LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 06-23-30

June 06-23-22

Page 1, General

Amphitheater Show Season opens June 30

The 2022 Amphitheater music festival will start June 30 with a 12-show lineup, promising an eclectic mix of country, rock, pop, soul and blues tribute performers at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. This is the first full season since the COVID pandemic shut down Leisure World in early 2019.

Residents are invited to celebrate summer under the stars at the free weekly concerts. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. The season schedule and show sponsors are printed weekly in the Arts and Leisure section (schedule subject to change). 

Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. 

Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. 

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. 

Food trucks will provide options for pre-event dining.

Concert Schedule

Vegas Country—A Tribute to Tim McGraw and Shania Twain, June 30

Vegas Country is an entertaining tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw featuring Donna Huber and Adam Tucker.  

Terry Otte & Abilene—July 7

Terry Otte & Abilene is a hometown classic country and rockabilly band that performs monthly to a full house in LW clubhouses. 

 ABBA L.A.—July 14

ABBA L.A. is a multimedia production that includes some of the greatest music produced in the 1970s and 1980s, including monster hits such as “Waterloo,” ABBA’s breakthrough song in 1974, 

Ronstadt Revival—July 21

Ronstadt Revival is a premiere tribute to Linda Ronstadt, with a full seven-piece band, including fiddle and pedal steel, to bring the authentic sound of the Ronstadt catalog. 

Michael Bublé Tribute with Anthony Bernasconi—July 28

Anthony Bernasconi will take the stage performing as a soulful Michael Bublé crooning classic swing and jazz standards and giving them a modern day feel. 

Matt Lewis as Elvis—Aug. 4

Matt Lewis began his entertainment career as an Elvis tribute artist at the age of 12. Over the past 10 years, Matt Lewis has headlined around the globe for the world-famous “Legends In Concert” show. Paul McCartney, Live and Let Die—Aug. 11

Live And Let Die, a tribute to the music of Paul McCartney, is a full multimedia live concert with state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The critically-acclaimed show features Tony Kishman, who has performed around the world.

Stone Soul—Aug. 18

This is an eight-piece, horn-blowing, foot-stomping classic soul and Motown band has built a reputation as one of the hardest-working, most entertaining tributes around.

Neil Diamond Tribute—Aug. 25

Jay White is one of the world’s most convincing recreations of iconic singer Neil Diamond. He energizes the stage with class and a dash of rock-n-roll. Jay has traveled to five countries performing over 9,000, continuing Diamond’s legacy. 

Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart—Sept. 1

Gregory Wolfe’s first taste in music came at a very young age, listening to crooners like Nat King Cole and Andy Williams. After moving to L.A., he began impersonating Rod Stewart. He has since taken his act worldwide—to Singapore, Bangkok, Berlin and beyond.

The Long Run, Experience the Eagles—Sept. 8

 Experience The Eagles is a superb tribute show based in Los Angeles dedicated to respectfully performing the timeless music of the Eagles for audiences all over the world. The band works year-round performing the classic Eagles repertoire to audiences across the United States and beyond.

Walk Like a Man, A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons—Sept. 15

Walk Like A Man is a multi award-winning tribute show to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and true-life musical phenomenon.

The tribute includes the classics “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Sherry” and of course, “Walk Like A Man.” 

Amphitheater movies start with ‘Knives Out’ June 24

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater begin June 24 at 8:30 p.m. with “Knives Out.” Six new movies will be shown on the gigantic screen on Friday nights through Sept. 16. 

Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Movies start at 8:30 p.m.

Minibus service will be available to take people home after the show.

The full schedule is printed weekly in the Arts & Leisure section.

“Knives Out,” rated PG-13, is a 2019 American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman. 

It follows a master detective investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy, dysfunctional family. The film features an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer. The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure—everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.

Korean American community honors veterans

On Saturday, June 25, several clubs and organizations represented in the Leisure World Korean American community will host a dinner in Clubhouse 4 to honor all veterans who served during the Korean War. Dinner starts at 4 p.m.

The Flowering Step Line Dance Club will perform to numbers to “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and a traditional Korean song.

The event celebrates the unity between the two countries and the gratitude of Korean residents for the sacrifice of American armed forces personnel. 

All veterans of that era are welcome to attend. Reservations are required.

For more information or to be connected with organizers, contact the Recreation Department at kathyt@lwsb.com.

-—Kathy Thayer

recreation manager

North Gate Road Update

North Gate Road is scheduled to close as early as Tuesday, July 5, for approximately three months to allow crews to install a new 18-inch sewer line underneath I-405. 

The sewer line will connect to an existing sewer line under Old Ranch Parkway across the freeway. 

Once construction begins, North Gate Road will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. During the closure, people will be detoured to Golden Rain Road to enter and exit Leisure World. 

Access to the Seal Beach Rehabilitation Center and other businesses along North Gate Road will be maintained throughout the closure.

GRF Used Car Lot This Saturday

Authorized residents have the opportunity to sell used motorized vehicles in the Administration Parking Lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Sales are held on the fourth Saturday of the month.

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

The owner or representative does not need to be present.

A single “for sale” sign no larger than 18×24 inches may be displayed on the vehicle. The sign can include a phone number and other contact information.

The sale is open to Leisure World residents only and the guests they call in. The public will not be able to sell at the events. For more information, contact Recreation at 431-6586, ext. 398.

Overnight delivery no longer available

Overnight delivery is no longer available for assessment payment because the bank discontinued the free service. Until June 20, residents could deposit aThe GRF Finance Department was alerted of the change on June 20. 

Residents are instructed to mail assessment payments to the address on the payment coupon, as shown here: 

P.O. Box 60017, City of Industry, CA 91716-0041

Real ID deadline extended

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending the REAL ID enforcement date to May 3, 2023, due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The pandemic has significantly impacted states’ ability to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards, with many driver’s licensing agencies still operating at limited capacity. 

Beginning May 3, 2023, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or identification card, state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another TSA-acceptable form of identification at airport security checkpoints for domestic air travel.  

All 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and four of five U.S. territories covered by the REAL ID Act and related regulations are now compliant with REAL ID security standards and are issuing REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. 

However, many state licensing agencies have extended the deadline for renewing expiring licenses due to a widespread shift to appointment-only scheduling protocols during the pandemic that has significantly limited states’ capacity to issue REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards. 

As a result, only 43 percent of all state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards are currently REAL ID-compliant.  DHS and various states also need time to implement requirements mandated by the REAL ID Modernization Act, including changes that will streamline processing by allowing the electronic submission of certain documents.

DHS continues to work closely with all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to implement REAL ID Act requirements. For more information on REAL ID, visit www.dhs.gov/real-id.

SB Council Election Update

The Seal Beach City Council formally called the 2022 election at its June 13 council meeting, paving the way for a nomination period that begins Monday, July 18, and ends Friday, Aug. 12.

Incumbent District 5 Council Member Sandra Massa-Lavitt will be termed out this year after serving two four-year terms. District 5 covers all of LW west of St. Andrews Drive. That includes Mutuals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and part of Mutual 1. 

Also up for election are representatives for District 1, covering Old Town and  Surfside Colony; and District 3, covering Marina Hill, Coves, Bridgeport and Heron Pointe.

Candidates should file nomination papers between July 18, and Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. (by appointment only) in the Office of the City Clerk of Seal Beach at City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach. 

For a complete explanation of forms needed, visit https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/City-Clerk/Information-for-Council-Candidates.

People who have questions about being a candidate can make an appointment with Acting City Clerk Dana Engstrom at the City Clerk’s Office. (The city is dealing with a COVID outbreak and is encouraging the public to conduct business by phone or email when possible.)

The election will be consolidated with the state general election, which will be held on Nov. 8.

In Seal Beach, a candidate for a council seat needs to receive 50% of the vote, plus one, to take office.

If none of the candidates can reach 50% of the vote plus one, a run-off election will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023.

To be eligible, a candidate must be a citizen of the United States, a registered voter, a resident of the City of Seal Beach and council district and 18 years of age or older.

A person is not eligible to hold a position as city council member unless he or she is a registered voter of the city at the time the nomination papers were issued to the candidate.

The city council is the community’s legislative body and provides direction on business matters, sets policy, and adopts the annual budget, according to the Seal Beach website. 

Because the city council is the legislative body, its members are the community’s decision makers. The city manager serves at the pleasure of the council as its full-time executive whose job is to administer city staff, projects, policies and programs on behalf of the city council.

The city council meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Unless otherwise announced, the meetings are held in the city council Chambers, 211 Eighth St., and typically begin at 5 p.m. with a study session or closed session meeting. 

The televised portion of the meeting starts at 7 p.m. and can be viewed on cable television on SBTV-Channel 3 or on the city’s website through the Agenda, Notices & Meeting Videos option through the Government menu option.

SB Concerts at the Pier

The Seal Beach Summer Concerts, sponsored by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, are held each year at Eisenhower Park at the base of the Seal Beach Pier. Concerts are on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. They  start July 6 and continue through Aug. 10. The breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and the Seal Beach Pier provides the perfect backdrop for the bands. 

The line-up is as follows:

• July 6: Surf’s Up, Beach Boys Tribute Band

• July 13: OC 3, Classic Rock Tribute

• July 20: L.A.Vation, U2 Tribute Band

• July 27: Eagles Ronstadt Experience, the Eagles and Linda Ronstadt Tribute Band

• Aug. 3: Redneck Rodeo, a country music cover band

• Aug. 10: Stevie Nicks Illusion, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band

People are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer. 

Seating is first come, first served. Concerts in the Park are free and well attended; early arrival to obtain prime lawn seating is encouraged. Use low backed chairs to minimize visibility issues behind you. Umbrellas must come down 10 minutes prior to the start of the concerts. 

No smoking is allowed in the park.

There are two sides of the park.  Facing the ocean, you’ll find the stage to be on the left side of the park. The grass area on this side often fills up quicker, so patrons should plan on arriving earlier to secure spots on this side of the park. On the right side, there is a speaker for concert goers to enjoy the live music, but the crowd is often more spaced out and children and dogs play in between the blankets.   

Chamber staff and volunteers are not responsible for unattended chairs blankets and other picnic items.  

Patrons can enjoy any one of the food establishments in Old Town on Main Street or bring their own food and drink to enjoy.   

Curbside Parking on Ocean Boulevard is limited to those with a Summer Concert Parking Pass. Curbside parking on the left side of the park is reserved for the bands. 

The pier is at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Main Street.

Interact TV Service—A First Look

With the Superwire discount on Spectrum’s TV service rate going away at the end of the year, Leisure World has identified Interact Solutions as an even lower cost replacement. 

The Interact TV service uses a proprietary app and a small set back box about the size of a cell phone to deliver channel packages starting at $28.99. The app uses cloud-based Android software common in many cell phones, TVs and other household devices that connect to the Internet. 

Included is a user friendly remote control, a small power supply to connect to the wall and a HDMI cable to connect to your TV. The App comes with 24/7 customer service to remotely resolve problems.

Demonstrations of the app have started with a few Leisure World experts like Gordon Smith of Mutual 2 getting the first looks at it. Smith recently retired from the position of director of technical Services at PBS TV station KOCE. 

Smith was amazed at how it worked. 

“When connected to my Samsung TV,  it automatically switched all control to the decoder box,” he said. “The software is very fast. When looking at the guide is scrolls at a swift pace. Switching stations is lightning fast. Recording programs is easy to accomplish. The show you record is actually recorded in the cloud for your access anywhere you log in. Close captioning is available too.” 

This expert summed his experience up by saying, “Overall, this is a big thumbs up. So easy to use.” 

—Nick Massetti, Bulk TV Oversight Team

Scam Alert

Clever con artists often try to profit from topical subjects, like calling for donations following a national tragedy or pretending to be the IRS during tax season. Scams like these are known as phishing.

These callers will often ask for your personal information, such as a Social Security number or bank or credit card details. They may also ask for money to be sent immediately via wire services. Residents should immediately end calls when callers ask for personal information.

There have been reports of LW residents receiving calls from  scammers under the guise of helping people lower their Spectrum bills even when residents were not Spectrum customers. Scammers also asked for personal information such as Social Security and account numbers.

All Leisure World residents—whether they are Spectrum customers or not—should not confuse these scam calls with LW’s authentic effort to introduce a new cable service (see story above). The cost for Spectrum service will increase at the end of the year when the Superwire/Spectrum contract, which has been providing a special LW rate, expires.

According to its website, Spectrum knows that unsolicited, fraudulent and spam calls can be a security threat and an annoyance to its customers. The company is committed to helping them manage these calls. Spectrum can block calls identified as malicious robocalls and send Caller ID alerts for other spam calls to give people peace of mind when answering the phone. Spectrum customers who have received unsolicited calls can report them at https://spamreport.spectrum.com/charter/.

NOCE Fall Class Registration

The registration procedure for North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) classes in LW is changing as of the upcoming fall semester. Students will be able to register in-person or online beginning the morning of Aug. 2.

An in-person registration event will be held in Clubhouse 4 starting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 2. Students must be able to sign into myGateway (mg.nocccd.edu) with their Banner IDs and a password prior to attending the registration event to ensure they can easily register for classes. Those who do not yet have a password or do not remember it should visit myGateway and select the “Forgot Password” option to create a new one.

Prospective students who may be interested in attending classes this fall should visit this link to apply to become a student: tinyurl.com/4e7x2uap. Once they have completed a student application, which takes about 20 minutes to complete, they should receive an email from NOCE within two business days containing a Banner ID. Once the Banner ID is assigned, students should sign into myGateway to ensure they are prepared for class registration on Aug. 2.

A list of fall classes will be available later in July. Additional registration information and instructions can be found by visiting the Leisure World Library.

Staff at the library are happy and able to troubleshoot any issues you may be encountering regarding your Banner ID, myGateway, or any other NOCE related matters. Please visit the library in-person Monday through Saturday from 9:30 – 3:30 in order to receive the best help.

-—Taylor Greene, Library Manager

Protect Pipes, Use Refresh Wipes

GRF Service Maintenance reports a growing incidence of blocked sewer pipes largely due to flushable wipes. To combat that, a new product called Refresh Liquid Wipes for $6.81 including tax, is now available Copy & Supply Center in Building 5. Most wipes labeled “flushable” are not biodegradable and cause major sewer line stoppages, but Refresh is sprayed on toilet tissue, turning it into a flushable wipe. 

The toilet paper foam is eco-friendly, good for sensitive skin, and cleanses and soothes using witch hazel and aloe. It is alcohol- and paraben-free and plumbing safe. 

Users have noted people may need more toilet paper to prevent deterioration during use. 

OLLI Senior U Registration

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Cal State Long Beach is registering students for the Summer 2022 session, which starts July 5.

Classes are held on campus at Cal State Long Beach, several community satellite locations and online with Zoom. 

Classes are for community members, aged 50 and older. Subjects include exercise, smartphone basics, autobiography writing, yoga, journal making, blue grass guitar, opera appreciation, TV streaming, sharing cultures, bridge, heart disease prevention, health through cannabis, memoir writing, ethics in America and more.

 People can identify the classes they want to take online and register there or mail in registration forms with payment. Make checks payable to CSULB Foundation (Cash payments are not accepted.) Paid membership, $40 for a full year, is required to take any classes. Membership is pro-rated to $20 for half year. All classes have a $15 tuition fee.

For registration information and class schedules, visit www.csulb.edu/olli or call the OLLI office (562) 985-8237.

CalFresh Benefits

CalFresh can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. 

Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods. 

CalFresh is funded by the USDA and administered through the Community Action Partnership in Leisure World to help improve the health and nutrition of people with lower incomes.

Requirements to Apply:

• Applicants must have at least one citizen or legal permanent resident with a Social Security number living in their household (including children).

• Applicants may qualify for CalFresh even if they have a full- or part-time job. 

• Gross monthly income must be less than the amounts listed: One-person household, $2,128; two-person household, $2,874.

• Seniors, those on SSI or those with a disability can apply and may be eligible for CalFresh.

• Documents needed to apply: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of income and resident card (if applicable, receipt of rent and receipt of one utility bill).

Upon application, income and many other factors are taken into account to determine eligibility. 

For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to  https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/. Residents who need assistance applying for Cal-Fresh should contact Robann Arshat in Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or Robertaa@lwsb.com. 

CAP Food Distribution

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be July 21.

Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including  canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.  

Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. 

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


Letters to Editor


I had a glimpse of Jane Nam on the front page of LW Weekly (June 16). As far as I know, she is the heroine “Grandmama Jane” to faraway to African kids.

Her recent mission for the refugees in Ukraine reminds me of the Korean conflict more than two-thirds of a century ago and American veterans today. 

Twenty dollars is not a large donation to jane.nam51@gmail.com or seon.h.cho@gmail.com, but I hope it will help a refugee who needs a bottle of water and a loaf of bread. 

Her hubby, Seon, was CEO of a big company once and also served as a board member of Mutual 1. He is very supportive of devout Jane’s missions. We shareholders are most proud of having such a wonderful couple in the LW community.

May God’s blessing be with her and her family.   

Robert Chung

Mutual 4


I agree with Mitzi Winks (June 16) that the relocated memorial statue has found an excellent home outside our library although now it is seen by many fewer folks and only those who are already residents. I never considered the original spot, located as it was next to the swimming pool and proximate to the golf course, to be much of a threat to the image of an active-lifestyle community, at most, another aspect of it. Not all of us, unfortunately, are very active. I’m happy that she now finds it “charming” and not “kitschy Rockwellian.” Her metaphorical “Inuit in an anorak” was probably not what the folks who commissioned the work—in memory of relatives who actually lived here—had in mind.

We already have Mutuals adjudicating size and number of flower pots, size and number of dogs, size and number of bushes, types of trees that are permitted. Size and number of flags, regardless of message, are not that much different with regard to limitations, are they?

The letter expressed tolerance of any religion, which is good, but was not quite as tolerant of my impression of small white crosses in a grassy and flowering space as being suggestive of a cemetery. I did not mention religion in my comments about such displays. Perhaps, my driving to work for years on the 405 Freeway past Veterans’ Memorial Cemetary had something to do with implanting that impression in my mind.

Lee Hoyt

Mutual 11

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the managing editor. 

Letters to the Editor: The maximum number of words is 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (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.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority is given to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant reviews, theater reviews or travel journal submissions are welcome, subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.

Remember When

The Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 educational foundation, is dedicated to preserving the history of Leisure World, which is celebrating 60 years this year. Historical Society President Margaret Gillon has chronicled 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.

June 17, 1965:  The first of an annual presentation to the top athlete at McGaugh Intermediate School of Seal Beach was made this week by the Kiwanis Club of Leisure World. The  “Athlete of the Year” trophy was given during graduation ceremonies.

June 17, 1987: “Board names Faye Cruse first woman GRF President” headlined a story about the Mutual 6 resident’s appointment to the top post on the Golden Rain Founation Board. She had been active in civic affairs in Downey prior to moving to Leisure World.

June 18, 1962: The first residents moved in to Mutual 1, Wheel E, Block 1. This is Leisure World’s anniversary day.

June 18, 1975:  There was a daylong celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial as one of two pilot programs for the programs to be held in 1976.

•June 18, 1986 State lawmakers have proposed  a measure create an AARP-sponsored Mature Driver Improvement Program in California. Under this program, drivers 55 and over would be eligible to voluntarily enroll in a driver improvement course and, upon completion, qualify for a 10-percent discount on their annual auto insurance premiums.

June 19, 1975: Leisure World Table Tennis Club’s first annual ping pong tournament was held at the Amphitheater.

June 21,1990: The second edition of the Leisure World Cookbook was announced by the Leisure World News. The first edition was so successful that the paper printed a second edition. Copies  are on file at the Historical Society Museum.

June 21, 2012: A Leisure World 50th Anniversary festival featured a carnival, games, food trucks, club displays, a parade and much more. Videos of longtime residents and the Festival were recorded. Go to the Historical Society Youtube.com channel to see the videos. 

June 22, 1967: A survey in June 1967 found “that more than a quarter ton of sand was being distributed from the city-owned wells into Leisure World every 24 hours. 

A sand separator was installed to combat the problem.

June 22, 2002: The 40th Anniversary Festival Celebration of was held. 

Watch the videos of the fest and parade on the Historical Society Youtube.com channel.

June 23, 1966: More than 100 members and wives of four Leisure World service organizations joined in a tour of the Nike-Hercules missile site and Air Defense Command Headquarters at Fort MacArthur.

June 24, 1965: The Golden Rain Foundation’s administrative offices moved from the Leisure World Shopping Center to Leisure World. 

The move was part of a plan to consolidate Leisure World administrative functions in one location.

June 25,1970: LW residents donated more than 1,000 pounds of supplies for earthquake relief for Peru. The devastating earthquake occurred in Ancash, about 150 miles from Lima. 

June 26,1969: “Reservoir Dedicated Near Leisure World” was the caption under a photo of officials at the newly completed 4-million-gallon-capacity reservoir adjacent to the northeast corner of Leisure World. The reservoir encompasses a 40,000-square-foot area. The water is for citywide use in Seal Beach.

June 26, 1980: The Golden Rain Foundation purchased the land occupied by the Trailer Club from the Hellman Estate. The Trailer Club lot, now called the RV Lot, opened as a Leisure World amenity. 

June 27, 1968: The North Seal Beach Community Center in Rossmoor Center was dedicated. The $58,000 structure has an auditorium-type room, office and kitchen in approximately 3,500 square feet.

June 28,1990: The Leisure World Friends of the Library Room was one year old. There were over 3,018 visitors to the room during the first year. Over $2,000 was raised from book and magazine sales. Membership in the Friends had increased by 25percent that year.

June 29,1978: Emergency Meals was five years old. It began on June 4, 1973, with the serving of 15 meals. The program was started on a three-month trial basis. 

June 30, 1966: Medicare, the $4.5 billion-a-year federal health care program, was to go into effect. An estimated 80,000 elderly people were eligible for hospital benefits in Orange County. The Leisure World Medical Center was a designated provider under Part B of the program.

June 30, 1977: The Federal Aviation Administration requested all pilots to give special consideration to Leisure World Amphitheater patrons when flying in the vicinity of the theater during that summer season.

Setting It Straight

Due to an editing error, the ticket price for the Joyful Line Summer Dance Party on July 7 in Clubhouse 2 was incorrect. The ticket price is $15. Reservations are limited to 50.

Celebrating Centenarians—Happy 100th to Lyndell Phillips

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 held April 20. In most cases, a family member or friend has written the stories. 

by Roland Phillips

special to the LW Weekly

Lyndell Phillips was born on Aug. 20,1922, in Clarksville, Arkansas. She was raised in Russelville, the daugther of a coal miner.

 She traveled to California as a young lady in 1940 and settled in San Pedro working as a long distance telephone operator. 

During World War II,  she worked at Fort MacArthur and handled all military calls. 

In 1942, she married Clifford Phillips. In 1949, the couple moved to Long Beach, where they raised three children. Lynn also has three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Lynn went back to work in 1970 and was the switchboard operator at Walkers Department store at Fourth and Pine in downtown Long Beach until they went out of business. She worked as the switchboard operator at Buffum’s on Broadway. When Buffum’s moved into the new Long Beach mall, she moved with the company, working there   until Buffum’s closed.

She has been a LW resident since March 1988 after the passing of her husband of 45 years. She loved Whirlers square dancing and was on the women’s bowling league. 

Lynn could not stay away from a switchboard and was the switchboard operator at the Health Care Center for 20 years, receiving several employee awards. She handed over her headset in 2009 but  continued  volunteer work at the LW Library and Health Care Center until 2013.

She is avid sports lover no matter what is on the TV, but her passion is baseball, especially the Dodgers. She tries to never misses a game.

Happy birthday to Lyndell Phillips!



Mutual 1 Election Results

The results are in for Mutual 1 annual elections:  Ruben Collazo, 262 votes; Daniel Frank, 232 votes; John Rockwood, 413 votes; and Saundra Luther Stark, 441 votes. The four candidates were unopposed for five open seats on the board.

The organizational meeting immediately followed the annual meeting and named Ruben Collazo, president; Saundra Luther Stark, vice president; Joann St. Aubin, secretary; and Daniel Frank, treasurer, CFO.  Other members of the Board include Denise Potterton, Katherine Almeida, John Rockwood, and Leah Perotti.

How to Contact Your Government

Carport Cleaning

Since most of the holidays in 2022 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, some carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday. 

The following carports will be cleaned on Thursday, June 30, instead of  the 4th of July holiday.

In the morning:

Mutual 1: Carports 2, 5, 6, 9, and 10.

In the afternoon:

Mutual 1: Carports 1, 3, and 4 Mutual 17: Carports Building 3.

Contacting your elected officials remains one of the most important civic responsibilities you can perform outside of voting. Here’s a guide to how to contact those elected to be your voice:

President Joseph R. Biden

Phone: (202) 456-1111 

Mail: The White House 

Office of the President, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500

Website: www.whitehouse.gov

Vice President Kamala Harris

Phone: (202) 456-1111

Mail: The White House, Office of the Vice President, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500 

Website: www.whitehouse.gov

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Phone: (310) 914-7300 or 

(202) 224-3841

Mail: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. 

Ste. 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025 

Website: www.feinstein.senate.gov/

U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla

Phone: (202) 224-3553 

Mail: 255 E. Temple St.

Suite 1860

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Website: www.padilla.senate.gov

U.S. Rep., 48th District, Michelle Steel

Phone: (714) 960-6483 or 

(202) 225-2415

Mail: 17011 Beach Blvd.

Ste. 570

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

Website: steel.house.gov

Gov. Gavin Newsom

Phone: (916) 445-2841 

Mail: 1303 10th St.

Ste. 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: www.gov.ca.gov

State Sen., District 34, Thomas J. Umberg

Phone: (714) 558-3785 or 

(916) 651-4034

Mail: 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd.

Ste. 220B, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: sd34.senate.ca.gov

State Assembly Member, District 72, Janet Nguyen

Phone: (714) 843-4966 or 

(916) 319-2072

Mail: 17011 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1120 Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Website: ad72.asmrc.org

Orange County Supervisor 

District 2, Katrina Foley

Phone: (714) 834-3220

Mail: 10 Civic Center Plaza

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: bos2.ocgov.com

Seal Beach Mayor Joe Kalmick 

Phone: (562) 431-2527, ext. 1501

Email: jkalmick@sealbeachca.gov

Mail: Seal Beach City Hall

211 Eighth St., Seal Beach CA 90740 

Website: www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/City-Council 

Seal Beach City Council Member District 5,  Sandra Massa-Lavitt

Phone: (562) 431-2527, ext. 1505

Email: smassalavitt@sealbeachca.gov

Mail: Seal Beach City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach, CA 90740 

Website: www.sealbeachca.gov

GRF Meetings 

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

Fri., July 1 GRF Board Executive Session

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

Tues., July 5 Recreation Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., July 6 Physical Property Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., July 7 GRF Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual, 1 p.m.

Mon., July 11 Mutual Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., July 13 Security Bus and Traffic Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., July 14 Communications Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mutual Meetings 

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change). 

Thurs., June 23 Mutual 1

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Fri., June 24 Mutual 6

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 10 a.m.

Mon., June 27 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

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

Tues., June 28 Mutual 17 Annual Meeting

Clubhouse 4/Zoom 10 a.m.

Tues., July 5 Mutual 17

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  1:30 p.m.

Thurs., July 7 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Fri., July 8 Mutual 3

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Comments/Questions at Meetings

The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker, more than 26 speakers

To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to meeting. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Health, pages 8, 10

Enjoy moving to fun, energetic music, including oldies and current music styles, with the Dance Fitness Class while working muscles, improving balance and increasing strength and stamina. Classes are held at Veterans Plaza on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

SBTV Classes

The following exercise classes air online at sbtv3.org/ schedule every week. 


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga  


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

Noon: Silver Age Yoga 


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages 


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 

Noon: Feeling Fit 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

health care center

National Hydration Day: Drink Up!

June 23 is National Hydration Day and with summer around the corner, it’s time to put serious thought into making hydration a daily habit. In fact, a 2019 UCLA study revealed that up to 40% of older individuals could be chronically dehydrated and not even realize it. 

Much like a car needs oil to function properly, the body needs water to rid itself of toxic waste, regulate body temperature, and lubricate joints. When left unchecked, the body can become dehydrated increasing the risk of urinary tract infections, kidney stones, and even kidney failure. Below are answers to common questions that relate to staying hydrated:

What are potential symptoms of dehydration? Thirst, fatigue, dizziness, increased heart rate, strong odor coming from urine, dark-colored urine, muscle cramps and bad breath.

How much water do I need daily? About 64 oz. of water or any clear fluid is the general daily recommendation. This does not include caffeinated beverages or alcohol as these can dehydrate the body. If you have a history of fluid-overload, check with your doctor on the appropriate amount of fluid you should be drinking daily.

What if I hate to drink water? Although drinking fluid is the preferred method of staying hydrated, there are other options that some may find easier to do. This may include clear soups, popsicles, gelatin, or fruits and vegetables that have a high water content such as melon, berries, citrus fruit, peaches, lettuce, cucumber and celery.

Staying hydrated can make for a healthy, safe summer and keep you feeling well throughout the remaining of the year.

–Dietitian Sylvia Hernandez, 

Optum HealthCare Center

 The above article is to provide general information and is not intended to substitute the advice of your physician.

Tickets for Joyful Line Dance Party are $15

The Joyful Line Dance Club will hold a special summer line dance party  to celebrate seven years of dancing on July 7 in Clubhouse 2. 

The event will be a non-stop line dance  with a Korean buffet lunch. Members and guests can purchase tickets for $15 per person. Sign ups for the event are on a first-come, first-serve basis for 50 people.  

The lunch will include the choice between Korean Bulgogi, Japchae glass noodles with scallion, pan-fried fish jeon and Chopsuey with shrimp, plus kimchi, salad and fruit. 

The Joyful Line Dance Club strives to help improve the emotional and physical condition of its club members so they can live healthy, enjoyable and happy lives. 

The club encourages men to come out of their units and put on their dancing shoes. Currently, the club has more than five men who regularly participate in the classes.

 The  Joyful Line Dance Club has eight class leaders in rotation including, Albert Comia, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Carmel Atkinson, Sunny Kim, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson and Anna Derby.  

The club meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Each class gives LWers the opportunity to participate in a fun exercise class while learning dances to current popular music. 

All residents are welcome to join with no membership fees required. People can volunteer to bring light refreshments to the meetings

For more information, call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339. 

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Guys and Gals Golf Tournament Results

The first Leisure World’s Guys and Gals Tournament of the month was on June 15 at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. Three flights of a one man, one woman, team participated for best net scores, eight circle holes (within a 5-foot radius), and two closest to the pin challenges. Both Susie Kim and Jane Song scored a hole-in-one on the 55-yard par 3 second hole.

A total of 32 teams participated throughout the morning and into the early afternoon. At the opening 7:30 a.m. tee time, the weather was a relatively cool and partly overcast. The sun came out around 9:30 a.m., much to the delight of the players who started late.

Turtle Lake course conditions regressed again this week. The greens are still very weedy causing bumpy conditions, which made putting erratic and caused difficulty in judging speed. The tees are showing wear with no appropriate divot repair material available. Even so, every team posted a net score under par. There were also 57 birdies and 20 circle hole winners. 

After the tournament, over 80 golfers and guests enjoyed a picnic at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area.

All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap). A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-9, B Flight encompasses handicaps 10-12, and C Flight Handicaps are 13-18.

A Flight: First place: Kyoo Choi and Bong Choi, a super 11 under 43; Second: three-way tie between Bob Barnum and Kyung Ju; Paul Alloway and Ann Tran;  and  Alan Sewell and Patty Smith, an outstanding 9 under 45; Third: Walt Bier and Margie Thompson, an excellent 9 under 46; Fourth: tie between Bruce Bowles and Linda Herman and Terry Thrift and Mary Ann Moore, a very good 7 under 47.

B Flight: First place: Won Song and Jane Song, a very well-played 13 under 41; Second: Young Lee and Hae Lee, a super 12 under 42; Third: Dennis Jensen and Marilyn Hewitt, a terrific 8 under 46; Fourth: John Kolthoff and Anne Walshe, a nice 6 under 54.

C Flight: First place: James Choi and Grace Choi, an exceptional 12 under 42; Second: James Farr and Sandy Derouin, an excellent 9 under 45; Third: Brian Tivnan and Patty Littrell, a terrific 8 under 46; Fourth: Bill Zurn and Neva Senske, a fine 7 under 47.

Closest to the pin on the par 3 seventh hole: John Kolthoff and Sandy Derouin and on the par 3 sixteenth hole: Rolando Ramirez and Jane Song.

The next Guys and Gals Tournament will be on June 29, which falls on the fifth Wednesday, then every month on the third Wednesday, plus the fifth Wednesday if there is one. 

All golfers are responsible for their tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. Golfers are asked to use the divot repair bottles to fill the divots. Let the gardeners know if the bottles are empty. Turtle Lake’s greens and tees continue to look better, thanks to residents’ help, with much fewer neglected and poorly repaired ball marks. Don’t forget to rake the sand traps after your shot. Leave rakes in bunker with the head facing the green.

Those who are scheduled to play and need to drop out, can contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 ASAP.

–Dave LaCascia

Women’s Golf

Forty-five women golfers participated in the Women’s Golf Club’s weekly tournament on June 14. They competed for low gross, low net and birdies. Twelve golfers scored 14 birdies.The club congratulates Janice Turner and Joann Lim as they scored two birdies each.

The flight Winners were:

Flight A:  Low Gross: A tie between Linda Herman and Soo Choi, 27. Low Net: Janice Turner, 23. Birdies: Margie Thompson, Hole 2. Janice Turner, Holes No. 2 and 7. Soo Choi, Hole No. 3.   Linda Herman, Hole No. 7. Devora Kim, Zoe Pickell and Sally Park, Hole No. 8.

Flight B: Low Gross: Joann Lim, 26. Low Net: Jane Song, 21. Birdies: Marilyn Hewitt, Hole No. 2. Joann Lim, Holes No. 7 and 8. Lisa Kim, Hole No. 9.

Flight C: Low Gross: a four-way tie between Neva Senske, Hae Lee, Betty Regalado,and Sue Yokomi, 35. Low Net: Liz Meripol, 26. Birdies: Elizabeth Butterfield, Hole No. 2.  Liz Meripol, Hole No. 4.

The semi-annual women’s golf party was held on June 9. The group was treated to special awards and prizes, and social chairperson Elizabeth Butterfield provided entertainment. The next general meeting is scheduled for Oct. 4.

– Dale Quinn

Bocce Ball

The Bocce ball finals are scheduled to be played at the LW Bocce Court on June 25. 

The semi-finals begin at 9 a.m. Top winning teams from the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday Leagues will play single-elimination matches. 

The last two teams remaining will play the final game at 11 a.m. first and second place, overall winners will receive cash prizes. A pizza party will follow the award ceremony, immediately following the final game. 50-50 and other prize drawings are planned.

Anyone interested in learning more about the game of Bocce and how to play, can contact Laura Garcia  at (562) 230-5302.

–Laura Garcia

Calling all Chicago sports fans

Marla Hamblin is looking for people from Chicago or the Midwest who are interested in meeting and talking about their  favorite team: the Chicago Bears. The group meets  on June 25 in Clubhouse 6 at noon. 

For more information, call Hamblin  at (714) 401-9973

Shuffleboard League

The Shuffleboard Club invites residents to its next open house/open play event on Wednesday, June 29, at the Clubhouse 1 courts, anytime between 6–9 p.m., to watch feisty, established players demonstrate the essence of the shuffleboard game and to practice shooting the waxed discs down the slippery lane. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free.

After the first general meeting of the LW Shuffleboard Club’s new year, held on June 1, the club announced three evening open house/open play events to introduce LW residents to the Shuffleboard Courts.

The first open house was held on June 9, with 10 members hosting the event and six prospective members attending and playing their first game of shuffleboard. 

The July open house will be  held July 27 from 6–9 p.m. and will include a cookout at the picnic area beside Clubhouse 1 with an open house/open play to follow the meal. Announcement flyers regarding the event will be in the courts building after July 4.

Although the 2021/2022 Shuffleboard season has ended, it does not mean that players have stopped practicing. During the club’s off-time all are welcome to stop by the courts on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9–11 a.m. to watch, play, or train to set-up/clean-up for greater access to the courts.

Shuffleboard is an entertaining, challenging, and non-strenuous game of skill and strategy, played in its own heated building on indoor courts located behind Clubhouse 1.  No partners are necessary, and all equipment is provided. Only requirements are closed toed shoes with non-skid soles.

For more information, text club President Kay Mount at (775) 527-0426 or email her at kaymount@hotmail.com. People can also call Dave LaCascia at  (801) 674-5975.

–Dave LaCascia

The Dancing Feet Club members are practicing their line dances to celebrate the club’s eight-year anniversary on Sunday, June 26. Through the years, the members continue to show their passion for dancing, kept alive by the club’s founders. The club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2, ballroom and line dancing every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-9:30 p.m, and  line dance class every Monday from 7-9 p.m. People can bring their own snacks and drinks; alcoholic drinks are not allowed. It is a social dance so come dressed to impress. Admissions to both events are free. For more information, text Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223 or email at edbolos@comcast.net.


At the Wa-Rite meeting on June 10, the group covered the subject “How to make your Appetite Shrink.” Judy Crimmins gave a presentation on how to improve high blood pressure by controlling body weight, eliminating sugar and improving circulation by exercising. 

The group recorded a total weight loss of 14.5 pounds for the week. Melinda Lee was this week’s biggest loser with a total weight loss of 4.5 pounds.

Mary Popi was the  biggest loser of the month of May with a total weight loss of 7.5 pounds.

–Carol Chambers

Golf League Results

Clay Fischer sunk a Hole-in-One on June 10

On June 10, fourteen golfers and a guest from the Leisure World Golf League challenged the 5,800-yard, par 70, Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. This week two rare golf occurrences took place for the first time in over two years. Clay Fischer had a Hole-In-One on the 100-yard par 3 ninth hole and Dave La Cascia Eagled (2 under par) the 475-yard par 5 fifteenth hole. 

It was a beautiful morning to play golf considering the overcast and damp days the League has endured for weeks. Even with the course’s numerous water hazards, sand traps, and elevated greens, 10 of the 15 scores were at or under par and yielded 10 birdies.

All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight handicaps are 20 and over.

A Flight: First place: Clay Fischer, a spectacular 11 under 59, plus two birdies, and closest to the pin on the 100-yard par 3 ninth hole; second: Sam Choi, a very well-played 8 under 62, plus two birdies; third: Chris Lankford, and really good 7 under 63, plus two birdies; fourth: Jim Goltra, a sweet 5 under 65, and fewest putts; fifth: Dave LaCascia, a nice 4 under 66, plus a birdie; sixth: tie between Gary Stivers (with 2 birdies), Bill McKusky, and Larry Hillhouse.

B Flight: First place: Gene Vesely, a hard earned 3 under 67, plus a birdie; second: Tom Ross, at even par 70, plus fewest putts; third: Lowell Goltra, at 2 over 72; fourth: Fujio Norihiro; fifth: tie between Bob Munn and Digna Vesely. Guest William Hillhouse was closest to the pin on the 140-yard par 3 second hole.

June 13  saw 14 brave golfers from the Leisure World Golf League play a round at the 5,700-yard par 70 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Valley. Although it was not mentioned in the forecasts, the weather was atrocious, and it rained for over three hours. Conditions were dreadful with club selection and finding the “short” grass (fairways and greens) absolutely imperative. Any shot off the mark became very challenging to get back on the track. The course already has numerous water hazards, large sand traps, and tree-lined fairways that challenge everyone; but the weather was the biggest obstacle that day. With conditions as they were it was not surprising that the course yielded only five of 14 rounds at or under par, and just two birdies.

A Flight: First place: three-way tie between Jim Goltra, Bill McKusky and Gary Stivers, at a remarkable 3 under 67; second: Dave LaCascia, a hard-fought 2 under 68; third: Larry Hillhouse, a nice 1 under 69; fourth: tie between Clay Fischer, Chris Lankford and Sam Choi. Closest to the pin on the par 3 seventh hole was Goltra, and on hole No. 16 it was Fischer. Goltra and Lankford had the only birdies, and McKusky had fewest putts.

B Flight: First place: Liz Meripol, a really good 3 over 73; second: tie between Fujio Norihiro and Lowell Goltra, a well-played 4 over 74; third: Tom Ross; fourth: tie between Bob Munn and Pat Paternoster. Norihiro had fewest putts for the round.

The Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15–20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are  often full, so advance reservations are available via sign-up sheet at each round.

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net and fewest putts in each flight, birdies and closest to the pin on two par-3 holes. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. 

Those who are interested in joining the league can  contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

– Dave LaCascia

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% 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. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, June 23: Roasted turkey with sage gravy, corn bread stuffing and Brussels sprouts; chef’s special cake; roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade macaroni salad.

Friday, June 24: Polish sausage with sautéed onions and bell peppers, baked beans, and seasoned broccoli; fresh orange; Chinese chicken salad with Mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, June 27: Beef teriyaki, brown rice and Oriental vegetables; applesauce with cinnamon; tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus homemade macaroni salad.

Tuesday, June 28: Oven-baked chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, and seasoned cauliflower; chocolate pudding; spinach salad with chicken, Mandarin oranges, cranberries, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing; plus crackers.

Wednesday, June 29: Stuffed bell peppers, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and peas with onions and pimentos; fresh pear; ham-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus confetti slaw.


A group of residents is seeking members for an Al-Anon meeting in Leisure World. Al-Anon is a 12-step program for the family and friends of alcoholics. The group is currently working with the Recreation Department on a time for a clubhouse meeting. 

Those who are interested can call Robin at (562) 412-8351.

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Mutual 8 Garage Sale

Mutual 8 will hold its first Mutual-wide community yard and patio sale on Saturday, June 25, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Residents, family and friends are all welcome to enjoy the sunshine and shop for bargains. 

Start at unit 179-E off Oakmont Road to get a map with a free cup of coffee and homemade cookie. The map of Mutual 8 will include a list of over 35 participating units and a few highlights of items being sold. Residents will be selling furniture, collectibles, sports memorabilia, housewares, clothing and many new and barely used items. 

Senior Peace Club

Join the protest on June 29

The Senior Peace Club’s next peaceful protest will be held in front of the Leisure World Globe on Wednesday, June 29, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  The protest will focus on various issues including women’s reproductive rights, gun violence and war in Ukraine. 

The expected overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court, all the horrendous mass shootings taking place in this country, and the continuing war in Ukraine provide so many deep issues that club members feel compelled to speak out on and have their voices heard.

 A variety of signs will be available at the demonstration, but people are encouraged to make and bring their own appropriate signs. All caring and concerned people are welcome to participate. For more information, call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040.

Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade Salutes the Fourth

Plans are wrapping up for the annual Independence Day Golf Cart Parade, which will be held on July 4.

Beginning at Clubhouse 4 and ending at Clubhouse 6, the one-hour parade will follow a route that will include most of Leisure World’s main thoroughfares and neighborhoods. 

The parade will begin going south from Clubhouse 4 down St. Andrews Drive and turn left on Interlachen Road. The group will then make a right turn at Del Monte Drive, and circle around the flagpole off Sunningdale Road. 

The group will then travel north up Del Monte Drive, through Northwood Road and El Dorado Drive, to make a right turn onto Canoe Brook Drive. 

The parade will travel east on Golden Rain Road, and head to its final destination at Clubhouse 6 by turning left  on El Dorado Road, making a right turn on Oakmont Road and turning left onto St. Andrews Drive to finish at Clubhouse 6. 

Final cart decorating will be at 9:30 a.m., with the parade starting at 10.

To avoid breakdowns along the route, cart batteries should be fully charged, and cart fuel tanks filled to the brim.

Members of the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will set up and lead the parade, with the assistance of Security staff and the LW Radio Club members.

All golf cart owners can  participate. Membership in the Rollin’ Thunder is never required for community-wide events.

–Mike Levitt

FALW’s Veterans Picnic will be held on July 2

Young American men and women volunteered to serve their beloved country despite the fear to uphold what was close to their hearts. These young people gave all without reservation to preserve what they hold dear: freedom. 

In gratitude to all veterans residing in Leisure World, the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) will hold its annual Veterans Picnic on Saturday, July 2, at the Clubhouse 1 picnic grounds at 11:30 a.m. 

This event is a tradition by FALW to recognize the selfless sacrifices of the men and women who dedicated their lives to preserve American freedom. The beneficiaries of these unselfish deeds can never repay these service members  but hold them up on the highest pedestal. 

FALW will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, Filipino noodles, egg rolls, home-cooked chili beans, green salad, fruit, cakes for the July birthdays of club members, soda and water. People can bring their own alcohol. 

There will be a short program before lunch presented by some members of FALW and a performance by the Hui O Hula club. People will sing the individual military branch’s hymns. Father Juan Caboboy, FALW’s spiritual adviser, will do the invocation. FALW President Eilleen Merritt will give a short address, and “Taps” will be played. 

Gifts will be presented to the veterans who registered for the event. Due to the club’s financial strain, only the first 75 callers will be given a gift. 

To RSVP, call and state your name, branch of service and number of guests to Eilleen Merritt at (562) 486-1252; Essie Hicks at (714) 488-6149; Jane Haas at (714) 423-9689; Harry Varnas at (323) 791-1141;  Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223; Ric Dizon at (714) 225-3597; or Ren Villanueva at (323) 854-6209.

Humanist Association

Bill Zuersher will present on July 3

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet on Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Author and religious scholar Bill Zuersher will be the guest speaker at the meeting. 

Zuersher spoke to the Leisure World Humanists in November 2019 on the Transcendental Argument for God (TAG). The presentation is available on YouTube.

The title for Zuersher’s presentation is “Are the Laws of Logic Proof of God?” He will discuss whether everyday use of logic prove that God exists. A popular theistic argument for the existence of God is that atheists cannot provide a coherent account of logic. What is logic?  And how do we know it?  Join The Humanist Association for a fun presentation and discussion comparing some theistic and non-theistic perspectives on logic.

   Zuersher is an activist for the separation of church and state and the author of “Seeing through Christianity: a Critique of Beliefs and Evidence.”  His interest in religion derives from a concern about the role of faith-based beliefs  in American politics.  Rather than engage in public policy debate about multiple disparate issues, he decided to focus on the root cause  of all of them, namely religion and Christianity in particular.

    Zuersher’s book “Seeing Through Christianity” is a critique of Christian doctrines and evidential claims. The author goes on a tour of the religion’s roots, philosophy and history.  He encounters each component of belief in logical order, beginning with the universal religious problems of suffering and death, and culminating in the cosmic drama by which Christianity claims to resolve them.  He argues that Christian dependence upon faith results in beliefs that are arbitrary.

   Humanism attempts to address society’s important problems, in order to build a better world. Residents do not have to be Humanists to attend the meetings.

Sunshine Club

Jeremy Matteson will talk about balance and excerise

Physical Therapist Jeremy Matthson is the speaker for the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, June 24, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon. 

Matteson is a physical therapist from Senior’s Choice. He discuss how physical therapy is a possible solution for balance problems, especially for  seniors with joint pain.

Physical therapy is a discipline within healthcare that has been shown to help all people. However, most people do not know what physical therapy is or how to access it. The presentation will define physical therapy and its benefits, how to access it, plus how to determine whether or not to use  insurance benefits for it.

There will also be a Powerpoint presentation on traditional  balance and exercise. It covers how balance problems happen and what can and can’t be done about it. There will be a time for questions after the presentation. 

All residents are welcome to attend the meeting; no membership required. Refreshments will be served. For more information, text  Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Concerned Shareholders

Join the meeting today at 1 p.m.

The Concerned Shareholders Club will meet on Thursday, June 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m.

The club will welcome the new Recreation Department Director  Jesse Cripps as the guest speaker.  He comes to Leisure Word, Seal Beach, from Laguna Woods with many years of experience as a recreation manager. Time permitting, the club will discuss the Davis Stirling Act.  

The Concerned Shareholders is a service club formed for all shareholders to work  with GRF, Mutual Boards and the City of Seal Beach on a non-partisan and a non-sectarian basis. This meeting is not a GRF or a Mutual function or affiliation.  

Annual Dues remain at $3 per year. 

LW Birthdays

Harold Weinger will turn 92 years old on June 24. He plans to celebrate his special day with his wife, daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren and great- grandchild. He is looking forward to this birthday as you can see by the smile on his face.

George Mayeda of Mutual 6 (sitting center with hat) turned 100 years old on June 13.  He celebrated with a Dodger themed birthday party with over 40 family members, friends and neighbors. 

Relatively Speaking

Mutual 11 residents Sandra and  Lee Hoyt’s grandchildren both graduated this year. His grandaughter Olivia graduated from Long Beach Poly High School on June 14, having carried a 4.79 grade point average through Poly’s demanding PACE academic track. She was a four-year starter for the girl’s varsity soccer team. Her brother Aidan graduated in May from Lewis and Clark College, finishing in three years with a Summa Cum Laude degree in psychology and was honored by induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

Celebrate LW’s 60th anniversary with The Emperors

The Sunshine Club will  celebrate Leisure World’s 60th anniversary at its dinner and dance party on Friday, June 24, in Clubhouse 2 at 5 p.m. People will dance to ’60s and ’70s music by The Emperors and enjoy an Asian-tropical buffet dinner that will be served at 5:30 p.m. 

This will be the only official event for the 60th anniversary. GRF is sponsoring The Emperors, a classic rock band that is also celebrating its 60th anniversary. The band has been a favorite in the Long Beach/Orange County area since it started, when the members were in high school.

The Asian-tropical buffet dinner will include a Korean signature dish bulgogi, Sotanghon glass noodle, chicken afritada, a vegetable medley with shrimp, mapo tofu, pan-fried minced vegetable and kimchi, plus a  salad and sliced fruits. Coffee and water will also be supplied. 

Tickets are currently sold out. People who have purchased tickets and have questions can text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.


Shredding Service will be held on July 5

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) will hold a shredding  event for residents on Tuesday, July 5, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. 

The GAF is now asking residents to leave plastic or paper bags open and not tie the handles so that it is easier for volunteers to empty them. 

The GAF reminds  residents  of the following rules to have the best shredding service possible:

• Do not arrive earlier than 10 a.m., no one will be there to guard the bags of documents.

• All residents are asked to drop off their documents and leave once the truck arrives. There will not be seating or lines allowed at the event. 

• No cardboard boxes will be accepted. Documents must be in plastic or brown paper bags with handles opened. 

• Do not bring magazines or newspaper to be shredded.

• Remove staples and paper clips.

• No electronic devices will be accepted. 

• Contaminated bags will be turned away.

• No x-ray film copies. 

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

Donations are welcome at the event. 

For more information about the shredding service or the GAF, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org or text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Midge Bash (l), Mutual 14 resident and emergency coordinator for Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), met with Seal Beach Councilman Thomas Moore. ARES personnel voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with  local emergency and law enforcement leadership for communications duty in the public service should a disaster strike. 

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

    LW Republican Club members were appalled by a June 15 Los Angeles Times article about a gunman who killed two El Monte police officers was facing a  probation violation charge at the time.

The article explained that the suspect had previously been charged with having an illegal firearm, ammunition and methamphetamines. The district attorney (DA) chose to prosecute him only for the firearm charge, which holds a sentence of three years in prison. Prosecutors instead asked that he be given two years probation. When he violated his probation after being caught with a firearm, he was released by the probation department to await a hearing. Instead, he murdered two police officers.

The progressive Los Angeles County DA, Democrat George Gascon, ran as an opponent of “mass incarcerations,” which he said means sending people to prison for non-violent crimes. Gascon has also sought shorter sentences for violent criminals.

The campaign to recall Gascon is close to having the required signatures. The due date is July 6. Any registered voter in LA County can sign the petition at www.recallgeorgegascon.com/signthepetition.


At the June 15 meeting Club President David Harlow announced that he would be resigning his position after the November election for family reasons. He issued an official statement which said in part, “From time to time I like to look back over my 75 years and 50 years of marriage and it has been very rewarding, but not easy. My greatest accomplishments include becoming a believer in my faith, my long life with my wife, Laurie, and my 29 years serving my country in the United States Air Force. Many of you may have had a similar past.

“We have witnessed some great leaders in this country we call America. We take pride in our forefathers and the one group of people who have given us our country. As you may have heard, it is not the journalists, it is not the protesters, and it was not the politicians who gave us our great country; our soldiers gave us our freedom. Our national cemeteries are full of these heroes.”

The LW Republican Club wants all LWers to know that they can receive a free publication called “Imprimis.” It is a publication of  Hillsdale College, a four-year conservative liberal arts college in Hillsdale, Michigan. The May/June issue has an article called “Laying Siege to the Institutions,” by Christopher F. Rufo. He advocates a bottom-up approach against left-wing dogma and that individual citizens should ban together to challenge school boards and other institutions, including Disney. People can receive a free subscription at https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/free-lifetime-subscription-to-imprimis, or by writing to Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, Michigan, 49242-9989.

The club booth will be closed during July and August.

English Conversation Class

Those who are interested in learning or polishing their English language skills can attend an English conversation class on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

Currently, students from Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea are enrolled. The class material is usually from the LW Weekly newspaper. During the class, students discuss newspaper articles and learn new vocabulary, phrases, expressions, etc. The instructor suggests certain topics for essay writing practice and helps students evaluate their writing skills.

Basic English language skills is the minimum requirement for enrollment. There is no membership fee to join.

Hymn Sing

The Hymn Sing, hosted LW Assembly of God, will be held this Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m., in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. People can choose their favorite hymn to sing along to during this special time. 

All residents are welcome to join.

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, June 23

4 pm LW 50th Anniversary

4:45 pm  SBNWS Wally Shirra

5 pm Ocean Perspectives

5:30 pm LW Aquatic Center 


6:30 pm SB Classic Car Show

7 pm Beginning of LW/

Special Olympics

7:20 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

7:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

8 pm McGaugh Pageant of 

the Arts

9 pm Living the Good Life

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew

Friday, June 24

4 pm Cinco De Mayo 2022:

Alas De Angel

4:40 pm Drones and Herons

5 pm LW Easter Parade

5:40 pm Beginning of LW/ 

the Special Olympics

6 pm LW Aquatic Center 


6:50 pm LW Hula

7 pm Life and Times in SB:
Lawhead Brothers

8 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

8:35 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Saturday, June 25

4 pm Beginning of LW

4:20 pm Cinco De Mayo 2022:

Alas De Angel

5 pm LW Aquatic Center 


5:50 pm LW Hula 2021

6:15 pm Drones and Herons

6:30 pm Seal Beach Classic 

Car Show 2022

7 pm McGaugh Pageant of 

the Arts

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, May 26

4 pm McGaugh Pageant of

the Arts

5 pm SB Classic Car Show

5:30 pm LW Easter Parade/

Drones and Herons

6 pm Rough Seas Ahead

6:55 pm LW Drone Club

7 pm Livin’ the Good Life

8 pm Seal Beach Classic 

Car Show 2022

8:30 pm Studio Cafe

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Cerritos Center:

Matt Mauser

Monday, June 27

4 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

4:35 pm Fire Department Training in LW March 2022

5 pm LW Karaoke: 

Friendship and Memories

6 pm LW 50th Anniversary

6:38 pm Rough Seas Ahead

7 pm SB Government Meeting:


8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew 

Tuesday, June 28

4 pm LW 50th Anniversary

4:40 pm Great Lakes and Beyond

5 pm Beginning of LW and the Special Olympics

5:30 pm Livin’ the Good Life

6:30 pm SB Classic Car Show

7 pm Studio Cafe

7:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of 

the Arts

8:30 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Wednesday, June 29

4 pm LW Aquatic Center 


4:50 pm LW Hula 2021

5 pm Livin’ the Good Life

6 pm Cinco De Mayo 2022:

Alas De Angel

6:40 pm Rough Seas Ahead

7 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

7:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

9 pm LW 50th Anniversary

9:45 pm Wally Shirra/


10 pm Bobe Cole Conservancy

10:30 pm Cerritos Center–

Riders in the Sky

*All programming subject to change

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

Conservative former federal judge J. Michael Luttig was one of two witnesses who testified during the most recent session of televised hearings currently taking place in Congress. He ended his remarks with a warning that there remains “a clear and present danger to American democracy” even 17 months after the attack on Jan. 6, 2021.   

In the midst of viewing these hearings, the Democratic Club reminds club members and supporters that it is still important to be aware of what happened in the Orange County Primary Elections, and what that means for the General Election in November. 

Many pundits continue to say that Orange County voters will again play a key role in national politics in November.

Although there are now 73,000 more Democrats than Republicans among the 1,809,773 registered voters in Orange County, only 35% of OC’s potential voters actually voted in the Primary.  

Once again, the percent of voters in Leisure World far exceeded that of voters in the rest of the county. It ranged from 60.46-64.91%, depending upon the precinct. These are significant numbers since there are 7,068 registered voters in Leisure World.  

It is also good news that all six OC Congressional District candidates endorsed by the Democratic Party of OC will go forward to compete in the General Election. Only one of these candidates—LW’s District 47 candidate Katie Porter—received more that 50% of the vote in the Primary. 

It will not be known until November as to whether or not all of six Democratic candidates will represent Orange County voters in Congress next year.  However, the LW Democratic Club has already started making plans along with the other Democratic clubs in the county to get out the vote in the General Election. Special attention will be paid to the importance of reaching the No Prefrerred Party voters.  How they vote will be critical in Asif Mahmood’s District 40, Jay Chen’s District 45 and Mike Levin’s District 49, as well as in Porter’s campaign in the new District 47.

The club also supports a California Constitutional Amendment that will likely be on the November ballot. The proposed amendment would codify existing California laws that relate to women’s ability to choose their own future.  The amendment must clear the state Legislature by a two-thirds vote by June 30 in order to be in the 2022 General Election ballot.

California already has some of the most expansive abortion laws in the country. The proposed amendment is one of 14 proposals now moving through the Legislature that would strengthen and expand access to women’s health care, including abortion. It has a good chance of passing. Among likely California voters, 76% oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, according to an April survey by the Public Policy Institute of California.

obituaries, page 17


In Memoriam

Reyna Lopez Calderon 60

Robert Conti 63

Bernadette Okoro 82

Glori Shilling 96

Joan Elvidge 87

Chikwendu Ikeri 73

Ural Petrosian 84

James Langh 71

Michael Spangler 68

Josephine Magid 78 

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary

Religion, pages 18-20

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. People are welcome to 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).

Message From the Pastor

The apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 writes, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day  [return of Christ to Earth] will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the son of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.” 

?Paul cautions the believers at Thessalonica not to be deceived or led astray by false teachers concerning the coming of Christ. He states that two things must happen first: a falling away, and the revealing of sin. These must take place first and have not happened yet. Christ’s second coming should not be confused with the Rapture of the Church, which is imminent and could occur at any moment, sets the stage for these two events. These events for the church will be the topic of this week’s message from Pastor Bruce Humes.  Understanding the distinction of the times God has prepared for his Church is important to every follower of Christ.    

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week, Iris Muncie, Carol Speake and Sue Kaminski will sing “Days of Elijah.” 

 Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.

 Midweek Studies

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

Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday’s prayer and Bible study, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.

 Scripture of the Week 

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in tight places. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride”  Psalm 46:1-3, NASB.


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

Those who want more information or have a need can call the church message line at (562) 431-8810. The call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.

Beit HaLev

Rabbi-Cantor Galit-Shirah is conducting a Prayer and Blessings Class every Monday at 5 p.m.  There is no charge to register, call (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com to sign up for the class.  This is a continuation of the class that was held last fall to learn the meanings of the prayers and blessings as well as the melodies  for the Shabbat morning service.  The Zoom link for the class is  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09.

Beit HaLev has livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom.  

Thee Shabbat evening service is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85149315811?pwd=T3hOUkx5NUorR1M3UldWNS84d3RKQT09. The meeting ID is 851 4931 5811, and the passcode is RavGalit.

For the Shabbat morning service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87999429979?pwd=eml5L09HL0d0Y3c2MUNFRGZZM05KUT09. The meeting ID is 879 9942 9979, and the passcode is RavGalit.

The Torah reading this week is from “Shelach L’cha,” from Numbers 15:8-41 in the Third Triennial Cycle.  The reading follows the most egregious mistake made by the Israelites: the false report given by 10 of the 12 scouts sent into Canaan, demoralizing the people and infuriating the Divine so that the Israelites are punished by having to spend another 38 years in the wilderness before being allowed into the Promised Land.  At the end of the reading there is the account of a man who has violated the Sabbath by gathering wood and after Moses consults with HaShem, is put to death.

All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”  Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available for sale at in-person services.

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. Everyone who seeks a path to the Divine is welcome, and Beit Halev doesn’t believe in labels.  

To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com. Contributions in the name of Robert Slater can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times:  Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  The Wednesday morning Bible study is on recess until July 6.  The next Hymn Sing will be held this Sunday, June 26, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 2 Lobby.

Sermon for this week:  While setting up the office in their home, Pastors Sheryl and Chuck Franco purchased several pieces of self-assembled furniture from a store famous for those products. The Francos opened the instruction pamphlet that came with the bookcase and discovered 16 pages with 51 steps illustrated by pictures only, no words, on how to put the furniture together.  Eight hours later, sweaty and grumpy, after a few false starts and switching pieces around, the bookcase was successfully put together.  

Some people may find their own faith journey difficult to navigate while attempting to figure out what God wants.  The instruction book believers are given can sometimes feel impossible to understand. Pastor Chuck will resume his series on the Old Testament prophets with a sermon from Micah 6:8 on Sunday, June 26.  Come and discover God’s simple, three-point instruction on how to live a successful Christian life.  

Bible Study: “Wild Places,” by George DeJong, is a video series filmed in the Holy Land.  The locations help illuminate the teaching of navigating the wild, rough places in life.  Pastor Chuck will lead the guided discussion questions on July 6 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

Contact: More information 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 to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.

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

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.

On June 20, the bishopric of the Atherton Ward was changed. Bishop Jonathan Brimley and his councilors were released after years of stellar service. The new bishop is Mike Gravley. Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at (562) 212-8681.

The course of study is the Old Testament; personal reading should be those chapters in 1 Kings not covered in the study. The reading for the week of  June 27-July 3 covers 1 Kings chapters 17-19.

The “Come, Follow Me,” Handbook says that this week’s scriptures show the house of Israel in disarray. “The unity and prosperity achieved under David and Solomon were long past, and the nation’s covenant relationship with the Lord was, for many people, a distant memory. The Kingdom of Israel had divided, with ten tribes forming the Northern Kingdom of Israel and two tribes forming the Southern Kingdom of Judah.” 

When believers read the Scriptures, they are exercising faith, which prepares hearts and minds to hear the “still small voice of the Spirit” (1Kings 19:12).

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold a potluck dinner on Friday, June 24, prior to services in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 5:15 p.m. A sign up sheet has been sent to members. Services conducted by Rabbi Eric Dangott will begin following the dinner at 6:30 and will also be available on Zoom.  Hybrid services continue on Saturday, June 25, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom with Rabbi Mike  Mymon at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Sh’lach from the book of Numbers. In this portion, Moses sends 12 spies to explore the land of Israel. Ten of them convince the people that it will be too difficult to conquer the land. God responds to their lack of confidence by punishing them with 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. God also commands the Israelites to put fringes on the ends of their clothing.  

Those who would like to become a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Bass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet. 

LW Baptist

God’s plan is vastly bigger than most believers have ever dreamed. His plan is to open a worldwide door through faith. LW Baptist will  focus on that plan from Acts 10 on Sunday, June 26, at 10 a.m. with music and fellowship. 

The women’s Bible study group meets Monday mornings at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The Energizer’s group will meet on Wednesday June 29, after the choir rehearsal at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, to hear from Amazon missionaries, Marcos and Sarah Baughman. They will share stories about their floatplane work with Brazil’s Wings of Mercy. 

Call the church office at (562) 430-8598  to receive more information about services and Bible Studies.

Faith Christian Assembly

Many people are planners who like to think ahead and work things out in order to hopefully experience favorable results. Planning is great and should be done in certain circumstances, as Luke 14:28 states, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it,”

However, planning is not always enough.  Everyone knows from experience that even the best of plans can go amiss. There are just too many things beyond a person’s control. 

Knowing this can be a great source of anxiety. Left unchecked, anxiety can turn to depression. But that’s not the way it has to be. God knows exactly what people need, even better than what they know to be true, because he created all people.  Psalm 50:10-11 says he is the owner of everything: “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the mountains, and the wild beasts of the field are mine.”

God is the omniscient, omnipresent one who is trustworthy above everything and everyone, including  plans and circumstances. Jeremiah 17:7-8 says that “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is in the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought.”

Faith Christian Assembly asks believers where does their trust lie? Is it in his or her plans and knowledge? Believers should put their ultimate trust in God, and he will  lead, just as Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.” 

 Jesus is the focus of all of the teaching at Faith Christian Assembly. Residents are invited to hear a Bible-based message at one of the services this weekend and learn about Jesus, who loved the world so much that he died so that everyone may experience  abundant life. 

Faith Christian Assembly’s weekly Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 13820 Seal Beach Boulevard, 

The Wednesday morning Bible Study is at 11, and the Grief Share meets weekly on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. 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 contact@fcachurch.net, or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

Community Church

This Sunday, June 26, Community Church will dive deeper into its current series topic of Freedom. Christians should  not take their freedom lightly. God calls each believer to check attitudes, motives and opinions and measure them against the unfailing, unfaltering love of God.  Believers are responsible, with God’s help, to extend that same grace to others, especially those who may differ from a believer’s circle of comfort.

Community Church welcomes people of all backgrounds and invites new people to come early for a cup of coffee before worship to get a feel for the community and stay for award-winning music and a powerful message. 

Community Church is a friendly church, and everyone is welcome to join in-person worship on Sunday, June 26, at  9:50 a.m. and via Zoom or Facebook. 

Due to COVID cases rising, people who want to attend the in-person worship service must provide proof of vaccination and wear masks.  

Entrances to the church may be found both at the front of the church and the pedestrian gate between the church and the shops.  

Those who are in need without another way to address it  can call (562) 431-2503.

Holy Family Catholic Church

The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.

To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. For more information, visit www.holyfamilysb.com.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, July 2, with Venerable Kusala in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m.

Ven. Kusala, who is well known in the Buddhist community, teaches Buddhism in a simple way. 

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in his teachings. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call (714) 468-6887.

Christian Fellowship and Fun Club

The Christian Fellowship and Fun Club will meet Tuesday, June 28, in Clubhouse 4 at 6 p.m., People are encouraged to bring a dish to share with the group and bring their own cutlery. Coffee and water will be provided. 

Entertainment for this week will be provided by the Hui O Hula Club. All residents are welcome to attend the meeting. 

The Christian Fellowship and Fun Club will not meet in July and August. 

For more information, call (562) 455-6218. 

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.

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study Group will meet on Monday, June 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The group will go over  Chapter 14 of  the book “Loving  God with All Your Heart.”  All are welcome to attend. 

For more information about the group, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton at (562)-594-8100.

How to Submit an Obituary to the LW Weekly

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.

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

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

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

Arts & Leisure

Golf cart parade, Roy Orbison Tribute, classic cars featured

The GRF Recreation Department will host the annual Independence Day event with a Classic Car Show, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade, a Craft Club show, and the ever-popular Black & White Knights band on Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and the parking lot.

Parking will be limited at Clubhouse 6, so people are encouraged to park at Clubhouse 4. Minibuses will run a continuous shuttle at 15-minute intervals to transport people between Clubhouse 6 and 4, where there is plenty  of parking. Minibuses will operate from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for this event, so take advantage of the free park-and-ride service.

Singer Mark Barnett will perform the best-loved and challenging songs of the legendary Roy Orbison, plus the most popular music of the 50s and 60s with his band The Black & White Knights.  Barnett started out on his musical journey at the age of 13 singing in his father’s band, The Johnny Barnett Show. In 1991, he struck out on his own with his Roy Orbison tribute show. Over the years, he and his group have performed at venues such as the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano and the Elks Opera House in Prescott, Arizona, to name a few. 

Barnett has an authentic Orbison style and vocal range that captures the singer with such classic hits as “Crying,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Running Scared” and more. The master musicians who make up The Black & White Knights bring all the ingredients of an actual Roy Orbison concert.

Activities will start at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 6 parking lot, with more to see inside, and will continue until 2 p.m. Residents, their families and friends are all welcome. Koffel’s Taco and Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que trucks will be available for refreshments.

The Silver Fox Club is seeking residents who own classic or unusual cars to participate; club membership is not required. Non-residents are also welcome to make the show a success. Contact information is available through the Recreation Department by calling (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

The Theater Club will offer its popular free face painting to people of all ages, whether they are GRF members or not.Arts and craft clubs will display and sell their handmade wares in the table tennis area in Clubhouse 6. The clubhouse, including the fitness center, will be closed. 

Participating clubs should contact Kathy Thayer at (562) 431-6586, ext. 398, or email kathyt@lwsb.com to confirm the equipment needed for their display. Some space may still be available, and any GRF craft club may apply. 

—Kathy Thayer, 

recreation manager


Photo Arts Club

At the June meeting of the Photo Arts Club instructor Ben Benjamins gave a presentation on photographing a person not looking directly at the camera.

The club’s next meeting is on Thursday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The assignment is to choose a large, complex object, such as piece of equipment, take five photos of small areas of the object with the focus on different angles, details and sections, in different lighting and neutral background, and email to Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com. The photos will be shown and discussed at the meeting.  

For more information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at (562) 430-7978. Everyone is welcome.

—Esther Cummings


Duplicate Bridge

Winners in 7-table game on June 9 were: Joan Tschirki and Fred Reker, north/south, with a 59.77% game. There was a tie for first place between Thad Mikols and Jeanette Estill and Larry Topper and Bob Goldstein, east/west, with a 53.47% game.

On June 10, Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson were the winners in an 8½-table game, north/south, with a 62.20% game. East/west winners were Marcia Lane and John Berg, Jr. with a 59.52% game.

The overall winner in the 4-table Howell game on June 11, with a 60.71% score, was first time player Sally Baker, with her basic Bridge teacher Larry Slutsky. 

In the 10½-table game on June 13, the winners were: Joan Tschirki and Priscilla Caillouette, north/south, with a 63.52%; Howard Smith and Glenn Barry with a 62.22% game were second. East/west winners were Linda Nye and Alan Olschwang with a 63.23% game; second were Shmuel Fisher and Thad Mikols with a 61.91% game.

Games are played on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. Players are asked to arrive no later than noon to confirm their reservations. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets or by contacting Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 hbsharonb@gmail.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day.

Basic Bridge series of lessons for LW residents by Rob Preece and Larry Slutsky have been completed. Continue to check LW Weekly for future classes or call Slutsky at (562) 253-7119 for more information.

—Gene Yaffee


Creative Writers

The Creative Writers Club will meet on Friday, June 24, at 1:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. New members are welcome. 

For more information, call Shoal Lugenbeal at (714) 747-2146.

—Shoal Lugenbeal


Community Karaoke

The Karaoke club had a lovely group of singers at its weekly gathering on June 8. Gerry Tagaloa sang the Bee Gees’ hit “Words;” the host, Walt Bier, performed Neil Diamond’s tune. Tony Tupas sang “American Pie,” and David Noble did “I’m on Fire.” Duane Owens’ favorite was “Blue Bayou.” Essie Hicks, Anna Le, Ren Villaneauva and Bob Barnum sang their picks with emotion and vigor. Nina Todorov, Barbie May, Vinnie Correnti, Shannon Harrison, Elizabeth Butterfield, Pat Paternoster and Karen Morris preferred the pop and country tunes.

On Wednesday, June 29, the club will celebrate the fourth of July by serving hot dogs and ice cream.

The Karaoke Club meets on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Anyone who wants  to practice should go to Clubhouse 6 on Mondays from 1-3 p.m.

—Margie Thompson


Tournament Poker

The Tournament Poker Club will hold a Texas Hold’em casino style game on Saturday, June 25, at noon in Clubhouse 6. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on game day. A light lunch will be served, and prizes will be awarded to the final players. For more information, contact Debbie Barner at (325) 721-0687.

On June 11, Erika Greenwood won the final table for the second week in a row, beating Donna Hernandez with a straight. Third to fifth place finalists were Linda Stone, Debbie Barner, and Guta Basner. Roy Mittelstadt won high hand with KKK33 and Jon Jones won second highest hand with JJJKK and the promo hand.

The club plays a Texas Hold’em tournament on the first three Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 6 at noon. Texas Hold’em lessons are offered at 11 a.m. No late seating is permitted. Membership is $10 per year and $5 per game.

—Judy Jasmin


NOCE invites the LWers to attend a free summer concert on June 27 in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m. Instructor Lee Lassetter and the students from the Choir and Tone Chime classes have been preparing for this moment all year and will put on a 90-minute performance. Arrive early for best seating and to support the talents of friends and neighbors.


Weekend Night Dances

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra, Leisure World’s own professional big band, plays on the first and third Sundays in Clubhouse 4 featuring Big Band swing and jazz standards under the direction of Jeff Plum.

Abilene, Leisure World’s country rock band, is back by popular demand on Saturday, June 25, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 and on Thursday, July 7 at the Amphitheater. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Going strong for nearly 20 years, Abilene opened last year’s Amphitheater season with a rockabilly show that drew nearly 2,000 fans. 

Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer, guitarist Rod Anderson, guitar Synthesizer and pianist Jim Long, bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer, round out the group. 

• Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended. 

• No table saving. You may bring your own snacks.

• Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m.  to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down and arrange the setup for the following day (except New Year’s Eve).

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

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

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



Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m. The club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes.

The following are the winning scores from the game on June 9: Marilyn Allred, first place, 13,510; Sylvia Clinton, second, 11,060; Ron Olsen, third, 10,790; and Nancy Wheeler, fourth, 10,020.

June 11 winners are: Diana Sambert, first place, 12,400; Howard Bleakley, second, 12,040; Chung He Scharschmdt, third, 11,050; and Irene Perkins, fourth, 10,830.

The winners from June 13 are: Tony Dodero, first, 12,230; Julia Troise, second, 11,450; Nancy Wheeler, third, 11,050; and Marilyn Allred, fourth, 10,690.

Lessons to learn how to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416 for more information. Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

—Marge Dodero


2022 Amphitheater Movies

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater begin June 24. Six new movies will be shown on the gigantic screen on Friday nights through Sept. 16. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Minibus service will be available to take people home after the show.

• June 24—Knives Out

The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure—everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.

PG-13 | 2h 10min | mystery-comedy | 2019 |  

• July 8: No Time To Die  

Sponsor: Home Instead Senior Care

James Bond is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica after leaving active service. However, his peace is short-lived as his old CIA friend, Felix Leiter, shows up and asks for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond on the trail of a mysterious villain who’s armed with a dangerous new technology. 

PG-13 | 2h 10min | action-thriller | 2021 |  

• July 15: Disney’s Encanto

 The Madrigals are an extraordinary family who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia in a charmed place called the Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift—every child except Mirabel. However, she soon may be the Madrigals last hope when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is now in danger.

PG | 1h 49min | animation-comedy | 2021 |  

• July 29: TBD

• Aug. 5: Ghostbusters: Afterlife 

When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

PG-13 | 2h 4min | adventure-comedy | 2021 |

• Aug. 19: Dog

Sponsor: Sandra Teel Medicare Insurance; Community Legal Aid SoCal 

With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.  

PG-13 | 1h 41min | comedy-drama | 2022 |

• Sept. 2: Respect

Sponsors: Optum and SCAN

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career—from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom—it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

PG-13 | 2h 25min |  musical-drama | 2021 |

• Sept. 16: Cyrano

Sponsors: Optum and SCAN 

Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles everyone with his ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay. However, he’s convinced his appearance renders him unworthy of the affections of the luminous Roxanne, a devoted friend who’s in love with someone else.

PG-13 | 2h 4min | drama-melodrama | 2021 |


The Producers Club is looking for readers to be a part of the murder mystery comedy “Bombs Away” and for helpers with  backstage production. A reader is someone who stands in for an actor who  cannot make a rehearsal, reading their lines. No memorization is required. Rehearsals are on Mondays and Fridays.

For more information, call (562) 598-0880 or (562) 598-5242.


Monday Night Bunco

The winners from the June 13 meeting of Leisure World’s Monday Bunco Club are: Lori Schulte, Nicole Kluever, most buncos; Judy Georger, most wins; Gail Levitt, most babies; and Katie Carmagnola, most losses.

The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. There is a halftime social. 

The next meeting is on June 27. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.

—Gail Levitt


Cribbage Club

On June 14, 44 members of the Cribbage Club were treated to root beer floats by Russ Gray in honor of  Flag  Day and in remembrance of Gray’s father. Mike Rosa provided coffee and refreshments.

First-place winner was Lynne Sorum with a score of 835 out of  a possible 847. Bob Starley took second place with 833; third place went to Grace Holdaway with a score of 831. Dolores Cook placed fourth with 830.

Seven games of cribbage are played each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. with refreshments served at noon.  Players should arrive by 12:15 p.m. to get a spot at the table. New members are always welcome. Dues for the year are $5 with $1 weekly contribution at the playing table. 

Anyone interested in learning or brushing up on the game or for more information can leave a message with Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885.

—Marilyn Chelsvig


On June 16, after a two-year absence, Hui O Hula celebrated its comeback to the Alpert Jewish Center of Long Beach, performing “A Toast to You and Me” to “Tiny Bubbles.” Dance lessons are offered twice a week on Tuesday in Clubhouse 6, upstairs, and Thursday at Veterans Plaza. Both classes meet at 1 p.m. Beginners and walk-ins may come to Clubhouse 6 on Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Traditional basic steps will be shown before dancing.  The current hula subject in the regular class is “Aloha ‘Oe” and “I’ll Remember You” as dancers are gearing up for a summer luau performance at Stanton’s Rowntree Gardens assisted living facility. The Hui house band, led by Larry Yamashiro, will also join  the dancers.


2022 Amphitheater Season

The 2022 Amphitheater music festival will start June 30 with a 12-show lineup at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Food trucks will provide options for pre-event dining. The free weekly concerts start at 7:30 p.m. (schedule is subject to change). 

June 30 Vegas Country—A Tribute to Tim McGraw and Shania Twain

Sponsors: On-Site Home Sales

Home Instead Senior Care

July 7 Terry Otte & Abilene

July 14 ABBA L.A.

Sponsor: Gasper Monteer Real Estate

July 21 Ronstadt Revival

July 28 Michael Bublé Tribute with Anthony Bernasconi  

Sponsor: Tandem Careplanning

Aug. 4 Elvis Tribute with Matt Lewis

Aug. 11 Paul McCartney Tribute, Live and Let Die 

Sponsor: Athens Services

Aug. 18 Stone Soul 

Aug. 25 Neil Diamond Tribute

Sponsor: Tandem Careplanning

Sept. 1 Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart 

Sponsors: Optum and United Healthcare

Cannon Legal Firm

Sept. 8 The Long Run, Experience the Eagles 

Sponsors: Optum and United Healthcare


Sept. 15 Walk Like a Man, a Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 

Sponsors: Optum and United Healthcare


“The Accidentals Quartet,” a local barbershop quartet, will perform at the LW Community Church on July 3 at 3 p.m. The group performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade last year and has gained national fame as the voices of Toys “R” Us and are soon to be seen in Daniel Radcliffe’s TBS series “Miracle Workers.” Come to the concert and stay for a cookie. A $10 donation will be collected at the door. For more information, call Taylor White at (562) 208-3359.


Cabaret Entertainers present “Puttin’ On The Glitz” July 9

The Cabaret Entertainers welcomes everyone to its second show of the year, “Puttin’ On The Glitz,” on Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 6. 

The show will feature people’s favorites: Bette Fritz, Linn Atkinson, Tosca Lies, Charla Gae, Maxine Chavez, Connie Farrand, Ric Dizon, Ken Notorleva, jazzy Nina DeRosa and music director Charlie Guggino. Phil Mandeville will be emcee, Tim The Eraser Fitzpatrick  sound technician; Jon and Chris Russell, supporting cast; and Bill McKusky, spotlight operator. The videographers (tentative) include David Wolfe and Irene Cistaro. 

The donation receptacles will be available at the tables to support the future shows and equipment replacement and purchase. 

—Charlie Guggino


Entertainment Reviews

Seen any good movies lately? Read a great book? Attended a fantastic local theater production? LW residents are invited to submit reviews for publication in the LW Weekly. 

Include all pertinent information, such as author names, location information, movie ratings, etc. 

Send reviews with your name, Mutual and telephone numbers to katyal@lwsb.com. 

All reviews are subject to editing for content and clarity and will run as space allows.


AuthorSpeak at LW Library

The Leisure World Library invites everyone to join its second AuthorSpeak event of the year, at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 8, next to the library at Veterans Plaza.

Author Wolfgang Glattes will discuss his book, “Memories of La La Land.” 

Glattes has lived a storied career behind the camera in Hollywood. He served as a director and producer on such films as “Cabaret,” “Willy Wonka,” “Fletch,” and more than two dozen other productions. 

The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. People may arrive as early as 10:30 a.m., to enjoy refreshments provided by the library.


2023 Calendar Photos Wanted

The LW Weekly will produce a 2023 wall calendar featuring the work of Leisure World photographers in late 2022.

This year, photos will be accepted all year long, so people can take compelling shots of local landscapes and immediately submit them for possible inclusion in the calendar. That will save the time of swiping through hundreds of pictures at year’s end to find that perfect shot.

Editors are looking for scenic vistas of Leisure World and Seal Beach. Photos of people are not eligible. Holiday or seasonal shots are welcome, especially images that capture the spirit of October, November and December. 

Editors are also looking for original views of iconic LW spaces and fresh ways of seeing familiar spaces, such as the globe and Veterans Plaza for example.

A team of editors selects the photos featured in calendars, so it’s possible that multiple shots by the same person are chosen (photographers’ names are not included in the decision-making process). 

Potential contributors should submit large, high-resolution, 300 dpi images in landscape format. 

Cell phone photos should be emailed in the “actual” or “original” size format. 

Email entries to stephenb_news@lwsb.com with name, address, phone number and a brief description of the photo. 

For information on technical requirements, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 392.


Long Beach Symphony 2022-2023 Concert Series

Conductor and music director Eckhart Preu has selected the greatest music, ever written for the orchestra’s next concerts, starting with Beethoven’s fifth and other musical choices for October, followed by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff on Nov. 19. On Feb. 4, people can enjoy four of the orchestra’s violinist solos including a concert master Roger Wilkie  in Vivaldi’s “4 Seasons,” plus a late Mozart symphony.

On March 11, the Orchestra will be joined by the Long Beach Camerata Singers, the South Bay Children’s Choir and the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo. The fifth and final concert on June 3 is called “An American in Paris,” featuring music by George Gershwin and “Harlem” by Duke Ellington with guest piano virtuoso Michelle Cann.

Tickets to series of five or individual concerts are available for purchase at LongBeachSymphony.org or by phone at (562) 436-3203, ext. 1. Various seat locations, prices and senior discounts are available. Bus tickets for round-trip rides for the series between LWSB and the  Long Beach Terrace Theater Concert hall, provided by the LBSO, are also available.

For more information, contact Frieda Davis at GEOH.Davis@gmail.com. For information about bus tickets, boarding location, time and other details, contact Beverly Emus at (562) 296-5586 or email Beverly90740@gmail.com.     


OC Fair Entries Still Accepted

There is still time for talented bakers and gardeners to enter various Culinary Arts and Horticulture competitions for the OC Fair. The entry deadline is July 5. Horticulture entry deadlines begin July 13. 

The entries are still accepted for: Culinary Arts: Cookies, Bars & Brownies, Sugar Arts & Confections, Yeast & Quick Breads. Horticulture: Cut Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables, Container Plants.

Review the specific deadlines for weekly competitions and entry guides at ocfair.com/competitions.


Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first. Any answer by black, the white’s third move is checkmate.

Solution to this week’s puzzle first move is Ne7. 

The white Knight moves from d5 to e7, black King h8, white Rook h7,  black King h7, the next move by white is check mate.

The Chess Club meets every Friday from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

—Livia Boda




LW residents are invited to submit reviews of their favorite eateries for publication. Include your name, Mutual and telephone number. 

Reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email submissions to katyal@lwsb.com.



The new Yahtzee Club  starts July 1 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month.  

For more information, contact Diane Seeger at (562) 533-5997.  

—Joyce Ingram



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000.   Exp 7/06


May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored and glorified, loved, honored, praised and preserved now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus,  pray for us. St. Jude, helper of the hopeless, pray for us. Please pray for Ken! Say this prayer nine times for nine days and your petition will be granted. Must promise publication.


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.   Exp 7/27


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Laminate/Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Patio Carpet-and-Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  Exp 8/17



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 7/06


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/13




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Fans/Light-Fixtures/Entry-Doors/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New Windows.  Exp 8/17

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 9/14


Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   Exp 8/24


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 8/17


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  7/27



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint,  specialty-finishes, cabinets, murals and MORE! License 1033927.  Exp 8/04



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 8/10


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   Exp 1/04/2023

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.   Exp 9/14


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Roll-Up Shades/Custom Drapes/New Sound Suppression Windows.  Exp 8/17

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004.  Exp 8/24



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. (562) 822-6655, (714) 955-2885.


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


West Memorial Park. Garden of Remembrance. 1-Plot/$4,500. Seller will pay transfer-fee. Call between10:00am-2:00pm ONLY. 714-222-6741.


DOG-SITTER WANTED.  Live in Rossmoor. Please call Diann 562-243-8997.


Leisure-World Resident looking for a part-time caregiver. Call 562-795-8941.


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.   Exp 9/14



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.   Exp 1/04/2023


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.  Exp 8/31



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   Exp 8/17


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.   Exp 9/07


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 8/24


Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. Business License 14206319.  Exp 6/29


CTC Home Care Inc. Caregivers are Trained/Licensed/Bonded/Insured/Honest and speak good English. Available to work Full-Time/Part-Time. Licensed to drive for Doctor-Appointments/Groceries. Contact Person Consuelo/714-820-0294. Seal Beach Business License 14206475.  Exp 6/29


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.   Exp 8/03


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 8/03


CINDIE O. Haircuts, Color, Perms. Seal Beach Phenix Salon 562-277-2271. Business License OSM001.  Exp 7/13


Experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License 

HEL0006.  Exp 9/14



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL  AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! Seal Beach Business License AB0001. Exp 7/20



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 8/03


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 9/07


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 9/07


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Exp 8/24


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 7/20


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 8/24


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident  SB License FUH0001.   Exp 9/07



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.  Exp 8/03


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  Exp 1/04/2023


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 7/06


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   Exp 7/20

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 7/06



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 8/10



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618.   Exp 8/17


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229.  Exp 7/20


Oxygen Concentrator Home Unit Wanted. Call 562-598-0121.


Neighborhood Yard Sale. Thursday/June-23rd (9:00am-Noon). Greenbelt between Buildings 94 & 95.


Samsung iPAD S5E Never Used! Call 562-405-1240 for pricing.


Antique Roll-Top Desk (Used) $300/OBO 562-353-3632. U-PICK-UP.


SALE @ 1442 Merion Way/Apartment-29F Saturday/June-25th/12:00-4:00pm. Furniture & full China-Set, Cutlery, Art Work, Glass-Wear, Electronics. Full Golf-Sets (Left-hand).


HUGE SALE! 1460 Homewood Road/Mutual-5/Apartment-95E. Thursday/June-23rd & Friday/June-24th 9:00am-4:00pm. Houseware/Cookbooks/Clothes/Bedding/Rugs/Dishes/Etc. Great-Prices! Something-for-EVERYONE!


Beautiful Armoire with/drawers and storage to hang clothes/coats. Call 562-493-1175 for pricing.