Longtime judge Manuel Rose dies

Tenure coincided with much of East Contra Costa’s development Staff writer Manuel C. Rose Jr., 95, a lifelong Contra Costa County resident and longtime municipal court judge, died in Walnut Creek on June 20 after a long illness. After retirement, he had lived for a few years in Rossmoor with his wife of 71 years, Willie Mae Rose. After passing the ...
Posted on July 9, 2019

Resident worries Roundup will harm puppy

Landscaping has taken steps to inform residents Staff writer I an Moss, who lives on Pine Knoll Drive, is worried about his 12-week-old Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier Samantha whom he bought from a breeder in Missouri about a month ago. Moss worries that Samantha – as well as all the other fourand two-legged residents – are at risk from use of the her...
Posted on July 9, 2019

New e-edition launches today on

Managing editor Starting today, the Rossmoor News has a new interactive e-edition online that offers lots of user-friendly features. Each week’s print newspaper will be replicated online and available early on Wednesday mornings. Readers just have to click on the image of the newspaper cover on to launch the new e-edition, or t...
Posted on July 9, 2019

Illegal yellow zone parking causes headaches at Creekside

Staff writer Drivers who park illegally in the yellow “loading zone” on Stanley Dollar Drive, adjacent to the driveway into the golf cart area and Pro Shop at Creekside, are creating a headache – and a hazard – for golfers, pedestrians and delivery trucks alike. It’s all too common for people to just park and leave their vehicles in the yellow load...
Posted on July 2, 2019

GRF Board meeting covers the gamut

Recycling, security, emergency planning top bill Staff writer CEO Tim O’Keefe delivered breaking news at the beginning of the Golden Rain Foundation (GRF) Board meeting last Thursday in Peacock Hall. “I have good news, hot off the press,” said O’Keefe. “The health department did a final inspection of the café area in the Redwood Room yesterday and ...
Posted on July 2, 2019

Disaster supply kit: What should be included

Emergency preparations Staff writer The notion of a wildfire surrounding or even entering Rossmoor seems more plausible now than before the Tubbs Fire in October 2017, which destroyed 5,643 structures in three Northern California counties, almost half of those buildings in the city of Santa Rosa. Even more severe devastation occurred in November 20...
Posted on July 2, 2019

Bike riders save gas, curb pollution – and have a blast

Staff writer Rossmoor residents are among those who have opted to ride a bicycle rather than drive a car to their favorite places. They enjoy their rides for the pleasure they bring, the camaraderie and the exercise, among other things. “I started (bike riding) when I was 50 and I’m 75,” said Raphael Danziger. He looks trim and healthy. The previou...
Posted on June 18, 2019

Landscape crews busy prepping for fire season

Weeds and trees must be trimmed by June 30 Staff writer The sounds of chainsaws ripping tree branches, the sight of small frontend loaders grabbing clumps of encroaching bushes and shrubs, and the quiet whine of weed whackers attacking parcels overrun with tall, dry grasses are common around Rossmoor in mid- to late June. All this work – during the...
Posted on June 18, 2019