LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 02-01-24

Board honors employee of the year, amends policies

by Ruth Osborn

Communications Director


At its Jan. 23 meeting, the Golden Rain Board of Directors applauded GRF 2023 Employee of the Year Jorge Valencia of Service Maintenance. He was honored for his exemplary service to Leisure World. GRF Human Resources Director LeAnn Dillman praised him for consistently demonstrating exceptional dedication, performance, and commitment to his job and for his ability to inspire and motivate his co-workers. 

The board went on to listen to comments from a half dozen residents on a variety of issues. They included the community gardens and rising insurance costs, the new gate access system and budget concerns.

In other business, the board considered a variety of topics as follows.

Gate Access Report

“It went better than anticipated,” said GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick, who gave a report on the new gate access system, which was unveiled Jan. 17. She thanked GRF Security Director Victor Rocha and his team for their hard work implementing the community-wide effort.

In the months leading up to the debut, Security distributed RFID tags to residents, and every guest, vendor, caregiver and service provider are receiving new guest passes at the entrance gates.

“There were a few glitches, as there always are when we go through a big implementation,” Sedgwick said. “Yes, a few barrier arms were hit, but we can replace them.”

All told, 20,000 vehicles flowed into LW between Wednesday and Saturday, and 5,600 visitor passes were processed, she said.

Rocha echoed Sedgwick’s assessment, saying “the volume is unbelievable. The old count system was quite low; we’re seeing over 5,000 vehicles a day piling in through the three gates. We are a city.”

He added that Security switched the residents RFID entry lane with the guest entry lane, now called “All Others” to protect printers and computers housed in the pre-existing guard shack. Passes are now scanned and printed on the spot, which will ultimately save time. It would have cost more than $50,000 to build another shack, which would have negated the need to move the resident entry gate, but that was deemed too costly.

Rocha also noted that traffic has always crossed at the Main Gate. The GRF has commissioned a study of traffic flow to look for a better configuration. 

“In the coming weeks, things will be smoother,” Rocha said, adding that for every email complaining about the new program, there is one expressing gratitude for the extra layer of security it will bring.

On social media, LWers weighed in, with some complaining about waits at the gates and the cost of the system. In equal measure, residents posted positive feedback: “I think, like with any change, it takes a little time to get used to a new system and to work the bugs out. Change can be difficult. Be patient. It will improve,” said one LW poster on Nextdoor. 

“I’ve entered our community at least once every day at all three gates and have had no issues or delays. As staff and residents get used to the new system; I’m sure it will get better,” posted another. 

On Facebook, a poster noted: “I just came in the North Gate only a few cars ahead of me. Security was very good and moved us along when the gate opened. I really like this new gate program.”

Another agreed: “Me too. This is good progress. We are a large community, and it takes time to implement new systems. Have been out twice today and very little waiting to get back in.”

A third person advised patience: “It’s a new system for LW, gotta work the bugs out. Change doesn’t come easy, and I think chillin’ out and being patient will benefit all.”

Still another praised the new online guest management system, called Proptia, saying “I texted (my guest) the QR code and Security printed him the pass for his car. Easy.”

Optum Update

 Jayna Kling, Optum Health Care Center practice manager, told the GRF Board that construction of the new pharmacy at the Optum HCC began Jan. 15. 

The opening is tentatively planned for the end of February and there will be an open house to celebrate.

HVAC Replaced in CH 1

Upon the recommendation of the GRF Facilities Committee, the board approved a contract at a cost not to exceed $9,995 to Greenwood Heating and Air for the replacement of the heating and air conditioner in Clubhouse 1. 

The existing unit broke down and parts were no longer available for repair. 

Governing Document 


The board approved minor amendments to GRF policy documents as part of a routine review of rules every two years. The following were minimally revised and renumbered, and will be approved, pending a 28-day notification (see Government, page 5): Table Tennis Rules and Recreational Vehicle Lot Monetary Fines (the only revision is how appeals are handled, with no change in fees).

GRF Election 

Governing Documents

The board minimally revised and renumbered election rules, which will be officially decided on pending a 28-day notification to members (see page 5). The amendments pertain to four election rules and procedures, including the call for candidates press releases that run in the LW Weekly, and a guide for board candidates. The revisions include renumbering and changing the titles of documents, among other minor adjustments.

The board approved changes which are in the 28-day notification period, after which they will be finalized.

Community Rules 


Upon the recommendation of the Administration Committee, the board adopted a rule on the Community Rules Enforcement Procedure, pending a 28-day notification to members.

At the Sept. 11 executive session, the board voted to have the more serious hearings related to residents violating the code of conduct heard by the full board of directors. 

Previously, these disputes went to the Community Rule Violation (CRV) panel, which has traditionally adjudicated minor parking and community rule infractions.

At the board’s Oct. 26 executive session, the board directed the Administration Committee to integrate input from GRF corporate counsel concerning possible violations against GRF personnel into 13-5093-3, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct.

In separate actions, the board voted to send these two resolutions—related to code enforcement procedures and Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct—back to committee for further review.

Fines and Penalties—

Authorized Resident 

Rules of Conduct

Upon the recommendation of the Administration Committee, the board narrowly approved revisions to the Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct policy. 

At the Board’s Oct. 26 executive session, the board directed the Administration Committee to integrate suggestions by GRF’s corporate attorney concerning violations against GRF personnel into 13-5093-3, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct.

In consultation with the GRF director of Human Resources, the committee added language to explicitly underscore the Code of Conduct’s importance in preserving GRF’s adherence to laws mandating employee rights in the workplace.

The other significant change formalized the board’s authorization to impose non-financial penalties on persons found to have committed Code of Conduct violations.

The revisions are under a 28-day notification to the members (see page 5). 

The board will make a final decision at its next meeting on Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 



LW Library will reopen Feb. 5

The LW Library will reopen on Feb. 5. The first 50 visitors to the newly renovated library will receive a complimentary Leisure World Library tote bag. 

Upon reopening, the LW Library will extend its weekday hours to 5:30 p.m. 

Residents will also enjoy extended daily usage limits on library computers. 

The renovated library features new exterior paint, interior paint, carpeting, tile and new patron computers. 

The layout of library shelves will be the same, so residents who frequent the library will be right at home with the collection.


CH 1 will close for renovations

Clubhouse 1 is scheduled to close for renovations on Feb. 5. The work is expected to be completed by March 10 unless inclement weather delays completion of the exterior portion of the work.

In the interim, clubs normally scheduled there have been relocated to the following venues:

Clubhouse 4 will host the LW Duplicate Bridge, LW Pinochle, LW Cribbage and Community Karaoke.

The LW Aloha Club ukulele group will rehearse on Thursdays in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby and in Room 2 in Clubhouse 6 on Saturdays. The American Rules Mahjong Club will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 6 on Wednesdays. People should check with club leaders for times and other information.

The Shuffleboard Court and Pool Room, along with the Historical Society and restrooms, are also closed for the duration of the renovations. The Ladies Q Club will meet on its regular day in the Clubhouse 2 Pool Room.

Clubs should remove any necessary supplies from their lockers needed for their reservations but do not need to empty them for painting.

GRF appreciates residents’ cooperation and regrets the inconvenience while staff work to improve LW facilities. 

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


Gate access

Gates see whopping 6K vehicles per day; 15K visitor passes issued

In the first 12 days of Leisure World’s new gate access system, over 71,000 vehicles entered the community through all three gates—averaging nearly 6,000 entries per day as of Jan. 29.

Intermittent slowdowns continue as Security staff overcome the initial wave of first-time guests who need passes. To issue first-time passses, staff must double check that the guest is on a permanent or temporary guest list, verify their identity, and print their pass. Over 15,000 visitor passes have been issued so far—which means staff are printing over 1,100 guest passes per day. 

GRF Security Director Victor Rocha said these numbers were “astounding” given Leisure World’s size.

In addition, before the new gate access system was implemented, Security would face approximately 40-60 gate runners in a 12-day period. Since the new system has been operational, there have been no gate runners, a testament to the system’s ability to improve safety in Leisure World. 

The implementation, however, has not been without challenges. Out of the 71,000 entries, the gates have been struck on seven different occasions by a motorcyclist, a cyclist and vehicles. The arms are designed to break away at the least pressure to avoid damage and injury. GRF Service Maintenance was able to reinstall the arms quickly. However, any slowdowns at the gate disrupt entry flow. 

There has been no cost for extra gate arms due to breakage. New signs are being ordered to make the arms more visible, and drivers and bikers are asked to approach gates with caution.

In an effort to provide clarity on the gate access system, residents are invited to email questions about the new system to emmad@lwsb.com. The answers to select questions will be published in the LW Weekly as space allows.


‘Surviving Gun Violence’ Presentation

The Seal Beach Police Department will host a free presentation titled “Surviving Gun Violence” on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at the McGaugh Elementary School auditorium located at 1698 Bolsa Avenue, Seal Beach. Although this presentation will be held at McGaugh, the topics covered are not specific to school violence or an active shooter incident at a school.

This presentation will provide strategies to prevent and prepare for a potentially violent incident and/or active shooter, enhance the chance of survival when confronted, and  provide information on keeping firearms safely secured in the home.

The event is open to all community members and no RSVP is required. Due to the themes of violence and the graphic nature of portions of this presentation, the SBPD discourages minors from attending.

For more information, contact Captain Nick Nicholas at nnicholas@sealbeachca.gov or 562-799-4100, ext. 1160.


Superbowl Party in Clubhouse 4

The GRF Recreation Department will host a viewing of the Big Game Sunday, Feb. 11, in Clubhouse 4 on the big screens, starting at 3:30 p.m. 

People can join friends and enjoy complimentary snacks. For more information, call the Recreation Department at 562-431-6586, ext. 324.


DUI Checkpoint

On Saturday, Feb. 3, the Seal Beach Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint from 7 p.m.-3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits. 

DUI checkpoints are based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. 

The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.


New resident bus tours

Each fourth Saturday, authorized residents have the opportunity to sell any used motorized vehicle in the Administration Parking Lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

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

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events. This is a self-managed event where residents can meet and buy or sell a vehicle on their own. 

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


Naval weapons station

Expect sounds of gunfire and ‘Giant Voice’ system during Navy drills

  Local residents may hear and see an increase in law enforcement activities at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station starting Monday, Feb. 5, as base personnel take part in an annual series of nationwide security exercises.

The exercises, collectively called Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2024, will be conducted simultaneously on all Navy bases throughout the continental United States. At the Naval Weapons Station, drills and training will be conducted on a wide range of potential security scenarios on the land and in the water.  

The exercises may cause increased traffic, delays in base access, and temporary gate closures.  Some drills may include the use of blank machine gun fire, which can sound like actual gunshots from a distance.  The station’s “Giant Voice” mass notification loudspeaker and alarm system may also be used.

The series of exercises are scheduled to run for two weeks and conclude by Friday, Feb. 16.  They are not in response to any specific threat, but are part of regularly scheduled annual training, developed to enhance the readiness of Navy security teams.

For live updates, go to Facebook and search “Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Detachment Fallbrook, Detachment Norco.”



To Our Readers

In keeping with its desire to foster a diversity of viewpoints, the LW Weekly will continue to print political letters to the editor and accept political advertising. As we enter a season of heightened political tumult and division, controversial letters have already begun to arrive. 

The Perspectives section will remain a community forum for all voices: the majority, the minority, the independents, the dissenters, the contrarians, the rebels. 

It is not the LW Weekly that determines the complexion of this page. It is our valued letter writers, who are entitled to freely express their opinions. 

Often, heartfelt belief and facts-without-context commingle in a fuzzy, gray area that defies fully verifying information. 

While GRF policy does not require staff to fact check letters, we try—or ask writers for sources of information—when possible. Sometimes mistakes are made, and then, they are corrected. 

All political advertising will be clearly marked as such and will follow state election rules and GRF policy. 

Political speech is one of the most protected forms of discourse in our society. It is at the core of the First Amendment and includes speech concerning “politics, nationalism, religion or other matters of opinion,” according to the Supreme Court, which has stated that the ability to criticize the government and government officials is central to the meaning of the First Amendment. 

So, no matter where you stand on the political spectrum, we welcome your opinion because a free society is dependent on the expression of all ideas. 

We ask you to refrain from personalizing responses; focus on the issues, not the letter writers. Be tolerant of each other. Civility and respect will reinforce the community unity that makes Leisure World special and creates a fair haven for all. Letters can be no longer than 250 words and will run as space allows. Send them to rutho@lwsb.com.




I was very upset with seeing the recent letter to the editor you chose to publish from Earick Ward (Letters, Jan. 25). I am aware that the LW Weekly edits announcements from the Democratic and Republican club to avoid disparaging and hostile remarks. 

Your decision to publish this letter seems to go against your own policy.  I cannot understand your rational for publishing a letter filled with hatred and animosity unless this reflects your papers own political viewpoints. 

I think the residents deserve to see an apology and a statement of your editorial policy published in the next issue. Unless of course, the letter reflects the editorial policy of the LW Weekly. 

Bob Cohen

Mutual 11

Editor’s Note: See To Our Readers at right for the paper’s editorial policy and procedure related to political expression.


The excellent letter (Jan. 25) from Earick Ward was right about the failures of Biden and his administration to secure our border, allowing millions of illegal migrants, fentanyl and criminals to waltz into our once secure country.

Earick also mentioned the failures of Gov. Newsom who agreed to pay for health care for all illegal migrants in California. But that’s not the only unearned benefit they get. Newsom is wasting our Medi-Cal funds to give 700,000 illegal migrants (access to) free gender transformation surgery.

We seniors have been told for many years that our Social Security and Medicare will run out in the near future. How do you think adding hundreds of thousands or more people using that same minimal pot of money will affect your chance of having it there if and when you need it? Slim to none. Is that a leader you trust to protect you? If not, then remember that in the upcoming election.

Ron Nett

Mutual 8


How is it possible to reconcile a tenet of supporting family values with the support of a presidential candidate who is a serial adulterer (once taking his wife and his mistress to the same event in Aspen), who was proven a rapist in a civil trial (after the statute of limitations prevented a criminal case), who paid hush money to a porn star with whom he had an affair, and who couldn’t keep his hands off young beauty contestants?

What sort of a family would want to instill that set of values in their children?

Lee Hoyt

Mutual 11


Wow. Mr. Ward (Letters, Jan. 25) is very loose with his statistics;  hence, drawing the wrong conclusions. This is a complex and tragic situation that has existed for decades. 

These sad folks escaping from situations we can not imagine are apprehended and not permitted to enter the United States. The fear that millions will do us harm is, well, wrong and dangerous. Most, if not all, of them will end up paying taxes, joining the military, going to college, and working in jobs that nobody else cares to do. Giving health care to everyone, regardless of status, is a wonderful idea if you want to avoid plagues, COVID-like pandemics, and reduce the likelihood of contracting other transmissible diseases.

I do not know what sort of republic people think will be destroyed by immigrants, but they would be well-advised to spend time reading the history of America. This country was founded by immigrants.

Jeff Colflesh

Mutual 6 


I read with great interest Earick Ward of Mutual 7’s letter (Jan. 25). In 2016, there was a screaming session during a committee meeting over signs about the election. A few years later a poor grieving widow received a “go back to your own country” letter right after her husband died, and a letter was put on voter’s doorsteps calling Democrats baby killers. Has this become the American way?

The Republican tent near Clubhouse 6 has a sign that insinuates only Republicans love God and back the police, and that they want to control what children are taught in schools. If you don’t learn history, it has a nasty habit of repeating itself. The Holocaust, slavery, and Jim Crow happened. We did take this country from the Native Americans. We did put Japanese Americans in internment camps. The list goes on. But there is just as much good as bad. Teach both.

Mr. Ward says it’s not Kennedy’s Democratic Party. He’s right. It’s also not Bush Sr.’s Republican Party. So, should I then say that the Republican Party of today is full of racists, Nazis, and women- and minority-hating bigots? That’s as stupid as what Mr. Ward wrote.

Why don’t we try and find things we agree on? Or have both sides gone so far down the rabbit hole that it’s not possible?

Homeland Security reports that in 2022 as many visitors overstayed their visas as came across the border. You never hear a word about that. I wonder why?

Carole Damoci

Mutual 12


As Marley and I walk the area morning and night, we see so many signs for people running for office like congress, supervisor, council and others. These are just big signs hoping people will vote for them based on their name. What are their qualifications? 

That’s what happened in Gaza when the Palestinians voted in Hamas, and gave away their autonomy and land. 

For each election my partner does the research on candidates for judges, and we vote based on that research. 

We also don’t watch non-credible news or candidates that hope the current president will fail. Instead of having a strong economy, it is difficult to see that the stock market is flying high, and groceries are flying high.  

Barry Allen

Mutual 10


I found the political letter by Earick Ward (Jan. 25) to be misleading in a number of important ways.  

First, the letter claims there was a budget deficit of $68 billion for 2023. The fact is California had the largest budget surplus of any state ever in 2022. That surplus was $97.5 billion, and Newsom was able to fund health care and education by an additional $32 billion.  

The letter also blames undocumented immigrants for the $34 trillion budget deficit. During Trump’s term, he increased the debt by $8.4 trillion, with a $7 trillion tax cut that went mostly to the rich.

Trump was also the first President to lose jobs, -.52%, since Republican Herbert Hoover gave us the Great Depression. In 2023, there were 2.7 million new jobs created.

Democrats want to solve the immigration problem at the border. That’s why they gave Republicans virtually everything they wanted in what would have been the first immigration reform bill in over 40 years, if the Republicans would fund military aid to Ukraine.  

Most Republicans, including Mitt Romney, thought the compromise was a good bill.  However, Mitch McConnell rejected the solution saying, “We don’t want to do anything to undermine him,” referring to Trump.  

So Trump, who cruelly caged immigrants and separated parents from their children, would rather blame Biden for the immigration problem for political purposes than solve the problem.

Dave Silva

Mutual 12


Setting It Straight

Speaker information for the Seniors for Peace Club meeting was incorrect in the Jan. 25 issue. Only representatives from the Climate Reality Project will attend the meeting, which will be held today, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.



Mutual election cycle begins; Directors are needed to serve

The community unity of Leisure World Seal Beach is a direct result of volunteer work by Mutual and GRF Board members duly elected to serve their Mutuals and residents. This community was founded on the premise that the Mutual Boards and the elected Board of Directors work alongside on day-to-day operations of each Mutual Corporation. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—the shareholders, whereas the Board of Directors finds solutions to existing problems. 

Leisure World Seal Beach has many residents with experience in various fields, who could make a difference by becoming a candidate for a director’s position on their Mutual’s Board of Directors. The schedule on page 5 indicates each Mutual’s annual meeting and election date, and the deadlines to apply for candidacy. Those who are interested or have any questions about becoming a candidate for election to their Mutual’s Board of Directors can call 562-431-6586, ext. 329. 

For questions related to GRF elections, call 562-431-6586, ext. 393.  


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

Facilities Committee Meeting

Tues., Feb. 6, 10 a.m.

Conference Room A/Zoom

Operation Committee Meeting

Thurs., Feb. 8, 10 a.m. Conference Room A/Zoom

Member Services 

Committee Meeting

Tues., Feb. 13, 10 a.m. Conference Room A/Zoom


Committee Meeting

Thurs., Feb. 15, 10 a.m.

Conference Room A/Zoom

GRF Board Meeting

Tues., Feb. 27, 10 a.m.

Clubhouse 4/Zoom

GRF Board Executive Session

Thurs., Feb. 29, 1 p.m. Conference Room A

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

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. 

Mutual 17

Tues., Feb. 6, 1:30 p.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Presidents’ Council

Wed., Feb. 7, 1:30 p.m.

Clubhouse 4

Mutual 12

Thurs., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 3

Fri., Feb. 9, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 9

Mon., Feb. 12, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 16

Tues., Feb. 13, 1 p.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 4 

(open forum 8:30 a.m.)

Wed., Feb. 14, 8:45 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 2

Thurs., Feb. 15, 9 a.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 11

Thurs., Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom

Mutual 15

Fri., Feb. 23, 1 p.m.

Conference Room B/Zoom


Notification of proposed changes to GRF Governing Documents


10-1937-3 Community Rules Violation Panel 

and Appeal Procedure


This rule constitutes Golden Rain Foundation’s (GRF) published policy of due process, as required by law, governing the Foundation’s enforcement policy. 


1.1.1. With the exception of offenses detailed in 13-5093-1, alleged violations of any rule stated in the GOVERNING DOCUMENTS by a MEMBER, AUTHORIZED RESIDENT (AR), QUALIFIED PERMANENT RESIDENT (QPR), or VISITOR will be referred to the COMMUNITY RULES VIOLATION (CRV) PANEL, and all official information concerning the violation will be transmitted to the CRV PANEL for its initial review.


2.1. The MEMBER OR QPR charged with the violation can pay the fine. The citation or violation notice letter will list the potential fines or sanctions.

2.2. If a violation is contested in writing to the CRV PANEL within ten (10) days of the issue date of the citation or letter, the assessment of any fines or penalties will be suspended until the appeals process is completed.

2.3. If the fine is not paid, nor a violation contested in writing within ten (10) days of the issue date of the citation or letter, the CRV PANEL will review the incident, make findings, and communicate its decision to the person charged with the violation.


3.1. A MEMBER or QPR has the right to contest the “rules violation”:

3.1.1. Issued to them, or to a RENTER/LESSEE (R/L), or VISITOR who enters the community through the MEMBER or QPR’s authorization, or

3.1.2. Issued to those who enter the community through the authorization of the R/L, or visitor associated with the MEMBER or QPR’s residential unit.

3.2. An initial appeals hearing will be scheduled for the next CRV PANEL meeting consistent with proper notification procedures. The appealing MEMBER or QPR may choose to attend the hearing in person or may submit a written statement concerning the rule violation notice to the CRV PANEL.

3.3. The MEMBER or QPR appealing the citation will be presented with a written notice at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing.


The written COMMUNITY RULES VIOLATION NOTICE (citation or letter) serves as written notice of the violation and hearing (Civ. Code §5855). The following items will be set forth in the written notice:

4.1. Description of violation, including time and location of violation and possible sanctions or monetary penalties;

4.2. The date, time, and place of the hearing;

4.3. A statement that the individual cited for a violation has a right to attend the hearing and present evidence. (Civ. Code §5855(b).); and

4.4. Notification that a “Failure to Respond” will result in the CRV PANEL assessing the alleged violation using only the evidence the panel holds at the time of the hearing.


5.1. A Community Rules Violation panel will regularly meet to assess and rule on the merits of the violation complaint.

5.2. Each CRV panel will consist of five serving directors of the GRF Board chosen from a pool of panelists appointed by the GRF president and approved by the GRF Board of Directors.

5.3. The panel will be moderated by a GRF Director appointed by the GRF President, who shall participate in the deliberations and vote on the panel’s judgment. In the moderator’s absence, the GRF President may designate another GRF Director to temporarily fill the moderator’s position. 

5.4. With the approval of the panel’s moderator, a serving panelist who perceives a conflict of interest may recuse themselves from individual judgments. A majority of votes from the panelists deliberating on a decision is needed to issue a judgment against a Member. 


6.1. A MEMBER or QPR cited for a violation has the right to examine any evidence relating to their citation prior to the scheduled date of their hearing before the CRV PANEL.

6.2.A MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation has the right to submit their defense in writing rather than, or in addition to, appearing before the CRV PANEL. (Corp. Code 95 §7341(c)(3).)

6.3. Representation/Observers

6.3.1. The CRV PANEL Session is a closed meeting. The MEMBER or QPR may request an open hearing.

6.3.2. Lawyers 

Under the provisions of Civil Code Section 5910(f), the MEMBER or QPR can request in writing to be assisted by a lawyer hired at their own expense. The hearing for the person requesting a lawyer’s assistance may be delayed for a month in order to schedule the GRF lawyer’s appearance. 

6.3.3. Interpreters

Upon written request at least ten (10) business days prior to  the hearing, a MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation

notice may be accompanied by an interpreter. The request should specify the language required.

6.3.4. Observers

A MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation notice can be accompanied by a single observer who cannot participate in the appellant’s defense beyond their stated role as observer or interpreter.

6.3.5. A MEMBER or QPR appealing a CRV violation notice can be accompanied and assisted during the hearing process by the MEMBER’s agent or attorney-in-fact whom the MEMBER or QPR has designated to serve as their representative in such disciplinary matters.


7.1. If, without prior notification to the CRV panel, the person who requested the appeal does not appear at the scheduled meeting or provide a written defense, the panel will assess the validity of the citation based upon the evidence or testimony the panel has received.

7.2. Notice of Decision

7.2.1. The CRV panel shall make “findings” to support the panel’s decision regarding the alleged violation. Findings may allow for issuing a warning letter or upholding, amending, or vacating the citation.

7.2.2. Notice of the panel’s decision must be issued by first-class mail within 15 business days following the CRV PANEL’s decision (Civ. Code §5855(c); Corp. Code §7341(c)(2).) The letter of decision shall identify the violation by date and/or number, the panel’s findings, and the results of the hearing.


8.1. A person may appeal, in writing, the CRV PANEL’s decision to the GRF BOD. The BOD must receive the request for a final appeal within 25 days after the scheduled date of the initial appeal hearing.

8.1.1. The Appeals Panel of the GRF BOD will comprise a quorum of the BOD. The Appeals panel will be moderated by the GRF PRESIDENT.

8.1.2. A majority of the GRF BOD of Directors, or the majority of the quorum reviewing a case, shall be necessary to confirm the judgment of the CRV PANEL.

8.2. The BOD Appeals Hearing will be conducted using the procedure listed in sections 6 and 7 above. 

8.3. The BOD’s decision to uphold, alter, or waive any sanction will be final.

8.4. Notice of the BOD’s decision must be issued by first-class mail to the appealing MEMBER or QPR within 15 business days following their appeal hearing date.


9.1. A failure to respond to a properly adjudicated VIOLATION OF COMMUNITY RULES judgment may be cited as an additional violation:

9.2. It is a failure to respond when a violator, who within 10 days from the date of the CRV violation, has not:

9.2.1. Paid the resulting fine; or

9.2.2. Submitted a written request for any remaining appeal within the provisions of this rule;

9.3. It is also deemed a failure to respond when a MEMBER or QPR:

9.3.1. Has not paid any resulting fine; or requested a final appeal in writing to the BOD within 25 days after the CRV’s initial appeal hearing; or

9.3.2. Within 25 days after the BOD has issued a final decision on an appeal, has not paid the fine affirmed by the CRV PANEL.

9.4. A MEMBER or QPR deemed to have failed to respond will be issued a letter by first-class mail calling them to attend an additional hearing before the CRV PANEL.

9.5. A MEMBER or QPR cited for failure to respond will have the same capacity to respond to the CRV PANEL in person, or in writing, as outlined in Section 6 above. However, the MEMBER or QPR’s statements shall only address issues involved with their failure to respond.

9.6. The CRV PANEL shall assess the failure-to-respond charge using the same criteria as outlined in Section 7 above.

9.7. The CRV PANEL shall provide the non-responding MEMBER or QPR who has failed to respond with written notice of its decision within fifteen (15) days following the hearing.

9.8. Sanctions for Failure to Respond

The MEMBER or QPR who has completed the appeal processes within the procedures and time periods defined and has not paid any resulting fines shall be liable for additional sanctions.

9.8.1. The CRV PANEL, at its discretion, may determine to impose on the non-respondent an additional monetary fine, of no more than 50 percent of the unpaid fine at the time of the failure-to-respond hearing.

9.8.2. To avoid the imposition of these sanctions, all outstanding fines imposed by the CRV panel, and liable to be collected under the due process outlined above, must be paid within 25 days after the date of the CRV hearing on the MEMBER or QPR’s failure to respond.

9.8.3. If the non-respondent has not paid the total fines by that date, the CRV PANEL may issue an additional letter citing the MEMBER or QRV’s failure to respond, and the MEMBER or QPR may be subject to further penalties.  

9.8.4. The judgment of the CRV PANEL concerning sanctions for failure to respond will be considered final.

Document history

Keywords: Rules of Conduct, Fine, Appeal, Parking Violation.


13-5025-3 Golden Rain Foundation Election Rules

The following will be in effect for the election of directors to the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board of Directors (BOD):



The election of directors for odd-numbered Mutuals will occur during odd-numbered years and the election of directors for even-numbered Mutuals will occur during even-numbered years. Each director shall serve a two-year term.

One (1) director will be elected from each Mutual except for Mutuals One (1) and Two (2) where there will be two (2) Directors.


Upon the occurrence of a vacancy on the BOD representing an odd- or even- numbered Mutuals, the process for a special election will begin within ten (10) days after the Secretary of the Board is notified of the vacancy.



Members must vote by using the secret ballot. It may be mailed or handed in at the Annual Meeting prior to poll closing. Members may cast one (1) vote, except on the ballots of Mutuals One (1) and Two (2), members may cast two (2) votes, but they may not be cast cumulatively. Members may obtain replacement ballots by contacting the Inspector of Elections.


Pursuant to the Bylaws, cumulative voting is not permitted.


To the extent permitted by law, in the event the number of candidates at the close of nominations is the same as the number of open positions on the Board, those candidates shall be automatically elected, by acclamation, without further action, and the results shall be announced as required by these Rules and applicable law.



All candidates must be members of GRF for at least one (1) year, at the time of nomination.

3.1.1. Only members who meet the following criteria are qualified to be elected to the BOD: Candidates and Directors may not have been convicted of a crime that would either prevent GRF from purchasing fidelity bond coverage or terminate GRF’s existing coverage. Candidates and Directors must be current in the payment of carrying charges. Note, this does not include non-payment of collection charges, late charges, fines, fines renamed as assessments, costs levied by a third party, or if the member has (1) paid under protest per Civil Code Section 5658; (2) has entered into and is current in a payment plan (defined as a signed written agreement between the Board and the Owner) per Section 5665, and is current and in compliance will all terms thereof; or (3) if the member has not been provided the opportunity to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”).

All members of GRF have the right to engage in Internal Dispute Resolution (“IDR”) and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), pursuant to the Civil Code. A member may contact the Board, in writing, to initiate IDR/ADR. Note, if IDR/ADR is not scheduled and completed prior to the nomination deadline, candidates may be disqualified for non-payment of carrying charges. Candidates must have been a member of GRF for at least one (1) year.

3.1.2. In addition to the foregoing qualifications, any member who is (a) an officer or director of a Mutual Corporation at Seal Beach Leisure World;

(b) a member of any City Council; (c) a member of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Orange, California; (d) a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Seal Beach, California, or the County of Orange, California; (e) an elected official of any city, county, governmental body or political subdivision thereof; (f) an individual, a member of any entity or partnership, or an officer or director of any other corporation engaged in supplying material, services or labor to the Golden Rain Foundation, is strongly discouraged from running for the BOD, as such action creates a substantial time commitment and causes a potential conflict of interest. Further, such action may expose any individual member and/or the Board to unnecessary liability, including, but not limited to, breaching fiduciary duties. The Corporate Secretary is authorized to determine the qualifications of a Director, pursuant to the terms of all GRF Governing Documents and applicable State laws. 

3.1.3. Serving on both a Mutual Board and the GRF Board may require you to recuse yourself from some issues brought before the Board.


Candidates shall turn in the following materials prior to the deadline set by the GRF.

3.2.1. Application for Candidacy as a GRF Director

3.2.2. Signed Candidate Eligibility Disclaimer (set forth below)

3.2.3. Signed Candidate Statement (set forth below)

At the time of turning in candidate materials, candidates must present current GRF identification card. Candidates will receive a receipt for their application.


Refer to GRF By-laws, Article Six, Section 1. Candidates shall complete an Eligibility Disclaimer to set forth that they are qualified to serve on the GRF Board of Directors.


Prior to the deadline established by the GRF, each candidate shall submit a Statement containing up to 300 words (no less than 12-point type, single sided). The statement shall be mailed with the ballot.

3.4.1. The statement shall contain the candidate’s background, qualifications and platform, and shall not contain any disparaging or defamatory content.


As prescribed by law, at least thirty (30) days before the close of nominations, GRF will provide individual notice of the election and the procedure for nominating candidates. Additionally, the GRF shall place a notice in the Community newspaper not less than ninety (90) days prior to the election counting meeting that any member may place his or her name into nomination for the director position representing the Mutual in which they reside. The notice shall be published in the Community newspaper every week thereafter until the closure of the nominating period.


Members who wish to nominate themselves as a candidate for election to the BOD must do so in writing to the Stock Transfer Office prior to the closing of the application deadline.

3.6.1. All candidates shall be provided candidate instructions upon submitting their name for nomination.

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

3.8. Nominations from the floor or write-ins.

3.8.1. Nominations from the floor and write-ins are prohibited.

3.9. Campaign Cycle

3.9.1. The campaign cycle shall begin in February and end with the closing of the polls.

3.10. Equal Access to GRF Media

3.10.1. Candidates advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election shall be provided one-time access to the GRF’s website (LWSB website) during the campaign cycle as follows: Submissions shall be posted on the election bulletin board on the LWSB website during the campaign cycle. Submissions shall be limited to 300 words and shall not contain disparaging or defamatory content. One submission shall be accepted from each candidate for posting on the LWSB website.

3.10.2. Candidates advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election may purchase, subject to space availability and advertising guidelines established by the News Office, a maximum of a half-page of space in an edition of the Community newspaper at regular advertising rates during the campaign cycle. No other access to the Community newspaper will be granted.

3.10.3. Equal access to clubhouse meeting spaces shall be provided at no cost to all candidates, including those who are not incumbents, and to all members advocating a point of view for purposes reasonably related to the election. The clubhouses are subject to availability by reservation only on a first-come, first-serve basis.

3.10.4. In the event that incumbent director makes any statements or take any actions, solely in the context of those directors’ performance of their duties as directors, any and all such statements or actions shall not constitute provision by the GRF of access to its media for campaign purposes.

3.10.5. In the event that GRF’s media reports any candidates’ statements or actions that are reasonably unrelated to the election, the reporting of such shall not constitute provision by GRF to its media for campaign purposes.

3.10.6. In accordance with Civil Code 5135, no GRF funds shall be used for campaign purposes, except to the extent necessary for the GRF to comply with the duties imposed upon it by law.

3.10.7. Campaign Restrictions Candidates are entitled to purchase labels for the addresses in their Mutual at a FLAT RATE OF $10 PER REQUEST, PLUS $0.25 PER SHEET. This is to be paid at the time the labels are ordered. Labels can be ordered by completing an “Access to Documents” form in the Accounting Department. This list will not contain all addresses as some Shareholders have opted out of receiving campaign correspondence. Candidates MAY NOT use a Mutual e-mail contact list to send campaign related correspondence. If a candidate violate this Campaign Rule, you will be liable for reimbursing GRF for the cost of the election and candidate may be removed as a candidate.

3.10.8. Non-Responsibility for Statements and Actions

Neither GRF or its officers, directors or employees shall be responsible for any claims, damages, injuries, judgments, orders or settlements, including attorney’s fees, arising from a candidate’s statement or actions made in connection with an election.


The GRF BOD will convene a special meeting one week prior to the Annual Meeting for the purpose of the Inspector of Election counting secret ballots. All members are welcome to attend the special meeting. In the case of a special election, the GRF BOD will convene a special meeting approximately thirty (30) days after the ballots are mailed for the purpose of the Inspector of Election counting ballots. All members are welcome to attend the special meeting.


5.1. The GRF Administration Committee shall review the election materials and the election process and recommend approval to the GRF BOD.

5.2. GRF shall contract with an independent third-party vendor to perform all election services as Inspector(s) of Election. The vendor will be directed to conduct the election and be accountable for the conduct of the election in accordance with this policy, all applicable codes, GRF By-Laws, and state laws.

5.3. During its meeting in February, the GRF Administration Committee of the GRF BOD will recommend that the Board appoint the election services company as its Inspector(s) of Election.

5.4. During its meeting in February, the BOD will appoint the election services company as its Inspector of Election.


6.1. Notice of Election

At least thirty (30) days before the ballots are distributed, GRF will provide general notice of (1) the date and time by which, and address where, ballots are to be returned; (2) the date, time and location of the meeting to tabulate the ballots; and

(3) the list of all candidates names that will appear on the ballot.

6.2. Verification of Election Material

GRF shall permit members to verify the accuracy of their individual information on the Election Material at least thirty (30) days before the ballots are distributed. GRF or any member shall report any errors or omissions for either list to the inspector(s) of election who shall make the corrections within two (2) business days.

“Election Material” means the following documents: returned ballots, signed voter envelopes, Candidate Registration List and the Voter List. The Candidate Registration List means the list of qualified candidates existing as of the close of nominations. The Voter List may include: the name, voting power and either the physical address of the member’s separate interest or the parcel number, or both; and the mailing address of the member (if different from the physical address or if the parcel number is used).

6.3. Ballot Packet

The ballot packet will consist only of a secret ballot, voting instructions, any candidate statements/resumes, a copy of the election rules, two return envelopes, and mailing instructions for the election. The ballot packet will be mailed no less than thirty (30) days prior to the ballot counting meeting. Note, the election rules may be provided by individual delivery or by posting same on an internet site and providing the corresponding internet.

6.4. Secret Ballots Returned by Mail

6.4.1. The secret ballot is required to be mailed to the Inspector(s) of the Election for proper verification and validation and must be received before noon on the date established on the ballot. Ballot can also be delivered to the Special Election Meeting prior to poll closing.

6.4.2. The mail-in secret ballot is irrevocable once received by the Inspector(s) of the Election.

6.4.3. The denial of a ballot to a person with general power of attorney for a member is prohibited. (Civil Code Section 5105(g)(2).) A ballot submitted for a member by an individual with general power of attorney is valid so long as it is submitted in a timely fashion.

6.4.4. The Inspectors of Election will open and process, in public view, the mail-in secret ballots on the day of the special meeting held for the purpose of counting ballots as outlined under Section 7. If a secret ballot is compromised or improperly sealed or addressed, or has any identifying marks, it will be invalidated by the Inspector(s) of the Election.


7.1. Inspector(s) of the Elections shall perform the following:

7.1.1. Determine the number of shareholders entitled to vote and the voting power of each.

7.1.2. Establish a mailing address for mail-in ballots, and the contact phone number for members’ questions.

7.1.3. Prepare and mail to all members in the odd- or even- numbered Mutuals, no later than thirty (30) days prior to the election meeting, the notice letter, mail-in secret ballot, any  candidate statements/resumes, voting instructions, the election rules, two envelopes, and mailing instructions for the GRF election, in a manner consistent with providing and ensuring that the member’s vote will be by “secret ballot.”

7.1.4. Receive secret ballots, which can be mailed in, or hand delivered to the Special Election Meeting prior to poll closing.

7.1.5. Open secret ballots at the special meeting for the purpose of counting ballots.

7.1.6. Count and tabulate all votes.

7.1.7. Determine the results of the election.

7.1.8. Certify, in writing, that the election was held in accordance with this policy and Section 5110 of the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (the Act).

7.1.9. Consult with GRF’s legal counsel, if necessary, to fulfill the Inspector(s)’ obligations under the law.


Any candidate or member of the GRF may witness the counting and tabulation of the votes. However, the Inspector(s) of Election may establish reasonable guidelines for candidates and members for the observing of the counting and tabulation of ballots, including guidelines on distance from which observers may stand.


9.1. The sealed ballots at all times shall be in the custody of the Inspector or Inspectors of election or at a location designated by the inspector or inspectors until the vote tabulation is completed, and until the time allowed by Section 5145 of the Civil Code (twelve months) for challenging the election has expired, at which

time custody will be transferred to GRF, or by the Inspector of Election if requested by the GRF Board.

9.2. The ballots shall be stored in a secure place for no less than one year after the date of the election.


10.1. In the event the number of candidates at the close of nominations is the same as the number of open positions on the Board, those candidates shall be automatically elected, by acclamation. Pursuant to Civil Code Section 5103, election by acclamation shall be permitted if the following conditions are satisfied:

10.1.1. GRF has held a regular election for the directors in the last three years. The three-year time period shall be calculated from the date ballots were due in the last full election to the start of voting for the proposed election.

10.1.2. GRF provided individual notice of the election and the procedure for nominating the candidate as follows: (1) initial notice at least ninety (90) days before the deadline for submitting nominations which includes (a) the number of board positions that will be filled at the election; (b) the deadline for submitting nominations; (c) the manner in which nominations can be submitted, and (d) a statement informing members that if, at the close of the time period for making nominations, there are the same number or fewer qualified candidates as there are Board positions to be filled, then the Board may seat the qualified candidates by acclamation without balloting; and (2) a reminder notice between seven (7) and thirty (30) days before the deadline for submitting nominations which includes those items listed in the initial notice under (1) above, in addition to a list of the names of all of the qualified candidates to fill the Board positions as of the date of the reminder notice.

10.1.3. GRF provides, within seven (7) business days of receiving a nomination: (1) a written or electronic communication acknowledging the nomination to the member who submitted the nomination; and (2) a written or electronic communication to the nominee indicating the nominee is qualified for the Board; or the nominee is not qualified and the basis for said disqualification, including procedures by which the nominee may appeal the disqualification.

10.1.4. GRF permits all candidates to run if nominated, except for nominees disqualified for running as allowed or required pursuant to Civil Code Section 5105(b)-(e). To the extent that term limits are enforceable by applicable law, a nominee or director who has served the maximum number of terms or sequential terms allowed in the governing documents may be disqualified.

10.1.5. The Board votes to consider the qualified candidates elected by acclamation at a duly noticed meeting. The meeting notice shall include an agenda item reflecting the name of each qualified candidate that will be seated by acclamation, if approved at the meeting.

Document History

Keywords: GRF,  Administration Committee, Election, Candidate, Voting, GRF Board.


30-5093-2 Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct, Non-Compliance with Rules of Conduct—Fines and Penalties


The purpose of implementing fines and penalties for non-compliance with Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct violations listed in 13-5093-1 governing abusive, threatening and harassing behavior toward GRF staff, GRF directors, and GRF-contracted service providers is to: 

1.1. Encourage voluntary compliance.

1.2. Enforce the Golden Rain Foundation’s (GRF) obligation to adhere to California and federal mandates protecting workers from experiencing a hostile work environment.

1.3. Penalize violators who do not comply with the Rules of Conduct.

1.4. Protect GRF Trust Property and assets, GRF Staff, GRF Directors, GRF-contracted service providers, Authorized Residents, caregivers and visitors.


For each offense, violators may be subject to one of the fines defined below, and/or one or more of the non-financial penalties.

2.1. Fine Schedule

2.1.1. First Offense $100.00

2.1.2. Second Offense $200.00

2.1.3. Third Offense $500.00 and violators suspension of access to GRF Trust Property amenities usage for 60 days.

2.1.4. Fines and Penalties for further offenses will be subject to the GRF Board of Directors’ discretion and dependent upon the severity of the infraction.

2.1.5. Egregious offenses will be reviewed by the Board of Directors and appropriate fines, or penalties will be assessed by Board of Director action, under applicable terms of the California Civil Code.

2.2. Non-Financial Penalties

2.2.1. Suspension of defined Trust property use privileges.

2.2.2. Banning the offender temporarily or permanently from interactions with defined GRF staff members, GRF Directors, or GRF-contracted employers.

2.2.3. Suspension, either temporarily or permanently, of access to GRF contract work, or receiving defined GRF services. 

2.3. Legal Action

2.3.1. For infractions that rise to a criminal level as stated in City, State or Federal laws, the appropriate authorities will be notified.

2.3.2. GRF will seek legal action when necessary to protect GRF Trust Property assets, GRF staff, GRF-contracted service providers, GRF directors, and volunteers on Trust Property or while working in Mutuals.

2.3.3. The prevailing party may be entitled to recover reasonable legal costs. 

Document History

Keywords: Rules of Conduct, Fines, Penalty, Authorized Resident (AR).


OC Registrar open house is Feb. 7

The OC Registrar of Voters will hold an open house on Feb. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at its headquarters at 1300 S. Grand Ave., Building C, Santa Ana, 92705.

The open house will allow people to view the various steps the Registrar takes when processing and tallying ballots during each election. Members of the Registrar of Voters team will demonstrate and answer questions about Registrar processes to ensure elections are secure, fair, accurate, transparent and accessible. 

Vote-by-mail ballots for the Presidential Primary Election will be mailed to all registered voters in Orange County beginning Feb. 5. 

In this election, people can vote for federal, state and judicial offices and may be eligible to vote for county offices and city measures depending on where they live.

A list of the contests that will be on each ballot can be found in the Voter Information Guide, accessible online at ocvote.gov/VIG.


Recap of Board Activity, Jan. 23

Approved Consent Agenda: MOVED and approved the minutes of the GRF Board of Directors Minutes, Nov. 28, 2023; Accept the Interim Financial Statements for October and November 2023 for Audit; Accept the Reserve Funds Investment Purchase for November and Approve Transfers of Funds for GRF per Civil Code 5502 

Reserve Funding—HVAC Unit No. 5 in Clubhouse 1: MOVED to award a contract to Greenwood Heating and Air for the replacement of the HVAC unit No. 5 in Clubhouse One at a cost not exceeding $9,995, Reserve Funding, and authorize the President to sign the contract.

Governing Documents: Amend 70-1463-1, Table Tennis Rules: MOVED to amend policy 70-1463-1, Table Tennis Rules, as presented, and renumber the document to 37-1463-1.

Governing Documents: Amend 70-1487-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot – Schedule of Monetary Fines: MOVED to amend 70-1487-2, Recreational Vehicle Lot – Schedule of Monetary Fines, as presented, and renumber document 37-1487-2.

Governing Documents: Amend 13-1635-4, Call for GRF Director Candidates: MOVED to amend 50-1635-4, How to Be a Candidate for the GRF Foundation Board of Directors for Even-Numbered Mutuals Only, changing its title to Call for GRF Board Candidates: Even-Numbered Mutuals Only and designating the rule as 15-1635-3.

Governing Documents: Amend 50-1636-3, How to Run for Golden Rain Foundation Board—Even-Numbered Mutuals Only: MOVED to amend 50-1636-4, How to Be a Candidate for the GRF Foundation Board of Directors for Even-Numbered Mutuals Only, changing its title to GRF Board Candidate Instructions: Even-Numbered Mutuals Only, and designating the rule as 15-1636-3.

Governing Documents: Adopt 10-5028-3, GRF Candidate Guide: MOVED to adopt 10-5028-3, GRF Board Candidate Guide. 

Governing Documents: TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 13-5025-3, GRF Election Procedures: MOVED to amend 13-5025-3, Golden Rain Foundation Election Procedures, changing its title to Golden Rain Foundation Election Rules, designating the rule as 13-5025-1, pending a 28-day notification to the members and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on Feb. 27, 2024.

Governing Documents: TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 10-1937-3, Community Rules Violation Panel and Appeal Procedure: MOVED to adopt 10-1937-3, Resolution for Community Rules Violations. Pending a 28-day notification to the members and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on Feb. 27, 2024.

Governing Documents: Amend 13-5093-3, Code of Conduct Enforcement Procedure: After discussion, the Committee has concurred to return policy 13-5093-3, Code of Conduct Enforcement Procedure, to the Administration Committee for further review.

Governing Documents: TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 13-5093-1 Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct: After discussion, the Committee has concurred to return policy 13-5093-1 Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct to the Administration Committee for further review.

Governing Documents: TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 30-5093-2, Authorized Resident (AR) Rules of Conduct, Non-Compliance with Rules of Conduct – Fines and Penalties: MOVED to amend 13-5093-2, Authorized Resident Rules of Conduct; Non-Compliance with Rules of Conduct – Fines and Penalties; and change its title to Code of Conduct – Fines and Penalties, pending a 28-day notification to the members and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on Feb. 27, 2024.

Ad Hoc Report: Committee Restructure Ad Hoc Committee: MOVED to approve the GRF President’s creation of an ad hoc committee to examine the effectiveness of the Foundation’s four-committee and commission the ad hoc committee to present a formal report of its assessment at the Board’s Jan. 23, 2024, meeting. 

Ad Hoc Report: Receive Report and Disband Committee: MOVED to accept the final report of the Ad Hoc Four-Committee Structure Committee and disband the Ad Hoc Committee. 

Ad Hoc Report: Committee Charters: FAILED to distribute the committee’s report and its review of individual committee charters to the respective committee chairs for their committees’ review and return to the GRF Board for final decisions regarding the four-committee structure.

MOVE to approve the proposed changes to the charter.


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.



Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church

Seal Beach Union Evangelical Church (SBUEC), led by Pastor Myung hoon Joo, is a church established for Koreans in Leisure World.

SBUEC focuses on two pastoral ministries. The first is the ministry of grace, where all believers enjoy and experience the grace of God. To this end, Pastor Myung Hoon Joo leads the congregation through Bible-centered  preaching and  worship at every service.

Sunday worship is a balanced ministry of words, praise and prayer.  SBUEC also holds a power prayer meeting on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at  6 p.m.

SBUEC’s second ministry  is serving the elderly. For the past year, SBUEC has provided company to lonely seniors by conducting day trips every month and short-term trips every quarter.

SBUEC holds a Korean Senior Health Club class in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, every Thursday at 1 p.m. The class provides mental and physical  health information in an enjoyable environment.

Another equally important ministry of the church is the senior pastor  personally  visiting and assisting the needs of church members who live alone.

The church meets on Sundays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m. and  every Thursday  for the senior health class in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, 1 p.m.  The power prayer meeting is held every Tuesday  in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 714-520-1877 or email  drchoo2014@gmail.com.


LW Baptist

LW Baptist will meet on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 to study God’s dealings with the Israelites. 

Leaving Sinai and beginning their journey through the wilderness to the promised land, the Israelites have every assurance of safe arrival and victory along the way. God has redeemed them from bondage. They know God’s will and have his protection day and night. The Lord gathers them regularly for fellowship, worship and service. He leads them assembled for march, and he promises them food and rest along the way. But realization of final triumph depends on a fragile component: faith. Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Whoever comes to God must believe that he is God, and that he rewards those who seek him. Faith is noticing who God is. It means rejoicing in who he is, and trusting in who he is. 

The Bible says whoever is born of God overcomes the world. How? By believing that Jesus is the son of God. This faith is the victory that overcomes the world, not by withdrawing from it, but by marching triumphantly through it as Jesus did, in the world, but not of it.

 Of course, believers are not Jesus, but that is where faith comes in. They trust not in themselves, but in Jesus who won the victory over the world and will give them victory too. Jesus promised, “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” 

For more information, call 562-430-8598.


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Mike Mymon on Friday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mymon will also lead the hybrid services on Saturday, Feb. 3, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 10 a.m.

 Saturday’s Torah reading will be Yitro from the book of Exodus.  Yitro (“Jethro”) begins as Moses reunites with his father-in-law Yitro and accepts his advice to appoint judges who will help govern the Israelites. The Israelites prepare to encounter God at Mount Sinai. God descends amidst fire, smoke, thunder, and the blast of a shofar and gives the Ten Commandments. 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 should call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet.  


Assembly of God

If one doesn’t know where they’re going, how will they know they have arrived? The best plan for success in any venture is to have the goal in mind from the very beginning.  Psalm 117 establishes a goal for all Christians, unlimited by boundaries. Pastor Chuck Franco will share a message titled “Our  Mission” from the psalm Sunday, Feb. 4. It is not only a call for missionaries heading for foreign lands, but for all those who claim to be followers of Christ. 

The Hymn Sing will be held Sunday, Feb. 4,  at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby  and is open to all LWers, family and friends.

The Wednesday Bible study will look at session two of “The Book of Mark,” verses 1:14-45.  Jesus calls Simon Peter, James and John to discipleship along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, and they accompany him to Capernaum. There is an intense period of preaching and performing miracles of healing and deliverance as Jesus begins his public ministry. The study’s video was shot in the Holy Land, providing students an immersive experience. The video is followed by interactive study, led by Pastor Chuck.

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 held on the fourth Sunday night of each month at 6  p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

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


Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly encourages residents to join for a time of prayer in the main sanctuary on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 11  a.m. This is a group of welcoming and friendly people that just love to pray and bringing petitions to the heavenly father to cover needs and impact lives and the culture both near and far. Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work; it is the greater work.”

Philippians 4:6-7 says “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” 

Sunday  service begins  at 10:30 a.m. The Wednesday morning Bible study is at 11.

Faith Christian Assembly is located on the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard  and St. Andrews Drive at 13820 Seal Beach Blvd.

To receive a free copy of the church’s newsletter or more information on church, visit www.fcachurch.net or call 562-598-9010.


Buddha Circle

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


First Christian Church

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

Pastor’s Message

 “Abraham breathed his last and died a good old age, an old man and satisfied; and he was gathered to his people,” Genesis 25:8.

The life of Abraham has concluded. This remarkable man, a pilar of faith, is remembered in the history of Jewish and Christian people as a father of nations. God chose Abraham and guided him throughout his 175 years on earth. Abraham’s role in history as a father of nations was not truly understood by Abraham in his lifetime, but Jewish people express their heritage as being a child of Abraham. Christians in the early church are described in Romans 9:6-8 as children of the promise to Abraham. 

This truth is realized in Genesis 25 when twin sons are born to Isaac, the son of Abraham, and Rebekah. Rebekah’s twins struggled against each other within the womb, which prompted Rebekah to inquire of the Lord what the problem was. In response the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, two people shall be separated from your body; one shall be stronger than the other, and the older shall serve the younger.” Great conflict would persist between Isaac’s twin sons Esau and Jacob for a lifetime, which plays heavily on the continuing genealogy of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and ultimately the birth of the long-awaited Messiah. This impactful story of history will be explored in this week’s message by Pastor Bruce Humes.  

Weekend Services

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

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

Midweek Studies

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

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

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

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

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

Scripture of the Week

“But for you Israel, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend, I have chosen you and not rejected you.  Do not fear, for I am with you,”  Isaiah 43:8-10.


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


Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore

On Sunday, Feb. 4, the congregations of Redeemer Lutheran Church and St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church will celebrate the fifth Sunday after Epiphany.  Bishop Murray Finck will celebrate the liturgy at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at 13564 St. Andrews Drive. All are welcome.  There will be a short annual congregational meeting immediately following the service.  

The churches continues to collect donations of canned and boxed food for the hungry.

The first Sunday in February, Jesus wants a little alone time but was hard pressed to get it.  He has spent the day preaching in the synagogue, then at Simon’s house. He cures Simon’s mother-in-law so she can deal with the guests in the house.  But it doesn’t end there. People keep bringing others that Jesus needs to heal and cure and drive out demons. It’s been a full day.  Rather than sleeping in, he gets up early so he can have a few minutes to himself and pray. But, of course, his disciples go hunting for him. 

Believers need to be sure to take time to care for themselves: pray, sleep, relax, do something fun; but, like Jesus, believers also need to take that deep breath and continue the faith journey.


Community Church

This Sunday is Feb. 4, which means Ash Wednesday is 10 days later. Community Church will honor the tradition of Ash Wednesday this year with drive-through ashes out in front of the church from 10 a.m.-noon. This has become a welcome tradition in Leisure World and is open to anyone who wants to come and participate.  

This week Community Church will continue to look at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus has just called Simon, Andrew, James and John, and Jesus begins his ministry with them by going to Simon’s home and bringing healing to his mother-in-law.  

COVID-19 is again impacting the community, and Community Church encourages those who want join but are not feeling well to stay home and join on Facebook or Zoom. Services are available on Zoom throughout the week.

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

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


Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev’s community prays for Israel, the Israel Defense Forces, the safe return of all hostages and a swift end to the Israel-Hamas War.

“Beshalach” (When [Pharaoh] let the people go) is the name of this week’s Parashah from Exodus 14:15-16:10. Maftir is Exodus 17:14-16. This week’s Shabbat is called Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, because the Israelites burst into a song of praise following the parting of the Red Sea and the drowning of the pursuing Egyptian army, their horses and chariots. On Friday , Feb. 2,  Rabbi Galit Shirah will present the music of Debbie Friedman, considered a modern day Miriam. To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue on Fridays at 5 p.m.,  go to https://shorturl.at/rIQZ0 or join on Facebook: www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@beithalevlive8816/streams.

All Beit HaLev services share the brand new special prayer books onscreen, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”

To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue mailing list, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com. Beit HaLev does not require a fee for membership, however contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m., followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, and Relief Society and Elders Quorum on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour.

Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-8641.  

The reading source for this year is The Book of Mormon. The reading assignment for the week of Feb. 5-11 covers  2 Nephi 1-2.   Those chapters in 2 Nephi not covered in this study should be read outside of the study. 



Chinese Friendship Club

The Chinese Friendship Club will celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dragon, on  Feb. 8 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at noon.

The club will have a potluck luncheon to celebrate the new year. All are welcome to join. 

For more information about the event, call Stella Huang at 562-588-6060.


French Club

“Bonjour! Parlez vous francais?”

The French Club is an opportunity for residents to listen to fluent French speakers and to join in the conversation when they feel ready. It is not a French class. There are no lessons involved. 

This club  is perfect for people who used to speak French well, but have forgotten a lot of the grammar over the years through lack of practice.

Those who are currently fluent French speakers and not out of practice are also encouraged to join the group. It is an opportunity for people to regularly converse in French right here in Leisure World. There are interesting people from all over the world who are members of the club. 

The club  meets in Clubhouse 3 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of every month. Come and join the French conversation.

—Lena Gibson


Humanist Association

The Humanist Association is  excited to host Phil Zuckerman, internationally known sociologist and author, to speak at its meeting on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.

Zuckerman is a professor of sociology and secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. He has also been a guest professor for two years at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is the author of several books, including “Beyond Doubt: The Secularization of Society,” “What it Means to be Moral,” “The Nonreligious,” “Living the Secular Life,” “Faith No More,”  and “Society Without God.” His research has also been published in many scholarly journals. 

Zuckerman founded the first secular studies department in the nation. He is currently the series editor of the secular studies book series with New York University Press. Zuckerman is also a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. He lives in Claremont, California with his wife and three children.

Zuckerman will talk about his book, “What it Means to be Moral.” There is strong evidence that not only is religious-based morality inadequate for modern society, but that secular people and societies are more moral than religious ones. This premise is also explored in his 2008 book, “Society Without God,” and is even more true today.

Zuckerman will bring copies of his books to sign and sell.


GAF and Ralphs Rewards

Several people signed up for the Ralphs Community Rewards program through the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) on Jan. 17.   

Dianne Maldonado received help from Beth Greeley and Shery Wells in signing up for the program.  Maldonado works upstairs at the gym in Clubhouse 6. 

The next opportunity to sign up for the program will be Feb. 21 from 9-11 a.m., in the Hospitality Room in Clubhouse 6.


Sunshine Club 

Dr. Michael Setareh will speak to the Sunshine Club about  healthy aging for seniors on Friday, Feb. 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. 

Setareh is board-certified  in family medicine. He who is passionate about helping his patients achieve their goals. He understands that feeling good is as important to health as lab values and prides himself on his ability to form successful partnerships with his patients.

Setareh graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s of science in biology. He earned his medical degree from Ross University before going to the University of Arizona to complete a residency in family and community medicine. While there, he also completed the curriculum of integrative medicine in residency from the prestigious Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. His expertise includes hormone optimization, weight loss, sexual health/dysfunction, fitness and nutrition.

In February, there will be four speakers including  Setareh Ruben Gonzalez, director of the GRF Service Maintenance will speak on Feb. 9; CHP officer Mitchell Smith, on Feb. 16; and Hye Won Shin from UCI Mind Research Center, on Feb. 23.  

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


Seniors for Peace

Meeting on climate change today

 The Seniors For Peace Club will meet today, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Joclyn Rabbit-Sire and Marilyn Palomino from the Climate Reality Project, a group founded by Al Gore and his supporters, will present a program focusing on the present status of climate change, solutions and what everyone can do to make a difference.

Rabbit-Sire and Palomino both joined the Climate Reality Project Orange County Chapter after completing the Climate Reality Leadership Project training.  

Rabbit-Sire is a retired elementary teacher. She is the co-chairperson of the Green Living Committee for Climate Reality OC and a volunteer for several other organizations, including Surfrider Foundation, OakView Communidad and the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach.   

 Palomino is a retired counselor and educational administrator.  She is an active member of the Climate Reality OC chapter and also volunteers for the Surfrider Foundation.  

 Both women are active in recruiting ocean-friendly restaurants for Surfrider and businesses for the Green Business Network in Orange County. They are committed to educating people about climate change, conservation and how it impacts marginalized communities. Most importantly, they are dedicated to guiding others in taking action to address climate issues with hope and direction.  

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


LW club members receive iPads from District 1 Supervisor 

iPads, including data plans and free training, were recently given to several members of the Sunshine Club, Women’s Club  and the Filipino Association by the First District Supervisor Andrew Do. 

The state funded program allows older adults to stay connected virtually. Individuals receiving the iPads can access classes in several different languages to learn how to use them on a range of topics including Zoom meetings, managing finances, cooking, gardening, pets and connecting with doctors and family members.

The orange County Office on Aging and OC Community Resources were awarded a grant from the California Department of Aging to sponsor the iPad giveaway through the county’s Bridging the Digital Divide Program (BDD). The BDD program is designed to help support older adults and adults with disabilities in the county.

The county Board of Supervisors participated in the program by giving the equipment to the constituents. Supervisor Do, who serves as the board’s vice-chair, brought the program to First District residents at Leisure World

—Mariann Klinger, Mutual 9

Senor Citizens Advisory Council for the First District


GAF announces spring schedule

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF)  is an independent nonprofit, 501c(3) charitable organization dedicated to serving the residents of Seal Beach Leisure World. Its purpose is to make the community a better place to live. The GAF was established in 1973 and is not affiliated with the Golden Rain Foundation. 

All GAF programs are provided free to LW residents and  is staffed by volunteers so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. The generous support from residents, clubs, organizations and businesses is the main source of income. 

People can help the GAF by  becoming a member and/or make a yearly contribution, volunteering, joining the Ralphs Rewards program, or naming  the Golden Age Foundation as a beneficiary in estate planning. All contributions are tax deductible; tax ID is 23-7273105. For more information, call 562- 431-9589.

Major Programs

Hospitality Center: Every Monday through Friday, the GAF opens the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6 from 9-11 a.m., serving coffee and cookies to residents. New residents are encouraged to come and make friends. 

Mobility Aids: One of the most used services of the GAF is the free Mobility Aid Program. The Mobility Aid office is downstairs in Clubhouse 6, near the table tennis courts and is open Monday through Friday between 9-11 a.m. No appointment is necessary but be sure to bring a GRF ID.

Tax Assistance: The GAF arranges for AARP tax volunteers to prepare basic state and federal tax forms without charge. Appointments are required, call 562-596-1987.

Shredding Service: A free document shredding service is held three times a year in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot, generally between 10 a.m.-noon. 

Recycling Program: Proper disposal of batteries to helps preserve the environment. GAF collects dead batteries for its battery recycling service.

Upcoming Events 

• Shredding service: March 12, Clubhouse 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.

• Battery recycling service: March 19, Clubhouse 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.

• Centenarian celebration: April 23. 

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


Time to make tax appointments

The AARP Tax-Aide Program, sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation (GAF), will be held Monday, Feb. 5, through Wednesday, April 10. IRS-certified volunteers will prepare and e-file returns on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  

Appointments are required.  People should call 562-596-1987 and leave their name and telephone number on the answering machine and a volunteer will return the call to schedule an appointment. It is important to answer even though the calling number will not be familiar or may be a blocked number.  Make sure to have all of the documents necessary for filing before calling for an appointment.

Those filing must be a full-year Californian resident and qualify to file as a Single or Married Filing Jointly. The following records should be brought to the appointment, if applicable:

• Social Security number for everyone on the return.

• Government issued ID.

• Copy of 2022 Federal and State returns.

• Forms W-2.

• Forms 1099 for interest, dividends, pensions, social security benefits, stock sales, etc.

• Verification of the cost of assets sold during 2023.

• Forms 1095-A if medical insurance was purchased through Covered California.

• For itemized deductions, prepare and total a list of medical expenses, charitable contributions, taxes, interest and other deductions (total should exceed $5,363 if filing as a single or $10,726 if Married Filing Joint). Bring the list along with the organized receipts.

• Copy of a check to have tax refund be directly deposited.

The program cannot prepare returns that are out-of-scope or prepare returns for a rental property, a net loss from self-employment, sale of anything other than a California residence, stocks, bonds and mutual funds. An intake/interview sheet (Form 13614-C) must be completed for each return that is prepared in advance.

The tax preparation room is in Clubhouse 3, in the Knowledge and Learning Center Computer Room. The process will take at least an hour to have the tax return prepared, reviewed, and printed. It will be e-filed later that day.


Golden Age Foundation

Join friends for coffee and cookies every weekday 

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) volunteers serve coffee, tea and cookies Monday-Friday between 9-11 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors and solve the problems of the world over hot coffee. Many people have incorporated a little coffee before or after their gym workout, ping-pong session or a morning walk.

Henry Kim of Mutual 14 and his group of friends stop by at Hospitality Center in the morning to say hello over coffee or tea. 

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


American Legion Auxiliary fashion show, luncheon and raffle: March 9

The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual fashion show and luncheon fundraiser on March 9 in Clubhouse 2 at 11 a.m.

Carol’s in Old Town Seal Beach will provide the fashions. Lunch will be served, and people can try to win one of the many raffle prizes. Last year, the Auxiliary supported 12 different projects including nursing scholarships to three young women and a young man, several families with children at Christmas, companion dogs, assistance to veterans assimilating back in the workforce, education, and food for homeless veterans through the food pantry at the VA Hospital, plus 63 jackets were given to veterans and their families. 

This event makes it possible for the Auxiliary to make a difference in the lives of many and all LWers are welcome  to attend and be part of  the Auxiliary’s purpose of “Service, not self.”  

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $40 or a table of eight for $300. People can call Rose Marie Sprague at 714-742-8362 to purchase tickets and they will be on sale in Clubhouse 2 at Bingo the first, second and fourth Sundays in January and February.  

—Dianne Hart


American Latino Club

RSVP for Valetine’s Day event before Feb. 5

The American Latino Club will meet for a Valentine’s Day themed event on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Lunch will be provided by Wahoo’s and includes one taco or enchilada with a choice of carnitas (pork), chicken breast, or vegetarian. The meal also includes rice, beans, salsa and a Valentine cookie. The meal is $15 per member and $17 for guests. Everyone who has not paid dues before Feb. 5 will be considered guests. 

No extra meals will be ordered so make sure to pay club Treasurer Myriam Klotz by Monday, Feb. 5. Members will be contacted by email or phone. Only paid members will receive phone calls/emails after this event. Payments must be sent to Klotz either by U.S. mail or by dropping it off in her mailbox at 13940 Thunderbird Drive, 6-G. Checks can be made payable to the American Latino Club. Call 714-746-9626 for more information about payment.

 Members and guests can also bring their own lunch or drink but must tell Klotz beforehand.


Mobility Aids Program

The Golden Age Foundation’s (GAF) Mobility Aids Program loans wheelchairs, transporters and walkers to LW residents. The service is free of charge and run by GAF volunteers. The office is located downstairs in Clubhouse 6 and open on weekdays from 9-11a.m.

A request form available at the Mobility Aids office will need to be completed to secure a mobility aid device. Eligible residents who are physically unable to come to the office can have a representative pick up a form for them and bring it back. 

Mobility aids are loaned for six months at a time. Residents who anticipate needing a mobility aid for longer than six months should contact the Mobility Aids office to request an extension.

The GAF is always looking for new volunteers, call 562-431-9589 and leave a message. For more information, go to www.goldenagefdn.org.


LW Woman’s Club

Vocal duo to entertain next meeting

The Woman’s Club of Leisure World will meet Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Clubhouse 2; doors open at 1 p.m.

The entertainment this month features Madison and Sebastian, a talented vocal duo who have entertained guests at various theatrical venues such as Disneyland and Universal Studios, among others, and have been performing around Southern California for many years.

The philanthrophic recipient for February is the Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC). The SBACC is a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter in Seal Beach committed to finding permanent, loving homes for all animals that come into their care. 

In January, the club presented a check to the Leisure World Orchestra. President Chris Gruber and Orchestra Leader Dr. Kim attended to accept the check from Woman’s Club Board members, Eileen Dohl and Joyce Craig.

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


GAF Centenarian celebration

The Golden Age Foundation will host its fourth LW Centenarian Celebration on April 23. People who know a resident who is or will be turning 100 in 2024 should provide the member’s name, Mutual and unit number, and contact information. 

People can provide information to any of the following: Carl Kennedy at 661-810-9410;  Beth Greeley at 714-329-3621; Cheryl Falconer at 714-904-1984; Fara McCartney at 714-625-5141 or Anna Derby at 562-301-5339. 


America First Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The Official Voter Information Guide has been mailed for the upcoming March Primary Election. Voters who have not received a copy can call the Orange County Registrar of Voters at 714-567-7600. 

In the race for U.S. Senate, the LW America First Republican Club supports Steve Garvey. 

The most recent public opinion poll showed Garvey in second place with 18%, behind Congressman Adam Schiff with 25%. The current representative, Democratic Congresswoman Katie Porter, came in third with 13%. The two candidates with the most votes in the March 5 primary will face a run-off election on Nov. 5. 

Garvey, a former Dodgers and Padres first baseman, held the all-time record for the largest number of consecutive games played, at 1,207. He was a National League All-Star for 10 seasons. 

While still playing for the Padres, he started Garvey Media Group in 1983, specializing in sports branding and marketing.   In 1988, he started Garvey Communications making TV commercials and infomercials. 

Since 1990, Garvey has served as a member of the board of the Baseball Assistance Team, a nonprofit organization group that helps major league, minor league and Negro League players who have financial and medical hardships. 

The club is also joining almost all official Republican groups in supporting Sen. Janet Nguyen for OC Supervisor. 

The LW 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.

Monthly meetings are held in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on the third Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. for socializing and 5:30 for the speaker.  The club booth, located near Clubhouse 6, will be open each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in  from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. At the booth, residents can sign the Protect Kids of California petition, register to vote, change their party affiliation, or just enjoy pleasant conversation. 

The Protect Kids of California proposition, if passed, would not allow transgender people to enter bathrooms or compete on sports teams that are not the gender they were born. It would also require schools to get parental permission to refer students for gender-altering medical care or hormone therapy.


Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

2024 Primary ballots will begin arriving in LW residents mailboxes next week. To help club members, the LW Democratic Club has complied a  list of candidates endorsed by the Democratic Party.

At the national level, the party has endorsed President Biden for re-election, and California  State Sen. Dave Min for the House of Representatives. There are three capable candidates in contention for the U.S. Senate seat, all of whom are currently members of the House:  Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee.

The Democratic Party is asking voters to make their own choice as to which of these three U.S. Senate candidates should represent California in the Senate.  Voters should be aware that all three will participate in a second debate on Monday, Feb. 12, from 7-8 p.m.  The debate will be hosted by KTLA 5 and its parent company, Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

At the local level, the Democratic Party supports Dom Jones for election to the California Assembly and Frances Marquez for County Board of Supervisors. Voting in the Assembly race will be especially important.  If any candidate running in the race gets over 50% of the votes in the Primary, they will be elected immediately and not have to run again in November.

LW voters will also find three contests for Orange County Superior Court judges. The Democratic party is supporting Dan Jacobson for seat No. 3,  Richard Zimmer for seat No. 16 and Daniel Kern for seat No. 35.

Weather permitting, the club’s Hospitality and Information Booth outside Clubhouse 6 will be open on every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. until the March Primary Election. Potential voters are invited to stop by for more information about all of the above listed candidates running in the March 5 Primary Election.  Information will also be available about the eight candidates running for election to the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee.

The Leisure World Democratic Club believes that facts and truth matter. Everything appearing in the press releases and semi-monthly newsletters has been fact checked for accuracy to the fullest extent possible.

All Democrats and supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s semi-monthly electronic newsletter by emailing mlarson.telfords@gmail.com. It is important to include complete contact information—name, address, phone number and political party registration—in the request.  If the request has not been answered email again or call editor Mary Larson at 562-296-8521.



Shuffleboard Club 

January Saturday open play attracts new interest

The Shuffleboard Club added successful and fun open play times at the court on Saturdays for the month of January. Offering a time slot on the weekend for people who are working or have other commitments during the week has been an added convenience and attracted newcomers. For those who can play most times, Saturday sessions meant more time to perfect their game. The club even had some surprise pickleball players show up for the Jan. 20 game. They came in from the heavy rain that day to see what the game of shuffleboard is all about. 

The club would like to once again remind members and guests that the shuffleboard courts will be closed for painting and renovations during all of February. February will not be wasted, however, because the club will gather at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with food, games and fellowship. 

Jan.19 winners: Team Sally edged out Team Carol winning seven games out of 12. Team Sally all-game winners were Patti Nemnich, Donna Perkins and Linda Peters. Team Carol’s lone all-game winner was Jack O’Brien. Team Milly overcame Team Shel winning eight games out of 12. All-game winners for Team Milly were Steve Erdrich and Milly Larsen. Team Shel’s solo all-game winner was Rod Osgood.

Jan.23 winners: Team Rod topped Team Chandra winning eight games out of 12. Team Rod had three all-game winners: Sal LaScala, Rod Osgood and Sandy Derouin. Team Sally handily won nine of 12 games against Team Elizabeth. Team Elizabeth’s all-game winner was Sue Burkschab. 

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

—Barbara Gardner


Winter Thursday bocce league has openings

The winter bocce league session is underway. 

Great camaraderie and friendly competition is on full display. The Thursday bocce group is in need of two additional players for the remaining four weeks of this session. The game is fun and easy to learn—no experience is needed. Play on Thursdays goes from 11:45 a.m. -3:15 p.m. Individual games last 45 minutes maximum. A reminder to all players: there will be no play from Feb. 6-15 while the new court surface is being installed.

For more information, call Estee Edwards at 562-208-2540. 

—Estee Edwards


Pinochle Club plays 3 days a week in CH 1

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

Jan. 4 winners: Brandi Padilla, 12,280, first place; Diana Lambert, 12,150, second; Roberta Johnson, 10,760, third; Nita Dixon, 10,250, fourth.

Jan. 6 winners: Gayle Colden, 12,180, first place; Irene Perkins, 10,700, second; Marge Dodero, 9,770, third; Peggy Kaspar, 9,310, fourth.

Jan. 8 winners: Don Walton, Suzanne Parks, 10,800, first place; Chung He Scharschmidt, 10,560, second; Nancy Wheeler, 10,460, third; Peggy Kaspar, 9,830, fourth.

Jan. 11 winners: Don Krammer, 13,770, first place; Julia Troise, 12,520, second; Don Walton, 10,700, third; Jeanne Sudbeck, 10,620, fourth.

Jan. 13 winners: Don Walton, 11,970, first place; Maureen Habel, 11,400, second; Peggy Kaspar, 11,340, third; Nancy Wheeler, 10,770, fourth.

Jan. 15 winners: Donna Gorman, 11,570, first place; Chung He Scharschmidt, 11,250, second; Jim Campbell, 10,530, third; Nancy Wheeler, 9,930, fourth.

Jan. 18 winners: Alma Zamzow, 13,590, first place; Curt Rogers, 11,990, second; Gene Smith, 11,800, third; Nita Dixon, 11,542, fourth.

For more information, call Antonia Zupancich at 760-427-2731.


Tournament Poker Club

Those who would like to play a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em for a $5 buy-in with the Tournament Poker Club should make plans for the next Saturday tournament on Feb. 3. Regular tournaments are on the first three Saturdays of every month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Registration begins at 10 a.m., along with treats and coffee. Cards are in the air at 10:30. There is no late seating. 

The club had a great turnout for the Jan. 13 tournament. As the winners of their original tables, the final table players were: Tony Canfora, first place; Brent Covington, second; Dick Jones, third; Glenn Evenson, fourth; MaryAnne Conte, fifth. About 40 players started the game and at the final table play continued until Covington and Canfora were head’s up. The flop came 7-4-3 and, holding 7-5, Covington went all in and was called by Canfora holding 7-10. The turn was a 10, giving Canfora two pair. The river card was a K, which didn’t change the outcome, giving Canfora the winning hand.

Canfora has lived in Leisure World for eight years and been a member of the poker club seven years. This was his third final table win at regular tournament. In addition to tournament poker, Canfora plays poker in several clubs and also enjoys golf here in Leisure World. 

The club congratulates all the winners. For more information, call Debbie Barner at 325-721-0687.

—Deborah Barner


Cribbage Club

The Cribbage Club meets every Tuesday at noon in Clubhouse 1. Refreshments are served from noon-12:15 and anyone
arriving by 12:15 is assured a place to play. A total of seven games are played beginning at 12:30. Yearly dues are $5 and $1 is collected each week to play.

Marilyn Chelsvig and Mary Holder provided cake and ice cream with Candy Meyers and Carrie Kistner serving everyone the refreshments. The club thanks these ladies.

Winners of the week include: Joan Berg, a perfect score of 847, receiving another star, first place; Myrna Losquadro, 836, second; Joanne Lester, 835, third; Mike Rosu and Alma Zamzow, 831, fourth. Sharon Rutigliano finished with six 121s.

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

—Mary Holder


Yahtzee Club

The objective of Yahtzee is to score points by rolling five dice to make certain combinations. The Yahtzee Club will meet Feb. 2 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a halftime social. The club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month.

Jan. 19 winners: Louise Hinkle and Mary Newpost, most Yahtzees; Beverly Pernaud, high score; Geraldine Wright, low score; Pat Herman, door prize. 

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

—Joyce Ingram


Monday Night Bunco

Bunco is an easy dice game and a lot of fun. The Monday Night Bunco Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The next meeting will be Feb. 12. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. All residents and their guests are welcome. There is a halftime social for meeting friends and neighbors.

Jan. 22 winners: Roseanne MacGregor, most buncos; Signe Kaleel, most wins; Nancy Pittman, most babies; Linda Payne, most losses; Joyce Ingram, door prize winner.

For more information, call Katie Carmagnola at 925-413-7583.


Men’s Golf League

The Leisure World Men’s Golf League played Riverview Golf Course on Jan. 19. Seven players braved the brisk 45-degree morning with overcast skies. 

With fair playing conditions, the golfers buckled down and five of the seven scores were net at or below par, and there were two birdies—one each by Jim Goltra and Fujio Norihiro. Goltra also had fewest putts in the A flight, and Bill McKusky in the B. Norihiro was closest to the pin on the 100-yard par-3 ninth (all over water), and McKusky was closest on the 150-yard par-3 second hole. 

A flight winners (handicaps 0-19): Norihiro, 7 under 64, first place; Goltra, 4 under 67, second; Gary Stivers, even par 71, third; Sam Choi, fourth.

B flight (handicaps 20 and over): Lowell Goltra, 5 under 66, first place; McKusky, 2 under 69, second; Bob Munn, third.

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.

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

—Dave LaCascia


LW Women’s Golf Club

All women in Leisure World are welcome to join the LW Women’s Golf Club. They play a weekly nine hole tournament on Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. 

Turtle Lake Golf Course is a nine hole, par-3 pitch and putt course. It is one of the first amenities that is seen when coming in the main gate. There is an area where one can practice putting and chipping. The longest drive on the course is 110 yards and the shortest is 54 yards. 

Hole No. 2 is one of the most interesting and difficult. From the women’s tees it is a short 50 yards. However, water comes into play. Use the right club or one may be over the fence and on someone’s roof or in the water. It’s a challenging hole. 

The course gets a lot of play. Many players play every day. Doing two rounds (18 holes) is the norm. Some people play more. If play is moving it can take an hour to hour-and-a-half to play nine holes. It is a wonderful amenity. 

—Linda Herman


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.

Jan. 15 winners (seven tables): Ellen Kice and Linda Nye, and Diane Schmitz and Sibyl Smith, north/south; Sue Boswell and Beth Matheny, and Priscilla Caillouette and Harriet Weiss, east/west.

Jan. 19 winner (seven and a half tables): Joyce Basch and Judi Ornoff, and Paul Chen and Barbara Vann, north/south; John Hagman and Glenn Berry, and Adair Paul and Mike Nelson, east/west.

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

For complete results, go to the Long Beach Bridge Center results page at www.acblunit557.org. For more information contact
Howard Small at 516-659-3314 or howard.small@outlook.com. 

—Sue Fardette


Men’s Golf Club’s Holten aces hole No. 15

The second Leisure World Men’s Golf Club tournament of the month was held Jan. 24 at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. Three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a 5-foot circle rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. Darry Holten scored a hole-in-one on the 86-yard par-3 fifteenth hole.

The morning started out cold and damp and never quite warmed up. There was little sun and an intermittent breeze. The course is in good condition although a little bare on several greens. Recent trimming and thinning of trees adjacent to the third tee and fourth green will hopefully improve the consistent wetness in that area. Accordingly, it was not unexpected that only 25 of the 50 players were net at or under par, but there were 47 birdies, and 13 circle hole winners. 

The low gross competition was won by Bob Barnum at 2 under 52. Best net score was Kevin Lindstedt at 9 under 45, followed by Bill Zurn, Won Park and Men’s Club President Ron Steele. Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was Don Newhall at 2 feet, 3 inches, and Bob Barnum at 6 feet, 6 inches on the 17th hole.

All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap).

A flight winners (handicaps of 0-7): Steele, 5 under 49, first place; Barnum and Bob Johnston, 2 under 52, second; Thomas Kim, 1 under 53, third; Andrew Kim, even par 54, fourth.

B flight winners (handicaps of 7-13): Tie between Dale Williamson and Trai Nguyen, 4 under 50, first place; Tom Owens and Steve Kang, 3 under 51, second; Won Song and Jun Um, 2 under 52, third; Bill McKusky, Joon Sup Yoon, and Ben Benjamins, 1 under 53, fourth; Mark Tal and Bruce Bowles, even par 54, fifth.

C flight winners (handicaps of 14-18): Lindstedt, 9 under 45, first place; Won G. Park and Zurn, 6 under 48, second; Holten, 3 under 51, third; James Farr and Dave Winn, 2 under 52, fourth; Marv Jones, John Sorenson and James Choi, even par 54, fifth.


Men’s Club dues of $15 for 2024 are due. See Dave LaCascia at club tournaments or the next general meeting on Wednesday, March 6 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Meeting dates have changed to the first Wednesday of January, March, June, September and Nov.

The next men’s tournament will be on Feb. 14 and every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The Guys and Gals tournament will be on Feb. 21. Those who had planned to play and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. Arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia




Club’s Sweetheart Dance is Feb. 6

The Dancers & Mixers Club will hold its Sweetheart Dance on Monday, Feb. 6, in Clubhouse 4 from 7-9 p.m.  Like the club’s other events, the dance will feature live music for ballroom dancing.  

For those who are unfamiliar with the ballroom dances, they are: foxtrot, waltz, cha-cha, swing, tango, rhumba, mambo, night-club two-step, salsa and polka. Those who haven’t danced before are invited to attend and try something new. The main idea is to have fun and be with other people.  

The club’s music is performed by LW’s own Linda Herman.  Her repertoire is extensive. People can line dance and join a mixer, which is a great way to meet new people. 

Everyone is welcome. Partners are not needed. People are invited to bring their favorite beverages and snacks. For more information, call  562-431-1257. 

—John Hlavac


Community karaoke

Club will meet in temporary location

The Community Karaoke Club will meet Feb. 7 in Clubhouse 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. This is a temporary location while Clubhouse 1 undergoes renovations.

The annual Karaoke Country Western festivities were a big hit. Boot tappin’, guitar strumming music kept the roomful of folks engaged with the singers. Plaid shirts and fancy boots were plentiful while hits from country singers like Johnny Cash, George Strait, Loretta Lynn and others were sung. “Red River Valley,” “Big Bad John” and “Coal Miners Daughter” kept the audience tapping their feet and singing along. Hot dogs and ice cream bars were served up by several cowgirls.   

Everyone is invited to join the social evening each Wednesday night beginning at 5:30 in Clubhouse 4. The variety of melodies and fine singing of friends and neighbors  always bring smiles. Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson


Grab ‘n’ Go Food Schedule: Feb. 1-7

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

Monday: Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ Clubhouse 6—No preorders are accepted. Truck will be onsite from 3-6 p.m. and will accept cards only.

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—See the full menu at https://www.theempanadamaker.com/menu.
People can preorder 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; and weekends on-call any time. Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

Vendors are subject to change. Watch LW Live for updates. Sign up for email notifications at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. To ask questions or give feedback, call 562-431-6586, ext. 398, or email kathyt@lwsb.com.


FOTL Bookstore Reopening

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) Bookstore and Boutique is tentatively planning its grand re-opening on Wednesday, Feb. 7. 

FOTL volunteer Pat Kruger reports that the renovations have brightened up the store and it’s looking great. 

“For most of us, it has been a long and cold winter, but spring will come soon,” Kruger said. “In the interim, come ease the winter doldrums in your spiffy bookstore and boutique!”

Hours will remain the same: closed on Sundays and Tuesdays; open Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m.; and open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 a.m.

The FOTL appreciates residents who held their donations during the renovations. Donations will be welcomed and accepted when the store reopens.


Art League

The Leisure World Art League will meet Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. The guest demonstration artist and judge will be Long Beach resident Anne Kupillas, a California-based artist and instructor who works primarily in watercolor.

Born in 1968 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Kupillas’ love of art began as a child growing up in Long Island, New York, in a family of artists and musicians who encouraged her creativity. Her artwork is informed by freedom and movement, love of color, nature and the human form. Kupillas’ works have been showcased in several group and solo exhibitions in Florida, New York and Long Beach.

Anne is a graduate of SUNY Albany with a bachelor of arts degree and has studied fine art and art history in New York; Washington, D.C.; Northampton, England; and California. Kupillas enjoys traveling and plein air painting, as well as studio work. She is a member of the Arts Council of Long Beach,the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, and a founder and leader of Eat Paint Live art retreats. She attends many events in and around Seal Beach. 

Kupillas’ belief in affordable art is evident in her prints and her custom work, which are favorites with locals, visitors and collectors alike.

The Art League will collect membership renewals at this meeting, so those who have not renewed their 2024 membership are asked to bring cash or check when they come to the meeting. 

Those who have entries for the art competition should come early to avoid line build-up at the registration table. By 6:30 p.m., all entries must be already hung or displayed on the table to be considered for judging. The popular vote theme is “abstract.” Members can also bring paintings to the meeting for display only, which will not be judged. 

—Larry Sioson


Bowers Museum Tour

Tickets are available for the upcoming Garden Club tour to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Feb. 29. Tickets are $40 per person, which includes bus transportation, entry to the museum and a docent-led tour. 

Museum exhibits include “Gemstone Carving: The Masterworks of Harold van Pelt;” “Miao: Masters of Silver;” “Ancient Arts of China;” and “Ceramics of Western Mexico.” Lunch is not included in the ticket price but the tour will stop at the Olive Garden, where participants can order from the lunch menu.

Tickets can be purchased at the next Garden Club meeting on Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. People can also call 714-365-9367 or 562-446-0056 for further details and to reserve tickets.


Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance

Tickets are on sale for the GRF Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The romantic not-for-couples-only evening will begin at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, with a dinner of lemon herb chicken, garlic mashed potatoes, a steamed vegetable medley, Sonoma salad, and chocolate mousse for dessert, catered by Country Gardens Caterers.

Music and dancing will be provided by Anthony and Doniele Bernasconi, whose repertoire runs the gamut from Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye to Billy Joel, James Brown and Michael Bublé. 

Anthony wowed the Amphitheater audience last season with his Bublé tribute show and Doniele is an artist in her own right with her country classics renditions. Their versatile and engaging style draws the audience into the fun and gets the house rocking.

Book now as this event always sells out and seating is limited. Tables can be purchased by groups of eight, subject to availability.  Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table and are available at the Recreation office in Building 5. For information, contact Mayoka Bassell at 562-431-6586, ext. 476, or email mayokab@lwsb.com.


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The assignment is to take photos of shapes with a camera or iPhone.  Ziggy Romano will show the photos that were submitted to him on the large-screen TV and will show members how to use of some of the features of the Snapseed app.

People should email three of their best photos to Romano siegfried.romano@gmail.com at least three days before the meeting. People can also bring photos of their choice to be displayed and to be commented on. 

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

Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.


Hui o hula

Jojo Weingart

Hui O Hula dancers send their aloha and welcome during a recent dance practice.  Classes are held on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs at 1 p.m., and on Thursdays at Veterans Plaza beginning at 1 p.m. Call 562-431-2242 for more information, or to book the dancers for an upcoming event or party.



Enjoy romantic music at ‘Valentines on Broadway’ show

The Entertainers Club will help people gear up for Valentine’s Day with its next show “Valentines on Broadway” on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Singers like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Bublé have all made romantic songs from the Great White Way the basis of their repertoires. People are invited to watch their favorite Leisure World entertainers present those same songs in the cozy atmosphere of Clubhouse 4. 

People can get in the mood for this romantic day with songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein (including many from South Pacific), Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber, to name a few. People are invited to bring their favorite snacks and libations.



Velvetones are back on Feb. 4

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing big band swing and jazz standards—music for dreaming and dancing. They’ll return to Clubhouse 4 on Sunday, Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 from 6-9 p.m. 

Cabaret Entertainers presents Vinyl Rock on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 instead of their usual Clubhouse 4 location. All are welcome but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. 

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band consisting of eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and Motown tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor.  They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize. The show is free to GRF members and their guests over 18. Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

Abilene will host its monthly dance on Saturday, Feb. 24, in Clubhouse 2 from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30.

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

Several GRF clubs are sponsoring performances and dances. Check out the LW Weekly and the digital bulletin boards in the clubhouses for more information.

GRF Dance Rules and Guidelines:

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

• Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.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 residents’ favorite bands.


Coin Club

The Coin Club will meet Feb. 14 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. Members can participate in door prizes, refreshments, coin auctions, coin raffles and group discussions regarding currency and coins. 

Refreshments will be provided. LW residents can have coins evaluated at no cost.


Restaurant Review

Leisure World residents are welcome to submit reviews of their favorite restaurants. Reviews should include the writer’s full name, contact information and a Mutual number. Make sure the restaurant’s name, telephone number, address and operating hours are included in the review, which are subject to editing and will be run as space allows. Email them to emmad@lwsb.com. 

Maderas Steakhouse

3642 Katella Ave.

Los Alamitos, CA 90720



Hours: Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

by Barry Allen

LW Contributor


My wife Pauline said, “It’s your birthday where do you want to go?” Number one, I am not wearing a diaper so it’s not my birthday, it is an anniversary of my birth. Pauline asked around and settled on Madera’s Steakhouse.

We didn’t know that they have live music every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. I enjoyed a 12-ounce New York Strip rare. The menu shows the temperature you want your steak grilled. I chose the number for rare. Pauline enjoyed Thai salmon. We both had soup and salad and two sides came with the entrees. 

As it was my day, I ordered Bananas Foster. It came home with us. 

Marley, my dog, stayed home as there was no patio for pets. The fish was $34. My steak was $45. The soup and salad was $4. When you go ask for Peggy. They are open for lunch and dinner.


Leisure Time Dancers

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

The Hustle will be the new dance at 2 p.m., followed by a continuation of the rumba at 3. Beginners are welcome. 

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

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


Saturday Morning Dance Class 

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6 (second floor). In February the classes are cha-cha at 9 a.m., followed by foxtrot at 10. Each class is $7 per person. 

The class participants vote on new dance topics every month. Prior dance experience is not necessary, and partners are not required. For more information, contact Howard Small at 516-659-3314.


Amenity celebration

Clubs: Attract new members by joining the LW Discovery Tour

by Kathy Thayer

Recreation Manager

The Great LW Discovery Tour will be held on Saturday, April 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and it will top anything GRF has done since the 50th anniversary event. If you have a GRF club and haven’t signed up yet, you won’t want to miss out.

It will be fun central with live music, food trucks, raffles, games, giveaways, grand prizes, club open houses, amenity tours, public service booths, a small business expo and a super sponsor center so residents can learn more about trusted real estate, health and other service providers.

The event will give everyone—especially those who don’t typically take advantage of all LW’s amenities—an opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities. 

Approximate 30 clubs have signed up, many with exciting ideas to entice residents to try something new. We have a few spots left so get with your members and contact us before the opportunity closes.

The vendors who have signed up for Clubhouses 2 or 4 are providing fabulous prizes throughout the day as well as the Grand Finale closing ceremonies at Veterans Plaza. The Recreation Department expects to draw up to 3,000 residents to the event. Three food trucks have been secured and an ice cream truck is pending to top off the day. Tour guides, supplied by the Theater Club and our own Recreation ambassadors, posted in each venue, will make sure attendees are guided to their club’s spot.

Every participant will receive a LW Discovery Tour passport, which will be marked at every destination visited, qualifying travelers for a host of prizes, including several grand prizes that will be raffled off at the closing ceremony at Veterans Plaza.

All clubhouses will be brimming with action. 

Residents can get passports and begin their tours at any of the four clubhouse stops. 

Buses will run at 10-minute intervals from each of the stops, transporting travelers to the various venues, where they will get their passports stamped ahead of the closing ceremony and grand prize raffle at Veterans Plaza between Clubhouses 3 and 4. 

Clubs who join in on the action can simply have a table display with information, handouts, prizes, or may put on a more elaborate presentation. Most clubs will be staged at Clubhouse 3, but others will be situated in their usual clubhouse. Every clubhouse and amenity is included. This is your chance to show your neighbors what they are missing.

Recreation is in the planning stages so keep an eye on the LW Weekly for updates. Space for clubs is filling up fast. Clubs that have not yet applied to participate should contact Recreation as soon as possible by emailing kathyt@lwsb.com.



Make your health a priority this year

The Wa-Rite Club meets on Fridays from 9-10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Female LW residents interested in losing weight are welcome to visit, and should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.

On Jan. 16, the club welcomed new members and some old friends. Henrietta Peavy was named a top loser for losing 4.5 pounds in one week. She focused on being  mindful and prioritizing her goals. The club lost a total of 21 pounds.

The rest of the meeting was dedicated to a presentation on mason jar soup by Vice President Marina Tesla. She brought food and materials to demonstrate this technique on preparation and assembly of a single serving of minestrone or pho. Fresh soup ingredients are layered in a jar, then covered with lid and put in a refrigerator. The ingredients can be customized to personal taste and dietary restrictions. After adding hot liquid (water or broth) and letting it steep for a few minutes, the soup is ready to eat straight from the jar. This quick-and-easy recipe is also a good on-the-go meal, and the best part is no cooking or cleaning up is required.

—Denise Stabile


Group A of the LW Bicycle Group stopped for coffee on its return trip from Bolsa Chica State Beach. The group meets on Sundays with breakfast, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and shoes are required. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-509-8475 or Lucy Cyza at 818-209-5075.


LW Yoga Club meets on Tuesdays at Veterans Plaza (outside) at 10:15 a.m., and on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6 at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. The cost is $8 per class. In each class, highly trained yoga instructors guide students through stretching and balancing poses to strengthen the body and mind. For more information, call Connie Adkins at 562-506-5063.


Renew Behavioral Health joins Optum HCC in serving LW community 


Optum HCC team has joined forces with Renew Behavioral Health to provide mental health services to the LW community beginning Feb. 14.  

 Renew Behavioral Health is a flourishing practice in Long Beach  spearheaded by Dr. Laja Ibraheem. Dr. Ibraheem is a distinguished geriatric psychiatrist who completed his psychiatric residency at Charles Drew University College of Medicine in Los Angeles and held the position of chief resident from 1999-2000. The practice was further enriched by the collaboration with Sofia Emamian, a seasoned licensed clinical social worker with dual master’s degrees and years of experience implementing programs to meet California’s demanding behavioral health needs.  

 Committed to patient-centered care, this team strives to provide the best mental health and clinical services to address the diverse needs of their patients in Long Beach and surrounding communities.  

For more information, contact Optum HCC at 562-493-9581.


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $10.50 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. 

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

Thursday, Feb. 1

Sweet and sour pork, sticky white rice, green bean almandine, cauliflower, banana, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Feb. 2

Hawaiian chicken with pineapple, brown and wild rice, oriental vegetables, corn, cookies, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing, and crackers.

Monday, Feb. 5

Beef stew with potatoes, celery, carrots and onions, biscuit, orange, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and homemade macaroni salad.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Chicken Marsala with mushroom and white wine sauce, brown rice, green bean almandine, carrots, kiwi, chicken Caesar salad with lettuce, cheese, croutons, dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Beef goulash, whole grain dinner roll, zucchini medley, fresh plum, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion, and tomato salad.


Joyful Line Dance Club instructor Carmel Atkinson (right) leads Tango, Love to Dance With You and Carinito. The club meets on Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The first half hour is for beginners and intermediate dancers. After a brief break, the students practice more advanced dances. All attendees are asked to sign in with their name, Mutual, and unit numbers, and check in at the front desk before entering the class. Everyone is welcome with a minimal membership fee. Exercise shoes are recommended. For more information, contact Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Free Memory Screening

Korean-speaking LW residents can receive a free memory screening—a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. The screenings are held on the first Friday of every month by appointment only.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or text 213-220-3515 or 949-414-7885.


Succesful Aging in Place Seminar

Somang Society will host a successful-aging-in-place seminar in Korean on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10-11 a.m. For more information, contact Yoonjae Lee at 949-414-7885.


Meals on Wheels Orange County 

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon for anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3 or $5 for guests under 60.  

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

Thursday, Feb. 1

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

Friday, Feb. 2

Egg drop soup with sugar-free crackers, Vietnamese chicken salad, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and sliced peaches.

Monday, Feb. 5

Cream of spinach soup with sugar-free crackers, tarragon chicken salad with yogurt dressing, lemony orzo salad, and mandarin orange. 

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Mexican beef cocido (cubed beef, broth), vegetable mix, tortilla, salsa Victoria, and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

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




WANTED/Someone to share cabin cruise expenses for 2-weeks/Alaska-Trip/April-May. Call Ray/Mutual-2 for details/714-422-5711.


Cemetery Plots for 2-people located in Forest Lawn, Cypress, CA in the Companion Lawn, Garden of Protection, 4A-and-B, block-929. These plots are UPPER-and-LOWER and ready for immediate sale. Valued 2024 $16,950. Email contact  rkstilley@sbcglobal.net  Pictures-and-additional-information-available-upon-request.


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

Serving LW since 1999.  SB Business License 699080. Exp 3/27/24



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 2/14/24


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


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


CORY GEE PAINTING. State Contractor License 1049257 (Bonded and Insured). Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. (714)-308-9931.  Exp 4/03/24


Call/562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 4/03/24


Bel-Rich PAINTING.  Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Accent-Walls & MORE! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. Exp 4/17/24



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior Paint, Speciality-Finishes, Cabinets, Murals and MORE! State Contractor License 1033927.  Exp 4/24/24


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

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 2/07/24

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


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


EXPERIENCED Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006. Exp 3/13/24



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


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



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please-Call/Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 3/27/24


Elderly care. Live-In/Live-Out. 30+/years experience. Cooking/Cleaning/Medications/Doctors/Companions. Experience with Dementia. Gloria/949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 4/17/24


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


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 3/13/24


Yvonne-Is-Back! Doing Haircuts ONLY in your home. Call 714-855-8465 for appointment. License KK336138. Exp 2/14/24


Part-Time/Job  M-W-F (9-2pm). Seeking a dedicated individual to efficiently organize and maintain our vast media-collection. Must possess computer skills and familiarity with/packaging and shipping processes. Small easy going work environment. Must love music. Contact: Mark @562-619-8877. Business License 01610149.


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

Exp 3/13/24


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 2/07/24


GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING, 30+/years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria/949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 4/17/24


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years-experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 4/17/24


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 3/06/24


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 3/06/24


MM House Cleaning. Your “Happy” House Cleaning Service! Call Michelle (949)-524-5524. Business License 20236653896 Exp 2/28


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

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



All things computer related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 4/17/24



All things TV related. LW-Resident.  SB Business License FUH0001 Exp 4/17/24



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 3/13/24


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


INEXPENSIVE SHUTTLE. AIRPORTS/SHOPPING/DOCTORS, etc. 562-881-2093. SB License  ABL0001. Exp 2/07/24

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank/562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 2/14/24



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787 Dan.  Exp 3/20/24



Your-Friendly-MOVERS. We-offer-Hauling-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 3/27/24


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


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. PLEASE-give-us-a-call/626-362-4963.


Scarce-Comics/Books. Coins/Miscellaneous-Items. By-Appointment-ONLY/9:00-2:30. Free-antique-coin-with-purchase. 562-594-3975. Exp 2/21/24


Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise. Thursday/February-1st & Friday/February-2nd from 9:00am-2:00pm. 13790 St. Andrews Drive, Mutual-1/Unit-53A. Easiest street to access Building-53A is  Thunderbird Drive . This 2-bedroom home has all NEW furniture. Bombay-entry-table/2-Sony-wireless-speakers/Ashley-sliding-door-TV-Cabinet/sliding-door-storage-media-cabinet/Euhomy-water-dispenser/bookcases/oversized-swivel-rocker-recliner/Bose-speaker/Men’s-large-clothing-size10-&-11/shoes/leather-motorcycle-jacket-and-chaps/5-piece-glasstop-patio-set/craftsman-toolbox/tools/Apple-computer/pots/pans/microwave/area-rugs/art/luggage/books and so much MORE! For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 by Wednesday-evening. POB 427, Seal Beach, 90740. Seal Beach Business License 14206514.


MOVING SALE. February-1st/Thursday AND February-2nd/Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm. 13540 Medinac Lane, Mutual-5, Apartment-104F AND  Carport-69/Spaces 7-and-8. Asian-cabinets/Rosewood-inlaid-silver-chest/Asian-side-buffet/2-Wing-Back-chairs/several-area-rugs/2-TVs/MANY-Lladro-figurines/decorative-plates/lamps/kitchen-items/serving-dishes/large-Venetian-mirror/Queen-size-bedding/purses/Ladies-small-size-clothing. 714-345-2155


Queen-size/Electric-Bed with/mattress/mattress-cover/sheets. Purchased-in-2021/$2,200, asking/$450/OBO. Excellect-Condition. Dorthea/562-896-6500 AND Oak-Fireplace-with/Red-Brick-Trim, 4-1/2-feet-long, Excellent-Condition. $40/OBO. Pictures-available-upon-request. Dorthea/562-896-6500.

leisure world apartment FOR SALE

For sale by owner, End-Unit on Greenbelt. 2-Bedroom/1.5-Baths/Wood-Flooring/Forced-Air/Washer-and-Dryer.  Mutual-14, 562-760-5875. Exp 2/07/24

leisure world carport locker WANT TO rent

Would like to rent Carport-LOCKER in Mutual-15. Please-call-me-for-pricing at 714-396-7377.

leisure world carport and locker wanted

Would like to rent carport-and-locker space near Mutual-5 OR Mutual-6. Call/310-413-9208. Exp 2/14/24