ROSSMOOR NEWS
Arts and Leisure .............20-27
Arts and Leisure listings ..... 38
Bridge ................................... 45
Calendar ..........................34-38
Classified .........................48-59
Channel 28 TV Guide ......... 33
Clubs ....................26-33, 38-39
Health ..............................46-47
In Memoriam ..................40-41
Maintenance ........................ 57
Movies .............................25-26
New Residents .......................11
Op/Ed Columns ................... 19
Religion ............................... 40
Residents Forum ................. 18
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Dogs may get to go for ride-alongs
Another Flea Market in the
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA VOLUME 44, NO. 14 • 50 CENTS
Public Safety coordinator says
grassroots efforts will pay off
Advance Health Care Planning
seminar will be held Wednesday
CEO tells
employees
to slow down
Hospice donation station
at corp yard will close
If Board gives
OK, then dogs
may also walk
on golf course
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Rossmoor resident Judi Amos delivers a board game to
Raul Mosqueda of Hospice at the donation station on
Rockview Drive.
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Kelley Knight likes having Bella, left, and Roxy along for a ride. If
a proposed rule is approved, he’ll be able to bring them with him
in his cart while he golfs.
Having plans in place for the future, particularly when
it comes to health care can provide peace of mind
for oneself and one’s family members. Rossmoor’s
Counseling Services will help residents get better informed
about their options in an Advance Health Care Planning
seminar set for Wednesday, June 22, in the Fireside Room
at Gateway.
Everyone has the right to give instructions about their
health care and the right to name someone else to make
health care decisions for them. The Advance Health Care
Directive form allows one or both of these things – power of
attorney designation and instructions for health care. It also
lets an individual include choices about donation of organs
and the selection of a primary physician.
The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
(POLST) is a standardized medical-order form that indicates
which types of life-sustaining treatment a seriously ill
patient wants or doesn’t want if his/her condition worsens.
The POLST form becomes a part of the patient’s medical
record and moves with the patient. It must be honored across
all settings of care.
California also offers the Five Wishes advanced directive
form. The five wishes include: who should make health care
decisions for one who can’t make them; the kind of medical
treatment one wants or doesn’t want; how comfortable one
wants to be; how one wants to be treated; and what loved
ones should be allowed to know.
The seminar’s guest speaker, Tony Chicotel, is an attorney
with California Association for Nursing Home Reform.
He will talk about whether or not it’s helpful to have more
than one form, or, if only one, which form is the best. He
will also talk about how an individual can make sure his/her
wishes are respected.
A panel discussion will follow his talk.
Breakfast, provided by Atria Valley View Lodge, will be
served at 10 a.m. The presentation begins at 10:30.
For information, call Counseling Services at 988-7750.
By Wilma Murray
Staff writer
I
t was a promising idea
– that residents would be
able to donate reusable
household goods and clothing
to a good cause (Hospice
of the East Bay) with a quick,
convenient trip up Rockview
Drive to the waste-handling/
recycling facility. But the best
intentions sometimes go awry.
As of Wednesday, June
29, there will no longer be
a Hospice of the East Bay
(HEB) donation location at
Rossmoor on Wednesdays
and Saturdays.
HEB runs six thrift
stores, which raise money
for the nonprofit organization
to benefit patients and
their families in Hospice
care. The organization is
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By Warren Salmons
GRF CEO
Traffic and driving habits
are an ongoing issue in
Rossmoor. The problem is not
generally attributable to street
design or lack of signage, but
rather to individual driver behavior,
capability and courtesy.
To minimize serious accidents
and, as important, the
many near misses and minor
accidents that often go unreported,
it is incumbent on all
drivers to take responsibility
for themselves.
To this end, I recently distributed
the following memorandum
to all Golden Rain
Foundation employees and to
contractors and their employees
who work for the Golden Rain
Foundation or the Mutuals:
“Vehicle traffic and safety
are ever-present concerns to
our residents. As a result, the
driving habits of Foundation
and contractor personnel are
scrutinized by residents. I have
witnessed and received complaints
about Foundation and
contractor vehicles being operated
above the posted speed
limits.
“It is critical that all traffic
laws are followed and the
25 mile per hour speed limit
obeyed. This is especially
true while operating FoundaBy
Alan Cunningham
Emergency Preparedness
Organization correspondent
“It’s your individual preparation
that makes the difference.
It still comes down to
individuals being prepared.”
That was the message delivered
last week by Dennis Bell,
Public Safety coordinator for
the Golden Rain Foundation,
as he spoke to more than 60
Rossmoor residents at a meeting
sponsored by the Emergency
Preparedness Organization.
“We’ve come a long way,”
Bell said, praising the hard work
that’s been done by residents to
prepare for the day when a major
disaster strikes the area. But
he stressed that there is always
more to be done.
“Emergency preparedness
is almost a misnomer, because
who is ever really ready for the
event itself?” Bell asked. “But
what these activities are for is
to deal with the aftermath.”
He noted that the Japanese
people are “the most prepared
By Cathy Tallyn
Staff writer
Some proposed changes in
Rossmoor golf course rules
concern allowing dogs to ride
in golf carts, allowing dogs to
walk on cart paths when the
course is closed, tee times, junior
golfers and alcohol.
Changes in these and other
rules will be voted upon by the
Golden Rain Foundation Board
at its Thursday, June 30, meeting
at 9 a.m. at Peacock Hall
at Gateway. The Board has already
reviewed the proposed
changes at its May meeting.
The last time golf course rules
were changed was in 1998.
Most of the seven pages of
rules, such as the guest policy,
remain the same. There
are some changes that involve
housekeeping – updating rules
and changing the wording, but
not the intent, said Mark Heptig,
director of golf. He said the
rules will be in line with those
at other golf courses.
Under the new rules, dogs
will be allowed to ride in a
player’s privately owned cart
on the courses. However, the
dog may not leave the cart.
Dogs will not be able to ride in
rental carts.
And on Mondays when the
courses aren’t open for play, 
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Individual preparedness will
count in case of a disaster
2 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
people in the world,” and their
impeccable planning even
took into account the possibility
of the island nation
someday being rocked by a
9.0 earthquake, as it was on
March 11. As a result, the nation’s
infrastructure survived.
Yet not even these sophisticated
planners could have anticipated
the massive tsunami
and nuclear meltdowns which
quickly followed.
GRF will respond
“I’m here to tell you that
the Golden Rain Foundation
is here to respond to the consequences
of a disaster. But
you need to be prepared as
individuals because neighbor
helping neighbor is what
pulls the community together,”
he said.
“Don’t forget that GRF
employees will be victims
too,” Bell said. “They could
have lost kids. Who knows?
But I have full confidence
in them. We are not here
producing widgets. We are
here to serve the community.
We’re here to help.”
When localized disasters
have occurred in Rossmoor,
Bell said, professional disaster
workers and Red Cross volunteers
have been impressed
with the commitment and
dedication of GRF employees
who worked overtime to assist
those affected. One such case
was the fire that destroyed
an entire 12-unit building on
Golden Rain Road in January
2007, killing one resident.
Volunteers from outside said
GRF employees handled the
situation so well that there
was nothing for them to do.
One of Bell’s major projects
since coming to Rossmoor has
been preparation of a disaster
plan for the Golden Rain
Foundation. A draft has been
completed, but it’s still a work
in progress.
Five to seven days
The plan, he said, “is a
structure to organize after the
disaster hits.” If a catastrophe
is confined to Rossmoor, GRF
will be well organized to provide
resources to deal with it.
But if it is a regional disaster
such as a big quake, Contra
Costa County officials now
say it may be five to seven
days before outside resources
can be sent here.
In the aftermath, GRF’s job
will be to coordinate response
activities, to triage (determining
which problems must be
dealt with first), to dispatch
resources and to request help
from the city of Walnut Creek.
Bell gave a detailed description
of the chain of command
that will come into play,
with an incident command
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Volunteer effort makes emergency drill successful
Volunteer shelter workers and volunteer “homeless” and “injured” people gathered in Tice
Valley Gym near the Jewish Community Center on June 2 to take part in the Red Cross Tice
Valley Area Disaster Drill. About 100 volunteers participated in the drill, which was eight
months in the planning. Organizers felt the drill was successful in that it gave them a good idea
of what might happen in a real disaster. These Red Cross drills are held throughout the Bay
Area to train volunteers to handle in a real disaster, such as an earthquake. Members of the
Rossmoor Emergency Preparedness Organization and several residents participated in the
drill, and planners included the Red Cross, the Jewish Community Center, Grace Presbyterian
Church, Contra Costa Health Services and the city of Walnut Creek.
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Residents who send e-mail to Golden Rain
Foundation and/or Mutual Operations departments
with Hotmail accounts will find GRF
was forced to block Hotmail accounts due to
mass junk mail and viruses that flow through
from miscellaneous and multiple e-mail addresses.
The IT Department does, however,
check spam through its server and releases legitimate
Hotmail e-mails.
The News will always respond to e-mails .
Residents who do not receive a response from
their e-mails should call the News at 988-7800.
Hotmail blocked
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center at the top of the pyramid
and the four CERT (Community
Emergency Response
Training) staging areas closely
tied in. Other elements of
the chain will deal with communications,
operations and
logistics, with various GRF
officials in charge of these
and other sections. The incident
commander will be Bell
or whoever is in charge of the
Securitas team at the time.
Shelters, if needed, will be
set up by the Red Cross, aided
by GRF employees who have
received shelter training.
Bell stressed that disaster
planners never want to be – or
even think they are – “completely
ready, because then
you will get complacent. But
I want to assure you that GRF
is ready. We are here to coordinate
with the mutuals and
get information to the city.”
However, he contended,
“everything goes out the
window” at the moment that
the ground starts shaking.
Nonetheless, a detailed plan
shortens the time it takes for
everyone to dust themselves
off, gather their wits and get
to work on the massive task of
response and recovery.
In an extended questionand-answer
session, Bell made
these points:
• Some GRF employees
are trained for light search
and rescue but they, like residents,
have been instructed
not to enter damaged buildings
lest they become victims
themselves.
• Securitas personnel
would sign on to the CB base
station after an earthquake
but would likely not say much
over the air for the first couple
of hours because their first
duties would be to inspect all
buildings in Rossmoor and
help CERT members set up
four staging areas.
• There will be a valleywide
communications drill
sometime this year, testing
all kinds of radios, but this
won’t happen until the current
problems with the CB antenna
are resolved. A shelter drill,
similar to that conducted by
the Red Cross on June 2 at the
Tice Valley Gym, is slated for
next year.
• Mutuals now are beginning
to focus on spreading the
Map Your Neighborhood program
throughout Rossmoor,
but these living-room sessions
can be scheduled without going
through the Mutuals. “I’m
willing to come talk at neighborhood
meetings,” Bell said. Rossmoor News not delivered?
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Both the 18-hole and nine-hole golf courses will be closed to
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tion and contractor vehicles, which are clearly
marked. As Foundation and contractor employees
we must obey traffic laws and set the
standard for operating vehicles safely. Unfortunately,
when one person is observed operating a
Foundation or contractor vehicle in violation of
the law, it refl ects poorly on all personnel.
“This is a serious matter and this memo serves
as a reminder that all California Vehicle Code
laws apply to vehicles being operated inside of
Rossmoor and that Foundation policy, as stated
in the Employee Handbook, requires employees
to observe all traffi c laws and regulations pertaining
to vehicle operations. If I continue to receive
complaints about the improper operation
of Foundation or contractor vehicles, my next
step will be to proactively identify those drivers
who may then be subject to corrective action.
“Most of the work we do is non-urgent. Taking
a little more time to reach your destination
will not seriously impact productivity and is important
for your safety, the safety of our community,
and to illustrate to our residents that we
lead by example.”
The intent of the memorandum was to remind
Golden Rain Foundation employees, and
contractors and their employees that we all must
observe all traffic regulations and especially
the speed limit while traveling in Rossmoor.
By this memorandum, I have called on Golden
Rain Foundation employees and contractors
and their employees to set a good example for
all other drivers in the community.
In the future, if you are driving, and if you
fi nd yourself behind a Golden Rain Foundation
vehicle or contractor vehicle driving at 25 miles
per hour, please be patient. However, if you observe
one of these vehicles violating regulations
or the speed limit, feel free to communicate
with me to let me know of the place, time, and
vehicle number/license number and I will follow
up with that employee or the contractor.
Thank you in advance for driving carefully.
My phone number is 988-7812 and my email
is wsalmons@rossmoor.com.
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Copper pipes stolen outside
the Wood Shop at Gateway
News photos by Mike DiCarlo
Two copper drainpipes
were stolen from a passageway
near the Wood
Shop at Gateway.
Two copper downspouts
were taken from Gateway
sometime between June 3
and 5. The theft was discovered
the morning of
June 6 by an officer with
Securitas, Rossmoor’s security
service provider.
This is the latest in a
rash of thefts of copper and
brass, which has probably
been sold for scrap, said
Dennis Bell, public safety
coordinator.
The missing drainpipes
were located outside of the
Wood Shop.
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eager to accept donations, but
the donations have to be saleable
goods, e.g. books, small
appliances, clothing, jewelry,
antiques – all in gently used or
new condition.
Unfortunately, not everything
that residents brought
to the Wednesday/Saturday
donation pickup station in
Rossmoor could be sold.
HEB Fund Development
Director Daniel Jordan has
offered a 30-day notice to
Rossmoor, declining to continue
running the pickup location
here.
“To date, the exercise has
been a cost generator, not a profit
center for HEB,” Jordan said.
There seemed to be a “gap
in understanding,” he said,
about what people feel is valuable
and what Hospice can actually
sell.
Some residents and/or their
family members who brought
items to the Hospice truck
brought items fit only for disposal.
Some would not take
those items away when they
were told the items were not
saleable, and some “donors”
got irate and left their packages
at the site anyway. Not
everyone was polite to the attendants.
In short, the donation station
became more of a burden to the
organization than a boon. Hospice
was left with large loads
of goods, the disposal of which
the organization then became
responsible for, bearing a cost
instead of raising the hopedfor
funds.
“Over time, things could
improve,” but HEB doesn’t
have the resources to wait it
out, Jordan said.
“I wish it had been a good
situation for them,” GRF CEO
Warren Salmons said. “It’s
lamentable, but it was an experiment
and if we hadn’t tried
it, we wouldn’t have known
more about it. Nothing ventured,
nothing gained.”
But Salmons isn’t ready to
give up on the idea. He is currently
seeking an alternative
–perhaps a larger organization
that can absorb more of a variety
of goods and has more
wherewithal for disposal of the
not-quite-up-to-standard donations.
Overall, the idea is worth
trying again. “I think it’s a
good thing for our community,”
he said.
Meanwhile, HEB wishes to
continue its relationship with
Rossmoor, Jordan said, a relationship
that has had many
pluses over the years, including
many volunteers who have
worked at HEB thrift shops.
Trucks will still come to make
pickups for residents who call,
he said.
For information about Hospice’s
pickup of large items,
call 674-9072. For information
on Hospice’s estate sale and
liquidation service, call 260-
2176.
No more
Hospice truck
station here
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Golden Rain Road manor
ransacked while owner away
Thief takes off with jewelry
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Someone pried open the
front door.
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
A Golden Rain Road resident’s house was ransacked while he
was out of town.
By Cathy Tallyn
Staff writer
A Golden Rain Road resident’s
manor was ransacked
and some of his valuables
stolen while he was in Southern
California tending to his
cancer-stricken fiancé.
“Everything was tossed,” he
said. “It’s just chaos.”
He returned on June 6 after
five weeks away to find his
front door with its deadbolt lock
pried open and most of his belongings
scattered on the floor.
Among the things missing
were his laptop computer and a
diamond-stud earring. His 105-
year-old gold cufflinks, among
the most sentimental and valuable
of his things, were also
gone. Days later, he was still
finding things missing.
The thief went through
dresser drawers, closets, bookcases,
boxes of financial papers
and a firebox with important
documents. Even his bathroom
wasn’t spared.
He said there was no stash
of cash to be found. However,
his quarters for the laundry
room were taken.
He suspects his second-story
manor in an eight-plex building
was broken into within the
last two weeks, after his 91-
year-old neighbor took ill and
stopped looking in on his
manor. The manor opposite
of his is vacant, and his closest
neighbors said they heard
nothing.
Walnut Creek police are
investigating.
8 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
pedestrians will be able to
walk their dogs on cart paths,
if the dog is on leash and if
the owner picks up after him.
The idea is to allow more
people to enjoy the beauty of
the courses, Heptig said.
Residents will also be able
to make tee times up to one
week in advance. Currently,
tee times can be reserved
one week in advance only for
weekends and holidays.
Youngsters will be considered
a junior golfer at age
8, not 10 as they are now.
However, those 8 to 13 must
have an adult with them
when they use the practice
facilities and golf courses.
Those younger than 8 will
be able to use practice facilities,
if the child has his own
equipment and is supervised
by an adult
The purpose of the
change is to promote junior
golf and to let residents enjoy
the company of younger
players, Heptig said.
And finally, there will
be a policy that alcoholic
beverages purchased at the
Creekside Grill (when it gets
a liquor license) will not be
allowed on the course.
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may change
‘Politics of Family Planning’ is topic for Democrats
Meeting will be held June 23 in Fireside Room
John Seager
John Seager, president and
CEO of Population Connection
(formerly Zero Population
Growth, or ZPG), will discuss
“The Politics of Family
Planning: What Lies Ahead
at Home and Abroad” at the
Democratic Club’s meeting on
Thursday, June 23, at 3 p.m. in
the Fireside Room at Gateway.
The world population stands
today at nearly seven billion. It
is growing by a billion every
12 to 13 years and is on track
to double in 58 years. No living
person is without an ecological
footprint, and failing to
control world population will
inevitably increase the number
of people living in poverty and
unemployment.
The United States will play
a pivotal role in addressing
population growth.
Seager will address the urgency
of increasing support for
family planning and the issues
that make this effort such a
source of controversy and political
confl ict, as shown in recent
congressional opposition
to funding for Planned Parenthood
programs.
Population Connection,
headquartered in Washington,
D.C., is the largest grassroots
organization in the United
States supporting population
growth stabilization and
works to ensure that every
woman around the world has
access to health services and
contraception.
His organization works directly
with Congress and the
White House on family planning
policy.
Seager’s presentation will
begin promptly at 3, followed
by questions from the audience
and refreshments. There is no
charge and all Rossmoor residents
are welcome.
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report prepared by committee for GRF
General meeting is Saturday in Fireside Room
Trust Agreement Review and
Revision Committee meets
Denise Ingram purchased an orchid at the Rossmoor Farmers’
Market recently. The market is held every Friday in Gateway
parking lot from 9:30 a.m. until noon. This Friday, the market
will feature vine-ripened tomatoes, cherries, strawberries,
fresh-picked flowers and local honey. The market will be in
Rossmoor through October.
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Purchase flowers and
more at Farmers’ Market
Informed Rossmoor Voices (IRV), Rossmoor’s
resident organization, in keeping with
its mission to maintain and improve the quality
of life for all residents, will present a program
“Alternative Energy at Rossmoor?” This is the
topic for the general meeting to be held Saturday,
June 18, at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Room at
Gateway. The meeting is organized by the Liaison
/Outreach committee.
Opening the program, IRV committee members
will report current activities. Members
have been attending GRF Board meetings, its
advisory committees and the Mutuals. Reports
are relayed to IRV members via the Internet.
In 2008 the GRF Board appointed residents to
an Ad Hoc Alternative Energy Committee. The
committee did considerable research, examined
Rossmoor’s energy use and suggested conservation
measures and ways to cut costs. In its 2009
report, the committee explored possible changes to
produce future savings with alternative energy.
IRV has invited Art Dreshfield, Walter
Moeller and Bob Hanson, members of the ad
hoc committee and its subcommittee , to discuss
the findings and recommendations.
Also on the program will be Mark Becker,
president of Solar Power Solutions, and Mark
Frey, owner of Lamorinda Solar, who will describe
possible public and residential solar solutions
for Rossmoor.
Residents have been urging GRF directors
to consider alternative forms of energy. Solar
power may be possible for Rossmoor’s public
venues. Some of California’s nonprofit housing
communities have already installed low-cost solar
projects.
A residents’ forum will follow with opportunities
to question the speakers. IRV urges its
members and all interested residents to attend.
A continental breakfast will be served.
For information about IRV, call Margaret
Woodside at 818-0687.
The Trust Agreement Review and Revision Committee will
meet on Friday, June 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Room at
Gateway. The meeting is open to all residents of Rossmoor.
A resident forum during the meeting will allow 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 an e-mail addressed to tarr@rossmoor.
com, or by sending/dropping off a letter to the committee
at the Board Office at the Gateway complex, 1001 Golden
Rain Road.
All proposed changes to the Trust Agreement are in draft
format until approved by the Mutuals and Golden Rain Foundation.
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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.
June 16: Fifth Mutual fi nance committee 9:30 a.m.
 Ivy Room, Dollar
June 16: Fifth Mutual board 2 p.m.
Board Room, Gateway
June 17: GRF Trust Revision Committee 9:30 a.m.
 Board Room, Gateway
June 17: Fifth Mutual annual meeting 10 a.m.
 Fireside Room, Gateway
June 20: Fourth Mutual board 1:30 p.m.
 Board Room, Gateway
June 21: Third Mutual annual meeting 9 a.m.
 Las Trampas Room, Hillside
June 23: Second Mutual board 9 a.m.
Peacock Hall, Gateway
June 24: Third Mutual building committee 10 a.m.
 Board Room, Gateway
June 24: First Mutual board 1 p.m.
Delta Room, Del Valle
June 27: Mutual 68 board 1 p.m.
 Board Room, Gateway
June 28: GRF Finance Committee 1:30 p.m.
 Board Room, Gateway
June 28: Mutual 61 board 3 p.m.
Vista Room, Hillside
June 30: GRF Board meeting 9 a.m.
Peacock Hall, Gateway
GOLDEN RAIN FOUNDATION AND MUTUALS
ROSSMOOR MEETINGS Counseling Services social worker and
Securitas manager speak to Activities Council
AARP Driver Safety, refresher classes resume
The Rossmoor Activities Council will meet
on Tuesday, June 21, in the Fireside Room of
Gateway Clubhouse. Coffee and doughnut holes
will be available at 9 a.m. with the meeting at
9:30.
This month’s speakers will be Naomi Harwin,
licensed clinical social worker at Rossmoor
Counseling Services, and Pete McCabe, Securitas
manager. They will talk about how to be prepared
in case of an emergency, including how to
allow loved ones access to a manor.
There is an opportunity for three clubs to
have three minutes each to speak on any matter
of concern to their club.
Activities Council meetings are open to all
residents and attendance is a good way to meet
Rossmoor leaders and keep up on the following
month’s activities.
The council will take a summer break and
will begin regular meetings in September.
The AARP Driver Safety Program classes
are offered in Rossmoor to help residents refresh
their skills as well as to help them learn
the 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 fi nd 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 Friday, July 22 and July 29, from 12:30 to
4:30 p.m.
The refresher class is offered to residents
who have taken the eight-hour class within the
last four years.
The next refresher courses will be offered
Friday, June 24, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. and
Tuesday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Classes are taught in Multipurpose Room
3 at Gateway. The cost of the class is $12 for
AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.
Payments must be made by checks only. All
students are required to bring their drivers license
to the class.
Residents must sign up in person at the Excursion
Desk in the Recreation Department at
Gateway. Members of AARP must bring proof
of membership when signing up.
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Shredding company will provide on-site
shredding service at Gateway parking lot
Fifth Mutual will hold membership meeting
Rossmoor bus takes residents
to Sunvalley and Crossroads
Shred Works, a AAA-certified shredding
company that provides on-site mobile shredding
services, will host a shred day on Saturday,
July 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway
parking lot.
The cost is $5 (cash only) per box or 90
pounds.
Help will be available for residents to unload
boxes from their vehicles.
Documents that should be shredded include:
bank statements, budgets, canceled checks, client
lists, contact lists, correspondence, fi nancial statements,
legal documents and medical records. (For
a complete list, go to www.shredworks.com.)
Only paper material will be accepted. Documents
with staples or paperclips are ok.
On-site mobile shredding is a highly secure
shredding process. Its certifi ed drivers pick up
confi dential materials and bring them directly
to the shredding truck.
The hydraulic lift on the truck then raises the
container to the shredder and all confidential
information is shredded in minutes.
As an added security feature, all high-tech
shredding trucks are equipped with a camera
and video monitor system. This allows both
driver and customer the opportunity to verify
that all confidential information has indeed
been shredded.
After the driver brings the truck with shredded
materials back to the plant, everything is
shredded a second time as part of Shred Work’s
double shredding process. The shredded materials
are then baled and shipped to a paper mill
for recycling.
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The Fifth Walnut Creek
Mutual membership meeting
will be held on Friday,
June 17, at 10 a.m. in the
Fireside Room at Gateway.
Officers, committee chairs
and staff will give reports
and the three elected members
of the board will be
seated. Members will be invited
to ask questions and
comment on this year’s activities.
An organizational meeting
of the new board to elect
officers will be held immediately
following adjournment
of the annual meeting.
The members are encouraged
to stay and attend the
organizational meeting as
well as the annual meeting.
Both meetings will be held
in the Fireside Room.
NEW RESIDENTS
KATHY DANNER moved to Ptarmigan Drive in May.
She is from Miami Beach and has lived in Colorado,
Georgia, Michigan, California and Pennsylvania. She attended
University of Northern Colorado and currently
works for Aon Insurance Services in sales. Her hobbies and
special interests include golf, hiking, cooking, gardening,
wine tasting, travel, the beach and dancing.
INNES BERGMAN moved to Terra Granada in May.
She was born in the Netherlands and has also lived in
Hawaii.She is a former bank teller for Wells Fargo. She enjoys
hiking, swimming and sleeping, and she is a member
of the Alpine Club.
Take the Rossmoor bus to Crossroads or Sunvalley shopping
centers on Friday, June 17. There is limited seating and it
is first-come, first served.
Sunvalley has Sears, Macy’s, JC Penney and Victoria’s Secret.
Crossroads has Marshall’s, Kohl’s, the Dollar Tree and
much more.
The Bus Transportation Department will need each resident’s
name, entry, street and phone number to schedule a trip
to and from the shopping center of choice.
Arrival and departure times are 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:45
to 3:45 p.m. Rides are scheduled to and from the resident’s
entry.
Call Gretchen Hansen at 988-7670 on Thursday, June 16,
(the day before from 8 a.m. to noon.
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Les Greenspan has cleaned out his closets and is now ready
to sell a lot of his unwanted items (one man’s junk is another
man’s treasure) at the Rossmoor Flea Market part 2 on Saturday,
June 25, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Gateway. The Flea Market
proved to be so popular this past spring, that the Recreation
Department added a summer market with a lot of new vendors.
Greenspan will be selling golf clubs, luggage and miscellaneous
household items.
Getting ready for Flea Market
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
Two-year bar codes will now cost $20
The cost of two-year bar
codes for residents and their
guests increased from $10 to
$20 as of Jan. 1, 2011. The increase
was approved last September
by the GRF Board as
part of the 2011 budget.
Bar codes can be obtained
at the Securitas offi ce located
at Creekside. Bar code office
hours are Tuesday through
Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon and
1 to 3:30 p.m. For information
about bar codes, call 988-
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Lions Club holds successful White Cane Days in Rossmoor
Rossmoor residents gave
generously to the Rossmoor
Lions Club White Cane Days
fundraiser, for the benefit of
the blind and sight-impaired,
held May 12 and 13.
This fundraiser was named
White Cane Days to signify
support for the blind. The club
held it, first White Cane Days
shortly after its founding in
1966. Over the years, the Lions’
volunteer efforts have always
been met with a warm
response and generous support
from fellow residents and local
businesses.
All of the donations, whether
given at collection stations
or sent in by mail, will be
used entirely for the support of
sight-related programs and organizations
in the Bay Area, as
well as the Sight First Program
of the Lions Club International
Foundation. This group seeks
to eliminate preventable and
reversible blindness throughout
the world.
Donations are always accepted
for Lions sight programs.
Donations can be sent
to Dorothy Henson at 1147
Running Springs Road No. 2.
In advance of White Cane
Days, the club made a community-wide
appeal for mailin
donations. The following
Rossmoor residents gave
donations via the mail. The
Rossmoor Lions Club thanks
all residents, businesses and
friends who gave to White
Cane Days 2011.
First week donors
Elizabeth C. Adams
Shirley S. Allen
Jim and Helen Atkins
Dolores Banfield
Juanita Banis
Hassan and Barbara
El-Baroudi
Joyce Bernstein
Lola M. Blomquist
Pat and Stuart Blumberg
Joseph Boonid
Gloria and Emamuel
Bruccoleri
Cecile Burfeind
Caryl M. Button
Walter and Beatrice Chan
Robert R. Cluff
Lore Cuttle
Vivian Dable
Iris Darroch
Louise Dibble and
Tom Lohmann
Dorlene Dockus
Carol M. Doyle
Kathryn Eaton
Dick and Parky Ecker
C. Edmonson
Bob and Terry Eisner
Leo and Charlotte Feltz
Helen Field
Dorie Gallinatti
Rita Goldman
Alice Gregori
Helen Gossett
Marilyn and Nick Gross
Virginia S. Hallin
Yvonne M. Halloran
Donald M. Johnson
Eleanor Kalltzi
Marlan Kass
Ralph and Gwen Kelley
Tom Kemp and Betty Hinz
William Kleeman
Hans and Marti
(Lion) Koehler
Peter N. Kujachich
Melba Lahti
Ed and Phyllis Leech
Stella Hiu. and Myron Leon
Dottie Lien
Marjorie and Ralph Lubeck
Tom and Diane Mader
Lucille Madsen
Joyce Marino
Connie Marks
Lynn C. Martin
Barbara A. Millin
Flo Myer
In memory of Lloyd E. Myers
Elsie Napoli
Pat Nargang
John H. Netley
Raidetle Newman
Genevieve S. Nygaard
Earl R. and Bev Orum
Dian Overly
Dan Owens
Mrs. Halleck Perkins
Les Peterson
Gene and Joanne Raymond
Ruth Remoy
Lousie Roemer
Alice Ropchan
Sam Rose
Leonard and Doreen Saunders
Ted Sawyer
Helga Schick
Angie Schneider
Lois Shaffer
Virginia Silva
David Simmons Jr.
David Slater
Esk Sloan
Don and Terry Sonrells
Jane Spector
Joyce Starr
Shel and Nancy Steckel
Nathan Stone
The Strands
Lu Ho Tung
Dolores Turner
Frank and Ming Wang
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ward
Diana Wearne
Sandy and Dane Weber
Mary R. Weldy
Jeanne M. Wilcox
Mrs. Francis A. Wiley
Mary B. Wiley
Ginny Williams
Malcolm and Loretta
Wimpress
Dianne C. Woods
Second week donors
Betty L Asch
Dick and Barbara Bain
Katherine Clark
Betty Dawes
Charlotte Deems
Eveline and Joel Eisen
Larry Fielder
Ruth Flaherly
Charles Froom
Janet Gillett
Sara D. Golson
Virginia Gould
Mary Hannah
Helen Hiebert
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Virginia Holmes
Carrie and Shing-Yi Huang
Mildred L. Jones
Lillian Katzburg
Nancy H Kenfield
Betty Kerley
Pat Kriletich
Barbara A. Lealty
Ellen and Timothy
James McCluntick
Marjorie McVey
Hal and May Neeland
E. Neudek
Suz and Bob Oliver
Ron OndreJka
Mary Lou Pelton
Lucile Piper
Robert and Fern Poteet
Barbara Pratt
Reva Rothenberg
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Mrs. Henry S. Smith
Richard and Ann Spry
Eileen Sheffrin
Mary J. Stanley
Joyce D. Towner
Mary Ventura
Maggie Weisenberger
John and Lillian Whalen
Ruben Willcoxon
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I had two lady clients come in this
morning that commented on my “Mr.
Green Smoothie Man” ad that was in
last Wednesday’s Rossmoor newspaper. Kathryn asked me
about the taste and ingredients, so I said to her, “Would
you like to see the smoothie?” To my surprise she
replied, “Yes, I would.” So we headed into the shop’s
kitchen and I pulled a shaker-full out of the “fridge.”
She wanted me to explain how I made it and commented on how
healthy it looked and smelled. She then said something that really
struck my funny bone, “Why don’t you offer a green smoothie
with every oil change? You know, like a package deal.”
After I stopped laughing, I got to thinking about it. Maybe it’s not
such a bad idea. Or maybe, I could give Saturday classes twice a month,
at the shop, on how to make this nutrient-dense green drink. And, as an
added bonus, we’ll check your vehicle’s water, oil and tire pressure. Come to
think of it… this might fi t nicely in California’s “Green Program” mission.
So if you’re interested in a demo on this organic green excelsior drink, let me
know. And of course, I’m always here to give tender loving care to your car.
Your “Green” mechanic, Dave
About two months ago, Carol Mann of Terra California Drive
discovered a great-horned owl was looking down at her from
a maple tree in from of her home. She has reported seeing
him in plain sight almost daily. How did the owl fi nd a home in
Rossmoor? Great horned owls have adapted to many different
places and climates. They occur in habitats from dense forests,
deserts and plains to city parks. The owl’s activity generally begins
at dusk, but in some regions, they may be seen in late afternoon
or early morning.
An owl hangs out on
Terra California Drive
News photo by Mike DiCarlo
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LAST MONTH AND YEAR-TO-DATE
SECURITAS INCIDENT REPORT
Each month Securitas provides a summary of incidents, activities and events that Securitas/Public
Safety has responded to the previous month. The chart lists May incidents that
have been reported and responded to by the Securitas staff. 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 .................................................. May 1 to 31 ........................ Year to date
Auto accident – no injury ...........................................4 ................................ 29
Auto accident – injury ................................................0 ................................. 2
Medical evaluation and transport to local hospital ... 102 ..............................514
Accident other ............................................................5 ................................ 19
Fire .............................................................................0 ................................. 5
Responses to ill/fall calls – no medical transport ..... 106 ............................. 531
Walnut Creek Police call ............................................0 ................................ 10
Theft .......................................................................... 16 ............................... 58
Welfare checks ..........................................................37 .............................. 200
Parking ...................................................................... 16 .............................. 108
Plumbing/electrical/sprinklers ...................................62 .............................. 282
Lockouts .................................................................... 14 ............................... 74
Suspicious activity .....................................................50 .............................. 153
Alarm .........................................................................8 ................................ 45
Civil ...........................................................................23 ............................... 70
Miscellaneous ........................................................... 149 ............................. 796
Stairtrac service .........................................................35 ...............................174
Death ..........................................................................0 ................................ 15
Incident reports .................................................... 627 ........................... 3,085
*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.
SECURITY REPORTS
F ROM SE C U R I TAS
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.
With the storms of June
3 and 4, Securitas received
numerous calls about leaks
and clogged drains, which
were handled by Mutual Operations
staff. Other reports
included:
Friday, June 3
Theft: A Terra California
Drive, Entry 3, resident reported
the theft of her walker,
which had been left in the
carport.
Miscellaneous: A GPS
and an iPad left in front of the
Creekside Grill at Creekside
were turned into the Securitas
office. The items were
returned to the owner.
Saturday, June 4
Theft: A Canyonwood
Court resident reported she
had left her golf cart with
a neighbor to repair and it
hasn’t been returned.
Monday, June 6
Miscellaneous: Two copper
downspouts were stolen
from Gateway. (See the related
article.)
Theft: A Golden Rain
Road resident’s manor was
broken into and some valuables
were taken. (See the
related article.)
Wednesday, June 8
The golf course staff reported
that two dogs were
running lose on the nine-hole
course. One dog eventually
ran home and the other dog
was caught and taken to his
owner on Rockledge Lane.
News has early deadline
Computers
available
to low-income
residents
The News will have an early
deadline for the July 6 issue
due to the Fourth of July holiday.
All articles for July 6 are
due no later than Wednesday,
June 29, at 4 p.m. All classified
and display ads, letters to the
Residents Forum and obituaries
are due no later than Thursday,
June 30, at 10 a.m.
The News will be closed on
Monday, July 4. For informaReconditioned
computers
are available free to low-income
Rossmoor residents who are familiar
with computer use and/
or will attend computer classes,
available through the Rossmoor
Computer Club (280-3984).
Computers will be installed
at no charge. Internet access is
required.
Contact Rossmoor Counseling
Services at 988-7753.
tion about the early deadline,
call the News at 988-7800.
16 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
Projects are sought for Walnut Creek’s
Community Service Day program
Creekside Grill to hold
Father’s Day lunch, dinner
Third Mutual changes
date for annual meeting
Creekside Grill will have a Father’s Day lunch and dinner
on Sunday, June 19. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m.
The lunch menu will include a grilled lamb sirloin burger,
prime rib, gnocchi, grilled salmon and a few more offerings
for $19.95 per person. Included in lunch will be a summer
salad or fresh fruit cup and a peach/blueberry cobbler.
The dinner menu will include grilled New York steak,
prime rib, lamb shank, gnocchi, salmon, braised brisket or
halibut for $27.95 per person. The dinner items will be served
with a summer salad and a peach/blueberry cobbler.
Reservations are advised by calling 949-8658. Residents
can also stop by the restaurant to make reservations.
Community nonprofits,
schools and government agencies
are encouraged to submit
a volunteer project for Walnut
Creek’s first Community Service
Day, to be held Saturday,
Oct. 1.
The deadline to submit a
project for consideration is Friday,
July 1. Projects must be
located in Walnut Creek.
Community Service Day is
a highlight of Walnut Creek’s
2011 Year of the Volunteer effort.
The goal of the Year of
the Volunteer is to celebrate
existing volunteers and motivate
others to get involved.
Holding a Community Service
Day is a way of matching
valuable volunteer power with
worthwhile community causes.
The day will start at Heather
Farm Park with a pancake
breakfast, hosted by the Walnut
Creek Lions clubs. Then,
hundreds of volunteers will
fan out across the city to help
on a variety of projects.
People will be able to sign
up in advance for a project, or
register that day for projects
that have space available.
Projects must be appropriate
for a range of ages and
abilities. For additional project
guidelines and a project submittal
form, visit www.walnut-creek.org/service,
or call
Gayle Vassar, communications
and outreach manager, at 943-
5895.
The Third Walnut Creek annual meeting previously scheduled
for Tuesday, June 21, has been changed to Thursday, July 14. The
meeting will take place in the Las Trampas Room at Hillside
Clubhouse beginning at 9 a.m.
Notice of the annual meeting has been mailed to the Third
Mutual membership.
The new directors will be introduced and an update on the
status of the Mutual will be presented.
All residents of Third Walnut Creek Mutual are invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served. The officers for 2011-2012
will be elected following the general meeting.
For information, contact the Board Office at 988-7718.
How to Place Classified Ads: You can place classified ads in the News
office, mail them to P.O. Box 2190, Walnut Creek, CA or email them to
newsdesk@rossmoor.com. The ad deadline is Friday at 10 a.m. for each
Wednesday edition. Deadline changes due to holidays will be printed in
the News. Call 988-7800 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays for further
information. Classified ads must have payment in advance.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 17
40 YEARS AGO
THIS WEEK
A Property Tax Concern
By John Nutley, Rossmoor historian
The June 9, 1971 issue of the News contained
a long report by John A. Jerman on the increase
in the monthly coupon due to an increase in property
taxes. The action of Contra Costa County Assessor’s
Office in reevaluating Rossmoor property
and manors was the basic cause for the increase
in taxes. However, the Golden Rain Board was in
consultation to see if adjustments could be made.
Residents were urged to write the assessor of their
concerns.
John Robinson, director of Community Relations,
reported that there was active support for tax
relief for cooperative housing units through SB569
sponsored by Petrius and Nejedly. They received
support from Joe Gonsalves of the Assembly Committee
on Revenue and Taxation. The bill meant
that cooperatives would be treated as are private
housing units.
The Walnut Creek City Council placed itself
firmly and unanimously behind keeping the entire
Dollar Ranch annexation (Rossmoor) as a selfcontained
adult community exclusively. The motion
was made by Councilman Robert Schroeder
and was passed as an official policy of the city of
Walnut Creek. As reported in previous columns, the
developer wanted to build single-family homes on
Rossmoor’s east side and not have an age limit.
 In a separate public hearing, the Planning Commission
discussed the rezoning of a 50-acre parcel
of land adjacent to the Rossmoor Shopping Center.
This was an alteration of the previous request of the
Hallcraft Homes. The request would go to the City
Council. The Golden Rain Foundation did not oppose
the request.
There was a hearing in Superior Court involving
the Golden Rain Foundation, the Rossmoor Corporation,
Terra California (the developer), Ross Cortese
(the former developer), and United California Bank.
This action involved a number of suits concerning
property, financial obligations and corporate actions.
More details will be in the next column.
Community news
A new sound system was installed in the west
room at Hillside Clubhouse. The new speakers installed
by Jim Hilton were donated by the Ballroom
Dance Club. They would increase the volume and
range for the dance music in the room.
The Terrace Tea Room on Newell was operated
by volunteers from Rossmoor for the benefit of the
Mount Diablo Therapy Center. For 10 years, women
served luncheon six days a week to an average attendance
of 101 guests. The profits from the tea room
went to the center. Last year, $25,000 was donated
by the hard-working women.
The Ceramic Arts Club was “all fired up.”
Fifty members of the club met at Brenan Island
to spend the day in Indian firing and sand
casting ceramic pots and bowls. The firing was
successful and the members return with their
prizes.
Two Rossmoor residents were caught in a ship
fire on May 22 while on a two-week Alaskan cruise.
Fred and Ginny Drury were awakened at 3 a.m. as
the ship approached Vancouver. The Drurys were
forced over the railing to a waiting lifeboat. They
were transferred to the Alaska ferry, which returned
to Vancouver with them and the other passengers.
The Drurys were deposited safely on the dock uninjured.
RITS: The Rossmoor Information Telephone
Service (RITS) line, offered by
Channel 28 on a daily basis, 24 hours a
day, offers info on upcoming Recreation
Department events; GRF Board meetins
and other activities; emergencies or
changes in programs; as well as what's on
Channel 28. The service is updated twice
a week. Call the RITS line at 988-7878.
Rossmoor
Fund helps
residents
in need
By Fritzie Davis Noble
Rossmoor Fund correspondent
Residents who are having
financial problems can apply
for a grant from the Rossmoor
Fund. Grants typically cover
expenses such as:
• Medical bills
• Medications
• Essential Dental care
• Temporary home health
 care
• Medical equipment
• Oxygen
• Ambulance service
• Eyeglasses
• Essential heat or food
Grants are limited to individuals
whose annual income
is less than $21,660 or to twoperson
households with combined
incomes under $29,140.
Other assets are also taken
into account in determining
eligibility.
Requests for grants should
be made either by calling the
Rossmoor Fund directly at
567-3863 (leave a message for
a return call by a board member),
or through the Rossmoor
Counseling Services at 988-
7750. Applications are confidential.
Organizations can apply
Organizations wishing to
apply for a grant to provide
services or educational programs
to benefit Rossmoor
residents should call 567-
3873 to discuss the program
proposal with a director.
For information, go to the
following website: RossmoorFund.com.
Grant guidelines
are posted on this website.
The Rossmoor Fund is a
nonprofit public-benefit corporation
qualified to receive
tax-deductible gifts and has
no affiliation with Golden
Rain Foundation.
18 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
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The Rossmoor News accepts letters for publication
in complete or abridged form at the discretion of the
managing editor and in accordance with common editorial
policies. Headings of letters are written by the
managing editor.
• Letters must be signed or e-mailed to
news@rossmoor.com
• Letters must be accompanied by full name, address
and phone number for verification.
• Letters must be germane to the activities and affairs
of Rossmoor.
• Letters should be about 250 words or less.
• Open letters addressed to anyone other than the
editor will not be published.
• Letters’ content cannot include phone numbers, full
addresses, e-mail addresses or website addresses.
• Letters are edited for clarity at the discretion of the
editor.
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location will not be printed.
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reply. If you have not received a confirmation,
please contact the News by phone or in person to
verify your submission.
To contact
the GRF Board
 Residents who would like to contact the GRF
Board can do so in the following ways:
• E-mail:grb@rossmoor.com
• Mail: GRF Board, P.O. Box 2070,
 Walnut Creek, CA 94595
• Message phone: 988-7710
• Drop-off: Board Office at Gateway
DON’T TAKE AWAY
THE POST OFFICE
The rumors are true. On July 30, the Dollar
Ranch postal annex (not the Postal Store) will close
permanently and moved to the main post office on
North Broadway. This closure is due to cutbacks.
This is terrible news for Rossmoor residents. We
go to the Dollar Ranch postal annex to pick up mail
that has been held for us while we are on vacation.
Once the annex has closed, we will have to drive to
the main post office.
If we are not home when our letter carrier attempts
delivery of certified or registered letters, an
insured package or Express Mail, we will have to
wait until the next business day for the item that
needs a signature to be brought back to the Postal
Store, in the Rossmoor Shopping Center, for our
pick up. The problem with this is that if it is not at
the Postal Store when we go to pick up the item, it
will be at the main post office, and we will have to
drive downtown.
Many of us do not drive; however, access to the
main post office will be a major inconvenience to
all of us. There is limited parking at the main post
office. During busy times, for long periods of time,
cars are lined up on the street waiting to get into the
parking lot.
Let’s all stop the closure of the Dollar Ranch
postal annex. We need to contact our elected offi-
cials, immediately, and let them know that the post
office needs to keep the Dollar Ranch postal annex
open. This is one service that the U.S. Postal Service
does not need to take away from us!
Danny Boyle
Ptarmigan Drive
gave less than 35 days’ notice and was not delivered
as required. TWCM’s paid attorney said that
another day was acceptable without a vote by the
members, so July 14 was chosen.
Is the new meeting day legal? I say “no.” There is
no provision in our bylaws to permit another meeting
day, whatever the reason may be. Furthermore,
TWCM and its attorney have been given no authority
whatsoever to change even a comma of the bylaws,
otherwise they can change the bylaws to state
whatever they wish.
Therefore, members must vote for any change to
bylaws.
The attorney’s written approval and justification,
including the authority claimed, should be published
in the Rossmoor News no later than June 29,
2011.
Christian Kjaer-Olsen
Rossmoor Parkway
Editor’s note: The News called Third Mutual
President Rosemary Furlong regarding this matter
and she sent the following: “Third Walnut Creek
Mutual general counsel states: Corporation Code
Section 7510(c) gives the Mutual a 60-day grace
period after the date designated by the bylaws for
the annual meeting, during which the meeting can
be held with no legal repercussions. Since the new
day for the annual meeting is within this 60-day
grace period, the board may proceed with the meeting
on the new date.”
RETURN THE MUG
Will the person who took the black Starbucks
coffee mug from the Pro Shop lost and found,
please return it. For $20 you can get your own and
live with a clear conscience. Thank you.
Ray Beltran
Rockledge Lane
IS THIRD MUTUAL YEARLY
MEETING LEGAL?
Will the new Third Mutual yearly meeting be
legal? The bylaws require that the yearly meeting
shall be held on the second Tuesday of June, or the
next business day if a holiday, and notice about the
meeting shall be sent by first-class mail or delivered
and shall be delivered within 35 to 49 days prior to
the meeting. The bylaws permit no change to any of
these requirements.
The president, the directors and/or the secretary
made a mistake. Shouldn’t they be aware of the bylaw
requirements for the yearly meeting? Nevertheless,
Rossmoor News had on May 25 printed a
notice stating that the required meeting would be
held on June 21. That date was cancelled because
TWCM was told that June 21 was one week late and
WASTEFUL LANDSCAPING
PRACTICES
How much do wasteful landscaping practices
add to our coupon?
Our trees, plants and flowers are one of the great
delights of Rossmoor. Wonderful landscaping need
not be wasteful landscaping. Recently (as on many
days), a gardener went along our entry with a loud,
wasteful, dirt-emitting blower blowing each and
every leaf into piles for collection.
This is a case where common sense is called
for. It is not necessary to blow every leaf from
the street nor is it necessary to blow every leaf
from the planted area. I suspect that if the gardener
blew (or heaven forbid raked) most leaves,
the work could be completed in about a quarter of
the time for a savings of money and a reduction in
pollution. How much do these wasteful practices
add to our coupon?
Stanley Maleski
Terra Granada Drive
TOO MUCH NOISE
Three-and-a-half years ago, my partner and I
moved here to Rossmoor, attracted by its treed serenity
and hilled vistas. We had lived in the Berkeley
hills with its narrow streets full of parked cars
on both sides, late-night traffic and smog dissuading
us from long walks, and constant noise of building,
tearing down, tree cutting and trucks shortcutting
from north to south and vice versa along Grizzly
Peak Boulevard.
Now, however, I can find only a difference of
decibels between there and here. In the dead of
night, one can often hear autos racing on our roads
(successful thieves?), jackhammers and blowers,
empty dumpsters being filled with lumber, rocks
and asphalt chunks. Trees absorb some auto exhaust,
but not that from Rossmoor buses and trucks.
Can some method be devised to warn neighbors of
extended work like repaving an entryway so that
loud noise does not reverberate through the amphitheaters
of our beautiful hills and valleys?
Ernie Karsten
Terra Granada Drive
KEEP CATHY INDEFINITELY
I have been exercising with Cathy Steen on Channel
28 since coming to Rossmoor five years ago. I
hope she remains on Channel 28 indefinitely.
I’m 80 years old, very athletic and after exercising
with Cathy I’m ready for my 2- l/2 mile hike in
Briones Park. What a great beginning for my day!
Thanks.
Joan Visser
Pine Knoll Drive
TURN OFF THE
LIGHTS, PLEASE!
I just read the Rossmoor News article about energy
savings, particularly lighting upgrades. Even the
most efficient light bulbs still use electricity. The
only truly efficient bulb is one that is not turned on.
Apparently staff and residents are not aware of the
CEO’s directive about energy conservation, as I find
lights being left on everywhere I go in Rossmoor.
I very frequently find all the lights burning in
empty large public rooms in Del Valle (Sierra and
Delta rooms) and at Hillside (Diablo Room). Thousands
of watts and hundreds of our coupon dollars
are being wasted daily by not simply turning off
the lights. Why are the motion detectors mentioned
in the energy savings article not installed in these
rooms?
Please help the planet and reduce coupon increases
by turning off lights whenever a room in
not in use. If it’s not in use, turn it off!
Paul Portch
Golden Rain Road
IT’S TIME TO TAKE A STAND
AGAINST THIEVES
It’s time that all honest Rossmoor residents take
a stand against the thieves who are robbing us of
many things in our community. Oh well, it’s just
small stuff – a couple of toilet fixtures here, a brass
drain pipe there; a microwave here, a few light
bulbs from the Redwood Room there; a phone from
a car here, a bunch of items from a storage cabinet
there. What does such stuff matter anyway–it didn’t
happen to me!
“That which diminishes the least amongst us,
diminishes me.” Those who steal from Rossmoor,
steal from me.
Someone knows who is stealing. One person
could not succeed in doing all of it, so somebody
has to know. What is most likely to open their lips,
to entice them to speak to GRF staff with some evidence?
A cash reward.
Please, I am asking the CEO, the presidents
of GRF, the Residents Association, the different
Mutuals, the different clubs to start action now
to make a $5,000 or $10,000 reward to anyone
coming forth with evidence of who is responsible.
Money talks. A single resident can’t do much. My
$50 doesn’t look very big next to the value of several
pounds of brass. So, I’m asking each resident
to make some contact with the powers they know
to urge action now. Talk up the reward. One arrest
or two will show we mean to protect our community
and cause the thieves to go elsewhere. We
must take a stand.
Barbara McCauley
Skycrest Drive
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 19
COLUMNS & OPINIONS
PROGRESSIVE VIEW
By Duke Robinson
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
Transgender Persons
On June 6, as I was putting
the finishing touches on this
column, the Contra Costa
Times front page headline reported
turmoil in the Walnut Creek Presbyterian
Church. The pastor and
many members are upset, because
the denomination will no longer bar lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender persons (LGBT) persons from
holding office in its churches. This upset illustrates
the prejudice against these sexual minorities that I
address here.
Whether or not social conservatives know anything
about interpreting the Bible responsibly, they judge
non-heterosexuals to be perverts. They affirm the
Bible’s declaration that God created humans heterosexuals
so the genders will turn each other on sexually,
copulate and perpetuate God’s special species.
Rossmoor-age conservatives in particular make this
judgment. And the fact that the overwhelming majority
of biblical scholars declare this dark view of
LGBT people as unfounded, biased and dated doesn’t
seem to bother them one bit.
Conservatives have long claimed to know why
people become perverts. Some say it’s due to inept
parents – the father was absent and the mother too
doting. Damaged mentally or emotionally, they need
psychiatric treatment. The American Psychiatry Association
(APA) long labeled homosexuality a mental
disorder. When forced to take a serious look at its position
in the 1980s, the APA reversed itself. It claimed
its analysis had been woefully incorrect and admitted
not only that it did not have a cure for homosexuality
but also that homosexuals don’t need to be cured. As
far as I know, few conservatives have caught up.
Some contend people choose same-sex behavior to
express resentment toward their parents, society and
God, to slap them in the face, so to speak. So sexual
minorities not only are unnatural and sick but also
sinful (to use the biblical term). And by not participating
in God’s procreative plan, they offend, disappoint
and incur the wrath of God.
Some American conservatives hate LGBT people.
They may not try to exterminate them as Hitler
did, or hang them, an idea the backward Ugandan
government is currently entertaining, but they make
their distain known. And they cannot deny that their
smug, self-righteous judgment helps the worst bigots
to justify their bullying, beating and, yes, killing of
LGBT persons.
At the least, conservatives today believe non-heterosexuals
are shameful and do not deserve the same
rights (marriage, for example) as good people, that is,
as heterosexuals. And they say good people may pity
these poor folk, but they should not approve of their
behavior, befriend them or treat them as equals.
Progressives have a different take on LGBT people.
We believe a lot has been learned about sexuality
lately. We accept research that shows people are born
with their sexual orientations; they don’t choose them.
We take seriously the fact that scientists have verified
same-sex behavior in hundreds of other species – it
obviously is not a uniquely human perversion, or sin.
We also prefer to trust biblical scholars who don’t manipulate
a handful of isolated Bible verses to condemn
non-heterosexuals, or uncritically adopt cruel Middle
Eastern tribal customs from 3,000 years ago.
We accept psychology’s explanations for homophobia.
Because same-sex behavior is unnatural to heterosexuals,
they tend to find it repulsive. It’s a core insight
of psychology that what is foreign to us, what in
ourselves we hate or that makes us uneasy, we despise
in others – and we all know that the thought of sexual
practices of any kind makes almost everyone uneasy.
So LGBT persons get hit both ways. Heterosexuals,
uncomfortable with their own sexuality, put them
down. Then, because their sexuality is socially unacceptable
it can make them despise themselves. Progressives
don’t think it’s an accident that, irony of ironies,
several conservative Republicans in Washington
who fought fanatically for anti-gay legislation have
been found to be homosexuals.
Hypocrisy runs rampant among heterosexual conservatives.
They insist government stay out of their
sex lives but want it to control LGBT persons. They
take pride in their moral standards while supporting
the military’s late policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell” that
required non-heterosexual soldiers to lie about their
very identity. They condemn homosexuals who have
multiple partners, even as they oppose their right to
the stabilizing social status of marriage.
We progressives first see the ill treatment of LGBT
persons as a social justice issue. Our society has
deprived these Americans of their civil and human
rights. A sense of fair play tells us this is immoral and
ought to stop.
Second, we see homophobia partly due to ignorance.
Most conservative heterosexuals don’t know
non-heterosexuals as subjects, or persons, so they find
it relatively easy to demean them as objects, as sexual
deviants. We need consciousness-raising to counter
such ignorance.
Third, we progressives say: Live and let live. Another
irony: Isn’t this a popular mantra of conservatives?
They say they highly prize the American value of liberty
and justice for all. We say: Let justice cover the
land as the waters cover the sea … Let freedom ring.
I want for a moment to pick on other than conservatives.
Most of us heterosexual progressives would like
our LGBT friends to live with dignity, but we do little
to counter the bigotry they endure. When non-thinking
conservative friends make jokes or snide remarks
about them, most of the time we don’t object, we give
them a pass. I know this to be true, because I’m one of
them – and so are a lot of other people I know.
Duke Robinson can be e-mailed at dukerob@aol.
com.
By Tom Mader
AT WIT’S END
 Accentuating the Negative
We love babies, even though
they are narcissistic and
troublesome. I know: Your
babies were lovable and loving;
they wanted you to hold them, to
cuddle them, to kiss them. They
loved you right from the beginning.
Gosh, were you fooled. Babies want to be held
because they need warmth, same as other animals.
That’s a fact, substantiated by all kinds of authorities,
none of whom I’ll mention because you might
stop reading–which you shouldn’t do.
Babies aren’t “quite there” from the get-go. Initially
babies see themselves as the center of the universe
(sometimes their parents see them the same
way, until they get tired of changing diapers at 3
a.m.). We marvel at their intelligence when they beginning
babbling; eventually they’ll say their first
word, which is usually some form of “mama.” The
word isn’t surprising, because mom (especially)
keeps telling the babbling kid to say “mama.” Dad
may try to get the child to say “dada,” but mama is
easier to articulate, given that you make the initial
sound by putting the lips together. Dada involves
lifting the tongue to the upper gum ridge for the “d,”
which is a bit harder to do.
But none of this noisemaking is language. A
child doesn’t get to language until this babbling
child understands the negative. Did you know that?
You didn’t? Now you do. Here’s the way it goes:
These narcissistic cherubs, for whom the world is
merely an extension of themselves, eventually come
to a realization that’s significant. Which is: I am
NOT mama; I may NOT know who I am, but I’m
definitely NOT mama. That person who feeds me
is mama. Then a further insight into reality hits the
kid: Mama is NOT “mama.”
Now it may seem that I’ve reduced myself to babbling,
but you know better. “Mama” is a word or
symbol for the person who feeds me; in short, the
word is NOT the thing. If this is beginning to sound
like gibberish, be patient. Our reality is a symbolic
reality, different from the reality of other animals.
And when we begin to symbolize, we transcend the
reality of animals. We begin to understand love,
honor, loyalty, courage, and responsibility. Other
animals don’t have this understanding.
Now wait a minute, you might say. My dog (female)
loves its puppies, takes care of them, feeds them, stays
close to them. A dog will hide its puppies if it feels
they are in danger. (Cats are the same way.) But the
female dog or cat has no choice regarding the way it
behaves; it’s programmed to behave as it does. No
female dog or cat will abuse its litter. And eventually
there comes a point when either cat or dog will move
away from what it’s created (“created” with the help
of a male member, who often disappears quickly).
Non-human animals have no sense of relationship. I
know, I know–your pet loves you. But I bet it’s never
sent you a birthday card or taken you to dinner.
Pets aren’t on the lookout for love; they want
warmth, which gives them security. However, to
avoid alienating you, there’s nothing wrong with
loving your pet. And if you think said pet loves you,
that’s OK. You’ve taken your pet’s need for warmth,
his licking your face or jumping on your lap, and
translated it into love. You can do that because
you’re human, a symbol-user. Pets can’t, because
love isn’t in their vocabulary (I have a feeling I may
be asking for it by being so blunt).
There are times when we may feel as programmed
as those other animals, but we can make choices,
and we know that there are people who can choose
to be irresponsible, indifferent, unloving and uncaring.
You might say that these are examples of accentuating
the negative, but to the contrary. Our nonsymbolic
reality is completely positive; there are no
negatives. It isn’t until we are able to symbolize that
we can understand war, cruelty, torture, disease, and
indigestion as “negative.” We make comparisons and
form judgments as to whether something is good or
bad. Other animals can’t make such comparisons.
Remember that terrific film “2001: Space Odyssey”?
At the start the apes huddle together; they keep
themselves motivated by trying to cope with their surroundings.
A big problem they have is that there are
other apes who try to make their lives miserable (no
doubt this was the beginning of gangs, or possibly
exclusive country club types). They fight; sometimes
they win, sometimes they lose. That’s life, especially
when you have little control over your lives.
Then one day an Einstein prototype notices a
bone of a dead cow (don’t hold me to the identity of
the animal; it might have been a zebra ). He picks
the bone up and starts banging it on the ground.
The “Eureka!” moment strikes. He realizes that this
isn’t any longer a bone, it’s a weapon. He’s created
something new, something that will give his group
a significant edge in fighting. Up to this point, apes
walked around on all fours. But this guy stands up;
he has become a symbol-user and is therefore human.
He tosses the bone in the air. The next thing we
see is a rocket ship on the way to the moon. Connection?
Our brilliant ape saw more than a bone; he saw
something that transcended the bone, a weapon. And
that was the beginning of invention, of imagination.
Eventually the bright one had to make the other
apes understand what he invented. So he decided to
send them an e-mail (I realize this sounds silly, but
I’m trying to keep you interested). But he couldn’t do
this until he invented language. Probably language
began with gestures, or what we call nonverbal behavior.
Then our apes-turned-human had a conference
and decided that the best approach to communication
was verbal, given that they had the equipment to make
sounds. Since these classy showoffs prized efficiency,
they developed an alphabet, words, phrases, sentences,
and probably hit the jackpot with slang.
So here we are, talking to one another ceaselessly;
using symbols that point to things but are
not the things themselves. It’s amazing that if we
didn’t come to understand “not,” we’d still be moving
around on all fours. Let’s give three cheers for
“not,” and appreciate that without it, we wouldn’t
be talking to one another. In short, let’s be positive
about the negative, if you get what I mean.
Tom Mader can be e-mailed at ditoma@comcast.
net.
20 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
ARTS & LEISURE
Melody Matinee concert
is Saturday in Fireside
Baritone Richard Fey performs at Fun Day
Dixieland Jazz Club
features Chris Bradley
Jazz Band Wednesday
Horn player and pianist present
classical concert in the Fireside Room
Opera singer offers voice
lessons through Opera/Ballet Club
JCC offers four-week class on a
20th century retrospective in July
Dora and Richard Burdick will perform classical music in the
Fireside Room.
A four-week class, “Retrospective of the
20th Century,” will begin July 5 and will be
held on Tuesdays through Aug. 2 from 10 a.m.
to noon at the Contra Costa Jewish Community
Center (JCC).
Instructor Irwin Tallarico will present the
following topics: art, music, literature and
entertainment (July 5); science, medicine, industry
and inventions (July 12); women’s issues
and social progress (July 26); and wars,
genocide and most influential people (Aug. 5).
There will be no class on July 19.
Tallarico has bachelor’s and master’s degree
from UC Berkeley and a doctorate from the
University of San Francisco. He has been an
educator at all levels in public schools for 37
years.
He has taught music and history classes at
Learning in Retirement, Rancho Mirage; San
Ramon libraries; Walnut Creek and San Ramon
senior centers; Emeritus College at Diablo
Valley College; and Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute.
The cost for the four-week class is $50 (JCC
members) and $65 (general). Individual lectures
are $15 (JCC members) and $18 (general).
Refreshments will be served.
The JCC is located at 2071 Tice Valley
Blvd., outside the Rossmoor gate. For information,
call 938-7800 ext. 239.
The president of the Opera/Ballet Club of Rossmoor, Diane
Farrell Mauch, offers voice classes.
Her beginning and intermediate classes will be for one hour and
continue for six weeks. Training will include the areas of breath
support, tone production, extension of range and musical style.
The beginner class is Tuesdays, beginning June 21, from 3 to 4
p.m. in Multipurpose Room 3 at Gateway. The intermediate class
is Wednesdays, beginning June 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Multipurpose
Room 3.
The fee is $15 per class for Opera/Ballet Club members and
$20 per class for nonmembers. Fees include the cost of handouts
and some song sheets.
The work is cumulative, so attendees should plan for the entire
series. The repertoire will include patriotic and folk songs; musical
theatre pieces; and American and Italian art song.
Class size is limited to eight students so as to provide individual
training to each participant.
The class is for singers who want to feel more secure, polish
performing skills, produce beautiful tones and learn how to present
varied repertoire with assurance and stage presence.
Mauch holds a bachelor of arts degree in music and Italian
language from Manhattanville College in New York. She has a
master’s degree in music theory and vocal performance from the
University of Michigan. She also studied at the Juilliard School of
Music, the Manhattan School of Music, the Aspen Music School,
Hunter College and Indiana University.
For information, contact Mauch at 988-9898 or at rd.mauch@att.
net. Reservation checks should be payable to Mauch and mailed
to her at 1108 Skycrest Drive No. 3. Attendees will be registered
in the order in which payment is made.
The Dixieland Jazz Club
will host the Chris Bradley Jazz
Band on Wednesday, June 22,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Sierra Room
at Del Valle Clubhouse. Members
pay $5 and nonmembers
$10 for an evening of fun entertainment.

Soft drinks, mixers, and
snacks will be served; or bring a
beverage if desired. Prizes will
be won during intermission.
Chris Bradley’s Traditional
Jazz Band is a seven-piece
group, made up of well-seasoned
local musicians with
rich musical backgrounds. The
band plays a mixture of traditional
jazz tunes and music of
the pre-’50s era in a bouncy
rhythmic style that is ideal for
both listening and dancing.
Bradley, the leader, plays
the cornet and vocalizes. He
formed the band several years
ago and has been performing
in the Bay Area at a number of
events as well as twice a month
at the Sunol Jazz Café.
Robert Boring, trombone,
tuba, and electric bass, played
in the Air Force band for four
years, and six years in the Original
Straw Hat Pizza Parlor in
San Leandro. Robert is known
in Rossmoor as a member of
the Tice Valley Jazz Band.
Dwayne Ramsey, reeds and
vocals, is a founding member of
the King Cotton Band and plays
regularly with Mal Sharpe’s
Big Money in Jazz Band at San
Francisco’s Savoy Tivoli. Steve
Doherty, bass, plays with the
Golden Gate Park Band.
Bob Steffen, banjo, has been
a longtime Bay Area musician
playing with traditional jazz
bands, and has played saxophone
with some local swing
bands. He also plays in the San
Ramon Symphonic Band.
SI Perkoff, on piano has,
since the early 1960s been a
performing pianist in jazz and
related styles of music Through
the years he has been leader of
combos featuring many of the
finest local musicians.
Ted Theodore, drums, plays
in a variety of jazz groups
around the bay.
Baritone Richard Fey will perform in the Sierra
Room at Del Valle at noon on Thursday,
June 16. Fey will be accompanied on the piano
by Miles Graber.
Fey has performed throughout California,
New York City and Germany in opera, concert
and recital programs. Bay Area residents have
seen and heard him sing with the San Francisco
Opera Center, Marin Opera and Pocket Opera
in roles ranging from the title role in Donizetti’s
“Don Pasquale,” to Figaro in “Il Barbiere di
Siviglia,” and Germont in “La Traviata.”
As section leader in the Seventh Army Soldiers
Chorus based in Heidelberg, Germany,
Fey performed extensively throughout Germany,
Italy, Holland and Belgium.
Fey has also sung leading roles in “Man of
La Mancha,” “South Pacific” and “Fiddler on
the Roof.” He has sung with the Reno Chamber
Orchestra, San Francisco Chorale Society and
the California Bach Society and has been the
recipient of various scholarships, including the
Bernard Poetz Award. He received a scholarship
to the Yale Summer School of Music and
Art while singing in Richard Strauss’s “Ariadne
auf Naxos.”
Fey will present in his program a variety of
old and new music and will perform songs by
a varied group of composers such as Copland,
Poulenc, Mozart, Tosti and Ralph Vaughn Williams,
along with popular show tunes.
Café Mocha will offer a wide variety of food
items for sale prior to the show, such as sandwiches,
salads, doughnuts, cookies and more.
Stay after the show and play bingo for the benefit
of Friends of Meals on Wheels from 1 to
2:30 p.m. There is a small fee to play bingo.
Fun Day is a free program sponsored by the
Recreation Department and is open to all residents
and their guests.
French horn player Richard
Burdick and pianist
Dora Burdick will present
a program of classical music
in the Fireside Room at
Gateway on Monday, June
27, at 2 p.m.
Included in the program
will be a variety of works
from 18th- to 20th-century
composers such as Bach,
Beethoven, Handel and
Max Bruch. Concluding the
program will be the overture
from the 1947 musical
“Finian’s Rainbow.”
Richard Burdick holds
the position of first horn in
the Regina Symphony Orchestra
in Regina, Saskatchewan,
and horn instructor at
the University of Regina. In
this program, he will perform
on the modern horn as
well as a natural horn from
the 19th century.
Prior to his move to Canada
in 2003, Burdick played
in the Sacramento Symphony
and the Lamplighters
theater orchestra. He also
managed the Trinity Chamber
concert series in Berkeley.
He is a prolific composer
and has recorded many CDs.
Dora Burdick, a resident
of Rossmoor, has long been
a professional organist, pianist,
and accompanist in the
Bay Area. She is currently
choir director and organist at
the Church of Resurrection
in Pleasant Hill, and prior to
that, for 10 years at St. Anselm’s
Episcopal Church in
Lafayette. She was a member
of and accompanist
for the Berkeley Chamber
Singers.
This free program is sponsored
by the Recreation Department
and is open to all
residents and their guests.
The Polish Culture Club of Rossmoor invites everyone to a
concert, Melody Matinee, on Saturday, June 18, at 3:30 p.m.
in the Fireside Room at Gateway Clubhouse.
The program will feature the music of Chopin, Mozart,
Paderewski, Moniuszko and American Broadway favorites.
To reserve a $15 ticket ($20 at the door), contact Hali Lerski
at 938-9318 or Alina Jarkiewicz at 295-0774.
Ticket includes wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres during
intermission.
Program includes opera arias and show tunes
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Lindsay
Wildlife
Museum holds
orientation
Opportunities abound at
the Lindsay Wildlife Museum
to care for wildlife
and the earth.
An orientation class will
provide information about
the ways someone can get
involved in the work of the
museum and help wildlife.
The free orientation is
Wednesday, June 22, from
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Preregistration is
strongly suggested. For information,
call the museum
at 935-1978 or visit the
museum’s website at www.
wildlife-museum.org. Register
online or call Polly
Gusa, docent manager, at
627-2944.
Barbershop quartets perform on Saturday
Fourth Sunday Dance offers variety
of musical favorites for dancing
DJ plays and
snacks provided
Carol Harper and Bennie Ferreira
at a recent Fourth Sunday
Dance
Guests of the Fourth Sunday
Dance on June 26 will be
greeted by the club’s welcoming
hosts and will enjoy the
dance rhythms by MC 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 work around the room
and ask single women to dance,
just as they do on the major
steamship lines. This format
has been successful in the interest
of good camaraderie and
breaking the ice.
More and more people are
dancing and enjoying the music.
A special invitation is exMen
are especially welcome
and don’t have to worry about
their dancing abilities because
there are plenty of women
who can offer assistance. Feel
inspired and young by joining
this fun dance group. The
Fourth Sunday Dance offers a
great opportunity to learn to
dance.
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
provide 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 of meeting
new people.
For information, call President
Diane Goldsmith at 944-
5070.
tended to people with mobility
problems who might enjoy the
music, the camaraderie and
watching the dancing. There
will be no charge for these
guests and their caregivers.
The “Musical Celebration” show on Saturday,
June 18, will feature a young women’s barbershop
quartet, Heavenly. The group won third
place in the spring regional quartet competition
of the Sweet Adelines.
The show will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Diablo
Room at Hillside. Admission is free. Refreshments
will be served after the performance.
The members are students at Sacramento
State who formed the group two months before
the contest.
Heavenly will share the stage with a men’s
quartet, the Creeksiders, who are members of the
Walnut Creek Devil Mountain Men’s Chorus.
The Grace Notes women’s chorus and the
Sing-Along Chorus host the event. The director
of both groups, Dolores Mendenhall, said
the show will celebrate 15 years of community
outreach.
For information, call Mendenhall at 934-1096.
The Creeksiders Quartet, from left, Larry Phair, Jim Diggins, Ron Leiker and Al Eames
ENTERTAINMENT NOTES
Shakespeare’s
plays have always
been the
“test” of regional theaters
to prove their
professionalism and
ability to engage and
draw return audiences, at
least audiences that are passionate
about the highest level
of entertainment through the
mastery of the greatest in theatrical
skill.
This past week, a truly superb
and funny production
of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth
Night” opened in the Town
Hall Theatre in Lafayette. Director
Soren Oliver has gathered
an outstanding cast for
this production, making it a
most memorable play for me.
This Shakespeare comedy
centers around mistaken
identity. Fraternal twins, Viola
and Sebastian, are aboard
a ship when it is overtaken by
a storm and they are dumped
into the sea. Viola and the
ship’s captain are washed
ashore on the coast of Illyria.
Viola (Kate Jopson) comes to
believe her brother has been
lost at sea and she asks the
captain to assist her to find
a job. She takes on the guise
of a young man, Cesario by
name, and becomes employed
by the single and handsome
Duke Orsino.
The duke (Dennis Markam)
thinks he is in love with the
beautiful Lady Olivia (Kendra
Lee Oberhausen) and employs
Viola (in her guise as
a young man) as his arbiter
of love, his messenger in his
pursuit of Lady Olivia. While
Viola faithfully discharges
her duty to her employer, she
discovers that she is falling in
love with the Duke, herself,
making her job very diffi cult,
if not impossible.
Sebastian (Daniel Petzold),
it turns out, had been
rescued by a fisherman,
Antonio (Yahya
Abdul-Mateen II),
and they became fast
friends. They set out
for the duke’s fi efdom.
Sebastian believes
that Duke Orsino knew his
father and will help him to
return to his homeland.
Unbeknownst to each
other, the twins end up in the
same community at the same
time, creating case after case
of mistaken identity situations
and crisis. When the
characters encounter each of
the twins at different times
and in different places, not
realizing that there are twins
in their territory, all kinds of
hilarious and not-so-hilarious
situations come to pass.
As with all Shakespearean
plays, there are plots within
plots, within plots and the
most important is the subplot
is where-in Olivia’s poor
Uncle, Sir Toby Belch (Paul
Plain) has recruited another
suitor for his niece. Olivia’s
licensed comedian, her
clown Feste (Clive Worsley)
provides words of wisdom
and light comedy throughout
the play.
The acting is definitely
professional level, first
rate and exciting, providing
a fun-fi lled evening that
passed much too quickly on
the night that I was there.
Many of the actors are newer
acquaintances to me, but
several, including Dennis
Markam and Clive Worsley,
are longtime favorites. This
is the first time I have seen
Paul Plain performing in a
Shakespeare role, and from
his sterling performance, he
should have attempted this
long ago.
Scenic artist Sarah Spero
A superb “Twelfth Night”
By Charles Jarrett
Continued on page 45
22
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
Ballroom Dance Club
event is Jumpin’ in June
Free dance lessons offered, too
The Ballroom Dance Club’s Jumpin’ in June dance party featuring
the Nob Hill Sound dance band will be held on Saturday,
June 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Sierra Room at Del Valle Club- house. All are invited to come, meet new friends and have fun.
Before the dance, from 6 to 7, there will be a free dance lesson
(with dance admission) for couples. Jack and Shanna will teach
a West Coast swing dance routine. Dance instructors and dance
topics vary from month to month. Suggestions are welcome.
The club will provide refreshments and members are welcome
to bring their own libations or snacks.
Admission is $5 per couple for members and $20 per couple
for nonmembers (as guests of a member).
Rossmoor residents – whether beginning, intermediate or advanced
dancers – are welcome to join the club. Club dances are
held every third Saturday of the month from 7 to 10 p.m. with a
free dance class from 6 to 7 p.m.
Members are reminded that dues for 2011 are $40 per couple.
Checks (no cash) may be sent to Pat Duarte, 650 Terra Califor- nia Drive No. 6. Checks may also be turned in to the Ballroom
Dance Club box at Gateway Clubhouse.
The club invites any couple who would like to perform an exhibition
of their dance skills, either from taking dance classes or
private instruction, to contact Ron Grossman or Renee Grossman
at 946-9572.
The Ballroom Dance Club board meetings are held on the first
Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Ivy Room at Dollar
Clubhouse. The club welcomes any comments, suggestions or
questions.
Club contacts are Brian Murphy, president (937-8835); Ron
and Renee Grossman, co-vice presidents (946-9572); Lynne Fry,
secretary (256-4245); and Pat Duarte, treasurer (300-3708).
Channel 28 DVDs
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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Dance Club dinner dance.
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theme of the next Penguin
Dance Club dinner-dance on
Saturday, July 9, in the Fireside
Room at Gateway.
At 6 p.m., the social hour
will begin. There will be a
hosted bar with Ced Ferrett
and his crew serving beverages.
Appetizers will also be
served and will include stuffed
mushrooms, meatballs and bacon-cheese
sourdough melts.
Dinner will be served at 7
p.m. by Simple Elegance Catering.
Entree choices are grilled
petite fi let mignon with shitake
mushroom sauce, grilled salmon
with tangy mango salsa or
vegetarian stuffed portobello
mushroom.
Accompanying the entree
will be green salad, scalloped
potatoes and a medley of
grilled mushrooms, squash and
asparagus. Decaffeinated coffee
and hot tea will be served.
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 member
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 the entrée choice on
the check. Do not include dues.
Reservations must be received
by Friday, June 24. Couples
who want to sit together must
submit their checks together.
Guests are welcome, if space
is available. Couples on the
membership waiting list are
invited as guests, and member
couples may invite one guest
couple per dance. For information
about this dance, call Sally
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. Members meet new
friends, enjoy excellent food
and listen and dance to great
music in a beautiful setting.
To obtain an application
form and be placed on the
membership waiting list, contact
Julie or Len Desman at
934-5614.
The Penguin Dance Club’s yearly membership renewal fees
are now due. The annual dues remain at $60 per member couple.
There are six formal dances during the year, July through
June 2012.
Membership renewal checks, payable to the Penguin Dance
Club, should be mailed to Jack Kennedy, treasurer, 1114 Skycrest
Drive No. 3. Send a separate check for dues, and write
“dues” on the check. Do not combine the dues payment with
the July 9 dinner-dance payment.
Couples on the membership waiting list will be notifi ed in July
if any openings for membership become available.
For information about membership renewals, call President
Sharon Birdsall, 933-1699, or Kennedy, 934-7720.
The Rossmoor website is full of information.
Check it out at www.rossmoor.com.
24 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15 2011
Yes, “Hooked on Books” is closing. Right outside the gate, it has been a des�na�on
for Rossmoor residents for many years. It is not the only bookstore gone; there’s Lafaye�e
Books, Borders, Bonanza Street Books, and many others. But the good news is:
Bay Books, San Ramon, remains open. 4400 square feet of new and used books
in every genre is s�ll there to welcome you. We are open 7 days a week and we buy some
books for store credit. We also carry gi�s, and we recently began carrying toys for the
li�le ones, especially the “Melissa and Doug” educa�onal toys. It is a pleasant short drive
south on 680 to Crow Canyon Road exit, and then turn right. Our parking lot is at the
southwest corner of Crow Canyon Road and San Ramon Valley Boulevard. We have been
serving Rossmoor for many years,
and look forward to seeing you! Bay Books
-Phone 925 855- 1524
website www.baybooks.us
Rossmoor
Squares
offers free
square dances
To inform the Rossmoor
community about the benefits
of square dancing, the
Rossmoor Squares is offering
free fun dances to other
Rossmoor clubs. Club caller
Bert Swerer has offered to call
beginner-level square dances
for other clubs free of charge,
with no experience required.
The suggested dance time
is about one hour.
Square dancing is easy for beginners
as all steps are carefully
explained, practiced and then
called as the dance progresses.
The timing is all regular beats
and there is no fancy footwork,
so it’s easy for most participants.
Dancing provides beneficial
physical and mental exercise
for the muscles, brain, heart
and bones while improving coordination.

Square dancing is done in
groups of eight with all dancers
interacting with each other
so it makes a great mixer. The
dancing is done to a variety of
popular tunes, new and old.
For information, call club
president Roger Hadlich (946-
2892) or board member Jay
Rosenthal (943-7173).
9:30 a.m. ....................... Fourth of July Parade begins at
Gateway
10 to 10:30 a.m. ............. Pastries and doughnuts by Lions
Club of Rossmoor
10:30 to 10:35 a.m. ........ Fourth of July opening ceremony
featuring George Komsky singing
the national anthem
10:40 to 11 a.m. ............. Sing along led by Sonja Christopher,
along with Harriett Keller, Tom
Burns, Thelma Burns, Pat Kriletich
and Julie Hughes
11:05 to 11:20 a.m. ......... Rossmoor Line Dancers
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. .. Tice Valley Jazz Band
12:40 to 1:50 p.m. .......... James Garner Band tribute to
Johnny Cash
2 to 3 p.m. ...................... Walnut Creek Concert Band
4 p.m. ............................. Fourth of July dinner at Dollar patio
catered by Café Mocha.
Tickets: $15
7 p.m. ............................ Movie at Peacock Hall
“Apollo 13” 1995 140 min Rated PG
Ongoing events
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ............ Hillside and Dollar pool open for
family swim
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ........... Purchase raffle tickets for sale for $1
at the information table to benefit
the Rossmoor Fund and have a
chance to win exciting prizes.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ............ Purchase Rossmoor Fourth of July
t-shirts, $10 for adults and $7 for
kids
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ....... Hot dog, chips, cookies, soda or
water Meal Deal for $5
hosted by Rotary Club of Rossmoor
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ............ Free popcorn and snow cones
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ............ Kid’s games and arts and crafts
Fourth of July schedule
Celebrate the Fourth
of July in Rossmoor
Bring family and friends to
the Fourth of July events that
will be held at Dollar Clubhouse
and picnic grounds on Monday,
July 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The festivities will begin at
9:30 a.m. at Gateway with a parade
featuring decorated golf
carts and the PT Cruisers Club.
At the picnic grounds at 10, the
Lions Club will have pastries
and juice available.
The opening ceremony featuring
the flag presentation and
special guest George Komsky
singing the national anthem
will begin at 10:30.
The festivities continue with
performances on the main stage
featuring a community singalong
led by Sonja Christopher
and her All-Star band, the
Rossmoor Line Dancers, the
Tice Valley Jazz Band, James
Garner Band’s tribute to Johnny
Cash and concluding with the
Walnut Creek Concert Band.
The master of ceremonies for
the event will be Rossmoor resident
Len Ambrose.
A limited number of special
commemorative Rossmoor
Fourth of July t-shirts may be
purchased at the Recreation
Department. If shirts are still
available, they can be purchased
at the Fourth of July event. The
t-shirts are $10 for adults and
$7 for kids.
The Rotary Club will host
lunch from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. A lunch of an all-beef hot
dog, chips, cookies and a soda
or water is $5. Soda or water
can also be purchased separately
for $1.
Café Mocha will host a dinner
in the Dollar patio area at
4 p.m. for $15. Dinner will include
barbecued chicken, hamburgers,
baked beans, grilled
corn on the cob, homemade potato
chips, garden salad, sodas
and water.
Tickets can be purchased in
advance at the Excursion desk at
Gateway. These tickets traditionally
sell out fast. It is also possible
to purchase dinners to go.
The Dollar and Hillside
pools will be open to all residents
beginning at 6 a.m.
The family swim hours will
be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Dollar and Hillside pools.
For information about the
golf cart parade, call Juliet Lee
at 988-7766.
Free popcorn and snow cones
will be available from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. For the kids, there will
be crafts projects and children’s
games with fun prizes from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parking is limited, so
carpooling or utilizing the
Rossmoor bus system is strongly
encouraged. Dial-a-Bus will
be available from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Call 988-7676.
Shuttle buses will be available
between Gateway to and
from Dollar from 8 a.m. to 6:30
p.m.
This event is sponsored by the
Recreation Department in cooperation
with the Rotary Club and
the Lions Club and is open to all
residents and their guests.
James Garner will present a Johnny Cash tribute show at the
Fourth of July celebration at Dollar picnic area.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 25
EYE ON DVDS
“The Chronicle of Anna
Magdalena Bach”
 Of Interest
By R.S. Korn
This is not a fi lm for everyone, but it is rewarding for lovers
of Bach. Shot in black and white, the heart of the movie
is the performances of his work. The information about him
is narrated by Bach’s second wife, Anna Magdalena, played
by Christiane Lang, a harpsichordist. She, in a matter-of- fact
manner, recounts some of the events during the years they
were together, 1721-1750.
Bach is portrayed by Gustav Leonhart, the renowned Dutch
organist, harpsichordist and conductor of Baroque music. Bewigged
and dressed in appropriate 18th century clothing, he
leads the Concentus Musicus and Musica Antica Ensemble of
Vienna, the Cantorum Basiliensis of Basel and the Hanover
Boys Choir in performance of more than 20 works ranging
from Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos in the 1720s to the Goldberg
Variations in the 1740s.
The narration is sparse in details and is illustrated against a
background of manuscript pages, letters, maps and engravings
of various cities. Bach had been a widower for one year with
three sons and one daughter when he married Anna, 17 years
younger than he. She was a singer and both her father and
brother were musicians.
At that time Bach was employed as Kapellmeister by Leopold,
prince of Anhalt-Köthen. After Leopold’s marriage, his
interest in music lessened. Bach then moved to Leipzig in Saxony
as director and cantor of the St. Thomas Music School.
He was caught in bureaucratic confl icts between the Leipzig
Council and the mayor. He wrote to a friend in Danzig asking
for his aid, complaining of an inadequate salary, the high cost
of living in Leipzig and, most of all, that he had to live amid
vexation, envy and persecution.
While he regarded himself as the leader of church music
in the city, the council saw him simply as a schoolmaster. He
then took on an additional responsibility, the directorship of
the Society of Musical Sciences, a performance ensemble that
had been started in 1701 by his old friend, the composer Georg
Philipp Telemann.
All this time he was composing both secular and liturgical
music. When he visited the king of Prussia in Potsdam, the
king played a theme for Bach and challenged him to improvise
a fugue based on it, which Bach immediately did. Then the
king asked for a six voice fugue, and, once again, he was able
to instantly compose and play it. Eventually he elaborated this
into a musical offering consisting of fugues, canons and a trio
all based on the same royal theme, which he had engraved on
copper and sent to the king.
Bach had seven children with his fi rst wife and 13 with Anna
Magdalena, of which only six survived into adulthood. While
some of the sons went on to become successful musicians and
composers in their own right, one was a failure, losing positions
and incurring debts, which his father had to pay.
When Bach’s eyesight diminished, he had an operation that
failed and left him blind. In spite of this, he dictated a Chorale
Prelude for Organ. Anna Magdalena attributes his death to
suffering apoplexy and a high fever. Today it is suggested that
he had a stroke complicated by pneumonia.
This is a rigorously presented fi lm. There are no subtitles
identifying the compositions as they are performed nor is there
any explanation about the various kingdoms that are mentioned.
It is not a dramatized biographical fi lm in the usual
sense. No effort is made to dramatize Bach or his wife aging.
What distinguishes it from most fi lms dealing with the arts is
its almost total emphasis on Bach’s creative output. It is an opportunity
to hear generous presentations performed on ancient
instruments, by superb musicians, producing music as close as
possible to what the sound would have been at the time it was
composed.
Released in 1968, this fi lm is unrated and is available from
Netfl ix.
CAC hosts patio party and days
for grandkids to play with clay
Ceramic Arts Club (CAC)
members and guests are looking
forward to the club’s annual
patio party scheduled for
Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. on
the Dollar Clubhouse patio.
The dinner cost is $22 per
person, which includes cocktails
and wine served with dinner.
Attendees should sign up
in the studio and bring checks
payable to Ceramic Arts Club
by Friday, June 17. The party
will celebrate incoming and
outgoing officers and another
successful year of clay adventures.

On Wednesdays, July 13 and
27, from 1 to 3 p.m., grandkids
are invited to bring their CAC
member grandparents (or great
grandparents) for an afternoon
of clay creation. CAC members
must accompany the children,
assist them in making a
project and supply clay, tools,
and inspiration.
The CAC Studio will supply
examples, enthusiasm, ice
cream and balloons. Attendance
is limited to 20 young
artists of any age. A sign-up
sheet is posted in the studio.
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Ice cream social, fashion show held at Dollar
Rossmoor residents, friends and families are
invited to attend the ninth annual ice cream social
and fashion show, sponsored by Friends of
Hospice, on Tuesday, June 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.
at Dollar Clubhouse.
Attendees will enjoy an ice cream sundae
while watching the Fancy Us models showcase
the latest fashions from the Hospice Boutique
Thrift Shoppe in Walnut Creek.
After the show, all outfi ts will be available for
purchase at a discount.
A speaker from Hospice of the East Bay will
be on hand to discuss the programs and services
offered by this world-class, community-based,
not-for-profi t hospice.
A $5 donation is requested at the door.
Since 1977, Hospice of the East Bay has provided
expert healthcare services to terminally
ill patients of all ages. In addition to medical
support for patients, Hospice of the East Bay
provides emotional, spiritual, practical and bereavement
support for the entire family.
Care is provided in the patient’s home or
at Bruns House, the first adult hospice in-patient
facility in Northern California. Hospice
of the East Bay accepts all medically qualifi ed
patients, regardless of their insurance status or
ability to pay for services.
Nancy Pinkosh shares the day playing with clay with her grandkids
last year at the CAC event. This year’s event will be in July.
Annual event sponsored by Friends of Hospice
Be a Rossmoor volunteer
Volunteer Services offers Rossmoor residents a variety
of volunteer opportunities.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved and stay
connected with the community. Residents can volunteer
as docents in the clubhouses, as Friendly Visitors, in the
Library, at the Medical Center, to assist at dances and
special events, at Friday Lunch, to escort trips and to help
with Rossmoor meal services.
For information about Volunteer Services,
call 988-7703.
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Documentary ‘Client 9’
is Thursday, Friday film Foreign Film Fans to view Italian
film ‘Loose Cannons’ June 20 and 21
Hawaii Club film festival is Saturday
Two films will be shown at Peacock Hall
Sunday’s presentation is
1993 comedy ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’
Shakespeare Society will
show ‘Macbeth’ on June 28 Freethinkers present drama ‘Kadosh’
ORT presents ‘Chariots of Fire’ ‘Starting Out
In the Evening’
is drama on
Wednesday
The 2007 drama “Starting
Out In the Evening” will
be shown in Peacock Hall at
Gateway on Wednesday, June
22, at 4 and 7 p.m. The showing
at 4 will feature language
captions.
With aims to revive the
faded career of aging author
Leonard Schiller (Frank Langella),
enterprising graduate
student Heather Wolfe (Lauren
Ambrose) makes his novels
the topic of her master’s
thesis and raises his hopes for
a literary comeback.
This film is 110 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.
ORT will present the internationally acclaimed drama, “Chariots
of Fire,” on Wednesday,
June 29, at 4 p.m. at Peacock Hall at Gateway. Rossmoor residents,
friends and family are invited.
Based on a true story, “Chariots of Fire” is about two different
men who compete as runners in the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric
Liddell, a serious Christian Scotsman, believes that he has to succeed
as a testament to his undying religious faith. Harold Abrams
is a Jewish Englishman who wants desperately to be accepted and
prove to the world that Jews are not inferior.
This powerful film ended up with four Academy Awards: Best
Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and
Best Original Score. The movie is 2 hours and 3 minutes.
A $1 donation for ORT’s worldwide vocational and technical
training schools will be appreciated.
The June movie of the Freethinkers Film
Festival will be the Israeli film, “Kadosh.” It
will be shown on Monday, June 27, at 1 p.m. at
Peacock Hall at Gateway Clubhouse.
Director Amos Gitai’s controversial drama
(1999) is set in the Orthodox quarter of Jerusalem
among the ultra-religious Jews. Women
must always obey their husbands and their role
is limited strictly to child-bearing.
Sisters Rivka and Malka are studied. Everything
in their lives is ritual, from drinking tea
to making love. Rivka is married happily for
10 years to Meir. But she is childless. Meir’s
father, the Rabbi of this fundamentalist community,
orders Meir to take another wife. Since
the Rabbi cannot be challenged, his word is
law, tragedy ensues.
Malka, the younger sister, does challenge
Orthodox Judaism. However, though she is in
love with a young man, she is forced to marry a
cruel, vulgar man. Her marriage night is nauseating,
and Malka’s beautiful spirit is crushed.
All Rossmoor residents and their guests are
welcome to attend this film sponsored by the
Atheists and Agnostics Group of Rossmoor.
The Rossmoor Shakespeare Society will present “Macbeth,”
on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m. at Peacock Hall at Gateway Clubhouse.

England’s notable actors, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi
Dench, give a visceral, intense and claustrophobic performance
of “Macbeth.”
McKellen is a Macbeth on the verge of insanity, and Dench’s
sleepwalking scene is the most phenomenal ever. Both descend
deeper into the depths of evil and madness.
Props and sets are minimal; it’s all in the acting.
All Rossmoor residents and their guests are welcome to attend
the 146-minute film. A donation of $1 will be requested and a
door prize raffle will be held.
The 2010 documentary “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot
Spitzer” will be shown in Peacock Hall at Gateway on Thursday,
June 16, at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. and again on Friday, June 17, at
10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The showings at 10 and 1 will feature
language captions.
Director Alex Gibney turns the spotlight on the life and career
of politician Eliot Spitzer, the New York governor whose
political career was thwarted by his indiscretions. Supporters
and opponents opine about Spitzer, who was a well-respected
attorney general before becoming governor. Spitzer’s career
crashed and burned with the revelation that he was involved
with prostitutes.
This film is 117 minutes long and is rated R. This free program
is sponsored by the Recreation Department and is open to all
residents and their guests.
The 1993 comedy “Mrs.
Doubtfire,” starring Robin
Williams, will be shown in
Peacock Hall at Gateway on
Sunday, June 19, at 4 and 7
p.m. The showing at 4 will
feature language captions.
Loving but irresponsible
dad Daniel Hillard (Williams),
estranged from his
exasperated spouse (Sally
Field), is crushed by a court
order allowing only weekly
visits with his kids. When
Daniel learns his ex needs a
housekeeper, he gets the job –
disguised as an English nanny.
Soon he becomes not only
his children’s best pal but the
kind of parent he should have
been from the start.
This film is 125 minutes long
and is rated PG. This free program
is sponsored by the Recreation
Department and is open to
all residents and their guests.
The Hawaii State Club will
present a one-day film festival
on Saturday, June 18, at Peacock
Hall.
The festival will begin at
10 a.m. with a showing of the
film “Aloha Summer.” Set
in Hawaii, in 1959, this film
brings six teenagers together
for a summer that will forever
change their lives. Starring
Chris Makepeace, Sho Kosugi,
Yuji Okumoto, Don Michael
Paul and Tia Carrere, this is a
coming-of-age movie.
At 1 and 4 p.m., the awardwinning
independent film
“Aloha Daze” will be screened.
Last year this film was shown
in Moraga at an indie film festival
and the Hawaii State Club
has been able to get this special
screening for Rossmoor
residents.
“Aloha Daze” contrasts the
striking natural beauty of the
Hawaiian island of Maui with
the “progress” of modern-day
life, posing the question can
one be trapped even in paradise?
Following each showing
of this film, the producer, Kim
Spanoghe, will take questions
from the audience and discuss
the film.
There is no charge for viewing
either of the films. Seating
will be on a first-come, firstserved
basis.
The Foreign Film Fans will present the Italian
film “Loose Cannons” at Peacock Hall on
Monday and Tuesday, June 20 and 21. Doors
open at 3:30 for the 4 p.m. showing.
The Monday presentation will be for members
only and both members and the general
public are invited on Tuesday. The film has
English subtitles and a running time of 110
minutes.
The Italian title for the movie is “Mine vaganti,”
translated as “Loose Cannons,” which
does not express the Italian sense of that
which is unpredictable. It is such specialness
that the director, Ferzan Ozpetek, challenges
the viewer to realize in this European awardwinning
film.
The film is about a traditional southern Italian
family that may dine together, work together,
yet has differing social concerns and fears of
exposure. There is a mystery introduced by an
earlier era bride walking through landscapes:
where is she leading the audience?
There are issues of sexuality and parental
conflict. However the underlying theme concerns
freedom of choice, personal obligations
and quests for happiness. The movie presents
viewers with touches of comedy and fascinating
stories of human endeavor.
All the actors in this film are nationally respected.
The film’s print and color are beautifully
presented and the musical soundtrack
includes songs by legendary Italian divas.
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“Poetry Corner” is a biweekly column with poems contributed
by members of the Rossmoor Poetry Circle.
Phoneme Brackets
By Ben Slomoff
My neighbor’s peculiar dog
Bites as well as barks;
The taut leash torments him.
He circles and circles,
Autistically chasing his tail.
He snarls and snaps at strangers,
Gnashing his teeth,
Growling, drooling, pawing the air
With his forelegs.
He fiercely resents wetting or bathing,
Muzzled by his helpless handlers.
The neighbors claim it’s hard
To differentiate between dog and owner.
They claim that in a charm contest
The dog would win hands down.
Denouement: If you want a friend,
Get a cat.
Beginning drawing class offered through
the RAA with Cassandra Antkowiak
Mystery Book Club to discuss author
Hadassah to play mah-jongg
Hear about researching family
histories at Genealogical Society
Antiques Club discusses
the Shadelands Museum
Residents who have always wished they
could draw confidently will now have a chance
to learn some tricks and techniques at the
drawing class starting Wednesday, June 22.
Instructor is Cassandra Antkowiak and the
class is being offered through the Rossmoor
Art Association.
The class is designed to give beginners confi-
dence as well as new skills, while also enhancing
the skills they already possess. All levels are
welcome. Together, students will take the fear
out of art and help each other express themselves
the way they’ve always wished they could.
Students must bring a sketchbook (8x10 or
9x12 is preferred) and a pencil or two.
This class will run for six Wednesdays from
9 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $50 per six-week session
and students are welcome and encouraged
to take it several times.
Registration is only open to members of the
RAA. Nonmembers may first join the club by
paying the annual fee ($8 for single and $10
for couples) and then they will be eligible to
register for the class.
Checks for tuition and RAA dues should be
made payable to RAA and mailed to instructor
Antkowiak, No. 1 Westminster Place, Lafayette,
94549, before Saturday, June 18. Make sure to
include a phone number on the check.
Antkowiak has been making art all of her
life, with a huge variety of classes in high
school and college. Since then, she has successfully
completed art workshops in Mendocino,
North Light Art School, Oregon, France, Italy
and Mexico.
For years she has been teaching drawing
and painting both privately and through the
Adult Education system. She is a patient and
supportive teacher, helping students to relax
and enjoy their experience.
For information, contact Betsy Livengood,
708-9046.
The Mystery Book Club
meeting on Monday, June 20,
at 7 p.m. in the Ivy Room at
Dollar Clubhouse is a special
event that will feature novelist,
poet and children’s book
author Lucha Corpi.
Her mystery novels feature
a Chicana detective named
Gloria Damasco. Damasco arrived
on the scene in Corpi’s
first mystery novel, “Eulogy
for a Brown Angel.”
The novel is unique in that
it covers about 20 years from
the murder until Damasco
learns the mystery behind the
murder and the people it has
affected. It is also the first
step in the development of
Damasco’s career as a private
investigator.
Corpi speaks through her
writing about events relevant
today. The plots can be found
in the headlines of any daily
newspaper.
Corpi was born in the small
town of Jaltipan, Veracruz,
Mexico, and she is a graduate
of UC Berkley and San Francisco
State University.
The Mystery Book Club
meetings are regularly scheduled
on the third Monday of
the month at 7 p.m. in the Ivy
Room at Dollar Clubhouse.
Residents are welcome to attend
the event even if they have
not read any of Corpi’s books.
New members are always
welcome.
The club’s next meeting
will be held on Monday, July
18. The author for July is Cynthia
Harrod-Eagles.
Join Hadassah for an afternoon
of mah-jongg on Thursday,
June 23, from 1 to 4 in the
Vista Room at Hillside. The
cost is $18 per person.
Enjoy an afternoon of mahjongg,
friendship, dessert and a
chance to win prizes and support
Hadassah. Bring a group.
Space limited to 40.
Reservation checks, payable
to Diablo Valley Hadassah,
should be sent to Selma
Forkash at 469 Bridle Court,
San Ramon, 94582. Be sure to
include a full name and phone
number. The deadline is Saturday,
June 18.
The Antiques Club will present a lecture on the Shadelands
Ranch Museum, a historic house built in 1904 in the Diablo Valley,
on Wednesday, June 22, at 1:30 p.m. in the Delta Room at Del
Valle Clubhouse.
Shadelands docent coordinator Sylvia Ortlieb will discuss the
house, its origin, its contents and the family that lived there. She
will also answer questions about the house.
Sheila Rogstad, Shadelands Museum archivist and curator of
costume and textiles, will also make a special presentation on
lace items and the history of lace.
Guests are welcome to attend.
The club welcomes new members. However, membership is
limited to Rossmoor residents. To send sympathy or get-well cards
to Antiques Club members, call Barbara Martini, 935-5925.
The Mt. Diablo Genealogical
Society will meet on Friday,
June 17, at 1:15 p.m. at the US
Bank, 1910 Tice Valley Blvd.
(near CVS in the Rossmoor
Shopping Center).
The meeting room is located
through the main entrance
of the bank.
Cat Nielsen is the guest
speaker. She will discuss
“Family History Search” and
give an update on some changes
that have been made in genealogical
research. A question
and answer session will follow
her presentation.
Nielsen is a master genealogist
and teaches classes at the Acalanes
Adult Education Center.
For information, contact
Peggy Johnson at 937-6598.
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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I N R O S S M O O R
Menu for June 24
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:
Virginia-style baked ham with pineapple-raisin sauce; bean
soup; glazed sweet potatoes; green beans; whole-wheat bread; and
raspberry gelatin with fruit cocktail.
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 June 24 features a corned beef sandwich on
rye bread, potato salad; raspberry applesauce; and tomato juice.
International Club party will have FRIDAY LUNCH
Spanish theme and fl amenco music
Bacchus Society to celebrate summer
solstice next week at local restaurant
Picnic planned by 30s/40s/50s Club
Prime Time Couples to dine
SIR to hold Ladies Day
with entertainment in July
Alicia Zamora will perform
at the International Club
dinner.
The Rossmoor SIR (Sons in
Retirement) Tuesday, July 5,
meeting is the annual Ladies
Day. There will be a special
menu and entertainment. The
full service hosted bar opens
at 11:15 a.m. with lunch served
at noon in the Sierra Room at
Del Valle Clubhouse.
The event will be catered
by Ruggie’s. There will be
passed hors d’oeuvres and the
lunch menu offers a choice of
marinated tri-tip with cognac
mustard sauce or salmon with
tangy mango salsa as well as
grilled vegetables and herbed
rice with orzo. Dessert will be
an ice cream sundae.
Music and entertainment
from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
will be provided by the popular
Marlon Green Jazz Band with
Marlon on the drums, Rodney
Burge on the piano and Steve
Deuce on saxophone along
with singer Marcella Ebans.
The cost is $27. For reservations,
call Don Egan at
943-7870 or send a reservation
check to him at 2224 Tice
Creek Drive No. 4.
SIR Branch 81 meets on the
first Tuesday of each month.
SIR is a retired men’s social
organization with no membership
dues or assessments.
The monthly meeting is an opportunity
for maintaining old
friendships and making new
acquaintances.
For information about the
organization, its programs and
activities, contact Stu Bolinger
at 937-7988 or Clarence Nixon
at 933-6175.
should be sent to Dale Smith
at 3535 Terra Granada No. 1B.
On the check, note the choice
of hamburger, hot dog or veggie
burger. Checks must be received
no later than Thursday,
July 7, and refunds will not be
issued after Friday, July 8.
For information, contact
Dale Smith at 279-3346.
Hosts for the event are Dale
and Jackie Smith, Jack and Lin
Morgan, Chuck and Jean Dormann,
Stu and Lydia Bolinger
and Frank and Joan Alosi.
The 30s/40s/50s Couples
Club is for married couples
born in the decades of the
1930s, 1940s or 1950s. The
goal is to meet others in the
same age group with similar
interests.
To join, or for information
about other club activities, contact
Membership Chairwoman
Janey King at 932-0727.
Club.
The Creekside Grill will
barbecue hamburgers, hot
dogs and veggie burgers. Also
on the menu is spring salad,
potato salad, brownies and assorted
cookies. Bottled water,
ice, soft drinks, beer and chips
are included. Members should
bring their own wine or other
beverages.
Cost for the evening is
$20 per member and $25 for
each guest of a member. Reservation
checks, payable to
30s/40s/50s Couples Club,
It’s picnic time for the
30s/40s/50s Couples Club on
Friday, July 15, from 5 to 8
p.m. at Sportsmen’s Park at
Hillside.
Games such as bocce ball,
croquet and ring toss will be
played, beginning at 5. Some
prizes will be awarded. Dinner
will be served at 6.
Members are encouraged
to wear old-time straw hats.
There will be prizes for the
best woman’s and man’s hats.
Entertainment will be by the
popular East Bay Jazz Banjo
Rossmoor’s International
Club will present some of
Spain’s culture and cuisine at
its Saturday, June 25, dinner
at Del Valle Clubhouse. Cocktails
will be served at 5 p.m.,
the dinner is at 6 and the entertainment
is at 7.
The evening’s menu starts
with Spanish tapas (hors
d’oeuvres): albóndigas (pork
meat balls), canapé al atún y
tomate (tuna and tomato canapés)
and olive tapanadas with
crackers.
The entrée choices include
vegetarian paella a la Valenciana
or Spanish chicken with
rice, both with a side dish of
Mallorcan baked vegetables.
The beverage is Spanish sangria.
Dessert will be Spanish
fl an.
A special feature preceding
the evening’s entertainment
will be a series of projected
photos of Spain, narrated
by Camera Club memmenco,
a performance of
Spanish flamenco guitar music,
singing and dance presented
by Alicia Zamora’s professional
dance troupe as well as
her students.
Cost of the dinner and entertainment
is $26 for members
and $29 for guests. Reservation
checks, payable to
Rossmoor International Club,
may be placed in an envelope
in the club’s mailbox at Gateway
or mailed to Reservation
Chairwoman Aster Yamagata,
2169 Ptarmigan Drive No. 1.
Those who want the vegetarian
option should write “vegetarian”
on the check. The reservation
deadline is Tuesday, June
21. No reservations will be accepted
after the deadline.
Rossmoor residents interested
in the club are welcome
to join and may obtain application
forms from the club’s
mailbox. For information, call
Roger Hadlich at 946-2892.
ber Sheila Saxby.
There will be a tablao flaThe
Prime Time Couples Club will hold its next dinner on
Tuesday, June 21, at Dollar Clubhouse.
Dinner will be served by Hamilton Catering. The cost is $18
per person for members and $20 per person for nonmembers.
Dues are now payable at $10 per person per year and may be included
on the dinner check.
There will be a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on a bringyour-own-beverage-basis.
At that time, members and guests will
be able to partake of a variety of hors d’oeuvres.
Dinner will be served at 6:30. Seating, as usual, will be determined
by a random drawing to mix couples and promote maximum
acquaintanceship.
Dinner will be melon salad, chicken cacciatore, rice, spinach,
garlic bread and pecan pie. Wine, coffee and tea will also be
served with the meal.
Reservation checks must be received by Thursday, June 16.
These can be dropped off at the Prime Time Couples Club box located
at Gateway. Or, they may be mailed to the club’s treasurer,
Tom Mesetz, at 2132 Golden Rain Road No. 1.
Prime Time Couples is a social club for couples that meets the
third Tuesday of every month for a catered dinner and conversation.
There are membership openings.
For information call Phil Blakeney at 933-6007. Couples are
invited to learn more about the club by coming as paying guests.
The Bacchus Society will celebrate summer
solstice as best as it knows how -- with friends,
eating good food and drinking good wine, in the
true tradition of Bacchus, the God of Wine.
Members of the Bacchus Society will dine at
an area restaurant to celebrate the beginning of
summer, with a fine dinner accompanied by a
selection of paired wines on Tuesday, June 21.
Details have been sent out to members for this
members-only event.
June 21 is summer solstice and it is celebrated
in many cultures around the world. In the Italian
countryside, bonfires are lit to burn the herbs
collected the previous year and fresh plants are
gathered. The Celts and Slavs celebrated the
fi rst day of summer with dancing and bonfi res
to help increase the sun’s energy.
The club’s next tasting will be in Rossmoor;
date and details will be forthcoming.
Those in Rossmoor with an interest in wine,
food, good company are encouraged to join the
Bacchus Society. Newcomers to Rossmoor are
especially invited to join the group. For information,
call 938-9635.
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Contra Costa’s 100 Club to Bird walk is Monday for Nature Association host barbecue at Sportsmen’s
ORT to hear about ‘The Sand Soldiers’
B’nai B’rith will not meet Sunday
Photo by Jim Jardine
Birders enjoying one of the Nature Association’s monthly
bird walks.
ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation
through Training) will meet on Tuesday, June
21, in the Delta Room of Del Valle Clubhouse.
Refreshments will be served at 12:30 p.m. with
the meeting at 1. The topic is “The Sand Soldiers.”
The community is invited.
The speaker, Shoshana Eliahu, was born and
raised in Tel Aviv. She came to the United States
following her military service and received her
college degrees in creative writing.
Currently, she is director of adult programs at
the Walnut Creek Jewish Community Center.
“The Sand Soldiers” takes place at a momentous
time in history, when a man and a woman
of two different cultures fall in love against the
backdrop of underground warfare between Jews
and Palestinians.
Visit the bargain jewelry table at all open
meetings. Members donate their unneeded jewelry.
The funds raised benefit ORT’s worldwide
vocational and technical training schools.
To join ORT, contact Membership Chairwoman
Ruth Reed at 949-8730. Program Chairwoman
Selma Soss can be contacted at 939-8730.
The Rossmoor Nature Association’s
monthly bird walk is
Monday, June 20, at 9 a.m. starting
from the Creekside parking
lot (at the corner of Rossmoor
Parkway and Stanley Dollar
Drive). Visitors are always welcome
at these casual walks.
These guided bird walks
have been a popular activity
for Rossmoor birders for nearly
25 years. A typical walk
is along the level cart paths
of the Creekside Golf Course
(which is normally closed on
Mondays). On an average outing,
birders can expect to see
approximately 20 species during
the 1½- to 2-hour walk.
Birders will find that the
presence of Tice Creek, the
heavy undergrowth and a variety
of mature trees provide
many desirable habitats in the
environs of the golf course.
A complete record of the
club’s past documented birdsightings
(including the dates
and locations) can be perused
on the association’s website at
http://www.jardine-electronics.com/rna/index.html.

For information about the
association or its monthly
activities, contact Bob
Carlton at 280-8129 or
rlcarlton35@gmail.com.
The 100 Club of Contra Costa County welcomes summer with
its annual barbecue at Sportsmen’s Park on Thursday, June 16.
Happy hour begins at 5 p.m. with a barbecue dinner beginning
at 6.
Members of the Sheriff’s Posse will preside over the grilling of
filet mignon steak and sides will include homemade chili, salads,
pasta and nibbles. Beer, wine, soft drinks and water are included.
A special dessert is the food finale and the final highlight of the
event is the free raffle drawing.
Price for the barbecue is $15 for members and $20 for guests.
Dress is casual, but bring a jacket.
Founded in 1984, the purpose of the organization is to help
provide for the spouses and dependents of police officers and
firefighters whose lives are lost in the line of duty.
It is a nonprofit, 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt, and charitable organization,
incorporated under the laws of the state of California.
In 2008 the Rossmoor chapter, an official club in Rossmoor,
was formed.
Within 48 hours of the on-duty death of a police officer or fire-
fighter in Contra Costa County, a check for $15,000 is presented
to the surviving family. Since the club’s inception, checks have
been presented to the families of 10 fallen heroes.
In addition, scholarships for continuing education are offered
and each child under 18 is given a savings bond each year.
The 100 Club of Contra Costa County portrays the community’s
gratitude for those who are called to serve as first
responders.
For information, call Wendy Freeborn, vice president of the
Rossmoor chapter, at 947-2885.
The Rossmoor Chapter of B’nai B’rith will not have a meeting
on Sunday, June 19, due to Father’s Day.
The next meeting will be Sunday, July 17.
For information, call President Larry Davis, 932-1646.
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RMUG prepares for annual Film Fest
Korean Club to hold picnic at Sportsmen’s Park
Computer Club discusses
computers and retirement
By Monte Hall
Club correspondent
Moving from a big home
to a condo in a retirement
community can be somewhat
daunting, but not for Alyce Lichens.
When Alyce moved into
Rossmoor, a new friend, Sue,
quickly introduced Alyce to a
whole new world – computing.
Listening to new friends
talking about things like the
Internet, e-mail, search engines,
editing pictures and
Skype was almost a language
unto itself and was basically
unknown to the new resident.
One day while having tea in
Sue’s condo, Sue asked Alyce
if seeing Sue’s daughter and
week-old baby, who live in
London, would be of interest.
This would be live and on the
computer.
This was a new experience
and Alyce eagerly agreed.
Sue opened the computer and
activated Skype. The monitor
showed the daughter and
granddaughter. Sue and the
daughter talked and talked and
the baby wiggled and gurgled.
Later, Alyce asked Sue how
the daughter knew to be at the
computer. Sue said first an appointment
was made to meet on
e-mail and then confirmed on
Instant Message. Sue showed
Alyce a still photo of the baby
taken when it was three days
old and said the daughter had
sent it as an e-mail attachment,
but Sue, not liking the background,
had edited the photo
in Adobe Elements Photo Editor,
taking out the background
and making the colors more
vivid.
Since both Alyce and Sue
had an interest in museums,
Sue used the search engine
Google and searched the Internet,
then showed a slide show
of the interior of the Amber
Room in the Catherine Palace.
The Computer Club has
classes that will allow the student
to learn all of the tools and
programs mentioned above,
and much more. If the student
is new to computers, the club
has courses designed to teach
basic skills, which will allow
the student to graduate into
more advanced courses.
All club members recently
received two e-mails, one that
listed the names and times of
club classes and the other was
a description of the classes. For
nonmembers, these documents
can be obtained at the Computer
Center at Gateway or at the
classrooms. Both of these documents
are tailored to help the
prospective student enroll in the
class that is best for them.
For information, call the
club office at 280-3984.
By Dian Overly
Club correspondent
It’s not too early to start creating a short
film to be shown at the Rossmoor Macintosh
User Group (RMUG)/Diablo Valley Mac User
Group (DVMUG) fifth annual Film Fest to be
held in Peacock Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at
7 p.m.
The Film Fest will be followed by a free
wine-and-cheese awards ceremony in the adjacent
Fireside Room. This is a once-a-year
chance to see a dozen or more short videos
made by members of RMUG and DVMUG.
The videos are getting more refined every
year and attendees get to vote on which of
them deserves the Jeddo prize for most popular
film. Other best-of-category certificates
will also be awarded.
The deadline for completed videos is Friday
July 22. In order to participate in the Film
Fest, it is necessary to sign and date an entry
form, available at RMUG focus sessions,
or downloaded from htttp://dvmug.org or the
RMUG website (see below).
Entrants should turn in the video, a digital
photo of his/herself for the program and
the entry form by deadline date at one of the
RMUG focus sessions or call Jennifer Langan
at 280-0081 for pickup. Entries may also be
mailed to DVMUG office, PO Box 5031, Concord
94524.
Videos should run no longer than five minutes,
and content should be suitable for all audiences.
Submit videos as a QuickTime video
file burned to CD-R or DVD-R disc, not as
a DVD or video-DVD. If possible, HD video
will be displayed at high resolution at the Peacock
showing but will be converted to SD for
the DVD that RMUG/DVMUG will produce
of all entries to the Film Fest.
Focus sessions
Want to learn more about the Mac? Easy/
no-fee RMUG focus sessions continue through
July in Rossmoor. Drop in on one of the sessions
that are held in the Delta Room next to
the Fitness Center at Del Valle Clubhouse on
the first and third Monday of each month.
On Monday, June 20, at 9:30 a.m., the iPod,
iPhone and iPad, comparing and contrasting
what they do, will be discussed by Langan. At
10:45, a special session about online banking
will be led by Rose Lobrino, customer service
representative from the Rossmoor Shopping
Center branch of the Home Savings Bank of
America.
There will be no focus sessions Monday,
July 4, because of the holiday.
Look up RMUG’s website and see how the
club operates. Go to http://web.me.com/ophyllis/rmug/.
Click on the URL (address). Save as
a bookmark. Be sure to check the new active
Del Valle map there.
For volunteer in-home help or for basic tutoring
in the home, call Dian Overly at 945-
6055.
The Korean-American Club of Rossmoor
will hold its annual picnic on Saturday, June 25,
from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Sportsmen’s Park at
Hillside.
Members’ families and friends are welcome
to the picnic for fun and authentic Korean food
provided by the club. The menu includes an assortment
of kimchi, barbecued meats, salads
and rice. Also provided are soft drinks, beer,
wine and Soju.
For information, call S.I. Hong at 256-
4381.
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International Affairs Book Club
looks at ‘China’s New Role in Africa’
CAI suspends fundraising operations,
but still will hold potluck in July
NCJW to install officers Wednesday
The Contra Costa section of the National
Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) will install
new officers during its annual meeting on
Wednesday, June 22, at 10 a.m. in the Sierra
Room at Del Valle Clubhouse. Officers will
serve for the years of 2012 and 2013.
All members and their guests, men and
women, are invited to attend.
The NCJW will also award scholarships of
$500 each to four students at Diablo Valley
College.
These awards are made to women who are
single parents and are returning to school for
advancement of their education, in order to
make better lives for themselves and their
children.
A full brunch will be served. The cost is
$10 per person. Reservations are required.
Send checks, payable to NCJW, to Helen
Field, 1316 Rockledge Lane No. 7. The deadline
is today, June 15.
Members of the Rossmoor chapter support
a respite program with volunteerism
and financial contributions, the Crestwood
Healing Center, the Reutlinger Home for
the Aged and a scholarship program. Members
also knit things for newborns at local
hospitals.
NCJW, as a national organization, supports
women’s issues and educational programs.
For membership information, call Janet
Ladner at 943-7044.
CAI: The Three Cups of
Tea Society has suspended
fundraising operations until
further notice. Saturday luncheons
and Monday movies
have also been cancelled.
Some damaging allegations
against Greg Mortenson,
the founder of the Central
Asia Institute, have been
made by author Jon Krakauer
on the “60 Minutes” television
program and in his selfpublished
monogram.
The president and members
of the Three Cups of Tea
Society have been researching
the veracity of these allegations.
To date, they have
been unable to verify the
existence or extent of any
wrongdoing.
Steve Bullock, the attorney
general of Montana, has
launched an investigation
into the finances of the Central
Asia Institute and whether
or not there has been any
wrongdoing.
The Three Cups of Tea
Society will suspend fundraising
operations until more
facts about the allegations
and the operations of the
Central Asia Institute are
known and verified.
Meanwhile, the Three
Cups of Tea Society’s plans
for a potluck luncheon will
continue. Club members in
good standing will meet on
Wednesday, July 13, at 1
p.m. in Multipurpose Room
3 at Gateway. Attendees are
asked to bring a dish of to
feed six people.
The club will provide
wine, soft drinks and paper
goods.
For information, call Sue
De Carlo at 210-1039.
Scholarships will be awarded at brunch meeting
The Atheists and Agnostics Group will show the second of
three Richard Dawkins BBC documentaries featuring Darwin
and his influences past and present at the meeting Thursday, June
16, at 2 p.m. at Creekside Clubhouse. The meeting room will be
determined at that time.
In this second narrative, “The Fifth Ape,” Dawkins explores
more deeply the compelling evidence of evolution as garnered
from archeological and paleontological explorations. With the
fossil records, he shows how modern humans evolved with the
other great apes from a common ancestor and not, as some creationists
argue, from modern apes.
Dawkins is a British ethologist and evolutionary biologist. He
is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University
of Oxford’s professor for public understanding of science
from 1995 until 2008. He is an atheist and humanist, a vice president
of the British Humanist Association and supporter of the
Brights movement.
Visitors are welcome. Come early and greet newcomers.
as some topics warrant two or
more meetings. Members want
to develop a good understanding
of the changing world.
Others are invited to join
this club to consider the human
rights issue, the arms trade of
China and Chinese aspirations
to play an increasingly important
peace keeping role in international
affairs.
For information, contact
Diane Kern at drdkern@att.net
(preferred) or call 933-8766.
Members of the International
Affairs Book Club
are continuing their discussion
of “China’s New Role
in Africa” by Ian Taylor on
Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. in
the Garden Room of Dollar
Clubhouse. Last month
they discussed the first three
chapters of the book and on
June 24 they will discuss the
second half.
This ambitious group takes
its time with selected books
Consider carpooling to popular
Gateway and Del Valle events.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 33
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Reference programs below by titles in capital letters above.
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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
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.
Programs running from June 16 through 22
 Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues Wed 6-16 6-17 6-18 6-19 6-20 6-21 6-22
 6 a.m. POST IT! POST IT! POST IT! POST IT! POST IT! POST IT! POST IT!
 6:30 a.m.
 7 a.m. SPECIALTY ABS CALICANTO DYNATONES CLASSIC BOB JAY 2010 HEALTH
 7:30 a.m. POST IT!
 8 a.m. DYNATONES 2010 HEALTH CLASSIC 2010 HEALTH CIRCUIT SPECIALTY
 8:30 a.m. POST IT! POST IT!
9 a.m. FITNESS FITNESS FITNESS FITNESS FITNESS FITNESS FITNESS
 9:30 a.m. ABS GRF BOARD GRF BOARD ABS CIRCUIT GRF BOARD ABS
 10 a.m. CIRCUIT CIRCUIT ABS CIRCUIT
 10:30 a.m. POST IT! POST IT! POST IT! POST IT!
 11 a.m. DYNATONES SPECIALTY BOB JAY CALICANTO
 11:30 a.m.
Noon BOB JAY POST IT! POST IT! CALICANTO 2010 HEALTH POST IT!
 12:30 p.m. POST IT!
 1 p.m. CIRCUIT CLASSIC CLASSIC SPECIALTY CLASSIC DYNATONES
 1:30 p.m. POST IT! POST IT!
 2 p.m. 2010 HEALTH BOB JAY SPECIALTY CALICANTO 2010 HEALTH DYNATONES ABS
 2:30 p.m. POST IT!
3 p.m. SPECIALTY CALICANTO BOB JAY 2010 HEALTH SPECIALTY 2010 HEALTH
 3:30 p.m. POST IT!
 4 p.m. CALICANTO 2010 HEALTH ABS DYNATONES 2010 HEALTH SPECIALTY
 4:30 p.m. POST IT! POST IT!
 5 p.m. DYNATONES CALICANTO 2010 HEALTH CIRCUIT BOB JAY BOB JAY
 5:30 p.m. POST IT! POST IT!
6 p.m. 2010 HEALTH SPECIALTY BOB JAY CLASSIC POST IT! CLASSIC
 6:30 p.m. POST IT!
 7 p.m. GRF BOARD GRF BOARD CIRCUIT ABS GRF BOARD CALICANTO GRF BOARD
 7:30 p.m. POST IT! POST IT! POST IT!
 8 p.m. DYNATONES SPECIALTY
 8:30 p.m. POST IT!
 9 p.m. CLASSIC CLASSIC CLASSIC CLASSIC CLASSIC CLASSIC CLASSIC
■ ABS/Back strengthening. Exercise. 30 minutes.
Rachael Anderson is a certified Medical Exercise Specialist
(MES), personal trainer and nutrition specialist. In this program
she instructs her viewers using a low-impact workout using
stretching and floor exercises. Anderson is an employee of
GRF and can be scheduled at the Fitness Center for classes and
individual instruction.
■ CIRCUIT Training. Exercise. 30 minutes.
Dino Giannakis is a certified personal trainer and is Muscle
Activation Techniques (MAT) JumpStart certified. He enjoys
focusing one-on-one. In this program he provides beginner
techniques to aerobics, using light weights and chair exercises.
Giannakis is an employee of GRF and can be scheduled for
personal training at the Fitness Center.
■ GRF BOARD Mid-Month Meeting.
The GRF Board is presented with a report from Pound Management
on the Fitness Center expansion, restroom conditions
and tennis facility conditions. The Board also discusses its
2011-2012 goals.
If the GRF Board meeting runs longer than the time slot allows,
all programs following this meeting will be readjusted as
needed.
■ The 2010 HEALTH Care Act. Health. One hour.
Speaker Dr. Li Hsia Wong is a fellow of the American Academy
of Pediatrics, now retired after almost 40 years as a general
pediatrician and family practitioner. Wong has worked almost
entirely in the public sector, most recently at Sutter Hospital and
Alta Bates, giving her much insight on the topic, “The New Affordable
Care Act: What It Offers and What We Need.”
■ The SPECIALTY of Prosthodontics. Health. One hour.
Dr. David L. Pfeifer is part of the John Muir at Rossmoor program.
In this lecture Pfeifer discusses the basic facts about oral
health, identifies the stages of dentistry and speaks about his
specialty, prosthodontics.
■ CALICANTO Singers. Folk music. One hour, 10 minutes.
This program celebrates the 160 anniversary of the discovery
of gold in California. Calicanto Singers specialize in authentic
music from early years of California history. This program offers
a special tribute to the devoted life of the Gold Rush era. The
performing group dresses in period costumes and its music represents
the many cultural groups that lived or came to California.
■ The Rossmoor DYNATONES. Entertainment/Favorites.
One hour.This dynamic group consists of Rossmoor residents
having fun. The musicians are Janet Mollin, piano; Bea Witte,
leader; Don Maynard, bass; Peter Sih, vocals; Lois McKim,
vocals; Jerry Mollin, vocals; Bette Spinrad, banjo; Sal Falanga,
harmonica; Gus Machado, harmonica; Charlie Piazza,
harmonica; and Harry Levy, drums and vocals.
The BOB JAY Trio. Entertainment/Jazz. One hour.
The Bob Jay Trio performs at Fun Day, combining great jazz
with great entertainment. The group consists of Bob Jay on
piano and vocals, Al Coster on drums and Doug Stuart on
acoustic bass. The trio is dedicated to presenting music recreated
note for note from classic recordings; giving the audience a
variety of styles to enjoy; and giving jazz aficionados a chance
to hear their favorite recordings performed live.
Roadrunners
RV Club to
hold June
patio party
PT Cruiser
Club picnic
is tomorrow
The Rossmoor Roadrunners
RV Club will have a patio party
on Thursday, June 23, at 5 p.m.
on the patio at Dollar Clubhouse.
Club members, family
and guests are welcome.
The dinner will be catered
by Englund-Fritz and will
feature barbecued tri tip and
chicken with all the usual
trimmings, salads, dessert
and coffee. Ice and cups will
be provided; bring your own
beverage.
The cost is $20 per person.
Reservation checks, payable
to Rossmoor Roadrunners,
should be sent to Diana
Bunting at 2116 Golden Rain
Road No. 1. Be sure to include
the names of those who will
attend. Bunting must receive
checks no later than Friday,
June 17.
The committee for the
patio party includes Bunting,
Modesto Piazza, Tony
and Sherrie Rorie and Ellen
Duffy.
The Roadrunners go on
three RV trips (“rallies”) each
year. The last rally of 2011 is
from Oct. 23 to 30 at Carmel
by the River RV Park in Carmel
Valley.
For membership information,
contact Judy Nixon,
membership chairwoman, at
933-6175.
The Rossmoor PT Cruiser
Club will have a tailgate
picnic on Thursday, June 16,
at 5:30 p.m. at the Hillside
Clubhouse parking lot.
Chicken, potato salad and
dessert will be furnished.
Members may bring food to
share, their own beverages
and their own chairs and
utensils.
Last month, the club had
a pizza feast at a member’s
home. Members elected club
officers and money was collected
to set the club up as an
official Rossmoor club by the
Recreation Department.
They also decided that annual
dues, from July to June,
will be $10 per member. Attendees
of the tailgate picnic
may bring their dues payment
with them.
Members also decided that
the club will participate in
the Rossmoor Fourth of July
parade. Information will be
given to members at the June
meeting or by mail.
A postcard will be sent to
all members reminding them
of the meeting date; and the
names of the officers, their
phone numbers and e-mail
addresses.
For information, contact
Richard Nicholes, 937-5469.
D=Dollar Clubhouse
G=Gateway Clubhouse
H=Hillside Clubhouse
MPR=Multipurpose Room
DV=Del Valle
C=Creekside
The 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.
2011 SUMMER POOL HOURS/ ALL POOLS OPEN
• Dollar pool is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, except Wednesday, when
it is closed for cleaning until 1 p.m.
• Del Valle pool is open 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Thursday
when it opens at 1 p.m. after cleaning; and 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• Hillside pool is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, except for Tuesday,
when it is closed for cleaning until 1 p.m. Note: The Master’s Swim Program takes
place at Hillside Mondays and Thursdays from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m., so the pool is not
open to other swimmers during that interval.
• Family swim is at Hillside pool on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and weekends and holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is no
family swim on Tuesdays.
• 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.
34 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
9 a.m. Bocce Team Play ................Bocce Courts, H ................................ Bocce Club
9 a.m. Deep Water .......................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Harmonica Practice .............MPR 3, G ....................................Harmonica Club
9 a.m. Keeping Fit Club .................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
9:30 a.m. Farmers Market ..................Parking Lot, G ...........................Recreation Dept.
9:30 a.m. Hands On Quilters ...............Sewing Rm., G .........................Sewing Arts Club
10 a.m. Flexible Yoga ....................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
10 a.m. Hoarders/Clutterers Anon. .....Chess Rm., D .................................... Counseling
10 a.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
10 a.m. Water Exercise ...................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
10:05 a.m. Muscle Movers ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
10:30 a.m. Men’s Cribbage ..................MPR 2, G .....................................Men’s Cribbage
11 a.m. Hanna Somatics .................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Line Dance .......................Fitness Center, DV ..................... Line Dance Club
11:15 a.m. Joint Efforts ......................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
11:30 a.m. Friday Lunch .....................Diablo Rm., H ......................................Rec. Dept.
noon Library Open .....................Library, G ...............................Library Association
12:15 p.m. Twinges in Hinges ...............Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
12:30 p.m. Cardiac Rehab ...................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
12:30 p.m. Chess Play ........................Chess Rm., D .................................... Chess Club
1 p.m. Inter. Players .....................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
1 p.m. Life Drawing .....................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
1 p.m. Mat Science ......................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
1:45 p.m. Int. Folk Dancing ................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
2 p.m. Argentine Tango .................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
3:30 p.m. Beg. Ballroom Dance ...........Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
4 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
4:30 p.m. Int. Ballroom Dance .............Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
6:45 p.m. Partnership Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
7 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
8 p.m. Services ...........................Vista Rm., H ...................................... B’nai Israel
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D, DV, H ......................................Rec. Dept.
8:30 a.m. Open Draw ........................Lawn Bowling Greens, H .......Lawn Bowling Club
8:45 a.m. Trails Club Hike ..................MPR 3, G ............................................ Trails Club
9 a.m. Adv. Players ......................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
9 a.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
10 a.m. Chess Play ........................Chess Rm., D .................................... Chess Club
10 a.m. Hawaii Film Fest ................Peacock Hall, G. ...................... Hawaii State Club
10 a.m. Library Open .....................Library, G ...............................Library Association
10:30 a.m. Dynatones Rehearsal ...........Las Trampas Rm., H ..........................Dyna Tones
11 a.m. Cardio Mix ........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
noon Dominoes .........................MPR 2, G ........................................ Domino Club
noon Meeting ...........................Shasta Rm., DV ................ Massage & Bodywork
12:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge .................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
1 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Hawaii Film Fest ................Peacock Hall, G. ...................... Hawaii State Club
4 p.m. Hawaii Film Fest ................Peacock Hall, G. ...................... Hawaii State Club
4:30 p.m. Moving to Music .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Ballroom Dance .................Sierra Rm., DV ...........................Ballroom Dance
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D, DV, H ......................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
9:30 a.m. B’nai B’rith .......................MPR 1, 2, G .........................................B’nai Brith
10 a.m. St.Luke’s ..........................Diablo Rm., H .......................... St. Luke’s Church
10:30 a.m. Pilgrim Sunday Service ........Vista Rm., H ...................... Pilgrim Cong. Church
10:30 a.m. Sunday Service ..................Delta Rm. A, DV .............. Hope Lutheran Church
11 a.m. TV Methodist Service ...........Peacock Hall, G. ................ Tice Valley Methodist
noon Rummy Play ......................MPR 2, G .............................Progressive Rummy
12:30 p.m. Line Dance .......................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
3 p.m. Hi Intensity Cycle ................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
4 p.m. French Social Group ............MPR 1, G ..............................Cercle Francophone
4 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
6 p.m. Dinner .............................MPR 3, G .............................. Lesbian Social Club
7 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
MONDAY, JUNE 20
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Group Cycle ......................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D, DV, H ......................................Rec. Dept.
7 a.m. ABS Back .........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7:15 a.m. Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ........Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
7:30 a.m. Functional Conditioning ........Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
7:30 a.m. Rhythmrobics ....................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8 a.m. Deep Water .......................Pool, H ................................................Rec. Dept.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D, H ............................................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Strength Circuit ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7 a.m. Pilates Mat Int/Adv ..............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7:15 a.m. Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ........Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
8 a.m. Stretch/Strength .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8:30 a.m. Low Impact Dance ...............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8:30 a.m. Open Draw ........................Lawn Bowling Greens, H .......Lawn Bowling Club
8:45 a.m. Master’s Swim Class ............Pool, H ................................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Adv. Players ......................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
9 a.m. Bocce Team Play ................Bocce Courts, H ................................ Bocce Club
9 a.m. Open Tennis ......................Buckeye Grove Tennis Courts ............Tennis Club
9 a.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
9 a.m. Stitchers ..........................Sewing Rm., G .........................Sewing Arts Club
9:30 a.m. Watercolor ........................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............. Art Association
10 a.m. Qi Gong ...........................Shasta Rm., DV ...........Chinese-American Assoc.
10:30 a.m. Chronic Pain Support Group ...Garden Rm., D ................................... Counseling
11 a.m. Light Stretch .....................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Luncheon .........................Diablo Rm., H ..................................... Lions Club
11 a.m. Mat Science ......................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
noon Fun Day ...........................Sierra Rm., DV ....................................Rec. Dept.
noon Italian Conversation ............MPR 3, G ................................ Ital. Convs. Group
noon Library Open .....................Library, G ...............................Library Association
noon Osteoporosis Class ..............Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
12:30 p.m. Piano by Serena .................Redwood Rm., G .................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Acrylic/Oil Painting .............Art Classroom & Gall., G ............. Art Association
1 p.m. Beg. Players .....................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
1 p.m. Meeting ...........................MPR 1,2, G ....................................Writers Group
1 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Oster/Balance ....................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
1:15 p.m. Bridge .............................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
1:30 p.m. Parkinson Group .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
2 p.m. Atheists/Agnostics ...............Meeting Rm 3, C .. Atheists and Agnostics Group
2:30 p.m. Inter. Tap ..........................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
2:30 p.m. Line Dance .......................Diablo Rm., H ............................ Line Dance Club
4 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
4:30 p.m. Moving to Music/ Beg. ..........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
5 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
5 p.m. Picnic ..............................Picnic Area 1-3, D ...................................Wet Set
5:30 p.m. Moving to Music .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6:15 p.m. Strength Yoga ....................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
6:45 p.m. Circuit Training ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. AA Open Discussion .............Garden Rm., D .................................... AA/Alanon
7 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Duplicate Bridge .................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
7 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Sing A Long ......................MPR 3, G ............................. Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Group Cycle ......................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D, DV, H ......................................Rec. Dept.
7 a.m. ABS Back .........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7:15 a.m. Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ........Las Trampas Rm., H .................... Luk Tung Kuen
7:30 a.m. Rhythmrobics ....................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8 a.m. Deep Water .......................Pool, H ................................................Rec. Dept.
8:30 a.m. Men’s Exercise Class ...........MPR 1, 2, G .......................Men’s Exercise Group
8:45 a.m. Strength ...........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Adv. Players ......................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
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8:15 a.m. Exercise Group ...................Diablo Rm., H ........................... Yang 24 Exercise
8:30 a.m. Men’s Exercise Class ...........MPR 1, 2, G .......................Men’s Exercise Group
8:45 a.m. Master’s Swim Class ............Pool, H ................................................Rec. Dept.
8:45 a.m. Strength ...........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Adv. Players ......................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
9 a.m. Bocce Team Play ................Bocce Courts, H ................................ Bocce Club
9 a.m. Deep Water .......................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Keeping Fit Club .................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
9 a.m. RMUG .............................Delta Rm. A ,B, DV .........Macintosh Users Group
9 a.m. Walk ...............................Court of Flags, G ................................ Trails Club
10 a.m. Discussion ........................Cardroom 1, D ..................................Great Books
10 a.m. Qi Gong ...........................Shasta Rm., DV ...........Chinese-American Assoc.
10 a.m. Water Exercise ...................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
10:05 a.m. Muscle Movers ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Function & Movement ..........Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Light Stretch .....................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
11:15 a.m. Joint Efforts ......................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
noon Library Open .....................Library, G ...............................Library Association
noon Needle Workers ..................Sewing Rm., G .........................Sewing Arts Club
noon Osteoporosis Class ..............Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
12:15 p.m. Twinges in Hinges ...............Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
12:30 p.m. Cardiac Rehab ...................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
12:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge .................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
1 p.m. Inter. Players .....................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
1 p.m. Mat Science ......................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
1:45 p.m. Parkinson’s Group ...............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
2 p.m. Beginning Tap ....................Shasta Rm., DV .....................Happy Hoofers Tap
3 p.m. Piano by Joyce ...................Redwood Rm., G .................................Rec. Dept.
4 p.m. Bal-A-Vis-X .......................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
5 p.m. Flexible Yoga ....................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
6:30 p.m. Dominoes .........................Oak Rm. A, G .................................. Domino Club
7 p.m. AA Open Meeting ................Vista Rm., H ....................................... AA/Alanon
7 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Discussion Group ................MPR 2, G ......................... Unitarian Univ. Society
7 p.m. Meeting ...........................Garden Rm., D .......................LDS Studies Group
7 p.m. Square Dance ....................Las Trampas Rm., H ..............Square Dance Club
7:30 p.m. Yiddish Club ......................MPR 3, G ......................................... Yiddish Club
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D, DV ..........................................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Strength Circuit ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7 a.m. Pilates Mat Int/Adv ..............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7:15 a.m. Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ........Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
8 a.m. Stretch/Strength .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8:15 a.m. Exercise Group ...................Diablo Rm., H ........................... Yang 24 Exercise
8:30 a.m. Low Impact Dance ...............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8:30 a.m. Open Draw ........................Lawn Bowling Greens, H .......Lawn Bowling Club
9 a.m. Activities Council ................Fireside Rm., G .........................Activities Council
9 a.m. Adv. Players ......................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
9 a.m. Bocce Team Play ................Bocce Courts, H ................................ Bocce Club
9 a.m. Ladies’ Pinochle .................MPR 2, G .......................... Men/Women Pinochle
9 a.m. Open Tennis ......................Buckeye Grove Tennis Courts ............Tennis Club
9 a.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
9 a.m. Women’s Cribbage ..............Garden Rm., D ....................... Women’s Cribbage
9:30 a.m. Grace Notes ......................MPR 1, G ..........................................Grace Notes
9:30 a.m. Water Color A.M. ................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............. Art Association
10 a.m. Qi Gong ...........................Shasta Rm., DV ...........Chinese-American Assoc.
10 a.m. T’ai Chi Chih .....................Diablo Rm., H .......................... T’ai Chi Chih Club
10:30 a.m. Ballet Club ........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Gentle Yoga ......................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
11:15 a.m. T’ai Chi Chih .....................Diablo Rm., H .......................... T’ai Chi Chih Club
11:30 a.m. Gait/Balance .....................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
noon Library Open .....................Library, G ...............................Library Association
12:30 p.m. Duplicate Bridge .................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
12:45 p.m. Beginning Line Dance ..........Diablo Rm., H ............................ Line Dance Club
1 p.m. Beg. Players .....................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
1 p.m. Current Events ...................MPR 3, G ............................. Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............. Art Association
1 p.m. Party Bridge ......................Cardroom 1, 2, D ............................. Party Bridge
1 p.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, H ................................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Portrait Drawing .................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
2 p.m. Inter. Tap ..........................Shasta Rm., DV ............................... Hot Flashers
4 p.m. Foreign Film .....................Peacock Hall, G. ...................... Foreign Film Fans
4 p.m. Social Dance .....................Diablo Rm., H ......................... Social Dance Club
4:30 p.m. Moving to Music/ Beg. ..........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
5 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
5:30 p.m. Moving to Music .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6:45 p.m. Circuit Training ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6:45 p.m. Partnership Bridge ..............Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
7 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Hearing Loss Support Group ...Vista Rm., H ........................Counseling Services
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Group Cycle ......................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, DV, H ..........................................Rec. Dept.
7 a.m. ABS Back .........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7:15 a.m. Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ........Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
7:30 a.m. Functional Conditioning ........Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
7:30 a.m. Rhythmrobics ....................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8 a.m. Deep Water .......................Pool, H ................................................Rec. Dept.
8:15 a.m. Exercise Group ...................Diablo Rm., H ........................... Yang 24 Exercise
8:30 a.m. Men’s Exercise Class ...........MPR 1, 2, G .......................Men’s Exercise Group
8:45 a.m. Strength ...........................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8:45 a.m. Trails Club Hike ..................MPR 3, G ............................................ Trails Club
9 a.m. Adv. Players ......................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
9 a.m. Bocce Team Play ................Bocce Courts, H ................................ Bocce Club
9 a.m. Deep Water .......................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Keeping Fit Club .................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
9:30 a.m. Drawing & Painting .............Art Classroom & Gall., G ............. Art Association
9:30 a.m. Duplicate Bridge .................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
9:30 a.m. Knitters and Crocheters ........Sewing Rm., G .........................Sewing Arts Club
9:30 a.m. NCJW Meeting ...................Sierra Rm., DV ...Nat’l Council of Jewish Women
10 a.m. Library Open .....................Library, G ...............................Library Association
10 a.m. Qi Gong ...........................Shasta Rm., DV ...........Chinese-American Assoc.
10 a.m. Water Exercise ...................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
10:05 a.m. Muscle Movers ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Barbecue and Dance ............Sportsmen’s Park ............................. Rotary Club
11 a.m. Function & Movement ..........Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Gentle Yoga ......................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Rotary Luncheon ................Diablo Rm., H ................................... Rotary Club
11:15 a.m. Joint Efforts ......................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
12:15 p.m. Twinges in Hinges ...............Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
12:30 p.m. Cardiac Rehab ...................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Bridge .............................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
1 p.m. Hula ...............................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Inter. Players .....................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
1 p.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
1 p.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D ................................................Rec. Dept.
1:30 p.m. Community Chorus ..............Las Trampas Rm., H .................... Comm. Chorus
1:45 p.m. Beg. Folk Dancing ...............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
2 p.m. Brain Exercise ...................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
3:30 p.m. Spanish Conversation ..........Mtg. Rm. 4, C ....................................... La Charla
3:45 p.m. Ballroom Dance .................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
4 p.m. Art House Movie .................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
4 p.m. Bible Study .......................MPR 1, G .....................Chinese-American Assoc.
4:45 p.m. Ballroom Dance .................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
6:30 p.m. Boomers Meeting ...............Redwood Rm., G ......................Boomers Forever
7 p.m. Alanon .............................MPR 1, G ............................................ AA/Alanon
7 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Art House Movie .................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Digital Camera Group ...........Vista Rm., H ....................................Camera Club
7:30 p.m. Dixieland Jazz Dance-Concert .Sierra Rm., DV ......................Dixieland Jazz Club
7:30 p.m. Rehearsal .........................Diablo Rm., H ........................................Big Band
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
TIME EVENT .............................LOCATION ..........................ORGANIZATION
6 a.m. Fitness Center Opens ...........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, D, H ............................................Rec. Dept.
6 a.m. Strength Circuit ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7 a.m. Pilates Mat Int/Adv ..............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7:15 a.m. Luk Tung Kuen Exercise ........Diablo Rm., H .............................. Luk Tung Kuen
8 a.m. Stretch/Strength .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8:30 a.m. Low Impact Dance ...............Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
8:30 a.m. Open Draw ........................Lawn Bowling Greens, H .......Lawn Bowling Club
8:45 a.m. Master’s Swim Class ............Pool, H ................................................Rec. Dept.
9 a.m. Adv. Players ......................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
9 a.m. Bocce Team Play ................Bocce Courts, H ................................ Bocce Club
9 a.m. Open Tennis ......................Buckeye Grove Tennis Courts ............Tennis Club
9 a.m. Open Workshop ..................Art Studio & Back Rm., G ............ Art Association
9 a.m. Stitchers ..........................Sewing Rm., G .........................Sewing Arts Club
9:30 a.m. Watercolor ........................Art Classroom & Gall., G ............. Art Association
10 a.m. Qi Gong ...........................Shasta Rm., DV ...........Chinese-American Assoc.
11 a.m. Light Stretch .....................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
11 a.m. Mat Science ......................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
noon Fun Day ...........................Sierra Rm., DV ....................................Rec. Dept.
noon Italian Conversation ............MPR 3, G ................................ Ital. Convs. Group
noon Library Open .....................Library, G ...............................Library Association
noon Osteoporosis Class ..............Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
12:30 p.m. Piano by Serena .................Redwood Rm., G .................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Acrylic/Oil Painting .............Art Classroom & Gall., G ............. Art Association
1 p.m. Beg. Players .....................Table Tennis, H .........................Table Tennis Club
1 p.m. Meeting ...........................MPR 1, 2, G ...................................Writers Group
1 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Oster/Balance ....................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
1 p.m. Pool Open ........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
1:15 p.m. Bridge .............................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
1:30 p.m. Parkinson Group .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
2:30 p.m. Inter. Tap ..........................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
2:30 p.m. Line Dance .......................Diablo Rm., H ............................ Line Dance Club
3 p.m. Democrats ........................Fireside Rm., G ...................................Democrats
4 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
4:30 p.m. Moving to Music/ Beg. ..........Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
5 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
5 p.m. Picnic ..............................Picnic Area 1-3, D ...................................Wet Set
5:30 p.m. Moving to Music .................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
6:15 p.m. Strength Yoga ....................Shasta Rm., DV ...................................Rec. Dept.
6:45 p.m. Circuit Training ..................Fitness Center, DV ...............................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. AA Open Discussion .............Garden Rm., D .................................... AA/Alanon
7 p.m. Aquacise ..........................Pool, DV ..............................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Duplicate Bridge .................Oak Rm. A, G .............................................Bridge
7 p.m. Movie ..............................Peacock Hall, G. ..................................Rec. Dept.
7 p.m. Sing A Long ......................MPR 3, G ............................. Acalanes/Rec. Dept.
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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
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rial Palace in San Francisco is a new satire
by Compton and Bennett. It has played
to standing ovations up and down
the East Coast. The three-person, 12-
character, 75-minute revue brings a pathos
and humor to the real issues of aging. It includes
songs such as “Help, I’ve Fallen For
You (and I Can’t Get Up)” and “Hypochondriacal.”
Audiences hear about the perils of
elder-operated autos in “A Ton-and-a-Half
of Cadillac Steel.” Giggle and gasp as one of
the characters, Naomi Lipshitz-YamamotoMurphy,
describes her new digs at “Pelican’s
Last Roost.” The musical has been
featured twice on the BBC, on ABC’s World
Radio and by the Associated Press. “Assisted
Living: The Musical” is the hit show for
everyone who is growing older, or thinking
of doing so someday. The bus leaves Gateway
at 10:45 a.m. and will return around
3:30 p.m. The cost is $79 and includes the
show and a dim sum banquet at the famous
Imperial Palace in Chinatown.
TAKE ME OUT TO THE GIANTS PARK
Tuesday, July 26
Moderate walking
From little league to the major leagues,
from colonial times to the 21st century,
baseball holds a special place in American
life. What goes on in a ballpark before the
team can take the field? Take a “behind-thescenes”
look at AT&T Park, the San Francisco
Giants’ waterfront wonder. It’s the ballpark
where home runs can be “splash hits.”
The breathtaking bay views rival the action
on the field. It is where one of baseball’s
most hallowed franchises plays inside an
architectural landmark. On this tour, go
places only the players and coaches go: the
field warning track, a major league dugout,
visitors’ indoor batting cage, the visitors’
clubhouse, the press box, a luxury suite (All
tour stops are subject to change depending
upon team schedule and area availability.)
After the tour, sit in the ballpark and take
in the amazing scenery, while enjoying a
boxed lunch provided by Boudin Bakery.
After lunch, enjoy free time at the San Francisco
Ferry Building. Roam through the
building or sit out and enjoy the view. The
bus will leave at 9:30 a.m. and return at approximately
4 p.m. The cost is $59.
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES:THE
SUMMER OF SLITHER
Thursday, July 28
Moderate to extensive walking
Experience the California Academy of
Sciences in Golden Gate Park. California
Academy of Sciences is the only place on
the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium,
a natural history museum, and a four-story
rainforest all under one roof. The 412,000-
square-foot structure may be the greenest
museum on the planet, with a 2-½ acre
Living Roof, an expansive solar canopy, an
extensive water reclamation system, and
walls insulated with recycled blue jeans.
Not only is the building, itself, a stunning
architectural achievement but the new
academy contains multiple venues, hundreds
of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000
live animals. Explore the special exhibit
“Snakes and Lizards: The Summer of Slither.”
Located in the forum, this exhibit features
over 60 live snakes and lizards from
five continents. The bus leaves Gateway at
8:30 a.m. and will return around 4:30 p.m.
Cost is $33 for the members of the academy
and $53 for nonmembers.
SAUSALITO
Friday, Aug. 5
Moderate to extensive walking
Take a day off and enjoy the cool ocean
breeze and the ambience of Sausalito,
the unique Bay Area gem. Known for its
natural beauty and breathtaking views,
Sausalito can be visited throughout the
year. Galleries, shops, top-quality restaurants
will enhance the visit even more so.
Wander around town and explore on your
own. There will be an opportunity to visit
the Bay Model (optional) for a self-guided
tour. This unique working hydraulic model
of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento
– San Joaquin River Delta System gives an
introduction and provides an overview of
the bay-delta system at a glance. The bus
will leave Gateway at 9 a.m. and return at
approximately 4 p.m. The cost is $33.
NEW LISTING
GIANTS VS PHILLIES
Sunday, Aug. 7
Moderate Walking
See Major League Baseball’s World
Championship team in action. The San
Francisco Giants take on the Philadelphia
Phillies. The Phillies are off to a fast start in
2011. Amid “World Series or bust” talk after
acquiring pitcher Cliff Lee, the 2011 Phillies
have so far lived up to their lofty expectations.
With Phillies staff including Halladay,
Lee, Hamels and Oswalt, their pitching has
been dominant. The Giants stadium in San
Francisco is called “baseball’s perfect address.”
Enjoy watching the game from the
club-level seats section 232. The bus will
leave at 11:30 a.m. and return at approximately
5:30 p.m. The cost is $83.
NEW LISTING
THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
AT GREYSTONE
Tuesday, Aug. 9
Moderate walking
Enjoy the food and wine culture of the
Napa Valley at the Culinary Institute of
America at Greystone, one of the Napa
Valley’s most historic and majestic properties.
It’s also one of the world’s most
unique and inspiring campuses for culinary
education. A recent major renovation
resulted in a new glass-walled store,
a climate-controlled chocolate lab, a new
Viking teaching kitchen and an interactive
tasting Flavor Bar. Indulge in fine cuisine
with a hosted two-course (appetizer and
main course) lunch at Wine Spectator
Greystone Restaurant. Watch the chefs
at work in the open kitchens, and interact
with students and knowledgeable waitstaff.
Check out “Did You Know?” notes
and “Flash Card.” Learn what makes some
chocolate better tasting than others during
“The Chocolate Experience,” a guided
presentation with chef instructor Stephen
Durfee. Participate in a guided walking
tour of the building and kitchens. In the
lobby, glass exhibit cases display Brother
Timothy’s collection of 1,800 corkscrews.
The brick-walled Vintner’s Hall of Fame is
ringed with 2,200-gallon redwood wine
barrels. Browse Spice Island Marketplace,
brimming with the latest cookbooks,
kitchen tools and chef-worthy cookware.
The bus will leave Gateway at 10 a.m. and
return at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $109.
EXTENDED TRIPS
FOURTH OF JULY IN RENO
July 4 and 5
Celebrate America’s birthday with this
trip to Reno. There will be plenty of time to
play and win with stops at Boomtown and
Red Hawk Indian Casino with cash and food
vouchers included. In Reno the group will
stay at John Ascuaga’s Nugget. On July 4,
visit Virginia City and experience going back
150 years. The 19th-century mining boom
turned Virginia City into the most important
settlements between Denver and San
Francisco. Enjoy the old-fashioned Fourth
of July parade and have lunch on your own.
The evening is free to watch the fireworks at
the Nugget. The cost per person is $245 for
double occupancy ($325 for a single) and
includes two nights deluxe lodging, casino
packages, motorcoach transportation and
luggage handling. A deposit of $50 is due
with application. An itinerary is available at
the Excursion Desk.
LAVENDER FIELDS TO SEQUOIA GROVES
July 19 through 22
Explore Central California (Fresno) on
this exciting new trip from American Stage
Tours. Accommodations for three nights
will be at the Four Points Sheraton in Fresno.
Sample olive oil at Sciabica and Sons
Olive Company and learn how they produce
olive oil. Visit the Forestiere Underground
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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 day-trip 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.
A’S VS. GIANTS
Sunday, June 19
Moderate walking
Spend a day at the ballpark as the Excursion
Desk offers a trip to see World
Champion San Francisco Giants take on the
Oakland A’s at the McAfee Coliseum in Oakland.
Don’t miss a chance to see the Bay
Area’s two Major League Baseball teams
compete against each other in this interleague
battle. Will the Giants repeat their
thrill-packed 2010 championship season?
See the Giant’s all-star pitching staff including
multiple Cy Young Award winner
Tim Lincecum and the exciting bearded Brian
Wilson. The Oakland A’s pitching staff
features Trevor Cahill, who was tied for
fourth in the American League with 18 wins
last season. Newly acquired slugger Hideki
Matsui will bring some needed power to the
A’s lineup. Lower box seats (section 127).
The bus will leave at 11:30 a.m. and return
at approximately 5 p.m. The cost is $79.
CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA
Monday, June 27 and Wednesday, July 20
Moderate to extensive walking
Carmel is one of the most endearing
seaside towns of the West Coast. It is carefully
nurtured with artistic ambience. It is
tidy and almost impossibly tasteful in its
collection of landscaped cottages, elegant
lodging and upscale restaurants. The community
covers one square mile, but most
visitors find themselves mainly in its center,
the stretch of Ocean Avenue that inches
downward from Junipero Avenue to the
white-sand beach, and the colorful side
streets that radiate off it. Rossmoor’s Excursion
Desk is offering the opportunity to
spend a leisure day in Carmel. The bus will
depart Gateway at 8 a.m. and return around
6 p.m. The cost is $45.
AN EVENING WITH JOHNNY MATHIS
Monday, June 27
Minimal walking
Universally hailed as one of the greatest
male vocalists of all time, the legendary
Johnny Mathis will perform a rare concert
at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
In 2006, Mathis celebrated 50 years of his
musical career that he started at age 19.
He won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy
in 2003, has received three Grammy nominations,
and has twice been inducted into
the Grammy Hall of Fame. Enjoy his velvety,
honey-soaked vocals as he sings his classic
hits “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,”
“Wonderful! Wonderful!,” “The Twelfth of
Never,” “Misty” and “A Certain Smile,” as
well as a mix of jazz and classic standards
and the best songs from Broadway musicals.
The bus leaves Gateway at 6:15 p.m.
and will return around 11. Cost is $107.
PICASSO AT THE DE YOUNG
Wednesday, June 29; Thursday, July 7;
Friday, July 15
Extensive walking
The de Young Museum in San Francisco
hosts an extraordinary exhibition of more
than 100 masterpieces by Spanish artist
Pablo Picasso from the permanent collection
of Paris’s world-renowned Musée National
Picasso. The once-in-a-lifetime exhibition,
made possible only because of the
temporary closure of the Musée Picasso
until 2012 for extensive renovations, comprises
paintings, sculptures, drawings, and
prints drawn from every phase of the artist’s
career.The works on view demonstrate
the wide range of artistic styles and forms
that the artist mastered, including: Celestina
(1904), from the artist’s Blue Period;
Two Brothers (1906), from the Rose Period;
Expressionist studies for Les Demoiselles
d’Avignon (1907); the Cubist Man with a
Guitar (1911), the Neoclassical Portrait of
Olga (1917), the artist’s wife; the protoSurrealist
Two Women Running on a Beach
(1922); Portrait of Dora Maar (1937), the
artist’s lover and famed French artist; six
Surrealist bronze heads of the artist’s mistress,
Marie-Thérèse Walter; the Head of a
Bull (1942) fabricated from a bicycle seat
and handlebars; the bronze Goat (1950);
the six life-size bronze Bathers (1956); and
the late self-portrait The Matador (1970).
Join us for a private docent-led tour of this
special exhibit. The bus leaves Gateway at 7
a.m. and will return around 1:30 p.m. Cost
is $55 (member discount is not available).
STEAM TRAINS AND BIG TREES
Tuesday, July 12
Moderate walking
Ride into the past on a 19th century
Roaring Camp steam train and see California’s
towering redwood forests. The
Rossmoor Railroad Club is cosponsoring
this full-day event with Rossmoor Excursion
Desk. Roaring Camp in Felton (Santa
Cruz County) is a re-creation of a vintage
logging camp, complete with a steam locomotive
pulling four or five passenger
cars, some open and some closed. This Big
Trees narrow-gauge railroad’s steam engines
date from 1890 and carry passengers
through a grove of giant California coastal
redwoods that were preserved for posterity
in 1867. Take a roundtrip ride over trestles
and up steep and winding grades to the
summit of Bear Mountain. Along the way,
the conductor in vintage uniform shares
interesting facts about the history of Roaring
Camp, the railroad, and the forest. Atop
Bear Mountain, the train makes a brief stop
at Cathedral Grove before returning to the
Roaring Camp grounds. After the ride, enjoy
an included hosted barbecue lunch of
chicken and ribs at the reserved picnic area
followed with free time to stroll through and
visit vintage shops and the nifty souvenir
general store. The bus, with Ralf Parton as
the escort, will leave Gateway at 8:30 a.m.
and return at approximately 4 p.m. The cost
is $67 and includes all of the above.
CLINE WINE AND JAZZ FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 16
Moderate walking
Enjoy great music, dancing, great wine
and great food at the Cline Wine and Dixieland
Jazz Festival. The setting and facilities
at the Cline Cellars Winery in Sonoma are
perfect for a summer afternoon, listening
or dancing to many of the San Francisco
Bay Area’s finest Dixieland/ragtime/blues
musicians at four different venues at the
winery with plenty of places to sit down. Invited
bands: Black Diamond Blue Five, Devil
Mountain Jazz Band, Golden Gate Rhythm
Machine, Jambalaya Big Swing Band,
Natural Gas Jazz Band, Royal Society Jazz
Orchestra, Zinfandel Stompers. Other performers:
Ray Skjelbred, Frederick Hodges,
Marty Eggers, Virginia Tichenor, Tom Brier
and Bob Hirsch. The Cline Cellars tasting
room will be open during the festival and
those wearing the festival badge will be
granted a 15 percent discount on wine purchases.
Food and drinks will be available
to purchase. Or bring a picnic. Make sure
to visit the California Mission Museum and
see the California mission models that were
built for the World’s Fair at Treasure Island
in 1939. Designed to scale, all are faithful
representations of the original missions,
and are finely detailed down to the shrubbery
and the figures utilized. The bus will
leave Gateway at 9:45 a.m. and return at 6
p.m. The cost is $57.
“ASSISTED LIVING: THE MUSICAL”
Saturday, July 23
Minimal walking
“Assisted Living: The Musical” at ImpeExcursions
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nean complex of patios, grottos and garden
courts interconnecting with passage
ways that encircle the living quarters built
to escape the brutal Fresno summer heat. A
refreshing lavender tour at the Squaw Valley
Herb Gardens precedes a visit to Kings
Canyon National Park. Tour guide Jackie
Weiner, author of “Timely Exposures,” will
entertain with foothill facts and mountain
mysteries. Savor a box lunch under the
Big Trees and take an easy walk through
the Grant Grove. Lunch at Erwin Street Inn
follows organ concerts at two churches
in Hanford. The Antique Farm Equipment
Museum showcases fully restored antique
tractors, implements and other equipment
used while working on the range and
farm. Dinner at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater
includes the production “The Drowsy
Chaperone.” The trip home includes a stop
at Castle Air Museum that displays 53 restored
World War II, Korean War and Cold
War era aircrafts, as well as photographs,
uniforms and war memorabilia. Hosted
lunch at the Barnwood Restaurant and a
mystery stop conclude the trip. The cost
per person, double occupancy, is $625
($725 for single) and includes three nights
deluxe lodging, six meals, touring per itinerary,
motorcoach transportation and luggage
handling. A deposit of $100 is due
with application (incorrect price was given
in last week’s News). An itinerary is available
at the Excursion Desk.
EXPERIENCE SOUTHERN OREGON
Aug. 7 through 12
Experience the beauty of Southern Oregon.
Accommodations for five nights will
be at the Holiday Inn Express in Central
Point, Oregon. Visit the Great Cats World
Park. Meet the keepers and see behind the
scenes. Enjoy a hosted lunch at Taylor’s
Country Store. Visit Cary’s Chocolates and
cool down aboard the Hellgate Jetboat on
the Rogue River. Travel down river to Hellgate
Canyon before having a family-style
dinner overlooking the Rogue River. Visit
Alpaca Ranch. Travel to the historic town
of Jacksonville to explore the town and
browse in the shops. Enjoy a hosted dinner
at the Original Roadhouse. Travel to
Ashland for a performance of the rollicking
operetta “The Pirates of Penzance.” Take in
the sites of Crater Lake and learn about the
lake at the visitor center and enjoy a hosted
lunch at the historic Crater Lake Lodge.
Stop at Butte Creek Mill and this original
water-powered grist mill at work. Browse in
the antique store nearby. The following day,
stop by Harry and David’s for a guided tour.
Enjoy a hosted lunch at McGrath’s Fish
House before visiting Dogs for the Deaf.
Learn how rescued dogs are trained to act
as the eyes and ears for people who are
hearing impaired. Visit the Rogue Creamery,
a chocolate factory and wine tasting
room. Enjoy a hosted lunch at the Tail ‘O
the Whale overlooking Shasta Lake. Stop
at the Olive Pit to sample and purchase
their famous olives. The cost is $1,095 per
person double occupancy, $1,395 single
and includes five nights deluxe lodging, 12
meals, extensive sightseeing per itinerary,
motorcoach transportation, and luggage
handling. A deposit of $200 per person is
due at application. Balance is due no later
than June 24.
GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Aug. 10 through 18
See the spectacular sights the Great Pacific
Northwest on an eight-day tour that
starts in Seattle with breakfast at the Space
Needle, offering incredible views. Enjoy a
Seattle city tour featuring the scenic University
of Washington, historic Pioneer
Square and the famous Pike Place Market.
Board a British Columbia ferry bound for
the city of Victoria for a two-night stay.
Visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens
and stroll among 50 acres of floral gardens,
fountains and meandering paths. Enjoy a
Victoria city tour and the city’s turn-ofthe-century
charm. Stroll the waterfront
or shop in the downtown heritage district.
Next, ferry through the Gulf Islands en
route to Vancouver for a three-night stay.
Excursions
Continued from page 36
SPECIAL EVENTS & MOVIES
F R O M T H E R E C R E A T I O N D E P A R T M E N T
Experience a Vancouver city tour including
Stanley Park, Chinatown and Gastown.
There will be a free day to explore Vancouver.
Board the Whistler Mountaineer Train
for a three-hour premier rail journey from
North Vancouver to Whistler. Later, motorcoach
back to Vancouver. The cost per person
double occupancy is $2,249. A deposit
of $300 per person is due with reservation
form to secure reservations. Final payment
is due May 27. An itinerary is available at
the Excursion Desk.
SWISS HIGHLIGHTS
Sept. 8 through 15
Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Switzerland
featuring Zermatt, Bern and
Montreux on this unforgettable excursion.
The journey begins in Montreux and stay
for six nights at the elegant Fairmount
Montreux Palace, a deluxe five-star rated
historic hotel overlooking Lake Geneva and
the French Alps. Enjoy a Geneva City tour to
see the Jet d’Eau, the famous Flower Clock
and the United Nations Building. Tour the
12th century Chateau de Chillon, a castle
on Lake Geneva made famous by Lord Byron.
Drive along the “Corniche,” a steep
and narrow road leading through vineyard
villages to experience a Swiss wine tasting
and dinner at a local restaurant. Travel
through the impressive Rhone Valley, highlighting
orchards and vineyards, and arrive
in Tasch to board a Cogwheel Railway
for the trip to the famous car-free Alpine
resort Zermatt, situated at the foot of the
Matterhorn. Visit Bern, the capital city of
Switzerland featuring cobblestone streets
and shops under medieval arches. See the
famous Bear Pits, the House of Parliament,
the Rose Garden and the Cathedral. Stop
in Interlaken, a charming city famous for
its woodcarvings, situated between the
lakes of Brienz and Thun and surrounded
by mountain scenery. Travel by train to the
small resort village of Gstaad. Later board
a motorcoach and travel to Gruyeres, a
hilltop town famous for a 12th century
castle. Visit a Swiss cheese dairy and enjoy
dinner in Montreux. An optional France
and Italy tour are available. The excursion
begins with a visit to the ski resort town
of Chamonix. Travel via the Mont Blanc
Tunnell into Italy and pass through Italian
villages with views of the Alps. Return to
Montreux and enjoy a farewell dinner. This
tour includes round-trip airfare and transfers
from SFO, 10 meals, professional tour
director, deluxe motorcoach, admissions
and sightseeing per itinerary, baggage handling,
hotel transfers and international air
departure taxes. An itinerary is available at
the Excursion Desk. The cost per person,
double occupancy is $3,299 ($700 single
supplement). A deposit of $500 is due with
application.
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 Orleans-style 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. Immerse yourself
in Memphis’ energetic musical scene and
feast on southern cuisine on world-famous
Beale Street. On a unique tour, local musicians
board the coach and tell the story
of Memphis’ musical heritage and history.
Visit Graceland, the 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 week by
dancers and revelers. The cost per person,
double occupancy is $2,149; single $2,649.
Price includes all airport transfers, roundtrip
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.
HAWAII CRUISE
Oct. 22 to 31
It’s time to get on board for a 10-day
cruise/tour featuring an eight-day cruise on
board the gorgeous Pride of America. The
trip will feature the following ports of call:
Kahului, Hilo, Kona, Nawiliwili and Honolulu.
The Pride of America is a vibrant Americana-themed
ship full of freestyle choices.
It also includes 11 restaurants, nine bars
and lounges and views of Hawaii’s waterfalls,
beaches and volcanoes. Board ship in
Honolulu for the first destination of Kahului,
Maui. Explore the town of Lahaina or walk
along a pristine beach. The next stop will be
Hilo, a city that is like one giant greenhouse
with spectacular flowers at every turn.
See Kona, which offers the quintessential
Hawaii experience. The lovely Nawiliwili,
Kauai, port is the gateway to what many believe
to be Hawaii’s most beautiful island.
Disembark in Honolulu, Oahu, and check in
to the Marriott Hotel for two nights. Visit
the Hawaii Plantation Village and the National
Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Prices start from $2,550 per person, which
will include a seven-night cruise including
all meals and entertainment aboard ship, a
two-night stay at the Marriott, round- trip
airfare from the Bay Area to Honolulu, port
taxes, government fees and Hawaii tax,
and Travel Guard Cancellation Insurance.
Receive one bottle of wine per cabin and
$25 per person shipboard credit. A $500
deposit is due with application. Final payment
is due by July 27. Stop by the Excursion
Desk for an 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.
FUN DAY
Thursday, June 16
Vocalist Richard Fey and pianist Miles
Graber will perform at Fun Day in the Sierra
Room at Del Valle at noon. Stay after
the show and play bingo for the benefit
of Friends of Meals on Wheels. This free
event is open to all residents and their
guests.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MOVIE
Thursday and Friday, June 16-17
The 2010 documentary “Client 9: The
Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer” will be
shown in Peacock Hall at Gateway on
Thursday at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. and on Friday
at 10 a.m., 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The showings
at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. will feature language
captions. This film is 117 minutes
long and is rated R. This free program is
open to all residents and their guests.
SUNDAY FUNNIES
Sunday, June 19
The 1993 comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire”
starring Robin Williams 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 125 minutes
long and is rated PG-13. This free program
is open to all residents and their guests.
ART HOUSE MOVIE
Wednesday, June 22
The 2007 drama “Starting Out in the
Evening” 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 111 minutes long and is rated
PG-13. This free program is open to all
residents and their guests.
FLEA MARKET
Saturday, June 25
The Rossmoor Flea Market part 2 will
take place at the Gateway Clubhouse
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 75 Rossmoor
resident vendors will have a wide variety
of items for sale in the Fireside and Oak
Rooms. Café Mocha will have food available
for sale in the plaza area starting at
10:30 a.m. This free event is open to all
residents and their guests.
BURDICK DUO IN CONCERT
Monday, June 27
French horn player Richard Burdick
and pianist Dora Burdick will present a
program of classical music in the Fireside
Room at Gateway at 2 p.m. Included in the
program will be a variety of works from
18th-to 20th-century composers such as
Bach, Beethoven, Handel and Max Bruch.
Concluding the program will be the overture
from the 1947 musical “Finian’s Rainbow.”
This free program is sponsored by
the Recreation Department and is open to
all residents and their guests.
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.
See next pages for Club Trips
and Arts and Leisure listings
38 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
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 specific 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.
RED HAWK CASINO
Wednesday, June 22
The Singlaires Club invites all to join this
trip to the Red Hawk Casino in Placerville.
The bus leaves Gateway at 9:30 a.m. for a
five-hour stay and returns at 6 p.m. The
cost is $30 with a return casino bonus of
$15. The trip is open to the community and
reservations are necessary. Call Elsie Napoli
at 937-6290.
THUNDER VALLEY WITH
THE CITY OF HOPE – FIVE-HOUR TRIP
Thursday, July 7
Join in the fun at Thunder Valley Casino
and support cancer research at the City of
Hope. Stay five 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
$10 play and $5 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.
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 Silverton 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 escorted from Rossmoor by
Ralf Parton, president of the Railroad Club.
For information, call 256-7078 or drop in at
the Excursion Desk at Gateway.
NAPA WITH THE GOLDEN STATE CLUB
Tuesday, July 27
The Golden State Club has planned its
third annual day trip to Napa. The group will
leave by chartered bus from Gateway at 9:30
a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. Visit Uncorked
at Oxbow for a hosted wine tasting and leave
for lunch at 11:45 a.m. The lunch will be at
Zin’s Valley in Napa and there will be three
entrée choices including dessert and coffee,
tea or soda. After lunch, there will be
time for shopping at Oxbow Public Market
and the bus will depart at 3:30 p.m. The cost
for lunch, transportation and wine tasting is
$68 per person. The three lunch entrees will
be will be listed on the flyer and the flyers
will be in the Golden State box at Gateway
or call Nancy Sealy, trip coordinator, at 933-
3480. The deadline for reservations is June
28. Members of the club have first priority,
so get checks in early. Return the flyer with
a lunch choice and check made payable to
Schraders’ Tours. Checks may be placed it
in the Golden State Club box at Gateway or
mailed to Nancy Sealy at 1232 Skycrest Drive
No.5. Cancellations between July 10 and 24
should go to Cheryl Walker at 938-7844.
RENO WITH FRIENDS OF ANIMALS
Aug. 23 and 24
Friends of Animals of Rossmoor and
guests leave Gateway at 9 a.m. There will
be a half-hour stop at Carl’s Jr. in Auburn,
then a stop at John Ascuagas Nugget. The
group will spend the night at the Silver Legacy.
The next day, head to Cal Neva. Depart
Reno, and make a half-hour stop at Carl’s
Jr., then non-stop home. The cost for double
occupancy is $88 each; single is $110. Make
checks payable to Phyllis Jacobs, 1537 Canyonwood
Court No. 7. Or call 932-8229 for
information. The deadline is Aug. 1
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 five 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, snow-capped 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 e-mail
him at RPArtTours@aol.com for a colored
flyer and itinerary or pickup material at the
Railroad Club’s mailbox at Gateway.
F R O M R O S S M O O R C L U B S
CLUB TRIPS
A R O U N D T H E B A Y A R E A
ARTS & LEISURE
ALLEGRO BALLROOM, 5855 Christie Ave.,
Emeryville, offers free dance instruction with a tea dance
afterward to those 65 years and older on Mondays from 1
to 4 p.m. During June, Frank Flores will teach nightclub
two-step for all levels. For information, call Ray or Lydia
Wong at 510-655-2880.
BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE presents “Let
Me Down Easy,” which examines the body and the body
politic as only Anna Deavere Smith can. The show runs
through June 26 at the theater located at 2025 Addison
Street, Berkeley. Smith uses a unique performance style
to introduce a rodeo rider, a prize fighter and an altruistic
doctor. Together their voices tell a story about vulnerability
of the human body and the resilience of the spirit. For
tickets, call 510-647-2949, or go to www.berkeleyrep.org.
BUTTERFIELD 8 THEATER Presents “Lady
Windermere’s Fan” by Oscar Wilde through June 26.
The play satirizes the morals of Victorian society.
Performances are at 1835 Colfax St. in Concord. Senior
tickets are $12 and may be purchased at the door or by
calling 800-838-3006.
CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER Company
presents “Titus Andronicus,” an early Shakespeare drama
about revenge upon revenge, through June 26 at the Bruns
Amphitheater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way,
off Highway 24 in Orinda. Tickets are $35 and $66 with
a senior discount available. Go to www.calshakes.org or
call 510-548-9666.
CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY presents “Blues
in the Night,” through June 25 at the Lesher Center for the
Arts in Walnut Creek. Enjoy the songs of Duke Ellington,
Benny Goodman and Bessie Smith at this dynamic, jazzy,
blues-drenched musical that features 26 hot and torchy
blues songs from the 1920s through the 1930s. The Lesher
Center is located at 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
For tickets, call 943-7469 or go to the website at www.
lesherartscenter.com.
CONTRA COSTA CHILDREN’S CHORUS presents
“Broadway Highlights” June 30 at 7 p.m. at the Del Valle
Theater, located at the Acalanes Adult Education Center,
1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek.
FESTIVAL OPERA opens its 20th anniversary season
on July 9 with the production of “La Traviata,” featuring
the company debut of Rebecca Davis performing Violetta
and Andrew Whitfield as Alfredo. Verdi’s opera will
be performed on July 9, 12 and 15 at 8 p.m. and July 17
at 2 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic
Drive, Walnut Creek. Tickets are $39 to $100 and can be
purchased online at lestherartscenter.org or by calling
943-SHOW.
HEARST ART GALLERY at Saint Mary’s College,
Moraga, presents “Gift of the Gods. Exploring Maize,
Culture and Indigenous Art in the Americas.” The exhibit
ends June 19.
JEWISH FOLK CHORUS of San Francisco presents
the 85th annual Concert of Yiddish Music on June 26 at
2:30 p.m. at the Jewish Community High School of the
Bay, 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco. The suggested donation
is $12 for general admission and $6 for those 65 and older.
For information, go to www.jewishfolkchorussf.org or
call 415-239-1725.
LAMPLIGHTERS present the Gilbert and Sullivan
comic opera, “HMS Pinafore,” July 22, 23 and 24 at the
Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut
Creek. Call 943-7469 or go to www.lesherartscenter.org.
RUTH BANCROFT GARDEN, 1552 Bancroft Road,
Walnut Creek, presents the 17th annual Sculpture in the
Garden June 17 through July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Senior admission is $7 and free to dads on Father’s Day,
June 18. Kickoff weekend, June 17 and 18, features an arts
and crafts marketplace. A preview party is June 17 from
5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be music by the Jobert Jazz Trio
along with wine from Shadowbrook and Vianno wineries
and food from Patrick David’s. Tickets are $75 and must
be purchased in advance. Call 210-9663.
SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE Performing Arts
Department presents the Atlantic Brass Quintet June 18
at 8 p.m. in the college chapel, 1928 St. Mary’s Road,
Moraga. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.
For information, call 631-4670.
SUMMER JAZZ SERIES features free live jazz on
Thursdays in July from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Broadway Plaza
in the Stafford’s restaurant parking lot. The featured
musicians include Chieli Minucci on July 7; Jeff Kashiwa,
July 14; and Brenda Russell, July 21. For information, go
to the events page at www.broadwayplaza.com.
SUMMER WINE WALK in downtown Walnut Creek is
June 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. Stroll through downtown Walnut
Creek while sipping wine and listening to live music played
by local musicians. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the
day of the event. Go to www.walonutcreekdowntown.com
or call 933-6778.
TOWN HALL THEATER presents Shakespeare’s
“Twelfth Night,” the final show of the 2010-11 main-stage
season, through June 25 at the Town Hall Theater, 3535
School Street, Lafayette. This is a Shakespeare comedy
about a mistaken identity with comic subplots and lots of
characters. For tickets, call 283-1557 or go to www.thtc.
org.
WALNUT CREEK CONCERT BAND along with
guest artist Mary Fettig present a summer performance,
“American Music Festival,” July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
The band will celebrate American composers, including
Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, and saxophonist Rudy
Wiedoeft. Tickets are from $14 to $17. Call 943-7469 or
go to www.lesherartscenter.org.
WALNUT CREEK CONCERT BAND will present a
free Fourth of July concert at 6 p.m. July 4 at the Civic Park
gazebo. For information, go to www.walnutcreekband.
org.
WILLOWS THEATRE Company presents “King O’ the
Moon” June 20 through July 17 at the Willows Theater in
the Willows Shopping Center in Concord. The story of a
family entangled in each other’s problems takes place in
the 1960s as Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon. For
tickets, call 798-1300 or go to www.willowstheatre.com.
End-of-Life Issues
Club meets at Hillside
Massage and Bodywork
Club meets in Shasta Room
The End-of-Life Issues Club (EOLI)
will meet Thursday, June 30, at 2 p.m.,
in the Las Trampas Room at Hillside
Clubhouse.
This meeting will continue the discussion
from last time, when several
members spoke about their personal
experiences of hospitals ignoring terminal
loved ones’ advanced medical
directives. The result was that the dying
patients were overtreated, overmedicated,
suffered needlessly and incurred
excessive medical costs.
Light refreshments will be served.
EOLI discussion meetings are for members
only, but applications will be available
at the door for residents wishing to
join the club.
Dues for the remainder of 2011 have
been reduced to $5.
For information, contact Eve Segal,
705-7124, or evesegal@mac.com.
The Massage and Bodywork Club
will be meeting on Saturday, June 18,
at noon in the Shasta Room, upstairs at
Del Valle Clubhouse. This is an opportunity
to learn about different types of
massage and bodywork and receive free
15-minute sessions so that attendees
may find the right therapist for them.
Each therapist will briefly explain
what he or she does. Then members can
sign up for a session in the order that
they check in.
The sessions will start about 12:30
p.m. Once attendees have had a session,
they can sign up for another.
Membership is open to all residents
and annual dues are $5. All sessions are
done fully clothed; dress appropriately.
For information, visit the website at
www.rossmoorbodywork.com or contact
Carl Brown at 287-9993.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 39
Camera Club announces winners of nature, journalism and creative
By Lynn Letteris
Club Correspondent
The Camera Club encourages
its members to submit
their work in twice-a-month
competitions. Many members
find their creative processes enhanced
by participating in this
activity.
There are five categories
under which a member may
present images. On the first
Wednesday of each month,
the category is pictorial, and a
member may submit as many as
three photographs for judging.
On alternate fourth Wednesdays
of the month, the categories
are journalism/travel or nature/creative,
and two entries in
each category are allowed.
A member may enter images
either digitally (where
their work is shown on a large
screen) or under the category of
prints (where the actual physical
print is entered.)
An experienced judge is hired
to critique the members’ presentations.
Members who enter
their photographic efforts acquire
points if their images are
“winners.” Thereafter, with each
successful submission, the members’
earned points are computed
towards upgrading their ranking:
beginning with basic, then as
they advance, intermediate, advanced
and masters.
All judge’s comments are
anonymous, so any who have
entered their work are in a comfort
zone. Many members, even
those not competing, attend the
meetings to learn more about
the art of photography. Comments
are not technical and are
easy to understand.
Nonmembers are especially
invited to these informative and
entertaining evenings.
This event’s judge was Kenna
Mawk, who has been a photographer
for about 20 years. She
has augmented her skills by
taking photography courses at
DeAnza College and UC Santa
Cruz. She is a veteran in N4C
activities and has been asked
to judge here in Rossmoor frequently.

Mawk works with digital
photography using a Canon
20D camera and is a veteran
working with slides and prints.
Her philosophy is that a photograph
is an art form reflecting
the personal expression of the
individual.
Winning photographers in
digital are as follows:
Nature
Basic: first place, Angie Martin
for “Aggressive Humming
Bird”; second and third, Hamid
Kasmai, “Carabou Herd” and
“Haines Glacier”
Intermediate: first place, Bill
Rauch for “Mushroom”; second,
Norman Nielsen, “Canadian
Geese” and third, Rauch,
“White Fairy Lantern”
Advanced: first place and
best in show, Kathy Konesky
for “Big Horn Sheep” ; second,
Tim Christoffersen, “American
Avocet” and third, Sean McDonough,
“Duck and Duckling”
Creative
Basic: first place, Martin for
“Taken at the Gym”; second,
Florence Spanier, “The Arrangement”
and third, Mike
Portnoff, “Judgement Day”;
honorable mention, Joan Wise,
“Nocturnal Fantasy”
Intermediate: first place,
Hetta Malone for “Spring Runoff”;
second, Arlita Smith, “The
Eye of the Spider” and third,
Rauch, “The Grand Canal”
Advanced: first place and
best in show, Kathy Konesky
for “Two Canoes”; second,
Victoria Richardson, “Culvinear”
and third, Lynn Letteris,
“Global Warming”; honorable
mention, Ojars Kratins,
“Drizzly Morning”
Winning photographers in
prints are as follows:
Journalism/prints
Intermediate: first place,
Ken Wise for “Learning the
Trade”; second, Rauch, “Delivered
by Hand” and third,
Rauch, “Venice, Italy”
Advanced: first place, McDonough
for “Title Fight”;
second, McDonough, EBMUD
Going Solar” and third, Mike
Portnoff, “Can’t Believe”
The Camera Club extends
an invitation to all Rossmoor
residents, both beginning and
experienced photographers or
anyone who would like to learn
a new art form. Meetings are
held every Wednesday evening
at 7:30 in the Vista Room at
Hillside, with members gathering
early for conversation.
For information, call Stan or
Carol Scott at 934-9998.
“Learning the Tourist Trade,” by Ken Wise “Big Horn Sheep,” by Kathy Konesky
“This Hummingbird,” by Angie Martin “Two Canoes,” by Kathy Konesky
“Mushroom,” by Bill Rauch “Spring Run-Off,” by Hetta Malone
ROSSMOOR FARMERS MARKET: The Rossmoor Farmers Market
is held every Friday from May through October in the Gateway
parking lot from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Purchase locally grown fruits and
vegetables, heirloom produce, roasted chickens and spicy tamales.
40 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
RELIGION
RELIGIOUS SERVICES
RELIGIOUS SERVICES
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
B’NAI ISRAEL CONGREGATION
Friday Evening Service 8 p.m.
Vista Room–Hillside Clubhouse
For information call
932-4592 or 274-0304
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
287-1500
ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Service 10 a.m.,
Diablo Room, Hillside,
Rector: the Rev. Anne Cox Bailey
937-4820 (Office)
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
Worship: 10:30 a.m. each Sunday
Delta Room, Del Valle Clubhouse
For info, call the church office:
709-4673
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. 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
TO ADVERTISE YOUR RELIGIOUS SERVICES,
CALL DARLENE AT 988-7809
A T R O S S M O O R
N E A R B Y
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST
SOCIETY OF ROSSMOOR
Weekly Emailed Sermons • 3 Monthly Meetings
Call Tom Mesetz 939-2132 (Sermons)
or Joy Hicks 939-3316 (Meetings)
SAINT JOHN’S ANGLICAN MISSION
Sunday Worship 11 a.m., Santa Maria Church Chapel, Orinda 925-386-6393
info@saintjohnsanglican.org www.saintjohnsanglican.org http://anglicanchurch.net
Hannelore Kutz
August 07, 1926 – June 01, 2011
 Hannelore Kutz, age 84, passed
away peacefully in Sacramento,
California on June 01, 2011. Born
in Magdeburg, Germany, Hannelore
came to San Francisco with her late
husband Walter Georg Kutz and their
two sons in 1964. She was educated
as a Kindergarten teacher and after
coming to America she successfully
owned and operated a residential care
home for the elderly until her retirement
in 1977. In 1979 she moved to
Rossmoor and enjoyed living there
with her companion Gordon Spencer, until a very recent move to
Merrill Gardens Assisted Living in Citrus Heights, California. For
many years Hannelore gave her time teaching exercise classes to
fellow residents in Rossmoor.
 Hannelore is survived by her loving, caring companion of more
than thirty years, Gordon Spencer, her son Klaus Ulrich Kutz and
his wife Jennifer, her son Roland Kutz and his wife Terri, and her
grandchildren Lance Kutz, Marcus Kutz, Allison Button, and Brandon
Kutz, and her great granddaughters Cailyn and Hayden Kutz.
 Hannelore was a loving and caring person who enjoyed
people, culture, theater, opera, music, dancing and travel. She
lived a full and rewarding life, with her family as her focus.
Her bubbly personality and warm smile will always be in
our minds and hearts.
Hannelore was an active member of The German
Ladies General Benevolent Society since 1971 and
it was her wish, that a donation may be made to
the organization in lieu of flowers (PO Box 27101,
San Francisco, Ca 94127).
A celebration of Hannelore’s life will be held at the
Fireside Room in the Gateway Center in Rossmoor,
Walnut Creek on Sunday, June 26, 2011 from
three to five in the afternoon.
PAID OBITUARY
925-588-5108
NAUTILUS SOCIETY
Welcomes New Consultant:
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CONGREGATIONAL
Rossmoor Pilgrim Congregational
Church’s Sunday
worship service will be held
June 19 at 10:30 a.m. in the
Vista Room at Hillside Clubhouse.
A social time will be
held after the service. A cordial
invitation is extended to all to
participate in the activities of
the Rossmoor Pilgrim Congregational
Church. For information
or for pastoral concerns,
call 287-1500.
LUTHERAN
Hope Lutheran Church
invites everyone to gather for
a spirited liturgical worship
service in the Delta Room
at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, June
19. Pastor Jack Niemi will be
speaking on Matthew 28:16-
20. Bob Lindahl will be the organist,
and Don Gurley serves
as cantor.
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
delivers 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 349-5111.
EPISCOPAL
St. Luke’s Episcopal
Church invites all Rossmoor
residents to a service of “caring
and sharing through inspirational
worship and fellowship”
on Sunday, June 19,
at 10 a.m. in the Diablo Room
at Hillside Clubhouse. On this
Trinity Sunday, the Rev. Deacon
Patricia Pearson will offer
a sermon titled “The End of
the Age,” based on Matthew
28:16-20. 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. Bible
study is held each Tuesday at
2 p.m. in the church office in
the Rossmoor Shopping Center.
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, June 19, is “I
Don’t Understand the Trinity,”
based on Matthew 28:16-20.
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.
CATHOLIC
St. Anne’s Catholic Church
Masses for this weekend, June
18 and 19, will be celebrated
Saturday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
(Vigil), and Sunday at 9 a.m.
and 11:15 a.m. Fr. Alex Snyder
will preside at the 9 a.m.
Mass on Saturday. Fr. Joseph
will preside at the 5 p.m. Mass
on Saturday and the 11:15 a.m.
Mass on Sunday. The annual
Triduum to Our Lady of Perpetual
Help will be celebrated
Wednesday through Friday,
June 22 to 24, at 9 a.m. The
Rosary is recited before each
weekday Mass. Confessions
are every Saturday from 4 to
4:30 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN
Grace Presbyterian Church
invites everyone to worship on
Pentecost Sunday, June 19, at
10 a.m. when the Rev. Roger
Reaber will begin a sevenweek
sermon series on the
Brief Statement of Faith that
clearly outlines core beliefs of
Presbyterians. This week the
focus will be on “In Life and In
Death We Belong to God,” and
will be based on Psalm 139:1-
12 and Romans 8:31-39. Rachel
Brot and Barbara Greeno will
sing with the Chancel Choir.
After worship, all are encouraged
to enjoy a reception in the
Fireside Room. At 11:30, a video-based
study, “Paul, Rome,
and the Kingdom of God,” will
be offered in the library (and
will be repeated on Tuesdays
at 7 p.m.).
Everyone is invited to the
luncheon sponsored by the
Presbyterian Women on Monday,
June 20, at noon. Sonja
Christopher will bring music
and laughter to the gathering.
Make a reservation for
the lunch ($5) by calling the
church office by noon on Friday,
June17.
JEWISH
B’nai Israel Congregation
will hold Sabbath services on
Friday, June 17, at 8 p.m. in
the Vista Room, Hillside Clubhouse.
Cantor Rachel Brott will
conduct the service. The hostess,
Shirley Cohen, will recite
the blessing over the Sabbath
candles. The greeter, Larry
Davis, will recite the blessing
over the Sabbath bread. An
Oneg Shabbat will follow the
service.
All are welcome.
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 uurossmoor@gmail.com.
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 939-3316 (meetings).
Grace holds
supper and
games night
Grace Presbyterian Church
will host a light supper and
games on Friday, June 17, from
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Oak
Room at the church, 2100 Tice
Valley Blvd.
Bring a side dish and a
friend and relax with Rummikub,
Shanghai, Scrabble and
more.
For those with
limited vision:
A reading of the latest
Rossmoor News, focusing
on items of interest to those
present, takes place every
Wednesday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
in the Gateway Conference
Room (next to Administration
and Recreation).
A similar reading is held
for Waterford residents every
Thursday, 9 to 10 a.m. in
the Waterford’s South Craft
Room.
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 41
Erica Weingarten, PhD, an active
and long term member of the
psychology community in Berkeley,
who had a passion for helping others
and the outdoors, passed away at her
home in Rossmoor (Walnut Creek) on
May 23rd, 2011. She was 92 years old.
Born October 9, 1918 in Berlin,
Germany. Erica was a talented athlete
but was denied the opportunity to
try out for the 1936 German Olympic
Team in both the high and long
jump, due to her Jewish heritage.
With rising anti-Semitism, her father
(the President of the Dresden Bank)
boarded a train for Sweden, the day
before Kristalnacht on a tip from
a friend. Her mother, brother and
father immigrated to England. Erica
was attending a Swiss boarding
school at this time, later reunited
with her family in London in 1939,
arriving two days before England
closed its borders.
Eventually, her family came to New
York and then settled in Beverly Hills,
where there was a large enclave of
European immigrants. As an enemy
alien, Erica needed an affidavit from
an American to remain in the United
States. A stranger vouched for her
and sent her $80 a month until she
could train and support herself as a
lab technician. She never forgot the
stranger’s kindness.
At a Los Angeles party, Erica met
Max Weingarten, a dashing, young
Austrian. The two became a couple
and when Max enlisted in the Army
in 1943, they married right before he
was shipped off to Europe.
While her husband was at war,
Erica found her way from Los
Angeles to the University of
California at Berkeley. She enrolled
in the graduate psychology program,
along with a young Timothy Leary.
Max returned from the war and
studied law at Boalt Law School,
while Erica completed her doctorate.
She began working at the UC
Berkeley Counseling Center. Erica
did this at a time when women
getting advanced degrees and
working professionally was unusual
and not as common as it is today.
Erica and Max settled in the
Montclair section of Oakland and
soon had a daughter, Toni, and then
a son, Leonard. “I remember in
grade school when we had to list
our mothers’ occupations on forms.
The other kids all wrote “housewife,”
and I got to write this interesting
word “psychologist,” Toni recalled. “I
thought that was just so cool.”
PAID OBITUARY
Erica introduced her husband and
children to skiing and the family
could often be found on the slopes
near Lake Tahoe. At the time, all ski
instructors were European and from
the ski lifts they would shout out in
German to Erica “Wie Gehts?” (How
are you?) During the summer, the
family enjoyed hiking the trails near
Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada and
the Western United States.
Erica eventually left UC Berkeley
and joined the staff of the City of
Berkeley Mental Health program,
where she often counseled runaways
on Telegraph Avenue. Eventually,
she opened her psychology private
practice in Berkeley, where she
practiced until the age of 79.
In 2001, Max and Erica moved
from Oakland to Rossmoor in Walnut
Creek, where Max died in 2003.
At Rossmoor, Erica participated in
Grandmothers for Peace, the French
Club, a book club and enjoyed the
early morning outdoor water aerobics
class, only stopping at age 91, due to
physical limitations.
Erica had a strong commitment to
philanthropy and gave generously to
a number of organizations, among
them: Jewish Children & Family
Services of the East Bay and the
Weingarten Education Fund at The
East Bay Jewish Federation. She also
encouraged and sponsored young
people towards their professional
and educational goals as she always
remembered the generosity of
others to her when she arrived as a
foreigner in America.
Erica was a loving wife, mother and
friend. She is survived by her daughter,
Toni Weingarten, of Greenbrae, her
son Leonard Weingarten of San Rafael,
daughter-in-law, Claudia Fromm and
grand-daughter, Courtney Casabat of
San Francisco.
Donations in Erica’s name may be
made to Jewish Children & Family
Services of the East Bay, Hospice of
the East Bay or the John Muir Health
Foundation.
A memorial for Erica will be on
Saturday June 25th at 1:30 in the
Hillside Room.
Please rsvp to toniweingarten@gmail.
com if you wish to attend and did not
get an evite invitation.
Erica
Weingarten
IN MEMORIAM
 Our beloved KS Bai was born
December 2, 1932 in Milyang, Kyung
San Nam Do, Korea and passed
peacefully, with dignity, June 2, 2011
in Walnut Creek of COPD. He
moved to the United States in 1952
and attended Auburn University,
graduating with a Bachelor of
Engineering degree in Civil Engineering. He was president
and owner of his own engineering company and several
import-export businesses for 30 years.
 In 1963, he married internationally acclaimed artist,
Young Sun Bai, whom he loved more than the universe.
Together, they have a devoted family of one son, Douglas,
four daughters: Esther, now deceased, Elena, Patricia,
Caroline, and six grandchildren: Chloe, Clark, Emmett,
Oliver, Stella, and Peyton. He resided in Southern
California for 40 years and retired to Rossmoor, Walnut
Creek in 2003.
 A pioneer of the Korean-American community in Los
Angeles, he was a passionate leader whose primary goal
was to establish an educational, cultural foundation for
his children and future generations. Subsequently, he was
one of the three founding members of the Moogoong
Hwa Korean Language School in Southern California,
chairman of Moogoong Hwa Korean Language School,
and was awarded Korea’s most prestigious Moogoong
Hwa Education Medal by the Prime Minister. A former
principal member of the Korean Unifi cation Committee,
he was also president of the Korean Trade Association,
the Political Association, and chairman of the Korea Town
Development in Los Angeles. As an arts patron, he was
director of the Korean Philharmonic of Los Angeles and
on the board of directors of the Brentwood Symphony.
 Those who knew him knew his greatest passion
was golf! He was founder-president of the Esquire
Golf Club, and president-advisory board member of
Woodranch Golf Club for fi ve years. His fi erce discipline,
perseverance, and desire to best golfers 15 years
his junior manifested itself as two-time champion of
Rossmoor Golf Club. He was also the fi rst president of
Rossmoor’s Korean Golf Club.
 He was a beloved husband, remarkable father, and
doting grandfather, who remained humble all his life. He
was most happy providing for his family and playing golf.
Mostly, he taught us how to be considerate of others.
His vigor, rich heart, and generosity of spirit will touch
us forever. He was a champion. He was our king. May
he rest in peace knowing that his family and friends will
dearly miss him.
A funeral service was held for friends and family on
June 7 at the Oakmont Memorial Park.
Paid Obituary
Ki Saing “KS” Bai
Resident of Walnut Creek
Engineering degree in Civil Engineering. He was president
JAMES L. ATKINS
James L. Atkins of Canyonwood
Court died peacefully at
home surrounded by his family
on June 6. He was born in
Texas on July 14, 1922.
He was a career Navy man
and served in World War II,
the Korean conflict and in
the Vietnam War. He later
worked at Westinghouse on
the design of missile launchers.
He enjoyed old cars, fi shing,
golf and RV travels. He
and his wife Helen moved to
Rossmoor in 1985.
He is survived by Helen,
his wife of 64 years; his three
children, Gregg, Brent and
Kim; three granddaughters;
and many other relatives.
Donations in his memory
can be made to Meals on
Wheels of Contra Costa.
MERLE JAMES
WILCOX
Merle James Wilcox, 84,
died June 4 at the Veterans
Hospital in Martinez. He
was born Aug. 10, 1926 in
Piqua, Ohio.
During World War II, he
served in the U.S. Navy in
the South Pacifi c as an electrician/fi
reman fi rst class. He
married Charlene Finfrock
on March 25, 1949. He was
a machinist. He lived in Piqua
and Troy, Ohio, until he
moved to Rossmoor in 1992.
He is survived by Charlene,
his wife of 62 years;
his daughter and son-in-law,
Karen and Bob G. Kay of
Pleasant Hill; his daughter,
Kristine Harpster of Columbus,
Ohio; fi ve granddaughters;
and three great-grandchildren.
Obituary policy
The Rossmoor News offers
free obituaries of about 120
words. The format focuses
on educational and career
background, organizational
membership and Rossmoor
membership. Immediate
survivors are listed. All free
obituaries are edited to follow
this format. A sample
with instructions is available
in the News offi ce or can be
e-mailed. Obituaries with
photos and with additional
information are charged at
a rate of $9.50 per column
inch. For information about
placing an obituary, call
988-7800.
42 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
Semifinalists named in lawn bowling Handicap Pairs Draw
ROSSMOOR SPORTS
Three 18ers tie for first
place in the Skins game Roman Holiday Golf Tourney
and barbecue to be held in July By Buff Silveria
Club correspondent
In a three-way tie for first
place, 18ers Rosalie Devlin,
Peggy Yamada and Inez Scrivner
each won 13 skins in a
Skins Tournament last week.
Helen Hiebert was second with
12 skins, and Agnes Shin took
nine skins to come in third.
Rosalie Devlin was the only
golfer to score a chip-in to the
hole from off the green, and
she did it twice, on holes 2 and
16.
And there was a bundle of
pars in the gold tees event. Jackie
Bateman had two pars, on
holes 4 and 10, with a birdie on
10. Hiebert shot pars on holes 1
and 2. Ramona McIntyre, Aster
Yamagata, Marcella Benassini
and Vonnie Dondero all
had pars on hole 2.
Coming up
Members are reminded to
sign up now for the 18ers Classic
Tournament, which will be
held Thursdays, July 7 and 14.
In the two-day event, the scoring
uses the better ball of playing
partners.
Sign up on the sheet in the
back room of the Pro Shop. In
this tournament, players sign
up with a partner and play with
the same partner both days. If
at least eight players want to
use the gold tees, a gold flight
will be scheduled.
For the Classic, rules permit
no more than eight strokes difference
between partners. For
scoring, the maximum handicap
is 40. Play starts both days
with an 8 a.m. shotgun. Pairings
will be set by the Pro
Shop. Awards will go to the
overall low net, and three prizes
in each flight.
The WGANC Swinging Seniors
Tournament, for women
age 70 and up, will be played
at Rossmoor on Wednesday,
June 22, and Thursday, June
23. Several Rossmoor 18ers are
playing and many have volunteered
to help golfers find their
way around the course.
Eighteeners who want to help
make this important WGANC
event a success can call Jennifer
Langan at 280-0081.
By Bob Lewis
Club correspondent
Semifinalists have been announced
in the Lawn Bowling
Club’s Women’s Handicap
Pairs Draw Tournament, which
began June 7. The finalists are:
first place, Vera Belton and
Carol Lee, with 6 game points
and plus 18; second place,
Sandy Souza and Sylvi MacDonald,
with 6 game points and
plus 11; third place, Magdalen
Pereira and Suzie Eriksen,
with 6 game points and plus
11; and fourth place, Jackie
Purdy and Geri Sequeira, with
6 game points and plus 6.
The June 9 semifinal rounds
matched the first and fourth
place teams and the second and
third place teams. The winning
semifinalists will contest
on the afternoon of Thursday,
June 16.
Semifinalists in the Men’s
Handicap Pairs Draw Tournament,
played concurrently,
are: first place, Bob Sequeira
and Ozzie Ozorio, with 8
game points and plus 40; second
place, Horatio Carion and
David McBreen, with 8 game
points and plus 19; third place,
Ed Guterres and Mike Clancy,
with 6 game points and plus
10; and fourth place, Lionel
Guterres and Jim Williams,
with 4 game points and plus 8.
The June 9 semifinal rounds
matched the first and fourth
place teams and the second and
third place teams. The winning
semifinalists will contest
on the afternoon of June 16.
The women’s tournament
began play with nine teams,
so the pretournament draw resulted
in byes. The men had
12 teams, an even number, so
The Men’s Handicap Pairs Draw Tournament semifinalists are, from left, Mike Clancy, Ed Guterres,
Jim Williams, Lionel Guterres, Ozzie Ozorio, Bob Sequeira, Horatio Carion and David McBreen.
The Women’s Handicap Pairs Draw Tournament semifinalists
are, from left, Sylvi MacDonald, Sandy Souza, Suzie Eriksen, Magdalen
Pereira, Jackie Purdy, Geri Sequeira, Carol Lee and Vera
Belton.
there were no byes. Final results
of both the women’s and
the men’s tournaments will be
reported next week.
The club’s Mixed Championship
Pairs Tournament is
currently in play, and preliminary
results will be available
next week.
The top 20 leaders in this
year’s race for the accumulated
point total in the monthly Fun
Social bowling from January
through May are: Peter Souza,
73; Magdalen Pereira, 65;
Pauline de Assis, 64; Gladys
Marques, 64; Suzie Eriksen,
63; Horatio Carion, 62; Rick
Oliveira, 62; Lionel Guterres,
59; Bob Hanson, 59; Mary
Kung, 59; Sandy Souza, 59;
Lucy Guterres, 58; Carol Lee,
58; Miguel Roliz, 58; Ray Xavier,
56; Dan Belton, 54; Carole
Manderscheid, 53; Francis
Carion, 50; Bob Sequeira, 50;
and Diana Wong, 50.
Coming events
June’s Fun Social – and the
monthly birthday celebration
– is Thursday, June 30. The
sign-up sheet is posted in the
mat house.
The club will celebrate Independence
Day on Tuesday,
July 5, with a morning handicap
triples draw at 8:30, with
bowling to begin at 9. Following
the morning on the greens,
a pizza, salad and dessert lunch
(with entertainment) will be
shared at Hillside’s Sportsmen’s
Park at noon. The signup
sheet is posted and sign-ups
close Thursday, June 30. Club
members are reminded to wear
the usual holiday red, white
and blue.
Sandy Souza announced
that the open house to introduce
lawn bowling to prospective
new bowlers planned for
June has been postponed and
is not yet rescheduled.
The Women’s and Men’s
Handicap Triples Draw tournaments
postponed from March
are now rescheduled to Tuesday
through Thursday, Sept. 6
through 8.
New lawn bowlers’ instruction
classes led by Jeanne
Lauritzen and Ed de Assis are
Wednesday and Friday afternoons
starting at 4. Anyone interested
in learning more about
this relaxing and intriguing
sport should call Lauritzen at
937-3658.
The Italian-American Club’s
12th annual Roman Holiday
Golf Tournament and barbecue
will be held on Friday, July
8. Golf will be played at Dollar
Ranch Course and the barbecue
will be held at the Dollar
picnic area.
The event is open to all club
members (whether golfers or
not) and all Rossmoor residents
and guests (whether residents
or not).
The tournament is a ninehole
twilight format with a
shotgun start at 2:30 p.m. Closest-to-the-pin
prizes will be
given to men and women on
one par-3 hole. The foursomes
will compete in flights based
on team handicaps.
Entry envelopes are available
at the Pro Shop, and theymust
be turned in by Sunday,
July 3 at 5 p.m. The tournament
fee of $26 per player includes
cocktails, barbecue dinner and
awards.
Reservation checks should
be made out to the ItalianAmerican
Club.
Golfers may sign up as a
foursome; or as a single, double
or threesome and the Pro Shop
will make up the foursome.
Golf green fees are extra
($7.50 for residents and $13 for
nonresident guest players), and
should be paid in the Pro Shop
on the day of the tournament.
Golf cart rental, if needed, is $6
per person for a shared cart.
For golf information, call
Ernie DiMaria (274-1878) or
Dave Ramos (939-6553).
After golf, players and their
guests will gather at the Dollar
picnic area for hosted cocktails,
served at 4:45 p.m.
The barbecue dinner, prepared
by Englund’s Catering,
will begin at 6. The menu will
include grilled tri-tip; boneless
chicken breast; baked beans
with ham; spring mix salad
with a choice of dressings and
condiments; fresh fruit salad;
rolls; and butter. Dessert will
be cookies and homemade
brownies with decaf coffee.
The cost for cocktails and
dinner only (for those who
choose not to play golf) is $20
per person. Send reservations
for dinner only to Yolanda Jubina
at 1200 Rockledge Lane
No. 3, Entry 5. The deadline is
Friday, July 1.
Membership is open to
Rossmoor residents who are
of Italian origin; whose spouse
is of Italian descent; and those
who are widows or widowers
of Italian spouses (must have
been married to the deceased
spouse for a minimum of 10
years).
Applications for membership
will be reviewed by the board.
Membership forms may be obtained
from Fran DeGaetano
(2873 Ptarmigan Drive No. 2)
or call 932-8944. Annual dues
are $15 per person.
Event is sponsored by the Italian-Americans
ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 43
FORE
F O R R O S S M O O R G O L F E R S
Saying Goodbye to K.S. Bai
By Don Terry, Men’s Golf Club
Ki Saing (K.S.) Bai was an RMGC board member, champion
golfer, advisor to and supporter of Rossmoor golf, and promoter
of Asian golf in Rossmoor and the larger community.
K.S. and his wife Young Sun have long been admired, respected
and important members of our community. They have
been active in the music and arts community locally and internationally.
I had never met K.S. before I played golf with him for the
fi rst time. The Pro Shop sent me out to join him on the fi rst
hole. I knew of K.S. by reputation as a previous Men’s Club
Match Play champion. I went to the first tee with some apprehension,
to catch up with him, introduce myself and ask to
join him for the round.
Some club champions can be a bit arrogant. The man I met
that afternoon was one of the fi nest gentlemen and most companionable
partners I have ever played a round of golf with.
He had a quiet dignity and calmness that made me feel comfortable
and relaxed from the start.
After that round, I sought to play with K.S. at any opportunity.
The fi rst round I played in my fi rst club championship
was in a threesome with K.S. I played with him in the fi nal
threesome in ‘07 when K.S. won the Club Medal Play Championship.

The following year K.S. beat me to move on in the Match
Play Championship. I found that no matter the circumstances
or what good or ill luck came, no matter how well one accepted
it, K.S. remained constant, accepting, calm and supportive.
He could play well or poorly himself, but it never
affected his ability to remain a warm and generous gentleman
and sportsman.
K.S. and I teamed in several NCGA Team Match Play
championships, winning most of them. Twice we beat lowerhandicap
players on their own courses at Mare Island and in
Pittsburg.
K.S. possessed a warrior’s heart and focus in competition
while still remaining humble and compassionate. He was
amazing in his generosity of spirit. I have never known him to
fi nd fault with another player’s failings or to attempt to utilize
them to his advantage.
I often lose casual as well as championship matches and
often I lost them to K.S. That’s how I discovered one of K.S.’s
most remarkable attributes. When K.S. beat me in golf I never
felt defeated, instead I felt appreciated and respected and glad
for him in his win. I took that as a life lesson in how to conduct
oneself.
Claudia and I teamed with Young Sun and K.S. in several
tournaments, winning many of them. It was wonderful to see
how they worked together as husband and wife and as a golf
team. Competitive with charm.
K.S. was one of the standing foursome I play with every
Tuesday. I am going to need to draw on some of his calm and
courage to see me through the coming bunch of Tuesdays.
Thank you for the many gifts, our dear friend, and goodbye.

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Players select course
in Rainbow Scramble
The Rossmoor Men’s Golf Club Rainbow Scramble is on
Wednesday, July 6. Play will be on the nine-hole Creekside Course
or on the 18-hole Dollar Ranch course.
Sign-up envelopes are available in the club corner at the Pro
Shop. The cost is $18 and checks only will be accepted. Players
will select which course they want to play.
The 18-hole scramble will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The
nine-hole scramble will have a shotgun start at 9:45.
The Rainbow Scramble format involves using different colored
tees on each hole. Four drives from each player will be used. The
hacker style format will be used: a player whose ball is used must
set-out for the next shot through the green.
Players in both events will meet after play at the Dollar patio
for lunch and prizes.
This double event format is designed to provide playing opportunities
for all club members.
The entry fee is $18 for either course and includes lunch
and prizes. No cash will be accepted. There will be no refunds
for cancellations made after noon on Saturday, June 2.
Separate prize pools will be used for the nine- and 18-hole
events.
Balanced foursomes will be made up by the Pro Shop staff and
posted on Tuesday, June 5.
For information, call Mike Fleck, chairman, at 949-9771.
Holiday golf tournament is set for July 4
Sign-ups are now available at the Pro Shop
By Mark Heptig, director of golf
Time to Get Cards
F R O M T H E G O L F P R O
GOLF SHOP NEWS
It is about time! The temperature gauge has fi nally climbed
to a point that we recognize we are in California and summer
is here. The only plus to our long and protracted spring rains
is that the golf course is truly lush and in wonderful condition.
So, get your friends together (Rossmoor or outside the gate)
and come out to the golf course for some fun!
It is also that time to collect the second-half fees from our
“diehard” golfers. If you want to play unlimited golf between
July 1 and Dec. 31, this program is for you! The second half of
the year is only $435 for the nine-hole card, which gives you
access to the Creekside Golf Course (and allows you to play
the Dollar Ranch Golf Course for an additional $11).
The break-even for this card would be 39 rounds. Meanwhile,
the so-called 27-hole card that allows you to play either
golf course is only $870. The break-even number of 18-hole
rounds would be 39 also.
Payments for the cards can be made at the golf shop with a
check or credit card. We can start taking payments now and
we will continue to sell the cards throughout the summer.
Make sure to call ahead for starting times because we do
anticipate being very busy this summer. It also is good to
check ahead because of our busy tournament schedule. The
staff at the golf shop will be happy to assist you in any way
possible so that you and your guests can have a great time.
Our next Monday outside event is June 20. Walkers are
welcome to use the paths on the golf course until noon, when
the players head out on the course.
We will be open for Monday, July 4 (Independence Day),
all day and our next scheduled outside Monday event does not
occur until Aug. 29.
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A special holiday golf tournament
in celebration of the
Fourth of July will take place
on Monday, July 4. It will be a
red, white and blue day on the
18-hole Dollar Ranch Course.
All Rossmoor golfers, golf
club members and guests are
welcome to attend.
The tournament will begin
with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
and an optional barbeque buffet
lunch afterward.
The format will be two best
balls of a four-person team
open to men and women. Golfers
may sign up as a foursome
or as a single, couple or threesome
and be assigned to a fourperson
team.
The entry fee is $5 per person
and prizes will be awarded
to winners in each flight and
for closest to the pin on hole
3 and for the longest drive on
hole 8.
Winners will be announced
around 1:30 p.m. during lunch
in the Fireside Room or Court
of Flags at Gateway Clubhouse.

The cost of lunch is $13 per
person and includes salad, barbeque
chicken and ribs, heirloom
tomatoes, potato salad
and dessert. Attendees should
bring their own choice of beverage;
only ice tea will be
available.
Non-golfi ng guests of golfers
are welcome to attend
lunch.
Sign-up envelopes, available
at the Pro Shop, should be
completed by Thursday, June
30, and placed in the Men’s
Golf Club drawer.
Patriotic attire is encouraged.

RTC men lose
to Pleasanton
By Mary Kay McClure
Club correspondent
The Rossmoor Tennis
Club’s (RTC) Men’s Interleague
team played a match
June 8 against Clubsport
Pleasanton. This resulted in a
tie, this season, with this number-one
club in the league.
At the last match against
Clubsport in April, at home,
Rossmoor came away with a
4-0 win.
Unfortunately, it was different
this time. As is often
the case when a club loses
4-0, it prepares for the next
meet, which unfortunately
for Rossmoor, is what Clubsport
did. Clubsport defeated
Rossmoor 4-0 in some very
competitive matches.
Two of the four matches
went to tiebreakers, which the
home team won. Less than
five points made the difference
between a win or loss.
All in all, it was some good
competitive tennis against
a very strong team. The
Rossmoor team was comprised
of Larry Barclay, Dennis
Caren, Ken Anderson,
Ron Wyman, Jim Scoggins,
Dwight Christopher, Paul
Holland and Vince Sidore.
Other events
June’s Wild Card was
rained out June 4. Barbara
Philips collected quite a few
garments that day for players
wanting the RTC logo
stitched on.
Lorrie and Richard McCurdy
will be hosting their
annual Mixed Doubles Tournament
at Buckeye, Saturday,
June 25, at 9 a.m. There may
still be room for more players
to sign up.
The club’s annual picnic
will be held at Sportmen’s
Park at Hillside Saturday,
July 9, at 6 p.m. As always,
Jerry and Nancy McConnell
will be hosting. There will be
a western theme.
Watch for an all-club email
with other details.
44 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
Lawn Bowling Club honors members
who have passed on Memorial Day
Men’s Golf Club hosts
Moraga Country Club
Table tennis increases in
popularity over the years
Trails Club hikes continue
Niners
Eclectic
continues
The first place winners in the Lawn Bowling Club’s Memorial Day
Tournament are, from left, Sarah Likely, Virginia Farr and Lionel
Guterres.
Photo by Jim Kardos
Table tennis players (from the left) Mike Tsang, Davie Kwok, Bill
Dabney and Rod Dorse play doubles, which lets more people
play. Stu Fox, in the background, is playing singles.
Table Tennis has become more popular in Rossmoor. The Table
Tennis sign-in books for the facility show that it has increased 27
percent in the past two years.
In 2007, a temporary trailer was built to house table tennis
games due to the condemned Junior Dollar Clubhouse. With the
bigger space, the club membership increased to a new record.
Since 2007, table tennis has increased over 11 percent annually.
Members and others who play during regular daily hours typically
pair up and play doubles. While many would prefer to play
singles, they play doubles instead so more people can play.
Trilogy, a new community in Rio Vista, recently requested a
tournament with Rossmoor, which is now scheduled to be held all
day on Saturday, July 23. This may be the start of a new series of
semi-annual tournaments, with both doubles and singles events.
Table tennis is a heavily used sports facility in Rossmoor since its
inception 40 years ago. The facility is open on holidays, and the game
is played every day regardless of the weather. When it rains, there are
still a number of tennis players and golfers who come to play.
Dr. Mehmet Oz of “the Dr. Oz Show” and other noted health
care professionals have said that table tennis is probably the best
physical activity for seniors.
For information or to join the Table Tennis Club, call Mable
Chew at 935-7664.
June, with its warmer weather, invites Trails Club leaders to
choose quiet valleys, summer wildflowers and broad vistas in
cooler regions. The club also celebrates summer with monthly
socials and a five-day camping trip in July. Barbecues, picnics,
and ice cream socials provide time to meet new friends.
News of all events and details of unusual hikes are available on
the Trails Club website, http://rossmoortrailsclub.weebly.com/.
Hikers meet at 8:45 a.m. behind Multipurpose Room 3 at Gateway,
then divide into groups according to energy level and destination
interest.
Amblers go three to five miles on good trails with some elevation
gain and at a leisurely pace. Ramblers go four to eight miles
on more challenging trails with steeper climbs, but they’re always
ready to pause for photo opportunities and wildflowers.
Scramblers relish more challenge and hike up to 8 miles with
possible elevation gains of 2,000 feet. One hiker’s mistake can
ruin the day for 19 others, so there are stringent guidelines: Sturdy
boots and hiking sticks are recommended; wear and bring
sun protection; carry lots of water; and bring snacks and a lunch.
Hikes often last until midafternoon.
Lastly, carry some money. Members carpool to trailheads and
share the cost of gasoline.
Hikers can always check with the leader of the day for details.
Anyone interested in hiking for the first time should contact Harriet
Schwartz (934-7402) for information.
The planned hikes are as follows:
Saturday, June 18: Earl Sawyer leads the Amblers in shady
Redwood Park. Harriet Schwartz leads the Ramblers from Baker
Beach (or from the Marina Green) across the Golden Gate Bridge
to Sausalito. Plan on using BART, bus, and the ferry. Carolyn
Yandle will lead the Scramblers in Tilden Park.
Wednesday, June 22: Charlotte Katz will take the Amblers to
Joaquin Miller Park. Ramblers will follow Pete Scully in Briones
Park. Scramblers will take the Great Loop Trail and the Meridian
Ridge Trail on Mt. Diablo with Vince Tudor.
Saturday, June 25: Amblers: Joe Callahan leads in Mitchell
Canyon. Ramblers: Linda Ritz leads on the French Trail in Redwood
Park. Scramblers: Burt Rodgers will choose destination
according to heat.
Wednesday, June 29: Amblers will follow Nora Furey in Briones
Park. Ramblers adventure somewhere with Pat Trapani, and
Scramblers will enjoy Redwood Park with Sara Spence.
The first three days of
play in the Niners Eclectic
Tournament have been completed.
The two remaining
will not be played until after
the Niners have hosted the
Team Play Tournament on
Thursday, June 16. The next
two days of the Eclectic are
Thursdays, June 23 and 30.
The envelopes to sign up
for the July Jamboree on
Thursday, July 7, will be
available in the Pro Shop’s
posting room on Thursday,
June 16.
The winners of the June
9 Low Net Tournament are:
First flight: first place
Lynn Hildebrand, second
place Elaine Matsui and
third place Yvonne Yeung
Second flight: tied for
first place Gerda Peterson
and Lorrie McCurdy and
tied for second place Gin
Harrigan and Betty Hoffman

Third flight: first place
Judie Taylor, second place
Vicki Simpson and third
place Barbara Jordan.
Hildebrand had a birdie
on hole 9. Chip-ins were
by Marion Manos on hole
3, Inge Ravenstad on hole
1 and Sharon Birdsall on
hole 6.
The Rossmoor Men’s Golf Club (RMGC) will host senior golfers
from Moraga Country Club on Wednesday, June 22. Check in
is at 7 a.m. with the shotgun start at 8. Lunch will be on the Dollar
Clubhouse patio.
Envelopes are available in the Pro Shop. The cost is $25 and
includes breakfast, lunch, green fees and prizes for winners. Reservation
checks should be payable to RMGC. No cash will be
accepted.
The reservation deadline is Saturday, June 18, at noon. A player
roster will be posted on Sunday, June 19, in the Pro Shop. Checks
of players not selected will be destroyed. Players who need to
cancel after the close of sign-ups will forfeit their payment unless
an alternate is found.
Membership in the RMGC is required to play in home and
home tournaments. Sign up for the RMGC in the Pro Shop.
Players should note that golfers from Rossmoor and Moraga
are asked to park their cars in the Dollar Clubhouse parking lot.
Those who need to pay a green fee should check in at the Pro
Shop. Warm up with range balls provided by Rossmoor Realty.
Soft spikes are required. There is no Rossmoor “bump” this
season – play the ball down. Balls should be picked up, if by doing
so, the team score for that hole is not affected.
Players with a handicap of 30 and higher must play from the
gold tees. Remember to wear the men’s club shirt.
Rossmoor players must provide their own cart or rent one to
share with a Moraga player.
For information, contact Bob Montgomery, home and home
chairman, at 891-4464, or homeandhome@comcast.net
By Pauline de Assis
Club correspondent
As Memorial Day was celebrated
all over the United
States, the Rossmoor Lawn
Bowling Club (RLBC) also
paid tribute to veterans. This
was the club’s third annual Memorial
Day celebration.
Memorial Day is of special
significance to RLBC members
because of the club’s own
celebration, honoring fallen
comrades as well as the lawn
bowlers who have died since
last year’s Memorial Day.
The day started with a welcome
address by RLBC President
Lionel Guterres, followed
by Memorial Chairwoman
Gwen Kilgour reading the
names of the deceased lawn
bowlers. This year’s memorial
plaque was unveiled and
names and dates of the honorees
read.
Then it was on to the game
of the day conducted by Ed
Guterres, tournament director.
There was a record number
of bowlers that day – 60
– filling two greens. A 14-
ends handicap draw game was
played.
Added to the fun were the
traveling bags (one for each
green) donated by Joanne Ribeiro,
dedicated in memory of
her dad (Ed Ribeiro), called the
“Doddy” bags. A team winning
four points or more on an
end could claim the bag until
another team also got four or
more points on another end to
reclaim it. The team still in possession
of the bag at the last end
kept the goodies in the bag.
Entertainment was provided
by the Diablo Theater Company
cast of “The Wizard of Oz.”
Pauline de Assis read her
poem, “Always In Our Hearts,”
and Joanne Ribeiro read her
“A Lawn Bowling Daughter’s
Poem to Her Dad.” Tributes
were read to the six plaque
honorees.
Ed Guterres presented five
cash prizes to the winning
teams as well as the “spirit”
prize for the team with the lowest
score. The first place winners
were Lionel Guterres, Virginia
Farr and Sarah Likely.
To close the celebration, Peter
Souza and Ribeiro led the
audience in singing patriotic
songs and lawn bowling-related
songs. The day was eventful,
inspiring and thoroughly enjoyed
by all.
“The Memorial became our
way to remember and celebrate
the lives of our departed members,
soldiers of a different
kind – friendly combatants on
the greens, passionate about a
sport that is always challenging,”
Kilgour said.
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BRIDGE BITES
Double End-Play
FROM THE AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE
By Brian Gunnell
NORTH
♠ A 8
♥ K 9 8 7
♦ A J T 8
♣ A J 8
WEST EAST
♠ K J T 6 5 3 2 ♠ 9
♥ J 6 ♥ Q 5 3
♦ 3 2 ♦ 9 7 6 4
♣ K 3 ♣ 9 7 6 5 2
SOUTH
♠ Q 7 4
♥ A T 4 2
♦ K Q 5
♣ Q T 4
Vulnerable: East-West
 SO. WEST NO. EAST
1♣
3♠ Dbl Pass
4♥ Pass 6♥ Pass
Pass Pass
This is not a good slam!
After a Diamond opening
lead, even if trumps are 3-2
and the Club finesse works, it
still looks as if Declarer must
lose a Heart and a Spade for
down one. How does Declarer
avoid that Spade loser?
West’s 3♠ overcall (showing
seven Spades) points the
way to the winning line. Declarer
wins the opening lead
with the ♦K, and now proceeds
to remove all of East’s
safe exit cards. At Trick 2 he
takes the Club finesse, then
cashes the ♥K, back to hand
with the ♠A, and another
Club. After Declarer has
taken his minor suit winners,
the ♥A is cashed, at which
point East is down to the ♥Q
and two Clubs. Declarer now
throws in East with a trump,
and East is forced to return
a Club, allowing Declarer
a so-called “ruff and sluff,”
whereby one hand pitches a
(Spade) loser and the other
one takes the ruff. That’s a
pretty elimination play for 12
tricks.
Strangely enough, if South
declares 6NT, there is a totally
different elimination play,
this time directed against
West. Say that West leads a
Diamond as before. Declarer
wins, finesses the Club, returns
to hand with another
Diamond and plays off the
rest of the Clubs and Diamonds.
By now, West is down
to ♥J6 and ♠KJT5. Dummy’s
♥K is cashed and a Heart is
run around to West’s Jack.
West must return a Spade and
that gives Declarer the 12th
trick. West might try and
wriggle out of the end-play
by throwing his ♥J under the
♥K, but to no avail as that
only serves to set up a Heart
finesse against East.
Tuesday, May 31
Section A
1. R. Lehman/B. LaCour 2. K.
Hanson/L. Chien 3. A. Eastman/
B. Price 4. A. Petersen/T. Szymczak

Section B
N/S 1. J. De Ganahl/M. Clancey
2. A. Rodrigues/M. Rodrigues
3. P. Tolins/J. Granich 4. L. Clemens/E.
Black
E/W 1. C. Hugus/S. Geraths
2. B. Sankary/K. Hammond 3. D.
Watkin/B. Owens 4. M. Nitzberg/
B. Nitzberg
Wednesday, June 1
Section A
N/S 1. B. Felder/D. Terris 2.
A. Petersen/N. Rosenberg 3. J.
Fox/M. Newman 4. B. Starin/H.
Locey
E/W 1. J. Francis/I. Darroch
2. M. Livingston/B. Burgess 3. R.
Weiner/E. Weiner 4. G. Karoly/V.
Low
Section B
N/S 1. B.J, Smith/A. Donaldson
2. B. V. Smith/B. Klein
3. B. Atkins/N. Donaldson 4. E.
Finney/B. Ballin
E/W 1. S. Burnett/C. Kearney
2. B. Sankary/K. Hammond 3.
B. Price/R. Flink 4. B. Woods/J.
Mailman
Thursday, June 2
Section A
N/S 1. A. Murray/E. Finney
2. T. Szymczak/H. Schick 3. J.
Granich/F. Block 4. D. Christiansen/D.
Thompson
E/W 1. G. White/E. Davis 2. N.
Rosenberg/G. Karoly 3. N. Wells/
C. Daar 4. K. Haley/B. Blum
Saturday, June 4
Section A
N/S 1. A. Petersen/N. Rosenberg
2. R. Williams/M. Livingston
3. M. Suchman/G. Cunha 4.
L. Grawoig/J. Francis
E/W 1. R. Weiner/E. Weiner
2. T. Szymczak/N. Goelkel 3. M.
Schubarth/D. Guilfoy 4. E. Beltran/J.
Dolgin
Monday, June 6
Section A
N/S 1. M. Stuart/C. Franson 2.
J. Lowe/E. Reeve 3. A. Murray/A.
Finkelstein 4. J. Dolgin/P. Krock
E/W 1. M. Suchman/G. Cunha
2. R. Weiner/E. Weiner 3. H.
Schick/Z. Cooper 4. Robinson/S.
Robinson
Section B
N/S 1. L. Chien/J. Chien 2. D.
Christiansen/D. Thompson 3. M.
Kessler/N. Wells 4. P. Kujachich/
B. Mantel
E/W 1. L. Karr/C. Daar 2. J.
Kadner/B. Klein 3. I. Schutzman/
M. Stoops 4. M. Powell/M. Sabol
Section C
N/S 1. B. Price/J. De Ganahl 2.
J. Bechtel/S. Wikman 3. K. Stevens/P.
Compton 4. J. Chenevey/
J. Chenevey
E/W 1. D. Wolfe/S. Adams
2. M. Schubarth/D. Guilfoy 3.
J. Johnston/B. Ballin 4. A. Rodrigues/M.
Rodrigues
For additional information,
see posted results or go to
http://julialowe.bridgeforyou.
com.
The third Twilight Golf
Tournament of the year is Friday,
June 24, on the Dollar
Ranch Golf Course. The event
is sponsored by the Rossmoor
Men’s Golf Club.
All members of the men’s
and women’s golf clubs with
established handicaps are eligible
to play.
The tournament will begin
with a shotgun start at 2:30
p.m. The format is a nine-hole,
Florida Scramble for men and
women and it will be flighted
by handicap. Singles and
less-than-foursomes will be
matched up by the Pro Shop.
The May tournament was
also a Florida Scramble where
the player whose shot is chosen
does not hit the next shot.
The format sped up play and
added some strategic twists to
shot selection. It was well received.

Following play, there is a
cocktail hour at 5 p.m. followed
by an Italian theme picnic at 6
at the Dollar picnic area. The
menu is pasta with meatballs
and chicken breast, marinara
or alfredo sauce, Caesar salad,
assorted rolls, dessert and coffee.
A vegetarian meal can be
requested.
The cost for dinner and golf
prizes is $24. Dinner only is
$18, and golf prizes without
dinner are $6.
Registration envelopes are
available in the Pro Shop.
There will be no refunds for
cancellations made after Saturday,
June 18.
Green fees are extra and
should be paid in the Pro Shop
prior to play. All players must
register in the Pro Shop on the
day of the tournament.
For information, ask in the
Pro Shop or contact Al Campassi,
event chairman, at 817-
7078 or alcampassi@aol.com.
The Domino Club meets
regularly twice a week.
Experienced players meet
on Monday evenings in the
Oak Room at Gateway Clubhouse.
Participants should plan
to arrive at 6:30 as play begins
promptly at 6:45.
Beginners or rusty players
meet Saturdays at noon in Multipurpose
Room No. 2 at Gateway.
This is the opportunity to
learn and practice the rules and
etiquette of Fives, the domino
game played at the club.
The Domino Club plays a
game called Five-Up. Because
the player can use all of the
doubles to play from, it is a faster,
higher-scoring game than
the other Fives versions. Play is
with partners, but it is not necessary
to bring a partner.
Five games of about 27 minutes
each are played to a score
of 300 per game. A cribbage
board is used to keep score.
Each hole on the cribbage
board is equal to five points;
therefore the 60 holes on the
board are equal to 300 points.
Everyone is welcome to play
and learn about dominoes.
The domino winners for
June 6 were: Wint Mather, 338;
Tillie Schiller, 320; Pat Quarto,
314; Kent Croswell, 312;
and Carol Thom, 310.
The domino winners for
June 4 were: Jeannie Johnson,
334; Jim Ford, 314; and Walter
Roosli, 310.
Tip of the week
Since not all dominoes are
“in play” to start the game,
Five-up requires some consideration
of the odds when deciding
on what plays to make
when unable to score (or for
the more advanced players,
deciding on times when it may
be appropriate not to score for
that one play). The next few
weeks will look at how a player
can “calculate the odds” even
without actually deducing a
number.
On May 31, 42 persons played
partnership bridge in the Oak
Room at Gateway. Agnes Doubet/
Renèe Medak topped the winners
with 4820 points.
Other winners were: Michael
Sabol/Peter Gallus, 3640; John
Hyde/Dave Howell, 3400; Ruth
Resch/Betty Dawes, 3070; Sara
Spence/Ian Harris, 2970; Vicki
LaBatt/Mary Keeler, 2920; Helen
Field/Ellen Doerfer, 2720; and
Barbara Murphy/Carolyn Nelson,
2660. Low score was 1350.
Acting directors Duncan Carter
and Helen Dailey were assisted
by Louise Sheets. For information,
call Dolores Clark at 947-
1767.
On June 3 at partnership
bridge, the scores were: Shari
Siegel/Dorlene Dockus 3760,
Vicki LaBatt/Mary Keeler
3610, Betty Dawes/Hilda Stein
3480 and Joan and Jim Chenevey
2850. Low score was
1500.
For information, call Helen
Dailey at 934-1902 or Carolyn
Nelson at 256-0144.
Continued from page 21
has done an excellent job with
the design and stage illustration
and Ann R. Oliver has
outdone herself in costume
design. The costumes cover a
unique compilation of cultures
in the mysterious land of Illyria,
but they are fun and definitely
unique.
I wish to compliment all
of the actors at Town Hall
for their excellent work, and
I highly recommend seeing
“Twelfth Night.”
The show continues Thursdays
through Saturdays at
8 p.m., with Sunday matinee
performances at 2 p.m.
through June 25. Tickets range
in price between $15 and $32
each. Call 283-1557 for ticket
sales or information or visit
the website at www.townhalltheatre.com

The theater is located at
3535 School Street, which
is at the corner of School
Street and Moraga Avenue in
Lafayette.
“Tales of the City”
Due to lack of space, you
will have to catch my review
of ACT’s “Tales of the City”
next week. The play has just
been extended through July 24
due to unprecedented demand
for tickets. The American Conservatory
Theater is located at
415 Geary Street in downtown
San Francisco. There are 8
p.m. performances Tuesdays
through Sundays, and 2 p.m.
matinees on selected dates.
Consult the website at www.
act-sf.org or by calling the box
office at 415-749-2228 for information.
Call to find out if you may walk the golf course – 988-7861.
To receive free digital service, order a
converter 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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FORF seeks passionate swimmer to complete its board
Creating joyful relationships is theme of couples group
End-of-Life
Issues Club
to show film
on Alzheimer’s
Audiologist
to speak to
Hearing Loss
Support Group
The End-of-Life Issues Club
will show the Canadian film,
“She’s Gone Away,” on Tuesday,
June 28, at 3 p.m. in Peacock
Hall.
“She’s Gone Away” sensitively
tells the story of a
woman (played by British actress
Julie Christie) who learns
she has Alzheimer’s disease,
and how she and her professor
husband (Gordon Pinsent)
cope with the diagnosis. Two
fine American actors, Michael
Murphy and Olympia Dukakis,
portray another married
couple coping with the same
diagnosis, this time of the husband.
(The spouses find some
comfort with each other.)
All End-of-Life Issues films
are shown with captions for
the hearing-impaired. The film
is 110 minutes long.
For information, contact
Eve Segal, 705-7124, or
evesegal@mac.com.
The Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
Support Group will meet
Tuesday, June 21, from 7 to 9
p.m. in the Vista Room at Hillside
Clubhouse.
The meeting will be conducted
by audiologist and
Rossmoor resident Mimi Salamat.
The meeting will focus on
two issues, one relating to
hearing loss and the second on
Tinnitus (ringing in the ear).
Group discussions will be the
primary agenda.
Meetings are open to
Rossmoor residents. Support
group members are highly encouraged
to bring their spouse,
a family member or a friend to
the meeting.
Refreshments will be
served.
For information or to join
the group, call Olga Radoccia
at 938-3998.
Based on techniques research
has demonstrated will
enhance happiness, Counseling
Services is offering a
group for couples, “Happy,
Happier, Happiest – Creating
Joyful Relationships.” The
group will meet for six weeks
on Thursdays, from 2 to 3:30
p.m. beginning June 30, in the
Conference Room at Gateway
Clubhouse.
Members will learn specific
practices that are proven
to improve communication,
intimacy, and increase both
satisfaction and contentment
individually and with the relationship.
Priscilla Tudor, manager of
Counseling Services, will lead
the group.
Registration is required.
There are only a few spaces
available.
To sign up for the group or
for information, call Tudor at
988-7751.
Friends of Rossmoor Fitness (FORF) is seeking to fill its remaining
board position to fulfill its bylaws.
The board currently consists of eight board members who are
interested in fitness. The club wishes to fill its ninth board position
with someone dedicated to and passionate about swimming.
There are regularly scheduled board meetings during which
fun events are planned in an effort to raise money for the Fitness
Center and pools. Meetings are held on Tuesdays (but not every
Tuesday) at 10:30 a.m. in the Eisenhower Room at Dollar Clubhouse.

Proceeds from the events support those needs of the Fitness
Center and pools that are not covered by the budget.
In its first year of existence, FORF held a variety of events for
its members and the Rossmoor community, which enabled the
club to assist the Fitness Center. The board is dedicated to assisting
the needs of the pools, but needs a board member who is
dedicated to swimming to further that endeavor.
Current board members are Tip Chase, Nancy Cook, Judy
French, Carol Green, Ed Lee, Bev Louie, Sherry Smith and Robert
Walgren. None of these members swim but all use the Fitness
Center.
Serving on the board is a great way to get involved, make new
friends, and give back to the swimming community. For information,
call Bev Louie at 947-5428.
STAIR-TRAC
Securitas will offer the
Stair-Trac wheelchair assistance
program seven
days a week from 9 a.m.
until 5 p.m. Call 988-7899
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.
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Wellness
Group topic
is common
aging problems
Exercise
With El
at Grace
The Rossmoor Wellness
Group has invited distinguished
local physician Richard
I. Gracer to speak at its
monthly meeting Monday,
June 27, at 7 p.m. in the Delta
Room at Del Valle Clubhouse.
Gracer’s latest book, “A
New Prescription for Addiction,”
discusses a comprehensive
method for treating addiction
to alcohol, cocaine, meth
and prescription drugs. His
presentation to the Wellness
Group will be a discussion on
problems with pain, fatigue
and difficulties for those who
have come under the infl uence
of substance abuse.
Gracer is the founder and
director of Gracer Medical
Group (GMG) in San Ramon.
He has been practicing family
medicine since 1974, and pain
management since 1979.
Using an integrated approach,
GMG offers the best of
all treatment modalities from
Western, Chinese or European
medicine to fi nd and treat the
root cause of symptoms. Gracer
is board certified in family
practice, and is a diplomat
of the American Academy of
Pain Management.
Prior to the regular meeting,
there will be an opportunity
to review materials outlining
“The Program to End Disease
(TPED),” described by a previous
speaker, Dr. Raymond
Francis. These handouts will
be available at 6:15p.m.
All residents and guests are
welcome. Rossmoor Wellness
Group members are primary
supporters of the club’s activities.
Nonmembers are welcome
and a $1 donation is optional.
Exercise With El meets every
Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the
Oak Room at Grace Presbyterian
Church, just outside the
Rossmoor gate at 2100 Tice
Valley Blvd. The class is free.
Rossmoor residents are invited
to meet the group and
join in this exercise activity on
June 29 and enjoy tea or coffee
after the exercise.
The class can help improve
balance and blood circulation
and strengthen bones and joints.
For information, call El
Nungesser at 256-4361.
Caring for Aging Family
Members is the special event
sponsored by John F. Kennedy
University Continuing
Education on Saturday, June
18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
John F. Kennedy University,
100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant
Hill.
The event will provide information
and resources needed
to make the most informed
choices for family members
who need caregiving.
Expert presentations will
run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
These presentations are free
and open to the public, but
space is limited and a reservation
is required. Reserve a seat
at www.jfku.edu/events.html.
Guest speakers will make
presentations on the following
topics:
• “Longer Lives: Family
Dilemmas, Strategies and Resources,”
with Linda FodriniJohnson,
MFT, CMC
• “The Dementia Dilemma,
Modern Care Management of
Dementia From a Neuropsychological
Perspective,” with
Dr. Eric Freitag, geriatric neuropsychologist
• “Is Your (or Your Loved
One’s) Estate Plan Sufficient
to Protect Against Long-Term
Care Expenses?” with F. Michael
Hanson, attorney at law
• “Sustainability in Family
Caregiving: How to Prepare,
Maintain and Adapt to the
Continuum of Care for Self
and Others,” with Cazeaux
Nordstrum, MFT
Local agencies and organizations
will also be on hand to
provide information and answer
questions.
An Aging Resource Expo
will be held from 1 to 3 p.m.
All are welcome and door prizes
will be given. Reservations
are not needed to attend this
part of the event.
Individuals with disabilities
who will need special assistance
should call 969-3362
prior to the event.
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CLASSIFIED INDEX
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
HOW TO PLACE A
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 e-mailed
to newsdesk@rossmoor.com,
or faxed to 925-988-7862.
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.
ROSSMOOR COMPUTER Services.
Hardware setup, repairs, upgrades,
software and application training.
New systems and software sales.
All windows and MAC OS. Data
Recovery! All service. No charge if
not fixed. 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.
CARPET REPAIR: Patching, seams,
re-stretching. Small jobs welcome.
Owner operator. State license
#704323. Serving Rossmoor since
1975. John Paul Jones, 925-676-
2255.
CARPET CLEANING ; Fast and
professional service. Same day
appointment available. Spot specialist.
Low, low price. Sell new
carpet. Licensed. Call today 925-
383-1253.
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 925-
689-4660.
BRUCE’S CARPET CLEANINGService
truck-mounted steam
cleaning, owner operator. Great
pricing, free estimates. Special on
upholstery available. Call and let’s
talk. Bruce, 925-930-7549 Business,
925-905-1262.
HOME SERVICE; LICENSED Manicures,
$12. Pedicures, $20. Call
Benita Ochoa for appointment in
your home, also Mary Kay consulting.
I can also take you to doctors
appointments. 925-432-6383 or
cell 925-759-5594. Companionship
care day/night.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES in
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.
ESTATE SALE- High quality furniture
for every room. Sofa bed, sofa,
chairs, tables, bedroom set, buffet
with top cabinet, lamps, much
more. Judy, 925-932-1022.
BICYCLE, CHINA Women’s 10-
speed. Helmet, rack, pump. Only
ridden twice. China Royal Doulton
English Renaissance. Buy entire
set or individual pieces. 925-979-
0434.
GE PROFILE 30” GLASS cooktop.
Excellent condition. Extended warranty
paid to July 2014. $400. Call
John, 925-256-8558.
GOLF ITEMS- Men’s club set; Orlimar
irons, Calloway woods- Various
other clubs-Datrek bag-Onepullcart
and one push cart. Make offer. Call
Ellen 925-932-0632.
R E F R I G E R AT O R K E N M O O R
Rossmoor resident offers extra
large Kenmore side-by side refrigerator.
Ten years old. Have original
sales slip and “Use and Care”
guide. Excellent condition, running
well, clean as a whistle, and very
cool. You must pick it up. $150 or
best offer. 510-435-2345.
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.
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We come to you! Minor dents
and those annoying scratches
on doors, fenders, hood, quarter
panels and bumpers. We save you
time and money! Save the hassle
of finding a body shop and call
925-234-2336.
CARSTIGE MOTORS- Steve pays
through the NOSE for cars, running
or not. Local family dealer: 2551
Stanwell Dr., Suite C, Concord.
Call Steve 925-766-6205 or go to
CarstigeMotors.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.
2001 CADILLAC STS low mileage,
$8,750. Also, GMC Sierra, 1999, big
truck, great, $6,500. Mobile home,
2 bedroom in Vallejo, $9,500. Call
925-330-4760 or 925-698-6375.
“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” 925-395-
8181. Excellent Rossmoor references!
TCP 25475.
HELPING HANDS/PERSONAL Assistant.
Transportation to doctor
appointments, grocery/clothes
shopping, errands, etc. I am reliable,
honest and caring. Rossmoor
references. I would love to help
you! Call Linda at 925-825-2181.
“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 925-989-
7113.
AVON CALLING! ROSSMOOR resident
recently retired, wants to establish
clientele at home. Will bring
makeup, skincare, bath and body,
hair care and gift products directly
to your door. Please call Susan
for friendly, reliable, personalized
service, 925-938-3278 or susan.
kasdan@sbcglobal.net.
BARBAR A BECKER WILL enhance
your occasion with her
beautiful piano music tailored
to your event. Call 925 -954 -
8808.
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.
JOHN SAUNDERS
John Saunders
Broker Associate and
14-yr. Rossmoor Resident
932-1162 ext. 3314
or 260-2946 direct
rossmoorresort.com
Lic.#00313918
Call and have me send you a brochure.
GORGEOUS GOLFER CHOICES
1) JUST LISTED, ground floor WESTCHESTER
in prime location just behind the 8th tee of
the Dollar Ranch Course. Two bedrooms, 2
baths, den all updated in good taste. Attached
garage + carport. $579,000.
2) 1,550-PLUS SQUARE FEET, upper CASTLEWOOD
model perched high above the Dollar
Ranch 5th fairway. Two bedrooms, 2 baths,
garage + carport. Sweeping views to the
western hills. Offered at $525,000.
3) ALL-LEVEL, single story cooperative with
views of the Creekside Golf Course, driving
range and new Pro Shop/Restaurant complex.
1,055 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths,
remodeled, updated and priced right at only
$290,000.
OTHER FINE OFFERINGS
1) SPIFFY UPPER MONTEREY cooperative
with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, full-size stall shower
and inside laundry. Only $119,000
2) OVER THE TOP remodeled 2-bedroom, 1-
bath Sequoia with good natural views. Big
time sacrifice now offered at only $175,000.
3) 1,375 SQUARE FOOT VILLA DE ANZA
CONDO. Two bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious
veranda, hill views, level-in, level-out level
all over! What a condominium value at only
$239,000!!
4) GRAND VILLA GRANDE. 2,080+
square feet. Attached double-car
garage. Two bedrooms, 2 baths,
den, family room, private sylvan
setting/views. $649,000.
SOLD
40 MISCELLANEOUS
10 PERSONALS
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
90 FOR SALE
65 AUTOS WANTED/
DEALERS
60 AUTOS WANTED
50 AUTOS FOR SALE
BEAUTY
CARPET CLEANING
CARPET REPAIR
COMPUTERS
45 TRANSPORTATION
66 AUTOS/SERVICE/
REPAIR
Exercise daily to Rossmoor
TV Channel 28’s
9 a.m. fitness show.
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Maria Napoli
Eberle
Prudential Top Producer
Leading Edge Society Winner 2010
Honor Society Winner 2009
Active Listings:
Location, Location, Location!
Cactus Court Entry 1 Sierra Model
2 beds/2 baths, vaulted ceilings, tree views
Just steps to the bus stop, close to Gateway
$285,000
Top-of-the-line Tamalpais!
Largest on the market, over 1500 sq. ft.
2 beds/2 baths, grassy private backyard
Townhome living at its finest!
$240,000
Recent Sales:
Stunning Santa Clara $450,000 – Sold in one day!
Magnificent Magnolia $449,000 – Pending in one day!
Coming Soon:
Gorgeous Villa Encanto with over 1800 sq. ft,
2-car parking
Great Claremont Value – 2/1 with w/d and updates
Please call me for a no-obligation Home Market
Evaluation or a tour of Rossmoor homes.
Maria Napoli Eberle
DRE# 01798906
(925) 478-7190 cell
maria@mariaeberle.com • www.mariaeberle.com
Thank you Rossmoor
– it’s my pleasure to
serve you!
If you know someone who
wants to sell their home and
move to Rossmoor
 I’d be delighted to help
– that’s my specialty!
Presents
Prestigious Eagle Ridge
Highly sought-after Alder.
Level first floor end unit...
perched on one of the
highest peaks in Eagle Ridge.
Offered at only $749,000
Ed Antenucci
United California Brokers
(925) 351-8686
DRE License #00876592 Virtual Tour available at
www.529SpottedOwlCt.dom.us
GEORGE’S FURNITURE REPAIR
service. 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.
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.
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 925-
216-5694.
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 calbuilt@comcast.
net
NEED NEW FLOORS TODAY? Sales
and installation of carpet, vinyl,
laminate, hardwood and tile. Quality
service, excellent rates. All major
credit cards accepted. Call Cliff
925-698-4100. www.henderson-
flooring.net License No. 846394.
NEED COMPUTER HELP? Call Harry,
925-926-1081, 925-788-8006,
Rossmoor resident. Certified, 30
plus years experience. Resurrect
dead computers. Install hardware,
software, problem resolution, upgrades.
Data backup. Migration,
recovery. Networking, internet connectivity,
DSL, broadband setup.
Resolved virus, worm, spyware
problems. Free computer performance
audit. Satisfaction guaranteed.
website: www.compconssupp.com

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 COMPUTER NURSE 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 first hour, $20
hourly after. 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 Internetuse,
Microsoft Word, basic computer-use,
also available. $20/hour.
In Rossmoor. 510-517-3179.
LICENSED ELECTRICIAN- Electrical
repairs; Lamps, sockets, wiring,
switches, etc. All types of
lighting, TV, DVD’s, computers,
telephone, and DSL. Free estimates-Rossmoor
references. Call
Romulo 925-705-2417. 7 days a
week. License. 897615.
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Classifieds on
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ELECTRICAL
FURNITURE MOVING/PACKING/HAULING
PAINT/WALLPAPER
REPAIRS
WINDOW CLEANING
HANDYMAN
CONTRACTORS
WINDOW COVERINGS
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
COMPUTERS
CONTRACTOR/FLOOR COVERING
ELECTRICAL
RON’S WINDOW COVERINGS -
Blinds, Drapes, Valances, Shutters,
and Shades. Free in-home consultation.
Free personalized installation.
Quick reliable service. Serving
Rossmoor for 25 years. Call 925-
827-0946.
EXPERT WINDOW & MIRROR cleaning.
Serving Rossmoor for 14 years.
Also, professional power washing.
Cleans all exterior floor surfaces,
patios, courtyards, “Trex Decks,”
sidewalks, tile, carports. Painting,
handyman work. Kevin James 925-
933-4403.
RELIABLE WINDOW CLEANINGWindow
cleaning, gutter cleaning
and pressure washing services.
Servicing Rossmoor and Lamorinda
since 1983. Excellent service and
outstanding results! Please call
925-254-7622 for a free no-hassle
friendly estimate.
WINDOWS, MINI-BLIND, carpet
and upholstery cleaning. Serving
Rossmoor since 1988 with guaranteed
results. You will be 100 percent
satisfied or your money back. Call
“Service First” for appointments or
estimate. Kevin, 925-689-4660.
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 “specific time recording” of TV
programs and remote control problems.
Call Tim, “The Video-Assist
Guy.” 925-837-6682.
FINE CLOCK REPAIR- Repairing
Rossmoor’s fine antique and modern
clocks for over 15 years. House
calls. Free pick-up and delivery.
I stand behind my workmanship.
Jonathan Goodwin, 925-376-4668.
CRAIG’S APPLIANCE REPAIR
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.
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, 925-932-5440.
LEW’S MOVING & HAULING Prompt
service. Starting at $22. Rossmoor
references available. Call 925-639-
7725.
WE HAVE FAMILY In Rossmoor!
Friendly, efficient and reasonable.
Many references, BBB, licensed
and insured. www.e-zmove.com or
call EZ Move Moving Services for
the easiest move ever. 925-335-
2222.
WILL HAUL AWAY Your throw-aways.
We will haul away your unwantables.
No job too small, no job too
large. We have been serving the
Rossmoor area for over 25 years.
Call Bob: 925-944-0606.
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
“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.
CRANE’S HANDYMAN SERVICES,
LLC. “Your small project expert”
serving Rossmoor for nearly 10
years! Electrical, plumbing, furniture
assembly, baseboards, crownmolding
and more! The only handyman
you’ll need! Insured. Business
License 018239. Call David, 925-
899-7975.
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.
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.
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, 925-932-
2773, Walnut Creek.
PROFESSIONAL POWERWASHING
Cleans all exterior floor surfaces:
patios, courtyards, “Trex” decks,
sidewalks, stairs, tile, outdoor carpet,
carports, also expert window/
mirror cleaning. Serving Rossmoor
over 15 years. Kevin James, 925-
933-4403.
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.
HANDYMAN & CARPENTRY Fencing,
painting, tile, linoleum, remodeling,
bathrooms and kitchens,
landscaping, plumbing, electrical,
cabinet refinishing. Pressure washing
for driveways and patios. Also
do window washing. Call Jaime,
925-639-0228.
HANDYMAN REPAIR Ser vices.
Specializing in home electrical,
tile, painting, flooring, wall coverings,
window cleaning and light
housekeeping. No job too small.
Rossmoor resident discounts. Call
Rick (Rossmoor resident) at 925-
639-8333.
HANDYMAN
INTERIOR PAINTING, All painting
services: wallpaper removal; wall
repairs and preparation; acoustic
ceilings; cabinets. No job too large
or too small. You can rely on and
will enjoy my personal service.
Well-established in Rossmoor - 24
years experience. Free estimates,
consultation. License 677208. David
M. Sale 925-945-1801.
DE MARTINO PAINTING Serving
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.
DEIGNAN PAINTING 24 years experience
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.
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OUR CURRENT MLS LISTINGS – CONDOMINIUMS
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
2 BEDS, 1.25 BATH
2 BEDS, 2.5 BATHS
We have the largest inventory of Rossmoor homes, many available only
through Rossmoor Realty. Call us fi rst for information on our exclusive listings.
VILLA CORDOVA – ALL ORIGINAL
OVERLOOKING HISTORIC BUCKEYE TREE in a lovely
setting. Cute 2 BR, level in from parking area.
PRICED TO SELL! ............................$170,000
ALDER – SERENE, VERY PRIVATE, LEVEL-IN.
Many upgrades incl picture window in LR, privacy
fence on deck, xtra insulation in ceilings, xtra
storage cabs in brkfst nook, mstr bath & garage.
Instant hot water. A BEAUTY!
....................................................... $825,000
CASTLEWOOD – BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
OVERLOOKING 5TH GREEN & WESTERN HILLS.
Attached garage + Detached carport. New W/W
plush carpeting. Former Doris Gill remodel. Light &
bright. A REAL WINNER!!
........................................................$525,000
EXP KENTFIELD - EXPANSIVE EASTERN
VIEW FROM ENTERTAINERS DELIGHT PATIO.
Complete privacy, w/ lawn area perfect for pet. Exp
master bedroom plus den. Kit has corian cntr. New
paint, carpet, Light & bright. Lowest Condo dues.
....................................................... $329,000
EXP KENTFIELD - WONDERFUL VIEWS OF
MT. DIABLO & CARQUINEZ STRAITS. Kit. Features
Corian counter tops. Separate den/offi ce w/views. M
Bed w/walk-in closet. Expansive LR/DR combination.
Skylights in entry hall & kit. Carport just steps away.
New paint. NEW PRICE!! ........................$275,000
MARIPOSA - MOVE RIGHT IN! - New paint &
new carpet nice grassy area off of patio. Garage &
Carport. Original move -in condition. . $239,000
MONTROSE – FANTASTIC VIEWS – ONE OF
THE BEST IN ROSSMOOR – FROM THIS CUSTOM
REMODELED HOME! Simply the best quality;
beautiful birch cabs, granite, blt ins, Calif closets,
Hunter Douglas Duette 2 on 1 shades + much
more. ..............................................$519,000
PINEHURST II - WHAT A VIEW! Newly
decorated with new carpet. Eat in kit or formal
dining room. All new upgraded appl. Garage. GAS
heat. NEW PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!!
.......................................................$269,000
REDWOOD – LOVELY PRIVATE SETTING IN
EXCITING DEER HIGHLANDS! End unit, lots of
windows, lt, brite! Filtered vally view. Majestic oak
tree. Frsh paint, new quality cpt, base mldg, raised
ceiling. 2 sided fi replace. ..................$510,000
ROSSLYN – VERY NICE HOME! Features
hardwood flooring in Dining/Living area & Den.
Good views. Very clean. Garage & Carport. Fully
furnished & shows great.
................................................... $497,000
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. Completely enclosed deck w/windows thruout.
Skylite. PLUS MUCH MORE
................................................... $565,000
EXP SARATOGA – PRIVACY OF AN
END UNIT, GOOD VIEWS & TWO Baths!! Frsh
paint, clean carpets, quality enclosure. W/D,
refrigerator incl.
.................................... $159,000
SIERRA – IMMACULATE HOME w/fresh paint,
new carpet, tile entry w/lg. private patio & very
pleasant view. Spacious eat in kitchen has new
vinyl, luminous ceiling, SS sink & serene garden
view. Formal DR w/rich laminate flrg. Convenient
garage parking.
.................................................... $275,000
SIERRA – GREAT VALUE! New Paint & Carpet.
Enclosed patio with floor to ceiling windows to
enjoy the pretty view. Lrg Bedrooms w/ample
closets. Lrg “eat in” Kitchen w/ generous
cabintry & door that pass-through to the large
enclosed patio. NEW PRICE!!
.................................................. $250,000
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.
FURTHER REDUCTION!! GREAT VALUE!!!
................................................... $599,000
TAHOE – COMPLETELY ENCLOSED PATIO ADDS
EXTRA SQ. FT. New paint, carpet, lino. Nice setting,
very lt, bright & private. NEW PRICE!! FURTHER
REDUCTION!! WHAT A VALUE!!
........................................................$305,000
VILLA DE ANZA – SPACIOUS &
LEVEL-IN on 2nd floor from nearest carport
#25. Large living room, formal dining, big
veranda, nice views. NEW PRICE!! SUPER
VALUE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!!
........................................................$239,000
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
CHURCHILL - ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! ALL
LEVEL ACCESS. New paint & carpet. Family room
combination with fi replace & views from every
window. Kitchen features hardwood fl oors, gas
cooktop & tile counters. 2 fi replaces. Master suite
w/walk-in closet, shower & separate tub. Guest
bedroom with full bath. Separate laundry. Den. 2
car garage w/wonderful cabinet storage & work
bench. Expansive Eastern views from patio.
.................................................... $1,250,000
New paint. NEW PRICE!! ........................$275,000
MARIPOSA - MOVE RIGHT IN! - New paint &
new carpet nice grassy area off of patio. Garage &
Carport. Original move -in condition. . $239,000
MONTROSE – FANTASTIC VIEWS – ONE OF
SOLD
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
PINEHURST II - WHAT A VIEW! Newly
decorated with new carpet. Eat in kit or formal
dining room. All new upgraded appl. Garage. GAS
heat. NEW PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!!
.......................................................$269,000
REDWOOD – LOVELY PRIVATE SETTING IN
SOLD
SANTA CLARA – WONDERFUL, LEVEL-IN,
MOVE-IN READY HOME. Features updated kitchen
& baths, carport just outside w/tandem parking.
Nice Patio. .................................`$325,000
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1 BED, 1.5 BATH
2 BEDS, 1.5 BATH 1 BED, 1 BATH
3 BEDS, 2 BATH 2 BEDS, 2 BATH
CONGREGATE LIVING CONDOMINIUMS AT THE WATERFORD
OUR CURRENT MLS LISTINGS – COOPERATIVES (EQUITY PRICE)
2 BEDS, 1 BATH
2 BEDS, 1.5 BATH
2 BEDS, 2 BATH
1 BED, 1 BATH
3 BEDS, 2 BATH
CYPRESS - VERY NICE HOME IN LOVELY SETTING.
Lovely outlook from living room, patio. Upgraded
kitchen w/corian counters & tile back splash, upgraded
stove. Hardwood fl oors (except kit & bathroom).
Upgraded vanity in bath. NEW PRICE!!
.................................................................$78,000
CYPRESS - LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Living
-room looks out on park-like setting. Level-in, light
& bright. New stove, newer carpet & drapes. Extra
cupboards in carport. ............................... $89,500
DEL MONTE - BARGAIN PRICED!! Living & dining rm
look out to gorgeous trees! Cozy, quiet, light & bright.
Lovely setting. Central gas heat & AC. Carport close. 2
laundry rms near. Visitor parking at front door. NEW
PRICE!! ....................................................$65,000
MENDOCINO - CHARMING, COZY, QUIET. Single
story, level in (no stairs). End unit. Large fenced patio.
Delightful area. Convenient location. Walk to clubhouses.
Light/bright. ........................................... $115,000
MENDOCINO – CHARMING QUALITY REMODEL,
reconfi gured bath w/corner stall shower, full W/D, hdwd
fl rs in entry, kit & bedrm. Too much to list! Canopy on
fenced frnt patio included. ...................... $159,000
CLAREMONT - NICE, BASIC HOME WITH W/D
New carpet, vinyl & touched up paint. FURTHER
REDUCTION!! LOOK AGAIN!! .....................$98,000
GOLDEN GATE - NEW CARPET & FRESHLY PAINTED
GEM. Convenient location, directly across from carport.
NEW PRICE!! ...........................................$139,000
KENTFIELD – MAGNIFICENT VIEWS! Enjoy the
sunsets from open patio. Neutral colored carpeting,
attractive dining rm light fi xture. Heat pump. Go with
Gusto! NEW PRICE!! ............................... $108,500
MONTEREY – PLEASANT OUTLOOK HERE! Added
square footage w/sturdy enclosure. 4 skylights, new
carpet/paint. Walk to Gateway & Del Valle. $115,000
MONTEREY – GOOD VALUE HERE! Remodeled bath
with full size stall shower, inside laundry including W/D.
Pleasant tree setting. ............................... $119,000
MONTEREY - LIGHT, BRIGHT & CHEERFUL ‘FEEL
GOOD PROPERTY’. View of large oak tree & golf course
from open balcony. Close to carport. Walk to everything.
................................................................$129,000
SARATOGA – LOWEST PRICED 2 BEDROOM
UPSTAIRS HOME ON MARKET! Walk to new restaurant
and driving range. Pleasant view of hills and trees. Close
to carport and laundry. ............................$89,000
SARATOGA – NICE MT. DIABLO VIEW FROM DINING
ROOM & OPEN VERANDA. Away from heavy traffi c areas.
Kitchen light & bright w/ tile counter tops. Designer
paint colors in most rooms. Close to carport, laundry &
guest parking. NEW PRICE!! .................... $107,000
SEQUOIA – NICE OUTLOOK – A WELL LOVED HOME.
Skylite in kitchen & bath. Carport & laundry very close.
Southern exposure!!! NEW PRICE – SUPER VALUE!!
............................................................... $103,000
SEQUOIA - LOW MILES ON THIS ORIGINAL
SEQUOIA! Park-like outlook w/trees & hills. 2 skylights.
Large wardrobe mirror in bath. Some updating. Close to
laundry. NEW PRICE!! ............................. $104,500
SEQUOIA – GREAT OUTLOOK, LIGHT & BRIGHT w/
new paint & newly cleaned “plush” carpets, newer appl
in kit & counter tops, newer counter tops in bathroom
too. CLEAN! ............................................$108,000
SEQUOIA – FANTASTIC MT. DIABLO VIEW! New
carpet, new paint. ....................................$115,000
SEQUOIA – QUALITY 2004 REMODEL. Additional
living space with hal-deck enclosure. Beautiful Four
Shadows location with pleasant views. NEW PRICE!!
................................................................ $175,000
SEQUOIA – FABULOUS SWEEPING VIEWS! High
end remodel. Maple cabs w/pull out drawers, granite
cntrs, Jenn Air stove, SS appls. incl micro. Quality new
cpt, crwm & base mldg, mirrored drs, new interior
drs, remodeled bath w/marble shower. NEW PRICE!!
FURTHER REDUCTION – BEST VALUE!!
................................................................$179,000
SEQUOIA WRAP – SPECTACULAR REDO BY
TOUPIN. Absolutely smashing redesigned w/outstanding
upgrades. View too! Whispering pines & ridge beyond.
Truly one of the fi nest. Fabulous cabinets, granite, pot
lights + much more. SUPERB VALUE! .....$219,900
YOSEMITE - LOVELY PRIVATE HILLSIDE SETTING!
Be entertained by deer, turkeys, birds. Charming patio
w/wrought iron fence. Fresh pnt, new cpt & lino, new
plantation blinds, new lt fi xtures, toilets, sinks, counters,
med chests, faucets, kit knobs. Carport convenient. NEW
PRICE!! .................................................$189,000
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. ...........................................$290,000
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. NEW PRICE!!
FURTHER REDUCTION!! ............................. $85,000
SONOMA – LOCATED RIGHT ACROSS FROM HILLSIDE
POOL! New paint & carpet with a nice enclosure with
lots of storage. Parking close to carport too. SUPER
VALUE – NEW PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!!
.................................................................$88,000
SONOMA – GREAT LOCATION WITH MT DIABLO
VIEW. Park like setting & views from front. New paint,
newer carpet. New oven, refrigerator. New light fi xtures
in dining & bathroom. .............................. $95,000
SONOMA – SUNNY & BRIGHT: New complete paint,
carpet & vinyl. All ready to go!!! Staged by Janis, carport
& laundry close by. ..................................$96,000
SONOMA – MT. DIABLO VIEW!! Berber carpet &
cherry “hardwood fl oors” in 2008. Newer wide base
molding. Self cleaning overn. Light & Bright. Shows
well!!! ................................................... $100,000
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 - LOTS OF HIDDEN UPGRADES, Full size
W/D. Newer doors, upgraded kitchen, stall shower. Walk
to everything. A REAL GEM! ...................... $119,500
SONOMA – BEAUTIFUL HOME features crown mldg,
built-ins & gas heat! Walk to tennis & golf. Community
laundry. ................................................. $120,000
PIEDMONT TH – PRIVATE & SERENE NATURE
LOVER’S PARADISE. Enjoy the two private decks
surrounded by nature and a total wildlife view from the
master bedrm. NEW PRICE!! .................. $319,000
CARMEL – BEAUTIFUL REMODELED HOME WITH
SPECTACULAR VIEW! Maple cab,under cab lighting,,
slab granite counter top, bamboo fl ooring. Bosch D/W,
custom colors. Mirrored closet doors & closest organizer.
Sunroom with Valley View. .......................$219,000
CLAREMONT – VERY WELL MAINTAINED, nicely
updated open deck, peek-a-boo view of golf course.
Laundry & parking near by. NEW PRICE!!
................................................................. $94,500
2 BEDS, 1 BATH
CARMEL – BEAUTIFUL CARMEL! No stairs, end unit.
Charmimg patio w/wrought iron gate, landscaping &
watering system. Freshly painted, quality carpeting,
smooth ceilings, crown molding and much more.
.............................................................. $205,000
MONTEREY – SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS
IN ROSSMOOR! Beautiful view from master BR, LR &
fi nished enclosure creating a space for a den. Shows
beautifully w/updated kitchen & baths. .. $205,000
SEQUOIA WRAP – LIGHT & BRIGHT. Full enclosure.
New paint & carpet. NEW PRICE!! ............... $147,500
SONOMA WRAP - LIGHT & BRIGHT 2 bath
w/”card” room, double paned windows, plantation
shutters, enormous walk in closet, updated master bath
w/tile fl rs in kit & baths. Built-ins in dining rm. Storage
cabinet on wrap. W/D. FURTHER REDUCTION!! NEW
PRICE!! ..................................................$188,000
TAMALPAIS – BEAUTIFUL & SERENE. Very private
setting. A duplex building at the end of the entry.
Updated kitchen and baths, decorator paint and new
carpet. The laundry and carport are just steps away.
Extra storage in the carport. NEW PRICE!! TAKE
ANOTHER LOOK – SUPER VALUE!! ........... $219,000
YOSEMITE – NO STAIRS, SINGLE STORY, END UNIT!
New carpet, freshly painted. Charming fenced patio
off living room. Kitchen features skylight, stainless
steel sink, refrigerator, white counters & cabinets. New
laminate entry & kitchen fl oors. W/D. ......$198,000
ROSEDOWN – CONVENIENCE GALORE! Close to
theater, mailroom, lobby & dining area. Master bath
features lg shower instead of tub. 2nd BR would make
perfect den. Gracious LR w/access to fenced patio.
Covered carport. NEW PRICE!! ................ $135,000
WESTBURY – IMMACULATE HOME WITH LOVELY
COURTYARD SETTING. New carpet, fresh semi-custom
paint, numerous new decorator light fi xtures, newer
vinyl & new heat pump. Very convenient to common area
& transportation. Beautifully staged. .. ... $379,000
CYPRESS – EXQUISITE LIGHT FILLED 2BR, 2 FULL
BATH WITH WRAP AROUND DECK & TREE VIEWS. Newly
painted interior is pristine & living area is highlighted
by custom designed built-ins. W/D included. Close to
parking #126 & Del Valle gym/pool. .....$160,000
CYPRESS – IMMPECCABLE HOME which is very
convenient to parking & transportation. Pleasant tree
lined courtyard setting. Nicely staged & a pleasure to
show. ....................................................$164,500
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.
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!! .......................... $319,900
CHATSWORTH – JUST STEPS TO ELEVATOR &
DINING. New carpet and paint. Peaceful, private outlooks
...............................................................................$148,000
CHATSWORTH – IMMACULATE & CONVENIENT to
the common area & transportation. Fresh paint, custom
window treatments, walk in closet, excellent storage,
fully equipped kitchen & pleasant view. ... $155,000
HUNTINGTON – GORGEOUS TOP FLOOR CORNER
HOME. Bright & sunny w/ Mt Diablo view. New paint ,
Lovely carpet. Wrap-around balcony. Original owners.
.................................................................. $395,000
SHELBURNE – IDEALLY LOCATED 3RD FLOOR
HOME w/ lovely treelined morning sun view. Very
convenient to dining area. ......................$162,500
Be entertained by deer, turkeys, birds. Charming patio
w/wrought iron fence. Fresh pnt, new cpt & lino, new
plantation blinds, new lt fi xtures, toilets, sinks, counters,
med chests, faucets, kit knobs. Carport convenient. NEW
 .................................................$189,000
SOLD
REDUCTION!! LOOK AGAIN!! .....................$98,000
GOLDEN GATE - NEW CARPET & FRESHLY PAINTED
GEM. Convenient location, directly across from carport.
NEW PRICE!! ...........................................$139,000
KENTFIELD – MAGNIFICENT VIEWS! Enjoy the
sunsets from open patio. Neutral colored carpeting,
SOLD SONOMA – LOCATED RIGHT ACROSS FROM HILLSIDE
POOL! New paint & carpet with a nice enclosure with
lots of storage. Parking close to carport too. SUPER
VALUE – NEW PRICE!! FURTHER REDUCTION!!
.................................................................$88,000
SONOMA – GREAT LOCATION WITH MT DIABLO
SOLD
EXP BROOKGREEN – EXPANDED & LOVELY!
Cheerful & light. Newer fl ooring & paint. Close to main
dining room & more activities. Crprt across court yard,
2nd space in. ...........................................$94,000
EXP BROOKGREEN – IMMACULATE TOP
FLOOR HOME W/LOVELY TREE LINE VISTA. Fresh semi
custom pnt, new carpet & like new W/D combination.
Heat pump replaced in 10/04. Carport parking.
..............................................................$105,000
SEQUOIA WRAP – SPECTACULAR REDO BY
TOUPIN. Absolutely smashing redesigned w/outstanding
upgrades. View too! Whispering pines & ridge beyond.
Truly one of the fi nest. Fabulous cabinets, granite, pot
lights + much more. SUPERB VALUE! .....$219,900
SOLD
52 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
Rossmoor Realty: 925.932.1162
GET RESULTS
WITH THE LEADER
Don’t Miss These Condos
Devonshire’s Finest: The Churchill with 2,300 sq.
ft., single story, level-in, beautiful kitchen/family room
combo, wonderful condition and fabulous views.
Shows like a model home. ..........................$1,250,000.
The Summit: Don’t miss this special property with
all-level access, views, dual fireplace, spacious kitchen.
Shows like a model home. Only ....................$599,000.
Rosslyn: 2/2 + den, 1,725 s.f. Hardwood floors, eatin
kitchen, dual-pane windows, den and dining room,
garage and carport, gas heat. ........................$497,000.
Rossyln: Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath + den with
outstanding views. Upper end unit, garage + carport.
Refreshed and ready. Great price. ................$468,000.
Expanded Kentfield: 2 bedroom, 2 bath + Den.
Enjoy views of hills and Mt. Diablo from private patio.
This property is one of a kind. .....................$329,000.
Expanded Kentfield: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths plus den.
Expansive views, skylights, spacious master suite and walkin
closet. Mt. Diablo views. Great price. ............$275,000.
Don’t Miss These Co-ops
Sonoma: Perfect condition 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. New
paint and carpet, parquet entry. Only ...............$85,000.
Sonoma: With Mt. Diablo views, park-like
approach, fresh and ready to go. .............$95,000.
Sequoia: With southwest views, 2 skylights, carport
and laundry close. ............................................$103,000.
Yosemite: All-level beauty. 2 bedrooms, 2 full
baths. All remodeled with wonderful patio, skylights
and much more. Carport very close.
......................................................................... $215,000.
New Sequoia: Move-in ready, new paint, carpet and
vinyl and staged. Doll house. ........................... $96,000.
New Monterey: With new paint, carpet, vinyl and
dishwasher. Only .............................................$109,000.
Many More Available
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
120 SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT
115 HEALTH SERVICES
110 PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES
HOUSECLEANING
YARD SERVICES
CAREGIVERS
“QUALITY ELDER-CARE” Skilled
caregivers available. Over 20 years
gerontology experience caring for;
physically disabled, stroke, post
surgery, dementia, Alzheimer’s and
hospice. Professional, cheerful and
affordable. Excellent references.
Bonded. No fee. Call Contra Costa
Caregivers, Carolyn 925-933-
6475.
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.
MASSAGE THERAPY or Trager bodywork
at your home or my nearby
studio $50-60/hour. Georgia Banks
925-586-3951. georgiabb@hotmail.
com Rossmoor references. Practitioner
in Rossmoor Bodywork
Club.
LAW OFFICE OF Philip P. Engler,
Phyllis A. Engler, Attorney at Law.
Probate, Wills, Trusts and Estate
Planning. Call 925-938-9909.
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.
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.
100 BUSINESS SERVICES
SUMMER 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.
AH, PATIO PARADISE! Healthy, colorful
plants will raise your spirits
daily-guaranteed. You and I can
create a fresh, pleasing patio for
you to enjoy. I design, prune, plant,
fertilize and install automatic irrigation
to keep your paradise green.
Chris 925-451-1368. License C27
778003.
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-
935-6494 or office 925-943-1620.
I BUY, SELL AND APPRAISE U.S.
and world coins and currency. 36-
year 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-collectorcoins.com
GOALS + ACTION = RESULTS Collaborate
together to get control of
your time, space, paperwork, financial
documents, activities and
choices. Design and activate your
whole new life. Call New Life Story
Coach, Krista Anderson-Bogart,
M.A. Free introductory consultation.
925-939-2336.
NOTARY PUBLIC D ICK HAR -
ROW 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: 510-459-5770,
basigningservice@yahoo.com
BANKRUPTCY AND TAX office.
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,
dana_snider@yahoo.
com
FINANCIAL ORGANIZER: I’ll gather
tax documentation, tackle paperwork
clutter, pay bills, organize
files and more, in your home. Experienced.
Confidential. Excellent
References. Relieve your mind.
Call Lisa Wiley 510-749-8454,
consultwiley@yahoo.com
DIAMOND & GOLD BUYERS- The
Golden Egg, Lafayette. Experienced,
professional and friendly
buyers of gold, diamonds, estate
jewelry, silver and platinum. Please
call Jennifer 925-299-1878 for appointment.
110 PROFESSIONAL
SERVICES
CARING CAREGIVERS- Over 10
years of vast experience providing
total patient care. We are 3 professional
native Californians. 4 hour
minimum. Call Priscilla 925-330-
0192, Susan 925-788-9605, Betty
(not an agency) 925-274-3866.
HONEST & RELIABLE CaregiverWill
do personal care, cook, housekeeping,
appointments and grocery
shop. Good references, negotiable
wages and friendly, loving care.
Part or full-time. Violet 925-458-
3379 or 925-457-8448.
18-YEAR EXPERIENCE in Geriatric
Care. CAN license, bonded and insured,
HHA and CPR certified and
more. No agent fee and reasonable
rate, live-in or hourly. License driver
with insurance, can run errands,
grocery, Doctors appointment etc.,
whatever your need we can meet.
Call 925-997-9606.
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. 925-
899-3976 or 510-352-8041.
TIRED OF AGENCIES? Law binding
contracts-hidden charges? Cut
out the middle man. I’m a C.N.A
that offers prompt dependable care
and lots of TLC. In Rossmoor since
1988. Doctor references. Marie,
925-497-7171.
LOOKING FOR A KINDRED spirit?
I’m a certified nurse’s aide who
believes in traditional medicine, a
little physical therapy-lots of laughter.
Experienced in all aspects of
home care. Available part-time or
full-time. Working in Rossmoor
since 1987. Call Doreen at 925-
497-7171.
COMPANIONSHIP TO HOME Health.
Assisting Rossmoor residents to
remain safely in their homes since
1990. This is not an agency. I am a
nurse’s aide with a wide range of
experience. Whether your needs
are meal preparation, transportation,
help with daily living, or your
condition is more serious such as
post surgery, Alzheimer’s, or hospice
I am the one for you. Available
part-time or full, 24/7. Doctor references/Affordable
rates. Call Susan
at 925-285-9806.
PRIVATE NURSE- CAREGIVER
Good references, part-time/fulltime.
Twenty years experience.
Cooking and light housekeeping.
Licensed and bonded with my own
personal vehicle. For warmth and
compassion, call Susan, 925-849-
5611 or 925-787-7485.
ELDERLY CARE WITH 20 years
experience. Excellent references,
care for strokes, Alzheimer’s, Emphysema,
diabetes, heart problems,
Hospice care, etc. Cooking,
errands, exercises, medicine, light
housekeeping. Live-in, long and
short hours, Sylvia or Mary, 925-
676-9309 and 925-768-0178.
FOR THE LAST DECADE, I’ve helped
seniors improve quality of life and
longevity without medical treatments.
Providing quality homecare
for seniors and peace of mind for
their loved ones. My devotion lies in
serving the aging population community
with integrity. Call Ava at
925-360-9860 for a free visit and
transportation.
120 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT
CAREGIVERS
COMPASSION & CARE services.
Live-in, live-out, hourly. For seniors
with special needs or care.
We have 15 years experience,
good references. We are honest
and trustworthy. Call Lyla or Marilyn
at 925-818-2248.
BEST QUALITY CARE 27 years RN
experience. Excellent references.
20 years in Rossmoor. Dependable,
affordable, honest, loving,
and kind. Available anytime hourly/live-in
24/7, 50% discount for
new clients. Licensed, insured. No
agency fee. Mary 925-497-7738.
EXCELLENT REFERENCES- experienced
Rossmoor caregiver.
Best male companion. Dressing,
driving, shopping, light cleaning. I
cook too! Call Rich Mazaroff 925-
945-0574.
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.
EXPERIENCED, CARING and reliable
caregiver available Monday
thru Friday 8-5. Help with dressing,
bathing, organizing, housekeeping,
shopping and errands.
$15-18/ hour. Weekly rates negotiable.
Call Lucy, 925-864-5706. I
have great references.
RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITY for
elderly - 6 bed, private rooms, high
quality environment, experienced
caregivers, excellent care, night
staff, $3800 per month total care,
dementia and hospice also available,
abigailboard.com, 925-825-
3594.
EXCELLENT FEMALE caregiver, 25
years experience. English speaking
Rossmoor resident; mature,
honest, reliable, trustworthy and
clean. Available for companion,
hourly, shopping, doctor’s appointments
and overnight. Excellent
references. Call 925-933-0120.
COMPASSIONATE, RELIABLE,
caregiver will do personal care.
Meal preparation, house cleaning,
errands. Very dependable, friendly,
honest and trustworthy. Good
references, affordable wages. Full
time/part time or live-in or out. Elsie
925-300-5097.
CAREGIVERS AVAILABLE for hourly
and live-in position. More than
15 years experience, from companionship
to total care. We are
bonded and insured. DMV clearance.
Call Ofa 925-848-6690.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT (US)/ RN
nurse (Brazil). Walnut Creek resident
and well-educated, compassionate
and reliable caregiver. Will
do personal care, meal preparation
and errands. Good references.
Live out. Call 209-985-2495
(cell) or 925-279-3036 (home).
RELIABLE, TRUSTWORTHY, dependable
caregiver. Over 25
years experience with physically
disabled, stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia,
cancer, nursing skills, hospice
care, doctor’s appointments,
cleaning. Just ended seven-year
job. Outstanding DMV records.
Live in/out, hourly. Eva, 510-610-
1550.
“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, 925-
228-9841.
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
BROTHER & SISTER HOUSE cleaning.
Big and small jobs. One time or
scheduled appointments. Reasonable
rates. Rossmoor references.
Call Cristina 925-324-4241.
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VALUE PRICED SPACIOUS CLAREMONT
Bring your imagination and add your personal touches to make
this home your own. Roomy living areas for easy furniture placement.
Enjoy the wonderful deck with hillside and golf course
views. Close to bus stop, parking and laundry. Only .....$99,950.
GET LOTS OF SPACE
For your money in this 1,546 s.f. Tahoe condo. Offers 2 bedrooms, 2
baths, laundry room, den, dining room, living room and wood-burning
fi replace. Upgraded kitchen with new double ovens, dishwasher, granite
countertops. Fresh paint, new carpet, 2 patios, garage and carport.
 ................................................................................ Reduced to $379,000.
LEVEL-IN, END UNIT MENDOCINO
With private location and lovely garden patio. Large picture window
in master bedroom, skylight in dining area, stone counters and Pergo
fl oors in kitchen, upgraded bath. One-bedroom, 1-bath. ....... $129,000.
VERY RARE EXPANDED KENTFIELD
The new carpets and paint are almost ready in this really well located
2-bedroom, 2-bath, hilltop VIEW unit with over 1,400 square feet of
luxury living space. This is NOT a re-list; it is a new listing that features
a huge master bedroom suite, an expanded separate den and large
private deck. Big Reduction ....................................................... $259,000.
CHARMING SANTA CRUZ
Has just been reduced. Come take a look. It is very private with 2 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms and a den. There are not any neighbors below or
above. Full-size washer/dryer as well as the refrigerator included in the
unit. It is a must-see. ................................................................. $235,000.
DESIRABLE YOSEMITE
With a perfect private patio garden. Bright and sunny with lots
of windows and skylights. Make an offer for this level-in unit.
Reduced to ..................................................................... $173,500.
UPDATED FILOLI AT THE WATERFORD
Huge Price Reduction! Located on the top fl oor 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.
..............................................................................Reduced to $399,000.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
This terrifi c 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! ........................................................................ Reduced to $285,000.
CUTE LEVEL-IN GOLDEN GATE
This 2 bedroom, 1 bath, level-in Golden Gate model has fresh paint,
newer carpet, all new light fi xtures. Very bright and light with open
atrium. Close to laundry. .............................................................$137,000.
GREAT SEQUOIA WRAP
With loads of natural light and great view! An additional sliding
glass door in the dining room, plus a window in the kitchen and
bath let you enjoy the view. Carport and laundry are very close
by. .................................................................... Reduced to $139,500
PRIVATE VIEW MONTEREY
Motivated seller recently lowered price. Spacious 2-bed/2-bath
Monterey has it all. Wonderful private location with tranquil
wooded views. Updated kitchen, skylights, washer/dryer hookups
and much more. Time to buy now!
Reduced to ...................................................................... $159,950.
NEW TO MARKET
Well-located Mariposa is close to Gateway Clubhouse and the
entrance to Rossmoor. Move-in ready with modern colors. Sunny
eat-in kitchen with large window overlooking the front patio.
Spacious living areas lead out to back patio with verdant views.
Front entrance is almost level and garage is nearby.
............................................................................................ $275,000.
VERY PRIVATE SAN FRANCISCAN CO-OP
Just steps to Gateway Clubhouse and near the entrance to
Rossmoor and the Fitness Center. Upgraded with sunny new
kitchen with skylight. Expanded with enclosed atrium with back
window. Spacious master bedroom has French doors leading to
the atrium. Second bedroom is perfect spot for offi ce. Enjoy the
private patio views. Reduced ........................................... $195,000.
WANTED: VALUE-CONSCIOUS BUYER
Super 2/1 Claremont with inside w/d, updated kitchen, enclosed
patio, move-in condition. Seller will consider lease or lease-option.
Great opportunity! Just ....................................... $119,000.
TOP OF THE ROSSMOOR WORLD
Villa Nuevo with gorgeous views. Upgraded throughout. Three
bedrooms, 2 baths plus a wonderful den/sunroom. Spacious living
areas with granite-faced fi replace. Modern eat-in kitchen with
all the conveniences, lazy-susan, pullout drawers, pantry, private
master suite with panoramic views. Plantation shutters throughout.
Garage and carport. ................................................. $539,000
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681-3324
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642-0415
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949-9499
Joanne Mendoza
510-409-7914
Lynne Keefer
330-3356
Mary Beall
Offi ce Manager
Virginia Dempsey
708-5855
Kim Kokes
787-0351
Alex Kokes
788-7000
Jackie Giffi n
951-7021
Gina Bethel
408-9908
FEATURED AGENT
GEORGE NAEGER
Maria Eberle
478-7190
PENDING
Mary Beth MacLennan
324-6246
LOVELY WHITNEY
Two bedrooms, 2 baths, den, laundry room, new carpet, some
hardwood fl oors, lovely kitchen, enclosed back patio for more
square footage, gated front patio, attached garage and carport.
Very close to the new Creekside Clubhouse. .................... $699,000
RARE VILLA ENCANTO
Fully updated with over 1850 s.f. Three large bedrooms, 2 baths,
huge living room, formal dining room, large bright kitchen and
nook, miles of new custom hardwood fl oors and enormous covered
terrace. Oversized 2-car garage with storage loft and interior
access. Priced in the mid .....................................................$595,000s
SANTA CRUZ CONDO WITH NO STEPS
Just completed Toupin “Top to Bottom” remodel. This bright unit
features 2 bedrooms, 2 designer baths and den, a large great
room and gourmet kitchen with the best fi nishes, including solid
cherry cabinets. Priced in the low ...................................... $339,900
SPACIOUS SONOMA WRAP
Enclosed wrap with entry door from dining area. Windows in
the kitchen and bath. Washer/dryer. Mt. Diablo views. Fresh and
move-in ready with decorator paint and carpet. ..............$122,500
ROSSMOOR TREE HOUSE
Summer lease. One-bedroom, 1 bath Del Monte. Fully furnished.
Available July 1. ..................................................... $1,100 per month
George is a native of Saint Louis, Mo.,
and celebrates 48 years as a real estate
broker in Contra Costa County. He is a
member of the Elite Real Estate Certifi
cate Institute and holds a certifi cate
in real estate from UC Berkeley. He is a
graduate of the University of Dayton,
Ohio, with a major in economics and
math. He has been chosen by his state
peers as an honorary life member of the California Association
of Realtors. George and his wife Mary Beth have lived
in Rossmoor for 23 years. He has listed and sold Rossmoor
homes for more than 25 years. He is a fi rm believer in the
seller benefi ts and bottom-line advantages to clients of
placing homes immediately on the Multiple Listing Service.
George can be reached by calling 925-260-0723.
★ ★ PRUDENTIAL NEWSBOARD ★ ★ Santa Cruz Condo
with absolutely
no steps. Toupin
remodel. $399,900.
See below in
Coming Soon
George Naeger
260-0723
54 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
Tom Thurow
Dedicated to Real Estate Since 1976
I offer good old-fashioned service!
925.200.1209
DRE #0083210
ALL YOUR MOVING NEEDS MADE EASY
“LET US HELP YOU”
DOWNSIZING, MOVING,
PACKING/UNPACKING
SENIOR MOVERS OF THE BAY AREA
Katherine Fogelman 925-785-5349
Hazel Kravariotis 925-548-9718
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jimtmarsh@comcast.net
JIM MARSH
PARK PLACE REAL ESTATE
Rossmoor resident serving Rossmoor
“When it is your move, call us”
330-6071 • 254-7782
DRE 01756741
180 PETS
170 REAL ESTATE WANTED
160 REAL ESTATE FOR RENT
150 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
140 WANTED
130 HELP WANTED
175 VACATION RENTAL
149 REAL ESTATE
INFORMATION
SONOMA- BEAUTIFUL AREA Two
bedrooms, quality carpeting, upgrades,
huge deck, light bright, carport
close. $108,000. Betty Case,
Rossmoor Realty 932-1162, 287-
3347 Direct.
YOSEMITE- Single-story, no stairs.
Charming 2 bedrooms, 2 baths,
end unit. New paint/carpet, washer/dryer.
Fenced patio. $198,000.
Betty Case, Rossmoor Realty 932-
1162, 287-3347 Direct.
A SASSY SAN FRANCISCAN For
sale by owners in Mutual 1. Must
see to appreciate: Call anytime
415-279-5045.
ALMOST LEVEL-IN ROSSLYN: New
listing - First time for sale. Only 2
steps! 2 bedroom plus office/2 bath,
plus garage. Huge deck with views
of valley. Updated and gorgeous.
Photos at www.5401TerraGranada.
com Call Susan Kingsley 925-381-
4693 Alain Pinel Realtors.
WATERFORD-LIVE STYLISHLY Top
floor Middleton Model. Two bedroom,
1.5 bath condo for independent
congregate living with great
food, shuttle service and access to
all that Rossmoor has to offer. 24/7
staff. $168,850 Photos at www.WaterfordInRossmoor.com
Call Susan
Kingsley 925-381-4693 Alain Pinel
Realtors.
PRESTIGIOUS EAGLE RIDGE Highly
sought after Alder first floor level,
end unit. Perched on one of the
highest peaks in Eagle Ridge. Offered
at only $749,000. Call Ed at
925-351-8686.
DEL MONTE- One bedroom, one
bath, looks out to gorgeous trees!
Carport/guest parking close. Furniture
optional. Reduced to $65,000.
Betty Case, Rossmoor Realty 932-
1162, 287-3347 Direct.
REDWOOD- Desirable Deer Highlands
location! View! Gorgeous 2
bedroom/2 baths, den. End unit.
New carpet/paint, high ceiling,
garage. $510,000. Betty Case,
Rossmoor Realty 932-1162, 287-
3347 Direct.
SELLING ROSSMOOR For 28 years.
I know Rossmoor well and can list,
market and sell your Rossmoor
home. I’ve lived here since 1983.
Give me a call. Earl Corder,
Rossmoor Realty 925-932-1162 x
3333 office. E-mail: ccloner@aol.
com
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 rossmoorpatti@aol.com
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 925-
229-2775 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.
PART-TIME EXTENDED CARE
Assistant required for St. Perpetua
School, Lafayette. 7 -9:30
am Monday thru Friday. Contact
Pippa Fisher, 925-284-9070 or
pfisher@csdo.org
“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 lisazuniga@sbcglobal.net
BAY AREA CLEANING- Professional
house cleaning. 20 percent discount
for Rossmoor residents. Very
thorough deep cleaning, we provide
all cleaning supplies, vacuums, remove
trash. Licensed, bonded and
insured. Call 925-951-7293.
CAREGIVING & MORE I have worked
in Rossmoor for over 15 years and
have many references. Great companion
that will help you drive to
shopping or appts. Do light cooking,
I can take care of your pets
and plants too. Available days or
evenings or live-in. You ask we do
it. Call anytime, Miriam 925-323-
6799.
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 925-
207-9683. Bonded and insured.
TWO 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 925-
354-7374.
OLIVIA’S HOUSECLEANING 30-year
experience working in Rossmoor. I
work by myself. Good references.
Please call after 6 p.m. 925-372-
7199.
HOUSECLEANING
120 SEEKING
EMPLOYMENT 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 Silver and Navajo Turquoise
jewelry. Call Monica at
Sundance Antiques, 2323 Boulevard
Circle, Walnut Creek. 925-
930-6200.
I BUY, SELL AND APPRAISE U.S.
and world coins and currency. 36-
year 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-collectorcoins.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 as -
sistant. 925-683-4010 or email
adreamcometrue@pacbell.net
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 925-
676-4117. Ask for Ken.
ESTATES WANTED! Rossmoor resident
providing estate sale services.
Direct purchase also; antiques,
art, silver, jewelry, glass, China,
Asian items. Courteous, prompt,
professional. Over 25 years experience.
Call 510-506-1483, 925-
899-7886 or 925-933-0479.
140 WANTED
CARMEL- NEW LISTING! No stairs,
2 bedrooms/2baths. Fenced front
patio and charming rear patio!
New carpet/paint, crown molding,
smooth ceilings. Beautiful. $205,
000. Betty Case, Rossmoor Realty
932-1162, 287-3347 Direct.
150 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
TLC FOR CATS & PLANTS Cats are
social animals; they miss you when
you are away. They need TLC service.
Still only $12 per visit. Grete
and Bill Trulock, past president of
Friends of Animals. 13th 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, EXPERIENCED, caring,
compassionate pet lover. Will assist
you with dog walking, pet visitations,
sitting and vet appointments.
Rossmoor references. Please call
Diane 925-946-1052.
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 925-256-6885.
WILL WALK OR SIT WITH any dog
or cat at any time on any days. I am
David Sanborn. My number is 925-
256-6885.
A LOVING SIAMESE BOY- Looking
for someone to love. He is very good
looking with dramatic blue eyes in
contrast with his dark chocolate
shiny coat. He loves to be loved but
needs to be in a single cat home.
He is neutered, 10 years old and
declawed so is definitely an indoor
cat. Once he trusts you, he purrs at
a single touch. His name is “Taj”.
Please call Carol, 925-933-3535.
M E N D O C I N O O C E A N F R O N T
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.
K AUA I - O C E A N F R O N T C O N -
DO Lae nani. One bedroom, 1.5
bath, ground level, 2 adults. Call
Rossmoor owner 925-872-8141.
RESPONSIBLE AND NEAT couple,
looking to experience Rossmoor,
seeks furnished rental for two months
in August to September time period.
Non-smokers with a well-behaved
non-shedding mini-Schnauzer. Dog
is crated when left alone. 772-562-
6200; legocki@yahoo.com.
2 BDR/1 BA. MONTEREY: Upper
level (1/2 flight) handicap lift. Long
term lease, furnished or unfurnished.
$1495, per month includes
all utilities and Comcast cable
package. Close convenient carport.
925-286-6175.
UNFURNISHED CLAREMONT (Like
a Sonoma) on Lower Ptarmigan.
Inside laundry, nice outlook, close
to parking. $1,300/per month. Jim
agent (DRE 01756714) Call 925-
330-6071.
1 BEDROOM/1-1/2 BATH in Waterford
– 925 sq. ft. Chatsworth. Freshly
painted – immaculate. Third floor with
pleasant eastern exposure and hillside
views. $2,000/month. Includes
restaurant style dinner daily and
weekly housekeeping. Available now.
Lease. Call Mary 925-286-5755.
WATERFORD 2 bedrooms/2 full
baths. Meals, weekly housekeeping,
social rooms. Premier living
in beautiful setting. Short-term or
extended lease. Furnished or unfurnished.
Call 925-323-7133.
2 BED/1 BATH BEAUTIFULLY furnished
Sonoma. Available now - 6
month or 1 year lease. Desirable
location, close to Hillside Pool. No
smoking, no pets. $1500 month,
plus utilities. 925-818-1352.
SOLD HOME IN LAFAYETTE wanting
to rent asap for 3 to 6 months.
Furnished or unfurnished, prefer
2 bedrooms, plus den if possible.
Very flexible. Excellent references.
Call 925-323-7453.
2BR/2BATH WITH VIEW at entry 18
Golden Rain Road. Eight steps, unfurnished
$1250/month. Long term
lease preferred. Carport available.
925-323-8814.
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS FROM this private
2 bedroom/1 bath Sonoma
wrap. Plantation shutters, newer
carpet, inside W/D, nearby carport,
some steps. One year lease, $1500
a month plus security deposit. Mary
650-520-4183, 925-735-6080.
find more Classified
listings on page 56
SUMMER RENTAL IN THE Waterford
or other, for single 80 plus, non
smoking/no pet woman. Needs/
wants third floor unit, sunny and furnished.
Excellent references. 530-
577-8302 or dnurock@yahoo.com
170 REAL ESTATE WANTED
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for goods or services in
the Rossmoor News does 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.
 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011 55
CONDOMINIUMS
CO-OPERATIVES
1950 Tice Valley Blvd.,
Walnut Creek
(925) 937-6050
Welcome
Gay White
Jackie & Michael Gerry
209-5140
George Detre
360-7531
Bernadette Dugan
683-7957
Allyson Cohan
899-0108
Paula Azeltine
899-3428
Sue Choe
212-2605
Walt Hanson
938-5162
Yvonne Jakovleski
457-7229
Vito LoGrasso
360-9143
Urcil Commons
937-3033
Gwen Schwinck
817-7208
Jeanette Evans
408-5172
Clarence Wickers
588-6244
Greg Courtney
518-8872
Faye Ann Silva
457-9231
Loc Barnes
639-9594
Branch Manager
Diana Smith
817-7255
Meridith Zomalt
899-3550
Vikki Bearman
708-0008
Tammy Choi
510-962-2623
Dan Sorenson
808-1726
April Pryor
530-524-3900
Kathryn Nusratty
510-508-0600
Suzanne Masella
788-5693
Sheron McCormick
323-9966
Dave Caron
708-6034
Emma Avila
510-545-9908
Christine Folger
200-2032
Gay White
899-1895
WALK OUT TO A
BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD
Spacious one-bedroom and on-bath Cypress
model. Tranquil and park-like setting. Corner
unit. Light and bright. Laminated fl oor throughout.
Crown moulding. Built-in book shelves.
Carport nearby. New listing. ........... $89,500.
MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!
Tastefully upgraded Sequoia to delight you.
Smooth ceilings, neutral carpet, cedar kitchen
with granite tile countertops, mirrored and twopanel
doors, shower, washer/dryer and an enclosure
for your special treasures. Located near the
golf course. ............................................$139,950.
METICULOUSLY
MAINTAINED MENDOCINO
Container garden on the spacious front patio
of this level-in. End unit boasts neutral carpet,
fresh paint, trim, skylight, new stove-top, hood
and oven and a fabulous Hillside Clubhouse location.
................................ Reduced to $119,000.
NEW PRICE—GREAT BUY
Lovely outlook from open deck of this Monterey.
Light and bright. Dishwasher, new fl oors in
kitchen and bath. Call Ann Cantrell at 639-7970
............................................................... $110,000.
INSIDE LAUNDRY!
Forced air and A/C in this Sonoma Wrap. Fresh
paint, including painted cabinets. Washer and
dryer in unit. Good outlook and open and bright!
.................................................................$99,000.
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. ...........................$189,900.
MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS
This Piedmont has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, with
one bedroom and bath downstairs. Granite counters
in kitchen and baths, natural carpet and tiles
throughout, new GE stainless appliance, balcony
and covered tile patio. ........................ $449,000.
CUTE UPDATED CYPRESS
Level-in. Crown moulding, baseboards and
smooth ceiling. Newer cabinets in kitchen and
bath. Tile entry and wood laminate fl oors. Extra-large
patio!! Close to parking and laundry.
............................................................ $93,500.
SPARKLING SONOMA
Fresh paint and clean carpets. Close to parking
and laundry with a sunny outlook. This is the
best buy in Rossmoor. Won’t last! .......$79,900.
TOTAL REMODEL
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. .......$149,950.
END UNIT/GOLF COURSE VIEW
Dramatic 2 story windows in this Tamalpais.
Freshly painted and carpeted throughout. Guest
bedroom and full bath downstairs. Master
bedroom/loft and full bath upstairs. Updated
kitchen, washer/dryer. ........................$229,900.
SASSY SEQUOIA
Has been tastefully updated with cedar cabinets,
granite countertops, smooth ceilings, mirrored
closet doors, panel doors, W/D, stall shower and
a spacious enclosure for extra space. Located
near golf course. Off ered for ...............$139,950.
SONOMA WRAP – WOW!
Big price reduction! Remodeled fl oors of gleaming
oak that is real hardwood and custom
bordered tile. Bring your dancing shoes! Also,
upgraded inside washer and dryer. Close to Gateway
with beautiful location. .................$115,000
EXCITING SONOMA--REDUCTION
This 2-bedroom, 1-bath Sonoma situated in a
quiet, serene park-like setting off ers new paint
and new carpet, newer appliances, open deck
and is close to carport. There is a new heating
unit and newly installed washer and dryer with
new bathroom vanity. Bring us an off er.
............................................................$109,900.
EXCITING GOLDEN GATE
Don’t miss this Ron Hanson remodel. completely
upgraded. Level-in. Open kitchen with new appliances,
granite counters. Direct questions to
925-938-5162
Gay White has recently
joined the Tice Valley/
Rossmoor offi ce of Better
Homes and Garden Real Estate.
Gay has a long history
of superior customer service
in health care. She managed
the fi rst multidisciplinary spine center on the
west coast at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco.
Gay moved to Rossmoor in 2002 and sits on
the boards of directors of the Tennis Club and
the Library Association. She is active in the Garden
Club and is also the MC/featured vocalist
with the Rossmoor Rhythm Revue tap dancers.
Gay’s goal as a new agent is to make every client
transaction seamless and easy to understand. She
can be reached at 925- 899-1895.
WELL-APPOINTED VILLA ROBLES
One of a handful of Villa Robles with an
attached garage and a “loft” room. Lots of updated
touches and a view. No steps to entry. ..
$399,500.
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 fl oor location. ............. $349,000.
GORGEOUS REMODEL
A Montrose condo located in the Turnberry area
with 2 bedrooms/2 baths, family room, formal
dining, and lovely view. ........................$479,000.
CLAREMONT CONDOMINIUM
Two bedrooms, 2 baths with an enclosed veranda
for extra living space. Can be fi nanced
by lender of choice. Small, quiet entry. Lowest
HOA fees in Rossmoor. This unit includes
laundry and is close to carport. Guest parking
right in front of newly painted building.
.......................................................... $169,000.
BEAUTIFUL SINGLE-STORY
This Whitney model has a two-car garage, 2
bedrooms + den, 2 baths, approximately 1,783 sq.
ft. Completely remodeled. Close to gate. Walking
distance to the new Creekside complex,
restaurant, golf shop. ...........................$749,000.
GREAT SETTING AND LOCATION!
This Villa El Rey has two large decks
overlooking the hills. Light and bright with
spacious living and dining rooms. Eat-in
area in kitchen. Walk-in pantry. Very large
master bedroom with updated bathroom.
Fireplace, inside laundry and new carpet.
....................................................$310,000.
BROOKGREEN AT THE WATERFORD
Weekly housekeeping, daily meals plus all the
activities of Rossmoor and the Waterford have
to off er. Third fl oor unit. View of the inner court
and pond with fountain. Close to the dining
room and elevator. ..................................$79,000.
This Whitney model has a two-car garage, 2
bedrooms + den, 2 baths, approximately 1,783 sq.
ft. Completely remodeled. Close to gate. Walking
distance to the new Creekside complex,
restaurant, golf shop.
PENDING
This Villa El Rey has two large decks
overlooking the hills. Light and bright with
spacious living and dining rooms. Eat-in
area in kitchen. Walk-in pantry. Very large
master bedroom with updated bathroom.
Fireplace, inside laundry and new carpet.
PENDING
Spacious one-bedroom and on-bath Cypress
model. Tranquil and park-like setting. Corner
unit. Light and bright. Laminated fl oor throughout.
Crown moulding. Built-in book shelves.
Carport nearby. New listing
PENDING
Level-in. Crown moulding, baseboards and
smooth ceiling. Newer cabinets in kitchen and
bath. Tile entry and wood laminate fl oors. Extra-large
patio!! Close to parking and laundry.
............................................................
PENDING
56 ROSSMOOR NEWS • JUNE 15, 2011
LEGAL NOTICES
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 18, 2011
Courtney Dias, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003576-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: 1) home/made 2) McWilliams
Somers and good company, 615
Murray Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549,
Contra Costa County.
 Gayle McWilliams Somers
 615 Murray Lane
 Lafayette, CA 94549
 Business conducted by an Individual.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/G.M. Somers
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 4828
Publish May 25, then June 1, 8 & 15,
2011.
—————————————————
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 12, 2011
Jose Gonzalez, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003446-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: 1) Norcal Team Realty 2)
Insight Real Estate Group 3) Insight Real
Estate 4) Insight Realty, 410 Castanya
Court, Danville, CA 94526, Contra Costa
County.
 Serenity Financial, Inc.
 410 Castanya Court
 Danville, CA 94526
 Business conducted by a Corporation.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/Michelle Parlette, 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 4829
Publish May 25, then June 1, 8 & 15,
2011.
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SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,
County of Contra Costa
725 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553
FILED: May 17, 2011
Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: N11-0713
PETITION FOR
CHANGE OF NAME
To all interested persons: Petitioner
KHADIJA MUMIN MOHAMED has filed
a petition with this court for a decree
changing names as follows: present
name: KHADIJA MUMIN MOHAMED to
proposed name: KHADIJA CANDACE
PRICE.
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear
before this court at 9:00 a.m. on July 7,
2011, in the courtroom in Department 60,
Room 102, located at 725 Court Street,
Martinez, California 94553, to show
cause, if any, why the petition for change
of name should not be granted.
A copy of this Order to Show Cause
shall be published at least once a week
for four successive weeks prior to the
date set for hearing on the petition in
the Rossmoor News, a newspaper of
general circulation printed in the County
of Contra Costa.
Judith Sanders
Judge Pro Tem of the Superior Court
Date: May 17, 2011
Legal RN 4830
Publish May 25, then June 1, 8 & 15,
2011
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 12, 2011
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 25, 2011
Joseph Barton, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003720-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: Made Whole Ministries,
132 Mountaire Parkway, Clayton, CA
94517, Contra Costa County.
 Darlene DeVera Hall
 132 Mountaire Parkway
 Clayton, CA 94517
 Business conducted by an Individual.
 The registrant(s) commenced
to transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above on
5/25/11.
s/Darlene DeVera Hall
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 4832
Publish June 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 11, 2011
H. Franklin, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003413-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: Nonstop Marketing Machine,
125 Near Ct. #417, Walnut Creek,
CA 94596, Contra Costa County.
 Gregory Rosenthal
 125 Near Ct. #417
 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
 Inga Rosenthal
 125 Near Ct. #417
 Walnut Creek, CA 94596
 Business conducted by Husband
and Wife.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/Gregory Rosenthal
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 4833
Publish June 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 25, 2011
Lisa Woods, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003713-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: Pacific Pipeline Products,
1766 Lacassie Ave., Suite 201, WalCONTRA
COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 25, 2011
Joseph Barton, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003712-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: 1.) NutcrackerSweete.
com, 2.) NutcrackerSweete.net, 3.) G
P W, 4.) Nutcracker Sweete, 5.) Nutcracker
Suite, 6.) Nutcracker Sweet,
7.) Grand Paint and Wallcovering, 5410
Morengo Drive, Concord, CA 94521,
Contra Costa County.
 Kerry Mapes
 5410 Morengo Drive
 Concord, CA 94521
 Business conducted by an Individual.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/Kerry Mapes
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 4836
Publish June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
822 Main Street
PO. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553
FILED: May 25, 2011
 Stephen L. Weir, County Clerk
 Contra Costa County
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT
OF USE OF FICTITIOUS
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
 The following person has abandoned
the use of the fictitious business name:
Caring Hands Home Health Care at 3461
Skylane, Lafayette, CA 94549, CC.
 The fictitious business name referred
to above was filed in Contra Costa
County on 5-25-10 under file number
00039400.
Joselyn G. Ojeda
 3461 Skylane
 Lafayette, CA 94549
 This business was conducted by an
Individual.
 /s/Joselyn Ojeda
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 4837
Publish June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2011.
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DAVID WELTY 229826
The Law and Mediation Office of
David Welty
821 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-444-4222
Attorney for: Kally Armitage
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,
County of Contra Costa
725 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Civil Division
FILED: May 24, 2011
K. Torre, Superior Court Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: N11-0783
PETITION FOR
CHANGE OF NAME AND GENDER
 To all interested persons: Petitioner
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 19, 2011
Joseph Barton, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003614-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: Luke Design Photography,
301 Belva Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
94523, Contra Costa County.
 Ann Luke
 301 Belva Lane
 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
 Business conducted by an Individual.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above on 5/1/11.
s/Ann M. Luke
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 4839
Publish June 15, 22 & 29, then July
6, 2011.
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Lisa Woods, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003437-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: Ideal Marketing & Promotions,
1984 Alvina Dr., P.O. Box 23256,
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, Contra Costa
County.
 Scott Bishop
 1984 Alvina Dr.,
 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
 Business conducted by an Individual.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/Scott Bishop
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 4831
Publish May 25, then June 1, 8 & 15,
2011.
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nut Creek, CA 94596, Contra Costa
County.
 PPP Corporation
 1766 Lacassie Ave., Suite 201
 Walnut Creek, CA 94596-7021
 Business conducted by a Corporation.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above on 10-10-
1986.
s/Sally J. Baker, Secretary
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 4835
Publish June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2011.
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KALLY TUDE ARMITAGE, (aka) KALI
TUDE ARMITAGE has filed a petition
with this court for a decree changing
names as follows: Present Name KALLY
TUDE ARMITAGE, to Proposed Name
KALI TUDE ARMITAGE.
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons
interested in this matter shall appear
before this court at the hearing at 9:00
a.m. on July 19, 2011, in the courtroom
in Department 60, Room 102, located
at 725 Court Street, Martinez, California
94553, to show cause, if any, why the
petition should not be granted.
A copy of this Order to Show Cause
shall be published at least once a week
for four successive weeks prior to the
date set for hearing on the petition in
the Rossmoor News, a newspaper of
general circulation printed in the County
of Contra Costa.
Dated: May 24, 2011
/s/Judith A. Sanders
Judge Pro-tem of the Superior Court
Legal RN 4838
Publish June 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2011.
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: June 1, 2011
Lisa Woods, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003833-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: Perkins Consulting, 843
Elm St., Rodeo CA 94572; 1511 M
Sycamore Ave., Ste 265, Hercules, CA
94572, Contra Costa County.
 Clark A. Perkins
 843 Elm St.
 Rodeo CA 94572
 Judith A. Perkins
 843 Elm St.
 Rodeo CA 94572
 Business conducted by Husband
and Wife.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/Clark A. Perkins
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 4840
Publish June 15, 22 & 29, then July
6, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 31, 2011
J. Odegaard, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003785-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing
business as: The Free Wesleyan Church
of Tonga in Concord, 1965 Colfax Street,
Concord, CA 94521, Contra Costa
County.
 Maata Tofavalta
 1917 Clayton Way #2
 Concord, CA 94519
 Viliami Vunipola
 111 Loveridge CIrcle
 Pittsburg, CA 94565
 Business conducted by: a General
Partnership.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/Maata Tofavalta
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 4841
Publish June 15, 22 & 29, then July
6, 2011.
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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE
Trustee Sale No. FC27274-11 Loan No.
0191213 Title Order No. 5123422 APN
179-280-112-6 TRA No.: YOU ARE IN
DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST
DATED 08/25/05. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU,
YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER.
On July 6, 2011 at 01:30 PM,
MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES,
INC. as the duly appointed Trustee
under and pursuant to Deed of Trust
Recorded on 08/31/05 as Document
No. 2005-0330238-00 of official
records in the Office of the Recorder
of CONTRA COSTA County, California,
executed by: TRACY DELA ROSA
AMADOR AND MARCOS J. AMADOR,
as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC
AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER
FOR CASH (payable at time of sale
in lawful money of the United States,
by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a
state or national bank, a check drawn
by a state or federal credit union, or
a check drawn by a state or federal
savings and loan association, savings
association, or savings bank specified
in section 5102 of the Financial Code
and authorized to do business in this
state). At: AT THE COURT STREET
ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
AT 725 COURT STREET,
(CORNER OF MAIN & COURT
STREETS), MARTINEZ, CA., all right,
title and interest conveyed to and now
held by it under said Deed of Trust in
the property situated in said County,
California describing the land therein:
AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN
SAID DEED OF TRUST. The
property heretofore described is being
sold “as is”. The street address and
other common designation, if any, of
the real property described above is
purported to be: 2564 WALNUT BLVD
#112, WALNUT CREEK, CA 94596.
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, if any, under the terms of the
Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges
and expenses of the Trustee and of the
trusts created by said Deed of Trust, towit:
$350,872.29 (Estimated). Accrued
interest and additional advances, if
any, will increase this figure prior to
sale. The Beneficiary may elect to
bid less than the full credit bid. 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 and more
than three months have elapsed since
such recordation. Date: 06/06/11
MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES,
INC. 81 BLUE RAVINE ROAD, SUITE
100, FOLSOM, CA 95630, (916) 962-
3453 Sale Information Line: (916) 939-
0772 or www.nationwideposting.com
Tara Campbell, Trustee Sale Officer
MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES,INC.
MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR
ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT.
ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL
BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
NPP0182602 PUB: 06/15/11, 06/22/11,
06/29/11
Legal RN 4844
Publish June 15, 22 & 29, 2011.
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If your Rossmoor
News was not
delivered on Wednesday,
call 988-7800
between 8 a.m. and
noon on Thursday.
HANDYMAN
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Clubs can link to the Rossmoor website
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Rossmoor website.
To get the links placed on the site, just email
the website URL to news@rossmoor.com,
and the Web master for the site will set it up.
The links will be under the club name on
the “Clubs and Organization” page, which is
listed under “Resident Info” on the home page
of www.rossmoor.com.
Currently, the Computer Club has a link.
To see how it works, go to the Computer Club
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Myrna Barajas, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0004018-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing business
as: FranNet, 3478 Buskirk Ave.,
Suite 1000, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523,
Contra Costa County.
 Lunether Inc.
 526 Black Oak Way
 Antioch, CA 94509
 Business conducted by: a Corporation.
 The registrant(s) commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on June 2, 2011.
s/Mary Eastwood, 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 4843
Publish June 15, 22 & 29, then July
6, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: June 3, 2011
P. Cornelius, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003901-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing business
as: 1.) California Fandango Project,
2.) Los Arribeños de San Francisco, 3.)
New California Minstrels, 106 Bolduc
Ct., San Pablo, CA 94806, Contra Costa
County.
 Lance Beeson
 106 Bolduc Ct.
 San Pablo, CA 94806
 Business conducted by: an Individual.
 The registrant(s) commenced to transact
business under the fictitious business
name listed above on June 3, 2011.
s/Lance D. Beeson
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 4842
Publish June 15, 22 & 29, then July
6, 2011.
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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CLERK
555 Escobar St.
P.O. Box 350
Martinez, CA 94553-0135
FILED: May 20, 2011
T. Ragsdale, Deputy County Clerk
Contra Costa County
FILE NO: F-0003641-00
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
NAME STATEMENT
 The following persons are doing business
as: Kabob Grill, 1701 Monument
Blvd., Concord, CA 94520, Contra Costa
County.
 Munaf Alsafi
 1495 Balhan Drive
 Concord, CA 94521
 Business conducted by: an Individual.
 The registrant(s) commenced to
transact business under the fictitious
business name listed above.
s/Munaf Alsafi
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 4845
Publish June 15, 22 & 29, then July
6, 2011.
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Serving the Rossmoor community for 21 years!
• Windows
• Carpet
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• Mini-blinds
• Upholstery
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ROLL OUT SHELVES
Custom made for any size cabinet
FREE ESTIMATE 415-681-1655
• Expert Installation
• Solid wood, dovetail
 construction
• Full extension slides
See more at
www.rolloutshelves.com
CA Lic #893028
(925)370-6558 • (925)787-6684 cell
grizzmark@sbcglobal.net
SPECIALIZING IN
HIGH QUALITY INTERIOR PAINTING
LET ME BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME!
Mark Alexander, Owner.
Lic./Bonded/Insured
10 years experience at Rossmoor, and I’m a very nice guy!
CONSTRUCTION
HVAC
HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING
REPLACEMENT & SERVICE 925-886-6115
Authorized TRANE dealer as well as other major brands
Roy Branda Lic. #829011 www.cahvac.com
• Over 8 years in Rossmoor
• Recommended by
 Rossmoor Realty
• Approved by
 Rossmoor
 Mutual Operations
• Expert Service
Reduce
monthly energy
costs!! Call CleanAir
to find out how!
D.J. MILLER CONSTRUCTION
Kitchen • Bathroom Remodels
• Crown moulding and baseboard
• Stone-tile-wood fl ooring
• Doors and windows
• Painting
• Home theatre and audio
• Closet Systems
925-705-0607 CA Lic #951606
Rossmoor offi ce hours are
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Security main offi ce hours are
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Security gate is open 24 hours a day
Pro Shop is open Tuesday through Sunday
Rossmoor General Information ........ 988-7700
Rossmoor Info. Telephone Ser. (RITS) . 988-7878
Chief Executive Offi cer’s Offi ce .......... 988-7712
Security Gate (non-emergency) .......... 988-7899
Security Gate (emergency) ................. 939-0693
Security Gate (guest clearance) ............ 988-7843
Security Offi ce ................................... 988-7840
Rossmoor Medical Center ................... 939-1220
Mutual Operations .............................. 988-7600
Waterford ......................................... 977-7700
Rossmoor News ................................ 988-7800
Channel 28 ........................................ 930-8642
Rossmoor Library at Gateway ............ 988-7704
Golf Pro Shop ................................... 933-2607
Audio/Visual/Custodial ...................... 988-7709
GRF offi ce information
CONSTRUCTION
PREMIER KITCHENS 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
925-283-6500 3373 MT.DIABLO BLVD., LAFAYETTE
WWW.PREMIERKITCHENS.NET
Whatever your inspiration,
the experienced design
professionals at Premier
K i t c h e n s c a n h e l p y o u
create the exact look you’ve
always wanted.
Visit our beautiful SHOWROOM and
receive a free personal consultation.
BUSINESS SERVICES
LANDSCAPING
Landscaping Services
Consultation for Decks, Patios,Gardens • Planting and Pruning
Installation, Conversion, Repair • Drip Irrigation • Pressure Washing
WALLY RUEDRICH 671-2721
Rossmoor References lic# 356488
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• Experienced in ALL phases of construction
800-445-0001
ROSSMOOR APPROVED • 11 YEARS IN ROSSMOOR
scottmayconstruction@yahoo.com
KITCHEN & BATH
REMODELS
LIC 7 5 9 4 3 8
SCOTT MAY
CONSTRUCTION & CABINETRY
25 years Experience - References Available - Rossmoor Approved
Owner Always on Site - Bonded - Insured
Quality Workmanship ★ Competitive Rates
KITCHEN & BATH • FREE DESIGN SERVICE • ELECTRICAL
• PLUMBING • FLOORING • ACCESS FOR HANDICAP
JON 925-708-0188
BUILDING TO LAST
Love2Build.com
LOCAL WALNUT CREEK CONTRACTOR LICENSE #829350
FIRST CHOICE
CONSTRUCTION
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Neighbors Helping Neighbors
RICHARD & ROSIE DAVIS
Rossmoor Residents Since 2009
General Building Contractor
Call 925-946-9746 for a Free Estimate
www.davishomepros.com
★ Rossmoor’s Trusted Contractor
★ New Home Buyer Specialist
★ Quality Craftsmanship
★ Kitchens, Bathrooms, Patio Enclosures & More License #803925
Del Mar Electric Co., Inc.
50 Years of Dependable Service
Rossmoor Approved Electrical Contractor
• No Job too Small • Free Estimates
• Rewiring Specialists
Steve 925-212-4018 or 925-937-4404
Lic.# 193014
steve@delmarelectricinc.com Lafayette, CA
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925-681-1776
2170 Commerce Ave., Ste. A,
Concord, CA
“When Quality Matters”
SHOWROOM HOURS:
Mon.-Fri. 10 am-5 pm
Saturdays by appt.
www.westcoastwindowsanddoors.com
Richard Beil, Owner
Cal Lic. #890083
FREE ESTIMATES
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