LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 12-29-22

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New year means new laws for all Californians

It’s a new year, so get ready. 

Hundreds of new state laws take effect in 2023, including  a minimum wage increase, legalizing jaywalking and new protections for cyclists on city roads.

 Here is a rundown of some of the most important changes that start on Jan. 1, 2023:


• Jaywalking: AB 2147 makes it illegal for law enforcement to stop and cite a person for jaywalking unless the person crosses the street in an unsafe manner.

• Bicycles: AB 1909 requires cars to change lanes, when feasible, to pass a bicyclist using a traffic lane. It also allows electric bicycles to be used on most bicycle lanes but allows local governments to prohibit them on recreational trails. 

Work Place

•Wage Transparency:  SB 1162 requires businesses with 15 or more employees to include information about salary ranges for all job postings. Workers will also have the right to know the pay scale for their current position. Companies with 100 or more employees are required to submit pay data and wage history to the state by May of each year or face penalties.

• State of Emergency: SB 1044 prohibits an employer, in an event of an emergency, from retaliating or disciplining an employee who refuses to report to work or leaves a workplace because they have a reasonable belief that the work area is unsafe. Employers are prohibited from taking a worker’s mobile device or preventing them from seeking help. The law defines an emergency as a natural disaster or criminal act. A health pandemic is not listed as an eligible emergency.

• COVID-19: AB 2683 extends an existing law until 2024 requiring employers to notify workers of a COVID-19 infection in the workplace. The law also repeals a provision that requires the employer to notify the local public health department of a COVID-19 outbreak.

Law Enforcement

• Law Enforcement: SB 960 eliminates a requirement that peace officers be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents applying for citizenship. The law simply requires that anyone applying to be a law enforcement officer be legally authorized to work in the United States.


• Pink Tax: AB 1287 aims to eliminate the so-called “pink tax,” a retail practice that charges women more than men for razors, shampoos, deodorants and other similar items. The law would fine businesses up to $10,000 for violations.

• Fur Clothing: In 2019, California became the first to ban the sale of new animal fur products in the state. Implementation of that law was delayed until 2023 to give retailers time to sell their inventory. 

The ban does not apply to leather, cowhide or shearling products. The ban does not apply to used fur clothing.


• Consumer Privacy: Proposition 24, 24, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) approved in 2020, gave consumers the right to know, delete or opt-out of the sale of their personal information. New provisions take effect in 2023 that allow consumers and employees to ask businesses to disclose the personal information they have collected on them and ask them to delete or correct that information.


Several new laws give law enforcement new tools to address the rash of organized theft rings.

• Retail Theft: AB 2294 allows police to keep in custody individuals convicted of theft from a store in the past six months if they are suspected of organized retail theft. Previously, an individual detained for retail theft was given a written notice or citation and released. The law also establishes recidivism programs to prevent repeat offenders.

• Stolen Goods: AB 1700 requires the state attorney general to establish a website for people to report items they suspect are stolen and being sold on the internet. A companion bill (SB 301) that requires online marketplaces to obtain personal and financial information from high volume sellers takes effect in July.

• Catalytic Converters: Several laws take effect to confront the rising problem of catalytic converter thefts. 

SB 1087 prohibits anyone from buying a catalytic converter other than from an automobile dismantler, an automotive repair dealer or a person providing documentation they are the lawful owner of the catalytic converter. AB 1740 requires recyclers to obtain a copy of the title of the vehicle from which the catalytic converter was removed.

• Human Trafficking: AB 1661 requires hair salons, nail salons and other barbering and cosmetology businesses to post signs containing information about slavery and human trafficking. 

Criminal Justice

• Criminal Records: SB 731 gives people with some criminal convictions a clean slate. The law expands what type of crimes are eligible to be automatically sealed and, for the first time, allows people with violent felony records to petition to have their records sealed if they completed their sentence and have not had a new felony offense in four years. Almost all crimes qualify except sex-related crimes. Certain provisions of this law will take effect in July.


• Food Packaging: AB 1200 bans the use of food packaging, such as take-out boxes and food wrappers, made from plant fibers that contain PFAS that were intentionally added or are present at levels above 100 parts per million. PFAS are hazardous chemicals added to food packaging to make them more water or stain resistant.


California has three new state holidays. AB 1655 adds June 19, known as Juneteenth, as a state holiday. AB 2596 recognizes the Lunar New Year as a state holiday and AB 1801 designates April 24 as Genocide Remembrance Day.


• Protections: AB 2223 protects women from prosecution if they chose to end a pregnancy or undergo an abortion, even if it happens outside the medical system. It also protects someone who helped a woman with an abortion from criminal or civil liability.

Health Care

• Gender-Affirming Care: SB 107 protects families of transgender children from out-of-state laws that may target them. It prohibits health care providers from releasing medical information about a parent or guardian who allows a child to receive gender-affirming care. It shields parents and children from legal action by states that have enacted bans or restrictions on this type of care. The law also prohibits law enforcement from arresting a parent or taking a child based on a warrant from a state that restricts gender-affirming care.

• Mental Illness: SB 1338 lets family members and first responders petition a judge to order treatment for people who suffer from severe mental illness or addiction. Each county must establish its own CARE Court to evaluate each case. Implementation begins in October in Orange County. All counties must implement the CARE Court by 2024.


• HOA Homes: AB 1410 prohibits HOA governing boards from disciplining or fining homeowners who criticize HOA rules on social media. 

It also allows homeowners to rent their owner-occupied home for more than 30 days even if it is not allowed in their HOA agreement.


• Special Elections: AB 2584 increases the number of signatures required to begin a recall petition of an elected official and requires an estimate of the cost of conducting a special election.

Hanukkah celebrated with menorah lighting

Seats were full at Veterans Plaza as the menorah was lit and the story of Hanukkah shared Dec. 21. Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz of the Chabad of West Orange County gave a spirited presentation accompanied by singing, clapping and doughnut eating. Optum provided Krispy Kreme doughnuts and apple cider. Jews around the world observe the eight-day Festival of Lights and sing the age-old song Maoz Tsur—“Rock of Ages” in Hebrew—after the lighting of the candle.

GRF President Marsha Gerber (front, l-r) attended the festivities with GRF Corporate Secretary Carol Levine and Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick. In back are Rabbi Aron Berkowitz and GRF Treasurer Phil Friedman

New Year’s Eve parties feature live bands and dancing

The GRF Recreation Department presents two New Year’s Eve dances so residents and their guests can ring in 2023 with neighbors and friends.

The Velvetones big band will play ballrooåçm music at Clubhouse 4, and Terry Otte and Abilene will feature country rock and rockabilly in Clubhouse 2.

Both dances will be held Saturday, Dec. 31. Doors open at 8 p.m. for the Velvetones and at 9 p.m. for Abilene. 

Dances continue until midnight. 

The on-call bus will operate all night. Call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, for information or to request a ride. Guests must be accompanied by the GRF member who invites them. 


GRF to close for New Year’s Day

In observance of New Year’s Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Monday, Jan. 2. 

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at 562-594-4754. 

The Access Bus will operate from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

The Minibus will be on call from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Passengers  who need the on-call bus should call 562-431-6586, ext. 379, when they are ready to be picked up.

The Health Care Center 24-hour nurse will be available for telephone advice or home visits for a charge by calling 562-795-6216.

GRF ID Expiring?

Residents in Mutuals 8, 9, 11, 14 will need to renew IDs in 2023.

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Maria del Carmen Martinez has won the praise of Clubhouse 6 regulars for working hard every day with a smile on her face. She does a thorough job, and is a serious and hardworking staff member of Innovative Cleaning Services, according to LWer Ivy Kung-Lott. “Because of her, we have a very comfortable place to play table tennis and exercise at the gym,” she said.

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Bulk Cable Service Extended

The GRF Board of Directors voted Dec. 22 in executive session to approve a 90-day extension of the current bulk cable contract with Superwire/Spectrum. This was done for one reason—to avoid disruption of cable service to the shareholders while the two cable providers work out the details of their service to the Mutuals.  

Starting in January, Superwire will take over billing, which previously was on the resident’s GRF monthly assessment, during this 90-day period. 

Residents who are currently receiving service (internet, phone, etc.) from Spectrum will continue to get a bill from Spectrum in the mail.  

GRF Board Members made this decision to ensure LW residents continue to receive cable television at the same low price they have had until March 31, 2023.

Stock Transfer

Residents in Mutuals 8, 9, 11, 14 must renew GRF IDs in 2023

GRF identification cards expire in 2023 for members in Mutual 8, 9, 11 and 14. Residents who live those Mutuals must renew their GRF ID cards during their month of birth.   

To renew a GRF ID, people should stop by Stock Transfer anytime during the month of their birthday to obtain a replacement card.

The expiration date is located in the right corner of all GRF ID cards. Shareholders in other Mutuals should look at their ID cards to see what year their cards expire.

New ID cards will be replaced upon surrender of an old card. There is a $20 fee to replace a lost card.

Per Policy 50-1201-1, GRF ID cards are renewed every five years for all shareholders.

FAX Service

The LW Library offers fax service for $1 per page to send a fax domestically, $3 per page to send a fax internationally and 50 cents per page to receive a fax. To receive a fax via the library, residents should ask the sender to include his or her name and phone number on the fax and provide the sender with the library’s fax number, 562-431-4143. The library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Rabbi Aron David Berkowitz of the Chabad of West Orange County lead traditional Hanukkah songs (above); and Susie Mathieu of Mutual 6 (lower left) was dressed for the occasion.

Optum staff provided swag bags and lots of doughnuts and cider.

Michele Vallens of Mutual 3 and Alberta Karca of Mutual 2 handed out Krispy Kreme doughnuts to all comers. 

LWers Andree Obrient and Beverley Bender enjoyed the event.

Christmas Tree Disposal

Christmas trees can be disposed of at the 1.8-Acre site, according to the Service Maintenance Department.

People who need assistance can contact the department and create an order for their tree to be picked up at the current rate of $47.50 per hour, until Jan. 1, when it will go to $50 an hour, billed in 15-minute increments. 

To place an order with Service Maintenance, call 562-431-6586, ext. 367, 369 or 515.

The Garden Club held its annual Christmas luncheon, which was well attended and featured a raffle of dozens of gift bags and door prizes in addition to a delicious meal topped off with homemade cupcakes. The club’s executive board—Lorna Lass, treasurer (l-r, above); Elesha Wadel, secretary; Dee Steinbrecher, president; Nancy Goldstein, first vice president; Terese “T” Smith, second vice president—welcomed everyone and gave special recognition to Maria Geigerich (at right), who turned 90 this month. Geigerich was president of the club for years and was thanked for all her work on the club’s behalf.

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Senior Resource Column

Suicide prevention: Know the sometimes subtle warning signs

by Robann Arshat

member resources liaison 

Leisure World is a community of friends, and friends help friends. 

Every day, friends and family struggle with emotional pain, and for some people, this pain is overwhelming and may lead to thoughts of suicide and the need for help.

Warning signs can be subtle, but knowing what to look for,  how to start a conversation and where to get help can save a life. 

According to the California Department of Public Health on Older adult Suicide, there were 4,439 confirmed suicide deaths in 2019 in California; 927 were among older adults. That’s 21% for a rate of 15.3 deaths per 100,000 Californians 65 years and older.

Eighty-two percent were males; 44% of which were veterans. For more detailed information, visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CCDPHP/DCDIC/SACB/CDPH Document Library/Suicide Prevention Program/OlderAdultSuicideCADataBrief_2019.pdf.

Pain Isn’t Always Obvious

There can be many factors—financial stress, loss of friends or family, disability and illness— that can lead an aging adult to contemplate suicide. Asking for help can be difficult no matter what the situation.   

Know the Signs

Conversation, action or even social media posts can reveal warning signs. The most critical warning signs are:

• Talking about wanting to die or about suicide, or a preoccupied with death.

• Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

• Looking for ways to kill oneself, even if the person is joking  about it.

• Loss of interest in activities that used to be enjoyable.

• Cutting back on self-care and grooming.

• Changes in sleep.

• Withdrawal and isolating from activities that use to be enjoyed.

• Neglecting doctor’s orders.

• Medical conditions that significantly limit functioning or life expectancy.

• Feeling loss of independence or sense of purpose.

• Giving things away, getting affairs in order, making changes to a will.

• Saying goodbye.

• Obtaining lethal means such as firearms or stockpiling medication.

• Impulsivity due to cognitive impairment.

• Increased use of alcohol or other substances.

Find the Words

Starting a conversation about suicide is difficult, but it can be an important component to prevent loss of life. 

Listen to you intuition and if you are feeling something is wrong.

Start the conversation

• Ask a direct question:  “Are you thinking about suicide?” 

• Be prepared if they answer “Yes.” Stay calm and have a list of crisis resources on hand and don’t leave the person alone. 

• Make sure you have time to spend and are not rushed.  Plan for a lengthy conversation.

• Mention the signs that prompted you to ask and make it clear that you are not asking  out of the blue. 

• Asking about suicide won’t put the idea in a person’s head; on the contrary, he or she may have some relief when they know you are willing to talk about it with them. 

Listen, express concern and reassure.

• Listen to the reasons and validate them while underscoring that living is an option.

• Let the person know you take their situation seriously and are genuinely concerned and care about them. 

Get Help 

• Provide the person with resources you came prepared with.  

• Reach out:  Call or text 988  or 988lifeline.org. 

• If you feel the situation is critical, take the person to emergency or call 911.

988 Crisis Hotline

Your call will be answered by a trained counselor.  Services are free, confidential and available 24/7. To learn more, visit: 

• www.suicideispreventable.org  

• www.988lifeline.org

• www.988helpline.org

People can always visit the brochure display in Building 5 for more information.

Letter to the Editor


I look forward to the New Year, and I have cherished memories of New Year’s Day. I was fortunate to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade for several years. 

I rode with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum’s Congress of Fancy Range Riders, the Silver-Mounted Arabian Horses, the Bedouin Arabian Horses and the Native American Lakota/Sioux Tribal Group.

This year I will watch the parade on tv seated in my unit in my recliner with a cup of tea.

Mary League

Mutual 6

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GRF Meetings

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

Tue., Jan. 3 Information Technology Services 


Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., Jan. 4 Physical Property  Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Thu., Jan. 5 GRF Board Executive Session 

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 6 Recreation  Committee

Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 9 Mutual Administration Committee 

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 11 Security Bus & Traffic Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 13 Architectural Design Review Committee 

Conf. Rm A 1 p.m.

A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will be taken at committee meetings. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.

Mutual Meetings

Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards.  The following is a tentative schedule.  

Tue., Jan. 3 Mutual 17

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1:30 p.m.

Thu., Jan. 5 Presidents’ Council

ClubHouse 4/Zoom 9 a.m.

Mon., Jan. 9 Mutual 9

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tue., Jan. 10 Mutual 16

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 11 Mutual 4 (open forum 8:30 a.m.)

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 8:45 a.m.

Thu., Jan. 12 Mutual 12

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Fri., Jan. 13 Mutual 3

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

GRF Board

Executive Session

Thursday, Jan. 5 

1 p.m.

Conference Room A

This GRF meeting is closed to Shareholders/Members per Civil Code §4935.

1.   Call to Order

2.   Roll Call

3.   Approve Minutes

4.   Legal

5.   Contracts

6.    Pending and/or Litigation 


7.   Member Code of Conduct

8.   Personnel

9.   Adjournment 

Agenda is subject to change.

Comments/Questions at GRF Meetings

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

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

Carport Cleaning Holiday Schedule

Carports cleaning will not be affected by the New Year’s Day holiday. 

Street Sweeping

GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. Contact Mutual directors to find out when your carports are scheduled for sweeping.

Community Guide White Pages

Residents’ names and phone numbers are not automatically placed in the LW Community Guide’s White Pages. To be included, shareholders may submit their information to the LW Weekly by filling out the form placed in previous editions of the Community Guide on page 55, and returning it to the LW Weekly office or by emailing debbiek@lwsb.com. 

Those whose information may have changed since the 2021 edition of the White Pages may also submit new information via email or in person.

Resident names are deleted from the White Pages by request or after LW Weekly receives a report of sale and escrow closing from the Stock Transfer Office. Anyone who moves within LW may be deleted unless a form with the new address is submitted to the LW Weekly.

Residents who think they know a name that should be removed may notify LW Weekly via email at debbiek@lwsb.com.

Decal Office Hours

The GRF Security Decal Office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m.

The office is closed Wednesdays and Sundays, and on weekdays from noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch.

The office is located in Building 5 near the Copy Center.

Appointments are not required. Decal issuance is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

To receive a vehicle decal, residents must present the following documents: Proof of vehicle insurance, DMV vehicle registration (vehicle must be registered to the LWSB resident); DMV driver’s license; and a GRF ID card.

Decals are valid for up to two years after the date of issuance. If a resident’s driver’s license expires before the end of the two-year period, a decal will expire in the same month the resident’s driver’s license expires. Expired insurance, registration and/or driver’s license are not valid documents, and no decal will be issued. A DMV identification card is not a valid driver’s license, and no decal will be issued.

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 562-431-6586, ext. 409.

Religion, pages 8-9

Leisure World Korean Community Church

Leisure World Korean Community Church’s (LWKCC) choir held its end of the year party on Dec. 17 at the Luxe Buffet Hall in the Westminster Mall.

Choir leader Elder Hyo Soo Kim presided, Elder Hun Jun Lee delivered a prayer, and Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Jang Young Yong spoke on the theme of waking up and praising God.

After the meal, the choir leader, elder Chang Kwan Lee, moderated the second part of the party and spent time with talent show and fun quizzes for each part. A gift of appreciation was also presented to the members of the choir.

In 2023, the founding elder Lee will become the captain of the choir, the deputy leader will be the elder Seung Nam Lee and the general manager will be the elder Kim Hyo-soo. 

There are currently 48 members of the LWKCC choir, and Rev. Dr. Kwy Sam Kim is conducting, with Deacon Min Jung Kim working hard for the accompaniment.

The group practices in the praise room on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons for the weekly worship service. 

On Christmas Sunday, the church held a praise service a Christmas suite.

Songgu Youngsin Worship is held to commemorate the last day of the old year and the first day of the new year. LWKCC will hold a service on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. in the sanctuary.

As LWKCC looks back on the year, the church gives praise and prayer. Senior Pastor Yong Jang-yeong  will deliver the first message of the new year  titled “He has Opened the Way to a New Life.” The service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 1 at 11:50 a.m. with Communion in the main hall. Senior pastor Yong Jang-yeong says, “Let’s only look to the Lord.” 

Afterwards, there is a New Year celebration party in the Fellowship Room.

LWKCC is a nesting church in LW Community Church.

LKKCC holds Sunday worship services every week at 11:50  a.m. in the sanctuary. 

The early morning prayer meeting is held Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. in the sanctuary under the guidance of the senior pastor. After the Saturday prayer meeting, the church enjoys breakfast together in the fellowship room.

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Wednesday morning Bible study is currently on break. The Hymn Sing is held on the fourth Sunday of the month, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sermon for this week: The end of a year often causes people to evaluate the year just spent. It is difficult to determine success if one has nothing by which to measure. One thing is certain: A person who aims at nothing will surely hit it. Forrest Gump ran for over three years, and then suddenly one day stopped, said he was tired, and turned toward home. Had he finished? Did he stop short? Was there even a point to that run? Pastor Chuck Franco will challenge LW Assembly of God friends and family with his sermon “How to Have a Happy New Year” on the first day of the new year on Sunday, Jan. 1. Live 2023 with intention and purpose, not merely enduring one grim day after another. See and hear what Philippians 3:13-14 has to say to those who desire more than just a survival mode existence. Live up to the high calling of being a Christ follower.  Establish Godly disciplines in 2023 and finish next December 31 with accomplishment, success, and a more relevant relationship with God than ever before.  

Bible Study:  The Bible study resumes Jan. 4 with a new series, authored by Max Lucado titled “Fearless.” A child of God is not a slave to fear. So many voices inundate people with messages that create fear, valid or not.  This study will be presented through short video lessons and group discussion directed and moderated by Pastor Chuck. People should bring their Bibles and get ready to discover what the Bible has to say 366 times about fear.  

Contact: More information about the church can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com.

Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling 562-357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at 562-343-8424.

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

Faith Christian Assembly

“The world of the generous gets larger and larger,”Proverbs 11:24.  

Looking back on 2022, God’s goodness and faithfulness has once again shone bright at Faith Christian Assembly, through all the ups and downs that the year held. It was a banner year with the generosity of the Jesus-loving, bighearted congregation. Friends and family leading the way by providing much needed prayer and financial support to missionaries and the needy both worldwide and locally. 

Faith Christian Assembly was blessed to send critical support through Grace International for the people and churches of Ukraine, where food and heaters for winter were especially needed. Grace International missionaries all over the world have received monthly financial assistance as well as funds for special projects such as motorcycles for pastors in India and a feeding program for the poorest of the poor in South Africa. 

Other generous local assistance has gone to We Care Family Support Center of Los Alamitos, Orange County Rescue Mission, Long Beach Rescue Mission, Los Angeles Mission and Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox program.

The group that gathers each Sunday at 5 p.m. prior to the service continues to pray faithfully, lifting up many needs and thanking the Lord for meeting those needs (Phil 4:19). The  prayers cover the congregation, family and friends, the Grace International missionaries, the local, regional and national leaders and more.

In May, pastors Sheri and Gary Leming were asked to be prayer leaders at the local meeting of the National Day of Prayer held in Rossmoor. It was a glorious afternoon of worship and prayer held outside at Rush Park. Then in August, Pastors Sheri and Gary were sent to South Africa, where Pastor Sheri was the keynote speaker at the Grace International Women’s Conference. She and Gary were blessed to minister one-on-one to conference attendees. Also during that trip they spoke to and encouraged a gathering of local Grace International pastors.

Faith Christian Assembly thanks the Lord for its congregation for their amazing hearts of generosity. ‘‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me,”  Matthew 25:40.

LWers are invited to visit and become part of a church that is making a big impact. 

Faith Christian Assembly’s  regular Sunday service times are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The pre-service prayer is on Sundays at 5 p.m. The midweek Bible study held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. People are invited to bring friends and family. The church also hosts a GriefShare group that meets every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room.

 Residents should note  that  there will be no evening service on Jan. 1.  

People can call the church office at 562-598-9010 for the most updated schedule information or to receive a free copy of the church’s newsletter. People can also read through the newsletter archive and find more information about the church at www.FCAchurch.net.

LW Baptist

A wise man once said, “The Lord has given; the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” That man was Job, the greatest man of the Ancient Near East, and on one day he lost all his possessions and his seven grown children. His story is told within 42 chapters of the Bible and begins with noting heaven’s wonder at God’s love relationship with man by grace. 

LW Baptist will study Job’s example of faith on New Year’s Day at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. The church will sing the lyrics, “In moments like these I sing out a love-song to Jesus,” and “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.” 

The series on Job will continue for some weeks. 

On Monday, Jan. 2, the Men’s Bible Fellowship group will meet at  10 a.m. to study the career outlines of three lesser known war heroes of ancient Israel. Their names are Ibzan, Elon and Abdon. 

The Energizer’s group will meet on Wednesday, Jan 4, at 3 p.m. Energizers to receive updates on the work of missionaries, listen to current prayer needs and meditate on Psalm 38. In Psalm 38, King David’s writes an urgent petition and lament, calling on God to hasten to his help. 

For more information about the church, call 562-430-8598.

Redeemer Lutheran

“Extra! Extra! Read All About It!” is the sermon theme for Redeemer church’s Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 1.  

Jerry Brady, Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Council Vice President will preach the good news of Christ. LWers are invited to join the community and share the word and Communion at 10:30 a.m. The sanctuary is  located at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided. 

 Dee Sessa is this week’s greeter, Carol Costello will read the Scriptures and Sharon Heck will play the organ and accompany our choir.  

For more information about the service or the work of the church, call  562-598-8697.

Community Church

“This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  On New Year’s day, Kelly Frankiewicz,(M.Div.) will share Jesus’ practical instructions on how to honor him while loving one another all at the same time. LWers are invited to ring in this new year together with new enthusiasm and purpose. Everyone is welcome to attend the service on Jan. 1, at 9:50 a.m. at LW Community Church. 

The word Gospel means “good news,” and Community Church’s mission is to spread the good news, both in person and online. The church no longer requires proof of vaccination in the sanctuary, however it asks people to wear a mask. Coffee and refreshments following Sunday worship are on hold temporarily.  All are welcome here.  

Entrances to the church may be found both at the front of the church and by the pedestrian gate near the shopping center. 

Community Church also offers virtual worship on Zoom and Facebook for those who cannot attend in person.  

Those who want more information or are in need without another way to address it may call the church office at 562-431-2503.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, Dec. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mike Mymon will lead virtual services on Saturday, Dec. 31, via Zoom at 10 a.m. Saturday’s Torah portion will be Vayigash from the book of Genesis. Vayigash (he approached) opens as Judah pleads with Joseph not to keep Benjamin as a prisoner. Joseph reveals his true identity to his brothers, crying and kissing them. The brothers bring Jacob from Canaan to Egypt, and Jacob and his children settle in Goshen. The portion ends as Joseph buys most of Egypt’s land in exchange for food.

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.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev will begin live streaming service again starting Jan. 5 and 6, at 5 p.m. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704, the Facebook link is https://www.facebook.com/galityomtovand, or watch on YouTube on the Beit HaLev Live! channel. 

First Christian Church

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

 Message From the Pastor 

People throughout the world just celebrated the birth of Jesus the Messiah. Many reflected on  the familiar story of how Jesus was born to Mary, chosen by God as a virgin, and that Joseph was blessed by God to be the earthly father to Jesus. Mary and Joseph’s ancestral history is recorded in scripture  in Genesis Chapter 4. It is through this line that the Messiah would come. This week, First Christian Church will take a closer look at that early line of Adam through Seth.     

Genesis 4:17 says “And Cain, the surviving son of Adam and Eve, knew his wife and she conceived and bore Enoch. And Cain built a city and called the name of the city after the name of his son.” This interesting verse always prompts a couple of questions. Many ask, “Who was Cain’s wife? And how does a vagabond such as Cain come to build a city?”  

Continuing in Chapter 4, the descendants of Cain are listed and describe the type of jobs they were known for, such as keepers of livestock and others who played the lyre and pipe and the foragers of bronze and iron implements. Verse 25, “Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth. For God has appointed another seed for me instead of Abel, whom Cain killed. And to Seth, also a son was born, and he named him Enosh. : 

The chapter ends with important words that are significant to all the generations that came afterwards. “Then men began to call upon the name of the Lord.” What is meant by call? 

Weekend Services

Sunday services are held from 9:30-10:45 a.m. The service is traditional with hymnal music led by Janet Ray and Pat Kogok at the piano. 

This week, Don Sunday will sing a special solo.

 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

Melli Herrera leads the new women’s Bible study on Mondays from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

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

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

Pastor Bruce Humes leads Friday’s prayer and Bible study from 6-7 p.m.

Scripture of the Week

“So I say to you, ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened,” Luke 11:9.


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. To learn more information, call 562-431-8810. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton Street in Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This is followed by Sunday School in the second hour on the first and third Sundays, Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary Classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at 562-212-864.

Members are reminded that the first Sunday of every month is fast Sunday. But because of the holidays, Fast Sunday will be on Jan. 8. This is the start of a new year. The reading source for this year will be the New Testament. The reading assignments for the  of Jan. 2-8 are Matthew 1 and Luke 1.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Jan. 7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. with Ven. Kusala, who presents Buddhism in a simple way.  

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in  his teachings.  

For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call 714-468-6887.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church’s The Feast of the Holy Family and New Year services are as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 31: Mass at 4 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 1: Mass at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon.

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Required minimum distribution can help your community

The Golden Age Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID # 23-7273105) that has made a positive impact in the Leisure World community since 1973. Over the years, through the support of volunteers, individuals and organizations the Foundation has organized and implemented many programs that have benefitted people in the community at no cost to residents. The GAF is entirely staffed by volunteers.

If you are 70.5 years or over and have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you are required to take part of your income via a yearly Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). This withdrawal is taxed as ordinary income in the year of withdrawal. 

Allocating part of your RMD to the Golden Age Foundation is a simple way to help support many Leisure World programs

Ask your tax or investment advisor about how to distribute funds to a non-profit organization.

Distributions can be sent to the Golden Age Foundation, P.O. Box 2369, Seal Beach, CA 90740. For more information on the GAF’s community services visit www.goldenagefdn.org or call 562-431-9589.

-—Anna Derby

Senior Peace Club

Speaker to review “The Story of Jane”

The Senior Peace Club’s meeting is on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. LW resident Jean Parr will discuss the unending struggle for abortion rights and delve into Laura Kaplan’s book “The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service.”

The book describes the incredible story of a group of women in Chicago in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Before the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists. But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a secret organization code-named “Jane” had an alternative. Laura Kaplan, who joined Jane in 1971, has pieced together the histories of the anonymous, average-sounding women who transformed themselves into outlaws.

Parr is a second generation LWer. She did curriculum training for the state of California and was on the staff of the National Writing Project at University of California Santa Barbra. 

All residents are welcome.  Call Pat Kruger at 562-357-4040 for more information.

Mutual 2 held its annual Christmas party with over 200 residents attending. Jimmy Koffel Catering provided a turkey dinner. Mutual 2 resident Eric Nelson played Christmas music before and during dinner.  Past President Myrna Baker was chairperson for the event.  She and her team did a wonderful job. After dinner, Santa (Director Gordon Smith) made an appearance. As the evening wound down, President Teri Nugent ran a drawing for gift cards donated by some of the vendors who work in Mutual 2.  Everyone had a wonderful time and are looking forward to the Christmas Party in 2023.

Y Service Club ends its 30-plus year program

After 30-plus years of supporting the YMCA by holding fundraisers from rummage sales to trivia pursuit and many pancake breakfasts, the Y Service Club donated $6,000 after deciding to dissolve. 

The club assisted Leisure World residents by helping with small nonprofessional jobs. Although the club is no longer in service, the need is still here. The club encourages residents to be good neighbors to each other and—in remembrance of  the club—whenever possible offer a helping hand. 

In the words of the late and much loved Club President Margaret Humes: “Serve God by serving each other.”

LW Woman’s Club’s Toy Drive a huge success

The Leisure World Woman’s Club’s meeting will be held on  Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The meeting’s theme will be “Ringing in the New Year.” The group will be play Bingo and serve hot drinks and refreshments.

In December, the group sponsored a gift drive for one of its favorite charities, On the Day You Were Born. The gifts  gathered and donated will be used for birthday baskets to children in at risk and/or in need in the local community. Each basket contains new clothing, shoes, toys and a book. It is all wrapped and topped off with a stuffed animal, paper party items and supplies. The club thanks members and friends who made this drive such a success.   

For more information about the Woman’s Club or to join, contact Kathy Russell at 949-293-7517.

The Filipino Association of Leisure World bingo staff invites all residents to join  the group for a few fun rounds of Bingo on Sunday, Jan. 15 and 29. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the games starts at 1:30. 

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The Democratic Party is in the process of electing members to its statewide governing body.  Every registered Democrat living in Leisure World can vote for up to 14 members from a list of 24 candidates running to represent the 72nd Assembly District. They do not have to vote for more than one candidate.

Both voter registration and actual voting in this January’s election can be done online.  All potential voters need to be aware that to vote in this election, they must register online with the Democratic Party no later than Saturday, Dec. 31.  Go to https://www.adem.cadem.org/candidates-results/ad-72 for details or call 562-412-0898.  

Mary Tromp, current president of the SBLW Democratic Club, is one of the 24 candidates running in this Democratic Party election. She is already a member of the statewide governing body and is running for re-election.  The LW Democratic Club is supporting her re-election.  

Tromp has lived in Leisure Word since 2016.  Born in Ontario, Canada, she has been very interested in politics since she became a U.S. citizen in 2003. In addition to working with the LW club, Tromp is an associate member of the Democratic Party of Orange County.  She is also a member of the state-wide Women’s Caucus, the Rural Caucus, the Environmental Caucus, the Senior Caucus, and the Disabilities Caucus.


The LW Democratic Club will meet Wednesday, Jan. 25.  Mariann Klinger, Seal Beach City Council District 5 candidate in the Jan. 31 runoff election, will be the featured speaker.  The Democratic Club has endorsed Klinger in this election.

Only residents living west of St. Andrews can vote in District 5.  Nevertheless, the outcome of this Jan. 31 runoff election should be of concern to everyone in our community.  Every individual vote will be important. Whichever one of the two candidates receives the most votes in this election will be the only LW resident on the Seal Beach City Council. 

Vote-by-mail ballots for this SB City Council election should arrive sometime during the first week of January. 

For more information about Klinger, including how club members can help in her campaign, call 562-596-0450 or email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com.

For in-depth reporting on issues, Democrats and their supporters are invited to subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter for free by calling 562-296-8521 or emailing  democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. People should include their full name, address, phone number and party affiliation.  

LWers give back to the community through toy drive

More than 250 children and teens received toys and Christmas treats at the GRF and Brown Descents’ toy drive on Dec. 17.

Leisure World’s American Legion Auxiliary donated over 60 coats and jackets to American Family Housing in Midway City for veterans and their children.

French Club

A French Club has started in Leisure World. The club’s goal is to gather all residents who share a common interest in the French language and culture. Those who want to get involved or learn more information can contact An Truong at andtruong22@gmail.com or 714-932-1244.

The Sunshine Club looks back on the past year

The Sunshine Club just finished its 49th meeting last week and  is currently enjoying a few weeks off until its next meeting on Jan. 6.

The club formed in January 2012 with a mission to “Build Bridges For A Brighter Leisure World.” The club looks forward to continuing its mission in its 11th year.

This year, the club’s average attendance for  Zoom and in-person meetings was 45 participants. There were three occasions when the club had the club reach a maximum 85 persons capacity during its meeting. There was 105 people in attendance when GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick was a featured speaker.

The Sunshine Club frequently invited  guest speakers from Leisure World’s GRF departments so residents could get familiar with each system and purpose within the community. The club also invites guest speakers from outside LW so residents can learn more about the surrounding community. The club also held a the summer picnic and holiday party.

As the club expands its activities and events, it has also decided to increase officers to look after many meetings and outdoor events to keep the responsibilities fair and balanced.  

Besides its weekly Friday meetings, the club also takes bus trips. Over the past few years, the club has gone on day trips to like Los Angeles Farmers Market, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, Lancaster Poppy Fields, San Diego’s Old Town, the Getty Museum and the Griffith Observatory.

The most significant activity of the year for the club was when it hosted LW’s 60th Anniversary Celebration on June 24 in Clubhouse 2 . Over 225 shareholders enjoyed the milestone event.

On Jan. 6, the club will have a meeting without a speaker for members to socialize and catch up. On Jan. 13, the club will hold a  meeting with GRF Security Director Victor Rocha on the topic of “Review of Security Department.” On Jan. 20, a pharmacist will speak on her interest in ambulatory care, community pharmacy, and social and health equity; on Jan. 27, the GRF Emergency and Safety Coordinator Eloy Gomez,  and Laverne Haller and will speak  about “Go Bags.” The topic of each speaker’s presentation will be announced in the LW Weekly.

The Sunshine Club meets every Friday in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon. There are no membership dues; everyone in LW is welcome to join. For more information, text 562-301-5339. 

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Dancers & Mixers Club

The Dancers & Mixers Club will hold a dance on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Clubhouse 4 from 7-9 p.m. People should plan to dance to bring in the new year. Linda Herman will provide the live dance music. 

People should bring their favorite beverages and snacks. There will be a variety of music suitable for dancing, including line dancing. Everyone is welcome. Partners are not needed. Dancing is a fun way to stay in shape. For more information, call 562-431-1257.

Orchestra seeks new members

The Leisure World Orchestra is looking for members, including players of tuba, string bass, French horn, drums , violas and violins (the orchestra has a violin that can be borrowed). For information, contact Fred Rekker at 615-898-0669.

Doo Wop Club

The Doo Wop Let the Good Times Roll Club recently held a two-hour social in memory of the members lost this year. Longtime talented residents and performers starting with the passing of Bob Slater early in the spring, and in the summer the club lost Terry Humphrey, Rick Riley and Tillie Stiehr, and then at Thanksgiving it lost Claudio Gonzalez. 

All club members shared a year of hard work dedicated to bringing fun for all to enjoy, and the remaining club members hope to continue bringing joy to the community in 2023. The club invites all readers, neighbors and friends to join its Facebook group page to see more about the Good Times. To join, search Facebook groups for “Leisure World Seal Beach Doo Wop Let the good Times Roll official fan club,” answer a few security questions and submit your request to join the group. In January, the club will begin a talent search to add new members.

—Lu DeSantis

Start the new year with a dance

January’s weekend dance schedule is as follows:

• Saturday, Jan. 14: Cabaret presents the rock and roll band Vinyl Rock at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4

• Sunday, Jan. 15: Big Band ballroom music by the Velvetones in at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4

• Saturday, Jan. 28: Country rock and pop music by Abilene at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 

All welcome, but guests must be accompanied by GRF Member who invites them. Check LW Weekly for any changes in the schedule.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in LW

Velvetones: Clubhouse 4

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. Back by popular demand, the band will play on New Year’s Eve in Clubhouse 4. Doors open at 8:30 and the band will play from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 31.

Abilene: Clubhouse 2

Abilene will hold its annual New Year’s Eve party on Saturday, Dec. 31, in Clubhouse 2 at 9 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 8:30 p.m. and the music goes until midnight.

Health and Safety Guide-lines

Masks are no longer required at shows but are strongly recommended. People are not allowed to save tables, but they may bring their own snacks. 

Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than midnight to permit adequate time for the custodian to tear down and arrange the setup for the following day.

People cannot make announcements from the stage nor adjust audio-visual equipment. 

People should sign in, either as a resident or guest, in the proper spot. 

This is the only way GRF can judge the popularity of residents’ favorite bands.

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Coin Club

The Coin Club will hold its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 11 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1:30 p.m. Members can participate in the club’s door prizes, refreshments, coin auction, coin raffle and group discussions regarding currency and coins. Refreshments will be provided. Leisure World residents can have their coins evaluated at no cost.

Cribbage Club

The Cribbage Club provided Arby’s sandwiches and chips to start the holiday celebration last Tuesday. Terry Thrift made the the arrangements for the light meal. Myra Baker and Carrie Kistner assisted with serving.

Irvene Bernstein was one point away from winning her first star with a total of 846 out of a possible perfect score of 847. Second place went to Pat Swope with a score of 837 while Ron Jackson placed third with 834. Fourth place went to Franca Yeske with a total of 831. Ruth Bonnema won six out of seven games.

Seven games are played each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending by 4 p.m. Refreshments that celebrate birthdays or other special occasions are donated by members and served at noon.  

Those 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 for 2023 are $5 and may be paid at the check-in desk before play begins.

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Scrabble Club

The Leisure World Scrabble Club met four times between Nov. 30 and Dec. 21.

There were 40 scores above 300, two of which were higher than 400. There were also 20 bingos—the use of all seven tiles in one move.

Bob Ruderman led with 11 scores above 300, 12 bingos and a high point total of 472. Diane Seeger topped 300 ten times, had two bingos, and a best score of 373.

Wanda Bemben had six totals higher than 300. Herbest score was a 340. Suthy Edgar bettered 300 twice. She had two bingos and a high score of 425.

Sue Ann Gass, Myrna Losquadro, Sylvia Makus, Marilyn Moody, and Donna Perkins each had two scores above 300. Their best scores were between 326 and 342. Losquadro and Makus each had one bingo.

Larry Edgar had one score above 300, a 307, and one bingo. Club president Maria Giegerich had one bingo.

The Scrabble Club meets on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. New members are welcome.

—Larry Edgar

Drone Club

Bruce Reynolds (l) and Larry Blitstein prepare to launch their drones at First Street in Seal Beach. People are welcome to join the Leisure World Drone Club in the new year at Clubhouse 3, Room 7, at 11:30 a.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Members are happy to answer questions and welcome newcomers. For information about the club, email Joseph Valentenetti at 0501042@gmail.com.

Newcomers invited to observe hula classes

After an enjoyable and festive holiday season, Hui O Hula, the LW Hawaiian dance club, looks forward to more hula in 2023. Dance lessons are offered twice a week at 1 p.m. On Tuesdays, the class meets upstairs in Clubhouse 6 and, on Thursdays, at Veteran’s Plaza (or inside Clubhouse 3 when the weather is bad). 

Everyone is welcome to audit the class or join in straight away. Each hula is a new lesson as it tells a different story with different movements. The club gives mahalo/thanks to old friend/hula dancer Carmen Edwards for her invitation. Hula dancers had fun entertaining at the LW American Legion Auxiliary Christmas party last week. The club also thanks to president Carolyn van Aalst and her hui (group). 

The dancers were able to enjoy cookies, chips and hot chocolate with their donation. Hui dancers are always grateful for the opportunity to share their aloha in dance. Call 562-431-2242 for more information on class and shows. 


Silver Fox Classic Car Club

Silver Fox Classic Car Club member Ron Lee, next to his dream car, a Ferrari Testarossa. The car club meets on the second Tuesday of each the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 5, at 6 p.m. People don’t have to own a vintage, classic or collectible vehicle to join the club, just a passion for cars.

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. to the Saturday Morning Dance Classs group. 

New topics are voted on each month. Classes are $7 per person. Partners are not needed. 

For more information, contact President William Young at 408-858-3560.

—William Young

GRF gives tours of LW on Tuesdays

The GRF Transportation Department conducts monthly bus tours of Leisure World on Tuesdays for new and recently moved-in residents. 

Included in the tours are GRF clubhouses, Turtle Lake Golf Course, Mission Park and its activity courts and gaming rooms, the 1.8-Acre disposal and recycling area, as well as the Leisure World Library and the Main Gate bus station. 

The 1.5-hour tours begin at the bus hub on the east side of the Amphitheater north of the Administration Building. 

Stock Transfer can book tours when new buyers check in, or people can schedule one at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/NewMemberBusTours@lwsb.com/bookings/. 

For more information, call or email Melissa Gomez at melissag@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 326; or Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com or 562-431-6586, ext. 398.

LB has two free fireworks shows for NYE

There will be two free fireworks shows in Long Beach on New Year’s Eve: one at 9 p.m. and one at midnight. People can watch the fireworks from anywhere along the coast, like Shoreline Aquatic Park or Shoreline Village. 

Harbor Breeze Cruises is also hosting a special night of fireworks during a cruise along the Long Beach Harbor. Boarding starts at 7:30 p.m. and the boat departs at 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $65 each. People should check in at Dock No. 2 in the Rainbow Harbor Marina, adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific, at 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach.

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Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble

The Seal Beach Guitar Ensemble held a concert on Dec. 17 in Clubhouse 3. The group thanks the Leisure World Korean Community Church, as well as friends and members’ families for their support. The group’s members, in no particular order, are Michael Oh, Moonja Doh, Mimi Lee, Kay Seo, Natalia Kim ,Teresa Kim, Young ye Kang, Kris Kim and Jon Ramage. Guest players are Hea Lee, Lance Kim, Jennifer Kim, Jennifer Park and director Kevin Kim. After the concert, members and guests gathered to enjoy refreshments. The next concert will be held in April.

Karaoke singers celebrate with holiday tunes

Happy music was made by happy singers on karaoke night. A group gathered joyfully caroling Christmas tunes like “Silver Bells” in Clubhouse 1. Host Walt Bier began the evening with his favorite, “Blue Blue Christmas.” Mariza Joaquin sang an angelic “Silent Night.” William Young gave the audience an energetic “Let It Be Christmas.” Danna Sanders charmed the audience with “Santa Baby.” “A Marvelous Toy” was also appreciated by Donald Horning. Many cutesy Christmas songs like “Nuttin’ for Christmas” were chosen by Erika Greenwood, Shannon Harrison, Elizabeth Butterfield and Karen Morris. Beautiful hymns were sung by Bob Barnum, Susan Kelleghan, Carmen Edwards, Rob Illingworth, David Noble and Vinny Correnti.

Walt and Margie Bier were overwhelmed with the appreciative gestures of the club members. The pair love the laughing, clapping and swaying with the music that karaoke singers provide the audience each Wednesday night in Clubhouse 1. The club welcomes first-time singers and those who come to listen and enjoy the evening.

—Margie Thompson

Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet Thursday, Jan. 12, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The assignment is to photograph an image with lots of texture. It could be something small or large, but a major part of the photograph must be “razor sharp”. If the background is slightly (or definitely) out of focus, that is okay, because it will emphasize the object or subject. Backlighting or side lighting of the subject will increase texture, which is the desired objective. Send images to Ben Benjamins at benbenjamins@hotmail.com and the class will see everybody’s interpretation of this assignment at the January meeting. 

Multiple photos by the same artist are encouraged.Everyone is welcome. For information about the club, call Regine Schumacher at 562-430-7978.

—Regine Schumacher

LW Poetry

This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. 


I have a good friend named Gerri

who writes sweet poems that are merry.

She writes short stories, too

when she’s given a clue,

like ghost stories that you’d find scary!


—Ethel Ina Carter, member of LW Creative Writer’s Club

LW Poetry

This feature showcases original poems by members of the Creative Writers Club of Leisure World and other GRF members. 

The Joy of Jasmine’s Fragrance

Fragrance wafts through the air from the open window.

Pink jasmine bursts like a very bright smiling face.

“Hey, last spring we met, and this spring again, 

you give joy to me.”

I have a relationship with jasmine from my early days in Monterey, California. When I retired, I brought the plant because it was a part of my life. 

I continue to enjoy the fragrance of my jasmine now.

A few years ago, I shared a cutting from the jasmine shrubs with my neighbor who had just lost her husband. The jasmine’s beautiful blossoms and 

fragrance comforted her very much.

As an immigrant, it was not easy for me to settle down in a strange land. I have learned that when I turn over all situations to our good Lord, He is so faithful

 in keeping his promises. I give Him all the glory.

Whenever breezes flow, jasmine spreads its fragrance, which allows me to share my joy with others all of my remaining days. My Lord is continually pruning me to His likeness.

May life be like jasmine—fragrant!

—Cho Heah Lee, Mutual 7

Duplicate Bridge

At the organizational meeting of the 2023 executive board, the following officers were elected unanimously: Larry Slutsky, president; Fred Reker, vice president; Gene Yaffee, secretary; Russ Gray, treasurer; Ellen Kice, parlimentarian; Linda Nye, director-at-large.

Overall winners in the five-table Howell game on Dec. 15 were Joan Tschirki and Sue Fardette with a 64% game. Second were Lynn Danielson and Jane Reid with a 58% game and third were Beth Matheny and Howard Small with a 56% game. 

With a 66% game, Thad Mikols and Marilyn McClintock were the East/West winners in the six-table game on Dec. 16; second were LaVonne McQuilkin and Carol Murakoshi with a 56.5% game. 

North/South winners were Sue Fardette and Bud Parish with a 61.5% game; close behind in second place were Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz with a 61% game.

North/South winners in the 9.5-table game on Dec. 19 were Sharon Beran and Gene Yaffee with a 56.49% game. Second were Shmuel Fisher and Thad Mikols with a 55.72% game; third were Larry Slutsky and Fred Reker with a 54.17% game. 

East/West winners were Bud Parish and Sue Fardette with a 61.44% game; second were Melanie Smith and LaVonne McQuilkin with a 59.77% game; third were Miranda and Tony Reddy with a 57.04% game.

Games are played on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. to confirm their reservations. 

Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets or call Linda Nye at 562-453-6678 or email at yuelingnye@yahoo.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day. 

—Gene Yaffee

Pinochle Club

The winners on Dec. 8 were Tony Dodero, first, 12,510; Suzanne Parks, second, 11,800; Gail Colden, third, 10,710; Antonia Zupancich, 10,700.

The winners on Dec. 17 were Irene Perkins, first, 10,550; Julia Troise, second, 10,520; Gayle Colden and Margo Dodero, a tie for third, 10,480; and Donna Gorman, fourth, 9,640.

The winners on Dec. 19 were Diana Lambert, first, 13,540; Tony Dodero, second, 11,610; Marilyn Allred, third, 10,570; and Don Kramer, fourth, 11,240. 

The Pinochle Club meets on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 1.

—Marge Dodero

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Golfers play last Guys & Gals Tournament of year

by Dave LaCascia

LW contributor

A Guys and Gals Tournament was played on Dec. 21. Teams of various skilled golfers of one man and one woman vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5 foot radius are rewarded), and two closest to the pin challenges. 

The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, 18 hole-par 54 course, that tests all who play.

The promised divot fix seed mixture has also arrived. Players should be sure to repair their own divots and ball marks.

A total of 29 teams (58 players) teed off and played 18 holes. 

The morning was cool and damp with no wind. 

The sun was out early, and temperatures rose into the low 60s by rounds end. 

The temporary tees are gone and tee to green distances were at their maximum. 

As such the number of birdies and circle hole winners, compared to last tournament, dropped significantly with the longer yardages.

There were eight circle hole winners and 42 birdies. 

The lowest gross scores were pair Bob and Janice Turner and pair Dong and Devora Kim at a very respectable 1 under 53.  

Lowest net scores were pair Pat Paternoster and Nancy Reid a nd pair Bob and Janice at marvelous 8 under 46. 

Twenty-four teams had net scores at or under par plus 10 teams were under 50 net. 

Closest to the pin on the eighth hole was pair Gene Archambault and Kyung Ju (a mere 2 inches from a hole-in-one), and on the 17th hole was pair Pat Paternoster and Sandy Derouin.

Winners: (All scores below are net Equals gross score minus handicap)

“A” flight (handicaps of 0-9) 

First place: Bob and Janice Turner, a sensational 8 under 46; second: tie between pair Mike Mayfield and  pair Alison Kim and Gene Archambault and Stella Yoon, a well-played 5 under 49; third: three-way tie between pair Kyoo and Jassca Choi, pair Dong and Devora Kim and pair Bob Barnum and Kyung Ju, a very nice 4 under 50; fourth: tie between Young and Hae Lee, a sweet 3 under 51.

“B” flight (handicaps of  10-12)

First place: Pat Paternoster and Nancy Reid, a spectacular 8 under 46; second: tie between pair Yong J. and Myung Kim and pair Ken Notorleva and Pam Krug, a really good 7 under 47; third: James Farr and Sandy Derouin, a super 6 under 48; fourth: Ron Jackson and Dale Quinn, a hard-earned 3 under 51.

“C” flight (handicaps of 13-18)

First place: Marv Jones and Marilyn Hewitt, a terrific 6 under 48; second: tie between pair Ryan and Kay Hong &and pairJames and Grace Choi, an impressive 5 under 49; third: tie between pair Byron Schweitzer and Bert Thompson and pair Steve and Connie Kang, a nice 4 under 50; fourth: Joon Sup and Young Yoon, a fine 3 under 51.

The next Guys and Gals Tournament will be held on Jan 18. 

The next Men’s Tournament will be on Jan. 11. 

The club plays tournaments on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month.

Those had planned to play in any tournament and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at 541-324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at 801-674-5975 as soon as possible. 

Everyone should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled tee time and be ready to play. 

Men’s Golf League

On Friday, Dec. 16, nine golfers and a guest from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League endured the very cold and damp morning at the 5600-yard par 70 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. The weather and course conditions allowed only 1 of the 9 golfers to shoot net under par. Fujio Norihiro was closest to the pin on the par 3 seventh hole; Bill McKusky and Bob Munn had fewest putts; and there was one birdie by Gary Stivers.


A Flight (handicaps 0-19): First place: McKusky, an excellent 1 under 69; second: tie between Stivers and Clay Fischer, a well-played 3 over 73; third: tie between Norihiro and Tim Looney.

B Flight (handicaps 20 and over): First place: Gene Vesely, a hard earned 4 under 74; second: Ron Jackson; third: Bob Munn; fourth: Liz Meripol.

—Dave LaCascia

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Shuffleboard Club

The LW Shuffleboard Club closed out a spectacular fall season with a fun potluck Christmas/holiday party with 38 people participating in the festivities. Incredible decorations provided by Sally Fowler, coupled with delicious food and the uproarious games of left-right-center made for a great evening after all fall league games were completed.

The Friday morning fall league ended with the Hot Rods, who earned a win average of 555. Both the Bumpers and the Smashers earned win average was 472. The Tuesday evening fall league ended with an earned win average of 500 for the Night Shufflers, 486 for the Hot Shots and 472 for the Evening Sliders. 

The Tuesday Evening Fall League had 18 players win all their games played on a given night at least once. Chandra Patel, Roger Bennett and Carol Johnson won all their games on three of the six nights their teams played.

The Friday Morning Fall League had 17 players win all their games played on a given morning at least once. Sally Fowler, Harshad Patel, Jack O’Brien, Roger Bennett, Enrique Gracia, and Richard “Red” Ryals won all their games on three of the six mornings their teams played.

Schedules for the winter leagues have been posted in the Courts Building, which will be open for pick-up games on Wednesday, Dec. 28, from 9-11 a.m. 

Starting Jan. 2, the regularly scheduled open-play “pick-up” games will resume from 9-11 a.m., free for all club members and any LW residents. 

For more information, call or text Kay Mount at 775-527-0426.

—Kay Mount

Bocce Winter League: Jan. 10

The Bocce Ball Winter League starts the week of Jan. 10. League games are played on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Games are played on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. On Thursdays and Sundays, games are played in the afternoon from 11:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

To sign up, call Roger Bennett at 562-296-5644.

—Marsha Stamper

Pool Club celebrates with 396 tournament

On Dec. 19, in Clubhouse 2, the Leisure World Pool Club held its 369 holiday Pool tournament. There was food, desserts and drinks for all 36 players.

What made this tournament unique was that Pool Club members could invite a friend from outside Leisure World to play—something the club only does once a year. The group had three-person teams instead of the usual two-person teams. Players were divided into twelve A, B and C player levels. The A players made a blind draw for their two partners. Each team played six different opponents in a form of nine ball called 369. One point is scored for making the three ball, two points for the six and three points for the nine, so a team can receive zero to six points in a game.

At the end of six rounds, there were four teams tied for first place with twenty points. To break the tie, two team A players, on two different tables, lagged for which teams would play one game of nine ball for first place; the other two teams would play for third place. Lagging is routinely used in pool tournaments to decide which player gets to break first. It is much faster than playing an entire game. The two players shoot their cue ball at the same time to the end rail, and the one that comes the closest one to the back rail wins the lag.

Bob Barnum won the lag against Dave Ruiz and Jerry Wrenn won his lag against Tom Zimmerman. In the final game for first place, Connie Terry made a nice shot on the nine ball in a corner pocket to win for her teammates Bob Barnum and Ray Friedrichsen. Jerry Wrenn, Linda Patton and Brian Burch were second and Dave Ruiz, Gary Monahan and Millie Larson finished third.

This was the LW Pool Club’s final event of the year. The spring pool league will start on Monday, Jan. 23, and Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. Each division will have six teams that will play three rounds and finish the season on May 10.

—David Silva

Women’s Golf

Despite the freezing cold weather, 49 women golfers came to participate the weekly tourament play on Dec. 20. They competed for low gross, low net and fewest putts. 

During the nine hole round, three women scored 11 putts each which averaged just over one putt per hole.

The flight winners were:

Flight A

Low Gross: A tie between Linda Herman and Jassca Choi, 28; Low Net: Grace Choi, 25; and fewest putts: Janice Turner, 11.

Flight B

Low Gross: Margie Thompson, 30; Low Net: Sun Lee, 24; Fewest Putts: a tie between Margie Thompson and Sun Lee, 11.

Flight C

Low Gross: A tie between Bert Thompson and Sue Yokomi, 32; Low Net: Patty Littrell, 24; Fewest Putts: Sue Yokomi, 12.

Flight D

Low Gross: Kyung Ju, 31; Low Net: Anne Walshe, 21; Fewest Putts: A three-way tie between Kyung Ju, Anne Walshe, and Myung Kim, 13. 

The club plays on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

—Dale Quinn


“Sweet” companion cat up for FREE adoption. Fully indoor trained, spayed and shots are up to date. Call (559) 240-9850.


Nu Kote 562-833-3911.  SB Business License 699080. Exp 1/11/2023


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Carpeting. Patio Carpet Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  Exp 2/08/2023



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, 

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JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12/2023




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New-Windows/Patio-Storage and Enclosures.  Exp 2/08/2023

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Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 3/01/2023


Cory Gee Painting. Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts 714-308-9931. License 1049257.  Exp 2/08/2023


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 2/08/2023


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

Exp 2/22/2023


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



Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint,  speciality-finishes, cabinets, murals and MORE! License 1033927.  Exp 1/04/23



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 1/25/2023


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

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.  Exp 3/01/2023.


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Shades/Drapes/New Windows.  Exp 2/08/2023

Window Washing

BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE.  PHIL (562)-881-2093.  Seal Beach Business License  AB0001.

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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 1/18/23



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 1/04/2023


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


Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services.  Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments/Honey-Do-List.  (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830  Seal Beach License14206409.  Exp 1/11/2023


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


MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT, WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING.  CALL PHIL at 562-881-2093.  Over 30 Years Experience! SB Business License AB0001.  Exp 1/11/2023



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 1/18/2023


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


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 1/11/2023


LeeGee Cleaning Services.  Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning,Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly.  7-Days Call/Text Lisa/714-916-7796. SB Business License LEE0004.  Exp 1/25/2023


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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.

Exp 2/22/2023



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 1/18/2023


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


Fast • Cute • Blue • Club-Car • Golfcart.  25-mph/2022-Batteries/Brake-Lights/Turn-Signals/Unique-Body-Style.  Fun to Drive. $4,500.  Call Teri/714-323-0566


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


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 3/15/2023


2022 Jeep Cherokee Altitude, White, 4×4, 12K/miles. $29,900/OBO. 714-743-7000  Exp 1/11/2023



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 1/25/2023 



Your moving service, any size job.  Call/310-387-2618.  Business License RO263644. Exp 2/01/2023


“Wonderful and convenient sitting height queen-size air-bed for occasional guest(s)”. Semi-automatic self-inflating/deflating into its own 32”x21”x14” case with wheels and handle. Easily stored in a closet or even in a corner of a room. Gently-used/like-new/working-condition. Uses standard queen-sized bedding. Room for blanket/pillow/sheets inside case when deflated. Originally sold for over $300. We will let it go to the first-buyer willing to pay $100/FIRM. Contact Dan Wilderman/949-515-8948/Mutual-14.


Estate Sale. Thursday=>December-29th/Friday=>December-30th/9:00am-3:00pm. 13121 Del Monte Drive, Mutual-11/Apartment-283J. This is a beautiful home filled with treasures & collectibles. Porcelain doll collection/many-crafting-supplies/yarn/glassware-for-entertaining/Asian-inspired-cabinet/artwork/lots-of-storage-containers/Vintage-dresser/entertainment-center/lamps/wine-rack/jewelry-armoire. Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise, PO Box 427, Seal Beach, 90740. SB Business License 14206514. For entry through Leisure-World main-gate, call/text Denise/714-234-8842 by Wednesday, PLEASE bring your own boxes/bags.


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 1/04/2023


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