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They’re back: How are residents handling new mask order?

It was a lovely, albeit warm, Tuesday when about a dozen people found the cool of dimly lit Peacock Hall for a 1 p.m. showing of “Training Day,” starring Denzel Washington. All of them were wearing face masks, in accordance with a new county health order issued in response to the growing spread of the delta variant of COVID-19. A week earlier, they...
Posted on August 10, 2021
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Residents’ paintings go missing from Gateway

A number of paintings by residents went missing during the reopening of Gateway Clubhouse. Among the paintings that disappeared were some noted as “NFS,” meaning they were not for sale because of the emotional investment artists had in them, said John Hopper, president of the Rossmoor Art Association (RAA). “The paintings missing are very treasured...
Posted on August 10, 2021
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Gathering outdoors? Rossmoor offers ample picnic areas, patios

All available by reservation, and most of them are free With a county indoor mask mandate back in place and the dog days of summer behind us, residents can find a welcome respite for social gatherings in the picnic areas and outdoor patios in Rossmoor. Many residents are familiar with Sportsmen’s Park and the Dollar picnic area, but those are just ...
Posted on August 10, 2021
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94-year-old Niners enjoy life on the links

Barbara May and Dee Reichert, at 94 the oldest members of the Women’s Nine Hole Golf Club, had a rare chance to tee off together last week during the Niners’ Tournament of Champions. May still plays four days a week and walks all nine holes at Creekside Golf Course with a pull cart on three of them. “I’m sure one of these days I’ll say I can’t do t...
Posted on August 10, 2021
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Masks required indoors again for everyone

Also answering residents’ frequently asked questions With the delta variant causing a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Bay Area counties imposed a new mask mandate for all public indoor settings – for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The indoor mask mandate applies to all indoor Rossmoor facilities. Contra Costa Health Services Director Dr. C...
Posted on August 3, 2021
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Dollar still in mix for pickleball

GRF Board approves study for picnic area Apickleball complex at the Dollar picnic area remains an option for the GRF Board, although resident feedback and GRF directors’ questions indicate the project is far from decided. On a 6-3 vote, the Board at Thursday’s meeting approved $50,000 for a feasibility design and engineering report at Dollar, which...
Posted on August 3, 2021
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Public Safety manager lays out multifaceted, beefed-up security plan

Security measures are being beefed up in the wake of a recent crime spree in Rossmoor. Last month, there were dozens of reports about catalytic converter thefts, siphoned gas, items stolen from inside vehicles, mail strewn around, and even a GRF truck stolen from a Gateway parking lot. “It’s as if we don’t have security,” said Lelia Tokuyama of Ter...
Posted on August 3, 2021
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Red Cross: Blood donations urgently needed

The American Red Cross is sounding the alarm about a severe blood shortage and urging the public to make an appointment to give now. In a July 27 news release, the Red Cross said it needs to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet current hospital demand and erase the shortage. It has been distributing about 12% more blo...
Posted on August 3, 2021
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Grace Presbyterian could host‘micro-home’ village for homeless

Church collaborating on plan for 6 to 8 tiny homes Achurch near Rossmoor is proposing to put six “micro homes” on an unused portion of its parking lot, a concept that has elicited reactions ranging from solid support to vociferous objection. None of it surprises the Rev. Mark Burnham, whose Grace Presbyterian Church was part of a presentation to th...
Posted on July 27, 2021
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Ceramic artists work outdoors while studio being remodeled

Phase 1 of renovations now underway Since the coronavirus disrupted everyone’s lives some 17 months ago, Rossmoor residents have been making lemonade out of lemons. So, it should come as no surprise that when the Gateway Ceramics Studio shut down in mid-June for perhaps six months of renovation, Ceramic Arts Club (CAC) members decided to create an ...
Posted on July 27, 2021