Rossmoor Fund makes this community ‘Stronger Together’

Donations are much needed Since the inception in the Rossmoor Fund in 2009, more than 7,000 donations have been received from Rossmoor residents and organizations to help other residents having urgent financial crises. The number of donations has increased dramatically over the past 13 years. The dictionary lists three definitions of “community:” 1...
Posted on November 29, 2022
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Studio users ready to pack up,make way for renovations

Woodshop, lapidary, RAA part of Phase II work Agroup of people gathered Oct. 28 in the woodshop at Gateway clutching various knives in little bags. They were part of what has become a twice-a-month ritual for brothers Al and John Kaufman, spending Friday morning sharpening knives of all descriptions and sizes for Rossmoor residents. Robert Fletcher...
Posted on November 22, 2022
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TV station makes Rossmoor tick

Staff Spotlight Staff makes move to the digital age look easy Though it’s been a familiar, treasured staple for more than three decades, Rossmoor Television is in a new era. Branded for years as Channel 28, the operation has blossomed in recent months into much more than a Comcast channel. Its programming can be viewed on smartphones and tablets vi...
Posted on November 22, 2022
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EV chargers to launch in December

Shopping center almost ready with stations It has been a longer wait than initially anticipated, but electric vehicle owners soon should be able to get quite a charge from a new charging station at Rossmoor Shopping Center. Electrify America EV chargers are expected to go live on Wednesday, Dec. 7, according is expected to open in spring 2023, acco...
Posted on November 22, 2022
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Water recycling – what comes next for GRF

It appears that all options for bringing more water to Rossmoor, in whatever form is most practical, are still on the table after an Oct. 26 town hall forum in Lafayette. And none of them is likely to yield quick results. Given the high cost of delivering recycled water to Rossmoor and surrounding areas, other options – including “potable re-use” w...
Posted on November 22, 2022
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Planning Committee prioritizes capital projects

List includes maintenance projects, to go before Board The GRF Planning Committee on Nov. 10 voted to recommend the GRF Board approve a list of capital projects for 2023 that includes $600,000 in additional pickleball court funding, pedestrian access control measures for the front gate, $125,000 for tennis court resurfacing at Buckeye and $175,000 ...
Posted on November 15, 2022
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‘I’m kind of a little miracle’

Becky Smith back home after May 18 accident Becky Smith was never so glad to be home in her life. It was Friday, Nov. 3 at about 5 p.m., about 5 ½ months after she had last left her Canyonwood Court home to walk with her small dog to a nearby parklet. The days had grown much shorter now than when she was last there. “The bunny from last Easter neve...
Posted on November 15, 2022
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New co-location site goes live in Las Vegas

What happens in Rossmoor – at least in a computing sense – will now stay in Las Vegas, thanks to the completion of a new “co-location” information technology facility. The computer lights started blinking in late October on Rossmoor’s long-awaited “co-location” site in the City of Lights, where GRF servers will be backed up and replicated as a sort...
Posted on November 15, 2022
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Pedestrian gates proposed at Rossmoor’s main entry

Tom Cashion says it’s time to address what he calls the “Achilles’ heel” to this gated community. Rossmoor’s public safety manager sees sidewalks at the front gate as a free pathway for unauthorized individuals to enter Rossmoor on foot and by bicycle. At times, it’s believed, that has been exploited for criminal activity. Cashion sees the same wit...
Posted on November 15, 2022
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CEO details history, mysteries and nuances of Rossmoor

As my time as GRF’s CEO comes to a close in the next few weeks, there are some common themes that regularly crop up in many hundreds, if not thousands, of emails I receive from residents each year, resulting in a lot of misunderstanding and frustration. I will attempt to clear some of that up with today’s column. Please consider clipping and saving...
Posted on November 8, 2022