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NEUROPATHY SUPPORT: Carol Bancroft of Mutual 14 wants to find a neuropathy support group in Seal Beach. She would like to know if anyone has gone for treatment by the chiropractor who advertises in the paper and holds seminars with a free meal at Marie Callendars. If you can help, call 296-8875.


RENTAL NEEDED: Nancy Jaradi of Mutual 4 wants to rent a place in LW or a garage to store belongings for two months while she is remodeling; call her at 430-8516.


COUCH REPAIR: Jim Silvestri of Mutual 11 is looking for someone to fix a reclining couch; 594-3975.


HOLIDAY BOWL MIX-UP: Doris and John Perez returned a Tupperware bowl that he picked up by mistake at the Company holiday party Nov. 8. He needs his eight-inch round class bowl returned. Doris’name is on the bottom. If you picked it up, call 296-5588 to make the switch.


HOLIDAY FRUITCAKE: The LW Community Church Women’s Fellowship is selling $6 Claxton Fruit Cakes from a family bakery in business since 1910. They will be on sale at the catered Christmas lunch, $15, at 11 a.m., Dec. 10. Fruit cake proceeds benefit mission projects.


CALICO CAT NEEDS HOME: Joan Larsen of Mutual 10 seeks a home for a beautiful calico adult cat abandoned in LW when its owner died. Call 522-5574 for more information.


PHILIPPINES DISASTER: Lisa Dickson of Mutual 1 appreciates the universal outpouring of help to the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. She wants her friends to know the Filipino Association of LW is raising funds to help the relief effort. For more information, see page 15.


LOST MONEY CLIP: Greg Manis of Mutual 7 seeks the return of a money clip from the lady who found it at the Dollar Tree last week; 279-3829.




The annual Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Leisure World Interfaith Council will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 25, in St. Andrews Clubhouse 4. Dr. James Oliver, council president, invites shareholders, and their family and friends to attend. The psalmist, David, said: “Praise the Lord for his goodness and to sing to his wonderful name.” Come spend an hour for a program that includes singing, music, Scripture readings and more.

Rev. Warren C. Thompson will speak. He has a monthly column, “Postscripts From the Parsonage,” in the Faith & Values section of the Orange County Register. It features human interest stories and everyday encounters related to the pastor’s ministry. Rev. Thompson lives in Leisure World and is a member of Leisure World Community Church.

He was ordained into the Reformed Church in America and educated at Bethany College, earning a bachelor’s. He earned graduate degrees in theology from Azusa College, equipping him for service from 1972-2012. He served 10 congregations as interim pastor and senior pastor.

Representatives from LW churches and the Congregation Sholom will conduct the program. It will include piano and vocal music, the President’s Proclamation, Old and New Testament readings, and congregational singing. A free-will offering will be taken for typhoon disaster victims in the Philippine Islands.

—Maj. Irene Seiler



It is now time to vote “YES” on extending the Golden Rain Foundation Trust for an additional 20 years. Our overwhelming “YES” vote will enable us to continue to enjoy our wonderful park-like community for many years to come. You should have received your GRF Trust extension ballots by now.

In other Trust news, the “GRF Trust Extension Frequently Asked Questions” section of the Leisure World website has been recently updated. To access the information, go to, and click on the “Community Unity Trust Extension” graphic (see above). Look for “Frequently Asked Questions,” and click.

—Carole Damoci, Lucille Findlay

GRF Trust Extension Committee



This week there will be nightly full closures along portions of the westbound SR-22, northbound and southbound I-405 freeways. For more detailed information about closure times and recommended detour routes, visit For more information on the Seal Beach Bridge reconstruction, see page 6.



GRF/HCC Closed for Thanksgiving

This week there will be nightly full closures along portions of the westbound SR-22, northbound and southbound I-405 freeways. For more detailed information about closure times and recommended detour routes, visit For more information on the Seal Beach Bridge reconstruction, see page 6.


GRF/Mutual Budget reports delivered

Golden Rain Foundation and Mutual budget reports were included in last week’s Golden Rain News. Residents who did not receive a copy may pick them up at The News Office.



The following churches and groups are hosting Thanksgiving dinners to help Leisure World residents celebrate the holiday:

The Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Thanksgiving feast for people who cannot be with family or friends on that day. The dinner will be held Nov. 28 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 340 10th St., Seal Beach. Bingo and pictures will begin at 11 a.m., with dinner served at noon. Canned food donations will be made to Food Finders. For more information, visit or call 799-0179. RSVP by Nov. 25.

The Senior Patriots for Peace and Military Families Speak Out will host a free Thanksgiving Day dinner to thank veterans for their service and sacrifice Nov. 28 in Clubhouse 4 from noon-2 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment and special gifts for veterans. Reservations are required by calling Ron Kravitz, dinner chairman, 795-1800; volunteers must register in advance by calling Judy Kravitz at the same number.

Donations are welcome; proceeds will be used to benefit homeless vets through Veterans First, which operates nine shelters in Orange County.

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos, will hold its annual local Senior Adults Thanksgiving Dinner at 5 p.m., Nov. 24.

The congregation donates and prepares the food and the youth and family ministries help set up and serve the meal. There will be after-dinner entertainment featuring the band Crowsfeet, which will entertain with oldies from the 60s and beyond.

The dinner is free but reservations are required by calling the church at 493-2553. People who are not able to spend Thanksgiving with their families are especially welcome.

• The North Seal Beach Community Center with Community SeniorServ (CSS) is offering a full turkey lunch with all the trimmings Friday, Nov. 22, for a suggested donation of $3 (but any amount, large or small, is welcome; no one will be turned away for inability to pay). Check in at 11 a.m.

The lunch will be served at 11:15 a.m. and will feature holiday entertainment by Max Cadabona, a LW resident.

The invitation is open to all adults aged 60 or older in Seal Beach and Los Alamitos. Guests under 60 pay $5. For more information, call 799-9660.



Southern California Edision has rescheduled a planned power outage from Nov. 22-23 to Dec. 6-7.

The outage will affect various buildings in Mutuals 3, 4 and 5.

It will start at 11 p.m., Dec. 6, and continue until 10 a.m., Dec. 7, so crews can upgrade infrastructure and complete other repairs.

Power may be off intermittently or the whole time.


Due to holiday printing deadlines, editorial submissions for the Nov. 28 Thanksgiving issue of the Golden Rain News must be in by 4 p.m., today, Nov. 21. Late submissions cannot be accommodated.

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 28 and 29, there will be early editorial and advertising deadlines. The editorial deadline is 4 p.m., Nov. 26, for the Dec. 5 edition. The advertising deadline is noon, Nov. 27, for the Dec. 5 edition.