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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
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Residents reminded to cancel pool and fitness reservations

No-shows at Dollar and Hillside pools have continued from the summer into fall, even as some residents have trouble finding a desirable reservation time for the two outdoor pools. As many as 200 swimmers were no-shows in a given week during the summer. And while those numbers slipped to just over 40 per week in late September, they still leave resi...
Posted on November 3, 2020
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Housebound in Rossmoor? It’s time to get up and moving

Residents staying mobile with outdoor sports, walking After months of being largely housebound because of the global pandemic, smoky air and heat waves, Rossmoor residents are flying the coop and getting active again. Outdoor sports, virtual exercise classes and just walking around Rossmoor are popular. And the limited opening of the Fitness Center...
Posted on October 27, 2020
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Zoe’s Rocks project memorializes resident’s teenage granddaughter

Kindness rocks are mailed all over the world Zoe Wolfus, 16, was “a loving little girl who got along with everyone,” said her grandmother, Rossmoor resident Shirley Pierce. Tragically, the teen – who lived in Shrewsbury, Mass., with her parents and younger brother Isaac – took her own life Aug. 27, leaving her family devastated. “She was my angel, ...
Posted on October 27, 2020
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Phone directory sign-up in today’s paper

Residents who want to be included in the Rossmoor private telephone directory for 2020-2021 will find the yellow sign-up card in today’s issue of the News. The card is attached to a flier inserted in the paper. Residents must fill out a listing card each year to be included in the directory. Listings are not carried over from the previous year. Eve...
Posted on October 27, 2020
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Rossmoor golf pro not ready to hang up his clubs just yet

Brent Mulanax moving into a part-time role Longtime golf pro Brent Mulanax was ready to call it a career earlier this year. Then the coronavirus pandemic struck, and a taste of life away from the game he’s loved all his life made him reconsider. “What I found during the initial COVID stay at home, it was not exactly what I thought it would be, just...
Posted on October 27, 2020
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GRF Board seeks director in District 1

GRF Board District I Director John Kikuchi resigned on Oct. 13. He was serving his first year of a three-year term on the GRF Board. In accordance with the GRF Bylaws, the GRF Board of Directors shall appoint a District I director to serve until the next election in May 2021. Residents in District I who are interested in serving on the Board should...
Posted on October 20, 2020
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Communications task force seeks members

The GRF Planning Committee is inviting residents to apply for a position on its recently formed ad hoc communications task force. The task force will analyze current communication tools used by the GRF Board and explore new options as part of its 2020 goal to improve communications with residents. The group meets once a month. GRF Board members Ken...
Posted on October 13, 2020
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Project 55 votes to split from Third Mutual

With 61 of 66 households participating, 60 owners in Third Mutual’s Project 55 voted Sept. 9 to disengage from Third Mutual. The vote, coming four months after the neighborhood first petitioned to leave, means that Project 55 (composed of Terra Granada Drive entries 18, 19 and 21) will proceed with filing proper papers with the state and holding an...
Posted on September 15, 2020
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Pools will close when air quality reaches unhealthy levels

The recent wildfires and resulting smoke have prompted the Golden Rain Foundation to follow the City of Walnut Creek’s lead regarding the operation of its pools. Starting Aug. 25, GRF adopted a policy in which its three pools close when the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches 150, as determined by Air Now (https://airnow.gov). The index is based on dat...
Posted on September 1, 2020