LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 05-26-22

May 26 2022 

Memorial Day celebrations are held

NWS to hold service

For the first time in three years, a Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the United States National Submarine Memorial West, located at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, on Monday, May 30.  

The 11 a.m. observance will include speeches by local community leaders, as well as the unique “tolling the boats” ceremony, during which each of the 52 U.S. submarines lost during World War II is honored as a bell is tolled.

The keynote speaker will be Joe Koch, a former crew member of the WWII-era submarine USS Tusk (SS 426).     

The free event is open to the public, and no advance reservations are needed. 

The submarine memorial is located aboard the naval weapons station at 800 Seal Beach Blvd., between Westminster Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, in the City of Seal Beach. 

For more information, contact  Naval Weapons Station Public Affairs Officer Gregg Smith at (562) 626-7215.   

-—from the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach

American Legion hosts Memorial Day observance 

The American Legion Post 327 and Auxiliary will host a Memorial Day observance from 10-11 a.m., Monday, May 30, in the Amphitheater. This is the first Amphitheater ceremony since 2019.

At 9:30 a.m., the Velvetones will play a concert of patriotic and inspirational music with Legion Cmdr. Rich Carson providing the opening remarks at 10.

Col. Clifton T. Uyematsu, who retired in 2004 and was commander of the 37th Mobile Aerial Port Squadron at March Air Force Base, will give the keynote address.

Event highlights will include Tina Schaffer singing the National Anthem, a Velevtones’ salute to the armed forces with audience participation, a moving ceremony to remember the nation’s POW-MIA military personnel, the Roll Call Post Everlasting and “Taps,” played by Tom Schmitz to end the service.

Lt. Col. Cathy Weissman and the Naval Sea Cadets will be there to serve in a variety of ways. 

Sea Cadets are young Americans sponsored by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard to train on military installations in a variety of fields

Col. Uyematsu received a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from San Jose State College in 1968 and a master’s of business administration in 1980 from Pepperdine University. 

His military education includes Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.

He enlisted in the Air Force in 1968 and was assigned to the 78th Security Police Squadron, Hamilton Air Force Base in California. He attended Officer Training School and was commissioned in 1970 as a second lieutenant.  He completed security police officer training and was assigned as the chief of security police at 2nd Bomb Wing, Detachment 1, Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Later completed a temporary duty assignment as a security police squadron shift commander at Anderson AFB, Guam.

He was released from active duty in 1974 and joined the USAF Reserve two years later. 

In January 1978, he transferred to the 445th Military Airlift Wing, Norton Air Force Base, where he was commander of the 445th Weapons System Security Flight; air freight officer of the 61st Aerial Port Squadron; flight operations officer for the 445ths Aerial Port Flight; squadron operations officer for the 50th Aerial Port Squadron and commander of the 56th Aerial Port Squadron and wing air transportation staff officer. 

In 1992, he transferred to March Air Force Base, where he was assigned as the commander of the 37th Mobile Aerial Port Squadron. His last assignment was admissions liaison officer for the United States Air Force Academy.

Col. Uyematsu’s many military decorations and awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Good Conduct Award, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with four oak leaf clusters, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with device and Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon. 

His awards include Outstanding Company Grade Security Police Officer, Outstanding Air Force Reserve Security Police Officer, Honor Graduate of Security Police Officer Course and Academic Achievement Security Police Course.  

GRF offices close Monday

In observance of Memorial Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Monday, May 30.

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be available for emergencies only and may be reached by calling (562) 594-4754.

The LW Library and Friends Bookstore will also be closed.

Mail GRF ballots by June 3

The GRF is making an urgent plea to shareholders to mail in their ballots for the election of directors in even-numbered Mutuals no later than June 3. That will ensure ballots are received by the Accurate Voting Systems, the Inspector of Elections.  

Shareholders may also personally deliver sealed ballots to Clubhouse 4 between 9-10 a.m. on June 7, when ballots will be counted. The polls will close at 10 to begin the counting process.

It is essential to achieve a “quorum” of membership to hold the GRF Annual Meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

A “quorum” is the minimum number of eligible member votes required before the association may conduct business at a membership meeting. Ballots count toward reaching that quorum. 

The business of seating new GRF directors cannot be conducted unless the GRF achieves a quorum.

Shareholders who turn in ballots are automatically entered in a drawing to win a $50 Ralphs Card. There will be several winners from each mutual.

Shareholders who have not received GRF ballots should contact Accurate Voting Systems at (833) 861-6352.

PBS documentary features pioneering female aviators 

“Hearts Above the Clouds,” a new PBS documentary created at California State University, Long Beach, chronicles 100 years of courageous and pioneering women aviators in Long Beach.

CSULB’s Advanced Media Production company produced the film, which examines how Long Beach served as the geographical backdrop for courageous and pioneering women aviators. It features women who broke barriers, set records, served in the military during wartime and soloed around-the-world adventures in aircrafts. Some of the film was shot at Long Beach Airport.

The documentary will air Tuesday, May 31, at 9 p.m. on Los Angeles PBS affiliate KLCS.  

Founded in 1949, CSULB is a teaching-intensive, research-driven institution ranked the No. 2 master’s-level university in the nation and No. 3 nationally in promoting social mobility. It is No. 4 in the nation awarding bachelor’s degrees to minority students. The 322-acre campus enrolls more than 39,000 students and boasts more than 350,000 alumni who positively impact the community, state and nation.  

What’s the difference between GRF and GAF

People often ask, what’s the difference between the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) and the Golden Age Foundation (GAF)?  

In short, everything.

Although the GAF and the GRF are often confused, they are two completely separate organizations. 

The GRF is the not-for-profit corporation that manages the trust property of Leisure World. It has employees overseen by an executive director and a board of directors composed of LW shareholders who serve on numerous committees, including Recreation, Mutual Administration, Physical Property, Finance, Communications and IT and Security, among others. 

Every resident owner of Leisure World is a member of the GRF, which is why they are called shareholders. The GRF is funded by a portion of each resident’s monthly carrying charge.

The GAF, on the other hand,  is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. 

It has a small board of directors. Every person in the organization is a volunteer. 

Its mission is to make the community a better place to live. Funding is dependent on contributions from shareholders or community clubs and organizations. 

When a large bequest is received, which happens occasionally, it usually is designated for a specific project. For example, in 2013, gym equipment was provided through a bequest from Jack Schiffiler. The GAF works hand in hand with the GRF to facilitate the projects that bequests provide for. 

Donations cover all manner of services, including programs like the Hospitality Center in Clubhouse 6,  tax preparation, paper shredding, battery recycling and mobility aids. 

All of these are provided to residents free of charge.

The driving force for the GAF is in its mission statement: to improve life in Leisure World. 

“We are always looking for donations, both large and small,” said GAF President Anna Derby. “If you’re making out your will or trust and want to help make Leisure World a nicer place, please remember us. We aren’t focused only on large donations; we appreciate every single donation because every gift helps us in achieving our goal.”

In year’s past, the GAF had a catered gala to honor its volunteers.  It was suspended for three years because of COVID-19, but will resume as soon as possible.

The gala was an annual highlight, featuring entertainment, a silent auction and more. 

Residents are invited to check out volunteer opportunities in the GAF. 

“Nothing happens in our organization without the dedication and efforts of our volunteers,” said Derby. “They are the heart and soul of the Golden Age Foundation.” For more information, go to www.goldenagefdn.org or a leave message at (562) 431-9589.

Community Legal Aid So Cal

Community Legal Aid SoCal, a free resource for Orange County residents aged 60-plus, has been helping seniors with a variety of legal challenges for more than 64 years. According to Seniors Unit Supervising Attorney Laura Luu, “Seniors often come to us when they’ve received documents that they don’t understand and ask us to review and explain the paperwork to them. We offer them counsel, advice and an unbiased opinion about what their options might be.” 

Specifically, Community Legal Aid SoCal can help with civil legal issues involving consumer disputes, estate planning, conservatorships, housing issues and government benefits, among others.

Consumer Disputes

Community Legal Aid SoCal can intervene on behalf of seniors with consumer issues such as disputes with contractors, filing for bankruptcy, as well as consumer fraud and scams.

Estate Planning

Community Legal Aid SoCal provides estate planning services and can offer review and unbiased counsel about a senior’s particular financial situation before he or she hires an attorney to create a trust. 

A trust is not always the best route to take and most seniors do not realize this, according to Luu. “We can present them with alternatives to a trust, if that would be appropriate for them.”


Legal aid attorneys can also review documents and provide counsel and advice to guide seniors toward their best options.


Legal aid attorneys can educate seniors who are having landlord disputes or facing eviction about their rights as tenants and offer guidance. Some seniors take boarders into their homes, renting out a room for added income. If there is an issue with the boarder, Community Legal Aid SoCal can help the senior legally address it.

Access to Healthcare

Legal aid attorneys can help seniors get access to healthcare; address improper billing issues; and assist with issues related to Covered California, Cal Medi-Connect (One Care Connect), Medi-Cal (CalOptima), Medicare, Medical safety Net Program and private health insurance plans.

Government Benefits

Community Legal Aid SoCal can also offer help in the important area of government benefits, including Social Security, food stamps, housing and employment. “We advise seniors about their benefits and also on how not to lose their benefits. If they receive a notice of action from the providing government agency, we can file appeals for them and also provide representation, if needed,” said Luu.

Community Legal Aid SoCal will represent clients in court when no other attorney is willing to take their case. 

All these services are free to all Orange County seniors. There are no income restrictions, thanks to funding from the Orange County Office on Aging and the Legal Services Corporation. If legal aid attorneys have to file anything on a senior’s behalf, the cost of the court filing can be waived under certain circumstances.

“In general, we are here to look out for and protect the best interests of Orange County seniors,” Luu said.

Seniors who need legal help are encouraged to reach out to Community Legal Aid SoCal as soon as they have an issue and before hiring an attorney. 

Legal aid will review the situation and advise the senior whether he or she will even need the services of a private attorney.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 800-834-5001. 

Staff members are ready to help in the caller’s preferred language.

This project is funded in part through a grant from the California Department of Aging, as allocated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and administered by the Office on Aging.

Minibus Orientation

A Minibus informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. Reservations are not required. 

The GRF Transportation Department will provide information on the LW Minibus service, the GRF appointment-based Access bus service for people with mobility challenges, as well as information on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations. 

The meeting is held on the first Thursday of the month.

Protect the pipes with Refresh wipes

To combat blocked sewer pipes in LW, a new product called Refresh Liquid Wipes is on sale for $6.81, including tax, at the Copy & Supply Center in Building 5. 

Most wipes labeled “flushable” are not biodegradable and cause sewer line stoppages, but Refresh is sprayed on toilet tissue, turning it into a flushable wipe. 

The toilet paper foam is eco-friendly, good for sensitive skin, and cleanses and soothes using witch hazel and aloe. It is alcohol- and paraben-free and plumbing safe. 

Users have noted people may need more toilet paper to prevent deterioration during use. 

Voter turnout award is up for grabs

The Mutual with the highest voter turnout will win this year’s coveted “Most Member Participation—Mutual Election”  trophy. It will be presented to the president of the winning Mutual at the Presidents’ Council meeting on July 7 at 9 a.m. Last year, Mutual 14 won with 73% voter turnout.   

Mutuals require a quorum to validate their elections. If a shareholder has not decided on a candidate by election day, he or she can check the “quorum only” box on the ballot so it can be counted only to help achieve a quorum at the annual meeting.

Cast votes for a chance to win

LW shareholders in even-numbered Mutuals who cast votes for GRF directors in the 2022 election are eligible for a drawing for a $50 Ralphs gift card. The drawing is sponsored by the GRF Board as an incentive to participate in community government. Eligible shareholders will be automatically entered into the drawing if they vote. Winners will be announced at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m.

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Celebrating Centenarians-George Mayeda

This is one story in an occasional series profiling some of LW’s most long-lived residents, those who have reached the enviable age of 100 years or more. The series is running in connection with the Golden Age Foundation centenarian event held April 20. In most cases, a family member or friend has written the stories. 

by Kyle Sadler

special to the LW Weekly

George Mayeda will celebrate his 100th birthday  on June 13. He was born in Riverside, California, in 1922, one of five siblings. His father and mother had come to California from Japan. His father worked as a foreman in a packinghouse for produce and in a pool hall in the off-season. 

At 5 or 6 years old, he and his older brother Tom went to Japan for several years to live with their uncle while the family focused on work, gardening in the Hollywood area and taking care of their siblings Tane and Sam. 

When the brothers returned, their new brother Shoji had been born, and the family had relocated to San Gabriel. Here, they started a collection of businesses, including a gas station, pool hall and grocery store.

When the U.S. entered into World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 ordered the incarceration of Japanese American citizens living along the West Coast. Like 120,000 people of Japanese descent, George and his family were forcibly relocated and imprisoned in internment camps.

Most families had to leave all of their belongings behind or sell them for dirt cheap. Fortunately, a family the Mayedas were acquainted with held their belongings and property for them and rented their businesses while they were in the camps. 

Tulare Race Track near the Sequoia National Forest was their first destination. The track had been converted into a processing center and internment camp, with the horse stalls  crudely converted into sleeping quarters.

They later found themselves at the Gila River Relocation Camp in the Arizona desert, where they would stay for the next several years. The center was built on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Two internment facilities, Canal and Butte camps, were established there. There were rows of military-style barracks, or large wooden shacks, set up, and the grounds were fenced in and patrolled by armed guards. George remembers they had to hang sheets to partition different families’ living quarters. The peak population was over 13,000 in these camps, though they were designed for no more than 10,000.

George did a number of things for work while at Gila. He tended  cattle and learned how to ride a horse, fixed fences, washed dishes and delivered ice to the mess halls. (“The good, clear ice,” George said, “was saved for their friends.”) He worked in the post office, and he and his friends would occasionally sneak into town to go to the movies in the back of the postal truck. Seasonally, he worked on a farm outside of the camp, harvesting and separating sugar beans. On the nearby railway, he hammered nails, sleeping on the tracks some nights. 

Also while in Gila, he met his future wife, Fumi. She was close friends with his younger sister Tane.

During the war, his older brother Tom was in the Army as an interpreter based in Korea. George himself was nearly drafted and even had his physical examination, but the war ended shortly beforehand.

Finally released from camp, George and his family moved back to San Gabriel, where they were able to resume their business. Members  of Fumi’s family had moved to Chicago as the war was ending, but she eventually came to San Gabriel to be with George. They married in 1946 and had their own house built in the area.

George and his brothers Tom and Shoji began working as gardeners. They joined a bonsai organization taught by famed bonsai master John Naka. George remembers one of his bonsai being featured in one of Naka’s magazines. Sometimes, in the early morning, they would travel to the mountains and dig for trees to use in their own personal bonsai projects. 

After the birth of their daughters Hannah and Jan, Fumi, who had been cleaning houses, went to night school. She went on to work for the Bell Telephone Company key punching and, later, as a secretary. Eventually, she quit working to help take care of their first grandchild Heather. George continued his work as a gardener to a loyal clientele in the San Gabriel Valley until retiring at the age of 85. Fumi and George lived with their daughter Hannah for several years before moving into Leisure World.

Recreationally, George’s life has been filled with fishing trips and bowling leagues. There’s been trips to the local swap meet, the Santa Anita Race Track to bet on the horses and Las Vegas with the family. Other highlights are the annual Christmas potluck and gift exchange with all the Mayedas (with so much food), Fourth of July fireworks in the street and kicking peoples’ butts at pool. 

In 2018, Fumi passed away. George likes to keep fresh cut flowers from their garden for her in one of the blue vases she collected. 

“I think I was pretty lucky to marry her. She was a really smart woman,” he said.

On weekends, George visits with his daughters, wins rounds of pool at Jan and Tim Sadler’s place or takes a short walk to visit his daughter Hannah, who now lives in Leisure World. 

Most days though, he can be found watching his favorite game shows and westerns, or rooting for the Dodgers. He also enjoys visits from Heather, Jorge and great grandson Noah Valerio, who introduced him to watching NASCAR races. Their dog Sofie is always excited to see Papa, too.  

He’ll often check on the upkeep of the plants in his garden while a secretary. Eventually, she quit working to take care of their first grandchild, Heather. George continued his work as a gardener to a loyal clientele in the San Gabriel Valley until retiring at the age of 85. Fumi and George lived with their daughter Hannah for several years before moving into Leisure World.

Recreationally, George’s life has been filled with fishing trips and bowling leagues. There’s been trips to the local swap meet, the Santa Anita Race Track to bet on the horses and Las Vegas with the family. Other highlights are the Christmas potluck and gift exchange with all the Mayedas (with so much food), Fourth of July fireworks in the street and kicking people’s butts at pool. 

In 2018, Fumi passed away. George likes to keep fresh-cut flowers from their garden for her in one of the blue vases she collected. 

“I think I was pretty lucky to marry her. She was a really smart woman,” he said.

On weekends, George visits with his daughters, wins rounds of pool at Jan and Tim Sadler’s place, or takes a short walk to visit his daughter Hannah, who now lives in Leisure World. 

Most days, though, he can be found watching his favorite game shows and westerns, or rooting for the Dodgers. He also enjoys visits from Heather, Jorge and great-grandson Noah Valerio, who introduced him to watching NASCAR races. Their dog Sofie is always excited to see Papa, too.  

He’ll often check on the upkeep of the plants in his garden while out for his daily walk and assist with grafting the plumeria plant to coax out different colored flowers. 

His grandson, Kyle Sadler, has been his caregiver since the pandemic and continues to keep him happy with kimchi grilled cheese sandwiches or bowls of takeout pho. 

“I’ve had a pretty good life so far,” said George, and we wish him many more years to come.

Letters to the Editor


I am no longer accepting calendars for veterans. The VA hospital has informed me that they do not need them, so the collection box has been closed. Thank you to everyone who helped me in this way of honoring our veterans.

Garnet Vyduna

Mutual 5


LWSB is a diverse community.  The LW Weekly features multiple opportunities for neighborly interaction and enjoyment. 

LWSB is an oasis that strives to not resemble the fractious world outside. Personal rather than disruptive engagement is valued.

Given these beliefs, I do not understand why someone would choose to prominently display an immense banner that reads, “Trump 2024.” 

The Presidential election is two-and-one-half years away and the Republican Party has not nominated an official candidate. I believe many Republicans believe that Biden is not our actual president, and this banner reminds residents that on Jan. 6, an insurrection by Trump supporters was an attempt to overthrow our government and undermine democracy.  

I think this banner is designed to alienate rather than unite, so for the remaining two-and-one-half years, I will be faced with this banner and what it represents to those of us who choose a world of hope and inclusion, not fear and isolation.  

The display of this banner does not represent what LWSB strives to be.

Jeff Colflesh

Mutual 6 


I called the Y Service Club when I first moved in for help sorting my boxes. I had each room filled with boxes, and it was like a Rubiks Cube to move them around and get the furniture in the right spot. But a volunteer came and the job got done! I recently called again to get help hanging pictures and putting stuff on high shelves as I cannot climb ladders. 

What makes this group extra special is if you make a volunteer donation, the money goes toward the Y. And these volunteers  are a friendly and helpful group of people. I’m thankful they are in Leisure World.

Helen Elich

Mutual 8


When someone asks me how I like living in Leisure World, I give them my patented answer, “It’s a wonderful place to live, (pause) if only there weren’t so many old people and too many damn rules.”

While scanning the May 5 LW Weekly, I found under “Notification of Proposed Changes to GRF Documents” more than ample justification for my response to that question. As I continued reading through the five full pages of codified rule proposal changes, subject to GRF approval, they only solidified my opinion. One rule, in particular, pushed me over the edge. 

Under the heading ADMINISTRATION, it read “30-5093-1, Authorized Resident (AR) rules of Conduct. Rule reads, “Bodily odor or cleanliness that would be be considered offensive and a health and safety hazard to others.” 

My  initial response was to laugh, followed by questions: Whom might be the person or persons bringing such charges against a fellow resident? What line must the offensive defendant cross? Is there an established “sniff test” the accused must fail? Is there a three-strike rule that would be applied for repeat offenders? 

Obviously, I view rule as humorous, yet even more so as ridiculous. 

I would hope most GRF board members would agree. 

These egregious and unenforceable rules broadcast to the world a culture that challenges the  image of  LW as a place that prides itself on being a community composed of friendly residents. 

Too many silly rules makes criminals out of law-abiding citizens and is symptomatic of idle minds.  

Stevin Cohen

Mutual 14

Rmember When

The Leisure World Historical Society, a 501(c)3 foundation, is dedicated to preserving the history of Leisure World, chronicles highlights in this weekly column. For more information, log on to LWHistory.org or SealBeachLeisureWorldHistory.org. 

•May 26, 1977: Congress questioned the transfer of the Los Alamitos Naval Air Station from the Navy to the National Guard. At issue was how many flights the National Guard planned to allow.

•May 28, 1970: A proposal to turn the then-Los Alamitos Naval Airfield into a commercial airport was controversial. The proposal was ultimately rejected, and what is now the Army Airfield at the Joint Forces Training Base was established.

• May 29, 1975: Hospice care began in LW, with resident Idella Fretter of the Senior Citizen League organizing the program, which was based on a similar St. Christopher’s of England program.

• May 31, 1990: Work was set to begin remodeling the old Administration Building for use by the Health Care Center;  Clubhouse 5 is now located there.


LWers are Encouraged to Participate in the Voting Process

The 2022 annual meeting season began May 17. The fever-pitch of activity will continue as all 16 Mutuals and the Golden Rain Foundation host their annual meetings. The annual meeting and election season begins in January and concludes at the end of June. There are often many questions about this time of the year and why these activities are important.

Election Specialist Ripa Barua answers some frequently asked questions.

What is an annual meeting and how is it different from a regular board meeting?

The Mutual corporations and the GRF are required to have annual meetings in order to report to the membership their activities during the past year. Directors read reports concerning finances, infrastructure, accomplishments and goals for the future. 

An annual meeting is similar to a State of the Union speech, as directors are limited to presenting reports whereas business is conducted at board meetings.

Who can attend annual meetings?

Shareholders/owners are encouraged to attend their Mutual’s annual meeting (see the schedule). 

All GRF members are encouraged to attend the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

Are the elections and annual meetings held on the same day?

The ballot counting for each Mutual’s election will be conducted at its annual meeting. The ballot counting for the GRF election will be conducted at a special GRF Board meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4, one week before the GRF annual meeting.

How often are elections conducted?

Most Mutual boards of directors are elected annually. The GRF has elections every year but elects directors from even-numbered Mutuals in even-numbered years and directors from odd-numbered Mutuals in odd-numbered years.

How many ballots will I receive?

Depending on your Mutual, you may receive one or two ballots. Shareholders in Mutuals 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14 are scheduled to receive two different ballots: a yellow ballot to elect your Mutual board of directors and a blue ballot to elect your GRF director(s). 

Shareholders in Mutuals 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17 are scheduled to receive one Mutual ballot. 

Should I separate the voting  portion of the ballot before mailing it in the envelope provided? 

No, return the full legal-sized ballot in the envelopes provided.

Has my ballot been mailed?

Check the election schedule (on page 5) to see when the Mutual ballots were mailed. 

The GRF ballots were mailed May 5.

There are three people who live in my unit; do we each receive a ballot?

One ballot is mailed to each unit on file. The unit represents one share of stock/voting power. Per Mutual bylaws, if there are multiple owners of one membership (unit) in the corporation, despite the multiplicity of owners, they shall jointly have only one vote.

Can I use a proxy or designate someone to vote on my behalf?

Proxies are not permissible in GRF elections, but depending on your Mutual’s election policy, proxies may be used in Mutual elections. To ensure the ballot’s integrity, ballot envelopes must be signed by the shareholder member connected to that household.

Are write-in candidates permitted?

Foundation bylaws do not permit write-in candidates for GRF directors. There is a space  on most Mutual ballots for write-in candidates. However, for the vote to be properly cast for the write-in candidate, that candidate must be nominated at the annual meeting (called “nominated from the floor”) and must be present to accept the nomination.

My mail is forwarded to a post office box or an address outside the community. Will my ballot be forwarded to me?

No. As the voting rights are tied to the unit, ballots are all mailed to the units. A replacement ballot can be mailed to you at the address of your choice. Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to request a replacement ballot.

 The candidates on my ballot are running unopposed; why should I vote?

Your participation in the election process is critical for the operation of this community. Additionally, the return of your properly cast ballot ensures that your Mutual will obtain the necessary number of votes to produce the annual meeting and counting of ballots.

I don’t know the candidates running for my Mutual  board of directors; why should I vote? 

Read the candidate Statement of Qualifications (often referred to as a resume or biography) included with the ballot for information. Ask candidates questions on topics that are important to you. Attend meet-the-candidates events. Ask your friends and neighbors for their opinion. If you decide you still do not want to cast your votes for any of the Mutual candidates, you are still strongly encouraged to vote by checking the box labeled abstain from voting—ballot counted for quorum only portion of the ballot. This lets you participate in the election process by returning a properly cast ballot.

I’ve heard a quorum is necessary before the ballots can be counted. What is a quorum? 

A quorum is the minimum number of members that must be present to make Mutual annual meeting proceedings valid. In the case of elections, your participation  in  the  voting  process,  i.e., your properly cast ballot, counts as your attendance. A quorum of at least one-third for some Mutuals, plus one for some of the Mutual corporation membership is required before the Mutual ballots can be counted.

I lost my ballot or can’t remember if I mailed my ballot. What do I do?

Call Accurate Voting Services at (833) 861-6352 to have a replacement ballot mailed to you or to confirm your ballot was received.

Where do I mail the ballot?

The yellow and blue mailing envelopes are postage-paid and pre-addressed to the Inspector of Elections, Accurate Voting Services Inc., P.O. Box 6117, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6117. Drop the ballot in a U.S. mailbox as soon as possible. Your ballot must be received before noon on the business day BEFORE the annual meeting. You may also hand deliver your ballot to Clubhouse 4 on the day of the annual meeting. See instructions on your ballot for further information. 

Don’t forget to sign the outside return envelope.

I still have questions about annual meetings and elections. Who can help me?

Contact Rosie Estrada, Stock Transfer Assistant Manager, at (562) 431-6586, ext. 346, or Ripa Barua, Election Specialist, at ripab@lwsb.com for assistance.

GRF Meetings Disclosure

Mailing Your GRF Ballot

For the ballot to be counted, the election inspectors must receive it on or before noon on June 3. You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 9-10 a.m. on June 7. The polls will close at 10 a.m. to begin the counting process.

Observing GRF 

Ballot Counting

The ballot counting will be conducted at the GRF Board of Directors meeting on June 7 at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. GRF members are welcome to observe the counting process.

Attending the 

GRF Annual Meeting

All newly elected directors will be installed at the GRF annual meeting on June 14 at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

List of Candidates for 

2022-2023 GRF 

Board of Directors Mutual 2

Susan H. Jacquelin 

Valerie Kornahrens

Teri Nugent 

Paula Snowden—incumbent 

Mutual 4

Marsha Gerber—incumbent

Mutual 6

Susan Hopewell—incumbent

Mutual 8 

Camille K. Thompson 

Mutual 10 

Carol A. Levine—incumbent 

Mutual 12 

Carole S. Damoci—incumbent 

Mutual 14 

Lee Melody—incumbent

How to Contact Your Government

Contacting your elected officials remains one of the most important civic responsibilities you can perform outside of voting. Here’s a guide to how to contact those elected to be your voice:

President Joseph R. Biden

Phone: (202) 456-1111 

Mail: The White House, Office of the President, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500

Website: www.whitehouse.gov

Vice President Kamala Harris

Phone: (202) 456-1111

Mail: The White House, Office of the Vice President, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20500 

Website: www.whitehouse.gov

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

Phone: (310) 914-7300 or (202) 224-3841

Mail: 11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 915, Los Angeles, CA 90025 

Website: www.feinstein.senate.gov/

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla

Phone: (202) 224-3553 

Mail: 11845 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 1250W, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: www.padilla.senate.gov

U.S. Representative, 48th District, Michelle Steel

Phone: (714) 960-6483 or (202) 225-2415

Mail: 17011 Beach Blvd., Ste. 570, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 

Website: steel.house.gov

Governor Gavin Newsom

Phone: (916) 445-2841 

Mail: 1303 10th St., Ste. 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: www.gov.ca.gov

State Senator, Thomas J. Umberg, District 34

Phone: (714) 558-3785 or (916) 651-4034

Mail: 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd., Ste. 220B, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: sd34.senate.ca.gov

State Assembly Member, Janet Nguyen, District 72

Phone: (714) 843-4966 or (916) 319-2072

Mail: 17011 Beach Blvd., Ste. 1120, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Website: ad72.asmrc.org

Orange County Supervisor, Katrina Foley, District 2

Phone: (714) 834-3220

Mail: 10 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Website: bos2.ocgov.com

Seal Beach Mayor Joe Kalmick 

Phone: (562) 431-2527, ext. 1501

Email: jkalmick@sealbeachca.gov

Mail: Seal Beach City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach, CA 90740 

Website: www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/City-Council 

Seal Beach City Council Member, Sandra Massa-Lavitt, District 5

Phone: (562) 431-2527, ext. 1505

Email: smassalavitt@sealbeachca.gov

Mail: Seal Beach City Hall, 211 Eighth St., Seal Beach, CA 90740 

Website: www.sealbeachca.gov/Government/City-Council

Comments/Questions at Meetings

The Open Meeting Act allows boards of directors to establish reasonable time limits for the open forum and for speakers to address the board. (Civ. Code §4925(b).) 

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

To address the GRF Board of Directors, submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, Attention: Executive Coordinator, no later than 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. 

You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention: Executive Coordinator, or email your question/comment to grfboardaction@lwsb.com.

Street Sweeping

GRF trust streets are swept on the fourth Thursday of the month. Parked vehicles must be removed from trust streets before midnight the night before. Contact your Mutual director for a sweeping schedule.

Holy Family Catholic Church raises funds for Ukraine

Leisure World Holy Family Catholic Church, led by the Rev. Joseph Son Nguyen, who is himself a refugee of war, is part of the close-knit Catholic Diocese of Orange, which has been a portal of aid to the displaced people of Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February.

The church first focused on the task of assisting the flood of Ukrainian refugees in Poland. As the refugee situation stabilized, a network of aid was established to organize and focus efforts. 

The Diocese of Orange collaborated with Catholic Relief Services, a U.S.-based aid organization, who in turn partnered with Caritas International to coordinate efforts. 

Currently, various Caritas partners including Caritas Europe, Caritas Ukraine, Caritas-Spes, Caritas Romania and Caritas Moldova are the points of service on the ground in the war-torn region. 

Besides aid efforts inside Ukraine, Caritas is present in neighboring countries to prepare for waves of displaced people, mapping out initial responses and conducting assessments with its network near Ukraine’s borders. 

Holy Family Church is grateful to the friends and parishioners who have been more than generous. The funds raised are being used by Catholic Relief Services and Caritas partners to provide numerous humanitarian services, including:

• Field kitchens to provide food.

• Reception services at Caritas offices, train stations and other locations for displaced families in transit. These will provide information, referrals, food, water, hygiene items and psychosocial support.

• Transportation of displaced people to friends, families and local social services.

  Evacuation centers providing shelter, food and psychosocial support for displaced families. These centers will include support to address emotional care, including case management and child friendly spaces. 

• Evacuating vulnerable children from centers in conflict areas to centers in safe zones. 

Holy Family extends a big thank you to the Lapidary Club for the extraordinarily successful Ukraine T-shirt fundraiser  and donation to the Ukrainian refugee relief work through the church.

Beit HaLev

Beit HaLev has livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom.  

The livestream service for the Shabbat evening service is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85149315811?pwd=T3hOUkx5NUorR1M3UldWNS84d3RKQT09. The meeting ID is 851 4931 5811, and the passcode is RavGalit.

For the Shabbat morning service, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87999429979?pwd=eml5L09HL0d0Y3c2MUNFRGZZM05KUT09. The meeting ID is 879 9942 9979, and the passcode is RavGalit.

“B’chukotai,” which means “If you follow . . .,” is the final chapter of the Book of Leviticus. The reading follows a recitation of curses that will befall the Israelites if HaShem’s Laws are not followed.  This chapter is considered a summation of the Book of Leviticus.

All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.”  Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available for sale when in-person services resume.

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy.  The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Everyone who seeks a path to the Divine is welcome, and Beit Halev doesn’t believe in labels.  

To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.  Contributions to Beit HaLev in the name of Robert Slater can be sent to P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

LW Baptist

Jesus’ promise that “I will build my church” forecasts the phenomenal growth of the Christian church even during intense persecution and shows the savior’s continuing superintendence at the father’s right hand. The resulting growth sets the theme for LW Baptist Church’s Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

The historian and apostle Luke, writing about AD 60, says, “Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word” (Acts 8:4). Pastor Rolland Coburn centers his  message, titled, “Scattering the Seed,” on this verse, in which the challenge is “Lord, lay some soul upon my heart.”

 Choir rehearsal is 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, and the Energizers’ meeting at 3.  The Energizers will continue the  study of Psalm 20, “Victory in Jesus.” 

For more information, call (562) 430-8598.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold a potluck dinner before services on Friday, May 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, at 5:15 p.m. A sign-up sheet has been sent to all members. 

Services conducted by Rabbi Mike Mymon will begin following the dinner at 6:30 p.m. The service  will also be available via Zoom.  Mymon will also conduct hybrid services on Saturday, May 28, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.

 This week’s Torah portion is Bechukotai (In My Laws), which is the final portion in the book of Leviticus. This portion describes blessings that follow obedience to God’s laws and curses that come with desecration of them. It ends with laws of vows and consecration of people and property.  

Those who would like to become a member of Congregation Sholom can call Howard Bass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.

First Christian Church

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

Message From the Pastor

The apostle Paul writes in  2 Thessalonians 1:6-8, “Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

These verses speak volumes and are pretty sobering for those who persecute Christians because of their faith, and of Christians who endure that persecution. One receives judgement, the other receives rest. First Christian Church will learn what the rest and judgement in these verses will look like at its weekend services.

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano. This Sunday, Gregory Black will sing and play the guitar.  

Saturday services, from 9:20-10:45 a.m., are more contemporary, with Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.

MidWeek Studies

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

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

Friday’s prayer and Bible study, led by Pastor Bruce Humes, is held from 6-7 p.m.

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.

 Scripture of the Week

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.  Remember His wonders which He has done”  Psalm 105:1-5 (NASB).


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. For more information, call the church at (562) 431-8810.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, on Saturday, June 4, from 9:30-11 a.m., with venerable Kusala Bhikshu, who is well known in the Buddhist community. 

Those who attend the session are encouraged to ask questions after a short meditation. Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in his teachings. People can check out Kusala’s podcasts by searching for “Urban Dharma” on their phone’s podcast app.

 For more information, call (714) 468-4887.

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly (FCA) has a rich heritage going back almost 90 years in the local Southern California area. The church is a member of Grace International Churches and Ministries Inc., which was originally organized as the California Evangelistic Association (CEA) in 1934.  

Beginning with one church, Colonial Tabernacle, located in Long Beach, and led by Pastor O.C. Harms, Colonial was the mother church for CEA. Harms began training couples as they were called into pastoral ministry and sent them out from Colonial Tabernacle to other cities in Southern California to plant churches. Soon, churches were planted in Oregon and Washington as well, and the organization changed its name to Christian Evangelical Assemblies. 

The Colonial Tabernacle church property was eventually sold, and the congregation moved to Bellflower to merge with another CEA church that received a name change to Faith Christian Assembly, where Pastor Gwyn Vaughn and his wife, Ginny, took over the pastorate. In the meantime, continued growth of Christian Evangelical Assemblies prompted another name change to Grace International, reflecting the organization’s churches in not only 15 states but also many nations in the world.   

After several years in Bellflower and still under the leadership of Pastor Vaughn, Faith Christian Assembly relocated to Seal Beach, where it now resides and continues to thrive after 22 years. In May 2021, after leading FCA for  29 years, Pastor Vaughn and Ginny retired. Since then FCA has been under the leadership of his daughter and son-in-law, Pastor Sheri and Gary Leming. 

Grace International grew to where it is today, with more than 4,400 churches in the United States and around the world. It is now headquartered in Houston, Texas, and overseen by an executive team and a board of directors, including  President Pastor Steve Riggle. Pastor Sheri serves on the Grace International Missions Board and on the Grace SoCal District Committee. Pastor Sheri will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Grace International Women’s Conference this August in Durban, South Africa.

FCA service times are on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The midweek Bible study is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. 

For more information on FCA services or any of other ministries, including the men’s and women’s ministries or Grief Share, call the church office at (562) 598-9010 or visit www.fcachurch.net. 

People can also receive a free monthly newsletter by calling the church office  or by emailing contact@fcachurch.net. 

Assembly of God

Service/Gathering Times: Assembly of God meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.  Note the following changes in schedule: the Bible study will take a summer break during June.  The hymn sing will be held on the fourth Sunday night of every month at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby.

Sermon for this week: Many children have experienced the panic of losing track of a parent or adult in a crowd. Suddenly, the world is a very threatening place. But when children hear their name being called by their adult, relief overtakes the fear, and they shout in return. The voice of the one who cares for them calms and directs them.  In the same way, when believers are lost or unsure, they respond when they hear God’s voice.  Michael Bogdan will preach a message titled “The Master’s Voice” on Sunday, May 29.  

Bible Study: Bible study will be on summer break until the first Wednesday in July.

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

Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor, or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360 or emailing pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.

Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.

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

Korean Community Church

Leisure World Korean Community Church (LWKCC) will celebrate its 12th anniversary on June 5 with the Rev. Dr. Jang Young Yong, serving as senior pastor. 

LWKCC was established on Feb. 21 by Yong’s family, Ae Na Jun, Min Jung Kim, Won Il Lim and other members. It was first established in the Orange County area and became a nesting church of the Leisure World Community Church in June 2017. LWKCC is a Korean diaspora church.

On the anniversary, Pastor Sang Gu Kim, who is the former president of Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad, elder pastor of Dongshin Church and a resident of Mutual 8, will deliver the sermon at 11:50 a.m.

 LWKCC will hold an appointment ceremony at 3 p.m. for Hyo Soo Kim, Jung Hoon Yoo, Sa Young Chi, Michael Han and Jae Moon Suh, who will be appointed as elders, and Ho Il Park, who will be appointed as a deacon. Pastor Hee Min Park (former president of Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad, and retired Pastor at Youngnak Church of Los Angeles) will give a sermon, and Pastor Myung Sung Suh, vice president of Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad, and senior pastor of Palomar Korean Church will give the exhortation.

LWKCC choir, led by conductor and the Rev. Dr. Gyu Sam Kim and accompanied by pianist and Deacon Min Jung Kim, will sing “Hallelujah,” by George Frideric Handel, in English and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Hallelujah” chorus.

LWKCC is planning its third fellowship trip from June 13-17 with the Rev. Yong and 54 members. During the trip, the group will visit national and state parks such as the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyonlands, Arches Canyon and Bryce Canyon.

LWKCC has weekly Sunday services at 11:50 a.m. and early worship Tuesday-Saturday at 6 a.m. in the sanctuary. Meals are served after Sunday worship and Saturday early morning worship at the cafeteria.

Community Church

On Sunday, May 29, Community Church will remember those who gave their lives in service to the country. The event will  be held in the fellowship hall.  

 During the service, the congregation will look at John 17:20-26 and the prayer of Jesus that the world might all be one. Looking around the country and the world, people  are seemingly more divided than ever. What might it take  to sacrifice, take up the cross and not just follow Jesus, but be sent out into the broken world and bring the healing love of God? Community Church understands that some people do not have a church background.  It invites those who have never been to church before to come for a cup of coffee before worship and get a feel for how friendly and welcoming the people of Community Church are and stay for a powerful and uplifting message.  

Community Church is  called “the friendly church.” All are invited to join the congregation this Sunday as it continues to come out of COVID hibernation and bloom together.

Community Church will hold services on Sunday, May 29, at 9:50 a.m. in person and on Zoom or Facebook.  Due to rising COVID cases, those who want to attend services in person must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask. Entrances to the church may be found at the front of the church and by the pedestrian gate between the church and the shops.

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

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. A sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays; Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour.

Members who are unable to attend the sacrament service in person can request a link from Bishop Jonathan Brimley at (562) 716-8309.

The course of study is the Old Testament; personal reading should be those chapters not covered in the study. The reading for the week of May 30-June 5 is the book of  Judges  chapters 2-4; 6-8; 13-16.

The scriptures testify of Jesus Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites believers to ponder how the stories in Judges can help them come closer to God.

Everyone knows what it is like to make a mistake, feel bad about it, and then ask for forgiveness. Time passes by, and most people will forget the earlier resolve and face temptation again, often making the same mistakes.

 This tragic pattern is typical of the experiences of the Israelites, as described in the Book of Judges. The Israelites would turn away from the laws of God and follow after the gods of the Canaanites. Then, they would soon find themselves in captivity. Through prayer and repentance, God sent military leaders called judges to lead the Israelites back to their covenants with him.

Redeemer Lutheran

The Ascension of the Lord will be honored, and guest Pastor Lynda Elmer will preach “What Do We Do Now?” at Redeemer Lutheran’s Sunday worship service on May 29 at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building.

Dee Sessa and Teresa Smith are this week’s greeters. Sharon Heck will play the organ and accompanying the choir.  

For more information about the  church, call (562) 598-8697. 

Community, pages 12-15

GAF donates to Pathways for their services in LW

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) made a generous donation to Pathways in support of all the work they do in Leisure World.  Pathways is the trusted friend LWers need when something challenging comes their way. The people at Pathways find solutions that enable LWers to stay safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible. In a recent conversation with GAF Member Resource and Assistance Liaison Robann Arshat, she said, “Pathways is my go-to agency when someone is struggling.”   

The money donated will go toward assisting Pathways in visits to a resident’s unit to complete a Care Navigation Assessment. They look at how a resident is living and create an individualized plan of care to provide what the resident needs. Pathways also help residents think of how to best prepare for the future.  Those who choose to utilize Pathways’ resources also receive help connecting to the recommended services.  For example, those who qualify for In-Home Supportive Services (free caregiving) will receive assistance filling out the paperwork, and Pathways will send it  to the appropriate people.  

In addition to the in-home support, Pathways also provides a grief support group at the Health Care Center and will provide  ongoing educational workshops as well.  

 “Our desire is to empower older adults to know what’s available and how to get the help they need,” said Pathways  Program Manager Tammie Ottenad. 

To learn more about Pathways or talk to them about specific needs, call (562) 531-3031. There’s no cost for services.

The GAF is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 charitable organization dedicated to serving the special needs of residents. The GAF  was established in 1973 by members of the Board of Directors of the Golden Rain Foundation.

The GAF’s purpose is to make the community a better place to live. Through the generosity of individuals in the community, the GAF provides various programs and projects to residents for free. The GAF is entirely staffed by LW volunteers. Its major income source is from contributions from residents or clubs and organizations.

For more information,visit www.GoldenAgeFdn.org.


Veterans Picnic will be held on July 2

Young American men and women volunteered to serve their beloved country despite the fear to uphold what they believe is close to their hearts. These young people gave it all without reservation to preserve what they hold dear: freedom. 

In honor and gratitude to all veterans residing in Leisure World, the Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) will hold its annual Veterans Picnic on Saturday, July 2, in the Clubhouse 1 picnic grounds at 11:30 a.m. 

This event is a tradition by FALW to recognize the selfless sacrifices of the men and women who dedicated their lives to preserve American freedom. The beneficiaries of these unselfish deeds can never repay these service members  but uphold them on the highest pedestal. 

FALW will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, Filipino noodles, egg rolls, home-cooked chili beans, green salad, fruit, cakes for the July birthdays of club members, sodas and water. People can bring their own alcohol. There will be a short program before lunch presented by some members of FALW and a performance by the Hui O Hula club. People will also sing the individual military branch hymns. Father Juan Caboboy, FALW’s spiritual adviser, will do the invocation. FALW President Eilleen Merritt will give a short address, and “Taps” will be played. 

After lunch, gifts will be presented to the veterans who registered for the event. Due to the club’s financial strain, only the first 75 callers will be given a gift. 

To RSVP, call and state your name, branch of service and number of guests to Eilleen Merritt at (562) 486-1252; Essie Hicks at (714) 488-6149; Jane Haas at (714) 423-9689; Harry Varnas at (323) 791-1141;  Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223; Ric Dizon at (714) 225-3597; or Ren Villanueva at (323) 854-6209.

LW Birthdays

Grace Kim (center, in red) celebrated her 91st birthday with the Korean American Classical Music Appreciation class on May 12.

Louise Daugherty from Mutual 15 celebrated her 94th birthday at home with her 95-year-old husband, Lou Daugherty.

sunshine Club

Beau Onouye will speak at club’s next meeting in Clubhouse 3

Beau Onouye will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, May 27, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Onouye is a California State University of Long Beach graduate with a bachelor’s of science degree in kinesiology. He is a  certified nutrition coach, personal trainer, corrective exercise specialist, brain health trainer, Fumanet instructor, and Eldoa 1 and 2 student practitioner. 

Onouye traveled to Hokkaido, Japan, in 2018 to get certified by Professor Kazutoshi Kitazawa, who created the Eldoa program. During that time, he received his instructor license in addition to the patent licensure to use it in the United States. He has acquired a DBA under the business name of FumanetUSA in the state of California and has taught classes in Topanga, Gardena, Little Tokyo and Seal Beach. His goal with this program is to create a community that promotes activity in an enjoyable environment that improves the members’ quality of life mentally and physically. 

Sunshine Club requires no membership or fees to join meetings. All residents are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

MiraFiber cloths from the Y Service Club are available for purchase

The Y Service Club is selling MiraFiber cloths to raise funds to send kids to camp. The cloth plus water will clean any surface without chemicals. The cost is $6 each or five for $25. This is an ongoing fundraiser for the Y Service Club. To purchase a cloth, call Glenna Hoff at (562) 296-5040.

Lw Humanist Association

Eddie Tabash to speak on June 5

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet Sunday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.  People do not need to be a Humanist to attend.

Those who are concerned about a woman’s right to choose and preserving civil rights will enjoy hearing from guest  speaker, Eddie Tabash who is a Constitutional lawyer who has been on the Board of Trustees of Americans for Separation of Church and State for 27 years.  He also chairs the Board of Directors for the Center for Inquiry. He has provided amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and argued for separation of church and state before the California Supreme Court.

Tabash will give a presentation titled “The Religious Right Majority on the Supreme Court, the Loss of Abortion Rights and the Erosion of the Separation of Church and State.”

Since the Justice Samuel Alito’s leak revealing the intention of the Supreme Court to reverse abortion rights that have been established law for nearly 50 years, some Americans wonder what other rights may be taken away.  

There will be a handout and time for Tabash to answer questions.

rollin’ Thunder

Golf cart maintenance on June 4

The Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club will hold its quarterly Air & Water Day on Saturday, June 4 in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot from 8:30-10 a.m.  

Entrance to the cart line-up will be on the exit/alley roadway that connects Northwood Road and North Gate Road on the east side of Clubhouse 3. Club volunteers and Security staff will post directional signs and help maintain order.

Volunteers will check tire pressure and battery water levels and fill as needed.  Many LW residents find these important activities difficult to accomplish. However, ignoring these two maintenance items can lead to blow-outs, premature tire wear,  steering accidents and carts not starting or stalling in traffic.

There is never a charge for this valuable service, and all LW cart owners are encouraged to participate. Club membership is not required to attend the event.

For more information, call club President Tom Davis at (562) 431-6859.

Retired Teachers

Division 56 of the California Retired Teachers Association will hold its luncheon meeting on Friday, June 3, at noon in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Ann Stone at (714) 600-6956. The lunch is complimentary, but donations are appreciated and will be put toward the scholarship fund.

This week’s guests are Diane and Gerald Wood, who will speak about their trip down Route 66 in their 1931 Ford Model A car. Diane and Gerald will bring the car so people can take photographs while sitting in it.

Celebrate LW’s 60th anniversary with The Emperors

The Sunshine Club invites residents to celebrate Leisure World’s 60th anniversary at its dinner and dance party on Friday, June 24, in Clubhouse 2 at 5 p.m. People will dance to ’60s and ’70s music by The Emperors and enjoy an Asian-tropical buffet dinner that will be served at 5:30 p.m. 

This will be the only official event for the 60th anniversary. GRF is sponsoring The Emperors, a classic rock band that is also celebrating its 60th anniversary. The band has been a favorite in the Long Beach/Orange County area since it started, when the members were in high school.

Tickets are $25 per person, and seats are limited. The event is open to all residents. 

Beginning May 31, each Tuesday morning, the Sunshine Club staff will be downstairs entrance of Clubhouse 6 selling tickets to shareholders from 10 a.m.-11. For anyone who would like to get a table for eight, staff will deliver tickets.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. People can also purchase tickets at the Sunshine Club’s meetings on Fridays either before or after the speaker’s presentation in  Clubhouse 3, Room 2, between 10 a.m.-noon. 

For more information about the event, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

English Conversation Class

Those who are interested in learning or polishing their language skills can attend an English conversation class on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

Currently, students from Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea are enrolled. The class material is usually from the LW Weekly. During the class, students discuss newspaper articles and learn new vocabulary, phrases, expressions, etc. The instructor suggests certain topics for essay writing practice and helps students evaluate their writing skills.

Basic English language skills is the minimum requirement for enrollment. There is no membership fee to join.

Hands and Hearts United in Giving

Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local nonprofit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. HHUG accepts donations of clean used towels and new, unopened travel-size shampoo, soap, lotion and disposable razors. The only clothing accepted is new socks and new underwear for men and women.

To donate, contact Susan Hopewell at (562) 430-6044 or Linda Neer at (562) 430-3214 for pick up. People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6, 62A, or Mutual 2, 48A. Donations are delivered to the Long Beach Multi-Service Center, which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor 

With less than two weeks until the close of the 2022 Primary election season, the SB  Leisure World Democratic Club has already started organizing for the November General Election.

Current polling has Gov. Gavin Newsom receiving 40% of the vote in the Primary, despite his running against 25 other candidates, with only three of the candidates being Democrats.  However, the U.S. House of Representatives is so closely divided the half dozen highly competitive races in California could swing the outcome to one party or the other.    

Democrats currently have a majority of 11 seats in the House. The LW Democratic Club is committed to focusing a great deal of attention in the next few months on making sure that Democratic Congresswoman Katie Porter is re-elected in November in order to help preserve that majority.

Most Leisure World voters know that the current representative, Republican Michelle Steel, is running for re-election in a different district. Club members will also be supporting the Democratic candidate in that district, Jay Chen. 

It’s been more than a decade since California switched to its “jungle primary.”  The two candidates with the most votes—regardless of party affiliation or whether one of them gets a majority in June—now square off in November.  Non-partisan local races in Orange County will also narrow down to two finalists, although a strong contender can win outright in the Primary with a majority of votes. 

LW Democrats and their supporters can call (562) 296-8521 for more information about these races.


It was reported in a previous column in the LW Weekly that  because there were three candidates running for election to the OC Board of Education in District 2, it was “unlikely that this race will be finalized until after the November election.” This was incorrect. The Board of Education is the only Orange County nonpartisan race in which there is no run-off in the November General Election. The person with the most votes is elected to the board in the Primary, regardless of the number of votes he or she  receives. Candidates running in LW’s District 2 are Republican Mari Barke, Libertarian Party member Christopher Ganiere and Martha Fluor, who has declined to state her party.  Call (562) 296-8521 to receive more information regarding this race.


The LW Democratic Club’s information booth outside Clubhouse 6 will be open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until after the Primary election. Volunteers will also be available to assist voters in getting their ballots to the Registrar of Voters’ drop box. Call (562) 296-8521 for more information about ballot drop-off.

For more news about candidates as well as other issues, LW Democrats and their supporters can subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter. Email editor Mary Larson at democraticclubsblw@gmail.com and include contact information. 

SBTV-3 Listings

SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.

Thursday, May 26

4 pm Chorale: Hello Muddah/

April Love

4:45 pm SBNWS Wally Shirra

5 pm Fire Department Training in

LW March 2022

5:23 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings 

in LW

5:30 pm Latino Club Christmas 

Luncheon 2021

5:50 pm Driving Safely

6 pm We Wish You Love

6:45 pm Drones and Herons

7 pm Thoughts About You

7:20 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

7:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

8 pm Studio Cafe April 2021

8:30 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Friday, May 27

4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

4:40 pm Thoughts About You

5 pm LW Easter Parade

5:40 pm Beginning of LW and the Special 


6 pm Ocean Perspectives 

6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

8 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

8:35 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Saturday, May 28

4 pm Beginning of LW and the Special Olympics

4:25 pm LW Drone Club

4:30 pm Fire Department Training in

LW March 2022

4:53 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings 

in LW

5 pm Broadway in the Park

6:15 pm Drones and Herons

6:30 pm Chorale: April Love

7:15 pm Driving Safely

7:30 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, May 29

4 pm SB Government Meeting- Replay

4:30 pm Ocean Perspectives

5:30 pm Thoughts About You

5:50 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

6 pm LW Easter Parade/Drones

 and Herons

6:55 pm LW Drone Club

7 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

10:30 pm Live at the Ford:

Celtic Show

Monday, May 30

SBTV remembers all the brave men and women who have lost their lives serving in the U.S. Military.

4 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

4:35 pm Fire Department Training in

LW March 2022

5 pm LW Karaoke: 

Friendship and Memories

6 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

6:38 pm Thoughts About you

7 pm Ocean Perspectives

8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:

Taming of the Shrew 

Tuesday, May 31

4 pm FALW Luau Dinner and Dance

4:40 pm Great Lakes and Beyond

5 pm LW GRF 50th Celebration

5:35 pm Beginning of LW and the Special


6 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

6:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Virginia Haley

7:30 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

8:30 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:


Wednesday, June 1

4 pm Rollin’ Thunder 2022

4:10 pm Free Blood Pressure Readings

in LW

4:15 pm Drones and Herons

5:01 pm Chorale: April Love/Hello 


5:45 pm Driving Safely/Drone Club

6 pm LW Easter Parade/Beginning 

of LW

7 pm Studio Cafe April 2022

7:30 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

8:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy

9 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

10:30 pm Cerritos Center–

Riders in the Sky

*All programming is subject to change.

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The LW Republican Club recently received the following memo from State Sen.  Janet Nguyen regarding utility bill assistance programs that will help many residents:

“If you are struggling to pay your utility bills, you are not alone. More than 3.6 million California customers have fallen behind on paying their bills. I wanted to share the following programs that offer financial assistance.

“California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Offers low-income customers a 30-35% discount on their electric bill and a 20% discount on their natural gas bill.

“Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA) Offers families whose household income slightly exceeds the CARE allowances an 18% discount on their electric bill.

“California Arrearage Payment Program (CAPP) Offers financial assistance to eligible customers to help reduce past due utility bill balances that increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Providing relief is critical. If you have any questions, contact me at (714) 843-4966 or email Assemblymember.Nguyen@assembly.ca.gov.  

“I am honored to represent you in the California State Assembly.”

Sen. Nguyen is one of the candidates endorsed by the LW Republican Club in the upcomingPrimary election.

Now that Primary election ballots are mailed out and people can begin voting, the LW Republican Club offers a few ideas for residents to consider for judicial elections: 

• Superior Court Judge Office No 5: Orange County Deputy District Attorney Claudia Alvarez is endorsed by OC Sheriff Don Barnes, the OC Deputy Ddistrict Attorney Association (DDAA) and others.

• Office No. 9: OC DDA Christopher Duff is also endorsed by the OC DDAA and Barnes, as well as the OC Deputy Sheriffs Association.

• Office No. 11: OC Chief Assistant DA Shawn Nelson is endorsed by the OC Deputy Sheriffs Association Crime Victims United and the Police Officer Research Association. Nelson, a Republican, was an OC Supervisor for eight and a half years.

• Office No. 21: OC Senior DDA Erin Rowe, a DDA for 26 years, is endorsed by Barnes, OC DDAA, and local police associations.

• Office No. 22: 25-year DDA Brahim Baytieh is endorsed by Barnes and 17 police chiefs.

• Office No. 28: OC DDA Eric Scarbrough is endorsed by  Barnes, the OC Deputy Sheriffs Association and Republican OC Supervisor Andrew Do.

•Office No. 30: Los Angeles County DDA Andrea Mader is the only Republican candidate for Office No. 30 to come to the Meet the Candidates event held by the LW Republican Club. She has been a DDA for 15 years in LA, where she risked her job by opposing the policies of LA District Attorney  George Gascon, who has been criticized for releasing criminals prematurely.

• Office No. 45: OC Senior DDA Israel Claustro is endorsed by Barnes and many others.


The information and hospitality booth will be open on Monday and Wednesday. Voter guides will be given out, and merchandise will be available for purchase.

The club website can be found at www.lwrepublicans.com.

To receive more information or join the club, send an email to davidharlow50@aol.com.

How to turn on closed captions on your television

As people age and their hearing begins to change or diminish, watching TV and movies can become more difficult without turning the volume to its loudest setting, which then disturbs neighbors. For deaf individuals or people who are hard of hearing, satellite television, streaming services and more offer closed captions and subtitles to make watching television easier. 

XFinity: First, turn on the program you want to watch, then  press the Down arrow or OK button on the remote. Next, press the Left arrow to move to the “Closed Captioning CC” option and press OK with the remote. Choose to turn captions On, then you can customize the font size, color and formatting of your subtitles in the “Closed Captioning Options” menu.

Spectrum: Press the Menu button on the remote control, then scroll to “Settings & Support” and press OK/Select. Next, click on the Accessibility tab. Choose between Closed Captioning  or Descriptive Video Service to turn captions on. 

DirecTV: Press the Info button on the remote control, then  press the Right Arrow button to get to Closed Captioning (CC). Select CC, and captions will turn on. You can personalize caption options with the following steps: Press the Menu button, click on the Settings option, then press the Right Arrow button to get to the Accessibility option and press Select. Use the Up and Down arrow buttons to the make the changes you need.

Rollin’ Thunder

Free safety flags will be available June 18

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) and the Rollin’ Thunder Club will distribute free safety flags for mobility devices on June 18  in the parking lot in front of Clubhouse 6 from 9 a.m.-noon. 

The bright orange pennant flags are highly visible on the road or sidewalk and serve as an extra measure of safety for motorists. The flags will be installed on golf carts, scooters, bikes, trikes and motorized wheelchairs. 

People must drive their mobility devices or golf carts to the event to get the flag installed. 

Recognizing the important role the safety flags play in preventing serious accidents, the GAF and Mutual 17 resident Andree O’Brien have purchased 300 pennants to be installed by volunteers from the Rollin’ Thunder Golf Cart Club. 

For more information, contact Carl Kennedy at (661) 810-9410 or Pat Davis from Rollin’ Thunder at (562) 431-6859.

Social Club

The Social Club has been dissolved.`v There was a balance of $1,350  in the account, which will be donated to the Golden Age Foundation. The club thanks everyone who made the club successful for many years.

Concerned Shareholders Meeting 

The Concerned Shareholders Association will review the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act today, May 26, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 1 p.m. 

The Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) and the Mutuals are planned developments under the Davis-Stirling Act by court order. The club will go over the act’s history, the advantage to living in a development under this act, and what the procedures are to follow this law.

Crosses available for free

LW resident David Harlow is now offering free “He has Risen” crosses and “God Bless America” crosses to LW residents. Donations, which are used to buy materials, are appreciated but not required. 

To order a cross, call  (513) 490-6250 and leave a message that includes your name and phone number.

Filipino Association of Lesiure World

Eileen Yordy, Maddie Lettrell and Nancy Gusty won a game of Bingo at the Filipino Associatition of  Leisure World (FALW)’s Bingo night on May 22. It may not be the same as winning the lottery, but yelling out “Bingo!” still feels good.  Group 2 will assist in facilitating the next bingo event on May 29.

The annual Veterans Picnic will be held on July 2 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at 11.30 a.m.

All veterans who plan to attend must RSVP by June 25 by calling Eilleen Merritt at (562) 486 1252. 

Tickets for the FALW Luau on  Sept. 3 can be purchased by calling  Essie Hicks at (714) 488-6149.


Ronald Norman Kline


Ronald Norman Kline passed away on May 13.  Ron was born on July 22, 1938, in Los Angeles. He worked at Lockheed as an aerospace engineer in Burbank and Palmdale.  

During his retirement, he volunteered at United Anglers because of his love for fishing, as well as at Leisure World for numerous years. He is survived by his son, Ron Jr. and two grandchildren, Lauryn and Zane. 


Paul Peterson


Paul Peterson went home to Jesus on May 2 at age 92.  His family gathered around him as he left this world.  

He was born to Elmer and Mae Peterson in Junction City, Kansas, on Dec. 9, 1929.  He had five brothers and a sister, all predeceased.  

He served as a Naval Corpsman medic in Korea at the  time of the signing of the truce.  Paul married Janet Hart of Santa Ana and has a daughter, Kim; son, Kurt; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren, all of whom are survivors.   

He worked for SoCal Gas Co. for 21 years until suffering a heart attack. Paul then  moved to Northern California for 30 years and returned to Southern California and Leisure World in 2012.  He left a huge vaccum in his family’s  hearts and homes and will be sorely missed.


In Memoriam 

Raymond Lopez 71

Albert Alvarez 72

Mayestelle Gwin 66

Amelia Manning 97

Joan de Vries 91

Sharon McWethy 79

Linda Basile 77

Caroline Miller 75

Roger Lands 76

Ronald Lister 74

Marlene Swenson 75

Guadalupe Arocha 89

Sidney Moore 75

Michael Caroll Jr. 59

Paulina Cubillos 85

Joseph Rawlins 68

Richard Cox 66

James Kennedy 85

Restituto Guzman Jr. 97

Michael Martin 76

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary

Arts & Leisure

Weekend Night Dances

Terry Otte & Abilene to rock CH 2 on Saturday

Terry Otte & Abilene will perform a free dance and concert on Saturday, May 28, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

For nearly 20 years, Otte has led LW’s No. 1 country rock band, which also features Tina Shaffer, guitarist Rod Anderson, guitar synthesizer Jim Long, bassist Doug Decker and drummer Jim Greer. For this performance, Dennis Hailing will be sitting in for Greer. 

The band regularly perform on the fourth Saturday of the month. 

All LW residents and friends are welcome. Everyone should bring their own snacks and beverages.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to sign in, either as a resident or guest. All concerts are free, but tips are accepted.

City of Seal Beach Summer Kickoff

The City of Seal Beach invites the community to attend its Summer Kickoff event on June 11 at Edison Park, located at 99 College Drive. 

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., people can enjoy lawn games and visit a variety of vendors, including those offering food to purchase. 

For the movie beginning at approximately 8:30 p.m., everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. 

For more information on this and other events, visit www.sealbeachca.gov or contact the Recreation and Community Services Department at (562) 431-2527, ext. 1307.

Friends of the Library 

The Friends of the Library Bookstore is now open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The store will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Donations of CDs, DVDs , puzzles and gently used items to be sold in the boutique are welcome. The money raised helps the LW Library and residents; proceeds from the bookstore are also used toward two scholarships for students in the library field. 

The group continues to seek volunteers. For more information or to volunteer, call (562) 596-7735.

—Flo Conley

Seeking Members for Chicago Club

Marla Hamblin is seeking potential members for a new club. She is looking for anyone who grew up in Chicago; is a fan of the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox or Cubs; knows how great the food is there; left their heart in one of the city’s diverse neighborhoods, but lives in Leisure World now. 

Like-minded people interested in reminiscing or debating which is the better team or restaurant should contact Hamblin at (714) 401-9973.


Zumba is an invigorating dance/exercise experience that provides an enjoyable total-body workout for men and women. The Zumba club meets Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6 and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in Veterans Plaza. For more information, contact Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390.

Joyful Line Dance meets every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim, among others, lead the class in dances that aim to improve LWers’ physical activity, sociability, mental acuity and appreciation for their community. Out of safety and health concerns, classes are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis, and exercise shoes and face masks are recommended. For more information, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

Women’s Golf Club

The second round of the three-week annual Women’s Golf Club Championship tournament was held on May 17. The golfers competed for lowest gross and net scores, as well as fewest putts in the nine-hole round. 

The club recognizes Jessica Choi for scoring the lowest number of putts out of all those participating.

The flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Devora Kim, 28; low net: Young Yoon, 25; fewest putts: Yoon, 13.

Flight B: Low gross: Sang An, 28; low net: Jee Choi, 22; fewest putts: Choi, 11.

Flight C: Low gross: HaiLee Yang, 31; low net: tie between Lisa Kim and Sue Yokomi, 23; fewest putts: HaiLee Yang, 12.

Flight D: Low gross: Soo Kim, 33; low net: Sandra deDubovay, 24; fewest putts: tie between Donna Cooper and Joyce Basch, 14.

—Dale Quinn


The yahtzee winners from May 13 were: Barbara Robarge, most yahtzees, six; Lois True, highest score, 1,688; and Kathy Rose, door prize. 

The club meets every Friday from 12:30-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. For more information, contact Diane Seeger at (562) 533-5997.

—Diane Seeger

Astronomy Club

There will be no Astronomy Club meetings during the months of June and July. 

The next meeting will be on Aug. 3 in Clubhouse 3, Room 3.

—John Rogers

Pickleball ‘dinking’ tournament runs throughout summer

The Pickleball Players Club’s summer “dinking” tournament started in May and goes through August. More than 40 players will be competing in groups and playing games all summer long.

As in tennis, “dinking” in pickleball refers to a drop-shot or soft return, wherein the ball drops quickly, causing an opponent to scramble to try to hit it back.

The club puts on a round-robin tournament in the spring and fall, and this summer’s “dinking” tournament is its first. “This year has brought many new players to the sport of pickleball,” says club President Linda Evenson. “We love seeing the new players at our own Leisure World courts taking up the game!” 

Free beginner lessons are offered by Jim Thomason on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. on the pickleball courts behind Clubhouse 2. Paddles and balls are availble for loan to new players taking lessons. For more information, contact Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390 or email lwsbpickleball@gmail.com.

—Peggy Beste

Golf League Results

Though there was no LW Golf League play on May 13, 10 golfers braved the cool conditions at the 5,600-yard, par-70 Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach on May 16. The morning was overcast for most of the round, and the dampness made putting inconsistent and the fairways challenging. Only five scores were at or under par, but there were six birdies.

All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight are more than 19.

A Flight: First place: Sam Choi, a very well-played 7 under 63, plus two birdies and fewest putts; second: Jim Goltra, an excellent 4 under 66, plus two birdies and closest to the pin on the 150-yard 16th hole; third: Gary Stivers, a nice 3 under 67, plus a birdie; fourth: Larry Hillhouse; fifth: tie between Dave LaCascia, Fujio Norihiro and Chris Lankford. Closest to the pin on the 130-yard TK hole was Lankford.

B Flight: First place: Bob Munn, an outstanding 4 under 66, plus a birdie; second: Gene Vesely, a terrific 1 under 69, plus fewest putts; third: Lowell Goltra.

The Golf League plays at four courses, all within 15-20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses the group plays are often full, so advance reservations are available via a sign-up sheet at each round.

There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. Rewards are given for low net and fewest putts in each flight, birdies, and closest to the pin on two par-3 holes. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

—Dave LaCascia

Community Karaoke celebates friendships

Karaoke tends to create friendships among singers and audience alike, and the room is always jumping with music and socializing. 

Clubhouse 1 was packed May 18 with enthusiastic karaoke folks. Among the 41 singers was first-timer Frank Farmer, who entertained with a gospel song. Julie Nulod did a fine Bobby Darin tune, and Leila Claudio amused the crowd with “Dream a Little Dream.” Myrrha and Ren Villaneauva sang a lively duet, while Erika Greenwood and Terry Humphrey stood strong with “Stand by Your Man.” 

In honor of Tillie Stiehr, who leaving LW, Ellen Brannigan changed the lyrics of the song “Hello Dolly” to “Hello Tilly.” According to John Hlavac, “Karaoke is one of Tillie’s favorite things to do.”

Essie Hicks, Josie Cade and Tony Tupas served pizza to the 80 folks in the room, who also enjoyed ice cream bars. The club thanks David Noble for arranging the delivery.

Everyone is invited to join the fun on Wednesdays starting at 5:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1.

—Margie Thompson

Sunday Bingo

Join bingo players every Sunday afternoon in Clubhouse 2. The buy-in line opens at 1 p.m. and costs $5, with additional cards at $1 each. Calling begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. 

Games on the first Sunday of the month are sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary; those on the second and fourth Sundays are sponsored by American Legion, Post 327. The Filipino Association of Leisure World hosts on the third and fifth Sundays. 

After prizes are distributed, all proceeds support Leisure World charitable organizations, benefiting the community’s residents and veterans.

Combined Party Bridge

Combined Party Bridge is played on the first and second Friday of each month in Clubhouse 1. Everyone is asked to arrive by 12:30 p.m., so play can be finished by 4, when the custodian sets up for the evening activities. 

Players just need to bring friends, cards and score sheets; tables will already be arranged and set up. 

On June 3, the club will serve pizza; people should bring their own beverages. Reservations are requested so that enough tables will be set up and pizza ordered; call Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240 to reserve a spot.  

—Jan Krehbiel

Saturday Morning Dance Class

Join Candi Davis’ Saturday Morning Dance Classes in Clubhouse 6. 

The first class session is from 9-10 a.m. and will focus on West Coast Swing, while the second session will learn to rhumba from 10-11 a.m. Each class is $7.

For more information, call Debbie DeGrazia at (562) 296-3393.

Pool Club

The Favorites moved a step closer to winning Pool League play by edging out a 7-6 win over Jokers Wild, who was in second place. The team won the first three games, but lost the next six games, then held on to win the last four games. With one week to go, the Favorites now have a seven-game lead. 

Ticket to Ride won a close match over Team Five, 7-6. Jerry Wrenn and Connie Terry each won four games for Ticket to Ride.

Side Pockets took the Pocket Rockets 9-4, dropping the Pocket Rockets out of contention for first place. Steve Edrich of Side Pockets won five games including both his singles matches.

Beat the House won 8-5 over the Ball Busters. Kurt Bourhenne and Roy Mittlesteadt each won five games for Beat the House. 

Leisure World has provided the Pool Room with a great ball-cleaning machine, which really improves the game. The club recognizes Dennis Bedford, who takes the time to run the balls through the machine.

—Dave Silva

Members of the Lapidary Club wear the T-shirt designed by Thuy Do (eighth from left) as a fundraiser for a charity that donates to the care of Ukrainian refugees. Anyone wanting to order a shirt for $15 in sizes small, medium, large or extra-large can contact Do at ngocthuy0715@gmail.com.

Photo Arts Club

Winners chosen at May meeting

At the May meeting of the Photo Arts Club, Ben Benjamins presented a program on sending photos by e-mail and reviewed images demonstrating various design features, in particular photos including people. The popular choice winners were: Sue Ann Gass, first place, “El Dorado Oak”; and Regine Schumacher, second, “Japanese Garden,” and third, “Jellies.” 

The next meeting will be on June 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. Benjamins will be again give a presentation. Members are invited to send five photographs take of people in interesting environments to benbenjamins@hotmail.com. The pictures will be shown at the meeting. 

Club members will chose the monthly winners from the photos on any subject brought to the meeting. Members have an opportunity to display their photographs in Clubhouse 3 and the Health Care Center. 

For more information, contact Schumacher at (562) 430-7978.

—Esther Cummings

Duplicate Bridge

Winners in the 10-table LW Duplicate Bridge game on May 9 were: Larry Topper and Frances Gross, north/south, with a 63.19% game; and Fay Beckerman and Lavonne McQulikin, east/west, with a 61.57% game. At May 12’s 7.5-table game, the winners were: Sibyl Smith and Al Appel, north/south, with a 57.18% game; and Topper and Bob Goldstein, east/west, with a 58.74 % game. And on May 13, the winners in a 9.5-table game were: Topper and Lynn Danielson, north/south, with a 69.93% game; and Sharon Beran and McQulikin, east/west, with a 61.53% game.

In a 3.5-table Howell movement game on May 14, there was a tie with a 57.29% game for overall winners between Howard Small and Linda Nye and Judith Jones and Appel.

The winners in the eight-table game on May 16 were: Topper and Goldstein, north/south, with a 59.23% game; and Bill Brooks and Sue Fardette, east/west, with a 63.59% game.

Games are played on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive no later than noon. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets or by contacting Sharon Beran at (562) 308-7838 hbsharonb@gmail.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day.

Rob Preece and Larry Slutsky offer bridge lessons for LW residents on Fridays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, call Slutsky at (562) 253-7119.

—Gene Yaffee

Cribbage Club

Joyce Basch celebrated her birthday at Cribbage Club by serving ice cream and cake to 45 members of the club. Margaret Smith assisted.

Prize money went to five players this week. Tied for first place was Don Kramer and Ron Jackson, each with a score of 831 out of 847 possible. In second place was Dalene Meyers with 829, in third was Helen Elich with 825, and in fourth was Pat Fellers with 823.

New members are always welcome. Dues are $5 per year, and $1 is collected each week at the table. Refreshments are served at noon to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions, then seven games are played beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

Anyone wanting to learn or brush up on the game should contact Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Dancing Feet Club

Dancing Feet Club meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. 

Social ballroom dancing is on the fourth Sunday of every month from 6-9:30 p.m., also in Clubhouse 2. Everyone is welcome and can bring their own snacks (but no liquor). 

Admission is free. For more information, text Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223 or email him at edbolos@comcast.net.

Hui O Hula, LW’s Hawaiian dance club, always has fun entertaining, especially when it involves audience participation. At the nearby Alamitos West Healthcare Center, hula dancers, patients and healthcare providers joined together for a mini hula lesson. The group invites everyone, including men, to give hula a try. Lessons are given at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 6 and Thursdays at Veterans Plaza. Traditional hula is danced barefoot, but people can bring socks or soft shoes if they aren’t accustomed to dancing without shoes. Performing is not required. Call (562) 431-2242 for more information.

Opera Club to screen ‘L’italiana In Algeri’ 

Everyone is invited to watch Rossini’s “L’italiana In Algeri,” or “The Italian Girl in Algiers,” at 1:30 p.m. on June 6 and 7 in Clubhouse 3. Opera Club member Janice Berliner will introduce this comic opera that portrays a young woman in a clash of cultures that has delighted audiences for 200 years. The production opens with Rossini’s magnificent overture, which has been hummed or whistled by countless fans from its inception to the present day. 

Act 1 introduces Mustafa, a ruler in Algeria who is planning to shed his wife, Elvira, by marrying her off to his young Italian manservant Lindoro, then ordering his pirate chief Halmy to find him a replacement. When Halmy’s pirates bring in an Italian girl named Isabella as a prize, she immediately recognizes that the departing Lindoro is actually her long-lost love. 

In Act 2, Isabella and Lindoro rediscover each other and make a plan to escape while Isabella’s guardian, Taddeo, is appointed a Kaimakam, a protector of the local folks’ eating, drinking and sleeping. But Isabella stages a ceremony to induct Mustafa into the newly formed society to partake of the ritualized eating and drinking, whereby she manages to escape with Lindoro by ship, leaving Mustafa to take back Elvira.

The production is in Italian, but there are English subtitles. People are cautioned to wear masks while indoors for safety. No dues or fees will be collected. 

For more information, contact club President Beverly Emus at (562) 296-5586 or Beverly90740@gmail.com.

—Sylvan Von Burg

Garden Club

Tickets to the Garden Club’s annual June Luncheon are still available. The “Buckets of Love”-themed event, featuring entertainment and opportunity drawings for a variety of gift baskets, will be held on June 20 at 11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Country Garden Catering will provide a delicious meal of chicken, veggies, salad and dessert. The ticket price is $30, and membership in the club is not required. To purchase tickets or obtain more information, contact Nancy Goldstein at (562) 896-8604.

The club is looking for members to be on the Tour Committee, which arranges day trips to nearby points of interest. Anyone interested should call Dee Steinbrecher at (562) 430-2400.

—Nancy Goldstein

Genealogy Club

Anyone interested in learning how to build a family tree and making exciting discoveries about their family is invited to contact the Leisure World Genealogy Workshop at LWGW@gmail.com for more information.

Stamp & Collectibles Club

The Stamp & Collectibles Club will meet in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, on Wednesday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. People are invited to bring items from their collection to show and discuss. 

Members of the club collect such things as stamps, postcards, historic newspapers, rare books and vintage toys, among other items of interest. The group meets to discuss their collections, and sometimes, people discover new information about an item they own, such as its possible value or history. Everyone is welcome.

—Edward Hickman

Pinochle Scores

Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m. 

The club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes. 

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

May 7: First place: Jim Dix, 11,080; second: Marge Dodero, 10,540; third: Donna Gorman, 10,500; fourth: Tony Dodero, 9,420.

May 9: First place: Pat Blum, 11,550; second: Peggy Kasper, 11,370; third: Tony Doero, 11,320; fourth: Chung He Scharschmidt, 11,210.

Lessons to learn to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Joan Taylor at (562) 240-5416 for more information. Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

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 first move in solving this week’s puzzle is Ng4.

The White knight moves to g4, then Black rook to g4, followed by White rook to f5 and Black knight to f5. The next move by White is rook to d5 and checkmate.

The Chess Club meets every Friday from 1:30-6 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 7.

Legacy Writing Class starts June 1

Anyone who has ever been told they should or wants to tell their story—and everyone has one—is invited to join the five-week Legacy Writing Class that starts June 1 from 1-2:30 p.m. This is the time to get started or to finish an already-started story that will be of interest to future generations. Space is limited. Call Doris Sandrick at (562) 296-8435 for more information.

Creative Writers Club 

The Creative Writers Club will meet on Friday, May 27, at 1:15 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. Newcomers, whether to writing or to the club, are always welcome. 

For more information, call (714) 747-2146.

Saturday Social Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The next meeting is on May 28 in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m., with play starting at 1:30. 

The winners from the May 14 meeting are: Rita Fueyo, Diane Seeger and Franca Yeske, most buncos; Marta Brounley, most wins; Sandy Weisenstein, most babies; Lois True, most losses; and Kathy Rapp, door prize. For more information, call club President Doris Dack at (714) 356-0443.

Grapevine Line Dance

The Grapevine Line Dance club meets every Thursday from 2-5 p.m. upstairs in Clubhouse 6. For more details, call (562) 596-8273.

LW Library 

Dave Silva opens series June 3

The Leisure World Library’s monthly AuthorSpeak series starts on June 3 at Veterans Plaza, adjacent to the library.

Author and LW resident Dave Silva will discuss his book “Searching for Utopia.” 

Through the prescient lens of science-fiction, “Searching for Utopia” examines problems past and present that must be overcome if humanity is to protect the planet and establish a brighter tomorrow. 

In his thoroughly researched book, Silva provides workable, practical solutions to complex problems and offers his vision of a better society.

The presentation begins promptly at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided by the library starting at 10:30 a.m.

—Taylor Greene

library operations supervisor

LWer Seeks Kayak Anglers

Anyone interested in forming a kayaking and fishing club? 

Members would fish the local bays and marinas as well as explore natural habitats and enjoy nature. No experience necessary.

Contact Ted Nowell at (562) 458-9384 for more details.

Health & Fitness

Instructor Mel Locket (center with beard) invites LWers to “belly up to the barre” upstairs in Clubhouse 6 every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Traditional ballet movements and classical music await all, regardless of skill level, at this 60-minute class that promises to relax and tone bodies at the same time. People are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring soft shoes such as ballet slippers or booties. Call (562) 252-9676 for more information.

HCC helps LWers get ready for summer

June is just around the corner, bring with it longer days, which means more sunshine, more time outdoors and more heat. These upcoming activities in the Health Care Center conference room will help LWers get ready for a great summer. RSVP with Grecia at rsvpoptumhcc@optum.com or (949) 923-3334, unless otherwise noted.

Healthy Eats to Beat the Heat. Optum’s Sylvia Hernandez leads a class sponsored by Aetna on healthy food options. The registered dietician knows all about the right foods to eat—and when it’s okay to enjoy a treat. From 10-11 a.m. on June 2, she’ll discuss the best options for those sweltering days and long nights. Plus, there will be a gift raffle.

New Optum Member Orientation. Anyone who joined Optum in the past year or is curious about the facility is welcome to join this informative session on June 6 from 1-2 p.m. Staff members will share tips on how residents can make the most out of being a new Optum member, including an overview of on-site services, urgent care locations, customer service numbers and more. There’s also a tour and a chance to win prizes. 

Medicare 101. Sponsored by United Healthcare, this one-hour informational session on June 8 is offered in English and Korean and begins at 10 a.m.

Laughter Yoga. Everyone can use some joy every day. This interactive session on June 8 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. is open to anyone looking for a good laugh. RSVP by calling Beverley Bender at (562) 594-9148.

“Doughnut” Stress About Medicare! And “doughnut” tell Hernandez about this class. Those who are trying to make sense of Medicare parts A, B, C, D and all the rest can stop by to learn the fundamentals; enjoy doughnuts, coffee and tea; and enter a drawing to win a prize. This event on June 14 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. is sponsored by Humana.

—CJ Blomsquist, Optum HealthCare

Anyone intimidated by the more experienced LW Bicycle Club riders can join the “B group.” Call Lucy Cyza at (818) 209-5075 for that group’s schedule. And for the other group’s schedule, call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266.


The Wa-Rite group recorded a total loss of 26.5 pounds at May 13. 

The biggest loser for the week was Eileen Davis with a loss of 4 pounds. 

The meeting included a presentation by Marina Tesla titled “What a Difference Eating Fresh Foods Rather than Eating Processed Foods (has on) the Digestive System.”

Wa-Rite meets every Friday at 8 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. 

New members are welcome; everyone must present a current GRF ID.

—Carol Chambers

Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, to cancel a meal for the following day. Menu is subject to change. 

Thursday, May 26: Baked ziti with turkey, whole-grain roll and green beans with pimentos; mixed fruit; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus confetti slaw.

Friday, May 27: Polish sausage with sautéed onions and bell peppers, baked beans and seasoned broccoli; watermelon; Chinese chicken salad, with Mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion and Asian dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, May 30: Closed—no delivery.

Tuesday, May 31: Barbecued chicken leg and thigh, mashed sweet potatoes, and seasoned broccoli; pears with cinnamon; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus Italian pasta salad.

Wednesday, June 1: Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, au gratin potatoes and seasoned broccoli; fresh pear; roast beef and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000.   6/30


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

License 699080 Serving LW since 1999.   7/21


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Laminate/Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Patio Carpet-and-Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  8/11



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   6/30


JR HOME REPAIRS.  Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. 7/07




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Fans/Light-Fixtures/Entry-Doors/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New Windows.  8/11

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   6/16


Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   8/18


562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  8/11


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  7/21



CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  8/04


SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B.   12/29/2022

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors License 578194.   6/16


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Roll-Up Shades/Custom Drapes/New Sound Suppression Windows.  8/11

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside-(OR)-Clean-Outside-ONLY and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004. (562)-600-0014  5/26



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) 430-9966, (562) 822-6655.


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.



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


West Memorial Park. Garden of Rembrance. 1-Plot/$4,500. Seller will pay transfer-fee. Call between10:00am-2:00pm ONLY. 714-222-6741.


WIN A Free Portrait Of Your Pet By Noel. To Sign Up Go To: FurryFriendsArt.net  Winner Announced Monthly Via Email

Questions: Call Noel 562-380-0949 You Can’t Lose!  5/26


I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands. 949-899-7770. Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006.   6/16



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.   12/30/2022


MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years  LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English.  Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License HYC0001.   6/02



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   8/11


Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002.   6/09


Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   5/26


CTC Home Care Inc. Caregivers are Trained/Licensed/Bonded/Insured/Honest and speak good English. Available to work Full-Time/Part-Time. Licensed to drive for Doctor-Appointments/Groceries. Contact Person Consuelo/714-820-0294. Seal Beach Business License 14206475.  6/23


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. (714)-425-4198.   7/28


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 6/16


Experienced housekeeper providing weekly-and-monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License 

HEL0006.   6/16



WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL  AT 562-881-2093 Over 30 years Experience! SB Business License AB0001. 7/14



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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   7/28


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Call Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  6/09


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   6/09


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Call/562-505-1613.   5/26


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   8/18


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident  SB License FUH0001.   6/09



Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release -of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote.  7/28


Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124.  12/29/2022


Shoprider 3-wheel scooter/$600. Charger and extra battery included. GREAT Condition! Call Dave 714-206-1533.


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   6/02


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   7/14

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   6/30



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  8/04



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618.   8/11


LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229.  7/14


Lawn-Sale. Friday/May-27th and Saturday/May-28th (9:00am-3:00pm). 13231 Seaview Lane/Mutual-10/Apartment-251L. Tools, fishing-gear, camping-gear, sewing-machine, ladder, housewares.


LG Washer/Dryer 28”Depth, 39”Height. 8-1/2 years warranty remaining. Call 562-508-3525 for pricing/details.


Bed/Frame/No-Mattress, Dresser with/Mirror, Tall 5-Drawers, 1-Night Stand/Lamp and Armoire. Call/562-493-1175 for pricing.


ASUS ProArt PA248Q Professional Monitor: 24.1” 16:10 (1920×1200) ergonomic design w/tilt, swivel, pivot & height adjustment $75. Original Value $300. (310)-251-9817.


Curio cabinet, bookcase, desk in good condition. 562-296-5328


Beautiful twin adjustable bed, La-Z-Boy sofa bed, mission style desk, Lane hope chest, antique vanity and dresser. Call Docia 714-514-8232.


Spare Twin Memory Foam Mattress and Frame. Nice Condition $135. Call 562-280-4199.


Carport Space-&-Locker available Mutual-2 on Merion Way. Building-37/Space-19.   $300 1-year lease  562-446-0303.


Spinet Piano with 4-keys needing repairs or replacement. Call 562-446-0270. You Must Pickup.