LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 12-28-23


New gate arms functional and ready for January rollout

Visitor pass info sessions to be held in January; system goes active Jan. 17

by Ruth Osborn

Communications Director

The unveiling of the new RFID gate access system is just around the corner. GRF staff has distributed an estimated 7,000 RFID passes to date, and all systems are go for a Jan. 17 launch of the new gate entry system. 

There are plenty of opportunities to get informed and trained in January. Residents are invited to participate in these events to get all their questions answered. 

The GRF will host two informational events in January on the new gate access system. Topics include the operation of the new gates, RFID tags, the Proptia guest-management system and more. 

People can attend the information events on Jan. 2 and 17 and then, the next day, head to Clubhouse 3 for a 30-minute, hands-on demonstration to learn the Proptia guest pass system.

Proptia is the access-management software that residents will use to manage their visitor lists when the new gate system launches on Jan. 17.

The schedule is as follows: 

Gate Access System Information Events

• Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

• Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Proptia 30-Minute Training Session (Guest Pass System)

• Jan. 3, every 30 minutes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Learning Center in Clubhouse 3.

• Jan. 18, every 30 minutes from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Learning Center in Clubhouse 3.

In January, residents will receive an emailed invitation with instructions on how to register and create accounts with Proptia. Do not attempt to directly register with Proptia; registration needs to occur through GRF. 

As with any new system, there’s bound to be a few kinks. So here’s what you need to know to foster a smooth transition:

• Beginning Jan. 17, people will need a valid RFID tag or valid GRF ID to enter the community. New residents or residents with additional vehicles can get RFID tags at the Security Decal Office in Building 5 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday (closed for lunch at noon).

• Lanes at the Main Gate will be reconfigured. Upon entering LW, the left lane will soon be designated as “RFID Only,” meaning only residents and GRF staff with RFID tags will enter via that lane. The right lane will be designated as “All Others.” Everyone without an RFID tag, including residents using their valid LW ID cards, will use that lane. Signage depicting the change will be installed soon, and lanes will be switched one week ahead of the project launch.

• Residents are encouraged to direct their guests to the North Gate for the first few weeks to divert possible traffic overload from the Main Gate. There may be initial delays associated with guest entry as permanent passes are scanned and printed, and the North Gate can better accommodate slower traffic flow.

• Expect delays at first. As residents and staff acclimate to the new system, there will be hiccups. RFID gate entry systems are designed to enhance the security by ensuring only authorized drivers have access. This may take time, especially at first. Processing vehicles through all gates will get faster as start-up problems are resolved.

• Extra Security staff will be deployed. More Security officers will be stationed at all gates to troubleshoot first-week problems.

• Drive cautiously through RFID lanes. Security officers will continue to monitor traffic at all gates. At the Main Gate, there will still be cross traffic, so drivers need to watch the Security officer directing drivers even after the barrier arm rises to allow access.

• Residents will always be able to call Security, 24/7, with the names of their visitors. 

RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification and is a method of wirelessly transmitting data using electromagnetic fields. 

For vehicle entry, RFID readers are mounted near the gate and use electromagnetic fields to communicate with RFID tags placed on vehicles’ headlights. The reader emits a radio frequency that activates the tag and powers its integrated circuit. Once activated, the tag transmits its stored data back to the reader. This process happens extremely quickly, usually in less than one second. 

The data transmitted by the RFID tag is used to verify that the person or vehicle attempting to gain entry is authorized to do so. If the data matches what is stored in the access control system, the gate will open and allow entry. If not, the gate will remain closed.


Holiday Closures

In observance of New Year’s Day, all GRF offices except Security will be closed Monday, Jan. 1. The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at 562-594-4754. 

The Health Care Center will be closed. The 24-hour nurse will be available for home visits for a charge at 562-795-6216.


LW Pharmacy Update

Demoliton and renovation of LW’s pharmacy coming soon

The LW Pharmacy is undergoing a complete renovation to accommodate a new open layout and an expanded grocery area. Final drawings are in the works and demolition is expected to begin in January. 

MedCare Medical Pharmacy  will occupy the space after renovations are complete. 

Look for a comprehensive story and photos in next week’s edition.



Choose from two bands on New Year’s Eve

The GRF Recreation Department will host two consecutive New Year’s Eve celebrations this year: one for early birds and one for night owls. People are invited to ring in the new year with these Leisure World favorites. 

The Velvetones from 5:30-9 p.m.—The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing big band swing and jazz standards. This year, by popular demand, they will be back on New Year’s Eve in Clubhouse 4. Doors open at 5:30 and the band will play from 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31.

Abilene from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m.—If you’re looking for a different vibe, Abilene will be holding its annual New Year’s Eve party on Sunday, Dec. 31, in Clubhouse 2 at 9 p.m. Abilene is Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene, joined by Tina Schaffer, Rod Anderson, Doug Decker and Jim Greer. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the music goes till midnight. 

See page 2 for GRF dance rules.


Physical Property inspectors get a new look

After decades of wearing long-sleeved white shirts, GRF’s Physical Property inspectors  have retired the uniforms in favor of new, navy blue uniforms.


Holiday Bus Schedules

Buses will operate on a holiday schedule on New Year’s Day. The schedule is as follows: 

On-Call Bus: Open to calls from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Once ready for pickup, call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, to request a ride. 

Access Bus: The bus will run from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Appointments should be made in advance. Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379. 

New Year’s Eve: On-call bus service will be available all evening until 12:30 a.m.


Hospitality Center Open 

The Hospitality Center will be open New Years morning from 9-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. Stop by and have a cup of coffee with  neighbors and share tall tales of New Years Eve partying. People are invited to start 2024 with a hug and a smile. 


Aquatic Center Closure

The Aquatic Center is scheduled to be closed through Friday, Dec. 29, for annual maintenance. 

Watch LW Live for updates as an early reopening is possible if the work is completed. 

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 562-431-6586, ext. 326.


Minibus Orientation

Minibus informational meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month to assist LW residents with using the many transportation services available to the Leisure World community. No reservations are required. The next meeting is Jan. 4. at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

The GRF Transportation Department provides information on the LW Minibus service as well as the GRF appointment-based Access bus service for people with mobility challenges.

Information on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations is also presented. Meetings often include information and updates on the City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to Rossmoor and Old Ranch shopping centers and the Seal Beach Old Town Pier shuttle.

The LW Minibus service is a community transportation service for everyone. Anyone who has a valid pass to enter the community can ride on the LW buses. The only rule is each person must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by someone who is 18 years of age or older.


GRF Dance Rules and Guidelines

• No table saving. People can bring their own snacks.

• Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 12:30 a.m. to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down the setup and arrange the setup for the following day.

• No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands.

• Clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodian according to the instructions they have been given.

• Be sure to sign in, either as a resident or guest, in the proper spot. This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of peoples’ favorite bands.



OC buses offer free rides on NYE

The Orange County Transit Authority will give free bus service on New Year’s Eve, providing a safe transportation alternative for those ringing in the new year at parties and events throughout Orange County. 

Free rides on fixed-route buses will be offered from  6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31, to 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1. Since this offer starts at 6 p.m., riders who get an earlier start should expect to pay $2 bus fare.

Visit www.octa.net and click on “Getting Around” and then choose “OC Bus” from the dropdown menu for more information on bus routes, schedules and fares.





I’ve been participating in the Community Karaoke Club for about two months and thoroughly enjoy it. I want to share karaoke benefits that I found on the internet to tempt you.  

The awesome benefits from singing karaoke include: stimulates the brain, relieves stress, showcases your talent, helps people breathe better, improves memory, builds confidence, fosters socializing and it’s fun. 

If one of those benefits is calling out to you, come and join the rehearsals in Clubhouse 6 on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. The actual show (performance in front of an audience) is in Clubhouse 1 on Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. It’s right on your doorstep within our community, how convenient is that? Karaoke members are very welcoming and so friendly. Even if you choose not to sing, I’m certain you would enjoy attending. 

And thanks to Walt and Margie Bier for all they do to keep the Community Karaoke Club a very happening, happy place to be.  

Dotti Brooks

Mutual 3 


The generosity of this community is overwhelming. I collect donations for organizations that help the homeless and at-risk students. I submitted an article for the LW Weekly explaining the needed donations and, WOW, so many of you stepped forward with open hearts.  I thank you for your generous donations of soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, personal hygiene products, disposable razors, clean used towels, and so much more.  I do this year-round and generally receive enough donations to make a delivery twice a month.  I had so many donations in November that I made four deliveries and another five deliveries in December.  On behalf of those in our local communities needing help, thank you for caring.   I wish you all a blessed and happy New Year.

Susan Hopewell

Mutual 6


As a resident living on St. Andrews Drive south of Golden Rain Road, I was happy to see the newly installed speed radar sign that faces southbound traffic.  Most cars/trucks on this portion of St. Andrews exceed the 25 mph speed limit 24/7, and now some of them are slowing down when the sign starts flashing their speed (along with the message “Slow Down”) if it’s greater than 25 mph. Although many speeders ignore the message, the fact that some are slowing down improves the overall safety along this route.

However, cars parked in the carports facing the street must blindly back out of their space and part way into the street before they can see oncoming traffic, a ridiculously obvious safety hazard.  The installed convex mirrors in the carports are worthless, as oncoming cars are too tiny to see in the reflections.

The new radar sign, unfortunately, only faces and affects southbound traffic. A second speed sign is needed (at the same location) for northbound traffic, most of which originates from the St. Andrews Gate entrance, and where many cars/trucks are accelerating way past the speed limit. 

I don’t know the cost of these signs, but let’s all agree that it’s less than someone’s life.

Mike Stabile

Mutual 1


I just finished reading the article in the LW Weekly regarding the staggering increase in the cost of our insurance package for the 2024 year budget. I have heard that this is a major problem for those of us who have property to insure not only in California but also in other parts of the U.S. where recent natural disasters have caused such havoc.  

I am imagining that the board members are desperately looking at a variety of ways to help cover this immense cost increase. 

One area of investigation would, of course, be to look at reducing other costs. An example of one of those cost reductions could be to not replace a chain link fence that doesn’t seem to be causing any problems and perhaps apply that almost $120,000 to the increased cost of the insurance. 

Mike Maher 

Mutual 3


COVID-19 cases have been increasing. According to local health departments, the numbers are going up, especially for children and seniors. In 2021, my wife and I suffered through being infected. As I am a blood type O, I was down for two days. My wife was very tired for a week. We were not residents here at that time. 

Since then, we have taken five boosters and are very cognizant of wearing masks when we go into hospitals, grocery shopping, theaters and where large groups of people gather, such as houses of worship. I have seen people who have symptoms of COVID but choose to ignore those symptoms. My dad was a medical doctor, and I learned a lot from him. At the temple we belong to, four people were infected at an in-person program. It is now on Zoom. Be safe; keep vaccinated.  

Barry Allen

Mutual 10


Setting It Straight

Mutual 14’s holiday light poles are paid for through donations. Cost overruns are covered by the Mutual’s Neighbor 2 Neighbor treasury, not the Mutual 14 treasury. Last week’s paper incorrectly reported that decorations were subsidized by the Mutual 14 treasury.



Public hearing on water rates increase is Feb. 12

To keep pace with inflation and rising costs of providing safe, reliable water and wastewater (sewer) collection services, the City of Seal Beach is considering rate adjustments over the next five years. 

The Seal Beach City Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Seal Beach City Council Chambers, 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, 90740 to consider proposed rates for water and wastewater sewer services.

In the coming weeks, Seal Beach property owners will receive a notice from the City on proposed rate adjustments and their right to participate and to protest rate increases. 

The public is encouraged to read the mailed notice or digital copy at www.2023utilityratestudy.sealbeachca.gov, and may request more information by emailing utilityrates@sealbeachca.gov or calling the Public Works Department at 562-342-7389.

The City of Seal Beach owns and operates water and sewer systems serving approximately 24,000 people. About 85% of the water use is drawn from local groundwater supplies, while the rest is imported from Northern California and the Colorado River. 

The City’s water system consists of four wells, two reservoirs, two booster stations, nearly 75 miles of water mains, and approximately 5,350 service connections. 

The City’s wastewater collection system consists of 34 miles of sewer lines, six pump stations and 800 manholes. The City does not own or operate wastewater treatment facilities but transports the wastewater to Orange County Sanitation District to be treated. 

Per state law, revenues generated from water and sewer service rates must only be used to fund the actual costs to operate and maintain the system including infrastructure projects and the cost of debt to finance capital improvement projects. 

Through the Water and Wastewater Utility Enterprise Funds, separate from the City’s General Fund, customer rates fund the complex water and wastewater systems. Rate study recommendations were presented to the Seal Beach City Council on Dec. 11. 

On Feb. 12, the City Council will consider all written protests and oral comments on the proposed rate changes. Oral comments will not be counted as protests unless accompanied by a written protest. At the conclusion of the meeting, the City Council will consider adoption of the proposed changes as follows:

If less than a majority of record property owners file a protest, the City Council will consider increasing water and wastewater rates beginning April 1.

If a majority of affected record property owners protest the increase before the conclusion of a required public hearing, the City is prohibited by law from increasing water and wastewater rates.

Written protests (one per affected property) must be received by the city clerk before Feb. 12. Phone, e-mail, and fax protests will not be accepted. 

For more information, visit www.2023utilityratestudy.sealbeachca.gov.

—City of Seal Beach


GRF Meetings 

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

Tues., Jan. 2 Facilities Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 4 Operation Committee Meeting 

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 9 Member Services Committee Meeting

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 11 Administration Committee Meeting 

Conference Room A……………10 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 16 Special GRF Executive Session

Conference Room A……………1 p.m.

Tues., Jan. 23 GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4……………………10 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 25 GRF Board Executive Session 

Conference Room A…………….1 p.m.

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


Mutual Meetings Schedule

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

Wed., Jan. 3 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4……………………….1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Jan. 4 Mutual 17

Conference Room B/Zoom……1:30 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 8 Mutual 9 

Conference Room B/Zoom…….9 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 9 Mutual 16

Conference Room B/Zoom……..1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 10 Mutual 4 (open forum 8:30 a.m.)

Conference Room B/Zoom…..8:24 a.m.

Thurs., Jan. 11 Mutual 12

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Fri., Jan. 12 Mutual 3

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.

Tues., Jan. 16 Mutual 14

Conference Room B/Zoom…….1 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 19 Mutual 15

Conference Room B/Zoom……..9 a.m.


Public Comments at GRF Meetings

California law requires the Board to establish reasonable time limits for members to speak at meetings. (Civ. Code Sec. 4925(b).) Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker for more than 26 speakers. California law also places significant limitations on how the Board responds to questions or concerns; most often the Board is unable to respond. (Civ. Code Sec. 4930.) 

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


Parking advisory Ad Hoc is Feb. 1

The Seal Beach Citizen-Council Parking Advisory Ad Hoc Committee meeting is on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, 90740. 

The meeting is open to the public and will be available online.  For more information, visit www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/Agendas-Notices-Meeting-Videos.  



LW Pool Club’s John Burns wins tournament for team; new 2024 board elected

The Leisure World Pool Club held its annual Holiday 9 Ball Tournament in Clubhouse 2 on Dec. 18. The entry fee was $7, which included food, drinks and desserts. 

This is the one tournament each year where club members could bring a friend from outside to play. It’s also the only tournament with 12 three-person teams. Players were divided into A, B and C skill levels, and each A player made a blind draw to pick a B and C partner.

Players alternated shots and scored one point for the three ball, two points for the six ball and three points for pocketing the nine ball. Each team played seven rounds.

At the end of the seventh round Rusty Aquino, George Gordon and Shery Wells were tied with Steve Edrich, John Burns and Brian Tivnan for first place. Frank Albillar, Gary Monahan and Brian Burke were tied with Edger Miguel, Dan Anderson and Millie Larsen for third place.

Two playoff games were needed to break the ties. Albillar, Monahan and Burke
made the nine ball to take third place.

In the first place playoff, the game came down to the nine ball. Burns made a long cut
shot to win the tournament for his partners Edrich and

The club also elected a new board for 2024. Leaving the board
were Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen and Connie Adkins.
Both ladies contributed greatly to the success of the club and
will be missed. As a going away gift both received a large bouquet of flowers from the club.

The returning members of the board are Steve Edrich, president; Dave Silva, vice president; and Barry Brideau, member-at-large. New to the board is Elizabeth Butterfield, treasurer, who also keeps the scoreboard for tournaments. Connie Terry will take over much of the organization of the tournaments. John Barth and Linda Patton will also be members-at-large and be active in planning events and tournaments.

The club looks forward to some great pool events in 2024. There will be a snooker league, a straight pool league, and a monthly tournament. The spring pool league will start on Jan. 29 and will run for ten weeks, plus sweepstakes and playoffs. There will be two meetings with the Laguna Woods team. Leisure World presently holds the tournament trophy, which is on display in the Clubhouse 2 pool room.

For more information, call Steve Edrich at 714-980-3665.

—Dave Silva


Tournament Poker Club

Bill Clawson wins Dec. 16 Casino Tournament

On Dec. 16, six tables of eight players gathered for the semiannual Casino Tournament, making for an exciting afternoon and a wonderful way to end a great year of poker. A continental breakfast was served at 10 a.m., and the tournament started at 10:30. 

Unlike regular Saturday tournaments, there was not a winner for each table. In the casino format, as soon as there are only five players left at a table, the table is broken, and the remaining players dispersed to other tables. Players did their best to stay in the tournament since only eight would play at the final table. 

The final table players
were: Bill Clawson, first place,
Renato Villanueva, second; Donna Hernandez, third; Brent
Covington, fourth; Roy Mittlestad, fifth; Kurt Bourhenne,
sixth; Marvin Rolnick, seventh; and Joyce Smith, eighth.

At the final table, play continued until Clawson, holding A-6 and Villanueva, holding 4-Q, were heads up. The flop came J-K-8 and Villanueva went all in and was quickly called
by Clawson. The turn and the river cards were both deuces which didn’t challenge Clawson’s winning ace. 

Clawson has lived in Leisure World for many years and has been a member of the club for just about all of them. This win makes it Clawson’s fourth tournament win during his time in the club. Clawson is also a member of the billiards club. 

The club congratulates  Clawson and all the final table players for a good game. The club thanks
all the members who participated.

Those who would like to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em should make plans to play on the first three Saturdays of each month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Arrive at 10 a.m. for coffee and registration.
Those who are new to the club should arrive early to get registered and be seated, as the game starts at 10:30 and there is no late seating. 

For more information, call Debbie Barner at 325-721-0687.

—Debbie Barner


Women’s Golf Club

Last week’s Women’s Golf Club tournament had 29 women participating. The women played for low gross, low net and putts. The club plays on Tuesday mornings.

A flight winners: Low gross: Susie Kim and Sandy Derouin, 30. Kim had 13 putts. Low net: Lisa Kim, 26.

B flight winners: Low gross: Ann Tran, 26 with eight putts; low net: Sang An, 24.

C flight winners: Low gross : Theresa Lim and Sun Lee, 3; low net: Keiko Sekino, Sue Yokomi and Dale Quinn, 26; Sanghi Kim had 11 putts.

D flight winners: Low gross: Kay Hong, 34; low net: Elizabeth Butterfield, 24, with 12 putts. 

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

—Liz Meripol


Men’s Golf League

Twelve brave golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League challenged the Meadowlark Course in Huntington Beach on Dec. 15. 

Only three scores were net at or below par, and there were just four birdies—two by Jim Goltra, and one each by Dave LaCascia and Bob Munn. Gary Stivers had fewest putts in the A flight, and Gene Vesely in the B. David Hernandez was closest to the pin on the 140-yard seventh hole and Munn was closest on the 150-yard par-3 16th hole. 

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Goltra, 6 under 65 first place; Sam Choi, 1 under 70, second; third: LaCascia, even par 71, third; tie between Fujio Norihiro and Stivers, fourth; tie between Chris Lankford and Clay Fischer, fifth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): Tie between Hernandez and Lowell Goltra, 1 over 72, first place; Bill McKusky, second; tie between Munn and Vesely, third.

Fourteen players confronted the David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley on Dec. 18.

With just fair conditions, and tees set to the rear of the tee boxes, the course still permitted ten of the 14 rounds to be net at or under par, but just three birdies—one each by Sam Choi, Chris Lankford, and Gary Stivers. Stivers also had fewest putts in the A flight, and Tom Ross in the B. Fujio Norihiro was closest on the par-3 100-yard third hole, and Lowell Goltra was closest to the pin on the 140-yard 12th hole.

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Norihiro, 4 under 58 first place; tie between Choi, LaCascia, and Steve Miller, 3 under 59, second; Stivers, 2 under 60, third; Fischer, 1 under 61, fourth; Lankford, fifth.

B flight winners (handicaps 20 and over): First place: Ross, 12 under 50, first place; second: Lowell Goltra, 7 under 55, second; third: Bill Zurn, 6 under 55, third; fourth: tie between Bob Munn and Bill McKusky, 3 under 59, fourth; fifth: tie between Ron Jackson and Vesely, 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 that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par threes, and for the lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-one and eagles (two under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. 

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

—Dave LaCascia


Duplicate Bridge Club

The Leisure World 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.

Dec. 11 (eight tables): Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, and Howard Smith and Fred Reker, north/south; Sue Boswell and Ellen Kise, and Thad Mikols and Glenn Berry, east/west.

Dec. 14 (three tables): Joan Berg and John Berg, and Joan Tschirki and Glenn Berry, north/south.

Dec. 15 (five and 1/2 tables): Carol Murakoshi and LaVonne McQuilkin, and Russ Gray and Sylvia Kaprelyan, north/south; Sue Fardette and Fred Reker, and Marcia Lane and John Berg, east/west.

For complete results, go to the results page at www.acblunit557.org.

For more information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314 or howard.small@outlook.com. 

—Sue Fardette


Shuffleboard Club

Plans made to party at year’s end

The Shuffleboard Club’s New Year’s Eve Celebration host committee has put together an evening of good food, fun and camaraderie. Members and guests can plan to share hearty appetizers from 5-8 p.m. at the shuffleboard courts on Dec. 31 to usher in the new year with spirit and enthusiasm. The evening is intentionally planned for an early departure so attendees can catch other festivities later in the evening. 

The courts will be decorated with hats, noisemakers and horns, and the dress code is elegant casual. Those in attendance can play team member Roger Bennett’s version of the game called “Play on the Line.” There will be a countdown conducted by Doris Morton at 8 p.m. Come one, come all, and help bring in 2024 in style.

—Barbara Gardner


Leisure Leggers

Tom Pontac, founder of Leisure Leggers Walking Club, was honored at the local Santa Claus for a Cause 5K race on Dec. 16. He not only came in first place in his
age group to cheers at the finish line, but a runner called him a “rock star” on the

—Jeanne Pontac

Cribbage Club

Straley’s 847 earns another star

The Cribbage Club meets each Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. Refreshments are served from noon-12:15 p.m. and anyone arriving by 12:15 is assured a place to play. Games begin at 12:30.

The club celebrated Christmas by providing a luncheon for all
the members. Sharon Rutigliano and Margaret Smith served everyone. Melinda Cowan and Lynne Sorum provided mixed nuts and
assorted candies. The club offers a special thank you to those ladies.

The winners for the week were: Bobbie Straley, with a perfect score of 847 and earning her another star, first place; Susan Dodson, 845, second; Gene Smith, 837, third; Lynne Sorum and Potsy Frank, 830, fourth. 

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

—Mary Holder


Bocce Ball Club

The new Bocce Ball club winter season begins on Jan. 9, when 94 teams will take to the court for lots of friendly competition. All slots are filled for this seven week session, but substitutes are welcome to join the club and can send an email to rhonda2c@msn.com with their phone number. Those who are already a player and would like to sub on days not already played can send an email as well. 

The new bocce court is scheduled for installation from Feb. 6-15. There will be no play during that period. 

—Rhonda Cox


Yahtzee Club

The Yahtzee Club will meet Dec. 29 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a half time social to interact with friends and neighbors. The club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. 

Dec. 15 winners included Pat Herman, most Yahtzees;
Joyce Ingram, high score; Sandy Wisenstein, low score; and Nancy Mora, door prize.

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

—Diane Seeger



Assembly of God

Next Monday, the calendar page turns from a month filled with appointments, parties, obligations and celebrations, to fresh, clean boxes, space and potential. One can only speculate as to what might come to be next year, and that leaves room for hope. Even if it were possible to know what events would fill the empty calendar pages of 2024, would one really want to know? Hope for good things to come is tempered by the apprehension of unfortunate events as well. 

The security for those who put their trust in God lies in Isaiah 9:6-7, a “Prophetic Peace.” Pastor Chuck Franco will bring a message of encouragement and confident expectation for the new year on Sunday, Dec. 31. Begin the new year with optimism and anticipation of God’s continued care and love. 

The Wednesday Bible study group will study the third installment of “The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi,” from Capernaum: Ministry Headquarters. Many of Jesus’s miracles were performed here. The Bible calls it “Jesus’s own city.” Here he met James, John, Peter, Andrew and Matthew, five of his future disciples. People can virtually walk the dusty streets and sit on the stone benches of the site of the temple where Jesus taught. This study brings Biblical history to life.

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. 

 More information can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com, or Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page. 

Contact the church at 562-357-4360, or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.


LW Baptist

2024 is upon us. Sundays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, LW Baptist worshippers offer their lives afresh in service to the Lord for the coming year. As poet Frances Havergal wrote, “Another year is dawning, Dear Father, let it be, on earth or else in heaven, another year for Thee.” The sentiment echoes that of the Magi who arrived about Jan. 6 (Epiphany) and knelt in humble faith and worship before the Lord of glory. 

For more information about the coming year’s activities, call 562-430-8598.


Faith Christian Assembly 

The best way to spend the last Sunday of 2023 and to get a head start on 2024 is to come to church. All are welcome at Faith Christian Assembly. Residents will find a welcoming group of people, hymnal music, and an inspiring message from Pastor Sheri Leming that is straight from God’s word.

 God promises in his word that if believers put him first, everything else will fall into place. LWers are invited to visit Faith Christian Assembly this Sunday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m. There will not be an evening service on Dec. 31.

“Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert,” Isaiah 43:19.

The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach. Regular service times are Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Bible study is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 

To receive a copy of the free monthly newsletter or more information on the church, contact the office during business hours Tuesday-Friday by calling at 562-598-9010 or emailing contact@fcachurch.net. 

People can also visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net to learn more


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Jan. 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. with Venerable Kusala. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community and presents Buddhism in simple ways. 

For more information, call 714-468-6887.


LW Korean Community Church

The Leisure World Korean Community Church (LWKCC) is a nesting church of Community Church in Leisure World. Sunday services are held at 11:50 a.m. in the sanctuary at 14000 Church Place.

 Early morning prayer meetings are held Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. Breakfast is served in the fellowship room after each Saturday morning prayer meeting.


First Christian Church

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

Pastor’s Message

Genesis 24:1 says, “Now Abraham was old, well advanced in age and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.” Abraham has one last thing to take care of before his earthly days are over: find a wife for his son Isaac. Abraham was concerned about where the wife may come from. The Canaanites he knew well, as he had lived among them. They were idol and pagan god worshipers, and Abraham wanted Isaac’s wife to come from his own land and his people. 

In Genesis 24:2-4 says, “So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that Abraham had, ‘Swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites among whom I dwell; but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.’” 

Marriages were handled differently back then, but parents can relate to Abraham’s concern. All parents want their children to wisely pick whom they marry. 

The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” This good advice unheeded can be the result of great spiritual disconnect between husbands and wives. 

In the case of Isaac, the beautiful story that unfolds in the next few chapters reveals how God provided Isaac with a wonderful wife and soulmate as a result of the father’s concern, and the faithful servants prayers.

Weekend Services

Sunday services, from 9:30-10:45 a.m., are traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray with Pat Kogak at the piano. Gregory Black will be the special singer this week. 

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

 Midweek Studies 

The women’s Bible study group led by Mellie Herrera will be on hiatus until Jan. 8.

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

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

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

All are welcome to join any of the Bible studies.

Scripture of the Week 

“Blessed be the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped; therefore, my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him,” Psalm 28:6-7.


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

For more information, call 562-431-8810.


Community Church

“Songs of Celebration” will be the theme for the New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 service. Kelly Frankiewicz, M. Div. will coordinate the four jubilant songs of Luke 2, with many carols to be sung in the place of most
worship prayers because Dec.
31 is the fifth Sunday of the month, hence it is hymn-sing Sunday. 

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

People can join the service live on Facebook and on Zoom. @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. Contact the church office for the Zoom link. Those in need without another way to address it may call the church office to leave a message at 562-431-2503.


Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore Church

On Sunday, Dec. 31, the congregations of Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church will celebrate the First Sunday of Christmas. The congregations will continue a six-part series focusing on the earliest days of Jesus, beginning with his miraculous conception and following the biblical witness of his infancy and childhood until he was 12 years old. 

The holy Communion worship service gathers at 13564 St. Andrews Drive on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. 

The sermon message will be “The Boy, My Boy…the Only-Begotten Son” delivered by the Rev. Murray D. Finck, bishop emeritus of the Pacifica Synod. 

Redeemer Lutheran Church continues to collect food donations of canned and boxed foods for the hungry.

This final Sunday in December, Redeemer Lutheran will hold the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. There was the custom that the first-born male child was presented to God. There were two very old people, Simeon and Anna, at
the Temple. These were people who had waited their whole lives to see this miracle and had been told by the Holy Spirit that they would be witnesses. Simeon
was so contented by this gift that he praised God by saying that the fulfillment of his life was done. 

This gospel story reminds all believers that Jesus and his parents were Jewish and devout in their own faith, following the rites and rituals. It is also a reminder to believers that their own faith is rooted in the Jewish faith. Christians’ faith journey began thousands of years ago and continues today and onward into the future.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. 

Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, 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 2024 is the Book of Mormon. The reading assignment for Dec. 30-Jan. 5 is the Introductory Pages of the Book of Mormon. 

All scriptures have only one singular purpose. That is to witness to the divinity of Jesus Christ.



Woman’s Club of LW

LWers invited to start out new year with White Elephant Bingo Party

by Beth Greeley

LW contributor

Come celebrate a brand new year with the Woman’s Club of Leisure World. The first meeting of 2024 featuring a White Elephant Bingo Party will be held Jan. 2 in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 1 p.m. 

People can participate by donating those odd, unwanted or redundant things received for Christmas. Wrap them up for prizes that will be given to bingo winners. 

This is a great way to help the club raise money while having fun. As always, refreshments and beverages will be served.

The December meeting wrapped up a successful year for the club. More than 100 ladies attended, contributing a bounty of delicious food for the potluck. 

The dessert table was amazing as were the main and side dishes. 

The entertainment was provided by Anthony and Doniele Bernasconi who have gained a lot of popularity in Leisure World. The meeting ended with a raffle and 21 gifts were won by members and friends.

The club and members also donated much-needed funds, food, clothing and other items to Casa Youth Shelter. 

The Woman’s Club of Leisure World has donated close to $5,000 to various organizations through the year. Recipients include LW Impaired Vision, Precious Life Shelter and LW CERT among others. The club’s  philanthropic donation in January will be to the LW Orchestra.  

The Woman’s Club offers entertainment, fun, food and a way to help support the community. For more information, contact Kathy Russell at 949-293-7517. 


Seniors for Peace club

Social connection, life satisfaction are topics Jan. 4

The Seniors For Peace Club will greet 2024 with an afternoon of laughter at its meeting Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The coming year will bring serious issues to deal with, including ongoing wars, global warming, crucial elections, etc., so the club feels that some hearty laughter will do everyone good prior to facing the stressful issues. 

A multifaceted program, anchored by Dr. Susan Mathieu, will be presented. Mathieu is adjunct faculty at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. 

Her talk will highlight a happiness and humor model that encourages social connection and peaceful actions among older adults. 

In order for individuals to be successful in promoting social justice, they need to look inward and follow the “life satisfaction scale” for happiness, according to research. Mathieu consults with public and private agencies on the “Art of Getting Along with Difficult People” and is known in some circles as the “happy professor.”

Renowned Leisure World resident and certified laugh leader Bev Bender will add her humorous take on things as she does at her monthly club at the LW Health Center called Laughing For the Health of It! Bender was a motivational-humorist speaker in San Francisco for many years. At the age of 57, she went back to school to get her masters in gerontology. Her master’s thesis was titled “Using Humor to Promote Healthy Living Among Older Adults.”

The program will be topped off by a special humorous presentation by Pat Kruger, club president.

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


American Legion Auxiliary adopts family for holidays

by Dianne Hart

LW contributor

The American Legion Auxiliary had the privilege of bringing the holidays to a local family. The father is a retired 20-year veteran.

The family includes four girls, ages 7, 5, 4 years and 18 months old.

Auxiliary members got to shop for toys that the mother advised were on the girls’ wish lists. 

The Auxiliary was also able to supply gift cards for clothing, groceries and gasoline. 

Members thank the community for its support of the club, which allows good deeds like this.

The group’s next big fund raiser will be the fashion show and luncheon on March 9.

Tickets are $40 each. A table of eight may be purchased for $300. Tickets may be purchased starting Jan. 7 and continuing Jan. 14, and 28 and Feb. 4, 11 and 25 at Clubhouse 2 bingo.

The Auxiliary meets every third Monday of the month. 

For more information or to learn about how to join, call Dianne Hart at 714-955-2885. 


LW birthday

Happy Birthday to Don Roswurm, who turned 99 on Dec. 22. Don has resided in Leisure World, Mutual 14, for over 33 years. Happy birthday!

—Linda Roswurm


Sunshine Club

It was a year of speakers, parties and trips

The Sunshine Club had 49 meetings this year and will be on a holiday break till Jan. 4. 

Of the 49 in-person meetings, 46 featured a speaker from the GRF or a professional from the LW community. 

The three meetings without speakers were a social hour for the first meeting of the year, a summer picnic and the year-end party in December. 

An average of 57 people attended the meetings, and there were a few occasions when attendance reach 70 people or more, causing the club to move to a bigger room to accommodate the large crowd. 

The total number of attendants for the year was 2,617.

The meetings that drew the largest audiences featured speaker GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick; Heidi Cortese, daughter of the LW developer Ross Cortese; Dr. Roger Moon, interventional anesthesiologist and pain management specialist; and Alice West from Transform Your Space.

The Sunshine Club frequently invited GRF supervisors as well as leaders from other clubs to speak on specific topics. The club invited guest speakers from outside Leisure World to help residents learn more about the community around them.

Besides its weekly Friday meetings, the club also took several day trips. 

Since 2017, day trips have helped the club raise funds to help defray membership and yearly registration fees. 

Club excursions included  the Los Angeles Farmers Market, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, Lancaster Poppy Fields, Old Town San Diego, the Getty Museums in Los Angeles and Malibu, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, the Huntington Library in Pasadena and The Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. 

From these trips, the club was able to donate $2,000 to the Golden Age Foundation to help  LW community members who use Meals on Wheels, Long Beach. 

The club will not meet on Dec. 29. The club will have a social meeting on Jan. 5. 

The Sunshine Club meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon. There are no membership fees, and all residents are welcome to join.

The Sunshine Club started in January 2012 with the mission to “build bridges for a brighter Leisure World.” 

The club looks forward to its 12th year as a club and hopes its members feel proud of their contributions. 

For more information, text 562-301-5339. 



72-hour parking limit applies to all

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.


GAF releases quarterly report

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) would like to thank the LW community for its continued support and generosity, especially in signing up for the Ralphs Community Rewards program.

Ralphs Community Rewards links shoppers rewards cards to the nonprofit of their choice and makes a small donation every time they shop at no extra cost. Residents who have signed up for the community rewards program through the GAF help the nonprofit earn revenue.

The GAF just received a report from Ralphs Community Reward program that 412 residents shopped from September to November, bringing $1,464.15 to the GAF. It is the highest number of shoppers years since the GAF began this program in 2024. 

The GAF thanks everyone registered with their Ralphs memberships and also board members Cheryl Falconer, Beth Greeley, Diana Lambert, Shery Wells and Anna Derby who helped sign people up every Wednesday. The sign-up program will resume in Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m. on Jan. 17. 


Celebration of Life

Remembering Ric Dizon

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) invites the community to join in celebrating the life of Ric Dizon, who passed on Nov.  26, 2023. A special Celebration of Life will be held on Jan. 6 at Clubhouse 4 from noon-6 p.m.

Ric, known for his infectious energy and warm, welcoming smile, cherished three loves in his life: his devoted wife, Irene; his family; and his passion for singing and dancing. A skilled tinkerer, Ric was always the go-to person for help with electronic gadgets, generously sharing his expertise.

This gathering will not just be a tribute but a vibrant celebration of Ric’s spirit. 

Friends will share stories, reminisce about cherished moments and view a special slideshow of Ric’s life. The event will fittingly culminate with singing and dancing, reflecting Ric’s love for lively celebrations.

The club is honored to have Ric’s wife, Irene; his son Ric Jr. and his wife, Pamela, along with several other family members, attend this commemorative event.

A selection of food and drinks will be available to enhance the community spirit of the gathering.

All are welcome to come and bid a heartfelt farewell and celebrate the life of Ric Dizon, a man whose warmth, kindness, and vibrancy deeply touched the LW community.

For more details or to participate in the event, contact Ren Villanueva at 323-854-6209 or 562-493-1406.


LW AMerica First Republican club

Family conference is set for Jan. 13

Family Today-Family Tomorrow, an informational event covering issues of concern to many parents and grandparents, will be held in Clubhouse 2 from noon-3 p.m. Jan. 13. 

The event, sponsored by the American Legion, is non-political and open to residents and non-residents alike.

There will be community exhibits, educational materials, refreshments and speakers, including Anne Calvo, RN, director of Youth Protection; Jerry Rueb, pastor, Cornerstone Church; Brenda Lebsack, teacher, and found of Interfaith Statewide Coalition, Jeffry Barke, MD; Theresa Murnby, director of Precious Life Shelter. For more information on the conference, call 562-335-0779.

The Leisure World America First Republican Club supports legal immigration and secure borders, peace through strength, lower taxes, cutting government spending, free enterprise capitalism, family values, parental control of education, public safety through well-funded law-enforcement and an America first foreign policy.


Decal Service

The GRF Security Decal Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m.

The office,  located downstairs in Building 5, is closed Wednesdays and Sundays, and on weekdays from noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch.

Appointments are not required. Decal issuance is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To receive a vehicle decal, residents must present the following documents: Proof of vehicle insurance, DMV vehicle registration (vehicle must be registered to the LWSB resident); DMV driver’s license; and a GRF ID card.

Decals are valid for up to two years after the date of issuance. If a resident’s driver’s license expires before the end of the two-year period, a decal will expire in the same month the resident’s drivers license expires. Expired insurance, registration and/or driver’s licenses are not valid documents, and no decal will be issued. A DMV identification card is not a valid driver’s license, and no decal will be issued.


CAP Food Distribution

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be Jan. 18. Distributions are on the third Thursday of the month.

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World and be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines. 

To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).  

For more information, contact Roberta Arshat in GRF Member Resources at 562-431-6586, ext. 317, or robertaa@lwsb.com. 


SBTV-Channel 3

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. 

Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, Dec. 28

4 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

5:30 pm Greetings from LW-

LW Fusion Yoga

6 pm Christmas Golf Cart Parade/

Menorah Lighting

6:30 pm LW Orchestra Christmas Carols

8 pm Christmas Stories and 

Entertainment by 

Revilla and Williams

8:30 pm Wonderelles Second Set

9:30 pm Sabor De Mi Amor/David 

Potter Interview/Road Trip

10 pm Harmonica Christmas with 

Rob Roy

10:30 pm On Q

11:30 pm Studio Cafe

Friday, Dec. 29

4 pm Christmas Stories and

Entertainment by Revilla 

and Williams

4:30 pm Greetings from LW-

LW Fusion Yoga

5 pm Sabor De Mi Amor/Road Trip/ David Potter Interview

6:30 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

8 pm LW Christmas/Menorah Lighting

8:30 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm On Q

9:30 pm Wonderelles First Set

10:30 pm LW Orchestra Christmas


Saturday, Dec. 30

4 pm Wonderelles Second Set

5:30 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

7  pm LAUSD Meeting Replay

8 pm On Q 

9 pm Sabor De Mi Amor/Road 

Trip/ David Potter Interview

9:30 pm Harmonica Christmas 

with Rob Roy

10 pm Christmas Tree Lighting

10:30 pm Christmas Stories and 

Entertainment by Revilla 

and Williams

11 pm Menorah Lighting/Christmas 

Golf Cart Parade

Sunday, Dec. 31

4 pm Seal Beach Planning

Commission REPLAY

6 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

7:30 pm Rob Roy Christmas Harmonica

8 pm Christmas Tree Lighting

8:30 pm LW Orchestra Christmas Carols

10 pm Wonderelles First Set

11 pm Christmas Stories and 

Entertainment by Revilla

and Williams

11:30 pm Greeting From LW

LW Fusion Yoga

Monday, Jan. 1

4 pm Wonderelles Second Set

5:30 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade 

7 pm Greetings From LW

LW Fusion Yoga

7:30 pm On Q

8:30 pm Harmonica Christmas with 

Rob Roy

9 pm Christmas Stories and 

Entertainment by Revilla 

and Williams

9:30 pm Christmas Tree Lighting

10 pm Neil Diamond Tribute Band

11:30 pm Studio Cafe

Tuesday, Jan. 2

4 pm Sabor De Mi Amor/Road

Trip/David Potter Interview

4:30 pm Greetings From LW

LW Fusion Yoga

5 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

6:30 pm Rob Roy Christmas 


7 pm LW Orchestra Christmas Carols

8:30 pm Wonderelles First Set 

9:30 pm Harmonica Christmas 

with Rob Roy

10 pm On Q

11  pm Christmas Stories and 

Entertainment by Revilla 

and Williams

11:30 pm Studio Cafe

Wednesday, Jan. 3

4 pm Seal Beach Christmas Parade

5:30 pm Rob Roy Christmas


6 pm On Q

7 pm Sabor De Mi AMor/Menorah 

Lighting/David Potter 


7:30 pm Christmas Tree Lighting

8 pm Road Trip

8:30 pm Greetings From LW

LW Fusion Yoga

9 pm Wonderelles First Set

10 pm Rob Roy Christmas 


10:30 pm Christmas Stories and 

Entertainment by Revilla 

and Williams

11 pm Wonderelles Second Set

All programming is subject to change.



LWers may be eligible for benefit

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure eligible households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for qualified households. 

Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per eligible household.

Visit AffordableConnectivity.gov for qualification guidelines, and to submit an application or print out a mail-in application. People can also contact their preferred participating internet provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to their bill. Applicants may need to provide documents to confirm  eligibility, identity or address.  

Various internet providers, including those offering landline and wireless internet service, are participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program. 

For more information on specific service providers, visit https://www.fcc.gov/affordable-connectivity-program-providers.



Bartolotto, Lea Anne


Lea Anne Bartolotto of Mutual 8 died Dec. 5, 2023. She was born in Chicago,  Illinois, on June 17, 1947. She moved to California with her parents in 1953, graduating from North Hollywood High School. She graduated from San Fernando State College  with a bachelor’s degree. 

Lea Anne married Anthony Bartolotto in 1968. They lived in Van Nuys, California. Their growing family included a daughter Julie Anne, and a  son, Anthony.

In 1978, the young family moved to Somis, a small town in Ventura County. They developed a small ranch and built their dream home. 

Lea Anne was very active with the school activities, the 4-H Club, leadership teachers aide and many more community services. Lea Anne and her husband moved to Seal Beach to be closer to their daughter and her older sister. 

Lea Anne is survived by Tony, her beloved husband of 55 years; brother-in-law Ben and sister-in-law Brigid Bartolotto. Her memory lives on with her children Julie and Anthony, daughter-in-law Deanna and grandchildren Kalea, Corinna, and Cassidy.

A Mass and Celebration of Life was held Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Contributions in Lea’s honor may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

In Memoriam

Robert Venn 83

Sylvia Nash 54

Patricia McLean 84

Christopher Bair 76

Aurea Cano 81

Ola Mae Graves 93 

Lorentz Kjoss 92

Adolia Larson 103

Michael Armstrong 39

Warren Lucca 75

David Jaramillo 61

Jeanette Johnson 83 

Guy Selga Sr 62 

Meiko Williams 74

Sophie Ulufanua 77

Bruce Lumpkin 70

Families assisted by McKenzie Mortuary, 562-961-9301.

—paid obituary




Ensemble impresses at annual concert

The Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble performed its second annual concert on Dec. 16 at the LW Korean Community Church (LWKCC). The group performed a new list of “II menuets,” “Moderato Cantabile de la Sonatine No. 8,” “Manha de Carnaval” and many others. The performance included several ensembles, three solos and one duet. The club thanks its supporters and concert guests. After the concert, the ensemble and guests enjoyed a beautiful dinner box prepared by LWKCC members. 


Dancers & Mixers dance is Jan. 2

The Dancers & Mixers Club will start the new year “on the right foot” on Tuesday, Jan. 2, in  Clubhouse 4 from 7-9 p.m. The group will dance to celebrate the new year. Linda Herman will provide the live ballroom dance music. 

People are encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. 

There will be a variety of music suitable for dancing, including line dancing and a mixer. Everyone is welcome. Partners are not needed. Dancing is a great way to work off those holiday pounds. For more information, call  562-431-1257.


Grab ‘n’ Go Food: Dec. 28-Jan. 4

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

Monday: New Year’s Day, no food service.

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 at Clubhouse 6—Try a variety of empanadas from 4-6 p.m. Preorder by calling 949-524-3145 or buy onsite. Cash and cards are accepted. 

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

To ask questions or give feedback, call 562-431-6586, ext. 398, or email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (second floor). In December, classes are: salsa at 9 a.m., followed by American tango at 10 a.m. Each class is $7 per person. Class participants vote on new dance topics every month. 

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


Community Karaoke Club’s Monday practice sessions will resume Jan. 8

Despite the rainy night, Karaoke Club singers entertained the audience with a variety of tunes.  

Essie Hicks sang a beautiful Christmas hymn, “Mary Did You Know.” Another solemn hymn well done was “O Holy Night” by Bob Barnum. “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Holly Jolly Christmas” were upbeat, happy numbers chosen by Karen Morris and Dotti Brooks. 

Sally Glausser was animated singing “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.” Elizabeth Butterfield sang an expressive “Santa Baby.”  A group gathered to join Ellen Brannigan singing “Joy To The World.”

It wasn’t entirely Christmas music.  Richard Yokomi sang a fine “Lady in Red.”  Frank Miller sang the up-tempo “Don’t Be Cruel.”  With 20 performers it was a fast-paced, lively evening of music.

Everyone is welcome to karaoke night in Clubhouse 1 each Wednesday beginning at 5:30.  Practice sessions on Monday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 will resume on Jan. 8.

—Margie Thompson


Garden Club

Ruth Osborn

The Garden Club’s annual holiday luncheon was held Dec. 18. In attendance were club officers: Treasurer Lorna Lass, second Vice President Terese “T” Smith, Secretary Karena Skoug, first Vice President Nancy Goldstein, President Peggy Keller and Director Claudia Francoeur.


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Classes will resume Jan. 8. The Hustle will be the new dance at 2 p.m., followed by a continuation of the Rumba at 3.

 No partner is necessary. The class will rotate so everyone dances.

Beginners are welcome.  A review of basics will be included.

The cost is $8 per person for one class and $12 per person for two classes in a single day. 

For more information, contact Leisure Time Dancers President Nancy Lyons at nhlyons@icloud.com.


Let the Good Times Roll Club

Bob and Mick’s Holiday Tribute Dance is this Saturday, Dec. 30, in Clubhouse 2. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the show and dance is on from 6-9. The show is sponsored by the Let The Good Times Roll Club. 

The show will include Jon Pearlstone’s renditions of Bob Dylan songs along with songs sung in the style of Mick Jagger performed by LW resident David Anthony.  The Legends of Rock DanceBand will provide music, including holiday dance numbers and Bob Dylan songs. The Doo Wop Club will provide cider, cocoa and cookies for refreshments during the band break. There is no admission cost for this live music event, but donations are appreciated so the club can continue offering great live entertainment for the music and party lovers of Leisure World.

—Martha Destra


Friends of the Library Closure

As the Friends of the Library (FOTL) Bookstore and Boutique closes its doors for refurbishing and closes out 2023, the Friends want residents to know how profoundly grateful it is for their contributions to, and patronage, of the Bookstore. With residents’ help, the FOTL has been able to make record-setting donations to the LW Main Library and has in motion an extremely successful sort of recycling system that benefits all of the residents of LW.

The FOTL Bookstore is closed for renovations will re-open sometime in February.  The FOTL is grateful for everyone’s cooperation in holding their donations. The group’s crew of  helpful and congenial volunteers will enjoy the time off. The FOTL is grateful and fortunate to have so many hardworking and dependable people who keep the book store humming. There are more than 30 volunteers on the roster, many of whom work every week, and their dedication is commendable. 

—Patricia Kruger



Temporary library location opens today

Today, Dec. 28, the library has re-opened in a temporary location in Clubhouse 3, Room 8. A selection of new and popular books, audio, and visual materials are available for checkout, and many of the library’s magazines and all of its newspapers are available for reading.

Library materials checked out prior to the closure of the main library will continue to be due at their regular due dates. Residents can either return the items in the same book drops they have always used or visit inside the temporary location in Clubhouse 3.

This temporary library location will operate Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Some of the library’s regular services such as faxing, copying and patron computers, will be unavailable at the temporary location.

—LW Library Staff


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club celebrated its annual holiday party on Dec. 14. Photos taken at the field trip to Sherman Gardens in October were shown on the big screen TV.   Siegfried (Ziggy) Romano took professional portraits of our attendees, to their delight.

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, Jan.11, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The assignment will be photos of “reflections” with a camera/phone. That could be reflections on water, glass, mirrors or puddles. 

People shoudl email three of their best photos to Ben Benjamins at benbejamins@hotmail.com at least three days prior to the meeting. The images will be shown at the meeting. 

People can also bring photos of their choice to be displayed and commented on at the meeting. Hooks and labels are available for members who wish 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


Cabaret Entertainers

The Cabaret Entertainers are hitting the road with their new show “Destinations” on Jan. 6 in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the show starts at 6. The group has a great musical lineup with favorite singers, plus Eric Nelson as emcee and the funny Adrianne Rosenfeld, formerly from the Comedy Club, as a special guest. People are encouraged to bring their favorite beverages and snacks.


Entertainers Club 

Carefree Highway Concert

The Entertainers Club proudly presents Carefree Highway, a vocal/acoustic guitar duo featuring Mutual 6 resident Mike Simpson and Jim Nau, in concert on Friday, Jan. 5, in Clubhouse 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. as part of its ongoing “TGIF, First Fridays” concert series. 

Carefree Highway showcases soft rock hits from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and more.  

Guests are invited to bring their own refreshments.  The concert is free but tips are appreciated.



Free memory screening for LW residents

On Saturday, Jan. 13, Alzheimer’s OC will have a free appointment-based memory screening event for LW residents in Optum HCC from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 

A memory screening is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition, and should be done if people experience the following symptoms.

Trouble coming up with a word or a name.

Trouble remembering important dates or events.

Problems remembering names when introduced to new people.

Trouble remembering what was read or heard recently.

Problems losing or misplacing things.

Trouble planning or organizing.

Noticeably greater difficulty performing tasks in social  and occupational settings.

To schedule an appointment for a free memory screening,  call 1-844-373-4400.


Wa-Rite welcomes new members and their goals

The Wa-Rite Club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9-10 a.m. Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45 and are optional for visitors. The annual membership fee is $10. Weekly dues are 10 cents. 

All female residents looking to improve their health and lose at least 10 pounds are invited to join any of the club’s meetings, by arriving no later than 8:30 a.m. Guests are welcome except for the members-only meetings.

On Dec. 15, the Wa-Rite members celebrated  Christmas with food, music, a holiday song contest and the awards ceremony to acknowledge the club’s year-end top losers. The party decorations were coordinated by Marina Tesla.

Pat Miller won the top loser title with a year-end total weight loss of 17.5 pounds. Denise Stabile was second with a 12-pound loss. Third place went to Judy Chambers who finished the year 11 pounds lighter. Shirlene Bradrick got the top loser degree for the most consistent  accountability and adherence to maintaining her weight goal. 

Member Linda Rich took first place in the holiday song contest.

—Denise Stabile


Get help with prescription drugs on Medicare

Medicare beneficiaries with limited income may qualify for Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program, which helps pay for Medicare prescription drugs.

To qualify, people must be enrolled in a Medicare prescription drug plan and have up to $20,385 in yearly income (single household), $27,465 for a married couple, and up to $15,510 in resources or $30,950 for a married couple. Resources include money in checking and savings accounts, stocks and bonds. Resources that don’t count are a home, one car, burial plot plus up to $1,500 for burial expenses, furniture and personal household items. 

If beneficiaries notify SSA that they expect to use some of their resources for burial expenses, the 2024 resource limits are $17,010 or $33,950 for marriedcouple for the full low-income subsidy benefit.

People not receiving Medi-Cal (Medicaid) or Social Security Income Benefits (SSI) and in need of assistance, can apply for extra help at www.ssa.gov or call their local Social Security Office for an appointment. 

For questions or more information on Medicare plans, call Medicare insurance broker Sandra Teel at 657-204-4224 or email Steelmedagent@gmail.com.

—Sandra Teel


Joyful Line Dance offers beginner classes to new members

Joyful Line Dance Club will continue to meet without holiday breaks on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with a special class for newbies from 10-10:30. All attendees are asked to sign in with their name, Mutual and unit number before the class. 

Everyone is welcome to join with the minimal membership fee. Exercise or dancing shoes are recommended.

Joyful Line Dance Club has many leaders who take turns teaching to avoid burnout and to share their unique skills. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Carmel Atkinson, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Gina Baik, Karen Kei, Nak Soo Kim, Elizabeth Kim, Sunny Kim and Anna Derby.

One of the leaders, Karen Kei, has been teaching the classes while others are away, and introduced several new dances to the members. They are “Maria Meringue,” “Papa,” “The River of Babylon,” “Sugar Sugar,” “Jim Reeves Waltz” and “Desire” (Barem in Korean).

 For more information about the classes or club membership, call Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.

—Anna Derby


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

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

Thursday, Dec. 28

Chicken chop suey, brown and wild rice, oriental vegetables, kiwi, roast beef and cheese sandwich with spinach, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion, and tomato salad.

Friday, Dec. 29

Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, seasoned broccoli, fresh pear, turkey and ham Cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing, and crackers.

Monday, Jan. 1

No service, closed in observance of New Year’s Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Beef stew with potatoes, celery, carrots, biscuit, oatmeal cookies, egg salad sandwich, and marinated beet and onion salad.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Garlic butter fish, brown rice, creamed corn, zucchini, cantaloupe, turkey and cheese sandwich, and creamy 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. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive.

Thursday, Dec. 28

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

Friday, Dec. 29

Colorful frittata, tater tots, chicken apple sausage, croissant with Smart Balance, yogurt parfait with granola or a fresh fruit (diet).

Monday, Jan. 1

No service, closed in observance of New Year’s Day.

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Beef stew with gravy, vegetables, baby potatoes, whole wheat bread with Smart Balance, and mandarin oranges.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Spinach and mushroom quiche, roasted potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, whole wheat dinner roll, and canned pears.


Take advantage of Medicare dental benefits and coverage 

Older adults often ignore their annual dental checkups for many reasons, including lack of dental coverage, having dentures, not having time or disliking the trips to a dentist in general.

Based on statistics, 62% of Medicare beneficiaries rate dental care as the highest need. Most Medicare Advantage Plans have preventative dental care included in their plans that covers semi-annual oral exam and cleaning, and yearly dental X-ray and fluoride treatment. 

Medicare Supplemental Plan beneficiaries or those who want more comprehensive coverage can add dental coverage through their Medicare insurance broker. Even people with dentures should have a yearly checkup of gums and fit of the dentures, which may be affected by changes in weight.

Many diseases can also be detected through X-rays and oral exams such as tumors, mumps, tuberculosis, HIV, malignant melanoma, Parkinson’s disease, pancreatic cancer, COPD, Addison’s disease, kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, and stroke or heart disease. Something as simple as a cheek swab can detect cancer of head, neck or lungs. 

Adults with diabetes are twice as likely to develop gum disease causing the inflammation that can increase insulin resistance and affect blood sugar levels. Poorly controlled type two diabetes may lead to development of a gum disease.

People with swollen or bleeding gums, ulcers, dry mouth, bad breath (halitosis), metallic taste, burning sensation or growths should see their dentist as soon as possible. Bacteria from the mouth can migrate to lungs or other organs in the body.

For questions or more information on Medicare plans, call Medicare insurance broker Sandra Teel at 657-204-4224 or email Steelmedagent@gmail.com.

—Sandra Teel




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 1/03/2024



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 2/14/2024


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


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 1/31/2024


CORY GEE PAINTING. State Contractor License 1049257 (Bonded and Insured). Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. (714)-308-9931.  Exp 1/10/2024


Call/562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 1/10/2024


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

Exp 1/24/2024


SKYLIGHTS CLEAN AND REPAIR  Licensed and insured  Dan (562) 841-3787 SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 3/20/24

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. SB Business License LIV0004.  Exp 1/10/2024


BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 1/10/2024

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


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



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+ Leisure-World Experience. Licensed/Reliable/Honest-Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References-available/Fluent-English. Ann/714-624-1911 and Heide/562-277-3650.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 11/06/2024



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please-Call/Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 1/03/2024


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+/years experience. Cooking/Cleaning/Medications/Doctors/Companions. Experience with Dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 1/24/2024


MARIA’S EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERS. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 1/10/2024


Anthony Caregiver. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho Available-Evening-and-Nights-ONLY. 714-605-6869. SB Business License 14206319.  Exp 1/03/2024


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 3/13/2024


Experienced hair-&-nails/Technicians at DAL JE’s Salon. 562-626-8122-OR-562-431-4603. We-cannot-wait-to-serve-you, only 5-minutes/away from Leisure-World!  SB Business License 14203016.  Exp 1/03/24


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

Exp 12/20


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 1/10/2024


GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS. (Windows 10% off FIRST cleaning). General-housecleaning. Excellent referrals in Leisure-World. (562)-307-3861. 25/years-experience. SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 1/03/2024


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 1/24/2024


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 1/24/2024


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 3/06/2024


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 3/06/2024


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



All things computer related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 1/24/2024



All things TV related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 1/24/2024



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 3/13/2024


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/17/2024


Red Mobility Scooter. Like-new, barely used, in perfect condition! Paid/$2,500. Asking/$1,250 Call/949-599-8645.

Golf cart tires

Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 1/17/2024


INEXPENSIVE SHUTTLE. AIRPORTS/SHOPPING/DOCTORS, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License  ABL0001. Exp 1/17/2024

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank/562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 2/14/2024



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787 Dan.  Exp 3/20/2024



Your-Friendly-MOVERS. We-offer-Hauling-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 1/03/2024


Fold-Up Tricycle, 20-inch/wheels. $300 worth in upgrades, custom-seat, Kevlar-tires and MORE. Best Offer/562-594-7549 Exp 1/10/2024

leisure world carport and storage wanted

Looking for carport AND storage unit to rent in Mutual 12. Call/562-716-1547. Exp 1/03/2024

leisure world apartment want to rent

Widower would like to Live-AND-Rent 2-bedrooms in Mutual/11,12,13,14, or 15 ONLY. Call/562-556-5436. Exp 1/03/2024