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Letters to the Editor


I feel GRF should require masks at all indoor functions in Leisure World.

The delta variant of COVID-19 is quite transmissible through vaccinated individuals, even if they are asymptomatic.

Leisure World is not limited to the loose standards of Orange County and is legally permitted to set stricter regulations for mask wearing.

Given the vulnerability of the population here and the fact that COVID is now active in our community, it makes sense to set higher standards to protect us all.

I am fully vaccinated, as is my spouse, but we wish to interact with our granddaughters who are too young to receive the vaccine. I have just been to the gym and was dismayed to see people working out maskless.

I am being forced to choose between staying physically fit and seeing my grandchildren.

I know it is harder to exercise with a mask on, but I would like to know why the rights of anti-maskers are more important than those whom are trying to keep our community safe.

Elizabeth Winslow Mutual 8 Editor:

I would like to thank the GRF Board of Directors for having two trees removed from the median on St. Andrews Drive. It is helping some when making a left tum into Oakmont from St. Andrews.

So here is another problem: When making a right turn onto St. Andrews from Oakmont, you cannot see until you’re half way into the intersection because of parked cars. (A neighbor told me she turns into the parking space to the right so she can look back to see if cars are coming.) We sometimes go the back way, left on Fairfield to El Dorado, because it is the safest way. I would not like to take two parking spaces out and neither would the residents. I think it warrants one stop sign. All we need is a stop sign. Most people do not understand our problem, but the people in Mutuals 6, 7 and 8 do.

I hope this request doesn’t take a year to get approved. We need it now.

I also like to thank all of our volunteers who give their time. We appreciate them and cannot thank them enough. Most of all I would like to thank our friend John Hlavac for all the work and time he spent during the COVID-19 pandemic helping the Golden Age Foundation Mobility Aids Program. He spent many hours making sure all the walkers, wheelchairs, etc. were sanitized. He delivered them no matter what time they were needed.

We were some of the people who had to use his services, and we were more than satisfied. Thank you, John.

Grace Gate-Lesher Mutual 7 Editor:

It’s been a long 11 years at Leisure World. My neighbors have allowed me to enjoy hilarious moments that can’t be shared without being insanely committed.

We’ve shared parties on the green belt, greeting the new and sadly missing those who left us.

My thanks to Service Maintenance for very reasonable rates for items repaired swiftly before selling.

Thanks to the GRF Board of Directors for a thankless job.

Goodbye to all my four-legged friends that will stop by and wonder where I am.

Last note: Do your homework; my condo in Laguna Woods is a few dollars more than my corner unit in Leisure World.

Wishing you the best of health and pleasant memories.

Pam McDougal Mutual 1 Editor:

I don’t read Jim Greer’s member column too often (I will now). The one in the Aug. 19 paper hit the nail on the head, as my friend said. FUD—fear, uncertainty and doubt—about COVID-19 and variants keep people upset all the time. Thank you, Jim, for that article.

Thelma Kieffer Mutual 4

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