LWW Translate/Vie 11-04-21

  Nov. 4 2021

GRF Amenities Update and Holiday Preview

by Kathy Thayer

assistant recreation manager

The GRF Board has lifted the indoor mask mandate it implemented at the Oct. 26 meeting. Effective immediately, residents do not have to wear masks (although they are strongly recommended) at GRF recreation venues, such as the Fitness Center and clubhouses, among others. 

As a private community, the GRF may apply safety measures as it deems appropriate within government guidelines. There have been no  new confirmed COVID cases reported in LW for about six weeks (since Delta ran its course). Therefore the GRF Board agreed to reduce the mask mandate to a “strongly recommended” status in LW amenities. Masks are still required as follows:

• Per NOCE (learning center) guidelines, face masks will be required while attending any NOCE classes.

• GRF staff members are required to wear face masks. 

• A face mask is still required in any GRF business and/or the Administration offices. 

Most clubs and organizations have returned to in-person meetings, but a few have opted to meet online. Residents should check with individual clubs to confirm their meeting status. GRF committee meetings may be attended in person or via live streaming at lwsb.com. Most Mutual meetings are returning to conference rooms in November, but check with directors for specific Mutual schedules.

The board also agreed to open the Game Room in Clubhouse 2 to LW guests under 18 years of age for a six-month trial period. Sign-in sheets have been provided to get an accurate count of how many children are using this amenity. The LW resident, not the parent of the child, must be present at all times, and and is responsible for his or her behavior.

The holidays will soon be upon us, and Recreation is busy planning events.  Be sure to save these dates for upcoming celebrations you won’t want to miss:

• Tuesday, Nov. 30: Menorah Lighting, Veterans Plaza, 4:30 p.m.

• Wednesday, Dec. 1: Christmas Tree Lighting, Veterans Plaza, 4:30 p.m.

• Friday, Dec. 10, Toys for Tots Show, Clubhouse 4, 7 p.m.

• Tuesday, Dec.14: Family and Friends Photo Op with Santa and his elves, Clubhouse 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

Watch the LW Weekly for more information on all these events and more.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398.

Daylight saving time ends Nov. 7

LW residents should turn back clocks one hour before they go to bed on, Saturday, Nov 6. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, meaning there will be more light in the morning.

This is also a good time for people to check their fire extinguishers and smoke alarm batteries.

Holiday Notice

In observance of Veterans Day, all Golden Rain Foundation offices except Security will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11. 

The Leisure World Maintenance Department will be on call for emergencies at (562) 594-4754. 

The Minibus and Access bus will operate on the holiday schedule. 

The Leisure World Health Care Center 24-hour nurse will be available for telephone advice or home visits for a charge by calling (562) 795-6216. 

What is your favorite charity?

The world has made huge strides in overcoming global poverty. Since 1990, more than 1.2 billion people have risen out of extreme poverty. Today, about 9 percent of the world survives on less than $1.90 a day, compared to nearly 36 percent in 1990, according to a Worldvision.org report. The global median individual income is about $2,100 per year, and the vast majority of U.S. residents rank comfortably in the top 10 percent of the world’s income distribution, according to the World Bank.

The world is full of people in need, and at no time is that need more apparent than during the holidays. It’s the season of giving, but sometimes people who want to donate don’t know where to give. To help simplify the process, the LW Weekly will run a list of residents’ favorite charities so everyone can get into the spirit of giving to others at this special time of year. Submit information about your favorite charity (email preferred) to rutho_news@lwsb.com. Include the name of the charity and its contact information, as well as your name, and Mutual number. The list will be printed in upcoming editions. For more information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 388.

ICS Cleaning Staff—LW’s Unsung Heroes

by Kathy Thayer

assistant recreation manager

An old scripture cautions us to be hospitable to strangers, as we may be entertaining angels unawares.

Leisure World has been blessed with a team of angels for nearly six years that go by the name of Innovative Cleaning Services.  

These are the workers who make sure our meetings are set up with the equipment we request, and who clean our offices, clubhouses, laundry rooms and carports. It is they who take care of special circumstances with which we don’t want to deal, like a deceased animal, an oil spill or an unfortunate accident.

Typical of the comments we receive on our ICS crew, these kudos came from a happy Mutual  where a comedy of errors committed by nature could have ruined the picnic they had planned at Clubhouse 1.

Mutual 8 President Jeri Dolch wrote: “We woke up to rain Saturday morning, and later in the morning, we had an SCE meltdown and were without electricity.

“You contacted your service personnel, and they jumped into making one of the best times for Mutual 8. Despite the weather problems, we got long tables and chairs set up inside Clubhouse 1 for everyone and long service tables set up for buffet-style service. 

“They gave assistance with the grill setup and filled tubs with ice for water bottles. The entire time they were asking if we needed assistance with anything, cleaning floors when something was spilled, and helping through the end with cleaning up and putting everything away.  

“So many shareholders said how nice and helpful the employees were. 

“Please let them know they are very much appreciated,” concluded Dolch.

These custodians and utility workers staff our clubhouses seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. They clean our offices after hours and help set up and tear down special events like the Amphitheater shows and the vaccine clinics. 

Sometimes you may have trouble finding them because every clubhouse incorporates multiple areas, both indoors and outdoors, for which they are responsible. 

During the pandemic, these essential workers scrubbed equipment in the closed amenities and performed strict disinfection protocols throughout trust properties.

Several ICS employees have been with us longer than ICS has, choosing to join the company to be able to stay on at LWSB. 

Valente Gonzalez is the weekday a.m. custodian at Clubhouse 2. Val has been here 25 years and knows the lay of the land better than most of us and knows the residents by name. 

Miguel Perez-Ruiz and Antonio Fernandez have cleaned our carports for 25 and 15 years, respectively. Three shift supervisors, Selvin De Leon, Ramon Padilla and Ana Gomez, keep busy checking the custodians’ work, delivering supplies, assisting GRF Recreation staff at special events and managing special cleanups. They have all been here since ICS came on board. 

All of them and their co-workers are considered family by the GRF Recreation Department, which is responsible for all janitorial services.

At the top of the on-site organization is the indefatigable site manager, Walter Solares, and his assistant, Elizabeth Cerda. Daily meetings with the Recreation staff keep them apprised of any issues requiring special attention, and both are in contact with their staff and ours seven days a week throughout all shifts. 

Without their work ethic, our amenities would not be the enjoyable venues and activities that set LWSB apart.

ICS is led by Jennifer Shramo and her team of operations staff, which are devoted to our community. If you spoke to any of them, they would share their gratitude for the opportunities Leisure World has provided for so many of their staff. 

You would also hear of the great pride they have in their staff who work hard to deliver safe and clean facilities for our residents. 

Sharing her business philosophy, Shramo says, “The leadership of ICS is dedicated to fostering a culture of respect and dignity for all their employees. With this mindset, Innovative achieves stability in staffing, content and dedicated crew members, and consistent service.” 

Next time you see one of these unsung heroes, take a moment to thank him or her for all they do behind the scenes. They more than deserve it.

For more information, contact kathyt@lwsb.com or call (562) 431-6586, ext. 398. 

Minibus orientation meeting is at 10 a.m. today

A Minibus informational meeting is held on the first Thursday of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 3, to assist LW residents with using the many transportation services available to the Leisure World community. No reservations are required. The meeting starts at 10 a.m., today.

The GRF Transportation Department provides information on the LW Minibus service as well as the GRF appointment-based Access bus service for people with mobility challenges. 

Information on other local area bus and transportation services to nearby grocery shopping and medical service destinations is also presented. 

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

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

Send in your Thanksgiving list-What are you grateful for?

Practicing gratitude has numerous mental and physical health benefits, and the season that celebrates thanksgiving is nearly upon us. 

The challenges brought by the pandemic weigh heavy at times, but the sun still shines, and people have a lot to be grateful for. 

The LW Weekly would like to focus on all that makes this community great with a special Thanksgiving feature in the Nov. 25 issue. Residents are encouraged to send in a paragraph or two giving thanks for something positive in their lives or something that helped them  through this trying COVID-19 season. Include your full name and Mutual number and send submissions to rutho_news@lwsb.com or drop them off at the LW Weekly Office by Nov. 18.

The office is closed to the public, but staff is working inside, so just knock on the door and someone will answer, or drop submissions through the letter slot on the staff entrance.

The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

SBPD Report

Carlos Castro,  27, of Los Angeles, was booked at the Orange County Jail after being arrested for allegedly committing assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer. On Oct. 29, at approximately 12:44 a.m., an officer involved shooting occurred in the area of SR-22 westbound and Valley View Street.

At about 12:38 a.m., officers from the Seal Beach Police Department located a vehicle previously involved in an assault on a peace officer, and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle entered SR-22 westbound and was involved in a traffic collision in the area of Valley View Street. 

Officers attempted to take the driver into custody when an officer involved shooting occurred.

The vehicle exited the freeway and a second traffic collision occurred in the area of Garden Grove Boulevard, west of Goldenwest Street. Castro was subsequently taken into custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance. There are no reported injuries to the suspect or the officers involved in this incident.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Westminster Area California Highway Patrol at (714) 892-4426.

Ceremony to mark Tomb of Unknown Soldier is tomorrow

A ceremony to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be held Friday, Nov. 5, at 10:30 a.m. at   Veterans Plaza. All residents are invited to attend. The centennial anniversary is being celebrated across the nation. 

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Honor Guard Society asked chapters of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) across the country to find meaningful locations to designate as “Never Forget” gardens. 

The Veterans Memorial Rose Garden in LW was selected to be the site of a “Never Forget”  marker with a fitting tribute honoring all who have served in the United States military. 

The Los Cerritos Chapter DAR, represented by Mutual 6 resident Nancy Garrett, among others, has donated this marker to Leisure World. 

The GRF Recreation Committee and GRF Board of Directors approved the permanent installation at the Veterans Memorial garden. 

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the public is invited to join the Los Cerritos Chapter of the DAR in partnership with the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to mark the 100th anniversary of this sacred site.

The event will start at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4644 Clark Ave., Long Beach. 

A 21-bell salute will be rung, a color guard will present the colors, the “Star-Spangled Banner” will be sung, and taps will be played to honor this iconic monument to the nation’s fallen soldiers. 

For more information on the LW Veterans Day service hosted by American Legion Post 327 in Clubhouse 2, see page 12.

Decal Service

The GRF Security Decal Office in Building 5 is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring proof of insurance, DMV registration, a driver’s license and GRF ID card. No appointment is required. Decals are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

405 Improvement Project

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

North Gate Road

Crews are working on the foundation of two walls along southbound I-405 adjacent to North Gate Road, which remains open. 

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

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

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

This work may be loud. 

Southbound I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to 

Westminster Boulevard Extended Closure Continues 

 The closure of the southbound I-405 loop off-ramp to eastbound Westminster Boulevard has been extended for an additional three months.

This closure will keep traffic flowing on both lanes of the existing adjacent SB on-ramp and accommodate the detour needed for the extended closure of the SB I-405 loop on-ramp from Bolsa Chica Road, which is anticipated early next month.

The new ramp is now set to open in mid-January.

Southbound I-405 Loop On-Ramp from Bolsa Chica Road 

to Close for Approximately One Month

Crews will close the southbound I-405 loop on-ramp from Bolsa Chica Road for about one month in early November.

The extended closure is needed to accommodate the freeway widening and to complete the second phase of construction of the Bolsa Chica bridge.

Westbound SR-22 On-Ramp 

from Old Ranch Parkway Closed 

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

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

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

Northbound I-405 Loop Off-Ramp 

to Bolsa Avenue Closed 

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

I-405 Lane Reductions for Center Median Work 

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

Lane reductions will continue from 5 a.m.-12 p.m., for approximately two more months. 

Sidewalk Closures on Seal Beach Boulevard for Signal Work 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southbound I-405 Loop Off-Ramp to 

Westminster Boulevard Closed 

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

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

Bathroom Accessibility Grant Available

The City of Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program has grant funding to spend on improving accessibility and safety for Leisure World residents. For over 15 years, the City of Seal Beach has offered the Seal Beach Bathroom Accessibility Program to help residents modify their bathrooms. LWers with more than one bathroom are eligible. Furthermore, in special circumstances, a bench can be added to the fiberglass unit.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration of this program has changed slightly. There are no in-person workshops. Instead, individual appointments can be made via phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Google Hangouts to ask questions and get personalized advice on how to complete an application. Simply email monique@civicstone.com for an appointment. People can also call (909) 364-9000, but email is preferred. All information is kept confidential. 

Any Leisure World resident who has trouble stepping into the shower for any reason is likely eligible for a free bathroom upgrade. The Leisure World Bathroom Accessibility Grant converts the tub/shower combination into a shower-only unit for safer access. The fiberglass is refinished to look like new, and a custom glass shower door enclosure is installed. Toilets can be replaced with high-boy models, and grab bars may be added if needed.

The program is made possible through a grant from HUD, Orange County and the City of Seal Beach. To qualify, applicants must be over 55 years of age and have an annual income below $75,300 if you live alone, or the limit is $86,050 per year for a two-person household. Savings do not disqualify you.

“Many residents get confused about the application process,” said Monique Miner of CivicStone, which administers the program. “They don’t realize you can have substantial savings and still qualify for the free upgrade. We are just a phone call away and can help people apply for the completely free upgrade. But don’t delay completing your application because funds are limited.”

For more information, email monique@civicstone.com or call (909) 364-9000. 

CalFresh benefits available for qualified LWers

CalFresh can help qualifying Leisure World residents receive healthy fruits and vegetables, among other groceries. Recipients receive a card similar to a debit card with money loaded every month to shop for more fruit, vegetables, protein and other healthy foods. 

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

Requirements to Apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information or to apply online, call 1-800-281-9799 or go to  https://www.mybenefitscalwin.org/. Residents who need assistance applying for CalFresh should contact Roberta Arshat in Member Resources at (562) 431-6586, ext. 317, or Robertaa@lwsb.com. 

Emergency Expo draws 350

The annual Emergency Preparedness Expo held on Oct. 30 in Clubhouse 2 drew more than 350 residents who wanted to learn more about how to survive during a disaster. The event included emergency prep supply vendors, who explained how to build a  grab-and-go bag and a survival kit, and had many of the supplies on hand to fill them.  

Leisure World service clubs gave programs, and there was face painting, live music and a food truck with barbecue, among other menu selections. 

The Emergency Expo is held annually to help LWers get ready for the possiblity of an earthquake or other major disaster. LW residents could be on their own for days, or even weeks, before professional help can arrive. Being prepared for an emergency can reduce fear, anxiety and, potentially, the losses that often accompany disasters. For more information on how to stay safe, see the Emergency Prep section on pages 80-95 of the  2021 Community Guide and Telephone Directory.

GRF Monthly Car Lot

Leisure World residents can sell used vehicles in the Administration parking lot from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturdays of the month.

Vehicles must have current DMV registrations and GRF decals as well as be insured. 

In addition to cars, motorhomes, motorcycles, golf carts, bikes, trikes and scooters may be sold. The owner does not need to be present. 

A single “for sale” sign no larger than 18-by-24 inches can be displayed on the vehicle. 

Only LW residents are allowed to display vehicles for sale. The sale is open to residents and the guests they call in. 

For more information, contact Recreation at (562) 431-6586, ext. 350 or 398.

CAP food distribution is Nov. 18

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 Nov. 18.

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 robertaa@lwsb.com. 

Smartphone training offered

Let the expert trainers at California Phones help you make the most of your smartphone. Android and iPhone webinar trainings are offered free from the comfort of your own home. 

Space is limited. 

Learn how to operate basic functions, send text messages, make text larger, connect Bluetooth devices, make smartphones louder and easier to hear, and more.

This is a two-part online training. To participate, you will need a computer, Internet service and a valid email address.

For more information or to sign up, call 1-866-271-1540 or email smartphonetraining@ddtp.org.

Letters to the Editor


This month’s coyote attack (Oct. 21, page 2) was heart- breaking.

To lose something you love is heartbreaking. It’s even harder if you lose to a tragedy.

I can’t imagine how this (pet owner who lost her dog) feels. However, I want to say, there is another side.  

This heartbreak will save others from experiencing the same loss. This little dog’s life gave to the lives of other dogs and cats that live in this community.  

For now, we will be more diligent, careful, aware of our surroundings. This loss will help us. So, I want to say, it broke my heart, but the little guy’s sacrifice will help others.

Darlene Meirell 

Mutual 1


The latest issue of the LW Weekly is headlined: “Be Alert Behind the Wheel.” I totally agree that that is extremely important, particularly in a community of  older persons who may be nearly as deaf as I am or who cannot see clearly, or who are not as spry as we once were. 

We need to protect ourselves,  our neighbors and visiting children by staying alert. 

For this reason, I drive with my headlights on 24/7. Day or night, morning or dusk, those headlights are on. The reason is simple: my car can be seen by everyone it approaches. 

If I am approaching you in my gray car on Oakmont Drive, you will not be able to see that I am moving toward you unless those headlights are on—not the yellow parking lights, but the clear white headlights. 

Do you know what it means when an approaching car flashes its headlights at you twice? It means, “Put your lights on.” Simple, isn’t it? And yet, every  time I am out driving, I meet  oncoming cars whose lights are not on. So I flash mine twice. 

I never get a response—seriously, never. 

Drivers should follow these rules for safety. (1)Headlights should be on 24/7. (2) When an oncoming car double-flashes its lights at you, they are warning you that your headlights are not on. So you should turn them on. 

I am guessing some people fear that if they do drive with lights on 24/7, their headlights will burn out, and it will cost them money to replace them. Well, my car is 11 years old, and to replace the one that burned out on my car, it cost me $12. 

That is a heckuva lot cheaper than paying a higher insurance premium for reckless driving. 

And the life you save may be your own. 

Lynne Burt-Jenkins 

Mutual 7


Orange County Office of Aging

Conference focus is older adults

by Mariann Klinger

LW contributor

The Orange County Office of Aging Services Collaborative Policy Committee will host a virtual conference on Friday, Nov. 5, from 8-11 a.m. “Mastering the Master Plan” will focus on the state’s plan for older adults.

In addition to speakers Amanda Lawrence (project director, California Master Plan for Aging), Ellen Young (vice President, Irvine Health Foundation) and Ericka Danczak (director of Aging and Veterans Services, Orange County), the conference will feature a town hall with local elected officials including state Sen. Tom Umberg, Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley and local assembly members.

Anyone interested can register for the virtual event at bit.ly/Nov-MasterPlan.

In September, the county’s Office of Aging’s Older Adults Program committee launched a COVID-19 Resource Toolkit, which can be accessed via www.officeonaging.ocgov.com/covid-19/resource-toolkit.

Leisure World residents can also access Friendship Line California, run by the Institute on Aging, a free hotline for non-emergency emotional support calls, at 1-888-670-1360. The Friendship Line has been a lifeline for individuals 60 years or older and adults with disabilities for 45 years.

Mariann Klinger, of Mutual 9, serves on the steering committee for the Orange County Office of Aging.

Notification of Proposed Changes to Governing Documents

Per the action of the GRF Board on Oct. 26, 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 do so by either submitting them via email to the attention of the GRF Board Executive Coordinator at grfboardaction@lwsb.com or via regular mail to: Golden Rain Foundation, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beal, CA 90740, Attn: Proposed Document Revisions. The name of the governing document should be referenced on any correspondence. All comments will be copied to the Board for review and consideration. The Board will take final action relative to these documents at its regular Dec. 28 meeting.


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 (AR) 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 the 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 No. 4.

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. No dogs allowed on the golf course.

15. AR motorized carts of any kind are not allowed on the golf course.

16. ARs not playing shall not cross the golf course.

Street Sweeping

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

Carport Cleaning

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

Mutual 11: Carports 130-131

Mutual 15: Carports 7-8, 10 and 13

Mutual 16: Carport 9

The following carports will be cleaned that afternoon:

Mutual 15: Carports 3, 6, 11-12

GRF Meetings 

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

Thurs., Nov. 4 GRF Administration Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 8 Mutual Administration Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

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

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

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

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 12 GRF Board Executive Session

Admin Conference Rm/virtual 1 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 15 Finance Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 15 Communications/IT Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 16 Website Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Architectural Design Review Committee

Conference Rm A/virtual 10 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1 p.m.

Mutual Meetings 

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

Thurs., Nov. 4 Presidents’ Council

Clubhouse 4/virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 8 Mutual 9

virtual 9 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 9 Mutual 16

virtual 2 p.m.

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

Conference Rm A/virtual 9:15 a.m.

Fri., Nov. 12 Mutual 3

virtual 9 a.m.

Mon., Nov. 15 Mutual 15

virtual 1 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 16 Mutual 14

virtual 1 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Mutual 5

virtual 9 a.m.

Wed., Nov. 17 Mutual 7

virtual 1 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 18 Mutual 2

virtual 9 a.m.

Thurs., Nov. 18 Mutual 11

Clubhouse 4/virtual 1:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 19 Mutual 12

Conference Rm A/virtual 9 a.m.

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

Conference Rm A/virtual 9:30 a.m.

Arts & Leisure

Art League

LWers’ talents in the spotlight

The Leisure World Art League invites everyone to a Spotlight on the Artists on Friday, Nov. 5, from 1-3:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.

The first featured LW artist is Frieda Davis. Though she prefers portraits, Davis will be showing her beautiful landscapes, florals and still-lifes. She was a member of an art league in Colorado as well as LW and has won many awards for her stunning watercolors.

Also in the spotlight is Judy Sherratt, who will be showing her wonderful, thought-provoking collages and one watercolor. Sherratt studied art history, radiologic technology and English at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She has attended many art workshops in Downey and at the Laguna Art Museum and has won several awards.

Rounding out the showing is Fujiko Miller, who displays her beautiful watercolors and chalk drawings. Miller has worked in the art field for nine years as an animator at Walt Disney Studios. She took a book illustration course as a guest student for two years in Stuttgart, Germany, and her award-winning portraits are amazing.

Refreshments will be served at this special focus on three talented LWers.

Plein air artist to demonstrate for Art League

Award-winning, South Pasadena-based artist Laurie Hendricks is the guest of honor at the Art League’s meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4, She has taught plein air workshops in Cambria and Europe, and at Leisure World, she will be demonstrating the techniques and procedures of plein air painting and inspiring club members to get out into nature and paint the beauty of the Earth.

Hendricks grew up in Northern California, where she was surrounded by the beauty of San Francisco Bay and the High Sierras, as well as by artists and professors from University of California, Berkeley. After earning a master’s of fine arts degree at the San Francisco Art Insititute, Hendricks has pursued her painting as well as acting and filmmaking. She has recently studied with Chinese master painter Jove Wang and won the Blue Ribbon Award from the Laguna Plein Art Painters Association. She is a member of the California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Club, American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America and Southern California Plein Air Painters Association. 

Her paintings hang in many private collections, both nationally and internationally. Hendricks’ plein air work “Malibu Oaks” is part of the permanent collection of the Desert Art Museum in Palm Desert.

Those members who want to participate in the November Art Show—the theme for which, by popular choice, is fall—must submit their artwork for display by 6:30 p.m. the day of the meeting. Everyone is encouraged to wear masks.


America’s favorite indoor competition is back. Every Sunday afternoon in Clubhouse 2, avid Bingo-ites daub their way to fame and fortune while enjoying a wide selection of treats and the company of their neighbors and friends.

The buy-in line opens at 1 p.m. and costs $5, with additional cards at $1 each. Calling begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. 

These weekly bingo games are sponsored by the American Legion, Post 327; the Legion Auxiliary; and the Filipino Association of Leisure World. After prizes are distributed, all proceeds support Leisure World charitable organizations, benefiting the community’s residents and veterans.

Questions should be directed to Rich Carson, Post 327 commander, at (714) 719-6872.

Long Beach Symphony

The Long Beach Symphony is pleased to announce its reopening of its 2021-2022 Series on Nov. 13 with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Included in that night’s program in the Long Beach Terrace Theater is Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Ballade for Orchestra” by highly acclaimed British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. 

The season features five concerts, plus a special performance postponed by the pandemic, commemorating and featuring Holocaust-surviving instruments, on Jan. 8, 2022. 

Program information and single and series tickets, as well as LWSB bus tickets, are available at the box office at (562) 436-3201, ext. 1, or LongBeachSymphony.org. Members of the LW Opera Club and other residents of Leisure World Seal Beach may purchase tickets at group discount prices by emailing Frieda Davis at geoh.davis@gmail.com. Last-minute bus tickets may be purchased at the bus and concert tickets at the box office on Nov. 13. For more information, contact Beverly Emus at (562) 296-5586 or beverly90740@gmail.com. Masks are required.

Book Club

Nine members of the LWSB Book Club met on Oct. 21 to share their opinions about the nonfiction book “Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul,” by Naomi Levy. Many discussed what they particularly liked about it, pointing out highlights and important aspects.

For November, members will read a fiction novel of their own choice. The group will meet on Nov. 18 to share individual book reviews.

The December selection is the nonfiction book “The Wright Brothers,” by David McCullough, which will be discussed on Dec. 16.

Anyone with questions, comments, concerns or suggestions regarding the club should contact club President Thomas Gan at gltjiook@gmail.com or (562) 248-8711 (leave a message).

—Pamela Emmons

LWer’s helpful hands make Happy Hats

by Patty Marsters


Janice Turner never considered herself a creative person. “I’m more an analytical person,” she explains with a shrug, “a bookworm.” But a little side project for members of her bowling league led to bigger, more important projects, and now, she is part of a team whose goal is to bring smiles to kids undergoing cancer treatment at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital in Long Beach. 

“I never had kids,” Turner says with a smile. Her voice breaks a little as she continues, “This just touches me. It makes me so happy doing this. . . . I feel connected.”

Connection is a gift in these COVID days, and Turner, who works in the starter shack at LW’s Turtle Lake Golf Course, is grateful for the connection she made with Mary Clements of Happy Hats by Helping Hands after responding to an ad on NextDoor. 

Clements had started Happy Hats in 2018 with a little money she had inherited from her mother. It wasn’t enough to build a wing on the hospital, she says, but she wanted to do something that helped other people. Her son has a chronic illness and had spent a lot of time in hospitals, and she recalled the little things that made him happy. Clements sewed 125 colorful caps for kids to wear during surgery and brought them to Miller Children’s. A woman there thanked her, then informed her the hospital would need about 450 per month. 

So she turned to the neighborhood-based social media site NextDoor. About 10 women responded to that ad, which gets reposted periodically. 

After the pandemic closed down her bowling league, Turner started masks for nurses and others at Los Alamitos Medical Center. She had learned to sew from YouTube tutorials and found the work kept her mind off other troubles. “Sewing relaxes me a lot,” she says. She would sit in a room in her Mutual 8 home, turn up her music and get to work. “I just keep focusing (on a sewing project), and whatever problems I had are just gone. They melt away.”

But earlier this year, she felt the need to do something else, and that’s when she found out about Happy Hats on NextDoor. She connected with Clements, who supplied Turner with pre-cut rounds of fabric, as well as the loan of a pink portable sewing machine. Turner happily spends her free time preparing the colorful hats for the next step in the process. “That’s what excites me: getting the different fabrics,” she says. 

She sews the hats in groups of about 25; the budding seamstress has even learned how to add the elastic. “When I’m sewing these hats, it makes me happy,” Turner says. “I know where it’s going.” 

Clements collects Turner’s work, as well as that of others, and about a dozen women meet at her Long Beach house once a month to finish the hats. “She does such a great job,” Clements says of Turner. 

Clements herself does quality control, checking each one carefully for accidentally abandoned pins, loose threads, etc. “I have become quality control,” Clements says with a smile. She then washes and irons them before delivering to Miller Children’s. The group has donated around 12,500 Happy Hats, she estimates. “It has become really, really rewarding.”

Because the women know how expensive fabric has become, nothing from the project goes to waste, Clements says. The smaller scraps go to one the volunteers, who uses them as filler in the dog beds she makes, while bigger pieces go to quilt guilds that make masks.

After Clements’ initial investment was spent, she went to the Helpful Honda People, who gifted Happy Hats with $2,000 in gift certificates to JOANN stores. The women continue to look for sales and ask for donations, but they are currently in need of materials. Each yard of fabric yields about four hats, and the material must be free of irritants such as glitter. Anyone interested in donating materials or funds can contact Clements at (562) 537-7947 or mb3001@msn.com. One of the women in the group, Jane Heller, collects donations through Venmo @Jane-Heller-5. 

“I probably wouldn’t have kept on with sewing if the pandemic didn’t happen,” Turner says. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity to help the community. I’m so happy I spotted that ad on NextDoor.”

Pool Club

Barnum wins Mano-a-Mano

The Leisure World Pool Club played a special Mano-a-Mano Tournament on Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. It was a double elimination competition, with 16 players vying for the title of best eight-ball player in Leisure World. They played two out of three matches in the winners’ bracket, and when a player went to the losers’ bracket, it was done. 

Bob Barnum defeated Bob Gronski, Eunis “Wildfire!” Christensen and Barry Chittem. And Rufino “Ruffy” Ramos beat Tom Zimmerman, Dave Ruiz and Dave Silva to meet Barnum in the final winners’-bracket match. Barnum won two straight from Ramos to send him to meet Silva, who had won three straight matches in the losers’ bracket. Silva had a long shot on the eight ball but missed it, and Ramos ran the last three balls after a very good defensive play to meet Barnum in the finals.

In double-elimination tournaments, the player in the losers’ bracket has to win two straight games because he or she has already lost one game. Barnum took an early lead with the solid balls, and after making the two ball, he played straight in position on the eight ball in the corner pocket to win the tournament. Ramos stood in second place overall, with Silva in third.

The club thanks Christensen, Connie Terry and Connie Adkins for helping to make this tournament run smoothly. It hopes to host a tournament like this again next year.

—Dave Silva

Bunco Club

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 Nov. 8 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 Oct. 25 meeting are as follows:

Most Buncos: Susan Abouaf and Barbara Robarge

Most Wins: Rita Fueyo

Most Babies: Joyce Ingram

Most Losses: Franca Yeske

Door Prize: Judy Georger

Join the Joyful Line Dance class every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon at Veterans Plaza. Class sizes are currently limited to 32 people, so it’s first come, first served. Face masks and exercise shoes are mandatory. For more information, send a text to (562) 301-5339.

Hui O Hula dancers learn to tell the story of Waianae, an area West of Honolulu. “He Aloha No O Waianae” describes the lighthouse, coco palms and the clear bright moon; dancers are using their hands to beckon people to come and behold the beauty of Waianae. Starting Nov. 9, hula lessons return to Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. All are welcome, regardless of skill level, to enjoy dancing, exercising and building friendships.

Men’s Golf League Results

Guest player Mike Mayfield joined the 13 men and one woman of the Leisure World Friday Golf League at the par-62, 4,000-yard David L. Baker Golf Course in Fountain Valley on Oct. 15. It was a lovely, cool morning with sun and no breeze. The course was initially damp from watering, but it held up nicely for the entire round. The greens and fairways are reasonably well-maintained, but the tees are starting to show their use. The golfers’ scores were very low, with 14 players at or under par and a season high of 11 birdies.

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

A Flight: First place: Fujio Norihiro, an incredible, 12 under par 50; second: Bill McKusky, a well-played 6 under 56; third: tie between Tim Looney and Jim Goltra, a very good 5 under 57; fourth: Larry Hillhouse, a nice 3 under 59; fifth: tie between Dave LaCascia, Clay Fischer, Sam Choi, Mike Mayfield and Gary Stivers at even par. Goltra had three birdies, and Mayfield had two. Norihiro, Looney, LaCascia, and Choi had one birdie each. Norihiro had fewest putts and was closest to the pin on both the 100-yard, par-3 third and 110-yard, par-3 15th holes. (Big money day for Norihiro!)

B Flight: First place: Liz Meripol, an astonishing 14 under 48, plus two birdies and fewest putts (nice work!); second: Ron Sommer, an excellent 9 under 53; third: Bob Munn, a sweet 3 under 59; fourth: Gene Vesely, even par 62; fifth: Bob Meripol.

On Oct. 18, 11 men trekked to the par-70, 6,000-yard Willowick Golf Course in Santa Ana. It was a cool, drizzly, overcast morning, and when the sun finally came out mid-round, it was playing peek-a-boo with the clouds. As this was the second rainy round at Willowick this year, the players wondered whether the golf gods were trying to tell them something. But they were able to play through the tough initial weather conditions, with 10 players scoring at or under par, with nine birdies.

This course has been a challenge all year with sub-par fairway and tee maintenance. However, the course situation has improved, with is echoed in the scores. Since the back nine was being aerated and sanded, the group played the front nine twice, which helped in keeping the scores low.

A Flight: First place: McKusky, a nice 6 under 64; second: Jim Goltra, a well-played 4 under 66; third: LaCascia, 2 under 68; fourth: Stivers, 1 under 69; fifth: tie between Fischer and Norihiro. Jim Goltra had an amazing four birdies and fewest putts, and Fischer had two. McKusky and LaCascia each had 1; McKusky was also closest to the pin on the 150-yard, par-3 seventh hole.

B Flight: First place: Chris Lankford, a nice 5 under 65, plus a birdie and fewest putts; second: Vesely, 2 over 68; third: Munn, 1 under 69; fourth: Lowell Goltra, even par 70; fifth: Zurn, 1 over 71.

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 can be made via a sign-up sheet available at each round.

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

—Dave LaCascia


There will be a Referee Clinic for returning referees and anyone interested in refereeing future bocce tournaments on Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Bocce Court. Call (562) 230-5302 for more information.


On Oct. 26, 46 Cribbage Club players were treated to ice cream cups by Myrna Baker, Patti Smith, Margaret Smith and Gene Smith before play began. Winners this week were: First place: Norman Martin, with a score of 832 out of a possible 847; second: Donna Morgan, 829; third: tie bewteen Rosemary Wu and Barbara Wilke, 823; fourth: Ron Jackson, 822.

The big winner for the day was Alma Zamzow, who was dealt and played a hand that scored 28 out of a possible 29. 

Seven games of cribbage are played each Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 1. 

—Marilyn Chelsvig

Yahtzee Club

At the Oct. 22 meeting of the Yahtzee Club, the winners were Barbara Dumont for Most Yahtzees (six); Pat Wilson for Highest Total Score (1,663); and Donna Wenrick, who won the Door Prize.

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

Velvetones to perform in CH 4 on Nov. 7

Dreaming and Dancing, with Leisure World’s own professional big band, the Velvetones Ballroom Dance Orchestra, continues on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., but no table-saving is permitted.

Whether it be a well-known big band standard, contemporary jazz showcase, sentimental vocal ballad or a hard-swinging brass feature, the Velvetones provide a complete package of musical entertainment.

The GRF requests that all attendees sign in as they arrive, indicating whether they are residents or guest. This not only lets the Recreation Department know how well-attended these events invariably are, but it also helps the GRF judge the popularity of LWers’ favorite bands.

No announcements are permitted from the stage, except by the bands, and clubhouse lighting and audio-visual equipment can only be adjusted by the custodial staff, according to the instructions they have been given. Attendees must be out of the clubhouse no later than 10 p.m.

The Velvetones perform the first and third Sunday evenings of every month. Their concerts are free, but tips are accepted and appreciated.

Women’s Golf Club

On a beautiful, cool, sunny, fall day, 48 women participated in the weekly tournament. The golfers competed for low gross, low net and chip-ins. On Oct. 26, five members chipped the golf ball from the fairway directly into the hole, with Jane Song making two chip-ins.

The flight winners were:

Flight A: Low gross: tie between Grace Choi, Soo Choi and Susie Kim, 28; low net: tie between Linda Herman, Janice Turner and Mary Ann Moore, 26; chip-ins: Jane Song (Holes 3 and 9).

Flight B: Low gross: Sally Park, 31; low net: tie between Veronica Chang and Sun Lee, 25; chip-in: Bert Thompson (Hole 3).

Flight C: Low gross: tie between Hailee Yang and Cecilia Han, 33; low net: Dale Quinn, 25; chip-ins: Dale Quinn (Hole 3), Laura Garcia (Hole 3) and Soo Kim (Hole 8).

Flight D: Low gross: tie between Patti Smith, Patty Littrell and Neva Senske, 39; low net: Mary Devlin, 30.

—Dale Quinn

Pool League

The first-place team, 4-20, extended its lead over The Fantastics to a seven-game margin by beating Break’em and Make’em by 10-3. Glen Everson won six games, and teammate Bob Barnum, who took first place in the Mano-a-Mano Tournament, won all seven of his matches. The team won all of its doubles matches and lost only three singles.

Go for Broke defeated Hot Stix by a score of 8-5. Go for Broke’s A player, Ren Villenuava, played up to his potential by winning six matches, including both singles.

Ace in the Hole beat The Favorites 9-4. Tom Zimmerman of Ace in the Hole won six matches, losing only his nine-ball singles match. Teammate Sandy Bird matched Zimmerman’s performance by winning six and losing only her nine-ball contest.

The Fantastics edged out Pot Luck 7-6 to hold on to second place. Shery Wells of The Fantastics won all five of her doubles matches, and teammate Rufino “Ruffy” Ramos, who finished second in the Mano-a-Tournament, also won five games.

As of Nov. 1, every team will have played each team, and the league is now halfway through the fall season.

—Dave Silva

Combined Party Bridge 

The LW Combined Party Bridge Club will gather on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 in Clubhouse 1. Tables will be available starting at 12:15 p.m., with play starting at 12:30. All Leisure World residents are invited to organize a table or play with whoever is there; cards and score sheets will be provided. 

Lunch will not be served, but attendees can bring their own snacks and beverages. 

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240 or jhkhoop@aol.com.


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

The following are the winning scores from recent games.

Oct. 13: First place: Marilyn Allred, 12,370; second: Nancy Wheeler, 12,170; third: Alma Zamzow, 11,670; fourth: Gene Sith, 11,060.

Oct. 16: First place: Tony Dodero, 12,060; second: Joan Taylor, 10,700; third: Irene Perkins, 10,680; fourth: Diana Lambert, 10,470.

Oct. 18: First place: Marilyn Allred, 13,390; second: Delores Cook, 12,010; third: Grace Brisler, 11,980; fourth: Tony Dodero, 11,800. 

Oct. 21: First place: Marge Dodero, 12,590; second: Diana Lambert, 12,390; third: Gracie Finnegan, 12,260; fourth: Tony Dodero, 12,060.

Oct. 23: First place: Grace Buster, 12,210; second: Irene Perkins, 11,390; third: Gayle Golden, 10,650; fourth: Julia Troise, 10,040.

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

Community Karaoke

Halloween favorite “Monster Mash” was both David Noble’s and Karen Morris’ selection at Oct. 27’s karaoke party. The song was among those performed by 30 entertainers while folks ate hot dogs and ice cream. 

Erika Greenwood was joined by a special guest, her son Lt. Col. Dan Edwin, who just retired from the Air Force after 30 years. Mother and son both have good voices and enjoy singing. 

Trying to achieve perfect harmony is the goal for duet singers. It’s also great fun and a way to develop strong friendships with the people around you. Barbie May and Pat Paternostra had fun with “Only the Lonely,” while Ruby Johnson and Tony Tupas tried out “Beauty & the Beast.” And Gerry and Vilma Tagaloa did “Always on My Mind.” 

Essie Hicks, Anna Le, Kenny Nortorleva and Bob Barnum are known for joining in with others. Shy singers who have a hard time singing solo would especially enjoy a duet.

Everyone is welcome to join the karaoke parties every Wednesday in Clubhouse 1 at 5:30 p.m. Practice sessions are held in Clubhouse 6 every Monday from 1-3 p.m. for folks trying to perfect their selections for that week’s performance. 

—Margie Thompson

Candi Davis Dance

Candi Davis’ Saturday Morning Dance Class will reopen in Clubhouse 6 on Nov. 6; dances will be chosen that day. 

The first class session is from 9-10 a.m., and the second is from 10-11 a.m. Each class is $7. Masks may be required. 

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

Entertainment Reviews

Seen any good movies lately? Read a great book? Attended a fantastic local theater production? 

LW residents are invited to submit reviews for publication in the LW Weekly. Include all pertinent information, such as author names, location information, movie ratings, etc. 

Send reviews with your name, Mutual and telephone numbers to pattym@lwsb.com. 

All reviews are subject to editing for content and clarity and will run as space allows.

Jay Young will pay tribute to Jerry Tester during “We Wish You Love,” a musical program dedicated to past members by the Leisure World Chorale & Entertainment Club. Everyone is invited to the free show on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. Refreshments will be served. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Friends of the Libary 

The Friends of the LW Library bookstore is open Monday and Fridays from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., as well as Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dancing Feet Club 

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

Chess Club

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

The solution to this week’s puzzle: The first move is Ne6.

The White knight moves from g7 to e6, then Black king to e8, followed by White queen to f8 and Black knight to f7. The next move by White is checkmate.

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

New Let the Good Times Roll Doo Wop Club members Irene Chapnick (seated, l-r), Terry Humphrey and Tillie Stiehr, as well as Claudio Gonzalez (standing, l-r), Kenny Notorleva and Ric Dizon (standing) are ready to kick off the holiday season. (Not pictured: Vinny Correnti.)

Scrabble Club 

Scrabble Club will resume its weekly gatherings on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 5. Three successive games are offered. Members are asked to arrive early so play can begin on time, as well as to wear masks.

—Nancy Barber

Health & Fitness

New recommendations for COVID booster shots 

On Oct. 21, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines for those who are 65 years and older, as well as other high-risk portions of the population, no matter which vaccine they received. Further, it was decided that eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose.

People who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a booster shot at six months or more after their initial series if:

• They are 65 years and older

• They are aged 18 and older and live in long-term care settings

• They are aged 18 and older and have underlying medical conditions

• They are aged 18 and older and work or live in high-risk settings

For those who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended if they are 18 and older and were vaccinated two or more months ago.

The CDC’s recommendations now allow for mixing and matching booster shots. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, while others may prefer to get a different booster. 

“These recommendations are another example of our fundamental commitment to protect as many people as possible from COVID-19,” said Walensky. “The evidence shows that all three COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are safe, as demonstrated by the more than 400 million vaccine doses already given.”

According to the CDC, current available data show that all three of the COVID-19 vaccines approved or authorized in the United States continue to be highly effective in reducing risk of severe disease, hospitalization and death, even against the widely circulating Delta variant. Vaccination remains the best way people can protect themselves as well as others by reducing the spread of the virus and helping to prevent new variants from emerging.

To find a COVID-19 vaccine, people can find information from the Orange County Health Care Agency at occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-channels, or they can visit vaccines.gov. Vaccines are also available through most local pharmacies, including Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid. Help finding a vaccine location is also available by calling 1-800-232-0233.

Free Dental Service

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

Veterans will have their teeth checked and cleaned, plus get full X-rays taken. 

Appointments can be made by calling (562)596-4439. Dr. Barsamian’s office is located at 4022 Katella Ave., Suite 206, Los Alamitos.

Men of Yoga: LW instructor Jenny Ahn (center) poses with Jerry Wrenn (l-r), Byron Schweitzer and Henry Khang at a yoga luncheon hosted by Connie Adkins. Ahn has been helping people keep flexible and healthy via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday since 2019. This was the first in person gathering of her class since March 2019, and a good time was said to be had by all. Contact Adkins at (562) 506-5063 for a complete lineup of yoga classes offered at LW, both on-site and via Zoom.

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, Nov. 4: Hawaiian chicken with pineapple, brown rice and Oriental vegetables; fresh cantaloupe; ham, turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus three-bean salad.

Friday, Nov. 5: Beef stew with potatoes, celery, carrots and onions, plus biscuit; fresh orange; entrée Greek chicken salad, with tomato, olives, cucumber, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.

Monday, Nov. 8: Oven-baked herbed chicken breast with honey-garlic sauce, barley pilaf and mixed vegetables; peaches; chicken salad sandwich, with spinach and tomato, plus marinated beet-and-onion salad.

Tuesday, Nov. 9: Oven-roasted pork with apple-berry sauce, brown rice and zucchini medley; chocolate pudding; entrée turkey and ham Cobb salad, with egg, tomato, bacon and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.

Wednesday, Nov. 10: Salisbury steak with mushroom gravy, garlic-and-chive mashed potatoes, and seasoned broccoli; baked apple with granola; turkey and cheese sandwich, with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus coleslaw.

Jan Friedland of Mutual 4 wanted to give a shout-out to the physical therapy department of the Health Care Center: “The best (physical therapists) I’ve ever had! Every Halloween, they dress up. This year’s theme was the Snoopy cartoon strip.”

Medical Qigong 

Medical Qigong class, led by instructor George Stennman, meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby. The club charges $3 per class or $10 per month. For more information, call Kathy Moran at (562) 596-0450.

LW Bicylists Club bids farewell to Yasmin Merali (end of back row), who’s returning to Mexico, her second home. The group celebrated her temporary departure at happy hour at Finbars in Seal Beach. Ride with the group on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; meet at 9 a.m. at the North Gate. For details, call Mary Romero at (562) 810-4266.

Religion, pages 7-8

First Christian Church

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

The Message 

First Christian Church will begin its study of 1 Thessalonians.  At the conclusion of the study of 2 Peter in verses 2:15b-16a, the apostle Peter says that the “beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, has written to you as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things.” In these verses, Peter validates Paul’s apostleship and writing. 

On his second missionary journey, Paul made his way from Philippi to the Roman colony of Thessalonica. Acts 17:2-3 says,  “Paul, as was his custom, went into them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from Scriptures, explaining and demonstrating that the Christ had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, ‘This Jesus, whom I preach to you, is the Christ.’”  Some believed and some did not.  Those who did not forced Paul to move on.  

After a short stop in Athens, Paul moved on to Corinth. 1 Thessalonians was written from Corinth over a year later and is packed with essential Christian doctrines. 


Finally, the anticipated reopening of in-person services begins this weekend. The messages on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7, will be the same  by Pastor Bruce Humes. 

Sunday is a traditional service, with hymnal music provided by Pat Kogok at the piano from 9:30-10:45 a.m. 

The Saturday service is contemporary, with Gregory Black leading in worship and guitar accompaniment.  Saturday service time is 9:30-10:45 a.m. 

The Friday evening prayer meeting is from 6-7 The weekly Bible study resumes on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. ,with Jack Frost leading the study.  Open to all interested. 

Scripture of the Week

 “We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints” (Colossians 1:3).  


Those who want to speak to someone at the church or have a need can call (562) 431-8810 and leave a message.

LW Baptist

Jesus gives profound and surprising teachings about salvation throughout a series of encounters. Luke 18 tells of people bringing babies for his touch; a young, rich Jewish leader asking how to inherit eternal life and the disciples’ reaction to Jesus’ answer; Jesus’ prediction that he will be executed in Jerusalem;  and a blind man who had his sight restored by Jesus. 

Jesus took each of these opportunities to point people to salvation in himself. That, he says, in essence, is what faith really looks like: entire dependence on the savior. The familiar Bible text John 3:16 set to music says it all. 

The LW Baptist worship service is Sunday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m.,  following the Sunday school meeting at 9:15 in Clubhouse 4.

The midweek  Bible study’s theme is similar,  based in Malachi 3:1, echoed in Handel’s Messiah bass recitative, “The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple.” The group meets on Wednesdays  at 3 p.m. in  Clubhouse 3, Room 9.  The Women’s Christian Fellowship meets on Mondays at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. 

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

Community Church

Community Church will continue its study in Mark’s Gospel with a focus on “core fitness.”  In a world filled with plastic surgery aimed at keeping up outward appearances, Jesus teaches his followers to go deeper. Community Church will be going deeper this week.  

Those who have never opened a Bible or have no idea what the Gospel is welcome to join because 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.

In-person worship for those who are “masked, vaxed and relaxed” will be on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 9:50 a.m. Virtual services will still be available for those who are not ready to come back yet. 

Pastor Johan Dodge likes to remind all who are present 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 on Facebook @CommunityChurchLeisureWorld. Those who do not have Facebook can contact the church office to receive the Zoom  link by calling (562) 431-2503 or emailing leisurewccsue@yahoo.com. 


Redeemer Lutheran

Calling “All Saints, all souls and all sinners” to Redeemer Lutheran Church this Sunday, Nov. 7, at 10:30 a.m. at 13564 St. Andrews Drive.  The church calendar reminds believers to come before God in worship, and Redeemer Lutheran  will do so with the choir singing “Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones” and “We Shall Gather at the River.”  Renewing baptismal vows and joining in the Lord’s Supper will be offered during the service.  

In order to continue caring for one another’s safety and following healthcare guidance, masks and social distancing are required. Information, administrative concerns and pastoral care are available at (562)-598-8697. 

Faith Christian Assembly

Thursday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day, the day set aside so Americans can stop to recognize the service of all of its veterans. At its Nov. 7 Sunday morning service, Faith Christian Assembly will take the time to pay tribute to the veterans in its congregation and also the veterans who are relatives of members of the church. These vets have such unique and awesome stories, some of which will be shared at the service. U.S. veterans deserve the country’s honor and deepest thanks. President Ronald Reagan put it so well when he said, “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.” 

Faith Christian Assembly holds a Communion service on the first Sunday of the month. Join Faith Christian this Sunday, Nov. 7, for a beautiful time of recognition and reflection as the church honors both its veterans and the most excellent sacrifice of all, the body broken and blood shed by Jesus, that everyone may have eternal life. 

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13, New King James Version).

Sunday service times at Faith Christian Assembly are at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The pre-service prayer is Saturday at 5 p.m., and the midweek Bible study is held on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Grief Share also meets every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Garden Room.

To receive a free newly designed newsletter and for more information on the church, call (562) 598-9010 or visit the website at www.FCAchurch.net.

Beit HaLev

Saturday Shabbat services now begin at 10 a.m. 

Beit HaLev livestream services are available at www.facebook.com/beithalev, www.youtube.com and Zoom. To join the Zoomagogue community, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704?pwd=THJGTE1OUXI5VXFDTWtuZHF4K3VxUT09. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.

Livestream services are every Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. In-person services in Clubhouse 3 have been temporarily suspended.

A prophecy is fulfilled in the Third Triennial Cycle Torah portion of “Tol’dot” (Generations).  Rivka was promised by HaShem that Ya’akov would be the primary son, even though Esav was the firstborn.  Yitzchak, who favored Esav, was deceived into giving his blessing to Ya’akov, and then because Esav was so angered he threatened to murder his twin brother, Rivka had to convince her husband to send Ya’akov away to save his life.  Ya’akov fled to her brother Laban’s home, knowing that she would undoubtedly never see him again. Esav marries an Ishmaelite woman, knowing that his father did not want his sons to marry Canaanite women.

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

Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are a part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy.  The services are joyous, meaningful and musical. Beit HaLev welcomes everyone who seeks a path to the divine and does not believe in labels.  It considers all religions holy and valid.

To request a membership form for Beit HaLev, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email duets@icloud.com.

Congregation Sholom

Congregation Sholom will hold services via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 5,  at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 6,  at 9:30 a.m. with Rabbi  Eric Dangott.

New members who want to watch the livestream should contact Jeff Sacks by texting  (714) 642-0122 or emailing jfsacks@gmail.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.

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.

Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints

In the October General Conference address, Elder Anthony D. Perkins assured all who suffer, “Regardless of where you live, physical or emotional suffering from a variety of trials and mortal weaknesses will someday be part of your life.”

Perkins, who has battled cancer, testified that “hope is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ” and shared four principles of hope. 

First, suffering does not mean God is displeased with a person’s life. When Jesus’ disciples saw a blind man at the temple, they asked, “Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Teaching that hardship and suffering are not always the result of sin, Christ explained, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”

The Lord reminds believers that through suffering, “I have refined thee, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.” God permits suffering that our souls may be refined, and refined souls bear others’ burdens with empathy and compassion. Refined souls are prepared to live joyfully in God’s presence forever, where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”

Second, God is aware of suffering. In response to his suffering in Liberty Jail, the Lord reassured Joseph Smith: “My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high.”

Third, Jesus Christ provides the enabling power of his atonement to relieve suffering. Personal fortitude will never compare to the savior’s power to fortify  souls. The scriptures testify that Christ will “take upon Him” believers’ pains and sicknesses. 

Fourth, find joy in each day. For those who suffer, the nights are long, and daylight seems distant. When a person is suffering in the dark, they can draw on their faith in Christ and awake to a bright morning of rejoicing.

President Russell M. Nelson testified, “When the focus of our lives is on God’s plan of salvation, and Jesus Christ and his gospel, we can feel joy regardless of what is happening—or not happening—in our lives.”

Assembly of God

Sometimes a long, beautifully crafted, eloquent prayer is appropriate, while other situations call for an urgent cry for help.  The Psalms contain both kinds of prayers, and both are equally effective, important and heard by God.  

Pastor Chuck Franco will preach from Psalm 3:1-8 with a message titled “Help Me, Lord!” at the Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.

On Wednesday, Nov. 10,  at 10 a.m.,  Pastor Chuck will lead session 8 in the Bible study’s series in Colossians, covering Colossians 4:2-18.  

Leisure World Assembly of God has encapsulated its mission statement as follows: “Love people unconditionally, worship God wholeheartedly, act with compassion and grow continuously.”  Those who have never visited a service at Assembly of God and can relate to those values can check out a Sunday service, a Wednesday Bible study, or go online at www.lwassemblyofgod.com to find out more about the church.  

Those who would like to contact a pastor for prayer or other needs can call the church office at (562) 357-4360, or email pastorchuck@lwassemblyofgod.com.  

Prayer requests can also be given to Carolyn van Aalst at (562) 343-8424. 

Holy Family Catholic Church

Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, next to the St. Andrews Gate, will observe the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time on Nov. 7. The first reading is from 1 Kings 17:10-16, and the second reading is from Hebrews 9:24-28. The Gospel reading is from Mark 12:38-44

Mass of Anointing of the Sick

On Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8:30 a.m., Holy Family will hold its monthly Mass of anointing of the sick. Those with serious illness or advanced age who have not been recently anointed should benefit from the healing sacraments. Father Joseph Son Nguyen will make house calls for the home-bound who want to receive the sacraments. Those interested in receiving healing prayer should contact the office in advance to schedule a pastoral visit.


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

Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study

Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study Group will meet on Nov. 8 and Nov. 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m.  

The group will begin reading the first chapter  of Elizabeth George’s  book“Loving God with all Your Heart.”  

All are welcome to join the Bible Study. For more information, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597.

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Humanist Association

Craig Hendricks will speak at the Sunday, Nov. 7, meeting

By Dave Silva

LW contributor

 The next Leisure World Humanist meeting will be on Sunday, Nov. 7,  at 10:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, with guest speaker Craig Hendricks.  

Hendricks taught a wide variety of history classes at Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach for three decades until his happy retirement in 2010. He is the author of several textbooks and has worked on federal education grants with school districts in Southern California. Since 1985, he has provided numerous presentations on topics involving historical research and public issues.  His current research interests focus on the development of the city and port of Long Beach during the 20th Century.

During the meeting, Hendricks will speak on the history of the Supreme Court and ways that the court might be changed to better reflect the needs of the public good in the modern world.

At the October meeting, there was a three-person panel on climate change. Yara Cuetara discussed what scientists predict will happen if nothing is done to prevent the massive amounts of carbon being released into the atmosphere. In the past, scientists have under-predicted the effects of climate change.  By 2050, much of Miami and New Orleans will be underwater.  By 2100, San Diego and parts of Seal Beach will have to be evacuated due to rising sea levels. Already, coral reefs are dying, and the plankton that is the ocean’s food chain is being threatened by acidic levels.  

Dave Silva discussed political problems, both in this country and internationally.  According to the Pew Research Foundation, two-thirds of Americans believe climate change is real and the government should be doing more to prevent it.  There is presently a large gap between Democrats and Republicans on this issue, with 90 percent of Democrats and 39 percent of Republicans calling for government action. Last year, storms and wildfires cost the country $999 billion. International cooperation will be needed to prevent the worst consequences.  

The third and final part addressed by Noel Markham was what can individuals and Leisure World as a community do? Of course people can recycle and conserve water. While many people drive a hybrid car, here in Leisure World we don’t yet have convenient ways to recharge an all electric car. 

Some suggestions that were brought up during the meeting to make LW a greener, more sustainable place included Leisure World converting to electric buses and vehicles.  Individuals can only do so much to prevent a damaged world for their descendants. The Humanist Association agreed that if there was ever a community designed for solar panels, it is Leisure World.

Thanks to organizer Charlotte Cone (last row, middle, in a spider tiara) of Mutual 6, Halloween was celebrated with a chili cook off. Congratulations to Darlene Ross (first row, second from the left) for her delicious chili, which took first place for the second time.

Sunshine Club

Col. Richard Lalor will give a presentation about the Joint Forces Training Base

Col. Richard Lalor, public affairs officer for the Joint Forces Training Base (JFTB), will give a presentation at the Sunshine Club via Zoom on Friday, Nov. 5, at 10 a.m.

To join the Zoom meeting, go to  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, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. (text only, no phone calls). 

Lalor’s assignments within the California Military Department include director of recruiting for the California State Guard from July 2004-July 2007; commander at the Recruiting Task Force South from August 2007-February 2011; deputy commander, Installation Support Command, from January 2014-May 2016;  and commander, at the 224th CSG Support Brigade, from June-December 2016. He also served as a California National Guard DSCA Liaison Officer from  2007-2013, including Operation Fall Blaze and other emergency management incidents. Lalor served as chairman of the Recruiting District Assistance Council for U.S. Navy Recruiting District in Los Angeles from 1995-2002.

Lalor’s military awards and decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Recruiting Gold Wreath Award, Navy Recruiting Service Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, California Medal of Merit, California Commendation Medal, California Achievement Medal, California State Service Medal with Silver Cluster, California Adjutant General’s Meritorious Unit Citation, California National Guard State Service Ribbon with Silver Diamond, California State Guard General Staff Badge, California State Guard Recruiter Badge, Military Emergency Management Specialist Badge (Basic) and other service awards.

There will be time for questions from the audience after Lalor’s presentation.

This month, the Sunshine Club will also host   GRF Members Resources and Assistance  Liaison Roberta Arshart on Nov. 12 and retired urologist Dr. Charles Metzger, on Nov. 19. There will be no meeting on Nov. 26 due to Thanksgiving.

The topic of each guest speaker’s presentation will be announced in the LW Weekly,  with details of meeting times and how to join.

For more informatio,n call Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.

The Filipino Association of Leisure World (FALW) celebrated the club’s anniversary with a luau on Oct. 24 after being postponed for a month due to the pandemic. The event featured authentic Polynesian and Hawaiian hula dancers and a roasted pig to dine on.

Schmooze Club

Writer and producer Rabbi David Sacks will be at next Zoom meeting

The Schmooze Club is privileged to host a Zoom meeting with guest speaker Rabbi David Sacks on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. 

Sacks is a well-known Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning comedy writer and producer in Hollywood, with work including “Third Rock from the Sun” and “The Simpsons,” among others. He is the senior lecturer at the Happy Minyan in Los Angeles, and popular speaker at varied Jewish venues and retreats. Sack’s humor, deep learning, enthusiasm and relatability have earned him a reputation as a charismatic,  beloved teacher with many followers of his podcast, “Spiritual Tools for an Outrageous World.”  

Sacks’ topic for the meeting will be “Breaking the Code: Uncovering Jewish Wisdom in the Wildest Stories in the Talmud.” 

Everyone is welcome to this event. To receive the Zoom link, RSVP to Darlene Rose by Sunday, Nov. 7,  at (562) 347-8088. People are asked to include their full names and email addresses.

American Latino Club

The American Latino Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 11, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2, at 11:30 a.m. The club will serve lunch, with a choice of two beef or chicken empanadas, a green salad, pumpkin pie for dessert, with coffee or tea and soft drinks. The cost for lunch will be $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Club members can call Carmen Edwards at (562) 431-4257 for reservations and payment. Be sure to specify whether chicken or beef empanadas are preferred.

American Legion Post 327

Veterans Day celebration will be in Clubhouse 2 on Nov. 11

The American Legion Post 327 is pleased to announce the return of the annual LW Veterans Day celebration.  It will be held on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 2. Cmdr. Richard Carson is looking forward to a great program. The Post Auxiliary will offer patriotic items for sale.

Democratic Club

by Mary Larson

LW contributor

California has officially certified the results of the gubernatorial recall election. The official figures show that Gov. Gavin Newsom won with the exact same margin as his victory in the 2018 election (61.9 percent to 38.1 percent).  The vote in Leisure World was 2,250 against the recall and 1,970 in support.

Unfortunately, more recall elections are on the horizon. During the Los Alamitos Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Sept. 28, three of the five board members were served notices of intention to gather signatures for their recall. 

The goal of the recall organizers appears to be to vote all five of the current board members out of office during the November 2022 election;,three by recall and the remaining two by running opposition candidates. 

 Los Alamitos School Board members represent five different districts covering Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, including Leisure World. Leisure World voters are geographically split among all except one of the five districts. 

All three of the board members being threatened with recall represent parts of Leisure World.  They are Megan Cutuli (District 5), Chris Forehan (District 2) and Scott Fayette (District 4).  Cutuli is a long-term member of the board; Forehan and Fayette were elected in 2020.  

Current Board Vice President Diana Hill’s District 2 also covers portions of Leisure World. She will be running for reelection in November 2022 as well as School Board Chair Marlys Davidson.  However, her District 1 does not cover Leisure World.

People can Google a map to view the geographic areas covered by each of the school board districts. Biographical information about the board members is available at https://www.losal.org/board-of-education. 

LW Democratic Club leaders have joined other concerned community members in an effort to help voters understand the implications of this proposed recall effort. They are recommending that voters do not sign recall petitions currently being circulated in the community.  Organizers of the recall need 2,000 signatures from each district in order for the recalls to be added to the November 2022 ballot. 

For more information about this new recall effort, people can go to the club’s website at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com. Voters are also encouraged to do their own research concerning this situation.


The club will continue to hold its membership meetings via Zoom until further notice. Its annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, during which 2022-2023 board members will be elected. Anyone who needs help with the login information can email lwsbdemocraticclub@gmail.com   or call (562) 412-0898.  

LW Democrats and supporters interested in more in-depth, up-to-date reporting on the issues are invited to subscribe to the club’s free electronic newsletter. Email democraticclubsblw@gmail.com  or call editor Mary Larson at (562) 296-8521.  

Republican Club

by Brian Harmon 

LW contributor      

Mari Barke, a member of the Orange County Board of Education, spoke at the LW Republican Club’s October meeting on the issue of Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Barke presented a Power -Point presentation documenting examples of CRT being taught in districts throughout the country.

She explained that CRT teaches that people are either oppressed or oppressors, based on their race or ethnicity. White people are assumed to be the oppressors, and people of color are considered oppressed, based on the color of their skin. 

Los Alamitos High School has started an elective course on Ethnic Studies and some fear that this course may involve the teaching of CRT.

The district denies the claim but so far has not shared with parents or voters about what will be taught in this course.

For example, the district website lists 48 textbooks that are used in Social Science (12), Math (12), English (11), Science (11), Health (1) and Music (1).

So far, the school district has not released the book list for the class, which has many parents and taxpayers who are against CRT being taught in schools concerned about what the curriculum will be centered on.  

Calls to the district office were not returned as of press time.

Barke has been a member of the OC Board of Educationsince March 2016. She has been a consistent advocate of school choice including charter schools, in which parents and teachers together decide how the school will be run.

Barke said, “Education in Orange County should start with giving parents a choice of where to send their children. If your local public school is not fulfilling its duty, you should have a choice to move to a different community public school or public charter school. I want every parent and child to have choices when it comes to their education.”

Barke has volunteered with the following organizations over the past 15 years:

• National Charity League

• Fisher House (helping military and veterans’ families)

• Cypress College, Business and Computer Information System, Advisory Committee Member

• Hillsdale College, President’s Club and Parents Association Steering Committee.


Next shredding service event will be on Nov. 9

The next shredding service event, sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation (GAF), will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Clubhouse 2 parking lot from 10 a.m.-noon. 

In order for the event to run quickly and efficiently, the GAF would like to remind LWers of the following rules: 

• All shareholders are asked to drop off their documents and go. GAF volunteers will stay and guard the bags until they are shredded by the truck onsite.

• Only plastic or brown recyclable bags will be accepted. People are asked to not drop off their documents in cardboard boxes.

• There will be no chairs to sit on, and no line will be allowed to form.

• People are asked to remove staples and paper clips from documents.

• No electronic devices will be accepted. 

• Contaminated bags and X-ray film will be turned away.

All GAF programs are free to Leisure World residents. The  GAF is entirely staffed by volunteers, so all contributions go directly to meeting community needs. The generous support of residents, clubs, organizations and businesses is the main source of income. 

Donations to the GAF are welcome and can be dropped off at the event.

For more information about the GAF, go to www.GoldenAgeFdn.org. 

Those who have questions concerning the event can contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339. 

american legion post 327

Drop off used flags at mailbox

The American Legion Post 327 commissioned Anthony  Rico to paint the mailbox outside the Leisure World Library.  The mailbox, acquired by the Golden Rain Foundation for the American Legion Post, will be used to collect old American flags for proper disposal.  Once the mailbox is finished, residents can drop their old flags into the box at any time.  The Post thanks Recreation Director Terry de Leon for arranging for the mailbox.

Art History Club

The Art History Club’s first session will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. The class will not teach painting or drawing, but explain and discuss backgrounds of historically renowned artworks. During the meetings, club members will listen to lectures on art movements and artists while viewing projected pictures of their masterpieces. 

Over the next year, the club will proceed with lectures on 18 major art movements, which are carefully chosen throughout art history, along with 100 important artists and their 400 famous artworks. The club will follow a timeline of art movements, so that people can sense the artistic evolution from the Renaissance through the modern abstract arts.

The objective of the club is to provide club members with knowledge for a better appreciation of arts, through which they will enjoy the value of masterpieces and foster beautiful emotions. It will also be a good place for friendship and association. 

The club will meet on the second and the fourth Tuesday of every month at 9:30 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 3. Lectures will be given in Korean. Everyone who attends is required to wear mask and to pay special attention to the risks of COVID-19. No fees will be collected. 

For more information, email khchong@live.com or susanyai@yahoo.com. 


Your Required Minimum Distribution can help the Leisure World community

The Golden Age Foundation (GAF) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that has made a positive impact in LW since 1973. Through the support of volunteers, individuals and organizations, the GAF has organized and implemented many programs that have benefitted the community at no additional cost to residents.  

People who have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) are required to take part of their income via a yearly Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).This withdrawal is taxed as ordinary income in the year of withdrawal. However, if the distribution goes directly to charity, taxes will not be withdrawn.

Allocating part of your RMD to the GAF is a simple way to help support many LW programs. People interested in donating to the GAF in this way should ask their tax or investment adviser about how to distribute funds to a nonprofit organization

Distributions can be sent to the GAF at P.O. Box 2369, Seal Beach, CA 90740. For more information on the GAF’s services, visit www.goldenagefdn.org or call (562) 431-9589.

Hearts and Hands United in Giving

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

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

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Marge Novak


Marge Novak’s life began as Marguerite Sailer in Helena, Montana, on June 20, 1915. Both her mother and father immigrated from Germany in the early 1900s. She grew up in Helena, having lost her mother at age 4 to the Spanish flu. She received her nursing degree and met Joseph (Joe) Novak in 1938. They were married in 1940. They settled in Butte in a house they built. They had three children by 1948. After being discharged from the Army Air Corps, Joe went back to school, earning a BS in mining engineering in 1950 at the Montana School of Mines, courtesy of the GI Bill.  

Their lives took a challenging and adventurous turn when Joe took a position with Anaconda Copper Mining Company in northern Chile. Their fourth child, Mary, was born in Chile shortly after they arrived in 1953. 

Marge Novak died on Oct. 18 in Seal Beach, California. She is survived by four children: daughters Joan Gordon (Mark), Jean Cattaneo (Stephen) and Mary Novak (Ted Franklin); and son Stephen Novak (Susan); six grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two nieces and a nephew’s family.

Marge was a true renaissance woman. She was an accomplished card player, bridge being her favorite. She knitted, crocheted and sewed, making clothes for herself and her daughters. Marge was also an outstanding cook. 

She won various trophies for golfing and bowling. After departing Chile in 1971, Marge and Joe spent time in British Columbia, Canada; Western Australia; and the Philippines, before settling in Stockton in 1978. Marge, always giving of herself, volunteered at a cardiac rehab center and a senior center. 

Marge and Joe moved to Leisure World, Seal Beach, in 1997, and they took part in various club activities. As she got older, Marge realized that keeping fit was important. They kept in shape by swimming three times a week and walking 2 miles daily for close to two decades. Even after the age of 100, she worked out at the Leisure World gym several times weekly until COVID struck. 

Joe died in 2011 and is buried in the National Veterans’ Cemetery near Riverside.  Marge is buried next to him.

The Braille Institute and its programs introduced Marge to audio books after her eyesight started to fail. She listened to over 2,900 titles and kept a log to keep track of what she heard.

Right up to the end, Marge loved to travel. She never passed up an invitation. At 100 years old, she visited the island of Kauai, and went on a sailing trip, receiving a standing ovation from the other passengers when the captain announced her age. 

This passion and zest for life had kept her very much alive. Her positive attitude and quest to exercise made her “the energizer bunny”—she kept “going and going and going!” 

Her life motto was “Live It Up!”


Betty Lorraine 



How does one culminate a life that was the center of family and love?

Our Mother, Betty, was born in Bell, California, and was the only child from the union of Vivian May Butler-Quesinberry and Byran Fulton Quesinberry; divorce soon followed. Betty survived a disjointed family life and had four half-brothers. Byran’s sons were Bernard and Robert Quesinberry, and Vivian’s sons were Stanley and Larry Grindstaff.

Betty was sent to live with her father in Oregon and was promptly put in a Catholic boarding school, where she soon learned that rules were not her game.  She became an ignored and willful child with many time outs on the school bench and slaps on the wrist. That experience lasted in her personality throughout her life.

Much later, Betty came back to California to live with her half-brother Robert (Bob) and his  wife, Blanche Quesinberry, and their two children Paul and Kim.  She graduated from South Gate High School and later enrolled in nursing school, where she met a life-changing friend named Louise Schmidt, who later became her spiritual guide.

Through unusual circumstances influenced by her mother, Betty married William Fred Chatham, and they had three children, Paul Terrell, Deborah Sue (Susie) and Melinda Kay (Lindy).  Soon after the third child was born, divorce followed, and Betty went to live with her dear friend and rescuer Louise in Downey. Louise became “Grandma Weezes,” and without her guidance, assistance, love and introduction to her faith in God, the outcome would not have been as favorable. Weezes got Betty attending Church of the Open Door in downtown Los Angeles ,and that became the start of our faith in God as a family.

Betty later moved down the street from Weezes on Patton Road in Downey.  Betty struggled as a single parent, and life was not an easy one, but with the hand of God, she made it through.  Betty also got strength from a friend named Helen Gilbert, who helped her through the toils of parenting three children alone. Helen was also a single parent, and they had a lot in common to hash out. Betty’s children became her pride and purpose.

Betty had many jobs over the years, including medical assistant, airline stewardess, receptionist, Avon representative and a medical transcriber for the Long Beach Veterans Administration.

Betty is survived by her three children, Paul, Deborah (Susie) and Melinda (Lindy). Betty has 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The grandchildren from Paul and Cindy Chatham are Marybeth Ann, Hannah Jo, Tobey Lynn, Kara Joy, Lucas Paul, Jedidiah Seth, Noelle Rose and Brenna Renee.  The grandchild from Melinda (Lindy) and Robert Miller is Kascie Lynn. The grandchild from Deborah (Susie) and P. Ablon is Devin Joshua and, currently, son of Daniel, Malson. Betty helped raise infant/young boy Devin after Deborah’s divorce, which she did with much love and necessity.

Betty’s great-grandchildren are from Kara and Nathan Bishop: Hosanna Joy, Zechariah David and Obadiah Jones. The great-grandchildren from Jedidiah and Marcella Chatham are  two sons named Seth Michael and Eli David. Then, from Marybeth and Dan Miller, son Josiah Daniel.

Much later in life, Ronald and Bertha Cole helped Betty move into Leisure World, Seal Beach.  Betty lived contentedly in Leisure World for 25 years.  She attended the Leisure World Baptist Church, and Pastor Rolland Coburn would visit her at her home when she was physically unable to get to church.

Through struggles, tears, laughter, love and her faith in God, she left us peacefully to meet her loved friends and the Lord above. As she would say, ‘‘Hang in there; the Lord provides.”

With love, affection and remembering,

– The family of Betty Lorraine Chatham

– Paid Obituary


Irene Burns


Born of Minnesota parents who moved west in 1910, Irene lived most of her life in Long Beach, , a city she always loved. She went to Wilson High School and Long Beach City College. Her parents, Raleigh and Emma Jennings, started a tradition of the family summering in Lake Tahoe that Irene carried forward, and it continues to this day. This and other traditions instilled the great importance of family and friends in our lives. 

During World War II, she met her beloved husband, John, while he was in California training for the Marine Corps. He served in the South Pacific for 19 months, and they married upon his return, resulting in a wonderful 60 years of marriage. By career, Irene was an industrial engineer working at Robertshaw Controls for 23 years until she retired to travel the country by trailer with John. They moved into Leisure World, Seal Beach, in 1999 and enjoyed golfing together with a dear group of friends. 

She is survived by her loving children—Jim, Kathy, Maureen—and extended family, including four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Historical Society of Long Beach in memory of Irene Burns.

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church, 13900 Church Place, Leisure World, Seal Beach, with a luncheon afterward at the Seal Beach Yacht Club at 255 N. Marina Drive in Long Beach.


In Memoriam

Fikre Workneh 84

Chase Hampton 56

Eric Olson 71

Margaret Garrison 85

Ignacio Arocha 92

Stephen Cruise 84

Ana Salmeron 99

Robert Boyd 83

Julia Camacho 62

Charles Nwogo 62

Grace Alston 58

Robert Palmer 90

Larry Jones 70

Families assisted by

McKenzie Mortuary,

(562) 961-9301

—Paid obituary



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


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


Come have a fun time dancing with the “Dancing Stars Square Dance Club”. Social Square Dancing is good for mind and body! Bring your friends and make new friends at our club! Join our beginners’ class starting on Monday/November-8th (7:00-900pm)! COST-$7.00  We also offer Line Dancing (6:00-7:00pm) Cost-$7.00 Held at the Woman’s Club, 9501 Chapman, Garden Grove! Singles are welcome. We have a singles Rotation which gives EVERYONE a chance to dance!  We have a very friendly group of Class members. Cost-$7.00 per class! For questions call/Gloria 714-749-0792.                              VACCINATED-ONLY, PLEASE! 


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



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

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


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

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


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


562-596-0559 LW DECOR INC – LIC 723262

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

LW DECOR INC 562-596-0559.  11/11


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

License #699080 Serving LW since 1999. 2/03/2022


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

CA State License #675336. 12/30


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



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




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


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




Licensed and insured.

Dan (562) 841-3787.

Seal Beach License #BRA0002. 11/25


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




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

Leisure World Helping Leisure World

Y’s Service Club of the YMCA will assist residents with small non-professional jobs. We change light bulbs, clean air conditioner filters, hang a small picture or mirror, remove or place items on a high shelf, air bicycle tires, etc. Donations gladly accepted. Call weekdays between 9 am-5 pm. (562) 794-937, (562) 221-5903.


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



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


Ticket agent for Tour company Booth located inside Catalina Express Terminal ››- Long Beach, CA Catalina Island tour company seeking friendly, customer service-oriented person to work in ticket booth securing sales and offering information of tours offered. Part-time year-round positions available. Hours worked would be early mornings 5-6 hours per shift.  Great part time job. Must be available weekends and holidays. Must be dependable with brilliant customer service skills, able to use a computer and handle cash sales. Drug free work environment Equal Opportunity Employer. Please call for more information (562) 432-8828 or email aphillips@islandenterprises.biz  Who we are- https://catalinaadventuretours.com/ 11/11


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

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



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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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

Seal Beach Business License gra0006. 11/18


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


Maria House Cleaning

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

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



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

Call 562-505-1613. 12/09


FRUSTRATED (562)755-6199

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


John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193

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



Cars, motorcycle, truck – running or not. We are local – call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release of liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us so we can come out and give you a quote. 562-684-0901. 11/18


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


Western 2-seater Golf Cart with/New Cover. Recommended by Rolling Thunder! $3,500/OBO. 562-505-4016


Beautiful Pride S710-LX Scooter. 4-wheels with/coil springs. Paid $2,500/4-years-ago, asking $1,195. 310-539-3880/leave-message.


Need a lift? Pam Miller.

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


Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License  ABL0001. 562-881-2093. 12/30


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

autos/boats/rv’s trailers FOR SALE


Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License #779462. 12/30


40-Foot Alfa 2003 Motorhome. Price  is negotiable. Call 562-343-8398. 



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



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


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


Large Patio Sale. ONE-DAY- ONLY  Friday/November-12th (9:00am-2:00pm) 13360 Del Monte Drive, Mutual-15/Apartment-2A, near front-gate. Hal/310-213-3744. Copy of Mutual-15 approval paperwork at LW News. 11/11


Betty’s-Bargains. FRIDAY-ONLY. November-5th/(8:00am-2:00pm). 13190 Seaview Lane, Mutual-10/Unit-249G. Jewelry, collectibles, single-hide-a-bed-sofa, full-size/electric-bed, antique/tea-table, women’s-clothing,  lots   holiday-decor, microware/lamps/bedroom-furniture/mirrors, miscellaneous. Diane/310-710-5302. Mutual-10 approval paperwork at LW News.


Estate Sale. Friday/November-5th and Saturday/November-6th (9:00am-3:00pm). 13541 Wentworth Lane, Mutual-5/Apartment-108K.Women’s clothing, costume-jewelry, kichen-plates/cookware, linens, furniture including 2-full size beds, couch with/2-matching chairs, end-tables and lamps, patio-table with/4-chairs, Royal  Dalton &  Nuova  Capodimonte flower figurines. Mutual-5 approval paperwork at LW News.


Tropical Table-Lamp (Monkey Carvings on Base) with/Lamp-Shade, Unique $40. Patio-Bench Cowboy-Style $40. Wall-Sconces/Industrial-Style $10-$20. Mini Coca-Cola  Fridge, holds 6-cans $25. Elvis Presley Salt-n-Pepper Shakers $30. 

Oil Filled Radiator Floor Heater $40.  714-469-7519.


Two-Ukulele  $25/Each. Mutual-14/Apartment-4J. 808-345-2248


Twin-Size Roll-away-Bed  $50. Call 714-396-3890.


Formal dining-room table with/4-chairs, hutch, retro sectional-sofa, end-tables, desk with/bookcase, sewing-machine & cabinet, glass coffee-table, large wooden-dresser, swag-lamps, table-lamps, rocker-recliner & floor-lamp. LW-Resident 360-852-6131


Sale! Thursday/November-4th (9:00am-12:00pm). 13550 Medinac Lane, Mutual-5/Unit-103G. Furniture, Kitchen-Items, Tools, Succulents, Miscellaneous. Mutual-5 approval paperwork at LW News.


King-Size Bed,  Box-spring/ mattress/frame/king-size bedspread. $400/ALL. 928-499-2881


Yard Sale. ONE-DAY-ONLY Thursday/November-4th (9:00am-3:00pm). 13930 Church Place, Mutual-1/Apartment-70B across from Community Church. Miscellaneous furniture, small appliances, lamps, American Flags, pictures, electronics, toys, kitchenware and SO MUCH MORE! Copy of Mutual-1 approval paperwork at LW News.


Treasure Hunt Sale – 1671 Interlachen, Mutual 11-285A. Friday, November 5th ONLY from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Lovely rattan settee and coffee table, antique rocking chair, kitchen island, eastlake table, adjustable XL twin bed, lamps, bookcases. Costume jewelry, outdoor rungs, patio chairs, Nespresso, vintage clock, desk, pots and pans, and garden decor, and much more. Estate Sales by Docia Drake 714-514-8232, PO Box 427, Seal Beach Business License ESD0001.

leisure world apts/FOR rent

2-bedroom/2-bath condo for rent, Mutual-17/Apartment-67B. View of Greenbelt and covered parking.  $2,500/month with/one-year lease. Call/Text 323-440-8375