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Limited expansion of Creekside pickleball courts now on the table

Planning Committee recommends further study of site The Planning Committee on Dec. 7 decided to consider a new, less expensive way to enlarge the Creekside pickleball courts and unanimously agreed to recommend that the GRF Board hire consultants to review this option. The pickleball courts project once again dominated discussion at the committee’s ...
Posted on December 14, 2021
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Powering up interest in electric vehicles

A group of about 20 Rossmoorians was seated inside a Creekside meeting room asking questions about the pros and cons of all-electric vehicles when three Teslas came rolling up outside the big windows in front of them … and for a moment, the talking stopped. Many of these people would soon be behind the wheel of one of them. The two sedans, especial...
Posted on December 14, 2021
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GRF, city working together to plan for worst in Rossmoor

Another dry, hot, windy day has led to a red flag warning in Rossmoor. Nixle alerts go out to residents, the flag is raised at the gate, and all staff are put on alert for potential wildfire. An hour later, a wildfire ignites in Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park, and winds are blowing it toward Rossmoor. Dry vegetation quickly fuels the blaze, a...
Posted on December 14, 2021
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Diamond from heirloom ring lost … and found in Tice Creek pool

It wasn’t the first time Robin Chetkowski had lost the diamond from the heirloom ring her father had bought for her mother. There was also the “vegetable bin incident” about three years ago, as she refers to it. “It had been missing for about two months when I found it in the fridge with the vegetables,” said Chetkowski, who with husband Richard mo...
Posted on December 14, 2021
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Golf course crew at the ready

Maintenance workers prepped for next big storm Mark Heptig said the Oct. 24 storm that dumped more than 6 inches of rain on Rossmoor’s two golf courses, and helped bring down 10 trees on the courses, was the strongest he’s seen in at least five years. It closed the courses for three days afterward and prompted postponement of an Oct. 25 tournament ...
Posted on December 7, 2021
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Library checkout lockers come to Gateway

Place holds, pick up items from lockers As t he r e s t r a int s of COVID-19 gradually lift, Rossmoor book lovers once again can request titles from the county library and pick them up just minutes away from their front door. Contra Costa County Library staffers last week delivered the first batch of items after spending the previous week testing ...
Posted on December 7, 2021
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Fitness Center management gets three-year extension

Active Wellness will continue to provide management at the Fitness Center for another three years. At last week’s meeting, the GRF Board approved a three-year extension with Active Wellness, which has provided management service in Rossmoor since 2018 and before that consulted on operations, equipment purchases and facility layout during renovation...
Posted on December 7, 2021
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‘Land acknowledgement’ part of local church’s nod to native Saclan tribes

The writings of Vine Deloria Jr., a theologian who wrote about traditional Native American earth-centered religious views and how they relate to Western Christianity, left an impression on Pat Devine. “His book was an awakening for me and planted a seed of sensitivity in me to the Native American view of life and spiritualty,” said Devine, a Rossmo...
Posted on December 7, 2021
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Residents invited to final town hall about Facilities Master Plan

Residents will have another opportunity to weigh in regarding Rossmoor’s Facilities Master Plan at a town hall on Tuesday, Dec. 14. The town hall will be held at 1 p.m. at the Event Center. No advance registration is required and the event is open to all residents. All COVID-related safety protocols will be in place, including the mask mandate. Any...
Posted on November 30, 2021