LWW Translate/Vie 08-10-23

Tribute to the Bee Gees

Aug. 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Amphitheater Stage

Sponsor: Athens Services, Financial Partners Credit Union

Get ready to disco—this week’s Amphitheater show pays tribute to three beloved hit-making brothers of the ‘60s and ‘70s: the Bee Gees. 

Brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb won five Grammy Awards and sold more than 220 million records as the Bee Gees, placing them among the best-selling musical artists of all time. In 2015, the band was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammy’s for its body of work. 

 Their music lives on with John Acosta, who portrays Barry Gibb in Bee Gees Gold: The Tribute, debuting for the first time in Leisure World. Acosta has performed in Bee Gees tributes all over the world for more than 12 years now. He’s joined by Eric Sean as Robin Gibb, who has been singing professionally since the age of 17 and has performed on stages all over the world. Rounding out the trio is Pete Sprague as Maurice Gibb, a native of Washington, D.C., who started piano lessons at the age of 7. He was self-taught until enrolling at the University of Miami where he earned a bachelor’s of music. He operates Firehole Productions, a soundstage and production facility in Las Vegas. 

Together, the band performs early Bee Gees songs, from “Massachusetts” and “I Started a Joke” to the later disco classics such as “Stayin’ Alive” and “You Should Be Dancing,” plus hits by Andy Gibb, the youngest of the Bee Gees brothers.

From the look to the sound, this Bee Gees Gold tribute recreates the Bee Gees from the ‘60s to the late ‘70s, with the unique falsettos that made them legends. The Bee Gees Gold tribute is the ultimate salute. 

Before the show, people can enjoy al fresco dining with Mandi’s Candies and Koffel’s Taco Truck from 5-7 p.m.

See page 9 for a full list of Amphitheater rules and the full season schedule.


Suspected drunk driver crashes through block wall

A 28-year-old Garden Grove man driving a 2022 BMW crashed through a block wall on the northwest corner of the Clubhouse 4 parking lot July 29 at about 8:20 p.m. The driver failed to navigate the curve after entering the North Gate, according to a Security Report.

Seal Beach police were called, and the man, who was suspected of drunken driving, was taken into custody.

There were no apparent injuries in the one-car collision, but the car was seriously damaged, and the wall will need to be rebuilt.


All vehicles must follow 72-hour rule

According to GRF policy 80-1937-1, Parking Rules, vehicles can be parked no more than 72 hours in one location on Trust streets in Leisure World.

The 72-hour parking limit applies to all vehicles, including those with handicap placards and plates. The only exception is along the blue-painted curb, which allows handicap-designated parking for an unlimited amount of time.

Parking limitations are as follows: 

• Red curb: No parking at any time.

•Yellow curb: Parking is allowed only up to the time limit stated on the curb or sign.

• Blue curb (Handicapped Parking): Vehicles with handicap placards and plates can park for an unlimited amount of time.

• Green curb: Parking cannot exceed 20 minutes.

• White curb: Immediate passenger loading or unloading only.

• Unpainted curb: Parking restricted to 72 hours. That includes vehicles with a handicap placard or plate.


New barrier arms installed as part of gate access upgrade

The implementation of LWSB’s new and improved gate access system is well underway. New, currently nonoperational barrier arms were installed at the St. Andrews Gate, Main Gate and North Gate on Aug. 2. 

Things are moving according to schedule, said Security Director Victor Rocha. 

The goal is to go fully live with the new system sometime by the fourth quarter of the year (October-December). 

Before that happens, GRF must install its 10 new license plate readers, import data into its new gate access software, and distribute radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to residents. 

To make sure residents are well-educated on the new system and have an opportunity to ask questions, GRF will host a town hall about the new gate access system sometime in September or early October.

GRF is rolling out radio frequency identification (RFID) tags soon. These tags will be adhered to resident vehicle headlights. 

With a valid RFID tag, RFID readers installed at each gate will be able to identify whether a vehicle is allowed into the community. With a valid RFID tag, the barrier arm will raise, allowing a vehicle to enter LW. 

RFID tags will be distributed Mutual-by-Mutual at the 1.8-Acre site because of its long driveways and one-way travel lanes. Dates will be scheduled for each Mutual, starting with smaller Mutuals to test the process and iron out any inefficiencies. Dates will be published in the LW Weekly when they become available. 

To get an RFID tag, residents must have a LW decal. People must have a driver’s license to get a decal. People with expired driver’s licenses, or who have expired decals, will not be given an RFID tag. 

The gate access system utilizes a software called Proptia, which allows residents to create entry passes for their guests. This software is online but has not yet been rolled out to residents. Though the new online Proptia system is easy to use, Rocha emphasized that residents will always be able to call in their guests like they do now. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will the gate access system go live?

The goal is to go fully live with the system sometime by the fourth quarter of the year (October-December). 

What is RFID?

RFID stands for radio frequency identification. An RFID reader can read an RFID tag from a certain distance. With a valid RFID tag, the barrier arm will raise, allowing a vehicle to pass into the community. 

Where will the RFID tag be placed on my car?

The RFID tag is a headlamp tag and will be placed on the left side front headlamp of your vehicle.

Do I have to pay for an RFID tag?

Each member will be issued one RFID tag for free (one tag per member). Additional tags can be purchased, up to the number of vehicles permitted by your Mutual per the fee schedule, to be determined by the GRF Board of Directors.

What if my tag is lost/destroyed/etc?

You may purchase a replacement tag for a fee to be determined by the GRF Board. Exceptions would be on a case-by-case basis.

How many RFID tags do I get and at what cost?

The initial issuance of RFID tags will be one per member (vehicle) at no charge. 

I have additional cars, can I get more RFID tags?

You may purchase additional RFID tags up to the number of vehicles permitted by your Mutual per the fee schedule to be determined by the GRF Board of Directors.

Do motor scooters or bicycled need an RFID?

You are not required to purchase an RFID tag for motor scooters or bicycles. Please continue to show your GRF ID to enter the community.

Are decals going away?

No, decals are not going away. Decals are for recognition of the vehicle for your Mutual.

Can I get an RFID tag without a decal?

No, you must have a valid decal to get an RFID tag. Before getting an RFID tag, visit the Decal Office to obtain a valid decal. 

Will we still get the four annual guest passes?

No, the four annual guest passes will not be issued in 2024. Instead, each unit is permitted up to four guests to be listed as permanent guests in the new software, Proptia.

What is a permanent guest?

A permanent guest is a person you designate as always being permitted into the community.

How many permanent guests may I have?

You can list up to four permanent guests; other guests can be called in as a temporary guest.

How does my permanent guest get into the community?

Upon the first entrance to the community by your permanent guest, they will need to stop and show the gate guard their ID. After confirmation, they will be printed a pass good for 90 days entry.

How does a permanent guest get an updated pass?

Once a permanent guest’s paper pass expires, they simply stop at the guard gate, present their driver’s license and they will receive a new printed pass good for another 90 days.

Can I change my permanent guest?

Yes. Simply report the changes to the Security Office or update your guests yourself through the Proptia portal.

What is a confirmation code?

A confirmation code advises Security that you are authorized to call in visitors. This can be a number code or a word.

Is there another way to add a guest for entry?

Yes. With our new Proptia software, you will be able to set up a login to the online portal. In this portal, you can add and remove any temporary or permanent guests as you wish.

What is a mobile pass?

 A mobile pass is a pass that can be emailed to the guest coming into the community prior to entry. 

How does a guest use a mobile pass? 

The guest will show the mobile pass to the gate attendant. At that time, the attendant will print a paper pass for the guest to place on their vehicle’s dashboard.

How do I know my guest was put in the system?

You will now have the option to opt into notifications by email, text or both when a guest is successfully registered into the system.

Can I be notified when my guest comes through the gate?

Yes. You will now have the option to opt in to notifications by email, text or both when your guest is scanned in at the entrance gates.

Do my guests still have to check in at the main gate?

Unauthorized visitors will still have to come to the Main Gate to allow Security personnel to contact the resident to obtain authorization for that visitor. 

Will there still be traffic control at the main gate?

Yes. Traffic control will still be present to ensure the flow of traffic at the main gate.

What is an LPR camera?

A LPR camera is a license plate reader camera. These cameras will be stationed at the entrances and exits of the community to capture the license plates of each vehicle.

Why are there going to be LPR cameras?

The LPR cameras capture a license plate so it is automatically printed on the pass. This will also further assist the Seal Beach Police Department in any police investigations.


Naval Weapons Station trains for potential disaster

Today, Aug. 10, is the final day of natural disaster exercises being performed at the Naval Weapons Station, which began on Aug. 8. The exercises are part of an annual nationwide Navy drill known as Exercise Citadel Rumble 2023. 

Base Training Officer Jay St. Germaine said that the activities would make the station’s “disaster preparedness even better.”

The exercise provides training that improves the ability of Navy personnel to react to no-notice disaster events, and reminds military families how to prepare for and where to find Navy resources after an incident. Exercise scenarios use realistic potential incidents based on the locations of each individual base. 

At Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, base personnel practice preparing for and responding to large earthquakes, tsunamis and the resulting infrastructure damage.

Base personnel and area residents may see or hear first responder activities associated with the exercise, or hear the station’s “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker system. 

Simulated mass casualty events and role players will also be used. 


2023 GRF Paving Project

The 2023 GRF Paving Project will continue starting Aug. 21 with the paving of five more streets, including Interlachen Road, South Fairfield Lane, St. Andrews (outside of the gate) and Kenwood Road.

Pedestrians and drivers should proceed with caution and adhere to traffic controls.

Get email alerts about the latest GRF news

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Member column

by Christine Bird

LW contributor


I am having a birthday that ends in a zero this year. I told my family that I would like to take them to the Boathouse in Long Beach, for lunch. 

I didn’t want a big party, so it was all settled, or so I thought. 

One Sunday in February, my daughter Kate calls me up and tells me to look at an Airbnb in Mexico. The very thought of Mexico sent shivers down my spine. 

For a fleeting moment, thinking of my last Mexico trip that ended up speeding to the border to get back to San Diego. 

The other day trip to Juarez was wonderful. 

However, I was reluctant from the start. I looked into the Airbnb. It looked clean and inviting. Kate showed me a beautiful five-bedroom in a remote part of Mexico. The ride from La Paz Airport was one hour, the last 15 minutes of which on a dirt road. I haven’t lost my sense of adventure, but this didn’t appeal to me. 

I said, “You all go, but count me out.” 

They said, “It won’t be the same without you, remember it’s to celebrate your birthday, even if it’s four months away.”

Two other significant events crossed my path related to the story. 

One Friday night I was trying to find something interesting to watch on PBS. I happened by chance to stumble on a program about Henry Someone trekking on a mule finding caves where native people had etched paintings. I absorbed the barren terrain that my family were going to fly over. I felt knowledgable about the area they were going to visit.

The second encounter was at a vibrant Mexican restaurant in Hesperia, where I was seated opposite to a very large map of the Baja Penninsula. 

Again, inside I was saying, “not going, not going.” 

Two weeks before the trip, I saw a nurse practitioner as my ears were bothering me. 

A week later, a visit to the doctor was necessary, and I  had the perfect excuse not to go. 

The thought of being in a hospital in a Spanish-speaking country with a burst eardrum was not my idea of a birthday celebration. 

The doctor, not knowing there was a trip planned, said “Your eardrum is fine, you can fly.” These words were what I needed to hear. I told Kate I got the green light to go. 

I packed, and we were on our way. 

It was a birthday full of amazing gifts. Even navigating the dirt road was exciting. The Airbnb views did not disappoint. At the secluded long beaches, we were almost to ourselves. 

I had tears in my eyes and lumps in my throat, beyond what I could ever imagine, to think I nearly missed it. 

The three crosses on the hillside said it all. He died so that we might live forgiven and restored. We all did have a memorable Easter.


Letters Policy

Letters to the editor may be a maximum of 200 words, and should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. 

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


Setting It Straight

Files of Life sleeves and medical information forms are not sold at Copy and Supply as reported in the Aug. 3 edition of the LW Weekly. Residents may buy them at Purchasing Department adjacent to the Service Maintenance Yard.


The phone number for the Health Care Center’s 24-hour nurse line is (562) 795-6216. It was incorrect in the Aug. 3 edition of the LW Weekly.



Senior Transportation Shuttle

The Senior Shuttle Service is a free 20-passenger shuttle that runs on a fixed route throughout major city stops, including Seal Beach Pier/Old Town area, Leisure World, and Rossmoor Shopping Center/North Seal Beach Community Center. This shuttle can accommodate wheelchairs and scooters, and hold two bikes.

 To register, submit the following to the City of Seal Beach recreation coordinator Anthony Nguyen by email or in-person.

• An application that can be found on www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/Community-Services-Recreation/Senior-Services. 

• Proof of Seal Beach residency (ID card) and date of birth (CA driver’s license).

To use this free shuttle, people must be residents of Seal Beach; 60 years or older; pre-registered with the City of Seal Beach; and have their SMP ID number available for the driver. This number is assigned upon registration with a turnaround time of three business days after submittal of application.

For more information, call Robann Arshat, member resources liaison at 562-431-6586, ext. 317, or email robertaa@lwsb.com.


Public Comments at GRF Meetings

The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the GRF Board of Directors. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker, more than 26 speakers.

To address the board, submit a request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.


Meeting Information 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. 

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their Mutual boards.


Presidents’ Council Meeting Recap


Clubhouse 4 and Zoom

Tele-Video Conference

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Leisure World Seal Beach was convened at 1:30 p.m. by President Jeri Dolch on Aug. 2 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom tele-video conference.

The following is a recap:

Presidents’ Council meeting minutes of July 6, 2023 were approved as written.  

Mutual 8 President Jeri Dolch was elected by secret ballot to the office of president for Presidents’ Council for the 2023-2024 term of office. 

Mutual 12 President Rich Carson was elected to the office of vice president for Presidents’ Council for the 2023-2024 term of office. 

Mutual 9 President Beth Mayer was elected to the office of Secretary for President Council for the 2023-2024 term of office. 

Senior Director of Facilities Mark Weaver provided updates on general projects in the community.  

Mutual Administration Director Jodi Hopkins provided updates in the Mutual Administration Department and the Stock Transfer Department.  

The next meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. It will be streamed via Zoom tele-video conference and YouTube Live.



Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev with Rabbi Galit-Shirah conducts online livestream Shabbat services every Friday at 5 p.m. To join the “Zoomagogue” and its interactive service, join the Zoom link at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09 or join on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams 

The First Triennial Cycle Torah reading is from “R’eih (See) from Deuteronomy 11:26-12:28. Moses continues his oral summary of the past 40 years. The reading begins with: “See, I place before you blessing and curse.”  The blessing is life if the people follow HaShem’s laws, and death is the curse if the people turn away.

All Beit HaLev services include its brand new special prayerbooks “Lev L’Lev,” onscreen which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur “Mishkan HaT’filah.” Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are affiliated with the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities and Clergy and the International Federation of Rabbis. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy.  The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine. It doesn’t believe in labels and considers all religions holy and valid.

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


Community Church

Pastor Johan Dodge returns to Community Church this week after a time of vacationing with his family. He will deliver a sermon titled, “Stepping Out in Faith,” focusing on the passages of Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 14:22-23. LWers are invited to come, be encouraged, and take a leap of faith this Sunday, Aug. 13, at 9:50 a.m. There will be a time of food and fellowship after the service. 

Those who have been made to feel less welcome are welcome with open arms at Community Church’s services.

People can also join the service on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld and on Zoom. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.  

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


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold a hybrid service led by Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, Aug. 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. An Oneg will follow the service. Hybrid services continue on Saturday,  Aug. 12, with Rabbi Mike Mymon  in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Re’eh from the book of Deuteronomy.  Re’eh (See) details a series of laws in advance of the Israelites’ entrance into the Land of Israel. These include the obligation to destroy idolatry, laws of tithing and charity, dietary laws, holiday laws, and the prohibition of offering sacrifices outside of the place designated by God. 

The book club will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 16, via Zoom at 7 p.m. Contact Sacks at 714-642-0122 to receive the link. 

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


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., in Long Beach.  The sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 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 New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of Aug. 14-20 is Romans 1-6.   

The devotional “Come, Follow Me” says “As he opened his epistle to the Romans, Paul greeted church members by calling them ‘beloved of God’ who were ‘called to be saints.’ He remarked that their faith was spoken of throughout the whole world. Even though Paul spent much of his epistle correcting false ideas and flawed behavior, it seems he also wanted to assure these new Christian converts that they truly were saints who were beloved by God.”


First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from the Holy Bible verse by verse.  It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors to join and explore God’s word together “that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” Romans 1:12.

Pastor’s Message

After reaffirming God’s everlasting covenant Abraham,  the two angels went to Sodom and Gomorrah. 

The the destruction of the cities is described in Genesis 19. Ultimately, their sin was unbelief in God. 

Unbelief in the Lord is the only unforgivable sin, all other sins are forgivable, people must confess and repent of those sins, but unbelief in the creator God, his son, and the person of the Holy Spirit, the triune Godhead will bring judgement upon the peoples of the earth. 

Weekend Services

Sunday services are traditional from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogak at the piano. This week the choir will sing a hymn under the direction of Janet Ray.                                                                                                                                            Saturday services are  more contemporary with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. The service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.                                                                                                                               

Midweek Studies 

The women’s Bible study, led by Melli Herrera is held on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.  

Pastor Gary Whitlatch leads the Tuesday Bible study group from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

The Thursday Bible study group, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pastor Humes also leads the  prayer and Bible study group on Fridays from 6-7 p.m.

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

Scripture of the Week

“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren,” 1 John 3:16.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For information, call 562-431-8810. 

Assembly of God

Pastor Chuck Franco will  begin a new series titled, “The Emotions that Blind Us,” leading off with a sermon on anger, taken from 1 Samuel 20:25-34, this Sunday, Aug. 13. 

People can go from mild to wild in a flash when emotions are out of control. King Saul had an anger problem, causing him to seek to murder David and leading to his own ultimate downfall.  Christians can learn from King Saul’s example the benefit of not being enslaved to one’s emotions.

The Wednesday Bible study will also begin a new series titled, “The Ten Commandments,” by Albert Tate.  The Ten Commandments is not a list intended to steal all the fun from life, but rather a set of God-given principles that, when followed, provide an opportunity to live life unburdened by the guilt and consequences of sin.

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

More information can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com, and on Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page, where people can catch up on past sermons. 

For more information, contact the church office at 562-357-4360, or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.


Faith Christian Assembly

Join Faith Christian Assembly for its weekly Bible study on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Pastor Sheri Lemming, who leads the study, will continue the series on the Sermon on the Mount, from Matthew 5. 

On Sunday Aug. 13, after the 10:30 a.m. service, Faith Christian Assembly will hold  a special church luncheon for all who attend the service. Note that there will be no evening Sunday service on Aug. 13.

Faith Christian Assembly has  a welcoming crowd that provides encouragement through the word of God. 

Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with pre-service prayer beginning at 5 (unless otherwise stated). GriefShare meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Garden Room. The church is located just outside Leisure World on the corner of St. Andrews Drive and Seal Beach Boulevard. 

To receive a free newsletter or more information on the church, call 562-598-9010 or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net. 


LW Baptist

The faith community is not a compartment of life. The oneness of Christ’s flock is the believer’s very life. 

The apostle Paul makes this clear to new assemblies of believers who had recently formed in response to the Gospel. They are part of the church on earth and in heaven, the bride of Christ, and will share heaven together forever. 

LW Baptist  will meet on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

People can call 562-430-8598 for the church’s meeting  schedule.



2023 Amphitheater Season Schedule

The 2023 Amphitheater music festival will run until Sept.14, with a 12-show lineup promising an eclectic mix of country, rock, pop, soul and blues tribute performers at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. 

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. The schedule is subject to change. 

Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. 

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Food trucks will be available pre-event dining.

Aug. 10 Bee Gees Gold 

Sponsors: Athens Services

Financial Partners Credit Union

Aug. 17 Elvis Tribute with Matt Lewis 

Aug. 24 Always Tina—Tribute to Tina Turner

Aug. 31 Hip To Be Square—

Huey Lewis & The News Tribute

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare

Sept. 7 Stone Soul

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare

Seal Beach Animal Care Supply Drive, 6-8 p.m.

Sept. 14 Mark Wood & The Parrot Head Band

Sponsor: Optum Healthcare


Amphitheater Movie Schedule

Movies will be shown on the gigantic screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights starting at 8:30 p.m. LW residents are invited to bring friends and family for a free movie night. The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:15 p.m. Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is available to take residents home after the movie.

• Aug. 18—The Fabelmans: Growing up in post-World War II-era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence. But soon he discovers a shattering family secret, which motivates him to explore how the power of films can help him see the truth.

PG-13 | 2h 31min | drama

• Aug. 25—Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.

PG-13 | 2h 41min | action, adventure, drama

• Sept. 8—Elvis: The life of music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager.

PG-13 | 2h 39min | biography, drama, music


Summer at the Show: Amphitheater Rules

The GRF, along with show sponsors, are proud to present the 2023 Amphitheater season. To ensure an enjoyable season, show-goers are asked to adhere to the following rules:

• There is no video- or audiotaping of performers.

• Do not save seats. Amphitheater seating is first-come, first-served.

• Do not sing along with performers unless asked to do so by the performer on stage.

• No one is allowed to sit or stand in the aisles. 

• No smoking is permitted in the Amphitheater area.

• Flags on scooters should be lowered, so everyone can see the stage (see LW Security for assistance with this).

• Leave walkers in the aisle.

• Handicap seating is at street level at the handrails in the middle of the Amphitheater. 

• Pets are not allowed.

• The audience is not permitted to enter the Amphitheater earlier than 1-1/2 hours before the program begins as requested by performers, who will be doing sound checks.

• Dancing is allowed only on the two side wing patios flanking the Amphitheater stage.

• No flash photography.

• No climbing over seats.


Karaoke nights held every Wednesday in CH1

It was a treat to applaud four new performers—Loc Ton, Charlie Nguyen, Bruce Lee and Vu Tran—at the Aug. 2 meeting of the Community Karaoke Club. They had fine voices and lit up the room. 

Ed Jablonski sang an exuberant “More Today Than Yesterday.” William Young entertained the audience with a country tune while members munched on pizza. Barbie May also likes country tunes. With some passion, Essie Hicks did “Just Another Woman in Love.” Always smiling Gerry Tagaloa sang a nice “Only the Lonely.” Anna Le chose a rousing “World We Knew.” Elizabeth Butterfield sang a charming “Muskrat Love.” Julie Nulad sang a nice “My Happiness,” as did Sherie Vanek with “And I Love You So.” 

The “late crowd” are the last to leave, still singing as members shut down for the night; they include Vinny Correnti, Susan Kelleghan, Carmen Edwards and several others. The audience often enjoys their group songs and duets.

Wednesday karaoke nights are full of surprises with music that rocks the room or gets people tapping their feet or dancing. Everyone is welcome in Clubhouse 1 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Folks who want to try out a new song or polish an old one can take advantage of karaoke practice sessions on Mondays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m.

—Margie Thompson


Saturday Morning Dance Class

Two dance classes are held every Saturday in Clubhouse 6, Section C. In August, Candice Davis will teach cha-cha at 9 a.m. and waltz at 10 a.m.

New topics are voted on each month. Each class costs $7 per person. Partners are not needed. For more information, contact club President William Young at 408-858-3560.

   —William Young


Historical fiction author will speak at library event

Author Nicola Harrison will give a presentation on Friday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. next to the Library at Veterans Plaza as part of the Leisure World Library’s AuthorSpeak series. 

Harrison is the author of three historical fiction novels—“Montauk,” “The Show Girl,” and her latest “Hotel Laguna.” “Hotel Laguna” follows trailblazer Hazel Francis from the female-staffed factories of World War II to the sun-splashed beaches of Southern California on a daring journey to demand more for herself. Publisher’s Weekly calls this beach read, “One to savor.”

The presentation begins promptly at 11 a.m. Attendees may arrive as early as 10:30 a.m. to enjoy refreshments provided by the library.


Grab ‘n’ Go Menu Aug. 10-16

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

Thursday Nights: Koffel’s Taco Truck and Mandi’s Candies at the Amphitheater—Dine al fresco before the Amphitheater show from 5-7 p.m.

Monday: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ at Clubhouse 6—No preorders are accepted. Food is available from 3-6 p.m. People must pay with card; cash is not 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: Mad Dumplings Food Truck (New) in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot—Enjoy Asian fusion cuisine from 4-6 p.m. People must pay with card; cash is not accepted. 

On call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m.; regular service before 4:30 p.m.; and weekends on-call any time. Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

Vendors are subject to change. Watch LW Live for updates; sign up for notifications at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/.

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


Hula class times may differ due to performances

Hui O Hula dancers entertained the nearby Seal Beach Health and Rehab Center on Aug. 1, and at the LW Health Care Center on Aug. 3. More performances are scheduled for the next few weeks. Dancers are thrilled to share their aloha in hula. Anyone can do the same by learning the hula during dance lessons that are given twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This month, people should call 562-252-9676 beforehand, as class time may differ due to performances.



Sam Ting 

The LW Drone Club was designed for recreational and photographic purposes. The club flies at local parks and near the ocean. Recently, the club enjoyed an outing at the Long Beach Dragon Boat Races. For more information, contact Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com.


Art History Club

The Art History Club will listen to opera arias at the Learning Center in Clubhouse 3 today, Aug. 10. Well-known arias chosen from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” (Die Zauberflöte) and Bizet’s “Carmen” will be presented with beautiful sound and colorful images during the session. Works by Schubert, Berlioz and Brahms will also be introduced during the class.

The program includes:

• Mozart, Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute), (14:58)

• Schubert, Die schöne Mullerin (The Pretty Miller Girl) (12:29)

• Bizet, Les pêcheurs des perles (The Pearl Fishers) (5:17)

• Bizet, Carmen (13:50)

• Berlioz, Grande messe des morts (The Great Mass for the Deads), II. Dies irae (15:00)

• Brahms, Violin Concerto, Mov. 2 (10:25)

Pre-lectures are given in Korean, but their summaries are shown in English captions. The session is divided into two parts. In between, people enjoy mingling with beverages and snacks. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Ken Chong at 562-362-8590 or Yun Han Choi at 847-708-4790.


CDs for Seniors Club

The CDs for Seniors Club meets every even month on the third Thursdays. The next meeting will be Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. All are welcome to join for fun and snacks. Free CDs are available.


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Salsa is at 2 p.m., followed by Nightclub Two-Step at 3 p.m.

No partner is necessary. The class will rotate so everyone dances. Beginners are welcome. A review of basics will be included. 

 The cost is $7 per person for one class and $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Leisure Time Dancers President Jackie Theis at 310-743-9373.


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet today, Aug. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

People should bring their iPhone/Android and/or camera. 

The assignment is to photograph an interesting pattern. The photos must be very sharp. Members should send up to three recent photos to Ben Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com to be reviewed at the meeting. 

People can also bring any photos of their choice to be displayed and commented on.

Hooks and labels will be available for members to use to hang framed photos in the hall of Clubhouse 3.

Individuals with technical or other questions will be paired with someone who can help them for individual discussion after the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

For information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.

—Regine Schumacher


Genealogy Club

The Genealogy Club will meet Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. All are welcome. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Larry Naukam will present “Where in the World do you Think You Are?” via Zoom, which will be  broadcast during the meeting. People can attend in person or online. Those attending online should sign in a few minutes before 10 a.m. by visiting rb.gy/0xu4j. 

Naukam will use maps to find historical and ancestral locations, then and now. He will present an overview and collection of sources to help find local history and family information using maps. Naukam holds degrees in geography, library science and divinity, and is very interested in the intersection of computers and genealogy research. With more than 30 years of public library reference work, his experience includes years in acquisitions, cataloging, the bookmobile, and his favorite: genealogy, local history and digitizing. 

He has written for Genealogy Computing, GenWeekly, and a Rochester History pamphlet on “Family History more than Genealogy”—published in 1990 by the Rochester city historian.  He gives many talks each year and is currently involved with the Rochester, New York, Genealogical Society (RGS) as immediate past president, with the Digital Public Library of America, with the Church Records Preservation Committee of the RGS, and as a volunteer scanner and cataloger for various local historical societies, libraries and town historians in the state of New York.

Theme Thursdays are held weekly from 1:30-2 p.m. in the Genealogy Library. People should arrive early. Upcoming topics include: colonial research on Aug. 10; city directories on Aug. 17; using newspaper.com, Fold 3 and Family Search on Aug. 24; and an open chat on Aug. 31 where people can ask questions and share their findings. 

The Genealogy Library is open Monday-Thursday from 1-4 p.m., closed Fridays, and open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The club needs volunteers and donations of computers, office chairs, mouse pads and a shredder. For more information, call club president Janet Lessin at 316-650-8509.


SB Guitar Ensemble performed in summer concert

The Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble performed its summer concert on July 29.

The ensemble had its first concert on April 27. The new repertoire includes “II Minuets,” “Over the Rainbow” and three other ensemble pieces. 

The ensemble has a new member, Sarah Lee, who was vice president of Korean American Guitar Society and has played guitar since 2019.

After the summer concert, the ensemble enjoyed Korean sushi, watermelon and cherries. 

The ensemble’s next perfomance will be its annual winter concert on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Community Church, located at 14000 Church Place, Seal Beach. The new repertoire will include a medley of Christmas carols and “Manha De Carnaval” (Black Orpheus).

Ensemble members gather every Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, from 9 a.m.-noon to learn classic guitar.

Anyone who is interested in learning classic guitar or joining the group should text Mimi Lee at 914-843-1696.


Art League

The Leisure World Art League will feature Terese Smith and Patti Killian in a “Spotlight on the Artist” event this Friday, Aug. 11, in Clubhouse 4 from 1-3:30 p.m.

Smith is a 14-year resident of Leisure World and has been active in the Art League for two years. She came from two generations of artists and became interested in the field of art at 11 years old, when she used to tag along to her mother’s painting classes. She attended drawing classes at San Diego State University and was an art curator for eight years at the Pacific Art Foundation, where she worked as assistant to the director. 

She also attended a painting class with her favorite artist Gil Dellinger and several online classes. Smith prefers to paint in acrylic with seascapes and florals as subjects. Smith has won several awards at Orange County art competitions. Here in Leisure World, she has won a “Best of Show” award and multiple “Popular Vote” awards. Aside from painting, Smith’s other interests are creating jewelry, sewing and dancing. 

Killian is a 10-year resident of Leisure World and has been active in the Art League for two years. She became interested in the field of art while in high school. She worked professionally in the field of art at the Laguna Art-A-Fair. She also used to teach watercolor and drawing in her Huntington Beach studio. Killian attended art classes at the University of Cincinnati and the online workshops of Birgit O’Connor. 

Her favorite artist is Van Gogh because of the texture and color of his paintings. She prefers to paint still life subjects using watercolor or acrylic because she loves the drawing process before painting. Killian’s other interests are gardening and home decoration, as she is still an active full time real estate professional.

Members can bring guests to this event. The club will serve snacks and refreshments. For more information, call Susie Ralston at 562-431-4124.

—Larry Sioson


Opera Club

The Opera Club will screen the Metropolitan Opera’s highly acclaimed production of “Un Ballo in Maschera” by Giuseppe Verdi on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3. It is a sumptuous tale of love and suspected deception that keeps the audience wondering who is to be believed. All are welcome.

Act 1 introduces the audience to a powerful man of noble birth, Ricccardo, who is planning to host a masked ball. However, he is in love with Amelia, the beautiful wife of his chief of staff, Renato. When he hears about the accuracy of a fortune teller, Ulrica, he visits her in disguise to learn that he will be killed by a person with whom he next shakes hands—which turns out reassuringly to be the arrival of his trusted friend Renato. 

Simultaneously, Amelia arrives to consult the fortune teller about how best to get over her guilty love for Riccardo. The fortune teller advises her to go find a specific herb that grows in the local graveyard.

In Act 2, Riccardo follows her to the graveyard to tell her he loves her, to which she admits that she loves him too. When a stranger approaches, Amelia covers her face with a veil. 

The stranger is Renato, come to tell Riccardo that his enemies are coming to kill him. The two men exchange overcoats to protect the senior official who flees. The villains discover the remaining man to be Renato and the woman, who is commanded to lift her veil, to be his wife. 

In Act 3, Renato at first threatens to kill his wife Amelia for infidelity but changes his mind and confers with the villains to kill Riccardo instead. All three conspirators receive invitations to the masked ball, where the guilty Riccardo tells Amelia he has arranged for safe passage of herself and her husband, Renato, to London. The ensuing music and activities resolve their fates as the curtain falls.

The production is in Italian with English subtitles. Attendees are invited to wear masks if desired. No dues or fees are collected. For more information, contact Margaret Gillon at MargaretGi@yahoo.com or call her at 562-370-3844.


LW Bus Tours

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

At the next tour, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, Optum’s Dr. David Park, Dr. Steven Becker and Practice Manager Jayna Kling will join residents on the tour. The three look forward to learning more about the community and how they can best serve LW residents. 

Included in the tour will be GRF clubhouses, Turtle Lake Golf Course, Mission Park and its activity courts and gaming rooms, the 1.8-Acre disposal and recycling area, as well as the Leisure World Library and the Main Gate bus station. 

The 1.5-hour tours will begin at the bus hub on the east side of the Amphitheater north of the Administration Building. 

The tour will end in front of the Health Care Center, where riders will have the option of continuing their excursion with a guided tour of the Health Care Center, which is located next to the Administration Building. 

An Optum team member will be there to meet and greet residents, discuss offered services and other HCC information, plus hand out giveaways.

Riders who are not interested in the HCC tour will be taken back to the parking lot at the Amphitheater hub. 

Approximately 20 minutes later, the bus will return to the HCC to pick up people who opted for the meet-and-greet tour and need a ride back to the Amphitheater hub parking lot.

Stock Transfer can book tours when new buyers check in. 

People can also schedule a tour by visiting https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/NewMemberBusTours@lwsb.com/bookings/.

For more information, contact Recreation Coordinator Melissa Gomez at melissag@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 326, or Recreation Manager Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 398.


Updating Club Information

Club officers should check lwsb.com and the LW Weekly Club Meeting Schedule to confirm that their club meeting time and location is up-to-date. 

Up-to-date club information should be emailed to emmad@lwsb.com. 

The updated information will be reflected in the next published Club Meeting Schedule and will typically be updated online the same day.


Spotlight On Entertainment

The 2023 Spotlight On Entertainment is residents’ go-to guide for summer fun in Leisure World—including Amphitheater concerts, movies and GRF trips. 

A copy was delivered to each resident’s home. 

Extra copies are available in the News Office, located near the Amphitheater.


GRF Car Sale

Each fourth Saturday, authorized residents have the opportunity to sell any used motorized vehicle in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The next sale is Aug. 26.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations, GRF decals and be insured. In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold.

The owner or representative does not need to be present but is allowed to display a single “for sale” sign no larger than 18” by 24” on the vehicle to include a phone number.

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in.

The public will not be able to sell at the events. This is a self-managed event where residents can meet and buy or sell a vehicle on their own.

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 562-431-6586 ext. 398.


Community Guide White Pages

Residents’ names and phone numbers are not automatically placed in the LW Community Guide’s White Pages. To be included, shareholders may submit their information to the LW Weekly by filling out the form placed in the most recent Community Guide on page 47, and returning it to the LW Weekly office or by emailing debbiek@lwsb.com.

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



Saturday Social Bunco Club

Bunco is an easy dice game and a lot of fun.

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting will be held Aug. 12 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m. Play begins at 1:30. 

Winners from July 22 include Geraldine Wright, most buncos; Dolores Ruiz, most wins; Stella Kaiser and Shelley Middleton, most babies; Rose Marie Sprague and Diane Seeger, most losses; Jean Simonds, door prize. For more information, call Doris Dack at 714-356-0443. 


Tournament Poker Club

The Tournament Poker Club plays fun and friendly games of Texas Hold ‘Em. Regular tournaments are held on the first three Saturdays of every month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Registration starts
at 10 a.m. and there will be a meet-and-greet with coffee and muffins. All players must be in their seat and ready to play
at 10:30. No late seating is allowed. 

Memberships are $10 per year, and the weekly buy-in is $5. Residents who are club members are welcome to invite and accompany a guest, who can enter the tournament for $3. Guests can win the table stakes but are not eligible to play at the final table. 

 Every week there are prizes for the top two winning hands, and for the player who wins a hand with the promotional combination.  For more information, email Deborah Barner at deborahbarner7@gmail.com.


Cribbage Club

Cribbage is a card game, the objective of which is to be the first player to get 121 points. 

Cleo Looney earned her first star at Cribbage Club last Tuesday with a perfect score of 847, winning all seven of the games played. Mary Holder took second place with a total of 844; Grace Holdaway and Joanne Lester, 842, tie for third; and Marilyn Chelsvig, 839, fourth. Jesus Sosa and Suzanne Frank each won six of seven games without placing in the money. The club welcomed new member Cynthia Eastman.

Lester celebrated her birthday by providing chocolate cake and ice cream earlier in the day. The club thanks Lester, Myrna Baker and Margaret Smith for serving the 50 members present. Melinda Cowan provided candy and mixed nuts for the group.

On Aug. 15, the club will hold its annual meeting. Sandwiches and chips will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a meeting following at noon. Officers for the coming year will be voted on by members present. 

The club plays each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. A dollar is collected from each member before play begins. Members who arrive by 12:15 p.m. are assured a place at the table. Announcements are shared at 12:25. Seven games are played beginning at 12:30. 

For more information, call Terry Thrift at 714-394-5885. Yearly dues are $5.


Shuffleboard reopening a grand success

The Shuffleboard Club hosted the grand reopening of the shuffleboard courts on Aug. 3, with 47 people attending the festivities. The courts were decorated with balloons. There were photos of club members, a plaque honoring recently deceased 20-year member Red Ryals, a celebration cake, and approximately 34 members who wore their red shuffleboard shirts, which made an impressive statement of commitment. GRF directors and executives were honored for their support in getting the restoration off the ground and completed.

There were table decorations throughout the building highlighting that the club will celebrate its 60 year anniversary on Aug. 15. The club is planning additional events for its 60th anniversary including shuffleboard training clinics on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9-11 both mornings. In addition, there will be a summer cook-out on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Those interested in learning about shuffleboard are invited to attend.

For club information, call or text Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.


Pickleball Club

On July 30, the Pickleball Club sponsored Jon Pearlstone’s performance of a tribute to Bob Dylan’s “MTV Unplugged.”

“It was an amazing afternoon in Veterans Plaza with sunshine, a nice breeze, and over 200 in attendance. Jon entertained us by singing many of Bob Dylan’s songs, which brought back great memories and everybody enjoyed singing along with him,” said Linda Evenson, president of the Pickleball Club.

—Linda Evenson


Duplicate Bridge Club

The Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets. Players can call Linda Nye to reserve 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.

July 24 winners (eight tables): Larry Topper and Thad Mikols, and Melanie Smith and Lavonne McQuilkin, north/south; Judy Jones and Al Appel, and Lynn Danielson and Nancy Toussaint, east/west. 

July 27 winners (five tables): Howard Smith and Bud Parish, and Larry Slutsky and Fred Reker, north/south; Emma Trepinski and Glenn Barry, and Howard Small and Chie Wickham, east/west.

 July 28 (six tables): Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson, and Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, north/south; Thad Mikols and
Sue Fardette, and Paul Chen and Howard Small, 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.

There is a break in the lessons and supervised play offered on Friday mornings. They will resume in a few weeks.

For more information about joining the club, contact John Markovich at 562-661-0502 or by email at cdrjjm@yahoo.com.

—John Markovich


Men’s Golf League results

On July 28 nine golfers competed at the 5,600-yard par-71 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach.

With the sunny and muggy weather, scores were higher than usual, but there were six birdies: two each by Tim Looney, Chris Lankford and Mark Mallet. Gary Stivers had fewest putts for the round and Larry Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the par-3 seventh hole.

First place was a tie between Looney, Lankford, Mallet and Hillhouse, at 1 under 70; Fujio Norihiro, even par 71, second; Bob Munn, third; Stivers, fourth; tie between Jim Goltra and Bill McKusky, fifth.

On July 31, 12 golfers competed at the 4,000-yard par-62 David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. Although scores were very good, there was only one birdie by Larry Hillhouse, who was also closest to the pin on the par-3 third hole. Jim Goltra had fewest putts in the “A” flight and Ron Jackson had fewest in the “B.”

A flight winners: Tie between Goltra and Fujio Norihiro, 4 under 58, first place; Hillhouse, 3 under 59, second; Bill McKusky, 1 under 61, third; tie between Gary Stivers and Clay Fischer, even par 62, fourth.

B flight winners: Jackson, 9 under 53, first place; Lowell Goltra, 7 under 55, second; Tom Ross, 5 under 57, third; Bob Munn, fourth; Daniel Mahoney, fifth.

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

There is a prize pool for each round, which 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 fewest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. For more information, contact Gary Stivers at 714-313-3697 or Dave
LaCascia 801-674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia


LW Women’s Golf Club

The LW Women’s Golf Club tournament on the first Tuesday of each month features a circle hole challenge in addition to low gross and low net. The gardeners place a chalk circle approximately 6 feet around the hole and if a player makes their first shot into the circle, they win a prize.

This month’s circle was around hole No. 8. 

A flight winners: Low gross: Linda Herman, 25; low net: Jessica Choi, 23.

B flight winners: Low gross: Hae Lee and Karen Mendon, 30, with Karen Mendon making the first shot into circle No. 8; low net: Sally Park, 24.

C flight winners: Low gross: Pam Krug, 30; low net: Patty Littrell, 25. 

D flight winners: Low gross: Sanghi Kim and Cecilia Han, 35 with Cecilia Han making the first shot into circle on No. 8; low net: Connie Kang, 23.

Women interested in joining the LW Women’s Golf Club can obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact club treasurer Margie Thompson at 562- 493-0484 for more information. 

—Liz Meripol



On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the members of the Walk/Hike Group rode their bicycles and cars to meet up for a 2-mile hike at the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach. It was enjoyed by all. For future events or more information, contact Mary Romero at 562-431-0082 or view the Leisure World Community Facebook page.



The Wa-Rite Club congratulates member Shirley LaBrecque, whose weight loss of 3.5 pounds made her the top loser for the week of July 28. The club recorded a total loss of 22.5 pounds.  

The club’s last meeting of the month on July 28 was dedicated to sharing. Club members shared information about acupuncture, and discussed the importance of accountability and an article “Eight Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight.”

Club member Virginia Olejnik provided the updated members list to help everyone stay in touch. The members can add Lisa Brass until the list is updated.

Wa-Rite provides a non -judgmental and supportive environment, information, accountability and shared experiences. Club members work toward a shared goal of making the most of their golden years by being as healthy and fit as possible. Members range from those maintaining their ideal weight to working towards that goal.  

Women interested in better health, more energy and some light-hearted camaraderie are welcome to visit up to three meetings for free before deciding to join.  

The club meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.  Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45 a.m. Each meeting runs from 9-10 a.m. Annual membership fee is $10. Weekly dues are ten cents. 

—Denise Stabile 


Gain strength and stamina with LW Yoga Club every Wednesday in CH 6

LW Yoga Club welcomes a highly trained yoga instructor Astiaj Samadi to its Wednesday morning class in Clubhouse 6 at 10:15. 

Samadi will guide students  through stretching  and balancing poses to strengthen the body and mind. The cost is $8 per session. 

Samadi also teaches at the Ja Yoga Studio in Long Beach.  

For more information, call Connie Adkins at 562-506 -5063.


CH 2 feels like a party providing  ample space to Joyful Line Dance

To accommodate larger attendance, the Joyful Line Dance club moved its classes to Clubhouse 2, which provides more parking and ample space for all members to move freely without the fear of running into each other. The classes are held on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2.

Aside from dancing, the club’s goal is to improve the emotional and physical condition of its members. The club also encourages men to come out and put on their dancing shoes. 

The club has nine leaders who take turns teaching the classes. They are Albert Comia, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Carmel Atkinson, Sunny Kim, Gina Paik, Elizabeth and Nak Soo Kim and Anna Derby. 

Everyone is welcome. Membership fees apply. Dancing or exercise shoes are required. 

For more information about the club, text Derby at 562-301-5339.


Optum HCC Events Aug. 15-31

Parkinson’s Support Group 

When: Tuesday, Aug. 15

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 2-3 p.m.

SCAN Medicare 101

When: Tuesday, Aug. 22

Where: Large Conference Room 

Time: 2-3 p.m.


Bereavement Support Group

When: Wednesday, Aug. 23

Where: Boardwalk Conference Room 

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Learn About Longevity with Right at Home

RSVP at 714-249-4843

When: Friday, Aug. 25

Where: Large Conference Room

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Sherry Vandervoort and UHC Formal Sales Meeting

When: Tuesday, Aug. 29

Where: Large Conference Room 

Time: 1-2 p.m.

Health Seminar and benefits of Eastern Medicine

When: Thursday, Aug. 31

Where: Large Conference Room 

Time: 2-3:30 p.m.


Last Wednesday, LW Bicycle Group members drove to Torrance Beach and rode their bicycles up the coast to Manhattan Beach. It was a 37-mile round trip with a stop for lunch at Mendocino Cafe. The trip was designated by Carl Kennedy with Anita Miller in the lead position. The group meets on Sundays for breakfast, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Bicycle helmets and safe shoes are required. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075.


The Ballet Fitness instructor Mel Lockett demonstrates a classic move to end the class and thank the dancers. The classes are held every Saturday in Clubhouse 6 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fun is had by all.


Balance and Stability Club

The Balance and Stability Club will meet at 10 a.m. on Aug. 15 in the Clubhouse 3 lobby. The club meets every first and third Tuesday of the month in Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 10 a.m. Adrianne Rosenfeld, a certified balance instructor, leads the exercises that can also be done at home. It is never too late to regain balance.

For information, call Jon and Chris Russell at 562-794-9334 or Adrianne Rosenfeld at 562-397-1519. Everyone is welcome.


1960s and 1970s Trivia With Anthem

Anthem Health Plan is sponsoring ‘60s and ‘70s trivia game on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 10-11 a.m. in the Optum HealthCare Center large conference room. Everyone is invited to come as a team or alone to play trivia games with prizes, giveaways and snacks, and learn more about Anthem, healthcare and Medicare options. 

—Mitzi Winks

Fitness Fusion

Fitness Fusion Club members Kathy Beckner and Jeanie Van Beveran practice the wood chop exercise, which keeps multiple abdominal and back muscles activated in a rotational movement pattern.

The club meets on Tuesdays  at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 6 and Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. in Veterans Plaza. People can bring dumbbells to Veterans Plaza for additional resistance. Everyone is welcome.


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. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time as meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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

Thursday, Aug. 10

Braised cubed beef, burgundy gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and a seasonal fresh fruit.

Friday, Aug. 11

Chicken strips with sweet and sour sauce, pineapple fried rice, oriental vegetable blend, Hawaiian roll with Smart Balance, and a pineapple upside down cake or fresh fruit.

Monday, Aug. 14

Pork tenderloin with a creamy mushroom sauce, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and a sugar-free cookie.

Tuesday, Aug. 15

Ground turkey bolognese, bow-tie pasta, Italian vegetable blend, parmesan cheese, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and a tropical fruit mix.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Baked tilapia with a savory tomato sauce, sweet potatoes, broccoli, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, sugar-free pudding and an orange juice.


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. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. 

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

Thursday, Aug. 10

Beef stroganoff, brown rice, zucchini medley, seasoned califlower, sugar cookies, ham and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Aug. 11

Beef Picado, Spanish rice, black beans, Mexicali corn, mandarin oranges, turkey and ham cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing, and crackers.

Monday, Aug. 7

Baked turkey ziti, whole grain roll, vegetables, cantaloupe, tuna salad sandwich with spinach, tomato, and a homemade potato salad. 

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Chicken breast with mole sauce, pinto beans, seasoned broccoli, fresh orange, taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing, and crackers.

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Pork loin with honey mustard sauce, rice pilaf, peas and onions, seasoned carrots, applesauce, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a creamy coleslaw. 



CERT group takes a tour of Fire Station 48

On July 28, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) went on a field trip to Fire Station 48. It was eye-opening to hear about what the firemen in the station are responsible for, how they live, and how they’re trained to help in the event of a big earthquake or tsunami. But mostly they covered what they do as paramedics and how they help the LW community every day. 

The firefighters told the group that about 95% of the emergency calls they receive are for medical emergencies, though they also report to fire and traffic emergencies.

The station did a great presentation after a tour of their spotlessly clean living and sleeping areas where four people work at a time on 72-hour shifts, three days a week, with four days off. Since the station is staffed 24 hours a day and seven days a week the station house boasts a state-of-the-art kitchen facility. 

The CERT members asked a lot of questions concentrating on what LWers can do in their homes in case of a fire. The station suggested having a plan to escape quickly through a door or window, and making sure to have a File of Life with a current list of emergency contacts and medical data. The File of Life should be posted on the refrigerator or inside a medicine cabinet in the bathroom so that first responders can easily find it in an emergency. 

The station pointed out the fact that the buildings in Leisure World are built with a common attic. As a result, a fire could spread quickly in the attics. It is essential to make sure smoke detectors are working properly. The station encouraged people to know the location of fire alarms and fire extinguishers and to keep their bedroom door closed at night in case of a fire to slow the fire’s spread into where people are sleeping. 

Towards the end of the presentation, the station received an emergency call and had to leave immediately, but they left the group in good hands with Elizabeth Denney, the Orange County Fire Authority’s community relations/education specialist, to continue answering questions.   

CERT’s next meeting will be on Friday, Aug. 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, where the topic will be finding resilience after a disaster.  

—Jan Friedland


Sunshine Club

Learn how to treat and manage mental health

Clinical psychologist Dr. John Timberlake will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday Aug. 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Timberlake’s speech is titled “Older Adult and Depressions.” 

Timberlake is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides private therapy services in Los Alamitos. He is well-versed in treating adults and seniors with a variety of clinical diagnoses, and has effectively treated persons experiencing difficulties with major life changes. 

Timberlake is a Medicare provider and his area of expertise is adults aged 55 and older. His presentation on how depression and anxiety are related to common health conditions in seniors will cover how depression can be triggered by common chronic medical conditions that older people often experience. These medical conditions include diabetes, chronic pain, Parkinson’s disease, arthritis, cancer, heart attack or stroke. About one in four people with a chronic medical condition develop depression that needs treatment at some point. There is  a better chance of recovery if depression is properly managed along with the physical condition.

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

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


Korean Veterans Association

Liberation Day celebration on Aug. 15

The Korean Veterans Association invites Korean veterans and residents to attend its Liberation Day Celebration Performance on Aug. 15 in Clubhouse 4 at 3 p.m. The event will honor the 78th annual Korean Liberation Day with a dinner, snacks, music and a K-Pop dance performance. 

For more information about the event, contact Paul Lee at 310-710-3114.


Paws, Claws and Beaks Club

All Leisure World pet owners are welcome to the Paws, Claws and Beaks Club’s monthly potluck picnic in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area today, Aug. 10, at noon. Pets must be on leash.  People are asked to bring  a main dish to share. Members should call club President Bonnie Kaplan to let her know what they are bringing. 

The meeting will feature Mary Williams from Leisure World’s Boots on the Ground, speaking about being prepared for a disaster in Leisure World and how the Paws, Claws and Beaks Club would be involved in caring for the community’s pets. 

For more information, contact Jackie Hildebrandt at 714-423-8279 or Kaplan by calling 714-930-5314 or emailing craft.kaplan029@gmail.com.


Japanese American Club

The Japanese American Club will meet on Friday, Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. There will be a  bento box lunch, with watermelon and birthday cake available for $10 for members and $12 for non-members. 

The speaker will be Dr. Duk Park, retired M.D. who will share his point of view for seniors living independently in LW, including how they  can survive the summer heat. He will leave time in his presentation for questions. 

All residents are welcome to purchase lunch boxes by calling in advance. For more information about the club or meeting, call Sherie Vanek at 714-916-6313.


Kay Matthews of Mutual 2 is low on her supply of yarn and is requesting donations of yarn or cash. Since 2013, Matthews has knitted over 100 caps and scarves each year for the homeless in the Long Beach area. The caps are picked up and distributed by the Christian Outreach Association and given to those in need. Contact Matthews at 562-598-1079. Yarn may be dropped off at her unit in Mutual 2, 53-H or she can pick it up.


LW Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The second session of  the LW Democratic Club’s voter education sessions will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. This session in the series will address the importance of down-ballot races in the 2024 elections. Karl Seckel, who LW voters helped elect to a position on the Municipal Water District of OC (MWDOC) in November 2020, will  present.

Seckel has 45 years of experience in water and water policy issues. In January, he was appointed to be one of the four representatives from Orange County on the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He is running for re-election to the MWDOC board in 2024.  People are encouraged to register in advance for the voter education session by contacting series coordinator Bev Bender by emailing Beverleybender@gmail.com or calling 562-594-9148.

The club’s next membership meeting will be on Wednesday, Aug. 23,  in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1 p.m. The meeting will feature a Zoom presentation by Rep. Katie Porter, candidate for the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Dianne Feinstein. Democrats and supporters can also participate online or by phone. To receive the Zoom login information, email sblwdemocraticclub@gmail.com.

A limited number of tickets are now available at no cost for club members who want to attend the Democratic Party of Orange County’s Convention at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The event is designed for democratic voters, activists and interested citizens.  Email mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or call 562-296-8521 for more information.

The club’s information and registration booth is open on the first Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot.  Democrats and potential supporters are invited to stop by the booth to get more information about the club or to register to vote. For information about becoming one of the club’s new Neighbor to Neighbor participants, call 805-588-5141 or email kmoran97@yahoo.com.  

All LW Democrats are invited to subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter.  This free semi-monthly publication covers more in-depth reporting on issues and candidates.   There is no need to be a club member to subscribe. Email  mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or call 562-296-8521.  It is important to include full contact information, as well as party affiliation in the email.


The GAF’s 50th anniversary celebration is now on YouTube

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) 50th anniversary is now on YouTube. Thanks to video producer Paul Bassett, along with David Wolfe, Luba Lotakov, Michael Oh, Eric Nelson, Gordon Smith, Rodney Scharerer, Nak Soo Kim, Harry Varna and Anna Derby, the high definition version on YouTube is up and running.  The GAF thanks Joe Osuna for uploading it to YouTube at  https://youtu.be/b0ZcQBPsglM.

The video was also seen on SBTV-3, Seal Beach’s public TV station in July, thanks to Zaida Davis, Seal Beach TV production a ssistant for coordinating the schedule. 

The video runs for 46 minutes to capture the opening ceremony, inside participants’ tables, four different entertainment performances, and interviews by LW Video Producers Club volunteers Gordon Smith, Luba Lotakov and Rodney Scharerer.

For more information, text 562-301-5339.


Chinese Cultural Club

It has been unbearably hot all over the world. On July 23, the Chinese Cultural Club invited Professor Kirk Xu, who discussed the division of 24 solar terms in a year, and ways of keeping in good health throughout the four seasons.

Xu explained the division of 24 solar terms in a year were developed by the ancients and defined by the Han dynasty, approximately in B.C. 104. It begins at the start of spring and ends with the greater cold, moving in cycles. In traditional ways, it was used as a time frame to direct production and daily routines. These cycles are important to farmers for guiding their practices.

In accordance with the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage, China’s declaration of “Twenty-Four Solar Terms – Time Knowledge System and Practice Formed by Chinese People by Observing the Sun’s Annual Movement” was selected by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO )Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

These solar terms also affect people’s body maintenance. Xu recommended things to eat and not eat in order to cater to the solar terms at that time. He explained in detail how to preserve health throughout the  seasons. Xu also emphasized how increasing the immune system can effectively improve the physical functioning so people can gradually become stronger

Chinese Cultural Club meets every other month, all residents are welcomed. For more information call Shirley Shen at 650-518-6360.

— Ivy Kung



Korean night on Aug. 19

The Korean American Association will meet on Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Amphitheater at 8 p.m.

Entertainment for the night includes a Korean choir, conducted by Pastor Kyung Hwan Baek, a line dance of the Young-ah, the Sing Along Club, Grace Lee’s Korean dance troupe, the Saxophone Club led by Steve Chung, a solo from Kang Jeong-ran and more.

Guests are welcome to attend. The sponsoring companies for this event prepared various gifts before the performance that people are welcome to take home with them.

For more information, call 714-713-0167.


Relatively Speaking

Mutual 2 resident Gail Morrison’s granddaughter, Bree Elizabeth Forsberg, performed with her band, “The Far Worst,” at Whiskey a Go Go recently. Many famous performers have played here and it’s been famous for more than 30 years. Morrison says she is very proud of granddaughter, who currently lives in Las Vegas.



Peter E. Mason


Peter E. Mason passed away on July 12, 2023, at his grandson’s home in Lincoln Park, New Jersey.

Peter was born on May 14, 1936, in New Brunswick, Canada. When he was 17 years old, Peter moved to Compton, California, where he attended Compton College and ran track. Peter was a resident of Surfside and Leisure World. He and his wife, Jackie, enjoyed spending summers in Welland, Canada.

He is survived by his wife, Jacklyn Taylor; five children from his first marriage, Kimberly, Eliot (Heidi), Elaine, Michael (Sandy) and Nancy Higginson (Bruce); 23 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Ronald Todd Taylor. 

Peter founded New Century Industries in Paramount, California, and his sons continue his legacy, now running the company.

Memorial services for the family will be followed by a celebration of life, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 13, in Clubhouse 1, at 5 p.m.

Peter is greatly missed by family and his many friends.


July Security Incident Report

The following is the Security Incident Report for July. It has been edited for clarity.


July 14, 11:32 a.m., Mutual  1

Papers left on a resident’s stovetop caught on fire. Orange County Fire Authority responded to the call. There was no damage to the unit.

July 17, 12:45 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident reported a burning smell in the unit. No smoke fire, or damage was observed.


73 sightings reported.


July 1, 11:16 p.m., Mutual 4

An unknown person removed a bicycle from the front of a resident’s unit.

July 7, 5:26 p.m.,  Aquatic Center

An unknown person removed a resident’s iPhone from a bag in the pool area.

July 8, 12:23 a.m., Mutual 9

An unknown person removed shoes and a flower pot belonging to a resident.

July 13, 11:37 a.m., Mutual 9

An unknown person removed a ladder from the carport area.

July 13, 3:35 p.m., Mutual 3

An unknown person removed a surfboard from the carport area.

July 22, 6:50 p.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person removed a resident’s jogging pants off the clothesline.

July 23, 7:45 a.m., Aquatic Center

An unknown person removed a cell phone from a parked golf cart.

July 30, 11:35 a.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person removed a resident’s bicycle.


July 22, 2:05 p.m., Aquatic Center

An unknown person placed graffiti on resident’s scooter.

July 25, 7:33 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident discovered a front window broken.  Nothing was removed from the residence.

July 28, 11:27 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident’s guest discovered her car’s passenger window was broken.


July 14, 5:26 p.m., Mutual 5

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a barking dog.

July 15, 8:28 a.m., 3:45 p.m., 4 p.m., Mutual 2

Ongoing resident dispute regarding a barking dog.

July 16, 4:41 p.m., Mutual 2

Ongoing resident dispute a regarding barking dog

July 19, 7:10 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident’s dog was barking non-stop. Security issued a pet citation.

July 22, 9:08 p.m., Mutual 6

A resident’s dog was barking non-stop. Security issued a pet citation.

July 27, 2 p.m., Mutual 2

An unleashed dog was barking at a resident. The dog’s owner was issued a pet citation.


July 17, 7 p.m., Aquatic Center

An unknown person struck  a vehicle parked near the pool and fled the scene.

July 17, 5 p.m., St. Andrews/Golden Rain

A minor accident occurred between two vehicles in the intersection.

July 20, 1:10 p.m., Mutual 10

A resident in a moving vehicle struck two parked vehicles.

July 20, 9:35 a.m., Mutual 17

A vehicle struck water pipes in the basement parking garage.

July 24, 8 p.m., Mutual 8

A resident stated she struck a pole with her vehicle due to an illegally parked vehicle. 

July 29, 10:53 p.m., Golden Rain and El Dorado

A resident drove a vehicle into a light pole and a bus stop bench then fled the scene. The  Seal Beach Police Department is currently investigating.


July 4, 11 a.m., Mutual 5

A resident complained of neighbor pounding on the shared wall.

July 5, 10:20 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident heard loud talking in neighboring unit. Neighbors promised they would keep their voices down.

July 16, 11:03 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of noise from neighboring unit.  Neighbor reduced noise.

July 16, 7 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident stated loud music was coming from the neighboring unit. No noise was detected at the scene. 

July 24, 5:55 p.m., Mutual 8

A resident complained of yelling from a neighboring unit. Security advised the neighbor,  and the noise ceased.

July 27, 10:05 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of party noise from a neighboring unit. Neighbor stated he would reduce the noise level.

July 31, 5:44 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident stated loud music was coming from a neighboring unit. No noise was detected at the scene. 


July 1, 2:09 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident fell while walking  and was transported home.

July 12, 8:54 p.m., Mutual 6

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

July 13, 8:55 p.m., Mutual 2

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

July 17, 7:25 a.m., Mutual 4

A resident fell but did not require transportation.

July 25, 9:45 a.m., Clubhouse 4

A resident fell during a Board of Directors meeting and was transported to the hospital.

July 26, 9:17 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident fell but did not require transportation.

July 29, 6:10 a.m., Mutual 8

A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation.


July 2, 7:35 p.m., Mutual 3

A lost resident  was  escorted home.

July 9, 1:10 p.m., Mutual 3

A lost resident was  escorted home.

July 17, 8:20 a.m., Mutual 4

A lost resident was  escorted home.

July 26, 8:05 p.m., Mutual 4

A lost resident was  escorted home.


July 2, 5:24 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident reported a golf cart damaged their flowers.

July 8, 1:25 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident reported children and dogs on her porch. No one  was found at scene.

July 11, 2 p.m., Mutual 2

Residents were in dispute over a parking space.

July 12, 11:29 a.m., Mutual 12

A resident stated a woman was walking around her unit. No one was found at the scene.

July 15, 5:34 p.m., Mutual 10

Security assisted the mutual president in advising resident of an occupancy violation.

July 18, 7:12 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident alleged damage to her vehicle was caused by another resident.

July 26, 3:34 p.m., Mutual 7

A vehicle was found leaking fluid. Security issued a tow warning.

July 28,12:08 a.m., Golf Course

A suspicious person was  found and escorted out of the community.

July 31,1:28 p.m., Pickleball Court 

Security advised non-residents that they could not use court.


Paramedic calls:145

Theft: 8

Vandalism: 3

Traffic Incidents: 6

Death Investigations: 9

Lost Residents: 4

Injury: 7

Noise Complaints: 7

Fire Reports: 2

Pet Complaints: 6

Coyote Sightings: 73

Grand Totals : 270



Lauren Barich, a management analyst for the city of Seal Beach, recently visited the Sunshine Club to update members on what the city is doing.  The City of Seal Beach is eager to share updates and resources with Leisure World residents and hopes to receive feedback to learn what residents want.  Those who want more information about the City of Seal Beach, can email AskCityHall@sealbeachca.gov.




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 10/11



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 8/30


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/10/2024




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 10/18

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 8/16


CORY GEE PAINTING. State Contractor License 1049257.  Bonded and Insured. Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. (714)-308-9931.  Exp 10/18


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 10/18


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

Exp 11/01


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


LADY PAINTER. Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior Paint, Speciality-Finishes, Cabinets, Murals and MORE! State Contractor License 1033927.  Exp 10/18



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562)-841-3787. SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 10/04


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

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.  Exp 8/16

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 10/11

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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

PET Services

I-LUV-Dogs! Do you need help walking your Leisure-World/dog? Call me, LW-Resident/562-594-8353.


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 9/27



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  SB Business License BCS0002. Exp 1/31/2024


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with/optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann/714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650/Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 10/25



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 10/11


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 11/01


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 10/18


Anthony Caregiver. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student/Available-Evening-and-Nights-ONLY. 714-605-6869. SB Business License 14206319.  Exp 8/30


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 9/27


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 8/23


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

Exp 9/27


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. CALL PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 10/11



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

SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 10/04


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 11/01


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 11/01


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 9/20


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 9/20


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. SB Business License CIP0001   Exp 1/10/2024


COMPUTER SERVICES (562)-733-9193

All things computer related. Phones, TV’s, Tablets, Electronic gadgets. Call John LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001.

Exp 11/01

PET Services

LOVE Dogs! Do you need help walking your Leisure-World/dog? Call me, LW-Resident/562-594-8353.



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 9/27


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


EZ GO Golf Cart with cover. Good condition. Cash ONLY. $3,300.00 Call/562-431-3160


2021 GEM 4-Passenger Golf-Cart. 6-New/Batteries. Restored in 2021 with <500miles. Painted with high-quality paint and has updated steering-wheel, radio with/blue-tooth. Registered and is Street Legal. Contains new seat-belts and updated DISC/brakes. Pink Slip available. Contact my son for appointment_(714)-773-2106. Picture-available-upon-request_$11K/OBO.


Pride Mobility Scooter. Hardly used, less than 2-years old. $1,000/OBO. Kay (310)-941-3307.


Almost New Electric-Scooter. Hardly ridden. Must sell. Will CONSIDER any offer. Mutual-2/562-357-5410


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 8/30


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 10/11

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 8/30


2002/Lexus LS430 Sedan, EVERY-option, VERY-clean, driven less than 6,000miles/Per-Year. Asking $6,200/OBO. Call/562-852-5478. Exp 8/23



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 10/04



Your-Friendly-MOVERS. We-offer-Hauling-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 10/11


Coins, Comics, First Day Cover Stamps, Misc. Appointments Monday-Friday. Call 562-594-3975. Exp 8/30


Estate Sale -1571 Golden Rain Rd., Mututal 5 – 118K. Thursday Aug. 10, and Friday Aug. 11 from 8:30-2:00pm. HUGE SALE – Reclinging sofa and chair, charging end table, coffee table with drawers, rattan papasan chair, counter height table/4 chairs. Area rugs, buffet, wicker trucks, Judaica. Desk with hutch, twin bed with storage, floor lamps. Ikea cubby storage cabinets. Tiffany vases, Waterford champagne glasses. Huge collection of NIB Barbie dolls (1990’s), and some American Girl dolls. Standing mixer, indoor grill. Full size bed with matching dresser/mirror, armoire, headboard and nightstands. Ladies clothing (large), shoes (8-1/2), great purses, costume jewelry, quality watches. Name brand golf clubs and accessories, ladies ski pants, tennis skirts and rackets. Patio chaise, small tools, wind spinners, garden flags, holiday decor and more. Estate Sales by  Docia Drake, 714-514-8232. POB 427, Seal Beach License ESD0001.


Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise. August-10th/Thursday and August-11th/Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm. 13720 St. Andrews Drive, Mutual-1/Unit-46A. Located on SW Corner of Golden Rain and St. Andrews. In this home, you will find MANY beautiful things. MCM-king-size-headboard/dresser-with-attached-mirror-and-matching-nightstands. New-tan-fabric-sofa/loveseat-with-oversized-pillows. Three-adjustable-shelf-bookcases/dark-wood-coffee-table/matching-sofa-table. Microwave/pots-and-pans/lots-of-storage-tubs/wheelchair/mobility-walker-with-seat. Samsonite-luggage/CDs/cassettes/computer-desk/rolltop-desk/monitor/printer/Christmas/costume-jewelry/ladies(M-L)-clothes and so much more! For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 with your name by Wednesday evening. POB 427, Seal Beach, 90740. Seal Beach Business License 14206514.


Condo available for Lease in Mutual-17. Call/562-810-3166. Exp 8/16


Leisure-World Home for Lease. 2-Master-Bedrooms with own Bath. Super Light & Clean. NO PETS. Available/October-1st. One-Time Leisure-World Membership Fee per Tenant Required. Call/(949)-680-8840; Leave-Message for Call-Back. $2,200/Monthly. Exp 8/23

LEISURE WORLD carport FOR rent

Mutual-2 carport space available for rent. $45/monthly. Call/714-702-9006.