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Seniors

Achievements, activities

CORONA DEL MAR

Tax Preparation Assistance Offered

When the tax man cometh, Oasis Senior Center will be there to lend a hand. The center will offer tax filing assistance for seniors from Feb. 1 to April 17.

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Five counselors will be available weekdays between those dates. Those requesting help should bring copies of their 1993 state and federal tax returns, 1994 tax form booklets, all W-2, 1099 and Social Security income statements and records of the original cost of any stocks, bonds or securities.

Counselors can help residents with basic tax forms and filing for extensions.

For information or an appointment, call Oasis Senior Center at (714) 644- 3244.

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LOS ALAMITOS

Group Schedules Several Excursions

The Los Alamitos Seniors group is accepting reservations for various bus trips being offered in coming weeks.

Excursion locations and dates are as follows:

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* The Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino in Laughlin, Nev., from Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 29-31. Cost: $53 for double occupancy or $62 for single occupancy.

* Another trip to the Belle will also be offered Feb. 19-21. Cost: $56 for double occupancy or $67 for single occupancy.

* The Wizardz Magic Club in Universal City for lunch on Feb. 5. Cost: $35.

* The Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont, Feb. 8, to see a dinner show production of the musical, “42nd Street.” Cost: $42.

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Information on the trips is available by calling the Los Alamitos Community Center at (714) 827-9010 or (310) 430-1073.

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SEAL BEACH

Leisure World Is Drying Out

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Seal Beach’s Leisure World is slowly getting back to normal after suffering $3 million in damage from a rainstorm earlier this month.

The rain caused the retirement community’s main road to flood, sending water into more than 100 homes.

The floods displaced about 200 elderly residents.

The Red Cross established a shelter in the community for residents who were left homeless by the storms.

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Officials said many residents don’t have flood insurance. But the victims hope to receive assistance from the state and federal government so that they can repair their damaged homes.

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CORONA DEL MAR

Center to Hold ‘Over 80s’ Party

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Officials hope the police won’t have to be summoned to quiet a special party scheduled for next month at a local senior center.

Oasis Senior Center will host its annual “Over 80s” party, 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27. Special guest octogenarians will enjoy cake, ice cream and entertainment to celebrate their longevity.

Reservations are requested at (714) 644-3244.

--COMPILED BY HOLLY J. WAGNER

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