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Cameras provide a new tool to protect Rossmoor from wildfires

Rossmoor has a new tool in the effort to protect residents from wildfire: cameras. Thanks to the Lafayette Police Department, two cameras focused on the fireprone wilderness areas surrounding Rossmoor are now in operation: one at Lucas and Stanley Dollar drives and another installed Thursday on Terra Granada Drive. GRF Public Safety Manager Tom Cas...
Posted on September 14, 2021
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Farmers Market vendor working to get wife out of Afghanistan

Rossmoor residents can say hello to Mohammad Samim Karimi on most Friday mornings, manning a booth where he sells hummus. One recent Friday, he was jovial, chatting up the market regulars who stopped by, some of whom walked away with small tubs of Hummus Heav-en, or cellophane bags of flatbread. “The people here are nice, friendly, and I like comin...
Posted on September 14, 2021
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Out with old, in with new at Rossmoor Shopping Center

Can you picture a rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge in the Rossmoor Shopping Center? The owner can. Terrence Tallen can visualize just that in the second phase of the center’s gradual rebirth, which started in 2016. The old 1960s feel of the Rossmoor Shopping Center is almost gone as its makeover continues. The 55-year-old center has been repu...
Posted on September 14, 2021
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GRF truck crashes into garage and tree on Rossmoor Parkway

A Rossmoor Parkway Entry 5 garage was badly damaged on Monday, Aug. 30, when a GRF employee said he lost control of his work truck, hit a curb and careened down an embankment, running into a tree alongside building 3377. The accident sheared the tree in half and caused structural damage to the left corner of the garage. The driver received minor Em...
Posted on September 7, 2021
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Actually asleep at the gate? Securitas checks up on staff, shores up security

It’s a story that’s been told around Rossmoor for decades. Bad guys easily sneak past indifferent security guards and make off with Rossmoor residents’ cars, jewelry, mail and other valuables – even the catalytic converters beneath their cars. Rossmoor Public Safety Manager Tom Cashion hears it all the time. “Since I took over (in April), I’ve hear...
Posted on September 7, 2021
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Solar Initiative supporters acknowledge criticism but say plan is still exploratory

Pr op onent s of th e Rossmoor Solar Initiative, a long-term plan to work with outside energy firms to bring solar power to as many Rossmoor Mutuals as will buy in, said they will take into consideration a recent GRF-commissioned consultant’s report critical of the initiative. It’s also premature, they say, to conclude the proposed solar initiative...
Posted on September 7, 2021
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Resident’s observations reveal changes ahead for Rossmoor security

Philip Slakey recently shared with his Rossmoor Parkway neighbor a letter he wrote to Public Safety Manager Tom Cashion. She suggested Slakey share the letter and Cashion’s answers in the News so residents could see what is being done – and what is still to come – for security in Rossmoor. We liked the idea, too, so here are Slakey’s News photo by ...
Posted on September 7, 2021
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Free flu vaccination clinic comes to Rossmoor on Sept. 15

Kaiser Permanente will host a free flu vaccination clinic at Rossmoor on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Event Center. Shots will be available for Kaiser members and non-members in the Tahoe Room. Participants can register for the shots on the MyRossmoor web portal by clicking “Events.” Residents who have not signed up for p...
Posted on September 7, 2021
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Rossmoor Library’s next chapter started with the COVID reopening

It will take more than COVID-19, with its Zoom meetings and added reliance on internet tools and digital information, to make people forget the “hands on” feeling of turning paper pages with one’s fingers, touching the cover, even smelling the bookbinding. “Our patrons like to hold a book, and they chat about what they’re reading,” said Gay White, ...
Posted on August 31, 2021