LWW Translate/Vie 02-29-24 Ed.

The Need for Speed

Radar captures data of 50K speeding vehicles, shows 18% of speeders traveled above 31 mph

by Emma DiMaggio

Communications Manager

Data from Leisure World’s speed radar signs show that 35% of vehicles are traveling above the community-wide 25 mile per hour speed limit.

 The speed radars signs were installed in November 2023 in an effort to remind drivers to slow down. The bright yellow signs, which are installed on North Del Monte Drive, North St. Andrews Drive and South St. Andrews Drive, display an approaching vehicle’s speed and flash when that speed exceeds 25 miles per hour. The signs also record passing speeds for later analysis. 

 Their installation was partly a response to chronic speeding within the community, which endangers pedestrians and other vehicles along the speeder’s path. A large body of research has shown that display boards of this type are effective in reducing vehicle speeds by up to 10 miles per hour. 

Since the three radar signs went live in December, they have recorded a total 52,737 vehicles traveling above Leisure World’s community-wide speed limit of 25 miles per hour. 

Of those vehicles traveling above the speed limit, 18% were traveling at or above 31 miles per hour—a total 9,975 drivers. 

From radar sign data, it is impossible to determine whether high-speed drivers were behind the wheel of an ambulance or a passenger vehicle. 

However, the data paints a picture of vehicular speed across Leisure World, which at times exceeded 45 miles per hour. 

 For example, in the span of two months, the radar sign on Canoe Brook Drive recorded 49 vehicles traveling at or above 40 miles per hour, nearly double the community speed limit. 

According to Security Director Victor Rocha, speed has been a contributing factor in some of the vehicle collisions inside the community, which have led to injuries of drivers, passengers and pedestrians. 

In 2021, speeding fatalities in the United States reached a 14-year high. That year, nearly one third of all traffic deaths in the United States were due in some part to speeding, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. 

The GRF Board has taken steps to slow down drivers. In addition to the speed radar signs, speed cushions were installed on northbound Del Monte Drive near Sunningdale Road in late December. Unlike speed bumps, speed cushions include wheel cut-outs to allow large vehicles like fire engines to pass unaffected, while reducing passenger car speeds. 

Safety isn’t the only dimension to this issue. In a Jan. 11 editorial, GRF Director Maureen Habel highlighted the fiscal impacts of unsafe driving. 

She explained that GRF’s insurance premiums had risen from $3.29 million to $5.49 million this year “primarily due to huge increases in liability and property damage coverage,” attributed in part to “claims due to motor vehicle accidents.”

The Seal Beach Police Department is solely responsible for enforcing speed limits in Leisure World. However, it is each person’s individual duty to follow traffic laws and do their part towards making Leisure World a safe place to live.



Free routine golf cart maintenance will be offered March 2

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Club will hold its quarterly Air & Water day on Saturday,  March 2, weather permitting. The popular maintenance event will be in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot from  8:30-10 a.m. Club member volunteers will check tire pressure and battery levels and fill them as needed.

Many LW residents find these important activities difficult to accomplish. However, ignoring these two maintenance items can lead to blowouts, premature tire wear, steering accidents and golf carts not starting or stalling in traffic.

There is never a charge for this valuable service, and all LW cart owners are urged to participate. Club membership is not required.

Entrance to the cart line-up will be on the exit/alley roadway that connects North Gate Road on the east side of Clubhouse 3. 

Club volunteers and Security staff will post directional signs and help maintain order. For more information, contact  Rollin’ Thunder Golf Club President Tom Davis at 562-431-6859.



Pop-up vote center coming to CH 6 

The Orange County Registrar of Voters will set up a pop-up voting location in Leisure World on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot. 

At the pop-up location, people can register to vote, cast a ballot, drop off a vote-by-mail ballot and take advantage of the county’s language and accessibility services. 

People can also drop off their vote-by-mail ballots in the official ballot  drop box located near the GRF Administration Building across from the Amphitheater bus hub. 

The last day to vote in the Presidential Primary Election is Monday, March 5. 

For more information on Pop-Up Vote Centers for the 2024 Presidential Primary Election, visit www.ocvote.gov/pop-up. 

The OC Registrar started processing vote-by-mail ballots on Feb. 6. The votes cannot be tallied or released until March 5 at 8 p.m. 

People who require a replacement vote-by-mail ballot due to damage or accidental marking can get one in-person at the Registrar of Voters, 1300 S. Grand Ave., Building C, Santa Ana, 92705. 

As of Feb. 20, 1.8 million people were registered to vote in Orange County. People who missed the regular voter-registration deadline  can still vote in the 2024 Presidential Primary Election. California permits same-day registration and voting, also known as Conditional Voter Registration. 

Voters can fill out a conditional voter registration form in-person at the Registrar of Voters or at any Vote Center. After completing the conditional voter registration form, the voter will be issued a provisional ballot. Those who complete the  form online must go to the Registrar of Voters’ office or a Vote Center to complete the registration process.

For more information, visit ocvote.gov/registration/conditional-voter-registration or call the Voter Assistance Hotline at 714-567-7600 or 888-OCVOTES.


CH 1 renovations on schedule

Clubhouse 1 renovations are nearly complete and the clubhouse is expected to reopen today, Feb. 29, weather permitting. The clubhouse was closed in early Feburary and clubs that typically meet there were temporarily relocated. The renovations include complete interior and exterior painting.


Senior Transportation Shuttle

The City of Seal Beach Senior Transportation Services program provides two free transportation programs for Seal Beach residents ages 60 and over: the Senior Transportation Shuttle and the Dial-A-Ride Program, provided by the California Yellow Cab.

Only registered users can partake in the fixed-route shuttle and Dial-a-Ride service.  To register as a new rider,  download the application online at shorturl.at/cBEZ0, and provide a copy of a photo ID showing proof of Seal Beach residency and date of birth.  This identification can be in a form of a CA driver’s license, CA ID Card, or a Golden Rain Foundation ID card.

For more information, contact Tatiana Marocco at 562-431-2527, ext. 1307, or tmarocco@sealbeachca.gov.


LW Discovery Tour

The Great LW Discovery Tour will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with the grand finale starting at 2. 

A total 63 clubs have committed to the event that will give residents, especially those who don’t typically take advantage of LW amenities, an opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities. 

The vendors who have signed up for Clubhouses 2 or 4 are providing fabulous prizes throughout the day as well as the grand finale closing ceremonies at Veterans Plaza. A variety of food trucks, plus live entertainment, will be available between Clubhouses 3 and 4. 

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

Clubs may hold their own raffles and offer their creations for sale as well. 

Tour guides, supplied by the Theater Club and Recreation ambassadors, posted in each venue, will make sure attendees are guided to each club’s spot.

Some clubs will simply have a table display with information, handouts, or prizes. Others will put on more elaborate presentations. Most clubs will be staged at Clubhouse 3, but others will be situated in their usual clubhouse.

CH 1: Shuffleboard Club, Paws Claws and Beaks Club, Ladies Q Club, Woodshop, Community Karaoke, LW Aloha Cub

CH 2:  LW Pool Club, LW Pickleball Club, On Stage: Abilene

CH 3: LW Bocce Club, Quilting Bees, LW Genealogy Club, LW Opera Club, Impaired Vision & Hearing Club, Korean American Association, LW Orchestra, Golden Age Foundation, Balance and Stability Club, Video Producers Club, LW Drone Club, Photo Arts Club, Garden Club, LW Cribbage Club, LW Tournament Poker, Scrabble Club, Sunshine Club, Filipino Association of Leisure World, LW Women’s Club, Dancing Feet Club, American Legion/Auxiliary Post 327, LW Democratic Club, America First Republican Club, Seniors for Peace Club, California Retired Teachers, Leisure World Al Anon, Love Weaving Baskets, Let the Good Times Roll, Good News Singers, LW Chess Club, Music CDs for Seniors, Rainbow Sisters, LW Red Hat Society, Humanist Association of LW, American Latino Club, LW French Club, Vietnamese Club, Amateur Radio Club, Emergency Information Council, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), LW Culinary Club

Adjacent: LW Library, Friends of the Library

CH 4: LW Art League, Claytime Ceramics, Clay Crafters, Lapidary and Jewelry Club, On Stage: Velvetones Ballroom Orchestra

CH 6: LW Table Tennis Club, LW Zumba, Joyful Line Dance, Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club

Amenity Hub: LW Women’s Golf Club, LW Men’s Golf Club


Free Bulky Item Drop-off Event

The City of Seal Beach will hold a “Dump Day” on Saturday, March 9, in the Public Works Yard located at 1776 Adolfo Lopez Dr., Seal Beach, CA 90740, from 8-11 a.m. or until intake capacity is reached.

Residents may drop off bulky household waste at no cost. Staff will be on site to collect household items that are too bulky for residential garbage bins, such as mattresses, furniture and toys. 

Salvageable items will be kept out of the landfill and donated to Goodwill. 

Donations of new and gently used clothing, household items, and more can also be given directly to Goodwill at the event. 

This event is organized to further Caltrans’ goal of keeping California’s highways litter-free as part of the Clean California Initiative. 

The event is being held in partnership with Caltrans, Republic Services and Goodwill. 

The following items will not be accepted at this event:

• Hazardous materials (batteries, paints, oils, chemicals, pesticides, smoke detectors, fluorescent lights, etc.)

• E-waste or universal waste (anything with a circuit board or battery)

• Concrete, dirt, rocks, brick, asphalt, or sand

• Treated wood

• Tires

For more information, contact Lauren Barich in the City Manager’s Office at 562-431-2527, ext. 1336, or email lbarich@sealbeachca.gov.





The driver’s license renewal test is offered on the DMV website, and it is very easy. You must pay the $45 fee online; be sure to print a receipt to take with you to the DMV, along with copies of any other online preparation.

The online test consists of several easy tutorials, each followed by a short quiz on the information given in that tutorial. (I took notes.)

I thought there would be a cumulative test after the last quiz, but the last quiz was the end of the test.

You get the quiz results immediately, but it takes a few days for the test result to be accessible in your file in the system (probably the usual seven to 10 working days).

With an appointment—after an eye test, a new photo and a computerized ID check-—I was in and out of the Long Beach office in about 45 minutes. 

The staff there were very friendly, professional and efficient.

D. Thackrey

Mutual 15



As I write this, it is the 15th anniversary of a devastating fire in Mutual 8 that destroyed the entire building to various degrees, displaced all residents for close to a year and took the life of my father, Ray Morey.

Contrary to stories that have circulated for years that it started by smoking, my dad didn’t smoke. 

The truth is the fire investigator pinpointed it to a specific area, which is exactly where I left him one hour earlier on the couch with a heating pad.

The heating pad overheated, causing a pillow to catch fire while he was asleep on the couch. 

Miraculously, although he severely burned, he was able to go to a few neighbors waking them up and warning them of the fire. I’m sure he saved lives by doing that. 

I’m writing this in honor of my dad, to encourage everyone to get rid of any old heating pads or electric blankets that don’t have the automatic shut-off feature and purchase one that does. 

Pam Bartleson

Mutual 6



Your headline in last week’s paper (Feb. 15) below the fold read “New signage clarifies entry lanes at main gate.” I beg to differ. 

I had four visitors in the first two days of the new system and not one knew what RF ID meant. These are smart, educated people who could not decipher the signage, which exasperates the gridlock. So, I respectfully disagree that it clarifies much of anything at the main gate. How about “Residents with RFID”?  

 Gina Kano

Mutual 15



My questions concern two incidents on Feb. 10 concerning entering through the St. Andrews Gate and through the North Gate. 

In the first case, I approached the guard station at St. Andrews while riding my bike in the lane for automobile traffic. 

Then I stopped close to the guard to show him my GRF membership ID card. The guard instructed me to use the pedestrian gate in the future. 

Later that day, I approached the North Gate as a pedestrian walking my bike on the sidewalk on the south side of North Gate Road. I attempted to open the automated pedestrian gate by inserting my GRF membership ID card into the card reader. 

After two futile attempts, the guard on duty noticed my difficulty, telling me “it doesn’t work,” then directed me to carefully enter LW using the outbound traffic lane. 

I appreciated this advice because I was able to avoid a long line of cars waiting to enter LW through the automotive gate. Two general questions: Which GRF employee (or governing body or committee) has responsibility for establishing GRF policy for a resident entering on a bicycle? Which GRF employee (or governing body or committee) has responsibility for getting the pedestrian gate repaired? I can only guess it might be Executive Director, or Security Services Director, or Security Services Manager, or Physical Property Manager, or the GRF Governing Board.

 Mark Youngs

Mutual 8

Editor’s Note: GRF policy does not specify how bicycles may enter the community, and they do access through the pedestrian gates or in traffic lanes. The North Gate pedestrian gate is now in operation. It was briefly out of commission due to the back order of parts needed for the repair, according to Mark Weaver, senior director of facilities for the Physical Property department.  



As residents at LWSB, we have witnessed several updates and renovations in our village. Lots of high-dollar spending, all geared to improve the community experience. I appreciate that. 

Unfortunately, it’s becoming more difficult to support and/or understand some of these huge ticket expenditures, all within a short period of time. 

The effect: significant drains of GRF funds. The result: consistent, increased monthly assessment fees for shareholders who rely on fixed incomes. 

It’s time to prioritize and curtail big spending and make a shift toward budget preservation for those “unexpected” events, i.e. insurance rate hikes and possible repercussions from increased deductibles.

Phones, buses, community gardens, ineffective speed bumps and, of course…wait for it…Proptia, a system that leaves  me frustrated as I try to justify the expense, questioning the improvement.

Increased wait times and entry lines to LW test my patience.

It’s time to hold GRF accountable. 

Challenge it to make mindful, conservative, timely decisions when it comes to our budget. 

After all, these decisions effect how we, as shareholders, are left to manage our own monthly, household budgets!

Carla Lolkus

Mutual 4



Call for candidates for the GRF Board of Directors, even-numbered Mutuals only

The election cycle for the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors representing Mutual 2 (two seats) and Mutuals 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 (one seat) began in February. A Mutual Board of Directors may appoint a nominating committee for the purpose of recommending a candidate for election, who will be given candidate instructions by the Stock Transfer Office. Candidates may also self-nominate. A candidate may be a member who is an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation; any City Council; Orange County Board of Supervisors; City of Seal Beach or the County of Orange Planning Commission. A member of any entity or partnership or an officer or director of any corporation engaged in supplying material or labor to GRF is 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.

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 excluding non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines, remove assessments, costs levied by a third party, or if the member has paid regular or special assessments under protest per Civil Code Section 5658,  has entered into and is currently on a payment plan, or if the member has not been provided with the opportunity to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (IDR). Candidates must be members of GRF for at least one year. Renters/lessees of a unit within a Mutual are not eligible.

Each candidate is required to submit a 300-word or (more/less), single-sided statement to the Stock Transfer Office, written in compliance with the election rules and 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.

Candidates should refer to GRF By-laws, Article Six, Section One, and complete an Eligibility Disclaimer. Application for Candidacy forms and GRF Directors Handbooks are available in the Stock Transfer Office in the Administration Building, and should be submitted by Friday, Mar. 29, 4:30 p.m.


Public Comments at GRF Meetings

California law requires the Board to establish reasonable time limits for members to speak at meetings. (Civ. Code Sec. 4925(b).), and how the Board responds to questions or concerns; most often the Board is unable to respond (Civ. Code Sec. 4930.). 

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

To address the Board, submit a comment card at the meeting before it is called to order. Members may email correspondence to the executive coordinator at grfboardaction@lwsb.com.


Monthly bus tours for new residents

The GRF Transportation Department conducts monthly 1.5-hour bus tours of Leisure World on Tuesdays for new and recently moved-in residents.

Stock Transfer can book tours when new buyers check in, or people can schedule one at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/NewMemberBusTours@lwsb.com/bookings/. 

For more information, contact Melissa Gomez at melissag@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 2326, or Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 2398.


Mutual Meetings Schedule

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

Tues., Mar. 5 Mutual 17

Conference Room B/Zoom…1:30 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 6 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4………………………..1:30 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 8 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Wed., Mar. 6 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4………………………..1:30 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 8 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom………9 a.m.

Mon., Mar. 11 Mutual 9

Conference Room B/Zoom………9 a.m.

Tues., Mar. 12 Mutual 16

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Wed., Mar. 13 Mutual 4 (open forum 8:30 a.m.)

Conference Room B/Zoom……8:45 a.m.

Thurs., Mar. 14 Mutual 12

Conference Room B/Zoom………9 a.m.


GRF Meetings Schedule

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

Tues., Mar. 5 Facilities Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom………10 a.m.

Thurs., Mar. 7 Operation Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom………10 a.m.

Tues., Mar. 12 Member Services Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom…..10 a.m.

Thurs., Mar. 14 Administration Committee Meeting

Conference Room A/Zoom……..10 a.m.

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


Mutual election cycle begins; Directors are needed to serve

The community unity of Leisure World Seal Beach is a direct result of volunteer work by Mutual and GRF Board members duly elected to serve their Mutuals and residents. 

This community was founded on the premise that the Mutual Boards and the elected Board of Directors work alongside on day-to-day operations of each Mutual Corporation. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—the shareholders, whereas the Board of Directors finds solutions to existing problems. 

Leisure World Seal Beach has many residents with experience in various fields who could make a difference by becoming a candidate for a director’s position on their Mutual’s Board of Directors. The schedule above indicates each Mutual’s annual meeting and election date, and the deadlines to apply for candidacy. 

Those who are interested or have any questions about becoming a candidate for election to their Mutual’s Board of Directors can call 562-431-6586, ext. 2329. 

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



CERT training starts March 12

The LW Community Emergency Response Team (LW CERT) will hold a training on March 12. Classes are held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks.

The LW CERT Team is a club of residents who are trained to help themselves and others in an emergency. During the training, residents are taught to:

• Plan for emergencies, power outages, and earthquakes.

• Protect themselves and others by learning skills such as basic first aid, using a fire extinguisher, and reacting in an emergency.

• Recover and get back on their feet after a disaster.

For more information,  contact Eloy Gomez at 562-431-6586, ext. 2356, or email eloyg@lwsb.com.


American Legion Auxiliary Fashion Show

The last day to buy tickets for the American Legion Auxiliary’s fashion show, luncheon and raffle is Friday, March 1. To purchase tickets, call Rose Marie Sprague at 714-742-8362. The event will be held on March 9 in Clubhouse 2 at 11 a.m. The club will provide a shuttle at clubhouse 4 for overflow parking.



Join the free cyber security lecture

There will be a free lecture on cyber security by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, Long Beach on March 19 at 2 p.m. The program will be held at the Alpert Jewish Community Center located at 3801 E. Willow Street in Long Beach.

The lecture will be presented by Dave Babcock and Chris Hodek, of the LA County District Attorney Cyber Investigation Response Team, the US Secret Service Cyber Task Force, and the LA Sheriff’s Identity Theft Task Force. Their presentation will provide attendees with immediate actionable techniques to better defend against cyber criminals.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by March 15 to barbaraonthehill@verizon.net.


Golden Age Foundation

Next shredding service will be held on March 12

The next Golden Age Foundation  (GAF) shredding service will be held on Tuesday, March 12, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon.

To make sure the shredding service runs smoothly, the GAF asks residents to follow these guidelines: 

• Do not arrive earlier than 10 a.m.; no one will be there to guard dropped off documents. 

• Place documents to be shredded in paper bags in the passenger seat and stay in the car. A GAF volunteer will get the bags from the car. 

• Once the truck arrives, drop off bags and leave. Waiting with documents or forming a line is not allowed.

• The GAF will only accept untied plastic or paper bags; no cardboard boxes. 

• Magazines, newspapers, electronic devices and X-rays will not be accepted.

• Remove staples and paper clips from all documents before the event.

• Contaminated bags will be turned away.

Donations are welcome.

For more information about the event or the Golden Age Foundation, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org, or  text President Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


LW Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club of Leisure World will meet Tuesday, March 5, in Clubhouse 2  at 1 p.m. The club’s live entertainer this month is Abbit The Average. 

As one of the most requested comedy acts in Southern California, the comedy magic and juggling variety show presented by Abbit The Average is a clean, high-energy, something-for-everyone performance with audience participation. Highlights include slow-motion juggling and an illusion that makes his head grow right before your eyes. 

When he steps off the stage, Abbit The Average performs as a mobile mirth and mischief maker, a one-of-a-kind strolling performer who combines hilarious physical and prop comedy with magic, juggling and non-stop shenanigans. It’s unscripted, interactive and fun for all.

During the meeting, the club will also present a check to the Seal Beach McGaugh School Parent Teacher Association.

The Woman’s Club offers members entertainment, fun, food and a way to help support the community. Those  who want to receive more information about the club should contact Kathy Russell at 949-293-7517.


Humanist Association

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet on Sunday, March 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 10:30 a.m.-noon.

After a brief talk,  President Dave Silva will lead a discussion on why discussing religion and certain political topics have become social taboos. Over the course of history, humans have created over a thousand gods and variations of religion. They cannot all be true, and yet, to criticise the validity of any religion has become socially unacceptable for many religious people. 

Religious arguments have also shaped the politics related to abortion, the death penalty and the teaching of science in schools.  Humanists believe that if people use religious arguments to defend actions that affect everyone, then they must not say opponents cannot criticise the validity of their beliefs.  In a free country, freedom of expression is important to arrive at what is true.

—Dave Silva



Alex Lopez and Bob Groncki were assisted by Shery Wells and Cheryl Falconer in signing up for the Ralphs Community Rewards Program. The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will have a booth to help people sign up for the program on March 20 in Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m. The GAF would like to thank everyone who visited to sign up and those who continue to shop at the Ralphs to help raise funds for the GAF through the program.


Sunshine Club

Dr. Megan Mar, a physical therapist, will speak at the Sunshine Club meeting on Friday, March 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

Mar received her doctorate of physical therapy from Chapman University. She is certified as an advanced vestibular physical therapist to address dizziness and balance. She treats patients at Complete Balance Solutions Clinic for various neurological disorders. Mar is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized training program for people with Parkinson’s disease. Mar is passionate about patient education and fall prevention, speaking to community groups. 

All residents are welcome to join. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Help is here to file your taxes

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

Appointments are required. Call 562-596-1987 and leave a name and telephone number.  A volunteer will call back to schedule 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.  

People should bring the following documents to appointment, if applicable: social security card, government/Leisure World ID, 1099 forms for interests, dividends, pensions and IRA distributions; 1099-B and cost of stocks/bonds sold; W-2 forms, 1095-A, a list of itemized deductions; copy of the 2022 federal and state returns; and a copy of a check for a direct deposit. 

Note that individuals with rental property or a net loss from self-employment are out of scope for this program.  


Korean American Association

Tax preparation for Korean speakers available

The Korean American Association will provide free tax preparation today, Feb. 29, from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.

Those who made less than $80,000 in 2023 can receive  help from IRS tax experts to file for free and potentially receive a tax refund.

The Good Hands Foundation volunteers will prepare tax reports for  LW residents. Most of the volunteers are Korean bankers who have passed the IRS exam and are familiar with tax law.

To make a reservation for the service, call the Korean American Association  at 714-713-0167.


Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The primary election is Tuesday, March 5. Anyone who needs assistance voting or wants more information about candidates can contact a member of the LW Democratic Club board by calling 562-296-8521 or 1-805-588-5141. All voters are invited to visit the club’s hospitality and information booth outside Clubhouse 6. It will be open today, Feb. 29, and on Election Day from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The vote for Central Committee members is important for a number of reasons. This committee has the responsibility of making the Democratic Party’s endorsement decisions in local political races such as those for school boards, city councils and county Board of Supervisors. They are also the body that charters local Democratic clubs including Leisure World.

The LW Democratic Board recommends voters join them in supporting the following persons for election to the OC Central Committee: Faye Hezar, Jonathan Adler, Gina Clayton Tarvin, Anita Narayana, Bethany Webb  and Parshan Khosravi.

Voting for Superior Court judges can be the most difficult section of the ballot. The Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) has released its rating for local judges seeking election. A copy of the report is available by emailing lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com or calling 562-296-8521. 

The election to replace termed-out Andrew Do as the District 1 representative on the Board of Supervisors continues to receive attention. If a candidate secures more than 50% of the vote in the primary, there will be no runoff in the November General Election. Frances Marquez is the Democratic Party endorsed candidate in this race.

Voters can post their ballot in the Voter Drop Box located in the Amphitheater parking lot at 13531 St. Andrews Drive. Completed ballots can also be turned in at the vote center located at the fire station outside of the North Gate beginning Saturday, March 2. 

Democrats and supporters can subscribe to the club’s newsletter by emailing mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or calling Mary Larson at 562-296-8521.


Recycle batteries on March 19 in CH 2

The Golden Age Foundation’s  (GAF) battery recycling service returns on Tuesday, March 19, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon.  GRF ID is required.

GAF will collect approved batteries including alkaline, carbon zinc, nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, lithium ion, lithium metal, silver oxide, button cell batteries and all other dry cell batteries. 

People are asked to place each lithium battery in a separate bag in accordance to recycling requirements.

It is important to recycle batteries instead of throwing them in the dumpster to keep LW waste fees low and keep the planet clean. 

For more information, call Carl Kennedy at 661-810-9410.


LW Birthday

The Sunshine Club wished a happy 100th birthday to Mutual 6 resident Leona Hasegawa on Feb. 19. The Sunshine Club celebrated with orchids and a box of See’s Candies. She regularly attends the Sunshine Club Friday meetings each week. Leona is involved in many activities like clogging, the Hui O Hula Club and line dancing.


Seniors for Peace

How to make the most of retirement

The Seniors for Peace  Club will meet on Thursday, March 7, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The featured speaker will be Dave Silva. He will talk about the concept of retirement, how it evolved and how to make it productive and fulfilling. Retirees should always keep learning, being involved in the world around them, and doing new things.

Silva has lived in Leisure World for the past 24 years. During that time he has been president of the Democratic Club, run for the State Assembly in 2004, and served on the executive board of the Orange County Democratic Party. He has also been president of the Pool Club and Bowling Club, and for the past six years has served as president of the Humanist Association, presenting programs on building a better society. He is the author of “Searching for Utopia,” which explores humanity’s search for that better life.

Prior to moving to Leisure World, Silva’s background ranges from science fiction fandom to being a tournament chess player, teaching a college course  called “A Brief History of Science Fiction” and teaching chess to third and fourth graders. 

All residents and guests are invited to attend. Call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040 for more information.


American Latino Club

The American Latino Club will meet on Thursday, March 14, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the Loft Hawaiian Grill in Cypress. Eloy Gomez from the LW Community Response Team ( LW CERT) will speak .

The three lunch choices are a grilled chicken teriyaki plate, grilled beef teriyaki plate and a Kahlua pork plate. Each plate comes with rice, ramen cabbage and macaroni salad. The cost is $15 per member and  $17 per guest. Dessert, beverages, coffee and tea will be included. 

Members and guests who bring their own lunch will be asked to pay $5 but must inform Treasurer Myriam Klotz in advance by calling 714- 746-9626. Beverages and dessert are included in the $5 charge.  

Payments must be sent to Klotz, either by U.S. mail or by dropping it off in her mailbox at 13940 Thunderbird Drive, 6-G.  Checks can be made payable to the American Latino Club.  The deadline for payment is Monday, March 11. Members will receive either a phone call or email with the details. Unless the annual membership of $10 has been paid, people will be considered a guest. 

There will also be a 50/50 raffle at the event, and  video featuring a Latin American country at each meeting. This month, the club will learn about the territory of Puerto Rico. 

The American Latino Club will be on hiatus in April and therefore will not meet.



Carl Hatheway

Carl Hatheway passed away on Feb. 11 at his home in Leisure World, surrounded by his wife and family. He was 92 years old. He had lived in Leisure World for 16 years, and developed his beloved Velvetones during this time. 

He was born in Oakland, California, and lived there until he was about 12. His parents then moved back to their roots in Denver, Colorado. 

After he graduated from West High School, he went to work for Western Electric. There, he met Jonie Niles from East High School. They were married two years later and soon after moved to Phoenix, Arizona. 

They eventually had two sons and three daughters. After about 10 years they moved to beautiful Santa Barbara, California. 

He was always involved in music; mostly in church. In Santa Barbara he developed a graded chord program that led to him working for churches full time in the Bay Area for about five years. He eventually went back to secular work.

The family then moved to Southern California, settling in West Covina where he worked for GTE and created his 40 Something Band. 

He moved to Leisure World in 2009. He started his Velvetones Band a few years later and had a wonderful time serving the community. 

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, five children, 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.

As a family, we have hope of glory, we will all be together again.




Velvetones will perform March 3

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing big band swing and jazz standards—music for dreaming and dancing. They’ll return to Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, March 3, from 6-9 p.m. On March 17, they will play in Clubhouse 2 to make room for the GRF St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance in Clubhouse 4. 

Later in the month, the Cabaret Entertainers will present Vinyl Rock on Saturday, March 16, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band consisting of eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and Motown tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The show is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18).

Rounding out the month, Abilene will host its monthly dance on Saturday, March 23, in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m.

Abilene is Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for over 20 years. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music goes till 9.



Enjoy a mixer and line dancing March 5

It’s time to wear green as the Dancers & Mixers dance will be held Tuesday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Leprechauns will be present ready to dance to the live music from wee lass Linda Herman. People can rest assured  that there will be dancing to lots of Irish tunes in ballroom dance style. 

Partners are not needed as there is a mixer and some line dancing. People are encouraged to bring their favorite snacks and beverages. The band leader enjoys a Guinness as does the greeter at the door.

Everyone is welcome. There is no charge. There are no dues. Donations are always appreciated. Bring a fun spirit as the Dancers & Mixers is about providing an enjoyable evening out. For more information, call 562-431-1257.



Helen Elich was the lucky raffle winner at the LW Art League meeting on Feb. 13. Anne Kupillas was the guest demonstration artist and she donated one of her original paintings as the raffle prize. The Art League will meet March 12 in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.


Grab ‘n’ Go  Food Schedule:  Feb. 29-March 6

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

Monday: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ at Clubhouse 6—No preorders are accepted. For the full menu, visit shorturl.at/dnpH5. The truck will be on site from 3-6 p.m. Only cards are accepted. 

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

Wednesday: The Empanada Maker Clubhouse 6—Preorder by calling 949-524-3145 or buy on site. See the full menu at www.theempanadamaker.com/menu.

On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m. on. Regular bus service is available before 4:30; and weekends on-call any time. 

Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 2379. Vendors are subject to change. 

For updates, sign up for LW Live email notifications by visiting www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Salsa is at 2, followed by a continuation of The Hustle at 3. Beginners are welcome. 

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

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



Tickets on sale for festive evening

GRF’s fourth annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance will be held Sunday, March 17. 

Clubhouse 4 will fill with the aroma of corned beef and cabbage, baby carrots and roasted red potatoes, a Sonoma salad dressed with a raspberry vinaigrette and brownies, all catered by Country Gardens. Strains of Irish music will be provided by an authentic Celtic band.

This year, GRF is bringing back Sportive Tricks, a Celtic band with a kick. From time-honored sing-alongs and sea chanteys, to covers with a twist and original songs, the seven members of Sportive Tricks each bring their own voices, instrumental talents, experience and energy for a toe-tapping good time. The band received rave reviews after their 2023 performance.

Tickets are available now at the Recreation Office, located in Building 5. Tickets are $45 or $325 for a table of eight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The band performs from 6-8 and it’s sure to be a  blast.

For more information, contact Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com or call 562-431-6586, ext. 2326 or 2398.


Community Karaoke

On Feb. 21, 35 anxious folks awaited their call to the mic to entertain the audience at the Community Karaoke Club’s weekly karaoke night. Erika Greenwood’s daughter, Yvonne, grabbed attention singing “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” A newbie to karaoke was Marianne Bartel with the fun song “Yakety Yak.” Holding an umbrella, William Young did a lively “Singing in the Rain.”  Mariza Joaqiun got people moving with “I Will Survive.” A Beatles number, “Old Brown Shoe,” was a good song for Bob Barnum. Kyung Ju sang a lovely Celine Dion hit. At ease, Vinny Correnti delivered “Black Velvet.”  Essie Hicks wowed the group with her emotional song choices.

The club’s temporary quarters in Clubhouse 4 has worked out well. The room was filled with a cheerful gathering of folks greeting and encouraging each other with their smiles and applause. The club’s songbooks are packed with the top hits of great artists. Singers can rehearse a number on Monday in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m., or join the party each Wednesday evening in Clubhouse 4.  

—Margie Thompson


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (2nd floor).  For March the classes are: West Coast swing at 9, followed by Rumba at 10. Each class is $7 per person.  The class participants vote on new dance topics every month.   

Prior dance experience is not necessary and partners are not required.  For more information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314.


Photo Arts Club

At the Feb. 8 Photo Arts Club meeting, Ziggy Romano showed photos that had been sent in for the week’s theme, shapes. He commented on the importance of cropping, the possibility of changing the photos to black-and-white, the effect of different filters, enhancement through saturation, and more. He also showed members several examples of interesting hidden messages contained in commercial signs.

President Regine Schumacher announced that the Photo Arts Club will take part in the Great LW Discovery Tour, a huge event in LW planned for April 6, in order to showcase the club. The club plans on displaying photos. Ziggy Romano will take portrait photos of visitors and as a raffle prize he is offering a one-hour formal portrait session.

People who have hangers at home and are not using them are requested to return them to the club.

Les Coombes shared several photos of interest and described his process in creating the photos and the location where they were taken.

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The assignment is to take nighttime photos with a camera/iPhone. People should send their three favorite photos to Ben Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com before March 11 to be shown at the meeting. People can also bring photos of their choice to be displayed and to be commented on.

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



The SongBirdz perform Tuesday evenings from 4-6 in front of Clubhouse 6. The duo, made up of Nina De Rosa and Pam Krug, perform eclectic folk guitar music.


GRF Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

The second annual GRF Spring Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, in Clubhouse 2 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Arts & Crafts Festival is held for the purpose of encouraging the creative talents of LW members. In 2023, Recreation added a festival in the spring to augment its traditional Fall Arts & Crafts Festival as demand has increased.  

While invited to exhibit their products, participants must adhere to guidelines established in Golden Rain Policy 1481; items for sale at the festival must have been made by the shareholder/member. No manufactured articles may be sold.  

Each seller must live in Leisure World and must be a GRF member to qualify as an exhibitor of sale items at the festival. People are invited to come and support their fellow residents.

Artisans who wish to participate can sign up at Clubhouse 2 on Wednesday, March 20 from 7-9 a.m. A full table is $10 but may be shared with another participant for $5.



Club holds coin auctions, raffles

The LW Coin Club will meet Wednesday, March 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. Members can participate in door prizes, refreshments, coin auctions, coin raffles and group discussions regarding currency and coins. Refreshments will be provided. Leisure World residents can have coins evaluated at no cost.


Hui O Hula 

Feb. 19 marked Mutual 6 shareholder Leona Hasagawa’s 100th time around the sun. Her daughter Ellen Ng and son William Hasegawa honored her with a huge celebration in Clubhouse 4.  

Over 150 of her best friends from her hula, line dance, tap and Sunshine Club, as well as her family, were there. With a century’s worth of wisdom and experiences, Hasagawa has a forever sunny disposition and a heart of gold. Jojo Weingart called Hasagawa, “among the most extraordinary persons anyone has ever met.”

For hula class information, contact 562-431-2242 or email jojo@huiohula.com.

—Jojo Weingart


Let the Good Times Roll Club

A joyous celebration of everything Irish will be held Saturday, March 16, in Clubhouse 2 at the St. Patty’s Day Eve Dinner Dance hosted by the Let the Good Times Roll Club. Corned beef on rye sandwiches will be catered by Ralph’s with Boar’s Head corned beef. Coleslaw and chips will complete the plate and there will be beverages including non-alcoholic green punch, coffee, and bottled water.  Ice and cups will be available. Dessert will be green ice cream, either pistachio almond or mint chocolate chip.  Guests may bring additional beverages and snacks if they choose.  

After dinner rock and roll music will be played by the Legends of Rock Dance Band, led by Jon Pearlstone.  Tickets are $22.50 each and a table of eight can be purchased for $160.  To order tickets or reserve a specific table, call Martha Destra at 562-225-0037. Tickets are required to attend. If Destra’s line is busy, leave a voicemail.



Member videos shown on SBTV

Members of the Video Producers Club submit television programming to the local Seal Beach community channel.

The cable community channel is Seal Beach Community TV, which is available to view throughout the world.

People who have a Roku stick or Roku Smart TV can use the Roku app for Seal Beach Community TV to see current programs being broadcast. 

Most programs are in high definition video with good audio, very much better than the standard definition video currently shown on cable TV. 

—Ivy Kung



Tournament Poker Club

Rolnick brothers go head-to-head at final table

Those who would like to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em for a $5 buy-in can  play Saturday, March 2, with the Tournament Poker Club. Regular tournaments are on the first three Saturdays of every month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6.
Registration begins at 10 a.m., along with treats and coffee. Cards are in the air at 10:30. There is no late seating. 

The club had a great turnout on Feb. 16 for the last tournament of the month. A great time was had by all 42 participants whether they won or lost. As the winners of their original tables, the final table players were: Jeff Rolnick, first place; Marvin Rolnick, second; Tony Canfora, third; Debbie Barner, fourth; Wendy Wu, fifth. Play continued until the Rolnick brothers were head’s up. This was the first time in recent memory that two brothers went head-to-head at the final table. 

The flop was 10-4-9. Holding 7-9, Marvin went all in with a pair of 9s, and Jeff called with A-4. The turn was another A, giving Jeff a larger pair of A-A. The river card was a 3, which didn’t change the outcome, giving Jeff the winning hand.

Jeff has lived in Leisure World and been a member of the poker club for four years. This was his first final table win.
In addition to tournament poker, Jeff plays poker in several clubs and pickleball here in Leisure World. He also likes going hiking and to the beach.

—Deborah Barner


Yahtzee Club to meet March 1 in Clubhouse 1

The Yahtzee Club will meet March 1 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a halftime social. The club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. 

The objective of Yahtzee is to score points by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. 

Feb. 16 winners: Marilyn Moody and Sandy Weisenstein, most Yahtzees; Mary Milhone, high score; Julie Milburn, low score; Joyce Ingram, door prize. 

For more information, contact Diane Seeger at 562-533-5997.

—Joyce Ingram


Pinochle Club

The Pinochle Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 from noon-4 p.m.

Jan. 22 winners: Ruth Bonnema, 12,700, first place; Mary Luongo, 12,230, second; Dolores Cook, 11,940, third; Chung He, 11,500, fourth.

Jan. 25 winners: Dolores Cook, 11,800, first place; Kathie Ho, 11,140, second; Ruth Bonnema, 11,020, third; Andy Nasatiu, fourth.

Jan. 27 winners: Nita Dixon, 10,120, first place; Diana Lambert, 9,430, second; Curtis Rogers, 8,220, third; Julia Frotag, 7,840, fourth.

Jan. 29 winners: Marge Dodero, 12,620, first place; Don Walton, 12,250, second; Jim Campbell, 11,440, third, Ruth Bonnema, 11,370, fourth.

Feb. 9 winners: Antonia Zupancich, 12,180, first place; Alma Zamzov, 11,980, second; Roberta Johnson, 11,740, third; Don Krammer, 11,700, fourth.

Feb. 10 winners: Peggy Kaspar, 10,030, first place; Jim Campbell, 9,760, second; Curt Rogers, 9,630, third; Donna Gorman, 9,540, fourth.

Feb. 12 winners: Roberta Johnson, 12,930, first place; Don Krammer, 11,420, second; Don Walton, 10,380, third; Lynne Sorum, 10,530, fourth.


Cribbage Club meets in CH 4

The Cribbage Club is meeting in Clubhouse 4 during the renovations to Clubhouse 1. Meetings are Tuesdays at noon with refreshments served from noon-12:15. Anyone arriving by 12:15 is assured a place to play. A total of seven games are played. Yearly dues are $5 and $1 is collected each week to play.

Alma Zamzow provided cupcakes, ice cream and chocolates in celebration of her birthday. Alma along with Margaret Smith served the refreshments. The club wishes Alma a happy birthday and thanks the ladies for their service.

Winners for the week include: Cleo Looney, first place with a perfect score of 847, earning her another star; Alma Zamzow, 826, second; Mike Rosu, 823, third; Candy Meyers, 814, fourth. Dave LaCascia finished with no wins.

For more information call Marilyn Chelsvig at 562-279-5665.

—Mary Holder


Duplicate Bridge Club

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

Feb. 12 winners (eight tables): Shmuel Fisher and Trudie Lamendola, and Sybyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, north/south; Glenn Berry and Thad Mikols, and Kathy Jervik and Sherry Geller-Vogeli, east/west.

Feb. 16 winners (six tables): Fred Reker and Howard Smith, and Sylvia Kaprelyan and George Alemshah, north/south; Lynn Danielson and Larry Topper, and Sue Boswell and Beth Matheny, east/west.

For complete results, including a list of all players and scores, go to the Long Beach Bridge Center results page at www.acblunit557.org and click on Leisure World Results. 

For club information contact Howard Smith at 562-598-6121 or howardnrobin@gmail.com. 

—Sue Fardette


Men’s Golf League

Riverview course shortens play to nine holes

The Leisure World Men’s Golf League played Riverview Golf Course on Feb. 16. Nine intrepid golfers confronted a sodden course with a 53-degree, overcast morning. The golfers teed off onto a damp course with windless, cloudy skies. The sun did not appear until the round was over and golfers were enjoying the benefits of the 19th hole—also known as the on-site café.

Riverview is a 5,800-yard par-71 course that due to flooding damage had to be turned into a nine hole par-30 course
played twice to make for an 18 hole par-60 round. Only one side of the Santa Ana River, which runs down the center of the course, could be used due to excessive ruin caused by the upstream dam being opened. 

The shortened course and advantageous pin positions led to eight of the nine rounds being under net par. Closest to the pins on both the ninth and 16th holes was Fujio Norihiro. Jim Goltra was closest on the second hole. Sam Choi had fewest putts for the A flight and Lowell Goltra had fewest in the B. Two birdies were carded by Norihiro and Jim Goltra. Dave LaCascia had one.

A flight winners (handicaps of 0-19): Choi, 8 under 52, first place; Norihiro, 5 under 55, second; Jim Goltra, 3 under 57, third; tie between Gary Stivers and LaCascia, 2 under 58, fourth; Chris Lankford, fifth.

B flight winners (handicaps over 19): Lowell Goltra, 13 under 47, first place; Bob Munn, 3 under 57, second; Bill McKusky, 1 under 59, third.

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

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes, and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles (two under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. Those interested in playing can contact Gary Stivers at 714-313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia


LW Pool League

Monday and Wednesday league play continues

On week three of the Wednesday Pool League, SCAM, which stands for Steve, Cornel and Millie, moved into first place by beating the Sharks 8-5.
Cornel Sneekes of SCAM won six games, including both his singles matches.

The Anglers, who are in second place, edged the Rack Runners 7-6. The Anglers won all six of their doubles matches, but Denise Scott was the only Angler to win a singles match.

No Miscueses beat the Favorites 7-6 by winning the final three person eight ball game. Dave Mackinder won five games, including both of his singles matches. The competition on Wednesday is very close.

On week four of the Monday League, the Renegades beat the Side Shooters 8-5 to take first place with 30 wins and 22 losses. Renato Villenueva won five games for the Renegades including both of his singles matches. Here too the competition is very close, with the fourth place team only four games behind the leader. In a 13 point match a team can win big and make up a lot of ground in one week.

The Snipers beat the Rail Runners 8-5. Elizabeth Butterfield scored five points for the Snipers and won both of her singles matches.

The Cue Crew edged the Rustlers 7-6. Steve Mitchell, the B player on the Cue Crew, had a big night winning six games and both of his singles matches.

—Dave Silva


Shuffleboard courts set to reopen by March

The tentative reopening date for the shuffleboard courts is today, Feb. 29, with the winter Friday morning league to start up again on March 1. Thanks to the GRF’s hard working crew, the repainting has been completed right on schedule. Members have eagerly watched the progress and are very pleased with the refurbished benches and the general brightness of the building. In anticipation of being able to play once again, members met at the courts on Feb. 27 to begin taking equipment out of storage and putting it back in place.

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

—Barbara Gardner


LW Women’s Golf Club

Another rainy Tuesday canceled the Feb. 20 tournament of the Women’s Golf Club at the Turtle Lake course. The club hopes next week will bring sunshine. The golf course was just beginning to dry out from the previous rain. There are always the usual wet and muddy areas even in dry weather. Those areas include the No. 4 fairway just after the tee box and before the green, No. 8 and No. 9 fairways.
There appear to be problems with the sprinklers. The grounds keepers do a great job, however they can only do so much. Gabe and Louie have been with us a very long time. The club appreciates them. 

The golfers appreciate the course. It is a great amenity that any resident can enjoy. One does not have to be an expert golfer. “This is where I took up golf and definitely got the bug. Even if you don’t golf it is nice just to walk the perimeter,” said member Linda Herman. 

All women in Leisure World are invited to join the golf club. Annual dues are $25 a year. There are quarterly meetings that include snacks and or luncheons. The weekly tournaments give players an opportunity to win their money back are a great chance to socialize. For more information, stop in at the starter shack or call 562-431-1257.

—Linda Herman


Scrabble Club

The Leisure World Scrabble Club met seven times between Jan. 10 and Feb. 21. There were 89 scores above 300, 11 of which were higher than 400. There were also 59 bingos (i.e. the use of all seven tiles in one move).

 Diane Seeger topped 300 the most times, 17. She had nine bingos and a high score of 404. Bob Ruderman had the most bingos, 19. He had 11 totals higher than 300; three were above 400, including a 434.

Club president Larry Edgar and Wanda Bemben each had nine scores higher than 300. Edgar had two bingos and two totals above 400, the higher of which was 408. Bemben had one bingo and a best score of 379.

 Myrna Losquadro topped 300 six times, including a high score of 417. She had six bingos. Sylvia Makus and Jim Schneiderman each had six scores above 300. Schneiderman had six bingos and a high total of 378. Makus had one bingo. Her best score was a 361.

Donna Perkins and Maria Giegerich each scored above 300 four times. Their best scores were 345 and 392, respectively. Marilyn Moody topped 300 three times with a best score of 314. Sue Ann Gass posted a score of 313.

 The club meets every Wednesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, from 1-4 p.m. New members are welcome.

—Larry Edgar


Mexican Train Dominoes Club

The Mexican Train Dominoes Club meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

The object of the game is for a player to play all the tiles from his or her hand onto one or more trains emanating from a
central station.



Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will participate with hundreds of other synagogues in Shabbat Across America on Friday, March 1. There will also be a potluck honoring Shabbat and Israel beginning at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. All are welcome. Services will follow the potluck. Those who are not members should email murrjet@yahoo.com to RSVP.  

Services continue on Saturday, March 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and  on Zoom with Rabbi Mymon at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.

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

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


LW Baptist

God’s great work in the world is reconciliation. On the one hand people cry for peace. But when it comes to specific relationships, to one another and to God, they often choose to resign themselves to irreconcilable differences. The Bible explains this coldness, saying that sin brings separation, certainly from God and also from one another. God provided a mediator between mankind and himself: Christ Jesus. 

God has made reconciliation possible through Christ’s death on the cross and his resurrection. 

LW Baptist worship meets in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 562- 430-8598.


SB Union Evangelical Church

Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church is a church dedicated to help those in Leisure World live a peaceful life. Pastor  Myung Hoon Joo serves the congregation through the Bible centered and gracious preaching and leadership at each service.

Sunday worship is a balanced ministry of powerful words, praise,and prayer. The church meets on Sundays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2,  at 1 p.m.

The church also holds a power prayer meeting every Tuesday in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 6 p.m.

The Korean Senior Health Club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 1 p.m. 

All Koreans are welcome to attend any class or service.

For more information, call 714-520-1877 or email drchoo2014 @gmail.com.


First Christian Church

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

Pastor’s Message

In Galatians 5:26 the apostle Paul says, “Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” Genesis 26 reveals the effect of envy on the Philistines, where Isaac and his family dwelt. As Isaac and his family settle in the land of the Philistines under the protection of King Abimelech, they begin to prosper. Genesis 26:14 says “he had possessions of flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. So, the Philistines envied him.”

The Philistines, out of envy, began to stop up the water wells Isaac’s father Abraham had made. Eventually King Abimelech tells Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.”

Isaac moves, but not far enough. After moving two more times, he finally comes to the place God had intended for him and he spent 80 years peacefully dwelling there.

Weekend Services

Sunday services, held from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Pat Kogak at the piano. This week Rob Illingworth will sing “The King is Coming.” 

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

Midweek Studies

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

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

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

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

Scripture of the Week

“This I recall to my mind; therefore, I have hope. The Lord’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning,”  Lamentations 3:21-23. 


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


Faith Christian Assembly

“These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world,” John 16:33.

Sometimes it seems that life’s challenges are constant, but there is a constant that is  greater, and his name is Jesus. He is the one believers can turn to and depend on during life’s challenges.

 Join Faith Christian Assembly for service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Wednesday morning Bible Study is held at 11 a.m. The next GriefShare session starts on March 14. The church is located on the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd.

To receive a free newsletter or more information about the church, call 562-598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net, or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.


Assembly of God

Humans are creatures of habit. There can be comfort in performing rituals and observing specific occasions in a familiar and repetitive manner. But one should be cautious that the act doesn’t become merely a performance. Pastor Chuck Franco will talk about why Christians celebrate Communion in a sermon titled “Why We Have Communion,” from 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 on Sunday, March 3. 

The Wednesday Bible study will meet for session six of “The Book of Mark,” a study by Francis Chan, covering Mark 6:1-29. People are amazed at the miracles Jesus performs, but they question the authority of this teacher they saw grow from childhood. Jesus calls 12 of his disciples and instructs them to go out two by two, empowering them to heal and cast out demons, and John the Baptist is beheaded in prison.  The video is followed by interactive discussion led by Pastor Chuck.

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

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


Community Church

Community Church moves away from Mark’s terse Gospel and into the Gospel of John for the third week of Lent. The Gospel of John is very different from the Gospel of Mark and there can be moments of confusion while studying John’s Gospel. Questions are an important part of our faith journey. There are no bad questions, there is only occasionally bad theology that seeks to provide bad answers to difficult questions. Community Church is a safe space in which to sit with and ask questions. 

Community Church is serious about moving forward in faith and use our God given gift of reason to challenge the traditions of the church and to thoughtfully question the Scriptures. This week’s message is titled “Expect there to be questions and confusion—do it anyway,” inspired by John 2:13-22.

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

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


Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s

On Sunday, March 3, the congregations of Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church will celebrate the third Sunday of Lent with Bishop Murray Finck  presiding. He will focus on the freedom found in putting God first. The congregations meet on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at 13564 St. Andrews Drive. All are welcome. People may donate canned or boxed food items for the hungry at the church.  Beverly Anderson will be this week’s reader and prayer leader.

In preparation for the reception of new members, for the Sacrament of baptism, and as an opportunity for any others to have a brief “refresher course” in what the congregations teach and believe, there will be five one-hour classes held on Wednesdays at 3 p.m., prior to the 4 p.m. midweek Lenten gatherings. The upcoming meeting on Wednesday, March 6, is titled “Overview of Lutheran and Episcopal Theology – Part Three: The Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.”

Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal Churches will hold Wednesday Lenten Reflections and Soup Suppers at 4 p.m. from March 6-20.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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

The reading source for this year is The Book of Mormon. Personal reading should be those chapters in 2 Nephi not covered in the study. This week of March 4-10 covers 2 Nephi 20-25.


Join Holy Family Catholic Church’s Lenten Fish Fry

Holy Family Catholic Church’s Lenten Fish Fry is held on Fridays after the 11 a.m. stations of the cross devotion. With a minimum donation of $10 per person, people can get the following fish plates:

• March 1: Clam chowder  with crackers and fruit.

• March 8: Fish tacos with fruit or a cookie.

• March 15: Fish, fries, coleslaw plus fruit or a cookie.

• March 22: Clam chowder with crackers and fruit.

To join, sign up in the front of the church or parish office or call 562-430-8170. 


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet with Ven. Kusala on  Saturday, March 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in simple ways. His teachings focus on how to help people suffer less and become happier. For more information, call 714-468-6887.



LW Bicycle Group members Al Basler, Yasmin Merali and Fred Edworthy braved the storm and rode their bicycles Feb. 21. The LW Bicycle Group meets at the St. Andrews Gate, instead of North Gate, on Sundays with breakfast, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Helmets and safe shoes are required. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-509-8475 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075.


Club announces top losers, new board members

The Wa-Rite Club meets every Friday from 9-10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45, and optional for guests. Female LW residents are welcome to visit any of the club’s meetings, and should arrive by 8:45.

On Feb. 9, the club announced a new board with the same leadership except for Vice President Bev Bender. The top loser crown went to Lisa Brass who satisfied her hunger with a homemade vegetable soup and vegan protein sources. Degreed member Ellen Larsen was also awarded a crown for continuing weight loss maintenance. The club had a good week with a total loss of 20 pounds.

The rest of the meeting was dedicated to informative presentation by the community  educator for the Womenheart organization Joni Williams on women’s heart health and screenings. 

Wa-Rite President Judy Chambers spoke of the annual Women’s Heart and Stroke Seminar she attended several years ago, which led to the diagnosis of a heart condition her doctors had not yet found. She considers her day at the seminar to have been lifesaving. It is held annually at the Long Beach Medical Center and provides medical screenings, presentations from the specialists, nutritional recommendations, breakfast and lunch.

—Denise Stabile


Estate Planning 101

When people die, they leave behind a life that must be closed out. The funeral must be planned, bank accounts closed, pets placed in new homes and final bills paid. The job of handling those personal and legal tasks is stressful and can take a year or more to complete, all while grieving. 

Below are suggested documents to have in a binder or folder that can help the loved ones or executor when the time comes. 

Marriage certificates, birth certificates and military records.

Real estate documents including deeds and leases, mortgage loan information.

Life, medical, Medicare, homeowners and auto insurance policies.

Bank account information including pensions and retirement accounts; bank statements included if possible.

Social Security number and driver’s license.

Tax returns.

Pink slips for vehicles and car registration and loan information.

Recurring bills and auto payments from bank accounts.

Keys and codes to safe deposit boxes.

Will or Trust information.

Funeral home or cemetery documents, if pre-planned.

Credit card information.

Advanced healthcare directive.

Power of attorney.

For more information, contact Medicare insurance broker Sandra Teel at 657-204-4224 (office) or 909-856-9379 (cell).

—Sandra Teel


Meals on wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon for anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3 or $5 for guests under 60. LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive, and a drop off at 11:40 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 29

Sweet citrus glazed chicken meatballs, mashed potatoes, oriental vegetable blend, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and mandarin orange.

Friday, March 1

Cheese tortellini with marinara sauce, broccoli, capri vegetable blend, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, parmesan cheese, sugar-free ambrosia and 1% milk.

Monday, March 4

Chicken breast with parmesan and sun-dried tomato sauce, tricolor pasta, mixed vegetable blend, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, mandarin orange and 1% milk.

Tuesday, March 5

Barbacoa beef, cilantro lime rice, Oregon bean medley, tortilla, sugar-free custard, orange juice and 1% milk.

Wednesday, March 6 

Split pea soup with sugar-free crackers, provencal tuna salad, sunshine gelatin salad, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, fresh apple and 1% milk.


Meals on wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $10.50 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete the application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day.

Thursday, Feb. 29

Stuffed bell peppers, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, peas with onions, kiwi, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and carrot and pineapple salad.


Joyful Line Dance celebrates 10th anniversary Feb. 29 

Today, Feb. 29, the Joyful Line Dance Club will celebrate its 10th anniversary. All registered members are invited. 

The club meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. All classes are guided by the instructors who take turns teaching. The first half hour is for beginners and intermediate dancers learning the Electric Slide, Tennessee Waltz original, Some Beach, Ah Si and more. 

After a break, the students practice more advanced dances such as Maria Meringue, Papa,  Sugar Sugar, Desire (Barem in Korean) and others.

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

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


The Korean Senior Health Club meets on Thursdays at 1 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. Led by pastor Joo Myung Hoon from the Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church, the club offers fun classes that may improve mental health and prevent dementia. All religions are welcome. For more information, call Lisa Kim at 714-713-0905 or 562-716-2010.


Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World, 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. 

Walking has many benefits for older adults. Staying physically active can improve heart health, lower blood sugar, strengthen joints and muscles, and help live independently for longer. 

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


Brain Health Workshop in Korean

Somang Society will host a free Brain Health Workshop in Korean on Tuesday, March 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Attendees will learn about brain health and prevention of cognitive decline, as well as physical and behavioral lifestyle changes that may help function better.


Dentist recognized by the OC Board of Supervisors

On Jan. 29, the Orange County Board of Supervisors office presented a Certificate of Recognition and First District Small Business Spotlight Award to Dr. Seza Barsamian. Dr. Barsamian was recognized for her dedication and the betterment of the community as well as her contributions to the economic vitality of Los Alamitos.

This prestigious recognition was presented by Ofelia Garcia, the director of community engagement and initiatives from the office of Andrew Do.

Dr. Barsamian has generously donated her time and resources on providing free dental services to over 150 veterans, including in Leisure World, at her dental office in Los Alamitos for the past 10 years in honor of Veterans Day.


Korean Care Partners Support Group

Somang Society will host the Korean Care Partners Support Group for LW residents in Korean. 

Care partners can be family members who provide physical, emotional, or financial support to people with dementia or memory loss. 

For registration details and  more information, contact Yoonjae Lee at 949-414-7885.  



Quartzfest at Quartzite rocks these sisters

By Donna Gambol
LW Contributor

It’s an annual gathering of amateur radio operators, promoted throughout the country and attracting both domestic and international participation. This year, Midge Bash, Mutual 14 resident, attended Quartzfest for the first time, joining over 600 ham radio enthusiasts. She
had a great time meeting folks from throughout the US, personalities and internationally recognized authors, and innovators in the amateur radio

While Bash was learning about antennas, solar panel power structures, and other fascinating bits that amateur radio folks like, Donna Gambol, her sister in Mutual 1, spent the days at the Gem and Mineral Show and the RV Extravaganza, both recently featured in bits of the book and later movie “Nomadland.”

Quartzite is a rather interesting place, home to our nation’s more nomadic folks as evidenced by the thousands of RV campers, mobile homes and residential trailers seen peppering the landscape for miles about. The town’s full-time residents only number about 4,000, but by mid-January the population swells to over 2 million.

The preferred hair style among the many more or less full time residents of Quartzite men was dreadlocks, regardless of age or race. Some women sported this style too. Everyone was welcoming and friendly.
It was a fascinating experience. 

Several vendors provided free samples of their fare; all were eager to barter and negotiate prices, which was fun. And a few just offered unique items during conversation, like a small jar of nettle balm to comfort arthritic hands. 

The gem and mineral show starts the season beginning during Christmas week and concluding in the first weeks of February. One can find collectible geodes, crystals and fossilized bones from around the globe, most rough rock but also many buffed and finished. There were lots of spheres, hearts and obelisks that were processed in Asia and the South Pacific, and strings of stones and beads.

When the RV show comes in, a good many of the gem and mineral folks are busy packing up for another show in Tucson. While the RV show is going on, a huge tent is erected that houses all manner of pitchmen and women, peddling a variety of products somewhat similar to what is seen at the Orange County Fair. 

Across the road are hundreds of crafters, gem and mineral purveyors and the odd lot of hardware, automotive and clothing vendors. When the RV show fully pulls out in late February, the smaller vendors will rearrange themselves and welcome hundreds more crafters for what they say is a rather intense crafters handiwork
and quilt show. 

Quartzite is about 15 miles from the California border on Interstate 10 and is not a bad drive. Not owning an RV, we opted to stay in a motel in a wee town called Ehrenberg, just a mile or so into Arizona. There’s something to be said for a flush toilet and full running shower.


Sherry Thomas goes chasing iceberg A23a

By Sherry Thomas
LW Contributor

A very big iceberg broke loose from Antarctica in the 1980s and lodged on an ice shelf. Part of the Soviet research station named Druzhnaya was on this ice when it broke away.

Fast forward to 2023. The iceberg started to move again. A British research ship spotted it heading into the Weddell Sea in early December, 2023. On Dec. 1, I boarded a Princess cruise ship in San Pedro. We were on a 34-day cruise going down the coast of Central and South America. We were going to try spending time around Cape Horn. When we got to the Southern Ocean we were to spend
four or five days crossing back and forth for views of Antarctica.

Large ships cannot land on Antarctica, only smaller vessels, usually under 100 guests and 100 crew can land on the continent. Larger ships carrying 500 can land in groups. Remember that is the total number of people on board, including crew and guests. Antarctic landings are mostly in Zodiac boats.

When we were finished with cruising back and forth above Antarctica we were to head east to the Falklands, landing at Stanley Harbor. We would then head back to South America, visiting Uruguay and finally disembark in Buenos Aires. The ship stopped at ports in
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Falklands, Uruguay and Argentina. In December we heard that the A23a iceberg had been spotted
and was on the move. 

The captain told us we had an extra day at sea because of the weather conditions were too rough to land safely in Ushuaia. We could now try and find the iceberg. 

On Dec. 26 we saw the iceberg. We had been chasing it for several hours from its last known location. We had an ice pilot and a very experienced captain on the bridge.

The iceberg was 40 miles wide, a trillion tons of ice and bigger than Oahu. It was absolutely amazing.




Are you TIRED  of  GROCERY-SHOPPING? Let me/(a-Leisure-World-resident) do the shopping for you/714-655-1544! Exp 3/06


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

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



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 5/08


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


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


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


Call/562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

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


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


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture/drywall/cabinets/skylights/gates/frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. State Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 2/26/2025


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


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


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093. SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 3/06

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


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


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



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


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



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


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


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



Are you or a loved one in need of compassionate caregiving services? Look no further! Loving Arms Caregiving is here to support you with meal preparations, cleaning, Dr’s. appointment transportation, companionship and much more. Contact us at (562)754-4639 to learn more about how we can assist you or your loved one. HCO#194701039 Exp 3/13


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


Tax Professional. Peter Meuter. LW Mutual-9 Resident. (714)-381-0413. LW Residents SAVE 20%. SB Business License 14202210 Exp 4/17


Dog Walker needed for Medium-Size-Dog (Boxer) twice-a-week, 45minutes-miniumum-required for each visit. 310-413-9208


WANTED: ‘Band Equipment Set-Up/Pack-Up Person’ . The ‘VINYL ROCK’ Classic Rock & Pop Band is looking for someone who can unload, setup, and pack up sound and keyboard equipment.  The Band usually performs one Saturday night per month in Leisure World’s Clubhouse-4. The work would entail unloading equipment from a vehicle and helping set it up from approximately 3:30p.m. to 5:00p.m., and then packing it up and reloading it in a vehicle from about 9:15p.m. to 9:45p.m. Payment for approximately two hours of time would be $100/cash each time the Band performs.  Interested parties should call or text Band Leader Bob Dabic at 714-609-7000.”


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

Exp 3/13


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


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


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


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 3/06


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


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

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



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



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



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


Snowbird in Mutual-11 looking for a low-mileage SUV. Please call 413-374-0481.


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


Red Electric-Scooter (11-months-old) SUPER-CUTE needs a new home! Paid/$1,650_Asking/$1,000. Call-me-for-details/562-488-3033.

Golf cart tires

Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 4/17


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

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank/562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 5/08


2014 Dodge Caravan with New Disability Lift  $7000/OBO. New-tires/new-radio with backup camera/480-235-4934. Exp 2/28



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



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


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


Leap Year Yard-Sale. 1320 Mayfield Road, Mutual-6/Unit-62B. Thursday/February-29th-AND-Friday/March-1st/9:30am-2:30pm. Trike/Fountain/much more. “CASH-ONLY”. (562)-594-7549.


Faux Leather Sofa (94″x28″). Black/Like-New/$200. Pick up required. 323•307•6354, Mutual-3. Picture Available-Upon-Request. Exp 3/13


Sports Collectible Collection. Cards, Memorabilia, Balls, etc. 562-760-5875.


ESTATE SALE. Thursday/February-29th-AND-Friday/March-1st, 9:00am-3:00pm. 13660 El Dorado Drive, Mutual-3/Unit-34H. Furniture/Clothes_(Ladies_PM/PL)/Books/Trike/Miscellaneous-Items. EVERYTHING-MUST-GO! 714-612-4508.

leisure world apartment FOR SALE

For sale by owner, End-Unit on Greenbelt. 2-Bedroom/1.5-Baths/Wood-Flooring/Forced-Air/Washer-and-Dryer.  Mutual-14, 562-760-5875. Exp 3/13

leisure world carport and locker wanted

Would like to rent carport-and-locker space near Mutual-5 OR Mutual-6. Call (310)-413-9208. Exp 3/20

leisure world carport WANT TO rent

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