LWW Translate/Ed. 11-18-21


Dismantling project is almost finished

The Haynes Power Generating Station dismantling of Units 3, 4, 5 and 6  is nearly finished. 

The completion of this important project clears the way for future clean energy generation planning and supporting plant and grid reliability. 

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), its contractor TRC Solutions and their subcontractors have carefully and successfully removed all above-ground power unit structures, boilers, turbines and stacks piece by piece and cleared the site of the former units. 

Contractors did the dismantling work smoothly, safely and, for the most part, with few incidents or complaints from the community. 

This project was an engineered demolition, planned and conducted by LADWP in close collaboration with the contractors at every step in the process. 

Exhaustive and redundant safety measures and round-the-clock noise, dust and vibration monitoring protected workers and the community. 

Contractors are now completing below-grade removals at Units 3-4, backfilling and grading the site of the former units. 

The project is expected to be substanially completed in February, followed by final completion a few months after. 

LADWP thanks the Golden Rain Foundation, Mutual  leadership and the community as a whole. It appreciates residents’ patience, understanding and cooperation throughout the project. 

“It has been mission-critical for us to be a good neighbor to Leisure World and the surrounding community by always keeping you informed and providing prompt and complete responses to any questions, concerns or issues,” said Wing Wong, LADWP’s project manager. “We just would not consider this project a success without good community relations and support.” 

LADWP will continue to supply periodic updates on the dismantling work to LW residents. The Project Information Line at 800-531-6638 will remain active until February. 

—from the LADWP

Toys for Tots collection boxes will arrive soon

The Marine Toys for Tots program has delivered more than 604 million toys and helped 246 million children since 1947, when it began.

The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is to help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children through the gift of a new toy. 

The national Toys for Tots program also serves to unite members of local communities in a common cause to build better communities in the future. To that end, Leisure World is a longtime supporter of the toy drive, vying with Farmers and Merchants bank for the annual No. 1 spot in the number of toys donated every year. Collection boxes have been ordered and will be delivered soon, so get those donations ready.

The effort will culminate in a Toys for Tots Christmas Show in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, featuring a performance by the Vinyl Rock Band, Santa and elves, and more. Doors open at 6. Entrance is free for everyone who brings a new unwrapped toy. People can also drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Security Main Gate, North Gate, St. Andrews Gate and the Security Satellite Office in Building 5 in the boxes provided. 

Vinyl Rock is a nine-member, Orange County-based band that passionately performs classic rock, Motown and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor. They’ll have everyone  singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize, with some holiday tunes added to the mix. 

Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and has monthly gigs in Clubhouse 1 as part of the GRF Weekend Dance lineup.

The event will include complimentary cookies and hot beverages. Santa and his elves will be there to collect toy donations for the kids.

Thanksgiving Holiday Notice

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25. 

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at (562) 594-4754. 

The Minibus and Access bus will operate on the holiday schedule. 

The Leisure World Health Care Center 24-hour nurse will be available for telephone advice or home visits for a charge by calling (562) 795-6216.

Hanukkah celebrated Nov. 30

Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz of the Chabad of West Orange County will share the story of Hanukkah and its meaning for Jews and Gentiles alike on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Plaza. 

Musical entertainment will help celebrate the Festival of Lights prior to lighting the menorah. It is an opportunity for this community, rich in culture and customs, to learn and share in the joy of this beautiful festival.

The holiday celebrates the Jews defeating Syrian-Greek oppressors who had tried forcing them to abandon their religion and adopt Greek culture. The story has it that, led by Judah Maccabee, they recaptured the holy temple in Jerusalem. Arriving there, they found only enough olive oil to light candles for one night. The miracle of Hannukah is it lasted for eight nights, this the 8 branch candelabra known as the menorah. 

Refreshments will be provided (kosher, of course!), so stay and have a nosh.

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

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

2022 GRF/Mutual Budget Reports Delivered

Both the GRF 2022 Budget Report and Annual Policy Statement, and the 2022 Mutual budget report are inserted in this week’s edition of the LW Weekly. 

Holiday Cooking Safety

According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), most home fires are caused by cooking. Traditionally, November and December are when most cooking fires occur because of the holidays.  

Cooking fires are usually caused by one of the following reasons: grease or food that catches fire;  faulty cooking equipment; and  combustible items placed too close to the stove. Moreover, unattended cooking is the No. 1 cause of kitchen fires, so it’s important to be informed about  common causes and how to avoid them:

• Never leave the oven or stove unattended when cooking. Stay alert while frying, broiling or grilling food, and turn off the stove if you have to leave the kitchen.

• Use a timer when roasting, simmering, baking or boiling food.

• Avoid wearing loose clothes and roll up your sleeves when cooking. Tie back long hair.

• Keep children and pets at least 3 feet away from  heat sources when cooking. Make sure to turn pot handles away from the stove edge, so that kids can’t reach them.

• Keep flammable materials   such as oven mitts, wooden utensils and potholders at a safe distance from the stove.

• Prevent grease buildup by cleaning cooking surfaces and appliances regularly. Grease can easily catch fire, so make sure to wipe up any spills and keep the stovetop heating coils and oven grease-free.

• Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Use the pull, air, squeeze and pass (PASS) technique when using a fire extinguisher. Baking soda can also be used to douse a stovetop fire.

• Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using a microwave. Never use aluminum foil or metal in a microwave oven. 

• Keep combustible items like decorations, paper bags or towels at least 2 feet away from the stovetop.

• Do not use faulty cooking equipment.

• Never store combustible items like wooden or plastic utensils, paper or fabric towels in the oven or on top of burners

Celebrate this holiday season responsibly. Do not cook if you have consumed alcoholic beverages or prescription drugs that may impair your ability to cook safely.    

—Eloy Gomez

emergency safety coordinator

2021 Christmas Tree Decorations

The GRF Recreation Department has selected five clubs to decorate Christmas trees in LW clubhouses as follows:

• Clubhouse 1: Arts and Crafts Guild

• Clubhouse 2: Let the Good Times Roll

• Clubhouse 3: Quilting Bees

• Clubhouse 4: Lapidary Club

• Clubhouse 6: LW Theater Club

As the community has struggled through the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme is “We are in this Together,” a nod to LW’s unity even in the midst of adversity.

This year will be a celebration of how LW has overcome, thanks to the sacrifices everyone has made since the pandemic started in March 2020.

The clubs that adopted trees have an opportunity to promote their organizations and remind residents that they are back in action and welcoming new members.

The first-place winner, chosen by members of the Recreation Committee, will receive a $100 gift card.  Second place will be awarded a $50 gift card. The trees are up and will be decorated by Nov. 22. All club entries will be honored in the LW Weekly and on lwsb.com.

Pool Progress Report

The pool renovation is progressing day by day with current projects including the installation of cinder block in the mechanical room. Rough plumbing and electrical work is under way in the pool restrooms and mechanical room.

Coping and tiling for the pool and spa, and deck grading and area drain installation are also continuing.

The application of gunite is complete.

Christmas Tree Lighting is Dec. 1

The GRF Recreation Department is hosting the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Veterans Plaza. Santa will be there with his elves (courtesy of the LW Theater Club), who will be collecting unwrapped toys for the upcoming annual Toys for Tots event on Dec. 10 (see page 1), so bring a gift for the little ones and have your picture taken with Old St. Nick.

The Theater Club will perform its own version of the closing scene of the movie “Elf.” Don’t miss your chance to participate, as GRF residents, their families and friends will be invited to join the ensemble. It’s time to start practicing in the shower. 

The Optum Health Care Center will treat everyone to cookies and hot cider. Come early and be sure to stop by its table and say hello. Come kick off the holidays at Veterans Plaza and bring a friend, grandchild or two, and neighbors on Dec. 1.

NOCE Spring Classes 2022 Update

The NOCE Spring 2022 Leisure World course listing and descriptions are available now at the LW Library. Pick up a copy today and prepare for registration in early December. For more information, call or visit the library at (562) 431-6586, ext. 433.


Letters to the Editor


Thank you to Fitness Fusion Club President Marion Higgins for her extreme dedication in keeping the club going strong during all the COVID-related changes regarding exercise classes.

Whatever GRF Recreation Department required of the Fitness Fusion Club, Marion was right there on time to every Recreation meeting and with the right paperwork required. 

Then Marion kept members updated about the ever-changing details, such as mask requirements, meeting location changes, sign-in sheet requirements, schedule changes, etc.

And then, the COVID grand finale—at 5 on a recent morning, Marion sent club members an email with a last-minute change, effective that day, a 5 a.m. email! Thank you, Marion, for your extreme dedication.

Debbi Fudge

Mutual 1


Recently I went to the big post office on Westminister Boulevard and was surprised by the line snaking out of the building. Most people were mailing packages already. I was there to purchase international airmail stamps. I am not ready for packages yet.

When I got home, I started to work on my family and friends’ packages. I still have to buy books to be included for the younger generation. The teacher in me is deeply rooted, and I always give a variety of books to younger relatives to enhance their love and appreciation of reading (instead of computer games). 

Hopefully, the packages will be on time for the holidays.

The spirit of Christmas is around the corner. Department stores are beginning to be decorated with lovely Christmas decorations and the holiday music is so enchanting. Soon I will be one of those enthusiastic buyers busy selecting gifts for family, friends, neighbors and associates.

Lisa A. Dickson

Mutual 1


I was reading the Nov. 11 Republican Club article that listed Critical Race Theory and said it’s being taught in public schools. Critical Race Theory is NOT being taught in public schools.  It is taught in graduate law school. Get your facts straight. 

Bev Bender

Mutual 17


Tentative GRF Board of Directors Monthly Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

To view the live GRF Board meeting, go to www.lwsb.com. The tab will be active at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the meeting. The live-streaming uses YouTube live and terminates at the close of the meeting.


1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance 

Anna Derby and Carl Kennedy 

2. Roll Call 

3. President’s Announcements

4. Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update

5. Shareholder/Member Comments 

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

6. Consent Calendar

a. Committee/Board meetings for October

i. Minutes of the Recreation Committee, Oct. 4 

ii. Minutes of the GRF Administration Committee, Oct. 7

iii. Minutes of the Finance Committee, Oct. 18

b. Minutes of the GRF Board of Directors meeting, Oct. 26 

c. November GRF Board Report, dated Nov. 23

7. Ad Hoc Reports 

a. Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee

b. Management Services and Contract Ad Hoc Committee

c. Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

d. Website Ad Hoc Committee

8. New Business 

a. General

i. Approval Management Agreement—Carolyn Miller

ii. Approval Full-Time Position—RV Lot and Communications Coordinator

b. Communications/IT Committee

i. Approval Agreement—LW Weekly Digitization of 1962-1999 Microfilm

c. Finance Committee

i. Approval Lease Agreements:

1. Policy 40-1490-6, Friends of the Library Club

2. Policy 40-1491-6, Genealogy Club

3. Policy 40-1492-6, Golden Age Foundation

4. Policy 40-1493-6, Historical Society Club

5. Policy 40-1494-6, Radio Club

6. Policy 40-1495-6, Theater Club

7. Policy 40-1496-6, Rolling Thunder Club

8. Policy 40-1497-6, Video Producers Club

9. Policy 40-1498-6, Mutual 8

10. Policy 40-1487-6, RV Lot

ii. Amend Policy 40-5061-2, Fees

iii. TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend Policy 40-5580-2, Entry Passes—Fees

d. GRF Administration Committee

i. Approval for Emergency Supplies

ii. Approval Trust Property Usage

iii. Building 5, Room Renovation for pending lease

iv. Approval for Phases 3 and 4—Administration Office and Workstation

e. Physical Property Committee

i. Approve Upstairs HVAC in Clubhouse 6

ii. Amend Policy 30-5041-5, Real Trust Property Acreage

f. Recreation Committee

i. Approval Clubhouse 1—Cooking Range Replacement

ii. Approval Golden Age Foundation Tax Program 2022

iii. Approval on Clubhouses 1 and 2 Woodshop

iii. FINAL VOTE: Amend Policy 70-1429.02-1, Golf Course Rules

g. Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

i. Amend Policy 80-1937-2, Parking—Fines

ii. Rescind Policy 80-1927.01-2, Fees for Parking Violations on Trust Property

iii. Rescind Policy 80-1927.02-3, Parking Rules for Trust Property

9. Board Member Comments

10. Next Meeting 

The next regular GRF Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Dec. 21 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom.

11. Adjournment

GRF Meetings 

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

Tues., Nov. 23 GRF Board Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 29 Recreation Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Dec. 1 Physical Property Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Dec. 2 GRF Admin Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 3 GRF Board Executive Session

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Carport Cleaning

The following carports normally scheduled for cleaning on Thursday, Nov. 25, will instead be cleaned on Nov. 30. 

The following carports will be cleaned that morning:

Mutual 11: Carports 130-131

Mutual 15: Carports 7-8, 10 and 13

Mutual 16: Carport 9

The following carports will be cleaned that afternoon:

Mutual 15: Carports 3, 6, 11-12

Mutual Meetings 

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change). 

Thurs., Nov. 18 Mutual 2

Conf Rm A/virtual, 9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 18 Mutual 11

Conf Rm B/virtual, 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 19 Mutual 12

Conf Rm A/virtual, 9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 22 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

Conf Rm A/virtual, 9:30 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 23 Mutual 1

Conf. Rm A/virtual, 9 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 24 Mutual 10

Confe Rm A/virtual, 9 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 30 Mutual 6

Conf Rm A/virtual, 10 a.m.

Thurs., Dec. 2 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual, 9 a.m.

Tues., Dec. 7 Mutual 17

Conf Rm A/virtual, 1:30 p.m.

Street Sweeping

GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.

Arts & Leisure

Dreaming and Dancing in Clubhouse 4

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra, Leisure World’s own professional big band, was privileged to perform patriotic numbers and popular swing tunes for the Veterans Day morning gathering in Clubhouse 2 on Nov. 11.  The band will perform big band swing and jazz standards, music for dreaming and dancing, in its regular venue at Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m.

Whether it be a well-known big band standard, contemporary jazz showcase, sentimental vocal ballad or a hard-swinging brass feature, the Velvetones provides a complete package of musical entertainment.

The Velvetones plays the first and third Sundays of every month. Concerts are free, but tips are appreciated.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and table saving is not allowed. Everyone must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to give the custodian adequate time to tear down the setup and arrange the room for the following day

No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands. Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian, according to the instructions they have been given.

The GRF asks that everyone sign in, whether a resident or guest, in the proper spot, so staff can judge the popularity of bands. Face masks are requested for everyone’s health and safety.

Pool League

In its second meeting, 4-20 defeated Pot Luck, 10-3, on Nov. 10. Glen Evenson, the very strong C player on 4-20, had a perfect night, winning all seven of his matches. This gives 4-20 an almost insurmountable lead of 18 games. However, the race for second place is close.

The Favorites won over The Fantastics, 11-2, to put them only one game behind The Fantastics and Pot Luck, who are tied for second place. Dave Silva won all of his matches, while and Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen won six, losing a doubles nine-ball game.

Go For Broke edged Ace in the Hole by a score of 7-6, although Ace in the Hole came back to win the last two games.

Hot Stix beat Break ’em and Make ’em, 8-5. Kurt Bourhenne and Connie Adkins came through for Hot Sticks by winning five games each.

—Dave Silva

Ladies’ ‘Q’
Pool Club

The Ladies’ “Q” Pool Club meets every Monday from 9: 30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in both Clubhouse 1 poolrooms. All residents are welcome, whether they have no experience, some experience or have been playing for years. Yearly dues are $5 per person and will be collected at the December luncheon. Masks are optional. The club invites everyone to join. “A good time is had by all,” says club Secretary Kathy Engelhardt.

Wanted: French Horn Players

Leisure World Orchestra is rehearsing for the Holiday Concert in Clubhouse 4 on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. Though the orchestra has grown, it seeks a French horn player to round out the brass section. Anyone who has played the French horn should contact Fred Reker at fredreker326@gmail.com or (615) 898-0669. 

The Orchestra has a wonderful, free program planned under conductor Samuel Kim, featuring Scheherazade by Rimsky Korsakov; “White Christmas”; the “Hallelujah” chorus by Handel; “Radetzky March” by Strauss; “Hansel and Gretel” by Humperdinck; the Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss; “Aragonaise” from Bizet’s “Carmen”; Christmas Fugue; and Christmas March. Refreshments will be served at the end. 

Leisure World musicians are invited to join the Orchestra, which rehearses Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Amphitheatre at noon. Those interested should contact Reker.

Women’s Golf Club Results

Nov. 9 was the first half of the two-week women’s Turkey Shoot golf tournament. The women compete for low gross and low net. Golfers must play both weeks in order to determine the winners. There were 46 players played in this nine-hole round. The golfers were also challenged to make birdies. Because of Turtle Lake Golf Course’s landscaping projects, the tee boxes were temporarily moved forward. The women hit a record total of 27 birdies; eight golfers made two birdies.

The flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 26; low net: Susie Kim, 23; birdies: Devora Kim (holes 5 and 6); Susie Kim (holes 2 and 8); Ann Tran (holes 1 and 4); Linda Herman (hole 4); Soo Choi (hole 8); Sandy Derouin (hole 5); Hae Lee (hole 1); Mary Ann Moore (holes 2 and 8).

Flight B: Low gross: Theresa Lim, 26; low net: Karen Mendon, 20; birdies: Theresa Lim (holes 6 and 7); Karen Mendon (hole 4); Sang Ann (holes 2 and 4); Jassac Choi (hole 1); Sally Park (hole 7); Judy Kim (holes 5 and 7); Pam Krug (hole 7); Sun Lee (holes 3 and 8).

Flight C: Low gross: Kay Hong, 28; low net: tie between Elizabeth Butterfield, Marilyn Hewitt, Anne Walsh and Cecilia Han, 24; birdies: Kay Hong (hole 8); Cecilia Han (hole 2).

Flight D: Low gross: Joyce Basch, 32; low net: Patti Smith, 20; birdie: Patti Smith (hole 2).

During October, both the Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs raised funds in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, donating a total of $625 to the Breast Cancer Angels charity. All donations go directly to buying food and supplies for and giving support to women dealing with cancer. The clubs thank everyone who contributed. 

—Dale Quinn

Creative Writers Club 

The Leisure World Creative Writers Club will meet Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Club members will share their writings of various genres. Everyone should bring copies of their work so others can follow along. 

All are welcome to listen and enjoy. 

At this meeting, the club will elect new board members for the coming year, and people will be able to sign up for the annual Holiday Social, organized by Ethel Carter. 

“The year 2022 will be exciting, with renewed energy and enthusiasm,” says club President Fred Wind. “Don’t miss out!”

Bingo Sundays

Join bingo players every Sunday afternoon in Clubhouse 2. The buy-in line opens at 1 p.m. and costs $5, with additional cards at $1 each. Calling begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. 

Games on the first Sunday of the month are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary; those on the second and fourth Sundays are sponsored by American Legion, Post 327. The Filipino Association of Leisure World hosts on the third and fifth Sundays. After prizes are distributed, all proceeds support Leisure World charitable organizations, benefiting the community’s residents and veterans.

Questions should be directed to Rich Carson, Post 327 commander, at (714) 719-6872.

Doo Wop Club presents holiday show Saturday

The Let the Good Times Roll Doo Wop Club presents a holiday show on Saturday, Nov. 20, in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the fun starts at 7. People may bring snacks and drinks.

Everyone is invited to join in as the performers sing their favorite holiday classics. And they should bring their holiday spirit with “ugly” themed sweaters and their dancing shoes. According to Club President Frank Destra, “The live performances will be followed by prerecorded dance music for your dancing pleasure.”

“On behalf of the entire club,” Vice President Lu DeSantis says, “we want to wish our guests, as well as the LW community, a safe, happy and healthy holiday season.” 


Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m.  

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

Oct. 25: First place: Diana Lambert, 13,090; second: Irene Perkins, 11,820; third: Donna Gorman, 11,100; fourth: Ruth Bonnema, 10,930.

Oct. 28: First place: Ruth Bonnema, 13,420; second: Chung He Scharschmidt, 13,200; third: Gene Smith, 12,270; fourth: Donna Gorman.

Oct. 30: First place: Marge Dodero, 11,880; second: Irene Perkins, 11,480; third: Curt Rodgers, 11,370; fourth: Jim Dix.

Nov. 1: First place: Donna Gorman, 11,820; second: Marilyn Allred, 11,560; third: Joan Taylor, 11,390; fourth: Delores Cook, 11,270.

Nov. 4: First place: Donna Gorman, 12,130; second: Irene Buster, 11,490; third: Irene Perkins, 10,990; fourth: Julia Troise, 10,800.

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


At the Nov. 5 meeting of the Yahtzee Club, Dorothy Hill and Kathy Rose tied for most yahtzees (four), Shelley Middleton had the highest total score (1,940), and Barbara Robarge won the door prize.

The Yahtzee Club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The cost to play is $2 per meeting. The club is currently at maximum capacity, but anyone who wants to be on a waiting list to join or would like a lesson in the game should call or text Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

LW Art League Winners from the November Meeting

Winners from the November meeting of the Art League include: (front row, l-r) Marilyn Jonas, Popular Vote; Rita Hughes, Intermediate; Alice Sioson, 3D; (back row, l-r) Carmen Leslie, Masters; and Barbara Simundza, Best of Show. Cheryl Keller (r) was the winner of the raffle prize, donated by demonstration artist Laurie Hendricks. The Art League also welcomed new members Elaine Lee (Mutual 12) and Patti Kilian (Mutual 2). The date of the next meeting will be announced in LW Weekly.


New officers have been elected for the Leisure World Pickleball Club. Linda Evenson is the newly elected president, Jerry Wrenn steps in as vice president, and Peggy Beste Hackenberg is secretary.

The Pickleball Club is open to all levels of LW players, and there is no fee. Meetings are held on the first Sunday of the month in Clubhouse 2 at 5 p.m.

The pickleball courts are open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and the lights are on at 5 p.m. for night-time play. Beginners are invited to come on Monday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Contact Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390.

On Friday nights, all pickleball players are invited to Dink, Drink & Dine. The group will meet at the courts at 5:15 p.m. to play for an hour, then sit, eat, have a drink and socialize. Everyone should bring a dish to share.

For more information, contact Linda Evenson at (561) 577-3283.

Bunco Club

The LW Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Anyone who wants to play is welcome to join the group on Nov. 22 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. There is a halftime social. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.

The winners from the Nov. 8 meeting are as follows:

Most Buncos: Kalena Hayden

Most Wins: Joanne Lester

Most Babies: Rita Fueyo

Most Losses: Lisa Brass

Door Prize: Judy Georger

Cribbage Club

On Nov. 9, Patti Smith, president of the Cribbage Club, treated 51 members to cake and ice cream before play began; Margaret Smith assisted with serving.

Members were surprised to see new cribbage boards at each table. The club thanks Candy Meyers for donating several new decks of large-number playing cards.

It came down to the last hand to establish who had the top score for the day. Irvene Bernstein pulled ahead with a total of 843 total for first place. Joan Berg and Connie Deady tied for second place with 841. Julie Milburn placed third with 839, while Sharon Rutigliano took fourth with 830. Gene Smith, vice president, got his dollar back for having no wins in the seven games played. 

The Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Snacks are served at noon, and play begins at 12:30 p.m. Seven games are played, with players rotating at the end of each game. New members are always welcome. 

Anyone who would like to learn the game or brush up on their skills should leave a message with Patti Smith at (562) 242-4674. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig


The Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Three successive games are offered. Members are asked to wear masks and arrive early so play can begin on time.

—Nancy Barber

Carmel Atkinson (l) and Sunny Kim loosen their muscles during a warm up exercise led by Connie Peck at a recent Joyful Line Dance class. The group currently meets in Veterans Plaza every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon, but in December, the class will move to Clubhouse 6 on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For now, classes are limited to 32 people on a first come, first served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are mandatory. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.

Community Karaoke

It was a surprise for Erika Greenwood that her son and special friends planned to celebrate her birthday at the karaoke party on Nov. 10. Balloons and slices of cake were plentiful, and there were raffle prizes for all. The group thanks Alanna Eaby for serving as party planner.

Pete Tupas sang “Mama,” sharing his memory of his mother’s birthday. David Noble did a the version of “Crazy” by Gnarls Bartley rather than the traditional Patsy Cline rendition.

First-time singer Glenn Brazeal did fine with the upbeat “Walkin’ My Baby Back Home.” Bob Barnum did the showtune “Music of the Night” with a lot of passion. Essie Hicks and Anna Le put feeling into their selections. “Hallelujah” was nicely done by Martha Destra. And a group of friends arrived later in the evening to have fun singing duets.

Karaoke practice sessions happen every Monday in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m., and Wednesday night karaoke parties are in at 5:30 p.m. Clubhouse 1. Everyone is welcome to this social event, where people can meet friends and neighbors while singing or listening to good songs.

—Margie Thompson

Jewelry and Lapidary Club

The Jewelry and Lapidary Club will make glass angels honoring LW residents’ family members who have passed away from COVID. The decorations will hang on the club’s Christmas tree, then be given to the family. Anyone who wants an angel should send the name of their loved one, plus their name, address and email to club President Dean Jacobus at dean.jacobus@gmail.com by Nov. 24.

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 first move is Ne6.

The White knight moves from c5 to e6, then Black king to e8, followed by White queen to e7 and Black knight to e7. The next move by White is checkmate.

The Chess Club currently meets from 1:30-6 p.m. on Fridays under the umbrella behind Clubhouse 3, weather permitting.

Hui O Hula

Dancers, musicians return to CH 6 classroom

Hui O Hula dancers are happy to be back in Clubhouse 6. Six musicians—including steel guitarist “Uncle Pete”, Hawaiian songbird “Auntie Geri” and singer/ukulele player Diana Pemstein—showed up to play last week. Dancers enjoyed learning the traditional hula “Papalina Lahilahi/Rosy Cheeks,” verse by verse; frequently danced at parties, it consistently brings a smile to those who understand its second, cheeky meaning. 

The club wishes a happy 98th birthday to Mutual 12’s Anita Smart. Hui O Hula club was honored to be asked to entertain at her surprise birthday party, thanks to her dear friend and neighbor Joan Rose. 

The holiday season is quickly approaching. Anyone who is interested in Christmas hula such as “Mele Kalikimaka” is welcome to join a class or book a holiday show. Lessons are given twice a week at 1 p.m., on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 and Thursdays at Veterans Plaza. 

For more information, call (562) 431-2242.

Health & Fitness

The LW Bicyclists rode 24.4 miles roundtrip to Port of Long Beach, which burns about 1,195 calories at an average speed of 13.5 mph. Join the group for healthy outdoor exercise Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Sunday’s ride includes a stop for breakfast. The crew meets at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Helmets and safe shoes are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.

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 at 4:30 p.m. and upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

Yoga Outdoors

Relax and recharge every Tuesday from 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. in Veterans Plaza. Text or call Connie Adkins at (562) 506-5063 for more details or about other LW yoga classes.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Nov. 18: Swedish meatballs with garlic-cream sauce, egg noodles, seasoned broccoli and Mexicali corn; fresh plum; turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Nov. 19: Polish sausage with sautéed onions and red bell peppers, baked beans, and lemon-pepper broccoli; cheesecake; taco salad, with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, Nov. 22: Chicken tetrazzini, rice pilaf and green beans with pimentos; vanilla pudding; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, cucumber and onion, plus tomato salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 23: Beef Stroganoff, seasoned egg noodles, zucchini medley and seasoned cauliflower; applesauce; spinach salad, with chicken, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Nov. 24: Roast turkey with sage gravy, cornbread stuffing, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and peas and carrots; pumpkin pie; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus Italian pasta salad.

Balance & Stability Class

The Landmark Balance & Stability class is available on Fridays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the meeting ID is 849 8252 2530, and the password is practice. 

Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 and is available on youtube.com. Rosenfeld is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and an ACE Group exercise certificate. 

For more information, call (562) 397-1519 or email arosenfeld1@verizon.net.

Local dentist cleans vets’ teeth for free

Los Alamitos dentist Dr. Seza Barsamian hosted her eighth annual Veterans Day event on Nov. 11. The staff provided free comprehensive dental exams, X-rays and regular dental cleanings to local retired veterans.

“These past 18 months have been very hard on everyone,” said Barsamian. “Stress plays a major role in the overall health and well-being of teeth and jaw bones in general. The two major consequences we have experienced in our office is stress-induced dry mouth, which causes a lot of decay on otherwise-healthy individuals. 

“The second effect of stress is grinding, which is another major cause for enamel loss and cracks in teeth,” she continued. “Fabrication of a night guard is one of the common ways to prevent damage due to grinding. In 2020, we ordered more night guards than in the previous three years combined.”

Some of the scheduled veterans were already regular patients of Dr. Barsamian, while some were returning from previous years. When asked when they had their last teeth cleaning and checkup, many would reply, “Last year on Veterans Day!”

The ages of the veterans ranged from 60-97 years old. One World War II veteran was 97 and hadn’t had his teeth checked in almost a decade. “Professional teeth cleaning is important, and veterans appreciate it so very much,” said Barsamian. “Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease and other oral conditions might affect, be affected by, or contribute to various diseases and conditions.” 

The staff reports that a couple of veterans showed up with candy bars and chocolate boxes for them, while one special veteran who is 91.5 years old brought multiple photos from when he was 19 and in full uniform. 

Dr. Barsamian’s office is located at 4022 Katella Ave., Ste. 206, Los Alamitos. People can find more information about the general, cosmetic and implant dentistry practice at www.sezabarsamiandds.com or by calling (562) 596-4439.


Come dance to the many different forms of dance and rhythm explored by the Zumba class, which meets weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446 or Mary Romero at (562) 431-0082.

Medical Qigong 

The Medical Qigong class meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Instructor George Stennman has been called away, so the club will practice with a video  he recorded. For more information, call Kathy Moran at (562) 596-0450. 

On Nov. 2, the Rev. Dr. Jang Young Yong, senior pastor of Leisure World Korean Community Church, led a group of 28 people composed of church members and local residents on a hike of the Brush Canyon Trail, arriving at the Hollywood sign.

Happy Monday Get Strong 

Prevent age-related muscle loss with strength training. Via Zoom, certified personal trainer and Leisure World resident Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads simple at-home workouts with dumbbells and stretch tubing/bands every Monday at 4 p.m. This free, interactive half-hour group class is designed to help people stay strong and healthy for years to come. 

Email wildfire1@truetomybody.com or call (562) 879-1954 for registration information.

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Assembly of God

Every morning offers a fresh start. King David knew that before the world’s busyness and associated troubles came, he needed to meet God in prayer.  Assembly of God will look at David’s example of spending each morning in prayer with Pastor Chuck Franco’s next message from the Psalms series, titled “A Morning Prayer,” in Clubhouse 3, Room 2,  on Nov. 21 at 10:30 a.m. 

The hymn sing will return for a special Thanksgiving-themed gathering on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.  Leisure World residents and friends are welcome to join. Special music will be presented by Joan Shramek and Dan Ballinger, with Marge McDonald and Norma Ballinger at the piano. Pastor Chuck will close the evening with a short devotional.   

 The Bible study will not meet on Wednesday, Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving, but will resume the following week, on Dec. 1, with a new study, titled “Kingdom Heroes,” by Tony Evans.  

Masks are no longer required during services, studies or meetings. However,  people can still wear masks if it makes them more comfortable.

More information about Assembly of God can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com.  Its core values are to love people unconditionally, worship God wholeheartedly, act compassionately and grow continuously.  

Those who would like prayer or to contact a pastor, or want a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco at (562) 357-4360 or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on Facebook (Chuck Franco) and the Faithlife App under “Leisure World Assembly of God.”

Community Church

Community Church will celebrate the full reopening of its facility now that it has filtered and rapid air exchange throughout the community room, sanctuary and fellowship hall on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9:50 a.m.  The improvements allow the return to in-person singing with the music team.  

This Thanksgiving, two members of Community Church’s music team will perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Be sure to look for The Accidentals in the parade, and then come back in December for the season of Advent to hear them lead the church in worship.  

Pastor Johan Dodge’s message this week will look at the divisive world that has been created and the things believers are called to do as followers of Jesus to create a spirit of welcome in church and in their daily lives.  

People can find Community Church on Facebook  @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. Those who do not have Facebook can contact the church office for the Zoom link by calling (562) 431-2503 or emailing leisurewccsue@yahoo.com. 

Redeemer Lutheran

“Giving Thanks to God by Love, Word and Deed” is Redeemer Lutheran’s theme for worship on Sunday, Nov. 21. 

The main service is held inside the stained-glass sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive at 10:30 a.m.  Dee Sessa and Maria Swift are greeters, and Jerry Brady will lead the prayer and readings. 

In order to continue caring for one another’s safety and following healthcare guidance, masks and social distancing are required. Information, administrative concerns and pastoral care are available at (562)-598-8697. 

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold  services via Zoom  with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 a.m.

New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks by texting  (714) 642-0122 or emailing jfsacks@gmail.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.

The walking group meets every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m at Clubhouse 3, Bus Stop A.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, via Zoom. The short story this week is “Bruno’s Metamorphosis” by Steve Stern. For more information, contact Ruth Hermann at 562-430-3107.

The menorah lighting will be on Nov. 30 in Veterans Plaza. Let Lisa Brass know if you can help serve.

Congregation Sholom will hold hybrid in-person services starting Dec. 3. New members will be welcomed at this service.

The annual meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 6,  at 5 p.m. Congregation Sholom will celebrate the birthday of its outgoing president and vote for new officers.

The Sisterhood will hold its Hanukkah luncheon at Katella Deli on Nov. 28. RSVP to Karen Sands.

Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let Darlene Rose know by Wednesday at (562) 347-8088. Contact Jeff to participate in games, book club or livestream services.

Anyone who wants to join the congregation should call Howard Brass at (562) 794-9090.

LW Baptist

The theme for LW Baptist’s Sunday worship service on Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. is “Jesus is Coming Again,” and it begins with Andrae Crouch’s gospel song “Soon and Very Soon We are Going to See the King.”

 When Jesus left this earth, he promised to return. But nearly two millennia have passed. Why does Christ seem to delay his coming? He addressed this question in Luke 19. The Scriptures (Psalm 68, 110; Daniel 7) had prophesied that the Messiah would ascend into heaven, sit at the right hand of the majesty on high, receive from him an everlasting kingdom, and all dominion and people would worship and obey him. Meanwhile, he would give his servants on Earth responsibilities in his absence. 

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some think. He is patient with this sin-filled world and does not want anyone to perish, but to come to repentance. His offer of mercy still holds. At his coming, all will all give account to him. 

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

Faith Christian Assembly

Psalm 119:105 says ,“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” 

In a world of technology where there is an abundance of advice, opinions and voices, it’s important for believers to get their direction from God. Faith Christian Assembly believes there is no better place to find a light to the path than the Bible. God reveals his character and will for our lives through the Bible. 

Faith Christian Assembly teaches Bible based, relevant lessons. Those who don’t have a Bible will be given one from Faith Christian Assembly

This Sunday, Nov. 21, guest Curt Cornelius will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service. 

Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The pre-service prayer is on Sunday at 5 p.m. The midweek Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Griefshare meets every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. 

For more information about Faith Christian Assembly or to receive a free copy of the newsletter, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev livestream services are on Facebook.com/beithalev, YouTube.com and Zoom. To join the Zoomagogue community, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

Beit HaLev will have live, in-person services at the beginning of 2022 in Clubhouse 3. Members are asked to wear masks during service. Complimentary masks will be available. Livestream services are every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Beit HaLev follows the Third Triennial Cycle; the reading this week is from “Vayishlach,” Genesis 35:16-36:43.  Jacob’s beloved wife Rachel gives birth to her second son, whom she names “Ben-oni,” son of my suffering, as she knew she was dying.  Jacob renames the baby “Benjamin,” son of the right hand, changing Rachel’s sense of futility into an affirmation of her importance in Jacob’s life.  Rachel was buried on the road to Bethlehem. Her tomb remains to this day. The remainder of the chapter is a listing of Jacob’s progeny by his  four wives, Rachel, Leah, Bilhah (Rachel’s maid) and Zilpah (Leah’s maid); Esau married Canaanite women and settled in the land of Seir, founding the Edomite tribe.

All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”  Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available for sale when live, in-person services resume.

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of  the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities.  It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy.  Everyone who seeks a path to the divine is welcome.  Beit HaLev considers all religions holy and valid.

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

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.  


Saturday and Sunday services have the same message by Pastor Bruce Humes. 

Sunday is a traditional service, with hymnal music provided by Pat Kogok at the piano from 9:30-10:45 a.m. 

The Saturday service is contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship and guitar accompanimen from 9:30-10:45 a.m. 

Friday prayer meetings are from 6-7 p.m. The weekly Bible study led by Jack Frost is on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-10:30. They are open to all interested.  

The Message 

 In 1 Thessalonians 1:5, the apostle Paul writes, “For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.”

The Gospel message came to the Thessalonians not only by the words spoken by Paul, but also with the power of the Holy Spirit, with much assurance.  

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joint and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

The word of God changes and transforms people’s lives. Its power, fueled by the Holy Spirit, convicts sin and brings people to a place of repentance. This is what happened to the Thessalonians, and it will do the same today for those who choose.

Scripture of the Week

“When I am afraid, I will trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.  What can mortal man do to me?”  (Psalm 56:3).


Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle’s meditation drop-in sessions meet via Zoom every Tuesday and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m. Each session will include guided meditations and instruction on simple meditation techniques that, when practiced regularly, can reduce unnecessary suffering and improve general health and happiness. 

All experience levels are welcome, and questions are encouraged. 

The sessions will be led by Bill Conn, an experienced meditation practitioner and teacher. He has been trained at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and is a Unified Mindfulness Level 2 Coach.

Those who are interested in joining can email Conn at whconn@toast.net to be added to the Zoom meeting. To receive more information, call  (714) 468-6887.

Christian Fellowship and Fun Club

The Christian Fellowship and Fun Club will meet for its monthly potluck meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Members are asked to bring a dish to share and their own cutlery. Coffee and water will be provided. The entertainment for the night will be provided by the delightful quartet Cornerstone.

Call (562) 455-6218 or email cbvanderwal@verizon.net for more information.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, on Nov. 21. The first reading is from Daniel 7:13-14, and the second reading is from Revelations 1:5-8. The Gospel reading is from John 18:33b-37.

Sewing Volunteers Needed

Holy Family is undertaking an Advent project to benefit the Santa Ana Life Center. Sewing volunteers are needed to make simple baby blankets for moms to be. Sewing skills are not required. Volunteers will meet in the rectory on Dec. 3 at 10 a.m. People are encouraged to bring their own sewing machines, but one will be provided for those who do not have one. Call Becky Maffucci at (562) 631-4718 for more information.

Thanksgiving Mass

 Thanksgiving Day Mass will be held at 10 a.m. People can bring bread, wine, juice or other cold food items that they want to be blessed to use for their Thanksgiving meal.

Advent Day of Prayer 

The Advent day of prayer will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4. The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m., with refreshments at 11 a.m, followed by an outdoor Nativity scene decoration time. People can bring strings of LED Christmas lights, poinsettias and lightly used ,green, artificial Christmas trees for decorations.  


To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website for more information at  www.holyfamilysb.com. 

The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.

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LW Birthdays

Anita Smart celebrated 98th birthday with friends

Mutual 12 residents recently  celebrated Anita Smart’s 98th birthday. Anita has lived in Leisure World for  six years. 

The party was a smashing success, with the Hui O Hula Club honoring Anita with their Hawaiian dance and melodies. Anita’s daughter Annie and her son-in-law Doug brought cupcakes for everyone to enjoy.  

Anita said that this was the best birthday party she had ever had. 

Anita belongs to the canasta and cribbage clubs, and in her free time, she  loves to work on crossword and jigsaw puzzles and is known to play a mean game of Scrabble.

Charles Walton turns 70 Nov. 21

If you see  Charles Walton of Mutual 9 on Sunday, Nov. 21, make sure to wish him a happy 70th birthday. He plans to celebrate his birthday by bowling with family and friends, a Paul Thorn concert and some excellent dining out.

Senior Peace Club

Protest theme and time changed

The Senior Peace Club’s next peaceful protest will be held in front of the Leisure World Globe on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from 4-5 p.m. Due to the return of standard time and the resultant early darkness, the protest will begin and end a half-hour earlier than previously posted. In light of recent tragedies, the protest will focus on drunk driving.

A vibrant resident of Leisure World was killed by a drunk driver this month. This is not the first time that a resident has been killed by a drunk driver inside and outside Leisure World. This  happens to many innocent victims every year throughout the country, causing pain and heartache to the victims’ family and friends, needlessly ending lives that should have continued to thrive. People must stop believing they can drink and then drive without impairment and multiple consequences. These avoidable tragedies must stop.

 Signs will be available at the demonstration, but people are encouraged to make and bring their own. All caring and concerned people are welcome to participate. 

Sunshine Club

Learn how to prevent strokes

Dr. Charles Metzger will talk about how to prevent strokes at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. via Zoom.

Metzger will talk about the central nervous system, covering topics such as pre-stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA) and full stroke syndrome.

All residents can join the Zoom meeting by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87427954280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode is 08065.

Those who would like to get the Zoom link via email should text his or her name, Mutual number and  email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls). 

Metzger will use a PowerPoint presentation to show how stokes happen and what people can do to prevent them. Strokes, mini strokes and TIAs are very common. A TIA is a chemic attack that almost always occurs before a full stroke. After one TIA, the yearly incidence of full stroke is about 10 percent. He will leave time to answer questions from residents after his presentation.

Metzger is a retired urologist who practiced medicine for 41 years. He trained at Emory University and Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.  

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

American Legion Post & Auxiliary Unit 327

The American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 327 thanks all those who attended and participated in the Veterans Day celebration held on Nov. 11 in Clubhouse 2. It was wonderful to meet again and formally honor LW veterans in person after a year’s hiatus due to pandemic restrictions. 

 Post Cmdr. Rich Carson led a meaningful and informative celebration, and Auxiliary President Geri McNulty recited a beautiful poem defining the meaning and importance of the poppies associated with the American Legion.  There was a rousing “oorah” honoring the 100th anniversary of the United States Marine Corps, and the own Velvetones put people in the mood with patriotic music. It was a wonderful celebration honoring veterans, and the American Legion hopes to keep this gratitude for our veterans in hearts and minds all year-round.

Drop off batteries behind Building 5

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) sponsors several programs for Leisure Worlders to enjoy. The  GAF’s environmental program collects small consumer batteries and fluorescent light bulbs to prevent them from going to a landfill.

 Residents can drop off batteries, including hearing aid batteries, to be recycled  in the orange buckets in the alley behind the Building 5. Printer cartridges will not be accepted. 

There will also be a collection bucket in the Clubhouse 6 downstairs Hospitality area for shareholders convenience. 

The GAF is an independent nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to serving the residents of Seal Beach Leisure World. Its purpose is to make the community a better place to live. The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. 

All GAF programs are provided free to Leisure World residents. The GAF is entirely staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. The generous support from residents, clubs, organizations and businesses is the GAF’s main source of income. 

For more information about the GAF, go to www.GoldenAgefdn.org.

mobility aids program

Donate gently used moblity aids to the GAF

Do you have a wheelchair, transport chair, rollator with a seat or front wheel aluminum walker collecting dust in your house or carport? If you do, consider donating it to the Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) Mobility Aids Program.

It’s easy to donate and/or borrow items from the Mobility Aids Program. One of the volunteers will be happy to assist you at the office, which is located in Clubhouse 6 in the table tennis area on the first floor. 

The Mobility Aids Program loans equipment for six months to Leisure World residents.  This includes wheelchairs, transport chairs, rollators and walkers. The service is free of charge, and the program is run entirely by GAF volunteers. 

 The office is open Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m., excluding national holidays. People can also drop off donations any time by leaving them outside the Mobility Aids office in the designated drop off area. Do not drop off items at the Healthcare Center or the Optum building.  

The GAF does not accept bath aids of any kind or any other assistive devices. Due to a shortage of volunteers, the GAF is currently unable to pick up items at residents’ homes.  

For more information, call (562) 431-9589 or visit  www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

After looking at the election results in Virginia, in which the GOP captured the posts of governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, leaders and members of the LW Republican Club are looking more closely at education issues.

In every public school district and each individual school, there are hundreds of issues that have to be sorted out.

There will always be people who disagree on many of these issues. Amid the debates about what should be taught and how, a partial solution is picking up steam.

It is called school choice.

The Republican Club will circulate a petition supporting an initiative that would allow any parent of a school-age child to choose what school they want their children to attend. The measure would provide $14,000 per child for parents who send their children to a non-public school. This could be a private school, charter school, homeschool, parochial school or a charter school that converts to private status.

Some government sources report that public schooling in California costs about the same amount, about $14,000. According to the California Policy Center, however, this figure does not include payments that must be made to pay off school bonds or state contributions to the teachers’ retirement system (CalSTRS). Adding in these factors brings the total cost to over $20,000 per year, per student.

One benefit of school choice is that parents would become more involved in their child’s education. Parents have more intimate and detailed information about their child’s needs than a government institution such as a public school. Study after study has shown that when parents are more involved in a child’s education, the child usually does better.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

Chris Forehan, member of the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Trustees, will be the speaker at the Democratic Club’s membership meeting on Dec. 15.  All LW Democrats are invited to participate. To receive login information, email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or call (562) 412-0898.  

Forehan is one of the three trustees whom opponents are attempting to recall. The club opposes the recall effort  and believes the time and energy should be spent elsewhere.  Instead, efforts should be focused on working together to build back from the damage created due to COVID-19. 

Additionally, the school district will have to pay for the cost of this proposed recall, which is estimated to be up to $192,948, plus about $3.40 per signature for verification.

In an attempt to qualify this recall effort for a ballot measure in 2022, petitions will be circulating soon in Leisure World.  The club urges voters not to sign the petition.

As of press time, the petitions to recall have not yet been approved by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Organizers filed the second draft of the petitions on Nov. 4. The Registrar’s office had 10 days to review them.

 Once the petitions are certified, recall supporters will have 90 days to collect the roughly 6,000 signatures from registered voters needed to qualify for the ballot. That’s roughly 2,000 signatures from each of the targeted trustee areas, all of which include portions of Leisure World (Districts 2, 4 and 5).  

Anyone interested in more information about the process should Google “Procedures of  recalling local officials.” More information about this recall effort can be found on the club’s website at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com under the resources tab. Voters are also encouraged to do their own research.

The Democratic Club will continue to address this issue whether or not recall supporters are able get enough signatures to force a vote in 2022. 


Democratic Club leaders are also closely monitoring the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ efforts to redraw the shape of the districts. The dispute appears to be over which proposal dilutes minority voters.   

None of the supervisors has yet to indicate publicly which proposal he or she prefers.  However, they were scheduled to informally adopt a plan during the Nov. 16 meeting. Formal adoption will take place at a special meeting on Monday, Nov. 22, at 1 p.m. The meeting  is open to the public online or by phone at (866) 590-5055, access code 4138489.


LW Democrats and supporters  who are interested in receiving in-depth and up-to-date reporting on the issues can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or calling editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521.  

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, (562) 570-7387, or go online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report. Remember to not engage and give space to wild animals, strays and any sick or aggressive looking animal you come across.

Over 300 cars drove through GAF’s Shredding Service

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) quarterly shredding event on Nov. 9 was a huge success.

The GAF’s drop-and-go  method, established last year during the pandemic to mitigate the spread of COVID, worked extremely well. Residents remained in their cars while GAF volunteers retrieved the items to be shredded. The GAF plans to continue the drop-and-go method from now on.

The shredding truck driver, Ivan, was so helpful. There was a constant flow of cars dropping off items to be shredded.  Over 300 cars were served during the event.

The next shredding event will be held on March 8. The GAF asks residents to put documents to be shredded in paper or plastic bags and to not bring boxes.  

Residents are also asked to not bring batteries to the event.  Instead, residents can drop off used batteries in the orange buckets behind the Building 5 (see page 18 for more details).   

The GAF thanks the community for its generosity at the event.  Donations are gratefully accepted and are used to fund the GAF programs.  

Other GAF programs include the Hospitality Room, which is open Monday-Friday, from 9-11 a.m.  in Clubhouse 6 The GAF also loans mobility aids to the community as needed. Call (562)431-9589 for more information.

Visit the GAF’s website at www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.

-Rosemarie da Roza, 

GAF Shredding Service Chair

Schmooze Club

Next meeting is on Tuesday, Dec. 14

The Schmooze Club will be meeting in person as well as on Zoom, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

 Individually wrapped refreshments, schmoozing (socializing) and sign-ins begin at 10 a.m. Renowned musician Leo Cheyapov will entertain the group from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Rabbi Shmuel Marcus of Chabad of Cypress will  greet everyone after the long COVID-19 hiatus.

Cheyapov, educated in Russia, is known for mastering several instruments. He mixes jazz with the Jewish klezmer music of Eastern Europe and melodies of Israel and the Middle East. He performs with jazz groups as a soloist and often with Rabbi Marcus at Jewish events. Cheyapov is one of the club’s favorite guests, and it  looks forward to his performance once again. 

For everyone’s safety, masks are required. 

People can RSVP for both Zoom and in-person attendance to Darlene Rose at (562) 347-8088 or at darlenearose@gmail.com 

as soon as possible and or Sunday, Dec. 12, at the latest. 

All Leisure Worlders and guests are welcome to attend. Make sure to  provide names for Main Gate admission if guests do not live in Leisure World. There is no charge to attend. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Give back with Ralphs Rewards Program

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is launching its “Give Where You Live” campaign to raise awareness among residents about the value of contributing to the GAF.  

Ralphs announced that it is committed to giving $2 million over the next  year through its Community Contributions program. This  is a great opportunity to help the GAF help those who in need.

During Thanksgiving, many households purchase enough groceries to feed family and friends. Signing up for the Ralphs Rewards Program is an easy but important way to contribute to the GAF while holiday shopping. 

LWers can sign up for the Ralphs Rewards program by going to www.ralphs.com.  You will need your Ralphs Rewards card number or the phone number associated with the account to register.

People can also register via phone by calling (800) 443-4438. Make sure to include the GAF’s nonprofit organization number, FS 519, and to chose the Golden Age Foundation in Seal Beach, 90740, when registering by phone or online.

The GAF thanks those who have already signed up. In the last quarter, the GAF received $1,382.26 from 320 households who shopped at Ralphs.

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

Hearts and Hands United in Giving

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

To donate any of these items, 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, Unit 62A, or Mutual 2, Unit 48A. 

Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families, including shower services.

OBITUARIES, page 20-21

Fred Lee Shambaugh 


Fred Lee Shambaugh was born on Feb. 10, 1939, in Alhambra. He passed away peacefully at Villa Park Gardens Assisted Living after a short but courageous fight against gastric cancer, on Oct. 19 in Villa Park, , at the age of 82.

Fred is survived by his children, Gary and Cathy Musgrave of La Habra; Susan Musgrave of Seal Beach; Fred and Kyra Shambaugh of Murfreesboro, Tennessee;  and Jeff and Margie Wright of Tustin; grandchildren, Timothy and Katherine Wright of Clarksville, Tennessee; Nathanael Wright; and Grace, Elizabeth, Reid, and Reagan Shambaugh.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Reid and Maggie Edna (Lofton) Shambaugh, and by his wife of 52 years, Dorthey Jean (Morgan) Shambaugh.

Fred was the only child of Reid and Maggie Shambaugh. He attended Marguerita Elementary School and graduated from Mark Keppel High School in 1957. Fred played the trumpet in the high school marching band and also took woodshop, a hobby he enjoyed for the rest of his life. He had the honor of marching in the Rose Parade two times during his high school career. After graduation, Fred attended East Los Angeles Junior College for two years before transferring to Pepperdine College. Fred graduated from Pepperdine College in 1962 with a degree in business. 

In September 1962, Fred joined the army. He served six months at Fort Ord in Monterrey before joining the reserves. He served in the army until 1968. During his time in the reserves Fred was also a Los Angles Times distributor. Fred managed the delivery of the paper throughout numerous cities, often having to cover several shifts per day in addition to his administrative duties. Fred left his employment with the LA Times in 1968, finding it was too difficult to balance the long hours and family life.

In 1967, through a mutual acquaintance and church friends, Fred met a widow, Dorthey Musgrave, with two young children, Gary and Susan Musgrave. Fred and Dorthey married on Nov.14, 1967 in Alhambra. The next year, they purchased a catering business, VIP Catering, and worked together on their catering truck through 1976. During these years, the family welcomed two new additions: son Fred Lee Shambaugh Jr. and daughter Margie. The family moved to Seal Beach, and then to Huntington Beach. 

Fred enjoyed volunteering, whether it be as an assistant little league coach, supporting school programs at Edison High School or participating in activities with church family. 

After moving to Huntington Beach, Fred became a school bus driver for the Huntington Beach Union High School District. He drove the daily route for special needs students, picking up and dropping off students at their residences. During this time, Fred became very close to the students and families he served, as could be seen by the many gifts and cards he received each Christmas and June. After 23 years, Fred retired from the Huntington Beach Union High School District in 2000. During this time, Fred and Dorthey also owned a restaurant, Bun N Burger, for several years in Fountain Valley. In addition,  Fred worked part time in the Craftsman Tools section of Sears for 10 years, from 1986-1996.

Fred loved being part of a church family. He grew up at Alhambra Church of Christ, where his father was an elder. Fred, along with his wife, drove the congregation’s “Joy Bus” for many years, picking up neighborhood children for Sunday school. He also taught Bible class, took the church youth group on snow trips, helped with Christmas activities for The City of Children orphanage, sang regularly at convalescent homes, and volunteered running the snack shack at church camp at Camp Tanda. He was an active member in Alhambra, as well as at Newland Street Church of Christ, Costa Mesa Church of Christ, and finally Studebaker Road Church of Christ. He loved Christian service as could be seen in his favorite Bible verse, Galatians 6:9-10: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”

The family of Fred Shambaugh would like to thank Villa Park Gardens and Graceland Hospice for their wonderful care and support. They would also like to thank the members of the Yorba Linda Church of Christ and Studebaker Road Church of Christ congregations for all the prayers, cards, visits and phone calls during this difficult time.

The memorial service will be on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 2:30 p.m. at Studebaker Road Church of Christ, 3433 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA, 90808.

-paid obituary


Joseph Frances Ptacnik

1937- 2021

“Not just another Joe”

We are saddened by the loss of a dear friend, Joseph Frances Ptacnik. He was a proud father to Joe, Jim and Ann Horton and grandfather to Michael. He was known to most of his amateur radio friends as N6JAJ (Just Another Joe), though he was not just another Joe.

His career took him to Litton Company, where he worked on communication equipment for Naval ships. Then he worked in Bellview, Washington, building and troubleshooting highly technical machines. He became a technical expert during his career. When he moved to Leisure World in 2005,  he was generous with his time and knowledge of electronics, working with the  LW Radio Club, Veterans Radio Club and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).

He taught solder and antenna construction. His diligence to detail in design and fabrication was admired. He held classes in his home and tutored radio technology, helping many individuals pass their licensing exams. He participated in an Emergency Operational Drills at the Naval station as lead operator, transmitting emergency messages to hospitals.

Joe had many hobbies. He loved helping others. He was a Boy Scout leader with Chuck Blankenship for the Flaming Arrow troop. He spent many hours with metal detecting devices, a skill he taught to his sons, grandson and friends. 

He loved boating, having lived on a boat for five years with his family. He was such a good fisherman and taught his sons the fine art, which inspired one  of them to start a business selling custom-made fishing rods.

His best know, attribute  was his spiritual side. He  attended University Baptist Church and participated in Wednesday Bible study. He attended special beachside services on Sundays, where he would meditate on the wonders of the universe. A generous man, he would provide many neighbors and friends special Christmas gifts fabricated from recycled wine bottles and fitted with strings of lights. This year, they will all glow a bit brighter in his memory.

-paid obituary


In Memoriam

In loving memory of Epifanio (Pete) Perez. There will be a viewing held on Dec. 1 from 12-4 p.m. at Sticklin/Snively Morturary, 1952 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 9080.


In Memoriam 

Tammie Miller 63

Anna Bien-Gill 65

Sherry Jalilvand 74

Robert Underwood 93

Carmen Lomeli Maldonado 91

Janet Sugawara 92

Paul Morrison III 66

Patricia Yoshizawa 75

Michael Bernnstein 69

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary

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• The obituaries deadline is Monday at 1 p.m., prior to the desired Thursday publication date. Obituaries that are received later than Monday will go in the following week’s issue.

•Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files.

• The first 250 words, plus one picture, is free to publish in the newspaper; each additional word is 25 cents.

• For more information, call the LW Weekly office at (562) 430-0534, ext. 801, or email laurieb@lwsb.com.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/30



LW-Resident  562-419-3557 www.jafra.com/hwells  Celebrating 51-Year Career, Call for Specials!  Business License WEL0015 12/23



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 12/30


Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. 

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757.  03/31/22


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/07/2022


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

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

LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559.  03/10/22


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

License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 2/03/2022


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 12/30


Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 12/09



Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559.  03/10/22




40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 562-596-0559.  03/10/22

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 12/30



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/25


SKYLIGHT Cleaning and Repairs Contact Eugene at (714) 774-4385. Contractor State License 634613-B. 1/13/22




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 562-596-0559.   03/10/22

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. (562) 794-9377, (562) 221-5903.


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’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7. 

949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



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. 12/30


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-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. 12/16



Over 25+ years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/02


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. 12/23


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09


Leisure World Caregiver with/experience. Has car and can provide references. Maria 562-257-7631. Seal Beach Business License LOP0007. 11/25


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198. 11/18


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 12/23


Yvonne-Is-Back! Haircuts, Color, Perms, Pedicure/Manicure in your home. Call 714-855-8465 for appointment. License KK336138. 11/18


Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING  CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 12/02



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

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 11/18


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

949-371-7425. 12/23


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. 12/23



We make your home sparkle! 7-days call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A.  

Call 562-505-1613. 12/09


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001 11/18


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident  SB License FUH0001. 12/23



Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 11/18


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30


Looking for some new wheels?  Schwinn Meridian Deluxe Cruiser, brand new, red, three-speed trike,  26“ wheels, cargo basket, lists for $1071.49 will sell for $650. (All-weather dust cover included) Please call 562-493-3464.


Mobility power chair 3-years old used 6-times asking $795/OBO. Can deliver in Leisure-World. Bought new/$2200. Manufacture Titan. Comes with/Accessories – rear-Basket & Separate Compartment for Water/Phone. 562-307-2746


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 11/18


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 12/30


Rides by Russ 714-655-1544. 12/02

autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 12/30



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan. 11/25



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618. 12/02


I’ll buy your OLD Stressless-Recliner! My retirement hobby is restoring them. Text/562-225-8133. 11/18


Rummage Sale  Thursday/November-18th (8:30am-1:00pm). 13560 Medinac Lane. Mutual-5/Apartment-102H.  LCD 46’TV, 6-foot Christmas-Mas Tree, Golf Clubs, Luggage, Comforters, Women Shoes, lots of Clothing, Handbags, Patterns, Fabrics, Hawaiian Dresses, Leis, Flip Flops,  Cell Phones, Keyboard, Brand New Router, Custom Jewelry, DVDs and so much more!  Anna Derby (562) 301-5339. Golden Age Foundation. 11/18


Estate Sale – 13520 El Dorado, Mutual 4 – 50H. Thursday, November 18 and Friday, November 19, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Twin sofa bed, recliner, pair of chairs, modern entertainment center, inlaid tea cart, large wine rack, dining table/chairs, desks, cedar chest, dresser. Collectible plates, Tiffany and Waterford crystal, stereo, microwave/convection oven, interesting knick- knacks, art, vintage Halliburton luggage and more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD000l


Narrow Yellow 5-Drawer Fabric Dresser, Like-New/$40.  Assorted Elvis Presley and George Benson Vinyl Albums/$2-$20. Life-Size  Cutout-Cardboard, Elvis Presley, Blue Hawaii/$10. Assorted MacFarlane Elvis Action-Figures $20/each. 714-469-7519.


Mutual-3 Patio/Yard Sale. Thursday/November-18th & Friday/November-19th (9:00am-3:00pm). Alderwood-29G, Fresh Meadow-Building-13 and more locations! (Look for Signs). Lots of fabric, other sewing, kitchen, linens, Christmas-items, clothing and LOTS more!


2-speed Bike. 3-Cycle $150. New ladies shoes/size-8 and clothing, some dishes. Call AFTER 10:30am/562-598-9018.