The latest local news: A Leisure World man’s book merges movies and verse. The Seal Beach Police Department reports response times 3.26 minutes for top calls. ARCO is beautifying empty the lot at Fifth Street and PCH. A Sun writer remembers his mother. Readers sound off on local issues and the future of the Leisure World globe is unclear. For details about these stories, visit ww.sunnews.org.

Old Town’s First United Methodist Church and the City of Seal Beach both turn 100 this year. For details, visit www.sunnews.org.