LWW Translate Ed. 09-22-22

Sept 22, 2022

GRF President’s Message

Assessments rise will be softened by COLA increases

by Marsha Gerber

GRF president

While assessment increases are never welcomed, you do have some financial elements working in your favor. First, when many older adults say they’re on a fixed income, that’s not really true. You’re on Social Security, where your check rises in step with inflation. Few active workers can claim that automatic jump in income. 

In 2022, the average Social Security recipient gets $1,656 monthly. On Sept. 13, a Senior Citizens League analyst predicted the 2023 cost-of-living increase will be 8.7%.  If correct, that would boost the average Social Security check $144 per month and the average annual payment over $20,000 for the first time in history. 

Here is another, perfectly timed oddity. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicted that 2023 Medicare Part D premiums will decline about 2%. Part B is expected to go down too, perhaps as much as $5 to $10 a month.  

There may be promising news on inflation as well. Economists for Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group predict the Consumer Price Index will decline from its current 8.5% annualized rate to just 1.8% by December 2023. 

Forbes magazine’s John Tobey suggests retirement nest eggs are set to grow again. Tobey noted the incredible cycle of bad news—inflation, supply chain issues, Ukrainian war, labor shortages and post-pandemic uncertainties. Tobey thinks all these troubles have been baked into the market— perhaps setting the stage for a return to historically routine yields. 

The bottom line for you? Yes, you’ll have a higher bill from GRF and maybe your Mutual. We have to recover from 2022 budget assumptions we were compelled to make in June 2021, before roaring inflation rapidly made all our planning obsolete. 

However, if you’re the average Social Security recipient on Medicare, you’ll have an extra $150 or so to balance your monthly household budget. Inflation is expected to ease significantly, and your investments may produce more income than you’ve experienced during the past months. 

It’s wise to be cautious. But remember that you live in one of Southern California’s most affordable places. In our region, nearly half of all renters and owners pay more than 30% of their income for housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines this as being “housing-cost burdened.”  

That’s much less likely In Leisure World. When you applied to purchase in Leisure World, Stock Transfer affirmed you had income at least four times greater than your monthly assessment and property tax bill. That means your housing costs should not exceed 25% of your income.  

It’s also a lot cheaper inside the wall. In Seal Beach proper, the average rent for an 800-square-foot apartment is over $29,000 a year. In our community, the average annual housing cost, including taxes, is $7,800.  

I realize the Mutual and GRF assessment increases are concerning to members who for 30 years have never seen annual inflation above 4%. But remember to soothe your fretfulness with the knowledge that you’re guaranteed a significant increase in your Social Security payment, and lower Medicare premiums. Your IRAs may start adding more to your annual income, and experts predict inflation will dramatically moderate. 

And because you live in an incredibly inexpensive coastal California community, you’re far ahead of your friends who live outside Leisure World’s walls. 

Amphitheater shows drew capacity crowds

The first full Amphitheater show season since 2019 drew to a close last week with residents praising a summer of stellar entertainment. 

It’s time for people to weigh in on their favorite acts as the GRF Recreation Department gets ready to book next year’s season. 

See page 9 for surveys to give feedback on this year’s shows and movies and for a list of the sponsors who help keep this an admission-free summer music fest.

Former GRF Director Phil Mandeville has died

Philip Mandeville, the GRF director representing Mutual 11 until June when he was forced to step down because of illness, died Sept. 6, 2022. RoseMarie, his wife of 55 years, and his two sons were at his side. 

Mandeville served on the GRF Administration, Finance and Recreation committees and chaired the Mutual Administration Committee.

He was president of Mutual 11 for five years, ultimately presiding over the Presidents’ Council. He also chaired the Mutual’s Emergency Preparedness Committee. 

In his 2021 GRF candidate’s statement he wrote: “I hope to continue working for the people in LW with an ear to listen and a mouth to speak on your behalf.”

“I am saddened (by) the death of our treasured friend and colleague, Philip Mandeville,” GRF President Marsha Gerber said. “I hope you will join me in remembering his infectious smile, courtly manner and all the service he provided to our community.”

Mandeville was the epitome of a life well lived. Highlights include service in the U.S. Air Force, piloting his cherished Piper Cherokee, hosting many LW friends at his Lake Tahoe cabin, taking care of his nonagenarian parents and helping to bring water to a parched African community. 

The litany goes on but the overarching quality of his life was his deep love and care for the people around him. 

“He just loved people,” RoseMarie said, “all ages and all stages. He was interested in them.”

He freely gave away smiles, hugs and encouragement. 

His expansive, funny, light-hearted demeanor made him first choice to emcee at GRF holiday events and for entertainment clubs. 

His signature Santa persona was a fixture at annual GRF holiday events. He was featured in his red suit and beard on Page One of many December LW Weekly newspapers.

He was as civic-minded as he was social. 

When he moved to LW in 2012, he immediately connected with community government, becoming president of his Mutual, taking a leadership role in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and ultimately being voted onto the GRF Board of Directors. His major concern was the safety of all residents.

He had many passions in life, the utmost being his wife, RoseMarie, who was his best friend and steadfast companion for more than a half century. The couple had two sons, James Phillip Mandeville and Michael McClure Mandeville, who gave them three grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

After his family and friends, Mandeville’s greatest love was flying. At the age of 54, he passed the test for a pilot’s license and was ready to soar. He told his wife that his Piper Cherokee would wiggle her tail when he entered the hangar at Fullerton Airport. 

The day he had to sell her was the saddest day of his life. A diagnosis of glaucoma grounded him, but Mandeville’s optimistic nature quickly reasserted itself. His love of life was undaunted.  

On his 60th birthday, he fulfilled a lifelong dream to vacation in Alaska, where he and his sons hooked 600 pounds of fish. 

Mandeville was also a man of faith. Around the same time as the Alaska fishing trip, God moved him to work to bring water to Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. He started a not-for-profit 501(c)3 after he and RoseMarie befriended a woman from Nairobi who was attending college in the U.S. 

After telling them how she had to walk 45 minutes a day to bring water to her family, the couple worked for nine years raising money to augment water supplies in Nairobi.

The Mandevilles moved to Leisure World in 2012 after Phil retired from 40 years with American West Trucking Company, where he was a part owner.

He moved to LW to help care for his father-in-law, a 36-year resident of Mutual 6 who died last year at the age of 95. 

He also helped care for his parents, James and Margaret Mandeville, in the Lake Tahoe area where Mandeville grew up. He was born on Aug. 17, 1941, in Reno, Nevada, and spent his youth in Tahoe. 

It was a place that drew him for the rest of his life. 

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, he and RoseMarie would vacation in his 96-year-old family cabin. And because Mandeville never met a stranger, lots of people were invited to visit, and many LW friends enjoyed the Mandevilles’ hospitality.

“He was one of a kind, a beautiful person,” wrote John Rogers, one of more than 100 people who posted condolences on Facebook. 

“My sympathy to the Mandeville family,” wrote Mutual 1 Vice President Saundra Luther Stark. “Phil was a good friend, who always took time to say hello. He was president of Presidents’ Council for a year and seemed to enjoy that position as he did everything he was involved with. He will be missed,” she said.

Video Producer Bonnie Zelda Cooper agreed: “Words cannot  express what a wonderful man he was.”

Theater Club member Taylor White added: “Phil was wonderful in so many ways. He was a gentleman while also being quick-witted and kind. Best Santa ever!

“Always a smile and a kind word,” said Tosca Lies of the Theater Club.

Hui O Hula dancer Lori Chamberlain knew Phil as a “wonderful neighbor and friend.” 

“He was a leader here in Mutual 11, as well as throughout LW, the best Santa Claus, too! I miss him already,” she said.

Perhaps Judy Noble summed it up best: “My deepest condolences to Rosie and his family. His amazing positive energy will truly be missed in Leisure World.” 

Service arrangements are pending.

—Ruth Osborn, 

managing editor

LWer drives car into culvert

A LW resident drove through the fence into the storm channel on Golden Rain Road by Clubhouse 6 on Sept. 17 at about 4 p.m., according to Security reports. Seal Beach police and the Orange County Fire Authority responded to the call and rescued the driver, who was transported to the hospital. She was westbound on Golden Rain Road just past the traffic signal when the accident occurred. Witnesses said the driver crashed through the fence, drove down the embankment and then  up the other side, with the car ultimately settling at an angle in the bottom of the ditch. The car was later hauled out of the culvert and towed away.

GRF Visitor Access Procedures

In an effort to provide a secure community while allowing timely access to authorized visitors, the following procedures regarding visitor access shall apply. 

An authorized resident or person should call the Security Main Gate Office, (562) 594-4754, to advise the Security officer that he or she wants a visitor to enter the community. Authorized residents include:

• Owner.

• Co-occupant non-owner, no stock.

• Qualified permanent resident.

• Authorized renter.

• Power of attorney (if the resident is not deceased).

• Executor (only if unit is in “Estate” status).

• Trustee (only if unit is in “Estate” status).

People who are not authorized to call in visitors include:

• Non-resident co-owner.

• Outgoing, in escrow.

• Former renter.

•All caregivers, including part-time, full-time and live-in family caregivers.

• In escrow.

• Power of attorney (if the resident is deceased).

• Immediate family.

Authorized residents should provide the Security officer with the following information:

• Their first and last name.

• Their Mutual and unit numbers.

• The name of the visitor.

The Security officer will enter this information into the visitor access system.  

When the visitor arrives at the gate, the Security officer shall:

• Obtain the name of the visitor.

• Obtain the name of the resident they are visiting.

• Record the visitor’s vehicle license number in an iPad tablet.

• Print out the pass and give the pass to the visitor.

If there is an issue with the issuing of the pass, the visitor will be asked to park and go to the Security Office for further assistance.

—from Security

New Member Bus Tours

Starting Oct. 4, monthly orientation tours hosted by the GRF Transportation Department will offer new and recently moved-in residents bus tours of the LW community so they can learn more about the location of amenities. For more information, contact Melissa Gomez at melissag@lwsb.com.

405 off-ramp closed for month

The southbound I-405 off-ramp to Seal Beach Boulevard closed Sept. 16 for one month.  

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605. The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. 

 Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup.

North Gate Road closure extended

The North Gate Road closure, originally anticipated to end this month, will be extended through October and possibly longer, according to the Orange County Transporation Authority (OCTA). 

The reopening of the road is delayed due to unforeseen site conditions. 

North Gate Road is now anticipated to reopen in mid- to late October. 


2022 Paving Project

Phases 3 and 4 of the 2022 GRF Paving Project started  Aug. 22 and will continue until the end of October.

Currently paving/road construction crews are working on El Dorado and Northwood Road (grind and overlay with curb work).

Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in construction zones. 

The GRF Board awarded a $2.6 million contract to MJ Jurado for resurfacing, slurry and other work on a total of 18 LW streets. 

2023 Calendar submission deadline is Oct. 21

The LW Weekly is producing a 2023 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in time for the holidays. 

The deadline is to submit photos is Oct. 21. Potential contributors should submit large, high-resolution, 300 dpi images in landscape format of places and spaces in and around Leisure World and Seal Beach. Photos of people are not eligible for this project.

Cell phone photos should be emailed in the “actual size” format. Email entries to stephenb_news@lwsb.com with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. 

The calendar will be delivered free to every home. For information on technical requirements, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 392.

Feedback sought on Amphitheater show and movie season

The GRF Recreation Department is seeking input from Leisure World residents on the 2022 Summer Amphitheater show season on Thursday nights since June 30. 

This year’s shows drew crowds from 80-100% capacity. 

People were able to enjoy al fresco dining before getting together with friends and family to enjoy 12 professional concerts  featuring a wide variety of music, including classic rock, country and soul. 

It was the first full season since 2019. 

Pick up a survey at the news office and mark the appropriate boxes. Completed forms should be turned in to the Recreation Department on the ground floor of Building 5 by Oct. 13.

In the form, the Recreation Department has listed the concerts by entertainer so that residents can see the cost vs. attendance. Attendance numbers are approximate, based upon the percentage of seats filled.

It should be noted that first and last concerts cost more are as these are fixed dates, while all other productions can be juggled within the lineup to secure the best pricing. Attendence figures also reveal that show costs do not necessarily correspond to popularity.

Residents are asked to include their suggestions for futures shows.

Thank you to Amphitheater show and movie sponsors

Every year, the cost of the Amphitheater show and movie seasons is offset by advertisers who sponsor these entertainment events to partner with the LW community in a positive way. These sponsors, some of whom subsidized more than one event, help make it possible to offer shows and movies with free admission to residents and their guests. So when you patronize these community champions, make sure to thank them for their generous support.

2022 Amphitheater show sponsors include (listed in chronological order):

• On-Site Home Sales

• Home Instead Senior Care

• Gasper Monteer Real Estate 

• Financial Partners Credit Union

• Tandem Careplanning

• Athens Services

• Optum

• United Healthcare

• Cannon Legal Firm

• MemorialCare

Amphitheater movie sponsors include:

• Home Instead Senior Care

• MemorialCare

• Sandra Teel Medicare Insurance 

• Community Legal Aid SoCal

• Optum


Battery collection service discontinued

Leisure World’s battery-disposal service supplied by the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) has been discontinued. Significant cost increases the contractor was charging for pickup and processing made it impractical to continue, according to GAF officers. An alternative supplier was unable to meet insurance and liability requirements to operate in the community. 

As a result, the collection points the Golden Rain Foundation had supplied for GAF’s convenience, including the one in the Copy and Supply Center and another behind Building 5, have been removed. Residents continue to have access to battery disposal services at four county-operated sites and at local retail stores.  

The county’s four collection sites provide Orange County residents free recycling of many hazardous products, including the common, single-use household batteries used in flashlights, toys, remotes and other light-duty usages. The facility closest to Leisure World is the Huntington Beach Collection Center at 17121 Nichols Lane, Gate 6. The site is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

If the battery is rechargeable, residents have more options. Many area home supply stores, like Home Depot and Lowe’s, accept batteries designed to be recharged, such as those in computers and power tools. Most Staples stores host a similar program to recycle computer batteries and cell phones. 

Safe disposal and recycling tips are outlined in the Orange County publication, https://www.oclandfills.com/hazardous-waste.

CH 2 closed for painting

Clubhouse 2 closed for painting Sept. 19. The facility is expected to be closed until Oct. 17. All reservations have been canceled during this time. The poolroom, game room, Mission Park and restrooms will be open. Most clubs have canceled for the duration; however, some have been relocated so people should check with their groups.

The Abilene concert scheduled for Sept. 24 has been canceled, but the group will be back for its annual Halloween concert and dance on Oct. 31. For more information, email kathyt@lwsb.com.

Perspectives-Letters to Editor


The Optum open House last Saturday was such a wonderful surprise and event.

There were 18 different services available in Optum. I learned so much and was so surprised that there are so many specialists at our Optum, which is here in Leisure World. Every service had a professional person ready to discuss what he or she offers to help keep us healthy. Amazing!

Seal Beach Mayor Joe Kalmick was a guest speaker, as was our Seal Beach Councilmember Sandra Massa-Lavitt. United States Rep. Michelle Steel who represents our district also attended, along with other officials. This did not include our doctors and specialists in other fields who were also there.

All were ready to talk and help us understand Optum programs, its staff and professional specialists. All the dignitaries from Leisure World and the insurance people had booths. There was music, tents and lots of fun.

Another surprise: I didn’t know they had an incentive program set up with the food trucks. People who discussed their programs with them got a $10 gift certificate to have lunch there.

Everyone should have been aware about this special event.  Next time, send flyers to every Mutual publicizing this important event.

Adair Paul

Mutual 12


I want to thank the person who put two beautiful small rocks at the entrance to my home on Interlachen. It was so heart warming to me. The colors are so bright and pretty. As I was admiring them, I turned them over. On the bottom of each rock was written “the painter.” Since I did not know who to thank, I decided to put a note in the Leisure World paper. You just do not know how much you made my day and life.

I am leaving the rocks there so I can think about you each and every time I go in and out of my home. I have also included you in my daily prayers. God bless you.

Eileen Dohl

Mutual 11

Senior Resource Focus

Editor’s Note: National Suicide Prevention Week is an annual week-long campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. Robann Arshat, GRF member resources and assistance liaison, prepared the following article to remind people that help is available.

People can reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is comprised of a national network of over 200 local crisis centers. 

It became available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16. 

This new, shorter phone number will make it easier for people to remember and access mental health crisis services, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices.  

The lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.  

It utilizes the guidance of experts, as well as the voices of lived experience, to continually improve lifeline services.  These individuals bring invaluable knowledge and support to their mission of reducing the national incidence of suicide. 

The lifeline is available for everyone; it’s free and confidential.  

Lifeline options for deaf and hard of hearing are as follows: TTY Users: dial 711, then 988.

Additional crisis services and hotlines include:

• Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) responds to psychiatric emergency calls throughout the Orange County Community. CAT can respond to private residences at the time of a crisis and provide evaluation for any adult who has a psychiatric emergency or who is at psychiatric risk or needing psychiatric hospitalization. Anyone can make a call to the CAT team in time of crisis, whether it’s a family member, friend or neighbor having a psychiatric outburst, or any type of behavioral or mental breakdown that has escalated.

To reach the Crisis Assessment Team, call 24/7 toll free (866) 830-6044, (714) 517-6353 or the Older Adult Behavioral Health CAT team at (866) 830-6011.

• Veterans Crisis Line, (988) or 1(800) 273-8255 (option 1)

Residents are invited to visit the brochure display in Building 5 for more information.  

To book an appointment to learn more about the information here, call Robann Arshat at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.

Government 09 22 22

GRF Board of Directors Meeting


Tuesday, September 27

10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4/Virtual


1.      Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2.      Roll Call 

3.      President’s Announcements

4.      Service Awards/Staff Commendations

5.      Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update

6.      Member Comments/Correspondence 

7.      Consent Calendar 

         a.    Special GRF Board of Directors Minutes 

i. Election for Mutual Eleven GRF Representative 

Minutes, August 29

ii. Ratification of Committees Minutes, August 29 

         b.    GRF Board of Directors Minutes, August 23 

         c.    Approve Capital Funds Investment Purchase

         d.    Approve Reserve Funds Investment Purchase 

         e.    Acceptance of the Interim Financial Statements, 

                August 2022, for Audit 

         f.     Replacement of Clubhouse 4 Heat Pump, Unit B-1

8.      Ad Hoc Reports 

         a.    Establishment of Community Gardens Ad Hoc 


         b.    Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee – 


         c.    Website Ad Hoc Committee – Discussion

9.      New Business 

         a.    Architectural Review Design Committee

i. Amend 10-5160-3, Committee Charter

         b.    GRF Administration Committee

i. Amend 30-5093-3, Authorized Resident (AR) 

Rules of Conduct, Procedure for Notification of 

Violation and Right to Hearing

ii. Amend 30-5025-3, GRF Election Procedure

iii. Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms

         c.    Finance Committee

i. Approve SRO Labor Rate

ii. Amend 40-5340-1, Capital Improvement Fund

iii. Amend 40-5115-3, Finance Committee Charter

iv. TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees

         d.    Information Technology Services Committee

i. Reserve Funding Request – Computer Re-


ii. Reserve Funding Request – Clubhouse 4 Dias 


iii. Reserve Funding Request – IT Office Renovation

iv. Reserve Funding Request – Phone System 


v. TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 20-5560-1, Survei-

llance Camera Policy

         e.    Mutual Administration Committee

i. Amend 50-1646-2, Stock Transfer Office Sche-

dule of Fees

         f.     Physical Property Committee

i. Capital Funding Request: Speed Cushions in Five 


ii. Capital Funding Request: North Gate Road to 

Northwood Road Traffic Calming Measures

iii. Capital Funding Request: Golf Course – Add 

Sidewalk Behind First Tee

iv. Capital Funding Request: West End Bocce Ball at 

Clubhouse 2 

v. Approve Increase of Permit Fee for Modification 

of Residence 

vi. TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 60-5000-1, Use of 

Community Facilities, Dumpsters at 1.8 Acres 


         g.    Recreation Committee

i. Amend 70-1401-3, Outside Bus Services

10.    Next Meeting  

          Tuesday, October 25 in Clubhouse 4/Virtual

11.     Adjournment 

GRF Budget

Special Board of 

Directors Meeting


Thursday, September 29

1 p.m.

Clubhouse 4/Virtual

1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Pledge of Allegiance

4.  Announcements

5.  Shareholder/Member Comments

NOTE: Foundation members are permitted to make comments before the business of the Board begins. Requests must be registered in advance of the meeting and comments are limited to four minutes.

6.  New Business

    a.  General

         i.  Approve Transfers of 

             Capital Fund to 

             Reserve Fund

        ii.  Approval of the 

             Proposed 2023 

             Operating Budget

7.  Adjournment

GRF Meetings 

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

Thurs., Sept. 22 GRF Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Sept. 27 GRF Board of Directors Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., Sept. 29 GRF Special Board of Directors Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 3 Physical Property Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., Oct. 3 Recreation Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 4 Information Technology Services 


Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs., Oct. 6 GRF Board of Directors Meeting

(Executive Session)

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

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

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Sept. 22 Mutual 1

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Fri., Sept. 23 Mutual 6

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 10 a.m.

Mon., Sept. 26 Mutual  8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9:30 a.m.

Wed., Sept. 28 Mutual 10

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tues., Oct. 4 Mutual 17

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 6 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Family Radio Service Users

The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) to practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. The call-in time is from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. 

Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then press the side button before stating your first name, last name initial and Mutual number. Release when finished.

For more information or instruction on the use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at rjerxn@yahoo.com, or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 409.

News Deadlines for the LW Weekly

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.

Sports and Games Page 8

Shuffleboard Club announces teams for upcoming fall league

Six teams for fall shuffleboard were announced at the Sept. 14 meeting of the Shuffleboard Club, with 48 players initiating the two leagues, representing a significant growth in membership since the 2020-2022 COVID shutdowns. The Friday morning group will begin on Sept. 30 while the new evening teams will begin Tuesday, Oct. 4. 

Anyone interested in watching the friendly competitions is invited to drop by the Courts Building (behind Clubhouse 1 on Burning Tree Lane) from 8:30-11 on Friday mornings and 6-8:30 on Tuesday evenings.

With years of experience, Sally Fowler, Mutual 8, will be a captain for two teams, one in the morning and one in the evening. Other morning captains will be Milly Larsen, Mutual 2, and Rod Osgood, Mutual 9. The additional evening captains will be Jack O’Brien, Mutual 2, and Karen Mendon, Mutual 14. This year, each team will also be assigned an assistant captain who will help the captain maintain individual and team statistics as well as provide leadership for the maintenance of the courts before and after each team session. Open play practice sessions are a great time for interested LW residents to stop by the courts to see what LW indoor shuffleboard is all about. Practice sessions are Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11 and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 throughout September. Games are fun and low stress, where a friendly group can laugh and compete at the same time. Partners are not needed. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. Annual dues are just $5.

Although the initial teams for fall play are almost full, a waitlist has been established for a second Tuesday Night League play that is tentatively scheduled to begin Nov. 15 and finish before Christmas. Waitlist and social members may participate in all non-league events, including open houses, non-competitive open play practice times, potluck events, BYOB parties, holiday events and a summer cook-out. For more information, call or text Kay Mount at (775) 527-0426.

Women’s Golf: President’s Trophy

The annual two-week president’s trophy tournament competition began on Sept. 13. Forty-five women golfers participated in the first round. 

Twelve golfers scored 13 birdies and Soo Choi was the only golfer who made two birdies.

The Flight winners were:

Flight A—Low Gross: Devora Kim, 27; Low Net: Susie Kim, 25; Birdies/hole: Soo Choi, 1 and 9, Lisa Kim, 3, Susie Kim and Stella Yoon, 8, and Devora Kim, 9.

Flight B—Low Gross: Theresa Lim, 30; Low Net: A tie between Angela Song and Sang An, 25; Birdies/hole: Sally Park, 2, Theresa Lim, 3, Angela Song and Sang An, 6.

Flight C—Low Gross: A tie between Sue Yokomi and Hailee Yang, 35; Low Net: A tie between Patty Littrell and Soo Kim, 37; Birdies: none.

Flight D—Low Gross: A tie between Keung Ju and Kum Delias, 36; Low Net: Connie Kang, 25; Birdies/ hole: Neva Senske, 2, and Kum Delias, 8.

Men’s Golf League Monday-Friday League:

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

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and Eagles (two under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. 

If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

Golf Tournaments:

The next Men’s Tournament will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28, plus every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. 

Those who had planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 as soon as they know. Players should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee times and be ready to play.

-—Dave LaCascia

Table Tennis Club

The table tennis club has been active this year since reopening club activities in the clubhouses. The club has purchased a new robot for all players to enjoy.

The club has also installed partitions between the tables to make playing easier and more enjoyable. 

All this has been made possible thanks to high membership and donations from members.

The club’s annual picnic is planned for Sept. 24 in Clubhouse 1 at noon. All members are invited to attend free of charge, and guests will be charged $10 to participate. 

The club anticipates high attendance. A holiday party in Clubhouse 4 is also being planned for December.

Club fees are $10 per year. Contact Randy Miller at (562) 900-5184 or Hanna Rubenstein at (562) 900-4243 for more details about the club and membership. 

Bocce Ball: Report from the Court

They say practice makes perfect, and residents will need lots of it if they hope to win the Leisure World Summer League Bocce Ball Championship on Oct. 1. 

The championship games will be held in the morning at 9, 9:45, 10:30 and 11:15 at the bocce ball courts located in Mission Park behind Clubhouse 2.

Pool Club members cue up for fall league, competition will end mid-November

The first round of the Leisure World Fall 2022 Pool League started in Clubhouse 2 and in Clubhouse 1 at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12. Since the group has 10 three-person teams, playing all the games in Clubhouse 2 would have taken too long. After meeting in Clubhouse 2, Teams 7-10 went to Clubhouse 1 to play their matches.

As in recent leagues, each team has three players, who are designated as “A”, “B” and “C”, according to skill level. Each player plays seven games, two doubles matches of eight ball and nine ball, one singles match against their corresponding opponent in eight ball and nine ball. The final match of the night has all three players on each team play one game of eight ball. In a 13-point match, there is always a winner and never a tie. Every team will play every other team in the league once and then the season will finish on Nov. 14, with a sweepstakes event.

The match between the Ball Busters and the Crack Shots was a one sided affair with the Ball Busters winning 12-1. Kurt Bourhenne and Tiffany Pan both won all seven of their games for the Ball Busters, and Bruce Pettys only lost his eight ball singles match.

In the closest match of the night, Any Hole Counts edged The 3 Amigos 7-6. Steve Edrich, the “A” player for Any Hole Counts, won five games and four doubles.

The Rustlers, who look to be one of the league’s strongest teams, won 11-2 over Right on Cue. Rusty Aquino, Gary Snow and Connie Terry each won five games, and all three players won both of their singles matches.

Over in Clubhouse 1, The Renegades won 10-3 over the Bank Bandits. Renegrads Steve Mitchell and John Burns each won six games, including both their singles games.

Hard to Handle won over Rockin’ Rollers 8-5. Bob Barnum and Susan Dotson each won five games, and Dotson, a much improved player, won both of her singles matches.

-—Dave Silva

Community, pages 10-14

LW Birthdays

Bob Melville celebrated his 95th birthday. He has lived in Mutual 2 with his wife, Virginia, for over 35 years.

Cindy Gannon advanced to her 85th birthday. She is as old as the Golden Gate Bridge, the cobb salad and Snow White. She celebrated with friends and family. She and Keith Kelsay are planning her 90th cruise in the spring.

Genealogy Club

Ina Gibbons will speak Sept. 28

Ina Gibbons will speak at the the Genealogy Club’s meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social hour begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10.

The topic of Gibbons’ presentation is titled “Breaking My Brick Wall.” She will talk about what happened when she reread every word of an old document that she had in her possession for many many years. 

Gibbons was born in Greenrock, Scotland, and came to America in 1960 when she was 20 years old. She was supposed to stay for one year;however, she met her future husband and the rest is history. She started genealogy research in 1995 and immediately became addicted. 

The Genealogy Library is located in Clubhouse 3, adjacent to the reception area, and is open Monday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The club is still in need of a volunteer for Saturdays. 

Nominations are open for the board of directors. 

A trip is being planned to visit the Orange County Family Search Library in Yorba Linda on Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-noon. A sign-up sheet to schedule carpooling is available in the Genealogy Library.  Volunteers from the FamilySearch Library will be available to assist.

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

Sunshine Club

Learn how to triumph over technology on Friday

The Sunshine Club will sponsor an hour-long workshop featuring Leisure World’s longtime technology experts Tina Schaffer and Jeff Plum of Computer Images Plus on Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. 

This user-friendly workshop is for anyone who wants to gain the knowledge and control that comes from understanding simple and easy ways to navigate the world of often confusing functions of their home computers, whether the operating system is Apple or Microsoft. Attendees will leave with helpful handouts and rewarding insights from computer war stories and phish tales that have befallen others. 

People will enjoy a sense of computer mastery after learning how to stay safe on their computers, tablets and phones. Schaffer and Plum will discuss new scams residents should be aware of including:

• Publishers Clearing House

• Amazon scams

• PayPal scams

• Facebook Marketplace

Schaffer and Plum will also discuss how to guard against old scams  including:

• Gift cards

• Fake grandchildren  

• Phone call scams

• Romance scams

They will also discuss two factor authentication, if it is necessary, how to use it and what an authenticator app is.

Schaffer and Plum will also cover what people should do if they get scammed via bank accounts, credit cards, identity theft or computer cleanup scams.

All residents are welcome to join. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome.

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

Impaired Vision and Hearing Club

The Impaired  Vision and Hearing Club will resume meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 27.  Club President Juanita Townsend will call the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Note that the room has changed.  It is across the hall from room 1.  

Sharon Kohn has arranged for Dr. David DeKriek, an  audiologist based in Cerritos, to speak.

DeKriek has helped the hearing-impaired for more than 20 years in a variety of medical environments. He completed an internship at UCLA, served as a member of the cranio-facial team at Orthopaedic Hospital, and has provided diagnostic and rehabilitative services to many local medical offices before starting his own practice.

DeKriek earned his doctorate of audiology at the University of Florida and has been awarded his Board Certification in Audiology. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Club members are reminded to make a reservation for the handicap bus in advance if needed.

For more information, call Kohn at (562) 596-1969. 

Find gently used treasures at Mutual 12’s yard sale on Sept. 29

Residents are welcome to attend Mutual 12’s neighborhood yard sale on Sept. 29, 30, and Oct. 1 at 13430 St. Andrews Dr.ive between buildings 72 and 73. There will be over eight sellers on one block.

The group is  doing its part to keep gently used items from ending up in the dumpsters and landfills. Part of the proceeds from the yard sale will go to the Orange County Rescue Mission to help veterans re-establish themselves into civilian life.

For more information on the Orange County Rescue Mission in Tustin, contact Rich Carson at (714) 719-6872.

Concerned Shareholders

The Concerned Shareholders Club will host an open discussion regarding the new TV and Internet services coming to Leisure World. Residents are encouraged to bring their questions to the meeting and be prepared to learn more.  

The group will meet today, Sept. 22, in  Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m.  

Animal Care Services

Long Beach Animal Care Services provides animal control services to Seal Beach. To report coyote activities or other animal control issues, call the 24-hour animal services line at (562) 570-7387, or go online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report. 

Residents are reminded  not to engage and give space to wild animals, strays and any sick or agressive looking animal they come across.

SB Women’s Club

Laughlin trip returns next year

The Women’s Club of Seal Beach is pleased to announce the return of its annual bus trip to Laughlin, Nevada, on April 24-26, 2023.  

This fundraising event is one of many the club sponsors during the year to support local organizations, student and civic activities.  The fun-filled adventure includes a charter bus to and from Laughlin, two nights at the Edgewater Hotel and two free meals at the hotel.  Tickets cost $150 single and $120 per person double occupancy. 

 The bus leaves from the Seal Beach Community Center at 151 Marina Drive at 8 a.m. on April 24 and returns about 5 p.m. on April 26. Parking passes are available for those who want to leave their cars at the center.  

Registration information is available by calling  (562) 434-7113.

August Security Report

The following is an account of the security report for August. It has been edited for clarity and brevity. 


Aug. 18, 11:05 a.m., Mutual 2

Pot left on stove caused smoke but no  further damage to the unit.


Aug. 12, 3:05 a.m., Golden Rain Road and Maintenance Yard

Coyote was no longer at the scene when Security arrived.


Aug. 4, 4:47 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident stated an unknown person removed all her jewelry from her unit and then put it back the next day.

Aug. 5, 6:14 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed a bicycle from a carport.

Mutual 15, 8 a.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed a suitcase from the carport area.

Aug. 24, 3:40 p.m., Mutual 2

A person accused a resident of theft. Seal Beach Police were called to the scene and interviewed both parties. No further action was taken by the police.

Aug, 29, 9:50 a.m., St. Andrews Drive and Church Place

A resident was found removing dirt surrounding the GRF flower containers.

Aug. 31, 5:12 p.m., Mutual 7

Ongoing issue with a resident complaining of people entering his unit, removing items and pulling the blankets off his body while he sleeps.


Aug. 4, 1:34 a.m., Mutual 8

A resident complained of a dog barking. Security advised the owner, who stated that she would quiet the dog.

Aug. 31, 4:20 p.m., Mutual 15

Security followed up an issue with a resident violating a neighboring Mutual’s dog policy. 


Aug. 4, 4:10 p.m., St. Andrews Drive and Golden Rain Road

A caregiver struck a fence while driving.

Aug. 7, 11 a.m.,13900 Church Place

A moving vehicle struck another moving vehicle while driving in reverse.

Aug. 9, 7:37 p.m., Mutual 8

A resident observed damage to her vehicle while parked in her carport.

Aug. 11, 11:25 a.m., Del Monte Drive and Golden Rain Road

A moving vehicle struck a pole. A resident had to be transported to the hospital.

Aug. 11, 12:30 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident struck another vehicle while reversing out of the carport.

Aug. 12, 2:10 p.m., St. Andrews Drive and Redeemer Church

A golf cart struck a vehicle.

Aug. 15, 9:21 a.m., Exit Gate

A vehicle struck another moving vehicle while exiting Leisure World.

Aug. 18, 10:50 a.m., 13741 Annandale Drive

An unknown person struck a short retaining wall and fled the scene.

Aug. 22, 2:15 p.m., St. Andrews  at Oakmont Road

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.

Aug. 25, 10:45 a.m., St. Andrews and Oakmont Road

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle

Aug, 29, 3:28 p.m., Main Gate and Del Monte Drive

A vehicle struck a traffic barrel and stop sign in the roadway.


Aug. 2, 11:27 a.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident complaint regarding noise from the neighboring unit.

Aug. 2, 11:49 p.m., Mutual 1

A neighbor heard loud voices from neighboring unit. The other resident was contacted and stopped the noise.

Aug. 3, 3:20 p.m., Mutual 15

A neighbor hearing loud voices from neighboring unit. The other resident was contacted and stopped the noise.

Aug. 4, 3 a.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing complaint regarding loud talking from the neighboring unit.

Aug. 8, 12:16 a.m., Mutual 14

A resident complained of loud talking in a neighboring unit. The neighbors were advised and lowered their voices.

Aug. 8, 3:23 a.m., Mutual 1

Residents complained of loud TV noise from neighboring unit. Resident was advised by Security, and the TV was turned off.

Aug. 15,11:53 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident stated neighboring unit’s TV was too loud. No noise was detected at the scene.

Aug. 17, 2:10 a.m., Mutual 10

A resident stated he heard noises outside of his unit. No noise was detected at the scene.

Aug. 26,10:44 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of neighbors speaking loudly. The neighbors were advised and lowered their voices. 


Aug. 3, 8:48 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident fell while walking. Security transported to her back to the residence.

Aug. 3, 2:10 p.m., Clubhouse 6

A resident fell while dancing.

Aug. 4, 9:05 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident fell out of a scooter but did not require transportation to the hospital.

Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation to the hospital.

Aug. 7, 12:50 p.m., Mutual 2

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

Aug.8, 10:45 a.m., Mutual 2

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

Aug. 13, 7:38 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident fell in the pool’s shower area but did not  require transportation to the hospital.

Aug. 22, 4:59 p.m., Mutual 11

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

Aug. 25, 9:05 p.m., Amphitheater

A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation to the hospital.

Aug. 27, 11:12 a.m., Mutual 1

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

Aug. 30, 10:06 a.m., Gym

A resident felt dizzy while picking up a water bottle, fell and was taken to the hospital.


Aug. 2, 8:35 p.m., St. Andrews Drive

A person drove the wrong way  on the road. SBPD arrived at the scene but no arrest was made, and the resident went home.

Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m., Golf Course 

A resident was advised of the rules regarding obtaining signatures on a petition.

Aug. 3, 5:55 a.m., Main Gate

A man on foot ran past the Main Gate and refused to stop. SBPD was called and found the person and escorted him out of Leisure World.

Aug. 3, 5:58 a.m., Main Gate

A woman on foot ran past the main gate and refused to stop. SBPD was called and found her at her grandmothers’ residence. The grandmother wanted the woman escorted out of Leisure World,  and SBPD complied.

Aug. 3, 2:12 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident reported a possible trespasser. The person was attempting to serve papers and left the scene when asked. 

Aug. 3, 5:20 a.m., Main Gate

A resident verbally abused a GRF employee regarding rules and regulations.

Aug, 3, 2:35 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident verbally abused a GRF employee regarding rules and regulations.

Aug. 3, 11 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident’s visitor attempted to enter wrong unit.

Aug. 4, 11:30 a.m., Mutual 15

An ongoing family dispute between a resident, who ordered  her granddaughter out of her unit, and her granddaughter, who refused. SBPD was called, and the granddaughter escorted out of Leisure World.

Aug. 4, 5:34 p.m., Mutual 11

Ongoing issue regarding an unauthorized resident using GRF amenities.

Aug. 6, 9:40 p.m., Clubhouse 4

A resident was not in compliance with rules regarding occupancy of the Ceramics Room.

Aug. 10, 5:46 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident stated an unknown person tampered with a delivered box. No contents were missing.

Aug. 10, 11 a.m., Golf Course 

A resident involved another resident in a verbal altercation.

Aug. 9, 2:56 p.m., Main Gate

An ongoing issue with a guest verbally abusing Security staff. The person was denied entry.

Aug. 10, 11:05 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident stated an unknown person attempted to pry open the camper shell on his truck. No contents were removed from his truck.

Aug. 11, 2:35 p.m., Mutual 2

SBPD was called about a possible trespasser. The person in question was visiting a resident.

Aug. 12, 11:27 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident complained of a strong smoke odor coming from  the neighboring unit.

Aug. 16, 12:30 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident offered to paint chairs for a fee for other residents.

Aug. 16, 8:33 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident complained of vendors not securing units after completing work.

Aug. 17, 5:25 p.m., St. Andrews Gate

A vehicle drove through the gate without stopping for verification. SBPD was called, and the person was found and removed from Leisure World.

Aug. 18, 7:38 p.m., Amphitheater

Ongoing issue with an unauthorized resident using GRF amenities.

Aug. 20, 3:19 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident involved another resident in a verbal altercation.

Aug. 20, 7:35 a.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident dispute regarding noise.

Aug. 20, 6:04 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a variety of issues.

Aug. 20, 6:26 p.m., Amphitheater

A person was videotaping a performance and was advised not to do so. The person became argumentative but eventually complied.

Aug. 21, 1:15 p.m., Mutual 2

Residents became involved in a verbal altercation regarding the use of the sidewalk.

Aug. 23, 8:35 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident claimed people were hiding in the unit. Security searched the unit and did not find anyone.

Aug. 24, 10:53 a.m., Mutual  3

A lost resident was found and returned home safely.

Aug. 24, 6:15 p.m., Mutual 1

Construction workers were working past curfew. Security advised workers, who stopped all work.

Aug. 25, 4:50 p.m., Mutual 7

A vendor reported resident insisted on exiting his carport after area was slurry sealed. Signs were posted.  Tire marks were made throughout the slurry seal.

Aug. 26, 12:30 a.m., Mutual 17

Water was leaking into a unit. The source of the leak was stopped, and the restoration team was called.

Aug. 28, 9:20 a.m., Mutual 5

Ongoing issue of a resident reporting knocking on her front door, with no one found near her unit.

Aug. 31, 8:17 a.m., Mutual 6

Unauthorized occupant advised of status and left peacefully. 


Paramedic calls: 169

Theft: 6

Traffic Incidents: 11

Death Investigations: 9

Lost Residents: 1

Injury: 10

Noise Complaints: 9

Fire: 1

Pet Complaints: 2

Coyote Sightings: 1

Grand Totals: 219

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The LW Republican Club’s information and hospitality booth is open every Monday and Wednesday from 11a.m.–2 p.m. in the parking lot near Clubhouse 6. Campaign signs are available for GOP-endorsed candidates. 

The Republican Club hosted a “Meet the Candidates” forum   on Sept. 16. Candidates who attended the event included  Rona Goldberg for Los Alamitos Unified School District Board; Nathan Steele for Seal Beach City Council; Diane Dixon for State Assembly and Scott Baugh for  U.S. Congress.

Steele was recently endorsed by the Orange County Republican Party.

The club’s monthly meeting was held  on Sept. 21 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. California State Senate candidate Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen was the main speaker.

Nguyen secured over $15 million in grants for local schools this year to help them modernize and improve classrooms.

She also helped pass legislation expanding health care for the homeless, mentally ill and for lower-income families.

Nguyen was honored as Legislator of the Year by the American Legion for her dedicated work on behalf of veterans and their families.

The legislator earned an “A” rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association because of her work to protect Proposition 13 and stop tax increases.

Nguyen  said she is proud of her work in writing bipartisan legislation to increase the renters tax credit to help families deal with the high cost of living.


The LW Republican Club’s book of the month for September is “Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt,” by Arthur C. Brooks. In his book,  Brooks voices concern that the divisiveness of political rhetoric and attitudes is hurtful to indi-viduals and the nation as a whole.

Brooks is president of the American Enterprise Institute, which is the largest conservative public policy institute in the United States. The book is available on Amazon and other outlets. 

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The LW Democratic Club’s membershop meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1 p.m. Members and supporters can choose to join the meeting in person or via Zoom. To receive login information, call (562) 412-0898.

During the meeting, Stephanie Campbell will present information on the General Election ballot measures.  Marlys Davidson will speak  about the situation facing the  local school board, as well as school boards throughout the U.S.

Campbell is the chair of the local League of Women Voters Speakers Bureau. She was a founding member of the Orange County chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in 2004. She is also the current president of the chapter, as well as a former member of the organization’s National Board of Trustees.  

Campbell is also the county action coordinator for Compassion and Choices.  She is a naturalized US citizen—born in England—who lived in Israel for two years prior to coming to the United States. 

Davidson is a member of the Los Alamitos School District Board of Trustees. She was a teacher in Los Alamitos at the elementary and secondary school levels for 25 years. In 2010, she was honored as the district’s Teacher of the Year. After retiring in 2016, she worked as an education consultant to the district. 

Davidson is running for reelection in the November General Election, although not in one of the LW school districts.  However, Leisure World voters living in Trustee Area Three, will be asked to choose between incumbent board president Diana Hill and Republican Party-supported Rona Goldberg.

There will be no election in Trustee Area Four, where a recent attempt to recall Trus-tee Scott Fayette failed. This was not the first time Fayette had been targeted by a recall.   In December 2021, an effort to recall Fayette, trustee Megan Cutuli and current Board Vice President Chris Forehan also failed.


Weather permitting, the club’s Information and Hospitality Booth will be open in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26. In October, the booth will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information concerning candidates supported by the Democratic Club will be available at the booth, as will information about membership in the club. 

For more in-depth reporting about plans for the upcoming General Election, as well as information about the club’s programs for the coming months, LW Democrats and no preferred party supporters can subscribe to the club’s newsletter by emailing  democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. 

People are asked to include their full name, address, phone number and party affiliation.

LW residents Robbie Roth (l-r), Donna Gambol, Mitzi Winks, Cathy Roth and Midge Bash   recently attended the Americas Got Talent finals live-taping in Pasadena.

Paul Lee of Mutual 8 (r) shared a  donation of hand wipes with those at the Hospitality Room, including Tammy Do (l), of Mutual 5 and Debbie Degrazia of Mutual 1. Residents can enjoy free coffee, cookies and meet new people  in the Hospitality Room, located in Clubhouse 6 Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m

LW Chicagoans meet up Oct. 1

All LW Chicagoans are invited to meet and reminise on all things Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 1, outside Clubhouse 6 by the umbrellas at noon. 

For more information, call Stacy Strout at (714) 328-2701.


Tillie Stiehr


Tillie Stiehr born on April 14, 1929, passed peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 31  at the age of 93 in Long Beach, California. 

Tillie is survived by her sister Phyllis Smith, as well as her sons Wayne and Mark Stiehr. Tillie lost her twin sister Lillie in  infancy due to pneumonia. She was born in Washington, Michigan, in the Stone Bar, an establishment her parents Gertrude “Jesty” and Frank Rogala founded and which still is in business today. She used to proclaim, “I was born in a bar!”

A resident of Romeo, Michigan, one of her long-term positions was at Firestone Tire. Tillie moved to California in 1978, where she enjoyed her position at Strollee, a baby furniture company, and WR Grace among others. Tillie remained lifelong friends with many of her work acquaintances.

After retiring, Tillie made a trip with her sister Phyllis to Poland, where she connected with relatives of the Rogala family (Rogala was Tillie’s maiden name).

Tillie retired to Leisure World, Seal Beach, where she became Queen Mother of the Magic Red Hats for many years. She became “Hugger” the Clown with a Leisure World social “clown” group. Tillie got a further taste of show biz in Leisure World’s Theater Club where, as well as other roles, with a sparkle in her eye, she was a red-haired Santa’s helper.

Tillie enjoyed collecting dolls, and she named them all and was surrounded by them in her home.

Tillie appeared in many music videos with her nephew, singer/producer Frank Rogala. Tillie’s final scene-stealing appearances were made at the age of 90 in the award-winning music video “Oo La La” with Frank’s Smash Mob.

Tillie enjoyed lunches with the Leisure World Traveling Tigers and at the Community Karaoke Club, where she was known to tip the other performers.

Tillie also enjoyed monthly dinners, dances, and annual luau with the Filipino American Club of Leisure World. Socially active, Tillie enjoyed attending shows, dances, and parties of many groups as well as cruises (such as one along the California coast from San Francisco to San Diego that hit all the major attractions).

Tillie was Polish Catholic and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church where she felt a deep connection with the Holy Spirit.

–paid obituary


In Memoriam

Phillip Mandeville 81

Ada Marshall 83

Joel Reynolds 74

Dana Branch 66

Mary Quinn 83

Ernest Faulkner III 71

Maureen Adler 76

Harry Rice 93

Tharuce Opalewski 69

Joanne Maurer 91

Samuel Clark 69

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary

Religion, pages 20-21

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev is conducting in-person services this year, led by Rabbi-Cantor Galit-Shirah. All services will be held in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.  

 The High Holy Day schedule is:

•Erev Rosh HaShanah: Sunday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m. 

•The First Day of Rosh Hashanah: Monday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m.

•Kol Nidre: Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m.

•Yom Kippur: Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.

• Erev Sukkot: Sunday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m.

•First Day of Sukkot: Monday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m.

•Erev Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Sunday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m.

• Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah: Monday, Oct. 17,  at 10 a.m.

The Second Days of Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot services will be livestreamed  at Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel); and via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

Live, in-person Shabbat services will begin Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Services will also be livestreamed for both Friday Shabbat evening and Saturday morning service at the above links.

This Shabbat, Sept. 24, is the day before Rosh Hashanah.  The Torah reading is “N’tsavim” (You stand). Traditionally, the entire Torah portion is read, from Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20. The Israelite nation, men, women, children, wood cutters, water carriers, elders and strangers, stands before Moses for the Covenant Ceremony to accept HaShem and the Law. Moses ends by presenting a choice between “life or death,” or “prosperity or adversity” Moses  explains that this instruction is not out of reach. It is “not in the heavens” or “beyond the sea,” it is very close, “in your mouth and in your heart” that you may observe it.

The Torah reading on Rosh Hashanah morning (Day 1), on Sept. 26, is from “Vayera,” in Genesis 21:1-34. HaShem remembers Sarah and promises that she will have a son; the Maftir (separation) is from “Pinchas,” Numbers 29:1-6.  On Rosh Hashanah morning on Sept. 27, (Day 2, online only) the reading will be “Vayera,” Genesis 22:1-24; the Binding of Isaac. The Maftir is the same as the First Day, “Pinchas,” Numbers 29:1-6.

All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddurim,“Mishkan HaT’filah” and “Mishkan HaNefesh.”  Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available at live, in-person services.

To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.

Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Rabbi Galit-Shirah will need some assistance preparing for services. Those who can help should let her know beforehand.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; the Hymn Sing will be held this Sunday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Announcement: The Hymn Sing has been a well-loved ministry to residents of Leisure World for over 20 years. Pastor Dan Ballinger, with his beautifully trained voice and gentle humor, and Norma, with her melodic accompaniment at the piano, have been the power couple behind the Hymn Sing and its continuing ministry. All present and former attendees of the Hymn Sing are invited to come and honor Pastor Dan and Norma for their decades of faithful leadership at their last Hymn Sing on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m., in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Those who have enjoyed Hymn Sing are invited to shower the Ballingers with notes and cards expressing appreciation for their ministry and friendship. There will be a basket to collect the cards and notes at the door. 

Sermon for this week: This Sunday is a special day from morning till night. On Sunday morning, a longtime friend and missionary to Asia Pacific will share what God is doing through them in a difficult part of the world to reach.  

Bible Study: “Whisper,” by Mark Batterson, continues to call followers of Christ to listen for God’s voice. The brief video presentation sets out the study for the session, and the discussion and questions that follow lead students to a deeper level of intimacy with God.

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

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

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

First Christian Church

First Christian Church 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 worship and explore God’s word together “that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Romans 1:12).

Message from the Pastor

So far in the study of Genesis, God describes the formation of the earth, the sun and moon, the land and the vegetation that covers the earth encompassing four days. 

 Moving forward with the study and into days five and sixwill describe the creation of the inhabitants of this new planet, which includes the animals in the water, land and air, and ultimately the creation of man and woman in God’s own image. 

Finally, God gives insight to the man and woman with respect to how this planet will sustain itself. All of creation was designed with a purpose and a preciseness.  

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week there will be a special selection sung by Sherry Parmenter.

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

Midweek Studies

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

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 is from 6-7 p.m.

Scripture of the Week

“For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope,” Romans 15:4, NASB.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information, call (562) 431-8810.

Community Church

Join Community Church at Polly’s Pies from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sept. 28 to support Community Church’s missions team fundraiser.

People can pick up the Polly’s Pies fundraiser flyer with barcode on Sunday morning or from the church office during the week. Flyers are required at time of payment to qualify the purchase to donate 20% to the missions team.

Kelly Frankiewicz will expand her approach to contentment and its value over wealth accumulation when she speaks on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 9:50 a.m.

Entrances to the church may be found at the front of the church and by the pedestrian gate between the church and the shops. Proof of vaccination is no longer required to enter the sanctuary; masking is optional.   Community Church also offers virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook. 

Those who are are in need without another way to address that need may call the church office at (562) 431-2503.

Faith Christian Assembly

“So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable” 2 Corinthians 4:18,” (Amplified Bible). 

There is no end to the distractions in today’s world that can overtake people’s attention. It’s a constant effort to remember that there is so much more in life.  Though they may experience hardship in this world, believers know that God is a good father who has blessed them with purpose in this life and a glorious eternity in the next.  

Faith Christian Assembly’s Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the pre-service prayer at 5 p.m. The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd.

To receive a copy of the church’s free monthly newsletter or to  receive more information on the church, contact the office during business hours Tuesday through Friday by calling (562) 598-9010, by emailing contact@fcachurch.net, or by visiting the church webiste at www.FCAchurch.net.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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

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

The course of study is the Old Testament. Personal reading should be those chapters in Isaiah not covered in this study. The study for the week of  Sept. 26 covers Isaiah 50-57.

LW Baptist Church

All residents are welcome at LW Baptist Church. Jesus calls believers to take up their cross and follow him. Believers realize that despite tribulations they will enter the kingdom of God. If they are serving the Lord, they can’t lose. Christ’s people are one with him and with each other, and their fellowship means a win-win situation, no matter the circumstances.

The Sunday celebration serviceat 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 will resound with praise for all the way the Savior leads believers, and the choir will sing, “I know who holds tomorrow.” The Women’s Christian Fellowship group meets on Monday, Sept. 26,  at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. 

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

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mymon will also lead the hybrid service on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. This Saturday’s Torah portion is Nitzavim from the book of Deuteronomy. Moses describes the Covenant between God and the Israelites, urging the Israelites to uphold the Covenant and honor the Torah so that they may be rewarded with life in the Land of Israel.   

Rabbi Mymon will lead the services for Congregation Sholom’s High Holidays services along with Cantor Chalin, who is a new member of the clergy.  Services will be held via Zoom as well as in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.The schedule for the High Holidays is as follows:

• Sunday,  Sept. 25: Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Chalin will lead Erev Rosh Hashanah services at 7 p.m. 

• Monday, Sept. 26: Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Chalin will lead Rosh Hashanah Day One services, with Shofar by Mel Chazen, at 9:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, Sept. 27: Rabbi Mymon will lead Rosh Hashanah Day Two services with Shofar by Mel Chazen at 9:30 a.m.

• Tuesday, Oct. 4: Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Chalin will lead Kol Nidre Services beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

• Wednesday, Oct. 5: Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Chalin will lead Yom Kippur Services starting at 9:30 a.m. Yizkor will begin between 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

On the First Day of Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 26, Congregation Sholom will hold its traditional Duffy Boat ride as members observe Tashlich and cast sins into the Pacific Ocean. The group will meet at 3 p.m. at the Marina Pacific Pier. Call (562) 331-3949 as space is limited.

Congregation Sholom  has been serving Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and on Zoom.

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

Redeemer Lutheran Church

On Sunday, Sept. 25, Redeemer Lutheran’s worship service encourages believers to “take hold of the life that really is life”  from 1 Timothy 6:19. 

People are invited to reflect, join the celebration and share the word and Communion at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building.  

As part of Redeemer Lutheran’s ongoing service to the community, the church invites all residents to bring a few cans of non-perishable food to distribute to neighbors in need. 

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

Assembly of God’s Hymn Sing

Assembly of God’s Hymn Sing will be held this Sunday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

People are welcome to bring finger food for the fellowship portion of the night.

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on Sept. 26 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The group is studying the book “Loving God with All Your Mind.”  All LWers are invited to attend.

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

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Oct. 1, with Ven. Kusala in Clubhouse 3, Room 1,  from 9:30-11 a.m.  

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in  his teachings. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call (714) 468-6887.

Health & Fitness


The Wa-Rite’s total weight loss for the week was 22 pounds. Judy Crimmins was a top loser with six-pound weight loss. Kathleen Hessley was the biggest loser of the month of August with nine-pound weight loss. Both Hessley and Linda Nye reached their short term goals. 

AARP representative Eileen Kotecki gave a presentation on how to be aware of health numbers, be active and consistent with the diet and eliminate junk food. The meeting concluded with a reminder that a month from now members can either have a month of progress or a month of excuses. 

The weekly weigh-in is on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 8-8:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 9. Everyone must present a GRF ID at the door to join the meeting.

—Carol Chambers


Fitness Fusion classes are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 6 and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza. The exercises help strengthen the core and develop upper and lower body muscles using hand weights. They also improve balance through a series of standing yoga poses and stretches. All the classes are accompanied by music. For more information, call Marion Higgins at (562) 296-8328.


Joyful Line Dance

Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 upstairs. Its purpose is to improve people’s physical, social and mental health, along with appreciation for this wonderful community.

The club has multiple leaders who take turns leading the class. The beauty of this concept is in avoiding the burden of responsibilites for one person. The club leaders are Albert and Gladys Comia, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Jojo Weingart and Sunny Kim. The club would like to thank instructor Weingart for stepping in while the Comias were away on a trip.

For the safety and health concerns, classes are limited to 35 people, on a first come, first served basis. Face masks are strongly recommended. Exercise shoes are recommended for safety; no sandals or flip flops are allowed. Anyone wearing inappropriate footwear will be turned away. Everyone is welcome, and no fees or membership required. All attendees are requested to sign in with their name, Mutual and unit numbers. 

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

—Anna Derby


Bicycle Club

Bicycle riders are invited to join the Leisure World Bicycle Club for a fun ride on Sundays (with breakfast stop), Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and safe shoes are required. 

The Bicycle Club is looking forward to celebrating fall with a bonfire at Bolsa Chica State Beach this year. 

For more details or Group A information, call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4277 or Lucy Cyza for Group B information at (818) 209-5075.


Ballet Fitness meets in Clubhouse 6 upstairs on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. The first hour is a traditional ballet taught by Mel Lockett. Comfortable clothes and ballet slippers or soft shoes are recommended. The overall sport conditioning class by Jojo Weingart starts at 2:45 p.m. It promotes strength, flexibility and balance. Gym shoes and a yoga mat for end of the class floor work are recommended. For more information, call (562) 252-9676.


Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Sept.22 

Chicken chop suey, brown and wild rice, oriental vegetables, cantaloupe, ham and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Sept. 23 

Beef stew with potatoes, celery, onions and carrots, biscuit, chef’s special cake, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Monday, Sept. 26 

Herb roasted chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned cauliflower, tangerine, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, marinated beet and onion salad.

Tuesday, Sept. 27 

Pork loin with apple berry sauce, mac and cheese, peas and onions, kiwi, Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, Asian dressing, crackers. 

Wednesday, Sept. 28 

Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, garlic and chives mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, apple pie, ham, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, homemade potato salad.


Tips on telehealth appointments

Telemedicine has become popular during the pandemic and projected to stick around long after people have gotten rid of their masks. 

Many doctors have increased their telemedicine offerings, allowing patients to call in and discuss issues or symptoms over the phone. Telehealth appointments can be valuable for anyone, and people can take steps to ensure their telemedicine sessions with their physicians are as productive as possible.

. Write down questions prior to an appointment. This helps ensure nothing is forgotten in case of a distraction when calling from home.

.  Keep a health diary. It can help patients point to symptoms or other persistent issues they’ve faced in the weeks or months prior to their telehealth appointment. People should note everything from the severity and frequency of symptoms to fluctuations in weight to any reactions to medications. No detail is too minor.

.  Photograph any extraordinary symptoms. Physical examinations are vital components of preventive health regimens, which many people have delayed or skipped during the pandemic. Any unusual symptoms should be documented with photos and reported to a physician. Photographs can also ensure nothing is lost in translation during telehealth appointments.

Telemedicine will play a bigger role in health care in the years to come. Embracing strategies to make telehealth appointments more successful can help people adapt to the changing health care landscape.



SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air on SBTV via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and sbtv3.org/schedule.


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

Noon: Silver Age Yoga


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

Noon: Feeling Fit


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. SB Business License BRN000.   Exp 1/04/2023


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.   Exp 10/19


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Carpeting. Patio Carpet Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  Exp 11/16



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 9/28


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




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 11/16

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 12/07


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   Exp 11/16


562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 11/16


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  10/19


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture, drywall, cabinets, skylights, gates, frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/16



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 11/02


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

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.   Exp 12/07


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Shades/Drapes/New Windows.  Exp 11/16

Window Washing


Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured.   Exp 1/04/2023


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with/optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann /714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650 /Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 11/23



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   Exp 11/09


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002.   Exp 11/30


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 11/16


Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. SB Business License 14206319.  Exp 10/19


Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services.  Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments.  (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830  Seal Beach License14206409.  Exp 10/19


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen/(714)-425-4198.   Exp 10/26


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538. Exp 10/12





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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 10/26


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 11/30


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 11/30


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Exp 11/16


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 10/19


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 11/16


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001. Exp 11/30



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.  Exp 10/26


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


CTM  HS-2850 Powered Wheelchair. Very good condition. Works well. Joystick operated. Includes charger/$900   949-300-0036


2018 Pride GO GO Scooter. New Batteries. Excellent Condition!  $450/OBO. 562-431-6859.


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 9/28


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB Business License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   Exp 10/12

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 9/28



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 11/02



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618.   Exp 11/09


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229.  Exp 10/12


13141 Shawnee Lane/Mutual-11/Apartment-267J. Thursday/September-22nd/9:00am-3:00pm. Moving out State in October and cannot be in November Craft Show. I have Fall-Decorations, Christmas, Spring Fabric, Tall White Cabinet, Decorator Throw-Pillows, Queen White Matelasse Bedspread, Clothes, Jewelry, White Mikasa Dishes and LOTS more items!


GE 6,000 BTU’s Window A/C with/remote. Energy Star for room up to 250 Square FT/Like-New/$150. Batman Collectible Cookie-Jar/$15. Batman steering wheel cover/$5. Batman 2-floor mats for Car/$10. Batman Bobblehead/$10. HD Roku-TV 25-inch, with/remote/Like-New $50. Royal Safari Typewriter/1960’s works! Great-Condition/$30. Tri-Pod Torch-Lamp, with beige Drum Shade/Like-New/$45.


Estate Sale – 1491 Interlachen Rd., Mutual 10, 257A. Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23 from 8:30-2pm. La-z-Boy recliners, handpainted cabinet, floral sofa, media cabinet, dining sets, hutch, bookcase, secretary, buffet, desk, 1940’s Art Deco bedroom furniture, jewelry armoire. Ladies clothing (size large), shoes (size 10), costume jewelry. Franciscan apple dishes, rollator walker, “alligator” luggage, exercise bike. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. Lic. ESD0001.


Small Electric Bike. Swagcycle Envy by Swagtron $250.00 Call 562-597-6182.


Pedego Electric Tandem Bike in Excellent Condition $2,700  Call 562-430-5812.


Estate Sale. Thursday/September-22nd & Friday/September-23rd. 9:00am-2:00pm. 13421 Del Monte Drive/Mutual-14/Unit-24E. Such a beautiful home with: Kitchen-Island, Portable-AC, Black Leather Love-Seat and Sofa with/built-in Recliners. Dining-Room Table and Chairs, Sony-46″ TV, China-Cabinet, Glass TV-Stand, Lamps, Twin Day-Bed with/Trundle. Twin-Mattress, Twin/Cal-King Comforters, Dresser, Shelving-Units, Marble/Glass-Top Coffee-Table/End-Table. Pots/Pans/China-Set/Microwave. Purses, Men/Women-Clothes, Nike-Shoes, Costume-Jewelry. Portable-Toilet/Walker/Fans/DVDs/Records/Shower-Bench/Plants/Flower-Pots/Cleaning-Produts/and-MORE. Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise. 714-234-8842. PO Box 427, SB Business License EJD0001.


House full of Quality Furniture and Miscellaneous. Couch,  Coffee and End-Tables. 8-piece Bedroom-Set includes Queen-Bed, Bookshelves/TVs/TV-Stand/Video/DVD-Cabinets, Pictures/Lamps & MUCH more!  Please call AFTER 12PM/714-402-1955.

LEISURE WORLD Carport Wanted

Want to rent Carport Space in Mutual-One. 949-706-4660

Free item

Antique Roll-Top Desk needs a new home. U-PICK-UP.  Call 562-353-6362.