LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 02-16-23

Feb 16, 2023

Nathan Steele is new Seal Beach City Council member

Unofficial election results from the Orange County Registrar of Voters Feb. 8 show Seal Beach City Council candidate Nathan Steele, with 1,355 votes or 54%, has won the District 5 seat on the Seal Beach City Council. He beat Seal Beach Planning Commission Mariann Klinger, who had 1,163 votes, in a run-off election. 

District 5 encompasses Mutuals 2-9 and half of Mutual 1.

Sandra Massa-Lavitt has represented District 5 for the past eight years and was termed out. 

She will be honored at the Feb.  27 Seal Beach City Council meeting at City Hall, 211 Eighth St. It starts at 7 p.m.

LW hit-and-run is under investigation

Seal Beach police are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a LW resident on Jan. 17 at 6:54 p.m. 

The pedestrian was standing next to her parked vehicle on Del Monte Drive at McKinney Way when she was struck, according to a Seal Beach police report. 

The victim, later identified as Beverly Williford of Mutual 14, sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. 

She succumbed to those injuries on Jan. 31. 

The SBPD Traffic Bureau is investigating the collision. 

No further information can be currently provided as this is an ongoing investigation, according to SBPD Lt. Julia Clasby.

GRF offices to close Feb. 20 for holiday

In observance of Presidents’ Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Monday, Feb. 20.

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies only and may be reached by calling 562-594-4754.

The Minibus will operate on the holiday D schedule, on-call, from 8 a.m.-6:15 p.m. The Access bus will run from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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

Rossmoor cupids send 1,200 handmade Valentines

by Ruth Osborn


Last week, LW residents started receiving special Valentine’s messages handcrafted with love from students of Rossmoor Elementary. It touched them to their toes, this flood of love and affection from pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade students.

Over 600 pupils took precious time out of their day to handprint over 1,200 special messages and carefully color the Valentines, which are still rippling throughout the community. 

“I feel the love and affection,” said Vera Glass of Mutual 8. “And I’m sending it back to each one of those kids. What a sweet thing to do for us.”

“Thank you for your thoughtful card. It put a smile on my face,” said Gayle Ehrenberg of Mutual 5, who received her Valentine at the LW Library, where hundreds of cards were handed out as people checked out books.

The school-wide project was part of a community service initiative to mark the Great Kindness Challenge Week Jan. 23–27. The challenge is part of a  global campaign to promote kindness and prevent bullying in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. 

Rossmoor Elementary student leaders came up with the idea to send Valentine’s love into the senior community, said Megan Avalos, a fifth-grade teacher whose students participated in the project. Younger and older kids partnered to color cards and compose messages like: “You are so sweet; just a reminder that you are loved”; “Happy Valentine’s Day, you are some bunny special”; and You are the sweetest cupcake on the tray.” The project hit close to home since some of the pupils have grandparents and other relatives who live in Leisure World.  

Avalos parents, Mike and Rose Banfield of Mutual 8, happen to live here as well. They were happy to act as a channel for the Valentine’s project, sorting cards and arranging to have them distributed throughout LW.

“I’m gratified to see children learning about kindness and care,” said Mutual 8 President Jeri Dolch, who walked around with Banfield to hand out the cards to residents Feb. 9. “I think it’s a great project, and everyone appreciated them.”

The Valentine project is just one of the community service efforts undertaken by Rossmoor students, according to Avalos. Students also organized a clothing and toiletries drive for Casa Youth Shelter, a Los Alamitos nonprofit that supports kids in crisis.

The Pennies for Puppies campaign raised money for Guide Dogs of America, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that breeds, raises and trains guide dogs for people who are blind/visually impaired, and service dogs for veterans and children with autism.

As for LW’s campaign, “the kids should know that the Valentine kindness sent to LW is a priceless gift,” said Banfield. He knows because he saw first hand residents’ smiles and delight as they were handed the festive little reminders that kids really care about the elders in their community.

Residents to vote on bylaws change 

Want to make sure only residents in your Mutual elect your Mutual’s GRF Representative?

Every Leisure World residence will receive a ballot this election cycle asking for a vote on a GRF bylaw amendment that preserves the community’s traditional custom that only members of a Mutual can vote on their Mutual’s GRF representative. Other proposed changes would amend 1960s language implying that only men could be GRF directors and officers. 

The central bylaw change is designed to align the bylaw through which the GRF representative elections have been conducted with a potentially contradictory bylaw provision concerning the quorum needed to conduct GRF annual meetings. 

Throughout Leisure World’s history, GRF representative elections have been conducted under the provisions of Article IV (3). That section specifies that each Mutual’s GRF representative is elected by only that Mutual’s residents.

The complication? Article III (9)(a) implies that an annual GRF meeting must include a quorum of all GRF residents, not merely a quorum of those residents who in a particular year are electing a specific mutual’s GRF representative. Interpreted literally, this article requires a quorum of votes from all Leisure World residents to elect any Mutual’s GRF representative. 

If not amended, the Article III wording could be interpreted as allowing all Leisure World members to vote on the GRF representative representing a completely different Mutual.  For instance, it’s possible that 6,548 members from other mutuals could overwhelm the choice of the 60 Mutual 16 voters’ choice for their Mutual’s GRF representative. 

A vote ratifying the bylaw change would assure that each Mutual’s GRF representative is selected only by that Mutual’s members.

The bylaws proposal also asks GRF members to amend nine instances of 1962 thinking suggesting that only men can be GRF directors or serve as a GRF board director.

Member participation is particularly important, because 2,203 members must return ballots for the bylaw measures to be passed. 

The bylaw amendment ballot will be mailed to all GRF members during the election cycle.  Ballots for residences in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 17, who are selecting GRF representatives this election cycle, will also be asked to select their Mutual’s GRF director. 

Seniors get free admission to San Diego Zoo Safari Park in February

by Donna Gambol

LW contributor

Seniors age 65 and older get free admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park—including the Africa Tram-—for the entire month of February. The $69 admission fee is waived for seniors, who just need to show a valid photo ID at the turnstile and walk right in to the Safari Park.

Parking fee is $15 per vehicle; $20 for RVs. The park is located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road in  Escondido. People who plan on going to take advantage of this offer should go soon. Later in the month the traffic backs up, particularly on the weekend.

The Africa Tram is a guided adventure 2.5 miles around one of the Safari Park’s expansive savanna habitats. This tour provides guests the opportunity to see towers of giraffes, crashes of rhinos and flocks of exotic birds on a closer level. The tram is an open-air, soft-wheeled vehicle and is included in Safari Park admission. 

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, an 1,800-acre wildlife park, is home to more than 3,600 animals representing over 300 species. 

The park welcomes more than 1.5 million guests each year to see animals in herds of mixed species, in expansive savanna habitats. The park’s vast accredited botanical garden features more than 1.3 million plants, representing over 3,700 species. 

Pathways in the park are paved and elevations change, so those with ambulatory issues might want to bring along a walking stick. The park is handicapped accessible. There plenty of places to take a break, secure refreshments and make a day of it. Restrooms, though, are spaced significantly apart.

Additional Safari experiences are available at varying costs ranging from $50 to more than $1,000; see the San Diego Zoo Safari Park website for details. Safari experiences that are available for a charge include the Behind-the-Scenes Safari and  Flightline Safari, a zip line experience, and Roar & Snore Safari, an overnight tent-camping experience. 

Adults Only (for ages 21+) Roar & Snore Safaris are available from February through December, and All Ages Roar & Snore Safaris are available February through November.

There’s also the remarkable Sun Up Cheetah Safari that gives visitors a chance to witness the fastest animals on land and in air doing what they do best, all before the Safari Park opens. Safari guests take an early morning stroll with an experienced guide and enjoy the remarkable sights and sounds as a new day begins. 

Sun Up Cheetah Safaris are subject to availability and participants must purchase their admission before arriving at the Safari Park. 

The Ultimate Safari is the key to off-view areas, wildlife interaction and the very best in personalized service. As a VIP, guests will receive a customized tour curated by the Safari Park’s team of professionals and spend up to seven hours exploring with a private tour guide. 

Each Ultimate Safari is tailored to individual interests and includes a meal. 

Ultimate Safaris require advance reservations (minimum 72 hours) and are subject to availability. 

Enjoy unbelievable views shared only by the birds that soar over the Safari Park grounds.

Modeled after the hot air balloon tours of the Serengeti, the Balloon Safari tethered helium balloon rises silently up to 400 feet.

CERT Training

Leisure World residents are invited to learn how to prepare for an earthquake at the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) monthly informational meeting on Friday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

This 45-minute meeting will discuss steps to take before, during and after an earthquake. This will be followed by further training for those who have taken the classes to become CERT members.

LWers eligible for bathroom renovations

As a part of the federal response to the pandemic, additional grant funds were made available to the City of Seal Beach for bathroom renovations in Leisure World. The funding is supplied through the Community Development Block Grant program. 

The city applied for these one-time funds to temporarily expand the existing bathroom renovation program it currently offers in Leisure World to facilitate aging in place. 

The program converts bathtubs to allow for walk-in access, adds grab bars, shower seating, and other similar improvements. Eligible applicants for this program must be Seal Beach residents aged 55 or over and be income-qualified. 

Income eligibility varies by the number of residents in the household. For more information, call (909) 364- 9000 or refer to the city’s website at www.sealbeachca.gov.

Security Report

On Feb. 9, a GRF Minibus collided with a parked car on Thunderbird Drive south of Merion Way. The bus was southbound at about 4:30 p.m. There were no injuries.  

Senior Resource-Food Programs

by Robann Arshat

Member Resources Liaison

There are many food resources in Orange County. For easy access information programs, resources, farmers markets, nutrition and free food map, visit www.ocfoodhelp.org.

Here is a sampling of regional food programs: 


CalFresh, also known as the food stamp program or federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides monthly food benefits to individuals with low incomes. It is the largest food program in California. This program issues monthly benefits on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards (i.e., debit card). Food may be purchased at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT card. The amount of benefits depends on household size and income. A one-person household can have a maximum gross monthly income of $2,266, and a two-person household can have a maximum gross monthly income of $3,052. Signing up for CalFresh is easy.  Visit www.getcalfresh.org and click on “Apply for California Food Stamps Online.” A pink screen will appear with a prominent green “Apply now” button.  People should click it and follow the simple directions to fill in requested information. People without a computer can call CalFresh’s LW representative at 714-733-8679 or 714-448-6226 or call the main toll-free number at 1-800-281-9799 

CalFresh also offers a Restaurant Meal Program that allows elderly, disabled and homeless CalFresh recipients to use CalFresh benefits to purchase prepared meals at participating restaurants by using their Golden State Advantage (EBT) card. To find participating restaurants, visit the website at ssa.ocgov.com/cash-calfresh/calfresh/rmp-locations.

CAP Food Distribution

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years and older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), the distribution site alongside Clubhouse 4 every third Thursday of every month from 9-11a.m.  Each eligible person receives a 32-pound box of food which includes cereal, peanut butter, juice, milk, cheese, canned vegetables, fruit and soup. The guidelines are: must be a resident age 60 or older, have an income level of $1,396 per month for a one-senior household; $1,888 per month for a two-senior household and $2,379 for a  three-senior household. To sign up, LWers should bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub) to the food delivery truck and the attendant will sign them up. Qualified seniors will receive food the same day. Seniors who are unable to drive to the pick-up site may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID.  To see if you qualify contact the Senior CSFP Manager at 714-667-0717, ext. 3610, or twilson@capoc.org.

Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels-Anaheim offers home-delivered meals.  There are two programs to choose from. 

The first offers five days of meal support, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, delivered to homebound adults 60 years and older who have difficulty shopping or preparing meals and who have no one to help with meal support.  Meals are nutritious, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and meet 100% of recommended dietary allowance. Participants are given the opportunity to provide a voluntary contribution for meals. However, there is financial assistance for those who qualify.

The second program is called Senior Cuisine Delivered. This program offers selections from favorite participating restaurants and caterers. People receive lunch and dinner for two, four or six days a week. Meals are affordably priced at $10.95 each with no additional delivery costs.  For more information call 714-220-0224 or visit www.MealsOnWheelsOC.org.

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach offers a service of home delivered nutritionally balanced and diabetic-friendly ready to eat meals for individuals who are unable to shop and cook for themselves and who live alone. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday except major holidays. Service can be long-term or a temporary basis if you are recovering from surgery or illness. The fee is $9.75 per day for a hot dinner, cold lunch, dessert and beverage.  There is financial assistance for people who qualify.  For more information call 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org. (The Golden Age Foundation subsidizes MOWLB to help more LWers qualify for the program.)

Seal Beach Lunch Program

The Seal Beach Lunch Program is provided by Meals on Wheels OC at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach. Meals on Wheels Orange County partnered with the City of Seal Beach to host a senior lunch program from 11 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.

The program is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $5.25, but everyone is welcome. 

Guests under 60 pay $5. 

Menus run in the Health and Fitness section every week. For more information, call 562-431-2527, ext. 1344, or visit www.sealbeachca.gov/city-services/senior-services.

Local Grocery Stores

Some local grocery stores offer delivery services, and they will take your EBT (CalFresh) debit card. People can order online and pay online. Some of these grocery stores also offer ready made meals that you can heat and eat or hot prepared meals. Place orders online and have them delivered to your door. 

Sprouts, Ralphs and Gelson’s use Instacart for their delivery service for a fee.

Pavilions has a concierge delivery free of charge.  

Target will deliver groceries for $9.99 per delivery.

Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline for immediate food assistance at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). Information is available in English and Spanish.

Visit the brochure display in downstairs in Building 5 for more information. To book an appointment to learn more about the information here, call 562-431-6586, ext. 317.

SB Police Report

Five people were injured and transported to a trauma center following a hit-and-run Feb. 11. A Mercedes reportedly ran a red light at Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street at just after 7 p.m., according to a Seal Beach police report. Two of the injured were released as of Feb. 12. 

The driver who caused the crash fled on foot into the Hill neighborhood. Police asked residents to stay inside their homes while they searched the area for several hours, to no avail. Nearby surveillance video released by police Sunday morning showed the suspect running the light and broadsiding the driver’s side of the victims’ car as it entered the intersection on a green light.  The suspect is male, between18 and 20 years old,  and was wearing a maroon shirt.  

Seal Beach police urge anyone with information regarding the crash or the suspect to contact them at 562-799-4100, ext. 1627.


Letters to the Editor


The campaign is over, and the counting is done. I am honored to be elected to the Seal Beach City Council District 5. Even though District 5 only covers Mutuals 2-9 and half of Mutual 1, I promise to serve all of Leisure World and all of Seal Beach to the best of my abilities.

I am looking for volunteers from District 5 to serve Seal Beach on various commissions in our government. If you are so inclined to bring your time and talents to serve your neighbors, the positions that need to be filled are: Archeological Advisory Committee, City Tree Advisory Board, Coyote Committee, Environmental Control Board, Historic Preservation, Planning Commission, Recreation and Parks Commission, Seal Beach Cable Communication Foundation and the Seal Beach Historic Resources Foundation.

As the city council member in District 5, I would appreciate as much capable help as possible for our neighborhood. 

If you are interested, please email me at Nathan@nathansteele.com or call me at 714-474-1272.

Nathan Steele

Councilman Elect, 

District 5

Mutual 7


I want to thank the friends and neighbors who supported me in my bid for a seat on the Seal Beach City Council. I heard from friends and neighbors throughout all of Leisure World. Some had my sign in their windows; others cheered me on, knocked on doors, sent letters and, of course, voted. I am truly gratified.

I would only ask that the slightly more than 1,800 registered voters in District 5 who threw away their ballots to reconsider their choice in the next election. In many countries throughout the world, citizens cannot vote or do not have a choice. It is our right to vote. How fortunate we are to enjoy that right and privilege.

Mariann Klinger

Mutual 9


Much has been said and written recently regarding the full revamp of the gate security system. During the GRF Board’s discussion regarding the project a concern was raised regarding traffic safety issues within our walls. 

LW Weekly reports the fender benders and cars veering into the drainage canal along Golden Rain Road. However, little is reported when pedestrians and scooters are struck by vehicles. I am concerned that GRF may be withholding such information to not alarm residents as to the dangers along our streets and in parking areas.

On Jan. 17, Beverly Williford of Mutual 14 was struck by a vehicle as she accessed her car parked at the curb along Del Monte Drive. The driver continued without stopping. Severely injured, the resident was taken to the hospital where she later died of her injuries.

Perhaps the LW Weekly can explain why such newsworthy information has not been made public within Leisure World? Our residents and their families should be made aware of any and all safety issues within the community and how GRF intends to address them. Withholding such information betrays the trust that residents and their families are placing on the GRF board and LW Weekly.

Jim Greer

Mutual 11

Editor’s Note: Security responded to a report of an accident Jan. 17 at 6:54 p.m. Less than two hours after the incident, a traffic report was completed and entered into the Security computer archives. Since this case was a hit-and-run involving an injury, the Seal Beach Police Department was immediately notified and began an investigation, as it does in every case of possible criminal conduct inside the community.The SBPD does not advise Security of case developments nor does it share information regarding progress with any case to protect the integrity and confidentiality of the investigation, according to Security Director Victor Rocha. The incident is included in the LW Weekly’s monthly Security Report and an investigation update is provided on Page 1. The paper does not withhold newsworthy information and routinely reports on major accidents and incidents such as fire and theft in the community. It also prioritizes coverage of safety issues. 


I am writing in memory of Beverly Williford of Mutual 14 whose life was cut short when she was hit by a car on Del Monte Drive on Jan. 17. Her injuries were extensive and insurmountable despite heroic efforts by her nine doctors and the beseeching prayers of her family.

Her four children and eight grandchildren have lost their mother and grandmother forever. She was a kind gentle woman with a beautiful smile.

We were dog walking friends, and I shall miss joining her on walks with her little dog, Mindy. 

This is a bitter tragedy, and I am angry that we were promised speed cushions for Del Monte Drive in this publication that have never materialized. They might have made a difference for Beverly. People who live, park and walk on Del Monte Drive want these speed cushions now, and we don’t want to hear anymore excuses. Please, in final respect to our friend and neighbor Beverly Williford, just do it.

Feliza Dixon

Mutual 15

Editor’s Note: Speed cushions are back-ordered for installation on Del Monte Drive as well as El Dorado Drive, Golden Rain Road, St. Andrews Drive and Thunderbird Drive. The Orange County Fire Authority has already permitted the project, so cushions will be immediately installed upon their arrival, according to GRF Facilities Manager Mark Weaver.


I want to point out that where the GRF is installing Level 2 electric vehicle chargers is a heavy traffic area with the gate and all.

I never saw EV chargers at a high traffic area. Who is going to be responsible for accidents and delays? 

Level 2 chargers can get around 32 miles per one hour of charging.

George Dorian

Mutual 2


As February is the love month, I want to thank all those who volunteer in so many capacities in Leisure World. They work and give their time and effort without expectation of monetary compensation.  

Thank you for all you do. It is appreciated. God bless you all.

 Glenna F. Hoff

Mutual 6


Everyone here knows how important our Security is at the Main Gate. And that’s who handles admitting guests who are expected, right? 

I had a guest coming in and called Security shortly before the expected arrival. I was asked the standard questions: unit number, mutual, my name and name of guest. I even spelled her name. 

My guest arrives, and there is nothing saying to let her in. She calls me, and I call Security back. After answering the initial questions at the initial call, the name appearing on the caller ID was the one that’s been referenced. What? 

I’m on my daughter’s cell phone plan so it’s her name that shows on caller ID. No way would anyone, myself included, know to ask for that name.  And nowhere would that name be anywhere on information Security would have regarding my unit.

Come on, what if I had been borrowing my uncle’s phone who was visiting from Boise, Idaho? 

Sunny Beech

Mutual 11

Government Pages 5-6

A Call for Candidates for the GRF Board

The election cycle for the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors representing Mutual 1 (two seats) and Mutuals 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 17 (one seat) shall begin in February.

1. A Mutual Board of Directors (BOD) may appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of recommending a candidate for election. Any candidates who are recommended by their Mutual BOD or nominating committee will be given candidate instructions by the Stock Transfer Office.

2. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by their Mutual GRF Board Nominating Committee or Mutual Board of Directors.

3. A candidate may be a member who is an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation; of any City Council; of the Orange County Board of Supervisors; of the City of Seal Beach or the County of Orange Planning Commission. However, a member of any entity or partnership or an officer or director of any corporation engaged in supplying material or labor to GRF is strongly discouraged from running for the Board. This may cause a potential conflict of interest, causing an unnecessary liability including, but not limited to, breaching fiduciary duties.

4. Candidates cannot be convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from securing fidelity bond coverage or terminate GRF’s existing coverage. The candidate must be current in the payment of carrying charges which does not include non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines, remove assessments, costs levied by a third party, or if the member has (1) paid regular or special assessments under protest per Civil Code Section 5658, (2) has entered into and is currently on a payment plan, or (3) if the member has not been provided with the opportunity to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR).

5. Candidates must be members of GRF for at least one year. Therefore, renters/lessees of a unit within a Mutual are not eligible to run for the GRF Board of Directors.

6. Each candidate is required to submit a statement of no more than 300 words, 12 pt font, single-sided, to the Stock Transfer Office. Statements shall be written in compliance with the election rules, e.g., contain the background, qualifications, and platform of the candidate, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content. The statement will be mailed out with ballots.

7. Refer to GRF By-laws, Article Six, Section 1. Candidate shall complete an Eligibility Disclaimer.

8. Application for Candidacy forms and GRF Directors Handbooks are available in the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15, and submitted by the deadline before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31. 

9. Candidates shall turn in the Application for Candidacy, Eligibility Disclaimer and Statement. Candidates must show their GRF ID. Candidates will receive a receipt when turning in their application materials.

10. Candidates who complete an Application for Candidacy (or are nominated by a Mutuals nominating committee or Board) will be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot. Three packets containing the Secret Mail-in Ballot, postage-paid envelopes, balloting instructions, and deadlines will be mailed to each household in the odd-numbered Mutuals on Friday, May 5, 2023. Nominations from the floor and write-ins are prohibited.

On behalf of the existing GRF Board, and your fellow members, we thank all candidates for your willingness to assist in the continued success of our community.

For further information on being a candidate for the GRF Board, call 562-431- 6586, ext. 346, for Stock Transfer, or ext. 303, for the Board of Directors Office.

GRF Board Candidate Requirements

The campaign cycle for the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors will begin soon. During 2023, an odd-numbered year, the GRF Board seats representing the odd-numbered Mutuals are up for election.

1. The candidate cannot be convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from purchasing fidelity bond coverage or terminate GRF’s existing coverage, be current in the payment of carrying charges which does not include non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines, fines rename assessments, costs levied by a third party, or if the member has (1) paid under protest per Civil Code Section 5658, (2) has entered into and is currently on a payment plan, or (3) if the member has not been provided the opportunity to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR). The candidate is a member of GRF for at least one year.

2. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by their GRF Nominating Committee or Board of Directors.

3. 50-1631-4 Application for Candidacy forms are available in the Stock Transfer Office on the bottom floor of the Administration Building beginning Wednesday, Feb. 15. Candidates who are self-nominated must complete a 50-1631-4 Application for Candidacy before 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31.

4. Candidates who are nominated by their GRF Nominating Committee or Board of Directors will have their names submitted to Stock Transfer by the GRF Secretary. Upon receipt of any submitted names, the GRF Board Office will contact each candidate and arrange for them to confirm their candidacy by receiving and completing an “Application for Candidacy” and candidate instructions.

5. In accordance with 30-5025-3 GRF Election Procedures, each candidate shall submit a statement, or resume, of no more than 300 words, single sided, to the Stock Transfer Office. Statements shall be written in compliance with the election rules, e.g., contain the background, qualifications, and platform of the candidate, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content. All Statements are due before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 31.

6. Per Foundation by-laws, 30-5025-3 GRF Election Procedures, section 3.1.2. Candidates shall complete a 50.1632-4 Candidate Eligibility Disclaimer to set forth that they are qualified to serve on the GRF Board of Directors.

7. When turning in the 50-1631-4 Application for Candidacy, 50-1632-4 Candidate Eligibility Disclaimer, and Statement, members must show GRF ID. Candidates will receive a receipt when turning in their application materials.

8. To avoid any potential conflict of interest, no member of the GRF Board of Directors or their spouse may be employed by the Foundation. GRF Board Candidates must sign a 50-1632- 4 Candidate Eligibility Disclaimer stating that they are eligible to serve as a Director and a member for one year.

9. Candidates who complete a timely 50-1631-4 Application for Candidacy (or are nominated by a GRF nominating committee or Board) will be listed on the Secret Mail-in Ballot. Ballot packets containing the Secret Mail-in Ballot, postage-paid envelopes, balloting instructions, and deadlines will be mailed to each household in odd-numbered Mutuals on Friday, May 5. The GRF By-Laws have no provisions for write-in candidates on the ballots or for nominations from the floor.

For further information on being a candidate for the GRF Board, call 562-431-6586, ext. 346 for Stock Transfer, or ext. 303, for the Board of Directors Office.

Proposed changes to Golden Rain Foundation bylaws up for vote

Editor’s Note:

Every Leisure World residence will receive a ballot this election cycle asking for a vote on a GRF bylaw amendment that preserves the community’s traditional custom that only members of a Mutual can vote on their Mutual’s GRF representative. The proposed revision is below. See page 1 for more information. ARTICLE I.

General Purpose and Offices

No Changes



No Changes


Meetings of Members

Section 3. Notice of Meetings. Notice of meetings, annual or special, shall be given in writing not less than ten nor more than sixty days before the date of the meeting, to members entitled to vote thereat by the Secretary or the Assistant Secretary, or if there is no such officer, or in the case of his that person’s neglect or refusal, by any Director or Member. 

Such notices or any reports shall be given personally or by mail or other means of written communication and shall be sent to the member’s address appearing on the books of the corporation or supplied by him the Member to the corporation for the purpose of notice, and in the absence of said address as herein provided, such notice shall be given as provided in Section 601 of the California Corporations Code. 

If a member supplies no address, notice shall be deemed to have been given to him the member if mailed to the place where the principal executive Office of the corporation, in California, is situated, or published at least once in some newspaper of general circulation in the County of said principal office.

Section 9. Quorum 

a. The presence in person or by proxy or ballot of 33 1/3% (33.33%) of the members of record in good standing at any meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at said meeting except for the election of directors whereby quorum is based on 33 1/3% (33.33%) of the members of record in good standing of the Mutual that is voting for their respective GRF director representative, not all GRF members. 

Section 13. Inspectors of Election 

In advance of any meeting of Members the Board of Directors may, if they so elect, appoint inspectors of election to act at such meeting or any adjournments thereof. If inspectors of election be not so appointed, the chair chairman of any such meeting may, and on the request of any Member or his proxy shall, make such appointment at the meeting in which case the number of inspectors shall be either one or three as determined by a majority of the members represented at the meeting,



No Changes 


Board of Directors

No Changes


Election of Directors

No Changes


Duties of Officers

Section 2. Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to preside at meetings of the Corporation and Board of Directors in the absence of the President and to perform such other duties as ordinarily pertain to this his office. 

 Section 4. Treasurer

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to account for all funds to the corporation at its annual meetings and at any other time upon demand by the Board of Directors, and to perform such other duties as pertain to such office. Upon his retirement from office, he the Treasurer shall turn over to the Treasurer’s his successor or to the President all funds, books of accounts or any other Corporation property in his possession. 



The President shall appoint such standing or special committees as may be provided by resolution of the Board of Directors, or as he the President may deem necessary for the administration of the affairs of the Corporation, and to carry out the purposes of the Corporation, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. 



No Changes



Section 2. Inspection of Records. The books of account and minutes of proceedings of the members and directors shall be open to inspection upon the written demand of any member at all reasonable times during office hours, and for a purpose reasonably related to his the person’s interest as a member. Such demand shall be made in writing upon the President or Secretary of the Corporation.

GRF Meetings 

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

Website Ad Hoc 


Tue., Feb. 21, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/virtual

Finance  Committee *

Wed., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.

Conf. Rm B/virtual

GRF Administration 


Thur., Feb. 23, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A/virtual

GRF Board of Directors Meeting

Tue., Feb. 28, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4/virtual

Physical Property 


Wed., March 1, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm B/virtual

GRF Board Exec. Session Thur., March 2, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm A

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

Meetings with an (*) indicate a change in meeting time due to the Presidents’ Day holiday.



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

Mutual 2

Thur., Feb. 16, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 11

Thur., Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m.

Conf. Rm B/Zoom

Mutual 14

Tue., Feb. 21, 1 p.m.

Conf. Rm B/Zoom

Mutual 10

Wed., Feb. 22, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 1

Thur., Feb. 23, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 15 *

Thur., Feb. 23, 9 a.m.

Conf. Rm B/Zoom

Mutual 6

Fri., Feb. 24, 10 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Mutual 8 

Mon., Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.

Open forum 9:15 a.m.

Conf. Rm A/Zoom

Presidents’ Council

Thur., March 2, 9 a.m.

Clubhouse 4/virtual

Meetings with an (*) indicate a change in meeting time due to the Presidents’ Day holiday.

Directors needed as Mutual election cycle begins

The community unity of Leisure World Seal Beach is a direct result of all the unpaid volunteers on Mutual and GRF boards. Board members/directors are elected to serve their Mutuals and shareholders. One of the best ways to create and sustain a community like Leisure World is to volunteer for the governance of this incredible lifestyle shareholders enjoy.

This community was founded on the premise that the Mutual Boards and the elected board of directors would set into operation the day-to-day business of each Mutual corporation. Directors address important issues to shareholders and Mutuals. Board directors find solutions to problems, large and small. This is not an easy job. It takes time, effort, and a willingness to dedicate a portion of their everyday life to the community where they live.

Leisure World Seal Beach is full of highly qualified shareholders who can offer expertise, such as knowledge of construction, plumbing and accounting. New ideas and perspectives are always needed. Consider becoming a candidate for a director of your Mutual’s board of directors.

The schedule below indicates each Mutual’s annual meeting date and election time line. Note the deadline to apply for candidacy. If interested in running or have any questions regarding the Mutual’s board of directors, contact the election specialist at 562-431-6586, ext. 329. Note some Mutuals are already accepting applications.

News Deadlines

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

Religion, pages 7, 10

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors 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 1:12.

Message from the Pastor

The story of the Ark in Genesis 7 is an account of incredible bravery, hardship, and most importantly, faith. Noah built the ark as God had instructed and filled it with two of all living beings. Finally, in faith, Noah entered the Ark with his family, and verse 16 says, “and the Lord closed it behind him.” 

After seven days, the rain began to fall. The waters increased and lifted the ark, which rose high above the earth and floated on the surface of the water. The rain continued to come so that all the mountains under the heavens were covered. The rain continued for 40 days and 40 nights.

The ark, designed by God and built by Noah and his sons, is now confronted with weathering the onslaught of God’s judgement upon the earth and its inhabitants. After the deluge stops it will take the better part of a year for the waters to subside and for the land to reappear.  Genesis 7:21 says, “And all flesh dies that moved on the earth; birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping that and every man.”

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord in verse 9: “Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.” 

The writer of Hebrews put it like this: “By faith Noah being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with Godly fear prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” 

It was by faith Noah and his family were saved. The faith they put into God could not be seen with the eyes, yet they walked into a large wooden ship, watched the rain fall for 40 days and floated for almost a year before they saw the waters start to subside. What a beautiful example is given of faith through Noah.  

Weekend Services

Sunday services are held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. The service is traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogok at the piano. This week, Ray will also sing “Mansion Over the Hilltop.”

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

Midweek Studies                                          

Melli Herrera leads the  women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays  from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pastor Bruce Humes leads Friday’s prayer and Bible study from 6-7 p.m.

Scripture of the Week

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God” John 1:1-2.


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

Those who would like to receive more information or those who have a need can call 562-431-8810. 

Community Church

Community Church welcomes all residents to participate in the drive through imposition of ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. 

Ash Wednesday is a Christian tradition where through the ages sinners and penitents dressed in sackcloth were sprinkled with ashes as a reminder of their mortality and the need for reconciliation with God. It marks the first day of the Lenten season.  All faith backgrounds are invited to drive to the front of the church any time between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to receive the ashes at their vehicle.

Neither Moses nor Elijah died normally. Before Jesus’ death both Moses and Elijah visited Jesus and spoke with him in the presence of three of Jesus’ disciples. Peter declared his wish to show hospitality to all three of them. Community Church encourages believers to reflect on what they would want to say to Jesus or Moses or Elijah if they appeared? All are welcome to attend the service on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 9:50 a.m. to hear Kelly Frankiewicz unpack this amazing opportunity.

As always, the word Gospel means “good news” and those who are in need of some good news are welcome to join the service in person or online on Zoom and on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. Contact the church office for the Zoom  link.  

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

Beit HaLev

Rabbi-Cantor Galit-Shirah conducts online services for Friday night and Saturday morning Shabbat services. The Friday, Feb. 17, service will begin at 5 p.m. and the Saturday, Feb. 18, service will begin at 10 a.m.  Note that the Friday evening service begins earlier than last year, at 5 p.m.

Beit HaLev LIVE! Interactive livestream services are on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit. People can also view on Facebook at www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube at www.youtube.com/beithalev8816.

The First Triennial Cycle Torah reading this week is “Mishpatim” (rules) is from Exodus 21:1-22:3. Following the Revelation at Har Sinai, the Israelites begin to learn the nuances of the Decalogue (the 10 Statements): criminal, civil and religious laws that the Covenantal People must follow now that they are free from Egyptian slavery and able to worship HaShem. The first thing the Israelites needed to learn was to shed their “slave mentality” and embrace compassion for indentured servants of their own.

All Beit HaLev services use the special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical.  

Beit Halev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the Divine and doesn’t believe in labels.  It considers all religions holy and valid.

To join Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com. Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St. in Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings 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 New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of Feb. 20-26 is Mathew 6-7. The “Come, Follow Me” devotion says “Within these two chapters is found one of the best-known discourses in Christianity, the Sermon on the Mount. The power of the savor’s teachings to his disciples can change our lives, especially when we live  by them.”

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold servcies via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Mike Mymon will lead the hybrid services on Saturday, Feb. 18, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m.  

Saturday’s Torah portion will be 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.

To receive a Zoom link to the services, contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.

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

Those would like to become a member of Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet.  

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, March 4, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. with Ven. Kusala  The group is interactive and people are encouraged to ask questions. Donations are welcome. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call 714-468-6887.

Faith Christian Assembly

Not long ago at Faith Christian Assembly’s 5:30 p.m. Celebration Service, Pastor Gary Lemming spoke from Deuteronomy, 31:8, “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”  

It is absolutely one of God’s commands to not fear. The only reason people should fear is when they don’t fear God in a reverent, holy fear.  Oswald Chambers expressed it succinctly when he said: “The remarkable thing about God is when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” 

In today’s upside-down world, how are people not to fear? As  Paul the apostle said in Acts 22:10, “‘What shall I do, Lord?’ I asked. ‘Get up,’ the Lord said, ‘and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.’”  

Faith Christian Assembly’s  regular Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The pre-service prayer is on Sundays at 5 p.m. The midweek Bible study held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.  People can call the church office at 562-598-9010 for updated schedule information or to receive a free copy of the church’s newsletter. People can also read the newsletter archive and find more information about the church at www.FCAchurch.net.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing  will be held on the fourth Sunday, in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 6 p.m.

Sermon for this week:  Pastor Chuck Franco will preach a sermon titled “Are You a Millennial?” from Revelation 20:1-2.  This scripture speaks of the millennial or 1,000-year reign of Jesus, a time of welcomed peace for all mankind.  Satan will be bound and will have no influence, fulfilling Old and New Testament prophecies.

Bible Study: Assembly of God’s Bible study resumes with a focus on “Fearless,” by Max Lucado. It is never too late to join this series and become empowered to face down fear in a culture that manufactures and distributes it.  

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

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

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

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church, lead by Pastor Sung Il Kang, conducts worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Recently, the church celebrated its 13th anniversary and also the inauguration ceremony of its newest elder, Chang Moon Im, on Feb. 5. TOP: Senior pastor Kang (l) and other pastors surrounded Chang Moon Im to pray together and lay hands on him. RIGHT: Mr. and Mrs. Im pledge their service as new church elders.

Christian Fun and Fellowship Club

The Christian Fun and Fellowship club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

 People are asked to bring their own cutlery and a food dish to share. Coffee and water will be provided by the club. 

All residents are invited to join. 

For more information, call 562-455-6218

LW Baptist

LW Baptist Church’s worship service on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 considers the dramatic poetry of Job. Because Job complains of God’s giving him a hard lot, his friends and people today mistakenly fault him, failing to recognize Job’s remarkable prophecies. 

Alluding to his divine advocate, Job says, “Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and he who testifies for me is on high.” Dora Greenwell’s hymn captures the picture: “I am not skilled to understand/What God hath willed, what God hath planned/ I only know at God’s right hands/One who is my Savior.” 

The men’s Bible study will meet on Monday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. to compare two Bible heroes who ran from God. The Energizers group will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. to discuss  Psalm 43 and the Christian’s earthly sojourn. 

For more information, call  562-430-8598.

Redeemer Lutheran

Redeemer Lutheran’s worship service theme for Transfiguration Sunday on Feb. 19 is “Come Mountain Climbing and Faith Building.”  LWers are invited to join the community and share the word with Communion and hymns at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the administration building where ample parking is provided.  

Lent begins with the Ash Wednesday service at noon on Feb. 22. Distribution of ashes and Communion, Lenten hymns and Scriptural reflections will set believers on the road to Easter.  The Lenten program “Finding Jesus in the Psalms” will follow every Wednesday until the resurrection of the Lord on April 9. 

For more information about the work of the church or its services, call 562-598-8697. 

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible study group will meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Members will begin a new book by Elizabeth George, “A Woman’s Walk with God.”

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

Community, page 17-19, 22

Sunshine CLub

LW developer’s daughter will speak to club on Friday, Feb. 17, in CH 4

Heidi Cortese, daughter of the Leisure World developer Ross Cortese, will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, Feb. 17, in Clubhouse 4  at 10 a.m.

Cortese has been the CEO of Rossmoor Construction Company since  February 1993.

 She will speak on her 30-year tenure as chairwoman of one of America’s most influential companies in developing senior housing: Leisure World.

 Over 70,000 people nationwide call a “Leisure World,” former “Leisure World,” or Rossmoor property “home.”

Note that the meeting will take place in Clubhouse 4 instead of the Sunshine Club’s regular meeting place due to  a larger crowd expectation.

Golden Age Foundation announces schedule for the year

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is an independent nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the residents of Leisure World. 

The GAF holds multiple free programs throughout the year to help LWers. The GAF is entirely staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs.  The generous support of residents, clubs, organizations and businesses is the main source of income. 

The many programs GAF holds throughout the year are: Hospitality Center: The GAF sponsors the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6, Monday-Friday, from 9-11 a.m. Coffee and cookies are served to residents who drop by to socialize. New residents are especially welcome to come and make friends. GAF volunteers staff this project.

Mobility Aids: One of the most used and appreciated services of the GAF is the free loan of wheelchairs and walkers to residents. The Mobility Aids room is on the ground floor, west side of Clubhouse 6 and is open Monday-Friday from 9 -11 a.m. No appointment is necessary, but bring a GRF ID.

Tax Return Assistance: The GAF arranges for tax volunteers, trained by the AARP, to prepare basic state and federal tax forms without charge (see page 12). The program opens the beginning of February through mid April. Appointments are required, and the phone number will be in the LW Weekly during the service period.

Shredding Service: The GAF sponsors free document shredding for shareholders three times a year in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot, generally between 10 a.m.-noon. The dates and times will be announced in the LW Weekly a couple of weeks before the service.

Recycling Program: The GAF pays for the proper disposal of batteries and fluorescent bulbs to help the environment. The GAF asks residents to save the dead batteries and recycle them. Fluorescent/LED bulbs can only be dropped off at the Purchasing Department during office hours. 

GAF’s upcoming events include:

• Shredding Service: March 14, in Clubhouse 2 from 10 a.m.-noon

• Battery Recycling Service: March 21, in Clubhouse 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.

• GAF’s 50th Anniversary:  The GAF will celebrate its 50th anniversary on April 22, downstairs in Clubhouse 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be three different musical entertainers, dancing,  and a food truck to celebrate. 

There are numerous ways LWers can contribute to the GAF including becoming a member and/or making a yearly contribution, volunteering, joining the Ralph’s Rewards program or naming the GAF as a beneficiary in your estate planning. For more information, call 562-431-9589. Contributions are tax deductible. The GAF’S Tax ID is 23-7273105. 

To learn more information about how to get involved, go to www.goldenagefdn.org or text 562-301-5339.

—Anna Derby

Sign up for the Huntington Library and Gardens trip

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF)  and Sunshine Club will hold a joint day trip to the Huntington Library on April 6. People are encouraged to sign up early before it sells out. Tickets are limited and are $60 per person. Checks are to be made to the  Sunshine Club.

The trip includes transportation, lunch, snacks, water and driver’s gratuity.  

This trip requires a lot of walking around the 120 acres of green areas. People are asked to consider this before signing up. 

The bus will depart from the Amphitheater at 9 a.m. sharp. People should be  in the parking  lotat 8:30 a.m. to have enough time to check everyone and sign waivers before loading on the bus. People are asked  to  carpool or walk to share parking spaces for other club events.

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) and Arabella Huntington (1851–1924) in San Marino, California. In addition to the library, the institution houses an extensive art collection with a focus on 18th- and 19th-century European art and 17th- to mid-20th-century American art. 

The property also has approximately 120 acres of specialized botanical landscaped gardens. The gardens are divided into more than a dozen themes, including the Australian Garden, Camellia Collection, Children’s Garden, Desert Garden, Herb Garden, Japanese Garden, known as Desert Garden, Lily 

Ponds, North Vista, Palm Garden, Rose Garden, the Shakespeare Garden, Subtropical and Jungle Garden, and the Chinese Garden (Liu Fang Yuan or the Garden of Flowing Fragrance). 

Huntington’s botanical gardens cover 120 acres and showcase plants from around the world.

For more information about the trip, text 562-301-5339.

Japanese American Club

The Japanese American Club will meet on Feb. 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 11:30 a.m. 

Beau Onouye from BEACHFITNESS will be the featured speaker. He is a certified Fumanet instructor and traveled to Hokaido, Japan, to get certification by Professor  Kazutoshi Kitazawa in 2018. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach, and is currently a personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, brain health trainer and nutrition coach. During the meeting, he will focus his presentation on senior exercise.

Members are asked to bring Asian potluck dishes. Those  who do not bring a dish will need to pay $8 to cover expenses  for the club-provided catered dishes which will include teriyaki chicken, Japanese vegetables, Chinese  food and birthday cake. 

The phone committee will call all members to take RSVPs. All residents of LW are welcome to attend. The club dues are $10. For more information about the club or the meeting,  call Michie Kimura at 714-317-1102.

Visit the Pala Casino on Feb. 20

LWers can visit The Pala Casino Spa Resort for the day on Feb. 20 through the Los Alamitos Senior Club for $45 per person. 

The Pala Casino is a AAA Four-Diamond award winner for nine consecutive years and its gaming and entertainment includes over 2,000 slot machines, 70 table games, eight restaurants, two concert and show venues and more. 

There will be two pickup and drop off locations for the event. One will be in front of Clubhouse 4, 1418 Northwood Road,  at 7:45 a.m. and the other will be at the Los Alamitos Vons, 11322 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, 90720 at 8:15 a.m.

For more information or to register for the day trip,  contact Teri Nugent at 310-803-4338.


Board Meeting will be held Feb. 22

The Golden Age Foundation will hold its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 22,  at 2 p.m. in the GRF Conference Room B.

All members of the GAF are welcome to observe. This is a great opportunity for members to catch up on the latest news and  get a preview of coming GAF attractions.  For more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.

LW Birthday

LEFT: Alanna Eaby (r) baked Debbi Fudge  a carrot and raisin cake with thick cream cheese frosting for Debbi’s 78th birthday on Dec. 28; Debbi chose to celebrate on Jan. 27. Friends enjoyed gathering in the Hospitality Room to celebrate her birthday and have cake and coffee. RIGHT: Lana Nguyen (r) came to celebrate Debbi after the two had recently celebrated Lana’s 87th birthday celebration on Jan. 13.     

Senior Peace Club

Demonstration on Feb. 22

The Senior Peace Club’s next monthly Peaceful Protest will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in front of the Leisure World Globe. As the days have begun to lengthen again, the protest will start a half hour later than the last few demonstrations. The focus this month will be gun control and police reform.  

California is reeling from gun carnage especially during the last few weeks and months.  The lives of ordinary citizens should not be lost because congress is unable or unwilling to take on the gun manufacturers and the NRA, and the police might be less likely to violate the rights of minorities in particular if they didn’t have to be in so much fear of being shot and killed on the job.  When police do violate citizens’ rights, they must be held accountable. 

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

For more information, contact Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040.

— Jacquie Clarke

Ralphs community rewards number has changed

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making Leisure World a better place to live.  The GAF must fundraise throughout the year to continue providing services to the community. LWers can donate to the GAF without any additional cost. 

Ralphs Community Reward program is a way to donate to the GAF. Sign up on www.ralphs.com/community rewards.  People will  need their Ralphs Reward Card number to register or the phone number associated with the account. 

Phone registration for Ralphs Community Reward program is back. The changed to 800-576-4377, wait  through the menu to choose the number 8, and choose 3 to get through the Community Reward customer service representatives. 

Ralphs has announced that they are  committed to giving $2 million during the next year through the community rewards program. Those who shop at Ralphs using the Community Reward Program help the GAF receive funding. 

For more information, go to www.goldenagefdn.org or text at 562-301-5339.

Concerned Shareholders

The Concerned Shareholder’s meeting for February has been cancelled. The club will resume meeting next month.

January Security Incident Report

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



Jan. 3, 11:41 a.m., Mutual 7

A smoke alarm was activated after food in a toaster burned.

Jan. 5, 4:51 p.m., Mutual 4

A smoke alarm was activated during a false alarm, no smoke or fire at the scene.

Jan. 13,  2:52 p.m., Mutual 15

A neighbor smelled smoke coming from a unit. At the scene, beans were burned on the grill and smoking only, but there was no fire.

Jan. 17, 7:36 a.m., Mutual 15

Resident reported smoke and called the  fire department.  It was a false alarm; steam was rising from outside the community.

Jan. 22, 4:47 p.m., Mutual 14

An electrical outlet started sparking and smoking. The  fire department was called to the scene. The unit did not suffer damage.

Jan. 29, 3:52 p.m., Mutual 2

A boiling pot was left on a stove. There was no fire and the unit was not damaged.


Jan. 13, 11:11 p.m., Interlachen Drive and Del Monte Road

Coyote had left the scene. 

Jan. 26, 2:30 a.m., Mutual 6, Building 53

Coyote had left the scene. 


Jan. 1, 5:47 p.m., Mutual 14

An unknown person removed Amazon boxes from the  porch.

Jan. 2, 4:21 p.m., Mutual 12

An unknown person removed a Christmas sculpture from the front yard.

Jan. 6,  6:45 p.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person removed an Amazon package from the front porch.

Jan. 6, 12:55 p.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person removed a hanging stained glass item from the front porch.

Jan. 9, 9:33 a.m., Mutual 4

An unknown person removed an umbrella from the front porch.

Jan. 10, 12:55 p.m., Mutual 3

An unknown person removed a resident’s cell phone that was left near a dumpster.

Jan. 13, 5 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident stated she couldn’t find an envelope containing her property inside her residence and believes someone removed the envelope without permission.

Jan. 18, 1:12 p.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person removed a resident’s plants and cut the rose bushes.

Jan. 18, 3:12 p.m., Mutual 14

An unknown person removed a scooter from the patio.

Jan. 20, 8:35 a.m., Mutual 11

Ongoing dispute between residents regarding borrowed property.

Jan. 21, 12:50 p.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person removed a resident’s vehicle antenna while parked in a carport.

Jan. 22, 1:01 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed plants in front of a resident’s unit.

Jan. 26, 10:24 a.m., Mutual 5

An unknown person removed hand towels from the  laundry area.

Jan. 31, 11:58 a.m., Mutual 15

A resident stated an unknown person grabbed her car keys while she was parking in her carport and fled the scene.


Jan. 24, 5:36 a.m., South Gate

An unknown person damaged the side of the gate;  SBPD advised.

Jan. 30, 1:57 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident came home and found her window broken.


Jan. 2, 3:10 p.m., Mutual 6

An unleashed dog ran toward a resident; no biting or injury was reported. The dog owner was advised of leash regulations.

Jan. 21, 5:20 a.m., Mutual 3

Residents were involved in a verbal dispute regarding an unleashed and barking dog.

Jan. 23, 12:51 p.m., Mutual 3

An unleashed dog was reported in the Mutual. The violator had left upon arrival.

Jan. 25, 2:59 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing neighbor dispute regarding a barking dog.

Jan. 28, 10:06 a.m., Mutual 6

Resident complained of a  barking dog.  No barking was heard upon arrival.

Jan. 31, 4:41 p.m., Mutual 3

Resident complained of a  barking dog.  No barking was heard upon arrival.


Jan. 3, noon, 13000 Block Thunderbird Drive

An unknown driver struck a parked vehicle and fled the scene.

Jan. 4, 7:55 p.m., St. Andrews Gate

A driver struck a handrail while negotiating U-turn.  There was no damage to GRF property.

Jan. 6,  8:56 a.m., St. Andrews Drive/Golden Rain Road

A resident drove into the fencing along canal.

Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m.,  13000 Block of Del Monte Road 

A resident struck a light pole while operating his mobility scooter.

Jan. 8, 12:18 p.m., 1600 Block of Merion Way

An unknown driver struck a parked motorcycle and fled the scene.

Jan. 9, 6:08 p.m., 13300 Block of El Dorado Boulevard

An unknown driver struck a parked vehicle and fled the scene.

Jan. 17, 2:05 p.m., Mutual 15

A moving vehicle struck another moving vehicle while exiting a carport.

Jan. 17, 6:54 p.m., Del Monte Road and McKinney Drive

A driver struck and injured a person exiting their vehicle. The driver fled the scene;SBPD is conducting the investigation.

Jan. 30, 6:01 p.m., Thunderbird Drive and Monterey Drive

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle. 


Jan. 17, 2:45 p.m., Mutual 1

Neighbor complained of loud a TV. The resident reduced the volume.

Jan. 20, 12:30 a.m., Mutual 4

Resident complained about neighbor singing too loud. Neighbor stopped singing.

Jan. 26, 9:20 p.m., Mutual 4

Resident complained of loud music-—no noise issue found at the scene.


Jan. 2, 5:26 a.m., Mutual 1

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

Jan. 2, 5:13 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident tripped over clothes in laundry room and was transported to the hospital.

Jan. 15, 2:16 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident fell while walking her dog and was transported to the hospital.

Jan. 17, 11:17 a.m., Mutual 3

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

Jan. 24, 7:32 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident required a lift and assist only; no hospital transportation required. 

Jan. 24, 12:50 p.m., Mutual 6

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

Jan. 29, 2:50 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident fell while walking and was  transported home.

Jan. 31, 2:24 p.m., Mutual 4

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


Jan. 5, 6:26 p.m., Mutual 3

A lost resident was found and returned  home.

Jan. 12, 3:37 p.m., Mutual 15

A lost resident was found and returned  home.

Jan. 14, 6:53 p.m., Mutual 12

A lost resident was found and returned  home.

Jan. 15, 5:25 p.m., Mutual 7

A lost resident was found and returned  home.

Jan. 16, 3:30 p.m., Mutual 15

Family members were concerned about a missing resident. The resident was found safe at a hospital and later released to go home.

Jan. 21, 7 a.m., Mutual 1

A lost resident was found and returned home. SBPD advised.

Jan. 24, 6:57 p.m., Mutual 15

A lost resident was found and returned  home.


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

Ongoing resident dispute regarding noise.

Jan. 5, 9:05 a.m., Mutual 11

Ongoing neighbor dispute regarding a borrowed item.

Jan. 11, 9:40 a.m., Mutual 10

Ongoing dispute between a resident and Service Maintenance.

Jan. 11, 5:10 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident reported an open unit door. Security checked the unit, found no issue and secured the unit.

Jan. 12, 4:08 p.m., Mutual 4

Security performed a welfare check on a resident who was found safe and secure.

Jan. 12, 1:03 p.m., Mutual 1

A landscape vendor accidentally broke a resident’s window. The landscaper will pay for the damage.

Jan. 13, 12:47 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident was involved in  verbal altercation with their son. Police were called to keep the peace.

Jan. 13, 9:15 a.m., Mutual 11

Ongoing dispute regarding borrowed equipment.

Jan. 14, 1:53 p.m., Mutual 1

Unauthorized person entered unit, police called, person escorted out of community.

Jan. 18, 1:47 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident observed another resident feeding wildlife.

Jan. 19, 5:57 a.m., Main Gate

Ongoing issue with visitor abusing staff. Police were called to escort the person out of the community.

Jan. 20, 6:26 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident was harassing  a neighbor.

Jan. 22, 1:30 p.m., Mutual 3

Police were called in for a domestic dispute; kept the peace.

Jan. 24, 10:15 p.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person was reported near a unit.  No one was found upon Security’s arrival.

Jan. 25, 7:01 a.m., Mutual 2

A suspicious person rode   a bicycle past Security without stopping. The person was found by Security and escorted out.

Jan. 28, 9:27 a.m., Mutual 2

Non-authorized weekend construction was taking place,  workers stopped working when asked by Security. 

Jan. 31, 1:21 p.m., Mutual 8

Resident dispute regarding the carport use and carport storage.


Paramedic Calls: 158

Theft: 14

Vandalism: 2

Traffic Incidents: 9

Death Investigations: 10

Lost Residents: 7

Injury: 8

Noise Complaints: 3

Fire Reports: 6

Pet Complaints: 6

Coyote Sightings: 2

Grand Total: 225

Free income tax services are now available

The AARP Tax-Aide program IRS-certified volunteers are preparing and e-filing tax returns for full-year California residents. This tax service is sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) and is provided every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning in the Knowledge and Learning  Center in Clubhouse 3. Appointments are required.

LW residents can call 562-596-1987 and leave their name and telephone number and a  volunteer will return the call to  schedule an 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.  

–Anna Derby

obituaries, page 19

Nathan J. Nemnich


Nathan J. Nemnich, 92, died Jan. 9, 2023, at Los Alamitos Medical Center. He and his wife, Patricia, of Mutual 7 enjoyed the Seal Beach area and especially living in Leisure World. He was a World War II veteran, serving in underwater demolition. 

In 2007, Nathan wrote the following poem to his family:

“If I had only one more day, I would tell my wife I loved her very much and always have. I sincerely have appreciated the good and accepted the bad days.

“That is what I would say if I had one more day.

“If I had only one more day, I would tell all my children I loved each one—when they were born and still love them all.

“That is what I would say if I had one more day.

“If I had only one more day, I would look back on my life, think about my friendships and friends, old and new. I would think back on my successes and failures—both as a husband, father, friend and tell them all—I did the best to be an example helping others.

“That is what I would say if I had one more day.

“If I had only one more day, I would say, I have had a good life with all the ups and downs. I loved the arts, learning to be better by reading, searching for life’s truisms and history of the worlds to know with each sunrise life begins anew.

“That is what I would say if I had one more day.

“If I had only one more day, I would remember all my days in the wilderness of nature’s wonders, my times hunting, fishing, enjoying the wildlife of our land and trying to teach my children, all of them, to not only enjoy these things but to respect them and preserve them the best they can.

“That is what I would say if I had one more day.

“If I had only one more day, I would thank God and Jesus Christ for allowing me to be on this earth to enjoy the sunrises and sunsets, to remember my World War II comrades who are gone now and remember what they sacrificed, their lives, for freedom!!!

“That is what I would say if I had one more day.

“If I had only one more day, I would remember on that last day with each and every sunrise that the loved ones I leave behind, their lives begin anew, as all mankind awake on another glorious day. That peace in this world is the only way every single day. That is what I would say as I leave on that one more day. May God bless and keep you all, that is my prayer for you.

“That is what I would say if I had one more day.”

Nathan is survived by his wife, Patricia, of 37 years; children Rink Nemnich (Linda); Terrell Nimnich (Lory); Nathan Nemnich (Suzi Roca); Sherry Perales and Kelly Neubecker (John); grandchildren Tess Nemnich, Hannah Nemnich, Andrew Nemnich, Katelyn Nemnich and Regina Ortiz (Frank); great-grandchildren Lexi Herrera, Nathan Polanco and Kaleb Ortiz.

His love of family ran deep and returning to California provided a special time for sharing. 

He leaves behind a legacy of love and giving. His heart will go on.

-—paid obituary


The obituaries deadline is Friday at 1 p.m., prior to the desired Thursday publication date.  Obituaries that are received later than Friday will go in the following week’s issue. Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files.  For more information, call 562- 430-0534, ext. 801.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The  LW Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 22,  in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 at 1 p.m.  Leisure World Democrats and supporters are welcome to attend. Participants can join the meeting in person, online or phone.  For information as to how to login to the meeting via  Zoom, call 562-412-0898.

The theme of the meeting will be “Understanding the Process.”  Libby Frolichman, a vice-chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC), will lead a discussion on the first step in the process of winning elections in 2024.  

Participants should come to the meeting prepared with questions for Frolichman. She is interested in clarifying whatever club members may not understand concerning the relationship between the LW club and the Democratic Party.  

Frolichman is also prepared to deal with questions concerning what races will be on LW residents ballots in 2024. She will also speculate as to who might be the candidates running for these positions, to the extent she has the information.

Questions for Frolichman can also be submitted in advance of the meeting by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or calling 562-296-8521. 

Members are reminded that the LW club is chartered by the DPOC.  This means that the club must follow the party’s rules and regulations in making candidate endorsements. However, club member as individuals are free to endorse any candidate at any time.


With the Jan. 31 runoff election for Seal Beach City Council completed, the LW Democratic Club is now ready to focus on what to anticipate in next year’s local and state wide races.  The most crowded and high-profile primary race of the 2024 cycle may be the contest to replace Rep. Katie Porter in the U.S. House of Representatives.  

Joanna Weiss, a Democratic community organizer, is the latest to jump into the race to become Leisure World’s District 7 representative in Congress.

Weiss joins fellow Democrats—former Harley Rouda, State Sen. Dave Min, “Dom” Jones and Loni Kirkland Baker—in the race for the seat left open by Porter’s bid for the U.S. Senate.  Former Republican Assembly leader Scott Baugh is also running for the position.

Weiss is the founder of the progressive grassroots organization,Women for American Values and Ethics Action Fund.

Jones is a Huntington Beach business owner and community activist. Candidate Baker is an Emmy-winning producer and writer.

The club will  include more information about all of these candidates in future articles. 


For more in-depth reporting on issues and candidates, Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the LW Democratic Club’s free electronic newsletter by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or calling 562-296-8521. People are asked to include all of their contact information, as well as party affiliation.

Health & Fitness

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1% milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Menus are subject to change.

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

Thursday, Feb. 16

Oven-roasted turkey with gravy, cornbread stuffing, Brussels sprouts, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Feb. 17

Herb-roasted pork loin with honey mustard sauce, baked potatoes, zucchini with tomatoes, orange, chef’s salad with turkey, ham, egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing and crackers.

Monday, Feb. 20

Closed in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Barbeque chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli, oatmeal cookies, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and the Italian pasta salad.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Oven-baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, roasted potatoes, green beans with pimentos, pear, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and Asian coleslaw.


LW Bicycle Club

On Wednesdays, LW Bike Club members ride to Bolsa Chica State Beach. The path through the beach is almost completely cleared of debris and now safer to travel. Join the group on Sundays with breakfast, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and safe shoes are required. Members also enjoy happy hours, dining out, pickleball and playing Rummikub. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075.


SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air 24/7 on SBTV-3 via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. 


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs) 


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

Noon: Silver Age Yoga (2.5 hrs)


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (3.5 hrs)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)

Noon: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)


Joyful Line Dance celebrated one of its leaders with cake and a lunch buffet

About 40 members of the Joyful Line Dance had a surprise birthday party for one of their leaders, Anna Derby, with a cake and balloons, catered Korean buffet lunch and line dancing in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Derby thanked everyone who contributed and celebrated her special day and has been present to bond with other members and exercise since the club’s inception, February 2014.

Joyful Line Dance meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club has multiple leaders who take turns leading the class. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Jojo Weingart, Kelly Johnson, David Powell, Carmel Atkinson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Gina Baik, Jinna Yoon and Sunny Kim.

For safety, classes are limited to 35 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Exercise shoes and masks are strongly recommended. No membership fees are required, but donations are welcome. 

For more information, text 562-301-5339.

—Anna Derby


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


SB Senior Lunch Program

Meals on Wheels Orange County partnered with the city of Seal Beach to host a senior lunch program at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach, from 11 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.  Sugar free desserts and water-packed fruits are used throughout the menu to accommodate diabetics. 1% milk served daily. The voluntary contribution is $5.25 per day. Weekly average meals provide more than 1,600 calories. Sodium is analyzed on a daily basis to not exceed 2,300 mg per day (excluding condiments). Any meals that exceed 2,300 mg of sodium are indicated with ***. 

The menus are available online at https://www.mealsonwheelsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/C2-February-Menu-2023.pdf

Thursday, Feb. 16

Multigrain Cheerios, 2% milk, orange pineapple juice, low fat yogurt, garbanzo beans salad with feta cheese, marinated vegetable salad, sugar free fruited gelatin, turkey pot roast with gravy, polenta (corn meal), sliced carrots, whole wheat dinner roll with fat free spread (Promise), and a fresh apple.

Friday, Feb. 17

Mini bagel, 2% milk, fresh orange, string cheese, cream cheese, chicken salad with yogurt dressing, spring mix salad with couscous, whole wheat dinner roll with fat free spread (Promise), sugar free custard, baked breaded fish with tartar sauce, quinoa pilaf, cauliflower and broccoli, whole wheat bread, and a fruit mix.

Monday, Feb. 20***

Roast beef with mushroom gravy, baked potato with sour cream, whole wheat dinner roll, individually wrapped cake, and a tropical fruit mix.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

All bran, 2% milk, fresh orange juice, low fat yogurt, Greek salad with garbanzo beans and feta cheese, rainbow quinoa salad, whole wheat dinner roll with fat free spread (Promise), ambrosia, turkey Shepard’s pie, peas and carrots, broccoli, and a fresh apple.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Whole grain waffle, sugar free syrup, 2% milk, fresh orange juice, low fat yogurt, chef’s salad with turkey, egg, shredded swiss cheese and bell peppers, spring mix with Italian dressing, macaroni salad, whole wheat dinner roll with fat free spread (Promise), sugar free fruited gelatin, pork chili with verde sauce, pinto beans, carrots, corn tortillas, and pineapple tidbits.


Get Your Medicare Questions  Answered

When it comes to Medicare, no one wants to see another commercial to think they’re not getting all the benefits they deserve, get a mailer with an offer to change a plan, or deal with call centers that are often overseas. The Medicare ads are designed to make people feel anxious and call the sales reps who don’t have their best interests in mind. 

By contacting a trusted Medicare Insurance Broker, people can learn about different plans and have their questions answered. For more information or questions about Medicare, contact Sandra Teel at 657-204-4224.

When it comes to prescriptions , not all medications are covered by the insurance companies. To avoid a misunderstanding, the pharmacist can work with the doctor or provider to change the prescription to a different preferred medication. The doctor’s office can also contact the insurance company and ask for a “formulary exception” or the drug maker directly for any available manufacturer’s discounts. People can also ask their doctor for a “pre-authorization” before getting a prescription for a non-generic drug, to know if it’ll be covered.

—Sandra Teel 



Wa-Rite’s total loss for the week was 16.5 pounds. Judy Chambers was the biggest loser with a 7-pound loss. Marsha Larson was the queen of the month with a total loss of 3.5  pounds. On Feb. 10, the club cast its votes for the new board members who will start their positions on Feb. 17.   

The history of Wa-Rite goes back 20 years. It all started with a group of women who wanted to meet once a week to keep each other accountable on a weight loss journey and improve their health. The discussion topics  over the years have been about foods that benefit people’s bodies, health, and physical activity.

All female residents with GRF ID are welcome to attend one complimentary meeting to see what the Wa-Rite is all about.

The club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins are from 9-9:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 10. Annual membership fee is $10.


Fitness Fusion

Fitness Fusion Club added a Saturday class at 10:30 a.m., in Veterans Plaza. 

The club’s primary focus is to have fun while performing  types of different exercises to increase flexibility, body balance, and core strength. People can bring their own weights for added resistance. All are welcome.

—Debbi Fudge

Arts and Leisure Page 14-15

Hui O Hula

Club wishes a happy birthday to two super seniors

by Jojo Weingart

LW contributor

Hui O Hula, the LW Hawaiian dance club, continues to practice hula and entertain in and outside the gates.

All are welcome to join its weekly lessons. On Tuesday, dancers meet in Clubhouse 6 with a lesson on basic hula from 12:30 p.m., then regular class begins from 1 p.m. On Thursdays, the club holds class outdoors in Veterans Plaza at 1 p.m. or, during extreme weather, inside Clubhouse 3. Call 562-431-2242 for class information or to book a Hawaiian-style performance.

Happy February birthdays to hula dancers Leona Hasegawa and Insook Kim. 

Leona has been with the LW hula club for 18 years. At 99, she is still staying active with clogging, hula and line dancing.  Originally from Utah, Leona grew up helping on the family farm. 

She became a nurse and raised a family in Gardena, California, before moving into Mutual 6 more than 30 years ago. 

Several times a week, she walks from her home in Mutual 6 to take dance lessons and then walks home. 

Her joy of life is truly amazing and inspirational.  

A resident of Mutual 2 since 2010, Insook is originally from Korea and San Francisco.

She joined Hui O Hula 12 years ago. Even though there is not a principal dancer in Hui O Hula, Insook is a pillar and helps lead during class and at performances. 

Being a volunteer in dancing the hula can be challenging, admiration to Insook for her aloha and dedication.

She is also a gifted artist.  She is a teacher who gives weekly brushing painting lessons and her paintings have won numerous awards. 

Drone Club

The LW Drone Club met recently to plan 2023 recreational and photographic events. The club flies at local parks and near the ocean. The club meets on the fourth Thursday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 11:30 a.m. New members are always welcome. For information and to join the club, contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com.

New club features singing, performance

The LW Chorale was one of the first performance-oriented organizations in Leisure World, founded in the 1990s. 

It has been recently revived by Galit Levy-Slater, the club’s new director and co-president. She invites all Leisure Worlders who want to sing and learn the basics of stage performance to call, text or email her at 562-715-0888 or duets@icloud.com, or call Connie and Jay Young, club co-president and secretary, at 562-706-4921.

The club meets on Mondays at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

Galit is a rabbi and cantor in LW and has an extensive entertainment background. The objective of the chorale to help people become comfortable performing in front of an audience.

Whether they play an instrument, read poetry, act a scene from a play or dance, members will learn to be better than they ever thought possible, and best of all, they will have fun. The first performance date is pending for the spring. 

—Galit Levy-Slater

Long Beach Playhouse

The Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theater is presenting three plays in the first six month’s of the 2023 season. On Jan. 29, Mutual 1 resident Debbi Fudge was in the audience for the first  play, Agatha Christie’s “Toward Zero.” 

“Alex Piper was suburb playing Neville Strange,” said Debbi. “What a perfect rich playboy persona he characterized with every action and the bored eye rolls! Then Lee Samuel Tanng brought constant smiles to my face with his characterization of Superintendent Battle, those eyebrow lifts.”

“She Kills Monsters,” by Qui Nguyen and directed by Shinshin Yuder Tsai, is the next play, which will run from Feb. 24-March 25. The third offering will be “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by  Francis Goodrich and Albert Hacket and directed by Phyllis B. Gitlin.

Residents can use rideshares like Uber or Lyft to attend shows.  The Long Beach Playhouse is 3.7 miles from Leisure World.  The Sunday 2 p.m. performance tickets are $30.  For more information visit www.lbplayhouse.org.

—Debbi Fudge

Comic opera will be streamed Feb. 21

The Opera Club invites residents to come and watch Rossini’s comic opera, “The Thieving Magpie” on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 2:30 p.m. (a new start time) in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3.

Club member Lucy Poropat will introduce the opera, which revolves around a magpie, a noisy, chattering bird that causes mayhem by stealing a silver spoon and a silver coin to line its nest, thereby casting blame on a young woman about to be married to a soldier returning from the war.

Act 1 introduces Ninetta and Gianetto, who are about to be married. Ninetta also encounters her father Fernando, a deserter from the war, who asks his daughter to sell two pieces of family silver to a local peddlar to finance his continuing escape.

In Act 2,  it is by happenstance that Fernando Villabella’s silver (the bride’s father) is engraved “F V” which are the same two initials as Fabrizio Vingradito (the groom’s father) initials. As a result, Ninetta gets charged with stealing and is sent to prison. She is subsequently brought to trial, found guilty and sentenced to death for stealing—under the existing law. Her father rushes in and is also arrested for his desertion, before a friend arrives with a royal pardon. Suddenly, the magpie appears to snatch a silver coin but is pursued to its nest where the missing silver spoon is recovered.  The theft is promptly solved and the townspeople celebrate with the wedding of Ninetta and Gianetto.

The production is in Italian with English subtitles. People are encouraged to wear masks indoors, if desired.  No dues or fees are required. For more information, contact Opera Club President Margaret Gillon at MargaretG@yahoo.com or call 562-370-3844. 

—Margaret Gillon

Duplicate Bridge

Overall winners in the 5.5-table Howell game on Feb. 2 were: Howard Small and Nancy Toussaint, first, 62.5%; Ellen Kice and Mark Singer, second, 60.19%; Linda Nye and Harriet Weiss, third, 57.3%; Russ Gray and Fred Reker, fourth, 55.21%.

The East/West winners in the nine-table game on Feb. 3 were Linda Nye and Marilyn McClintock, first, 66.8%; Miranda and Tony Reddy, second, 58.25%; Ellen Kice and Russ Gray, third, 52.75%. North/South winners were Thad Mikols and Bob Goldstein, first, 58.89%; Bobbie Vann and Paul Chen, second, 56.51%; Sally Fenton and Ellen Goodwin, third, 53.25%. The overall winners in the three-table Howell game on Feb. 4 were Joan Tschirki and Mark Singer, with 56%; and Ellen Kice and Priscilla Caillouette, second, with 54%.

In the nine-table game on Feb. 6, North/South winners were Linda and Dick Stein, 57.64%; Larry Topper and Priscilla Caillouette, second, 56.02%; Jeanette Williams and John Hagman, third, 55.32%. East/West winners were Joyce Basch and Bud Parish, 57.18%; Miranda and Tony Reddy, second, 55.79%; tied for third were Harriet Weiss and Mark Singer and Bill Brooks and Sue Fardette with 53.24% games.

Games are played on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players should arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets or call Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or email at yuelingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day.

Doo Wop show is March 18 in CH 2

The Good Times Roll Doo Wop show starts at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 18, in Clubhouse 2. Members will perform their favorites from the 1950s and ‘60s.

Residents and their guests are invited to “twist again like we did last summer” and dance to many other favorites from that era. 

Residents are welcome to join the club and become official club performers and dancers. The club specifically seeks a few good male voices.

People can stop by Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. on any Tuesday night through the end of February for more information, or check out  the Leisure World Seal Beach Let the Good Times Roll official Doo Wop fan group page on Facebook. This is a private group, just answer the security questions and send a request to join. 

—Lu DeSantis

Genealogy Club

Everyone is welcome to attend the Leisure World Genealogy Club’s meeting on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The social time starts at 9:30 with coffee and refreshments.

Sarah Cochran will return to present “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: is this Genealogy or the Cha-Cha?” 

Revisiting and reevaluating early research and home sources of information might seem like a waste of time, but often it’s the key to getting past a research roadblock.  

The discussion will cover techniques for finding new clues in records already in hand and a look at several small case studies to see the value of taking the time to go backward to go forward.  

Cochran is a full-time professor and genealogist with over 28 years of research experience that has taken her to nearly every state in the U.S. and Ireland, Italy, Austria and Britain.

She especially enjoys breaking down walls for her clients, discovering the stories of black sheep ancestors and helping individuals preserve their photographic legacy.  Cochran holds a genealogical research certificate from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in library science. She is an alum of the ProGen Study Group and a member of multiple lineage societies, the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.  She also volunteers at the National Archives Riverside office.  You can find her online at TheSkeletonWhisperer.com.

The Genealogy Library located in Clubhouse 3 is open from 1-4 p.m., Monday-Friday and Sundays. Members can use computers with Ancestry software, including Fold 4 and International Ancestry. A volunteer will be in attendance for assistance. The club accepts donations of good used computers and office furniture.

—Mary M. Romero

Pinochle Club

The pinochle scores on Feb. 4 were: Peggy Kasper, first, 12,100; Donna Gorman, second, 11,490; Suzanne Tester, third, 11,350; and Marge Dodero, fourth, 10,990. 

The winners on Feb. 6 were: Ruth Bonnema, first, 12,320; Don Kramer, second, 11,920; Charlotte Westcott, third, 11,540; and Jim Kasper, fourth, 11,240.

The winners on Feb. 9 were: Antonia Zupacich, first, 11,910; Suzanne Parks, scond, 11,540; Phyllys Pearce, third, 10,460; and Jean Sudbeck, fourth, 10,380.

Tournament Poker

Tom Pappas of Mutual 4 won the Poker Club Tournament on Feb. 4. Tom is a12-year resident of Leisure World, and this is his fifth tournament win.  The winning hand was two pair, 10s and 3s. Tom’s hobbies include poker, golf and traveling. He spends a few months a year in Greece visiting his family. 

Second place went to Doug Wolfe of Mutual 11, with Erica Greenwood placing third; Richard Jones, fourth; and Ken Goettsch, fifth. Tournament Director Tony Canfora dealt the final table. High hand was  four As, held by Lee Pheifer; the second high hand was a full house (AAAKK) held by Linda Stone; the promo was 8-3, also held by Linda Stone.

The club is looking for some new players. For more information, call Carole Damoci at 562-405-4965. Tournaments are played the first three Saturdays of the month starting at noon. People should arrive 30 minutes early.

—Carole Damoci

Love songs marked the evening

Community Karaoke Club singers offered a lot of beautiful love songs at Wednesday night’s karaoke Feb 8. William Young captivated the crowd with “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” which included dancing with his friend, Jenny Lambert.

Walt Bier sang the sentimental “It Had to Be You.” Richard Yokomi sang the upbeat “To Love Somebody” and another swinging tune, “Kiss an Angel Good Morning,” was Donald Horning’s choice.

Essie Hicks sang a powerful “Love Has No Pride,” followed by Elizabeth Butterfield’s “Valentine,” a hit of Martina McBride. 

The club’s 35 dedicated karaoke regulars enjoyed taking the stage and entertaining two and three times during the evening.

The club loves its audience who show appreciation for all of the singers. Some songs bring back memories and some just make people happy. It’s a friendly atmosphere in Clubhouse 1 each Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.

—Margie Thompson

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Spring league sign-up deadline nears

Feb. 27 marks the deadline for the Shuffleboard Club’s spring league sign-up. Sign-up sheets are available in the courts building. Everyone who wants to play in either one or both spring leagues, which are held Tuesday evening and Friday morning, should sign up now. 

Friday morning league games begin on March 10. Tuesday evening games will begin March 21.

Open-play and pick-up games will continue Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. These games are free for all. 

The courts are open Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. for people who want to practice. All equipment is provided. Closed-toe shoes are required. For more information, call or text Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

The Tuesday Evening League played Feb. 7 paired the Night Shufflers, captained by Karen Mendon, and the Hot Shots, captained by Jack O’Brien. The Hot Shots edged out the Night Shufflers winning seven of the 12 games. Hot Shots all-game winners were Sandy Derouin and Rod Osgood.  Night Shufflers’ all-game winner was Carrie Kistner. 

—Kay Mount

LW Women’s Golf

Forty-seven golfers showed up to participate in the first weekly tournament of February. On the first Tuesday of every month, the game is to make it into the circle that is drawn on a selected hole on the course on the golfer’s first shot off the tee. 

The women played for low gross and low net as well.

The winners were:

• Flight A: Low gross: tie between Devora Kim and Stella Yoon, 30; low net: tie between  Grace Choi and Karen Mendon, 26. Soo Choi got her first shot off the Tee into Circle Hole No. 8.

•Flight B: Low gross: Chong Hee Kim, 30; low net: Sang An, 23; Bert Thompson got her first shot off the tee into Circle Hole No. 8.

•Flight C: Low gross: Sun Lee, 32; low net: Sally Park, 24.

•Flight D: Low gross: Judy Oroff, 37; low net: Elizabeth Butterfield, 27.

Women’s Golf has weekly tournaments on Tuesdays. The sign-up sheet is posted in the golf clubhouse. Anyone interested in joining the Women’s Golf Club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact club Treasurer Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484 for more information. 

The club meets the first Tuesday of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 3 p.m. 

Elizabeth Butterfield is the social chair, and she always provides a festive array of snacks and entertainment. Members and prospective members are encouraged to attend and participate in the festivities. 

—Liz Meripol

Tournament brings 42 birdies and eight circle hole winners

The Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament was played on Feb. 8. It was a sunny but very cool at the 7:30 a.m. tee time. It warmed up nicely and ended up being a very pleasant morning to play golf. 

The course, while looking nice, had fairways that needed needed cutting, which kept short shots from rolling very much, plus the greens were initially quite wet after overnight watering. Additionally, the greens have worsened over the last few weeks. The continuing invasion of weeds has caused the surfaces to be bumpy and uneven, leading to unpredictable rolls of the ball.

Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers played for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18 hole, par 54 course that challenges all who play.

Note: Golf etiquette insists that while one golfer is hitting, the others in the group remain quiet and still.

A total of 64 golfers teed off and played 18 holes. There were 42 birdies and eight circle hole winners. Additionally, only 16 of 55 golfers were net at or under par including two at gross under par. A special “low gross” challenge was offered again this week and 20 golfers accepted. Tom Owen took first prize with an excellent gross score of even par 54; second place was Alan Sewell with 1 over 55; third was Bill Lyons at 3 over 57.

Closest to the pin on the seventh hole was Jong Lee, and on the 16th hole was John Kolthoff. Low net was Jae H. Lee at a super 6 under 48, followed by Alan Sewell and Dennis Jensen at net 49, then Tom Owens and Mark Rice at net 50, plus 11 others net par or below.

Winners: (All scores below are net=gross score minus handicap)

“A” flight (handicaps of 0-6): First place: Alan Sewell, a well-played 5 under 49; second: Tom Owens, a terrific 4 under 50; third: tie between John Kolthoff and Pat Paternoster, a hard-earned 1 under 53; fourth: three-way tie between Steve Walker, Don Newhall, and Trai Nguyen, a sweet 1 over 55; fifth: five-way tie between Bill Long, Bob Turner, Mike Mayfield, Richard Jun and Seung Lee, at 2 over 56.

“B” flight (handicaps of  7-10): First place: Jae H. Lee, the round’s best 6 under 48; second: Mark Rice, an terrific 4 under 50; third: tie between Stan Johnson and Bruce Bowles, a well-played 1 under 53; fourth: John Rudosky, at even par 54; fifth: tie between Dale Williamson and Ken Notorleva, at 1 over 55; sixth: 5-way tie between Ryan Hong, Gary Newhall, John Haley, Jun Um and Brian Tivnan, at 3 over 57.

“C” flight (handicaps of 11-18): First place: Dennis Jensen, a very good 5 under 49; second: tie between Joon Sup Yoon and Darry Holten, at 2 under 52; third: Jack Haskins, a nice 1 under 53; fourth: 3-way  tie between Steve Kang, Bill Zurn, and Richard Yakomi, at even par 54; fifth: tie between Paul Shellenberger, Ben Benjamins and Rolando Ramirez, at 1 over 55; sixth: tie between Scott Tuchfarber and Jim Bassett, at 2 over 56.

The next Men’s Tournament will be on Feb. 22 and then every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. Those who planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell, 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia, 801-674-5975, as soon as possible. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

-—Dave LaCascia

Cribbage Club

Don Kramer celebrated his birthday by providing homemade carrot cake with ice cream to all 51 members of the club Feb. 7. Candy Meyers and Carrie Kistner assisted with serving. 

Linda Smith took first place with a score of 846 out of a possible perfect score of 847. She was just one point away from receiving a star, which players receive for playing a perfect game. Second place went to Patti Smith with 829. Sharon Rutigliano placed third with 827, while Myrna Baker came in fourth place with 824.

Seven games of cribbage are played each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending by 4 p.m. Refreshments to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions are donated by members and served at noon.

Residents who want to learn how to play cribbage, to brush up on the game or to learn more about the club should call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at 714-394-5885.  

Dues of $5 are now being accepted for 2023. Players can stop at the check-in desk before play begins next Tuesday to pay. 

-—Marilyn Chelsvig


Domestic short hair (mix). 1-year old Male, Black & White Tuxedo. House-trained, neutered and vaccinated. In-door cat. Call for details 626-617-9256.


Nu Kote 562-833-3911.  SB Business License 699080. Exp 4/26



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 3/15


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




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 5/03

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 3/01


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.  Exp 5/03


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 5/03


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

Exp 2/22


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture/drywall/cabinets/skylights/gates/frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. State Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 11/22/2023



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 4/19


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 11/29/2023

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.  Exp 3/01

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  Seal Beach Business License  AB0001.

Exp 3/01

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 4/12



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Exp 6/21


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



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003.   Exp 4/26/2023


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 2/22


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 5/03


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 4/12


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 3/01


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

Exp  4/12



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 4/19


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 2/22


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 2/22


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 4/05


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659 ,  (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 4/05


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 5/03


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

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

Exp 2/22



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 4/12


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/03/2024


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 3/15


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB Business License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.  Exp 3/01

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 3/15



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 4/19 



Your moving service, any size job.  Call/310-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 4/26


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Mid-Century Modern Furniture/Antiques/Stain-Glass Windows and Lamps/Miscellaneous-Collectibles/Vintage-Clothing/Jewelry/ETC. 562-243-7229  Exp 5/10


Single sofa-bed, barely-used. $800/Original, Asking/$400. Call 714-719-5707/Mutual-2


Carport-Sale. Thursday/February-16th and Friday/February-17th. Corner McKinney and Del Monte. Look/Watch for Signs.


Townie Electra Women’s-Cruiser Bike $200, includes Basket/Pump/Lock/Helmet. Excellent Condition/Hardly-Used. Call Dru at 562-900-6855.


Estate Sale. 13342 El Dorado Drive, Mutual-8/Unit-191H. Thursday/February-16th and Friday/February-17th, 9:00am-2:00pm. Electric-fireplace, recliner, glider-chair, sofa, coffee-tables, dining-table, kitchen-table, vintage dolls, dressers, nightstand, electric-bed, 2-lawyer bookcases, books, china-cabinet, knickknacks, plants. View pictures on Nextdoor and Marketplace Facebook under Category Furniture, Orange County. Please call if you unable to find the website pictures. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 or Kirk/858-232-3193. Seal Beach License GDD0001 POB 2069, Seal Beach, CA.


Glinda Davis Estate Sales: 1621 Interlachen Road, Mutual-11/Unit-265K.  February-16th and February-17th,  9:00am-2:00pm. Special two-bedroom home full of treasures. Tropical style with tasteful touches and furnishings throughout. Dano Frrucci ceramic mugs, unique framed prints, knickknacks, leather furniture, lamps, rugs, hand-decorated steamer trunk, specialized bookcases, exquisite framed mirrors, assorted medium-and high-end clothing including some mink articles. Patio furniture (glass-top table, chairs and assorted items). Carport storage unit items yet to be discovered. Look forward to visiting with you this Thursday and Friday. Contact: Glinda Davis. (714) 943-1818 and glinda davis@yahoo.com.


Estate Sale – 1123 Northwood Rd., Mutual 9 – 236A. Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday  Feb. 17 from 8:30-2:00. Brother Baby-Lock embroidery machine, hydraulic sewing cabinet, sewing/quilting supplies, contemporary chairs, media cabinet, kitchen island, buffet, fabulous decor items. Murphy bed, cal-king adjustable bed, dressers, costume jewelry, ladies clothing/shoes. Vacuums, exercise bike, tools, patio table/chairs, and lots more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, POB 427, Seal Beach License ESD0001.


Estate Sale Thursday/February-16th and Friday/February-17th/9:00am-2:00pm. 1631 Interlachen Road, Mutual-11/Unit-264H. Beautiful home with matching cream tall-dresser, dresser with/mirror-and-nightstand. Barstools/TV-stands/Antique-sewing-machine/Christmas/Grandfather-clock/Le-Creuset/Dutch-Ovens/lots-of-artificial-flowers/pots/pans/shredder/storage-containers/plants-and-more! Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise, POB 427, Seal Beach 90740. Seal Beach License 14206514. For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise 714-234-8842 by Wednesday. PLEASE bring your own boxes/bags.


Estate Sale Friday/February-17th & Saturday/February-18th/9:00am-1:00pm. 13600 El Dorado Drive/Mutual-4/Unit-37I. House is FULL! Call 714-833-9118 for entry through Leisure-World main gate. CA Business License A298186.


Fabric-Pieces for-Sale in Leisure-World (1 to 13’ yard). Cotton/flannel/knit/speciality. Also sewing/quilting/books-and-supplies. Call-for-appointment/503-559-3080. Exp 3/01


I specialize in improving strength, balance, posture, flexibility, and mobility • shoulders • back • hips • legs • core muscles. Call Howard • 516-659-3314.  SB Business License 14206682  Exp 3/01

Free Item

Light beige couch 70W x 35D in Mutual-6. Call AFTER 12:00pm 562-843-1770.