LWW Translate/Vie Ed. 8-4-22

King of Rock ‘n’ Roll celebrated tonight

Tribute to Elvis

Aug. 4  |  7:30 p.m.

Amphitheater Stage

Sponsor: Financial Partners Credit Union

Matt Lewis will pay tribute to Elvis Presley tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheater.

While there are a few very good Elvis entertainers in the business, only one has been named “The Best Elvis in Vegas” by USA TODAY. 

Lewis began his entertainment career as an Elvis tribute artist at the age of 12. By his twenty-first birthday, he was headlining with the world-famous “Legends In Concert” show and has been with them for over 15 years.

He has traveled the globe and entertained closer to home at the Imperial Palace Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. 

Lewis has also appeared on the Jay Leno show, been featured on several pages of Entertainment Weekly and starred in a major feature film titled “Tears of a King.”  

He will reprise some of Elvis’s most cherished hits, including “Jailhouse Rock,” “All Shook Up,” “Burning Love,” “Suspicious Minds” and many more.

Residents are invited to celebrate summer under the stars every Thursday through Sept. 15 at the Amphitheater for free concerts. 

Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. 

Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater, which is located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration complex.

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.

Matt Lewis has been named the best Elvis tribute artist by USA Today. His show will bring the king to life tonight at 7:30 at the Amphitheater. Come early for pre-show dining with neighbors and friends. Minibus service is available before and after the show.

SBPD host an open house on Aug. 5

The Seal Beach Police Department invites the community to an open house and tour of the department as part of the National Night Out on Friday, Aug. 5, from 5-8 p.m.

National Night Out was created as a way for communities across America to come together to take a stand against crime, drugs and disorder in their neighborhoods. 

This year’s National Night Out provides an opportunity for the Seal Beach Police Department to enhance crime prevention efforts by promoting cooperative relationships and fostering community involvement.

The event will be held at the main Seal Beach Police Station located at 911 Seal Beach Blvd.  Seal Beach police are partnering with members of the community to affirm its conviction against crime and promote health, safety and personal preparedness.

The event will feature a bounce house, “Crops with Cops” Community Garden, station tours, a petting zoo, SWAT and K9 demonstrations, use of force simulator hosted by Artemis Defense Institute, helicopter arrival, and hot dogs and chips provided by Seal Beach Lions.

For more information, contact Sgt. Brian Gray, the emergency services coordinator, at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1145 or bgray@sealbeachca.gov.

Amphitheater Movie Night is Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 5: Ghostbusters: Afterlife


8:30 p.m. 

Sponsor: MemorialCare

Open-air movie night features “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” rated PG-13, Friday, Aug. 5. The adventure comedy will be shown on the big screen at the Amphitheater, starting at 8:30 p.m. Minibus service will be available to take people home after the show.

When a single mother and her two children move to a new town, they soon discover they have a connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

LW Drone Club member Bruce Reynolds took this shot of Island White about a mile offshore in Long Beach Harbor. Islands Grissom, White, Chaffee and Freeman are all named after NASA astronauts who died in training accidents. The islands are part of THUMS, which  is an acronym for a consortium of five major oil companies—Texaco, Humble, Union, Mobil and Shell—who won a bid to lease the fields from the state, agreeing to give the state and City of Long Beach a majority of the expected profits in return for taking control of the oil field. LW Drone Club members capture all sorts of interesting aerial shots at local parks and near the ocean. For information about the club, email Joseph Valentinetti at 0501042@gmail.com.

North Gate Road is Closed

Crews closed North Gate Road July 5 for approximately three months to conduct sewer work as part of the I-405 Freeway Improvement Project.

Vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured to Golden Rain Road to enter and exit Leisure World.

Sewer work is anticipated between 7 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekdays, for approximately three months. 

Crews may mobilize equipment as early as 6 a.m., and some activities may occur from 9 p.m.-6 a.m. as needed. 

Be advised that this work may be loud. 

The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen operational issues.

CIty of Seal Beach

Fleetwood Mac Tribute featured in last concert of summer at pier

The Seal Beach Summer Concert series, sponsored by the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, will hold its last concert of the summer on Aug. 10. 

Stevie Nicks Illusion, Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band, will play at Eisenhower Park at the base of the Seal Beach Pier from 6-8 p.m. 

People are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, dancing shoes and picnics, then sit back and relax to the sounds of summer. 

Seating is first come, first served. 

Concerts in the Park are free and well attended; early arrival to obtain prime lawn seating is encouraged. Use low backed chairs to minimize visibility issues behind you. Umbrellas must come down 10 minutes prior to the start of the concerts. 

No smoking is allowed in the park.

There are two sides of the park.  

Facing the ocean, you’ll find the stage to be on the left side of the park. The grass area on this side often fills up quicker, so patrons should plan on arriving earlier to secure spots on this side of the park. On the right side, there is a speaker for concert goers to enjoy the live music, but the crowd is often more spaced out and children and dogs play in between the blankets.   

Chamber staff and volunteers are not responsible for unattended chairs blankets and other picnic items.  

Patrons can enjoy any one of the food establishments in Old Town on Main Street or bring their own food and drink to enjoy.   

Curbside Parking on Ocean Boulevard is limited to those with a Summer Concert Parking Pass. Curbside parking on the left side of the park is reserved for the bands. 

The pier is at the intersection of Ocean Avenue and Main Street.

SB Police Active Shooter Drill Today

The Seal Beach Police Department will conduct an active shooter response training exercise at the McGaugh Elementary School campus on Thursday, Aug. 4,  from about 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

The goal of this training is to help prepare police officers in the event of a critical event on the campus. 

During this training exercise, the community may hear screaming or yelling, simulated gun fire sounds, exercise alerts over the amplified voice system and sirens around McGaugh Elementary School. 

Emergency response vehicles and first responders will respond accordingly for this exercise. The McGaugh Elementary School campus will be closed during the drill. Because it is summer break, no students will be on campus that day. 

Signage will be posted notifying the public of the training exercise. For additional information, visit the Seal Beach Police Department on social media @sealbeachpolice. 

2022 Paving Project

Phase 2 of the 2022 GRF Paving Project started July 18. 

Brookline Road, Scioto Road, Nassau Drive and Oak Hills Drive the next streets set for asphalt replacement. 

Each phase takes about 4-6 weeks to complete. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in construction zones. 

The GRF Board awarded a $2.6 million contract to MJ Jurado for resurfacing and slurry work on a total of 18 LW streets. 

Minibus Meeting

A Minibus informational meeting will be held today, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. 

Topics will include how to use the Minibus service and other transportation alternatives available to the Leisure World community.   

No reservations are required.

City of Seal Beach

Level 2 water restrictions are now in effect

The State of California has declared a Level 2 water supply shortage in answer to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recent proclamation of a Drought Emergency. All 58 California counties are now experiencing severe drought conditions. 

As drought conditions worsen, it is more important than ever to make sure that every drop of water counts, according to an educational outreach started last week by the City of Seal Beach.

The City of Seal Beach has amended its Water Shortage Contingency Plan to align it with California’s six standard levels of water shortage responses. According to a staff report prepared by Iris Lee, acting director of Public Works, a Level 2 water shortage would have the city notify its water customers that water use needs to be cut by 11-20%.

Level 2 restricts irrigation on non-residential turf areas; however, there are also exemptions for sports fields, grassy areas where people gather, and for watering to keep trees healthy.  It should be noted that common areas that are not specifically maintained by individual residents are generally considered non-residential.

Level 2 Water Restrictions Now in Effect

To meet the requirements of the Governor’s Executive Order, Seal Beach has limited watering schedules to Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, effective immediately.

The following water use restrictions shall apply at all times:

• The watering of lawns, landscaping and all other vegetated areas is prohibited between 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and is limited to no more than 15 minutes per station per day. Drip irrigation and hand watering are exempt.

• Do not water lawns and landscaping while it’s raining or for   48 hours after measurable rainfall.

  Do not allow excessive water flow or runoff onto your sidewalk, driveway, street, alley or gutter when watering lawns, landscaping and vegetated areas.

• Plumbing system leaks must be immediately fixed.

• Do not hose or wash down hard or paved surfaces such as sidewalks, gutters, driveways, patios, pool decks, parking areas, tennis courts and alleys, except to alleviate immediate fire or sanitation hazards.

• Wash vehicles with a bucket and/or hose with a positive shut off hose nozzle. This includes cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, boats, or trailers. The LW car wash at Clubhouse 2 uses recycled water and commercial car washes  are exempt from this regulation.

• Filling or refilling swimming pools, spas and ponds are only to be performed on designated watering days.

• All decorative fountains and water features should be turned off.

• Restaurants can serve water only upon request.

• Agrgicultural users and commercial nurseries must curtail all non-essential water use.

• Commercial, industrial and institutional properties are prohibited from irrigating non-functional turf, such as decorative grass, except as it may be required to ensure the health of trees and other perennial non-turf planting.

January through March typically is when most of California’s annual rain and snow falls, but this year, those months were the driest in at least a century. Despite calls for conservation, the state’s water use went up dramatically in March—19% compared to the same month in 2020.

California is in its third year of drought and virtually all areas of the state are classified as either in severe or extreme drought. Due to low water levels in state reservoirs, the state is releasing only a limited amount of water from its supplies.

Last summer,  Californians were called on to voluntarily reduce their water use by 15% by doing things like taking five-minute showers and avoiding baths, only running the washing machine and dishwasher with full loads and limiting water use for cleaning outdoor areas. Water used for farming isn’t counted. 

Leisure World is served by the Seal Beach through three master meters. The city maintains the water distribution facilities and the fire hydrants within Leisure World.

During the last drought in 2015, former Gov. Jerry Brown issued a mandatory 25% cut in the state’s overall water use, and the state water board set requirements for how much each water district had to cut based on their existing use; districts with higher water use were asked to cut more. Water agencies could be fined up to $10,000 per day if they didn’t comply.

405 Freeway Construction Update

Crews began the second phase of construction of the Westminster bridge in 2021. When the new portion of the bridge opens this summer, it will have new vehicle lanes and sidewalks.  The northbound I-405 off-ramp to Willow will be permanently closed as part of the bridge improvements, and crews will continue constructing traffic signals, striping new bike lanes and conducting drainage work in the coming months. 

SB Senior Lunch Program

Meals on Wheels OC provides a senior lunch program at the North Seal Beach Center, 3333 St. Cloud Drive, Seal Beach. Currently, Grab & Go frozen meals are available. 

Starting today, Aug. 4, a dine-in Lunch Café will be served on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon. 

Participants need to reserve in advance by calling the site at (562) 430-6079 between 8 a.m.-noon. The lunch program is open to all adults age 60 years and older.

Letters to the Editor


Food scraps and other organics laced in the trash are the potential source of methane in landfills. 

The GRF tells us to place very little food in our disposals. How about GRF/Mutuals find some out-of-the-way locations where composting can commence. 

Perhaps having a type of food repository where we members can drop off food and other organic item in each Mutual and/or GRF locations?

This might be a way where we, as a community, can help reduce methane in the atmosphere, lower landfill usage and use the compost to either fertilize our trees and grass areas and/or for the members of the Garden Club.

W. H. Smith

Mutual 15

Editor’s Note: Athens Services, LW’s new waste management provider, is partnering with LW to implement food scrap collection. In the next few weeks, green waste containers will be placed in all Mutuals in keeping with Senate Bill 1383. It mandates that Californians dispose of all landscaping waste, food scraps and food-soiled paper (100% fiber-based) into these special containers.


After a two year delay I am finally relocated to LW.  

While I am still getting settled (taking things slow and easy) I immediately developed the habit of morning walks along the interconnected sidewalk trails.  More quickly than getting settled, I am meeting people, learning their names as we greet each other along the trail.  It is refreshing!

This morning was a little different because I got distracted as I watched the garden crew trim the rows of short trees along the walkway adjacent to Seal Beach Blvd.  I took a lengthy pause to watch the team sculpt the trees in the way artists create statuesque works, giving attention to little details in order to reach perfection. These gentlemen deserve huge recognition.  I  also thank  the Foundation for their efforts to maintain our LW park.

Dee Scioaraffa

Mutual 1

Celebrating Centenarians—George Koehm

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

by Randy Koehm

special to the LW Weekly

George Koehm was born on the family farm in Greenfield, Illinois, on Nov. 6, 1922. It was not until he was in high school that the farm was electrified, and they purchased their first tractor (no more plowing with a team of horses).

When George left the farm, he went to work as a surveyor for the railroad in Douglas, Arizona, as well as Leadville, Colorado.

When the war broke out, he went to enlist, only to be told he had tuberculosis and was classified 4-F. 

After a short respite, he went to San Francisco and enlisted in the Merchant Marines to do his part for the war. He served both on a tanker and a cargo ship in the Pacific theater. 

After the war, he shipped out on the Great Lakes for a short time.  

He then met the love of his life, Selma Marcy, on a blind date. 

They married and worked a small farm near Greenfield and started a family. 

First was Sally and a couple of years later, George (Randy). 

They took a leap of faith and moved to California. Shortly after moving, he was hired on with the new Delco-Remy battery plant in Anaheim, where he spent his career and retired as the quality control lab manager. After retirement, he and Selma traveled to Europe, Asia and Australia. 

They enjoyed boating at “the river” over the years and moved to Bullhead City where they enjoyed going out on Lake Mojave. In 1999 life brought them to Leisure World. 

While in Leisure World, George and Selma enjoyed many activities especially the dances. Selma passed away in 2011 at the age of 92. They were married for 62 years.  

In addition to their two children they have three grandsons and three great grandsons.

Did You Know?

• The U.S. has the highest absolute number of centenarians in the world with 97,000 living in the country, according to World Atlas. The number of centenarians worldwide is estimated to reach 834,000 by 2050.

• The majority of centenarians, 85%, are women. Scientists still don’t know why women outlive men on average.

• Studies show the oldest adults have qualities in common, including positivity, a strong work ethic and close bonds with family, religion and the countryside.

• There are more centenarians in the midwest and northeast than there are in the south and west, most likely due to access to better healthcare. This could also explain why those who live in larger cities are more likely to live to the age of 100 and over.


GRF Special Elections

Editor’s note: Two special elections to fill two vacancies—one in Mutual 11 and one in Mutual 16—on the GRF Board of Directors have been scheduled in August. Unopposed candidates are Edward Jablonski, Mutual 11, and Janet Isom, Mutual 16. The following instructions will assist residents of those Mutuals in casting their ballots.

Mutual 16 Special Election

Mailing Your GRF Ballot

For the ballot to be counted, the inspectors of election must receive it on or before noon on Aug. 5.

You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 10-11 a.m. on Aug. 8. 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 Aug. 8 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. GRF members are welcome to observe the counting process.

Candidate for GRF Board of Directors Representing Mutual 16:

Janet Isom—incumbent

Mutual 11 Special Election

Mailing Your GRF Ballot

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

You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 10-11 a.m. on 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 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:

Edward Jablonski

GRF Special Board of Directors Meeting


Mon., Aug. 8,  11:00 a.m.

Clubhouse 4 /livestream

The Special Board of Directors meeting is for the purpose of ballot counting for the special election to elect a representative to GRF Board from Mutual 16.  Shareholders from all Mutuals may attend meeting and observe the ballot count.  Shareholders may submit the “What is Your Question/Comment?” form above right in advance or at the meeting to address the GRF Board.  

Complete instructions are included on the form.

1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

3.  Pledge of Allegiance 

4.   Announcements

5. Shareholder/Member Comments

NOTE:  Foundation members are permitted to make comments before the business of the Board begins.  Requests must be registered in advance of the meeting and comments are limited to four minutes.

6. Commence Counting Process for Mutual 16 GRF Representative

7. GRF Board Meeting Recess

8.  GRF Board Meeting Call to Order

9.  Announcement Results of Election Process for Mutual 16 GRF Representative

10. Adjournment 

GRF Special Meeting—What Is Your Question/Comment?

Do you have a question, comment or a suggestion for GRF?  In order to expedite the proceedings of the GRF Special meeting on August 8, 2022, any member present who wishes to comment or ask a question on any matter is requested to fill out this form.  This will allow the Board to prepare a response, if necessary.  Submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, to the attention of Ms. Carol Levine, Corporate Secretary, or Ms. Tia Makakaufaki, Executive Coordinator, as soon as possible. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention Tia Makakaufaki.

NAME _____________________________________________________________________

(Please print)

ADDRESS ________________________________________ MUTUAL ____ APT _______

PHONE NO. ________________________________________________________________

Subject of question, comment or statement which I intend to offer is:




Member comments are limited to:

• 4 minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers

• 3 minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers

• 2 minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers

The Special Meeting of the members will be held on 

Mon., Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 4 and livestreamed

GRF Meetings 

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

Thurs., Aug. 4 GRF Board Executive Session

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon. Aug. 8 Mutual Administration Committee

Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 10 Security Bus and Traffic Committee

Conf. Room A/virtual 1 p.m.

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.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Aug. 4 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/Zoom  9 a.m.

Mon., Aug. 8 Mutual 9

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.

Tues., Aug. 9 Mutual 16

Conf. A/Zoom  1 p.m.

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

Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9:15 a.m.

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.

Wes., Aug. 17 Mutual 5

Conf. Rm B/Zoom 9 a.m.

Wes., 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.

Passport Photos

Passport photos can be taken at the Copy & Supply Center in Building 5 from 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Two photos cost $10. 

For information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 345. 

Residents can also recycle batteries at the center.

Street Sweeping

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

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Women’s Golf Club

Forty-five women golfers were challenged to score chip-ins during the Women’s Golf Club’s weekly tournament on July 26.  Seven golfers chipped the golf ball from the fairway directly into the hole with three of them scoring a chip-in on hole No. 9. The group also competed for the lowest gross and lowest net scores in each flight.

The flight winners were:

Flight A:  Low gross: Janice Turner, 28;  low net: Lisa Kim, 24; chip-in: Lisa Kim, hole No. 9.

Flight B: Low gross: Sally Park, 26; low net: Grace Choi, 22; chip-ins: Susie Kim, hole No. 3, Sally Park, hole No. 4, Hailee Yang, hole No. 5 and Pam Krug, hole No. 9.

Flight C: Low gross: Helen Yoon, 30;  low net: Neva Senske, 24; chip-ins: Betty Regalado, hole No. 4 and Helen Yoon, hole No. 9.

Flight D:  Low gross: Sue Elliott, 35; low net: Connie Yang, 27.

-Dale Quinn

The LW Pickleball Players Club will offer a free beginner lesson on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m. on the pickleball courts behind Clubhouse 2. Jim Thomason will be the instructor for new players and the Pickleball Players Club will loan paddles and balls. The free classes are held on the second Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact President Linda Evenson at (561) 577-3283 or email lwsbpickleball@gmail.com. 

Men’s Golf Club

The second Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament of the month was played on July 27. Three groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores (gross score minus handicap), plus two circle holes (shots within a 5 foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1658-yard 18 hole-par 54 course, that tests all who play.

Scores and winners of the last 3 tournaments are now available. Results will be posted at the starter shack bulletin board as they become available.

A total of 49 golfers teed off and played 18 holes. There were only eight circle hole winners but a remarkable 57 birdies. Closest to the pin on the second hole was Hyon Shinwtug, and Gene  Archambault on hole No. 11. The lowest gross score was carded by Dong Kim at an even par-54 and the lowest net score was Sam Williamson at 49.

All golfers are responsible for their tee box divots and ball marks on the greens. Golfers are asked to repair their own marks, plus one more. 

The next men’s tournament will be on Aug. 10 and then every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. Those who planned to play in any tournament and cannot, should contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. Golfers should arrive 10-15 minutes prior to their scheduled tee time and be ready to play.

-Dave LaCascia

Men’s Golf July 22 and 27 Results

On July 22, 11 golfers of the Leisure World Golf League contested the 4,000-yard, par-62, David L. Baker Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley.

 It was a sunny morning, but with the dampness and humidity expected for an overcast morning. Baker is a short in length, and as an executive course uniquely has more par 3’s then par 4’s and no par 5’s. Its numerous sand traps, small undulating greens, and water hazards challenges everyone. With good playing conditions 10 of the 11 scores were at or under par and the course yielded eight 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: Larry Hillhouse, a terrific 11 under 51, plus three birdies, fewest putts, and closest to the pin on the 130-yard par-3 hole No. 12; second: tie between Gene Vesely (plus a birdie and closest to the pin on the 100-yard par-3 hole No. 3) and Gary Stivers, a well-played 5 under 57; third: tie between Chris Lankford (with a birdie) and Clay Fischer, and very good 3 under 59; fourth: Sam Choi, a hard-earned 2 under 60, plus two birdies.

B Flight: First place: Digna Vesely, a very nice 12 under 50; second: Fujio Norihiro, a really good 10 under 52, plus a birdie; third: Ron Jackson, a sweet 4 under 58, plus fewest putts; fourth: William Hillhouse, a fine even par 62; fifth: Bob Munn, at 1 over 63.

On June 27, 11 golfers from the Leisure World Golf League played at the 6,000-yard, par-71 Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. The weather was initially sunny with warm conditions. As the morning progressed the temps got warmer, and the winds kicked in. 

The course is being better maintained better than in years past. The greens are in good shape but continue to be a bit weedy. Most concrete issues have been repaired and sprinklers are running trying to green up the bare spots. With the decent playing conditions it was unforeseen that the course permitted only six of the 11 rounds to be at- or under-par, but surprisingly, with its great length, yielded five birdies.

A Flight: First place: tie between Clay Fischer (with a birdie), and Jim Goltra (with two birdies and closest to the pin on the 140-yard, par-3  hole No. 4), a very nice 6 under 65; second: Larry Hillhouse, a well-played 4 under 67; third: Gary Stivers, a nice 3 under 68, plus a birdie and tie fewest putts; fourth: Gene Vesely, a good 2 under 69, plus a birdie; fifth tie between Fujio Norihiro (tie for fewest putts), Chris Lankford (with a birdie), and Sam Choi.

B Flight: First place: Digna Vesely, a really good 3 under 68; second: Bob Munn, a hard-fought even par 71; third: Lowell Goltra.

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

Bocce Ball

After a successful spring season, Bocce Ball began its summer league on July 30 and will continue until Sept. 15.  New teams have been formed and some teams have changed to leagues on different days. 

Last week the GRF presented Bocce with 2,000 pounds of crushed oyster shells to resurface and level the court. Bocce is very lucky to have the likes of David Brito, Dennis Bedford, Rod Osgood, Steve Erdrich and Gene Vesely who spent three days in the hot sun leveling and pounding the court. 

Because of its popularity and coupled with friendly competition the group now plays four days a week on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday.

Those who are interested in learning more about Bocce can visit the court to watch league play or ask questions.

–Terry Thrift

religion, page 10

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 is at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

The Book of “Devarim,” Deuteronomy 2:31-3:22, is considered a review of the journey from Mt. Sinai until Moses’ final address to the Israelite people. They are reminded of the consequences of the betrayal of the spies, resulting in the extended 38 years of wandering in the wilderness. In the final verses, Moses explains to Joshua that the victories they have won are evidence of God’s allegiance to Israel and the imminent conquest of Canaan.

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.

First Christian Church

First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the holy Bible. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.     

Message From the Pastor 

In 2 Thessalonians, the apostle Paul admonishes church members in Thessalonica.    Members were refusing to work and sitting idly for the return of Christ, ignoring the example set by Paul and others who acted in a disciplined manner in accordance to traditions. Paul speaks bluntly, writing “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.” Pastor Bruce Humes will explore the spiritual implications and how this doctrine applies today.  

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, there will be a special performance from Sandy Carlson.

Saturday services are more contemporary with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment.  Saturday service time is 9:30-10:45.

Midweek Studies

Pastor Gary Whitlatch 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.

 Scripture of the Week

“Because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known my name. he shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation,”  Psalm 91:14-16. 


The church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125. 

For more information call (562) 431-8810.

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.  Hymn Sing is on the fourth Sunday night of the month in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 6 p.m.

Sermon for this week: A  common experience for those in their senior years is to catch a reflection of themselves and realize they look just like their father or mother. Generational influence can be a blessing or a curse. King Ahaziah was afflicted by a legacy of evil.  1 Kings 22:51-53 is the beginning for Pastor Chuck Franco’s message in the “Legacy of the Kings” series on Sunday, Aug. 7.  

Bible Study: Session 6, titled  “Cartouche,” in the “Wild Places” Bible study reminds learners that God’s provision and rescue is the only rescue.  There is a brief video, followed by interactive teaching and discussion.  

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

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

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Mymon  will lead hybrid services on Saturday,  Aug. 6, 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 week’s Torah portion is Devarim from the book of Deuteronomy. In this Torah portion, Moses recounts the Israelites’ episodes from their 40 years in the wilderness. 

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 can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at (562) 212-8681.

The course of study is the Old Testament. Personal reading should be those chapters in Psalms not covered. The study for the week of Aug. 8 covers Psalms 1-2, 8, 19-33, 40 and 46.

Buddha Circle

Buddha Circle will meet on Aug. 6, 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. 

Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in  his teachings. 

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

LW Baptist

Communion will follow LW Baptist’s  worship on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. This week’s theme is “Saved by Grace.” 

The Christian Women’s Fellowship Club will meet on Monday, Aug 8.  in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, to continue its Bible study series titled  “Serving God with all Your Mind.” The Energizers group will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 10,  in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 3 p.m.  to hear the latest missionary reports and a study on Psalm 27. 

Call (562) 430-8598 for more information.

Redeemer Lutheran

The theme for Redeemer Lutheran’s service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. is “Living a Faith-Filled and Faith-ful Life.”  LWers can join the worship-filled celebration and share the word and communion in the sanctuary, 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration.  

For more information about the service or the work of the  church, please don’t hesitate to call us at 562-598-8697. 

Community Church

This week, Community Church  study a passage in  Luke’s Gospel about hearts, treasure and being awake. There is a feeling of anxiety throughout to which Jesus says “enough,  there is a different way.”

Those who are exhausted and want to know if there is a better way, are invited to join Community Church on Suday, Aug. 7, at 9:50 a.m.   

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

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

Faith Christian Assembly

Faith Christian Assembly prayerfully sends Pastor Sheri and Gary Leming off on their travels to South Africa, where Pastor Sheri will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Grace International Dream Big Women’s Conference on Saturday August 6 at Faith Centre Ministries International in Malvern, Durban. 

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Pastor Gwyn Vaughn will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Communion service as well as the 5:30 p.m. service. On Sunday, Aug. 14 Pastor Curt Cornelius will return to the pulpit for both services. Faith Christian Assembly looks forward to hearing from these men of God as they bring a rich, Bible-based word.

Weekly Sunday service times are 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Wednesday Bible Study is  at 11 a.m. Call the church office for the most updated schedule information.

To receive a free newsletter and more information on the church, contact the church by calling (562) 598-9010, emailing contact@fcachurch.net, or visiting www.FCAchurch.net.  

Community, page 15-18

Sunshine Club

Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick will speak

GRF Executive Director Jessica Sedgwick will speak at the Sunshine Club’s meeting on Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. 

Sedgwick stepped into her role on June 22. GRF recruited Sedgwick from her position as the general manager of San Bernardino County’s Ontario Ranch, which is California’s top-selling master-planned development. 

Sedgwick, a UCLA graduate, holds two of the highest community management certifications, and has qualified for the examination necessary to gain the field’s most prestigious designation, Professional Community Association Manager.

In her new position, Sedgwick supervises approximately 170 employees who maintain miles of streets and infrastructure, a 2,500-seat Amphitheater, and multiple clubhouses in the mile-square community. In fact, Leisure World is virtually its own city, hosting a library, 24/7 security, newspaper, bus system, pharmacy and a 16,000-square-foot healthcare facility.

Sedgwick has also inherited many new improvements, including an upgraded and enlarged fitness facility, plus an  expanded its swimming pool. LW also built a second performance venue, an Internet-wired learning center and game room, and refurbished its arts studios and wood shop.

There will be four speakers at the Sunshine Club this week including Sedgwick on Aug. 5  Sandra Teel will speak on Aug. 12, CEO of CruiseStar.com Patrick Webb on Aug. 19, and Dr. David Park from Optum on Aug. 26.

All residents are welcome to join this meeting. The Sunshine Club requires no membership fees, but donations are welcome.

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

Y service club

The end of an era: Service club votes to dissolve on July 14

By Maureen Habel

LW Contributor

President of the Y Service Club of Leisure World Dianne Hart reported that the club’s board of directors voted unanimously to dissolve the long-standing organization on July 14. Despite recruitment efforts, the club has been unable to attract enough younger and able-bodied volunteers to carry out its mission. Although service clubs have long been recognized as a vital part of community life, participation in such activities has been steadily declining nationally. 

For nearly four decades, the Y Service Club has helped thousands of residents with common non-professional tasks they are no longer able to do independently and safely. The goals of the club were twofold: to provide direct voluntary service to shareholders on request; and to financially contribute to local YMCA projects focused on youth programs. To accomplish their fundraising goal, Club members sponsored wonderful pancake breakfasts, organized monster rummage sales, and most recently conducted trivia contests that attracted many enthusiastic participants. Voluntary donations for services were also used to support YMCA projects. 

The club’s service request phone numbers have been removed from the LW Weekly. 

Remaining club funds will go to support local YMCA programs. Those wishing to contribute to youth programs can do so by contacting local YMCA organizations. 

The club thanks Leisure World residents for their generous support through the years and encourages all residents to continue to help their neighbors where they see a need.

American Latino Club

Next meeting will be on Aug. 11

The American Latino Club will meet on Thursday, Aug. 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon. The lunch will be two slices of pepperoni pizza or mushroom pizza with bell peppers; green salad, one ice cream cup, soft drink, plus coffee or tea for $10 per person.  People can order two pepperoni slices, or one pepperoni and one vegetarian. Those who order two vegetarian slices must pay $12. Call Carmen Edwards at (562) 431-4257 to order and pay before Aug. 8.

-Amy Walker,


Life Options Expo

The GRF Member Resources Department hosted the fifth annual Life Options Expo on July 29 in Veterans Plaza and Clubhouse 4. Residents could meet representatives from different organizationsnow available in Leisure World or in the Orange County area to help enhance their quality of life. The booths had information for the residents as well as games, prizes and take-home bags. Later in the day, residents attended presentations from Seal Beach police on fraud and scam awareness, senior food assistance programs from the OC Health Care Agency, and Alzheimer’s and brain health by Alzheimer’s OC organization.Residents were able to enjoy live music throughout the event from the LW Orchestra and the Velvetones jazz band. The Sunshine Club donated a basket that included a $195 spa treatment package, which was raffled off during the  City of Seal Beach Police Officer Bruno Balderrama’s presentation. Joanie Jianto from Mutual 15 won the basket.

Humanist association

Robert Richert will speak on Sunday

The Leisure World Humanist Association will meet on Sunday, Aug.  7, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 10:30 a.m.  The speaker will be Robert Richert, artist, author and award winning toastmaster speaker.

Richert will speak about how most of the American public, and even many biology teachers, are unaware of the robust fossil evidence in support of the evolution of life on earth. Although defeated in the courts time after time, Creationists and supporters continue attempts to insert the belief into public schools. Today’s conservative Supreme Court could upend these precedents, which would result in the undermining of quality science education.  In his one-hour long PowerPoint speech, Richert will briefly address Creationist objections to the fossil evidence for evolution, and present numerous dramatic examples demonstrating the evolution of various animal life forms over a vast time period. He will show how how small, deer-like and wolf-like animals gradually evolved into partially aquatic creatures similar to otters, and eventually into modern whales.  

Richert is a dynamic speaker, and his visuals are always exciting. All are welcome to join.

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. 4

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. 5

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. 6

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

8 pm LAUSD

Sunday, Aug. 7

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. 8

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. 9

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. 10

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

Republican Club

By Brian Harmon

LW contributor

The LW Republican Club’s planned speakers for the coming months include Congressional candidate Scott Baugh, State Senate candidate Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen, and Assembly candidate Diane Dixon. 

Baugh’s credits include:

• California Assembly Republican Leader from 1999-2000.

• California Assemblyman, Representing Western Orange County from 1995-2000. 

  Chairman, Orange County Republican Party from 2004-2015.

• Chairman, Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership.

• Board member, George T. Pfleger Foundation. This foundation helps fund environmental research and other projects from health matters to drug addiction.

• Founding Trustee of the Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County, serving the communities of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.

• Founding Chairman of the OC Marathon Foundation. This organization has trained over 40,000 grade schoolers on nutrition and exercise.  

• Founding Board Member, Angel Force, USA (suicide prevention for Veterans).

• Owner of  Scott Baugh & Associates Business Law Firm.

He is married to Wendy Baugh and live in Huntington Beach with their son, Jackson.

Assembly candidate Diane Dixon is the immediate past president of the Association of California Cities-Orange County. She is a current member of the regional council of the Southern California Association of Governments and a board member of Orange County Council of Governments.

Dixon has been an active member on several philanthropic community-based boards of directors for nearly four decades, including United Way Orange County, YMCA, public television, USC Board of Councilors and Alumni Association, educational institutions, child service agencies, and health-related organizations.

Dixon spent 30 years as a senior executive at a Fortune 300 public company, where she was responsible for the company’s global communications, marketing and financial communications, and corporate philanthropy. She managed the intersection of business and government, forging connections among business, government, communities, and nonprofit organizations.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts with honors in political science from the University of Southern California.

She has been married for 46 years to Pat Dixon, a career prosecutor who currently serves as special counsel to the Orange County District Attorney. Diane and Pat’s daughter, Colleen, is a former prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. Colleen and her husband, Graves, are the parents of Diane and Pat’s three grandsons.


The Republican Club hospitality and information booth will be open every Monday in Aug. from 11 a.m.-2p.m. in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 near the gym.

   The club meets every third Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.


Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW Weekly

During the Democratic Club’s membership meeting, Mariann Klinger bookended her presentation on the history of patriarchy in America by quoting Congresswoman Liz Cheney, saying “Let it not be said that the dedication of those who love freedom is less than the dedication of those who would destroy it.”

This now oft-repeated quote came from Cheney as she wrapped up the last in a series of live hearings investigating last year’s attack on the U.S. Congress. She, in turn, was quoting Ronald Reagan’s great ally, Margaret Thatcher.

Klinger followed the quote with a review of the history of patriarchal power in America, beginning with the founding fathers who left women out—along with everyone else who was not white, land-owning and male.  After tracing the progress made in the 19th and 20th century, she went on to highlight a sampling of dangerous anti-feminist rhetoric. 

As an example, Klinger pointed out that a Supreme Court justice is quoted as recently saying that the constitution does not prohibit discrimination against women. In discussing the recent court decision overturning Roe v Wade, she reported that Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall and Patrick Henry all viewed abortion as a private matter in a 1792 case.

In answer to her own question about what can be done, Klinger suggested club members should consider going door-to-door to get out more voters.  She also urged the club to resume a voter-education program, this time for all Leisure World residents. Her third recommendation was to have members call all senators from all parties to press for movement on the Equal Rights Amendment.  The 24/7 Capitol switchboard number is (202) 224-3121.  Be ready to ask for the members of the Senate by name.


The LW Democratic Club’s monthly club meetings are now scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  The meetings will also be accessible 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.  

Weather permitting, the SBLW 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 through September.  The booth will be open on both Tuesdays and Thursdays during October.

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 by emailing democraticclubsblw@gmail.com. People are asked to  include their full name, address phone number, as well as party affiliation.

The Golden Age Foundation honored 13 office volunteers and seven phone volunteers who support the Leisure World Mobility Aids Program. The program, which operates Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m., loans rollators, transport chairs, wheel chairs and front wheel walkers to  Leisure World residents.  Last year over 1,100 people were helped by  these dedicated volunteers.  People can visit the Mobility Aids office on the first floor in Clubhouse 6 to meet the volunteers in person or call (562) 431-9589.

Paws, Claws and Beaks meeting will be held in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area on Thursday, 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. 

The Senior Peace Club has changed the day of its meetings to the first Thursday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. This was done to secure Room 9, which is larger with better air circulation than the previous meeting room. The next meeting will be on today, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. 

The speaker will be Olaina Anderson of Moms Demand Action. She will discuss how people can get involved in bringing about sane gun laws to protect school children and everyone from rampant gun violence.

Anderson joined Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America when it was created after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she began her teaching career in 1999, the year after Columbine, and says she “always had a lesson plan and an escape plan.” When Sandy Hook happened, Anderson was a  stay-at-home mom to her two-year-old daughter, so school safety wasn’t a daily personal concern. However, gun violence was still too close to home with the Salon Meritage (mass shooting in Seal Beach in 2011) shooter being caught just two blocks from her home. Those two events motivated her to join and eventually lead the Orange County Moms Demand Action local group. 

Anderson currently lives in Seal Beach with her husband who is an emergency medicine physician and her daughter who attends middle school in Los Alamitos Unified School District, where she volunteers and serves on the PTA Board.

Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of  “mothers and others” fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence in America. They take a multifaceted approach to gun violence prevention by passing common sense gun safety laws, electing gun sense candidates, working in communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership, and educating the public about gun safety. 

Wearing masks at the meeting is strongly encouraged.

For more information, call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040.

Orange County Fair

Entertainment, animals, food and rides featured this year

The Orange County Fair is one of Orange County’s biggest annual events, drawing thousands of people to the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa for food, fun, music, and games.

The OC Fair dates runs through Sunday, Aug. 14.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s OC Fair from concerts and special events you won’t want to miss to fabulous fair food to feast on to all the ways you can save money with weekly discounts, and more. 

For a full OC Fair schedule, visit ocfair.com or download the 2022 OC Fair app. Advance tickets are required, no fees, and capacity is limited.


• Comedy hypnotist Mark Yuzuik, nightly in Plaza Pacifica.

• The Magic of Frank Thurston, daily in OC promenade.

• Roving entertainment including Dragon Knights Stilt Show, Red Light Brass Band and Ellas mariachi group (limited run), daily throughout the fairgrounds.

• Community entertainment featuring local music groups, dance troops and more, daily on three stages.

• Tupua Polynesian dance group, nightly in Plaza Pacifica.

• Live music, nightly in Baja Blues

• Latin music and dancing, nightly in Hussong’s Cantina;

• Performance of taps, 6 p.m. nightly at Heroes Hall


• All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, daily in Plaza Pacifica.

• Animal judging and displays, daily in Livestock.

• Great American Petting Farm, daily near Green Gate.

• OC Fair’s resident animal educators, including pigs, goats, cattle, chickens, rabbits, peacocks and sheep, daily at Centennial Farm


• Cow milking, daily in Millennium Barn.

• Food preservation, chef’s tips and more, daily in OC Promenade/Culinary.

• Camel dairy, limited run in livestock.

• OC Vaulting horse acrobat, ics, limited run in livestock.

• Wine talks and pairings, daily in The Courtyard.

• Crafts and handmade goods, daily in Home Arts & Collections Gallery.


• Produce and floral competitions, daily at Centennial Farm.

• Woodworking, quilting, table setting, baking and more,  daily in Home Arts & Collections Gallery and OC Promenade/Culinary.

• Cal Fresh exhibit featuring the state’s crops, daily in OC Promenade.

• Fine arts and visual arts competitions, daily in Visual Arts Gallery.

Things to Know 

Before You Go

The fair is open Wednesday-Sunday, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on weekdays (Wednesday, Thursday) and 11 a.m.-midnight weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

General admission is $12 on weekdays (Wednesday, Thursday) and $14 general admission on weekends (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). 

Tickets for seniors 60-plus and kids 6-12 are $7 all days.

Parking is $10 for cars and motorcycles and $20 for buses and limos.

Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance with no fees on ocfair.com. Fairgoers should make sure to get tickets for special days and group adventures now, with limited capacity days could sell out (in 2021, 17 out of 23 days sold out).

Performances in Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and Action Sports Arena during fair-time include same-day Fair admission. Tickets are on sale now. For more information visit ocfair.com.

Unlimited ride carnival wristbands are available this year for $49. The one-day wristbands can be used Wednesdays and Thursdays, must be purchased or redeemed by 5 p.m. and include unlimited rides and two free games; guests can ride and play from 11 a.m. -8 p.m. 

Carnival ride and game tickets can also be bought online now and are $1.25 each. Tickets required for each ride range from two to 14 tickets and games require between two and eight tickets each. For more information on this year’s rides and games, visit the website.

Joyful Line Dance

Joyful Line Dance meets every Thursday upstairs in Clubhouse 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  The club provides Leisure World residents an opportunity to improve their physical, social and mental well-being while dancing along to the music. 

The Joyful Line Dance class has multiple leaders who take turns leading the class. Noly Anglo is a new leader and has brought a  fresh, new style of  dance to the class. Other class leaders include Albert Comia, Connie Peck, Caryn Lynn Stel, Kelly Johnson, Anna Derby, Chung Cha Lewis, George Pinada and Sunny Kim.

 For the safety and health concerns, classes are limited to a first-come, first-serve basis for 35 people. Face masks are strongly recommended. Exercise shoes are required. Anyone who comes to class in sandals or flip flops will be turned away. 

All residents are welcome. There is no membership or fee required to join.  For more information, text (562) 301-5339.

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.

obituaries, page 18

Ron Yaffee


Ron Yaffee  passed away peacefully on July 27 at home under hospice care due to cancer. 

He had been very active in several organizations during his 32 years living in Leisure World.  

He was an executive in business for over 39 years, but his second profession, elementary school teaching, was what he enjoyed most.

Ron was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather; he was married to Gene over 71 years.

He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.


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


The obituaries deadline is Friday at 4 p.m., prior to the desired Thursday publication date. 

Obituaries that are received later than Monday will go in the following week’s issue.

Email obituary notices to laurieb@lwsb.com with photos attached as jpg files. People may also drop off photos to be scanned at the LW Weekly office. 

The first 250 words, plus one picture, are free to publish in the newspaper; each additional word is 25 cents. 

For more information, call (562) 430-0534, ext. 801, or email laurieb@lwsb.com.

Health, page 20, 23

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. 4: Baked turkey ziti, whole grain roll, green beans with pimentos; fruit cocktail, turkey, ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus three bean salad.  

Friday, Aug. 5: Rosemary chicken breast with creamy garlic sauce; macaroni and cheese, seasoned broccoli, chocolate pudding, chicken caesar salad with lettuce, cheese, croutons, caesar dressing and crackers.

Monday, Aug. 8: Homemade meatloaf with mushroom gravy, and garlic and chive mashed potatoes; peas and carrots, oatmeal cookies; tuna salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad. 

Tuesday, Aug. 9: Barbecue chicken leg and thigh, oven roasted potatoes, seasoned broccoli, pears with cinnamon, spinach salad with chicken, mandarin oranges, cranberries, feta cheese,  vinaigrette dressing and crackers.

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Baked ham with honey glaze sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, seasoned green beans, banana, roast beef and cheese sandwich with spinach, tomato and pickle; plus carrot and raisin salad.


The LW Wa-Rite group recorded a 19.5 pound weight loss for the week of July 22. Kathleen Hessley was this week’s biggest loser with a recorded weight loss of 4.5 pounds.

Jeanette Williams gave a presentation on how to relax and lose weight. 

Wa-Rite meets on Friday mornings from 8-8:45 for weigh-ins, and the meeting begins at  9 a.m. People must present GRF ID to join meeting.

LWer completes 150 mile challenge

Leisure Legger Club President Tom Pontac recently completed a 150-mile virtual challenge.

Pontac continues to stay active in a sport that he dominated since his first marathon at the age of 42.  

Despite being over 86 years old, a cancer survivor and living with Parkinson’s Disease, he lives up to his motto that “Old age isn’t for sissies.”

Pontac invites all residents to join the Leisure Leggers walking club each Monday morning at 8 a.m. outside Clubhouse 6. 

–Jeanne Pontac

LW Bike Club stopped for coffee at Maya Hotel in Long Beach. Join the club for a ride on Sundays (with breakfast) to El Dorado Park, or on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The group meets at the North Gate at 9 a.m. Everyone must wear a bicycle helmet and safe shoes. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for more details. In response to several requests, the club is starting a group for slower riders. Contact Lucy Czra at (818) 209-5075 for more information.

The Joy Walking and Jogging Club enjoyed their picnic. For more information about the club, contact (562) 713-2919.

Due to the Ballet Fitness Class’s increasing popularity dancers have started using the back of chairs and door railing to practice because ballet barres are full.

Ballet Fitness

Class has been changed to a different meeting time and day

Due to the heat, the Ballet Fitness Class will halt its workout classes at Veterans Plaza on Thursdays. The class will now be held on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. after the initial ballet class from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 6.

 Instructor Mel Lockett teaches traditional ballet steps and movements and Jojo Weingart leads the workout class, which includes  calisthenics as well as stretches for flexibility and balance.

LWers must wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes. All are welcome to join the class.

Call (562) 252-9676 for more information. 

Laughing for the Health of it!

Bev Bender will lead her “Laughing for the Health of It” class on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at  1:30 p.m. in the  Health Center Conference Room. 

LWers are invited to leave their troubles outside and  have fun laughing with others. Bender encourages the class to embrace positivity by laughing and being playful. People will leave feeling more energetic and with a smile on their face. 

Masks are required. Bender  is a gerontologist and a certified Laugh Leader.

-Bev Bender



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


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 8/10


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


Part-Time/Seasonal Candy Maker for Seal Beach Toffee Company.  NO-Experience-Necessary Exp 8/10.  Business License 1605736.  Email sealbeachtoffee@gmail.com


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. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard,  #116. (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


2001 Yamaha Golf Cart “Woody” $4,000/OBO. Leave message at 562-787-0928.


Pride Victory Scooter recently serviced $750.00. Call for more information 714-943-1818.


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 8/10



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. 13344 El Dorado Drive, Mutual-8/Apartment-192E. August-4th & August-5th, 9:00am-2:00pm. Generations of collectibles. Pair of candelabra crystal candle sticks, mahogany coffee table, 3-piece entertainment center, China hutch, quality bedroom set, armoire, clean full-bed, silver plate pieces, Hummels, vintage decorative picture frames, microwave, toaster oven, ladies clothing (size-small), fashion jewelry, kitchenwares. Rattan love seat. 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. (Please be Patient: Lots of stuff to look at in this one-bedroom apartment. There will be a line to get inside).


Looking to rent 1 or 2 bedroom unit in Leisure World. 562-965-5524.


Looking for carport storage ONLY anywhere in LW. Contact Danny 714-356-7056

free item

Queen Mattress & Box-Spring available.  Call 562-795-9151.