LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 02-08-24

Atmospheric river drenches Leisure World

Series of storms caused flooding, street closures


by Ruth Osborn

Communications Director

A series of storms starting Feb. 1 has pummeled the Southern California region and brought record-breaking rainfall. On Sunday, more than 4 inches of rain was recorded in Los Angeles County, according to the National Weather Service, the third wettest February Day since 1877.

In October, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted that a strong El Niño would affect the weather in Southern California weather through the spring. That prediction came true Feb. 1 when the first fierce storm blew through, and the weekend brought more torrential rainfall. Unstable weather is now predicted through the end of February.

El Niño, the warm phase of the El Niño-La Niña Southern Oscillation pattern, is a major driver of temperature and precipitation patterns across the globe.

As of press time Monday, the region remained in the bull’s eye of unrelenting rainfall, which was expected to last through Tuesday. Seal Beach police sent warnings alerting people of potential hazards that included flooding, downed trees and closed roads.

On Feb. 1, the first atmospheric river slammed into the region. In Leisure World, there was flooding, a power outage and a downed tree in Mutual 8.

A transformer blew in the Administration parking lot, cutting power to parts of Leisure World, including GRF offices and amenities, around 10 a.m. Once the lights went out, the Optum Health Care Center closed. Security deployed personnel to help direct traffic at the flooded intersection of Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive when the signal went out.

Edison had power restored within the hour despite the torrential downpour.

Meanwhile, GRF Service Maintenance crews were everywhere tarping leaky roofs and windows, clearing clogged drains and securing downed trees.

Nassau Road flooded as catch basins clogged with storm debris, leaves and excavated earth from the 1.8-acre site. The dirt was tarped but the ferocity of the storm washed some down the street. Eight Service Maintenance workers quickly responded, working in knee-high water to clear drains and get water moving off the street.

The drainage ditch—officially called the Federal Channel—that runs through LW, came within a couple feet of the overflow mark. 

Federal Channel last overflowed Jan. 4, 1995, during a 100-year storm. Golden Rain Road was submerged under three feet of water, displacing more than 300 residents. Fire and rescue used inflatable boats to ferry people to an impromptu shelter set up in Clubhouse 3. About 200 homes were declared uninhabitable.

Since that storm, flood control improvements, including expanded pumping stations and drainage basins, have been implemented, diminishing the potential for catastrophic flooding.

In any storm, residents can safeguard themselves and their property by removing patio umbrellas and other decorations that may become airborne and cause damage. Also, skylights and windows should be closed. Vehicles should be parked in carports. 

Residents can report fallen trees or branches and other storm-related issues to GRF Security by calling 562-594-4754. 


For current information, visit the National Weather Service or Weather.gov.


GRF updates decades-old phone system, extensions

On Feb. 1, the GRF replaced its 20-year-old phone system for a new one that will facilitate the efficiency of the courtesy call center recently implemented to provide one-stop information to frequently asked questions related to GRF departments, services and facilities.

The system features contact centers that can queue callers for faster service. Anyone who has ever called customer service and listened to peppy music while they waited to speak with an agent have been in a queue.

The main GRF number has not changed. It is 1-562-431-6586. Callers should listen to menu options as they have changed and make their selections accordingly.

Due to cybersecurity concerns, the full list of GRF staff extensions will not be posted at lwsb.com, which is a public website. Instead, there will be a list of extensions to the main GRF departments. For example, people can call customer service at the LW Weekly by dialing 1-562-431-6586, extension 2383, and their calls will be directed accordingly. 

Residents can access all departments via the main line, 562-431-6586, and select the department or option from the new menu. See below for the GRF departments and their new extensions.

• Security, ext. 2377

• News, ext. 2383

• Main Auto Attendant, ext. 2700

• IT, ext. 2701

• Client Services, ext. 2702

• Mutual Administration, ext. 2703

• Finance, ext. 2705

• Service Maintenance, ext. 2706

• Recreation, ext. 2707

• Physical Property, ext. 2708

• On-Site Sales, ext. 2709

• Stock Transfer, ext. 2710

• LW Library, ext. 2711


Superbowl Party

The GRF Recreation Department will host a viewing of the Big Game Sunday, Feb. 11, in Clubhouse 4 on the big screens, starting at 3:30 p.m. 

People can join friends and enjoy complimentary snacks. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 562-431-6586, ext. 2324.



GRF staff stand ready to help with RFID questions

GRF Security continues to refine gate access protocols in the hopes of creating a seamless experience for both residents and guests.

 GRF personnel are standing by to receive questions about the gate access system. 

Those who are having issues with their RFID tags should contact the 24-hour security line at 562-594-4754. If Security personnel cannot solve the problem, they will create a ticket on your behalf. Be ready to provide your name, contact information and a brief description of your problem. The ticket will be forwarded to the gate access team, who will work to find a solution. 

For general questions about Proptia and guest passes, contact the Customer Care Team at 562-431-6586, ext. 2313 or ext. 2335.

Security personnel are looking at the configuration of the Main Gate entry lanes for potential improvements, and new signage has been ordered to indicate which lane is for RFID tags and which is for non-RFID entries and guests. 

Those traveling to the Main Gate southbound on Seal Beach Boulevard should use the rightmost lane to make a right turn into the entry lanes. Turning right from the middle lane is a traffic violation punishable by a fine of potentially hundreds of dollars. 

Residents and their guests can enter through any gate, and first-time guests can have their visitor passes printed at any gate. 

A reminder on the basics of entry for residents and guests: 

Resident Entry

• A valid RFID tag or valid Leisure World Identification Card is required. (Decals are not valid for entry—they are for Mutual use for carport parking.)

• Vehicles with an RFID tag entering the main gate will enter in the “RFID TAG ONLY” lane.

• Vehicles without an RFID tag will enter the “ALL OTHERS” lane.

Permanent Visitors

• Four permanent visitors are allowed per unit on your account. 

• Each guest will receive a pass at the front when entering—permanent visitors will keep that pass for 90 days.

• After 90 days, the next time the permanent visitor arrives, the security officer will check to ensure the permanent visitor is still on the list, and a pass will be issued for another 90 days.

• You may delete a permanent visitor at any time by calling Security or using the Proptia portal.

• To obtain a caregiver pass, the caregiver must go to the Stock Transfer Office and fill out an application. Once filled out, they will receive a six-month pass when they are added to Proptia and go through the gate for the first time. 

Temporary Visitors

• Temporary visitors may receive passes from 1-7 days.

• You may add a temporary visitor by calling Security or using the Proptia portal.

• People can always call in their visitors 24/7, just as they did before, by contacting Security at 562-594-4754.

Getting an RFID tag

RFID tags for residents and residents’ additional vehicles are available at the Decal Office in Building 5. People must have the a  valid state issued driver’s license, valid vehicle registration, valid vehicle insurance, and a valid GRF identification card.


Car Crash on Golden Rain Road

On Feb. 2 at approximately 11:17 a.m., a blue Mercedes and a silver Lexus collided on Golden Rain Road.

According to a traffic report, the Lexus was pulling away from the curb after picking up passengers from Mutual 3. The Mercedes was also traveling westbound on Golden Rain Road. The two cars collided, and the Mercedes flipped on its side. 

GRF Security, Seal Beach police and the Seal Beach Fire Department responded to the scene. The driver of the Mercedes was transported to Los Alamitos Medical Center. 


405 Express Lanes

The 405 Express Lanes, open now for two months, are helping tens of thousands of drivers every day speed up their commutes through one of the nation’s busiest stretches of highway.

In its first seven weeks of operation, the 405 Express Lanes recorded 6.3 million transactions, translating to approximately 2 million trips. Because the 14 miles of express lanes have several entrances and exits, and drivers are only charged for the sections they drive, in some cases multiple transactions are recorded per trip.

The 405 Express Lanes opened Dec. 1 as part of a $2.1 billion improvement project that also included a general-purpose lane in each direction on I-405 between Costa Mesa and the border with Los Angeles County. 

“The millions of trips already taken underscores the need for these innovative transportation solutions that help keep Orange County moving,” said OCTA Chair Tam Nguyen. 

During those first seven weeks, more than 4,100 405 Express Lanes accounts were opened and more than 6,800 transponders issued. Because all toll lanes in California are interoperable, many travelers use existing transponder accounts.

For more information or to sign up for an account, visit www.405expresslanes.com.


Last chance to buy tickets for Valentine’s Dinner Dance

The GRF Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance is coming up fast, and tickets are selling out fast. The romantic not-for-couples-only evening will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, with a sumptuous dinner of lemon herb chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed vegetable medley, Sonoma salad, and chocolate mousse for dessert, catered by Country Gardens Caterers.

Music and dancing will be provided by Anthony and Doniele Bernasconi, whose repertoire runs the gamut from Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye to Billy Joel, James Brown, and Michael Bublé. Anthony wowed the Amphitheater audience last season with his Bublé tribute show and Doniele is an artist in her own right with her country classics renditions. Their versatile and engaging style draws the audience into the fun and gets the house rocking.

This event always sells out and seating is limited. Tables may be purchased by groups of eight, subject to availability. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table and are available at the Recreation office in Building 5.  For information, contact Mayoka Bassell at 562-431-6586, ext. 2476, or email mayokab@lwsb.com.


Gun Violence Presentation

The Seal Beach Police Department will host a free presentation titled “Surviving Gun Violence” today , Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the McGaugh Elementary School auditorium located at 1698 Bolsa Avenue, Seal Beach. The topics covered are not specific to school violence.


GAF offers free tax help; appointments required

Leisure Worlders can receive free income tax services, thanks to a Golden Age Foundation-sponsored program through AARP. IRS-certified volunteers are preparing and e-filing tax returns for full-year California residents. The free services are provided Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings in the Knowledge and Learning Center in Clubhouse 3. Appointments are required. Call 562-596-1987 and leave a name and telephone number. A volunteer will call  back to schedule the appointment.

The intake/interview sheet required for every appointment can be picked up at the Leisure World Library and completed prior to the appointment. Individuals with rental property or a net loss from self-employment are out of scope for this program.  



Letters to the Editor


While I agree with Earick Ward (Letters, Jan. 25) that the U.S. must solve the major problem of illegal immigration and secure our borders, I disagree with placing all the blame on the Democratic Party and not holding the Republican Party to the same assessment and scrutiny. 

There is enough blame to go around for all parties involved. Mr. Ward’s letter didn’t offer one solution and did not mention the proposed bipartisan proposal coming from the Senate that will do at least something to begin to stem the flow of illegal immigrants.  

A bipartisan agreement is the only way to solve our problems. The Democrats aren’t going to get all they want, and the same goes for the Republicans. 

Trump and many in his party are campaigning loudly against supporting this proposed bill, saying it is “dead on arrival” in the House.

I urge Republicans to commit to working with the Democratic Party on bipartisan solutions to our very serious problems instead of leveling blame for, and thus, weaponizing, our immigration problem. 

Brian Tivnan

Mutual 5


I am responding to a letter (Jan. 25) that spoke negatively about immigrants. 

The idea that illegal immigrants bring crime, drugs and terrorism is simply not true.  Undocumented immigrants as a group have the lowest crime rate of any group in the U.S. The native-born are much more likely to commit crime and terrorism, and to import drugs. Immigrants come to work hard and get ahead.

Do immigrants harm our economy? 

To the contrary, we have a million jobs that are unfilled because we have a shortage of workers. Americans are not reproducing themselves, so we need to import workers to maintain our strong economic growth. We also need more “fighting-age” workers to support those of us who are on Social Security.  

As a practical matter, it would be better to eliminate illegal immigration and increase legal immigration. But that would take some serious changes in our immigration and asylum laws, which the GOP has consistently blocked. 

The GOP seems to prefer scoring political points with its base rather than constructive bipartisan solutions.

It seems to me that the people who are destroying the U.S.A. are the extremists in the MAGA crowd. 

It’s immigrants like our forebears who have made America great—and immigrants are still making a positive contribution.

 Robert Vroon

 Mutual 7


I’m responding to a disconcerting letter (Jan. 25) by Mutual 7 resident Earick Ward. 

The letter blamed illegal immigration and the Democratic Party for both federal and California deficits. 

Illegal immigration into the U.S. has been a persistent issue since the 1970s. The letter’s rhetoric is straight from the Republican playbook, focusing attention and blame on others. 

Texas is second to California in number of illegal immigrants. In 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice reviewed crime rates within Texas and legal status, and found undocumented immigrants had lower crime rates than U.S.-born citizens.

The U.S. debt attributed to the Democratic Party is untrue. The federal deficit was balanced by President Clinton in 2000. 

The deficit was 9.8% of the GNP at the end of President G.W. Bush’s term and 12% in 2021 following President Trump’s term. 

The Republican Party has increased the U.S. debt and deficit over the last 20 years. 

The Democratic Party is not dead and isn’t being influenced by communists and socialists. 

If you fear the destruction of the republic, then don’t vote for Trump as he did his best on Jan. 6, 2021, to do just that!

Teresa Charlesworth

Mutual 15


I am offering a potential solution to the angst felt by me when confronted with hot political rhetoric in your Letters to the Editor (Perspectives page). 

You must simply require citations. All stated facts (unless common knowledge) and all ideas not originating with the writer must be cited as to source of the information. 

Not only will this give the readers the advantage of knowing that the opinion is based on accepted facts, but it will give them an opportunity to further explore the topic by having a credible source to follow up with. 

It will also encourage the writer to survey the field and examine perspectives of others.  

Students in California grades 6-12 are taught how to cite sources when writing persuasive essays (opinion pieces). These skills are imbedded in the California Department of Education Standards and are taught to promote clarity and strength when writing (https://www.cde.ca.gov/).

There is no excuse for any public-spirited newspaper to publish inflammatory and uncited misinformation. 

This is not what Freedom of Speech means. 

“Civility and respect” will follow if published words are founded in facts and opinions that are cited.  

Ann Gallagher 

Mutual 4


I’d like to thank and compliment the people at LW Weekly  for allowing my and Earick Ward’s letters to the editor.

As you can see in the articles in the Feb. 1 LW Weekly, numerous dissenting views wanted to shut down our views.

Our country was much better for all of us with the previous president of the United States, and if you don’t believe that,  check your gas, grocery, clothing and car, etc., prices. We had no wars and less crime during that administration vs. today’s. 

President Biden immediately reversed every positive action of the Trump administration in his first days in office.

Look at recent illegal migrants that ganged up on the two police officers who were trying to arrest a criminal. They kicked them in the head and face just like gangs do.

Luckily, the officers didn’t die from the head kicks. But  all five illegal criminals that were arrested were immediately released with no bail.

So again, thank you for our freedom of speech in Leisure World.

Ron Nett

Mutual 8


For almost 20 years I have been attending the GRF Board meetings. Every time members entered the meetings, they were greeted by the executive director and some administration managers. Everybody had a smile on their face. 

The greetings were warm and sincere. It was a nice time to socialize. At the registration table, there were two secretaries who, in a very friendly way, offered us assistance. If a GRF member wanted to address the board, he submited a Comments Card to one of the secretaries, who took it. 

Now everything has changed. Nobody greets us at the entry to the board meeting, no secretaries at the registration table. To address the board, you need to present the Comment Card to the secretary, who is on the stage. Thank you to the vice president, who assisted me at the last GRF Board meeting. Today, I see many bad changes. I am treated as a second sort of person; even everything the GRF has is paid by us. 

I presented two letters regarding management and personal problems. Both were unanswered, simply ignored. And the problems are growing.

 Mark Pogrebinsky

Mutual 12


As I read responses to my Jan. 25 letter to the editor, Ronald Reagan’s famous quip entered my thoughts: “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant, it’s that they know so much that isn’t so.”

I presented facts about the current state of illegal immigration, with few responses challenging the veracity of my content, but as is common when people can’t pound the facts, they pound the table.

We are a nation of immigrants, but also a nation of laws. If we abandon the law, what is the fabric that holds our nation together? Is the drive to electoral advantage so strong that we’d let a party purposely skirt the laws of our land to entice newly-minted voters to our shores, grateful to said party for the “get out of jail free” card and rich benefits issued them at the border processing center?

Donald Trump signed executive orders directing the Department of Homeland Security to stop/stall the illegal invasion at the border, resulting in the lowest illegal border crossings in a generation.

On Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden signed six EO’s overturning President Trump’s orders, terminating the National Emergency at the southwest border, resulting in the highest illegal border crossings in our nations history.

Drugs (fentanyl), sexually assaulted/trafficked women and under-age girls, crime increasing in every city inhabited by illegal immigrants and the increased threat of terror (FBI Director Wray). Is this our future? I pray not. Say no to Joe (and Obama).   

Earick Ward

Mutual 7


Today’s LW Weekly had a page full of seven politically partisan exchanges. 

Though we have the right to share such opinions, I don’t believe these exchanges add to any thought-provoking political insights. Though passionate, these letters only seem to be preaching to their particuar choir that just adds fuel to their already highly partisan audience.  

My healthy hunch is that most of our LW community have already decided how they will vote since this is not our first partisan rodeo. 

Thus, the result of these Perspective voices is to not persuade anyone, but rather to rile up the “other side.”  Instead of adding such fuel, I encourage these few but vocal voices to instead take a chill pill and use such time to take more time to relax.  

If you have a valued political voice to add, there are already (way too?) many existing political outlets to add your perspectives. By letting go of such tension, you will be freed up to encourage our LW community to focus not on our differences but rather on sharing more joy, helpful service and being just plain kind.

We can also be free to then exercise our constitutional right to vote that has been handed down to us by those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for these freedoms. May God bless America in this very challenging time of crisis when more unity, not less, is needed to address the serious challenges facing us in this year ahead.

Lee Howell  

Mutual 5


Editorial Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Communications Director. 

Letters to the Editor: Letters, maximum 250 words, 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 Golden Rain Foundation employee. Priority is given to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.Restaurant reviews, theater reviews or travel journal submissions are welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.



GRF Meetings 

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

Thurs., Feb. 8 Operation Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom……..10 a.m.

Tues., Feb. 13 Member Services Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom…..10 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 15 Administration Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom…..10 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 22 GRF Board Executive Session

Conference Room A………………..1 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 27 GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom…..10 a.m.

Tues., Mar. 5 Facilities Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom…..10 a.m.

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


Mutual Meetings Schedule

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

Thurs., Feb. 8 Mutual 12

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Fri., Feb. 9 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Mon., Feb. 12 Mutual 9

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Tues., Feb. 13 Mutual 16

Conference Room B/Zoom…….1 p.m.

Wed., Feb. 14 Mutual 4 (open forum 8:30 a.m.)

Conference Room B/Zoom….8:45 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 15 Mutual 2

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Thurs., Feb. 15 Mutual 11

Conference Room B/Zoom…..1:30 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 23 Mutual 15

Conference Room B/Zoom…….1 p.m.


Mutual election cycle begins; Directors are needed to serve

The community unity of Leisure World Seal Beach is a direct result of volunteer work by Mutual and GRF Board members duly elected to serve their Mutuals and residents. This community was founded on the premise that the Mutual Boards and the elected Board of Directors work alongside on day-to-day operations of each Mutual Corporation. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—the shareholders, whereas the Board of Directors finds solutions to existing problems. 

Leisure World Seal Beach has many residents with experience in various fields who could make a difference by becoming a candidate for a director’s position on their Mutual’s Board of Directors. The schedule above indicates each Mutual’s annual meeting and election date, and the deadlines to apply for candidacy. Those who are interested or have any questions about becoming a candidate for election to their Mutual’s Board of Directors can call 562-431-6586, ext. 2329. 

For questions related to GRF elections, call 562-431-6586, ext. 2393.  



Shuffleboard Club

Players celebrate hearts, flowers and one another

The Shuffleboard Club’s Valentine’s Day planning committee has been hard at work, readying for the party to be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 5-9 p.m. Room 9 in Clubhouse 3 will be amply decorated for the event with cupids, hearts galore and various other symbols of love and romance. Members will enjoy a potluck supper together and then play the dice game “Left, Right, Center.” As always, there will be food, friends and fun. Members are encouraged to come at 3:30 to help decorate the room. 

So illustrious of club members willingness to do just
about anything to help, a crowd of 13 people showed up the morning of Jan. 31 to strip the walls, cabinets and closets of contents in preparation for the painting of the court building. Mike from Service Maintenance was beyond pleased. 

The Tuesday evening league game was unusually enthusiastic. The players realized they would have to hang up their cue sticks and put everything on hold while the building is closed so they really got into their last game.

Jan. 26 winners: Team Sally overtook Team Carol winning nine games out of 12. Team Sally all-game winners were Roger Bennett, Sally Fowler, Donna Perkins and Linda Peters. Team Milly and Team Shell tied it up, each winning six games. Team Milly had no game winners but Team Shel had one all-game winner, Shel Magnuson. 

Jan. 30 winners: Team Sally upset Team Rod winning eight games out of 12. All- game winners for Team Sally included Harshad Patel, Susan McKaig and Sally Fowler. Team Rod had one all-game winner, Rod
Osgood. Team Elizabeth beat Team Jack winning seven games out of 12. Team Elizabeth’s
all-game winners were Sue Burkschab and Susan Clark while Team Jack had none.

For more information about the Shuffleboard Club, call Membership Coordinator Patty Peterson at 562-714-7072.

—Barbara Gardner


Duplicate Bridge Club

Play location changes for February

Due to renovations in Clubhouse 1,  the Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club will meet on Mondays and Fridays in Clubhouse 4 at 12:30 p.m. through February. There will be no Thursday play. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets. Players can call Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or email her at yuelingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. Arrive by 12:15 to confirm reservations.

Jan. 23 winners (eight tables): Melanie Smith and La Vonne McQuilkin, and Beth Matheny and Fred Reker, north/south; Shmuel Fisher and Trudi Lamendola, and Bill Brooks and Sue Fardette, east/west.

Jan. 26 winners (six tables): Howard Smith and Fred Reker, and Russ Gray and Ellen Kice, north/south; Thad Mikols and Sue Fardette, and John Hagman and Bob Goldstein, east/west.

Visit www.acblunit557.org for complete results. For more information contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314 or howard.small@outlook.com. 

—Sue Fardette


Tournament Poker Club

Those who would like to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em for a $5 buy-in with the Tournament Poker Club are welcome to attend this Saturday’s tournament. Regular tournaments are on the first three Saturdays of every month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Registration begins at 10 a.m., along with treats and coffee. Cards are in the air at 10:30. There is no late seating. 

Despite the rain, the club had about 40 players on Jan. 20. As the winners of their original tables, the final table players were: Kathy Seagroves, first place; Debbie Casper, second; Lem Hall, third; Guta Basner, fourth; Bob Konier, fifth. Play continued until Seagroves and Casper were head’s up—two women who were both first time final table participants. Holding Q-Q, Seagroves went all in before the flop and Casper called with K-7 of diamonds. Those first three cards were J-10-3 putting Seagroves in the lead. The turn was another J, giving Seagroves two pair. The river card was a five, which didn’t change the outcome, giving Seagroves the winning hand.

 Seagroves has lived in Leisure World and been a member of the poker club for about a year. This was her first final table win.

 The club congratulates all the winners. 

—Deborah Barner


Cribbage Club to meet in CH 4

Due to renovations in Clubhouse 1, the Cribbage Club will temporarily meet in Clubhouse 4 on the following Tuesdays: Feb. 6, 13, 20 and
Mar. 6. The Feb. 27 meeting is cancelled. 

A total of seven games are played beginning at 12:30.
Anyone arriving by 12:15 is assured a place to play.

Last week Dolores Cook
provided the club with cake and ice cream in celebration of her birthday. Cook, along with Margaret Smith, served the refreshments. 

Winners for the week include: Patti Smith and Bob Berry, who tied for first place with perfect scores of 847, each earning another star; Alma Zamzow, 840, second; Carrie Kistner
and Sandra DeDubovay, 836, third; Jesus Sosa, 832, fourth. Pat Blum finished with no wins.

For more information, contact Marilyn Chelsvig at 562-279-5665. New members are always welcome.

—Mary Holder


Men’s Golf League

The Leisure World Men’s Golf League played Willowick Golf Course on Jan. 26. Eleven league players and three guests braved the brisk 53-degree morning. It took several hours before the sun made a dent in the cool weather, but when it did temps rose quickly. Greens are in good condition, but tees and fairways still need significant work. Willowick has no water hazards but makes up for it with numerous sand traps and long holes.

With average playing conditions, the golfers had only four of the 11 scores at net or below par, with just one birdie by Clay Fischer. Gary Stivers had fewest putts in the A flight, and Bill McKusky in the B. 

A flight winners( handicaps 0-19): Stivers, 4 under 67, first place; Fischer, 1 under 70, second; Jim Goltra, even par 71, third; tie between Dave LaCascia, Fujio Norihiro, and Chris Lankford, fourth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): McKusky, 1 under 70, first place; Lowell Goltra, second; Bob Munn, third; Digna Vesely, fourth; Gene Vesely, fifth.

The league played Riverview Golf Course on Jan. 29. Thirteen golfers challenged the brisk 49-degree morning and teed off into sunny and blue skies. It was halfway through the round before the temps started to rise, even with full sun. Players then shed layers and by round’s end it was in the upper 70s and a delightful morning.

Riverview is a 5,800-yard par-71 course that has dramatic elevation changes and many water hazards. The entire course has been kept in great shape even though the Santa Ana River, which runs down the middle of the course, occasionally rages through and does damage. With good playing conditions, the golfers produced 10 scores at net or below par, with birdies by Clay Fischer, Dave LaCascia, Gary Stivers, Steve Miller and Chris Lankford. Fujio Norihiro had fewest putts in the A flight, and Lowell Goltra and Steve Miller tied for fewest in the B. Closest to the pin on the long, downhill 150-yard par-3
second hole was Daniel Mahoney, and Lankford was closest on the 100-yard, all over water, par-3 ninth hole.

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Fischer, 7 under 64, first place; LaCascia, 6 under 65, second; Stivers, 3 under 68, third; Norihiro, 2 under 69, fourth; tie between Sam Choi and Jim Goltra, even par, fifth; Lankford, sixth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Lowell Goltra,
5 under 65, first place; tie
between Miller and Bill Zurn, 1 under 70 second; Bob Munn, even par 71, third; tie between Bill McKusky and Mahoney, fourth.

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

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

Those interested in playing can contact Gary Stivers at 714-313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia


LW Women’s Golf Club

The Leisure World Women’s Golf Club held a special tournament on Jan. 30. Results will be revealed at a later date. Play for the nine hole tournament was low gross and low net in each flight. However since this was a fifth Tuesday, the women played a special game and had to tee off from the blue tees instead of the usual red tees. 

For the non-golfers, using the blue tees means the distance to the green is farther. The choice of club is important. Hole No. 1 for instance is approximately 100 yards from the blue tees and 80 yards from the red tees. That means one might need to use an eight iron instead of a nine iron. Golf 101: the higher number club, the further the ball should go. 

All women in Leisure World are welcome to join the club. There is a weekly nine hole tournament on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. For more information, email club President Pam Krug at pskrug62@hotmail.com or call 562-431-1257.

—Linda Herman


LW Pool League

The Monday Leisure World Pool League, also known as the American League, began its spring league on Jan. 29. Six teams played 13 game matches. There are three players on each team (A, B and C skill levels). Each player has one game of eight ball and one game of partner nine ball with each of their partners. Every player has a singles match of eight ball and nine ball. The last game of the night is a final eight ball match, where all three players alternate shots. The same format is used for the Wednesday night league, referred to as the National League.

The Snipers beat the Cue Crew 9-4. Gary Snow and John Burns each scored six points for the Snipers. Wildfire Christensen scored four points for the Cue Crew, winning both of her singles matches.

The Rail Runners edged the Side Shooters 7-6. Dennis Bedford and Frank Sablan scored four points for the Rail Runners, who won four of the six doubles matches. Both teams split their singles matches and the Side Shooters took the final eight ball match.

In a match where both teams kept their names from the previous season, the Renegades edged out the Rustlers 7-6 by winning the final eight ball game, where Ken Harpham made a long bank shot on the eight. Harpham won five games, including both of his singles. Rusty Aquino of the Rustlers scored five points and won all his doubles matches.

The spring league will run just 12 weeks. Every team will play every other team twice. After that there will be a playoff in each league to determine a winner for the season. In the final week of the spring season the club will have the sweepstakes, where all 12 teams compete.

—Dave Silva


Saturday Social Bunco Club will meet Feb. 10

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting
will be Feb. 10 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. 

Sign-in begins at 1 p.m. and is $5. The annual $5 dues will be collected as well, for a total of $10. Play begins at 1:30.

Jan. 27 winners: Yvonne Vostry, most buncos; tie for most wins, Nancy Floyd, Karen Waller, Linda Neer and Arlene Cullison; most babies, Diane Seeger; tie for most losses, Dina Navarro, Shelly Middleton; door prize, Kathy Russell.

For more information, contact Susan Hopewell at 562-754-5059 or Kathy Rapp at 562-230-8972.

—Kathleen Rapp



Public Comments at GRF Meetings

California law requires the Board to establish reasonable time limits for members to speak at meetings. (Civ. Code Sec. 4925(b).). Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker for more than 26 speakers. 

California law also places significant limitations on how the Board responds to questions or concerns; most often the Board is unable to respond. (Civ. Code Sec. 4930.). To address the Board, submit a comment card at the meeting prior to it being called to order. Members may email correspondence to the executive coordinator at grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Break through a weight loss plateau with Wa-Rite Club

The Wa-Rite Club supports and encourages its members as they pursue the goals of health and well-being. The club meets every Friday at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Visitors are welcome and should arrive by 8:45.

Shirley LaBrecque was the top loser of the week ending Jan. 26. She attributed her 3-pound weight loss to being on her best behavior and doing what she knew worked for her. 

At the month-end share meeting, the club reflected on its strengths and weaknesses, and what could be improved this year. The members concurred that aside from achieving their weight loss goals with Wa-Rite, the club also provides informative presentations, an opportunity to have fun, and show  respect, kindness and support to each other along the way.

 The members also discussed the club rules, and how they could be modified for a club to be more inclusive and supportive. 

—Denise Stabile


The Leisure World Bicycle Group meets on Sundays with breakfast, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and shoes are required. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-509-8475 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075. The members also meet for a cooking class on the third Friday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Last week, Bill Castro demonstrated delicious Puerto Rican cooking.


Meals on Wheels Orange County 

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon for anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3 or $5 for guests under 60.  

LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive, and a drop off at 11:40 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Baked tilapia, ranchera sauce, Mexican rice, broccoli, tortilla, orange juice, and sugar-free pudding.

Friday, Feb. 9

Chinese beef stir-fry with pepper garlic sauce, chow mein, carrots, fortune cookie, and pineapple chunks.

Monday, Feb. 12

Pork chile verde with verde sauce, pinto beans, peas and carrots, tortilla, and tropical fruit mix.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Zuni corn soup with sugar-free crackers, poppy seed chicken, pasta salad (spring mix, cranberries, almonds and balsamic dressing), whole wheat crackers (two packs), and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Chicken breast with alfredo sauce, fettuccini pasta, Italian vegetables, garlic bread, strawberry cake or fresh fruit (diet).


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $10.50 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. 

Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete the application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, seasoned broccoli, fresh pear, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, pickle, cucumber, red onion and tomato salad.

Friday, Feb. 9

Teriyaki chicken, white rice, peas, onions, seasoned corn, cookies, chicken salad with chopped kale, shredded brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, pepitas, poppy seed dressing, and crackers. 

Monday, Feb. 12

Vegetable frittata, cornbread, seasoned carrots, banana, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and homemade macaroni salad.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Roast beef with mushroom gravy, au-gratin potatoes, Mexican corn, Chinese chicken salad with apple, mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion, Asian dressing, and crackers. 

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Chicken breast with wine sauce, biscuit, green beans with pimentos, red velvet cake, mandarin oranges, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and tricolor pasta salad.


Fitness Fusion Club meets on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and on Thursdays and Saturdays at Veterans Plaza from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A modified version of the yoga sun salute pose is used in class as a cool down exercise. For more information about the club, contact Marian Higgins at 562-296-8328.


Joyful line Dance

The Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The first half hour is for beginners and intermediate dancers. After a brief break, the students practice more advanced dances. 

All attendees are asked to sign in with their name, Mutual, and unit numbers, and check in at the front desk before entering the class. Everyone is welcome with a minimal membership fee. Exercise shoes are recommended. 

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


Memory Support Team improves quality of life for LW residents 

About 84,000 people in Orange County are affected by dementia and experience memory loss. The memory support team has resources to help people with memory loss concerns.

Care team navigator Pam Krug is a member of the memory support team, and assists residents firsthand with their concerns and needs, whether its a resident or their caregiver who suffers from memory loss.

When a resident calls the help line, a social worker answers the phone and takes note of their concerns. A member of the memory support team meets with the resident in Building 5 or in resident’s homes, and discusses the ways and tools that have been proven to manage memory loss. The memory support team will tailor its visits with each person to meet his or her unique needs.

One of the tools Krug finds helpful to people experiencing memory loss is helping them  find positive ways to spend their time. This may include discovering and developing new interests, and building friendships. 

People who experience a memory loss or know someone who could use assistance can call the memory support team help line at 844-373-4400.

—Robann Arshat


Laughing for the health of it

Everyone is invited for an hour-long session of fun and laughing for no reason with others on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the HCC Conference Room. Participants will leave with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts. Best of all, it’s fun, free and non-fattening. 

Bev Bender is a certified laugh leader who helps people improve their lives through laughter.


The Ballet Fitness Club meets on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6, upstairs in the Mirror Room. Each class provides a full body exercise to upbeat music under the guidance of Mel Lockett. Everone is welcome.


Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. Dues are 99 cents per year. 

Some of the benefits of walking include muscles strength and lower risk of heart disease. 

 For more information, call club President Tom Pontac at 562-304-0880.




Enjoy romantic music at Valentine’s show

The Entertainers Club will help people gear up for Valentine’s Day with its next show “Valentines on Broadway” on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Singers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Bublé have all made romantic songs from the Great White Way the basis of their repertoires. People are invited to watch their favorite Leisure World entertainers present those same songs in the cozy atmosphere of Clubhouse 4. 

People can get in the mood for this romantic day with songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein (including many from South Pacific), Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name a few. People are invited to bring their favorite snacks and libations.


Community Karaoke

“Higher and Higher,” sung by Richard Yokomi, set the mood for a lively karaoke evening on Jan. 31.

The catchy beat of many songs got folks tappin’ their feet and dancing in the aisles.  Ray Geierman entertained the audience with his soft-shoe shuffle while singing.

“Earth Angel,” sung by Tony Tupas, brought memories of high school dances in the ‘50s.  Frank Miller kept the beat with “Chantilly Lace.” Miller introduced his new neighbor, Eugene Yoo, who delivered a strong “And I Love You So.” 

With a bit of a laugh, Donald Horning and his daughter Sheridan had fun with “Rainbow Connection.”  While singing their hearts out, the audience was entertained by 35 folks. 

Karaoke is a blessing for amateur singers and fun for the audience. The club will meet in Clubhouse 4 during February.  

Wednesday karaoke evenings are 5:30-9:30 weekly.  

People are invited to practice a new song or perfect an old standby in Clubhouse 6 each Monday from 1-3 p.m.

—Margie Thompson


LW Library reopens with longer hours

The LW Library reopened Feb. 5. The first 50 visitors to the newly renovated library received a complimentary Leisure World Library tote bag. 

The LW Library will now operate on extended weekday hours, closing at 5:30 p.m. Residents can also enjoy extended daily usage limits on library computers. 

The renovated library features new exterior paint, interior paint, carpeting, tile and new patron computers. The layout of library shelves is the same, so residents who frequent the library will be right at home with the collection.

For more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 2711.


Coin Club

The Coin Club will meet Feb. 14 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. 

Members can participate in door prizes, refreshments, coin auctions, coin raffles and group discussions regarding currency and coins. 

Refreshments will be provided. LW residents can have coins evaluated at no cost.


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. 

The Hustle will be the new dance at 2 p.m., followed by a continuation of the rumba at 3. Beginners are welcome. 

No partner is necessary. The class will rotate so everyone dances. A review of basics is included. The cost is $8 per person for one class; $12 per person for two classes in a single day. 

For more information, contact Nancy Lyons at nhlyons@icloud.com.


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet today, Feb. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

People were assigned to take photos of shapes with their camera or iPhone and then send them to Ziggy Romano to be shown at the meeting. People are also invited to bring photos of their choice to be displayed and to be commented on.

Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them for individual discussion after the meeting. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.


Garden Club

The Garden Club has much to offer Leisure World residents. The meetings are not only informative but also a lot of fun. A green thumb is not a requirement to join the club, only an interest in and an appreciation of the beauty of nature. 

The club offers a program at the monthly meetings on a wide variety of topics and sometimes hands-on events such as making holiday centerpieces. 

The club will meet Feb. 19. LW resident and certified arborist Victoria Bowles will talk all about trees. 

Upcoming speakers include Donna Gambol from Mutual 1 who will discuss monarch butterflies; Kathy Thayer from the GRF Recreation Department who will demonstrate floral arranging; and Elizabeth Wallace who will talk about the California Native Plant Society.

The club also arranges great tours. The next one is on Feb. 29 to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Club members get first dibs on the tickets, and they can invite their friends. 

In addition, there are two fun and delicious luncheons each year: one in June and a holiday party in December. There are plenty of door prizes and opportunity drawings, and everyone has a good time.

The club meets on the third Monday of the month in  Clubhouse 2 at 1:30 p.m. Dues are $10 a year.

—Nancy Goldstein



Register now for classes, day trips

Registration is now open for the spring semester of the Lifetime Learning Center Senior Studies Program at Long Beach City College. Classes are held at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus from Feb. 13-May 22.

Classes include: “Six Standouts from Landmark Musicals,” “Hollywood Classic Film Series, Intergenerational,” “Plants and the World Around Us,” “Intermediate iPhone Workshop,” “Intermediate Computer Workshop” and “Strength Training on Zoom.”   

Day tours include the “That’s Amore!” Italian tour on April 16; the “Bake My Day” tour with a Tam O’Shanter lunch included on March 28; and the “Let’s Taco About It” tour on May 7. Tour prices range from $99-$125. 

People can register online at https://lbccfoundation.org/lifetime-learning-center-2/. For more information, call Theresa Brunella at 562-930-3047.



Watercolor artist will be guest judge

The Leisure World Art League will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. The guest demonstration artist and judge will be Long Beach resident Anne Kupillas, a California-based artist and instructor who works primarily in watercolor.

Her artwork is informed by freedom and movement, love of color, nature and the human form. Kupillas’ works have been showcased in several group and solo exhibitions in Florida, New York and Long Beach.

She is a member of the Arts Council of Long Beach,the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, and a founder and leader of Eat Paint Live art retreats. She attends many events in and around Seal Beach. Kupillas’ belief in affordable art is evident in her prints and her custom work, which are favorites with locals, visitors and collectors alike.

The Art League will collect membership renewals at this meeting, so those who have not renewed their 2024 membership are asked to bring cash or check when they come to the meeting. 

Those who have entries for the art competition should come early to avoid line build-up at the registration table. By 6:30 p.m., all entries must be already hung or displayed on the table to be considered for judging. The popular vote theme is “abstract.” Members can also bring paintings to the meeting for display only, which will not be judged. 

—Larry Sioson



A tale of unrequited love to be screened in Learning Center 

Everyone is invited to watch Jules Massenet’s emotionally-driven opera “Werther” on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3. This is a new time based on the room’s availability during the first few months of 2024.  President Margaret Gillon will introduce this tale of unrequited love based on the struggles and complexities of human life portrayed in  Goethe’s  novel “The Sorrows of Young Werther.”

Act 1 opens in the garden of the Mayor who is discussing with friends the evening’s gala ball, to be attended by his beautiful eldest daughter Charlotte, 20, escorted by a sensitive young poet Werther, 23, in the absence of her fiance, Albert, who has been detained returning from a six-month journey.  Charlotte has cared for her six younger brothers and sisters  following the premature death of her mother, to whom she had pledged to marry Albert.

In  Act 2, the audience learns that Charlotte and Albert are  three months happily married while the poet Werther is dealing with jealousy. While Albert acknowledges Werther’s pain, stemming from having met Charlotte while she was single, her younger sister, Sophie, 15, attempts to attract Werther without success. Charlotte tells Werther it may be best to cool things by separating until Christmas.

In Act 3, Charlotte is re-reading some letters from Werther and recognizes some long-felt love for him. On his arrival back for Christmas, she momentarily falls into his arms, but she recovers and leaves the room. When her husband, Albert, enters, Werther asks to borrow his pistols for an upcoming journey, to which Albert agrees.

In Act 4, Charlotte arrives to find Werther mortally wounded but he prevents her from summoning help.  She confirms to have always loved him. Werther dies as children sing  carols on Christmas Eve.

The production is in French with English subtitles.  People are invited to wear masks indoors, if desired.  No dues or fees are collected.  For more information, contact Margaret Gillon at Margaretgi@kyahoo.com or 562-370-3844.


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (second floor). In February the classes are cha-cha at 9 a.m., followed by foxtrot at 10. Each class is $7 per person. 

The class participants vote on new dance topics every month. Prior dance experience is not necessary, and partners are not required. For more information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314.


Grab ‘n’ Go Food Schedule: Feb. 8-14

Thursday: Domino’s Pizza at Clubhouse 6—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads. The truck is on site from 3:30-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. 

Monday: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ at Clubhouse 6—No preorders are accepted. Truck will be onsite from 3-6 p.m. and will accept cards only.

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries from 5-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. No preorders are allowed. 

Wednesday: Onpointttt Jerk Chicken Food Truck—Carribean favorites will transport eaters to the islands. See the full menu at https://www.onpointttt.com/menu-flyer. Truck is onsite from 3:30-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. 

On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m.; regular service before 4:30; and weekends on-call any time. Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 2379.

To ask questions or give feedback, email kathyt@lwsb.com.



CH 1 closed for renovations

Clubhouse 1 has closed for renovations. The work is expected to be completed by March 10 unless inclement weather delays completion of the exterior portion of the work.

In the interim, clubs normally scheduled there have been relocated to the following venues.

Clubhouse 4 will host the LW Duplicate Bridge, LW Pinochle, LW Cribbage and Community Karaoke.

The LW Aloha Club ukulele group will rehearse on Thursdays in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby and in Clubhouse 6, Room 2, on Saturdays. The American Rules Mahjong Club will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, on Wednesdays. People should check with club leaders for times and other information.

The Shuffleboard Court and Pool Room, along with the Historical Society and restrooms, are also closed for the duration of the renovations. The Ladies Q Club will meet on its regular day in the Clubhouse 2 Pool Room.

GRF appreciates residents’ cooperation and regrets the inconvenience while staff work to improve LW facilities. 

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 562-431-6586, ext. 2398.



Discount tickets available for Marilyn Monroe play on Feb. 16

 International City Theatre will open its 2024 season with the world premiere of  “Marilyn, Mom & Me.” Two low-priced previews are set for Feb. 14 and 15.

Attempting to better understand his complicated relationship with his mother, playwright Luke Yankee, son of award-winning actress Eileen Heckart, delves into her friendship with Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe in this deeply personal comic drama.

“In 1956, when Marilyn was cast as the lead in the film ‘Bus Stop,’ she was the biggest star in the world,” Yankee said. “She had taken the previous year off to study with Lee Strasberg and had become the poster child for ‘method’ acting, where an actor has to experience every moment truthfully. 

“My mother was cast as her best friend in the movie, and, as a part of her newly discovered style of acting, Marilyn was determined to make my mother her best friend—both on screen and off,” Yankee said. “Reluctantly, Eileen went along with it for the sake of the film and found herself emotionally entrenched in Marilyn’s life.”

“My mother loved to talk about her career… except when it came to Marilyn,” he continued. “Whenever she would do so, she would get very quiet and change the subject. If pressed, she would burst into tears. No one else she worked with had this effect on her.”

Performances take place Feb. 16 through March 3 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 330 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. 

Tickets for early previews on Feb. 14 and 15 are $37; other tickets range from $49-55. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://ictlongbeach.org/marilynmomme/ or call 562-436-4610.



Clubs invited to join amenity celebration

Deadline looms for clubs to join LW’s massive community event

by Kathy Thayer

Recreation Manager

The Great LW Discovery Tour will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and it will top anything GRF has done since the 50th anniversary event. If you have a GRF club and haven’t signed up yet, you won’t want to miss out.

It will be fun central with live music, food trucks, raffles, games, giveaways, grand prizes, club open houses, amenity tours, public service booths, a small business expo and a super sponsor center so residents can learn more about trusted real estate, health and other service providers.

The event will give everyone—especially those who don’t typically take advantage of all LW’s amenities—an opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities. 

Approximately 30 clubs have signed up, many with exciting ideas to entice residents to try something new. There are a few spots left so contact Recreation before the opportunity closes.

The vendors who have signed up for Clubhouses 2 or 4 are providing fabulous prizes throughout the day as well as the Grand Finale closing ceremonies at Veterans Plaza. 

The Recreation Department expects to draw up to 3,000 residents to the event. 

Three food trucks have been secured and an ice cream truck is pending to top off the day. Tour guides, supplied by the Theater Club and Recreation ambassadors posted in each venue will make sure attendees are guided to their club’s spot.

Every participant will receive a LW Discovery Tour passport, which will be marked at every destination visited, qualifying travelers for a host of prizes, including several grand prizes that will be raffled off at the closing ceremony at Veterans Plaza. All clubhouses will be brimming with action. 

Residents can get passports and begin their tours at any of the four clubhouse stops. 

Buses will run at 10-minute intervals from each of the stops, transporting travelers to the various venues, where they will get their passports stamped ahead of the closing ceremony and grand prize raffle at Veterans Plaza between Clubhouses 3 and 4. 

Clubs that join in on the action can simply have a table display with information, handouts, prizes, or may put on a more elaborate presentation. 

Most clubs will be staged at Clubhouse 3, but others will be situated in their usual clubhouse. 

Every clubhouse and amenity is included. This is a chance to show neighbors what they are missing.

Space for clubs is filling up fast. Clubs that have not yet applied to participate should contact Recreation as soon as possible by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com.



Meeting information is subject to change. Check the LW website at www.lwsb.com for the most current listings.

Clubhouse 1 is undergoing renovations. Clubs that usually meet in Clubhouse 1 have been temporarily relocated. For more information on meeting times, contact Recreation at 562-431-6586, ext. 2707.



Art League, CH 4, A, B and C Sections, 2nd Tues., 7-9 p.m. for art show and demonstration, 562-431-4124

Arts & Crafts Guild, CH 4, Art Rm., Thurs., Mon., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ceramics—Claytime Ceramics, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ceramics—Clay Crafters, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Mon., Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting, CH 4, Art Rm., Mon., 1-4 p.m. 

Korean Traditional Painting, CH 3, Rm. 5, Tues., 9 a.m.-noon

Lapidary/Beading, CH 4, Lapidary Rm., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

Love Weaving Baskets, CH 3, Rm. 6, 4th Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (does not meet Nov., Dec.)

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Thurs., 1:30-3 p.m. 562-430-7978

Quilting Bees, CH 3, Lobby, Wed., 9-11:30 a.m.


Bridge—Combined Party Bridge, CH 1, Mon., noon-4 p.m.; 1st & 2nd Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Bridge—LW Duplicate Bridge, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 12:30 p.m. (arrive by noon) 562-308-7838

Cribbage Club, CH 1, Tues., noon- 4 p.m. 

Diamond Poker Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, Tues., 4-8 p.m.

Hold ’em -N- Squeeze ’em (poker), CH 3, Rm. 6, Sat., Wed., 6-9:30 p.m.

Leisure World Pinochle Club, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Social Club of Leisure World, CH 1, Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Tournament Poker Club, CH 6 Hospitality Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat., Registration 10 a.m.; Play at 10:30 a.m.


Ballet Fitness, CH 6, Rm. C, Sat., 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Dance Fitness, Vets Plaza, Mon., 4-5 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 9-10 a.m. 

Dancers & Mixers, CH 4, 1st Tues., 7-9 p.m. 562-431-1257

Dancing Feet, CH 2, Mon., 7-9 p.m., 4th Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.

Flowering Step Line Dance Club, CH 2, 1st, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Lobby, 3rd Mon., 10 a.m.-noon

Grapevine Line Dance, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 2-5 p.m.

Hui O Hula, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 1-5:30 p.m.

Joyful Line Dance of Leisure World, CH 2, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Korean Folk Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 8-10 p.m.

Leisure Time Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 2-4 p.m., 310-743-9373

Line Dance Class, CH6, Sec. C. Mondays 10:15-11:45 a.m.

LW Cloggers, CH 6, Wed., 8:30-11:30 a.m. 562-598-9974

Saturday Morning Dance Class, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 9-11 a.m. 406-858-3560

Suede Sole Dancers, Scheduled as needed.

Zumba Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Fri., 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Abilene Club, CH 2, Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; 4th Sat., 4-10 p.m.

Cabaret Entertainers, scheduled as needed, 626-485-3983

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

Doo Wop Club (Let the Good Times Roll), CH 2, 3rd Sat. in odd months, 4-10 p.m.

Producers, schedule to be determined

Theater Club, Performing Arts Center (Amphitheater building), 4th Fri, 10-11 a.m. njcataylor@yahoo.com

Velvetones Jazz Club, CH 4, 1st, 3rd Sun., 2-10 p.m.


Bunco, LW, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd, 4th Mon., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Tues., 5-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, 2nd, 4th Sat., 1-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Chess Club, CH3, Rm. 7, Fri., 2-6 p.m.

Domino’s Mexican Trained, CH3, Rm. 4, Thurs., 5:30 p.m.

LW Woman’s Club Table Games, CH 2, 3rd Fri., 1 p.m. 562-431-8240

Scrabble, CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Yahtzee Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, at 1 p.m., 1st, 3rd, 5th Fri. Diane Seeger: 562-533-5997.


Balance and Stability Club, CH3 Lobby, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.; 562-397-1519

English Conversation Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, Thurs., 5-10 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Impaired Vision & Hearing, General meeting: CH3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1:30 p.m. (except July, August, and November); Impaired Vision Support Group: CH3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 10 a.m.; Hard of Hearing Support Group: CH3, Rm. 9, 3rd Tues., 10 a.m.; 562-596-1969

Korean English Class, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed. (except 2nd Wed.), 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2nd Wed., CH 3, Rm. 9 

Korean Senior Health Club Class, CH 3, Room 4, Thurs., 1 p.m., 562-716-2010


Art History Club, CH 3, Learning Center, 2nd Thurs, 9:30-11:30 a.m., CH4, 4th Thurs., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Astronomy Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 1st Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Carving Club, CH 1, Tues., 1-4 p.m.

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 1:30-4 p.m.

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m., 325-721-0687

Drone Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 11:30 a.m.

Garden Club, CH 2, 3rd Mon., 1:30-4 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Wed., 9 a.m.-noon

Historical Society, LW, CH 1, Historical Society Rm., Thurs., 2-4 p.m.

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, Learning Center, 1st, 3rd Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Korean Literature, CH 3, Rm 7, 2nd, 4th Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Leisure World Seal Beach Book Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Thurs., 1-3 p.m.

LW Technology Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Tues. in March, May, September, 1-3 p.m.

Paws, Claws & Beaks, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., 4-7:30 p.m. (except May-Oct. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area, 2nd Thurs., noon- 3 p.m.)

Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club, CH 2, 4th Tues., noon-4 p.m. (except June, July, Aug., Sept. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area)

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 6 p.m.

Traveling Tigers, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., noon-3 p.m. (no meeting in Aug.)

Video Producers Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Tues., 10 a.m. 


Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club, LW, CH 3, Rm. 2, Mon., 9-11 a.m.

CD Music for Seniors, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Thurs., even months only, 1 p.m., barbara.mcfall4@gmail.com

Community Karaoke, CH 1, Wed., 5:30-10 p.m.

Evergreen Chorale, CH 3, Rm. 8, Mon., 9 a.m.-noon

Gloria Autoharp Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 10 a.m.-noon

Good News Singers, CH 3, Rm. 1, Thurs., 9-11 a.m.

Korean American Chorale, CH 3, Lobby, Fri., 9 a.m.-noon

Korean Drum Club, Amphitheater, Mon., 2:30 p.m., 818-632-7799

Leisure World Opera Club, CH 3 Learning Center, third Tues., 1:30 p.m.

Leisure World Orchestra, Amphitheater, Tues. and Wed., 2:30 p.m.

Leisure World Women’s Sing Along, CH 3, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble, CH 3, Rm. 6, Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon

Ukulele Guitar Club, CH 3, Lobby, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. 

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


American Latino, CH3, Rm. 2, 2nd Thurs., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 8, Wed., 3-5 p.m.

Chinese Friendship Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Wed., 1-6 p.m. 

Filipino Association of Leisure World, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sun., 2:30-8 p.m.; CH 1, 3rd Sun., bingo

French Club, CH3, Rm. 4, 1st and 3rd Sun., 2:30-4:30 p.m., 714-932-1244

German American Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Tues. (except 4th Tues.), 12:30-4 p.m.

Korean American Association of LWSB, CH 2, 2nd Thurs., 4-10 p.m. 

Japanese American Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 714-317-1102

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed, 714-932-1244


Democratic Club, CH3, Rm. 9, 4th Wednesday, 1 p.m.

Leisure World Republican Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.

Seniors for Peace, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Thurs, 2 p.m.; 562-357-4040


A Course in Miracles, CH 3, Rm. 8, Fri., 4-5:30 p.m.

Assembly of God, CH 3, Rm. 2, Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, Sun., 4:30-8 p.m.

Baptist Church, CH 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Beit Halev—House of the Heart, Scheduled as needed.

Buddha Circle, CH 3, Rm. 3, Sat., 10 a.m.-noon

Chinese English Bible Study Fellowship, CH3, Rm. 9, Tuesdays 2-5 p.m.

Congregation Sholom, Fri., 6:30 p.m., Zoom; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, CH 3, Rm. 9.

Dongbu Pyunkang Church, CH 3, Rm. 2, Sun. (except last Sun.), 3-9 p.m.

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

KCRC Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Fri., 4:30-8 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 6, Tues., 10 a.m.-noon

Korean Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 5, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 2nd Sun., 5-9 p.m.

Korean Catholic Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Sat., 4-10 p.m.; 1st, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

Latter-Day Saints, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 4:30-9 p.m.; 3rd Sun., CH 3, Rm. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.

LW Han In Church, CH 3, Rm. 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 8, Wed., 9 a.m.-noon 

LW Humanist Association, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Sun., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Seal Beach Cornerstone Fellowship, CH 2, Sun., 9 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 3, Fri., 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Seal Beach Evangelical Church, CH3, Room 2, Sun., 1-3 p.m. 714-520-1877

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church, CH 3, Lobby and Rm. 9, Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Women’s Christian Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 6, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10-11:30 a.m.

Young Nak Presbyterian Bible Study & Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Sun., 5-7:30 p.m.


Al Anon, CH3, Rm. 7 on 1st and 3rd Mondays, 9:30 a.m., and CH3, Rm. 8 on 2nd and 4th Mondays, 9:30 a.m., 562-412-8351

AA Friends, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed., 3:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. 562-209-0816, 213-248-0539

Fitness Fusion, CH 6: Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Veterans Plaza: Thurs. and Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Fun Exercise Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Joy Walking & Jogging, Amphitheater, Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m. 

Leisure Leggers, CH 6, Mon., 8 a.m.

LW Bike Riders Club: North Gate, Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri., Group A: 562-509-8475, Group B: 818-209-5075

LW Yoga Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 9-10 a.m.; 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Veterans Plaza, Tues., 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Walk/Hike Club, Various locations, Mon., 5 p.m., 562-810-4266

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., Weigh-In from 8-8:45 a.m., meeting from 9-10 a.m.


Amateur Radio Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 10-11:30 a.m.

American Legion Auxiliary, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 1-3:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 327, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; CH 2, 2nd, 4th, 5th Mon., 1-4:30 p.m.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Study Group, Bldg. 5, Conference Rm. C, Fri., 6-8 p.m.

Concerned Shareholders, CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Thurs., 1-3 p.m. 

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

Golden Age Foundation, CH 6, Hospitality, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

LW Woman’s Club, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)


LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

Neighbor to Neighbor Club (Mutual 14), scheduled as needed

RV Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Tues., 5-8 p.m., (no meetings in May-Sept.), LWRVClubSB@gmail.com

Rainbow Sisters, CH 3, Rm. 6, 1st, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m.

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Rm. 5, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m. 562-430-6950; CH3, Rm. 1, 2nd Mon., Noon-4 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 5, 1st Mon., 9:30 a.m.-Noon; CH3, Rm. 2, 3rd Thurs. in Nov., 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Schmooze Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Social Club of LW, CH 1, 4th Fri., noon-4 p.m. (no meetings in Nov.-Dec.)

Social Club Seventeen (Mutual 17), CH 1, picnic area, 2nd Sun. in Aug., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, every Fri., 10 a.m.-Noon. 562-301-5339

Where We Live, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Mon., 6:30-8 p.m.

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (tabletop games), noon, 949-293-7517


Bocce Club, scheduled as needed; 562-756-9170

Golf—Men’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Tues., 9-11 a.m. (only Jan., March, June, Sept., Nov.)

Golf—Women’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Tues., 3 p.m

Ladies “Q” Club, CH 1, Pool Room, regular play, Mon., 9:30 a.m.; monthly meeting, 1st Mon., 10 a.m. 

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 2nd Sun., 6:30 p.m.  

Pool Club, LW, CH 2, Pool Room, League play, every Mon., 6-9 p.m. through May; tournaments, 4th Sat., 1:30 p.m. through May (June-Aug. monthly tournaments, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.)

Shuffleboard Club, Indoor Courts for open play: Mon.,Wed., Fri from 9-11 a.m. and Tues. from 6-8 p.m. at the Shuffleboard Courts Building behind CH 1; 775-527-0426.

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed.


Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or by email: emmad@lwsb.com. For more information, call 562- 431-6586, ext. 2387. LW club information is provided by the clubs’ representatives and GRF Recreation. Club representatives can add new listings or change the information provided here. This list is subject to change. The LW Weekly recommends people confirm meeting information with the individual clubs. 



Learn how to prepare for an emergency on Feb. 23

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will meet Friday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, for a safety class on earthquake preparation. CERT’s free monthly safety classes are 45 minutes long and all residents are welcome to join. Coffee and muffins are provided. 

Each month, CERT also gives a valuable gift to an attendee. During January’s class, Debbie Campbell won the drawing and got a water bottle. 

 At the January CERT safety class, President Catherine O’Brien distributed a FEMA “Family Emergency Communication Plan” handout and gave a presentation on the importance of having a good communication plan. O’Brien covered three ways to organize key contact information for people’s families and other important people (including medical facilities, doctors, insurance companies and service providers).  Family communication plans are critical so loved ones know how to contact one another in the aftermath of a disaster. People may also want to have a designated meeting place for family members to gather. Making a family communication plan is one way people can feel prepared in the event of an emergency.


Mobility Aids Program

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) Mobility Aids Program loans wheelchairs, transporters and walkers to LW residents. The service is free of charge and run by GAF volunteers. The office is located downstairs in Clubhouse 6 and open on weekdays from 9-11 a.m.

A request form available at the Mobility Aids office will need to be completed to secure a mobility aid device. Eligible residents who are physically unable to come to the office can have a representative pick up a form for them and bring it back. 

Mobility aids are loaned for six months at a time. Residents who anticipate needing a mobility aid for longer than six months should contact the Mobility Aids office to request an extension.

The GAF is always looking for new volunteers, call 562-431-9589 and leave a message. For more information, go to www.goldenagefdn.org.


American Latino Club

Valentine’s Day event is today

The American Latino Club will meet for a Valentine’s Day event today, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Lunch will be provided  to those who have already paid. 

In addition to the 50/50 raffle, there will be a hat contest and three prizes will be awarded for the best handmade original, prettiest and funniest hat. 


Japanese American Club

The Japanese American Club will meet on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Pastries with coffee or tea will be served. 

Pam Krug and Patty Littrell,  memory support team members of the Leisure World Seal Beach Care Team, will speak about how the care team can help residents. 

Membership forms for this year will be available for those who haven’t joined. 

For more information, call Sherie Vanek at 714-916-6313.


American Legion Auxiliary fashion show, luncheon and raffle: March 9

American Legion Auxiliary’s fashion show, luncheon and raffle will be held March 9; doors open at 11 a.m.

There has been a generous response from local establishments for raffle prizes to help support veterans. The raffle prizes include experiences from Huntington Harbor Boat Cruise, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Symphony, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, many restaurants, grocery stores, hair salons, jewelry, and more.

 Tickets can be purchased for $40 or a table of eight for $300. Call Rose Marie Sprague at 714-742-8362 or purchase  them at the Feb. 11 bingo game in Clubhouse 2. The last day to purchase tickets is Feb. 23.


Seniors for peace club

Ceasefire protest on Feb. 14

The Seniors for Peace Club is asking for a ceasefire by all parties to end civilian suffering in Gaza. Members will hold a demonstration in front of the LW Globe on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

The unparalleled escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas and the other armed groups has taken a devastating toll on civilians. The level of casualties is unprecedented. Countless lives have been shattered, ripped apart and upended. 

With each day that passes, more lives are lost and the humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza is getting worse. Civilian deaths in Gaza continue to rise at a staggering rate by the relentless Israeli bombardment in response to the horrific attacks in Israel by Hamas and other armed groups that resulted in 1,400 people killed and the abduction of civilians. More than 25,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in Gaza. More than a third of casualties in Gaza are children and countless bodies are still trapped beneath the rubble. Millions more face further displacement, dispossession and suffering. 

A ceasefire would put a stop to attacks by all parties, halt the mounting death toll in Gaza and enable aid agencies to get life-saving aid, water and medial supplies into the strip to address the staggering levels of human suffering. 

A ceasefire would also provide opportunities to negotiate the release of hostages detained in Gaza and for independent international investigations to take place into alleged war crimes committed by all parties to end long-standing impunity, which will continue to breed further atrocities. 

All like-minded residents and friends are invited to join the Seniors for Peace Club. Ceasefire signs will be available. Call or text 562-896-4453 for more information. 

—Jacquie Clarke


January Security Incident Report

The following is the security report for January. It has been edited for brevity and clarity. 


Jan. 4, 12:14 p.m., Mutual 11

Eggs were left boiling on a stove while no one was home; only smoke occurred.

Jan. 6, 10:30 p.m., Health Care Center

A fire alarm was activated; false alarm.


Jan. 9, 5 a.m., Mutual 6

A resident stated a coyote carried her small dog away.

 27 sightings reported.


Jan. 2, 12:40 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident stated someone came through her attic and removed cash from her purse.

Jan. 10, 4:11 p.m., RV Lot

An unknown person removed a resident’s RV and fled.

Jan. 11, 4:30 p.m., Mutual 14

An unknown person removed a delivery box from a resident’s front porch.

Jan. 12, 10:18 a.m., Mutual 15

A resident reported her checks issued to a cleaning service were altered.

Jan. 15, 10:45 a.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person removed “For Sale” signs placed throughout the Mutual.

Jan. 16, 3:15 p.m., Mutual 17

An unknown person removed a resident’s box while she was unloading her vehicle.

Jan. 17, 11:20 a.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed a 2024 license plate sticker from a resident’s vehicle.

Jan. 19, 11:45 a.m., Mutual 9

An unknown person removed the windshield wipers from a resident’s vehicle.

Jan. 26, 3:30 p.m., Mutual 4

An unknown person removed a bar stool from a resident’s porch.

Jan. 29, 11:45 a.m., Mutual 9

An unknown person removed tools from a vendor’s truck.

Jan. 30, 3:10 a.m., Mutual 7

A resident stated someone entered his unit and took $9 and a key in the middle of the night. Resident declined to contact the police.


Jan. 8, 10 a.m., RV Lot

An unknown person broke a latch and cut a hole in the chain link fence.

Jan. 10, 1:18 p.m., Clubhouse 2

An unknown person damaged the sound system.


Jan. 12, 8:50 a.m., Mutual 2

A dog was running loose in the neighborhood. Animal Control arrived at scene and Security issued a pet citation.


Jan. 1, 2:02 p.m., 1202 Golden Rain Road

A resident  ran over a sidewalk light while driving in reverse.

Jan. 5, 4:20 p.m., Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive

Vehicles collided in the intersection.

Jan. 5, 1:22 p.m., Frontier Company

 Vehicle in reverse  struck a wall.

Jan. 6, 4:49 p.m., 13700 El Dorado Drive

An unknown person driving a vehicle struck a parked car and fled the scene.

Jan. 18,12:10 p.m., Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive

A vehicle struck survey equipment in the roadway and fled the scene.

Jan. 20, 4:50 p.m., Main Gate

Two non-residents were involved in a collision.

Jan. 26, 1:17 p.m., Mutual 6

A vehicle in reverse struck a parked car.


Jan. 4,  2:15 p.m., Mutual 1 

A resident complained about a loud TV, volume was turned down. 

Jan. 8, 7:11 p.m., Mutual 1 

A neighboring resident complained of loud voices and a loud TV.

Jan. 27, 7:52 p.m., Mutual 15 

A neighbor aggravated a dog, which began to bark for a long period of time.


Jan. 2, 1:40 p.m., Mutual 1

Residents were involved in a verbal altercation regarding their vehicles.

Jan. 6, 2:20 p.m., Mutual 12

Ongoing verbal altercation between residents.

Jan. 10, 12:13 a.m., Mutual 15

Residents in unit were involved in a verbal altercation. Police were called to the scene to keep the peace.

Jan. 11, 12:35 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident contacted Security regarding possible occupancy agreement violations by neighbor.

Jan. 15, 9:55 p.m., Clubhouse 2 Pool Room

Resident/vendor dispute regarding use of the room.

Jan. 15, 12:49 a.m., Mutual 3

A resident reported hearing people on the roof, no one was found at the scene.

Jan. 17, 11:20 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident was involved in a dispute with a neighbor over alleged odors coming from the unit.

Jan. 18, 2:51 p.m., HCC

A resident was causing disturbance in health center. Security kept the peace.

Jan. 21, 7:28 p.m., Mutual 3

A person was found intoxicated. Police took the person into custody.

Jan. 24, 2:55 p.m.,  Superwire Office

A resident was causing a disturbance. Security kept the peace.

Jan. 28, 1:08 p.m., Mutual 17

Workers were conducting business during non-working hours . They stopped operations when advised.

Jan. 29, 12:10 p.m., Mutual 14 

Broken glass was found in resident’s carport area.


Paramedic calls: 153

Theft: 11

Vandalism: 2

Traffic Incidents: 7

Death Investigations: 11

Lost Residents: 7

Injury: 11

Noise Complaints: 3

Fire Reports: 2

Pet Complaints: 1

Coyote Incidents: 28

Grand Total: 236


GAF Centenarians

Lynn celebrates 102 years this year

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will honor LW centenarians on April 23. Shareholders who will be 99-1/2 years old in 2024 are welcome to sign up. For more information, call GAF volunteers Carl Kennedy at 661 810-9410; Beth Greeley, 714-329-3621; Cheryl Falconer, 714-904-1984;  Fara McCartney, 714-625-5141 or Anna Derby, 562-301-5339. The LW Weekly will feature stories about LW’s longest lived residents intermittently in the weeks leading up to the celebration.

Lyndell “Lynn” Elva Bohannon was born on Aug. 20, 1922, in Clarksville, Arkansas. The daughter of a coal miner, she grew up in Russellville and Lake Dardanelle area.

She graduated from Russellville High School and landed her first job working the night shift as a telephone operator.  This is when she met her future husband, Clifford Phillips.

In 1942, she traveled to California on the train to join Clifford and marry him.  Both settled in San Pedro where Lyndell worked as a long-distance operator. During World War II, she worked at Fort MacArthur and handled all military calls. 

Five years after their daughter Phyllis was born, Lynn decided to stay home because Clifford had an excellent job with Western Electric. They moved to Long Beach in 1949 and went on to have two sons, Ronald and Roland.

In 1970, she went back to work as the head switchboard operator at Walkers Department store in downtown Long Beach. When Walkers went out of business, she was recruited by Buffum’s on Broadway downtown. She continued to work for Buffum’s when it moved into the then new Long Beach Mall until it closed.

After Clifford’s passing, Lynn moved into LW in March 1988. They were married 46 years.

Since Lynn could not stay away from a telephone switchboard, she became LW Health Care Center’s switchboard operator. She worked there for 20 years. During those two decades, she made numerous lifetime friends and had received several employee awards. In 2009, at the age of 87, she handed over her headset and retired for real. But she kept volunteering at the LW Library and HCC until 2013, at age 91.

Lyndell loved square dancing and was on the LW Women’s Bowling League.  Nowadays, she keeps her mind sharp by solving cross puzzles and Sudoku at home. Being an avid sports spectator, Lynn enjoys watching golf and baseball, especially the Dodgers, on TV. She always roots for her home state team—University of Arkansas Razorbacks—whenever there is a chance.


LW Bingo Club

The Leisure World Bingo Club meets every Sunday in Clubhouse 2. The door opens at 12:30 p.m. and games start at 1. Residents and guests are welcome to join and spend a couple of hours of fun with friends. 


Gaf and ralphs community rewards

Beverly Llody received help from Beth Greely in signing  up for the GAF Ralphs Community Rewards program. The next opportunity to sign up for the program in person will be on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 9-11 a.m., in Clubhouse 6 Hospitality Center.


Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

By now registered voters in the LW community will have received their Primary Election ballot. All Democrats and No Preferred Party voters will have also received a letter from the LW Democratic Club stressing the importance of voting.  In addition, all voters who have subscribed to the club’s newsletter will have received information via email about the candidates.

Because the club believes that facts and truth-telling matters, everything appearing in the weekly articles and newsletters has been fact checked for accuracy before publication. Believing strongly in transparency, all articles and newsletters are also published on the website at www.sblwdems.wordpress.com.

The Resources section of the website contains information about some of the candidates listed on the Democratic Primary ballot who are running for election to the governing body of the Orange County Democratic Party. They are listed on the ballot as “Member, County Central Committee, 72nd Assembly District.”  

The club board is supporting the following six 72nd Assembly District candidates for election to this important Democratic Central Committee: Faye Hezar, Jonathan Adler, Gina Clayton Tarvin, Anita Narayana, Bethany Webb,  and Parshan Khosrav.

 The election to replace termed-out Andrew Do as LW’s District 1 representative on the Orange County Board of Supervisors is receiving a great deal of attention throughout the county.  If any one of the candidates seeking this powerful position receives over 50% of the vote in the Primary, the election for the seat will be over.  There would be no runoff in the November General Election.  

Due to an editing error made by the newspaper in  last week’s article, the possibility of the winner of an election being finalized in the Primary was attached to the Assembly race rather than to the Board of Supervisors.  

The LW Democratic Club is supporting Frances Marquez for the District 1 seat on the OC Board of Supervisors, as is the Democratic Party of Orange County.

Thanks to faithful volunteers and weather permitting, the club’s new red, white and blue hospitality and information tent outside Clubhouse 6 is open every Tuesday and Thursday. Democrats and supporters who want to learn more about the election or the club are invited to stop by at any time between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Democrats and supporters are also invited to subscribe to the club’s newsletter by emailing mlarson.telfords@gmail.com. If the request has not been answered, email again or call editor Mary Larson at 562-296-8521.


French Club

The French Club is an opportunity for residents to listen to fluent French speakers and to join in the conversation when they feel ready. It is not a French class. There are no lessons involved. 

This club is perfect for people who used to speak French well, but have forgotten a lot of the grammar over the years through lack of practice. Those who are currently fluent French speakers and not out of practice are also encouraged to join the group. It is an opportunity for people to regularly converse in French right here in Leisure World. There are interesting people from all over the world who are members of the club. 

The club  meets in Clubhouse 3 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of every month. Come and join the French conversation.

—Lena Gibson


Sunshine Club

GRF  Service Maintenance Director Ruben Gonzalez will speak at the Sunshine Club on Friday, Feb. 9,  at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, 

Gonzalez has been an employee of Golden Rain Foundation since 1973. The information that he can provide has been accumulating for over 50 years. Gonzalez will discuss how the Service Maintenance Department can be of assistance to shareholders.

Gonzalez understands that there are a lot of aspects to living in Leisure World that may create questions and with over 50 years of experience here, he hopes to be able to answer those questions.

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

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



Chin Hsin Tsai


Chin Tsai, a devoted Christian, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully at 76. Guided by unwavering faith, he drew strength from his father’s lessons, a beacon in times of life’s challenges. In his formative years, his teacher, who became a lifelong friend, instilled the importance of education—a legacy passed down to the success of his children.

Leaving Taiwan for the U.S. at 32, he navigated a 36-year business journey managing resorts and motels in Texas and Louisiana. Despite challenges, his unwavering devotion provided for his family even in difficult times. In Louisiana, a fire devastating more than half his business led to an unexpected turning point, and he found solace in breeding exotic birds, a venture facilitated by a retiring friend from the bird business.

Retiring to Leisure World seven years ago, Chin continued to share his love for family, contribute to church, tend to his garden and play Mahjong.

He is survived by his supportive wife, Christy, and children Karen Jenny, David and Derek; two grandsons Conner and Rhys; and his four sisters Sophia, Shelia, Christin and Margaret. Chin’s strength, generosity, and family focus defined him. A lifelong gardener, he shared the fruits of his labor for anyone to enjoy.

Chin’s enduring commitment and unwavering generosity leaves a lasting legacy. Whether tending his garden, playing Mahjong, or offering a smile and advice, he found fulfillment in spreading happiness. A Good Samaritan, Chin’s compassion and wisdom benefited many. As we bid farewell, may he rest in peace, leaving behind a legacy of love, joy, and strong family values.

More memories, photos, and tributes are available at  https://www.patreon.com/posts/96244575.


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Assembly of God

Missionary Rev. Dr. Marla Campbell will speak at LW Assembly of God on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m.  She has been an educator her entire adult life, most recently at Biola University, where she worked before becoming a full-time missionary in Europe.  Among her many assignments, Campbell leads the Prayer Initiative, develops curriculum and trains new missionaries stateside, and ministers to missionaries on the field experiencing fatigue and burnout as they labor to bring light to the darkness.  

The Wednesday Bible study group will watch session three of “The Book of Mark” series, a study by Francis Chan, covering chapters 2:1-3:6. When Jesus arrives in Capernaum, so many people crowd around to hear him teach that a group of men heads to the roof, breaks a hole through it and lowers their friend down so Jesus can heal him.  As Jesus’ reputation expands, the hyper-religious pharisees begin to confront and defame him, seeking to get rid of him, and Jesus calls Matthew, the tax collector, to be a disciple. Chan is a compelling pastor, author and teacher. The video is followed by interactive discussion, led by Pastor Chuck Franco. 

Leisure World Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  The Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The  Hymn Sing is held on the fourth Sunday night of each month at 6  p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com, and on Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page, where people can catch up on past sermons. People can contact the church office at 562-357-4360, or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.


LW Baptist

Worship requires a grateful heart. Ungratefulness and unbelief feed each other. LW Baptist’s Sunday service on Feb. 11 in Clubhouse 4  at 10 a.m.  will remind believers to give God thanks, for he is good; his love endures forever.

The book of Numbers tells the story of two generations. The first generation was fickle; its faith vacillated. The second generation was faithful, steadfast, in trusting God. Both generations experienced God’s daily care and provision, along with trials and troubles. Yet the first did not benefit from God’s gifts, because people were ungrateful, resentful in hardships, felt entitled to every blessing  and did not place total dependence on God.

The second generation confessed God’s holiness and all mankind’s need of this holy God in all things. When God preserved their lives, they thanked him publicly for his mercy. Their faith to look to God and follow him received his reward, his blessing. 

For more information, call 562-889-8888.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m., followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, and Relief Society and Elders Quorum on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641.  

The reading source for this year is The Book of Mormon, personal reading should be those chapters in 2 Nephi not covered in this study. The reading assignment for the week of Feb. 12-18 covers 2 Nephi 3-5.

The “Come Follow Me” lesson manual says “Reading 1 Nephi, you might get the impression that Nephi was somehow larger than life…both physically and spiritually he seemed unshaken by the trials he faced. While Nephi’s faith was remarkable, his words in 2 Nephi 4 reveal that even faithful people sometimes feel ‘wretched’ and ‘easily beset’ by temptations.  Here we see someone who is trying, who wants to be joyful, but whose “heart groaneth because of [his] sins.”


Community Church

On Sunday, Feb. 11, Community Church’s missions team will host the annual “Souper Bowl Sunday” event.  This year, instead of collecting cans of soup, bring  new men’s or women’s athletic socks or donate cash/checks toward the purchase of new socks. Drop donations in the bins in the narthex marked with a favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs, or the San Francisco 49ers.  Donations may also be delivered to the church office during the week. Socks will be delivered to a VA hospital.

 Community Church will look at the Gospel of Mark where Jesus is transfigured before his closest disciples—his clothes become dazzling white, the disciples see it and immediately miss the point of it.  

Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday, Feb. 14, and begins the season of Lent which provides an opportunity to spend 40 days listening for the leading of the Holy Spirit.  

COVID-19 is again impacting the community, and Community Church encourages those who want to join but are not feeling well to stay home and join on Facebook or Zoom. Services are available on Zoom throughout the week.

Community Church meets for worship every Sunday at 9:50 a.m. followed by a time fellowship and light refreshment. People are welcome to arrive early for a cup of coffee in the narthex.  The church is located inside Leisure World at 14000 Church Place.  

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


Faith Christian Assembly

After a short break for the holidays, Faith Christian Assembly’s men’s and women’s ministries will begin meeting gain Thursday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m.   Having a ministry devoted to addressing the strengths and unique issues of each group  provides an excellent opportunity to give and receive support, share experiences and help each other along during life’s ups and downs. 

The women’s ministry, Touch of Love, under the direction of Linda Hernandez meets in the Garden Room. The men’s ministry, under the direction of Ruben de la Rosa and Gary Leming, is held in the main sanctuary.  

Faith Christian Assembly is located on the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive, just outside Leisure World. The Sunday service is held at 10:30 a.m., and midweek Bible study is every Wednesday at 11 a.m. GriefShare is scheduled to resume March 14.

To receive a free copy of the church’s newsletter or more information, visit www.fcachurch.net or call 562-598-9010.


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 to join in worship and explore God’s word together, “That we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine,” Romans 1:1.

Pastor’s Message

This week’s reading from Pastor Gary Whitlatch will be from 1 Timothy 2 where the Apostle Paul describes himself as an appointed preacher and teacher of the Gentiles, in faith and truth. He urges “that prayers and thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men, including all who are in authority and in doing so a tranquil and quiet life will be obtained.”  Jesus prayed persistently while he walked the earth and taught his disciples to do the same. His last prayer on the cross was to ask forgiveness for his persecutors. Paul puts this instruction as a priority in the life of the Christian believer.   

Weekend Services

Sunday services, held from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Pat Kogak at the piano. The choir will sing the “Jesus Cares Medley.”

Saturday services are held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and feature contemporary songs of worship led by Gregory Black with guitar and vocal accompaniment.                                                                                           

Midweek Studies

Mellie Herrera leads the women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pastor Whitlach leads the Tuesday Bible study from 9:30-10:30 a.m.                        

 Pastor Bruce Humes leads the Thursday morning Bible study from  10:30-11:30.                                                

Pastor Humes also leads prayer and Bible study every Friday  from 4-5  p.m.

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend any of the services and Bible studies.  

Scripture of the Week

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand,” Psalm 139:17.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125.  

For more information, call 562-431-8810 and leave a message.


Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev’s community prays for Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, the safe return of all hostages and a swift end to the Israel-Hamas War.

“Mishpatim” (Rules) is the Torah portion for this week.  The second Triennial Cycle reading is from Exodus 22:4-23:19.  This Shabbat is also Rosh Chodesh, the beginning of the Hebrew month of Adar I; the Maftir (the final reading) is from Numbers 28:9-15, which is a listing of the sacrifices to be offered for the new moon. The Israelites are given the first collection of commandments, beginning with rules concerning slavery. 

To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue on Fridays at 5 p.m.,  go to https://shorturl.at/rIQZ0 or join on Facebook: www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams.

All Beit HaLev services share the brand new special prayer books onscreen, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue mailing list, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com. Beit HaLev does not require a fee for membership, however contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, PO Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services on Friday, Feb. 9, with Rabbi Eric Dangott in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. An Oneg will follow services. Hybrid services continue with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Saturday, Feb. 10, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Mishpatim from the book of Exodus. Mishpatim (Laws) recounts a series of God’s laws that Moses gives to the Israelites. These include laws about treatment of slaves, damages, loans, returning lost property, the Sabbath, the sabbatical year, holidays and destroying idolatry. The portion ends as Moses ascends Mount Sinai for 40 days. 

Congregation Sholom  has been serving Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service in person and online. Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet.  


Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore

On Sunday, Feb. 11, the congregations of Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church will celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord.  Bishop Murray Finck will celebrat the liturgy focused on the theme “They Saw No One But Jesus.” The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. at 13564 St. Andrews Drive. All are welcome.  Kay Pushman will be this week’s reader and prayer leader.  As always, the congregations will continue to collect food donations of canned and boxed foods for the hungry.

Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal Churches will hold an Ash Wednesday Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes service at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.  All are invited to begin this new Lenten journey. 

Weekly Wednesday Lenten reflections and soup suppers will be held at 4 p.m. beginning Feb. 21 through March 20.




Starting a UCHRE Club and looking for Uchre-Players. Please contact Dorthea (562)-896-6500.


Cemetery Plots for 2-people located in Forest Lawn, Cypress, CA in the Companion Lawn, Garden of Protection, 4A-and-B, block-929. These plots are UPPER-and-LOWER and ready for immediate sale. Valued 2024 $16,950. Email contact  rkstilley@sbcglobal.net  Pictures-and-additional-information-available-upon-request. Exp 2/14


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

Serving LW since 1999.  SB Business License 699080. Exp 3/27



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 2/14


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/24/2024


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 4/24


CORY GEE PAINTING. State Contractor License 1049257 (Bonded and Insured). Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. (714)-308-9931.  Exp 4/03


Call/562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 4/03


Bel-Rich PAINTING.  Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Accent-Walls & MORE! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. Exp 4/17



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior Paint, Speciality-Finishes, Cabinets, Murals and MORE! State Contractor License 1033927.  Exp 4/24


SKYLIGHTS CLEAN AND REPAIR  Licensed and insured  Dan (562) 841-3787 SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 3/20


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B. Exp 8/14/2024

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


Help the Emergency Information Council bring disaster preparedness information to Leisure World by donating your unwanted vehicle. Call (855) 500-7433 or visit www.careasy.org/nonprofit/emergency-information-council.


EXPERIENCED Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006. Exp 3/13



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  SB Business License BCS0002. Exp 8/07/2024


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years+ Leisure-World Experience. Licensed/Reliable/Honest-Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References-available/Fluent-English. Ann/714-624-1911 and Heide/562-277-3650.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 11/06/24



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please-Call/Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 3/27


Elderly care. Live-In/Live-Out. 30+/years experience. Cooking/Cleaning/Medications/Doctors/Companions. Experience with Dementia. Gloria/949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 4/17


MARIA’S Experienced Caregivers. Run Errands/Doctor-Appointments/Cleaning/Part-Time/Full-Time/Live-In. 9xShifts. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 4/17


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 3/13


Yvonne-Is-Back! Doing Haircuts ONLY in your home. Call 714-855-8465 for appointment. License KK336138. Exp 2/14


EXPERIENCED Housekeeper providing Weekly-and-Monthly/cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. SB Business License HEL0006 

Exp 3/13


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 3/06


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING, 30+/years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria/949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 4/17


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years-experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 4/17


MAGALY’S CLEANING  SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/call anytime! Complete-cleaning. 562-505-1613

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 3/06


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 3/06


MM House Cleaning. Your “Happy” House Cleaning Service! Call Michelle (949)-524-5524. Business License 20236653896 Exp 2/28


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. SB Business License CIP0001   Exp 1/22/2025



All things computer related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 4/17/2024



All things TV related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 4/17/2024



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 3/13


GOLF CARTS for Sale & Repairs.  Call 714-292-9124. SB Business License 14206207.  Exp 1/29/2025


1976/PUCH-Moped, Original-Condition, 400-Original-Miles, 2nd-Owner $1,500. Runs-Excellent! (310)-415-3715. 


INEXPENSIVE SHUTTLE. AIRPORTS/SHOPPING/DOCTORS, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License  ABL0001. Exp 3/06

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank/562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 2/14



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787 Dan.  Exp 3/20



Your-Friendly-MOVERS. We-offer-Hauling-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 3/27


Buying Antique and Vintage Furniture/MCM-Retro-Furnishings/Dressers/Desk/Antique-Jewelry/Navajo-Zuni-Jewelry/Vintage-Clothing/Men’s-Watches-and-Lighters/Toys/Novelities/Whimsical-Figures/Miscellaneous-Collectibles, ETC. 562-243-7229. Exp 4/17


Scarce-Comics/Books. Coins/Miscellaneous-Items. By-Appointment-ONLY/9:00-2:30. Free-antique-coin-with-purchase. 562-594-3975. Exp 2/21


2-Barstools, Pier-One-Imports, Good-Condition $120 (310)-415-3715

leisure world carport WANT TO rent

Would like to rent a Carport-Space in Mutual-15 (OR around). Please call me at 425-466-2520.

leisure world carport LOCKER WANT TO rent

Would like to rent Carport-LOCKER in Mutual-15. Call 714-396-7377.

leisure world carport and locker wanted

Would like to rent carport-and-locker space near Mutual-5 OR Mutual-6. Call/310-413-9208. Exp 2/14

Free item

Oak-Fireplace with red/brick-trim, 4-1/2 feet long. Excellent condition. Dorthea/562-896-6500.