Leisure World Statistics June 2014 Paramedic responses, 58; CARE responses, 60; Seal Beach Police Dept. responses, 84; miscellaneous resident services, 1,813; decals issued, 444; Social Service incidents/lost residents 8; lockouts, 62; traffic accidents 7; pet citations, 4; traffic citations issued, 314; total citations issued, 314; incoming vehicles screened at LW gates, 223,879. Fire
6-6 Mutual 14 6:39 p.m.
A member was cooking outside on a barbecue and the food caught fire. Fire department personnel responded.
6-20 Clubhouse 6 6:39 p.m.
The fire department responded to a fire alarm that was due to a faulty smoke detector. Service Maintenance corrected the problem.
6-25 Mutual 1 9:59 p.m.
A member was lighting a candle on a lantern and fell from a step stool, catching her dress on fire. Fire department responded.
6-28 Clubhouse 6 10 a.m.
A smell of smoke was reported in the care office due to excessive dust in the shower exhaust fan that affected the motor to smoke.
6-1 Mutual 5 1 p.m.
A round, stainless steel trash container was taken from a carport.
6-3 Mutual 12 6:08 p.m.
A ladder was taken from a carport storage cupboard.
6-7 Mutual 12 2:35 p.m.
Two credit cards were stolen from a member’s purse when a man came to her door and asked for a glass of water. When the member complied, the man took the cards. Police responded and the man was later arrested.
6-8 Mutual 14 8:15 a.m.
Eight canna flowers were cut and taken from a member’s garden.
6-13 Mutual 4 9:23 a.m.
A four-foot iron and plastic plant stand was stolen from a patio.
6-16 Mutual 12 9:40 a.m.
An eight -lace setting of silver Oneida flatware was taken from a drawer.
6-19 RV Lot 11:40 a.m.
A white, 2002 Dodge van was reported stolen. Police responded. The van was recovered, and a family member was arrested for the theft.
6-16 Mutual 15 5:26 p.m.
The right rear window of an unlocked vehicle was smashed while it was parked on Del Monte Drive. Nothing was taken.
6-20 Mutual 1 4 p.m.
The rubber molding around the front door of a vehicle was pulled back.
6-24 Mutual 1 11:12 a.m.
A member reported that a white paint mark was left on the rear bumper of her vehicle.
6-4 Mutual 8 10:20 a.m.
A vehicle turning into a carport space struck a tricycle and another vehicle parked in an adjacent space.
6-4 Mutual 16 11:50 a.m.
The rear-view mirror on the drivers’ side of a vehicle parked on Del Monte Drive was damaged in a hit-and-run.
6-13 Library Noon
As a vehicle parked on the curb left a parking space, it struck a landscaper’s truck traveling in the traffic circle.
6-18 Mutual 14 9:15 a.m.
A vehicle traveling southbound on Del Monte Drive hit a parked vehicle.
6-21 Mutual 4 9:11 p.m.
A vehicle traveling southbound on Alderwood Road struck a parked vehicle on the street.
6-25 Mutual 4 10:10 a.m.
A vehicle swerved to avoid a rabbit and sideswiped a parked car.
champion was crowned and parades in Germany were about to ramp up.
Shortly thereafter, a parade of yellow cards was just getting started in Leisure World, many thousands of miles removed from soccer’s international stage.
Bright yellow post cards began filtering in to shareholders with the false promise of instant riches.
Mutual 4 resident Haldor Woldengen was one of the first LWers to get one, a bright yellow postcard informing him of a “reward opportunity” too good to pass up.
He was told he was selected to receive a $100 gift certificate redeemable at any Wal-Mart or Target store.
“Hurry, call this toll-free number today to receive details on our risk-free offer,” it instructed.
So Mr. Woldengen, who has never been approached with such fake offers in the past, placed the call. He was told by an operator at a location in Florida that he had to send in a small free to get the certificate.
“Why not just take that off the $100?” he asked.
He was told that they “don’t do business that way,” so he politely declined the offer.
A related scam also involves a yellow postcard mailed randomly that informs consumers that a gift package with an Android tablet is being held in their name. A toll-free number to call is listed.
A series of odd job offers via email have been circulating to fill high-paying positions in major companies. One Mutual 2 resident received an “offer” by email from the Coca-Cola Co. selecting him for a $90,000-a-year job.
Another bogus offer came in from Fortune Magazine offering the same salary with no idea if the recipient was even able to work. Many of those people who got the offers are retired, perhaps even in poor health. So be on the watch for bogus job offers.
Have you been the victim of a scam attempt? Send the details to email@example.com or call 431-6586, ext. 387, Wednesday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Due to scheduling difficulties, the Leisure World Investment Forum will not meet in August. The next presentation will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 in Clubhouse 3, Room 6.
New officers were elected at the last meeting, including Art Rubinsteen, president; Rich Barry, vice president; and Bill Robinson, secretary treasurer.
For more information, call (949) 502-8525.
The Open Forum will continue a series of lectures and discussions on China’s history and society when the group meets at 10 a.m. Aug. 5, in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
The club is studying the teachings and philosophy of Buddhism, their impact on Chinese civilization and cultural, religious and philosophical ways and beliefs.
The Forum meets at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 2.
For more information, call Mark Barnett, president of the Forum, at 430-2435.
Residents and guests are invited to attend the next meeting of Senior Patriots for Peace at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 in Clubhouse 4. “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” a film by Robert Greenwald, will be screened.
Mr. Greenwald, a political activist and award-winning filmmaker, has produced and/or directed more than 65 TV movies, miniseries and films as well as major theatrical releases.
“Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars” investigates the impact that U.S. drone strikes have across the globe.
It focuses on drone warfare, international law, the loss of life, the implications for the communities located under the drones, and the resulting blowback faced by the United States.
The filmmaker traveled to Pakistan and interviewed more than 35 victims, witnesses, psychiatrists and Pakistani leaders.He makes a case that drone strikes create more instability than peace
After the film Jeff Merrick of Military Families Speak Out and Veterans for Peace will give a brief presentation on his firsthand experience working with drones and facilitate a question-and- answer session.
Senior Patriots for Peace is an organization dedicated to the promotion of peace at home and throughout the world. Members focus on issues of world peace, social justice and the environment to nurture a world where people can live healthy and peaceful lives for generations to come.
For further information, call Nancy Goldstein, 896-8604 or Lucille Martin, 430-1047.
Leisure World Library
The Leisure World Library has several new displays that can be seen until the end of August.
Several cases showcase resident Flo Dartt’s collection of small glass animals from LW garage sales that were assembled over the last seven years. A few years ago, part of the collection was donated to the Long Beach Playhouse for its production of “The Glass Menagerie.”
Residents can inspect the glass fish in the “aquarium” to see if they can find all of them. The library staff will help if needed.
A collection from the Paws, Claws and Beaks Club consists of stuffed birds, cats and dogs that shareholders and their grandchildren can enjoy.
Pictures of the club’s 50th anniversary float are also on display.
The library seeks collections for future displays. Those who can contribute should contact a staff member.
– Joan Shramek