Garden Tour 2016 - Sun City Palm Desert Community Association

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Garden Tour 2016 - Sun City Palm Desert Community Association
NEWS & VIEWS
july 2016
how to garden in a drought p.07
sun city’s gorgeous gardens p.16
still dancing after 70 years of marriage p.19
walt keiser’s fast, fanciful & fun toy collection p.21
what’s it like to have the same name as a celebrity? p.23
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July 2016
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Important Numbers
38180 Del Webb Blvd., Palm Desert, CA 92211
Hours of Operation
Mountain View Clubhouse
Daily · 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunset View Clubhouse
Daily · 7 a.m.– 10 p.m.
Lake View Clubhouse
Mon. – Sat. · 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. • Sunday · 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Community Association Office
Monday – Friday · 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Events Office and News & Views
Monday – Friday · 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Business & Postal Center
Monday – Friday · 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Gate Hours
Main Gate · Open 24 Hours
All Other Gates · Open 5 a.m. – Midnight
North Gate · Manned 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Mountain View Fitness Center/Indoor Pool
Mon. – Sat. · 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Sunday · 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Outdoor Pool
Mon. – Sat. · 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Sunday · 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Swipe Card Access · 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Children’s Pool & Spa Hours (ages 4 – 17)
Outdoor Pool · Daily · 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Indoor Pool · Daily · Noon – 3 p.m.
Lake View Fitness Center
Mon. – Sat. · 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Sunday · 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Pool · Adults Only (age 18+)
Mon. – Sat. · 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. • Sunday · 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Swipe Card Access · 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Resort Pool (Sunset View Pool) · Adults Only (age 18+)
Swipe Card Access Only · 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Guests must be accompanied by a resident at all times.
Newcastle Pool
Children’s Hours · Daily · 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Accounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2150
Burrtec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 340-2113 or 324-1741
Catering/Food & Beverage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2242
Communications News & Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2241
Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2205
Community Patrol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2126
Dewey Pest Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 343-2912
Events Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2206
Fitness Center Lake View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2282
Fitness Center Mountain View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2232
Gate Main Gate (24 hours) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 360-6026
Gate North Gate (6 a.m.–10 p.m.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2117
LEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2213
Mountain View Clubhouse Assoc. Office. . . . . . . (760) 200-2222
Mountain View Clubhouse Assoc. Fax. . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2299
Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2236
Post Office Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2219
Pro Shop Santa Rosa MV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2200
Pro Shop San Gorgonio SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2120
Register a Guest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 345-4278
Resident Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2246
Restaurant Boulevards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2109
Restaurant Daily Grind/Martini’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2235
Restaurant Papa Dan’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 360-3456
RV Lot Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2150
Sunset View Clubhouse Reception Desk. . . . . . . . (760) 200-2150
Sunset View Clubhouse Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2112
Tee-Off Automated System. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 200-2296
Vector Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (760) 342-8287
Important Frontier Communications Contact Number
Call 1-844-660-0648
HOA Assistance Line
For Tech support – Press 1
For Ordering, Billing or Account Questions – Press 2
Pulte Warranty Service, e-mail: [email protected]
All warranty issues and questions must go through this email.
Pulte Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (949) 255-1650
Dog Park Hours · 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
NEWS & VIEWS
Boulevards · Open Daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Daily Grind · Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Martini’s · Mon., Weds., Thurs. 4 – 7 p.m.
Papa Dan’s · Daily 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
If you would like to advertise in News & Views,
please call (760) 200-2241 for current rates and information.
Please send any comments or suggestions to the Editor at:
[email protected]
News & Views · http://www.scpdca.com/news_views/
Association News · July 2016
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How to garden in a drought.
See page 7.
Table of Contents
Association News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Committee Reports . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Community Views . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Food & Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Meeting & Events Calendar . . . . 28
Health & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Sun City Support Groups . . . . . 32
Golf News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Chartered Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Resident Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Paid Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Advertiser Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cover photo by Brian Kelley
10th Green, San Gorgonio Course
News & Views is published monthly by Sun City
Palm Desert Community Association.
The mission of the News & Views, the official
magazine of the Sun City Palm Desert Community
Association (SCPDCA), is to communicate to
residents all news pertaining to the Association,
focusing on Board and Delegate activity, Chartered
Clubs, Resident Groups and other articles of
interest, produced in the most professional and
fiscally responsible means possible.
News & Views is distributed by District Delegates
and their volunteers. Residents may purchase a
mail subscription at the Community Association
office for $48 per year ($4 per issue) to cover
mailing and handling costs. News & Views is also
available online at www.scpdca.com.
The SCPDCA provides this publication for
informational purposes only and neither endorses
nor promotes any products or services advertised
herein and assumes no responsibility or liability
for statements made herein.
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July 2016
Executive Update
By Steve Campbell
General Manager
Now that we are into our summer
season, things are slowing down within
the community. On the developer front,
outside our walls, things are becoming
active.
The first is the Domani project,
located at Avenue 42 and Adams Avenue
near the Auto Mall. This proposed
project includes 202 single family
homes in a gated, 55-plus community
which will include a clubhouse, dog
park, green belts and a concrete storm
drainage project constructed by
CVWD. The project is still in the
approval process with Riverside
County, CVWD and FEMA. To date,
the project area has a construction
fence, the brush and trees have been
cleared and soil stabilizer has been
applied. The Association does not have
a firm timetable on the construction.
The second project is the proposed
1289-unit Virada planned community
(formally Fiesta de Vida) located at the
end of Adams Avenue wrapping around
SCPD to the North and the West,
eventually connecting to Coyote Song
Drive. This project is more complicated
due to the proposed mixed use.
As proposed, the 656.34-acre mixeduse master planned community is
comprised of 1,289 single and multifamily residential units (1- and 2-story),
including single-family homes, attached
flats, condominiums, apartments and
duplex units within various planning
areas/neighborhoods. In addition to
residential neighborhoods, the project
includes a 106-acre community park, a
6.56-acre community shared solar array,
community open space and recreation in
the form of parks (to be dedicated to the
City of Indio), a 3.07-acre community
center with a clubhouse, fitness center,
a new fire station and a 2.09-acre
commercial use area (3,000 square feet)
with a demonstration garden (xeriscape
plants) at the entrance to the
community. The project also includes
open space associated with a utility
corridor (81.78 acres) and the Indio
Hills (166.90 acres). At this point, no
development is proposed.
450 nearby residents have received a
Notice of Availability of a Draft Initial
Study/Notice of Intent to Adopt a
Mitigated Negative Declaration and a
draft Specific Plan/Project Master Plan
and Notice of a Public Hearing from the
City of Indio. Per the notice, for more
information log on to the City of Indio’s
website at www.indio.org. Tab to the
Development Services Department’s
page and tab down to the Virada
PMB/SP link. For further information,
contact Mamun Farque, Senior Planner
at 760-541-4252.
Because of the importance of this
planning process, the Board of
Directors has assembled a team of legal
and planning professionals to review
the plan, communicate with the City of
Indio, and to represent SCPD at the
public hearings. Our goal is to provide
the residents of Sun City Palm Desert
professional representation to ensure
that the City of Indio considers all of
SCPDCA’s concerns and in particular
the land use compatibility with our
community.
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Board of Directors’ Meeting Report · June 7, 2016
summary of board action items and motions
16-06-101 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize Guralnick &
Gilliland, LLP, as the Association’s attorney
and agent, to execute and record assessment
liens on the following properties pursuant
to the Association’s Collection Policy: Lot
18 Tract 27365
16-06-102 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to appoint Gary Waymire as
District 10 Delegate for the 2016-2017
fiscal year.
16-06-103 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to approve the 2016-2017 Board
of Directors Meeting Calendar.
16-06-104 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to approve and appoint
members to the SCPDCA Committees as
listed for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
16-06-105 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to approve the revisions to the
Ladies’ Nine Holers Club and the Sun City
Palm Desert Bocce Club, Sun City Palm
Desert Chartered Clubs.
16-06-106 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize the purchase of
twenty-five (25) Golf Cart Seats for the
2011 Club Car fleet from Fairway Golf
Carts Inc. in the amount of $6,068.25, to be
paid from Replacement Reserves.
16-06-107 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to approve United Brothers
Concrete, Inc. for the removal and
replacement of 3,638 square feet of
concrete cart path and 271 linear feet of
curbing, near #7 Santa Rosa for a total
of $29,104.00 plus a 10% contingency
$2,910.40 for a total amount of 32,014.40
to be paid from Replacement Reserves.
16-06-108 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize the On-Golf
software agreement and hardware purchase
for the total initial expenditure of
$14,860.04 to be paid from approved capital
budget for 2016/2017 and the Golf Course
Maintenance (GCM) approved operating
budget for 2016/2017.
16-06-109 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize American Awning,
Inc. to remove and replace the shade
material and paint the metal frames on four
(4) shade structures at the Mountain View
outdoor pool and four (4) shade structures
at Sunset View outdoor pool for the amount
of $14,760.00 plus $75.00 for paint and a
10% contingency of $1,483.00 for a total of
$16,318.00 to be paid from Replacement
Reserves.
16-06-110 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize the purchase of two
(2) Toro Multi Pro Sprayers, the Multi Pro
5800 and the Multi Pro 1750, from Turf Star
for a total cost of $139,863.49 to be paid
from Replacement Reserves.
16-06-111 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize the purchase of
eight (8) mowers for Golf Course
Maintenance, which includes four (4) Toro
3300 Triflex Greenmasters and four (4)
Toro 4700 Groundsmasters from Turf Star
for a total cost of $472,699.46 to be paid
from Replacement Reserves.
16-06-112 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize the purchase of two
(2) pieces of equipment from Stotz for Golf
Course Maintenance (GCM), including one
(1) John Deere 310K loader backhoe and
one (1) John Deere 5065E Utility Tractor
for a total cost of $120,671.64 to be paid
from Replacement Reserves.
16-06-113 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize the purchase of one
(1) GTS-70 Tilt back tire changer, and one
(1) Two-Post Car Lift for Golf Course
Maintenance from Napa Auto Parts for
a total cost of $14,749.00 to be paid from
Replacement Reserves
16-06-114 – A motion was made, seconded
and carried to authorize the purchase of
eight (8) Toro GTX Workman vehicles for
Golf Course Maintenance (GCM) from
Turf Star for the total cost of $73,687.27 to
be paid from Replacement Reserves.
The complete approved minutes of the Board of Directors’ Meetings
are located in the Library and on the SCPDCA website.
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2016-17 Board of Directors
Steve
Bailey
President
Mike
Joyce
Vice-President
Jack
Drill
Treasurer
Bobbi
Hoffman
Secretary
Dennis
Golob
Director
Mike
O’Connor
Director
Charlie
Thompson
Director
Association News · July 2016
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financial report
through april 2016
By Todd Chaloux, Finance Director
Through April 2016 the Association
has a positive variance to budget in the
amount of $386,429 with April showing
a positive variance of $111,857. The
majority of this variance, both year to date
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July 2016
and for the month of April, comes from
continued savings in the Association
Maintenance departments. Although
some of this variance is coming from
some temporary timing differences, the
lion’s share of the variance is now
permanent and the year-end forecast
has seen an increase over the March
financials. The year-end forecast now
shows a positive variance in the amount
of $333,849.
By now all homeowners should have
received the annual Budget Report and
Policy Statement along with the golf
letter. If you did not receive this
package or have questions about the
information that was contained within
the report please contact the Finance
Office for assistance.
Another fiscal year has come and
gone which means that it is time for
the Finance department to begin
preparations for the annual audit of the
Associations financials. The accounting
firm of Lund & Guttry will once again
perform the audit in late August and
early September. Once completed all
homeowners will be mailed a copy of
the Association’s annual audited
financial statements.
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Association News · July 2016
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District Meetings & Contacts
meetings in speakers hall, sv unless noted
District 1 … dark
Delegate: Jay Levine
[email protected]
Alternate: Kathy Krier
District 2 … dark
Delegate: Wendy Silk
[email protected]
Alternate: Kathy Bash
District 3 … dark
Delegate: Ann Mcneel
760-565-8621
Alternate: — OPEN —
District 4 … dark
san gorgonio, mv
Delegate: Sandy Livran
[email protected]
Alternate: Larry Molzahn
District 5 … dark
Delegate: Dorothea Olshane
[email protected]
Alternate: Cheryl Beckett
District 6 … dark
Delegate: George Wank
[email protected]
Alternate: David Fearheller
District 7 … dark
Delegate: Royda B. Gerner
[email protected]
Alternate: — OPEN —
District 8 … dark
Delegate: Gloria Tipton
[email protected]
Alternate: Robert Flamer
District 9 … dark
Delegate: Lou Milkowski
[email protected]
Alternate: Glenn Evans
District 10 … dark
Delegate: Gary Waymire
[email protected]
Alternate: — OPEN —
District 11 … dark
Delegate: Gary Plotkin
[email protected]
Alternate: Julie Poe
District 12 … dark
Delegate: Carl Bode
[email protected]
Alternate: Brian Farris
District 13 … dark
Delegate: Jack Lawrence
[email protected]
Alternate: Rita Greenwood
District 14 … dark
Delegate: Sue Rogoff
[email protected]
Alternate: Lynda Dach
District 15 … dark
Delegate: David Sherer
[email protected]
Alternate: — OPEN —
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July 2016
Lifestyle
Enhancement
By Joy Porrello
Blow Sand!
Mosquitoes and Bees!
Mother Nature has done it again! Due
to lack of rain and gusty winds, she’s
left us lots of blow sand. Remember,
it’s your responsibility to keep concrete
and other surfaces free of sand and to
maintain your property in excellent
condition. You can get angry with
Mother Nature, but she, unfortunately,
won’t remove the sand for you.
Good news. The Association is
granting an extension until October 1,
2016 to remedy insufficient rock
coverage and bare dirt violations
caused by blow sand issues. Excessive
areas of insufficient rock coverage or
bare dirt NOT related to blow sand
issues will not be granted an extension.
Our residents’ dedication in
maintaining their property and helping
to keep SCPDCA beautiful is greatly
appreciated.
If you see areas of standing water, or
know of a fountain or swimming pool
that has been neglected, these are
places just begging for mosquitoes to
breed. Nobody wants to be bitten by
these nasty little creatures that delight
in spreading disease. Please take the
initiative to contact the Coachella
Valley Mosquito and Vector Control at
760-342-8287. They will come very
quickly to treat the water and eliminate
the problem.
It is also bee-swarming season. If
you see an area in which bees are
swarming, notify Sun City Maintenance.
They will come and yellow tape the
area off and will arrange for bee
professionals to take care of them.
LEC members may enter your
property Monday–Friday, 9-4, and do
their best not to disturb you.
LEC VIOLATION SUMMARY · MAY 2016
VIOLATIONS ISSUED
Artifacts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Bare Dirt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Blow Sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Debris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Driveway Stains/Coating/Cracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Encroaching Plants/Trees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Irrigation/Leaks/Valves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Fence/Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Garage Door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Inert Ground Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Paint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Plant/Trees/Shrubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sparse Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Stucco Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Unapproved Alterations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Weeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Total Violations Issued . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469
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Community Patrol
By Erik Stacklie
Community Patrol Director
The dog days of summer are upon us, and
that means one thing…extreme heat. Those
of us that live here year round tolerate the
heat as much as we can. Our time might be
spent staying indoors until the evening
hours or there are those of us that are out
and about during the day.
With temperatures averaging 107-110
degrees, one must protect themself while
outside. When the body heats too quickly to
cool itself safely or when you lose too
much fluid or salt through dehydration or
sweating, your body temperature rises and
heat-related illnesses may develop.
According to the National Weather
Service, “Heat is the number one weatherrelated killer in the United States, resulting
in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact,
on average, excessive heat claims more lives
each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes,
and hurricanes combined.” Here are some
tips to help you through the summer months:
• Slow Down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule
strenuous activities until the coolest time of the
day.
• Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, lightcolored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
• Drink plenty of water. Your body needs water
to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you
do not feel thirsty.
• Do not get too much sun. Sunburn reduces
your body’s ability to dissipate heat.
These are some heat disorder symptoms to
look for:
• Sunburn: Redness and pain. In severe cases
swelling of skin, blisters, fever, and headaches.
• Heat Cramps: Painful spasms usually in the
muscles of legs and abdomen with heavy
sweating.
• Heat Exhaustion: Heavy sweating; weakness;
cold, pale, clammy skin; thread pulse;
fainting and vomiting but may have a normal
temperature. Seek medical attention if needed.
• Heat Stroke: High body temperature (106
degrees or higher), hot dry skin, rapid and
strong pulse, possible unconsciousness.
Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY!
By taking care of our bodies, while we are
out in the heat, we can avoid becoming a
heat-related victim. Stay safe residents of
Sun City Palm Desert.
VIOLATION SUMMARY · MAY 2016
CITATIONS ISSUED
Driving Without a Valid Driver’s License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Failure to Stop at Posted Stop Sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Illegal Handicap Parking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Illegal Parking-Golf Cart Taking Two Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Illegal Parking-On the Street Overnight (2:00am-6:00am) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Illegal Parking-Red Curb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Illegal Parking-Vehicle Blocking the Driveway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Illegal Parking-Vehicle Blocking Sidewalk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Illegal Parking-Vehicle Facing the Wrong Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Illegal Parking-Vehicle Parked in Restricted Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
No Current Resident Decal Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Pet Violation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
RV Violation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Tailgating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Trash Container(s) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Monthly Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
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Pet Rescue Info
1. Collars with I.D. should
be worn by every pet.
2. If you lose a pet, immediately
post DOG/CAT LOST on
The List, with breed, color, size,
location and phone number.
3. If you find a pet, immediately
post FOUND DOG/CAT, with
the same information as above.
4. Notify the Main Gate
(360-6026) of either situation
and they will contact an animal
rescue volunteer.
If you do not have computer
access, call a friend or neighbor
who does. To join The List at
SCPD, send an email to [email protected]
Posted Stop Signs
Posted stop signs are meant
for golf carts and bicycles, too.
Citations will be issued for
failure to stop.Riding bicycles
on the sidewalks is NOT
permitted at any time!
Prevent Rust Stains
on Driveways
One of the main reasons
for rust stains on driveways
is due to washing golf carts on
driveways. Acid from batteries
drips onto the driveway which
causes unsightly rust.
Trash Pick Up · Tuesdays
Trash containers may be
put out no earlier than 4 p.m.
the day before pick up and
must be taken in by 10 p.m.
the day of pick up.
When a holiday falls on a
Monday or Tuesday, service
will be delayed one day.
2016 Burrtec holiday
closures affecting SCPDCA
regular pickup are:
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Labor Day · September 5
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2016-2017 committees
Arts and Crafts Show
Candy Scott Chair · [email protected]
Association Documents
Don Bailey, Chair · [email protected]
Community Support and Involvement (CSI)
Jay Lieberman, Chair · [email protected]
Compliance
Betty Davidow, Chair · [email protected]
Disaster Recovery
Ken Esserman, Chair · [email protected]
Election
James Schmiesing, Chair · [email protected]
Emergency Preparedness
Gerry Tyree, Chair · [email protected]
Finance
Bill Dani, Chair · [email protected]
Fitness and Recreation
Jodi Lytel, Chair · [email protected]
Golf
Tom Liebermann, Chair · [email protected]
Government Relations
Kenneth Ziebarth, Chair · [email protected]
Insurance
Jerry Goldstine, Chair · [email protected]
Library
Mary Tapley, Chair · [email protected]
Lifestyle Enhancement Main Committee
— VACANT —
LEC Subcommittee
— VACANT —
Marketing
Geoff England, Chair · [email protected]
News & Views
Veronica Marshall, Chair · [email protected]
Public Safety
John Westerholm, Chair · [email protected]
Strategic Planning
David Skinner, Chair · [email protected]
Website Committee
Julie Poe, Chair · [email protected]
If you are interested in any committee vacancies,
please stop by the Mountain View Clubhouse and ask for
Dean Lining, Resident Services Supervisor or
Francesca Holmbo, Executive Coordinator.
Call us at 760-200-2223.
Give back and be a part of this wonderful community.
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Committee Reports
Compliance Committee
By Betty Davidow, Chair
What would our lives be like with no HOA Rules and
Regulations or the Community Patrol that needs to enforce
them?
That is a scary thought! History shows us that
communities cannot exist without law and order. In one of
the District presentations, someone asked me why the
patrol people just sit waiting at the corner for a person not
to stop at a stop sign or to be checking for speeding. They
thought it was a waste of time and the patrol person could
be doing something else. The community’s rules and
regulations do need to be enforced for our own safety.
There was also a suggestion to have yield signs replace
stop signs. Just think of replacing four way stop signs with
four way yield signs and ask would this be beneficial? The
question is “who goes first?”
The community patrol cruises our neighborhoods
regularly to make sure all is well both day and night. Yes,
they can close your garage door if they cannot contact you.
If there is an emergency within our community, they are
there to assist and equipped with fire extinguishers and
defibrillators if needed, and can assist the Emergency
Medical Teams.
It is a responsibility of the patrol to recognize rule
violations and cite individuals responsible. After a citation,
the next step in the process is Compliance. We should
all appreciate the Community Patrol’s role in keeping
SCPD safe.
Happy 4th of July! BE SAFE AND FOLLOW THE
RULES.
CSI Committee
By Sue Rogoff, Vice Chair
Summer is in full swing in the desert and Sun City is no
exception. As the saying goes, ‘things are hopping.’ Even
though many clubs and committees have gone dark there
is still plenty for the ‘sunbirds’ to do. Be sure to read the
club articles to learn about their upcoming events.
Summer is also a good time to start a new fitness
program. The fitness centers are not crowded so you’ll be
able to work out without a hassle and you can make some
new friends while getting into shape.
If you’re still looking for something meaningful to do,
you might attend some committee meetings. The Lifestyle
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Enhancement Committee (LEC) and the
Emergency Preparedness Committee
(EPC) are always on the lookout for new
members. You might also investigate
the many Resident Groups in Sun City.
These groups offer invaluable assistance
to our residents and they can always
use additional help. Please read the
Committee and Resident Group articles
for information on their services.
During the summer months when
others are ‘playing’ and enjoying desert
activities, the CSI Committee will be
hard at work revamping the New
Resident Welcome Program and getting
ready for the annual Community Expo
in November. Stay tuned for updated
information in the coming months.
As always, I encourage you to go out
and get involved – either by joining a
club or committee or just socializing
with your neighbors. Remember, you
get out what you put in!
Library Committee
By Mary Tapley
With the beginning of a new fiscal year,
the Library Committee has changes in
positions of its members to announce.
The Committee members are as follows:
Mary Tapley, Chair; Susan Schubert,
Vice-Chair; Jeanne Esserman, Secretary;
Jill Stone, Treasurer; Diane Von Kaenel,
Trainer; Lenore Leon, Dee Maguire,
Mary Ann Manion and Marvin Vernon.
Although Susan Schubert decided to
step aside as Chair, we are pleased that
she has agreed to become the Vice
Chair. I would like to thank Susan for
her leadership and guidance as Library
Chair the past 6 years.
Currently there are 52 volunteers
working in the library for a minimum
of two hours each week. Many thanks
to all of our volunteers, past and
present, whose service is valued and
necessary to ensure that the library
functions smoothly and efficiently. Also
necessary for the Library to operate at
all is the very much appreciated
generosity of our residents who donate
gently used books, magazines, audio
books, movies and puzzles in addition
to monetary donations. The monetary
donations are used to purchase Large
Print Books and supplies.
I would also like to thank John
Annarino for his article in the May
2016, News & Views column about the
Library. He mentioned that our Library
works on the honor system, which is a
system that works well due to the
thoughtfulness of residents who return
library items in a timely fashion.
Thanks to all who help keep the Library
a place to enjoy.
Public Safety
By Ray Norris
The core of the Senior “Scam” (fraud)
problem is simply people being duped
into providing personal information to
an unsolicited phone caller or Internet
contact. This sounds simple, however,
the fraudsters are very good at what
they do. They present themselves as
some financial institution, department
of the government or a charitable
organization, or even worse, some “get
money quick” investment scheme.
One particularly odious scheme is
for the fraudsters to get personal
information from an obituary and contact
the surviving spouse, suggesting that
some forgotten insurance is available if
the surviving spouse will just confirm
some personal data. We need to be
vigilant at all times. Searching for
helpful information about fraud on the
Internet can also be daunting, and it
seems that some of the helpful web
sites could be a center for deception
itself. So choose a site that is not an
advertisement and one that has a
legitimate ring to it, such as this FBI
site: https://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/
fraud/seniors.
A frequently mentioned issue is that
seniors do not register complaints
regarding fraudulent issues. The below
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site is part of the FBI web page to
file a complaint: http://www.ic3.gov/
complaint/ default.aspx.
Another source that has solely to do
with fraudulent investment schemes is
the Financial Industry Regulatory
Authority. They initiated the FINRA
Securities Helpline for Seniors (844)
574-3577. Checking on advisers is an
invaluable asset.
In order to help protect SCPD, the
Public Safety Committee urges possible
scam victims from SCPD to telephone
the Riverside County Sheriff ’s
Department (760) 836-3215, and select
“option 5.” This is the dispatch center,
and may result in a Deputy responding
to your home, or creating a report via
telephone contact. This information
also needs to be reported to SCPD
Community Patrol (760) 360-6026.
Remember, the ultimate prevention
of fraud is to never provide personal
information to callers or Internet
contacts. (Your banks, your credit
card companies, and your financial
investment organizations already know
your pertinent information.)
Website Committee
By Jose Mariscal
Editing a website for your club,
committee, district or organization can
be interesting, educational and fun.
We encourage anyone interested in
learning about websites to contact
Marcos in our Finance Department at
[email protected] or call
700-200-2134 or contact Jose at
[email protected]
The recent software conversion from
Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 is complete. All
web editors should be working on a
published site in Drupal 7.
The website committee held two
basic training sessions this spring and
plans are underway for more in the fall.
These dates will be announced in News
& Views and on the website. We hope
to offer more advanced classes through
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the season. Any editor who would like to teach a class can
contact Marcos.
A monthly meeting of web editors is available on the
second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Sunset
View Clubhouse. New material is presented and editors have
a chance to ask questions and get some personalized help
with their sites. Due to the transition from Drupal 6 to 7 it is
strongly suggested that all editors attend these monthly
meetings.
The Website Committee is looking for a fourth member
with ideas on making sure the Sun City site is user friendly.
The committee serves only as an advisory to the IT staff who
handles the technical aspects of the site.
If you have any questions, email Julie Poe, Chairman, at
[email protected]
Emergency Preparedness
Monthly Emergency Preparedness (EPC) Meetings
Monthly Committee meeting are held at 9 a.m. and District
Operations Meetings at 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of
each month, September – May, in Mountain View Clubhouse
Ventana Room. Two-way radio training classes are usually
held on the 4th Monday of each month at 12:30 p.m.
All meetings last about an hour. Contact Robyn at 772-1756
for radio training reservations and location. Please check
our website for schedule changes, updates and other EPC
meetings and events at http://scpdcaclubs.com/epc/calendar.
First Aid Stations
In a disaster, the EPC will set up First Aid Stations at the
three clubhouses. Residents needing first aid can go to the
closest First Aid Station listed below. Mobile Medical teams
will also be available to respond to calls from Block Captains.
• Mountain View, Building D near the Tennis Courts
• Sunset View,
Bocce Ball Court Patio
• Lake View, Tahoe
room at the east end of the clubhouse.
Links to First Aid Station and Command Post locations can
be found online at: http://scpdcaclubs.com/epc/locations
EPC Needs Your Help
We welcome volunteers to provide help in a wide variety of
areas including Block Captains, First Aid, Radio, Search
& Rescue, Equipment, Pet Rescue, Education/Training,
and Administration. For more information please call Ann
Floden at 772-4402 or your District Director.
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Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC)
EPC District Directors
District 1
David Hansen . . . . . . 909-289-5788
District 2
Josh Denham . . . . . . . . . . 772-1185
District 3
Tom Chedester . . . . . . . . . 610-1599
District 4
Bobby Turner . . . . . . . . . 360-8375
District 5
Bob Sutton . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-3754
District 6
Steven Bayard . . . . . . . . . 610-9827
Alt. Bob Lefton . . . . . . . . 360-8524
District 7
David Roberson . . . . . . . . 610-1436
District 8
Myrna Blanding . . . . . . . 345-6473
District 9
Lou Milkowski . . . . . 424-335-5850
District 10
Ed Purcell . . . . . . . . . 310-291-6329
District 11
Paul Muckenfuss . . . . . . . 360-2652
Alt. Bob Canfield . . . 818-720-3269
District 12
Dennis Kirk . . . . . . . . . . 200-1124
District 13
Jerry Tausend . . . . . . 541-490-5101
District 14/1
David Hansen . . . . . . 909-289-5788
District 14/5
Bob Sutton . . . . . . . . . . . . 345-3754
District 15A
Robert Redstone . . . 775-636-6517
Alt. Fred Karimi . . . . . . . 360-7199
District 15/1
David Hansen . . . . . . 909-289-5788
Obtain EPC Documents Online
For more information, go to http://scpdcaclubs.com/epc/welcome-epc
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Chairman: Jerry Tyree . . . . 360-9302
Vice Chair: Robyn Mack . . 772-1756
To volunteer call Ann Floden 772-4402
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Resident Vacation Photos
Please send Resident Vacation Photos (large file, not reduced for email) to [email protected]
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Resident Vacation Photos
Please send Resident Vacation Photos (large file, not reduced for email) to [email protected]
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Sun City’s Gorgeous Gardens
Photos & Captions by Ronnie Marshall
Once again, Sun City Garden Club invites you to enjoy their annual tour of
lovely gardens. Connie Stephens, Lani Young and Kay Herbst (L-R, pictured)
organized an eclectic mixture, displaying beautiful and varied landscapes,
lovely vistas and an aura of serenity amidst our desert in full bloom. A very
special Thank You to all participants!
Bruce and Jemie Thorvig A beautiful back patio
includes scenic vistas of our majestic mountains,
a pretty greenbelt and nearby lake. Ducks and
waterfowl enjoy the lake as well, and are always
a welcome diversion. Mature palms embrace the
separated three-tier fountain. Colorful
bougainvillea offer bright pops of color.
Jen Frasca and Jean Mylen Creative desert
landscaping offers much to delight the eye.
Mature Fan palm trees and creative garden art
add a festive atmosphere to an inviting patio for
poolside relaxation and entertainment. A calm
desert ambiance comes from plants, art and
furnishings carefully chosen in colors to blend
harmoniously.
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Alan Jacobs and Barbara Blade-Jacobs A beautiful and
peaceful enclosed courtyard garden with Zen and other Asian
influences. Tropical palms and a pretty tower fountain add
soft cascading water, an invitation to linger and refresh body
and soul. The back patio offers a waterfall and mountain
views to enjoy.
Hansi Swenson Mature trees laden with fruit and tropical
Plumeria trees just coming into bloom create a warm welcome
to this backyard patio with a handsome entertainment area,
complete with Tiki Bar, and a lovely pool with hand painted
Koi frolicking along “under the sea.”
Richard Seldin and Lorraine Fisher Citrus and fruit trees offer shade
and succulent delights. A lovely pool and entertainment area beckon the
visitor to relax and enjoy views of desert landscaping, palms and walking
paths. There are also Plumeria trees, a grape arbor and vegetable garden
to admire.
Nina and Lee Thomas
A riot of colorful blooms
fronts this charming
French country home.
The rear patio is filled
with “yellow bells”
bushes, roses, lavender
and colorful annuals.
Delightful garden folk art
and a fun collection of
creative birdhouses add
special personal touches.
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from the committee
Much Ado
About Nothing
By John Annarino
NEWS & VIEWS
Please send any comments or suggestions to
[email protected]
News & Views Committee
Ronnie Marshall, Chair; John Annarino, Lois Epstein,
Delyn Meyers, Marsha Reed Nall, Joy Porrello, Penny Pence Smith
Contributing Writers
Jean Kirshner, Patricia Schubel, Diane Severson, Rona Subotnik
Promotional and Photography Committee
Gail Bayard, Marty Maloney, Joe Share
Contributing Photographers
Jerry Chatow, Patricia Finn, John Manion
Distribution Group
Dedicated Volunteer Staff
SCPD Staff
Steve Bailey, Board Liaison;
Vanessa Schussler, HOA Operations Manager;
Dean Lining, Resident Services Supervisor;
Irma Quevedo, Communications Coordinator
Cynthia Gunn, Editor/Production · Crown Printers, Printing
If you would like to advertise in News & Views, please call
(760) 200-2241 for current rates and information.
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July 2016
If you haven’t been going to karaoke, you’ve been missing out
on a very good time.
Karaoke kicks off every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in
the Mountain View Clubhouse. And it’s been drawing a big,
fun-loving crowd.
Karaoke gives the singer a stage on which to perform – and
the opportunity to sing to recorded music, typically a well-known
song minus the lead vocal. Because the lyrics are displayed on
a video screen, the audience sometimes sings along. One’s
reminded of the karaoke-styled program, “Sing Along With
Mitch,” hosted by Mitch Miller on NBC in the 60’s.
Karaoke attracts an interesting mix of singers. Some have
beautiful voices and are a joy to listen to. Others, perfect
strangers to perfect pitch, sing for the sheer joy of singing. But,
in my book, all the singers are the bravest of souls, worthy of
Grammys.
Songs run the gamut. Sing-along crowd-pleasers like “Sweet
Caroline” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Love songs
like “Unforgettable” and “At Last.” And songs that are almost
anthems: “The Impossible Dream,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
and Paul Anka’s ubiquitous “My Way.” Ironically, Frank
Sinatra, for whom the song was written and who sang it a
zillion times, told audiences he had come to hate the song. Just
as I have.
Charles Fitzgerald, better known as “Fitz,” has been hosting
Sun City karaoke for 15 years. And he sings as well as he hosts.
Beverly Reinhart has been his able assistant for seven years. “If
you like to sing,” said Fitz, “you ought to give our Wednesday
night karaoke a try. And don’t worry about being nervous.
You’ll find you’re having too much fun to be nervous and you’ll
find an audience that’s more than happy to give a listen.”
I asked some members of the karaoke audience what they
thought of karaoke. One said, “Hey, it’s free entertainment.
What’s not to like?” Another said, “You couldn’t pay me to get
up there and sing!” Another said, “If they were all great singers,
it wouldn’t be karaoke.”
Then I asked if they knew how to spell karaoke. “Kareokee,”
said one. “Kariohke,” said another. And a real stab in the dark,
“Careokay.” As for me, I had to look it up in the dictionary.
But no matter how you spell it, karaoke can weave a spell.
A spell that a lot of Sun City people love being under.
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Still Dancing After 70 Years of Marriage!
By Joy Porrello
Meeting Norman and Ruth Brill makes one smile and feel
good all over. In March, this lovely couple celebrated their
70th wedding anniversary and they’re still very much in love!
They hug and kiss each other every night before bedtime,
definitely an excellent formula for staying happily married.
The Brills met as teenagers, Norman was 16, Ruth 15.
Norman, a native Californian, had started in a new school.
Ruth, having moved from Chicago, also started in the same
school. A mutual friend lived in a house with a volleyball
court and ping-pong tables. That’s where Norm spotted a
beautiful girl, Ruth. He asked her to play ping-pong. She beat
him! He knew he had to marry her. He also discovered that
she’s an excellent dancer. They’ve won Swing contests and
love Latin dancing. “We’ve danced our way through life and
are still dancing!” says Norman.
Norman and Ruth went steady for two years and were
serious about getting married. WWII was raging so Norman
went right from high school to the Navy. They decided
marriage should wait until Norman came home. (Of note,
Norman was written about in the Desert Sun as a WWII
Hero. He was a member of a pre-invasion commando team,
among the first to land on the beaches of enemy Pacific
islands.) When he returned, they got married. Norman was
20, Ruth 19. They honeymooned in Palm Springs at the
then Palm Springs Hotel. They have three daughters, six
grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Norman joined Hughes Aircraft in 1950 in the early years
of aerospace. All work was for the military. They designed
and built a fire control system for the F86, one of the first
fighter aircraft. Norman moved on to Litton Industries, Ford
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Aerospace and Teledyne Systems. At Litton, they built parts
for electronic systems for aircraft and missiles. At Ford
Aerospace, he was plant manager and they built the
Shillelagh Missile, a tank wireless missile for the Abrams
tank. At Teledyne, they worked with NASA on a system
for the Centaur missiles, which are still flying today. After
putting his daughters through college, he made a career
change to be home more and joined Stanley Works/Mac
Tools. His team became tops in sales. Here in SCPDCA,
where they have lived for 21 years, Norm served on the LEC
for seven years, was District 3 Delegate for five years and
was also the Delegate Chair for two years.
Ruth worked as an Executive Secretary for many large
companies; the major one was American Express where she
handled Skip Tracing. She also worked for Hughes when
Norman was there. Ruth is an incredible artistic talent.
She is an accomplished painter and sculptress. Her works
adorn their home and they are, in a single word, amazing!
Her paintings are so realistic and beautiful. Her sculptures
are masterful. Ruth was very involved in the founding of
SCPDCA’s Art Club and was always a board member
until she retired this year. She has made beautiful ceramics.
She’s also taught calligraphy. Ruth is as talented as she is
beautiful.
The Brills have had a wonderful life together. They have
traveled most of the world and have wonderful memories.
They say they can’t do as much as they used to, but are still
“up!” Their entertainment now is “going to the doctor!” A
sense of humor has also lent itself to 70 wonderful years of
a happy marriage!
Happy Anniversary, Norman and Ruth!
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Interested in doing the write thing?
enter our short story contest
News & Views is sponsoring our
4th Annual Creative Writing Contest,
open to all SCPD residents.
Entry rules:
• Story must contain the following three elements:
A taxi, a secret diary and a broken wristwatch.
• Limit of six hundred words
• Limit of one submission per author
• Previously published stories will not be accepted
• Email entries to [email protected]
• Deadline for submission is September 15, 2016
The winner will be chosen by the
News & Views Committee.
(Committee members are exempt
from entering the contest.)
The winning entry will appear in the November
issue of News & Views with a photo of the author.
Winner will be awarded a $50 Sun City gift card.
independence day is july 4
· reminder · reminder · reminder ·
SCPD Flag Disposal
When your American Flag becomes tattered, soiled
and faded, you may turn it in at the Mountain View
Clubhouse front desk for proper disposal.
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The Bookshelf
By Rona Subotnik
The Nest
by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Hardcover 368 pages · March 22, 2016
The Nest has received an unusual amount of attention for a
first-time writer, perhaps because her very large publisher’s
advance was in the seven figures. The book was in second
place on the New York Times Best Seller List the first week
it was published and first place the second week.
“The Nest” is the term that the four adult children in the
Plumb family used to describe the arrangement their nowdeceased father had made for an inheritance for them. A
very large sum of money was invested and put aside to be
divided equally among the children when the youngest child,
Melody, reached the age of forty. Knowing this has affected
their lives in many ways. That date was approaching.
The novel begins when the eldest, Leo, who had recently
been released from an addiction center, goes to a party
where he had been drinking and flirting with a young
waitress, Matilda. Leo offered her a ride – which turns into
a nightmare – an accident in which the young waitress is
badly hurt. She is rushed to the hospital where her leg is
amputated. Then Matilda becomes a part of the story.
Of the other adult children there is Bea, who had written
a very successful book of short stories, but has not been
able to write anything since. Their brother, Jack, is in a
relationship with Samuel, a lawyer whom he later marries.
The youngest, daughter, Melody, is having financial
problems because her twin daughters are ready for college,
and she does not have the funds for tuition.
There are other interesting characters in the novel, such
as Stephanie, a woman Leo meets and has a very serious
relationship with. Another is Tommy, a stranger who
becomes part of the family story; as a security guard he
worked on clearing the aftermath of 9/11, where he finds a
famous sculpture but keeps it secret. The twins also have
a secret life no one knows about. To add to the interest,
Leo meets and starts a relationship with Stephanie, a book
agent, who then plays a big part in his life and the life of the
family as well.
The book is filled with such twists and turns that will hold
the interest of the reader. I think you will find it a good read.
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Walt Keiser’s
Fast, Fanciful & Fun Toy Collection
By Penny Pence Smith
Mickey and Minnie Mouse and a host of cartoon friends and
neighbors currently reside in Walt Keiser’s Sun City attic.
Whimsical cutout characters, they are joined by 85 others
including cows, gunslingers, elves and more. And they find
their way to Walt’s yard during the holidays every year,
but they are only a small fraction of the “toys” Walt enjoys
collecting and sharing.
Walt’s colorful cartoon cutouts are only partial evidence
of his whimsical and artistic appetite. He also collects cars
– both adult cars and metal/fiberglass kid’s pedal cars – all
painted vibrantly, suggesting Walt’s passion from owning,
restoring and enjoying some of them. He has been a road and
car “nut” most of his life, racing hot rods and driving a
Harley Davidson motorcycle. All are painted with fiery
pronouncements of their owner’s thirst for extreme
adventure. When he displays them at exhibits, they have his
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favorite other “car guy,” Woody Woodpecker at the wheel.
He also has built a miniature reproduction of a 1950’s gas
station – complete with pumps, oilcans and neon signs.
A builder and construction professional by trade, Walt and
wife Donna came to Sun City in 2001, Sun City an extension
to their Santa Rosa, CA family headquarters. No surprise
that more cartoon cutout characters reside there. The lawn
cartoons began 47 years ago when the couple’s son was
three. Today, the grandkids continue to reap the benefit of
Walt’s imagination: cutouts, pedal cars and other whimsies.
He says he is motivated to continue his toy collecting,
building and decorating not only by his own fun in it, but by
seeing others’ delight in it. “People of all ages come by the
house when the cartoon guys are displayed and you can see
the fun in their eyes.” New characters will continue to delight
holiday visitors, says Walt with a mischievous grin. “I’m
working on a line of characters like Elmer Fudd.”
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Pass the
Popcorn
By Ronnie Marshall
True or False
by Roy Cohen, That Trivia Guy
www.thattriviaguy.com
Remember, three statements are true and three are false.
1. The movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is based
on a short story by Stephen King.
2. Connie Stevens played a character named Cricket on the
TV show 77 Sunset Strip.
3. A Patagonian toothfish is the real name of Chilean Sea
Bass.
4. Harrison Ford was cast in American Graffiti after he
installed cabinets at George Lucas’s home.
5. There is no mention of Shoeless Joe Jackson in the baseball
Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
6. After coming up with the Model T car, Henry Ford came
up with an aircraft version that he named The Ford Flivver.
Answers on page 54.
Sudoku
Complete the grid so that every digit from 1–9 appears
only once in every row, column and 3x3 box.
Complete the grid so that every digit from 1–9 appears only once in
every row, column and 3x3 box. Solution is on page 54.
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Money Monster
Stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Directed by Jodie Foster
It is seriously not a good idea to take stock investment advice
from a slick, good-looking goofball (Clooney) on television
who acts like he’s a game show host and dances around in
funny hats. Yet millions of people took him at his word about
a totally hot tip that he decreed safer than your savings
account. And yeah, the stock tanked dramatically, losing an
estimated $800 million for its investors. One poor schlub (Jack
O’Connell) sank his entire inheritance ($60K) in that stock
and lost it all. Instead of crying in his beer (what most of the
rest of us would do), he went to the financial network where
Clooney works with a gun and a bomb vest and demanded
answers. The whole world stopped in its tracks to watch this
sad tale unfolding on live TV. This is “reality” as entertainment.
Julia Roberts does a terrific job as Clooney’s director, trying
to keep him (and the situation) calm while trying to find out
what went so horribly wrong. Ms. Foster presents a taut, nailbiting financial thriller and her strong cast delivers big time.
The Nice Guys
Stars Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling and Angourie Rice
Los Angeles 1977. A spectacular car crash starts this twisty,
goofy and surprisingly amusing summer movie with the
unlikely charismatic pairing of Ryan and Russell. Ryan is a
screw-up former cop who’s a slightly inept private eye. He’s
got a bit of a drinking problem and is trying to take care of his
bright and energetic teenage daughter (Angourie). Russell is
a big, beefy guy who knocks people around and gets paid for
it. They meet “kind of not-so-cute” when Russell knocks the
stuffing out of Ryan and tells him to back-off looking for a
woman named Amelia. Then a couple of bad guys knock
Russell around and give him the same message. Hmm, sounds
like something fishy going on. The plot is convoluted and
following it closely is not strictly necessary. Apparently Amelia
has a porno flick tape that’s embedded with information
damaging to the auto industry and a shady lady high up in the
government. The fun is in the action, almost non-stop and
loaded with asides and snide comments. Both the bad guys and
the nice guys have their butts kicked, a lot. Ryan’s daughter gets
caught up in the action and is mostly helpful, and sometimes
even smarter than our heroes. The stunts are high-octane fun.
There’s a fair amount of violence but hey, we know it’s just
make-believe. I would look forward to “Nice Guys 2.”
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What’s it like to have the same name as a celebrity?
By John Annarino
It may surprise you to know that Betty White, Jack Jones, David Rose, Robert Hayes and Barbara Hershey live in Sun City.
It surprised me when it came up at a News & Views meeting. I wondered how those residents feel about sharing a name
with a celebrity. So I called and asked them…
“When I call for restaurant or airline reservations,” said Betty
White, “I hasten to mention that no, I’m not the Golden Girl.
Because they enjoy her so much on television, people
always smile when they hear my name. And Betty White isn’t
the only celebrity I’ve been identified with. When I was
younger everybody thought I looked like Carol Burnett!” 2
I called Jack Jones. His wife Bonnie told me Jack died last
November. She also told me how he used to joke that he could
sing just as well as the singer Jack Jones. “But he couldn’t sing
a note,” quipped Bonnie. She also recalled the night they went
to see Jack Jones at the McCallum. “When the usherette learned
my husband’s name, she sent a note to the singer’s dressing room
telling him there was a Jack Jones in the audience. And, sure
enough, when Jack Jones got on stage he had my husband stand
up and take a bow. It was a night to remember!”
“People used to ask me about it,” said Barbara
Hershey. “That was back when the actress starred
with Bette Midler in that popular movie Beaches.
Nowadays I’m only asked if I’m related to the
chocolate family.”
2
David Rose shares his name with the noted
composer once married to Judy Garland and Martha
Raye. “Nobody ever commented on it,” said David,
“but when I was growing up I watched Bonanza
and always enjoyed seeing my name listed in the
credits because David Rose was the composer of
the show.” 2
“My name’s almost the same as the star of that funny Airplane movie,” said Robert
Hayes, “He spelled his name Hays not Hayes. Nobody ever asked me about it, but in the
60’s my golfing buddies often reminded me that I have the same name as the Olympic
sprinter, Robert Hayes, who went on to play for the Dallas Cowboys. He became the first
man to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring. I got a great kick out of
sharing my name with such a terrific athlete.”
2
Three other Sun City residents with celebrity names — Jerry Brown, Margaret Sullivan
and Robert Evans — weren’t available for comment.
As for me, I don’t share my name with any celebrity. I’m luckier than that. I share my
name with my son John.
Photos by Jerry Chatow.
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Food &
Beverage News
By Cesar Castellanos
Food & Beverage Director
Greetings from the F&B Department!
Happy Independence Day! What better day to celebrate
with family and friends and reflect on our nation and its
freedom! The Fourth of July is a day that is truly a time of
celebration; it gives us a sense of pure patriotism as we
become gratefully aware that we live in a country that
rejoices in its freedoms, something we often take for granted.
Happy Birthday America!
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On behalf of the entire Food and Beverage team we want
to say a big THANK YOU to all residents and chartered
clubs that allowed us to take care of your events. As always,
we look forward to assisting you with all of your events.
Please contact our new Catering Manager, Juan Silva,
at (760) 200-2242 or the Events Department to set up an
appointment for your next event.
Sharon Sills will perform on Monday, July 11 in Ventana
from 5 – 7 p.m. Sharon has an extensive and diverse
repertoire that covers the spectrum from standards and
golden oldies through blues and country to rock ‘n’ roll and
show tunes. Door cover is $10 per person. Happy Hour
Cocktail prices and more!
Jimmy Carnelli will perform on Monday, July 25 in
Ventana from 5 – 7 p.m. Door cover is $10 per person.
Happy Hour Cocktail prices and more!
As a friendly reminder, Boulevards is open at 11:00 a.m.
Monday through Sunday. The Pasta Night will continue
through the summer months so be sure to joins us on
Friday night from 5 – 8 p.m., enjoy! If you would like to
make a reservation for a party of 8 people or more, we take
reservations up to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday during
regular business hours.
Have a great summer!
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Coming
Attractions…
Sunday
Monday
July 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Gary Ternes
Elsa & Fred (2014)
Rated PG-13 · 1h 37min
Comedy | Drama | Romance
The story of two people who discover
that it’s never too late to love and
make dreams come true.
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher
Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden
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4
5
INDEPENDENCE DAY
8:30 am Friendship Church sv
10:00 am Friendship Church sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
Thursday, July 14, 2 p.m.
Hosted by Ed Conklin
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8:30 am Friendship Church sv
10:00 am Friendship Church sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Rated PG-13 · 2h 8min
Comedy | Drama | Romance
A swinger with a taste for young
women falls in love with a woman
closer to his age.
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton,
Keanu Reeves
Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Gary Ternes
Argo (2012)
Rated R · 2h
Biography | Drama | History
Acting undercover as a Hollywood
producer, a CIA agent launches a
dangerous operation to rescue six
Americans in Tehran during the
U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston,
John Goodman
movies in speakers hall, sv
admission free
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Tuesday
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8:30 am Friendship Church sv
10:00 am Friendship Church sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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8:30 am Friendship Church sv
10:00 am Friendship Church sv
2:00 pm HH at Boulevards sv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
5:00 pm Sharon Sills mv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
5:00 pm Jimmy Carnelli mv
9:00 am
9:30 am
9:30 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
LEC Sub-Committee mv
LEC Plan Review mv
Delegate Council mv
Delegate Board Mtg. mv
Open Card Play sv
Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
2:00 pm Board of Directors
Open Meeting sv
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9:00 am
9:30 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
LEC Sub-Comm. mv
LEC Plan Review mv
Open Card Play sv
Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
LEC Sub-Comm. mv
LEC Plan Review mv
Library Committee sv
Open Card Play sv
Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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9:00 am
9:30 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
LEC Sub-Comm. mv
LEC Plan Review mv
Open Card Play sv
Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
8:30 am Friendship Church sv
10:00 am Friendship Church sv
2:00 pm HH at Boulevards sv
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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
1
For more information on events,
please log on to www.scpdca.com and visit the
Schedule of Events page.
Saturday
2
8:30 am Finance Committee lv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
lv – Lake View Clubhouse
mv – Mountain View Clubhouse
sv – Sunset View Clubhouse
6
1:00 pm Open Card Play sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
4:00 pm Karaoke &
Happy Hour mv
7:00 pm Movie Night:
Elsa & Fred sv
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1:00 pm Open Card Play sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
4:00 pm Karaoke &
Happy Hour mv
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1:00 pm Open Card Play sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
4:00 pm Karaoke &
Happy Hour mv
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1:00 pm Open Card Play sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
4:00 pm Karaoke &
Happy Hour mv
7:00 pm Movie Night:
Argo sv
7
9:00 am
1:00 pm
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
8
LEC Committee mv
Compliance Comm. mv
Open Card Play sv
Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
14
1:00 pm Open Card Play sv
2:00 pm Movie Matinee:
Something’s Gotta Give
sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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9:00 am LEC Committee mv
1:00 pm Open Card Play sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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1:00 pm News & Views Com. mv
1:00 pm Open Card Play sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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1:00 pm Association Documents
Committee mv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
7:15 pm Sun City
Jewish Services sv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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7:45 am News & Views
Stuffing & Delivery mv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
2:00 pm Happy Hour at
Boulevards sv
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Healthnut
By George Boucher, Assistant Fitness Director
July’s Healthnut is
…MoDean McCullough!
MoDean was born in North
Dakota. She graduated from
Medina High and Jamestown
College, earning a Bachelor’s of
Science degree. She met her
husband, Jim, her senior year.
They were married while in
graduate school and have celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Upon graduating from Jamestown College she was
granted a teaching assistantship at the University of North
Dakota. She earned a Master’s of Science degree and was
hired as a full time instructor at the University. After three
years MoDean and Jim sought a warmer climate! They
moved to California, eventually settling in Ventura County.
MoDean had a 33-year career at Moorpark College as a
professor of Health Issues with an emphasis on Domestic
Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault and Self-Defense Tactics.
She wrote a manual that was used as a text for her classes.
She was granted a sabbatical from Ventura County College
District to validate the manual’s self-defense techniques.
To accomplish this, she interviewed inmates in California
Prisons convicted of sexual assault, seeking to learn from
them how they attacked their victims. Upon completing
her research the manual, “Effective Self-Defense Tactics,”
was published by Bellwether Press.
MoDean worked with the College’s Criminal Justice
Professors, Ventura County Judges and District Attorney to
provide seminars on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
for professionals needing continuing education credits.
At Sun City, MoDean volunteered to teach the Step
Aerobics classes and has for 13 years. Step is a full-body
workout that focuses on cardio and strength. It can be
adapted to all levels of fitness. MoDean loves to golf, is a
member of the Ladies’ Nine-Holers and the Mountain
Vista Ladies Golf. Other interests include movies, reading
and travel, especially road trips with Jim.
Life-long exercise has given MoDean endurance, strength
and energy to prolong a healthy lifestyle. MoDean says,
“If you want to begin an exercise program, find a form of
exercise you enjoy and set aside time to do it, then make a
commitment to do it on a regular basis. If you like upbeat
music, I welcome you to join my class – IT’S FREE!”
Please contact George Boucher at 760-345-0505 if you would like
to be featured as a Healthnut of the month in an upcoming edition.
Thank you!
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Health &
Fitness News
By Glenn Smith
Fitness Director
Weight Affects Joint Pain
Is joint pain holding you back? Perhaps an achy ankle or
sore knee is making it difficult to enjoy a run through your
favorite park, or even taking a short walk. Or maybe a
throbbing hip or shoulder prevents you from whacking a
golf ball or performing simple tasks like carrying a bag
of groceries. If you are having the occasional twinge of
joint pain when you go for a walk or climb stairs, or you
are worried about arthritis because a parent had it, one step
toward prevention is to check your weight.
There are two ways being overweight raises your risk
for developing osteoarthritis (the most common joint
disorder, which is due to wear and tear on a joint). First,
excess weight puts additional stress on weight-bearing
joints (the knee, for example). Second, inflammatory
factors associated with weight gain might contribute to
trouble in other joints (for example, the hands).
Let us look at weight and your knees. When you walk
across level ground, the force on your knees is the
equivalent of 1 1/2 times your body weight. This means a
200-pound man will put 300 pounds of pressure on his
knees with each step. Add an incline, and the pressure is
even greater: the force on each knee is two to three times
your body weight when you go up and down stairs, and
four to five times your body weight when you squat to
tie a shoelace or pick up an item you dropped. Losing
a few pounds can go a long way toward reducing the
pressure on your knees and protecting them.
The best tactics for losing weight
Increasing physical activity has many health benefits and
can help you shed weight. But stepping up your exercise
alone is rarely enough to help you lose weight. Every
pound you shed represents roughly 3,500 calories. So if
you are hoping to lose half a pound to one pound a week,
you need to knock off 250 to 500 calories a day. A good
way to start is to try to burn 125 calories through exercise
and eat 125 fewer calories each day.
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Sunday
Yoga & Pilates
Advanced Pilates
(da)($)
8:00 – 9:00 am
Monday
Tuesday
Step Aerobics
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics
(da)
7:00 – 8:00 am
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics
(da)($)
8:00 – 9:00 am
(da)($)
7:00 – 8:00 am
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics
(da)($)
8:00 – 9:00 am
Tai Chi (sb)
LEGEND
•
Black Listings:
FREE CLASSES
except where ($)
designates class
fee required
•
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Chartered Club
•
(da) Dance/
Aerobics Studio
Sunset View
Clubhouse
8:00 – 8:30 am
Tai Chi
Aquasize (ip)
(sb)
8:00 – 8:30 am
(sv)($)
9:00 – 10:00 am
Line Dance (da)
10:15 – 11:15 am
Line Dance (da)
11:15 – 12:15 pm
•
(ip) Indoor Pool
Mountain View
Fitness Center
•
(lv) Lake View
Clubhouse
•
(sb) Sierra
Sit-N-Fit (da)
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Performing Arts
(da)
1:30 – 4:00 pm
Fit-N-Fun
Ballroom
Mountain View
Clubhouse
(da)
5:15 – 6:15 pm
•
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Dance
Choreography
(sv) Sunset View
Clubhouse
Aquasize
(ip)
8:30 – 9:30 am
9:00 – 10:10 am
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Chair Yoga
(da) 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Step Aerobics
(da)
7:00 – 8:00 am
Trim ‘N Tone
Stretch
(da)($)
9:00 – 9:30 am
Yoga & Pilates
Pilates
(da)($)
9:30 – 10:30 am
Arthritis
Aquatics
(ip)
10:00 – 11:00 am
Ping Pong
Friday
Saturday
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Aerobics (da)($)
Step Aerobics (da)
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics
7:00 – 8:00 am
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics (da)($)
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics (da)($)
(da)($)
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8:00 – 9:00 am
Tai Chi (sb)
8:00 – 8:30 am
(da)($)
9:00 – 10:00 am
Line Dance
Yoga & Pilates
Chair Yoga (lv)($)
Yoga & Pilates
Pilates (da)($)
9:00 – 9:30 am
9:00 – 10:00 am
Yoga & Pilates
Yoga (da)($)
Ballet (da)
10:30 am – 12 pm
9:45 – 11:00 am
Line Dance (da)
(ip)
8:30 – 9:30 am
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Fit-N-Fun (da)
5:15 – 6:15 pm
Ping Pong (da)
3:00 – 5:00 pm
($) 3:00 – 4:00 pm
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Trim ‘N Tone
Aerobics (da)($)
(ip)
10:00 – 11:00 am
Aqua Zumba (ip)
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Aquasize (ip)
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Arthritis
Aquatics
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Yoga & Pilates
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2:30 – 4:00 pm
(da)($)
9:30 – 10:45 am
Ping Pong (da)
Sit-N-Fit (da)
Ping Pong (da)
Yoga & Pilates
Yoga
12:00 – 2:00 pm
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
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(da)($)
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Aquasize (ip)
8:30 – 9:30 am
8:30 – 9:30 am
Line Dance (da)
(da)
11:15 – 12:15 pm
Trim ‘N Tone
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Aquasize (ip)
10:00 – 11:00 am
Line Dance
(ip)
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Tai Chi (sb)
8:00 – 8:30 am
Arthritis
Aquatics (ip)
(da)
10:15 – 11:15 am
Aquasize
Aquasize
Tai Chi (sb)
Trim ‘N Tone
Stretch (da)($)
Yoga & Pilates
Yoga
(da)
2:00 – 4:00 pm
(da)($)
8:00 – 9:30 am
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(ip)
8:30 – 9:30 am
(da)
12:30 – 2:00 pm
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8:00 – 8:30 am
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Wednesday Thursday
TRAINER
ON DUTY
by appointment
only:
FREE
HEARING
TESTS
2nd Tuesday
9:00 – 11:00 am
Lake View
Fitness Center
•
Mountain View
Fitness Center
Call Glenn
200-2240
•
Lake View
Fitness Center
Call George
345-0505
CHANGES
OR ERRORS
please report
any changes
or errors to
Glenn Smith
200-2240
the fitness and recreation committee is here to serve you. meetings, which are open to the public,
are held on the second tuesday of each month in the lake view clubhouse tahoe room.
jodi lytel, frc chairperson, can be contacted via email at [email protected]
The math works both ways: indulging in an extra 100
calories a day without burning them off can leave you 10
pounds heavier at the end of a year! Routine treats like a
scoop or two of ice cream, a calorie-packed coffee drink, or
visits to the cookie or candy jar can tip the scales in the
wrong direction.
If you need help call Mt. View Fitness Center (Glenn
at 760-200-2240), or Lake View Fitness Center (George at
760-345-0505).
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Lost And Found Procedures
Lost items should be turned in at the front desk of the
clubhouse you are visiting. If it is after hours, please turn the
article into the supervisor on duty for proper placement.
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mountain View, Sunset View & Lake View Clubhouse Front Desks
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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SUN CITY SUPPORT GROUPS
Alzheimer’s Support Group
Old Time AA Meeting
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month from
8:30 – 11 a.m., Tahoe, LV. We invite caregivers of loved ones
with Alzheimer’s Disease. We confidentially discuss issues
related to coping with the numerous facets of caregiving and
setting goals for self-care. For further information, call
Beverly Yahr at 200-4410 or Bob Krasny at 200-4951.
We meet on Sundays, 4–5 p.m., Sunset View. Our schedule
of rooms changes so call ahead to Jeanne, 834-8921. Bring
your Big Book; we read a few pages from the book and then
do an open discussion meeting about what we have read.
If you don’t have a book, we have extras. Our meeting has
grown from the three or four we first started with to a normal
meeting of 15-20 each week. Our meeting is open to those
who have a problem with alcohol or those who may want
to investigate to see if they might have a problem. There are
no dues or fees for attending a meeting. See you Sundays
at 4 p.m.
Compulsive Eaters Group
Honesty. Openmindedness. Willingness. Compulsive Eaters
Anonymous is a nonprofit program to help you lose weight.
Learn how to enjoy eating everyday foods and maintain
weight loss too. We meet Wednesdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.,
Arrowhead, Lake View. Call Marilyn at 636-0390.
Grief & Loss Support Group
This is to let all those who have asked and are interested that
the Grief & Loss Support Group is meeting once again.
We will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month in the
Idyllwild Room in the Mountain View Clubhouse from
4 – 5:30 p.m.. If you need to reach me before then or would
like to talk, you may call me at 345-2315. Faith Horwitz,
Facilitator.
Mindful Meditation
Many studies have shown the benefits of meditation on all
aspects of our being. Sun City residents have the opportunity
to learn a variety of simple techniques for meditation in a
free class at the Speakers Hall, Wednesday mornings
9 – 10 a.m. from November to the end of March. This s
eason Dr. Keith and Krisanna Jeffery will be the volunteer
instructors for this free class. For more information, call
666-1340.
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RI Discovery Group Support
Looking for relief from anxiety, stress, fears, depression or
general nervousness, this group can help! Make a difference
in your life today using the RI Discovery Method. Learn
techniques to overcome stressful living! Newcomers
welcome! Meetings will resume Mondays in late October
2016: Idyllwild Room, Mountain View Clubhouse, 4 p.m.
Interested? Call or e-mail Reen at 312-209-5556 or
[email protected] If you are interested in researching the
group online go to: http://www.recoveryinternational.org.
Stroke Survivors
The SCPD Stroke Survivors Support Group welcomes stroke
survivors and their caretakers to participate in monthly
meetings where you can meet and enjoy communicating and
supporting each other in the recovery process. Our meetings
are held every third Monday of the month from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
in the Silverwood Room in the Lake View Clubhouse.
For further information, contact the group’s guide, Dr.
Melvin Belafsky at 610-2993 or email [email protected]
(There will be no meeting the months of July and August.)
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PRO SHOP & STARTER
Daily · 6 a.m. – 5 p.m.
GOLF CART GATES
Open 24 Hours
(Manorgate, Kent Street Gate,
Kent Street Pedestrian Gate)
Please visit us at MountainVistaGolfClub.com
Golf Course
NEWS
By Tyler Truman
Golf Course Superintendent
Greetings from Golf Course and
Common Area Maintenance!
We have had a busy summer so far with the many projects
that are on-going throughout the property. Staff has been
very busy on Washington Street and on the SG Golf Course
removing blow sand. It has been a very challenging year with
over 500 tons of sand removed both from Washington Street
and the golf course during the first two weeks of May.
Common area has installed desertscape around the north and
east sides of the tennis/racquetball courts.
In June, the San Gorgonio Golf Course greens, tees and
fairways were aerified helping the golf course transition
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better and provide better playing conditions throughout the
year. This is a task that staff performs each year. The process
went smoothly and at the end of July we will be aerating the
Santa Rosa course following the same process.
Governor Brown is declaring that the drought is over,
however, we still have a responsibility to look at ways that
everyone can conserve and reduce the water footprint both
on the golf course and around the clubhouses. We have
finished planting and installing desert landscape and drip
irrigation around #7 San Gorgonio. Re-landscaping of this
area by removing the turf, maintenance deleted twenty
sprinkler heads that put out roughly 8 gallons per minute or
160 gallons. When these sprinklers ran for ten minutes water
consumption totaled 1,600 gallons. The drip irrigation to 217
plants for the same area puts out 2 gallons per hour and that
equates to 434 gallons, rendering a savings of 1,166 gallons
in just one area. These are the types of reductions staff
continues to participate in for water conservation.
Through April of this year, per CVWD data, the golf
course and common area parks are using 167 acre feet of
water, less than in 2013 when the drought started.
An acre-foot of water is 325,850 gallons, so through April,
the Association has saved 54,416,950 gallons of water.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
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Scenes from Sun City
SCPD Performing Arts presented “Six at Seven” an evening of one-act plays June 3 – June 5
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This schedule is updated
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changes or corrections.
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Events & News
Only SCPDCA Residents having a valid SCPDCA Membership Card or valid Renter’s Card are
eligible to join any Club. Before joining a Club, qualified Residents/Renters are encouraged to visit
Clubs a limited number of times. Once Club hospitality has been enjoyed, and Club operations and
programs have been explained and understood, Clubs require regular membership for continued
participation in their activities.
Art
Astronomy
Acrylics, Drawing, Oils,
Printmaking, & Watercolor
Charlie Counts · 858-997-7162
All classes are held in the Art Studio, MV.
Classes are for dues paid members only.
Pastels Classes will resume in the Fall 2016.
Watercolor Intermediate: Mondays, 9 am
Watercolor Adv. Creative: Mondays, 1 pm
Oil Basic: Tuesdays, 9 am
Oil Continuing: Tuesdays, 1 pm
Acrylics: Wednesdays, 9 am
Creative Painting: Wednesdays, 1 pm
Watercolor Basic: Thursdays, 9 am
Watercolor Adv. Traditional: Thurs., 1 pm
Drawing: Fridays, 9 am
Printmaking: Fridays, 1 pm
Art Videos: Sundays, 1 pm
by Charlie Counts
Thanks to the members of the outgoing
Board who have contributed so much to
make the Art Club great.
If you have always wanted to try painting
or drawing, now’s the time. Drop by and
join us in one of our fun, relaxed summer
sessions. Don’t forget the art history videos
on Sunday afternoons. Our current
schedule is posted in the Art Studio in the
Mountain View Clubhouse. Also, check
out our website at art.scpdcaclubs.com.
Celebrate new paintings at our Wine
and Cheese reception on August 6. The
reception is open to all residents from
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Star Gazing
Jim Fortenberry · 760-772-1073
by Jim Fortenberry
All invited to our summer star parties
featuring star identification and telescope
viewing. Questions are always encouraged.
Venus will be our “evening” star this
summer. Earth is farthest from the Sun
(aphelion) this month.
• July 2, 8:30 p.m. Mars and Saturn are
high in the sky and the “summer triangle”
is rising.
• July 23, 8:30 p.m. Our Milky Way’s
center in Sagittarius is up and a waning
Moon is rising. Mars is growing smaller
but Saturn is still in good position.
Billiards
Social & Tournament Billiards
Al Lessard · 760-772-8803
Member Play: Monday – Friday, 1 pm
Billiards Room, SV
8-Ball Tournament: Thursdays, 12 pm
Billiards Room, SV
9-Ball Tournament: last Monday, 2:30 pm
Billiards Room, SV
by Al Lessard
Those hazy, lazy days are coming, so come
on down to our air-conditioned billiards
room and play some pool. 8-ball
tournament winners were: on May 5, Rich
Bettinson; May 12, Skip Matthews
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and Johnnie Mallozzi; May 19, Sandy
Schachter and Bernie Froio; and May 26,
Vern Horn and Tom Davidson. Don Hutton
was our 9-ball winner. Remember: this
summer, shoot pool and stay cool!
Bocce
Social & Tournament Bocce
Joel Markss · 818-606-1436
Member Play: Mon., Tues., Wed., 6 pm
Bocce Courts, SV
by Carol Hazelwood
Night play from Monday, May 2, 6 p.m.
ends October 26. We will be dark June 20
until September 18.
May tournament winners: 1st PLACE
Will Gross, Ken Reinke, Linda Smith,
Bonnie Terry; 2nd PLACE Jill Bloksgaard,
Judy Jackson, John Robinson, Toni Simon;
3rd PLACE George Bloksgaard, Joe
Garafano, Heather Gehring, Carolina
Spagnola; 4th PLACE Mike Mamett,
Sandi Roth, Angie Vissa, Carmine Vizza.
Boomers & Friends
50’s & 60’s Revisited
Mary Robinson · 425-766-3888
by Anna Maddan
Remember how much fun you had at the
Boomers & Friends events this past season
– the Welcome Back Party, the Kick Off
Party, the Snowflake Soiree, the Mystery
Shopping Tour, rocking at The Vue, Casino
Night and touring Sunnylands, not to
mention the special Lunch Bunch venues?
You can be guaranteed of this much fun
and more next season!
Now is the time to join Boomers for next
season and receive emails in advance,
so you will not miss out on any of the
festivities of next season. Get membership
forms in the clubhouses or go to the
Boomers website.
British, Commonwealth
& Friends
Brian Press · 760-565-8807
BZB’S
Knitting, Crocheting, Needlecrafts
Eleanore Hahn · 760-200-0631
Member Crafting: Tuesdays, 9 am
Saddleback/Idyllwild, MV
by Eleanore Hahn
July is the month we celebrate the ‘Red,
White and Blue.’
Our ‘busy bee’ members spend the year
creating blankets for Project Linus in red,
white and blue for various organizations
with a military affiliation. It includes
blankets for the children of our fallen
heroes distributed through the TAPS
program (Tragedy Assistance Program for
Survivors).
If you have an interest in knitting or
crocheting at any time this year, please join
us any Tuesday morning; we continue to
meet during the summer months.
May everyone enjoy a safe and
memorable Independence Day this July 4th
with family and friends.
Camera
Digital Photography Instruction
John Antonio · 760-200-9555
Workshops: Thursday, July 7, 10 am
Tuesday, July 26, 10 am
San Jacinto, MV
by Jane Berke
It’s vacation time for many of us. While
you are traveling, look for photogenic
scenes, interesting people and colorful
events to capture with your camera. Keep
the rules for good composition in mind as
you plan your shots – the rule of thirds,
leading lines, tell a story, not too busy,
point of focus – to name a few. Also,
eliminate unnecessary objects and space in
the image.
Have fun creating memories, making
“WOW” images, or just experimenting.
Categories for the October competition
will be announced soon.
Visit the Sun City website for all club
information:
http://scpdcaclubs.com/
camera/home.
Canadian Club &
Friends
[email protected]
by Albert Goldade
The Canadian Club and Friends is a group
of SCPD Residents who meet to further
friendship and experience of the Sun City
Lifestyle. We do tours, dinners, lectures,
happy hours and special information
events. If you are interested in joining and
meeting friends from Canada, pick up a
registration form in one of the clubhouse
kiosks, drop it in Mailbox #36 in the MV
Clubhouse or email [email protected]
We are planning for our 2016-2017
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season events and encourage members
to renew your membership. We ask that
you visit our club website for activity
updates throughout the summer at
http://canadianfriends.scpdcaclubs.com.
Canasta
Cards
Lani Young · 760-772-0380
Member Play: Tuesdays, 12:30 pm
Arrowhead+, LV
Member Play: Tuesdays, 12:45 pm
Tahoe, LV
by Pat Ankeny
Happy Independence Day! Canasta
members who have not left for cooler
locales continue weekly play every
Tuesday 12:15 – 4 p.m. at the airconditioned Lake View Clubhouse
throughout the summer.
July 12 is our summer luncheon and
tournament at 11:30. Members may
sign-up at Tuesday meetings or with
Tournament Chairperson Oscar Apodaca
200-0872. Optional luncheon-only or
non-tournament play will also be included
in sign-ups. For all other weekly table
reservations, sign up one or two weeks
prior at Tuesday meetings or with VP
Scheduler Michele Landa 310-991-4867.
Car
Have Fun Drive With Us
Charles Manchester · 760-345-0254
by Charlie Manchester
Summer is here and the snowbirds have
flown to cooler climes. The club will be
dark for the next four months. We will
meet again the end of October when we
welcome back traveling members.
I can be reached during the summer on
my cell phone: 775-742-8689.
For information on upcoming activities,
please call or email [email protected]
me.
Card & Game
Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Hearts, Scrabble
Ron Blaver · 310-490-4337
Member Play: Tuesdays, 12 pm
Oasis/Canyon, SV
by Jon and Sheila Holmquist
Have a firecracker of a good time by
joining the Card and Game Club. Celebrate
America’s birthday in the comfort of the
Oasis Room in the Sunset View Clubhouse.
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We play cribbage, hearts, gin, rummy-q,
scrabble and pinochle on Tuesdays from
noon to 4. Dues are still only $10 a year.
Call Sandy Schachter at 714-642-0532 for
information or come to the Oasis room on
Tuesday. Have a safe July 4.
Ceramics
Open Ceramics
Don Bailey · 760-345-5593
Member Crafting: Daily, 8 am – 8 pm
Ceramics Studio, MV
by DJ Miles
The summer is quiet and cool in the Ceramics Studio, so come on in and enjoy the
peaceful creative environment.
Welcome to all our recently enrolled
new members. We hope you are taking advantage of all the classes and workshops
available to you.
The club has recently acquired some
new texture mats. Come try them out.
There is no General Meeting this month.
There is a suggestion box in the Studio.
The Board would love to hear your ideas.
Weekly emails to members give all the
details on the happenings in the Studio. For
more information, visit the website:
http://ceramics.scpdcaclubs.com.
Couples Putters
Social & Competitive Putting
Art Kubal · 760-636-5711
by Jude McDaniel
Although Couples Putters is dark in July
and August, as residents you can still enjoy
our lovely course on your own. Play in
the early morning or evening when the
temperature is more tolerable. Remember
to drink plenty of water and use sunscreen.
We will resume single 8:30 a.m. sessions
on Saturday, September 10 and double
sessions in November. Annual dues will
remain at $20.00 per couple. Thanks to all
who have already volunteered for the
2016-2017 season. Enjoy your summer
and see you on the course in the fall.
Creative Arts
Paper & Decorative Arts
Lyn Comeau · 760-565-6411
Member Crafting: Tuesdays, 1 pm
Sewing Studio, MV
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by Bonnie Jones
Creative Arts will continue to be open each
Tuesday afternoon, 1 – 3 p.m. during the
summer. Come join us, keep cool and
enjoy great camaraderie.
Cyclists
Bicycling
Jerry Chatow · 760-772-1147
Joe Redmond · 760-200-1822
by Bryan Parrish
Summer is here, and even though members
are still riding bikes around the Coachella
Valley, our regular ride schedule suspends
from May through September. To arrange
an unofficial ride, check the member
directory on our website (www.scpdca.com,
resident login, chartered clubs, cyclists),
and remember to stay hydrated! Club
membership runs from July 1 through June
30; dues ($15 per person) are payable for
the new season on July 1. Membership
information and forms are posted at our
site. The site also shows more about us,
our rules for group riding, and our
social events. Have an enjoyable and safe
summer.
Desert Dancers
Square & Round Dancing
Richard Ravich · 760-772-3905
by Richard Ravich, President
Happy summer everyone. Desert Dancers
is dark until our first dance on November
1 in the Palm/Oasis Rooms in the Sunset
View Clubhouse. Previous square dancers
interested in a refresher class, as well as a
limited number of new dancers, are
welcome to attend our first refresher class
at 5:30 p.m. on November 1 taught by Teri
Sherer, internationally acclaimed caller.
Please RSVP to the President of the club
to ensure your place in the class. We look
forward to welcoming everyone back to
square dancing in the fall. Have a great
summer square dancing.
Duplicate Bridge
Cards
John Nugent–Patten · 760-772-2637
Member Play: Mon., 9 am, Fri., 12:15 pm
Arrowhead+, LV
Member Play: Weds., 12 pm
Big Bear, LV
by Marcie Quilici
Join us at the Lake View Clubhouse for a
“Cool” game of Duplicate Bridge now
THREE DAYS A WEEK! In addition to
the Monday and Friday games, Summer
Wednesday 12:15 p.m. game now through
August 31, (except August 3). We welcome
resident bridge players to these sanctioned
games.
NEED A PARTNER? Please call Jean
Chappell at 360-0712 or email lonestarpd
@verizon.net.
Financial
Financial Education
Marvin Gurewitz · 760-636-4388
SIG Meeting: Thursday, July 14, 1 pm
San Jacinto, MV
by Robert J. Flamer, Secretary
The Financial Club is dark June through
September. We do not hold any workshops
or general meetings except for the
VectorVest SIG. Club members are
encouraged to use the Financial
Information Center in the SCPD Library,
where it is cool and the subscriptions
are uninterrupted. The club-furnished
financial information center features daily
newspapers, weekly and monthly journals,
advisory newsletters and books, to assist
our members in managing their personal
financial affairs. They are all in binders
in the library at the Financial Club shelf
area. October schedule will be in the
October News & Views. Look for emails
in September.
Food &Wine
Connoisseurs
Premium Wine Education
Nick Miller · 760-345-6845
by Carol Russakow
Happy Independence Day to our friends
who remained to enjoy the desert heat!
Looking for a good addition to your
celebration on the 4th? An excellent “beatthe-heat” choice is chilled champagne. It
pairs well with many foods, and an opened
bottle lasts four hours before it goes flat.
We are “dark” until our first dinner,
October 27, 2016. Watch for our flyer, and
please join us for our season opener.
Questions? Contact any board member:
Nick Miller, President; Helen Reardon,
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Dianne Melone, Carol Hill, Vice
Presidents; Carol Russakow, Secretary;
Pete Ferrentino, Treasurer. Also check
website on the SCPD club site.
Forum
Discussion Groups
Marc Rosen · 831-206-5784
by Marc Rosen, President
The Forum Club completed a record
season with more than 135 members and
excellent programs including, “Death With
Dignity,” “Radical Islam & I.S.I.S.,”
“Pro-life vs Pro Choice,” “Iran & Nuclear
Disarmament,” “Climate Change” and the
“Water Crisis.” Finally, our May potpourri
dinner discussion featured a wide variety
of topics members could choose from.
On behalf of the Forum, we want to
thank our officers, skilled moderators,
helpers, the Sun City staff, and our valued
members for another informative and
stimulating year. Next season begins the
second Wednesday of November.
Fun City Bowlers
Mixed Bowling
Larry Toms · 760-360-2193
Member Play: Mondays, 1 pm
Fantasy Lanes
by Gerry Davies
On May 6, we had our annual Fun City
Bowlers banquet. Members voted to retain
last year’s Board: Larry Toms as President,
Barry Goldfarb as Vice President, Tom
Cutler as Secretary, Art Dion and Bill
Fitzpatrick as Co-Treasurers. Some of the
awards handed out were: Most Improved
bowlers – Sharon Schlotthauer and Les
Watson; Champions of the Hill – Marilyn
Fishler and John Abramson. Kudos to
Cathy and Art Dion for putting together the
entertaining slide show.
Summer bowling began on May 9 at
Fantasy Lanes. Informal bowling is
open to Sun City residents on any Monday
at 1 p.m.
be allowed to go completely dry, just moist.
In-house watering could be as little as once
a month depending on the dryness of the
home. Outside, as much as every two or
three days. Take a wooden pencil and place
it down through the soil to the bottom of
the pot, when removed, if damp soil is on
it don’t water. At our Fall meeting, you may
win a Plumeria cutting – stay tuned!
Genealogy
Tracing Your Family History
Gary Fredericksen · 760-772-8071
General Meetings: Mondays, 9 am
Idyllwild, MV (dark 7/4)
by Gail Ryan, Secretary
Family Military Photos were on display in
the Mountain View Clubhouse during the
month of June. June began our summer
season. All our meetings will be open
forum during the summer.
Your club officers, along with Palm
Springs Genealogy Society and Shadow
Hills Genealogy members are going to
co-sponsor an all day conference on
March 11, 2017, in Speakers Hall. Christa
Cowan,
Chief
Genealogist
from
Ancestry.com will be the guest speaker on
Advanced Ancestry Search and DNA.
German Club &
Friends
Kommt Und Macht Mit
Brigitte Jackson · 760-200-3788
by Ro Small
We hope you are enjoying July in the
desert! All is well with the German Club
and we are busily preparing events for next
season. Keep October 22 on your calendars
for the annual October Fest, which is sure
to be fun.
If you are leaving the desert for cooler
climates, enjoy and safe travels. Fly those
flags as we celebrate our nation’s birthday!
2016 – 2017 Officers: President, Eleanor
Hahn; V.P., Ro Small; Secretary, Wilma
Graham; Treasurer, Carol Size.
For more information on our club please
contact Brigitte Jackson at 200-3788 or Ro
Small at 772-9649.
Kommt und macht mit!
Gourmet
Dine Around
Dian Bartash · 760-200-8545
by Angela Ficht
The Sun City Palm Desert Gourmet Club
does not schedule regular dinners during
Garden
Desert Gardening
Sunny Collins · 760-902-2482
by Sunny Collins
If you have Cactus in pots like I do, know
that they require more care in watering
than those in the ground. They should not
A May 26 gathering of past, current and future Garden Club Presidents. Back row (l to r): Kay
Herbst, Sunny Collins (future President), Susan Armour. Front row (l to r): Lani Young, Connie
Stephens (current President).
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the summer months of July, August or
September. In the fall, please check your
News & Views, the clubhouse kiosks or
your email for information regarding next
year’s membership applications and dues,
plus notification of our first dinner of the
2016–17 year in October.
Hiking
Exploring Nature on Foot
Nina Thomas · 760-200-9855
by Nina Thomas
Make plans now to join the all-new, all-fun,
all-fabulous 2016 Mammoth Lakes
Adventure August 28–September 1, 2016.
A flyer with trip information and a
proposed schedule, subject to change by
group consensus, can be found on our
website homepage at: hiking.scpdcaclubs.
com. Also, remember that informal
summer hikes are still going on. Contact
John Beringer at 360-3782 or
[email protected] to get on
distribution for hike announcements. A
list of potential hikes is on the website
homepage.
Homecrafters
Club for Home Crafters
Gary Waymire · 760-200-9561
by Donna Kendig
The members of our club work on their
crafts at home, creating items to sell in the
Spring and Fall Arts & Crafts Shows here
in Sun City. The next show is November
17,18, &19. Our club is made up of
members who make items that are not part
of one of our ten chartered craft clubs. If
you fit this description, you are welcome
to join us. Note: to sell your items in the
Craft Shows, you must belong to this club
or one of the several chartered craft clubs.
Questions: Gary Waymire, President,
200-9561 or e-mail [email protected]
msn.com.
Italian Heritage
Celebrating Italian Heritage
Frank Montiforte · 760-578-3479
Jewelry
Creating Finished Jewelry &
Components
Judy Wolke · 760-345-2262
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Member Crafting: Mondays, 8:30 am
Sewing Studio, MV
Member Crafting: Thursdays, 8:30 am
Whitney, MV
by Phyllis N Dunn
Although many of our members are away
for the summer, our year-around members
are attending meetings and working on
their inventories for the fall craft show. In
addition, we’ll be doing some DVD and
YouTube workshops.
If you are looking for a new hobby that
you can do indoors during the summer and
stay cool, visit one of our meetings. We
have a terrific committee that will get you
started making jewelry. Our annual dues
are $15.
Just For Fun
A Social Club for SCPD Residents
Rose Marie Sherry · 760-200-4903
by Rose Marie Sherry
Hope you are enjoying the “Good Ol’
Summertime.” Our club is DARK until
September.
PLEASE NOTE: policy regarding
sign-ups for an event. We tend to sell out
quickly and it is necessary to close the
Mailbox to prevent an over-sell. A note on
the box directs you to call for availability
and NOT to leave a check. Only when
verified that seats are available you may
deposit a check. This is to be FAIR and
limit confusion.
We appreciate your enthusiasm and
support for our “Just for Fun Club.”
Lady Niners
9-Hole Golf
Helen Reardon · 760-574-8588
by Helen Reardon
End of season is here, but golf play
continues. Call the Pro Shop to take
advantage of the Lady Niners Thursday
preferred starting times between 6:30 and
8:30 a.m. After July 1, your club dues must
be paid for the 2016-17 season to take
advantage of these reserved tee times.
Back by popular demand, we will repeat
our 7 a.m. shotgun and tournament play on
the 3rd Thursdays. Additional information
is posted in the window outside the Santa
Rosa Pro Shop.
Special THANK YOU to current board
members and chairpersons for your effort
and willingness to volunteer. Very much
appreciated.
Lady Putters
Social & Competitive Putting
Carol Hazelwood · 949-246-2005
by Andrea Weinert
March Luncheon was fabulous!! Club
champion this season: Bev Nelson. Perfect
attendance held by Martha Burrier, Helga
Feeney, Nancy Lehrer, Marilee Morgan,
Ruth Payton, and Mary Rankin. Most
holes-in-one in one day: Iona Allen,
Margie Kampa, Joanne Kress, Irene Lane,
Hilda Mingle, Kelly Murray, Carol
Nehring, Nancy Rovai, Carol Sabotka and
Bette Samuli. Most hole-in-ones for the
season: Iona Allen, 27.
New Board sworn in: President,
Carol Hazelwood; 1st Vice President,
Carol Baker; 2nd Vice President, Mary
Cunningham; Treasurer, Carol Whiteman;
Secretary, Andrea Weinert.
Summer Putting ends July 27. Lunch,
providing you have putted 5 times.
Let’s Compute
Computer Education
Robert Butler · 760-360-7968
Board Meeting: Thursday, July 21, 2 pm
Arrowhead, LV
by Robert Butler
We are now on our summer schedule. Our
next General Meeting will be Tuesday
September 27. Our summer lab hours are
10 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Monday through
Thursday and 10 – 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.
We are closed Saturday and Sunday.
Our new year starts July 1. The dues are
$25. Please submit your membership
application at the Computer Lab during
our open lab periods.
Windows 7 and 8/8.1 PC users are
reminded that the free download of
Windows 10 ends July 29. When Microsoft
roll out new Windows 10 features, your PC
or device will receive them via automatic
updates.
Line Dance
Instruction & Social Dancing
Barbara Whitener · 760-360-0746
All classes in Dance Studio unless stated
Beginners Dance: Mon./Weds., 10:15 am
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Intermediate Dance: Mon./Weds., 11:15 am
Line Dancing: Thurs. 11 am, Fri. 12 pm
by Dee Martin
The “Dog Days of Summer” are upon us
(July 3 – August 11) when the Dog Star,
Sirius, rises at the same time as the sun.
Line Dancing is the perfect panacea for the
lethargy one can feel at this time of year.
Come enjoy the coolness, music, and fun
dancing for a few hours each week. Check
the schedule above. Remember that the last
Wednesday of the month is just 2 hours
of dancing – no direct instruction. Great
exercise!
If you are new to Line Dancing or
need a refresher course, our 8-session
“Beginners” class starts on July 7.
Love To Dance
Dancing
Carol Steeb · 760-218-7744
by Carol Steeb, President
Love To Dance Club has exciting news for
the 2016-2017 season! New officers, class
schedules, dance instructors, monthly tea
dances, and special events. Details to
follow. $15 membership fee is due July 1,
2016. Make check payable to LOVE TO
DANCE and drop in the club slot or mail
to Vicki Donnelly, 78282 Cloveridge Way,
Palm Desert, CA, 92211.
Join us at our first dance on Sunday
afternoon, September 25, from 2 – 5 p.m.
$5 admission at the door. B.Y.O.B. and
snacks. Open to non-members! Come
check us out and have a good time.
Let’s Compute welcomed a new monitor, Carl Caddies, to the ranks of Let’s Compute volunteers
on May 6.
Mah Jongg
American & Asian Mah Jongg
Jane Hanna · 760-200-9564
Member Play: Weds. & Fridays, 8:30 am
Oasis+, SV
Member Play: Thursdays, 1 pm
Oasis/Canyon, SV
by Barry Cohen
July ushers in the new season with a new
board and Jane Hanna as President
(200-9564). Very few changes will be in
store since the club has been running
very well with Gloria DeCanio as past
president. The June tournament winners
will be announced in August.
Play takes place in the Sunset View
Clubhouse on Wednesdays and Fridays
from 8:30–11:45 and Thursdays at 1 p.m.
The Mah Jongg Club held a Board Meeting on May 4 at the Pom Restaurant in Fantasy Springs
Casino to introduce the new Board Members to the out-going Board Members. Front row, left to
right: Treasurer, Diane Baum; Incoming Sunshine Chairperson, Nancy Lehrer; Member at Large,
Iona Allen; Out-going President, Gloria DeCanio. Back row, left to right: Member at Large,
Shelly Permut; In-coming Recording Secretary, Barry Cohen; Member at Large, Adrianne
Mamett; Incoming Vice President, Lou Milkowski; Member at Large, Susie Allison; Member at
Large, Joanne Rhodes; Incoming President, Jane Hanna.
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On Wednesday morning new players and
those wanting to spruce up can get lessons
after making arrangements with Diane
Baum at 200-2027.
Men’s Niners
9-Hole Golf in the Morning
Bob Funk · 760-834-8844
Board Meeting: Tuesday, July 19, 9 am
San Jacinto, MV
by Dennis Joy
Welcome to the Niners Mickey Cass, Gary
Caplan, and John Dumas. Enjoy the game
with us.
Games scheduled for July are:
• July 7 Red-White-Blue-Team of 4
• July 14 Low Gross + Low Net
• July 21 1-2-3
• July 28 Scramble
Sign in by 7 a.m.
Words of wisdom from Frank Allen: “If
you think it’s hard to meet new people, try
picking up the wrong golf ball.”
Menz Putterz
Social & Competitive Putting
Luigi Leonardi · 917-362-6262
by Kevin Gibbons
Menz Putterz will continue to play every
Tuesday thru the summer, except for
reseeding period. We meet at the Lake
View Clubhouse between 7:30 – 8:05 a.m.
Dues are due in June and will continue to
be $10.00 per year (fiscal year is July 1
thru June 30). Contact me if you have any
questions.
Minnesota Memories
& Friends
Ken Ziebarth · 760-200-9997
Model Railroaders
of the Desert
Model Building
Dick Lane · 760-345-7234
Member Crafting: Mon/Wed/Fri, 8:30 am,
Shasta, MV (offsite 1st Weds. each mo.)
by Rod Houts
You are invited to come to our air
conditioned model railroad club layouts
in the Shasta room of Mountain View
Clubhouse, anytime from 8:30 – 11 a.m.,
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Monday, Wednesday or Friday to view
our extensive layouts with complete
landscaping. We have layouts in both HO
gauge and N scale. Our members will be
glad to see you and answer any questions.
The grandkids will love it and you will too!
We are closed, however, on the first
Wednesday of each month for our monthly
breakfast meeting, when we are joined by
our spouses.
Mountain Vista
Couples Golf
Fun in a Golf & Social Setting
Patty Ryan · 760-565-6348
by Marsha Anthony
It is definitely summer and we hope you
are enjoying yours. Please remember to
download the 2016-2017 membership
form from the website www.mvcgc.net and
return it by October 1 with your dues for
the coming season. If you have any
membership questions, contact Cheryl
Huguley at [email protected]
October 15, 2016 will be our welcoming
back event for all members of SCPD.
You do not have to be a member of our
club to join us in our first ever “Nine,
Wine, and Dine.” Be sure to check back
with our website www.mvcgc.net or the
Pro Shop for more information.
Mountain Vista
Ladies Golf
18-Hole Golf
Lou Ann Liebermann · 760-636-1644
Mountain Vista
Men’s Golf
18-Hole Golf
Tom Liebermann · 760-636-1644
Board Meeting: Tuesday, July 5, 1 pm
Saddleback, MV
by Tom Liebermann
July brings a new year for the Men’s Club
and a new generation of leaders. Your new
Board is committed to “making it fun
again.” There will be some changes, some
that you may like and some that you may
not like. Please be patient and accepting of
new ideas. Play will continue every
Wednesday throughout the summer for
those that can “brave the heat.” Look for
the new schedule on line and posted at the
Santa Rosa bulletin board. Remember to
check the website at mvmgc.net for current
events and any changes.
Music Buffs
Appreciating & Performing Music
Barbara Baron · 760-772-8633
by Nancy Rosenthal
No musical presentation till Monday
October 3. Applications for the 21st season
of Sunday Concerts are in all three
clubhouses and the Internet:
• November 13 “Stormy Weather” starring
Mary Wilson
• December 11 “Four By Four”
• January 8 “Happily Ever Broadway”
• February 12 “Frankie Avalon”
• March 12 “The Texas Tenors”
Sun City Palm Desert residents are
welcome to join Monday Nights Music
Buffs. Annual dues are $15 per person,
payable at the door. Dues entitle you to
attend a performance on the first Monday
of each month, October 2016 through
June 2017. Questions, please contact Ernie
Charney 360-9466.
Pan
Cards
Marilyn Barris · 760-360-0393
Member Play: Mondays/Tuesdays, 6:15 pm
Idyllwild/Saddleback, MV
Member Play: Wednesdays, 12 pm
San Gorgonio+, MV
Cancelled: Sunday, July 24, 1 pm
Idyllwild, MV
by Doreen Fishbein
Our May 4 tournament High Hands
winners were: Millie Eisenberg, Sondra
Dannenberg, Edith Marcus, Jackie
Frederick, Harriet Cohen, Bruce Baum and
Carol Landers. Tournament winners were:
1st Norma Feldman, 2nd Harriet Cohen,
3rd Bobbie Tepperman, 4th Marilyn
Bradford, 5th Edith Marcus, 6th Evelyn
Barnett, 7th Ellen Matzner.
As we approach the summer season and
begin to have our members exit from the
complex for cooler temps, we need to have
a backup of players. Contact Marilyn
Barris at 360-0393 for information.
May you all return in good health, happy
and looking forward to another year of
Panguine (Pan).
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Performing Arts
Drama, Comedy & Variety Productions
Pamla Vale Abramson · 760-200-2089
All rehearsals are in the Dance Studio, SV
Dance Rehearsal: Mondays, 1:30 pm
Dance Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 12:30 pm
Pet Lovers
All Pet Lovers Welcome
Dr. Arnold Landsman · 760-772-4832
by Louise Sultana
Take special care of your pets during the
summer. Outside surfaces reach extreme
temperatures. Older and overweight pets
are more sensitive to heat. Use caution
when exercising your buddy and have
plenty of fresh, clean water available.
If you see a lost dog and it will come to
you, corral it in your yard or in a cool
place. Hopefully it will be wearing a collar
with I.D. If not, call the front gate and put
it on The List. The front gate personnel will
contact a volunteer who will scan the dog
for a microchip.
See you in October.
by DJ Miles
I hope you all had a chance to view the
window display last month. Thank you
ladies for the loan of your quilts.
There is no General Meeting this month.
We welcome the new Board and they have
new ideas and projects to work on.
Be sure to check the calendar on the
website so you don’t miss out on all the
fun. http://quilters.scpdcaclubs.com.
Tip: When shopping for fabrics, take
the pattern. Also, tack fabric samples to a
3” x 6” index card so you can find just the
right fabric by comparing it to what you
already have.
Rainbow Circle
Gays, Lesbians, Friends & Family
JoAnn Zwanziger · 626-253-6054
by Laurie Goffman
The Rainbow Circle of Friends is a social
club for gays and lesbians and their
parents, children and friends. All are
welcomed to our monthly potlucks and
social events such as film, wine tasting
and tapas, bocce ball, putting on the green,
and other events. Our goal is to celebrate
our friendships and extended family within
our positive and supportive Sun City
environment.
We will resume monthly events on
Saturday, November 12 to kick off the
new season. Have a wonderful summer,
and if you stay here in the desert, keep
cool and hydrated, and let’s stay in touch
by telephone.
Rummy Q
Tile Play
Dee Huff · 760-360-1146
Play: Sundays, 12 pm, Tahoe, LV
Play: Thursday, July 21, 7 pm
Arrowhead+, LV
by Pat Ankeny
Happy birthday, USA!
RummyQ players who have not left for
cooler places will continue to meet the
third Thursday night of each month and
Sunday afternoons at the air-conditioned
Lake View Clubhouse.
Thursday night July 21 we’ll have ice
cream treats at the refreshment table.
Please remember to check-in between
PickleBall/Paddle Tennis
Two Sports, One Club
Robert B. Jacobson · 775-299-4320
by Valerie Weinstein, VP
The show must go on with our Star
Spangled Banner and all the hoopla.
Come out to the courts and celebrate our
freedoms and friendships. Listen for the
“k-nip” “k-nok” and the laughter as you
approach the courts. Bring a friend, come
at night with some refreshments and make
your own 4th of July Party while playing
Pickleball!
Don’t know the game? Go to www.
USAPA.ORG and learn the history, the
game and see the many videos. Then come
out and try it! Come early morning and
tell people you are new to the sport. Any
questions, call Valerie 775-750-4929.
Quilters
Group & Personal Projects
Candy Scott · 949-300-2459
Sue Burnyeat · 760-610-5831
Crafting: Weds. 10 am & Fri., 8:30 am
Sewing Studio, MV
RummyQ members cooled off with root beer floats.
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Sunshine Club Representatives
Presidents: Edie Whitman 442-274-7360
and Millie Moore 200-8574
VP: Mary Ann Manion 772-6056
Secretary: Alma Timmins 636-1552
Treasurer: Sandy Livran 772-1806
District 1 Mary Ann Manion (C) 772-6056,
Marcia Rosenzweig 772-4866,
Judi Kitchen 772-6763
District 2 Wendy Silk (C) 772-0046,
Patty Schick 772-5887
District 3 Janey Rodgers (C) 972-7644
Sandi Elder 772-5766
Evelyn Hester 772-5766
District 4 Sandy Livran (C) 772-1806,
Denise Ferguson (805) 660-6801,
Joe Shelden 360-3635
District 5 Jo Ganassin (C) 772-2186,
Gloria McLean 360-5000
District 6 Al Rieger (C) 360-3451,
Ellie McCuskey 818-314-8135,
John Neumann 772-5576,
Alma Timmins 636-1552
District 7 Ceil Feldman 360-3178 (C) ,
Larry Feldman 360-3178,
Margot Sherman 772-8584
District 8 Alice Babrowski (C) 772-9161,
Loice Barnes 200-0351,
Carol Brown 772-8597,
Phyllis Klawitter 200-9123,
Mary Larrick 360-3560,
Jane Vogel 565-7076
District 9 Jeanne Bunch (C) 360-4028,
Lynette Low 565-6565,
Irene Sheehan 200-3916,
LaDonna Thorson 345-3856
District 10 Georgene Johnson (C) 772-7554
Myron & Rita Porter 200-0814
District 11 Roxanne Tolman (C) 360-7668,
Nancy Reese 772-0104,
Joyce Muckenfuss 360-2652
District 12 Eileen Kurit (C) 200-3651,
Abbie Scarpulla 360-3561,
Phyllis Hellman 772-4658,
Jean Borke (541) 954-7422
District 13 Mary Rankin (C) 772-8574,
Barbara Mitrosky 772-7133,
Maxine Greenstein 360-8586,
Gail Glass 360-7774,
Diane Baum 200-2027,
Sandy Goldstine 360-8262
District 14 Edie Whitman (C) 851-8192,
Millie Moore 200-8574
District 15 Mary Conklin (C) 360-0090
Recycle Committee:
Ray Livran, Chair 772-1806,
Larry Kampa 200-1923
(C) denotes Captain
Area code is 760 unless otherwise noted.
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6:45 and 6:59 so that all may start playing
by 7 p.m.
New members are welcome. $5 annual
member dues are a bargain. The tile game
is easy to learn; no partner needed, keeps
your mind sharp and is fun to play. For
lessons or questions, call President Dee.
RV
RV Trips
Dea Froggatt · 760-730-5926
by Pam Dickey
Have you noticed? It’s summer! RVer’s are
on the road. Folks are headed to those cool
summer RV getaways. To RVer’s summer
is time to relax and get back to basics. Yep,
we have it all – a personalized vehicle that
doubles as a weekend retreat, beach house
or mountain cabin. We love traveling with
our pets, for weeks sometimes longer and
having all our stuff at our fingertips.
The RV Club wants to wish every Sun
City resident safe and happy travels this
summer until fall brings everyone back to
the desert. Please join us in October!
Social Bridge
Mearl Lucken · 760-772-4012
Play: Mondays & Fridays, 12:30 pm
Oasis+, SV
by Ron Loken
Summer is a good time to join social
bridge. All levels of players are welcome.
Need a partner call Ann Mantle 360-2647.
The high score was 6950 by high scoring
Mike and Marilyn Joyce.
Barbara Mitrosky and Jane Buonasera
won a very impressive three times. They
also had a grand slam. Other winners were
Jerry and Lou Lucchi, Ron Loken and Pat
Reese, Nancy Davis and Mary K Williams,
and Gino Astor and Shirley Gantswig.
High score for second place was 6280 by
Harriet Kaye and Jerry Greenberg. Enjoy
your summer.
Softball
Play Ball
Greg Howser · 760-345-7816
Rocky Thomas · 760-360-4238
by Rocky Thomas
Remember those days of old when you and
friends would head to the park on the 4th
of July and play a pick-up game of slow
pitch softball? Well, it’s July, so head down
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to the field on Mojave Sage and do it again
this summer. We hold pick-up games and
Saturday morning batting practice all
summer. If you’re not already a member of
the softball club and would like to join,
come down to the field any Tuesday,
Thursday or Saturday morning and
introduce yourself. We’d love to tell you
all about our league and how you can
participate.
Solos
Socials for Singles
Joy Zoref · 760-200-0129
Socials: Wednesdays, 4 pm
Martini’s, MV
Trivia Group: Tuesday, July 12, 3 pm
Tuesday, July 26, 3 pm
Idyllwild, MV
by Joy Zoref
Well, summer is here. Many are on
vacation to cooler parts of the country.
Those of us singles left here in Sun City
can come and join us every Wednesday at
4 p.m. in Martini’s Bar. We are having
some outside Happy Hours as well. We
will e-blast new information as we get it.
The pool is a great place to cool off.
Grab a friend, go to the pool, a movie, early
dinner or just have drink at Boulevards.
Keep cool!
Stained Glass
Creating All Sized Item
Rita Swimmer · 760-200-9832
Workshop and Classes are in Whitney, MV
Member Crafting: Mon/Weds/Fri, 9:30 am
Member Crafting: Tuesdays, 1 pm
Member Crafting: Thursdays, 12 pm
Member Crafting: Sat. & Sun., 8 am–8 pm
Monitored Workshop Hours:
Monday – Friday, 1–4 pm
by DJ Miles
Please be aware that we are currently on
limited MONITORED workshop hours
now through September.
Members who are currently qualified as
monitors and who are here during the
summer, please consider signing up for
some of those days so we can keep our
members busy and happy over the summer.
See the “Stained Glass Monitor
Schedule” calendar posted on the large
bulletin board on the back wall of our
workshop to confirm that a monitor has
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signed up for the day you wish to work if
you require a monitor.
Please visit the club’s website for more
information at http://stainedglass.scpdcaclubs.com.
Stitch & Sew
Personal & Group Projects
Jan Kaukola · 760-772-1821
Member Crafting: Mondays, 1 pm
Thursdays, 10 am
Sewing Studio, MV
by Mary Ellen Ames
We are in the heat of the summer months
here in the desert. It is still COOL in the
Sewing Room. We are busy creating items
for ourselves, our charities, and for our Fall
Craft Fair. Yes, fall will come soon. It
always happens. We have some new
members and they are enthusiastic and
already quite helpful. Come join us and
have a Happy Fourth of July!
Sun City Singers
Choral Singing & Performing
Sharon Emanuelson · 815-757-8445
by Susan Armour
Having performed two exciting shows this
past season, the Sun City Singers are
enjoying a well-deserved rest. We are
looking forward to rehearsals in September
when our holiday show preparations
resume. Please contact our new president,
Sharon Emanuelson at 815-757-8445, if
you are interested in becoming a member.
You’ll be glad you did!
Sunshine
Good Samaritans
Edie Whitman · 442-274-7360
(see list of District Representatives on p. 44)
by Alma Timmins, Secretary
We are now collecting plastic drink bottles
as well as aluminum cans at the Mountain
View recycling center (between the main
clubhouse and fitness center) and at the
Lake View Clubhouse to the right of the
main building. We use this money to
provide gifts, cards, and memorial gifts
for our residents. If you can help with the
recycling program, please call Sandy or
Ray Livran at 772-1806. If you know of
anyone who is ill or needs our help, call
your District Representative.
We still need representatives for District
2 and 15. Please call Sandy if you can help.
Tennis
That’s Our Racquet
David Strain · 805-453-7110
by Dave Strain, President
Happy 4th of July everyone. The country
is 240 years old this year. It’s mindboggling to think of the changes in that
short of time. We now stay connected
within seconds from wherever we are.
Satellites allow worldwide communications,
and GPS guides us to our destination.
What does this have to do with tennis you
ask? When you’re watching Wimbledon
live while cruising the Rhine it gives you
something to thinks about.
Enjoy your summer and stay injury free.
Trim ‘N’ Tone
Aerobic Workouts
Rozzie Perlmuth · 818-521-8848
Meeting/Coffee: Friday, July 29, 9 am
Ventana, MV
by Judy Egendorf
The snowbirds may be gone for the
summer, but Trim ‘N’ Tone aerobics is still
here for your all-weather exercise.
We’re on our regular schedule: M-W-F
from 8 – 9 a.m.; T-Th from 7 – 8 a.m.;
T-Th-Sat from 8 – 9:30 a.m.; and T-Th
from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Sunset View
Clubhouse dance studio. The last half-hour
of the 90-minute sessions consists of mat
work. Classes cost $5 per class or $25 per
month and are taught by great instructors.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information call Rozzie at
818-521-8848.
Veterans & Friends
Assistance Club
Michael J. Mitrosky · 760-772-7133
by Mike Mitrosky
We greatly appreciate the various clubs and
individuals who have supported our
fundraising efforts throughout the years.
We cannot do it without you.
The Veterans & Friends Club is a
nonprofit organization. All monies raised
by the club are for the sole benefit of
veterans, including active duty veterans
and their families. We do not use any
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money for our own benefit. Membership is
open to all residents of Sun City.
You do not have to be a veteran to join
the club. Membership is $10 per year. For
more information, contact Mike Mitrosky
at 772-7133. Thank you very much.
Wine Tasters
Dinners of Food and Wine Pairing
Jill Manee · 760-360-2681
by Mike Coyne
July in the desert is a great time for light,
fresh and crisp white wines. Often selected
are Pinot Gris/Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc
and lighter Chardonnays. However, don’t
overlook Rosé for your summer delight.
Rosés can be quite satisfying when bone
dry, or if your taste prefers, can have a little
sweetness without losing their character.
One shouldn’t confuse a present day Rosé
with the popular White Zinfandels of the
70’s that were, and still are, quite fruity and
less complex.
Writers Circle
Supporting & Encouraging Writers
Gail Ryan · 760-360-8205
Creative Writing Sessions: Weds, 10 am
Tahoe, LV
by Gail Ryan
Writer’s Circle is dark for the summer.
However Writer’s Circle will sponsor an
8-week Creative Writing Course on
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
beginning June 8 thru July 27 with John
Annarino as the instructor. Space is
limited. Contact Patty Gladdis 831-8426 to
reserve your spot. Our next meeting won’t
be till October 5. Have a great summer and
remember – keep writing.
Yacht
Radio Controlled Sailboats
Robert Weinstein · 760-345-9003
Sailing: Thursdays, 10 am
Round Lake
by Dick Lane
The Yacht Club is engaged in the sailing of
radio-controlled sailboats. All sailboats are
invited to race in the open class regattas
held weekly at the Round Lake located at
the end of the golf cart path east of Donny
Circle.
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The summer regatta session started in
June and sailing is at 10 a.m. through
October. Drop by the Yacht Lake for some
boat talk and info about boats for sale by
members or call Bob Weinstein at
345-9003 or Dick Lane at 345-7234.
Check out the Yacht Club web page at
SCPDCA.com/clubs.
Yoga & Pilates
Classes for Men & Women
Cheryl Lund · 760-200-4977
All classes in Dance Studio SV unless noted.
Yoga: Sat., 9:30 am, Mon. & Weds., 9 am,
Thurs., 9:45 am
Advanced Pilates: Sundays, 8 am
Pilates: Tuesdays, 9:30 am / Fridays, 9 am
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Pilates Workshop: Tuesdays, 10:30 am
Feldenkrais: Fridays, 4 pm
Guided Meditation: Dark
Chair Yoga: Mondays, 9 am · Oasis, SV
Chair Yoga: Fridays, 9 am · Big Bear, LV
Coffee Social: Monday, July 11, 10:15 am
Daily Grind, MV
July Coffee Social is Monday, July 11 –
Our monthly coffee socials continue
during summer, although the next one –
Monday, July 11 at 10:15 a.m. in the Daily
Grind – is on the second Monday rather
than the first because of the July 4 holiday.
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by Penny Pence Smith
Pilates, Yoga & Chair Yoga, Meditation,
Feldenkrais
(See News & Views Fitness Calendar for
classes).
Summer is here!
With our new Friday Feldenkrias class,
you continue to have ten opportunities
each week to keep your body tuned.
Meditation returns in fall.
summer reminder
You always have access to
News & Views online at
www.scpdca.com/news_views.
Residents may also purchase a mail
subscription at the Community Association
office for $48 per year ($4 per issue) to
cover mailing and handling costs.
Cactus Flower Early Morning, Photo by Diann Lane.
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by staff in the Event Office.
Please call 200-2206 with any
changes or corrections.
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Events & News
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Democrats in Sun City
Friendship Church
www.suncitydemocrats.org
Church Office · 760-260-8640
Pastor: Dr. H.B. London
Services: Sundays, 8:30 & 10 am
Speakers Hall, SV
Potluck: Sunday, July 3, 11:30 am
Sierra Ballroom, MV
by Josh Denham
Think about this when you vote in 2016:
the Internet, microchips, GPS system,
touch screen, 75% of revolutionary drugs,
Nana Technology, and new energy sources
were first funded by federal government
projects. The U.S. auto industry was saved
in 2009 with government loans.
Government intervention and bank
regulations helped control unemployment
and reductions in economic growth during
the recessions of 1929, 1948, 1973, 1981,
1990, 2001 and 2008.
The private sector is the catalyst for
managing economic growth. Voting for the
most favorable balance between the private
and public sectors has the best chance for
economic benefits for all citizens.
Friends of Compassion
& Choices
Frank Riley · [email protected]
Friends of Gilda
Phyllis Greene · 760-772-7121
by Dr. H.B. London
In God Bless the USA, the song’s lyrics say:
And I’m proud to be an American
where at least I know I’m free…
And I’d gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today.
I value free speech, the press and assembly,
the right to vote and worship the god of our
choice. I value the notion that freedom is
not “free,” it must be defended. I am proud
to be an American.
Sunday, July 3, 10 a.m., Sierra Ballroom,
Mountain View Clubhouse: Join us for a
service and Potluck lunch. For reservations
call 260-8640.
GOD BLESS AMERICA.
Hadassah
Phyllis Pepper · 760-345-8990
by Karen Kramer
Please join us for our Summer Speaker
Series:
Dates: Tuesday, July 5; Monday, July 11;
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Monday, July 18; and Monday, July 25.
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Main topic: “Nurturing Our Spirit.”
Four different speakers, four different
homes, no charge, open to all.
Refreshments served. Reservations
required. To RSVP please call Phyllis
Pepper for locations: 345-8990.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Friends of the Desert Village Initiative
Hotline · 760-592-9864
by Charna Ravich
Summer is busting out all over! But are
you busting to get out and can’t? We are
working on a VAN SERVICE tentatively
beginning July 19. You’ll be picked up at
home and taken to your destination with
other members. The van will go Tuesdays
to Stater Bros/Market Place and Thursdays
to Trader Joe’s. Details are being worked
out now and members will get an e-blast
or letter when it’s ready. This is a pilot
program for three months.
Due to their license requirements,
the Shuttle Service will accommodate
only ambulatory people. No walkers,
wheelchairs or caregivers.
Pacific Northwesterners
& Friends
Patti Turner · 760-360-8375
by Dennis and Mary Kirk
THE FUN GOES ON.
• MENS LUNCHEON: Thursday, July 7,
11:30, Cheesecake Factory at the River.
For reservations contact Chuck Holliman,
[email protected]
• HAPPY HOUR: Sunday, July 17, 4:00,
BB’s at the River. For reservations contact
Pat Dalberg, 772-3890.
• MEN’S BREAKFAST: Tuesday, July 19,
9:00, at Broken Yolk on Hwy 111,
La Quinta. For reservations call Dan
Marquette, 200-5412, by June 18.
• LADIES LUNCHEON: Wednesday,
July 27, 11:30, at the Yard House at
the River. For reservations contact
[email protected]
or
call
200-9702 no later than Sunday, July 24.
SCPD Republicans
Jack Lawrence · 760-834-8838
by Jack Lawrence
Our April meeting featured Rich Gilgallen,
who gave a rousing pep talk on why the
GOP must win the November election in
order to take our country back from the
ABYSS! We also had great attendance at
our May meeting at which Ric Grenell, a
regular on Fox News, spoke about Hillary
Clinton’s likely indictment by the F.B.I. Ric
was the U.S. Permanent Representative to
the United Nations.
Our final meeting before Summer
Blackout was on Wednesday, June 22 at
which our speakers were Morris
Beschloss, Conservative Talk Show Host
and Nachum Shifren, a rabbi active in
Conservative politics.
Sun City Jewish Services
Walt Goldmann · 760-360-5187
Services: Friday, July 15, 7 pm
Oasis, SV
by Walt Goldmann
Our Friday Night Shabbat Service will be
held on July 15, 2016 in the Oasis Room,
Sunset View Clubhouse at 7:15 p.m.; Oneg
Shabbat to follow.
It is time to renew your membership or
join us as a new member for the September
2016 thru September 2017 year. The forms
can be found in the kiosks of each
clubhouse. The membership dues are
$75.00 per person, which includes your
seats for the High Holidays.
We are already making plans for
2016-2017 so please get your membership
information to us as soon as possible.
World of Women
Bailey Rubenstein · (760) 360-5196
by Pam Dickey
The World of Women has had its most
spectacular season yet thanks to our many
creative members who continue to develop
monthly luncheon programs that are
incredibly unique.
With our growing member participation
we’ve been able to continue our support of
the FIND Food Bank, The Girlfriend
Factor Nursing Scholarship, the YMCA/29
Palms, Bob Hope USO/Palm Springs, and
the American Friends of the Armed Forces.
To learn about W.O.W., our mission and
what we do, go to: tinyurl.com/pqpekk7.
We will begin again in October! If you
have a comment, the W.O.W. Mailbox is
opposite the SCPD Post Office.
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“Cactus Flower” Photo by John Manion.
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(760) 200-2241 · [email protected]
FOR SALE
FOR RENT/ LEASE IN SCPD
POWER LIFT AND RECLINE CHAIR
green tweed fabric like new $1000. Please
call (760) 610-2351.
LONG TERM UNFURNISHED 2 Bedroom
and office St. Maarteen. $1750/month.
1700 square feet approx. 1st time rental.
Light and bright fresh carpet and paint,
walking distance to main clubhouse on a
quiet street. Garage cabinets, all appliances.
N/S, pet considered. Scott (760) 917-0562.
IDEAL FOR THE KIDS & GRANDKIDS.
4 weeks floating timeshare. 2bd/2ba Sleeps
6 at Snowater near Mt. Baker National Park
& Ski Resort Washington State. Titled
property only $9,500 can be exchanged
with RCI, DAE, Interval-International. You
own four weeks per annum. Call Bob or
Ellen (760) 408-2433.
HOME FOR SALE
CAYMAN, RECENT REMODEL, 1613 sq.
ft. 2 bed 2 bath + Den. Granite slab, tile
floors. New appl., shutters. Large private
yard. Covered Patio, beautiful landscape,
courtyard entry. Located on Spirito Court.
Near Lake View Clubhouse. $359,900.
Realtor com 3% (760) 567-1779.
LIGHTLY USED BACCARAT 1830+ sq. ft.
Double door entry 2bd/2ba office, high
ceilings light & bright, south facing
yard. In-ground round spa. Nice location
on quiet short street. Walk to clubhouse
1 & 2. Turnkey furnished & decorated.
Possible lease back. 3% com $318,500
(760) 360-1968.
HIGHLY UPGRADED VICTORIA Large
great room with fireplace. Fabulous kitchen
with stainless steel appliances. Granite
counters. Master bedroom dual sinks,
Jacuzzi tub. 2nd bedroom with full bath,
3rd /office/den + ½ bath. Crown molding
throughout. Overlooking greenbelt. Views,
views, views. (720) 219-3694.
FURNISHED PORTOFINO with pool/spa
and BBQ island. Extended model 3 bedroom
$4,000/month (951) 204-8046. No smoking.
SHORT OR LONG TERM rental. 4-month
min. 3 br, 2 bath. Contemporary w/pool,
spa. BBQ. Fabulous view on golf course.
Turnkey furnished, TV in every room,
includes weekly gardening and pool service
and maid twice a month. No smoking or
pets. $2,000 a month. Security deposit and
ref required. (310) 613-5518.
DETACHED CASITA FURNISH, TV, a/c
heat. Internet, microwave, ceiling fan, sm
refrig & freezer, toaster, coffee pot, lg
shower. Courtyard with outdoor furniture.
Long term, no smoking. 1-year lease. No
pets. Call (760) 345-6534.
AVAILABLE APRIL–NOV. 2bd/2ba + den.
Turnkey furnished. Large back yard with
golf cart. No thru traffic. No smoking.
Email [email protected] or call
(217) 317-3085 or (217) 254-0754. Can
send pictures.
STAND ALONE CASITA for rent. Furnished
cottage with queen bed, kitchenette, and
private courtyard. Sorry no pets or
smoking. Short walk to main clubhouse.
$900.00 by month only. (760) 360-9609.
BEAUTIFUL ST. TROPEZ 2650 sq. ft.
Attached casita, wet bar, extended bedroom
& garage. Golf Cart Barn. Fantastic large
waterfall. 2 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath. Must see
to believe. Price reduced dramatically. Must
See. (760) 668-6800 or [email protected]
LOVELY FURNISHED 3 bed, 2 bath
Montego model plus guest house. Great
room floor plan, + golf cart included.
Minimum four months at $3,100 per
month. No pets, no smoking. Tenant has
all rights & privileges of owner. Includes 3
clubhouses, swimming pools, many social
clubs & activities. Call agt. Barbara Peters
(760) 578-7161.
FOR SALE POPULAR St. Croix Model.
2 bedroom, 2 bath, very large den or 3rd
bedroom. Great room. 2 car garage w/1
golf cart garage. South facing yd., with
swimming pool, Jacuzzi. View of Mnts
from kitchen. 78835 Silver lake Terrace.
$350,000. Call Carolyn (562) 455-6777.
FOR RENT: PROFESSIONALLY decorated
Monterey, corner lot, gourmet kitchen.
Large patio with fire pit and beautiful
landscaping maintained by weekly
gardener. Thousands in upgrades.
Completely furnished with 4 TVs (65" in
great room, 44" in Den/office, 32" in
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bedrooms). Two blocks from North gate.
Two and a half car garage with high speed
golf cart. Available November thru May.
Contract John at (760) 898-1935.
SEASONAL RENTAL, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
granite, stainless appliances, outdoor
grilling station, Tempurpedic mattress, 4
flat screen TVs, 120 sq. ft. covered outdoor
TV entertainment area, 2 car garage,
utilities, weekly gardener, mountain views
from front and rear yard. Internet, private
hot tub, w/weekly service, golf car optional.
See VBRO.com listing #682872 for pricing
and availability, (760) 636-5420.
DETACHED CASITA NICELY furnished,
queen bed, flat TV, Refrigerator, sink,
coffeemaker, separate bath+ closet, AC &
heat separate. Courtyard, utilities, Internet
included, microwave, ceiling fan, parking
close to clubhouse. $850 (925) 518-7053 or
[email protected]
LARGEST CASITA DETACHED private
lush courtyard w/furniture. Beautifully
furnished. Own A/C & heat. Refrig & sink.
Lg flat TV, wifi, walkin shower & closet.
Microwave, toaster oven, coffee pot, garage
included. No pets. No smoking. Long term.
Must see. Great st. near Lake View $900/
month. Call (760) 360-9391.
LONG TERM LEASE unfurnished Lani
model approx. 1200 sq. ft. 2 bedrooms,
granite counters, and fabulous backyard.
Close to Lake View Fitness Center, $1600
per month. Owner looking for a long-term
lease. To view call Margaret (760) 200-2626.
LONG TERM UNFURNISHED CAYMAN
model, 1616 sq. ft. + den for lease. Home is
immaculate and located in newer section
of Sun City, close to Lake View Fitness
Center. Owner looking for a 2-year min
lease. $1800.00 per month. Call Margaret
(760) 200-2626.
2BD/2BA FURNISHED HOME. Near pool
and shopping. Month to month lease.
$1300.00 per month plus electric. Call
(562) 715-5951. Available May through
October.
VERY LARGE 2 BEDROOM, 2½ bath. St.
Tropez. 2nd bedroom is an attached casita.
Giant waterfall, wet bar. Beautiful kitchen.
Large garage and cart barn. Long term or
vacation rental. Call (760) 668-6800 or
email [email protected] I’m beautiful.
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GOLF COURSE HOME with golf cart,
south facing, 2 bedroom plus den.
Gorgeous interior with tile floors 2000
sq. ft. No Pets/Smoking. Available May 1
thru October 1. $1,400.00 per month.
December 1 thru 31, $3,500.00 per month.
(206) 898-2921 Seattle.
AVAILABLE June 1st CASITA - detached,
private entrance and courtyard. All utilities
including Internet. Micro, refrig, flat screen
TV, laundry access, garage parking.
$800.00/month. Call (760) 345-1864.
LOVELY, BRIGHT, UNCLUTTERED St.
Croix. 2bd/2ba. 2,145 sq. ft. Course &
mountain views. Furnished & tiled
throughout. King size bed, 2 x 55inch LCD
TV’s. Includes golf cart, wireless Internet.
Special summer rate June to Sept
$1,500/month. Email [email protected]
(760) 408-2433. Sorry no smoking or pets.
LONG TERM LEASE-2 bedroom, 2 bath,
Lanai. Extended master bedroom and 2 car
garage, between 2nd and third clubhouse
+ casita, also furnished or unfurnished.
Pets on approval, no smoking. Call Bettie
Lou (760) 345-7325.
VACATION RENTAL or summer rental,
large 2650 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2½ bath +
office, enormous waterfall. St. Tropez model
is a must see. Please call (760) 668-6800 or
email [email protected]
CASITA FOR RENT Long-term rental.
Murphy bed, computer desk, chair,
microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, own
heat and air conditioning, ceiling fan,
bath with shower closet. Call Bettie
Lou (760) 345-7325. No pets, no smoking.
Security deposit.
STAND ALONE CASITA. Nicely furnished,
Murphy queen bed, ceiling fan, lg. flat TV,
micro, refrigerator, own A/C & heat, lg.
walk-in shower, closet, private courtyard
w/fountain, wireless Internet included. Small
dog ok w/approval. Call (760) 565-1162 or
(949) 233-2962. Email: [email protected]
SUN CITY GOLF COURSE HOME. 2 bd,
2½ bath. Open floor plan. 1900 sq ft. Fully
furnished, turnkey. 1 parking space in
garage. $1,700/month, May until Oct 31.
$3,400 November. $2,000. Sec deposit. $120
cleaning fee. No smoking, will consider
small female dog. Homeowner pays HOA,
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garbage, Tier 1 water, cable TV and 1st
$200 of electric. Please call (207) 659-3235.
VACATION RENTALS
GET AWAY FROM THE HEAT close to
home. One br apartment in full-service
bldg. on Wilshire corridor in Westwood.
One week min stay. $700 plus $75 cleaning
fee. Also available monthly. $2,750 includes
utilities and maid service twice a month.
Security Deposit $2,500. (310) 613-5518.
WAIKIKI RENTAL NEWLY RENOVATED.
$1,150/week. 1bd/2ba, kitchen. Sleeps 4.
Balcony, cable TV, DVD, exercise room. On
Lewers Street. Yards away from Waikiki
Beach. Call (760) 200-1449 for reservations.
HOME ON LAKE IN MAINE Beautiful
1600 sq. ft. log home on lovely warm lake.
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, 1½ bath, fully
furnished, turnkey, 2 car garage, gardener,
grass right down to water, kayaks. June-Oct
31. Rent by month $3,000. Rent for season
$2,700 a month; 2 week rent, $2,000.
$1,000 deposit, $120 cleaning fee. October
most beautiful place on earth for fall
colors! Good fishing and swimming, golf
and tennis and live theater. 18 miles to
Bangor Airport. Set up for great lobster
feeds. We help first time if you choose.
(207) 825-6163 or (207)-659-3235.
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MISCELLANEOUS
WANTED FOR LONG-TERM LEASE:
house over 2000 sq. ft. on golf course with
spa. Please contract Mort at (805) 680-2007.
Here are the solutions
to July’s Puzzles…
GOLF CARTS FOR RENT. 2 passenger
$250 a month. 4 passenger $325 a month.
Call (760) 610-1049.
GARAGE SPACE FOR golf cart available
June 1st $50.00 per month. (760) 345-1864.
WOULD LIKE TO RENT Retired couple
from Denver would like to rent a 3
bedroom, 3 bath home for March 2017.
Also might need it for part or all of
February. Prefer a nonsmoking, no pet
home. We are very respectful of personal
property and are a quiet couple. Call
Bill Maniatis (308) 809-3886 or email:
[email protected]
RCA VICTOR VICTROLA UPRIGHT.
Best offer. Suntan bed. Best Offer. Please
call Alvyn (760) 360-0667.
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Real Estate
Billy D. Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Bob & Michael Horne, Coldwell Banker . . .84
Cathy Riley, Bennion Deville . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Claudine & Alvin, Keller Williams . . . . . . . .69
Elaine Leib, Bennion Deville . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Frank Montiforte, Diane Williams & Assoc. 66
Friends Real Estate Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . .63
Jackie Bone, ConnectRealty.com . . . . . . . . .79
Jeanie Spisak, Sun City Realty . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Jelmberg Team, Keller Williams . . . . . . . . . . .2
Larry Molzahn, Coldwell Banker . . . . . . . . .66
Margaret Denneny, Sun City Realty . . . . . . .61
Novick / Pietras, Bennion Deville . . . . . . . . .68
Pamla & John Abramson, Coldwell Banker .67
Pro-Max Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Ray Martin, Bennion Deville . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Rudy Steinbeiss, Tarbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Sun City Sisters, HomeSmart Professionals .75
The Kennedy Team, Tarbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Toby & Paul, Coldwell Banker . . . . . . . . . . .76
Senior Care
Caring Companions At Home . . . . . . . . . . .75
Caring Hands of the Desert . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Home Care Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Millennium Nursing, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Right At Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Senior Living Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Visiting Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Transportation / Travel
Good Life Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Limo4U . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
New York City Vacation Packages . . . . . . . . .70
Signature Limousine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
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advertising policy
1. Sun City Palm Desert Community Association reserves the right to refuse
any ad for any reason. All ads are subject to approval by the Sun City Palm
Desert Community Association. 2. Sun City Palm Desert Community
Association does not guarantee any work or claims made by advertisers.
Publication does not constitute an endorsement or approval of goods or
services advertised herein by Sun City Palm Desert Community Association.
3. Inclusion or insertion of political campaign materials in this newsletter
does not constitute an endorsement by SCPDCA, and all such ads must be
approved by the SCPDCA Board of Directors. 4. Deadline for ad submission:
first business day of each month for News & Views. 5. No ads pertaining to
immoral activity or of a questionable nature will be accepted. 6. Ad pages are
limited to one half of the News & Views—they cannot outnumber editorial
pages. Ad pages will be confined to the second half of the publication.
7. Advertisers will not receive proofs, but will be sent tear sheets once the
issue is published. 8. “Make-good” ad credit for entire price of ad will be
extended to advertisers if error is made by News & Views staff on telephone
number or business name. No compensation will be made for errors made by
advertisers. If ad is omitted due to fault of News & Views staff, “make-good”
ad credit for entire price of ad will be extended one month or advertisers may
instead request refund of ad price for the month omitted. No compensation
for potential lost business will be made under any circumstance. 9. Premium
positions are available for full page ads only. 10. Rates are subject to change
without notice. 11. No loose flyers will be accepted except for official
SCPDCA business, when directed by the Board of Directors.
These policies have been approved by the SCPDCA Board of Directors 9/05.
Amended 5/24/12. Call (760) 200-2241 for additional information.
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