LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 09-28-23


GRF Board approves $24M budget for 2024

by Ruth Osborn


The Golden Rain Foundation Board of Directors on Sept. 20 approved a $24 million spending plan for 2024. The budget includes a 10-percent increase, to $20.02, in GRF assessments per apartment per month. That brings the total 2024 assessment to $213.25 per apartment per month. 

Other cost recovery totaling $89.81 per month is channeled from escrow and amenity fees, sponsorships, and advertising in the LW Weekly and GRF special publications, rental income and SRO labor recovery.

The budget is comprised of a reserve fund, a capital fund and an operating account. Prior to voting, the GRF Board listened to a staff overview of the budget with highlights as follows:

Reserve Fund

Reserve funds are monies that the Golden Rain Foundation collects to defray costs of future maintenance, replacement or repair of major assets. The GRF is required to maintain the fund in accordance with applicable law. In July, the reserve fund had a balance of $11.3 million. The recommended 2024 annual contribution is $2.74 million, which would place the risk of a special assessment at the top of the medium range, according to a reserve study completed in August. 

The budget was passed with an annual contribution of $2.53 million, which is $216,600 less than recommended. At this funding level, reserves remain at medium risk until 2028. “Over the years, we’ve been pushing things down the road so we can keep these costs down,” said GRF Corporate Secretary Carol Levine, who represents Mutual 10. “So, if we keep pushing these things down the road, in the long run, won’t it cost more to do these projects?” she asked.

“Most likely, yes,” replied GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgewick. 

GRF Director Maureen Habel representing Mutual 3 agreed: “There is a risk in pushing things down the road. . . this year, the physical structure of LW is eligible for Social Security. In three years from now, it will be on Medicare. We are residents of an aging entity.”

Capital Funding and Projects

The capital improvement fund is not technically reserves but it is clearly earmarked by internal GRF Policy 40-5340-1 to cover the cost of expenditures for new projects.

Amenity fees, which are influenced by the real estate market, are the only source of funding for capital improvement projects. The proposed budget was passed with 90% going to reserves and 10%, or about $250,000, to capital projects. In 2023, all amenity fees went to the reserve fund. 

A capital spending plan is required by civil code to provide dedicated projects for capital fund. The plan loosely prioritizes allocations for specific community projects.

“It’s a fluid and living document and will change as boards change, but it is a starting point,” GRF Senior Director of Member Services Mallorie Hall said.

The Administration Committee recommended such a spending plan at its last meeting, and the proposal was approved by the GRF Board Sept. 26. The spending plan includes community gardens (formerly the Minifarms), EV charging stations as GRF converts its fleet from gas to electric, building access with staff key cards and turning GRF ID into an access card; traffic flow, a cafe and extended patio in Clubhouse 6, flex space in Clubhouse 2 and generators, among other items.

Employee Salary and Benefits

Employee salary and benefits is historically the largest budget item in GRF spending plans. 

“It costs money to recruit and train people. We want to GRF Corporate Secretary Carol Levine, who represents Mutual 10. “So, if we keep pushing these things down the road, in the long run, won’t it cost more to do these projects?” she asked.

“Most likely, yes,” replied GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgewick.  

GRF Director Maureen Habel representing Mutual 3 agreed: “There is a risk in pushing things down the road. . . this year, the physical structure of LW is eligible for Social Security. In three years from now, it will be on Medicare. We are residents of an aging entity.”

Capital Funding and Projects

The capital improvement fund is not technically reserves but it is clearly earmarked by internal GRF Policy 40-5340-1 to cover the cost of expenditures for new projects.

Amenity fees, which are influenced by the real estate market, are the only source of funding for capital improvement projects. The proposed budget was passed with 90% going to reserves and 10%, or about $250,000, to capital projects. In 2023, all amenity fees went to the reserve fund. 

A capital spending plan, or strategic spending outline, is required by civil code to provide spending priorities for capital funds. The plan loosely prioritizes allocations for specific community projects.

“It’s a fluid and living document and will change as boards change, but it is a starting point,” GRF Senior Director of Member Services Mallorie Hall said.

The Administration Committee recommended the strategic spending outline at its last meeting. The proposal will be discussed at the Oct. 24 GRF Board meeting. The spending outline includes community gardens (formerly the Minifarms), EV charging stations as GRF converts its fleet from gas to electric, building access with staff key cards and turning GRF ID into an access card; traffic flow, a cafe and extended patio in Clubhouse 6, flex space in Clubhouse 2 and bocce ball court improvements, among other items.

Employee Salary and Benefits

Employee salary and benefits is historically the largest budget item in GRF spending plans.  “It costs money to recruit and train people. We want to attract and retain quality employees,” Hall said.

The GRF currently employs 195 employees, according to Human Resources Senior Director LeAnn Dillman, who added the GRF has never been fully staffed at 206, with most open positions historically in Security and Transportation, specifically bus drivers. 

Staffing in general, and particularly during the COVID-19 shutdowns, is fluid and ever-changing. In recent years, GRF was also hampered by below-market-rate salaries and found itself training staff, who then left for more lucrative opportunities. Pay grade adjustments and last year’s 5% salary increase companywide has helped ease staffing shortages. 

The 2024 budget includes a merit pool, from which exemplary employees receive salary increases, and a 2% cost-of-living bump for all staff.  Increased salaries and competitive benefits have already helped stabilize the GRF workforce and led to elevated customer service and smoother operations. Open positions are posted at lwsb.com. 

GRF senior staff is working to mitigate rising labor costs by keeping costs low in other areas. For example, it is committed to phasing out costly temporary labor in favor of direct hires and has been closely monitoring insurance and benefits costs. 

Group dental, vision, medical insurance rates were way down this year as the company transitioned to MetLife, which offered a significant decrease in premiums, Dillman said. GRF Director Susan Jacquelin noted the decrease, remarking, “That shows that everyone is watching these costs.” 

Other Factors Influencing Assessment Hikes

Prices are up in every sector of business, including the GRF. The 2024 budget reflects this with increases in liability insurance rates, contracted labor, audit fees, janitorial and landscape contracts, utilities, hospitality costs, such as water service, coffee, tea, etc., throughout the clubhouses and staff buildings; election expenses, which includes periodic mailout costs related to bylaw amendments and budgets for the GRF and Mutuals; cybersecurity and computer maintenance, and mobile device management so all devices can be unlocked, accessed and reset as staff changes, among many other expenses.

“I want to really thank the committee members, the board of directors and the staff for all the amazing work you have done on the budget,” said GRF Director Susan Hopewell, representing Mutual 6. “I was concerned there was going to be a 20% percent increase (in assessments) and that is down to 10 percent. I thank you all for the hard work that you’ve done.” 

Her sentiments were echoed by GRF President Marsha Gerber who emphasized during the meeting how available GRF staffers were to answer questions and give explanations during the weeks leading up to finalizing the budget.

“Thank you to everyone for making this happen,” she said, “especially to Mallorie and Jessica. I know you worked every day on this.”

To learn more about the budget, residents can view the special meeting held Sept. 20 at lwsb.com. GRF staff gave a comprehensive overview of the budget and answered questions posed by GRF directors. The meeting livestream will be available for about 30 days.



RFID tags

The RFID tag distribution on Thursday, Sept. 28, for Mutual 3 will be held on Nassau Drive outside of the 1.8-acre site due to a scheduled Southern California Edison pole replacement. The 1.8-acre site will be closed to all residents on Sept. 28. 

Residents will still enter the line for tags on Oak Hill Drive, and exit on Nassau towards Brookline Road. See page 3.



Tickets to Sawdust Art Festival and 

‘The Nutracker’

Tickets for the Winter Sawdust Festival and The Nutracker will go on sale at the Recreation Department on Monday, Oct. 2. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Recreation Office, located in Building 5. See page 19.



GRF All-Department Town Hall

There will be a GRF All-Department Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Directors will give updates and residents are encouraged to ask questions during the public forum.



Free COVID tests

People can get four free COVID-19 rapid test kits delivered directly to their home. See page 11.



Flu clinic at HCC

Optum will host a flu clinic on Friday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. See page 10.



LWer protects small pet with anti-coyote safety measures

The GRF Security Department’s recently-implemented coyote traps aren’t the only way that residents can protect their pets from coyotes. 

A few weeks ago, Mutual 6 resident Jovanka Raradivojevic outfitted her dog Lola with an anti-coyote vest, which deters coyote attacks with spikes adhered to a velcro strip. When she walks her dog, Radivojevic also carries an empty soda can full of coins, which she uses to make a loud noise when she sees a coyote. She said she’s recently seen up to three coyotes a day during her long daily walks in the community. 

On Sept. 19, All City Animal Trapping set up three coyote traps at various locations in Leisure World.

The traps are humane cages, baited with chicken wings. A licensed professional will handle the removal of traps and coyotes. 

If residents see a coyote, they should engage in hazing, a method that makes use of deterrents to move an animal out of an area or discourage an undesirable behavior or activity. For coyotes, this means yelling and waving your arms while approaching the animal, making loud noises, throwing small projectiles like rocks or sticks at the animal, or spraying water at the coyote if possible. 

To effectively haze the animals, continue these actions until they have left the area.



Paving on St. Andrews Drive

nearly done, reopen to traffic

The 2023 GRF Paving Project will continue with the paving and slurry of five more streets, including Glenview, Twin Hills Drive, South Fairfield Lane, Fresh Meadow Lane and Kenwood Road. St. Andrews Drive is 95% complete and open to through traffic. Pedestrians and drivers should proceed with caution and adhere to traffic controls on and near streets that are being paved.



Starting in 2024, people must have RFID tag or LW ID to enter

The GRF Security Department has distributed hundreds of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags at the 1.8-acre site in its quest to make sure every person with a valid Leisure World ID has one registered vehicle. The initial roll out will run from September to October.

It is important to note that after Jan. 1, 2024, people will not be able to use decals to gain entry into the community. People must have an RFID tag on their vehicle or show a valid Leisure World ID to enter. Without one of these two forms of identification, people will be required to pull over and wait for GRF Security staff to verify their identity, which may cause a noticeable delay. 

Decals are still important, as they are used by the Mutuals to ensure that people are authorized to park in carports.

With the RFID tagging process now underway, Security reports short wait times as residents queue up at the 1.8-acre site in accordance with a Mutual-by-Mutual schedule (see page 22) to get a tag placed on a front headlight.

The first hour of distribution is often the busiest, Security personnel report. People who arrive later in the day can anticipate shorter wait times and expedient service. 

RFID tags are part of Leisure World’s new gate access system that will significantly heighten security in LW. 

Security Director Victor Rocha emphasized that RFID tags are the best and most efficient way of verifying who is entering the community. 

In the case of rain on a Mutual’s distribution date, Security will close operations for that day because moisture impedes the adhesion of RFID tags on headlights. Therefore, rained-out Mutuals will be accommodated during the make-up week starting Oct. 30.

The RFID tag distribution is one tag per one LW ID card. Tags for additional vehicles, golf carts, etc. will be issued at a later date. If multiple vehicles are issued for one LW ID at this time, the second and all subsequent vehicles will not be entered or activated.

Here are some quick facts to make the distribution process an easy one for all residents:

Who can receive an RFID tag?

Any person who possesses a valid Leisure World Identification Card may receive one RFID tag for one vehicle with a valid GRF decal without charge. To receive an RFID tag, people must have a valid Leisure World decal on their vehicle.

Decals are available at the Decal Office next to the Café in Building 5. The Decal Office is open Tuesday-Saturday,  8 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed noon-12:30 p.m.).

To receive a decal, people must have the following: (1) valid state issued driver’s license, (2) valid vehicle registration, (3) valid vehicle insurance, (4) valid GRF Identification Card.

Where do I pick up my RFID tag?

People can pick up their RFID tags at the 1.8-acre site, located in the northwest corner of the community in Mutual 9 (formally known as the “mini-farms”).

When do I pick up my RFID tag?

Residents of each Mutual and building have been assigned a date to pick up their RFID tags. 

The hours of distribution will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Cars may not line up earlier than 8:15a.m. on Oak Hills Drive.

Before entering the 1.8-Acre site, Security will verify all four documents (valid license, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance and GRF Identification Card). Upon entering 1.8 Acre site, people will complete a form to list the four permanent guests they want on their account. 

In addition, people will need to provide a password for their account (the password may be any type of name or object or set of numbers).

Distribution Calendar

To ensure the RFID tag issuance is completed in an efficient manner, Security is distributing RFID tags by Mutual.

If people miss their assigned day for any reason (illness, vacation, etc.), there will be an opportunity to obtain an RFID tag on a make-up day. Be advised that the make-up day will be after regular distribution of all RFID tags are made, so issuance of the RFID tag will be during the last week of October.

The Security Department will be distributing over 10,000 RFID tags. The process will take nearly two months to complete. 

Therefore, Security cannot offer any specific day or timed reservations for RFID distribution, nor can Security accommodate any special requests. Any residents in line for a tag on a day that they have not been assigned will not receive an RFID tag.

 Distribution Dates:

Mutual 3

• Buildings 8-24: Sept. 28

• Buildings 25-36: Sept. 29

Mutual 4

• Buildings 37-42: Sept. 29

• Buildings 43-59: Sept. 30

• Buildings 60-76: Oct. 2

• Buildings 77-89: Oct. 3

Mutual 5

• Buildings 69-72 and 90-97: Oct. 3

• Buildings 98-114: Oct. 4

• Buildings 115-126: Oct. 5

Mutual 6

• Buildings 53-57: Oct. 5

• Buildings 58-68 and 127-131: Oct. 6

• Buildings 132-144: Oct. 7

Mutual 7

• Buildings 145-149: Oct. 7

• Buildings 150-166: Oct. 9

• Buildings 167-176: Oct. 10

Mutual 8

• Buildings 177-183: Oct. 10

• Buildings 184-200: Oct. 11

• Buildings 201-205: Oct. 12

Mutual 9

• Buildings 206-216: Oct. 12

• Buildings 217-233: Oct. 13

• Buildings 234-237: Oct. 14

Mutual 10

• Buildings 238-250: Oct. 14

• Buildings 251-260: Oct. 16

Mutual 11

• Buildings 261-267: Oct. 16

• Buildings 268-286: Oct. 17

Mutual 12

• Buildings 6-11 and 34-45: Oct. 19

• Buildings 46-47 and 55-67: Oct. 20

• Buildings 68-78: Oct. 21

Mutual 14

• Buildings 1-5: Oct. 21

• Buildings 12-30: Oct. 23

• Buildings 31-33 and 48-54: Oct. 24

Mutual 15

• Buildings 1-11: Oct. 25

• Buildings 12-23: Oct. 26

• Buildings 24-35: Oct. 27

• Buildings 36-48: Oct. 28

Make Up Days

Make up days for those who missed their assigned pick-up date will be held Oct. 30-Nov. 4.



Learn basic radio do’s and don’ts

Are you an ex-HAM or C.B. or family radio services operator? Were you attracted to using radio communications like walkie talkies or two cans and a string when growing up? If so, this training is for you. 

A Family Radio Services training will be provided by Marty Williams on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Learning Center. Those without radios will be provided one for training. 

Family Radio Services communications volunteers can help in the case of an emergency  in Leisure World. 

The training will cover basic functions for radio usage; Leisure World call-in communications protocol; battery care and maintenance; the do’s and don’ts of radio communications; and outdoor practice.

There is limited seating, so this event is first come, first served.




This is regarding the front page article in the Sept. 21 issue of LW Weekly, headlined “Three coyote traps set in LW.”

The article states that GRF is paying a company to set coyote traps “…due to a large number of sightings and unverified reports of coyotes threatening unleashed dogs….” in LW. 

My concern is, why are we taking action to protect unleashed dogs when Mutual rules don’t allow for unleashed dogs?

Mike Stabile

Mutual 1

Editor’s Note: Traps are only being placed on Trust property.


I have an answer in response to Andrea Matteucci’s enjoyable letter to the editor (Sept. 21) about about nutty squirrels scraping the metal off chairs:

To Andrea, the GRF cashier,

Whose questions on squirrels brought me good cheer.

The teeth of squirrels constantly grow,

So, they must gnaw objects both high and low.

In much the same way, once in a while,

A woman must her fingernails file.

But, while squirrels have reasons, they’re still nuts.

I say that with no ifs, ands or buts. 

Dave Crandall

Mutual 10


Your story in the Sept. 21 issue, similar to previous accounts of RFID tags, finally causes me to ask a few questions to try to understand the real reason for the change in entry policy.

The assertion that “. . . the new gate access system will significantly heighten security in LW” seems to me to assure solutions of problems not clearly existing but, if present, exit-regulated, not address-able at entry. The Security report in the same issue shows five thefts, none of which could be prevented by RFID.

Security breaches that I do recall have involved ladders and cutting torches, and golf carts, scooters and bicycles, etc., being stolen and ridden off or (stowed) in vans or car trunks. RFID will not “heighten” that security.

What I do see coming with RFID is much more hassle and cost for our family, who has visited us for many years using the four guest passes, which worked perfectly.

And I cannot imagine what the reasoning would be in deciding that in the event of an RFID malfunction, our decal, which must be kept current, won’t let us in!

Are other retirement communities installing or already operating comparable gate systems? And how much has the RFID project added to the GRF assessment?

Lee Hoyt

Mutual 11

Editor’s Note: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags are being distributed in LW to augment vehicle access control. RFID tags have revolutionized the way vehicles are identified, tracked and managed, and many gated communities are using RFID technology. Specific HOA numbers are unavailable, but industry forecasts show a market value of $14 billion in 2023, up from $12.8 billion in 2022 (which includes RFID components of all sorts, including cards,  fobs and tags, as well as scanners and software). The RFID project was paid for through capital funds; therefore, the assessments were not directly affected. Paper guest passes are being phased out in favor of digital guest entry, or people can call in guests as they always have. Decals will be used by Mutuals only to track parking as they cannot cannot trigger the barrier arms that are installed at all gates.


GRF Recreation Column—Insurance Review Fees

by Kathy Thayer

GRF recreation manager

Recently, the Recreation Department was tasked with notifying clubs that all independent contractors operating in LWSB are required to pay an insurance review fee. 

That includes paid instructors working for clubs, according to GRF Policy 60-5504-1, which was passed in January.

Recreation maintains records on all paid instructors who are required to provide a business license, liability insurance, credentials in their discipline and a waiver of liability declaration. 

Tracking, reviewing and renewing these documents takes significant staff time, and the review fee is designed to offset this. 

While it is understandable that some LW members may take exception to this policy, cost recovery from contractors who make a living using GRF facilities with no overhead of their own is not unusual nor punitive. The wear-and-tear on GRF equipment, exclusive use of space on a regular basis, and staff and custodial time were also considered in levying this fee.

After consideration, the GRF Administrative Committee  recommended the policy be sent to a work study. According to a report by the Recreation Department to that committee as well as the Member Services Committee:

• Every professional instructor (independent contractor) has paid the fee to date as they recognize this is a cost of doing business and common in their industry.

• Several instructors teach multiple classes here weekly, charging $5-$12 per person. Some of these classes exceed 40 attendees. Some teach multiple clubs.

• Table tennis coaches, for example, charge $45 an hour per person. They have exclusivity, and no one else is permitted to coach.

• The average exercise or dance class has about 30 people. That translates at the lowest rate to $150 for an hour or hour-and-a-half class with no overhead and a ready-made clientele for whom there is no advertising expense.

• These classes have exclusive use of clubhouse space on a regular basis precluding the rest of the paying community from booking them. It is a privilege all residents pay for whether or not they can join the class.

The verification process takes time and has a primary goal of  protecting residents from being subjected to unqualified or uninsured instructors. 

Unpaid instructors, which several clubs use, are not subject to the review process; therefore, they are not required to pay the fee.

The Recreation Department values resident input and encourages open debate. 

Its door is open for questions and comments on any issue regarding anything recreation.


2023 Pacific airshow

Expect aviation noise ahead of weekend event

The 2023 Pacific Airshow will celebrate all things aviation for three days starting Friday, Sept. 29, at the Huntington Beach Pier. The city’s annual air show will kick off at 10:30 a.m.

The popular show will feature new fighter jet demos, aerobatics and parachutists performing right off the coast in Huntington Beach. This year’s event has performances each day starting at 10:30 a.m. and flying until 4:30 p.m. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to bring their blankets and chairs for a waterside view of the spectacle.

Entry is free with premium seating available for purchase. For more information, visit https://tickets.pacificairshow.com. Highlights include an F-22 Raptor demonstration, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds.

Residents can expect to hear jet noise throughout the weekend.



Public Comments at GRF Meetings

The Open Meeting Act requires boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for speakers to address the GRF Board of Directors. (Civ. Code §4925(b).). 

Time limits are four minutes per speaker for 15 or fewer speakers; three minutes per speaker for 16-25 speakers; and two minutes per speaker, more than 26 speakers.

To address the board, submit a comment card at the meeting prior to it being called to order. Residents may email correspondence to executive coordinator at grfboardaction@lwsb.com.


Ways to cut costs during retirement

The average person spends more than 50 years in the employment sector. As retirement draws closer, many professionals plan on giving up the commute and have more time to pursue their personal interests. Even if planning for retirement has been many years in the making, it can take some time for people to become acclimated to having less income. Housing, transportation, health care, and food are some of the biggest bills retirees will have to account for. Aiming to have savings in addition to any other retirement income or government subsidy to cover that amount is a step in the right direction.

People can make their money go further by making an inventory of their spending and some cuts where possible.

Know where the money is going. It’s impossible to save without knowing monthly expenses. Many people are surprised to learn how much little things add up over the course of a month. For example, spending money for a take-out coffee each day can quickly become an expensive luxury. Add all expenses and see where they can be cut back, especially if there is a deficit each month.

Consider extra health care. Medicare participants can choose Medicare Supplement Insurance plans to help reduce out-of-pocket health care costs. Medicare Parts A and B only cover some of the health care costs. Supplemental insurance can cover some of the costs not covered by original Medicare, like copayments, deductible and coinsurance.

Pare down on possessions. Take inventory of personal possessions and scale back where possible. If the commute to work is no longer required, people may be able to become a one-car household. Also, downsizing the residence can help older adults avoid spending too much of their retirement time and money on maintenance. 

Take advantage of senior discounts. Older adults can usually save on restaurants, travel, groceries and more by simply shopping on specific days or verifying their age when checking out.

Purchase less expensive life insurance. The purpose of a life insurance is to replace income to ensure the financial security of dependents in the event of death. Some older adults may have no dependents and little income. Therefore, a large life insurance policy may not be necessary, especially if the funds to cover funeral costs have already been set aside.



Family Radio Service Users

The Radio Club provides an opportunity for a Family Radio Service (FRS) practice drill every Wednesday morning. Anyone who has an FRS radio is invited to participate. The call-in time is from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. 

Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then press the side button before stating your first name, last name initial and Mutual number. Release when finished.

For more information or instruction on the use of the FRS radio, contact Leisure World Radio Club President Rich Erickson at rjerxn@yahoo.com, or call 562-431-6586, ext. 409, to leave a message.


Mutual 9 Election is Oct. 2

The GRF special election for a Mutual 9 representative is on Monday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.


Internet safety for older adults

Older adults’ social media usage has been steadily rising for a number of years, proving that individuals 65 and over are not tech-averse. Research shows that 46 percent of individuals 65 and over use Facebook. Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram can be a great way to stay connected with family and friends and stay up-to-date on community events. But social media usage is not without risks, especially in regard to users’ safety. People without much social media experience can heed these safety tips as they navigate popular platforms and discover all they have to offer.

Examine your account settings. Social media users can control their privacy settings so they can decide who can and can’t view their online activity. Each platform is different, but profiles set to public generally allow anyone to view someone’s activity, so people should set their profiles to private to limit access to personal information.

Be mindful of your social media social circle. It’s easy to make virtual friends via social media, but people should be mindful of who they accept as online friends. Carefully consider each friend request and decide just how big or small you want your social media community to be. Many people prefer to limit their online social circles to those they know well and want to stay in touch with, and that can serve as a good measuring stick when deciding whether or not to accept a friend request.

Avoid sharing personal information. Seniors are no doubt aware that they should never share especially personal information, such as their Social Security number, or even vacation plans. People who post about upcoming trips could return home to find they’ve been victimized by criminals who scoured their social media accounts and learned when they were going to be away. A good rule of thumb is to keep personal information private and limit posts to information that is not overly specific or sensitive.

Recognize the threat posed by scammers. Social media platforms have had varying degrees of success in regard to keeping their sites scam-free. But scammers find a way, and users must take steps to avoid being victimized. Never click on a link within a post from someone outside of a personal social circle and avoid anyone soliciting donations through social media platforms.

-—MetroCreative Connection



Shuffleboard Club begins fall play

On Sept. 19, the evening league of the Shuffleboard Club began its fall season with only one substitute among the four teams playing. The experiment of fewer players on a team passed the sufficiency test—no forfeits were necessary. With smaller teams, fewer people had to sit out a game. Only six players for each team play at a time.

Eleven new members played for the season opener. As the competition began to wind down, most reported they had a fun time. However, it seemed unanimous that winning was more fun than losing.

Team Sally and Team Jack tied the number of games won by their players, 6-6. Team Sally had two all-game winners —veteran players Bob Peterson and Ellie West —plus two teammates, Sally Fowler and newcomer Randi Allen split their games with one win and one loss. Team Jack had a single all-game winner, newcomer Lynn Baidack. Four
Team Jack members split their games (won one and lost one): Jack O’Brien, Linda Peters, Susan Clark and Sue Rotter.

Team Karen outpaced Team Rod, winning seven of 12 games. Team Karen all-game winners were: Sal LaScala, Roger Bennett and Karen Mendon, all veteran players. Newcomer Micki Aiello split her games with one win and one loss and reported that she “loved playing.” Team Rod
had one all-game winner, newcomer Sheila Sanfilippo, plus two players who won one game and lost one game: Mark Scott and Sandy Derouin. Derouin, a member of Team Karen, graciously agreed to substitute
for Team Rod to avoid a forfeiture.

The Friday morning league played its opening games on Sept. 21. Game results will be in the next LW Weekly.

Open play practice opportunities will continue Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11. The club provides all needed equipment. Closed-toe shoes are required as a safety precaution. Anyone interested in knowing more about the game of shuffleboard is invited to attend. Veteran members
will be available to provide support to learn the basics of the game.

For more information, call Membership Coordinator
Patty Peterson at 562-714-7072.

—Kay Mount


Cribbage Club

Cribbage Club meets each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. A dollar is collected from each member at the table before play begins. Yearly dues are $5. Members who come by 12:15 p.m. are assured a place to play. Announcements are shared at 12:25 with games beginning soon after.

Grace Holdaway earned her second star by winning all seven games with a perfect score of 847; Jim Scheiderman, 841, second; Marie McGuire, 833, third; Patti Smith, 832, fourth. Melinda Cowan and Gene Smith each won six out of seven games played without having a winning total.

The club thanks Bob Berry, who continued his birthday celebration by providing cake and ice cream for the group. Carrie Kistner and Candy Meyers assisted by serving all 50 members present. Melinda Cowan added candy and
mixed nuts to the refreshment table.

To learn to play cribbage or hear more about the club, call Marilyn Chelsvig at 562-279-5665. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig


Duplicate Bridge Club

The Duplicate Bridge Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays in Clubhouse 1 at 12:30 p.m. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets. Players can call Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or email her at yuelingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. Arrive by 12:15 to confirm reservations.

Sept. 11 winners (seven tables): Bud Parish and Carol Murakoshi, and Sibyl Smith
and Diane Schmitz, north/south; Howard Small and Judi Ornoff, and Thad Mikols and Glenn Barry, east/west. 

Sept. 14 winners (four tables): Sibyl Smith and Al Appel, Larry Slutsky and Adair Paul, and Norma Krueger and Lavonne McQuilkin, north/south; Bud Parish and Sue Fardette, and Mark Singer and Ellen Kice, east/west.

Sept. 15 winners (seven tables): Carol Murakoshi and Lavonne McQuilkin, and Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz, north/south; Judy Jones and Al Appel, and Bill Brooks and April Berg, east/west.

The club congratulates all the winners and thanks all the players who participate and support the club.

For complete results, including a list of all players and scores, go to the Long Beach Bridge Center results page at www.acblunit557.org and click on Leisure World Results.

For more information, contact John Markovich at 562-661-0502 or by email at cdrjjm@yahoo.com.

—John Markovich


Pickleball Club players take top honors

The Pickleball Players Club is proud to announce that its players took top honors Sept. 18 at the Golden West College monthly tournament. 

In other news, free LW pickleball lessons will now be conducted by Jim Thomason at 10:30 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information contact lwsbpickleballclub@gmail.com.

Private lessons can also be scheduled with the club’s pro pickleball coach Barry Chittem at 747-777-0724.

—Jiliann Sosa


Mexican Train Dominoes Club

The Mexican Train Dominoes Club meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 4.

The object of the game is for a player to play all the tiles from his or her hand onto one or more trains emanating from a
central station.


Table Tennis Club

The Table Tennis Club had a dinner gathering on Sept. 16 in the Hospitality Center at Clubhouse 6. The club invited Victor Rocha, GRF security director, who explained the new gate access system and held a question and answer session. It was a valuable time for the members. 

The club plans to have its last gathering of the year on Dec. 9.

For more information, contact club president K.C. Park at park.keechul@sbcglobal.net.

—K.C. Park


Pool League

In Monday pool league action on Sept. 18, the Renegades edged the Rustlers 7-6 to hold a slim one point lead over the Cue Commanders, with a record of 16 wins and 10 losses. Ken Harpham and Guta Basner each had four wins for the Renegades.

The Cue Crew beat Joker’s Wild 8-5. The Cue Crew won five of the six doubles matches. Brian Burke led the Cue Crew with five wins and teammates Bruce Pettys and Linda Patton contributed to the team effort, with four wins each.

The Cue Commandos moved into second place with an 8-5 win over the Sharp Shooters. Roy Mittlestead led the Cue Commandos with six wins. Mittlestead’s only loss was his eight ball singles match.

For the second week of the Wednesday pool league, the six teams are all very close. The Stevenators, Vader’s Raiders and The X Factor are tied for the lead with 14 wins and 12 losses. Hots Sticks is in last place, but are only three games behind the leaders.

The Stevenators beat Hot Sticks 9-4 by winning five of the six singles matches. John Burns and Milly Larsen of the Stevenators each won five matches.

Vader’s Raiders beat Right on Cue 8-5. John Barth, Vader’s Raiders “B” player, won six matches, losing only his nine ball singles match.

The Favorites squeaked out a 7-6 win over the X Factor. Dave Mackinder, the “B” player for the Favorites, won six games and made the eight ball on a bank shot to break a six all tie. In the game of pool there’s no such thing as an easy bank shot.

The LW Pool Club dues for the year, which runs from October 2023 to October 2024, are $10. For more information, contact Steve Edrich at 714-980-3665.

—Dave Silva


Hey Sports and Games Clubs:

Do you want to see your club represented in LW Weekly? Are you looking for new members?
Let them know you’re here. Club presidents: email paulk@lwsb.com to get things going.


Tournament Poker

The Tournament Poker Club invites players to a fun and friendly game of Texas Hold ‘Em for a $5 buy-in. The next Saturday tournament will be Oct. 7. Regular tournaments are on the first three Saturdays of every month in the lobby of Clubhouse 6. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Treats and coffee will be available. Cards are in the air at 10:30. There is no late seating.

During Sept. 16 play, the player with the two highest hands of the day was Lem Hall. He had two four of a kind hands: K-K-K-K-Q and 7-7-7-7-K. By playing and winning with the promotional hand of 10-2, Terrie Gonzalez won the prize.

The final table players were: Lem Hall, first place; Bob Konier, second; Glenn Evenson, third; Guta Basner, fourth. This group played a great game right up until the heads up play between Hall and Konier. Holding A-10, Konier went all in before the flop and Hall called with A-K. The flop came A-8-3 giving both players with a pair of aces, but gave Hall two pairs A’s and K’s. Konier’s only hope was to see two 10’s on the remaining streets. Neither the turn card (8), nor the river card (3) was any help, and Hall’s two pair was the winning hand.

Hall has lived in Leisure World for 17 years and has been a member of the club for so long he doesn’t remember how many years. This was his 10th final table win. In addition to tournament poker, Hall also enjoys playing Omaha poker here in Leisure World, and he’s a tough competitor in that game as well. 

For club information, email Deborah Barner at deborahbarner7@gmail.com.

—Deborah Barner


Monday Night Bunco Club

Bunco is an easy dice game and a lot of fun. The Monday Night Bunco Club meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Play begins at 6 p.m. sharp. All Leisure World residents and their guests are welcome. There is a halftime social to meet with friends and neighbors. 

For more information, contact Katie Carmagnola at 925-413-7583.


Guys and Gals Golf Tournament

The next Guys and Gals tournament will be on Oct. 18. As the event is during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is requested that everyone wear pink in support. 

The September Guys and Gals tournament was played on Sept. 20 at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. It was a beautiful morning with sunny skies, comfortable temperatures and high humidity. Teams of various skilled golfers of one man and one woman vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle
holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded), and two closest-to-the-pin challenges. 

A total of 34 teams (68 players) teed off and played 18 holes. Fairways remain in good condition and the weeds on the greens are reduced every week. Unfortunately, the tee boxes are reverting back to their early spring chewed up conditions as there wasn’t seed in the divot fix bottles for numerous weeks.

Overall scores were very good with 31 of 34 rounds net at or under par. Low gross score of 49 (five under) was Pat Paternoster and Linda Herman. In addition, the lowest net score for the round was a tie between Young and Hae Lee, and Mark Rice and Patty Littrell at 10 under 44. There were 26 rounds at net 50 or below.

All scores below are net— gross score minus handicap.

A flight winners (handicaps of 0-8): Young and Hae Lee, first place; Pat Paternoster and Linda Herman, second;
tie between Dong and Devora Kim, Bob and Janice Turner, and Bill Lyons and Yasmin Merali, third; Gene Archambault and Mary Ann Moore, fourth.

B flight winners (handicaps of 10-12): Mark Rice and Patty Littrell, first place; Tom Owens and Judi Ornoff, second; Glenn Barry and Karen Mendon, third; tie between Dave LaCascia and Liz Meripol, Mike Mayfield and Nancy Tye, fourth; tie between Alan Sewell and Patty Smith, Dennis McMonigle and Bert Thompson, Hyon Shin and Sang An, and Jae H. and Sun Lee, fifth.

C flight winners (handicaps of 13-18): Steve Walker and Emiko Uchiyama, first place; tie between Bill Zurn and Neve Senske, Ron Jackson and Dale Quinn, Lee Broadbent and Joann Lim, and Roger and Sue Elliot, second.

Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was Bob Turner and Jane Song. Closest on the 17th hole was Marv Jones and Yasmin Merali. There were nine circle hole winners with 68 birdies, an average of two per team.

The men’s tournament is played every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Those who had planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at 541-324-8558, Scott Tuchfarber at 909-684-0426, or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia


LW Women’s Golf Club

The Women’s Golf Club tournament on Sept. 19 had 46 golfers participating. It was also the second and last week of the President’s Cup. The players competed for low gross, low net and putts.

A flight winners: Low gross: Linda Herman and Devora Kim, 28; low net: Sandy Kim and Janice Turner, 25, with 13 putts each. Herman had 13 putts. 

B flight winners: Low gross: Karen Mendon and Marilyn Hewitt, 31; low net: Veronica Chang, 25. Bert Thompson, Pam Krug and Eulia Kim each had 13 putts.

C flight winners: Low gross: Vivian Ceballos, Dale Quinn and Cecilia Han, 36; low gross: Joann Lim and Kay Hong, 28. Quinn had 13 putts. 

D flight winners: Low gross: Judi Ornoff, 33; low net: Liz Meripol, 22. Emiko Uchiyama had 13 putts.

Anyone interested in joining the Women’s Golf Club can
obtain an application from the golf course starter or contact club Treasurer Margie Thompson at 562-493-0484 for more information. 

—Liz Meripol


Pinochle Club 

The Pinochle Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays in Clubhouse 1 from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact Antonia Zupancich at 760-427-2731 or antonia9543@sbcglobal.net.


Yahtzee Club 

The objective of Yahtzee is to score points by rolling five dice
to make certain combinations. The Yahtzee Club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The next meeting is Sept. 29.  

Sept. 15  winners: Diane Seeger, most Yahtzee’s; Pat Farrell, high score; Pat Wilson, low score; door prize went to Mary Milhone. 

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


Game Room

The game room in Clubhouse 2 offers a variety of free play options, including video games. Tables are also available for those who bring a pack of cards or board game. A room for pool is adjacent.



Learn weight loss tips with Wa-Rite every Friday in CH 3

Wa-Rite Club members lost a total of 17 pounds the week ending Sept. 15. Denise Stabile earned a top loser title by losing 4 pounds. She attributed her achievement to the panic of backsliding the week before, which was also a topic of the presentation that week. Backsliding, or regaining lost weight, is a frustrating issue many people struggle with when trying to lose weight.

One member spoke of the weight loss struggles that many can relate to, from losing discipline and faith in yourself to making decisions that can trigger old patterns allowing the weight to come back. She postulated that the fight to stay healthy happens as much in people’s heads as in their bodies.

The club also discussed collecting and sharing recipes and products that individual members have favored over the years.

Women interested in better health, more energy and some light-hearted camaraderie are enthusiastically welcome to attend up to three meetings for free before joining.

Wa-Rite meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh-ins are from 8:15-8:45 a.m. The meetings are from 9-10 a.m. Annual membership fee is $10. Weekly dues are 10 cents. 


Dental Services for Retired Veterans

For the tenth consecutive year, Dr. Seza Barsamian’s Los Alamitos dental office will offer annual free dental services for retired veterans in honor of Veterans Day.

Retired veterans will get their annual dental checkup, X-rays and regular dental cleaning at no cost on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Seza Barsamian, DDS, Inc., 4022 Katella Ave., Suite 206, Los Alamitos, 90720.

Call in advance to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barsamian at 562-596-4439. Office hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dr. Barsamian said: “We love our veterans and where there is love, there is always an opportunity to serve. Thank you all for your service.”

—Dr. Seza Barsamian


Make a difference in Leisure World  community as AlzOC navigator 

Alzheimer’s OC (AlzOC) is seeking a compassionate and skilled individual who desires to make a difference in the lives of those living with cognitive loss, and work part-time as a care team navigator in Leisure World.

The care team navigator (CTN or navigator) will be a core member of the Leisure World Seal Beach Memory Support Team (MST) offered by AlzOC. The MST is an education and care coordination program with a goal to improve the health and well-being of people living with memory concerns, as well as to decrease unnecessary medical costs.

The heart of this care team is the navigator. The navigator, in partnership with the AlzOC clinical team, will provide a variety of services offered by AlzOC. Those services include:

Assessing people with cognitive decline and working together to develop a plan of care.

Providing education and support concerning memory loss and what to expect.

Screening for unmet care needs including clinical or medication issues, behavioral issues, safety risks, and psychosocial well-being.

Guiding families through the process of advance care planning.

Providing connections to local community services.

The navigator will be the primary point of contact for participants and their families enrolled in the program and help collaborate with their health care providers under direct supervision and guidance of the AlzOC multidisciplinary clinical team.

People are encouraged to visit https://www.alzoc.org/about/employment-opportunities/ for complete job description and submit a cover letter and resume to alzoc.hr@gmail.com. 

For more information, call Project Manager Tarah McNulty at 949-757-3759.


LW Bicycle Group members Donna Hughes (l-r), Leslie Phair, Mary Romero and Lucy Cyza enjoyed happy hour at Jade Restaurant in Long Beach. The group meets for breakfast and a ride to El Dorado Park on Sundays, and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Helmets and safe shoes are required. For more information, call Mary Romero at 562-810-4266 or Lucy Czra at 818-209-5075.


Optum HCC annual flu clinic returns on Oct. 6

The Optum Health Care Center will hold a flu clinic on Friday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in Clubhouse 6. To help with traffic, each Mutual has been assigned a designated time slot. Short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts are recommended.

People will not have to pay a copay for the flu shot if they have Original Medicare and are not Medicare Advantage patients. People will have to pay cash for their flu shots if they are Medicare Advantage patient and their insurance card doesn’t have Optum Care Network–Monarch on it. 

Many pharmacies are now offering the flu shot. People can check with their doctor’s office to find out what locations are available.

Flu shots will cost $40 for the regular adult dose and $65 for the high dose for high-risk individuals at the HCC clinic.

For more information about Optum’s flu clinic, call 562-493-9581, TTY 711.


Physical literacy and fall prevention workshop Oct. 11

Everyone is welcome to attend physical literacy and fall prevention  workshops with Reneu Health on the first Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon, in the Optum HCC Large Conference Room. The next meeting is Oct. 11.

This interactive hybrid style seminar presented by the Clinical Kinesiologist Christel Mitrovich from Reneu Health provides a lecture and exercise demonstrations on how to prevent falls, increase strength, improve balance, and reduce pain and risk of injury.

For more information, call Robann Arshat, GRF member resources liaison, at 562-431-6586, ext. 317, or email robertaa@lwsb.com, or Christel Mitrovich at Christel@renue-health.com.


Osteoporosis causes, signs and prevention

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes weak bones that break easily. People who smoke, have a low body weight, family members with osteoporosis, do not get enough exercise, drink alcohol (more than three drinks a day) and take certain medicines for seizures or steroids, and women over 50 are more likely to get it.

There is no cure for osteoporosis, but there are things to slow it down and tests to detect it early, such as X-rays, spine, hip or wrist exams, and ultrasounds.

Prescription medications in the form of a pill, a patch, or injection can slow bone loss. A primary care physician can offer other drugs and will advise to monitor possible side effects and interactions with other medications.

Dietary supplements including vitamins, powders, energy bars and herbs may assist in progression of osteoporosis. 

Lifestyle changes such as physical exercise, walking, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol and getting enough calcium and vitamin D may also lower the risk for osteoporosis.

For more information on women’s health, visit www.fda.gov/womens.


Joyful Line Dance grows its membership in fun and inclusive atmosphere 

Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 2 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The club’s membership has grown since its move to Clubhouse 2. More dances were added to the program to keep the members engaged—lonely drum, and Papa and Jim Reeves waltz, led by Karen Kei and Sunny Kim.

The club has many leaders who take turns teaching the class. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Carmel Atkinson, Sunny Kim, Ginna Paik, Elizabeth Kim,  Nak Soo Kim, Karen Kei, and Anna Derby. Each leader steps on stage to demonstrate the dance for beginners to learn before the music goes on. The club offers LWers the opportunity to have fun and meet new people while exercising and learning new dances.  Membership fees apply. Dancing or exercise shoes are required. 

For more information, text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339.


Free Covid-19 tests are now available for home delivery

Every U.S. household can now place an order to receive four free Covid-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home.

Rapid antigen at-home tests (not PCR) can be taken at home or other locations; give results within 30 minutes (no lab drop-off required); can be used for testing with or without symptoms present; and regardless the vaccination status. Those tests are also referred to as self-tests or over-the-counter (OTC) tests. 

For more information or to place an order, visit www.covid.gov/tests.


Health Tip

As people age, they naturally lose muscle mass, so it’s important to strength train to stay healthy and strong. If there’s only time for one exercise, do a set set of squats, experts say. 

Squats strengthen all of the muscle groups in legs, including the calves, quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes, as well as muscles in the lower back and core muscles.  

Those muscles provide the foundation for most activities of daily living, such as climbing a set of stairs and simply standing up from a chair.


Grief Support Group

Pathways provides a free grief support group for LW residents on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Optum HCC Conference Room. People who want to learn more about the grief process can call Tammie Ottenad at 562-531-3031 for a preliminary screening. 

For more information, call GRF Member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat at 562-431-6586, ext. 317.


Meals on Wheels Orange County

Meals on Wheels Orange County in partnership with the city of Seal Beach is hosting The Lunch Cafe at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Dr., Seal Beach, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. 

It is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3. Guests under 60 can enjoy lunch for $5. Arrive 10 minutes before the start time as meals are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

LW Minibus service is available for a pick up at 10:25 a.m. at the Amphitheater bus stop on St. Andrews Drive, with a drop off at the Community Center. The Minibus returns to the Amphitheater at 11:40 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Cream of spinach soup with sugar-free crackers, tarragon chicken salad with yogurt dressing, lemony orzo salad, and mandarin oranges. 

Friday, Sept. 29

Pork tenderloin, creamy mushroom sauce, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, and sugar-free cookie.

Monday, Oct. 2

Cream of spinach soup with sugar-free crackers, tarragon chicken salad with yogurt dressing, lemony orzo salad, and mandarin orange.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Mexican beef cocido, cubed beef soup with vegetables, corn, tortilla, salsa, and sugar-free fruited gelatin.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Ground turkey Bolognese, bow tie pasta, Italian vegetable blend,  whole wheat dinner roll with Smart Balance, Parmesan cheese, and tropical fruit mix.


Meals on Wheels Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach, Inc., delivers freshly cooked meals for $10.50 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day. 

Thursday, Sept. 28

Garlic butter fish, barley pilaf, creamed corn, zucchini with tomatoes, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with spinach, tomato and pickle, cucumber, red onion, and tomato salad. 

Friday, Sept. 29

Beef curry, rice pilaf, oriental vegetables, seasoned corn, cantaloupe, turkey and ham Cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon, blue cheese dressing, and crackers.



SBTV-3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs 24/7 on TWC Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37. 

For the Roku channel go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv Playback schedule available each week in LW Weekly.

Thursday, Sept.  28

4 pm  Studio Cafe

4:30 pm Pizza at the Hospitality 


5 pm  Hip to Be Square 

7 pm  LW Orchestra

8 pm  Stone Soul Band

10 pm Aliens Walk Among Us

10:30 pm Mystery at the Theater

11 pm  On Q

Friday, Sept. 29

4 pm  On Q

5 pm  Harvest Moon

6:30 pm  Head Master

7 pm  Neil Diamond

           Tribute Band

8:30 pm  Studio Cafe

9 pm Albuquerque Balloon


9:30 pm LW Lapidary Club

10 pm Korean Nights

11:30 pm Road Trip 

Saturday, Sept. 30

4 pm Always Tina Tribute Band

5:30 pm LW Orchestra

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm LAUSD Meeting Replay

8 pm Harvest Moon

9:30 pm Mystery at the Theater

10 pm Neil Diamond

            Tribute Band

11:30 pm  Space Shuttle History

Sunday, Oct. 1

4 pm  Sept. 25 Seal Beach 

           City Council – REPLAY

5 pm  Hip to Be Square

6:30 pm  Studio Cafe

7 pm  LW Orchestra

8 pm  Hui O Hula

9 pm  Seal Beach Public 

           Safety Awards

10:30 pm  Road Trip

11 pm  Long Beach Dragon Boat 

Race/Long Beach 

Dragon Boat Festival

11:30 pm  Seal Beach Car Show

Monday, Oct. 2

4 pm  Harvest Moon

6 pm On Q

7 pm  Seal Beach Planning 

           Commission LIVE

9 pm  Road Trip

9:30 pm  Korean Nights

11 pm  Long Beach Dragon Boat 

           Race/ Long Beach 

           Dragon Boat Festival 

11:30 pm  Bob Cole Conservancy

Tuesday, Oct. 3

4 pm  Space Shuttle History/ 

           Canadian Rockies

5 pm  Heidi Cortese Speaks

6 pm  Black N White 

           Knights Band

7 pm  On Q

8 pm  Seal Beach Public 

           Safety Awards

9:30 pm  Bee Gees Gold 

              Tribute Band 

11:30 pm Cool Blue Jazz

Wednesday, Oct. 4

4 pm  Studio Cafe

4:30 pm Long Beach Dragon  

Boat Race/Long Beach 

Dragon Boat Festival

5 pm  Hui O Hula 

6 pm  Ukulele Group

7 pm  On Q

8 pm  Mr. Tambourine Man

10 pm Heidi Cortese Speaks

11 pm Historical Society

*All programming subject to change


American Legion Auxiliary

Join the American Legion Auxiliary this Sunday, Oct. 1,  for a game of bingo. It’s a win-win opportunity for residents where not only will they have fun playing bingo, but the funds will support local veterans and their families.

The club thanks GRF  Security Director Victor Rocha for joining the last meeting and answering all questions about the new RFID tags.

The club will host a bake sale at the Oct. 6 flu clinic. There will be an assortment of homemade treats plus patriotic jewelry and scarves,  for sale.

Those who need to replace their old and tattered American flags can drop them off at the Library to  be disposed of properly in a dignified manner.

—Dianne Hart


Humanist Association

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet on Sunday, Oct. 1, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 10:30 a.m.  In an effort to better understand the important issues that affect people everywhere the group will discuss humans’ relationship with other animals.  What should that relationship be?

 In 1975, the philosopher Peter Singer wrote “Animal Liberation,” a book widely regarded as the foundational text on moral treatment of animals.  Singer argues that the discrimination against other species simply because they are not human is unethical.  He uses the feminist and civil rights movements as comparisons to the fight against speciesism in order to prove the existence of this prejudice.  Singer also states that it is, “ignorance, rather than indifference to animals that keeps massive, institutional cruelty to animals in place in the U.S.”

Raising livestock for human consumption generates nearly 15% of total greenhouse gas emissions, which is greater than all transportation emissions.  It also uses nearly 70% of agricultural land, which is a major cause of deforestation, biodiversity loss and water pollution.  Singer, who is a vegetarian, argues that the moral course of action is to reduce suffering in the world. 

The group will watch a 30 minute YouTube video reflecting Singer’s views on the treatment of animals. There will be a handout and the group will discuss these issues and give opinions.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

—Dave Silva


GAF trip to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures waitlist now open

The Sunshine Club’s day trip to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Nov. 6 is now sold out. The club has opened a waitlist for those still interested in potentially joining. Those who are interested should text Anna Derby at 562-301-5339 or stop by Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on Fridays before 9:30 a.m. or after 11:15.

Those who have already signed up should stop by the next club meeting to pick up and sign a waiver of liability to return before Oct. 6.

The cost of the trip is $80, which includes an admission ticket, transportation, sandwich, snack, water and driver’s gratuity. The pick-up location is in front of the Amphitheater bus terminal, at 8:15 a.m. The group will return before 6 p.m. at the same spot.

No refund will be given after Oct. 6 for cancellation; no exceptions.

For more information, text 562-301-5339; no phone calls.


Concerned Shareholders

The Concerned Shareholders will host Leisure World’s technology expert,  Tina Schaffer with Computer Images Plus, at its meeting today, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m.  in Clubhouse 3,  Room 2. 

The main topic of discussion will be learning how to avoid computer and telephone scams.  

Schaffer will also discuss other technological information and there will be a time for questions after the presentation.    All residents are welcome. 

For more information, email Tina@ComputerImagesPlus@.com or call 562-755-6199.


Seniors for peace

CSULB President Conoley to speak at Oct. 5 meeting

The Seniors For Peace Club will host guest speaker Jane Close Conoley, president of California State University Long Beach, on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. She will speak about the current rise of book banning and censorship in schools and libraries across the country. Conoley is an esteemed and excellent speaker, and the club hopes to have a large turnout for her. 

All LW residents and their guests are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.


Come to the Blessing of the Animals

Holy Family Catholic Church invites residents to attend its Blessing of the Animals event on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 10:30 a.m. on the church grounds in Leisure World. The event is in honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. Make sure the pets you want to be blessed are on leashes or in carriers.


Retired Teachers Association

The California Retired Teachers (CalRTA) State Chair Sue Breyer will be the guest speaker at the luncheon for the Retired Teachers Association on Oct. 6, at 11:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

Breyer will give a presentation on how scammers specifically target senior citizens. According to the FBI, Americans over the age of 60 lost $1.7 billion to fraud last year. Older adults are less likely to be tech-savvy and more likely to be home during the day to answer phone calls or reply to emails. In this presentation, Breyer will discuss the types of scams that ensnare seniors and what people can do to stay safe. 

Join the association for lunch and learn how to “Be Scam Savvy.” 

To RSVP for lunch, call Ann Stone at 714-600-6956.


Woman’s Club

Club surpasses fundraising goal during ‘50s dance

The Leisure World Woman’s Club Fundraiser on Sept. 16 was a huge success. The theme was back to the ‘50s. Lots of Pink Ladies and poodle skirts battled it out to see who wore it best. There were no clear winners; they all looked fabulous.

The entertainment was provided by The Platters-Live group. The group was fantastic. If anything can pull a person back to the ‘50s it’s songs such as “The Great Pretender,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “Only You (And You Alone)” and “Twilight Time” among many others. The delicious lunch was catered by Domenico’s of Long Beach and featured three different pastas, salad and bread.

The LW Woman’s Club  thanks everyone who helped make it possible to surpass the goal once again. A lot of thanks go out to vendors and donors who not only sponsored but also donated an amazing array of gifts for the raffle. Also, thanks to all those who attended and had a good time.

The Woman’s Club 2023-2024 season starts with the Tuesday, Oct. 3, meeting in Clubhouse 2, at 1 p.m. There will be a great line-up of entertainers this season, starting with someone new: Kenneith Perrin.

This smooth, velvet-voiced entertainer first hit radio airwaves with his debut album, “It Took So Long.” Perrin is best known for his inspirational pop/soul styles and delivering passionate and high energy live shows. Perrin’s notable eclectic blend of gospel, pop, soul and dance synergizes its way into the hearts of fans and new listeners alike.

Woman’s Club members will also be able to pick up their new membership books from Kathy Russell at this meeting. Those who  want to know more about the Woman’s Club should call Russell at 949-293-7517.

— Beth Greeley


American Latino Club

The American Latino Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. (new time) in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

This month, the club will serve a delicious Peruvian cuisine. The three lunch choices are: a lomo saltado-sauteed beef mixed with onions, tomatoes and french fries served with white rice; vainita de pollo-sautéed chicken mixed with onions, tomatoes, and green beans served with white rice; or saltado de vegetales-sautéed mix of vegetables served with rice. All entrees come with a cilantro-based chicken soup, dinner roll and aji verde (a mildly spicy green sauce) served on the side. Each meal is $15 for members and $17 for guests. No extra lunches will be ordered. There will also be a raffle at the event.

Payment must reach club Treasurer Carmen Edwards by Oct.  9, either by U.S. mail or it can be dropped off at her house at 1240 Oakmont Road, Unit 52-K, Seal Beach, CA. 90740. Make checks payable to the American Latino Club. For more information, call 562-431-4257.  

In preparation for Election of Officers for 2024, any members that would like to run for the Board (president, vice president, secretary or treasurer) should sign up at this meeting. Elections will be held at the Nov. 9 meeting. All are welcome.


Community Bingo Games

LWers can join the fun every Sunday in Clubhouse 2 for a few rounds of bingo. Doors open at 1 p.m. and first call is at 1:30. Buy-in starts at $5 per game. Other table games are available for those who are interested. Refreshments are provided.

Bingo sponsors for each week are:

• First Sunday: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 327

• Second Sunday: American Legion Post 327

• Third Sunday: Filipino Association of Leisure World

• Fourth Sunday: American Legion Post 327

• Fifth Sunday: Filipino Association of Leisure World


GAF & Ralphs

Give back to the community

The Ralphs Community Contribution Program, sponsored by Kroger Grocery Stores, is an easy way for Leisure World residents to raise money for the Golden Age Foundation (GAF).  

Each Wednesday, GAF board members will be in the Hospitality Room in Clubhouse 6 to assist residents in signing up for the program. After signing up, people can enjoy a cup of coffee and cookie. 

 In order to sign up for the program, the GAF will ask residents to provide their full name, email and phone number associated with their Ralphs membership. That information will be shredded as soon as the resident is signed up. For more information, text 562-301-5339.


Sunshine Club

Audiologist Lori Hallett will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, Sept. 29  in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m.

Hallett is an audiologist and hearing aid dispenser practicing in Los Alamitos, California.  Hallett has a master’s degree in Audiology and has been practicing for 25 years.

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

Hearing Services West is the name of the hearing clinic that Hallett has owned for 11 years. Her clinic performs hearing evaluations for people of all ages. Hallett prides herself on educating people on their hearing loss and helping them to decide if it’s time to consider hearing aids. Anybody who is 60 or older should have a hearing screening or complete audiological evaluation. People’s ears naturally begin to have a bit of hearing loss in their early 60s; so having a baseline result is a good idea. Her office also helps people with problems with ringing in the ears and balance concerns.

Those who are over 60 and  notice difficulties hearing in noisy environments, who already wears hearing aids but doesn’t feel the aids are helping as much as expected or who needs existing hearing aids cleaned, are welcome to join this informative gathering with the Sunshine Club.

All residents are welcome to attend. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served at the meeting.

People are asked to arrive promptly. Those who are late for the meeting should quietly use the backdoor so as not to disturb the presentation.

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


Filipino Association of Leisure World

The Leisure World bingo games held every Sunday of the month are sponsored by the American Legion, the Woman Auxiliary Club and the Filipino Association of Leisure World in Clubhouse 2. 

The doors open at 1 p.m. and ends approximately at 4:30. This event can help residents release stress and relax their mind on a Sunday afternoon. 

Players also meet new people and enjoy the camaraderie of the game. All residents and their friends and neighbors are invited to join the games for a fun Sunday afternoon.


Be prepared to avoid holiday scams this year

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, it is important to stay vigiliant against potential scams that surround the holiday season. AARP lists the following holiday scams as the most popular during the season:

• Charity scams

• Delivery scams

• Shopping/Travel scams

AARP recommends looking out for these warning signs while shopping: 

• Huge discounts on hot gift items on social media posts or unfamiliar websites. 

• Spelling errors or shoddy grammar on a shopping website or in an email or text. 

•An unsolicited email that asks to click on a link or download an app to access a deal or arrange a delivery.

• Pressure from a charity fundraiser to donate right away. Legitimate charities will accept donations on your own timeline.

Thankfully, there are ways to protect against scams: 

• Rather than clicking on a link from an email or text to a hot deal, go to the web browser and type in the web address of the company offering said great deal.

• Pay by credit card. This way you can dispute charges and limit the damage if the transaction was fraudulent. 

• Buy gifts cards online directly from the issuing business instead of a retail rack, where the cards can be tampered with. 

For more information about scams targeting seniors, go to https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/.



Janice Laine

1937- 2023

Janice Laine, a friend to many in Leisure World, passed away on Sept. 6, 2023.

Born in Iowa and raised in Nebraska, she then moved to California. She got her master’s degree and taught at Westminster High School.

Janice, her husband and three children lived in Westminster. After her husband died, she moved into Leisure World. Janice was in many clubs, including the Video Producers Club, where she filmed many of the club’s performances. She also  co-taught an improv class, was an avid reader and a member of a book club, and wrote the newsletter for the Seniors for Peace Club. 

Janice is survived by her son Rustan Laine; daughter-in-law Joan; daughter Tina Laine; son-in-law, Van; her grandchildren,  Chelsee Laine (married to Trevor McClung) Jake Laine and Victoria Laine; her great -grandchildren Lenin McClung and Mordecai Laine.

If you wish to make a donation in Janice’s name donate to PlannedParenthood or Second Harvest of OC.



LW Community Church Quartet 

The Accidentals Quartet, a barbershop group of young professionals, is back by popular demand and will perform at the Leisure World Community Church on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., sponsored by the LW Theater Club. The performance will get people tapping their feet with uplifting Americana music and the harmonies of yesteryear. This group brings spirit, joy and laughter to every show.

The group has performed at the Macy’s Day Parade, in Daniel Radcliff’s “Miracle Workers,” and done voice overs for national ads.

Free cookies and lemonade will be provided. There will be a freewill collection taken at the performance to show appreciation for the group’s talent.



Bob Dylan Tribute at Veterans Plaza

On Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2-3:30 p.m., the Pickleball Players Club presents another Bob Dylan tribute concert at Veterans Plaza.  

This Dylan tribute show is called “Songs That Defined A Generation” and will be performed as a duo, with Leisure World resident Jon Pearlstone as Bob Dylan and Karl Aranjo as Dylan’s famous sidekick Mike Bloomfield, playing lead guitar. The duo will perform some of the most iconic folk and rock music ever written.

Pearlstone and Aranjo are both in the Tambourine Man Band Bob Dylan Tribute that plays all over Southern California at venues like the OC Fair, The Coach House and, later this year, Yamaava Casino.

The Dylan Tribute show will be outdoors at Veterans Plaza, a great venue with tables, chairs and plenty of shade right next to Clubhouse 3. The show is free—BYO-everything. Donations to the band are accepted and appreciated.



Club library open six days a week

The Genealogy Club’s popular Theme Thursdays are held 1:30-2 p.m. in the Genealogy Library in Clubhouse 3, adjacent to the lobby. On Thursday, Sept. 28, the club will follow-up on the Sept. 27 meeting presentation.

The Genealogy Library is open Monday through Thursday from 1-4 p.m., closed Friday, and open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. -2 p.m.  

Volunteers are needed to help at the library or act as substitutes.  To volunteer, contact volunteer coordinator Lisa Brass at 714-390-4213 or lisnhow@gmail.com. 

The Genealogy Library gratefully accepts donations of old computers, office chairs, office supplies and shredders. 

For more information, call 316-640-8509.


Grab ‘n’ Go Menu Sept. 28-Oct. 4 

Thursday: Domino’s Pizza at Clubhouse 6—Call ahead at 562-493-2212 for special orders, wings and salads from 3:30-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. 

Monday: Kabobaholic in Clubhouse 6—Enjoy chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, or loaded fries from 3:30-5:30 p.m. See the full menu and place orders at www.kababaholicft.com or text 949-400-4696, and mention LWSB. People can make orders onsite and pay with cash or cards. 

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday at Clubhouse 6—Enjoy Mexican favorites plus hot dogs, burgers and fries from 5-7 p.m. Cash and cards are accepted. No preorders are allowed. 

Wednesday: Mad Dumplings Food Truck at Clubhouse 6 parking lot—
Try out Asian fusion cuisine from 4-6 p.m.; cards only. 

On-call bus service is available from 4:30 p.m.; regular service before 4:30.; and weekends on-call any time. Call a ride at 562-431-6586, ext. 379.

Watch LW Live for updates.  Sign up for notifications at www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. 

To ask questions or give feedback, email kathyt@lwsb.com.


Art History Club

The Art History Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The meeting will feature a presentation of Cubist painters and paintings and classical music masterpieces.  

The musical pieces will include: 

• Opera: “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka’s “Dvorak”

• Opera: “Are you afraid my face grazes yours?A” from Massenet’s “Manon”

• Requiem: Verdi’s “VII. Libera me, Messa da Requiem”

• Mass: Bruckner’s “I. Kyrie, Mass No. 3”

For more information, contact Yun Han Choi at 847-708-4790.


Dancers & Mixers Dance 

The Dancers & Mixers Club will hold a dance on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. People can get in the Halloween mood and try out their latest costume ideas. 

Everyone is welcome to attend.  There is never a charge, although donations are welcome. The club has a strong tradition of welcoming newcomers, so partners are not needed. 

There is always a mixer and some line dancing. Dancers & Mixers features live music by Linda Herman that has a strong danceable beat and is fun to dance to. 

People should bring their favorite beverages and snacks. The dances are enjoyable and a great chance to meet new people. For more information, call 562-431-1257.



Group discount tickets available

Jeannie Berro from Mutual 2 is accepting new members into her Long Beach Symphony Orchestra season ticket group, which she’s had for about 16 years. Tickets for the upcoming Pops concert five-show subscriptions start at $80; single tickets start at $30.

Upcoming concerts include:

• Oct. 28:  A Beatles Celebration

• Dec. 9: Holiday Swing

• Feb. 3, 2024: Rolling Stones Tribute

• March 23, 2024: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

• May 4, 2024: Disco Fever Dance Party

Contact Jeannie Berro at 562-284-6054 for more information. People should text before calling if possible. 

Being in a season ticket group offers subscriber-only benefits and offers, early access to events, priority seating, free lost ticket replacement, free flexible ticket exchanges, dining discounts, no per-ticket fees, parking discounts and more. Carpools will be arranged, and ADA seating is available. There is no bus transportation for Pops concerts. People can also save up to 30% off single tickets.

—Jeannie Berro 


Winter Sawdust Festival and Nutracker tickets on sale now

 The highly anticipated end-of-year trips to the Winter Sawdust Festival and “The Nutcracker” will go on sale at the Recreation Department beginning Monday, Oct. 2. 

Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents interested in attending are encouraged to come into the Recreation Department in Building 5 to make their purchase since an online option will not be available. 

The Sawdust Art Festival: Winter Fantasy occurs for five magical weekends as a one-of-a-kind holiday art and crafts jubilee, which showcases over 180 artisans with original handcrafted artwork. According to its website, the enchanting outdoor winter wonderland includes art mediums of glass, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, textiles, photography, mixed media and more. Live music is also available every hour on the hour, as well as two separate restaurant venues that residents can enjoy. The trip will take place on Friday, Nov. 17, and tickets are $36.

The jaw-dropping “Nutcracker” returns to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, and Recreation is making an evening out of it on Wednesday, Dec. 13. American Ballet Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of superstar dancers, gorgeous costumes, set and the Pacific Symphony is a perfect holiday memory for individuals and their families. 

Segerstrom describes “The Nutcracker” as a story of a girl named Clara who receives the gift of a nutcracker doll at a family’s Christmas party. That night, she dreams of her nutcracker doll as a prince who travels with her to new lands with unusual characters like an army mouse, waltzing flowers and more. The production embodies over 100 performers, and Recreation has secured orchestra seats for just $55.



Fall Festival returns in October

The GRF Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clubhouse 6. 

The LW Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Club, in conjunction with the Security Department and several safety groups and vendors, will demonstrate emergency preparedness products and services.

A variety of noshes will be offered by Koffel’s food truck at modest prices, including a special taco grill. The Theater Club will offer complimentary face painting for the young at heart.

Shuttle service will be available from the Clubhouse 4 parking lot. People are encouraged to park and ride. 

Stone Soul, which brought down the house at the Amphitheater this season, will perform at the event. It is an eight-piece, horn-blowing, foot-stomping classic soul and Motown tribute band that has built a reputation as one of the hardest-working, most entertaining bands in the genre. 

With their snazzy suits and spot-on renditions of memorable soul and Motown hits, the band will have people dancing The Jerk, The Mashed Potatoes and The Twist to smash hits from Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Otis Redding, James Brown and more.

 For more information, contact mayokab@lwsb.com. 



Enjoy a country rock Halloween dance in October

Big band swing and jazz on Oct. 1

The Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra is Leisure World’s own professional big band, playing big band swing and jazz standards—music for dreaming and dancing. 

The band is back in action on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Velvetones play regularly at Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sunday evenings.

Classic rock, pop and Motown on Oct. 21

Cabaret Entertainers presents Vinyl Rock Saturday, Oct. 21, in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. All are welcome but guests must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. 

Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band consisting of eight members who passionately perform classic rock, pop and Motown tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. 

The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and mingling with them on the dance floor. They’ll have everyone smiling, singing, swinging and swaying to the songs they grew up listening to and easily recognize.  

The dance is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18).  Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome, but not required.

Country rock Halloween party on Oct. 31

Abilene will be host its annual Halloween dance on Monday, Oct. 31, in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m.,  instead of the fourth Saturday.  Costumes are optional, but don’t be late as it’s sure to be a packed house.

Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20-plus years. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music goes until 9.

Rules for GRF dances

• No table saving. People may bring their own snacks.

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

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

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

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


Kick off the fall season with new decor from Friends of the Library

Some say that California doesn’t have seasons, but fall definitely arrived with light showers and cooler temperatures, coinciding with the new fall boutique at the Friends of the Library. People can stop by and check out the displays of all kinds of decorative items to enhance the home. People can also bring in their own pieces to donate for someone else to enjoy. 

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) is a part of an informal giving circle in which the items you donate are sold to others and the profits go to support the LW Library, which enhances their services. 

So far this year, FOTL has donated $17,500 to the LW Library and another $5,000 will be given in October. The LW Library uses the money to purchase new books and supplies, and in turn, donates excess and used books and puzzles to FOTL for sales.

Some have inquired if FOTL takes cash donations and the answer is yes. The FOTL is a 501(c) (3) organization so donations are tax deductible and tax forms are available. Inquire at the desk.

None of this would be possible without a large corps of dedicated volunteers who diligently process donations, be it books or decorative items. They price and clean them as needed, shelve items, and assist customers with purchases. No one at the FOTL receives a salary or even a discount on purchases so all the profits can continues to circulate around LW.

The FOTL thanks residents for their positive response to the FOTL DVD sale. DVDs will now return to the regular price of $1 per disc.

—Patricia Kruger


International City Theater

Just in time for Halloween, International City Theatre presents “Deathtrap,” the Tony-nominated, gasp-inducing comedy thriller by master of suspense Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives). Jamie Torcellini directs for a three-week run, Oct. 20-Nov. 5 ($49-55) at 8 p.m. Two low-priced previews take place Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. ($37).

International City Theatre is located in the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center at 330 East Seaside Way, Long Beach, CA 90802.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 562-436-4610 or visit www.InternationalCityTheatre.org.


Community Karaoke 

The karaoke night on Sept. 20 was full of high energy. Folks couldn’t stop grinning and dancing as the club’s karaoke singers roused the audience with catchy tunes. 

Setting the tone for the evening was Richard Yokomi’s “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch.” Karen Morris kept the pace with the country hit “Try a Little Kindness.”  Shannon Harrison rocked with “Lollipop.” Anna Lee and Elizabeth Butterfield had fun with “Dancing Queen.”  Gerry Tagaloa serenaded Velma singing “You Look Wonderful Tonight.” Bruce Lee awed the audience with “Starry Starry Night,” as did Susan Kelleghan with “Memory” from Cats. The late crowd gathered for a group song, “California Dreaming.”

People can join the fun each Wednesday night from 5:30-9:30 in Clubhouse 1. 

The evening quickly becomes a buzzing room of folks becoming friends in this atmosphere of singing.  Everyone is welcome.

—Margie Thompson


Leisure Time Dancers

The Leisure Time Dancers hold classes on Monday afternoons in the dance studio, upstairs in Clubhouse 6. West Coast swing is at 2 p.m., followed by foxtrot at 3.

No partner is necessary. The class will rotate so everyone dances. Beginners are welcome. A review of basics will be included. 

 The cost is $7 per person for one class and $11 per person for two classes in a single day. For more information, contact Leisure Time Dancers President Jackie Theis at 310-743-9373.


Saturday Morning Dance Class

There are two dance classes every Saturday morning in Clubhouse 6. 

In September, Candis Davis will teach cha-cha at 9 a.m., followed by waltz at 10. 

The class participants vote on new dance topics every month.  Each class is $7 per person.  Partners are not required. 

For more information, contact President Howard Small at 516-659-3314.

      —Howard Small



Los Alamitos High School Choir

The Los Alamitos High School Choir will perform its Broadway music show “Feel the Light” at the Los Alamitos High School Performing Arts Center, 3591 W. Cerritos Ave, Los Alamitos, 90720.

This year’s show will journey through a series of musicals that highlight the unity music brings throughout the world. Tickets are $20 per person. 

The Los Alamitos High School Choir consists of seven show choirs that perform four concerts a school year and compete against Southern California schools and at the national level.  The choir strives to achieve the highest level of choral excellence with a program designed to celebrate diversity of talent, creativity and musicianship.  

The dedication of their directing team, David Moellenkamp and Moana Dherlin, inspires students to develop dynamic performances through their artistry and showmanship.  Los Alamitos choirs have been named grand champions over 175 times, including 17 national grand championship titles.  

Performances will be held Sept. 28-30 at 7 p.m., and Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets to “Feel the Light,” go online to bit.ly/losalchoir-tix. 



What’s up with Recreation?

by Kathy Thayer

GRF Recreation Manager

There is some misunderstanding surrounding the Clubhouse 4 piano, including why it was replaced and how to access the new electronic piano that is now available. 

Some residents have publicly contended that the piano was purchased for one resident, a concert pianist who occasionally performs in LW. This is incorrect. 

Among the clubs that regularly use the piano—and supported the replacement of the damaged one—are the Velvetones, the LW Orchestra, LW Baptist Church, the Korean American Association, Korean Veterans Association and various performing arts clubs. 

The Recreation Department regularly has GRF pianos professionally tuned, and it was determined by the tuner that the old piano was irreparably damaged in a fall, and, while playable, it could not be further restored.

Once the GRF Board approved the purchase of the new electronic piano, it was deployed in Clubhouse 4. As is required for all GRF equipment, a club must request it as part of its meeting sketch to have it ready to use. A cord needed to activate the piano is stowed away to deter unauthorized play. Any club that wants to use the piano need only request it along with their reservation at the Recreation Office.

In other news:

• Now that the Amphitheater season is successfully concluded, the department is looking to the community to provide feedback to help it determine next year’s lineup. Complete the survey published to the right and return it to the Recreation Office in Building 5 as soon as possible to have a voice in who will and won’t return in future years.

• The Fall Festival on Oct. 14 is the department’s next big event, featuring Stone Soul and the Emergency Preparedness Expo at Clubhouse 6. See page 19. 

• Tickets will go on sale for trips to the “Nutcracker” and the Winter Sawdust Festival starting Oct. 2. GRF trips are self-supporting and sell out fast, so save the date. See page 19. 

• One more thing: The department is often contacted by residents asking staff to dispel misinformation posted on social media. GRF employees do not participate on those platforms and suggest residents go to the source to verify postings. Context often dispels conflict as it provides the bigger picture and often helps people understand why decisions were made.

• The department welcomes respectful input and inquiries on all things Recreation. Let staff know what is on your mind.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com.


Hula dancers perform for assisted living house in LB

Hui O Hula, the LW Hawaiian dance group, continues to offer free lessons upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and outdoors at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays at 1 p.m. All are welcome.  

Even though Hui O Hula has been entertaining inside and outside the community for nearly 19 years, it always welcomes new potential performers.  Those who only want to dance for enjoyment are also welcome. Having fun swaying together is the main object of the class. The friendly dancers are always glad to share hula knowledge. 

The club gives a big mahalo/thanks to LWer Rosie Carrillo for inviting Hui O Hula dancers to Holy Family Church’s senior priest Father Joseph’s surprise birthday picnic party on Sept. 24.  Dancers enjoyed celebrating Father Joseph’s latest trip around the sun so much, and they are looking forward to many more. 

On Sept. 15, Ivonne Meader, the administrator of Mom and Dad’s House Cottage in Long Beach, invited the LW hula dancers back for another performance. It is always pleasant to entertain the residents there at their colorfully decorated patio.  At this party, Meader took the opportunity to thank her staff and residents with food and entertainment.  

After the well-received hula program, the staff and Hui O Hula dancers also did a couple popular tunes together. 

With the holiday season around the corner, Hui O Hula will soon begin practicing popular Christmas hula. Call Kaye Huff at 562 431-2242 or email Jojo@huiohula.com for the holiday performance schedule or class information.

—Jojo Weingart



Garden Club members enjoyed an interesting and informative presentation at their Sept. 18 meeting by LW resident and professor Kathie Mariarty about regional native plants. There is a huge variety of beautiful and colorful plants native to Southern California that will thrive in this region and are extremely drought-tolerant, low maintenance and beneficial to the environment. These plants should be considered when adding new plants to Leisure World gardens. 



Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev will conduct only online High Holy Day services this year; the schedule is as follows: 

Erev Sukkot/Shabbat: Friday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m.

Sukkot/Shabbat Morning: Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 a.m.

Simchat Torah: Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m.

The Torah reading on Saturday is from “Emor,” (Speak) in Leviticus 22:26-23:44 and the Maftir is from “Pinchas,”  from Numbers 29:12-16. The instructions for sacrifices the Israelites were to perform specify that the ritual slaughterers must show compassion to the animals by allowing a newly born animal to stay with its mother for eight days and not slaughtering a young animal on the same day as its mother.

All Beit HaLev services share brand new special prayerbooks onscreen, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are affiliated with the Union of Jewish Universalist Communities and Clergy and the International Federation of Rabbis. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. It welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the Divine and doesn’t believe in labels.

To join the Beit HaLev Zoomagogue mailing list, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at 562-715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.  Beit HaLev does not require a fee for membership, however contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and may be sent to: Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA. 90740.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

There will be no Sunday service on Oct 1. due to the General Conference. The worldwide general conference will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. Live broadcast can be found at www.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, or on YouTube and www.BYUtv.org.

The reading source for this year is the New Testament. The reading assignment for the week of Oct. 2-8 is Ephesians.

The lesson manual “Come, Follow Me” says, “When the gospel began to spread in Ephesus, it caused no small stir among the Ephesians. Local craftsmen who produced shrines to a pagan goddess saw Christianity as a threat to their livelihood, and soon they were full of wrath.”


Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold Erev Succoth services led by Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, Sept. 29, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9 and via Zoom at 6:30 p.m.  Services for Succoth Day 1 will be on Saturday, Sept. 30, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and on Zoom at 10 a.m.

To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Jeff Sacks at 714-642-0122 .

Congregation Sholom  has served Leisure World since 1962. It offers a traditional Jewish service  in person and online. Those who want to become a member of Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at 714-396-0121 for a membership packet.


Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Oct. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, with Kusala from 9:30-11 a.m. Ven. Kusala is well known in the Buddhist community. He presents Buddhism in simple ways, teaching people how to suffer less and become happier.

For more information, call 714-468-6887.


Community Church

This Sunday, Oct. 1, Community Church will celebrate World Communion Sunday. This is an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the Leisure World Community and believers are drawn together in a shared purpose. The table is open, and all who are present in worship are welcome to receive Communion (also called the Eucharist or the Great Thanksgiving). This week’s message is titled “Fellowship of the Spirit” and will be drawn from Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:23-32. 

Those who are looking for fellowship are welcome to join worship this Sunday, Oct. 2, at 9:50 a.m., followed by a time fellowship and light refreshment. Come early for a cup of coffee in the Narthex. The church is located inside Leisure World at 14000 Church Place. People can also  watch the service live on Facebook @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld and  Zoom. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.

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


Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly takes time to observe holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month during its 10:30 a.m. service. Christians take Communion to follow Jesus’ directive:  “keep doing this in memory of me” (1 Corinthians 11:25). The wine is a symbolic of Jesus’ shed blood, spilled for the forgiveness of sins. The bread a symbol of his broken body, which he endured for the world’s healing and wholeness. Taking Communion is a reminder of this sacrifice that not only represents the new covenant believers have in him, but God’s immeasurable love for all people. People don’t have to be a member of the church to take Communion, as long as they have accepted Christ as their savior.

 All are welcome to come worship and enjoy great fellowship and a Bible-based teaching from Pastor Sheri Leming on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Come back for the Sunday evening celebration service at 5:30 p.m., preceded by pre-service prayer at 5. 

The midweek Bible Study is held every Wednesday at 11  a.m. GriefShare meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, call 562-598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.


LW Korean Community Church

Leisure World Korean Community Church (LWKCC) held its sixth annual outdoor Sunday service and friend gathering on Sept. 24.

Elder Pyeon Young-Cheol offered a representative prayer, and the choir sang “Longing for My Hometown.” Senior Pastor Young Yong Jang spoke about “living well together” from Psalm 133.  Elder Jun Yoo gave a special praise, and deacon Jeongha Hwang and his wife Younghee Yong played the ocarina and accompanied the worship service. After the service, ahead of Korea’s traditional Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), LWKCC alumni were invited to share a rich Korean meal, including ribs and songpyeon.During the meal, deacon Gyo-seon Kim and deacon Heo Sang-kwon played the saxophone.

At LWKCC, lunch is held every Sunday at 11:50 a.m. in the main hall.  The church holds an early prayer service every Tuesday-Saturday, at 6 a.m. in the sanctuary. On Saturdays, members of LWKCC have breakfast in the fellowship room after the prayer meeting.

Every other week the church holds seminars on how to use smartphones.

The church is located at 14000 Church Place inside LW Community Church.


First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from the Holy Bible verse by verse.  It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors to join and explore God’s word together, “that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine,” Romans 1:12.

Pastor’s Message

Pastor Gary Whitlatch will share a message from Colossians 3. 

Colosians 3:12-17, written by the apostle Paul and inspired by the Holy Spirit, is a beautiful portion of  Scripture that calls on God’s people to put on a heart of compassion and bear with one another, forgiving, just as the Lord forgave them. 

Paul describes love as the perfect uniting bond between God’s people. He tells them to allow the peace of Christ to be the decision maker in their life.

Colossians 3:18-25 is referred to as the “Christian Home” guide for followers of Christ. In these verses tenderness and kindness is the theme for how wives, husbands, children and parents are instructed to conduct themselves in a manner pleasing to the Lord with the inheritance of the Lord as their ultimate reward. 

Weekend Services

Sunday services are traditional from 9:30-10:45 a.m. with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogak at the piano.   This week  special guest Kathryn Virzi will sing “El Shaddai.”

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

Midweek Studies 

The women’s Bible study, led by Melli Herrera, is held on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

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

The Thursday Bible study group, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, meets from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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

All are welcome to attend.

Scripture of the Week

“Now may the Lord of peace himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all” 2 Thessalonians 3:16.


First Christian church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125.  For more information, call the church office line at 562-431-8810. The call will be returned at the earliest opportunity.


Assembly of God

As in the instance of the aroma of fresh-baked bread coming from the oven, or the first few notes of a favorite song being played by the band, one can recognize the presence of something without a formal announcement. Jesus says in John 13:35 that Christians will be known by their inherent “aroma” or “melody,” known as “love.”

Love is not known until it is shown. Pastor Chuck Franco will share a message from Acts 4:36-37 titled “How to be a Do-Gooder.”

Assembly of God’s Bible study continues with “The Ten Commandments,” a video series by Albert Tate. 

Understanding the commandments as permission to live freely within the safety and protection of God’s law instead of a confining set of harsh rules of is pivotal in understanding God’s character. 

Students enjoy the opportunity for guided discussion and applying biblical truth to their own situations.

Leisure World Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Wednesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  The Hymn Sing is at 6 p.m. on the fourth Sunday night of each month in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. 

For more information, visit lwassemblyofgod.com, or Facebook at the Leisure World Assembly of God Church page, where people can catch up on past sermons. 

Contact the church office at 562-357-4360 or pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com for more information.


Redeemer Lutheran & St. Theodore’s Episcopal Churches

On Oct. 1, the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, Jerry Brady will preside over the combined service answering the question “Who Gives Us the Say So?” The choir, under the direction of Sharon Heck will sing “Jesus, Name Above All Names.”

The greeters this week will be Betty Lucero and Elaine Lee, and the reader will be Kay Pushman. After the service there will be have coffee and fellowship in the conference room. 

Join Redeemer Lutheran Church celebrating 60 years in Leisure World on Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following the service. The church is located across from Administration.


LW Baptist

LW Baptist will meet on Sunday. Oct. 1, for worship at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4.

The church is God’s family, made up of children of God through faith in Jesus Christ, with great diversity of gifted people. Jesus promised that he would build his church, and he did, as seen today all over the world. 

In the Bible, God repeatedly declares his love for his family. The church is precious to God, and so he calls believers to love his family with the same affection he has for the church. Each believer has their gifts and talents from God. All together, believers are a community of graces. United, they praise God for his family, the church. They sing, “For her my tears shall fall; for her my prayers ascend; To her my cares and toils be given, till toils and cares shall end.”

For more information about LW Baptist, call 562-430-8598.




BINGO. Saturday/September-30th/5-10:30pm. St. Hedwig Church, Quinn Hall. 11482 Los Alamitos Boulevard, Los Alamitos/ 90720. Must purchase game Tokens $1.00/each. 714-931-1816. Exp 10/04


We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. Convert to WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911  

Serving LW since 1999.   SB Business License 699080.  Exp 10/11



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure-World since 1978. Planting/Clean-Ups/Fertilization. New Lawns, etc. Offering my services to every Mutual. Honest and Reliable. State Contractor’s License 779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 11/22


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/10/2024




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 10/18

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 11/08


CORY GEE PAINTING. State Contractor License 1049257.  Bonded and Insured. Interior and Exterior, Cabinets/Drywall/Texturing/Acoustic-Ceilings, Senior-Discounts. (714)-308-9931.  Exp 10/18


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 10/18


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

Exp 11/01


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



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562)-841-3787. SB Business License BRA0002.  Exp 10/04


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

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  SB Business License  AB0001.  Exp 10/11

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge.  Diane Hart 714-955-2885.



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


Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770.SB Business License HEL0006.  Exp 12/20



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured.  SB Business License BCS0002. Exp 1/31/2024


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years LW experience. Licensed Reliable, Honest Caregivers. 24-hours/Part-Time/Doctor-Appointments. References, Fluent English.  Ann/714-624-1911 and 562-277-3650/Heide.  SB Business License HYC0001.  Exp 10/25



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. SB License PAN0003.   Exp 10/11


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ0002.   Exp 11/01


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License CAM0006.   Exp 10/18


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen (714)-425-4198.   Exp 12/20


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538.  Exp 11/01


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

Exp 12/20


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. Walls, Floors, WINDOWS. CALL PHIL 562-881-2093. Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. Exp 10/11



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

SB Business License GRA0006.   Exp 10/04


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  SB Business License RAZ002.  Exp 11/01


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 11/01


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

SB Business License M0001A.  Exp 12/13


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659,  (323)-413-0830.  SB Business  License14206409. Exp 12/13


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. SB Business License CIP0001   Exp 1/10/2024


COMPUTER SERVICES (562)-733-9193

All things computer related. Phones, TV’s, Tablets, Electronic gadgets. Call John LW Resident.  SB License FUH0001.

Exp 11/01



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.   CA Business License 046854. Exp 12/20


Looking for Honda CRV with LOW mileage. (562) 596-2811.


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


Golf Cart Tires in Leisure-World with “SPECIALTY TIRES”.  All-Standard-Sizes and MORE!  1-800-847-9593. SB Business License SPE0007.  Exp 11/15


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 11/01


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 10/11

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 11/22



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great-Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 10/04



Your-Friendly-MOVERS. We-offer-Hauling-Service-too. ANY size job!  Call (310)-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 10/11


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE Buying Furnishings/Wrought-Iron/Rattan/1960s-Modern/Artwork/Rugs/Statutes/Tiki/Jewelry/Vintage-Clothing/Miscellaneous-Collectibles, ETC. Call/562-243-7229  Exp 11/08


RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday, October-7th, 9:00am to 1:00p.m. 13560 Medinac Lane, (Mutual-5/Apartment-102H). Lots of Clothing, White-Pants/Jeans/Luggage/Hawaiian-Dresses/New-Router/Shoes/Handbags/Scarves/Small-Paintings/Mirrors/Costume-Jewelry/Toys/CDs. 562-301-5539 Exp 10/11


Private Sale – Mutual 17 – Now through Oct. 5 – Call for appointment. Light gray sofa, lift coffee table, quality end tables, recliner, side chair, recliner. Dining table/6 chairs. Buffets, cabinets, televisions, accent tables, area rugs. Lamps, wall décor and kitchen items. King bed, maple dressers, nightstands, lingerie chest, desk with hutch. Beautiful gray day bed/trundle. Wicker patio chairs, outdoor rug, large lanterns, dolly. 38 pieces of Fiesta dinnerware, Keurig, silver plated tea set, Bose radios, and more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232. POB 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.


Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise. Thursday/September-28th and Friday/September-29th/9:00am-2:00pm. 1500 Homewood Road, Mutual-5/Unit-94F. Welcome to the “Angel” Home. We have over 200 Beautiful Figures of every kind to choose from (Figurines/Wooden/etc.). Hummel/Jim-Shore/Lenox/Willow-Tree. Rectangular-Dining-Table-with-6-Chairs/China-Cabinet/Hall-Tree/Luggage/Plus-Size-Women-Clothing/Floral-Print-Couch-and-Loveseat/Crystal/Electric-Fireplace/Tea-Pots/Tea-Cups/Crockpots/Lots-of-Artwork/Pride-Electronic-Scooter/Rocker-Recliner/Christmas/Jewelry/and-so-MORE. For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 with your name by Wednesday evening. POB 427, Seal Beach, 90740. Seal Beach Business License 14206514.


HUGE Patio Sale. Thursday/September-28th and Friday/September-29th, 9:00am-4:00pm. 13801 Eldorado Drive, Mutual-3/Unit-11J. ANTIQUES/Mahogany-Table-Chairs/Lamps/Pictures/Clocks/Miscellaneous-Items/Bedroom-Lamps/Pictures/Linens/Blankets/Pots/Pans/Dishes/Flatware/Kitchen-Miscellaneous.


Leisure World 2-Master-Bedrooms with OWN bath. Super clean and light, NO-SMOKING, no-pets. One-time LW membership fee required PER person, must financially qualify with 60-90/day waiting period. $2,000/per month. Call (949) 680-8840 and leave message for call back. Exp 10/04

FRee item

2-Barstools, 26” seat height with backs. Teal faux leather. Call 714-697-2563.