Taxes due Monday
April 15 represents the traditional deadline day for individuals to file their state and federal income tax returns.
But that isn’t the case this year.
While most Americans will have filed their taxes prior to April 15 anyway, that isn’t the deadline for filing this year. Instead, the vast majority of Americans will have to file their taxes by Monday, April 18.
Why? The answer has to do with a holiday observed in Washington, D.C., called Emancipation Day. This holiday celebrating the freeing of slaves in the nation’s capital is celebrated either on April 16 or, in years when that date falls on a weekend, the weekday closest to that date.
Federal employees, including Internal Revenue Service workers, are given the day off.
This year, April 16 falls on a Saturday, meaning the nearest weekday is on April 15. As a result, the deadline for tax filing is pushed to April 18.
In 2023, the tax deadline day will once again move forward, as both April 15 and 16 will fall on a weekend.
A taxpayer who does not pay the amount of tax due by April 18 may incur late-payment penalties and will be charged interest at the statutory rate.
The late-payment penalty will not be due for taxpayers who pay at least 90 percent of their tax liability through withholding, estimated tax payments or with Form D-410 by April 18.
Pay tribute to special mothers next month
Mothers and mother figures are celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. For this Mother’s Day on May 8, the LW Weekly is asking residents and their families to share what makes their mothers or mother figures, past and present, special.
Email your stories to rutho_news @lwsb.com for inclusion in a special tribute in the May 5 edition. Include full names and Mutual numbers. People can also send in high-resolution jpgs (300 dpi). Submissions are due no later than April 28 and are subject to editing.
Financial statements are in this edition
The GRF and Mutual 2021 audited financial statements are included in this edition, April 14, of the LW Weekly. For information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 388.
YOUR COMMUNITY PAPER
Your weekly slice of LW life has a lot of ingredients
Each Wednesday, 7,500 copies of the LW Weekly are delivered to the Amphitheater for distribution to every LW doorstep. The newspaper is a community fixture dating from 1962, when the first residents moved in. The paper is owned by the Golden Rain Foundation and gives editorial priority to LW residents, seeking to accommodate every submission under GRF guidelines.
One of the primary goals of the paper is to provide a platform for every resident.
A professional team of content, production and graphic design editors produce the paper, which is printed on an offset web-press that produces a high-quality product using the latest printing technology at the lowest price available.
The LW Weekly is free to residents, and much of the cost is offset by advertising. Ad prices are higher for premium space—like the front page—because the newspaper knows that more people read that section of the paper. These high-traffic areas also sometimes feature color advertising.
Every issue has a ratio of color and black-and-white pages, as an all-color paper would be prohibitively expensive. Advertisers pay more for color ads, which are placed on color pages. Once the color advertisements have been placed, stories and photos submitted by residents can be printed on these color pages at no added cost.
Residents often ask why their pictures aren’t printed in color. Since space is at a premium, editors will choose the strongest photos for their color pages. Sometimes, there are more requests than space available. Or the photos won’t reproduce well because they do not meet resolution specifications.
LW Weekly editors hear this and other questions over and over again: Why are some clubs always in the newspaper and mine isn’t? Why won’t this article fit? Why is that article longer than mine? Why did you edit that out? Why can’t my story run exactly the way I wrote it? Why is my article at the bottom of the page? Can’t you add just one extra page? Why can’t I submit the information after the deadline?
Be assured that editors can answer every one of these questions. All you have to do is ask, and hopefully some of those questions are answered here. There is always a reason that your articles and pictures are printed in a specific way.
Producing the paper is like putting together a big jigsaw puzzle every week. The first step is determining how many pages that week’s issue will have. The page count is determined by the percentage of advertising in a given issue. Pages can only be added in multiples of four, so it is not possible to add just one page for a little extra space in any given edition.
Once the week’s advertisements are booked, the editorial hole is determined. The goal is to have a 60/40 ratio of ads to editorial copy whenever possible. After the COVID-19 shutdown began in March 2020, the LW Weekly shrank to an unprecedented 24 pages on average, so the ratio has been closer to 50/50.
In normal times, the page count was around 32 and sometimes 36 or 40. As of today, 28 pages is becoming the norm, as advertising is beginning to return to pre-pandemic levels.
Once that week’s news hole is determined, space is apportioned to each section in the paper—Arts and Leisure, Religion, Community, Health and Fitness, Government, Perspectives, General News, and Puzzles and Games.
The production team processes all photos, art, game pages and advertisments, including display, classified, professional directory and real estate.
Editors process every submission—from emailed to handwritten—using Associated Press style and LW Weekly design standards for consistency. GRF policies also dictate submission guidelines.
The editorial deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. for the next week’s edition. The time is needed to edit and format the scores of letters, stories, photos, columns, schedules, press releases, etc., that come in; determine how much space will be needed; and design the pages with art, headlines and cutlines.
Pages are built using premier page-layout software called Adobe InDesign. Then they are printed and proofed at least four separate times in the never-ending quest to find those elusive typographical errors.
The deadline to file corrected editorial pages is Tuesday at noon. Production then takes over and converts the InDesign files to PDFs, which are proofed one last time. Early Wednesday morning, the files are uploaded to Reed Printing, a family-owned, high-quality print house that’s been in business for more than 30 years.
Each week, the web press rolls out 7,500 copies, which are loaded onto a truck at the Ontario plant to make the 55-mile trip to LW in time for a same-day delivery.
News staff is proud to report that the paper has been delivered every week without fail since its inception 60 years ago.
That includes an especially challenging week in the aftermath of a Jan. 4, 1995, flood, the worst disaster in LW’s then-33-year history. That Wednesday, a fierce rainstorm dropped 5 inches of water in a matter of hours. More than 300 residents had to be evacuated to a clubhouse converted into a shelter when the flood-control channel overflowed. Golden Rain Road was submerged in 3 feet of water at one point. Police and fire crews used inflatable boats to transport frightened residents to the shelter. The LW News printed and delivered the usual paper, plus a special edition detailing the devastation and residents’ stories of survival.
The official print date of the LW Weekly is Thursday, and by contract, the distributor has until Thursday at 10 a.m. to get all papers delivered in LW. Most of the carriers are LW residents, and most of them prefer to deliver Wednesdays, so the majority of residents receive their papers that day. Some residents may get their papers on Thursdays, but anyone who does not receive a paper by Thursday at 10 a.m. can call (562) 430-0534 and request a special delivery. There are very few missed papers, thanks to the diligence of LW carriers.
Newspaper production is a complicated and painstaking process. GRF news staff seeks to accommodate every submission, blending them into a vibrant snapshot of LW life to foster community and keep residents connected.
State experienced driest 3 months on record
The results from the April 1 snow survey by the California State Water Resources Control Board are sobering. Low snowpack levels emphasize the urgent need for Californians to save water amid the ongoing, severe drought.
Survey highlights include:
• A snow depth of 2.5 inches and only 1 inch of snow water content was recorded. That is 4 percent of the April 1 average at this location. The statewide snowpack is just 38 percent of average to date.
• Many of the state’s reservoirs are still at below-average levels, and California’s largest reservoir, Lake Shasta, is just 38 percent full. The statewide reservoir storage is at 48 percent of the system’s total capacity.
• April 1 is traditionally when snow water content peaks, yet this year, the Northern Sierra snow water content peaked in mid-January.
This month’s survey demonstrates the severe drought that California continues to endure.
Make Every Drop Count
Implementing changes in daily water use can make a big impact toward ensuring there is enough water supply to meet current and future needs. Here are several actions people can take to help:
• Plant water wise plants and add hardscaping elements to gardens, for example pavers, decomposed granite or bark, to create year-round spaces that eliminate the need to weed, mow, and irrigate regularly.
• Don’t water sidewalks and patios.
• Use a broom instead of a hose to clean outdoor areas and save up to six gallons of water every minute.
• Recycle indoor water for outdoor use. Place a bucket under the showerhead while you wait for the water to warm up, then use it to water your outdoor garden.
• Reduce your shower time to five minutes or less to save up to 12.5 gallons of water.
• Wash full loads of clothes and dishes and save up to 15-45 gallons of water per load.
—from the California State Water Control Board
• Stressed by high temperatures and a record run of dry weather, the Sierra Nevada snowpack—source of 30 percent of the state’s water supply—has hit one of its lowest end-of-winter levels in generations.
• Automatic sensors spread across the Sierras showed snow levels were just 38 percent of normal.
• California’s three-year drought is growing more severe.
Golf Cart Easter Parade Ready to Run Saturday
Rollin’ Thunder, Leisure World’s fast-growing golf cart club, brings back its Easter Parade on Saturday, April 16, from 2-3 p.m. A long line of colorfully decorated golf carts is expected to follow a mile-long route along the community’s thoroughfares and residential streets (see map above).
Participating golf carts will line up and apply any last-minute decorations outside Clubhouse 6 at 1:30 p.m. Cart owners are urged to enter the parade with fully charged batteries or a full tank of gas.
The parade will begin and end there, with special treats for participants at the end.
Contributions of baked goods will be accepted in Clubhouse 6 at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Rollin’ Thunder Club President Tom Davis at (702) 204-5222.
Fax Service Available
Fax service has returned to the LW Library, which is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Faxes are not sent past 3:15 p.m. to allow time for closing procedures. For more information, call the library at (562) 598-2431.
Celebrating LW Centenarians—Phyllis Poper
This is one story in an occasional series profiling some of LW’s most long-lived residents, those who have reached the enviable age of 100 years or more. The series is running in connection with the Golden Age Foundation centenarian event on April 20, which will celebrate these milestones. In most cases, a family member or friend has written the stories.
by Jim Poper
special to the LW Weekly
Phyllis Levonne Lawton was born in Emporia, Kansas, on March 28, 1922. She had two older brothers and a younger sister, now living in Arkansas. When she turned 4 years old, the family moved south to Kiowa, near the Oklahoma border, where her father was postmaster. Kiowa is named for the Native American tribe, and there were Kiowa tribe members in town, though they lived and dressed like everyone else.
One year, the mayor asked the local Native American families to present a program about their heritage. Phyllis still recalls this event, saying it was a privilege to witness. The men wore deerskin pants and played on their grandparents’ tom-toms. The women wore deerskin dresses, well-worn moccasins and necklaces of seeds. They did a side-step in a circle around the center, and young boys wearing loin cloths performed a stomping dance in the center.
Phyllis also recalls when the rodeo came to Kiowa. Its female star Fox Hastings became Phyllis’ idol; she decided then and there that she wanted to be a cowgirl when she grew up, just like Fox Hastings. Phyllis still loves horses and rodeos.
After Phyllis’ junior year of high school, the Lawton family moved to a very small village. Their home there had no indoor plumbing. If you didn’t have a water well on your property, you had to carry water from the town well on the main street. Phyllis’ dad did that each week for their household.
Phyllis said that the move was a culture shock. There were only 14 students in her graduating class. She had always done well in school, but with her brothers away and no money left for her toattend college, she took a job in a general merchandising store, where she learned to candle eggs and sell plug tobacco, yard goods, and fabric like calico and red flannel (for underwear).
She was rescued from small-town life when a cousin offered her a job in a nearby town. Phyllis was to use a band saw to cut two-dimensional shadow designs at the Marlow Wood Cut Factory. Phyllis saved her money, and when a friend heading to California asked her to come along, she quickly said, “Yes!” Her aunt was living in California at the time, so she decided to visit her.
In California, Phyllis learned that Douglas Aircraft Company was hiring, so she applied and got a job. A co-worker there was looking for a roommate, and since the young women got along well, they rented an apartment together in Long Beach.
They were excited to be saving money by cooking their meals and riding the bus. They felt that they were financially getting ahead, and they decided to buy a car together—a 1926 Ford Coupe that had to be crank-started.
But when World War II ended, so did their jobs. Phyllis believes they were the first workers to receive unemployment benefits.
So, what should two young, unemployed women do? Travel, of course! Gas was cheap, so off they went on their journey east across the U.S.
They took their time seeing the beautiful countryside. (They could not hurry even if they wanted to, as the car only went 35 mph.) First, they visited Phyllis’s family in Kansas, and then her friend’s family in Massachusetts.
Phyllis didn’t get to formally attend to college, but she feels this trip across the country was a priceless educational experience. She said that they never felt like they were in danger; everyone they met was nice and helpful. They found that each state had something beautiful and special to offer them.
In Massachusetts, both women got jobs at an airline. Phyllis got a job making flight reservations, while her friend became a flight attendant.
Before they began their trip across the country, Phyllis had met her future husband, Richard, on a blind date. He was in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and they corresponded while he was in the service and she was on her trip. Their communication continued even while she was working back east. Later, Phyllis transferred to Dallas, Texas.
Richard was taking his mother to visit her family in Iowa, and he told Phyllis he wanted to stop in Dallas to visit her. After that trip, Richard completed his service and attended the School of Architecture at USC.
Back in California, Richard had made a decision. He called Phyllis in Dallas and proposed to her over the phone.
Caught off guard, she said, “I have to think about it,” then hung up. Minutes later, Richard called back and asked, “Did you think about it yet?” She immediately said, “Yes!”
In 1940, they were married in Kansas at her parents’ home. Phyllis made her own wedding dress. Her travel friend, Richard’s mother and some of their friends came to the wedding. Their honeymoon was spent driving to Long Beach, where they started their new life together.
Richard and Phyllis raised three adorable children: Roy, Penny and Jim. Currently, Phyllis has three grandsons, one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren. She also has three great-great-grandchildren, and last August, the Poper family welcomed another great-granddaughter. Their family is ecstatic with this latest addition.
During her married life, Phyllis was involved in many service organizations. She was the state president of the California Council of Women’s Architectural League. She volunteered at St. Mary’s Guild and was one of the first docents at Rancho Los Alamitos. She was past president of the LBCC Fine Arts Foundation, a certified member of the Los Altos United Methodist Church, and a member of the Naples Island Garden Club, among others.
Phyllis had a continuing love of education and took classes in poetry, oral history, public relations, bridge, lapidary, sewing, knitting, creative writing, etc. She has published two poetry books, written short stories, and, a few years ago, penned her first novella. She is honored to be a member of the International Society of Poets.
Phyllis’ parents were one of the first residents of Leisure World in 1962. When it was their time, Richard and Phyllis knew that it would be a great place to live.
Before Richard and Phyllis moved to Leisure World, she was honored to be invited into the Long Beach AF Chapter of P.E.O., an international philanthropic group. Once in Leisure World, she transferred to RT Chapter, belonging to the P.E.O. Sisterhood for almost 40 years. She also belongs to the Leisure World Community Church. She is proud to have been a member of the Lapidary Club and the Creative Writers Club.
While Phyllis is not as active as she once was, her experiences with these organizations and clubs were a job. She said that the groups are filled with wonderful and creative people that have enriched her life.
Phyllis turned 100 years old on March 28.
CERT training returns May 3
The Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) invites all residents to learn how to help themselves and others in the community during and after disasters.
The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster-response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency-preparedness projects in their community.
Students must attend all dates below to become CERT certified.The training will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from May 3-June 9 from 6-8 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The dates are as follows:
Tuesdays: May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, plus June 7
Thursdays: May 5, 12, 19 and 26, plus June 2 and 9
To register, contact Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez at (562) 431-6586, ext. 356, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letters to the Editor
We had the opportunity to attend the fundraising concert for Ukrainian Refugees, which was sponsored by the Leisure World Korean American Classical Music Academy, on April 2 in Clubhouse 4.
It was a first-class event with eight outstanding performers, each with a lovely classical voice.
We have attended some of the Korean concerts in Leisure World before, and they have always been of high caliber.
Thank you, Leisure World Korean American Classical Music Academy, for another great event.
On behalf of the Korean American Classical Music Academy, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all the Leisure World friends who came to the April 2 fundraising concert for UNICEF for Ukraine Refugees. The total donation was $12,816, with 247 people participating. Our officers counted checks and cash many times. We received more checks by mail, and we are going to send all these checks with our letter to the UNICEF office in New York. All other expenses are paid by the Academy.
I am sure everyone enjoyed the guest singers from Los Angeles.
Thanks again to everyone for your participation and donation.
The Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, chronicles historical highlights in this weekly column. People are welcome to visit, volunteer for or donate memorabilia to the Historical Society, which is open every Thursday from 2-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, log on to LWHistory.org or SealBeachLeisureWorldHistory.org.
•April 13, 1967—The Little Theater Group began by performing a play, then hosting an open house to increase its membership.
• April 14, 1966—Residents requested that a stage be built at one of the clubhouses for cultural and social opportunities. Over 21 LW clubs made presentations to the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors. A small planning group was appointed to select the type of stage and which clubhouse would be chosen. The stage ended up in Clubhouse 2.
• April 14, 1977—It was officially announced that the California Army National Guard would take over the operations of the United States Naval Air Station in Los Alamitos. A change-of-command ceremony included a military band and display of the latest military hardware.
• April 14, 1988—The Sweet and Low singing group of Leisure World celebrated its 25th anniversary with an outstanding musical program. Among the soloists was Dorothy Wenger of Mutual 1.
• April 15, 1976-— “Flowers in a Musical Mood” was the theme chosen for the eighth annual Leisure World Garden Club flower show. Competition was open only to members.
• April 16,1970—A bronze sculpture by Dieter Muller-Strach was affixed to the east wall of Redeemer Lutheran Church. The work depicts Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, at the Last Judgment.
• April 17, 1980—Double-digit inflation plagued the Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors in 1980. It was forced to increase several budget items and requested residents reduce unnecessary service maintenance calls.
• April 18, 1968—Members of the Lawn Bowling Club and the Golden Rain Foundation Board gathered around a very large cake to celebrate the club’s fifth anniversary.
• April 19, 1978—Harbir “Bill” Narang become connected with Leisure World, as the company he was employed by, First Columbia, become affiliated with the J.L. Moyer Company. First Columbia was a property management firm with projects in 17 states.
• April 19, 1990-—Seventeen yellow flags had been installed on light poles along Golden Rain Road to remind drivers of the 25 mph speed limit.
LW Weekly Production Cycle
LW Weekly staff often receives the same questions over and over again: Why is my picture not on the color page? Why are some clubs always in the newspaper? Why can’t this article fit? Just add one extra page! Why can’t I submit the information after the deadline? Newspaper production is a complicated and detailed process. The purpose of the LW Weekly production cycle infographic below is to give you an overview of the process specific to the Leisure World newspaper and hopefully answer some questions.
Step 1: Content Gathering
Residents, LW clubs, GRF depart-ments and advertisers provide LW Weekly staff with content includ-ing articles, photos, event reports, community schedules, and classified and display ads.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday. Content is also provided by LW Weekly editors, who cover events and shoot photos.
All submissions are edited to com-ply with Associated Press style for grammar, punctuation and spelling and to ensure copy is aligned with GRF policies.
Step 2: Page Layout & Design
After editors have formatted con-tent, a newspaper dummy, or mock-up, of that week’s paper is created. The size of the paper is determined by a 60/40 ratio of ads to editorial content. Ad space is mapped out in the dummy, and the editorial space is apportioned by section—Arts & Leisure, Health, Community, Perspectives, Religion, and Government—and given to specific editors, who build their sec-tions with processed copy and art.
Step 3: Production
The production team processes photos and designs advertise-ments. All art must be processed per exact specifications for the best print quality. For example, photos must be 300 dpi to ensure sharp reproduction.
On Tuesdays, classified ads are placed and new pages are proofed by at least 3 staffers, who then file them with the production team. Pages must be turned in by noon on Tuesdays.
Step 4: Pre-Press & Printing
Once editors file their sections, the production team assembles editorial pages, display and clas-sified ads, and game pages into one print-ready digital file. This is sent to an off-site facility for offset printing and folding on Wednesday morning. The paper is printed using the CMYK color system that relies on layered dots of color (cyan, magenta, yellow and key-black) to produce a high-quality print job. Page counts must be in multiples of four.
Step 5: Delivery & Distribution
The printer delivers 7,500 folded LW Weekly issues to the Amphithe-ater every Wednesday for distri-bution by Eagle Rock Services, an external newspaper distributor that (mostly) employs LW residents as carriers.
The papers are delivered to resi-dents’ front doors on Wednesdays, although by contract, the distributor has until 10 a.m., Thursday, to complete the weekly delivery.
LW Weekly’s official print date is Thursday.
Step 6: Digital Conversion to www.lwweekly.com
The LW Weekly is also available online. Once all the pages of an edition are converted to PDF format, the file is split into sec-tions and sent to Tecnavia to be uploaded to www.lwweekly.com, providing an interactive version of the paper. A PDF version is also uploaded to the LW website at lwsb.com. All the URL links within the issue have to be manually converted by production staff to be accessible to readers directly from the website.
Step 7: Conversion to VIE (Visually Impaired Edition) Format
Once pages have been filed for the print edition, LW Weekly editors convert their assigned sections to a Visually Impaired Edition (VIE) format. The production team uploads the VIE edition onto the lwsb.com website for vision- and hearing-impaired residents. The service is also available at lwweekly.com. Each online version of the LW Weekly can also be translated into many languages.
Participate in the Voting Process
The 2022 annual meeting season begins May 17. The fever-pitch of activity will continue for the next six weeks as all 16 mutuals and the Golden Rain Foundation 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.
Election Specialist Ripa Barua answers some frequently asked questions.
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’s annual meeting (see the schedule). All GRF members are encouraged to attend the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Are the elections and annual meetings held on the same day?
The ballot counting for each Mutual’s election will be conducted at its annual meeting. The ballot counting for the GRF election will be conducted at a special GRF Board meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, one week before the GRF annual meeting.
How often are elections conducted?
Most Mutual boards of directors are elected annually. The GRF has elections every year but elects directors from even-numbered mutuals in even-numbered years and directors from odd-numbered mutuals in odd-numbered years.
How many ballots will I receive?
Depending on your Mutual, you may receive one or two ballots. Shareholders in Mutuals 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 are scheduled to receive two different ballots: a yellow ballot to elect your Mutual board of directors and a blue ballot to elect your GRF director(s). Shareholders in mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 are scheduled to receive one mutual ballot.
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 (right) to see when the mutual ballots were mailed. The GRF ballots will be mailed May 5.
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?
Proxies are not permissible in GRF elections, but depending on your Mutual’s election policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. To ensure the ballot’s integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.
Are write-in candidates permitted?
Foundation bylaws do not permit write-in candidates for GRF directors. 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. A replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 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.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 don’t know the candidates running for my Mutual’s 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’ve 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, plus one for some of the Mutual corporation membership is required before the Mutual ballots can be counted.
I lost my ballot or can’t remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?
Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm 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. Don’t 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 Assistant Manager, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346, or Ripa Barua, Election Specialist, at email@example.com for assistance.
Presidents’ Council Recap, April 7
The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council was convened at 9:04 a.m. by President Jackie Dunagan on April 7 in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom. The following is a recap of that meeting.
• The regular monthly meeting minutes of March 3 were approved by the Council, as printed.
• SBPD Detective Bruno Balderrama and Detective Sergeant Chris Hendrix presented on the Seal Beach police activity.
• Security Services Director Victor Rocha provided an update on the new gate access system and the schedule of topics for discussion in Mutual meetings.
• Facilities Director Mark Weaver provided an update on SB 1383—Composting, Recycling, Waste Collection and Water Conservation.
• Mutual Administration Director Jodi Hopkins presented the Mutual Administration and Stock Transfer monthly reports and provided an update on the Stock Transfer mail slot.
• GRF President Susan Hopewell provided an update on the search for the execuitve director, discussion on Master Roster distribution, and presentation of DLD insurance at the next month’s meeting.
• The presidents of the Presidents’ Council concurred to advise the IT Department to change the distribution of Master Rosters to the second business day of the month.
• The president of the Presidents’ Council provided comments during the proceedings of the meeting.
The next meeting of the Presidents’ Council is scheduled for May 5 at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom.
LW Interfaith Council
Good Friday/Passover service will be held on April 15 at noon
The Leisure World Interfaith Council invites residents to the 55th annual Good Friday/Passover Service from noon-1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15. Like last year, the Interfaith Council welcomes everyone to the Amphitheater for an opportunity to worship and share in this important holy day for the Christian and Jewish communities. There will be music, meditations and moments to reflect. The Interfaith Council will also be supporting two organizations that help youth in the greater Seal Beach community.
Assembly of God
Service/Gathering Times: Assembly of God meets Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Wednesday morning Bible study is at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Due to Easter Sunday, the Hymn Sing will be held on the fourth Sunday of the month, April 24, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
Sermon: Resurrection Sunday, Easter, is the most significant event in Christianity. People all over the world celebrate Jesus’ victory over death to bring people eternal life. After the devastating, uncertain and cataclysmic events occurring from Thursday night in the garden and leading up to Sunday morning in another garden, one might expect another earthquake to announce Jesus’ resurrection. Instead he appeared to people in personal, relatable situations. Pastor Chuck Franco will bring a message titled “A Victorious Day,” from Luke 24:18-24, 31-35, as LW Assembly of God celebrates Resurrection Sunday.Jesus is still meeting people in personal, relatable ways, providing a pathway to a life of victory.
Bible Study: Many people struggle silently with anxiety, loneliness and depression. Disappointment and failed relationships haunt others. In the past, the religious world has offered little help. Dr. Henry Cloud, in his book “A Healing Body,” offers biblical solutions and principles to those struggling and to those who want to help those struggling. Pastor Chuck begins this five-week study on Wednesday, April 20, at 10 a.m.
Contact: More information about Leisure World Assembly of God 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.
Pastor Chuck’s sermons can be accessed on Facebook (Chuck Franco) and the Faithlife app under the group “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.
Faith Christian Assembly
Faith Christian Assembly invites LWers to join its congregation for two very special services, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. During the services, Faith Christian Assembly will share the one hope that has held up human beings across every continent and culture for 2,000 years of difficult times of poverty, disease, pain, hardship and even death itself: “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.”
People can come and hear more about Jesus, the savior of the world, as Faith Christian Assembly celebrates Good Friday, April 15, in a one-hour service starting at noon and Easter Sunday, April 17, during the 10:30 a.m. service. People are encouraged to bring a friend to the services. There will be no Sunday evening service on Easter.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16, NLT).
Weekly Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 pm. (no evening service Easter Sunday). The Wednesday morning Bible study, taught by Pastor Sheri Leming is at 11 a.m. (there will not be a Bible study April 13 due to the Good Friday service.) Call the church office for the most updated schedule information.
To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, email email@example.com, or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
LW Korean Community Church
On Easter Sunday, April 17, LW Korean Community Church (LWKCC) will hold an early worship service at 6 a.m. Elder Yong Joong Kim will give the opening prayer; the LWKCC choir, conducted by music pastor Dr. Gyu Sam Kim and accompanied by pianist and deacon Min Jung Kim, will lead the praise; and Pastor Hwang Roh will give a sermon titled “The Cross and Resurrection.” There will also be a special praise led by senior deaconess Hyo Jung Jung and a benediction by Pastor In Duk Kang.
LWKCC will hold a Easter Sunday worship service at 11:50 a.m., the choir will sing “Hallelujah” in English, and Senior Pastor Jang Young Yong will give a sermon titled “Jesus’ Resurrection, My Revival.”
Worship at LWKCC is Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. For more information, call (714) 323-0897.
Congregation Sholom will hold an in-person Passover dinner and Seder on Friday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. for those who have made reservations. Rabbi Mike Mymon will conduct the Seder, which will also be available via Zoom.
Rabbi Mymon will hold a hybrid service in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom on Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
This week’s Torah portion for Pesach is from the book of Exodus. This reading tells the adventures of the Israelites as they leave Egypt, cross the Red Sea, receive miraculous provision in the wilderness and face their first battle.
The book club will meet on Tuesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. via Zoom to finish the short story “Zeresh, His Wife.”
Yizkhor will be recited at the April 23 service. There will be a potluck on April 29.
Those who would like to become a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Bass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays; Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary Classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Masks are now optional for all meetings.
Members who are unable to attend Sacrament service in person may request a link from bishop Jonathan Brimley at (562) 716-8309 to watch the services.
The course of study this year is the Old Testament. This week, April 18–24, will be focused on Exodus 18-20.
The Newport Temple is now open. Masks are optional.
Sunday is Easter and the risen Christ himself sets the tone with his assurance, “Fear not; behold I am he who was dead and am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and Hades.” The choir will sing “Christ Arose.” The congregation will celebrate with the Gaither melody, “Because He Lives I Can Face Tomorrow.” Sunday’s solo is Dallas Holm’s “Rise Again.”
Monday men’s group will discuss the need for the New Covenant. The Wednesday Energizer’s group will read Psalm 15 on the theme “The Blessed Hope.” For more information, call (562) 430-8598.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors. This week, the church will be celebrating Holy week and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. People are welcome to worship and explore God’s word together.
The following is a schedule of First Christian Church’s services throughout Holy Week:
Bible Study will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Good Friday service will be held on April 15 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and the evening prayer and Bible study will be held from 6-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Services will be held from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. People can come early to both services from 8:45-9:15 a.m. to enjoy coffee and fellowship.
This week, the congregation at First Christian Church will celebrate along with other Christians the most holy week of their faith, which culminates with the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday morning. “After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lighting, and His clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He has Risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (John 28:1-6).
Scripture of the Week
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (I Peter 1:3).
First Christian church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information on the church, call (562) 431-8810.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe Easter Sunday on April 17. The following is Holy Family Catholic Church’s schedule for Holy week.
Holy Thursday, April 14
Morning prayer begins at 8:30 a.m. The Mass of the Last Supper begins at 5 p.m., followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 6-8 p.m.
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, April 15
The morning prayer begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m. The Good Friday Liturgy begins at noon.
Holy Saturday, April 16
The morning prayer begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Easter Vigil and Mass at 7 p.m. There will not be a 5 p.m. Mass this Saturday.
Easter Sunday, April 17
Easter Masses are on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.
To receive the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com, or visit the website at www.holyfamilysb.com for more information.
In the Christian calendar, Easter is an incredibly important season that lasts 50 days including seven Sundays.
This Sunday, April 17, is the first Sunday of Easter, and Community Church will celebrate with fresh flowers placed in the Easter cross. With the gift of flowers, the cross is transformed, reminding people that they are transformed as each person embraces the love of God.
Those who feel that they have been missing joy in their life or would like a little extra joy this week are invited to join Community Church in worship this Sunday at 9:50 a.m. in person or on Zoom or Facebook.
Community Church has recently been called “the friendly church.” Those who have not visited Community Church before are invited to take a chance, come for a cup of coffee before worship and get a feel for just how friendly and welcoming the congregation is and stay for a powerful and uplifting message that challenges people to grow and mature as followers of Jesus.
Those who are attending the Easter Sunday service on April 17 are asked to come with freshly cut flowers. The cross on the patio will be beautifully arranged in the flowers from the community. Easter lilies, purchased by Community Church and the Korean Community Church congregations, will beautify the altar. An Easter-themed fellowship will follow the Easter Service.
Community Church is on Facebook for livestreamed worship @communitychurchleisureworld. Those who don’t have Facebook and want to join via Zoom can call the church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the link. Community Church will continue to offer online worship for those who either cannot attend in person or do not want to risk exposure.
Those who are in need without another way to address that need may call the church office to leave a message at (562) 431-2503.
Assembly of God
Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. Clubhouse 3, Room 2
LW Baptist Church
Sunday service, 9:45 a.m.
LW Community Church
Sunday worship, 9:50 a.m.
Livestream available on
14000 Church Place,
Friday service, 7 p.m.
Saturday service, 9:30 a.m. Clubhouse 3, Room 9
Livesteam and Zoom
Faith Christian Assembly
Sunday service, 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m.
Midweek Bible Study,
Wednesday, 11 a.m.
Griefshare, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
13820 Seal Beach Blvd.,
First Christian Church
Friday Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.
Saturday Service, 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Service, 9:30 a.m.
Chapel on Northwood Road,
Holy Family Catholic Church
Mass, Mon.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon
13900 Church Place,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Sacrament Mtg., Sunday, 9 a.m.
Sunday School, 1st and 3rd
Sundays, 10 a.m.
Elders & Relief Society, 2nd and 4th Sundays, 10 a.m.
6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach
Outside service, Sunday,
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
13564 St. Andrews Drive,
St. Theodore’s Episcopal
Sunday service, 12:15 p.m.
13564 St. Andrews Drive
“Living a Resurrected Life! Alleluia!” is the theme of Redeemer Luther’s worship services at 9:15 a.m. (outdside service) and 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, April 17. Join Redeemer Lutheran for the uplifting message of Easter, accompanied by organ and choral music in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the administration building where ample parking is provided.
There will also be a special Maundy Thursday/Last Supper service today, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. Redeemer will also participate in the LW Interfaith Council’s Good Friday/Passover service in the Amphitheater from noon-1:30 a.m. on Friday, April 15.
Those who have questions about the services or the work of the church, call (562) 598-8697.
Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, May 7 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, from 9:30-11 a.m., with Venerable Kusala Bhikshu, who is well-known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in a simple way to teach people how to suffer less and become happier.
Buddha Circle is an interactive group, so those who attend are encouraged to ask questions and join the discussion.
Donations will support Kusala’s teachings. For more information, call (714) 468-6887.
Community, pages 16-19
Paws, Claws and Beaks
Club will meet on April 20 in CH3, Room 9
The Paws, Claws and Beaks meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.
Following up on the last meeting’s lecture, the club will discuss how to develop a first aid kit and basic administration of first aid for animal.
The club will also plan the summer potluck picnic schedule. All LW pet owners are welcome to attend and bring their ideas.
For more information, call Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314 or Jackie Hildebrant at (714) 423-8279.
Learn to protect yourself from fraud tomorrow in Clubhouse 3
The Sunshine Club will meet in person on Friday, April 15, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. The meetings will no longer be held via Zoom, and all residents are welcome to join. Face masks are not mandatory but strongly recommended.
Jackie Wiley, education and outreach specialist with the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI), will speak to the Sunshine Club about fraud. The DFPI is California’s financial services regulator, with oversight of state-licensed financial service institutions, products and professionals.
Since 2001, Wiley has dedicated her work in the community to informing seniors on how to recognize the warning signs of financial fraud and scams to help protect seniors from unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices that have led to pandemic-inspired and common financial fraud and scams, as well as to empower Californians of all ages to make informed financial decisions.
Wiley started her career with the DFPI in the enforcement division serving on the front lines of consumer services. She has frequently spoken on financial literacy topics to inform seniors on how to recognize the warning signs of financial fraud and scams.
Wiley’s presentation will be a brief department overview and a discussion of resources, including a variety of financial literacy topics, such as mortgage/foreclosure frauds, home improvement financing (PACE), use of digital methods and more, plus the importance of safeguarding personal finances and information.
For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
GAF will celebrate centenarians with food and gifts on April 20
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) invites those 99 years or older turning 100 this year to sign up to receive a gift from GAF volunteers on Wednesday, April 20, between 11a.m.–noon.
Centenarians’ presence in the community is one of the many things that make Leisure World a great place to live. The GAF would like to acknowledge this special milestone by visiting and providing a lunch for two, plus a gift bag. In the gift bag, the celebrated person will receive a Centenarian Certificate issued by
the City of Seal Beach, a bouquet of flowers and a $25 gift card from Sprouts, all of which was donated by the City of Seal Beach.
In addition to the gifts donated by the City of Seal Beach, centenarians will receive a $25 Ralphs gift card from the LW Korean Community Church and a $25 gift card to Hof’s Hut from the Korean American Association.
The GAF has worked with centenarians’ family members to gather their life stories to share with neighbors and friends in Leisure World.
Those who know someone who is turning 100 years old or older this year can call GAF president Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
For more information, visit www.GoldenAgefdn.org.
The Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, April 16, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shigemi Yokomi will demonstrate tai chi, and Erika Akiyama will teach the Japanese Festival line dance, Tanko Bushi.
Members are asked to bring a dish for the potluck luncheon at the meeting. Those who are not able to bring a dish will be asked to pay $7 toward the purchase of takeout food. The club’s “phone ladies” will contact only paid members. Anyone can join the club for $10 per year.
To join the potluck or receive more information, call Michie Kimura at (714) 317-1102.
Barbecue will be in CH1 picnic area
All LW RV Club members are invited to a barbecue at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area April 19 at 4 p.m. The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, plates and plastic cutlery, plus wine. People who plan on attending are asked to bring a side dish or a dessert.
Call club President Pete Hurd for more information at (510) 909-9685.
American Legion Auxiliary
The next general meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary will be held on April 18 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 1:30 p.m.
This is an important meeting, as the election of officers will be a main topic of discussion. All members have a voting right, but voting only takes place at a general meeting. The final voting will take place in May. End-of-the-year topics will be discussed as well. All members are encouraged to attend the meetings in April, May and June especially.
Flags are available for purchase for $10 from Geri McNulty. The Auxiliary encourages the community to fly a flag especially on the patriotic holidays that are coming up. To purchase a flag, call McNulty at (562) 675-1725.
May is National Poppy Month. Phyllis Pierce, the Auxiliary’s poppy chairperson, is taking names of those who will visit stores and distribute poppies during the month of May. This is the Auxiliary’s major fundraiser for veterans. All money received will be spent to help veterans and their families. Call Pierce to volunteer at (562) 598-3743.
The Auxiliary is beginning to make the poppies for next year’s distribution and asks anyone who is interested to help on Wednesday, April 20, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. Call Piece to volunteer at (562) 598-3743. Volunteers do not have to be a member.
Bingo is played every Sunday in Clubhouse 2 at 1:30 p.m., with doors opening at 1 p.m. The Auxiliary will host the next Bingo on May 1.
Mutual 12 Luncheon
Mutual 12 will hold a luncheon on April 29 in Clubhouse 4 starting at noon. The luncheon will feature a country-western-style box lunch. Tickets may be purchased from residents’ building captains starting April 4 for $8 per resident and $16 per guest/caregiver.
Residents are invited to join their neighbors for a chance to catch up while listening to themes from western movies and TV shows. Winners must be present for drawings and door prizes.
Hands and Hearts United in Giving
Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels and new, unopened travel-size shampoo, soap, lotion and disposable razors. The only clothing accepted is new socks and new underwear for men and women.
To donate, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 or Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6, 62A or Mutual 2, 48A. Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families.
Impaired Vision and Hearing Club
After more than two years, the Impaired Vision and Hearing Club will resume its monthly meetings on Tuesday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Club members are reminded to reserve the handicap bus if they need it.
All Leisure World residents are invited to attend. There will be an opportunity drawing at the close of the meeting.
March 2022 Security Report
The following is the security report for March 2022. It has been edited for clarity and length.
March 4, 11:12 a.m., Mutual 3
An unknown person removed three hangers from the laundry room that belonged to a resident.
March 5, 10:40 a.m., Clubhouse 2
The lock on an emergency storage cabinet was broken. At the time, it was unknown what items had been removed.
March 5, 12:20 p.m., Mutual 7
An unknown person removed a resident’s wallet from an unlocked vehicle.
March 11, 8:13 a.m., Mutual 1
An unknown person removed a folding cart from a patio.
March 14, 2:32 p.m., Mutual 15
An unknown person removed a scooter from a carport area.
March 14, 7:38 p.m., Mutual 15
An unknown person removed a motorcycle from a carport. SBPD arrived at the scene to help.
March 14, 7:45 p.m., Mutual 2
An unknown person removed a bicycle from the carport area.
March 18, 4 p.m., Mutual 7
A resident left a grocery cart near a bus bench, and when he returned, the cart was gone.
March 20, 8 a.m., Mutual 1
An unknown person removed property from inside an unlocked vehicle.
March 20, 2:09 p.m., Mutual 2
An unknown person removed a ladder from a carport .
March 24, 10:57 a.m., Mutual 4
A person removed a resident’s flag and pole. The person escaped the scene on a bicycle.
March 25, 8:34 p.m., Mutuals 3 and 4
A patrol officer observed a person in a golf cart with other items in the back. When the officer approached, the person fled the scene and escaped. The golf cart had just been stolen, along with a mountain bike.
March 29, 12:09 p.m., Mutual 11
An unknown person removed a parked scooter from near a carport.
March 31, 12:11 p.m., Mutual 12
An unknown person entered a unit and removed a resident’s handbag.
March 16, 11:05 a.m., Mutual 11
A resident stated that someone slashed her tires when her car was parked in her carport. She was advised to call SBPD.
March 19, 5:56 a.m., Mutual 11
A resident found damage on the two rear wheels of his tricycle.
March 25, 1:18 p.m., Mutual 14
A resident reported her truck was vandalized with a black marker.
March 25, 2:20 p.m., Amphitheater Parking Lot
An HCC employee observed dents in her vehicle she believes were intentional.
TRAFFIC INCIDENTS: 6
March 2, 12:55 p.m., Pelham and St. Andrews Drive
Two vehicles negotiating turns in the intersection struck each other.
March 4, 1:45 p.m., Mutual 2
A resident struck a lampost while exiting a carport.
March 10, 1 p.m., North Gate
A vehicle struck yellow parking posts.
March 21, 9:13 p.m., Golden Rain Road
A moving vehicle struck fencing. SBPD arrived to assist at the scene.
March 24, 5:55 p.m., 13000 Block of Del Monte
A moving vehicle sideswiped a parked vehicle.
March 26, 2:32 p.m., 13000 Block Thunderbird Drive
A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle, which caused damage.
March 1, 10:25 p.m., Mutual 14
A resident stated she heard noises on the roof. No noise was detected at the scene.
March 2, 4:40 p.m., Mutual 9
Ongoing noise complaint regarding the volume of the TV. Resident turned the volume down.
March 4, 11:32 p.m., Mutual 17
Loud TV noise coming from a unit was reported. No noise was detected at the scene.
March 5, 4:18 a.m., Mutual 1
A resident was asked to reduce the volume on the TV after a noise complaint was called in.
March 7, 5:15 a.m., Mutual 14
A resident heard noises near and above her unit. No one was found, and no noise was detected at the unit.
March 10, 10:33 p.m., Mutual 17
A resident reported a loud TV. No noise was detected at the scene.
March 21, 8:45 a.m., Mutual 15
A resident complained of noise from a neighbor’s unit. No noise was detected at the scene.
March 26, 6:45 a.m., Mutual 17
A resident reported hammering in the neighboring unit. The neighbor was advised and stopped.
March 28, 2:43 a.m., Mutual 10
A resident reported noise coming from the neighboring unit. No noise was detected at the unit.
March 30, 6:02 and 6:55 p.m., Mutual 6
Ongoing noise complaints regarding neighboring unit.
LOST RESIDENTS: 4
March 6, 4:30 p.m., Mutual 12
A resident was found by security and escorted home safely.
March 21, 7:50 p.m., Mutual 6
A resident became lost during a walk and escorted safely home by Security.
March 24, 4:05 p.m., Mutual 3
A confused resident was escorted home safely.
March 8, 5:30 p.m., Mutual 2
A resident fell while crossing the street and was transported home.
March 13, 12:04 p.m., Mutual 14
A resident fell off a chair, but did not sustain injuries or require transportation.
March 18, 8:01 a.m., Mutual 14
A resident fell over while in a scooter and was transported to the hospital.
March 20, 3:38 p.m., Mutual 6
A resident became weak and laid down on the grass and was transported to the hospital.
March 22, 2:15 p.m., Mutual 17
A resident became dizzy and fell, but did not require transportation to the hospital.
March 25, 11:01 a.m., Mutual 6
A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation.
March 26, 2:30 p.m., Main Gate
A resident entered the Security Office requesting medical attention. An ambulance transported the resident to the hospital.
March 30, 1:50 p.m., Mutual 10
A resident became ill while working out in the gym and was taken to the hospital.
March 31, 2:54 p.m., Mutual 14
A resident tripped on a shoelace and was taken to the hospital.
March 31, 6:56 p.m., Mutual 12
A resident fell while picking up a dog, but did not require transportation.
March 1, 9:30 a.m., Mutual 2
Ongoing complaint regarding smoking in the area.
March 1, 2:40 p.m., Mutual 12
A resident was asking neighbors for food assistance. The resident’s family was notified.
March 3, 10:45 a.m., Mutual 2
A resident complained of a bicyclist traveling too fast on the sidewalk.
March 3, 8:10 p.m., Mutual 14
A resident complained of building materials left near her unit.
March 5, 1 a.m., Mutual 6
SBPD called to investigate a family dispute. Police kept the peace, and no arrests were made.
March 5, 10:10 a.m., Mutual 7
Security advised workers of a construction violation. Workers halted construction.
March 6, 10:52 a.m., Mutual 14
SBPD was called to the scene of a family dispute. Police kept the peace; no arrests were made.
March 10, 12:11 p.m., Mutual 14
Ongoing complaint regarding people in a crawl space. No people or noise was detected at the scene.
March 10, 7:40 p.m., Golf Course
A resident reported a suspicious person. No one was found during the search.
March 11, 8:14 p.m., Mutual 11
A resident stated someone had been following her. No one was found at the scene.
March 12, 6 p.m., Mutual 14
Ongoing complaint of people in a crawl space. No one was found at the scene.
March 13, 1:13 p.m., Mutual 5
Ongoing resident complaint of people inside his unit. No one was found at the unit.
March 14, 4:54 p.m., Mutual 6
A resident and caregiver were involved in a dispute. SBPD was called to keep the peace, and the caregiver left the unit.
March 18, 4:22 p.m., Mutual 1
A resident was involved in harassing behavior against another resident. SBPD was called to the scene and completed a report.
March 19, 8:16 a.m., Mutual 2
Ongoing issue with complaints of people in the attic. No one was found in the unit.
March 19, 12:08 p.m., Mutual 5
An ongoing neighbor dispute. Security kept the peace.
March 20, 12:25 p.m., St. Andrews Gate
A man walked through the gate and refused to stop. Patrol officers made contact and escorted the person off the property.
March 20, 11:45 p.m., Mutual 12
SBPD was called to the scene regarding a domestic dispute. One person was taken into custody
March 21, 6:10 a.m., Mutual 12
Security kept the peace during a family dispute. One of the parties left the scene.
March 22, 12:56 p.m., Mutual 5
Ongoing dispute regarding a variety of issues.
March 22, 2:10 p.m., Mutual 1
An unknown person offered a package to a resident in return for her Social Security card number.
March 22, 3:15 p.m., Mutual 7
Resident was involved with issues regarding wildlife. The CA Department of Fish and Game was advised of the issue.
March 23, 6:40 p.m., Mutual 7
Residents were involved in a verbal altercation regarding wild animals.
March 24, 12:45 p.m., North Gate
A trespasser who was on foot argued with a security officer, then ran into the community. SBPD was called to the scene. The person, whose mother lives in Leisure World, was caught and arrested for probation violation.
March 24, 6:26 p.m., Mutual 12
A Mutual director advised an occupant of an occupancy violation. Security kept the peace.
March 24, 4:18 p.m., Mutual 5
Ongoing neighbor dispute regarding a variety of issues.
March 25, 2 p.m., Mutuals 15 and 16
Security received numerous calls regarding solicitors attempting to sell phone services to residents. Some solicitors were found and escorted out of the community
March 28, 3:10 p.m., Mutual 7
Ongoing dispute between residents regarding wild animals.
March 29, 10:16 a.m., Mutual 1
Residents confronted a person whom they believed was suspicious. The person was an authorized visitor of another resident. No issues were found with the person involved.
March 30, 1:30 p.m., Golden Rain Road. and St. Andrews Drive
Person found wandering, looking lost. Person had no authorization to enter, and having accessed the community through the drainage ditch.
March 30, 7:52 p.m., Mutual 10
Ongoing resident dispute for a variety of issues.
March 31, 1:23 p.m., Mutual 9
A resident was advised not to continue woodworking out of his vehicle. The resident complied with the request.
Paramedic calls: 160 (average: 5.2 per day)
Traffic Incidents: 6
Death Investigations: 8
Lost Residents: 4
Noise Complaints: 11
Fire Reports: 0
Pet Complaints: 0
Grand Total: 216
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Richard Steven Berryman
Richard Steven Berryman, 71, of Seal Beach died of heart failure March 29 at an area hospital.
Richard was the youngest of five Berryman children, who all grew up in their family’s funeral home in Cozad, Nebraska, and helped in various ways. Richard joined his mother, Geraldene Berryman, in the business in 1972, after graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. His father, Virgil, had died a year earlier. The Berrymans sold their business, which included three funeral homes, in 1983.
In the mid-1980s, Richard moved to Los Angeles, where he worked for funeral homes, then with sales with Service Corporation International. Years later, he worked with older adults when he purchased a Comfort Keeper franchise with his cousin and business partner, Mary Granger. They sold the business in 2017, and Richard retired to Leisure World Seal Beach.
Richard was a people-oriented person who prided himself on providing support to grieving families through his work in funeral homes and on providing help to the elderly through Comfort Keepers. He also prided himself on his sales ability, including selling Southern California to his friends in Nebraska. Richard had been known to call snowed-in Nebraska friends to say he was on his patio having brunch. Richard lived in Long Beach for many years before moving to Leisure World with his companion, Ivan Whatley. Ivan died in 2020.
Richard’s retirement activities included daily walks with his small dog, Charlie, who, like Richard, was large in personality. Richard also closely followed the national news, freely sharing his opinions on news events and other subjects.
Over the years, Richard helped and encouraged many friends, as well as family members. In retirement, he often said he was fortunate to have family, friends and neighbors who looked after him.
Richard’s memorial service will be April 30 at 1 p.m. at Leisure World Community Church. Guests should enter through the main gate on Seal Beach Boulevard.
Peggy Lou Airhart
Actor, artist, wife, mother, volunteer police officer, world traveler, Red Hat Lady and woman of faith, Peggy Lou Airhart died March 23 at age 99. She was a 15-year resident of Leisure World.
Born Peggy Lou Morrow in Portland, Oregon, she was not fond of rain and moved at the age of 18 to Los Angeles, where she met her future husband, Lonnie, at a dance. During their 45-year marriage in their Long Beach home, they raised two sons and two daughters. In 1972, to earn extra Christmas cash, Peggy took a part-time job at May Company that turned into a 20-year career.
With the children grown, though still busy as a wife and worker, she found time to become a world traveler with her brother as her traveling companion and later, with LW friends.
After her husband’s death, her children urged her to move to Leisure World, where her latent talents blossomed. Peggy discovered she could draw and joined an art class, then the ceramics group Claycrafters. A neighbor took her to Enter Laughing, the improv group, and she was a star. From there, it was on to the Theater Club and the Producers Club, for which she was a mainstay in their yearly productions. She also joined the Seal Beach Police Department as a volunteer officer and became a Red Hat Lady.
Peggy is survived by sons Gregory (Lori) and Darrel (Beverly); daughters Nancy Conrad (Tim) and Mitzi Brady (Chris); 12 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and brother Jim.
Betty M. Hobbs passed away peacefully at the end of February at home with her children by her side. Just a few months shy of turning 101, Betty lived a great life. She was a world traveler since childhood, journalist and volunteer for many diverse organizations such as scouts, PTA, Meals on Wheels, the Episcopal Church, symphonies and museums. A beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, godmother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Betty is survived by her three children, Jeffrey, Howard and Delrie; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Widowed in 1976, Betty later moved from Palm Beach, Florida, to Seal Beach to be closer to her mother and brother. She lived in Mutual 2 for 42 years. Her ashes will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband, Frank C. Hobbs.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 27, at 1 p.m. at St. Theodore of Canterbury Episcopal Church (located at Redeemer Lutheran Church).
Her vibrant wit, wisdom and intelligence are greatly missed.
Jessie E. Sparks
Jessie E. Sparks, 98, passed peacefully in her sleep the morning of Feb. 15. Jessie was born on July 15, 1923, in the town of Bryantsville, Kentucky. She was the daughter of the late Harry Park and Elizabeth Swope Edwards. She was the youngest of four children and had special memories of her parents after her siblings were all grown.
Mrs. Sparks attended Western Kentucky University, where she studied accounting. She met the love of her life, Marvin L. Sparks, there while both were attending school together. They were married Jan. 4, 1945, and moved to Long Beach after WWII. She was able to practice accounting in both Dayton, Ohio, and Long Beach before she and Dr. Sparks welcomed two children into their lives. Dr. and Mrs. Sparks spent 66 wonderful years together before he passed in 2011.
Mrs. Sparks attended the Seal Beach Leisure World Baptist Church, where she had a lot of friends. She was a dedicated Christian. She was also a devoted Rams and Lakers fan, and lived long enough to enjoy watching the Rams win the Super Bowl this year.
Mrs. Sparks is survived by her daughter, Janice Konkler (Jon) of Anchorage, Alaska; son, Dr. David L. Sparks (Lusheia) of Long Beach; and four grandchildren, Shannon, Stacey and Stephen Konkler and Finnian Sparks.
A graveside service is planned for Friday, July 15, at 9:30 a.m. It would have been Mrs. Sparks’ 99th birthday. The service will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial grounds, located at 1500 E. San Antonio Drive, Long Beach. In lieu of flowers, remembrances are suggested to Leisure World Baptist Church for missionary support at P.O. Box 4057, Seal Beach, CA, 90740.
Borissa Du Pount
Loved to dance and make friends.
Refugio Delgado 73
Margaret Ings 70
Jennie Saucedo 62
Janet Foley 76
Raymond Cobb 84
James Ferree 67
Julie Schuster 68
Jay Skinner 83
Kenneth Shimabukuro 96
Families assisted by
LW residents David Harlow (pictured) and Debbie Salling are now offering free “He has Risen” crosses along with their original “God Bless America” crosses to LW residents. Donations, which are used to buy materials, are appreciated but not required. To order a cross, call (562) 843-6963 and leave a message that includes your name and phone number.
by Mary Larson
The next meeting of the LW Democratic Club will be on Wednesday, April 20. Out of concern for the well-being of a number of the community’s most vulnerable members and the convenience of the featured speaker, the meeting will be held via Zoom. Login information via the computer or phone can be found in the club’s newsletter or by calling (562) 296-8521. Those who need information about using Zoom should call (562) 412-0898.
The meeting will open with a presentation by Judie Mancuso, who is running for election in the newly configured 72nd California Assembly District. Her principle opponent is Republican Diane Dixon. Incumbent Cottie Petrie-Norris had previously defeated Dixon for the 74th Assembly District in 2020.
Mancuso’s candidacy has been endorsed by the LW Democratic Club, the CA Democratic Party and a long list of well-known community leaders. She is a Laguna Beach- based community and nonprofit leader. Her early career was spent leading large teams in the information technology industry.
Mancuso is currently the founder and CEO of Social Compassion in Legislation. In 2019, she was named among the top 10 of the top 100 most influential people in Orange County.
Also during meeting, club members and supporters will discuss other Democratic Party-endorsed candidates for the June 7 Primary Election, including Congresswoman Katie Porter.
One of the most interesting races will be the one for Orange County superintendent of education.
Reportedly, Orange County voters haven’t had to vote for a superintendent of education in over 20 years. The current superintendent, Al Mijares, was appointed in 2012 and was re-elected unopposed in 2014 and 2018. A Voice of OC review found that only one candidate at a time has run for the position since at least 2002.
This year will be different because of all of the controversy being generated around school boards throughout the country.
This year, Mijares challenger is Stefan Bean, whoserves on the board of the Orange County Classical Academy, a charter school program organized by Jeff Barke. Jeff is the husband of Board of Education President Mari Barke. The board recently authorized an expansion of the academy in a 3-1 vote.
For more in-depth information, Democrats and supporters can visit the club’s booth outside Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. People can subscribe to the club’s newsletter by emailing email@example.com and include their full name, address, phone number, as well as party affiliation.
Korean American Classical Music Association
The Korean American Music Association will study Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “L’elisir d’amore” on Thursday, April 21, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.
by Brian Harmon
The LW Republican Club joins Senior Peace Club in supporting the people of Ukraine in defending their county against the invasion by Russia. As of presstime, the Russians were withdrawing some troops even as the bombing and shelling of cities has continued.
One of the main topics of discussion for the Republican Club is election integrity through voter ID. According to a recent issue of Forbes magazine, 80 percent of Americans support a voter ID requirement, with 69 percent being somewhat concerned about voter fraud (https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/06/21/80-of-americans-support-voter-id-rules-but-fewer-worried-about-fraud-poll-finds/?sh=7fc17def1e0b) . Forbes cites a poll done by the Monmouth University Polling Institute. The Rasmussen Poll came up with a similar result. The poll also shows a large majority favored making voting by mail easier.
The Republican Club booth is open every Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. outside Clubhouse 6. Volunteers continue to collect signatures for the school choice initiative. The ballot proposition, if passed, will make it possible for parents of all income groups to send their children to the school of their choice, whether it be a secular private school, religious school, charter school or home school. This will be done by providing up to $14,000 per child for parents who choose educational alternatives to public schools.
The official primary principles adopted by the board are God and the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, pro-life, capitalism, small government, secured borders, legal immigration, strong military, voter ID, balanced budget/tax reform, and Proposition 13.
The LW Republican Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Club membership is free.
To join the club, volunteer or receive more information, call (714) 928-1950.
Mutual 6 resident Lana Nguyen (second from left) was recently visited by her daughter Tara Nguyen Le and granddaughters Savannah Le (l) and Lei Lani Le (r) with friend Debbi Fudge.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000. 6/30
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. Convert to WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License 699080 Serving LW since 1999. 4/28
LW DECOR INC.
Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. 40+ years in LW. 5/12
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
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. 6/16
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. 7/07
562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC. LICENSE 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights/fans/light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing. Paint exterior window frames/ ceilings made smooth/closets redone. Miscellanous/repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ years in LW. 5/12
Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336. 6/16
Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257. 5/26
562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD INC. LICENSE 723262
Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames. Kitchen/bath, doors, trim. Prime only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. 40+ Years in LW. 5/12
Bel-Rich Painting. Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. 4/28
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. 5/12
SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B. 12/29/2022
UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors License 578194. 6/16
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 5/12
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
I clean Inside/Outside-(OR)-Clean-Outside-ONLY and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004. (562)-600-0014 5/26
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. SEAL BEACH BUSINESS LICENSE AB0001. 4/28
LOOKING FOR WEEKEND CAREGIVER: Assist my 91-year old Mom with meals, medicine, etc. Must be able to help transfer from chair to commode, etc. Other days possible but need Sunday afternoons ASAP. Call Mariana at (818) 324-5772 or just send me a text.
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (585) 703-5606, (562) 296-8782.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859.
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands. 949-899-7770. Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 6/16
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 6/16
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License HYC0001. 6/02
Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 5/19
Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002. 6/09
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006. 5/26
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. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard, #116. (714)-425-4198. 5/05
In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 5/12
Experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License
WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. 4/21
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License GRA0006. 5/05
General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. Seal Beach License RAZ002. 6/09
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. 6/09
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Seal Beach Business License M0001A. Call/562-505-1613. 5/26
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. 4/14
Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001 5/26
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident SB License FUH0001. 6/09
ANY KIND OF CAR
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. 5/05
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/29/2022
GOLF CART TIRES
Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “Specialty Tires”. All-standard-sizes and MORE! Seal Beach License SPE0007.
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 5/05
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 4/21
A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH! Transportation for Airport Travelers, Medical-Patients. Call James/562-537-1298. 4/14
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. 6/16
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787: Dan. 2/17 5/12
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618. 5/19
Looking for a LARGE recliner chair with electric lift. Please call (562) 706-0025.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Maroon Rug 14×16. Like New. $150.00 CASH. Please call 562-588-3862.
2-window Air-Conditioners, (GE and LG). Like-New, fits perfectly into the LW windows. $165/each. Original cost $240/each. Energy Star, keeps whole rooms cool! White box-fan/$10. Table-top ocillating-fan/$20. Sue/714-469-7519.
JAZZY Select-6 Power-Chair. New batteries. Great Shape! $800/OBO. Contact Bob/562-760-5875.
Electric lift-chair. Golden-Tech Elara. 6-months/old, LIKE-NEW. Paid $1,500. Asking $700. Call 714-815-6475.