Table Tennis Club`s patience to see results

Table Tennis Club`s patience to see results
ROSSMOOR NEWS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
It’s GRF
election time:
openings in
three districts
Three vacancies are to be
filled on the Golden Rain
Board at the Golden Rain
Foundation’s 47th Annual
Meeting of Members in May.
The vacancies are in districts
E, H and I.
The following is a listing of
the streets that are in the districts, as well as the current
GRF Board members representing the districts.
District E has 736 manors
and is currently represented
by Phoebe Cortessis, who is
eligible to run for a second
term. District E includes Tice
Creek Drive entries 4 through
11 and 12A and 12B; Singingwood Court entries 1 through
8; Canyonwood Court entries
1 through 11; and Ptarmigan
Drive entries 1 through 5.
District H has 749 manors
and is currently represented
by Pat Kelly, who is eligible
to run for re-election. District
H includes Rossmoor Parkway
entries 1 through 8; Saklan Indian Drive entries 2, 6, 8 and
10 through 13; Terra California
Drive entries 9 through 14; and
all of Mutual 68, which is the
Eagle Ridge neighborhood.
District I has 728 manors
Continued on page 3
WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA
VOLUME 44, NO. 49 • 50 CENTS
Table Tennis Club’s patience to see results
GRF listens
to plans for
new facility
By Wilma Murray
Staff writer
A
fter losing their club’s
home when the Junior
Dollar Clubhouse was
closed due to toxic mold in
January 2006 (and the building subsequently was razed),
table tennis players have
awaited their moment to see
their wants and needs addressed.
In the meantime, they
played at an interim venue at
Del Valle – which they found
less than satisfactory. They
then were moved into a temporary modular unit in the
Hillside Clubhouse parking
lot later that year, where they
have remained.
The club has also remained steadfast in its commitment to have a permanent
new home for the close to
200 members and other residents who enjoy the sport.
One of the GRF Board’s
goals for this year was to
evaluate potential venues
for table tennis. Alex Gunst,
of Pound Management, was
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
The current location at Hillside of the temporary modular building used for table tennis sits in
front of the proposed site (the lawn area) where a new, permanent structure might be built.
hired to look into available
sites, focusing on Hillside.
At the mid-month meeting
held Feb. 8, Gunst reported on
three alternative options for a
new building to house table
tennis play. Having looked at
two possible locations at Hillside, the recommendation was
to use the site directly behind
the current location of the tem-
porary modular building, next
to Sportsmen’s Park.
The other option was north
of the Hillside pool, on the
hill. This site’s drawbacks,
however – difficult construction access, drainage issues
and safety issues getting to the
pool restrooms, for instance
– caused Gunst to recommend
the location behind the current
temporary facility.
This location already has
required utilities, adjacent
parking and existing restrooms nearby with easy access.
Three alternatives
With that location in mind,
Gunst said three alternatives
have been proposed. Each
Continued on page 12
They’re here to serve: Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary benefit Rossmoor, beyond
By Wilma Murray
Staff writer
T
hey each have been around awhile. They each
have a specialty or two. But they all are here
to serve.
Rossmoor’s three longtime major service groups,
Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary, still hang on, but their
numbers are dwindling. Whether it’s because there
are many organizational options to choose from or
because volunteerism has lost its sheen, it’s not easy
for service groups to keep drawing in newcomers.
But look at how these groups have benefited
Rossmoor:
Kiwanis helped create Challenges of Aging, do-
Creekside
grand opening
gala set for
Friday, April 8
A grand opening gala
event for the new Creekside
social building will be held
Friday, April 8. Details
will be announced soon.
The social building is
home to the new Pro Shop,
several meeting rooms, a
restaurant and bar. The
building is expected to
open by the beginning of
March.
nating monies to Counseling Services to be given to
residents in dire need. Thus far the club has given
about 200 grants, totaling approximately $150,000.
The club also was one of the first to recognize the
needs of caregivers for people with memory loss and
has donated many thousands of dollars from fundraising efforts to support individuals and families of
those with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
Meanwhile, Lions Club members have poured
their donations into two areas of support, hearing
and sight. While giving thousands of dollars every
year to Pittsburg and Antioch sight groups, the Lions have also tended to those at home in Rossmoor,
going out of their way to help individuals with their
needs.
Rossmoor Realty hires
new sales manager
By Maureen O’Rourke
News manager
John Russell, the broker and owner of Rossmoor Realty,
announced last week that Chuck Lamb, the former CEO of
the Contra Costa Association of Realtors and sales manager
of J. Rockcliff Realtors Walnut Creek office for the last three
years, took the position of sales manager for Rossmoor Realty on Feb.15.
“We, including the whole team here at Rossmoor Realty, are
very excited to have Chuck bring his broad-based, successful experience to our team of real estate professionals,” Russell said.
While currently a director of the California Association
of Realtors, Lamb has owned and operated 13 real estate ofContinued on page 8
In the community, the Lions provide sight screenings at least once a year and programs of education
on glaucoma and macular degeneration. Residents
in need of hearing aids or sight magnifiers can contact Lions and get financial help and direction.
The Rotary Club, on the other hand, has improved the beauty, functionality and health of the
community with special endowments for a variety
of projects. These include the bus shelter, pavilion
at Sportsmen’s Park, and Shady Glen Park and picnic area, all at Hillside; the stage at Dollar picnic
grounds; the Rotary Peace Park at Avenida Sevilla
and Tice Creek Drive; and the tree-identification
plaques at Dollar.
Continued on page 8
INSIDE THE NEWS
Arts and Leisure ............. 20-28
Arts and Leisure listings ..... 31
Bridge .............................. 42-43
Calendar.......................... 30-34
Classified ......................... 48-59
Channel 28 TV Guide ......... 36
Clubs ........29, 35-37, 43, 46-47
Health .............................. 44-46
In Memoriam....................... 39
Maintenance ........................ 57
Movies ............................. 22-24
Op/Ed Columns .............. 18-19
Religion .......................... 38-39
Residents Forum .....17 and 19
Sports .............................. 40-42
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Three districts have openings
on GRF Board, nominating
petitions now available
Continued from page 1
and is currently represented by
David Smith, who is not eligible to run for re-election. District I includes Cactus Court
entries 1 through 7; Saklan
Indian Drive entries 1, 3, 4, 5
and 9; Terra California Drive
entries 1 through 8; all the
streets in Mutual 56, which is
the Lakeshire neighborhood;
Mutual 58, which includes both
buildings of the Waterford; and
all the streets in Mutual 65, the
Devonshire neighborhood.
Residents who live in these
districts and are interested in
running for the GRF Board
must submit their names by
petition. Nominees to the
Board must be members in
good standing of the Golden
Rain Foundation of Walnut
Creek and reside in the election district.
Nominees must obtain a
nominating petition and have
it signed by members representing 10 percent of the voting membership in the election
district in which the nominee
resides.
Address lists, nominating
petitions and instructions may
be obtained from Assistant
Secretary Paulette Jones in the
Administration Office at Gateway starting Feb. 9.
Signed petitions must be returned to Jones no later than
Friday, March 11, at 4 p.m. Petitions must be accompanied
by the candidate’s statement of
300 words or less setting forth
background and qualifications
and views on the issues that
are expected to be part of the
election.
Candidates’ statements and
ballots will be mailed to members in each election district on
Friday, April 15, and must be
returned to the auditors by the
close of business on Thursday,
May 5.
The Annual Meeting of
Members will be held Monday,
May 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway.
For information on the districts and the election, call the
Board Office at 988-7710.
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Potential GRF Board candidates
receive guidance at special workshop
Prospective GRF Board candidates attended a workshop on Feb. 4 led by GRF Board member Clair Weenig, (at the head of the table). At the workshop, current GRF Board members
shared campaign information with residents who might be interested in running for the Board.
The goal was to encourage broader participation. Around the table, from left, are interested
residents Danny Boyle, Don Liddle and John Shaw, and Board members Barbara Jordan, Melvin
Wall, Weenig, Rita Fredlund and Don Peterson. None of the residents at the meeting have
declared their candidacy. Petitions to run for the Board in districts E, H or I are now available.
See accompanying article.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Second Mutual’s finances look good, resales have good pace
By Clay Dunning
Secretary
Five residents attended
the regular meeting of Second Mutual Jan. 20 at which
Chief Financial Officer Rick
Chakoff reported that the Mutual has a surplus to budget of
$228,000 through November
2010.
He also said revenue is favorable by $45,000 due mostly
to the refund of surplus Mutual Operations funds. Expenses
are under budget by $183,000
due mostly to savings in building maintenance/public works
and utilities.
The Mutual’s roof replacement program has resulted
in fewer roof leaks and there
were substantial savings in
water expense, he said. Yearend results will be reported
next month as December
books remain open for all
2010 entries.
Treasurer George Detre
reported 11 resales in October with a median price of
$158,000. November resales
reported by President Barbara
El-Baroudi totaled five with
a median price of $145,000.
December sales reported by
Detre also totaled five with
a median price of $107,000.
For the year there were 85 resales with a median price of
$139,000, Detre said.
Maintenance report
Building
Maintenance
Manager Mark Marlatte reported that carpentry and
painting are ongoing at Singingwood Court Entry 8. He
noted that within about five
years the rehabilitation cycle
will start over again and rehab
will then be on an eight-year
cycle, which has been the goal
of the program.
Marlatte said in 2006 there
were 52 rain leaks, in 2008
there were 48 and in 2010 there
were only six. By the end of
2011, those six roofs will have
been replaced, he said.
Marlatte also said bridge
and stair replacements scheduled for 2010 are fully complete, including the final project, stair and guardrail replacements at 1225 and 1257
Singingwood Court. Inspections are being made for 2011
bridge and stair-replacement
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& PREPARATION
priorities.
Deck coating will continue
in rehab areas as needed. Roof
and gutter cleaning is being
performed on an as-needed
basis.
The 2011 Manor Lube program is under way and is 35
percent complete. Paving and
seal coat needs are being evaluated for 2011.
Director of Mutual Operations Paul Donner reported on
behalf of Landscape Manager
Rich Perona that irrigation
controllers are off until needed and lawns will be fertilized
in mid February. Crews are
working on leaf cleanup, spot
spraying of weeds and rejuvenation pruning of oleanders.
V-ditches have been cleared
of debris and will be monitored after every rain fall.
Tice Creek Drive, Entry
1, trees were recently pruned
and Tice Creek Drive, Entry
2, is scheduled to be next. A
meeting was held with residents of Tice Creek Drive,
Entry 1, to discuss upcoming
landscape renovation. Work
will start in February. The
crews are currently working
on several small landscape
and drain projects throughout
the Mutual.
Information packages
at Member Records
El-Baroudi said at the November meeting that a fourpage disclosure section as required by the state of California was included with the 2011
budget package mailed to all
Second Mutual members. As
an accompaniment to the disclosure section, there are 31
pages of detailed building-bybuilding information. To save
cost, this information was not
included in the mailing and is
available to any Second Mutual member who wishes to
pick up a copy from Member
Records at Gateway.
Residents Forum
A Leisure Lane, Entry 6,
resident questioned the 2011
budget increase. El-Baroudi
explained the GRF and Mutual portions of the budget.
The total increase was $4 per
manor per month, of which
$2.98 was the GRF portion
and $1.02 was the Mutual
portion. The $40 per month
increase implemented last
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continue through 2012.
A resident of Tice Creek
Entry 12 reported that the
recycling bins in the garbage
area in his entry are overloaded. He was reminded to contact the Mutual Operations
work-order desk whenever the
bins are overloaded. The resident also said it seems like the
garbage trucks are ruining the
asphalt in the driveways and
the tree trimmers broke a rail
along a sidewalk above Entry
12B. Marlatte made note of
these issues.
The resident also reported
his radiant heat was not working properly and would be replaced next week. He was concerned about keeping warm in
the meantime. Marlatte said he
would provide a space heater
if needed and also if the resident would provide last year’s
electric bills, they would be
compared with this year and
the Mutual would reimburse
the difference.
A Running Springs, Entry
6, resident reported flooding in
his carport last November. He
thanked Mutual Operations
for having the repair work
completed in a timely manor.
No additional flooding has
occurred. The resident also
asked about air-duct cleaning.
Marlatte said he would check
into the matter and order a
duct cleaning for the manor if
appropriate. He also suggested that the resident replace his
air filter regularly.
A resident of Leisure Lane,
Entry 5, came back with what
she had reported earlier, a
problem with a neighbor parking so close as to encroach
into her space. This makes it
difficult for her to get into her
own vehicle. She asked what
had been done. Secretary
Clay Dunning said the Board
recently wrote a letter to the
neighbor who is in violation
of the parking rules and is
awaiting compliance.
Other business
El-Baroudi reported that
the proposed revised Occupancy Agreement is still in
the refining stage.
The next regular board
meeting is scheduled for
Thursday, Feb. 17, in Peacock
Hall at Gateway.
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it is the Presidents Day holiday. Walkers cannot use the
course on that day.
Normally, the golf
courses are closed to golfers and open to walkers on
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
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GRF president to give
Traffic trouble spot
State of the Valley address
GRF Board President David Smith will present a State of the
Valley address to the Rossmoor community on Monday, March
14, at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 3 at the new Creekside social
building
Smith said that the address will be the most significant talk
he will have given in Rossmoor, and should be of special interest
to all residents. He plans to talk about how Rossmoor is doing
financially, including the status of the pension plan, the Trust and
where the coupon is headed.
The talk will address the quality-of-life issues in Rossmoor
as well as the challenges Rossmoor will be facing in the coming
years.
He will also talk about whether or not the vision statement
in Rossmoor’s proposed General Plan that begins “Rossmoor is
America’s premier active adult community” is a realistic one.
The address will air on Channel 28 beginning Thursday,
March 17.
Channel 28 has to void
Bingo’s seventh game Feb. 1
It was the seventh game of Channel 28 Bingo on Feb. 1.
Many prizes had already been given away and this was the
last game for the night.
Number after number was called out until almost all the
numbers were called, yet there were no calls coming in from
winners. The staff realized that the phones had stopped
working and had to stop the game. It was announced that
there would be no winners for game seven.
The next day and for several days following, disappointed residents called and stopped by the Channel 28 office to
claim a prize for game seven. Channel 28 is sorry, but that
game was voided.
Residents have expressed concern that TV Bingo has become jinxed. In December and January, Bingo in the new
studio lost the lights during the games. That problem was
fixed. The problem with the phones from the February game
has now been fixed.
Channel 28 apologizes for the glitches and is planning on
a jinx-free game on March 1. Stay tuned.
Residents who do not have a bingo card can pick up one at
the Channel 28 office at Creekside. Bingo is played the first
Tuesday of each month and prizes are awarded to the winners.
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Watch out for pedestrians while driving
The News has gotten a great deal of positive response on its “traffic trouble spot” series.
Residents are particularly concerned about the Rossmoor Parkway and Golden Rain Road
intersection because so many people run the stop signs here. Here is another common
infraction at this intersection: not giving the pedestrian the right-of-way. Clearly, in this
photo, the pedestrian is well into the crosswalk, yet the car has decided to turn without
waiting for the walker to get through. The pedestrian has the right-of-way once he or she
is in the crosswalk. Residents are so concerned about crossing here that they often hold
up a red flag. Remember, stop for pedestrians.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Lions Club Crab Feed is a fundraiser
The Lions Club will hold its
annual Crab Feed on Thursday, March 3, in the Diablo
Room at Hillside Clubhouse.
This event supports many
organizations, such as the
Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation, Meals on Wheels,
Rossmoor Blood Bank, Diablo
Respite, Rossmoor Hospice,
Diablo Valley Foundation for
the Aging and the Rossmoor
Library.
No-host bar service begins
at 11 a.m. with the luncheon
to follow at 11:30. The lunch
is provided by Sunrise Bistro.
In addition to the crab, a
salad, penne pasta, seasonal
vegetables, sourdough bread
and a dessert will be included.
Instead of crab, a guest may
request a substitute entrée of
grilled chicken breast when
making reservations.
The cost this year is $35
subject to the current market
price of the crab. Tickets are
limited, so early reservations
are advised. No tickets are
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Planning the Lions Club crab feed are, seated from left, Larry Fielder and Rex Fraser, and standing, Dorothy Henson and
Catherine Roseberry.
available at the door.
Reservations will close on
Friday, Feb. 25, or send checks
to Jackie Clancy at 2635 Saklan Indian Drive No. 4 or Ev-
elyn Ciceri at 2201 Pine Knoll
Drive No. 1.
For information, call Clancy at 947-1135 or Ciceri at
945-1096.
Mason McDuffie asks
residents to join in Giving Day
On any given night in Contra Costa County, there are almost
7,000 homeless men, women and children, according to the
County’s Continuum of Care board. Eighty-eight percent of these
people are part of a homeless family with children.
Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate has
selected Shelter, Inc. in Martinez as its beneficiary of the annual
companywide Saturday, March 5, “Giving Day.”
Rossmoor residents are invited to participate in this effort by
bringing donations to the BHG Mason-McDuffie office at 1950
Tice Valley Blvd. in the Safeway Shopping Center prior to March
5. The donations will be delivered to Shelter, Inc. on March 5 and
assembled into individual packages for families.
The drive will help Shelter Inc. restock during these difficult
economic times. The focus this year will be to provide basic
kitchen items so families can cook and serve meals once they are
placed in homes.
Shelter, Inc. is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides
emergency and long-term shelter for homeless families. It also
provides other supportive services such as job training, educational services, health care and counseling. The organization
helps over 3,000 men, women and children in Contra Costa each
year; almost half of them children.
Here is a list of the most-needed items: pots and pans; dish
towels; cleaning products (dish soap, Lysol, 409, SOS); serving/cooking utensils; can openers; pot holders; bakeware; plastic
wrap/foil baggies (assorted sizes); food containers; napkins and
paper towels; silverware; and dishwasher detergent.
Any questions about Giving Day or how to donate can be directed to Diana Smith, broker/branch manager of Better Homes
and Gardens - Mason McDuffie Real Estate, 595-1438; diana.
[email protected],com.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
SCAM ALERT
IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE …
The Rossmoor News only reports suspected scams;
it does not investigate claims by residents.
“Phishing” for information
A Rossmoor resident reported receiving a “Deactivation
of Account” e-mail notice from AT&T. But he knew it was a
scam and he knew the e-mail was not from AT&T. The e-mail
had the following message:
Dear valued customer,
To complete your AT&T account activation with us, you
are required to reply to this message and enter your password
in the spaces provided (..............) you are required to do this
before the next 18 hours of in receipt of this e-mail or your
database will be erased and de-activated from our AT&T
database.
No legitimate company will send e-mails requesting personal details in this way.
This type of e-mail is known as “phishing.” It is a trick
that Internet scammers use to “fish” for consumers’ financial
information and password data using fake company e-mails
and websites. The scammers send consumers e-mails that appear to be from well-known companies that contain links to
web pages and have been disguised to look nearly identical to
legitimate companies’ sites.
The phony e-mail messages create the impression that
there is an urgent need for the consumer to immediately update personal information to avoid some threat or risk to the
consumer’s personal accounts. The illegitimate websites ask
consumers to enter current financial and personal information
– such as user IDs, Social Security numbers, bank or credit
card account numbers and ATM passwords.
On its website, AT&T says it does not send e-mail requests
to customers asking for personal account or credit card information. Residents who receive an e-mail message that appears
to come from AT&T or any other company that asks for an
e-mail ID, e-mail password, Social Security number, or other
personal information, should not reply to it and should not
provide account information or password. Simply delete the
e-mail or forward it to [email protected]
After a credit card number
Here’s another “phishing” scam – this time via phone. A
resident reported that the San Francisco Chronicle called and
said that her subscription was running out and a fantastic
price was promised if she renewed. She told the caller that her
subscription never runs out and that she had been taking the
paper for more than 70 years. The caller hung up.
The caller was after her credit card number. San Francisco
Chronicle bills its customers. Customers who no longer want
the paper just have to inform the Chronicle. The Chronicle
does not call and ask for credit card numbers.
Never give a credit card number to an unsolicited caller.
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Free panel discussion explores forgetfulness
Central County Senior Coalition and the
Rossmoor Office of Counseling Services present “Exploring Forgetfulness,” a free panel
presentation discussing what is normal, what
is not, and what can be done to make it better
with regard to forgetfulness.
Join a panel of experts for this presentation
on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
in the Fireside Room at Gateway. Breakfast
will be served.
The speakers include Ruth Gay of the Alzheimer’s Association offering the latest information on Alzheimer’s disease treatment,
progression and prevention; Larhken B. Carroll, licensed Brain Gym instructor; and Dr.
Eric Freitag, neurophysiologist.
Freitag is a licensed clinical psychologist
and neuropsychologist. His clinical expertise
includes assessment and treatment of dementia, traumatic brain injury and sports concussion. He is the founder and executive director
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Service clubs here to serve Rossmoor Realty hires new sales manager
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Looking out for residents’ health, Rotary donated the Vibraflex machine at the Fitness Center.
And when the new Creekside social building is complete,
it will be further beautified by Rotary’s donation of the water
fountain.
Rotary has also given $35,000 to the Rossmoor Scholarship
Foundation and has contributed to Counseling Services.
These projects are only a few of the myriad ways these three
service groups have helped others, both in the community and
beyond. All three groups welcome any residents who wish to
join and bring their expertise and enthusiasm to upcoming
projects.
All three groups meet weekly in the Diablo Room at Hillside
Clubhouse for lunch and guest speakers.
Kiwanis meets every Monday at 11:30 a.m.; Rotary meets
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.; and the Lions meet every Thursday
at 11 a.m.
fices, two escrow operations
and three mortgage companies. He has hired and trained
more than 1,000 real estate
agents and provided oversight
for more than 10,000 real estate transactions during his 40
years in real estate.
He served as the president
of his local board and as the
president of the California Association of Realtors as well as
a vice president of the National
Association of Realtors twice.
“Real Estate is changing rapidly,” he said. “I keep
my finger on the pulse of the
business at all times in order
to make the changes that will
give our clients the advantage
in these challenging times.”
He said his goal is to help
the Rossmoor Realty team
“take even more advantage of
technology and the Internet to
expand their sphere of market
while still maintaining the
wonderful reputation they already enjoy for doing such a
great job for their clients on the
personal, one on one basis.”
For more information about
the change, call Rossmoor Realtor at 932-1162.
Chuck Lamb
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This “sound shaping” helps you understand speech in even the most challenging environments.
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When sounds are made audible they become available
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The end result is the experience of “hearing words.”
When a person loses audibility for soft sounds, it
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The hearing-impaired experience great difficulty with
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The words seem to blur and run together, making it
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Other factors such as the pitch of the speaker’s voice,
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The likelihood of hearing impairment increases as a
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IRV board
meetings
open to all
Rossmoor’s new good
government club, Informed
Rossmoor Voices (IRV), was
formally launched on Jan. 29
when the membership elected
a board of officers. The new
officers are Gail Strack, chairwoman; Carole Douglas, treasurer; Margaret Woodside,
secretary; and Pat Ranagan,
member-at-large.
IRV’s new board will meet
on the third Saturday of every
month and in the spirit of open
government, these meetings
are open to all. Saturdays have
been chosen for these meetings
so working residents will also
be able to attend.
The first meeting will take
place Saturday, Feb. 19, at 11
a.m. in the Delta Room at Del
Valle. Light refreshments will
be available. All residents are
welcome to participate in discussions about maintaining
and/or improving the quality
of life in Rossmoor.
Strack will talk about the
goals and methodology of IRV.
The six IRV committees (Information, Budget and Coupon, Meeting Review, Legal
and Legislative, Election, and
Liaison/Outreach) will talk
about their current areas of
focus and actively solicit new
members.
There will also be a resident’s forum to allow individuals to make comments, voice
concerns, or discuss issues.
Each speaker will be allowed
three minutes and anyone may
contribute. A written copy of
any forum topics can also be
submitted to the board.
All residents are invited to
join IRV. Membership is $5
annually per household. Membership forms are available in
the IRV mailbox in the Administration building at Gateway,
or phone Membership Director
Rose Kasmai at 465-2132.
Expecting guests?
Call the guest clearance
system —988-7843.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Love bird
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Positions open on Third Mutual board
The Third Walnut Creek
Mutual board of directors has
several potential openings
starting in June 2011. All currently serving directors are eligible to run for another threeyear term.
Board service requires attending monthly board meetings, various committee meetings and two annual membership meetings, as well as
directing Mutual Operations
staff on maintenance, landscaping, and budget issues. Potential candidates must live in
the designated district.
The District directors whose
terms are expiring are:
District III, projects 49 and
54 – Ove Floystrup, which
encompasses Stanley Dollar
Drive entries 5 through 10
District IV, projects 26 and
35 – Stan Newman, covering
Ptarmigan entries 6 through
9 and Terra Granada entries 1
and 2
District VIII, projects 50 and
55 – Murray Teitel, for Terra
Granada entries 18 through 25
District X, projects 42 and
44 – Ken Farrell, representing
Rossmoor Parkway Entry 1
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
This is the second year that a hummingbird has made a nest
in the heart wind chime at the home of Les and Sharon
Birdsall on Terra California Drive. The last time, one egg
was hatched and the Birdsalls watched as the baby learned
to fly. This picture is the Birdsalls Valentine to their fellow
residents.
and Terra California Entry 13
District XIII, projects 34,
38, and 64 – Don Barnett, encompassing Terra California
entries 1,2 4, 6, and 7, plus Entry 1 on Saklan Indian Drive.
Candidates will be asked to
submit a statement of no more
than 300 words setting forth
their qualifications for serv-
ing on the Third Walnut Creek
Mutual board of directors. The
deadline for receiving nominations is Friday, April 29, at 4
p.m.
Individuals interested in
volunteering for any of these
positions should call the Board
Office at 988-7718 for information.
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Third Walnut Creek Mutual directors make plans for the year
By Sharon Fees
Communications Committee
At the Third Mutual board
meeting held Jan. 10, Building Maintenance Committee
Chairman Chuck Sanderson
said that the committee is preparing a work matrix for 2011
for all Third Mutual projects.
The first draft of this matrix
will be reviewed at the February board meeting.
Landscape
Committee
Chairwoman Rosemary Furlong reported that a landscape
rehab and tree-maintenance
schedule had been distributed
to each project director. Furlong said that each director
will meet with TWCM Landscape Manager Steve Ormond
to review work to be done in
2011.
In an effort to promote quality assurance, Furlong has instituted monthly meetings with
Ormond as recommended by
Mutual Operations Director
Paul Donner.
Treasurer and Budget and
Finance Chairman Don Barnett reviewed the Nov. 30, 2010
financials for all 24 projects
and said that everything looks
to be in order. All indications
suggest that a few projects will
need to borrow money in early
2011 to cover the initial insurance payment for the year.
Communications Committee Chairman Lynn Martin
said the Mutual received 138
unique visitors to the website
in December. The website received 5,214 hits in December,
which was the lowest for all
of 2010. Totals for the TWCM
website in 2010 were: 97,937
hits, 2,368 unique visitors, and
3,702 visits.
Governing
Documents
Committee Chairman Murray
Teitel said that newly proposed
policies were mailed to Mutual
members for their review and
feedback.
The next regular board
meeting is Monday, March
14, at 9 a.m. The Communications Committee meeting is
Tuesday, March 8, at 9 a.m.
The Budget and Finance Com-
mittee meeting is Wednesday,
March 9, at 9:30 a.m. The
Governing Documents Committee meeting is Thursday,
March 10, at 10 a.m. The
Building Maintenance Committee meeting is Friday, Feb.
25, at 10 a.m. The Executive
Committee will meet Thursday, March 17, at 9 a.m.
All meetings are in the
Board Room at Gateway, with
the exception of the Communications Committee meeting.
The Communications Committee meeting will take place
in the Conference Room of the
Mutual Board Office.
All meeting agendas are
posted in the reception area of
Gateway and on the Third Mutual website at www.thirdwalnutcreekmutual.com.
For building and landscape
maintenance, call 988-7640
or e-mail the Service Desk at
[email protected] To
leave a message for any Third
Walnut Creek Mutual director, call 988-7718 or send an
e-mail to [email protected]
com. The Board Office is located at Gateway.
News has early deadline
The News will have an early deadline due to the Presidents
Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 21.
All articles for the Feb. 23 issue are due no later than
Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. All letters to the Residents Forum, obituaries and classified and display ads are due no later
than Thursday, Feb. 17, at 10 a.m.
For information about the early deadline, call the News at
988-7800.
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$178
$148
$214
$436
$796
$214
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Be aware of radar guns, highway and traffic cameras installed everywhere
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BOARD AGENDA
Following are the agenda items for the GRF Board meeting
on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9 a.m. in Peacock Hall:
1. Consider recommendation that Rule R102.0, Fitness Center
Access and Use, be returned to the Fitness Center Advisory
Committee for discussion.
2. Consider recommendation that the Board approve a revised
policies for the News, Channel 28 and the Website.
3. Consider recommendation that the Board approve a revised
Policy 304.1, Guest Usage Policy.
4. Consider recommendation that the Board approve a revised
usage policies for the Fitness Center and the pools.
5. Consider recommendation that the Board approve a new
Rule R113.0, Sanctum Room Use.
6. Consider approving an agreement with Hospice of the East
Bay regarding establishment and operation of a household
goods drop-off point at the Mutual Operations waste handling
facility.
7. Consider approving a new Creekside Mochas, Inc. (restaurant) agreement.
8. Consider approving a new three-year agreement with Arthur J. Gallagher, insurance broker.
9. Consider approving a contract amendment with Pound
Management for Creekside project management services
and authorizing the CEO to execute any necessary contract
amendment.
Trust Agreement Review
Committee meets Friday
The Trust Agreement Review and Revision Committee will meet on Friday, Feb. 18, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board
Room at Gateway. The meeting is open to all residents of
Rossmoor.
A Residents Forum during the meeting allows for resident
input on the work of the committee.
Members of the committee are Mel Fredlund, Barbara
El-Baroudi, Mary Jane Hargrove, Mike Herr, Don Liddle,
Donald Peterson and Glenn Watkins.
Residents who are unable to attend the committee meeting may communicate with the members of the committee
through e-mail addressed to [email protected], or by sending/dropping off a letter to the committee at the Board Office
at the Gateway complex.
At its first meeting, the committee elected officers, approved the committee charter and bylaws and discussed possible alternatives to the current Trust Agreement. At the
February meeting the committee plans to begin the review
and revision process regarding the current Trust Agreement.
Rossmoor Fund provides help to
community with several programs
By Fritzie Davis Noble
Fund correspondent
More than a year ago the Rossmoor Fund
was established for the purpose of improving
Rossmoor and the health and well being of
its residents. To that end, the Board has provided the following programs for assistance to
Rossmoor residents:
Financial
Residents who are having temporary financial problems can apply for a grant from
the Rossmoor Fund. Grants are limited to individuals whose annual income is less than
$21,660 or to two-person households with
combined incomes under $29,140. Other assets are also taken into account in determining eligibility.
Grants are intended to help people through
an unusually difficult time and NOT to fi ll the
gap between one’s income and ordinary expenses. Requests for grants should be made through
the Rossmoor Counseling Services at 988-7750.
All consultations are confidential and can be
conducted at the Counseling Services office or
at home.
Legal
Pro bono legal assistance is available through
a grant to the Law Center. For help with a legal
question, call the Elder Law Center. The phone
number is 866-543-8017. Press 2 if 65 years or
older.
Leave a message and Elder Law Center staff
will return the call and conduct a phone interview to determine what the need is. The staff
attorney will either represent those for whom
legal help is required or will refer the matter to
one of the volunteer attorneys for pro-bono assistance or to the appropriate agency.
Diablo Respite Center scholarships
The Rossmoor Fund has provided scholarships to the Diablo Respite Center’s program for
people with memory impairment. The center
provides a 10-session activity program that is
designed to challenge the participant’s potential, encourage a sense of accomplishment and
build self-esteem through activities, interesting
trips and social contact.
To make application or to get information
about the program, call 210-6196. The call will
be returned within 24 hours. The website is
available at www.diablorespitecenter.org.
All of these programs are made possible by
the generosity of the donors to the Rossmoor
Fund. Over the past year, the organization has
achieved its first year fund-raising goal by
reaching the $100,000 level.
The Rossmoor Fund welcomes donations
in any amount and also accepts memorial and
tribute gifts. Donations may be made by sending a check, payable to the Rossmoor Fund, to
Rossmoor Fund, P.O.Box 2070, Walnut Creek,
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ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Table tennis building options presented to GRF Board
Alex Gunst of Pound Management
presents options for new building
Continued from page 1
alternative addresses the
basic requirements of an
efficient table tennis facility: enough room for at least
three tables and space around
and between them; indirect
lighting; high ceilings; no
windows or glare; and temperature control.
Alternative one included
replacing one modular building with a newer one. The
downside to this option would
be the quality of the building
and its lack of longevity.
The second alternative
suggests a new, wood-frame
building to house four tables
with a small kitchenette and
seating area, storage, skylights
and specialized flooring. Solar panels would be used if
suitable. This would present
lower maintenance costs than
a prefabricated model, Gunst
said.
The final choice would be a
new building large enough for
five tables to accommodate
club growth. This would also
have a raised seating gallery
and a patio area adjacent to
Sportsmen’s Park in addition
to all else that alternative two
included.
Board chimes in
Director Melvin Wall said
he thought the original intent
was to look at the existing
buildings at Hillside as an alternative. He asked how much
space was needed per table
and how that worked with
the Diablo and Las Trampas
rooms.
Resident Services Director Jeff Matheson said the
Diablo Room is 90 by 40;
the Las Trampas 44 by 40.
Table Tennis Club President
David Kwok said each table
and needed surrounding area
takes up approximately 19 by
39 feet.
Treasurer Clair Weenig said
the Las Trampas Room would
only provide room for two tables and the Diablo Room for
three, less space than and only
as much as, respectively, the
temporary building provides
now. Also, those rooms do not
have the requisite high ceilings, and they have windows,
which are undesirable for a
News photos by Mike DiCarlo
The modular building houses three table tennis tables with some observation seating to the side.
The conversation about a new structure includes space for at least three tables (or up to five), a
small kitchen area and better seating.
Melvin Wall
Project Manager Alex Gunst, left, and Resident Services Director
Jeff Matheson responded to questions the GRF Board posed about
the proposed table tennis facility at the mid-month meeting.
table tennis facility.
Weenig said in the past,
there has been “pushback” on
projects that ultimately caused
scaling back. But once the
projects were built (case in
point, Peacock Hall), the complaint became that they were
not large or comprehensive
enough. The Board should not
make that mistake this time,
he said.
Director Pat Kelly agreed.
“If we’re going to build any
amenity, we need to do it
right,” he said.
Vice President Rita Fredlund
conducted the meeting.
“We need to have a nice
new facility,” Secretary Susan Williamson said, rather
than “shoving it into a room”
that wasn’t meant to be that
kind of venue, then coming
back later and having to redo
it all.
In the end, the majority
of the Board wanted to see
alternatives two and three
fleshed out further, with associated costs. These cost
estimates should be shown
with and without restrooms
Bill Dabney of the Table Tennis Club offered some facts
and figures about the club.
in the building.
Table Tennis Club member
Bill Dabney told the Board
that table tennis offers an alternative to the Fitness Center
as a way for residents to get
much-needed exercise. And
he predicts that younger residents moving in will play the
game more, so a larger facility
will get used.
“If you’re going to build a
new building,” he said, “build
a good one.”
Teach English
as a second
language
Rossmoor residents are invited to train to teach English
as a second language on a oneto-one basis.
Diablo Valley Literacy
Council will have its biannual
tutor-training workshops on
Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, March
8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and
Saturday, March 12, from 9
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The workshops are at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, 4000 Clayton Road in Concord.
Tutors will be assigned a
student and agree on a meeting
place. Tutors are asked to commit to one or two hours each
week.
Preregistration is required
and there is a $15 fee for materials. Call 685-3881 to register
or request information.
ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16 , 2011
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Tax-Aide volunteers
AARP refresher driving class starts in March
available for tax form help feredTheinAARP
Driver Safety classes are of- who have taken the eight-hour class within the
Rossmoor to help residents refresh last three years.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are preparing free income tax returns this month and next at the Hillside Clubhouse. Location
signs will be posted.
To make an appointment, come to Hillside on the following
days and times: Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Feb 10, 15, 17, 22
and 24 as well as March 1 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; March 8
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; March 10, 15 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
and March 22 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk ins are welcome
if space is available.
Bring all important tax information, including Social Security
statements, W2 statement, forms 1099 and 1098, interest, dividends and 1099 Rs for pension income. If you receive a broker
statement and had stock sales in 2010 make sure the cost basis of
the stock is listed. K1 income with interest, dividends and royalties, and business income with up to $10,000 in expenses, can
now be filed with Tax-Aide.
Organize and add up deductible expenses, such as medical
and dental, health insurance, mortgage interest, property tax, car
license-fee and contributions to charities.
Tax-Aide volunteers are trained every year by the AARP and
have to pass a tax-law test to become certified counselors to be
allowed to prepare tax returns within the limits set by the IRS.
All information is confidential and encrypted on IRS computers. Returns will be electronically filed, and the taxpayer receives
a printed copy to take home.
For information, come to the Hillside Clubhouse during the
hours the tax help is available. For shut-in visits, call Ingrid Bauer
at 979-5450 and leave a message.
Judy Box and Lori Graham will prepare taxes at the nearby
Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. This will be the same free AARP Tax-Aide program. For an appointment, call 405-6278.
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latest laws when it comes to the road.
After taking the course, many residents are
eligible to receive discounts on their car insurance rates. (It is advised that residents call
their own insurance carriers to find out about
AARP discount rates).
The eight-hour course is broken up into two
sessions. Both classes must be attended to receive credit. The next session will be offered
on Fridays, March 18 and 25, from 12:30 p.m.
to 4:30.
The refresher class is offered to residents
The refresher courses will be offered on Friday, Feb. 25, from 12:30 to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Classes are taught in Multipurpose Room
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Payments must be made by checks only.
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ROSSMOOR MEETINGS
GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION AND MUTUALS
BOARD, MUTUAL AND COMMITTEE
MEETING DATES
All Golden Rain Foundation, Mutual and committee meetings listed here are open to Rossmoor residents. Meeting
times and locations are subject to change. For information
on GRF Board and committee meetings, call Senior Manager of Executive Services Paulette Jones at 988-7711; for
information on Third Mutual meetings, call Sharon Fees at
988-7718; and for information on all other Mutual meetings,
call Dyann Paradise at 988-7775.
Feb. 17:
Second Mutual board
Peacock Hall, Gateway
Feb. 17:
Fifth Mutual finance committee
Ivy Room, Dollar
Feb. 17:
Fifth Mutual board
Board Room, Gateway
Feb. 18:
GRF Trust Agreement
Review Committee
Board Room, Gateway
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
2 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
Feb. 22:
GRF Finance Committee
Board Room, Gateway
1:30 p.m.
Feb. 23:
Fourth Mutual board
Board Room, Gateway
1:30 p.m.
Feb. 24:
GRF Board regular meeting
Peacock Hall, Gateway
9 a.m.
Feb. 25:
First Mutual board
Delta Room, Del Valle
1 p.m.
Feb. 28:
Mutual 68 board
Board Room, Gateway
1 p.m.
Agendas for Mutual board meetings will be posted in
the Gateway administration lobby four days prior to the
meeting.
Host of ‘Future Talk’ speaks to Republicans
Martin Wasserman, the
producer and host of “Future Talk,” will be the guest
speaker at the Rossmoor Republican Club dinner meeting
on Wednesday, March 9, in
the Fireside Room in Gateway
Clubhouse. The doors will
open at precisely 5:15 p.m. and
a hosted wine counter will be
ready and waiting.
Wasserman’s television series deals with the global impact of technology. He previously produced and hosted another cable series called “Spotlight on the Middle East,” a
radio series called “A Deeper
Look,” and a television series
also called “A Deeper Look.”
He also spent many years writ-
Martin Wasserman
ing high performance software
tools for leading Silicon Valley
companies.
Wasserman will discuss
“Future Talk” and propose a
possible definition of America’s purpose. He will explain
how adopting a purpose would
open new approaches to dealing with the most unmanageable problems.
The Republican Journal is
mailed monthly to club members and contains a reservation
form and all the numerous details on how to sign up for dinner.
The cost is $25 for members and $27 for guests. Mail
checks and reservation forms
to Republicans, 831 Terra
California No. 3. For club information, call Tom Fryer at
947-5878.
CERT will offer FRS radio class
Need to practice or learn
how to use an FRS (Family
Radio Service) radio? CERT
graduates and experienced radio operators Steve Adza and
John Trinterud will hold a
CERT FRS Radio class on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.
to noon in the Fireside Room
and Monday, March 7, from 10
a.m. to noon in Multipurpose
Room 1 and 2.
Classes are open to all
Rossmoor residents and they
may sign up for one or both
of the classes as a refresher.
The instructors will teach participants the use of FRS ra-
dios and the Incident Assessment Report, the official form
which will be used throughout
Rossmoor during a disaster.
Instruction will provide
hands-on training in preparation for the upcoming Dollar CERT drill on Saturday,
March 12, and Gateway Drill
on Saturday, May 7.
Each class will explain the
basics of FRS radio operations and provide a live radio
exercise using the new report
form. Students will have the
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Acalanes
superintendent
to retire
The Acalanes Union High
School Board last week agreed
to release Superintendent John
Stockton from his contract so he
can retire.
Stockton began his service
as associate superintendent
with the Acalanes Union High
School District during the 20042005 school year. He has been
the district superintendent for
the past two years, and has been
in California public education
for 39 years.
The district includes Acalanes
Adult Education Center, which
is located next to Rossmoor.
Rossmoor residents take classes
at the adult center.
Stockton’s last day as superintendent will be April 30. This
date has been chosen to allow
the new district management
team to be finalized and be involved with decisions related to
the 2011-2012 school year.
The board also agreed to enter into contract negotiations for
the superintendent position with
Associate Superintendent John
Nickerson. If an agreement is
reached, Nickerson will begin
his service as district superintendent on May 1.
Nickerson received a bachelor’s degree in economics from
Harvard and completed his master’s in life science at UC Berkeley. He earned his doctorate
from the University of La Verne.
During his 15-year tenure with
Acalanes, he has served as a science teacher, associate principal,
Acalanes High School principal,
and associate superintendent of
Educational Services.
ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16 , 2011
SECURITY REPORTS
SECURITAS INCIDENT REPORT
F RO M S E C U R I TA S
LAST MONTH AND YEAR-TO-DATE
The following incidents
were reported to Securitas,
Rossmoor’s security service
provider. They appear here
as they were initially reported to Securitas. After investigation, details of a case may
indicate a lesser or different
incident description. If the
case warrants it, the News
will do a follow-up story.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Theft: A Golden Rain
Road, Entry 20, resident reported her car was broken
into. A laptop computer was
taken. There was no evidence
of forced entry to the car.
Sunday, Feb. 6
Resident regulations: A
Singingwood Court, Entry
7, resident reported at about
12:30 p.m. that flyers were
being passed out. The solicitors were told to leave.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Resident regulations: A
Singingwood Court, Entry
7, resident reported at 2:40
p.m. that flyers for a limousine service were being
passed out.
The following is the January 2011 Securitas incident report. Each month Securitas provides a summary of incident activity/events that Securitas/Public Safety has responded to
the previous month. The miscellaneous category contains the following categories of calls:
appliance, elevators, noise, resident regulations, calls regarding animals, litter, Dumpsters,
traffic, dog park and other calls for investigation or service.
Type of Incident .....................................................Jan.1–31 .................... Year to date
Auto accident–no injury ................................................ 7 .....................................7
Auto accident – injury ................................................... 0 .....................................0
Medical evaluation and transport to local hospital ...... 116 .................................116
Accident other ............................................................... 3 .....................................3
Fire ............................................................................... 1 .....................................1
Responses to ill/fall calls–no medical transport ......... 141 .................................141
Walnut Creek Police call .............................................. 1 .....................................1
Theft * .......................................................................... 11 ...................................11
Welfare checks ............................................................. 43 ...................................43
Parking ........................................................................ 26 ...................................26
Plumbing/electrical//sprinklers ..................................... 73 ...................................73
Lockouts ....................................................................... 17 ...................................17
Suspicious activity ........................................................ 32 ...................................32
Alarm ............................................................................ 2 .....................................2
Civil .............................................................................. 20 ...................................20
Miscellaneous .............................................................. 155 .................................155
Stairtrac service ............................................................ 71 ...................................71
Death ............................................................................. 4 .....................................4
Total incident reports for January ............................... 724 .................................724
Democrats meet for dinner,
Assembly Speaker Fiona Ma
will be guest at meeting
Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma will speak to
the Rossmoor Democratic Club
on Thursday, Feb. 24, in the
Fireside Room at Gateway. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. with
dinner to follow at 6. Ma will
speak after dinner. There will
be time for questions from the
audience.
Ma was appointed to her
leadership position in 2010 by
Assembly Speaker John A. Perez. Her duties include guiding
daily business, responding to
parliamentary inquiries, issuing
rulings on points of order and
guiding legislative priorities.
She has also served as majority whip and currently serves on
several key committees, including Agriculture, Business and
Professions, Governmental Organization, Public Employees,
Retirement and Social Security
and Utilities and Commerce.
Ma was first elected to the
Assembly in 2006 and represents the 12th Assembly District, which includes San Francisco, Daly City and Colma.
She was elected to a third term
in 2010.
Her key areas of advocacy
include bringing high-speed
trains to California, protecting
victims of domestic violence
and increasing access to qual-
ity healthcare. She introduced
legislation in 2010 to curb public employee pension spiking,
but Governor Schwarzenegger
vetoed the bill, saying that it
didn’t go far enough to curb the
practice.
All Democratic Club events
are open to everyone. There is
a charge for the Feb. 24 meeting since it includes dinner.
The cost is $25 for members
and $27 for nonmembers. More
information, including entrée
choices, is available in the recent edition of the Democrats’
bi-monthly newsletter.
Reservation checks, payable to the Democrats of
Rossmoor, may be placed in
the club mailbox at Gateway
or mailed to Carole Douglas,
3081 Golden Rain Road No. 3.
For information, call Douglas
at 946-0677.
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*This is the total number incidents reported as thefts, but does not reflect the actual number of thefts of property. Often property is found or it is determined that no theft took place,
i.e. nothing was missing.
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ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Jim Seger joined Peace Corps in second year, teaches in Ivory Coast
By Cathy Tallyn
Staff writer
Jim Seger heard President
John F. Kennedy’s stirring
words, “Ask not what your
country can do for you – ask
what you can do for your country.”
Out of this challenge came
the Peace Corps, established
on March 1, 1961. It was a program that sent American volunteers to countries that asked
for United States help.
Seger was stirred by the
president’s words. “His speech
really appealed to me. I could
do something to help the U.S.
and a developing country,” he
said.
A year later, with a bachelor’s degree in English and a
minor in French from Stanford
University, he left to spend two
years in the Ivory Coast.
The Rossmoor resident
graduated on a Sunday, had
three impacted wisdom teeth
taken out on Monday and on
Thursday he was on his way
to the University of Wisconsin for two months of training
before he left for the coastal
Join in the celebration of
Peace Corps 50th birthday
March will mark the 50th birthday of the Peace Corps.
Rossmoor residents who served in the Peace Corps or were
aid workers and diplomats as well as residents who are interested in the ideals and goals of the Peace Corps are invited to
a birthday celebration.
The celebration will be Sunday, March 6, from 5 to 7
p.m. at the home of Stanley and Janet Maleski, 3800 Terra Granada Drive No. 2B, Entry 8. Make reservations to
[email protected] and bring a beverage to enjoy and
share. Snacks and birthday cake will be provided.
The party will be a casual time to share stories. Former
volunteers are encouraged to bring a photo from their Peace
Corps service.
The Peace Corps was started March 1, 1961 by President
John F. Kennedy. Over 200,000 Americans have served in
139 countries. The Peace Corps is still going strong with over
8,000 volunteers currently serving in 77 countries. About 7
percent of the volunteers are over 50 years old.
From the beginning, the Peace Corps has had three goals,
all of equal importance. They are helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and
women; helping promote a better understanding of Americans
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African country. It was only
the second year of the Peace
Corps.
The Ivory Coast was a
country emerging from colonization by the French. It
gained its independence in
1960. Seger had an opportunity to have an impact on the
future of the West African
country.
Two years in Abidjan
He spent two years in the
then capital city of Abidjan.
He taught classes in English as
a second language and American culture to high school students, some of whom, he said,
are in that country’s government today.
Seger easily mingled with
the city’s residents. He shared
an apartment with an American co-worker. They enjoyed
doing things with other residents of the apartment building and others from the middle
class neighborhood. He got
around on his Vespa scooter.
The volunteers were given
$180 a month to pay for things
such as rent and meals and in
Jim Seger was a Peace Corps
volunteer in the Ivory Coast
French (the official language).
And, he said, “I checked the
box that said go anywhere and
checked the box to do anything.”
He was one of eight assigned to the capital. He grew
up in Oakland and was comfortable in an urban environment.
“I was happy to be in the
“I was happy to be in the capital.
Some people thought that you had to
be in the bush to really experience the
Peace Corps. But they needed
teachers in the capital.”
– Jim Seger
Former Peace Corps volunteer
this case, gas.
Seger’s interest in living
abroad came about after he
spent six months in France
as part of a Stanford overseas
program. “I was intrigued by
living in a foreign country,”
he said.
By joining the Peace Corps,
he could live in another country and help make a contribution.
Seger was sent to the Ivory Coast because he spoke
capital. Some people thought
that you had to be in the bush
to really experience the Peace
Corps. But they needed teachers in the capital,” he said.
Seger taught at two high
schools. The students in one
came from the poorest part
of the capital and they were
probably bound for minor beaurocratic jobs.
At the other, students were
of the upper class and were
bound for the university. Af-
terward, they would assume
leadership positions in the
country. These were the children of business executives
and government advisors, for
example. Some had lived in
France and brought back the
French way of doing some
things. The city has been
called the “Paris of Africa.”
The country was a mix of
European and African cultures, Seger said. There was
a one-party system of government. (He is distressed by the
upheaval in the Ivory Coast
today.)
Welcoming people
The people of the cosmopolitan city were welcoming
and hospitable. “The students
were so hungry for an education and so appreciative,” he
said.
There was no anti-American sentiment, Seger said. In
fact, President Kennedy was
popular in the Ivory Coast.
When Kennedy was assassinated, people came to Seger to
offer condolences.
When Seger’s two-year
hitch was over, he came back
to the United States and went
to graduate school at UC
Berkeley. He said there was
some reverse culture shock for
him.
Products were mass produced and there was so much
to choose from, he said. It almost appeared that there was
over consumption. He had
become used to a subsistence
economy. And, he said, “It was
boring to return to grad school
– it didn’t feel like I was doing
anything as important as what
I had been doing.”
But, he said, “It was 1964
– an interesting time.” It was
a time of turmoil and student
protests over free speech and
the United States involvement
in the Vietnam War.
Seger had not thought
about becoming a teacher
when he left for Africa. But,
his experiences as a teacher
in the Ivory Coast led to his
becoming a teacher of English as a second language in
this country.
He still corresponds with
some other former Peace
Corps volunteers.
ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16 , 2011
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managing editor.
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and phone number for verification.
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STAFF WORKS ON
IMPROVED RECYCLING
I want to give a very special “thank you” to three
administrative staff members for their effort in responding to the need for improved recycling in all
the Rossmoor meeting rooms and picnic grounds.
I want to thank Director of Resident Services Jeff
Matheson for coordinating the effort, Custodial Supervisory Randy Wright for ordering cans with lids
and adding improved labels, and Recreation Supervisor Betsy Hocking for making a nice clean flyer
that will go to all groups and organizations that use
the various venues.
These flyers will also be posted on various bulletin boards, on Channel 28 and in the Rossmoor
News to remind us all of our responsibility to recycle our glass bottles, soda cans, plastic and cardboard waste resulting from our many meetings,
dances and parties. It is this kind of response from
our administrative staff that makes Rossmoor such
a great place to live.
Char Howard
Golden Rain Road
RUDENESS IN PEACOCK HALL
I have been totally aggravated by the rudeness
of people who attend the movies at Peacock Hall.
Not saving seats has long been an established fact
to the residents, but they still will go on saving two
and three seats.
My neighbor and I arrived at the theater 35 minutes early, and because it was a popular movie the
theater was swiftly filling. We tried three rows before we were seated because of saving seats. This
happens to me and my friends repeatedly.
I have also noted that people who do not live
here, but have a car code to come into Rossmoor
also attend this theater. I am not inclined to be narrow-minded about our theater, but it should be considered that we do live here. There might be a little
priority consideration.
Bea Witte
Rossmoor Parkway
ILLEGAL PARKING,
INCONSIDERATE BEHAVIOR
Kudos to the Rossmoor News for the series about
Rossmoor traffic trouble spots. Here’s one to add to
the list: drivers who park in restricted spaces. On a
recent Friday evening, my husband and I parked in
a handicap space at the Gateway parking lot. Upon
returning to our car after the 7 p.m. movie at Peacock Hall, we found a Toyota Prius parked in the
no-parking zone next to our handicap space. The
car’s owner did not display a handicap placard, not
that it would have excused the inconsiderate behavior.
While we were preparing to exit the space, the
car’s owner sauntered over to his illegally parked
car, got in and drove away. I noted the license plate
number and called the Walnut Creek Police Department to report the illegal parking when we arrived
home. Unfortunately, the police were unable to do
anything about it, as they must see the illegal activity themselves.
The owner of the illegally parked Prius should
consider this fair warning that I have the Walnut
Creek Police Department on speed dial in my cell
phone. Next time, he may not be so lucky to get
away without a hefty traffic fine.
Susan Moxley
Skycrest Drive
BOARDS NOT INTERESTED
IN SOLAR ENERGY
L. Elke’s past letter to the editor asked “Why the
lack of interest in solar energy?” I have one answer.
On July 7 last year, I went to a Second Mutual Board
meeting with some suggestions for their study and
consideration. One of the items included information about free money for solar installations. Seems
the federal government had stimulus funds (to create jobs) for solar projects and had started a pilot
program in Berkeley. The word was that they were
looking for a place in Contra Costa County to continue more projects.
My comments were immediately wiped out by
a Mutual Operations employee, and there was no
further interest by anyone on the board. When I was
teaching environmental studies for a few years, I
kept up with the development of solar projects. The
main problem I saw was the cost ... but this was free
money!
My feeling is that an individual in Rossmoor has
no power to do anything. The staff has not only limitless funds, but also has really no check on what it
decides to do. The various “boards” of residents
don’t make policy or major decisions.
If residents want to control anything, a couple
of thousand should join the new IRV “Informed
Rossmoor Voices” organization. Perhaps consensus
can be established and staff can be controlled to
better serve the community.
Claire Berry
Leisure Lane
Editor’s note: According to Second Mutual, it
provides only common-area lighting at a cost of
$3.79 per manor per month. Therefore, the majority of electric costs in a Mutual are borne by the residents individually. There is nothing in the Mutual
policies that would prohibit a solar installation by
a resident if done with a proper alteration agreement and city permit. Servicing, maintenance, and
replacement would become the responsibility of
the resident. Other residents in Rossmoor have installed solar on their homes.
HOW ARE THE CULPRITS
GETTING INTO ROSSMOOR?
Has anyone noticed the escalating instances of
vandalism and theft in Rossmoor?
Looking at the times of the damage or thefts, it
is obvious the majority of incidents occurs at night
and are discovered the next morning. Many incidents are vandalism, possibly caused by youngsters with nothing better to do other than to “raid
the oldsters.” How did the culprits enter Rossmoor
through our so-called “security” gates?
While I am sure our Securitas staff is dedicated
to the well-being of all of us in Rossmoor, perhaps
a fresh look should be given to crime prevention.
Does this mean closer scrutiny of vehicles without
a sticker attempting to enter Rossmoor in the eve-
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ning; not leaving the gates in an upright position;
more frequent patrols in the Mutual Operations
area; installation of cameras in those areas identified as sensitive; or close monitoring of pedestrians
coming into Rossmoor?
Of particular concern is the incident on Jan. 29
when a Rossmoor employee reported that about
1:15 p.m. people in two cars refused to stop dumping appliances in the Dumpsters. No information
was given as to what, if anything, Securitas, or any
other agency did to follow up. Were the culprits residents, employees, contractors or their employees
or unknowns? Is this an example of unrestricted
access others have to Rossmoor?
Thousands of dollars are budgeted to Securitas
each year for our safety and protection. Are those
dollars being well spent? Dennis Bell needs to tell
us what his department is doing to get better control
over these and similar incidents.
John Starr
Terra Granada Drive
Editor’s note: Public Safety Coordinator Dennis Bell said that vandalism in Rossmoor has increased – most of it targeted at GRF property – but
the number of reported thefts from 2009 to 2010
has remained consistent. He is working on a comprehensive study of thefts and vandalism for the
past three years to compare and evaluate trends.
GEESE WON’T PASS ON DISEASE
I found it amusing that Golf Advisory Committee Chairman Mike Fleck (News, Feb. 9) is a communicable disease expert. I wonder where he got
his degree.
He put the fear of not only all Rossmoor golfers and probably some deer that one could possibly get H1N1 from Canada geese. I rolled over
laughing. But as one can read further below, we all
need to be careful of the golfers who might be hugging the turkeys and geese and passing this virus to
them and then to all of us in Rossmoor.
I contacted the Contra Costa Health Department
for an educated person in such matters and talked
to Susan Farley, RN, PHN, from the Communicable
Disease Programs, and here is her professional information. We can now all feel calmer about getting this virus as Mike Fleck said we could.
“As far as I know, dogs, cats, ferrets, turkeys and
pigs are the only known animals to have become
infected during the recent H1N1 pandemic. These
animals seem to have become infected by contact
with ill humans. Humans did not get H1N1 from
these animals. Geese have not been implicated as
carriers of the H1N1 virus. It is unlikely in the outdoor setting of golf that transmission would occur.
Virus is transmitted from close contact with respiratory droplets produced during coughing, sneezing, etc. Given the lack of close contact with geese
while outdoors golfing, even if they did transmit
virus, the setting is not a likely scenario for transmission to occur.”
George L. Ramas
Ptarmigan Drive
POOR KITTY HIT BY A CAR
Driving down Ptarmigan on the afternoon of
Feb. 4 on the right hand side of the road just beyond
Entry 6 and opposite Entry 5 was a dead beautiful
black and white kitty. Obviously it had been run
over. Obviously some idiot owner thought this kitty
needed to be outside occasionally.
I have seen this kitty around the neighborhood
in the past. I hope the owner(s) are heartbroken and
guilty over their stupidity in letting their kitty outside
to roam the streets. Rossmoor has rules requiring all
pets be on a leash when outside. Keep your kitties
inside and prevent needless deaths. I am so angry at
the owner(s) and heartbroken for the poor kitty!
Molly Mullikin
Ptarmigan Drive
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COLUMNS & OPINIONS
JUST THINKING
Guns and People
By Eric E. Anschutz
he mindless killings that
took place last month in Arizona raise once again the
issue of gun control. As I contemplated writing about it, I recalled
a column I had written four years
ago after the shootings at Virginia
Tech. Despite the fact that police chiefs and mayors
across America urge strict limits on handguns, as do
many citizens, the political prospects for gun control
are as bleak today as they were following Virginia
Tech. I thought it best, therefore, to make that point
by simply repeating the 2004 column. It was titled
“Guns and People.” The title still applies, as do the
arguments, pro and con. Please read on.
The recent murderous rampage at Virginia Tech
turns our attention once again to the issue of gun
control. Thirty-two beautiful young people lost their
lives because a crazed young man had ready access
to the purchase of two rapid-fire guns, and enough
ammunition to fight a small war. The United States
averages 63 murders each year per 1 million of
population. Japan averages 0.3, Germany, 6.1, UK,
6.3. No other country’s murder rate comes anywhere
close to ours.
Picture this: as the police were carrying out the
32 bodies, it has been reported that cell phones in
the pockets of the now-dead kids kept ringing – with
those endless varieties of merry musical ring tones
that we all use. Parents and other loved ones were
calling to see if their kids were OK. It’s terrible when
one person is murdered; it’s a national tragedy when
32 die in a single needless action. Not an accident.
Not because someone hated or even knew the victims. This massacre was for no reason other than the
irrationality stemming from a tortured mind – and a
society that enables such carnage by virtue of our lax
gun laws.
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A PROGRESSIVE VIEW
Ends and Means
in Foreign Policy
By Virginia R. Mason
an we do bad things and expect good results?
Let’s take a look at some
of the foreign policy actions of
the United States, such as sending
billions of dollars to an Egyptian
dictator as payment for “stability”
in the Middle East; promoting the
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as
good for foreign trade in the Americas; and invading
Afghanistan to stop terrorism.
After witnessing the mayhem resulting from our
support of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, it
would be difficult to call that policy a success. The influx of thousands of starving Mexicans into the United States as a result of our “dumping” cheap corn into
Mexico (ruining the local farming economy) after
the signing of NAFTA can hardly be called a desired
result. Spending billions on the Afghanistan adventure and the killing of hundreds of coalition (mostly
American) troops and Afghanis has bought us no real
hope that terrorism has been eradicated there.
As Lt. Colonel Andrew Bacevich, retired, (currently
professor at Boston University) says, a couple of SWAT
teams could have dealt with the terrorists in Afghanistan.
Instead, we have more than 100,000 troops on the ground
there. The more you think about it, the more outlandish it
seems. We pay $1 million per soldier per year!
We were all taught that ends and means cannot be
separated. Why we continue as a nation to think they
can be separated demonstrates the need to rethink
what we are doing – if we have been thinking in those
terms in the first place.
We have all met people who refuse to engage them-
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I don’t profess to have a definitive answer. But surely our residual frontier mentality has something to
do with it. Too many Americans are John Wayne or
Rambo at heart. We want to think of ourselves as rugged individualists: “Nobody is going to tell me what
to do.” We admire the Marlboro Man (who, by the
way, died recently, of lung cancer). We admire swagger, and disdain wimps, though both behaviors can
be misleading. Swagger may indicate arrogance, or it
may be a cover for self-doubt and weakness. Wimpishness, on the other hand, may indicate timidity, or
it may be a cover for the kind of quiet inner strength
that feels no need to show itself publicly.
Guns play a central role here. We are a nation of
gun lovers. Our Second Amendment “right to bear
arms” has, in my view, been stretched well beyond its
intended “well armed militia” to somehow legitimize
Guns, the National Rifle
Association tells us, do not kill
people. People do. Right, but
generally these people that kill
do so with guns. ... The second
amendment wasn’t meant to
legitimize guns in schools.
guns in the hands of any nut with $50 for a “Saturday night special,” and an urge to rob a gas station or
the local 7-11 store, or to provide the wherewithal to
bring bravado to an otherwise weak person. Guns, the
National Rifle Association tells us, do not kill people.
People do. Right, but generally these people that kill
do so with guns. So it would seem self-evident that
fewer guns would result in less violence. The second amendment wasn’t meant to legitimize guns in
schools.
We are met with the NRA’s inane argument that
guns are needed to defend ourselves against those
who would commit violence against us. But unless we
have guns in hand, always at the ready, doesn’t the aggressor have the advantage of surprise? Even if I had
a gun, I’m not sure I could get to it in time to ward off
selves in public affairs, considering that it is none of
their business or at least that they have elected others
to do their business for them. I submit that that is a
dereliction of duty and that what we do as a nation is
every citizen’s responsibility, if the word citizen has
any meaning at all – or if, indeed, the word responsibility has any meaning at all.
If, as an American, you are upset about what is happening in Egypt, I suggest that you make it clear to
those who represent you that you will not vote for anyone who supports policies foreign or domestic that are
anathema to democratic principles. If we do vote for
such representatives, we can expect bad results in the
long run and destroy the principles upon which this
country was founded, as well as losing respect in the
world and for ourselves.
Years ago, when our freighter was tied up at a dock
in Alexandria, Egypt, sacks of flour were unloaded
If, as an American, you are
upset about what is happening in
Egypt, I suggest that you make it
clear to those who represent you
that you will not vote for anyone
who supports policies foreign or
domestic that are anathema to
democratic principles.
as our gift to the Egyptian people. Each sack was
stamped with that famous handshake and the logo
indicating that the sack was a gift from America to
Egypt. That is a far better way of making friends
and peace than our recent support of a dictator who
is willing to see his own people wounded and killed
rather than give up power for the sake of our hope for
stability in the Middle East.
We, as a nation, must feel insecure if we are willing
to go to war with Iraq over what some who claimed
(falsely) were hidden weapons of mass destruction.
or defend against a criminal. Indeed, the very act of
pulling my gun for defense could cause the aggressor
to shoot. Statistics tell us that houses with guns in or
on the parent’s nightstand are also houses where kids
can accidentally shoot their siblings or themselves.
Another NRA-inspired pro-gun argument centers
on the idea that the “government” seeks to take guns
from citizens so that the citizenry can be controlled.
“The first thing that Stalin and Hitler did,” I once read
in a militia-inspired diatribe, “was to take guns out of
the hands of people.” Loony as such a concern might
seem in 21st-century America, it does resonate with
many Americans.
Hunters present another pro-gun constituency.
Killing deer, or pheasants, or rabbits, seems to be a
big sport for many. Hunting is not just an American
pastime – it is big in Europe, too. But in Europe, only
hunting rifles are legal; small arms are not. American hunters don’t need semi-automatic Glocks and
Walthers, the weapons used at Blacksburg. Honest
outdoorsmen would not object to the strictest possible
controls over the purchase of guns and ammunition,
nor do those who use guns for sport need the right to
purchase a new gun every 30 days – which the law in
Virginia permits, thereby entitling the Virginia Tech
killer to buy two guns within 30 days as he prepared
his massacre.
The power of the gun lobby, and the reluctance of
politicians on both sides of the political spectrum to
face them down, tells us that guns will continue to be
present in America for the foreseeable future. All we
can do is pass as much restrictive legislation as possible. The Brady Law seems timid and tepid, but it and
similar small steps are all that seem to be possible. I
give President Clinton major credit for having had the
courage to take on the NRA, and for enacting such
gun-restrictive legislation as he did. President Bush
and the Republican-led Congress allowed Clinton’s
most important gun law, the ban on assault weapons,
to lapse in 2004. And, just days after the Virginia
massacre, Senate Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat and hero of the NRA, said “I hope there’s no rush
to do anything (about gun laws).”
Eric Anschutz can be e-mailed at [email protected]
com.
The not-so-hidden cause of the war was greed for
Iraq’s oil reserves, ownership of which had already
been parceled out among nations and oil companies
long before the first bomb was dropped on Baghdad.
Our disregard of the plight of starving Mexicans
forced off their farms by NAFTA has led to the illegal
immigration that we blame on the victims instead of
ourselves. We are the buyers of the drugs we so condemn, sold by Mexicans who have no other means of
support, or at least means that are so lucrative. Sales
of United States-made weapons to criminals across
the border have led to the mayhem we so condemn.
If we are so fearful of competition from China,
it would benefit us to increase our investments in
Mexico and buy the products resulting from those investments, instead of enriching and becoming more
indebted to our competitor. The problems we are
experiencing are the natural result of a rich country
bordering on a poor one. We have no such problems
with Canada, so let us make it our business to see that
Mexico prospers.
When we engage with a foreign country, we need
first to examine what are the ends we desire and then
decide if the means we use are likely to accomplish
those ends. (I am sure Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would say that we already do that, but do we?) The
latest worry we have is that of a China arming itself
and strutting its stuff. What is our response to that and
what are the means to use to accomplish it? This is a
problem to think about – very carefully.
As is often said, it is not the people of the nations, it is their governments who cause trouble, so
the circle is joined: Keep an eye on the governments
if you don’t want trouble between nations. Don’t do
business with tyrants like Mubarak for the sake of
expediency. Think of the people who must suffer as
a result.
If we keep to the principle that ends and means
cannot be separated, we will go a long way toward a
more peaceful world.
Virginia Mason can be e-mailed at [email protected]
com.
ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16 , 2011
FROM THE RIGHT
The Winter of Their
Disconnect
By Richard Anderson
wo articles appeared recently in our newspapers, one in
the Contra Costa Times and
the other in the Washington Post.
The first dealing with the halfhearted reclamation projects in the
coalfields of Eastern Kentucky you
may have seen. But the second, speculating about the
performance of electric cars in our nation’s capital’s
most recent snowstorm, probably not. At first glance
these two articles appear unrelated.
In President Obama’s State of the Union Address,
he trumpeted electric-powered cars as our salvation
from our dependency upon foreign oil. He would
have us believe that the Promised Land is just over
the horizon with its huge reduction in traffic noise
and air pollution. That is if we will just trust him and
his advisors, and encourage Congress to “invest” in
the future with another giant outlay of cash, which we
will of course have to borrow from the Chinese.
“Hey, wait a minute,” says Charles Lane, a member of the Washington Post’s editorial page staff.
He was among the many thousands of Washington
area residents who spent the night of Jan. 26 stuck in
traffic, up to 13 hours, as a snowstorm sowed chaos
all around them. And he got to thinking: What if he
and his fellow commuters had been trying to make it
home in electric cars?
It is a basic fact of physical science that batteries
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BOOMER VIEW
A VIEW FROM A ROSSMOOR BABY BOOMER
The Zen of Pot Washing
By Doug Hergert
uring the summer before
my last year of college, I
was invited to join a small
group of biology students for six
weeks of field work at Acadia National Park, located on Mount Desert Island off the coast of Maine. I
was the token humanities student in
the group. I was invited because, as it happened, I had
done well in the introduction to modern biology class
taught by the professor who was organizing the event,
and whose summer home in Northeast Harbor would
be the venue for the seminar.
Among the other students, one was studying the
life cycles of birds, another specialized in rare wild
flowers, and a third was interested in carnivorous bog
plants. The summer consisted mostly of long daily
hikes around the island, searching for specimens relevant to each specialty area. I tagged along and did my
best to seem bright and observant. Everyone saw right
through me, but kindly put up with me all the same.
When the six weeks were over, all the real scientists moved on to other obligations, but I decided I
wanted to stay on the island for the rest of the summer. I had met a lot of people whom I liked, and I
couldn’t tear myself away from the stunning beauty of
the Maine coast.
At the naive age of 21, I was nearly oblivious to the
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CONCERN FOR ROSSMOOR
WILDLIFE
Wildlife lovers unite! First we had the death of 40
turkeys, beautiful birds killed by the powers that be
right here in this beautiful Tice Valley. Next we endured the demise of the woodpeckers, here since Indian settlements. Many other options were available.
Now, the victims of the firing squad are the magnificent Canada geese. I have been told they will move
out, but where will they go? They need a habitat with
water and green grass. This horrendous move has
been predicated by the marvelous golfer. They are the
run down more quickly in cold weather than they do
in warm weather, and the batteries employed in vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt are no
exception. And for those snowbound on the highway,
running the heater to stay warm, or the car radio to
stay informed, would drain the battery further.
A pro-electric car website candidly summarizes
the problem:
“All batteries deliver their power via a chemical reaction inside the battery that releases electrons. Then
as the temperature drops the chemical reactions hap-
Of course, if you make it home
and the storm has downed
power lines and you’re without
electricity, how do you re-charge
your car?
pen more slowly and the battery cannot produce the
same current that it can at room temperature. A change
of ten degrees can sap 50 percent of a battery’s output.
“Alongside the negative impact on the batteries,
cold also has a negative impact on drivers as well.
Drivers need to be warm to operate the vehicle effectively, so on top of the reduced range and power of
the batteries just from the temperature drop, they also
must operate the car heater to keep warm. This will
further reduce the range of the car.
“Keep these thoughts in mind if you’re planning an
electric car purchase; we don’t want you to find out
that the range of your car has been halved when it’s
five below zero and you’re 15 miles from home.”
Of course, if you make it home and the storm has
downed power lines and you’re without electricity,
how do you re-charge your car?
fact that I had been surrounded by historically important personalities all summer. For example, there was
my good buddy Bill Martin, a gentle, unassuming,
amiable man, who sometimes invited me to join him
for lunch at fancy restaurants in Bar Harbor, while
his wife was busy with other social obligations. We
both loved blueberry pie. Bill turned out to be William McChesney Martin, who had been chairman of
the Federal Reserve Board from 1951 to 1970, spanning the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and
Nixon administrations. He and I never once talked
about the economy.
Then there was our next-door-neighbor, Samuel Eliot Morison, a quiet man who loved tending his garden.
I later learned that he was a renowned World War II
There was a cheerful woman
named Happy who often joined
us for lunch; she was married to
someone named Nelson.
admiral and a respected naval historian, whose books
are still read and studied today. There were other Eliots. I would sometimes go swimming with Tom Eliot,
whom I remembered as the chancellor of Washington
University in St. Louis. (Years later, working in Afghanistan, I met the then American ambassador to
Kabul, named Theodore Eliot. When I mentioned I
had gone to Washington University, he replied “Oh,
you must know my Uncle Tom.” Small world.)
One afternoon I was taken for a visit to the home
of a reclusive French author who had settled on
Mount Desert Island. When we arrived, her companprivileged class in Rossmoor. Many perks, not to be
discussed here, have come their way.
Many Rossmoor residents should evaluate their
lifestyle. Perhaps, they need to return to the concrete
jungle of the city.
Margery Hines
Rossmoor Parkway
CLEAN UP DOGGIE DOO-DOO
One part of a dog’s gift to us was right in the middle of the walkway. Or maybe I should say the gift
from the one responsible for the dog!
These are my questions: Have we really come to
the “dogs rule” or is Rossmoor really for people? Isn’t
doggie doo (hate that term, but call it what it is) also
something that carries bacteria and can make people
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Charles Lane concludes: “Frankly, I don’t know
why anyone would consider buying (an electric car),
especially if he or she lives north of the Mason-Dixon
Line.” To which I would add, or east of Modesto.
Maybe Obama’s starry-eyed endorsement of electric cars was an attempt to steer our attention away
from the last environmental dream scheme – ethanol.
The federal government is trying to make sure that
Americans are burning enough ethanol in their cars,
outboards and lawnmowers to keep the Iowa corn
farmers happy. And, for a while, people argued that
ethanol was good for the environment.
Nobody makes that argument any more. Even former vice president, Al Gore, has turned his back on it.
But if there are no good environmental outcomes as a
result of the government’s mandates on mixing ethanol with gasoline, there have been other measurable
outcomes. The ethanol program has resulted in higher
food prices, lower mileage in automobiles, and damage to older and smaller internal combustion engines.
Still, the Obama administration insists on pouring
$858 billion in borrowed money into ethanol subsidies in order to win votes in the farm belt.
Finally, what about those reclamation projects in
eastern Kentucky as described in our CoCo Times?
Window dressing, my friends. In order to satisfy the
appetites of our coal-burning power plants, we continue to send men deep into the mines, filling their
lungs with coal dust and sometimes dying, to work
the seams. Or we continue to despoil thousands of
acres of Appalachian hillsides and bottom lands with
the acid tailings of strip mining, few of which are
ever reclaimed. In his paean of praise to electric cars,
Obama failed to mention how they would be powered
and at what cost.
Richard Anderson can be e-mailed at
[email protected]
ion charmingly greeted us, but allowed us only a few
minutes with the writer herself, whose work-time was
carefully protected. The writer turned out to be Marguerite Yourcenar, the admired author of “Memoirs
of Hadrian,” and, some years later, the first woman
elected to the French Academy. Her companion was
the translator Grace Frick.
I frequently took solitary hikes along the rocky
shores of Northeast Harbor. Little did I know that I
was walking, uninvited, along the perimeter of the
private compound owned by the extended Rockefeller
family. I should have guessed: There was a cheerful
woman named Happy who often joined us for lunch;
she was married to someone named Nelson.
To stay on Mount Dessert Island, I had to find a
job. My requirements were simple: I needed a place
to sleep, and three meals a day. At 21, I was not too
proud to take on any kind of work. The job I landed
was an unexpected one. There was an ancient and elegant beach-side hotel on the harbor, the Asticou Inn.
(It still exists.) It had its own dining room. Most of the
summer residents took all their meals in the hotel. I
was hired as the kitchen’s pot washer, and assigned a
small bedroom in the basement.
The head chef, a man named John, was gruff and
demanding. He inspired fear in his entire staff, from
sous-chef, to salad and pastry chefs, to waiters, to
dishwashers, down to me, the pot washer. He was a
man of few words, most of them expletives. Because I
had the lowliest job in the kitchen, I had little to lose,
so I didn’t feel overly intimidated. But I loved being
part of the kitchen culture, constantly bustling, highly
dramatic, frenetically edgy. I spent my days at my
double-sink, with high stacks of trays and pots – of
many sizes – always waiting on my chrome counter
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sick? Is it the dog owners or the dog walkers who just
don’t care enough? Should dog owners pay an extra
fee because we who are not dog owners do a lot of
cleaning up? If they have to pay a fee, wouldn’t that
make them encourage each other to clean up? Can we
do a survey and see how many people experience this
sort of thing on a regular basis?
My mother-in-law walks with a walker and is not
capable of cleaning such things or even noticing that
they are in her pathway.
Please don’t ask me to chase these people down, I
will not spend my days on patrol but maybe Rossmoor
will care enough for their residents to keep this under
control. It is not the first time, but I am hoping it will
be the last.
Ingrida Blume
Canyonwood Court
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ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
A RTS & LEISURE
Chamber Music Society will host Quinteto
Latino in concert Monday in the Fireside Room
The last concert of the
Rossmoor Chamber Music
Society’s 2010-2011 season
will feature Quinteto Latino
on Monday, Feb. 21, at 7:30
p.m. in the Fireside Room at
Gateway.
Quinteto Latino, a wind
quintet specializing in the interpretation of Latin American classical and contemporary music, was founded in
2001 by Armando Castellano.
This unique ensemble
champions composers of Latino heritage to expand the
boundaries of classical music, reach new audiences and
inspire a new generation of
musicians.
Castellano, who plays
French horn, graduated from
San Jose City College and
the University of California
at Los Angeles. He received
his master’s degree at the
Manhattan School of Music,
New York City. Castellano
regularly performs in many
regional orchestras and is the
director of Quinteto Latino.
He has taught throughout the
Bay Area, in both English
and Spanish, and is currently
an adjunct faculty member at
San Jose City College.
Diane Grubbe, flute,
earned a master’s degree in
flute performance from the
San Francisco Conservatory
of Music. She coaches the
flute section of the Young
People’s Symphony Orches-
Quinteto Latino will perform at the Rossmoor Chamber Music
Society concert on Monday.
tra, freelances in the Bay Area
with many regional ensembles
and has a busy studio of flute
students.
Oboist Kyle Bruckmann’s
creative work ranges from
traditional Western classical
music into genre-bending gray
areas encompassing free jazz,
electronic music and postpunk rock. He holds degrees
in music and psychology from
Rice University, Houston and
completed his master’s degree
at the University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor.
Leslie Tagorda, clarinet,
was born and raised in Hawaii.
She received her bachelor of
music degree from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., and completed her
master’s in music at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She
has taught clarinet since 1992
and freelances with various
Northern California regional
orchestras.
Shawn Jones, bassoon, the
newest member of Quinteto
Latino, is a graduate of Juilliard School and Rice University. He was born and raised
in Miami, Fla. and is very
active as a freelance musician in the San Francisco
Bay Area. In addition to his
skills as a bassoonist, he is a
nationally certified massage
therapist and holds a black
belt in kung fu.
For information, call June
Bechtel at 287-1378. Single
tickets may be purchased at
the door for $15. Dial-a-Bus
is available for those who do
not wish to drive. Call 9887676.
New Sunday Funnies Standup Comedy Series
begins with Jeff Applebaum, Michael Capozzola
The Sunday Funnies Standup Comedy Series will debut
on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. in
Peacock Hall at Gateway. The
program will feature standup
comedians Jeff Applebaum and
Michael Capozzola.
Applebaum’s clean comedy
examines his particular life experiences.
He recently made his national TV debut on CBS as a comedian on the “Late Late Show
With Craig Ferguson.” He was
cast by Sandy Hackett, the late
Buddy Hackett’s son, to play
the principal role of Joey Bishop in the long-running musical
tribute “The Rat Pack Is Back,”
in San Francisco, Chicago and
Las Vegas. He is also credited
Jeff Applebaum
Michael Capozzola
and appears in the blockbuster
film “The Pursuit of Happyness,” starring Will Smith.
Applebaum has been entertaining people all around
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‘Nana’s Naughty Knickers’ is
performed by Vagabond Players
Program is in Fireside Room Sunday
The Vagabond Players will present the new comedy by playwright Katherine DiSavino, “Nana’s Naughty Knickers,” on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway.
Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates.
However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with
her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into
an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is
running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough
area.
Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Why is Nana
doing this? Will she get arrested or worse still, evicted?
The Vagabond Players is a nonprofit theater troupe based in
the Bay Area.
This free program is sponsored by the Recreation Department
and is open to all residents and their guests.
Cancer survivor Zheng Cao
presents an operatic concert
Performance is Sunday at Del Valle
Mezzo Soprano Zheng Cao
will perform in concert on
Sunday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. in
the Sierra Room at Del Valle.
She will perform a program of
opera favorites.
Also performing at this
event will be special guest
baritone Ao Li and piano accompanist Kristin Pankonin.
Cao was born during China’s Cultural Revolution and
came to America 23 years ago
with virtually nothing. She
soon became one of opera’s
leading women.
Despite having never
smoked, Cao was diagnosed
with stage-four lung cancer in
2009. She had 24 tumors in her
brain and a tumor in her spine.
She was given six months to
live. But she turned the bad
news into a journey of life and
living and started keeping a
video diary to remember it.
And then her tragedy began
to look like a miracle. With
drugs and other treatment,
soon the tumors shrunk considerably or disappeared. With
her cancer under control, she
returned to the stage.
During her treatments, Cao
and her doctor grew close and
were married last year at the
Getty Mansion in San Francisco. Cao’s inspiring story was
recently featured on a segment
on Good Morning America.
Cao has performed with
leading companies here and
abroad. A personal favorite
of Seiji Ozawa, she has appeared with him as Marguerite in a concert presentation
Zheng Cao
of “La Damnation de Faust” at
the Saito Kinen Festival, was
a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth
Symphony for the recent Winter Olympic Games in Japan,
and played Suzuki in “Madama Butterfly” for her debut
with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Recent engagements include
appearances with the San
Francisco Opera, San Diego
Opera, Houston Grand Opera,
Kentucky Opera and the Boston Symphony.
She has also appeared in recital at the JFK Center for the
Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai
Conservatory of Music and a
master’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.
Tickets for this program are
$10 in advance at the Excursion Desk at Gateway or $15 at
the door. The program is presented by Ellie Mao Mok and
is sponsored by the Recreation
Department.
Ted Shafer’s Jelly Roll Jazz Band will perform at Dixieland Jazz Club event
Ted Shafer’s Jelly Roll Jazz Band will entertain
the Dixieland Jazz Club on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from
7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Sierra Room at Del Valle Clubhouse.
The Jelly Roll Jazz Band’s nine-piece, two-trumpet
band recreates the sound and style of one of the great
classic jazz bands of the 1920s, King Oliver’s Creole
Jazz Band, in which Oliver played first cornet and
Louis Armstrong second cornet.
Jazz reached its peak during this era, languished in
the 1930s, then revived at the Dawn Club in San Francisco by Lu Watters’ Yerba Buena Jazz Band. Watters’ band drew its inspiration from old phonograph
records of the Creole Jazz band. This revival of classic
jazz became known as San Francisco Jazz. The Jelly
Roll Jazz Band continues this tradition.
The music has a full-ensemble sound with a solid
beat great for dancing. This is a musical opportunity
to relive the glorious 1920s, and should be an enjoyable and exciting evening for dancers and people who
enjoy just listening to great music.
Soft drinks, mixers and snacks will be served;
bring other beverages if desired. Several door prizes
will be won during intermission.
Singles are most welcome to attend all concerts.
Admission is $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.
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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES
Funny Spoof Musical Presented
by Diablo Theatre Company
By Charles Jarrett
he Diablo Theatre Company
is delivering
a deluge of laughter
and upbeat fun-filled
music with its outstanding Tony Award
winning musical comedy,
“The Drowsy Chaperone”
at the Lesher Center for the
Arts in Walnut Creek through
March 5.
“The Drowsy Chaperone”
is a relatively new musical
spoof of 1920s “jazz” musicals. It is a delightfully funny
show that came to fruition in
Toronto in 1998, moved to
Broadway in May 2006 and
won two Tony Awards.
This outrageous spoof
introduces an agoraphobic
middle-aged Broadway musical fanatic called the Man
in Chair (Michael Patrick
Gaffney) who, as the show
opens, is sitting in his living
room (left front of the stage,
next to a record shelf with a
record player sitting on top
of it) with his kitchen in the
background. As the lights
come up, the Man in Chair
quips about his frustrations
with sitting in a darkened
theater as he awaits the show
to begin.
Quickly, you come to the
conclusion that the reason he
sits at home listening to his
extensive Broadway musical
record collection is because
he is afraid of going to places
with large gatherings where
he might have an uncontrollable panic attack.
In short order, the Man in
Chair says that he is in the mood
for music from the flapper jazz
era and that thought brings to
his mind a musical that is one
of his favorites (albeit a fictitious 1928 musical) called
“The Drowsy Chaperone.” He
pulls out one of the two longplay records and begins to play
it. As he settles back to enjoy
the music, he becomes the narrator and explains the plot to
the audience.
In doing so, he is so caught
up in the musical that he is
transported back in time. His
dingy little kitchen suddenly
becomes the launching platform for the show characters
to emerge out of the woodwork, walls and appliances
of his kitchen, allowing the
audience to see them in full
costume, just as he imagined
them in the musical.
The cast of this show (the
show within a show) includes
a beautiful lead showgirl, Janet Van De Graff (Sharon Rietkerk); the showgirl’s angry
producer, Feldzig (Michael
Markovich); the handsome
young man she has fallen in
love with and is engaged to,
Robert Martin (Daniel Epstein); Robert’s best man,
George (Stephen Foreman);
T
the Drowsy Chaperone (Leanne Borghesi) who is charged with
the duty of keeping
the two lovers apart
and out of sight on
the night before their
pending nuptials.
There are many more
characters but two of them
are the funniest and most
improbable gangsters, disguised as pastry chefs, Gangster No. 1 (Ned Hansen) and
Gangster No. 2 (Justin Isla)),
you will ever be introduced
to. The producer, Feldzig, is
angry that his leading starlet
is willing to quit his show to
marry a millionaire oil tycoon, leaving him without a
lead performer.
The producer (amazing
the similarity to a guy by the
name of Ziegfeld, isn’t it?),
hires a Latin lover, Adolpho
(Dan LeGate), and pays him
to meet and seduce the starlet
in an effort to spoil the wedding so that she will come
back to the show.
Watching from his armchair, the Man in Chair is
terribly divided between his
passion to absorb every moment of the show as it unfolds
and his obsession to interject
into the musical his extensive
truth-is-stranger-than-fiction
knowledge base, all about
musical productions and the
actors who performed in
them. He cleverly morphs the
audience into and out of the
fantasy before us.
As the show goes on,
more and more of the Man
in Chair’s personal life is revealed through his musings
about the show, until, as the
record ends, he is once again
left alone in his dingy apartment – but he still has his
old-long play record of his
long-beloved show to turn to
whenever he’s lonely or unhappy. Gaffney is perfect for
the part in every respect, and
without him this show would
be hard to imagine as successful.
This convoluted plot within
a plot is a totally outrageous
spoof on theatrical musicals
is played bigger than life and
twice as ridiculous – marvelously ridiculous that is. It is
a superb production, artfully
crafted, expertly directed in
every respect, led by Artistic
Director Daren A.C. Carollo
and Music Directors G. Scott
Lacey and Richard Vetterli.
There have been a lot of
excellent theatrical choices
recently to recommend that
you to see, and this show is
truly a wonderful experience,
one you should not miss. For
tickets, call the Lesher Center at 943-7469.
Coming to the
Venetian Room
Anika Noni Rose, ac-
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Donna Lerew and Louisa Milota will
present ‘The Masterpiece Concert’ for Fun Day
Violinist Donna Lerew and
pianist Louise Milota will perform a program titled “The
Masterpiece Concert,” featuring the music of Beethoven
and Cesar Franck, at Fun Day
in the Sierra Room at Del Valle
Clubhouse on Thursday, Feb.
17, at noon.
Lerew has been hailed as a
superb artist with assured technical command and sparkling
vitality. She received training
from some of the world’s foremost violinists and graduated
with awards from the Eastman
School of Music and Paris’
Ecole Normale, where she
studied on a Fulbright Scholarship. She is currently active
as a teacher and solo performer
in the Bay Area.
Milota holds a licentiate
diploma from the Faculty of
Music, University of Toronto,
and a Dalcroze certificate and
diploma, from the Institute
Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva. Milota has taught piano privately
in Saint John, New Brunswick
for many years, and was a
former faculty member of the
San Francisco Conservatory of
Music.
Milota has a private studio
in Berkeley and also teaches
Donna Lerew will play the violin at the next Fun Day presentation.
at the North Berkeley Piano sale prior to the show, such as
School and the Napa Valley sandwiches, salads, doughMusic Camp. Milota is an nuts, cookies and more. Stay
evaluator for the Certificate after the show and play bingo
of Merit Auditions of the Mu- for the benefit of Friends of
sic Teachers’ Association of Meals on Wheels from 1 to
California. She is also a mem- 2:30 p.m. There is a small fee
ber of the Dalcroze Society to play bingo.
of America and the Berkeley
Fun Day is a free program
Piano Club.
sponsored by the Recreation
Café Mocha will offer a Department and is open to all
wide variety of food items for residents and their guests.
Portrait models needed for class
Men and women are sought to pose in Norman Weiner’s portrait class. The classes are
held Tuesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. in Art Studio
1 at Gateway.
Each segment of posing is 20 minutes, with
a rest in between, during which the model
can view how each artist is proceeding.
No experience is necessary and it’s fun.
There is a payment of $25.
To be considered, write to Weiner at 3108
Rossmoor Parkway No. 3, or call him at 9335182.
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MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES MOVIES
‘The Social Network’ shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday Film Club to
The 2010 drama “The Social Network”
will be shown in Peacock Hall at Gateway
on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.;
Friday, Feb. 18, at 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m.;
and again on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1, 4 and
7 p.m. The showings at 10 and 1 will feature captions as will the Saturday showing
at 4.
Director David Fincher’s biographical drama chronicles the meteoric rise of
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse
Eisenberg) from Harvard sophomore to
Internet superstar, examining his relationships with co-founder Eduardo Saverin
(Andrew Garfield) and Napster founder
Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake). This film
won Golden Globes for best picture and
best director and received Oscar nominations in the same categories and for lead
actor Eisenberg.
This film is 120 minutes long and is rated PG-13. This free program is sponsored
by the Recreation Department and is open
to all residents and their guests.
Sunday’s comedy feature Documentary ‘Unmistaken
is ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Child’ featured Wednesday
The 2002 romantic comedy “Sweet Home Alabama,” starring Reese Witherspoon, will be shown on Sunday, Feb. 20, in
Peacock Hall at Gateway at 4 and 7 p.m. The showing at 4 will
feature language captions.
Abandoning her rural Alabama background and highschool-sweetheart husband (Josh Lucas) in favor of Manhattan’s glamorous social circles, Melanie Smooter-Perry (Witherspoon) adopts a new name to go with her new life. As career
woman Melanie Carmichael, she attracts a handsome Park
Avenue boyfriend (Patrick Dempsey) and things get complicated.
This film is 109 minutes long and is rated PG-13. This free
program is sponsored by the Recreation Department and is
open to all residents and their guests.
End-of-Life Issues group to
show ‘You Don’t Know Jack’
The End-of-Life Issues
(EOLI) group is sponsoring
two showings of the film, “You
Don’t Know Jack,” in Peacock
Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 22 (4
p.m.) and Wednesday, Feb. 23
(1 p.m.).
All residents and their guests
are welcome. Admission is
free to members of EOLI, and
there is a suggested donation
of $1 for nonmembers to defray costs. Membership applications will be available at the
door. Dues, payable to EOLI,
are $10.
This 2009 Emmy-winning
film concerns Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s ground-breaking activism
to legalize assisted hastened
death for the terminally ill.
Kevorkian assembled appa-
ratus that enabled feeble, terminally ill individuals to administer lethal drugs to themselves to hasten their death.
Kevorkian went a step further in the case of an ALS sufferer. Thomas Youk’s paralysis
prevented him from acting on
his own. At Youk’s request,
Kevorkian injected Youk with
lethal drugs. For this act of euthanasia, Kevorkian was found
guilty of second-degree murder and spent eight years in
prison.
Al Pacino won a Golden
Globe award for his depiction
of Kevorkian. Susan Sarandon
and John Goodman play supporting roles.
For information, contact
Evalyn Segal, 705-7124.
The 2008 documentary “Unmistaken Child” will be shown
in Peacock Hall at Gateway on
Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 4 and
7 p.m. The showing at 4 will
feature language captions.
Filmmaker Nati Baratz follows the journey of Tibetan
Buddhist monk Tenzin Zopa
as he travels far and wide to
identify the child who is the
reincarnation of his deceased
master, Lama Konchog. Act-
ing on instructions from the
Dalai Lama, the shy Zopa relies on astrology, dreams and
other signs to locate the child,
knowing that if he succeeds, he
must also convince the boy’s
parents to release their child
into his care.
This film is 104 minutes long
and is not rated. This free program is sponsored by the Recreation Department and is open to
all residents and their guests.
‘Antony and Cleopatra’
aired by Shakespeare Society
By Gene Gordon
Club correspondent
The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society will present the
film “Antony and Cleopatra”
on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m.
in Peacock Hall at Gateway
Clubhouse.
Shakespeare’s epic love story is directed by Trevor Nunn
in this 1975 motion picture of
a Royal Shakespeare Company production.
Roman scenes are in bare,
large, brightly lit, pure white
rooms. Caesar and those around
him wear robes of pure white.
In contrast, Egyptian
scenes are in warm rooms
glowing with gold, with colored fabrics of silk and satin. Music oozes out of harps
and primeval flutes. The
desert’s shimmering heat
reflects the strong emotions
of the tragic drama.
Cleopatra, “the Serpent of
the Nile,” is sensual and alluring as portrayed by SouthAfrican actress Janet Suzman.
Richard Johnson is a lusty and
masculine Marc Antony. Set
against an intensely political
backdrop, their heartbreaking
love story ends in most sublime poetic tragedy.
A Young Patrick Stewart
makes a powerfully dramatic
contribution as Enobarbus.
All the acting (filmed closeup) is superb.
The film is 161 minutes long.
A $1 donation will be requested. All Rossmoor residents and
their guests are welcome.
THE BEST FILMS YOU WILL SEE IN 2011 ARE PLAYING AT THE
EAST BAY INTERNATIONAL
JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 5 -13
Films from Argentina, Belgium,
Denmark, France, Germany, Israel,
Mexico, The Netherlands and the USA
Pleasant Hill CineArts, Contra Costa JCC
Orinda Theatre
For a schedule and to purchase tickets: www.eastbayjewishfilm.org or call 510-318-6456
see ‘Erin
Brockovich’
The film that won Julia
Roberts an Academy Award
for Best Actress will be shown
by the Rossmoor Film Club
on Wednesday, March 2, at 3
p.m. in Peacock Hall at Gateway. The 2000 biographical
drama “Erin Brockovich” is a
little over two hours long and
is rated R.
This drama’s ace in the hole
is Roberts (as Brockovich) who
earns every cent of her $20
million salary as the spirited
heroine. An unemployed twicedivorced mother of three, she
talks her way into a job in the
office of small-time lawyer Ed
Masry, played wonderfully by
Albert Finney.
She stumbles across some
misplaced documents. Intrigued, she investigates, eventually uncovering that PG&E
has wrecked the health of a local community with contaminated water.
Based on a true story, director
Steven Soderbergh’s emotionally rich drama is compulsive
viewing, great performances
and a perfectly pitched script.
This program is free to all
Rossmoorians and their guests.
For information, call Stan Vernon at 939-9173.
Freethinkers
Film Fest
presents
‘The Egyptian’
“The Egyptian” will be
the February movie of the
Freethinkers Film Festival. On
Monday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. the
1954 historical epic will screen
in Peacock Hall at Gateway
Clubhouse.
The stunning story of an
ancient empire rocked by
a new religion takes place
during the reign of “heretic”
Pharaoh Akhenaton of Egypt.
The new young gentle pharaoh
is first observed worshipping
the carved image of the sun.
Akhenaton wishes to rule
Egypt with a far less war-like
approach, based on the worship
of one god. But Akhenaton
loses the military’s support as
his new religion divides the
country.
The all-star cast includes
Gene Tierney, Jean Simmons,
Victor Mature, Michael Wilding,
Edmund Purdom, Peter Ustinov,
John Carradine and others.
In stunning costumes
and with elaborate sets, the
intrigue and drama is played
out in the open-air temple
of Atenand in Akhenaton’s
magnificent palace. Music
is by Edward Herrmann and
Alfred Newman.
All Rossmoor residents and
their guests are welcome.
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RAA presents
film about
Delacroix
The Rossmoor Art Association (RAA) will present a
film about French painter Eugene Delacroix on Wednesday,
March 2, at 1 p.m. in Peacock
Hall at Gateway.
For many lovers of Western
art, the 1830 painting, “Liberty
Leading the People,” remains
the ultimate image of the romantic age.
A contemporary, revolutionary canvas full of color and
movement, it remains the masterpiece of Delacroix – a painter deeply aware of the romantic
spirit of the times.
His respect for old masters
like Rubens was strong, and
his three decades of Parisian
mural work was steeped in the
tradition of the renaissance and
baroque periods.
One short journey to North
Africa also inspired a huge number of memorable canvases that
captured the light of the region
as no artist had done before.
It is suggested that viewers
arrive at 12:50. The doors will
be closed at 1.
Following the showing of
the film, there will be a hospitality gathering in Art Studio 2
at Gateway.
For information, call Norman Weiner at 933-5182.
EYE O N DVDS
“Angry Harvest”
Of interest
By R.S. Korn
There are several incongruities, inconsistencies and implausibilities in this film and yet there is a story at the center
of it that is compelling, one that is excellently acted. It is set
in Silesia, a German-speaking area of Poland during World
War II. On a transport train, the voice of a woman and a
child are heard as the woman tells her little girl that she must
leave her doll behind, that they are going to jump off and go
back home to Vienna.
A middle-aged Polish farmer, Leon (Armin MuellerStael) has never had a relationship with a woman and confesses his sexual sins to his local priest who counsels him
to marry. Leon finds a woman hiding in his wood, huddled
in a fur coat, starving and ill. Though he knows that houses are burned where Jews are found and suspects that she
is Jewish and that it is dangerous for him to shelter her, he
takes her to his home and fixes a bed for her in the basement. For some time she has a high fever and is almost
delirious. Eventually he learns her name, Rosa (Elizabeth
Trieste) and that she escaped from the Germans. As she
recovers, it becomes apparent that she is beautiful. Caring
for her, he falls in love.
She reveals that her father, mother, sister and little girl
are all dead, that she fell behind her husband in the escape.
Concerned that he will be looking for her and won’t find
her because she is hidden, she wants to leave Leon’s home.
He, knowing what will befall her if she is caught, suggests a
signal. He will tie a shawl that her husband had given her to
a tree in the wood, and when he sees that, he will know she
is nearby. When he later finds that the scarf is knotted, Leon
realizes that this is the counter signal, but he never tells her.
The central drama concerns their convoluted and emotionally extreme relationship that takes place within the
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for me to scrape, sponge, and sanitize in hot soapy water.
Occasionally one or two of Chef John’s knives would mistakenly make their way to my sink. At first I thought I was supposed
to clean them. But I was quickly educated. I can still hear John
roaring above the relentless clamor of the kitchen, “Don’t touch
my knives.”
Utterly guileless, I took to propping a book of poetry above my
sink, something to read while I scoured my pots. I didn’t see anything unusual about this – after all, I was a student of literature
– but I slowly came to realize that my behavior had created a stir
in the kitchen. It wasn’t just the poetry; no other pot washer had
lasted more than a week in the recent history of the inn. Someone
told me I displayed a Zen-like attitude of humility toward my
menial job. I wasn’t sure what that meant.
Chef John started treating me with atypical kindness. Others
in the kitchen staff took to stopping by my station to say hello.
(I particularly enjoyed visits from lovely female servers.) People
seemed amazed that I could tolerate my work. Actually, I loved it.
It was completely physical, it put me directly in the center of the
action – the chefs’ station – and gave me a chance to read poetry.
What more can a summer job offer?
constricted atmosphere of Leon’s house. Some attention is
also paid to the outside world, the village with its past economic and social strata that have been upended by the war.
The property of well-to-do Jews has been confiscated. Those
who haven’t yet been seized are in hiding and trying to sell
anything they can to get cash so that they can try to somehow
escape or pay for being hidden.
Yet, the war seems distant, something that really doesn’t
interfere in ordinary life. On the farm there is milk, honey
and a whole-roasted goose to eat. There is an episode about
delivering a package for the underground, but the arrangements are conducted rather openly. Generally there seems
to be an atmosphere of easy tolerance for the reality of the
German occupation and its treatment of the Jews, which some
just accept and others benefit from.
Although Leon attended a seminary for two years and only
left because his father died and he had to take over the farm,
he apparently had never heard about the Old Testament or
that Jesus was himself a Jew, as were the apostles. When Rosa
tells him of this, it comes as a great shock. This is one problem with the film.
Another example is that at the beginning of the film Leon
visits a Mrs. Kaminska and her daughter where, before the
war, he had been a mere stable hand on their estate and his
father before him the groom. He finds them living in a shack
in a nearby town. Then, later in the film, he gets news that
Mrs. Kaminska has died and has named him in her will to
care for her beautiful adult daughter. They were presumably
in hiding because they were Jews, but nothing has changed,
the war is still ongoing, so there is no reason offered as to
why the daughter would now feel it was safe for her to return
as she does.
The film has an interesting setting, pacing and drama and
demands some suspension of disbelief, but it was nominated
for an Oscar in 1986.
This 1985 German drama is not rated and is available on
Netflix.
11th Annual
Generations In Jazz Festival
Featuring
THE BIG BAND OF ROSSMOOR
and
THE CONNOR ANDERSON SEXTET
March 10 7:30 p.m. at Del Valle Clubhouse
Tickets: $5 in advance at
Gateway Clubhouse 1 to 4PM
Mar 7, 8 or 9
or $10 at the door
Sponsored by: Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage,
Generations In Jazz Foundation
Shuttle service available from Gateway to Del Valle and back starting at 6:30 PM
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International Jewish Film Festival will show
independent films in Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek
With the words “See a
Film, See the World,” the East
Bay International Jewish Film
Festival launches its 16th year
of bringing international and
independent film to Contra
Costa and Tri-Valley.
The festival will screen
films at the CineArts in Pleasant Hill from March 5 through
March 10 and the Orinda Theatre on March 12 and 13 in addition to screenings in Walnut
Creek and Livermore.
Opening the festival on Saturday, March 5 at CineArts at
7 p.m. will be “Bride Flight,” a
romantic epic from the Netherlands co-starring Rutger
Hauser. This Dutch film follows three young women who
leave Holland for New Zealand
where they hope to build better
lives with their fiancés.
This screening will be
followed by the award-winning documentary, “Precious
Life,” which tells the story
of Mohammed Abu Mustafa,
a Palestinian infant who suffers from a genetic disorder
of his immune system that often leads to death. This film
is among 15 documentaries
from around the world that
are up for best documentary
at the Academy Awards.
This year’s festival will
also include a conversation
with Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi (“Walk on Water,” “Late
The drama “Berlin `36” shows March 6 as part of the International Jewish Film Festival.
Marriage”), who will be interviewed by Peter Crooks of
Diablo Magazine on Sunday,
March 6, at 7 p.m. The interview will be followed by a
screening of “Walk on Water,”
a thriller set in Germany and
in Israel.
Other films include the
French tense crime thriller
“Comme Les Cinq Doigts De
La Main (Five Brothers) and
Anita,” a cinematic gem from
Argentina. Another Spanish
language film is “Cinco Dias
Sin Nora” (Nora’s Will), a
Mexican black comedy about
recipes, secrets and an ex-wife
who continues to mischievously control her former husband
even after her death.
“Berlin ’36,” a powerful
drama, captures the heartbreak of the real-life story
of Gretz Germann, a Jewish
athlete who fights to compete
in the 1936 Olympic Games
in Berlin. This film will be
shown on March 6, at 1:30
p.m. at CineArts.
The festival will feature 51
screenings from Great Britain, France, Germany, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, Belgium,
Denmark, the United States
and Israel and is presented by
the Jewish Federation of the
East Bay.
For the complete line-up
or to purchase tickets, go to
www.eastbayjewishfilm.org or
call 510-318-645.
Comedians make their appearance in Rossmoor
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North America for over 14 years, including
audiences of more than 10,000 people at the
ARCO Arena in Sacramento and the Anaheim
Convention Center. His down-to-earth style and
resemblance to popular TV characters has led
to great shows at clubs, colleges and corporate
functions.
He won the 2003 Comedian of the Year in
the SF Bay Area Cabaret Competition.
Capozzola is a San Francisco-based comedian and cartoonist. His cartoon, “Surveillance
Caricatures” appears each Thursday in the San
Francisco Chronicle‘s 96 Hours section. He has
contributed to Mad Magazine, the New York
Times and National Lampoon.
Each year, Capozzola produces and hosts the
Cartoon Art Museum’s annual Comics for Comix comedy fundraiser which he conceived as
well.
Born and raised in New York, Capozzola subsisted on comic books and chocolate until he
took up comedy and caffeine. He created his own
comedy studies major while at Ithaca College.
Tickets for this event are $10 in advance at
the Excursion Desk or $15 at the door. This
event is an Esses Production and is sponsored
by the Recreation Department.
‘The Girl From Paris’ shown
by Foreign Film Fans Monday
The Foreign Film Fans Club will present the French film
“The Girl From Paris.” The first showing is Monday, Feb. 21,
at 4 p.m.; the second showing will be Sunday, Feb. 27, at 7
p.m. Both showings are in Peacock Hall.
Thirty-year-old Parisienne computer programmer and
teacher, Sadrine (actress Mathilde Seigner), leaves the city
to make a lifelong dream come true. Wanting to be a farmer,
she goes to rural France and meets Adrien, an elderly goat
farmer (played by Michel Serrault). He reluctantly agrees to
give Sadrine a year’s trial at his lonely mountain homestead
farmhouse.
With untiring energy, she takes over the farm with her
own goat-raising innovations, far succeeding Adrien’s expectations. Sadrine adds income to the farm by opening up a
tourist bed and breakfast, putting on elementary school field
trips, and selling goat cheese over the Internet. However,
winter brings conflicts between the two characters.
Nominated for two Cesar Awards in France, including best
first feature film, “The Girl From Paris” was a box office hit.
Christian Canon makes his directorial debut in this touching
story set in the spectacular landscape of the Rhone Alps. He
presents the beauty and hardship of rural French life as two
people of differing backgrounds face the challenges of sacrifice, birth, death and an evolving friendship.
For information about the Foreign Film Fans Club, contact
Mabel Chew at 935-7664.
Shamrock Ball hosted
by Penguin Dance Club
The Penguin Dance Club’s
Shamrock Ball dinner-dance
is on Saturday, March 12, in
the Fireside Room at Gateway.
The social hour begins at 6
p.m., and will feature a fully
hosted bar with Ced Ferrett
and his crew serving beverages. Appetizers will be served,
and will include stuffed mushrooms, meatballs and baconcheese sourdough melts.
Dinner will be served at 7
p.m. by Simple Elegance Catering. Entree choices are marinated grilled tri-tip, grilled
salmon with tangy mango salsa or vegetarian stuffed portobello mushroom.
Also included in the menu
are a mixed greens salad,
grilled asparagus and scalloped potatoes. Dessert will
be cheesecake with raspberry
sauce, and will be accompanied by decaffeinated coffee
and hot tea. Red and white
wine will be on each table.
Entertainment for the evening will be performed by
the Manny Gutierrez Quartet,
who will play a variety of music for listening and dancing.
Creative decorations by Barrie
Elrod and her assistants will
be on display.
The cost is $60 per mem-
ber couple, or $75 per guest
couple. Reservation checks,
payable to the Penguin Dance
Club, should be mailed to Sally
Kennedy, 1114 Skycrest Drive
No. 3. Note entree choices on
the check.
Reservations must be received by Friday, Feb. 25. Couples who wish to sit together
must submit their checks together.
Guests are welcome, if
space is available. Couples on
the waiting list are invited as
guests, and member couples
may invite one guest couple
per dance. For information
about this dance, call Kennedy
at 934-7720.
Dress for the evening is formal. The attire for women is a
long gown, cocktail dress or
elegant pants ensemble. Men’s
attire is a tuxedo, dinner jacket
or a dark suit with a white shirt
and dark bow tie.
The Penguin Dance Club is
the only formal dance club in
Rossmoor. Its members meet
new friends, enjoy excellent food
and listen and dance to great music in a beautiful setting.
To obtain an application
and be placed on the membership waiting list, contact Julie
or Len Desman at 934-5614
Jazz presented Wednesday
in the Sierra Room, Del Valle
Continued from page 20
The club has established a fund for Jim Rothermel who will be
going through intensive medical treatment. Rothermel has entertained the group for many year with his exceptional musical talent and professionalism. Those who wish to make a contribution
may do so at the February event.
To receive free digital service, order a convertor box or
discuss ongoing customer service issues with Comcast,
Rossmoor residents should call the following number
for help specific to Rossmoor:
1-800-407-2997
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Sign up now Young choral music group Nova to perform at Gateway
for annual
Flea Market
The Rossmoor Activities
Council, in cooperation with
the Recreation Department, will
be hosting the annual Activities
Council Flea Market on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the Gateway Clubhouse area.
There will be tables in the Fireside Room and the Oak Room
and the studios will be open.
Gently used items, collectibles, household items, antiques, and hand-made items
will be allowed for sale. Selling items for the benefit of
Rossmoor clubs and organizations is also acceptable.
Start cleaning out those
closets and garages and take
advantage of this opportunity
to sell those items no longer
wanted or needed.
Registration forms are now
available at the Excursions
Desk at Gateway.
Flea market participation is
limited to Rossmoor residents
and organizations. Nonresident
vendors are not permitted. Space
is limited for this event and tables
will be assigned on a first-come,
first-serve basis.
Registration will remain open
until all spots are taken. Table
costs are as follows: card table:
$10, six-foot table: $20, 12-foot
table $30. Checks are to be made
payable to the Activities Council.
The young choral music
group Nova will perform on
Friday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. in the
Fireside Room at Gateway.
Nova is the advanced
treble choir of Cantare Children’s Choirs of Oakland, an
outreach program bringing
music education and performance opportunities to
underserved neighborhoods
of Oakland. Nova brings
together 30 students from
12 middle and high schools
in Oakland to perform advanced repertoire in a variety of styles.
This year’s repertoire
includes folk songs from
around the world, Broadway
show tunes, gospel, pop and
works by several well-known
choral composers and the
premiere of two new choral works. Last year, Nova
participated in the world
premiere of “Measuring the
Nova children’s chorus will perform in the Fireside Room at Gateway.
Holy,” by Lee Kesselman.
This season, Nova will
perform in a special concert
series with the San Francisco
Chamber Orchestra as well as
performing for the inaugural
ceremony for Mayor Elect Jean
Quan, the Oakland City Council and School Board members
at the Fox Theater in January.
Nova is one of several youth
groups that are supported by
the parent group, Cantare Con
Vivo. By financially and educationally supporting the Cantare
Children’s Choirs of Oakland,
over 1,300 school children are
being immersed in weekly
music education classes and
performance opportunities
throughout the year. This exposure would not be available
without the support made possible by Cantare Con Vivo. The
Nova choir is the advanced
group that comes from this
experience.
This concert will allow
the students to gain performance experience, which is
indispensable to their growth
and confidence. This free
concert is sponsored by the
Recreation Department and
is open to all residents and
their guests.
Opera/Ballet Club adds ‘Aida’ to its February film schedule
By Gene Gordon
Club correspondent
The Opera/Ballet Club is adding an
extra film to its February schedule. On
Monday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. “Aida” will
be screened in Peacock Hall at Gateway
Clubhouse.
In 2001, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Verdi’s death, a remarkable
production of Verdi’s best-known opera
was staged in a theater in Busseto, Italy.
Busseto is the little farming town in which
the great composer was born, and its theater is the tiny Teatro Giuseppe Verdi.
What – the grandest of all grand operas
on the smallest of stages? Can there be an
“Aida” without camels, elephants and triumphal march? Yes, and it works wonderfully.
Franco Zeffirelli is the director and
stage designer. Sets are stunningly beautiful and the historically accurate costumes
are sublime. The brilliant lead singers
– young and very attractive – fully look
their parts.
The focus is not on spectacle but on
character. The result is a very immediate,
very intimate performance, which is profoundly moving.
All Rossmoor residents and their guests
are welcome to attend this unusual production of “Aida.” A $1 donation will be requested and a door prize will be awarded.
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Gere Foley provides music
for Fourth Sunday Dance
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Art Association elects new officers
The new officers and committee chairpersons of the Rossmoor Art Association are, seated
from left, art studio exhibits, Carol Terry; vice president, Carol Sherwood; recording secretary, Carol Curran; treasurer, Caria Grant; excursions, Bobbie Burgess; and outside exhibits,
Nancy Power Meaden; and standing, Barbara Sidley; properties, Sy Rosenberg; publicity, Betsy
Livengood; programs, Norman Weiner; lockers, Louise Lee; excursions, Alan Garelick; library,
Richard McKinley; library co-chair, Kitty Diepenbrock; membership, Rosemarie Krovoza; and
lockers, Chuck Shaddle. President Shirla Archibald Klenk, Corresponding Secretary Eloise
Gahl, class coordinator, Nan Lovington, and membership roster, Tracy Downing; and hospitality, Gerri Lum were not available for the photo.
POETRY CORNER
F RO M T H E RO S S M O O R P O E T RY C I RC L E
Read a Poem Aloud
By William Lu
1. Poetry differs from prose in the emotional weight
2. of its content and its sound pattern.
3. A poet’s ear, the same as a composer’s, is attuned to the
sound of words.
4. The principle of empathy lies at the heart of poetry.
5. A trained interpreter has the knowledge and control of
vocal quality.
6. Poetry, through condensation, leaves much unsaid.
7. The poet should select every word with utmost care.
8. The condensation grinds and hones the emotional level
tight,
9. and allows the poem to move concurrently on several
levels.
10. Poetry is the particular province of oral interpretation,
11. as it reaches its ultimate objectives only when read
aloud.
About the poet: William Lu was appointed deputy council
to the Chinese Consulate in San Francisco in 1949. After several years of service he resigned his duty and decided to stay in
the United States. He returned to college to study mathematics
and statistics, which led to work in the Stanford Research Institute as an analyst. At Rossmoor, he is a member of the Chinese
Association, the Poetry Circle and the Shakespeare Society.
Gail Enright
presents fourweek tango class
Residents are invited to learn
the tango with instructor Gail
Enright starting Wednesday,
March 2. The four-week
Wednesday class, which runs
through March 23, will be held
from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the
Shasta Room (upstairs) at Del
Valle Clubhouse.
All
steps
are
prechoreographed and cued
– suitable for complete
beginners. An instructional
CD will also be available, for
a small charge, with music and
choreography to use for athome practice. The first dance
will be “Hernando’s Tango.”
Enright is a well-known
Bay Area dance instructor and
president of the San Francisco
Waltzing Society. She also
offers private instruction.
For
information,
call
Enright at 284-1003 or email
[email protected]
Consider carpooling to
popular Gateway
and Del Valle events.
Guests of the Fourth Sunday Dance on Feb. 27 will be
greeted by the club’s welcoming hosts and will enjoy the
dance rhythms by emcee and
disc jockey, Gere Foley. The
dance runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
at Del Valle Clubhouse.
Foley’s music covers a variety of all the Latin favorites as
well as the waltz, fox trot, East
Coast and West Coast swing,
the cha cha, tango and samba.
For each dance, gentlemen
hosts ask single women to
dance, just as the major steamship lines do. This format has
been successful in the interest
of good camaraderie and to
break the ice.
More people are dancing
and enjoying the music. A
special invitation is extended
to people with mobility problems who might enjoy the
music, the camaraderie and
watching the dancing. There
is no charge for these guests
and their caregivers.
The club’s hospitality extends to the provision of soft
drinks, door prizes and setups
for the guests’ drinks. The cost
is $3 per person.
The aim of the club is to pro-
Carol Harper and Joe Starr at
a Fourth Sunday dance.
vide the sounds of the big bands,
a great dance floor and the ambience of an upscale cabaret
or an ocean liner. Single men
especially are urged to attend.
Newcomers to Rossmoor are in
for a welcome and the opportunity to meet new people.
For information, call President Diane Goldsmith at 9445070. Goldsmith is finishing
her 12 years as president of the
club and will continue to be
president in 2011.
Town Hall Theatre presents
classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’
March 2011 marks the 100th birthday of playwright Tennessee Williams, and in recognition, Town Hall Theatre will present
“The Glass Menagerie,” one of his most memorable dramas about
American families. The play will run Feb. 19 through March 19
at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette.
Against the backdrop of a 1930s St. Louis tenement house,
the members of the Wingfield family struggle with questions of
loyalty and expectation, loss and hope. The Shellie-nominated
Susannah Martin directs this classic.
Heidi Abbott (Amanda) returns to Town Hall after playing
“Martha” in its production of “The Children’s Hour.” She was
last seen in Diablo Actors Ensemble’s “Hold Please.”
Aleph Ayin (Tom) is co-founder of “onebody works,” an ensemble-based physical theater company in Ashville, N.C., and a
member of “The Diaspora Intiative.”
El Beh (Laura) teamed up with director Susannah Martin earlier this season for Mugwumpin’s “Get This Go,” as well as Shotgun Players’ BATCC-nominated “Three Penny Opera.”
To purchase tickets, call 283-1557.
Poetry Circle meets next month
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will meet on Monday, March
7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Ivy
Room of Dollar Clubhouse.
Participants are asked to
bring 20 copies of a poem
written by them or another
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The Circle exists to read and
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New members are welcome.
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Monthly Rossmoor square Big Band of Rossmoor will play on the
dance held at Hillside
opening night of Lafayette Jazz Festival
All residents and their
guests are invited to Rossmoor’s monthly square dance,
sponsored by the Rossmoor
Square Dance Club, on the
fi rst Monday of every month.
The next dance will be held
on Monday, March 7, from 7 to
8:30 p.m. in the Las Trampas
Room at Hillside Clubhouse.
Square dance experience is
not required and singles and
couples are welcome.
The first half hour is devoted to learning a few basic
square dance patterns. During the second half, dancers
will apply what they’ve just
learned. Experienced dancers
are on hand as partners when
needed.
Dress is casual or western
style and the cost is $5 per
person.
Bert Swerer is the square
dance caller.
For information, contact
Jay Rosenthal at 943-7173 (or
[email protected]) or Ruth
Koehler at 930-9635.
Classes are offered in
portrait and figure drawing
Taught by Norman Weiner
The Rossmoor Art Association (RAA) offers classes
in portrait and figure drawing.
Both courses are taught by
Norman Weiner, a graduate of
Chouinard Art Institute, Los
Angeles.
Weiner has studied with
many world-renowned artists.
His paintings, drawings, etchings, sculptures and prints are
in hundreds of collections and
he has operated galleries and
studios in Los Angeles and
Sausalito.
Portraits
The portrait-drawing class
is a six-week course where
participants will learn how
to capture likenesses of both
males and females from live
models.
At the beginning of each
class, the instructor will give
a demonstration, and then he
will help students individually. Beginners and advanced
participants are welcomed.
Everyone will proceed at their
own pace and ability.
The Tuesday classes will
begin on March 8 and end on
April 12. Classes are from 1
to 4 p.m. in Art Studio 2 at
Gateway. The fee is $50.
The initial suggested art
supplies are: an 11-inch by
14-inch sketchpad, 2B and 4B
graphite pencils and a kneaded eraser. Any additional material will be announced during the class.
Figure drawing
Learn how to draw the human figure in classes on Fridays, March 11 through April
15, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Art
Studio 2 at Gateway. The nonrefundable fee is $95.
The human figure has always been revered as symbol
of perfection since the time of
ancient Greeks. Students will
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enjoy learning to draw the human body in its various shapes
and positions through the process of observation and training with emphasis on how to
draw what the eye sees.
Live professional female
and male models are used in
the class. Everyone will work
at their own pace and ability.
Beginners and advanced students are welcome.
The beginning art supplies are: a 12-inch by 18-inch
sketch pad, 2 and 4b graphite
pencils and a kneaded eraser.
Any additional supplies will be
announced during the class.
Registration
Each class is limited to 16
students, so early registration is recommended. The
cutoff date for registration is
Wednesday, March 2.
Registration checks, payable to RAA, should be mailed
to Weiner at 3108 Rossmoor
Parkway No. 3. There are no
refunds.
Be sure to include a telephone number and note the
title of the class.
Nonmembers of the RAA
must join to take classes.
Membership is $8 for an individual and $10 for couples.
Send a separate check, payable
to RAA, to RAA, P.O. Box
2070, Walnut Creek 94595.
Note on the check that it is for
membership.
For information, call Weiner at 933-5182.
The opening night of the
Lafayette Jazz Festival, presented by Generations in Jazz
Foundation, will feature the
Connor Anderson Sextet and
the Big Band of Rossmoor on
Thursday, March 10, at 7:30
p.m. at Del Valle Clubhouse.
The festival also features
Grammy winner Tom Scott
with other local jazz greats
on Friday, March 11, at 7:30
p.m.; Erik Jekabson Quintet
on Saturday, March 12, at
7:30 p.m.; and Contra Costa
County Middle School Honor
Jazz Band and Contra Costa
County High School Honor
Jazz Band on Sunday, March
13, at 6:30 p.m. These performances will be at Acalanes
Performing Arts Center.
The Connor Anderson Sextet features students from all
the local high schools, ages
14 through 16. These gifted
young musicians represent the
generations in their presentation of the original American
art form of jazz. Next, the Big
Band of Rossmoor takes over
the band stand and incorporates a multi-generational
approach to all the big band
Young musicians play in the Big Band of Rossmoor and will be
part of the multi-generational show on March 10.
favorites.
Director Mo Levich and codirector and arranger, Frank
Como, will put the big band
through the paces as the generations bridge the gap and
perform together.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold in advance
from 1 to 4 p.m. at Gateway
Clubhouse on March 7, 8 and
9. Tickets are $10 at the door
on March 10.
Parking shuttles (both di-
rections) will be available
between Gateway Clubhouse
parking area and the Del
Valle venue from 6:30 until
about 10 p.m. on March 10.
The Big Band of Rossmoor
is sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage.
For information on the
four-day jazz festival, call
the Lafayette Chamber of
Commerce at 284-7404 or
visit the website at www.lafayettechamber.org.
JCC presents ‘Exploring Opera: A Director’s
Journey’ with special guest Lotfi Mansouri
The Jewish Community
Center (JCC) opera class will
present, “Exploring Opera:
A Director’s Journey,” with
Lotfi Mansouri, an acclaimed
worldwide general director of
opera houses, on Thursday,
Feb. 24, from 9:30 to 11:30
a.m.
The JCC is located at 2071
Tice Valley Blvd., just outside
the Rossmoor gate.
The cost is $17 for JCC
members and $22 for the
Hootenanny
comes back
Hootenanny members are
singing again now that leader
Janet Mullin is better. The
group meets Tuesdays from
3 to 4:30 p.m. in a new location — the lobby of Waterford
North. Park in visitor parking or in the nearby Del Valle
parking lot.
Members sing just for fun
and some bring their guitar,
harmonica or auto harp to accompany the singing.
For information, call Mullin
at 933-9071.
public. Refreshments will be
served.
In this multimedia meetthe-author event, Mansouri
will discuss his career in opera and his autobiography,
“Lotfi Mansouri: An Operatic
Journey.”
Mansouri has led a life of
artistic influence in Europe
and across the United States,
including such appointments
as resident stage director and
guest stage director. He became the general director of
the Canadian Opera Company
in 1971. Mansouri left in 1988
and became the general director of the San Francisco Opera.
He stepped down in 2001.
Join popular Bay Area Opera instructor James Sokol on
a behind-the-scenes journey
to engage Mansouri through
an in-person interview, video
performance clips, a reading
from his autobiography and an
audience question-and-answer
period.
Attendees may bring a copy
of Mansouri’s book for an autograph.
For information, call 9387800 ext. 239.
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Balance, vision and opportunity are the Nan Lovington will
topics for the Heather Farm Senior Forum teach a watercolor class
The third annual “The Best Is Yet to Be” forum is Friday, Feb. 18, with topics for seniors
that range from healthy vision and balance in
life to making the best of the years that are left.
In addition, community theater veteran Bill
Oakley of Rossmoor will portray George Burns,
who expressed thoughts and ideas about aging
as a performer and author of 10 books.
The forum is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heather
Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos
Drive, Walnut Creek. The nonprofit Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging is the sponsor and
will donate proceeds to the Walnut Creek Seniors Club.
A free senior information fair will be held
concurrently. Sixteen exhibitors will describe
their varied services, and furnish prizes, pam-
phlets and gifts next door to the forum.
The speakers include Judy Weitzner, a County Office on Aging retiree and producer of the
“Senior Information Journal” TV show. She will
suggest ideas for making the best of the years
remaining.
Fredette Pardini, retired County Medical
Center volunteer services director, will discuss
achieving a balanced life. Alexandria Kent will
describe the Civic Ventures “Purpose Prize.” Dr.
Roderick Keener will describe recent optometry
progress leading to healthier vision. Former columnist Ted Fuller will tell how memoir writing
leads to benefits for the writer.
Lunch is included in the $25 admission. For
tickets at the door, the admission is $30. To register, go to www.dv-fa.org or call 945-8040.
Antiques Club visits Oakland Museum, stores
The Antiques Club will visit
the Oakland Museum of California on Wednesday, Feb. 23.
The bus will begin boarding
at Gateway Clubhouse at 10
a.m. and will leave promptly at
10:15, and return to Rossmoor
at about 5:15 p.m.
There will be a one-hour
docent-led tour of the History
Gallery with time for members to tour on their own. This
is the only museum devoted
to the art history, culture and
natural environment of California. It reopened last spring
with entirely refurbished, newly installed galleries. Elevators
are available.
After touring the museum,
members will board the bus
for Mexacali Rose for lunch.
Luncheon choices are beef or
chicken enchilada, tostada salad or chiles rellenos. Dessert,
coffee, tea or soft drinks are
included. A vegetarian entrée
may be requested.
Next, the group will visit antique shops at Ashby and Adeline streets in Berkeley. Stops
will include Jack’s Antiques,
which focuses on early American furniture; Thomas Livingston Antiques, specializing
in English and American furniture along with Staffordshire
ceramics, mirrors, chandeliers
and paintings; Lacis Museum
of Lace and Textiles; and the
Katz Shop, which includes
vintage and antique items.
The cost for this membersonly tour is $45. The reservation deadline is Thursday, Feb.
17, or until the bus is filled.
Reservations will be made in
the order received. Refunds
will not be given after the reservation deadline.
Send reservation checks,
payable to the Antiques Club,
to Hansji Van Ardenne, 656
Terra California Drive, No. 1.
Indicate choice of entrée on the
check. Do not put checks in the
club mailbox at Gateway. For
cancellations or to be put on a
waiting list, call Van Ardenne
at 256-9247.
Nan Lovington will teach a
class on watercolor beginning
Monday, Feb. 28, from 1 p.m.
to 4 in Studio 1 at Gateway.
The class sponsored by the
Rossmoor Art Association will
continue for six weeks.
Lovington graduated from
UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and worked
in the Bay Area as an interior
designer for many years. After
taking a course in watercolors
at the University of Hawaii,
she made watercolor her chosen medium. Since then she
has attended numerous workshops with nationally recognized watercolor artists and
has taught watercolor classes
and mixed media workshops
in past years.
All levels of artistic skill
are welcome. The fee for this
class is $50 and membership
in the Rossmoor Art Association (RAA) is required. Annual dues for membership are
$8 for individuals and $10 for
couples.
“Winter’s End” by Nan Lovington
Make all checks payable to
RAA with separate checks for
the class fee and for membership and mail to Nan Lovington, 1009 Canyonwood Court
No. 1. For a supply list and information, call Lovington at
930-6503.
International Club celebrates
Tahiti next week at Del Valle
The Rossmoor International Club’s focus is on the cuisine,
culture, music and dance of Tahiti at its first party of 2011 on
Saturday, Feb. 26, in the Sierra Room of the Del Valle Clubhouse.
The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 and entertainment at 7.
The cuisine of Tahiti, and indeed of all of French Polynesia, is
characterized by a fusion of French and Polynesian food. Thus,
the menu of this Tahiti evening will feature appropriate hors
d’oeuvres; a tropical salad; coq au vin,( a traditional savory combination of chicken braised in wine); asparagus hollandaise; rice
pilaf; rolls; and, for a Polynesian touch, a side portion of poisson
cru. Dessert will be pineapple upside-down cake. There will also
be wine on the table as well as coffee and tea.
The evening’s entertainment of Tahitian history, culture, music
and dance will be by Te Mana o te Ra (“The energy of the sun”),
a Walnut Creek-based dance group with 36 years of experience in
the performance of Tahiti-related cultural entertainment throughout the West, and overseas.
The cost of the evening dinner and entertainment is $26
per person for members and $29 for nonmembers. Reservation
checks may be sent to Aster Yamagata, 2169 Ptarmigan Drive
No. 1. Checks may also be put in an envelope marked “reservations” and placed in the club’s mailbox at Gateway. Deadline for
reservations is Tuesday, Feb. 22.
FRIDAY LUNCH
I N
R O S S M O O R
Menu for Feb. 25
Call 988-7703 for a reservation
Friday Lunch is served at a suggested
donation of $2. Deli bags are provided for
an additional suggested donation of $2. You
must attend Friday Lunch to get your deli bag.
Deli bags must be ordered in advance. Lunch
is served at 11:30 a.m. at Hillside. Reserve a
space for Friday Lunch in person right after
lunch for the following week’s lunch or call
988-7703 no later than Wednesday by noon. To cancel a reservation, call 988-7703. Please leave name and phone number when
cancelling. If you are unable to make lunch, cancel your reservation so another resident can take your place.
The menu:
Stuffed peppers; mixed vegetables; scalloped potatoes; wholewheat bread; and cherry gelatin with pears.
Options
Hamburger plate or chef’s salad. Please specify the entree of your
choice; otherwise, you will receive the menu item for that day.
Deli bag:
The deli bag for Feb. 25 features a corned-beef sandwich on
rye bread; potato salad; tomato juice; and tropical fruit.
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Boomers will watch the
Bead class taught in the Lapidary Studio
Academy Awards together
The Boomers Forever Academy Awards party will be held
Sunday, Feb. 27, in the Diablo Room at Hillside. The doors open
at 3:30 p.m. Bring friends and watch the pre-show and the Oscars
on a big screen.
Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $5 for members
with potluck contribution, $8 for guests with potluck contribution
and $20 for anyone without a potluck contribution. Bring either
the beverage of choice or ready-to-serve fi nger food (appetizer,
side dish, dessert, etc. to serve six) to share.
Partygoers are encouraged (though not required), to get in
the spirit of the event by dressing in their most glittery finery, or
by spoofing Oscar attire, or by dressing as their favorite star or
screen character. Attendees will be able to walk the club’s red
carpet and there will be awards for those with the most glamorous outfit, the glitziest garb, and those who look most like their
favorite star or screen character.
Anyone who wants to volunteer to help with the event should
contact Eva King at 368-8251 or [email protected]
There will be a raffle at the party to benefit the club’s 2011
fund to buy Safeway gift cards for needy neighbors. Raffle tickets
are $1 each or 10 for $5. Prizes will include gift cards from Amazon and area merchants, bottles of wine and more.
The club holds free weekly Schmoozes where all Boomer-age
residents are invited to socialize. Schmoozes are held at the Redwood Room each Wednesday evening from 6:30-9:30. Bring a
glass and either a beverage or finger food to share.
Nonmembers generally join the club after attending one or two
Schmoozes. Members receive discounted admission to all club
events.
Boomers Forever is a social club for singles and couples born
in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s. Members can be singles or couples (for
couples, at least one must be of baby boomer age).
Membership renewals and new memberships are $10 per person and can be paid at any event or Schmooze or mailed to the
address noted below.
New members must complete a membership form (available in
the club mailbox or at Schmoozes), and submit it with their payment by either mailing it to Boomers Forever, 1001 Golden Rain
Road; dropping it off in the Boomers’ mailbox at Gateway; or
bringing it to a Schmooze. Do not mail or drop off cash.
News and information about Boomers Forever can be found
online at the club chat board. To subscribe to the chat board,
send an e-mail to [email protected] The
chat board allows individuals to post information about casual
get-togethers, display pictures from events, find sources for fun
activities, and/or ask for referrals to pet-sitters, repair persons,
etc. It is not necessary to be a Boomers Forever member to join
the chat board.
The Rossmoor Lapidary
Club will be sponsoring a
bead necklace class on Thursday, March 24, from 9 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. in the Lapidary
Studio at Gateway Complex.
Instructor is Pat Ringen.
The cost of the class is $20
per person for club members
and $25 per person for nonmembers, and it includes the
findings and wire to complete an 18 to 20-inch necklace and access to any tools
required to complete a necklace. The class fee does not
include the cost of bead purchases.
A sign-up sheet is available at the Lapidary Studio.
The class is designed to
The Tuesday Morning Forum
at the Contra Costa Jewish
Community Center (JCC) will
feature Dr. Irwin Tallarico, on
Feb. 22, at 10 a.m.
Residents and the public
are invited to learn about
“Casablanca,” a classic film
that won several Oscars for the
producer, director and writer.
Tallarico will show clips
and lead a discussion that will
center on the Jewish connection
to the film.
UFA was a German film
studio largely run by Jewish
directors, producers, actors
and musicians between 1925
and 1939. The first film noir
“The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,”
and the first horror film “M,”
starring Peter Lorre, were
produced there.
When the Nazis came
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the Lapidary Club. Examples
of her finished products are
on display in the window of
the Lapidary Studio.
Membership in the Lapidary Club is open and available to any Rossmoor resident
who has the desire to learn
lapidary skills. The club has
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stones, fuse glass and create
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jewelry items. During open
hours the Lapidary Studio is
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new members who want to
learn and enhance their skills.
For information about the
class and the club, call Ringen at 280-1575.
JCC speaker discusses the Jewish connection
to the film ‘Casablanca” Tuesday morning
Mystery Book Club discusses Harvey
John Harvey is the author
chosen for this month’s Mystery Book Club meeting on
Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in
the Ivy Room at Dollar.
The British author received
the Silver Dagger and U.S.
Barry Awards for the first of
his Frank Elder series of mysteries. These mysteries featured Inspector Charlie Resnick. Harvey is also a poet and
a teacher.
New members are welcome,
even if they have not read the
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teach students how to create wearable jewelry. Students may bring their own
beads – whether it’s vintage
or costume jewelry -- or they
may select something from
Ringen’s bead collection.
She has beads made of stone,
glass, brass and silver. Pricing is determined by the type
of bead.
The bead class will not
cover knotting techniques
used specifically to create
pearl necklaces.
Ringen is a Rossmoor resident who has been creating
one-of-a-kind necklaces for
over 10 years and regularly
sells her artistic creations at
Rossmoor events and through
to power, almost all left
for Hollywood. Except for
Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid
Bergman, Sidney Greenstreet
and Dooly, all of the actors
were from UFA.
Tallarico has bachelor’s
and master’s degrees from
UC Berkeley and a doctorate’s
from the University of San
Francisco. He has been an
educator at all levels in public
schools for 37 years.
He has led classes in music
and history at the Learning in
Retirement, Rancho Mirage,
San Ramon Libraries, DVC
Emeritus College and the
Osher Foundation for Lifelong
Learning.
The cost is $7 for JCC
members and $10 for the
public. Refreshments will be
served. The JCC is located at
2071 Tice Valley Blvd., just
outside the Rossmoor gate.
For information, call 9387800 ext. 239
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
he following calendar information is provided to the News by Room Reservations at the Recreation Department. Residents or groups that would like to make changes
to the listing should contact Room Reservations at 988-7780 or 988-7781.
2010-11 WINTER POOL HOURS
• Dollar and Hillside pools are closed from Nov. 1 to March 31, 2011.
• Del Valle pool is open 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Thursday
when it opens at 10 a.m. after cleaning; and 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• Classes normally held at Hillside on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m.
to 8:45 a.m. will be held in the Del Valle lap pool. The 6 to 7 p.m. swim class will be
moved to the Del Valle warm water pool beginning in January.
• During classes in the Del Valle lap pool, FOUR lanes are available for general use.
• Fitness Center is open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and
Sunday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For information on pool hours, call 988-7854.
D=Dollar Clubhouse
G=Gateway Clubhouse
H=Hillside Clubhouse
MPR=Multipurpose Room
DV=Del Valle
CR=Creekside
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17
TIME
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
7 a.m.
7:15 a.m.
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8:30 a.m.
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5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Strength Circuit................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pilates Mat Int/Adv ...........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ......Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
Stretch/Strength ..............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Tax Aid ..........................Vista Rm., H ....................................... Rec. Dept.
Low Impact Dance ............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Adv. Players....................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Bible Study .....................Main, D ...................................Bible Study Group
Open Tennis ....................Buckeye Grove Tennis Courts .......... Tennis Club
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Stitchers ........................Sewing Rm., G ........................ Sewing Arts Club
Watercolor .....................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Qi Gong .........................Shasta Rm., DV ..........Chinese-American Assoc.
Chronic Pain Support Group.Garden Rm., D................................... Counseling
Light Stretch ...................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Luncheon .......................Diablo Rm., H ..................................... Lions Club
Mat Science ....................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Fun Day .........................Sierra Rm., DV ................................... Rec. Dept.
Italian Conversation ..........MPR 3, G ................................ Ital. Convs. Group
Library Open ...................Library, G .............................Library Association
Osteoporosis Class ...........Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Piano by Serena ...............Redwood Rm., G ................................ Rec. Dept.
Acrylic/Oil Painting ...........Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
Beg. Players ...................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Meeting .........................MPR 1, 2, G .................................. Writers Group
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Oster/Balance .................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Bridge ...........................Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Parkinson Group ..............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Inter. Tap .......................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Line Dance .....................Diablo Rm., H ............................ Line Dance Club
Atheists/Agnostics ............Delta
Delta Rm. A-B, DV... Atheists and Agnostics Group
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Moving to Music ...............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Strength Yoga ..................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Sing-along ......................MPR 3, G .............................Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
Circuit Training ................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
AA Open Discussion ..........Garden Rm., D....................................AA/Alanon
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Duplicate Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18
TIME
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
7 a.m.
7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
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9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
10:05 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Group Cycle ....................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
ABS Back .......................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ......Las Trampas Rm., H.................... Luk Tung Kuen
Rhythmrobics ..................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Deep Water .....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Men’s Exercise Class .........MPR 1, 2, G ...................... Men’s Exercise Group
Strength.........................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Adv. Players....................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Deep Water .....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Keeping Fit Club ...............Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Hands On Quilters .............Sewing Rm., G ........................ Sewing Arts Club
Flexible Yoga ..................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Water Exercise ................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Muscle Movers ................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Men’s Cribbage ................MPR 2, G .................................... Men’s Cribbage
11 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
noon
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7 p.m.
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Hanna Somatics ...............Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Line Dance .....................Fitness Center, DV ..................... Line Dance Club
Joint Efforts ....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Friday Lunch ...................Diablo Rm., H ..................................... Rec. Dept.
Library Open ...................Library, G .............................Library Association
Twinges in Hinges.............Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Cardiac Rehab .................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Chess Play......................Chess Rm., D .................................... Chess Club
Inter. Players ..................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Life Drawing ...................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Mat Science ....................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Int. Folk Dancing ..............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Argentine Tango ...............Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Beg. Ballroom Dance .........Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Sing Along ......................Redwood Rm., G ................................ Rec. Dept.
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Int. Ballroom Dance ..........Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Partnership Bridge ............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Services ........................Vista Rm., H ...................................... B’nai Israel
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19
TIME
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
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9 a.m.
9 a.m.
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10 a.m.
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noon
noon
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1 p.m.
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7 p.m.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Trails Club Hike ................MPR 3, G ............................................ Trails Club
Adv. Players....................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Advanced Italian ..............MPR 2, G .............................Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Chess Play......................Chess Rm., D .................................... Chess Club
Library Open ...................Library, G .............................Library Association
Dynatones Rehearsal ........Las Trampas Rm., H......................... Dyna Tones
Cardio Mix ......................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Dominoes .......................MPR 2, G ........................................ Domino Club
Meeting .........................Shasta Rm., DV ................Massage & Bodywork
Duplicate Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Moving to Music ...............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Ballroom Dance ...............Sierra Rm., DV .......................... Ballroom Dance
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20
TIME
6 a.m.
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9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
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7 p.m.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
B’nai B’rith .....................MPR 1, 2, G ........................................ B’nai Brith
St.Luke’s ........................Diablo Rm., H ..........................St. Luke’s Church
Pilgrim Sunday Service ......Vista Rm., H ......................Pilgrim Cong. Church
Sunday Service ................Delta Rm. A, DV ..............Hope Lutheran Church
TV Methodist Service ........Peacock Hall, G. ................Tice Valley Methodist
Rummy Play ....................MPR 2, G ............................ Progressive Rummy
Line Dance .....................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Hi Intensity Cycle .............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Zheng Cao Concert ............Sierra Rm., DV ......................... Recreation Dept.
French Social Group ..........MPR 1, G ............................. Cercle Francophone
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Speaker .........................Diablo Rm., H ............... Middle East Information
Vagabond Players .............Fireside Rm., G................................... Rec. Dept.
Dinner ...........................MPR 3, G ..............................Lesbian Social Club
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21
TIME
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
7 a.m.
7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
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8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Group Cycle ....................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
ABS Back .......................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ......Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
Functional Conditioning......Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Rhythmrobics ..................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Deep Water .....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Exercise Group ................Diablo Rm., H ...........................Yang 24 Exercise
Men’s Exercise Class .........MPR 1, 2, G ...................... Men’s Exercise Group
Strength.........................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Adv. Players....................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Deep Water .....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Keeping Fit Club ...............Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Open Workshop ................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
RMUG ...........................Delta Rm. A-B, DV ......... Macintosh Users Group
ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
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Walk .............................Court of Flags, G ................................ Trails Club
Discussion ......................Cardroom 1, D ................................. Great Books
Qi Gong .........................Shasta Rm., DV ..........Chinese-American Assoc.
Water Exercise ................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Muscle Movers ................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Function & Movement ........Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Light Stretch ...................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Joint Efforts ....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Luncheon Meeting ............Diablo Rm., H ................................. Kiwanis Club
Library Open ...................Library, G .............................Library Association
Needle Workers ...............Sewing Rm., G ........................ Sewing Arts Club
Osteoporosis Class ...........Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Twinges in Hinges.............Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Cardiac Rehab .................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Duplicate Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Inter. Players ..................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Mat Science ....................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Parkinson’s Group ............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Beginning Tap ..................Shasta Rm., DV .................... Happy Hoofers Tap
Piano by Joyce .................Redwood Rm., G ................................ Rec. Dept.
Bal-A-Vis-X .....................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Flexible Yoga ..................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Water Fitness ..................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Dominoes .......................Oak Rm. A, G.................................. Domino Club
AA ................................Vista Rm., H .......................................AA/Alanon
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Discussion Group .............MPR 2, G ........................ Unitarian Univ. Society
Meeting .........................Garden Rm., D...................... LDS Studies Group
Square Dance ..................Las Trampas Rm., H..............Square Dance Club
Chamber Music Concert .....Fireside Rm., G...................Chamber Music Soc.
Yiddish Club ....................MPR 3, G .........................................Yiddish Club
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
10:05 a.m.
11 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
2 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4 p.m.
4 p.m.
4:45 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Strength Circuit................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pilates Mat Int/Adv ...........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ......Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
Stretch/Strength ..............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Tax Aid ..........................Vista Rm., H ....................................... Rec. Dept.
Exercise Group ................Diablo Rm., H ...........................Yang 24 Exercise
Low Impact Dance ............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Adv. Players....................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Ladies’ Pinochle ..............MPR 2, G ......................... Men/Women Pinochle
Open Tennis ....................Buckeye Grove Tennis Courts .......... Tennis Club
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Women’s Cribbage ............Garden Rm., D.......................Women’s Cribbage
Grace Notes ....................MPR 1, G ......................................... Grace Notes
Great Decisions ...............Peacock Hall, G. ..................Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
Water Color A.M. ..............Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
BBC Meeting ...................Main, D ..................................Brain Booster Club
Qi Gong .........................Shasta Rm., DV ..........Chinese-American Assoc.
T’ai Chi Chih ...................Diablo Rm., H ..........................T’ai Chi Chih Club
Ballet Club ......................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Gentle Yoga ....................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
T’ai Chi Chih ...................Diablo Rm., H ..........................T’ai Chi Chih Club
Gait/Balance ...................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Duplicate Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Library Open ...................Library, G .............................Library Association
Beginning Line Dance ........Diablo Rm., H ............................ Line Dance Club
Beg. Players ...................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Current Events .................MPR 3, G .............................Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
Open Workshop ................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
Party Bridge ....................Cardroom 1, 2, D .............................Party Bridge
Portrait Drawing...............Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Volunteer Exchange ..........Fireside Rm., G.................................. Counseling
Discussion ......................Garden Rm., D........................... Philosophy Club
Inter. Tap .......................Shasta Rm., DV ...............................Hot Flashers
Social Dance ...................Diablo Rm., H ......................... Social Dance Club
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Moving to Music ...............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Circuit Training ................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Partnership Bridge ............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................ Shakespeare Society
TIME
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
7 a.m.
7:15 a.m.
8 a.m.
8 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
11 a.m.
11 a.m.
noon
noon
noon
noon
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
7 p.m.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Group Cycle ....................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
ABS Back .......................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ......Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
Functional Conditioning......Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Rhythmrobics ..................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Deep Water .....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Exercise Group ................Diablo Rm., H ...........................Yang 24 Exercise
Men’s Exercise Class .........MPR 1, 2, G ...................... Men’s Exercise Group
Duplicate Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Strength.........................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Trails Club Hike ................MPR 3, G ............................................ Trails Club
Adv. Players....................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Deep Water .....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Keeping Fit Club ...............Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Drawing & Painting ...........Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
Knitters and Crocheters......Sewing Rm., G ........................ Sewing Arts Club
NCJW Meeting .................Delta Rm. A, DV .. Nat’l Council of Jewish Women
DVC Opera Class ..............Las Trampas Rm., H........................... Rec. Dept.
EVENT ...........................LOCATION ........................ ORGANIZATION
Fitness Center Opens.........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Strength Circuit................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Pilates Mat Int/Adv ...........Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ......Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
Stretch/Strength ..............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Tax Aid ..........................Vista Rm., H ....................................... Rec. Dept.
Low Impact Dance ............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Adv. Players....................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Bible Study .....................Main, D ...................................Bible Study Group
Open Tennis ....................Buckeye Grove Tennis Courts .......... Tennis Club
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Stitchers ........................Sewing Rm., G ........................ Sewing Arts Club
Watercolor .....................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
Pool Open.......................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Qi Gong .........................Shasta Rm., DV ..........Chinese-American Assoc.
Light Stretch ...................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Mat Science ....................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Fun Day .........................Sierra Rm., DV ................................... Rec. Dept.
Italian Conversation ..........MPR 3, G ................................ Ital. Convs. Group
Library Open ...................Library, G .............................Library Association
Osteoporosis Class ...........Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Piano by Serena ...............Redwood Rm., G ................................ Rec. Dept.
Acrylic/Oil Painting ...........Art Classroom & Gall., G ............ Art Association
Beg. Players ...................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Dominoes .......................Cardroom 1, D .................................... Trails Club
Meeting .........................MPR 1, 2, G .................................. Writers Group
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Oster/Balance .................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Bridge ...........................Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Parkinson Group ..............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Inter. Tap .......................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Line Dance .....................Diablo Rm., H ............................ Line Dance Club
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Democrats ......................Fireside Rm., G.................................. Democrats
Moving to Music ...............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Strength Yoga ..................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Sing-along ......................MPR 3, G .............................Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
Circuit Training ................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
AA Open Discussion ..........Garden Rm., D....................................AA/Alanon
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Duplicate Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
Movie ............................Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
EXCURSIONS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
TIME
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
7 a.m.
7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
Library Open ...................Library, G .............................Library Association
Qi Gong .........................Shasta Rm., DV ..........Chinese-American Assoc.
Water Exercise ................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Muscle Movers ................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Function & Movement ........Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Gentle Yoga ....................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Joint Efforts ....................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Luncheon Meeting ............Diablo Rm., H ................................... Rotary Club
Twinges in Hinges.............Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Cardiac Rehab .................Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Bridge ...........................Oak Rm. A, G............................................ Bridge
DVC Class ......................Vista Rm., H ....................................... Rec. Dept.
Hula..............................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Inter. Players ..................Table Tennis, H ........................ Table Tennis Club
Open Workshop ................Art Studio & Back Rm., G .......... Art Association
Community Chorus ............Las Trampas Rm., H....................Comm. Chorus
Beg. Folk Dancing .............Fitness Center, DV .............................. Rec. Dept.
Brain Exercise .................Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Spanish Conversation ........Garden Rm., D......................................La Charla
Ballroom Dance ...............Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Art House Movie...............Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Bible Study .....................MPR 1, G ....................Chinese-American Assoc.
Ballroom Dance ...............Shasta Rm., DV .................................. Rec. Dept.
Boomers Meeting .............Redwood Rm., G ..................... Boomers Forever
Bunco Club .....................Oak Rm. A, G.....................................Bunco Club
Alanon ...........................MPR 1, G ............................................AA/Alanon
Aquacise ........................Pool, DV ............................................. Rec. Dept.
Art House Movie...............Peacock Hall, G. ................................. Rec. Dept.
Digital Camera Group ........Vista Rm., H ....................................Camera Club
Rehearsal ......................Fireside Rm., G......................................Big Band
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
TIME
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
6 a.m.
7 a.m.
7:15 a.m.
8 a.m.
8 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
10 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
noon
noon
12:45 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
2 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
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7 p.m.
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FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT
xcursion tickets are on sale in the Administration Office at Gateway, Monday through
Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash,
check, Mastercard or Visa payments can be
made in person. Mastercard or Visa payments
can be taken over the phone.
Excursion participants are assumed to
be able to manage independently. Neither
the Excursion Desk nor the trip escort can accept responsibility for residents who cannot
do so.
The Excursion Desk has the right to cancel
a trip in advance for any reason. A full refund
will be given for all day-trips canceled by the
Excursion Desk. If residents cancel their personal reservations, they are guaranteed a refund
if cancelled at least fifteen days before the daytrip departure. Refunds will only be available
after that time if a ticket is able to be resold.
Times listed in the news and on the ticket
are the actual time of departure. Names will
be called to board the bus 15 minutes prior to
this time. For information, call 988-7731.
DAY TRIPS.
PULP FASHION: THE ART OF ISABELLE
DE BORCHGRAVE
Thursday, Feb. 24
Extensive walking
The Legion of Honor in San Francisco
is the first American museum to dedicate
an entire exhibition to the work of Isabelle
de Borchgrave. Belgian artist Isabelle de
Borchgrave is a painter by training, but
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textile and costume are her muses. Working in collaboration with leading costume
historians and young fashion designers,
de Borchgrave crafts a world of splendor
from the simplest rag paper. Painting and
manipulating the paper, she forms trompe
l’oeil masterpieces of elaborate dresses inspired by rich depictions in early European
painting or by iconic costumes in museum
collections around the world. Pulp Fashion draws on several themes and presents
quintessential examples in the history of
costume – from Renaissance fi nery of the
Medici family and gowns worn by Elizabeth
I and Marie-Antoinette to the creations of
the grand couturiers Frederick Worth, Paul
Poiret, Christian Dior and Coco Chanel.
Special attention is given to the creations
and studio of Mariano Fortuny, the eccentric early-20th-century artist who is both
a major source of inspiration to de Borchgrave and a kindred spirit. Join us for a
private docent-led tour of the exhibit. The
bus leaves Gateway at 8 a.m. and will return
around 3:30 p.m. Cost is $37 for museum
members and $45 for nonmembers.
DELTA HISTORY CRUISE
Friday, Feb. 25
Moderate walking
Enjoy an adventurous day aboard the
boat Delphinus to explore the cultural and
natural history of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. Depart and return from the Antioch Marina. What is the Sacramento/San
Joaquin Delta and why is it so important?
What was it like when first discovered by
Europeans and who lived here? What’s
happened to this area in the last 200 years
and what are we looking at for the future?
Witness first-hand the levees, wetland areas, bird life and people that all try to coexist here. Enjoy a live commentary rich
with historical facts and information about
our environment and its inhabitants from
Captain Patterson. A visit to the wonderful
Rio Vista Museum and lunch at a local restaurant are part of this cruise. Wear warm
layered clothing. The bus will leave Gateway
at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5
p.m. The cost is $109.
ZUBIN MEHTA AND THE
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Monday, Feb. 28
Minimal walking
Zubin Mehta conducts the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall
in San Francisco as the orchestra performs
Schubert’s towering Great C Major Symphony. This year marks IPO’s 75th season
of beautiful music, which coincides with
Mehta’s 50th year of conducting. Aside
from being the IPO’s only Music Director
for Life, appointed for life in 1981, Mehta’s
accomplishments include being the youngest person to conduct the Berlin and Vienna
Philharmonic orchestras, laureate of the
World Prize in Arts, and Lifetime Achievement Peace and Tolerance Award of the
United Nations. The bus will depart Gateway at 6:15 p.m. and return at 11. The cost
is $137.
SIGHTS OF SAN FRANCISCO
Tuesday, March 8
Moderate Walking
See some of the sites that make San
Francisco the delightful and popular destination. Explore the historic Presidio, the
nation’s oldest and most beautiful military
post; Fort Point; the Presidio Officers’
Club, the largest surviving Spanish colonial
military building in California; West Coast
World War II Memorial – a curved wall of
California granite set in a grove of Monterey pine and cypress; Inspiration Point,
featuring sweeping views of San Francisco
Bay, Alcatraz, Angel Island and the verdant
Presidio forest; Palace of Fine Arts, built
for the 1915 Panama-Pacifi c International
Expo, recently completely redone. There
will be stops to wander from the bus and
explore. Enjoy the hosted lunch at the Beach
Chalet with incredible view of the ocean.
After lunch, visit the Conservatory of Flow-
ers in Golden Gate Park. The new Garden
Railway display celebrates the park’s 140th
anniversary. The park, as well as the most
recognized neighborhoods of San Francisco, have been recreated and re-imagined
in miniature. From the Dutch Windmill to
the Music Concourse, this special onetime-only anniversary exhibit is not to be
missed. The bus will leave Gateway at 8:30
a.m. and return at 4 p.m. The cost is $69.
BODY WORLDS VITAL
Thursday, March 10
Moderate walking
After a huge success in 2007, Body
Worlds is back at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation with the World Premier
of the Body Worlds Vital exhibit. In its firstever showing, Body Worlds Vital celebrates
the potential of the human body and the
body in motion. Featuring authentic human
bodies, the exhibition shows the body in
health, distress and disease. These detailed
anatomical studies, compositions and representations allow visitors a penetrating
gaze at what lies beneath the skin. The
bodies are preserved through a remarkable
process called Plastination. Visit the Hackworth IMAX Theater for a current show
(tickets included). See more, hear more
and feel more with crystal clear images up
to eight stories high and 13,000 watts of
wrap-around digital surround sound. Technically advanced and visually stunning, the
IMAX Dome Experience is the world’s most
powerful and immersive movie experience.
Lunch is on your own. The bus will depart
Gateway at 8:15 a.m. and return at approximately 3:30 p.m. The cost is $57.
BOUQUETS TO ART AT THE DE YOUNG
Wednesday, March 16
Extensive walking
The 27th annual Bouquets to Art exhibition returns to the de Young Museum,
featuring 150 floral displays. The dramatic
setting of the museum space is decorated
by dozens of the Bay Area’s top florists with
arrangements that range from literal recreations of a painting, to abstract interpretations based on the colors or shape within
an art piece. For once, cameras are allowed
in to capture the fleeting beauty of the floral
artwork. Lunch will be on your own. Bring
cash to take advantage of the “grab and go”
lunch cart option at the museum’s cafe. The
bus will leave Gateway at 9:15 a.m. and return at approximately 3 p.m. Cost is $37
for members of FAMSF and $53 for nonmembers.
SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER AND
GARDEN SHOW
Wednesday, March 23
Extensive Walking
This year’s theme for the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show at San Mateo
Event Center is “Life in the California Garden.” Find cutting-edge garden design, new
plants, 200 vendors selling outdoor living
products, seminars and films. New this year
are “Garden To Table” cooking demonstrations with famous Bay Area chefs headlined
by Alice Waters; 6000 square feet of edible
garden displays with hands-on advice; an
expanded children’s section; a wine garden;
and a film premiere. Discover how to create
a garden; get fresh ideas for spring; learn
about environmentally safe products; and
browse a wide selection of specialty shops
featuring unique flowers, plants, gifts, tools
and moor. The bus leaves Gateway at 9 a.m.
and will return around 4 p.m. Cost is $50.
“QUIDAM” CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Friday, March 25
Minimal walking
This world-famous acrobatic troupe
returns to HP Pavilion in San Jose with
“Quidam.” “Quidam” (pronounced “key
dam”) is like everything in the Cirque du
Soleil repertoire: spectacular, artistic and
entertaining, a dazzling array of acrobatic
performances with breathtaking artistry.
Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant
and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost
all meaning. Seeking to fi ll the void of her
existence, she slides into an imaginary
world – the world of Quidam – where she
meets characters who encourage her to
free her soul. Quidam is a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street
corner, a person rushing past and swallowed by the crowd. It could be anyone,
anybody – someone coming or going at the
heart of an anonymous society; a member
of the crowd; one of the silent majority; the
one who cries out, sings and dreamsl. This
is the “Quidam” whom this show allows to
speak. The bus will depart Gateway at 1:45
p.m. and return at 7. The cost is $109.
ST. PETERSBURG PHILHARMONIC
PLAYS SCHEHERAZADE
Monday, March 28
Minimal walking
An internationally recognized Saint
Petersburg Philharmonic under the directorship of Yuri Temirkanov will perform
at Davies Symphony Hall. In the program
there are two cornerstones of the Russian orchestral literature – Rachmaninoff’s
Piano Concerto No 2 and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Formed in 1882, the
St. Petersburg Philharmonic is Russia’s
oldest symphony orchestra and the standard-bearer of the country’s rich musical
heritage. Celebrated pianist, Nikolai Lugansky, joins the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s
impassioned Second Piano Concerto. The
program concludes with one of the most
universally beloved works of the symphonic repertoire, Rimsky-Korsakov’s ravishing
Scheherazade. The bus will depart Gateway
at 6:15 p.m. and return at 11. The cost is
$95.
NEW LISTING
DAFFODIL HILL
Thursday, March 31
Extensive walking
Each spring, from mid-March through
mid-April, Daffodil Hill explodes with thousands of blooms. Daffodil Hill is a fouracre farm owned by McLaughlin family
since 1887. In the 1930s, the first visitors
stopped to admire the family’s garden. Responding to public interest, the family began expending the flower bed. Today, there
are more then 300,000 bulbs of 300 varieties of daffodils. Enjoy a hosted buffet lunch
at the historic St. George Hotel in Volcano.
The town is named for its setting in a bowlshaped valley which early miners thought
was caused by a volcano. Since Volcano is
not located on Highway 49, it has escaped
much of the commercialization seen on 49,
with many of its buildings dating back to
the 1850s. After lunch stroll around the
town, there are a few antique shops and
boutiques open. The bus will leave Gateway
at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 4
p.m. The cost is $63.
ROCK OF AGES
Tuesday, April 5
Minimal walking
“Rock of Ages,” the new rock/jukebox
musical, is coming to Curran Theatre in San
Francisco. In 1987, on the Sunset Strip, a
small town girl met a big city rocker, and in
LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love
to the greatest songs of the 80s. “Rock of
Age” features music hits of Styx, Journey,
Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve
Perry, Poison, Night Ranger, Reo Speedwagon, Whitesnake and Asia. Radio ballads
like Foreigner’s “Want to Know What Love
Is” spur a flurry of sentimental fl ashlights
waving in the dark. Driving rock anthems
like “Here I Go Again” and the crowd-pleasing finale, “Don’t Stop Believing,” rocks
out with blazing guitars, pounding vocals,
drums and keyboard. It is directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Kelly
Devine with music supervision, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp.
The bus departs Gateway at 6:15 p.m. and
returns around 11:30. The cost is $107.
EXTENDED TRIPS
DEATH VALLEY AND LAS VEGAS ATOMIC
TESTING MUSEUM
March 5 through 12
Join this eight-day tour to Death Valley
and Las Vegas. Accommodations in Las
Vegas will be at Treasure Island right on the
strip. Visit Caesar’s Forum Shops, travel to
the famous Atomic Testing Museum (Nevada test site) for a guided tour and enjoy the
“Mystere,” a classic Cirque du Soleil show,
plus a full day to explore Las Vegas. Then it
is on to Death Valley with a two-night stay
at Furnace Creek Ranch. Learn about the
history and geography of the Death Valley
visiting Badwater, the Visitor Center, Ubehebe Crater and a strange phenomenon,
Scotty’s Castle. On the way home, stop
at Badwater, the lowest elevation in the
United States, and Hillmar Cheese Factory.
Included in the trip are seven nights deluxe
lodging, nine hosted meals, all entrance
fees, deluxe motor coach transportation,
luggage handling and gratuities. The cost
per person, double occupancy, is $1,360
($1,730 single). A deposit of $200 is due
with application.
“THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY” AND RENO
March 21 through 23
Travel over the snow-capped Sierras to
Reno. First stop will be at Boomtown to
play and have lunch (cash and food coupons will be provided). Accommodations
in Reno will be at the Silver Legacy, which
is connected to the Circus Circus and the
Eldorado. Enjoy the performance of “Buddy
– The Buddy Holly Story.” The group will
make visits to John Ascuaga’s Nugget with
and Thunder Valley Casino with cash and
food vouchers are also included. The cost
per person, double occupancy, is $245
($290 for single) and includes two nights
deluxe lodging, one dinner, casino packages, motorcoach transportation and luggage handling. A deposit of $50 is due with
application. Detailed itinerary is available at
the Excursion Desk.
“THAT SHOW GIRL SHOW” IN RENO
April 3 through 4
Take a motorcoach to Reno and enjoy accommodations at the Grand Sierra Resort.
In the evening enjoy “That Show Girl Show”
at the Grand Theatre, the world’s largest
indoor stage. Step back into the days of
glamour, glitz and beauty with the musical
tribute to the girls in the show. Through the
years, chorus girls, glamour girls and show
girls have dominated the stage. From the
Viennese waltz to the can-can and on to the
women of the Ziegfeld Follies and synchronized lines of the long-legged Rockettes,
“That Show Girl Show” has it all. The cost
per person, double occupancy is $142 ($20
single supplement). Price includes deluxe
motorcoach transportation, accommodation at Grand Sierra Resort, reserved seats
for the show, casino bonuses and baggage
handling. A full payment is due with application no later than March 1. Stop by the
Excursion Desk for an itinerary.
PANAMA CANAL CRUISE FORT
LAUDERDALE TO SAN FRANCISCO
April 24 through May 10
Take a Panama Canal cruise with Princess for an unforgettable cruise experience,
and a fascinating history lesson as well. Today, nearly 100 years after its completion,
the Panama Canal remains one of the most
vital trade routes in the world. The wildlife
in the Panama Canal region is as unique
and breathtaking as the canal itself. Cruise
through lush, tropical rain forests and untamed jungles in the heart of Central America, home to varied wildlife and fascinating
cultures. This 15-night cruise sets off from
Fort Lauderdale through the Panama Canal, the quickest link between the Atlantic
and the Pacific, and ends in San Francisco.
Visit the modern and bustling city of Cartagena, Colombia, experience history with a
full transit of the Panama Canal and take in
ports such as Cabo San Lucas, Aruba, Costa Rica and more. Pre-cruise night in Fort
Lauderdale included. Stop by the Excursion
Desk for an itinerary and prices. Full details
at the Excursion Desk.
NEW LISTING
RONALD REAGAN’S CENTENNIAL
May 9 through 12
The Excursion desk is offering a trip to
Southern California to visit the renovated
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Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and
Museum. Accommodations for three nights
will be at the Homewood Suites by Hilton in
Agoura Hills. Join the docent-led tour of the
library’s museum and grounds, the 26,400square- feet of new interactive exhibits and
never-before-seen presidential artifacts. In
addition, tour Air Force One and full-scale
replica of the president’s Oval Offi ce. Enjoy the traditional White House luncheon.
Then, explore the Getty Center in Los Angeles, home to the Gettys’ collection of western ar t from the Middle Ages to the present
against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens and breathtaking
views. Another stop will be the Getty Villa
in Malibu, an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and
cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria. The group will also visit Walt Disney
Concert Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady of
the Angels, and Nothercutt Collection and
Museum. The cost is $695 per person double occupancy, and $945 for a single. The
tour includes three nights deluxe lodging,
six meals, sightseeing per itinerary, luggage handling, motorcoach transportation,
taxes and gratuities. A deposit of $200 per
person is due with reservation. Stop by the
Excursion Desk for a complete itinerary.
SPRINGTIME IN YOSEMITE
May 15 through 17
Springtime in Yosemite is abundance of
waterfalls and spring blossoms. The first
stop will be at Yosemite Mt. Sugar Pine
Railroad for a four-mile train ride through
Sierra National Forest and hosted barbecue
lunch. Accommodations for two nights will
be at the Yosemite Lodge in the heart of Yosemite Valley. Take a spectacular four hour
journey all the way to Glacier Point. Towering 3,200 feet directly above the valley floor
it offers panoramic views of Yosemite Falls,
Nevada and Vernal Falls with High Sierra in
the distance. Enjoy a hosted lunch at the
Ahwahanee Hotel. On the way home visit
Hilmar Cheese Company for a hosted lunch
followed by a tour of the factory. The cost
per person, double occupancy is $625. A
deposit of $100 is due with application.
ITALY’S TREASURES: ART, FOOD AND
WINE OF ITALY
May 21 through June 1
Enjoy Italy in a smaller group setting,
beginning in Stresa, on the shore of Lago
Maggiore. A boat transports travelers to
a welcome dinner on Isola dei Pescatori,
the most picturesque of the Borromean
Islands. Travel the Centovalli Express for
train journey through the mountains to the
Swiss town of Locarno. Stop at Lake Orta,
and take a boat to Isola di San Giulio to
experience this enchanting lakeside resort
with its many outdoor cafes and shops.
Take a boat ride to glamorous Portofino.
Long a getaway for the wealthy, the town’s
colorful harbor, dotted with fi shing boats
and mega yachts, sits against a backdrop
of pastel-colored buildings. Continue with
a spectacular train journey through the villages of Cinque Terre, a nearly inaccessible
string of fishing villages tucked between
the mountains and the Mediterranean with
terraced vineyards. The city of Lucca is a
hidden gem encircled by 16th century Renaissance walls. A guided walking tour of
the charming piazza visits the 14th century
Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca’s medieval
streets and Piazza Napoleone. Enjoy a relaxing four-night stay at a villa tucked away
in the beautiful Tuscan countryside in the
Etruscan town of Cortona. From there visit
Florence, the cradle of Italy’s Renaissance,
Siena and San Gimignano with walking
tours highlighting the treasures and monuments. A visit to a winery in the heart of
Tuscany showcases the wine cellar, family
estate, vineyards, olive groves and stunning
views. The winery’s chef gives a Tuscan
cooking lesson before serving an authentic
Tuscan lunch, expertly paired with wines
produced on site. A guided walking tour of
Bologna’s center, virtually untouched since
the Renaissance, highlights specialty food
shops for an opportunity to sample the local wares. Spend two wonderful nights in
Venice built on 117 islands with 150 canals
and 400 bridges. These are Italy’s treasures. Detailed itinerary is available at the
Excursion Desk. The cost per person, double occupancy is $4,999 ($5,799 single). A
deposit of $250 is due with application.
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS
May 10 through 18
This nine-day trip features Niagara
Falls, Amish Country, Washington, D.C.,
and Williamsburg. Discover the Niagara
Falls area with a tour that includes the
Floral Clock, the largest in the world, and
Horticultural Center, picturesque Niagara
on the Lake and Welland Canal. Experience the thundering Niagara Falls aboard
the Maid of the Mist Boat. Take a scenic
drive through eastern New York to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to see the
oldest Amish settlement in North America
and enjoy a traditional Amish-style dinner.
Visit Gettysburg National Military Park,
site of one of the bloodiest battles of the
Civil War. Visit Philadelphia to see most
historic square mile in America featuring
Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
Continue to Washington, D.C. area for a
two-night stay at the Gaylord National Resort on Potomac River. Enjoy Washington
DC city tour including the WWII and Vietnam War Memorials, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, White House Visitor Center, and
Smithsonian Institution. Travel to Mount
Vernon, President George Washington’s
beautiful estate overlooking the Potomac
River. Explore incredible Colonial highlights of Williamsburg, a 173-acre living
history museum with 88 restored and reconstructed 18th century buildings. Enjoy a traditional colonial dinner. The cost
per person, double occupancy is $2,399
($800 single supplement). Price includes
all airport transfers, round-trip air, eight
nights accommodations, comprehensive
sightseeing, 12 meals, all taxes, and baggage handling. A $300 deposit is due with
application. Stop by the Excursion Desk
for a complete itinerary.
WASHINGTON AND OREGON
June 5 through 16
Travel north to the Evergreen State –
Washington. Explore the majestic Pacifi c
Northwest on this 12-day adventure, from
the 620-foot Multnomah Falls and Columbia River to the sophistication of Seattle.
Tour the Bonneville Lock and Dam right on
the boarder of Oregon and Washington.
Explore Yakima and Leavenworth. Leavenworth is a quaint German town nestled
in the mountains of central Washington
state with many shops and restaurants.
Tour the Liberty Orchards in the town of
Cashmere, producers of world famous
Aplets and Cotlets. Travel through the
mountains, stopping at Deception Falls on
the way to Edmonds. This seaside town
is home to garden shops, one-of-a-kind
clothing and jewelry stores, wine cellars
and restaurants. Visit the Future of Flight
Aviation Center and tour the Boeing factory, the largest building in the world (by
volume) to assembly of the 777 and the
new 787 Dreamliner. Enjoy hosted lunch
at Charles at Smugglers Cove. This French
restaurant sits atop a bluff with panoramic
views of Possession bay. Take a relaxing
cruise to Blake Island Marine State Park
and Tillicum Village. Enter the great cedar
longhouse for an award-winning salmon
feast. Later as the lights dim myth and
magic comes to life in a spellbinding
show of traditional dances and legends of
Northwest Coast. Stop at the Space Needle and go up top to see the all the wonderful sights of Seattle. Wonder around
Pioneer Square with its turn-of-the-20thcentury storefronts. Browse the shops of
Pike’s Market, one of the oldest continually operated public farmer’s markets in
the United States. Visit the Ballard Locks
and Fish Ladder. Built in 1917, the Ballard
Locks link Puget Sound with Lake Washington and Lake Union. Explore Portland
with step-on guide. Join guided tours of
Pittcock Mansion and International Rose
Gardens. Board the Spirit of Portland for a
hosted dinner cruise along the Willamette
River taking in the Portland skyline. On the
way home stop at Eugene and Medford.
The cost per person is $2,175 for double
occupancy, $2,865 for single. A deposit
of $300 is due with application. Included
in the trip are 11 nights deluxe lodging, 21
hosted meals, extensive sightseeing per
itinerary, all entrance fees, deluxe motor
coach transportation, luggage handling
and gratuities. Stop by the Excursion Desk
for a complete itinerary.
ALASKA CRUISE / ROUNDTRIP FROM
SAN FRANCISCO
Aug. 28 through Sept. 7
Sept. 7 through 17
Experience spectacular wildlife, jawdropping glaciers, untouched wilderness
and the state’s undisputed star attractions
on this 11-day/10-night cruise aboard the
Sea Princes. Alaska’s Inside Passage is one
of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world,
home to bald eagles, whales, sea lions,
otters, brown bears, mountain goats and
flocks of seabirds. Visit Butchart Garden in
Victoria, experience the totem poles of Ketchikan, the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau,
enjoy Tracy Arm and the unbelievable calving icebergs in their jade-colored majesty
or cruise through the Glacier Bay National
Park with massive glaciers that stretch 3.3
million acres. The Sea Princes is an ideal
sized ship with great amount of amenities, and an itinerary that is guaranteed to
please. The leisurely pace allows for an extra day in port. Prices start from $1,580 per
person including port charges, government
fees, transfers to and from pier and cancellation insurance. A $600 deposit is due
with application. Final payment is due by
June 1, 2011. Stop by the Excursion Desk
for a complete itinerary.
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AMERICA’S MUSIC CITIES
Sept. 11 through 18
Experience America’s music cities featuring New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville
and incredible landmarks such as the French
Quarter, Graceland, Ryman Auditorium, the
Grand Ole Opry and the New Orleans School
of Cooking. The tour begins in New Orleans
“The Jazz Capital of the World.” Enjoy a leisurely walking tour of the French Quarter
and French Marketplace; explore Pirates Alley, the Cabildo, the Presbytere and the Pontalba. Discover how to cook New Orleansstyle during a unique cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking.
Following dinner, enjoy a jazz revue. Relax
during a tranquil drive along the shoreline of
Lake Ponchartrain. Travel north, en route to
Memphis, Tenn., the birthplace of blues, rock
and roll and soul music. Feast on southern
cuisine on world-famous Beale Street .On
the tour, local musicians board the coach
and tell the story of Memphis’ musical heritage and history. Visit Graceland, the palatial
home of Elvis Presley. Travel to Nashville,
the “Musical Capital of the World.” Enjoy an
evening show at the renowned “Grand Ole
Opry.” Join the local guide on a sightseeing tour of Nashville, highlighting the state
capitol, Music Row and the Parthenon. Tour
the historic RCA Studio B for an up-close
look at Nashville’s oldest remaining record
studio. Then, explore the Country Music Hall
of Fame, the vast collections of memorabilia, costumes, recordings and instruments.
Enjoy a special dinner at the famous Wildhorse Saloon, home of a 3,300-square foot
dance floor that is used every night of the
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SPECIAL EVENTS & MOVIES
FROM THE RECREATION DEPARTMENT
T
he following are the current
special events sponsored by the
Rossmoor Recreation Department.
For more information on any of these
events during the month, check the
Special Events listing on the calendar
page each week, look for the article
in the Arts and Leisure section of
the News, or call the Recreation
Department at 988-7732. Events are
free unless otherwise noted. This
information is posted throughout the
month on the Rossmoor News website
at www.rossmoornews.com.
ZHENG CAO IN CONCERT
Sunday, Feb. 20
FUN DAY
Thursday, Feb. 17
The Vagabond Players will present
the new comedy by playwright Katherine
DiSavino“Nana’s Naughty Knickers” at 4 p.m.
in the Fireside Room at Gateway. The Vagabond Players is a non-profit theatre troupe
based in the Bay Area. This free program is
open to all residents and their guests.
Violinist Donna Lerew and pianist
Louise Milota will perform a program
titled “The Masterpiece Concert” featuring the music of Beethoven and Cesar
Franck at Fun Day in the Sierra Room at
Del Valle at noon. Stay after the show
and play bingo for the benefi t of Friends
of Meals on Wheels. This free event is
open to all residents and their guests.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MOVIE
Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 17 through 19
The 2010 drama “The Social Network” will be shown in Peacock Hall
at Gateway on Thursday at 1, 4 and 7
p.m., Friday at 10 a.m.,1, 4 and 7 p.m.
and again on Saturday at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.
The showings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. will
feature language captions. The 4 p.m.
showing on Saturday will also have
captions. This fi lm is 120 minutes long
and is rated PG-13. This free program
is open to all residents and their guests.
Mezzo Soprano Zheng Cao will perform a concert of opera favorites at
3 p.m. in the Sierra Room at Del Valle.
Tickets for this event are $10 in advance
at the Excursion Desk or $15 at the door.
This event is presented by Ellie Mao Mok
and is sponsored by the Recreation Department.
VAGABOND PLAYERS PERFORM
“NANA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS”
Sunday, Feb. 20
ART HOUSE MOVIE
Wednesday, Feb. 23
The 2008 documentary “Unmistaken
Child” will be shown in Peacock Hall at
Gateway at 4 and 7 p.m. The showing at 4
p.m. will feature language captions. This
film is 104 minutes long and is not rated.
This free program is open to all residents
and their guests.
NOVA CHORAL MUSIC GROUP
IN CONCERT
Friday, Feb. 25
The young choral music group Nova
will perform at 4 p.m. in the Fireside
Room at Gateway. This free concert is
open to all residents and their guests.
SUNDAY FUNNIES
Sunday, Feb. 20
SUNDAY FUNNIES STAND UP
COMEDY SHOW
Sunday, Feb. 27
The 2002 romantic comedy “Sweet
Home Alabama” starring Reese Witherspoon will be shown in Peacock Hall
at Gateway at 4 and 7 p.m. The showing
at 4 p.m. will feature language captions.
This film is 109 minutes long and is rated PG-13. This free program is open to
all residents and their guests.
The Rossmoor Sunday Funnies Standup Comedy Series will debut at 4 p.m. in
Peacock Hall at Gateway featuring standup
comedians Jeff Applebaum and Michael
Capozzola. Tickets for this event are $10 in
advance at the Excursion or $15 at the door.
This event is and Esses Production and is
sponsored by the Recreation Department.
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week by dancers and revelers. The cost per
person, double occupancy is $2,149; single
$2,649. Price includes all airport transfers,
round-trip air, hotel accommodations, comprehensive sightseeing, 10 meals, all taxes,
and baggage handling. A $250 deposit is
due with application. Stop by the Excursion
Desk for a complete itinerary.
CARIBBEAN CRUISE
Nov. 12 through 19
Cruise from Miami to the sun and bliss
of the Caribbean onboard the brand new
Norwegian Epic – the largest, most innovative ship. Epic has 128 single studio rooms
with its own lounge called the Living Room.
At last, no single supplement! The rooms
are small but have a queen sized bed and
private bathroom and shower and a window on the corridor. The Living Room is
open only to studio guests and is a place to
relax, have a snack and meet other single
people. Even two friends traveling together may prefer to have their own room and
bathroom. The ship sails an Eastern Caribbean itinerary to St. Maarten, St. Thomas
and Nassau. It features 20 different restaurants and 20 different bars plus entertainment including the Blue Man Group from
Las Vegas, a casino, library, movies, pools,
spa and gym. Price for a single room including insurance is $1098.62. A balcony cabin
sharing is $1188.62 including insurance per
person. Note: No single supplement.There
are many other categories including inside,
ocean view and Spa Villas with their own
restaurant, 24-hour concierge and hot tub.
Deposit is $339. As the studio rooms have
become popular, it is advised to book early.
Visit Rossmoor Excursion Desk for a flyer.
CLUB TRIPS
FROM ROSSMOOR CLUBS
T
he trips listed below are sponsored by Rossmoor clubs and organizations and not by the
Recreation Department. The trips are open
to all Rossmoor residents, not just members of
the specifi c club. For information, contact the
person listed with each trip. Do not contact the
Recreation Department.
Rossmoor clubs and organizations wishing to be included in this column must submit
a typewritten article to the News by Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Due to space restrictions, the
News reserves the right to edit or delete the
articles.
THUNDER VALLEY WITH
THE CITY OF HOPE
Monday, March 7
Join in the fun at Thunder Valley Casino
and support cancer research at the City of
Hope. Stay fi ve hours at the casino. Leave
Gateway at 9 a.m. and return about 5:45
p.m. Play bingo on the bus for fun prizes,
including a free future trip. Bring friends
and neighbors. Casino bonuses include
player and food credits. For reservations,
call Lynne Keefer at 945-7665. Send checks
for $30, made payable to the City of Hope,
to Keefer at 1848 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut
Creek CA 94595.
CACHE CREEK WITH ORT
Monday, March 14
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with ORT at
Cache Creek Casino and enjoy five hours
of fun and games. The bus departs Gateway at 9:30 a.m. and returns to Gateway
at 5:30 p.m. Casino bonus includes $10 to
play at table or machines and $5 food cou-
pon good at any restaurant or bakery. The
cost is $28 (includes tip) and is open to all
Rossmoor residents. Make checks out to
ORT and mail to Beryl Esserman, 538 Spotted Owl Ct. For information, call 947-0984.
ORT helps train and rehabilitate people in
58 countries worldwide and is open to everyone.
CIRCLE HAWAII CRUISE
March 27 through April 10
St. Anne’s Society presents a 14-day
cruise to Hawaii on the deluxe M.S. Zaandam, sailing round-trip from San Diego. The
cruise includes a complimentary shore excursion in Hilo, a cocktail party aboard ship
and a bon voyage orientation party. Prices
range from $1,399 to $2,399, depending
on the package. For information, call Fran
Long at 939-5151 or Gale Lydecker at 9377748 (affiliated with Orinda Travel) and a
fl yer will be mailed.
EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE
May 17 through June 1
Rossmoor residents are invited to join
the 30s/40s/50s and RV Roadrunners Grand
Circle Travel’s 16-day European river cruise
departing from San Francisco May 17, 2011.
The cruise includes the Rhine, Main and
Danube rivers. It departs from Amsterdam,
meanders through the Netherlands, across
Germany and Austria including guided tours
in 11 cites, ending in Vienna. The cost ranges from $4,495 to $5495 (double occupancy) including international airfare from San
Francisco plus port charges, taxes, government fees and travel insurance. For information, call Judy Nixon at 933-6175 or 2866175 or pick up a flyer in the 30s/40s/50s
and Roadrunners mailboxes at Gateway.
LAGUNA BEACH PAGEANT OF
THE MASTERS
July 10 through 14
Join the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) on its trip to the Pageant of the
Masters. The trip is escorted by Mike and
Wendy Schrader’s A Tour without Duty. This
year the theme for the pageant will be “Only
Make Believe,” where art comes to life. Stay
the four nights at the luxurious Ayres Hotel,
Laguna Woods. Highlights of the trip: firstday breakfast at Harris Ranch; first-night
buffet dinner at the Ayers Hotel with Nick
Palance singing popular and classical music;
dinner at the 5 Crown Restaurant in Corona
del Mar; a catamaran boat ride to Catalina
Island; a cabaret lunch show “God Bless the
USA” in Pomona Valley; loge seat tickets for
the Pageant of the Masters and time to shop
in downtown Laguna Beach. Cost of the trip
is $1,145 per person double occupancy or
$1,545 single. A $65 deposit per person is
required. Make check payable to “Schraders
Tours” and mail to Schraders, P.O. Box 331
Brentwood, CA 94513. Final payment will be
due May 1, 2011. Trip insurance is available.
The fl yer and insurance information will be
in the rack at the Excursion Desk at Gateway. For information, contact Helen Field at
280-7206.
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ARTS & LEISURE
AROUND THE BAY AREA
BEDFORD GALLERY presents “Nature’s Beloved
Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy”
through March 27. The gallery is located at the Lesher
Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. The
exhibition highlights the life work of America’s most
famous and influential naturalist. Call 295-1417 or go to
www.bedfordgallery.org.
CAL STATE EAST BAY presents “A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum” March 4, 5, 11, 12
and 13 at the Hayward campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Inspired by the farces of ancient plays, the show tells
the bawdy story of a slave and his attempts to win his
freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next
door. Tickets are $15 for seniors. For reservations, call
510-885-3118.
CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY presents the Tony
Award-winning comedy, “Boeing-Boeing,” through Feb.
26 at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive,
Walnut Creek. For information, go to centerrep.org. For
tickets, call 943-7469.
CONGREGATION B’NAI SHALOM hosts “The
Spirit of Lev Eisha – The Heart of a Woman,” a joyful,
participatory, community-wide Shabbat service created
by women for women, on Feb. 26 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
in the congregation’s social hall, 74 Eckley Lane, Walnut
Creek. The service will be followed by lunch. For
information, call 934-9446.
CONTRA COSTA CIVIC THEATRE presents the
award-winning musical, “Big River: The Adventures
of Huckleberry Finn,” Feb. 11 through March 13 at the
theater, 951 Pomona Ave., El Cerrito. Adult tickets are
$24. Tickets may be purchased at www.ccct.org or by
calling 510-524-9132.
CONTRA COSTA PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY
presents 12 recital pianist members who will perform
compositions by Chopin, Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven
and other classical composers as well as 20th century
composers Joaquin Turina and Ludovico Einaudi. The free
concert is Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at nearby Grace Presbyterian
Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd. For information, go to
www.ccpas.org.
CONTRA COSTA PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY
presents its free monthly Friday morning concert on Feb.
25 at 10:30 at nearby Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100
Tice Valley Blvd. The concert begins and ends with
solo piano performances. Compositions by Schubert,
Gershwin and Albeniz will be featured. A piano, cello and
violin trio by William Hurlstone completes the concert.
For information, go to www.ccpas.org.
CONTRA COSTA WIND SYMPHONY presents
an encore of Steven Reineke’s “Symphony No. 1: New
Day Rising” on March 12 at 8 p.m. at Walnut Creek
Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave., Walnut Creek.
The concert includes bassoonist Michael Garvey and
marches and themes from movies. Tickets are $10 for all
seats and are available at www.ccwindsymphony.org or
at the door.
DIABLO THEATRE COMPANY closes its season
with “The Drowsy Chaperone,” a comedy that pokes fun
at the slapstick musicals of the 1920s. Performances are
through March 5 at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601
Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Call 943-7469 or go to www.
lesherartscenter.org.
EAST BAY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE is March 7
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600
Bishop Drive, San Ramon. This year’s topic is “Embrace
Strength –Imagine Success.” The keynote speaker is Eve
Ensler, a playwright and the author of “I Am an Emotional
Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World.”
This sixth annual event is sponsored by the Walnut Creek
Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The cost is
$165 a person and preregistration is required. Contact the
chamber at www.walnut-creek.com or call 934-2007.
FRIENDS OF THE WALNUT CREEK LIBRARY
present magic by Alex Ramon Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. at the
library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. The free
performance is for ages 5 and up. For information, call
977-3340 or go to ccclib.org.
JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL is March 5 through 13
at three Berkeley locations. March 5 features Yemen
Blues; March 6, Ger Mandolin Ensemble and Veretski
Pass; March 8, Noah Bendix-Balgley; March 12, Odessa/
Havana; and March 13 is the finale dance party. For
information, go to www.jewishmusicfestival.org or call
510-848-0237.
LAFAYETTE LIBRARY and Learning Center
Foundation presents “Conquering Afghanistan” Feb. 17
from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Lafayette Library’s Community
Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. The speaker is Tamim
Ansary, an Afghan-American author. His book, “Destiny
Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes,”
won the Northern California Book Award for nonfiction
in 2010. Call 385-2280.
LAFAYETTE LIBRARY and Learning Center presents
Mark Applebaum, jazz pianist and inventor of acoustic
instruments, on March 5. The concert/lecture is from 2 to 3:30
p.m. with a reception from 3:30 to 4:30. The library is located
at 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. The cost is $10. Call 385-2280.
MASQUERS PLAYHOUSE presents “The Mystery
Plays,” two one-act plays that wrestle with the mysteries
of death, the afterlife, religion, faith and forgiveness.
Performances are through Feb. 26 at the playhouse, 105
Park Place, Point Richmond. All seats are $20. Call 510232-4031 or order online at www.masquers.org.
OAKLAND MUSEUM of California presents the
exhibition, “Splendors of Faith/Scars of the Conquest:
the Arts of the Missions of Northern New Spain.” The
exhibition is Feb. 26 through May 29. It explores the rich
artistic legacy of Franciscan and Jesuit mission churches
in northern Mexico and the American southwest. Featured
are many objects that have never been seen outside of
their original locations, including altar pieces, sculptures,
paintings, maps, books and vestments. The museum is
located at 1000 Oak St., Oakland. Admission is $9 for
seniors. Call 510-238-2200.
PACIFIC CHAMBER SYMPHONY presents a concert
of flutes and strings featuring flutists Sheridon Stokes
and Janet Ketchum on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. at LafayetteOrinda Presbyterian Church in Lafayette. The symphony
will perform music of Mahler, Vivaldi, Doppler and
Tchaikovsky. Tickets are $34 for general admission.
Call 800-836-3006. For information, go to www.
pacificchambersymphony.org.
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GUILD, East Bay chapter,
presents its winter gala on Feb. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at Crow
Canyon Country Club, Danville. There will be dinner
and entertainment. Soprano Marie Plette will present an
interpretation of Anna Russell’s hilarious musical synopsis
of Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Niebelungen.”
The cost is $85, of which $30 is tax deductible. For
reservations, call Elva Cooper at 846-2092.
TOWN HALL THEATRE Company presents “The
Glass Menagerie” to mark the 100th birthday of Tennessee
Williams. Performances are Feb. 19 through March 19
at the theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette. Against the
backdrop of a 1930s St. Louis tenement house, the
Wingfield family struggles with questions of loyalty
and expectation, loss and hope. Senior tickets range
from $22.50 to $26.50. Call 283-1557 or go to www.
townhalltheatre.com.
UC BERKELEY presents Philip Kan Gotanda’s new play,
“I Dream of Chang and Eng,” a journey through the lives
of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese twins.
Performances are March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. and March
6 and 13 at 2 p.m. at Zellerbach Playhouse on the Berkeley
campus. Senior tickets are $10 and available at 510-6428827 or charge by telephone at tdps.berkeley.edu.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
30s/40s/50s Couples book
group will meet at Creekside
The book club sponsored by the 30s/40s/50s Couples Club
now meets at Creekside. The next meeting is Monday, March
7, at 7 p.m. in Room 5. The March book is “The Lacuna” by
Barbara Kingsolver. The leader is Joyce Rodgers.
The book club now meets at Creekside on the first Monday
of the month at 7 p.m. for about an hour of lively discussion.
At the April 4 meeting, the book is “The Big Burn” by
Timothy Egan. The leader is Charlotte Misner.
At the May 2 meeting, the book is “Major Pettigrew’s Last
Stand” by Helen Simonson. The leader is Jean Veltema.
For information, call Sally Kennedy at 934-7720.
The 30s/40s/50s Couples Club is a married couples group
for people born in the decades of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
It is a social group whose purpose is to meet others in the
same age group with similar interests.
To join or for information about other club activities, contact Membership Chairwoman Janie King at 932-0727.
Italian-Americans will
celebrate St. Joseph’s Day
The Italian-American Club
will celebrate St. Joseph’s Day
with a dinner dance on Friday,
March 11, at Del Valle Clubhouse. The bar will be open
from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and dinner
will be served at 6:30.
The host and hostess for the
evening are Sam and Anne
Barnes.
The dinner, catered by
Caffee Delle Stelle, will include bruschetta; grilled eggplant and fresh mozzarella
cheese with tomatoes and basil
antipasto; green salad with tomatoes and balsamic vinegar
olive oil dressing; corkscrew
pasta with fresh basil and tomato sauce; grilled fillet of
sole with vegetables; and tiramisu for dessert. Decaf coffee,
tea and red and white wine
will also be included.
Music will be featured by
the Manny Gutierrez Band.
Club Trips
Continued from page 34
TRAINS of the COLORADO
ROCKIES
July 16 through 24
Rossmoor Excursions and the
Railroad Club are cosponsoring
a tour of the Colorado Rockies
– nine days of exquisite scenery
including four days of wonderful
historic tourist train rides. Start
with a ride on an engineering
marvel of 1884, the Georgetown
Loop Railroad, which features
several horseshoe curves. Make
a lunch stop in the picturesque
Alpine village of Vail. The tour
includes the world-famous 1881
Durango and Silver ton Narrow Gauge Railroad headed by
a steam-powered locomotive
through the beautiful San Juan
Mountains. Ride the Royal Gorge
Railroad’s 24 miles of track that
runs beneath the world’s highest suspension bridge that
spans the Gorge some 1,053
feet above. End with a ride to the
top of Pike’s Peak on the world’s
highest cog railway. This tour
includes roundtrip air, hotels,
12 meals, great sightseeing and
with a minimum of 10 it will be
fully escor ted from Rossmoor
by Ralf Parton, president of the
Railroad Club. For information,
call 256-7078 or drop in at the
Excursion Desk at Gateway.
Dinner price is $25 for members and $29 for guests. Reservations should be sent to Yolanda
Jubina at 1200 Rockledge Lane
No. 3, E5. Those wishing to be
seated as a group must send
checks and names in the same
envelope. Deadline for reservations is Friday, March 4.
Membership is open to
Rossmoor residents who are:
of Italian origin; married to
someone who is of Italian descent; and widows or widowers of Italian spouses. (A club
lineage requirement is that the
couple must have been married
for at least 10 years before the
spouse passed away.)
Applications for membership will be reviewed by the
board. Obtain a membership
form from Fran DeGaetano,
2873 Ptarmigan Drive No. 2,
or call 932-8944. Annual dues
are $15 per person.
TWELFTH ANNUAL DELUXE
AFRICAN SAFARI
Sept. 10 through 23
The dates for this two-week,
fully escorted trip from Rossmoor,
a wildlife safari to Kenya, are slated
to coincide with the migration of
tens of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River. It is always a
treat for those able to witness this
annual event on the plains of the
Serengeti. This Rossmoor offering
boasts many more included extras
in its itinerary than any other safari at this bargain price of $6,848,
which includes RT Air, transfers,
the finest hotels, and all meals
while in Africa. Besides staying
at fi ve of the best and geographically diverse game reserves and
national parks in Kenya, delight in
visiting Jane Goodall’s Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Karen Blixen’s “Out
of Africa” estate, a Masai village, a
rhino reserve, a hippo pool breakfast, an elephant orphanage, the giraffe center, Thomson Falls, snowcapped Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt.
Kenya, the two highest mountains
on the African continent. Cross the
Great Rift Valley and have a special demonstration at the Equator.
All this and more is offered for the
first 19 to sign up with deposits.
Call Ralf Parton at 256-7078 or email him at [email protected]
for a colored flyer and itinerary
or pickup material at the Railroad
Club’s mailbox at Gateway.
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Hawaii State Club plans ho’olaulea party
The Hawaii State Club will
welcome the year 2011 at its
ho’olaulea (gathering of the
clan) party on Saturday, March
12, in the Sierra Room of Del
Valle Clubhouse.
A ho’olaulea provides an
opportunity for members to
greet one another, renew old
friendships and make new acquaintances.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. for
a social hour with complimentary mai tais, wine and soft
drinks. There will be an array
of pupus (hors d’oeuvres), including a hot crab dip, crudités
with spinach and water chestnuts, herb dip and egg rolls.
At 5:45, the sound of the
conch shell will announce the
program. There will be a welcome from Governor Roger
Hadlich, the greeting of new
members by Membership
Chairman Jim McNamara and
a presentation of a Hawaiian
cultural vignette by historian
Michael Herr.
Dinner, by Simple Elegance
Catering, will follow at 6. The
menu includes a green salad,
chicken cordon bleu, scalloped
potatoes, seasonal vegetables,
bread and lemon meringue
pie.
At 7, David Bustamante
and his Da Island Way troupe
of musicians and dancers will
present a Hawaiian and Tahitian program.
The cost is $27 for members
and $30 for nonmembers. Reservations checks, payable to
David Bustamante and his troupe of musicians and dancers will
entertain the Hawaii State Club
the Hawaii State Club, should
be mailed to Treasurer Michael
Herr at 1817 Skycrest Drive,
No. 4, or placed in the Hawaii
club mailbox at Gateway.
Those who want to sit together should put all of their
reservation checks in the same
envelope with a list of the attendees’ names and the amount
they remitted. Table assignments will be made as reservations are received, so early
reservations are urged.
Rossmoor residents are welcome to join the club at this
time. The requirement is an
understanding and appreciation of the aloha spirit (friendliness and kindness towards
one another) and a desire to
practice it.
The dues are $12 per person.
Membership applications are
available in the club mailbox at
Gateway. For information, call
Hadlich at 946-2892.
Sunshine Chairwoman Ginny Di Maria wants to know of
any members who are ill so
an aloha greeting can be sent.
Contact her at 274-1878.
Computer Club describes how to use searches
By Jim Bradley
Club correspondent
I
t’s been mentioned here
several times that the Internet contains an absolute
treasure of information on any
subject. Recent visits to both
the Walnut Creek Public Library and its counterpart in
Lafayette show not only beautiful new libraries, but public
buildings containing many
public-access computers.
The reason is the Internet
provides information beyond
the confines of each library’s
collection. How quickly the
material is found often depends
on how the search engine is
handled.
Basically, a search engine
is a program that searches
files across the Internet, bringing them to one place, i.e.,
Google, for the reader’s study.
The amount of material made
available can depend on how
the question is phrased.
Using the ubiquitous Google
as an example (it’s a friendly partner to anyone seeking answers),
consider the following tips when
typing words in the subject box.
Whether capitalization or
lower case is used doesn’t
matter. For example, whether
Rossmoor is capitalized is immaterial. The results will be the
same.
Also, when posing the question (a “?” is not necessary),
place the key words first in the
search box. When planning a
trip to Napa Valley for lunch,
for example, and the restaurant is known, enter its name
fi rst instead of “restaurants in
Napa Valley.” Check to see if
the reservation can be made on
the Internet.
Using quotations around
a word or phrase results in
Google providing information exactly on what is asked.
When “Common Sense” is
typed in the search box, a site
for Thomas Paine’s publication
pops right up.
Notice, too, that Google has
a drop-down menu that appears the moment a word is
typed in the subject box. Adding more words changes the
menu – sometimes to the very
choice desired.
“Define:” is a useful tip.
Suppose the definition of ubiquitous, used above for this purpose, is unclear. Simply type
Define: ubiquitous in Google’s
subject box and the explanation appears.
Interested in searching only
news articles, blogs or any other
type of media? Do this by going
to Google’s “Advanced” option
and follow the instructions.
Search engines like Google
are popular because they provide a service never previously
available. The reader can learn
more about tips on searching
the Internet by going to www.
google.com and typing in “tips
on search engines.”
Tip of the week
Here is a time saver on
copy and paste. Highlight
the text to be moved by holding down the left side of the
mouse, dragging it across the
text and then releasing the
button. Move the cursor on
the highlighted area and click
the right side of the mouse and
click on copy. Then go to the
document where the copied
text will be added and place
the cursor where the text will
be, clicking the mouse’s left
side. Finally, click the right
side and then click on paste.
Other matters of interest
• The club continues to accept volunteers to serve at the
Computer Center at Gateway
Clubhouse. Those interested
are asked to call 280-3984. Volunteers able to substitute from
time to time are welcome, too.
• For free home pickup of
electronic waste, call 1-800449-7587.
• The club’s house-call team
is looking for additional volunteers. These are people who
enjoy solving members’ personal computer problems in
their spare time. Call the office
at 280-3984, if interested.
• There’s a new e-mail address for the Computer Center at Gateway Clubhouse. It’s
[email protected]
mcast.net. The center’s telephone numbers are 947-4527
and 947-4528.
• Club’s website is www.
carossmoorcomputerclub.com.
Click on “Our Services” for
class schedules.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Connection
gets advice
on skin care
Suggestions and advice every woman can use will be
given by representatives from
Macy’s cosmetic department
at the Connection meeting on
Tuesday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Delta Room of the Del
Valle Clubhouse. Guests are
welcome.
Alexandra Issa and Lanette
Monzo, both state-certified skin
care consultants, will give the
talk, “Say Yes to Great Skin.”
They will use products from
the well-known Clinique line,
and also from a newer competitor, Philosophy, which Oprah
Winfrey has recommended to
her fans.
This program is geared to
the needs of senior women who
want to learn about the latest
skin care and cosmetic techniques. Members of the audience will be asked to participate in demonstrations of skin
care and makeup recommendations.
The Connection is a club
open to all Rossmoor women.
It fosters friendships through
shared activities. In addition to
monthly meetings, the Connection sponsors groups for card
games, book reading, dining
out, movie going, attending live
performances and more.
Call Judy Lash at 300-3833
or Suzan Ryder at 943-1360 for
information.
The Connection collects
the unusable remainders on all
BART Tickets. These are used
to purchase new senior BART
tickets, which are sold at Connection meetings. Funds raised
are used for the club’s charities.
BART tickets with unusable
remainders can be turned in at
the meetings, dropped in the
Connection mailbox at Gateway
or mailed to Betty Barron at 1812
Stanley Dollar Drive, No. 3A.
30s/40s/50s
women to lunch
at Tahoe Joe’s
The 30s/40s/50s Couples
Club women are invited to join
in a casual luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Tahoe Joe’s
restaurant, 999 Contra Costa
Blvd. in Pleasant Hill.
The group will meet at noon
in the far corner of Gateway
parking lot to form car pools to
the restaurant.
To be included in the luncheon, members need to call
Helene Magen (256-6548) no
later than Sunday, Feb. 20. Call
Magen’s cell phone (451-1591)
only if there are last-minute
cancellations.
30s/40s/50s is a social club,
with membership open to married couples born in the 1930s,
1940s or 1950s. To join or for
information about other club
activities, contact Membership
Chairwoman Janey King at
932-0727.
TVGUIDE FOR CHANNEL 28
R O S S M O O R C O M M U N I T Y C H A N N E L 28
Programs running from Feb. 17 through 23
The following programs are all scheduled to be broadcast this
week. For information about programs on Channel 28, please call
988-7820.
■ POST IT! is a community bulletin board that allows residents to view
activities within Rossmoor, including trips, movies and club events. This
program runs between other programs when possible.
■ CLASSIC Arts Showcase includes video samplings of animation,
architectural art, ballet, chamber and choral music, dance, folk art,
museum art, musical theater, opera, orchestral, recital, solo instrumental, solo vocal and theatrical performances, as well as classic film
and archival documentaries.
■ FITNESS Fun. Exercise. 30 minutes. This program is scheduled
every day at 9 a.m. The program changes daily to vary the exercises.
■ To ROSSMOOR with Love. Romantic music. One hour.
Contra Costa Wind Symphony, directed by Duane Carroll, romances viewers with selections from Broadway, opera and classical music.
The symphony performs under the auspices of Acalanes Adult Education and is an all-volunteer band. This production also features music
by Charlie Chaplin. A special treat is a selection that includes duck
calls and the sound of woodpeckers in “Ankan Och Hackspetten.”
■ ARTHRITIS, Its Causes and Treatments. Health program. 55
minutes.
Dr. Martin Jimenez is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics and has a geriatric practice at John Muir Outpatient Tice Valley/
Rossmoor Medical Center. Jimenez is a teacher, lecturer and researcher in geriatric medicine and presents the latest research on arthritis, its
symptomology and treatment.
■ CHRISTOPHER Dean. Celtic music. One hour.
Guitarist Christopher Dean delivers another outstanding performance,
delighting the audience with his exceptional abilities: picking out beautiful melodies between engaging, humorous stories and Celtic lore that are
masterfully weaved throughout this program. Dean has performed with
the Rolling Stones, the Rascals and a handful of other famous bands. His
music has been played throughout Europe and the United States.
■ The OPERATIC Voice. Lecture. 50 minutes.
Resident and opera expert/enthusiast, Diane Mauch, outlines the
characteristics of the operatic voice. Mauch is a nationally-acclaimed
mezzo-soprano featured in “Who’s Who of American Women.” She
was administrator of the Florida Grand Opera, and a professor of voice
at the University of Miami. In this program she uses recordings of
great opera singers to enhance her talk.
■ The TICHMAN Family Concert. Classical music. One hour, 10
minutes.
This is a family of internationally renowned musicians especially
loved by Rossmoor. The artists, Nadya Tichman, violinist, currently
the associate concert master of the San Francisco Symphony; Nina
Tichman, pianist and chairwoman of the piano department at the
Hochschule (conservatory) in Cologne, Germany; Herbert Tichman
(deceased), clarinetist, resident of Rossmoor for many years who performed a duo with his wife Ruth (deceased) with the Berkshire Chamber Players; John Imholz who specializes on all fretted instruments,
guitar, banjo mandolin; and Nomi Tichman, actress, singer and vocal
teacher in New York. The program consists of a variety of works by
Camille Saint-Saens, Allan Shearer, John Corigliano, Claude Debussy
and Igor Stravinsky.
■ HIDDEN Treasures. Lecture/slide show. 50 minutes.
Professor Ralf Parton presents a slide presentation from a trip on a
Russian River Cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg. A highlight of
the trip was a tour of two of the thousands of galleries of the Hermitage Museum. These two galleries exhibited a collection titled “Hidden
Treasures Revealed.” According to Parton, “These exhibits both contain previously unseen collections by some of the greatest artists the
world has ever known.”
■ MARIE Barron Hoge. Musical standards. 55 minutes.
Entertainer and vocalist Marie Barron Hoge performs with vocalist
Joel Allian and pianist Carolyn Wolf in a show that contains ballads
from the 1920s through the 1960s. Hoge is a mezzo-soprano and has
performed all over the Bay Area; Wolf has been playing piano and
singing since early childhood; Allian is a stage and theater performer
also appearing on TV and in the movies.
■ HEART DISEASE in Women. Health program. One hour.
Kristi Batten, M.D., joined Cardiovascular Consultants Medical
Group in 1988. In 2004, she was named medical director of the Women’s Heart Program, a John Muir Health Program that stresses community awareness and prevention. Batten is also on the board of the
America Heart Association. She discusses ways to foresee and prevent
serious problems.
■ AUTUMN Duo. Classical music. 45 minutes.
Niles Bultmann and Ian Scarfe perform as a duo playing music from
Bach, Schubert and Vivaldi. Bultmann is a violinist and composer who
has played with the New World Symphony. Scarfe studied piano at
Willamette University and is pursuing his master’s degree at the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music.
= Screened boxes indicate that programming continues into next half-hour time slot.
Reference programs below by titles in capital letters above.
Thu
2-17
Fri
2-18
6 a.m.
POST IT!
POST IT!
6:30 a.m.
7 a.m.
CHRISTOPHER
ARTHRITIS
7:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
HEART
OPERATIC
8:30 a.m.
9 a.m.
FITNESS
FITNESS
9:30 a.m.
POST IT!
POST IT!
10 a.m.
TICHMAN
OPERATIC
10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
HIDDEN
11:30 a.m.
noon
ARTHRITIS
MARIE
12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER
ARTHRITIS
1:30 p.m.
2 p.m.
OPERATIC
AUTUMN
2:30 p.m.
3 p.m.
HIDDEN
CLASSIC
3:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
MARIE
TICHMAN
4:30 p.m.
5 p.m.
HEART
5:30 p.m.
6 p.m.
AUTUMN
CHRISTOPHER
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
9 p.m.
Sat
Sun
Mon
Tues
Wed
POST IT!
POST IT!
POST IT!
POST IT!
POST IT!
HIDDEN
TICHMAN
OPERATIC
ROSSMOOR
MARIE
HIDDEN
CHRISTOPHER
HEART
2-19
2-20
MARIE
2-21
2-22
2-23
FITNESS
POST IT!
ARTHRITIS
FITNESS
POST IT!
CHRISTOPHER
FITNESS
POST IT!
ROSSMOOR
FITNESS
POST IT!
AUTUMN
FITNESS
POST IT!
MARIE
ROSSMOOR
HEART
CLASSIC
CHRISTOPHER
TICHMAN
OPERATIC
HIDDEN
TICHMAN
HEART
TICHMAN
MARIE
ROSSMOOR
HIDDEN
CLASSIC
ARTHRITIS
MARIE
HEART
HEART
AUTUMN
CHRISTOPHER
CLASSIC
OPERATIC
ARTHRITIS
ROSSMOOR
OPERATIC
HIDDEN
CHRISTOPHER
AUTUMN
ARTHRITIS
HIDDEN
TICHMAN
ROSSMOOR
MARIE
OPERATIC
HEART
TICHMAN
MARIE
OPERATIC
AUTUMN
AUTUMN
ARTHRITIS
CLASSIC
CLASSIC
CLASSIC
CLASSIC
ARTHRITIS
ROSSMOOR
HIDDEN
ROSSMOOR
HEART
CHRISTOPHER
CLASSIC
CLASSIC
CLASSIC
CLASSIC
ARTHRITIS
ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
37
Camera Club announces the pictorial competition winners
Norman
Nielsen wins
best in show
By Lynn Letteris
Club correspondent
On the first Wednesday of
each month, the Rossmoor
Camera Club hosts a competition where members submit
their photos for judging under
the pictorial category. This category allows the photographer
to manipulate, crop, change
lighting and alter the image in
any way desired as long as the
result can be viewed as pictorial.
Competing members move
up in ranking based on the
number of points accumulated
as their photographs gain entry into the winners’ circle.
The beginning photographer
submits images under the
rank of basic, then graduates
to intermediate, advanced and
masters as points are won. An
experienced photographer/
judge, usually a professional,
is hired to critique the entries
as they are projected on a
screen.
All members are encouraged to participate. The entries are anonymous, and the
judges provide useful tips on
improving skills. For members
and nonmembers, competition
nights provides as a venue for
learning more about photography.
The judge for the Feb. 2
competition was Barbara Mallon. She works with blackand-white prints, color slides,
cibrachrome and digital prints.
She has been a member of the
Livermore Camera Club since
1970 and has been in charge
of their photo classes since
1993. In judging, Mallon looks
for originality, impact, lighting, composition and technical
quality.
Pictorial digital winners
Basic: fi rst place, Bill Rauch
for “No Work Zone”; second,
Arlita Smith for “Finding
Your Way”; and honorable
mention, Smith for “Fishing
at Sunset.”
Intermediate: first place,
Stan Scott for “Silhouettefilled Sunset”; second, Stephen
Shields for “Lake Lucerne; and
third, Stan Scott for “Butchard
Gardens.”
Advanced: first place and
best in Show, Norman Nielsen
for “Blue Ice”; second, Victoria
Richardson for “In the Style of
Picaso”; and third Richardson
for “Appalachian Range.”
Masters: first place, Ojars
Kratins for “Waiting II”; second, Tim Christoffersen for
“Sand Mountain”; and third,
Kratins for “This Day Ending.”
Color prints winners
Basic: fi rst place, Rauch for
“After the Storm”; and second,
Rauch for “Flying Her First
Kite.”
Intermediate: first place,
Carol Scott for “Butchard Gar-
“Chimney Rock” by Walter Krovoza
“Butchard Gardens Staircase” by Carol Scott
Silhouette-filled Sunset” by Stan Scott
“After the Storm” by Bill Rauch
“Two Autumn Leaves” by Hugh
Grey
dens staircase”; and second,
Don Hardin, “Fish are Getting
Away.”
Advanced: first place,
Hugh Grey for “Two Autumn
Leaves”; and second, Christoffersen for “Attitude.”
Monochrome prints winners
Basic: first place, Ken Wise
for “Virginia Bugler”; and
second, Rauch for “Whitby
Abbey.”
Intermediate: first place,
Carol Stott for “Small White
Flowers.”
Advanced: first place, Walter
Krovoza for “Chimney Rock”;
second, Grey for “Shades”;
honorable mention, Christoffersen for “Sand Dune” and
“Hong Kong Windows”; and
honorable mention, Grey for
“Bark Details.”
All Rossmoor residents are
invited to attend any of the
meetings. Anyone with an interest in learning about his or
her camera or wants to adopt a
new hobby, the club extends an
invitation.
For information, call Stan
or Carol Scott at 934-9998.
“Waiting II” by Ojars Kratins
“No Work Zone” by Bill
Rauch
“Small White Flowers” by
Carol Scott
“Blue Ice” by Norman Nielsen
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ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
RELIGION
RELIGIOUS SERVICES
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
The Unitarian Universalist Society of Rossmoor
invites all Rossmoor residents to receive a weekly
e-mail transcript of a Sunday sermon by a leading
Unitarian Universalist minister by sending name
and e-mail address to [email protected]
The sermon for Sunday, Feb 20, is by Rev. Helen
Lutton Cohen and is titled “Talking About Death.”
Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion with
theological perspectives encompassing: Atheism/
Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism,
Judaism, Paganism and others. Inquiries are welcome at www.uua.org. For information contact Tom
Mesetz at 939-2132 (sermons) or Joy Hicks at 9393316 (meetings).
CONGREGATIONAL
Rossmoor Pilgrim Congregational Church’s
regular Sunday worship service will be held Feb. 20 at
10:30 a.m. in the Vista Room at Hillside Clubhouse.
The Rev. Dr. Daryl Clemens’ sermon will be based
on Matthew 5:38-48. Coffee, tea and cookies will be
served after the service. Bible study will be held Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. in the Pine Room at Hillside
Clubhouse. A cordial invitation is extended to all to
participate in the activities of the Pilgrim Congregational church.
LUTHERAN
Hope Lutheran Church invites everyone to gather
for a spirited liturgical worship service in the Delta
Room at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 20. Pastor Jack Niemi will be speaking on Matthew 5:38-48. Bob Lindahl will be the organist.
The people of Hope Church gather in the Delta
Room at Del Valle Clubhouse to be transformed by
a warm and friendly time of liturgical worship and
high-spirited fellowship. Rossmoor Dial-a-Bus deliv-
ers attendees to the Del Valle drop-off loop outside
the Delta Room. Large-print bulletins and hearing
aid T-coil complement the accessibility of worship at
Hope.
Arrive early for a time of fellowship and stay for
coffee and conversation after the service. For information or pastoral concerns, contact Pastor Niemi at
709-4673.
EPISCOPAL
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites all
Rossmoor residents to a service of “caring and sharing through inspirational worship and fellowship”
on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Diablo Room
at Hillside Clubhouse. On this Seventh Sunday after
the Epiphany, Mary Jones, student deacon, will offer a sermon titled “What Size Is Your Soul?” based
on Matthew 5:38-48. The service includes a Sung
Eucharist; all are welcome to participate fully, and
to stay for refreshments and fellowship at the coffee
hour following the service. Call the church office for
more details: 937-4820.
METHODIST
Tice Valley United Methodist Church invites all
Rossmoor residents and guests to the weekly Sunday
worship service at 11 a.m. in Peacock Hall. Sunday
worship is wheelchair accessible with large-print
bulletins and aids for hearing. Rev. Joanne Peterson’s
sermon title for Sunday, Feb. 20, is “God Is Growing
Something Inside of You!” based on Psalm 139:1317 and Luke 2:41-52. After worship, worshipers are
invited to stay for fellowship and light refreshments
in the Fireside Room. Everyone who comes is greeted with “open hearts, open minds and open doors.”
For information, call the church office at 937-4535,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, or visit the
website at tvumc.org.
NAUTILUS SOCIETY
Welcomes New Consultant:
FELICIA JONGORDON
Rossmoor Resident
35 years of Cremation experience
PRE-NEED HOME APPOINTMENT AVAILABLE
No charge for consultations
www.nautiluscremation.com
925-588-5108
RELIGIOUS SERVICES
A T
R O S S M O O R
B’NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION
Friday Evening Service 8 p.m.
Vista Room–Hillside Clubhouse
For information call
932-4592 or 274-0304
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Worship: 10:30 a.m. each Sunday
Delta Room, Del Valle Clubhouse
For info, call the church office: 709-4673
Or Mary Ann of Rossmoor: 934-8541
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
2100 Tice Valley Blvd. at Rossmoor Prkwy.
935-2100
Sundays: Worship 10 a.m.,
Pastors: Roger Reaber, Charie B. Reid
ROSSMOOR PILGRIM
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Rev. Dr. Daryl J. Clemens
10:30 a.m. each Sunday
The Vista Room, Hillside
954-1358
ST. ANNE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
Sunday Masses 9:00 & 11:15 a.m.
Sat. 5 p.m., Weekdays 8 a.m.
Confessions Sat. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Father Joseph Parekkatt
1600 Rossmoor Prkwy. 932-2324
TICE VALLEY
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Services every Sunday at 11 a.m.
in Peacock Hall at Gateway
Rev. Joanne Peterson • 937-4535
New Office: 1944 Tice Valley Blvd.
ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Service 10 a.m.,
Diablo Room, Hillside,
Rector: the Rev. Anne Cox Bailey
937-4820 (Office)
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
SOCIETY OF ROSSMOOR
Weekly Emailed Sermons • 3 Monthly Meetings
Call Tom Mesetz 939-2132 (Sermons)
or Joy Hicks 939-3316 (Meetings)
N E A R B Y
FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST
#2 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek (corner of Eckley Lane and Walnut Blvd.)
Sunday 9:30 and 11 a.m. • Wednesday Evening 7:30 p.m. 934-4527
TO ADVERTISE YOUR RELIGIOUS SERVICES,
CALL DARLENE AT 988-7809
CATHOLIC
St. Anne’s Catholic Church Masses for this week
will be Saturday, Feb.19, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb.
20, at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Father Joe Fernandez will
preach at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday and Father Joseph will preach at both Sunday Masses. Daily Mass
is at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday morning Mass is at 9. The Rosary is recited before the daily
Mass. Confessions are every Saturday from 4 until
4:30 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN
Grace Presbyterian Church invites everyone to
worship on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Roger Reaber will begin a three-week series on forgiveness. This week the scriptural focus of the sermon
“Forgiving Without Inviting Further Insults” will be
Matthew 5:38-42 and 18:15-20. After worship there
will be time to socialize in the Fireside Room and
around 11:20 a.m. the Rev. Charie will present the
video-based study “Saving Jesus Redux” in the library. This 12-week series is also being offered on
Tuesday evenings at 7. Come to any or all of the sessions and invite a friend.
Wednesdays are busy at Grace: Exercise With El in
the Oak Room at 9 a.m., Bible study at 10 a.m. in the
library, free bridge classes at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship
Hall.
JEWISH
B’nai Israel Congregation will hold Sabbath services on Friday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Vista Room,
Hillside Clubhouse. Cantor Rachel Brott will conduct
the service. The hostess, Pauline Hartman, will recite
the blessing over the Sabbath candles. The greeters,
Jean and Nate Kraft, will recite the blessing over the
Sabbath bread. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. All are welcome.
TVUM hires new music director
Tice Valley United Methodist Church in Rossmoor
will welcome its new direc-
tor of music, David Daniel of
Rossmoor, starting on Sunday,
Feb. 20.
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Daniel has had a lifetime of
musical experience. He comes
from a musical family, and as
an adult, he directed choirs,
singing and playing the piano
for several different churches.
Most recently he has been the
musical director for the Presbyterian Church in Fairfield.
His favorite styles of worship and music are inclusive,
and range from contemporary
to traditional. He believes in
including a sense of humor
with the “joy of the spirit” in
worship.
Everyone is welcome to
come and meet Daniel and
hear his music.
Regular bus service is available on Sundays between 10
and 11 a.m. Check bus schedules for times of pick-up.
ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16 , 2011
IN MEMORIAM
DOUGLAS JOHN FLAUTT
Douglas “Doug” John Flautt,
90, died Jan. 25. He loved the
outdoors and was a college
track star. During World War
II, he served in the Army Air
Corps.
He was recreation director
for Visalia and city manager
for Montrose, Colo., as well as
Sanger, San Anselmo, Irwindale, Willits, Taft and Marina.
He was a member of Rotary,
and served twice as a club
president. He and his wife,
Nancy, moved to Rossmoor in
2005.
He is survived by his wife
of 64 years; his children, Michael Flautt of Fayetteville,
Ark., Thomas Flautt of Union
City, Robert Flautt and his
wife Norma of Roseville and
Candice Flautt Economides
and her husband David Hill of
Berkeley; eight grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
MYRON HERRELL
Services for Myron Herrell, who died on Feb. 6, will
be held Monday, Feb. 28, at
11 a.m. in the Fireside Room
at Gateway. He was a longtime
Rossmoor resident and pastor
of United Methodist Churches
in California.
ALEXANDRA
BARRETT McKINLEY
Alexandra “Alex” Barrett
McKinley, 73, died on Jan. 25
after a long bout with cancer.
She was a career educator and
elementary school administrator. She was active in fine arts
classes at Rossmoor.
She is survived by her hus-
Grace Preschool to hold
pancake breakfast at church
Grace Preschool (of Grace Presbyterian Church) will host a
pancake breakfast surrounded by medieval enchantment on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 8 to 11:30 a.m
Adult meal tickets are $5, children’s are $3 (children under 3
are free), and raffle tickets (many prizes) are $1 each or 12 for
$10. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Marlene Hall, the
preschool director, any preschool family or at the door.
The money raised from this event supports the school’s music
program, tuition assistance, school programs and facilities.
The event is held in the Oak Room at Grace Presbyterian
Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd.
band, Richard McKinley of
Rossmoor; and her sons, Taylor Gray of Greenwich, Conn.,
and Barrett Gray of Walnut
Creek.
A memorial will be held
on Friday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.
in the Vista Room at Hillside
Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the
Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
JANICE Y. RINGEN
Janice “Jan” Y. Ringen, a
five-year resident of Rossmoor,
died Feb. 10 at Tampico Terraces. She was born April 12, 1921
in Caldwell, N.J. She served as
a WAVE at the Bethesda Naval
Hospital for two years during
World War II.
Prior to moving to
B’nai B’rith
gathers Sunday
The Rossmoor chapter
of B’nai B’rith will have its
monthly meeting on Sunday,
Feb. 20, starting at 9:30 a.m.
in Multipurpose rooms 1 and 2
at Gateway. There will be the
usual bagels with schmear, tea
and coffee.
The speaker will be Alan
Kite, whose topic is “Visions
of Israel’s Heritage.”
There will be a short meeting at 10 a.m. with a speaker.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For information, call Larry
Davis, president, at 932-1646.
In Loving Memory
Eugene Theodore (Ted) Meadows, II
Oct. 12, 1952 – Jan. 25, 2011
Eugene T. (Ted) Meadows, a resident of
Rossmoor, Walnut Creek was called home
by our Lord peacefully on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. He is survived by his loving
wife of 23 years, Stephanie; a daughter by
a previous marriage, Stephanie Gale; mother, Helen Marion; sister, Cheryl Lockhart;
nephews Michael Gourley and wife Telzey,
David Crantz; nieces, Allison Martin and
husband Jon Martin, Janine Crantz; grandnephews Mason and Cameron Gourley and
Jackson and Ryan Martin; brothers-in-law,
Bob Lockhart and Steve Crantz; and numerous extended family members and friends,
who lightened his life’s journey. Ted was
preceded in death by his father, Eugene T.
Meadows Sr. of Ukiah, CA., and mother-in-law Lois Crantz of Rossmoor.
Ted attended Chico State University, graduating in 1975 with a degree in
political science. He then completed an A.S. degree and developed the skills
of Radiological Technologist, and Surgical Technologist which served him
well for many years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut
Creek and enjoyed the many opportunities for fellowship and began volunteering for community service through the church. He was also a volunteer at
the Lindsay Wildlife Museum working with small birds and enjoying working
with the injured animals. He enjoyed outdoor photography which allowed
him to see those wild animals and others, and to photograph them in their
natural setting. His funeral and interment were held at
Oakmont Memorial Park on Friday, February 4, 2011
with family and close friends.
Contributions in Ted’s name may be made by donating to Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave.,
Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Attention: Rachel Avila.
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Rossmoor, she lived in a number of towns in New Jersey.
She was very active in the
various water color societies.
A professional water colorist,
one of her proudest achievements was her admittance to
exhibit by the American Water
Color Society.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 49 years,
Robert E. Ringen. She is survived by sons, Laurence, a
Rossmoor resident, and Mark
of Greenwood Lake, N.Y.;
three grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. No services will be held, at her request.
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D
o n a l d D. D o y l e
passed away peacefully surrounded
by his family on Monday,
January 31. Don was the
epitome of a true gentleman in every sense of the
word. He was unfailingly
loyal, loving and generous.
Services for Don were held
at the Community Presbyterian Church in Danville
on Monday, February 7th with a reception at the
Round Hill Country Club in Alamo.
Don was born on February 6, 1915 in Dinuba,
California, the 4th of 10 children. As a young man,
Don left the valley for San Francisco where he started in the insurance business selling policies door to
door.
During World War 2, he joined the Marines and
was a Marine Drill Instructor at Camp Pendleton.
Upon his return to civilian life, his work ethic and
charismatic personality propelled him into the successful partnership of Cross and Doyle and then to
Marsh McLennan, where he was Managing Director. He finished his insurance brokerage career as a
senior vice president with Johnson and Higgins.
After leaving insurance, Don became Chief Executive Officer of Bayview Federal Savings and Loan
and later President of the San Francisco Chamber of
Commerce. He continued to be active in the business community and served on numerous boards
including Blue Cross, St. Francis Hospital, St. Mary’s
College and Langley Porter. He was a long time
member of the Masonic Order and its affiliates.
While building his reputation in the insurance
industry, Don served as an Assemblyman for the
10th District in the California Legislature, where he
lobbied for funding of freeways including the section of I-680 from Walnut Creek to Dublin, which
bears his name. He was most proud of his accomplishments in the area of mental illness, co-authoring the Short-Doyle Act which continues to provide
funding for mental health services today.
Don was lucky in love. He was married to Thelma for nearly 60 years before her death in 2000.
Together they were the proud parents of two sons,
Donald Jr. (married to Arlene) and David (married
to Sheila) and grandparents of Kristine, Patrick and
Matthew. Since Thelma’s passing, Don also became
a great grandfather to Aidan and Cameron. For the
past nine years Don found happiness with his second wife, Helen Humble whose love and companionship filled the last years of his life with joy. In
marrying Helen he also became stepfather to Dr.
Carol Humble married to Dr. Brad Hack, and Dr.
Gail Humble. He also became step-grandfather to
Alex Hack, Nicci Hack, Morgan Daffin and Katarina Hilton.
Outside of his business and family, Don was an
avid outdoorsman. He continued his annual game
hunts on horseback into his 90s.
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ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
ROSSMOOR SPORTS
Lawn bowlers Whalley and
Wong win Winter League
By Bob Lewis
Club correspondent
M
elinda Whalley and
Diana Wong topped
all the lawn bowlers in Winter League play,
which finished its six-week
series on the afternoon of Feb.
9. Runaway first place finishers Whalley and Wong played
their fi nal game on Feb. 5 because Wong was scheduled to
be in Arizona on the ninth.
Their score for the series was
10 game points and plus 34.
In second place were Dick
Kramer and Frankie Napoli,
who dropped the Saturday
game to the Whalley-Wong
team, but finished with 8 game
points and minus 11. Third
place went to Rick Olivera
and Mary Kung, who had the
only victory over Whalley and
Wong, and who finished with 7
game points and plus 19.
Extraordinarily delightful, sunny weather prevailed
every Wednesday throughout
the Winter League series this
year. Awards for the winners
were presented at the brown
bag lunch on Feb. 10.
Also at the lunch, newly
certified lawn bowler, Ron
Houston, was introduced by
Jeanne Lauritzen, an instructor. His other trainer, Ed de
Assis, is in Arizona for a couple of weeks.
Coming events
This year’s first holiday
bowling will be on Presidents’
Day, Monday, Feb. 21. The
day will feature an afternoon
triples handicap draw at 12:30,
with bowling to start at 1.
The February Fun Social
will follow the brown bag
lunch on Thursday, Feb. 24.
Members hope the weather
will hold and that the number
of players matches or betters
the 44 bowlers who turned out
By Mary Kay McClure
Club correspondent
The winning skip, Melinda
Whalley
The winning lead, Diana Wong
in January.
President Lionel Guterres
announced that the Cakebread Cellars Tournament, in
honor of their generous gifts
of bowls, jacks and wine, is
scheduled for Labor Day.
New lawn bowlers’ instruction classes will begin
Wednesday, March 2, at 1 p.m.
and continue each Wednesday and Friday at the same
time. Lauritzen and de Assis
will continue as instructors.
Anyone interested in learning
more about this relaxing and
intriguing sport should call
Lauritzen at 937-3658.
More February hike dates
planned for the Trails Club
By Marian Herndon
Club correspondent
Trails Club members walk
on the golf course cart trails
on Mondays when the courses
are closed. The group meets at
the Gateway Court of Flags at
8:45 a.m. and hikes one to three
miles in the valley.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays, the club meets at 8:45 a.m.
at the multipurpose rooms at
Gateway to explore the many fascinating nearby trails. Hikers are
divided into three groups with
like interests and ability levels.
Amblers hike three to five
miles on good trails with some
elevation gains and a leisurely
pace. Ramblers hike four to eight
miles on more challenging trails
with some steeper spots. Scram-
RTC men come out big winners in Moraga
BALL team
falters in
lively match
blers hike faster and do up to 10
invigorating miles with a possible climb of up to 2,000 feet.
Anyone interested in joining the hikes should call Harriet Schwartz at 934-7402 for
information. Equipment needed
includes sturdy boots, sun (or
rain) protection, plenty of water,
a lunch, money to help pay to
carpool to trailheads and a spirit
of adventure. Expect to be home
by 2 p.m., unless forewarned.
Winter’s changing weather forces hikers to be flexible.
The planned hikes (during
optimal weather) are:
Saturday, Feb. 19: Charlotte Katz will lead the Amblers in Briones; Ramblers will
go with Marian Herndon to
Wildcat Canyon; and Scram-
Continued on next page
The Rossmoor Tennis
Club’s (RTC) Men’s Interclub
League team came home
with an impressive 4-0 win
against Moraga Country Club
on Feb. 2, played at Moraga.
First doubles Captain Bob
Walgren and Dave Kern won
a tough match 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.
Second doubles, John Lee
and Mike Ying won 6-3, 6-3.
Team three, Mark Patterson
and Al Schwartz won 6-2,
6-2 and securing the sweep,
fourth doubles, Dave Sperry
and Bob Remedios, won
6-3,6-0.
The team is into the second half of the winter league
with four matches remaining.
The next match is at home on
Wednesday, Feb. 16, against
Oakland Hills. John Lee is
the Rossmoor captain for this
match.
BALL
The women’s BALL team
had a lively match against
Walnut Creek on Feb. 7 at
Buckeye. Team one, Gay
White and Jan Perez lost 16, 1-6.
Second team Eppie Ying
and Dee Luce had some challenges, including combating
numerous lobs into the sun.
Third team Mary Kay McClure and Pauline Hanley
were ahead in the first set,
but let it slip away into a tiebreak which they lost. They
rallied to win the next two
sets. Final scores for them
were 6-7, 6-3 and 6-2.
Angie Dometrovich and
Loc Barnes were the only
team to win in straight sets,
6-1 and 6-2.
The overall points were
Walnut Creek 7, Rossmoor 5.
The team has one remaining
match at Alameda on Monday, Feb. 21.
Players are reminded to
always sign in regardless of
BALL team members who played against Walnut Creek recently are, from left, Mary Kay McClure, Dee Luce, Pauline Hanley,
Angie Dometrovich, Eppie Ying, Jan Perez, Loc Barnes and Gay
White.
The Tennis Club Wild Card winners are, from left, Chris Bang,
Jo Nunnelley, Shin Kim, Pauline Hanley and Harvey Luke.
the day or time and to hang
up brooms after use. Dry, stiff
bristles are more effective in
sweeping leaves.
Wild Card
The Rossmoor Tennis Club
tried out a new format at its
first Wild Card Tournament of
2011 on Feb. 5. Michael Ying
devised a combination of regular doubles with mixed doubles for a total of seven sets of
four games. The players really
liked the change.
In addition, he color-coded
the format sheets to make it
easier to read and determine
where the next set was to be
played.
The women’s winner was
Shin Kim with 21 games. Pauline Hanley and Jo Nunnelley
tied for second place with 17
games each. The men’s winner was Harvey Luke with 22
games. Chris Bang came in
second with 17 wins.
It looks as though the
2010 championship will finally be complete as of Feb.
12. Watch next week’s article
for the results.
Beautiful day enjoyed by Women’s 18-Hole
By Buff Silveria
Club correspondent
It was another beautiful day
for golf, so 36 18ers turned out
for morning play on Feb. 10.
Sue Fleck won the first
fl ight, followed by Grace Nitta and Betty Cuniberti. Mitzi
Weinberg came in first in the
second flight, with Del Poirier
in second place and Young Sun
Bai, third.
Madeline Deiro took first in
the third flight, Aisoon Hong
was second and Nancy Rin-
gelstein came in third. In the
fourth flight, Ann Donaldson
was first and Jackie Bateman
came in second, followed by
Marge Bones in third.
Chip-ins from off the green
saved strokes for four players: Fleck on holes No. 2 and
13; Weinberg, No. 2; Vonie
Dondero, No. 8; Katie Pittman, No. 13; and Deiro, No.
10. Weinberg and Poirier each
shot birdies.
Six golfers have joined the
18ers. Marcia Belcher came
from the Rossmoor Niners;
Jean Carroll, Moraga; Margo
Dutton, Saddle Creek; Linda
Scheffer, Mira Vista; Agnes
Shin, Crow Canyon; and Sook
Suh.
Coming up
Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb.
17, is Charm Day (which is
usually played on the first
Thursday). For newcomers:
The monthly Charm Day winner receives a monogrammed
towel. The November play-off
determines which player wins
a charm medallion.
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ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16 , 2011
New Facility Coming On-line,
Spring Competitions Announced
By Nomor Shankland (aka Larry Ringen), Men’s Golf Club
By now the news about the Claremont Hotel being seized
by creditors is old news. The new owners (CNL-AB) took
over, via foreclosure, the resort and spa as well as LaQuinta
Resort and club; the Grand Wailea Resorts and Spa on Maui,
Doral Golf Resort and Spa both inland and on the ocean as
well as the Arizona Biltmore.
This seizure is another strong indication the golf marketplace
has undergone some serious changes during the current recession
and still has a long way to go before full recovery. These properties represent over a billion dollars in leveraged and financed assets. The carrying charges associated with such financing make
recovery to profitability even more challenging.
Why bring this up? What does it have to do with Rossmoor?
We are soon to see the opening of the final building in the
Creekside replacement project. The finished Pro Shop and
golf maintenance facilities represent the only “golf related”
portion of the multi-million dollar construction project. Kudos and thank you to the Golden Rain Board, past and present,
the management team and the various committees and individuals who dedicated so much of their personal talents and
resources to bring on-line another wonderful common facility
for all of Rossmoor to use and enjoy.
As we walk through the newly completed Creekside project, some can say Rossmoor overbuilt or under built or made
it just right. The fact of the matter is, we were able to build it
and it is what it is and each and every Rossmoorian should feel
proud to enjoy it and share it with family and friends.
NCGA competition
February signals the start of the NCGA competition for
both scratch and handicap (net) players. Based on the grapevine rumor, Rossmoor will again be an active club during the
year. Rossmoor already has a team entered into the Four-Ball
competition, which is a better ball of partner’s event. A regional qualifier will be held on March 31 to determine the 56
teams that will advance on to the two-day final event.
April 11 and12 will see a team of four players represent
Rossmoor in the Northeast Bay Zone annual team zone competition at Poppy Hills and Quail Lodge. The format is two
better balls or the foursome over two rounds. The Rossmoor
team has finished as high as fourth in recent events. The first
and second place teams return to play in the finals on Aug. 29
and 30 at Poppy Hills and Spyglass Hill golf course.
Upcoming events
Entries are now being accepted for the seventh annual
Rossmoor Net Better Ball of Partners event. This event is one
of the largest and richest events outside of the Member-Guest
and features a prize fund in excess of $1,000 each year. Entry
forms and information are available in the clubs’ section of
the Pro Shop in Creekside.
A quick check of the Rossmoor clubs’ golf book shows the
Men’s Golf Club has its annual meeting scheduled for Monday, March 14, at 9 a.m. in the Creekside Meeting Room 3.
As the meeting will be on a Monday morning, following the
meeting, only dogs and their owners will be allowed access to
the golf course – oh, geese too!
The season opens two days later, March 16, with the everpopular four-person scramble on both courses followed by the
first luncheon at Creekside to be served by the returning staff
of Café Mocha. Folks, we do have a bit of a scoop here. The
new chef for Café Mocha will be the chef from the recently
closed world-famous Crosby’s in downtown Walnut Creek.
Here’s hoping our new spot will be a bit quieter but just
as enjoyable. My initial impression of the dining room was
that it was like walking into a modern Ahwahnee Lodge sited
among the towering redwoods. Once the putting greens and
plantings are installed, the new spot will indeed be special.
New Men’s Golf Club board member Bob Montgomery will
begin his season with the first home and home with a trip down
680 to Crow Canyon. Those who have never player Crow Canyon should speak with Terry Hall in the Pro Shop; he will be
pleased to tell all about this senior-friendly par-69 course.
The first twilight doesn’t happen until April 22, but rumor
has it the women are already searching and putting their hottest teams together.
Trap feedback
In my prior column, I asked for feedback. Not one person
indicated they wanted the trap to the left of Dollar Course
hole 7 removed. In fact, the responses were to reduce the size
of the right-hand bunkers and leave the bunker in place, but
make it less deep and a bit easier to chip out of as an option.
Hope you all had a great Valentine’ Day and enjoyed the
love of your life.
See you on the links.
Continued from page 40
Information is available
to Rossmoor women golfers
who are interested in joining
the Women’s Nine-Hole Golf
Club.
Niners Membership Chairwoman Lydia Bolinger may be
contacted at 937-7988. Membership applications are available in the Pro Shop.
The Thursday, Feb. 17, tournament will be low gross. The
tournament
on the last Thursday of the
month, Feb. 24, will be low
net.
Bocce Club
sets its
dinner plans
The Rossmoor Bocce Club
will have a general meeting
and potluck dinner on Thursday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.
in the Las Trampas Room at
Hillside.
Bring a favorite dish and
wear name tags. Refreshments and tableware will be
furnished by the club. Rules
books will be available. Guests
pay a $3 fee.
Prospective members may
call Mercedes Voss at 9469960 or Mary Hufford at 9799611.
Ski-conditioning
workshop will
be repeated
Due to its popularity, the skiconditioning workshop will be
offered again on Sunday, Feb.
20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
Fitness Center. There will be
some lecture along with skills
applications.
The instructor is Karel
Nunnink, a staff trainer and a
masters ski champion. He has
been coaching for 35 years. He
has been featured on Channel
7 ABC’s “Forever Young”
segment.
Nunnink is a certified
personal trainer and resistance
training specialist as well as
being indoor-cycling certified.
He is a former marathon
runner, who competed in the
Ironman triathlon.
The workshop will help
participants learn how to
strengthen vital core muscles,
increase reaction and balance
skills, tap into different types
of strength, better utilize
gravity, increase power output
and adapt to various ski
conditions.
The cost is $10 per person,
payable by check to the
Golden Rain Foundation
(GRF). Give the check to the
instructor.
Sign up at the Fitness
Center front desk where there
is a special binder for that
purpose.
blers will trust Burt Rodgers to
come up with something.
Wednesday, Feb. 23: Merylin Lovett and the Amblers
will hike on Shell Ridge; Sumner Walters and the Ramblers
will take Old Briones Road to
the summit; and Larry Barclay
will lead a “power scramble”
around the Mt. Diablo Loop,
starting at Juniper.
Saturday, Feb. 26: Barbara
Hallmeyer and the Amblers
hike from Hap McGee Park.
The Ramblers will go with Peter Scully along the West Ridge
while Jim Woollett and the
Scramblers will hike in Kings
Canyon, Moraga.
GOLF SHOP NEWS
FROM THE GOLF PRO
Improvements
By Mark Heptig, director of golf
Now that we are moved into the golf shop, there will continue to be many changes in and around the operation. For
example, we now have an area to clean off those dirty golf
shoes once you come off the golf course. Located next to the
range building is a new air hose and cleaning station. We will
soon add a second air hose and put in a cement pad to sit on,
but it sure is nice to have this in place.
Two bag racks will soon be installed. One will be a replacement for the bent and broken rack out at the curb while the
other will be added at the “drop-off” area in the roundabout.
We will also be purchasing one more sand and seed box.
My plan is to have one box at each first tee so that players
can pick up fresh sand to fill divots as they head out to the
course.
Some of the items for the golf shop not yet installed include
a microphone/speaker system, a camera showing the action on
the first tee of the Dollar Course, a new register and software
package that will have better controls for inventory, member
bookkeeping and billing. We will also begin using a barcode
system for the merchandise.
We are expecting new hangers for the clothing to complete
the new look and of course the spring merchandise is coming
in soon. New patio furniture will certainly add to the beautiful setting.
The next changes will happen right in front of the golf shop
and should be completed by the time you read this column.
Because the trailers have been removed, it now allows the
contractors to finish the asphalt and cement work connecting
the cart building with the front of the shop. The stairs should
also be finished to connect the patio with the path.
Once this part of the project is done, we will continue to
clean up the area and get ready to re-establish the putting
green next to the fi rst tee of the Creekside Course. We will
also be re-establishing the small green near the road (and next
to the driving range) when all the construction is completed.
It will not be long before other parts of the building open
up and are in use. Please enjoy all the wonderful aspects of the
new facility but also remember to be a guardian and caretaker
too. We need everyone to use their common sense when using the facility and help keep the area clean. Leaving a mess
behind on the patios or other areas is not acceptable. Tracking dirty shoes throughout the building is irresponsible. We
should all take pride in our new clubhouse and also help keep
it in nice condition.
We will be open for Presidents Day (Monday, Feb. 21) and
we hope to see you for some holiday golf. We start taking reservations on Sunday, Feb. 13.
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ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Table Tennis Club plans a doubles
tournament for intermediate players
By Bill Dabney
By Brian Gunnell
Photo by Jim Kardos
Mady Schubarth, left, and Jane Vinson are ready to compete.
team winners.
Table tennis is not only for
fun and health, but skill in play-
Senior/Senior Night
at Cal basketball set
Fans of all ages are invited to join Cal women’s basketball
for Senior/Senior Night on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The
team plays Oregon State. The team will honor its senior players
as well as the older fans.
Call 1-800-GOBEARS for ticket information. Ticket prices
are $3 for seniors 55 and older; $10 for adults and $1 for youths.
Groups of 10 or more will pay $3 per person.
Tickets can be purchased by phone, online or the day of the
event.
Eighteeners welcome new members
Continued from page 40
A reminder: remember
to turn in two scorecards on
Thursday play days. One is for
the tournament chairwoman
and the other for the handicap
chairwoman.
Remember that tomorrow is
also the first general meeting at
1 p.m. in the Solarium Room at
the Dollar Clubhouse. Members
will meet the new board members and learn what’s planned
for the 2011 golf season.
CHESS FORUM
Each week, the Rossmoor
Chess Club offers a chess
problem or a clever opening
as well as the answer for the
previous week.
The answer for the Feb. 9
problem was 1…. Rh1 check
2.if Kxh1 Qxh3 check 3.Kg1
Qxg2 mate. …If 2.Kg3 Bxg2
3.Qh6 check Kxh6 4.any
Qxh3 mate.
This week, another problem to tease the mind is
black to mate in five.
The answer will be included in next week’s column.
Players at all levels are
welcome at the Chess Room
on the first floor of Dollar
FROM THE AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE
You Might Be an Expert If ...
Club correspondent
The Table Tennis Club’s new
tournament for intermediateskill players will be Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in the
table tennis facility at Hillside.
Warm-up will start at 1. Regular
afternoon play will be suspended at that time.
To encourage afternoon players to participate, the more advanced players who usually play
mornings are not eligible to play.
There will be just one unisex
doubles round robin event and no
singles. Partners will be assigned
randomly. This is a different program than in previous years.
Ribbons will be awarded
to first, second and third place
BRIDGE BITES
Clubhouse on Fridays from
12:30 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come join the fun
Call Bob Dickson at 9341405 with the solution and
any questions or comments.
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ing is an accomplishment. Winning a tournament cannot only
improve the level of skill but is
also a tangible recognition of
hard work.
Tournaments often produce
better play, even though they are
just for fun. For membership and
other information, call Mable
Chew at 935-7664.
Partnership
Bridge
On Feb. 4 at partnership bridge
the scores were: Dick and Eva
Bockius 4490 with a small slam
in hearts, Barbara Murphy/Carolyn Nelson 3670, Vicki LaBatt/
Mary Keeler 3480, Jean and Jim
Chenevey 3010 and Betsy Sanders/Julie Blade 2490. Low score
was 1360.
For information, call Helen
Dailey at 934-1902 or Carolyn
Nelson at 256-0144.
On Feb. 8, 54 persons played
partnership bridge in the Oak
Room at Gateway. Barbara Murphy/Carolyn Nelson topped the
winners with 5470 points, including a small slam in clubs and a
small slam in hearts.
Other winners were: Joan and
Jim Chenevey 3810, Eva and Dick
Bockius 3750, Tillie Molho/Lillian Katzburg 3670, Dorlene
Dockus/Shari Siegel, 3420, John
Hyde/Dave Howell 3360, Anita
Heyman/Marilyn Nauertz 3180,
Vicki La Batt/Mary Keeler,
3140, Renée Medak/Agnes Doubet 3040, Jeannie Francis/Peter
Gomes 2880, including a small
slam in clubs and Brucie and
Duncan Carter 2770. Low score
was 1310.
Directors John and Dolores
Clark were assisted by Louise
Sheets and Shari Siegel. For information, call Dolores Clark at
947-1767.
Partnership bridge on Feb.
10 had these winners: Hirsh
Morton/Barbara Stewart 3900,
Carolyn Nelson/Mary Burkhard
3810, Jo Malanowski/Virginia
Przyborowski 3460, Tillie Molho/Lilly Katzburg 3010 and Dick
Bockius/Henry Sloan 2870.
Partnership bridge on Feb. 9
had these winners: Edna Nebbinger/Neal Monasch 3980, Vicki La
Batt/Mary Keeler 3680, Lil Hara/
Macki Kaya 3590, Liz Altgelt/Jo
Malanowski 3250 with a slam in
6 spades, Barbara Klein/Ray Holvenstat 3070, Louise Brown/Toshi
Tsuchitani 3010 with a slam in 6
no trump and Ilse Schiff/Bobbi
Roth 2870.
For information, call Shari
Siegel at 287-1720.
NORTH
♠KJ
♥AQ9
♦KJ65
♣KT75
WEST
EAST
♠9743
♠A852
♥652
♥4 3
♦QT94
♦732
♣Q9
♣8632
SOUTH
♠QT6
♥KJT87
♦A8
♣AJ4
Vulnerable: East - West
SO. WEST
NO. EAST
1♥
Pass
2♣
Pass
3NT
Pass
6♥ All Pass
Playing in 6♥ there are 11
easy tricks. The 12th might
come from a Diamond finesse
(it works!), a Club finesse
against West (that works too!),
or a Club finesse against East
(that fails). You might be an
expert if you managed to go
down in this contract.
Against 6 ♥ West led the
Spade Three to East’s Ace.
Back came the Spade Two
won in Dummy, after which
our expert Declarer cashed
two trumps only, then ♦A,
♦K, followed by a Diamond
ruff. Now back to Dummy
with a trump and the last Diamond was ruffed.
Let us pause to admire
Declarer’s technique so
far. The purpose of ruffing a Diamond was to build
a 12th trick if the Queen
were to come down in three
rounds. And, by ruffi ng that
Diamond before drawing the
last trump, Declarer had the
timing to ruff the last Diamond also. Thus he was able
to discover that West had
started with four Diamonds.
West had also started with
three Hearts. How about the
Spades? That suit looked to
be 4-4 based on the opening lead and the play to the
second trick, in which case
West’s original distribution
was 4=3=4=2.
Decision time had arrived
and, with West known to have
two Clubs and East four, the
odds were two to one in favor
of East holding the Queen. So
our unfortunate Declarer finessed against East and went
down two when West produced the ♣ Q and a Spade
winner.
When this deal was played
in a local club duplicate
game, most Declarers made
12 tricks ... a few went down
one when they misguessed
Clubs ... but only one Declarer was expert enough to ruff
two Diamonds, get a perfect
count on the distribution, and
then go down two. How expert were you on this deal?
January bunco winners are, from left, Edie Sanberg, Vivian Dable,
Lore Sherman and Al Johnson.
Bunco date is changed
The next bunco night is Wednesday, Feb. 23, the fourth
Wednesday of the month. This change from the third Wednesday
is for February only. Check-in is between 6 and 6:30 p.m. with
play starting at 6:30 in the Oak Room at Gateway.
Residents are invited to join in an evening of fun, snacks and
prizes for $5. Bunco takes no previous experience and is easy to
learn.
For information or a ride, contact Bev Fellows, 949-7628, or
bever[email protected]
Genealogical Society’s
meeting date is changed
The Mt. Diablo Genealogical Society will meet on Friday,
Feb. 18, at 1:15 p.m. in US Bank
at 1910 Tice Valley Blvd. (near
CVS) in the Rossmoor Shopping Center. Members should
note the new meeting date.
Mary Beth Frederick is the
guest speaker and she will present ways of overcoming brick
walls in genealogy research.
The meeting room is accessed by entering the main entrance of the bank.
For information, contact
Peggy Johnson at 937-6598.
ROSSMOOR N EWS • FEBRUARY 16 , 2011
Financial advisor speaks
at Rotary lunch meeting
It’s that time of year when people need to be brought up to
speed on recent changes that may affect fi nancial and estate
planning in the year ahead.
Jennifer Jost, financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments in Brentwood, will discuss these topics with the
Rossmoor Rotary Club at its luncheon meeting on Wednesday,
Feb. 23, in the Diablo Room at Hillside.
Jost’s presentation, “Making Sense of Investments,” will
include topics such as charitable gift giving, tax free investing,
annuities, IRAs and current assessments of the stock market.
Bring questions on these and other topics.
The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with refreshments, lunch
is at noon and the speaker program is from 1 to 1:30 p.m. with
time for a few questions. Cost of lunch is $14 per person. (There
is no charge to hear the speaker only.)
For information, call 979-0963.
New location for Nature
Association’s next bird walk
The Rossmoor Nature Association’s monthly bird walk
is Monday, Feb. 21, at 9 a.m.
starting from the main Hillside Clubhouse parking lot on
Golden Rain Road.
This once-a-year change of venue is due to the Presidents Day holiday, during which the golf course
will be open for play and not available for recreational walking.
Visitors are always welcome
to attend these casual walks,
which are only canceled in the
event of rain or heavy fog.
This month’s walk will be
around the parks located at
Hillside and along a small trail
on Golden Rain Road between
entries 26 and 14. (The March
bird walk will return to the
regular Creekside location.)
A comprehensive record
of the club’s past documented
bird sightings can be perused
on the association’s website at
http://www.jardine-electronics.com/rna/rnahome.html.
For information about the
club or its activities, contact
Bob Carlton at 280-8129 or at
[email protected]
Second Tuesday lunch set
The Second Tuesday Luncheon Group will hold its St.
Patrick’s Day luncheon on
Tuesday, March 8, at noon at
Dollar Clubhouse. It will include corned beef and cabbage.
Libations and social hour
will begin at 11:30 a.m.
The Second Tuesday Luncheon Group meets every
second Tuesday of the month
September through June. It is
a continuation of the Gourmet
Lunch Group of the Rossmoor
Federated Women’s Club. All
Rossmoor women are invited
to join for friendship, fellowship and lunch.
Co-Chairwomen for this
event are Dorie Gallinatti and
Barbara Stewart.
The cost of $15 will include
wine and sparkling cider.
For reservations, call Gallinatti at 465-2451. Payment
must be paid in full at the time
of reservations.
Jewish Voice for Peace presents program
Sponsored by the Jewish
Voice for Peace-Rossmoor,
Bay Area human rights activists Janet Kobren and Kathy
Sheetz will present a talk titled
“Breaking the Siege of Gaza by
Sea,” on Tuesday, March 1, at 4
p.m. in Peacock Hall.
Kobren and Sheetz will show
photos and video clips and share
their experiences as passengers
on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla
that sailed in May 2010, including some of the history behind
it. They will also talk about the
international flotilla that will
be sailing later this spring, including the American vessel,
“The Audacity of Hope,” which
is being organized by the U.S.
Boat to Gaza organization.
Kobren is an Oakland resident, a retired high school math
teacher and former information
technology professional, as well
as an eclectic activist on many
other issues when she is not doing Palestine solidarity work.
Sheetz, a Richmond resident, is a nurse who holds a
graduate degree in sustainable
development and worked on
human rights issues in Haiti
for 12 years before focusing on
Palestine.
She was a passenger on
the successful first Free Gaza
Movement voyage to Gaza in
August 2008 and the eighth
FGM voyage in June 2009. The
ship was intercepted and confiscated by the Israeli navy; the
passengers were imprisoned
and later deported.
All Rossmoor residents and
their guests are welcome. The
event is free to members of
JVPR, and a donation of $1 is
suggested for nonmembers. Kobren and Sheetz will be seeking
donations to defray costs of the
spring 2011 U.S. Boat to Gaza.
For information, contact
Marvin Cohen, 944-1757.
The Rossmoor Kiwanis Club
will hear from Lynda Rexcoat,
chef and executive director of
Cooking with Kids Foundation
on Monday, Feb. 21.
The local nonprofit organization is dedicated to combating
childhood obesity and diabetes.
Its carefully planned cooking
curriculum provides children
from pre-school to early teens
and their parents with practical
nutritional health education.
The club meeting will begin
at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by a lunch. Rexcoat will
speak around 12:30 p.m. All
residents and their guests are
welcome to attend the meeting, have lunch and stay for the
speaker. They are also welcome
to attend the speaker portion of
the meeting only.
Rexcoat studied to be a pastry chef at Ecole de Varenne de
Cuisine in Paris. In 1997, she
began teaching for an elementary school in Walnut Creek,
which gave her the idea to for
the program.
Founded in 2009, Cooking
with Kids Foundation targets
underserved children from low
income families in Contra Costa
County and the Tri-Valley Area
of Alameda County who do not
have access to help in planning
and preparing healthful meals.
Last November, Rexcoat
taught a series of three classes
featuring healthy snacks to a
group of preschool-aged children and their parents.
She is currently working to
bring her program to several
daycare centers in the Concord
area this spring. In addition she
is seeking grants to expand the
Cooking with Kids Foundation
program.
Anyone interested in learning more about Cooking with
Kids, should call Lindy Boyes
at 943-2435.
E/W 1. G. Cunha/R.J. Cunha
2. M. Barnes/M. Mok 3. M. Livingston/B. Burgess 4. R. Liu/ C.
Warner
Section B
N/S 1. B. Price/R. Flink 2. J.
Chien/Louise Chien 3. J. DeGanahl/ K. Hanson 4. A. Von Boeschoten/J. Zissler
E/W 1. J. Bateman/J. Burnson
2. J. Bechtel/L. Clemens 3. N.
Donaldson/J. Autrey 4. J. Taylor/
K. Bernard
Thursday, Feb. 3 - Section A
N/S 1. A. Murray/A. Finklestein 2. B. Felder/L. Grawoig 3. M.
Juni/I. Darroch 4. M. Suchman/
V. Davidson
E/W 1. R.J. Cunha/M. Mok
2. T. Szymczak/H. Schick 3. G.
Karoly/K. Hammond 4. E. Beltran/D. Barker
Section B
N/S 1. D. Christiansen/D.
Thompson 2. M. Kessler/S. Michaelson 3. O’Conner/B. Johnsonbaugh 4. H. Sabin/E. Clifford
E/W 1. O.Stewart/P. Wimer
2. N. Wells/C. Daar 3. F. Block/
J. Granich 4. M. Schubarth/R.
Flink
Saturday, Feb. 5
Section A
N/S 1. M. Juni/M. Suchman 2.
A. Murray/J. Guillen 3. M. Newman/I. Darroch 4. F. Howard/C.
Warner
E/W 1. R. Liu/A. Finkle-stein
2 H. Schick/M. Koch 3. T. Szymczak/V. Jaffe 4. M. Livingston/M.
Nathans
Monday, Feb. 7 - Section A
N/S 1. T. Szymczak/V. Jaffe
2. J, Dolgin/D. Barker 3. B.
Felder/L. Grawoig 4. M. Juni/I.
Darroch
E/W 1 M. Koch/N. Rosenberg 2. E. Beltran/P. Taylor 3. E.
Carlo/A. Petersen 4. R. Liu/S.Y.
Huang
Section B
N/S 1. G. Gould/F. Dietz 2. F.
Block/R. Conrad 3. K. Hanson/J.
DeGanahl 4. H. Sabin/J. Granich
E/W 1. B. Sankary/E. Black
2. L. Rosenberg/S. Rosenberg 3.
L.Karr/C. Daar 4. C. Hugus/S.
Geraths
Section C
N/S 1. D. Christiansen/D.
Thompson 2. C. Jennings/P.
Krock 3. M.E. Highfield/K. Blanchet 4. A. Donaldson/B.J.Smith
E/W 1. M. Schubarth/D. Guilfoy 2. L. Kwok/D. Kwok 3. F.
Sheng/G. Sheng 4. N. Donaldson/J. Autrey
For additional information,
see posted results or go to http://
julialowe.bridgeforyou.com.
Kiwanis Monday meeting is open to all
Duplicate Bridge scores
Tuesday. Feb. 1 - Section A
N/S 1. A. Petersen/G. White
2 M. Suchman/W.Y.Leong 3. R.
Williams/E. Beltran 4. A. Mattox/W. Barron
E/W 1. A. Murray/N. Rosenberg 2. L. Chien/R.Corr 3. G.
Karoly/R. Orloff 4. J. Ellingsen/
L. Daley
Section B
1. M.K. Neff/D. Langhorn 2.
N. Donaldson/B. Atkins 3. B.V.
Smith/B. Tibbetts 4. L. Clemens/
E. Black
Wednesday, Feb. 2 - Section A
N/S 1. R. Herrick/F. Howard 2.
J. Dolgin/ E.Reeve 3. B. Starin/H.
Locey 4. J. Fox/M. Newman
Learn all about dominoes on Saturdays
The Domino Club plays the
game, Five-Up. Because the
player can use all of the doubles to play from, it is a faster,
higher scoring game than the
other versions of Five. Play is
with partners, but players don’t
have to bring a partner.
The club plays five games of
about 27 minutes each to the
score of 300 per game and use
a cribbage board to keep score.
Each hole on the cribbage board
is equal to 5 points, therefore
the 60 holes on the board are
equal to 300.
Play times
Experienced players meet
regularly on Monday evenings
in the Oak Room at the Gateway Clubhouse. Plan to arrive
at 6:30 because play begins
promptly at 6:45.
Beginners or rusty players
meet on Saturdays at noon
in Multipurpose Room 2 at
Gateway.
This is a good opportunity to
learn and practice the rules and
etiquette of Fives. Everyone
is welcome to play and learn
about dominoes
The domino winners on Feb.
7 were: Kent Croswell 329, Pat
Quarto 323, Betty Costa 318
and Elly Leith 318.
The domino winners Feb. 5
were: Quarto 323, Kent Croswell
320 and Jonne Semrad 312.
Tip of the week
During play of a hand, the
dominoes (tiles) in hand each
turn are considered to have
a “hook” end (that which is
matched to a tile that has already been played, and a “leave”
end (that which is left to create
a new “match”). Tiles are notated in the X-X format, i.e. the
tile with the 4 on one end and
the 1 on the other is written as
4-1, the “five blank” as 5-0, the
double six as 6-6, etc.
“Board count” involves all
the exposed tile ends in the
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playing area on the table. This
can range from a minimum
of two ends to (theoretically)
as many as thirteen ends in a
four person hand. Therefore,
a player should count the total on the table and then use
the difference in the two ends
of each of the playable tiles in
hand to determine what a new
board count would be, rather
than trying to add the leave end
of a tile in hand to numbers
on the board. (This becomes
easier the more a person plays).
This is especially important as
the board count gets to a large
number, with multiple areas to
hook onto.
Example: Exposed ends on
the board are a 6, a 4, and a
3. That would total 13 points
(6+4+3=13). Therefore, in order to get the board to a score
able count (multiple of 5), it
needs to either be reduced by 3
(to a count of 10) or increased
by 2 (to a count of 15).
Golf carts are not allowed on the sidewalks or in the clubhouse courtyards.
It’s not too late to get your double-sided winter enclosure.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
HEALTH & FITNESS
Fructose doctor to talk to
Wellness Group about obesity
Robert H. Lustig, M.D., will be the featured speaker at the
Monday, Feb. 28 meeting of the Rossmoor Wellness Group.
The meeting will be held in a new location: the Fireside Room
at Gateway at 7 p.m.
Lustig is a neuroendocrinologist with basic and clinical
training relative to hypothalamic development and anatomy
and function. He will describe how his treatment of patients
led him to explore the specific role of fructose (half of sucrose
and high-fructose corn syrup) as a specific mediator of both
chronic disease and the personal desire for consumption of
high caloric foods.
He has a well-known YouTube video “Sugar – the bitter
truth” that has been popular with the non-medically trained
public.
Lustig graduated from MIT in 1976, and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1980.
He completed his pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s
Hospital in 1993 and his clinical fellowship at UCSF in 1984.
From there he spent six years as a post doctoral fellow and
research associate in neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller
University.
He has been chairman of an ad hoc Obesity Task Force and
many other organizations dealing with obesity, including the
Pediatric Obesity Devices Committee of the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Endocrine Alliance to Combat
Obesity.
His message is that the obesity epidemic shows no sign of
relenting. There is now more obesity than there is malnutrition. Both frequency and severity have increased.
Cindy Gershen’s Sunrise Bistro in Walnut Creek will provide nutritious snacks prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Membership dues for 2011 are encouraged and can be paid
at the door. For nonmembers, a donation is requested. All
residents and friends are invited to this meeting.
For information, contact James Woollett at
[email protected]
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FORF to hold spaghetti feed next
month with Julie Hughes as speaker
Friends of Rossmoor Fitness (FORF) invites
all members and the Rossmoor community to
a spaghetti feed on Thursday, March 10, in the
Fireside Room at Gateway. Dinner will begin at
5:30 p.m.
There will be a vegetarian option, and wine
will be available. The evening will have a festive
Italian theme.
Julie Hughes, Rossmoor fitness trainer, will
speak on the topic “Food for Thought: A Practical Guide for Folks Who Love to Eat.”
Hughes has worked at the Fitness Center
since 1998 and has been involved in fitness and
recreation for over 30 years. She is a certified
health fitness specialist, personal trainer, and
Arthritis Foundation aquatics instructor. She is
also co-author of “Journey to Wellness,” with
Dr. Karl Knopf of Foothill College. A special
presentation will be made to the Fitness Center
during the evening.
The cost is $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers with reservations. At the door without
reservations, the cost will be $15.
Put checks made out to FORF in the mailbox at Gateway or mail them to Bev Louie, 4153
Terra Granada Drive No. 3A. Deadline for reservations is Monday, March 7.
For a ride, call Sherry Smith at 979-1808.
April events
FORF will have a table at the Flea Market
on Saturday, April 2. Everyone is requested
to begin putting aside items for donation now.
Donated items may be brought to the spaghetti feed or taken to the home of Judy French,
3401 Golden Rain Road No. 16, Entry 28.
Call her at 930-6482 to coordinate delivery
of items.
All proceeds from sales will benefit the Fitness Center and pools.
FORF will hold its first annual meeting on
Saturday, April 30, in the Fireside Room at
Gateway beginning at 12:30 p.m. All members
are encouraged to attend.
Board members will be elected and ideas for
events for the coming year will be discussed.
Further details of this meeting will be forthcoming.
FORF is a club formed for the purpose of having fun and raising money for the Fitness Center
and pools. Proceeds will support the needs of
the Fitness Center and pools that are not covered
by the budget.
To join or for information, call Bev Louie at
947-5428. Membership forms are available at
the Fitness Center or may be downloaded from
the website at www.rossmoorfitness.com.
Fitness instructor teaches residents how
to practice mindfulness in 12-week class
Fitness instructor Wendy
Beckerman is currently helping residents practice mindfulness every Thursday, from 8 to
9 a.m. in the Shasta Room at
Del Valle Clubhouse.
This 12-week class runs
through April 21. Drop-ins are
$15 per class.
Each one-hour session is
designed to teach various aspects of mindfulness. Partici-
pants will learn to cope more
effectively with daily stressors
– including chronic pain and
illness – and increase their
overall sense of well-being.
Sessions include brief discussions of mindfulness concepts and time to practice meditation, gentle yoga and other
mindfulness practices. Special
clothing is not required for this
class.
Beckerman has over 13
years of experience teaching
yoga and meditation in various
communities. She has a passion for making the practices
accessible and enjoyable. Her
students describe her as intuitive yet grounded, compassionate and fully engaged.
To register, contact Beckerman at [email protected]
com or call her, 510-710-7102.
Parkinson’s Support Group meets Saturday
The support group of the Parkinson’s Network of Mt. Diablo will meet on Saturday, Feb.
19, from 10 a.m. to noon at Grace Presbyterian
Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd.
The speaker is Pedro Bernardy, a certified
personal trainer and lifestyle coach. He was
voted the best personal trainer of the East Bay
for 2010.
He has a passion for helping Parkinsonians
and leads a movement class especially designed
for people with Parkinson’s.
This support group meeting is free, and all
are welcome. For information, call Ronalee
Spear at 284-2189.
The Young-Onset Support Group meets in
the same location and on the same date from 9
to 10 a.m. For information about this group, call
Krystin Radke at 336-9554.
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Fitness instructor to teach Yoga classes offered Monday through Friday
six-week exercise program The Rossmoor Fitness Instructor: Sumi Kaur. For
THURSDAY
Having trouble with an exercise program? Can’t remember
some of the details the trainer wrote down?
This six-week program is for residents who have already used
their free sessions with their trainers but still feel they need a
bit more time to absorb the hows and what-fors of their exercise
program.
Katleen Lamport will help residents learn the finer points of
their exercise program and walk them through each adjustment
and detail. The exercises may be modified to fit their individual
needs and some added as they progress towards their goals.
This group training will be held Mondays and Wednesdays
from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Fitness Center, starting March 7 and running through April 13.
Sign-ups are available at the front desk of the Fitness Center.
Each session is $10 per person or $60 for the entire six-week series. Checks should be made payable to GRF.
For information, call 988-7850.
Fitness Center offers
interval training class
The boredom-buster workout is a six-week specialty training
clinic that will be offered every Wednesday at the Fitness Center
from March 2 through April 6. The class will go from 4 to 5 p.m.
at the cost of $10 per class or $60 for the six weeks.
Fitness instructor Julie Hughes will teach the class.
Interval training is a technique that alternates bursts of intense
exercise with easier intervals, which can increase aerobic capacity and reduce muscle soreness. Rhythm and dance exercises are
part of the mix to increase coordination, balance and basic music
skills.
This class is a celebration of movement; mixing muscle moves
with musical fun. A variety of fitness and music tools will be used
including aerobic step platforms, balance balls, weights, mats,
music sticks, hand bells and percussion instruments.
Residents are encouraged to stop by the front desk at the Fitness Center and complete the registration forms.
Hughes is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, and she is a music education specialist and ballroom dance
instructor who has been teaching fitness classes at Rossmoor
since 1998.
For information, call Hughes at the Fitness Center, 988-7850,
or e-mail her at [email protected]
Massage and Bodywork Club
to hold mini therapy sessions
The next monthly meeting
of the Massage and Bodywork
Club will be on Saturday, Feb.
19, at noon in the Shasta Room
upstairs at Del Valle Clubhouse.
Each month, therapists will
give brief explanations of what
they do and then provide free
hands-on mini-sessions so attendees will have the opportunity to actually experience
what the bodyworker does.
This is a way to find the
ideal therapist and is also an
opportunity for residents who
can’t afford therapy not covered by insurance to receive
the help they need.
The group is planning on inviting different therapists each
month so attendees may get
an idea of the different types
of therapy available and try a
number of different therapists.
Bodywork is a term used to
describe a wide range of different hands-on therapies that
range from physical to energetic. All sessions are done
Dog Owners
Droppings are a safety and
health hazard. Residents are
asked to pick up after their
dogs and properly dispose of
droppings.
fully clothed, so dress appropriately.
For information, visit the
website at www.rossmoorbodywork.com or contact Carl
Brown at 287-9993.
Center offers a variety of
yoga classes, from Monday
through Friday. Classes are
for all levels and accommodate those with physical
limitations. Participants
are advised to wear loose
clothing and come with a
relatively empty stomach.
Props, used when needed,
may include chairs, blocks
and straps.
MONDAY
Flexible Yoga
Time and place: 5 to 6 p.m.
in the Shasta Room at Del
Valle Clubhouse
Instructor: Barbara Bureker. For information, call
934-7857.
Fees: $6 per class. Drop-ins
welcome at $7 per class.
Breathing Yoga (beginning
in April)
Time and place: 5:30 p.m.
in the Aerobics Room at
Del Valle Clubhouse
information, call (925) 2979550.
Fees: $8 for drop-ins.
TUESDAY
Gentle Yoga
Time and place: 11 a.m. to
noon in the Shasta Room at
Del Valle Clubhouse.
Instructor: Sarah Harvey.
Call 510- 639-4568 for information.
Fees: $8 per class or $30 per
month for four classes.
Drop-ins welcome.
WEDNESDAY
Gentle Yoga for
Your Health
Time and place: 11 a.m. to
noon in the Aerobics Room
at Del Valle Clubhouse
Instructor: Bonnie Maeda.
For information, call (510)
548-9566.
Fees: $10 per class; if four
classes are purchased, $8
each for ongoing. Drop-ins
welcome.
Stretch-Strength Yoga
Time and place: 6:00 to 7:00
p.m. in the Shasta Room at
Del Valle Clubhouse
Instructor: Barbara Bureker. For information, call
934-7857.
Fees: $6 per class. Drop-ins
welcome at $7 per class.
FRIDAY
Active Yoga
Time and place: 10 to 11
a.m. in the Shasta Room
at Del Valle Clubhouse
Instructor: Barbara Bureker. For information, call
934-7857.
Fees: $6 per class. Drop-ins
welcome at $7 per class.
Hanna Somatic Movement
Time and place: 11 a.m. to
noon in the Shasta Room
at Del Valle
Instructor: Yahdi Beckwitt.
For information, call 530277-9135.
Fees: $10 per class or $55 for
a series of seven classes.
Boot camp specialty training starts Wednesday
A six-week specialty training boot camp will
be offered every Wednesday in the Aerobics
Room of the Fitness Center, starting Feb. 23
through March 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The cost of the class is $10 per person or $60
for all six weeks.
Residents who participate in this class will
build endurance and strength, and lose inches
and pounds – all while having fun.
Interested persons may sign up and complete
the registration form at the Fitness Center desk.
Rossmoor fitness instructor Michele Jaramillo
is certified by the National Academy of Sports
Medicine. She is also a certified personal trainer
and aquatics and group exercise instructor who
has been sharing her expertise at Rossmoor for
four years.
For information, call her at the Fitness
Center desk, 988-7850, or e-mail her at
[email protected]
Mental Health Support Group meets at JCC
The mental health project
P’tach Libeynu, “Open Our
Hearts,” offers a monthly support group for family members
of adults with mental illness.
Exercise daily to Rossmoor
TV Channel 28’s 9 a.m.
fitness show.
The next meeting is Monday,
Feb. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at
the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center, 2071 Tice Valley Blvd., next to Rossmoor.
All faiths are welcome.
There is no charge to participate. For information or to respond, call 945-7272 or visit
www.openourhearts.net.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Neuropathy Group to hear
Volunteer Exchange invites all to Tuesday’s
from doctor who specializes in meeting to hear about telephone access
chiropractic neurology, pain
The Volunteer Exchange will hear about the equipment. Information about the program,
The Neuropathy Group
will hold its meeting on Friday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. in the
Las Trampas Room at Hillside
Clubhouse.
Dr. Jeffrey Miller will be
the speaker. He initially specialized in chiropractic neurology and holistic medicine.
He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in
Amherst and Life West Chiropractic College. In 2006 he began the full-time research and
development of new noninva-
sive treatment techniques. This
research yielded the Synergy
Method and advanced combination of deep tissue laser
therapy, a neurologically based
treatment.
His clinic is the Synergy
Laser Center in Danville. The
clinic specializes in chronic
pain, revolutionary treatments
for disc injuries and neuropathy.
For information call Carolyn Cash at 254-8195 or Kay
Lanway at 519-0591.
Advisory Council on Aging seeks
volunteers to be advocates
The Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging is looking for volunteers. The council has several work groups that work
on and advocate for many issues; i.e. transportation, planning,
health, nutrition, mental health and legislation.
The council is forming a Housing Work Group and is looking for members from the community, specifically people who
are interested in community housing designed for seniors. This
includes low-income housing and working with planners/contractors/architects to influence them to plan and construct seniorfriendly housing units.
This group may explore universal design options and how
this could be incorporated into new facilities. For information,
contact Shirley Krohn, president of the Advisory Council on Aging, Contra Costa County, 256-8736, or e-mail [email protected]
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Health programs aired on Channel 28 in the last year are
available for checkout at the Rossmoor Library at Gateway.
These includes presentations by groups such as Medical
Friends of Rossmoor and the Wellness Group.
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California Telephone Access Program at its
meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 1:30 to 2:30
p.m. in the Fireside Room at Gateway. All interested Rossmoor residents are welcome to attend.
The program provides adaptive telephones for
people who have difficulty with hearing loss, vision impairment, difficulty with mobility, problems with speech or cognitive impairment.
This is a program of the California Public
Utilities Commission and there is no cost to
qualified California residents for the special
including an application, is available online at
www.ddtp.org or call 1-800-806-1191.
Volunteer Exchange members trade a variety
of short-term services, such as transportation to
doctor’s appointments, plant and pet care during vacations and friendly visits to homebound
residents.
General meetings are usually on the fourth
Tuesday of the month. Membership is $15 a
year.
For information or to become a member, contact Deborah Ott at 988-7750.
P.T. Cruiser fans will get together tomorrow
The P.T. Cruiser Group,
which meets the third Thursday of each month, will hold
its next meeting on Feb. 17 at
the home of Tose Grier, 2881
Ptarmigan Drive No. 2 (Entry 18). Attendees are asked
to bring their own beverages.
Grier will provide snacks.
Due to the March 15 meet-
ing being near St. Patrick’s
Day, the club will have a corn
beef and cabbage dinner at
Grier’s home. Again, attendees
should bring beverages.
At the January meeting,
group members discussed
ideas for group outings during
summer; the Wharf Restaurant
in Antioch or Jonesy’s Steak-
house and Supper Club at the
Napa County Airport.
The club invites all P.T.
Cruiser drivers, Rossmoor
residents and nonresidents, to
attend one of the meetings.
Call Shirley at (510)387-4708
or Grier at 287-0817 to find out
the time for each meeting/dinner.
Oakland High Alumni holds Crab Feed
The Oakland High Alumni Club will hold its
annual Crab Feed on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Dollar
Clubhouse. Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with
complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 with a menu
consisting of crab or cannelloni, salad, pasta,
French bread and dessert. The cost is $29.
Reservation deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Cancellations will not be accepted after Feb. 15.
Guests are welcome.
Also, annual dues, $7.50, may be included
with the dinner check. Payment, by checks only,
must be sent to Barbara Currier, 2612 Saklan
Indian Drive No. 2.
The annual barbecue is scheduled for July 11
and the Christmas party is on Dec. 14.
For information about the crab feed, contact
Currier at 935-5785.
NCJW to hear a former Alcatraz guard
As is the custom, the National Council of Jewish Wom-
en (NCJW) hosts a monthly
meeting on a topic of gen-
eral interest that is open to all
Rossmoor residents.
The next event is Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. in
the Delta Room at Del Valle.
Members are requested to be
present at 9:30 for a brief general meeting. Light refreshments will be served.
The speaker is Frank Hearney, a Rossmoor resident who
at 21 was the youngest correctional officer of all those who
worked at Alcatraz prison. He
came in contact with many infamous felons, including “The
Birdman of Alcatraz” and Alvin “Creepy” Karpis.
He authored “Inside the
Walls of Alcatraz.” He has
been interviewed on many
television shows, including
“Good Morning America” and
the “Dave Letterman Show.”
Raised in Berkeley, he attended Armstrong College,
then served in the Coast Guard
in World War II. He also served
in the Korean War and had a
27-year stint as a fire fighter.
After those years, he worked
in public relations, promoting
tours to Alcatraz island.
The National Council of
Jewish Women, founded in
1893, is the oldest major Jewish women’s organization in
the U.S. For membership information, call Janet Ladner at
943-7044.
Stress Management Support
Group Meets for eight
weeks, four times a year.
For more information, call
Ann Pagliaro, LCSW at
988-7753.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • MAY 16, 2011
CLASSIFIED ADS
CLASSIFIED INDEX HOW TO PLACE A
CLASSIFICATION CODE
Personals .............................. 10
Found .................................... 20
Lost ....................................... 30
Miscellaneous....................... 40
Autos For Sale ...................... 50
Autos For Sale/Dealers ....... 55
Autos Wanted ...................... 60
Autos Wanted/Dealers ........ 65
Carports & Garages For Rent ..... 70
Carports & Garages Wanted ....... 80
For Sale................................. 90
Travel.................................... 95
Business Services ............... 100
Professional Services ......... 110
Health Services .................. 115
Residential Care ................ 118
Seeking Employment......... 120
Help Wanted ...................... 130
Wanted ............................... 140
Business Opportunities ..... 145
Real Estate For Sale .......... 150
Real Estate For Rent ......... 160
Real Estate Wanted ........... 170
Pets...................................... 180
CLASSIFIED AD
Classified ads in the Rossmoor
News are a minimum of $12.50
for 30 words or less for nonresidents and $8 for residents.
Each additional word is 25¢.
Phone numbers are one word.
Discount rates available for
long-term ads. Payment must
be made at the time the ad is
placed.
Place classified ads at the News
office located at the Creekside
complex, or mail to P.O. Box
2190, Walnut Creek, CA
94595. Classified ads can be emailed to [email protected]
com, or faxed to 925-9358348. Staff will call back for
payment information and ad
confirmation.
The ad deadline is Friday at
10 a.m. for each Wednesday
edition. Deadline changes due
to holidays will be printed in
the News.
For information, call the News
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 988-7800.
FEBRUARY SPECIALS
TOP PRODUCING TEAM
CONDOMINIUMS
SUMMIT: Penthouse living! 1,920 sq. ft., 2-car
garage parking, all-level access. Private pool.
.......................................................................$620,000.
THE ROSSLYN: 2-bedroom, 2-bath plus
den. Beautiful hardwood floors, garage and
carport. ................................................. $520,000
PIEDMONT TOWNHOUSE. Pristine unit.
Skycrest location and fabulous canyon views.
........................................................................$375,000
VILLA ROBLES: Level-in 2 bed/2 bath, 1,539
sq. ft. with attached garage. ...................$349,000.
SANTA CRUZ: Single- story level in 3 bed/2
bath with Mt. Diablo view! .....................$328,000.
CLAREMONT CONDO: Rare unit, sunny
and bright, full enclosure. .........................$115,000.
COOPERATIVES
SEQUOIA WRAP: Toupin remodel with custom kitchen & bath, W/D.......................$239,000.
CARMEL: sharp end-unit with 2 patios for outdoor living. .................................................. $185,000.
MENDOCINO: Walk across to Gateway from
this sharp, single-story co-op. ............... $120,000.
SONOMA: Great price, great location, new
paint & carpet. ............................................$110,000.
10 PERSONALS
60 AUTOS WANTED
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
INCOME TA X PREPARATION in
your home by IRS-licensed enrolled agent (EA) tax practitioner.
Rossmoor resident, MBA, over 35
years tax experience, bonded and
E and O insured. Call Tom Mesetz
at 925-939-2132 (Rossmoor) or
925-283-0130 (Lafayette office) or
www.diablotaxservice.com
WILL PAY $$$ FOR YOUR CAR Will
consider most vehicles, year and
condition. Why hassle with people
wasting your time and the expense
of advertising? Please contact me
and let me know what you have.
Also looking for gas golf carts too!
Walnut Creek resident. Please
leave a message 925-639-4715.
BEAUTY
BARBARA BECKER WILL enhance
your occasion with her beautiful
piano music tailored to your event.
Call 925-954-8808.
CAR WANTED: Second year law student needs older Mercedes 300D
or any car. I will care for your car, I
have a great MBZ mechanic in W/C.
My name is Louise 925-260-0105.
HI, I’M FELICIA, a Rossmoor resident. I’ve been helping people set
up pre-need cremation arrangements for 35 years. Call me and
learn what Nautilus Society does
differently. Call 925-588-5108.
SHARE A DOG : Do you want the
companionship of a dog without
the responsibility of a full time pet?
A loving small cocker mix dog is
looking for a friendly place to visit
mornings during the week. If you
would like to meet her, please call
Martha, 925-939-1737.
40 MISCELLANEOUS
65 AUTOS WANTED /
DEALERS
CARSTIGE MOTORS- Steve pays
through the NOSE for cars, running
or not. Local family dealer: 1300
Pine Street in Walnut Creek. Call
Steve 925-766-6205 or go to CarstigeMotors.com.
66 AUTOS /SERVICE /
REPAIR
HELPING HANDS/PERSONAL Assistant. Transportation to doctor
appointments, grocer y / clothes
shopping, errands, etc. I am reliable, honest and caring. Rossmoor
references. I would love to help
you! Call Linda at 925-825-2181.
UNLIMITED AUTO SERVICES; Call
“Rod” for advice or any of your vehicle needs! 20 years same Walnut
Creek business location. Buy/sell/
service all vehicles/classic cars/
motorcycles, golf carts, RVs, etc.
We make house calls, Rossmoor
resident. Cell: 510-414-4593.
“MY BUTLER JOHN” Making life
easier for you with these services:
accompanying and transportation
for medical visits, shopping; errands; airports. Wheelchair accessible vehicle. Call John 925-9897113.
80 CARPORTS &
GARAGES WANTED
UN I QUE , PR AC T I CAL , Ef ficient
help. Tax documents ready for
CPA, record-keeping, bookkeeping, bills, organize clutter, get rid of
stuff. Nine years helping Rossmoor
residents. Free ½ hour evaluation,
925-939-2336. Krista B.
TRANSFER YOUR AUDIO / VIDEO
cassettes to CD/ DVD. LP-45-78
phono records to CD. Duplicate
copies made. Quality work, low
prices. Call now! 925-939-8465
cell : 925 -286 -2814. Rossmoor
resident.
AVON CALLING! ROSSMOOR resident will bring makeup, skincare,
bath & body, hair care and gift products directly to your door. Please
call Susan for friendly, reliable, personalized service, 925-938-3278
or [email protected]
ERRANDS & DELIVERY PERSON
Reliable, mature driver for your
pick-up and delivery of groceries,
dry cleaning and other errands.
Very low cost ($ 8 minimum per
hour/ pro rated after first hour).
Contact Tom at 925-300-8169. Local references available.
45 TRANSPORTATION
“EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL
Driver” available to Rossmoor residents for door-to-door service to
doctors, dentists, shopping, airports and long distance. Wine tours
available. Licensed, Insured, safe,
dependable. Call “Jonny” 925-3958181. Excellent Rossmoor references! TCP 25475.
50 AUTOS FOR SALE
TOYOTA PRIUS 2003: Perfect condition. Low mileage. Call Otto 925945-6721.
Advertisements support
the newspaper. When you
patronize businesses, tell
them you saw their ad in
the Rossmoor News.
CARPORT WANTED FOR 6 months.
Rental needed immediately anywhere in Rossmoor. Call 925-9341879.
90 FOR SALE
YAMAHA GAS GOLF CART Newer,
G-16 model. Newer tires, split windshield, runs great, all the golfing
goodies. $ 2600. Please call and
leave message 925-639-4715. Located in Walnut Creek, and I can
deliver.
“LIKE BRAND NEW” hospital bed
semi-electrical hospital bed. Englander latex foam mattress, model
number Invacare-53011VC. Price
$1,800 /negotiable. Contact 408265-1494.
1998 YAMAHA GAS Golf Cart. Excellent condition. $2,900. Call Dickey
925-478-6525.
MOVING - MUST SELL: $1200 for
all or best offer. In perfect condition, 2 designer couches, 1 plate
glass dining set with four chairs,
classic wood /leather end tables,
plus cof fee table. One sleeper
c o u c h . 9 2 5 - 5 9 5 - 5 470 . e m a i l :
[email protected]
GOLF CART-CLUB CAR Power drive
48 volt motor. Full custom enclose,
new tires. Head and tail lights. Year
old batteries, charger, rearview mirror, ball washer. Beautiful! $3500.
Call Jim 925-932-2505.
INDOOR ACORN STAIRLIFT Like
new. Only 5 months old. Purchased
new $4,800. Selling for $ 3,000.
Only hooks up to 4 steps. Direction
is straight. In Walnut Creek. 925937-6616.
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
BEAUTY
PR O F E S S I O N A L S E RV I C E S i n
Rossmoor. Haircut, shampoo-set,
permanent, manicure and pedicure women or men’s. Personal
needs, housekeeping, companionship care. Days and night relief.
Reasonable prices. Friendly, dependable, energetic, honest. Call
Mathilda 925 -933 - 0979. Leave
message anytime.
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY! Get a
pedicure and receive a free manicure (a $15.00 dollar value). Please
call for an appointment. 925-9337323 and ask for Shirlee.
CARPET CLEANING
CARPET, UPHOLSTERY, cleaning
also spot cleaning from accidents
and spills i.e. wine, blood, urine
etc. Before any attempts of cleaning call Kevin of “Service First” for
suggestions or appointments 925689-4660.
CARPET REPAIR
CARPET REPAIR: Patching, seams,
re-stretching. Small jobs welcome.
Owner operator. State license
#704323. Serving Rossmoor since
1975. John Paul Jones, 925-6762255.
COMPUTERS
ROSSMOOR COMPUTER Services.
Hardware setup, repairs and upgrades, software and application
training. New systems and software sales. Professional on Windows XP. Firewall and pop-up control. Call 925-899-8211.
ERIC’S COMPUTERS- Need help?
We set up new computers, Internet
connections, e-mail. Troubleshoot,
repair, replace internal/external devices, upgrades, consulting. Digital
photography specialist. We make
house calls. www.ericscomputers.
com 24 hours, 925-676-5644.
NEED COMPUTER HELP? Call Harry, 925-926-1081, 925-788-8006.
Rossmoor resident. 30 plus years
experience. Certified. Install hardware, software. Problem resolution,
upgrades. Revive dead computers.
Data backup, recover lost data.
Networking, Internet connectivity,
DSL setup. Resolve virus, spyware
problems. Free computer performance audit. Printers, faxes, mass
mailings and merges, Publisher,
Power Point, Access, Excel development.
COMPUTERS’ BEST FRIEND: All
computer services, trouble shooting and repair. Hardware, software,
networking. Tutoring available. Low
cost visits or telephone support/
remote desktop services. References. www.computersbestfriend.
com Cell: 510-938-1881. Office:
925-682-3408.
THE COM PUTER N URSE is for
women by women tutoring for senior adults in all things computer
related...because we have mothers too. Call 925-899-5818. $30/
hr.wwwyourcomputermonkey.com,
a Walnut Creek business.
PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER Help!
Computer, printer, and internet:
setup, repair, and tutoring for both
PC and Mac. $35 Flat Rate per visit. Gate Barcode owner. Call Trevor
at (925)787-8465.
LEARN TO E-MAIL TODAY! Pleasant and patient woman will teach
clients the basics of e-mail: sending, receiving, attachments (documents/photos). Help on Microsoft
Word, basic computer-use, also
available. $18/hour. Familiar with
Rossmoor. Works in Walnut Creek.
510-517-3179.
CONSTRUCTION
COUNTERTOPS: Need kitchen or
bath countertops? Walls for shower or tubs? Free estimates, then
you decide. 67 color selections by
Kerrock. Rossmoor resident, Ed
Ostrowski 925-287-8854.
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CLASSIFIED ADS
CLASSIFIED INDEX HOW TO PLACE A
CLASSIFICATION CODE
Personals .............................. 10
Found .................................... 20
Lost ....................................... 30
Miscellaneous....................... 40
Autos For Sale ...................... 50
Autos For Sale/Dealers ....... 55
Autos Wanted ...................... 60
Autos Wanted/Dealers ........ 65
Carports & Garages For Rent ..... 70
Carports & Garages Wanted ....... 80
For Sale................................. 90
Travel.................................... 95
Business Services ............... 100
Professional Services ......... 110
Health Services .................. 115
Residential Care ................ 118
Seeking Employment......... 120
Help Wanted ...................... 130
Wanted ............................... 140
Business Opportunities ..... 145
Real Estate For Sale .......... 150
Real Estate For Rent ......... 160
Real Estate Wanted ........... 170
Pets...................................... 180
CLASSIFIED AD
Classified ads in the Rossmoor
News are a minimum of $12.50
for 30 words or less for nonresidents and $8 for residents.
Each additional word is 25¢.
Phone numbers are one word.
Discount rates available for
long-term ads. Payment must
be made at the time the ad is
placed.
Place classified ads at the News
office located at the Creekside
complex, or mail to P.O. Box
2190, Walnut Creek, CA
94595. Classified ads can be emailed to [email protected]
com, or faxed to 925-9358348. Staff will call back for
payment information and ad
confirmation.
The ad deadline is Friday at
10 a.m. for each Wednesday
edition. Deadline changes due
to holidays will be printed in
the News.
For information, call the News
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 988-7800.
FEBRUARY SPECIALS
TOP PRODUCING TEAM
CONDOMINIUMS
SUMMIT: Penthouse living! 1,920 sq. ft., 2-car
garage parking, all-level access. Private pool.
.......................................................................$620,000.
THE ROSSLYN: 2-bedroom, 2-bath plus
den. Beautiful hardwood floors, garage and
carport. ................................................. $520,000
PIEDMONT TOWNHOUSE. Pristine unit.
Skycrest location and fabulous canyon views.
........................................................................$375,000
VILLA ROBLES: Level-in 2 bed/2 bath, 1,539
sq. ft. with attached garage. ...................$349,000.
SANTA CRUZ: Single- story level in 3 bed/2
bath with Mt. Diablo view! .....................$328,000.
CLAREMONT CONDO: Rare unit, sunny
and bright, full enclosure. .........................$115,000.
COOPERATIVES
SEQUOIA WRAP: Toupin remodel with custom kitchen & bath, W/D.......................$239,000.
CARMEL: sharp end-unit with 2 patios for outdoor living. .................................................. $185,000.
MENDOCINO: Walk across to Gateway from
this sharp, single-story co-op. ............... $120,000.
SONOMA: Great price, great location, new
paint & carpet. ............................................$110,000.
10 PERSONALS
60 AUTOS WANTED
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
INCOME TA X PREPARATION in
your home by IRS-licensed enrolled agent (EA) tax practitioner.
Rossmoor resident, MBA, over 35
years tax experience, bonded and
E and O insured. Call Tom Mesetz
at 925-939-2132 (Rossmoor) or
925-283-0130 (Lafayette office) or
www.diablotaxservice.com
WILL PAY $$$ FOR YOUR CAR Will
consider most vehicles, year and
condition. Why hassle with people
wasting your time and the expense
of advertising? Please contact me
and let me know what you have.
Also looking for gas golf carts too!
Walnut Creek resident. Please
leave a message 925-639-4715.
BEAUTY
BARBARA BECKER WILL enhance
your occasion with her beautiful
piano music tailored to your event.
Call 925-954-8808.
CAR WANTED: Second year law student needs older Mercedes 300D
or any car. I will care for your car, I
have a great MBZ mechanic in W/C.
My name is Louise 925-260-0105.
HI, I’M FELICIA, a Rossmoor resident. I’ve been helping people set
up pre-need cremation arrangements for 35 years. Call me and
learn what Nautilus Society does
differently. Call 925-588-5108.
SHARE A DOG : Do you want the
companionship of a dog without
the responsibility of a full time pet?
A loving small cocker mix dog is
looking for a friendly place to visit
mornings during the week. If you
would like to meet her, please call
Martha, 925-939-1737.
40 MISCELLANEOUS
65 AUTOS WANTED /
DEALERS
CARSTIGE MOTORS- Steve pays
through the NOSE for cars, running
or not. Local family dealer: 1300
Pine Street in Walnut Creek. Call
Steve 925-766-6205 or go to CarstigeMotors.com.
66 AUTOS /SERVICE /
REPAIR
HELPING HANDS/PERSONAL Assistant. Transportation to doctor
appointments, grocer y / clothes
shopping, errands, etc. I am reliable, honest and caring. Rossmoor
references. I would love to help
you! Call Linda at 925-825-2181.
UNLIMITED AUTO SERVICES; Call
“Rod” for advice or any of your vehicle needs! 20 years same Walnut
Creek business location. Buy/sell/
service all vehicles/classic cars/
motorcycles, golf carts, RVs, etc.
We make house calls, Rossmoor
resident. Cell: 510-414-4593.
“MY BUTLER JOHN” Making life
easier for you with these services:
accompanying and transportation
for medical visits, shopping; errands; airports. Wheelchair accessible vehicle. Call John 925-9897113.
80 CARPORTS &
GARAGES WANTED
UN I QUE , PR AC T I CAL , Ef ficient
help. Tax documents ready for
CPA, record-keeping, bookkeeping, bills, organize clutter, get rid of
stuff. Nine years helping Rossmoor
residents. Free ½ hour evaluation,
925-939-2336. Krista B.
TRANSFER YOUR AUDIO / VIDEO
cassettes to CD/ DVD. LP-45-78
phono records to CD. Duplicate
copies made. Quality work, low
prices. Call now! 925-939-8465
cell : 925 -286 -2814. Rossmoor
resident.
AVON CALLING! ROSSMOOR resident will bring makeup, skincare,
bath & body, hair care and gift products directly to your door. Please
call Susan for friendly, reliable, personalized service, 925-938-3278
or [email protected]
ERRANDS & DELIVERY PERSON
Reliable, mature driver for your
pick-up and delivery of groceries,
dry cleaning and other errands.
Very low cost ($ 8 minimum per
hour/ pro rated after first hour).
Contact Tom at 925-300-8169. Local references available.
45 TRANSPORTATION
“EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL
Driver” available to Rossmoor residents for door-to-door service to
doctors, dentists, shopping, airports and long distance. Wine tours
available. Licensed, Insured, safe,
dependable. Call “Jonny” 925-3958181. Excellent Rossmoor references! TCP 25475.
50 AUTOS FOR SALE
TOYOTA PRIUS 2003: Perfect condition. Low mileage. Call Otto 925945-6721.
Advertisements support
the newspaper. When you
patronize businesses, tell
them you saw their ad in
the Rossmoor News.
CARPORT WANTED FOR 6 months.
Rental needed immediately anywhere in Rossmoor. Call 925-9341879.
90 FOR SALE
YAMAHA GAS GOLF CART Newer,
G-16 model. Newer tires, split windshield, runs great, all the golfing
goodies. $ 2600. Please call and
leave message 925-639-4715. Located in Walnut Creek, and I can
deliver.
“LIKE BRAND NEW” hospital bed
semi-electrical hospital bed. Englander latex foam mattress, model
number Invacare-53011VC. Price
$1,800 /negotiable. Contact 408265-1494.
1998 YAMAHA GAS Golf Cart. Excellent condition. $2,900. Call Dickey
925-478-6525.
MOVING - MUST SELL: $1200 for
all or best offer. In perfect condition, 2 designer couches, 1 plate
glass dining set with four chairs,
classic wood /leather end tables,
plus cof fee table. One sleeper
c o u c h . 9 2 5 - 5 9 5 - 5 470 . e m a i l :
[email protected]
GOLF CART-CLUB CAR Power drive
48 volt motor. Full custom enclose,
new tires. Head and tail lights. Year
old batteries, charger, rearview mirror, ball washer. Beautiful! $3500.
Call Jim 925-932-2505.
INDOOR ACORN STAIRLIFT Like
new. Only 5 months old. Purchased
new $4,800. Selling for $ 3,000.
Only hooks up to 4 steps. Direction
is straight. In Walnut Creek. 925937-6616.
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
BEAUTY
PR O F E S S I O N A L S E RV I C E S i n
Rossmoor. Haircut, shampoo-set,
permanent, manicure and pedicure women or men’s. Personal
needs, housekeeping, companionship care. Days and night relief.
Reasonable prices. Friendly, dependable, energetic, honest. Call
Mathilda 925 -933 - 0979. Leave
message anytime.
NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY! Get a
pedicure and receive a free manicure (a $15.00 dollar value). Please
call for an appointment. 925-9337323 and ask for Shirlee.
CARPET CLEANING
CARPET, UPHOLSTERY, cleaning
also spot cleaning from accidents
and spills i.e. wine, blood, urine
etc. Before any attempts of cleaning call Kevin of “Service First” for
suggestions or appointments 925689-4660.
CARPET REPAIR
CARPET REPAIR: Patching, seams,
re-stretching. Small jobs welcome.
Owner operator. State license
#704323. Serving Rossmoor since
1975. John Paul Jones, 925-6762255.
COMPUTERS
ROSSMOOR COMPUTER Services.
Hardware setup, repairs and upgrades, software and application
training. New systems and software sales. Professional on Windows XP. Firewall and pop-up control. Call 925-899-8211.
ERIC’S COMPUTERS- Need help?
We set up new computers, Internet
connections, e-mail. Troubleshoot,
repair, replace internal/external devices, upgrades, consulting. Digital
photography specialist. We make
house calls. www.ericscomputers.
com 24 hours, 925-676-5644.
NEED COMPUTER HELP? Call Harry, 925-926-1081, 925-788-8006.
Rossmoor resident. 30 plus years
experience. Certified. Install hardware, software. Problem resolution,
upgrades. Revive dead computers.
Data backup, recover lost data.
Networking, Internet connectivity,
DSL setup. Resolve virus, spyware
problems. Free computer performance audit. Printers, faxes, mass
mailings and merges, Publisher,
Power Point, Access, Excel development.
COMPUTERS’ BEST FRIEND: All
computer services, trouble shooting and repair. Hardware, software,
networking. Tutoring available. Low
cost visits or telephone support/
remote desktop services. References. www.computersbestfriend.
com Cell: 510-938-1881. Office:
925-682-3408.
THE COM PUTER N URSE is for
women by women tutoring for senior adults in all things computer
related...because we have mothers too. Call 925-899-5818. $30/
hr.wwwyourcomputermonkey.com,
a Walnut Creek business.
PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER Help!
Computer, printer, and internet:
setup, repair, and tutoring for both
PC and Mac. $35 Flat Rate per visit. Gate Barcode owner. Call Trevor
at (925)787-8465.
LEARN TO E-MAIL TODAY! Pleasant and patient woman will teach
clients the basics of e-mail: sending, receiving, attachments (documents/photos). Help on Microsoft
Word, basic computer-use, also
available. $18/hour. Familiar with
Rossmoor. Works in Walnut Creek.
510-517-3179.
CONSTRUCTION
COUNTERTOPS: Need kitchen or
bath countertops? Walls for shower or tubs? Free estimates, then
you decide. 67 color selections by
Kerrock. Rossmoor resident, Ed
Ostrowski 925-287-8854.
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100 BUSINESS SERVICES
CONTRACTOR /FLOOR COVERING
HANDYMAN
MOVING /PACKING /HAULING
PAINT/WALLPAPER
WINDOW CLEANING
PROFESSIONAL HARDWOOD and
laminate installation with 11 years
experience, I install all wood and
laminate products. With a free estimate, I will install an affordable
floor in your home today! No job
is too small! For info, call Martin
Hardwood Flooring at 707-310 2693 ask for Jeff!
EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN, call
for all your repair needs. Electrical,
plumbing, painting, tile, drywall,
and more. 18 years experience.
Rossmoor references, licensed.
Call Richard and Patty, 925-9322773, Walnut Creek.
WE HAVE FAMILY In Rossmoor!
Friendly, effi cient and reasonable.
Many references, BBB, licensed
and insured. www.e-zmove.com or
call EZ Move Moving Services for
the easiest move ever. 925-3352222.
A A A W I N D O W WA S H I N G w i t h
Rossmoor references. Call for appointment. Michael, 925-305-7852.
THE HANDYMAN CAN Old fashioned
pride in workmanship and value for
your dollar. Rossmoor resident with
many successful years of maintenance and repair in Rossmoor. Retired contractor, licensed, reliable,
prompt, fast, neat and courteous.
Ask for John, 925-330-3567.
WILL HAUL AWAY Your throw-aways.
We will haul away your un-wantables. No job too small, no job too
large. We have been serving the
Rossmoor area for over 25 years.
Call Bob: 925-944-0606.
DEIGNAN PAINTING 24 years experienced in all phases: Wallpaper and
acoustic ceiling removal; retexturing
and drywall repair. Custom cabinet
refinishing and painting. Workmanship guaranteed. Owner always on
job. References and free estimates.
CSL 640985. Please call John at
925-988-8894.
CONTRACTORS
LIMITED TIME ! $ 35 / PER HR. All
trades-carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.! Kitchens, baths, laundries, windows, doors and more!
Licensed contractor (775026) with
Rossmoor references. Free estimates! Call Cal at 925-200-3132.
LICENSED GENERAL Contractor
specializing in kitchens and baths.
Reasonable rates, no subcontractors. I will do it all for you! Rossmoor
approved. Local and Rossmoor references. Contact: Scott Rich 925216-5694.
CROWN MOLDING Specialist-Master carpenter with over 30 years experience. Licensed 770526 and insured, with family and references in
Rossmoor. Contact Cal directly at
925-200-3132 or [email protected]
net.
ELECTRICAL
LICENSED ELECTRICIAN & home
theater sales and installation. Dependable. Lamp repair, telephone
and television cable; quiet bath
fans, ceiling fans, can lights. No
job too small. Free estimates. Call
Bryan, 925-567-6384.
FLUORESCENT BULBS 30 percent
senior discount with free lens cleaning and three year free fluorescent
bulb replacement at no extra cost.
Call Michael at 925-305-7852.
A-1 ELECTRICAL I cater to all electrical needs. Beats any price on fluorescent lights, ceiling fans, vanity
lights, etc. Installations, repairs, and
replacements. Free estimates plus
20 percent off first time customers
(License 755004). John 925-2286190 or cell 925-497-0449.
FURNITURE
GEORGE’S FURNITURE REPAIR
ser vice. Antiques and high-end
furniture specialty. Refinishing and
caning. Formerly of Bonynge’s.
925-212-6149. No job too small.
FURNITURE & CABINET Refinishing and repair in your home or at
my shop. Free pick-up and delivery.
Call 925-706-8517, 925-779-1356
or also visit my website: www.furniturefinish.com Doing business in
Rossmoor for 20 years.
HANDYMAN & CARPENTRY Fencing, painting, tile, linoleum, remodeling, bathrooms, and kitchens,
landscaping, pluming, electrical,
cabinet refinishing. Pressure washing for driveways and patios. Also
do window washing. Call Jaime,
925-639-0228.
H A N DY M A N R E PA I R S e r v i c e s .
Specializing in home electrical,
tile, painting, fl ooring, wall coverings, window cleaning and light
house keeping. No job too small.
Rossmoor resident discounts. Call
Rick (Rossmoor resident) at 925639-8333.
HANDYMAN / PAINTING Contractor with over 25 years experience.
Projects needed to support Solar
re-education. Love lending a helping hand. Marine Corp. veteran.
Walnut Creek resident. Rossmoor
and W.C. referenc es. Lic ense
662483. Call Todd McIntyre 925705-0575.
MISCELLANEOUS
ROSSMOOR FLUORESCENT lights
for your kitchen and bath. Let
George do it ! Small handy jobs.
Prompt, reliable. Serving Rossmoor
for over 25 years. 925-671-9208,
email: [email protected]
MOVING /PACKING /HAULING
MOVING AND HAULING- Furniture
moved inside manor or Rossmoor
by truck. Serving Rossmoor residents and friends has been our
specialty since 1980. References.
Call Gary Boell anytime. 925-9306372.
LEW ’S MOVI NG & HAULI NG
Prompt service. Starting at $22.00.
Rossmoor references available.
Call 925-639-7725.
TONY’S HAULING SERVICE, find
us in the phone book. We haul
your junk. Furniture, appliances,
debris. We do trash outs. Save this
coupon for $ 30 off full load. $ 20
off half load. $10 off quarter load.
$90 minimum. Call 925-382-6544.
Email through Web site at www.
tonyshaulingservice.com
PAINT/WALLPAPER
ROSSMOOR PAINTING SERVICE
by Al Welsh. Five year guarantee
on workmanship. Most Rossmoor
residents prefer our neatness,
dependable, personal attention,
because we care. Rossmoor references, bonded and insured. License # 507098. Free estimates.
Pacific Bay Painting. 925 - 9325440.
INTERIOR PAINTING, All painting
services: wallpaper removal; wall
repairs and preparation; acoustic ceilings; cabinets. No job too
large or too small. You can rely
o n and will enj oy my p er so nal
ser vice. Well- established in
Rossmoor - 24 years experience.
Fr e e e s t i m a t e s , c o n s u l t a t i o n .
License 677208. David M. Sale
925-945-1801.
DE MARTINO PAINTING Ser ving
the Rossmoor Community since
1977. We have reduced our prices,
not the quality of all our painting,
wallpaper, kitchen cabinet refinishing, dry wall, acoustical removal,
carpentry and repairs. No job too
small. All done in a fast, professional manner. We guarantee our
work, references, free estimates.
C.S.L 503646. Please call Pierre at
925-255-3352.
APACHE PAINTING 22 years experience, clean, neat, dependable.
Free estimates. Attention to details,
acoustic removal, texturing, sheetrock repair. Rossmoor references,
License number 880652. Bonded,
insured. Call Terr y at 925 -2072504.
HANDYMAN
“HANDY-HARDY” CALL LEE: Experienced, dependable and reasonable rates. No job too small.
Replace door or window screens.
Unlicensed, Rossmoor resident
with Rossmoor references. Call
925-944-5990.
Over 20 years of providing
Market knowledge and service
“Connie is truly a smart resource. Her tenacity
and negotiating skills are highly refined and
respected in the real estate marketplace.”
CRANE’S HANDYMAN SERVICES,
LLC. “Your small project expert”
serving Rossmoor for nearly 10
years! Electrical, plumbing, furniture as sembly, baseb oard s,
crown-molding and more! The only
handyman you’ll need ! Insured.
Business License 018239. Call David, 925-899-7975.
DJ GRUBB, PRESIDENT, THE GRUBB COMPANY
GRAHAM DOES HONEY-DO’S Experienced, references, reasonable. Expert repairs, refinishing,
remodeling. Carpentry, electrical,
plumbing, heating. Doors, baseboard, crown molding, cabinets,
windows, walls, ceilings and floors.
Free estimates, unlicensed. Call
Graham 4-quality, 925-262-6487.
ALL YOUR MOVING NEEDS MADE EASY
PLUMBING- Experienced and reliable plumber to take care of all
your plumbing needs. Call Chris at
925-852-5157. Reasonable rates
and fast service. Rossmoor references. Have bar code.
SENIOR MOVERS OF THE BAY AREA
ROSSMOOR RESIDENT SPECIALIST
(925) 932-1162 OR
(925) 287-3320
DOWNSIZING, MOVING,
PACKING/UNPACKING
“LET US HELP YOU”
Katherine Fogelman 925-785-5349
Hazel Kravariotis 925-548-9718
[email protected]
Lic. #025681
HUMANN PAINTING: 30 years experience, neat & dependable, owner
always on job, excellent interior
work, removal of acoustic ceilings
& refi nishing of cabinets. Free estimates. CSL 650454. Call Glen at
925 234-2581.
REPAIRS
C R A I G’ S A PPL I A N C E R E PA I R
would love to help you. I work on all
appliances and brands. 25 years
experience, licensed and insured.
Reasonable rates, Rossmoor references. Please call 925-550-3586.
F I N E C LO C K R E PA I R - Re pairing Rossmoor’s fine antique and
modern clocks for over 10 years.
House calls. Free pick-up and delivery. I stand behind my workmanship. Jonathan Goodwin, 925-3764668.
TELEPHONE & TV
TV, DIGITAL, REMOTE Control support. Extensive Rossmoor references. DVR, DVD, VCR, Digital
Cable Box, new telephone and/or
Bose stereo system set-up. Assist
with “specifi c time recording” of TV
programs and remote control problems. Call Tim, “The Video-Assist
Guy.” 925-837-6682.
WINDOWS, MINI - BLIND, carpet,
and upholstery cleaning. Serving
Rossmoor since 1988 with guaranteed results. You will be 100 percent
satisfi ed or your money back. Call
“Service First” for appointments or
estimate. Kevin, 925-689-4660.
WINDOW COVERINGS
RON ’S W I ND OW COVER I NGS Blinds, Drapes, Valances, Shutters,
and Shades. Free in-home consultation. Free personalized installation. Quick reliable service. Serving
Rossmoor for 25 years. Call 925827-0946.
YARD SERVICES
YARD MAINTENANCE ; pruning,
hedging, weeding, shrub removal, planting and general cleanup
service. Let me help make your
garden one to be proud of. Dave’s
Yard Maintenance service. Call
925-682-8389 today.
“PARADISE” ALL TYPES of Fine
Gardening. Yard “Shape-up” and
“Maintenance”. Trimming, pruning, weeding, shrub removal, yard
design, planting, patio containers.
Dependable, on time. Quality results! Call Les at 925-639-7725.
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YARD SERVICES
YARD MAINTENANCE : Clean-up,
Landscaping, perennials, bulbs,
planting, pruning and weeding.
Personal attention to your garden
needs. Call Ed at 925-934-6487.
Thank you.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Highly experienced gardener, over 20 years
working in Rossmoor, will prune,
plant, and rejuvenate your garden
beds and patio. Reliable vacation
watering too. Jane, 925-938-8256.
SPRING IS COMING ! It ’s time to
start thinking about it. Maintenance
gardening, decorative pruning,
fertilizing, drip and conventional
irrigation, installation and repair.
34-years experience. References
available. Wally: 925-671-2721. License 356488.
110 PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES
ATTORNEY DOROTHY HENSON :
Living Trusts, Wills, Estate Planning and Probate. No charge for initial consultation. Will meet in your
manor at your convenience. Notary.
Rossmoor resident. Call 925-9356494 or offi ce 925-943-1620.
LAW OFFICE OF Philip P. Engler,
Phyllis A. Engler, Attorney at Law.
Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate
Planning. Call 925-938-9909.
120 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT
110 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
I BUY, SELL, AND APPRAISE U.S.
and world coins and currency. 36year resident of Moraga will come to
your home upon request. Bruce Berman, Moraga Numismatics. PCGS
and NGC Dealer. 925-283-9205.
www.sf-bay-area-collector-coins.
com kingfi[email protected]
LAFAYETTE TAX SERVICE Income
tax preparation. Individuals, trusts
and small businesses. Enrolled
agent with Rossmoor references.
Appointments available in your
home. My mother is a Rossmoor
resident. Tim McClintick 925-2842924. www.laftax.com
NOTARY PUBLIC DICK HARROW
Rossmoor resident. I make house
calls and will come to your home.
20 plus years experience. Special
expertise in real estate documents.
Home: 925-891-4231, Cell: 510-4595770, basigningser [email protected]
com
BANKRUP TCY AND TA X of fice.
Dana Snider in Alamo, 35 years
with the Calif. bar. Thirty years certified legal specialist in taxation and
bankruptcy. Rossmoor resident.
Call 925-323-9448, taxreliefandreduction.com, [email protected]
com
INCOME TA X PREPAR ATION in
your home by IRS-licensed enrolled agent (EA) tax practitioner.
Rossmoor resident, MBA, over 35
years tax experience, bonded and
E and O insured. Call Tom Mesetz
at 925-939-2132 (Rossmoor) or
925-283-0130 (Lafayette offi ce) or
www.diablotaxservice.com
DESIREABLE & SPACIOUS SIERRA
Upper end, sunny & bright & light unit. Smooth
ceilings thru-out. Cozy living room with fireplace
and cathedral ceiling. Formal dining. Open balcony
with a pleasant view. Washer & dryer in unit. Close
to facilities .................................$319,950.
ONE OF A KIND
& TOP OF THE LINE
Beautiful custom remodel by Toupin. Sequoia Wrap,
2 bedrooms & 2 baths, upper & corner co-op unit.
Open balcony with a panoramic view. Dual-pane
G
windows & doors. Skylights.
full size washer
INBosch
D
N
& dryer. Mirrored P&E organized closets. Smooth
ceilings & crown molding thru-out. Stainless steel
appliances. Granite countertops. Recessed lighting
and more…. ............................... $279,000.
REMODELED MARIPOSA
Open balcony with a pleasant view. 2 bedrooms
& 2 baths. Upper condo unit. Remodeled kitchen
& baths. Smooth ceilings. New carpet & interior
paint. Formal dining & eat-in kitchen. Skylights.
Stainless steel appliances. Granite countertops.
Close to gate. Carport is next to steps.
..............................................$275,000.
LEVEL-IN GOLDEN GATE MODEL
2 bedrooms & 1 bath, new interior paint, new carpet,
move-in condition. No oneDbelow
ING or above. Carport
N
nearby. Walking distance
PE to Gateway Clubhouse and
close to entry gate. Priced to sell at .... $149,990.
SINGLE STORY CONDO
WITH GARAGE & CARPORT
FINANCIAL ORGANIZER: I’ll gather
tax documentation, tackle paperwork clutter, pay bills, organize
fi les and more, in your home. Experienced. Confi dential. Excellent
References. Relieve your mind.
Call Lisa Wiley 510 -749 - 8 4 5 4,
[email protected]
COOKING WITH KIDS, a nonprofit
501-C-3 foundation, needs a grant
writer and publicist. Retired, parttime OK. For more information or to
apply, please e-mail qualifi cations
to chefl[email protected] or call 925932-1114.
HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING track
of the bills you need to pay? I can
come by to write checks for you to
sign and help you organize your
financial paperwork. Referneces
available. Ann Kawamoto, 510 909-4355.
115 HEALTH SERVICES
DR. BETH MARX D.C., L.A.C. Gentle
therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and gentle chiropractic care.
Licensed with 20 years experience.
Insurance. Medicare accepted.
House calls. 510-834-1557.
120 SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
CAREGIVERS
“QUALITY ELDER-CARE” Skilled
caregivers available. Over 20 years
Gerontology experience caring for;
Physically disabled, Stroke, Post
surger y, Dementia, Alzheimer’s
and Hospice. Professional, cheerful and affordable. Excellent references. Bonded. No fee. Call Contra
Costa Caregivers, Carolyn 925933-6475.
CARING CAREGIVERS - Over 10
years of vast experience providing total patient care. We are 3
professional native Californians. 4
hour minimum. Call Priscilla 925330-0192, Susan 925-788-9605,
Betty,(not an agency) 925 -2743866.
CAREGIVERS
HONEST & RELIABLE Caregiver:
Will do personal care, cook, housekeeping, appointments and grocery
shop. Good references, negotiable
wages and friendly, loving care.
Part or full-time. Violet 925-4583379 or 925-457-8448.
SERVING ROSSMOOR FOR more
than 10 years. Honest and trusted
caregiver. Has a record of long-term
client-caregiver relationship. Also
provides light housekeeping and
transportation to appointments. Licensed and Bonded. Call Elizabeth
Sanchez of the Caring Hand. 925899-3976 or 510-352-8041.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR someone
to care for your elderly loved one?
I am available F/T or P/T; excellent Rossmoor references. Fully licensed and bonded. As a medical
assistant I am trained in many different phases of healthcare and individual needs. 925-849-5611 and
925-787-7485.
ELDERLY CARE WITH 20 years
experience. Excellent references,
care for strokes, Alzheimer’s, Emphysema, diabetes, hear t problems, Hospice care, etc. Cooking,
errands, exercises, medicine, light
housekeeping. Live-in, long and
short hours, Sylvia or Mary, 925676-9309 and 925-768-0178.
ENTHUSIASTIC CAREGIVER who
is reliable, experienced and has a
great sense of humor. I will handle
shopping, errands, doctor’s visits,
prepare meals and provide companionship. I will also house sit and
take care of your pets. 925-5778698.
CAREGIVER, 15 YEARS experience
in elderly care, excellent and very
favorable recommendations from
previous clients. Assist in personal
care, medication, light housekeeping, driving errands, grocery shopping and much more. 925-330-4966
leave a message.
Tell the merchants on this
page that you saw their ad
in the Rossmoor News.
Betty Case
Specializing in Rossmoor since 1983
• Committed to Your Satisfaction
• Reputation Second-to-None
• Buying or Selling, Call Me
www.YourRossmoorSpecialist.com
932-1162 or 287-3347
MUST SEE!
LOVELY TAMALPAIS
2 bedroom, 2 bath, neutral colors and loft-like master
bedroom with floor to ceiling windows. Great views
and peaceful garden setting below. Washer/dryer
New price: ........................................... $255,000
Cascade model, 2 bedrooms & 2 baths. No one above
or below, corner lot, close to the new Creekside
complex, Gateway clubhouse and other facilities.
Beautiful and ready for you. Not in MLS. Call for a
private showing. ........................... $525,000.
Dre. #00952927
(925) 639-9594
[email protected]
BEST QUALITY CARE 27 years RN
experience. Excellent references.
Dependable, affordable. Strong,
honest, loving. Available hourly/
live-in 24/7, 50% discount for new
clients. Licensed, insured. 20 years
in Rossmoor. Mary 925-497-7738.
I’M CONNIE, I have been serving
Rossmoor residents for 31 years
as a Home Health Assistant. Also
have Hospice experience. Call anytime. Feel free to leave a message.
Call 510-724-0211. God Bless.
CERTIFIED NURSING Assistant /
Home Health Aide available for
hourly or live-in care. Self-employed, licensed and bonded. Reliable, 25 years of experience in
elderly care. References available.
Liz 925-642-4510.
R E T I R E D S C H O O L T E AC H E R Caregiver, light cleaning, driving,
shopping, excellent cook. Golf
teacher. Good companion. Experienced. Call Rich Mazaroff 925945-0574.
PASSIONATE HOME HEALTH Care:
Serving the elderly back to health.
Advanced nursing student. Highly
educated, loving. Six-year experience with dementia. Assist with
daily activities, exercise therapy.
Excellent Rossmoor references.
Mia, 510-593-7066.
FILIPINA, HONEST, LOVING and
reliable caregiver looking for someone to take care of. Fifteen years
working in Rossmoor. Can take
you to Doctor’s appointments do
grocery shopping, light housekeeping and I’m a great cook. Rates per
hours or per day. Everything is negotiable. Please call Lourdes 925933-3185 or 925-954-7238.
EUROPEAN WOMAN WITH seven
years experience in Rossmoor.
Honest, reliable, light housekeeping, cooking, references. Live-in/
out. No agency fee. Call 925-3006730.
“CARE WHEN YOU CAN’T be there.”
Paper work, phone calls, pay bills,
track insurance claims. Research
housing options/placements, interview prospective caregivers; monitor. Driving/errands/appointments.
Flexible rates, references. Shine,
Inc. 925-899-9830.
CAREGIVER ASSISTANCE with daily activities, companionship, care
for seniors. Live in or out. Direct
hiring, available 24/7, reasonable
rates. Rossmoor residents, doctor
references available. Call: Kaye
707-246-3782, Patrick 650-2406123.
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER: Live
in-out, 24 hours or hourly. Loving
care, will assist with general daily activities. Rossmoor references. Dependable and trustworthy.
Please call 925-705-3561.
EXPERIENCED, LICENSED C.N.A.
and beautician: Will assist in daily
needs as a caregiver, cooking, light
cleaning. A dependable, honest,
caring and loving Christian woman.
Please call Lisa at 925-207-8722.
PET LOVER AVAILABLE- Any pet.
Your man in Rossmoor, will sit,
walk, care for, take to Vet, including dogs and cats. Stay with any
pets while you attend functions or
on vacation. Call 256-6885.
LOC BARNES
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
TOP PRODUCER
24 years in Real Estate
9 years Rossmoor resident
BET TER HEALTH CARE : Assist
in bat hing, me d i c at i o n, s ho p ping, cooking, housekeeping. Experienced care with Alzheimer’s,
strokes, Parkinson’s and dementia.
Live-in $140 per day, short /long
hours, negotiable rate. No agency
fee. 925-330 - 4760 or 925-899 7274.
SUE DIMAGGIO ADAMS
BROKER ASSOC., ROSSMOOR RESIDENT
GRI, CRS, SRER, ePro DRE # 00820932
(925) 207-9212
www.sue-dimaggio-adams.com [email protected]
(925) 932-1162
GREAT NEW OFFER! Home health
care tailored to your needs! 24hr
Live answering service. 13 Years
i n B u s i n e s s . C o m f o r t A s s i s ting, Inc.112 La Casa Via #160,
Walnu t Creek . 9 25 - 9 3 3 - 3 20 0.
[email protected]
Residents can get information from the Rossmoor
website: www.rossmoor.com.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
120 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT
CAREGIVERS
C O M PAS S I O N AT E CAREG I VER
(male) C.N.A. (Certified Nurse Assist). CPR and graduating nursing
student. Will do personal patient
care or companionship. Will do
meds. Light housekeeping, driving
errands, groceries and more. Livein, long, or short hours. Call Jun
925-330-7284.
10 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN elderly
care. Four years in Rossmoor as a
private caregiver. Dependable, reliable and loyal. Prepare meals and
medication, doctor appointments.
Pick up prescriptions. Call Rodel
Guzman at 925-216-1754.
C.N.A, CHHA, CAREGIVER: 10 years
experience, good references. 6 to
8 hours. Live-in. Companionship,
errands, Dr. appointments, medication reminder and housekeeping.
Fluent English and Tagalog. Call
Mylene 925-521-4866.
GOOD REFERENCES, reasonable
prices with twenty years of caregiver/ housekeeping experience.
Available ASAP for full-time or parttime work. Please call for interview,
Nelma 510-375-5505.
PATIENT & RELIABLE caregiver:
Over 30 years experience in elderly care. Provides housekeeping, laundry, shopping, cooking,
companionship, driving errands,
dog walking and more. References
are available. Please call Darlene
at 925-458-2118 for more information.
CAREG I VER E XPER I EN CED 10
years. Loving care and friendly livein 24/7 or hourly with light housekeeping, prepare meal, bathing,
errands and companionship. Excellent Rossmoor references. Call
Maliana 925-705-7655 or 408-3176057.
HOUSECLEANING
“DUST-NO-MORE” Your housekeeping solution. We cater to your individual cleaning needs. Reliable,
dependable, quality service with
Rossmoor references. Licensed
and Bonded. Call Barbara, 925228-9841.
BIAX’Z HOUSECLEANING House
cleaning and carpet cleaning (supplies provided)! 15 years experience. Bonded business, licensed.
Great references in Rossmoor.
Free estimate. Call 925-640-3839.
CLEAN AS THE SPRING House
cleaning services. Offering a professional, thorough, and honest job.
Fairly priced, our major concern is
to see you happy with our work!
Rossmoor references, licensed/insurance available. 925-864-3678
“ELISA’S HOUSECLEANING” Over
20 years experience in Rossmoor
with many repeat clients. We’ll clean
your home back to tip-top shape,
from rooms to inside oven and patio. Bonded, insured. Call 212-6831
or e-mail [email protected]
net.
HOUSECLEANING & MORE shopping, cooking, pets, plants, appointments. You ask we do it. Bonded
and insured. Call anytime, Miriam
925-323-6799.
NEED A GREAT HOUSE Cleaner?
I’ve been in Rossmoor for over 10
years. I have lots of customer references. I do an excellent job! I will
clean your house as if it’s my own. I
will give ½ off first time customers.
Honest, reliable, and nice. Free estimates, Lupita 925-325-7294.
OCD HOUSECLEANING: Gina and
Kim have over 25 years experience. Honest, reliable, and willing
to please. We’ll treat your house
with tender loving care. Free estimates and references available.
Please call Gina 925-212-4948.
AFFORDABLE HOUSE CLEANING:
Dependable, reliable, honest. References available. Homes, apartments, studios. Call Pilar 925 360-2758 free estimates. Provide
cleaning supplies. Licensed.
LEAVE THE HARD WORK of cleaning your house to us ! Excellent
work, great references, reasonable
prices. Cleaning houses for 21
years. Call Nelma, 510-375-5505
or 510-232-0985
T WO SISTERS HOUSEKEEPING
Professional cleaning of your home
or office. Affordable, ethical, experienced, hardworking sisters who
know how to clean. You won’t regret it call us, Gosvi and Dina 925354-7374.
MISCELLANEOUS
IT’S A NEW YEAR, time to de-clutter and get organized. Need my
help getting started with packing,
moving, storage, donating, Recycling ? Closets, Rooms or entire
house. Call today 925-984-3676,
Lady Jane. You’ll be glad you did.
130 HELP WANTED
MARKETING ASSOCIATE: Full-time
or Part-time. Nationwide organization of automotive engineers engaged in failure analysis and litigation management is looking for
a Marketing Associate to assist in
implementing the Company’s marketing plans and initiatives. Visit
www.prtassoc.com to learn more
about us. If interested, please mail,
email or fax your resume to: Peter
R. Thom and Associates, 304 Village Square, Orinda, CA. 94563.
Email [email protected]
com. Fax 925-254-1650.
140 WANTED
I BUY ANTIQUES & Collectibles.
From pottery, lighting and glass,
thru silver, furniture, jewelry and
paintings. Estates are welcome
and conducted professionally. Free
phone evaluations. Call Mel at 925229-2775 or 925-228-8977 or Lydia
Knapp 925-932-3499.
COINS GOLD, SILVER BOUGHTExperienced buyer of estates,
collections and accumulations of
American coins, foreign coins, and
gold jewelry. Professional, courteous service. Rossmoor house calls
since 1978. Please call Joseph T.
Silva 925-372-8743.
WANTED, OLD AMERICAN INDIAN
baskets, rugs and blankets, pottery, beadwork or other artifacts;
also California and Southwest
paintings; highly qualified and professional. Personal and corporate
references available upon request.
707-996-1820.
ESTATE LIQUIDATION- Full service
estate liquidation. Complete or partial household. Experts in antiques,
furniture and art. Trusted family
business for over 40 years. Call the
professionals at Hudson’s Estate
Liquidations. 510-645-5844. Free
assessment. Fully insured. License
2451174.
I BUY 1950’S FURNITURE! Danish
modern, Widdicomb, Herman Miller, Knoll, Dunbar, etc. 1 piece or
entire estate! Highest prices paid.
$ $ $ . Call Rick 510 -219-9644.
Fast, courteous house calls.
ANTIQUES ; ALL OLDER ITEMS
Wanted. Single items to entire estates. Full estate liquidation services. Highest prices paid. Paintings,
silver, pottery, cameras, watches,
toys, jewelry, photos, glass, furniture, etc. Anything old. Hauling services available. 925-324-1522.
BUYING: RHINESTONE/ costume,
Mexican Silverand Navajo Turquoise jewelry. Call Monica at Sundance Antiques, 2323 Boulevard
Circle, Walnut Creek. 925-930 6200.
Please keep dogs and cats on
leashes in all but special areas!
I BUY, SELL, AND APPRAISE U.S.
and world coins and currency. 36year resident of Moraga will come to
your home upon request. Bruce Berman, Moraga Numismatics. PCGS
and NGC Dealer. 925-283-9205.
www.sf-bay-area-collector-coins.
com, [email protected]
com
WILL BUY YOUR GAS GOLF cart.
Why pay for advertising and having to deal with multiple people and
wasting your valuable time? I will
pay cash for most any condition
cart, running or not. Also looking
for vehicles to purchase. Please
call Walnut Creek resident and
leave a message 925-639-4715.
SELL YOUR ITEMS ON EBAY I will
pick up your items and sell. Experienced in antiques, vintage and fine
jewelry, designer items, sterling and
china. Julie, daughter of Rossmoor
resident, EBAY registered trading
assistant. 925-683-4010 or email
[email protected]
WE BUY FIREARMS AND Firearm
Estates. We will buy any/all new,
used, collectible and non-collectible firearms. We also will buy
any/all firearm accessories such
as reloading equipment, ammunition, holsters etc. that you have for
sale. Please call: DVGW at 925676-4117. Ask for Ken.
Find more
Classifieds on
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149 REAL ESTATE
INFORMATION
PLANNING YOUR GOLDEN Years?
Considering a move to Rossmoor?
Need a guide? I live here and love
to show off this beautiful community! Earl Corder, Rossmoor Realty
925-932-1162 x 3333 office. E-mail:
[email protected]
THINKING OF BUYING OR leasing in
Rossmoor? Let me send you a comprehensive informational brochure,
which includes amenities, floor
plans, costs and answers to many
of your questions. Call Patti Compton, Broker Associate, Rossmoor
Realty 925 -287-3332, or e-mail
[email protected]
150 REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE
SONOMA CO-OP Bargain priced for
fast sale at $108,000. Beautiful area.
Two bedrooms. Light/bright/cheerful! Quality carpeting. Lovely upgrades. Call for details. Betty Case,
Rossmoor Realty, 925-932-1162 X
3347 or direct 925-287-3347.
TIMESHARES FOR SALE or rent
in Princeville, Kauai and Myrtle
Beach, SC. 1 BR, 1 Bath, sleeps
4. Rent $1,000 for 1 week. Sell
$3,000. Call Harry 925-926-1081
or 925-788-8006.
CLASSY PANORAMA CONDO! Private setting, wooded hillside. 2 bedrooms/2 baths. End-unit. No stairs.
High ceilings, marble entry and fireplace. Underground parking. Plantation shutters. $379,000. Betty Case,
Rossmoor Realty, 925-287-3347. Direct, 925-932-1162 x 3347.
Lovely views from Expanded Saratoga (New Price!)
This 2 bed/2 bath condo has over 1400 sq ft PLUS a huge enclosure for lots of living space. Large living room, den and
one of the biggest Master Bedrooms in Rossmoor make this a
great layout. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated
to perfection. Great detailing throughout with crown molding
and retextured walls and ceiling, new interior doors and more.
A beautiful view from the finished enclosure is the icing on the
cake. A great property for only $305,000
Super Sonoma Wrap
Lovely 2 bed/1 bath Sonoma Wrap with beautifully finished
enclosure creates a stunning open floor plan with tons of
room. Hardwood floors and dual-pane windows throughout.
Updated kitchen with newer cabinets and countertops. Light
and bright home with windows in kitchen and bath. Must see
for $150,000!
Terrific Tahoe! (Sale Pending)
This exceptional single story home has two bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a den and an added Sun Room from which to enjoy the lovely lawn setting. Updates include hardwood floors
in living room,dining room and den, skylights, beadboard
paneling, crown molding, smooth ceiling, updated doors and
more. The kitchen has an extra-special bumped out built-in
breakfast nook, maple cabinets and corian countertops. Top
this all off with a lovely fenced patio with slate tile and lawn
surrounding the property. Parking is a breeze with a garage
and a carport. An amazing property for $530,000
Fantastic Villa Nuevo
This amazing 2 bed/ 2 bath condo has stunning remodeling
throughout including crown molding with indirect lighting,
arched entryways, Travertine tile entry and more. The allwhite kitchen has tons of cabinet space including a built-in
desk. The floor plan has a formal dining room, breakfast nook,
den, large Master Bedroom and a walk-in closet. Level-in entry makes this home accessible for all. Easy parking with a garage and carport. All that and wonderful views from two large
balconies. Only $569,000
51 Moraga Way, • Orinda, CA 94563 • 925-254-0440
EDITH’S HOUSECLEANING: Reliable, organized, honest, good
references. Move in and out. One
time only or regular cleaning. I do
windows. I provide supplies. Most
clients are in Rossmoor. Call 925207-9683. Bonded and insured.
“GRE AT HOUSECLE AN I NG” 15
years experience. We do all your
house needs: weekly, bi-weekly,
monthly or one time. Reasonable
rates. We’re honest and friendly.
Free estimates. Call Hilda, 925768-0370.
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Elizabeth
899-5097
Ann
639-7970
Cantrell
ELIZABETH
Haslam
A
Mother/Daughter Team
Visit www.yourrossmoorrealtor.com
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Rossmoor Realty
1641 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Rossmoor Realty is a division of Rossmoor Properties Inc.
CURRENT EXCLUSIVE LISTINGS
MENDOCINO - 1 bed, 1 bath co-op. A REAL GEM. Very
convenient location directly across from Gateway Clubhouse.
All level access, single story with new paint & carpet. Large
patio for entertaining. Walk to all clubhouses.
.......................................................$120,000 Equity
SEQUOIA - 2 bed, 1 bath co-op. BEAUTIFUL MT. DIABLO VIEW.
Crprt & lndry close. Encl can easily be opened. Some upgrade,
mostly original. Lots of visitor parking. Hillside entry.
...............................................................$125,000 Equity
SEQUOIA - 2 bed, 1 bath co-op. LIKE NEW RECENT REMODEL!
Exquiste upgrades thru-out + lovely vu. Slab Granite tile cntrs,
handsome cabs w/all newer appl incl micro. Attractive bth - stall
shower. Park-like setting in front. ........... $145,000 Equity
PINEHURST II - 2 bed, 2 bath condo. WHAT A VIEW!!
Newly decorated with new carpet. Eat in kit or formal dining
room. All new upgraded appl. Garage and carport. GAS heat.
.........................................................................$282,000
ROSSLYN - 2 bed, 2 bath plus den condo. CHARMING &
SPACIOUS HOME features country kitchen with breakfast nk.
Beautiful random wide plank flring in DR, LR & den. Dual pane
windoews, gas heat. Garage & carport. Good views. MUST SEE! .
.............................................................................$520,000
PIEDMONT TH - 2 bed, 2 bath plus den condo.
WONDERFUL LOCATION WITH OTSTANDING VALLEY & MT.
DIABLO VIEWS. New paint, carpet. Full size W/D. Clean & ready.
..........................................................................$375,000
SEE ME ON MLS
GOLDEN GATE - 2 bed, 1 bath co-op. LIGHT & BRIGHT. New
paint & flooring. Remodeled bath w/shower, new countertop &
flooring. Tiled atrium. ..............................$155,000 Equity
SAN FRANCISCAN - 2 bed, 1 bath co-op. LOVELY SETTING NEAR
GATEWAY. End unit, single row, no stairs. Fenced patio. Upgraded kitchen &
bath. New carpet & paint. 2 skylites, crwn mldg, new window coverings, enclosed
atrium. Large master bedroom w/french doors. ........$210,000 Equity
SANTA CLARA - 2 bed, 2 bath plus den condo. LEVEL-IN,
COMPLETELY UPDATED 2/2 + Den. 3 skylights. Light & bright. New DW,
refrig, cabinets, Corian, carpeting & paint. Private patio. ....$315,000
SONOMA - 2 bed, 1 bath co-op. LOVELY MT. DIABLO VIEW,
cheerful updated kit w/laminate cntrs kit & bth. Berber carpet.
Move-in condition. .................................$100,000 Equity
OUR CURRENT MLS LISTINGS:
CONDOMINIUMS
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
3 BEDS, 2.5 BATHS
PIEDMONT TH – SPECIAL CONDO WITH
OUTSTANDING PANORAMIC VIEWS. Entertain
in style, relax in eves watching valley lights
sparkle & wake in morning to picture perfect
canvas of Mt. Diablo. Remodeled kit, parquet
entry flrg, custom paint, new w/w cpt, blt in
W/D, over 1700 sq. Resort Living every day!
................................................ $383,000
3 BEDS, 2 BATHS
PIEDMONT TH – UNSURPASSED
PANORAMIC VIEW! Fresh paint, new carpet,
new flr in Din area, entry, hall & kit. Wlk-in to
Hillside pool. Enlg patio - partially fenced. Extra
storage. NEW PRICE!! ..................$399,000
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
CASTLEWOOD - PRETTY VIEW.
Upgraded kitchen: ceiling fan, recessed
lts. Access to garage from kitchen, Walkin closets in both BR. Vaulted ceiling
w/recessed ltg in LR. Separate laundry rm
w/extra cabs. Ceiling fans in both bedrms.
Carport too! NEW PRICE!! GREAT VALUE!!
........................................... $350,000
DORAL – GREAT HOME WITH VIEWS OF
HILLS OVER TO EAGLE RIDGE. New paint.
Beautiful entry w/maple trees. Tile entry,
hall & kitchen. Bay window in kitchen.
Tile counters, double oven, separate
breakfast nook. Fireplace. NEW PRICE!!
........................................ $ 314,500
FIRESTONE – OVERLOOKING GOLF
COURSE & HILLS. Large eat-in kitchen w/SS
appl. Den with built-ins. NEW PRICE!!
FURTHER REDUCTION!! .......... $399,000
MARIPOSA - LOVELY VIEWS FROM THIS
MOVE-IN CONDITION MARIPOSA. New carpet
& paint. Shows well. PRICE REDUCED
........................................... $269,000
PANORAMA - PRIVATE, QUIET LOCATION
next to wooded hillside. Garden setting. No
stairs. Travertine marble FP & entry, Berber
cpt, plantation shutters thruout. Numerous
blt-in cabs, desk & shelves. New kitchen appl
& trash compactor ................... $379,000
PINEHURST – GOLF COURSE VIEWS
FROM ALMOST EVERY WINDOW. Rich hardwood
flooring in formal DR & kit. Two walk-in closets.
Fireplace w/elect insert. Garage + golf port.
Level-in w/no stairs. NEW PRICE!! FURTHER
REDUCTION!! ............................$298,000
PINEHURST – ON THE GOLF COURSE!
Upgraded kitchen, smooth top range, micro.
Separate laundry rm w/extra storage. Roll-up
blinds. Separate dining rm. Eat-in kitchen.
Ideal location - walk to golf course & Dollar
pool. NEW PRICE!! .................. $299,000
ROSSLYN – UNIQUE LEVEL-IN. New
paint, cpt & lino. Lt & brite. Kit w/Corian
cntrs, smoothtop drop-in range/oven. Blt in
micro. DR w/added door to outside. Canned
ltg in LR, gas FP. Skylite. MUCH MORE
...........................................$590,000
SANTA CRUZ - BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED
HOME steps from carport & wonderful views
of Mt. Diablo. White Kraftmaid cabinets,
corian cntrs, new dual pane window slider,
20” ceramic tile thruout. Gorgeous patio with
views. .....................................$328,000
SIERRA - TRANQUIL SETTING, NICE
VIEW FROM PATIO. Quiet one building entry.
Sparkling new paint & attractive flooring.
Eat-in kitchen w/some newer appliances.
Formal dining room. NEW PRICE!! FURTHER
REDUCTION! SUPER VALUE! ..... $299,000
SIERRA – LOTS OF UPGRADES HERE!
upper end unit. Dual pane windows. New
carpet, fresh paint, new appls. Canned ltg, W/
D. New doors & baseboards. Kitchen arched
to Living room. .......................$320,000
SUMMIT – ELEGANT SUMMIT FLOOR
PLAN. Conveniently next to elevator.
Panoramic views from both decks & LR. Very
spacious & well maintained. Upgraded kit w/
lg eating area. 2 sided fireplace. Underground
garage + golf cart space. NEW PRICE!
FURTHER REDUCTION!! ........... $599,000
SUMMIT - SUPER SUMMIT WITH PLEASANT
VIEWS OF SURROUNDING HILLS. Very neat
clean light & bright. Kitchen has Corian
counters w/pull-out drawers. Dual fireplace
in family & LR. New heating & AC in 2010. 2
UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACES + PRIVATE
POOL ACCESS. New NEW PRICE!!
............................................. $620,000
TAHOE – COMPLETELY ENCLSOED PATIO
ADDS EXTRA SQ. FT. New paint, carpet, lino.
Nice setting, very lt, bright & private. NEW
PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!! WHAT A
VALUE!! ................................... $315,000
TAHOE – LOVELY TAHOE READY FOR
BUYER. New carpet, updated kitchen w/wood
flooring. Den enclosure w/built-in bookcases.
Garage & Carport. Tile entry. NEW PRICE!!
.............................................. $325,000
TAHOE – BEAUTIFUL HOME W/GOLF
COURSE VIEWS. Former Doris Gill remodel.
Enclosed deck, crown molding, new carpet,
new landscaping. Garage & carport. NEW
PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!!
......................................... $ 395,000
TAHOE – LOVELY REMODELED KITCHEN
ACROSS FROM NEW CLUBHOUSE. Fresh paint,
new carpet, new window treatments, new
cabs, granite cntrs, dbl oven, DW + More. 2
Patios. Garage & carport. NEW PRICE!!
............................................. $449,000
VILLA BARCELONA – BOM OUTSTANDING!! No steps - ramp in. Southeast
exposure. See G.C., valley, hills. Very lite &
brite all day. New white kit & appl. Pass thru
to deck. Crwn mldg, bsbds, doors, 2 huge
bathrms. 3 Decks! Independent Mutual rec.
room. .................................... $299,000
VILLA DE ANZA – SPACIOUS & LEVELIN on 2nd floor from nearest carport #25.
Large living room, formal dining, big veranda,
nice views. .............................. $279,000
VILLA GRANDE – BOM!! New
carpeting & paint. 2,000+ sq. ft. w/family
room (loft) plus den. Huge double car
attached garage w/storage galore.
............................................. $649,000
VILLA ROBLES – GREAT VILLA
ROBLES W/PRIVATE VIEW & SOUTH WEST
EXPOSURE. Dual pane windows, master
bath remodel w/jacuzzi tub. Great patio w/
gate for doggy. Attached garage. Plantation
shutters. Guest bathroom w/shower. NEW
PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!! SUPERB
VALUE!! .............................. $ 349,000
VILLA ROBLES – LOVELY LEVEL-IN, END
UNIT. New decorator colors, newer carpet, new
flooring in kit & baths, plantation shutters
thruout. Direct access to garage. Cabinets &
storage area w/pull down stairs. Lots of guest
parking. NEW PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!
BEST BUY!! ............................... $345,000
2 BEDS, 1 BATH
CLAREMONT - Special CONDO! New paint &
carpet. Enclosure/bonus room. Great location!
..................................................... $115,000
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OUR CURRENT MLS LISTINGS — COOPERATIVES (EQUITY PRICE)
2 BEDS, 2.5 BATH
2 BEDS, 1.5 BATH
2 BEDS, 1 BATH
PIEDMONT TH – SWEEPING MULTI FAIRWAY
GOLF COURSE VIEW. Overlooking 17th green & 18th
tee. 1st flr den could be 3rd BR w/private bath. Granite
tile cntrs. Huge 2nd story master suite also w/vus.
NEW PRICE!! .........................................$279,000
YOSEMITE – SPECTACULAR GOLF COURSE
LOCATION! Remodeled in ‘08 w/granite, SS appl,
Kraftmaid cabs. Skylights in both baths & kitchen.
Karastan carpet & plantation shutters. Smooth ceilings
& crwn mldg. NEW PRICE!! .................... $319,000
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
2 BEDS, 1 BATH
SEQUOIA WRAP – LOVELY, UPDATED, LIGHT &
BRIGHT w/Mt. Diablo vu. Gleaming hdwd flrs thruout.
Upgraded kit, newer cabs & cntrtops, pull out shelves,
crner lazy susan, side by side refrig, blt in micro. Dual
pane windows, plant shtrs, Calif closets, skylts, walk in
shower. NEW PRICE!! ................................ $155,000
SEQUOIA WRAP – OVER THE TOP TOUPIN
REMODEL! All the bells & whistles! Remodeled &
reconfigured. Coffered ceilings, crown molding, recessed
lighting in the rooms to many extras to list. A MUST
SEE!! ........................................................$239,000
SONOMA – MT. DIABLO VIEW, open veranda, very
close to lndry & parking. Clean carpets & move-in ready.
NEW PRICE!! .............................................. $87,000
SONOMA – EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT &
WHAT A PRICE! This home has a very nice view & offers
new paint, new flooring, new kitchen counters w/new lg
dbl s/s sinks, new refrig, newer heater & A/C, new kohler
toilet & a lg wlk-in shower stall. .................$89,000
SONOMA – NEW PAINT, CARPET & TLC transformed this
dirty Dora to a lovely princess! Walk to Gateway, pleasant
outlook from open deck. PRICED TO SELL. ...........$89,900
SONOMA – ORIGINAL WITH NICE OUTLOOK. NEW
PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!! .................. $95,000
SONOMA – PLEASANT DESIRABLE AREA, LOVELY
OUTLOOK! Open deck makes it light, bright, cheerful inside.
Neutral décor, good quality carpeting, newer lino. Kit ceramic
cooktop, newer oven, lg sink, matching appl, newer formica
counter. Mirrored furnace closet doors. .........$108,000
SONOMA – VERY NICE CLEAN HOME WITH
PLEASANT VIEW. Smooth cielings. New paint & carpet.
Bathroom has granite vanity & new toilet. Excellent
location, walk to gateway & DeL Valle. ......$110,000
SONOMA – LIGHT & BRIGHT WITH LOVELY MT.
DIABLO VU. New paint, stove & toilet. Newer carpets &
refrigerator. NEW PRICE!! .........................$110,000
SONOMA – RE-DONE. CUTE SONOMA with a partial
enclosure. W/D. Stall shower. Can lights in kitchen & lots
of shutters. NEW PRICE!! ..........................$125,000
SONOMA WRAP – QUIET LOCATION – WELL
MAINTAINED. View of mature trees from every window,
Pergo entry, newer carpet & appls. Windows in kit &
bath. Partially enclosed wrap. Close to laundry, guest
parking & bus stop. .................................... $119,500
CARMEL – GREAT MASTER SUITE WITH BUILT-INS
added to this well located Carmel coop w/pleasant
views. Very close to guest parking & carport.
............................................................... $179,000
CARMEL - LOVELY HOME IN PRIVATE SETTING. New
paint, carpet & linoleum. Shows very well. Extra storage
under steps. Great year yard. NEW PRICE!!
.............................................................. $180,000
MONTEREY – 2 BR/2 BA END UNIT W/PRIVACY
& LOTS OF LIGHT. All new paint, carpeting & vinyl flrg.
Both BRs have Plantation shutters & both baths have
lg walk-in showers. W/D + Mt. Diablo vu. Walk to
Hillside pool & lawn bowling. HURRY!! NEW PRICE!!
................................................................$175,000
TAMALPAIS – GOLF COURSE LOCATION WITH
FANTASTIC VIEW! Private end unit. Dramatic bldg
design features 2 story windows. Tiled entry, fresh pnt.
Central ait & gas heat. Laminate flrg. Lt & brite. Self
clean oven. ............................................. $249,000
TAMALPAIS – VERY PRIVATE SETTING. A duplex
building at the end of the entry. Updated kitchen and
baths, decorator paint & new carpet. The laundry &
carport are just steps away. Extra storage in the carport.
NEW PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!! ........$249,500
TAMALPAIS – GREAT HOME W/SERENE BACK
PATIO. W/D up stairs in mstr bdrm. Well kept unit.
Your clients will love it! NEW PRICE!! FURTHER
REDUCTION! ...........................................$255,000
YOSEMITE - REMODELED & REDESIGNED kitchen
brite w/skylite, newer appls, Corian cntrs & cabs. Huge
bonus room off living/dining area w/dual pane window
& extra door leading to private park-like setting. New
pnt, cpt. Walk to Gateway. ......................$199,000
CLAREMONT - NICE, BASIC HOME WITH W/D New
carpet, vinyl & touched up paint. NEW PRICE!
.............................................................$105,000
GOLDEN GATE - NEW CARPET & FRESHLY PAINTED
GEM. Convenient location, directly across from carport.
NEW PRICE!! .............................................$139,000
MONTEREY – PEACEFUL & CHARMING SETTING
W/PLEASANT VIEWS. Kitchen: granite counters, SS
sink & appls, maple cabinets, canned lighting. Crown
mldg, mirrored closet drs, stall shower, W/D.
.......................................................... $178,900
MONTEREY – BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED &
REDESIGNED. Panoramic tree lined view. Travertine stone,
archways, natural, recessed & decorator ltg. Decorator
fixtures, crwn mldg, bsbds, custom blt-in shelves. Mirrored
wardrobe doors. Skylite in kit....................... $178,900
MONTEREY – LOVELY REMODEL featuring
enlarged kitchen, entry cab removed, granite
kitchen counters, crown molding, smooth ceilings,
cultured marble shower & counters. NEW PRICE!
.......................................................$179,000
SEQUOIA – STANDS OUT FROM THE REST! Beautiful
private setting! Freshly painted, new cpt & lino. 2
skylights brighten up the nicely enclosed dec. Skylites
in kit & bath. Flowing floor plan w/dining ell. Covered
carport close by. ........................................$112,800
SEQUOIA – UPDATED KITCHEN & BATH, Corian
counters, nice view & good condition. NEW PRICE!
.................................................................$125,000
SEQUOIA – QUALITY 2004 REMODEL. Additional
living space with hal-deck enclosure. Beautiful Four
Shadows location with pleasant views. NEW PRICE!!
2 BEDS, 1.5 BATH
................................................................. $175,000
SAN FRANCISCAN – BEAUTIFUL EXPANDED
SEQUOIA – OUTSTANDING TOUPIN REMODEL WITH
SINGLE ROW w/sprawling lawn vu & mature trees.
DESIGNER COLORS, crwn mldg/bsbds & recessed ltg.
Private natural stone tiled patio entry, flowing
floorplan. Extensively renovated, custom wainscoting, Top of line kitchen w/granite cntrs SS appls, maple cabs.
crwn & bs mldg. Remodeled kit & bath. 1/2 bath added Gorgeous tiled shwr stall w/blt in bench. 2 Skylts, W/D
to MBR. Encl atrium for den. ...................$315,000 + More! .................................................$199,000
YOSEMITE - LOVELY PRIVATE HILLSIDE SETTING! SEQUOIA – FABULOUS SWEEPING VIEWS! High
end remodel. Maple cabs w/pull out drawers, granite
Be entertained by deer, turkeys, birds. Charming
patio w/wrought iron fence. Fresh pnt, new cpt & lino, cntrs, Jenn Air stove, SS appls. incl miccro. Quality
new cpt, crwm & base mldg, mirrored drs, new
new plantation blinds, new lt fixtures, toilets, sinks,
interior drs, remodeled bath w/marble shower.
counters, med chests, faucets, kit knobs. Carport
convenient.............................................$199,000 .........................................................$245,000
SOLD
SOLD
1 BED, 1 BATH
DEL MONTE - CLEAN & COZY HOME. Light &
bright with Berber carpet & specialty shades. Move in
ready. .....................................................$62,000
MENDOCINO – LEVEL-IN END UNIT IN PRIVATE
LOCATION. Lovely Garden Patio, Stone counters, Pergo
Floors, s/s sink in the kitchen, Skylight, Upgraded bath,
Bonus picture window in bedroom w/eastern exposure.
NEW PRICE! .......................................... $129,000
Whether you’re buying or selling or for a personal tour, call us today
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932-1162
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3 BEDS, 2 BATH
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
CONVERSION – IMMACULATE HOME w/new
carpet, fresh paint & new kitchen vinyl. Double condo
& one of Waterford’s largest homes. 3 BR, 2 full baths,
2 parking spaces, 2 storage rms, laundry rm w/full size
W/D. Very convenient to transportation & Clbhs.
........................................................... $349,900
SHELBURNE – EXCELLENT LOCATION! Steps
away from elevator to dining room. Nice tree view. 2
full baths. Open parking space. .............$155,000
WESTBURY – LIGHT, BRIGHT CORNER UNIT. New
carpet, added recessed lighting in living rm. Built-in
desk & bookcase in 2nd BR. Extremely close to
parking space. .....................................$389,000
WESTBURY – 3RD FLOOR DESIGNER BEAUTY.
Less than 20 paces from elevator which is close to
open parking space #40. A feeling of formal elegance!
Wrap-around deck, sylvan outlook, staged nicely!
NEW PRICE!! SUPERB VALUE!! ..............$430,000
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
HUNTINGTON – MOST POPULAR HUNTINGTON
ON TOP FLOOR WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS! SW
deciduous views. Dbl drs to den off LR, wrap around
deck, not far from covered carport #1.$469,000
2 BEDS, 1.5 BATH
WESTBURY – IMMACULATE HOME WITH
LOVELY COURTYARD SETTING. New carpet, fresh
semi-custom paint, numerous new decorator
light fixtures, newer vinyl & new heat pump. Very
convenient to common area & transportation.
Beautifully staged. ............................$399,900
1 BED, 1 BATH
BROOKGREEN – CUTE WITH GOOD
OUTLOOK. Very light & bright. 4th floor location.
Close to elevator. NEW PRICE!! SUPER VALUE!!
......................................................... $89,000
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160 REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
150 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
GORG EOU S S EQ UO I A Wrap,
priced reduced. Beautifully updated throughout. Upstairs, end unit,
2 bedroom/ 2 bath. Too many upgrades to list! $269,000. Kristen
Backman, Keller Williams Realty
925-550-9171.
YO S E M I T E - S EC L U D E D 2 b e d rooms, 1.5 baths. No Stairs, single
stor y. Level-in. New carpeting,
freshly painted, other upgrades
throughout! Very special property.
Must see to appreciate! $199,000.
Bet t y Case, Rossmoor Realt y,
925-932-1162 x 3347.
$ 12 5 , 0 0 0 I N C R E D I B LE VA LU E
Beautifully maintained 2BR /1BA
Sequoia co-op w/ inside laundry;
skylights in kitchen, bathroom.
Open veranda with nice outlook.
Offered fully furnished or not. Diane Reilly, Alain Pinel Realtors.
DRE 01209613. 510-206-2903 or
e-mail [email protected]
SAN FRANCISCAN CO-OP- Single
story, level-in, end-unit ! Across
from Gateway Clubhouse ! Up graded kitchen and bath. Enclosed
atrium, fresh paint, new carpet,
skylights. Fenced patio. Two bedrooms. $ 209,950. Bet t y Case,
Rossmoor Realty, 925-287-3347.
Direct 925-932-1162 x 3347.
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drivers to turn on their headlights anytime they operate
their windshield wipers.
JOHN SAUNDERS
MODEST LEVEL LIVING
Can be yours in single story Golden Gate
cooperative now asking only $139,000! 2
bedrooms, granite tile kitchen, private atrium,
and conveniently located very near carport,
guest parking, and laundry.
CARMEL MODEL
Expanded to 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths.
Rear patio, pleasant views, inside laundry.
Reduced to $179,000.
1,375 SQUARE FEET.
Lots of elbow room and not a stair to climb!
2 bedrooms, with 2 baths, spacious veranda,
formal dining, and nice views. $279,000.
SPACIOUS & GRACIOUS
Rare Villa Grande. 2,083 square feet, high ceilings, attached double car garage, 2 bedrooms
2 baths (one with spa tub), den and family
room with built-ins, large veranda, and views
including Mt. Diablo. A millionaire’s haven
offered at only $649,000!
TOWNHOUSE LIVING
For the active adult couple. Fabulous golf
course views! Huge master bedroom suite,
plus 2 additional bedrooms or “his and
her” private dens. Over 1,700 square feet.
$279,000.
GREEN, GREEN
Golf views from this single story, level-in, 2
bedroom 1½ bath, corner Yosemite unit. Updated and move-in ready. Location, location!
$319,000.
OVER THE TOP
Updating detail can be found throughout this
expanded, 2 bedroom Sequoia co-op located
in the Pine-studded Four Shadows area of
Mutual One, why remodel when it is already
done for you? All this for only $175,000!
THE WATERFORD
Tired of cooking and housekeeping? Then be
smart like your friends who are experienced
“congregate living” at its best. 2 – 1,250 squarefoot units available on the 3rd and 4th floors
with wrap-around decks and views.
1) 2-bedroom, 2-bath Westbury model.
2) 1-bedroom, 2-bath, den Huntington
floor plan.
$430,000 and $469,000 respectively.
Call and have me send you a
brochure.
John Saunders
Broker Associate and
14-yr. Rossmoor Resident
932-1162 ext. 3314
or 260-2946 direct
rossmoorresort.com
Lic.#00313918
NEW LISTING! $ 339,900 Spacious
3 bedroom/2 bath Santa Clara, single level home in a serene setting
with a large patio and views. Nicely
maintained with stylish updates.
Third bedroom has built-in desk
and bookshelves. Covered carport
with storage adjacent to condo.
Call Diane Reilly, Alain Pinel Realtors, DRE 01209613, Phone: 925438-2056 or 510-206-2903 Email
[email protected]
FIND YOUR BARGAIN paradise in
Costa Rica/Panama. Beach front,
or hillside with ocean views; building lots or acreage from $6,000.00
per acre, with bi-lingual U.S. resident. Call 925-942-0566.
SIERRA CONDO, LOVELY, 2BR/2BA.
Two bed /2 bath, 1376 s.f., crown
molding, plantation shutters, fireplace, spacious kitchen, laundry
room, open balcony, serene, convenient, great neighbors. Move-in
ready, $ 349,000. By owner. 209765-3968, [email protected]
com
LEVEL-ENTRY CORNER CONDO
Upgraded Cascade, 2 bed/2 bath
1,476 Sq. Ft. garage and carport,
full-sized washer and dryer. Newly landscaped, rod iron fence on
front and back patio. Energy efficient vinyl dual-pane patio doors
and windows, Large eat-in Kitchen.
$ 524,550. Phone 925-930 -8875
Buyer’s Agents welcome!
MUST SEE!! $70K in upgrades, Ptarmigan, Entry 11. Level-in, end-unit.
3 bedroom / 2 bath, Santa Clara
model. Secluded setting, W/D, refrigerator included, stainless appliances, Cherry wood cabinets, tile
floors, new AC/heat. Karen Henson, Realtor. 925-286-6070.
160 REAL ESTATE
FOR RENT
2 BED / 1 BATH - completely furnished: linens, dishes, etc. All utilities: cable T.V., electricity, phone,
high-speed internet. Very clean:
bedding washed, carpets shampooed, etc. 6 months or more.
$1,400 /month. Available May 1.
925-287-8430.
LARGE ONE-BEDROOM apartment.
Fully furnished with refrigerator,
TV/cable, bed, sofa, pots, pans.
Large deck with mountain view.
Non-smoking/no pets. $1,200 with
security deposit. Water/garbage included. 415-812-9686.
CHARM I NG YOSEM I TE , 2 bed rooms, 1 and ½ baths, newly furnished, near laundry, carport. No
pets/no smokers. Available April
1, for 3 to 4 months. $1,300 /per
month. Call 925-210-1781 or 718473-4066.
2 BED/1 BATH FULLY furnished, well
stocked, beautiful panoramic view
of golf course and eastern hills.
Available all of March and April 10
to 16. $450 per week. 925-2866175.
170 REAL ESTATE
WANTED
2 BED/2 BATH SONOMA wrap. Very
clean, and ready to move in. hardwood floors throughout. Full size
washer/dryer. Partially enclosed
patio. $1400 monthly. One month
deposit required. No smokers /
pets. Please call Sue Choe, Better
Homes and Garden 925-212-2605.
SUBLEASE FOR CONTINUOUS 3
month period anytime between mid
May and end of October. Lovely,
clean and well maintained 2/1, plus
office “Sequoia” in serene setting.
Completely furnished. Utilities
included. Just bring your toothbrush. $1500. per month. Diane
Reilly, Alain Pinel Realtors. DRE
01209613. 510-206-2903 or e-mail
[email protected]
BEAUTIFUL 2 BED /1 BATH - Sequoia, fantastic views, open deck,
furnished. Non-smoker/no pets.
Available May, June, July. $1,150/
per month, plus utilities. Call 925639-1899.
CUTE 1 BED /1BATH Cypress, no
steps at all! Close to carport, laundry and new Creekside clubhouse.
Available immediately. One-year
lease. Great enclosed patio for a
pet. Non-smoker. $1100 /month.
Call Maria 925-478-7190.
2-BED W/VIEWS, FURNISHED Available May 1 thru Sept. 30 -- Short
or Long-Term. Ideal 2 bedroom /
1 bath Sonoma Wrap condo, with
huge views of Mt. Diablo—a true
birdwatcher’s paradise. Nicely furnished rental for $1,450/month for
5 months; $1,500 /month shorter
term. Parking and Internet included.
Age 55+. Call Robin at 510-4594468, http://www.rossmoorrental.
com/
NO ONE ABOVE OR BELOW
• YOSEMITE 2 Bedrooms, 1-1/2 Baths, end unit
• 2 entrances, one is level-in, no steps, open patio
• Completely remodeled and redecorated show-place
• Corian counters, smooth ceilings, crown molding
• Newer appliances, microwave, cabinets
• Closet organizers, pull-out shelves
• Spacious fenced patio with side gate
• Sparkling new refinished patio, carport close
• Very Motivated Seller ... Low Price $228,000
ANOTHER SINGLE STORY
• SAN FRANCISCAN 2-Bedroom level-in Co-op
• Single story, single row, no rear neighbor
• New decorator paint, new white baseboards
• White kitchen, new counters, sink, faucet
• Large shower and new vanity in bath
• Fenced front patio w/gate & landscaping
• Open atrium with tile paving, partial cover
• Super clean and ready for new owner: $179,500
MOTHER DAUGHTER TEAM
KAREN CARNEGIE-STOCHL, REALTOR PHERNE SHREWSBURY, REALTOR
200-1184
974-1157
1160 ALPINE RD., WALNUT CREEK
Office: 938-7090
Professional Independent Real Estate Brokers
ROSSMOOR RESIDENT seeking unfurnished 2 bedroom/1 bath. Long
term rental with option to buy. 925935-6260.
I AM A 21-YEAR Walnut Creek homeowner, retired registered nurse,
widow, seeking a clean bedroom
to rent in a non-smoking, dog free,
female environment. I am honest,
enjoyable and very responsible.
Love the arts. Monthly rent/utilities
negotiable. Debbie 925-451-8813.
QUALIFIED BUYER DESIRES two
bedroom, 2 bath, plus den, level-in
with garage and gas heat. Please
call 408-575-8941.
175 Vacation Rental
MENDOCINO OCEAN FRONT
Home! Custom/dramatic Mendocino. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Hot tub.
One level. All amenities. Special
Rossmoor resident rates. Owner
925 -947-3923 or 707-964-2605
leave message.
WANTED: ROSSMOOR couple interested in a Paris apar tment
for 2 weeks in May, 2011. email:
[email protected] or call
925-933-0360.
180 PETS
TLC FOR CATS & PLANTS Cats are
social animals; they miss you when
you are away. They need TLC service. Still only $10 per visit. Grete
and Bill Trulock, past president of
Friends of Animals. 12th year in
Rossmoor. 925-937-2284.
ELIZABETH’S PET & HOME Care.
Dog walks and cat sitting. Experienced in Veterinarian care. I also
can assist you with appointments,
errands, and chores. Rossmoor
resident. Call 925-944-5603.
OVERNIGHT DOG SITTING In my
home with pick-up and delivery
provided ! Bonded and insured.
Enjoy your vacation without worrying about your darling dog. Auntie
Pat’s Pets. References available.
925-930-8871.
CATS-A-GROOMIN We specialize
in cat grooming and other special
services just for cats. Short term or
vacation boarding available. Professional, quality service for your
feline friend. Serving Bay Area kitties for over 15 years. Call Brenda,
925-935-5177.
6 TAILS PET SITTING and Pet Taxi
Service. Daily/weekly dog walking,
transport to groomer, veterinary
appointment, etc. Pet owner with
20-plus years experience. Reasonable rates, excellent service and
reliable. References available.
Kathy, 925-366-6641.
LOCAL , E XPERIENCED, caring,
compassionate pet lover. Will assist you with dog walking, pet
visitations, sitting and vet appts.
Rossmoor references. Please call
Diane 925-946-1052.
LOST AND FOUND
Lost something? Check
the Redwood Room between
9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Ask one of
the volunteers at the café
to open the lost-and-found
cabinet.
Items left at the swimming
pools or Fitness Center will
remain at those locations,
however. Ask staff for help.
Valuables (wallets, purses, cell phones, jewelry) are
kept in the Recreation Department.
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ANNUAL GIVING DAY
1950 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek
Branch Manager
(925 ) 937-6050
Diana Smith
817-7255
Paula Azeltine
899-3428
Loc Barnes
639-9594
Greg Courtney
518-8872
George Detre
360-7531
Bernadette Dugan
683-7957
David Marr
586-3173
Gwen Schwinck
817-7208
Faye Ann Silva
457-9231
Vikki Bearman
708-0008
Better Homes & Gardens/Mason McDuffie has selected
Shelter, Inc. as the beneficiary for our annual “Giving
Day.” Residents who wish to participate may bring basic
kitchen items to 1950 Tice Valley Blvd by March 3.
Sue Choe
212-2605
Tammy Choi
510-962-2623
Jeanette Evans Jackie & Michael Gerry Walt Hanson
209-5140
938-5162
408-5172
Dan Sorenson
808-1726
Allyson Cohan
899-0108
Urcil Commons
937-3033
Yvonne Jakovleski
457-7229
Vito LoGrasso
360-9143
Matthew Sorrenti Diane von Goethe Clarence Wickers Meridith Zomalt
899-3550
588-6244
890-5063
942-0575
CONDOMINIUMS
A FILOLI MODEL AT THE WATERFORD
Spacious floor plan on 4th floor next to elevator. Classy
unit with eat-in kitchen, formal dining, large master with
walk-in closet, second bedroom or den with gorgeous
built-ins, inside W/D, plantation shutters thru-out, garage
parking, lovely views. Extra storage................... $399,000.
REMODELED MARIPOSA
Nice location with pleasant views. Remodeled baths and
kitchen. Smooth ceilings, new carpet and paint throughout. Open balcony, formal dining and eat-in kitchen.
Skylight. ................................................................$275,000.
HONEY, STOP THE CAR!
Classy 3-bedroom, 2-bath Santa Clara with parking at the
front door. Newer carpet and flooring, decorator paint
colors, scraped and textured ceilings, redwood porch and
huge redwood deck. A perfect home for a pet. All of this
in a duet building for ...........................................$359,950.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY!
Own this Claremont condo, end unit with a large enclosed
veranda with views of Mt. Diablo in small entry with quiet
setting. 2-bedroom, 2-bath plus washer and dryer ..$189,000.
EXPANDED SARATOGA WITH VIEWS!
Updates and tons of square footage, this 2 bedroom/2
bath condo is beautifully updated with new stainless steel
appliances, retextured walls and ceiling, addition cabinetry
in dining room and master bedroom closet and more! The
enclosed patio gives you lots of extra living space with a
lovely Rossmoor valley view. A fantastic price for a special
condo. Call Ann Cantrell 639-7970. ...................$312,000.
EXPANDED KENTFIELD
Rare patio setting with lovely views. Great floor plan with
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a den and a huge master bedroom.
Remodeled kitchen, new carpet, lowest HOA dues in
Rossmoor. Call Ann Cantrell 639-7970. .............$318,000.
EXPANDED SIERRA CONDO
Two bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,562 square feet, bright upper end
unit with windows on 3 sides. Updated eat-in kitchen with
birch cabinets, new counters and stainless steel appliances.
Spacious living room with fi replace and solar skylights.
Formal dining room with views and a bright 200 s.f. enclosed bonus room with views. Enjoy the serenity of your
home surrounded by trees! ..................................$319,000.
A VILLA FRANCISCO CONDO
Almost 1800 s.f. of living space. Three bedrooms, 2 bath,
with working fi replace, eat-in kitchen and oversized carport
with big storage room. Ground floor location. ... $379,000.
A STUNNING REMODEL!
This 2 bedroom/2 bath Villa Nuevo condo has been remodeled to perfection. The layout is over 1700 square feet
with a den and large master bedroom, huge walk-in closet
and more! Easy access with no stairs. Garage and carport.
Call Ann Cantrell 639-7970. ...............................$569,000.
DESIRABLE & SPACIOUS SIERRA
Upper end, sunny, bright, and light unit. Smooth ceilings
thru-out. Cozy living room with fi replace and cathedral
ceiling. Formal dining. Open balcony with pleasant view.
Washer/dryer in unit. Close to facilities. ........... $319,950.
AMAZINGLY AFFORDABLE – NEW PRICE
Beautiful updated Claremont condo with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath.
Never used appliances, new cabinets with pull-out shelves,
new paint, laminated floors, full-size washer/dryer. Great
fi nancing. Try a reverse mortgage. No payment for life. Low
HOA at $545 per month in Mutual 4. .................. $149,000.
CLEAN AND TIDY SONOMA
Pleasant, desirable area, nice outlook, open deck, light,
bright, neutral décor. ............................................. $95,000.
LEVEL-IN GOLDEN GATE
Location, location, location! Walking distance to driving
range and Dollar Clubhouse. Two bedrooms, 1 bath, with
washer/dryer in unit. This home has a bright enclosed
patio for private dining and entertaining. .........$204,000.
RARE 2/2 TAMALPAIS HOME
Two bedrooms and 2 full baths with dramatic 2-story
windows and golf course views. This home shows beautifully with sophisticated and chic looks. Master bedroom
with full bath upstairs and guest bedroom with full bath
downstairs. Check out the upgraded kitchen, new carpet
and custom paint, laminate floors and washer/dryer. Your
savvy clients will love this. ................................. $239,900.
NO STEPS-NO ONE ABOVE OR BELOW!
Two bedrooms, 1 bath, Carport nearby. Walk to Gateway,
movie theatre and other facilities. New paint. Move-in
condition. ............................................................. $149,990.
LEVEL-IN CARMEL
Freshly painted, new carpets. This 2-bedroom, 2-bath has
a walk-in tub – yes, just close the tub door and enjoy your
own relaxing spa. With extra storage in the carport, extra
storage outside front door and washer/dryer in unit. This
one will go fast! .................................................... $192,000.
YOSEMITE IN LOVELY SETTING
Easy walking distance to Gateway and the new Creekside
Clubhouse. Featuring 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new carpet,
smooth ceilings, great patio, and a super private location
with laundry and carport nearby. Great price. ...$199,000.
BEAUTIFUL FLOORS
Gleaming Oak hardwood floors in this 2/1 Sonoma Wrap,
custom detailed ceramic tile with artisan designed borders.
Lovely location near Gateway Clubhouse. Come by and
take a tour. It’s a 10! ............................................ $135,000.
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION
Fabulous light-fi lled Sonoma with smooth ceilings, wide
baseboards and crown molding throughout. Two lovely
bedrooms, 1 updated bath with walk-in shower, linen closet
and stack w/d. Updated kitchen features beautiful cabinetry, solid surface counters, newer appliances, a nice outlook
and plenty of guest parking. This beauty is move-in ready
and value priced. ...................................................$149,500.
MONTEREY IN PRIME LOCATION
This handsome Monterey model features two bedrooms,
two baths, updated kitchen, enclosed patio, and lovely treefi lled setting with easy walk to Hillside clubhouse and pool.
Very private location and move-in ready.
................................................................................$158,000.
FOR SALE OR RENT
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath lower Sonoma unit situated in a
quiet serene park like setting offers new paint and new
carpets, newer appliances, open deck and close to carport.
New air conditioner to be installed. A neat unit in a quiet
location. Rental $1300 per month or sell price.
...............................................................................$109,000.
BRIGHT, LIGHT AND READY TO MOVE IN!
Two bedroom, 2 bath Sequoia wrap-special upgrades include enclosed wrap with entrance thru door from dining
room and built-in China closet. Upgrades in kitchen are
Corian counters, self cleaning oven/stainless steel sink,
refrigerator with ice maker and pull-out shelves under the
counters. Master suite with dressing room and walk-in
shower. Hall bathroom has shower over tub. Extra storage
on open deck and carport. One of a kind.......... $159,000.
SUPER SHARP SONOMA
Updated bath and kitchen add to the charm of this popular floor plan. Move-in ready with new kitchen floor and
countertops, refaced cabinets, new range, updated tile bath
with large stall shower, and much more. Enjoy the lovely
setting from the open deck. ............................... $120,000.
SONOMA WRAP
This 2 bedroom/1 bath coop has a beautifully fi nished
enclosure that flows seamlessly with the rest of the home.
Gorgeous hardwood floors, updated cabinets and a Mt.
Diablo view make this a truly special home at a great price.
Call Ann Cantrell 639-7970. ............................... $150,000.
SONOMA WRAP WITH OPEN AIR VERANDA
Premium location near club house Gateway and del Valle
fitness center. Upgrades in flooring, custom Artisan
detailed bordered ceramic tile in foyer, kitchen and bath.
Gleaming light Oak hardwood floors in living room, dining room, and bedrooms. Light with lovely views of trees,
hills, and Mt. Diablo. Convenient to guest and covered
parking. In the country yet minutes to downtown Walnut
Creek. ...................................................................$135,000.
COMING SOON! FABULOUS “SEQUOIA”
One of the nicest court in Rossmoor. Two bedrooms, one
bath, white kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator and
dishwasher, granite countertops, near new vinyl and Berber
carpet, scraped and textured ceilings, and a cozy fi replace.
.................................................................................$137,500.
UPSTAIRS 2+2 WITH WOOD FLOORS
Sequoia Wrap boast gleaming wood floors, new vinyl, new
stainless sink, new faucets, new garbage disposal, new mirrors and light fi xtures in both bathrooms, newly painted
and resurfaced wrap around deck with pleasant view.
............................................................................... $169,000.
TOP-OF-THE-LINE SEQUOIA MODEL
Beautiful 2 bedrooms and 2 baths Sequoia Wrap. Upper/corner unit with a view. One of a kind, custom remodeled by
Toupin. New front door, dual pane windows and patio door.
Full size washer/dryer. Smooth ceilings, moldings thru-out.
New panel doors, skylights, fans. Mirrored and organized
closets. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops.
Archways and more. Too many to list.
.................................................................................$279,000.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
LEGAL NOTICES
Timothy J. Jensen, Attorney-at-Law
161 Palm Avenue Ste. #2
Auburn, California 95603
SUPERIOR COURT OF
CALIFORNIA,
County of Contra Costa
725 Court Street
P.O. Box 911
Martinez, CA 94553
FILED: Jan. 26, 2011
K. Torre, Clerk of the Superior Court
County of Contra Costa
No. P11-00093
NOTICE OF PETITION
TO ADMINISTER ESTATE
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors,
contingent creditors, and persons who
may be otherwise interested in the will
or estate, or both, of EDWARD A. PHILLIPS
A PETITION FOR PROBATE has
been filed by JACQUELINE L. PAREDEZ in the Superior Court of California,
Contra Costa County. THE PETITION
FOR PROBATE requests that JACQUELINE L. PAREDEZ be appointed
as personal representative to administer
the estate of the decedent.
THE PETITION requests the decedent's will and codicils, if any, be admitted
to probate. The will and any codicils are
available for examination in the file kept
by the court.
THE PETITION requests authority
to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.
(This authority will allow the personal
representative to take many actions
without obtaining court approval. Before
taking certain very important actions,
however, the personal representative will
be required to give notice to interested
persons unless they have waived notice
or consented to the proposed action.)
The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested
person files an objection to the petition
and shows good cause why the court
should not grant the authority.
A HEARING on the petition will be
held on March 7, 2011, at 9 a.m. in Dept.
61, located at Court House, 725 Court
Street, Martinez, CA 94553.
IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of
the petition, you should appear at the
hearing and state your objections or file
written objections with the court before
the hearing. Your appearance may be in
person or by your attorney.
IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a
contingent creditor of the deceased, you
must file your claim with the court and
mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four
months from the date of first issuance
of letters as provided in Probate Code
section 9100. The time for filing claims
will not expire before four months from
the the hearing date noticed above.
YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by
the court. If you are a person interested
in the estate, you may file with the court
a Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition
or account as provided in Probate Code
section 1250. A Request for Special
Notice form is available from the court
clerk.
/s/Timothy J. Jensen.
Attorney for Petitioner
161 Palm Avenue Ste. #2
Auburn, California 95603
(Telephone) 530-823-1495
Legal RN 4754
Publish Feb. 9, 16 & 23, 2011.
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
Trustee Sale No.: 20090187413379
Title Order No.:
20963875 FHA/
VA/PMI No.: NONE YOU ARE IN
DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF
TRUST, DATED 03/03/06. UNLESS
YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT
YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD
AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN
EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF
THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU,
YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
NDEx West, LLC, as duly appointed
Trustee under and pursuant to Deed
of Trust Recorded on 03/10/06, as
Instrument No. 2006-0074244-00 of
official records in the office of the County
Recorder of CONTRA COSTA County,
State of California. EXECUTED
BY: SUSAN KAHLER, WILL SELL
AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST
BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S
CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other
form of payment authorized by 2924h(b),
(payable at time of sale in lawful money
of the United States) DATE OF SALE:
March 8, 2011
TIME OF SALE:
01:30 PM PLACE OF SALE: At the
Court Street entrance to the County
Courthouse at 725 Court Street,
(corner of Main & Court Streets),
Martinez, CA. STREET ADDRESS
and other common designation, if any,
of the real property described above
is purported to be: 3614 CHUCKER
COURT, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94598.
APN# 135-320-035 The undersigned
Trustee disclaims any liability for any
incorrectness of the street address
and other common designation, if any,
shown herein. Said sale will be made,
but without covenant or warranty,
expressed or implied, regarding title,
possession, or encumbrances, to pay
the remaining principal sum of the
note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust,
with interest thereon, as provided in
said note(s), advances, under the
terms of said Deed of Trust, fees,
charges and expenses of the Trustee
and of the trusts created by said Deed
of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid
balance of the obligation secured by the
property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances
at the time of the initial publication of
the Notice of Sale is $708,926.71. The
beneficiary under said Deed of Trust
heretofore executed and delivered to
the undersigned a written Declaration
of Default and Demand for Sale, and
a written Notice of Default and Election
to Sell. The undersigned caused said
Notice of Default and Election to Sell to
be recorded in the county where the real
property is located. FOR TRUSTEE
SALE
INFORMATION
PLEASE
CALL: NATIONWIDE POSTING &
PUBLICATION, INC. 5005 WINDPLAY
DRIVE, SUITE 1, EL DORADO HILLS,
CA 95762-9334 916-939-0772, www.
nationwideposting.com NDEx West
L.L.C. MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT
COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION
OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR
THAT PURPOSE. NDEx West, L.L.C.
as Trustee, BY: Ric Juarez Dated:
02/08/11
NPP0175547
02/16/11,
02/23/11, 03/02/11
Legal RN 4758
Publish Feb. 16 & 23, then March 2
2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 4, 2011
C. Garcia, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000059-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
Owens Financial Group, 2221 Olympic
Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94595; P.O. Box
2400, Walnut Creek, CA 94595, Contra
Costa County.
Owens Financial Group, Inc.
2221 Olympic Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
California
Business conducted by a corporation.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on July 1, 1984.
s/William C. Owens, President
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4739
Publish Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 16, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 14, 2011
Liz Gonzales, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000328-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: Great West Books, 101 Lafayette
Circle, #17, Lafayette, CA 94549; P.O.
Box 1028, Lafayette, CA 94549, Contra
Costa County.
Peter Browning
101 Lafayette Circle, #17
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above in 1988.
s/Peter Browning
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4740
Publish Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 16, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 10, 2011
C. Garcia, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000170-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
Bay Area Dog Adventures, 8120 Camelback Place, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523,
Contra Costa County.
Kenneth R. Herling
8120 Camelback Place
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above.
s/Kenneth R. Herling
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4741
Publish Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 16, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 14, 2011
C. Garcia, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000335-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
Creeka, 2510 Cedro Ln., Walnut Creek,
CA 94598, Contra Costa County.
Yoko Otsubo
2510 Cedro Ln.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on 1/14/11.
s/Yoko Otsubo
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4742
Publish Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 16, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Dec. 28, 2010
T. Ragsdale, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0008662-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
Pleiades Technology, 1343 Laverock
Ln., Alamo, CA 94507, Contra Costa
County.
Michael Olson
1343 Laverock Ln.
Alamo, CA 94507
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on December 1,
2010.
s/Michael Olson
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4743
Publish Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 & 16, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 19, 2011
L. Barajas, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-000409-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
H 2 Technology Consulting, LLC, 292
Smith Rd., P.O. Box 1302, Alamo, CA
94507, Contra Costa County.
H 2 Technology Consulting, LLC
292 Smith Rd.
Alamo, CA 94507
California
Business conducted by a Limited
Liability Co.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on December 1,
2010.
s/Karl J. Gross, CEO
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4744
Publish Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 26, 2011
L. Derrick, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000622-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: Wall to Wall Janitorial & Painting,
77 Manville Ave. Pittsburg, CA 94565,
Contra Costa County.
Jeannette D. Aguilar
77 Manville Ave.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Business conducted by a joint venture
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on January 26,
2011.
s/Jeannette D. Aguilar
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4745
Publish Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 25, 2011
L. Derrick, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000561-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: Poochini Pet Villa, 970 Detroit Ave.
Unit F, Cocord, CA 94518, Contra Costa
County.
Raymond John Gonzales
1140 Kenwal Rd. Unit C
Concord, CA 94518
Daniela Sehic
1140 Kenwal Rd. Unit C
Concord, CA 94518
Chanda Kuhns
15750 Maubert Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94578
Business conducted by a general
partnership
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on January 25,
2011.
s/Raymond Gonzales
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4746
Publish Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 3, 2011
B. Basch, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000022-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: Accurate Real Estate Appraisals,
175 Sierra Dr. #308, Walnut Creek, CA
94596, Contra Costa County, Mail to:
1630 N. Main St. #342, Walnut Creek,
CA 94596.
Robert Joseph Johnson
175 Sierra Dr. #308
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on January 3, 2011.
s/Robert Joseph Johnson
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4747
Publish Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 18, 2011
J. Odegaard, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000380-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
Slow G's Eatery, 440 Diablo Rd., Danville,
CA 94526, Contra Costa County.
Gary Ramponi
155 Flora Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above.
s/Gary Ramponi
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4748
Publish Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2011.
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Department of Alcoholic Beverage
Control
1515 Clay St. Ste. 2208
Oakland, CA 94512
(510) 622-4970
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO
SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Date of Filing Application:
January 14, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are:
COUNTER WALNUT CREEK LPSHIP THE
The applicants listed above are applying
to the Department of Alcoholic Venerage
Control to sell alcoholic beverages at:
1699 N. California Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4151
Type of License(s) Applied for:
47 – On-Sale General Eating Place
Legal RN 4749
Publish Feb. 2, 9, & 16, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 19, 2011
L. Barajas, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000410-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
Alamo Bridge Real Estate/Olofson Realty
& Tax Service, 3189 Danville Blvd. Ste.
225, Alamo, CA 94507, Contra Costa
County.
Janie L. Olofson
3189 Danville Blvd. Ste. 225
Alamo, CA 94507
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above.
s/Janie L. Olofson
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4750
Publish Feb. 9, 16 & 23, then March 2
2011.
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Regular bus service is available on
Sundays between 10 and 11 a.m. for
residents who wish to attend church
services. Check bus schedules for
times of pick-up.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
Entertainment
Notes
Continued from page 21
LEGAL NOTICES
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Feb. 4, 2011
T. Ragsdale, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000854-00
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Feb. 3, 2011
D. Acuff, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000849-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: Turbo Trading, 4404 Red Maple
Ct., Concord, CA 94521, Contra Costa
County.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: Spitalnik Environmental Consulting,
6457 Hagen Blvd., El Cerrito, CA 94530,
Contra Costa County.
Wailun Ong
4404 Red Maple Ct.
Concord, CA 94521
Business conducted by an Individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above.
s/Wailun Ong
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4756
Publish Feb. 16 & 23, then March 2 &
9, 2011.
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Business conducted by an Individual.
The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business
name listed above.
s/Ellen Spitalnik
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4757
Publish Feb. 16 & 23, then March 2 &
9, 2011.
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STAIR-TRAC: Securitas will offer the Stair-Trac wheelchair assistance program seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Call 9887899 for assistance. Residents who need the wheelchair assistance
service before 9 and after 5 can call a company that charges a fee.
Two of these vendors include Buba Transportation, (510) 410-5907,
or Pro Transport-1, (707) 665-4280.
TUB & TILE RESURFACING
FOR SERVICE, CALL 988-7650
Order Desk e-mail: [email protected]
Schedule through Feb. 23
LANDSCAPE ENTRY MAINTENANCE:
Mutuals 1-4: Leaf and V-ditch cleanup, pruning small trees,
juniper and oleander.
LANDSCAPE ENTRY MAINTENANCE:
INDEPENDENT MUTUALS:
Monday: Mutuals 22, 28, 30 and 61
Tuesday: Mutuals 5, 8, 29, 48, 59, 65, 68
Wednesday: Mutuals 5 and 8
Thursday: Mutuals 28, 30 and 65
Friday: Mutuals 8, 29, 48, 56 and 59
TREE MAINTENANCE: Building clearance by Waraner Bros.
in February: TWCM, 23, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34. Arborcare
– FWCM.
PEST CONTROL: Call 988-7640 for service order.
LAWN MAINTENANCE: Mow once monthly, fertilize
with urea.
FWCM LANDSCAPE REP. MEETINGS: Schedule to be announced
EXTERIOR LIGHTING: To report exterior walkway carport
lighting problems, call Mutual Operations at 988-7650.
TRASH AND RECYCLING PROBLEMS: 988-7640.
For an explanation of maintenance services,
call Tess Molina at 988-7637.
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WE CARRY
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DRAPERY & UPHOLSTERY WORKROOM ON PREMISES
• Roman Shades • Mini Blinds • Verticals & Silhouette® Window Shadings
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Shutters (Indoor & Outdoor) • Outdoor Basswood Blinds
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TREATMENTS FOR YOUR HOME”
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Painting
• Plumbing
• Electrical
Baseboards
• Dimmer Switches
Carpentry
• Faucets
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• Garbage Disposal
Grab Bars
• Smoke Detectors
Ceiling Fans
• Sliding Doors
Crown Moulding
• Drywall Repair
Deck Painting
• Weather Stripping
Flooring: Hardwood, Carpet, Vinyl, Tile
Hanging Mirrors & Pictures, etc.
Toilet Installation & Repair
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Weekly, Bi-monthly, Monthly,
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Assistance with: Moving
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Call Diane 925-260-0564
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(925) 927-6600 • 1299 Parkside Dr.
Open 10-6 Mon.-Sat. & 12-5 Sun.
If your Rossmoor
News was not
delivered on Wednesday, call 988-7800
between 8 a.m. and
noon on Thursday.
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BUSINESS SERVICES
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MUTUAL MAINTENANCE
claimed for her sultry voice,
will bring her highly acclaimed American Song Book
series show “Vintage Rose”
to the Venetian Room in the
Fairmont Hotel for a one evening performance on Feb. 20.
This Tony Award winning actress and song stylist has almost
become a household name following her success as Emmie
Thibodeaux in Tony Kushner’s
“Caroline, or Change,” her outstanding portrayal of Lorrell
Robinson in the movie “Dreamgirls” and her “Best Voice”
award as the voice of Princess
Tiana in Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog.”
This intimate evening with
Anika Noni Rose will feature
songs made famous by Blossom Dearie, Lena Horne and
other legendary artists. Call
the City Box Office now at 415392-4400 or go online to www.
bayareacabaret.org for tickets.
Tickets are $45 each. The Venetian Room of the Fairmont
Hotel is located at 950 Mason
Street in San Francisco.
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not constitute an endorsement or recommendation for
said goods or services by the
Rossmoor News. Residents
are responsible for verifying
claims, credentials, licenses
and references of any advertiser with whom they may
do business. The Rossmoor
News will not knowingly publish
advertisements unsuitable, untruthful or misrepresentative.
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
LEGAL NOTICES
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 26, 2011
L. Barajas, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000610-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: 1) Pak International 2) Ist United,
1002 Bancroft Rd., Concord, CA 94518,
Contra Costa County. Mail to P.O. Box
4704, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Abbas Pourheidari
1002 Bancroft Rd.
Concord, CA 94518
Business conducted by an Individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on 1/26/11.
s/Abbas Pourheidari
This statement was filed with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
The Rossmoor web site www.
rossmoor.com has information
for residents, including the
following:
· Office phone numbers
· Rossmoor bus schedule
· GRF Board directors
· Mutual directors
· Medical Center
· Special Events · Club
contacts · Public Safety
To get this information, click
on the “Resident Info and
Services” icon
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4753
Publish Feb. 9, 16 & 23, then March 2
2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Feb. 1, 2011
Courtney Dias, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000767-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: 1) Pacific Global Realty 2) Pacific
Global Lending, 813 Stonehaven Drive,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598, Contra Costa
County.
Inna Weiss
813 Stonehaven Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
act business under the fictitious business
name listed above.
s/Inna Weiss
This statement was fi led with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4755
Publish Feb. 16 & 23, then March 2 &
9, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 21, 2011
Myrna. Barajas, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000502-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business
as: Wix Construction, 31 Gobel Way,
Walnut Creek, CA 94597, Contra Costa
County.
Business conducted by an Individual.
The registrant commenced to trans-
Dean Wix
31 Gobel Way
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business conducted by an individual.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above.
s/Dean A. Wix
This statement was fi led with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4751
Publish Feb. 9, 16 & 23, then March 2
2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: Jan. 27, 2011
Myrna. Barajas, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0000674-00
Vitucci & Associates, Inc.
877 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business conducted by a Corporation.
The registrant commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on 1/1/11.
s/Pasquale Vitucci, CEO
This statement was fi led with Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk of Contra
Costa County, on date indicated by
file stamp.
Stephen L. Weir,
County Clerk
Legal RN 4752
Publish Feb. 9, 16 & 23, then March 2
2011.
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ROSSMOOR
INFORMATION
TELEPHONE SERVICE
Find out what’s happening
in Rossmoor and learn about
breaking news by calling an
information phone number 24
hours a day: 988-7878.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
The following are doing business as:
Vitucci & Associates, 877 Ygnacio Valley
Rd. Suite 220, Walnut Creek, CA 94597,
Contra Costa County.
BUSINESS SERVICES
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Authorized TRANE dealer as well as other major brands
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Consider carpooling to popular Gateway and Del Valle events.
PLUMBING
MIKE WILLIAMS PLUMBING
O V E R 4 0 Y E A R S S E RV I C E
• Any and all types of plumbing repair
• Tank & tankless water heaters
• Repair/Replacement of Toilets & Faucets
• Water Dispensers/Water Filters
• Drain Cleaning
• “No Job Too Small”
Lic. C36-311842
(925) 837-6766
CARPET
CLEANING
• Mini-blinds
• Upholstery
• Over 8 years in Rossmoor
• Approved by Rossmoor Mutual Operations
Insured & Bonded
Lic #854021
CARPET CLEANING
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Crown Molding Baseboards and Trim
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GENERAL CONTRACTOR
FREE ESTIMATES
925-200-8850
Mark Alexander, Owner.
Cont. Lic. 560934
INSURED AND BONDED
(925)370-6558 • (925)787-6684 cell
[email protected]
RECYCLING WASTE: Residents can now call 1-800-449-7587 to schedule the collection of waste directly from their homes. Recyclable items include aerosols, batteries (alkaline, NICAD), fluorescent lamps,
thermometers and all electronics.
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Saturdays by appt.
LANDSCAPING
925-681-1776
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Consultation for Decks, Patios,Gardens • Planting and Pruning
Installation, Conversion, Repair • Drip Irrigation • Pressure Washing
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ROSSMOOR NEWS • FEBRUARY 16, 2011
FEATURED AGENT
CHERYL BEACH
Highest Overall Satisfaction for home sellers in J.D.
Power and Associates 2010 Home Buyers/Sellers Study
1848 Tice Valley Blvd., in Tice Valley Plaza
(925) 280-4920
www.prudentialcal.com
★ ★ PRUDENTIAL NEWSBOARD ★ ★
To help you achieve the highest price for your home, make sure your home is listed on the
Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This will achieve the broadest exposure to potential buyers.
Do not consider any offers until you are sure your home is on the MLS, and avoid Realtors
that tell you to list your home on an exclusive basis with their company or recommend that
you negotiate offers before your home is on the MLS.
Think of it this way: MLS = MORE POTENTIAL BUYERS = POTENTIALLY HIGHER OFFER
For Newsboard suggestions, call Walt at (925) 323-0520.
Cheryl was raised in Santa
Cruz, along with her younger
brother, where she completed
her schooling. She later moved
to Sacramento, then San Francisco, where she worked for
IBM Corporation’s Office Products Division for 25 years, in a
sales and marketing capacity.
Cheryl accepted a temporary assignment
with IBM’s Fujisawa Development Lab in the
1980s, where she worked on an unannounced
product, while learning the ins and outs of the
Bullet Train and subway system.
After taking early retirement from IBM, Cheryl
moved to the East Bay where she started her
Real Estate career. She has lived and worked in
Rossmoor for the past seven years, where she
is considered a “Top Performer” by Prudential
California Realty.
COMING SOON
Mary Beall
Office Manager
VILLA ENCANTO IN TWO-UNIT BUILDING
Bask in the beautiful woodsy view of the hills and beyond, from this
upper unit with cathedral ceilings and wall-to-wall windows in each
room. This spacious two-bedroom, two-bath, PLUS den is one of 40
Villa Encantos having 1,802 square feet of living space. The loft above
the garage has abundant storage, and both can be accessed from the
interior. Other features include two-tone paint, new textured carpet,
new vinyl, all new stainless steel appliances and more. Offered at
........................................................................................................$569,000
FIRST-CLASS SANTA CLARA
First-class Santa Clara model, no steps, carport at the front door, and
a top-of-the-line remodel to boot! Over 1400 sq. ft, with an added
family room, extra large master bedroom with walk-in closet, and tiled
patio to enjoy the views. Too good to miss. .............................$450,000
Diane Wilson
963-2278
CURRENT LISTINGS
Cheryl Beach
324-4599
Cal Darrow
285-3256
Virginia Dempsey
708-5855
Nancy Deverel
949-9499
Maria Eberle
478-7190
WARM AND COZY SANTA CRUZ
Warm and inviting 2-bedroom plus den. Two bathrooms and full-size
laundry. Very private location with enclosed patio. Bright white kitchen
with spacious living area. Paneled doors and many other extras. Reduced
to ........................................................................................................ $259,000.
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED FILOLI AT THE WATERFORD
Located on the top floor next to the elevator and close to dining room.
Painted with designer colors. Refaced contemporary kitchen cabinets,
granite counters, new glass cook-top and hood, new stainless sink and
faucet. Underground garage parking. ............................................$499,000.
CRÈME DE LA CRÈME!
Level-in Yosemite. Chic 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath remodel has an arched entry
to its first-rate kitchen with Corian counters, custom cabinets and Italian
tile floors. Sliders from dining room lead to beautifully manicured garden
patio. Plantation shutters, coffered ceilings and rounded walls corners
throughout. Reduced! ......................................................................$233,000.
NEW LISTING
Level-in 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath Yosemite. Convenient location. Sunny living
room and adjacent to private patio, a perfect spot for morning coffee or
a little gardening. Affordably priced at .......................................... $179,000.
PRIVATE LOCATION
In this well maintained 2-bedroom, 2-bath Monterey with privacy galore.
Bright sunshine from skylights and windows galore. Shiny laminate flooring in kitchen and dining area. Only ............................................... $178,000.
UPPER SHASTA CONDO
Garage parking. Located close to Gateway Clubhouse and walking distance to Farmers Market. Large dining room, laundry room with full-size
W/D. Nice-size bedroom, extra storage in garage. New carpet, fresh paint
and staged. ......................................................................................... $189,000
PERFECT LOCATION
Walk to the Gateway from this level in 1-bedroom, 1-bath Mendocino coop. Upgraded with a washer/dryer in the unit and new carpet, this manor
is ready for a new owner. .................................................................. $129,000
ELEGANT REMODELED CASCADE
This elegant Cascade has been completely remodeled top to bottom.
Privacy of an end unit with views of the Golf Course gives this regal home
a perfect location. .............................................................................$499,000
A TOUCH OF CLASS
You’ll cherish the sophisticated feel of this 2-bedroom/2-bath Augusta
model condo. Great views from the bold living room with fireplace and
master suite with dressing room. Updated kitchen with stainless steel sub
zero refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, electric range, spacious inside
laundry room, gas heat and single garage. All this for only ......... $339,950.
OUTSTANDING GOLF COURSE VIEWS!
This spacious two bedroom/two bath, plus family room Montrose model
“On the Greens at Turnberry” is delightfully located above a stunning,
unobstructed golf course view! Affordably priced, don’t miss this one!
New price. ..........................................................................................$405,000.
NO STAIRS!
This level-in home with no stairs on a quiet cul-de-sac has 2 bedrooms,
den, 2038 sq. ft., 2- car garage, fabulous view of the Delta and open
space. Spacious and private deck is accessible from the master bedroom,
living room and family room/kitchen. Master bath has jetted tub and separate enlarged shower, dual sinks, walk-in closet and heated floors1This is
a great home for entertainment! ................................................. $1,190,000.
COMPLETELY LEVEL-IN GOLDEN GATE
Great location for this light and bright 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. No steps
at all, inside washer/dryer, updated stall shower, warm and inviting end
unit with newer interior and exterior paint, new carpet and close to Gateway Clubhouse. Look at the price now!.......................................... $155,000.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
This terrific 2/2 upper Sierra condo is perfectly situated on Cactus Court
with tree views and easy access. Affordably priced, you can’t beat this
deal! ...................................................................................................$320,000.
PENDING
CUTE LEVEL-IN GOLDEN GATE
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath, level-in Golden Gate model has fresh paint,
newer carpet, all new light fixtures. Very bright and light with open
atrium. Close to laundry. .................................................................. $160,000.
PERFECT FOR A PET!
This lower expanded Kentfield Condo has been updated and remodeled
for a new owner. Two bedrooms plus den give this unit loads of space. A
beautiful private patio has sweeping canyon views and give this condo a
perfect setting for a dog. .................................................................$294,000.
LOWEST PRICED GOLDEN GATE
Level-in, no stairs, end unit, atrium. Easy walk to Gateway Clubhouse. Great
view of mini-park from living room or second bedroom. At this price, the smart
buyer will be rewarded for some caring attention. ................................... $119,000.
PENDING
Same great company, same great agents, brand new location
Serving the needs of our Rossmoor clients for over 35 years!
Jackie Giffin
951-7021
Debi Glosli
510-706-5534
Nancy Granberg
200-3374
Lynne Keefer
330-3356
Kathryn Sabah
642-0415
Ellen Osmundson
890-4276
Jim Olson
788-2143
George Naeger
260-0723
PENDING
Rex Fraser
325-6826
Cal Goforth
787-9937
Marsha Wehrenberg
787-7625
Alex Kokes
788-7000
Kim Kokes
787-0351
Mary Beth MacLennan
324-6246
Debi Mackey
681-3324
Joanne Mendoza
510-409-7914
Cindy Maddux
285-7903
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