Shred Day is Saturday

The Recreation Department is holding a Shred Day on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. or until trucks are full, in the Gateway parking lot. The cost is $5 per banker box, or the equivalent of a 12-by-10-by-15-inch box. Staff will be on hand to assist with unloading. For more information, call 925-988-7700.
Posted on July 30, 2019

Tee House repairs are underway

House damaged when car rammed into it last fall Staff writer Repair work on the little Tee House, adjacent to Buckeye Grove tennis courts parking lot, started last week. “Mark Scott Construction, the contractor who is doing the work, expects it to be a three- or four-week project, unless window availability is an issue,” said Clayton Clark, GRF’s b...
Posted on July 23, 2019

Making odds and ends into works of art

Elena Ybarra teaches popular Rec classes Staff writer Take a Mason jar, glitter, glue, a picture of a fairy and a flameless candle and what do you have? A light-up fairy house for your grandchild. Sound impossible? Then you haven’t taken one of Elena Ybarra’s Recreation classes. Ybarra can give seemingly random items to people who aren’t necessaril...
Posted on July 23, 2019

Gate house repairs could take two more months

Managing editor The No. 1 entrance lane at the Rossmoor front gate will remain closed indefinitely as repairs to the gate house continue. The gate house was badly damaged on July 8 when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the side of it while exiting Rossmoor. The accident has closed down lanes at the gate ever since. Building Maintenance Manager...
Posted on July 23, 2019

Driver arrested after crashing into gate house

Expect delays as repairs close two lanes at gate Staff writer Asuspected drunk driver slammed his car into the gate house at the entrance of Rossmoor at 10:15 p.m. on July 8. The accident caused major damage to the interior and exterior of the small building and has closed two lanes at the gate during repair work. A Securitas officer suffered a min...
Posted on July 16, 2019

Peace Corps service is all in the family for two Rossmoor couples

Couples among 27 Peace Corps alumni living in Rossmoor Staff writer Since President John F. Kennedy launched the Peace Corps in 1961, some 235,000 Americans have volunteered in countries all over the world. At least 27 of those volunteers live in Rossmoor, including two married couples, Janet and Stanley Maleski and Darrell and Sue Cannon. The two ...
Posted on July 16, 2019

Dollar open during construction

Enter through back door as ramp installed Dollar Clubhouse remains open as construction continues on its front door. But to get in, visitors must go around to the back of the former summer home of shipping magnate Stanley Dollar. There’s a ramp at the back door. A new ramp is being installed out front, as well as a new front door, which will be abl...
Posted on July 9, 2019

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