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March 26, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER
Orange County is losing its luster as a retirement community. A lack of affordable housing within walking distance of amenities such as shopping, churches and other activities is pushing many retirees into other areas, said John Tully, partner in the Irvine architectural firm KTGY Group. Many boomers about age 45 or 50 are already starting to look elsewhere for retirement homes they can use now on weekends and live in later.
January 25, 1998
Re "Cityhood Is '98 Goal for 4 Communities," Dec. 29: Leisure World cityhood petitioner Bob Ring overlooks and sidesteps why many of the people living in Leisure World, Laguna Hills, are so hesitant about cityhood. During the past few years, millions of dollars, collected from our monthly fees, have been frittered away. Land that we the people of Leisure World didn't want to purchase was purchased for us, with our money, from Rossmoor Partners. On the same day that the escrow for this transaction was completed, another escrow was closed, which transferred the same property to another owner at a great financial loss to Leisure World.
February 14, 2008
Re "They want this place to stay put," Feb. 8 We'd all love to keep historic buildings in their original locations; unfortunately, it is just not possible. Think of the Weddington House like your grandmother. Do you want her to die at home or live out her years well cared for in the Heritage Square Museum (and retirement community)? Rodney Kemerer Beverly Hills -- The Weddington House belongs in North Hollywood, as one of the last vestiges of the San Fernando Valley's early farming community.
September 1, 2005
RE "Recasting the Actor's Studio" [Aug. 25]: What a kick! Being an actor, I started to read with great interest your article about the Motion Picture & Television Fund's retirement community last Thursday, but when I turned to Page 11, I was dumbstruck! There I was on the television screen in John Alderson's living room in a scene from a movie I made at Fox in 1952 (released in '53), "Titanic." When I think of the odds of that one frame appearing in The Times photograph, it boggles my mind.
The Japanese government wants to send its retirees abroad where the living is cheaper, and a small Orange County company is offering a solution. VTN Corp., an engineering firm in Orange, wants to build a giant Leisure World-type retirement community for Japanese and other foreign retirees along a 14-mile stretch of coastline in the West African nation of Senegal.
December 8, 1996 | From Associated Press
It runs on electricity, does about 25 mph, travels about 30 miles before needing a recharge--and is being marketed first in this retirement community where golf carts are common. It's Bombardier Motor Corp. of America's Neighborhood Electric Vehicle, a two-seater that starts at about $6,700. The little vehicle that went on display Nov. 12 is billed as just the thing for jaunts to the bank, grocery store or clubhouse.
March 31, 1991 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
A lot of funny people, including the comedy team of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, are involved in "American Playhouse's" "The Sunset Gang," premiering Friday on KCET. The three-part series, though, is no laughing matter. Adapted from the short stories by Warren Adler ("The War of the Roses") and co-executive produced by actress Linda Lavin ("Alice"), "Sunset Gang" examines how senior citizens deal with their golden years.
June 4, 1989 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
The 14 candidates who want to be elected to the city council of Laguna Hills, if such a city is formed, agree on one thing: Stop plans to build a large business park that would dump 42,000 vehicles a day on already-congested roads and prevent commercial use of the airport at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. In a poll taken at a candidates forum at Leisure World last week, all 13 candidates present said they would oppose a plan to change the zoning from recreation and open space to commercial on 192 acres next to the retirement community.
August 17, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
As newly minted GOP vice presidential candidate Paul D. Ryan prepared to campaign Saturday in Florida, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said he was being given shelter because his event would be held in a private retirement community that is a Republican stronghold. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that if Ryan appeared elsewhere in the state he would be hampered by his proposal to move Medicare toward privatization. “He's going to the senior mecca for Republicans, so I think he will probably have a pretty positive reception, because they're putting him in about the safest place you could possibly put a Republican in Florida,” Wasserman Schultz said in an interview Friday.
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