July 21 2022
July 21 | 7:30 p.m.
Ronstadt Revival is the premiere tribute to Linda Ronstadt, with a full seven-piece band, including fiddle and pedal steel, to bring the authentic sound of the Ronstadt catalog-—real, raw and 100% live music.
Ronstadt Revival will take show-goers on a timeless journey of all of their favorites, including “You’re No Good,” “Blue Bayou,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “Tracks of My Tears” and so much more.
The repertoire spans Linda’s 1967 beginnings with The Stone Poneys, her amazing renditions in the 70s of songs by beloved songwriters like Smokey Robinson, Warren Zevon, Lowell George, The Eagles and The Rolling Stones, and her 80s smash album Mad Love with its New Wave vibe.
Ronstadt Revival has played all around Southern California and beyond, selling out concert halls and charming audiences.
The band is comprised of Shannon Rae, lead vocals; Dan Segal, guitar; Jeff Hale, bass, backing vocals; Kevin Ryan, pedal steel, guitar; Julie Pusch, fiddle, acoustic guitar, backing vocals; Rich Sanders, keys, backing vocals; and Marc Fortner, drums.
For more information on the band, visit https://www.ronstadtrevival.com
Residents are invited to celebrate summer under the stars at every Thursday through Sept. 15 at the free concerts. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. (schedule is subject to change).
Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident.
Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.
No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season.
Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Food trucks will provide options for pre-event dining.
Life Options Expo is next week
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. Reservations are not 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 learn more about the businesses and agencies that 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.
Representatives will be there to provide information and referrals only. The GRF does not endorse the service of any particular agency.
• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Expo in Clubhouse 4 and Veterans Plaza
Presentations that will be held in Clubhouse 3:
•11a.m.-11:30 a.m.—Driving Smart by SBPD, Clubhouse 3, Room 9
•11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.—Advanced Care Planning by Alzheimer’s OC, Clubhouse 3, Room 1
•12 p.m.-12:30 p.m.—Fraud and Scam Awareness by Seal Beach Police Department, Clubhouse 3, Room 9
•1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.-—Senior Food Help by OC Health Care Agency, Clubhouse 3, Room 9
•1:30-2:30 p.m.—Alzheimer’s Brain Health by Alzheimer’s OC, Clubhouse 3, Room 1
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.
GRF is turning off sprinklers on non-functional turf
California is in a record-breaking drought with 2022 being the driest year on record so far. The state’s worsening conditions prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom to proclaim a Drought Emergency last month, triggering regulations requiring all urban water suppliers to escalate ongoing water conservation efforts.
At the Presidents’ Council meeting July 7, the City of Seal Beach alerted the Golden Rain Foundation and Mutual officials that the watering of non-functional and purely ornamental turf must immediately cease, in addition to other restrictions.
That means the GRF has turned off sprinklers watering grass that is purely decorative in all Trust areas.
Non-functional turf defined as a ground cover surface of mowed grass that is ornamental and not otherwise used for human recreation purposes. It does not include school fields, sports fields and areas regularly used for civic or community events, according to the State Water Resources Control Board.
So the ban does not apply to the LW Golf Course and the picnic areas, both of which are being watered, according to GRF Facilities Director Mark Weaver.
There is also an exemption for irrigation of trees to keep them healthy. The GRF has already directed gardeners to begin hand-watering Trust trees.
Mutual officials are now determining what areas they must stop watering in their neighborhoods.
The State Water Board rules also required local water suppliers statewide to activate Level 2 of their local contingency plans to prepare for target water reductions of up to 20%.
To meet Level 2 water restrictions, Seal Beach has limited residential watering schedules to three days a week and implemented the following water use restrictions that apply at all times:
• The watering of 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 sidewalks, 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.
The emergency regulation will remain in effect for one year, unless the State Water Board modifies it, readopts it or ends it before then.
LWer is given Press Photographers Lifetime Achievement Award
The Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA) recently awarded Joanna Matos, 92, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the group’s highest honor. Founded in 1936, the organization comprises over 400 broadcast and print photojournalists whose news images are seen worldwide. Matos had a humble beginning as the only staff photographer at the La Habra Daily Star Progress (1971) and became a PPAGLA member in 1976. A true trendsetter, she broke the glass ceiling decades before the term was even coined, becoming the first woman vice president (1978), president (1979) and chairman (1980).
She was the first woman allowed in the Anaheim Angel’s locker room when Nolan Ryan threw a no-hitter. She wasn’t really “allowed”—she just went in with the male photographers, doing her job.
“My sports editor assigned me to cover an evening Angels baseball game at Anaheim Stadium,” said Matos. “In the 1970s, we used only black and white film and with the low and irregular lighting at stadiums, I had to “push” my 400 speed film to 1600 in the darkroom. “The big event was to shoot pitcher Nolan Ryan throwing his fast ball, which was being monitored by Rockwell International. I remember his speed—107 miles per hour. After the game, the media crowded around Ryan with radio questions and cameras whirling.
“Ryan got word that Gene wanted to see him. Gene was Gene Autry, owner of the Angels and of Channel 5 KTLA. All the media followed Ryan down a long tunnel to a room where Autry extended his hand in congratulations.
“My motorized Nikon camera could shoot nine pictures in four seconds. I used a 36 frame roll of film of the same handshake. Hooting and hollering began, and someone said, ‘What’s that gal doing in here?’ The Angels’ PR man came over and asked me if I got my assignment and asked me to follow him, not looking left or right, up to the media lounge for a drink. He said I was a pro. I was the first female in the locker room, and he had no qualms about the situation.
“All bleep bleep broke loose. The next day, there was an LA Times Sports column. Hate mail from male chauvinists came in. But my editor said, ‘Good girl. This is the most publicity our newspaper has received.’
“The LA Times sent a reporter out to interview me and, long story short, when she asked why I did what I did, I said, ‘I wasn’t there to play peek a boo, I was on assignment, the same as the men photographers! And, after all, I know what the male anatomy looks like, I raised two sons.’ A nice photo and a four-inch column story appeared in the LA Times of me in the most professional way.
“Soon after, I received an 8xl0 glossy black and white photo of Nolan Ryan and Gene Autry with their autographs. Ryan signed ‘Peek a boo, Joanna.’ Autry signed ‘All my best.’”
“At the next home game, during the 7th inning stretch, up in the media box, I was awarded a first female in the locker room certificate plus a fancy black satin eye shade with lots of applause from my fellow shooters.”
Matos was also one of the first women photojournalists to cover USC football. At the USC vs. Notre Dame football game, quarterback Pat Hayden couldn’t find a receiver and ran off the sidelines. He missed the male photographers but broadsided Joanna. Hayden helped Joanna up and apologized. The coliseum announcer publicly voiced his opinion saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, that’s why women should not be allowed on the field.”
He could not have been more wrong.
Later in her career, Matos joined the PPAGLA and quickly rose to become the organization’s first female president in 1979. Mayor Tom Bradley attended her installation dinner, and she was interviewed by newscaster Johnny Grant of KTLA and UPI’s Ernie Sch work about what it was like to be at the helm of an all men’s organization.
Joanna later went to work as the media photojournalist for Knott’s Berry Farm and retired in 1990.
She brings an infectious enthusiasm to everything she does for the PPAGLA and her passion for the group continues. She was a key factor for the success of the Past Presidents and Retired Members Scholarship Fund, which she helped initiate over 30 years ago. When Joanna was asking for contributions for the scholarship fund, members just couldn’t say no.
Through her humble and professional demeanor, Matos paved the way for future female photojournalists. “Joanna has been an inspiration to me and the other women in our group. There are still very few of us, but Joanna paved the way and helped make it possible. Giving her the Lifetime Achievement Award was the highlight of my presidency,” said outgoing PPAGLA President Amy Gaskin. “She is a shining example of class, determination, kindness, and professionalism and she embodies the spirit of this award.”
—Amy Gaskin, outgoing president of the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles
For Sale to LW Residents
Obsolete GRF equipment is first offered to LW residents before it is otherwise disposed of. The following is now for sale (no reasonable offer refused):
• Three spinet pianos, Baldwin, Wurlitzer, Acrosonic, as is, must pick up.
• Three Skutt Kilns 1227-3, as is, must pick up. Shareholders must demonstrate a permit to operate.
For more information, contact GRF Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.
Southern California Edison will shut off power to the GRF Service Maintenance Yard on Friday, July 22, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to replace two power poles. SCE will provide traffic control and signage.
LWers who need to contact Service Maintenance because of an emergency should call Security at (562) 594-4754.
Water Conservation FAQs
Editor’s Note: Iris Lee, the deputy public works director for the City of Seal Beach, answers questions LW residents have regarding the State Water Board’s water conservation emergency regulation adoption (see page 1 for more information). They were compiled to help Leisure World and the city better navigate this effort together. The state may modify the interpretations at any time. The city update information as it becomes available.
Question: How do I know if the turf is functional or non-functional?
Answer: The state generally defines non-functional turf as ornamental grass that is not used for human recreation purposes. As this definition can be interpreted in various ways, we rely on Leisure World representatives to define where those functional vs. non-functional turf areas are. You know your home best. For example, if residents use a common grass area for regular social gatherings, it may be considered functional and may be irrigated under current state regulations.
The city can help guide but does not dictate how turf is or will be used in Leisure World.
This leniency provided by the state is not intended to provide a loophole but to stress the value in a collaborative, good faith effort.
Question: How do I water trees that are on the same irrigation system as non-functional turf?
Answer: We highly recommend checking with your landscaper to discuss how the irrigation system is programmed. Generally speaking, if the trees are irrigated on the same station/system as non-functional turf and cannot be separated, measures should be taken to keep the trees properly irrigated, even if that means watering the non-functional turf in the immediate vicinity of the tree. Alternatively, hand watering may be an option if your landscaper feels it is an appropriate irrigation means for the trees.
Question: If Leisure World hits the target reduction of 20%, does that mean conservation requirements (i.e., non-functional turf irrigation) can be waived?
Answer: No. Water conservation is still required even if target reductions are met. Exceeding target reductions not only helps with local water supply, but also regionally and statewide. If everybody meets or exceeds this Level 2 goal, we may be able to avoid further water shortage level escalation (i.e., Level 3).
Question: Where can I direct my landscaper to find practical water saving tips?
Answer: The State Water Board and the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) are great resources for water efficiency and conservation tips. As an added option, the City of Seal Beach can arrange for one of its experts to meet with landscapers to discuss viable alternatives.
• State Water Board – Save Our Water: https://saveourwater.com/
Question: Where can we report water waste violations?
Answer: It would be most desirable to communicate drought severity and water conservation needs through educational means, then work collectively to meet the goal. As a last resort, water waste may be reported to the State Water Board at https://savewater.ca.gov/.
CERT Training Offered
The City of Seal Beach, the Seal Beach Police Department, and the West County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) team will host a CERT training class beginning in September.
West County CERT is comprised of those who live and/or work in Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Westminster and adjacent communities.
CERT educates people in disaster preparedness for events that may impact their area and provides basic disaster response skills. CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in projects in their community.
The 20-hour FEMA-approved course includes training in disaster preparedness, medical operations, light search and rescue, fire suppression, team organization and emotional first aid.
Training will be held at the Joint Forces Training Base, Building 244, 11200 Lexington Drive, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. The training schedule includes two weekend training sessions:
• Friday, Sept. 30, from 6-9 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 7, from 6-9 p.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information or to register, email WestCountyCertAcademy@gmail.com or call (714) 229-6625.
2022 Paving Project
Phase 2 of the 2022 GRF Paving Project is scheduled to start on July 18.
Brookline Road, Scioto Road, Nassau Drive and Oak Hills Drive the next streets set for asphalt replacement.
Each phase takes about 4-6 weeks to complete. 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.
SB Senior 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.
Starting Aug. 4, a dine-in Lunch Café will be served on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon.
Participants 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.
Tsunami escape routes updated
The California Geological Survey (CGS) has released a new tsunami hazard area map for Orange County, useful for evacuation planning in an extraordinary event.
The map allows users to type in an address to determine whether the property is within a tsunami hazard area. Local tsunami evacuation material will be added to the online map interface as it is developed.
Working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), these Tsunami Hazard Area maps include new data and improved computer modeling results and replace maps published by CGS in 2009. The new maps are based on how far inland a surge of seawater might go in a worst-case scenario and include minor inland “buffers” to roads and landmarks to clarify where people must evacuate to be safe. These buffer areas also account for potential errors and uncertainties in the modeling.
While the new map for Orange County takes a variety of potential tsunami sources into account, the worst-case scenario would result from a magnitude 9.3 earthquake in the eastern Aleutian Islands.
The City of Seal Beach is a Tsunami Ready Community. This is a national certification issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS). To be recognized as a Tsunami Ready Community, there are a variety of criteria that must be met. They are:
• Establish a 24-hour warning point and emergency operations center.
• Have more than one way to receive tsunami warnings and alert the public.
• Promote public readiness through community education and distribution of information.
• Develop a formal tsunami plan, which includes holding emergency exercises.
• Comply with TsunamiReady guidelines.
In partnership with Cal OES, NOAA, and Chapman University the Tsunami Evacuation Map located at a kiosk at the base of the pier will be updated in the next few weeks with the updated map (above) as well as a second kiosk installed in the First Street Beach lot.
The maps will also be made available at https://sealbeachpd.com/emergency-preparedness/.
Seal Beach Police Sgt. Brian Gray, the city’s emergency services coordinator, oversees emergency management for the city.
Emergency management is dealing with and avoiding disasters. Disasters can be natural, such as earthquakes, floods, and severe storms, or man-made, such as major transportation accidents, fires, and terrorism. Regardless of the cause of the disaster, emergency management is intended to be comprehensive to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from any disaster.
There are four phases of emergency management that make up the “emergency life cycle”: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. These phases represent the various elements of a disaster. All phases are interconnected, and everyone has responsibilities in all four phases. For more information about emergency preparedness, contact Sgt. Gray at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1658, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAP food distribution is today
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be July 21.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household.
To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub).
People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID.
For more information, contact Roberta Arshat in GRF Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or email@example.com.
Perspectives, pg 4
Wall Warts – Thieves Within The Night
by Gordon Smith
Ever wonder what those unconnected power adapters sitting in your wall outlet are costing you?
First of all, they are referred to in a derogatory sense as “wall-warts” because they often cover up the adjacent socket and make it unusable. No useful work is being done by them except to heat your house, and their energy would not be dissipated if the wall wart was not plugged in.
The actual quantity is small, amounting to a few cents per week at most. But I have lots of them. That got me to wonder what it costs me to have my TV box and its associated Internet router running 24/7.
Wow! One runs at 36 watts, the other at 30 watts.
With SCE charging me 25 cents per kilowatt-hour, that pencils costs me about $11.90 per month. That is not good for my wallet or the environment.
That led me to then figure the cost of the Interact box and the wireless access point that Interact Solutions will install in our buildings to replace all those other units.
I had the opportunity of test driving it last month. It was $3.97 a month! Holy Cow! I’ll save $8 per month on top of getting a bulk TV rate discount and low cost high speed Internet service. Yes, change is hard but the environment, my wallet and my wall sockets are going to be thanking me.
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Regarding issues discussed by Margo Wheeler and Susan Smith (July 14), I also notice the difficulty communicating with my Mutual’s board via phone and email.
Most shareholders’ legitimate issues can’t wait for monthly board meetings. Plus, the turnaround time after sending communications is frequently days, if at all.
Often, timeliness is of essence. Experiencing this, shareholders then reluctantly resort to knocking on board members’ doors, etc.
I moved to LW last year. Because of my background in finance and HOA boards, I’ve been urged twice by a Mutual board member to run for office. Susan Smith’s letter convinced me to forget that idea for now. And now I understand why not enough shareholders ran for available board positions this year.
I’d love to help my Mutual troubleshoot these issues and forge solutions (I have ideas).
It appears that Security at the Main Gate has a new electronic information system that they don’t know how to use.
On July 8, I was expecting a small company to do some work on my place in Mutual 4. I notified Security of the name of the leader of the group and the name of the company about three hours in advance. When they arrived, they were not admitted and Security personnel said there was no record on the board of my name or their names. They were turned away.
On July 9, I was expecting my nephew and his son who were driving down from Hayward in the bay area. Again, I called Security on its direct line, gave them my name, the name of my guest and the approximate time I expected them. When my nephew arrived at 9 p.m., having driven (I suspect) 500 miles, he was also told that his name was not on the board, and they had nothing under my name.
My nephew called me from the parking lot, and I proceeded to the Security office, where I was met with no help at all, or if anything, a defensive and hostile posture. I finally got my nephew and his son in after a long delay and no help from the on-duty staff.
For the past couple of years, an American flag and a Trump flag have been displayed on a flagpole at the corner of Del Monte Drive and McKinney Way. Now, the Trump flag has been replaced with a yellow flag that says, “Don’t Tread On Me.” At first, I assumed that it was the Gadsden flag, which has been popularized by the Republican Tea Party movement and adopted by MAGA Trump supporters.
When I got a better look at the flag, I could see that instead of the coiled rattlesnake of the traditional Gadsden flag, it had the image of a fetus.
For women who have had a natural miscarriage or an abortion, seeing the image of a fetus on this flag, is like a knife in the heart. The display of this flag is an assault on women.
The right of HOA residents to display political flags and signs is protected by the First Amendment and Davis-Stirling. This includes the right to display political flags of hate.
There has always been hate in Leisure World. But since the Trump presidency, there has been a significant increase in the open displays of hate here.
The rights of this resident to display this hateful and offensive flag are protected under the law and there is nothing I can do to have it removed. But I can express my outrage and disgust at the display of this flag.
Regarding a recent letter (July 7) that claimed Obama did “nothing” about gun control during his eight years in office, the writer seems to have forgotten McConnell’s commitment not to pass anything Obama proposed.
Obama was anguished when the GOP Senate refused to pass meaningful gun control after Sandy Hook, and Obama thought his executive order to limit gun purchases for those with mental illness would be upheld but the subsequent GOP POTUS rescinded it soon after he took office.
The first two years of Obama’s terms were pretty much taken up trying to pass the Affordable Care Act, which the GOP tried to rescind over 60 times and still talks of doing precisely that, even though the GOP enjoys the benefits of ACA.
That’s not “nothing.”
Editor’s note: Seena Friedland is profiled in the following story, one in an occasional series showcasing LW 100-year-olds. On July 19, the LW Weekly learned she died (see obituaries, page 15) and is printing her story in tribute to a life well lived.
by Shari Young
Seena Friedland, a 22-year resident of Leisure World, will be 100 years old on Aug. 25.
She has lived an amazing life.
She has lived alone with minimal care for most of her life. She does not wear glasses, has never been in a hospital except to visit others, has her original teeth, reads the daily Long Beach Press-Telegram and works a crossword puzzle every day.
She prides herself on her regular manicures and pedicures.
Seena was born in Washington Heights, New York, and watched the George Washington Bridge being built in 1927. At 15, she settled in Long Beach.
In the 1940s, she met her husband-to-be at her job in Los Angeles. He was immediately smitten with her, and the couple married in 1947.
She was widowed in 1978 and never had children. After working for 35 years as the administrator for Long Beach Temple Beth Shalom, Seena retired at 78 years old.
Seena has 24 nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, great- grand nieces and nephews and one great-great-grand nephew, some who live in Leisure World and others, in the area.
Her family hopes she will have many more wonderful happy and healthy years here.
July 21, 2022
Recap of the Presidents’ Council
July 7, 2022
Clubhouse Four / Virtual
The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Leisure World Seal Beach was convened at 9:06 a.m. by President Jackie Dunagan on July 7, 2022, at Clubhouse 4 and virtually.
The following is a recap of the July 7 council meeting:
The regular monthly council meeting minutes of June 2, 2022, were approved by the council, as corrected.
Jessica Sedgwick, GRF executive director, introduced herself.
Jillian Brickey, Sean Sabo, Dave Spitz, and Iris Lee, City of Seal Beach representatives, provided an update on water conservation and restrictions.
Mark Weaver, GRF facilities director, provided information on the irrigation mandate, water conservation; the LW swimming pool and street paving.
Nick Massetti and Charles Siemmonnsama, CEO Interact Solutions, provided an update on the Interact Solutions Cable/Internet contract.
Jodi Hopkins, GRF mutual administration director, presented the mutual administration monthly reports, stock transfer monthly reports and 2022 election results.
Mutual14 President Lee Melody, Mutual 3 President Carol Ginther and Mutual 7 President Sue Rotter were appointed to the nominating committee.
The presidents offered comments during the proceedings of the meeting.
Secretary Sue Rotter adjourned the meeting at 11:11 a.m.
Next council meeting: Thursday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m. at Clubhouse 4, Zoom tele-video conference and YouTube LIVE.
Town Hall Meeting – Interact Solutions Cable/Internet Contract: Monday, July 11, at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 and livestream via Leisure World Website.
LW Library Hours
The LW Library provides free and easy access to information, books and technology. GRF I.D. card is required to check out materials, use resources or use the library computers.
The LW Library is open from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Saturday. For more information call (562) 598-2431.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.
Thurs. July 21 Mini Farm Subcommittee
Conf. Rm B 10 a.m.
Tue., July 26 GRF Board
Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Thurs., July 28 Administration Committee
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 1 Recreation Committee
Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.
Tues., Aug 2 IT Services Committee
Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 3 Physical Property Committee
Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 4 GRF Board Executive Session
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards. The following is a tentative schedule.
Thurs., July 21 Mutual 2
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Thurs., July 21 Mutual 11
Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.
Mon., July 25 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9:30 a.m.
Wed., July 27 Mutual 10
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Thurs., July 28 Mutual 1
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Fri., July 29 Mutual 6
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 10 a.m.
Tues., Aug. 2 Mutual 17
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1:30 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 4 Presidents’ Council
Clubhouse 4/Zoom 9 a.m.
Mutual 9 Board accepts the trophy for the Most Member Participation in their Mutual for the 2022-2023 election. Mutual 9 shareholders had the highest turnout at 68%. Board of directors are (back row, l-r) Pam Turner, Heather McKinney, Dr. Diane Gruber, Albert Von Seggern (front row, l-r) Diane McFadden, Beth Mayer and Bob Walz.
Comments/Questions at GRF Board Meetings
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To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit a request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
religion, pages 8-9
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 email@example.com to sign up. 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 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.
This week’s Torah reading is “Pinchas,” Numbers 28:16-30:1, is a continuation of last week’s cliffhanger reading. Last week the ending verses recounted the murder of an Israeli man, Zimri, and a Midianite princess, Cosbi, by a religious zealot, Pinchas.
The Midianite prophet, Bilaam, after failing to curse the Israelites, suggested to the Moabite king, Balak, that a good way to bring harm to the people, was to send beautiful Midianite and Moabite women into the Israelite camp, seduce the men and entice them to worship an idol before consummating their relationships. The plan worked and HaShem sent a plague that wiped out 24,000 Israelites. Zimri and Cosbi flaunted themselves on the grounds of the Tabernacle in front of Moses and the Kohanim. Pinchas, in a fit of rage, drove a spear through both of them. This week, Beit Halev will learn the result of Pinchas’ murderous act.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
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
Pastor Gary Whitlatch will bring the message this week from 1 Corinthians, Chapter 1. He will give an overview of why this letter was written, the problems that arise in churches and the gifts and working of the Holy Spirit in believer’s lives. Paul the apostle discovers that quarrels were causing division in the church amidst members. They were putting emphasis on who had been baptized into the faith rather than paying attention to the words of Christ. Paul reminded the church that following Christ is not according to the practices of men, but the wisdom from God. Boasting and claiming superior knowledge is foolish in God’s eyes.
There have been many men within that proclaim a superior truth, then a generation or two later evidence proves the depths of their shortsightedness. Putting trust in man is unstable footing for any church.
In the last verse, Paul reminds the church of Corinth that it is written in Jeremiah 9:23 to “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This week, Janet Ray will sing a special selection.
Saturday services are more contemporary with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment. The Saturday service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Pastor Gary 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, from 6-7 p.m.
All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.
Scripture of the Week
“The reverence of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding has all those who do His commandments; His praise, zealously, endures forever,” Psalm 111:10.
First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125.
Those who want more information or have a need, can call (562) 431-8810.
Assembly of God
Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Note this change: Hymn Sing, Sunday night, July 24, 6:00, Clubhouse 3 Lobby.
Sermon for this week: There was a song on the charts in 1971 with lyrics that went, “Mr. Big Stuff, who do you think you are?” It is a dangerous thing when one starts abusing power and taking authority in areas in which they have no business. Dangerous, indeed, when one is also acting in ways that are contrary to God’s blueprint for leadership. Join Pastor Chuck as he begins his series “The Legacy of the Kings,” beginning with King Jeroboam, from 1 Kings 12:25-33.
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 leads the guided discussion questions on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. This week’s lesson will follow session three, titled “The Cave of Adullam.”
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 email@example.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.
Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, July 22, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mymom will also hold the hybrid service on Saturday, July 23, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
This week’s Torah portion is Pinchas from the book of Numbers. Pinchas opens with God’s promise of a “covenant of peace” for the zealot Pinchas, followed by a census. The daughters of Tzelofchad request and receive new laws regarding inheritance. God instructs Moses to prepare Joshua for leadership, and God describes sacrifices brought daily and on special occasions.
Those who want to join Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.
LWers are invited to attend Assembly of God’s Hymn Sing on Sunday, July 24, at 6 p.m., in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. People will enjoy singing hymns and fellowship time with coffee to follow.
Faith Christian Assembly
Join Faith Christian Assembly today, July 21, at 1 p.m. for the men’s and women’s ministry meetings. The Women’s Ministry, Touch of Love, under the direction of Linda Hernandez, will meet in the Garden Room and the Men’s Ministry, under the direction of Ruben de la Rosa and Gary Leming, will be in the main sanctuary. All residents are welcome.
Faith Christian Assembly is conveniently located on the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive.
At Faith Christian Assembly, people will hear an inspiring and timely Bible-based message every week.
Faith Christian Assembly’s weekly Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The pre-service prayer is on Sundays at 5 p.m. The midweek Bible study is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
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 Esther not covered in this study. The reading for the week of July 25 covers the book of Esther. As people read Esther, they are encouraged by the church to seek inspiration from the spirit that is tailored to their experience.
Community Church will hold services on Sunday, July 24, at 9:50 a.m.
Pastor Johan Dodge will deliver a message titled “Freedom to Party.” As COVID-19 cases rise in Orange County, many people may feel it is not a time to party. This message is not meant to be flippant or encourage irresponsibility. Rather, the party aspect of the message comes from the new kingdom that Jesus has come to usher in. Which begs the question, have believers lived up to the task? Are faith communities places in which people are free to be who God created them to be, or free to “party?” Or are faith communities places where people are trapped in legalism and judgment? Community Church will wrestle with these questions as a community this Sunday.
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 the church office line at (562) 431-2503.
“Joy shall be in heaven,” the Bible says, “over one sinner who repents.” LW Baptist will reflect on and celebrate that truth expresses of God’s great love for humanity on Sunday, July 24, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. As the gospel song says, “it is no secret what God can do.”
The Christian Women’s Fellowship group will meet on Monday, July 25, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The Energizers Group will meet on Wednesday, July 27, at 3 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, to hear missionary reports and meditate on Psalm 26, which speaks of Jesus, the only man who ever lived who had no sin.
For more information on the church, call (562) 430-8598.
“Praying the Lord’s Prayer” is the theme for Redeemer Lutheran Church’s worship service on Sunday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the administration building where ample parking is provided. LWers are invited to reflect and join the celebration while partaking in the word of God and Communion
Dee Sessa, Teresa Smith and Anne Walshe are this week’s greeters.
Redeemer Lutheran thanks everyone who has donated a can of non-perishable food at the church’s entryway to distribute to those in need in the community.
For more information about the service or the work of the church, call (562) 598-8697.
health and fitness, page 10
LW residents can “belly up to the barre” upstairs in Clubhouse 6 every Saturday at 1:30 p.m., with traditional ballet movements paired with classical music. Instructor Mel Locket (far right) always makes class fun and educational. All are welcome regardless of skill level. This 60-minute class promises to relax and tone bodies at the same time. People should bring soft shoes, such as ballet slippers, booties or socks and dress comfortably. For more information, call (562) 252-9676.
Joyful Line Dance
Joyful Line Dance Club meets every Thursday upstairs in Clubhouse 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It is a great opportunity for LWers who enjoy music and dancing along with a leader’s choreography. The club helps residents improve their physical, social and mental well-being.
Joyful Line Dance has multiple leaders who take turns leading the class They are Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim.
For safety and health reasons, classes are first-come, first-serve for the first 30 people.
Face masks are strongly recommended. The club recommends people wear exercise shoes; sandals and flip flops are not allowed.
Those who show up with incorrect shoes will be turned away.
No membership required to attend the free class.
For more information, text (562) 301-5339.
The LW Bicycle Club enjoyed happy hour at Jade in the Marina Pacifica, with perfect weather and good food. LWers can join the LW Bicycle Club on Sunday (which includes breakfast), Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. The pedestrian gate can be opened with a LW ID card. Do not hold the gate open or prop it open or it will be broken and be out of service. Helmets and safe shoes are required attire to ride with the group. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.
The LW Wa-Rite group recorded a 15-pound weight loss for the week of July 8.
Shirley LaBreque was crowned the biggest loser of the week with a 3-pound weight loss total. LaBreque said she is learning to cut back on her servings and has started walking more.
The Wa-Rite group reminded members that “it’s not our abilities that define us. It’s our choices”
Wa-Rite meets on Friday mornings from 8-8:45 for weigh-ins, and the meeting begins at 9 a.m. People must present GRF ID to join meeting.
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 21: Curry chicken, brown and wild rice, mixed vegetables, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus homemade macaroni salad.
Friday, June 22: Herb roasted pork loin with brown gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, zucchini medley, fresh orange, taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro, salsa dressing and crackers.
Monday, June 25: Beef Teriyaki, brown rice, Oriental vegetables, applesauce with cinnamon; tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade macaroni salad.
Tuesday, June 26: Oven baked chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned cauliflower, chicken leg and thigh; mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned cauliflower, chocolate pudding, spinach salad with chicken, Mandarin oranges, cranberries, Feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, June 27: Stuffed bell peppers, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, peas with onions and pimentos, fresh pear, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, confetti slaw.
The Shuffleboard Club invites LW residents to its next open house/open play event on Wednesday, July 27, from 5-9 p.m.
The event will include a cook-out at the picnic area beside Clubhouse 1 with open play to follow the meal. This event is free to members and $5 for guests. Those who decide to join the club can use this charge as payment for their membership dues for the 2022-2023 season.
Hamburgers, hotdogs and potluck salads will be served. People must bring their own drinks to the event.
Members and guests must RSVP for the event by calling Jack O’Brien at (562) 240-5104 before Monday, July 25, at noon.
Although the 2021-2022 Shuffleboard Club’s season has now ended, it does not mean that players have stopped practicing. During the off season, residents are welcome to visit the courts on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. to watch, play and/or train.
Shuffleboard is an entertaining, challenging and non-strenuous game of skill and strategy. It’s played on the indoor courts located behind Clubhouse 1. No partners are necessary, and all equipment is provided.
LWers are invited to breakaway from the TV and get acquainted with this fun game to meet other residents, make friends and get some gentle beneficial exercise. The only requirements to play are closed-toed shoes with non-skid soles, plus some initial training on court maintenance, setup, scoring, and play.
League games are played from September-May on Fridays, with breaks for the holidays. Training lessons are free, with regularly scheduled practices, three tournaments, a monthly luncheon, plus several social activities.
For more information, contact club President Kay Mount by texting (775) 527-0426 or emailing email@example.com or call Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.
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Women’s Golf League
Birdies were the challenge for the Women’s Golf League in the weekly tournament held on Tuesday, July 12. Twelve golfers scored 13 birdies, with five golfers making a birdie on hole No. 2. The golfers also competed for low gross and low net.
The flight winners were:
Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 26; low net: Judy Kim, 22; birdies: Devora Kim, holes No. 1 and 2; Jee Choi and Stella Yoon, hole No. 2; Lisa Kim, hole No. 6; Judy Kim and Jane Song, hole No. 8.
Flight B: Low gross: Jassca Choi, 31; low net: a four-way tie between Alison Kim, Young Sak, Young Yoon and Theresa Lim, 26; birdies: Hae Lee, hole No. 2; Sun Lee, hole No. 7; and Marilyn Hewitt, hole No. 8.
Flight C: Low gross; Myung Kim, 32; low net: Soo Kim, 24; birdies: Soo Kim, hole No. 2 and Kay Hong, hole No. 6.
Flight D: Low gross: Sandra deDubovay, 40; low net: a tie between Patti Smith and Connie Kang, 28.
Any golfer interested in joining the Women’s Golf Club is encouraged to check with the golf starter or contact Margie Thompson at (493) 493-0484.
Men’s Golf Tournament
The first Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament of the month was held on July 13. Three groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18-hole, par-54 course that tests all who play.
Scores and winners will not be available until later in July. Results will be published when available. For this and the next two tournaments, only general results will be noted.
A total of 55 golfers teed off and played 18 holes. The morning was cool and overcast with little wind until mid-round. The wind stiffened later, and it warmed up nicely. The greens still have numerous weed patches, and the lack of dirt-based divot-fix repair material is slowly turning the once well-kept tees into sand traps.
There were only nine circle holes winners and 39 birdies. Closest to the pin on the hole No. 2 was Mike Mayfield, and on hole No. 11 there was a tie between Dennis McMonigle and Ryan Hong. The lowest gross score was carded by Bill Lyons and James Farr at 51 and the lowest net score was Jack Haskins at 48.
All golfers are responsible for their own tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. Golfers are asked to repair their own marks, plus one more.
The next men’s tournament will be held on July 27, and then every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. Those who had planned to play in a tournament and need to cancel should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. Golfers should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled tee time and be ready to play.
Bocce Ball Club
The Bocce Ball Club currently has player openings for the summer league that begins on Saturday, July 30. Openings are available on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Those who are interested in a fun, social, low-impact sport, should give Bocce Ball a try. For more information, or to schedule a personal lesson, call Laura Garcia at (562) 230-5302.
Pool League Results
Registration now is open on a first-come, first-serve basis for the Leisure World Pool Club’s fall season weekly pool league.
League play will begin on Monday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 through December. Prior to start of the season, players will be assigned an “A,” “B”’ or “C” ranking based on number of the previous season’s single game wins. Anyone new to league play will need to play a couple of audition games with one of the club’s officers to determine an appropriate skill level.
Those who want to register but are concerned about being able to play every week can still register. The league needs a “deep bench” substitute roster for filling in when one of the regular players can not attend.
During the season, each A,B,C three-person team will play a total of 13 games every Monday night. Each week’s match consists of doubles and singles 8-ball and 3,6,9, 9-ball games. A final three-person 8-ball game rounds out the evening, assuring the night does not end in a tie. Running scores are posted each week on the Clubhouse 2 bulletin board.
In order to participate in the upcoming weekly Pool Club league, players and substitutes must be members of the club. Annual club dues is $10 and will be carried forward through renewal date of Nov. 1, and into fall 2023.
Entry fee is $20 for the fall season pool league, which includes winner payouts and an end of the season sweepstakes and dinner night.
To RSVP a spot in the fall pool league, call or text club secretary and treasurer Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen at (562) 879-1954. For general club information, contact club President Dave Silva at (562) 209-3183.
–Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen
Men’s Golf July 8 and 11
On July 8, 16 golfers of the Leisure World Golf League contested in two flights the 5,600-yard, par-70 Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. It was pleasant but overcast at the start of the round. The course has been well maintained with tees, fairways and greens in very good condition. Riverview runs down the middle of the Santa Ana riverbed with many sand traps, small greens, significant elevation changes, and numerous water hazards. The golfers enjoy the course, and it is a challenge for all players. Eight of the 16 scores were at or under par, and the course yielded eight 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: Bill McKusky, a terrific 8 under 62, plus closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3 hole No. 2; second: tie between Jim Goltra, with a birdie and fewest putts, and Dave LaCascia, a well-played 5 under 65; third: Larry Hillhouse, a nice 2 under 69; fourth: Gary Stivers, a good even par 70; sixth: tie between Chris Lankford, with three birdies, Fujio Norihiro, Clay Fischer, with a birdie, Sam Choi, and Mark Mallet, with a birdie.
B Flight: First place: Gene Vesely, a super 8 under 62, plus two birdies and fewest putts; second: Tom Ross, a hard-earned 1 under 69; third: tie between Lowell Goltra and Ron Jackson, at even par 70; fourth: Bob Munn and Digna Vesely, at 2 over 72.
On July 11, eleven golfers of the Leisure World Golf League challenged the 5,800-yard par 70 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. It was overcast throughout the round and windy during the last few holes. Fortunately, the course is in good condition, although somewhat heavily watered overnight causing the early morning golfers some club selection and putting challenges.
Meadowlark has numerous sand traps, undulating greens, significant elevation changes on the back 9, and large water hazards. The golfers appreciate the consistently good playing environment making it enjoyable for all players. With the good conditions five of the 11 scores were at or under par but the course yielded only two birdies.
A Flight: First place: Gary Stivers, a terrific 3 under 67, second: Dave LaCascia, a well-played 2 under 68, with a birdie, plus closest to the pin on the 140-yard par 3 seventh hole; third: Bill McKusky, a hard fought 1 under 69, plus fewest putts; fourth: Clay Fischer, a nice even par 70, plus a birdie; fifth: Fujio Norihiro, 1 over 71; sixth: Jim Goltra, 2 over 72; seventh: tie between Sam Choi, and Gene Vesely.
B Flight: First place: Bob Munn, at even par 70, and fewest putts; second: Digna Vesely; third: Lowell Goltra.
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.
Community, pages 12-15
Mutual 1 resident Wanda James is holding one of the many lap blankets that she has crocheted for veterans over the years. The American Legion Post 327 in Leisure World is in need of donations of yarn so volunteers can keep their nimble fingers busy. Several Leisure World ladies donate their time to crocheting lap blankets. The Post takes the finished blankets to the Long Beach Veterans Medical Center, where they are used in the blind and spinal rehabilitation centers as well as the Community Living Center Nursing Home. Those who want to donate yarn or make a financial contribution for yarn should call the Post 327 Financial Officer Lee Esslinger at (310) 491-8990. The Post thanks those who have already donated to help veterans. Post 327 hosts Sunday Bingo in Clubhouse 2 with doors opening at 1 p.m. and calling at 1:30 p.m. Residents can bring friends and family to bingo.
Learn about the CERT Program
GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator, Eloy Gomez will speak at the Concerned Shareholders meeting on Thursday, July 28, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. Gomez is responsible for the Leisure World Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program and safety issues.
CERT is responsible for educating people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. The program also trains residents in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT training can also help residents assist their neighbors in an emergency.
All Leisure World residents are invited to attend this meeting.
Calling all LWers from the Midwest
Over a dozen Midwesterners got together and enjoyed talking about growing up in the Chicago area. They will meet again on Saturday, July 23, at noon at the tables and chairs outside Clubhouse 6 parking lot.
All LWers who have lived in Midwest are welcome to join and reminisce about all things Chicago
For more information about the group, call Marla Hamblin at (714) 401-9973.
American Sign Language Club
Beginning Aug. 2, the American Sign Language Club will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.
For more information, call or text Eileen C. Davis at (562) 212-9265.
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.
Learn how to avoid new scams
Retired Seal Beach Police Detective Rick Paap will talk to the Sunshine Club about Internet and phone fraud on Friday, July 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2 at 10 a.m.
Paap is a retired 27-year veteran of the Seal Beach Police Department. He currently works with Talon Executive Protection in the fraud department. Talon is based out of Orange County and is owned by Ron Williams, who is a retired Secret Service agent.
Paap is a regular speaker each year at the Sunshine Club and looks forward to providing beneficial information to protect active seniors from being victimized by scams.
All residents are welcome to join the meeting. The club does not require membership fees to join and accepts people of all politics and religions.
The Sunshine Club will host GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick on Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. In order to accommodate large attendance, it will be held in Clubhouse 4 from 10-11a.m.
The club asks everyone to arrive on time, with doors closing at 10 a.m.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
George and Peggy Tous of Mutual 1 were happy to help neighbors Seon Cho and his wife, Jane, whose car was constantly covered with bird droppings. The Tous are shown here installing spikes to deter the birds. Cho and his wife are very grateful for their neighbors’ good deed.
The Korean American Classical Music Association will meet today, July 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. The club had previously been dark for summer vacation.
Violet celebrates 99 years with friends and family
Nearly 40 guests attended Violet Schwabenland’s 99th birthday party in Mutual 6 on July 1. The party included a barbecue, concert and games. While all four teams were close in score, Team Pink pulled ahead decisively with the fastest time on the martini relay. The relay required team members to carry an oversized martini glass to their other team members while gripping a balloon between their knees. The winners waddled to victory without spilling the “martini” or dropping the balloon.
Team Yellow performed a perfect, penalty-free score on the relay, choosing to distinguish themselves with quality over speed. Evelyn Scherber of Mutual 8 produced a near perfect score for Team Blue in the putting competition, and Team Purple brought in the highest score on the corn hole toss.
Peter Hyon’s beautiful baritone accompanied the Lemon Tart Trio who were assisted by Terry Otte and Jim Long of Abilene for a fun-filled tribute to Violet.
Barbara Manuel celebrated her 80th birthday
Barbara Manuel’s neighbors, friends, family and former colleagues came together to help celebrate her 80th birthday on July 5. Over 50 people came through to wish Barbara well and celebrate her milestone birthday.
Many family members traveled from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Georgia, Arizona and California to be there for the special day. She also had the LW Hui O Hula Dancers perform.
Animal Care Services
Long Beach Animal Care Services provides animal control services to Seal Beach. To report coyote activities or other animal control issues, call the 24-hour animal services line, (562) 570-7387, or go online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report.
Remember to not engage and give space to wild animals, strays and any sick or aggressive looking animal you come across.
by Mary Larson
LW Democrats should be aware that their club meetings will take place on a new date and time, beginning immediately. The first meeting under this new schedule will be on the fourth Wednesday of the month, July 27, at 1 p.m.
This will be an in-person meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, if technical problems can be resolved before July 27. The meeting will also be accessible via Zoom. The goal of the club’s board is to provide an opportunity for all members to participate, those who feel comfortable meeting face-to-face indoors as well as for those who don’t.
Detailed information about this first hybrid meeting, as well as the Zoom login information, will be emailed to subscribers of the club’s newsletter. It will also be posted on the club’s website. Members can call (562) 412-0898 with questions concerning the meeting.
The speaker for the next meeting will be Mariann Klinger. Her presentation is titled “Patriarchal Power Grab: Still Alive and Thriving” and will center around issues of concern to Leisure World Democrats and supporters. Of special interest to members will be California’s response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Klinger is a resident in Leisure World and a member of the Democratic Club. She spent many years as a reporter on a number of Northern California newspapers. During that period, she gained the reputation for always reporting the truth. She is currently serving as District 5 representative on the Seal Beach Planning Commission.
A proposed “School Choice” initiative designed to be voted on in the fall has failed to get enough signatures to qualify for the November General Election. This initiative would have created an annual $14,000 per student Education Savings Account for all parents of children enrolled in private or religious schools, regardless of the family’s income. Funding for the proposed initiative would have had to come from California’s General Fund and property taxes. There will be seven other state-wide propositions on the November ballot.
Weather permitting, the SBLW Democratic Club’s Information and Hospitality Booth will be open in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. The booth will be open on both Tuesdays and Thursdays during October.
For more in-depth reporting about plans for the upcoming General Election, as well as information about the club’s programs for the coming months, LW Democrats and no preferred party supporters can subscribe to the club’s newsletter.
This electronic newsletter is published twice a month. There is no charge for subscribing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521. People are asked to include their full name, address and phone number, as well as party affiliation when signing up.
by Brian Harmon
The LW Republican Club has traditionally tried to focus on basic principles as they apply today. These include the following:
1. Constitution—original intent
2. Equal rights for everyone
3. Stable and growing economy
4. Fiscally responsible government
5. Support for law enforcement
6. Secure borders
7. Foreign policy based on America first
8. A strong military
9. Quality education
Although it is not always possible to determine the particular views of those who ratified the Constitution, it often is possible. For example, the constitution specifically gives Congress the power to build roads but does not mention airports. However, the founders clearly did not intend to prohibit Congress from funding the building of airports.
A stable and growing economy means a low inflation rate and a low unemployment rate. History shows that the economy always moves up and down in cycles. Economic policy can, however, reduce the severity of these cycles by preventing inflation from getting out of control and resorting to expansionary policies only when unemployment is too high. Expansionary policies include decreasing taxes and increasing government spending, plus having the Federal Reserve increase the money supply to lower interest rates.
Long term, a growing economy also requires a free enterprise for a capitalistic system.
Having a stable economy requires fiscal responsibility. Fiscal responsibility means restraining government spending to keep inflation under control through conservative fiscal and monetary policy.
Support for law enforcement does not mean looking the other way when police officers commit criminal acts against civilians, however law enforcement does need the financial and moral support of the population in order to protect the public.
The idea of secure borders means enforcing the laws regarding immigration, to control the number of people coming into the country.
America First means promoting America’s interest throughout the world. It can mean preventing strong, aggressive countries like Russia and China from attacking and taking over other countries. It also means attacking terrorist groups or anyone else who threatens America, no matter where they are.
Protecting America requires having a strong military.
Quality education means having standard requirements for students and teachers, and teaching knowledge rather than political propaganda. It also requires putting the interests of parents and students above those of public employee unions.
The pro-life position of the club is to seek policies that reduce the number of abortions. Some members believe that all abortions should be prohibited.
The information and hospitality booth will resume full operation in August. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month.
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One month shy of 100 years old, 20-year Leisure World resident Seena Friedland of Mutual 4 passed peacefully on June 23.
As an active member of the Leisure World community, Seena enjoyed playing bingo and Mahjong and was very close with her family members who also lived in Leisure World (at one point, there were 11 family members).
Even though Seena never had kids, she had 13 nieces and nephews in her life, three of whom are still living in Leisure World: Randy Miller, Shari Young and David Friedland, plus Marsha McRae, her brother’s only child.
Seena always looked forward to family get-togethers. Mere weeks before she passed away, she attended a family party where her grand-nephew Jered “interviewed” her about her early life living in New York City. Still sharp as a tack, she recounted being born and raised in New York and even described watching the George Washington bridge being built as she walked to school each day. When asked what she did for fun, Seena reminisced about selling war bonds in posh Manhattan restaurants (which she said, she did very well).
Seena drove her car well into her 90s, and never spent a single night in a hospital in her 99 years.
In addition to her being active in non-profit organizations such as the City of Hope, Hadassah and the Jewish Federation, Seena worked at Temple Beth Shalom for 35 years as its executive director.
She loved all the glitter in life, and she wore it well!
May she rest in peace.
Terry Humphrey was a longtime Leisure World Resident. She was active in the church, and enjoyed singing and dancing, and was involved in many clubs.
Services will be held in Leisure World at First Christian Church on Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. A celebration of life will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.
Robert L. Lynch
On July 13, Robert L. Lynch passed away peacefully at the age of 103. Bob will always be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Aug. 29, 1918, and was the only son of Charles and Nellie Lynch. His two sisters, Dorothy and Lillian, are both deceased.
Bob married Rosalie on Aug. 31, 1941, and they had two daughters, Rita Farnsworth and Patricia Hamm. Their family grew and included four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, including a set of triplets.
Bob loved to travel and be with his family, especially for the holidays and special family events and celebrations. He was also known as the best “cheerleader” for anything his family was involved in.
Services have been scheduled starting on Thursday, July 28, at Luyben Dilday Mortuary in Long Beach for the Visitation and Rosary from 4-8 p.m. The Rosary will be at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, July 29, at Holy Family Church, Leisure World, at 10 a.m. The Internment and luncheon for all will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Long Beach.
Maria Gloria Navarro de Barragan 74
Roy Herweck 78
Benjamin Spann 69
Rosalie Barker 95
Willie Shimabukuro 88
Robert MacDonald 64
Virginia Doonan 81
Elizabeth Sack 82
Scott Bryan 59
Iantha Armstead 75
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Arts & Leisure
Leisure World malihini and newcomer Vinda Batoosingh celebrated his 65th birthday with his family, friends, fellow Mutual 12 residents and pickleball buddies in style with a band and barbecue feast at Clubhouse 3. His neighbor, Jojo Weingart, surprised him with her hula family, dancing to Beatles’ “Birthday.” Hui O Hula is gearing up to celebrate the grand opening of Park View Assisted Living and Memory Care in Fountain Valley. Popular Hawaiian musicians Gerri Kuhia and Carole White will join the dancers. Everyone is welcome to give Hawaiian hula a try on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 and Thursdays at Veterans Plaza; both classes start at 1 p.m. Beginners are welcome on Tuesdays during the first hour. The Leisure World community welcomes Vinda, pictured with granddaughter Rowynn (l-r), daughter Hannah Gilbreth, wife, Laurie “Lolo,” and daughter Lindsey Batoosingh.
2022 Amphitheater Movies
Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater began June 24. Movies are being shown on Friday nights through Sept. 16. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Minibus service will be available to take people home after the show.
The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
• Aug. 5: Ghostbusters: Afterlife
When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.
PG-13 | 2h 4min | adventure-comedy | 2021 |
• Aug. 19: Dog
Sponsor: Sandra Teel Medicare Insurance; Community Legal Aid SoCal
With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.
PG-13 | 1h 41min | comedy-drama | 2022 |
• Sept. 2: Respect
Sponsors: Optum and SCAN
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career—from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom—it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
PG-13 | 2h 25min | musical-drama | 2021 |
• Sept. 16: Cyrano
Sponsors: Optum and SCAN
Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles everyone with his ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay. However, he’s convinced his appearance renders him unworthy of the affections of the luminous Roxanne, a devoted friend who’s in love with someone else.
PG-13 | 2h 4min | drama-melodrama | 2021 |
The Cribbage Club meets on Tuesday at noon and welcomes more players, who should arrive by noon to be assured of a place at a table.
Last week, members were treated to cake and ice cream in a late birthday celebration for Bobbie Straley. Carrie Kistner and Candy Meyers served.
Hoppy Hopkins took first place with a score of 846. Mary Holden and Don Kramer tied for second place, with a score of 839. Donna Gorman came in third at 837. Gene Smith with a score of 836 was fourth. Kent Davidson and Alma Zamzow each had six games of 121. Susan Frank had no wins.
The club has lessons for beginners and those who to to brush up on the game. Partners are not required. Everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. Dues for the year are $5 with a $1 weekly contribution at the playing table.
To join, call Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885, and leave your name and number. He will arrange for lessons.
Elizabeth Butterfield sang “Poor Little Fool,” a popular Ricky Nelson hit, on the Community Karaoke stage last week. The audience is made up of neighbors and friends, who come out to applaud the club entertainers.
Rob Illingsworth sang a mellow “Let Me Be There,” and Kyung Ju, sang a charming “When I Dream.” Tino Tupas, Gerry Tagalao, Vilma Lina, Margie Stewart, Tony Tupas and Anna Le offered a variety of smooth ballads.
Changing the tempo to engage the audience were Ren Villaneauva with “Tiny Bubbles”; Vito Villamor, “Jambalaya”; Bob Barnum, “It’s Alright”; Wayne Urban, “Old Dogs”; Richard Yokomi, “Let Your Love Flow”; Julie Nulad, “Make the World Go Away”; Vinny Correnti,“Yellow Ribbon”; Don Hamasaki, “Green Green Grass”; and Sheri Vanek, “I Really Don’t Want to Know.” Ellen Brannigan and Rick Riley sang “Sweet Caroline” as a duet.
Everyone is welcome each Wednesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.
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 this month. 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.
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.
Let the Good Times Roll
Let the Good Times Roll will host a Doo-wop show on Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The theme is “Sounds of the 70s” and it will feature rock ‘n’ roll and disco, including the music of artists from the Carpenters to Tony Orlando and songs such as “Bad Moon Rising,” “You’re the One that I Want” and “Dancing Queen.”
Club perfromers include Irene Chapnick, Vinny Correnti, Josie Del Pino, Lu DeSantis, Martha Destra, Ric Dizon, Carmen Edwards, Claudio Gonzalez, Erika Greenwood, Jackie Hildebrant, Susan Kelleghan and newcomers Rob Illingworth and Ed Jablonski. Destra will entertain with comedy skits, and Ben Berg will be at the piano.
The show is free; bring drinks and snacks. Donations toward replacement and upgrade of the equipment are appreciated.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first and any answer by back the white’s third move is checkmate.
Solution to this week’s puzzle is first move Rg5. The white Rook moves to g5, black King to f7, white Queen to h7, black King f8, the next move by white is check mate.
The Chess club meets on Fridays from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.
The Leisure World Orchestra will present its first outdoor concert at Veterans Plaza at 11 a.m. on July 29, as part of Life Options Expo, located between Clubhouse 3 and the LW library. Come early to get a good seat under the canopy.
The orchestra now has over 40 players and hopes to continue to grow under the direction of Samuel Kim, the new conductor.
Selections include Haydn’s Surprise Symphony; Hallelujah Chorus, Handel; “Sound of Music,” Richard Rodgers; “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Bach; Finlandia, Sibelius; and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Admission is free.
The LWSO rehearses Tuesday in the Amphitheater at 1 p.m. For more information on joining, contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or email@example.com.
The Leisure World Duplicate Bridge Club play starts at 12:30 p.m on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Clubhouse 1. Players should arrive no later than noon to confirm their reservations. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets or contact Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 or firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10 a.m. on game day.
North/south winners in the five-table game on July 4 were Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz with a 63% game; east/west winners were Judy Jones and Al Appel with a 59% game.
Overall winners in a four-table Howell game on July 7 were Sibyl Smith and Al Appel with a 61.31% game; second were Jeanette Estill and Mike Ullman with a 57.74% game.
In a seven-table game on July 8, north/south winners were Sibyl Smith and Al Appel with a 64.29% game; east/west winners were Jeanette Estill and Melanie Smith with a 60.71% game.
With a 60.12% game, Sibyl Smith and Al Appel were the overall winners in the four-table game on July 9.
North/south winners in the nine-table game on July 11 were Larry Topper and Marcia Lane with a 62.87% game, second were Linda and Dick Stein with a 55% game; east/west winners were Sharon Beran and Bud Parish with a 57.93% game; second were Judy Jones and Al Appel with a 57.74% game.
Basic bridge games partnered with more advanced players will begin on Saturdays. For more information, call Larry Slutsky at (562) 253-7119.
Women’s Club Games
Women’s Club Tabletop Games will be held on Friday, July 22, from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Games are usually played on the third Friday of the month.
Members and friends can bring their own or join any game they enjoy. People can also bring a lunch or snacks as lunch will not be served. The club will have coffee, tea and cocoa and sweet treats. Everyone is asked to donate $1 to support the Women’s Club philanthropies. In June, the club presented educational scholarships to two outstanding nursing students attending Goldenwest College.
For more information, contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240.
2022 Amphitheater Season
The 2022 Amphitheater music festival started 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).
The remaining schedule is:
• 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)
“Feel the Sunshine!” at the OC Fair
The annual OC Fair has opened on July 15 for a full 23-day run through Aug. 14. The theme is “Feel the Sunshine!” Advance admission purchase is required—no transaction fees—and daily capacity is limited; visit ocfair.com or download the OC Fair 2022 mobile app.
The fair will be open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekdays (Wednesday, Thursday) and 11 a.m.-midnight weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
General admission is $12 on weekdays (Wednesday, Thursday) and $14 general admission on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Tickets for seniors 60-plus and kids 6-12 are $7 all days.
Parking is $10 for cars and motorcycles, and $20 for buses and limos.
Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance with no fees on ocfair.com. Fairgoers should make sure to get tickets for special days and group adventures now, with limited capacity days could sell out (in 2021, 17 out of 23 days sold out).
Performances in Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena during fair-time include same-day Fair admission. Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit ocfair.com.
Unlimited ride carnival wristbands are back this year for $44 presale online through July 14 and $49 during the Fair. The one-day wristbands can be used Wednesdays and Thursdays, must be redeemed by 5 p.m. and include unlimited rides and two free games; guests can ride and play from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m.
Carnival ride and game tickets can also be bought online now and are $1.25 each. Tickets required for each ride range from two to 14 tickets and games require between two and eight tickets each. For more information on this year’s rides and games, visit ocfair.com.
What’s happening at the Fair?
There is lots of fun planned for every day with activities ranging from getting up close and personal with animals in the petting zoo to checking out exhibits, shopping and enjoying local groups performing on community stages.
Things To Do
• Fairgoers can meet the newest “Foodie” Sunny Lemon. This costumed character joins the ranks of the Foodies including Strawberry Jan, who joined the team last year. The Foodies are out at various times during the day and are happy to take photos with fairgoers.
• OC Fair competitions allow local residents to showcase their talents and guests can marvel at the blue-ribbon winners in categories like photography, fine art, woodworking, floral arrangements, table-setting, cake decorating and growing flowers, vegetables and fruit. Some entries are still open, visit ocfair.com for more information.
• For kids and families, Explorium returns to OC Promenade this year with special activities designed to help little ones learn about fun on the farm. The Magic of Frank Thurston will entertain there each day.
• At Centennial Farm, fairgoers can learn from OC Beekeepers, UCCE OC Master Gardeners, California Rare Fruit Growers and more. There are also milking demonstrations and produce and floral exhibits along with the farm’s resident animals and crops.
• The Action Sports Arena is back this year, starting with the OC Brew Hee Haw craft beer festival July 14-16 and then demolition derbies, monster trucks and speedway races will move in.
Things to See
• Hypnotist Mark Yuzuik and the Polynesian dance ensemble Tupua will perform nightly in Plaza Pacifica.
• More evening music will be coming from the shows in The Hangar, and fairgoers can enjoy the party in the Main Mall.
• Roving entertainers Dragon Knights Stilt Walkers, the Clown Patrol and Red Light Brass Band will be joined by a new group, Ellas, an all-female mariachi band that will be at the Fair only for a limited run.
• All-Alaskan Racing Pigs will be back in their track in Plaza Pacifica – fairgoers can cheer on their favorites as the little porkers cavort around the course.
• In the livestock area, there are more animals to teach and entertain. Displays include sheep, goats, llamas and urban livestock.
Things to Eat and Drink
The popular Taste of the Fair is back with sample-size food options for $4 on Thursdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The fair’s creative concessionaires are cooking up some typically outrageous fair food so guests will not be disappointed with the offerings every day.
• Fairgoers will enjoy their annual favorites, including classic funnel cakes, serious BBQ, deep-fried treats, cinnamon rolls, family-sized pizza, exotic floats, ice cream and everything on a stick. There are many options to share.
• The Courtyard, a fan favorite, will be serving award-winning OC Fair wines and a variety of others in a shady spot. There are also michelada stands, beer booths and frozen cocktails on offer.
Things to Hear
• Pacific Amphitheatre is home to amazing shows under the stars. Performances include comedians Trevor Noah and Jim Gaffigan, concerts by Counting Crows, CNCO, Boy George & Culture Club, Maxwell, Cole Swindell and Jackson Browne.
• In The Hangar, tribute bands LA Sound Machine, Twisted Gypsy, No Duh and Queen Nation join Mariachi sol de Mexico over the course of the Fair.
• Local entertainers take to community stages throughout the day and feature acoustic music, rock performances, country music, dance groups and more. This is great free family fun!
Tickets are available now for all shows at ticketmaster.com.
Tony Canfora won the final table poker tournament on July 8, beating Glenn Evenson with a pair of eights. This is Tony’s fourth final table win. His hobbies include poker and golf. Third to last place finishers were: Joyce Smith, Ken Reddy, Donna Hernandez, Lem Hall, and Bob Gass. Susan Dodson was the dealer. High hand was won by Mike Gass with quad 9s and second highest hand was won by Gary Snow with a full house of QQQ77. The promo hand of 9-3 was won by Susan Dodson.
The club plays a Texas Hold’em tournament on the first three Saturdays of the month in Clubhouse 6. Texas Hold’em lessons are offered at 11 a.m., and the game starts at noon. No late seating is permitted. Membership is $10 per year, and each game costs $5.
Weekend Night Dances
The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra, Leisure World’s own professional big band, plays regularly on the first and third Sunday evenings in Clubhouse 4.
Abilene will play country and rockabilly at Clubhouse 2 on Saturday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30.
• Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended.
• People cannot save tables and can bring their own snacks.
• People must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m. to permit adequate time to prepare the space for the next 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 custodians according to the instructions they have been given.
• Everyone should sign in as a resident or guest so GRF can gauge the popularities of bands.
Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m. The club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes.
The following are the winning scores from the game on July 7: Suzanne Parks, first place, 12,240; Nancy Wheeler, second, 11,930; Gene Smith, third, 11,620; and Charlotte Westcott, fourth, 11,530.
The following are the winning scores from the game on July 2: Curtis Rogers, first place, 11,190; Gayle Calden, second, 11,030; Irene Perkins, third, 10,940; and Don Walton, fourth, 9,760.
July 9 winners are: Marge Dodero, first place, 11,790; Maureen Hable, second, 11,050; Irene Perkins, third, 10,290; and Nancy Wheeler, fourth, 9,910.
The winners from July 11 game are: Chung He Scharschmidt, first, 12,230; Ruth Bonnema, second, 11,640; Suzanne Parks, third, 11,480; and Tony Dodero, fourth, 11,190.
Lessons to learn how to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Marilyn Allred at (562) 296-5248 or Marjorie Dodero at (562) 430-5828 for more information.
Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.
Monday Night Bunco
The winners from July 11 meeting of Leisure World’s Monday Bunco Club are: Nancy Floyd, most buncos; Cheryl Richerson, most wins; Rosann MacGregor, most babies; and Linda Payne, most losses; and Suzanne Oster, door prize winner.
The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. All LW residents and guests are welcome. There is a halftime social for all attending.
The next meeting is on July 25. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.
The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of 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.
The GRF Recreation Department is hosting a baseball bus trip to see the Texas Rangers vs. the Angels at Angels Stadium in Anaheim on July 29.
Game time is at 6:38 p.m. It will be Mike Trout tank top giveaway night, and the Angels will celebrate throwback uniform weekend with the team wearing retro garb.
The bus will depart Leisure World just after 4:45 p.m.
Tickets are $60 and include bus transportation to and from the game.
For more information and to sign up, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 324.
Saturday Social Bunco
The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting is on July 23 in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m., with play starting at 1:30.
The winners from the July 9 meeting are most buncos: tie between Mary Milhone, Diane Seeger and Sylvia Zavala; most wins: a tie between Marianne Matheis and Kathy Strople; most babies: Ron Holbrook; most losses: Susan Ralston; door prize: Jean Cochran.
For more information, call Doris Dack at (562) 356-0443.
Video Producers Club
The Producers Club is looking for an actor to be in its current murder mystery comedy, “Bombs Away,” directed by Toby Richman. Memorization is required. This is the club’s ninth annual production. It puts on a new play every year, pandemic excepted.
Don’t be daunted if you have no acting experience. Amateurs are welcome. For more information, call Toby Richman at (562) 598-5242 or Sam Jones at (562) 598-0880.
LW residents are invited to submit reviews of their favorite books for publication in the LW Weekly. Include your name and mutual and telephone numbers. The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows.
Email submissions to email@example.com.
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.
Seen any good movies lately? Read a great book? Attended a fantastic local theater production? LW residents are invited to submit reviews for publication in the LW Weekly. Include all pertinent information, such as author names, location information, movie ratings, etc.
Send reviews with your name, Mutual and telephone numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. All reviews are subject to editing for content and clarity and will run as space allows.
Mini Farm Club
The Mini Farm Club will meet at 2 p.m. today, 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.
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JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12/2023
LW DECOR INC.
Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Fans/Light-Fixtures/Entry-Doors/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New Windows. Exp 8/17
40+/Years in LW
Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336. Exp 9/14
Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257. Exp 8/24
562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.
Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262. Exp 8/17
Bel-Rich Painting. Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. 7/27
Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint, specialty-finishes, cabinets, murals and MORE! License 1033927. Exp 8/04
CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. Exp 8/10
SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B. Exp 1/04/2023
UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194. Exp 9/14
562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Roll-Up Shades/Custom Drapes/New Sound Suppression Windows. Exp 8/17
WANT CLEAN WINDOWS?
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
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. SEAL BEACH BUSINESS LICENSE AB0001. Exp 10/12
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859
WESTMINSTER Memorial Park. Garden of Remembrance. 1-Plot/$4,500. Seller will pay transfer-fee. Call between10:00am-2:00pm ONLY. 714-222-6741.
Part-Time/Seasonal Candy Maker for Seal Beach Toffee Company. NO-Experience-Necessary Exp 8/10. Business License 1605736. Email email@example.com
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands. 949-899-7770. Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. Exp 9/14
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 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
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
Experienced housekeeper providing weekly and monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License
HEL0006. Exp 9/14
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. SEAL BEACH BUSINESS LICENSE AB0001. Exp 10/12
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License GRA0006. 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
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
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release -of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote. Exp 8/03
Wanted reasonable condition mid-size/Sedan for my grandson. Will pay cashier’s-check $5,000 over mid-range Blue-Book. Honda/Toyota preferable. 2008-or-Later. Alison/(562)-431-4916.
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. Exp 1/04/2023
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 Exp 8/03
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 8/17
A PERSONAL DRIVER IS WITHIN YOUR REACH! Transportation for Airport Travelers, Medical-Patients. Call James/562-537-1298. Exp 7/27
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. Exp 9/28
2000 4-door Lincoln Cartier in Excellent Condition. 78,000 miles. Call 1-562-594-6631. Exp 8/03
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL-AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan. Exp 8/10
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
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 10/12
Paying up to $200 for 2 original wood sliding closet-doors with/hardware. Can remove if needed. John/626-840-4241. Exp 8/17
Looking for Used Tricycle with 20-inch wheels. 562-493-1702
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Saxaphone 1971 Selmer Mark-VI Tenor. Good condition, needs pads. Appraised $5,000. Mutual-2/Apartment-48D.
2-Couches. 1-chocolate brown leather Recliner 81-inches. 1-Kimbell Sand Fabric “Living-Spaces” 81-inches. Both Excellent condition, Like-New. Call/562-380-9243
Patio Sale. Friday/July-22nd (8:30am-1:00pm) 13350 Del Monte/ Mutual-15/Apartment-6C. Lots of Quilting, Sewing-Supplies, Knitting-Needles, Lots of Items for Small-Dogs, Flower-Pots & More!
Estate Sale. 13311 Twin Hills/Mutual-12/Apartment-55B. Thursday/July-21st, 9:00am-2:00pm. Hobby supplies galore, tons of holiday decorations, glass/wood coffee table, La-Z-Boy floral sofa, plaid loveseat, 3 brown rocker/recliners, sectional sofa, entertainment cabinet, Bose radio/CD player, vinyl record albums, king size bamboo accents. Storybook ladies sweaters and clothes size L/XL, fashion jewelry, kitchenware. Freezer Idylis chest frost-free $150, Television 40” Sharpe flat-screen $75. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 Seal Beach license GDD0001 PO Box Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at Marketplace Facebook. Come by and say hi.
LEISURE WORLD CARPORT WANTED
Looking for carport in Mutual-12. Contact Steve at 626-678-5226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LEISURE WORLD Storage WANTED
Looking for carport STORAGE ONLY near Mutual-3. Contact Danny 714-356-7056.
Cabinet with/4-adjustable shelves, glass-front. Height=48-1/2”, Depth=16-3/4”, Width=19-1/4”. Storage for books/records/LPs/Knick-Knacks/Etc. You-pick-up 310-429-6736.