Popular DriverTek workshop returns to Rossmoor next month

The popular Smart DriverTek workshop returns to Rossmoor on Thursday, Feb. 13. With cars becoming more technologically advanced every day, safety technology continues to grow in today’s cars. However, many drivers are not familiar with how to use that technology to keep them safe. The Smart DriverTek workshop provides drivers with the necessary too...
Posted on January 28, 2020

There’s still time to change your Medicare health plan

If a Medicare Advantage plan isn’t meeting a senior’s needs, don’t worry. They still have time to switch to another Medicare Advantage plan or return to Original Medicare. Between Jan. 1 and March 31 each year, seniors can make the following changes during the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: • If they’re in a Medicare Advantage plan (wit...
Posted on January 28, 2020

LasTrampas closes for renovations

Room transitioning into Performing Arts Studio As part of the transformation of Hillside’s Las Trampas Room into the Performing Arts Studio, that room, as well as the Vista, will be closed for more than a month for improvements. Construction is scheduled to start at the end of this month and continue through the beginning of March, said Resident Se...
Posted on January 21, 2020

Rossmoor residents come to aid of Lafayette shop owner

When Minoo Montlagh’s Vogue Cleaners and Alterations shop in Lafayette was robbed just a few days before Christmas, her neighbors on Mt. Diablo Boulevard decided to restore a little holiday spirit. Tom and Rosylyn Stenzel, who own Venture Quality Goods clothing store down the street from Montlagh, sent out an “email blast” to all their customers, a...
Posted on January 21, 2020

Residents seek ways to stem scams

Packed room attends Senior Scams Stopper Your phone rings in the middle of the night. That’s startling enough, but on the other end of the line is your grandson “Timmy.” It seems Tim and some friends from college got in a little trouble in Cabo over spring break, and he needed you to wire him some money for bail. “Please don’t tell my parents,” he ...
Posted on January 21, 2020

Thefts and auto accidents decline in 2019

Public Safety Report Thefts, suspicious circumstances and calls about animals went down drastically in 2019 compared to the previous two years, according to the 2017 to 2019 Public Safety statistics, which track incidents in Rossmoor that are reported to Securitas. There were 77 reported thefts last year, compared to 114 in 2018 and 96 in 2017. Pub...
Posted on January 21, 2020

Mutual 29 seeks board candidates for two seats

The Board of Directors of Mutual No. 29 will hold their annual Meeting of the Members on Monday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the Vista Room at the Hillside Clubhouse. There are two open board positions in this year’s election, each for a three-year term. Directors Barbara Crane and Mike McLaughlin currently hold these positions. Crane has met her ter...
Posted on January 21, 2020

Fitness Center to stay quiet

Advisory Committee says no to piped-in music After several months of surveys and debate, it’s official – there will be no piped-in music at the Tice Creek Fitness Center. Despite the fact that there was no clear mandate from those who use the facility, the Fitness Center Advisory Committee decided to continue its ban on playing background music. Wa...
Posted on January 14, 2020

Peggy Spear joins News as assistant managing editor

Peggy Spear has joined the staff of the Rossmoor News as assistant managing editor. She’ll be the right hand to Managing Editor Ann Peterson, who joined the newspaper in late 2018. “I’m thrilled to be here; I’ve wanted to write about Rossmoor for years,” said Spear, who traces her journalism roots to working at the Daily Californian when she was an...
Posted on January 14, 2020

Lions Park closer to a non-smoking ban

In what may turn into an explosive issue, smokers, vapors and others lighting up at Lions Park will face potentially harsh penalties if the GRF Board agrees to a ban unanimously recommended by the Policy Committee on Jan. 7. Extreme fire danger at that windy park proved to be the deciding factor that pushed the committee to ultimately vote to send ...
Posted on January 14, 2020