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Rossmoor Holiday Food Drive collecting money for food bank

The Rossmoor Holiday Food Drive returns, just in time for Thanksgiving, but will look very different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of collecting food in Rossmoor, this year’s drive will ask residents to make monetary donations to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. As in past years, the event is sponsored by the Interfaith Council...
Posted on November 17, 2020
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How will Rossmoor residents receive notifications about evacuations

Arecent wildfire seminar hosted by the Rossmoor Emergency Preparedness Organization prompted quite a few questions about emergency evacuation notices. Quite a few means of communications will be used to notify Rossmoor residents in the event of an evacuation. First, the Contra Costa County Wa rning System (CWS) will be used. The CWS will notify lan...
Posted on November 10, 2020
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Stories of service

Honoring Rossmoor’s veterans of war In Vietnam, Neil Fiore served in 101st Airborne Neil Fiore, who served in the 101st Airborne Division (dubbed the Screaming Eagles) during the Vietnam War, is not a fan of war – “war is crazy, it’s stupid,” he said – but he wants veterans to get the respect they deserve. “I wear my 101st Airborne hat because of t...
Posted on November 10, 2020
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Leona Shahani served in U.S. Women’s Army Corps

In honor of Veterans Day, I would like to introduce one of our more senior Rossmoor resident veterans, former U. S. Women’s Army Corps (WAC) private first class Leona Shahani. In fall 1943, Shahani was a freshman at the University of Wisconsin. While in college, she was very much aware of the war as she watched the young men in the ROTC “training f...
Posted on November 10, 2020
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New Channel 28 station manager not new to Rossmoor community

George Ivanov has been named Rossmoor TV Channel 28 station manager. He replaces Susan Ritner, who retired in July. Ivanov, who was studio coordinator, had filled in on an interim basis. “George has been a quiet, driving force behind the great work at Channel 28 for years, but during the pandemic and subsequent shutdown, he has really shined,” Comm...
Posted on November 10, 2020
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Tice Creek pools set to reopen tomorrow

Some fitness and aquatics classes resume Assistant and managing editors The Tice Creek indoor pool facility can reopen for recreational swimming — at least for now. Because of continued gains in reducing the transmission of COVID-19, California moved Contra Costa County from the red tier to the less-restrictive orange tier on Oct. 27, allowing for ...
Posted on November 3, 2020
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GRF installs PurpleAir sensors in Rossmoor Sensors placed at pools, MOD and other spots

Smoky air from wildfires prompted the closure of the Hillside and Dollar swimming pools on 13 days during August through October. And on Sept. 9, the air was so thick with smoke that Kaiser Permanente called off its outdoor flu clinic at Gateway after three hours when people started getting sick. Because of the growing concerns around the health im...
Posted on November 3, 2020