LWW Translate/Vie 09-14-23


Tribute will honor late Jimmy Buffett

Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band

Sept. 14 | 7:30 p.m.

Amphitheater Stage

Sponsors: Optum Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare

Just 14 days after the death of legendary musician Jimmy Buffett, Mark Wood will grace the Amphitheater stage to pay tribute to the singer known for tropical rock hits inspired by island living. 

Wood began listening to and playing Jimmy Buffett tunes in the early 1970s. The stories that Jimmy told in his songs, along with the great melodies, were always intriguing to Wood. Songs like “Margaritaville,” “A Pirate Looks at 40,” “Pencil Thin Mustache” and “Tampico Trauma” became staples in his solo career. After the death of Buffett earlier this month, Wood and his accompanying Parrot Head Band played a last-minute show in Costa Mesa. 

“It was a wonderful way to begin to come to grips with Jimmy’s passing; all of us together, singing and reliving Jimmy’s stories,” Wood said. “What I realized that evening was that even though Jimmy’s not here with us in body, his spirit lives on in the legacy of his stories, his songs and in each and every one of us who have loved, lived and experienced them in our own personal way.”

Wood has a long history as a Buffett tribute singer. In 1999, a friend in the corporate event planning business needed a “Jimmy-style” band for an event. 

This was a chance for Wood to put together the perfect party band with a Cajun/Zydeco-style rhythm section with a Reggae keyboardist, a country guitarist, R&B sax man, Parrot Head singers and a steel drummer who actually studied with a Coral Reefer Band member. 

The combination is what makes Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band the next best thing to “Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band.”

The band has performed around the world in theaters, concerts, casinos, corporate events, for the U.S. military, for private parties, and even opened for Jimmy Buffett at the Verizon Amphitheater.

The timely Buffett tribute will be the final Amphitheater show of the 2023 season. 

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. Minibus transportation will be available before and after the show.



St. Andrews Gate exit lane will be temporarily closed

The exit lane at the St. Andrews Gate will be closed for street work on Sept. 18, 19 and 20. As there will be no egress for drivers from the St. Andrews Gate, people will be detoured to the North Gate or the Main Gate. 

Congestion along St. Andrews will be expected the entire week, Sept. 18-22. 

Residents are urged to use caution in construction zones.



City officials will host town hall in Clubhouse 4

Seal Beach City Councilmember and LW resident Nathan Steele will host a town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m.  in Clubhouse 4. Topics will include the city’s housing element and zoning changes, paid parking on Main Street, the results of a citywide poll and the city’s five-year financial forecast.  

Steele will be joined by Mayor Thomas Moore, City Manager Jill Ingram, Director of Planning and Development Alexa Smittle, Director of Public Works Iris Lee, Chief of Police Mike Henderson and city parking plan author and expert Julie Dixon, among others.

Steele represents the Seal Beach District 5, which encompasses Leisure World west of St. Andrews Drive. Moore, of College Park West, represents District 2, which encompasses the portion of Leisure World east of St. Andrews Drive, Rossmoor Center and College Park West. 

“The goal of the town hall is to help people understand the housing element and the connected changes to zoning in Seal Beach,” Steele said. “It is also to help folks understand the issue of paid parking on Main Street, which the city council has not yet passed but is considering in the ad hoc parking commission.” 



California escapes extreme drought after series of showers

Conservation continues amid record-setting winter rainfall and tropical storm

Over 95% of California was classified as under severe drought one year ago. Today, all of the state is completely drought free, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which tracks the location and intensity of drought across the country.

Tropical Storm Hilary’s rare summer rain and last winter’s record-setting rainfall totals have worked together to solve the  years-long problem of serious drought in California.

Last summer, California was in the midst of the most severe drought on record, and historic water restrictions were implemented in different areas across the state. January, February and March 2022 were the driest months on record dating back over 100 years, with just six inches of precipitation observed across the Sierra Nevada mountains, according to news reports at the time.

In early 2022, the Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced a scant 5% allocation of requested supplies from the State Water Project, water from northern California which on average provides 30% of southern California’s water supply. 

In May 2022, DWR found no snow to measure at Phillips Station in the Sierra Mountains for the last survey of the 2022 water year. State officials use snowpack to determine water supply forecasts.

Emergency water conservation regulations were put in place, with water officials telling residents that recurring and more frequent drought cycles seem to be the new normal in California. 

So even thought the state is now drought free, the Orange County Water District (OCWD) is working to increase and diversify local water supplies in preparation for the inevitable future droughts.

While water conservation efforts should continue, conservation will continue to be a part of everyday life in Leisure World, with some Mutuals planting native drought resistant gardens, altering watering schedules and cautioning residents against watering concrete and hardscape.

Other ways that LW residents can help conserve are:

• Do not water lawns and landscaping while it’s raining or for 48 hours after measurable rainfall.

• Do not allow excessive water flow or runoff onto sidewalks, driveway, street, alley or gutter when watering lawns, landscaping and vegetated areas.

• Plumbing system leaks must be immediately fixed.

• Do not hose or wash down hard or paved surfaces such as sidewalks, gutters, driveways, patios, pool decks, parking areas, tennis courts and alleys, except to alleviate immediate fire or sanitation hazards.

• Wash vehicles with a bucket and/or hose with a positive shut-off hose nozzle. This includes cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, boats, or trailers. The LW car wash at Clubhouse 2 uses recycled water.


All Department Town Hall

There will be an All-Department Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Directors will give updates and residents are encouraged to ask questions during the public forum.



Dates set for RFID tag distribution

The RFID (Radio Frequency ID) tag distribution for the community will start in mid-September. Pick-up dates have been set for all Mutuals.

Here are some quick facts to make the distribution process an easy one for all residents:

Who can receive an RFID tag?

Any person who possesses a valid Leisure World Identification Card may receive one RFID tag for one vehicle with a valid GRF decal without charge.  To receive an RFID tag, you must have a valid Leisure World Decal on your vehicle.

Decals are available at the Decal Office next to the Café in Building 5. The Decal Office is open Tuesday-Saturday,  8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed noon-12:30 p.m.).

To receive a decal, people must have the following: (1) valid state issued driver’s license, (2) valid vehicle registration, (3) valid vehicle insurance, (4) valid GRF Identification Card.

Where do I pick up my RFID tag?

People can pick up their RFID tags at the 1.8-Acre site, located in the northwest corner of the community in Mutual 9 (formally known as the “mini-farms”).

When do I pick up my RFID tag?

Residents of each Mutual and building have been assigned a date to pick up their RFID tags. 

The hours of distribution will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cars may not line up earlier than 8:15 a.m. on Oak Hills Drive.

Before entering the 1.8-Acre site, Security will verify all four documents (valid license, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance and GRF Identification Card).

Upon entering 1.8 Acre site, people will complete a form to list the four permanent guests they want on their account. 

In addition, people will need to provide a password for their account (the password may be any type of name or object or set of numbers).

Distribution Calendar

To ensure the RFID tag issuance is completed in an efficient manner, Security will issue the RFID tags by Mutual.

If people miss their assigned day for any reason (illness, vacation, etc.), there will be an opportunity to obtain an RFID tag on a make-up day. 

Be advised that the make-up day will be after regular distribution of all RFID tags are made, so issuance of the RFID tag will be during the last week of October.

The Security Department will be distributing over 10,000 RFID tags. The process will take nearly two months to complete. Therefore, Security cannot offer any specific day or timed reservations for RFID distribution, nor can Security accommodate any special requests.

Any residents in line for a tag on a day that they have not been assigned will not receive an RFID tag.

 Distribution Dates:

Mutual 1

• Buildings 1-16: Sept. 18

• Buildings 17-32: Sept. 19

• Buildings 33-48: Sept. 20

• Buildings 49-64: Sept. 21

• Buildings 65-70, Sept. 22

Mutual 2

• Buildings 1-11: Sept. 22

• Buildings 12-28: Sept. 23

• Buildings 29-45: Sept. 25

• Buildings 46-62: Sept. 26

• Buildings 63-72: Sept. 27

Mutual 3

• Buildings 1-7: Sept. 27

• Buildings 8-24: Sept. 28

• Buildings 25-36: Sept. 29

Mutual 4

• Buildings 37-42: Sept. 29

• Buildings 43-59: Sept. 30

• Buildings 60-76: Oct. 2

• Buildings 77-89: Oct. 3

Mutual 5

• Buildings 69-72 and 90-97: Oct. 3

• Buildings 98-114: Oct. 4

• Buildings 115-126: Oct. 5

Mutual 6

• Buildings 53-57: Oct. 5

• Buildings 58-68 and 127-131: Oct. 6

• Buildings 132-144: Oct. 7

Mutual 7

• Buildings 145-149: Oct. 7

• Buildings 150-166: Oct. 9

• Buildings 167-176: Oct. 10

Mutual 8

• Buildings 177-183: Oct. 10

• Buildings 184-200: Oct. 11

• Buildings 201-205: Oct. 12

Mutual 9

• Buildings 206-216: Oct. 12

• Buildings 217-233: Oct. 13

• Buildings 234-237: Oct. 14

Mutual 10

• Buildings 238-250: Oct. 14

• Buildings 251-260: Oct. 16

Mutual 11

• Buildings 261-267: Oct. 16

• Buildings 268-286: Oct. 17

Mutual 12

• Buildings 6-11 and 34-45: Oct. 19

• Buildings 46-47 and 55-67: Oct. 20

• Buildings 68-78: Oct. 21

Mutual 14

• Buildings 1-5: Oct. 21

• Buildings 12-30: Oct. 23

• Buildings 31-33 and 48-54: Oct. 24

Mutual 15

• Buildings 1-11: Oct. 25

• Buildings 12-23: Oct. 26

• Buildings 24-35: Oct. 27

• Buildings 36-48: Oct. 28

Make Up Days

Make up days for those who missed their assigned pick-up date will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 4. 


2023 GRF Paving Project

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

Pedestrians and drivers should proceed with caution and adhere to traffic controls on and near streets that are being paved.


Report Coyote Sightings

To report coyote sightings, call the Seal Beach Police Department at 562-570-7387. 

People can also report coyote  sightings online to Long Beach Animal Care Services by visiting https://www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report/.

The City of Seal Beach recommends that people with small pets (less than 20 pounds) supervise them while outdoors.



Letters to the Editor


NOCE used to offer a mature driving class at LW. Unfortunately, they no longer offer it here. AARP offers an eight-hour mature driving class online and in-person at nearby Westminster and Cerritos. 

Because of the number of mature drivers here, I would think Security and/or GRF would contact AARP and try to get AARP to offer the mature driving class here. This class should be offered at least twice a year.

With the number of accidents, wrong-way and distracted drivers, speeders, it would benefit all to have such a refresher class and hopefully create a safer environment for all. 

Robert Dufney 

Mutual 1 


Wow! That was my reaction to Vickie Van Ert’s and Mike Simpson’s guitar and vocal harmony entertainment at Veterans Plaza the evening of Sept. 1. And a big thank you to Vickie and Mike. I am sure looking forward to more evenings of your guitar and vocal harmony entertainment.

Debbi Fudge

Mutual 1


If you have more than just the Superwire cable TV service (i.e. additional cable channel package(s) directly from Spectrum), you can get a $10 credit to your next Spectrum bill.  This is to make up for not getting several basic channels owned by Disney (such as Disney, ABC, and the three ESPN channels) during the ongoing contract dispute between Spectrum and Disney.  I called the Spectrum billing department, asking for the credit and was told it would be reflected on my next bill. I don’t know if they will also credit you if you have cable TV only through Superwire along with Spectrum Internet and/or Spectrum Home Phone service.  Call Spectrum at 833-267-6094 and ask for the billing department.

Mike Stabile

Mutual 1


Member Column—Remembering Korean War Sacrifice

Editor’s Note: LWer Grace Kim gave the following address at the Korean Veterans Association commemoration of the 78th anniversary of Korean Liberation Day on Aug. 15.

Good afternoon. I would like to welcome each and every one of you to this most exciting and unforgettable 78th Korean Liberation Day celebration.

And I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Mr. Paul Lee and his Leisure World team for organizing today’s celebration. 

The Korean peninsula was  constantly invaded by Russia, China and Japan, then Japan colonized Korea for 36 years.

During the Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945, more than 140,000 people were arrested and many fled to Russia, China and the United States.

A provisional Korean government-in-exile was established in Shanghai, China, in April 1919 after the March 1, 1919, Independent Movement demonstration.

Three million participated in the demonstration; 7,500 died; 16,000 were injured and 46,000 were arrested and detained. They were all fighting for Korean independence.

Many religious leaders, students and community leaders participated in the demonstration. 

My husband’s maternal grandfather, Rev. Ha Ryung Choo (1885-1942) was a Presbyterian seminary student at that time and got involved in this demonstration. And he was arrested and put in prison for a year. He was tortured so badly, he almost died. He was released and came home, but he was so sick that he could not return to school for awhile.

During World War II, young men and women were drafted to serve in the army. They were forced into hard labor. Young women were used as comfort women, sex slaves for Japanese soldiers, and students were sent to factories to produce military uniforms and weapons.

At the end of World War II in August 1945, Korea was liberated from 36 years of Japanese colonization. But after disarming Japanese soldiers, the Soviet Union did not leave North Korea and helped North Korea establish a Communist government. That is why Korea was divided at the 38th parallel.

Three million Christians and community leaders fled North Korea to South Korea. In doing so, they became traitors to the North Korea communist government. South Korea established a democratic government in 1948. 

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began with a surprise attack by North Korea. The Soviet Union and China helped North Korea in an attempt to unify Korea as a communist country.

The United States and 16 UN countries fought for South Korea’s freedom and independence.

The Korean War is not a forgotten war, and we are always thankful for your sacrificial love for Korean independence and freedom. We hope that we can see a peacefully unified democratic country in our lifetime.

The Korean government contacted my husband and recognized him as a grandson of Rev. Ha Ryung Choo and awarded him. We decided to send this monetary award to Korean Saemoonan Church for its sanctuary extension project. My husband’s sister-in-law was a pastor of that church and also Rev. Ha Ryung Choo was a frequent guest preacher there.


Presidents’ Council Meeting Recap


Clubhouse Four 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 Sept. 6 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom tele-video conference.

The following is a recap:

Presidents’ Council meeting minutes of Aug. 2 were approved as written.  

The Director Group Operations Optum of Orange County, Victoria Batistelli and HCC Site Manager Jayna Kling provided an update on the upcoming onsite pharmacy. 

Emergency Information Council Representative Marty Williams provided an update on Mutual representatives joining the EIC meeting, discussed the charter, and GAF donations for Emergency Preparedness Expo.

The GRF Member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat discussed shareholder assistance programs and processes.

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 and Stock Transfer Departments. 

The next meeting is on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, Zoom tele-video conference and YouTube Live.


Mutual 9 Election is Oct. 2

The GRF special election for a Mutual 9 representative is on Monday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.


Public Comments at GRF Meetings

The Open Meeting Act requires boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits 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 comment card at the meeting prior to it being called to order. You may email correspondence to executive coordinator at grfboardaction@lwsb.com.



Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold Erv Rosh Hashanah services with Rabbi Mike Mymon and Cantor Marla Barugel at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1 and on Zoom.  Services for Rosh Hashanah will be on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, and  Zoom with Rabbi Mymon and Cantor Barugel at 9:30 a.m. 

The High Holiday schedule is listed below. All services will be hybrid on Zoom and in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Sunday, Sept. 17: Rosh Hashana No. 2 with  Mymon and Marla Barugel at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 22: Mymon at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Shabbat Shuvah with Mymon at 10 a.m.

Sunday, Sept.  24: Kol Nidre with Mymon and Barugel at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 25: Yom Kippur with Mymon and Barugel at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 29: Erev Succoth with Mymon at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30: Succoth with Mymon  at 10 a.m.

To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122.

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

Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom can 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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints World-Wide General Conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1. The live broadcast can be found at www.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, YouTube and www.BYUtv.org.

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of Sept. 18-24 is 2 Corinthians 8-13.  

The devotional “Come, Follow Me” asks “What would you do if you heard that a congregation of saints in another area was struggling in poverty? This was the situation that Paul described to the Corinthian saints in 2 Corinthian 8-9.”


Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore Episcopal Church

Join Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore Episcopal Church in worship Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Golden Rain Road and St. Andrews Drive next to the LW Pool. 

This Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m., the congregation will celebrate Pastor Gilbert Moore’s 70 years of ordination and his 96th birthday. Bishop Murray Finck will preside over this special service. Pastor Moore’s daughter, Lisa Nunley, will be the soloist. A luncheon in his honor will be held immediately following the service. Transportation after the luncheon will be provided for those that need it. 

All are welcome to join. Contact Kay Pushman at 818-470-0480 or Wendy Alfageme 310-283-7984 for more information.


LW Baptist

LW Baptist will meet Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 to discuss hope. A Christian’s hope is guaranteed, and the church’s worship celebrates that hope. 

Hope is what Christians look forward to after death, which is being in the Lord’s presence. No hope means nothing to look forward to after death, and most of the world has no hope. The Bible gives reasons for believers to be certain about hope, because the Bible gives believers God’s promises. These promises are great comfort to God’s people. They assure the church that those who have died will rise at Christ’s coming and be caught up in the clouds together with the believers who are still alive to meet the Lord in the air, and all will go forever to be with him. 

For more information, call the church at 562-430-8598.


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, with Kusala from 9:30-11 a.m. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in simple ways, teaching people how to suffer less and become happier.  

For more information, call 714-468-6887.


Leisure World Korean Community Church

Members of the Leisure World Korean Community Church (LWKCC) choir and female choir attend the praise festival hosted by the Seojung Presbytery Women’s Mission at Dong shin Church in Fullerton on Sept. 10. 

The choir was  conducted by  Pastor Kyu-Sam Kim; with accompaniment by  Deacon Min-Jeong Kim. Rev. Dr. Jang-Young Yong, head pastor, also attended.  

About 30 LWKCC female choir members sang, “The fruit of love, where is its name comparable.” In a special appearance after the women’s chorus, Elder Yoo Jun, a former bonbon quartet singer, sang the solo, “God’s Grace.” The LWKCC Choir has 55 members and practices every Friday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the choir room under the direction of the music pastor Kyu-sam Kim. The choir director is Elder Changkun Lee, and the assistant director is Elder Lee Seongnam.

LWKCC is a nesting church of LW Community Church. Sunday worship is held every week at 11:50 a.m. in the parish hall, and the weekly morning prayer meeting is held in the parish hall at 6 a.m. from Tuesday-Saturday. Every Saturday morning service is followed by breakfast in the fellowship room. 

Every other week, LWKCC holds a seminar on how to use a smart phone, with Elder Yoo Jeong-hoon and Ordained Deacon Lee Kun-soo.  

For more information about the church, choir, or schedule, call 714-323-0897 or email revyong@hanmail.net.


Assembly of God

In his book “The Generals,” Tom Ricks states that nations need generals who lead campaigns that win wars, and in peacetime generals who can prepare for the next war.  Many are familiar with biblical characters who are religious leaders, farmers, shepherds or common people.  But the Bible also presents examples of military leaders who demonstrate both winning and losing strategies.  

Pastor Chuck Franco will present part 1 of his series titled, “Israel’s Greatest General,” this Sunday, Sept. 17. Joshua 23:1-6  recounts Joshua’s parting words at the end of his military career.  

 “The Ten Commandments,”  a Bible study by Albert Tate, continues with a deep dive into the familiar scripture passage on  Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. This is not a set of ancient rules that Christians may choose to accept or reject. It is a framework within which people can live and thrive.  Students enjoy the brief video teaching and the moderated discussion with plenty of student interaction.

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

For more information visit, lwassemblyofgod.com, or on Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page, where people can catch up on past sermons. 

Contact the church office at 562-357-4360 or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com for more information.


Community Church

This is a land divided. Fear has gripped hearts and caused people to strip the humanity of their neighbors.  In this time of division and fear, the teachings of Jesus are meant to fall fresh upon believers’ ears and into their hearts.  

This week, Community Church will continue to walk through the good news of Jesus recorded in the book Matthew and Paul’s letter to the followers of Jesus in Rome. It will specifically look at food and the desire to judge others for their diets and other ways they are different and look at how people might look past differences to see the divine in one another. 

Those who are interested in  a loving community and share a passion for overcoming differences are welcome to join Community Church on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 9:50 a.m for worship followed by a time fellowship and light refreshment. Come early for a cup of coffee in the Narthex.  

It is with sadness that Community Church bids farewell to a dear friend and faithful church leader, Mary Granger. Mary is leaving her home in Leisure World on Oct. 1 to relocate  to Wisconsin. The church will honor Mary and bid a fond goodbye on Sunday, Sept. 17 after worship. 

People are also invited to attend a “Pizza With the Pastor” lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. 

The church is located inside Leisure World 14000 Church Place.  People may also join the service live on Facebook @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld and on Zoom. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.  For more information, call  562-431-2503.


Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study Group

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month in Clubhouse  3, Room 6. The group is currently studying John McArthur’s commentary on the Gospel of John. All residents are invited to attend. For more information, call Jean Davidson at 562-431-0597 or Marge Singleton at 562-594-8100.


Christian Fun and Fellowship Club

The Christian Fun and Felloship Club will host its monthly potluck in Clubhouse 4 on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m.  People are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table setting.


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 

The book of Genesis is a history book. The word “Genesis” means source, origin or beginning. The book is considered a progressive revelation, with the many layers of the progression of mankind recorded in it. Scientists and novelists have written volumes about the history of their versions of man’s beginning, but Genesis is the only book written by residents of those early years. The Bible spans from the development of mankind and the many sins of humanity to the day God sent his only son Jesus to live among the people to let them come to a closer understanding and relationship with their creator God. 

Jesus, God in the flesh, walks among his people. He displays compassion, heals the sick and teaches over and over about what God truly wants from mankind. The message he delivers over and over is to love one another as yourselves, refrain from all behavior that leads to sorrow, sickness and death and to love the Lord. 

This week Pastor Bruce Humes will finish Genesis 19.  Within the chapter, people lived in the land that God had chosen for his people to dwell. 

 The Bible never tries to clean up history as evidenced by this chapter.  The immorality recorded in this history account shows the result of three lone survivors of the destroyed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Even with the smell of the smoke of those cities rising up to the nostrils of those survivors, they refused to turn away from the sins that they left behind.  Pastor Humes  will share how the long-lasting effects of Sodom and Gomorrah continued to bring longstanding problems to Gods people for many years to come.   

 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 Sherry Parmenter will play special music.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

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are call according to His purpose,”  Romans 8:28.


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

For more information, call 562-431-8810.


Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly’s men’s and women’s ministries return on Sept. 21 after a brief summer hiatus. These fellowship groups will meet this week at 1 p.m.

 The men’s group, under the direction of Ruben De la Rosa and Gary Leming, gather in the sanctuary, and the women’s group, called Touch of Love, is under the direction of Linda Hernandez and meets in the Garden Room. 

These groups are a great way for those who are not familiar with Faith Christian Assembly to see what its about. There is something special about getting together to focus strengths and address unique issues as men and women. Having a ministry devoted specifically to each group gives an excellent opportunity to do so, and  some fun while at the same time. 

Faith Christian Assembly is conveniently located on the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive in Seal Beach. Come take advantage of these wonderful ministries that are devoted to men and to women, and bring a friend.

Weekly Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with the pre-service prayer beginning at 5 p.m. The weekly Bible Study is Wednesday at 11 a.m. Grief Share is currently in session and meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Garden Room. GriefShare is still open for those who want to join. 

To receive a free newsletter by mail or email, or to receive more information on the church, call 562-598-9010 or email contact@fcachurch.net.  People can also visit the church website at www.FCAchurch.net. 


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://bit.ly/3qwK6U9or join on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams. 

Beit HaLev will conduct only online High Holy Day services this year; the schedule is as follows: 

Erev Rosh HaShanah: Friday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m.

Rosh Hashanah Morning: Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m.

Kol Nidrei: Sunday, Sept. 24, at 5  p.m.

Yom Kippur Morning: Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m.

Ne’ilah: Monday, Sept. 25, at 5 p.m.

Erev Sukkot/Shabbat: Friday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.

Sukkot/Shabbat Morning: Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m.

Simchat Torah: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.

Notice that this year most of the High Holy Days are also on Shabbat.

All Beit HaLev services share brand new special prayerbooks onscreen, “Lev L’Lev,” 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. It welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the Divine and doesn’t believe in labels.

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.


Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church

Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church meets at 1 p.m. on Sundays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Pastor Timothy Joo leads the service. Fellowship time for seniors is held at 1 p.m. every Thursday in Clubhouse 3, Room 4. All residents are invited to join a joyous service and fellowship. For more information, contact 714-520-1877 or email drchoo2014@gmail.com.



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 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.

Aug. 28 winners (10 tables): Melanie Smith and Lavonne McQuilkin, and Larry Topper and Thad Mikols, north/south; Shmuel Fisher and Trudi Lamendola, and Judy Jones and Al Appel, east/west.

Aug. 31 winners (seven tables): A Howell movement was played. Russ Gray and Fred Reker, first pair; Howard Smith and Bud Parish, second pair; Glenn Barry and Dan Frank, third pair. 

Sept. 1 winners (eight tables): Tony Reddy and Miranda Reddy, and Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, north/south; Linda Nye and Marilyn McClintock, and Lynn Danielson and Larry Topper, east/west.

The club congratulates the winners and thanks all the players who participate and support the club.

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

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

—John Markovich


Pinochle Club

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

For more information, contact Antonia Zupancich at 760-427-2731 or antonia9543@sbcglobal.net.


LW Women’s Golf Club

Women’s Golf Club President Pam Krug planned a special shotgun tournament for Tuesday, Sept. 5. In addition to low gross, low net and circle hole No. 6, each player was given one free shot if they went in the water or the sand trap.

Forty-two players competed in the tournament.

A flight winners: Low gross: Linda Herman and Soo Choi, 27; low net: Nina DeRosa, 24.

B flight winners: Low gross: Margie Thompson, 31; low net: Pam Krug, 25. MaryAnn Moore made circle hole No. 6.

C flight winners: Low gross: Sanghi Kim, 29; low net: Joann Lim, 22

D flight winners: Low gross: Betty Regalado, 36; low net: Sue Elliott, 23.

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

—Liz Meripol


Cribbage Club

The Cribbage Club meets each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Members should arrive by 12:15 p.m. to be assured a place to
play. At 12:25 announcements are made, and the games begin at 12:30. Seven games are played. Yearly dues are $5. Members earn a star for their name tag when they win all seven games with a perfect score of 847.

Julie Milburn celebrated her birthday and provided cake and ice cream to all 54 members in attendance on Sept. 5. Carrie Kistner and Candy Meyers served the delicious refreshments to everyone.

Bob Daley joined as a new member of the club.

Sept. 5 winners: Lyn Doyle, 836, first place; Marshia Larson, 834, second; Sandra DeDubovay, 833, third; Sharon Rutigliano, 827, fourth. Dale Quinn won six out of seven games.

To learn how to play cribbage or for more information  about the club, call Marilyn Chelsvig at 562-279-5665

—Mary Holder


Tournament Poker

The next regular poker tournament is Saturday, Sept. 16 in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Players are invited for a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em. Arrive at 10 a.m. for registration and a meet-and-greet with coffee and sweets. All players must be in their seats and ready to play at 10:30. No late seating is allowed.

On Sept. 2, 54 players at six tables were registered. The two players with the highest hands of the day win prizes at each tournament. Both prizes were awarded to Ron Pine. In one hand he held quad A’s, and in the next hand he had a full house A-A-A-Q-Q. Kathy Elliot won the promotional hand prize.

The final table players were: Wendy Wu, first; Lee (Jack) Pfeifer, second; Kurt Bourhenne, third; Doug Wolfe, fourth;
Tony Canfora, fifth; and Debbie Barner, sixth. That was a good mix of the usual suspects and some newer faces, right up until the head’s up play between Wu and Pfeifer. Holding 3-3, Pfeifer went all in before the flop and Wu called with Q10. The flop
came A-K-K giving Pfeifer two pairs. The turn card (7) kept Pfeifer in the lead, but the river card (Q) was a deal breaker,
giving Wu a bigger two pair hand with Q-Q-K-K-10. 

Wu has lived in Leisure World for 13 years and has been a member of the club for nine years. This was her 16th final table win. In addition to tournament poker, Wu plays pickleball, Mahjong and is a member of other poker groups.

For club information, email Deborah Barner at deborahbarner7@gmail.com.

—Deborah Barner



Club membership doubles

Since the close of league play in May 2022, the Shuffleboard Club has doubled in size to 75 current members for the upcoming fall season. Such a change in the size of a group raises two questions: How does such growth occur? And, what must happen to retain members year after year?

The answer to the first question involves a lot of elements. New members often report that the regular articles and photos in the LW Weekly have been a great recruitment tool. Veteran members and officers have courageously changed many historical practices to meet the needs some previous members expressed. Perhaps the biggest change has been the addition of the Tuesday evening league. Additionally, the club has three different competitive seasons —fall, winter, and spring—rather than one eight-month long commitment.

Last summer the club adopted a “5 Fs” guide to future plans: Fun, Friendly, Flexible, Fulfilling, and Fair to all. The 2023-24 shuffleboard year will continue this plan, and “developing a strong infrastructure” has been added.

Integrating 29 new members requires many approaches. Working to ensure all members enjoy scheduled social gatherings remains a key element. One of the best parts of official games is that a person plays at the same end of the court with a different person in every league game. This automatic mixing gives people a chance to know more people and develop more friends. 

With the recent restoration of the courts and the use of a new product to powder courts before playing, flexibility has become key. On average, 14 members have been attending the open play practices to learn and relearn shuffleboard with the new conditions. In addition, the 10 captains for this coming season are experimenting with new practices to give everyone a chance to play more, improve their game, and enjoy the fulfillment of a multi-faceted game.

Building a strong infrastructure is complicated. However, at last Wednesday’s open play practice, there were examples at work. Several members learned the process of wiping the courts with a microfiber mop. Two veteran members, Roger Bennett and Ellie West, relined scoreboards that have needed new lines for several years. There are scores of individual activities necessary for a vibrant club, but when divided among many, they become doable. 

For club information, call Membership Coordinator Patty Peterson at 562-714-7072.

—Kay Mount



Optum HCC annual flu clinic returns on Oct. 6

The Optum Health Care Center will hold a flu clinic on Friday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. To help with traffic, each Mutual has been assigned a designated time slot. Short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts are recommended.

People will not have to pay a copay for the flu shot if they have Original Medicare and are not a Medicare Advantage patient. People will have to pay cash for their flu shot if they are a Medicare Advantage patient and their insurance card doesn’t have Optum Care Network–Monarch on it. 

Many pharmacies are now offering the flu shot. People can check with their doctor’s office to find out what locations are available.

Those interested in paying cash for their flu shot should expect to pay $40 for the regular adult dose and $65 for the high dose for high-risk individuals. 

Those who have a fever, cough or shortness of breath before arriving should call 562-493-9581, TTY 711 to get help and keep everyone safe.

For more information about Optum’s flu clinic, call 562-493-9581, TTY 711.


Grief Support Group

Pathways is providing a free grief support group for LW residents on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. in Optum HCC Conference Room. People who want to learn more about the grief process can call Tammie Ottenad at 562-531-3031 for a preliminary screening. 

For more information, call GRF Member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 317.



Wa-Rite Club members lost a total of 15 pounds during the week ending Sept. 1. Pat Miller was named the top loser with a 4-pound loss, and Lisa Brass with a total loss of 5.5 pounds was named the queen of August. 

Denise Stabile received her bachelor’s degree for meeting her weight goal. Ellen Larsen and Shirlene Bradrick moved up to the master’s level after maintaining their weight loss for the past year. Longtime member Mary Dominick received her doctorate for maintaining her weight loss for more than two years, attributing it to accountability, encouragement and support she receives from others. Women interested in better health and more energy are welcome to visit up to three meetings for free before joining the club.

Wa-Rite meets on Fridays 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


Hearing and Vision Support Groups

The Vision Support Group meets on second Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The hard-of-hearing support group will meet on Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Meetings are on third Tuesdays. Both groups are free and meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

For more information, call Sharon Kohn at 562-596-1969.


Variety is the Key When it Comes to Fitness

Joyful Line Dance meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club has added two new dances to keep the routine interesting for new and existing members.

Joyful Line Dance has many leaders who take turns teaching.They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Carmel Atkinson, Sunny Kim, Ginna Paik, Elizabeth Kim, Nak Soo Kim, Karen Kei, and Anna Derby. Each leader steps on stage to demonstrate the dance for beginners to learn before the music goes on. 

The club offers LWers the opportunity to have fun and meet new people while exercising and learning new dances.  Membership fees apply. Dancing or exercise shoes are required. 

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


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

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

Thursday, Sept. 14

Turkey Tetrazzini, brown rice, corn, brussels sprouts, sugar cookies, turkey, ham, and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, and a three-bean salad.

Friday, Sept. 15

Stuffed bell peppers, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans with pimentos, kiwi, chicken salad with Caesar dressing, lettuce, cheese, croutons, and crackers.

Monday, Sept. 18

Baked ham with honey glaze sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, zucchini, oatmeal cookies, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and homemade potato salad. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Oven-baked chicken breast with Mole sauce, Spanish rice, pinto beans, orange, taco salad with shredded chicken, tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Herb-roasted pork loin with gravy, barley pilaf, peas and onions, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and Asian coleslaw. 


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, Sept. 14

Chicken breast with parmesan and sundried tomato sauce, tricolor pasta, mixed vegetables blend, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and a mandarin orange.

Friday, Sept. 15

Pullled pork with barbecue sauce, baked beans, carrots, whole wheat French roll, and a diet peach crisp.

Monday, Sept. 18

Breakfast for dinner: omelet, chicken apple ausage, baked red skin potatoes, sliced carrots, whole wheat blueberry muffin, and a sugar-free pear crisp.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

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

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Cream of pumpkin soup with sugar-free crackers, chicken citrus and celery salad, barley and mango salad, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and diced peaches.



Concerned Shareholders

The Concerned Shareholders will host Leisure World’s technology expert,  Tina Schaffer with Computer Images Plus, at its meeting on Sept. 28, at 1 p.m.  in Clubhouse 3,  Room 2. 

The main topic of discussion will be learning how to avoid computer and telephone scams.  

Schaffer will also discuss other technological information and there will be a time for questions after the presentation.    All residents are welcome. 

For more information, email Tina@ComputerImagesPlus@.com or call 562-755-6199.


Emergency Information Council Meeting

Residents are invited to attend the Leisure World Emergency Information Council  meeting today, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m., in Building 5, Conference Room B. The meeting is also available on Zoom. 

Contact Eloy Gomez at Eloyg@lwsb.com to receive the link. 


Relive the Huey Lewis Tribute Concert

The Huey Lewis tribute by Hip To Be Square band at the LW Amphitheater is now on YouTube. The August concert can be viewed on YouTube at  https://youtu.be/CPQzd4_E4a0?feature=shared.


Paws, Claws and Beaks Club

Include your pet in your estate

The Paws, Claws and Beaks Club  has experienced too many calls from LW residents’ families that don’t want their mom or dad’s pet and want the club to find homes for them. The next meeting will cover this topic for all of the Leisure World pet owners and caretakers in detail. Tracy Roberts, president of the Orange County Animal Allies and a local estate planning attorney, will be the guest speaker on Thursday, Sept. 14, behind the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at noon. People are asked to bring a side dish for eight people. Leashed dogs are welcome to join.  

 The meeting will prove to be fun and educational with Roberts speaking about estate planning with pets in mind. Roberts has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning and is a certified specialist with the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate. In addition to her professional expertise and experience, Roberts provides her clients with compassionate and personalized legal services that every family deserves. 

Many people consider their pet to be a family member, best friend, or loyal companion. Responsible pet owners provide food and water, shelter, veterinarian care and plenty of love and attention to their pets.  To ensure that a pet will continue to receive this care should something unexpected happen, it’s critical to plan ahead. 

Over two-thirds of American households own a pet, but it is estimated that less than a quarter of those pet owners make estate planning provisions for their pets. Each year thousands of pets are surrendered to shelters, abandoned, or euthanized. Providing for a pet in a will instead of a trust leaves your pet’s care subject to the delays and costs of a court probate proceeding.

For more information, call President Bonnie Kaplan at 714-930-5314.  


Sunshine Club

Learn to take care of your skin

Dr. David Rae Park will speak to the Sunshine Club about skin infections on Friday, Sept. 15, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. 

There are many different types of skin infections, most are acute but some can become chronic, including bacterial, viral and fungal infections. There are also skin manifestations of more serious infections such as blood stream infection called sepsis or septic syndrome.

Dr. Park will cover more common skin infections including viral infections such as HSV and shingles, which is reactivation of prior viral infection. He will also cover prevention, treatment, and complications of shingles, which have become more preventable with availability of new shingles vaccines.

Dr. Park is a U.S. trained, Korean-American family physician who grew up in Chicago and went to University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate education.  He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for four years and finished three years of post-graduate training in Family Medicine at the Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, Illinois.

He has been in continuous medical practice in family medicine for 30 years from when he started his residency in 1993. He has practiced in rural Illinois, Battle Creek, Michigan, and Tampa, Florida, before he and his  family went to China to work in Beijing and Tianjin at the private international hospital system, where he worked for four and a half years with the locals and experts, as well as young doctors.

Dr. Park has been in California since he came back to the U.S. in 2018, and has been with Optum California for over three years. To get to know his patients, he provides meaningful care and support, and develops a therapeutic relationship of trust.

Dr. Park is available for new patients. He is fluent in English and Korean. To make an appointment at the Health Care Center, call 562-493-9581.

All residents are welcome to join this meeting. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. People are asked to arrive promptly to the meeting.  

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


Residents are welcome to celebrate with Redeemer Lutheran Church in honoring Pastor Gilbert Moore’s 70 years of being ordained as a Lutheran minister, and his 96th birthday on Sept. 17. Bishop Murray Finck will preside over the 10:30 a.m. service, followed by a luncheon. To RSVP, call Kay Pushman at 818-470-0480 or Wendy Alfageme at 310-283-7984.


Sunshine Club

RSVP to visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Sunshine Club will visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday, Nov. 6. People can RSVP for the trip every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 9:30 a.m., before the Sunshine Club meeting at 10.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Global in outlook and grounded in the collections and expertise of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the museum offers unparalleled exhibitions and programs illuminating the fascinating world of cinema. The immersive and dynamic exhibits tell the stories of the featured movies—their art, technology, artists, history and social impact—through a variety of diverse and engaging voices. The Academy Museum tells complete stories of movie making: celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical or uncomfortable.

Originally expected to open in 2020, its completion and opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The museum eventually opened to selected celebrity guests on Sept. 25, 2021, and to the general public on Sept. 30. 

On July 14, 2022, the museum voluntarily recognized Academy Museum Workers United as the bargaining representative for 160 of its employees. 

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is located in Los Angeles, California. It is constructed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is devoted to the history, science and cultural impact of the film industry. It is the first large-scale museum of its kind in the United States. The museum is located in the historic May Company Building on the intersection Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, part of Museum Row on the Miracle Mile.

The cost of the trip is $80 including an admission ticket, transportation, lunch, snacks, water, and driver’s gratuity. 

The pick-up location is in front of the Amphitheater bus terminal, at 8:15 a.m. The group will be back before 6 p.m. at the same location.

For more information, text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339, no phone calls. 


Democratic Club

By Mary Larson 

LW contributor 

Leisure World Democrats are invited to attend the next session of the LW Democratic Club’s Voter Education Series on Wednesday, Sept. 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 1 p.m.  These sessions are a component of the club’s efforts to emphasize the importance of down-ballot races. They are also designed to help voters learn how to discuss the issues involved in these elections.

Four politically active members of the LGBTQIA+ community will lead the Sept. 20 session. In addition to talking about their own experiences, these panelists will provide recommendations as to how to address specific issues when talking with prospective voters.

Readers can, but are not required to, register in advance for this session by emailing Bev Bender at Beverleybender@gmail.com or calling 562-594-9148.

The club’s next membership meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 1 p.m. The meeting will feature an in-person presentation by Cypress City Council member Frances Marquez. She is running in the March primary election to replace Andrew Do as LW’s District 1 representative on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.  Do will be termed out of office in 2024. 

A slate of candidates for the club’s 2024-25 Board of Directors will also be presented by the Nominating Committee during the meeting.  Additional candidates can be nominated by club members during the meeting.  The election will be held during the club’s November meeting.

The club’s Get Out the Vote in 2024 taskforce’s “Neighbor to Neighbor” program has been launched. The immediate goal is to establish a visible, friendly and helpful presence in every Leisure World neighborhood.  The long-range goal is to increase the number of voters in the March 5 Primary Election.

Training sessions for club members who will be reaching out to their neighbors are scheduled for Sept. 24 and Oct. 4.  To sign up or to receive more information about the training sessions, call Taskforce Chair member Kathy Moran at 805-588-5141 or email  kmoran97@yahoo.com.

There are a limited number of free tickets still available for anyone who wants to attend the first annual Democratic Party of Orange County Convention.  This event has been rescheduled to take place in October. The convention will include a number of workshops related to the 2024 elections.  Email mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or call 562-296-8521 for more information or to reserve a ticket.

The Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club believes health care is a right, diversity is a strength, the economy should work for everyone, and that facts and truth matter.

All Leisure World Democrats and supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter. This semi-monthly free publication covers more in-depth reporting on issues and candidates.  To sign up, email mlarson.telfords@gmail.com or call 562-296-8521.   It is important to include full contact information. 


California Beach Cleanup

LW resident Ellen Brannigan encourages LWers to attend the California Coastal Cleanup on Saturday, Sept.16 from 9 a.m.-noon at the end of First Street in Seal Beach. The organization Save Our  Beaches will provide gloves, bags, pickers and parking passes. Brannigan is a committee member of Save Our Beach, and attends the cleanup events regularly.


Retired Teachers Association

The California Retired Teachers (CalRTA) State Chair Sue Breyer will be the guest speaker at the luncheon for the Retired Teachers Association on Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Breyer will give a presentation on how scammers specifically target senior citizens. According to the FBI, Americans over the age of 60 lost $1.7 billion to fraud last year. Older adults are less likely to be tech-savvy and more likely to be home during the day to answer phone calls or reply to emails. In this presentation, Breyer will discuss the types of scams that ensnare seniors and what people can do to stay safe. 

Join the association for lunch and learn how to “Be Scam Savvy.” 

To RSVP for lunch, call Ann Stone at 714-600-6956.



Samuel Joseph McCarthy Jr


Samuel Joseph McCarthy Jr. passed away Aug. 21, 2023, in Seal Beach, California.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Mary, and is survived by his wife, Meinrada, and his children Sheila (Frank) and Kevin (Sara). Sam was the cherished grandfather of Andrew, Stephanie and Allison, who will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his sister, Kathie Simkiss.

Born in Philadelphia on June 22, 1941, he attended Cardinal Dougherty High School then LaSalle College. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary, and began a 35-year career with the Internal Revenue Service. In 1972 he was transferred to California, where they made their home in Long Beach. He spent many years coaching youth soccer and served as commissioner of both AYSO Region 114 and the Long Beach Youth Soccer Organization. He was an active member of St. Cornelius Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, led the RCIA team and was head usher for many years. After Mary passed, he met and married Meirada (Bot) and they spent many happy years together.

He enjoyed Notre Dame football and maintained a passion for all things Philadelphia, from cheese steaks, scrapple and pork rolls to the Eagles, Phillies and Flyers.

A man who loved nothing more than taking a long walk in the rain, it was only fitting that it was raining the morning he passed.

A memorial mass will be held Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church in Leisure World, Seal Beach, California.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Holy Family Church in Seal Beach or The American Cancer Society.


Herman Fogata


Herman Fogata, a dedicated and compassionate individual, peacefully passed away in Seal Beach, California, on Aug. 26, 2023, at the age of 98. 

Born on Sept. 29, 1924, in Socorro, Texas, Herman had a remarkable life filled with achievements and contributions to his community.

Herman pursued higher education at Berkeley and proudly served his country as a Signalman, Second Class in the U.S. Navy.

He embarked on a career dedicated to professional service and civil leadership. For over two decades, he served as the executive director of the East Los Angeles Regional Center. Herman also worked in government, spearheading community action projects and advocating for the rights of the disadvantaged and disabled as well as a professor of social work at University of Southern California.

Herman’s thirst for knowledge was insatiable, and was recognized as an avid reader and continuous learner. He was often found engrossed in research, studying, and sharing his wisdom. Music, literature and working on his computer outdoors were among his favorite pastimes.

In his later years, Herman relocated to Leisure World, residing with his daughter Deborah and son-in-law Kelly. There, he embraced an active lifestyle, visiting the gym daily, attending concerts, engaging in discussions with neighbors, and working on his autobiography. Herman’s enthusiasm for life and his vibrant presence will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Herman Fogata’s passing is mourned by his family, friends, and the community he served with unwavering dedication. His commitment to the well-being of others will forever be remembered and cherished.


The obituaries deadline is Friday at 4 p.m., prior to the desired Thursday publication date. 

Obituaries that are received later than Friday will go in the following week’s issue.

Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files.

The first 250 words, plus one picture, are free to publish in the newspaper; each additional word is 25 cents. 

For more information, call 562-430-0534, ext. 801, or email laurieb@lwsb.com.



Traveling Tigers: Myanmar

The Traveling Tigers will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The meeting will begin with a potluck. People should bring a dish to share and, if possible, their own plates, silverware and coffee cup. There will be a short business meeting at 1 p.m. followed by the presentation.

The guest speaker is David Heath, an accomplished artistic travel photographer who has explored Myanmar extensively, making 19 visits to the country. His travels have sparked a genuine connection with Myanmar and its people. Notably, he has established a school dedicated to preserving traditional performing arts in the region. 

Furthermore, Heath has documented his experiences in a coffee table book titled “Burma, an Enchanted Spirit.” His photography extends beyond Myanmar, encompassing a wide range of countries, where he seeks out unique cultural moments to capture. 

With his extensive travel experience, he is planning to lead engaging photographic travel tours, offering a fresh perspective on the rich tapestry of global cultures.


Grab ‘n’ Go Menu Sept. 14-20

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, Mandi’s Candies and Lucille’s BBQ at the Amphitheater—Dine al fresco before the Mark Wood (Jimmy Buffett tribute) Amphitheater show from 5-7 p.m.

Monday: Berlin Truck—Enjoy gourmet sausages, grilled cheese and more. Cash and cards are accepted.

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

Wednesday: The Empanada Maker (New)—
Preorder empanadas by calling 949-524-3145 or buy on site from 4-6 p.m.

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.

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.


Garden Club

The Garden Club will meet Monday, Sept 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Speaker Kathie Moriarty, Ph.D., will discuss native plants. Moriarty was able to combine her enthusiasm for teaching with her passion for the world and people by earning her master’s in geography at Cal State Long Beach. Her thesis on restoration ecology focused on the human impact on the earth’s environment at Crystal Cove State Park. 

Teaching geography is her true calling and passion. An important component of what she teaches is restoration ecology, which emphasizes the significance of introducing native plants and bringing back native habitats, stability and biodiversity to the Earth and its ecosystems. Native plants are naturally drought resistant in coastal Southern California’s Mediterranean climate.

Security Services Director Victor Rocha will give a brief presentation on the new gate entry system that will use radio frequency identification (RFID) cards. See page 2 for more information.

Tickets are on sale for the Sherman Library and Gardens tour in Corona Del Mar on Oct. 18—the club’s first tour in over three years. Tickets are $60, which includes a docent-led tour of the 2.2-acre gardens and lunch at the 608 Dahlia Restaurant.

The We Care table will be set up in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash. All are welcome to attend. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting.



Round trip tickets to LB Symphony shows cost $30

The price for a round trip bus ticket between Leisure World and a Long Beach Symphony concert is $30. 

Tickets can still be purchased on concert nights at the bus, which will be located at the bus parking area on St. Andrews Drive near the Amphitheater from 5:15-6 p.m. 

People may pay with a personal check to the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra or with the exact amount of cash. No change is available, and credit cards will not be accepted.

People can purchase tickets for a  2023-24 series of five concerts at a 25% discounted group rate ($188 total), and five discounted round trip bus rides ($100 total) through the LB Opera Club. 

To purchase tickets, call Florita Davis at the LBSO Box Office at 562-436-3203, ext. 1. 

For more information, call Beverly Emus at 562-296-5586.


Enjoy close-up magic in September

“It’s Magic,” a close-up magic show sponsored by Congregation Sholom, will be held on Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

For 20 years, magician Todd Reis was a Mainframe Computer Systems Analyst and programmer.  He loved magic as a hobby until he realized that his talent was interacting directly with people. Now, as a happy professional magician, Reis travels and entertains for private parties, companies and others who want to add fun to their lives.

Reis also creates 3D shadowboxes; his specialty is shadowboxes of comic book covers. His clients are professional collectors, artists, writers and publishers within the comics industry. He has had regular displays at the San Diego Comic Con and other comic book shops. 

At 1 p.m., Reis will entertain with close-up magic. He’ll be joined by three other professional magicians who will perform magic at each table. Four more magicians will follow the act with stage magic. 

To purchase a ticket for $15,  call 562-331-3949  or email joycebasch@verizon.net.


Korean Drum Club meets Mondays

The Korean Drum Club meets every Monday from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater. In September, the club has open enrollment and accepts new members. 

Anyone interested should call or text Chris Kim at 424-247-4542 or Heeja “Jackie” Alameida at 661-706-3399. 

The Korean Drum Club (Sa Mul Nori) was formed in 2022 and performed at several events including the Irvine Korean Cultural Festival, Korean Night in LW and International Cultural Day at Grace First Presbyterian Church. 

Professor Don Kim (Dongsuk Kim) is the instructor for the club. In the past, he and his drum groups have performed at many prestigious venues such as the NY Metropolitan Opera House, the LA Music Center, the White House, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and the 1988 Seoul Olympic Arts Center.


Opera Club

The Opera Club invites everyone to come watch Richard Strauss’ last opera (from 1942) “Capriccio” on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3.  Club member Janice Berliner will introduce this opera, which places the audience in a Noel Coward environment to answer the question: “What is more important—music or poetry?”

Act 1 presents Countess Madeleine (sung by Renee Fleming), a recent widow, who is in her drawing room being dually courted by Olivier, a poet who has written a sonnet in her honor, and Flamand, a composer who has set his rival’s sonnet to music. Also present is La Roche, a theater director who is directing Madeleine’s brother, the Count, and an actress, Charon, in the next room. La Roche  re-enters the drawing room to demand a change in script from the writer, Olivier, causing Madeleine to postpone her choice of suitors until 11 a.m. the next day, and orders a chocolate drink for all. 

In Act 2, Madeleine’s brother, the Count, enters to profess he is falling in love with his co-star Charon.  In turn, Madeleine professes her inability to choose a suitor.  All the actors enter from the adjoining room to present a dancing and singing program during the chocolate refreshments.  Discussion focuses on the question—words or music?—and as the Count escorts his fellow actors off to Paris, Madeleine is forced to face her decision.

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


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet today, Sept. 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  People should bring their camera phone (iPhone/Android) and/or camera.

The assignment is to photograph close-up. People should use the editing features in their phone. The photos must be very sharp.  Members should send only three photos to benbenjamins@hotmail.com to be shown at the meeting. Photos must be submitted at least two days before the meeting. People can also bring any photos of their choice to be displayed and commented on.

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



CD Music for Seniors Club members gathered for the the club’s first annual picnic. The club meets every third Thursday, every other month. The club will meet Oct. 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, at 1 p.m.  Everyone is invited to join. The club offers snacks and presentations on musical artists. People can pick up free CDs to keep.


Hui O Hula

Hui O Hula appreciates the opportunities to meet twice a week for hula—the Hawaiian dance.  All are welcome regardless of skill level.  In class, dancers sway to melodic Hawaiian music together and enjoy socializing.  These mini getaways are therapeutic for the body and soul.  

Classes are held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, upstairs in Clubhouse 6, and on Thursdays at Veterans Plaza, or inside Clubhouse 3 when the weather is unfavorable.  

Those who would like to donate their time and bring a little cheer to others are welcome to study each hula with a possibility of participating in performances. Otherwise, just follow along and enjoy dancing. For more information, call event planner Kaye Huff 562-431-2242 or email jojo@JojoJoe.com. 


RV Club Annual Potluck/BBQ Picnic

The LW RV Club will meet Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. This is also the club’s annual September barbecue and potluck picnic.

 The club will provide tri-tip and chicken entrees, beverages and all dinnerware. Guests should bring a side dish, such as a salad, hot or cold dish, or dessert. Happy hour starts at 4 p.m.; dinner at 5. Guests are welcome for a $10 cost. 

Volunteers are needed to help with the September barbecue potluck picnic. For more information, call Bob Konier at 714-402-9225.


Summer at the Show:  Amphitheater Rules

The final show of the 2023 Amphitheater season will be held today, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater.  

Mark Wood and the Parrot Head Band will perform a Jimmy Buffett tribute. 

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 1.5 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. 

See page 1 for more information about the performance.



Speaker will discuss military records

The  Genealogy Club will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Social time starts at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10, with coffee, tea, pastries and fruit. 

There will be a Zoom presentation screened live at the meeting. Those watching remotely should sign in a few minutes before 10 a.m. at https://shorturl.at/aAH37. 

Tina Sansone will speak on American military records starting with King William’s War of 1689 to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.   Resources will be covered to help find ancestors who fought in the war.  

Sansone is the co-owner of Past & Present Pathways, a genealogical and DNA research company. She is on the board of the Tennessee Genealogical Society; editor for their quarterly Ansearchin’ News; current president of the Second Life Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG); registrar for the Watauga Chapter DAR and belongs to several lineage societies. 

The club’s popular Theme Thursdays from 1:30-2 p.m. are held in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, adjacent to the lobby. Topics include:

• Sept. 14: Germans from Russia

• Sept. 21: Video from Pearl Harbor during the battle

• Sept. 28: Follow-up on the Sept. 27 meeting presentation

The Genealogy Library is open Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m., closed Friday, and open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Volunteers are needed to help out with library hours or act as substitutes.  To volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Brass at 714-390-4213 or lisnhow@gmail.com. 

The Genealogy Library gratefully accepts donations of old computers, office chairs, office supplies and shredders. 

For more information, call 316-640-8509.


Let The Good Times Roll Club

All dancers and music lovers are invited for a show and dance on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Clubhouse 2 starting at 6:20 p.m. The Let the Good Times Roll performers will start the evening with Doo Wop songs and then the five-piece Legends of Rock Dance Band will play from 7-9:30 p.m.

“We are so excited to share this great rock and roll music with everyone at Leisure World,” President Martha Destra said. 

People can bring a beverage of their choice or enjoy coffee and cookies. Cups and ice will be available. 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted and will help the club continue to provide live entertainment.


Leisure Time Dancers

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


Country Rock Dance

Abilene will host its monthly dance this Saturday, Sept. 16, in Clubhouse 2 starting at 7 p.m.  Doors open at 6:30, but reserving tables is prohibited.

Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for nearly 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer.  Guitarist Rod Anderson; guitarist, synthesizer and pianist Jim Long; bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer round out the group. 

All concerts are free, but tips are accepted and greatly appreciated. For more information, email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Saturday Morning Dance Class

There are two dance classes every Saturday in Clubhouse 6, at 9 and 10 a.m.  In September, Candis Davis will teach cha-cha at 9 a.m. followed by waltz at 10. New class topics are voted on each month. Each class is $7 per person. Partners are not required. For more information, contact club president Howard Small at 516-659-3314.

      —Howard Small




ATTENTION/RV-Owners: seeking Input/Pros-and-Cons on your RV. Conducting research before I purchase an RV.

Please-Leave-Message-for-Darlene/562-922-3077.  Exp 9/27


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 11/22


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 11/08


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

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


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


Experienced caregiver. 20-years in Leisure World. References available. Maria Lopez. (562)-257-7631. SB Business License LOP00007. Exp 9/27


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 9/27


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



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


Golf Cart and extension cord for sale. Well cared for, $3,000/OBO. Call/(562)-787-6885.


Alanté Scooter for sale. $700/OBO 714-837-6749.


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 9/27


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 11/22


1997 Lexus ES300 Great Condition 97,000 Original Miles. $5,500. Call 626-827-4930.



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


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Furnishings/Wrought-Iron/Rattan/1960s-Modern/Artwork/Rugs/Statutes/Tiki/Jewelry/Vintage-Clothing/Miscellaneous-Collectibles, ETC. Call/562-243-7229  Exp 11/08


GOOD CELLO (4/4 size). Beautiful sound. Good-condition/price. Bow/case/wooden-stand-included. Life-is-the-Sound-of-Joy!  Never-too-late-for-New-Challenge. Call-for-details 626-362-4963.


Big Yard Sale. Thursday/September-14th & Friday/September-15th. 1441 Homewood Road/Mututal-5/Unit-96K/8:00am-5:00pm. Selling Plants/Jewelry/Tricycles/Pig-Sculpture/Furniture/Mirrors/Clothes/Bed/Shoes. EVERYTHING-GOES/Bargains.


Hunter Ceiling Fan in Good Condition. 562-965-2045.


Queen-Size (Headboard/Foot-Board/Railings/NO-MATTRESS). $200/OBO. Picture available upon request. Please leave detailed message 310-413-9208.


Panasonic FAX FHD 337 w/phone [$179], IBM Selectric Typewriter (2) [$279], Scan Snap scanner IX 500 (NEW) in box never opened [$499], Scan Snap scanner IX 500 – like new [$199], HP Printer [$50], Schredder – Fellowes Electric DM-3 [$29], Japanese Samurai Sword (Minister certificate) [$9,000], Japanese Lady Dagger [$399], Karl Malone Autographed Utah Jazz Jersey (authenticated) [$696], Karl Malone autographed Basketball [$600], Hakeem Olajuwan autographed Basketball [$250], Loy Vaught (Clippers) game Jersey [$60], Michael Jordan autographed Plaque [$190], Jack & Barbara Nicklaus autographed Photo [$99]. Martin/(310)-871-5041.


Adjustable Twin-XL/Flexabed. Very-comfortable High-Low model fully adjustable Twin-XL bed with/wireless-remote-control. Includes comfortable hgh-quality latex-foam mattress with/waterproof-cover. In good condition. Adjustable like a hospital-bed but comfortable like a regular-bed. Purchased in November-2017 for $5,000. Asking $750/OBO. Jean/714-814-0900 or Darci/949-533-8329. Exp 9/27


TREK Domane-AL2 2021 Bike 2×8/speed 1500+miles, $200/(originally/$1,000). WAHOO Kickersnap Smart Trainor Bike-Stand $100/(originally/$600). 657-203-5117.


Estate Sale – 1401 Skokie Rd., Mutual 4 – 83L. Thursday Sept. 14, and Friday Sept. 15 from 8:30-2pm. La-Z-Boy recliners, floral sofa, unique coffee table, Eastlake side table. Dining table, 6 chairs/pads. Queen bed, triple dresser, tall boy dresser and nightstands. Juki serger, Viking sewing machine and Koala cabinet. Men’s clothing (large), shoes (11-12), women’s clothing (small), shoes (7-1/2). Beautiful costume jewelry. Dishes, flatware, and small appliances, holiday, tools and lots more! Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232. POB 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.


2-Armchairs, beautiful-condition, loose-covers, washable, white. Paid/$1,000, Asking/$250-each/OBO. 562-341-0953.


Complete set of Golf-Clubs with Bag & Cover. $100/OBO. 562-761-0465.

Cemetery PLOTS

2-burial/plots, side-by-side in the sheltering-tree-section of Forest Lawn in Cypress. $9,000/both. For-more-informaton-Call/417-549-9912. Exp 9/20

free iTem

RECLINER. Base measures 31” x 31”. Very good condition. Works excellent. Dark blue plush material. Photos via email upon request. Paul/Mutual-2, 562/742-0230.