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Room reservations spark debate at Policy meeting

Considering the complexity and demand for room reservations in Rossmoor, it’s not surprising the July 8 Policy Committee meeting drew an overflow crowd of residents. Around 45 residents packed the Board Room, 20 of whom spoke during Residents’ Forum regarding proposed changes. Because of the crowd, the Fireside Room was made available as a secondar...
Posted on July 16, 2024
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Pools can’t escape the heat

Closures result from safety considerations July began with weeklong scorching triple-digit temperatures that cast a bright light on the safety of residents and employees in times of extreme heat. The heat wave prompted GRF to close its pools for six consecutive afternoons during peak temperatures. The closures impacted the pools at Tice Creek Fitne...
Posted on July 16, 2024
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MyRossmoor.com to get a new home

Citing the need to move forward and not “go back to 1999,” the GRF Planning Committee voted unanimously last week to recommend proceeding with a plan to move the MyRossmoor.com web portal from the customized platform it’s used for the past 3 ½ years to the more versatile Hivebrite platform, accelerating contract negotiations toward an anticipated s...
Posted on July 16, 2024
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King snake takes a break in resident’s car

Al Guskin was climbing into his 2020 Lexus ES Hybrid 300 on a recent Friday evening, planning to head to the Tice Valley Fitness Center. But he didn’t get his workout in that day, skipping the drive altogether as he dealt with an unexpected, if mild-mannered, hitchhiker. “I had turned the car on, and then I jumped out when I saw it,” Guskin said of...
Posted on July 16, 2024
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Central San asks for help in delaying a new requirement

The local wastewater treatment agency is looking for help from Rossmoor residents by appealing to their basic knowledge of science, and to their pocketbooks. About 35 Rossmoor residents braved triple- digit outside temperatures on July 2 to attend a presentation in the Fireside Room by representatives of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District –...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Fitness Center introduces walk-up orientations and new pop-up classes

Community Services Director Ann Mottola doesn’t have to try hard to sell the Tice Creek Fitness Center as one of Rossmoor’s gems. “It’s one of our most robust programs,” she said during the June GRF Board meeting. “And it’s an incredible value at $10.02 per month in your coupon.” That’s especially true considering that an average gym membership in ...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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County’s emergency warning alert system is under fire

A Contra Costa County civil grand jury report on the county’s Community Warning System (CWS) found risks of the system experiencing failure in a major emergency, most alarmingly because not enough people have signed up for the alerts. Those risks, the grand jury found in its May 31 report, “may prevent the CWS from providing timely and accurate not...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Rossmoor named one of top retirement communities in the state

Rossmoor has been named one of the top retirement communities in California by the financial news and opinion company 24/7 Wall St. The company’s recent article on the eight best retirement communities in California placed Rossmoor No. 3 behind Del Webb Sun City in Palm Desert and Laguna Woods Village in Laguna Hills. The article, written by Califo...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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GRF Board approves changes to demonstrations policy

Several residents voice opposition to restrictive rules Residents made a final push at Thursday’s GRF Board meeting to stop restrictive changes to GRF’s demonstrations policy. Directors voted unanimously to approve those changes – which in part limit where and how many times a person can demonstrate – but they left open the door to reassess at a la...
Posted on July 2, 2024
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A PROBLEM DOWN UNDER

Vermin wreak havoc on golf courses, gardens A seemingly booming population of vermin on Rossmoor’s gardens and golf courses has been keeping a golf course crew member and a “gopher wrangler” business busy as summer moves into full swing. “It’s been a banner year for gophers,” said GRF Board member Ted Bentley, commiserating with Golf Director Mark ...
Posted on July 2, 2024