was wheelchair-bound after losing his legs to infection, died of cancer in 2002.

In January, Mary returned to the club, crying into her cards but supported by her compassionate club pals, who urged her to keep coming. She did, and it helped. 

She quickly ended up as club secretary again, when the former one became ill. Tasked with nominating officers for 2003-2004 terms, she finally asked Gary Greytak to be president. He had joined earlier and said yes. “I nearly fell over,” Mary remembered. “I said I would help him as secretary.”

They worked together for the Cribbage Club, which really must be the friendliest club on earth, because a few months later, Gary asked Mary out to dinner. She wasn’t sure, but finally agreed. Gary, a civil engineer in his working life, asked her to marry him soon thereafter. 

She said yes, and the couple was married in November 2004 at Holy Family Church. It was a match made in heaven marked by great love and affection. Once again Mary’s family was at a loss for wedding gifts. Being the jokesters they still were, they stuffed 300 balloons with a dollar in each and filled the couple’s bathroom from top to bottom with balloons.  

“Gary’s delight at popping 300 balloons was quite a sight!” Mary said. “He too laughed until he cried.”  

“Married nearly 15 years, we never felt the honeymoon was over,” said Mary with a big smile. Gary liked to say, “We are two peas in a pod.” 

“He was a great husband, it was a great marriage,” said Mary. “We never let things get us down.” 

Gary would say, “She’s got George, and I’ve got Jezebel,” referring to her walker and his oxygen tank. Making light of the hard things was their way of carrying the burden. 

Mary served 14 years as secretary of the club, and Gary was president for 10. Her biggest accomplishment was compiling the photos, minutes, and whatnots for the 50-year history of the club and filing it with the LW Historical Society. 

During Gary’s tenure as president, players were awarded stars on their ID badges for perfect games. It was a big morale booster. With the other officers, he organized the play so that waiting between games was minimized.

“We keep upbeat and we try to keep everyone upbeat,” she said. 

She pulled out a quote from a Cribbage Club president file, circa 1967. It said, “We are a club of senior citizens, who do not in all cases hear as well as we formerly did. Nor do we play quite as fast, and the fact is that our members are so very considerate and kind in helping all players have an enjoyable game of cards.”

Mary has often heard of others who think this sentiment applies as much today as it did nearly 50 years ago.

“Giving to others makes life worthwhile,” said Mary. “I’ve never been happier than in my last years.” 

Unfortunately, Gary lost his battle with cancer and passed away in July 2019. Devasted once again with such a great loss Mary somehow knew she would carry on.  

Today, Mary spends her days in Mutual 6 reading, listening to the radio or TV, and talking with friends. 

Her Cribbage Club days may be in the past, but she has a great group of friends who come to her house once a week to enjoy a challenging game. 

Mary says it been a great life.  “I can’t believe I am almost 100 years old,” she said.  

Mary has served as area director for Mutual 8, participated in many card clubs, and volunteered with many service organizations during her 23 years in Leisure World. She has seen and experienced many things.  She has been to all 50 states, taken a voyage on a real submarine, flown in a hot air balloon and been to many countries overseas.  

She has a great family including a daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, three granddaughters, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. 

Happy 100th birthday to Mary Greytak on April 28.

Remember When

• March 17, 1977-—The News Takes on a New Look

The News had a new look, with a six-column format rather than the standard five columns. 

The News changed back to a five-column format about a year later.

• March 18, 1989—Hometown Politician

George Brown of Mutual 14 announced that he was running for office. He won that assemblyman spot in the California Senior Legislature. 

The Senior Legislature was a group of 120 elder representatives that met annually in mock session to create bills, which were handed over to elected state lawmakers.

• March 19,1970-—New Traffic Light

The newspaper picture on Page One showed officials “checking out” the controls for the new traffic light at the corner of St. Andrews Drive and Seal Beach Boulevard. Increased traffic made the light necessary. 

• March 20, 1969—New Sidewalk Poured

The newspaper picture shows workers pouring concrete for a sidewalk along Seal Beach Boulevard from the Main Gate to Beverly Manor (now North Gate Road). Prior to that time, there were no sidewalks along Seal Beach Boulevard, which in 1969 was called Bay Boulevard. 

• March 21,1968—Cable TV Comes to LW

“FHA Approves Cable Television Service” was the headline. The story explained that the installation of a cable network for Leisure World had been approved with the Federal Housing Authority. The cable service was installed underground and available to all residents on a voluntary basis.

• March 21, 1976— LW First

Members of the Leisure World Bike and Trike Club took part  in the Bike and Trike Rodeo in the parking lot of Clubhouse 4. The event was planned by the Automobile Club of Southern California and tested cyclists’ skills in maneuverability.

• March 22, 1989—New Signs at Main Gate

The picture showed new signs at the Main Gate. 

The signs, which are still there today, established one lane for residents and guests with passes and one lane for residents and guests without passes. 

• March 22,1990-—Art League Anniversary

The Art League celebrated its 27th anniversary with a “party night.” The League’s books of minutes, pictures and press clippings were on display. 

This year the Art League is celebrating its 37th anniversary. Congratulations!

Call for Candidates

Mutual and GRF Election Cycle Begins

Since 1962, Leisure World, Seal Beach, has operated with a united community spirit. There is no one more interested in their home, Mutual and community than LWers and their fellow shareholders. Only they can truly understand the value of the LW life and lifestyle and have the motivation to see their Mutual, as well as the entire community, prosper.

Being part of a Mutual or GRF Board places shareholders in the middle of the decision-making process, with their voice and opinions heard as they represent their fellow shareholders for a collective benefit.

Pride in community, patience and motivation to help others are very important qualities for running for a seat on their Mutual or GRF Board. It is the strength of the vast and varied experience each director has, as well as the collective strength of the Board, that builds community and protects LW’s lifestyle and homes. The skills and knowledge a person has compiled through the years will be put to good use; everyone has the ability to do and be the change for the benefit of all.  

The duly elected Mutual and GRF Boards set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation and Trust property and all of its amenities. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—that is, their fellow shareholders. Board directors find solutions to existing problems, large and small. It’s not an easy job; it takes time, effort and a willingness to donate a portion of everyday life to the community.

As a community of more than 9,000 highly qualified shareholders, there is so much expertise to offer. New ideas and perspectives are always needed, which means volunteers are needed. Everyone should consider becoming a candidate for a position on their Mutual or GRF Board of Directors.

The schedule (see table below) indicates the Mutuals’ and GRF elections schedule. Deadlines to apply for candidacy vary. Anyone interested in or who has questions relating to becoming a candidate for his or her Mutual or GRF Board of Directors should contact the Stock Transfer Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346.

GRF BOD Monthly Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, March 22, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The live-streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.

1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2) Roll Call

3) President’s Announcements

4) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update 

5) Shareholder/Member Comments 

6) Consent Calendar

a) Committee/Board meetings for the Month of February 

i) Minutes of the Physical Property Committee Meeting, Feb. 2

ii) Minutes of the GRF Administration Committee Meeting, Feb. 3

iii) Minutes of the Communication/IT Committee Meeting, Feb. 10

b) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Feb. 22

c) GRF Board Report, dated March 22

d) GRF Board Report, dated Feb. 22

e) Acceptance of the Interim Financial Statements for the Month of February

f) Approval of the Reserve Funding Investment Purchase

7) Ad Hoc Reports

a) Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

b) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

c) Website Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

d) Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee—Discussion

8) New Business

a) General

i) Change of Date – 5 percent Increase Economic Adjustment 

ii) Face Mask Requirement at Trust Property and Meetings

iii) Operating Funding Request—Spam Filter Licensing

iv) Reserve Funding Request—Emergency Service—Sewer Line Repair, El Dorado Road

b) Finance Committee

i) Acceptance of the Final Draft of 2021 Audited Financial Statements

ii) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees

c) GRF Administration Committee

i) Amend 50-2182, Member/Owner Renter/Lessee-Rules

ii) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 30-5093-1, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct

iii) Amend 30-5024-1, Committee Structure

d) Physical Property Committee

i) Reserve/Capital Funding Request—Woodshop Improvement in Clubhouse 1

ii) Capital Funding Request—Electrical Engineer—Clubhouse 1

iii) Capital Funding Request—Clubhouse 6 Door Openers

iv) Amend Policy 30-5041-5, Real Trust Property Acreage 

e) Recreation Committee

i) Reserve Funding—Aquatic Center Furniture

ii) Approval—Golf Ball Removal—Turtle Lake at GRF Golf Course

iii) Reserve Funding Request—Clubhouse 3 Ice Machine Replacement

iv) Approval—Amphitheater Sound and Lighting Contract 

v) TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-2504-2, The Library Fees

vi) Amend 70-1468-1, Swimming Pool Rules

vii) FINAL VOTE: Adopt 70-5563-1, Needle Art Studio

viii) Amend 70-1429.01-1, Golf Course Regulations 

f) Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

i) Approval—Reinstatement of Parking Tickets

ii) Reserve Funding Request—GRF Vehicles—Minibuses Purchase

iii) Capital Funding Request—LED Lighted Stop Signs

iv) Amend 80-1937-1, Parking Rules 

9) Board Member Comments

10) Next Meeting

 April 26, Clubhouse 4/Virtual

11) Adjournment

News 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.

LW Baptist

LW Baptist will hold its worship service on Sunday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. The sermon will focus on the supreme authority of Jesus Christ. In Acts 4, the apostles experience a contest of authorities. Whose authority will stand: Caesar’s or Christ’s? man’s or God’s? Will Durant’s famous history shows the answer. Caesar is ancient history; Christ and his church are alive today. 

The men’s fellowship explores what happens to a society that takes its eyes off the Lord on Monday, March 21. The Energizers group will meet Wednesday, March 23, and continue its study of the Psalms, looking at Psalm 11, where oppressed believers learn to trust their rescue and unbelievers’ judgment to God. 

For more information, call (562) 430-8598.

Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on March 28 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m.  The group will discuss chapters 8 and 9 in the book “Loving God with All Your Heart.”  

All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton at (562) 594-8100.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. The 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, with Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Masks are now optional for all meetings. 

Members who are unable to attend Sacrament service in person may request a link to watch the services from bishop Jonathan Brimley at (562) 716-8309). 

The course of study this year is Exodus, Chapters 1-6 from the Old Testament from March 21-27, the study  will be in Exodus, Chapters 1-6. 

The Newport Temple is now open; masks are still required.

The World General Conference will be held April 2-3.

Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s

Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore churches now have a dedicated outdoor prayer area open to all residents. Like the beautiful plants that surround it, a 24/7 outdoor chapel has sprung up from the community.  What began with one cross on the wall as the congregations gathered for outdoor services during the pandemic has grown into multiple crosses spanning the width of the wall. Thanks to donations from residents, this outdoor  wall next to the church has turned into a decorated, dedicated prayer space. One donor brought back a suitcase of crosses from New Mexico, two of the crosses have come from the Holy Land, and all have been given from the heart of those marking the space for God.  

On March 12, the Episcopal Bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt. Rev. John Harvey Taylor, came down to celebrate “the resilience of the faithful through these unprecedented times” and formally dedicate a portable altar and the outdoor area. It was also a time to celebrate and remember the life of longtime parishioner and LW resident Betty Hobbs. 

All LW residents are welcome and encouraged to come sit on the comfortable outdoor bench and enjoy the peace that can be found in the quiet.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, which is today, March 17, believers thank God for the Englishman who was first a slave, then a returning missionary and became a saint to the Irish people. People are encouraged to reflect on St. Patrick’s prayer:  “May the strength of God pilot us. May the power of God preserve us. May the wisdom of God instruct us. May the hand of God protect us. May the way of God direct us. May the shield of God defend us. May the host of God guard us against the snares of the evil ones, against temptations of the world. May Christ be with us! May Christ be before us! May Christ be in us, Christ be over all! May Thy Salvation, Lord, Always be ours, This day, O Lord, and evermore. Amen.”

Redeemer Lutheran will hold worship service at 10:30 a.m.  on Sunday, March 20, in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building, where ample parking is provided.

For more information about the church, call (562) 598-8697.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold a Purim service and Megillah reading today, March 18, via Zoom with Cantor Marla Barugel at 10 a.m. 

Services will be held on Friday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m.  and Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. with Rabbi Eric Dangott via Zoom. To receive an invitation, call or text Jeff  Sacks at (714) 642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Vayikra from the Book of Leviticus, in which God describes the laws of animal sacrifice. God explains the different sacrifices that atone for guilt or sins and distinguishes between sins committed inadvertently and sins committed on purpose.

Congregation Sholom has boxes of 20 KN95 masks for sale for $18, which includes delivery. Call Murray Pollack at (562)  331-3949 to place an order.  

Congregation Sholom will hold an in-person Passover dinner and Seder on Friday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. The catered kosher dinner will include mango chutney brisket or roast chicken, matzah ball soup, salad, potato, lemonade, dessert and Passover wine. A vegetarian option is also available. The cost is $36 per person. RSVP to Pollack at (562) 331-3949 or murrjet@yahoo.com before April 1. Checks can be mailed to Congregation Sholom, P.O. Box 2901, Seal Beach, CA 90740.  

Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.

Holy Family

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Third Sunday of Lent on March 20. 

Stations of the Cross

Join Holy Family for a weekly devotion and prayers for peace during Lent on Fridays at 11 a.m. 

Lenten Fish Fry

Holy Family will hold a Lenten fish fry for a cost of $10 per person after the Stations of the Cross on Fridays. Signups for the lunch are available after Sunday masses or by calling the rectory office at (562) 430-8170. 

Diaper Drive

Holy Family is organizing a diaper drive for the Life Center of Santa Ana. From now until Good Friday, Holy Family will accept donations of diapers and various baby care products at the parish office or leave it the Our Lady of Guadalupe donation table.


The mini Lenten retreat will be on Friday, March 18, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.

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. 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.

Buddha Circle

The Buddha Circle will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, on Saturday, April 9, from 9:30-11 a.m., with  the venerable Kusala Bhikshu, who is well-known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in a simple way and teaches people how they can suffer less and become happier in their lives.

Buddha Circle is  an interactive group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion.

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in his teachings.

More information is available by calling (714) 468-6887 or visiting www.Kusala.org.

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.  People are  welcome to join First Christian Church as it worships and explores God’s word.  

The Message

In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-2, the apostle Paul writes, “But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.”  The phrase “day of the Lord” refers to  a time in history when God intervenes to judge his enemies, deliver his people and set up his earthly kingdom. 

The believers Paul was writing to understood the times and had an understanding of the imminent return of Christ, that he could come at any moment in time to remove his church from Earth through the rapture. They didn’t know the exact time of his return but were anticipating it with great expectations. It’s not the believers who will be caught unaware, but the unbelievers. Like a thief in the night, Christ will return for the final judgement of his enemies, deliver his people, and set up his earthly kingdom; that  is the “Day of the Lord.”      

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday, Iris Muncie will sing a solo.  

 Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment. 

Mid-Week Studies

Pastor Gary 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, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m. 

All residents are welcome to attend.  

  Scripture of the Week

“For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it”      (Matthew 7:14, NASB).


For more information, call (562) 431-8810.

Community Church

The season of Lent is a time of inward reflection and outward growth. This week, the inward reflection is a study of soil. 

On Ash Wednesday, Community Church distributed seed packets to everyone in attendance. After the seeds have been planted, the soil must be tended.  Soil is the time and place for believers to let go of things that need to die and decay so that people can grow.  Community Church calls it the “Kin-Dom” of God.  

Community Church has resumed in-person worship services on Sundays at 9:50 a.m., followed by refreshments in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend

Pastor Johan Dodge will lead a five-week Lenten study titled, “In the Presence of Jesus: A 40-Day Guide to the Intimacy with God You’ve Always Wanted,” by Paul Bane and Matt Litton, on Thursdays through April 7, at 1 p.m. The book is available on Amazon, but it is not necessary to participate. Contact the church office at (562) 431-2503 to register.   

The missions team is sponsoring a fundraiser at Polly’s Pies on March 31.  Flyers  with more information are available at the church office.

Community Church is on Facebook for livestreamed worship @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook can join via Zoom by calling the church office or email leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.  

Those who are in need can call the church office to leave a message at (562) 431-2503.

Faith Christian Assembly

As winter comes to a close, the first day of spring marks another new beginning. Many people  look forward to seeing new leaves on trees and the seasonal flower blooms. The rose plant can be pretty unattractive without its blooms, mainly when gardeners have to cut the plant back in late winter to stimulate growth. But once they’re cut back, they start to fill in with green leaves, and then the buds come. Soon the bushes are full of gorgeous, colorful blooms. The word of God is like the pruner of the rose bush. It has a way of shining light on and removing the unnecessary things in a person’s life and replacing it with new, beautiful growth. 

John 15:2 says:“Every branch that bears fruit he [God] prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” Every message at Faith Christian Assembly is Bible-based and full of wisdom to help believers prune the old ways and let new habits bloom.  

Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. Sunday’s pre-service prayer is at 5 p.m. The Wednesday Bible study, taught by Pastor Sheri Leming, is at 11 a.m. Call the church office for the most updated schedule.

For more information, contact the church by calling (562)598-9010, or emailing contact@fcachurch.net.

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 returns March 20 at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby, followed by  coffee fellowship. People can bring a snack or dessert to share Do not bring snacks that need to be heated or cooked.  

Sermon for this week:  Bobby McFerrin released a song in 1988 called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” It’s a simple philosophy for life, summed up in four words.  Worry is a choice, and so is happiness. Pastor Chuck Franco takes the title of the song for a two-part series beginning this Sunday, introduced by Psalm 122:1 and referencing many scriptures that demonstrate why Christians have joy. This sermon series hopes to be encouraging to those who are having trouble identifying with those adjectives.

Bible Study:“Easter” is the subject of the Wednesday morning Bible study. Finding oneself in the story will bring the Biblical account alive and give new meaning to the most important event for Christians.  

Contact:  More information about LW Assembly of God can be found at lwassemblyofgod.com.

Those who would like a prayer 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 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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Sunshine Club

Learn about fraud prevention

Detective Bruno Balderrama is the Seal Beach Police Department’s Public Information Officer. He will talk about fraud prevention at the Sunshine Club’s Zoom meeting on Friday, March 18 at 10 a.m. 

Residents can join the meeting by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87427954280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode is 080651.

Those who want to receive the Zoom link via email can text their name, Mutual number   and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, March 17,  at 5 p.m. (text only; no phone calls).

The senior community gets targeted often due to isolation and vulnerability. Balderrama will speak on how to recognize and stop these criminal acts before they happen. 

Balderrama has been a police officer for about 16 years and has been serving the Seal Beach Community for a more than three years. He has worked as a detective for a little over a year and recently took on the task as the Leisure World liaison. 

The Sunshine Club will resume in-person meetings in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, beginning on April 1.

For the sake of everyone’s health, the club will limit the meeting to a maximum of 50 people on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

American Legion Post 327

The American Legion Post 327 in Leisure World is looking for new members.  Many veterans in Leisure World may not be aware of the Post or if they meet the requirements to join. In order to become a member, a person must have worn a military uniform at some time in their life, whether it be it briefly or as a career.  

By joining the American Legion Post in Leisure World, veterans will signify their commitment to help less fortunate veterans.  The only uniform a member  needs is one of the Post’s “Blue Hats.”  People can volunteer at the Post’s fundraisers or just attend meetings and enjoy delicious food graciously provided by the Auxiliary Unit. 

The Post’s monthly meetings are every third Monday at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. Membership is $45 per fiscal year. Post 327 encourages and welcomes  transfers from Post 1000 or any other Post.  

For more information, call Cmdr. Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872 or Finance Officer Lee Esslinger at (310) 491-8990.  

Find a sweet treat at the Seal Beach Farmers Market

Valley Natural Honey is a new vendor at the Seal Beach Farmers Market that provides fresh, raw, natural honey products  every week. The market is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seal Beach Village, on the corner of Westminster and Seal Beach boulevards.

Ruben and Marina Castaneda work very hard at this family business and drive many miles to provide healthy products. 

Ruben is the beekeeper for over 1,000 hives in Azusa. In the summer, he takes many  of the hives on a truck to pollinate almonds in Bakersfield. Marina handles the stand, raises three children and makes a lovely body balm from honey. 

Among its many benefits bee pollen which has 40 percent protein and provides energy and immunity to diseases. Honey is harvested when it is ripe from alfalfa, citrus, buckwheat, wild flowers and sometimes sage. Some of the Castanedas’ other products are beeswax, honeycomb,  honey straws and royal jelly. More information can be found on Instagram at @valleynaturalhoney.

–Ellen Brannigan 

Where We Live Club

Residents are invited to attend the Where We Live Club’s meeting on Monday, March 21, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 6 p.m. 

When a person’s car is acting up, they don’t just guess what is wrong or ignore the problem. Most people will take the car to a dealer, where a professional will hook it up to a computerized diagnostic machine to check that all the subsystems are working properly. Once the problems are identified, the repairs can start. 

How can that be done with a big organization? Uninformed guesses, excuses, theories and wild accusations are never as helpful as detailed, accurate information and analysis. With this kind of information, leaders can lead better, and LWers can all be assured that their residential investment is healthy. Residents all have a vested interest in the success of the community. 

The Where We Live Club needs shareholders with expertise in management, accounting, business, finance, construction and law to help discuss the appropriate solutions to problems that arise. 

During the meeting, club members will discuss the options and types of tools that can genuinely help residents understand, reflect and improve the community.


Centenarians to be recognized

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. 

People can contact GAF President Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339 or Lita Fernando at (562) 296-5885 for more information and to sign up.

Purchase a MiraFiber Cloth from the Y Service Club to help send a kid to camp

The  Y Service Club is selling  MiraFiber cloths to raise funds to send kids to camp. The cloth plus water will clean any surface without chemicals.  The cost is $6 each or five for $25. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the Y Service Club.

To purchase a cloth, call Glenna Hoff at (562) 296-5040.

Concerned Shareholders

The Concerned Shareholders’ meeting will be on Thursday, March 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m. There will be a speaker with open discussion.

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church  makes annual donation to the GAF

Senior Pastor Peter Kang and church committee Chair Jong Ok Kim of Seal Beach Cornerstone Church donated $1,000 to  the Golden Age Foundation (GAF).  The church has been a consistent donor since its founding in 2010, and the GAF appreciates its  contributions. 

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church Sunday services are held in Clubhouse 2 at 9:45 a.m. 

The GAF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the needs of LW’s residents.

Through the generosity of individuals in the community, the GAF is able to provide various programs and projects for free to Leisure World residents. It is entirely staffed by resident volunteers.

For more information, go to www.goldenagefdn.org or call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

The Korean American Classical Music Association’s program for today, March 17, is the  opera “L’elisir d’amore.” The meeting is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. For more information, call (562) 431-3039.


It’s time to make your income tax appointment

The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are preparing and e-filing tax returns for full-year California residents. This service is sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation and provided on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings outside The Knowledge and Learning Center in Clubhouse 3. 

Appointments are required. Call (562) 596-1987 and leave your name and phone number. A volunteer will return your call to schedule your appointment. Make sure to answer your phone even though the calling number may not be familiar to you.

Residents can pick up their packets at the Leisure World Library. All forms must be completed prior to arriving at the appointment. You will be interviewed outside on the patio, then the tax return will be prepared and quality reviewed while residents wait in an adjacent area.  

Masks must be worn at  appointments.

Over 450 cars were served at shredding event

By Rosemarie da Roza &

Anna Derby

LW contributors 

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) shredding service on March 8 was a huge success, with over 450 cars and carts served.

It was the most cars that the GAF has served in the seven years it has hosted the event. Cars and golf carts steadily moved through the line throughout the entire  two-hour event. 

The volunteers worked hard to keep up with the flow of cars. The event’s drop-and-go method once again worked well. Residents didn’t need to get out as GAF volunteers retrieved the items from the cars. 

The shredding service  truck driver was helpful in managing the items to be shredded. 

The next shredding event will be held July 12. The GAF reminds LWers not to bring batteries to any shredding event. LWers can drop used batters in the orange buckets behind Building 5 any day of the week.

 The GAF asks residents to bring their items to be shredded in paper bags only. The GAF will not accept items in boxes or plastic bags to prevent accidents or fires in the truck. The bags must remain untied and the items within the bag easy to see. 

The GAF thanks new volunteers Dave Forney and Teresa Danton for their service. When GAF volunteers began to fall behind while untying plastic bags, Jeri and Ted Nowell from the Mutual 5 jumped in to help. The GAF board thanks the Nowells for their impromptu volunteering. 

The GAF would also like to thank LWers for their generosity during the event.  Donations are gratefully accepted and are used to fund GAF programs. The GAF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. 

For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

During a recent meeting, the LW Republican Club discussed a new  Harvard University Center for American Political Studies (CAPS)–Harris showing poll that 62 percent of Americans belive Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Donald Trump had been president. CAPS is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to multidisciplinary study of U.S. politics.

Another poll club members discussed was a National Public Radio/PBS News Hour/Marist poll showing President Joe Biden’s approval rating at 39 percent. According to NPR, the resons given were “rising inflation, a continuing pandemic, a foreign policy misstep in Afghanistan and Democratic infighting,”  among other reasons.  This poll was taken just before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

The Republican Club continues to watch, discuss and stay informed of the news regarding the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 


The upcoming congressional primary to pick a candidate to oppose Congresswoman Katie Porter has so far attracted the following Republican candidates, according to Ballotpedia: Amy Phan West, Scott Baugh, Michelle Lyons and Errol Webber.

A green-festooned GOP booth hosted a mini-party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 11 with delicious treats, fun conversation and all things green.

The Republican Club booth is open every Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside Clubhouse 6. Volunteers continue to collect signatures for the school choice initiative.  This ballot proposition, if passed, will make it possible for parents of all income groups to send their children to the school of their choice, whether it be a secular private school, religious school, charter school or home school. This will be done by providing up to $14,000 per child for parents who choose educational alternatives to public schools. 

    The LW Republican club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Club membership is free.

    To join the club, volunteer or receive more information, residents can call (714) 928-1950.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

California has now finished the process of redistricting congressional and state legislature boundaries. All Leisure World residents will now be voting in the 47th Congressional District, the 36th State Senate District and the 72nd State Assembly District. 

LW’s current representative in Congress is running for re-election in the new District 45.  Reportedly, there are eight Republicans planning to run against Congresswoman Michelle Steel in addition to one Democrat, Jay Chen, who has been endorsed by the California Democratic Party.

LWers should be aware that the Orange County Board of Education has lost in its challenge to the redistricting of its voting areas. On March 1, Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory H. Lewis ruled that the board had failed to produce a law showing how they could override the official redistricting done by the Orange County Committee on School District Organization.  This ruling means that the Orange County Board of Education must use an election map they didn’t create for the June Primary election.  

Board President and Republican Mari Barke reportedly responded that—while this ruling ends the debate for districts in the 2022 election—they weren’t done pursuing the case. Barke is running for re-election in the June Primary. She will be listed on  LWers’ ballots under the OC Board of Education Trustees Area 2 heading.  Her only known opponent to date is Martha Fluor.  Fluor is a former special education teacher and a former president of the California School Boards Association.  She has been on the Newport-Mesa Unified School District board for 26 years.


Beginning April 5, The LW Democratic Club’s Hospitality and Information Booth located outside Clubhouse 6 will be open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until after the Primary Election in June.

Both new and renewing club members are reminded that 2022 dues can be waived upon request.  Call (562) 431-7275 for more information. Membership forms are also available on the club’s website at https://www.sblwdems.wordpress.com.  

LW Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter for more in-depth political information by calling editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521 or emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. Make sure to include your full name, address and phone number, as well as party affiliation.

Donate to the GAF while shopping at Amazon

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making Leisure World a better place to live. 

The GAF must fundraise throughtout the year to continue providing services to the community. There’s a simple ways for LWers to donate to the GAF  while shopping without any additional cost.

 One way LWers can help the GAF while shopping is through www.smile.amazon.com. Amazon Smile is a unique, charitable award program funded through Amazon for qualified nonprofit organizations like the GAF. Every time you buy something from Amazon, a small percentage of your purchase will go to the GAF at no additonal cost.

When enrolling  in Amazon Smile, make sure to choose the Golden Age Foundation Seal Beach your charitable organization. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to get started with Amazon Smile:

Sign in to your existing Amazon account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free. 

 Type Golden Age Foundation Inc. as the charity you want to support. Make sure the location is set in Seal Beach, California.

 Start at www.smileamazon.com every time you shop.

For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.Org or call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Hands and Hearts United in Giving

Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels and new, unopened travel-size shampoo, soap, lotion and disposable razors. The only clothing accepted is new socks and new underwear for men and women. 

To donate, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 or Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6-62A or Mutual 2-48A. Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families. 

obituaries, 14

Robert Milton Slater Jr. 


Bob Slater passed into eternity on Sunday, March 6. 

Even in his final illness, he did not look his age and still had a full head of hair. His hospice nurse marveled at his appearance and expressed jealousy over his beautiful, silver mane. 

Bob was a native of Long Beach, a rarity even in these times. He was born in 1932 to Robert Milton Slater Sr. and Olivia Slater.  Bob is survived by his wife of 19 years, Rabbi-Cantor Galit-Shirah Levy-Slater; a sister, Marilyn Schlim of Sweet Home, Oregon; a son, Robert Arthur Slater, and his wife, Lynne Gale; two beautiful and talented granddaughters, Jazzie Miranda of Dallas, Texas, and Jenae Slater; and two great-granddaughters, Prinstyn and Blakelyn Miranda. 

As a child, Bob’s father would take him on his rounds to various South Bay markets where he sold cigarettes, and sit him on the counter, and Bob would sing for his father’s clients. He grew into a handsome teenager and attended Long Beach Poly, he studied opera.  He was a tenor.  One of his fellow classmates was Marilyn Horne, with whom he sang duets. 

Bob was married right out of high school and although he continued to sing, he realized he didn’t have the requisite “high C” to be able to have an operatic career, so he joined what eventually became the Long Beach Civic Light Opera Company, performing leads in virtually every production. 

Although music and theater fed his soul, Bob knew he needed to also feed his growing family.  He was a young, cocky man who looked even younger than his years, and he became a brilliant salesman, rising rapidly in the food business in Southern California. 

Bob now had two rambunctious sons, Bob and Gary, and the family was living in a new housing tract in Westminster.  He discovered he was an incredibly gifted director in addition to his affinity for performing in musical theater.  He founded the Westminster Community Theater, where he directed and often starred in all of the productions, drawing his neighbors into the shows he put on. 

He was also very active in the Westminster American Little League. He helped build the field that still exists behind Westminster High School and coached many Little Leaguers who still call him “their coach.” 

Bob left the food business and went into selling insurance. He rose to management as quickly as he had everything else in his life, and he remained there until, at age 58, after a second divorce, he decided that Leisure World was indeed the best-kept secret in Southern California. His mother lived in Leisure World as well and loved it, and Bob, married now to his third wife, became a happy resident as well. 

Bob’s third marriage did not last, but Bob discovered a burgeoning need for entertainment in the community.  With a fellow thespian in 1991, he formed “Imagination Theater,” which eventually became the Leisure World Theater Club. Once again, Bob was directing and starring in its musical productions. 

In 1994, Bob was invited to a concert for Congregation Sholom of Leisure World, performed by its new cantor, Galit Levy. Galit eventually bought a unit in Leisure World and joined the Theater Club. Bob and Galit became friends, and Bob invited her to perform with him in his production of “Carousel,” which both of them had performed over the years. 

When the show was over, Bob asked Galit if she would like to be his singing partner, performing duets from musicals in costume, changing behind a shoji screen.  The act was called “Duets & Other Good Stuff” and   they performed for clubs in Leisure World, on cruise ships and all over Southern California. 

It was Bob’s suggestion to have as a signature song “All I Ask of You” from “Phantom of the Opera.”  It was the song that made Galit fall in love with him, and they were married in March 2003. They never stopped being in love.  In fact, when Bob was in hospice, Galit sang every duet they ever did together and their signature song was the song she sang as he took his final breath. 

Although Bob was not Jewish, he attended every Friday night service with Galit to support her; when she became a rabbi, he asked, “What do they call the spouse of a woman rabbi?”  She told him, “Lucky.” 

Bob Slater lived in Leisure World for 28 years, and in that time, he gained the love and respect of everyone with whom he came in contact.  He was president of the Video Producers Club, the Theater Club, the Community Sing Mutual 4, and even when he voiced his disagreement with decisions made by the Golden Rain Foundation and the Leisure World administration, he still was considered one of the most respected members of the entire Leisure World community. 

There will be a Celebration of Life on March 31 at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, to which all of Leisure World is invited.


In Memoriam 

Maria Ueligitone 64

Neli Saichuk 88

Ersin Say 75

Yvonne Virgil 67

Paul Bering 84

William Jackson 72

Michael Mischlich 71

Sandra Ortizm 56

Christobal Magadan 62

Billy Williams 88

Leo Moore 71

Robert Tuner 69

Peggy Cornnwell 98

Ralph Jones 86

Bonnie Pike 71

Gilbert Boeger 75

Janet Batzer 64

Margaret Cowie 88

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary

Arts & Leisure

Theater Club debuts comedy on April 2

The members of the LW Theater Club are rehearsing the original play “Regarding the Inheritance.” The work—which combines comedy, drama, romance and music—will be presented on April 2 in Clubhouse 4, with the doors opening at 6 p.m. and the performance starting at 7. 

Among those featured in the cast are: Tosca Lies, Judie Jacobus, Adrianne Rosenfeld, Charlie Guggino, Mo Ashley, Charla Gae, Vinny Correnti, Carol Guggino, Maxine Chavez, Phil Mandeville, Sally Glausser, Chuck Zeman, Connie Farrand, Robert Dufney and Taylor White, plus Jon Russell, Chris Russel and Carmen Edwards.

Everyone is welcome to bring their own beverages. Admission is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Golf League Results for March 4 and 7

On March 4, 14 men of the LW Golf League braved a rainy morning at the David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. With plenty of water hazards and sand bunkers, Baker is a challenging if short golf course. Even with the wet initial conditions on tees, greens and fairways, eight of the players were at or under par, but there were only two birdies.

All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight are over 19.

A Flight: First place: Fujio Norihiro, a well-played 4 under 59; second: Dave LaCascia, a hard-earned 4 under 60, plus fewest putts; third: tie between Gary Stivers and Sam Choi, a nice 3 under 61; fourth: tie between Jim Goltra, Chris Lankford and Larry Hillhouse, 1 over 65. Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the 100-yard third hole.

B Flight: First place: Bill McKusky, a terrific 11 under 53, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: Clay Fischer; third: Bob Munn.

The lengthy Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana was challenged by 11 men of the league on March 7. Willowick is a par-70, nearly 6,000-yard course that has no water hazards; however, there are tree-lined fairways, large sand traps and several 500-plus-yard par-5 holes. It was cold and damp at tee time, but as the morning wore on, the temperatures rose and the wind picked up. With decent playing conditions, six scores were at or under par, but there were only two birdies.

A Flight: First place: Choi, a well-played 5 under 65, plus fewest putts; second: McKusky, a very good 3 under 67, plus closest to the pin on the 130-yard 12th hole; third: tie between Stivers and Goltra, a hard-earned 2 under 68; fourth: Norihiro. Stivers and Goltra also had birdies.

B Flight: First place: Mike Looney, a very nice 3 under 67; second: Ron Jackson, a nice 1 under 69; third: Munn; fourth: tie between Fischer and Gene Vesely; fifth: Ron Sommer, plus closest to the pin on the fourth hole.

The Golf League plays at four local courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are always full, so advance reservations are available via a sign-up sheet 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, birdies, and closest to the pin on two par-3 holes. 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.

—Dave LaCascia

Garden Club

Mutual 2 Director Chris Abel will join the Garden Club at its meeting on March 21 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Abel will present a program on Sago Park, the drought-tolerant space on Monterey Road that he envisioned and worked hard to make a reality. 

The plant table will be set up in the meeting room, and the “We Care” table will be in the lobby for donations of money and non-perishable food items.

Women’s Golf Club

The first round of the Women’s Golf Club’s two-week annual Spring Golf Tournament was played on March 8, with 46 golfers competing for low gross, low net and birdies. Sixteen women made an impressive 17 birdies, with Judy Kim hitting two.

The flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 28; low net: Ann Tran, 24; birdies: Mary Ann Moore, Pam Krug, Joann Lim, Marilyn Hewitt, Susie Kim, Ann Tran and Hae Lee.

Flight B: Low gross: Grace Choi, 29; low net: Sun Lee, 24; birdies: Judy Kim, Nina deRosa, Sun Lee, Sue Yokomi and Bert Thompson.

Flight C: Low gross: Angela Song, 32; low net: Elizabeth Butterfield, 23; birdie: Neva Senske.

Flight D: Low gross: Anne Walshe, 31; low net: tie between Patti Smith and Soo Kim, 22; birdies: Patti Smith, Sandra deDubovay and Anne Walshe.

—Dale Quinn

Let the Good Times Roll

The Grumps perform Saturday

Join the Let the Good Times Roll Doo Wop Club on Saturday, March 19, for live entertainment from the Grumps. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the band rocking the Clubhouse 2 stage beginning at 7 p.m.

Club President Frank Destra says he created a new floor plan that expands the dancing area so everyone has enough distancing space around them. 

Everyone is invited to bring their own refreshments.

Sugar Lips was originally slated to perform, but the band had to cancel because of scheduling conflicts. The club hopes to secure another date with them in the future.

Pool Club

Jokers Wild holds onto lead

After three weeks of Pool League play, Jokers Wild continued to hold the lead by a five-game margin, winning against Side Pocket on March 7. All matches that day ended up being 8-5. 

Ren Villenueva, Sal LaScala and Steve Mitchell all won four games for Jokers Wild. Side Pocket took the doubles matches 4-3, but lost the singles by a 5-1 margin. 

Team Five lost to Beat the House but held on to second place in the league with 22 wins and 17 losses. Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen won six games for Beat the House, including both her singles matches.

Ball Breakers beat Ticket to Ride; Gary Monahan won six games for Ball Breakers while teammate Dennis Bedford won five.

The Favorites took the Pocket Rockets, with Gary Snow of the Favorites winning six games, including the final three-player eight-ball match, when he made a long cut shot on the eight in the corner pocket.

Three teams tied for last place with 17 wins and 22 losses. Any team could have a winning record after the next round.

The Pool Club’ plays every Monday from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

—Dave Silva

Friendly Couples gathers together on the second Wednesday of the month for a potluck meal, conversation and games. Any couples interested in joining the group should contact Jeanette Williams at (818) 358-9185 or jnw7491@gmail.com. 

The members of Hui O Hula celebrated the club’s anniversary in grand style in Clubhouse 2 10 years ago on St. Patrick’s Day. This year, the Hawaiian dance club begins its 18th year on March 17. The dancers and musicians are grateful the club continued meeting during the pandemic, even in the winter. Dance lessons continue to be offered twice a week, on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Veterans Plaza. Everyone, regardless of skill level, is welcome to join the group. Those who enjoy the “walk in, hula out” portion of class are asked to come during the first hour on Tuesdays. For more information, call (562) 431-2242.

Cribbage Club

The Cribbage Club winners for March 8 are: First place: Sandra deDubovey, 843; second: Joe DiDonato, 836; third: Bobbie Straley, 835; fourth: Jack Obrien, 834. Jesus Sosa and Barbara Wilke each won six games of the seven played.

Margaret Smith and Bea Lissow served cake and ice cream in honor of Lissow’s birthday to the 46 club members present. 

The club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Refreshments are served at noon. Members are asked to arrive by 12:15 p.m., as play begins at 12:30 p.m. Dues are $5. New members are always welcome.

Anyone wanting to receive extra assistance in learning or brushing up on the game should contact Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Drone Club takes flight

The Drone Club has revamped its membership system, introducing two types of members: pilots and co-pilots.

Pilots, or trainers, are members who already have flying skills, while co-pilot, or trainees, are folks who need to learn the basics. 

Training, via Zoom meetings, will remain a part of the program, as well as a drone flight simulator, which has proven excellent for newcomers. They can crash without spending several hundred dollars on a real drone.

New co-pilots will be paired with pilots who will help them acquire flight skills. This includes help with the FAA Trust Test, which is required of all club members. 

At this time, in-person meetings remain suspended, but the clube hosts weekly Q&A sessions via Zoom on Fridays at 10 a.m. Contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com or (909) 800-4102 for more information.

Genealogy Club

The LWSB Genealogy Club will hear Rebecca Bromley speak on “New Sweden, Forgotten Colony” at its membership meeting on March 23 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All LWers are invited. 

The club suggests people arrive early to get reacquainted and greet new members. Coffee will be available, and everyone is welcome to bring snacks and treats.

Bromley received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Northampton, Mass.; her juris doctor degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; and her master of judicial studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. 

In addition, Bromley has been affiliated with numerous genealogy organizations, including the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, the Daughters of the American Revolution, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, First Families of Maryland, and the Swedish Colonial Society.

The club is seeking more volunteers to help in the Genealogy Library, among other tasks. 

Membership is $10 per year and includes full access to the World Explorer Ancestry, Fold3 (military records) and Newspapers Plus. 

Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.


Anyone who enjoys tap dancing, Zumba, line dancing or just dancing in general is welcome to join the LW Cloggers. 

There’s a beginners class every Wednesday at 10 a.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Call Dolorie Thurner at (562) 598-9974 for more information.

Chess Club

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 White queen moves from e4 to h7, then Black knight to h7, followed by White knight to g6 and Black king to g8. The next move by White is checkmate.

The Chess Club meets every Friday from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

Community Karaoke

On March 9, Pat Paternoster calmly sang the Kris Kristofferson hit “Help Me Make It Through the Night” to a room packed with anxious karaoke singers. He then encouraged first-time singer Elizabeth Butterfield to duet with him.

Among the evening’s most pleasing duets were Charla Gae and Tosca Lies and Vinny Correnti and Susan Kelleghan. 

Several folks returned to karaoke after a long hiatus. Vickie Van Ert did “Let It Be Me,” while Walter Piippo sang a fine “Beyond the Sea.” And Sally Glausser shared a cheerful “It Might as Well be Spring.”

Former resident Ray Barnum visited to lend his trained voice to “Unchained Melody.” He and Bob Barnum also teamed up on several selections.

Julie Nulad exuded confidence on “You Don’t Know Me,” as did Nina Todorov on “My Melody of Love.”

Everyone is encouraged to to refine their song selections at karaoke practice sessions on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. 

Then continue the fun at the karaoke parties every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. All LWers are welcome to sing or sit back and enjoy a little music with neighbors and friends.

—Margie Thompson

Mike Barnett portrays the Preacher in the uplifting “Joy in the Camp,” presented by the Good News Singers on Saturday, March 19, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Cookies and coffee will be served at the free performance.

Pickleball Player Club

Meet the most senior players

By Pegge Best

LW contributor

Staying active is an important element to healthy aging, and playing pickleball is one of the popular ways to do that in Leisure World. 

According to the USA Pickleball Association, 64 percent of regular players are 55 or older, and LW’s Pickleball Players Club proves there’s no age limit. 

The players older than 80 on the pickleball courts at Mission Park include John Cullen, 88; Myrna Losquadro, 81; Sandra deDubovay, 83; and Joe DiDonato, 86. 

Cullen and Losquadro moved to Leisure World in September from Alaska, where they were avid players indoors in Ketchikan. DiDonato and deDubovay started playing in Clubhouse 1 when the club formed in 2016. 

The foursome met in Mutual 12, where Cullen, Losquadro and DiDonato live, and soon discovered they all love to play pickleball. 

“Pickleball is an addictive game,” says Losquadro. “The first time we played was in Florida, and we’ve also played in Texas with our grandkids.” 

The group now plays together several days a week. “It’s a great game for seniors for the exercise and fellowship,” says deDubovay, “and even in our 80s, we can play a stimulating game.”

The Pickleball Players Club meets on the first Sunday of each month in Clubhouse 2 at 5 p.m. For more information, contact President Linda Evenson at lwsbpickleball@gmail.com or (561) 577-3283.

Hot Shots defeat Sliders March 4

On March 4, the Hot Shots defeated the Sliders 11-7. After 10 Shuffleboard League games, the Shufflers are in first place, with Hot Shots second and Sliders third.

Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Starting time for league play is 8:30 a.m. on Fridays; players are asked to arrive on time to get a starting position.

The courts at LW are made of highly polished concrete that are waxed periodically by the Service Maintenance Department. Before play, each court is sprinkled with silicone wax, which acts like ball bearings. This makes the courts lightning-quick, and it does not require any tremendous effort on a player’s to get pucks down the lanes. Each lane at the Clubhouse 1 courts seems to have a personality of its own. Pucks will break severely right or left if pushed down one side of the court, while hardly at all on the other. For this reason, players change sides of the court halfway through each game.

The Annual Ham Shoot is a fun test of players’ accuracy, finesse and skill. Those interested can sign up at the Clubhouse 1 courts for the April 8 event.

All LWers are invited to join the Shuffleboard Club for fun, exercise and socialization. To use the Shuffleboard Courts, people must be trained in court setup, maintenance and play, as well as become a participating club member. BYOB practice nights, tournaments and other social events are being planned throughout the year for members and their guests. Contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 for more details.

Creative Writers Club

The Creative Writers Club meets on the fourth Friday of every month at 1:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Members may bring and share original works; handout copies are appreciated. All LW residents are welcome. Masking is optional.

Men’s Golf Club

The March 9 Men’s Golf Club Tournament was played on LW’s Turtle Lake Golf Course, a 1,658-yard, 18-hole, par-54 course that has great fairways and greens. A total of 58 golfers in two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot circle are rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges on par-3 holes. 

The morning started out sunny and cool, but it quickly became a lovely morning and afternoon to play golf. The wind intensified around 9 a.m. and continued to blow throughout the round. Only 31 of the golfers were net at or under par, probably because of the irregular winds. There were seven circle hole winners and 51 birdies. Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was Hyon Shin, and on the 17th hole, it was Steve Ro.

A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7, B Flight is 8-11, and C Flight is 12-18. 

A Flight: First place: John Kolthoff, an outstanding 2 under 52; second: Bob Barnum, a good 1 under 53; third: tie between Alan Sewell, Tom Owens, Bob Turner, Ron Steele, Gene Archambault and Steve Ro, even par 54.

B Flight: First place: Dale Williamson, a super 8 under 46; second: tie between Bruce Bowles and Jong Lee, an excellent 7 under 47; third: tie between Joon Sup Yoon and Bill Long, a sweet 4 under 50; fourth: tie between Hyon Shin and Bill Zurn, a fine 2 under 52; fifth: tie between Dave LaCascia, Ryan Hong, John Haley, Won Song and Richard Jun, a nice 1 under 53; sixth: tie between Paul Alloway and Brian Tivnan, even par 54.

C Flight: First place: Paul Shellenberger, a tournament-best 12 under 45; second: Mike Carlson, a terrific 5 under 49; third: tie between Dennis Jensen and Dave Winn, an excellent 3 under 51; fourth: Ben Benjamins, a well-played 2 under 52; fifth: tie between Bill Smith and Sam Williamson, a hard-earned 1 under 53; sixth: Steven Kang, even par 54; seventh: tie between Kap Son, Byron Schweitzer and Rolando Ramirez, 1 over 55.

The next Men’s Golf Club Tournament will be on March 23. Golfers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play. Anyone who had planned to play and cannot must contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. 

—Dave LaCascia

The Joyful Line Dance meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Everyone is invited to join the classes, which are currently limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Exercise shoes are recommended, and face masks are mandatory. For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Tournament Poker Club

Hank Lincourt won the final table on March 5 with a KK1010 hand, beating Barry Brideau. Lincourt, who worked in the airlines quality control department, has been a club member and Leisure World resident for 30 years. This is his sixth final table win. 

Finishing in third to fifth place were Bill Clawson, Glenda Saunders and John Vento, respectively. 

High hand was won by Vento with QQQ66, followed by John Burns with QQQ22. The promo hand of 9-2 was won by Doug Wolfe.

The Tournament Poker Club meets the first three Saturdays of the month. 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 Club

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 club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes. 

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

March 3: First place: Jim Kasper, 13,610; second: Tony Dodero, 11,880; third: Don Kramer, 11,420; fourth: Irene Perkins, 10,870.

March 5: First place: Marge Dodero, 11,570; second: Nancy Wheeler, 10,580; third: Marjorie Cady, 10,320; fourth: Jim Kasper, 10,070.

March 7: First place: Marilyn Allred: 12,110; second: Tony Dodero, 11,730; third: Joan Taylor, 11,710; fourth: Howard Bleakly, 10,910.

Lessons to learn to play or to brush up on the game are available on Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. Call Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416 for more information. 

Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

Yahtzee Club

Yahtzee Club meets on the first, third and fifth (if applicable) Fridays of the month from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The cost to play is $2, which goes toward prizes.

On March 4, Kathy Rose had the Most Yahtzees with seven, Joanne Lester took Highest Score with 1,602), and Donna Wenrick won the door prize.   

All LW residents are welcome to join on March 18 if they know how to play and can keep their own score. Dues for new and existing members are $3. For more information or to schedule a lesson, call Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

Korean American Chorale returns to performing after two years

After a two-year hiatus, LWSB Korean American Chorale returned to performing with its 2022 Spring Concert, hosted by Southern California Korean Musicians Association on March 6 at New Praise Church in Cypress.

The Rev. Kyoung Whan Paik conducted 38 LW members in two songs: “In the Beginning God,” a composition by Paik, and Giuseppe Verdi’s “Chi del Gitano,” from the opera “Il trovatore.” 

The choir’s performance was reportedly well-received.

The Korean Amercian Chorale practices every Friday from 9:30 a.m.-noon in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. 

The group is planning another concert for September.

Bingo Sunday

March 27 will be Bingo Sunday for the American Legion Post 327. Doors open at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, and the Early Bird round starts at 1:30. Buy-in is $5; everyone is asked to bring small bills. Refreshments and coffee are available. All proceeds support needy veterans in the LW community. 

Lapidary Club

The Lapidary Room is now open from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, plus Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Lessons will be restarting over the next month. The Lapidary Club invites all LWers to visit the state-of-the-art facility in Clubhouse 4, especially anyone wanting to join the club.

Duplicate Bridge

On March 5, the Duplicate Bridge Club filled 10 tables, so Director Mike Ullman set up a Howell movement for the game. In a Howell movement, one pair sits stationary, while the other pairs move around the room. At the end of the session, all pairs will have played all other pairs. 

In first place and earning 0.72 master points were Al Appel and Judy Jones. Coming in second were Stan Johnson and Louise Seifert, earning 0.50 master points. 

LW Duplicate Bridge is played Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1. Games start at 12:30 p.m. 

For reservations, contact Linda Nye at (562) 453-6678 or yuelingnye@yahoo.com for reservations. Contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 or hbsharonb@gmail.com for more information.

Health & Fitness

Dancing is great for cognitive functions such as coordination and concentration. Ballet Fitness class is designed to do that, plus strengthen muscles, maintain bone health and burn calories. LWers are invited to join instructor Mel Locket (center) every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6; wear ballet slippers or soft booties and comfortable clothing.

Health Care Center

Super events are springing up

With the official start of spring just days away, many are making exercise a priority. The longer days and warmer weather make for a perfect season to get outside for golf, walking and more.

The Health Care Center offers some great classes and events to help prepare LWers for an active spring. All are welcome to these free events.

Acupuncture for Pain. Dr. Stefanie Bennet, LAC, Ph.D., will answer questions about acupuncture and how it can help reduce pain on March 22 from 10-11 a.m. in Conference Room 1. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are recommended. Face masks are required.

Music and Movement. When the right song comes on, it’s hard to stop those toes from tapping. This fun, interactive class sponsored by Alignment will help people discover new moves to bust out. Join the fun on March 23 from 10-11 a.m. in Conference Room 1. Seating is limited, so RSVPs are recommended. Face masks are required.

Fitness and Wellness Walk-Up. It’s the perfect time to break out the fitness trackers and sneakers. LWers can add an extra stop on their daily walk on March 24 between 11 a.m.-noon outside Conference Room 1, where representative from United Healthcare will be handing out small gifts to help everyone keep the pep in their step.

Contact Grecia Nunez at RSVPOptumHCC@optum.com to RSVP or for more information on any of these events.

Dance Fitness

Enjoy moving to fun, energetic music, including oldies, current tunes and different rhythms, while working muscles, improving balance, and increasing strength and stamina. 

Classes are held at Veterans Plaza on Mondays from 4-5 p.m. and upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

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. 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.  

Thursday, March 17: Corned beef, boiled new potatoes and seasoned cabbage; fresh apple; turkey-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.

Friday, March 18: Baked salmon with lemon-dill sauce, barley pilaf and mixed vegetables; cubed cantaloupe; Chinese chicken salad, with Mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, March 21: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and creamed spinach; tropical mixed fruit; tuna salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad.

Tuesday, March 22: Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, and seasoned broccoli; sugar cookies; Caesar chicken salad, with romaine lettuce, shredded cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, March 23: Sweet-and-sour pork, sticky white rice, and green bean almandine; Mandarin oranges; ham-and-cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus Asian coleslaw.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000. 6/30


3-Companion Cats (1+ years); sterilized and vaccinated FREE for LW-Residents. Email act2rescue@gmail.com for available friends and use code LW or call Mindy Gould at 951-444-9108.


Male, healthy/caring/affectionate, wants to meet similar Female, mid/late-70s-or-above. We can have many enjoyable times together! Call me and let’s chat/562-286-6337.


We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. Convert to WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

License 699080 Serving LW since 1999.  4/28




LICENSE 723262

Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. 40+ years in LW.   5/12



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.  3/24


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. LICENSE 723262

Install doors, new windows, recessed lights/fans/light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing.  Paint exterior window frames/ ceilings made smooth/closets redone. Miscellanous/repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ years in LW.  5/12


Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257.  5/26


562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD INC. LICENSE 723262

Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames. Kitchen/bath, doors, trim. Prime only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. 40+ Years in LW.  5/12


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  4/28



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. 5/12


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.  12/29/2022

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




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes.  5/12


WANT CLEAN WINDOWS? I Clean Inside & Outside (OR) Clean Outside Only and Save $$$. LW Resident (562) 600-0014, Rich Livitsky. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004.  3/17

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, (562) 596-1741.


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. 



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


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor appointments, and errands. 949-899-7770.  Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006.  3/24



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  5/19


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-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. (714)-425-4198.  5/05


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 4/07


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! SB Business License AB0001. 4/21



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.  5/05


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 

949-371-7425.  3/17


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.   5/26


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 Beach Business License LEE0004.  3/17


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001  5/26


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident  SB License FUH0001. 3/17



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.  5/05


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/29/2022


2021 PRIDE Raptor Scooter, 8-months old. RARELY-Used/27-miles. Paid/$2,800, Asking/$2,000 OBO.  323-889-9020

Golf Cart Tires

Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “Specialty Tires”. All Standard Sizes and MORE!  Seal Beach License SPE0007.

1-800-847-9593  3/24


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258  4/07


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.  4/21

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.  3/24



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan.  2/17  5/12



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618.  5/19


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy all kinds of Vintage-Items. Furniture/Lamps/ Art/Jewelry/Vintage-Clothing/ETC. 562-243-7229.  3/30


Singer will buy equipment in good-condition for outdoor-concerts (ALL for St. Jude). Valentino/562-240-7396


1-Double Plot in Rose Hill, Memorial Park. $14,800/OBO. Includes Land/Vault/Marker.  818-486-2992


Sofa-by-day &  Bed-by-night. Great for small-room or occassional-guest. Deep-brown/(70×42″). Like-new. $75/OBO.



2-New Huffy Beach-Cruisers: 24″/Women’s and 26″/Men’s. Only Ridden TWICE! $50/each.  Call Bob/310-717-3619.


Porch-Swing/$85. Window-coverings for large-window. Includes/curtain-rods/4-pair drapes-and-sheers. Call for pricing 

562-540-5332 or 951-306-5002.


Women’s Schwin Tricycle with/rear-basket. Well BALANCED and Sturdy. In good condition/$125. 562-896-6500.



Choose any size canvas. Get 50% off PLUS one 4″x4″ Pet Portrait FREE. Visit FurryFriendsArt.net or contact 

Noel/562-380-0949.  PLAN AHEAD, Pet Portraits = GREAT Gifts!  3/24


Dylan Lisk, EA. License 00143144-EA. Tax Returns Starting at $99.00. Mobile Appointments Available. Call: 562-286-6800  Email: dylanlisktax@gmail.com  3/17

carport space wanted

Carport Space wanted anywhere in Mutual-15. Will pay $30/month. Call me at 562-896-1785.