Page 1 Partyline Plus mandatory water restrictions were approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on July 15. Californians will face fines up to $500 for washing driveways and sidewalks; watering outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff; or using a hose without a shutoff nozzle to wash motor vehicles. Fountains and decorative water features must use non-potable water, unless the water is recirculated.
The Health Care Center is having a blood drive on Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. in the HCC conference room. Call Marie Puffpaff, 795-6281, with questions or to schedule an appointment. The need for blood always goes up in the summer and the supply goes down.
MUTUAL 11’s monthly meeting scheduled for today, July 17, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 21.
Pinochle ANYONE? Joseph Aksamit, Mutual 15, is looking for three or more players for in-house games.
Call Joe, 666-6444.
LEFT BEHIND—Juanita Townsend has the second box of Danish dishes purchased at the flea market from the Ys Service Club booth last Saturday. Call her to claim, 431-4026.
THANK YOU says Mutual 3 to Kevin Stoner, the newspaper delivery man for the OC Register, Los Angeles Times and Long Beach Press Telegram. Kevin goes the extra mile to please residents. He invites residents to call him directly at (714) 678-8697 for solutions to delivery problems.
BEACH CLEAN-UP, Seal Beach, Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m.-noon. Check- in at the blue canopy in the First Street beach parking lot. Bring garden/work gloves, reusable water bottle and trash grabber. The trash bags were donated by www.everybodygreen.com and were made from recycled plastic bottles.
Golden Rain Road
Car lands in drainage ditch, couple injured
by Jim Breen
A Mutual 8 couple is recovering in separate hospitals today from injuries suffered in a one-car accident that occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m., Sunday, July 13, at El Dorado Drive and Golden Rain Road.
Jerold Smith was driving, headed south on El Dorado Drive towards Golden Rain Road. His wife, Denise, occupied the front passenger seat.
Before arriving at the intersection, the vehicle went onto the sidewalk on the west side of the street and struck a stop sign.
The vehicle continued southbound on El Dorado, crossed Golden Rain then crashed through a chain link fence and landed in the canal on the west side of El Dorado, south of Golden Rain.
Mrs. Smith was ejected from of the vehicle when it landed. Three Golden Rain Foundation Security Department units were dispatched along with the Seal Beach Police and Orange County Fire departments.
According to GRF Security Chief Jaime Guerrero, police directed three security officers to close Golden Rain and El Dorado to prevent oncoming traffic from posing a hazard.
The couple was transported by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment. She suffered a broken leg, and her husband has a broken hip and broken ribs.
After the vehicle was recovered from the canal and police department completed an investigation, two security officers and members of the Service Maintenance staff set up a temporary safety barrier adjacent to the canal and deployed a temporary stop sign.
The LW staff members remained at the scene until approximately 10:15 p.m.
Photo— Bill Nixon, photo
A VEHICLE driven by a Mutual 8 resident landed in the Orange County Flood Control Channel at Golden Rain Road and El Dorado Drive, closing both roads on Sunday evening until the car was removed and a temporary barrier was constructed by Service Maintenance and Security.
ABBA tribute band will rock stage tonight
Los Alamitos Medical Center and the Health Care Center on Golden Rain Road with the Golden Rain Foundation present ABBAFab with Steve Bruner as the comedy host tonight, July 17, on the Amphitheater stage. The show starts at 8.
Residents and their guests are invited to the complimentary summer entertainment program that continues weekly through Sept. 11. Mini-bus transportation, including the Access bus, is available to and from shows.
Starting in September the shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The GRF is adding a new food service option for hungry patrons attending the Thursday-evening shows at the Amphitheater.
Koffel’s Food Service, which has been providing catering services to LW for more than 20 years, will have a fully stocked food service truck parked behind the Amphitheater.
The menu includes grilled hamburgers, burritos, sodas, snacks and much more.
Koffel’s will offer an expanded gourmet selection for three of this season’s shows: Kingston Trio (July 24), Debbie Reynolds (Aug. 7) and Frankie Avalon (Aug. 28).
ABBAFab is a tribute to the music of ABBA, featuring the Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds, Scotty Pearson, Nick Davies and a lineup of musicians.
This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970s and 1980s, including monster hits such as “Waterloo,” “Fernando,” “Honey Honey,” “Dancing Queen” and countless others. From the earliest hits to the hit movie “Mamma Mia” ABBAFab will take the audience on an ABBA journey that is unmatched.
The vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and as band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today.
ABBA’s record breaking string of hits is timeless and continues to thrill audiences of all ages.
Steve Bruner looks like a perfectly normal guy—until he opens his mouth. He’s delivered his laser-sharp humor on Comedy Club Network (Showtime), An Evening at the Improv (A&E), Into the Night (ABC), and The Byron Allen Show (NBC), to name a few.
He’s played clubs across the country, including The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Comedy & Magic Club, The Laugh Factory, The Punchline, Catch a Rising Star, and The Ice House.
Steve is also one of the funniest guys on the high seas. For more than a decade, he’s been entertaining passengers from around the world on all the major cruise lines.
He has written material for several TV shows.
His comedic timing made him the star of a series of classic commercials for Cerritos Auto Square.
PHOTO-ALL LANES on the Seal Beach Boulevard bridge will open Aug. 26. The new bridge has four lanes northbound and three lanes southbound. The northbound on-ramp to the I-405 will close July 25, for approximately eight weeks, so crews can realign the ramp with the new bridge. See story page 8.