Board extends mask mandate
by Kathy Thayer
assistant recreation manager
As the old joke goes, do you want the good news or the bad news first?
Let’s go with the good: As of this writing, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Orange County has dropped below 300 as have the hospitalizations. Similar drops have held steady in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, as well. The delta variant appears to have run its course, and there have been no new reported cases in LWSB for over three weeks.
With this favorable report, many clubs that had suspended their reservations plan to reopen in October. However, out of an abundance of caution, the GRF Board voted Sept. 28 to extend the mask mandate for another month. That means that everyone must wear a mask while inside of all Trust Property. The vote was 10-6 in favor of the mandate.
While the board did not ask staff to further restrict reservations or activities, this means everyone, including club performers, will need to wear a mask in the clubhouses. This includes the weekend dances, the karaoke groups or parties, and all club dances and performances.
The mandate also includes all GRF offices; the Fitness Center; table tennis, pool and game rooms; inside the golf shack; and the woodshop.
Some clubs may choose to postpone performances until the mandate is lifted. If they do, they need to contact the Recreation Office as soon as possible to cancel and reschedule.
GRF is not prohibiting the serving of food at events, although individual groups may choose to forgo food or provide only individually packaged food.
With COVID-19 boosters being in the news, staff is often asked if the GRF will be offering them in conjunction with Optum. Currently, only a few distribution sites are cleared for a third inoculation, but the HCC does intend to provide the vaccine once it receives the green light from the government. In the interim, those over 65 and/or the immunocompromised may receive the booster at any chain pharmacy, free of charge, as long as their second injection was at least six months ago.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 431-6585, ext. 398.
Worldwide supply chain disruption is impacting LW
Pandemic-related shortages are continuing to plaque GRF projects, such as the pool reconstruction, and the Purchasing Department, which has had to stay nimble to keep needed items in stock.
Cool weather is coming, and GRF Purchasing Manager Julie Rodgers knows there is a greater demand for ovens and range tops in the fall and winter, when LWers want to cozy up in their units. But she has exactly two in stock right now, with no deliveries on the immediate horizon.
“We are struggling. Factories have stopped production on our standard white-and-black ovens, delayed delivery of refrigerators and cooktops, and even LED bulbs are in short supply,” said Rodgers, acknowledging that delays, product and labor shortages and rising costs continue to confound businesses of every size all over the world, including the GRF.
There’s a worldwide supply chain disruption. Manufacturers are grappling with a shortage of building materials and are more selective in what they are producing; labor shortages are backing up deliveries; and the Port of Los Angeles is the busiest it’s been in its 114-year history as people buy more online than ever before, according to port officials last week.
This affects Leisure World in significant ways. The pool project continues to see delays directly attributable to a lack of needed parts. Plastic drains, pipes and other parts are increasingly out of stock. Purchase orders issued in June have come back with November delivery dates, according to Rodgers.
She has been diligently working with her suppliers to keep up inventories. “They are supportive of us,” Rodgers said, “but their hands are tied, too.”
LW has specific needs that are challenging. The older buildings have size constraints that are harder to meet in this world of McMansions.
Manufacturers aren’t producing as many smaller appliances, so Purchasing has had to be creative to keep up with demand.
“We are looking into substitutes for products that are no longer manufactured or are just not available,” Rodgers said. “And I’m reaching out to new suppliers.”
Service Maintenance is also doing its part by making sure ovens and other LW appliances are kept in good repair, according to Facilities Manager Ruben Gonzalez.
No one knows if this will be an extended period of disruption or if factories will catch up with demand, and ships will work through the backlog of deliveries.
But as of this week, a record 75 cargo ships—carrying almost 500,000 containers—are sitting off the coast, stretching all the way to Huntington Beach, according to K-Cal 9 News. They are waiting to be offloaded.
Once unloaded, a shortage in truck drivers is hampering getting goods to warehouses, which in turn must grapple with low inventories and an inability to meet customer orders.
Leisure World and the rest of the world is seeing first-hand how interconnected economies are, with delays and shortages in one place rippling out nearly everywhere.
Here is one scenario from a Sept. 23 New York Times story titled “The World is Still Short of Everything”:
“A shipping container that cannot be unloaded in Los Angeles because too many dockworkers are in quarantine is a container that cannot be loaded with soybeans in Iowa, leaving buyers in Indonesia waiting and potentially triggering a shortage of animal feed in Southeast Asia.”
The holidays are coming. Normally, the peak demand for trans-Pacific shipping begins in late summer and ends in the winter, after holiday season products are stocked, according to the NYT story.
But last winter, the peak season began, and it has not yet ended. And that ongoing peak is morphing into the seasonal holiday rush—reinforcing the pressure on factories, warehouses, ships, trucks and businesses.
That pressure is already filtering down to LW.
So the takeaway for residents: Be patient, buy holiday gifts early, and rest assured that GRF staffers are working hard to keep supplies stocked and projects progressing.
Get your shot next Thursday at drive-through clinic
2021 Flu Shot Clinic: Oct. 14
Sponsored by Optum
Optum’s drive-through clinic will be held in the Clubhouse 4 parking lot on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Here’s what you need to know:
• Bring a consent form filled out upon arrival to the flu clinic. Consent forms are available online at lwsb.com, on any Minibus, at the Health Care Center and at the Recreation Office in Building 5.
• Bring a GRF picture ID and insurance card to the clinic.
• Wear a short-sleeved or sleeveless shirt.
• Wear a face mask or covering.
• Come at the assigned time for your Mutual (see chart, right).
• There will be traffic control to accommodate people in cars, and carts, as well as on scooters, bikes and foot.
• If your primary care doctor works at an Optum location, you can get your flu shot. There is no copay.
• If your primary care doctor does not work at an Optum location, then you can get your flu shot if you have Original Medicare and are not a Medicare Advantage patient. There is no copay.
• If you are a Medicare Advantage patient and your insurance card does not have Monarch Healthcare on it, you will have to pay $40 cash. Contact your doctor for information.
• People who have mobility issues can use the Access bus. To make an appointment, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379.
• There will be an on-call bus available Oct. 14 for immediate passenger pickups from 7:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m., but this service will be subject to delays of up to 30 minutes depending on demand. Call (562) 431-6586, ext. 379, for the on-call flu clinic bus on that Thursday ONLY. Minibus passengers are required to wear masks.
Mutual Vaccination Schedule
The following are appointment times for all Mutuals on Oct. 14. To help with traffic control, residents are asked to adhere to the following schedule, if possible:
Mutuals 4 and 11 8-8:45 a.m.
Mutuals 1 and 17 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Mutuals 10 and 14 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Mutuals 2 and 16 10:15-11 a.m.
Mutuals 12 and 15 11-11:45 a.m.
Mutuals 3 and 5 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Mutuals 6 and 7 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Mutuals 8 and 9 1:15-2 p.m.
For people who must miss their scheduled appointment time, flu shots will be given from 2-3 p.m.
Streets to close ahead of car show
The Annual Classic Car Show is the showcase event for the City of Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, with over 500 classic cars on display all along Main Street. On Saturday, Oct. 9, the following streets will be closed as a result of this event:
• Main Street between Pacific Coast Highway and Ocean Avenue
• Ocean Avenue between 10th Street and 8th Street
• Central Avenue between 10th Street and 8th Street
• Electric Avenue between 10th Street and 8th Street
On the day of the show, the streets will close at 5 a.m. The cars will enter the show via Ocean Avenue, Central Avenue and Electric Avenue starting at 6 a.m. The show is open to the public from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. When the show is over, streets will reopen.
Parking for the general public will be on the grounds of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons station. Entry to the Naval Weapons Station parking area is on Seal Beach Boulevard, south of Pacific Coast Highway (Liberty Gate). Do not go to the Naval Weapons Station Main Gate or to the Navy gate at Westminster Avenue and Kitts Highway.
Due to COVID-19, no shuttle service will be provided from the Naval Weapons Station to Main Street.
People who want to drop off passengers should do so at the corner of Electric Avenue and Main Street, continue south on Electric Avenue to Seal Beach Boulevard, and park at the Naval Weapons Station Liberty Gate.
For additional information, contact the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce at (562) 799-0179.
OC Fire Authority
It’s a fire safety violation to prop open certain doors
On Aug. 10, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) conducted a fire safety inspection of all GRF recreational facilities.
Propping fire-rated doors open with wood, plastic wedges or professionally installed door stoppers is a fire safety violation, according to the inspectors.
Fire-rated doors are designed to hold back fires for up to two hours. By propping open these doors, fires could easily spread to other areas in a matter of minutes.
Fire-rated doors are labeled with a metal strip on the hinge side of the door.
These doors are typically installed in gathering rooms, stairwells, kitchens and offices with exits toward hallways. They are always equipped with an auto-closing device such as a hinge or device mounted near the top of the door.
The GRF must comply with this safety regulation as it will incur a $250 fee for every violation. OCFA inspectors conduct re-inspections to ensure compliance.
All door stoppers have been removed from fire-rated doors in all recreational facilities.
The OCFA is scheduled for a re-inspection this week. Residents should not prop open doors and are thanked for their cooperation. For more information, contact GRF Safety and Emergency Coordinator Eloy Gomez.
SB Police Report
An elderly male riding a mobility scooter sustained severe injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle on Sept. 29 at about 3:38 p.m., according to a report from the Seal Beach Police.
The collision occurred near the intersection of St. Andrews Drive and Church Place. Police blocked St. Andrews Drive for more than an hour to make way for emergency personnel and for an accident investigation.
The initial investigation revealed that the man was riding a mobility scooter when he was struck by a passing vehicle. The man on the scooter sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local trauma center for treatment. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. No other vehicles or pedestrians were involved, and the driver of the vehicle was uninjured.
This is an ongoing investigation; anyone with information is asked to contact Traffic Investigator Officer Ed Pastor at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1661, or email@example.com.
See “Traffic Safety,” page 8, for tips to keep safe.
Closing the Digital Divide
The Orange County Board of Supervisors recently approved spending over $2.4 million to provide iPads for older adults and help bridge the digital divide. Data plans, training, technology support and a subscription to an online platform of virtual classes will be included.
“When the pandemic hit and in-person activities were limited, technology and the Internet proved to be critical tools for students, employees and anyone wanting to access health care or even ordering essential items,” said Chairman Andrew Do, First District Supervisor. “COVID-19 exacerbated social isolation, especially among our seniors. To help bridge the digital divide, we are providing our community with the resources necessary to safely stay connected.”
The iPads come in response to the goals outlined in the State of California’s Master Plan and are part of a new program for older adults to help them stay connected through technology and reduce social isolation.
Older adults who reside in Orange County and are at risk for isolation may apply to receive an iPad, which also comes with training to help them learn to use their new device.
“These iPads are a great tool and open doors to a variety of ways older adults can engage with others in their community,” said Supervisor Katrina Foley, Second District. “Orange County has more than 600,000 seniors and providing the technology for our most vulnerable to stay connected while staying safe is a way to improve their quality of life.”
In addition, OC has contracted with a company called GetSetUp, an online learning environment for older adults to connect and share with peers in small intimate classes. Older adults may now apply to receive a free iPad, with a data plan included, as well as training to set-up the devices and access to an online subscription for virtual classes by calling the Orange County Office on Aging at 1-800-510-2020 or (714) 480-6450; devices are limited.
Legal Opinion on Signage on Trust Property
GRF does not have the right to compel LW clubs to remove signs that some might find offensive, even if the signs are posted on Trust Property.
Generally, communities such as Leisure World have wide latitude in regulating the common area, i.e., Trust Property, and may enact rules that are reasonable.
In 2017, the scope of common area regulation was narrowed when the state Legislature amended the Davis-Stirling Act to grant owners the right to participate in certain protected activities on the property, including political activity (Civil Code Section 4515).
Under the law, associations may not prohibit certain specified activities related to the subjects of politics, education or association governance; protected activities include inviting candidates for public office to speak on the common area property, using the common area for assembly, and canvassing or distributing literature [Civil Code Section 4515(b)].
GRF may lawfully prohibit speech and signs on Trust Property that are abusive or profane, and GRF does that through its Code of Conduct.
Under state law, GRF cannot demand clubs remove signs that are not inherently profane. This includes the political signs that triggered recent letters to the editor and GRF Board. One sign, which said “The Democratic Party has taken God out of America,” has been on display for several weeks on a club’s tent near Clubhouse 6. While some found it offensive and expressed their outrage, the sign was not inherently profane, according to legal opinion.
Signage used by various clubs and organizations are not endorsed by the GRF Board. The GRF Board is allowing the signage on Trust Property under the letter of the law.
Copy & Supply
Passport photos, notary service are available in Bldg. 5
The Copy and Supply Center in Building 5 next to the Security Decal Office, offers copy, notary and passport photo services to residents for a nominal fee.
Copy service costs 13 cents per color page; 8 cents, black-and-white; passport photos, $10 for two photos; and notary, $15 per signature (by appointment only).
The center also has small flags, emergency kits, batteries, flashlights and other items from the Purchasing Department for sale. Batteries and light bulbs can be recycled at the center.
For more information, call Copy & Supply at (562) 431-6586, ext. 345.
ID Renewals at Stock Transfer
GRF members are required to have GRF photo identification cards for access to amenities, all transfers (membership, removing/adding someone on title, replacing lost certificates, etc.), and to be a candidate for GRF or Mutual board representation.
The Stock Transfer Office issues IDs , which expire every five years, in a rotating schedule. Residents will need to bring their expired ID cards. Expiration dates are located on the right side of ID cards.
No appointment is needed. People can stop at the Stock Transfer Office on the ground floor of the Administration Building. It’s open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (The office is closed Wednesdays.) Masks are required.
Lost or stolen cards can be replaced by completing a Certificate of Lost ID form in the Stock Transfer Office.
There is a $20 replacement fee, which can be waived if there is a police report that can be verified by the Stock Transfer Office.
The LW Library is open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For more information, call (562) 598-2431 or email LWLibrary@lwsb.com.
Letters to the Editor
In the LW Weekly (Sept. 16), Mutual 15 resident David Harlow wrote in the Letters to the Editor section to go to the Internet and enter “Has the Democratic Party rejected Christians?” He then asked us to read the search results. My goodness, one could replace the word “Democratic” with Republican and get the same negativity.
What comes next? Each party sitting on opposite sides of the central aisle of their place of worship? The same religion having two buildings on the same property, one for each party? GRF deciding to kick out all members of one of the two parties? Makes my heart cry!
Perhaps David should go to his religious source, the Bible, and take to heart Jesus’ view of forgiveness/turning the other cheek. Can we not all just get along?
W. H. Smith
This letter is in response to David Harlow’s letter (Sept. 16). As you suggested, I did look up “has the Democratic Party rejected Christians.” The answer is no.
Oh, there are some slanted so-called news notes that indicate some Americans have that opinion, but its opinion, nothing that is based on actual fact, no surprise there.
As for the Constitution, the Bill of Rights’ First Amendment, it is clearly also not the case.
The First Amendment to the Bill of Rights is quoted it in its entirety here:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; of abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
My husband and I moved into LW three years ago with the expectation of a pool for me to exercise in and a lapidary area for him to work in.
The pluses to date are wonderful neighbors and friends, some of whom were born in other countries and have a different skin color than we have.
The displeasures are the lack of a pool. I am disabled now to the point I could not use it.
I am also displeased by the lack of use of the lapidary for a long time, after which it was not remodeled per request.
I have lived a few years shy of a century and have not seen racism rear its ugly head as it has for the past 5-6 years—and it is in here as well.
Not only that, but certain political clubs and their supporters are using banners and ads to ram their political beliefs down our throats under the guise of freedom of speech.
They aim at the ignorant and the gullible and disgrace us all with a banner the size of the sail on a small sailboat.
As so often happens, I believe that the solution to the Republican sign controversy resides with pocketbook issues.
What does it do to our resale/property values when a sign, clearly visible from the traffic light, tells prospective buyers that about 50 percent of them are not welcome in our community?
The following information is from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Driving is a key to independence from the moment people get their first license. Most drivers want to hold onto that key for as long as they safely can.
Physical Changes and
Most older people have a lifetime of valuable driving experience. For these reasons, decisions about a person’s ability to drive should never be based on age alone. However, changes in vision, physical fitness and reflexes may cause safety concerns. People who accurately assess these changes can adjust their driving habits so that they stay safe on the road, or choose other kinds of transportation.
The following information, developed by the USAA Educational Foundation, AARP and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, outlines the physical effects of aging, as well as tips on coping with them so that you remain a safe driver for as long as you can.
Good vision is essential for good driving health. But as people age, they experience declines.
Symptoms of declining vision include problems reading highway or street signs; recognizing a friend from across the street; seeing lane lines and other pavement markings, curbs, medians, other vehicles and pedestrians, especially at dawn, dusk and at night, and discomfort at night from the glare of oncoming headlights.
What Can Be Done?
People should wear prescribed glasses and make sure it’s a current prescription. Don’t rely on an old pair; replace broken glasses right away with a new prescription. Avoid eyewear with side pieces that may block vision.
Drivers should not wear sunglasses or tinted lenses at night. This reduces the amount of light that reaches the eyes and makes driving much more hazardous.
Don’t darken or tint car windows. Avoid driving at dawn, dusk and night. People who are extremely light-sensitive should check with an eye doctor to see if that can be corrected.
Clean windshields, mirrors and headlights and make sure headlights are correctly aimed when conducting a car inspection. Cars with larger dials and easy-to-read symbols are helpful. Turn brightness up on instrument panels.
People should sit high enough in their seats to see at least 10 feet of the road ahead of them. This will make a big difference in reducing the amount of glare from opposing headlights at night. Use a cushion to elevate car seats. Also, look to the lower right side of the road when there is oncoming traffic. Some vehicles have rearview mirrors that automatically filter out glare.
People who are 60 or older should see an eye doctor every year to check for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other conditions associated with aging.
Diminished strength, coordination and flexibility can have a major impact on people’s ability to safely control their cars.
Symptoms of decreased fitness include:
• People who have trouble looking over their shoulders to change lanes or looking left and right to check traffic at intersections.
• People who have trouble moving their feet from the gas to the brake pedal or turning the steering wheel.
• People who have fallen down once or more in the previous year.
• People who walk less than one block per day.
• People who can’t raise their arms above their shoulders.
• People who feel pain in their knees, legs or ankles when going up or down a flight of 10 stairs.
What Can They Do?
With a doctor’s approval, do stretching exercises and start a walking program. Walk around the block or in a mall. Also, check health clubs, YMCAs, senior centers, colleges and hospitals for fitness programs geared to older people.
People should get examined by a doctor if they have pain or swelling in their feet, or pain or stiffness in their arms, legs or neck. A doctor may prescribe medication and/or physical therapy to help alleviate pain.
Eliminate the driver’s side blind spot by adjusting side mirrors.
People should keep alert for sounds outside their cars. Limit passenger conversation and background noises from the radio and stereo.
Watch for the flashing lights of emergency vehicles.
Sit at least 10 inches from the steering wheel to reduce the chances of an injury from an air bag in the event of a collision. Remember to always wear your seatbelt.
Driving requires dividing attention between multiple activities and being able to react quickly to situations that often arise without warning. Use these tips to help stay safe on the road and protect other drivers and pedestrians.
SB Animal Care Center
Models wanted of the pet variety
Has your dog been waiting for that walk down the runway? Has your cat been waiting to be discovered as the star they know they are? It is now their time to shine!
Enter them into the 2022 Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC) Calendar Contest and find out if they are on their way to colossal stardom. It is only $1 to enter, and votes start at $1 (five vote minimum). You enter and vote for your best friend, and then encourage your family and friends to cast votes for them. People can vote as many times as they want. Be sure to read the rules before you enter! The deadline is Oct. 22.
The top 13 dogs and top 13 cats (with the most votes) will be showcased in the 2022 SBACC Dog Calendar and the 2022 SBACC Cat Calendar. The first-place dog and first-place cat will appear on the covers. Based on winning votes, seasonal photos may not fall on the desired month. For example, if you come in fourth place, your winning month will be March, despite having submitted a holiday-specific photo. If you have questions or problems entering or voting, email the center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Enter
• Take a glamour shot of your furry friend. Photos must be at least 2300 x 1800 pixels at 200 dpi, and horizontal orientation is preferred; if a winning photo does not meet these requirements, it will appear in the calendar but not as a full-page image.
• Go to www.sbacc.org/Home/. Click on the “enter contest” button.
Follow the instructions to upload your picture and write your pet’s story in the “About Photo” section. What you write will appear on the calendar if you are a winner.
• Get your family, friends and co-workers to vote for your photo. Share your entry through email, Facebook and other social media sites to encourage everyone to vote for your pet.
• Winners will be announced via social media and email.
• 2022 Calendars will be for sale mid-November online and at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.
All proceeds from this calendar contest will go to the care of the dogs and cats at the Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC).
SBACC is a nonprofit no-kill animal shelter committed to finding permanent, loving homes for all the animals that come into its care. The staff of dedicated volunteers ensures that the animals are kept as comfortable as possible until they can be placed in new adoptive homes.
CAP Food Program
Free food is available in Leisure World to eligible residents who are 60 years or older through Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), which has a monthly distribution site by Clubhouse 4. The next food distribution will be Oct. 21.
Every third Thursday from 9-11 a.m., qualified people receive 40 pounds of food, including canned fruit, vegetables, meat, rice, juice, cereal and more.
Eligible seniors must live in Leisure World, be at least 60 years of age and meet income guidelines as follows: up to $1,354 a month for one person; $1,832 for a two-person household; and $2,311 for a three-person household. To sign up, bring a photo ID and proof of income (Social Security/SSI statement, letter or bank statement or paycheck stub). People who are unable to apply themselves or pick up the food may send a proxy to act on their behalf with appropriate ID.
For more information, contact Roberta Arshat in GRF Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or email@example.com.
Notification of proposed changes to GRF Governing Documents
Per the action of the GRF Board on Sept. 28, in accordance with Civil Code §4360, Notice of Approval, the Board hereby provides general notice to all Shareholders/Members of the following proposed changes to GRF Governing Documents. All Shareholders wishing to comment on the proposed changes may submit comments by either emailing them to the attention of the GRF Board Executive Coordinator or mailing comments to: Golden Rain Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beal, CA 90740, Attn: Proposed Document Revisions. Reference the name of the governing document on any correspondence. All comments will be copied to the Board for review and consideration. The Board will take final action relative on these documents at its regular meeting on Nov. 23.
70-1429.02-1 Golf Course Rules
The following rules will be posted and are to be observed by all players:
1. The golf course is for Authorized Residents (A/R) only. No visitors are permitted.
2. Each person playing golf must have his/her own clubs.
3. All players must come to the starters’ window and register for each round of golf.
4. Practice, prior to the opening of the golf course in the morning, shall be confined to the designated greens adjacent to Golden Rain Road. Players are not to practice when the practice greens are closed for grounds maintenance, during rain, when frost is on the ground, or at any other time when such practice will be injurious to the turf.
5. Players must use a tee in the teeing area.
6. Players must repair all ball marks on the greens and replace divots.
7. Players may not play more than one ball.
8. Practice pitching to any playing green is not permitted. This includes the practice putting green, except as provided in Rule 4 above.
9. Slow players must permit faster players to play through.
10. Retrieving of golf balls from the lake is not permitted.
11. The golf course starters have full control of play on the course at all times.
12. Golf style athletic shoes must be worn on the golf course at all times.
13. Players may not wear metal-spiked golf shoes on the golf course and greens.
14. Motorized carts of any kind are not allowed on the golf course.
80-5580-1, Entry Passes—Rules
All motor vehicles (e.g., golf carts, LSV, motorcycles), bicycles and pedestrians entering Leisure World Seal Beach are required to present or obtain valid and current authorization for entry before operating on Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Trust Property streets or parking on Trust Property.
Entry authorization for motor vehicles must be displayed the entire time the vehicle is on Trust Property.
2.1. An Authorized Resident is a:
2.1.1. Resident Member/Owner (RMO) who is currently not leasing their Leisure World Seal Beach (LWSB) unit.
2.1.2. Renter/Lessee (R/L) who has been approved by Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Stock Transfer and the R/L’s Mutual to reside in a LWSB residence.
2.1.3. Co-occupant who has been authorized to reside in a LWSB residence; or
2.1.4. Qualified Permanent Resident (QPR).
2.2. For an Authorized Resident’s motor vehicle, the authorization will be in the form of an authorized GRF windshield decal assigned to the vehicle.
2.3. A Visitor, Service Provider or Contract Worker must display the entry pass authorization on the vehicle’s dashboard so as to be visible through the windshield.
2.4. An Authorized Resident temporarily operating a vehicle (such as a rental car) without a GRF windshield decal must display a GRF-issued entry pass authorization from the Security Department on the vehicle’s dashboard so as to be visible through the windshield.
2.5. If the vehicle or equipment does not have a dashboard, the entry pass authorization should be securely taped to the vehicle driver’s side windshield of the vehicle.
2.6. Any Authorized Resident who enters Leisure World Seal Beach as a pedestrian or operating a bicycle or mobility scooter must present a duly authorized GRF identification card or a valid entry pass.
2.7. A Visitor or Contract Worker who enters Leisure World Seal Beach as a pedestrian or operating a bicycle or mobility scooter must present a valid entry pass or a GRF Identification card.
2.8. After entry, all visitor passes must be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard. The entire pass must be visible while parked.
3. TRANSFER RIGHTS
3.1. Resident Member/Owners (RMO) and Mutual 17 Member/ Owners eligible for entry passes under the provisions of 80-5580-3 may assign their four annual GRF-issued entry passes assigned to their unit to individuals they choose. R/Ls do not receive annual entry passes. R/Ls must call their visitors in.
3.2. No Visitor or Contract Worker may assign any other form of entry pass or parking authorization to a vehicle or a person other than to the vehicle or person initially authorized to receive it.
4.1. The photocopying or duplicating of any GRF authorized pass by any person can be construed as the unlawful taking of property and is strictly prohibited.
4.2. Any person who presents a photocopied or counterfeit GRF pass for entry into Leisure World Seal Beach may be referred for civil or criminal action for making a false representation.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards (schedule subject to change).
Thurs., Oct. 7 Presidents’ Council
Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.
Fri., Oct. 8 Mutual 3
virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 11 Mutual 9
virtual 9 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 12 Mutual 16
virtual 2 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 13 Mutual 4 (open forum, 9 a.m.)
virtual 9:15 a.m.
Thurs., Oct. 14 Mutual 12
virtual 9 a.m.
Mon., Oct. 18 Mutual 15
virtual 1 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 19 Mutual 14
virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 20 Mutual 5
virtual 9 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 20 Mutual 7
virtual 1 p.m.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.
Thurs., Oct. 7 GRF Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 8 Special ADR Committee Meeting
Admin Conference Rm 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 11 Mutual Administration Committee
Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 12 Management Services/Contract Ad Hoc
Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 13 Safety, Bus & Traffic Committee
Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 14 Communications/IT Committee
Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 18 Finance Committee
Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 19 Website Ad Hoc Committee
Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 20 Management Services/Contract Ad Hoc
Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Tues., Oct. 26 GRF Board Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Health & Fitness
New residents Joe Sooter and Kathleen Dinh of Mutual 1 join the LW Bicyclist Club. Joe has an eBike, and Kathleen works in Security. All residents are welcome to join the club’s weekly rides on Sunday (includes breakfast), Monday, Wednesday and Friday; meet at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. Helmets and safe shoes are a must. Call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266 for details.
Wa-Rite to start anew in January
Since fall and winter are known to be cold and flu season, Wa-Rite has decided to start anew with meetings in January 2022. Also, the holidays always seem to interfere with people’s weight goals; Wa-Rite members should stay aware of portion control.
People can respond to their health and body by learning to detox from viruses by eating fresh and lean foods. Good choices include spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Be vigilant of fat intake, and remember that sugar causes inflammation.
Vitamin C is great for healthy blood cells, and D3, zinc and probiotics ward off viruses. Drinking plenty of water helps to keep all of these things moving through a person’s system.
To recover from any virus, people should check their electrolytes. Drinking Lite Gatorade or Pedialyte will save a person from dehydration and brain fog.
“I know the next few months may be challenging,” says Wa-Rite President Carol Chambers. “Bottom line: work on staying healthy.”
The club plans to meet Jan. 7, 2022, at 8 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Happy Monday Get Strong
Prevent age-related muscle loss with strength training. Via Zoom, certified personal trainer and Leisure World resident Eunis “WildFire!” Christensen leads simple at-home workouts with dumbbells and stretch tubing/bands every Monday at 4 p.m. This free, interactive half-hour group class is designed to help people stay strong and healthy for years to come.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 879-1954 for registration information.
CDC recommends booster shot for Pfizer only
Studies show that after being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, protection against getting infected by the virus may decrease over time. Although COVID-19 vaccination for adults aged 65 years and older remains effective in preventing severe disease, recent data suggest it is less effective at preventing infection or milder illness with symptoms. This lower effectiveness is likely due to the combination of waning immunity and the greater infectiousness of the delta variant.
Data from a small clinical trial show that a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot increased the immune response in trial participants who finished their primary series six months prior. With an increased immune response, people should have improved protection against COVID-19, including the delta variant.
At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Pfizer-BioNTech booster authorization only applies to people whose primary series was Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. People in the recommended groups who got the Moderna or J&J/Janssen vaccine will also likely need a booster shot, pending more data on the effectiveness and safety of those shots, which are expected soon.
Thus the CDC recommends for those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine series and are aged 65 years and older, as well as aged 50-64 who have underlying medical conditions, should get a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
People aged 18-64 at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may also want to get a booster shot of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine based on their individual benefits and risks. Those who work or reside in certain settings (e.g., health care, schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters) may be at increased risk of being exposed to COVID-19, which could be spreading where they work or reside. Other occupations considered at a higher risk include first responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff), education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers), food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, U.S. Postal Service employees, public transit workers and grocery store employees.
Does that mean the vaccines aren’t working? No. According to the CDC, COVID-19 vaccines are working well to prevent severe illness, hospitalization and death, even against the widely circulating delta variant. However, public health experts are starting to see reduced protection, especially among certain populations, against mild and moderate disease.
So far, reactions reported after getting the Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot were similar to that of the two-shot primary series—mostly fatigue and pain at the injection site—and overall, most side effects were mild to moderate. As with the primary Pfizer-BioNTech series, serious side effects are rare; people should contact their primary care physicians with any concerns.
As more data becomes available, the CDC may revise its recommendations to include additional portions of the population, including those who received the two-shot Moderna series or J&J/Janssen.
To find a location that offers the Pfizer-BioNTech booster, visit www.vaccines.gov.
Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $8.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Oct. 7: Spaghetti and meatballs with marinara sauce, whole-grain roll and seasoned broccoli; maple baked pears; ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus marinated beet salad.
Friday, Oct. 8: Chili relleno casserole, Spanish rice and black beans; honeydew; chicken Caesar salad, with lettuce, cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, Oct. 11: Herb-roasted pork loin with honey-mustard sauce, au gratin potatoes and zucchini medley; pineapple and mango; egg salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus carrot-and-raisin salad.
Tuesday, Oct. 12: Turkey à la king, biscuit and green beans with pimentos; yogurt with berries; turkey and ham Cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, Oct. 13: Beef lasagna, whole-grain dinner roll, and broccoli and cauliflower; cubed watermelon; turkey, ham and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus macaroni salad.
Arts & Leisure
Doo Wop Club
Rock to the oldies on Oct. 9
Finally, after a pandemic and two additional delays, the Doo Wop Club will “Let the Good Times Roll” this Saturday night. On Oct. 9 in Clubhouse 2, Club President Frank Destra will kick off the “American Bandstand”-themed show with a special opening performance by the talented dance team of Ashley Veal and Asi Lang. Ben Berg will be tickling the ivories all evening.
“We are very excited about this show,” Frank says, “and our lineup of singers and dancers are sure to have the audience rocking in their seats!”
Martha Destra encourages guests to come early to get their seats, as there are no reservations, and to bring their own beverages and snacks. Tables will seat no more than six guests, and all guests must wear facial coverings at all times.
Clubhouse doors open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 show.
LW Golf League Results
Thirteen men and one woman of the Leisure World Golf League, plus guests Sam and Judy Kim, traveled on Sept. 24 to the par-70, 5,600-yard Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach. It was an overcast morning with cool temps. The greens, tees and fairways are well-maintained, but the course had been liberally watered overnight, so most everything was soaking wet until late in the round. The golfers were unable to completely triumph over these conditions and scoring was higher than usual. Six players were under par, but just three birdies were recorded.
All scores below are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicap is 0-20, and B Flight is over 20.
A Flight Winners: First place: Gary Stivers, a nifty 4 under 66; second: Ron Sommer, a nice 3 under 67; third: tie between Dave LaCascia and Tim Looney, 1 under 69; fourth: tie between Sam Choi and Clay Fischer, 1 over 71; fifth: tie between Fujio Norihiro and Bill McKusky. Fischer, Looney and Choi had birdies. Stivers had fewest putts, and LaCascia was closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 seventh hole.
B Flight Winners: First place: Bob Meripol, a well-played 4 under 66; second: Lowell Goltra, 1 under 69; third: Liz Meripol, 3 over 73; fourth: Gene Vesely; fifth: tie between Sam Kim, Judy Kim, Chris Lankford and Bob Munn. Goltra had fewest putts and a birdie. Sam Kim was closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 16th hole.
Guests Brian Foster and Dick Case joined 12 men and one woman of the LW Golf League at the Sept. 27 tournament at the par-62, 4,000-yard David L. Executive Golf Course in Fountain Valley. It was again an overcast morning with cool temps. It was misty on and off all morning, which kept the course wet throughout the round, especially since the sun never made an appearance. The greens and fairways remain in great shape, but the tee boxes are starting to show the season’s use. The golfers were able to partially overcome these conditions, and scoring was mostly below par, but there were only four birdies (compared to nine the last time the league played at Baker).
A Flight Winners: First place: Choi, a nice 6 under 56; second: tie between Norihiro and LaCascia, a very good 5 under 57; third: Larry Hillhouse, a well-played 3 under 59; fourth: Jim Goltra, 2 under 60; fifth: tie between Stivers, McKusky, Sommer and Ron Jackson. Jim Goltra had fewest putts, and birdies were carded by LaCascia, Choi and Jim Goltra. Closest to the pin on the difficult 140-yard, par-3 12th hole was Choi, and closest on the par-3, 110-yard third hole was Hillhouse.
B Flight Winners: First place: Vesely, a sweet 4 under 58; second: Lowell Goltra, even par 62; third: Dale Quinn, 1 over 63; fourth: Munn, 2 over 64. Quinn had fewest putts.
Friends, ladies, spouses and family are all welcome to play and/or join. The league plays at four local courses, all within 15 minutes of Leisure World. The courses are always quite full, so advance reservations with the league have become the norm, with a sign-up sheet available at each round.
There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter. If interested, contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.
In the second week of the Fall Pool League, the Fantastics moved into first place by scoring an 11-2 victory over Break’em & Make’em. Rusty Aquino was a perfect seven for seven in his matches for the Fantastics.
The Favorites bounced back from a slow start to win 9-4 over Hot Stix. Eunis “Wildfire!” Christensen and Bob Groncki both won five games for the Favorites, including both of their singles matches.
Pot Luck edged Ace in the Hole by an 8-5 margin to even their team record at 13 wins and 13 losses. Barry Chittem, the “A” player for Pot Luck, won five of his matches, including both singles in eight-ball and nine-ball. The team’s “C” player, Dennis Bedford, won four games, including his two singles.
The team 4-20 won over Go for Broke 9-4. Gary Monahan of 4-20 won both singles matches and six of his seven games to keep his team in second place.
After two weeks, the Fantastics lead with a 19-7 record; 4-20 is two games back, and Ace in the Hole is in third place, just four games behind the leader. There are 12 more weeks in the season, and with 13 point matches, things can change fast.
Joyful Line Dance class meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Veterans Plaza. Because of COVID restrictions, class size is limited to 32 people, so it’s first come, first seved. Face masks and exercise shoes are mandatory. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.
626 Night Market OC returns
The 626 Night Market is back at the OC Fairgrounds this weekend, Oct. 8-10. Inspired by the famous open-air nighttime bazaars of Asia, this festival features more than 200 food vendors, plus crafts, art, games, music and more.
The market opens at 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission to the event costs $5, but bring cash for vendors. Go to 626nightmarket.com for more information.
Betty Liberatore of Mutual 16 won $100 in the Recreation Department’s poolroom-naming contest. Billiards aficianados will be playing in what’s now dubbed The Corner Pocket thanks to the creative efforts of the two-year LW resident.
There will be a general meeting of the Shuffleboard Club on Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area outside the shuffleboard courts. Refreshments will be served.
A board member will also be at the courts every Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. for practice or free play. Courts will remain open until 11 a.m. if there is enough interest.
WC Table Top Games
Mark your calendar for Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., when the WC Table Top Games return to Clubhouse 2. Members should bring any number of ladies with them and any game they want. Anyone who does not have the game they want to play or who wants to set up a new table or join a different table should call Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240. Each person pays $1, which goes toward the charities the Women’s Club supports in Leisure World.
The club will furnish coffee and iced tea; snacks will be available. Doors will open at noon for those who want to bring in their own lunch and eat with friends.
“If you have neighbors that are new, this is a nice opportunity to bring them and let them see what fun we have,” says Krehbiel.
Because of COVID restrictions, it is mandatory for everyone to wear a mask while in the clubhouse.
Dancing Feet Club
Dancing Feet Club hosts two events in Clubhouse 2. Both events are free, but wearing a mask is required to be admitted.
Line dancing class and practice are every Monday from 7-9 p.m.
Social (ballroom) dancing is the fourth Sunday of every month from 6-9:30 p.m. Bring your own snacks and drinks; no alcoholic drinks allowed. Come dressed to impress.
For more information, contact Ed Bolos via text at (551) 998-4223 or email at email@example.com.
The LW Orchestra seeks a trombone player and a French horn player. It encourages anyone who has not played in several years to not let that fact scare them, adding that the group works with a wonderful conductor, Samuel Kim.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons in the Amphitheater with the stage doors open to simulate outdoor conditions. Those interested should contact Fred Reker at (615) 898-0669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Golf Club
Congratulations to Veronica Chang, the winner of the Women’s Golf Club President’s Cup Tournament. She won in a playoff match against Chong Hee Kim. The two golfers were tied after nine holes of play, but Chang broke the tie on Hole 11. The club extends its many thanks to Pam Krug and Sandy Derouin for organizing this yearly tournament.
There were 52 members participating in the weekly tournament on Sept. 28. The women competed for low gross, low net and chip-ins. Six members chipped the golf ball from the fairway directly into the hole, and one golfer made two chip-ins.
The flight winners were:
Flight A: Low gross: tie between Jane Song and Devora Kim, 26; low net: Janice Turner, 24.
Flight B: Low gross: Judy Kim, 31; low net: tie between Joann Lim, Marilyn Hewitt and Jee Choi, 26; chip-ins: Pam Krug (hole 3) and Helen Yoon (hole 5).
Flight C: Low gross: Sue Yokomi 28; low net: Sue Elliott, 23; chip-ins: Sue Elliott (hole 2), Sue Yokomi (hole 8) and Sun Lee (hole 9).
Flight D: Low gross: tie between Neva Senske and Betty Regalado, 36; low net: Patty Littrell, 24; chip-ins: Neva Senske (holes 3 and 4).
Bocce Ball was approved to become a LW club by the Recreation Committee on Aug. 30. Thanks to all who expressed an interest in forming the club.
The first organizational meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. in Mission Park. All players should attend and bring their own chairs. The purpose of this meeting is to nominate for and vote on the board of directors (i.e., president, vice president, secretary, treasurer).
The drafted bylaws will also be reviewed, voted upon and approved at the meeting. Players are encouraged to bring their notes and/or a copy of the bylaws, which were sent via email to those who attended the Aug. 7 event. Any bocce player who has not received a copy of the bylaws should contact Kathy Russell at (949) 293-7517.
The preliminary days of play, when tournaments dates are established, will be announced.
Guys & Gals Tournament
Mary Grieg aces hole No. 11
The Sept. 29 Leisure World Guys & Gals Tournament was played on the Turtle Lake Golf Course. Three flights of one-man-and-one-woman teams participated for best net scores, four circle holes (within a 5-foot circle) and two closest-to-the-pin challenges.
A total of 31 teams played through the early morning and into the afternoon. At the 7:30 a.m. tee time, the weather was comfortable and windless. The sun made an early appearance, and the heat rose dramatically as the day wore on. With good playing conditions, 28 of the 31 teams were net at or below par, and there were 10 circle hole winners. Notably, Mary Grieg had a hole-in-one on the 60-yard, par-3 11th hole; it was her eighth overall, but only her second in tournament play.
All scores below are net (gross score minus handicap). A Flight encompasses golfers with handicaps of 0-10; B Flight, 11-13; and C Flight, 14-18.
A Flight Winners: First place: tie between Alan Sewell and Patti Smith and James Farr and Sandy Derouin, a well-played 8 under 46; second: tie between Young Lee and Hae Lee, Bob Turner and Janice Turner, Dong Kim and Devora Kim and Bill Lyons and Pam Krug, a very nice 7 under 47; third: tie between Tom Owens and Helen Yoon and Steven Walker and Yvonne Yim, a fine 6 under 48.
B Flight Winners: First place: tie between Dale Williamson and Mary Grieg and Ron Jackson and Dale Quinn, a sweet 7 under 47; second: Hyon Shin and Sang An, a super 6 under 48; third: Dave LaCascia and Liz Meripol, a neat 5 under 49.
C Flight Winners: First place: Brian Tivnan and Patty Littrell, a remarkable 11 under 43; second: Youn Lee and Melinda Lee, a terrific 9 under 45; third: Paul Bill Zurn and Neva Senske, a fantastic 6 under 48.
Closest to the pin on the par-3 second hole was Bob Barnum and Devora Kim, while on the par-3 11th hole, it was Alan Sewell and Mary Grieg.
The next Guys & Gals Tournament will be on Oct. 20, If you are scheduled to play (check clubhouse bulletin board) and cannot, contact Alan Sewell at (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975 as soon as you know.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves. White moves first. Any answer by Black, and White’s third move is checkmate.
The solution to this week’s puzzle begins with the first move: Ne6. The White knight moves from g5 to e6, then Black pawn to e6, followed by White bishop to h6. The Black king goes to g8, and the next move by White is checkmate.
The Chess Club meets under the umbrella behind Clubhouse 3 from 1-6 p.m. on Fridays, weather permitting.
Video Producers Club member Owen Hughes recently visited America’s oldest city. You can view his “Road Trip” segment about the enchanting St. Augustine, Florida, this month on SBTV Channel 3 (Spectrum)/Channel 37 (Frontier). The schedule can be found in the LW Weekly and online at SBTV3.org.
LW Art League
The LW Art League has canceled its October meeting because of health and safety concerns and encourages everyone to stay well.
Seeking Frightful Scenes
It’s almost time to for ghosts and goblins to appear on doors and patios, as well as in living rooms, throughout Leisure World. Send photos of your spooktacular scenes to email@example.com by Oct. 21 for possible inclusion in the Oct. 28 issue.
Hysterical history show coming to CH 2
On Oct. 16, the Theater Club presents its new show, “Early American History—Hysterical, not Historical,” in Clubhouse 2 at 7 p.m.
The show spoofs some moments in our country’s early development including the landing of the Mayflower, the first Thanksgiving, the Lewis and Clark expedition, Betsy Ross creating the first flag and more. It’s history as it’s never been seen before. The comedic show will have the audience laughing as it plays out onstage and on film.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Audience members are invited to bring their own beverages and snacks. Because of COVID restrictions, guests must wear masks except when eating or drinking. The performance is free, but donations are appreciated.
LW Combined Party Bridge
The LW Combined Party Bridge Club will gather to play on Friday, Oct. 8 in Clubhouse 1. Tables will be available starting at 12:15 p.m., with play at 12:30. Members can form their own tables ahead of time or come to play with whoever shows up. Cards and score sheets will be furnished.
Lunch will not be served, but people can bring their own snacks and beverages.
Everyone who lives in LW is invited to play. Contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
LWer follows Disney’s footsteps
by Joanna Matos
The kid in me signed up for a informative day tour that had significant importance in the life of Walt Disney, a beloved man among children and adults alike. During his lifetime, he became an entertainment magnate and film pioneer and has been honored with 32 Oscars for his extraordinary achievements in film. Born Dec. 5, 1901, in Chicago, he moved to California in 1923. That year, Disney and his brother Roy started the Disney Brothers Studio, which later became the Walt Disney Company. A longtime heavy smoker, Walt died in 1966 of lung cancer.
Our tour with Good Times Travel began with a visit to the Stanley Ranch Museum, home to some of the oldest homes and businesses in Orange County. Among several buildings dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s is the Walt Disney Studio Garage.
It was relocated from its original site in North Hollywood after it was saved from demolition in 1984 by the Friends of Walt Disney, who generously dismantled and reassembled the historic building in Garden Grove. The garage was used by Walt as a studio when he came to California in 1923 to live with his uncle Robert Disney, and it was in that garage where he perfected the animation machine to produce cartoons and draw his characters.
Our motorcoach continued to Glendale, where we enjoyed an included three-course lunch at the historic Tam O’Shanter Inn. The food was perfect. The cozy Scottish Inn is located just a few miles away from the Disney Studios in Burbank, and Walt ate there so often that it was commonly referred to as the “studio commissary.” The entry walls are adorned with autographed paintings from Walt Disney Productions; our waitress pointed out Walt’s table, nestled in corner and still bearing faint drawings of his.
Next, we traveled to Walt Disney’s Carolwood Barn, a living showcase of Disney’s passion for railroading that is only open one day per month. In 1950, Disney built the Carolwood Pacific Railroad in the back yard of his house in Holmby Hills and named the railroad for the street on which he lived. The 2,615 feet of track included a 46-foot-long trestle and a 90-foot-long tunnel under his wife Lillian’s flower bed. He had a barn built where he could monitor and remotely control the switches on the track. Before the Holmby Hills home was sold, Walt’s daughter Diane Disney Miller had the barn dismantled, then donated it to Griffith Park in Los Angeles, to be shared with everyone who loved him. The barn is located inside the 1/8th-scale track, the same scale that Disney had at his home, and is filled with trains of all scales.
Also at Griffith Park is the historic carousel where Disney often had his Daddy’s Day, Saturday or Sunday afternoons when he focused on his two daughters, Diane and Sharon. This carousel inspired the much larger carousel inside Disneyland. A wooden bench with their names sits on the spot where Disney would watch his daughters.
A journey through Disney’s life wouldn’t be complete without a visit to his final resting place, the beautiful Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale. Tucked in a corner on the side of the hilltop building called the Freedom Mausoleum in a landscape of flowers and magnolia trees lies the ashes of Walt Disney, the Father of Imagineers.
Hui O Hula dancers practice for LW newcomer Aida Aquino’s (center, front) 70th birthday. Aquino moved to Mutual 1 from Chino Hills six months ago, and she has already made many good friends in the community. Her four children began planning her party months in advance. Anyone interested in booking a performance should call (562) 431-2242. The club hosts dance lessons twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. in Veterans Plaza. All are welcome.
The LW Bunco Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Anyone who wants to play is welcome to join the group on Oct. 11 in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. There is a halftime social. Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.
The winners from the Sept. 27 meeting are as follows:
Most Buncos: Mary Holder, Rose Ann McGregor, Cheryl Richardson and Cindy Zurn
Most Wins: Audrey Hutchings and Hanna Rubinstein
Most Babies: Nicole Kluever Gail Levitt
Most Losses: Doloeres Thurner and Pat Wilson
Door Prize: Joyce Ingram
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First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors.
All First Christian services, Bible studies and prayer meetings are suspended at this time.
The words from the apostle Paul to the early Roman church of believers were instructions on how believers should treat one another. He wanted them to understand that belief and devotion can come at a price. He understood that difficulties could arise that would cause them to get off track in their service to one another. He encourages them to persevere in times of tribulation. The definition of persevering is “continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty.” The NIV Bible says, “patient in affliction.”
Humans sometimes ask God, “Why do I have to go through this difficulty and trial?” The answer can be found in Romans 5:4, where Paul tells the church, “We exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance, character and hope.” It can also be an encouragement to know that the tribulations do not come as a surprise to God. And in his abundant loving-kindness toward humans, he sent a helper, the Holy Spirit. And Jesus said in John 16:33, that “in the world, you have tribulation, but in Me, you may have peace. Take courage, I have overcome the world.” In these times, the church at large is going through a time of tribulation just as that early new Roman church was. Take courage, church; in perseverance, there is much to be gained.
Scripture of the Week
“Therefore, we do not lose heart; for momentary light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4:16-17, NIV).
Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message.
This week, Community Church will return to in-person worship for those who are “masked, vaxxed and relaxed.” Community Church will still hold virtual services for those who are not ready to come back or are awaiting their booster shot.
Each week, Pastor Johan Dodge reminds everyone that the word Gospel means “good news,” and if the word of God is being used in a way that isn’t good news, then it isn’t the true Gospel.
Community Church is a place where everything is designed with the first-time participant in mind. Those who have not felt welcome in church or have never participated in church before are welcome to attend.
People can attend the service virtually @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. Those who do not have a Facebook should contact the church office for the Zoom link by calling (562) 431-2503 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time on Oct. 10. The first reading is from Wisdom 7:7-11, and the second reading is from Hebrews 4:12-13. The Gospel reading is from Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27.
Respect Life, Mission
and Holy Rosary Month
All are invited to pray the Rosary at home and join the communal Rosary before and after each Mass each day. Also, during this month people should be aware of two important collections: Dollars from Heaven and World Mission. Holy Family hopes people will be generous in support of the church’s mission, especially in promoting respect for human life.
To receive a copy of the weekly parish bulletin, sign up at https://ebulletin.jspaluch.com or https://www.jspaluch.com/Subscribe. Visit the website for more information at www.holyfamilysb.com.
The church is operating at its regular Mass schedule. Father Joseph Son Nguyen 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.
Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom with Rabbi Mike Mymon on Friday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m.
New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks by texting (714) 642-0122 or emailing email@example.com. The link will have the meeting ID and password embedded. Those who want more details or need to practice can call Jeff ahead of time. The phone number to call for those who do not have Internet service is (669) 900-9128.
To join the Zoom meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. The meeting ID is 375 251 9429, and the passcode is 8ZYy69.
The walking group meets every Monday and Wednesday at 6 p.m at Clubhouse 3, Bus Stop A.
The book club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. The group is currently reading a short story titled “Puttermesser: Her Work History, Her Ancestry, Her Afterlife” from the book “Here I Am.” The Zoom link for the meeting is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3752519429?pwd=UDREWTA1N21jaXVUZUhyQmY1U01JQT09. For more information, contact Ruth Hermann at (562) 430-3107.
Those who need to be added or removed from the misheberach list should let Darlene Rose know by Wednesday at (562) 347-8088.
Those who want to participate in games, book club or livestream services should call Jeff.
Anyone who wants to join the congregation should call Howard Brass at (562) 794-9090.
Assembly of God
The SkyWalk at Eagle Point in the Grand Canyon is a glass bridge suspended 4,000 feet above the canyon floor. Even looking at pictures of people walking on the bridge can give a person anxiety. Many people would have a hard time stepping out on something they can see through. It doesn’t make sense to some people that something transparent can support their weight, as well as all the other people walking on it. It’s a sign of a trust issue.
Pastor Chuck Franco will preach his second message in the two-part series “Where Is Your Trust?” at Leisure World Assembly of God’s service on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
Pastor Chuck will address the following questions: “Is anything or anybody worthy of our trust anymore?” “What can we really rely on?” “What if it doesn’t make sense to put our trust in something or someone?” God’s word, the Bible, reveals the answers to people’s questions, anxiety and trust issues.
Pastor Chuck leads the Bible study on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. The group is currently going through Session 5, based out of Colossians 2:16-23. This study features a short video clip of insights and teaching from Louie Giglio, with questions, answers and input from participants, facilitated by Pastor Chuck.
Assembly of God is grateful for the cooperation exhibited by members and guests by wearing facial coverings when attending meetings in person. DVDs of the worship services are available to those who wish to remain at home. Those who would like to receive a DVD can contact the church office.
To receive more information about the church, or to receive prayer, contact Pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco at (562) 357-4360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer requests can also be given to Carolyn van Aalst at (562) 343-8424.
LW Baptist Church will gather for worship on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. after Sunday school at 9:15. This week’s praise songs include “May the Mind of Christ My Savior Live in Me from Day to Day.”
Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” Jesus gives his followers lessons on applying faith in Luke 17. He discusses temptation, forgiveness, the question of how much faith is needed, and distinguishing the attitude of his followers with these words: “When you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’” Thus Jesus inculcates in his followers the desire to have the same attitude that he had.
The midweek Bible study and prayer time meets at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays in Clubhouse 3, Room 1. The women’s fellowship group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, and the men’s group meets on the first and third Mondays.
For more information, call (562) 430-2920.
The monthly St. Theodore’s Episcopal worship service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, at 12:15 p.m. Join St. Theodore’s for worship, Communion and fellowship at Redeemer Lutheran Church’s sanctuary, 13564 St. Andrews Drive.
Inspirational hymns will be offered by organist Laura Dickey.
In order to continue caring for one another’s safety and following healthcare guidance, masks and social distancing are required.
Women’s Christian Fellowship & Bible Study
The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study group will meet on Monday, Oct.11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. The group will focus on the last chapter in the “Women of the Bible” book on Priscilla.
The group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. For more information, call (562) 431-0597 or (562) 594-8100,
Faith Christian Assembly
People around the world begin a new week in many different ways. Most people would agree that the way a week begins sets the tone for the rest of the week going forward. Faith Chrisitan Assembly believes that the best way to start the week is to come to church.
People are invited to begin their week in a positive way and come to one of Faith Christian Assembly’s conveniently scheduled services on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. There will be welcoming people, beautiful hymns and an inspiring message that is straight from God’s word. If that isn’t enough, studies show that people who attend church and worship regularly tend to be happier people than those who do not. Church attendance has also been shown in studies to enhance health. Come join Faith Christian Assembly for a visit this Sunday at one of its services and invite a friend.
Pre-service prayer is held on Sundays at 5 p.m. The midweek Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Grief Share meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. Call the church office for the most updated information.
To receive a free newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit www.FCAchurch.net.
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Second bus bench is installed in front of Building 5
The Sunshine Club installed a second bus bench in front of Building 5, continuing its dedication to helping the LW community in both big and small ways.
The bench, which includes a plaque emblazoned with the Sunshine Club’s name, was donated to provide shareholders a nice break or to enjoy some fresh air.
The club’s goal has always been to help the Leisure World community, as denoted by the phrase on its banner: “Building Bridges for a Brighter Leisure World.” The Sunshine Club began in 2012 with no politics, no religion and no paid membership.
From 2013-2017, the club would raise funds through hosting annual rummage sales in Clubhouse 2, with the community’s overwhelming support until members felt it was too much physical labor for seniors.
During the rummage sales, the club voted to have the Golden Age Foundation (GAF) as its primary charitable organization. The Sunshine Club would share whatever it could with GAF, including its first bus bench donation in 2015 in front of the OptumCare building, between the pharmacy and the front entrance.
The Sunshine Club also held bus trips as fundraisers, with one or two trips per year until the COVID-19 pandemic prevented travel. However, the Sunshine Club’s donations to the GAF never stopped.
During the pandemic, the Sunshine Club sponsored the purchase of 400 face masks to distribute during the early stages of COVID in April 2020, when masks were not yet widely available. The Sunshine Club considered the $1,200 donation a neccessity to prevent the spread of COVID within the community.
Since 2012, the Sunshine Club has hosted educational speakers at its meetings to help residents learn more about different topics from GRF members and speakers from the local area.
With the exception of the first few months of lockdown, the club continues to hold its meetings via Zoom.
The Sunshine Club does not require its members to pay dues and extends an open invitation for all Leisure World residents to join its weekly meetings and participate in the question-and-answer part of the program.
The club also provides a place for LWers to check in on friends, as well as provide an opportunity to keep up with what is happening in their community.
“Sometimes we might feel like all the fun in our days have come to a halt,” Club Treasurer Loni Gardette said. “We are here to tell you, ‘not so.’”
Judy Warner, Sunshine Club officer, said she joined the club after a trip to the poppy fields in 2017. She found it to be a well-organized trip with a group of friendly people. She then started to attend meetings, where she heard from interesting speakers and learned about Leisure World activities. Warner also attended more trips with the Sunshine Club.
Sunshine Club Vice President Jean Worden said that when she first arrived at Leisure World, she became an avid reader of the LW News in order to learn more about her new neighborhood. An article about the Sunshine Club sparked her interest, so she attended a meeting. After that, she was hooked.
“Each meeting has a speaker to inform us, not only on Leisure World activities, but also on subjects of great interest in areas such as health, volunteering and various educational topics,” Worden said. “We are very lucky to be the recipients of these wonderful speakers. Come one, come all; you won’t regret it.”
The Sunshine Club can’t wait to go back to meeting in person and seeing and hugging friends and neighbors. Many members would agree that the best part of the Friday morning gathering is the opportunity to share or ask any questions about the presentation or Leisure World in general.
Both leadership and members are counting the days until the club can meet safely and enjoy coffee, snacks and in-person community again.
-Anna Derby, Rosemarie Sprague, Loni Gardette, Judy Warner and Jean Worden contibuted to this article.
American Legion Auxiliary
Now that the American Legion Auxiliary can meet again, the following meetings are scheduled for this month:
Friday, Oct. 8: Board Meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 4, at 1 p.m., members only
Saturday, Oct. 9: District meeting at the Cypress post; members only. Call (562) 594-0209 for carpool information.
Monday, Oct. 18: General meeting in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, at 1:30 p.m.. All Auxiliary members and guests are welcome to attend. The agenda is full, and refreshments will be provided by the Board.
The Auxiliary is accepting coupons for food, soap, etc. People are asked to bring coupons to the general meeting or drop them off at the poppy making meeting every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon in Clubhouse 1.
The Auxiliary is also asking for pull tabs (tabs from soda, soup, pet food cans, etc.). The tabs are collected and used to fund the Ronald McDonald House for parents of critically ill children. They may be dropped off at the General meeting or at Clubhouse 1 on Wednesdays between 10 a.m.-noon.
Christmas is coming quickly and the Auxiliary is looking for gifts of new items for veterans:toiletries, new underwear and white socks for men and women, as well as small gifts such as puzzles, games, cards, etc.
Lastly, the American Legion Post 555 serves dinner every Thursday night for a nominal cost. Call (562) 594-0209 to RSVP and get on the carpool list.
Where we live club
Monday, Oct. 18, meeting cancelled
The Where We Live Club meeting scheduled for Oct. 18 in Clubhouse3, Room 2, has been cancelled due to the continuance of the indoor mask mandate in LW. The club feels it is wiser to wait for a time when everyone can speak together comfortably.
The club is working on future agendas and exploring issues like the multiyear pool project including what went wrong and how club members can be a positive influence in preventing future costly management mistakes.
People are invited to send their ideas and comments on how they believe management can be improved to wherewelivelwsb.com. Contacting the club will subscribe people to the club’s mailing list for future announcements.
The club hopes to have a meeting in November and will announce it in the newspaper.
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, Oct. 7
4 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021
4:30 pm LW Special Olympics 2021
4:38 pm LW Sewing Brigade
5 pm Captain Joe Disappears
5:15 pm Maui Swap Meet 2018
5:31 pm LW Shakespeare Sonnets
5:45 pm Alaska/LW Radio Club
6 pm Life and Times in SB:
Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger
7 pm Vintage Car Cruise
8:30 pm Cerritos Center-Lady Jazz
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Friday, Oct. 8
4 pm Beginning of Leisure World
4:20 pm Alaska: The Final Frontier
4:30 pm Game Room Clubhouse 2
5 pm Halloween Pumpkin
5:50 pm Scary Stories with Bill & Ethel
6 pm Roy Orbison Tribute 2021
7:30 pm Vintage Car Cruise
8:40 pm LW Sewing Brigade
9 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
10:30 pm Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Saturday, Oct. 9
4 pm Head Master
4:15 pm Captain Joe Disappears
4:30 pm Rollin’ Thunder Parade 2021
5 pm Halloween Pumpkin
5:50 pm St. Augustine Road Trip
6 pm Roy Orbision Tribute 2021
7 pm McGaugh Third Grade Show
8:30 pm LAUSD
11 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Sunday, Oct. 10
4 pm SB Planning Committee
Meeting 10/4 REPLAY
4:40 pm Halloween Pumpkin
5:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
6:45 pm The Street Where I Live
7 pm Life and Times in SB:
Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger
8:15 pm St. Augustine Road Trip
8:23 pm 10/21 Albuquerque Hot
8:30 pm Ocean Perspectives:
9:30 pm Mystery at the Theater
10:15 pm Live at the Ford:
Vaud and the Villians
Monday, Oct. 11
4 pm Ghost Dance Naomi Nixon
4:03 pm Head Master
4:45 pm The Street Where I Live
5 pm Halloween Pumpkin
5:50 pm Scary Stories with Bill & Ethel
6 pm Captain Joe Disappears
6:15 pm Alaska/LW Radio Club
6:30 pm St. Augustine Road Trip
6:39 pm Albuquerque Hot Air Balloons
6:45 pm Alaska/LW Radio Club
7 pm SB City Council Meeting LIVE
8:15 pm Terry Otte & Abilene 2021
10 pm Shakespeare in the Park:
Taming of the Shrew
Tuesday, Oct. 12
4 pm Head Master
4:10 pm Mystery at the Theater
4:40 pm Beginning of Leisure World
5 pm The Street Where I Live/LW Hula 2021
5:30 pm Roy Orbison Tribute 2021
7 pm Vintage Car Cruise
8:15 pm Life and Times in SB:
Rich Harbour/Kurt Augsburger
9:30 pm Ford Theater:
Vaud and the Villians
10 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
Wednesday, Oct. 13
4 pm Ghost Dance Naomi Nixon
4:03 pm Halloween Pumkin
5 pm Mystery at the Theater
5:32 pm Game Room Clubhouse 2
5:45 pm Aliens Among Us
6 pm The Street Where I Live
6:15 pm Alaska/LW Radio Club
6:30 pm Scary Stories with Bill & Ethel
6:40 pm Vintage Car Cruise 2021
7:50 pm St. Augustine Road Trip
8 pm Roy Orbison Tribute 2021
9:30 pm Live at the Ford:
Vaud and the Villians
11:30 pm Bob Cole Conservancy
*All programming is subject to change.
Inaugural Korean CERT training class receives special vests from the Golden Age Foundation
The first Korean-speaking Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Leisure World happened earlier this year. Thirteen Korean-American Leisure World residents, plus two interpreters, graduated from the inaugural class.
A custom CERT vest was designed for the Korean speaking group to better serve the Korean-American population and increase Korean-American volunteer interest and participation. The custom vests feature a large CERT logo on the back, the word K-CERT in charcoal gray and a yellow LW-CERT logo in Korean.
The purchase of the custom vests was made possible with a donation from the Golden Age Foundation (GAF). The GAF believes it is important for Leisure World residents to understand and prepare for possible natural disasters. In the event the community might have to wait for help from first responders during an emergency for up to two weeks, it will depend on neighbors helping neighbors. The CERT program will be a valuable resource to everyone in the community during emergency situations.
CERT thanks the GAF for its continued support and for its help in making Leisure World a stronger, disaster-resilient community.
Learn the history of Care Ambulance
Flack Ambulance’s Buisness Development Manager, Bob Campbell, will be the Sunshine Club’s next speaker on Friday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. via Zoom.
All residents are welcome to join this virtual meeting. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87427954280?pwd=dExQR2dDblZSbUNkQlVoclhrajFhUT09. The meeting ID is 874 2795 4280, and the passcode is 080651.
Those who would like to get the Zoom link by email should text their name, Mutual number and email address to (562) 301-5339 no later than today, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls).
Campbell’s presentation will include a history of Care Ambulance’s 911 association with local, as well as information on Orange County EMS protocol pertaining to patient handling and special care under current COVID-19 conditions. Care Ambulance Service was founded in 1969 and has grown from a small, single ambulance, community-based service to the largest provider of quality ambulance services in Southern California.
Care Ambulance is a part of Falck Global, the largest privately owned ambulance service provider in the world. Falck is committed to saving lives. With more than 100 years of experience, Flack works with local and national authorities to prevent accidents, illness and emergency situations; to rescue and assist people in emergencies quickly and competently; and to rehabilitate people after illness and injury. Falck operates in 35 countries and has more than 37,300 employees.
Campbell is the business manager for Falck Southern California. He has been with Care Ambulance for nearly 20 years, starting his career as an EMT. He is a Southern California native, who lived in Huntington Beach for 40 years. The Long Beach State graduate currently resides in Orange, California, with his wife and two girls, ages 6 and 3.
GRF Executive Director Randy Ankeny will present to the Sunshine Club on Oct. 15; Maryann Shadow from OnSite Sales speaks on Oct. 2; and Vice President of Alzheimer’s Orange County Patty Barnett Mouton will be a speaker on Oct. 29.
The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced in the newspaper, with detailed information on how to join.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
FALW luau moved to Oct. 23
The executive officers and members of the Filipino Association of Leisure World have decided to join other club organizations in the voluntary suspension of all activities to safeguard the health of the community. This decision includes postponing the luau.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a deadly enemy that should be taken seriously by all in Leisure World. The Recreation Office agreed to the postponement and rescheduled the luau for Oct. 23, at the same time and venue. For more information, call Renato Villanueva at (323) 854-6209.
The Korean American Classical Music Association will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 2.
Give back to the community while shopping for groceries
The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is launching the “Give Where You Live” campaign to raise awareness among residents about the value of contributing to the GAF.
Signing up for Ralphs Rewards Community Contribution program is an easy but important way to contribute to this nonprofit, charitable organization that is dedicated to helping people in need. There is no additional cost to sign up, and people can continue shopping at Ralphs without paying more for groceries. It can be done online or by phone. See below for instructions on how to get set up with the program:
• To sign up online, go to www.ralphs.com. Make sure to have either your Ralphs Reward Card number or the phone number associated with your account.
• To sign up over the phone, call the Ralphs Reward registration phone number at (800) 443-4438 and let them know GAF’s nonprofit organization number is FS 519 while registering.
When signing up online or over the phone, make sure it is with the GAF in Seal Beach.
The Ralphs Rewards Community Contribution program is a great opportunity for people to help GAF as it helps those in need. Ralphs has announced that it is committed to giving $2 million during the next year through the program.
Over the latest quarter, GAF received $1,382.26 from 320 households who shopped at Ralphs.
For more information, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org or call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
by Mary Larson
In the latest available report from the Orange County Registrar of Voters, Leisure World Democrats and their supporters were still recorded as having cast 486 more “no on the recall” votes than LW Republicans and their supporters had cast for yes.
The vote in both Orange County and statewide was similar to that in Leisure World. Turnout by Republicans fell well below expectations. Only about 4.5 million voted to recall Newsom.
The LW Demcractic Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at noon via Zoom. Plans for this meeting center on the current controversies surrounding the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
The featured speaker for the next meeting will be District 2 Supervisor Katrina Foley. She is the first Democrat woman elected to the Board of Supervisiors in Orange County. Foley became Costa Mesa’s first directly elected Mayor in November 2018. She was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2021 to fill the balance of a term vacated early when Republican Michelle Steel ran for Congress. Foley will be on the ballot again in June 2022.
The Democratic Club’s voter information booth located outside Clubhouse 6 will continue to be open on the first Tuesday of October, November and December from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A legislative update that LW Democratic Club members should be aware of is that California legislators have passed Senate Bill 380, which would extend the life of and improve access to the End of Life Option Act. The governor has until Oct. 10 to sign the bill. The act, first implemented in 2016, gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or less life expectancy the option to request a prescription for medication, that can be used to peacefully end their suffering.
LW Democrats should also be aware of the two environmental groups that have sued the Regional Water Quality Control Board over its decision to grant a permit for Poseidon Water’s desalination plant proposed for Huntington Beach.
LW Democrats and supporters who are interested in more in-depth, up-to-date reporting on the issues are invited to subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter. Email email@example.com or call the editor, Mary Larson, at (562) 296-8521.
Anna Derby from Mutual 5 enjoys observing mindfulness while gardening in her Mini Farm plot.
It helps Derby forget about the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the panemic. She appreciates planting vegetables and watcing them grow with sun, water and patience, until they are ready to enjoy at the dinner table.
When Derby was recently planting seeds in her garden, she realized she need to harvest some of the vegetables to make room. She pulled soft, fresh and tasty vegatables to make a kimchi dish. Derby says there’s nothing eating something you’ve grown yourself.
Over the last few years, Derby has grown fresh and organic lettuce, zucchini, red peppers, cucumbers, kale, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, Korean yulmu, leafy radish, spinach, leaf mustard, and corn.
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Joyce Threadgill 79
Peter Trask 71
William Nelson 66
Brian Kent 64
June Borba 59
Patricia Quandahl 87
Families assisted by
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License #BRN000. 12/30
FREE TO GOOD HOME
My name is Toby. I am a 7-year old brown male Tabby. I am an indoor cat, declawed in the front and fully vaccinated since March/April 2021. Call 714-595-1313 to hear more about ME!
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure World since 1978. Planting, clean-ups, fertilization. New lawns, etc. Offering my services to all Mutuals. Honest and reliable. State Contractor’s License #779462. Call 562-863-7739,
562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. 10/07
Additions & Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, Windows, Tile & Stonework. State Contractor’s License #393071.
OGAN CONSTRUCTION, INC.
(562) 596-7757. 03/31/22
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License #JRH0001. 07/07/2022
562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262
Install doors, new windows, recessed lights, fans, light fixtures. Cabinet refacing & refinishing, paint exterior window frames, ceilings made smooth, closets redone, misc. repairs. Kitchen/bathroom remodeling. 40+ yrs in LW.
LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559. 11/11
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your TUB/SHOWER to look brand new. Convert to a WALK-IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 11/11
Painting – Free estimates. 1 room or entire house & refinish kitchen cabinets. Call Jerry (714) 826-8636.
CA State License #675336. 10/07
Affordable – Professional, Licensed and Insured. Interior – exterior drywall repair, texturing, pressure washing, cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License #1049257. 12/09
562-596-0559 LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Lic 723262. 40+ yrs in LW. Interiors, cabinets, exterior window frames, kitchen, bath, doors, trim, primered only premium paints. Ceilings made smooth, crown moulding & baseboards installed.
LW Decor Inc.562-596-0559. 11/11
LADY PAINTER Cindy Beatteay 714-356-1539. Interior paint, specialty-finishes, cabinets, murals and MORE! License #1033927. 12/08
LW DECOR INC.
40+ yrs in LW. Vinyl plank, laminate, tile indoor and outdoor patio carpet. License 723262.
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING & REPAIR
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Call Tito (562) 658 – 9841. State Contractors Lic. #578194. 10/07
CLEAN, REPAIR, REPLACE.
Licensed and insured.
Dan (562) 841-3787.
Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/25
LEISURE WORLD DECORATORS
Shutters, blinds, roll-up shades, custom drapes.
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 296-5040, (562) 296-8782.
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please give your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885.
GOLF CART CLUB
Offers FREE advice on buying and selling of your golf cart. Also batteries. 562-431-6859.
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with daily care, doctor’s appointments and errands. Available 24/7.
949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License #BCS0002. Bonded/insured. 12/30
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 23-years LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, Heidi 562-277-3650. Seal Beach License #HYC0001. 12/16
Over 25+ years in Leisure World with Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet: 562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 12/02
Elderly care. Live-in, live-out. 30 years of experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Licensed by the state. Gloria 949-371-7425. 12/23
Maria’s experienced caregivers, run errands, Dr’s appointments, cleaning, cooking, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562) 230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License #CAM0006. 12/09
Leisure World Caregiver experience. Has car and can provide references. Maria 562-257-7631. Seal Beach Business License LOP0007. 10/07
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon – Service in private suite. One customer, one hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men & women, shampoo, set, color, highlights, perm, nails & toenails. In-house service available. Tammy Nguyen. 13944 Seal Beach Blvd, #116. (714) 425-4198. 11/18
In home hair care, serving the men and women of Leisure World for 36 years. Mel, cell: 562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 10/14
Experienced housekeeper. I do weekly and monthly cleaning. Call 949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. 10/07
MOVE-IN, MOVE-OUT. WINDOWS, HOUSECLEANING. CALL PHIL AT 562-881-2093. Over 30 years Experience!
Seal Beach Business License #AB0001. 11/11
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 11/18
Patricia House Cleaning, weekly or monthly. Excellent referrals in Leisure World. 562-397-4659 Seal Beach License LUC0001. 10/07
General housekeeping, 30 years of experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Seal Beach License RAZ0002. Call Gloria 949-371-7425. 12/23
Maria House Cleaning
We’ll make your house look as nice as possible! 15 years of experience, We can work with your schedule. Bi-weekly or monthly.
Deep cleaning. Call or text 714-496-2885. Bus. Lic #HER0008. 12/23
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE
We make your home sparkle! 7-days call anytime! Complete cleaning. Seal Beach Business License #M0001A.
Call 562-505-1613. 12/09
House-Cleaning/Eco-Friendly products. Available to help with gardening, windows, declutter, errands, etc. Working in Leisure World since 2004 and can provide references. Lori Sage 949-275-8165. Seal Beach License SAG0003. 10/07
Everything for your computer (PC or Mac), cell phone, TV, stereo, any electronic device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Bus. License License #CIP0001 11/18
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW Resident SB License FUH0001. 12/23
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 11/18
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars BUY SELL TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. 12/30
1995-Western EZ Go Golf-Cart 2-seater with/storage. New batteries, charger, new cover with/doors. Purchased from Rolling Thunder. Asking $2,600. Call 818-399-8398.
Need a lift? Pam Miller.
LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258. 10/07
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License ABL0001. 562-881-2903. 12/23
autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 10/07
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast, reliable, great prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. Dan: 562-841-3787. 11/25
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call 310-387-2618 12/02
VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Vintage-Clothing/Jewelry, Rock-N-Roll Memorabilia, Guitars, Furniture, Hanging-Lamps, Rugs, etc. 562-243-7229. 10/07
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Wheelchair. Like New $65. Call 562-357-4749 for further details.
Estate Sale – Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. 13261 Del Monte Drive, Mutual 12 – Apartment 36A. Sofas, recliner, glass tables, unique lamps, day bed, upholstered bench, full size bed and dresser. Costume jewelry, ladies clothing, purses. Kitchen appliances, Franciscan and Lenox, luggage, vacuum, and more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001
Patio-Sale. Friday-Saturday 10/08-10/09 (10:00am-2:00pm). Everything MUST Go! 1520 Pelham Road. Mutual-5/Apartment-126K. Furniture, floral-arrangements, costume-jewelry and MORE! LW News has copy of Mututal-5 approval paperwork.
Household/Patio Sale. Friday-Saturday 10/08-10/09 (9:00am-3:00pm) 13271 Del Monte Drive. Mutual-14/Apartment-33D. Furniture, Household-Items, Miscellaneous-Items. LW News has copy of Mutual-14 approval paperwork.
La-Z-Boy Duo Reclining-Sofa; with/electric controls & USB ports @ both arms, excellent condition. $1,250 buyer must pick-up, 310-717-3619.
Piano (excellent condition) $500/ OBO. German cookware (brand new) 17-pieces $700/OBO. Call 562-261-4716.
Cemetery plot FOR sale
Cemetery-Plot available. Judean Garden, Lot-2/Block-2/Site-4. Premium location. Call Debbie for pricing 240-478-7109.
CONCERT TICKETS FOR SALE
Four-EAGLES Concert Tickets at the Forum! Friday/October 15, 2021, 8:00pm. $200/each 714-624-9214.
CARPORT SPACE FOR RENT
Carport Space #47, Building-1 available for rent. $40 per month. Judi 714-392-4665.
Leisure world apts/FOR rent
Unit available for lease $2,200/month (MINIMUM Yearly Rental) at 13240 Fairfield Lane. Mutual-7/Apartment-172G, Fully-Extended 2-Bedrooms, 1-Bath, Corner-Unit facing Greenbelt. Close to Parking/Carport. Inform Relatives/Friends. Delia 310-339-9808. 10/28
leisure world Apts/Want to rent
Leisure-World/Rossmoor-Widow seeking rental of Seal-Beach/Leisure-World unit 11/20-11/27 (flexible-on-dates). Email Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
IV pole, Safety Rail System for Rising from sitting position, Posey Gait Belt with 4-loops, Walker boot size-Large (never used), Walker boot size-Small (never used). 808-392-1824