LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 04-13-23

April 13, 2023

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The newly installed chargers are located outside St. Andrews Gate

by Emma DiMaggio


Seven new electric vehicle (EV) chargers installed just outside the St. Andrews Gate are up and running. 

Installation was completed in late March and residents have already begun to charge their vehicles at the site. 

The chargers include three individual and two dual-port stations—both of which were designed by ChargePoint, a company that runs the largest EV charging network in North America and Europe. These Level 2 charging stations are specifically designed for light-duty passenger vehicles. 

Before the new charger installations, the closest EV charging station was located about one mile away from Leisure World at the Chevron on 2950 Westminster Blvd. Only one home in LW is equipped with its own charging station, in Mutual 5. 

LW residents can charge their electric or hybrid vehicles at the chargers for a cost of 25 cents per kilowatt-hour. 

According to Physical Property Manager Kevin Black, cars typically take about two hours to charge, depending on how much “juice” is needed for an individual vehicle. 

Residents are urged to only use the spaces for charging. This past week,  “EV Parking Only” signage was painted onto each space to prevent people from using the spaces as parking spots. 

Residents who use the charging stations as parking spots or who leave their vehicles in the spaces for extended periods of time will be charged $10 per hour parked.

The total cost of the project was $81,241.69, paid by the Golden Rain Foundation. 

Grant money from the Southern California Edison Charge Ready program will reimburse this cost, and GRF will get a return on its investment as more people pay to use the chargers. 

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, most publicly available charging equipment across California provides Level 2 charging. 

The state has more EV registrations than any other state by far, a total of 563,070. The next closest state is Florida, which has 95,640. 

According to a report from the California’s Office of the Governor, the state’s electric vehicle market now encompasses nearly 18% of all new cars sold, and that number is expected to increase. 

A 2021 analysis from the California Energy Commission estimates that the state will need 1.2 million EV chargers by 2030 to accommodate a whopping 7.5 million passenger plug-in EVs.

Zero-emission vehicle sales made up 19% of all new car sales in California in 2022, according to state data released in January, up 38% from 2021 and 138% from 2020.


Ballots inbound for bylaws change

Every Leisure World residence will receive a ballot this GRF election cycle asking for a vote on a GRF bylaws amendment (see page 8) to ensure that only members of a Mutual can vote on their Mutual’s GRF representative. 

The bylaws amendment ballots will be mailed to GRF members in even-numbered Mutuals around May 5. 

Ballots for residences in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 17, who are selecting GRF representatives this election cycle, will include the bylaws amendment provision. 

A vote ratifying the bylaws change would assure that each Mutual’s GRF representative is selected only by that Mutual’s members.

Currently, Article III (9)(a) implies that the annual GRF elections are at large, meaning that a quorum of votes of the entire GRF membership is required, rather than a subset from a specific Mutual. 

As the bylaw now stands, it might be possible for LW voters to overwhelm the choice of the 60 Mutual 16 voters’ choice for their Mutual’s GRF representative, for example. 

The bylaws proposal also asks GRF members to amend articles suggesting that only men can be GRF directors or serve as a GRF board directors. The bylaws were written in 1962, hence the need for updated language.

Member participation is particularly important because 2,203 members must return ballots for the bylaw measures to be passed. 

For more information on the bylaw changes or the ballot process, call Election Specialist Ripa Barua at 562-431-6586, ext. 329.

LWers should look out for ATM scam at nearby Wells Fargo

by Emma DiMaggio


Leisure Worlders are encouraged to exercise extra caution when withdrawing cash in-person from nearby ATMs.

Twice in March, suspects attempted to steal money from seniors withdrawing money from the Wells Fargo Bank ATM machine in the shopping center near the St. Andrews Gate entrance of Leisure World. 

On March 29, two suspects tried to make off with Leisure World resident John Marks’ wallet and phone. 

The incident began after Marks completed his ATM transaction and began to walk away from the bank, he said. A woman told him that he had dropped a $20 bill and handed him what he described as a “suspicious, folded up bill.” 

When he took out his wallet, the woman insisted he give her his wallet and phone. A second male suspect encouraged the same. Marks said he was holding a toy weapon, “a fake gun,” which he described as having an orange barrel tip. 

Marks said he continued to back away from the couple, despite the woman’s attempts to reach into his pocket and take his wallet. 

Marks refused to give in, and the suspects fled the scene before police arrived. 

Seal Beach Police Department spokesperson Julia Clasby said that the March 29 incident was the second of its kind to occur at the Wells Fargo Bank. The first occurred just a week earlier, on March 24, and also involved an senior victim. 

According to Clasby, the suspects in the so-called “distraction theft” were able to take possession of the victim’s debit card and fraudulently withdraw $1,000 from the victim’s account. They attempted to withdraw an additional $1,100, Clasby said, but were unsuccessful. 

Clasby said that, in addition to the fake bill distraction, suspects may also linger near the ATM pretending to wait their turn. These scammers are actually watching people enter their PIN number. After the transaction, the scammer will distract the ATM user with random questions in order to steal their card. 

Patricia Cravin, a security guard who’s worked for the shopping center for about three years, said she’s been spending extra time in front of the Wells Fargo in the midst of the attempted thefts, but that she’s responsible for the entire center. 

She said her presence “might scare them off.” She only works from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., leaving the ATM and shopping center unguarded for most of the afternoon and night. 

Management from Wells Fargo could not comment on the incidents without corporate approval but did confirm that the bank does not have its own security guard. 

A supervisor at neighboring Chase Bank said that they had not experienced any attempted thefts.

Cravin hypothesized that the suspects may be targeting Wells Fargo due to its proximity to the back of the shopping center, where getaway vehicles can be parked. 

She said that she’s seen two separate “crews”—a pair of three and a father-son duo. 

Both theft incidents are still open and active investigations, Clasby said. 

“The Seal Beach police department has recognized a recent trend in banking institution fraud and thefts from customers,” Clasby wrote in an email. “Considering the recent events, the Seal Beach Police Department wants customers to be aware of the events and report suspicious activity.”

SBPD gave the following advice to LW residents:

• Do not engage in unsolicited information from unknown person(s) entering or exiting banking institutions. Scammers are likely to distract you momentarily to steal your ATM/ debit card. 

• Put away your ATM/ debit card and money prior to leaving the banking institution or ATM.

• Do not accept checks from unknown person(s) asking for you to cash them. 

• Observe your surroundings when leaving banking institutions. Monitor people and vehicles in the area to ensure you are not followed from the bank.

• Never give or send any personally identifiable information, money, jewelry, gift cards, checks, or wire information to unverified people or businesses.

• Immediately contact your financial institutions to place protections on your accounts and monitor your accounts and personal information for suspicious activity.

• Report suspicious activity to the police department. 

For more information on scams, visit https://www.usa.gov/where-report-scams. 

Golf Course Closure

Turtle Lake Golf Course will be closed for maintenance on Friday, April 14, starting at 1 p.m. The course will reopen as usual on Saturday morning.


Catalytic converters stolen from buses

Five catalytic converters were stolen from three Minibuses parked at Clubhouse 4 on April 3. The morning bus driver discovered the theft when the bus gave a loud roar as he pushed the gas pedal on April 4.

The theft shutting down two regular bus routes. Repairs are underway and service will be restored, according to GRF Fleet Manager Grant Winford.

This was the first act of vandalism to Minibuses in 15 years, Winford said. In the last case, tires were punctured.

The B bus route is operational, and riders can call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, for on-call service. 

Seal Beach police are working with Security to investigate the thefts.

Freeways will close for toll installation

Crews will close the westbound SR-22/northbound I-405 and the southbound I-405/eastbound SR-22 carpool connector to install tolling equipment such as LED signs and cabling for the future 405 Express Lanes. 

The regular lanes will remain open in each direction. 

The weekend carpool connector closure is anticipated as early as 9 p.m. Friday, April 14, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 17.


Board will vote on reservation policy; survey deadline nears

Clubs are rebounding after pandemic; Lucille’s BBQ joins grab-n-go lineup

Friday is last day to fill out amenity survey

More than 20% of the community has responded to the New Amenities Questionnaire, whereby residents can voice their opinion on existing and potential amenities.

GRF will make decisions based on these responses, so residents who are passionate about how their money is spent should go to www.lwsb.com by this Friday, April 14, to let representatives know what they think.

People can support or reject ideas like revenue-producing additions or new amenities that don’t raise assessments. If you don’t let the Recreation Department know, your opinion won’t be counted. 

Lucille’s BBQ joining grab-n-go lineup

Lucille’s BBQ will be joining Domino’s, Taco Tuesday, and Cousins Lobster starting in May. Look for them on the second Monday at the Clubhouse 6 parking lot from 3-6 p.m.

Town hall will answer questions about reservation policy

This month, the GRF Board will take a final vote on amendments to Policy 70-1411-1 Facility Reservations. Rumors and misconceptions continue regarding how this will affect clubs and organizations. 

GRF is hosting a multi-departmental Town Hall on April 19 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 where staff will flesh out the details and answer questions. Currently, the custodians are busy documenting each reservation to determine how much time each takes for setup, teardown, cleanup and AV assistance. The policy is based on one hour of one custodian’s time as an average and reasonable setup/teardown. Clubs are invited to review their sketches with staff to see what might be done to reduce time if they are concerned. Recreation does have groups whose reservations take from three to five hours weekly, which most agree is excessive.

Clubs are rebounding

The Recreation Department is seeing increased participation in clubs and GRF special events. Since COVID restrictions were lifted last year, 12 new clubs have formed—the Aloha Club, the French Club, the American Sign Language Club, Golden Wind Zen, the Korean Senior Health Class, the Korean Veterans Association, the LW Saxophone Club, American Rules Mahjong, Music CDs for Seniors, the Latin Dance Club and the Balance and Stability Club. 

Contact the Recreation office to be connected with these and 150 other clubs and organizations in LW.

-—Kathy Thayer


Letters to the Editor


I, among others, like the idea of having a restaurant here. It could be open early for early risers and until 8 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

The menu could include light fare, sandwiches, for example, and complete meals. It would be good to have a stable base of options, healthy and comfort food, with something more special, perhaps twice a week. 

The food should be fresh, hot and eaten at tables in the restaurant area, no need for letting food get cold when using a delivery service. It could be kept as members-only.

 Prices could be equal to or possibly lower than on the outside because of that.

One caveat: I do not want to displace/remove any current activities/clubs from doing their thing.

W. H. Smith

Mutual 15


The letter by Judy Belladella (April 6) is right on the money. I am in full agreement with her.

Stop spending money for things we don’t need. If it is not broke, don’t fix it. Her letter was well stated.

Betty Hie

Mutual 12

Perspectives Policy

Letters to the Editor: Letters must be no longer than 250 words and should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email at rutho_news@lwsb.com (preferred), regular mail or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any GRF employee directly or indirectly. 

Household Hazards

How to dispose of hazardous and e-waste

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered household hazardous waste. 

Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special handling when residents dispose of them. 

Residents are prohibited from disposing of any household hazardous waste at the 1.8-Acre site, and there is a monitor on site to help ensure compliance.

Toxic waste can be safety disposed of at any of Orange County’s four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. 

The closest one to LW is the Huntington Beach Collection Center, 17121 Nichols Lane, 92647, Gate 6.

Proof of county residence may be requested. 

E-waste such as televisions, tablets, cell phones and computers can also be taken to this collection center.

It is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday (closed on major holidays and during rainy weather).

People who need special assistance with household hazardous waste collection and are unable to bring it to a center should call (714) 834-4000 for more information about Orange County’s Door-to-Door service.

For more information, visit www.oclandfills.com/hazardous-waste.


All-department event is April 19

A town hall meeting featuring all GRF departments will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in Clubhouse 4. The meeting will also be livestreamed at www.lwsb.com.

Topics will include more information on the all-community bylaws amendment ballot, plus updates on the new gate access program, recreation club policy, the new EV changing stations now coming online, the GRF parking enforcement program and more.

There will be time to ask questions of GRF directors from Mutual Administration, IT, News, Physical Property, Recreation, Service Maintenance and Security among others.

All are welcome to come and meet the GRF staff who manage community operations, and to share their ideas and opinions on all things Leisure World.


New-member bus tours offered

The GRF Transportation Department conducts monthly bus tours of Leisure World on the first Tuesdays for new and recently moved-in residents. The next tour is set for May 2.

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

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

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

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

SERVICE Maintenance

How to request a service repair order

The Service Maintenance Department performs maintenance on GRF trust property and Mutual property at the request of Mutuals or residents. 

Here is how to request a service repair order (SRO).

For Priority/Emergency Service Requests—provide Service Maintenance staff with the following information:

• Name

• Mutual

• Building

• Apartment

• Nature and location of problem

• Key permission (yes or no)?

All residents are authorized to call for service in the event of an EMERGENCY, such as:

• Kitchen and bathroom sink stoppages

• Shower stoppages

• Toilet stoppages

• Water leaking onto floor (e.g. under sinks, water heater, refrigerator, etc.)

• Toilet bowl or tank slow to fill

• Toilet runs all the time

• Floods

• Fire/smoke/sparks

• No hot water

• No power (affecting refrigerator)

• Smoke/water alarm chirping 

• Refrigerator failure

NOTE: When calling for emergency service, ensure that a resident will be home and/or key permission is granted.      

Non-Standard/Non-Emergency Service Requests:

All non-emergency service requests must be approved by the resident’s Mutual unless otherwise noted. 

Mutual 14 residents are authorized to call for priority service through Security after hours, and they are authorized to call for non-emergencies only if they are paying for the service.

For all Mutuals, if key permission is not granted, appointments for service can be scheduled based on the department’s earliest availability. 

Service Maintenance does not service items that are non-standard to Leisure World.

Approved Contractors List

Residents must contact an outside contractor in these situations; a list of approved contractors can be found through the Physical Property Department. 

For more information, call 562-431-6586, ext. 352.

For more information and to request a service repair order, call Service Maintenance at 562- 431-3548, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

Security can be reached during non-business hours at 562-594-4754, Monday-Friday before 8 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday. 

Movie Nights 2023

Movies will be shown on the gigantic screen at the Amphitheater on Friday nights starting at 8:30 p.m. (start times will be adjusted as days get shorter). Bring friends and family for a free movie night. The Minibus has “on call” service to movies beginning at 7:15 p.m. Call 431-6586, ext. 379, and a bus will arrive within 10 minutes. A bus is available to take residents home after the movie.

• July 7—Top Gun Maverick: After 30 years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads Top Gun’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice.

PG-13 | 2h 10min | action, thriller

• July 21—80 for Brady: A group of friends made it their life-long mission to go to the Super Bowl and meet NFL superstar Tom Brady.

PG-13 | 1h 38min | comedy, drama, sport

• Aug.  4—To Be Determined

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

PG-13 | 2h 31min | drama

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

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

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

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

Bathroom upgrade

Most LWers eligible for free grant to remodel bathroom

Leisure World residents who have trouble stepping into the shower for any reason are likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. For nearly two decades, the City of Seal Beach has run the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents of Leisure World modify their bathrooms making them easier for seniors to use as intended.

The units in Leisure World were built in the 1960s, before ADA regulations were established. As a result, the fiberglass tub/shower combinations can be a challenge for seniors to use. The funding from the County of Orange and HUD is used to modify these fiberglass units to make them more accessible to the residents for free.

How is it done? The side wall of the existing fiberglass tubs are cut to just a few inches from the floor. The tubs are then refinished with a new coat of fiberglass to look like new, and a custom glass shower door is installed. The process converts the tub/shower combination into a functioning shower. This eliminates the need for seniors to lift one leg up and over the tub wall; which is particularly dangerous when standing barefoot on a wet surface.

The Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program is an innovative City Program designed to provide the residents with a more convenient and safe method to access the bathroom shower. The grant funds can also be used to build an in-shower bench, add grab bars and/or replace an existing toilet with a high-boy toilet; further assisting seniors.

To qualify, resident households must meet certain income guidelines. Savings do not disqualify you. All applicants must be over 55 years of age and have a gross annual household income less than or equal to the Orange County levels listed below:

• One-person household: $75,900

• Two-person household: $86,750

• Three-person household: $97,600

In addition to the income requirements, a licensed medical doctor must complete the Doctor’s Analysis Form (included in the application) that rates the physical condition of the applicant with respect to mobility problems, pain with movement, or trouble with balance. This rating allows the program to help the applicants who are in the most need first until all the funds are spent.

The bathroom improvement process is coordinated by CivicStone (www.civicstone.com): a company hired by the City of Seal Beach to review all applications and manage the construction improvements with the approved contractors. Once approved for the program and scheduled for work, the improvements usually take less than a week to complete.

“Many residents get confused on the application process,” said Monique Miner, program administrator. “They don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade. We are just a phone call away and can help residents apply for the completely free upgrade. But don’t delay completing your application, because funds are limited!”

Applications are currently being accepted and are available online at https://www.civicstone.com and from the City of Seal Beach’s website. 

For more information email monique@civicstone.com or call 909-364-9000.

Stock Transfer

Registration is required for pets and caregivers in LW

The Stock Transfer Office, part of the Mutual Administration Department, maintains records of all stock ownership for the Mutual corporations and membership records for the Golden Rain Foundation. New residents have photos taken for GRF identification cards here as the office also issues ID cards. 

Stock Transfer also maintains mandatory registrations for caregivers and pets in Leisure World.

Residents are limited to two four-legged pets per apartment, and pets must be registered at Stock Transfer. 

Pet registrations are renewed annually in December/January. Watch the LW Weekly and LW Live email alerts for reminders.

Registration is also mandatory for caregivers in LW. 

Caregivers must carry passes with photo identification for registered caregivers, even if the caregiver is a family member. 

Caregiver passes expire at the end of December and June each year, and must be renewed.

Also, legal representatives, including powers of attorney, conservators, executors and court ordered administrators are issued service passes. 

Stock Transfer also processes forms for adding or deleting names from Mutual stock certificates in cases of marriage, death, non-resident co-owner, etc.

Stock Transfer mails year-end packets during the last week of December. They contain four annual guest passes per membership certificate. 

The Stock Transfer office is located in the Administration Building on the first floor. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

GRF Pet Policy 

Resident pet owners are reminded that GRF policy requires dogs to be leashed and under the control of the pet owner at all times on trust streets. 

The leash should be no longer than six feet. 

The policy also states that pet owners are responsible for damages or injury caused by their pets or support animals. 

For more information on the GRF pet policy, visit lwsb.com, click GRF, then GRF Governing Documents to find GRF Pet Ownership Rules, 50-1023-1.

If a pet constitutes an immediate risk or danger to people, other pets or trust property, the owner will be asked to immediately remove the pet from trust property.

Stock Transfer Mail Slot

In order to provide timelier service, the Stock Transfer office has an exterior mail slot on the wall near the LW Administration sign. The slot will provide safe, convenient access during non-business hours. Residents do not have to wait in line or until the office is open to conduct business.

Documents must be in sealed envelopes and include the resident’s name, and phone, Mutual and unit numbers, along with a brief explanation of the business action. No postage is needed.

Decal Service

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

The office is located in Building 5 near the Copy and Supply Center.

Appointments are not required. 

Decal issuance is on a first-come, first-served basis.


GRF Meetings

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

Fri., April 14 Architectural Design Review Committee 

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Thu., April 20 GRF Administration  Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., April 21 Finance  Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., April 24 Strategic Planning Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tue., April 25 GRF Board of Directors Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m. 

Mon., May. 1 Recreation Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., May 2 IT Services Committee

Conf. Rm A 10 a.m.

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

Mutual Meetings

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

Thu., April 13 Mutual 12

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Fri., April 14 Mutual 3

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Mon., April 17 Mutual 15

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Tues., April 18 Mutual 14

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., April 19 Mutual 5

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Wed., April 19 Mutual 7

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Thu., April 20 Mutual 2

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Thu., April 20 Mutual 11

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Mon., April 24 Mutual 8 (Open forum 9:15)

Conf. Rm A/Virtual 9:30 a.m.

Mutual 12 Town Hall Meeting

Shareholders in Mutual 12 are invited to attend a town hall on Tuesday, April 18, from 1-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.  

Topics include the 2023 Annual Elections, voting on governing documents revisions and amendments requiring a vote of the members.  

Specifically, the updated revised Occupancy Agreement, the restated amended bylaws and the amendment to bylaws to authorize exclusive use patios will be covered.

Mutual 7 Candidates Forum

Mutual 7 invites its shareholders to meet the candidates  for their Mutual board on  Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Meetings and Elections

By Ripa Barua 

election specialist 

The 2023 annual meeting season begins May 16. The fever-pitch of activity will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 Mutuals host their annual meetings.

The annual meeting and election season begins in January and concludes at the end of June. There are often many questions about this time of the year and why these activities are important. Here are the most common questions and their answers.

What is an annual meeting and how is it different from a regular board meeting?

The Mutual corporations and the GRF are required to have annual meetings in order to report to the membership their activities during the past year. Directors read reports concerning finances, infrastructure, accomplishments and goals for the future. An annual meeting is similar to a state of the union speech as directors are limited to presenting reports whereas business is conducted at board meetings.

Who can attend annual meetings?

Shareholders/owners are encouraged to attend their Mutual annual meeting (see schedule on page at right).

Are the elections and annual meetings held on the same day?

The ballot counting for your Mutuals election will be conducted at the annual meeting.

How often are elections conducted?

Most Mutual boards of directors are elected annually.

How many ballots will I receive?

Everyone will receive two ballots due to the GRF bylaw amendments. 

Should I separate the voting-portion of the ballot before mailing it in the envelope provided? 

No, return the full legal-sized ballot in the envelopes provided.

Has my ballot been mailed?

Check the election schedule (below ) to see when the Mutual ballots were mailed.

There are three people who live in my unit; do we each receive a ballot?

One ballot is mailed to each unit on file. The unit represents one share of stock/voting power. Per Mutual bylaws, if there are multiple owners of one membership (unit) in the corporation, despite the multiplicity of owners, they shall jointly have only one vote.

Can I use a proxy or designate someone to vote on my behalf?

Depending on your Mutuals election policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. To ensure the ballots integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.

Are write-in candidates permitted?

There is a space on most Mutual ballots for write-in candidates. However, for the vote to be properly cast for the write-in candidate, that candidate must be nominated at the annual meeting (called “nominated from the floor”) and must be present to accept the nomination.

My mail is forwarded to a post office box or an address outside the community. Will my ballot be forwarded to me?

No. As the voting rights are tied to the unit, ballots are all mailed to the units. However, a replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services toll free at 949-556-3936 to request a replacement ballot.

The candidates on my ballot are running unopposed; why should I vote?

Your participation in the election process is critical for the operation of this community. Every vote counts! Additionally, the return of your properly cast ballot ensures that your Mutual will obtain the necessary number of votes to produce the annual meeting and counting of ballots.

I do not know the candidates running for my Mutuals board of directors; why should I vote? 

Read the candidate Statement of Qualifications (often referred to as a resume or biography) included with the ballot for information. Ask candidates questions on topics that are important to you. Attend meet-the-candidates events. Ask your friends and neighbors their opinion.

If you decide you still do not want to cast your votes for any of the Mutual candidates, you are still strongly encouraged to vote by checking the box labeled abstain from voting-ballot counted for quorum only portion of the ballot. This lets you participate in the election process by returning a properly cast ballot.

I have heard a quorum is necessary before the ballots can be counted. What is a quorum? 

A quorum is the minimum number of members that must be present to make Mutual annual meeting proceedings valid. In the case of elections, your participation in the voting process, i.e. your properly cast ballot, counts as your attendance. A quorum of at least one-third for some Mutuals and half plus one for some of the Mutual corporation membership is required before the Mutual ballots can be counted.

I lost my ballot or cannot remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?

Call Accurate Voting Services toll free at 949-556-3936 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm if your ballot was received.

Where do I mail the ballot?

The yellow-and-blue mailing envelopes are postage-paid and pre-addressed to the Inspector of Elections, Accurate Voting Services, Inc., P.O. Box 6117, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6117. Drop the ballot in a U.S. Mailbox as soon as possible. Your ballot must be received before noon on the business day BEFORE the annual meeting. You may also hand deliver your ballot to Clubhouse 4 on the day of the annual meeting. See instructions on your ballot for further information. Do not forget to sign the outside return envelope.

I still have questions about annual meetings and elections. Who can help me?

Contact Rosie Estrada, Stock Transfer manager, at 562-431-6586, ext. 346, or Ripa Barua, election specialist, at ripab@lwsb.com for assistance.

The election schedule is provided below to assist with dates for your specific Mutual and save the date to attend your annual shareholder meeting.

Bylaws Language Amendment

Every Leisure World residence will receive a ballot this GRF election cycle asking for a vote on a GRF bylaw amendment to ensure that only members of a Mutual can vote on their Mutual’s GRF representative. Voters must vote “yes” to pass the bylaw amendment.

Ballots will be mailed to GRF members in even-numbered Mutuals around May 5. Ballots for residences in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 17, who are selecting GRF representatives this election cycle, will include the bylaws amendment provision (see fact sheet at left). 

A vote ratifying the bylaws change would assure that each Mutual’s GRF representative is selected only by that Mutual’s members.

The bylaws proposal also asks GRF members to amend articles to gender neutral pronouns. See below for the amended language.

By-Laws of the Golden Rain Foundation

ARTICLE I. General Purpose and Offices 

No Changes

ARTICLE II. Membership No Changes

ARTICLE III. Meetings of Members

Section 3. Notice of Meetings. Notice of meetings, annual or special, shall be given in writing not less than ten nor more than sixty days before the date of the meeting, to members entitled to vote thereat by the Secretary or the Assistant Secretary, or if there is no such officer, or in the case of his that person’s that person’s neglect or refusal, by any Director or Member.

Such notices or any reports shall be given personally or by mail or other means of written communication and shall be sent to the member’s address appearing on the books of the corporation or supplied by him the Member to the corporation for the purpose of notice, and in the absence of said address as herein provided, such notice shall be given as provided in Section 601 of the California Corporations Code.

If a member supplies no address, notice shall be deemed to have been given to him the member if mailed to the place where the principal executive Office of the corporation, in California, is situated, or published at least once in some newspaper of general circulation in the County of said principal office. Section 9. Quorum

a. The presence in person or by proxy or ballot of 33 1/3% (33.33%) of the members of record in good standing at any meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at said meeting except for the  election of directors whereby quorum is based on 33 1/3% (33.33%) of the  members of record in good standing of the Mutual that is voting for their  respective GRF director representative, not all GRF members.

Section 13. Inspectors of Election. In advance of any meeting of Members the Board of Directors may, if they so elect, appoint inspectors of election to act at such meeting or any adjournments thereof. If inspectors of election be not so appointed, the chair chairman of any such meeting may, and on the request of any Member or his proxy shall, make such appointment at the meeting in which case the number of inspectors shall be either one or three as determined by a majority of the members represented at the meeting.

ARTICLE IV. Officers 

No Changes

ARTICLE V. Board of Directors 

No Changes

ARTICLE VI. Election of Directors 

No Changes

ARTICLE VII. Duties of Officers

Section 2. Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to preside at meetings of the Corporation and Board of Directors in the absence of the President and to perform such other duties as ordinarily pertain to this his office.

Section 4. Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to account for all funds to the corporation at its annual meetings and at any other time upon demand by the Board of Directors, and to perform such other duties as pertain to such office. Upon his retirement from office, he the Treasurer shall turn over to the Treasurer’s his successor or to the President all funds, books of accounts or any other Corporation property in his possession.



The President shall appoint such standing or special committees as may be provided by resolution of the Board of Directors, or as he the President may deem necessary for the administration of the affairs of the Corporation, and to carry out the purposes of the Corporation, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.


Finance No Changes



Section 2. Inspection of Records. The books of account and minutes of proceedings of the members and directors shall be open to inspection upon the written demand of any member at all reasonable times during office hours, and for a purpose reasonably related to his the person’s interest as a member. Such demand shall be made in writing upon the President or Secretary of the Corporation.


interfaith council

Community Church Pastor Johan Dodge (r) presented Rev. Lisa Rotchford from Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal Churches with a gift for her service leading the Interfaith Council at the end of its Good Friday and Passover Service on April 8. The Council gave Rotchford a small carving that celebrates St. Brendan’s voyage to America. “We’re all rowing together,” said Rotchford as she accepted the gift.

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 1:12.

Pastor’s Message

Ever wonder about the origin of the some 5,000 to 7,000 languages and/or dialects that the world has today? The answer is revealed in Genesis 11: God had instructed people to fill the earth. Up to this point, there was only one language spoken. 

People moved east and settled in the plains of Shinar, where they began to build structures.  As they built, they began to stray from God. Only 100 years had passed since the flood.

Genesis 11:4 describes the scene: “Come let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is to the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole world.”  God takes notice of their defiance and their desire to bring glory to themselves rather than to their creator. His response in verse 7 states, “Come, let us go down and confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”

The Lord scattered the people all over the face of the earth; each with a different language.

God had disrupted their ability to communicate, which caused the dispersion of mankind throughout the world, just as he had instructed. These days the glory of God is known throughout the earth.  

Weekend Services

Sunday services are traditional services from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 p.m. with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogak at the piano. Janet will sing a solo hymn this week as well.   

Saturday services are  more contemporary with Gregory Black leading worship with guitar accompaniment. The service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Midweek Studies

Melli Herrera leads the Women’s Bible Study on Mondays from 10:30-11:45 a.m. 

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

The Thursday Bible Study group, led by Elder Jack Frost, meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

All are welcome to join.

Scripture of the Week

“Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song” Isaiah 12:2.


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

For more information, call 562-431-8810.

Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study

The Christian Women’s  Fellowship  and Bible study group will meet on Monday, April  24, at 10 a.m.  in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.  The group’s new study is in “A Woman’s Walk with God” by Elizabeth George. For more information, call Jean Davidson at 562-431-0597 or Margie Singleton 562-594-8100.

Christian Fellowship & Fun Club

The Christian Fellowship and Fun Club will meet on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Members are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service to the meeting. Coffee and water will be provided.

The entertainment for the evening will be a club favorite, the Cornerstone Women’s Quartet. 

All residents are invited. For more information, contact Cliff and Betty Vanderwall at 562-455-62118

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church will hold a rummage sale on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22.  People can bring their unwanted items to the Parish through Thursday, April 20. Items may be brought to the side of the rectory Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Items accepted include collectibles, home decor, small appliances, kitchen accessories, women and men’s accessories bedding, antiques, small furniture, health care items (walkers  or wheelchairs) children toys or baby toys and games, holiday decor, pet accessories, tools, craft items, sporting goods, bicycles and more. The church will not  accept  used clothing, books, paint or chemicals, large appliances, bulky furniture or mattresses.

For more information, call  562-430-8170.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The  Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Hymn Sing is held on the fourth Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

This week’s sermon: One of the great blessings of the spring/summer season is the abundance of fresh, delicious fruit.  To witness the initial buds turn to blossoms, then into tiny fruit, which ripen into mature fruit, is to see a promise fulfilled.  God knew Christians would understand spiritual truths more fully if he used nature to illustrate important concepts.  The pictures of trees, vines and fruit are used throughout the New Testament to demonstrate the growth, discipline and productivity of believers.  

Pastor Chuck will begin a series this week titled, “The Good Fruit We Bear.”  Even very mature, old trees can produce sweet, attractive fruit. How much more that principle applies to very mature Christians.  This week’s focus is on the fruit of Love, as described in Galatians 5:22-23.  

Bible Study: The book of Acts lays the blueprint for God’s plan and his purpose for the church, the people of God, on this earth. Not only does Acts present the plan, it also reveals the source of power in the plan.  The same power that ignited the early church is available to the church today.  This is an interactive Bible study, moderated by Pastor Chuck, with participation by students.  

Contact: More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com.

Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling 562-357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. Carolyn van Aalst is also available at 562-343-8424.

Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.

Beit HaLev

Today, Thursday, is the last day of the eight-day Passover Festival. Readings for the Eighth Day of Passover morning services are: Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 / Maftir: Numbers 28:19-25 

Beit HaLev will have Passover services this morning in the “Zoomagogue” at 10:00am PDT on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit. People can also view on Facebook at www.facebook.com/galityomtov or YouTube at www.youtube.com/beithalev8816.

Beit HaLev Zoomagogue also holds a Shabbat evening at 5 p.m. at the above links.

Shabbat Ma’ariv services are Friday, April 14, at 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. and include the counting of Omer. The Omer is literally a measurement of barley but it serves as a method of counting the 49 days needed to arrive at Mt. Sinai. Beit HaLev counts each day until the holiday of Shavuot, giving each day a virtuous attribute so that souls may ascend and purify before celebrating the Giving of the Torah. 

The regular First Triennial Cycle Shabbat Torah reading is from “Sh’mini,” (Eighth Day) from Leviticus 9:1-10:11. Following the seven day ordination ritual for the new priests, Aaron, his sons and their families, undergo a purification process before they can begin conducting services and performing the ritual sacrifices.  Tragedy strikes when Aaron’s sons, Nadav and Avihu, bring “alien fire” into the Holy of Holies; the young men are literally vaporized by HaShem.  And their father, Aaron, remains silent.

All Beit HaLev services, including Festival services, use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and doesn’t believe in labels. It considers all religions holy and valid. To join Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.  

Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Faith Christian Assembly

As Faith Christian Assembly prayerfully sends Pastor Sheri and Gary Leming off to the Grace International Conference in The Woodlands, Texas, for a few days of education, prayer, fellowship and refreshment,  it looks forward to having Pastor Gwyn Vaughn back in the pulpit on Sunday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. 

Pastor Vaughn has experience and wisdom to share, and always has a wonderful Bible-based teaching to edify and encourage people. 

After the service, join Faith Christian Assembly the following Wednesday, April 19, as it welcomes brother in Christ, Pastor Curt Cornelius, at the 11 a.m. Bible study. 

Pastor Curt has a passion for God and for being used to fulfill his purposes.  People will be blessed to hear this servant of God as he speaks a Biblical message from a heart that reveals a passion for God.

All LWers are invited to join for what promises to be two blessed times of worship, the word, and fellowship. 

There will not be an evening service on April 16. 

Weekly Sunday service times are held at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday morning Bible Study is at 11 a.m. People can call the church office for the most updated schedule information.

Faith Christian Assembly is located at 13820 Seal Beach Boulevard. To receive a free monthly newsletter, or more information on the church and its services, call 562-598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net, or visit www.fcachurch.net.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold a service on Thursday, April 13, to celebrate the last day of Passover. The service, led by Rabbi Mike Mymon, will be on Zoom only at 10 a.m. Yizkhor will be recited at this service. 

On Friday, April 14, Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi    Mike Mymon will conduct the service on  Saturday, April 15, via Zoom at 10 a.m. 

Saturday’s Torah portion will be Shemini from the Book of Leviticus. Shemini (Eighth) opens with the consecration of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). Two of Aaron’s sons are consumed by a fire sent from God when they attempt to offer a “strange fire.” God describes the animals, birds, and fish that are permissible and prohibited for consumption, as well as some laws of ritual purity. 

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.  

LW Baptist

Emmanuel, a name for Jesus, means “God with us” or “God is our friend and always near.” Jesus said, “Behold I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

Divine friendship, God’s nearness and the strength he provides is the theme for LW Baptists Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

The Men’s Fellowship Group will meet on Monday, April 17, to explore how ancient Israel’s neglect of God’s word led to idolatry and violence in society, much like today’s world. 

The midweek prayer meeting on Wednesday, April 19, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, to ponder why the Bible says God links his greatness with the city of Jerusalem. 

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

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton Street in Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings on the second and fourth Sundays. 

Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. 

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

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment the week of April 17–23 is Matthew 18 and Luke 10.    

The devotional “Come, Follow Me” says “When you ask the Lord a question, you might receive an answer you did not expect. ‘Who is my neighbor?’ Anyone who needs your help and love. ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ A child. ‘Is it enough to forgive an offender seven times?’ No, you should forgive seventy times seventy.”

Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s

“The Peace of the Lord be with You” is the theme for   Redeemer Lutheran and St. Theodore’s Episcopal church’s Sunday worship service on April 16.  

Residents are invited to join the community and share the word with Communion and hymns at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided.  

As part of Redeemer’s outreach mission, people are encouraged to bring cans of soup to be distributed to those in need in the local community.  

For more information about the service or the work of the church, call 562-598-8697. 

Community Church

While Easter is now in the past for most grocery and department stores, the season of Easter will continue on at Community Church. 

This Sunday, April 16,  the church continue the Easter  season with message titled “A Mission that Cannot Wait.”  The church will look at three passages of Scripture:  Acts 2:14a, 22-32; 1 Peter 1:3-9 and John 20:19-31. 

As always, the word Gospel means “good news” and those who are in need of some good news are welcome to join the service in person or online on Zoom and on Facebook at @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. People can contact the church office to receive the Zoom link.  The  in person Sunday service is followed by food and fellowship.

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

Buddha Circle

Buddha Cicle will meet with Ven. Kusala on Saturday, May 6, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community and presents Buddhism in a simple way.  The group is interactive and those who attend are encouraged to ask questions. 

Donations are welcome and will support Ven. Kusala in his teachings. For more information, call 562-431-7275.


Sunshine Club

Triumph over technology

The Sunshine Club will sponsor  a free hour-long workshop featuring Leisure World’s longtime technology experts, Tina Schaffer and Jeff Plum of Computer Images Plus on Friday, April 14, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

This user-friendly workshop is for anyone who wants the joy that comes from understanding how to navigate the world of often-confusing screens and functions of a home computer. People will leave with helpful handouts and the insights from the war stories and phish tales that have befallen others. 

Enjoy a sense of mastery after learning to:

• Avoid scams on the computer and smart devices.

• Navigate a cell phone purchase, including what information people need to take with them.

• Avoid getting scammed at the store.

• Make the transition to a new phone  go as smooth as possible.

• Create a checklist before buying a new phone.

•Demystify Cloud storage and determine if it is needed.

• Decide which Cloud storage service to use.

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

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

Celebrate GAF’s 50th anniversary on April 22

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) has served Leisure World for 50 years, since 1973.

The GAF will celebrate this remarkable anniversary on April 22  from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Clubhouse 6.

Beginning at 11 a.m., there will be an opening ceremony with the City of Seal Beach Mayor Thomas Moore, Council member Nathan Steele, Assembly Woman Janet Nguyen and GRF President Marsha Gerber. 

There will be free food for the first 500 residents, and the food trucks will serve free hot dogs and chips at 11:30 following the opening ceremony. Everyone needs to get a special ticket to get that complimentary lunch from the GAF. Jimmy’s food truck and Lucille’s BBQ will be available for lunch. 

 Entertainment will include three musical acts plus dancers for residents to enjoy outside Clubhouse 6. Entertainers include 20 Hui O Hula dancers accompanied by ukulele players, the Aloha Club, Second Wind and Coconut Breeze. GAF thanks Optum for providing a large tent for entertainers and the audience. 

Inside Clubhouse 6,  guests will learn about the services the GAF has provided over the years with photo displays and artifacts from some of the many GAF projects that supported through volunteers or partnerships with other organizations. It will also showcase the ongoing programs offered to Leisure World residents.

There will be a face painting booth inside Clubhouse 6 for grandchildren.

The GAF will set up booths from the City of Seal Beach, Optum, Alzheimer’s Orange County, Elim Acupuncture Group Inc., Financial Partners Credit Union, and more for residents to walk through.  

 The GAF has organized and implemented many programs that benefit the community.  The goal of the GAF is to empower residents to lead purposeful and healthy lives. 

The GAF’s core programs include the Hospitality Center,  Mobility Aids Program, Income Tax Preparation, quarterly document shredding services and environmental programs which include the quarterly battery and florescent bulb collection.  

The GAF recently facilitated a collaboration with top Orange County agencies that focus on aging. This collaboration includes the Council on Aging, Alzheimer’s Orange County and the Adult Protective Services  that is based in Leisure World.  Some of the programs offered by the collaboration include: Friendly Visitors, which are trained volunteers who regularly visit or call isolated individuals, and the Reconnect Program which provides short-term private comprehensive services to seniors experiencing emotional challenges and overall health barriers. The GAF also partners with the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy and Adult Protective Services, which serves to protect seniors from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

 This celebration was made possible by many organizations’ generous sponsorship including  DLD Insurance, Optum, the City of Seal Beach, On-Site Home Sales, Inc., Leisure World Korean Community Church, Korean American Club, Seal Beach Cornerstone Church, Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church, Financial Partners Credit Union, Elim Acupuncture Group, Inc., Pyung Kang Church, and Union Evangelical Church. 

 For more information, text 562-301-5339.

LW Birthday

On  March 28, Hans Reimer celebrated his 80th birthday as the Fitness Fusion class sang “Happy Birthday” to him.

Japanese American Club

The Japanese American Club will meet on Saturday,  April 15, at noon in Clubhouse 3,  Room 2. The guest speaker will be attorney Tomohiro (Tommy) Kagami from Lamb & Kawakami, LLP. The firm has offices in downtown Los Angeles and Redondo Beach.  He will cover the importance of having a trust and estate planning. He is bilingual in English and Japanese. There will be time for questions after his presentation.  

The luncheon will be Bento Box for $12 each. The phone ladies will contact only the paid members for orders.  This year’s membership free is $10. The meeting is open to all residents. 

Call Michie Kimura at 714-317-1102  for more information.

Concerned Shareholders

The Concerned Shareholders group will meet on Thursday, April 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m. The group will discuss  the changes to the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Bylaws that will be voted on in the next Mutual election. 

GRF Director Carole Damoci will be speak on the changes to the Bylaws and the major committee changes regarding the Golden Rain Foundation. There will be time for questions after the presentation.

 All shareholders are invited to join the meeting. 

—Mike Supple


Over 650 pounds of batteries collected

Golden Age Foundation (GAF) volunteers collected over 650 pounds of batteries for recycling on April 4. Residents brought their used household batteries to the Clubhouse 2 parking lot where volunteers collected, sorted and packed batteries for shipment to the recycling facility. 

While the GAF’s new, donation-based battery recycling program  cost around $1.50 per pound, it is dramatically cheaper than the $4-5 per pound  the GAF was paying last year. 

Over 305 shareholders saved used batteries to properly recycle through the program. Volunteers had to turn away several residents toward the end of the event after reaching the  recycling collection’s maximum capacity of 650 pounds. 

While the GAF plans on holding another household battery collection event in four months, Leisure World residents can take their batteries (of all sizes), paint cans, cleaners, oils, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients, as well as E-waste such as televisions, tablets, cell phones and computers to Orange County Waste and Recycling for free all year long. The nearest facility is located in Huntington Beach, 8.5 miles from Leisure World,  at  17121 Nichols Lane, Huntington Beach, California, 92647 at Gate 6. The facility is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday  through Saturday. To receive  more information,  call 714-834-4000. 

The Golden Age Foundation would like to thank the community for its commitment to recycle as well as all the volunteers who helped run this event: Linda Johnson, Martha Goossens, Geneva Potepan, Cheryl Falconer, Dave Forney, Teresa Danton, Anna Derby, and Carl Kennedy.

— Carl Kennedy

March Security Incident Report

The following is the Security Incident Report for the month of March. It has been edited for brevity and clarity.


March 27, 10:25 p.m., Mutual 17

Orange County Fire Authority was called to the  scene, which was a false alarm; no fire or smoke.


March 1, 6:25 p.m., Mutual 11

An unknown person removed a resident’s motorcycle cover.

March 2, 4:45 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident stated her purse was missing from her residence.

March 7, 11:51 a.m., GAF Office

An unknown person removed walkers from the office.

March 8, 2:45 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed a resident’s property from the laundry room area.

March 10, 12:16 p.m., Mutual 14

An unknown person removed Amazon boxes from a resident’s front porch.

March 17, 4:17 p.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person cut the lock on a storage unit in the carport and removed a DVD player.

March 20, 3:05 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown person removed a box from the porch.

March 23, 12:01 p.m., Mutual 4

An unknown person removed a resident’s umbrellas from her patio.


March 7, 7:14 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident reported her neighbor’s dog barking. No barking was heard upon Security’s arrival.

March 11, 10:06 a.m., Mutual 10

A resident complained of a barking dog. No one was home. The dogs continued barking, and a pet citation was issued.

March 20, 7:20 a.m., Mutual 10

A resident complained of a barking dog. No one was home. The dogs continued barking, and a pet citation was issued.


March 4, 11:21 a.m., St. Andrews Drive/Golden Rain Road

Two moving vehicles collided in the intersection; one vehicle went into the canal.

March 13, 1:55 p.m., St. Andrews Drive/Church Gate

Unknown moving vehicle struck parked vehicle and fled the scene.

March 14, 1:08 p.m., Main Gate Exit

A moving vehicle struck another vehicle from behind while waiting for the light to turn.

March 17, 2 p.m., Mutual 15

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.

March 19, 8:55 p.m., Mutual 10

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.

March 29, 1:53 p.m., Mutual 1

An unknown moving vehicle struck the roof of a carport and fled the scene.

March 30, 1:10 p.m., Main Gate

Two moving vehicles collided while exiting the community.


March 12, 8:05 p.m. Mutual 6

A resident complained of hearing banging on their wall. No noise was detected at the scene.

March 18, 9:30 p.m., Mutual 14

A resident reported noise coming from the neighboring unit. No excessive noise was detected upon arrival.

March 30, 2:26 p.m., 12:23 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident reported  noise coming from the neighboring unit. No excessive noise was detected upon arrival.

March 31, 9:15 a.m. Mutual 3

Ongoing resident complaint regarding noise.


March 2, 3:33 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident fell while getting out of his vehicle, but did not require hospital transportation.

March 3, 11:10 a.m. On-Site Sales

A resident became ill on the shuttle bus and was transported to the hospital.

March 12, 6:15 p.m., Mutual 4

A resident fell in the pool area and walked home.

March 16,10:03 a.m., Mutual 12

A resident fell out of scooter but did not require transportation to the hospital.

March 20, 1:24 a.m., RV Lot

A Security officer on the RV lot patrol heard a resident yelling for help. Security found the  resident with a broken ankle. The resident was taken to the hospital.

March 25, 4:36 p.m., Mutual 5

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

March 28, 12:47 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident tripped over a garden hose and was taken to the hospital.

March 28, 1:04 p.m., Mutual 3

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

March 30, 2:30 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation to the hospital.


March 3, 6:03 p.m., Mutual 3

A lost resident was found and escorted home.

March 17, 6:13 p.m. Mutual 3

A resident was found wandering and escorted home.

March 21, 4:10 p.m., Mutual 3

A resident was found wandering and escorted home.


March 2, 1:30 p.m., Security Office

A visitor engaged security officers in a verbal altercation.  Seal Beach Police Department was called to the scene. The visitor fled the scene before SBPD arrival.

March 3, 8:37 a.m., Mutual 3

An unauthorized yard sale  was shut down.

March 3, 10:07 a.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing issue with an unauthorized yard sale. Security shut down the sale.

March 8, 11:50 a.m. Mutual 16

Resident dispute over the feeding of wild animals.

March 8, 10:47 p.m., Mutual 2

SBPD was called to investigate a report of a suspicious person. The person was not observed by SBPD.

March 8, 6:15 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident complained about the service received from a LW Weekly delivery person.

March 9, 3:40 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident dispute regarding the use of the table tennis area.

March 10, 11:07 a.m., Mutual 3

Security was called over a possible family dispute. Resident was speaking loudly; no dispute.

March 11, 4:30 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing issue with resident involved in inappropriate behavior.

March 12, 11:30 a.m., Mutual 3

A resident complained of a  son causing a disturbance. The son was not at the scene upon Security’s arrival.

March 13, 6:54 p.m., Mutual 4

Ongoing resident dispute regarding harassing comments.

March 15, 5:52 a.m., Mutual 2

Residents were engaged in a dispute over a traffic incident.

March 15, 6:05 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident was involved in a dispute with visiting daughter. The daughter left the community.

March 16, 6:10 p.m., Mutual 1

An unauthorized person was using laundry room and exited through St. Andrews Gate.

March 18, 12:04 p.m., Mutual 9

Ongoing resident dispute regarding the feeding of wild animals.

March 22, 6:25 p.m., Mutual 4

A vendor was working past the official stop time and  stopped work when notified.

March 23, 7:51 p.m., Clubhouse 6

A resident caused a disturbance in table tennis area. Police were called to keep the peace. 

March 24, 9:58 a.m., Mutual  12

A resident was involved in a dispute over a past loan and a mean-spirited card that was sent.

March 25, 8:18 a.m., Mutual 1

Security advised a vendor of the no-work rule on weekends.  The vendor stopped work immediately.

March 28, 10:40 a.m., Mutual 15

Phone scammers attempted to have a resident send money. The resident refused and contacted SBPD.

March 29, 11:56 a.m., 1:55 p.m., Administration Office, Clubhouse  6

Ongoing issue with a resident causing a disturbance regarding the use of amenities.

March 31, 1:06 a.m., Mutual 6

A resident wanted a caregiver to leave; caregiver did what the resident asked.


Paramedic calls: 139

Theft: 8

Traffic Incidents: 7

Death Investigations: 8

Lost Residents: 3

Injuries: 9

Noise Complaints: 4

Fire Reports: 1

Pet Complaints: 3

Grand Total: 182


Sponsors helped make the 50th celebration a reality

The Golden Age Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, April 22, at Clubhouse 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This event would not be possible without the donations from many generous sponsors. Many of these donors are organizations who give annually to the GAF to support the free events the GAF puts on throughout the year for residents.

 Seal Beach Pyung Kang Church donated $500 to help the GAF celebrate its 50th anniversary.  The church was founded 10 years ago, by Pastor Sam Do Kim, with Sunday services held at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, every week. For more information about Seal Beach Pyung Kang Church, contact Pastor Sam Do Kim at 949-514-4346.

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church has been an annual donor to GAF since its founding. It is led by Senior Pastor Jung Hyun Lee and is an inter-denominational church. It holds a worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby and on Wednesdays in  Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in learning more about the church can contact Pastor Jung Hyun Lee at 310-749-0577.

The Union Evangelical Church matched Sa-Rang Church’s donation. 

Representatives from Seal Cornerstone Church, Senior Pastor Peter Kang, Treasurer Jong Kim and church Elder Paul Im  donated $1,000 to the event. Seal Beach Cornerstone Church has been a consistent donor since its founding in 2010.

Seal Beach Cornerstone Church Sunday services are held in Clubhouse 2 at 9:45 a.m. 

Anna Derby, Golden Age Foundation presiden,t received a GAF 50th Anniversary Celebration sponsorship of $1,000  from Dr. Yeung Kwon of  Elim Acupuncture Group, Inc. and his wife donated $1,000 to the anniversary event.

Dr. Yeung H. Kwon, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, has been practicing for over 28 years. He currently practices in the Health Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the goal of opening  appointments every day for the convenience of Leisure World community residents.

Yeung H. Kwon has lectured in LW about how acupuncture, cupping and herb therapy help to restore health and relieve pain.  The therapies are effective for many conditions including a wide variety of chronic conditions, and improving the immune system and body energy. 

 In his practice, Kwon helps people understand how these therapies can help restore the body’s energy, correct imbalances in digestion, absorption, energy production and restore balance to the body.

Elim Acupuncture Group, Inc. has been practicing in Leisure World for a year now. 

All residents are welcome to join the event to celebrate 50 years of “neighbors helping neighbors.”  

For more information about the event, text 562-301-5339 or visit www.GoldenAgefdn.org.

How to turn on closed captions on your TV

Loud televisions often make up the majority of noise complaints in Leisure World each month. As people age and their hearing begins to change or diminish, watching TV and movies can become more difficult without turning the volume to its loudest setting, which then disturbs neighbors. 

For deaf individuals or people who are hard of hearing, satellite television, streaming services and more offer closed captions and subtitles to make watching television easier. 

XFinity: First, turn on the program you want to watch, then  press the Down arrow or OK button on the remote. Next, press the Left arrow to move to the “Closed Captioning CC” option and press OK with the remote. Choose to turn captions On, then you can customize the font size, color and formatting of your subtitles in the “Closed Captioning Options” menu.

Spectrum: Press the Menu button on the remote control, then scroll to “Settings & Support” and press OK/Select. Next, click on the Accessibility tab. Choose between Closed Captioning  or Descriptive Video Service to turn captions on. 

DirecTV: Press the Info button on the remote control, then  press the Right Arrow button to get to Closed Captioning (CC). Select CC, and captions will turn on. You can personalize caption options with the following steps: Press the Menu button, click on the Settings option, then press the Right Arrow button to get to the Accessibility option and press Select. Navigate using the Up and Down arrow buttons to the make the changes you need.

RSVP for Senior Prom May 6

Leisure World residents are invited to dance the night away at the city of Los Alamitos’ Senior Prom on Saturday, May 6, at the Los Alamitos Community Center from 3-6 p.m. 

Tickets are now available for purchase online. Presale tickets are $8 per person and $10 at the door. The theme this year will be ‘70s disco and will feature a live band, dinner,  photobooth and more. 

For more information about the event, contact Community Services Coordinator Gilberto Arteaga-Cejamy by emailing garteaga-ceja@cityoflosalamitos.org or calling 562-430-1073, ext. 516.

How to place an Obituary

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

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

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

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

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

Check out the SB Farmers Market

The local Seal Beach Farmers Market is open, rain or shine, every Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 

At the farmers market, residents can get fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables. One vendor has oranges, grapefruit, and other citrus fruit. 

People can buy more than produce at the farmers market. One vendor provides beef jerky of various flavors and another provides cakes, cookies, pastries and breads. Aldo Flores, the manager of a regular vendor, sells peanuts, candies and natural snacks. 

Those who are looking for a quick lunch can also stop by the farmers market on Tuesdays from the Famous Tamales booth. 

The Seal Beach Farmers Market is located at 13960 Seal Beach Boulevard, near the Dollar Tree.  

SBTV-3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, April 13

4 pm       Cabaret: Love is in the Air

5:30 pm  Cruise of Memories

6 pm Road Trip: National Parks

6:15 pm Vintage Vehicles

7 pm McGaugh Second 

Grade Concert

8 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

9:30 pm Damas: Looking for a Logo

10 pm T&A Ranch Round Up 

Friday, April 14

4 pm McGaugh Pagent of the Arts

5 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

6 pm Morty Potter and the

Philosopher’s Bagel

7 pm Return to Torrenzio

8 pm Vintage Vehicles

9 pm Road Trip: Eastern Canada

10 pm Freedom to America 2014

Saturday, April 15

4 pm McGaugh Second 

Grade Concert

5 pm Council on Aging

7  pm LAUSD

8 pm Bob Cole Conservancy 

9 pm NOCE Christmas

9:30 pm Korean War Veterans

10:30 pm Road Trip: National Parks

10:45 pm Road Trip: Eastern Canada

11 am Vintage Vehicles

Sunday, April 16

4 pm Cruise of Memories

4:30 pm Return to Torrenzio

5:30 pm T&A Ranch Round Up

7:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

8:30 pm Rollin Thunder

9 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10:30 pm Coastal Conversations

11:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

Monday, April 17

4 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

5 pm Entertainers Swing 

6:30 pm Vintage Vehicles

7 pm Seal Beach Planning

Committee Meeting: LIVE

8 pm McGaugh Second 

Grade Concert

9 pm Cruise of Memories

9:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

10 pm Morty Potter and the 

Philosopher’s Bagel

11 pm Rollin Thunder/Road Trip

Tuesday, April 18

4 pm Cruise of Memories

4:30 pm Return to Torrenzio

5:30 pm T&A Ranch Round Up

7:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

8:30 pm Rollin’ Thunder 

9 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10:30 pm Costal Conversations

11:40 pm Vintage Vehicles

Wednesday, April 9

4 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

5:30 pm Cruise of Memories

6 pm Road Trip: National Parks

6:15 pm Vintage Vehicles

7 pm McGaugh Second 

Grade Concert 

8 pm Bob Cole Conservancy 

9:30 pm Damas: Looking for a Logo

10 pm T&A Ranch Round Up

*All programming is subject to change.

Mutual 12 

Friday is last chance to get tickets

Tickets for Mutual 12’s shareholder annual luncheon on April 27 are now available.

Tickets must be purchased from a building captain or parcel director before the deadline this Friday, April 14. 

Mutual 12 residents are invited to enjoy a couple of hours with neighbors and friends while enjoying a meal with flavors of the islands.  Join the fun entertainment, door prizes and raffle drawings.  

—Susan Ferraro


In Memoriam 

Randy Eichenberger 63

Donna Le Ziegler 75

Esther Miliots 86

Ronnie Shadic 80

Daniel O’Connor 74

Fred Finder 60

Joan Reyolds 68

Virginia Neilson 75

Kathleen Sweet 80

Marjorie Pounds 92

Jo Sue Powers 88

Patricia Kelley 78

Connie McNally 79

Jorge Jimenez 61

German Cuevo 82

Nelinda Chavez 75

Marlin Czajkowski 67

Joseph Jeter 70

Fiatuiga Vaifanua 82

Catherine Gehrke 66

Gloria Stephan 91

Gary Garrett 85

Beatrice Fisher 71

Wesley Nicks 63

Eugenio Fleta 78

Doeun Huon 64

John Adamoli Jr. 61

Charlotte Pecor 79

Gary Fogel 65

Priiscilla Balboa 88

Donald Kane 81

Phyllis Bihner 88

Rosemary Escobedo 92

Lillie Stewart 79

Elizabeth Clare 80

Wayne Small 72

Dorothy Briggs 96

Etty Kanawati 92

Mary Ann Waddlell 67

Lisati Ueigitone 66

Rose Marie Tuohy 78

Glenda Gabel 85

Robert Skinner 57

Luz Barahona 67

Cheryl Burrell 72

Dennis Pikus 77

Donald Stewart Merritt Jr. 66

Galina Vaintrub 90

Joann Mullens 88

Families assisted by 

McKenzie Mortuary,


— paid obituary

Arts & Leisure

Friends of the Library

LWers can now choose a free book from the library’s extensive collection on their birthday. Patrons may select any book; all they need is a LW ID. For those with Sunday birthday or whose birthdays fall on a day the bookstore is closed, come in the next day. 

 The Friends of the Library is making this offer to express its thanks to the LW community who have so generously supported the store with donations and purchases despite cold winds, rain, masks and COVID. “We survived and thrived together as one,” Friends of the Library volunteer Pat Kruger said. 

If spring cleaning is on your agenda, consider culling your book and puzzle shelves and donating them to the bookstore. 

—Pat Kruger

Commmunity Karaoke

It was the liveliest of evenings on April 5. Karaoke night was buzzing with excited singers and a happy audience. The audience appreciated several up-beat gospel songs for Easter week sung by Ellen Brannigan, Vito Villomar and Rob Illingworth. A delightful gospel tune “One Day at a Time” was Nina Todorov’s selection. 

While celebrating several birthdays, members enjoyed chocolate cake and some fun duets sung by Tony Tupas and Nina DeRosa, Susan Kelleghan and Vinny Correnti and Donald Horning and Elizabeth Butterfield. Ray Geierman, William Young and Ed Jablonski each gave the audience energetic and entertaining performances with folks dancing to the music.

Karaoke is held on Wednesday nights in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30. The audience is always pleased to hear the many good voices of over 30 regular members. 

A busy Monday afternoon from 1-3 in Clubhouse 6 is karaoke practice for those wishing to try a new number or fine-tune a favorite song. Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson


Butterfield back by popular demand

The Garden Club will meet Monday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Following her fantastic presentation at the March meeting, Elizabeth Butterfield, resident of Mutual 8, is back this month to share her secrets of using succulents in designing a garden to enhance its beauty and practicality. She will offer simple ways to use and enjoy these easy-to-grow and drought-resistent plants.

Butterfield studied art in Monterey and successfully developed her own individual personalized style as a mixed media artist. Her passion for art carries over to her love for floral and garden designing. Her understanding of color, composition and form is evident in her art and design.

The We Care table will be set up in the lobby for donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards and cash. 

All are welcome to attend. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after the meeting.

The yard of Leida and Tony Neidecker at 1691 Sunningdale Road, Mutual 14, 52-G has a lovely installation of native and succulent plants. Garden Club member Terese Smith said the attention to detail in the garden is spectacular.

Mother’s Day brunch tickets may sell out

The GRF Recreation Department will host a special brunch to honor Leisure World mothers on Saturday, May 13, in Clubhouse 4 at 11 a.m. The event will be catered by Country Gardens Caterers. This is always a huge success and tickets are expected to sell out this year, so now is the time to save the date and drop hints to family members who would like to treat mom. 

An elegant repast will include an egg and sausage strata, strawberry crepes, fresh fruit and pastry platters, sparkling cider and more. Moms and guests will be serenaded by classical harpist, Peggy Skomal. Mothers may want to treat daughters too, and both are welcome so plan to join us the day before Mother’s Day. 

Reservations are on sale for $34 and are available at the Recreation Office in Building 5. Those wishing to buy a table of eight ($250) or sit with a group should inform the events coordinator when purchasing. All seating will be assigned by GRF if no request is made. Inquiries may be directed to Recreation at mayokab@lwsb.com or by calling 562-431-6586 ext. 476. Those buying individual tickets may pay online on lwsb.com.

Tournament Poker

The April 1 tournament was won by Wendy Wu. Wendy is a resident of Mutual 2 and has lived in LW for 13 years. 

She’s been a Poker Club member for nine years and this is her 15th tournament win. Besides poker, Wendy plays ping pong and enjoys reading and spending time with her LW friends.

Second place was Barry Brideau; Guta Banser came in third; and Doug Wolfe in fourth. Tony Canfora dealt the final table.

High hand was (KKK77) held by Guta Basner; second high hand was a full house (JJJ1010) held by John Berten; and the promo hand was 8-3 held by Roger Montero.

The club is looking for new players. For more information, call Carole Damoci at 562-405-4965.

Tournaments are the first three Saturdays of the month starting at noon. Arrive at least 30 minutes early.

Traveling Tigers

The Traveling Tigers Club will meet on Wednesday, April 19, at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The meeting will begin with a potluck; bring a dish to share and, if possible, your own plate, silverware and cup. 

A short business meeting will begin at 1, followed by a discussion of travel tips and hacks. The club members share an interest in traveling, and have a wealth of experience to share. Between the group, members have been to a majority of the world’s countries and territories. These seasoned travelers know what works and what doesn’t.

Club President Edward Hickman began traveling in 1972 on a two-month trip to Europe with a Eurail Pass and a book titled “Europe on $5 a Day.” Nowadays you can’t even stay home for $5 a day. 

Next, he started going to more unusual places with trips to the Soviet Union, Greenland, Svalbard and Morocco. He has been traveling ever since, as have many of the club’s members. People are invited to share stories and advice. All are welcome.

—Edward Hickman

Hula dancers will perform at GAF’s 50th anniversary

Last week, hula dancer Harry “Hap” Pedigo special ordered 30 one-of-a-kind hairclips, made of exotic tropical flowers, for his hula ohana/family. 

The handmade hair adornments—each unique in designs —are for the dancers who are participating at the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) 50th anniversary celebration (see page 11 ).

The gifts brough so much joy to the class that it was almost like Christmas. 

The club gives a big mahalo/thanks to the kind and generous Hap. Hui O Hula dancers are ready to share their aloha in dancing as well as show off their hair embellishments. 

Even without a hairclip, Hap will also be entertaining by Clubhouse 4 on the morning of Saturday, April 22. Hula lessons are offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. All are welcome. 

For class or performance information, call 562-431-2242.

Photo by Jojo Weingart 

Hui O Hula dancers wear fresh flowers in their hair. The flower clips were purchased by Harry “Hap” Pedigo (front) for the GAF 50th anniversary celebration.

Lapidary Club 

Longtime Lapidary Club member Aletta Stephen will be moving to Arizona after being an active member for nearly 20 years. Over the years Aletta worked on almost every activity that the Lapidary Club offers, including silver smithing, lapidary, beading, glass and wire-wrapping. Aletta has always been willing to serve as a mentor to others in learning how to do the various crafts. She has made everything from necklaces, bracelets and earrings to “wild women” figures. 

The club’s display case, right outside the Lapidary Club, shows off Aletta’s creative talents. The showcase contains good examples of the kinds of things that people can make in the Lapidary Club. People can visit Clubhouse 4 to see the club’s revised display case and say goodbye to Aletta. 

Chain necklaces are all the rage these days. A wonderful class is being offered by talented jeweler Paul Polinski in the Lapidary club on Wednesdays from 12:30-3 p.m. There is also a concurrent class on Thursdays from 12:30-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

The classes are six consecutive week, limited to only four students per class. People can can join anytime, space permitting. Students will learn how to fabricate a sterling silver necklace and a sterling silver pendant. There is a one-time class fee of $25, plus the cost of sterling silver rings to make the necklace which costs approximately $15. The cost of a sterling silver pendant is approximately $5-$10 depending on the size. People can sign up for the class in the Lapidary Room.

—Jan Friedland

Aletta Stephen stands outside of the recently updated display case outside the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4. It contains some of the jewelry that she has made during her 20 years in Leisure World.

Those who love to sing all genres of Christian music are encouraged to join the Good News Singers meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. For more information, contact Janet Ray at 562-206-5894.

Decades of bounty-hunting inspire LWer’s new book

Debbie Bollinger, a Leisure World resident and 25-year veteran of the bail industry, has funneled her decades of experience working with fugitive recovery agents, also known as bounty hunters, into two new books: “Justice for Ashton” and “Justice for Blake.” 

It goes like this: D. J. Douglas, owner of D. J.’s Bail Bonds, along with her crack team of fugitives pull out all the stops to locate and apprehend their fugitives: bail jumpers. The adventure has them trek all over California and into Europe. 

They have to determine who is lying, and who may be telling the truth. The team develops some rather unconventional tactics to get to the truth and determine the actual location of their “skips.” 

The books were written using behind-the-scenes knowledge gathered by Bollinger throughout her career. 

The two books are available in the LW Library. People can also purchase their own copies online at Barnes and Noble, Amazon Books, and on Kindle.

GRF excursion tickets on sale now

Tickets are now available online and at the Recreation office in Building 5 for the first trips of the season. All prices include transportation and gratuity. Sales have been brisk. Sign up for events as soon as possible.

The first excursion of the season will be Sunday, April 30, to see “Under the Skin” at the Long Beach International City Theater. The show revolves around protagonist Lou needing a kidney. His estranged daughter Raina has one to spare, but does he deserve it? Tickets are $61, including transportation.

On May 17 and June 1, the LA Opera will hold two evening performances of “Otello.” Due to the special low pricing and limited seating, residents may submit their names for a drawing and will be randomly chosen for either date. Tickets including transportation are $34. The drawing will be held after April 14, which is the last day to get your name in.

Stars on Ice is on the agenda for May 20 at the Honda Center. The 2023 Stars on Ice tour will boast an international cast of Olympic, World and National Champion skaters sure to entertain all ages. Tickets are $45, all inclusive. 

On June 9, the Angels will take on the Mariners. Tickets are now available at the Recreation Office or on www.lwsb.com for $65.

For further information, contact mayokab@lwsb.com.

Enjoy big band swing April 16

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing Big Band Swing and jazz standards under the direction of Jeff Plum. The Velvetones play at LW Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sunday evenings at 6.

The Big Band sound—that uniquely American combination of reeds, brass, and rhythm which defined the nation’s popular music for more than three decades and still pervades the public consciousness—is the Velvetones signature.

They vividly bring this classic music to life, authentically recreating the style, musicality, and essence of Swing Era band music. They pepper their repertoire with contemporary pop hits to broaden their audience. 

Whether it be a well-known big band standard, contemporary jazz showcase, sentimental vocal ballad, or a hard swinging brass feature, the Velvetones provides a unique and complete package of musical entertainment.

Entertainers Club

On Saturday, April 15, celebrate with Entertainers Club members Sandy and Eric Nelson and Susan Sinner. 

They will present an evening of relaxing nightclub style music at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Eric and Sandy will present piano stylings with appropriate percussion, and Susan will bring her professionally skilled vocals to music by Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini and the movie “La La Land.” 

Bring snacks and libations and sit back and imagine being in a 1940s night club like Rick’s in Casablanca. Admission is free but space is limited, so people are encouraged to arrive early. 

For more information, contact club President Eric Nelson at 562-320-2659 or email renelson50@hotmail.com.


Swing and tango classes commence

Last week in East Coast Swing, club members worked on pivots, and in tango, on the “La Puerta,” a fun step wherein the partners first create a zigzag movement, after which the follower performs a step and pivot. This movement will get lots of attention on the dance floor.

Each class begins with a review of the previous week’s material before moving on to new concepts. East Coast Swing is at 2 p.m., followed by tango at 3 p.m. 

Classes are every Monday in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. The class is for everyone, from never-danced-before beginners to advanced. 

No partner is necessary; class will rotate so everyone dances. The cost is $7 per person for one class, $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Jackie at 310-743-9373.

—Troy Palmer

Yahtzee Club

The Yahtzee Club meets on the first, third and fifth Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. Play begins at 1 p.m. The club will meet on April 21. There will be a halftime social. 

On March 31, the winner for most Yahtzees was Doris Dack. The highest score belonged to Sharon Toomey. The lowest score was Julie Milburn. The door prize winner went to Lois True. 

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

RV Club Bingo

The Leisure World RV Club’s will meet on the third Tuesday of the month, April 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Dinner and the general meeting start at 5 p.m. 

The club will serve pizza and drinks. Members should bring a side dish or dessert. It’s April which means bingo night. In May, the club will meet for its annual outdoor picnic at Clubhouse 1. 

For more information, contact lwrvclubsb@gmail.com.

Saturday Morning Dance Class

Two dance classes are held every Saturday in Clubhouse 6, Section C, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 

In April, Candice Davis will teach West Coast Swing on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Argentine Tango at 10 a.m. 

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

 —William Young

Authorspeak returns in May

byTaylor Greene

LW Library

The LW Library is excited to announce the upcoming slate of authors who will visit Leisure World to speak with interested readers. From May to September, the library will host an author each month just outside the library at Veterans Plaza.

First up on Friday, May 5, New York Times bestselling mystery author Naomi Hirahara will discuss her latest works, including her upcoming historical mystery book “Evergreen,” the sequel to her hit book “Clark and Division” set in 1940s Chicago.

On Friday, June 2, veteran, artist, and memoirist Robert Richert will take people through his time in the Vietnam War as a drafted civilian and through struggles both mental and physical that he endured while in Vietnam, as well as his healing process in the years afterwards with his book “Open Wound.”

On Friday, July 14, USA Today bestselling thriller author Kaira Rouda will talk about her career as an author and her upcoming book, “Beneath the Surface,” which follows two sons and their families as they try to curry favor with their billionaire father who invited them to spend a week on Catalina Island.

On Friday, Aug. 11, author of “Montauk” and “The Show Girl” Nicola Harrison will discuss her new historical fiction novel, “Hotel Laguna.” The novel follows trailblazer Hazel Francis, from the factories of World War II to the sun-splashed beaches of Southern California, on a daring journey to demand more for herself.

Finally, on Friday, Sept. 8, New York Times bestselling mystery thriller author and James Patterson collaborator, Rachel Howzell Hall, will speak about her experience writing books that keep people guessing until the very end, including her recent titles “These Toxic Things” and “We Lie Here.”

A selection of books from each author are available to borrow from the library for people who would like to read them before the upcoming visits.

All events will take place at Veterans Plaza and run from 11 a.m.-noon. Following the author’s presentation, there will be a a short question-and-answer session, and then the author will be available to sign books. 

Refreshments will also be provided to those in attendance, so people should arrive early. 

Genealogy Club offers free workshops

Each Thursday, the Geneology Club offers short classes known as “Theme Thursday” in the Genealogy Club library at 1:30 p.m. These classes are open to everyone. The April schedule is as follows:

• April 13: Free genealogy workshops

• April 20: DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)

• April 27: DNA testing

The library is located at the east end of Clubhouse 3. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, email lwgenealogy@gmail.com.

Opera Club

The Opera Club will screen the Chinese opera “Tea: a Mirror of Soul” on Tuesday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3. 

Club President Margaret Gillon will introduce this artistic work by composer Tan Dun, who has focused on the age-old Chinese tea ceremony—that has persisted to the present day—for a symbolic meaning that causes us to wonder.

Act 1 introduces us to Seikyo. a high monk of noble birth who pours himself a cup of tea from an empty teapot while thinking back 20 years earlier, when he approached the emperor during a tea ceremony with the purpose of asking for his daughter Lan’s hand in marriage. 

He is in turn asked by the Emperor to recite a tea poem. But at that moment, a visitor from Persia arrives offering 1,000 horses for the Book of Tea, a volume filled with wisdom and secrets. 

Unhesitatingly, Lan’s brother, the Prince, produces the book from his sleeve, but Seikyo disputes its authenticity, as he is convinced the real Book of Tea resides with his teacher Luyu, a tea sage. Both Seikyu and the Prince challenge each other with a vow to sacrifice his own life if proven wrong. 

In Act 2, Seikyu and Princess Lan travel to find the Book of Tea and fall deeply in love.

In Act 3, they arrive during the tea ceremony at the home of Luyu, the tea sage, to learn of his death, but his daughter Lu agrees to give the Book of Tea to Seikyo and Princess Lan on the condition that they spread its wisdom throughout the world. 

Just then Lan’s brother, the Prince, rushes in and snatches the book. A duel ensues which Princess Lan tries to stop but gets mortally wounded. Dying, Lan drinks a cup of emptiness. The Prince makes good on his vow, by kneeling and offering his sword to Seikyo, who in turn slices his own hair to become a monk. 

The scene ends with the high monk of noble birth drinking a cup of emptiness.

The production is in English with English subtitles. Attendees are invited to wear masks indoors, if desired. No dues or fees are collected. 

For more information, contact Opera Club President Margaret Gillon at MargaretGi@yahoo.com or call her at 562-370-3844.

Sign up today for email alerts

Leisure World residents are invited to sign up for the GRF’s one-way, real time community notification system. LW Live is designed to keep people informed during emergencies and get the word out about safety, recreation and governance issues. 

All you need is an email address. 

To sign up online, log onto www.lwsb.com and click the “LW Live” icon to the right.

Health & Fitness

On April 4, LW Bicycle Club members Sue and Ron Lee (l-r), Fred Edworthy, Gary Southern, Yasmin Merali and Jack Yelen traveled to Mountain High and enjoyed the abundant snow. The club meets for the rides on Sundays (with breakfast) to  El Dorado Park, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Everyone must wear a bicycle helmet and safe shoes. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Czra at 818-209-5075.

Joyful Line Dance

Joyful Line Dance meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and has multiple leaders who take turns leading the class. 

For safety, classes are limited 35 people on a for first-come, first-served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are recommended.No membership is required, but donations are accepted. 

 For more information, text 562-301-5339.

Lunch Cafe – Meals on Wheels OC

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 Drive, Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, starting at 11 a.m. It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. 

Sugar free desserts and water packed fruits are used throughout the menu to accommodate diabetics. 1% milk served daily. ** indicates sodium content over 1,000 mg.       indicates a meatless meal. Low Cholesterol, 0% trans-fat buttery spread (Promise) served with bread and rolls. 

Thursday, April 13

Pork tenderloin with honey garlic sauce, brown rice, collard greens, whole wheat dinner roll with Promise, and a sugar free custard.

Friday, April 14**

Baked ham with fruit glaze, yams with marshmallows, chef cut vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll with Promise, and a spring dessert.

Monday, April 17

Garden burger with shredded lettuce, tomato and onion, whole wheat hamburger bun, mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup, fiesta corn and bell pepper salad, and a tropical fruit mix.

Tuesday, April 18 

Crumbled beef with Bolognese sauce, penne pasta, Italian vegetable blend, whole wheat dinner roll with Promise, orange juice, and a sugar free custard.

Wednesday, April 19

Spinach mushroom quiche, sweet potatoes, winter vegetable blend, blueberry muffin with Promise, and canned peas.

The Ballet Fitness Club meets on Saturdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 upstairs. Classes are suitable for all levels—from beginners to advanced, and structured around strengthening muscles and developing balance. Instructor Mel Lockett (center) is very accommodating and makes sure classes are fun and everyone feels welcome. 

Dancing Feet Club

Dancing Feet Club’s April 17 line dance practice is cancelled.The club’s next gathering is a social dance on Sunday, April 23, from 6-9:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The club will resume line dance practice on April 24, from 7-9 p.m.

The club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2:  line dance lesson and practice every Monday from 7-9 p.m., and social (ballroom) dancing every fourth Sunday from 6-9:30 p.m. Come dressed to impress. 

People may bring their favorite snacks and drinks. Alcoholic drinks are not allowed. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required due to limited space. 

For more information, text Ed Bolos at 551-998-4223.

—Ed Bolos

Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. 

Dues are 99 cents per year. For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at 562-304-0880.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day. 

Thursday, April 13

Baked turkey ziti, whole grain roll, green beans with pimentos, mixed fruit, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, and a three bean salad. 

Friday, April 14

Rosemary chicken with creamy garlic sauce, rice pilaf, seasoned brussels sprouts, fresh pear, chicken Caesar salad with lettuce, cheese, croutons, Caesar dressing, and crackers.

Monday, April 17

Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, vegetables, tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade potato salad, and oatmeal cookies.

Tuesday, April 18

Curry chicken, brown and wild rice, zucchini with tomatoes, spinach salad with chicken, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing, crackers, and pears with cinnamon.

Wednesday, April 19

Herb roasted pork loin with honey mustard sauce, barley pilaf, peas and onions, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, Italian pasta salad, and a fresh banana.


Calling All New-Comers to Leisure-World: Join Open-Forum-Discussion for questions regarding Leisure-World-Community. Saturdays/April-15th/April-22nd/April-29th/May-06th/(11:00am-1:00pm). Call/714-654-5434 for Mutual-5 meeting-address. Exp 5/10


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 4/26



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 6/07


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 5/03

40+/Years in LW

License 723262



Clean Windows/Screens/Skylights and Heat-Pump Filters. Small Paint-Jobs Reasonably-Priced. Call/714-365-6179. SB Business License TON0001.  Exp 4/19


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 5/24


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.  Exp 5/03


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 5/03


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

Exp 5/17


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



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 4/19


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

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.  Exp 5/24

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  Seal Beach Business License  AB0001.

Exp 5/24

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.  Diane Hart 714-955-2885.



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


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 7/05



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Exp 6/21


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with/optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann/714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650/Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 5/10



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003.   Exp 4/26


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 5/17


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 5/03


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 7/05


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 5/10


Experienced Korean-Barber at Dal Je’s Salon. 562-626-8122, 562-431-4603. 5-minutes from Leisure-World! Cannot-WAIT -to-Serve You!  PLEASE ask for Sue/Thank-You!  Exp 5/10


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

Exp  7/05


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT, WINDOWS, FLOORS.  CALL PHIL at 562-881-2093.  Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001.  Exp 5/24



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 4/19


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 5/17


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 5/17


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 6/28


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659 ,  (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 6/28


LeeGee Cleaning Services.  Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning,Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly.  7-Days Call/Text Lisa/714-916-7796. SB Business License LEE0004.  Exp 5/03


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 5/03


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001.

Exp 5/17



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 7/05


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


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 6/07


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 5/10


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 5/03

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 6/07



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 4/19



Your moving service, any size job.  Call/310-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 4/26


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Mid-Century Modern Furniture/Antiques/Stain-Glass Windows and Lamps/Miscellaneous-Collectibles/Vintage-Clothing/Jewelry/ETC. 562-243-7229  Exp 5/10


Buying vintage books, posters, maps, photos, paper. Please call 949-295-8581 Matt.  CA License 01894650


Cotton-Lace and Entredeux for Heirloom-Sewing. LOTS of yardage, many-widths and beautiful-designs. Call/860-639-9045. Exp 4/26


Yard Sale. 13141 Del Monte Drive/Mutual-11/Unit-284J, 9:00am-2:00pm, April-13th/Thursday-ONLY. Household-Items/Artificial-Flowers/Miscellaneous-Items. Lots of Precious-Moment-Dolls and Cabbage-Dolls.


Estate Sale – 13180 Nassau Dr., M9 – 210A. Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14 from 8:30-2:00. House full of furniture, including La-Z-Boy floral sofa/loveseat, tiffany style floor lamp, dining set, curio, off-white full size bedroom set. Waterford and Galway crystal. Desk, file cabinet, two safes. Ladies clothing (size S/M). Patio/garden decor, hand truck and so much more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, POB 427, Seal Beach. Business License ESD0001


Patio Sale. Thursday/April-13th & Friday/April-14th, 9:00am-3:00pm. 1661 Interlachen Road, Mutual-11/Unit-286A. Almost-New/ Schwin Women’s/Tricyle. Designer-Purses/Shoes, Men/Women-Clothes, Hats/Kitchen-Utensils/Lots-of-Miscellaneous/Many-Unique-Items. Come browse this GREAT-SALE!


Emerson Wine Cooler. 12-Bottle Holder, Like-New, $60/OBO. Call 562-296-6361.


Yard Sale. April-13th/Thursday, 9:00am-3:00pm. 13760 Eldorado Drive, Mutual-3/Unit-25G. Some-Antique-Jewelry/Kitchen-Decor/Many-Miscellaneous-Items.


Mutual-1,  Building-12, Space-41.  Monthly/$75. Larry/562-430-1080