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Central San asks for help in delaying a new requirement

The local wastewater treatment agency is looking for help from Rossmoor residents by appealing to their basic knowledge of science, and to their pocketbooks. About 35 Rossmoor residents braved triple- digit outside temperatures on July 2 to attend a presentation in the Fireside Room by representatives of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District –...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Fitness Center introduces walk-up orientations and new pop-up classes

Community Services Director Ann Mottola doesn’t have to try hard to sell the Tice Creek Fitness Center as one of Rossmoor’s gems. “It’s one of our most robust programs,” she said during the June GRF Board meeting. “And it’s an incredible value at $10.02 per month in your coupon.” That’s especially true considering that an average gym membership in ...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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County’s emergency warning alert system is under fire

A Contra Costa County civil grand jury report on the county’s Community Warning System (CWS) found risks of the system experiencing failure in a major emergency, most alarmingly because not enough people have signed up for the alerts. Those risks, the grand jury found in its May 31 report, “may prevent the CWS from providing timely and accurate not...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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Rossmoor named one of top retirement communities in the state

Rossmoor has been named one of the top retirement communities in California by the financial news and opinion company 24/7 Wall St. The company’s recent article on the eight best retirement communities in California placed Rossmoor No. 3 behind Del Webb Sun City in Palm Desert and Laguna Woods Village in Laguna Hills. The article, written by Califo...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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ALERT: Opt-in system has limited reach

past president of Rossmoor Emergency Preparedness Organization (EPO), described her reaction to the report. Gibson has worked in emergency preparedness for 25 years. “In that time, I have never heard of an alert system in this bad of shape,” she said. CWS is the only warning system in this county with access to the nation’s mass notification databa...
Posted on July 9, 2024
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GRF Board approves changes to demonstrations policy

Several residents voice opposition to restrictive rules Residents made a final push at Thursday’s GRF Board meeting to stop restrictive changes to GRF’s demonstrations policy. Directors voted unanimously to approve those changes – which in part limit where and how many times a person can demonstrate – but they left open the door to reassess at a la...
Posted on July 2, 2024
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A PROBLEM DOWN UNDER

Vermin wreak havoc on golf courses, gardens A seemingly booming population of vermin on Rossmoor’s gardens and golf courses has been keeping a golf course crew member and a “gopher wrangler” business busy as summer moves into full swing. “It’s been a banner year for gophers,” said GRF Board member Ted Bentley, commiserating with Golf Director Mark ...
Posted on July 2, 2024
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Dementia conference highlights needs of caregivers Speakers explore skills for coping

Speakers explore skills for coping For caregivers of people with dementia, Karla Fields offered this approach toward maintaining calm in handling difficult situations, such as someone repeating a question. “Change your perspective, because that is your self-preservation,” Fields said. “You want to stay calm because you’re in it for the long run, an...
Posted on July 2, 2024
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RODENTS: Booming population takes toll on golf and gardens

And depending on the species of animal and the type of plants, these critters can cause mayhem in a garden – which is why the Garden Club hired what Bentley referred to as a “gopher wrangler.” Garden Club President Barbara Wightman said the problem was serious enough this year that the club in April hired Got Gophers, a San Jose-based business, to ...
Posted on July 2, 2024