LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 06-30-22


New GRF Officers announced

The GRF Board of Directors  elected officers after the annual meeting on June 14.    

Officers for the 2022-2023 GRF Board of Directors are: Marsha Gerber, president; William Thompson, vice president; Carol Levine, corporate secretary; and Phil Friedman, treasurer. 

The board also approved the appointment of committee chairs for the 2022-2023 term. 

The new chairs of standing committees are: Carol Levine, Architectural Design and Review Committee; William Thompson, Communications Committee; Janet Isom, Information Technology (IT) Committee;  Phil Friedman, Finance Committe; William Thompson, GRF Administration Committee; Sandy Geffner, Mutual Adminstration Committee; Nick Massetti, Physical Property Committee; Susan Hopewell, Recreation Committee; Donna Gambol, Security, Bus and Traffic Committee; and Lee Melody, Strategic Planning Committee.

There are currently two ad hoc committees: Governing Documents chaired by Carole Damoci and Website Redesign, chaired by Janet Isom.

All GRF Board and committee meetings are open and noticed in the LW Weekly on page 5. GRF meeting schedules are also available at lwsb.com. All committees, with the exception of the Finance Committee, meet in the afternoon and are held in person and livestreamed when appropriate.

Holiday Notice

In observance of Independence Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Monday, July 4. The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at (562) 594-4754.  The Minibus and the Access bus will operate on the holiday  schedule. The Access bus will operate from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The classified advertising deadline for the July 7 issue is noon, tomorrow, July 1. Editorial deadlines are today, June 30, at 4 p.m. for that issue.

Celebrate the Fourth with Roy Orbison Tribute, cart parade and classic car show

The GRF Recreation Department will host the annual Independence Day celebration with a classic car show, the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade (see page 16 for map), a craft club show and the Black & White Knights Roy Orbison tribute 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 Cluhouse 4. 

Minibuses will run a shuttle at 15-minute intervals between Clubhouses 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 capures 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 kids of all ages, whether they are GRF members or not.

Arts and crafts 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

Summer Amphitheater Season opens tonight

The first full Amphitheater show season since 2019 begins tonight at 7:30. The Golden Rain Foundation invites residents to spend easy, breezy Thursday nights at LW’s iconic 2,500-seat Amphitheater with its powerful sound system. The 2022 season features a 12-show lineup with an eclectic mix of country, rock, pop, soul and blues tribute performers. Koffel’s will set up a grill for barbecue tonight, and there will be a food truck with other selections for dining under the stars. Residents are welcome to take advantage of Minibus service before and after the show to avoid parking hassles. Admission is free. The complete season schedule is printed in Arts and Leisure on page 15.

7:30 p.m. | June 30

Amphitheater Stage

Sponsors: On-Site Home Sales and Home Instead Senior Care 

Vegas Country is an entertaining tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw. This high-energy show includes the beautiful and talented Donna Huber as Shania Twain, as well as handsome and entertaining Adam Tucker as Tim McGraw. Tucker and Huber first appeared together as separate acts in the spectacular Las Vegas Show, “American Country Superstars.”

Huber is a renowned Shania Twain tribute artist from Ontario, Canada. Even Shania Twain herself said Huber is the best Shania Twain tribute artist in the business. Huber performs such classics as “Man, I Feel Like a Woman,” “From This Moment On,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “The Woman In Me” and “I Ain’t No Quitter.” 

Tucker accurately recreates the music and mystique of country music icon Tim McGraw with 1990s mega-hits such as “Don’t Take the Girl,” “I Like It, I Love It,” “Everywhere” and many of Tim’s radio hits of today. 

Tucker received the award for New Artist Radio Network Independent Country Music Artist of the Year in 2006 and has recorded his own music in Nashville.

He and his talented crew have opened up for 42 national acts throughout the United States, including Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Tracy Lawrence.

Fourth Fireworks Spectacular will be at the JFTB

Spectacular fireworks, patriotic music and an abundance of traditional family fun will be the order of the day on July 4, when the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB) hosts the 35th Annual Fireworks Spectacular celebrating the 246th birthday of the United States.

Sponsored by the cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, the free event will feature military displays, a family fun zone, food vendors, and performances by the Cal Guard’s 40th Infantry Division Band and local favorite Country Nation Band.

“On behalf of Maj. Gen. David Baldwin, adjutant general of the California Military Department, our community partners and the citizen soldiers who work and train at JFTB, we look forward to welcoming our friends and neighbors to our installation to celebrate this special holiday,” said JFTB Garrison Cmdr. Lt. Col. Manju Vig. “We are privileged to enjoy exceptional support from the communities we serve, and Independence Day is the perfect opportunity to acknowledge and thank all those who honor us throughout the year with their outreach and friendship.”

Gates will open to the public at 4 p.m. with the fireworks show scheduled for 9 p.m. 

Adults must show photo identification to enter the base and children must be accompanied by their parents or guardian.

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 line under Old Ranch Parkway, across the freeway. The work is part of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) I-405 project to widen the freeway.

During construction, North Gate Road will be closed to all vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. 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.  

In other construction news, work crews are nearly finished pile driving along North Gate. 

That work will support a new sound wall.

The wall will range in height from 10 feet at the very east end to nearly 20 feet at the west end, according to OCTA.

The majority of the wall will be in the range of 16-18 feet high. 

Since the freeway elevation is higher than the North Gate Road elevation, the wall height from the freeway side ranges from 10 feet to approximately 14 feet, with most of the wall being 14 feet high.

For more information, sign up to receive alerts by visiting bit.ly/405-signup. 

—from OCTA

Pool Update

A replacement pool heater has been installed. A final inspection by the Orange County Health Care Agency is pending prior to opening the pool to swimmers.

Senior Resource Focus

Food Programs abound in OC

by Robann Arshat

GRF member resourced liaison

There are many food resources in Orange County. For easy access to information on food programs, resources, farmers markets, nutrition and a free food map, visit the website at www.ocfoodhelp.org. Here is a list of some of the biggest programs: 


The largest food program in California, CalFresh is also known as the food stamp program or federally, as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It provides monthly food benefits to individuals with low-income. 

This program issues monthly benefits on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card (i.e., debit card). Food may be purchased at any grocery store or farmers market that accepts EBT cards.  The amount of benefits depends on household size and income. 

The new income guideline for 2022 is: One-person household can have a maximum gross monthly income of $2,148; a two-person household can have a maximum gross monthly income of $2,904.   Signing up for CalFresh is easy. If you have a computer, go to www.getcalfresh.org and click on “Apply for California Food Stamps Online.” There will be a pink screen with a green “Apply Now” button. Click it and follow the simple directions.  

People who don’t have computers can reach out to Leisure World’s representative Daisy Diaz, who can be reached at (714) 733-8679 or (714) 448-6226. The main number at (800) 281-9799 

CalFresh also offers a Restaurant Meal Program that allows elderly, disabled and homeless CalFresh recipients to use CalFresh benefits to purchase prepared meals at participating restaurants by using their Golden State Advantage (EBT) card. To find participating restaurants, visit https://ssa.ocgov.com/cash-calfresh/calfresh/rmp-locations.

CAP Food Distribution 

Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years and older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC). The food distribution site is at Clubhouse 4 every third Thursday of every month from 9-11a.m.  Each eligible person receives a 32-pound box of food that includes cereal, peanut butter, juice, milk, cheese, canned vegetables, fruit and soup. The guidelines for Leisure World residents are they must be residents age 60 or older, have an income level of $1,396 per month for a one-senior household; $1,888 per month for a two-senior household and $2,379 for a three-senior household.

To sign up, residents should bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub) to the food delivery truck. The attendant will sign people up, and qualified seniors will receive food the same day.  Seniors who are unable to drive to the pick-up site may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID. People can see if they qualify by contacting Trudy Wilson, senior CSFP manager, at (714) 667-0717, ext. 3610 or twilson@capoc.org.

Meals On Wheels-Anaheim 

Meals on Wheels-Anaheim offers home-delivered meals through two different programs. The first offers five days of meal support, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, delivered to homebound older adults 60 years and older who have difficulty shopping or preparing meals and who have no one to help with meal support. Meals are nutritious, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and meet 100% of recommended dietary allowance. Participants are given the opportunity to provide a voluntary contribution for meals. However, if they qualify for the low-income program, there is financial assistance to cover the cost of your daily meals.

The second option is call Senior Cuisine Delivered. This program offers a choice from participating restaurants and caterers. Lunch and dinner for two are delivered four or six days a week.  Meals are affordably priced at  $10.95 each with no additional delivery costs and no hidden fees.  For more information, call (714) 220-0224 or www.MealsOnWheelsOC.org.

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach offers home-delivered nutritionally balanced and diabetic-friendly ready to eat meals for individuals who are unable to shop and cook for themselves and who live alone. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday except major holidays.

Service can be long-term or a temporary basis if you are recovering from surgery or illness.  The fee is $9.75 per day for a hot dinner, cold lunch, dessert and beverage.  However, if you qualify for the low-income program there is financial assistance to cover the cost of your daily meals.

For more information call (562) 439-5000 ext 1 or visit the website at www.mowlb.org.

The Seal Beach Lunch Program 

Meals on Wheels OC provides a senior lunch program at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach. Currently, Grab & Go frozen meals are available for pickup on Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-noon. 

Starting Aug. 4, a dine-in Lunch Café will be served on Thursdays, from 11a.m.-noon. For the Lunch Café, participants would need to reserve in advance by calling the site at (562) 430-6079 between 8 a.m.-noon. 

The lunch program is open to all adults age 60 years and older. A suggested donation for lunch is $3. For more information, call (562) 431-2527, ext. 1344, or visit the website at  www.sealbeachca.gov/city-services/senior-services.

Los Alamitos Community Center Drive-thru Distribution 

The Senior Grocery Program is sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank OC and Cottonwood Church. They provide free grocery items, no registration or income requirements. Distribution is held  every Tuesday beginning at 1 p.m. until supplies run out on a first come, first served basis. People should not arrive before 12:45 p.m. due to space constraints and follow the signs. Bring bags and carts to carry groceries home. For more information, call (562) 430-1073 or visit the website at www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation.

Other resources include various local grocery stores that offer delivery services and take CalFresh EBT debit cards. People can order and pay online.

Some of these grocery stores also offer ready-made meals that people can heat and eat and hot prepared meals. Orders can be placed online; home delivery is available. 

Sprouts, Ralphs and Gelson’s use Instacart for their delivery service for a fee.

Pavilions has a concierge delivery free of charge.  

Target will deliver groceries for $9.99 per delivery

For immediate food assistance, call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273). Information is available in English and Spanish. The hotline operates Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Eastern Time.

LW residents are invited to visit the brochure display in Building 5 for more information.  

Those who want to book an appointment to learn more about the information should call GRF Member Resource Liaison Robann Arshat at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.

Life Options Expo is coming

The GRF Member Resources Department will host the fifth annual Life Options Expo on Friday, July 29, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.in Clubhouse 4. No reservations are needed to attend. Masks are not required but highly recommended.

The community-based expo will give Leisure World residents  and their families an opportunity to learn about options that are available to enhance quality of life. 

Everyone is invited to come and meet businesses and agencies who operate or provide assisted living facilities, board and care facilities, home care, senior placement specialists, elder care agencies, long term planning, health care and county organizations.

People will be there to provide information and referrals only. The GRF does not endorse the service of any particular agency.

Expo Schedule:

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Expo in Clubhouse 4 and Veterans Plaza


•11 a.m.—Driving Smart by SBPD, Clubhouse 3, Room 1

•11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Advanced Care Planning by Alzheimer’s OC

•Noon—Fraud and Scam Awareness by SBPD, Clubhouse 3, Room 1 

•1 p.m.-—Senior Food Help by OC Health Care Agency, Clubhouse 3, Room 4

•1:30-2:30 p.m.—Alzheimer’s Brain Health by Alzheimer’s OC-Clubhouse 3, Room 4

Musical Entertainment on Veterans Plaza Stage

•11 a.m.—LW Orchestra

•1:30 p.m.—Velvetones jazz band

Koffel’s Taco Food Truck will be available.

For information about the Life Options Expo, contact GRF Member Resource Liaison Robann Arshat, LCSW, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.     

Register for NOCE classes

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 Aug. 2.

An in-person registration event will be held in Clubhouse 4 starting at 9 a.m.  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: tinyurl.com/4e7x2uap. Once they have completed a student application, which takes about 20 minutes, 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 at the Leisure World Library.

Library staff are able to troubleshoot any issues residents may encounter regarding their Banner IDs, myGateway, or any other NOCE-related matters. 

Visit the library in-person Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. to receive help from staff.

-—Taylor Greene

library manager

Level 2 water restrictions are in effect

The State of California has declared a Level 2 water supply shortage in answer to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent proclamation of a Drought Emergency. All 58 California counties are now experiencing severe drought conditions. 

As drought conditions worsen, it is more important than ever to make sure that every drop of water counts, according to an educational outreach started last week by the City of Seal Beach.

The City of Seal Beach has amended its Water Shortage Contingency Plan to align it with California’s six standard levels of water shortage responses. According to a staff report prepared by Iris Lee, acting director of Public Works, a Level 2 water shortage would have the city notify its water customers that water use needs to be cut by 11-20%.

Level 2 restricts irrigation on non-residential turf areas; however, there are also exemptions for sports fields, grassy areas where people gather, and for watering to keep trees healthy.  It should be noted that common areas that are not specifically maintained by individual residents are generally considered non-residential.

Level 2 Water Restrictions Now in Effect

To meet the requirements of the Governor’s Executive Order, Seal Beach has limited watering schedules to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, effective immediately.

The following water use restrictions shall apply at all times:

• The watering of lawns, landscaping and all other vegetated areas is prohibited between 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station per day. Drip irrigation and hand watering are exempt.

• Do not water lawns and landscaping while it’s raining or for   48 hours after measurable rainfall.

  Do not allow excessive water flow or runoff onto your sidewalk, driveway, street, alley or gutter when watering lawns, landscaping and vegetated areas.

• Plumbing system leaks must be immediately fixed.

• Do not hose or wash down hard or paved surfaces such as sidewalks, gutters, driveways, patios, pool decks, parking areas, tennis courts and alleys, except to alleviate immediate fire or sanitation hazards.

• Wash vehicles with a bucket and/or hose with a positive shut off hose nozzle. This includes cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, boats, or trailers. The LW car wash at Clubhouse 2 uses recycled water and commercial car washes  are exempt from this regulation.

• Filling or refilling swimming pools, spas and ponds are only to be performed on designated watering days.

• All decorative fountains and water features should be turned off.

• Restaurants can serve water only upon request.

• Agrgicultural users and commercial nurseries must curtail all non-essential water use.

• Commercial, industrial and institutional properties are prohibited from irrigating non-functional turf, such as decorative grass, except as it may be required to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-turf planting.

January through March typically is when most of California’s annual rain and snow falls, but this year, those months were the driest in at least a century. Despite calls for conservation, the state’s water use went up dramatically in March—19% compared to the same month in 2020.

California is in its third year of drought and virtually all areas of the state are classified as either in severe or extreme drought. Due to low water levels in state reservoirs, the state is releasing only a limited amount of water from its supplies.

Last summer,  Californians were called on to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% by doing things like taking five-minute showers and avoiding baths, only running the washing machine and dishwasher with full loads and limiting water use for cleaning outdoor areas. Water used for farming isn’t counted. 

Leisure World is served by the Seal Beach through three master meters. The city maintains the water distribution facilities and the fire hydrants within Leisure World.

During the last drought in 2015, former Gov. Jerry Brown issued a mandatory 25% cut in the state’s overall water use, and the state water board set requirements for how much each water district had to cut based on their existing use; districts with higher water use were asked to cut more. Water agencies could be fined up to $10,000 per day if they didn’t comply.

Perspectives, page 4

Letters to the Editor


I recently received a response about my expressed concerns about guns from Congresswoman Michelle Steel. She agreed that we have a tragic situation. She noted that (the law already requires) background checks to be conducted before dealers sell firearms in this country. She failed to note that across the country, there are many places where anyone over 18 can buy weapons of war and that the proliferation of guns is a national problem with a hodge-podge of rules that guarantee the safety of no one.  

I appreciate her expressed wish to have a bipartisan solution, but her party consistently votes against any real reforms. The recent laws passed are an improvement but don’t go nearly far enough.

There is an old adage that if you aren’t working on a solution, you may be part of the problem.  The GOP members of congress and the Supreme Court have all prioritized the interests of the NRA instead of the people of this country.  This must change if our democracy is going to survive.

Pat Kruger

Mutual 9


On my walks through LW, I’ve noticed there are a number of places where water repeatedly bubbles up between the asphalt street surface and the concrete gutter.

The water then flows into the gutter and collects, and then eventually evaporates. Because it only happens periodically, one is left to speculate that what is leaking is an underground irrigation line. It never seems to be a great deal of water, but it shows up week after week.   Our infrastructure is now 60 years old, so this is to be expected.   

Mutual 1 is digging up and repairing these leaks ahead of the GRF street repaving project that is slated for later this year. It must be costly. But by doing the work now, Mutual 1 will have nice new streets that don’t have leaky spots. Being a resident of Mutual 12, I can only tip my hat to whoever was paying attention. It’s got to be one of the board members, because us normal people can’t make this kind of thing happen. Congratulations to the lucky residents of Mutual 1.

John Hlavac

Mutual 12

Celebrating Centenarians—Happy 100th to Bette Sargent

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 Lisa McGarvey

special to the LW Weekly

This month, LWer Bette Sargent  celebrated 100 years of life. She credits an inquiring mind as one reason for her longevity. “Curiosity. I’m always wondering what’s going to happen next.”

Born Bette Palmateer, she grew up in Arizona, the first of three daughters. Both of her grandparents owned farms that she visited often. Bette remembers receiving 10 cents for every hidden turkey nest she could find on the property. She attended Litchfield Park schools and was salutatorian of her high school class. After high school, Bette married her first husband, James, and moved to San Diego while he served in the Navy. Unfortunately, James was killed during World War II, so Bette returned to Arizona—a young widow with a 10-month-old son.

Eighteen months later, Bette’s mother-in-law convinced her to go to a dance on a blind date. She loved to dance so she agreed, and six weeks later she married her blind date, Buzz. Who would have imagined that their marriage would last for 72 years? The new family moved to California and settled in Whittier. Buzz went to work at Goodyear Tire and Rubber. 

Bette stayed home for 13 years and later went to work for Alpha Beta Grocery. Bette and Buzz welcomed two more children; a girl and another boy. All three children were schooled in Whitter, and all were good kids. One child went to Long Beach State University, one went to San Diego State University and one went to beauty school.

Once the kids were older and on their own, Bette and Buzz were ready for fun. They built their retirement home in Canyon Lake and purchased a motorhome, a boat and a golf cart—all “big boy toys.” They toured the United States in their motorhome a few times, the longest single trip lasting three-and-a-half months.

When they returned home after one of the trips, they found that nine close friends and family members had passed. Buzz decreed, “We’re moving back to town. Leisure World, here we come.” Bette reluctantly followed, but was not enthusiastic to live with “those old folks,” but she quickly changed her mind. Within three weeks of moving to Leisure World, Bette and Buzz were bowling, playing pool, playing golf, dancing in a dance group and actively participating in a travel club. Bette has been a “happy camper” ever since. She has lived in Leisure World for 34 years.

As Bette approaches the next century, she remains optimistic and in good spirits.

Positivity has served her well these past 100 years. “I’ve had a wonderful life. I have a nice home. I have enough money. What else can I ask for?”

Setting It Straight

Bobbie Straley’s name was incorrectly printed in a Cribbage Club story in the June 23 edition of the LW Weekly. Bobbie took second place in the June 14 cribbage game.

Government pg 5

GRF Meetings 

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

Tues., July 5 Information Technology Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 10 a.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 Board Executive Session

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

Fri., July 8 Architectural Design Review 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.

Mutual Meetings 

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

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.

Mon., July 11 Mutual 9

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tues., July 12 Mutual 16

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., July 13 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9 a.m.)

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9:15 a.m.

Thurs., July 14 Mutual 12

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9  a.m.

Fri., July 15 Roundtable

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

Carport Cleaning

Since most 2022 holidays 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 today, June 30, instead of the 4th of July holiday:

In the morning:

•Mutual 1: Carports 2, 5, 6, 9, and 1

In the afternoon:

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

From the Finance Department

The GRF Finance Department reports that overnight delivery for assessment payments is no longer available because the bank has discontinued the free service. Until June 20, residents could drop payments in a LW mail slot for free delivery to the processing center. Now residents are advised to mail assessment payments to the address on payment coupon, as shown here:

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

City of Seal Beach explains how to participate in virtual meetings

The City of Seal Beach has several tools available so that residents may view public meetings and provide public comment on agenda items from the comfort of their home. Members of the public may provide public comments live during the virtual Zoom meeting OR in advance. The instructions for each of these methods are listed below:

Just Want to Watch

or Listen?

If you do not want to participate in live public comment during a meeting but still want to watch or listen to the meeting, you may do so through one of the following options:

•SBTV-Channel 3 to watch live.

• YouTube.com (Subscribe and click the notification bell for recent video uploads)

• Online through the city’s meeting portal (recorded) at https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/Agendas-Notices-Meeting-Videos/Council-Commission-Meetings. Refer to the list of upcoming public meetings and select the “Video” icon for the link to that meeting’s recording. The video will be posted within 24 hours after the meeting.

How to Provide 

Public Comment During Virtual Meetings

Members of the public may provide public comment live during the virtual public meeting or in advance of the meeting. 

• How to provide comment in advance of a meeting:

There are a few ways to provide public comment in advance of a council or other public meeting—by email or online using the comment icon through the online portal.

First review the agenda by visiting https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/Agendas-Notices-Meeting-Videos/Council-Commission-Meetings. Check the public comment deadline on the agenda and submit comments prior to the deadline via one of the following options:

To submit comments via email:

• Email the Acting City Clerk Dana Engstrom at dengstrom@sealbeachca.gov. 

• When composing your email, in the subject line, include all of the following: name, date of public meeting, and agenda item number (if applicable).

To submit comments online:

• Once the meeting agenda is published in the legislative meeting portal, go to https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/Agendas-Notices-Meeting-Videos/Council-Commission-Meetings  

• Click on the comment icon next to the agenda 

• Select the “+” sign to add a comment 

• Indicate your vote if desired and write a comment in the box provided. When composing your message, include the following: date of public meeting and agenda item number (if applicable)

• “Submit” comments.

• Select “Next” and enter your first and last name.

• Select “Submit” and you will receive a success box.

• Select “OK.” 

To make a public comment during a virtual meeting:

To make a public comment during a virtual public meeting, take the following steps:

• Access the meeting. Virtual public meetings are hosted by Zoom Webinar. Each meeting has a unique meeting ID number that provides participant access. 

• To obtain the meeting ID, look up the meeting you are trying to access in the city’s legislative meeting portal: https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/Agendas-Notices-Meeting-Videos/Council-Commission-Meetings. The meeting ID is located on the meeting “Agenda.”

If accessing the meeting through a streaming device to watch, click on the Zoom meeting hyperlink within the agenda to access the meeting as an attendee.

If you log in before 7 p.m., a message on your screen will indicate the live meeting has not started and you will be automatically admitted when the meeting begins.

If listening from a phone, dial the number located on the agenda and follow these steps:

1. Enter the meeting ID when prompted. If you don’t have a participant ID press #.  To unmute press *6.

2. Raise your hand for the public comment once prompted

• During the meeting, the mayor or chair will announce the opportunity for public comment.

• If watching on a device, use the “raised hand” feature in Zoom to make a comment.

• If listening from a phone, dial *9 to raise your hand and make a comment. 

• The meeting host will go through raised hands one by one. The name you signed in with on Zoom is the name that will be called upon when asked to speak.

3. Make your comment

• When it is your turn to speak, you will be prompted to unmute, and your Zoom username will be called upon to speak.  

During council meetings, each speaker is allowed 5 minutes to provide public comment.

—from the City of Seal Beach

Minibus Orientation

A Minibus informational meeting is held on the first Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, to assist LW residents with using the many transportation services available to the Leisure World community. 

No reservations are required. 

The meeting starts at 10 a.m.

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

Information on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations is also presented. 

Meetings often include information and updates on the City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle to Rossmoor and Old Ranch shopping centers and the Seal Beach Old Town Pier shuttle.

Monthly informational sessions are for new or current shareholders who would like to learn about the Minibus service routes and timetables.

The LW Minibus service is a community transportation service for everyone. 

Residents, Leisure World employees, visitors,  family members of residents and caregivers can all ride the minibuses. 

Anyone who has a valid pass to enter the community can ride on the LW buses. 

The only rule is each person must be 18 years of age or older or accompanied by someone who is 18 years of age or older.

Fax Service

The LW Library offers fax service for $1 per page to send a fax domestically, $3 per page to send a fax internationally and 50 cents per page to receive a fax.

To receive a fax via the library, residents should ask the sender to include his or her name and phone number on the fax and provide the sender with the library’s fax number, (562) 431-4143.

The library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Faxes are not sent past 3:15 p.m. to allow time for closing procedures.

Faxes can be received by the machine 24 hours a day, seven days a week but only picked up during regular hours of operation.

For more information, call the library at (562) 598-2431. 

—Taylor Greene, library manager

2022 Paving Project

Phase 1 of the 2022 GRF Paving Project started on June 13. Annadale Drive, Burning Tree Lane, St. John Road and south Del Monte Drive in Mutual 17 will be the first streets to undergo asphalt replacement. 

The work should be finished by June 30. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in construction zones. 

 The GRF Board awarded a $2.6 million contract to MJ Jurado for resurfacing and slurry work on a total of 18 LW streets. 

Arts & Leisure

Club Meeting Schedule

Meeting information is subject to change. Check the LW website at www.lwsb.com for the most current listings.


Art League, CH 4, Art Rm., Wed., 9 a.m.-noon; Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Guild, CH 4, Art Rm., Thurs., Mon., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ceramics—Bisque-It, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Wed., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Ceramics—Clay Crafters, CH 4, Ceramics Rm., Mon., Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Brush Painting, CH 4, Art Rm., Mon., 1-4 p.m. 

Korean Traditional Painting, CH 3, Rm. 5, Tues., 9 a.m.-noon

Lapidary/Beading, CH 4, Lapidary Rm., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon

Love Weaving Baskets, CH 3, Rm. 6, 4th Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (does not meet Nov., Dec.)

Photographic Arts Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Thurs., 1:30-3 p.m. (562) 430-7978

Quilting Bees, CH 3, Lobby, Wed., 9-11:30 a.m.


Bridge—Combined Party Bridge, CH 1, Mon., noon-4 p.m.; 1st & 2nd Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Bridge—LW Duplicate Bridge, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 12:30 p.m. (arrive by noon) (562) 308-7838

Cribbage Club, CH 1, Tues., noon- 4 p.m. 

Diamond Poker Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 4-8 p.m.

Hold ’em -N- Squeeze ’em (poker), CH 3, Rm. 6, Sat., Wed., 6-9:30 p.m.

Leisure World Pinochle Club, CH 1, Mon., Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Social Club of Leisure World, CH 1, Fri., noon-4 p.m.

Tournament Poker Club, CH 6 Hospitality Center, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sat., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

WA Train, CH 3, Rm. 4, Thurs., 5:30-9 p.m. 


Ballet Fitness, CH 6, Rm. C, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Dance Fitness, Vets Plaza, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 8:30-9:30 a.m. 

Dancers & Mixers, CH 4, 1st Tues., 7-9 p.m. (562) 431-1257

Dancing Feet, CH 2, Mon., 7-9 p.m., 4th Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.

Flowering Step Line Dance Club, CH 2, 1st, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Lobby, 3rd Mon., 10 a.m.-noon

Grapevine Line Dance, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 2-5 p.m.

Hello Line Dance, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 1-3 p.m.

Hui O Hula, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 1-5:30 p.m.

Joyful Line Dance of Leisure World, CH 6, Sec. C, Thurs., 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Korean Folk Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 8-10 p.m.

Leisure Time Dance Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 2-4 p.m.

LW Cloggers, CH 6, Wed., 8:30-11:30 a.m. (562) 598-9974

Saturday Morning Dance Class, CH 6, Sec. C, Sat., 9-11 a.m.

Suede Sole Dancers, CH 6, Sec. C, Fri., 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Zumba Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Fri., 8:30-9:30 p.m.


Abilene Club, CH 2, Thurs., 5-10 p.m.; 4th Sat., 4-10 p.m.

Cabaret Entertainers, schedule to be determined

The Entertainers, schedule to be determined

Doo Wop Club (Let the Good Times Roll), CH 2, 3rd Sat. in odd months, 4-10 p.m.

Producers, schedule to be determined

Theater Club, Performing Arts Center (Amphitheater building), 4th Fri, 10-11 a.m. njcataylor@yahoo.com

Velvetones Jazz Club, CH 4, 1st, 3rd Sun., 2-10 p.m.


Bunco, LW, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd, 4th Mon., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Tues., 5-10 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 6-10 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, 2nd, 4th Sat., 1-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Chess Club, CH3, Rm. 7, Fri., 2-6 p.m.

LW Woman’s Club Table Games, CH 2, 3rd Fri., 1 p.m. (562) 431-8240

Scrabble, CH 3, Rm. 5, Wed., 1-5 p.m.

Yahtzee Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, 12:30-4 p.m., 1, 3, 5th Fri. (562) 533-5997.


California Retired Teachers, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st Fri., noon

English Conversation Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, Thurs., 5-10 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Impaired Vision & Hearing, regular meeting, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Tues., 1:30-3:30 p.m. (except July, Aug., Nov.); board meeting, CH 3, Rm. 4, 2nd Wed., 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Braille support group, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Fri., 10-11:30 a.m. (562) 431-4026 

Korean English Class, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed. (except 2nd Wed.), 9:30 a.m.-noon; 2nd Wed., CH 3, Rm. 9 

Movement for Health Medical Qi Gong, CH 3, Lobby, Sat., 10-11:30 a.m. 562-596-0450


Art History Club, CH 3, Learning Center, 2nd, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Astronomy Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 1st Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Carving Club, CH 1, Tues., 1-4 p.m.

Coin Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 12:30-4 p.m.

Creative Writers, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Fri., 1-4 p.m. (714) 747-2146

Garden Club, CH 2, 3rd Mon., 1:30-4 p.m.

Genealogy Workshop, CH 3, Rm. 1, 4th Wed., 9 a.m.-noon

Historical Society, LW, CH 1, Historical Society Rm., Thurs., 2-4 p.m.

Korean American Computer Forum, CH 3, Learning Center, 1st, 3rd Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Korean Literature, CH 3, Rm 7, 2nd, 4th Mon., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Leisure World Seal Beach Book Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 3rd Thurs., 1-3 p.m.

LW Technology Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Tues. in March, May, September, 1-3 p.m.

Mini Farmers, scheduled as needed

Paws, Claws & Beaks, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., 4-7:30 p.m. (except May-Oct. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area, 2nd Thurs., noon- 3 p.m.)

Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club, CH 2, 4th Tues., noon-4 p.m. (except June, July, Aug., Sept. when meetings are in CH 1 picnic area)

Shodo Kai Poetry Club, schedule to be determined

Silver Fox Classic Car Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Stamp and Collectibles Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 1:30-3 p.m. (no meetings in July, Aug.)

Traveling Tigers, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Wed., noon-3 p.m. (no meeting in Aug.)

Video Producers, CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Thurs., 10 a.m. 


Entertainment Ensemble & Video Club, LW, CH 3, Rm. 2, Mon., 9-11 a.m.

Community Karaoke, CH 1, Wed., 5:30-10 p.m.

Evergreen Chorale, CH 3, Rm. 8, Mon., 9 a.m.-noon

Gloria Autoharp Club, CH 3, Rm. 6, Wed., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Good News Singers, CH 3, Rm. 1, Thurs., 9-11 a.m.

Korean American Chorale, CH 3, Lobby, Fri., 9 a.m.-noon

Korean American Classical Music, CH 2, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Thurs., 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Korean Drum Club, Amphitheater, Mon., 2:30 p.m.

Leisure World Orchestra, Amphitheater, Tues., 1-4 p.m.; Wed., noon-2:30 p.m.

Leisure World Women’s Sing Along, CH 2, 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Wed., 1-4 p.m.

LW Opera Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st Mon., Tues., 1-4 p.m.

Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble, CH 3, Rm. 6, Thurs., 9 a.m.-noon

Ukulele Guitar Club, CH 3, Lobby, Thurs., 1-4 p.m. 

Vibratones, scheduled as needed 


American Latino, CH3, Rm. 2, 2nd Thurs., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; CH3, Rm. 8, Wed., 3-5 p.m.

Britannia Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Thurs., 1-6 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, 4th Thurs., noon-4 p.m.

Chinese Friendship Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Wed., 1-6 p.m. 

Filipino Association of Leisure World, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Sun., 2:30-8 p.m.; CH 1, 3rd Sun., bingo

German American Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, Tues. (except 4th Tues.), 12:30-4 p.m.

Korean American Association of LWSB, CH 2, 2nd Thurs., 4-10 p.m. 

Nikkei Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (714) 317-1102

Vietnamese American Club, scheduled as needed 

Yiddish Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 1st Thurs., 7-10 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)


Democratic Club, CH 2, 3rd Wed., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Leisure World Republican Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.

Seniors for Peace, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 2-6 p.m.


A Course in Miracles, CH 3, Rm. 8, Fri., 4-5:30 p.m.

Assembly of God, CH 3, Rm. 2, Wed., 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Lobby, Sun., 4:30-8 p.m.

Baptist Church, CH 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Beit Halev—House of the Heart, CH 3, Rm. 4, 1st Fri., 4-8 p.m.

Buddha Circle, CH 3, Rm. 3, Sat., 10 a.m.-noon

Chinese Bible Study Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 5, 2nd Tues., 1-5 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 9, Tues. (except 2nd Tues.), noon-5 p.m. 

Congregation Sholom, Fri., 6:30 p.m., Zoom; Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, CH 3, Rm. 9.

Dongbu Pyunkang Church, CH 3, Rm. 2, Sun. (except last Sun.), 3-9 p.m.

Interfaith Council, scheduled as needed

KCRC Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Fri., 4:30-8 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 6, Tues., 10 a.m.-noon

Korean Bible Study, CH 3, Rm. 5, Thurs., 6-9 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 7, 2nd Sun., 5-9 p.m.

Korean Catholic Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 9, 3rd Sat., 4-10 p.m.; 1st, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

Latter-Day Saints, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 4:30-9 p.m.; 3rd Sun., CH 3, Rm. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.

LW Han In Church, CH 3, Rm. 4, Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 8, Wed., 9 a.m.-noon 

LW Humanist Association, CH 3, Rm. 1, 1st Sun., 10:30 a.m.-noon

Seal Beach Cornerstone Fellowship, CH 2, Sun., 9 a.m.-noon; CH 3, Rm. 3, Fri., 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Seal Beach Sa-Rang Church, CH 3, Lobby and Rm. 9, Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 1, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Women’s Christian Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 6, 2nd, 4th Mon., 10-11:30 a.m.

Young Nak Presbyterian Bible Study & Fellowship, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Sun., 5-7:30 p.m.


AA Friends, CH 3, Rm. 4, Wed., 3:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:30 a.m. (562) 209-0816, (213) 248-0539

Early Risers, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., Thurs., 6-7 a.m.

Fitness Fusion, CH 6, Sec. C, Tues., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Vets Plaza, Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

Fun Exercise Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Mon., 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Joy Walking & Jogging, Amphitheater, Sat., 7:30-11:30 a.m. 

Leisure Leggers, CH 6, Mon., 8 a.m.

LW Yoga Club, CH 6, Sec. C, Wed., 9-10 a.m.; 10:15-11:15 a.m.; Veterans Plaza, Tues., 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Wa-Rite Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, Fri., 8-10:30 a.m.


Amateur Radio Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 1st Wed., 10-11:30 a.m.

American Legion Auxiliary, CH 3, Rm. 1, 3rd Mon., 1:30-3:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 327, CH 3, Rm. 3, 3rd Mon., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; CH 2, 2nd, 4th, 5th Mon., 1-4:30 p.m.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Study Group, Bldg. 5, Conference Rm. C, Fri., 6-8 p.m.

Concerned Shareholders, CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Thurs., 1-3 p.m. 

Drone Service Club, CH 3, Rm. 7, 4th Thurs., 1-4 p.m.

Friends of the LW Library, scheduled as needed 

Golden Age Foundation, CH 6, Hospitality, Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m.

LW Woman’s Club, CH 2, 1st Tues., 1:30 p.m. (no meetings July, Aug.)

Y Service Club, CH 3, Rm. 3, 2nd Wed., 8-10 a.m.; CH 3, Rm. 2, 3rd Wed., 7:30-9 a.m.


Christian Fellowship and Fun Club, CH 4, 4th Tues., 5-9 p.m. (no meetings in July-Aug., Dec.) 

Friendly Couples Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd Wed., 5-9 p.m.

LW Noon Spoons Lunch Club, scheduled as needed

Neighbor to Neighbor Club (Mutual 14), scheduled as needed

RV Club, CH 4, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m., (no meetings in May-Sept.)

Rainbow Sisters, CH 3, Rm. 6, 1st, 3rd Tues., 6-9 p.m.

Rat Pack, scheduled as needed

Red Hat Society, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Mon., noon-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 2, 4th Wed., 1-4 p.m.; CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st Mon., 9:30 a.m.-noon

Schmooze Club, CH 3, Rm. 9, 2nd Tues., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (no meetings in Aug.) 

Social Club of LW, CH 1, 4th Fri., noon-4 p.m. (no meetings in Nov.-Dec.)

Social Club Seventeen (Mutual 17), CH 1, picnic area, 2nd Sun. in Aug., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sunshine Club, CH 3, Rm. 2, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Fri., 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where We Live, CH 3, Rm. 6, 3rd Mon., 6:30-8 p.m.

Wine Lovers Club, CH 4, 1st Mon., 5-10 p.m.

Woman’s Club, LW, CH 2, 1st Tues., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; 3rd Fri. (games), 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Bocce Club, scheduled as needed; (562) 230-5302.

Golf—Men’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 1, 2nd Tues., 9-11 a.m. (only Jan., March, June, Sept., Nov.)

Golf—Women’s Club, CH 3, Rm. 5, 1st, 3rd Tues., 2-5:30 p.m

Ladies “Q” Club, CH 1, Pool Room, regular play, Mon., 9:30 a.m.; monthly meeting, 1st Mon., 10 a.m. 

Pickleball Players Club, CH 2, 1st Sun., 5-7 p.m.

Pool Club, LW, CH 2, Pool Room, League play, every Mon., 6-9 p.m. through May; tournaments, 4th Sat., 1:30 p.m. through May (June-Aug. monthly tournaments, 3rd Wed., 6-9 p.m.)

Shuffleboard Club, scheduled as needed.

Table Tennis Club, scheduled as needed.

To Make Changes

Changes must be made in writing at the LW Weekly office or via email to: 


For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 266, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

LW club information is provided by the clubs’ representatives and GRF Recreation. Club representatives can add new listings or change the information provided here. This list is subject to change. The LW Weekly recommends people confirm meeting information with the individual clubs.  


Cribbage Club

On June 21, 49 members of the Cribbage Club were treated by Donna Gorman to a refreshing homemade angel food cake, chocolate mousse, berries and ice cream in celebration of her birthday last week at the club. 

First-place winner was Ron Jackson with a score of 843; Hoppy Hopkins was second, with 840; and third place went to Jack Hawn with 834. Terry Thrift placed fourth with 828. Don Kramer won six of seven games.

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


Community Karaoke

A nice audience joined the 30 karaoke performers for the evening of music.

Ellen Brannigan likes the audience participation when she sings peppy tunes like “One Day At a Time.” The very popular “The Wonder of You” was Carmen Edward’s song choice during the karaoke evening. Walt and Sue Piippo did an enjoyable duet “Let Your Love Flow.”  Sally Glauser likes singing “Honey Bun,” and Wayne Urban always adds dash to the end of his songs. Tony Tupas entertained everyone with “I Saw the Light.” 

Fara Quirin, a first-time karaoke singer, was applauded for “Colors of the Wind.” An enthusiastic group joined Sherlene Wallis singing “Yellow Submarine.”  Walt Bier sang a heartfelt “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.”  

A dozen of folks like to practice their songs on Mondays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. The Karaoke Club meets on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson


Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves.

 White moves first, and the white’s third move is checkmate.

Solution to this week’s puzzle first move is Bf7. The white Bishop moves from c4 to f7, black Knight moves from d8 to f7, white Queen moves from a4 to c6, black King moves from e8 to d8. The next move by white is checkmate. 

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

—Livia Boda


Mini Farm Club

The Mini Farm Club will meet at 2 p.m. on July 21 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

Members will discuss what to do with remaining club funds People should know their plot numbers for entry into the meeting. For more information, call (562) 296-5342.


Canasta Players Wanted

Players wanted to create Canasta teams on July 6, in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m., in the hospitality section.

For more information, contact Diana Wittkamm at (714) 808-2974.

—Diana Wittkamm


Community Karaoke

A nice audience joined the 30 karaoke performers for the evening of music.

Ellen Brannigan likes the audience participation when she sings peppy tunes like “One Day At a Time.” The very popular “The Wonder of You” was Carmen Edward’s song choice during the karaoke evening. Walt and Sue Piippo did an enjoyable duet “Let Your Love Flow.”  Sally Glauser likes singing “Honey Bun,” and Wayne Urban always adds dash to the end of his songs. Tony Tupas entertained everyone with “I Saw the Light.” 

Fara Quirin, a first-time karaoke singer, was applauded for “Colors of the Wind.” An enthusiastic group joined Sherlene Wallis singing “Yellow Submarine.”  Walt Bier sang a heartfelt “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.”  

A dozen of folks like to practice their songs on Mondays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m. The Karaoke Club meets on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson



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 16: Marilyn Allred, first place, 12,970; Jeff Perkins, second, 11,230; Ruth Bonnema, third, 11,070; and Irene Perkins, fourth, 11,030.

June 18 winners are: Ruth Bonnema, first place, 11,570; Nita Dickon, second, 10,680; Marge Dodero, third, 10,420; and Chung He Scharschmidt, fourth, 9,860.

The winners from June 20 are: Suzanne Parks, first, 11,920; Suzane Tester, second, 11,190; Jane Haass, third, 11,090; and Marilyn Allred, fourth, 10,840.

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


The LW Garden Club hosted a luncheon, the first in two years, with a spring flowers theme. Door prizes, entertainment and a delicious meal rounded out the afternoon. Club officers for this year include Vicky Witt (l-r), co-first vice president; Lorna Lass, treasurer; Dee Steinbrecher, president; Teresa Smith, second vice president; Elesha Wadel, secretary; and Nancy Goldstein, co-first vice president.


Tournament Poker

On June 18,  John Burns won the final table, beating Drew Sargent with a straight. Burns has been a poker club member for eight months and won final table three times. His other hobbies include playing pool and pickleball. 

Third place went to Jeff Rolnick; Guta Basner finished fourth. The dealer was Susan Rose. High hand was also won by Guta Basner with four jacks; Tony Canfora won second highest hand with four eights. The promo hand of Q7 was won by Nancy Jordan.

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

—Judy Jasmin


Duplicate Bridge

On June 16, the winners in a 6-table game were: Priscilla Caillouette and Linda Nye, north/south, with a 62.5% game; and  Larry Topper and Thad Mikols east/west, with a 58.75% game.

On June 17, Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, north/south, were first in an 8-table game with a 65.77%; second were Joan Tschirki and Frances Gross with a 59.82% game. East/west winners were Priscilla Caillouette and Larry Topper with a 62.8% game; Frederick Reker and Sue Fardette were second with a 58.63% game. 

Overall winners in a 3-table Howell game on June 18 were Russ Gray and Fred Reker with a 67% game. 

On June 20, in a 6½-table game, north/south winners were Ellen Kice and Joyce Basch with a 60%. Jeanette Estill and Mike Ullman were east/west winners with a 57.25% 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.

Supervised Basic Bridge play for LW residents continues this Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1. For more information, call Larry Slutsky at (562) 253-7119. 

—Gene Yaffee


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 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.


Sunday Bingo

Join bingo players every Sunday afternoon in Clubhouse 2. The buy-in line opens at 1 p.m. and costs $5, with additional cards at $1 each. Calling begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. 

Games on the first Sunday of the month are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary; those on the second and fourth Sundays are sponsored by American Legion, Post 327. The Filipino Association of Leisure World hosts on the third and fifth Sundays. After prizes are distributed, all proceeds support Leisure World charitable organizations, benefiting the community’s residents and veterans.



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


Hula dancers had a fun class with the band, led by Larry Yamashiro (center), and a big welina hou/welcome back to Diana Pemstein (second from left) who showed up to sing and played the ukulele beautifully. She will perform with Hui O Hula at the picnic area by Clubhouse 1 on July 2, thanks to the invitation from Essie Hicks of the LW Filipino Club. The Hui O Hula Club also performed with the band on June 24 at the Rowntree Garden in Stanton and wished Mary Hino a happy 95th birthday with hula and songs by her home in Mutual 7. On June 25 Hula dancers participated at the Korean War Veteran Appreciation Day in Clubhouse 4, thanks to the invitation by GAF President Anna Derby. On the same evening, in Clubhouse 3, dancers wished LW newcomer Vinda Batoosingh from Mutual 12 a happy 65th birthday with a surprise hula, thanks to his wife, Laura’s, invitation. The club also wishes a happy birthday to hula dancer YenYen Chiaranasen, who is a newcomer, and loves the Hawaiian dance.

The Hula Club meets on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6, from 1 p.m., and on Thursdays at Veterans Plaza from 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call (562) 431-2242.


2022 Amphitheater Season

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

Sponsors: Gasper Monteer Real Estate, Financial Partners Credit Union

• July 21: Ronstadt Revival

• July 28: Michael Bublé Tribute with Anthony Bernasconi  

Sponsor: Tandem Careplanning

• Aug. 4: Elvis Tribute with Matt Lewis

Sponsor: Financial Partners Credit Union

• 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: Cannon Legal Firm, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)

• Sept. 8: The Long Run, Experience the Eagles 

Sponsors: MemorialCare, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)

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

Sponsors: MemorialCare, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)


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.


Seeking Members for Poker Club 

Mary Ann Root is seeking potential members for a new stud poker club. The new club would mostly play stud poker, but the dealer could call the game. If you like poker but not “wild card” poker, contact Mary Ann at (714) 801-7553.


News Deadlines for the LW Weekly

The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them off at  the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses.


Resident Reviews

LW residents are invited to submit reviews of movies, books & restaurants for publication in the LW Weekly. Include all pertinent information, such as author names, location, movie ratings, etc., then send copy with your name, Mutual and phone numbers to katyal@lwsb.com. 

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


2022 Amphitheater Movies

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater began 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.

• 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 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 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 Encanto is 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 |


Dancers & Mixers Club

The Dancers & Mixers Club will hold an evening of fun, dancing, and live music by Linda Herman on Tuesday, July 5, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Bring your own refreshments.

Dancing has many advantages besides getting out, having fun, and meeting new people. It increases people’s physical stamina and flexibility, and helps to maintain the sense of balance in older adults. Dancing can also be a light workout, with or without a partner, and reduce the stress and tension. 

—John Hlavac

health, pages 10-11

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 30: Beef stroganoff, seasoned egg noodles, zucchini medley and seasoned carrots; Mandarin oranges; turkey-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus cucumber, red onion and dill salad.

Friday, July 1: Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned broccoli, watermelon, Greek chicken salad entrée with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, July 4: Closed in observance of Fourth of July

Tuesday, July 5: Pork loin with apple berry sauce; creamy noodles, mixed vegetables, vanilla pudding, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomatoes; marinated beet and onion salad.

Wednesday, July 6: Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy; garlic and chive mashed potates; seasoned broccoli, fresh plum, turkey and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle; carrot and pineapple salad.

A free workout class sponsored by the Ballet Fitness Club and led by Jojo Weingart meets  every Thursday at Veterans Plaza at 3:30 p.m. This class, which has been going on since the pandemic continues because workout buddies enjoy getting fit together. The class is more about fitness than pointing the toes with routines that include a little bit of everything, including squats, neck stretches, walking, aerobics and more. All are welcome to join.  Exercising on cement requires good gym shoes.  Call (562) 252-9676 for more information.

Join the Zumba club for a fun and energetic hour of dance exercise every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. upstairs in the Clubhouse 6 Fitness Center and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza next to the LW Library. Veterans Plaza has a large shade structure to help keep everyone comfortable, cool and safe. The covering offers sun protection as well as shelter from the heat.

Balance & Stability Class

The Landmark Balance & Stability class is available on Fridays at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the meeting ID is 849 8252 2530, and the password is practice. 

Instructor Adrianne Rosenfeld teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 and is available on youtube.com. Rosenfeld is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and an ACE Group exercise certificate. For more information, call (562) 397-1519 or email arosenfeld1@verizon.net.

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. 


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.

Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee. Dues are 99 cents per year. For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at (562) 304-0880.

SBTV Fitness

The following weekly excercise classes air on SBTV via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and sbtv3.org/schedule.


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


The topic for Wa-Rite’s meeting on June 17 was “There’s no cheating, only choosing.”

The  group recorded a  total weight loss of 28 pounds for the week. Melinda Lee and Mary Dominic were the biggest losers, each losing three pounds. The loss helped Lee achive her short-term goal. 

Shirley LaBreque gave a presentation on not giving up. She has lost 25 pounds  since this last January. LaBreque  eats  sugar free cereal for breakfast, veggie soup for lunch, popcorn for a snack, and a small portion of whatever she cooks for her husband for dinner. 

Teresa Morales shared an article titled “Thyroid: Secret Weapon to Boost Mood and Energy.” She learned that avocados help balance thyroid hormones. Iodine and magnesium helps with keeping the thyroid healthy, and can be found in almonds and spinach. 

LW Bicyclists biked to the Port of Long Beach. Cyclists can join the group on Sundays, which includes breakfast, or on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The group meets at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and safe shoes are a must.  For more infromation, call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266.

Religon, pages 12-13

Redeemer Lutheran

“Freedom by Faith” is Redeemer Lutheran Church’s theme for its Sunday worship service on July 3. In honor of God’s day and the United States’ Independence Day, LWers are invited to reflect, join the celebration and share the word of God and Communion at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building.  

Dee Sessa, Teresa Smith and Anne Walshe are this week’s greeters. Carol Costello will lead in reading the Holy Scriptures and the choir and soloists will lift spirits with song. 

Thanks to all of those who bring a can of non-perishable food to place in the church’s entranceway. The donations will be distributed to those in need. 

For more information about the work of the church, call (562) 598-8697.

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  are on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour.

Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at (562) 212-8681.   

The course of study is the Old Testament; personal reading should be those chapters in 2 Kings not covered in the study. The reading for the week of  July 4-10 covers 2 Kings chapters 2-7. In these scriptures, the reader is introduced to the prophet Elisha. Throughout his ministry, there are powerful manifestations of God’s life-giving, nourishing and healing power.

When believers read the Scriptures, they are encouraged to take notice of  certain phrases or passages and consider writing down why those passages are meaningful. As the “Come, Follow Me” handbook states, “Some times we do not recognize these heavenly manifestations. To see them we need to seek the miracle Elisha sought when he prayed on behalf of his fearful young servant, ‘Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see’ (2 Kings 6:17). That can easily be personalized:  ‘ Lord, I pray thee, open my eyes, that I may see.’”

Community Church

Community Church’s worship service on July 3 at 9:50 a.m. will focus on praising God, and celebrate Independence Day at 3 p.m. with a patriotic concert. The concert will feature Community Church’s acclaimed music team The Accidentals Barbershop Quartet. The group has performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  The quartet is made up of tenor  Josh Munnell, lead vocalist David Albulario, baritone Robert Rice and bass Chris Wade. The concert will include special guests  Jennifer Scoullar and pianist Hannah Yi. Albulario, Wade, Scoullar and Yi are also part of Community Church’s regular Sunday worship team. 

All LWers are invited to  experience a powerful message titled “The Freedom to Serve” and attend the concert in the afternoon.   

Community Church is often called “the friendly church” and welcomes people of all backgrounds. It 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. 

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.

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

In 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7, the apostle Paul wrote, “And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.”

The mystery of lawlessness was at work in Paul’s life and it continues today to be a hinderance to society, but as this verse states it is restrained. It may not seem like it, but something has kept the spirit of lawlessness and evil restrained so it’s full ugliness has not yet been manifested. The question people must ask is what is restraining it? What is keeping evil in check?

The only entity that has the power to contain the workings of the spirit of sin and lawlessness is the Holy Spirit of God. When this power is “taken out of the way” then and only then will the full manifestation of evil and lawlessness be evidenced. The Bible identifies it as a time of tribulation. When will it take place? That’s all in God’s timing. People are instructed to just be ready.

Weekend Services

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

 Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with 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 

“Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame” Isaiah 49:23 (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.

LW Baptist

LW Baptist will partake in Communion on Sunday, July 3, at  10 a.m., in Clubhouse 4.

Acts 11 focuses on how God works to unite people from all backgrounds in Christ, who has broken down divisions between people groups and reconciled everyone in one body to God. The gospel song for this week says, “In Christ now meet both east and west, in Him meet South and North; one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth.” 

The Monday Men’s Bible Study group meets at 10 a.m.to study  a similar theme with biblical heroines Deborah and Jael and Hero Barak. The midweek choir rehearsal meets on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, followed by the Energizers meeting at 3, which will have a close reading of Psalm 23 about the Great Shepherd, who reminds his sheep that he must bring other sheep not yet of his fold so that all may be one flock with one shepherd. 

For more information, call (562) 430-8598.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, July 1, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Dangott will hold hybrid services on Saturday,  July 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (7a14) 642-0122. 

This week’s Torah portion is Korach from the book of Numbers. It recounts the rebellion of Korach (a cousin of Moses and Aaron), Dathan, Abiram, and 250 of their followers. Some rebels are swallowed by the ground, while others are consumed by a fire from God and others die in a plague. The portion ends by describing gifts given to priests and Levites.

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

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.  

Livestream services for the Friday Shabbat evening and Saturday morning service can be viewed at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

In this reading of “Korach,” HaShem speaks directly to Aaron, cautioning them to uphold the sanctity of the sanctuary and its contents. Aaron, his sons and the Levite tribe are given the burden of responsibility for maintaining the holiness of the Mishkan; this follows the failed rebellion led by Korach, Moses and Aaron’s first cousin, who conspired with the tribe of Reuben to rise up against HaShem’s chosen leaders.  HaShem institutes for all time the Levites’ tithes and assures them that they are safe from guilt if they follow the instructions of the Torah.

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

Faith Christian Assembly

Join Faith Christian Assembly on Sunday, July 3, as it commemorates the Fourth of July holiday during the 5:30 p.m. service. This service will feature patriotic songs and American-themed content. 

Faith Christian Assembly believes it’s worthwhile to review some points of interest from the signing of the document that took place almost 250 years ago as a reminder  why Americans celebrate the holiday. Below is a exerpt of an article from  www.AmericanMinute.com by William J. Federer: 

“When 54-year-old Samuel Adams signed the Declaration, he said: ‘We have this day restored The Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.

“The Declaration referred to God: ‘Laws a Nature and Nature’s God…’ and ‘All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…’ also ‘Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of our intentions…’ and “And for the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor…’

“41-year-old John Adams wrote to his wife of the Declaration ‘I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the day of deliverance by solem acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other from this time forward forever more.”

Faith Christian Assembly invites all LWers to its Sunday services as it celebrates the anniversary of this historical national event. 

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.

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 Hymn Sing is  held on the fourth Sunday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 2 Lobby.

Sermon for this week:  Cries for justice are heard everywhere, from the street corner to the nation’s capital.  When one has been offended, the hurt is often carried long after the offender is gone.  A lot of time has been spent plotting revenge or payback that never takes place. When people feel that a wrongdoer goes unpunished, they are frustrated and angry.  The prophet Nahum presents part of God’s character often forgotten. People talk about God’s love, mercy and grace, but forget about his justice.  Not to be confused with being fair, God’s justice is righteous, always on the side of truth, never tainted by preference or bias.  Pastor Chuck Franco will present his message from Nahum 1:2-3 titled “A God of Justice,” this Sunday, July 3.  Be assured that God is supremely concerned with justice, and he is capable to bring it about in ways unimaginable. 

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.

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.

Community, page 16-18

Celebrate the Fourth in Seal Beach and Lesuire World

FALW’s Veterans Picnic will be held on July 2 at CH 1 picnic area

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.

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 head 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

Local Parades, Firework Shows

Below is a list of local parades and firework shows in Orange County happening July 2-4.

Leisure World:

• Filipino Association of Leisure World’s Veterans Picnic: July 2, Clubhouse 1 picnic area, 11:30 a.m.

• Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Parade, Roy Orbison Tribute Band, and classic car show: July 4 Clubhouse 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Los Alamitos/Seal Beach:

Fourth of July Spectacular: July 4, Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, 11200 Lexington Drive, (enter through Lexington or Orangewood gates), gates open at 4 p.m., fireworks start at 9 p.m. There will be no drive-up option this year, so bring chairs or blankets to sit on. (See page 2 for more information)

City of Orange:

Third of July Celebration: July 3, Grijalva Park, 368 N. Prospect Street, Orange, 4-9 p.m., fireworks begin at 8:15 p.m., tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased onsite.

Newport Beach: 

Fourth of July Fest: Surf City Runs, 7 a.m. Worthy Park, Main and 17th Streets, parade, 10 a.m. on Pacific Coast Highway, fireworks over the ocean, 9 p.m. pier off Main Street. 

No Senior Shopping Shuttle July 4

The City of Seal Beach Senior Shopping Shuttle will not operate on Monday, July 4, because of the Independence Day holiday.

The shuttle provides free rides to the Rossmoor shopping area, including Target, and the Seal Beach Main Street and pier areas. 

Shuttle destinations also include the Ralphs market at the Old Ranch Center and the Sprouts Farmers market at the Shops at Rossmoor and the North Seal Beach Senior Center. The Senior Shuttle provides hourly rides to the Seal Beach Old Town Main Street and Pier areas as well as the Pavilions market on Pacific Coast Highway. 

For more information on the service, see the Minibus Guide. The LW Weekly has extra copies for residents who need them.

Fourth of July Celebration Photos

Show the LW Weekly how you and your friends and family celebrated the Fourth of July. Send high resolution jpeg photos to laurieb@lwsb.com.

Sunshine Club

Learn about hearing loss on June 30

Audiologist Lori Hallett will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on July 1 in Clubhouse  3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

Hallett is an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser practicing in Los Alamitos. She has a master’s degree in audiology and has been working in the field for 24 years.

As a child, Hallett had neighbors who had five children. The parents were deaf, and all the children had their hearing. Hallett was intrigued with their ability to communicate using American Sign Language and this was the seed that was placed in Hallett to inspire her journey to learn more about hearing loss and the impact it has on people’s ability to communicate.

Hearing Services West is the name of the hearing clinic that Hallett has owned for 10 years. Her clinic performs hearing evaluations for toddlers through adults. Hallett prides herself on educating people on their hearing loss and helping them decide if it’s time to consider hearing aids. Anybody who is 60 or older should have a hearing screening or complete audiological evaluation. People’s ears naturally begin to have a bit of hearing loss in their early 60s; so having a baseline result is a good idea. Her office also helps people who have ringing in the ears and balance concerns, among other problems.

Residents who may notice difficulties hearing in noisy environments, who already wear hearing aids but don’t feel the aids are helping as much as expected or who need existing hearing aids cleaned are invited to join this informative meeting with the Sunshine Club.

Membership is not required to attend the meeting; light refreshments will be served. For more information, text  Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

The Sunshine Club  hosts classes to help with everyday living in Leisure World every Friday  in Clubhouse 3, Room 2,  from 10 a.m.-noon.   

LW Anniversary

Mike and Sandy Carlson celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 29. 

As teenagers, their families moved next door to each other, and they were married two weeks after Sandy graduated from high school.  God blessed the couple with two sons, Steve and Jeff, and one daughter, Lynette.  They have four grandsons: Michael, Ryan, Noah and Haden; one beautiful granddaughter, Whitney, and their new pride and joy, Dominic, their 1 year-old great-grandson. 

Mike and Sandy lived in Cypress for 54 years until moving into Leisure World four years ago.  They love their home here and the many new friends they have met. 

The couple recently became members of First Christian Church in Leisure World and look forward to serving the Lord there. 

Mike and Sandy praise the Lord for their 60 years together and if it is his will, they plan  on celebrating many more years together. 


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.

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.

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 Orange County community.  

HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels, new, unopened travel-sized shampoo, soap, lotion and disposable razors, plus  new socks and new underwear for men and women.

Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families, including shower services. 

To donate any of these items, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 Linda Neer (562) 430-3214 for pick up.  

People  may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6-62A or Mutual 2-48A.

Mom and dad have been very very busy keeping these little hatchlings fed. The thriving family recently took up residence in a Mutual 1 bird house.

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.

Korean American Classical Music Appreciation Class will meet on Thursday, July 21, from   9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.

Filipino Association of Leisure World Bingo

Joe Di Donanto, Ann Young, Sue Saitter and Valerie Jorgensen all experiened the rush of becoming Bingo winners at the Filipino Association of Leisure World’s June 19 Bingo games. 

The club’s Veterans Picnic is this Saturday July 2, at 10 a.m. in the picnic area beside Clubhouse 1. All veterans are asked to register ahead of time with Eileen Merritt at (562) 486-1252. 

The FALW annual luau will be held on Sept. 3 in Clubhouse 2 from 5-10 p.m. People can purchase tickets for $30 each  from club members and the executive board. 

For more information, call Essee Hicks at (714) 488-6149.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

Leisure World Democratic Club leaders continue to review the Primary Election statistics made available by the Orange County Registrar of Voters.   In the process, it is becoming increasingly clear that what the 7,068 registered voters in LW do in November can make a difference in a number of important races.

This is especially true in down ballot races.  Judie Mancuso, a Democratic Party endorsed candidate for the California Assembly, placed first in the Primary with 58,989 votes.  However, there are 256,514 eligible voters in this Assembly district.  

How many Leisure World registered voters actually vote in the November General Election—and whom they vote for—can make the difference as to who represents LWers interests in Sacramento beginning in 2023.

The club anticipates hearing directly from Mancuso and its endorsed candidate for State Senate, Kim Carr, during the September or October membership meeting.

The LW Democratic Club once again congratulates Leisure World residents.  The percent of eligible voters in the community who voted in the Primary far exceeded that of voters in the rest of the county.  It ranged from 60.46% to 64.91%, depending upon the precinct.  This is a significant number. The club expect the percentage of LW residents who will vote in November to be even higher.

For more in-depth reporting about plans for the upcoming General Election, as well as information about other issues, LW Democrats and no preferred party supporters can subscribe to the club’s newsletter. This electronic newsletter is published twice a month for free.  Email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com or call the editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521.  People are asked to include their full name, address and phone number, as well as party affiliation.

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 30

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, July 1

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:

Taming of the Shrew

Saturday, July 2

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, July 3

4 pm SB City Council Meeting 

Replay June 27

6 pm SBNWS Wally Shirra

6:15 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

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, July 4

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 McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

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, July 5

4 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

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, July 6

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

obituaries, page 19

James Pushman


It is with profound sadness that James Pushman, beloved husband of Kathryn Pushman, lost his long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on June 5. He was born on on Dec. 19, 1936, to Margaret and Fred Pushman in Detroit, Michigan. He was always a hard worker, and started earning money when he was 11 years old as a paperboy. His father gave him a printing press when he was in junior high, and he started a thriving business in his basement, printing programs, tickets, business cards, graduation and wedding invitations. He was the president of the Walther League at church, where he started dating Kay at the age of 16. He graduated from Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with an associate’s degree in 1957. He held down three jobs while in college. He was a devout Lutheran his whole life and was always active and on the council of the churches where he was a member. 

Jim and Kay married on June 29, 1957 at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church and would have been married 65 years this anniversary. He went to work for his father’s company, Turner of Detroit, which sold printing equipment. He was always the top salesman and won many awards and prizes from the vendors. He was president of the Craftsman Club, an organization of printers and their vendors.

In 1980, Jim decided to move to Los Angeles, which had always been his dream when he watched the fans in their short-sleeved shirts at the Rose Bowl game as he was freezing in Michigan. He purchased Royal American Products Corporation in L.A. and diversified the company to include equipment that was used by schools and churches. He increased that company to include a branch in Orange County and San Diego County. 

He talked Kay into joining the Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, where he served as club president for three years. It was a wonderful time in his life, and included camping in RVs with members of this club. 

Although diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he was able to dance for quite a while. The club’s caller once remarked to his wife that he was still a better dancer than some. One of the most exciting times in his square dance life was being chosen to dance in a national TV commercial for Wells Fargo Bank. A small segment is included in the video of Jim’s life.

 Jim was a very intelligent, well-read man who held leadership roles in many organizations over his life time. He was an avid traveler and camped all over the country with his children and grandchildren.

Always a bargain hunter, he was able to see the world on cruise ships after his children were grown, traveling with friends and family. Jim was a devoted father and grandfather.

He is survived by his four loving children and their spouses: Sherry Moss and husband, Perry; James Pushman and wife, Debra; and Lori Perea and husband, Michael; Lisa Lindsay and husband, Michael. He was Gramps to seven grandchildren: Zachary Moss, Ariel Perea, Blake Moss, Elisha Perea, Camille Lindsay, Mason Lindsay and Camden Lindsay. He is also survived by two great-granddaughters, Abigail and Alexzandra, who unfortunately did not know their fun grandpa. He is also survived by step-grandson, Jeremy, step-granddaughters Tina and Alexis, and step-great-grandchildren Sofia and Luca.

Jim was the eldest in a family of nine children and is survived by six of his loving brothers and sisters: Suzanne Roach, Janice Piwok, Brian Pushman, Lynore Brekke, Nancy Brain and Kris Pushman, plus many nieces and nephews. 

Jim was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s over 20 years ago, so these years have been very difficult, but the cherished memories of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend live on. It has been a very long goodbye, and he is so missed by all who knew him. 

A memorial will be held on July 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Leisure World. A reception will follow in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


In Memoriam

Lydia Leyn 80

Edward Cruz 70

Constance Hamilton 89

Donald Barteld 95

Annie McCool 96

Phillip Borisy 95

Jeffery Lyon 80

Roland Vandeventer 82

Eileen McCafferty 79

Ly Ung 63

Dorothy Stone 94

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary

Sports, page 23

Ladies Golf Results

Forty-three women competed in the Ladies Golf League’s  9-hole tournment play on the  first day of summer, June 21. 

During the tournament, the group competed for low gross, low net and fewest putts. 

The Ladies Golf Leauge congratulates Hae Lee, as she averaged only one putt per hole.

The flight winners were:

Flight A:  Low gross: Devora Kim, 28. Low Net: Pam Krug, 26. Fewest putts: a three-way tie between Devora Kim, Pam Krug and ChongHee Kim, 13.

Flight B: Low Gross: Jee Choi, 29. Low Net: Young Suk, 23. Fewest Putts: Young Suk, 11.

Flight C: Low Gross: Hae Lee, 28.  Low Net:  Patty Litrell, 25. Fewest Putts: Hae Lee, 9.

Flight D: Low Gross: Kum Delias, 35. Low Net: Mary Devlin, 26. Fewest Putts, Sandra deDubovay, 12.

–Dale Quinn

June 17 and 20 Golf League Results

On June 17, 15 golfers from the Leisure World Golf League challenged the 6,000-yard, par 71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. It was an overcast and cool morning but without the dampness and mist that has plagued league play for months. Mid-round, the sun appeared, and it became a beautiful morning to play. 

Willowick is a long course, and uniquely has no water hazards, but with many cleverly placed sand traps and small tricky greens, the course challenges everyone. This week, only six of the 14 scores were at or under par and the course yielded six 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: Dave LaCascia, a terrific 5 under 66, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: Bill McKusky, a well-played 3 under 68, plus a birdie; third: tie between Clay Fischer and Jim Goltra, and good 2 under 69; fourth: Sam Choi, a nice 1 under 70, plus a birdie; fifth: tie between Larry Hillhouse, with a birdie and closest to the pin on the par 3 twelfth hole, Tim Looney, with two birdies, Gary Stivers and Mark Mallet.

 B Flight: First place: Gene Vesely, a well-played 8 under 63, plus fewest putts; second: Lowell Goltra; third: William Hillhouse; fourth: tie between Fujio Norihiro and Bob Munn; fifth: Digna Vesely.

June 20 saw 14 golfers from the Leisure World Golf League play at the 5,800-yard par 70 Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. The weather was delightful with sunny and warm conditions. As the morning progressed, the temps got hotter until they were in the mid 80s by rounds end. The course has been well maintained, and the greens are in excellent condition.

The Santa Ana River runs through the middle of the course, which has numerous water hazards, large sand traps, narrow fairways and significant elevation changes from fairways to greens. This makes it a challenge to everyone. With the great conditions, it was not unexpected that the course conceded 10 of the 14 rounds at or under par, and six birdies.

A Flight: First place: tie between Glenn Barry and Bill McKusky, a nice 4 under 66; second: Gary Stivers, a hard-fought 2 under 68; third: Chris Lankford, a sweet 1 under 69; fourth: Dave LaCascia, at even par 70; fifth: tie between Sam Choi and Clay Fischer. Closest to the pin on the par 3 second hole was Lankford. Barry had three birdies, Lankford had two, and Fischer had one. Choi had fewest putts.

B Flight: First place: Bob Munn, a really good 5 over 65; second: Fujio Norihiro, a well-played 4 under 66; third: Ron Jackson, a sweet 3 under 67; fourth: Gene Vesely, a fine 2 under 68, plus fewest putts; fifth: three-way tie between Bill Zurn, Lowell Goltra and Digna Vesely. Zurn was closest to the pin on 100-yard par 3 ninth hole.

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 a 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

Bocce Ball

The weather was perfect for the Bocce Ball spring season semi-finals and finals matches. On June 25, the top four  teams competed for the final two slots of the day. The first place winners, for the second season in a row, were Sunday’s team No. 4, Terry Thrift and Vicki Mingus. The second place honors went to Tuesday’s team No. 9, Sal La Scala and Susan Dodson. 

Over 70 people attended to cheer on the players and to enjoy the pizza party following the games. Participation drawings and opportunity drawings, along with a new fun game called  Shot in the Dark, helped to make the event a huge success. The club thanks all who attended and congratulates the final winners

For information about LW Bocce Ball Club, call 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



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



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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


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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


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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, (562) 431-4796.


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.


LOOKING FOR WEEKEND CAREGIVER. Assist my 91-year old Mom with meals/medicine/etc. Must be able to help transfer from chair-to-commode, etc. Other days possible but need Sunday-afternoons ASAP. Call/Text Mariana (818)-324-5772.


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.


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 9/21


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. 7/27


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


2019 Pride Scooter, Like-New, $900/OBO and Custom Easy-GO Golf-Cart Fully-Loaded, $3,700/OBO. 562-431-6859.


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


Visiting my Mom. Offering FREE RIDES To-&-From the SUPERMARKET. Call Sterling/1-626-488-5014. Business License 4454199

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


WANTED. Someone who has PhotoShop and also knows how to make quality short videos with their smartphone.



Antique Roll-Top Desk (Used) $300/OBO 562-353-6362. U-PICK-UP.


Almost brand new, top of the line, Invacare Reliant model-450. Hydraulic Patient-Lift comes with 2-Slings & 2-Battery Packs $1,200. Please call Louisa 562-712-0218.


Patio Giveaway in exchange for a donation to benefit families of Fallen Officers Paredes and Santana. Thursday/June-30th 9:00am-1:00pm. Mutual-3/Apartment-19G.


Medical/Recliner Chair-Lift made by Golden. Chocolate-brown, 2-weeks-old. Paid $2,200. Asking $1,500.  562-760-8192


Almost-New Grey-Fabric Recliner/Swivels-and-Rocks/$50. Window Air-Conditioners, Almost-New/$100-each. Red Faux-Leather Recliner, Like-New/$45.  Sue/714-469-7519