LWW Translate/Vie Ed.

Aug. 11, 2022

Paul McCartney Tribute is tonight

Live And Let Die is an authentic and comprehensive tribute to the music of Paul McCartney. 

It is a full multimedia concert production with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and visual appeal. 

The critically-acclaimed show features Tony Kishman, who has performed around the world.

This visually accurate recreation sets high performance standards as it celebrates the enduring music of Paul McCartney, who turned 80 in June and is still performing to packed houses.

Fans will cheer and dance to hit songs from the Beatles catalog and Paul McCartney’s solo works. 

Featured classics include “Hey Jude,” “Penny Lane,” “Live and Let Die,” “Yesterday,”  “Eleanor Rigby,” “Let It Be,” “Got to Get You Into My Life” and many more beloved songs.

Kishman has been hailed as the “Quintessential Paul McCartney.” He is one of the world’s best McCartney look-alikes, and he sounds like Paul as well.  The full-stage musical performance is supported by a talented and professional group of musicians that sell out major venues across the country. 

Performing his award-winning tribute to the most successful band of all time, Kishman has toured around the globe for more than a decade to bring the music and the magic of the Beatles and Paul McCartney to a new generation. 

For six years, he starred in the national and international tours of Broadway’s  hit musical, “Beatlemania,” and he performs in the symphonic Beatles production, “Classical Mystery Tour.”

Water Conservation News

Representatives from the City of Seal Beach met with the four landscape companies that work in Leisure World July 29 and Aug. 1, according to Jeri Dolch of Mutual 8, who is the president of the Presidents’ Council and chair of a new drought management committee here. 

The goal of the meeting was to better understand how to best apply new water restrictions mandated by the state as unprecedented drought grips California.

The group was comprised of Dolch, Seal Beach Deputy Director of Public Works Iris Lee, two consultants from the environmental consulting firm of John L. Hunter Associates, City of Seal Beach arborist Joe Talarico and representatives from J&J Landscape, Total Landscape, Stars Landscape and Anguiano Lawn Care, among others.  They toured most Mutuals, with city officials providing guidelines as to what constitutes functional turf, which can be watered under California’s Level 2 restrictions, and what areas cannot be watered. A draft summary of the site visit has been compiled as is currently being circulated to the Mutuals and GRF for comments.

So-called functional turf can be watered shorter periods of time as prescribed by the current irrigation restrictions, Dolch said. Those areas include greenbelts with trees and trees planted against the walls. Smaller trees in green areas in front of units will be hand watered by gardeners, Dolch said. 

Non-functional turf cannot be watered. These areas are mostly confined to building frontage and the ends of buildings without trees, and will be generally noted on the guidelines.

Gardens that shareholders are permitted to plant in front of their homes can be watered two-three times a week (depending on necessity) early in the morning and after 6 p.m.  Hose nozzles should be equipped with a positive shut-off devices.

There is a difference between residential property within Seal Beach and Leisure World.  Per state guidelines, the Leisure World community’s common areas are not classified as “residential” when it comes to water restrictions. 

Instead Mutuals must abide by rules for common interest developments, or HOAs. 

“Hopefully, we will adapt for the good of the goal and realize it is what it is,” said Dolch, who added, “please do not make requests of our gardners as they are doing their jobs.”

“We are going to have brown areas but in the spirit of LW and for the good of the greater community, we should adhere to conservation measures.” 

New food scrap collection program starts in November

Athens Services is partnering with LW to implement a food scrap collection program, per Senate Bill 1383. This new mandate requires residents in LW and across California to place all  landscaping waste, food scraps and food-soiled paper (100% fiber-based) into special containers.

The new organics carts will be delivered the second half of  October to all Mutual trash collection areas. The weekly service is expected to begin in early November. Once the program is implemented, residents will need to separate their waste in a new way. (Look for a flyer at tonight’s Amphitheater show, which is sponsored by Athens Services.) 

WHAT’S CHANGING? You will be able to use your green organics container for the collection of landscaping waste, food scraps, and 100% fiber-based, food-soiled paper.

DOES THAT INCLUDE FOOD SCRAPS? Yes, Athens will accept all types of food scraps. The American Organics compost facility converts organics waste into nutrient-rich soil amendment. Athens Services has owned and operated the American Organics composting facility since 2009. Today, it is renowned as one of Southern California’s highest-tech composting facilities with state-of-the-art methods for organics waste recycling. The resulting compost is used by commercial farmers, city projects, garden shops, landscapers, and residents.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE? To collect your kitchen food scraps, you can choose to use a portable, reusable pail-like container with a tight fitting lid. It could be plastic, metal or ceramic. Pails or countertop compost bins be purchased, or LWers can consider reusing coffee canisters, large yogurt or margarine tubs, or juice pitchers. People can store composting containers on kitchen counters, under sinks, in freezers or wherever they fit.  

WHY ORGANICS RECYCLING? Landfills are the third largest source of methane in California. Organics waste emits 20% of the state’s methane. By diverting organics from the landfill, you are part of the solution in helping to protect the environment and future generations.

ARE BAGS ACCEPTED? Liners are optional. Plastic and bioplastic “compostable” bags are accepted in the organics container, but must be CLEAR or translucent-green, and bag contents must be visible. Acceptable organics will be processed, but the bags will not be recycled or composted.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION? Athens is here to support the community with this new program and will provide resources and training to help you get started. If you have any questions about the new organics collection program, contact the Athens Customer Care Center at (888) 336-6100 or visit AthensServices.com/Food.

Participating is easy. 


Fill your pail with food scraps and acceptable items. (Liners are optional. Consider newspaper or a paper bag. Plastic bags must be clear.) 


Empty pail contents into your green organics container. 

Athens Tip: Store meat and dairy scraps in a container in your freezer and place in the green organics container on collection day.


Rinse out pail with soap and water. Fill again. Sprinkle lightly with baking soda to absorb odors.

Acceptable Organics Waste

Green Waste

• Flower and hedge trimmings

• Grass clippings

• Leaves and branches

• Lumber, scrap wood, plywood (not painted or treated)

• Weeds

Food Scraps

• Bread, rice and pasta

• Cheese and dairy

• Coffee grounds and filters

• Fruits and vegetables

• Flowers and herbs

• Meat, bones and poultry

• Seafood and soft shells

• Pet food (non-medicated)

Food-soiled Paper

• Food-stained paper

• Paper egg cartons

• Paper napkins and kitchen towels

• Pizza boxes

• Plates

• To-go boxes (no coating)

• Wooden and fiber-based utensils

Food-soiled paper must be 100% fiber-based (no materials with petroleum based plastic, wax or bio-plastic coating, liner or laminate.

Unacceptable Organicse Waste (Do Not Include) 

• All plastics 

• Cacti, succulents, yucca 

• Compostable plastics (bioplastics) 

• Coffee cups and pods 

• Fats, oils and grease 

• Food stickers (remove from produce)

• Gloves 

• Hard shells (clams, mussels, oysters)

• Medication

• Palm fronds

• Paper napkins, towels with cleaning chemicals

• Parchment and wax paper

• Pet waste

• Rocks and soil

• Rubber bands and twist ties

•Tea bags

• Textiles

• Tissues and wet wipes

More information will be coming to help residents navigate this new component of its trash collection service.

Janet Isom elected to represent Mutual 16 on GRF Board

A special meeting of the GRF Board of Directors was held on Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 for the purpose of reporting the counting process for the election of a GRF director to represent Mutual 16.  

The results of the ballot count are as follows, with the winner’s name bolded:

Mutual  16: Janet Isom, 32. Quorum only: 0. Abstain: 3.

Alzheimer’s OC offers memory screenings

Alzheimer’s Orange County will be in Leisure World offering free, confidential cognitive screenings using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Tool (MoCA) from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (844) 373-4400.

The MoCA screening is the same one physicians use to quickly determine whether someone’s thinking ability is impaired. It also helps them decide if an in-depth diagnostic workup for Alzheimer’s disease is needed. 

The screening is a 30-question test that takes approximately 15 minutes, though each appointment is allotted 30 minutes to allow time for questions and concerns to be acknowledged and to make sure no one leaves confused about the results and that they have a plan to move forward, if applicable.  

This test does not give a diagnosis as it will only indicate if there is a cause for concern. 

Alzheimer’s OC will provide each person with a letter of his or her results and guidance on steps to consider, and it will follow up if given permission to do so.

Cognitive screenings will be held one Saturday each month from August to December (dates to be determined).

What is a Memory Screening?

A memory screening is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition.

People who can answer yes to any of the following should consider having a memory screening:

• Trouble coming up with a word or a name, or remembering important dates or events.

• Problems remembering names when introduced to new people.

• Trouble remembering what you just read or heard.

• Problems losing or misplacing things.

• Trouble planning or organizing.

• Greater difficulty performing tasks in social and occupational settings.

The event is sponsored by Alzheimer’s OC, which is one of the members of the on-site social service resource center coordinated by GRF Member Resources Liaison Robann Arshat, who can be reached at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317.

Fighter jet drills temporarily relocated to JFTB

F-16 and F-15 fighter jets assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 are conducting flying operations out of Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, through mid-October. Los Alamitos will be used for these flight operations while the runway at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County undergoes construction.

Two training flights per week are currently planned from Los Alamitos to maintain pilot proficiency and to meet pilot training requirements. Every effort will be made to reduce aircraft noise by following noise mitigation procedures during training operations. 

These include reduced engine thrust at altitudes below 1,000 feet and following a specific flight path.

The base thanks local residents for their continued support to military operations within the area, and it will make every effort to be conscientious members of the community.

For more information,  contact the 144th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (559) 454-5246 or via email at 144fw.hq.publicaffairs@us.af.mil.

For local noise concerns, contact the JFTB at (562) 795-2515.

GRF dumpsters now open at 9 a.m.

On Aug. 3, the GRF Physical Property Committee agreed to begin to take action to limit the disposal of unauthorized trash in the dumpsters at the 1.8-Acre Site. 

To that end, the site is now open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., two hours later than the previous 7 a.m. start time. The site will also be closed on Sundays.

GRF Physical Property Manager Kevin Black installed signs with the new hours of operation last week, and Security has been informed.

To accommodate off-hours entry to the area by the Pit Stop and Jurado crews, a split chain lock system was installed Aug. 8. This involves two locks at different points along a chain holding the gates closed. One lock is keyed, and Security has the key. One lock is a combination lock, and Jurado and Pit will be given the combination. Security personnel will be monitoring gates and alerting residents about the new hours of operation.  

—Nick Massetti, chair, GRF Physical Property Committee

GRF Board Highlights

by Ruth Osborn

managing editor

At its Aug. 3 meeting, the GRF Board accepted a $5,000 check from the Friends of the Leisure World Library. The Friends group operates a bookstore across the patio from the library that sells used books, cards, puzzles and other bric-a-brac to raise money for the library and other special causes. 

The Friends group makes a generous donation every year, according to GRF Director Leah Perrotti, who thanked Irene Lovas, Friend’s finance coordinator, for the group’s faithful support. Lovas was there to present the check to Library Manager Taylor Green.

In other meeting highlights:

Shade Structure at Pool

The board awarded a contract to Shade Comforts, Inc., for the installation of a 60-by-20-foot shade structure at the Aquatic Center, based on  approved selections by the GRF Architectural Design and Review Committee. The estimated cost is $71,866.

LW resident James M. Clement of Mutual 14 donated $50,000 for the structure through the Golden Age Foundation, reducing the cost to the GRF to $21,866.

The James M. Clement Family will be acknowledged on the structure. James, his father Harry M. Clement and his uncle William A. Clement have “resided and enjoyed living in Leisure World for many years,” according to a letter that accompanied the donation.

The structure will take about two weeks to install, according to GRF Physical Property Manager Mark Weaver. It will be installed at the end of December, when the pool is typically closed for maintenance.

Board members thanked Clement for his generous donation.

Mini Farm Design

At the recommendation of the GRF Physical Property Department, the board voted to award a contract not to exceed $20,900 to Farmscape to draft a design and plan for the Mini Farm at the 1.8-Acre Site. 

Farmscape is the largest urban farming company in California. Since 2008, it has designed, installed and maintained hundreds of farms across the state.  

Board members emphasized that this is just the first step to assess the best use of the site and that a Mini Farm is just one option being considered. 

During the public comment period, several residents spoke in favor of restoring farming to the site, citing health benefits, building community and adding to the natural beauty of LW.  

“This is a bid to see how much it will cost, not a green light for the Mini Farm,” said GRF Director Perrotti. 

“I think this is ill-advised,” said GRF Director William Thompson, citing the strict water conservation measures now in place due to drought conditions and the prospect of higher-than-usual assessments in a financially unstable year. His was the lone “no” vote. The motion passed with one no and one abstention.

Holiday Lights and Decorations

At the recommendation of the GRF Recreation Committee, the board approved the purchase of a new holiday tree for a total cost not to exceed $8,500.

Magical Holiday Designs will install a 20-foot tree with warm white lights at Clubhouse 3 this holiday season.

The board also approved a scope-of-work proposal (pending a contract not to exceed $23,295) for holiday decorations. Decorations will include roofline lights, wreaths and holiday signage at high-traffic areas throughout LW.

The recommendation was made by the GRF Architectural Design and Review Committee.

GRF Director Donna Gambol criticized last year’s holiday display because lights were not turned on or only intermittently lit, and some roofline lights had unlit lamps. 

Recreation Manager Kathy Thayer acknowledged that there were issues, many caused by ground-fault circuit interrupters (GCFI). Even a little moisture leaking into Christmas lighting or electrical systems will trip the lights and require someone to reset the system. 

The board asked for a scope of work proposal to precede the contract to make sure that adequate provisions are included to ensure all lamps are lit and lights stay on throughout LW during the holidays. 

The motion carried with three no votes.

Traffic Analysis at Golden Rain and St. Andrews

Based on a recommendation by the Physical Property Committee, the board voted to award a contract to Stantec Consulting to analyze the intersection at St. Andrews Drive and Golden Rain Road eliminate left-turn conflicts. The total cost of the study cannot exceed $10,954, which includes a  $1,000 contingency. 

The study will look at traffic signal phasing, including split signal phasing, which separates vehicle conflicts by assigning the right-of-way sequentially to the two opposing approaches.

The Physical Property Department sent out requests for proposals to three consultants to provide analysis, a conceptual plan and cost estimates for the project. Bids were submitted by Urban Crossroads, $16,600; Stantec Consulting, $9,954, which won the bid; and K2 Traffic Engineering, $ 4,850.

“In the interest of safety, this is absolutely essential,” said GRF Director Carol Levine before casting her yes vote.

Entry Passes

At the recommendation of the Security, Bus and Traffic Committee, the board voted to approve the printing of four 2023 annual entry passes per unit for resident members and Mutual 17 owners. 

A gate access system that was expected to render passes obsolete is not yet viable. It will cost about $16,000 to print the annual passes, which are distributed in year-end packets through the Stock Transfer Office.

Golf  Ball Removal

The board approved a contract giving Top of The Line Golf Balls the right to remove old golf balls from Turtle Lake Golf Course, paying the GRF five cents per usable golf ball. 

LW Weekly Preservation

Thirty-six years of the Golden Rain News—from 1963 to June 1999—were released on newspapers.com in July 2022, according to Leisure World Historical Society President Margaret Gillon in a report to the board. She has been leading the effort to digitize 60 years of the weekly newspaper that serves LW on behalf of the Historical Society and is happy to report that 59,197 pages, the first 36 years, are now accessible online.  

At the Nov. 23 GRF Board meeting, an agreement between the GRF and Ancestry.com/Newspapers.com allowed the online newspaper archive to digitize Historical Society microfilm  for free in exchange for exclusive publication of the digital copies made from the microfilm for three years. 

Because the files are digitized and the content has been made searchable with OCR software, digital copies can be easily searched for names and events. 

Shareholders who had relatives who lived here in the past will be able to search for articles about their families. Researchers will be able to review a detailed record of events in the LW community as it grew and matured, Gillon told the board. 

Just this month, the Historical Society was able to find 1960s-era articles about astronomer Cora Burwell for an author in England who is writing Burwell’s biography. 

Newspapers.com requires a subscription to use and at this time, the Leisure World Library doesn’t have one. 

“Hopefully the LW Library will obtain a subscription in the future,” said Gillon. “The Leisure World Genealogy Club has a subscription to newspapers.com that can be used on Genealogy Library computers in Clubhouse 3 by club members.” 

The newspaper microfilm ended in June 1999. The Golden Rain News didn’t start publishing a digital edition until August 2010. 

This leaves 11 years of newspapers that don’t have microfilm or digital copies. The Historical Society’s next project is to borrow paper copies of the Golden Rain News for these 11 years that are archived at UCI and have them microfilmed so they can also be digitized through newspapers.com. The Historical Society is currently seeking funding in the amount of $5,900 to pay for the microfilming project. 

“The Historical Society is very excited that our early newspapers are now searchable and available on the Internet,” said Gillon. “We thank the 2021 Golden Rain Board for green lighting this project when the Historical Society brought it to the board last year.”

LW is ‘Best of” once again 

For the 2022 Los Angeles Times “Best of the Southland” reader survey, people from all over were invited to nominate their favorite coffee shops, medical groups, hospitals, communities and everything in-between in five regions, including Orange County. 

Once again, Leisure World Seal Beach came out on top after all the votes were counted. LW was voted best Senior Living Care/Retirement, which it also won in 2019 and 2020.

It’s easy to understand why So Cal readers elevate it to the top. 

This nationally recognized active senior community is spread over 542 park-like acres and offers co-ops and condos with resort-style living for people 55 and over. 

Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, LW was the nation’s first mass-marketed housing project, first gated senior community, first all-electric community, and the first to have a health insurance plan and access to an on-site medical center included in residents’ monthly payments. 

At its opening in 1962, it was the world’s largest housing development for seniors, the United States’ largest cooperative housing development and the prototype for six other Leisure World communities across the United States built by the Rossmoor Corp., co-founded by developers Ross W. Cortese and his wife, Alona Marlowe Cortese. 

For more information on LWSB, visit https://en.wikipedia.org and type in LWSB in the search bar.

Perspectives, page 4

Letters to Editor


 I noticed workers tearing out the curb on one of the streets, and I asked him why. He said he didn’t know. I thought the curbs were pristine and said “it’s a waste of money.” He replied yes, with a careless gesture, so I took photos of the curbs and left.

In the LW Weekly last week, there was a blurb about repaving four sections of streets for $2.6 million. The story did not mention curb work. I believe that concrete is more expensive then asphalt.  I went to the GRF  Physical Property Committee meeting on Aug. 3 and asked members why they were redoing the curbs, and a board member said it’s because the gutters are not wide enough and water was undermining the asphalt, according to a study done in 2013. 

I asked for a copy of the study, and they did not produce one.  I believe that 99% of the streets in LW are perfect right next to the curbs and that the degradation of the asphalt was in the middle of the streets, higher then the gutters (due to truck and other traffic, in my opinion.)

The GRF has done several other sections that were not necessary already. This poor judgment (or worse) is costing millions of dollars in dues! 

Ron Hanna

Mutual 5 

Editor’s Note: In a consultant’s report in 2013, supplemented by recent inspections of GRF streets, professionals recommended increasing the pan size of curbs to alleviate standing water, which can erode pavement and exacerbates mosquito breeding activity. 


Many think water is a God-given right. Mother Nature has other plans. She’s proven it. We’ve been dealt a double whammy with two years of La Nina, and the threat of a rare third. Because of this occurrence, we have less snow pack, diminished rainfall, drying reservoirs and depleted aquifers. Let’s face it—drought is here to stay, and we need to look it straight in the eye and manage it in our community. 

 Recently, Don Hodel, an emeritus environmental and landscape horticulture advisor, wrote a column (July 28) about the urgency to save our trees and effectively manage our water while still maintaining a livable green space. His column is a road map for how we can begin.

I understand that GRF is forming a drought management committee with representatives from each Mutual. I hope they will include a representative from the City of Seal Beach and a professional grant-writer. To avoid confusion, federal and state grant applications should be for all of Leisure World, not Mutual by Mutual. Our efforts need the umbrella of the Golden Rain Foundation. We must work together to become a drought-tolerant community. 

We can begin by installing systems for capturing rain water, and recycling water to our laundry rooms, irrigation systems and golf course. Install more drip irrigation and drought-resistant plants. Conserving water and having livable green space are not mutually exclusive. 

Also, GRF should conduct a water audit to review our water usage to identify ways to save money. It is an invaluable tool to help  find and eliminate areas of water waste. A third-party water audit company can provide an unbiased point of view to help the GRF Drought Management Committee take action to minimize water consumption.

I hope my suggestions don’t fall on deaf ears. I look forward to hearing more about a drought management plan for our community. Remember, you can’t fool with Mother Nature!

Suzanne Dunwell

Mutual 6


On June 24, the Sunshine Club had a dinner dance event in Clubhouse 2. On the recent Recreation Committee agenda, it showed that GRF subsidized the event by paying for the band, $1,600, plus $250 in meals for the band. That means shareholders paid for this. I cannot recall GRF ever subsidizing a club event. Tickets for the event were $25 each. The excuse for GRF subsidizing the event was a 60th anniversary of Leisure World. Why didn’t GRF just have a GRF dance with free admission?

I have repeatedly asked how many paid and comped dinners there were. This information should be easy to find out. The Sunshine Club had to pay the caterer. What was the profit or loss to the Sunshine Club? GRF will not respond to my inquiries. Where is the transparency?  There are a lot of clubs who would like to be subsidized by GRF. This is very wrong. 

Linda Herman 

Mutual 12

Editor’s Note: The GRF Recreation Committee did not subsidize a club event. It approved funding for the band to mark the 60th anniversary of LW; this was the only entertainment expenditure for the 60th, and any resident could attend the event. The expenditure was reported and discussed at the meeting, and after the meeting, information about it was provided to Ms. Herman in response to her written request.


A few people claim they are offended by flags that an unnamed person flies. In letters obviously intent on creating animosity against him, they provide a glaring example of efforts to silence or subdue people to their views. The so-called “offender” spent 29 years serving in the U.S. Air Force, under oath, to protect all Americans’ right to free speech. His  Republican Club activities never demeaned anyone. He helps neighbors. He doesn’t respond to letters demanding he be denied his right to  fly flags. The offended peoples’ latest complaint is against a flag meant as a reminder that abortion means death to a child. I have a very real awareness of the difference between abortion and life, and so did my mother. Nearly 89 years ago, my mother refused to listen to a doctor trying to convince her to abort me. He claimed she would die if she delivered me. She lived over 90 years and delighted in her only child. She chose life for me, instead of death. And I am ever grateful that she did. Doing so let me—among so many great things—meet people like my LW neighbor who kindly says what he means and gives proof of what he says. I salute David Harlow for his devotion to God, country, family and community.

D. Schilpp

Mutual 12

Resident Column

Thrift stores are better option than GRF dumpster

by Nick Massetti

LW contributor

Mutual 12 resident Jackie Bishop had partially disassembled her no-longer-needed bike so it would fit in her car, but when she tried to donate it to a local thrift store, it would not accept the bike because it was not assembled. 

So she did what many residents would do. She took it to the  1.8-Acre Site next to the former Mini Farm and was about to leave it in the dumpster. 

I could see the anguish in her face and not just because she had to struggle to get the bike out of her super compact car. 

I mentioned that Leisure World had just established a special relationship with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store at 2750 Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. And it’s only a 14-minute drive from LW. 

The store will take a myriad of items large and smal, including bikes, from Leisure World. 

The complete list of items that can be donated can be found at svdp.org/donate/donation-of-goods/.

Jackie was elated and even more so when I retrieved the bike and loaded it back into her car for the short journey. 

She even agreed to pose for a picture in the hope that others will follow her example. 

One more benefit of her reconsidering dumping her bike is that the dumpster divers who frequent the bins looking for items to sell made their rounds just after she had gone. And, to my glee,  they left frustrated. 

Let’s all follow her great example and take our useable items, especially large furniture, to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store or call its donation number (800) 974-3571. Recycle, save the environment, reduce trash costs a triple play of win, win, win.


GRF Meetings 

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

Thurs. Aug. 11 Communications  Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 12 Architectural Design Review Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Aug. 15 Finance Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Tues., Aug. 16 Website Redesign Ad Hoc Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Aug. 23 GRF Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Thurs. Aug. 25 GRF Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

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

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Aug. 11 Mutual 12

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Fri., Aug. 12 Mutual 3

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Mon., Aug. 15 Mutual 15

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Tue., Aug. 16 Mutual 14

Conf. Rm B/Zoom  1 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 17 Mutual 5

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 17 Mutual 7

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 1 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 18 Mutual 2

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Thurs., Aug. 18 Mutual 11

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

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

Conf. Rm A/Zoom  9:30 a.m.

Wed., Aug. 24 Mutual 10

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Thurs., Aug. 25 Mutual 1

Conf. A/Zoom  9 a.m.

Fri., Aug. 26 Mutual 6

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 10 a.m.

GRF Special Election

The special election to fill a vacancy to the GRF Board from Mutual 11 has been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29. The following instructions will assist residents of Mutual 11 in casting their ballots.

Mailing Your GRF Ballot

For the ballot to be counted, the inspectors of election must receive it on or before noon on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 10-11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29. The polls will close at 11 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 Monday, Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. GRF members are welcome to observe the counting process.

Candidate for GRF Board of Directors Representing Mutual 11 is Edward Jablonski.

Recap of Presidents’ Council

Meeting of August 4

Clubhouse 4 / Zoom Video – Telephone Conference 

The regular monthly meeting of the Presidents’ Council of Leisure World Seal Beach was convened at 9 a.m. by Vice President Ruthann Arlart,on Aug. 4, in Clubhouse 4 and via Zoom tele-video conference.

The following is a recap of the Aug. 4 council meeting:

The Nominating Committee elected officers for the 2022-2023 Council Term: for president, Presidnt Jeri Dolch of Mutual 8; for vice president, President Richard Carson of Mutual 12 and for secretary, President Beth Mayer of Mutual 9.

The regular monthly council meeting minutes of July 7 were approved as written.  

Robann Arshat, member resources liaison, presented information on “Cognitive Assessment Screening” information and Alzheimer’s OC MoCA memory screening. 

Mark Weaver, facilities director, provided an update on SB 1383, Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Law, and showed the green organics container, provided by Athens Services.

Jodi Hopkins, Mutual Administration director, presented the Mutual Administration monthly reports, Stock Transfer monthly reports and provided an update on changes to Co-Occupant Agreement and QPR Agreement. Also, caregivers will be referred  to as “Permitted Healthcare Residents.”

Jessica Sedgwick, executive director, provided an update on the Mutual’s Dinner and Turf Rebates, Turf Replacement Program. Physical Property Manager Kevin Black will be the point of contact for the Turf Rebates.

Cable Committee Representative Jackie Dunagan and CEO of Interact Solutions Cable Charles Siemmonsama, provided an update on the Internet/Cable contract.

President Dolch provided an update on water restriction mandate and LW water conservation guidelines.

President Dolch adjourned the meeting at 11:13 a.m.

Next Council meeting: Thursday, Sept. 1, at 9 a.m. at Clubhouse 4, Zoom tele-video conference and YouTube LIVE.

Community Guide White Pages

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

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

Decal Office Hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LW Assembly of God

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

Sermon for this week:  “The Legacy of the Kings” series continues with King Ahab, the husband of Jezebel. This dangerous combination produced chaos in the kingdom.  Ahab is described in 1 Kings Chapter 16 as doing more to provoke God’s anger than any of the kings before him.  How God used these people and the havoc their reigns produced for His ultimate purpose will be the topic of Pastor Chuck Franco’s sermon this week.

Bible Study: Session 7 of “Wild Places, Goshen,” the final installment in the series, challenges students to discover who or what they worship, the one who blesses or the blessing.  When priorities are misaligned, a blessing can become a curse.  

Contact: More information 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 Franco’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the 20th Sunday of Easter on Aug. 14. 

 Pastor Father Joseph Son Nguyen celebrated his 33th priesthood anniversary last month. A group of 120 parishioners visited St. Michael’s Abbey in Silverado and enjoyed his anniversary cake together.  


The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph suggests that people wear masks while inside the church. Saturday (Vigil Mass) is at 5 p.m., and Sunday Masses are at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon. Weekday Masses are Monday-Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and confessions are on Saturdays from 4-4:45 p.m.

Holy Family has a new redisgned website where people can download the weekly bulletin. It can be viewed on a phone, tablet, or desktop at www.holyfamilysb.com. There is also a music video that will make people dance and smile along. To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe.

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

This weekend, Pastor Gary Whitlach will preach from I Corinthians, Chapter 2. In this chapter, the apostle Paul reveals he did not come to the Corinthian church with superior speech or wisdom. He recognized he knew nothing except the crucified Jesus. Paul goes on to say he speaks God’s wisdom in a mystery.  

Pastor Gary will guide the church through questions such as are believers in this age able to understand the depths of that wisdom and uncover the mystery of revelation by the Spirit of God? Can believers be like Paul and have the mind of Christ? These verses are abundantly important to all believers who walk in faith and seek after Gods truth. Pastor Gary desires to open wide the mystery in this week’s message.  

First Christian Church distributes the elements of the Lords Supper each service.  This week, the holy Communion meditation will come from Psalm 116:12-17, “ I shall lift up the cup of salvation.”

Weekend Services

Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano.

This week the First Christian Church Choir will sing “Since I Have Been Redeemed.

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

Midweek Studies

Pastor Gary 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 is from 6-7 p.m.

All Leisure World residents are welcome to attend.    

Scripture of the Week

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.  Be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God,”  Philippians 4:4-7 (NASB).


First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125.

 Those who want more information or have a need, can call (562) 431-8810.

Redeemer Lutheran

The theme for Redeemer Lutheran Church’s worship service on Sunday, Aug. 14, is “Persevering in Life and Faith.”  Studying the book of Hebrews, Redeemer Lutheran  will seek life-strengthening encouragement as believers “persevere in the race that is set before us.”

 LWers are invited to come to the worship-filled celebration and share the word and Communion at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided.  The choir continues its Summer Soloists Series to lift spirits in song.  

 Thanks to all who bring a can or two of non-perishable food to distribute to those in need in the broader community. 

Those who  have any questions about the service or the work of the church, call (562)-598-8697. 

Community Church

As Community Chuch continues its study in Luke’s Gospel, it will encounter an angry  and frustrated Jesus, who confesses he just wants to burn the whole thing down. Everyone has been extremely frustrated at some point and sought a complete change.  

This week, the church will look at the theme of transformation and people’s avoidance of change. Community Church is dedicated to that different way as a faith community.  Those who are exhausted and frustrated amidst the pandemic, are invited to join in community with the church.  

Community Church is often called “the friendly church” and welcomes people of all backgrounds. It invites new people to come early for a cup of coffee before worship to get a feel for the community and stay for award-winning music and a powerful message. 

Due to COVID cases rising, people who want to attend the in-person worship service must provide proof of vaccination and wear masks.  

Entrances to the church may be found both at the front of the church and the pedestrian gate between the church and the shops.  

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

LW Baptist

Sunday worship at LW Baptist Church celebrates the unity of the church as one people of God in Christ, communicated by the Jerusalem Council’s letter to the churches in Acts 15. The service is in Clubhouse 4 at 10 a.m. Songs for this week include “They’ll Know We are Christians by Our Love.” And the choir will sing, “Find Us Faithful.” 

The Men’s fellowship group will meet on Monday, Aug. 15, at  10 a.m. to discuss how God teaches believers to trust in him from the life of Gideon in Judges. The Energizers Group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m., in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, the group will study Jesus, the light of the world, in Psalms. 

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

Beit HaLev

The Prayer and Blessings Class is postponed until November, after the High Holy Days.

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

Livestream services for the Friday Shabbat evening and Saturday morning service can e found at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the  passcode is RavGalit.

“Va’etchanan” (“I pleaded”) from Deuteronomy 6:4-7:11, refers to Moses asking HaShem once again to be allowed to enter the Promised Land and once again being rejected.  The Triennial Cycle reading begins with the “Sh’ma” and “V’ahav’tah,” the affirmation of the Jewish faith that HaShem is the one  Omnipotent power of the universe.  Moses then calls upon the people to show absolute loyalty to God’s Law and vow to teach it to future generations.  The chapter concludes with the  explanation that the Law is given to them out of God’s unconditional love for them. This is also the Shabbat of Consolation, “Shabbat Nachamu,” following the saddest day of the Hebrew calendar, “Tisha B’Av.”

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 at in-person services.

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. 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 are welcome and can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott on Friday, Aug. 12, at 6:30 p.m.  Rabbi Dangott will also hold hybrid services on Saturday, Aug. 13, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m. To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122. 

This Saturday’s Torah portion is Va’etchanan from the book of Deuteronomy  In this Torah portion, Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God’s commandments when they enter the Land of Israel. Moses repeats the Ten Commandments and utters the Shema and Ve’ahavta prayers.  

The book club will meet on Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 7p.m. The club is reading “Wedding in Brownsville,” by Isaac Bashevis Singer. The story takes place in 1964 Brooklyn. 

Those who want to join Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.  

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. 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  are on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour.

Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at (562) 212-8681.

Faith Christian Assembly

Life can be challenging at times.  It’s all too easy to focus on negative things going on. But Faith Christian Assembly (FCA) also knows that there is a God in heaven who loves and cares for people, and has great promises available to all.

“And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose,” Romans 8:28 (AMP).  

By learning about  this wonderful God of the Bible, who gives believers this promise and countless others in his word, the Bible. It’s the antidote to life’s challenges, to be reminded that there is still so much to rejoice in and be thankful for. 

FCA has a friendly congregation to make all feel welcome.  There are two convenient Sunday service times held at10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. located at the corner of Seal Beach Boulevard and St. Andrews Drive. 

This Sunday, Aug. 14, FCA is excited to have special guest speaker Pastor Curt Cornelius filling the pulpit and teaching a rich, Bible-based sermon that is sure to bring hope. Pastor Curt is a crowd favorite and will speak at both services. Join FCA for either of these services to sing hymns, hear a wonderful message, and enjoy some fellowship time afterward. 

The Bible study will return on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m. 

To receive a free newsletter or more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010, email contact@fcachurch.net or visit www.FCAchurch.net.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday,  Sept. 3, with Ven. Kusala in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m. 

Ven. Kusala is well-known in the Buddhist community and  presents Buddhism in a simple way. He teaches people how to suffer less and become happier. 

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in  his teachings. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call (714) 468-6887.

Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study

The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. to discuss Chapter 19 in the book “Loving God With All Your Mind”

All are welcome to attend.  For more information, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton at (562) 594-8100.

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Meals on Wheels, Long Beach

Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice. 

Thursday, Aug. 11: Hawaiian chicken with pineapple, brown and wild rice, Oriental vegetables, coconut cake, ham and cheese deli sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle; plus creamy coleslaw.

Friday, Aug. 12: Beef stew with potatoes, celery and carrots and onions, biscuit, fresh orange, Chinese chicken salad with Mandarin oranges, cabbage, carrots, onion Asian dressing and crackers.

Monday, Aug. 15: Oven baked herb chicken leg and thigh; macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, peaches, egg salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, and homemade macaroni salad. 

Tuesday, Aug. 16: Pork loin with appleberry sauce, rice pilaf, peas and onions; kiwi, Greek chicken salad with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese, vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Beef goulash, whole grain dinner roll, zucchini medley, fresh plum, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus creamy coleslaw.

The LW Bike Club biked to the Seal Beach Pier and over Pacific Coast Highway to Bolsa Chica. Join the group on Sunday (with a breakfast stop) at the El Dorado Park Golf Course on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Meet at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Helmets and safe shoes are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more information.

Joyful Line Dance

Joyful Line Dance meets upstairs in Clubhouse 6 every Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

The club provides Leisure World residents a way to improve their physical, social and  mental well-being each week through dance and community. 

The Joyful Line Dance Club has multiple leaders who take turns leading the class to add variety. Noly Anglo is a new leader to the class and brings fresh new steps and the group welcomes  him 

Other Joyful Line Dance instructors are Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim.

 For safety and health reasons, classes are first-come, first-served for the first  30 people.

 Face masks are strongly recommended. 

Exercise shoes; sandals and flip flops are not allowed. 

Those who show up with  inappropriate shoes will be turned away. No membership is required to attend the free class. 

 For more information, text (562) 301-5339.

-Anna Derby


The LW Wa-Rite group recorded a 21.5-pound weight loss for the week of July 29. Joyce Brannon was the biggest loser with a recorded weight loss of 3.5 pounds. She said she’s cutting back on portions and stops eating after 6 p.m. 

An article titled “How Mindfulness Helps You Lose Weight” was discussed at the meeting. It encouraged people to think before eating and  focusing  on something other than food to help lose weight. 

The weekly weigh-in is from 8-8:45 a.m. and the meeting  begins at 9. Everyone must present a GRF ID at the door to get into the meeting.

SBTV Fitness

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


5:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga 


6:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

8:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

Noon: Silver Age Yoga


7:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

11 a.m.: Yoga for All Ages


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

6 a.m.: Feeling Fit

7:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

Noon: Feeling Fit


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit 


6:30 a.m.: Silver Age Yoga

8:30 a.m.: Feeling Fit

Leisure Leggers 

The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. Dues are 99 cents per year. For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at (562) 304-0880.


The Zumba Club meets Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 6 upstairs in the fitness center and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza.

“It’s an hour of great energy and great music that will leave you with a smile on your face,” says club secretary/treasurer Shannon Brennan. “The exercises are moderate intensity, easy to follow and is a good workout for all levels.”

For more information, contact Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390.

The Dancing Feet Club members gracefully line danced “Night Club Two Steps” (pictured) and presented two line dances:  “Patricia” and the newly choreographed “Bahama Mama” at the club’s July 24 dance event. The members had a lot of fun dancing the night away. The Dancing Feet Club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2, line dance lessons and practice every Monday from 7-9 p.m., and the social (ballroom) dancing every fourth Sunday of the month from 6-9:30 p.m. LWers are asked to come dressed to impress and can bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. There is no fee to participate. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. For more information, text Ed Bolos at (551) 998-4223 or email at edbolos@comcast.net.

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LW Pool Club

The Leisure World Pool Club ran three separate tournaments to choose the 12 players that will compete against the Laguna Woods pool team.  This renews the friendly rivalry that was a tradition  over a dozen years ago.

On each team, there will be four “A” level players, four “B” level players and four “C” level players.  The contest will be 48 games of eight ball partners.  In every match each player will have a different partner.

The four “A” players, determined by a double elimination tournament on Aug. 3, are Rufino Ramos, Tom Zimmerman, Barry Brideau and Dave Silva.

In the “C” player tournament, held on Aug. 5, a round-robin format of five games  was used to select the four players on the team. To make the team, a player had to win three games.  If a player lost three games, he or she was eliminated.  

Eunis “Wildfire!” Christensen and Shery Wells both won their first three games. Connie Adkins made  the team with three wins and only one loss. The fourth member of the team was John Burns, who beat Guta Basner in a playoff to get his third win.

The “B” tournament, held on Aug. 7, was a very exciting and close match. After four rounds, all eight players had won two games and lost two games.  That meant in the fifth and final round, the four players who won their game would make the team. The winning players were Dave Mackinder, Tommy Flaviano, Steve Mitchell and Sal LaScala.

The match will be held at Clubhouse 2 on Saturday, Aug. 27, and will will be preceded by a lunch at 12:30 p.m. for the participants and those helping to run the tournament. The club hopes this will become an annual event and looks forward  to playing at Laguna Woods next year.

–Dave Silva

Bocce Ball

The summer Bocce League officially began on July 30. Bocce ball has four leagues with 14 two-person teams in each league. Each week, seven games are played in each league on either Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday. 

After seven weeks, each league will have played 49 games. The top two teams in each league will begin a playoff round, which will determine the overall bocce champion team. 

As play continues through the seven weeks, it’s fun to see the level of play improve and the scores become closer and closer. Each game is scheduled to last 45 minutes, but most games end after 30. 

It is not uncommon that one member of a two-person team cannot play because of a conflicting obligation. In that case, the team missing a player may play using only one team member or use a substitute player. 

One of the greatest assets of bocce is its group of referees. They are the glue that keeps the games on schedule and ensure that all players feel their decisions are fair. 

–Terry Thrift

Men’s Golf League July 29 and Aug. 1 results

On July 29, 13 golfers of the Leisure World Golf League contested the ,5700-yard par-70 Meadowlark Golf Course in Surf City,  Huntington Beach. It was a sunny morning that warmed up nicely. Wind was an issue only on the last three holes. With numerous water hazards, and significant elevation changes throughout, this course challenges all levels of golfers. The course is consistently in good shape, but hole lengths and several inverted pie-plate greens led to only five of the 13 scores at or under par, but the course yielded five birdies.

All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight handicaps are 20 and over.

A Flight: First place: Dave LaCascia, a terrific 3 under 67, plus a birdie; second: tie between Larry Hillhouse (with a birdie), Glenn Barry (with a birdie), and Jim Goltra (closest to the pin on the 150 yard, par-3 hole No. 16), a well-played 2 under 68; third: Clay Fischer, and very good even par 70,  plus closest to the pin on the 140-yard par 3 hole No. 7; fourth: tie between Gary Stivers (with a birdie and fewest putts), Sam Choi, and Gene Vesely (with a birdie).

B Flight: First place: tie between Bob Munn and Lowell Goltra, a very nice 1 over 71; second: Fujio Norihiro, with fewest putts; third: tie between Digna Vesely and Liz Meripol.

The fourth hole – a 110 yard par 3 – was the unique challenge hole this week. Getting a greenie and making the par or better was rewarded with a special prize. Barry, Gene Vesely, and Munn were successful.

Thirteen golfers and one guest from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League played  on Aug. 1st , at the 4,000-yard par 62 David L. Baker executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. The weather was initially overcast and very humid. By mid-morning, the temps got warmer, and the sun came out making it a sweltering last half of the round.

The course is being maintained quite well with newly groomed tees plus well-manicured fairways and greens. The men’s tees were way back and the ladies’ tees way forward. Add this to the very acceptable playing conditions, it was not surprising that the course permitted 12 of the 14 rounds to be at or under par, and yielded eight birdies.

A Flight: First place: Larry Hillhouse, a very nice 8 under 54 plus a birdie; second: tie between Sam Choi (with 3 birdies, fewest putts, and closest to the pin on the 100-yard par 3 third hole), and Dave LaCascia (with a birdie), a well-played 6 under 56; third: Clay Fischer, a nice 5 under 57, plus two birdies; fourth: tie between Gene Vesely, Chris Lankford and Gary Stivers.

B Flight: First place: Fujio Norihiro, a spectacular 13 under 49, plus fewest putts, and closest to the pin on the 110-yard par 3 hole No. 15; second: Bob Munn, a hard-fought 6 under 56; third: Liz Meripol, a very respectable 5 under 57, fourth: Ron Jackson, a sweet 4 under 58, fifth: Digna Vesely, a good 3 under 59; sixth: Tom Ross.

The Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15–20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses 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. 

Those interested in joining the league can contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.

–Dave LaCascia

Women’s Golf

On Aug. 2, 49 women golfers braved the summer heat to Participate in weekly tournament play. They were challenged to hit the golf ball from the tee box directly into the circle surrounding hole No. 8.

The club congratulates Hae Lee as she was the only golfer  to land her ball within the circle. The women also competed for lowest gross and lowest net scores in each flight.

The Flight Winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: Soo Choi, 27; low net: Young Yoon, 24.

Flight B: Low gross: Hae Lee, 27;  low net: Chong Hee Kim, 23; Circle Hole No 8: Hae Lee.

Flight C: Low gross: Sun Lee, 31; low net: A tie between Kay Hong and Mary Ann Moore, 24.

Flight D:  Low gross: Vivian Ceballos, 34; low net: Sandra deDubovay, 25.

-Dale Quinn

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Women’s Club

Get tickets to the Spaghetti Western fundraiser now

by Beth Greeley

LW contributor


The  Leisure World Women’s Club will hold  a“Spaghetti Western” fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, in Clubhouse 2, starting at  noon. The event’s dress code is casual, but coming in a western or cowboy style is a plus. Residents will enjoy a catered dinner, live country-western entertainment and a raffle.

 Dinner will be catered by the popular Domenicos of Long Beach. In keeping with the Spaghetti Western theme, residents  will have a choice of three hand-picked pastas, including one vegetarian option, plus  sides, beverages and desert. People may also bring their own drink if they wish.

The delicious dinner will be followed by live entertainment provided by Anthony Bernasconi and his wife, Donielle. Bernasconi and his band performed a fantastic tribute to Michael Buble at the LW Amphitheater on July 28.

While Bernasconi is probably best known for his Sinatra-style crooning, he’s ready to show his versatility at the fundraiser. Donielle not only performs with Anthony but is also known for her own shows, including “The Ladies of Country.” 

This will be very exciting to see them perform together featuring country-western music together. 

Lastly, gift cards, baskets and prizes donated by local businesses and residents will be raffled off at the event. Individual tickets will be sold at the event, and winners will be able to choose their prizes. Two grand prizes will also be awarded through a silent auction. The first prize is a set of women’s golf clubs and the second is a round of golf for four at the Seal Beach Old Ranch Country Club.

Tickets are $30 per  person.Those who are interested in attending should contact Sally Fowler at (562) 493-5854.

Paws, Claws and Beaks meeting will be held in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area today, Aug. 11, at noon. Members are asked to bring a side dish of eight servings. Dogs must be on leashes. The club accepts cash donations. LW residents who have pets are welcome to attend. RSVP to Bonnie Kaplan at (714) 930-5314. 

Sunshine Club

Medicare explained Aug. 12

Sandra Teel will speak at the Sunshine Club on Friday, Aug. 12, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 10 a.m. 

Teel  is a local, licensed and trained sales agent, specializing in Medicare. During the meeting, Teel will help residents take the confusion out of Medicare, receive one-on-one services, get help comparing plans and make enrolling in a plan easier for free. 

Teel looks forward to helping residents exploring and learning more about  Medicare plan options, so they  can enroll in a plan with confidence and understanding. 

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

Nikkei Club

Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area, at noon.  

There will be an Asian  potluck at  the meeting. Members who are not bringing a dish, will need to pay $8 to help cover  the teriyaki chicken, veggie dishes, watermelon and birthday cake. The phone committee will call all members. 

All  residents welcome to join. Those who are  interested  should call  Michie Kimura at (714) 317-1102. 

Mutual 6 neighbors and family members celebrated Glenna Hoff’s(third from right) 90th birthday on July 31.  The wonderful Hui O Hula group entertained 25 guests by bringing the music and dance of the Hawaiian Islands to the Mutual 6 Greenbelt.  Glenna, along with other guests, joined the group to dance to “Tiny Bubbles” and “If You Are Young at Heart.”  Glenna is definitely young at heart!

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

In the coming weeks leading up to the 2022 General Election, the SBLW Democratic Club members will intensify their efforts to promote the rights, opportunities and safety of all persons, regardless of status.  The club’s endorsed values are:

The Seal Beach Leisure World Club believes:

• Health care is a right.

• Diversity is a strength.

  The economy should work for everyone.

• Facts and truth matter. 

For a more comprehensive list of what the Democratic Party stands for, Google “2022 Platform–California Democratic Party.” 


The LW Democratic Club’s monthly club membership meetings are currently being held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom. The goal is to provide an opportunity for all members to participate, those who feel comfortable meeting face-to-face indoors as well as for those who don’t.  

Plans are currently underway to relocate the monthly meetings to a more suitable venue as soon as possible. The repainting of Clubhouse 2 needs to be completed and technical problems need to be resolved before this can happen.

The Aug. 24 membership meeting in Clubhouse 3 will  include a presentation by Judie Mancuso, the endorsed District 72 candidate for election to the California Assembly.  

Mancuso is a successful Laguna Beach- based community leader with an unmatched record of service. She is also a gifted speaker. 

The club will provide a list of the club’s endorsed candidates for the upcoming General Election soon.

Weather permitting, the Democratic Club’s Information and Hospitality Booth will be open in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Tuesday until September. The booth will be open on both Tuesdays and Thursdays during October.


All Leisure World residents are invited to attend a special gathering on Sept. 2 in Clubhouse 4 at 9:30 a.m. The event is being jointly sponsored by the club and an organization named Social Security Works.

The event will feature:

• A report by Social Security Works on what to anticipate in relationship to the future of Social Security, 

•Entertainment by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, who is best known as a member of the popular Sha Na Na band during the 1970s and 80s.

• A presentation of an award by Social Security Works to Congresswoman Katie Porter as the Social Security Champion of 2022. 

For more in-depth reporting about plans for the upcoming General Election, as well as information about the club’s programs for the coming months, LW Democrats and no preferred party supporters can subscribe to the club’s newsletter. Email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. People are asked to  include their full name, address and phone number, as well as party affiliation.

Republican Club

By Brian Harmon

LW contributor

Assemblywoman and State Senate candidate Janet Nguyen, plus Seal Beach city council candidate Nathan Steele will speak at the LW Republican Club meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.   

During the past legislative session, Nguyen secured over $15 million in grants for local schools this year to help them modernize and improve classrooms.

She helped pass legislation expanding health care for the homeless, mentally ill and for lower-income families.

Nguyen was also honored as a Legislator of the Year by the American Legion for her dedicated work on behalf of all veterans and their families.

She also earned an “A” rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association because of her work to protect Proposition 13 and stop tax increases.

Nguyen is also known for writing bipartisan legislation to increase the renters tax credit to help families deal with the high cost of living.

Steele, running for public office for the first time, said that his top priorities as a city council member will be public safety, fiscal responsibility, property rights and family values “I am a constitutional conservative,” he said.

“The most vital function of government is public safety, especially at the local level,” Steele said, “and this will be my top priority.”

“We also need to remember that, as a city council, we are spending other people’s money,” he said. “We need to look at every budget item to make sure that it is the best way to spend the money,” he added.

Steele also stressed that defending the rights of property owners to do whatever they wish, as long as they do not infringe of the rights of others, will be a top concern.

Another priority of Steele is family values. 

“I will fight to protect families from the attacks coming from the popular culture,” he said.

As owner and president of The Steele Agency, incorporated in May 2010, he is director of broadcasting for “Hope for Today,” the radio ministry of Pastor David Hocking. This program is heard on over 100 stations through the United States and locally on 740 AM.

Marjorie Cady (l-r), Linda Payne and Maureen Macrae were all winners at the Fillipino Association of Leisure World’s (FALW)  bingo day on July 31 in Clubhouse 2. The next bingo game will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21, in Clubhouse 2. People in Group 3 will facilitate the event.

Hands and Hearts United in Giving

Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community.  It accepts donations of clean, used towels; new, unopened, travel-sized shampoo, soap and lotion; and disposable razors.

 The only clothing HHUG accepts is new socks and new underwear for men and women. 

To donate any of these items, contact Susan Hopewell at (562)-430-6044 for pick up.  People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6-62A. 

These donations are delivered to the Long Beach Beach Multi-Service Center which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families, including shower services.  To make a financial donation and to learn more about HHUG, visit www.hhug.org.

American Sign Language Club

The American Sign Language Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. 

For more information, call or text Eileen C. Davis at (562) 212-9265.

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, Aug. 11

4 pm Party to Celebrate 

Belated Birthdays

5 pm LW Cabaret Entertainers

6:30 pm LW Pool opening

6:40 pm LW Classic Car Show

7 pm Studio Cafe

7:20 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022

7:30 pm McGaugh Goes West

8 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

9 pm Living the Good Life

10 pm LW ABBA Tribute Concert

Friday, Aug. 12

4 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE

5 pm LW Community Orchestra

Spring Concert 2022

6:35 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air

8 pm Studio Cafe

8:30 pm SB Classic Car show

9 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

10 pm Abilene Concert 2022

Saturday, Aug. 13

4 pm Black N White Knights Band

LW Concert

5 pm LW Community Orchestra

Spring 2022

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts

SBTV, page 20


from page 15

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, Aug. 14

4 pm LW Car Show

4:16 pm LW Pool Opening

4:26 pm LW Theater Club:

Face Painting

4:30 pm LW’s 60th Anniversary

with the Emperors 

6:30 pm Safety Flags Installation

7 pm McGaugh Goes West

7:30 pm SB Classic Car Show 2022

8 pm Studio Cafe

8:30 pm Livin’ the Good Life

9pm LW ABBA Tribute Concert

11 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE

Monday, Aug.15

4 pm LW Cabaret Entertainers

5:15 LW Pool Opening

5:30 pm LW Karaoke: 

Friendship and Memories

6:30 pm Studio Cafe

7 pm SB Planning Committee: LIVE

8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:

Richard Hastings

9 pm LW ABBA Tribute Concert

10:45 pm LW Clasic Car Show

11 pm Black N White Knights Band

LW Concert

11:55 pm LW Theater Club

Face Painting

Tuesday, Aug. 16

4 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE

5 pm LW Theater Club 

Face Painting

5:30 pm Party to Celebrate 

Belated Birthdays

6:30 pm SB Classic Car Show

7 pm Studio Cafe

7:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of  the Arts

8:30 pm Cerritos Center:

Barrage 8

10 pm Abeline Concert 2022

11:40 pm LW Classic Car Show

Wednesday, Aug. 17

4 pm LW’s 60th Anniversary

with the Emperors 

4:50 pm LW Hula 2021

6 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE

7 pm McGaugh Goes West

8 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:

Lawhead Brothers

9 pm Amphitheater Concert 2021

10:40 pm LW Caberet Entertainers

*All programming subject to change

obituaries, page 15

James Edward Dix

Celebration of Life

The Dix family invites friends and neighbors to remember and celebrate the life of James Edward Dix on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2:30- 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

All are invited to share stories with family and friends while enjoying light refreshments.


In Memoriam

Helen Namysl 81

Ana Ortega 59

Mary Martin 97

Michael Goodin 85

Ndenyl Egbunike 64

Gregory Foreman 62

Maria Del Refugio Lopez 58

Susan Garrison 65

John Leonard 72

Frank Turner 80

Raul Madrid 78

Clara Wilken 91

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary

July Security Report

The following is the Security report for  July. It has been edited for brevity and clarity.


July 15, 7:42 p.m., Mutual 9

Burning plastic smell detected, no fire or smoke found at the scene. 


July 24, 10:24 p.m., Mutual 2

Report taken, coyote was not found at the scene.

July 24, 11:55 p.m., Mutual 2

Report taken, coyote was not found at the scene.

July 25, 12:35 a.m., Mutual 2

Report taken, coyote was not found at the scene.


July 1, 12:17 p.m., Mutual 8

An unknown person removed a gold chain and necklace from a cup holder.

July 1, 4:10 p.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person removed a statue from a resident’s porch.

July 3, 2:49 p.m., Mutual 11

Evidence of an attempted theft of catalytic converter was reported; no loss to the car. 

July 5, 11:40 a.m., Mutual 2

An unknown person removed shoes from the porch area.

July 6, 4:32 p.m., Pool

An unknown person removed the victim’s pants from the pool locker room.

July 6, 5 p.m., RV Lot

An unknown person removed a vehicle’s catalytic converter.

July 6, 10:49 a.m., Mutual 5

An unknown person removed the victim’s property from an unlocked vehicle.

July 8, 4:54 p.m., Mutual 14

An unknown person removed an unlocked bicycle from the carport.

July 17, 1:13 p.m., Mutual 4

An unknown person removed items from a resident’s unlocked vehicle.

July 20, 1:22 p.m., Mutual 5

An unknown person removed a resident’s property from their garden.

July 23, 8:36 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident reported an attempted theft of his motorcycle.

July 24, 8:04 a.m., Service Maintenance Yard

An unknown person removed items from the service maintenance yard.

July 27, 8:50 a.m., Golf Course

An unknown person removed papers from a golf bag that belonged to a resident.


July 15, 10:17 a.m., Mutual 15

An unknown person damaged a resident’s bicycle tires.


July 1, 6:22 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident complained about a  barking dog. Dog was found but not barking at the scene.

July 15, 6:15 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident stated another resident’s dog was acting aggressive toward their dog.

July 19, 1:38 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident’s dog was found unleashed. The owner was advised of regulations.

July 26, 11:19 a.m., Mutual 1

An unattended dog was found on a porch. Security advised the owner of rules, and  the dog was taken inside.

July 28, 7:30 p.m., Mutual 12

Resident filed complaint regarding a barking dog. The dog was found but not barking.


July 1, 8:15 p.m., Mutual 5

A resident using a scooter struck another scooter while moving in reverse.

July 2, 1:45 p.m., Mutual 5

A moving golf cart struck a parked vehicle.

July 2, 1:26 p.m., 13100 Shawnee Lane

A golf cart ran into a walkway light.

July 9, 12:20 p.m., 1381 Thunderbird Drive

A moving vehicle struck another moving vehicle in the right rear bumper.

July 13, 11 a.m., Mutual 5

A vehicle struck a stationary light standard.

July 14, 3 p.m., Mutual 2

A moving vehicle struck a parked vehicle.

July 16, 11:50 a.m., Mutual 15/Del Monte Road

A resident scraped another resident’s vehicle attempting to  pass.


July 1, 8:40 p.m. Mutual 5

A resident complained of the music coming from Amphitheater being too loud.

July 2, 2:53 p.m., Mutual 17

A neighbor heard loud banging coming from a neighboring unit. The resident was contacted and stopped the noise.

July 2, 12:07 a.m., Mutual 6

A resident complained of loud singing coming from neighboring unit. Security advised singer, who stopped. 

July 2, 6:30 a.m., Mutual 1

A resident complained of a loud TV noise from neighboring unit. Security advised neighbor, who turned the volume down.

July 6, 11:05 p.m., Mutual 1

Ongoing resident complaint of noise from neighboring unit .

July 6, 7:30 p.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing noise complaint. No noise detected at the scene. 

July 7, 3:30 a.m., Mutual 3

Ongoing noise complaint  No noise detected at the scene.

July 11, 6:56 p.m., Mutual 15 

A resident complained of noise from neighboring unit. Security advised neighbor, who   stopped.

July 17, 8:54 a.m., Mutual 2

A resident complained of noise from neighboring unit. Security advised other resident, who reduced the noise.


July 4, 8:13 p.m., Mutual 11

A resident fell while walking and was transported to the hospital.

July 4, 10:41 p.m., Clubhouse 6

A resident fell while dancing.

July 5, 7:04 a.m., Mutual 3

A resident fell while entering her vehicle, but did not require hospital transportation.

July 9, 4:18 p.m., Pool

A resident fell while exiting the spa and was transported to the hospital.

July 11, 5:08 p.m., Mutual 16

A resident fell while walking and was transported  to the hospital.

July 11, 3:31 p.m., Clubhouse 3

A resident fell but did not require transportation to the hospital.

July 13, 4:53 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident fell but did not require hospital transportation. 

July 13, 1:22 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident fell while walking  and was transported to the hospital.

July 13, 2 p.m., Mutual 12

A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation to the hospital. 

July 13, 1:36 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident fell while locking the front door and was transported to the hospital.

July 17, 12:23 p.m., Pool Area

A resident fell in the pool area but did not require transportation to the hospital.

July 17, 6:45 a.m., Mutual 8

A resident fell while walking and was transported to the hospital.

July 18, 9:25 a.m., Mutual 14

A man fell while walking but did not require transportation to the hospital.

July 27, 2:55 p.m., Mutual 2

A resident fell while walking and was taken to the hospital.

July 29, 4:10 p.m., Mutual 15

A resident fell while walking but did not require transportation to the hospital.


July 7, 9:13 p.m., Mutual 1

A resident was found wandering by another resident. Security escorted the lost resident home safely.

July 27, 12:15 a.m., Mutal 3

A resident was lost; SBPD was called, found the resident and returned the resident home safely.

July 30, 4:32 p.m., Mutual 2

A lost resident was found and  returned home safely.


July 2, 11:23 a.m., Mutual 10

Ongoing issue regarding signs posted outside of a unit.

July 3, 8:30 p.m., Mutual 12

A child was heard crying in unit with no supervision. SBPD arrived at the scene at the same time as the guardian. SBPD handled incident.

July 4, 1:57 p.m., Mutual 6

Ongoing issue with resident violating board order.

July 16, 2:11 p.m., Mutual 6

A person was found sleeping in a vehicle. The person was visiting a resident. 

July 16, 5 p.m., Mutual 2

A male engaged a main gate security staff in a verbal confrontation. SBPD was called,  and the person left the scene.

July 17, 10:17 a.m., Clubhouse 2

Residents reported a person loitering in laundry room.  The person was found by Security, and escorted off the property.

July 17, 2:45 p.m., Mutual 2

A vendor who was resting in a vehicle was reported for possible trespassing. The person left LW. 

July 17, 9:40 p.m., Main Gate

An unauthorized person attempted to gain entry into LW. SBPD was called, and the  person left the scene.

July 18, 9 p.m., Golf Course

A resident was found urinating in the golf course area.

July 19, 4:15 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident complained of harassment by another resident.

July 19, 6:09 p.m., Mutual 9

A resident believed he was being harassed in the pool area.

July 20, 5:10 p.m., Mutual 2

Unsupervised children were observed in the area. Security found the grandmother and advised her that the children must be with her at all times.

July 21, 3:15 p.m., Mutual 14

Security advised a resident advised to throw trash into the bin instead of  leaving trash next to dumpster.

July 22, 3:12 p.m., Mutual 7

Residents were engaged  in a dispute regarding over-watering.

July 22, 7:35 p.m., Mutual 1

Residents were engaged in dispute regarding over-watering.

July 23, 4:08 p.m., Mutual 7

A resident was advised not to use an extension cord across the sidewalk.

July 25, 7:36 a.m., 1.8 Acres

A resident was involved in a verbal altercation with another resident regarding dumpster regulations.

July 26, 11:14 a.m., Clubhouse 6

Ongoing resident violations regarding the use of GRF amenities.

July 27, 1:20 p.m., Mutual 7

Ongoing issue with an unauthorized extension cord on the sidewalk.

July 27, 2:15 p.m., Mutual 3

Resident dispute regarding an unknown matter.

July 27, 5:50 p.m., Mutual 2

Work being done on golf cart in carport; vendor advised, work ceased.

July 27, 11:35 a.m., Stock Transfer Office

A resident involved a staff member in a verbal dispute, SBPD was called, and the resident left the scene before  police arrival.


Paramedic calls: 161

Theft: 13

Vandalism: 1

Traffic Incidents: 7

Death Investigations: 7

Lost Residents: 3

Injury: 15

Noise Complaints: 9

Fire: 1

Pet Complaints: 5

Coyote Sightings: 3

Grand Total: 225

How to turn on closed captions

Loud televisions make up the majority of noise complaints in Leisure World each month. 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. Navigate using the Up and Down arrow buttons to the make the changes you need.

Animal Care Services

Long Beach Animal Care Services provides animal control services to Seal Beach. To report coyote activities or other animal control issues, call the 24-hour animal services line, (562) 570-7387, or go online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report. 

Remember to not enagage and give space to wild animals, strays and any sick or agressive looking animal.

Leisure World Women’s Club Nursing Scholarships was established in 1963. The club is committed to community loyalty, cultural advancement and social service. This scholarship was established to give an educational opportunity to deserving students. This year, on behalf of the Women’s Club, Joyce Craig (second from left) and Eileen Dohl (r) presented scholarships to Golden West College students Jamie Larrabee (l)  and Melissa Kittredge (second from right). These deserving students were selected for scholarships to help further their nursing careers.Those who are interested in the many activities the Women’s Club promotes, including fund raisers, table-top games, luncheons, bingo parties and monthly meetings with live entertainers, should contact Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517.

Arts & Leisure

Two Art League artists were awarded first place: Raquel Tal (l-r), 3D multi-media and Carmen Leslie, best of show; other winners were Linda Frysinger, 3D multi-media; and Marylin Jonas, intermedia/advanced and popular vote. The popular vote is based on a subject, chosen monthly and presented in any and all formats and expressing the variable skills of all artists.


Cabaret Entertainers presents Vinyl Rock this Saturday in Clubhouse 4 at 7 p.m. Vinyl Rock is an Orange County-based band that performs classic rock, pop and Motown tunes primarily from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. The band keeps the audience engaged, inviting them to participate in sing-alongs and by mingling with them on the dance floor. Vinyl Rock is sponsored by Cabaret Entertainers and is free to GRF members and their guests (over 18), who must be accompanied by the resident who invites them. Leisure suits, Fu Manchu ‘staches, mullets and big hair are welcome but not required. To keep track of the bands’ popularity, people are encouraged to sign in. All concerts are free, but tips are acceptable and greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Kathy Thayer at kathyt@lwsb.com.


The GRF Recreation Department is hosting a trip to the Pageant of the Masters’ evening performance at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The tickets are $85 and include bus fare and gratuity. The bus will depart from the Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Payment must be made at the time of reserving the seats and is non-refundable. Ticket sales/reservations will be conducted at the GRF Recreation Office in Building 5, lower level, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All payment forms are accepted. Those with mobility issues who are unable to navigate the venue without assistance will need to purchase an additional ticket for a caregiver or assistant. For further information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 324, or email events@lwsb.com.


Cribbage Club

Seven games of cribbage are played on Tuesdays in Clubhouse 1. Refreshments are served at noon and the play begins at 12:30 p.m. The club welcomes more players, who should arrive by 12:15 to be assured of a place at a table. 

Pat Blum led a high scoring week by winning all seven games played and earning her first star with a perfect score of 847. Other winners for the day were Suzanne Parks with a score of 843 in second place; Don Kramer took third with 841, while Carrie Kistner scored fourth with 839.  Alma Zamzow won six out of seven games but was out of the money. Joanne Lester celebrated her birthday by providing cake and ice cream to 48 players with the help of Donna Gorman and Carrie Kistner serving. 

The club offers lessons for beginners and those who want to brush up on the game. Partners are not needed. Everyone usually finishes by 3:30 p.m. Dues for the year are $5 with a $1 weekly contribution at the playing table. 

To join, call and leave a message with Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885, and leave your name and number. He will arrange for lessons. 

-—Marilyn Chelsvig


Photo Arts Club

The Photo Arts Club will meet on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 1:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  The assignment is to practice taking and editing photos with a camera, iPhone and/or Android.

People should also bring recent photos to share. Resource members will be available to help with specific camera or cell phone issues at the end of the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

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

—Regine Schumacher


Pinochle Club

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 the game on July 23: Gayle Golden, first place, 12,850; Donna German, second, 11,360; Tony Dodero, third, 10,640; and Don Walton, fourth, 9,040.

July 25 winners are: Nancy Wheeler, first place, 11,350; Marge Dodero, second, 11,140; Marilyn Allred, third, 11,070; and Julia Troise, fourth, 10,900.

Aug. 1 winners are: Chung He Scharschmidt, first place, 11,220; Donna Gorman, second, 10,790; Delores Cook, third, 10,440; and Julia Troise, fourth, 9,950.

Lessons to learn how to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Marilyn Allred at (562) 296-5248 or Marjorie Dodero at (562) 430-5828 for more information. 

Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

—Marge Dodero


Opera Club to screen Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Ernani’ in Clubhouse 3 

Everyone is invited to watch Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Ernani’ at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Opera club’s newest location—the Learning Center off the main meeting space of Clubhouse 3. Based on Victor Hugo’s poetic tragedy, ‘Ernani’ is the story of three men in love with the same woman, Elvira, in the mountainous Spanish Pyrenees. Club member Phyllis Orenstein, will share her research of this predicament of love and the code of honor in the 17th century.

Act One will introduce the audience to the bandit Ernani, a nobleman turned mountaineer, who is madly in love with a noblewoman Elvira who is betrothed to her uncle Don Ruy da Silva while being stalked by Don Carlos, the King of Spain.  She’ll be seen in the sumptuous surroundings of the Duke’s castle that is invaded by the King of Spain (in disguise).

Act Two reveals the motivation and strategies of all three men engaged in their singular pursuit of Elvira, after which da Silva forms a blood-sworn alliance with Ernani involving the Duke’s intercessions to spare Ernani from capture and death  by the King. The seal of this pact of honor is to be broken only by the sound of a horn.

In Act Three, Don Carlos, King of Spain, is elevated to King of the Holy Roman Empire and withdraws from both his romantic pursuit as well as his pursuit of the life of Ernani, who in turn is released to marry Elvira. The audience, however, is not let off the hook, as in act Four, the Duke blows the horn and Ernani, according to the code of honor, is called to pay the price of life/death to be followed by his everloving Elvira.

The production is in Italian with English subtitles. People are urged to wear masks for indoor events. No dues or fees will be collected. For more information, contact Beverly Emus at (562) 296-5586 or email Beverly90740@gmail.com.

—Sylvan Von Burg


Michelle Kringen, Mutual 10 resident, and her son Devin Sevilla have recently returned from their trip to Sweden where they stayed a night at the Pop House Hotel, located at the same address as ABBA The Museum. Prior to leaving for her trip, Michelle brought along the LW Weekly issue promoting the  concert for the Abba cover band and took a picture of it with her son in front of the museum. She visited friends, went sailing and had a wonderful time in Sweden.


Celebrate end of summer with Hula twice a week

Hui O Hula, the LW Hawaiian dance club, is enjoying an eventful August with a new hula and seven performances. A song named “Kaneohe” is currently being taught in class. Kaneohe is located on the windward side of the Oahu island. Dancers are learning by using their hands and expressions. 

Those who are happy to volunteer will share their aloha in hula at Alamitos West Health Care Center this afternoon, Aug. 11. They are looking forward to celebrating the wedding of two residents with the Hawaiian wedding songs and other romantic hula.  On Aug. 18, dancers will entertain for the first time after a long haul due to Covid 19 the fun group that meets at the Los Alamitos Senior Center on Thursday mornings. 

On Aug. 20, dancers and the Hui band will perform at Carmel Village in Fountain Valley; after the 90-minute-performance, they will return to LW to wish resident Lyndel Phillips a happy 100th birthday and her grandson Channing, a happy 13th birthday and celebrate Mutual 12 neighbor Laura Batoosingh’s birthday. 

Hula lessons are offered twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. For class and performance information call (562) 431-2242. Everyone is welcome.    


Chess Club

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

Solution to this week’s puzzle is first move qg8.

The white queen moves to g8, black king to g8, white rook to h8, black king to h8;  the next move by white is check mate.

The club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse  3, Room 7, from 1:30-6 p.m.


Community Karaoke

The club had a surprising karaoke night when it welcomed four new vocalists. Both Mon Cho and Gene Benitez had strong, smooth voices. Kathy Englehardt sang a beautiful “I Honestly Love You;” Michele Vallens and Arleen Cullison  had fun singing “Green Grass of Home” and “Boots Were Made for Walking.” 

Thirty karaoke singers entertained with Hawaiian tunes sung by Ren Villaneauva and Don Hamasaki. Pop hits were sung by Gerry Tagaloa, Bev Adams, Rob Illingsworth, David Noble, Sheri Vanek and Erika Greenwood. Richard Yokomi, Barbie May, Elizabeth Butterfield, Eric Voge and Vito Villamar chose down home country tunes; and Elvis songs are always the choice of Ric Dizon.  More intense songs were sung by Bob Barnum, Anna Le and Don Sunday.

Everyone is welcome for the evening of music in Clubhouse 1 on Wednesdays, beginning at 5:30 p.m. It’s a popular night for karaoke singers to take the stage and for the audience to enjoy variety of music.  There is no charge, and coffee and snacks will be available. 

Karaoke practice sessions are on Mondays in Clubhouse 6 from 1-3 p.m.

—Margie Thompson


Doo Wop Club Jackie Hildebrant (l-r), Irene Chapnick, Ben Berg at the piano, Josie DelPino and Erika Greenwood rehearse for the next “Let the Good Times Roll” show on Sept. 17 at Clubhouse 2. Save the date and get ready to sing along with club performers and dress for a disco night. Jackie Hildebrant and Ed Jablonski will co-host the show that will include song favorites from the 60s and 70s.


Duplicate Bridge

On July 28, north/south winners in the 7-table game  were Fern Dunbar and LaVonne McQuilkin with a 63.39% game; Sibyl Smith and Al Appel were second, with a 62.8% game. East/west winners were Pricilla Caillouette and Larry Topper with a 55.36% game; second were Linda Nye and Sue Fardette with a 53.57% game.

On July 29, Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson were first in the 9-table game, north/south, with the exceptional score of 69.33%. Joan Tschirki and Dave Carman were second, scoring 62.27%. East/west winners were Larry Slutsky and John Berg Jr. with a 61.11% game; Bud Parrish and Sue Fardette were second with a 56.65% game.

Partnerships in the 7-table Pro/Am game on July 30 proved to be very interesting; at least eight players were not ACBL members and their names do not appear on the score sheets. 

East/west winners were Larry Topper and Suzanne Parks with a 60.89% game; North/south winners were Patty Hansen and Joan Tschirki with a 58.11% game. 

On Aug. 1, Judy Jones and Al Appel were east/west winners in the 9-table game with a 65.82% game; second were Emma Trepinski and Dave Carman with a 53.71% game. North/south winners were Joan Tschirki and Bettyanne Houts with a 59.18% game; second were Larry Topper and Pricilla Caillouette with a 58.53% game.

Games are played on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive no later than noon to confirm their reservations. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets and/or by contacting Dan Frank at (562) 739-6441 or email danfrankcpa@gmail.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day.

—Gene Yaffee


Last minute conductor makes concert success

The Leisure World Orchestra had a successful first-ever outdoor concert at Veterans Plaza on Fri., July 29, with an impressive turnout of over 35 players, as part of the of the Life Options Expo. The conductor, Samuel Kim, was unable to hold a rehearsal on Monday of that week. The last-minute scramble led the orchestra board members and players to a substitute conductor, the sister of the trumpet player Bruce Vircks. Linda 

DeRungs from Mutual 5 has over 30 years of experience conducting choruses and orchestras as a high school teacher in th eLouisville, Kentucky area. She agreed to take the podium and the rehearsal was reinstated and was successful. DeRungs studied the program and then conducted the concert.

This was the orchestra’s first concert at Veterans Plaza, a much smaller stage than usual, but everything still came together with support from Golden Rain Foundation and Robann Arshat, Member Resources & Assistance Liaison.

DeRungs did a wonderful job conducting the orchestra, which sounded great, as an enthusiastic audience filled up the seats. The orchestra  also welcomed two new members at the event.

For those interested in classical music, the club rehearses on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., in the LW Amphitheater. Those interested in joining the orchestra should contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or email fredreker326@gmail.com.

—Fred Reker


Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents “Hadestown”

“Hadestown,” by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin, both Tony Award winners, is the most honored musical of the 2018-2019 Broadway season. “It roars off the stage with a ferocity that has not been matched on Broadway in a long while.”—Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune.

The show originated as Mitchell’s indie theater project that toured Vermont, which she then turned into an acclaimed album. With Chavkin, her artistic collaborator, Hadestown has been transformed into a genre-defying new musical that blends modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.

Following two intertwining love stories—that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone—Hadestown invites audiences on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers, and singers, “Hadestown” delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience.

The show will be held Aug. 9-21, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; on Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased in-person at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 92626, Mondays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. or online at SCFTA.org. For more information, call (714) 556-2787, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; for group sales, call (714) 755-0236.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts requires ticket holders aged 15 and older to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid or present a negative test result (at-home tests will not be accepted). Masks are not required but strongly recommended.


Discount season tickets offered for LB Symphony Pops concerts

A limited number of members are now being accepted by Jeannie Berro from Mutual 2 to join the 15-year-old discount season ticket group for the Long Beach Symphony 2022-2023 season. 

Seats are in the side loge and $95 in section 109 or $125 in section 111 for five concerts. They can be purchased at the same price for guests and exchanged for floor seats for permanently or temporarily handicapped at no extra charge. Carpools will be arranged. Downstairs dancing during the concerts is permitted.

Concerts include: Oct. 29: Remember When Rock Was Young:  The Elton John Tribute; Dec. 17: Holiday Pops with the Long Beach Camerata Singers; Feb. 25: Arrival from Sweden: The Music of Abba; March 25: Bravo Broadway!; May 20: A Night of Symphonic Rock Dance Party, featuring an all-star six-piece rock band and the Long Beach Symphony playing tunes by the Eagles, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, Journey and more.  

Visit longbeachsymphony.org to save up to 30% off single ticket prices, priority seating, lost ticket replacement and flexible exchanges (including classical concerts) at no charge, dining discount card including local restaurants on concert and non-concert nights, early access to special events and offers, and other subscribers’ benefits. 

Call Berro at (562) 284-6054 between 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Text first if possible.  


Pinochle Club

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 the game on July 23: Gayle Golden, first place, 12,850; Donna German, second, 11,360; Tony Dodero, third, 10,640; and Don Walton, fourth, 9,040.

July 25 winners are: Nancy Wheeler, first place, 11,350; Marge Dodero, second, 11,140; Marilyn Allred, third, 11,070; and Julia Troise, fourth, 10,900.

Aug. 1 winners are: Chung He Scharschmidt, first place, 11,220; Donna Gorman, second, 10,790; Delores Cook, third, 10,440; and Julia Troise, fourth, 9,950.

Lessons to learn how to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Marilyn Allred at (562) 296-5248 or Marjorie Dodero at (562) 430-5828 for more information. 

Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.

—Marge Dodero


Los Alamitos Senior Club Bingo

Everyone is welcome to bring a friend and come play bingo at Los Alamitos Senior Club on Thursdays, starting at 11:45 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Lunch will be available for $5.

For more information, call club president Teri Nugent at (562) 446-0293 or Pat Farrell at (714) 337-4575.

—Teri Nugent 


Saturday Social Bunco

The Saturday Social Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The next meeting is on Aug. 13 in Clubhouse 3 Lobby. Sign-ups start at 1 p.m., with play starting at 1:30 p.m.

The winners from the July 23 meeting are: Linda Payne, most buncos; Sylvia Zavala, most wins; Rita Visloskie, most babies; Marge Bradley, most losses; and door prize winner: Janet Audick.

For more information, call Doris Dack at (562) 356-0443.


2022 Amphitheater Movies

Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater will be shown through Sept. 16, starting at 8:30 p.m. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Minibus service will be available to take people home after the show.

The remainder of the schedule is as follows:

• Aug. 19: Dog

Sponsor: Sandra Teel Medicare Insurance; Community Legal Aid SoCal 

With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, yet, learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.  

PG-13 | 1h 41min | comedy-drama | 2022 |

• Sept. 2: Respect

Sponsors: Optum and SCAN

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career—from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom—it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.

PG-13 | 2h 25min |  musical-drama | 2021 |

• Sept. 16: Cyrano

Sponsors: Optum and SCAN 

Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles everyone with his ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay. However, he’s convinced his appearance renders him unworthy of the affections of the luminous Roxanne, a devoted friend who’s in love with someone else.

PG-13 | 2h 4min | drama-melodrama | 2021 |


2022 Amphitheater Season

The 2022 Amphitheater music festival started June 30 with a 12-show lineup at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration compex. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater. 

No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season. 

Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Food trucks will provide options for pre-event dining. The free weekly concerts start at 7:30 p.m. (schedule is subject to change).

The remaining schedule is: 

• Aug. 11: Paul McCartney Tribute, Live and Let Die 

Sponsor: Athens Services

• Aug. 18: Stone Soul 

• Aug. 25: Neil Diamond Tribute

Sponsor: Tandem Careplanning

• Sept. 1: Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart 

Sponsors: Cannon Legal Firm, 

Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)

• Sept. 8: The Long Run, Experience the Eagles 

Sponsors: MemorialCare, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)

• Sept. 15: Walk Like a Man, a Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons 

Sponsors: MemorialCare, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)


Lapidary Club

The Lapidary Club is pleased to announce that one of its talented instructors will give a dichroic glass class on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 in the Lapidary Room. The cost to make earrings and pendants with beautiful dichroic glass is $15 (includes materials). 

Those who are interested can sign up in-person at the Lapidary Room in Clubhouse 4, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or  Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. 

—Janice Friedland


Entertainment Reviews

Seen any good movies lately? Read a great book? Attended a fantastic local theater production? LW residents are invited to submit reviews for publication in the LW Weekly. 

Include all pertinent information, such as author names, location information, movie ratings, etc. 

Send reviews with your name, Mutual and telephone numbers to katyal@lwsb.com.All reviews are subject to editing for content and clarity and will run as space allows.



Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000.   Exp 1/04/2023


“Sweet Lap Cat” spayed and fully vaccinated NEEDS a loving home. Litter-box, cat pole and food available too. Contact Bruce at  949-554-8328 to visit Miss Jazzy!


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.   Exp 10/19


562-596-0559, LW DECOR INC.

Vinyl Plank/Laminate/Wall-to-Wall Carpeting. Patio Carpet-and-Tile. 40+/Years in LW. License 723262.  Exp 8/17



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

562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172.   Exp 9/28


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




Kitchen/Bathroom-Remodeling. Install Microwave/Dishwasher/Recessed-Lights/Fans/Light-Fixtures/Entry-Doors/Closets Redesigned/Cabinets-Refaced/New Windows.  Exp 8/17

40+/Years in LW

License 723262


Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336.   Exp 9/14


Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257.   Exp 8/24


562-596-0559,  LW DECOR INC.

Premium-Paints. Interiors/Cabinets/Ceilings/Exterior-Windows/Frames. Our Own Painting-Crew. 40+/Years in LW. Business License 723262.  Exp 8/17


Bel-Rich Painting.   Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131.  10/19


Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture, drywall, cabinets, skylights, gates, frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. Contractor License 1081798.  Exp 8/24



CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002.  Exp 11/02


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

UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout

All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194.   Exp 9/14


562-596-0559, Leisure World Decorators. Shutters/Blinds/Roll-Up Shades/Custom Drapes/New Sound Suppression Windows.  Exp 8/17

Window Washing


I clean Inside/Outside OR Clean Outside only and SAVE $$$. LW-Resident/Rich Livitski. (562)-600-0014. Seal Beach Business License LIV0004.  Exp 8/24



Leisure World Helping Leisure World

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



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


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.   Exp 9/14



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.   Exp 1/04/2023


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.  Exp 8/31



Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References.  Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003   Exp 8/17


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.   Exp 9/07


Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006.   Exp 8/24


Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. Business License 14206319.  Exp 8/24


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.  Exp 9/21


Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services.  Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments.  (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830  Seal Beach License14206409.  Exp 10/19


Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. Tammy Nguyen/(714)-425-4198.   Exp 10/26


In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 9/07


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

HEL0006.  Exp 9/14





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

Seal Beach Business License GRA0006.   Exp 10/26


General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425.  Seal Beach License RAZ002.  Exp 9/07


Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008.   Exp 9/07


MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A.  Exp 8/24


LeeGee Cleaning Services. Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning, Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. 7-Days Call/Text Lisa/(714)-916-7796. Seal Beach Business License LEE0004.  Exp 8/24


Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning.  Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830.  Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 10/19


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001   Exp 8/24


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident  SB License FUH0001.  Exp 9/07



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.  Exp 10/26


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


Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258   Exp 8/31


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093.   Exp 8/17

autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462.   Exp 9/28



No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan.  Exp 11/02



Your moving service, any size job.  Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618.   Exp 8/17


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.  Exp 10/12


Estate Sale – 13720 Canoe Brook Dr., Mutual 3, 18H. Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12 from 8:30-2pm. Upscale furnishings – Fabulous sofas, tables, recliners, dining set, decorative fireplace, white screen, mirrors, art, lamps and decor. Complete queen bedroom set. Tons of costume jewelry, jewelry armoire, ladies clothing (S/M), shoes (size 8). NEW kitchen appliances, holiday, garden decor. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Bus. Lic. ESD0001.


Large like-new, seldom used vintage 1980’s modern: Black Italian-leather reclining lounge chair and ottoman made by Ekornes Stressless in Norway with 25″ diameter black-wood base. $750.00/OBO. Call or leave message: 562-335-4159.


Estate Sale. 13200 Del Monte Drive, Mutual-15/Apartment-23P. Thursday/August-11th & Friday/August-12th, 9:00-Noon. Beautiful white wicker patio set, oak round pedestal dining table w/chairs, curio cabinet, floral sofa/matching love seat, vintage tiger oak buffet, vintage rocking chair, tiffany style floor lamps, excellent futon bed, bookcase, full bed, kitchen items.  Glinda Davis 714-943-1818  Seal Beach license GDD0001 PO Box 2069  Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at Marketplace Facebook. Come by and say hi.

LEISURE WORLD carport wanted

Would like to rent Carport in Mutual-6.  Contact Nancy 714-308-2223.

LEISURE WORLD carport Available

Carport Space available for rent in Mututal-10. Call Jan 707-923-1476.


Looking to rent a Carport Spot OR Carport & Storage in Mutual-12. Call 562-716-1547.

free itemS

Stamp mounts, some Showgard, good selection. Call 562-370-8935.


Electric Full-Body Massage Chair. Leave message at 714-724-2014.