LWW Translate/Vie Ed.

Oct 28 2021

Traffic safety is growing concern

Traffic safety is a growing concern in Leisure World. With two recent car-vs.-scooter collisions that caused injuries and an increasing number of tickets being handed out, Seal Beach police, GRF officials and Security staff are seeking ways to calm traffic and bolster safety on LW streets.

Security Services Director Victor Rocha and Seal Beach police, who are routinely in LW for traffic control, report that traffic violations inside LW are escalating. 

Since Oct. 4, SBPD has issued about 125 citations here for various violations, according to Sgt. Jordan Mirakian.

SBPD Detective Jon Ainley reported that LW residents regularly communicate to him their concerns about unsafe drivers. 

Ainley and Mirakian are reviewing various options to help mitigate the ongoing problem, including compliance checkpoints for infractions such as failure to have a driver’s license and other forms of directed enforcement. 

SBPD will ultimately present potential remedies for consideration by the GRF.

Meanwhile, Security is looking at speed cushions and similar traffic calming devices, among other solutions, including ways to stop unlicensed drivers from operating vehicles inside LW.

To that end, Security has requested that the LW Weekly and other LW information outlets inform residents that anyone operating a vehicle in LW is required to have a valid DMV license any time they drive, no matter how short the trip. 

Also the speed limit in LW is 25 miles an hour. Drivers should come to full stops at all signs and lights, and be alert for pedestrians, carts, scooters and bikes in intersections. 

Beloved mailman is retiring

by Ruth Osborn


Residents in Mutuals 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are sorry to see their faithful, funny and chummy mailman call it a career after 30 years of solicitious service and lots of dog treats for their furry friends.

Julian Pietrzak has been serving LW since 1991 and plans to retire at the end of this month. In addition to distributing letters and packages, he has liberally lent a helping hand, a listening ear and keen sense of humor (maybe a little off-color at times, he admits).

“I’ve experienced numerous acts of kindness. People are so nice and kind,” said the Cypress resident, who has an easy smile and affable personality.

It’s also flat and safe here, two big pluses for Julian. 

He’s in constant motion for most of his day, which starts at 8:30 a.m. and can end at 8 p.m., if he’s covering someone else’s shift. That can add up to 18-20 miles, so level ground is a big plus.

As for feeling safe, in all his 30 years, he’s never been physically threatened, by man or dog in LW. He took care of any potential canine conflict by doing what he does best, building a rapport, this one between him and the dogs on his route. 

In 2001, when dogs were first allowed in LW, Julian knew it could be a problem for him. So he researched and found the best treats—Pup-peroni is what the dogs like best—and he keeps a package in his top pocket at all times. It’s a win-win. Most of the dogs on his route are happily waiting for his arrival, along with many of their humans.

Julian’s service often went above and beyond delivering the daily mail. He didn’t have to brave sleet and snow, but there were times when he was able to assist people in distress. One time a woman fell and could not get up. He heard her screaming and was able to save the day. 

He’s been known to help the infirm prepare a quick breakfast and routinely gives time he can’t really spare. (The U.S. Postal Service equips mail carriers with GPS devices that track their movements to make sure they are covering their routes as quickly as possible.) He listens to people. He tells jokes to make them laugh. He knows that, for some, his visit is the only one of the day.

“I’m very outgoing,” he said. “I try to make friends. I want to help people. If something needs doing, I will do it,” he said.

“He isn’t just a mailman,” said Gloria Arganda of Mutual 4. “He checked on me, listened to my stories and my problems. I’m going to miss him.”

She’s not the only one. 

“I have lived in many places, and I have never had a mailman like Julian,” said Kathy Bloomfield of Mutual 4. “I have nothing but praise for this man. He is just beloved.”

She and her husband, Mark, are hosting a retirement party on Nov. 7 from noon-3 p.m. They hand-delivered about 580 invitations to residents on Julian’s route. “There were people crying when they found out he was retiring,” Kathy said. “He has girlfriends all over the place, and the dogs will miss him more than anything.”

They expect more than 100 people to attend the party. For more information, email markbloomfield1954@gmail.com.

It will be a bittersweet goodbye for sure. His LW friends are sad to see him go but happy that he has a peaceful retirement ahead.  

“I plan to recuperate from this job and just regroup,” he said. “Then I would like to get in my car and take my wife, Edde, and just drive.” He hopes to see Arizona, Texas, Idaho, Wyoming.

But before he leaves LW, he will have to bid farewell to the hundreds of LWers who look forward to seeing him every day.  

“I would thank all my customers for the over 30 years of friendship, kindness and just being decent to one another, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart.”

Thanksgiving Special

Practicing gratitude has numerous mental and physical health benefits, and the season that celebrates thanksgiving is nearly upon us. The challenges brought by the pandemic weigh heavy at times, but the sun still shines. The LW Weekly would like to focus on all that makes this community great with a special Thanksgiving feature in the Nov. 25 issue. Residents are encouraged to send in a  paragraph or two on something they are thankful for and/or their favorite holiday charities to help someone in need. Send submissions to rutho_news@lwsb.com by Nov. 18.

North Gate Sound Wall Update

Crews were scheduled to begin work on the foundation of two walls along southbound I-405 adjacent to North Gate Road Tuesday. Workers will use an auger to drill large holes, install forms and steel cages, and pour concrete into the holes to form 130 cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles. The work will begin on the north end of the wall and will proceed south. The job is expected to take about six weeks. For more information, see 405 Improvement story, page 3.

Golf Course Closed

Turtle Lake Golf Course will be closed for maintenance this Saturday, Oct. 30. The course will open as usual on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

LWers left in dark Oct. 23

Thousands of LW residents were left in the dark Saturday, Oct. 23. A power pole located on El Dorado Drive adjacent to the RV Lot and Mutual 8’s Building 199 suffered a critical failure due to age and condition of the pole (not a vehicle collision). The top of the pole just snapped, according to a video captured by RV lot cameras. The failure caused a widespread power outage throughout the community Saturday. Seal Beach police and Security closed the intersection of Oakmont and El Dorado streets to protect pedestrians and vehicles and alerted Southern California Edison, which was immediately on scene to make repairs. Power was out for about 24 hours, with full restoration by mid-morning Oct. 24. To report a power outage, residents should call 1-800-611-1911. For more information on power outages in general, log on to sce.com.

Emergency Expo

The annual Emergency Preparedness Expo will be Oct. 30 in Clubhouse 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with several emergency preparedness supply vendors. 

Residents will be able to purchase anything they may need for survival kits and grab-and-go bags. 

In addition to the vendors, there will be Leisure World service clubs, face painting, live music, barbecue and much more.

Leisure World bus service will be available throughout the event. Face masks are required to enter. 

Area code needed to dial 562 numbers

LW residents who have 562 area codes now have to add those three digits when making phone calls to people who share their area code.

Those with the area codes 562, 626, 949 and 951 must dial all 10 digits as of Oct. 24 as part of a federal mandate that will give the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline a shorter phone number.

That means when calling from a cell phone, even if you have a 562 number and place a call to a 562 number, you must include the area code when dialing. It is recommended that you update contact lists saved to your cell phone in compliance with the 10-digit format.

Local calls dialed with only seven digits will reach a recording that the call cannot be completed as dialed. 

Callers must hang up and dial again using the correct dialing format.

The 911 emergency calling system will not be affected.  Residents will continue to dial 911 directly in the event of an emergency requiring a police, fire or emergency medical response. 

The Federal Communications Commission has designated 988 as the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, according to a recent FCC release. Beginning July 16, 2022, those in crisis will only have to dial that three-digit number rather than the current  (800) 273-8255.

In the United States, 82 area codes that currently operate with seven-digit calling-—including the 562 area code—use 988 as a central office exchange code, allowing for easier dialing. To ensure that all callers trying to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline successfully complete their calls, these 82 area codes had to switch to 10-digit calling, according to the FCC. 

“To prepare for implementation of a quick way to dial the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline using only ‘988’ to connect callers to the Lifeline,” the FCC’s statement said, “these area codes must transition to 10-digit dialing for all calls, including local calls.”

In California, nine area codes have working seven-digit phone numbers in which the first three digits—called a central office code—are 988.

Winter berm to be constructed

The City of Seal Beach started construction of the annual winter sand berm project this week. The work will extend through November.  

The berm will be built along the beach from the pier easterly to approximately Dolphin Avenue.  

Crew Inc. will construct the berm.

In addition, this fall, the city will concurrently perform back-passing, which is the process of removing beach sand from the west side of the pier and bringing it to the east side of the pier.  

This process is performed periodically due to wave run-up carrying sand from the east beach to the west beach.  

The contractor will stage its equipment in the 10th Street beach parking lot.

The city’s public works department will have a portion of the parking lot coned off in preparation for the work.

The berm, an annual fixture at the beach, is a popular place to watch a sunset and is usually taken down in April.

 For further information regarding this project, contact David Spitz, associate engineer, at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1331. 

—from the City of Seal Beach

405 Improvement Update

The Orange County Transportation Authority, in cooperation with Caltrans, is widening the San Diego Freeway (I-405) between SR-73 and I-605.The project is improving 16 miles of I-405 between the SR-73 freeway in Costa Mesa and I-605 near the Los Angeles County line. Construction updates are as follows:

North Gate Road

Crews are set to work on the foundation of two walls along southbound I-405 adjacent to North Gate Road. 

The foundation consists of 130 cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles. Crews will use an auger to drill large holes, install forms and steel cages, and pour concrete into the holes to form the piles. The work is set to begin on the north end of the wall and will proceed south. 

The job was expected to begin Oct. 26 and take about six weeks to complete. Work hours are from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activity may occur at night. 

This work may be loud. 

Westbound SR-22 On-Ramp from 

Old Ranch Parkway Closed 

Crews closed the Old Ranch Parkway on-ramp to the westbound  SR-22 on April 13 to accommodate the freeway widening. 

Activities include demolition, excavation, grading, drainage and electrical system installation, and concrete pours and asphalt paving.

 Daytime work hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m. Nighttime work hours are 9 p.m.-6 a.m.

Northbound I-405 Loop Off-Ramp 

to Bolsa Avenue Closed 

Crews closed the northbound I-405 loop off-ramp to Bolsa on June 18 to accommodate freeway widening. The ramp is anticipated to reopen in late November. 

I-405 Lane Reductions for Center Median Work 

Crews will continue to perform work in the center median on the I-405 at the Bolsa Avenue bridge. This work will require north- and southbound I-405 HOV lane reductions between Bolsa Avenue and Goldenwest.

Lane reductions will continue from 5 a.m.-noon, for approximately two more months. 

Sidewalk Closures on Seal Beach Boulevard for Signal Work 

Crews closed the sidewalks at the intersection of Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson Avenue for permanent traffic signal construction.

Activities include the removal of existing sidewalk ramps, installation of new sidewalk ramps, and electrical and foundation work.

Permanent traffic signal construction and the sidewalk closure will continue through December. Daytime work hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Seal Beach Boulevard and Lampson will be intermittently reduced to two lanes at the intersection for the duration of the work.

SB I-405 Off-Ramp to Bolsa Chica Road Closed 

Crews closed the SB I-405 off-ramp to Bolsa Chica on Oct. 27 and the ramp will be closed for approximately three more months to advance construction on the Bolsa Chica bridge.  

Southbound I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to 

Westminster Boulevard Closed 

 The closure of the southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to eastbound Westminster Boulevard has been extended for an additional two months to allow crews to complete bridge construction that was delayed due to nesting owls.

This work may be loud. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational issues.

Almond Avenue 

 Crews are working on the foundation of a wall along Almond Avenue between Dahlia Circle and Jasmin Circle in College Park East adjacent to the northbound I-405. The foundation consists of approximately 250 cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles.

This activity includes augering large holes, and installing forms and steel cages and pouring concrete into the holes to form the piles.

Once this work is complete, crews will begin placing rebar, constructing forms and pouring concrete to construct the wall.

The work is ongoing from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays, as needed through November. 

Nighttime activities may also occur between 9 p.m.-6 a.m. 

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activity may occur at night. This work may be loud.

Sign up for project-wide and bridge-specific construction alerts at bit.ly/405-signup. Email 405project@octa.net or call (888) 400-8994 for more information. 

Click It or Ticket

Seal Beach Police are routinely in Leisure World these days, handing out tickets to scofflaw drivers. Some are cited for blowing through stop signs and some, for speeding. But on a recent day, more than 40 percent of the citations were given for failure to wear seat belts, according to Seal Beach police.

It can be an expensive oversight: The cost of an adult seat belt violation in California is $162. Senior drivers can expect dramatic hikes in insurance rates as well.

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

More than half of the people killed in car crashes were not restrained at the time of the crash. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury.

It’s that simple, and it’s also the law.

Fastening seat belts in moving cars is mandatory, regardless of the distance or the speed of travel.

California’s first seat belt laws took effect Jan. 1, 1986, and required both drivers and passengers to wear seat belts when they ride in a passenger vehicle in California. 

But seat belts have been around a lot longer than that.

The seat belt was invented in the 19th century but was not used in the vehicle industry until1922 beginning with the lap belt in the Indy 500 race cars. The three-point vehicle seat belt was not introduced till 1959, according to Wikipedia.

“Click It or Ticket” debuted in California in 2005, and since then, the state’s seat belt use rate has increased from 92.5 percent in 2005 to 96 percent in 2018, according to OTS.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Agency (NHTSA) estimates that seat belt use has saved more than 375,000 lives since 1975.

There are several benefits to seat belts:

• Prevents people from being ejected from vehicles.

• Protects from the life-threatening force of an airbag, which can cause serious injury to the unrestrained.

• Contributes to passenger safety.

• Reduces car insurance rates.

The NHTSA conducted a study of car crashes between 1960 and 2012, looking at how various vehicle safety technologies impacted accidents. 

Technologies included popular safety measures like vehicle airbags, electronic stability control, power steering and anti-lock brakes. 

The study found that seat belts saved more lives than all other safety measures combined, with seat belts alone credited for saving hundreds of thousands of lives.

In a head-on collision between two vehicles traveling at 25 mph, there is a 50-mph impact, which is strong enough to deploy air bags and cause severe injury. 

LWers are urged to obey the law and buckle up to stay safe, protect passengers and avoid costly tickets.

—Eloy Gomez

safety & emergency coodinator

Veterans Luncheon 

LW veterans are invited to a complimentary barbecued chicken lunch in their honor on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 2-6 p.m. at the Los Alamitos American Legion, Post 716, 3252 Florista St. (just north of Katella between Los Alamitos Boulevard and the 605 freeway) in Los Alamitos.

Veterans, whether they are an American Legion member or not, will dine for free.  

An optional, nominal donation to support veterans programs is requested from guests of the veterans.

The meal will consist of barbecued chicken and side dishes. Soft drinks, liquor, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

People should RSVP by today, Oct. 28, by calling (714) 306-1485. Veterans should leave their first and last names, branch of the service in which they served, and if they plan to bring a guest.

“We are hoping to thank as many veterans as possible for their service to our country,” said LWer and fellow veteran Mike Depew.

Minibus Orientation

A Minibus informational meeting is held on the first Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, to help LW residents use LW’s transportation service. Reservations are not required.

The next orientation is set for Nov. 4. 

The GRF Transportation Department provides information on the Minibus service and the GRF appointment-based Access bus service for people with mobility challenges. Information on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations is also presented. 

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

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

The LW Minibus service is a community transportation service for everyone. Residents, Leisure World employees, visitors,  family members of residents and caregivers can all ride the minibuses. 

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

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

Halloween Happenings

Halloween is a good time to dress up, get away and have some fun. There are a couple of options outside of LW. 

• Trunk or Treat

The Los Alamitos Recreation & Community Services Department  will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat event at Little Cottonwood Park. The free event will offer fun family activities for all ages. Food is available for purchase. Bring the grandkids to Little Cottonwood Park, 4000 Farquhar Ave., Los Alamitos; (562) 430-1073.

• Knott’s Scary Farm 

Professional “scare-masters” have transformed the old Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm for another year of Halloween fun. Every year, all 160-acres of Knott’s Berry Farm are transformed into your worst nightmare with themed mazes, live shows and more. It’s open until Oct. 31. Knott’s Berry Farm is located at 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park.

OC Sanitation Sewer Project

The Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) is rehabilitating two parallel sewers on north and southbound Seal Beach and Los Alamitos boulevards, as well as along Katella Avenue, Oak Street and Lexington Drive in the cities of Seal Beach and Los Alamitos. 

Construction will continue through winter 2022.

Work will begin on Lexington Drive, with sewer line cleaning and chemical grouting to reinforce the pipe. 

This activity will be done at night, when sewer flows are low. 

Manhole rehabilitation work will follow. 

Work will consist of opening the manholes to insert a new liner to extend the life of the manhole. 

Most of the activity on Katella Avenue is occurring on eastbound travel lanes. 

Following this segment of work, construction will continue on Los Alamitos Boulevard.

Phase 2 will start at Oak Street toward Katella Avenue, thenproceed east toward Los Alamitos Boulevard. 

Work will continue south on the southbound lanes of Los Alamitos Boulevard, concluding in Seal Beach.

Project Description

• Night work and occasional weekend work.

• Noise and dust.

• Occasional turn restrictions.

• Lane closures.

• Crosswalk closures.

• Street parking restrictions.

What to Expect

There could be temporary bus stop relocations on Katella Avenue at Lexington Drive, Noel Street, Bloomfield Street, Maple Street and Los Alamitos Boulevard. Visit octa.net for details.

Expect lane closures, occasional turn restrictions and flagmen directing traffic on Lexington Drive and Katella Avenue.

OC San is closely coordinating with the cities of Seal Beach and Los Alamitos to mitigate any potential impacts. 

Notices will be distributed with specific details as work begins closer to Leisure World. Watch the LW Weekly for updates.

For more information, contact the Construction Hotline at (714) 378-2965 or ConstructionHotline@ocsan.gov. 

OC San is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment  and recycling services for about 2.6 million people in central and northwest Orange County. 

It operates almost 400 miles of pipes and two facilities.

CalFresh Benefits

CalFresh can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. 

Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card, with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods. 

CalFresh is funded by the USDA and administered through the Community Action Partnership in Leisure World to help improve the health and nutrition of people with lower incomes.

Requirements to Apply:

• You must have at least one citizen or legal permanent resident with a Social Security number living in your household (including children).

• You may qualify for CalFresh even if you have a full- or part-time job. 

• Gross monthly income must be less than the amounts listed: One-person household, $2,128; two-person household, $2,874.

• Seniors, those on SSI or those with a disability can apply and may be eligible for CalFresh.

• Documents needed to apply: photo ID, Social Security card, proof of income and resident card (if applicable, receipt of rent and receipt of one utility bill).

Upon application, income and many other factors are taken into account to determine eligibility. 

For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to  https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/. 

Residents who need assistance applying for Cal-Fresh should contact Roberta Arshat in Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or Robertaa@lwsb.com. 

Perspectives, Page 4

Letters to the Editor


I am writing in response to Gina Kano’s letter to the editor in the Oct. 21 issue of the LW Weekly. I don’t think it is inappropriate for our community paper to let people in our community know how they might secure a “God Bless America” cross. 

We have far too much divisiveness here. Democrats, Republicans, Christians, non-Christians, different ethnicities, straight, gay, etc. 

Many people don’t know how to get along with those who do not share their own views. 

And why stop with censoring this one group? Why not attack the two pages of religion news that appear each week, since the writer seems concerned with “offending non-Christians”?

I have many friends here who have differing views from mine. I enjoy talking with them and finding our common ground. 

We don’t agree on everything, but we have a lot of common ground. 

Those placing crosses in their gardens have the right to do so, and the group making and distributing them have the right to let people know how they can secure one. 

For what it’s worth, I do pray that God will bless America, and I, too, have one of those crosses in my garden. 

Peter Bates

Mutual 7


I would like to thank all of the members of the LW Theater Club for the dedication of their personal time to create the original material and the unique stagecraft for their free show presented Oct. 16.  

It was clear the show must have taken an immense number of hours to produce. 

For me, in four years of shows, this most recent one had the most interesting theme by leaps and bounds, and the stagecraft to create the time travel scenes was absolutely superb. 

Debbi Fudge

Mutual 1


I recently hosted a party in Clubhouse 3. Thanks to the work of GRF Recreation Coordinator Andrew Delaney and custodian Miguel Medina, the party was a huge success.

Bob Berry

Mutual 4

Perspectives Policy

Submissions in each of the following categories may be published at the discretion of the Communications and Technical Director. 

Letters to the Editor: Maximum number of words: 250. Letters should be typed and delivered to LW Weekly by email (preferred), regular mail, deposited in a white GRF drop box, or hand-delivered. Letters must be of general interest to the community and may contain opinions, suggestions, compliments, and complaints without being scurrilous, libelous, defamatory, repetitive or otherwise inappropriate. The names of individual employees, titles and/or departments will not be permitted in letters that could adversely impact any Foundation employee directly or indirectly.

Member Column: At a maximum 500 words, columns may present an argument or opinion or information about pending issues of concern to the community. Priority to first-time or less frequent writers. Some names will be left out to protect privacy.

Contributor: Restaurant review, theater review or travel journal submissions welcome subject to terms and conditions in the policy unless otherwise noted.

Political: Submissions concerning political issues outside of Leisure World and the City of Seal Beach will not be published.


Recap of GRF Board Activity, Oct. 26

Approved Consent Agenda

MOVED and approved the consent agenda, including the minutes of the following meetings: Finance Committee, Sept. 20; GRF Administration, Sept. 2; Physical Property Committee, Sept. 8; Recreation Committee, Aug. 30; GRF Board, Sept. 28. Plus, the acceptance of the Financial Statement, September, and the approval for Capital and Reserve funds investment purchases.


Indoor Trust Property Face Masks Required: FAILED TO MOVE to extend the face mask requirement until the next Board meeting, at which time the Board will consider prevalent public health and safety conditions for possible extension.

MOVED to approve a face mask requirement within Trust Property administrative areas and all GRF and Mutual meetings within Trust Property to protect the health and safety of GRF staff, as directed by the executive director and/or as required by applicable federal, state and county health orders.

Primary and Main Sewer Line R&M Responsibilities: MOVED to approve, effective Oct. 26, GRF, through its Board of Directors, shall maintain, repair and manage the storm drain system.


Amend Policy 20-2807-1, GRF Emergency Text Parameters: CONCURRED to remove from the agenda and sent back to the committee 20-2807-1.

GRF Administration

Non-Budgeted Operating 2.6 Full Time Employee Operating Expense: MOVED to approve non-budgeted funding in the amount of $31,500—allocated to Cost Center 533, Stock Transfer ($9,000); Cost Center 236, News ($12,000); Cost Center 934, IT ($10,500)—and to approve the hiring of the additional 2.6 FTEs in 2021, as outlined in the 2022 Budget.

Approval of GRF Election Packet: MOVED to approve the GRF Election packet, as presented, without Policy 30-5092-3 (see below).

Amend Policy 30-5026-3, GRF Election of Officers: MOVED to amend 30-5026-3, adding that an officer of the Board may not have been convicted of a financial crime and to refer to Policy 30-5020-1 for more information concerning being on a Mutual Board and GRF Board simultaneously, as presented.

Amend Policy 30-5092-1, Code of Ethics: MOVED to amend 30-5092-1 updating document language and removing 2.2 Acts unilaterally, as presented.

Amend Policy 30-5092-3, Board of Directors Censure Procedure: CONCURRED to remove from the agenda and sent back to the committee 30-5092-3 for further review.

Physical Property

Reserve Funding Request—Main Sewer Lines Replacement, Mutual 9: MOVED to approve GRF director from Mutual 9 to be recused from voting.

MOVED to approve the reimbursement of $163,350, Reserve Funding, to Mutual 9 for the replacement of a main sewer line and associated manhole and clean out hub and to authorize the director of Finance to transfer the funds to Mutual 9.


Reserve Funding Request—Clubhouse 4, Ceramics Studio Kilns: MOVED to approve funding, in an amount not to exceed $19,000.00, to purchase three new kilns, with funds coming from the replacement reserves; the purchase of three new Skutt Kilns from Laguna Clay Co. in the amount of $13,391.22, from the replacement reserves; and contingency funds of $5,608.78, to upgrade the existing electrical as needed.

Temporary Variance to Policy 70-1406-1, Limitation on Use of Trust Property—Rules: MOVED to amend to 70-1406-1, updating and clarifying document language, as presented.

TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend Policy 70-1429.02-1, Golf Course Rules: MOVED to amend 70-1429.02-1, adding to the rules that no dogs be allowed on the golf course and that Authorized Residents not playing shall not cross the course, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on Dec. 28.

Amend Policy 70-1422-3, Marquee Usage: MOVED to amend 70-1422-3, updating the document language, as presented.

Amend Policy 70-1406-1, Limitation on Use of Trust Property—Rules: MOVED to amend 70-1406-1, updating and clarifying document language, as presented.

Security, Bus & Traffic

Reserve Funding Request —New Two-Way Radios: MOVED to approve the purchase of 16 two-way radios and eight microphones at a cost not to exceed $6,645.50, reserve funding.

Website Redesign Ad Hoc 

Approval for New Website to go Live: MOVED to approve the replacement of the existing GRF website with the newly designed site.

GRF Meetings 

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

Fri., Oct. 29 Management Services/Contract Ad Hoc

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m. 

Mon., Nov. 1 Recreation Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 3 Physical Property Committee 

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 4 GRF Administration Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 8 Mutual Administration Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 9 Management Services/Contract Ad Hoc

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m. 

Wed., Nov. 10 Safety, Bus & Traffic Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 11 Communications/IT Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 12 GRF Board Executive Session

Admin Conference Rm/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 15 Finance Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 16 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Architectural Design Review Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 23 GRF Board Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Oct. 28 Mutual 1

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 2 Mutual 17

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 4 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 8 Mutual 9

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 9 Mutual 16

virtual 2 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 10 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9 a.m.)

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9:15 a.m.

Fri., Nov. 12 Mutual 3

virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 15 Mutual 15

virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 16 Mutual 14

virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Mutual 5

virtual 9 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Mutual 7

virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 18 Mutual 2

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 18 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 19 Mutual 12

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 22 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)

Cliubhouse 4/virtual 9:30 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 24 Mutual 10

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 30 Mutual 6

virtual 10 a.m.

Health & Fitness

Health Care Center

A week of HCC events that are all treats, no tricks

It’s the season for tricks and treats, but the Health Care Center’s only offering treats! Everyone is invited to these upcoming events that are sure to treat your brain and social life to a little fun. All the below are in HCC Conference Room 1, and face masks are required. 

Eating Healthy: The holiday season has arrived, which means there are more delicious snacks to tempt everyone. It’s good to remember that moderation is important. Registered dietician Sylvia Hernandez helps make sense of all the information out there and guides people to the right decisions for their health today, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. Limited seating is available, so attendees must RSVP to RSVPOptumHCC@mhealth.com or (949) 923-3334. 

Meet the Ophthalmologists: Get to know Drs. Ajay Manchandia and Carlos Martinez and discover ways people can care for their eyes during a meet-and-greet session on Nov. 4 from 8-9 a.m. RSVP to RSVPOptumHCC@mhealth.com or (949) 923-3334, as seating is limited. 

Medicare Options: Sales events from SCAN, Alignment and Anthem can help LWers make the best decisions for Medicare. SCAN will present on Nov. 2 from 10-11 a.m.; Alignment will be there on Nov. 3 from 1-2 p.m. And Anthem takes the room on Nov. 4 from 10-11 a.m.

—CJ Blomquist, OptumCare

Dance Fitness

Enjoy moving to fun, energetic music, including oldies, current tunes and different rhythms, while working muscles, improving balance, and increasing strength and stamina. Classes are held at Veterans Plaza on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and upstairs in Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

SBTV Fitness

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


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

Noon: Silver Age Yoga


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages


5:30 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

Noon: Feeling Fit


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 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. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Oct. 28: Baked ziti with turkey, whole-grain roll and green beans with pimentos; cheesecake; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with spinach, tomato and pickle, plus confetti slaw.

Friday, Oct. 29: Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce, mashed sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts; fruit cocktail; entrée Greek chicken salad, with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, Nov. 1: Homemade meatloaf with brown gravy, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and green beans with pimentos; oatmeal cookies; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 2: Barbecued chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, and seasoned cauliflower; pears with cinnamon; taco salad, with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Nov. 3: Herb-roasted pork loin with honey-mustard sauce, au gratin potatoes and zucchini medley; banana; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.

Free Dental Service

On Nov. 11, dentist Dr. Seza Barsamian’s office hosts its eighth annual Veteran’s Day Free Service for Retired Veterans. 

Veterans will have their teeth checked and cleaned, plus get full X-rays taken. Appointments can be made by calling (562) 596-4439. Dr. Barsamian’s office is located at 4022 Katella Ave., Suite 206, Los Alamitos.


Come dance to the many different forms of dance and rhythm explored by the Zumba class, which meets weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6 and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446 or Mary Romero at (562) 431-0082.

Arts & Leisure

Abilene brings a Halloween treat to CH2

Abilene, GRF’s own country rock sensation, will be boot scootin’ in a very special Halloween show on Sunday, Oct. 31 in Clubhouse 2, instead of the Amphitheater, as originally reported. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The band is fronted by Terry Otte, whose talent covers everything from Elvis Presley to Willie Nelson and beyond. Sharing center stage is the dynamic Tina Schaffer singing the songs of country legend Patsy Cline and hit-makers Linda Ronstadt and Shania Twain. Rounding out the band is guitarist Rod Anderson, bassist Mike Simpson, drummer Jim Greer, and Jim Long on guitar and synthesizer.

This year, Abilene opened the Amphitheater season with a rockabilly show that drew nearly 2,000 fans. Since they always pack the house, extra tables will be added in the lobby for the Halloween show. No saving of tables will be allowed prior to when doors open, and any decorations left in the clubhouse before the show will be removed. 

Abilene is co-sponsored by GRF as one of its most popular weekend bands. The band, which has been going strong for nearly 20 years, regularly performs the fourth Saturday of the month in Clubhouse 2.

—Kathy Thayer, Assistant Recreation Manager

Dancing Feet Club 

The Dancing Feet Club meets in Clubhouse 2 every Monday from 7-9 p.m. for line dance lessons. Masks are required. For more information, text Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223.

Golfers spread awareness Oct. 19

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, members of the Women’s Golf Club wore pink during tournament play on Oct. 19. Many thanks to all the golfers who contributed to the Breast Cancer Angels organization, which assists those patients undergoing treatment. Fifty-four members competed that Tuesday for low gross, low net and fewest putts. 

Congratulations to Devora Kim for scoring a hole-in-one on hole 3! Since joining the Ladies Golf Club five years ago, Kim has scored two holes-in-one. 

The flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 25; low net: Janice Turner, 24; fewest putts: Soo Choi, 10

Flight B: Low gross: tie between Veronica Chang and Bert Thompson, 29; low net: Young Suk, 23; fewest putts: Thompson, 10.

Flight C: Low gross: Kay Hong, 32; low net: Liz Meripol, 23; fewest putts: Kay Hong, 11.

Flight D: Low gross: Mary Devlin, 33; low net: Patty Latrell 24; fewest putts: Neva Senske, 11.

—Dale Quinn

Pool League

In week five, first-place team 4-20 scored eight points against the Favorites. Plus, Glenn Evenson of 4-20 won six of his seven games.

The Fantastics gained one game on the league leaders by beating Go for Broke 9-4. Ruffy Ramos of the Fantastics led his team with six wins, losing only his singles nine-ball match.

Break’em and Make’em scored a 9-4 win against Ace in the Hole. Steve Edrich and Sal Lascala of Break’em and Make’m each won five games. 

Pot Luck edged out Hot Stix 7-6, although Hot Stix came back to win the last three games of that match. Dennis Bedford won both of his singles matches for Pot Luck.

The final games have all three players from both teams competing in a game of eight-ball. In previous leagues, teams would often end up in a 6-6 tie, but with 13 games, that never happens. 

—Dave Silva

Yahtzee Club

On Oct. 15, the Yahtzee Club winners were Suzanne Parks and Karen Riner, who tied for both highest total score (1,749) and most Yahtzees (seven). 

The Yahtzee Club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. The cost to play is $2 per meeting.  Though the club is currently at maximum capacity, anyone who would like to be on a waiting list to join or would like a Yahtzee lesson to see if they would enjoy the game should call or text Kathy Rose at (714) 309-6873.

Guys & Gals Tournament

On Oct. 20, 34 teams of one man and one woman played the Leisure World Guys & Gals Tournament at the Turtle Lake Golf Course. Three flights competed for best net scores, four circle holes (within a 5-foot circle), and two closest-to-the-pin challenges.

At the opening 7:30 a.m. tee time, the weather was cool but comfortable. The sun made an early appearance, though it never really got warm. The greens and fairways are in very good shape. The tee boxes have numerous unrepaired divots, so golfers’ tee shots are suffering.

Under these conditions, 30 of the 34 teams were net at or below par (several well below), but surprisingly, there were only four circle hole winners and no holes-in-one.

All scores are net (gross score minus handicap). A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-10; B Flight, 11-13; and C Flight, 14-18.

A Flight: First place: Bill Lyons and Pam Krug, a very well-played 12 under 42; second: Gene Archambault and Stella Yoon, a really nice 11 under 43; third: Young Lee and Hae Lee, a superb 8 under 46; fourth: tie between James Farr and Sandy Derouin and Dong Kim and Devora Kim, a very good 7 under 47; fifth: tie between Glenn Barry and Karen Mendon, Paul Alloway and Ann Tran, Jae H. Lee and Sun Lee, and Bob Barnum and Kyung Ju, a fine 6 under 48.

B Flight: First place: Tom Owens and Helen Yoon, a terrific 10 under 44; second: Dale Williamson and Mary Grieg, a super 7 under 47; third: tie between Dave LaCascia and Liz Meripol and Joon Sup Yoon and Young Yoon, a sweet 5 under 49; fourth: tie between Kyoo Choi and Sandy Kim and Bruce Bowles and Joyce Basch, a neat 4 under 50.

C Flight: First place: tie between Brian Tivnan and Patty Littrell and Ryan Hong and Kay Hong, a fabulous 9 under 45; second: tie between Bill Zurn and Neva Senske and Marv Jones and Marilyn Hewitt, an excellent 8 under 46; third: Sang Kim and Soo Kim, a good 1 under 53.

Closest to the pin on the par-3 second hole were Brian Tivnan and Marilyn Hewitt, and on the par-3 11th hole, it was Steven Ro and Sang Young Am.

The Women’s Golf Club Tournament, the Guys & Gals Tournament, and the upcoming Men’s Golf Club Tournament are asking golfers to help Breast Cancer Angels, a small local charity dedicated to giving immediate financial support to families who include someone with breast cancer. Everyone is invited to help fill the donation jar. 

The next Guys & Gals Tournament will be Nov. 17. Anyone scheduled to play (check clubhouse bulletin board) who cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as they know.

—Dave LaCascia

Susan Cucci thanks musicians Ron Hom (r) and Larry Yamashiro after they performed “Happy Birthday” in her honor on Oct. 14. After moving from Riverside to Mutual 4 17 years ago, Susie joined Hui O Hula and has been a regular performer and is now the club’s secretary. She considers the group her hula ohana/family and will continue to celebrate with them on Oct. 29 at Back Home in Lahaina, where Hawaiian musician Lincoln Kai’u and band will be playing. Then it’s back to dancing here at LW, where everyone is welcome to bring soft shoes (or dance barefoot) and join in on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Veterans Plaza. For class and performance information, call (562) 431-2242.

Spooky Sightings at Leisure World

We asked you to send your frightful best, and the residents of Leisure World spooked us with their ghastly ghosts, smiling skeletons, chaos-causing clowns and winsome witches. Submissions included scenes from:

Top row, l-r: Debbi Fudge of Mutual 1, Vickie Wells of Mutual 7

Second row, left: John and Troy Palmer of Mutual 4

Second row, right, l-r: Donna Gambol of Mutual 1

Third row, right, l-r: Roger Bennet of Mutual 7, LW Library

Bottom row, l-r: Karen Jensen of Mutual 2, Elesha & Victor Wadel of Mutual 10

Thank you to all who participated!

Carolyn Mottola and the Leisure World Chorale & Entertainment Club pay musical tribute to Nancy Maggio and other past members in “We Wish You Love” on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Admission is free for all.


The times, they are . . . improvin’, and Monday night Bunco is back. The dice game is played every second and fourth Monday evening in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, with the action beginning at 6 p.m. sharp.

Never played Bunco before? The large, lively crowd is always happy to welcome new players. It is a very easy game to learn, and during the half-time social, there is plenty of time to meet new friends and neighbors and enjoy a variety of treats shared by fellow players. 

Any questions can be directed to Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346.

Theater Review

Live theater returns to Long Beach

by Debbi Fudge

LW contributor

The Long Beach Shakespeare Company reopened just in time to present its October Old Time Radio Show dramatizations. I attended performances of “The Invisible Man” and “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” (The final dramatization, of “The War of the Worlds,” occured after press time.) 

I try to attend every performance of the Long Beach Shakespeare Co., as well as those of the Leisure World Theater Club, because live theater is just great.

Jo McLachlan adapted, directed and acted in “The Invisible Man”; she also wrote the two commercials that were included. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” was adapted and directed by Joe Montanari, who also acted in the dramatization.  

Seeing how the different radio sound effects are produced was interesting and fun to watch. Some of the effects are produced using very ingenious tools.

The theater company calls the Helen Borgers Theatre at 4250 Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach home. Only 11 miles from Leisure World, it’s a “shoe-box” theater, with only 42 seats, giving everyone practically a front-row seat. Because of the COVID pandemic, however, only 30 people are being seated at each performance.

At $14, the Old Time Radio Show tickets are so reasonable and easily purchased online. Recordings of past shows are available at www.lbshakespeare.org.

American Legion Bingo 

American Legion Post 327 has resumed its Sunday-afternoon Bingo games in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 1 p.m., and games will start at 1:30.  Masks are required. The buy-in is $5; correct change is appreciated. All other game prices are the same.  All are welcome; LWers are encouraged to bring neighbors, friends and family for a fun afternoon. 

Community Karaoke

Ruby Johnson received a round of applause on Oct. 20 for her beautifully sung rendition of Whitney Houston’s hit song “I Will Always Love You.” She was among many performers who received such praise at last week’s karaoke party.

Host Walt Bier got the crowd’s attention with “Love Me With All Your Heart,” while Carolyn Mottola and Kenny Nortorleva chose Frank Sinatra hits. And Bev Adams, David Noble, Pat Paternostra and Ray Geierman sang tunes that had everyone tapping their feet. The audience was treated to a variety of music—from ballads to country and gospel to pop hits—from 30 performers.

Because of the high number of singers signing up, the club would like to remind its guests of a few rules:

• The cut-off time for submitting songs for the first session of singing is 7 p.m., unless the second round of singers has already started, in which case the performer’s first song will be put at the bottom of the second round.

• During the first session, if someone sang their first song as a solo, they may sing with someone else as a duet if it is the other person’s first song. (The same procedure applies during the second session.)

• Audience members should not sing along, but applauding the efforts of their friends and neighbors is always appreciated.

Everyone is welcome to the Wednesday night karaoke parties, which begin at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

–Margie Thompson

Good News Singers

Good News Singers will meet on Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, to introduce a brand-new song and enjoy a light brunch. Beginning Nov. 4, the group will resume its original starting time of 9:15 a.m. 

This group of happy people love to sing and make new friends. Anyone interested in singing gospel songs who has a love of music that comes from the heart is welcome to join. All levels of ability are accepted, and no tryouts are required. 

For more information, contact Janet Ray at (562) 506-5894 or jsoverton@roadrunner.com.

Dancers & Mixers

The Dancers & Mixers Dance Club hosts its next event on Nov. 2 in Clubhouse 4 from 7-9 p.m. The theme for the evening will be the fall harvest and Thanksgiving. Everyone is welcome to dance to live music performed by Linda Herman.  

Last month’s dance was a welcome return to normalcy, with a good turnout and a lot of fun.  

—John Hlavac

Jewelry and Lapidary Club

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30, the Jewelry and Lapidary Club will host a Halloween open house. Everyone is invited to see the newly remodeled Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4, as well as take part in demonstrations on the activities offered by the club.  

Demonstrations on both days include:

• Beading, 9 a.m. 

• Fused glass, 10 a.m. 

• Lapidary, 11 a.m.

• Faceting, noon

• Silversmithing, 1 p.m.

The club encourages attendees to sign up for classes while at the open house.

Candi Davis Dance

Candi Davis’ Saturday Morning Dance Class will reopen in Clubhouse 6 on Nov. 6; dances will be chosen that day. The first class session is from 9-10 a.m., and the second is from 10-11 a.m. Each class is $7. Masks may be required. For more information, call Debbie DeGrazia at (562) 296-3393.

LW Poetry

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

The Doorbell Rang

Of course I answered,

and an unknown lady said, “Hi, my name is Sue, and I have a Special supper meal for you.”

The perfume she wore played havoc with my nose; I loved it.

Focusing, I saw a terrific-looking lady, dressed well with perfectly applied make-up, making her even more attractive.


A quick smile attached to careful humor manufactured sparks

which flew between us.

As I reached to receive the package she brought, our

hands accidentally touched.

She spoke, and at the same moment, I mumbled.


I hope she’ll return quickly, and I promised

to myself not to act so very handicapped when next we meet

She did promise another delivery the following week, 

and I shook, hoping of course that she wouldn’t notice.

I just can’t wait for the next delivery


—Mitch Cohen, Mutual 15

Pool Club

In October, the LW Pool Club played 369 and had 12 two-person teams on the six pool tables in Clubhouse 2. Instead of counting wins and losses, in this nine-ball game, one point is scored for the three ball, two for the six and three for the nine.

In the five rounds played, each team played a different team. After three rounds, Steve Edrich and Bill Zurn were tied with Gary Monahan and Eunis “Wildfire!” Christensen with 13 points apiece.

In round four, Ruffy Ramos and Barry Brideau made the three-, six- and nine-ball shots to score a perfect six and tie for the lead with Edrich and Zurn at 18 points. In the final round, Ramos and Brideau clinched first place by repeating what they did in the previous round. There was a three-way tie for second place with Monahan and Christensen, Dave Ruiz and Roy Middlesteadt, and Dennis Bedford and Dave Silva.

On Nov. 17, the club will draw for eight-ball partners. 

For information on the LW Pool Club, call Dave Silva at (562) 209-3183 or Eunis “Wildfire!” Christensen at (562) 879-1954.

—Dave Silva

Chess Club

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first; any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.

The solution to this week’s puzzle: The first move is Qh8.

The White queen moves from h5 to h8, then Black king to h8, followed by White knight to g6 and Black queen to g8. The next move by White is checkmate.

The Chess Club meets under the umbrella behind Clubhouse 3 from 1:30-6 p.m. on Fridays, weather permitting. Beginners are welcome for a free lesson.


Bocce clinics will be held at the bocce court behind Clubhouse 2 the first week of November for new players and veterans who need to brush up their skills. The schedule is as follows:

Nov. 2:  9-11 a.m.

Nov. 4: 1-3 p.m.

Nov. 6: 9-11 a.m.

Nov. 7: 1-3 p.m. 

For further information, call or text (562) 230-5302.

—Laura Garcia

Art League

Art lovers and artists are invited to the LW Art League’s Spotlight on the Artists in Clubhouse 4 on Nov. 5 from 1-3:30 p.m. This special evening will celebrate the works of three artists. Refreshments will be served.

Restaurant Review

Tasty food in a fun atmosphere

The FIFTH Rooftop Restaurant & Bar

1650 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim

(714) 772-0899


Open Tuesday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-midnight

by Debbi Fudge

LW contributor

Mutual 3 resident Miranda Ishak and I had an Oktoberfest dinner at The FIFTH Rooftop Restaurant & Bar, located atop the Grand Legacy at the Park Hotel in Anaheim. The live entertainment the night we visited was performed Leisure World’s own Linda Herman.

During Oktoberfest, Mutual 8 resident Herman has the accordion and singing entertainment contract on Thursday evenings at the open-air restaurant, but she also plays her accordion and sings for the Dancers & Mixers Dance Club, which meets the first Tuesday of every month in Clubhouse 4. 

The restaurant offers 20 evening menu items, with 15 of them menu items priced $20 or less. Miranda had Buffalo shrimp, while I enjoyed the California salad, each of which cost a reasonable $15. “A person could surmise that the food was tasty as there wasn’t a bite left on either plate,” Miranda commented at the end of our meal. 

Located close to the Disneyland resort, The FIFTH has a large seating capacity, and reservations are not required. Parking costs $15, and masks are not required if you have been vaccinated against COVID.

Cribbage Club

On Oct. 19, Russ Gray, Marcy Locy and Bobbie Straley provided individually wrapped ice cream treats as a “thank you” to the 43 members of the Cribbage Club present. It was a great way to start the afternoon. 

First place that day was won by Jack Hawn with a score of 844. Julie Milburn captured second place with 835, and Barbara Wilke came in third with 825. Each with a score of 818, Jorge Moy and Margaret Smith tied for fourth. 

Cribbage Club meets each Tuesday in Clubhouse 1. Play begins at 12:30 p.m., but anyone wanting to catch up with friends or play Kings-on-the-Corner is welcome any time after noon until cribbage starts. Play is usually completed by 3:30 p.m. Any player who achieves a perfect score of 847 gets a star on his or her name badge. Dues for the year are $3; $1 each week guarantees you a place at the table. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

The dynamic duo of Susan Kelleghan and Bev Adams not only sing, but they are also part of the Let the Good Times Roll Doo Wop Club’s production operations. The club is looking for volunteers to assist in its holiday season performance at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 in Clubhouse 2. There’s a need for stage designers, sound tech engineers, backup dancers and more. Interested parties should contact club President Frank Destra at (562) 225-0037. And join the club’s Facebook page, “Leisure World Seal Beach Let the Good Times Roll Official Doo Wop Fan Page,” for updates.

Opera Club presents two days of screenings

The Opera Club invites everyone to watch the joyful, youthful love story “L’Elisir d’Amore,” with Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon, on Nov. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. 

Club member Lucy Poropat has studied this opera and will introduce the Vienna Staatsoper production about a love-struck farm worker Nemorino and his pursuit of wealthy young farm owner Adina, who is being courted by a dashing military leader. 

In desperation, Nemorino finds himself scammed by a carnival huckster promoting an elixir that allegedly makes people irresistible to others. 

Unknownst to him, however, he simultaneously inherits a vast sum from his deceased uncle, the news of which causes the village girls to surround him, making Adina jealous. The audience is called on to figure out if it’s the elixir (mostly red wine), the money, or something else that makes Nemorino attractive to Adina.

And the next day, Nov. 2, at the same time and in the same location, club member Jan Berliner will present the filmed concert “Luciano Pavarotti: A Life In Seven Arias.” Best known for his 1990 performance as part of “The Three Tenors,” Pavarotti sings his signature arias from operas by Puccini, Verdi and Donizetti, as well as popular favorites such as “O Sole Mio” and “Mamma.” 

His ability to project his voice above a full orchestra, seemingly effortlessly reaching a high C note multiple times, set a standard that few others have achieved. While Pavarotti is credited with introducing opera to the world through large stadium performances broadcast on TV, his humanitarianism was displayed in his partnership with Princess Diana to eliminate land mines and countless benefit concerts for UN causes encompassing Bosnia, Kosovo, Guatemala and Iraq.

Both presentations are sung in French and Italian with English subtitles. Attendees are requested to wear a mask, per Leisure World guidelines. No dues or fees are collected. 

For more information, contact LW Opera Club President Beverly Emus at (562) 296-5586 or beverly90740@gmail.com.

Men’s Golf Club

At the Oct. 13 Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament, two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus four circle holes (shots within a five-foot circle rewarded) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges. 

 A total of 49 golfers teed off at the par-54 Turtle Lake Golf Course and played 18 holes through the early morning and into the afternoon. The weather was sunny at the 7:30 a.m. tee time and much warmer at noon. There was a little intermittent wind, which was appreciated. However, only 16 of the 49 rounds were net at or under par, with just five circle hole winners. 

A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-7, B Flight is 8-11, and C Flight is 12-18. All scores below are net.

A Flight: First place: Glenn Barry, a very nice 5 under 49; second: John Kolthoff, a well-played 4 under 50; third: Seung Lee, 2 under 52; fourth: tie between Mike Mayfield and Bob Turner, even par 54; fifth: tie between Steve Ro, Bill McKusky, Steve Walker and Bruce Bowles, 1 over 55; sixth: tie between Jun Um and Terry Thrift, 2 over 56.

B Flight: First place: Roland Phillips, a nice 5 under 49; second Dale Williamson, a very good 2 under 52; third: Jong Lee, 1 under 53; fourth: tie between Won Song and Paul Alloway, 1 over 55; fifth: tie between Kap Son and Joon Sup Yoon, 3 over 57.

C Flight: First place: Rolando Ramirez, a terrific 6 under 48; second: James Farr, an excellent 5 under 49; third: Steven Kang, an excellent 4 under 50; fourth: tie between Brian Tivian and Jack Haskins, a fine 2 under 52; fifth: Sam Williamson, 1 under 53; sixth: tie between Paul Shellenberger and Ben Benjamins, even par 54.

Closest to the pin on the 70-yard, par-3 second hole was Steven Kang, and on the par-3 15th hole, it was Terry Thrift.

The next Men’s Tournament will be on Oct. 27. Anyone who had planned to play and cannot should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as they know. Golfers should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

—Dave LaCascia


GRF Meetings 

Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule. Public health and safety measures will be in place to protect membership and staff, with limited in-person seating at Clubhouse 4. Physical distancing and wearing a face mask are required.

Thurs., March 25 Architectural Design Review Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Mon., March 29 Executive Session of the Executive Committee

Admin. Conference Room 1 p.m.

Thurs., April 1 COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Fri., April 2 GRF Board Executive Session

virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., April 5 Special GRF Board Meeting

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Mon., April 5 Recreation Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Wed., April 7 Physical Property Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Thurs., April 8 Communications/IT Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Fri., April 9 Executive Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Mon., April 12 Mutual Administration Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Wed., April 14 Security, Bus & Traffic Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Mon., April 19 Finance Committee

Clubhouse 4 10 a.m.

Tues., April 20 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4 1 p.m.

Carport Cleaning Schedule 2021

Since most of the holidays in 2021 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, all carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday, with the exception of Thanksgiving (Nov. 25). The following carports will be cleaned the morning of Nov. 30:

Mutual 11: Carports 130 -131

Mutual 15: Carports 7-8, 10 and 13

Mutual 16: Carport 9

The following carports will be cleaned that afternoon:

Mutual 15: Carports 3, 6, 11-12

LW Community Guide 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the production of the LW Community Guide in 2020. If there are any changes to your information for the White Pages from 2019, or if you weren’t included in 2019 but want to be in 2021, contact pattym@lwsb.com with your name and address and/or phone number.

Call for Candidates

Mutual and GRF election cycle continues

Since 1962, Leisure World, Seal Beach, has operated on a united community spirit. There is no one more interested in their home, Mutual and community than LWers and their fellow shareholders. Only they can truly understand the value of the LW life and lifestyle and have the motivation to see their Mutual, as well as the entire community, prosper.

Being part of a Mutual or GRF Board places shareholders in the middle of the decision-making process, with their voice and opinions heard as they represent their fellow shareholders for a collective benefit.

Pride in community, patience and motivation to help others are very important qualities for running for a seat on their Mutual or GRF Board. It is the strength of the vast and varied experience each director has, as well as the collective strength of the Board, that builds community and protects LW’s lifestyle and homes. The skills and knowledge a person has compiled through the years will be put to good use.  

The duly elected Mutual and GRF Boards set into operation the day-to-day business of each mutual corporation and Trust property and all of its amenities. Directors address the issues of most importance to their electorate—that is, their fellow shareholders. Board directors find solutions to existing problems, large and small. The job takes time, effort and a willingness to donate a portion of everyday life to the community.

As a community of more than 9,000 highly qualified shareholders, there is so much expertise to offer. New ideas and perspectives are always needed, which means volunteers are needed. Though some deadlines have passed, there’s still time for candidates for Mutuals 1, 5, 12, 15 and 17, as well as the GRF Board of Directors.

The schedule below gives more details as to the Mutuals’ and GRF elections schedule. Anyone interested in or who has questions relating to becoming a candidate for his or her Mutual or GRF Board of Directors should contact the Stock Transfer Office at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., March 25 Mutual 1

virtual 9 a.m.

Fri., March 26 Mutual 6

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Thurs., April 1 Presidents’ Council

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., April 6 Mutual 16

virtual 9:30 a.m.

Tues., April 6 Mutual 17

virtual 1:30 p.m.

Recap of GRF Board Activity, March 23


MOVED and duly approved to support the actions being taken into the investigation of the hate/bias crime of March 22.

Approved Consent Agenda: MOVED and duly approved the Committee/Board minutes for the month of February—the Feb. 1 Recreation Committee Board meeting, the Feb. 3 Physical Property Committee Board meeting, the Feb. 12, Executive Committee Board meeting, the Feb. 23 GRF Board of Directors meeting—as well as the GRF Board Report, dated March 23, and the acceptance of the Financial Statements, February, for Audit.


MOVED to accept the AB 3182 Ad Hoc Committee’s final report and formally recognize the dissolution of the committee.

MOVED to accept the GRF Bulk Cable Ad Hoc Committee’s final report and formally recognize the dissolution of the committee.


Approve Sublease for United Medical Imaging (UMI): MOVED to approve the sublease of space within the Health Care Center, between Monarch Medical and United Medical Imaging.

AB 3182  Ad Hoc Committee

TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 70-1400-1, Use of GRF (Trust) Facilities: MOVED to tentatively amend 70-1400-1, Use of GRF (Trust) Facilities, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on April 27.

COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee

70-1448-3F, Fitness Center, Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as the Fitness Center in Clubhouse 6 under 70-1448-3F, Fitness Center Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedures with a maximum capacity of 10 percent of the equipment area only.

70-1448-3H, Library Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as LW Library under  70-1448-3H, Library, Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedures.

70-1448-3K, Clubhouses 1 and 2 Woodshops—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 1 and Clubhouse 2 Woodshops under 70-1448-3K Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedures.

70-1448-3M, Art Room—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 4, Art Room, under 70-1448-3M, Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedure.

70-1448-3N, Ceramics Room, Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 4, Ceramics Room, under 70-1448-3N, Phase One—Emergency Operational.

70-1448-3O, Lapidary Room, Phase One—Reopening Request: MOVED to approve the reopening of Trust Property known as Clubhouse 4, Lapidary Room, under 70-1448-3O, Phase One—Emergency Operational Procedure.

70-1448-3P, Veterans Plaza, Phase Two—Expanded Request: MOVED to approve the expanded use of Trust Property known as Veterans Plaza, currently open in Phase One, under 70-1448-3P, Phase Two—Emergency Operational Procedure.

70-1448-3R, Mission Park, Phase Two—Expanded Request: MOVED to approve the expanded use of Trust Property known as Mission Park, currently open in Phase One, under 70-1448-3R, Phase Two—Emergency Operational Procedure.

Executive Committee

Amend 30-5020-1 Organization of the Board: MOVED to amend 30-5020-1, Organization of the Board, establishing that GRF Board Officers may not concurrently serve on their Mutual Board, as amended.

Amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms: MOVED to amend 30-1001-5, Glossary of Terms, updating the document, as presented.

Finance Committee

Accept 2020 Audited Financial Statements and Excess Income Distribution: MOVED to accept the final draft of audited 2020 Golden Rain Foundation Financial Statements, as of Dec. 31, 2020, for the year then ended, and the proposed Independent Auditors’ Report, as submitted by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, hereby accepting the above-mentioned Financial Statements and reports therein, reflecting excess income of $602,940, less cash donations of $78,806 received from Golden Age Foundation specifically for trust projects, for a total of $524,134, and to authorize the President to sign the management representation letter.

Pursuant to Policy 40-5528-1—Refund of Excess Income, MOVED to approve the distribution of excess income, per the audited and approved 2020 Financial Statements to the Mutual Corporations, per the schedule of disbursement. 

Approve Reserve Funds for Investing in Indexed CDs: MOVED, in accordance with Policy 40-5520-1—Reserves, to approve setting aside no more than $200,000 in reserve funds to be invested in indexed CDs.

TENTATIVE VOTE: Amend 40-5061-2, Fees: MOVED to refer 40-5061-2, Fees, to the Finance Committee for review.

Amend 40-5522-3, Safe Deposit Box: MOVED to amend 40-5522-3, Safe Deposit Box, updating individuals who are authorized to access GRF’s safe deposit box, as presented.

Amend 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income: MOVED to amend 40-5528-1, Refund of Excess Income, updating the elimination of excess fiscal year, operations budget income procedure, as presented.

Physical Property Committee

Reserve Funding Request—El Dorado, Spandrel Replacement: MOVED to award a contract to MJ Jurado, for the replacement of the concrete spandrel and portions of the curb and gutter on El Dorado, by Building 198, for a total cost not to exceed $9,512, Reserve funding, and authorize the President sign the contract.

Recreation Committee

TENTATIVE VOTE: RV Lot Space Annual Lease Fee Increase: MOVED to approve the 20 percent increase in the annual lease fee for spaces at the 5.5 Acre RV Lot, as presented, pending a 28-day notification to the members, and a final decision by the GRF Board of Directors on April 27.

Notification of Proposed Changes to
GRF Governing Documents

Per the action of the GRF Board on March 23, in accordance with Civil Code §4360, Notice of Approval, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of the following proposed changes to GRF Governing Documents. All Shareholders wishing to comment on the proposed changes may submit your comments by either emailing comments to the attention of the GRF Board at deannab@lwsb.com or mailing comments to: Golden Rain Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beal, CA 90740, Attn: Proposed Document Revisions. Please reference the name of the governing document on any correspondence you submit. All comments will be copied to the Board for review and consideration. The Board will take final action relative on these documents at its regular April 27 meeting.

70-1400-1, Use of GRF (Trust) Facilities

The Trust facilities of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) are maintained for the use of residents stockholder/members of Seal Beach Leisure World with the following qualifications exceptions:


Persons, as defined in California Civil Code Section 51.3 who are not stockholders Members/Owners (M/O) but are approved by the Mutuals to reside with a stockholder/member M/O, shall be entitled to use all of the Trust facilities upon payment of the Trust Property Use Fee (TPUF), a fee equal to the Amenities Fee listed in 40-5061-2.


Persons who are not senior citizens as defined in California Civil Code Section 51.3, eligible to be classified as Qualified Permanent Residents under California Civil Code Section 51.3, and approved by the Mutuals, shall be entitled to use all of the Trust facilities upon payment of TPUF a fee equal to the Amenities Fee listed in 40-5061-2.


Mutual 17 Lessees shall be entitled to use all of the Trust Property facilities upon payment of a Lessee Amenities the Annual Fee, as specified in 40-5061-2.


Mutual R/Ls shall be entitled to use all of the Trust facilities upon payment of the Trust Property Use Fee.


Permitted caregiver residents, as defined in California Civil Code Section 51.3, and non-resident health-care providers, shall be required to obtain Service Passes and are not entitled to use any of the Trust facilities.


At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 1, the Recreation Committee duly moved and approved to recommend to the Finance Committee a 20 percent increase to the yearly fee for a space lease at the GRF 5.5 Acre RV lot. 

The Finance Committee, at its meeting on March 15, reviewed the proposed fee increase for compliance to provisions of Civil Code 5600 (Boards may not impose assessments or fees that exceed the amount necessary to defray the costs for which it is levied) and approved a 20 percent increase in the annual lease rate, to be effective June 1, for a stall in the RV Lot and send to the Board for final approval.

Operational expenses are calculated at:

2021 Budget Expense: $20,656

RV Lot Attendant: $26,208

RC Admin: $5,094, at $18 per stall

FC Admin: $3,396, at $12 per stall

Subtotal: $55,354

Budgeted Income: $46,000

Subtotal: -$9,354

20 percent Stall increase: $9,200

Break Even: -$154

Number of Stalls: 283

The current annual rates are:

10- to 20-foot space: $170

21- to 30-foot space: $200

31- to 40-foot space: $290

The new recommended annual rates are:

10- to 20-foot space: $204 ($34 increase)

21- to 30-foot space: $240 ($40 increase)

31- to 40-foot space: $348 ($58 increase)

Health & Fitness

Senior Cuisine Delivered

Experience restaurant-quality meals specially made for Orange County’s older adults, delivered safely to your home. Choose from among your favorite participating restaurants and caterers, and receive lunch and dinner for two for four or six days a week. Meals are affordably priced at $9.95 each, with no additional delivery costs. Customers receive $15 off when they subscribe for two weeks. Use code 15OFF at checkout. There is a $7.50 discount for the first week, and a $7.50 discount for the second week. 

Meal providers for the Seal Beach area include Blue Stone Kitchen, Jewish Community Services of OC, Norms and Zest in a Bowl. The provider will contact you to arrange delivery. No meal preparation is needed; just heat and eat. 

Place your order online at seniorcuisinedelivered.mealsonwheelsoc.org/collections/resturaunts/seal-beach. For help or more information, call (714) 823-3294.

Let’s De-Stress Virtual Class

 Stress is a normal part of life, but how you deal with that stress makes a big difference to your health. 

Connect with others and learn tips on ways to better manage the stress in your life in this free series sponsored by Monarch Healthcare & Scan Independence at Home.  Each session ends with a gratitude meditation.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://scanhealthplan.zoom.us/j/95741470401. The meeting ID is 957 4147 0401.

Sessions are every Wednesday at 10 a.m. until June 23.

Zumba and Dance Fitness Clubs

Get off the couch! There are two low-impact dance clubs you can join, both of which meet at Veterans Park. Zumba Club meets on Mondays at 5 p.m., and the Dance Fitness Club comes together on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. Both are free during the pandemic. 

For more information, contact Jim Blanchard at (714) 487-2446.

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Saliva and nostril test kits are available at no cost for people who live in Orange County and are asymptomatic or have exposure concerns. The kits include prepaid return shipping. Register online via occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-testing; orders will be fulfilled within 24-48 hours.

Don’t let your guard down yet

By CJ Blomquist


With indoor dining returning and vaccines available, it may feel as if things are slowly returning to normal. But don’t get too comfortable! COVID-19 is still around, and everyone needs to do their part to stay healthy. If you’re longing for a social life, keep up with the original recommendations on how to stay social while staying away. 

Call up old friends. Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to avoid people. This is a great time to catch up with friends you haven’t spoken to in a while.

Use FaceTime, Skype, Zoom or another video-chat platform. Need to see some friendly faces? If you have a smartphone or tablet, it’s a great time to explore how these technologies work.

Plan for the future. Catching up with friends and family is going to be much-needed after being cooped up. Start creating some fun reunion ideas for 2022.

We all need to get out of the house at some point, but plan to do so safely.

Go for a walk. With the weather warming up, now is the perfect time to come up with a daily walking routine. Continue to wear a facemask.

Go to dinner. After a long year spent at home, going to a restaurant is a treat. To be safe, be strategic: Go at times when restaurants aren’t as busy, and opt for outdoor dining whenever possible. You can go with a friend or two, as long as everyone has been vaccinated.

See family—safely. If you already have both your COVID-19 vaccine doses and have waited the recommended 14 days, you can see family in person. But don’t see a lot of people at once. Spend some time with a few family members; it’s a way to get more quality time with each person. 

If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, now is the time! Leisure World is continuing to hold vaccine clinics; be sure to register via www.lwsb.com/vaccine. The sooner everyone is protected against COVID-19, the sooner life will get back to normal.

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.25 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 Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 2, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, March 25: Spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, whole-grain roll, and seasoned broccoli; maple baked pears; roast beef-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus marinated beet salad. 

Friday, March 26: Chicken enchilada casserole with red sauce, pinto beans, and seasoned cauliflower; sugar cookies; taco salad with shredded chicken, diced tomato, corn, black beans, cheese, cilantro and salsa dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, March 29: Curry chicken, brown and wild rice, and zucchini with tomatoes; jello with fruit; egg-salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, March 30: Turkey à la king, biscuit, and green beans with pimentos; yogurt with berries; Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, March 31: Beef lasagna, whole-grain dinner roll, and broccoli and cauliflower; baked apples with granola; turkey-and-cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus macaroni salad.

Arts & Leisure

Help Musical Theatre West keep shining

By Patty Marsters


Musical Theatre West (MTW) hopes to “Keep the Lights On” with its virtual benefit series, which features concerts by Broadway and local stars.

Founded as the Whittier Civic Light Opera in 1952, Musical Theatre West now produces shows at the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach and offers outreach programs to the community. But, as is the case with most entertainment providers worldwide, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has kept its doors locked. 

“These are challenging times in the theater community, and benefit concerts that allow audiences an intimate concert experience have become vital for theaters across the country,” said MTW executive director Paul Garman.

Partnering with streaming and ticketing platform Stellar, MTW brings its stage magic to your computer or smart TV for $27.50 per performance. All proceeds benefit the theater company in its mission to “enrich the community with Broadway-quality productions, preserve musical theater as a unique American art form and expose people of all backgrounds to the excitement of musical theater,” according to its website.

Until  Sunday, March 28, viewers can catch an encore broadcast featuring Terron Brooks, the star of MTW’s “Ragtime,” Broadway’s “The Lion King” and TV’s “The Temptations.” 

Popular MTW and Broadway performer Cynthia Ferrer joins forces with Emmy Award winner Randy Rogel for a concert filled with music and humor that streams April 1-11.

Starting April 15, Jason Graae presents “Perfect Hermany,” a tribute to Broadway composer Jerry Herman, who was best known for “Mame,” “La Cage aux Folles” and “Hello, Dolly!” Graae hilariously portrayed Cookie in MTW’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and has appeared in such Broadway shows as “A Grand Night for Singing” and “Stardust.” This concert, filmed at the Musical Theatre West Reiner Rehearsal Hall, is presented in partnership with 42nd Street Moon, San Francisco.

From Broadway’s “Wicked” and MTW’s “Sunset Boulevard” comes David Burnham. The encore broadcast of his 2020 show streams April 29-May 9. 

Anna Mintzer first appeared on the MTW stage as Alice Murphy in “Bright Star” and was part of the national touring company of “The Sound of Music.” She can now be seen on Amazon’s “New Dogs, All Tricks” and, starting May 13, as part of the “Keep the Lights On” fundraiser. 

MTW celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a special concert that streams May 27-June 2. A list of performers will be announced. 

A stage veteran of 11 Broadway productions, Grasan Kingsbury has won Grammy and Emmy awards and has been part of Tony and Grammy award-winning revivals. His concert runs June 10-20.

The series concludes with an encore broadcast June 24-July 4 featuring David Engel, Larry Raben and Bets Malone, who have been part of more than 50 MTW productions. 

Tickets for the concerts, all of which are closed captioned, can be purchased via www.musical.org.

Technology Classes by Miryam

Miryam Fernandez’s technology classes are held every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. Topics change each session, all of which are closed captioned. For an invitation, email Fernandez at mzzmimm@gmail.com. If you need help setting up a microphone and/or video or have other connectivity issues, call Bonnie Cooper at (562) 822-6358 before class begins. 

Registration is required at least six hours prior to allow for technological issues.

March 30: Facebook

April 13: iPhone

April 27: Beginner’s Guide to Gmail


Important Reminders

• It’s been reported that fraudsters are using telemarketing calls, emails, text messages, social-media platforms and even door-to-door visits to collect personal information and finances from individuals while promising to provide a vaccination. Please be careful!

• Apple, Microsoft, IRS, Social Security, etc., will never contact you by phone, text or email. If there’s a problem with your account, they will shut you down until you contact them.

Master Gardener Zoom Workshops

The GRF Mini Farm’s Master Gardeners are giving monthly workshops on Thursdays at 10 a.m. Zoom links can be found on the mini farm website at www.lwsb.com/mini-farm/ on the morning of each workshop. All are welcome to attend, but current and prospective mini farmers are especially encouraged to join. The dates and topics are:

April 8: Gopher Management

May 13: Terrific Tomatoes

June 10: Insect Pest Management

More workshops will be offered later in the year, potentially in person.

Grab ’n’ Go Meals

March 18-24 

Clubhouse 6 Parking Lot

• Thursday: Domino’s Pizza—call ahead for special orders, wings and salads offered, 3:30-7 p.m., cash/cards, (562) 493-2212. 

• Friday: Katella Deli—deli favorites, appetizers, salads, hot entrées; specials of the day available onsite, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. Call ahead at (562) 594-8611, or order online at www.katellabakery.com. 

• Saturday: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que—barbecue, salads, sandwiches, 3-5 p.m., no preorders, cash/cards.

• Sunday: Closed. 

• Monday: Kabobaholic Food Truck—chicken or meat kabobs, gyros, falafel, loaded fries, 3:30-5:30 p.m., cash/cards. To preorder, go to www.kabobaholicft.com or text (949) 400-4696; mention LWSB when ordering.

• Tuesday: Taco Tuesday—Mexican favorites, plus hot dogs, burgers and fries, 5-7 p.m., cash/cards, no preorders.

• Wednesday: Italian Burgers and Grill Food Truck—Burgers, sausage, chicken, steak and loaded fries, all with an Italian accent, 3:30-5:30 p.m., PayPal/checks/cash/cards. See the full menu at www.bestfoodtrucks.com/restaurants/pizzini/trucks/italian-burger-grill/menu. Preorders accepted via email to info@italianburgergrill.com or text to (424) 299-6291; make sure to specify you are ordering for Leisure World.


 All Grab ’n’ Go events take place rain or shine. Masks and 6-foot social distancing required. For more information or to offer feedback, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

On-call bus service is available weekdays from 4:30 p.m., when regular service ends; weekends are on-call at any time. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379. 

Watch for LW Live! alerts for daily menus. Vendors are subject to change. Sign up for LW Live at https://www.lwsb.com/lw-live-sign-up/. 

Pool Club

The pool cues held in lockers in the Pool Room had to be removed because renovations in Clubhouse 2. Pool Club president Dave Silva is looking for the owners of the two-piece cues so that they may be returned. If you are an owner or are a relative of one of the owners and can identify the cue, contact Silva at (562) 209-3183. Pool cues that are unclaimed by April 20 will be sold at a blind-bid auction on a later date.

Professional dancer Pat Erickson graces the Joyful Line Dance Class with cariñito, a Peruvian cumbia. Thanks to Laura Garcia’s suggestion, the class has learned the moves to the Jerusalema Dance Challenge, a global phenomenon that has been embraced by everyone from lawyers to firemen to flash mobs. The class is held at Veterans Plaza every Wednesday at 2 p.m., except for the fourth Wednesday, when it starts at 3 p.m. Under Jojo Weingart’s leadership, members take the lead to display their favorite dances in various styles, including country and western, hip-hop, mambo, tango, waltz, and more. All shareholders are welcome to join;  participants are required to wear face masks, follow the rules of social distancing, and wear exercise shoes—no flip-flops or sandals. For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Hui O Hula

LW club celebrates its 16th hula-versary

Hui O Hula celebrated its 16th anniversary “on the green” on St. Patrick’s Day. As is tradition, the dancers and band members dressed in green. 

They celebrated the occasion by dancing the Green Rose Hula; eating a lunch of salads, corned beef on Hawaiian sweet bread and cake; and taking a group photo. Instructor Jojo Weingart (front) and her board—Kaye Huff, Susan Cucci (behind Jojo) and Yo Kishi (behind Kaye with hat)—recalled celebrating with dancers at the clubhouses throughout the years, including around a decade ago in Clubhouse 4 (see below).  

With everyone fully vaccinated, thanks to the GRF, they wish the pandemic will soon be over so they can start enjoying class in the newly renovated Clubhouse 6. In the meantime, dancers will continue to practice at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome; dancers should wear masks and soft shoes—or go barefoot .  Call (562) 431-2242 or email Jojo@HuiOHula.com for more class and performance information.

Happy Monday, Get Strong Kick-Start 

Prevent age-related muscle loss, also known as sarcopenia, with strength training. Via Zoom, certified personal trainer and Leisure World resident Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads simple at-home workouts with dumbbells and stretch tubing/bands every Monday at 4 p.m. This free, interactive half-hour group class is designed to help people stay strong and healthy for years to come. 

Rather than with a formal livestream class, interaction provides participants the opportunity to ask questions to ensure their form is correct.

Christensen’s fitness certifications and education include: certified personal trainer from National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM®); group fitness instructor from National Exercise Trainers Association (NETA®); health coach-lifestyle and weight management from American Council on Exercise (ACE®); corrective exercise specialist from NASM; Functional Aging Institute-certified specialist; Zumba® gold licensed instructor; and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) level 3 golf fitness instructor. City of Seal Beach Business License: CHR0006, Personal Fitness Training.

Email wildfire1@truetomybody.com or call (562) 879-1954 for registration information.

Video Producers Zoom Meetings

The Video Producers Club offers free, weekly Zoom classes, as well as a social opportunity. 

Classes are as follows:

• Monday, 2 p.m.: Zoom class for iPad and Mac users hosted by Fred Carpenter. For an invite to his class, email sail1942@gmail.com.

• Wednesday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ Zoom class for Windows and Android users with Charlie Guggino. For an invite to this class, email joosuna29a@gmail.com.

• Thursday, 10 a.m.: Beginners’ and Intermediate Zoom class for Windows and Android users and for beginning Video Producers with host Joseph Valentinetti. For an invite to this class, email 0501042@gmail.com.

• Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: The one-hour Zoom Party Social, hosted by Valentinetti, is open to all residents. For an invite, email 0501042@gmail.com.

—Joe Osuna

Leisure Bikers

Sunday Leisure Bikers ride to Long Beach Municipal Golf Course and have breakfast, then continue to El Dorado park for a 2-mile hike at the Nature Center. There are also rides on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. All are invited to join; helmets, safe shoes and masks are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.

Family Radio Service Users

Calling all Family Radio Service Users in Leisure World: 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 9:30-9:45 a.m. on Channel 13/0. Be sure to wait until the radio is clear, then call in stating your first name, last name initial and mutual number. Remember to press the side button to speak, then release when finished.

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

Where We Live

Where We Live Club has heard from more than 300 shareholders interested in feng shui workshops. As a result, the club is hoping to broadcast its workshops via SBTV 3. Everyone who signed up for the workshops will receive notifications about the broadcast schedule as well as a list of required materials. There is still time to sign up via email at wherewelive@yahoo.com or snail mail at Where We Live Club, P.O. Box 2213, Seal Beach, CA 90740. The club hopes to offer in-person workshops starting in May.

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

My Smart Phone

I love my new smart phone; it’s smarter than me—

A gift from a nephew and niece who love me.

It lets me send emails, all for a small fee.

It lets me get messages and jokes all for free.

It gives me the weather, the time, and a key

That opens the door to the future for me!

—Ethel Ina Carter, Mutual 2

Balance & Stability Class

A Landmark Balance & Stability class is offered on Saturdays, 11 a.m. A certified instructor teaches the free, 40-minute class that focuses on balance, shifting weight and cognizant activities. It broadcasts at around 4:20-4:40 p.m. every day on the Spectrum Cable Channel 1390 and is available on youtube.com.

Join the Zoom meeting by visiting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84982522530; the meeting ID is 849 8252 2530, and the password is practice.

The instructor is certified in Zumba, Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, and Balance & Stability. She also has certification from the Fitness Aging Institute and an ACE Group exercise certificate.

Literature Art Contest

The Leisure World Library is sponsoring a Literature Art Contest, for which LWers are asked to re-create a scene or pay tribute to a suggested famous work of fiction.

Any artistic medium—paint, ceramic, sculpture, wood, paper, needlecraft or other handcraft—will be accepted, but artists should be mindful that submitted works will be on display outside for several hours. 

Participants will need to choose from among the following classics, all of which have been adapted into movies: 

• “The Great Gatsby” 

• “The Three Musketeers” 

• “Frankenstein” 

• “The Old Man and the Sea”

• “Gone with the Wind”

• “The Hobbit”

• “Huckleberry Finn”

• “Call of the Wild”

• “To Kill a Mockingbird”

• “Little Women”

• “Pride and Prejudice”

• “The Wizard of Oz”

• “Treasure Island”

• “Alice in Wonderland”

• “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Completed entries, accompanied by a copy of the entry form, should be dropped off at the library April 12-15, between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Entry forms will be printed in the LW Weekly (see below), as well as available at the library.

Artworks will be displayed at Veterans Plaza on April 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with winners announced promptly at 2 p.m. First place receives $200, second place receives $100, and third place receives $50 in Visa gift cards.

Knott’s brings back its Boysenberry Festival 

By Patty Marsters


Though it has yet to set an official reopening date, Knott’s Berry Farm has offered locals the chance to experience its delicious seasonal delicacies. And there is no greater local delicacy than the boysenberry. 

The definitive origins of the boysenberry have remained a mystery, but most people trace it back to Rudolph Boysen, a farmer in Anaheim. According to Knott’s history, the experimental hybrid of the loganberry, red raspberry and blackberry were wilting on the vine until Walter Knott transplanted the plant to his Buena Park farm, where he and his wife, Cordelia, nurtured what we now call the boysenberry. 

As a means of staving off Depression hardships, Cordelia began selling jams and jellies made from the berries in 1932, and soon there was a small restaurant that was famous for its fried chicken and boysenberry pies.

More recently—the spring of 2014—Knott’s Berry Farm has held a tribute to the fragile berry with its Boysenberry Festival, offering both sweet and savory concoctions. While the hoopla of the amusement park is silent this year, there are more than 80 treats to sample. 

As you walk through the park, you’ll find unique bites in every corner. Among the savory items are boysenberry barbecue carne asada pizza, boysenberry brisket tater tots topped with crispy jalapeño chips and a boysenberry aioli, mac-and-cheese bites over tater tots with a boysenberry Siracha ketchup, pork bao buns with a boysenberry kimchi and nam pla, Beyond Meatballs with a boysenberry barbecue sauce over cauliflower cilantro rice, boysenberry barbecue brisket mac and cheese, boysenberry beef stew over Spanish rice, apple-and-chicken sausage with boysenberry mustard on a boysenberry bun, elote with boysenberry mayo and cotija cheese, pastrami sandwich on a pretzel bun with provolone cheese and boysenberry mustard, Thai green curry and veggies in a spicy noodle bowl with a boysenberry drizzle, açai bowl with boysenberries, turkey sandwich on a Hawaiian bun with brie cheese and a boysenberry-cranberry relish, cheeseburger with a boysenberry-onion spread on a brioche bun, veggie sliders on a pretzel bun with a boysenberry aioli, boysenberry barbecue meatloaf, boysenberry balsamic Brussels sprouts, boysenberry-flavored shrimp and grits, salmon and orzo salad with boysenberries, boysenberry-barbecue-glazed wings, Philly cheese fries with a boysenberry-onion topping, boysenberry queso dip, Mexican street corn chowder with boysenberry tortilla strips, etouffee with shrimp and boysenberry sausage over rice, shrimp taco with boysenberry salsa, boysenberry shrimp ceviche, chef’s special tamale with a boysenberry roja sauce, popcorn with a boysenberry butter, veggie chili with boysenberry cilantro lime cauliflower rice, boysenberry mashed potato bowl with grilled chicken or tofu and corn, chicken tenders sandwich with a boysenberry mayo on a brioche bun, and chicken tenders with a boysenberry aioli.

On the sweeter side, there’s boysenberry pie with whipped cream, boysenberry cake with boysenberry cream cheese icing, boysenberry crisp with vanilla ice cream, boysenberry macaron, boysenberry bread pudding with a crème anglaise, vegan boysenberry lemon and almond loaf, funnel  cake with boysenberry ice cream and a lemon drizzle, red raspberry cheesecake with whipped cream and a boysenberry drizzle, Fun Bun with a boysenberry glaze, boysenberry Dippin’ Dots, boysenberry key lime tart, “Hint of Lemon” churro bites or funnel fries with a boysenberry-and-chocolate dipping sauce, boysenberry and white chocolate chip cookie sandwich filled with vanilla soft serve, boysenberry ice cream float with boysenberry ice cream, red concha stuffed with boysenberry ice cream, and boysenberry thumbprint cookies. 

Wash it all down with a boysenberry and basil lemonade, boysenberry aqua fresca, boysenberry smoothie, boysenberry ICEE float made with vanilla soft serve, or boysenberry milk tea with popping pearls. Or, for a more adult beverage, try a boysenberry iced Irish cream coffee, boysenberry Cosmopolitan, boysenberry wine, boysenberry sangria, boysenberry slushy Sangria, frozen boysenberry mai tai, or Champagne and boysenberry soft serve ice cream float.

There’s even boysenberry-themed merchandise from more than 20 local crafters.

Knott’s Taste of Boysenberry Festival runs through May 2. Masks and special tasting cards are required for entry. Regular tasting cards cost $45 (plus tax) and include five food tastings. The cards are date-specific and must be purchased online prior to the date of visit. You can view the calendar of available days and hours and purchase the cards at www.knotts.com/events/taste-of-boysenberry-festival.

Golf League Results

A very dreary, overcast morning greeted seven intrepid golfers on March 15 at the David L. Baker executive golf course. It’s a tricky, par-62, 4,000-yard course with no par-5s, but plenty of water hazards and troublesome bunkers. With the threat of significant rain, the players teed off at 7 a.m. with hopes of getting most of the round in before the heavy precipitation arrived. The avid golfers came prepared, carrying umbrellas and dressed in ponchos, slickers and other necessary gear. 

Unfortunately, after four holes, the rain came; it persisted until the next-to-last hole two hours later. By rounds end, everything was very wet: clubs, bags, rain gear and persevering golfers. A hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate, plus a long, hot shower were clearly in the cards.

All scores are net (actual score minus handicap). A Flight handicaps range from 0-20; B flight is higher than 20.

A Flight Winners: First place: Dave LaCascia, 3 under 59, plus fewest putts; second: Fujio Norihiro, 1 over 63, plus a birdie; third: Bill McKusky, plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 third hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Tom Ross, a very nice 10 under, plus fewest putts; second: Marv Ballard, 3 under 59.

In a reversal of fortune, a nice, sunny morning greeted six men, one woman and one guest four days later at the Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. Riverview is a par-70, 5,800-yard course, with sloping fairways, lots of water hazards, numerous elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers.

Twice a year, every golf course aerates and sands its greens and tee boxes to keep them well-drained and in good grass-growing condition. This week was when Riverview performed that task. The greens are sandy (and very slow) until the sand is worn or pressed into the grass, as well as rough and uneven from the aeration holes. Therefore, no fewest putts were counted, and as long as players were on the green, two putts was the maximum taken.

A Flight Winners: First place: tie between Jim Goltra and Norihiro, 3 under 67; second: LaCascia, even par 70; third: Larry Hillhouse. Jim had two birdies, and Norihiro had one. Jim was also closest to the pin on the 145-yard, par-3 second hole.

B Flight Winners: First place: Lowell Goltra, 4 under 66; second: Liz Meripol, 1 over 71. Guest player Mike Looney had the closest to the pin on the 100-yard, par-3 ninth hole. Looney has now played three rounds with the league and qualifies to enter the prize pool.

Both the Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World, starting between 7-7:30 a.m., except holidays. The courses are David L. Baker in Fountain Valley, Meadowlark in Huntington Beach, Riverview in Santa Ana, and Willowick in Garden Grove. In general, masks are required at the pro shops, but optional while waiting to tee off. No masks are required on the putting greens, driving range or the course itself. Golfers are respectful of one other’s personal space, social distancing is observed, and there is no contact with others’ equipment. Golf carts are single person only unless riders are from the same household. 

LW Men’s Club membership is not required, and friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Prizes are awarded for low gross in each flight, birdies, closest to the pin on two par-3s, and lowest number of putts in each flight. Holes-in-One and eagles, although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact McKusky (562) 430-8618 or LaCascia (801) 674-5975.

Handicaps can be determined using local course handicap numbers and adjusted for the longer, more difficult courses outside Leisure World. Contact LaCascia for more information. 

—Dave LaCascia

Chess Club

The Chess Club publishes weekly puzzles to keep the love of the game alive, since members cannot currently meet to play in person.

This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first. Any answer by black, the white’s third move is checkmate.

The solution to this week’s puzzle’s first move is Rf8; the white Rook moves from F1 to F8.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/30


Need help knitting a poncho!  Please call Margie 562-493-3454.


Beginner-Square-Dance-Classes/Starting-November-1st (7:00-9:00pm/Mondays). 12-14 Week-Sessions, $8/per-class. **Class open first three Mondays to join** No Partner Necessary. Adult Couples and Singles Welcome. 5946 Westminster Boulevard. Westminster (at Springdale, next to Goodwill Store). Call/714-803-0250 for more information. Great activity for body and brain health! 11/11


Wanted female companion. Warm, Christian,  tender-hearted,  well-educated,  affectionate, conservative. Loves Tony Bennett & Frank Sinatra. I am a good conversationalist, with/fine-sense-of-humor & good-credit-rating. Call 562-370-5656. 11/04


Looking for Gail Storm look-a-like. We danced a few times before Covid-19 in CH-2. Hope you are still healthy! 562-331-6513



Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739, 

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 12/30


Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071. 

OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC. (562) 596-7757.  03/31/22


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/07/2022


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.

LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559.  11/11


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

License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 11/11


Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.

CA State License #675336. 12/30


Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 12/09



Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed. LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559.  11/11




40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262. 562-596-0559.  11/11


All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 12/30




Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/25


SKYLIGHT Cleaning and Repairs Contact Eugene at (714) 774-4385. Contractor State License 634613-B. 1/13/22




Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes. 562-596-0559.   11/11

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 296-5040, (562) 296-8782.


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



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


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7. 

949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/30


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/16



Over 25+ years in Leisure World with Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/02


Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 12/23


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09


Leisure World Caregiver experience. Has car and can provide references. Maria 562-257-7631. Seal Beach Business License LOP0007. 10/28


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd,  #116. (714) 425-4198. 11/18


In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 11/18


Yvonne-Is-Back! Haircuts, Color, Perms, Pedicure/Manicure in your home. Call 714-855-8465 for appointment. License KK336138. 11/18


Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 12/30



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

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 11/18


General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 12/23


Maria House Cleaning

We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.

Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008. 12/23



We make your home sparkle! 7-days call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A.  

Call 562-505-1613. 12/09


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001 11/18


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident  SB License FUH0001. 12/23



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 so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 11/18


Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30


Scooter (Shoprider Sovereign B3). Works Great! $280. 310-533-7111.


Red 3-Wheel Pride Victory. Age unknown with newer battery. Asking $800/OBO 714-349-8901


Need a lift? Pam Miller.

LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258. 11/11


Rides by Russ 714-655-1544. 11/04

autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 10/07



No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 11/25



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618. 12/02


I’ll buy your OLD Stressless-Recliner! My retirement hobby is restoring them. Text/562-225-8133. 11/18


Splendide Energy-Star Washer/Dryer (all-in-one-combination). Under countertop installation, almost brand new. Dishwasher-for-Sale. Call/714-322-8086.


Orion-Binoculas, Magnification 20×80 with/hard case. Orion-Tripod with/Fluid Head. Perfect Condition $120

Joanna 562-598-1849.


Electric Fireplace, Honeywell Heater & Tricycle. 562-346-4487. 1300 Weeburn Road, Mutual-03/Apartment-30J.


Oil Filled Radiator System Heater almost new $40. Solid Wood Patio-Bench with/Wagon-Wheels Decor like new $140. 



Patio Sale. Friday/October-29th (9:00am-1:00pm). 13180 St. Andrew Drive/Mutual-10/Apartment-238J. Furniture, books, household-items, miscellaneous. LW News has copy of Mutual-10 approval paperwork.


Patio Sale. Thursday/October-28th & Friday/October-29th (9:00am-2:00pm) 13150 Seaview Lane, Mutual-10/Apartment-247C-and-247D. Bar-Stools, Clocks, Cookbooks, Womens/Clothes-and-Accesories, Pillows, Twin-Bed, Linens, PLUS MUCH MORE! LW News has copy of Mutual-10 approval paperwork.