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LW Weekly

Jan. 20, 2022


Executive Director Search Continues

A new Leisure World executive director is closer to being in place after the GRF Board of Directors participated in four executive sessions to select an executive search firm to recruit qualified candidates. 

Within two weeks following Randy Ankeny’s last day in early December, staff posted the vacancy on two top-level community managers’ websites and the Board viewed presentations by executives from four national search firms. During the GRF directors’ pre-Christmas week, they spent six hours interviewing, evaluating and reviewing bids from the search firms before choosing an Arizona-based company with extensive contacts in the western states. The firm asked to remain unidentified so its search would not compromise potential candidates’ identities.

The firm formally undertook the search Jan. 6, and a week later, its president led board members through a formal process outlining personal and professional attributes considered important for the new executive director. 

During the meeting, the firm’s president said that the job managing one of the nation’s first retirement communities is considered a top-echelon position. He indicated the recruitment process will be easier because of Ankeny’s eight-year tenure in the position and his cooperative relationship with the GRF board. Another positive factor is Leisure World’s reputation for sound financial and management decisions that have kept insurance and lawsuit costs far lower than similar organizations. However, coastal California’s sky-high home values may limit the pool of candidates willing to relocate to take on the position, he said.

The firm’s president predicted a new Leisure World executive director could be hired by late April and in place before summer, depending upon the winning candidate’s notice requirements and relocation issues. 


Update from the Board

Leisure World residents will have on-site access to three outside social service agencies after the GRF Board of Directors approved office space renovations during its December meeting.

The GRF Board approved $10,000 to remodel a Building 5 room, implementing a plan proposed by GRF Member Resource Liaison Robann Arshat. The facility will rotate on-site representatives from Orange County Adult Protective Services, Alzheimer’s Orange County and the Southern California Council on Aging, streamlining the process for LWSB residents coping with age-related support issues.

The Golden Age Foundation is supplementing the program by funding necessary transportation, food and care expenses for residents needing temporary help to stay in their homes. The new facility, which is scheduled to open in January, will be located next to the Café. 

 In the other action, the GRF board authorized $250,000 to replace the Fitness Center’s air conditioning/heating system. After the Clubhouse 6 exercise area was reconfigured and expanded by nearly 30 percent, the existing unit could not cool the facility to user expectations. 

The Board also approved the final payment for the community’s Aquatic Center. The original plan to replicate the old pool was abandoned when demolition revealed severe defects in the pool’s concrete deck and utilities, as well as structural dangers in the shower rooms. Just a month before the World Health Organization recognized COVID as a worldwide pandemic, the Board had voted to completely redesign and rebuild the pool. 

The resulting suspension of government permit services, supply chain disruptions and the striking price rise of building materials caused cost overruns, bringing the total price of the enlarged and improved Aquatic Center area to $2.7 million. According to GRF Director Carole Damoci, that’s approximately, in inflation-adjusted dollars, what the pool’s original 1962 construction cost.

The next general board meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.


LW was experiment in age-segregated lifestyle

Leisure World’s innovative senior housing and services model provoked attention on how society would cope with its first generation of independent older citizens. In this last installment of Leisure World’s new Wikipedia entry, Mutual 5 GRF Director William Thompson documents critical events when Leisure World, because it was a pioneer, helped define the nation’s sociological and legal view of the aging process. Previous entries appeared in the Jan. 6 and Jan. 13 LW Weekly.

by William Thompson

GRF director


Should Elders Have Leisure?

Even before Leisure World Seal Beach was completed, the firm’s huge marketing campaign assured Leisure World would be the poster child in a national discussion of the social, economic and psychological implications of age-segregated communities. While some journalists lauded the youthful energy Leisure World residents exhibited, (30) one Newsweek writer suggested too much leisure weakened elderly minds. He mocked retirement villages as escapist, places where “reality and utopian fantasy merge in ‘an air of elegant euphoria.’” (50) 

Simultaneously, “old-age ghettos” was how a syndicated essay portrayed Leisure World and its ilk. (51) An Associated Press article, “Let’s Quit Working and Retire,” even chided the pre-70-old retirees of Leisure World and similar developments for slacking in their duty to enrich the American economy (52). 

1995 Flood

A flood control channel that traverses Leisure World Seal Beach overflowed in the wake of a 5-inch rainstorm on Jan. 4, 1995. Approximately 170 Leisure World units were declared uninhabitable, and 200 more suffered some water damage. The amphitheater’s bowl filled with 10 feet of water, while the basement of the Redeemer Lutheran Church held 12 feet of water. The Seal Beach mayor estimated the flood caused $2 million in damages. (53)


Leisure World Seal Beach’s pioneering role in introducing cooperative community governance to California led it to be a party in two important lawsuits that helped establish the state’s homeowners association (HOA) regulations:

• Golden Rain Foundation v. Leisure World Foundation (1965-1967): To assure creditors for the Seal Beach development would be paid, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) advocated continued professional management of Leisure World. As community fees rose to pay for the Leisure World medical plan, an often-bitter series of public meetings erupted pitting residents against management. (45) According to court documents, “a local city official” suggested to GRF’s executive director “that it might be well to conduct an investigation” of Lloyd Gummere, the leader of the residents’ protest group. When two private detectives were arrested for wiretapping Gummere’s phone, (54) an active revolt began. After a dissident slate of candidates unseated the 1963-64 GRF board, that incumbent board bound the 1964-65 board to a management agreement with a Cortese-affiliated company. (55) Some shareholders suggested the decision ceding control to Cortese’s now-multi-community management company weakened the developers’ original promise that “residents will formulate the policies of the community” (56) Although facing vigorous opposition from the FHA, (57) the new GRF board sued Cortese. In October 1967, the court voided GRF’s agreement with Cortese’s national Leisure World Foundation, initiating the path to the present shareholder governance. (46) 

• Golden Rain Foundation v. Carol Franz (2004-2008): A group of shareholders petitioned for access to GRF board documents under California regulations governing HOAs. GRF asserted that because GRF owned no residences, it was not an HOA, but a management company under contract to the home-owning mutuals. In a series of cases ending at the California Court of Appeals, GRF’s structure, which GRF’s expert witness testified was “unique” in the United States, was ruled to be an HOA and subject to all relevant provisions. (58)


In 2019, 9,595 people, with an average age of 74, lived in Leisure World Seal Beach. Slightly more than 60 percent were female. Thirty-three percent of the community’s population was over 80. Fifty-one residents were aged 100 or more. (59) The population density of the development’s 535 acres is 11,477 people per square mile. (60)


The Leisure World Globe, located at the development’s Seal Beach Boulevard entrance, is one of the nation’s largest globes. (61) Cortese wanted his new development to attract attention and remembered the 50-foot Globe-A-Drome in the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition’s midway (62). Frustrated in his attempt to buy the original, he commissioned a 32-foot-tall, 14-ton rotating structure that originally was surrounded by fountains. (63) The Leisure World globe is frequently thought to be modeled on the 1964 New York World’s Fair Unisphere, (61) but it was completed months before the Unisphere’s plans were unveiled. (64) The Leisure World globe is the only free-standing sculptural piece listed among “Orange County’s 125 Icons” during the county’s 125th anniversary. (65)  It was refurbished in 2016. (66)

The Leisure World Amphitheater is a 2,500-seat outdoor performance space that hosts community gatherings and performances, as well as national entertainers. Its proscenium, stage and pit closely replicate the Hollywood Bowl’s first permanent structure, which opened in July 1922. (67)

The Leisure World Historical Society Museum, a display of artifacts, photographs and documents, wasn located in the first-built Leisure World clubhouse. The development’s historical archives are now located at the University of California, Irvine.

A bronze statue of a ballerina, Premiere Danseuse Etoile, (68) by noted Italian sculptor Pino Conte (1915-1997), is mounted at the entrance to Leisure World Seal Beach’s Administration Building. Now referred to within the community as “Twiggy,” it was a 1963 gift to the community from the Corteses.

Located within a 3-mile radius of Leisure World are:

• California State University, Long Beach, including the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum; Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden; Carpenter Arts Center (the Carpenters’ memorabilia are exhibited in this concert hall); and the Walter Pyramid, an 18-story CSULB arena that is one of the United States’ three true pyramids. 

•Joint Forces Training Base—Los Alamitos, including the JFTB Aquatics Center (the U.S. Women’s National Water Polo Team training site is open to public) and the Navy Golf Course, a public 27-hole facility that was Tiger Woods’ childhood home course.

•Long Beach Marina, the U.S.’s largest municipally owned marina system, with 3,600 slips. (69)

•Naples Island

•Old Town Seal Beach, featuring the Seal Beach Municipal Pier—at 1,835 feet, California’s second-longest wooden pier. (70)

•San Gabriel River Trail, a 35-mile trail from Azusa to Seal Beach that passes alongside the community.

• Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge

• U.S. Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, which is the site of the World War II National Submarine Memorial-West.


In 1964, ABC’s “Queen for a Day” broadcast an entire show dedicated to women in Leisure World. At the show’s conclusion, host Jack Bailey granted that day’s winner, Leisure World resident Mabel Menke, with her wish for a new tricycle. (71) 

In 1986, a segment of NBC’s “Highway to Heaven,” starring and directed by Michael Landon, was filmed at Leisure World Seal Beach. NBC premiered the episode, titled “Love at Second Sight,” on Nov. 6, 1986, as episode 6 in the series’ third season. (72) 

Future U.S. presidents Richard Nixon (73), Ronald Reagan (74) and George H.W. Bush (75) spoke at Leisure World during campaign events. Future presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole campaigned in Leisure World for her spouse, United States Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, during his 1996 presidential campaign. (76)

Leisure World Seal Beach’s proximity to Los Angeles assured its summer amphitheater concerts often had star lineups. The weekly events have featured well-known artists such as singers Debbie Reynolds, Rosemary Clooney, Kathryn Grayson, Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, Anita O’Day, Tony Martin, Buddy Greco, Frankie Avalon, John Davidson and Frankie Laine, as well as the bands or orchestras of Harry James, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Les Brown, Nelson Riddle and Lawrence Welk.  Prominent small groups included The Mills Brothers, The Ink Spots, The Lettermen, The Kingston Trio, The Four Freshmen, The Coasters, The Lennon Sisters and The Diamonds. Among the actors who appeared at the Amphitheater were Mickey Rooney, Dorothy Lamour, Buddy Ebsen, Nanette Fabray, Martha Raye, Florence Henderson and Sally Kellerman. (77) (78) 


•1963–—Ross Cortese named “Builder of the Year,” National Association of Home Builders (79)

•1999—Ross and Alona Cortese were named among “The Most 100 Influential Builders of the Century,” Builder Magazine (3)

•2017—“Seven Most Popular Destinations for Seniors,” The Motley Fool (80)

•2019—“Best Orange County Leisure Community,” Los Angeles Times Readers’ Poll (81)

•2020—“America’s Best and Most Affordable Beach Towns for Retirement,” National Association of Realtors (82)

•2020—“Best Orange County Leisure Community,” Los Angeles Times Readers’ Poll (83)


•Thomas Amberry (1922-2017): At age 71, made 2,750 consecutive basketball free throws to set a Guinness world record. 

•Mary F. Lindsley (1907-1997): A creative writing professor at New York City’s Hunter College for 41 years, she published over 15 books of fiction, poetry and plays. Also wrote as Mary L. Jaffee. (84)

•Kate Pedigo (1911-2016): A folk-art painter who wrote and published books in three different genres after her 80th birthday. (85)

Like to know more? Professor Thompson’s sources appear below.

Works Cited:

3. Alona Cortese, 97; Co-Developer of Leisure World. Orange County Register. April 23, 2006.

46. Barrett, Tom. Timeline. [ed.] Margaret Gillon. Seal Beach Leisure World History. Feb. 10, 2012.

30. Ray, Bill. Widening World of Retirement Towns. Life. Nov. 8, 1963, pp. 93-98, 100, 102.

50. Old Folks at Home. The Emporia Gazette. March 20, 1963, p. 2.

51. Retirement Cities’ Newest Boom in California. The York Dispatch. Nov. 4, 1963, p. 17.

52. Barnes, Bob. Fun Begins at 50—Let’s Quit Working and Retire. The Sunday Press. Feb. 3, 1963, p. C16.

53. Hernandez, Greg, Grad, Shelby and Hsu, Nancy. Flooding Wreaks Havoc at Leisure World in Seal Beach. Los Angeles Times. Jan. 6, 1995.

45. 2,500 Hit Leisure World Leaders. The Register. March 16, 1964, p. B1.

54. Kerrigan, J. People v. Potter. 2139, 240 Cal. App. 2d 624. s.l.: California Court of Appeals, March 7, 1966.

55. Sutton, Charles. New Controversy at Leisure World. Press-Telegram. June 2, 1964, p. B2.

56. Second Unit of Leisure World Sold Out; Third Unit to Open. Independent-Press-Telegram. April 15, 1962, p. R8.

57. Davidson, Bill. Thistles in Paradise. Saturday Evening Post. Jan. 16, 1965, pp. 19-25.

58. Leisure World Residents Win Legal Battle to See Books. Orange County Register. June 20, 2008.

59. Fabian, Daniel. 2019 Demographics of Leisure World Seal Beach. lwsb.com. [Online] Nov. 14, 2019. [Cited: Feb. 24, 2021.] pp. 17-18. https://www.lwsb.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/CCIT-Agenda-11-14-19.pdf.

60. Administration. Real Trust Property Acreage. lwsb.com. [Online] [Cited: Feb. 24, 2021.] https://www.lwsb.com/grf/governing-docs/30-5041-5-real-property-acreage/.

61. Seltzer, Debra Jane. Giant Globes. RoadsideArchitecture.com. [Online] [Cited: Nov. 19, 2021.] https://www.roadarch.com/mim/globes.html.

62. San Francisco Bay Exposition. Official Guide Book: Golden Gate International Exposition. [ed.] Gladys Tilden. 1st. San Francisco: Crocker Company, 1939. p. 95.

63. Work Progressing on Leisure World. Independent-Press-Telegram. Oc. 8, 1961, p. R6.

64. Rogers, Adam. What the Unisphere Tells Us About America at the Dawn of the Space Age. Smithsonian Magazine. June 2017.

65. Orange County Board of Supervisors. 125 Iconic People, Places and Things That Represent Orange County for Its 125th Birthday. ocgov.com. [Online] [Cited: March 19, 2021.] https://www.ocgov.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=36688.

66. Goulding, Susan Christian. Leisure World Unveils Earth-Toned Globe. Orange County Register. Oct. 7, 2016.

67. The Hollywood Bowl. Water and Power Associates. [Online] [Cited: Oct. 2, 2021.] https://waterandpower.org/museum/Early_Views_of_the_Hollywood_Bowl.html.

68. Dixon, Gail. Premiere Danseuse Etoile. Laguna Woods, California: s.n., April 23, 2021. Dixon is chief administrative officer for Laguna Woods History Center.

69. League of California Cities. Long Beach Marinas. cacities.org. [Online] 2012. [Cited: April 18, 2021.] https://www.cacities.org/Top/Partners/California-City-Solutions/2012/Long-Beach-Marinas.

70. California Pier Facts and Figures. See California. [Online] [Cited: Feb. 27, 2021.] http://www.seecalifornia.com/piers/california-pier-statistics.html.

71. Cenklin, Tom. A Queen We Know. The Nashua Reporter. Feb. 27, 1964, p. 8.

72. Newhouse, Margaret. Michael Landon Series to Film Segment Here. Leisure World News. Sept. 6, 1986, p. 2.

73. Nixon Gives Talks at 4 Receptions. Independent. March 24, 1962, p. A4.

74. Bettmann. Ronald Reagan Greets Crowd at Leisure World. Seal Beach, CA: s.n., Oct. 13, 1980.

75. Johnson, Cynthia. Vice Pres. George Bush at a Campaign Rally for Seniors. Seal Beach, CA: s.n., Oct. 1, 1980.

76. Barletti, Don. Elizabeth Dole, Wife of Presumed Presidential Candidate. Seal Beach, CA: s.n., July 3, 1996.

77. Thayer, Kathy. Famous Performers at the Amphitheater. Seal Beach, CA: s.n., March 2, 2021. Personal Email to William Thompson.

78. Videos. Seal Beach Leisure World Historical Society and Museum. [Online] [Cited: Dec. 11, 2021.] https://sealbeachleisureworldhistory.org/videos.html.

79. 1971: Ross Cortese Redefines How Senior Citizens Live. Orange County Register. Nov. 25, 2005.

3. Alona Cortese, 97; Co-Developer of Leisure World. Orange County Register. April 23, 2006.

80. Maranjian, Selena. The 7 Most Popular Retirement Destinations for Seniors. Motley Fool. [Online] April 27, 2017. [Cited: Feb. 23, 2021.] https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/04/27/the-7-most-popular-retirement-destinations-for-sen.aspx.

81. TimesOC’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards highlights Orange County Favorites. Los Angeles Times. [Online] Nov. 11, 2019. [Cited: Feb. 24, 2021.] https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/entertainment/story/2019-11-11/timesocs-2019-readers-choice-awards-highlights-orange-county-favorites.

82. Ventiera, Sara. Catch the Silver Wave! America’s Most Affordable Beach Towns for Retirement. Realtor.com. [Online] National Association of Realtors, June 29, 2020. [Cited: Feb. 23, 2021.] https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/best-affordable-beach-towns-retirement/.

83. Best of Times OC. Los Angeles Times. Nov. 15, 2020. p. 55.

84. Reginald, R. Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature: A Checklist, 1700-1974. Detroit: Gale Research Company, 1979. p. 950. Vol. II.

85. LW Library. lwsb.com. [Online] [Cited: March 2, 2021.] https://g92021.eos-intl.net/G92021/OPAC/Search/IconSearch.aspx?TaskCode=1771210&TitleListPageSize=100.

Mask Mandate

GRF clarifies new guidelines

The State of California has extended the previous mask mandate, which became effective Dec. 15, 2021, to at least Feb. 15. Masks are required for the interior use of all trust property until further notice. This includes the Fitness Center, table tennis area, woodshop, the Library, shuffleboard court, all clubhouses, the Friends of the Library store and all GRF offices. 

The California Department of Health has issued a statement saying, “Masks are required for all individuals in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccination status. . . Surgical masks or higher-level respirators (e.g., N95s, KN95s, KF94s) with good fit are recommended.”

GRF will enforce the mandate in venues where staff is present, however clubs and individuals reserving clubhouse space are responsible for their members’ and/or guests’ compliance. A club or private party may require stricter precautions, including:

• Wearing of medical-grade masks (supplied by the club).

• Disallowing food consumption. If a club chooses to allow food, it should be consumed in a separate, designated area and not at tables where other activities are being conducted (card or game playing, for example).

• Suspending guest attendance at meetings.

• Other reasonable restrictions not in conflict with GRF policies.

GRF reserves the right to cancel any reservation at any time of any club, organization or individual who refuses to comply with or enforce this ruling.

Exemptions to Mask Requirement

Examples of individuals in LW who would be exempt from wearing masks at all times include:

• Persons with a medical condition, mental-health condition or disability that prevents wearing a mask. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.

• Persons who are hearing impaired or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.

For further information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.

—Kathy Thayer, Assistant Recreation Manager

POOL Progress

Drains installed, electrical work continues

Work continues at the LW pool, which is undergoing a complete renovation. Among the recent progress is:

• Electrical and rough plumbing in women’s and men’s bathrooms continue.

• Rough electrical is being installed for mechanical/attendant room.

• Interior painting of mechanical room prior to setting the equipment.

• Pool area deck drains are being installed.

• Final prepping for Southern California Edison transformer installation.

—Kevin Black, Physical Property Manager

GRF director appointed to SB planning commission

At the Jan. 10 Seal Beach City Council meeting, Dominic (Nick) Massetti of Mutual 17 was appointed to the Planning Commission as a representative of District 2. 

“I’m looking forward to learning more about what goes on in government at the larger Seal Beach community level,” Massetti said.

Massetti, who has lived in LW since 2009, currently serves on the GRF Board of Directors. Among other contributions, in 2017, he partnered with the South Coast AQMD to install 29 air quality-monitors within the community, plus a weather station on Mutual 17’s Building 1. 

Having received a bachelor’s degree in physics from St. Mary’s College in Moraga and a master’s in solid state physics from UC San Diego, Massetti’s career spanned 45 years at companies including Hughes Aircraft, Texas Instruments and Seagate Technologies. He retired in 2016 from his position as an intellectual property engineer for OmniVision Technologies in Santa Clara. 

In addition to serving on the GRF Board, Massetti volunteers for the Y-Mens Service Group, tends a garden plot in Edison Park, manages a newsletter for his engineering society and helps to manage the activities of his nearby grandchildren. 

District 2 City Council Member Thomas Moore requested Massetti’s appointment.

Watch Leisure World in HD

LWers can now watch LW programs in clear HD. Go online to sbtv3.org, and on the home page, click on the SBTV3  logo. Then click the arrow, and voila! See the TV schedule in the LW Weekly and at sbtv3.org for programs of interest.


Thank you for the safety flags for mobility devices that were sponsored by GAF and Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club on Jan. 8. They were very accommodating and helpful in making us safer.

Jeanne Haislett Pontac

Mutual 10


This is to give you feedback from when you published my Letter to the Editor on Nov. 25, promoting people walking here at twilight or sunrise wear a reflective safety vest so they can be seen by drivers.

Since then, I saw for the first time a gal wearing that vest we can purchase in LW! 

Linda Lomma

Mutual 10

Editor’s note: As Lomma pointed out in her original letter, the reflective vests are one size fits all, cost less than $4, and can be purchased from the Copy and Supply Center in Building 5.

LW Poetry

This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. 


January’s cold nips fingers and toes.

In his rocking chair, grandpa dozes.

Dad and the boys are shoveling snow.

Mom and the girls are mixing cookie dough.

Gram is knitting and humming a hymn.

Welcome, January, let the new year begin.

—Phyllis Poper, Mutual 14

GRF Security 

Decal Office Hours

Located in Building 5, the GRF Security Decal Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. The office is closed Wednesdays, Sundays and on weekdays from noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch.

Appointments are not required. Decal issuance is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To receive a vehicle decal, residents must present the following documents: Proof of vehicle insurance, DMV vehicle registration (vehicle must be registered to the LWSB resident); DMV driver’s license; and a GRF ID card.

Decals are valid for up to two years after the date of issuance. If a resident’s driver’s license expires before the end of the two-year period, a decal will expire in the same month the resident’s drivers license expires. Expired insurance, registration and/or driver’s licenses are not valid documents, and no decal will be issued. A DMV identification card is not a valid driver’s license, and no decal will be issued.

Setting It Straight

Lee “Jack” Pfeifer was incorrectly identified as Lee “Jake” Pfeifer in the bocce article  published on Dec. 30, 2021.

GRF Service

Sell vehicles on the 4th Saturday

Leisure World shareholder/members can sell used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturdays of the month. The next car lot is set for Jan. 22.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured. 

In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner does not need to be present. A single “for sale” sign no larger than 18-by-24 inches can be displayed on the vehicle. 

Only LW residents are allowed to display vehicles for sale. The sale is open to residents and the guests they call in. For more information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

Perspectives Policy

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

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

Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. 

The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any GRF employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority is given to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant reviews, theater reviews or travel journal submissions are welcome, subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.


Start date pushed back

Due to the current surge of the omicron COVID-19 variant, North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) has made the decision to push back the start date of its spring classes at LW until the week of Feb. 7.

Below are the new start dates for the upcoming semester. Both Mature Driver courses will still meet on their originally planned dates. 

Classes are still planned to end the last week of May.

Anyone with any questions about this change should contact the Library at (562) 598-2431.

CAP Food Distribution is Today, Jan. 20

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. Food will be distributed today, Jan. 20.

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

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

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


GRF BOD Monthly Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4 and via Livestream 

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

1) Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

2) Roll Call

3) President’s Comments

a) Announcements

4) Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update 

5) Health Care Advisory Board Update

6) Shareholder/Member Comments 

a) Written, submitted prior to meeting

b) Verbal, via live streaming

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).) Each speaker is limited to: four minutes when there are no more than 15 speakers; three minutes for 16-25; and two minutes for more than 26.

7) Consent Calendar

a) Committee/Board meetings for the Month of December 2021 

i) Minutes of the Physical Property Committee Board Meeting, Dec. 1

ii) Minutes of the GRF Administration Committee Board Meeting, Dec. 2

iii) Minutes of the Finance Committee Board Meeting, Dec. 20

b) GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Dec. 21

c) January GRF Board Report, dated Jan. 25

d) Accept of the Interim Financial Statements for Audit, December 2021

e) Approve Reserve Funding Investment Purchase

8) Ad Hoc Reports

a) Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee-Discussion

b) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee-Discussion

c) Website Ad Hoc Committee-Discussion

9) New Business

a) General

i) Reserve Funding Request-Server Replacement

ii) Establishment of Ad Hoc Committee

b) Finance Committee

i) Amend Rule 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income

ii) FINAL VOTE: Amend Policy 40-5061-2, Fees

iii) FINAL VOTE: Adopt Policy 40-5580-2, Entry Passes-Fees

c) Mutual Administration Committee

i) Approval to Host 2022 Life Options Expo

d) Physical Property Committee

i) Capital Funding Request-St. Andrews Electric Vehicle Charging Station

ii) Capital Funding Request-Urban Crossroad-North Gate Road in Northwood Road and St. Andrews Drive

iii) Reserve Funding Request-St. Andrews/Northwood Drainage Concerns

iv) Reserve Funding Request-Clubhouse 2 Lobby Carpet Replacement

e) Recreation Committee

i) Adopt Policy 70-5563-1, Needle Arts Studio-Rules

f) Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

i) Amend Policy 30-5167-3, Committee Charter

g) Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

i. Capital Funding Request-Speed Cushions

ii) FINAL VOTE: Amend Policy 80-1937-2, Parking-Fines

iii) FINAL VOTE: Rescind Policy 80-1927.01-2, Fees for Parking Rules Violations on Trust Property

iv) FINAL VOTE: Rescind Policy 80-1927.02-3, Parking Rules for Trust Property

10) Board Member Comments

11) Next Meeting

a) Feb. 22, Clubhouse 4/virtual

12) Adjournment

News Deadlines

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

Community Guide White Pages

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

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

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

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

Carport Cleaning

Since most of the holidays in 2022 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, some carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday, with the exception of Presidents’ Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

The following carports will be cleaned on Jan. 31.

In the morning: Mutual 6, Carports 72-73, 81-82.

In the afternoon: Mutual 7, Carports 83-84, 86-89.

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.

Family Radio Service Users

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

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

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

Comments/Questions at Meetings

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

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

To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. 

You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Religion, 9-10

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Assembly of God meets Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing is held on the third Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sermon for this week:   Lions are cunning predators.  They are opportunists. Lions identify the young, the weak, the isolated, the injured, those who are least able to defend themselves or escape, and wait for an opportunity to attack.    1 Peter 5:8 depicts Satan as a roaring lion, searching for someone to devour. Pastor Chuck Franco will continue the “How To” series this Sunday with “How to Avoid Satan’s Snares.”  If one is feeling weak, injured, isolated or is young in their faith journey, this message will be relevant. 

Bible Study: Assembly of God is going through a new study titled “Living Victoriously in a Difficult World,” from 1 Peter. It illustrates how to overcome when popular thought and culture go against God’s standard. This seven-week study features video teaching by Kyle Idelman, with discussion moderated by Pastor Chuck.  

Contact:   More information about  Assembly of God  can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com. Those who want prayer, personal contact from a pastor, or have not received a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco at (562) 357-4360 or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. Carolyn van Aalst is available for prayer requests at  (562) 343-8424. 

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

Community Church

The Community Church Missions Team is hosting a Drive Through Food Collection on Thursday, Jan. 27. People are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the parking area in front of the church between 10 a.m.-noon. A Missions Team member will meet people at their vehicles to collect the donations.

Community Church has returned to virtual worship until the omicron wave crests and recedes. Virtutual worship will be held services throughout  the rest of January, and church leaders will reassess the situation at the beginning of February.  As other social events are canceled, Pastor Johan Dodge encourages church members to see the ways remaining at home can be an intentional, sacred experience.  

This week’s worship service will be on Sunday, Jan. 23, on Zoom and Facebook. LWers are invited to join Community Church in worshipping God and learning about practicing the experience of the Holy Spirit in the ordinary and simple things like getting out of bed in the morning. 

People can join the livestream worship service on Facebook at @communitychurchleisureworld.  Those who don’t have Facebook can join the Zoom meeting by calling  the church office at (562) 431-2503 or by emailing leisurewccsue@yahoo.com.  

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

First Christian Church

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


Saturday and Sunday services have the same message given by Pastor Bruce Humes. Sunday services are from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and are traditional, with hymnal music featuring Pat Kogok at the piano. A special duet will be sung by Lita Fernando and Terry Humphrey this week. 

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

Friday evening prayer meetings are from 6-7, and weekly Bible study, led by Jack Frost, meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

All events are open to anyone interested. 

The Message

In 1 Thessalonians 3:5, the apostle Paul, out of concern that the believers in Thessalonica were not sufficiently established in the faith, writes, “For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor might be in vain.” Paul dispatched Timothy back to Thessalonica to check on the believers there and the condition of the church. In verse 6-8, Paul  comments on the good report from Timothy: “For now that Timothy has come to us from you, and brought good news of your faith and love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, greatly desiring to see us, as we also to see you—therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress, we were comforted concerning you by your faith. For now, we live if you stand fast in the Lord.”

Nothing compares to getting a good report from back home that everything is going well. In this case it’s those believers in Thessalonica standing firm in their faith. 

Scripture of the Week

“I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.  I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High”  (Psalm 9:1-2, NIV).


Out of an abundance of caution, First Christian Church asks anyone who feels ill in any capacity to not attend service.  

Those who wish to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call the church office at (562) 431-8810 and leave a message. The call will be returned at earliest opportunity. 

LW Baptist

LW Baptist will meet for worship in Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Jan 23, at 10 a.m.  The message follows Jesus from the Upper Room to Gethsemane. On the path, Jesus tutors true worshippers in kingdom greatness, the grace to go through life daily and, ultimately, to face death. 

Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. The women’s Bible study group meets on Mondays at 10 a.m. The Energizers goup meets Wednesdays at 3 p.m. to pray for missions and each other, as well as  meditate on Psalm 6. 

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

Faith Christian Assembly

Every Sunday at 5 p.m.,  prior to Faith Christian Assembly’s Sunday service at 5:30 a.m., people gather to pray in the prayer room, just off the main sanctuary.  

The assembled know what the famous 19th century preacher Charles Spurgeon once spoke: “To pray is to enter the treasure-house of God and to gather riches out of an inexhaustible storehouse.” This is a group of welcoming and friendly people who love to pray and co-labor with God to access his “inexhaustible storehouse” of riches, to impact lives and the culture around the community, both near and far. 

Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

 People who have a desire to be prayed for or want to join Faith Christian Assembly’s pre-service prayer are welcome to come this Sunday, Jan 23, at 5 p.m.

Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m. The midweek Bible study is  on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 

To receive a free copy of the newsletter, call (562) 598-9010. For more information about the church, visit www.FCAchurch.net.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev will not conduct in-person services until at least March due to the spread of the omicron variant of  COVID-19.

Until then, Beit HaLev livestream services can be found on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom.  To join the Zoomagogue community, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09.The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

Beit HaLev’s online services are on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.  Services are followed by the Coffee Chavurah social on Zoom.

Following the miracle of the Israelites’ redemption at the Red Sea last week, the Torah reading this Shabbat is “Yitro,” named for Moses’ father-in-law, who teaches Moses a lesson in how to delegate power so that he not become overwhelmed with trivialities. Beit HaLev will read from Exodus 19:1-20:21, which includes the Revelation at Mt. Sinai and the giving of the Decalogue, the Ten Statements.

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. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and doesn’t believe in labels. It considers all religions holy and valid.

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

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will conduct its service via Zoom with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m..    and Saturday,  Jan. 22, 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 walks 6 feet apart while wearing masks every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. Meet at the bus stop across from Clubhouse 3. 

Lisa Brass is crocheting double-thick pot holders as a fundraiser for $18 a pair. Call (562) 794-9090 to order.

Congregation Sholom has silk-screened, reusable Congregation Sholom of Leisure World masks for sale at $5 each or four masks for $18, including shipping. All proceeds will go to the general fund. Email Murray Pollack at  murrjet@yahoo.com or call (562) 331-3949 to place an order.

Those who want to plant a tree in Israel for any occasion can contact Michele Vallens at (562) 230-7464 for more information.

Those who need to be added the yahrzeit list should call Lisa Brass at (562) 794-9090 so she can inform the clergy.

Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should call Darlene Rose at (562) 347-8088 by Wednesday, so she can inform the clergy.

Those who want to join the congregation should let Howard Brass know at (562) 794-9090.

To receive Zoom invitations to all Congregation Sholom events, call Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time on Jan. 23. The first reading is from Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10, and the second reading is from 1 Corinthians 12:12-30. The Gospel reading is fromLuke 1:1-4; 4:14-21.

Pilgrim Virgin Program

Holy Family invites prayer groups, families and individuals to take its Fatima Pilgrim Statue home to pray for peace, world consecration and vocations for one-week durations as often as possible throughout the year. Signups and instructions are available in the office. 


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

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

Christian Woman’s Fellowship Group

The Christian Woman’s Fellowship Group will meet Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, to discuss Elizabeth George’s book “Loving God With All Your Heart.” All LWers are welcome. For more information, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton at (562) 594-8100.

Christian Fellowship & Fun Club

The Christian Fellowship and Fun Club will not meet on Jan. 25 due to the increased risk of the virus spreading. It looks forward to gathering again on Feb. 22. 

People can call (562) 455-6218 for more information.

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FALW makes annual donation to the GAF

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) accepted a generous donation from the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW). The GAF is grateful that even during difficult times, FALW continues to make annual donations to the organization.

FALW was established in August 2009. The a nonprofit charitable organization desires to build better relationships within a diverse community. and support the needs of the larger Leisure World community.

Currently, there are 63 paid and active members in the FALW. Anyone who is a Leisure World resident can become a member.

This donation was given to help the GAF provide for the needs of the community.

The FALW has two fundraising events each year, the annual luau dinner and dance in September, and the Valentine’s Ball in February. FALW also hosts the annual picnic for all veterans in Leisure World. 

FALW renounces violence as an instrument of organizational policy and adheres to a policy of peace, justice, freedom, cooperation and unity with all organizations and individuals.

The GAF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of LW residents. It was established in 1973 by members of the Board of Directors of the Golden Rain Foundation.

Through the generosity of individuals in the community, the GAF can provide various programs and projects to LWers for free. Entirely staffed by resident volunteers, the group’s major income source is contributions from residents, either individually or through clubs and organizations.

For more information, visit the GAF’s website at www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.


LWer celebrates 75th birthday

Arnold Bateman of Mutual 9 will celebrate his 75th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 23. Arnold moved to Leisure World 13 years ago and has enjoyed his time in the community and what it has to offer for retirement. In fact, LWers may have seen Arnold around the community. He likes going to events, the gym and bike riding.  He also enjoys walking around Leisure World with his wife of 39 years, Patricia Bateman.  He has three sons, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and enjoys spending his retirement with his loved ones.  

Arnold will be celebrating his 75th birthday with his family and friends at Saboba Resort and Casino. 

Happy Birthday, Arnold; may you “Live, Long and Prosper!”

–Patrica Bateman

Sunshine Club

Christine Nguyen will talk about COVID tests and more on Friday

Pharmacist Dr. Christine Nguyen will discuss pandemic updates, as well as different types of COVID tests, vaccines and boosters, during the Sunshine Club’s Zoom meeting on Friday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m..

All residents are welcome to join this Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87427954280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode is 080651.

Those who would like to get a Zoom link via email should text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than Today, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls).

Nguyen completed her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences and got her doctorate through an accelerated program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a PGY-1 community-based pharmacy resident, spending time at the SOS Clinic, Ralphs Pharmacy  and Western University. Nguyen is interested in ambulatory care, community pharmacy, and social and health equity. 

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


Club will celebrate Valentine’s Day at next meeting

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) invites Leisure Worlders to join its fun-loving, multi-cultural group that thrives on friendship, camaraderie and fellowship. 

 The club’s meetings are held the second Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 13 to celebrateValentine’s Day. Those who are interested in attending  the meeting should contact President Eileen Merritt at (562) 489-1252 to RSVP. 

After the meeting, there will be other exciting activities including dancing, karaoke  and delicious food. 

FALW hosts Bingo every third and fifth Sunday of the month. All LWers can join.

FALW is a nonprofit, fundraising organization that supports the Leisure World community and other nonprofit organizations. All are welcome.

For more information, contact Merritt at (562) 489-1252. 

The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club

The Impaired Vision and Hearing Club has postponed its meetings until at least April.  The board felt this was necessary to help insure the health and safety of all members.  It intends to publish an announcement in the LW Weekly with details for when the meetings will resume. 

Korean American Classical Music Association

The Korean American Classical Music Association will present Beethoven’s Symphony No.5 in C Minor by professor Samuel Kim today, Jan. 20, at 9:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 2. Contact Grace Kim at (562) 431-3039 for more information.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW Contributor


It is now clear that—as a result of recently completed changes in the configuration of California’s Congressional districts—Leisure World voters will be watching a political game of musical chairs in the coming weeks and months.

Beginning in January 2023, Michelle Steel will no longer be LW’s representative in Congress, even if she wins re-election.  She has decided to run in the newly configured District 45. Democrat Jay Chen has announced he will run against Steel in the 45th. He is expected to get wide support, including that of members of the SBLW Democratic Club. Chen has already begun a very active campaign on Facebook. 

Incumbent member of Congress Katie Porter, has announced that she will be running in the newly configured District 47. If she wins re-election, she will represent LW in Congress beginning in January 2023. Harley Rouda, who had originally planned to run against Steel in District 47, has officially suspended his campaign. Scott Baugh, a former state legislator and chair of the Orange County GOP, reportedly plans to run against Porter.  The SBLW Democratic Club members look  forward to working to support Porter in both the 2022 Primary and General Elections.            

At the state level, Controller Betty Yee is the only office holder who will be termed out at the end of 2022. One Republican and three Democrats are reportedly planning to run to replace her.  Yvonne Yiu, mayor of Monterey Park, is expected to be endorsed by the Democratic Party.

Whoever wins in this important election to replace Yee will be responsible for providing sound fiscal control over more than $100 billion in receipts and disbursements of public funds each year. He or she will also continue to offer fiscal guidance to local governments and be responsible for uncovering fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars.  

For more about candidates in other races, as well as information about other issues, LW Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter. Email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or call editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521. People are asked to  include their full name, address, phone number and party affiliation in the email.

The Democratic Club’s hospitality and information booth, located outside Clubhouse 6, will be open on Tuesday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Democrats and supporters are invited to stop by.   

Club membership renewals for 2022 are due this month. Renewal forms are available on the club’s website.  Members are reminded to be sure to answer all of the questions on the form so that the club can update its records. Call (562) 431-7275 for more information about what it means to be a SBLW Democratic Club member in 2022.

Eight delegates to the Democratic Party’s Pre-Endorsing Conference have been appointed by club President Mary Tromp. The conference will be held via Zoom on Saturday, Feb. 12.  Larson will head the delegation.

rollin’ Thunder

Jan. 25 meeting has been canceled

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club’s meeting on Jan. 25 has been canceled.  

Air & Water Day, one of Leisure World’s most popular activities, will be held on March 5 at Clubhouse 4 from 8:30-10 a.m. All golf cart owners are invited to have their vehicles’ batteries and tires checked for proper water and air pressure levels.  All work is performed by the Rollin’ Thunder Club volunteers at no charge. 

March’s golf cart servicing event is especially important, as the club will hold its annual Golf Cart Easter Parade on April 16, with the  line-up starting at 1:30 p.m. The route is approximately 1 mile long, begining and ending at Clubhouse 6.  Parade participants are encouraged to decorate their carts in spring colors with lots of bonnets and bunnies. Refreshments, sponsored by Rollin’ Thunder, will be served at the parade’s conclusion. Cart owners are reminded to have their batteries fully charged or with full gas tanks at the start of the parade.

For more information, call club President Tom Davis at (562) 431-6859.

Social CLub

Club returns Friday, Jan. 28

The Social Club will reopen on Friday, Jan. 28, in Clubhouse 1 at noon to play cards or games. The club will serve a pizza  lunch with salads and snacks, plus coffee and tea. The cost to join is $4 per person. 

Those who are interested in registering a new table should call Marj Earls at (562) 275-1778 or Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416.

How to turn on closed captions

Loud televisions make up the majority of noise complaints in Leisure World each month. As people age and their hearing begins to change or diminish, watching TV and movies can become more difficult without turning the volume to its loudest setting, which then disturbs neighbors. For deaf individuals or people who are hard of hearing, satellite television, streaming services and more offer closed captions and subtitles to make watching television easier. 

XFinity: First, turn on the program you want to watch, then press the Down arrow or OK button on the remote. Next, press the Left arrow to move to the “Closed Captioning CC” option and press OK with the remote. Choose to turn captions On, then you can customize the font size, color and formatting of your subtitles in the “Closed Captioning Options” menu.

Spectrum: Press the Menu button on the remote control, then scroll to “Settings & Support” and press OK/Select. Next, click on the Accessibility tab. Choose between Closed Captioning  or Descriptive Video Service to turn captions on. 

DirecTV: Press the Info button on the remote control, then  press the Right Arrow button to get to Closed Captioning (CC). Select CC, and captions will turn on. You can personalize caption options with the following steps: Press the Menu button, click on the Settings option, then press the Right Arrow button to get to the Accessibility option and press Select. Navigate using the Up and Down arrow buttons to the make the changes you need.

December 2021 Security Report

The following is the security report from December. It hasbeen edited for clarity.


Dec. 11,  3:15 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident left a saucepan on the stove with the burner still on. Only the pan and food were burned, and the windows were opened to clear out the smoke.

Dec. 20,  8 p.m., Mutual 7

Smoke was coming from a newly installed thermostat in the unit. There was no damage to the unit.


Dec. 2, 3:45 p.m., Pool/Game Room

An unknown person removed five pool cues from the pool table area.

Dec. 20, 10:43 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident reported money missing from her purse that was inside her residence. 

Dec. 26, 11:04 a.m., 1.8 Acres

Someone reported a possible theft of items belonging to another plot. Security spoke to people at scene and discovered no theft.

Dec. 28,  12:23 p.m., Mutual 8

An unknown person removed Christmas items from a carport.


Dec. 26,  3:45 p.m., Mutual 11

Two incidents of parked golf carts being vandalized in a carport were reported.

Dec. 28, 9 a.m., RV Lot

An unknown person disconnected wires and redirected cameras away from the RV lot.


Dec. 13, 4:10 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident’s dog bit another resident. The person did not require transport, and the dog owner was advised of pet registration.

Dec. 20, 11:06 a.m., Mutual 2

Ongoing complaint regarding a barking dog.


Dec. 2, 12:52 p.m., 13900 Church St.

An unknown driver struck a parked vehicle’s side door and fender on the driver’s side, then  fled the scene.

Dec. 4, 3 p.m., 13061 Del Monte Drive

An unknown driver strucka  parked vehicle while backing out and fled the scene.

Dec. 6, 12:32 p.m., Mutual 2

A vehicle struck a pole in a carport.

Dec. 8, 11:37 a.m., Golden Rain Road/St. Andrews Drive

A moving vehicle was struck by another moving vehicle while negotiating a u-turn.

Dec. 15, 8:02 a.m., Golden Rain Road/Del Monte Drive

A vehicle struck a stop sign.

Dec. 18,  4:30 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident scraped a wall while attempting to park in her carport space.

Dec. 21, 4 p.m., 1060 Foxburg Road

An unknown vehicle struck a direction sign.

Dec. 24, 11 p.m., Mutual 1

A unknown vehicle struck a parked vehicle, causing damage to a side mirror.


Dec. 10, 12:01 p.m., Mutual 15

Excessive TV volume was coming from a unit.The resident lowered volume when asked. 

Dec. 11, 12:54 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing resident complaint of noise in the attic. No noise was detected at the scene. 

Dec. 11, 9:31 a.m., Mutual 1

Loud TV volume was reported. The volume was reduced when asked.

Dec. 11, 2:18 p.m., Mutual 1

Noise complaint regarding neighboring unit. The TV volume was reduced when asked.

Dec. 13, 6:10 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident who was moving out was causing noise with boxes. The resident was advised to begin moving at 8 a.m. and complied.

Dec. 16, 8:45 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident reported noise outside his unit. No noise was detected at the scene.

Dec. 18, 7:53 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident complained of noise on the roof. No noise was detected at the scene. 

Dec. 19, 3:36 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident complained the neighbor’s vacuum cleaner was too loud.


Dec. 1,  3:40 p.m., Gym

A resident fell in the exercise room but did not need transportation to hospital.

Dec. 3, 10:09 a.m., Mutual 10

A resident felt dizzy while walking and was  transported to the hospital.

Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Clubhouse 4

A resident  was injured while dancing but did not require transportation to the hospital.

Dec. 8,  3:19 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident tripped over a golf cart charging cord and was transported to the hospital.

Dec. 8, 5:10 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident fell while taking a walk and was transported to the hospital.

Dec. 9, 5:32 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident tripped on a rope attached to her golf cart but did not need transportation to the hospital.

Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m., Mutual 5

A caregiver fell off  a bicycle but did not need transportation to the hospital.

Dec. 13, 11:34 a.m., Gym

A resident fell off a treadmill but did not need transportation to the hospital.

Dec. 16, 11:16 a.m., Administration Building

A resident missed a step and fell. The resident did not need transportation to the hospitial.

Dec. 19, 8:25 p.m., Clubhouse 4

A resident felt faint during dancing and was taken to the hospital.

Dec. 20, 3:27 p.m., Administration Building

A resident fell off a bicycle but did not need  transportation to the hospitial.

Dec. 31, 10:10 a.m., Mutual 15

A resident fell while walking and was returned to her unit.


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

A lost resident was escorted home.

Dec. 18, 3:11 p.m., Mutual 7

A lost resident was escorted back safely by SBPD.

Dec. 22, 1:05 p.m., Main Gate

A new resident was escorted safely home.

Dec. 28,  1:25 p.m., Mutual 7

A lost resident was escorted home.

Dec. 30, 10:37 p.m., Mutual 14

A lost resident was found and returned home.


Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing issue with a resident claiming various issues occurring inside her unit.

Dec. 1, 11:15 a.m., Mutual 7

Resident stated people are entering her home and placing items in her spare bedroom.

Dec. 2, 1:05 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident was involved in a verbal dispute with family members. Security kept the peace.

Dec. 3, 2:48 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a variety of issues.

Dec. 3,  12:20 p.m., Mutual 5

Resident claimed a vendor damaged his parked vehicle.

Dec. 4, 9:14 a.m., Main Gate

Security was involved in a verbal altercation with an UberEats driver.

Dec. 5, 12:01 a.m., Mutual 11

Ongoing issue with a resident who believes someone is entering her home. 

Dec. 7, 1:45 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident reported damage to his window, possibly from a third party vendor.

Dec. 8, 4 p.m., Mutual 2

SBPD was called to an Occupancy Agreement Violation. Mutual was advised to handle the  issue in civil court.

Dec. 12, 6:54 p.m., Mutual 5

An unauthorized person entered LW with a guest pass. Resident no longer wanted person to visit, and the guest was escorted out of LW without incident.

Dec. 13, 8:43 a.m., Mutual 1

Resident and a third-party vendor were involved in a dispute over billing.

Dec. 16, 3:05 p.m., Mutual 3

Resident stated he or she is being harassed by a Mutual Director.

Dec. 18, 11:18 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing resident complaint regarding a variety of issues with her unit.

Dec. 18, 4:30 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident found two bicycles  and advised SBPD.

Dec. 22, 12:40 p.m., Main Gate

While on foot, a person did not stop for Security. The person is allowed access to LW and was advised to stop next time.

Dec. 26, 7:50 a.m., Mutual 11

A person was found sleeping on a porch. SBPD took the person into custody.

Dec. 27, 6:32 p.m., Mutual 1

SBPD was called to keep the peace for a family dispute.

Dec. 28,  12:19 p.m., Mutual 8

An unknown person left an offensive card on the porch of another resident.

Dec. 29, 12:56 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident stated she detected a noxious smell in her unit. No smell was detected at the scene.


Paramedic calls: 198

(Average 6.4 per day)

Theft: 4

Vandalism: 2

Traffic Incidents: 8

Death Investigations: 19

Lost Residents: 5

Injury: 12

Noise Complaints: 8

Fire Reports : 2

Pet Complaints: 2

Grand Total: 260

Obituaries, page 19

Lois Campbell 


It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we say goodbye to our beloved mom, Lois Campbell.  Lois passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, at 106 years young. She was a brilliant nurse, a compassionate caretaker, and a kind soul to everyone who she encountered. She was a very  loving mother to her kids. She is survived by her son James Campbell; daughter Anne Manning; grandchildren Paul Manning and Sarah Whitebirch; great-grandchildren Jeffrey, Jake and Sofia; nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by all of her family adopted through love: the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who she chose to call family with her big open heart. She was “Mom” to so many, and she will be deeply missed. A nurse to the very end, she has offered her body for the the purpose of scientific research so that other people can learn from her long and beautiful life. Her Celebration of Life service will take place when her ashes return from Science Care. Her family will publish the date and time of this celebration in the LW Weekly when that time comes. 

Until then, night, night. We love you Mom. sweet dreams and big hugs, momma, from your kids.  See you at Starbucks, Mom!


Emmerson Schoonhoven


Emmerson Schoonhoven, longtime resident of Leisure World, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 13, at his home surrounded by loved ones at the age of 92.

Emmerson was born in Freeport, Illinois, on Oct. 14, 1929, to Henry and Elsie Schoonhoven. He graduated from Brown’s Business College. He worked several years as a sales manager for Fairbanks in Freeport before moving to Southern California to work at Westinghouse, where he received an Award of Merit, the highest award the company gave later from ABB. 

Emmerson’s life was marked by a passion for serving Christ. No job within the church was too great or too small for him. He led the youth group, served in children’s ministry with AWANA, taught Sunday school, led discipleship classes and served as a deacon in many churches. He also directed the choir and sang solos with his lovely tenor voice. He encouraged everyone he met with his kindness and willingness to serve. Well into retirement, he was actively looking for ways to serve his Lord. At age 92, he still directed missions and did bookkeeping for Leisure World Baptist Church before moving to Alabama to be closer to his family last year. 

Emmerson was preceded in death by his first wife, Joyce; two sons, Steven and David; two brothers, Donald and Earl; and second wife, Marie. 

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (David) Sevey, and son, William McIntosh; grandchildren Jeremy, Daniel, Norma, Dana (Tim) Humphrey, Nathan McIntosh, Andy McIntosh, and  James Sevey; daughters-in-law Cristy (James) Scurlock and Fran (Glenn) Karstaedt; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service was held at Daystar Church in Cullman, Alabama, on Jan. 17. The service was livestreamed for those who were unable to attend in person. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made in memory of Emmerson Schoonhoven designated specifically for his cousin Linda Craft and her husband Jonathan of Friends of Israel Gospel Ministries. Donations can be made online under the Support a Field Worker tab or sent to P.O. Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ, 08099.


Deanna Booher


 Deanna Booher (aka Dee, Queenie), formerly of Mutual 9, passed away Jan. 7 at a hospital in Anaheim.  She was born on Aug. 6, 1948, in Torrance, California. Deanna was a wrestler, roller derby skater, actress, singer and pioneer in the women’s movement and sexual revolution. She was best known for starring as Matilda the Hun on the first two seasons of the ‘80s hit-television series “G.L.O.W.: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” which more recently inspired the 2017 Emmy-nominated “GLOW” on Netflix, which ran for three seasons.  She also made appearances on many TV shows like “Married…with Children” and “Mama’s Family” and movies like “Spaceballs.”  She also published her autobiography, “Glamazon Queen: My Life of Glitter, Guts, and Glory.” In October 2018, she starred onstage in “Afterglow: The 80s Musical Experience.” She was nominated for a Best Actress award for her performance, and later, she and the cast won for Best Ensemble of the Decade in 2020.

During her residency in Leisure World, she often relaxed in the pool and sang at socials in her mutual. She was close friends with many LW residents, including Carol Gregurek and Julliena Okah.

Deanna was married for over 40 years to Ken Booher until his death in 2007.  She is survived by her son, Dean; daughter-in-law, Kathleen; grandsons, Jaden and Logan; sister, Anita; and niece, Lori.


Centennials to be recognized with small gift at their door on April 20

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is calling upon all LW residents who have reached the age of 100 or will achieve that fantastic milestone in 2022 to sign up for a special day to honor them.  

The GAF, along with GRF, wants to recognize LW’s long-lived residents who have been witness to world events since 1922. 

Help is needed in identifying and contacting LW centenarians in time for the April 20 celebration. On that day, friendly GAF volunteers will visit them with a warm smile and a special gift. 

To participate, people need to call no later than Feb. 11 so plans can be finalized. Contact GAF President Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339 or GAF Centenarian Event Coordinator Jan Kuhl at (562) 446-0082 for more information and to sign up.

Arts & Leisure

Hui O Hula shared birthday wishes this month with Yo Kishi (front, in purple), Keiko Kawamoto (left of Kishi) and Miyuki Okura (right of Kishi). The three have been with LW’s Hawaiian dance club for longer than a decade. Free lessons are given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 and Thursdays at Veterans Plaza. Masks and social distancing are required. Call (562) 431-2242 for class information and updates.

Cribbage Club

On Jan. 11, 40 members of the Cribbage Club began play at 12:30 p.m. Margaret Smith was high scorer for seven games with a score of 840. Bobbie Straley took second place with 838, Patti Smith placed third with 826, and Myrna Baker and Dale Quinn tied for fourth with 823. Jim Kaspar and Chunghe Scharschmidt had no wins for the day.

Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. To safeguard all players, desserts will not be served until the spread of COVID-19 diminishes. 

Seven games are usually concluded by 4 p.m., with players rotating to the next table at the end of each game. 

A fee of $1 per person is collected at the table each week, and the $5 dues for 2022 can be paid before play begins. New members are always welcome.

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Saturday Social Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The next meeting is on Jan. 22 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m., with play starting at 1:30. Yearly dues of $5 will be collected at that meeting.

The winners from the Jan. 8 meeting are:

Most Buncos: Kathe Repasi

Most Wins: Sandy Weisenstein and Franca Yeske

Most Babies: Susie Ralston

Most Losses: Wilma Rojo

Door Prize: Barbara Robarge

For more information, call club President Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

Schedule for Jan. 25-27

All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine in the Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot. Masks are highly recommended outdoors and must be worn indoors; social distancing should be observed. Vendors are subject to change; watch for LW Live! alerts. (To sign up for LW Live, go to www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up.) For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398. On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. 

• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212. 

• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.

• Wednesday: Cousins Maine Lobster Truck—THIS WEEK ONLY! Menu available at www.cousinsmainelobster.com/locations/details/orange-county-ca/, 4-7 p.m., cash/cards.

Ukulele Lessons

Ukuleles are among the most versatile and easiest musical instruments to play. Plans are underway to begin free lighthearted ukulele instructions and jam sessions starting Feb. 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater. At this time, sessions are limited to just four consecutive Tuesdays; these sessions are designed for beginner to intermediate levels. Players don’t need to read music to participate. The emphasis will be on learning chords, strumming patterns and easy-to-play popular songs, while improving skills and having fun. 

Anyone interested will need a working ukulele that can maintain tuning; a music stand would also be helpful. Chord charts, song sheets and introductory materials will be available. Masks are required. This class is sponsored by the Vibratones Club, also known as the BulaLife Band, which entertains LWers on Taco Tuesdays at Clubhouse 6 when the weather is warm. For more information, call Don Horning at (714) 714-8866; to reserve a spot, text him contact information.

Opera Club

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ to screen Feb. 1-2

The Opera Club invites all LWers to its screening of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s passionate opera “Eugene Onegin” on Feb. 1 and 7 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Based on a Alexander Pushkin’s classic love story, the opera explores misunderstood feelings, spurned love, mortal loss and lifelong consequences. The depth of emotions presented in this performance has existed in Russian society for a long time.

In Acts 1 and 2, Eugene Onegin is introduced by his friend Lensky to his betrothed’s sister Tatyana, a young, bookish girl who immediately falls deeply in love with the dashing Onegin. Tatyana is so smitten that she pens a note revealing her strong feelings for him, which Onegin rudely rejects. He further offends her by immediately flirting with Olga, Tatyana’s sister and his friend Lensky’s betrothed, prompting Lensky to challenge Onegin to a duel by firearms. On a cold day in the countryside, steps are marked off for the duel, the opponents take aim, and Onegin’s first shot kills his friend.

In Act 3, after a long journey abroad to forget his past, Onegin returns to his hometown to reconnect with society. He attends a ball, where he encounters the celebrated beauty Princess Gremina, who is also his former admirer, Tatyana. 

The emotional dialogue combined with music that could only be Tchaikovsky’s heightens the ending to this very human story.

The production is in Russian with English subtitles. All attendees are required to wear masks. No dues or fees will be collected. For more information, contact club President Beverly Emus at (562) 296-5586 or Beverly90740@gmail.com.

—Sylvan Von Burg

Weekend GRF Dance Canceled

Abilene, starring Terry Otte, regrets its Jan. 22 dance has been canceled, but the band expects to return to its normal fourth-Saturday schedule in Clubhouse 2 in February.

WC Table Top Games

Because of the increasing number of residents affected by the omicron variant of COVID-19, the WC Table Top Games has been canceled for Jan. 21. The club hopes to return to the games in February.

Duplicate Bridge 

The Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club meets in Clubhouse 1 on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. until approximately 3:30 p.m. This is a American Contact Bridge League-sanctioned game. New players are welcome. There is a card fee of $4 for LW residents and $5 for non-residents. 

To make a reservation, call Linda Nye at (562) 453-6678. Contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 for more details.

Joyful Line Dance classes are every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Each session begins with a warm-up dance, then continues with moves from styles such as cha-cha, fox trot, waltz, rumba, swing, cumbia, samba, disco, salsa, merengue and more. Classes are currently limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks are mandatory, and exercise shoes are recommended. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.

Winners from the January meeting of the LW Art League are Mickey Costello (front, l-r), popular vote; Lynne Farnell, intermediate; Alice Sioson, 3D; Marion Higgins (back, l-r), best of show; and Carmen Leslie, masters. Susan Pierce (not pictured) won second place in intermediate. Susie Ralston, LW Art League president, won the raffle prize donated by the demonstration artist Carolyn Machado at the meeting. In addition to Higgins and Pierce, Bonnie Kaplan and JoAnn Rossi joined the league at the meeting. The new meeting, for which the popular vote theme is “abstract,” is scheduled for Feb. 8.

Pool League

Ace in the Hole wins sweepstakes

The Fall 2021 Pool League ended Jan. 10 with a sweepstakes. All eight teams played every other team one game of eight-ball and one game of nine-ball, with each team playing 14 games total. All three players on each team played in every game. 

After four rounds, Potluck and Ace in the Hole were tied at 6 points each. However, both of those teams drew a blank in round five, and with the Favorites and the Fantastics each winning a game, there was a four-way tie for first place. In the sweepstakes, only the top four teams collect the prize money set aside at the beginning of the season. In round six, all four teams at the top split their games to remain in a tie at 7 points apiece. 

In the seventh and final round, Ace in the Hole—with Tom Zimmerman, Jerry Wrenn and Zelma Berkenkamp—won both of its games to take first place. The other three teams—the Favorites (Dave Silva, Bill Clawson and Eunis “WildFire!” Chrisensen), the Fantastics (Ruffy Ramos, Rusty Aquino and Shery Wells) and Pot Luck (Barry Chittum, Paul Snellenberger and Dennis Bedford)—finished in a three-way tie for second. 

The play was very competitive, with the top team only managing a 9-5 record.

The Spring Pool League begins Feb. 7; new teams will be formed starting at 5:45 p.m. League play will contine every Monday (except Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14) until the sweepstakes on May 23 (assuming there are eight three-person teams).

—Dave Silva


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

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

Jan. 6: First place: Donna Gorman, 10,810; second: Pat Blum, 10,740; third: Rogell Van Wyke, 10,340; fourth: Gene Smith, 10,090.

Jan. 8: First place: Donna Gorman, 12,100; second: Gayle Golden, 11,250; third: Diana Lambert, 10,930; fourth: Marge Dodero, 9,900.

Jan. 10: First place: Jim Dix, 11,650; second: Marilyn Allred, 11,610; third: Ruth Bonnema, 10,920; fourth: Julia Troise, 10,870.

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

Open Audition

By-appointment open auditions are being held for the Producers Club’s murder mystery show “Bombs Away,” which will be produced in August. There are roles for both men and women. Memorization is required. 

Call Toby at (562) 598-5242 or Sam at (562) 598-0880 for more information.

‘After Christmas’ Show Canceled

The Leisure World Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club (previously known as LW Chorale Club) has canceled its presentation of “After Christmas With Love” on Jan. 29.

Tournament Poker

Debbie Barner won final table at Tournament Poker Club on Jan. 8. Barner had a flush, beating Donna Hernandez. This is the first win for Barner, who has been a club member for seven months. 

In third and fourth place, respectively, were Barry Brideau and Steve Edrich. Guta Basner was the dealer. High hand was a straight flush by Basner, and second place was Hernandez with four aces. The promo hand of 9-2 was also won by Hernandez. The Ken Reddy promotional hand was won by Doug Wolfe.

The club plays the first three Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 6. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and players must be seated by noon. No late entries are accepted. For more information, call Judy Jasmin at (562) 626-8179.

Good News Singers 

Calling all lovers of Gospel music! The Good News Singers performs a variety of Gospel songs and hymns, both old and new, every Thursday at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All skill levels and abilities are welcome. For more information, contact Janet Ray, director, at (562) 506-5894 or jsoverton@roadrunner.com.

Saturday Morning Dance Class

Join Candi Davis’ Saturday Morning Dance Classes in Clubhouse 6. The first class session is from 9-10 a.m. and will focus on West Coast Swing, while the second session will learn to rhumba from 10-11 a.m. Each class is $7. For more information, call Debbie DeGrazia at (562) 296-3393.

Dancing Feet Club 

In Clubhouse 2, the Dancing Feet Club hosts line-dancing lessons and practice every Monday from 7-9 p.m., as well as social ballroom dancing every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-9:30 p.m. Masks are required. For more information, text Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.

Community Karaoke

There was a smaller crowd because of COVID on Jan. 12, but those who were there still enjoyed performances from 16 karaoke singers. Tony Tupas did a fine “Blue Moon,” which was a hit in 1949 and remains popular today. And the 1969 hit “Bad Moon Rising” was done well by Richard Yokomi. 

Ellen Brannigan paid tribute to former karaoke friend Joseph Chavez with a nice gospel tune, while Don Sunday’s voice was clear and resonant on “Mona Lisa.”

The audience tapped their feet to country tunes done by Eric Voge, Rick Riley, Barbie May, Julie Nulad, Pat Paternostra and Bev Adams. Everyone is invited to brush up on hits by Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and others for the club’s traditional Country Western Night. On Jan. 26, LWers should be ready to don their cowboy hats and kick up their heels.

Masks are required except while singing, and the microphones are repeatedly sanitized at the Wednesday-night karaoke events starting at 5:30 in Clubhouse 1. Practice sessions utilizing the same precautions are available in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays from 1-3 p.m.

—Margie Thompson

Yahtzee Club

At the Jan. 7 meeting of the Yahtzee Club, Joann Lester won for Most Yahtzees (four), Doris Dack had the Highest Total Score (1,668), and Kathy Rose won the Door Prize.

The Yahtzee Club is suspending meetings until the omicron variant is under control and numbers and experts indicate it is safe to meet again.

Call Kathy Rose at (562) 596-7237 with any questions.

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 Jan. 24 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 Jan. 10 meeting are as follows:

Most Buncos: Barbara Robarge

Most Wins: Susan Abouaf

Most Babies: Rita Fueyo

Most Losses: Leena Shulman

Door Prize: Sharon Rutigliano

Men’s Golf

On Jan. 12, two groups of three flights of variously skilled playsers in the LW Men’s Golf Club vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot circle are rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges at the Turtle Lake Golf Course, a 1,658-yard, par-54 course that has great fairways and greens.

A total of 48 golfers teed off and played 18 holes through the cold but sunny early morning and into the afternoon. The renovated tees looked to be in decent condition, and scores were higher than when the temporary tees were in use. Only 25 of 48 golfers were net at or under par; there were only six circle holes but 38 birdies.

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

A Flight: First place: Dong Kim, a tournament-best 7 under 47; second: tie between Bill Lyons, Seung Lee, Steve Ro and Richard Jun, a well-played 3 under 51; third: Alan Sewell, a nice 2 under 52; fourth: tie between Bob Turner and Ron Jackson, 1 under 53; fifth: Fujio Norihiro, even par 54.

B Flight: First place: Kyoo Choi, a terrific 6 under 48; second: Dale Williamson, an excellent 4 under 50; third: tie between Youn Lee and Gene Archambault, a fine 3 under 51; fourth: tie between Bill McKusky and Hyon Shin, a sweet 1 under 53; fifth: tie between Ryan Hong, Roland Phillips and Jong Lee, even par 54.

C Flight: First place: Pat Paternoster, an excellent 5 under 49; second: Roger Bennett, a super 3 under 51; third: Brian Tivnan, a sweet 2 under 52; fourth: tie between Ben Benjamins and Manny Miranda, a fine 1 under 53; fifth: tie between Sam Williamson and Joe Didonato, even par 54.

Closest to the pin on the par-3 seventh hole was Dave LaCascia, and on the par-3 16th hole, it was Bill McKusky.

The next tournament will be Jan. 26. Golfers should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play. Anyone who had planned to play but cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. 

—Dave LaCascia

Shufflers Defeat Hot Shots

After a break for the holidays and a postponement of the week 6 game, the Shuffleboard League continued on Jan. 7, when the Shufflers defeated the Hot Shots 11-7 on the Clubhouse 1 courts. The Shufflers’ all-game winners were Sal LaScala and Red Ryals, and for the Hot Shots, it was Chandra Patel. The Shufflers are now in first place, with Hot Shots in second and the Sliders third.

Shuffleboard is a low-impact sport that is fun and easy to learn. Practice times are Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. The starting time for league play is 8:30 a.m. on Fridays; the club advises players to arrive on time to get a starting position.

To use the Shuffleboard Courts, all players must first be trained in court setup, maintenance and play, then become a participating club member.

BYOB practice nights, tournaments and other social events are being planned for Shuffleboard members and their guests. The anticipated Valentine’s Party has been canceled because of the COVID mandates. The next event, a St. Patrick’s Day party, is currently scheduled for on or about March 22. Those interested in attending should check with their team captains or club President Carrie Kistner for details.

Anyone with questions about joining the club should contact Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

Pickleball Players Club 

The LW Pickleball Players Club offers free beginners lessons on the pickleball courts behind Clubhouse 2. Classes are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 27. 

For more information contact Linda Evenson at (561) 577-3283 or email lwsbpickleballclub@gmail.com.

Creative Writers Club 

The Creative Writers Club meeting scheduled for Jan. 28 has been canceled because of COVID. The next meeting is currently scheduled for Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Yearly dues of $15 will be collected at that time.

Golf League Results

On Jan. 3, 13 men of the Leisure World Golf League played at the David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. It was a very cool, overcast and foggy morning that never warmed up and affected play. The tees on the usually par-62, 3,900-yard course were in the rear of the tee boxes, increasing course length to more than 4,300 yards. Scores reflected this change, with only five of the golfers being net at or under par. And for the first time anyone can remember, there were no birdies due to the cold and wet fairways and greens, plus the humid, misty conditions affecting club selection and distance.

All scores below are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-20, while B Flight are more than 20.

A Flight: First place: tie between Fujio Norihiro, Bill McKusky and Sam Choi, a well-played 2 under 60; second: tie between Gary Stivers, Gene Vesely and Clay Fischer, 1 over par 63; third: tie between Tim Looney, Chris Lankford and Dave LaCascia. Stivers had fewest putts, while Norihiro was closest to the pin on the par-3 third and 12th holes. 

B Flight: First: Tom Ross, a really nice 9 under 53, plus fewest putts; second: Pat Paternoster, a very good 2 under 60; third: Ron Jackson; fourth: Bob Munn.

The morning of Jan. 10 was cool but warmed up nicely once the sun came out, as 10 men of the Golf League played the Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. The par-70, 6,000-yard course is a rarity in that the course has no water hazards. However, strategically placed, large sand/grass bunkers, plus doglegged, tree-lined fairways, puts a premium on drives and approach shots. Scores reflected the course length, with just three players at or under par.

A Flight: First place: Choi, a well-played 5 under 65, plus two birdies and fewest putts; second: LaCascia, a nice 3 under 67; third: Fischer, 2 over 72; fourth: Lankford, 3 over 73; fifth: McKusky; sixth: Norihiro, including closest to the pin on the par-3 fourth and 12th holes.

B Flight: First: Paternoster, 1 over 71; second: Ron Sommer, plus a birdie; third: Munn. Paternoster and Munn also tied for fewest putts.

Both 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 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 in each flight for low net and fewest number of putts, plus birdies and closest to the pin on two par-3s. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact, Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Super Bingo

American Legion Post 327 hosts Super Bingo on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The buy-in is $15 for a six-pack; additional six-packs cost $15 apiece. Jackpots will be $100 or higher, while other games’ prizes will remain the same. There will also be door prizes and desserts. 

Regular Sunday Bingo will continue on Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. The buy-in costs $5, with additional cards at $1 each. Calling begins at 1:30 p.m. 

Family and friends are welcome. Masks are required inside the clubhouse. 

Anyone with questions should call Lee Esslinger at (310) 491-8990.

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 Knight to e6.

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

Women’s Golf Club

At the Jan. 11 tournament, 47 members of the Women’s Golf Club participated, with 17 women scoring birdies—eight of them on Hole 2.

The winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: tie between Devora Kim and Pam Krug, 28; low net: Hae Lee, 24; birdies: Hae Lee (Holes 1 and 5), Veronica Chang (Hole 1), Linda Herman (Hole 2), Ann Tran (Hole 2), Margie Thompson (Hole 2), Joann Lim (Hole 2), Theresa Lim (Hole 2), Pam Krug (Hole 7) and Devora Kim (Hole 8).

Flight B: Low gross: Sun Lee, 30; low net: Marilyn Hewitt, 25; birdies: Yoang Suk (Hole 2), ChangHee Kim (Holes 2 and 7), Sally Park (Hole 5), Yvonne Yim (Hole 7) and Sang An (Hole 8).

Flight C: Low gross: Zoe Pickell, 30; low net: Cecelia Han, 20; birdies: Mary Devlin (Hole 2) and Dale Quinn (Hole 3).

Flight D: Low gross: tie between Patty Smith, Kum Delias and Sandra deDubovay, 34; low net: Joyce Basch, 26; birdie: Joyce Basch (Hole 5).

—Dale Quinn

Heath & Fitness

Blood supply critically low

by Lisa Carrillo

Care Ambulance/Falck Mobile Health Corp.


The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis, its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. With less than a one-day supply of critical blood types in recent weeks, doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood cannot be manufactured, so human donors are essential to maintaining the blood supply. 

January is National Blood Donation Month, and Care Ambulance/Falck Mobile Health Corp. is hosting a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Feb. 8 at its Orange headquaters at 1517 W. Braden Court. 

About 328 million people currently live in the U.S., and each year, approximately 6.8 million people in the U.S donate blood. Annually, this adds up to about 13.6 million units of whole blood. The Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the nation’s blood and blood-cell components to donors. Blood donations are used for patients in need of surgery, cancer treatment and transfusions for blood loss from traumatic injuries.

Because of the shortage, blood distribution to hospitals has been severely limited, which caused one of the largest trauma centers in Los Angeles County, Harbor-UCLA hospital, to close for several hours on Jan. 10. “I can’t emphasize enough just how urgent and critical this blood shortage is for LA County residents,” Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D., medical director of the county’s EMS agency, told the Los Angeles Times.

“While some types of medical care can wait, others can’t,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief medical officer of the Red Cross, in an article on www.ems1.com. “Hospitals are still seeing accident victims, cancer patients, those with blood disorders like sickle cell disease, and individuals who are seriously ill who all need blood transfusions to live, even as omicron cases surge across the country. We’re doing everything we can to increase blood donations to ensure every patient can receive medical treatments without delay, but we cannot do it without more donors.” 

Each quarter, the Health Care Center hosts an American Red Cross blood drive. But people can also register for a donation at www.redcrossblood.org or by walking in to a donation location. It’s a simple process: Donors will register their demographic information and answer some health-screening questions. Once they clear the screening, they’ll see a donation nurse who will cleanse a site on the person’s arm and insert a brand-new, sterile needle for the blood draw. Whole blood donations take about 10 minutes, during which donors are comfortably seated or laying down. Once the donation is complete, a staff person will place a bandage on the donor’s arm, followed by offers of refreshments and a few minutes to recover. And that’s it. The whole process takes less than an hour. 

Once the specimen is collected, it is kept cool for transport back to a lab, where it is scanned into a database and separated into different blood components like red cells, platelets and plasma. It is then packaged into “units,” which is a standardized amount that doctors use to transfuse a patient. 

Units are tested for a host of infectious diseases including hepatitis, HIV and syphilis. Those samples that aren’t deemed safe are destroyed, and the donor is notified. The process is confidential, except in cases where notification to local health departments is required by law. 

When the testing process is complete and samples are deemed suitable, they are placed in storage for varying lengths of time, depending on which blood component it is. Hospitals keep a supply on hand, however, when necessary, they can also order blood that it is transported 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Lisa Carillo is a paremedic-EMT and the community outreach coordinator for Care Ambulance/Falck Mobile Health Corp.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

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

Thursday, Jan. 20: Baked ziti with turkey, peas and carrots, and green beans with pimentos; jello; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus confetti slaw.

Friday, Jan. 21: Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, oven-roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts; fruit cocktail; spinach salad, with chicken, mandarin oranges, cranberries, feta and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers. 

Monday, Jan. 24: Homemade meatloaf with brown gravy, au gratin potatoes and green beans with pimentos; oatmeal cookies; tuna salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus carrot and raisin salad.

Tuesday, Jan. 25: Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, macaconi and cheese, and mixed vegetables; pears with cinnamon; Chinese chicken salad, with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Jan. 26: Oven-roasted pork loin with apple-berry sauce, barley pilaf, and peas and onions; fresh banana; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade potato salad.

The LW Bike Club met at Bolsa Chica State Beach to take advantage of the beautiful day and gorgeous sunset on Jan. 6. Passes are now being issued by the State Park Rangers for $20 to enjoy the beach property through Labor Day. Join the group at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Sundays (includes a stop for breakfast), Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.

Yoga Club

Steady yoga movements warm up muscles, and deep breathing increases blood flow. Classes are held in Clubhouse 6 on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. 

The cost is $8 per class.

Outdoor yoga classes cost $8 each and are held at Veterans Plaza on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.

Longtime local instructor Jenny Ahn leads classes via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. for $5 per class.

For more information, contact Connie Adkins at (562) 506 5063 (texts ok).

Family Radio Service Users

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

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

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

Editorial 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.


Seen any good movies? Read a great book? Attended a fantastic local theater production? LW residents are invited to submit reviews that include all pertinent information. 

Send reviews with your name, Mutual and telephone numbers to pattym@lwsb.com. All reviews are subject to editing for content and clarity and will run as space allows.



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



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.  3/24


Want to beautify your GARDEN?  ALC has installed many lovely gardens in LW.  Call Estee 562-208-2540  1/27


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

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757.  3/31


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. 7/07


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

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

LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559.  2/10


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


Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257. 3/03



License 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559.  2/10




40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 562-596-0559.   2/10

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. 578194. 3/24



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. 2/17




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 562-596-0559.   2/10

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (714) 955-2885.


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



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


Cats/Dogs, nail cutting, bathing, COVID-19 PPE Safe. Karen Cell 562-544-9555, Seal Beach Business License JEN0006.


Slightly retired lawyer, (LW) resident, looking for a legal secretary for a few hours a week.  Purely transactional practice (i.e. no litigation). Knowledge of Computers, email and Microsoft Word is important. If you know Quick-books that would be a plus but not a requirement..  Please email me confidentially at  528west@gmail.com  1/20


I am an experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 3/24



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 6/16


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License HYC0001. 6/02



Over 25+ years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003  2/24


Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425.  3/17


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006. 5/26


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198.  2/10


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 1/27


Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 3/24



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING  CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License AB0001. 3/24



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.  2/10


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

949-371-7425.  3/17


Maria House Cleaning

We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.

Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic HER0008.  3/17



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

Call 562-505-1613.   3/03


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001  2/17


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

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



Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 2/10


USCG-Veteran looking for reasonably priced Sedan with/good mileage 2013 or newer. Nick/760-713-1411.


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


Need a GOLF CART PAD? Look no further! We have installed many cart pads in LW and handle everything from start to finish. Call Estee 562-208-2540  1/27

Golf Cart Tires

Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “Specialty Tires”.  All Standard Sizes and MORE! 1-800-847-9593   2/03


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258  2/10


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.  3/24


Rides by Russ 714-655-1544.  1/27

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


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



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



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618.  2/24


Cemetery-plots at Westminster Memorial Park in Garden of Olive. Six-plots $10,000/each, seller will pay transfer-fee. Gary/951-490-1174.  2/03


Round table and chairs – solid walnut $50.  Matching buffet $25  Call (562) 430-0345


Sole F60 Treadmill (Walk or Jog without leaving home)! Does not take up too much space & moves around easily. $400/OBO. John/562-596-8139.


Movable electrical fireplace. Hand built by the Amish, $110. (562) 431-0839.


Electric Recliner Chair. Versatile, Sitting/Lying/Assists-to-Standing-Position. Call 562-296-8459. Must arrange own pickup.

Free item

Golden Tan Upholstered Chair looking for a new home. In good condition. Must arrange own pickup. Call 562-594-8164.


2-bedroom/2-bath condo for rent, Mutual-17/Apartment-67B. View of Greenbelt and covered parking. $2,500/month with/one-year lease. Call/Text 323-440-8375.