Special events set for entire year
After a slow but steady comeback from the pandemic, the Recreation Department is prepped to go full speed ahead in 2023. Residents won’t want to miss any of the special events that are in the works, with more information to come:
• Feb. 12: Superbowl Watch Party, Clubhouse 4.
• Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Dance, tickets on sale, Clubhouse 2 (see Arts section for more).
• March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance, Clubhouse 4.
• April 7-8: Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, new; Clubhouse 2.
• May 5: Cinco De Mayo Party, Clubhouse 6.
• May 13: Mother’s Day Brunch, Clubhouse 4.
• June 10: GRF Music Festival, Veterans Plaza.
• June 17: GRF Community Swap Meet, Administration Parking Lot.
• July 4: Fourth of July Car Show, Clubhouse 6 and Administration parking lot
And that’s just the beginning. Mayoka Bassett, the GRF’s new event coordinator, is busy planning bus trips and staff is now booking the 2023 summer Amphitheater season.
Many more events are planned for the second half of the year so watch for updates in the LW Weekly and on LW Live.
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year-End Mailouts—Setting It Straight
Shareholders should receive 2023 assessment coupon books and guest passes in the next two weeks through the mail. As of Jan. 1, monthly assessment amounts have changed and the packet will contain new assessment amounts.
Assessments are automatically updated for residents who have signed up for ACH/direct debit with their Mutual through the GRF Accounting office.
Residents who pay monthly assessments through their bank’s bill-pay service or by check will need to manually change the amounts they are remitting.
Late fees are waived in January.
Last week’s LW Weekly incorrectly stated that people should have already received the year-end assessment notification. Assessments are now in the process of being processed and mailed.
MLK Holiday Notice
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Monday, Jan. 16.
The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies only and may be reached at 594-4754.
Remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by Ruth Osborn
“How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,” so said Martin Luther King in the speech that culminated the Selma to Montgomery March on March 25, 1965.
The words echo through the years, resonating even today in the lives of clear-eyed men and women who know that this nation’s integrity—its wholeness—rests entirely on living up to this founding ideal, that all men are created equal.
And freedom is for all.
For Mutual 15 resident Donald R. Koepke, March 21, 1965, was a day unlike all others in his 23 years of life. He was a seminary student at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago when he decided to go to Selma.
After a 24-hour ride on a packed bus, he arrived at the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church near the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. The group disembarked and found a spot close to the front.
Koepke in his clerical collar stood with a sea of people, waiting.
At the time, Selma was a hotbed of racial injustice.
The city’s Blacks comprised one half of the population, but only one percent were registered to vote because of poll taxes and literacy tests. Klu Klux Klan violence and represssive local police and lawmakers were rampant.
In the middle of the cauldron, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) began a drive to register Black voters.
On Jan. 2, 1965, King and SCLC joined the SNCC, the Dallas County Voters League and other local African American activists in the voter registration drive.
On Feb. 19, state troopers attacked marchers during a protest in Marion. Trooper James Bonard Fowler shot and killed Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26-year-old deacon of the St. James Baptist Church, who was trying to protect his mother from the trooper’s nightstick. (Fowler was charged with murder in 2007 and pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2010, according to CNN).
On March 9, about 3,200 people with peace on their minds descended on Selma. Fifty-four miles and five days later, the nonviolent protest swelled to 25,000 people, culminating on the steps of the Alabama capitol in Montgomery.
‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes,’’ said King, in his address there.
That’s true for Donald Koepke. His participation in the march as a young Lutheran seminarian remains a highpoint of his life: “It strongly solidified my passion for the poor, those who have been made weak by culture,” he said.
As a boy of 12, he had an avid interest in Native Americans. As he read about tribal leaders, he came away “loving the U.S. but abhoring the genocide of Native Americans and the white supremacy that fueled it. I felt connected to the disenfranchised.”
That early perspective gave rise to his passion for the civil rights movement.
“I detested that white Americans felt they were better than Blacks,” he said.
On that day in March, all these core values coalesced in the truth of King’s words.
Koepke stood with his fellow travelers just 50 feet from the podium where King would speak. All around, people were singing freedom songs, ones Koepke learned on the 800-mile bus ride to Alabama.
“We did a lot of singing on the bus. Youth with guitars taught us all the civil rights songs; I remember them to this day,” he said.
And even in a Starbucks on Thursday morning, he sang out the words as if he were still in Selma: “Oh freedom, oh freedom, oh freedom over me,
“And before I’d be a slave, I’ll be buried in my grave
“And go home to my Lord and be free.”
“It goes to the heart of the African-American psyche,” he said.
Once the group hit the Mason-Dixon line that March day, the bus did not stop except to refuel: “We were in a foreign land; we were in the south,” he said.
They arrived hours early, and “the mood was cautious and exhilarated. We went to the church early and stood there for hours. Because we were in front, we had no idea how many people were behind us.
“There were speakers, civil rights songs, and then, Dr. King.
“He was a Baptist preacher, and unabashed about that,” Koepke remembered. “He believed all people were created in the image of God and steeped in the prophets who constantly railed against pride and prejudice, and not treating people properly. He spoke with passion and clarity of Christian thought.”
“Suddenly we were the people of God, leaving bondage, and we were being led out across the Red Sea, the Peddus Bridge, to the promised land.
“I could see the sweat coming off his brow and the passion of that man evoked an emotional response that was more than emotion, I would say it was from the soul.”
The group got louder and louder, shouting and clapping, and King got louder and louder.
“We were on our feet and energized, ready to go,” said Koepke.
“It was as powerful as the God moments I have had in my life. King was a pragmatist and a student of history. He was a radical, and he believed radical ideas were given birth through non-violence.
“He was calling the U.S. to live up to the ideal that all men are created equal.
“Be who you are, people . . . I still say that,” said Koepke, who has spent a lifetime realizing that ideal.
Koepke went on to graduate seminary and serve Lutheran churches in Illinois, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and in Cerritos, California.
His passion for civil rights segued into work against redlining, the illegal practice of refusing to offer credit or insurance in a particular community on a discriminatory basis; and later, South African Apartheid and the rights of the developmentally disabled.
He moved to Leisure World in 2015 and is on the board of the Senior Patriots for Peace. His new passion is to fight against ageism, the stereotying and marginalizing people who are older.
“You can see the thread from all the way back,” he mused.
At 12 years old, he came to believe that a country he loved participated in Native American genocide. And at 80, he sees white entitlement still cutting a swarth of injustice across the land.
But he stood firm, once side by side with King, and now, with others of the same mind.
“I am a patriot for wholeness and justice,” he said. “Peace comes as we not only struggle to understand each other, but respect each other. After 450 of slavery, cultural norms were formed onto the psyche of America so deeply that they can not be erased by a mere 150 years of ‘emancipation.’ More is yet to be done. Martin Luther’s dream is being fulfilled, but it has yet to be reality.”
After King’s speech that March day, it was time to march. People walked eight abreast across the Edmund Winston Pettus Bridge, named for a one-time Confederate brigadier general who was also a U.S. senator from Alabama and the Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan.
No matter its namesake, on that day, it was a bridge leading to the promised land.
In His Own Words
LWer remembers civil rights march
by the Rev. Fred Fenton
This year marks the 57th anniversary of the march. Was it really that long ago? Much has happened since then. On Dec. 15, Harvard University announced that Claudine Gay, a distinguished Black woman, will become the 30th president of the oldest college in America. That makes her the first Black person and the second woman to lead the Ivy League school. My wife, Linda, and I will attend the 65th reunion of my Harvard class of 1958 this June.
In 1965, I was vicar of a small, Southern California mission church and my wife and I had a five-year-old son. Now with three grown sons and three granddaughters, one of whom has graduated from college, I still have vivid memories of the event.
I joined the march at the invitation of my bishop. His letter arrived, inviting me to join a group from the diocese. I told my secretary I wanted to participate but could not afford the plane tickets. She was a can-do Black woman and determined I should go. Before long she had raised enough money for both my wife and me to make the trip.
The rural dean, an Englishman who had spent five years in Alabama, thought our decision unwise. He wrote, “I hope you have made your will and arranged your affairs….” I sent his letter to the local newspaper. The next day, a front-page article proclaimed “Beach Pastor ’Bama Bound” and quoted from the dean’s letter. Not an auspicious beginning for a young priest in his first cure!
letter. Not an auspicious beginning for a young priest in his first cure!
Arriving for the charter flight to Montgomery, we found a celebrative mood among participants. The bishop was handing out Episcopal Volunteer medals. Then the FBI arrived. They ordered luggage from the plane removed and began searching for explosives.
My wife and I retreated behind a pillar for a private conversation. Our child was staying with grandparents. We did not want him to become an orphan. Finally, we decided to put our trust in God. The march had become, for us, a journey in faith.
The scene at the airport was chaotic. Marchers kept arriving from all over the country. The public restrooms were out of all supplies. A priest friend, who had been with the marchers from Selma, camping at night in fields adjacent to the highway, saw the look of distress on my wife’s face and said, “What’s wrong?” When she told him, he reached into his backpack and produced a roll of toilet paper. Talk about manna from heaven!
I saw a rabbi with a long, white beard, sitting with his back against a wall in the terminal. He was sound asleep. Leaning against him, also sleeping, was a black child. I thought of the words “black and white together,” from a version of the great anthem of the Civil Rights movement, “We Shall Overcome.”
Those of us pouring into the terminal were joining the last leg of the march from Selma to the steps of the state capitol. Our route took us through a section of the city with the poorest housing we had ever seen. Black men, women and children were waving handkerchiefs and cheering us on. It was a hot and muggy day, punctuated by light showers. I was in a dark suit and clerical collar, and wearing a topcoat. My wife was wearing a coat, too. The march seemed interminable. Soon, I was carrying both coats. A young UCLA student spotted me trudging along. Like an angel from heaven, he asked if he could carry the coats for me. Could he!
The downtown part of the march was a sharp contrast to the impoverished neighborhood we had just been through. Here, sullen white faces appeared and taunts could be heard. National guard soldiers, in uniform and carrying rifles, lined both sides of the highway. They had been sent by President Johnson to protect the marchers. These were mostly young men, 18 or 19 years of age. Like us, they looked hot, tired and scared, but I was very glad they were there.
SNCC, or “Snick” workers, brave young Black people who risked their lives in voter registration drives, ran along the sides of our column ashing cards that read, “SMILE.” Without a doubt the most joyful marchers were from a big Jewish temple in Los Angeles. They had arrived on the same flight with us. Repeatedly chanting songs in Hebrew, they wore hard hats for protection.
Arriving at the capitol, we were surprised to see the Confederate flag flying from a tall pole near the capitol building. Twenty-five thousand marchers waited a full two hours before Dr. King spoke. He did not disappoint. His powerful words echoed over the area and gave us all hope for the future of the civil rights movement and of the nation.
On our way back to the airport, tired and thirsty, we stopped at a Black church where members were providing jugs of water for the marchers to drink. A photographer asked to take a picture of the sign I was carrying. It pictured black and white leaves together on a vine growing out of a cross.
Racism, as we know, is not confined to one section of the country. When we got home to California, hate messages began arriving. We were mailed pictures of massacred children and told this would happen to our child. Ugly telephone calls came at all hours of the day and night. One male voice, which sounded quite serious, said a bomb had been placed under our house. The sheriff’s deputy who came to investigate laughed and said, “I’d like to see them try. The house is sitting on a cement slab.” The next Sunday my sermon title was taken from an old, gospel hymn, “How firm a foundation.”
I have been asked about the film, “Selma.” Some of the things it depicts are accurate, others are not. It is an artistic interpretation, not a documentary. Those of us in the march had different experiences, but as I look back from my vantage point as a retired priest and a veteran of peace and justice work, all of us, I think, would say we were glad to have responded to Dr. King’s call and to have participated in a history-making event.
CERT Disaster Prep Information
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will meet at ?? in Clubhouse 3, Room 4 on Jan. 27. The topic will be Create Your Family Emergency Plan. All are welcome.
CERT holds 45-minute organizational meetings at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, on the four Friday of the month.
Meanwhile LW residents are encouraged to give emergency preparedness a high priority. To that end, people should make sure their Go Bags and at-home supplies of food and medicines are up to date.
In-depth training will be offered beginning in February. The twice-a-week classes cover Introduction to disaster preparedness, disaster psychology, team organization, fire suppression, light search and rescue and basic medical training, among other topics. Those who complete the course earn a certificate and are fully prepared to help out in the event of a disaster.
Class information will be publicized in a future edition of the LW Weekly.
For more information, contact Health and Safety Specialist Eloy Gomez at Eloy@lwsb.com.
There are many ways to promote LW clubs
by Kathy Thayer
A review of the Recreation Department’s monthly activity log shows that since the lifting of restrictions related to COVID-19, participation in all amenities is down approximately 15% over 2019.
It’s not just the clubs but most activities across the board. Golf is up and dance attendance is starting to rise, but fitness participation is down.
Partly due to cultural changes since the pandemic and partly because many new residents haven’t yet acclimated to all LW has to offer, the Recreation Department would like to offer some suggestions on how to promote LW clubs and organizations.
Recently, the GRF Recreation Committee voted to remove physical bulletin boards in the clubhouses.
Clubs now have an opportunity to upgrade their promotional methods. Does your club have a Facebook page or other social media presence? Do you send email blasts to your members and fans? Do you submit LW Weekly articles and flyers in a timely manner?
One of the best ways of getting the word out about your organization or event is on the digital bulletin boards that grace every clubhouse, as well as GRF offices. Professionally crafted, eye-catching flyers scroll 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving your club its best exposure. The policy governing this option, with the specifications, can be obtained from the News or Recreation departments. Simply put, you may submit your own professional quality artwork digitally, in landscape format. Technically challenged? There is no charge for digital flyers if you ask GRF to create the artwork for you unless it requires excessive staff time.
Clubs may submit articles to the newspaper by the end of business on Thursdays to be published the following week. Any GRF club or organization may submit contact and meeting information or even have a link to a subsite under the Active Living tab on LWSB.com. It is the club’s responsibility to see that this information is kept up to date, but Recreation is here to help. Once the new website is launched, residents looking for an activity like yours will be able to access your information even more easily.
GRF Policy 1406-50, Item 5, states: “Although Members are allowed to invite guests, no club may advertise or publicize its activities so as to imply its membership or events are open to non-GRF Members.”
Recently, with the prolific use of social media, postings and ads for club events have been showing up on the internet. It is incumbent upon club officers to educate their members about the policies governing clubs, specifically promoting an event on trust property outside of Leisure World is strictly prohibited. Electronic newsletters would fall under this provision and should be shared exclusively with club members, with the disclaimer that this event is closed to non-GRF Members.
Although club members may invite a guest, it should be emphasized that the Authorized Resident who invites the guest must accompany them at all times.
Clubs may not advertise any activity that is in violation of state, local or federal law. Unless a club is a registered charitable organization or other non-profit with a license to conduct a lottery, raffles and other games of chance are illegal and cannot be promoted. Recreation receives calls daily inquiring about clubs when information is not readily found. Help us help you get the word out and we thank you for doing it within the rules.
For more information, contact the Reservations Office by email at email@example.com.
CH lockers must be assigned by Rec
Despite posting notices on lockers several times in the clubhouses, it appears that unassigned lockers have been taken over by individuals or clubs. This will serve as final notice:
Residents who are using lockers that have not been officially assigned to their clubs or not otherwise leased to them by the Recreation Department will lose the contents of the lockers. Locks will be cut off and the contents disposed of.
Clubs should advise members who may have seen an empty locker and decided to use it, not realizing that GRF policy mandates that all lockers must be leased annually at Recreation when members renew their clubs.
People who are unsure of assigned locker numbers or locations are asked to contact Melissa Gomez at 562-431-6586, ext. 326
For more information, contact the Reservations Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interact Solutions Town Hall
Interact Solutions will host an informational meeting or residents interested in learning more about the bulk cable and Internet service coming to LW. The final town hall is set for Jan. 21. All meetings are in the lobby of Clubhouse 3 from 1:30-5 p.m.
LW Library Hours
The LW Library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Computers and fax, copy and printing services are also available. For more information, call 563-598-2431.
Health & Fitness
SB Senior Lunch Program
Meals on Wheels Orange County partnered with the city of Seal Beach to host a senior lunch program at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach, from 11 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday. Sugar free desserts and water-packed fruits are available. The program is open to anyone 60 or older. Suggested contribution is $3, but everyone is welcome, even if a contribution is not possible. Guests under 60 pay $5.
The menus are available online at https://www.mealsonwheelsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/C1-January-Menu-2023-FINAL.pdf.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Salisbury steak, mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, sugar free pear crisp, breadstick.
Friday, Jan. 13
Barbecue McRib with a Parker House roll, mashed potatoes, baked beans, collard greens, apple pie or fresh fruit.
Monday, Jan. 16
Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Low sugar roast turkey breast with hummus sandwich, whole wheat pita bread, tomato and cucumber salad, barley, corn, and mango salad, canned peaches.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Split pea soup with sugar free crackers, greek salad with edamame and shredded chicken, marinated vegetable salad, sugar free apple crisp.
LW Zumba Club always attracts a lot of residents in the beginning of the year, after the holiday festivities. Classes are held on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs in the dancing room from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Joyful Line Dance
Joyful Line Dance Club meets on Thursdays in Clubhouse 6 upstairs, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and has multiple leaders who take turns to lead the class. They are Albert and Gladys Comia, Jojo Weingart, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada, Connie Peck and Sunny Kim.
For safety, classes are limited to 35 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Face masks and exercise shoes are strongly recommended. No membership or registration fees are required, but donations are welcome.
For more information, text 562-301-5339.
The following weekly excercise classes air 24/7 on SBTV-3 via TWC Spectrum CH3, Frontier Fios CH37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have ROKU channel? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv.
Playback schedule available each week in LWWeekly and SBTV3.org.
5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)
6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)
Noon: Silver Age Yoga (2.5 hrs)
7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)
5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages (30 mins)
6 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (3.5 hrs)
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)
8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
Noon: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)
8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga (4.5 hrs)
8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit (1 hr)
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at 562-439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application or cancel a meal for the following day, before 9 a.m. the prior business day.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Beef picado, Spanish rice, black beans, mandarin oranges, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, carrot and raisin salad.
Friday, Jan. 13
Chili relleno casserole, Spanish rice, pinto beans, peach cobbler, taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese cilantro, salsa dressing and crackers.
Monday, Jan. 16
Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Herb-roasted pork loin with honey mustard sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, zucchini medley, apple, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, homemade macaroni salad.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Beef Stroganoff, brown rice, zucchini medley, seasoned carrots, cantaloupe, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, homemade potato salad.
LW Yoga Club
Yoga has a well-deserved reputation for helping to improve balance and flexibility. Just like running or weight training, it can help build muscle and burn calories.
LW Yoga Club offers classes for gradual weight loss and relaxation on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 6 at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Outdoor yoga classes are held next to Veterans Plaza on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Each class is $8.
Online Zoom classes with long-time local instructor, Jenny Ahn, are well-attended and available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per class.
For more information, call Connie Adkins at 562-506-5063.
The Wa-Rite’s last weigh in for the year was a total loss of 20.5 pounds. The biggest loser was Henrietta Peavy with a loss of three pounds. The next meeting is on Jan. 6 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Weigh in is from 8-8:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 9. The club will discuss 2023 elections for new board members.
The Leisure World Al-Anon Club meets on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3. The group meets in Room 8 on second and fourth Mondays and in the hearing assisted Room 7 on first and third Mondays.
Al-Anon is a 12-step program for family members and friends of alcoholics. For more information, call 562-598-6121.
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Valentine’s Dinner Dance returns from pandemic hiatus
The GRF Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 14, will return this year after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The romantic not-for-couples-only evening will begin at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2, with a sumptuous dinner of chicken piccata, garlic mashed potatoes, a steamed vegetable medley, Sonoma salad and chocolate mousse for dessert, catered by Country Gardens Caterers.
Music and dancing will be provided by Anthony and Doniele Bernasconi, whose repertoire runs the gamut from Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye to Billy Joel, James Brown and Michael Bublé.
Anthony wowed the amphitheater audience last season with his Bublé tribute show and Doniele is an artist in her own right with her country classics renditions. Their versatile and engaging style draws the audience into the fun and gets the house rocking.
Residents are encouraged to book early, as this event always sells out and seating is limited. Tables may be purchased by groups of eight, subject to availability. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 for a table and are available at the Recreation office in Building 5. For more information, contact Mayoka Bassell at 562-431-6586 ext. 476 or email email@example.com.
Weekend dances bring classic rock, jazz and country to LW
Classic rock, Motown and pop on Jan. 14
Vinyl Rock will be playing on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Orange County based band consists of nine members who passionately perform classic rock, Motown and pop tunes primarily from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.
The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by 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. Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers. The doors open at 6:30.
Big Band Swing and jazz on Jan. 15
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. They are back in action on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 6-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Velvetones play regularly at Clubhouse 4 on the first and third Sunday evenings.
Country rock on Jan. 28
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Abilene returns to Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m. Abilene is Seal Beach Leisure World’s No. 1 country rock band going strong for 20 years. Terry Otte leads Abilene and shares singing duties with Tina Schaffer. Guitarist Rod Anderson, bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer round out the group. Doors open at 6:30 and music goes till 9.
• Masks are no longer required regardless of vaccination status but are strongly recommended.
• 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 and arrange the setup for the following day.
• 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 LWer’s favorite bands.
Cake and ice cream were served last Tuesday at Cribbage Club in celebration of Maureen Habel’s birthday. Potsy Frank provided refreshments. She and Maureen served all 54 club members present.
Scores were high this week. Dave LaCascia took first place honors with a score of 842. Second place went to Drew Sargent with 841. Cleo Looney placed third with 840, and Franca Yeske placed fourth with 838. Candy Meyers won six of the seven games played with Carrie Kistner, who had no wins for the day.
Seven games are played each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending by 4 p.m. Refreshments to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions are donated by members and served at noon. Those who want to learn how to play cribbage, brush up on the game or learn more about the club should call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at 714-394-5885.
Dues of $5 are now being accepted for 2023. To pay, stop at the check-in desk before play begins next Tuesday.
Doo Wop Club
Let the Good Times Roll will hold a Winter Country Dance with live music by Whiskey Hayride in Clubhouse 2 on Saturday, Jan. 21. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. The dance is free to LW residents and their guests.
The Doo Wop Club graciously asks for donations to help offset costs so it can bring more fun to the stage all year.
Learn more about the club by becoming a virtual fan on the its Facebook page. Those interested in joining the Doo Wop Club as a performer or as a club extra should talk to club President Frank Destra or Vice President Lu DeSantis at the dance.
People are invited to polish their boots, wear their finest cowboy jeans, grab that Western style shirt, put on their cowboy hats and get ready to dance.
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The Leisure World RV Club’s next general meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1—the first general meeting of the new year. A dinner and social hour begins at 5 p.m.
The club will also hold a soup contest. Members are encouraged to bring a Crock Pot of soup for the competition. Three winners will receive gift cards.
The refreshment committee will serve up a variety of sandwiches. Beverages will also be provided. People are encouraged to bring a side dish, such as a salad, cold or hot dish, or a dessert. Guests must pay
$10 for entry, but may enter for free if they bring a side dish.
The club welcomes input and suggestions from members on how the board can make the club even better in 2023. Membership dues for 2023, which cost $10, are being collected.
For more information about the RV Club, contact Bob Konier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Traveling Tigers Club’s Jan. 18 meeting has been cancelled.
The club will resume meeting next month on Feb. 15.
Saturday Morning Dance Class
Two dance classes are held every Saturday in Clubhouse 6, Section C, at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
In January, Candice Davis will teach East Coast swing on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and foxtrot at 10 a.m.
New topics are voted on each month. Each class is $7 per person. Partners are not needed.
For more information, contact club President William Young at 408-858-3560.
Hui O Hula
After a Christmas performance by Hui O Hula—Leisure World’s Hawaiian dance club—at the LW Maintenance Yard, both hui/groups wished all who live in LW a happy and healthy 2023. It is an annual tradition to share the holiday spirits in hula with the staff from the LW Weekly and the GRF Recreation Department. The group gives a big mahalo to the hard working staff, and to the custodians of Clubhouse 3 and Clubhouse 6, for keeping the dance rooms in pristine condition all year long. Hui O Hula offers hula dance lessons twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 p.m. For more information about hula classes, performances, or how to join the group, call 562-431-2242.
The winners on Dec. 26 were: Marge Dodero, first, 11,930; Julia Inree, second, 9,660; Jim Kasper, third, 9,580; and Oscar Moya, fourth, 8,720.
The winners on Dec. 29 were Marilyn Allred, first, 10,980; Oscar Moya, second, 10,080; Irene Perkins, third, 9,930; Lynne Sorum and Jean Sudbeck tied for fourth, 9,890.
The Pinochle Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1.
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Woman’s Club Tabletop Games
The Tabletop Games this month will be held on the third Friday, Jan 20. Members will play from noon-4 p.m. The club will have a 50/50 drawing at the beginning of the games. Members and friends are welcome to bring and/or join any game they enjoy.
Everyone is asked to donate $1 to help support the Woman’s Club philanthropies. This month, at the Woman’s Club meeting— which is held on the first Tuesday of every month—members presented a check to the Leisure World Impaired Vision and Hearing Club. This club provides meetings, information, programs and aids to help the impaired live a full and rewarding life.
Refreshments are served, as well as sweet treats, coffee and hot water for tea and hot cocoa. Some gamers like to bring their own lunch.
Any questions or concerns regarding the tabletop games can be directed to Jan Krehbiel at 562-431-8240.
Those interested in learning more about the Woman’s Club of Leisure World can attend its monthly meetings, which include live entertainment and provide help to a wide range of need in the community.
For more information or to join the Woman’s Club, contact Kathy Russell at 949-293-7517.
This week, the Karaoke Club shares its updates in the form of lyrics.
Ode to Karaoke Club
Karaoke on Wednesday
Right here in Clubhouse 1
Can’t wait to get singing
Such fun for everyone
Well ya pick your songs
You can’t go wrong
What a night you’ll see
Karaoke on Wednesday
The place you oughta be
Karaoke on Wednesday
They might laugh if you mess up
But don’t let it get to you
Their turn is coming up
You see you can’t go wrong
No matter what you do
You’re having so much fun
Karaoke on Wednesday
Great fun for everyone
Karaoke on Wednesday
Headed by the best
Without Walter and Margie
We’d all be just a mess
Cause they key us right
To help us out
We need them all the time
Karaoke on Wednesday
Thank God they’re by our side
Yes Karaoke on Wed
Thank God they’re by our side
Photo Arts Club
The Photo Arts Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. The assignment was to photograph an image with lots of texture. The entries will be displayed on the large screen TV and discussed with the group.
People should also bring recent photos to share. Resource members will be available at the end of the meeting to help with specific camera or iPhone issues.
The club’s treasurer will be collecting dues of $10 for 2023.Everyone is welcome. For more information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at 562–430-7978.-
On Dec. 30, the winner for most Yahtzees was Marilyn Moody; Lyn Doyle had the highest score; Pat Wilson had the lowest score. The door prize winner was Chandra Kantor. The next meeting will be held Jan. 20 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a halftime social. The club meets the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month. For more information, contact Diane Seeger at 562-533-5997.
Friends of the Library Bookstore
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library, President Joyce Brannon thanks all the volunteers, donors and shoppers for making this year’s holiday boutique the most successful in recent memory. The spirit of goodwill was plentiful in the cooperation and industry shared by FOL leaders, volunteers and the community, and with support from the LW Library staff.
The FOL Valentine’s boutique is now open. The bookstore welcomes donations, especially books, puzzles and magazines.
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Woodshop supervisors needed
The newly remodeled Woodshop in Clubhouse 1 is open and gaining in popularity. In hopes of extending the hours to accommodate more residents, the Recreation Department is looking for a few good woodworkers to join its roster of volunteer supervisors. In particular, the department is looking for woodworkers who can commit to a few hours on one or two Saturdays a month, which would enable residents who still work to take advantage of the facility.
Those interested in becoming a volunteer supervisor at the clubhouse woodshop should call Recreation Director Jesse Cripps at 562-431-6586, ext. 350, to set up an appointment. Typically, experienced woodworker hobbyists should be available for one or two 4-hour shifts a week.
For more information, contact Recreation at 562-431-6586, ext. 398.
Orchid expert to give talk in LB
The South Coast Orchid Society will present a program by Scott McGregor, “Pushing Limits: Growing Orchid Species Outdoors in Southern California”, from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St. in Long Beach.
After retiring from an IT career several years ago, Scott developed expert skills in growing orchids. Southern California, with its favorable climate, is an ideal location to grow hundreds of orchid species outdoors. This is the story of an experiment to push the limits on what might be possible to grow, with a number of surprising outcomes. From this talk, people will learn about some beautiful new species they can grow and some tips and techniques on outdoor growing. The program is free and open to the public.
For more information, email email@example.com.
LWer participates in New Year’s tradition
The Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a national tradition with links to Leisure World. The Salvation Army Band is one of two bands—Marines are the other—with a history of over 100 years of participation in the 5.5-mile march along Colorado Boulevard. The members join from around the United States and are regular participants in their local Salvation Army Corps (church) bands.
The Seiler family has participated in the event for over 25 years. Major Fred Seiler—who formely lived in Mutual 5 for over 25 years—and his wife Irene may be remembered for the Monday night Home League in Clubhouse 4, sponsored by The Salvation Army. On Jan. 2, of this year, now retired SA officer Paul Seiler of Mutual 15, son-in-law Jim Sparks (Pasadena, husband to Stephanie), and grandsons Ethan and Garrett participated in the parade together.
This reflects a tradition of four generations of Salvation Army band members in both families. Jim’s grandfather holds the record as the longest consistent member to march for 60 years. His grandmother Kathy Sparks also lived in Leisure World prior to her passing. Paul was the oldest marcher in the Salvation Army band this year with no discomfort. He walks three to four miles daily after relinquishing his long-time running habit, which included two marathons and several 10K runs.
The parade is held on Jan. 2 when New Year’s Day falls on Sunday, based on the original agreement with Pasadena churches. This year, 30 Salvation Army church band members travelled from Seoul, Korea to join the group of 150 marchers. The Salvation Army is the largest international nonprofit faith-based social services organization represented in 132 countries, meeting human needs without discrimination.
People are invited to watch Philip Glass’s contemporary hit-“Akhnaten” on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Learning Center of Clubhouse 3.
Set in Egypt of 1375 BC, it focuses on the life of an innovative pharaoh who opposed tradition by introducing monotheism. The move angers the traditional clergy and people, who resist questioning their established ways of life despite some strong arguments in favor of new ways. Margaret Gillon, the Opera Club’s new president, will talk about the beauty of sound in the absense of orchestral violins.
Act 1 opens with the passing ritual for the revered Egyptian King Amenhotep III and the crowning of his son Amenhotep IV. Other than the exchange of ruler identities, no further changes are anticipated by the people. However, the new ruler shortly announces a change of his own name to Akhnaten, along with a recognition of the sun as a powerful force along with a new worship of one god, a new temple, a new city and his devotion to one wife—the Queen Nefertiti.
In Act 2, Akhnaten proclaims his love for Nefertiti and they subsequently have six daughters to create a happy family.
In Act 3 however, it appears he is losing the following of his people, having deposed the former leaders and priests who now rally the people against him. He is subsequently overthrown.
This masterful production is in English, Hebrew and Egyptian with English subtitles. People are encouraged to wear masks indoors, if desired. No dues or fees are collected. For more information, contact Opera Club President Margaret Gillon at MargaretGI@yahoo.com or call 562-270-3844.
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Newcomers can learn more about Shuffleboard Club at today’s general meeting
Today, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Shuffleboard Courts Building, the club will have its first general membership meeting of the year. For anyone considering joining the Shuffleboard Club, the monthly general meeting provides a chance to meet members and to get an overview of the club’s activities. All members are encouraged to help kick-off the new year by attending and helping to set the social for the new year.
Regularly scheduled open-play/pick-up games have resumed on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11, free for all club members and any interested LW residents. For those wanting to practice in the evenings, the courts are open from 5:30-8 on Tuesday evenings. For questions, call or text Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.
The first round of the winter Friday morning league was played on Jan. 6. For the first time in almost ten years, the Friday league has four teams with every team playing weekly. The Bumpers—captained by Sally Fowler—met the Smashers—captained by Milly Larsen—while the Hot Rods—captained by Rod Osgood—faced the Flying Discs—captained by Chandra Patel, a first-time captain. Three players participated in their initial league competition: Lilly Rivera, Donna Gorman, and Annette O’Connell. There was plenty of excitement and friendly competition.
In the end, the Smashers outshot the Bumpers, winning seven games out of 12, while the Flying Disc’s edged out the Hot Rods winning seven out of 12. The all-game winners included: Mo Habel and Ellie West for the Flying Disc’s and Doris Morton for the Hot Rods. Mick O’Connell and Kay Mount were all-game winners for the Smashers. The winter Tuesday evening league played their first round of games on Jan. 9, and their results will be included in next week’s article.
Free table tennis beginner lessons start Jan. 10
The Table Tennis Club hosted a tournament on Jan. 3 in Clubhouse 6, where the top four ranked players competed. The tournament included singles matches where John Lee was the victor over Larry Hicklin, and Jonathan Kang won against Steve Harris. Larry Hicklin and Jonathan Kang won in the doubles game. The club members, Leisure World residents and their guests enjoyed these exciting and competitive games. In December, Jonathan Kang, one of the tournament players, shared, “It’s going to be fun and exciting playing the game I enjoy very much. But more so, this place has been a place of healing for me as I was making difficult transitions last year after losing my wife to an automobile accident. I was welcomed with open arms from day one since I moved to LW about this time last year. God has been good and I feel blessed to be a part of this great community,”
During intermission, both outgoing and incoming officers were introduced to all attendees. The club thanks former club President Randy Miller. He led the Table Tennis Club successfully for the last four years. He continues to volunteer as the equipment committee chair along with Dennis Kim, who works on the robot machine.
The GRF Recreational Table Tennis specific rules were explained. Some of them are: Food or drinks are not permitted in the table tennis area, players should conduct themselves in a sportsman-like manner, loud or offensive language or behavior will not be tolerated, and guests must be accompanied by a resident of Seal Beach Leisure World.
Participants of recreational table tennis are highly encouraged to sign in daily. It shows the GRF that recreational table tennis is utilized by many.
The club will have similar tournaments on the first Saturday of every month. During this gathering, the club will celebrate birthdays and have opportunities to socialize. Its goals are to model a healthy lifestyle while having fun. To meet these goals, the club offers free beginner lessons starting on Jan. 10 at 6 p.m.
For information about club activities, contact K.C. Park at 714-204-2848.
Men’s Golf Tournament
The second December Leisure World Men’s Club Tournament was played on Dec. 28. It was a very cool and quite damp due to heavy rain the day before that only ended in the early morning hours.
The weather never really warmed up and fluctuated between cold and cool until the tournament was nearly over. The sun made an appearance late.
Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers play for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5 foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18 hole-par 54 course, that challenges all who play.
Players are reminded to use the seed mixture in the divot fix bottles. Remember, players are responsible for all of their tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. People are asked to repair theirs and one more.
The excessive dampness created very muddy conditions on the fairways. The greens continue to get worse from continued encroachment of weeds. The bumpy and uneven surfaces lead to unpredictable rolls of the ball. Add this to the damp weather, and putting became a significant challenge for everyone.
The tee boxes are in fair condition and the supplied dirt/seed divot fix mixture is being used extensively. There are still numerous wet spots on the fairways and around tee boxes that interfere with the roll of the ball and add significantly to the muddy conditions.
A total of 46 golfers braved the weather and teed off playing 18 holes. With the tees and flags being set back plus the difficult, wet and cold conditions, a major effect was felt on scoring. There were only 30 birdies (44 last tournament), only five circle holes and no holes-in-one. Additionally, only 12 of 46 players were net at or under par and only two at a gross score at or under par.
Closest to the pin on the second and 11th holes were Dave LaCascia and Alan Sewell, respectively. The lowest gross score was Gene Archambault at a very well done 1 under 53 and Bob Turner at even par 54. Low net was Gene with an outstanding 7 under 47, followed by Bob at 48, and Joon Sup Yoon at 49.
Winners: (All scores below are net=gross score minus handicap)
“A” flight (handicaps of 0-6): First place: Gene Archambault; second: Bob; third: tie between tie between Dave LaCascia and Yong J. Kim, a hard-earned 1 under 53; fourth: Bob Barnum, a sweet even par 54; fifth: Pat Paternoster, a nice 1 over 55; sixth: tie between Alan Sewell and Tom Ebert, at 2 over 56.
“B” flight (handicaps of 7 -10): First place: Won Song, a nice 2 under 52 second: Ken Notorleva, a good 1 over 55; third: Dennis McMonigle, at 2 over 56.
“C” flight (handicaps of 11-18): First place: Joon; second: Bob Boyle, an outstanding 2 under 52; third: tie between Joe DiDonato and Scott Tuchfarber, a first-rate 1 under 53; fourth: tie between Hyon Shin and Darry Holten, a respectable even par 54; fifth: Dennis Jensen, at 2 over 56.
The next Men’s Tournament will be on Jan. 18 and then every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. Those who planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell, 541-324-8558, or Dave LaCascia, 801- 674-5975, as soon as possible. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play.
Bocee Ball: Report form the Court
The bocce league officially began on Jan. 10. The club still has multiple openings available for the Thursday and Saturday leagues. To sign up, call Roger Bennett at 562-296-5644.
This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members.
How Sad, How Very Sad
How sad, how very sad
I ripped the page and fouled the introduction
The affair ended before it began.
The chicken’s throat was cut before it had a chance to mature.
How sad, how very sad
The nature of what could have been was in itself not adult in nature.
Bells rang without a melody.
Children played in the church courtyard against each other.
How sad, how very sad
Couples held hands without a smile between them.
Hot soup prepared with love
was cold and tasteless.
How sad, how very sad
A much travelled road was strewn
What could have been a beautiful interlude became a breathless tragedy.
Sleeping together, locked in embracing, ecstasy was not to be.
How sad, how very sad.
—Mitch Cohen, Mutual 15
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
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GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
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CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. Exp 1/25/2023
UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194. Exp 3/01/2023.
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BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. Seal Beach Business License AB0001.
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
Experienced Caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Available_24/7. 949-899-7770. SB Business License HEL0006 Exp 1/18/23
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers. Honest/Assertive/Fluent-English. Hourly/Full-Time, doctor-appointments, errands. Bernadine/562-310-0280. Bonded/Insured. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Exp 6/21/2023
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 2/15/2023
Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003. Exp 2/01/2023
Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. Seal Beach Business License RAZ0002. Exp 2/22/2023
Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. SB Business License License CAM0006. Exp 5/03/2023
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 1/18/2023
In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36Years+. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. SB Business License #KC75538. Exp 1/25/2023
Experienced Housekeeper providing Weekly-and-Monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. SB Business License HEL0006 Exp 1/18/2023
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
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General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425. Seal Beach License RAZ002. Exp 2/22/2023
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 2/22/2023
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/call anytime! Complete-cleaning. 562-505-1613
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Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning. Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659 , (323)-413-0830. Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 4/05/2023
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Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001 Exp 5/03/2023
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus-Removal/Internet Security Repair, Training, Wireless and Smart-TV Setup. LW Resident. SB License FUH0001.
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote. CA Business License 046854. Exp 4/12/2023
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. Exp 1/03/2024
2020 Vespa Motorcycle-Scooter S150 with/low-mileage. Comes with/digital-display that can interface with/your cell for directions/messaging. The top-box was modified to hold small-dog with/leash hook-up. 60mph/100mpg. $4,400 Contact/562-357-9231.
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 Exp 1/18/2023
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB Business License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 3/01/2023
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. Exp 3/15/2023
2004 Toyota Tacoma $7,300/OBO, 247,600/miles. Runs Great! Extra Cab, New-Bedliner, Seat-Covers. 925-308-3639.
2010 NISSAN Versa 4-Cylinder, Automatic. Everything works and runs good! $4,200. 310-415-3715
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL-AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan. Exp 1/25/2023
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Call/310-387-2618. Business License RO263644. Exp 2/01/2023
Buying vintage books, posters, maps, photos, paper. Please call 949-295-8581 Matt. CA License 01894650
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Nova potty-chair/$45 and Nova shower-chair/$40. New-condition/562-296-5427.
Older 40×40” Carved Solid-Oak Coffee-Table/$50. 562-296-5427
Kuppett Portable Washing-Machine/holds-28lbs/Like-New/$175. Panda Electric Portable Compact-Dryer/Like-New/$180. Sue/714-469-7519.
Estate Sale – 1442 Merion Way, Mutual 2 – 29G. Thursday, Jan. 12 and Friday, Jan. 13 from 8:30-2:00. Quality sofa/loveseat, side tables, white full size carved bed, matching nightstands, small desk, office chairs. Costume jewelry, ladies clothing (size M-XL), clothing racks. Lladro, Waterford, Lenox, tiffany style lamps, kitchen appliances, holiday decor, patio set, 4 drawer file cabinet and so much more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake, 714-514-8232, POB 427, Seal Beach. Business License ESD0001.
CERTIFIED personal tRAINER
I specialize in improving strength, balance, posture, flexibility, and mobility • shoulders • back • hips • legs • core muscles. Call Howard • 516-659-3314. SB Business License 14206682 Exp 2/01/2023
LEISURE WORLD CARPORT NEEDed
Wanted Carport Space to rent in Mutual-15. Call Irene 209-609-0923. Exp 1/25/2023
LEISURE WORLD APARTMENT FOR LEASE
Unit available for lease (Mutual-9/Apartment-226H/1-Bedroom) $1,995/monthly. 805-428-2063. Short/Long-Term. NO Income or Cash-Reserves-Required! Exp 1/18/2023