Rossmoor Fund seeking new board member

The Rossmoor Fund is looking to add one member to its board of directors, President Claire Wolfe announced. The board is seeking a Rossmoor resident with fundraising experience, especially with charitable or other nonprofit entities. The mission of the Rossmoor Fund is to assist Rossmoor residents who are in need and to develop and fund educational...
Posted on September 15, 2020

Damaged shopping center unit to be repaired

Repairs to a commercial structure in the Rossmoor shopping center that was damaged by arson last month are expected to be complete sometime in November. A homeless man is suspected of starting the Aug. 7 vegetation fire that swept up an embankment and charred part of an unoccupied unit on the perimeter of the center at Tice Valley Boulevard and Rol...
Posted on September 15, 2020

Demonstration, anti-harassment policies headed to GRF Board

Two widely publicized proposed policies, one setting rules for public demonstrations and the other preventing Rossmoor residents from harassing others, are headed to the GRF Board for approval. After weeks of deliberation and comments from dozens of residents, the Policy Committee unanimously agreed Tuesday to the two policy drafts. If the GRF Boar...
Posted on September 8, 2020

Veterans raise flag for Patriot Day

By Cathy Tallyn Staff writer For at least the past 15 years, some Rossmoor veterans informally come together a handful of times a year to honor their country and fly the American flag. This year. Patriot Day, better known as 9/11, was added to the schedule along with Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Veterans Day. Patriot Day is when Americans r...
Posted on September 8, 2020

Waterford takes over restaurant operations

By Craig Lazzeretti Assistant managing editor Mutual 58 is expecting “substantial” cost savings from its decision last month to sever ties with the company that runs The Waterford’s restaurant and bring food operations in-house. The Mutual 58 board voted unanimously Aug. 27 to terminate the contract of Guckenheimer effective Nov. 1, Mutual Executiv...
Posted on September 8, 2020

Rossmoor track star hopes to compete until she’s 100

By Rowena Gonden Staff writer Some Rossmoor residents might have spotted Joy Upshaw running barefoot across the golf course when it’s closed to strengthen the muscles in her feet. Three times a week, she also heads for a track to practice sprinting techniques and sailing over 30-inch hurdles. The workouts aren’t just for exercise - Upshaw’s a compe...
Posted on September 8, 2020

Rockcrest gets new rest stop on trail

Landscape Department staff and a Trails Club of Rossmoor representative recently installed a park bench under a shady Oak tree on a ridge top on the Rockcrest Trail. On Aug. 31, the five carried equipment and parts for the new rest stop overlooking the Rossmoor valley with Mount Diablo in the background. They cleared a spot and assembled the bench ...
Posted on September 8, 2020

BBQ on Peacock Plaza set for Sept. 15

The BBQ on Peacock Plaza will return on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Usually these BBQs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, but the one in September is later in the month because the flu clinic will be on the second Tuesday. Residents need to pre-order and pre-pay for their meals. Meals are available to pick up or eat lun...
Posted on September 8, 2020

WC candidates forum Sept. 15

A free online forum of candidates for Walnut Creek City Council will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 9-11 a.m. The forum, hosted by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, will include all eight candidates running for three open Walnut Creek City Council seats. The candidates are Hailey Ayres, Cindy Darling, Loella Haskew, Ku...
Posted on September 8, 2020

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 ( The index is based on dat...
Posted on September 1, 2020