Interested in Getting your Ham Radio License?

The Walnut Creek communications committee is pleased to announce another “Ham Cram” training session that will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM in the Garden Room at the Dollar Clubhouse in Rossmoor. The class fee remains at $35.00 and our “pass ratio” continues to hold firm in the 95% to 100% range for our students, who are delighted to qualify for their FCC ham license in just one day!
We will follow up the ham cram training session with two “Get-On-The-Air” classes that are scheduled for Wednesday evenings, November 19th andDecember 17th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In those classes, which will meet in General Purpose Room #3 at the Gateway club house complex, successful ham cram graduates will receive basic radio procedural training and get the chance to acquire their own hand held radios through a specially discounted pricing program facilitated by our Walnut Creek communications committee members.
Please mark your calendars now and look for additional instructions from the primary instructors as to more details  in the next few days.We are looking forward to training new CERT members from your areas and are depending on you to reach out to them to let them know this great training opportunity is being offered again this year!  Also, these training sessions can be very helpful for reinforcement training with our current CERT ham licensees who feel that they need to “brush up” on their transmitting skills. All are welcome!
If you need any more information right now or desire to nominate candidates for the classes, please feel free to contact Dick DuBey by return email or call at925.876.0125 (Cell phone).

2014 Annual Dinner & Election

The 2014 Annual Dinner & Election had over 140 Rancho San Miguel homeowners and guests at the RSM pool on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Lantern, a local caterer provided a wonderful buffet with served appetizers.  The bar was pouring wine, soft drinks and cold water–something for everyone.

After dinner the board of directors were elected and President David German updated us on the past year’s events.  Each board member took a little time to give updates as well. The RSM board has 2 vacancies.  Please reach out to any of us for more information.  After the update we had a questions and answer session that covered everything from traffic issues to idea for 2015 events that will include all neighbors of ages.

2015 brings more events oriented to young families, new homeowners and of course those of us who have lived in Rancho San Miguel for years.


Walnut Creek Police Chief Brings Some Well Received Informtion

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On Thursday, July 17th,  Chief Thomas Chaplan Was the guest speaker at our board meeting.  Chief brought a few of his Officers and discussed the current staffing increases as well as the philosophy of the Walnut Creek police force.

The Walnut Creek police motorcycle traffic enforcement team was eliminated due to financial cutbacks a few years ago.  This important team is being re-staffed, you can expect to see several motorcycle police officers shortly.  The increase in Officers will be obvious according to Chief Chaplain.

Here is a link to the interview Ruby Lopez did on Creek Currents 




Newsletter is back!

And better than ever, in full color.  We’re moving to electronic-only distribution from this point on, so please get used to coming here for the latest edition (or we can also email it to you).  We will print it out only for those neighbors who request it because they can’t access the online edition.

Newsletter June 2013

Road closures Tuesday May 15th

Thanks to neighbor S.D. for passing on the information about road closures on Tuesday, May 15:
Stage 3 of the Amgen Bicycle Race will pass through Walnut Creek on Tuesday, May 15th at approximately 2 p.m.

On May 15, Stage 3 of the Amgen Bicycle Race will pass through a 4-mile section of Walnut Creek in the Northgate area. The route includes North Gate Road, Oak Grove Road and east bound Ygnacio Valley Road beginning at Oak Grove.
Roads along the route could be closed as early as 1:00 p.m.; drivers should anticipate possible delays between 1 and 3 p.m.

Cyclists will enter Walnut Creek on North Gate Road from Mt. Diablo State Park. They will turn right onto Oak Grove Road and then right onto Ygnacio Valley Road.

Racers are expected to take about 9 minutes to cover the 4-mile distance.
The California Highway Patrol is handling road closures. Roads will open immediately behind the end of the race.

Walnut Creek PD will have an extra team of officers assigned to the race. Two officers will be stationed in the neighborhoods east of Oak Grove Road in advance of the race to handle any emergency calls.

City staff members have been working with Amgen Tour organizers to minimize the impact on the community. Principals at Northgate High School and Foothill Middle School have been contacted and asked to share the race information with their students and their parents, and message boards alerting residents to the upcoming race will be place in the affected area.

The City does not have the authority to deny use of public streets for the race.  For any questions related to the Amgen Race, please contact the city Communications and Outreach Manager Gayle Vassar at (925)943-5895.

Berean Christian High School Expansion

The RSMHA was recently made aware of a proposed expansion to Berean Christian High School.  Some neighbors, within the legal notification boundaries, received the letter above (click to enlarge). Please put the date- next Wednesday, May 9th, at 5:00 PM, on your calendars. Kathee Colman, RSMHA President, will be there along with many of your neighbors.
Add: A second meeting, for those homeowners unable to attend the 5:00 PM meeting on Wednesday, will be held on Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 PM.