Amphitheater Thursday Night features Stone Soul
Stone Soul is horn-blowing tribute to classic soul and Motown. With their snazzy suits and spot-on renditions of Motown hits, Stone Soul band members will have people dancing the Jerk, the Mashed Potatoe and the Twist to iconic hits from Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Otis Redding, James Brown and more.
The band includes lead singer Matt Grey, whose passion for singing led him to Los Angeles after high school. He has starred in commercials, co-written songs for Cheech & Chong and legendary producer Lou Adler and is one of the founding members of Stone Soul, performing with the band since 2002.
Tom Curry on drums and percussion grew up playing in show bands throughout the Hawaiian islands. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has worked steadily as a producer, engineer and songwriter, and has toured and played with many rock, punk and soul bands.
Rex Merriweather has played with Ray Charles, Lou Rawls and Arturo Sandoval, and has opened for Foreigner, Maynard Ferguson and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels.
He has also been featured on TV shows “Allie McBeal” and “South Park” as well as numerous film and commercial projects.
Danny Moynahan, saxophone and vocals, is a composer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He made his debut in the Los Angeles music scene as a saxophonist with The J-Walkers and L.A. ska pioneers’ The Untouchables. He now scores films and performs original compositions with his own trio and vintage lounge cinema band Boss Knob.
Clay Manska, keyboards and vocals, had two Top 5 singles in Mexico as musical director for the band Lucretia. He opened for Alice Cooper’s North American Tour.
John Nevolo, guitar and vocals, has performed with pop singer Tiffany, International artist Noelia, Helen Reddy and also entertainer Branscombe Richmond. John joined the band in 2013.
Lance Rickman, saxophone and flute, is a composer, arranger, producer and band leader. He has worked with the original Temptations, Tony Bennett, Charo, Cab Calloway, Nancy Wilson, Al Martino, Diane Shuur and Jack Jones (to name a few). He’s appeared with American Idols Bo Bice and Taylor Hicks on the Tonight Show and GMA and performed with the legendary blues guitarist Roy Gaines and the Tuxedo Blues Orchestra at the 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl.
David Abercrombie, on bass and vocals, has played with the 60’s hippie retro band Aquarius. He’s also an in-demand producer/recording engineer as well as a prolific songwriter. David is the newest member of Stone Soul, joining in 2018.
Amphitheater Movie Night to feature ‘Dog’
Enjoy open-air movie night at the Amphitheater, starting at 8:30 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 19, with a screening of “Dog,” a comedy-drama rated PG-13.
Minibus service will be available to take people home after the show.
With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, break a handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.
Sponsors: Sandra Teel Medicare Insurance and Community Legal Aid SoCal
SB helps Mutuals apply water guidelines
Representatives from the City of Seal Beach recently met with the four landscape companies that work in Leisure World to help the community apply the new water restrictions mandated by California. The effort was part of a new water management committee to save water in the wake of unprecedented drought in California. Presidents’ Council President Jeri Dolch represents LW on the committee.
The touring group was comprised of Dolch, Seal Beach Deputy Director of Public Works Iris Lee, two consultants from the environmental consulting firm of John L. Hunter Associates, City of Seal Beach arborist Joe Talarico and representatives from J&J Landscape, Total Landscape, Four Stars Landscape and Anguiano Lawn Care, among others.
After the tour, city officials provided guidelines specific to each Mutual as to what areas can be watered under California’s Level 2 restrictions. The summaryhas now been circulated to the Mutuals and GRF.
General guidelines include the following:
• Irrigation has been turned off in areas with turf that is purely ornamental. These areas are mostly confined to building frontage and the ends of buildings without trees, and are noted on the guidelines, which include pictures of sites that can and cannot be watered.
• Trees will continue to be irrigated (e.g., hand water, water bags, sprinkler isolation techniques.
• Sprinklers have been adjusted to prevent irrigation runoff to hard surfaces.
• Landscapers have been instructed to shut off irrigation during—and at least 48 hours after—rainfall.
• Areas with turf that is functional will be irrigated. These areas include greenbelts with benches and shade trees, including greenbelts and parkways in Mutuals 1, 7, 8, 9 and 16, among others.
• Plants and shrubs in building frontage will continue to be watered.
To save additional water, the city advises mulching trees to promote water absorption and tree health, institute an adopt-a-tree program to water trees in each Mutual and ensuring hose nozzles are equipped with a positive shut-off devices.
There is a difference between residential property within Seal Beach and Leisure World. Per state guidelines, the Leisure World community’s common areas are not classified as “residential” when it comes to water restrictions.
Instead, Mutuals must abide by rules for common interest developments or HOAs.
Dolch noted that unlike single-family homeowners who are indivdually metered for water, Leisure World has one meter for the entire community. LWers each pay his or her percentage of that bill based on a fraction of the total bill. Rather than property deeds, LWers own stock in a particular Mutual. With the stock certificate comes the right to live in the unit the person bought the stock from. For example, a Mutual 8 shareholder owns 1/348 of Mutual 8.
That is why residential water restriction rules do not apply here. Instead Mutuals must abide by rules for common interest developments, or HOAs.
GRF Finance Director Carolyn Miller to retire next month
By Ruth Osborn
GRF Director of Finance Carolyn Miller will retire Sept. 30 after almost 14 years of service to Leisure World, first as a senior accountant and then, at the helm of the department.
Her top priority has been to institute “best practice” systems, processes and controls to make the sometimes murky world of finance understandable to even the most mathematically challenged.
It’s behind-the-scenes work that can easily go unnoticed when all systems are at peak performance. Under her leadership, annual audits passed with flying colors, budgets for all GRF departments and Mutuals were skillfully managed; accounts were reconciled; efficiencies, such as direct debit for utility bills for the GRF and Mutuals, were instituted.
She has been a clear-eyed guide to ensure every area of expenditure and investment fit into the bigger picture of building a rock solid financial foundation for every LW resident.
“When I took my first accounting class in college, I knew accounting was my passion,” Miller said. “Thirty-six years later, accounting is still my passion.”
She takes her work very seriously. That’s not surprising since she is responsible for the entire financial domain of the Golden Rain Foundation, including treasury and accounting functions, banking policies, receipt and disbursements of funds, all fiscal and accounting matters, reporting procedures and overall financial controls.
The work demands painstaking consideration and application, but, like she said, it’s a passion—not a burden—for her. When she started as finance director, “people perceived me as being too serious,” she said. “I was learning the position, and it required concentration, but I do have a fun side.”
So she asked her hairdresser to put a blue streak in her hair, and that streak is there to this day. It’s her signature, memorable when you meet her. It’s a whimsical contrast to the stereotypical image of boring, math nerd accountant, which Miller is definitely not.
Fun as she is, she’s definitely an accountant to the core. In 2011, she passed the CPA exam, the pinnacle credential in her field. Industry experts consider the exam to be one of the most rigorous of all for obtaining professional credentials.
The national pass rate is approximately 1 in 2, so that means 50% fail the test, which covers a vast amount of information. Miller received the certification after two years of preparation.
She came to LW in 2009, ready to make a career move after 14 years working in the financial institution industry. The GRF’s senior accountant position was just what she was looking for—the perfect size company in the perfect location with the added benefit of serving people.
“Thirteen years later, I am still enjoying my career at the Golden Rain Foundation,” she said, adding that she’s somewhat ambivalent about retiring. But she has been mentally preparing for it for several years.
“It was my intention to retire earlier. However, the change in upper management in December 2021 deferred my decision, as the timing was no longer right,” Miller said. She is referring to the resignation of Randy Ankeny, former GRF executive director.
“Carolyn told me she delayed her retirement due to Mr. Ankeny’s abrupt resignation,” said Susan Hopewell, who was presiding over the GRF Board at the time. “She did not want to add further stress and concern to the GRF management team nor to the community. This is just one of many examples of her dedication and commitment to her GRF team members and to LW community members.
“I am forever grateful for her selfless decision to stay on and be part of the interim management team while we searched for a new executive director,” Hopewell continued.
Miller helped with the interview process to fill the LW’s top spot, and she believes the right candidate was selected after a careful six-month search.
“I completely support the GRF Board’s selection of Jessica Sedgwick as our new executive director. She will instill great things in the community. Although I would have enjoyed staying on to be a part of the new beginnings that Jessica is bringing, the timing of my retirement is a perfect transition.”
Miller gave Sedgwick a 90-day notice, so Sedgwick would have time to recruit a successor whom Miller can mentor before she retires.
“I look forward to my retirement but know that there is a downside as well. I will miss the team members and board members I have worked with.”
And colleages, friends and directors will miss her as well.
“It did not surprise me to learn that Carolyn is a marathon runner, as she has long demonstrated that same determination and perseverance supporting our community,” said GRF Director Janet Isom. “As the GRF treasurer last year, I relied on her guidance and wisdom. Carolyn patiently offered knowledgeable answers to my questions and ensured I had the supporting documentation to perform my corporate duties. She has been an incredible asset to GRF, the Mutual boards and the shareholders. She will be greatly missed. May she live long and prosper in retirement.”
Current GRF Treasurer Phil Friedman agrees: “As treasurer, and a Mutual CFO, I have had the opportunity work closely with Carolyn for over two years. She is the absolute definition of a loyal, hardworking, dedicated and most importantly an extremely competent individual. She was very much appreciated and will be very much missed!”
Miller also has the respect of her colleagues.
“Carolyn was outstanding at her position,” said GRF Facilities Director Mark Weaver. “We didn’t always see everything eye to eye, but we respected each other’s opinions and always worked things out. I will always remember Carolyn as a good, honest person.”
GRF Human Resources Director LeAnn Dillman agreed: “Carolyn has been an integral part of GRF and the community. Her expertise and willingness to teach and share information will truly be missed. I have had the pleasure of working with Carolyn, and I’m sure I am not alone in wishing her a very happy and much-deserved retirement. Cheers to her next chapter.”
Miller is looking forward to spending more time with her 3-year-old German Shepherd Savie and getting to eat dinner before 9 p.m. She wants to hike and “do outdoorsy stuff.” She also plans to hang out more with friends, and cook and bake.
This new beginning brings a bittersweet ending: “I will truly miss my second home. Thank you Leisure World for entrusting me to safeguard the community’s assets. Thank you Golden Rain Foundation, for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my career dream,” Miller said.
In reaching that dream, she leaves a legacy of goodwill. Perhaps Hopewell summed it up best: “I feel privileged to have worked with her during my seven years as a GRF director, most especially the last two years as GRF president. I wish her health, happiness and many fun adventures in her well-deserved retirement.”
SBPD Crime Report
The Seal Beach Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for committing a burglary and stealing a vehicle inside of the Leisure World community. On July 24 at about 5 a.m., an unknown male suspect entered the GRF Service Maintenance yard near 13533 Seal Beach Blvd.
The suspect entered the workshop, loaded a cart full of tools and placed the tools into a white pickup truck. He then made off with the tools and truck.
Days later, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recovered the abandoned vehicle in the city of Carson. The tools are still missing.
The suspect is described as a male Caucasian, approximately 40 years of age, about 6 feet tall, wearing a black t-shirt with graphics on the front, dark colored pants, white tennis shoes and black gloves.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Chris Hendrix at (562) 799-4100, ext. 1112, or email@example.com.
Fighter jet training generates noise
Leisure World residents can expect to hear thunderous noises through the next couple of months, authorities said. F-16 and F-15 fighter jets assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing Detachment 1 are conducting flying operations out of Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, through mid-October.
Los Alamitos will be used for these flight operations while the runway at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County undergoes construction.
Two training flights per week are currently planned from Los Alamitos to maintain pilot proficiency and to meet pilot training requirements. Efforts will be made to reduce aircraft noise by following noise mitigation procedures during training operations. These include reduced engine thrust at altitudes below 1,000 feet and following a specific flight path.
The base thanks local residents for their continued support to military operations within the area, and it will make every effort to be conscientious members of the community.
For more information, contact the 144th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at (559) 454-5246 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For local noise concerns, contact the JFTB at (562) 795-2515.
SB Animal Care Shelter seeks donations
The Seal Beach Animal Care Center (SBACC) will have three tables available at the Thursday, Sept. 8, Amphitheater show featuring a tribute to the Eagles. Donations of cash and materials for the shelter will be collected.
Volunteers from both SBACC and Leisure World’s Paws, Claws and Beaks club will be at the entrances from 6-8 p.m. to receive donations.
All those who contribute will be eligible to win $25 gift cards to either Target, Home Goods or California Pizza Kitchen.
Volunteers will accept cash, which help cover vet bills and other expenses. People can also contribute the following items that are continually needed by the shelter:
• For dogs: toys, blankets, towels, large and small dog beds, leashes, poop bags, Science Diet Small Bites, Science Diet Original Dry, Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and Science Diet Canned Stew, baggies for meds and food, plastic spray bottles, band-aids, Neosporin.
• For cats: toys, KMR Kitten Formula/Milk Replacement, litter box scoopers, Purina Sensitive systems or Purina One Kitten dry food, Friskies, any flavor of pate or shreds; Kitten Fancy Feast, any flavor; paper towels, toilet paper, Dawn dish soap, Scoop cat litter, AA-batteries, Advantage Flea treatment
All proceeds cover the costs of feeding, housing and caring for the dogs and cats at this no kill, non-profit shelter.
2022 Paving Project
Phases 3 and 4 of the 2022 GRF Paving Project will start Aug. 22 and continue until the end of October.
Phase 3 work is as follows:
• El Dorado Drive: grind and overlay with curb work.
• Northwood Road: grind and overlay with curb work.
Phase 4 work is as follows:
• McKinney Way
• Del Monte Drive
• Shawnee Lane
• North Fairfield Lane
• Prestwick Road
• Homewood Road
• Sunningdale Road
• Tam O’ Shanter Road
• Twin Hills Drive
Each phase takes about 4-6 weeks to complete. Drivers and pedestrians should use caution in construction zones.
The GRF Board awarded a $2.6 million contract to MJ Jurado for resurfacing, slurry and other work on a total of 18 LW streets.
OC Alzheimer’s Memory Screenings
Alzheimer’s Orange County will be in Leisure World offering free, confidential cognitive screenings using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment Tool (MoCA) from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (844) 373-4400.
The screening is a 30-question test that takes approximately 15 minutes, though each appointment is allotted 30 minutes to allow time for questions and concerns to be acknowledged and to make sure no one leaves confused about the results and that they have a plan to move forward, if applicable.
This test does not give a diagnosis as it will indicate only if there is a cause for concern.
Alzheimer’s OC will provide results and guidance on steps to consider, and it will follow up if given permission to do so.
Vector Control issues mosquito warnings
The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) is reporting an elevated level of invasive Aedes mosquitoes and an increased risk of mosquito-borne disease in Orange County, specifically in area of Santa Ana.
Aedes mosquitoes are black and white, non-native and aggressive day-biting mosquitoes that lay their eggs along the waterline of containers as small as a bottle cap. The mosquitoes known as Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito), Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) and Aedes notoscriptus (Australian backyard mosquito) are capable of transmitting debilitating viruses including dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and Zika.
“The District is urging residents to take the necessary precautions to reduce mosquito breeding and to avoid bites from these aggressive ankle-biters. Residents must do their part to check their yard regularly and eliminate standing water and water-holding containers” said Lora Young, Assistant District Manager/Director of Communications
Residents should also take these precautions to reduce the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes:
• Dump and drain any containers filled with water at least once a week
• Clean and scrub bird baths and pet water bowls weekly
• Dump water from potted plant saucers
• Avoid transporting or sharing plant clippings rooted in water
• Drill holes or puncture containers to eliminate standing water
To prevent mosquito bites, OCMVCD offers the following tips:
• Apply mosquito repellent to exposed skin before going outdoors; reapply as recommended
• Wear repellent containing DEET, Picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus
• Close all unscreened doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home or space; repair broken or damaged screens
• Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants and opt for lighter-colored clothing
OCMVCD encourages residents to sign up for VIP District email notifications. For more information, visit ocvector.org.
Korean Night is at the Amphitheater Aug. 20
The Korean American Association presents Korean Night at the Amphitheater showcasing traditional dance and music on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The event will feature various Korean performing arts clubs offering traditional and modern dancing and singing.
Dancers will be in lavish costume as they fluidly move across the stage in a kaleidoscope of color.
The highlight of the show is always the Korean American Chorale, which was formed in 2006 with a dozen members. It now boasts over 50 accomplished singers from the community.
They perform in Korean and English.
Sponsors will be on-site before the show giving away various prizes on a first-come, first-served basis from 6:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome. Minibus service is available before and after the show.
For more information, call President Won Sik Ryu at (630) 697-5377.
Letters to the Editor
GRF must recognize that some Leisure Worlders like to work out early because the gym opens at 6 a.m. during the weekdays. There are many of us who would like the pool to open earlier than 8:30. Ideally, the pool would open at the same time as the gym, but we are open to anything sooner than 8:30.
A few reasons to open the pool early:
•We work; we have meetings; we have things to do during the day, and we want to get our swim workout in before our active day begins. By the time one does a workout starting 8:30, then showers, we’ve missed a lot of things.
• Many of us have sun sensitive skin. Opening the pool earlier would allow us to swim before the harmful rays of the sun become stronger, further damaging our skin.
• Currently the pool gets crowded and the lanes double up quickly. The LW pool lanes are six feet wide. The standard for most lap pool lanes is eight feet wide. And to make it even worse, the lanes near the walls are more challenging because there is a wall in the way.
• One would think that the current crowded conditions are a clear indication that GRF needs to open the pool earlier than 8:30.
If you want an earlier opening, please contact the Recreation Committee by email at email@example.com and attend the next Recreation Committee meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 31 in Conference Room B to tell members how you feel.
So, the Democrats in congress can pass a bill with billions in new spending and taxes against the wishes of the Republican Party, but it can’t (read won’t) pass gun control legislation. Interesting. So much for the argument that Republicans are the ones standing in the way of more gun control.
Regarding a letter concerning the offensive abortion flag (Aug. 11), there are two sentences in that letter I want to address. Abortion is not the death of a child. It is the termination of a pregnancy, a fetus, which is terminated for various reasons, including rape, incest, accidental pregnancy or in some cases the life of the mother.
The second sentence to be addressed makes the point for me when the writer stated that her mother chose not to terminate. Exactly!
Those who don’t believe in abortion should never have one, but don’t force your views on the world because not everyone believes as you do. That is what makes America great. I do not believe that a raped 10-year-old should be forced to carry and have a rapist’s baby when she herself is still a baby.
Thank God my granddaughters live in a blue state. There are 22 red states now that are forcing women to have babies, no exception.
So, yes, I agree that flag was offensive, and I am very glad I have not seen it lately.
My sincere thanks to both GRF Service Maintenance and Fenn Pest Control for their quick response to our call for help in thwarting an ant invasion.
With their help, we can now claim another seasonal “victory” over these ever relentless, creative and industrious foes.
I just wanted to share that this resource is so readily available.
A letter defending a resident who apparently flies flags with messages that offend some residents (Aug. 11) described the man as a former U.S. Air Force vet of 29 years, an admirable length of service. The writer went on further to describe the “offender” as a member of the Republican Club and an admirable neighbor, all very well and good.
These flags are apparently reminders of the theory that abortion means death to a “child.” That is, of course, a personal opinion and very much open to interpretation and debate. So it is not surprising that some residents are very offended by this man’s flying those flags. Nor is it surprising that the letter writer feels it is important to defend this activity, especially as the latter portion of her letter is a passionate defense of anti-abortion. Namely, her mother, some 89 years earlier, gave birth to the letter-writer despite being told that she would die if she chose to give birth. While I realize that a lot of progress has been made in medical practice over the past 89 years, it did strike me as odd that any doctor would say this without evidence. But despite any “evidence” to the contrary, her mother decided to carry her to birth. As she reported, her mother lived to be over 90 and delighted in her only child.
All well and good, and I am glad her mother gave birth to the child she wanted, and that all turned out well.
There is one fact that the letter-writer does not realize she defended: the woman’s right to choose.
I agree with that right and rest my case. It is the woman’s right to choose, and no one else’s business.
Resident’s Column-Growing Older and Wiser
by Dr. Jeanne Pontac
I once said that a problem I see in facing the golden years is not aging itself but a lack of vision. We don’t feel as competent or needed. We often can’t do things that we used to do. The gift of retirement is that we have time. The Greeks have several words for time. One word for time is kairos. Kairos indicates a season, often an opportune or seasonable time, a point of time that is the “right” time.
The recent pandemic has brought home the point that this is what the golden years should be for all of us. It can be a “right time” to set things right. Many of us have been treated unfairly, unjustly and even downright nasty. Sometimes it seems like bad days are a part of life. We can choose to look back over times when we misspent our life and ruminate bitterly on the mistakes we experienced.
Or we can choose another path. It’s time to forgive (to let go of) the mean things that were said or done to us, or that we said and did to others.
I recently had a wonderful phone conversation with my ex-husband. He called me as a result of a letter that I sent him. In the letter, I thanked him for being a good husband (supported me in achieving a Ph.D. in psychology) and a good step-father to my two children, despite the fact that he wanted a divorce after 10 years of marriage.
He said that he had recently thought of me and how our marriage ended quickly and he, too, didn’t take the time to thank me for the years, that I was a good companion and a good step-mother to his daughter. My wanting to acknowledge the positive in our marriage resulted in a sense of sweet closure with fond memories.
Now is the time to acquire the knowledge of how to live: to live in kindness, having rewarding relationships, being reasonably healthy and in service to our community.
The golden years can be full of pleasure and purpose if one makes a commitment to that. The gift of retirement is that we have time—time to smile, time to say hello, time to do a good deed, time to visit friends and neighbors, and time to relax and read great books and listen to music. It is a time to enjoy your grandchildren, nature, birds and even the rabbits and squirrels. Most Importantly, it is time to be a peacemaker.
My husband, Tom, and I are taking the time we have left seriously. Time is not dribbling through our fingers. Perhaps our motto in Leisure World and in life might be “the older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.”
GRF Special Election
Editor’s note: This special election to fill a vacancy in Mutual 11 on the GRF Board of Directors has been scheduled for Monday, Aug. 29. The following instructions will assist residents of Mutual 11 in casting their ballots.
Mailing Your GRF Ballot
For the ballot to be counted, the inspectors of election must receive it on or before noon on Aug. 24.
You may also bring a sealed ballot to Clubhouse 4 between 10-11 a.m. on Aug. 29. The polls will close at 11 a.m. to begin the counting process.
Observing GRF Ballot Counting
The ballot counting will be conducted at the GRF Board of Directors meeting on Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. GRF members are welcome to observe the counting process.
Candidate for GRF Board of Directors Representing Mutual 11:
Edward Jablonski – Unopposed candidate
GRF Board Special Executive Session
Executive session meetings are closed to members due to the nature of agenda items. This meeting is closed to shareholders/members per Civil Code 4935
Monday, August 22 1 p.m.
Administration Conference Room A
1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call/Notice of Quorum
3. Member Code of Conduct
*Agenda is Subject to Change*
GRF Board Of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m.
1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call
3. President’s Announcements
4. Seal Beach City Council Member’s Update
5. Member Comments
6. Consent Calendar
a. Committee meetings for the Month of May
i. Minutes of the Recreation Committee Meeting
of May 2
ii. Minutes of the Physical Property Committee
Meeting of May 4
iii. Minutes of the GRF Administration Committee
Meeting of May 5
iv. Minutes of the Communications/IT Committee
Meeting of May 12
v. Minutes of the Strategic Planning Ad Hoc
Committee Meeting of May 18
b. Special GRF Board of Directors Minutes, August
i. Election Minutes from August 8
c. GRF Board of Directors Minutes of August 3
d. August GRF Board Report, dated August 23
e. Approve Capital Funds Investment Purchase
f. Acceptance of the Interim Financial Statements,
July, for Audit
g. Reinstatement of Paid Holiday
7. Ad Hoc Reports
a. Governing Document Ad Hoc Committee –
b. Website Ad Hoc Committee – Discussion
8. New Business
a. GRF Administration Committee
i. Reserve Funding Request – Administration
Building Office Improvement
ii. FINAL VOTE: Amend 30-5093-1, Authorized
Resident Rules of Conduct
b. Recreation Committee
i. TENTATIVE VOTE: Adopt 70-1500-1, Wood-
ii. FINAL VOTE: Adopt 70-1487-1B, Recreational
Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Rules and Regulations
iii. FINAL VOTE: Amend 70-1487-2, Recreational
Vehicle Lot (RVL) – Schedule of Fees and Mon-
9. Board Member Comments
10. Next Meeting
Tuesday, September 27 GRF Board Meeting in Clubhouse
Recap of GRF Board Activity, Aug. 3
Approved Consent Agenda
MOVED and approved the consent agenda included in the Special GRF Election minutes from June 7, Organizational minutes from June 14. GRF Ratification minutes from June 17. GRF Board of Directors minutes of May 24. The acceptance of the financial statements, June for audit. The approval of reserve funds investment purchase; and the approval of the capital funds investment purchase.
Physical Property Committee – Capital Funding Request – Mini Farm Design
MOVED to award a contract to Farmscape, for the design and plan for the Mini Farm, at a cost not to exceed $20,900 capital funding and authorize the president to sign the contract.
Physical Property Committee – Capital Funding Request – Operational Analysis Traffic Light on Saint Andrews and Golden Rain
MOVED to recommend the GRF Board award a contract to Stantec Consulting to conduct an intersection operational analysis to eliminate left-turn conflicts at Saint Andrews and Golden Rain Road for a total cost not to exceed $10,954 including a $1,000 contingency, capital funding and authorize the president sign the contract.
Physical Property Committee – Capital Funding Request – Shade Structure at Aquatic Center
MOVED to award a contract to Shade Comforts inc., for the installation of a 60’x20‘ shade structure at the aquatic center, based on ADRC approved selections, at a cost of $71,866 including contingencies and authorize the president to sign the contract. The total GRF cost includes not more than $21,866, capital funding, supplementing a generous donation of $50,000 from Jim Clement through the Golden Age Foundation.
Recreation Committee – Approve Golf Ball Removal – Turtle Lake at GRF Golf Course
MOVED to award a contract to Top of The Line Golf Balls to remove golf balls from Turtle Lake at the GRF golf course expiring May 31, 2023, for an income to GRF of $0.05 per golf ball that can be re-used and authorize the president to sign the contract.
Recreation Committee – Capital Funding Request – Holiday Tree Replacement
MOVED to approve the purchase of the holiday tree from Magical Holiday Designs as presented in exhibit A, for an amount not to exceed $8,500, capital funding.
Recreation Committee – Approve Donation from Friends of The Library
MOVED to accept the generous $5,000 donation from the Friends of the Library.
Security, Bus and Traffic – Operating Funding Request – Parking Enforcement System
MOVED to approve funding for a new parking enforcement system from Passport, in the amount not to exceed $18,000 per year, plus an additional $100 per month for hardware cost from operations and authorize the president to sign the contract. The contract will start when the board has moved forward with ticketing.
Security, Bus and Traffic – Approve Annual Entry Passes
MOVED to approve four (4) 2023 annual entry passes per unit for Resident Members and Mutual Seventeen owners.
Golden Rain Foundation committee and board meetings are open to Leisure World residents. The following is a tentative schedule.
Tues., Aug. 23 GRF Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Clubhouse 4/virtual 10 a.m.
Thurs. Aug. 25 GRF Administration Committee
Conf. Rm A/virtual 1 p.m.
Mon. Aug. 29 GRF Special Board of Directors Meeting
Clubhouse 4/virtual 11 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 31 Recreation Committee (rescheduled due
to Labor Day holiday)
Conf. Rm B/virtual 1 p.m.
A quorum or more of the directors may be present, only to listen and observe, and no formal board action will taken at committee meetings. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to address the committee.
Mutual residents are invited to attend the open meetings of their mutual boards. The following is a tentative schedule.
Thurs., Aug. 18 Mutual 2
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 18 Mutual 11
Conf. Rm B/Zoom 1:30 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 22 Mutual 8 (open forum, 9:15 a.m.)
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9:30 a.m.
Wed., Aug. 24 Mutual 10
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Thurs., Aug. 25 Mutual 1
Conf. A/Zoom 9 a.m.
Fri., Aug. 26 Mutual 6
Conf. Rm A/Zoom 10 a.m.
Thurs., Sept. 1 Presidents’ Council
Clubhouse 4/Zoom 9 a.m.
GRF Special Meeting—What Is Your Question/Comment?
Do you have a question, comment or a suggestion for GRF? In order to expedite the proceedings of the GRF Special meeting on Aug. 29, any member present who wishes to comment or ask a question on any matter is requested to fill out this form. This will allow the Board to prepare a response, if necessary. Submit your request to the GRF Board Office, P.O. Box 2069, Seal Beach, CA 90740, to the attention of Carol Levine, Corporate Secretary, or Tia Makakaufaki, Executive Coordinator by Thursday, Aug. 25. You may also drop off your question/comment at the Stock Transfer Office, Attention Tia Makakaufaki.
ADDRESS ________________________________________ MUTUAL ____ APT _______
PHONE NO. ________________________________________________________________
Subject of question, comment or statement that I intend to offer is:
Member comments are limited to:
• 4 minute limit per speaker, when there are no more than 15 speakers
• 3 minute limit per speaker, 16 – 25 speakers
• 2 minute limit per speaker, over 26 speakers
The special meeting of the members will be held on
Mon., Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. in Clubhouse 4 and livestreamed.
Since most of the holidays in 2022 fall on workdays for LWSB’s cleaning contractor, some carports will be cleaned this year on the actual holiday.
The following carports will be cleaned on Monday, Aug. 29, instead of Monday, Sept. 5, the Labor Day holiday.
In the morning:
Mutual 1: Carports 2, 5, 6, 9, and 10.
In the afternoon:
Mutual 1: Carports 1, 3, and 4 Mutual 17: Carports Building 3.
The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses.
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Men’s Golf League
Two golfers sink hole in ones
The first Leisure World Men’s Golf Club Tournament of the month was played on Aug. 10. Two groups of three flights of variously skilled golfers vied for best net scores, plus two circle holes (shots within a 5-foot radius are rewarded) and two closest to the pin challenges. The Turtle Lake Golf Course is a 1,658-yard, par 54 course that has challenges for all who play.
A total of 56 golfers teed off and played 18 holes. This week there were two Holes-In-One recorded, one by Yong J. Kim on hole No. 2 and one by Richard Jun on hole No. 13. Overall, only 25 of the golfers were net at or under par, with just seven circle holes and remarkably 53 birdies. Closest to the pin on hole No. 6 was Andrew Kim, and Richard Jun on hole No. 15.
All golfers are responsible for their tee box and divots and ball marks on the greens. Golfers are asked to repair their own divots, plus one more.
All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-6, B Flight handicaps are 7-10, and C Flight handicaps are 12-18.
A Flight: First place: four-way tie between Joltin John Kolthoff, Pat Paternoster, Steve Walker and Richard Jun, a hard earned 2 under 52; second: tie between Glen Barry and Young Lee, a nice 1 under 53; third: three-way tie between Dong Kim, Mike Mayfield, and Gene Archambault, a well-played even par 54.
B Flight: First place: Bruce Bowles, a terrific 6 under 48; second: Jong Lee, an excellent 3 under 51; third: three-way tie between Dale Williamson, Bill Long and Bob Johnston, a nice 2 under 52; fourth: tie between Walt Bier and Trai Nguyen, a marvelous 1 under 53; fifth: Paul Alloway, a sweet even par 54.
C Flight: First place: Joon Sup Yoon, a fine 6 under 48; second: Ben Benjamins, an outstanding 5 under 49; third: tie between Mike Carlson and Dave Winn, a very good 2 under 52; fourth: tie between Joe DiDonato and John Rudosky, a super 1 under 53; fifth: tie between Manny Miranda and Richard McPartland, at even par 54.
The next men’s tournament will be held on Aug. 24 and then every second and fourth Wednesday of the following months. Those
who planned to play in any tournament and need to cancel should contact Alan Sewell (541) 324-8558 or Dave LaCascia (801) 674-5975 as soon as possible. Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled tee time and be ready to play.
The Men’s Golf Club general meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Clubhouse 1 picnic area. Nominations for next season’s officers will be taken at this meeting.
– Dave LaCascia
Forty-five women competed for Low Gross, Low Net, and Birdies at the Tuesday August 9th tournament of the Leisure World Women’s Golf Club.. There were 18 birdies.
The winners were:
Flight A: Devora Kim Low Gross, 26; tied for Low Net, Karen Mendon, Veronica Chang, and Soo Choi 25. Birdies by Devora Kim #2 and #7; Veronica Chang #1, Soo Choi #4, Linda Herman #6, Margie Thompson #5,Marilyn Hewitt #2, Young Suk #6, and Young Yoon #2 and #8.
Flight B: Hae Lee Low Gross 30; tied for Low Net, Eullia Kim,Grace Choi,Janice Turner, and Jassca Choi 25. Birdies by Eullia Kim #7, Grace Choi #1, Janice Turner #2, Susie Kim #8, and Joanne Lim #3.
Flight C: Tied for Low Gross Theresa Lim and Sue Yokomi 33; tied for Low Net Patty Littrell, Helen Yoon, and Kay Hong 25. Birdies by Sue Yokomi #6, and Betty Regalado #8.
Flight D: Sue Elliott Low Gross 37; Sandra de Dubovay Low Net 22. A birdie by Sandra de Dubovay #6.
– Anne Walshe
After two weeks of play in the summer season, there were few surprises. As of Aug. 10, there have been 49 bocce ball games played among all four leagues. Below are the current league standings.
Saturday League: Team 1: Connie Adkins and Paul Shellenberger; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 2: Nichole and Jerome Kluever; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 3: Franca Yeske and Mary Holder; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 4: Adair Paul and Joanne Lester; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 5: Pat Fellers and Jack O’Brien; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 6: Lee Broadbent and Joann Lim; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 7: Dave Crandall and Vinton Ash; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 8: Peggy Lynch and Sue Onyan; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 9: Sue O’Brien and Joanie Wilkins; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 10: Rod Osgood and Valerie Strong; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 11: Kathleen Pitts and Mike Pitts; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 12: Rosie and Steve Erdrich; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 13: Ernie Dinkel and Cathy Boufford; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 14, Debbie and Mark Worden; 1 win, 1 loss.
Sunday League: Team 1: Mo Ashley and Deidra Lukoff; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 2: Uly Chibisov and Judy Noble; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 3: Irvene Bernstein and Kathy Conley; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 4: Vicki Mingus and Terry Thrift; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 5: Estee Edwards and Marsha Stamper; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 6: Irene Rozendaal and Susan La Brada; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 7: Kat Goyan and Dianne Daley; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 8: Donna Gorman and Lilly Hughes; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 9: Vicki Guy and Carol Johnson; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 10: Melli and Sal Herrera; 1 win: 1 loss. Team 11: Kristi Martin and Juan Melendez; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 12: Leah Lambros and Julie Milburn; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 13: Gwenn and Roy Robertson; 2 wins: 0 losses. Team 14: Connie Terry and Jerry Wrenn; 2 wins: 0 losses.
Tuesday League: Team 1: Ellie West and Roger Bennett; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 2: Chandra and Harshad Patel; 2 wins, 0 losses. Team 3: Jan Wegrocki and Billy Holden; 1 win:1 loss. Team 4: Janie Adkins and Dennis Bedford; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 5: Rhonda Cox and David Brito; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 6: Mary Dominick and Jane Haass; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 7: Connie and Gary Hagar; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 8: Lynn Stel and Donna Severson; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 9: Lisa and Howard Brass ; 1 win: 1 loss. Team 10: Doris Morton and Mary Jane Thome; 1 win, 1 loss. Team 11: Digna and Gene Vesely; 2 wins: 0 losses. Team 12: Reenie Viska and Anita Giroud; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 13: Roseanne Breig and Sue Sloan; 0 wins, 2 losses. Team 14: Nina Todorov and Judy Georger; 1 win, 1 loss.
Thursday’s League results were not available before presstime, but will be published in next week’s issue.
Those who want to play bocce ball, become a referee or learn more should call Laura Garcia at (562) 230-5302.
Men’s Golf League Aug. 5 and 8 results
On Aug. 5, 12 golfers of the Leisure World Golf League contested the 5,700-yard par 70 Riverview Golf Course in Santa Ana. It was a glorious and humid morning that warmed up dramatically by rounds end. With numerous water hazards, and significant elevation changes throughout, this course challenges everyone. Even with consistently good playing conditions, only five of the 13 scores at or under par but the course yielded six birdies.
All scores are net (gross minus handicap). A Flight handicaps are 0-19, while B Flight handicaps are 20 and over.
A Flight: First place: tie between Chris Lankford, with a birdie, and Jim Goltra, with two birdies, a terrific 4 under 66; second: tie between Sam Choi, with two birdies, and Dave LaCascia, a well-played 3 under 67; third: tie between Gary Stivers, Gene Vesely, and Fujio Norihiro.
B Flight: First place: Tom Ross, a very nice even par 70, plus closest to then pin on the 140-yard, par 3 hole No. 2, and fewest putts; second: Bob Munn, with a birdie; third: Liz Meripol; fourth: Digna Vesely; fifth: Lowell Goltra.
Eleven golfers from the Leisure World Men’s Golf League played on Aug. 8 at the 5,600-yard par 70 Meadowlark Golf
Course in Huntington Beach. The weather was initially overcast and very humid. For the first seven holes all the greens were very wet and putting was erratic. By mid-round ,the sun came out making it a hot last half of the round with a rising wind that impacted play on the last three holes.
The course is still being maintained quite nicely with well-manicured fairways and greens. Considering the very satisfactory playing conditions it was surprising that the course only permitted two of the 11 rounds to be at or under par and but yielded four birdies.
A Flight: First place: Gary Stivers, a very nice 7 under 63 plus 2 birdies; second: Jim Goltra, a well-played 1 under 69; third: Sam Choi; fourth: Dave LaCascia, plus closest to the pin on both the par 3 140-yard seventh and sixteenth holes.
B Flight: First place: a three-way tie between Bob Munn, Lowell Goltra, and Digna Vesely, a hard-earned 2 over 72; second: Gene Vesely, third: Fujio Norihiro, plus fewest putts; fourth: Liz Meripol, with a birdie; fifth: Tom Ross.
he Monday and Friday Golf Leagues play at four local courses, all within 15–20 minutes of Leisure World. The courses are often full, so advance reservations are available via a sign-up sheet at each round.
There is a prize pool for each round that players are not obligated to enter.
Rewards are given for low net and fewest putts in each flight, birdies and closest to the pin on two par-3 holes. Holes-in-one and eagles (2 under par), although infrequent, are generously rewarded.
Those interested in joining the league can contact Gary Stivers at (714) 313-3697 or Dave LaCascia at (801) 674-5975.
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Meals on Wheels, Long Beach
‘Meals on Wheels of Long Beach Inc. delivers freshly cooked meals for $9.75 per day Monday-Friday, between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Deliveries include an 8-ounce carton of 1 percent milk. An alternate dessert is available for those on a diabetic diet. Contact Client Manager Caron Adler at (562) 439-5000, ext. 1, or visit www.mowlb.org to complete an online application. To cancel a meal for the following day, you must contact Adler before 9 a.m. the prior business day. Menu is subject to change without notice.
Thursday, Aug. 18: Turkey chili, cornbread, green beans with pimentos, watermelon, roast beef and cheese sandwich with spinach, tomato and pickle; cucumber, red onion and tomato salad.
Friday, Aug. 19: Oven baked breaded fish with tarter sauce, oven browned potatoes, peas and carrots, banana, turkey and ham Cobb salad with egg, tomato, bacon, and blue cheese dressing, plus crackers.
Monday, Aug. 22: Roast beef with mushroom gravy, garlic and chive mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, tropical mixed fruit, chicken salad sandwich with spinach and tomato, plus homemade potato salad.
Tuesday, Aug. 23: Tuna noodle casserole with peas and carrots, Brussels spouts, cantaloupe, entrée Greek chicken salad, tomato, olives, cucumber, Feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing, plus crackers.
Wednesday, Aug. 24: Lemon pepper chicken, brown and wild rice, green bean almandine, Mandarin oranges, roast beef and cheese sandwich with lettuce, tomato and pickle, plus tricolor pasta salad.
Residents are invited to learn what yoga can do to lessen stiffness every Wednesday at 9 a.m. in Clubhouse 6. Outdoor yoga is held at Veteran’s Plaza on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. The cost is $8 per class.
Body stiffness makes movement become more difficult as people age. Slow yoga movements warm up muscles while deep breathing increases blood flow. When people are stronger and more flexible, stiffness can disapate and posture improves.
Online Zoom classes with long time, local instructor, Jenny Ahn is also available for residents to attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per class.
This year continues to provide hope and more tolerance. Residents are encouraged to add yoga to their daily routine to make the year even better.
For information , call Connie Adkins at (562) 506 5063.
The Leisure Leggers, a running and walking club in Leisure World for more than 20 years, meets every Monday at Clubhouse 6 at 8 a.m. for a brisk trot around the neighborhood, followed by coffee and camaraderie. Dues are 99 cents per year. For more information, call club president Tom Pontac at (562) 304-0880.
The Zumba Club meets Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. at Clubhouse 6 upstairs in the fitness center and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. at Veterans Plaza.
“It’s an hour of great energy and great music that will leave you with a smile on your face,” says club secretary and treasurer Shannon Brennan. “The exercises are moderate intensity, easy to follow and is a good workout for all levels.”
For more information, call Peggy Beste at (310) 489-2390.
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Learn what’s new in travel today
Patrick Webb is an experienced educator, business consultant, business owner, and entrepreneur. He has experience with both start-up companies as well as managing Fortune 500 companies. He is a CEO of CruiseStar.com, Galaxsea Cruises and Tours, Warren Travel and WebbSmart, a real estate investment company. Webb has 30 years of experience in the travel industry, specializing in cruises and tour packages worldwide.
Webb will speak to the Sunshine Club about what’s new in travel on Friday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
Webb is a college professor at UC Irvine and Cal Poly Pomona. He is currently teaching business feasibility studies, digital marketing, essentials of marketing, marketing capstone, hospitality strategic marketing, crisis management and finance. He has a MBA in international business from the University of La Verne, a TESOL certificate from Azusa Pacific University and bachelors degree in business and economics from Chapman University. He also studied business law at the University of Maryland and systems management at University of Southern California.
All residents are welcome to join the meeting. There is no membership fee to join, but donations are welcome. The club welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. The club asks everyone to arrive on time and to use the back door when arriving late for the meeting so as not to interrupt the presentation.
For more information, contact Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
SBTV-3 airs on TWC-Spectrum Channel 3, Frontier Fios Channel 37 and online streaming at sbtv3.org/schedule. Have Roku? Go to http://roku.streamsource.tv/add/sbtv. The playback schedule is available at SBTV3.org.Thursday, Aug. 18
4 pm Party to Celebrate
5 pm LW Cabaret Entertainers
6:30 pm LW Pool opening
6:40 pm LW Classic Car Show
7 pm Studio Cafe
7:20 pm LW Rollin’ Thunder 2022
7:30 pm McGaugh Goes West
8 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
9 pm Living the Good Life
10 pm LW ABBA Tribute Concert
Friday, Aug. 19
4 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE
5 pm LW Community Orchestra
Spring Concert 2022
6:35 pm Cabaret: Love is in the Air
8 pm Studio Cafe
8:30 pm SB Classic Car show
9 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
10 pm Abilene Concert 2022
Saturday, Aug. 20
4 pm Black N White Knights Band
5 pm LW Community Orchestra
6:30 pm Studio Cafe
7 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
8 pm LAUSD
Sunday, Aug. 21
4 pm LW’s 60th Anniversary
featuring the Emperors
6 pm LW Theater Club:
6:30 pm Safety Flags Installation
7 pm McGaugh Goes West
7:30 pm SB Classic Car Show 2022
8 pm Studio Cafe
8:30 pm Livin’ the Good Life
9pm LW ABBA Tribute Concert
11 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE
4 pm LW Cabaret Entertainers
5:15 LW Pool Opening
5:30 pm LW Karaoke:
Friendship and Memories
6:30 pm Studio Cafe
7 pm LW Party to Celebrate
8 pm Seal Beach City Limits:
9 pm LW ABBA Tribute Concert
10:45 pm LW Clasic Car Show
11 pm Black N White Knights Band
11:55 pm LW Theater Club
Tuesday, Aug. 23
4 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE
5 pm LW Theater Club
5:30 pm Party to Celebrate
6:30 pm SB Classic Car Show
7 pm Studio Cafe
7:30 pm McGaugh Pageant of the Arts
8:30 pm Cerritos Center:
10 pm Abeline Concert 2022
11:40 pm LW Classic Car Show
Wednesday, Aug. 23
4 pm LW’s 60th Anniversary
featuring the Emperors
4:50 pm LW Hula 2021
6 pm LW Summer Concert NOCE
7 pm McGaugh Goes West
8 pm Life and Times in Seal Beach:
9 pm Amphitheater Concert 2021
10:40 pm LW Caberet Entertainers
*All programming subject to change
Attendees encouraged to come dressed in their best western gear
The LW Women’s Club Spaghetti Western fundraiser will be held on Saturday Sept. 17 in Clubhouse 2, at noon. Dress is casual and in keeping with the theme, Women’s Club Treasurer Sue Holbrook is opting for western wear. Don’t miss this event, tickets are going fast. There will be a catered dinner, live country-western music entertainment and huge raffle.
Dinner will be catered by the popular Domenicos of Long Beach restaurant. Beverages such as coffee and tea will be served, but people may bring their own drinks. Dinner is followed by live entertainment provided by the well-known Anthony Bernasconi and his wife, Donielle.
This exciting evening will end with a raffle for a large array of gift cards, baskets and prizes donated by local businesses and residents. Also, two grand prizes will be awarded through a special raffle for those who love golf. The first prize is a set of women’s golf clubs. The second a round of golf for four at the Seal Beach Old Ranch Country Club.
Tickets are $30 a person. Those who are interested in attending should contact Sally Fowler at (562) 493-5854.
Happy Birthday to Phil Mandeville who does so much for Leisure World. His friends and neighbors thank him for his contribution to the Cabaret, the Boots on the Ground, the CERT Program and the GRF Board. Even Santa appreciates your help. His service to Mutual 11 as past president and Emergency Preparedness committee chairman is much appreciated.
Jacquie Clark turns 80
Jacquie Clarke was celebrated at her 80th birthday party on July 16 by friends and family. The party was planned by her niece, Nicole Ohlsen, from Lake Forest.
Leisure World residents are invited to attend the next monthly meeting of the LW Genealogy Club on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m., with social time begining at 9:30, in Clubhouse 3, Room 1.
Guest speaker Lisa Baker will give a presentation on family search and tips on using the FamilySearch Library.
Baker is the assistant director of the Hemet Family History Center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She also serves on the board of directors of the Hemet/San Jacinto Genealogical Society as the treasurer and director of communications, maintaining the Society’s website and newsletter. She has been researching her own family for over 25 years when she began looking into her mother’s family and discovered that her German roots extended back to the 1500s.
The Library is open from 1-4 p.m. for club members to do research on the computers that have programs available, including Ancestry, Fold 4, and International subscriptions. Hours may vary due to volunteer availability. Club librarian Nancy Westcott has reorganized all of the books, which is very much appreciated.
Volunteers are still needed for the Christmas Luncheon Committee; contact the Genealogy Club email for more information.
See the Griffith Observatory Sept. 23
Leisure World Residents are invited to join the Sunshine Club in a day trip to the Los Angeles Griffith Observatory on Friday, Sept. 23.
The Griffith Observatory is a great place for tourists to explore the universe in the heart of Los Angeles. It is known as Southern California’s gateway to the cosmos. Visitors may look through telescopes, explore exhibits, see live shows in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium, and enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Sign.
All visitors must wear face masks at all times while inside the observatory and on the roof. By entering the building, visitors are agreeing to follow this requirement. Visitors will also need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.
The group will also see a show in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium. With its spectacular Zeiss star projector, digital projection system, state-of-the-art aluminum dome, comfy seats, sound system, and theatrical lighting, the 290-seat Samuel Oschin Planetarium theater is the finest planetarium in the world. Every show is presented by a live, engaging storyteller, and one of the Observatory’s three current shows is offered every 60 to 90 minutes each day.
Those who are interested in joining the day trip must bring a check payable to the Sunshine Club for $70. The price includes an admission fee of $8 for the Samuel Oschin Planetarium show, plus transportation, lunch, snacks and gratitity for the driver.
Tickets are sold first-come, first-served with limited seats available. The bus will leave at 1 p.m., from the front of the Clubhouse 4 parking lot and will be back by 10 p.m. Tickets are nonrefundable after Aug. 26.
There will still be a Sunshine Club meeting on Sept. 23 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. People who are going on the trip are asked to not disturb the meeting from 10-11 a.m..
For more information about the trip, text Anna Derby at (562) 301-5339.
Nikkei Club will meet on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Clubhouse 1 picnic area at noon.
There will be an Asian potluck at the meeting. Members who are not bringing a dish will need to pay $8 to help cover the teriyaki chicken, veggie dishes, watermelon and birthday cake. The phone committee will call all members.
All residents welcome to join. Those who are interested should call Michie Kimura at (714) 317-1102.
American Sign Language Club
The American Sign Language Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.
For more information, call or text Eileen C. Davis at (562) 212-9265.
Annie Karich, granddaughter of Leisure World GRF Director Nick Massetti was called up to play in the Women’s U20 World Cup Soccer tournament held in Costa Rica through Aug. 28. Having just reported to Santa Clara University as a freshman, she replaces a fellow Santa Clara player on the national team who was injured. All her family and friends are overjoyed that she’s achieved this recognition at the highest level in the field of soccer.
by Mary Larson
All Leisure World residents, regardless of political affiliation, are invited to attend a special gathering on Friday, Sept. 2, in Clubhouse 4 at 9:30 a.m. The event is being jointly sponsored by the Social Security Works organization and the LW Democratic Club.
The event will feature:
•Entertainment by Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, who is best known as being a member of the popular Sha Na Na band during the 1970s and 80s.
• A report by Social Security Works on what to anticipate in relationship to the future of Social Security.
•A presentation of an award by Social Security Works to Congresswoman Katie Porter, who has been named the Social Security Champion of 2022.
The LW Democratic Club will hold its second hybrid membership meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. In order to provide an opportunity for all to participate, the meeting will also be accessible via Zoom. All Leisure World Democrats and supporters are encouraged to join. Those attending the in-person meeting are asked to wear masks.
The featured speaker for the meeting will be Judie Mancuso, the Democratic Party endorsed candidate for election to the California Assembly in the 72nd District.
Mancuso has been named one of the most influential people in Orange County by the OC Register. She is the vice chair of the Laguna Beach Environmental and Sustainability Committee as well as the founder and president of Social Compassion in Legislation. She also received the most votes in this year’s June Primary Election.
In the upcoming General Election, Mancuso will run against Republican Diane Dixon, who lost her bid for the Assembly against Cottie Petrie-Norris in 2020. Mancuso has been endorsed by a wide array of community leaders and organizations in Orange County and across the state, including Porter.
In her endorsement, Porter stated, “Judie Mancuso is a champion who has stood up to the special interests and will be a tireless fighter for our community. In the Assembly, she will continue being a voice for the voiceless and I am proud to endorse her.”
Information on how to join the meeting via Zoom can be found in the club’s Aug. 15 newsletter or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.`
Weather permitting, the SBLW Democratic Club’s Information and Hospitality Booth will be open in the parking lot outside Clubhouse 6 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September. The booth will be open on both Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. Membership information for those interested in joining the club will be available at the booth.
For more in-depth reporting about plans for the upcoming General Election, as well as information about the Club’s programs for the coming months, LW Democrats and their no preferred party) supporters can to our club’s newsletter by emailing email@example.com. People are asked to include their full name, address and phone number, as well as party affiliation when signing up for the newsletter.
by Brian Harmon
At a planning meeting on Aug. 9, LW Republican Club volunteers discussed which issues would be the most effective in this year’s political campaign. The consensus was that voters are more interested in issues that affect families, rather than foreign policy. The issues discussed at the meeing included:
•Fears of inflation and recession
• Public safety or law and order
• Family values
Club President David Harlow shared information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Reserve Bank on how rapidly inflation rates have increased since President Biden has been in office, even before the war in Ukraine.
Harlow also shared data on how the economy has been declining during the past two quarters. This was formerly the definition of a recession, but the present definition requires that all major sectors of the economy be affected. “So, technically we are not in a recession, yet,” Harlow said.
The club’s endorsed candidate for Seal Beach City Council, Nathan Steele, shared the latest Gallup Poll showing the confidence that Americans have in 16 of the country’s major institutions.
Gallup listed the public’s confidence level in 2022 as “% Great deal/Quite a lot.” The highest rated institutions are, in descending order: small business (68%), the military (64%), the police (45%), the medical system (38%), and the church or organized religion (31%).
Members of the Republican Club can take comfort that these five institutions are among the most highly regarded by Republicans, and vice versa.
The lowest scoring institutions were Congress (7%), television news (11%), big business (14%), the criminal justice system (14%), and newspapers (16%). Faith in the presidency fell 6 points to 23% between July 2021 and July 2022.
The Gallup Poll was founded in 1935 and is the oldest polling and analytics organization in the U.S.
Steele is the president of The Steele Agency, which works with Christian stations in North America and Cameroon, Africa.
Steele began his career in the stock brokerage business in Chicago, working with boutique brokerages firms before becoming a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
In the early 90s, he transitioned to training others in the skills needed to be option traders, working in Madrid, Spain, as the Spanish Options market was beginning.
In 1993, Steele joined Holden International, a global training and consulting firm specializing in Strategic Planning and the application of strategy to business, marketing, and sales campaigns. Through those years, he worked with several Fortune 500 companies like EDS, IBM, Accenture and Microsoft’s OEM division on a global scale.
Steel was a conference speaker at international conferences in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, South Africa and other countries. He speaks fluent Spanish and is the author of “Strategic Clarity: The Essentials of High-Level Selling.” He lives in Seal Beach with his wife, Patty Steele.
The LW Republican Club information and hospitality booth will be open every Monday in August and on Mondays and Wednesdays in September from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot near Clubhouse 6. Volunteers will be selling election merch every Monday.
The club meets every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
Liz Kennedy (l-r), Nancy Westcott and Ellen Brannigan encourage all residents to come to the Save Our Beach event this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon. This environmental clean-up event is held every third Saturday of the month at the end of First Street in Seal Beach, near River’s End. Gloves, pickers and bags are provided as well as parking passes. For more information, go to www.saveourbeach.org.
Low Vision and Blind Support Group
The Low Vision and Blind Support Group will meet tomorrow, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6. This group is sponsored by Braille in Orange County. It is an informal round table where people can share their issues and welcome guidance from others with vision issues. The group often has guest speakers attend meetings.
The club does not charge membership dues. The meeting is over by 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Sharon Kohn at (562) 596-4969.
Animal Care Services
Long Beach Animal Care Services provides animal control services to Seal Beach. To report coyote activities or other animal control issues, call the 24-hour animal services line, (562) 570-7387 or go online at www.longbeach.gov/acs/wildlife/coyote-report.
Remember to not engage and give space to wild animals, strays and any sick or aggressive looking animal.
The Friendly Couples Club regrets to announce that the club will have its final meeting in September. The group has formed lasting friendships and enjoyed many fabulous potluck dinners.The photo above shows the happy group at its August meeting, including Jeanette Williams (front, l-r), Joe Zerelli, Bobbi Vann, Judi Possnack, Dave Possnack, Bobbie Olson, Ron Olson, Laura Freedman and Ellen Larsen, and in back Fred Reker (l-r), Mike Strout, Stacey Strout, Harriet Kader-Speth, Bud Parrish, Michael Stone, Cynthia Stone
Hands and Hearts United in Giving
Hands and Hearts United in Giving (HHUG) is a small, local non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless in the community. It accepts donations of clean, used towels; new, unopened, travel-sized shampoo, soap and lotion; and disposable razors.
The only clothing HHUG accepts is new socks and new underwear for men and women.
To donate any of these items, contact Susan Hopewell at (562)-430-6044 for pick up. People may also leave donations on the patio in Mutual 6-62A.
These donations are delivered to the Long Beach Beach Multi-Service Center which provides a variety of services to homeless individuals and families, including shower services. To make a financial donation and to learn more about HHUG, visit www.hhug.org.
OBITUARIES, page 13
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Religion, pages 18-19
One of the first commandments discusses remembering and keeping the Sabbath holy. Jesus, appears to have other ideas in the passage from Luke’s Gospel, which leaves Community Church to ask, how do believers create balance in their personal lives?
Many people have spent lifetimes seeking balance instead of doing the work to craft the necessary balance to thrive. Those who find themeselves exhausted and frustrated amidst the pandemic and maybe even out of balance are welcome to join the service on Sunday at 9:50 a.m. to learn more.
Community Church is often called “the friendly church” and welcomes people of all backgrounds. It invites new people to come early for a cup of coffee before worship to get a feel for the community and stay for award-winning music and a powerful message.
Due to COVID cases rising, people who want to attend the in-person worship service must provide proof of vaccination but masking is optional. The church also offers online services for those who do not want to risk exposure.
Entrances to the church may be found both at the front of the church and the pedestrian gate between the church and the shops.
Those who are in need without another way to address it can call the church office line at (562) 431-2503.
Assembly of God
Service/Gathering Times: Sunday morning at 10:30 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 in Clubhouse 3, Room 2; the Hymn Sing on the fourth Sunday of the month in the Clubhouse 3 Lobby at 6 p.m.
Sermon for this week: Toy and Ginnette Doudy, good friends and missionaries in Lima, Peru, will be the guest speakers on Sunday, Aug. 21. Having returned recently to the United States, they will share what God is doing in Peru. LW Assembly of God has prayed for them and partnered with them financially during the pandemic years and beyond. The two will share about the faithfulness of God, who is neither unaware nor unable to act in times of world crisis.
Bible Study: Pastor Chuck Franco will introduce a new series titled“Whisper,” by Mark Batterson. Sometimes the best way to get someone’s attention is to whisper. When there are many voices screaming for attention, it might seem as if God’s voice is drowned out. However, those listening for his voice will hear him. This study trains the spiritual ear to hear God speaking. A short teaching video clip is followed by a focused discussion and student participation.
Contact: More information can be found at www.lwassemblyofgod.com. Those who would like prayer, personal contact from a pastor or a DVD of the Sunday morning sermon can contact pastors Chuck and Sheryl Franco by calling (562) 357-4360 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Carolyn van Aalst is also available to receive prayer requests at (562) 343-8424.
Pastor Chuck Franco’s sermons can be accessed on the Faithlife app under “Leisure World Assembly of God,” where people can also give online.
The High Holy Days will arrive in a little more than a month. Rabbi-Cantor Galit-Shirah is preparing to conduct in-person services this year. COVID-19 has prevented Beit HaLev from being able to have services regularly, but it plans to start this year, God willing. There is no charge to attend, but donations are welcome and needed. The High Holy Day schedule will be announced soon.
Beit HaLev conducts Livestream services on Facebook.com/galityomtov, YouTube.com (Beit HaLev LIVE! Channel) and Zoom.
Livestream services for the Friday Shabbat evening and Saturday morning service can be found at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9152434704. The meeting ID is 915 243 4704, and the passcode is RavGalit.
The Third Triennial Cycle reading of “Eikev,” Deuteronomy 10:12-11:25, continues Moses’ last address to the Israelites, calling for them to revere, obey, love and worship the all powerful. The period between Tisha B’Av and Rosh Hashanah, the five weeks, is a period of reflection for all Jewish people to look inwardly and identify where they erred during the past year in preparation for the Day of Judgment The Parsha ends with the assurance that if people follow the Commandments, they will always be protected by HaShem.
All Beit HaLev services use special prayerbooks, “Lev L’Lev,” which include excerpts from the Reform Siddur, “Mishkan HaT’filah.” Printed versions of the prayerbooks will be available for sale at in-person services.
Beit HaLev and Rabbi Galit-Shirah are part of the Union of Jewish Universalist Clergy and Communities. It is progressive in thought and traditional in liturgy. Everyone who seeks a path to the Divine is welcome, and Beit Halev doesn’t believe in labels.
To request a membership form, call Rabbi Galit-Shirah at (562) 715-0888 or email email@example.com. Contributions to Beit HaLev are welcome and can be sent to Beit HaLev, P.O. Box 2279, Seal Beach, CA 90740.
First Christian Church
First Christian Church of Leisure World teaches from God’s word, the Holy Bible, most often verse by verse. It is a friendly church that welcomes all visitors. People are welcome to worship and explore God’s word together “that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Romans 1:12).
Message From the Pastor
Pastor Bruce Humes will begin an exciting new series of teachings on the book of Genesis this week.
The first verse of Genesis is the foundation for the Christian faith. If this first statement is not true, then neither is the rest of the Bible. If it is true, then people will have no trouble believing the rest of the Bible from Genesis 1:2 through Revelation 22:21. For those of the Christian faith the truth of God’s salvation plan for mankind through his son, Jesus Christ, is revealed from cover to cover.
The first verse in God’s word says that heaven and earth had a beginning, it was created, it was brought into existence by God.
Christians understand that God existed in eternity’s past, that he is eternally existent and that which he created was out of nothing. God’s creation was recent, meaning thousands of years ago, not millions.
Hebrews 11:3 says “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”
This series is an opportunity to explore and discover the things God, from the beginning, has in store for a walk of faith.
Sunday services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. are traditional, with hymnal music led by Pat Kogak at the piano.
This week, Iris Muncie will sing from a special collection.
Saturday services are more contemporary with Gregory Black leading in worship with guitar accompaniment. The Saturday service is held from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Pastor Gary Whitlach leads the Bible study held on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday’s Bible study, led by Elder Jack Frost, is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday’s prayer and Bible study is from 6-7 p.m.
Scripture of the Week
“Come and hear, all who revere God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul,” Psalm 66:16 (NASB).
First Christian Church is located on Northwood Road behind Carport 125.
Those who want more information or have a need can call (562) 431-8810.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Meetings for the Atherton Ward are held at 6500 E. Atherton St., Long Beach. Sacrament service is held every Sunday at 9 a.m. This is followed in the second hour by Sunday School on the first and third Sundays; Relief Society and Elders Quorum meetings are on the second and fourth Sundays. Primary classes for children are held every Sunday during the second hour. Members who are unable to attend Sacrament services in person can request a link from Bishop Mike Gravley at (562) 212-8681.
The course of study is the Old Testament. Personal reading should be those chapters in Psalms not covered in this study. The reading for the week of Aug. 22 covers Psalms Chapters 102-103, 110, 116-119, 127-128, 135-139 and 146-150.
The book “Come, Follow Me,” says “The traditional Jewish name for the book of Psalms is a Hebrew word that means ‘praises.’ That word, Tehillim, is also related to the exclamation ‘hallelujah’ (meaning ‘praise the Lord’). If there was one word to sum up the main message of Psalms, ‘praise’ would be a good choice.”
Faith Christian Assembly
This Sunday Faith Christian Assembly is excited to have Pastor Sheri and Gary Leming back in the pulpit. The two are returning home after a trip abroad. During their travels, Pastor Sheri served as the keynote speaker at this year’s Grace International Dream Big Women’s Conference held at Faith Centre Ministries International in Malvern, Durban, South Africa. There were 400 women in attendance at the conference, and afterward Pastor Sheri and Gary prayed with over 200 women. She also spoke at the church’s three Sunday services.
The church looks forward to hearing another powerful message from Pastor Sheri on Sunday, and anticipates both pastors sharing about their time away.
“And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things,’” Romans 10:15 (NKJV).
Faith Christian Assembly thanks the two amazing speakers who spoke at the Sunday services, Pastor Gwyn Vaughn and Pastor Curt Cornelius during the Leming’s absence. Both are beloved, powerful men of God who never fail to bring inspiring messages.
Faith Christian Assembly holds Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., with pre-service prayer in the Garden Room at 5 p.m. each week. The Bible study is back to its regular schedule starting Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 11 a.m.
To receive a free newsletter and more information, contact the church by calling (562) 598-9010, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting the website at www.FCAchurch.net. The church is located at 13820 Seal Beach Boulevard.The church office is open Tuesday-Friday.
Buddha Circle will meet on Saturday, Sept. 3, with Ven. Kusala in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, from 9:30-11 a.m.
Ven. Kusala is well-known in the Buddhist community and presents Buddhism in a simple way. He teaches people how to suffer less and become happier.
Donations are welcome and will support Kusala in his teachings. For more information, go to www.urbandharma.org or call (714) 468-6887.
Christian Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study
The Christian Women’s Fellowship and Bible Study Group will meet on Monday, Aug. 22, in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 10 a.m. to discuss Chapter 19 in the book “Loving God With All Your Mind”
All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Jean Davidson at (562) 431-0597 or Margie Singleton at (562) 594-8100.
Congregation Sholom will hold services on Friday, Aug. 19, via Zoom with Rabbi Eric Dangott at 6:30 p.m. Rabbi Mike Mymon will lead hybrid services on Saturday, Aug. 20, in Clubhouse 3, Room 9, and via Zoom at 10 a.m.
To receive a Zoom invitation, call or text Jeff Sacks at (714) 642-0122.
This Saturday’s Torah portion is Eikev from the book of Deuteronomy. In Eikev (“As a Result”), Moses recounts events that happened in the desert, including the manna, the golden calf and Aaron’s death. Moses describes the blessings God will bestow upon the Israelites if they follow God’s law and the punishments they will encounter if they disobey.
Those who want to join Congregation Sholom should call Howard Brass at (714) 396-0121 for a membership packet.
“Living Freely by Worshiping Always” is the theme for Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Sunday service on Aug.21. The lessons from the book of Hebrew’s and Gospel of Luke encourages all believers to live freely by making all personal actions into acts of worship.
Redeemer Lutheran looks forward to sharing the peace of Christ as the church gathers to celebrate God’s gift of faith at the Communion service beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 13564 St. Andrews Drive, across from the Administration building where ample parking is provided.
Residents will be greeted at the door by church ushers and the organist and choir will lift spirits with songs of praise. Redeemer Lutheran thanks those who brought a can of non-perishable food to be distributed to those in need.
Those who have questions about the service or the work of the church can call the church office at (562) 598-8697.
The LW Baptist Church choir will sing “I Sing Praises to Your Name, O Lord” at the Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. The song echoes the testimony of church growth in Macedonia in the first century, outlined in Acts 16.
The Christian Women’s Bible Study group meets on Monday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, for fellowship and spiritual encouragement. After the choir rehearsal on Wednesday, Aug. 24, the Energizers group will meet at 3 p.m. to discuss the truth that the Lord is a believer’s strength and shield. As David says in Psalm 28, “My heart trusts in him and I am helped.”
For more information about the church and its meetings, call (562) 430-8598.
Arts & Leisure
Seventeen members of the LW Shuffleboard Club met on Aug. 10 and unanimously voted to add an Evening Shuffleboard League. Evening league games will begin in October and play four consecutive weeks. Two teams are needed with at least six members for each team.
The club also took action to reduce the Friday Morning League play to just two games. With the membership growth over the last few months, there may be additional teams this year. The Friday Morning League will begin in late September with teams being assigned by mid-September.
League participants must live in Leisure World and be members of the LW Shuffleboard Club. The annual dues of the club are $5, due no later than Sept. 16.
Everyone is invited to attend the Friday night shuffleboard open house on Friday, Aug. 26 and Friday, Sept. 16 to learn more about the game, the club, and shuffleboard courts. People can also stop by the courts building (behind Clubhouse 1) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m.
Everyone interested in playing shuffleboard can contact Kay Mount at (775) 527-0426 or email email@example.com.
-—Kay Schultz Mount
Suzie Lee (l-r), Michie Aimura and Erica Akiyama enjoy a game of Mahjong at the Women’s Club Table Top Games in July. The club meets on third Friday of every month from noon-4 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. The next meeting is on Aug. 19. Members and friends are welcome to bring their favorite and/or join any game they enjoy. Lunch is not served, but people may bring their own. Coffee and hot water for tea and hot cocoa, and sweet treats will be offered by the club. Everyone attending is asked to donate $1 to support LW philanthropies. For more information, contact Jan Krehbiel at (562) 431-8240.
The LW Drone Club was formed for recreational and photographic purposes and flies its drones at local parks and near the ocean. Recently, the club attended the 25th annual Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival races including 130 teams with all female cancer survivors. For more information or to join the club, contact Joseph Valentinetti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinochle is played in Clubhouse 1 every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The warmup game starts at 11:30 a.m., with the regular game beginning at 12:30 p.m. The club provides cards, score cards, pens, tablets and other equipment. It costs $2 per person to play, and the top four scorers of each day win cash prizes.
The following are the winning scores from the game on Aug. 4: Marilyn Allred, first place, 11,860; Alma Zamzow, second, 11,810; Diana Lambert, third, 9,960; and Amy Kasuyama, fourth, 9,535.
Aug. 6 winners were Peggy Kasper, first place, 11,140; Julia Troise, second, 11,120; Suzanne Parks, third, 11,010; and Curt Rogers, fourth, 10,150.
The winners from Aug. 8 game were Marilyn Allred, first place, 12,500; Nancy Wheeler, second, 11,390; Marge Dodero, third, 11,220; and Ruth Bonnena, fourth, 10,490.
Lessons to learn how to play or to brush up on the game are available by appointment. Call Marilyn Allred at (562) 296-5248 or Marjorie Dodero at (562) 430-5828 for more information.
Anyone interested in playing pinochle should call Marge Dodero at (310) 968-9509.
Get ready for John Travolta style dancing with Doo Wop
Doo Wop members are getting ready for a fun filled 70s themed show: Vinny Correnti (l-r), Ben Berg, Carmen Edwards, Susan Kellighan, Josie DelPino, Erika Greenwood, Irene Chapnick, Rob Illingworth, Ed Jablonski and Claudio Gonzalez.
The next Doo Wop Let the Good Times Roll show is on Sept. 17 in Clubhouse 2. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is at 7.
The 70s-themed program will feature song titles like “Let your Love flow,” “Tie a Yellow Ribbon,” “Breaking up is hard to do” and “I will Survive.”
Bring your own snacks and drinks. There will also be a designated dance floor area. Ladies are encouraged to wear big hair and bell bottoms, and men—their best polyester or silk shirts.
Sign up for Pageant of the Masters Aug. 31
The GRF Recreation Department is hosting a trip to the Pageant of the Masters’ at the Festival of the Arts in Laguna Beach on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
A kaleidoscope of international art becomes your passport to distant lands, cultural celebrations and fascinating history in the 2022 production of Wonderful World. Seating will be in the main tier, which offer an ideal perspective for the performance.
All GRF excursions hosted by the Recreation Department and LW Library are self-supporting. Those who enjoy these trips and would like to see them continue, or have ideas for future trips, can send an email to email@example.com.
The tickets are $85 and include bus fare and gratuity. The bus will depart from the Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the Recreation Office in Building 5, lower level, on weekdays between 8:30-4 p.m. Payment must be made at the time of reserving the seats and is non-refundable. All payment forms are accepted. Those with mobility issues and in need of assistance will need to purchase an additional ticket for a caregiver or assistant.
For further information, call (562) 431-6586, ext. 324, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dancers share the story of Kaneohe through Hula
The club offers Hawaiian dance lessons every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. All are welcome. Those who want to learn basic steps may come to Clubhouse 6 on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. After basic steps, all dancers, regardless of skill level, are welcome to join the walk-in-hula-out session from 1-2 p.m. No learning is necessary. Regular class begins at 2 p.m., after the walk-in-hula-out. Thursday classes are held at Veterans Plaza from 1 p.m.
Kaneohe is the newest song dance currently taught at the club. Kaneohe is a community located on the windward side of Oahu. This song celebrates the establishment of a telegraph service in Hawaii in 1914.
The club had to cancel its Aug. 11 performance due to unforeseen reasons, but looks forward to dancing for Los Alamitos Senior Center this morning.
On Aug. 20, Hui O Hula and its band will entertain Carmel Village in Fountain Valley at its summer luau party, and celebrate LW resident Lindell Phillips’ 100th birthday and the great-grandson Channing Phillips’ 13th birthday.
LW Friends of the Library grieve the loss of President Flo Conley
The Board of Directors of the Friends of the Library Bookstore sadly announces the death of stalwart President Flo Conley, who passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 10.
Flo guided the bookstore through the pandemic and lockdown, and kept it functioning with personal service of home deliveries, all the while maintaining the collection of books and keeping hope alive for LW readesr during those difficult days.
To honor Flo, the bookstore will maintain its regular schedule as she would have wished.
The bookstore especially thanks Heather McKinney, who worked closely with Flo during the hard times. More information will follow.
Last Tuesday, 51 members of the Cribbage Club played in the comfort of an air-conditioned Clubhouse 1.
Seven games of cribbage are played each week. Dues for the year are $5 with a $1 weekly contribution at the playing table. Refreshments are served at noon, and play begins at 12:30 p.m. The club welcomes players, who should arrive by 12:15 p.m. to be assured of a place at the table.
The club offers lessons for beginners and those who want to brush up on the game. Partners are not needed. For more information, call Terry Thrift at (714) 394-5885 and leave a message.
This week’s winners were Susan Dodson, first place, with a nearly perfect score of 846; Barbara Wilke, second place, with 831; Rosemary Wu, third place, with 829; and Dave LaCascia, fourth place, with a score of 826.
This week Terry Thrift treated players to cake and ice cream in celebration of his birthday later in the week. Carrie Kistner and Candy Meyers served refreshments.
Last Wednesday, the club enjoyed a lively pizza night, delivered by David Noble. Josie Cade and others helped with serving.
Pat Paternoster performed “Splish Splash,” a novelty 1958 hit; Karen Morris did the pop song “Brandy.” A vigorous group entertained with “Because of You.” Tony Tupas changed the tempo singing “Home,” and Gerry Tagaloa sang the beautiful Bee Gee’s hit “Words” that asks for an everlasting smile.
Wayne Urban, Barbie May and Erika Greenwood favor singing country music. Many familiar pop tunes were sung that night.
Kenny Notorleva and Ric Dizon did an animated duet of “Devil in Disguise.” Another fun duet, “Me and Bobby McGee,” was sung by Vito Villamor and Bob Barnum.
Everyone is welcome for the evening of music Wednesdays in Clubhouse 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Karaoke practice sessions are on Mondays in Clubhouse 6, upstairs, from 1-3 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Los Alamitos Senior Club will hold a bingo fundraiser on Aug. 25 starting at 11:30 a.m. at 10911 Oak St., Los Alamitos.
Doors open at 9 a.m. Buy-ins, $20, extra 6 on $5 each; pay-out, $50 per game; $100 final game. Special games will include double action, disks, strips and more, $1 each. Pay-out is 50/25/25. Hot dogs and chips $6; soda $1, free popcorn.
For more information, call Teri Nugent at (562) 446-0293. For reservations and tickets, call Pat Farrell at (714) 337-4575.
On Aug. 4, north/south winners in a 5-table game were Sibyl Smith and Al Appel with a 57.25% game; east/west winners were Larry Slutsky and Shmuel Fisher with a 55.75% game.
In the 8-table game on Aug. 5 east/west winners were Larry Topper and Lynn Danielson with a 66.96% game; second were Judy Jones and Al Appel with a 56.55% game. North/south winners were Linda and Dick Stein with a 59.23% game; second were Sibyl Smith and Diane Schmitz with a 57.14% game.
Overall winners in a 4-table Howell game on Aug. 6 were Judy Jones and Al Appel with a 59.52% game; second were Russ Gray and Mark Singer with a 57.14% game.
East/west winners in the 9-table game on Aug. 8 were Shmuel Fisher and Thad Mikols with an outstanding 69.21% game; second were Bud Parish and Carol Murakoshi with a 57.41% game. Larry Topper and Norma Kruger and Priscilla Caillouette and Joan Tschirki, north/south, tied for first place with a 59.72% game.
Games are played on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Clubhouse 1 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Players are asked to arrive no later than noon to confirm their reservations. Reservations can be made at any game using the sign-up sheets and/or by contacting Dan Frank at (562) 739-6441 or email email@example.com no later than 10 a.m. on game day.
LW residents are invited to submit reviews of their favorite books for publication in the LW Weekly. Include your name and mutual and telephone numbers.
The reviews are subject to editing and will run as space allows. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Beyond Life: Scriptures and Meditations on the Afterlife
by Robert Vroon
If you have ever wondered if there is life after death and what it’ll be like, Robert Vroon explores this intriguing subject in his new book “Life Beyond Life: Scriptures and Meditations on the Afterlife,” available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.
Six short chapters with study guide questions present an interesting consideration of what the Bible has to say about the life and resurrection of Jesus and how that affects people’s life now and in the future.
Vroon’s book is a concise, powerful and compelling read.
—Ellen Kabelitz, Mutual 5
Discount season tickets offered for LB Symphony Pops concerts
A limited number of members are now being accepted by Jeannie Berro from Mutual 2 to join the 15-year-old discount season ticket group for the Long Beach Symphony 2022-2023 season.
Seats are in the side loge and $95 in section 109 or $125 in section 111 for five concerts. They can be purchased at the same price for guests and exchanged for floor seats for permanently or temporarily handicapped at no extra charge. Carpools will be arranged. Downstairs dancing during the concerts is permitted.
Concerts include: Oct. 29: Remember When Rock Was Young: The Elton John Tribute; Dec. 17: Holiday Pops with the Long Beach Camerata Singers; Feb. 25: Arrival from Sweden: The Music of Abba; March 25: Bravo Broadway!; May 20: A Night of Symphonic Rock Dance Party, featuring an all-star six-piece rock band and the Long Beach Symphony playing tunes by the Eagles, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Scorpions, Journey and more.
Visit longbeachsymphony.org to save up to 30% off single ticket prices, priority seating, lost ticket replacement and flexible exchanges (including classical concerts) at no charge, dining discount card including local restaurants on concert and non-concert nights, early access to special events and offers, and other subscribers’ benefits.
Call Berro at (562) 284-6054 between 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Text first if possible.
Gospel and Country Strings Club
Gospel and Country Strings Club is looking for members. LW residents who play a string instrument or sing are welcome to join.
The club features group playing and singing of Christian gospel, traditional hymns, praise choruses and a blend of classic country songs. All levels of playing skills or singing ability are welcome. A microphone is provided for individuals who choose to lead selected songs. Membership is free. Specially selected song books are available for purchase.
The club’s weekly meeting dates will be established based on availability of 10 or more residents. Meeting time will be 1-3:30 p.m., subject to availability, and the Clubhouse/Room number will be assigned following the club’s approval by the GRF Recreation Department. Each interested resident will then receive an announcement of the established club meeting day, time and location.
For more information and meeting day availability call Irv Hart at (562) 296-5619.
The winners from Aug. 8 meeting of Leisure World’s Monday Bunco Club are Joanne Lester, most buncos; Suzanne Frank, most wins; Linda Payne, most babies; Susanne Osier, Gail Levitt, Barbara Manuel and Rose Ann MacGregor, most losses; and Arleen Cullison, door prize winner.
The club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month in Clubhouse 3, Room 1, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. All LW residents and guests are welcome. There is a halftime social for all attending. The next meeting is on Aug. 8.
On Aug. 22, the club will hold a potluck starting at 5 p.m. Bunco starts at 6. People should bring a dish to share.
Contact Gail Levitt at (562) 596-1346 with any questions.
On Aug. 5, the winner for most yahtzees was Karen Riner; the winner for highest score was Betty Polden; the winner for lowest score was Leah Lambros; and the door prize winner was Kathy Russell.
The next meeting will be on Aug. 19 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6, at 1 p.m. There will be a half-time social. The club meets on the first, third and fifth Fridays of the month. For more information, contact Diane Seeger at (562) 533-5997.
2022 Amphitheater Movies
Open-air movie nights at the Amphitheater will be shown through Sept. 16, starting at 8:30 p.m. Bring friends and family, and enjoy free movies in your own back yard. Minibus service will be available to take people home after the show.
The remainder of the schedule is as follows:
• Aug. 19: Dog
Sponsor: Sandra Teel Medicare Insurance; Community Legal Aid SoCal
With a dog named Lulu by his side, Army Ranger Briggs races down the Pacific Coast to make it to a soldier’s funeral on time. Along the way, Briggs and Lulu drive each other completely crazy, yet, learn to let down their guards to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.
PG-13 | 1h 41min | comedy-drama | 2022 |
• Sept. 2: Respect
Sponsors: Optum and SCAN
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career—from a child singing in her father’s church choir to her international superstardom—it’s the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
PG-13 | 2h 25min | musical-drama | 2021 |
• Sept. 16: Cyrano
Sponsors: Optum and SCAN
Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles everyone with his ferocious wordplay and brilliant swordplay. However, he’s convinced his appearance renders him unworthy of the affections of the luminous Roxanne, a devoted friend who’s in love with someone else.
PG-13 | 2h 4min | drama-melodrama | 2021 |
2022 Amphitheater Season
The 2022 Amphitheater music festival started June 30 with a 12-show lineup at the 2,500-seat Amphitheater located behind the LW News Office in the GRF Administration compex. Non-resident guests must be accompanied by a resident. Smoking is not permitted at the Amphitheater.
No parking is allowed in front of the Amphitheater on St. Andrews Drive along the southbound lanes. This is a tow-away zone on Thursdays during Amphitheater season.
Minibus transportation will be available before and after shows. Food trucks will provide options for pre-event dining. The free weekly concerts start at 7:30 p.m. (schedule is subject to change).
The remaining schedule is:
• Aug. 18: Stone Soul
• Aug. 25: Neil Diamond Tribute
Sponsor: Tandem Careplanning
• Sept. 1: Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart
Sponsors: Cannon Legal Firm, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)
• Sept. 8: The Long Run, Experience the Eagles
Sponsors: MemorialCare, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)
• Sept. 15: Walk Like a Man, a Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Sponsors: MemorialCare, Optum and United Healthcare (co-sponsors)
News Deadlines for the LW Weekly
The editorial deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday for the following Thursday’s edition. People may email articles or drop them into the letter slot at the front of the News Building, located on the east side of the Amphitheater. See page 4 of any edition for a list of section editors and their email addresses.
The Music Circle presents an evening of South Indian music
The Music Circle presents ATMA (Alliance for Tradition in Musical Arts)—an evening of South Indian music played with the spirit and verve of jazz at The Ford on Sept. 17, under the artistic direction of Guru Vinod Venkataraman. ATMA features principal violinist Aishwarya with her ensemble, performing a trio of pieces that blend the range and style of Indian and Western instrumentation and whose insistent pulse provides the fuel for a rich and meditative evening under the stars.
ATMA came together in March 2020 to share India’s musical heritage with musicians from both East and West through the performance of ragas—traditional South Indian music built around drones and improvisations.
Tickets are $33-$65 and may be purchased online at theford.com or over the phone at (323) 850-2000.
For more information go to atmaensemble.com or email email@example.com or call (562) 756-3500.
This week’s puzzle is checkmate in three moves.
White moves first and any answer by black the white’s third move is checkmate.
Solution to this week’s puzzle is first move Qh7. The white queen moves from d7 to h7, black knight to h7, white bishop to h7, black king to f8; the next move by white is check mate.
The Chess club meets on Fridays in Clubhouse 3, Room 7, from 1:30-6 p.m.
Lenora Browning, LW Resident. Phone 562-493-5457. Seal Beach Business License BRN000. Exp 1/04/2023
BATHTUB & SHOWER REFINISHING
We refinish your SHOWER/TUB to look brand new. Convert to WALK IN SHOWER and/or raise seat. Nu Kote 562-833-3911
License 699080 Serving LW since 1999. Exp 10/19
GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
FRANK’S GARDENING SERVICE
Complete maintenance and landscape. Serving Leisure-World since 1978. Planting/Clean-Ups/Fertilization. New Lawns, etc. Offering my services to every Mutual. Honest and Reliable. State Contractor’s License 779462. Call 562-863-7739,
562-743-3832 or 714-527-1172. Exp 9/28
JR HOME REPAIRS. Quality work. Perfectionist, honest & reliable. Call JR 562-519-2764. SB Business License JRH0001. Exp 7/12/2023
Painting/FREE Estimates. 1-room or entire-house and refinish kitchen cabinets. (714)-826-8636. Call Jerry. CA State License 675336. Exp 9/14
Affordable – Professional, Licensed-and-Insured. Interior/Exterior Drywall Repairs/Texturing/Pressure-Washing/Cabinets. Senior discounts. Cory Gee Painting 714-308-9931. License 1049257. Exp 8/24
Bel-Rich Painting. Small-Jobs, Bathrooms, Walls, Gates & More! Call Bret 714-220-9702. Business License 705131. 10/19
Painting service for exterior or interior repairs, texture, drywall, cabinets, skylights, gates, frames. Joshua 714-267-6756. Contractor License 1081798. Exp 8/24
CLEAN AND REPAIR. Licensed and insured. Dan (562) 841-3787. Seal Beach License BRA0002. Exp 11/02
SKYLIGHT Cleaning & Repairs, Contact Eugene (714) 774-4385. Contractor License 634613-B. Exp 1/04/2023
UPHOLSTERY/Carpet cleaning and tile & grout
All Year Carpet Cleaning since 1988. Tile & Grout. Tito/562-658-9841. State Contractors License 578194. Exp 9/14
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. SEAL BEACH BUSINESS LICENSE AB0001. Exp 10/12
Leisure World Helping Leisure World
Does your walker need new tennis balls? Delivery and installation provided. Please provide your name and phone number. Free of charge. Diane Hart 714-955-2885
“ROLLIN THUNDER” GOLF CART CLUB
Offering FREE advice on buying/selling of your golf cart. Also batteries and Safety Flags. 562-431-6859
HOME CARE PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I am an experienced caregiver available to assist with/Daily-Care/Doctor-Appointments/Errands. 949-899-7770. Available 24×7. Seal Beach Business License HEL0006. Exp 9/14
CHRISTIAN HOME CARE
Experienced, knowledgeable caregivers, honest, assertive, fluent English. Hourly/full-time, doctor’s appointments, errands. Bernadine 562-310-0280. Seal Beach Business License BCS0002. Bonded/insured. Exp 1/04/2023
MOST AFFORDABLE RATES with optimum service, 30-years LW experience, reliable, honest caregivers. Licensed, 24-hours, part-time, doctors, appointments, references, fluent English. Ann 714-624-1911, 562-277-3650 – Heidi. Seal Beach License HYC0001. Exp 8/31
Over 25+/years in Leisure-World with/Excellent References. Hourly or Live-in. Please Call Pampet/562-371-4895. Seal Beach License PAN0003 Exp 11/09
Elderly care. Live-in, Live-out. 30+ years experience. Cooking, cleaning, medications, companions, doctors. Experience with dementia. Gloria 949-371-7425. Licensed by the state Seal Beach RAZ0002. Exp 9/07
Maria’s experienced caregivers. Run errands, Doctor appointments, cleaning, part-time, full-time, live-in. (562)-230-4648. Seal Beach Business License License CAM0006. Exp 8/24
Anthony Caregivers. Light-Cleaning/Doctor-Appointments/Errands/Cooking/Laundry. Anthony Camacho College Student 714-605-6869. Business License 14206319. Exp 8/24
CTC Home Care Inc. Caregivers are Trained/Licensed/Bonded/Insured/Honest and speak good English. Available to work Full-Time/Part-Time. Licensed to drive for Doctor-Appointments/Groceries. Contact Person Consuelo/714-820-0294. Seal Beach Business License 14206475. Exp 9/21
Albert & Patricia Caregiver Services. Daily Care, Errands/Medication/Doctor-Appointments. (562)-397-4659,(323)-413-0830 Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 10/19
Tammy Nguyen Phenix Salon. Service in private suite. One-customer, one-hairstylist. Sanitized & professional. Haircut for men-and-women. Shampoo/Set/Color/Highlights/Perms, Nails/Toenails. In-house service available. 13944 Seal Beach Boulevard, #116. Tammy Nguyen/(714)-425-4198. Exp 10/26
In home haircare, serving the men-and-women of Leisure-World for 36-years. Mel Cell/562-480-9341. License #KC75538. 9/07
Experienced housekeeper providing weekly and monthly cleaning. Call/949-899-7770. Seal Beach Business License
HEL0006. Exp 9/14
BEAUTIFUL WINDOWS. 40+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. PHIL (562)-881-2093. SEAL BEACH BUSINESS LICENSE AB0001. Exp 10/12
GRACIAN’S HOUSECLEANING & WINDOWS.
Windows 10% off first cleaning. General housecleaning. Excellent referrals in LW. (562) 307-3861. 20 years experience.
Seal Beach Business License GRA0006. Exp 10/26
General housekeeping, 30+ years experience. Bi-weekly or monthly. Gloria 949-371-7425. Seal Beach License RAZ002. Exp 9/07
Maria House-Cleaning. We’ll make your house look NICE-as-Possible! 15+/years experience. We can work with/your schedule. Bi-weekly/Monthly. Deep-Cleaning. Call/Text/714-496-2885. Business License HER0008. Exp 9/07
MAGALY’S CLEANING SERVICE. We make your home sparkle! 7-days/Call anytime! Complete-cleaning. Call/562-505-1613. Seal Beach Business License M0001A. Exp 8/24
LeeGee Cleaning Services. Move-In, Move-Out. Deep Cleaning and/or Recurring. General Housecleaning, Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. 7-Days Call/Text Lisa/(714)-916-7796. Seal Beach Business License LEE0004. Exp 8/24
Albert & Patricia House-Cleaning. Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly. (562)-397-4659, (323)-413-0830. Seal Beach License14206409. Exp 10/19
Everything for your computer (PC-or-Mac), Cellphone, TV, Stereo, any Electronic-Device. Tina Schaffer. Seal Beach Business License CIP0001 Exp 8/24
John’s Computer Services 562-733-9193
Virus-Removal, Repair, Training, Software, Wireless, Internet Security. LW-Resident SB License FUH0001. Exp 9/07
ANY KIND OF CAR
Cars/Motorcycle/Truck, running-or-not. We are local, call anytime! We pay cash and remove promptly! We do DMV and Release-of-Liability for you! Bonded/Licensed, since 1985! Call us 562-684-0901, we can come out and give you a quote. Exp 10/26
ELECTRIC CARTS/SCOOTERS/MOBILE CHAIRS FOR SALE
Golf Cars SELL, BUY, TRADE and REPAIRS. Call 714-292-9124. Exp 1/04/2023
Golf Cart in Good Condition $2,650. Call 213-550-9991.
Need a lift? Pam Miller. LW Residents ONLY. 310-227-1258 Exp 8/31
Inexpensive Shuttle. Airports, Shopping, Doctors, etc. SB License ABL0001. 562-881-2093. Exp 9/14
autos/boats/RV’s trailers FOR SALE
ELECTRIC CAR PADS
Installed at your residence. Call Frank 562-743-3832. Contractor’s License 779462. Exp 9/28
MOVING, HAULING & STORAGE SERVICES
J&D HAUL-AWAY AND CLEAN-UP SERVICE
No job too small! Fast/Reliable/Great Prices. Seal Beach Business License BRA0002. 562-841-3787/Dan. Exp 11/02
A FRIEND AND A TRUCK
Your moving service, any size job. Business License RO263644. Call/310-387-2618. Exp 11/09
LESLIE’S VINTAGE STORE. Looking to buy Mid-Century Furniture/“ETC”/Men-Women Sterling-Silver-Rings/Old-Jewelry/Men-Women Vintage Clothing. 562-243-7229. Exp 10/12
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
Used Korean Ceragem Bed Massager. Asking/$2,195. Master-V3 Model CGM-MG-1101. (714) 925-8736 (Voicemail/Text Only)
Queen-mattress, new/unopened: Zinus 10″ Cloud Memory Foam, paid $270/Amazon, asking $225. TV stand/cabinet, 70Lx27Hx17D, manufactured wood, light-color butcher block design, paid $340/Ashley, asking $250 OBO. 760-285-5253.
Estate Sale. 1842 Thunder Bird Drive, Mutual-2/Unit-1A. Thursday/August-18th and Friday/August-19th (9:00am-2:00pm). Beautiful home with: Two brand new Twin-Beds, Blue Miami Sun adult Tricycle with front and back cargo baskets. Antique Tiger Wood Secretary Desk, Hutch with lights to display your trinkets. Coffee table, Antique Dresser, Samsung flatscreen-TV, DVD-player, Plants, Bakeware/Cookware. Costume-jewelry, large Area Rugs. Estate Sales by Jennifer and Denise 714-234-8842. PO Box 427 Seal Beach License EJD0001.
Exerpeutic Air Elliptical 260. Low impact, helps to maintain fitness after injury, gives you upper/lower workout & gives you the option to work different muscles $50/FIRM. 702-279-4026.
Plant Sale. Milk Weed and Natives, some miscellaneous. Thursday/August-18th/(8:00am-12:00pm). 1441 Homewood Road/Mutual-5/Apartment-96A.
Estate Sale. 13344 El Dorado, Apartment-192E/Mutual-15. Thursday/August-18th , 9:00am-2:00pm. BLOW OUT SALE. China, crystal,wardrobe cabinet, three piece entertainment center, three wheel scooter, kitchenware, ladies clothing size small. Glinda Davis 714-943-1818 Seal Beach License GDD0001 PO Box 2069 Seal Beach, CA 90740. See pictures at Marketplace Facebook.
LEISURE WORLD APARTMENT AVAILABLE
For Lease/1-Bedroom, fully expanded, renovated. Organized-Closet, Pull-Out Drawers, Dishwasher. Mutual-9/Apartment-226H. Call 805-428-2063.
Beautifully located, fully expanded, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in Mutual 2. Remodeled kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances. Remodeled bathroom with washer/dryer. Central air, four skylights, and laminate throughout. Move in ready. Call to see. $430K. Phone 818-288-6612.
Top Quality Queen Size Boxspring in good condition. 310-384-5097.